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  • Higgins: Holmes’ column on guns shows ignorance

    03/08/2012 5:42:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    metrowestdailynews.com ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Jay Higgins
    You recently editorialized in response to an article focusing on rising gun sales in America (Gun shops find warm welcome in Natick: Feb. 29 Metrowest Daily News.)I would like to take this opportunity to respond to Rick Holmes (“Guns and paranoia,” March 5):. My first reaction to your opinion was a sense of embarrassment for you as a journalist. I simply cannot imagine a “journalist” who could be more ignorant of real reasons American citizens might choose to exercise their Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms. The most glaring example of this shortcoming on your part would be the...
  • Cease Fire bus ad campaign a willful violation of Metro policy(WA)

    03/08/2012 5:21:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    “New bus ads draw the ire of gun rights advocates,” KOMO News reports: Local buses are full of ads for everything from necklaces to web search engines. But a new ad campaign from Washington Cease Fire has stirred controversy. "When you have a gun in the home, you are 22 times more likely to kill a family member or a friend than you are an intruder," said Ralph Fascitelli of Washington Cease Fire. Whatever the statistics, Second Amendment advocates aren't happy with the ads. Indeed, and Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman, quoted in the KOMO story, tells us why...
  • Barack Obama had a transgendered nanny in Indonesia

    03/08/2012 4:59:36 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Mar 07, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    JAKARTA, INDONESIA, March 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As a young child in Indonesia, Barack Obama’s nanny was a transgender “woman” who walked around his home in female clothing and let the future president see him trying on lipstick. In 1969, “Evie” – who was born a man with the name Turdi – worked as a cook when he met Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. (Turdi/Evie, like many Indonesians, goes only by one name.) Dunham had moved to the nation’s capital of Jakarta to live with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro. For two years, Turdi watched “Barry”, as Obama was called,...
  • Rick's Missing Message

    03/08/2012 4:45:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    ....SenatorSantorum's other reference [to jobs] hits a level of self-absorption that even the patrician Mitt "I'm not worried about the very poor" Romney has not, at least when taken in context, come close to reaching: "Karen and I have seven children, ages 20 to three, not exactly the best time to be out running for president of the UnitedStates. We've given up our -- our jobs. We're living off our savings. Yeah, we're making a little sacrifice for a very, very big goal…" Yes, during his Tuesday evening speech, RickSantorum's only mention of someone losing a job was about him...
  • Obama Administration: No Confidence in Nuclear Energy

    03/08/2012 4:32:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 06 March 2012 | Jack Spencer and Cornelius Milmoe
    A major public concern about nuclear reactors has been that the spent nuclear fuel could remain stranded at the reactor site indefinitely. In the 1970s, courts prohibited the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from licensing new reactors unless it assured the public that the waste would be removed—a requirement called the “waste confidence” rule. President Obama’s decision to abandon plans for removing the waste to the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada creates an uncertainty that could be a barrier to the expansion of nuclear power. Two nuclear policy experts argue that the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act provides sufficient confidence that spent...
  • Fluke and Liberals' Bodyguard of Lies

    03/08/2012 3:40:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2012 | Tom Trinko
    Winston Churchill declared that in war, truth was so precious that it must always be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies. Because liberals are at war with American society and their true beliefs are repugnant to most Americans, liberals constantly conceal the truth of their beliefs with sweet-sounding lies. Liberals constantly create a cloud of lies about their support for tolerance and diversity to conceal the absolutely intolerant core of their faith. Americans are informed that tolerance requires them to accept pornography, abortion, gay marriage, casual sex, and everything else that liberals happen to like. Strangely, however, liberals are not...
  • Gingrich gets lion's share of Georgia delegates (53)

    03/08/2012 2:59:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 8, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Newt Gingrich stands to gain more than 50 delegates in the Republican presidential race, thanks to his overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s Georgia primary. .....If the totals hold, Rick Santorum would fall about 3,500 ballots shy of reaching 20 percent of the statewide vote. Failing to meet that threshold means Santorum was shut out of a share of 34 delegates awarded based on the statewide vote. Only Gingrich and Romney met that minimum percentage. Based on his vote total alone, Gingrich stands to win 16 statewide delegates; Romney 8. Under the state GOP rules, the remaining 10 statewide delegates are awarded...
  • FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only.

