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  • Gun Talk Radio 2/24/13

    02/24/2013 5:00:46 PM PST · by mylife · 48 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 2/24/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 2/24/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Health world braces for sequester

    02/24/2013 4:58:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Health world braces for sequester By Sam Baker - 02/24/13 03:00 PM ET Every corner of the healthcare world has something — and potentially a lot — to lose from the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts set to hit the government on March 1. Doctors and hospitals say the sequester’s Medicare cuts will cost their industries more than 200,000 jobs just this year. A reduction in food inspections could lead to more food-borne illnesses, the White House has warned. And advocates for medical research say their work could be set back a generation. With the cuts looking increasingly inevitable,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Arthur Wermuth, Part 2 ~ February 25, 2013

    02/24/2013 4:58:04 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Arthur Wermuth "The One Man Army of Bataan" Part 2 - Heroes of Bataan Info from here.(Thank you to DeaconBenjamin for bringing this hero to our attention!)             The fighting along the Abucay Line that second week of January was fierce, brutal, and critical to the efforts to...
  • Green Anti-humanism

    02/24/2013 4:57:30 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Robert Zubrin
    On February 11, 2013, the Denver Post ran a guest commentary of great clinical interest. In the piece in question, Colorado State University philosophy professor Philip Cafaro advanced the argument that immigration needs to be sharply cut, because otherwise people from Third World nations will come to the United States and become prosperous, thereby adding to global warming. “And make no mistake: Immigrants are not coming to the United States to remain poor,” warns the philosopher. “Those hundreds of millions of new citizens will want to live as well and consume energy at the same rates as other Americans. ....
  • Meow (vanity)

    02/24/2013 4:55:22 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 47 replies
    She Who Must Be Obeyed sent me a couple of cat pix, thought y'all might enjoy.
  • Joy Behar Rumored To Be Going To CNN

    02/24/2013 4:54:22 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 23, 2013 | By Noel Sheppard
    The comedienne and “The View” host was spotted at the network this week meeting with new honcho Jeff Zucker, and the meeting sparked speculation that Behar — a former “Larry King Live” guest host who then landed her own highly rated show on CNN’s HLN — is part of Zucker’s plans to rejuvenate the channel. Behar's HLN show was canceled in November 2011. She's been on Al Gore's Current TV - recently purchased by Al Jazeera - since last September. Is CNN the next stop?
  • An Ex-NBA Player Who Made $11 Million In His Career Refuses To Leave His Foreclosed Home

    02/24/2013 4:53:37 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | Tony Manfred
    Ex-Sonics player Robert Swift has refused to leave his Seattle home after it was foreclosed on last summer, KOMO News in Seattle reports. Swift was drafted straight out of high school at age 19. He played three seasons for the Sonics and Thunder before falling out of the NBA, earning ~$11.5 million in salary. After he flamed out, he became one of the league's most notorious cautionary tales for the dangers of leaping straight from high school to the pros.
  • Earth's mantle helps hunt for fifth force of nature

    02/24/2013 4:51:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    newscientist.com ^ | 19:00 21 February 2013 by | Jacob Aron
    Try using the entire Earth to hunt for a new fundamental force of nature. So say Larry Hunter of Amherst College in Massachusetts, and colleagues. They have created a map of the spins of electrons deep within the Earth's mantle, which could be used to reveal the as-yet-unseen force as well as the strange particles – known as "unparticles" – that might carry it. We currently know of four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces. The hypothetical fifth force can be thought of as a version of magnetism that does not weaken as quickly with...
  • Protestant scholar lauds Benedict's ecumenical strides

    02/24/2013 4:49:04 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Pope Benedict XVI. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. Pasadena, Calif., Feb 24, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict has been a leader devoted to ecumenical efforts, according to a professor of Christian history and ecumenism at Fuller Theological Seminary, a Protestant school in Pasadena, Calif. “I have appreciated his commitment to ecumenism,” Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., who is also a minister in the Assemblies of God, an ecclesial community in the Pentecostal tradition, told CNA Feb. 19. Robeck participated in the third inter-faith gathering at Assisi with Pope Benedict in 2011, and corresponded with him when he was still prefect of...
  • Germany: Whole New Neighbourhoods without Churches

