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  • Overturn Obamacare (Sign the Petition, Alert!)

    02/29/2012 6:00:04 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 28, 2012
    In March the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments for and against the Constitutionality of Obamacare.This is the best chance for the American people to score a victory againist socialized health care. It could also be the only opportunity to prevent this disastrous law from ruining our economy and placing a government bureaucrat between us and our doctors.Conservatives are working to build support for the overturning of Obamacare. Please sign the petition to stand with us in this fight by telling the Supreme Court that the American people demand they overturn Obamacare! Click the Button Below...
  • What Kids Now Learn in College (Save your money. Here’s a list of the lessons they'll be taught)

    02/29/2012 5:59:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/29/2012 | Dennis Prager
    As high school seniors throughout America will be receiving acceptance letters to colleges within the next month, it would be nice for parents to meditate on what they are getting for the $20–$50,000 they will pay each year. The United States is no better than any other country, and in many areas worse than many. On the world stage, America is an imperialist country, and domestically it mistreats its minorities and neglects its poor, while discriminating against non-whites. There is no better and no worse in literature and the arts. The reason universities in the past taught Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and...
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own

    02/29/2012 5:54:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part One: An economic Waco A member of a gun dealer family arrested over half a year ago for allegedly knowingly selling firearms and ammunition to Mexican cartel buyers has been released on bail, Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition reported over the weekend. [Update--per Knox: "Correcting my previous report, Terri Reese has not yet been released from jail. The judge granted bail on Friday evening (2/24) but Terri will not be released until an appraisal and title search can be completed for the property being put up to secure her bond. Bail was set at $2 million and she...
  • Mitt Romney Wins Arizona and Michigan. Republican Primary Race is Far From Over

    02/29/2012 5:17:59 AM PST · by tcg · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/29/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ....When CNN returned to the Santorum speech, the candidate was gracious in defeat, humble and inspiring. He had a large crowd gathered along with his wife and members of his family. They were all clearly enthused and not overtly disappointed or discouraged. After thanking all who made his surprising showing possible, he returned to overriding theme of his campaign, Freedom. Next Tuesday is called "Super Tuesday" for a lot of reasons. Rick Santorum may just add one more reason by again surprising the political establishment. The political "left" knows that Rick Santorum is a formidable candidate from a working class...
  • Menacing Call From Malloy Administration (CT Gov) Official's Phone To Be Probed (Wiener redux)

    02/29/2012 2:46:34 AM PST · by raybbr · 11 replies
    Courant.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | JON LENDER
    Officials in Gov.Dannel P. Malloy's administration said Tuesday night that they will investigate whether deputy state Energy and Environment Commissioner Jonathan Schrag made a menacing cellphone call last Thursday night to Cynthia David of Essex, the leader of a conservative women's group who had criticized a state environmental initiative. Schrag denied making the late-night call, which was reported Tuesday by Courant Columnist Kevin Rennie. But Schrag also offered a complicated explanation that leaves a number of questions unanswered — including how his voice got onto the voicemail. This was the message that David, leader of an activist group called the...
  • Bob Barr: Libertarians should vote for Gingrich

    02/29/2012 12:31:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 28, 2012 | Steven Nelson
    Former Georgia Republican Rep. Bob Barr supports Newt Gingrich’s campaign for president, and told The Daily Caller other libertarians should consider joining him.Barr was elected to Congress in 1994 and worked alongside Gingrich as he became Speaker of the House. Barr left office in 2003 and in 2008 ran as the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, receiving more than 500,000 votes nationwide. Explaining his support for Gingrich, a politician not often considered a libertarian darling, Barr told The Daily Caller, “I’m very comfortable and happy supporting Newt,” adding, “it’s not to say that other candidates like Ron Paul don’t have very...
  • The Bishops and the Mandate: Principled Witness vs. Politics as Usual