    03/08/2012 2:53:22 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 07, 2012 | | Catherine Herridge
    FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder's "three criteria" for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S. Pressed by House lawmakers about a recent speech in which Holder described the legal justification for assassination, Mueller, who was attending a hearing on his agency's budget, did not say without qualification that the three criteria could not be applied inside the U.S. "I have to go back. Uh, I'm not certain whether that was addressed or not," Mueller said...
  • Romney not getting his due

    03/08/2012 2:23:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette ^ | March 8, 2012 | John J. Monahan TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
    Romney backers in Massachusetts were feeling some frustration yesterday over the long primary slog their candidate still faces after Super Tuesday. Some said his campaign is not getting enough credit for primary wins so far. “They continue to say he has to do this or that. He does it and they say he still hasn’t closed the deal,” said state Rep. George N. Peterson Jr., R-Grafton. “It seems as though he clears one hurdle and they put up a new one. He clears that and they say he didn’t clear it by enough.” The Romney campaign won six of 10...
  • ‘The Rich People’s President’

    03/08/2012 1:38:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 8, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
    Will France’s Nicolas Sarkozy be the next European leader to fall? If you understood how French president Nicolas Sarkozy found himself holed up in a barroom in Bayonne last Thursday afternoon, it would take you a long way towards figuring out what is going to happen in France’s two-round presidential election, coming up in April and May. Sarkozy, who heads France’s conservative UMP party, was making a surprise visit to the Basque country, along the border with Spain. The Socialists, who have not held the presidency since 1995, got wind of his visit. Together with local Basque separatists, they succeeded...
  • Is the Affordable Care Act Constitutional? 2/22/12 (Richard Epstein v Theodore Ruger)

    03/07/2012 10:45:55 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 6 replies
    65 min vid; Federalist Society (Via YouTube ) ^ | March 5, 2012 | Federalist Society
    I used to post these debates a lot, then I stopped, but now it's getting timely again, with ObamaCare being argued before the Supreme Court later this month. Richard Epstein (now ay NYU), BTW, authored (or at least co-authored) one the amicus briefs in this case. This post is dedicated to insomniacs like myself, and may also be "bookmark for later" material for those who do mundane things like leave the house in the morning in order to work for a living. But from my past posts, I know there's some of FreeRepublic who know about Richard Epstein's work and...
  • After outcry from right, Mitt Romney reverses stance on minimum wage

    03/07/2012 8:20:09 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 7, 2012 | Zachary Roth
    It didn't get much notice amid the buildup to Super Tuesday. But after conservative outcry over his support for raising the minimum wage, Mitt Romney quietly reversed his position this week.
  • WaPo: Go Ahead, Bring a Gun to a Knife Fight

    03/07/2012 7:01:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    You read that right. Courtland Milloy, a Washington Post columnist, is touting the efficacy of allowing concealed carry in the District. This after a man who was walking his dog was attacked and killed by a knife-wielding neighbor. We know that the ‘we’re winning’ articles and posts can get pretty repetitive and tired but you know what? We’re winning . . . Milloy does a nice job of tying in the recent Maryland court ruling, too: Whether or not this story proves to be as insane as it sounds, the incident as reported does provide a textbook case for legalizing...
  • District Court Concludes Second Amendment Secures Right to Carry, But Not “While Being Employed

    03/07/2012 6:48:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    So holds United States v. Weaver (S.D. W. Va. Mar. 6, 2012). The judge expressly endorsed Judge Niemeyer’s separate opinion in United States v. Masciandaro (4th Cir. 2011) that concluded that the Second Amendment applies outside the home and not just in the home, and that restrictions on gun carrying must be tested under so-called “intermediate scrutiny.” (For more on the dispute among courts about the right to keep and bear arms outside the home, see this post about yesterday’s district court decision striking down Maryland’s broad gun carry restrictions.) But the court held that 18 U.S.C. § 922(h), which...
  • Santorum: Stand Up To The Establishment