    02/24/2013 4:29:07 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 22 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 October 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    In Germany, architecture is being "de-Christianized". Entire new neighbourhoods and urban areas are being built without a church in them: churches are just not planned in the projects, as if nobody even thought of them. The German Catholic news site Kreuz reports on this phenomenon with examples from an article by architecture critic Dankwart Guratzsch in the daily Die Welt. In Stuttgart, a large new district was built for 12,000 residents without a church. In Hamburg, another new neighbourhood for 12,000 residents was created without a church. Not only that: to realize this project, 19 churches were closed down, probably...
  • Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales

    02/24/2013 4:24:50 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 51 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | February 23, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    A bipartisan group of senators is on the verge of a deal that would expand background checks to all private firearms sales with limited exemptions, but significant disagreements remain on the issue of keeping records of private gun sales, according to aides familiar with the talks.
  • QUESTION: Wat If ... God Sent A Plague Of Flys And The United States Didn't Notice

    02/24/2013 4:18:02 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 34 replies
    www.BibleStudyTools.com ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Yosemitest
    Here in eastern central Mississippi, the common house fly is the talk of the community. Fly paper is getting hard to buy, and plastic zip-lock bags full of water tacked to trees close to the doors of the houses, are seen everywhere. Maybe it's the wet season and the temperatures above freezing that have allowed the woods to bloom with house flies, because they're everywhere. Or maybe it's the scarceness of birds and bats, that consume the flies. Honey bees aren't as prevalent in the woods as they use to be, and black hornets are just as rare. Something is...
  • Radiation leaking from Iran's nuke explosion Islamic regime fears poisonous fallout clouds...

    02/24/2013 4:14:16 PM PST · by Red Steel · 42 replies
    wnd ^ | Feb 24, 2013 43 mins ago | Reza Kahlili
    Islamic regime fears poisonous fallout clouds could hit cities Radiation is leaking from Iran’s nuclear facility at Fordow, which suffered devastating explosions on Jan. 21, WND has learned, and the regime has ordered millions of antidote iodine pills from Russia and Ukraine amid fears the radioactivity will spread. Many of the personnel, who arrived after the explosion to assist with the cleanup at the site, have been taken to a military hospital suffering from headache, nausea and vomiting, according to a source in the security forces protecting Fordow. A special team of nuclear experts was ordered to the site days...
  • A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013

    02/24/2013 4:01:12 PM PST · by rkoliver · 17 replies
    A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013 by Robert Oliver The date of March 4 may not have any significance in the African-American community other than personal birthdays and wedding anniversaries. However, March 4, 2013 will mark the centennial of the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. On that day President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration will be celebrated in Washington D.C. Why would March 4 and Woodrow Wilson be significant for African Americans? Wilson was a progressive Democrat and today is considered one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. Many...
  • PA Officials Warn Obama Over Visiting Al-Aqsa

    02/24/2013 4:00:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/13 | Elad Benari
    Political and religious leaders in the Palestinian Authority on Sunday stressed that U.S. President Barack Obama should not visit the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem in a way that might compromise what they called its "Muslim sovereignty," AFP reports. Obama will be arriving in the region in the spring, and PA media has been speculating that he will visit the site of the mosque. The White House, however, has announced neither the dates of Obama's visit nor its itinerary. Sheikh Akrameh Sabri, head of the higher Islamic council and former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, said that Obama must enter through...
  • Revealed: This is why Obama is visiting Israel

    02/24/2013 3:58:46 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 74 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 02/11/2013 at 9:49 PM | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – President Obama’s planned visit to Israel as soon as next month has already secured Israeli and Palestinian pledges to restart so-called land-for-peace talks, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli officials speaking to WND. The officials disclosed the Obama administration told both sides the talks would be aimed at creating a Palestinian state in what is known as the 1967 borders, meaning an Israeli retreat from some of the strategic West Bank and possibly some eastern section of Jerusalem. According to the informed officials, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed that once the talks begin there will be a...
  • New Meme - Vanity

    02/24/2013 3:51:09 PM PST · by dsrtsage · 15 replies
    As we all know the left is constantly crushing us with the use of language, and conservatives constantly get outflanked because they seem to be incapable of making an effective communication of our ideas. Consequently, when it comes to tax arguments, the left is effective at generating class warfare because the "rich" do not pay enough. I want to change the meme on that argument from one which resolves around money (which is easily demagogued) to one about labor and time. People who own their own businesses or who are salary rarely if ever work your standard 40 hour work...
  • Cuban leader Raul Castro announces he will retire in 2018

