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  • Schofield 45 Colt, 5 1/2"Bb made by Uberti

    10/11/2012 12:07:14 PM PDT · by TheThirdRuffian · 62 replies
    Gunbroker ^ | 10/10/12 | Gunbroker
    What do you all think about the Umberti recreation of the Schofield .45? For whatever reason, I love this gun, probably from watching too many westerns. This is not particularly a self-defense gun, although I suppose the .45LC would not be pleasant to be shot with. I just think it's cool and want to hang it in a holster in my cabin the the moutains to counter-act the crap my wife is hanging up, and occassionaly go cowboy shoot with it.
  • Joe Biden drunk on campaign trail (Youtube Video From 2008; Wasted While Introducing Obamas)

    10/11/2012 12:04:53 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 30 Aug 2008 | JohnRaytheon
    This video was first posted in August of 2008. To those who have not seen it, you will immedidately wonder "How could he have survived this?" I post it today to remind everyone the lengths that the media will go to in order to protect Obama/Biden. Biden is clearly drunk in this video. No matter what happens during the debate with Paul Ryan, the media will either tell us it was a "draw" or that Biden actually did well. Count on it.
  • Dottie Sandusky in letter to judge: 'Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be'

    10/11/2012 12:02:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 10.11.2012 | NBC staff
    The Common Pleas Court in McKean County, Pa., has released a letter that Dottie Sandusky wrote to Judge John Cleland after her husband, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse and before he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years for those crimes. Dottie Sandusky attended the sentencing Tuesday for her husband, who was defensive coordinator and for many years the presumed heir-apparent to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The case shook the university, resulting in the firing of Paterno and the departure of the president and other...
  • Shameless vanity: "Patriot's History of the Modern World" out today

    10/11/2012 11:52:22 AM PDT · by LS · 35 replies
    self ^ | 10/11/2012 | LS
    My new book, with Dave Dougherty, A Patriot's History of the Modern World, from America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb, 1898-1945 is out today. This is really volume one of a two-volume set, on sale everywhere including links from www.patriotshistoryusa.com Vol. 2 will be out next year, A Patriot's History of the Modern World, vol. 2, from the Cold War to (I hope) Obama's Removal.
  • Prepping for Obamacare, Olive Garden and Red Lobster Cut Workers' Hours

    10/11/2012 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October11, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    In hopes of reducing the impact of Obamacare, Olive Garden and Red Lobster are reducing hours and studying the impact. Right now, this is just a small test, involving only four stores markets. However, if large chains are testing in that direction, no doubt other companies are doing the same. I also suspect smaller chains have already shifted to that model completely. Please consider Prepping for Obamacare, Chain Cuts Workers' Hours. The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting the impact of looming health coverage requirements....
  • Game 5 - Giants v. Reds - Oh My! Who will play the Cardinals for the NL pennant?

    10/11/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    TBS ^ | 10/11/12 | Vanity
    Just another day in Cincinnati? Heck No.. not on Game 5 day!
  • The horizon collapses in the Middle East

    10/11/2012 11:31:30 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 5 replies
    "Just when Iran most needs hydrocarbon revenues, its oil output will decline sharply. Natural gas exports can offset the decline to some extent, but not entirely. Iran's only chance of survival lies in annexing oil-rich regions on its borders: Bahrain, Iraq's Basra province, parts of Azerbaijan, and ultimately Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite-majority Eastern Province. THIS IS WHY IRAN needs NUCLEAR WEAPONS..."
  • Ex-con returns from prison only to find his wife MUMMIFIED in bed (Spain)

    10/11/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    NYDN ^ | October 10, 2012 | Charlie Wells
    Spanish man home from prison finds his wife mummified in bed Eduardo Ruiz grew concerned when he stopped hearing from his wife, Ángeles Fernández. But authorities refused to allow anyone to enter the home, despite complaints of an unpleasant smell in the area — until he managed a conditional release and broke in himself. A man in Spain came home from prison last week to find his wife mummified on her bed. Eduardo Ruiz, from the town of Ciempozuelos just outside Madrid, had not heard from his wife for a year when he complained to police in 2011. At the...
  • College football legend Beano Cook dies at 81

    10/11/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 12 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 11 October 2012 | Staff
    Beano Cook, a longtime staple of the Pittsburgh sports scene and an ESPN college football studio commentator since 1986, has died. He was 81. Cook, a 1954 University of Pittsburgh grad, began his career as a sports publicist for the school from 1956-66. He later worked with a number of organizations, including the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. Beano Cook's breadth of knowledge of the history of the college game earned him the moniker, the "Cardinal of College Football." Cook was a studio commentator for ABC from 1982-85 before joining ESPN. He also worked as ABC's press director from 1966-74, and for...
  • Welsh Restaurant Served Double Whisky to Two-Year-Old Celebrating His Birthday (U.K.)