    03/07/2012 5:57:06 PM PST · by writer33 · 6 replies
    KMBC9/Lenexa, KS ^ | 03/07/12 | Staff
    LENEXA, Kan. -- The day after rival Republican rival Mitt Romney won six of ten states in Super Tuesday primaries, presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to supporters in Lenexa. Santorum is making a push in Kansas ahead of the state's Republican caucuses on Saturday. He spoke to a crowd at Harvest Graphics near West 100th and Darnell streets. He said he expects to win the weekend caucuses because Kansas voters are part of the conservative "heart of America." He said that President Barack Obama is leading the nation toward an authoritarian government and wants to redistribute the nation's wealth through...
  • Santorum and Freedom

    03/07/2012 5:10:25 PM PST · by writer33 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/07/12 | Daniel Henninger
    America's long-slog presidential campaigns are a process of discovery. Candidates, voters and the press criss-cross a complex nation trying to discover where the public mind will be the first Tuesday in November. No candidate has had a more interesting journey through 2012's campaign frontier than Rick Santorum. Few are going to forget Sen. Santorum in the early debates, stuck in the left-field bleachers, begging to be heard over such center-ring heavyweights as Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. In August, no one thought this guy would be toe-to-toe with the Romney machine in March. What happened? I went to...
  • Santorum: Romney thinks he’s ‘ordained by God’ to win Republican nod

    03/07/2012 4:46:39 PM PST · by writer33 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/07/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    LENEXA, Kansas -- Rick Santorum is trying to turn the tables on the Romney camp’s suggestion that it would take an “act of God” for Santorum to come out ahead in the GOP delegate race, telling reporters here at his first campaign event since Super Tuesday that Mitt Romney must now believe that he’s God’s chosen candidate in the race. “What won’t they resort to try to bully their way through this race?” Santorum asked reporters after addressing more than 200 supporters at a graphics company. “If the governor thinks he’s now ordained by God to win, then let’s just...
  • We are Breitbart (Honoring Andrew in Hell's Kitchen)

    03/07/2012 4:20:02 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 7, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Monday night I had the honor of attending a tribute to the late Andrew Breitbart held in Hell’s Kitchen. I’m not sure what I was expecting from the evening, but what happened is something that can’t quite be put into words, although I’ll try my best. Over the course of three hours, over a hundred people filtered into a cramped, slightly raucous Manhattan bar that-as one of my friends remarked at the time-Andrew himself might have enjoyed. After all, he spent more than a few pages of Righteous Indignation cataloguing the extracurricular activities he engaged in while matriculating at a...
  • The freedom to do God's will, economically

    03/07/2012 3:39:06 PM PST · by gogogodzilla · 2 replies
    The Economist ^ | 28 February 2012 | W.W.
    <p>TODAY'S Wall Street Journal features an op-ed in which Rick Santorum pledges that "...in my first 100 days as president, I'll submit to Congress and work to pass a comprehensive pro-growth and pro-family Economic Freedom Agenda". No one is more receptive than I to an "economic freedom agenda", yet Mr Santorum's has my bullshit detector howling like an air-raid siren.</p>
  • Liberal Hypocrisy and Double Standards

    03/07/2012 3:15:54 PM PST · by bthockey · 6 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 3/7/12 | Bryan Thomas
    Last week, Rush Limbaugh made some divisive comments on his radio show about a young Sandra Fluke who was advocating for government paid birth control. After making these comments, there was outcry all over America calling Rush Limbaugh a misogynist. Soon after, President Barack Obama called Sandra Fluke to console her and to let her know that “her parents should be proud.” Rush Limbaugh has since apologized to Ms. Fluke but she rejected his apology. I believe it is disgusting and self-centered that anyone would ask the government to pay for their birth control. In no way does our government...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, March-7-2012

    03/07/2012 2:25:24 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 87 replies
    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
  • War on Women (Right-wingers may rue the day...)

