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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.