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  • President Obama and Vice President Biden’s 2011 Tax Returns

    04/13/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jay Carney
    Today, the President released his 2011 federal income and gift tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $789,674. About half of the first family’s income is the President’s salary; the other half is from sales proceeds of the President’s books. The Obamas paid $162,074 in total tax. The President and First Lady also reported donating $172,130 – or about 22% of their adjusted gross income – to 39 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was a $117,130 contribution to the Fisher House Foundation. The President is...
  • Do-It-Yourself Proof of the Obama Birth Certificate Fraud

    04/12/2012 3:42:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2012 | Giuseppe Gori
    I think the work of Nick Chase, simplifying "for the masses" the analysis of the forged copy of the Obama long-form birth certificate circulated a year ago by the White House, is absolutely brilliant.  I suggest that you read his articles in the American Thinker.In his first article, "Oblivious to the Obvious," Nick explains pitch in typewriters.In his second article, "How I Learned to Love Savannah Guthrie," Nick explains how he obtained an original picture and how he used "cut and paste" to move things around.I do not mind "getting my hands dirty," and so I decided to try...
  • MILLER: Fore more years

    04/12/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT · by An American! · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2012 | Emily Miller
    On Saturday, President Obama enjoyed his 94th round of golf since coming to the White House. If golf were his full-time job, that would be the equivalent of nearly three months spent on the greens. While he hit the links, Americans have suffered from high unemployment and a lingering economic malaise with little hope for a prosperous future.
  • Emulating Breitbart

    04/09/2012 6:00:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2012 | J. R. Dunn
    Make no mistake - the leftist assault on Andrew Breitbart's reputation since his untimely death has but one explanation: he was effective. Yglesis and Taibbi... but we don't need to name them further. To my personal knowledge not a single representative of the left made any effort to rise above the vindictiveness of the herd, to find some sense of nobility in the struggle they claim to wage, and express it in the form of respect, as one warrior to another. There are no Alexanders on the left, no Saladins, no Robert E. Lees. They are a bandit movement, vulgar...
  • Marion Barry stands by remark that Asian businesses ‘ought to go’ from Ward 8

    04/05/2012 11:34:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/05/2012 | Mike DeBonis
    Marion Barry is mostly refusing to back down from remarks Tuesday that Asian business owners in his ward “ought to go.” Barry made the comments Tuesday night, at a party celebrating his landslide victory in the Democratic primary race for the D.C. Council seat he’s held since 2005. WRC-TVcameras caught the remarks: “We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses, those dirty shops. They ought to go, I’ll just say that right now, you know. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”Since then, outrage has mounted. One Facebook page...
  • Only 15% Think Supreme Court Limits Government Too Much

    04/06/2012 10:35:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 06, 2012
    Obama cautioned the U.S. Supreme Court this past week about overturning his national health care law, just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters think the high court puts too many limitations on what the federal government can do. In fact, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that twice as many--30%-- believe the Supreme Court does not limit the government enough.
  • D.C. Dem to Introduce Bill to Change Eating Habits in ‘Workplace and Community Settings’

    04/06/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | April 5, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The representative for a district with higher-than-average rates of obesity-related conditions will return from recess a week from Monday to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will say on the House floor, according to prepared remarks, that her bill is intended to tackle a health problem “that cannot be remedied through the health care system alone.” The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million “for a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar.” That...
  • Marion Barry and the Left's Hatred of Asian Entrepreneurs

    04/06/2012 1:33:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Marion Barry's mouth set him up. The disgraced former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was caught on tape in a 1987 crack cocaine sting, made an even bigger disgrace of himself and his city on Tuesday. Celebrating a Democratic primary victory, the city councilman attacked small businesses owned by "Asians" in his district. Then the race-baiting clown doubled down. Barry told supporters in D.C.'s Ward 8: "We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go." Once pushed out, Barry promised, he would replace the foreign invaders with "African-American...
  • "Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty" Live Webcast Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Noon EST

