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  • What a Republican Leader Should say

    Bill Wilson has an interesting article in Forbes in which he illustrates why Republicans are the stupid party. Now, there’s nothing wrong with pointing out that Obama lied about proposing the sequester. That’s a fair point about lying by high government officials. But then they switch roles. Obama plays his in the traditional way: But the current debate over sequester – an across-the-board $85 billion reduction of budget authority which translates into just a $53.8 billion cut to outlays this fiscal year ending September 30 – is notable for both its unfounded hysteria as well as a surprising role reversal.To...
  • Italian Prosecutor Alleges Drug Trafficking Calabrian Mafia Assassinated Australian Cops

    02/23/2013 10:35:16 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/23/13 | Friends of Ours
    Italian anti-Mafia prosecutor Vincenzo Macri says that the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia "certainly" is behind the 1989 killing of Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester as reported by Richard Guilliatt for The Australian: "he said he believed the Winchester murder was carried out by the same organisation that murdered Griffith anti-drug campaigner Donald Mackay in 1977 and federal police officer Geoffrey Bowen in 1994." In recent years Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia has been eclipsed by the Calabrian Mafia as Italy's most powerful crime group due to its obscene profits from the cocaine trade in Europe. The Calabrian...
  • Poll to FReep: Should Congress allow automatic spending cuts to take effect <snip>?

    02/23/2013 10:21:28 AM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 26 replies
    KGUN-TV Tucson ^ | 2-23-2013 | KGUN-TV Tucson
    Full title- Should Congress allow automatic spending cuts to take effect if it cannot reach an agreement for resolving the deficit? Yes, No, Undecided.
  • Reduce the Regime’s Leverage Over You: Get Off The Healthcare Grid

    02/23/2013 10:16:56 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    New Rhodesia Dispatch ^ | 2/20/13 | John deWitt
    A major element of surviving and thriving for an American Rhodie is identifying: in what ways and how strongly can the Regime exercise leverage over me and my Tribe? If the Regime can hurt you, that’s leverage. If you need the Regime, that’s also leverage. To that end, briefly consider the following facts: 1. In ObamaCare, the Regime created impossible-to-refuse incentives for all health care providers to acquire and deploy electronic health care record-keeping systems. 2. The Regime has built and deployed a gigantic server farm for the NSA in Utah capable of storing and searching virtually infinite quantities of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Chelyabinsk Meteor Flash

    02/23/2013 10:16:24 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    NASA ^ | February 23, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A meteoroid fell to Earth on February 15, streaking some 20 to 30 kilometers above the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia at 9:20am local time. Initially traveling at about 20 kilometers per second, its explosive deceleration after impact with the lower atmosphere created a flash brighter than the Sun. This picture of the brilliant bolide (and others of its persistent trail) was captured by photographer Marat Ametvaleev, surprised during his morning sunrise session creating panoramic images of the nearby frosty landscape. An estimated 500 kilotons of energy was released by the explosion of the 17 meter wide space rock with...
  • Progressivism's assumptions about government

    02/23/2013 10:13:16 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    For the Framers of our constitution, the people could be trusted and their wise discretion informed. Self government was an all important thing to achieve, so as to get away from despotic government. But for progressives, you have a different outlook. Progressives do not understand the concept of "self interest" at all, and the notion of public reason isn't even considered. It's just silly voodoo magic.In the book "Public Opinion", by Walter Lippmann, he writes the following on page 313: If, then, you root out of the democratic philosophy the whole assumption in all its ramifications that government is instinctive,...
  • Remember the Alamo! February 23 – March 6, 1836

    02/23/2013 10:11:24 AM PST · by GregoTX · 25 replies
    The Alamo ^ | February 23 1836 | The Alamo
    On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio López de Santa Anna's army outside San Antonio nearly caught them by surprise. Undaunted, the Texians and Tejanos prepared to defend the Alamo together. The defenders held out for 13 days against Santa Anna's army. William B. Travis, the commander of the Alamo sent forth couriers carrying pleas for help to communities in Texas. On the eighth day of the siege, a band of 32 volunteers from Gonzales arrived, bringing the number of defenders to nearly two hundred. Legend holds that with the possibility of additional help fading, Colonel Travis drew...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Curiosity Self-Portrait Panorama

