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  • No laws broken after gun spotted on ISU-Meridian campus(ID)

    10/12/2012 10:15:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Staff
    MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) - Idaho State University-Meridian as well as Renaissance High School were in lockdown mode Wednesday after there were reports of an armed subject on campus. Police tell KBOI-TV that a husband and wife went to the school campus. The woman apparently went inside the school, but the man stayed behind in the vehicle, but was parked improperly. A parking lot attendant later went to the vehicle to ask the driver to move, but saw the man put a gun on the passenger seat. (Photos from the Scene >>>) The attendant went back to the school and told...
  • USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate

    10/12/2012 10:11:44 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 13 replies ^ | 12/12/2012 | USCCB
    USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate October 12, 2012 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12. Full text follows: Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees: "With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No...
  • Is Paul Ryan fit to be president -- the unspoken question at the vice presidential debate

    10/12/2012 9:45:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    It was all psychology Thursday night at the vice presidential debate. The unspoken issue—about which nary a word was spoken—was really, in my opinion, all that mattered. Sigmund Freud himself would have enjoyed watching. Coming on the heels of a presidential debate in which challenger Mitt Romney outdistanced President Obama, leaving him to chase Romney in the polls, the bulk of the American electorate really only had one question left: If Mitt Romney were, tragically, to die in office, would Paul Ryan be able to take over and be a credible president of the United States? That unconscious question—which I...
  • Shooting Down the 2nd Amendment, One Lawsuit at a Time

    10/12/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 11 October, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    It was one of those little stories that most people miss, even more so when it is released during a heated presidential election. But it is one that is critically important because it represents an unprecedented power grab by the one profession that has arguably done more damage to America than any other. If Americans don't demand an end to this nonsense, we have no one to blame but ourselves. The details of the story are both simple and infuriating: a New York appeals court in has ruled that a former high school athlete shot in 2003 can sue --...
  • Americans Agree, Gun Control Is A Loser

    10/12/2012 8:52:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 11 October, 2012 | Philip L. Watson
    Every year Gallup surveys the American public for their opinion on things like gun issues. In 2011 Americans voiced an all-time high approval rating in support of the Second Amendment. The amount of Americans that favor a ban on handguns sits at a paltry 26 percent. A majority of Americans are also against banning so called ‘assault weapons,’ a bogeyman frequently trotted out by anti-gunners attempting frighten Main Street America. The strong majority (60 percent) do not support new gun laws; however, they do support active enforcement of the laws we already have on the books. The amount of women...
  • Cutter: Romney, Ryan 'entire reason' Libya attack is political issue

    10/12/2012 8:44:28 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    The hill ^ | October 11, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Video Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter is coming under intense criticism from Republicans for saying the "entire reason" the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had become a political topic was "because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan."
  • Obama or Romney: The Books of November

    10/12/2012 8:11:49 AM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Sept. 13, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Book by book. Understanding what's really at stake in what many have called the most important election in the nation's history -- other than that clamoring dust-up that was 1860. Getting there one page at a time. ... Be that as it may, here's a list of books relevant to understanding the conservative side of this election. Talk Radio • The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred Lucas. So your burst of sanity from the media world comes from listening to Rush or Sean or Mark or...
  • Biden channels Goldwater on Afghanistan

    10/12/2012 8:11:18 AM PDT · by lward99 · 4 replies
    Times247 ^ | 10/5/12 | Douglas Ernst
    Everyone is talking about the laughs heard 'round the world. Vice President Biden smirked and scoffed so much that the issue consumed most of the post-debate cable news coverage. However, what wasn't mentioned was how Mr. Biden inadvertently made a strong case for Barry Goldwater's conservatism when it comes to the nature of the welfare state. Regarding the Obama administration's hard and fast deadline to remove all forces from Afghanistan, Mr. Biden said: "Unless you set a timeline, Baghdad in the case of Iraq and — and Kabul in the case of Afghanistan will not step up. They’re happy to...
  • Civil rights groups shift focus on SB 1070

    10/12/2012 7:53:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Civil rights groups are dropping their bid to stop police from enforcing the "papers please” provision of SB 1070, at least for the time being. Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said it makes little sense to spend time appealing last month’s order by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton letting the law take effect. That followed a Supreme Court ruling in June saying there was no basis for her original 2010 injunction declaring the provision was pre-empted by federal law. And Bolton specifically denied a request by the civil rights groups for a new preliminary...
  • What fifty years of liberalism has brought: Detroit is crumbling faster than Obama presidency

    10/12/2012 7:42:43 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Coash Is Right ^ | 10/10/2012 | Kevin Collins
    “Detroit is America’s most violent city” “Detroit’s homicide rate is the highest in the country” “Detroit’s Police Department is grossly understaffed” these are the opening lines of a warning from the Motor City’s Police Union advising people that for their own safety they should stay away from Detroit. The declaration goes on to say that DPD officers are required to work 12 hour shifts, TWELEVE HOUR SHIFTS! Imagine how exhausting it would be to work at ANY job for 12 straight hours, finish up and look forward to coming back ˝ a day later for 12 more hours! DPD cops...
  • America Won't Survive Another Four Years of Obama

