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  • Will You Do It?

    06/12/2012 4:50:56 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 35 replies
    American Cop Magazine ^ | 06/07/2012 | editor
    I’ve known anti-gun cops, who seriously said things like, ‘They have no right to own a gun, it’s my job to protect them. If they have guns, it’s just a danger to me!’ . . So, I’ll be blunt and ask you: Would you personally, go out and confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens — even if it goes against your personal opinion regarding the constitutional rights of citizens — and do it on the order of an administrative leader of your agency?
  • More than 32K rounds of ammo seized at home

    06/12/2012 2:48:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies
    nogalesinternational.com ^ | 12 June, 2012 | NA
    Federal authorities say they seized more than 32,000 rounds of ammunition that was likely destined for Mexico during a raid last week on a stash house in downtown Nogales. Acting on information they developed about a stash house on Paseo del Sur, a one-block, dead-end street in a residential neighborhood on the east side of town, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HIS) raided the home last Tuesday, June 5. Inside, ICE said, the agents “discovered a large cache of ammunition that they suspect was being staged to smuggle into Mexico.” Seized were 10,000...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, June-12-2012

    06/12/2012 2:24:38 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 69 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
  • Black Leaders and Gay Advocates March in Step

    06/12/2012 11:50:35 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    NY TImes ^ | 6/9/2012
    For years, gay rights organizations and major civil rights organizations viewed each other warily. African-American leaders often saw the gay rights groups as insensitive to racial concerns, and some resented the movement’s use of civil rights language to make the case for same-sex marriage. Advocates for gay rights, in turn, sometimes blamed socially conservative African-Americans for their defeat in crucial electoral battles. But since the relationship reached something of a crisis with the passage of Proposition 8, California’s ballot initiative against same-sex marriage, in 2008, leaders in both movements have made an effort to bring their groups closer together. Now,...
  • City pulls gun ordinance(AR)

    06/12/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    couriernews.com ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Preston Tolliver
    An ordinance that would prohibit the carrying of a concealed handgun in city-owned parks was pulled from the Russellville City Council's agenda Monday due to a discovered potential change with federal park guidelines. Recreation and Parks Director Mack Hollis requested the ordinance he submitted on behalf of his department's board be pulled, citing in an email the Recreational Lands Self Defense Act of 2011 — a bill that has passed in the House of Representatives and is pending in the U.S. Senate that would prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from barring weapons otherwise authorized under state law....
  • MILLER: Cover up in D.C.'s arrest of Iraq vet

    06/12/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Army 1st Sergeant Matthew Corrigan learned the hard way that the District of Columbia doesn’t believe it has to abide by the U.S. Constitution like the 50 states do. The city ignores the Fourth Amendment right of Americans to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures. If police can’t be bothered to obtain a search warrant, officers have no problem busting open your front door and taking your property. Most of all, Washington officials do not abide by the full meaning and spirit of the Second Amendment. The District believes it alone can bestow the right to keep arms on...
  • Gun bill is bad news for municipalities(PA barf alert)

    06/12/2012 11:06:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    lancasteronline.com ^ | 11 June, 2012 | BERNARD HARRIS
    A measure that would open Lancaster city and other municipalities to lawsuits from gun advocates is moving forward in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 273, first proposed last year as an extension of the "castle doctrine," has been rewritten and reintroduced with language allowing lawsuits against cities, townships and boroughs that attempt to regulate guns. In the cross hairs of the bill are ordinances passed by Lancaster and 29 other municipalities that require gun owners to report if their gun has been lost or stolen. Lancaster City Council passed its ordinance in 2009 in an attempt to address illegal gun...
  • Prosecutors still pondering action in case of gun in KU dorm room(KS)

    06/12/2012 10:45:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ljworld.com ^ | 11 June, 2012 | George Diepenbrock
    Douglas County prosecutors are still reviewing whether to file charges against a 22-year-old Kansas University student who was accused of possessing a gun inside his scholarship hall room in April. A Lawrence attorney says the case illustrates constitutional questions because a student’s campus dorm room is considered a student’s home, where the Supreme Court has ruled it’s a fundamental right for residents to possess firearms for protection under the Second Amendment. “It’s an area of the law that is newly developing because of Supreme Court cases,” said defense attorney Carl Folsom, who is not involved in the case. “It seems...
  • Testimony of FBI Director Mueller about non-Surveillance of former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