    02/23/2013 10:10:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | February 22, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This remarkable self-portrait of NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover includes a sweeping panoramic view of its current location in the Yellowknife Bay region of the Red Planet's Gale Crater. The rover's flat, rocky perch, known as "John Klein", served as the site for Curiosity's first rock drilling activity. At the foot of the proud looking rover, a shallow drill test hole and a sample collection hole are 1.6 centimeters in diameter. The impressive mosaic was constructed using frames from the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) and Mastcam. Used to take in the panoramic landscape frames, the Mastcam is standing...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Gravitational Tractor

    02/23/2013 10:02:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | February 21, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How would you change the course of an Earth-threatening asteroid? One possibility - a massive spacecraft that uses gravity as a towline - is illustrated in this artist's vision of a gravitational tractor in action. In the hypothetical scenario worked out in 2005 by Edward Lu and Stanley Love at NASA's Johnson Space Center, a 20 ton nuclear-electric spacecraft tows a 200 meter diameter asteroid by simply hovering near the asteroid. The spacecraft's ion drive thrusters are canted away from the surface. Their slight but steady thrust would gradually and predictably alter the course of the tug and asteroid,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Saturn's Hexagon and Rings

    02/23/2013 9:59:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | February 20, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Why would clouds form a hexagon on Saturn? Nobody is sure. Originally discovered during the Voyager flybys of Saturn in the 1980s, nobody has ever seen anything like it anywhere else in the Solar System. If Saturn's South Pole wasn't strange enough with its rotating vortex, Saturn's North Pole might be considered even stranger. The bizarre cloud pattern is shown above in great detail by a recent image taken by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft. This and similar images show the stability of the hexagon even 20+ years after Voyager. Movies of Saturn's North Pole show the cloud structure maintaining...
  • CAIR Director Calls for Death Penalty for Blasphemers Against Islam

    02/23/2013 9:59:27 AM PST · by LSUfan · 52 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 19 Feb 13 | Daniel Greenfield
    The most disturbing thing about this is that “Sharia law” prosecutions can only take place in the Muslim world. So this looks a lot like an attempt at intimidating and perhaps even causing the death of Atheist and Christian critics of Islam in the Muslim world. Last August, the director of CAIR St. Louis, Faizan Syed, wrote about his ideas for monitoring social media titled Social Media Task Force. Syed wants to create a Muslim youth association who would aggressively monitor the media. What really stood out was this statement under the section “I have few suggestions to make in...
  • Board Must Defend Recess Appointments, Court Says

    02/23/2013 9:51:36 AM PST · by EXCH54FE
    Free Beacon ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Bill McMorris
    A federal appeals court allowed a legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board to move forward on Friday, casting additional doubt on the legitimacy of the Obama administration’s embattled labor arbiter. A three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit Court ordered the board to file a written response defending President Barack Obama’s recess appointments. The ruling stems from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation’s (NRTW) appeal to an NLRB ruling that forced non-union employees to pay for union lobbying costs. National Right to Work attorney Glenn Taubman said the board’s decision violates Beck Rights, which allow employees to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Mercury on the Horizon

    02/23/2013 9:51:02 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | February 19, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you ever seen the planet Mercury? Because Mercury orbits so close to the Sun, it never wanders far from the Sun in Earth's sky. If trailing the Sun, Mercury will be visible low on the horizon for only a short while after sunset. If leading the Sun, Mercury will be visible only shortly before sunrise. So at certain times of the year an informed skygazer with a little determination can usually pick Mercury out from a site with an unobscured horizon. Above, a lot of determination has been combined with a little digital manipulation to show Mercury's successive...
  • Exotic Cars and Montana Plates

    02/23/2013 9:48:59 AM PST · by nascarnation · 53 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 2/22/2013 | Doug DeMuro
    In its simplest form, an exotic car with a Montana plates is an immense tax dodge. Being the Wild West, you see, Montana levies no sales tax. Instead, its government chooses to operate under the unique “we don’t need no stinkin’ money” principle, which possibly explains why they went without speed limits for several years: they couldn’t afford the signs. In my home state of Georgia, the Veyron’s $1.7 million MSRP would be taxed at seven percent, which comes out to $119,000. For a license plate. Anyway, if you lived in Montana, the same Veyron would cost virtually nothing to...
  • Plano Police Warn Hispanic Men Of Violent Attacks