    10/12/2012 7:17:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/12/2012 | Spengler
    Be afraid. Be very afraid. The America of 2012 is not the America of 2008. If Barack Obama wins this election, the America of 2016 will resemble the beaten and bankrupt countries of Western Europe more than it will the America we grew up in. This isn’t Chicken Little speaking. Take a hard look at the trends, and then drop everything else you had in mind for the next four weeks, and make sure everyone you know votes for Romney-Ryan. We have one last chance to save the republic. 1) Dependency on government handouts: As Dick Morris points out in...
  • National Journal Column: Paul Ryan Wins Debate as Joe Biden Fails to Embarrass Rival

    10/12/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/12/2012 | Michael Hirsh
    Vice President Joe Biden had one task in his debate with Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday night: to regain the offensive against the Republican ticket after his boss, Barack Obama, all but relinquished the stage to Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate last week. Biden failed in that goal, for the most part, though the sometimes gaffe-prone vice president certainly did not embarrass himself. What the 69-year-old vice president needed to do in this debate was to use his vastly greater experience in public office—four decades’ worth—to show up his 42-year-old rival’s inexperience, especially in foreign policy. But Biden...
  • Catholic Countdown to Election 2012, Day 25. Substance and Smirks

    10/12/2012 7:01:52 AM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/12/12 | Deal W Hudson and keith A Fournier
    Thursday evening's debate between the vice presidential candidates was historic... Never before have both vice presidential candidates professed membership in the Catholic Church and claimed with pride the name Catholic as an accurate description of their Christian faith. Yes, both Ryan and Biden profess the Catholic faith. However, there is a certain irony in the timing of their debate. On the day when Pope Benedict XVI commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council - and presided over the opening of the Year of Faith - the two Catholic participants in this political debate show the stark contrast right...
  • Ryan to Biden: If You’re Protecting Catholics, Why Are They Suing You?

    10/12/2012 6:27:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Paul Ryan had perhaps the question of the night when he challenged pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden on the issue of the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs.During the debate, Ryan brought up the controversial mandate that pro-life groups oppose.“What troubles me more is how this administration has handled all of these issues. Look at what they’re doing through Obamacare with respect to assaulting the religious liberties of this country. They’re infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion, by infringing on Catholic charities, Catholic churches, Catholic hospitals,” he explained. “Our church should not have...
  • The EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize: 40 years on, satire really is now obsolete

    10/12/2012 5:52:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 12, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    Like most people, I reacted to the news that the EU had won the Nobel Peace Prize with a shout of delighted mirth. In picking this moment – just as the euro brings national antagonisms to a new high – the committee members have revealed a sublime comic genius. It is 40 years since, hearing that the award had gone to Henry Kissinger, Tom Lehrer declared 'satire is now obsolete'. But even Lehrer at his most fanciful couldn't have imagined the committee passing over Irena Sendler, who had repeatedly risked her life to save children from the Warsaw Ghetto, in...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Doug Giles

    10/12/2012 5:48:30 AM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 10-08-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we have an interview with Doug Giles, author of the new book, "Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate." We invite you to watch and comment.
  • Now This Was an MSNBC Debate

    10/12/2012 5:40:53 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/11/2012 | Dan McLaughlin
    Chris Matthews, in his epic post-debate meltdown after the Romney-Obama debate, had the most telling line: “this was not an MSNBC debate.” Matthews and other liberals were particularly upset that Mitt Romney had managed to actually speak uninterrupted, occasionally running over his time and requesting opportunities to respond to things Obama said (although the final tally showed Obama spoke for 4 more minutes than Romney, owing largely to his “umms.”). Tonight was a different animal. Joe Biden came in with one game plan: don’t let voters hear a word Paul Ryan said. The post-debate count circulated by the RNC showed...
  • Report Card on Federalism: Good News for the Laboratory of States, Bad News for Minnesota

    10/12/2012 5:37:22 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Center of the American Experiment ^ | 10-11-12 | Kim Crockett
    While the national conversation is focused on the presidential race and the nation’s poor economic health, the states continue to serve as a robust laboratory for ideas and policies. Despite the stunning growth of the federal government and the consequent take-over of many aspects of state government, business, health care and our private, daily lives, the states continue to prove that leadership and innovation can deliver game-changing reforms. There is plenty of encouraging news from around the nation with bragging rights going to places like South Dakota, Texas, Kansas, Florida—even Pennsylvania and Michigan where governors and legislatures are working together...
  • Ryan Drew Blood Early, Then Cruised to Victory Over Unsteady, Flustered Biden

    10/12/2012 5:30:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/12/2012 | John Tamny
    bout halfway through last night’s debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, the VP’s answers – and his unsteady countenance – revealed someone who felt he’d lost. Biden’s pre-debate spin was that he would enter in attack mode, eager to make up for his boss’s universally panned performance the week before. The problem for Biden was that Ryan drew blood fairly early, thus making any attacks seem desperate. In that case, wobbly after a few blows from Ryan that he couldn’t effectively answer, Biden’s tone took on a yelling quality; the yelling an attack substitute for substantive...
  • Poll: How Would You Rate Mr. Biden's Performance Compared To President Obama's?

    10/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/12/2012
    How Would You Rate Mr. Biden's Performance Compared To President Obama's? Poll Here