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  • Former Oakland man, aspiring rapper, killed in Maserati shooting on Vegas Strip

    02/22/2013 6:59:35 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 02/22/2013 | Kristin J. Bender
    LAS VEGAS -- A man killed in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday morning was a rapper who previously lived in Oakland, a family member said. Ken Cherry, 27, who rapped under the name Kenny Clutch, was shot by someone in a black Range Rover about 4:20 a.m. as he drove on Las Vegas Boulevard. After he was shot, Cherry rapidly accelerated his gray Maserati down Las Vegas Boulevard and through a red light before striking a cab at the intersection of Flamingo Road. The cab burst into flames, and the cabdriver and a...
  • Prepare for Gay Marriage [Warning]

    02/22/2013 6:59:14 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 102 replies
    head heart hand blog ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | David Murray
    Prepare for Gay Marriage I hate writing about this subject, but with both French and British parliaments passing gay marriage laws in the past week, we’re reaching a no-turning-back point in our world. God is sovereign and specializes in last minute rescues, but barring a Mordecai-type intervention we might as well face up to the reality that gay marriage is coming down the pike at an unstoppable speed, and it’s going to impact many Christians in damaging and even destructive ways. While continuing to pray, preach, and campaign against this (read these nine words again), we must also ask how...
  • Democrats show lots of love to Medicare scammers

    02/22/2013 6:56:53 AM PST · by Liz · 4 replies
    LOWELL SUN (Massachusetts) ^ | 2/20/13 | MICHELE MALKIN
    Hey, remember when President Obama crusaded against Medicare fraud and vowed to crack down aggressively on scammers who've bilked the program out of an estimated $90 billion? Like Archie and Edith Bunker used to sing: Those were the daaaays. While Democrats pretend to protect the elderly and disabled, leaders of the People's Party have pocketed gobs of campaign contributions from fat-cat donors tied to massive Medicare rip-off schemes. We now know that the jet-setting Florida eye doctor who flew beleaguered Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., to several alleged sex romps in the Dominican Republic also overbilled the government by $8.9 million...
  • Maryland to Hold Committee Hearings on 51 Anti-Gun Bills in Just 2 Days

    02/22/2013 6:48:51 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Maryland --(Ammoland.com)- 2 More Gun Bill Days are Scheduled 51 Bills to be Heard Briefly stated, here is the situation: A total of 51 bills will be heard over 2 days in 3 Committees. Each day we will have bills being heard in 2 different Committees at the same time. This tactic is intended to dilute our numbers, which is why a strong boots on the ground turnout is so important. This is especially true on March 5th because the hearings will be in different buildings. Friday, March 1st @ 1:00 PM: 4 bills in the House Health &...
  • Senators in Immigration Talks Mull Federal IDs for All Workers

    02/22/2013 6:47:59 AM PST · by haffast · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 20, 2013, 7:47 p.m. ET | DANNY YADRON
    Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. workercitizen or notto carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person's legal eligibility to work. snip But at least five of the eight senators writing the bill have backed biometric ID cards in the past. At least three of themSens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.)have said they support requiring the cards under the new law but are open to other options, aides say. snip Mr. Graham, in an interview, said that...
  • Male student fights to wear dress to prom [CBS sympathy]

    02/22/2013 6:45:26 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 44 replies
    .cbsnews ^ | February 21, 2013 | CBS news
    Male student fights to wear dress to prom
  • JOE BIDEN ON HOME DEFENSE

    02/22/2013 6:41:11 AM PST · by shortstop · 31 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/20/13 | bob Lonsberry
    Biden goes Rambo. In an online interview with a magazine reporter, day before yesterday, the vice president of the United States told us how to defend our homes. He is a significant federal officer -- first in succession to the presidency -- and was one of the longest-serving senators in modern history. And he has given us instructions. The vice president said he told his wife, "If theres ever a problem here, just walk out on the balcony, here, walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and just fire two blasts outside the house." He then went on to say that...
  • Sanford police: We'll buy your gun, no questions asked

    02/22/2013 6:41:00 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 21 replies
    The Orlando Slantinel ^ | 22 FEB 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    <p>In another sign that Sanford police are ratcheting up their campaign against street violence, the department on Friday announced a gun buyback next week.</p> <p>The agency will buy any gun no questions asked and give the person turning it in a $50 Target gift card.</p>
  • A year later, Trayvon Martin case murkier than ever