    04/05/2012 8:48:05 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/05/2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Hillsdale College First Principles on First Fridays lecture: “Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty” Funding for this month’s First Principles on First Fridays program has been provided by the Philip M. McKenna Foundation.Paul A. RaheCharles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage, Hillsdale CollegeDownload the Flier.Tuesday, April 10, 201212:00 - 1:00 p.m.Please note that this month’s program will take place on a Tuesday in deference to Good Friday.Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and is Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University...
  • (Marion)Barry: 'We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in'

    04/05/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-6-12 | Local
    Ward 8 D.C. Councilman Marion Barry is on the hot seat again. Celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, Barry spoke up about the prominence of businesses owned by Asians in the District. “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks first reported by WRC-TV. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.” Barry, who won't be opposed in November's general election as he seeks his third consecutive...
  • Barry: 'We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in'

    04/05/2012 8:41:53 AM PDT · by StevieRay20 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/05/2012 | Alan Blinder
    Celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, Barry spoke up about the prominence of businesses owned by Asians in the District. “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks first reported by WRC-TV. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.” Barry, who won't be opposed in November's general election as he seeks his third consecutive term on the D.C. Council, was unavailable for comment Thursday morning.
  • Chuck Colson in critical condition after brain hemorrhage (Update @ #87)

    04/04/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/4/12 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Evangelical leader and frequent life and family spokesman Chuck Colson is in critical condition in hospital after undergoing surgery this weekend. He was hospitalized Friday after enduring a brain hemorrhage while speaking in Virginia at the Wilberforce Conference. Colson underwent surgery on Saturday morning to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain. Colson became ill while speaking at the Wilberforce Weekend conference on Friday night. “We believe that we serve a mighty God - the ‘Great Physician’ - and are hoping and praying for Chuck’s full recovery....
  • Anti-Abortion Grandpa Facing DC Clinic Lawsuit

    04/05/2012 12:52:30 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Jessica Gresko
    Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women not to get abortions. The 80-year-old grandfather has been coming to the clinic for eight years and said he's personally persuaded over 400 women to leave this clinic and others. Retta says his approach is friendly, gentle and loving. Government lawyers portray him differently, calling him "among the most vocal and aggressive anti-abortion protestors" outside the clinic. In court documents, they say he routinely follows patients entering the building and yells at them as the clinic door closes. Last year...
  • Did Obama pass the Bar?

    04/04/2012 9:26:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2012 | Don Surber
    Obama’s little temper tantrum over the Supreme Court voting down his unconstitutional takeover of the health insurance industry may have awakened a sleeping giant — the Judiciary. Good lawyers know better than to tick off judges. And your common graduate of Cleveland State University knows the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the law. Apparently a Harvard education was wasted on the president because on Monday, the president said it was “unprecedented” for a “group of unelected people” to tell him no. Instead of studying John Marshall, Charles Evans Hughes and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Barack Obama must have been...
  • Romney picks up two wins in Republican race (Maryland and Washington, D.C called for Mitt)

    04/03/2012 6:27:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/03/2012 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney won contests in Maryland and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to tighten his grip on the race for the Republican presidential nomination and looked to land a big blow on rival Rick Santorum with an expected victory in Wisconsin. It was a strong start for the front-runner on a big day in the Republican search for a candidate to send against Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. Television networks projected that the former Massachusetts Governor Romney was the easy winner over Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul in Maryland. NBC predicted Romney also won in the...
  • Live Thread: GOP Primary election results (WI, MD, DC)

    04/03/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 317 replies
    April 3, 2012
    Fox News & CNN are projecting Romney wins MD in their banners. Santorum wasn't on the DC ballot. Wisconsin polls close at 8pm CDT/9pm EDT.
  • Lessons from the Fall of RomneyCare

    04/01/2012 4:11:50 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 31 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | January/February 2008 | Michael Tanner
    When then-Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney signed into law the nation’s most far-reaching state health care reform proposal, it was widely expected to be a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. In fact Governor Romney bragged that he would "steal" the traditionally Democratic issue of health care. "Issues which have long been the province of the Democratic Party to claim as their own will increasingly move to the Republican side of the aisle," he told Bloomberg News Service shortly after signing the bill. He told other reporters that the biggest difference between his health care plan and Hillary Clinton’s was "mine got...
  • Not-So-Smooth Operator

