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  • Women's groups decry appeal on morning-after pill (15 is too old???)

    05/02/2013 2:13:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set off a storm of criticism from reproductive rights groups, who denounced it as politically motivated and a step backward for women's health. "We are profoundly disappointed. This appeal takes away the promise of all women having timely access to emergency contraception," Susannah Baruch, Interim President & CEO of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, said in a statement late Wednesday. "It is especially troubling in light of the Food and Drug Administration's move yesterday to continue age restrictions and ID requirements, despite...
  • In runners' tent and ER, a rush to save limbs -- and lives

    05/02/2013 2:10:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Health ^ | April 25, 2013 | Wayne Drash
    The instant Jim Asaiante heard the first explosion, he flashed back to Iraq. "That was an IED," he said to no one in particular. The former Army nurse fought the urge to rush toward the wounded. He knew there would be a second blast. Tending to soldiers blown up by roadside bombs had taught him that. Asaiante paused and waited a few seconds. The ground shook again, a percussive explosion that sent more people scrambling, more smoke roiling down Boylston Street. While most ran for their lives, first responders like Asaiante swooped into action. In the days to come, first...
  • Barry Fey (Denver Rock Promoter) Death Ruled Suicide

    05/02/2013 2:08:58 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | May 1, 2013 | Brian Maass
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Arapahoe County coroner has confirmed a CBS4 Investigates report that rock promoter Barry Fey took his own life. The 74-year-old concert promoter was found dead Sunday at his Cherry Hills Village home. Sunday evening, CBS4 reported that according to multiple sources familiar with what happened, Fey had killed himself. There were no signs of foul play at the scene. Fey was apparently discovered by one of his sons who had been living at the expansive Cherry Hills Village home that Fey had been renting. An autopsy was completed Monday and Wednesday afternoon, Arapahoe County Coroner Dr....
  • Expert: Hickenlooper may commute Chuck E. Cheese shooter’s execution (Article and Video)

    05/02/2013 2:00:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | May 1, 2013 | Will C. Holden
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — An Arapahoe County judge is expected to set an execution date for one of Colorado’s death row inmates at a hearing Wednesday morning. But that may not be the final chapter for Nathan Dunlap, especially with political agendas on the death penalty being pushed in high places. Dunlap has been on death row for 20 years, and recently lost his final appeal. In 1996, he was convicted of killing four people inside an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. Dunlap was 19 years old when he walked into the Aurora restaurant where he had been fired and...
  • Abortion clinic video makers call for government investigation

    05/02/2013 1:53:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/1/2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A pro-life activist group that uses hidden cameras to go undercover in abortion clinics called Wednesday for a government investigation into the practice of letting “born-alive” children die. “We believe in human rights for everyone — human rights for the child in the womb, the child outside the womb, and true protection and medical care for women. Not the brutality that goes on during these procedures,” Lila Rose, president of Live Action, said at a rally Wednesday in front of Washington Surgi-Clinic near George Washington University in Northwest Washington. “When I hear things like, ‘flush it down the toilet’ or...
  • Vladimir Putin and the Boston Bombings

    05/02/2013 1:50:26 AM PDT · by No One Special · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2013 | Kim Zigfeld
    The Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is singing you a siren song, Mr. and Mrs. America, about how you and he are struggling together against global terrorism. Don't you believe it, though -- not for one neo-Soviet second. Russia stands with the terrorists, not against them. Russia stands against America, and all she represents. On April 25, 2013, the Israeli air force shot down a drone aircraft five miles from its port city of Haifa, which has a population of about 300,000. Hezb'allah denied sending the drone, but six months ago, when another drone was intercepted by Israeli Defense Forces, Hassan...
  • Abortion, Contraception Consequences on Display in Gosnell’s ‘house of horrors’

    05/02/2013 1:48:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Southern Nebraska Register ^ | 5/3/2013 | Bishop James Conley, D.D., S.T.L
    Our news outlets are not known for their squeamish attitude toward violence. On the contrary, reporters are often criticized for fixating on violence, exploiting it as fodder for the 24-hour news cycle. We rarely see journalists shying away from a gruesome case. Yet, the media has been reluctant to cover the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell – a Philadelphia abortionist accused of committing unspeakable crimes at his "Women’s Medical Center." Already indicted by a grand jury, Gosnell is on trial for running a "house of horrors," where hundreds of infants were born alive and beheaded with scissors. The testimony against...