    02/22/2013 6:37:22 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 Feb 2013 | Eric Zorn
    The simple story cops yawn when burly white vigilante stalks and kills unarmed African-American child for the "crime" of walking while black shocked the conscience of much of the nation a year ago and touched off an explosion of indignant demagoguery. Trayvon Martin, 17, was walking through a Sanford, Fla., subdivision early on the evening of Feb. 26, 2012, headed from a convenience store to the home where he was staying with his father. Off-duty neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, was driving to the grocery store when he saw Martin and called police to report that an...
  • Princess Cristina of Spain may be named in corruption case

    02/22/2013 6:34:07 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 22 February 2013 07.19 EST | Giles Tremlett in Madrid
    King Juan Carlos's daughter likely to be formally named as a suspect in multimillion-euro scandal ahead of possible indictment As a financial scandal engulfs the royal family and politicians begin to call for his abdication, Spain's King Juan Carlos faces one of the worst weeks in his 37-year reign, with prosecutors set to ask a judge to formally name his daughter Princess Cristina as a suspect in a multimillion-euro fraud and money-laundering case. The request, which would be a preliminary step to a possible indictment, is poised to be made next week and will be based on the testimony of...
  • MA Liberal Pushes Gun Ban, Citizens Show Up To Shoot It Down

    02/22/2013 6:30:43 AM PST · by suspects · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 22, 2013 | Michael Graham
    The people have spoken, the ... conservatives? The original, less-family-friendly quotation came from California Democrat Dick Tuck after he lost a U.S. Senate primary in 1966. This particular sentiment reflects the divide between the ever-more-left-leaning Democratic Party and the average person even here in Massachusetts. Wednesday night the Westford Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to withdraw an article from the Town Meeting warrant calling for the town to ban the possession of virtually all modern firearms. An overflow crowd of more than 400 people showed up to let liberal Selectman Robert Jefferies know that he doesnt speak for them....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/22/13)[Prayer]

    02/22/2013 6:23:24 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/22/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures YHVH Gibbor Milchamah - The LORD Mighty In Battle (Psalms 24:8) Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
  • Kid President and Obama announce White House Easter Egg Roll [Clown Plays Games While Economy Tanks]

    02/22/2013 6:22:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/21/13 | Maura Judkis
    This years White House Easter Egg Roll will be the cutest one EVER, obviously. Just watch.... Kid President, a.k.a. nine-year-old Robby Novak,announces that the ticket lottery for the April 1 White House Easter Egg roll is open,and closes on Monday, Feb. 25. Better get your name in there if you want to meet Kid President! Or real president. But the former upstages the latter in this mega-cute video...
  • Speaker Of The Mississippi House Woos Gun Makers To The State

    02/22/2013 6:20:09 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | February 22, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn has made another move in reaction to potential federal gun control laws, this time wooing gun manufacturers to relocate to his state. Gun manufacturers are under attack in anti-Second Amendment states, Gunn said in a release announcing that he sent 14 letters to CEOs of firearm manufacturers across the country Thursday, inviting them to move their operations to Mississippi. He said it is a state where their industry and jobs will be appreciated.
  • My Dinner with Calvin [Coolidge]

    02/22/2013 6:19:01 AM PST · by statestreet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 20, 2013 | David Pietrusza
    My phone rang late on a Friday evening. The number was from an area code with which I wasnt too familiar. Would I be able to attend a dinner in Manhattan honoring Amity Shlaes on the occasion of the publication of her new Calvin Coolidge biography? Well, yes yes, I would. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/20/my-dinner-with-calvin/#ixzz2LdOsACmC
  • Lauren Silberman scheduled to be first woman participant at NFL regional scouting combine

    02/22/2013 6:14:46 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 22 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Feb 20, 2013 | Kevin Kaduk
    If we're being completely honest, Lauren Silberman's odds of making a NFL team as its kicker are pretty much nonexistent. However, the long-shot nature of her bid isn't stopping the 28-year-old New Yorker from becoming the first woman in history to register for an NFL regional scouting combine, which features players who weren't invited to the main combine currently being held in Indianapolis. Silberman will compete alongside college kickers in New Jersey on March 2 and 3 for the right to advance to a Dallas super-regional combine in April...
  • Pakistan's Ambassador to U.S. Sherry Rehman accused of blasphemy

