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  • ‘Ghost’ holster not cop friendly (New York barf alert)

    04/30/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Rocco Parascandola
    POLICE OFFICERS have been warned of a new threat to their lives — a holster that allows criminals to hide their guns and even fire through their clothing, police sources said. The safety alert, posted in precincts throughout the city, advises cops of the dangerous so-called “ghost holsters.” The holster is a pouch that, depending on the size of the gun, provides the user enough room to reach in and fire through clothing without removing the firearm. Police sources said officers have been told that the holster can be worn on the stomach. That could allow criminals to better conceal...
  • Virginia takes final action to legalize open carry in state parks

    04/30/2012 6:46:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Mike Stollenwerk
    In an announcement posted today in Virginia's Regulatory Town Hall, the Virginia Department of Conservation served notice to the public that the "[r]epeal of § 4VAC5-30-200 [which] prohibits the open carry of firearms in Virginia State Parks" will be published as a final rule on May 7th in Volume 28 Issue 18 of the Virginia Register of regulations. The usual practice of the Virginia Registrar is to make such final rules effective 60 days after publication in the Register. This action by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's administration is the final chapter in a decade long regulatory fight to legalize gun...
  • Elizabeth Warren, poster girl for liberal hypocrisy

    04/30/2012 6:26:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/30/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    No novelist could concoct a believable character to match Elizabeth Warren, the strategist behind the scarily-powerful and unaccountable Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Democratic candidate for Senate. Professor Warren (she is a professor at Harvard Law School) cannot bear close scrutiny without revealing multi-layered hypocrisy and self-serving behavior. Oh, and a tendency to make herself look worse by taking far too long to confirm embarrassing truths, and looking like a weasel. Warren is outraising incumbent Scott Brown, and is ahead in the polls. But Massachusetts voters have not yet savored the character of Warren, which embodies many local prejudices against...
  • Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:57:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 27 April, 2012 | NA
    House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution. “We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif. The news of the document and...
  • Exclusive - Indoctrination 101: Teaching Chicago Students to Protest

    04/30/2012 5:52:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Jones College Prep, a Chicago Public Schools “selective enrollment” school, held “Social Justice Week” in March, a collection of events geared towards turning students into activists. See the schedule of events here. According to a flyer on the school’s website: Social Justice Week was created to promote community advancement through dialogue and community service based activism. Moreover, we hope to unify the voice of various JCP and community organizations in which to facilitate collaboration for the betterment of the community at large and promote a unified human rights advancement initiative. The school is, according to U.S. News & World Report,...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,April 30-May 4,2012

    04/30/2012 5:46:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl ^ | April 30-May 4, 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 - 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...
  • Public quick to pull trigger on easier access to pistol permits(NY)

    04/30/2012 5:44:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Paul Mrozek
    BATAVIA — Patty Glomb, recording clerk in the Genesee County Clerk’s Office, sat at her desk Tuesday and motioned to her left and right, then behind and in front of her. Her work space in County Building 1 was surrounded by drawers and cabinets full of file folders, all of them applications from county residents for new, amended or upgraded pistol permits. She and her co-workers, are, pun intended, under the gun. “It’s almost impossible to keep up,” Glomb said. The backlog is partly a result of a change in Genesee County policy that makes it easier to obtain a...
  • Pelosi’s Constitutional Confusion

    04/30/2012 5:08:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | April 30, 2012 | Cathy Ruse
    It’s frustrating to watch high-ranking Liberals get something so fundamental, so wrong. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi recently accused Republicans of hypocrisy when it comes to the courts. As Pelosi describes it, Republicans have long been antagonists of “judicial review” but suddenly embrace it now that Obamacare hangs in the balance. Her own Party, by contrast, has always supported “an independent judiciary.” Everyone wants “an independent judiciary” – that’s just another way of saying an uncorrupt, unbiased court system. Liberals like to pretend that conservatives are “threatening an independent judiciary” whenever we disagree with a court’s ruling, but reasonable...
  • America’s Bataan Death March toward Socialism prodded along at the point of Obama’s bayonet

    04/30/2012 4:40:41 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 4/30/2012 | George Spelvin
    A bone chilling video that should scare the daylights out of every United States citizen is making the rounds as Lt. Gen. (Ret) W. G. Boykin warns us in no uncertain terms that Barack Obama and his administration is marching this country into Marxism at an alarming speed. And if you still don’t believe the Green Beret, just review and send comments to Notre Dame President John Jenkins because a far left group is asking the IRS to remove a Catholic Diocese’s tax exempt status because Catholic principles are being preached inside the Peoria Catholic Church. Email Father Jenkins at...
  • Conservatives Are Gaining, But Need Help Making Mitch McConnell’s Life Truly Miserable

    04/30/2012 4:22:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/30/2012 | Erick Erickson
    We’re about a week out from the Indiana Primary. Richard Mourdock now leads Barack Obama’s favorite Republican, Dick Lugar. But it is close. Surprisingly for so many conservative activists who backed Eric Cantor for his leadership position, the House Republican Leader has decided to engage in this and other races for the more moderate and liberal candidates. Whodathunk Eric Cantor would become like Mitch McConnell, but he is. And not only that, Eric Cantor has decided to engage in the Indiana Senate race — a Senate race, not a House race. So the cool thing is if you open your...
  • Conservative Think Tank: Mess Is the GOP's Fault (Gingrich "extremism must be punished and ignored")