    03/07/2012 1:42:32 PM PST · by manic4organic · 25 replies
    Fort Worth Weekly ^ | March 7, 2012 | Betty Brink
    In 1980, Dwinna Barker was a divorced mother in Amarillo who had just lost one of her two young children to Reyes syndrome. She had also been laid off from a well-paid job. “After two months of unemployment, I was lucky to find work with Bell Helicopter in the Fort Worth area, which I badly needed. … I was desperate with all the unpaid medical bills and another small child and no help whatsoever,” she said. Her insurance had expired just days before her daughter was diagnosed with Reyes, a nearly always fatal disease that attacks the brains and livers...
  • MILLER: D.C. deputy mayor's crime solution: Be a victim (video)

    03/07/2012 1:01:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Washington residents are up in arms, though not armed. With violent crime up 40 percent in the first two months of the year - including double the number of robberies at gunpoint - residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Elected officials and police have no solution. -snip- As you can see in the video below, Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, responded that crime victims should give the criminals what they want. Mr. Portman protested, saying, “But how do you know you’re going live and survive? You’re completely at their mercy.” Mr. Quander...
  • MILLER: Buying ammunition in D.C.

    03/07/2012 12:50:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | Emily Miller
    In Washington, D.C., it is illegal to posses ammunition if you don’t have a gun registered. It is also unlawful to have ammo that is not in the same caliber or gauge as your legal gun. The penalty for holding a round of the wrong caliber is up to a year in jail -- as stiff as the punishment for illegal gun possession. So I was very careful not to buy ammunition before I had my legally registered gun at home. Although I wondered about the purpose of the law. What’s the worst I could do with ammo, but no...
  • RFK jr: Sen. Inhofe is a “Call Girl” for Big Oil (But it's OK to say it, he's a Democrat after all)

    03/07/2012 12:46:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Before we begin, I'd like to pass around these complimentary throw pillows to put on your desks. I only do this because I'd hate to see you all injure your faces while smashing your head repeatedly into your keyboard.Fresh on the heels of various stories about inappropriate name calling, another heart warming story crops up in the news. And if this is any sort of indication as to what we can expect from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the months and years to come, this guy is going to be a national treasure for the GOP. Leave it to Robert...
  • Legalizing Marijuana: Why Joe Biden Should Listen to Latin America’s Case

    03/07/2012 12:16:09 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 51 replies
    TIME.com ^ | 03/06/12 | Tim Padgett
    It started last summer, when it seemed that Mexican President Felipe Calderón had understandably reached the end of his rope. After 52 innocent people were massacred in August by drug gangsters who set fire to a Monterrey casino – 52 added to the almost 50,000 drug-related murders in Mexico since 2006 – an angry Calderón said that if Americans were so “determined and resigned to consume drugs, then they should seek market alternatives in order to cancel the stratospheric profits” fueling the ghastly narco-bloodshed. Everyone agreed that by “market alternatives,” Calderón meant some sort of drug legalization.
  • THE VETTING: Ben Smith Releases Selectively Edited Obama Race Video

    03/07/2012 12:10:46 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 07, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.” The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright--about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours. However, the video has been selectively edited--either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, Breitbart.com will be...
  • Concealed carry bill passes Illinois House committee(Poll to freep)

    03/07/2012 11:31:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wjbc.com ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Alex Degman
    SPRINGFIELD – A concealed carry bill surfaced in a state House committee and passed, but its future is uncertain. State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, is again leading the charge as he has for years. His measure would allow Illinois residents with the proper training and permits to carry a concealed firearm. The arguments are the same, proponents say guns are needed for protection, opponents say more guns equal more violence. Phelps responded to that by saying ‘look around.’ “We’re the only state,” he says. “If it was so bad why are there no other states trying to repeal this? It...
  • Mitt Romney Is Just Getting Slaughtered In One Key GOP Demographic

    03/07/2012 10:47:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/07/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Mitt Romney can't win Evangelical voters. Throughout the primaries Romney wins rich voters, and often wins voters with extremely low incomes. He wins moderates, and in some states–like Arizona– he has won very conservative voters too. Romney is winning Catholic voters in almost every state. And he wins older voters too. But over and over again on Super Tuesday, Romney lost the Evangelical vote. He lost them 42-24 to Santorum in Tennessee. He similarly lost those voters 52-19 to Gingrich in Georgia. No one has really explored why this is. Are they implacably hostile to his Mormonism? Evangelical churches usually...
  • Coal hurting Obama’s chances in swing states (They need jobs too, you know)

