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  • House Republicans try to block Obama's rifle rule

    05/08/2012 7:09:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 8, 2012 | Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON - House Republicans, accusing President Barack Obama of waging a war on gun owners, plan to cut off funding for an rule requiring firearms dealers in border states to report multiple sales of certain rifles. The matter has become a flash point on both sides of the national gun control divide, elevating the debate over the Second Amendment in an election year in which the president is struggling to win again in pro-gun swing states such as New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Virginia. Obama has vowed to veto the House's plan to prohibit the government from enforcing the border-state...
  • Media Matters, 'Stand Your Ground' and me

    05/08/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 1958 | John Lott
    Media Matters’ Founder David Brock showed no shame when he was caught illegally using guns for his own personal protection. Indeed, Media Matters’ continues to lash out at others who own guns or support letting individuals use guns for the own protection, even increasing their attacks. In April alone, Media Matters ran 32 articles attacking the NRA alone. Additional pieces have defended the Obama administration’s Fast & Furious program and dealt with other gun related topics. Media Matters also attacked me three times over the last two weeks: I had an op-ed in the New York Daily News and an...
  • House to vote on Trayvon amendment

    05/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT · by rarestia · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill. Emphasis added
  • Carville: Wake Up Democrats; You Could Lose (Barf Alert)

    05/09/2012 5:31:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/ ^ | May 9, 2012 | James Carville
    (CNN) -- A long time ago a great three-time governor of Louisiana, Earl Long, said about Jimmie Davis, the two-time not very good governor of Louisiana, "You couldn't wake up Jimmie Davis with an earthquake." As I go around the country and see various Democrats and talk to them on the phone, honestly I'm beginning to think that we have become the party of Jimmie Davis.
  • Maryland GOP gives voters the last word

    05/08/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | David Hill
    When Marylanders go to the polls in November, the most interesting races might not involve political candidates. The state’s voters will elect eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. senator, and will help choose a president, but an unprecedented slate of ballot initiatives is expected to set the state’s course on social issues, including same-sex marriage and illegal immigration, and potentially on gambling and congressional redistricting. This will be the first time in 20 years that a voter-petitioned referendum makes the state’s ballot, and as many as three could appear. All were initiated by Republicans who...
  • Meet Keith Judd, the Superhero Inmate Winning Delegates Against Barack Obama

    05/08/2012 9:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2012 | David Weigel
    With 60-odd percent of the vote counted in West Virginia's Democratic primary, a man named Keith Judd can make a unique claim. He has won a greater proportion of the vote -- almost 40 percent -- than any other primary candidate running against Barack Obama. Who's Keith Judd? He's prisoner #11593-051, currently serving out a sentence for making threats at the University of New Mexico. In 2008, he caused a minor stir for making the Idaho primary ballot, confounding state officials, who thought they had rules preventing that sort of thing. Unbowed, he ran again this year, delivering FEC reports...
  • 1 in 3 West Virginia Democratic primary voters choose felon over Obama

    05/08/2012 8:40:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/12 10:06 PM ET | Josh Lederman
    A felon incarcerated in Texas took one in three votes away from President Obama in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday. Keith Judd, who is serving time in a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, for extortion, took 37 percent of the vote, with 50 percent of precincts reporting. Obama captured the remaining 63 percent. By locking up more than 15 percent, Judd may be entitled to at least one delegate at the Democratic National Convention in September. …
  • Democrat representative breaks ranks, criticizes Eric Holder

    05/08/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | John Hayward
    Sometimes elections get results, even before they happen. Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller reports what could be a significant development in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly “gun walking” program. A House Democrat has broken ranks with his party - which is absurdly trying to claim that Attorney General Eric Holder has complied with House Oversight subpoenas, even though not a single category of requested documents has been fully provided, and Holder has failed to produce anything to satisfy 13 of the 22 categories. The ranking Democrat on House Oversight, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), comically...
  • Richard Lugar and the End of Moderate Republicanism