    05/02/2013 1:40:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 1 May 2013 | Ann Coulter
    You can tell the conservatives liberals fear most because they start being automatically referred to as "discredited." Ask Sen. Ted Cruz. But no one is called "discredited" by liberals more often than the inestimable economist John Lott, author of the groundbreaking book More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. Lott's economic analysis of the effect of concealed-carry laws on violent crime is the most thoroughly vetted study in the history of economics, perhaps in the history of the world. Some nut Dutch professor produces dozens of gag studies purportedly finding that thinking about red meat makes people...
  • Today's Toons 5/2/13

    05/02/2013 1:21:40 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/2/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Benghazi Source: "Huge Breakdown" Between State Department And Military

    05/02/2013 12:37:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    FOX NEWS: Special Report aired the final segment in their investigative series on the Benghazi attacks. Fox News correspondent Adam Housley reported on accusations that the Obama administration dropped the ball. A special operator who watched the events unfold and has debriefed those who were part of the response spoke to Housley on the condition of anonymity. He suggested more could've been done to save lives...
  • Woodside murder trial: Daughter accuses father, Pooroushasb Parineh, of mother's murder

    05/01/2013 11:47:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/01/2013 | Aaron Kinney
    The daughter of Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh, a Woodside real estate investor accused of murdering his wife, Parima, told a jury Wednesday that she believes her dad made more than one attempt on Parima's life. When asked about her mother's suicide attempt on March 16, 2010, about a month before she was found dead of a gunshot to the head, Austiaj Parineh blurted out, "I would say it was the first murder attempt." The comment was stricken from her official testimony as speculation, but it underscored the alienation of the defendant from his three adult children, who have filed a wrongful...
  • Congress finds it hard to let Federal Helium Program run out of gas

    05/01/2013 11:36:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2013 | David A. Fahrenthold
    President Ronald Reagan tried to get rid of it. So did President Bill Clinton. This October, their wish is finally set to come true. The Federal Helium Program — left over from the age of zeppelins and an infamous symbol of Washington’s inability to cut what it no longer needs — will be terminated. Unless it isn’t. On Friday, in fact, the House voted 394 to 1 to keep it alive. The problem is that the private sector has not done what some politicians predicted it would — step into a role that government was giving up. The Federal Helium...
  • The Enemy Within Lives At The White House

    05/01/2013 11:34:02 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | May 1, 2013 | Allan Erickson
    According to Obama’s advisor on religious tolerance within the U.S. military, Christians sharing their faith, including chaplains, present “… a national security threat. What is happening [aside from sexual assault] is spiritual rape. And what the Pentagon needs is to understand is that it is sedition and treason. It should be punished.” “Criminalize Christianity” as an official policy of the federal government pertaining to military personnel? It is a short distance from that to jailing pastors, as they already do in Iran. Once the government grossly violates the 1st Amendment, preferring one group over another, it can prosecute anyone deemed...
  • The Stupid Party Strikes Again

    05/01/2013 11:30:58 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    Power Line ^ | APRIL 30, 2013 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    It’s not enough that Washington Republicans seem bent on signing onto any immigration deal that supposedly helps them with their “image” problem, but why do so many of them want to bash one of Obama’s better ideas in his budget: privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)? Let’s see: Barry Goldwater was for this before it was cool, and Ronald Reagan broached the idea in 1981, and was beaten back. Now Obama has grabbed hold of it. Start selling federal assets, and pretty soon the deficit might start to come down. It is understandable that Tennessee senators Corker and Alexander would...
  • Atheist accuses Christians of treason over beliefs

    05/01/2013 11:21:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2013 | Unattributed
    Argues any military member talking about faith guilty of sedition That there have been those who oppose Christianity in all its forms and expressions at any time anywhere isn’t new. Those are personalities like Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who recently said, “We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.” The fact the military is listening to him is new. That was confirmed in a report by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who said...
  • Law and Order: SVU Makes the Connection With Veterans