    02/28/2012 11:30:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Public Discourse ^ | February 28, 2012 | Robert P. George, Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson
    The controversy over the HHS mandate is not a spat about wonkish detail or tribal privilege. It remains a struggle for the principle of religious freedom, the soul of civil society.America’s Catholic bishops have overstepped: so say the editors of the Jesuit America magazine. Sure, they grant, the bishops were right to protest when President Obama required Catholic institutions to pay for insurance coverage of contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs. After all, they noted, the Church’s shepherds were backed up by liberal “Catholic journalists, like E.J. Dionne and Mark Shields, and politicians, like Tim Kaine and Robert P. Casey, Jr.”...
  • Newt Gingrich Readies For “Super Tuesday” As Mitt Romney Takes Michigan And Arizona

    02/28/2012 8:52:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Trying to mount another comeback, Newt Gingrich skipped Tuesday’s Republican presidential primaries in Michigan and Arizona to make a stand in the South and urged supporters in his home state to help him jumpstart his campaign. Gingrich spoke before polls closed in the two primaries and made no reference to either contest. Next week, on “Super Tuesday,” 10 states, including Virginia, with a total of 419 delegates at stake will vote in the GOP race, including Georgia. He represented the state in the House for 20 years. “I think re-electing Barack Obama will be a disaster,”...
  • Huckabee Will Host a Presidential Forum on Fox News (Romney, Newt and Santorum will attend)

    02/28/2012 8:19:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 02/28/2012 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    The Republican presidential candidates may have grown tired of debating one another. But there’s still one television invitation they won’t turn down: Mike Huckabee’s. Mr. Huckabee will host his third presidential forum on Saturday, an executive for the Fox News Channel said on Tuesday. So far three candidates, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, have committed. Ron Paul has still not indicated whether he will attend. The program, which is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m., will be broadcast from Ohio, the executive said, speaking anonymously because a formal announcement had not been made. Mr. Huckabee will focus the...
  • Georgetown co-ed: Please pay for us to have sex … We’re going broke buying birth control

    02/28/2012 8:15:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2012 | Tina Korbe
    At a hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday, a single witness — Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke — told sympathetic policy-makers that the administration’s so-called contraception mandate should stand … because her peers are going broke buying birth control. “Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception),” Fluke reported.It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations.“Without...
  • Holder vows court battle over contraception mandate

    02/28/2012 7:58:05 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | James Rosen
    In sworn testimony Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder defended the Obama administration's controversial contraception mandate, and vowed that the federal government's legion of lawyers will follow suit. "To the extent that that action is challenged in court, I would expect that the Justice Department would defend what I guess is in place -- would be that compromise," Holder told lawmakers on a House Appropriations subcommittee. The "compromise" Holder cited was announced by President Obama on Feb. 10, after a firestorm of criticism from the Catholic Church and other religious groups prompted the administration to revise an earlier rule, promulgated in...
  • OBAMA: STUPID OR EVIL?

    02/28/2012 7:23:40 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 68 replies
    Red County ^ | February 28, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    Perhaps the question for our times is whether President Obama is just stupid for the imbecilic policies he's both proposed and implemented, or whether he's something much more sinister, even evil. Is he intentionally destroying the country, both economically and constitutionally, or is he just, as some would suggest, simply overly naive or misinformed? Not only have I repeatedly pondered the question, but many people I know have asked me the same question. Or, is Obama, as Mitt Romney suggests, simply "over his head"?
  • US snubs out legal cigar transaction

    02/27/2012 6:39:56 PM PST · by Daffynition · 3 replies
    The Copenhagen Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | Peter Stanners
    Foreign minister intervenes after Danish man loses appeal to have 137,000 kroner returned to him by the Americans Due to the trade embargo, the trade in Cuban cigars is illegal in the USA (Photo: Colourbox) Authorities in the US have refused to return 137,000 kroner that was confiscated from a Danish policeman who attempted to legally purchase Cuban cigars from Germany. Torben Nřdskouv intended to resell the cigars through his small business Cigarhuset and made the transaction in dollars with a Hamburg-based distributor. But the transaction, which was automatically routed through the US, was picked up by American authorities who...
  • Homeschoolers can't be taught 'gay' sex sinful (in Alberta, CA)