    05/08/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    Nation ^ | 5-8-12 | Ari Berman
    If Indiana Senator Dick Lugar loses his Republican primary race to Tea Party challenger Richard Mourdock tonight, as polls indicate is likely, his defeat will signal the end of moderate Republican internationalism in the US Senate and the GOP more broadly. Lugar, a two time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee best known for his work on arms control and nonproliferation treaties, used to be one of the GOP’s leading figures on foreign policy. Now he’s an outlier. The Senate Republican caucus was once filled with the likes of Dick Lugar—sensible realists such as Lincoln Chafee, Chuck Hagel, George...
  • NYC bagel store fined for accidentally dropping sesame seeds on floor

    05/08/2012 12:22:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    MYFOX ^ | 05/08/2012
    <p>NEW YORK -- A New York City health department inspector bizarrely slapped a Brooklyn bagel shop with $1,650 in fines -- because sesame and poppy seeds fell to the floor while the bagels were being made during working hours.</p> <p>The owner of B&B Empire Bagel Cafe -- who appealed the violations and lost at two separate hearings -- said the inspectors must have holes in their heads.</p>
  • NAACP Annual Report Card for the 112th Congress - every GOP in the House and Senate received an F

    05/08/2012 11:33:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The NAACP Washington Bureau has produced an annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card since 1914. This resource is designed to provide NAACP members with insight into the general voting patterns of their congressional representatives over the course of the year. The NAACP Civil Rights Legislative Report Card demonstrates how every Member of Congress voted on the bread and butter civil rights issues and priorities important to the NAACP.
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    05/08/2012 7:11:49 AM PDT · by No One Special · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why...
  • Where Socialism Was Tried

    05/08/2012 9:31:26 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    The Outlook ^ | November 11th, 1905 | W. D. P. Bliss
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • Heritage Employment Report: Jobs Do Not Bloom in April

    05/08/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 6 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 4, 2012 | By Rea Hederman, Jr. and James Sherk
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 115,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate declined to 8.1 percent from 8.2 percent. However, further declines in the percentage of Americans in the labor force explain this slightly lower unemployment rate. Indeed, the labor force participation rate dipped to a 30-year low as many unemployed workers simply left the labor force. The April report is further evidence that the job market has cooled from its more rapid growth in the first quarter. This slowdown will likely spur calls for more stimulus spending. However, government spending comes at the...
  • Washington Post Still in Sad, Strange Decline (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/08/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT · by abb · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 7, 2012 | Joe Coscarelli
    Late last week the hallowed Washington Post announced a first-quarter operating loss of $22.6 million as print ads sank 17 percent year-over-year and online revenue dipped 7 percent, too. Weekday circulation is now under 500,000, falling almost 10 percent, while the company's onetime moneymaker, the education unit Kaplan, lost some millions as well. Journalists at the paper are well aware of the problems and last month had a dark-sounding "secret meeting" to talk things out. Adweek reports that ten of the paper's top staffers met with president and general manager Steve Hills over sandwiches to chat "about the challenges that...
  • Obama would enable a nation of Julias

    05/08/2012 6:24:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we might already have a winner. It is "The Life of Julia," the Obama re-election team's cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government every step of her life. The phrase "cradle-to-grave welfare state" originated with Clement Attlee's socialist government in post-World War II Britain. Back then, it was meant as a boastful description of a new age of government activism. Subsequently, it became a term of derision for critics of an overweening government. In the spirit of Attlee, the Obama campaign revives the concept of "cradle...
  • ‘Julia’ ad fascinating for its sheer ideological purity

    05/08/2012 5:55:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner's The Political Surf ^ | May 7, 2012 | Doug Gibson, Opinion Editor
    President Obama’s new web campaign ad, “The Life of Julia,” (watch) is perhaps the most blatantly statist political advertisement yet from one of the two major parties. Pitched, I suspect to single women, primarily those college-aged and worried about the responsibilities of adulthood, it posits that government programs are essential to every stage of a woman’s life. It’s fascinating for its sheer ideological purity. From Head Start as a toddler to Social Security and community gardens volunteering late in life, big government is the most intimate partner of Julia’s life. Once Julia’s taken advantage of ObamaCare to stay on her...
  • PJ Exclusive: The Obama/Holder Justice Department’s Ticket to Corruption