    06/12/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    Testimony of FBI Director Mueller about Surveillance and Tracking of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Submitted by HQ on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:11. It appears that the FBI has been tracking and had surveillance on Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. No one knows how long this has been going on. It was made public during a committee hearing yesterday. It was a Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday May 9th, 2012, where FBI Director Robert Mueller was being questioned by Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The question was regarding FBI surveillance and tracking of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Mueller played dumb, saying he was not aware of anything in...
  • The 'Mainstream' Scapegoats Minorities [MormonS

    06/12/2012 10:10:11 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies
    Deseret News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Lane Williams
    ..................................— it’s problematic to say Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, wish to be part of some cultural mainstream.If Latter-day Saints join the “mainstream,” how can they be “set apart” or “a city on a hill?” In short, it’s really not fully possible to be part of the mainstream and be a peculiar people at the same time.-SNIP-To the extent that Latter-day Saints — and other minorities — suffer at the hands of some dominant mainstream culture through persecution and then nevertheless try to become part of that same mainstream, what of the suffering?-SNIP-J. Spencer Fluhman’s recent op-ed in The New York...
  • Note to Florida unions: You're next

    06/12/2012 10:08:50 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 15 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 6/12/2012 | John R. Smith
    Word on South Florida’s political streets is that the local public employee unions are “mystified” about the outcome of the Scott Walker victory over the unions in the Wisconsin recall election. The story is that the local AFL-CIO is so out of touch, it doesn’t really comprehend the significance of what happened, while the Service Employees International Union, a bit more sophisticated, recognized the defeat for what it was: a major loss for its agenda. The union response for the loss is that it was outspent seven-to-one by conservative groups. But data coming from the Center for Public Integrity, a...
  • SC Voter Fraud...where is the national media on this???

    06/12/2012 9:04:02 AM PDT · by 4everontheRight · 13 replies
    OperationLostvote ^ | 06/12/2012 | 4everontheright
    This is a state and a national disgrace! Both parties are to blame here, both democrats and republicans. One Rino incumbent hires a couple of guys to challenge new people on the ballet.... people who filed their paperwork as they were told by their part leaders. Only to find out that apparently almost 200 of these folks did not complete the paperwork correctly. So the issue goes before the state supreme court...the court that is appointed by the politicians they protect! The court rules that, from the two laws on the books, the older law takes precedent over the new...
  • Levin: Obama 'Is The Commander-in-Chief In the War Against The Private Sector'

    06/12/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    On his show last night, Mark Levin said that President Barack Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the war on the private sector. Levin discussed the lack of U.S. jobs and pointed to a number of disappointing economic statistics. “I want you to look around you. I want you to think about family members and friends and co-workers. Many of you look at your own situation. Look at the situation of your children. Think how prices are rising, costs are rising. But, for most people income is flat – if not, losing ground.” “There are 23 million unemployed or underemployed today."...
  • What If Obama Were White?

    06/12/2012 8:26:06 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 77 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 12th, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    For nearly four years, criticisms of Obama’s policies, lack of business experience and Marxist proclivities have been labeled as racists attacking him because he’s black. And, of course, he has done nothing to defuse those ridiculous allegations. But let’s flip these allegations over for a moment. If a white man with no business experience of any kind, on any level, were elected president and his economic plan increased government spending, increased government intrusion into private business and increased taxes on the so-called rich – what would criticism of him be because he is white? If this same white president employed...
  • Judge rules Wisconsin man can't hand out Bibles inside MN gay pride fest

    06/12/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    WSAU (WI) ^ | June 12, 2012 | news
    MINNEAPOLIS (WTAQ) - A federal judge says a Wisconsin man cannot hand out Bibles inside a gay pride festival this month at a public park in Minneapolis. Brian Johnson of Hayward sought an injunction giving him unfettered access to the festival grounds.
  • The Most Dangerous Cities in America