    03/30/2012 7:32:19 AM PDT · by magellan · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2012 | Peggy Noonan
    Not-So-Smooth OperatorObama increasingly comes across as devious and dishonest.Something's happening to President Obama's relationship with those who are inclined not to like his policies. They are now inclined not to like him. His supporters would say, "Nothing new there," but actually I think there is. I'm referring to the broad, stable, nonradical, non-birther right. Among them the level of dislike for the president has ratcheted up sharply the past few months. It's not due to the election, and it's not because the Republican candidates are so compelling and making such brilliant cases against him. That, actually, isn't happening. What is...
  • Breitbart is Here: D.C. Chapter's 13th Annual Freep of White House Correspondents Dinner 4/28/12

    03/30/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies
    Friday, March 30, 2012 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com invites you to join us at our 13th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Association dinner this April 28.Our theme this year, in tribute to our late fellow FReeper, andrew, is Breitbart is Here.We are asking participants to wear Breitbart is Here t-shirts and/or carry Breitbart is Here posters for the demonstration.We will have a limited supply of t-shirts and posters based on the I Own the World design, but you can get your own at Anthem Studios. Proceeds go to a fund for Breitbart's family.This freep is the most fun one that we...
  • Obama Campus Fervor Losing to Apathy as Students Sour on 2012

    03/30/2012 5:30:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    Bloomberg | Mar 29, 2012 | Andrew Theen
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  • Activists protest group that promoted 'stand your ground' laws to states - Trayvon Martin

    03/29/2012 8:09:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | March 29, 2012 | Mark K. Matthews
    WASHINGTON — A conservative think tank became the latest target of outrage resulting from Trayvon Martin's shooting, as a few dozen protesters rallied Thursday outside the headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council to oppose its role in promoting "stand your ground" laws. The rally, a few blocks from the White House, looked to highlight efforts by ALEC to spread the law — which allows armed citizens to shoot when threatened — to statehouses nationwide after the Florida Legislature passed "stand your ground" legislation in 2005. ALEC, a business-funded conservative group that helps develop bills for state lawmakers, adopted the...
  • Who is the Route 29 Batman? This guy.

    03/28/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2012 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    Police pulled a man over on Route 29 in Silver Spring last week because of a problem with his plates. This would not ordinarily make international news, but the car was a black Lamborghini, the license plate was the Batman symbol, and the driver was Batman, dressed head-to-toe in full superhero regalia. HOLY MOVING VIOLATION! It didn’t take long before images of the Dark Knight’s encounter with law enforcement began turning up everywhere from the Washington Post to CNN to the London tabloids. Jokers emerged instantaneously too. “Let him do his job,” one commenter urged on the Post Web site....
  • McCain: Washington is the 'city of Satan'

    03/28/2012 10:58:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Josiah Ryan
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called Washington, D.C., the "city of Satan" from the Senate floor on Wednesday while describing the effects of the healthcare law currently under review across the street at the Supreme Court. "It's interesting that the very same organizations that all signed up… and were bludgeoned into supporting ObamaCare… are the same organizations that come to our offices and ask for relief from ObamaCare," said McCain. "It's a fascinating commentary on trying to do the Lord's work in the city of Satan," concluded the senior senator....
  • DEMOCRAT CONGRESSWOMAN: ARREST ZIMMERMAN ‘FOR HIS OWN SAFETY’

    03/28/2012 10:37:26 AM PDT · by massmike · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 03/28/2012 | BEN SHAPIRO
    At a Congressional forum on the Hill yesterday at which killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s parents were asked to testify, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) took center stage. She claimed first that Martin had been victimized by racial profiling and a “botched police investigation.” But she went even further: George Zimmerman, the shooter in the case, she said, should be arrested “immediately for his own safety.”
  • Indecision 2012 - Endless Suffrage 2012 - Santorum and Romney Against "Gotcha" Media (VIDEO)