    04/30/2012 3:42:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mark Russell
    Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist slammed for radicalizing Washington Washington is more dysfunctional than it has been in 40 years, and while Democrats have deserved their share of the blame over the years, today "the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party," write Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein in the Washington Post. What makes their column particularly interesting is that Ornstein is not liberal, but a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, and Mann is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Together, they call the GOP an "insurgent outlier in American politics" because of the...
  • The Old Rubber Cross

    04/30/2012 3:17:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Dear President Ransdell: As a supporter of Hilltoppers for Life, I am deeply concerned at the way its pro-life display was vandalized on April 20, 2012. I am perhaps more concerned with the way Western Kentucky University (WKU) officials have responded to this criminal action. As this story continues to unfold, the facts suggest that at least one WKU official knew in advance this vandalism would occur. Later, several officials did nothing to stop it. This is simply inexcusable in a climate of higher learning. As you already know, Hilltoppers for Life erected approximately 3,700 crosses in order to...
  • POLITICAL MEMO Hardly a Close Ally, Clinton Teams With Obama to Raise Cash and Votes

    04/29/2012 8:32:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | by Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Barack Obama wrested control of the Democratic Party after portraying Bill Clinton as a symbol of small-ball ambition and outdated politics. Now, as president, Mr. Obama is turning to his Democratic predecessor for help as Republicans breathe down his neck. Privately, Democrats portray the evolving alliance as more utilitarian. “Once Obama’s out of office, I doubt they’ll take family vacations together,” said a former Clinton aide who has also worked for Mr. Obama and asked not to be named to avoid offending either man. “But Clinton thinks it’s critical for the country that he gets...
  • Dueling in Dearborn over murder of a 20-year-old woman

    04/29/2012 7:50:54 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/29/2012 | Kari Huus,
    In Dearborn Mich., a Detroit suburb known for its concentration of Muslim Americans, anti-Islam leaders from around the country are gathering to discuss how to rescue women from that faith. The "Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killings" on Sunday is named for a local Muslim woman murdered one year ago. But Muslims, civil rights groups and other religious leaders say the conference is merely another event put on by well-known bigots to attack the minority religion. Their response was to schedule a town hall meeting just a few miles away on Sunday called "Rejecting Islamophobia: A Community Stand...
  • A wake up call for America

    04/29/2012 7:07:48 PM PDT · by Halo-JM · 18 replies
    Home Town News ^ | 4/29/2012 | Halo Jumpmaster
    America this is your wake up call. Must watch video, it explains a lot! This is happening NOW and must be stopped.
  • South Bend class aims to take the fear out of handling a gun(IN)

    04/29/2012 6:44:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Melanie Yuill
    The percentage of women who own a gun is at a new high. Statistics show 43% of women are packing heat. And a class was held in South Bend Saturday morning to make sure women know how to use those guns. Julia Johnson is learning how to use a gun because she doesn't always feel safe at home. "My husband works overseas and so I'm home alone sometimes and I want to feel like I can sleep at night," said Johnson. And it's not just herself she's worried about protecting. "I have a five year old at home," said Johnson....
  • Bishop calls for ‘heroic Catholicism,’ rips Obama’s ‘radical pro-abortion agenda’

    04/29/2012 5:34:56 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 4/17/2012 | Staff
    Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria told the 500 men who attended the diocese’s annual men’s march and Mass that “the days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism.” “We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead [must] be Catholics by conviction. In our own families, in our parishes, where we live and where we work--like that very first apostolic generation--we must be bold witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ,” he preached. “We must be a fearless army of Catholic men, ready to give everything we have for the Lord, who gave everything for...
  • Obama releases $147M in aid to Palestinians

    04/29/2012 4:58:52 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 15 replies
    Obama releases $147M in aid to Palestinians against Congress' orders in the name of 'National Security'. I’m shocked how MSM is keeping this under wraps. Google it, all is quiet.
  • Breitbart’s coroner poisoned to death?

    04/29/2012 3:51:22 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 153 replies
    WND ^ | APRIL 29, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death of one of their own officials who may have worked on the case of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative firebrand who died March 1, the same day Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced probable cause for forgery in President Obama’s birth certificate. Michael Cormier, a respected forensic technician for the Los Angeles County Coroner died under suspicious circumstances at his North Hollywood home April 20, the same day Breitbart’s cause of death was finally made public. “There are mysterious circumstances surrounding his death,” said Elizabeth Espinosa, a news reporter for KTLA-TV. “We’re...
  • 7.3% of Keys residents can be packing(FL)

    04/29/2012 2:37:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 29 April, 2012 | ADAM LINHARDT
    About a dozen people sat in the smallish classroom at Down Range Concepts in Key West on Thursday, ready to begin learning the ins and outs of Florida's concealed carry law, firearms safety and the legal liability that accompanies carrying a weapon. Among the students was Rob Nevius, a boat captain and fishing charter guide who has been on the waters around Key West for more than 15 years. The time had come, the captain said, to inquire about guns and learn the law. "There have been boat hijackings," Nevius said. "It does happen out there." Standing before the group...