    05/07/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 7, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Gambling figures prominently in this story, but this isn’t a story about gambling. It’s a story about an administration misusing its power to benefit its friends. It’s a story about the corrupt purchase of our government. For half a century, Democratic and Republican administrations have interpreted the Wire Act, passed in 1961, as prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets by phone or wire, and in more recent years over the Internet. That changed on Christmas 2011, when the Obama/Holder Department of Justice reinterpreted the Wire Act. The DOJ ruled that the Wire Act allows lotteries to sell tickets online....
  • Occupy's anarchists seen as both divisive, crucial

    05/07/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/7/12 | Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Every time windows are smashed and clashes erupt with police at Occupy protests in Oakland and San Francisco, one group is in the thick of it: masked, black-clad anarchists known as the Black Bloc. Police say they are pure trouble and point to conflicts at last week's May Day rallies as the most recent example. Most pacifist protesters wish they would go away. Hard-core Occupiers say they like having them around to diversify their movement's tactics. Exactly who makes up the Black Bloc is, by design, a bit of a mystery. Adherents rarely reveal their identity and say they aren't...
  • Cleveland Bridge Bombing Suspect Confirmed as Occupier

    05/06/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Copyright © 2012 Breitbart ^ | 05/06/12 | by Lee Stranahan
    One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live. In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne's name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group.... "If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster."
  • How the media, hollywood, academia, and Woodrow Wilson helped the second rise of the KKK

    05/07/2012 7:15:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    I was recently contacted with regard to the membership of Woodrow Wilson in the Klan. If he was a member, I'm certainly not hitting the right key word search, or it just isn't true. And there's a lot of books out there that go over Wilson's lauding of 'The Birth of a Nation'(The Clansman). But setting out to find something almost always leads me to something else. For ease of reference, Wikipedia states that the second KKK existed between 1915–1944. The Birth of a Nation was released in 1915. Wilson screened it in the Whitehouse, and his view of it...
  • Obama Orders IRS to refund 'Illegal Aliens' $4.2 billion, While Asking the Rich....

    05/07/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    (Loophole.)(4 Billion a year)(video)(Illegal Aliens Getting Bigger Tax Refund Checks?)
  • Taking a scythe to the Bill of Rights by George Will

    05/06/2012 5:08:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2012 | George F. Will
    ...Now comes Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) with a comparable contribution to another debate, the one concerning government regulation of political speech. Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 26 other Democrats and one Republican, he proposes a constitutional amendment to radically contract First Amendment protections. His purpose is to vastly expand government's power - i.e., the power of incumbent legislators - to write laws regulating, rationing or even proscribing speech in elections that determine the composition of the legislature and the rest of the government. McGovern's proposal vindicates those who say that most campaign-finance "reforms" are incompatible with the...
  • Jim Jones’ Sinister Grip on San Francisco (Peoples Temple Cult Leader Ensnared Harvey Milk, Dems)

    05/06/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | David Talbot
    Jim Jones’ sinister grip on San Francisco How the Peoples Temple cult leader ensnared Harvey Milk and other progressive icons “Season of the Witch,” the new book by Salon founder David Talbot, tells the story of the wild and bloody birth of “San Francisco values.” The following excerpt – Part 1 in a three-part series -- recounts one of the darker dramas before the ultimate triumph of those values. Jim Jones, the strange and charismatic leader of Peoples Temple, proved a master at politically wiring San Francisco in the mid-1970s. The driven preacher had begun his climb up the political...
  • Freeper request...

    05/06/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 05/06/2012 | me
    Can anyone make a Julia type thing with obama on the golf course..Hole 1..osama dead...hole 2 GM alive..first two holes were great for the highlight real...but lets see if he finished under par...then we can list his failures and give him a golf score..What ya think?
  • American Socialists Release Names of 70 Congressional Democrats in Their Ranks

    05/06/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT · by Jumper · 25 replies
    The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus. This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com:
  • Bid to Capture Women’s Votes Intensifies

    05/06/2012 12:46:47 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Already leading in the polls when it comes to women’s votes, the Obama campaign laid out a bold plan to seal the deal with a short film called the “Life of Julia.” In the film, the government is portrayed as Julia’s omnipresent caregiver and overseer. “Both psychology and our polling data indicate that the thing women want most is to be taken care of,” said Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod. “Sadly, the traditional method of achieving this objective—being part of a loving family as a daughter, wife, mother, etc.–is defective. What we’re offering is for the government to slip in...
  • Liberals, take a long look in the mirror: evidence shows you're more poorly informed & less tolerant