    02/27/2012 6:32:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 24 replies · 2+ views
    WND.com ^ | 2/27/12 | WND Staff
    Homeschooling families will soon be forbidden from teaching that homosexual sex is sinful as part of their schooling program, according to the government of Alberta, Canada. Under the province’s Education Act, homeschoolers and religious schools will be banned from “disrespecting” people’s differences, Alberta Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk’s office told LifeSiteNews just last week. “Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” said Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications. “You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational...
  • Rick Santorum predicts a 'surprise' on eve of primaries

    02/27/2012 6:31:51 PM PST · by writer33 · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 02/27/12 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Kalamazoo, Mich.— Rick Santorum sounded increasingly confident in his prospects in Tuesday's Michigan primary, telling hundreds here gathered on the eve of the contest that his hard work criss-crossing the state to greet voters was trumping rival Mitt Romney's financial edge. "I think we're going to surprise a few people tomorrow night," he told supporters in the gymnasium of Heritage Christian Academy. "And the reason I believe we're going to surprise people is because we've been actually going out there and talking about a positive vision for our country, something that can make people get excited about the...
  • Mark Levin Attacks Mr. Libertarian (AKA Murray Rothbard)

    02/27/2012 6:05:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2012 | Tom Woods
    Bestselling author Tom Woods responds to radio host Mark Levin's attack on the prolific and crucially important free-market economist Murray Rothbard.
  • Santorum Gains Allies Among Orthodox Jews

    02/27/2012 5:53:26 PM PST · by writer33 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/27/12 | Andrew Grossman
    Rick Santorum’s cultural conservatism is winning him support with a group of voters far from the Christian heartland: Orthodox Jews in New York. An organization calling itself Jews Pick Rick on Monday sent out a press release touting its support for Santorum. “Rick rightly considers the erosion in traditional American values as the cause for the spiraling economy and diminished respect in which the United States is held around the world,” said the release.
  • Santorum: Strike Iran Before It Has Nuclear Weapons

    02/27/2012 5:36:10 PM PST · by writer33 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 02/27/12 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the United States must be prepared to use missile strikes and air strikes against the Iranians if they continue their nuclear weapons development program. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on the eve of the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Santorum was asked what actions he would take today to address the Iranian nuclear threat. “I would work hand in glove with the Israelis trying to discern the state of the Iranian nuclear program and then I would take actions accordingly,” he says.
  • Rasmussen: 39% Favor Free Health Care for All Americans

    02/27/2012 5:13:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Rasumssen ^ | 02/27/2012
    While the political debate continues over mandated free contraception for women, most voters now oppose the idea of free health care for all Americans. Opposition is even higher if voters are required to change their current insurance coverage to a government plan to make that free health care possible. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters believe health care should be made available free to all Americans. Fifty-one percent (51%) disagree and oppose universal free care. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail...
  • The Republican War of Words on College (Do they have anything against College?)

    02/27/2012 5:08:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 02/27/2012 | Jill Lawrence
    First came Mitt Romney's dismissive remarks about President Obama's "faculty lounge" pals. Now Rick Santorum is calling Obama snobby for urging people to go to college - and defending that view in a series of TV appearances. "There are lot of people in this country that have no desire or no aspiration to go to college, because they have a different set of skills and desires and dreams that don't include college," Santorum said Sunday on ABC's This Week. "We should not look down our nose" at people who go to trade school to learn carpentry or plumbing, he...
  • Texas Jumps on the Planned Parenthood Banned Wagon