    03/07/2012 10:20:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Hot Air Memo to GOP:Dear Republicans, When you finish up letting the Democrats lead you around by the nose over things like which radio show host said what about who and where to buy the cheapest birth control pills, you might want to stop by some of the Rust Belt swing states and ask the folks there how things are going. In particular, check in with them in terms of how much it will be costing each voter this summer to keep the lights turned on and whether or not the workers at a number of coal fired power plants...
  • Simple Measures to Defeat BodyScanners at Airport

    03/07/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Jewbacca · 33 replies
    Break ^ | 3/7/2012 | Break
    This is a video showing how easy it is to defeat the TSA body scans and what a scam the entire process is. Briefly, metal objects show up as "black" on the scan, so you can hide anything you want on your side and walk through the scanner --- something that was impossible with the old-fashioned metal detectors. Heck I bet a pistol in a shoulder holster would make it through. And before people cry about "letting the terrorists know," I guarantee they know already.
  • Bitter pill for liberals

    03/07/2012 9:21:51 AM PST · by suspects · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 7, 2012 | Michael Graham
    So tell me again why the pope has to pay for Sandra FlukeÂ’s birth control? Now that Rush Limbaugh has reminded the world heÂ’s a tired old crank, and now that MSNBC has elevated Fluke to sainthood for bravely appearing before a group of fawning congressional Democrats, can we get back to the actual issue? IÂ’d certainly like to, and so would the Catholic church. Democrats? Not so much. Forget about Rush and Sandra for a second, and think about what itÂ’s like to be a practicing Catholic in America under Barack Obama. For years, Catholic institutions were free to...
  • Election Research Request

    03/07/2012 9:18:26 AM PST · by pgyanke · 12 replies
    Vanity | 3/7/2012 | pgyanke
    I got to thinking about some of the primary results. Romney's been narrowly winning some states and Santorum has done the same in other states. Both have appealed to cross-over Dems. Gingrich has won convincingly when he's won. Paul has his zombie followers. Does anyone have a county breakdown (visual would be great but not the most important) of the wins by candidate? I'm wondering how closely the wins for Romney and Santorum would follow traditional Dem winning counties. Getting the big cities can get you states, but that doesn't mean we're getting a winning candidate... This map shows the...
  • Santorum, Gingrich Two Man Debates

    03/07/2012 9:06:52 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 71 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nevuary 33, 2084 | Gulfbreeze
    Newt was on Bill Bennett’s show this morning. He sounded very tired (to be expected) but encouraged that he had done well and picked up his home state. He sounded committed to the idea of promoting his values and agenda. Neither of these two, Santorum and Gingrich, really want to get out but they are both realizing that America's third choice is careening towards a delegate victory. If neither of them is going to get out, Gingrich and Santorum need to have some Lincoln Douglas modified debates that exclude the two liberal candidates. I think they would begin to siphon...
  • Memo to the folks who want their birth control paid for (Vanity)

    03/07/2012 9:04:43 AM PST · by OCCASparky · 16 replies
    March 7, 2012 | NHSparky
    Memo to libtards--I'll pay for your contraception when you pay for my ammunition. Deal?
  • Group's ad slams McConnell for opposing a change to how presidential races are decided [EC]

    03/07/2012 8:50:43 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    cn2 Pure Politics ^ | March 06, 2012 | Ryan Alessi
    (UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL VIDEO) A national group that wants the popular vote — not the electoral college — to decide presidential races began airing an ad in Kentucky cable markets targeting U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate GOP leader. The 30-second spot paid for by the group Support Popular Vote urges Kentuckians to “send Mitch a message” because McConnell has opposed the concept of moving to a national popular vote system for the presidential race. The ad is airing in Time Warner markets across Kentucky. cn|2 is a division of Time Warner. During a December speech to the Heritage Foundation,...
  • Legal War Over NYC Rent Regulations