    This Wednesday’s episode (9pm ET/PT) options visitor star Eion Bailey as a armed forces veteran who turns into the key witness of a surprisingly violent crime. We needed to properly depict a veteran — in this case, a strong, resilient younger man — who is coping with some very actual PTSD symptoms. it’s our hope that viewers who tune in to look at the cops bust the dangerous guys will put off more than an hour of entertainment. they’ll see an instance of a legislation enforcement officer and a veteran talking about in search of effective psychological well being treatment,...
  • Barnier aims to give every EU citizen the right to a basic bank account

    05/01/2013 11:05:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    European Voice ^ | 01.05.2013 / 04:10 CET (May 1) | Ian Wishart
    Michel Barnier, the European commissioner for the internal market and services, will on Wednesday (8 May) launch plans to give every individual in the European Union the right to a basic bank account. The proposals also aim to make it easier for customers to switch from one bank account to another, and to force banks to be more transparent about the fees they charge, so that consumers can make better comparisons between different providers. … It is estimated that around 56 million people in the EU above the age of 15 do not have a bank account. …
  • Study: Food, skin allergies increasing in children

    05/01/2013 10:59:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 12:28 AM EDT | Mike Stobbe
    Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found. Experts aren’t sure what’s behind the increase. Could it be that children are growing up in households so clean that it leaves them more sensitive to things that can trigger allergies? Or are mom and dad paying closer attention to rashes and reactions, and more likely to call it an allergy? “We don’t really have the answer,” said Dr. Lara Akinbami of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the senior author of the new report released Thursday. …
  • First Chinese automaker in US to open Calif. plants

    05/01/2013 10:54:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2013 5:34 PM EDT | John Rogers
    The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States unveiled ambitious plans Wednesday to eventually build as many as 1,000 plug-in electric buses a year at a refurbished RV manufacturing plant in a wind-swept, sage-dotted corner of the Mojave Desert. In a news conference on a patio outside BYD’s new energy-efficient production facility, the company’s senior vice president, Stella Li, said the first of 10 zero-pollution vehicles, already on order from the city of Long Beach, should roll off the assembly line next year. Within two years, Li said, BYD Motors expects to be producing 50 buses a year, and...
  • Illegal border crossings rise in South Texas as Congress debates immigration reform [Rubio call ofc]

    05/01/2013 10:48:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 1, 2013 7:30 PM | Anna Werner
    A few thousand protesters hit the streets in Los Angles Wednesday to demand citizenship for illegal immigrants. The protesters hope to influence Congress, which is working on comprehensive immigration reform. … In Texas, just the debate itself is drawing new immigrants over the border. Juan Mercado lives on border property his family has owned since the 1850s. Immigrants often sneak across there. But since January, the number has tripled. … Border patrol agents in the Rio Grande sector tell CBS News apprehensions have risen from 2,800 in January to 7,500 in March. …
  • CNN Poll: 4 in 10 Open to Give Up Liberties for Security

    05/01/2013 10:44:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:19 PM | Greg Richter
    A new poll shows a willingness by 4 out of 10 Americans to give up some civil liberties to fight terrorism. But they don’t want the government eavesdropping on their cell phone calls or emails. … When it comes to security versus personal freedoms, 81 percent favor expanding use of cameras on streets and in public places. That's up 20 points since 2001. Seventy-nine percent favor using facial-recognition technology to search for suspected terrorists at public events. …
  • Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly dies

    05/01/2013 10:36:35 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    WENN.COM ^ | May 1, 2013
    Kris Kross star Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly has died at the age of 34. The rapper was found unresponsive at his home in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday and transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, a representative for the Fulton Country Medical Examiner tells The cause of death is not yet known and an autopsy is expected to take place on Thursday. Stars flocked to pay tribute to Kelly as news of his death broke, with Timbaland and Big Boi among the first to offer their condolences. R&B star Monica lamented, "Chris Kelly, may the peace...
  • Explosives stolen from Forest Service facility near Red Lodge

    05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies ^ | 5/1/13
    The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for help from the public in gathering information about the theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge. A press release from the ATF says that in April 2013, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service. The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge.
  • Toad found in can of green beans [w/video]

    05/01/2013 10:04:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/28/13
    Gloria Chubb of South Bend, Indiana, was shocked when she discovered a toad in a can of Meijer green beans. Chubb told WBND ABC 57 that she was in a rush that day and didn’t notice the amphibian until after she emptied the can and microwaved the green beans. She said, "My son put some on his plate and said, ‘What is that?’ I thought maybe it was a piece of moldy bacon or something-- because they have bacon in them sometimes…I and I took it out of there and it wasn't moldy bacon, it was a toad with parts...
  • May Day march escalates into chaos, confrontation, violence