    02/27/2012 4:42:36 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    FRC - Email | Tony Perkins
    Texas is going ahead with its secession plan--from Planned Parenthood. Late last year, the state quit its partnership with the abortion tycoons, dropping Planned Parenthood from its lucrative contract under Texas's Women's Health Program. Attorney General Greg Abbott and state legislators were adamant that health providers who offered abortions had no business participating in the program. With $16 million up for grabs, leaders passed an outright ban on Planned Parenthood, ending its eligibility for the state's Medicaid funding. That didn't sit well with the Obama administration, which swooped into Texas and demanded the state reconsider. When it wouldn't, officials with...
  • Liberty Groups Under Attack by the IRS (this is very big)

    02/27/2012 4:41:56 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Kentucky 9/12 Project ^ | February 14, 2012 | Eric Wilson
    Kentucky – On February 14, 2012 the Kentucky 9/12 Project joined close to 80 liberty groups from around the country the IRS has targeted and is attempting to regulate out of existence. Even though many of these groups have filed for Not-for-Profit status at various times (over the past three years) all have received IRS inquiries and responses in just the last three months. “This is nothing more than a governmental witch hunt on freedom speaking Americans” Said Eric Wilson director of Kentucky 9/12 Project. “It is their attempt to either drown groups like ours in unnecessary paper work and...
  • Santorum's emphasis on his Christianity is not good for democracy

    02/27/2012 4:33:07 PM PST · by presidio9 · 66 replies · 4+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 27, 2012 | Faheem Younus
    Watching Rick Santorum rise in the polls by positioning himself as the real Christian presidential candidate is like watching the sequel of a horror movie — one I literally lived through in the 1980s while growing up in Pakistan. There, another religious zealot, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, played the lead role of the real Muslim. The plot went like this: The clerics called for candidates with "true" Muslim values, the masses demanded a "Muslim candidate for a Muslim state," the leaders proved their "Muslimness" by quoting scripture and calling others lesser Muslims, and the candidate who was able to appease the clergy...
  • Ethicists Argue for Post Birth Abortions

    02/27/2012 3:11:38 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 2+ views
    NC Register ^ | February 27, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    In the Journal of Medical Ethics, two ethicists argue plainly for the killing of babies post birth. They’re not hedging their bets. They’re saying it plain and simple. And I, for one, thank them for it. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, associated respectively with Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia, and with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, in the UK, wrote a piece called “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” I could buy the article for $30 and I was close to doing it but then I thought why am I giving these animals my money. I’d essentially...
  • “Basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution”

    02/27/2012 3:09:15 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The crowds' reaction is priceless.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, February-27-2012

    02/27/2012 2:31:23 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Study: Over 20 debates, Paul attacked Romney’s rivals 39 times — but never once attacked Romney

    02/27/2012 1:30:59 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Caveat: The study comes from Think Progress. But in case you’re inclined to doubt it because of its provenance, note that The Corner’s Patrick Brennan also reviewed transcripts from the last seven debates dating back to January 7 and found just one instance of Paul criticizing Romney — and that criticism was brief and mild. Out: Conspiracy theories advanced by Ron Paul. In: Conspiracy theories involving Ron Paul. While Paul has freely attacked Romney’s top rivals, he has never once attacked Romney… Paul has gone beyond merely refraining from attacks. He has actively defended Romney on some of his biggest...
  • Poll: Most voters believe healthcare mandate is unconstitutional

    02/27/2012 1:10:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
    Nearly two years after President Obama signed his landmark healthcare package into law, three-quarters of registered voters believe the law’s requirement that every American carry health insurance is unconstitutional, according to a new survey. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken earlier this month and released Monday found that a majority of voters -- those surveyed in battleground states and nationwide generally -- agreed in their dislike of the Affordable Care Act. Voters in battleground states are more likely to want it repealed, the poll showed. Fifty-three percent of voters polled in battleground states – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada,...
  • The Santorum Predicament: A Sign of the Times (Everything you've said can be used against you)

