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  • I Joined the NRA Today.

    01/21/2013 7:58:32 AM PST · by Gabrial · 58 replies
    Vanity | 1/21/13 | Gabrial
    In honor of my self-proclaimed "Socialist Dictactor-Free Day" (may his Kenyan/Indonesian/Muslim name not be mentioned) I finally joined the NRA. Anybody with me?
  • TIME Magazine is a piece of CRAP

    01/20/2013 10:26:34 AM PST · by Gabrial · 36 replies
    Vanity | 1/20/13 | Gabrial
    The 1/28/13 edition of TIME hits a new low with the "Gunfighters" lead story. I refuse to read this anti-gun dribble, but I fanned the article and looked at the graphics. The usual idiotic crap. The graphic on page 28 mistakenly identifies an AR-15 magazine as a "clip". On page 32 a picture of an AK syle rifle is mistakenly identified as an AR-15. The stupidest thing I have EVER seen is on page 41. In bold letters in the middle of the page it states "There are 600-round magazines that sell for as low as $25.95." 600 round mags....
  • High School Football Rocks

    11/04/2012 1:13:35 PM PST · by Gabrial · 11 replies
    Vanity | 11/4/12 | gabrial
    Boy do I love Texas. I went to a high school football game last Friday. In the second half, members of the band broke out four large flags and proudly waved them for the rest of the game. One was the US flag, the second was a Texas flag, the third was the yellow Gadsen flag (Don't Tread On Me), and the fourth was the black and white "Come And Take It" flag with the cannon on it. Got a lump in my throat, I did.
  • Over 65,000 Gather for Glenn Beck Event

    07/29/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT · by Gabrial · 38 replies
    CBS Dallas/Ft. Worth ^ | 7/28/12 | Susy Solis
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM)- More than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium to see one of the most polarizing figures in America: Glenn Beck. Thousands of Beck supporters traveled from various states to hear his message.
  • Glenn Beck at Dallas Cowboys Stadium

    07/28/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 59 replies
    7/28/12 | Gabrial
    I am at the Beck rally. I would guess crowd is somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000. Just getting started!!!
  • Glen Beck at Texas Stadium

    07/27/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 24 replies
    7/27/12 | Gabrial
    I heard on the radio this afternoon Glen Beck is hosting a rally at Texas Stadium tomorrow and all the hotels in the area are sold out. Anyone going? I am surprised this is not getting more publicity.
  • HHS Spends Taxpayer $$$ on....Slavery???

    06/10/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT · by Gabrial · 16 replies
    6/10/12 | Vanity
    I was in Houston, stuck in traffic behind a cab. The cab had a big sign on the back. The sign indicated slavery was alive and well in Houston and to report all instances of slavery to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It listed an 800 number. It went on to say this ad paid for by a federal grant. Huh? My taxes are paying for this crap? What is up with this?
  • Art Robinson's New Book

    05/26/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 9 replies
    5/26/12 | Vanity
    Anyone out there read Art Robinson's new book entitled "Common Sense in 2012"? I received a draft copy in the mail and think it is very impressive. Any comments welcome.
  • Lobbyist's death ruled accidental (Turton)

    02/12/2011 6:08:12 AM PST · by Gabrial · 265 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/12/2011 | Paul Duggan
    <p>The death of a lobbyist in a Capitol Hill garage fire last month has been ruled accidental by the D.C. medical examiner's office.</p> <p>An autopsy also found that "acute alcohol intoxication" contributed to her death, the office said.</p>
  • Ashley Turton Crashed Under the Influence

    02/11/2011 3:54:25 PM PST · by Gabrial · 132 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/10 | John Bresnahan
    Ashley Turton, a former Democratic aide whose death last month shocked friends and colleagues on Capitol Hill, was under the influence of alcohol when she crashed her car into the family garage early on the morning of Jan. 10, an autopsy found. According to a statement released Friday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, Turton died from the “inhalation of products of combustion and thermal burns” caused by a fire after her car crashed into the garage of the Turton’s Capitol Hill home. Turton, a mother of three, was also under the influence...
  • FR Exclusive: Ashley Turton (deceased) had worked for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    01/14/2011 6:35:50 AM PST · by Gabrial · 99 replies
    Legistorm ^ | 1/14/10 | Gabrial
    Elizabeth Ashley Westbrook Turton (Ashley), Congressional Staffer - Salary Data House Office of the Speaker 07/01/07 - 09/21/07 Special Assistant $ 28,246.51 House Office of the Speaker 04/01/07 - 06/30/07 Special Assistant $ 31,385.01 House Office of the Speaker 03/01/07 03/31/07 Special Assistant $ 10,325.42
  • ATF Joins Investigation of Fatal Car Fire (Turton Death Unsolved)