    10/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | AP
    Welsh restaurant Frankie and Benny's served booze to toddler A RESTAURANT chain has apologised for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error. The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whisky at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea. His mother, Nina Rees, said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink, which was supposed to be lime juice and water, after noticing that he was making a funny face. "It was whisky, I would say a...
  • Bill Maher: “We Need To Promote Death”

    10/11/2012 11:02:41 AM PDT · by traumer · 36 replies
    Asked by host Neil deGrasse Tyson what he thought about the death penalty and abortion, Maher re-affirmed his support for both, remarking, “The Pope is consistently pro-life, I am consistently pro-death.” Expressing how he was pro-death penalty, Maher said, “my motto is let’s kill the right people.” “I’m pro-choice, I’m for assisted suicide, I’m for regular suicide, I’m for whatever gets the freeway moving – that’s what I’m for,” said Maher, adding, “It’s too crowded, the planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.” Explaining how he knew many people who felt the same, Maher went on to...
  • US Banks under Iranian Hacker Attack

    10/11/2012 10:53:45 AM PDT · by usconservative · 11 replies
    Self ^ | 10/11/12 | USConservative
    Iranian hackers are directly attacking Nations largest banks, we are under attack. You may not see it, but if you're having problems getting to your online accounts today, now you know why. It's NOT being reported how bad this problem is. I couldn't get a connection out of the building today, I'm using my personal wifi to get a Internet connection. This is the worst attack yet, they are getting better and smarter at it each day. I think it's an act of war.
  • Huge crowd for Romney shocks officials in Ohio town

    10/11/2012 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    standard.net ^ | 10/11/2012 | Rachel Lloyd
    SIDNEY, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a warm reception on a cold evening at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday as he addressed a crowd estimated at more than 8,500 people, more than eight times the number expected to turn out. Josh Romney, one of five sons, introduced his father, describing the former governor of Massachusetts as "my hero and the next president of the United States." As the elder Romney took the stage, the sea of people rose into a breaking wave of cell phones and cameras to capture the momentous event, chanting "four more weeks, four...
  • Guitar World Magazine: Eddie Van Halen Named #1 Guitarist of All Time (Top 100 List)

    10/11/2012 10:37:43 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 194 replies
    1. Edward Van Halen - Van Halen 2. Brian May - Queen 3. Alex Lifeson - Rush 4. Jimi Hendrix 5. Joe Satriani 6. Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin 7. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath 8. Stevie Ray Vaughn 9. Dimebag Darrell - Pantera 10. Steve Vai 11. Randy Rhoads - Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot 12. Dave Mustaine - Megadeth 13. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd 14. Les Paul 15. Duane Allman 16. Robert Johnson 17. John Petrucci - Dream Theater 18. Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne 19. James Hetfield - Metallica 20. Ritchie Blackmore - Rainbow/Deep Purple 21. Angus Young...
  • The Obamas' Kenyan Scam Busted

    10/11/2012 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 11 replies
    Special Guests ^ | 10/11/12 | Special Guests
    As it turns out a humanitarian fundraising that turned out to be a Kenyan scam used to funnel monies to recruit Wahhabist extremists was finally just exposed by Arab researchers Walid and Theodore Shoebat. But what’s even worse, it was the Obama family in Kenya who were running it. Obama’s first cousin Musa Obama spills the beans in this explosive video on Al-Jazeera regarding president Obama’s grandmother’s humanitarian fund Mama Sarah Obama Children Foundation, intended for orphans and HIV infected children to only find out that the fundraising empire is an Islamist Kenyan scam. In the shocking interview on Al-Jazeera,...
  • Caption Biden

    10/11/2012 10:16:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
  • House raid ends with no drugs or arrests, but police say they were on target

    10/11/2012 9:58:26 AM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 10, 2012 | Robert McCoppin
    Paul Brown was working on his computer in his north suburban home when police smashed in the front door, pointed guns at and handcuffed him and other family members, and ransacked the house in a search for drugs. The authorities had burst in immediately after a postal worker delivered a package to the home that they said contained marijuana. But a search of the house found no further contraband, and officers left without making an arrest. Brown, outraged, said he was sure the cops had the wrong house. Police maintained they had the right place, but the target of their...
  • Under Chinese Control, Greek Port Thrives

    10/11/2012 9:28:04 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 10, 2012 | The New York Times
    The cargo volume here is three times the level it was two years ago, before Fu Cheng Qiu was put in charge by his employer, Cosco, a global shipping giant owned by the Chinese government. In a 2010 deal that put 500 million euros ($647 million) into the coffers of Greece’s cash-starved government, Cosco leased half of the port of Piraeus and quickly converted a business that had languished as a Greek state-run enterprise into a hotbed of productivity. The other half of the port is still run by Greece. And the fact that its business lags behind Cosco’s is...
  • HuffPo: '15 Most Overrated White People' (this is a Brietbart story)

    10/11/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT · by bigbob · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10-12-12 | William Bigelow
    The Huffington Post, ever eager to curry favor with anti-American pundits and racists posing as free-thinkers, has published a screed by Marc Lamont Hill, who is a black professor at Georgetown University, titled “The 15 Most Overrated White People.” Keep in mind that this is a man who not only praised convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, but published Jamal’s writings, and also was accused of supporting Fidel Castro and Khalid Muhammed. So who are some of the people on Hill’s list? Christopher Columbus, described as “an immoral treasure hunter” and a “vicious conquistador.” Elvis Presley: a “cheap facsimile of Little...
  • This Black Man Didn't Vote for Obama, Here's Why (VIDEO)

    10/11/2012 8:14:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 10, 2012 | VictoriaJacksonShow
    Great interview of Bishop E.W. Jackson by former SNL star Victoria Jackson