    06/12/2012 7:43:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/11/2012 | Michael B. Sauter, Douglas A. McIntyre, Ashley C. Allen, Alexander E. M. Hess, Lisa Nelson
    Today, the FBI announced that violent crime dropped 4% in 2011, compared to a 5.5% drop in 2010. Nationally, the murder rate fell 1.9% from 2010, and robbery, forcible rape and assault fell 4% each. However, among the cities with the highest violent crimes rates, the trend is not entirely positive. A 24/7 Wall St. review of 2011 FBI crime data shows that violent crime rose in more than half of the cities that have among the highest rates in the country. In seven of the 10 cities, murder rates increased. In eight of the 10, burglary went up. Strained...
  • June 12, 2012 Scarborough goes to bat for Jeb Bush, tells detractors to ‘just shut the hell up’

    06/12/2012 7:38:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    “Listen…there is this back-and-forth that happens all the time. I will tell you Jeb Bush’s Republican Party is a party of the future.” “I don’t compare myself to Jeb. He is a great man. I am a mere servant of the ‘Jebular.’ But Joe Scarborough’s Republican Party is the future of the Republican Party.” Scarborough continued his rant by expressing his view of what ingredients a successful Republican Party needed, which is not what many tea party activist have been promoting. “I’ve had people come up to me hysterically the past couple of years screaming and yelling. I say put...
  • Protesters pack heat in Birmingham public meeting(MI)

    06/12/2012 7:01:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 85 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | 11 June, 2012 | NA
    BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - Gun carrying protestors let their voices be heard during a Birmingham City Commission meeting. A number of protestors came armed with AK-47’s, a variation of rifles and pistols during Monday night’s meeting. The advocates of Michigan’s open carry law attended the meeting to support a young man who was arrested for openly carrying a weapon. “We understand that it’s not something that’s apart of the public norm or something you see in everyday life, but there is not a law against it,” said open carry advocate Phillip Hofmeister. Sean Combs, 18, from Troy was arrested back in...
  • New Data on Same-sex Parenting Challenges Gay Orthodoxy (The kids are NOT all right)

    06/12/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2012 | J. Robert Smith
    The Washington Times reported on Sunday that two new studies indicate that children raised by gay parents might not benefit from the experience like kids raised by married mother-father parents. "The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go," University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus said in his study in Social Science Research. Regnerus's study involved 3,000 randomly selected young adults in the U.S. These young adults' lives were measured for "social, emotional, and relationship outcomes." The other new study challenges the widely accepted contention by the American Psychological Association that "[n]ot a single study has found children...
  • Sandusky tried to keep sexual acts quiet with gifts and trips, alleged victim says Read more:

    06/12/2012 6:21:49 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | June 11, 2012 | AP Story
    Jerry Sandusky's trial in the Penn State scandal opened in graphic fashion Monday with the first witness testifying that the retired coach molested him in the locker-room showers and in hotels while trying to ensure his silence with gifts and trips to bowl games. The man, now 28 and dubbed Victim 4 in court papers, left nothing to the imagination as he told the jury about the abuse he said he endured for five years beginning when he was a teenager in the late 1990s. "I've denied it forever," he testified, looking straight at the prosecutor as Sandusky sat motionless...
  • John Bryson: Did Seizures Lead to Car Accidents?

    06/12/2012 6:14:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 12, 2012 | By KEVIN DOLAK
    Now that Secretary of Commerce John Bryson has taken medical leave after a seizure apparently caused him to hit two cars in California, medical experts are scratching their heads about how a seizure could have caused the chain of events that led to the accidents, Bryson's hospitalization and his eventual leave of absence. Dr. Richard Kim, Director of the Hoag Epilepsy Center in Newport Beach, Calif., is skeptical that the chain of events involving Bryson's accidents where caused by one or more seizures. "After the seizure, he could have recovered quickly enough to walk out of the car and speak...
  • Dr. John C. Drew and Barack Obama: The Chance encounter at Occidental College

