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  • Rahm has deep financial ties to new Chicago Sun-Times owners

    12/22/2011 4:32:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Business.com ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | Greg Hinz
    Rahm has deep financial ties to new Sun-Times owners December 22, 2011 It's nice to have friends in the media. Mayor Rahm Emanuel sure will have a ton of buddies in one key local media outlet, because virtually every one of the Sun-Times' new owners has been a major contributor, business partner or civic ally of his. For instance, at least eight of the 12 board members of the new company, Wrapports LLC, have donated to Mr. Emanuel's campaign fund in the past year, collectively plunking down $241,000 that I found in a quick survey of Board of Elections disclosures....
  • Le Gun Lobby C’Est Moi

    12/22/2011 3:34:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 21 December, 2011 | Bruce W. Krafft
    Jeff Knox wrote an interesting piece the other day titled Attention Lamestream Media: I am the ‘gun lobby’. It was positively cheerworthy. I, too, get irritated with the way the nefarious “Gun Lobby” is portrayed in the media. I personally know several of the people in the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance (GOCRA) who were instrumental in getting the Minnesota Citizens’ Personal Protection Act (our “shall-issue” law) passed, and I met some of the opposition, including Heather Martens, the Executive Director of Citizens for a Safer Minnesota (CSM)… There were a couple of big differences between the GOCRA folks and...
  • Obama Administration Endangered Lives to Justify Gun Control

    12/20/2011 1:51:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/20/2011 | Chris W. Cox
    In all of my years fighting on behalf of the National Rifle Association to defend the Second Amendment, I never thought I would see a White House so vehemently opposed to gun ownership that it would be willing to arm violent criminals and endanger American lives in pursuit of a gun control agenda. Readers will recall that a little over two months ago, in this same space, I wrote: "I would like to believe that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder – no matter how much they oppose our Second Amendment rights – would never break the law...
  • Report: Iran says it can control the drone

    12/13/2011 5:18:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/13/11
    Report: Iran says it can control the droneBy the CNN Wire Staff updated 5:29 AM EST, Tue December 13, 2011 (CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday his country can "control" the U.S. drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down, Venezuelan state TV reported. "There are people here who can control this spy plane, surely we can analyze this plane too," Ahmadinejad told VTV. "The systems of Iran are as advanced as this system." President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has asked Iran to return the drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought...
  • Obama establishes an Office of Manufacturing Policy

    12/12/2011 12:39:54 PM PST · by bjorn14 · 37 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12 December 2011 | John Schmid
    At a time when economists say U.S. manufacturing policy is in "disarray," the Obama administration on Monday said it has created a new Office of Manufacturing Policy to be co-chaired by the Commerce Department Secretary and the director of the White House National Economic Council. "At this make or break time for the middle class and our economy, we need a strong manufacturing sector that will put Americans back to work making products stamped with three proud words: Made in America," President Barack Obama said in a statement. Wisconsin leads the nation with the highest share of its workforce employed...
  • New e-mails: ATF officials discussed using Fast & Furious to … push gun control

    12/07/2011 2:11:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/7/11 | Allahpundit
    The logical extension of Rahm’s famous remark about never letting a serious crisis go to waste. If a grave problem is an opportunity to push your agenda, imagine how much farther you can push it by making the problem graver. Another F&F bombshell from CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson: ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3″. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple...
  • China drift toward more state control "troubling": U.S.

    12/02/2011 6:56:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/30/11 | Doug Palmer
    China drift toward more state control "troubling": U.S.By Doug Palmer | Reuters – Wed, Nov 30, 2011 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday criticized China for backing away from free market reforms and moving toward more state control of its economy as Beijing approaches the tenth anniversary of its entry into the World Trade Organization. "China seems to be embracing state capitalism more strongly each year, rather than continuing to move toward the economic reform goals that originally drove its pursuit of WTO membership," U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Michael Punke said in remarks delivered in Geneva and...
  • Holder to call for tighter gun control in Fast & Furious testimony tomorrow

    11/07/2011 7:14:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/7/11 | Allahpundit
    Why not? We pay for having a terrible federal government every day. Why should this be any different just because it involves lost rights instead of lost money? Seriously, though, having Obama’s AG mumble about more gun regulation in front of a mic will accomplish two things. One: It’s bound to worry all sorts of swing-state gun owners in Pennsylvania and Ohio once word of his testimony gets around, which is all to the good for election day next year. Two: The more gun owners perk up about Holder’s testimony, the more public interest there’s bound to be in Fast...
  • Obama Making Plans to Nationalize Housing?

    For over a year I have been warning that the Obama Administration plans to use Fannie Mae to nationalize a significant portion of America’s real estate market. Today the President announced plans to utilize executive orders to side-step Congress, usurp the Constitution, and allow the government owned mortgage giant Fannie Mae, to start gobbling up mortgages. The President’s plan will implement sweeping new rules that will allow the nationalized mortgage behemoth to refinance mortgages. Once Fannie Mae owns the mortgage, there’s nothing to stop the Obama Administration from using the Making Home Affordable Plan to allow people to exit their...
  • Obama Plan: Teacher Jobs One Year Only (after that, no federal funding for the added jobs)

    10/08/2011 1:46:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | 10/03/11 | Don Carrington
    Obama Plan: Teacher Jobs One Year OnlyAfter a year, there’s no federal funding for the added jobs By Don Carrington Oct. 3rd, 2011 RALEIGH — President Barack Obama stood before thousands of screaming supporters at North Carolina State University Sept. 14, urging Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, his $450 billion plan to create jobs and stimulate the economy. “Pass this jobs bill, and there will be funding to save the jobs of up to 13,000 North Carolina teachers, cops, and firefighters,” he said. But he didn’t say that his bill would fund the jobs only for one year....
  • Obama Tells Democrats Birth Control is “Preventative Care”