    02/24/2013 3:44:34 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 24, 2013 | Marc Frank
    Cuban leader Raul Castro announced on Sunday he would step down from power after his second term as president ends in 2018, and the new parliament named a 52-year-old rising star to become his first vice president and most visible successor. Castro, 81, made the announcement in a nationally broadcast speech shortly after the Cuban National Assembly elected him to a second five-year term in the opening session of the new parliament. "This will be my last term," Castro said. In a surprise move, the new parliament named as his first vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel, a member of the political...
  • "‘Walking Dead’ preview: Glen Mazzara on the Dixon brothers’ fate....

    02/24/2013 3:40:51 PM PST · by virgil283 · 38 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | 4:23 p.m
    "Last week on “The Walking Dead,” yet another character departed from the roster in an unexpected moment, a casualty of the Governor’s quest for revenge. You might say, though, that the surprise was hardly surprising. After all, departing show runner Glen Mazzara has said repeatedly that no one in the world of the hit AMC series is safe. But surely, some people might be a little safer than others. Like, say, Daryl Dixon. Mazzara conceded to Hero Complex that he’s heard from plenty of audience members who promise to revolt should anything happen to Norman Reedus’ fan-favorite character. ....but he...
  • Choose Your Pope!

    02/24/2013 3:38:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-24-13 | Lutheran Satire
    The latest from Lutheran Satire. I think all critics(both Protestant and Roman Catholic alike) of theological liberalism can appreciate this one.
  • Car Problem

    02/24/2013 3:17:17 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 75 replies
    Hope no one minds if I shift gears from politics and bring up a car problem. Been buying used and new cars for near 48 years. Of the first 14 vehicles I never had a major failure such as what occurred Friday. I live 60 miles northwest of San Antonio and was headed to SA. Got within 10 miles of destination when I smelled something and within a few seconds vehicles around me started beeping their horns. Billows of smoke was coming out and no power steering. The engine was still running and with emergency lights on I safely got...
  • Defending the Faith: Top Book of Mormon expert Royal Skousen to lecture

    02/24/2013 3:13:06 PM PST · by Colofornian · 60 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 7, 2013 | Daniel Peterson
    Readers along Utah’s Wasatch Front will have a rare opportunity to hear from the foremost expert on the history of the text of the Book of Mormon between late February and the middle of March. In a series titled “25 Years of Research: What We Have Learned about the Book of Mormon Text,” professor Royal Skousen will discuss “The Original and Printer’s Manuscripts” (Tuesday, Feb. 26), “The Printed Editions” (Tuesday, March 5) and “The Nature of the Original Text” (Tuesday, March 12). A professor of linguistics and English language at BYU, Skousen is the founder of the “analogical modeling” approach...
  • Watch That Cadillac Burn - Hamburger James (Elvis 1954 1955)

    02/24/2013 3:10:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Bill Pettus
    Strange song based on the true story of Elvis' first Cadillac, a 1954 Fleetwood 60 Special, which went up in smoke while he and his band were on tour.
  • After Bankrupting Hostess, Union Workers Rake In The Federal Dough

    02/24/2013 3:07:38 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Labor: Who says intransigence doesn't pay? After driving Hostess out of business by refusing to negotiate, union bakers have been rewarded by the White House with Trade Adjustment Assistance. It's all the foreigners' fault. Politics: Who says intransigence doesn't pay? After driving Hostess out of business by refusing to negotiate, the White House has decided to reward the union bakers with Trade Adjustment Assistence, blaming foreigners. What a sweet deal. ... the AFL-CIO-affiliated Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International (BCTGM). It refused to deal, taking the entire company, including fellow workers, down with it. Turns out the union...
  • The Girls On Fox News Song

    02/24/2013 2:55:32 PM PST · by grayeagle · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | Austin Cunningham
    Great song by Austin Cunningham about the "Girls of FOX News" see I did a search.
  • (SOME) Ohio immigrants in new program denied licenses...