    02/22/2013 6:14:06 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Farhan Bokhari
    ISLAMABAD One of Pakistan's top-ranking diplomats, Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman, is the latest person to be accused of blasphemy in her home country under harsh laws that include a possible death sentence for anyone convicted of defaming the Islamic prophet. A senior government official in Lahore, provincial capital of Punjab province, confirmed to CBS News that a case of blasphemy had been registered with the police in the city of Multan against Rehman, a former journalist who was assigned to the Washington post in 2011. The case promises to unleash another clash between conservative Muslims who vehemently back...
  • Embrace the Sequester

    02/22/2013 6:07:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Mark Davis
    Something odd happened a few months ago as I weighed the various aspects of the dreaded Sequester Monster, a creature vilified across party lines. It is often true that if enough people in government say something is bad, there is a strong chance of redeeming qualities. So my journey began. The only element of the sequester that bothered me in the least was military cuts. But my friends at the Institute for Policy Innovation properly observe that defense spending will not fall below 2007 levels, which were 75% above pre-9/11Pentagon budgets. High enough for me? Of course not. I actually...
  • Stymied: Mortgage Rates Rise Despite Accelerating Fed Agency MBS Purchases

    02/22/2013 6:05:36 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/222013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I am going on Fox Business with Adam Shapiro at 2:45pm EST today to discuss the housing recovery and whether it is sustainable. While mulling over the data, I noticed a disturbing trend. Mortgage rates for consumers are rising with additional Fed asset purchases. We are all aware of The Feds massive intervention in the economy through its quantitative easing programs beginning in September 2008. But what is lost on that chart is the dramatic growth in Treasury and agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) since the beginning of October 2012. Agency MBS, in particular, has risen dramatically. But has the massive...
  • Gun retailer leaving California...

    02/22/2013 6:01:04 AM PST · by Sporke · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/21/13 | Bryan Preston
    Shield Tactical released the following statement on their Facebook page today. Who didnt see THIS coming, honestly? :) Shield Tactical is pleased to announce that we are moving our retail division to Shiner, Texas. We are pleased to have neighbors such as TBRC and the Spoetzl Brewery (home of Shiner Beer). Shipping etc will not be substantially affected. Out training division will remain in CA until the legislature outlaws everything.
  • Why the income tax is worth celebrating

    02/22/2013 5:58:52 AM PST · by tom h · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2013 | Molly Michelmore
    The federal income tax celebrates its 100th birthday this month. With so few fans of the tax in and outside Washington, few are likely to celebrate. But maybe we should. The income tax was once quite popular ... After the Civil War, the federal government relied on a combination of consumption taxes and high tariffs to raise revenue. Both bore most heavily on regular people while doing little to tap the fortunes of the Gilded Ages robber barons. Popular hostility toward these moneyed interests helps explain the initial popularity of the income tax ... At their 1896 convention, Democrats endorsed...
  • The Feds Want Your Retirement Accounts

    02/22/2013 5:57:57 AM PST · by radioone · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-22-13 | John White
    Quietly, behind the scenes, the groundwork is being laid for federal government confiscation of tax-deferred retirement accounts such as IRAs. Slowly, the cat is being let out of the bag. Last January 18th, in a little noticed interview of Richard Cordray, acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Bloomberg reported "[t]he U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] is weighing whether it should take on a role in helping Americans manage the $19.4 trillion they have put into retirement savings, a move that would be the agency's first foray into consumer investments." That thought generates some skepticism, as aptly expressed...
  • Daily finance & investment thread (2-22-13 edition)

    02/22/2013 5:57:13 AM PST · by dennisw · 5 replies
    2-22-13
    Daily finance & investment thread Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news A number of people have talked about such a thread. Lets see how it goes. This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers. You can vent about the big one that got away. You can chime in how Obama is out to wreck American capitalism. If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please do Post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite precious metals blogs and...
  • Golds Death Cross is a buy signal for China

    02/22/2013 5:53:48 AM PST · by dennisw · 25 replies
    telegraph ^ | February 21st, 2013 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Gold price has dropped below $1,600 for first time in six months It is a treacherous moment for gold bugs. The first whiff of future tightening from the US Federal Reserve has sent bullion into a nose-dive, triggering a much-feared Deaths Cross sell signal on gold futures. Gold has dropped by over $100 an ounce in ten days, touching $1556 this morning. The HUI index of gold mining stocks broke down weeks ago as so often leading gold itself by a few weeks and has already crashed to levels last seen in 2009. Goldman Sachs has cut its...
  • Biden Tells Gun Control Conference:"We Must Speak For Those 20 Beautiful Children"