    06/12/2012 6:06:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    All voices ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Redhanded
    “The second time I went out to California to attend Mohammad Hassan Chandoo’s graduation from Occidental College, Obama was enjoying the lavish lifestyle being financed by his friend and roommate at the time - Hassan Chandoo. The wealthy patron provided Obama access to big houses, lavish parties & had him dressed in the slickest clothes. I could have sworn they were both Gay & wealthy.” Those were some of the initial observations by Dr. John C. Drew, PhD, on his second encounter with Barack Obama who was attending Occidental College at the time. Much has been speculated about Barack Obama’s...
  • Obama's complex campaign message poses a challenge

    06/12/2012 6:04:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 12, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
    The slogans of both campaigns are simple: "Putting Jobs First" for Mitt Romney, "Forward" for President Obama. But when it comes to the core message that each candidate is trying to get across in TV ads and campaign appearances, Romney has boiled it down to a simple argument. Obama has not. As the president himself readily acknowledges, the simplicity of his Republican challenger's case lends itself to easy persuasion. Obama's counter-argument is layered with nuance and complexity. It starts with an attempt to undercut Romney. As a corporate buyout executive, Romney shipped jobs overseas and reaped millions of dollars in...
  • Obama TV Ad Hits Romney on Massachusetts Debt

    06/12/2012 5:21:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 12 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama’s re-election campaign has spent weeks trying to drive home the point that Massachusetts was at the back of the pack in job growth under Gov. Mitt Romney. Now, a new campaign TV ad touts a stat on which Romney’s state surged to the front — per capita debt. “Number One,” a 30-second spot, claims Massachusetts debt grew $2.6 billion during Romney’s tenure between 2003 and 2007 to $18 billion, or $4,153 per person, according to Moody’s 2007 State Debt Medians cited in the ad. “First in debt. Forty-seventh in job creation. That’s Romney economics,” the ad says. The...
  • Mass. judge upholds Pledge of Allegiance’s ‘under God’

    06/12/2012 2:30:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 6/12/2012
    A Massachusetts judge has rejected a lawsuit that seeks to declare the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance to be unconstitutional for schoolchildren to recite, drawing praise from those who said the pledge is in line with American traditions. Schoolchildren who wanted to continue saying the pledge, their parents, and the Knights of Columbus defended the pledge with legal representation from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Diana Verm, legal counsel at the Becket Fund, said the decision is a “great victory for everyone who believes human rights come not from the whim of the government, but from...
  • Republicans Join Democrats to Save Corporate Welfare (Again)

    06/11/2012 10:42:13 PM PDT · by Flashman_at_the_charge · 10 replies
    Cato @ Liberty ^ | June 8, 2012 | Tad DeHaven
    Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) introduced three amendments to the recently passed Energy & Water appropriations bill that would have eliminated a slew of business subsidies at the Department of Energy. Unfortunately, House Republicans once again teamed up with their Democratic colleagues to keep the corporate welfare spigot flowing.
  • Senate vote moves pro-abortion Andrew Hurwitz closer to becoming a federal judge

    06/11/2012 9:03:50 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jun 11, 2012 18:42 EST | Ben Johnson
    "One of the forces behind the Roe v. Wade opinion could be confirmed as a federal judge as early as tomorrow, after the U.S. Senate voted to advance his nomination for a vote Monday evening. The Senate adjourned just past seven o’clock Monday evening, shortly after Hurwitz cleared a cloture vote, which ended debate on his nomination. That vote means the Senate will take up a vote to name him to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday morning. He is strongly favored to win confirmation from the Democrat-controlled Senate sometime this week. Eight Republicans voted with the Democrats...
  • Muslims protest Planned Parenthood’s ‘sexual health’ program for Muslim teen girls

    06/11/2012 7:37:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 11th, 2012 | Peter Baklinski
    OTTAWA, Ontario, June 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Muslims of a traditional bent hope that a lack of funding will force Planned Parenthood Ottawa to cut a program aimed at teaching their Muslim teenage daughters a version of “sexual health” that they say is contrary to their “faith-based values and family values.” “Information and education is always good, but when it comes with a clear message of promoting a certain lifestyle which may be in conflict with both the faith-based values and family values [of Muslims] then I have an issue with it,” Shahina Siddiqui, executive director of the Islamic Social...
  • Jason Hobbs Receives Inaugural Knife Rights Carry a Knife – Save a Life Award