    05/05/2012 5:18:58 PM PDT · by rhema · 36 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 5, 2012 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    We've got a vivid picture of the Republicans and conservatives in our midst. They're a sour, dour lot -- close-minded, tight-fisted and intolerant. Some are businesspeople, greedy and self-interested. Others are rednecks, poorly informed, clinging to their guns and religion. If only these folks understood political issues better and cared more about their fellow man, they'd be liberals, right? Think again. A growing body of research is shattering this conventional wisdom. Survey data make clear that Republicans, on average, are better informed than Democrats about political issues. Data from the American National Election Study has confirmed this over the years,...
  • Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment

    05/05/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Unsourced E-mail | May 5, 2012 | Unsourced E-mail
    Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment (Someone e-mailed this cleverly written riff to me just after the April 2012 Obama unemployment figures were released. If they were alive, I am sure that Abbott and Costello would do a gag just like this.) COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It’s 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: You just said 9%. ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…...
  • Pelosi Calls for End to Raids on Marijuana Producers and Distributors

    05/05/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Taking an uncharacteristic stand in favor of “states’ rights,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) beseeched President Obama to put an end to federal efforts to impede the production, distribution, and use of marijuana in states where it is legal. “I know how important it is to the President to establish the absolute supremacy of the federal government in all matters,” Pelosi conceded. “I share that goal. Nevertheless, we can’t allow ourselves to lose sight of the fact that marijuana users are a prime constituency of the Democratic Party. So, while I’d normally say ‘screw states’ rights,’ in this case...
  • Obama's Julia : How more desperate will he get?

    05/05/2012 10:45:12 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 25 replies
    Obama2012 vision ^ | 5/5/2012 | sickoflibs
    Jeeze, Obama is getting desperate. If the economy gets any worse he will be accusing Republicans of wanting to round up women because they don't have voter IDs and putting them into baby farm concentration camps.Check this one out:
  • Bad News for Obama: Democrats Have a Registration Problem

    05/05/2012 6:15:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    TIME ^ | 05/05/2012 | ADAM SORENSEN
    Demographics will doom Republicans in the out years, Democrats like to say. A coalition of Black and Latino voters along with the socially moderate youth bloc is quickly becoming the left’s safety net, even in tight elections. But as the Washington Post reported Friday, there’s a problem: [T]his is the first time in nearly four decades that the number of registered Hispanics has dropped significantly. That figure fell 5% across the country, to about 11 million, according to the Census Bureau. But in some politically important swing states, the decline among Hispanics, who are considered critical in the 2012 presidential...
  • Obama Warns Supremes: Don't Overturn Healthcare Reform

    05/04/2012 4:22:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies
    Big Government ^ | May 4, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    The Obama administration warned the Supreme Court this week via papers filed with the Court that if Obamacare is struck down, there will be an “extraordinary disruption” in Medicare. Medicare was not discussed during the Supreme Court arguments, since it was not a Constitutional issue. This is a practical argument, not a legal one; it’s the Obama administration applying pressure to the Supremes. But that’s what the Obama administration does – they focus on the politics of the situation rather than on the legalities. If they can’t win on the law, they figure, they’ll push the Court to act via...
  • Occupy the Southern Poverty Law Center

    05/04/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In light of the May Day arrests of the Cuyahoga 5, the Occupy Wall Street–affiliated group of men who planned to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, I called the Southern Poverty Law Center to find out of they had any plans to start tracking the Occupy movement. The first person I spoke to was so shocked by the question that she paused for a good 15 seconds before promising to put me in touch with a representative. This she eventually did, however, and after a game of cat-and-mouse — the person she’d found for me was busy “hosting...
  • A Better Life for Julia

    05/04/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Yesterday, President Obama’s team introduced the “Life of Julia,” a portrayal of a liberal vision of life for one woman. Our version shows how conservative policies, like the ones outlined in Heritage’s Saving the American Dream plan, can empower Julia and all Americans without government interference at every stage of life. **Slideshow
  • This is What Our President Wants