    02/23/2013 9:47:06 AM PST · by SeminoleCounty · 29 replies
    CBS DFW (CBS Channel 11, Dallas) ^ | February 23, 2013 | Bud Gillett (reporter)
    PLANO (CBS 11 NEWS) – Plano Police and volunteers hit the streets today to alert residents to a string of violent attacks that are targeting Hispanic men. There have been five since October…two of them as late as last week. Neighborhood businesses are participating, posting flyers to raise awareness of the potential danger…while police take a more direct approach. Detective Daniel Caballero and Sergeant Lindy Privett went to Plano markets and bazaars carrying a warning in Spanish….that Hispanic men walking alone have been targeted and violently robbed. Police say there have been five attacks in recent months. A group of...
  • Brazil's 2014 election campaign gets off to early start

    02/23/2013 9:46:48 AM PST · by JerseyanExile
    Reuters ^ | February 22, 2013 | Anthony Boadle
    Brazil's 2014 election season got off to an unusually early start this week with the unofficial launch of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign by her mentor and predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Celebrating his Workers' Party's 10th year in power, Lula laid to rest speculation that he would run again by anointing Rousseff as the party's best option to stay in power. The main opposition party PSDB went on the offensive and attacked the decade of Workers' Party (PT) rule for undoing its work in laying the basis for Brazil's financial stability under former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso. "They...
  • If Obama Becomes An Imperial Leader This Could Be His Official Title... (pic)

    02/23/2013 9:40:45 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Administration Lashes Out at Congressmen’s Failure to Consume Office Budget Allowance

    02/23/2013 9:36:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) held a press event to announce he is returning $600,000 in unused funds to the US Treasury. The Senator said he was “proud of the fiscal prudence shown by my staff in making sure we are as efficient as possible with the taxpayers’ money.” This is the second time Paul has refunded money. Last year he returned $500,000. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) also announced his office was returning $160,000 in unspent funds. “At a time when Americans are tightening their budgets, I have made an effort to do the same with my Congressional office budget,” Mulvaney...
  • Russia to hand over INS Vikramaditya to India in November

    02/23/2013 9:35:37 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Indian Express ^ | February 22, 2013
    Russia will hand over the much-delayed INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier to India in November, giving the country's navy a strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean region. The Vikramaditya aircraft carrier is to be handed over to the Indian Navy in November, 2013, head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin, said yesterday. "The ship is to be put in a dock in April, go on sea trials in June and July and be officially handed over some time in November," he said. The Vikramaditya was originally built as the Soviet Project 1143.4 class aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov....
  • Blood in the Water?

    02/23/2013 9:33:26 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 8 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 23, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    At a recent Brookings Institution event, Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow there, offered some cogent observations about how the jihadis view the drawdown in Afghanistan. He said: Part of it I think is simply this: the smell of blood in the water. There is a perception in Pakistan, and a perception in Afghanistan, that the United States is about to cut and run, that we are about to dump this problem. And with that perception is the perception that the jihad is on the verge of its greatest victory ever, that the defeat of the Soviet Union was one thing,...
  • Man charged with felony in Obama mural defacing

    02/23/2013 9:21:46 AM PST · by OKRA2012 · 64 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/23/13 | Carol Cristian
    A suspect has been charged in a recent defacing of a mural of President Barack Obama near a popular midtown restaurant.
  • F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

    02/23/2013 9:19:06 AM PST · by NYFreeper · 22 replies
    www.af.mil ^ | 2/22/2013 | Jim Garamone
    2/22/2013 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22 here.
  • Westford, Massachusetts defeats gun ban to thunderous applause!

    02/23/2013 9:16:00 AM PST · by algernon_garnock · 7 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | 02-22-2013 | Betty Liberty
    See the happy citizens! Scoff at the whiny loser board selectman! Behold the pontificating prez of the NRA... http://youtu.be/6DSDSNUr6aY
  • Jimmy Carter on "Argo": "It’s a great drama, and I hope it gets the Academy Award for best film"

    02/23/2013 9:08:14 AM PST · by Borges · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/22/13
    ****** Citing one key discrepancy in the film, the former United States president made this point: "...90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian," notes the 88-year-old. "The movie gives almost full credit to the American CIA. And with that exception, the movie's very good."
  • The Debate We Have to Win, Otherwise We Lose the Country

    02/23/2013 9:05:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Recently a discussion of this story about DC Comics being pressured by homosexual activists to fire one of its writers because he’s on the board of the National Organization of Marriage prompted vigorous debate on my Facebook wall. While perusing through the various comments, it was obvious there still exists much confusion in our country today about the term “rights.” There are two types of rights: unalienable and contractual. Sometimes referred to as a natural right (i.e. “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” reference from The Declaration of Independence), an unalienable right is a right that comes from God...
  • Obama Gets Economic Advice From Al Sharpton, Other "African American Leaders"