    03/28/2012 8:57:30 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 1 replies
    Daily Show ^ | Tuesday March 27, 2012 | Daily Show
    Jon Stewart On Rick Santorum Cursing Out NYT Reporter: 'This Is How He Should Talk From Now On!' (VIDEO) watch...
  • Hands Off My Healthcare Rally (Tea Party Express/AFP Tue 3-27)

    03/24/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT · by Syncro · 22 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 3-23-2012 | Staff
    Hands Off My Healthcare Rally The battle against Obamacare and its obvious disregard of the U.S. Constitution has finally reached the U.S. Supreme Court. The Tea Party Express, along with constitutional conservatives across the nation have opposed this legislation from its inception, and whether it be by judicial rule or congressional repeal, we are determined to fight until it is no more. This is why it is so important for you to join us in support of the Hands Off My Health Care Rally at Upper Senate Park on March 27th at 1:00PM. We are teaming up with Americans...
  • Is there an enhanced degree of security on the DC metro? Does anyone know why?

    03/26/2012 6:04:29 PM PDT · by Stosh · 12 replies · 22+ views
    Does anyone know if the DC Metro system is experiencing a higher-than-normal degree of security? Family members of mine are visiting the Capitol, mostly traveling by Metro, and they've seen a noticeable number of both armed and (what appears to be) plainclothes security. They've mentioned their observations to a couple of locals, both of whom said the number of armed personnel seems unusual. We're not locals, so we don't have any standard to go by - does anyone in the area know if security has been stepped up, and why?
  • It's all party politics in Washington, D.C.

    03/25/2012 7:03:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/25/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan introduced a hard-core GOP budget last week. His committee passed the package in a 19-18 vote. Two Republicans voted against it. No Democrats voted for it. Partisanship lives. Last year, a Ryan budget passed the House in a 235-193 vote. No Democrats voted for the GOP plan. Only Republicans voted yes. Four GOP members voted no. Two Republicans and three Democrats didn't vote. When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought the House package to the floor, five Senate Republicans voted no, and the measure failed 57-40. The Ryan budget, however, fared better last year...
  • One problem: Rick Santorum never said he would ‘rather have Barack Obama as president’

    03/23/2012 8:07:36 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 160 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 23, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Rick Santorum is getting grief — even from some of his supporters — for saying we’d be better off sticking with Barack Obama. The only problem is…he didn’t say that. Here’s what Santorum actually said: “You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch...
  • Virginia middle school teacher had students do 'opposition research' on GOP candidates

    03/22/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 21 replies · 4+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Published March 22, 2012
    Virginia middle school teacher is under fire after making his students do "opposition research" on Republican presidential candidates, according to a report. Eighth-graders at Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County were assigned to research the backgrounds and positions of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul and find any “weaknesses,” according to The Daily Caller. The students were then required to draft a strategy paper, mapping out how to exploit those weaknesses and then research how to forward it to the Obama campaign.
  • Supreme Court Voids Part of Family Leave Act

    03/22/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Crooks and Liars ^ | March 22, 2012 | Nicole Belle
    State workers who are denied unpaid sick leave required by federal law cannot sue the states, the Supreme Court said in a victory for states' rights that some liberal advocates saw as a bad omen for President Obama's healthcare law. The 5-4 decision is a setback for millions of employees of state agencies and state colleges, and it voided in part a provision in the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Among other things the act said that employees had a right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to recover from an illness or childbirth. The...
  • Eisenhower Family Wants Ike Memorial Scrapped

    03/20/2012 11:58:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | March 20, 2012 | Brian William Greene
    Susan Eisenhower tells Congressional hearing that her grandfather wouldn't understand proposed memorial At a Capitol Hill hearing on the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Tuesday, Susan Eisenhower, the 34th president's granddaughter, recommended designers of the space go back to the drawing board. She argued that the current design—which features a depiction of Eisenhower as a boy flanked by stone blocks—has more in common with the socialist realist memorials of the Soviet Union and Moaist China than current U.S. monuments to great American presidents. "A re-design is the only way to make this process acceptable," Susan Eisenhower told lawmakers. "Ike...
  • Cameron 'tucked in bed' by Obama during US trip

    03/20/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    AFP - ^ | 20 March 2012
    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday revealed he was "tucked up in bed" by US President Barack Obama during the pair's recent trip on Air Force One. The two leaders were repeatedly seen back-slapping and sharing jokes during Cameron's recent US visit, but now it appears the friendship was sealed when the president offered Cameron the use of his personal quarters.
  • What’s Next for Gun Rights?