    10/06/2011 3:39:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/6/11 | Tony Perkins
    At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser last night, President Obama expressed his ardent satisfaction that his new health law regulations will force faith-based health care providers to provide contraceptive services without any co-payment from those receiving them. When one particularly pleased member of the audience cried out, “birth control” as a “pre-existing condition,” the President said, “You’re stealing my line.” To yet another call-out, Mr. Obama said, “Darn tootin’.” Contraception as “preventive care?” According to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “preventive care” refers to “those situations in which consumers may consider themselves healthy or physically at risk...
  • Occupy Wall Street” Protester Spews Vile Anti-Semitism: “The Jews Control Wall Street, F--- The Jews

    10/05/2011 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/5/11 | redodostonage
    Challenge for the left: Find us one instance at a tea party that comes even close to this venom, and please, no far-left LaRouche supporters holding Hitler signs, they are not conservatives.
  • Bill would require fitted sheets at hotels to protect housekeepers

    09/23/2011 11:26:39 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 14, 2011 | Patrick McGreevy,
    Business owners and others who have long complained that companies are overburdened by state regulations say a proposal now moving through the Legislature shows that lawmakers have lost all touch with reality: It would require that hotels use fitted sheets
  • COLUMN: Can the LDS religion be considered a cult?

    09/22/2011 5:49:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 355 replies
    Utah State Statesman ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Liz Emery
    In 1820, during the second Great Awakening of religious revival, a young man named Joseph Smith claimed to see God in a grove in New York. This claim started one of the most controversial religions in recorded human history, including, at various times, polygamy and racism; and many assert today that sexism is still inherent in the religion. In this article, the LDS, or Mormon, belief system will be called a church or religion for clarity's sake. Whether these things are right, wrong or even true is a topic of endless debate. Today, however, I want to address a very...
  • Be Nice to Your Children…

    09/02/2011 10:32:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2011 | Rich Tucker
    Older people almost always seem to think they had it tougher than “kids today” do. So some older folks are striking back against the privileges enjoyed by today’s young people. And this doesn’t bode well for the future of society. Consider a recent story out of Pennsylvania. “The owner of a small restaurant outside Pittsburgh is banning children under the age of six, saying they regularly disrupted other customers’ meals,” the Wall Street Journal reported recently. “I’ve decided someone in our society had to dig their heels in on this issue,” the owner (a former teacher, luckily not of grammar)...
  • The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton (International Gungrabbers!)

    08/25/2011 12:38:08 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Bell ^ | 08.2.11 | Adrian Krieg
    The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton The greatest gun grab in world history is in the midst of debate in the UN and is being pushed by Obama, Holder, Clinton, and all of Obama's Czars. Citizens of the United States, in fact citizens around the world, deserve to know what this treaty, if ratified by the Senate, would mean to Americans. Here is a brief synopsis: • If ratified by the Senate the treaty would void the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. • The Treaty would violate the Tenth Amendment transferring and federalizing gun ownership,...
  • The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton (International Gungrabbers!)

    08/25/2011 12:37:50 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 1 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 08.2.11 | Adrian Krieg
    The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton The greatest gun grab in world history is in the midst of debate in the UN and is being pushed by Obama, Holder, Clinton, and all of Obama's Czars. Citizens of the United States, in fact citizens around the world, deserve to know what this treaty, if ratified by the Senate, would mean to Americans. Here is a brief synopsis: • If ratified by the Senate the treaty would void the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. • The Treaty would violate the Tenth Amendment transferring and federalizing gun ownership,...
  • Shepard V. Madigan: Illinois Files Response to Lawsuit

    08/17/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT · by AnoniMooseCelt · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Jul 29, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Along with a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges that the state's restriction on law-abiding citizens to carry a weapon outside of their homes violates the Second Amendment, Illinois Attorney General Lisa M. Madigan filed a response to the plaintiffs' request for a permanent or preliminary injunction. According to court documents filed on July 22, Madigan is asking the court to deny a summary ruling.
  • The Silence that Shatters America

    08/15/2011 8:19:53 PM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | August 15, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    Why do we take it as gospel that Barack Hussein Obama gets to fundamentally transform America just because he makes the bold claim that’s what he’s going to do? Why do decent, rational, American-loving people let Obama get away with saying he will “fundamentally transform America”?The first time he arrogantly uttered these words, the response should have been: “It should go without saying that no one, not even a president or a king will ever be allowed to fundamentally transform America.”...In order to stop D.C.’s Marxist Commander in Chief in his tracks, he must be forced back to reality and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Norway Massacre Justifies Disarmament?

    08/09/2011 4:36:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    gunsmagazine.com ^ | 8 August, 2011 | David Codrea
    A maniac disguised as a policeman went on a bombing and shooting spree in Norway, unopposed by responding law enforcement for a full 90 minutes. At this writing, eight people were killed by a car bomb explosion in Oslo, and less than two hours later, 69 people were shot and killed at a youth camp on Utoya Island. Per Radar Online, it was “the deadliest attack by a single gunman in history.” As expected, the anti-gunners went into full blood-dance mode. The Brady Campaign used the situation to accuse US-recognized firearms freedoms of being responsible for more carnage—citing several examples...