    02/22/2013 5:50:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    http://www.courant.com/ ^ | February 22, 2013 | Jenny Wilson
    DANBURY Amid concerns about getting a vote on tighter gun control legislation only months after the worst elementary school massacre in history, Vice President Joe Biden joined many of Connecticut's most powerful leaders in a daylong forum to press for change. "There's a moral price to be paid for inaction. If you're concerned about your political survival you should be concerned about the survival of our children," Biden warned. "I believe the price will be paid politically by those who refuse to act, who refuse to step forward."
  • NAZIS SEIZE VITAL TUNISIAN PASS FROM ALLIES; RUSSIANS SMASH AHEAD IN THE DONETS BASIN (2/22/43)

    02/22/2013 5:48:09 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/22/43 | Drew Middleton, Kluckhohn, Robert Trumbull, Herbert L. Matthews
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  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/22/2013 5:33:41 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 78 replies
    WATER BUMP Something I received in email that offers a little perspective on ammo shortages - This morning I lucked out and was able to buy several cases of ammo. On the way back I stopped at the gas station to get some gas, and this drop dead gorgeous blond was filling up her car at the next pump. She looked at the ammo in the back of my car and said in a very sexy voice, "I'm a big believer in barter, big boy. Would you be interested in a trade of sex for ammo?" I thought it...
  • To The GOP - You Must Stand Your Ground On The Sequester

    02/22/2013 5:32:30 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 10 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/22/13 | LD Jackson
    In one week, seven days, the GOP has a decision to make. In spite of the dire warnings and fear mongering being broadcast by President Obama and his minions in the liberal media, the GOP has publicly stated the sequestration will go forward on March 1. That's their public face, but I can't help but wonder what is going on behind closed doors. We have already discussed the sequester many times. Those of us who pay attention to these things know President Obama is up to his same familiar tricks, trying to sway public opinion in his favor by feeding...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 22, 2013 -

    02/22/2013 5:31:27 AM PST · by tioga · 42 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day. MonomaniaNoun 1. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject. 2. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea. monomaniac - n. monomaniacal - adj. monomaniacally - adv. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 22, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/22/2013 5:24:08 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 2/22/13 | Joel Osteen
    When Life Isnt Fair Today's Scripture And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Everyone goes through things that dont seem to make sense. Its easy to get discouraged and wonder, Why did this happen to me? Why did this person treat me wrong? Why did I get laid off? But we have to understand, even though life is not always fair, God is fair. And, He promises to work all...
  • Purim, party and paradox [Jewish Interest]

    02/22/2013 5:23:23 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Rabbi David Aaron
    Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jews from the wicked Haman's scheme to exterminate all the Jewish men, women, and children living in the Persian empire, which essentially meant all the Jews in the world. On Purim we are obligated to hear the Book of Esther which recounts the Purim story and enjoy a festive meal. We are also required to give charity to the poor, send two food items to a friend, and get so drunk that we do not know the difference between Haman, the villain, and Mordechai, the righteous hero of the story? (This last commandment, I...
  • Country Club Republicans Link Up With Democratic Ruling Class

    02/22/2013 5:23:13 AM PST · by SueRae · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/20/2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    Full Title: As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned On January 1, 2013 one third of Republican congressmen, following their leaders, joined with nearly all Democrats to legislate higher taxes and more subsidies for Democratic constituencies. Two thirds voted no, following the people who had elected them. For generations, the Republican Party had presented itself as the political vehicle for Americans whose opposition to ever-bigger government financed by ever-higher taxes makes them a country class. Yet modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been partners in the...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 22, 2013]

    02/22/2013 5:22:56 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance "Be still, and know that I am God . . ." —Psalm 46:10 Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling. Perseverance is our supreme effort of refusing to believe that our hero is going to be conquered. Our greatest fear is not that we will be damned, but that somehow Jesus Christ will be defeated. Also, our fear...
  • Why Do Democrats Hate American Manufacturers?