    05/04/2012 1:16:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Snerdley just asked me an interesting question, and I want to pose the question to you in my own words. After 39 weeks of unemployment over 8%, after an unemployment rate that's been higher for longer than any since the Great Depression -- with only 115,000 jobs added -- even if you are Barack Obama, don't you care a little about your legacy? Don't you want some improvement somewhere in real life, not just a rate drop from 8.2% to 8.1%? Don't you want something that's gonna add to your legacy, make you look good to the...
  • Obama Energy Policies HaveCost Economy $358 Billion

    05/04/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/4/12 | Robert Allen Bonelli
    Facts are sometimes nasty, persistent things that get in the way of the best political spin. President Obama likes to say that oil production is up and that the rise in gasoline prices is not his fault, but the facts challenge his words. Energy production is up, but only due to policies and practices set in motion ten years ago by the George W. Bush administration, and production is up only on private fields. (Snip) Economists estimate that for every $0.01 increase in a gallon of gasoline sustained for one full year, the economy loses $1 billion for that year.
  • DC City Council Pushes for Higher Taxes on Consumers

    05/04/2012 8:17:58 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-03 | Patrick Gleason
    Despite the fact that economists across the political spectrum concede that economic expansion is a more advantageous approach to raising revenue than raising tax rates, some members of the DC City Council are pushing forward with a job-killing tax hike even though Mayor Gray has provided a sensible alternative that would loosen restrictions pertaining to when businesses can stay open and stores can sell alcohol. Instead, Councilman Jim Graham wants to put the screws to the District’s small businesses by hiking the city’s liquor tax. The results of such a hike would be disastrous for employers, consumers, and jobseekers alike....
  • Tales from Fast and Furious Part 5: Obama Reveals His Contempt for U.S. Gun Dealers

    05/03/2012 6:24:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/3/12 | Obama Files
    Obama Files has discovered a recording from 2007 of then-Senator Barack Obama ranting against U.S. gun dealers, blaming the Virginia Tech massacre that had occurred a few months earlier on 'unscrupulous' gun dealers, and throwing in for good measure gun dealers being responsible for the rampant gun violence in Chicago's public schools. This sheds light into the Obama Administration's program to demonize and falsely blame U.S. gun dealers for arming the Mexican drug cartels, while at the same time 'encouraging' them to hand over thousands of weapons to individuals that they knew were planning on transferring them over the border....
  • Progress made on Maryland revenue package

    05/03/2012 5:13:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The General Assembly likely will return May 14 for a two- or three-day special session on a revenue package including income-tax increases and a shift of state-paid teacher-pension costs onto counties, state officials said Wednesday. Democratic leaders say the extra revenues are needed to bolster the state’s $35.4 billion spending plan and undo more than $500 million in cuts that went into effect when last-minute bickering caused the assembly to adjourn April 9 without passing two key revenue bills. The House and Senate still have slightly differing proposals to raise taxes, but leaders said they are making progress...
  • Shooting reloads U.S. gun control debate (Bucket suggested)

    05/03/2012 1:16:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Kearney Hub ^ | May 3, 2012 | Jay Omar, junior journalism major
    The Trayvon Martin tragedy has given gun control activist new ammo. Another American is dead because we don’t exercise enough control over who carries guns, and few Americans want to admit this is a problem. Guns seem to be everywhere, including many places where they should not be. Inevitably they end up getting people killed. The Trayvon Martin death would not have happened if the man accused in his killing, George Zimmerman, had not been carrying a firearm. There was no need for Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watchman of a gated community, to be armed. There is no need for...
  • Al-Qaida letter about Fox News: ‘Let her die in her anger’

    05/03/2012 11:12:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Al-Qaida letter about Fox News: ‘Let her die in her anger’ By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 2 hrs 23 mins ago In a letter outlining al-Qaida's media strategy ahead of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the terror group's top spokesman expressed disdain for Fox News. "From the professional point of view, they are all on one level—except [Fox News] channel which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks neutrality too," al-Qaida spokesman Adam Gadahn wrote in the January 2011 letter. The paper was one of a selection of more than 6,000 pages of documents seized during...
  • Michelle O wears $2700 sweater