    05/01/2013 10:04:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 5/1/13 | Essex Porter
    Police arrested more than a dozen people and used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray after apparent anarchists and May Day marchers converged in downtown Seattle, throwing pipes, fireworks and rocks, lighting flares and sparking confrontations with officers. Protesters met at Seattle Central Community College at the busy intersection of Broadway and Pine Street and then spilled into the street, blocking traffic.
  • Woman takes boy’s home run ball, throws it on field

    05/01/2013 9:45:22 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 32 replies
    Guyism/Yardbarker ^ | May 1, 2013 | A. Issac
    A home run off the bat of Adam Dunn happily found its way to a young Rangers fan. While the boy celebrated his newfound treasure, an evil, tattooed witch stole the ball and threw it back on the field. The woman and her meathead companion celebrated while the boy sulked. I’ve lost faith in humanity. Here’s a step-by-step look at the boy’s heartbreak.
  • Duke hikes fees to provide sex-change surgery to students

    05/01/2013 9:44:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 30, 2013 | Scott Greer
    Duke University plans to raise its student fees in order pay for students' sex reassignment surgery. Duke University recently made the decision to raise student fees in order add sex-reassignment surgery to their healthcare plan. The private university, located in North Carolina, follows Brown and other universities in offering coverage for the controversial operation. Administrators say they will cover the cost of the reassignment surgery up to $50,000 that will be covered with a cause a 0.3 percent increase to overall student fees. LGBT advocates on campus immediately celebrated the university’s decision.
  • Seattle Police Department live-tweets left-wing protest run amok

    05/01/2013 9:44:06 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 1, 2013 | Twitchy
    We're now getting reports of group smashing windows @ Broadway/Pine business. #SeaMayDay See more, including pictures at link.
  • Minn. House Speaker: No Gun Bills This Year

    05/01/2013 9:28:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 1 May, 2013 | AP
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Thissen decided Wednesday that the Minnesota House won’t vote on any gun control bills this year, a major priority for many Democrats coming into the legislative session but one that got stymied by divisions in the party over access to guns.
  • Militia Hired by State Dept. Warned It Wouldn’t Protect Stevens’ Movements in Benghazi

    05/01/2013 9:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 1, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The February 17th Martyrs Brigade, a Benghazi-based militia with Islamist elements that the State Department hired as a “quick reaction force” (QRF) to protect the department’s mission in Benghazi, warned the State Department that it would not protect the movements of Amb. Chris Stevens when he visited there last September. That warning was relayed to the regional security officer (RSO) at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli—the top security adviser to the ambassador—in an internal State Department email dated Sept. 9, 2012. That was one day before Stevens departed Tripoli for Benghazi—for what was scheduled to be a five-day visit. …
  • Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' $200 Million Production Nightmare Exposed

    05/01/2013 9:20:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | Greg Gilman
    Damon Lindelof and Paramount have spilled the rotten tomatoes on Brad Pitt's "World War Z." Incomplete script, an incoherent ending, massive re-shoots, millions of dollars in budget overages, and even a Hungarian SWAT team raid are apparently just a few of the issues plaguing Pitt's troubled production, according to Vanity Fair's June cover story. According to "Lost" writer Lindelof, who rewrote the film's third act and spoke with VF contributor Laura M. Holson, the SWAT team was the least of the producing team's worries. After screening a first cut of Marc Forster's geopolitical zombie thriller, Lindelof said the ending was...
  • Incredible New JCPenney Ad: We Screwed Up

    05/01/2013 9:18:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 1, 2013, 12:25 PM | Ashley Lutz
    JCPenney lost nearly a third of its customers in 2012. Now, in an unprecedented move, the company is admitting it totally screwed up. … Failed CEO Ron Johnson’s plan included ditching the company’s popular promotions program. Ideally, the strategy was meant to revamp JCPenney’s image and appeal to young people. In reality, it alienated long-time customers, while failing to draw in new ones. …
  • Coda Automotive files for bankruptcy as its made-in-China electric car proves a hard sell

    05/01/2013 9:11:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    Quartz ^ | May 1, 2013 | By Todd Woody
    Another electric car startup has run out of juice. Coda Automotive said today that it has filed for bankruptcy, spelling the end for a unique California-China electric car collaboration. The move comes as no surprise given that sales of the Los Angeles company’s $38,145 Chinese-made, California-designed-and-assembled sedan had been anemic. Last August, Coda disclosed in a regulatory filing related to improperly installed air bags that it had sold just 78 of the cars, called the Coda. Then in December, Coda laid off 15% of its staff. And as Earth2Tech reported yesterday, Coda’s creditors had already begun to file lawsuits against...
  • Old cigarette smoke catching device?