    02/22/2013 5:07:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Here's the latest example of head-splitting cognitive dissonance in Washington: President Obama used his State of the Union address to crusade for a revitalized U.S. manufacturing sector. But while he pays lip service to supporting businesses that build their products on American soil, Obama and his left-wing operatives are hell-bent on driving a key sector of the U.S. manufacturing industry six feet under: the American firearms and ammunition industry. The White House is pushing new government spending to "spur economic growth," protect manufacturing plants and "create good-paying jobs" to help America's middle class. Yet across the country, with aggressive...
  • Authorities: LA freeway shooting suspect a "loner" and "gamer"

    02/22/2013 5:05:01 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 21, 2013 | CBS
    TUSTIN, California The shooter who went on a violent rampage in California earlier this week has been described by authorities as a "loner" and a "gamer," CBS LA reports. The Orange Country sheriff's department has been investigating 20-year-old suspect Ali Syed since he allegedly shot five people, three fatally, before turning the gun on himself. Violent video games and mass violence: A complex link "He spent a lot of time alone in his room playing video games," said Orange County Sheriff's department spokesman Jim Amormino. There is still no known motive in the case and law enforcement officials are now...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Wishes The Press Would Let Obama Golf In Peace

    02/22/2013 4:59:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://politicker.com/ ^ | February 22, 2013 | Ross Barkan
    In a chapel on Rikers Island today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the press shouldnt be irked about being barred from photographing a round of golf between President Barack Obama and Tiger Woods. I dont know why the president has to have people watch what he does, said Mr. Bloomberg, responding to a question from CBSs Rich Lamb during a press conference introducing an anti-recidivism program. He has a right to a vacation. You take a vacation occasionally, you dont work 24/7. He does. He works very hard and he certainly has a right to his private life.
  • Israel to award Obama prestigious medal in visit

    02/22/2013 4:56:16 AM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Fox News
    <p>Israel will award President Barack Obama the country's Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit.</p> <p>Israeli President Shimon Peres' office said Monday that Obama will be recognized for his "unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens."</p>
  • Coal Industry Regulations Were A Laughing Matter to the EPA

    02/22/2013 4:51:40 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/20/2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Lisa Jackson recently left her job as EPA administrator amid an investigation into her use of alias email accounts. She apparently used those secret accounts to shield official agency business from Freedom of Information Act requests. In one of those emails, recently obtained by a free-market think tank, an EPA employee mocked proposed coal ash regulations, joking that Jackson "knows which landfill's leaching, She knows which pond might break, She knows they all lack liners, Close 'em down, for goodness sake!" The Competitive Enterprise Institute says it has now received thousands of heavily redacted emails sent by or...
  • Newt on Rove: 'No 1 Person is Smart Enough/Has a Moral Right to Buy Nominations Across the Country'

    '...the system of Tammany Hall and the Chicago machine' Weighing-in on PAC-man Karl Rove's semi-declared war on constitutional conservatives, former House Speaker Gingrich made clear in a Human Events column what the discredited RINO-pumper is attempting to do with his so-called 'Conservative Victory Project': basically crush the TEA Party wing and centralize Republican Party power in favor of 'Rockefeller Republican', Big Government RINOs- an effortNewt described as 'repungnant' and alien to GOP principles: _______________________________________________________________________________ It is appalling how little some Republican consultants have learned from the 2012 defeat. It is even more disturbing how arrogant their plans for the future...
  • Cantor and Jonathan Soros on Saving Democracy from Big Money (ridiculous alert)

    02/22/2013 4:48:32 AM PST · by mgist · 6 replies
    Bill Moyers ^ | 2/15/13 | Moyers
    Dan Cantor and Jonathan Soros on Saving Democracy from Big Money February 15, 2013 Theres no question that big money calls the shots, or at least strongly influences the agenda, on many issues vital to Americas democracy and integrity. Dan Cantor, Executive Director of New Yorks Working Families Party, and Jonathan Soros, co-founder of the Friends of Democracy super PAC and a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, join Bill to discuss their proposals to fight the corrosive effects of money in politics. With the help of Soros anti-super PAC super PAC, the two are combating the negative impacts of...
  • Kerry: Be Ready to Join Us in Fight against Climate Change (Video)

    02/22/2013 4:39:09 AM PST · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/20/2013 | CNS Staff
    ttp://cnsnews.com/video/national/kerry-be-ready-join-us-fight-against-climate-change
  • Man's Millions-of-years Mathematical Myth debunked