    02/27/2012 1:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 3+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2012 | By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan had it just right - someone had better read Rick Santorum his Miranda rights. In the big leagues of national politics, she warns, "Everything you've said can and will be used against you." Keep in mind that Rick Santorum has said a great deal, and is still talking. In a world accustomed to bland politicians, Santorum breaks the mold. He admires conviction politicians, and he aims to be one. He speaks his mind, and then keeps on talking. On crucial issues of a moral nature, Santorum not only states his position, he explains it in...
  • Survey Says: Santorum’s Social Views Killing Him in Michigan

    02/27/2012 10:44:53 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 155 replies · 3+ views
    COMMENTARY ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | Alana Goodman
    There’s a chance Rick Santorum may still scrape out a win in Michigan tomorrow. This morning’s Public Policy Polling survey has Mitt Romney leading him by just a few points, 39 percent to 37 percent. But the internal numbers look worse for Santorum, and his ongoing slide in the state seems to be due to his focus on social issues: One place Santorum may have hurt himself in the last week is an overemphasis on social issues. 69 percent of voters say they’re generally more concerned with economic issues this year to only 17 percent who pick social issues. And...
  • Shooters rally on rules, firearms rights (NY)

    02/27/2012 10:31:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | February 26, 2012 | Will Elliott
    Gun owners, possessing firearms for hunting and self-protection, are beset each year with a volley of laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and judicial decrees that affect their hunting privileges and rights under the Second Amendment. Judges in each county of the state have the discretion to grant pistol permits on the basis of what they deem permissible in their county. New York State allows only carrying a pistol/ handgun that is concealed. Hence, when a person applies for a pistol permit, he or she is offered two basic options: restricted (to hunting or target shooting) or unrestricted (carried concealed on one’s...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 27-March 2, 2012

    02/27/2012 10:15:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | February 27-March 2, 2012 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^= Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like This
  • My Economic Freedom Agenda (Santorum expounds on his fiscal policies in the Wall Street Journal)

    02/27/2012 9:17:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/27/2012 | Rick Santorum
    America's budget process is broken. Our economy and American families are struggling, and the country needs bold reforms and major restructuring, not tinkering at the margins. Obamanomics has left one in six Americans in poverty, and one in four children on food stamps. Millions seek jobs and others have given up. Meanwhile, my opponent in the Republican primaries, Mitt Romney, had a last-minute conversion. Attempting to distract from his record of tax and fee increases as governor of Massachusetts, poor job creation, and aggressive pursuit of earmarks, he now says he wants to follow my lead and lower individual as...
  • Cardinal George: no Catholic hospitals in 2 years unless HHS mandate is rescinded

    02/27/2012 9:15:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 7+ views
    Warning that the Church is being “despoiled of her institutions” as “freedom of conscience and of religion become a memory from a happier past,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago observes that “the Catholic Church in the United States is being told she must ‘give up’ her health care institutions, her universities and many of her social service organizations.” “So far in American history, our government has respected the freedom of individual conscience and of institutional integrity for all the many religious groups that shape our society,” he continues. “The government has not compelled them to perform or pay for what...
  • Gov. Walker will not challenge recall signatures

    02/27/2012 8:32:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2-27-12 | Jason Stein
    Madison -- Gov. Scott Walker will not challenge any signatures in an attempt to stop a recall election from being held against him later this year, according to a media report. The election if held would represent only the third recall election for a governor is U.S. history. Walker faced a deadline Monday to challenge the signatures and a campaign spokeswoman told WisPolitics Monday that the Republican governor had not had enough time to examine the signatures. The spokeswoman, Ciara Matthews, did not immediately respond to a phone and email seeking comment. Organizers gathered more than 1 million signatures in...
  • RASMUSSEN POLL: Obama Approval at 45%, Lowest in Month—President Falls Behind Romney and Paul

    02/27/2012 8:11:25 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 43 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Rasmussen Reports
    Romney 45% Obama 43%... Paul 43% Obama 41% Obama 45% Santorum 43% Obama 49% Gingrich 39%... ---------- The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16 (see trends). That’s the president’s lowest rating in over a month. Matchups between President Obama and GOP hopefuls shift along with the president’s Job Approval ratings. As a result, with the president’s overall approval ratings down six points since...
  • Federal judge severely limits Second Amendment rights