    05/01/2013 9:07:37 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 16 replies
    I remember many years ago there was a machine on the market that (I think) was designed to reduce second-hand smoke. You inserted a real cigarette into the small device, and the device burned the cigarette for you and caught all the smoke that didn't come through the filter. Again, I think--I never used one. Does anyone recall the name of this product? Thanks in advance, FA
  • Palm Beach County sheriff gets $1 million for violence prevention unit amid questions

    05/01/2013 9:05:12 PM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | April 29, 2013 | Dara Kam and Stacey Singer
    lorida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf. Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed. The goal will be avoiding crime — and making sure law enforcement knows about...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-02-13, M, St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    05/01/2013 8:56:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 05-02-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 2, 2013 Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 Acts 15:7-21 After much debate had taken place,Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,“My brothers, you are well aware that from early daysGod made his choice among you that through my mouththe Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.And God, who knows the heart,bore witness by granting them the Holy Spiritjust as he did us.He made no distinction between us and them,for by faith he purified their hearts.Why, then, are you now putting God to the...
  • L.A. Archbishop Gomez urges lawmakers not to delay on immigration (4-24-13 Chavez mentioned)

    05/01/2013 8:49:25 PM PDT · by haffast · 15 replies
    L A Times ^ | April 24, 2013, 2:22 p.m | By Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO -- Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez and several other Catholic Church officials in California took time from their retreat in Sacramento on Wednesday to make a push for Congress to keep up the momentum on changes to the country’s immigration laws. In a gaggle with reporters, Gomez said reform of the country’s immigration laws is “long overdue.” Gomez, who was joined by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, as well as several bishops from around the state, urged Congress not to delay in passing a bill, saying the bipartisan package of legislation that has come together offers hope...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 5 on FOX 1:00 PM ET

    05/01/2013 8:48:21 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 141 replies
    Welcome to May. Hope to be thawed out and warmed up by Sunday!
  • New West man hunts down owner of pit bull that ravaged tiny pooch

    05/01/2013 8:36:01 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 15 replies
    A New Westminster man whose family pet was viciously mauled by a pit bull at a Burnaby park wants the owner found and held accountable. Burnaby RCMP confirmed it is investigating a pit bull attack on Darren Pilling’s three-year-old Sheltie, Finley, at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore park at around 1:30 p.m. last Monday. An eyewitness had snapped photos of the pit bull owner, who fled the scene after refusing to lend aid or give his name and contact information. “I’d like to see the guy caught,” said Pilling. “You don’t do that. There’s a crapload of vet bills. He should pay...
  • Whites Only Laundry...

    05/01/2013 8:27:29 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    Tom opens a laundromat that specializes in washing white clothes and then cluelessly gives it a series of unfortunate names.
  • What Should We Do about Guns?

    05/01/2013 8:17:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 98 replies ^ | 1 May, 2013 | John Lott
    After the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey background-check bill, and the subsequent demonization of the Senate, Senators Manchin and Toomey are reportedly back at work on bipartisan legislation addressing gun control. John R. Lott, author of the new book At the Brink, who has been researching gun policy for decades, talks about the state of the debate with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez. Kathryn Jean Lopez: Gabby Giffords has accused the Senate of being in the grips of the gun lobby. Is there another explanation for the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey bill? JOHN R. LOTT: Yes, there is. The politicians...
  • Blind dog can 'see' again thanks to a set of extra-long plastic whiskers [Oct 2010]

    05/01/2013 8:12:26 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct 11, 2010 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    blind dog can 'see' again after being fitted with a set of extra whiskers. Dolly, a Staffordshire bull terrier, lost her sight after developing cataracts brought on by diabetes. She was left completely blind and would regularly walk into things. That was until her vet Joanne McCelland pioneered an innovative idea to fit extra long cable ties to the ten-year-old dog’s collar.
  • Chicago Tribune Writer: Bears Player Must 'Explain' Position on Jason Collins