    02/22/2013 4:36:45 AM PST · by koinonia · 138 replies
    This is from a blog from a priest which I found original and convincing regarding the age of the human race:Man's Millions-of-years Mathematical Myth debunked: p*b y = x Let me propose an argument, rather simple, but which should convincingly indicate that the human race - whether through evolution or as an intact race - cannot date tens or hundreds of thousands of years back (let alone millions and zillions!). The argument is based on population growth and the 7 billion people on earth as of 2012. Seven BILLION people is a LOT of people and so one can readily...
  • (RINO Saboteur) Bolling - It's A Challenging Time To Be A 'Mainstream' Republican In Virginia

    02/22/2013 4:31:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    WMAL.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | John Matthews
    Bill Bolling swears he hasn't decided whether he'll run for Governor of Virginia, but in a mostly one-sided conversation with WMAL's Mornings On The Mall Thursday, the incumbent Lt. Governor sounded an awful lot like a candidate aiming for middle-of-the-road votes. "There are a lot of what I'll call more 'mainstream' Republicans like me that are just not real happy with the current leadership and direction of our party," said Bolling. "I think in this particular race in Virginia this year, there's a lot of uneasiness out there with the candidates of both of the major political parties, so that...
  • Adrian Wyllie announces bid for Florida governor, plans to eliminate federal meddling

    02/22/2013 4:26:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Oath Keepers EMail | Jan 28, 2013 | Staff
    With the 2012 election behind us, candidates have begun preparing for races in 2014. One of the earliest Libertarian Party candidates to declare is Adrian Wyllie, chair of the Florida LP, who announced earlier this month that he would run for governor. He plans to distinguish his campaign by focusing on his plan to combat the federal government's encroachments on state sovereignty. "One of my highest priorities is going to be upholding the 10th Amendment, and rejecting any unconstitutional federal mandates or laws on the state level," Wyllie said. "I think one of our biggest problems is the assault on...
  • Legal expert laments media confusion over mandate

    02/22/2013 4:25:39 AM PST · by mgist · 3 replies
    CNA ^ | 2/13 | By Michelle Bauman
    Legal expert laments media confusion over mandate Pres. Barack Obama with HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius announce the contraceptive mandate at the White House, Jan. 12, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2013 / 04:02 am (CNA).- The Obama administrations latest proposals to revise the federal contraception mandate have been significantly misunderstood and misrepresented, said a legal scholar. Carrie Severino, chief counsel at the Judicial Crisis Network and a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said the media confusion is not surprising, given that the administration released the 80-page document on a...
  • Massachusetts forces schools to let 'transgender' boys use girls' restrooms, lockers

    02/22/2013 4:21:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/19/2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    BOSTON, February 19, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester has issued orders to the states K-12 public schools requiring them to permit transgender boys and girls to use the opposite sexs locker rooms, bathrooms, and changing facilities as long as they claim to identify with that gender. Many elementary schools in smaller Massachusetts towns include children from kindergarten through eighth grade, making it possible for boys as old as 14 to share toilet facilities with girls as young as five. Under Chester's leadership, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released an 11-page document on...
  • Quvenzhan Wallis gives a great stare, but is that Oscar-worthy?

    02/22/2013 4:10:23 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/19/2013 | Mary Pols
    Quvenzhan Wallis gives a great stare, but is that Oscar-worthy? Most child actors, however talented, are out of their depth in the race for gold. Quvenzhan Wallis was 5 when she was first cast in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," age 6 when she murmured Hushpuppy's best line -- "I want to be cohesive" -- and even three whole years later, at age 9, she is still the youngest-ever nominee for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She is a natural in front of the camera, possessed of a fierce stare and the kind of beautiful little face...
  • Retired general says National Guard could help curb Chicago violence

    02/22/2013 3:48:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/21/13 | Lolly Bowean
    To reduce the homicides and shootings plaguing Chicago streets, elected officials should consider calling on the state and federal governments for help, even the National Guard if necessary, said a retired Army lieutenant general who spearheaded the military response after Hurricane Katrina. "Just like we do with any disaster. When the tornado comes, or the floods come, the federal government comes in to help," Russel L. Honore said Thursday at a news conference in Chicago. "Let's not let this be about pride. 'We are big ol' Chicago, we are too proud, we can handle this.' Maybe you can't handle it....
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - February 22, 2013

    02/22/2013 3:39:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 21 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house nat, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Today's Toons 2/22/13

    02/22/2013 3:29:39 AM PST · by pookie18 · 15 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 2/22/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.