    02/23/2013 9:02:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | February 23, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other "African American leaders" to discuss the president's "plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there," according to the White House.
  • Olympic wrestling: US, Iran find common ground (also Russia)

    02/23/2013 8:55:07 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 3 replies
    Dawn.com ^ | February 20, 2013 | AP
    <p>We’ll be standing arm-in-arm with Iran, and we’ll be standing with Russia as we will with lots of other countries,” said Mitch Hull, national teams director for USA Wrestling, in an interview in Tehran with AP Television News before the World Cup Tournament.</p>
  • As furloughs loom, unions try to soften sequester blow for federal workers

    02/23/2013 8:52:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 2/22/13 | Lisa Rein
    Federal government labor unions and agency managers are bargaining over how and when to carry out first-of-their-kind furloughs of more than a million employees as deep spending cuts are all but certain to kick in Friday. Union leaders cannot stop the furloughs or determine who in each agency must take them. They say their best option is to soften the pain of unpaid days, which could slash federal pay by up to 20 percent this fiscal year. -snip- This would be the first time that furloughs across the federal government would occur with no chance that lost pay would be...
  • Sequester is not a cut.

    02/23/2013 8:52:13 AM PST · by donmeaker · 24 replies
    The Sequester is not a cut.
  • The Minimum Wage and Economic Reality (Why not outlaw high prices to help low income earners?)

    02/23/2013 8:46:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/21/2013 | Steve Chapman
    President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress want to raise the minimum wage to improve the lot of the working poor. But they've got the wrong idea. The problem is not that these workers earn so little; it's that the things they buy cost so much. I propose instead to outlaw high prices. No one, after all, likes paying too much. So let's put a stop to it. Gas is too expensive? Make it $2 a gallon, max. Bread and meat take a big bite out of the family budget? Poor people could eat better if they had to pay...
  • North Korea warns U.S. forces of "destruction" ahead of war drills

    02/23/2013 8:45:27 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-23-2013 | Sung-won Shim
    North Korea on Sunday warned the top U.S. military commander stationed in South Korea that his forces would "meet a miserable destruction" if they go ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korean troops, North Korean state media said. Pak Rim-su, chief delegate of the North Korean military mission to the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom, gave the message by phone to Gen. James Thurman, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, KCNA news agency said.
  • Task Force concludes ‘Stand Your Ground’ is good law

    02/23/2013 8:35:54 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 7 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 22 FEB 2013 | Staff
    For the past 10 months, the 19-member Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection has been reviewing Florida Statute 776, also known as the “stand your ground” law, which defines justifiable use of force. On Friday, the task force released its final report, concluding that the law is good and should not be overturned. The Task Force, led by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, held public meetings in Tallahassee, Longwood, Arcadia, West Palm Beach, Cutler Bay, Jacksonville and Pensacola. Aided by thousands of comments from the public and from law enforcement experts, the panel concluded that Floridians have the right to...
  • District attorney: Las Vegas constable will not face DUI charge

    02/23/2013 8:32:37 AM PST · by redreno · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Published Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 | 2:59 p.m. Updated Friday, F | By Conor Shine (contact) Conor Shine
    Las Vegas Township Constable John Bonaventura will not face criminal charges related to his arrest last week on suspicion of driving under the influence, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said. In a statement, Wolfson said that although Bonaventura’s preliminary breath test showed he was over the legal blood-alcohol limit when he was pulled over Feb. 12, that test is not admissible in court. An arrest report indicates he registered a level of 0.099 on that test. A second, admissible breath test showed Bonaventura’s blood-alcohol level at 0.069, below the legal limit of 0.08. That test was administered at the...
  • ACU: Rand Paul, Marco Rubio Have Perfect Voting Records

    02/23/2013 8:30:46 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 22 Feb 2013 | Matthew Auerbach
    Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Marco Rubio, R-FL., topped the list of approximately 40 House and Senate Republicans who received a perfect conservative voting score from the American Conservative Union, sponsor of next month’s Conservative Political Action Conference. The ACU released its annual rankings Thursday. In the Senate, Rubio and Paul, who are both seen as possible 2016 presidential contenders, were awarded the Defenders of Liberty designation, receiving a “perfect 100 percent” score on their voting records ... Thirty-four House members were deemed Defenders of Liberty, among them Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Joe Wilson, R-S.C.; and Tom Price, R-Ga. The...
  • Dan Bongino @ Guns Across America Rally in Annapolis, MD