    02/24/2013 2:52:54 PM PST · by 88keys · 12 replies
    The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Ohio ^ | Saturday February 23, 2013 | Michael O'Malley
    On paper, Jose Mendez, 20, and Carol Apaestegui, 24, look pretty much the same. Both, with their families, came to this county as undocumented immigrants when they were children. And both have been accepted in a new federal program that gives them temporary legal status, allowing them to get work permits and Social Security numbers, which they have. But when it comes to getting an Ohio driver's license, the two young people don't match up -- Mendez was denied a license while Apaestegui got hers... "A woman at the bureau told me, 'You're not even supposed to be in this...
  • Photos: Soldiers Faced Day of Violence; More Expected

    02/24/2013 2:46:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israel's security forces faced rioting throughout Judea and Samaria on Purim. No one was reported hurt. The security forces are bracing for more violence, as preparations are being made for the funeral of a terrorist who died while in Israeli custody. Israel says he died of heart failure, but Arab inciters claim he died as a result of being beaten. ..... Photos
  • Romney Chief Strategist Stu Stevens: Media Wasn't In Tank For Obama

    02/24/2013 2:35:52 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 101 replies
    RCP video ^ | 2-24-2013
    (9:49 long) Stu Stevens' take on "so-called" media bias and Romney's 2012 campaign.
  • Aaron, 9, ‘bullied to death for being white’

    02/24/2013 2:28:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2/24/13 | Aaron Dugmore
    Family blames Asian yobs for suicide THE devastated family of a nine-year-old boy who hanged himself say he took his life after racist taunts by Asian bullies. Aaron Dugmore — thought to be one of Britain’s youngest suicides after bullying — was found in his bedroom after months of jibes at school, they claim. His family say that Aaron was threatened with a plastic KNIFE by one Asian pupil — who warned him: “Next time it will be a real one.” But despite complaints to the school, where 75 per cent of pupils come from ethnic backgrounds, they claim nothing...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/24 7-11pm est

    02/24/2013 2:17:54 PM PST · by Vision · 26 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/24/13 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Woodward pushes back: W.H. confusing, distorting facts on sequester

    02/24/2013 2:11:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward tells POLITICO Playbook that the White House is muddling the facts on the sequester - "a classic case of distortion and confusion." **SNIP** "The White House pushback is a classic case of distortion and confusion," Woodward said in an email to Playbook. "We unfortunately have seen this too often in recent presidential history... I do not think it is willful. They are just mixed up, surprisingly so."
  • State Dept. scrambles to salvage Kerry's meeting with Syrian rebel coalition

    02/24/2013 2:06:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/24/13 | James Rosen
    Over the weekend, however, the Syrian Opposition Council -- the main umbrella group for the broad array of rebel politicians, clerics and soldiers, many of them Islamists with ties to al-Qaeda and other unsavory networks -- announced it was boycotting the session with Kerry in Rome.
  • Beretta’s future in Maryland tied to state’s gun-control debate (may leave the People's Republic)

    02/24/2013 2:05:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    On the production floor of Beretta USA sits a hulking new barrel-making machine ready to churn out the next object of obsession in America’s love-hate relationship with guns: a civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces and popularized in the video game Call of Duty. Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company that made one of James Bond’s firearms, has already invested more than $1 million in the machine and has planned to expand its plant further in Prince George’s County to ramp up production.
  • Bloomberg's ban prohibits 2-liter soda with your pizza and some nightclub mixers (LIBERAL FOOD NAZI)

    02/24/2013 2:05:07 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 56 replies
    NY Post via Drudge ^ | Last Updated: 1:24 PM, February 24, 2013 Posted: 10:38 PM, February 23, 2013 | By BRAD HAMILTON and SUSAN EDELMAN
    Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop. Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families. Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub. They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. Bloomberg’s soda smackdown follows his attacks on salt, sugar, trans fat, smoking and even...
  • House Oversight Panel's Hearing Plan Could Signal GOP Shift On Climate

    02/24/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Power-eng ^ | 2/19/13
    House oversight panel Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has agreed to Democrats' request to hold one or more hearings on economic risks from climate change, but while the decision appears to be a significant break from House GOP leaders' opposition to climate hearings it is unclear whether it will change other committees' reluctance to hold such hearings. Given the uncertainty over the fate of climate change hearings in the Republican-controlled House this year, Democrats are launching a new “Safe Climate Caucus” with a strategy of daily speeches to pressure GOP leadership into addressing climate. The caucus “is banding together to...
  • Biden’s Single Good Idea: Study Effects Of Violence In Media