    01/12/2011 12:02:33 PM PST · by Gabrial · 140 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | 1/11/2011 | Darci Marchese
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will work directly with D.C. Police to determine how 37-year-old Ashley Westbrook Turton's SUV became engulfed in flames in the garage of her home early Monday. ...the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has finished an autopsy on Turton. D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Chief of Staff Beverly Fields says more testing needs to be done to determine the cause and manner of death.
  • A Grim Record: One In Seven Americans Is On Food Stamps

    12/10/2010 12:59:19 PM PST · by Gabrial · 75 replies · 4+ views
    NPR ^ | 12/8/10 | Jacob Goldstein
    The number of people on food stamps keeps hitting new all-time highs; as of September, nearly 43 million people were using the program, according to figures out this week. Of course, because of population growth, absolute numbers only tell part of the story. The best way to look at the numbers over a long period of time is as a percentage of the population. And when you do that, you see that we're also hitting new highs.
  • Vanity - Thank a Soldier

    12/09/2010 1:45:16 PM PST · by Gabrial · 20 replies
    Xerox Corp. ^ | 12/9/10 | Vanity
    XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL If you go to this web site, http://www.letssaythanks.com/ You can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Come on Freepers - Our soldiers...
  • Tea Party favorite tapped to lead freshman class

    11/18/2010 12:59:48 PM PST · by Gabrial · 37 replies · 7+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/18/10 | Lexie Clinton
    "Freshman Rep.-elect Kristi Noem, R, SD, hasn’t even been sworn into the 112th Congress, but she is already set to lead her fellow freshman representatives."
  • China Could Surpass US in 2012

    11/10/2010 7:54:11 AM PST · by Gabrial · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/10/2010 | Luca Di Leo
    China’s continued rapid growth should make it the main driver of the global economy next year as the U.S. slows down, the Conference Board said in a report published Wednesday. In just two years, the Asian country could even overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy — at least by one economic measure, the research group said in its annual global outlook. China’s economy should grow by 9.6% in 2011 after expanding by 10% this year. By contrast, the U.S. economy is seen slowing to just 1.2% growth next year from 2.6% in 2010.
  • Shock Audio: Democrat Congresswoman Asking Lobbyist for Cash

    09/16/2010 9:49:56 AM PDT · by Gabrial · 27 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 9/16/10 | Capitol Confidential
    In the following voicemail recording, Holmes Norton seeks a campaign contribution from the lobbyist and even mentions that she hadn’t previously asked for a donation. Such is the pressure Speaker Pelosi has placed on the members. But, it is the content of Holmes Norton’s message that is interesting. (Note: the first few seconds of the recording, where the name of the lobbyist is said by Holmes Norton, have been redacted by the source.)
  • Gunman dies after firing at suburban Dallas police (McKinney, Texas)

    08/17/2010 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/17/10 | SCHUYLER DIXON
    A man drove a pickup truck loaded with ammunition into a suburban Dallas police station's parking lot on Tuesday, set the truck on fire and exchanged gunfire with police before he was found dead at the scene, officials said.
  • GM to Invest $500M in Mexico

    08/04/2010 3:22:38 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/4/10 | Paul Kiernan
    MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones)--U.S. automobile giant General Motors Co. said Tuesday it plans to invest close to $500 million in its Ramos Arizpe plant in northern Mexico to produce a new line of engines as well as a new vehicle. Of that amount, the company is investing $284 million to manufacture eight-cylinder engines with spark-ignition direct-injection technology, known as SIDI, Grace Lieblein, chief executive of GM de Mexico, said at an event. "We estimate that these technologies allow for a 9% improvement in fuel efficiency from current engines," Lieblein said, adding that the investment will directly create 390 jobs in...
  • U.S. Chamber sets sights on vulnerable Democrats ahead of 2010 midterm vote

    03/16/2010 10:50:04 AM PDT · by Gabrial · 11 replies · 561+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2010 | Dan Eggen
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, already one of Washington's largest lobbying groups, is gearing up to play a major role in this year's midterm elections on a scale to rival the nation's two main political parties. Modeled in part on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign juggernaut, the group has built a grass-roots operation known as "Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce." It has a member list of 6 million names, aimed at lobbying on legislation and swaying voters to back preferred candidates, primarily Republicans, in crucial battleground areas, officials said. With an overall budget of $200 million -- twice what...
  • Dodd Makes His Play