    02/23/2013 8:30:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Published on Jan 20, 2013 | Dan Bongino
    This speech is from last month. Somehow it got overlooked, but it will knock your socks off!
  • The Three Pillars of Propaganda (Saturbray)

    02/23/2013 8:30:07 AM PST · by bray · 5 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 2/23 | bray
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Cor 3:17 Once again we are being propagandized by the Global Warmists. Of course they have changed the catchphrase into Climate Change or as it has been called in the past; weather, they are mining the nuggets of fear many are hoping for. For communists, the main purpose for living is centralizing power and more control in distributing the resources of a country. The Regressives have pretty much taxed every source on the planet so the only thing untaxed is air, Global...
  • Republicans voting for cloture on Hagel must be voted out of office

    02/23/2013 8:25:25 AM PST · by Amerisraelhere · 29 replies
    By the time of this writing (Feb. 22nd), several RINO Senators – Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, John McCain-Feingold of Arizona, Lindsey Gramnesty of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Susan Collins of Maine, intend to vote for cloture (i.e. breaking the filibuster) on Chuck Hagel’s nomination for SECDEF, thus allowing it to proceed to the floor, where it is sure to pass as the Democrats have 55 votes. If these RINO traitors vote for cloture and thus vote to allow the Democrats to confirm Hagel along party lines...
  • Are Speculators to Blame for High Gasoline Prices?

    02/23/2013 8:22:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Given a two-day plunge in crude futures, gasoline prices may have hit a temporary peak. Nonetheless, consumers feel the pinch as pump prices have risen 34 straight days. For only the fifth time in history Gas prices topped $4 a gallon in District of Columbia. Nationwide, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline climbed to $3.78 a gallon, up 47 cents in the past month, the AAA said. In parts of California, Gasoline Prices Topped $5.00 on February 5. CNN Money has an interactive Gas Price map to check prices in your state. Republicans Cry Foul Yahoo!News reports Politicians...
  • Billionaire has unique role in official Washington: climate change radical

    02/23/2013 8:16:49 AM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 17 February 2013 | Juliet Eilperin
    When Thomas Steyer — a San Francisco billionaire and major Democratic donor — discusses climate change, he feels as if one of two things is true: What he’s saying is blindingly obvious, or insane. It’s a somewhat shocking statement for someone who’s in the running to succeed the cerebral Steven Chu as energy secretary. Granted, he’s a long shot — the leading contender is MIT professor Ernest Moniz, who served as the department’s undersecretary during the Clinton administration — but his backers say his strength lies in combining business savvy with an activist’s passion. But it’s not as if Steyer,...
  • Oregon Dems introduce bill banning most modern guns and authorizing warrantless searches of home

    02/23/2013 8:10:26 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    With the outrage over the Newtown massacre fading, gun-grabbers are hastening their efforts at the state level. The Oregon Firearms Federation (hat tip: Gateway Pundit) reports: Two days after Senate Democrats claimed they would not seek a ban on modern firearms and feeding devices, Democrats in the Oregon House introduced just that. Seven Senators joined with eight House Reps to introduce a sweeping ban on virtually all modern firearms. Among the Senators is, of course, Ginny Burdick, who claimed on Wednesday "that she is backing off an attempt to push through a bill on gun clips that she drafted following...
  • Stranger helps reunite IE man with dog that was taken away

    02/23/2013 8:08:44 AM PST · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    ABCLocal via MSNNow ^ | February 17, 2013 | Leslie Miller
    It's rare that a grown man cries in public, but when Dave Thomas thought he was going to lose his dog, he couldn’t stop the tears. The San Bernardino, Calif., resident had been arrested after failing to appear in court for two traffic violations, and his best friend, Buzz Lightyear, was impounded. Thomas was told he needed $400 to get the dog back — half of it by the following Wednesday — or the adoption process would begin. It was Friday, and he had $6 in his pocket. That's when Maria Sanchez, a regular visitor to the shelter, saw Thomas...
  • Mom Dancing??? Our FLOTUS???