    06/11/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Doug Ritter
    Atlanta, GA --(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights is pleased to announce that Jason Hobbs is the recipient of its inaugural Carry a Knife – Save a Life Award which was presented at the Knife Rights Sharper Future Awards Breakfast on June 9th during BLADE Show in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Hobbs, of Leander, Texas, is being honored for the use of his Spyderco Caly 3.5 one-hand opening, lock blade pocket knife to save the life of his 6-year-old son Rivers who was attacked by a mountain lion on February 5, 2012. The Carry a Knife – Save a Life Award is to be...
  • [race baiter] Latina City Councilor Fights Anti-Illegal Immigration Policies in California City

    06/11/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 11, 2012 | EFE
    Olga Diaz is using her position as the first Latina on the Escondido City Council to fight the anti-immigrant policies that have made the municipality north of San Diego famous. . . "The other councilors don't understand that they can't just offend undocumented people without also offending those who have documents, since the families have a mixed status," Diaz said. . . "Since it's the first time that the whites have been exceeded by another group, they feel threatened and the elected officials have devoted themselves to promoting fear. The inability to reason with the councilors was one of...
  • Big US insurers to keep parts of health care law

    06/11/2012 5:25:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 6/11/2012 | TOM MURPHY
    Some of the nation's biggest health insurers will keep some popular parts of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul even if the law fails to survive Supreme Court scrutiny later this month. UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna all said Monday that they will continue to cover preventive care such as immunizations and screenings without requiring patients to pay a set fee called a co-payment. They also said they'd still cover adult children up to age 26 through their parents' insurance plans. Additionally, they all pledged to continue to offer a simple process for patients who want to appeal when their...
  • Florida to sue DHS in voter registration battle

    06/11/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 10 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 06/11/2012 | J. Easley
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said he will sue the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to move forward with his controversial attempt to purge the voter-rolls in his state of ineligible voters. “I have a job to do to defend the right of legitimate voters,” Scott told Fox News on Monday. “We’ve been asking for the Department of Homeland Security’s database, SAVE, for months, and they haven’t given it to us. So this afternoon, we will be filing a lawsuit, the secretary of State of Florida, against the Department of Homeland Security to give us that database. We want to...
  • Taylor teacher quits but still faces state inquiry [over gay threesome youtube video]

    06/11/2012 2:08:35 PM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | June 9, 2012 | Linda Trimble
    A Taylor Middle-High School teacher has resigned after a parent complained the title of a video about gay sex was shown to students through a classroom projector as the teacher scrolled through files on his school-issued laptop computer, but he still faces a state investigation. Jose Rosario-Gonzalez, 53, submitted his resignation two weeks ago effective next Tuesday, citing "family/personal reasons." A school district report released this week shows Rosario-Gonzalez, a Volusia history teacher for 12 years, quit after being told he would be recommended for dismissal based on an investigation into a complaint about the classroom display of the...
  • Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz now challenges Angela Corey to debate

    06/11/2012 1:14:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | June 11, 2012 | Charles Broward
    Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz continued his assault on State Attorney Angela Corey today, challenging her to a debate this morning on a Jacksonville news radio show. The challenge comes less than a week after Dershowitz’s article was published on Newsmax.com, ripping Corey for threatening to sue the university over his criticism of her actions in charging George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting. The quarrel began with Dershowitz’s comments on Fox News’ Huckabee, in which he said Corey told “half-truths” to the court when she submitted an affidavit saying that there was a struggle in the shooting...
  • Glenn Beck Just Signed A New Contract For $100 Million

    06/11/2012 12:35:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2012 | Jim Edwards
    Glenn Beck once said that leaving Fox News Channel, as he did in 2011, would earn him $40 million by allowing him to concentrate on his own web-based subscriber operation, GBTV. Now The New York Times reports he has signed a $100 million contract for his radio shows to appear on Clear Channel Communications stations across the country. The move puts the pressure on Rush Limbaugh, whose advertisers abandoned him earlier this year after he called a college student a "slut" because she supported contraception coverage in healthcare plans. The Times said: Now carried by more than 400 stations, the...
  • Supreme Court turns down new Guantanamo appeals