    05/03/2012 11:17:01 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 2, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The first closet has increasingly become a subject of interest since Michelle Obama swept fashionably into the White House in her Jason Wu ball gown. Yesterday, Ann Romney’s clothes stole the spotlight as she wore a fashionable top on Tuesday for an appearance with her husband on CBS “This Morning.” Politico reported that the Reed Krakoff shirt would “cost you a pretty penny,” at $990. But Mrs. Romney will need to step up her fashion game if she wants to fill the shoes of Mrs. Obama. In March, the first lady visited her British counterpart Samantha Cameron wearing a L’Wren...
  • Big Labor Hires Imams, Priests, and Rabbis for its War on Worker Freedom

    05/03/2012 11:33:48 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 4 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 05/03/2012 | Don Loos
    A Los Angeles Times article exposed part of Big Labor’s undisclosed labor persuader scheme that uses the pulpit to promote compulsory unionism. The Times’ Stephanie Simon reported that the AFL-CIO “… hired more than three dozen aspiring ministers, imams, priests, and rabbis to spread the gospel …”of Compulsory Unionism. Her article provides a solid example of years of labor union bosses’ hiring religious leaders to act as labor persuaders; here the persuaders are attempting to use their religions to cloak the Big Labor message. AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, paid seminary students to organize “… security guards...
  • Real Facts About the Obama Economy

    05/03/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A couple of stories here from the Associated Press. The first one: "US Applications for Unemployment Aid Drop Sharply -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by the most in nearly a year. The figure was a hopeful sign that hiring could pick up in coming months." This is a seesaw. Just yesterday we had the news from ADP that new jobs were paltry, 119,000. Now, this report contradicts what ADP put out yesterday. "US Applications for Unemployment Aid Drop Sharply," which means fewer people are supposedly out of work. Now, we've told...
  • Immigration Enforcement Group Attacked By Occupy Mob

    05/03/2012 11:39:25 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 5 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 05/03/2012 | Lee Stranahan
    In a visceral display of the left’s desire to shut down speech they don’t agree with, a group of May Day Occupy marchers in New York City attacked counter-protesters from the group NY-iCE, an organization that supports enforcement of immigration laws. Dozens of marchers stopped their march in order to taunt, bully and scream at the small contingent holding up a banner with the Statue of Liberty on it that read ‘No Trespassing’ and gave the groups contact info. Eventually, the mob tears the group’s banner and sends them fleeing.
  • Anita Moncrief Takes on Eric Holder on Race, ACORN and Voter Fraud (Good piece)

    05/03/2012 12:20:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    (Legal Editor Note: Not long ago, the Left had a monopoly on rallies and protests. Republicans and conservatives, more enamored with scholars instead of brawlers, shunned displays of political muscle in the streets. That’s all changed. A few months ago, Attorney General Eric Holder went to the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, to announce an aggressive attack on state election integrity measures like Voter ID. This election-year strategy is designed to stoke the leftist base but risks alienating everyone else. To greet Holder that day were hundreds of citizens at a rally sponsored by True the Vote. I...
  • Despite Fair Share Slogan Obama and Friends Do Not Pay

    05/03/2012 12:13:57 PM PDT · by next media · 4 replies
    Excerpted Blog USBC News Blog ^ | 2012-05-03 | Blogger on The USBC Wire Blog
    President Obama has made a reelection point of complaining that “big oil” receives tax breaks and that individuals and corporations need to pay “their fair share”. Critics point out that the term is ambiguous and cannot be used for budgeting however it can be useful in campaign ads. Research into public documents indicates that General Motors paid no taxes in 2011, despite being touted as a success story of the administration which took over a 60% interest in GM in 2009. Similarly, General Electric, whose CEO, Jeffery Immelt, is a senior adviser to the council on jobs and competitiveness to...
  • WI Unions Reap Stimulus Money, Use it to Recall Walker

    05/03/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 6 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 05/03/2012 | AWR Hawkins
    When Obama pushed through his stimulus package shortly after taking office, the money going to bail out GM andW Chrysler was not so much intended to shore up those corporations as it was intended to shore up the unions at those corporations. In other words, although one of the ubiquitous reasons given was saving these two iconic American companies, the real goal was to pass tax-payer dollars to Democrat-dominated union members (to keep them voting for Democrat candidates for the foreseeable future). In a real sense, this is nothing more than a sophisticated money laundering scheme. And it’s one that...