    02/27/2012 7:35:49 AM PST · by neverdem · 94 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/24/2012 | Bob Barr
    Over the last few years, the Second Amendment has experienced somewhat of a rebirth, thanks largely to a pair of Supreme Court decisions: District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago. In these seminal decisions, the Supreme Court affirmed the understanding of the Founding Fathers that there is indeed an individual right to keep and bear arms, a God-given right to protect oneself that is guaranteed to us in the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Cities with oppressive restrictions on guns, including the District of Columbia and Chicago, have been forced to at least recognize that they cannot simply...
  • Video: Canadian father arrested after child draws a gun in school … (with a crayon!)

    02/27/2012 6:12:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | posted at 3:15 pm on February 26, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, to be fair, the local police did find a gun in Jessie Sansone’s house after they arrested, strip-searched, and held him for hours, after which they pressured him to retroactively consent to their ransacking his house without a warrant. It was a toy gun:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Jessie Sansone and his family are reeling after he was arrested and strip searched by police after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her Kitchener, Ont., kindergarten class.The 26-year-old father of four said Saturday the sketch was supposed to be him, getting the...
  • Rape, They Cried (About the proposed ultrasound legislation in Virginia, a most pernicious lie)

    02/27/2012 6:02:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    This is absolutely out of control. But it was a brilliant strategy that Planned Parenthood and friends used to defeat a bill in Virginia that would have required pre-abortion ultrasounds: Get as many people as possible to repeat the word “transvaginal” in news and commentary, in order to accomplish two things: defeat the legislation at hand and make your opposition look like a freak show. At one protest against the legislation, “Molly Vick of Richmond said it was her first time to take part in a protest, but the issue was too infuriating and compelling,” the Washington Post reported. Ms....
  • Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Fort Hood Massacre

    02/27/2012 5:45:39 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 feb 2012 | Scott Swett
    Submission to Islam has been institutionalized by our national security apparatus. The official handling of the Fort Hood massacre proves the case. On November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist who had previously served at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, shot 45 of his fellow soldiers at the deployment center at Fort Hood in Texas, killing thirteen. It was the most deadly shooting attack ever on an American military base. Maj. Hasan, who had been scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan, was charged with murder and attempted murder, but not terrorism. His court-martial will begin next month....
  • New Minn. Bill Expands Rights of Self-Defense

    02/27/2012 5:36:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views
    kstp.com ^ | 26 February, 2012 | Jay Kolls
    A new Minnesota Senate bill would give you more power to use self-defense outside your home. Right now, Minnesota law allows you to protect yourself in your home if you are threatened or believe you are in imminent danger. The law also allows for the use of deadly force. But, under that same law, if you are in public and threatened, you are technically supposed to try and leave the scene or diffuse the situation if possible. If you cannot "retreat" from the threat, you then can use deadly force in self-defense. This new Senate bill, which passed 40-23, not...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,February 27,2012-March 2, 2012

    02/27/2012 5:35:56 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://hartford.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 27-March 2, 2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Iowa Firearms Legislation Update

    02/27/2012 5:29:56 AM PST · by marktwain
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 26 February, 2012 | Sean McClanahan
    Funnel week has come and gone in Des Moines, and while some good bills made it out of committee, several other good bills were allowed to die a death of apathy. Here's a rundown of what's what under the gold dome. * HF 208 - This bill would modify the disposal requirements of firearms and ammunition seized by or forfeited to Iowa law enforcement agencies, including DPS. It essentially gives the agency that seized the firearms or ammunition greater control over how it is disposed of, including sale to the public. (Assigned to a subcommittee of Baudler, Kressig, and Tjepkes...
  • Salt Lake City Police Chief Burbank carries gun to intimidate fearful public(UT)