    06/11/2012 11:13:30 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2012 | unattributed
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a new look at the rights of foreign prisoners held for the past decade at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba. Four years after pronouncing that detainees who face no charges have a right to challenge their ongoing confinement, the justices rejected appeals arguing that the federal appeals court in Washington has largely ignored the high court's command. The appeals court has not ordered the release of any detainee and has reversed several lower court release orders. In addition, some appellate judges have been unusually critical of the Supreme Court's...
  • Jeb Bush is wrong: Ronald Reagan could have won the 2012 Republican nomination easily

    06/11/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies
    The Great Britain (UK) Telegraph ^ | June 11th, 2012 | By Tim Stanley
    Jeb Bush says that if Ronald Reagan was alive today he would struggle to win the Republican presidential nomination. I should think so – the great man would be 101 (that gag is copyrighted to Jonah Goldberg). What Bush meant was that Reagan’s history of compromise with Democrats would make him unacceptable to the GOP base. He told Bloomberg reporters that Reagan and Bush's father, President George HW Bush, "got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support. [Reagan] would be criticized for doing the things that he did.” The remark is electoral gold for Obama as...
  • This Might Be Why Clarence Thomas Hasn't Asked A Question In Six Years (No fan of Oral Arguments)

    06/11/2012 8:26:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2012 | Erin Fuchs
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a reputation for being totally mute during oral arguments – at least during the past six years. There may be a reason for that. The Supreme Court's most silent justice spoke at an event in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, revealing that he would do away with oral arguments if he could, the Charlotte Observer reports. Thomas spoke at the unveiling of a portrait of David Sentelle, who's a chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and an ex-Charlotte resident. “In Judge Sentelle I discerned a fellow displaced Southerner,”...
  • BARBER: Christians should vote for Romney

    06/11/2012 7:24:16 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 64 replies
    It’s no secret that I have been and remain a vocal critic of Mitt Romney. To say that his conservative bona fides are suspect is an understatement. I have tremendous respect for a number of fellow evangelical Christians who say that they will not support his presidential candidacy. I expect I will anger some of them, and may even lose a few friends. Still, in November, I am voting for Mr. Romney and suggest that any Christian - Republican, Democrat or independent - should do the same. Jesus admonished: “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of...
  • LIBERALISM IS TERMINALLY ILL

    06/11/2012 7:21:14 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Matt Barber
    It’s been a pitiful sight – a sad week for progressives and “Big Union” Democrat-shilling thugs. In the wake of Tuesday night’s devastating recall smackdown in Wisconsin, tens of thousands of “Occupy” hippies across the nation have simply been too depressed to get stoned and not look for work. On Wednesday the White House released President Obama’s detailed itinerary through October: 1. Worry 2. Lie 3. Obfuscate 4. Golf 5. Fundraise 6. Worry Indeed, the president has much to worry about. No honest politico can deny that liberals’ Wisconsin debacle likely represents a shadow of things to come – a...
  • Univ. of Sioux Falls president sues airline(SD)

    06/11/2012 6:21:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 10 June, 2012 | AP
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The president of the University of Sioux Falls is suing Delta Airlines over an incident last fall that ended with him spending a night in a New York jail.
  • Doing Fine?

    06/11/2012 4:38:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | Friday, June 8th | Reince Priebus
    Obama can’t fix a problem he can’t see. No, you heard him right. At a press conference this morning, the President of the United States actually said, “The private sector is doing fine.” Mr. President, are you paying attention? Take off the rose-colored glasses. (Although, thanks to your fashion industry fundraising friends, I’m sure they’re very stylish rose-colored glasses.) The private sector is small businesses. It’s middle class families that run them. It’s entrepreneurs and start ups and job creators. And it’s not “doing fine.” Incomes are dropping, prices are rising, and the future is becoming more uncertain. Twenty-three million...
  • Van Jones Issues Dire Warning: The Tea Party Will Use Power to ‘Decimate Us’

    06/10/2012 11:19:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 85 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | June 9, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    As The Blaze previously reported, liberals assembled this weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, for Netroots Nation, an annual conference aimed at promoting the progressive cause. Closing out the event was Van Jones, the former White House official who has distinguished himself as being especially hostile toward the American right. In his address, the one-time green jobs adviser warned the audience about the Tea Party and encouraged them to fight diligently to ensure their policies are enacted.
  • An Invocation at the GOP Convention