    03/07/2012 8:13:45 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 6, 2012 | Wall Street Journal staff
    What’s the difference between price controls on milk and price controls on rent? Do landlords in Manhattan and trailer-park owners near San Diego have the same rights? Is rent stabilization in New York City a foolish racket or a rational policy to help tenants? The fate of New York City’s rent laws could hinge on answers to these questions. As the Journal reported Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking a surprisingly serious look at a federal lawsuit in which a Manhattan couple is trying to overturn the regulations shielding their tenants.
  • Pentagon to Keep Rush Limbaugh on the Air

    03/07/2012 7:23:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/07/2012 | Julian E. Barnes
    Here is one battle the Pentagon is not going to fight: Rush Limbaugh. Many of Mr. Limbaugh’s sponsors have dropped him in the wake of his controversial comments calling a Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, a “prostitute” and “slut” after she testified about her school health plan’s lack of contraceptive coverage. Despite the controversy, the Pentagon so far is not going to review its decision to broadcast Mr. Limbaugh’s program on its overseas radio stations for U.S. troops, the American Forces Network. George Little, the Pentagon press secretary, said the AFN broadcast center provides the first hour of Mr. Limbaugh’s...
  • OHIO: Valley splits support on GOP presidential candidates [number crunchers give your opinion]

    03/07/2012 7:21:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Vindy ^ | March 7, 2012 | David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH - In an extremely tight race, Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum in the Ohio Republican primary. With 96 percent of the vote counted, Romney was about 12,000 votes ahead of Santorum. Romney won Mahoning and Trumbull counties in close races and was blown out by the former Pennsylvania senator in Columbiana County. Regardless of the official outcome, Romney almost definitely will receive a majority of the state’s 66 delegates, in part, because of a failure by the Santorum campaign. Republican candidates are on the ballot twice in Ohio — once for 15 at-large delegates divided among the candidates...
  • Woollard v. Sheridan (MD gun rights decision)

    03/07/2012 7:07:29 AM PST · by libstripper · 1 replies
    mdd.uscourts.gov ^ | March 2, 2012 | Hon. Benson Everett Legg
    This case calls upon the Court to determine whether the State of Maryland's handgun regulaton statute violates the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution insofar as it requires an applicant to demonstrate "good and substantial reason" for the issuance of a handgun permit.
  • Obama on Rush and Fluke: I don’t like to see private citizens insulted for speaking up

    03/07/2012 6:36:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2012 | AllahPundit
    He's fine, of course, with private citizens being attacked by his own campaign if it helps squeeze extra cash out of liberal suckers obsessed with the "Kochtopus" Granted, you can’t compare Fluke to the Kochs because they have endless resources at their disposal to fight back whereas she only has the Democratic establishment/major media eager to use her as a martyr for O's "war on women" messaging in the fall, but what about, say, Joe the Plumber? Jonah Goldberg looks back: You may recall that when Joe Wurzelbacher was approached by Barack Obama entirely accidentally, he became something of a...
  • Self-Defense Tip: The Three Rules of a 911 Call

    03/07/2012 5:46:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 112 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 March, 2012 | Robert Farago
    [Click here to listen the 911 call made from a private residence in Springville Utah where a home owner shot and killed an invader.] This series has long argued that there are two parts to armed self-defense. Defending yourself against a lethal threat and defending yourself against prosecution for defending yourself against a lethal threat. Just as the first rule of a gunfight is have a gun, the first rule for staying out of jail and/or losing everything you own due to defensive gun use is STFU (Shut The F Up). That rule starts from the moment you call the...
  • Nothing is inalienable

    03/07/2012 5:32:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 6 March, 2012 | John Hayward
    On Monday, a U.S. District Court judge struck down a Maryland gun law with a remarkably worded ruling, as related by the Baltimore Sun: In a 23-page memorandum opinion, made public Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Benson E. Legg said a state requirement forcing those applying for a gun-carry permit to show that they have a "good and substantial reason" to do so "impermissibly infringes the right to keep and bear arms," as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. "A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,"...
  • Maryland ruling: State AG will appeal, antis demonize decision