    03/13/2012 11:19:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | 13 mar2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    To gun-rights supporters, the Supreme Court’s District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago decisions may have felt like a dream come true — the Court recognized an individual right to keep and bear arms, and applied that right to state and local governments. Going forward, handgun bans are off the table in the U.S. But judging by a conference hosted by the Fordham Urban Law Journal last Friday, the two sides of the gun-control debate have simply regrouped, recalibrated their expectations, and lined up for battle once again. As definitive as Heller and McDonald may seem, they offer...
  • Yet Another Solyndra Weekend Doc Dump

    03/17/2012 1:47:55 PM PDT · by OddLane
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Doug Powers
    Friday has passed us by, which means another batch of Solyndra emails were released. Solyndra weekend email dumps have become the Saturday matinée serial cliffhangers of the 21st century, except a lot more expensive — but at least Flash Gordon’s rocket ship is now powered by algae and solar panels. This weekend’s Solyndra dump tells the story of an administration that was considering having Solyndra execs sit in the First Lady’s box for the January 2011 State of the Union address, until a White House staffer saw the writing on the wall:
  • EDITORIAL: D.C.’s made-up gun laws

    03/17/2012 1:53:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 16 March, 2012 | NA
    D.C. officials will do just about anything to keep law-abiding citizens from lawfully possessing a gun in the city. The Washington Times’ Emily Miller has found in the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series that the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been spreading false information about firearms ownership. As a result, residents and nonresidents who have done nothing wrong risk false arrest and gun confiscation. As of Friday, the MPD's Firearms Registration Office had not removed the incorrect information from its website. The registry office supplies a 22-page written guide to prospective gun owners and answers their questions over the phone....
  • D.C.’s crime solution: Be a victim

    03/16/2012 10:09:58 AM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/01/12 | Emily Miller
    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 thinks victimhood is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” Mr. Quander told residents. “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kane Co. takes road fight to federal appeals court ( Utah )

    05/06/2009 7:15:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 839+ views
    AP ^ | May 6, 2009
    A southern Utah county has taken its fight to manage roads in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to a federal appeals court, claiming that federal officials improperly closed routes to traffic. Lawyers for Kane County argued Wednesday before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver that the county managed the roads for years before the nearly 2-million-acre monument was designated in 1996.
  • Sheriff investigates road closure near Canyonlands ( RS 2477 Statute meets UN Agenda 21 )

    03/06/2012 4:07:27 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    San Juan Record ^ | Feb 29, 2012
    Utah - The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the unlawful closing of a county road on BLM public lands. At the February 27 meeting of the County Commission, Commissioner Bruce Adams said the county claims the road and directed the county road department to destroy the berm “that has been placed in the middle of our road” and do whatever is required to make the road passable. Adams also asked that the road department track all costs on the project, in the event a citation is issued, to determine the restitution that would need to...
  • 23 Somalis on Trial in Tennessee for Sex Slavery

    03/06/2012 12:23:12 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 05 March 2012 | Cort Kirkwood
    Twenty-three Somalis will go on trial this month in connection with operating a sex slavery ring that sold little girls into slavery in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nasvhille, Tennessee; and other cities. ... authorities busted the Somali gang while some of its members were leaving a parking lot with one of its victims in the car. “One victim, Jane Doe One,” the newspaper reported, “was first taken from Minneapolis to Nashville in December 2005 to sell for sex. She was 13 at the time.” ... Another victim, who had run away from home, suffered terribly at the hands of the men. “The...
  • Cato and the Kochs