    06/10/2012 6:52:48 PM PDT · by dvan
    St. Thomas More Church ^ | NA | Fr. Andrew
    Fr. Andrew was invited to lead the opening prayer at the 2012 Colorado Republican State Assembly and Convention in the Magness Arena at the University of Denver. The moral challenges facing our country are not caused by political affiliation, but rather by attacks on religious freedom. He invites all people of conscience to uphold religious freedom.  "The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with 'communism' or 'socialism'." - Catechism of the Catholic Church 2425
  • Rick Santorum: I am concerned about Ron Paul

    06/10/2012 6:16:32 PM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 40 replies
    THE CAPITOL COLUMN ^ | Sunday, June 10, 2012 | The Capitol Column
    In his more high profile appearance since leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum said Sunday that he is prepared to battle Texas Congressman Ron Paul for the loudest voice at this year’s Republican presidential convention. “I like the platform that we have right now. I’m concerned that Ron Paul and some of his supporters out there are looking for a platform fight. And I want to make sure that we have strong, principled conservatives there who stood with me in our primary fight to go there and counterbalance the effect of the...
  • Trayvon Martin Case Prompts Civil Rights Commission Investigation On Stand Your Ground Laws

    06/10/2012 2:51:21 PM PDT · by fwdude · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 10, 2012 | Frances Martel
    The United States Commission on Civil Rights is launching an investigation into the various state Stand Your Ground laws, as a responses to the controversy surrounding the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. According to the Commission, the review will look at specific case studies like Floria and amass national statistics on who is affected and how effective the law is of suppressing crime.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: A Tea Party Cause

    06/10/2012 1:18:16 PM PDT · by No One Special
    Bayshore (NJ) Tea Party Group Blog ^ | June 9, 2012 | Bayshore (NJ) Tea Party Group Blog
    An Owl-Eye OpinionIs There A Way To Solve the Public Pension Problem? The Problem States and municipalities across the USA face spiraling and potentially crushing costs, and one of the drivers is public pensons, which are almost always defined benefit plans. Such plans are invitations to abuse and irresponsibility. Here's why: The monies are promised in the present, but the promises must be kept in the future. Most people lack the math skills (or math awareness) to do the computations. Few people have the actual numbers available. And everything depends on "external" factors.Politicians have every incentive to promise what someone...
  • Liberty values

    06/10/2012 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10 June 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the need for many, perhaps most, Americans to rediscover what the foundations of our system of liberty are all about. A goodly portion of our country has forgotten what the values are, specifically, that made this nation a bastion of freedom in a world of tyranny, allowing her to serve as that "city upon a hill" to whom so many would look for inspiration in their own struggles for liberty. I hate to say it, but even many conservatives have lost sight of the principles and worldview that formed the foundations of...
  • What's with Wisconsin?

    06/10/2012 7:08:48 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10 june 2012 | Clarence Page
    Let's give Wisconsin voters some credit. While others try to find easy right-versus-left explanations for Gov. Scott Walker's decisive victory last week, Badger State voters appeared to be more worried about their state's purse. Their fiscal anxiety reflects a national trend. During the 1990s economic boom, state and local governments awarded generous health and pension benefits to union workers. Now the pensions and benefits are being paid from shrinking revenues in a sluggish economy. The result is a fiscal crisis in cities and states with deepening deficits and threats to public services, ranging from police and firefighters to parks and...
  • Rediscovering what liberty is all about

    06/10/2012 6:04:43 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | 24 May 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    This election season has so far been one of the most depressing on record, at least from the perspective of liberty lovers. The political conditions themselves were so positive — an incumbent socialist President whose popularity continues to tank and whose every effort at turning things around seems to blow up in his face; an angry and fired-up electorate that is genuinely tired of being given the run around on taxes, spending, and debt; establishmentarian politicians like Dick Lugar are feeling the heat and being overturned by activist, Tea Party insurgents. Yet, the Republican Party and the conservative movement in...