    02/24/2013 1:54:25 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    political outcast ^ | 2-23-13 | Chris Graham
    Let the private sector do the study. Let a bunch of different private-sector researchers do the study so that they can be reviewed by one another, their notes compared, their ideas bounced around. Biden is also either a liar or has been grounded from reading newspapers or news sites, because he also claimed that the NRA doesn’t want such studies to be conducted. Biden might want to tell NRA president Wayne LaPierre that his opinion is not actually his opinion, because Biden’s claim of LaPierre’s beliefs certainly seems to contradict LaPierre’s actual beliefs. Here’s LaPierre himself: “And here’s another dirty...
  • Both Parties Agree: Sequestration Is Bad, but Better Than The Alternatives

    02/24/2013 1:51:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Sequestration Is the Worst Option Except for All the Other Options Both Democrats and Republicans have been roundly criticizing the security and economic effects of sequestration and, at the same time, taking very little action. The only logical conclusion is that both parties agree that sequestration is an awful, terrible, harmful set of policies - except the other proposed replacements are worse. President Obama said "these cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy." Speaker Boehner, writing in the Wall Street Journal, said "there's nothing wrong with cutting spending that much... but the sequester is...
  • Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500

    02/24/2013 1:44:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the wire on Sunday, taking the checkered flag in the 2013 Daytona 500. Earnhardt Jr. finished second, running out of room as he tried to chase down Johnson on the last lap. Danica Patrick, who ran in the top-10 all day, finished eighth after losing ground on the last lap. The Daytona 500 started slow enough, with drivers content to wait things out in the early going. A wreck on lap 32 was our first real action of the day as numerous cars got caught up in the mess, leading to the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Lady From Shanghai"(1947)

    02/24/2013 1:39:03 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Orson Welles
    Today's feature: black and white, film noir, a blond femme fatale, a cripple millionaire, a luxury yacht and a hall of mirrors. Enjoy.
  • 'We want to be heard': Crowd asks Giron to shoot down gun legislation(CO Town Hall 750 people)

    02/24/2013 1:38:11 PM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Pueblo Chieftian ^ | Updated: 1:07 pm, Sun Feb 24, 2013 | Ryan Severance
    An estimated 750 people turned out Saturday to tell a local state politician how they felt about gun control. State Sen. Angela Giron heard from vocal and animated constituents. The town hall was scheduled to discuss four gun-control bills the Colorado House passed last week. Those bills will be heading to the state Senate for a vote in the coming weeks. The measures include universal background checks, a limit of 15 rounds on high-capacity magazines, a ban on concealed weapons on college campuses and a bill that would charge gun buyers for their own background checks. While about 250 people...
  • Head Start Students Do Worse

    02/24/2013 1:14:28 PM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    The rationale for the federal government’s “Head Start” program is to give disadvantaged students a boost with their school work. Sadly, though, a recently completed research study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveals that students enrolled in the program actually do worse than similarly disadvantaged peers not in the program. The biggest deficits show up in math and behavior. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged that “we should not read too much into these findings. Given our society’s widespread access to computers, calculators, and cash registers that can do the math for us, proficiency in math may not...
  • Is There an OWS Branch of the Tea Party?

    02/24/2013 1:07:35 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 48 replies
    6 Foot 2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 | Melissa Dawdy
    What's All This About a Grassroots Cruise? Despite "OWS" Backlash, Still Better to Lead than Lose February 24, 2013 When the idea for this 7-day conference first began to stir among a small group of independent organizers, the first suggestion was to convene at a resort somewhere, like CPAC does. But a little research quickly revealed that an upscale Caribbean cruise was actually more economical, and probably more fun. With three volunteers, and plans for a social media campaign to get the word out, Freedom on the Sea was born. Since 2009, activists have grabbed training any way they can...
  • Carter in Oscarland: The Rehabilitation of the 39th President (Mega-hurl)

    02/24/2013 12:58:25 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 75 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 | Douglas Brinkley
    Only a few weeks ago, Lincoln was assumed to be the surefire winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. Not since Gregory Peck in 1962’s To Kill a Mockingbird has an actor performed with the unforgettable gravitas of Daniel Day-Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln in the months before his assassination. But a funny thing happened when the horses turned the bend at the Golden Globe Awards. Argo, based on a CIA-led rescue mission in 1980 that smuggled six American diplomats out of Tehran at the tail end of Carter’s presidency, suddenly has all the Oscar momentum. And, in a serendipitous...
  • Police: Pizza delivery person shot teenager during attempted robbery