    03/04/2012 8:32:09 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Cafe Hayek ^ | March 4, 2012 | Don Boudreaux
    Like many in the liberty movement, I’m disheartened by the current goings-on involving the Cato Institute, namely, the power struggle between, on one side, Cato’s co-founder and President Ed Crane, and on the other side Charles and David Koch. (Of course, there are many other people on each side of this dispute, but these are the main representatives of each side.) The immediate source of this dispute is the disposition of the shares in Cato that belonged to former Cato Chairman Bill Niskanen, who died late last year. The Kochs believe that they, the Kochs, are entitled to those shares;...
  • SlutWalk Marched Through D.C. (The Georgetowner, Aug 15,2011)

    03/04/2012 12:21:16 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    The Georgetowner ^ | 8-15-11 | Shannon McGovern
    SlutWalk marched through D.C. on Saturday as one of many recent marches organized by women to raise awareness and reduce the blame put by society on victims of sexual abuse. Women and men gathered at Lafayette Square and processed down 15th Street to the Washington Monument. Some marchers woreonly in a bra, several painted “Slut” across their chests, others carried signs declaring “My Dress is Not a Yes” and “Even Sluts Have a Right to Say ‘No’.”
  • Ben Stein: No There There - Obama's fake accent on a big night.

    03/02/2012 7:57:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.29.12 | Ben Stein
    Tuesday It's the night of the big primaries in Michigan and Arizona. The news networks are going nuts over Romney squeaking by in Michigan after he outspent Santorum five to one. I guess I am crazy (I know I am) but it seems to me as if the man who spent 20 cents to every Romney dollar and got within three percentage points of Romney is the star. However, that's not my point right now. I just finished watching C-SPAN. It was fascinating. A very smart GOP Freshman Senator from Wisconsin was grilling Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The Senator...
  • MILLER: D.C.’s crime solution: Be a victim

    03/02/2012 3:23:30 PM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/1/2012 | 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. Take Benjamin Portman, who lives on Capitol Hill, part of the 1st District, where violent crime has increased the most. A total of 110 incidents have been reported in 2012, a 69 percent jump, according to statistics obtained by The Washington Times. Two weeks ago, Mr. Portman’s male roommate and his girlfriend...
  • NY lawmakers’ pathetic punt (redistricting)

    03/02/2012 12:03:04 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 28+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2012 | MICHAEL BENJAMIN
    The Legislature is expected at last to vote on redistricting next week — although not on a plan for new congressional seats. Its foot-dragging is undoing all of the goodwill gained from its cooperation with Gov. Cuomo last year. The congressional plan, which was due last week, is about to wind up in the hands of a court-appointed special master. The state Senate and Assembly punted this core legislative responsibility to the judiciary. As a high-school football coach recently put it on HBO’s Real Sports, “Punting is a sign of offensive failure.” The Legislature’s failure is offensive: Lawmakers surrendered to...
  • MILLER: Victory for gun rights in D.C.

    03/01/2012 3:27:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The District has moved one step closer to showing due respect to the Second Amendment. Potential gun owners will now save hours of their time and hundreds of dollars as a council committee voted to eliminate hurdles meant to discourage the law-abiding from keeping arms in the nation’s capital. The newly-drafted legislation eliminates the five-hour training requirement for gun ownership. As documented in The Washington Times’ “Emily Gets Her Gun” series, this turned out to be the most time-consuming and expensive barrier. The classes, which cost an average of $200, could not even be legally taken within city limits, calling...
  • Georgetown co-ed: Please pay for us to have sex … We’re going broke buying birth control

    At a hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday, a single witness — Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke — told sympathetic policy-makers that the administration’s so-called contraception mandate should stand … because her peers are going broke buying birth control. “Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception),” Fluke reported. It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her...
  • Feinstein challenger: Drop Fast & Furious gun-control agenda

    02/25/2012 9:34:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    California Republican Elizabeth Emken, who is challenging 20-year incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her seat in November, told The Daily Caller that her opponent is “protecting Washington insiders” with regard to Operation Fast and Furious. “Rather than Feinstein trumpeting her own gun control agenda here, she should be working to the get the truth out to the American public,” Emken said in a phone interview. “And, I think [House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell] Issa is very meticulous in ensuring that this is a fact-based investigation. Where will it end? I think you and I both have a pretty...