    02/23/2013 8:07:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 26 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-23-2013 | MOTUS
    Submitted for your consideration without further comment:     If that doesn’t do it for you, there’s much more:     I can’t do any more. You’re on your own ...Read the Rest here>>>
  • Priest conceived in rape recounts journey to forgive father

    02/23/2013 8:07:16 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | February 18, 2013
    CNA STAFF, Feb 18, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- A priest who was conceived in rape when his mother was only 13 years old is sharing the story of how he met, forgave and heard the confession of his father, who is now living a life of faith. “I could have ended up in a trash can, but I was allowed to live,” said Father Luis Alfredo Leon Armijos of Loja, Ecuador. In a Feb. 6 telephone interview with CNA, Fr. Leon, who is pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Loja, said his mother, Maria Eugenia Armijos Romero, was working...
  • Clearing Away the Rubble...with Black Hawks, Tanks, and Loads of Ammo

    02/23/2013 8:06:15 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | Robert Small
    "We have cleared away the rubble of crisis," President Obama reported in his State of the Union address, "and we can say with renewed confidence that the State of our Union is stronger." He cited troops coming home after a decade of "grinding war," six million jobs created "after years of grueling recession," American car purchases up, foreign oil purchases down, a healing housing market, a rebounding stock market, corporate profits that "have skyrocketed to all-time highs," Republicans and Democrats working together "to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion," "tens of thousands" of American jobs created by green...
  • Chinese government condones, assists cyber-war against the U.S. Military

    02/23/2013 8:02:56 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 23rd, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    Diànnǎo Hēikè “For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” –Sun Tzu Sun Tzu would love cyber warfare. The master of the Chinese board game of Go enjoyed the idea of defeating his enemy without a battle. China is conducting cyber war on the United States. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have a group of highly trained hackers (Hēikè) whose sole purpose is to attack American companies in order to steal information to enhance the Chinese Military. This hacking group is...
  • Love Letter

    02/23/2013 7:58:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Charles Payne
    There have been many wonderful letters written through time on a number of topics including love (Napoleon, Beethoven and Lewis Caroll), fatherly advice (Reagan and Fitzgerald), and condolence; perhaps none better than Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, but my favorite letter of indignation, honesty, and dire warning came this week from the CEO of Titan (TWI) to the industry minister of France. On January 31 of this year, Goodyear Tire made the decison to close its sprawling commerical and farm tire plant in north France. The company in fact decided to bolt Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It simply...
  • Organ-donation euthanasia: a growing epidemic

    02/23/2013 7:57:37 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | February 22, 2013 | Joe Tremblay
    By Joe Tremblay * Euthanasia is not such a bad word anymore. In fact, the medical practice of prematurely declaring a person as clinically dead is widespread in the West; especially when the patient is an organ-donor. Although the practice of organ donation is morally permissible and is inspired by honorable intentions, nevertheless, what should be borne in mind is that not a few hospitals, hospices and other medical institutions are heavily influenced by the culture of death.Take Dominic Wilkinson, a physician specializing in newborn intensive care and medical ethics in the UK. In May of 2010 he wrote about...
  • It's Not About Guns: It's About Control

    02/23/2013 7:55:30 AM PST · by elteemike · 14 replies
    Campaign speech by ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bognino, running for Senate in Maryland...
  • The Ground War Over Gun Control Has Officially Begun

    02/23/2013 7:55:17 AM PST · by yoe · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 22, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro,
    The ground war over gun control after the Newtown, Conn. massacre has begun. Across the country, members of Congress are being hit with grassroots campaigns and ads aimed at pushing them to one side or the other in the current debate over gun violence. On Friday, the remnants of President Obama’s reelection campaign will hold its first “Day Of Action” since the November election, rallying its millions of supporters to join the call for gun control legislation at grassroots events nationwide[snip] The National Rifle Association is targeting several members with ads of its own, running (full page news paper…) spots…….
  • US, Japan agree to negotiation on free trade agreement

    02/23/2013 7:55:10 AM PST · by SeminoleCounty
    Gulf News (via Reuters) ^ | February 23, 2013 | Staff
    Washington: The United States and Japan on Friday agreed on language aimed at giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe political cover to bring the world’s third-largest economy into negotiations on a US-led free trade agreement in the Asia Pacific region. In a carefully worded statement following Abe’s meeting with President Barack Obama, the two countries reaffirmed that “all goods would subject to negotiation” if Japan joins the talks with the United States and 10 other countries. At the same time, the statement leaves open a possible outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, talks where the Japan could still protect...