    05/01/2013 8:02:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Of everything I've read surrounding Jason Collins, the NBA center who came out publicly as gay Monday, this column by The Chicago Tribune's Steve Rosenbloom is by far the most disgraceful piece of yellow journalism I've come across yet. Nothing blossoms the left's fascist streak faster than their own sense of puffed up sanctimony, and it is pretty obvious Collins's decision to come out has Rosenbloom puffed up in nine different ways. In a Tuesday column, Rosenbloom publicly "outed" Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs for having the gall to not express an opinion on the Collins episode. Apparently, a number...
  • What Should States Do When the Federal Government Usurps Power?

    05/01/2013 7:59:50 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 35 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 1, 2013 | Publius Huldah
    1. What can a State – or several States – do to resist encroachments & usurpations by the federal government? 2. Federalist No. 46 (7th para) discusses how individual States or several States carry out resistance to the federal government’s unconstitutional encroachments. If a particular State takes an action which the federal government doesn’t like, but which has the support of the People of that State, the federal government can’t do anything about it unless it is willing to use force. So, in para 7, Madison contemplates that not all States will oppose unconstitutional encroachments by the federal government. But...
  • Five shot, one fatally at Crab Festival...only it wasn't a Crab Festival

    05/01/2013 7:58:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    On Saturday deputies responded to reports of shots fired east of the City of Williston large annual gathering of people labeled as "Crab Festival," according to a news release from the Levy County Sheriff's Office. Five people were shot, including a 36-year-old man who died. But it really wasn't a "Crab Festival," even though that's how this annual gathering-- which attracted 10,000 people this year -- is labeled, deputies said.
  • Alabama lawmakers vote to ignore new federal gun control laws

    05/01/2013 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/1/13 | ap
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Legislature is telling the federal government and others to back off on gun control. The Senate passed legislation Tuesday declaring that “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment.” It also says federal laws in violation of the Second Amendment shall be considered null and void in Alabama. The vote was 24-6. The sponsor, Republican Sen. Paul Sanford of Huntsville, said the bill resulted from hundreds of emails and calls he received from his north Alabama constituents concerned that Congress might enact new gun regulations or...
  • Former California gun manufacture opens in Shiner, TX [Video at link]

    05/01/2013 7:50:14 PM PDT · by LUV W · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2013 | My Fox Austin KTBC
    Governor Rick Perry is in Shiner, Texas Wednesday, showing off his latest business tactics are working. The town is known for the Shiner brewery, but Governor Perry says having Shield Tactical in town will make Shiner, shine brighter. Kaspar Wire Works, the Spoetzel Brewery and now, Shield Tactical. Industry is what keeps the small town of Shiner, Texas alive. Shield Tactical, a California firearms company, is now open and operating in Shiner, thanks to the founder, John Harrington, and Governor Rick Perry's social media and radio advertising. Read more:
  • Despite sequestration, Obama funds homosexual groups in other countries

    05/01/2013 7:47:55 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 05/01/2013 | WENDY WRIGHT
    In the midst of sequestration cuts that have left flyers in American airports stranded in long delays and furloughed some federal workers, the Obama administration announced it will spend development aid on promoting homosexuality and transgender confusion in other countries.
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Center opens to the public

    05/01/2013 7:39:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    WFAA TV Dallas-Ft.Worth ^ | 5-1-2013 | MARJORIE OWENS and STEVE STOLER
    May 1, 2013 The George W. Bush Presidential Center opens to the public Former President George W. Bush with 43 children from the Dallas-Fort Worth area that were chosen by their superintendents to be the first visitors to the museum.-Credit WFAA by MARJORIE OWENS and STEVE STOLER DALLAS - The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located on the Southern Methodist University campus, opened to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday following a brief ceremony. Last week, it was the five living presidents and myriad dignitaries from across the world who packed the center's dedication. On Wednesday, 43 children...
  • Gabriel Gomez Republican Senate nominee in Massachusetts

    05/01/2013 7:31:13 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 31 replies
    Republican Senate nominee is coming up next on Fox Greta's show