    02/24/2013 12:53:34 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 31 replies
    http://www.theindychannel.com ^ | 02/23/2013 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS - A 15-year-old is in critical condition after being shot by a pizza delivery person, later identified as Michael Andrews, police said. Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Richelieu Road, near Franklin Road and East 38th Street, around 7:15 p.m. Friday. Metro police said the shooting happened during an apparent attempted robbery.
  • What If Republican Todd Akin Advocated Rape Whistles?

    02/24/2013 12:45:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 24, 2013 | IND EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: The silent media ignore a Colorado Democrat who says women don't need firearms to defend themselves from predators and a patronizing vice president who says women can't handle an AR-15 anyway. On Monday, the Colorado House passed four gun control bills. Among them is HB13-1226. It would ban concealed weapons on college campuses, as if creating more gun-free zones, such as the one around the Aurora, Colo., theater, where 12 were killed and another 59 wounded, will prevent more massacres. Colorado is a concealed-carry state, as was Virginia at the time of the Virginia Tech shootings. But like...
  • GOP governors take a pragmatic turn

    02/24/2013 12:40:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2013 12:48 PM EST | Ken Thomas and Steve Peoples
    Many Republican governors who worked to thwart much of President Barack Obama’s first-term agenda are shifting gears and softening their rhetoric now that his run was extended for four more years and they’re facing their own re-election. These state leaders are offering greater cooperation on health care and skipping the tough talk on immigration, taking a cue from voters who in last November’s election expressed their opposition to partisan gridlock in Washington. For many governors, the new approach reflects not just the specific needs of their states but also the realities of the political calendar: Nearly two dozen GOP governors...
  • Palestinians call for probe of Israeli prisons

    02/24/2013 12:34:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2013 2:10 PM EST | Karin Laub
    Palestinians on Sunday called for an international investigation of Israel’s treatment of Palestinian detainees after a 30-year-old prisoner died in custody and a hunger strike by four other inmates sparked a week of West Bank protests. The death of Arafat Jaradat set off more clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian stone-throwers in several areas of the West Bank on Sunday. In one incident, two Palestinians were wounded by army fire, including a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the chest, a Palestinian health official said. … Palestinian officials and the detainee’s family alleged Jaradat was mistreated by the Shin Bet,...
  • Blinky Found in Lake Tahoe (video)

    02/24/2013 12:32:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 31 replies
    NBC Sacramento affiliate KCRA reports a number of giant goldfish have been found in Lake Tahoe, possibly posing a risk to the lake’s fragile ecosystem. Biologists have not yet confirmed if toxic waste from the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is to blame.
  • Blueprint For Non-Partisan Partisanship

    02/24/2013 12:30:34 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 3 replies
    The North Carolina Conservative ^ | 2/23/13 | Vicky Kaseorg
    The skein of alleged corruption in NC politics is unraveling. First, there is evidence of illegal online registration by NC Democrats in the presidential election. Now, a 501c(3) nonprofit group, specifically forbidden to engage in partisan politics was inconveniently exposed for doing just that. Based in Raleigh, Blueprint North Carolina is an advocacy and policy group which is, as noted on its website, “strictly non-partisan” (wink, wink). In addition, they claim, “Blueprint activities will not be coordinated with any candidate, political party or other partisan entity.”
  • Camarota: New Illegal Alien Electorate Anti-Gun, Biggest Voter Registration Ever

    02/24/2013 12:26:21 PM PST · by jdirt · 27 replies
    WND ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Albert Thompson
    Great video on the issue. New Illegal Alien Electorate Anti-Gun, Higher Taxes, More Spending, Big Gov, Biggest Voter Registration Effort Ever. Either the Republicans adapt to the new electorate or they don't legalize illegal aliens and start enforcing the law vigorously. Which one do you think they want and the heck with you. The new electorate will be changing Republicans' position on gun control, taxes, Income redistribution, healthcare, government involvement in education, foreign policy towards Palestinians and China. So if you are for limited government, illegal immigration reform is important to you and your children's future. http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/immigrants-like-democrats-over-economics/#yshihUBDyWvROPJt.99