    03/15/2010 2:46:14 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 11 replies · 771+ views
    Forbes ^ | 3/15/2010 | Liz Moyer
    Release of financial reform bill sets stage for showdown over banking regulation, consumer protection agency.
  • Obama's worst day ever on Rasmussen

    03/10/2010 9:43:42 AM PST · by Gabrial · 1 replies · 1,650+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    The relentless push for ObamaCare is driving down President Obama's net disapproval rating to its worst performance ever. The Rasmussen Daily tracking poll, which is based on an automated telephone poll of likely voters, making it one of if not the most reliable poll.
  • Biden condemns new Israeli settlement plan

    03/09/2010 7:54:08 PM PST · by Gabrial · 35 replies · 711+ views
    AP ^ | March 9, 2010 | ARON HELLER
    Vice President Joe Biden condemned an Israeli plan to build hundreds of homes in disputed east Jerusalem on Tuesday — a disagreement that tarnished a high-profile visit that had been aimed at repairing ties with the Jewish state and kickstarting Mideast peace talks.
  • Calif. jobless rate rises to 12.5 percent in Jan.

    03/05/2010 1:50:13 PM PST · by Gabrial · 25 replies · 663+ views
    AP ^ | March 5, 2010 | CATHY BUSSEWITZ
    California's unemployment rate grew slightly to 12.5 percent in January, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. But the state also revised its December job numbers to show that about 300,000 additional jobs were lost last month. The state's unemployment rate in December was 12.3 percent. Officials had previously reported December's unemployment rate at 12.4 percent, but revised that figure Friday.
  • Birmingham Ex-Mayor Gets 15 Years in Prison

    03/05/2010 12:29:12 PM PST · by Gabrial · 46 replies · 1,641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Mar 5, 2010 | AP
    Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for taking some $235,000 in bribes in return for lucrative bond work. U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler imposed the sentence on Langford, 63, who told the court, "I am sorry all this has occurred."
  • House Panel Approves Armenian Genocide Resolution (Turkey withdraws US Ambassador)

    03/04/2010 2:15:10 PM PST · by Gabrial · 64 replies · 1,242+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/4/10 | AP
    A congressional panel approved a resolution Thursday declaring the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians genocide over protests by Turkey, a NATO ally that is crucial to U.S. interests in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Minutes after the vote, Turkey said it was recalling its ambassador from Washington.
  • Ford Outsold GM in U.S. Last Month

    03/02/2010 1:37:58 PM PST · by Gabrial · 16 replies · 682+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/2/2010 | NEAL E. BOUDETTE AND KEVIN KINGSBURY
    Ford Motor Co. reported a 43% rise in February U.S. light-vehicle sales, enough to nose the company past arch-rival General Motors Co. for the first time in years.
  • Judge jails Arlington pair found with pipe bombs (Muslim)

    02/17/2010 11:05:17 AM PST · by Gabrial · 74 replies · 3,025+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/17/10 | JASON TRAHAN
    Judge jails Arlington pair found with pipe bombs (Muslim)
  • US Accepts Iran's Offer of Talks

    09/11/2009 6:58:04 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 93 replies · 4,825+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 9/11/09 | Gabrial
    U.S. to Accept Iran’s Proposal to Hold Talks By MARK LANDLER and DAVID E. SANGER 9 minutes ago WASHINGTON — The decision to engage directly with Iran would put a senior representative of the Obama administration at the bargaining table... http://global.nytimes.com/?iht
  • Bill Seeks $500 Billion for FDIC Fund

    03/05/2009 8:13:01 PM PST · by Gabrial · 232 replies · 7,417+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/6/09 | WSJ
    "The FDIC would be able to borrow as much as $500 billion until the end of 2010 if the FDIC, Fed, Treasury secretary and White House agree such money is warranted."
  • The Obama Economy

    03/03/2009 7:57:46 AM PST · by Gabrial · 20 replies · 992+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/3/09 | WSJ
    Most of his "stimulus" spending was devoted to social programs, rather than public works, and nearly all of the tax cuts were devoted to income maintenance rather than to improving incentives to work or invest.
  • Declining Defense - Obama's budget does cut one federal department.

    03/02/2009 10:41:55 AM PST · by Gabrial · 72 replies · 2,339+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/2/09 | WSJ
    For all of his lavish new spending plans, President Obama is making one major exception: defense.
  • Clinton Pledges $900 Million at Gaza Rebuilding Conference

    03/01/2009 6:29:27 PM PST · by Gabrial · 126 replies · 4,781+ views
    AP ^ | 3/1/09 | AP
    Obama administration officials had indicated last week that the U.S. was preparing to pledge $900 million in assistance for Gaza