    03/07/2012 5:25:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 March, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Monday’s big win for gun rights in Maryland – courtesy a lawsuit filed by the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation on behalf of Maryland resident Raymond Woollard – is already being demonized by anti-gunners, and will likely be appealed by the State Attorney General. The case is Woollard v. Sheridan. It was admittedly a big win for SAF, which has in the neighborhood of 20-plus cases in progress challenging onerous gun laws on constitutional grounds. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb coined a slogan about two years ago that seems appropriate: “Winning Firearms Freedom One Lawsuit at a Time.”...
  • Transgender Illegal Alien Detainees Will Get 'Hormone Therapy' Courtesy of ICE

    03/07/2012 5:04:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/5/2012 | Thomas Cloud
    (CNSNews.com) - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the division the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for enforcing the nation's immigration laws, will provide "hormone therapy" to illegal aliens it has detained who say they are transgender, according to the agency's operations manual for its detention facilities. The 2011 Operations Manual ICE Performance-Based National Detention Standards says that all illegal alien detainees shall be screened by a specially trained detention officer within 12 hours of their arrival at the detention facility. The operations manual specifically states that the "screening shall ... inquire into a transgender detainee's gender self-identification and history...
  • After-Birth abortion: A Modest Proposal?

    03/07/2012 4:48:02 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Life Side News ^ | 3/6/2012 | Denise J Hunnell MD
    Let us consider two excerpts, and see if we can determine which comes from the realm of fiction, and which comes from the field of modern ethics. The first: That the remaining hundred thousand may, at a year old, be offered in the sale to the persons of quality and fortune through the kingdom; always advising the mother to let them suck plentifully in the last month, so as to render them plump and fat for a good table. A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind...
  • SILENCING THE RIGHT(Believing our ideas are superior is irrelevant when no one can hear you.)

    03/07/2012 4:41:24 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/6/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Last week, Rush Limbaugh suggested Sandra Fluke was a slut. The left immediately began calling for boycotts of his advertisers. He apologized on Saturday. Fluke refused to accept his apology claiming he did it under duress and the pressure has kept up. It is organized and it has nothing to do with Limbaugh referring to Sandra Fluke as the same thing Ed Schultz referred to Laura Ingraham as. It has to do with a well executed PR strategy to frame a debate on mandating Americans subsidize the sexual habits of women as a war on women by the GOP. The...
  • A Statement from Kim Komando Regarding Rush Limbaugh

    03/07/2012 3:28:21 AM PST · by DJ Frisat · 61 replies
    On Thursday, March 1, I began receiving a series of complaints from both listeners to The Kim Komando Show and non-listeners, concerning on-air comments made by Rush Limbaugh about Georgetown University Law Student Sandra Fluke and Ms. Fluke's comments. In this instance, everyone is clearly within his or her Constitutional rights. It's all part of the First Amendment, but sometimes free speech isn't pretty, in good taste or well chosen. With all this said, I know that some of the comments directed at me have come from long-time listeners to my program. I appreciate them all. But many others are...
  • The Fed: Oops, we're doing it again!

    03/07/2012 2:58:35 AM PST · by OwenKellogg · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2012 | Frank Ryan, Colonel, USMCR (Retired)
    The Fed: Oops, we're doing it again! By Frank Ryan No sooner had the housing market bubble burst in 2008 than the culprit for the real estate bubble was identified, in part, as the teaser interest rates. Teaser interest rates, also called adjustable rate mortgages, are very low short-term interest rates which reset to more normal longer term rates after a period of time. These teaser interest rates allegedly enabled people to buy a type or size of home beyond that which they ordinarily might have afforded due to very low initial monthly payments. When these interest rates reset after...
  • Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh

    03/07/2012 1:33:12 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 07, 2012 | DANA LOESCH
    Tonight Bill Maher defended Rush Limbaugh on Twitter: Despite Limbaugh's apology, the left continues to attack Limbaugh and drive away sponsors of his show with such intensities to invoke the public's suspicion. If it really was all about obtaining an apology, apology given, so why the continued drama? Because maybe it's not about an apology, it's about driving Limbaugh off the air. Maher's defense of Limbaugh is recognition of this: He himself has uttered some incredible four-letter descriptions of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. His defense is that he's an entertainer. And? Ridicule is the best weapon; comedy is deadlier...