    02/27/2012 5:21:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 2+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 26 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Right from the start, let me say that I honor the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, although the editor in me wants to clarify its language to make it easier to understand,” columnist Peg McEntee for The Salt Lake City Tribune claims in a Friday opinion piece. Evidently from McEntee’s “clarification,” the way she would “honor” it is to remove “and bear” from the text, as her column quickly degenerates into a hit piece against lawful open carry—that is, the prevalent practice and custom at the time the Constitution was ratified. “Simply seeing someone carrying a handgun, rifle or shotgun can...
  • Gingrich warns of role of “secular left’’

    02/27/2012 2:53:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 26, 2012 | Ken Thomas
    Newt Gingrich warned members of a Georgia church Sunday that the “secular left’’ is trying to undermine American principles established by the Founding Fathers as he sought to rejuvenate his presidential bid. .....“The forces of the secular left believe passionately and deeply, and with frankly a religious fervor, in their world view and they will regard what I am saying as a horrifying assault on what they think is the truth,’’ Gingrich said. “Because their version of the truth is to have a totally neutral government that has no meaning.’’
  • OFFICIAL AFGHAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITE - NATO agrees to allow prosecution of Koran burners!

    02/26/2012 10:14:13 PM PST · by Crazieman · 95 replies · 19+ views
    Joint Statement by the Delegations Assigned to Probe Bagram Incident Saturday, 25 February 2012 09:02 In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate Following the insulting and shameful act of burning Quran in Bagram airbase that injured the religious sentiments of the Islamic world and particularly of the Afghan Muslim nation, two delegations comprising of representatives from government, the National Council of Ulemma and the National Assembly were assigned and dispatched to investigate the circumstances and causes that have led to the inhumane incident. The delegations, while deeply touched by the religious sentiments shown by the Afghan...
  • The Gospel according to "Glee"? (live-and-let-live attitude toward sexual politics & religion)

    02/26/2012 8:21:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Patheos ^ | 02/23/2012 | Brian Kirk
    Does high school musical sitcom "Glee" go out of its way to be hostile to Christianity? Some may think so, given the matter-of-fact treatment in so many episodes of teen drinking, drug use, sex, pregnancy, and its acceptance of same-gendered relationships. As a progressive Christian and fan of the show, even I wonder at times if they are pushing the envelope a bit too far. I've often commented that I'm not sure younger teens should be watching the show. It is, after all, an exaggerated, satirical look at how adults view adolescence. I'd be a little worried if some middle-schooler...
  • Man Shot Twice Trying To Shoot Caged Raccoon(IN)

    02/26/2012 7:34:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    kcci.com ^ | 25 February, 2012 | AP
    REDFIELD, Iowa -- A rural Redfield man is being treated for two gunshot wounds after an attempt to shoot a raccoon caught in a live trap backfired.
  • Romney and the White Horse Prophecy

    02/26/2012 6:31:36 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 6:00 AM 18:22:46 PST | By Sally Denton
    When Mitt Romney received his patriarchal blessing as a Michigan teenager, he was told that the Lord expected great things from him. All young Mormon men — the “worthy males” of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as it is officially known — receive such a blessing as they embark on their requisite journeys as religious missionaries. But at 19 years of age, the youngest son of the most prominent Mormon in American politics — a seventh-generation direct descendant of one of the faith’s founding 12 apostles—Mitt Romney had been singled out as a destined leader. --Snip-- was...
  • Gingrich warns of role of 'secular left'

    02/26/2012 2:42:11 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2012 4:15 PM (ET) | KEN THOMAS
    CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - Newt Gingrich warned members of a Georgia church Sunday that the "secular left" is trying to undermine American principles established by the Founding Fathers as he sought to rejuvenate his presidential bid in his home state. The former House speaker is bypassing Tuesday's Republican presidential primaries in Michigan and Arizona and spending most of the week in Georgia, which he represented in Congress for 20 years. Gingrich said at a church north of Atlanta that Americans have faced a "50-year assault" by those trying to alienate people of faith. "The forces of the secular left believe...