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  • Trump, GOP lawmakers open door to restricting gun buys for those on watch list

    06/15/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/15/16
    A congressional push to ban or restrict gun sales for those on terror watch lists gained bipartisan momentum Wednesday, with everyone from key Republican lawmakers to Donald Trump to the National Rifle Association opening the door to discussing the idea. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee indicated interest in the push in a tweet Wednesday morning announcing a meeting with the NRA. ....The NRA, for its part, has walked a fine line on such proposals. On Tuesday, it tweeted that bans for people on watch lists are "ineffective, unconstitutional, or both." Chris Cox, director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action,...
  • The Assault Weapons Ban Is A Stupid Idea Pushed By Stupid People

    06/15/2016 12:31:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/13/16 | Sean Davis
    It happens like clock work: as soon as there’s a mere whisper of a terrorist attack or a mass shooting, the usual suspects kick in to high gear. Their destination is always the same: a faraway land where a so-called assault weapons ban magically eliminates not only guns but also prevents guns from walking of their own volition, without need of human agency, into crowded places and killing people. The reaction after the terrorist attack in Orlando, in which a radical Islamist who pledged allegiance to ISIS murdered at least 49 people in a packed night club, was as predictable...
  • Give Thanks for Ted Cruz

    11/28/2015 1:51:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Texas Tribune's Burka Blog ^ | November 25, 2015 | Erica Grieder
    America’s short-term Trump problem will end in Iowa. As I wrote yesterday, I think America is facing a two-fold Trump problem. The proximate problem is that Donald Trump has been the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination since this summer, and the durability of his support suggests that he could in fact be the party’s nominee. The underlying problem is that America has a two-party political system, and one of the parties is receptive to a candidate such as Trump. I don’t have a solution to the latter problem. But the former problem, the proximate Trump problem, is going to...
  • Dozens of cases involving former Fort Lauderdale cops dropped

    04/10/2015 2:51:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 4/9/15 | Amanda Batchelor
    Dozens of cases involving four former Fort Lauderdale police officers accused of engaging in racist exchanges have been dropped by the Broward State Attorney's Office. The cases dropped include eight misdemeanors, 12 felonies and one juvenile case. Seventeen more cases are expected to be dropped... James Wells, 29, Jason Holding, 31, and Christopher Sousa, 25, were fired last month after racially charged text messages were brought forth to the police department by 22-year-old Alex Alvarez’s ex-fiancee.
  • Sharia Law Is Not Making Inroads In The U.S. [Abe Foxman mega-hurl alert!]

    08/18/2011 7:21:25 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 29 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 8/17/'11 | Abe Foxman
    The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years. The notion that Islam is insidiously making inroads in the United States through the application of religious law is seeping into the mainstream, with even some presidential candidates voicing fears about the supposed threat of Sharia to our way of life and as many as thirteen states considering or having already passed bills that would prohibit the application of Sharia law. Louisiana and Tennessee were among the first...
  • Rove stumps for Bachmann, Kennedy [2006]

    06/16/2011 7:32:31 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 209 replies · 1+ views ^ | Updated: July 21, 2006 - 10:57 PM | Eric Black
    White House political maestro Karl Rove urged money and other forms of support for Republican congressional candidate Michele Bachmann at a Stillwater fundraiser Friday.The Bachmann fundraiser at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater attracted about 60 supporters, who paid $250 for lunch. Couples who contributed $1,000 to Bachmann could have their pictures taken with Rove. The Bachmann campaign did not immediately release the total amount raised.
  • 2012 Electionm is Cemented for Obama (4 more years is a done deal)

    05/01/2011 9:53:47 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 131 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5-1-11 | wac3rd
    One of the most hated men in history has been killed by our troops by a Commander-in-Chief who has done everything in his power to demean, de-fund, impose demeaning homosexuality and restrict the ability of our troops to fight terror, including pursuing civilian trials for captured would-be terrorists. Let's be fair here, the average American hasn't a clue what century the French & Indian War was fought in and probably cannot tell you who who Joe Biden is, so the mainstream media will run with this for all its worth. The Media will give 100% credit to Obama and mark...
  • Gov. Crist Will Call Special Session on Oil Drilling (Constitutional Amendment?)

    05/11/2010 7:07:33 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 92 replies · 2,549+ views
    Florida Trend ^ | 5/11/10 | Joyce Edmondson
    Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that a special legislative session will be called in the next couple of weeks focusing on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban offshore oil exploration, as well as some new and as-yet-unspecified tax incentives to encourage utilities to promote renewable energy.
  • New Mexico boy dies of plague, sister recovering

    06/04/2009 6:38:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies · 1,295+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2009 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN,
    An 8-year-old New Mexico boy has died and his 10-year-old sister was hospitalized after both contracted bubonic plague, the first recorded human plague cases in the nation so far this year. Plague is generally transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, but also can be transmitted by direct contact with infected animals, including rodents, rabbits and pets. Symptoms of the bubonic form of the plague in humans include fever, chills, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea and swollen lymph nodes in the groin, armpit or neck areas. Pneumonic plague, which is an infection of the lungs, can include severe cough, difficulty...
  • Obama adviser: Obama naive, “knee-jerk” on telecom immunity

    03/08/2008 6:24:10 AM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 588+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 08, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama has resolutely opposed giving American telecommunications companies immunity from lawsuits for their work with the NSA, under Department of Justice assurances of legality, to assist in surveillance. He voted against the bipartisan Senate FISA reform bill that Democratic House leadership has stalled. Now Obama’s national-security advisor has gone public in opposing Obama on the key national security issue: In a new interview with National Journal magazine, an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign broke with his candidate’s position opposing retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies being sued for cooperating with a dubious U.S. government domestic surveillance program.“I...
  • Chavez orders troops to Colombian border (10 battalions, WAR?)

    03/02/2008 10:35:00 AM PST · by MeanGreen2008 · 372 replies · 1,077+ views
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is sending 10 battalions of troops to country's border with Colombia. He's also ordered the Venezuelan embassy in Bogota closed and say all embassy personnel will be withdrawn from Colombia. The announcements by Venezuela's leftist leader pushed relations with its neighbor to their tensest point of his 9-year presidency. Chavez is also warning that Colombia could spark a war in South America, calling its U.S.-allied government "a terrorist state" and labeling President Alvaro Uribe (oo-REE'-bay) "a criminal."
  • N.O. woman blasts 'code word' for poor - (So what are we supposed to call "poor people"..???

    09/15/2006 11:29:54 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 74 replies · 2,283+ views
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 9/15/06 | JOE GYAN JR.
    BELLE CHASSE — A discussion about not duplicating pre-Katrina “concentrations of poverty” when New Orleans’ ravaged rental stock is rebuilt raised the temperature Thursday during a Louisiana Recovery Authority meeting. While authority members and authority Executive Director Andy Kopplin were discussing two “Road Home” rental housing programs and an accompanying objective of not replicating what a Road Home handout called “pre-storm excessive concentrations of poverty,” New Orleanian Elizabeth Cook sprang to her feet and gave the board an earful.
  • G.O.P. Sets Aside Work on Immigration

    09/04/2006 5:48:05 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 325 replies · 6,851+ views
    New York Times via Drudge Report ^ | Sept 4, 2006 | CARL HULSE and RACHEL L. SWARNS
  • Marine Cleared in Shooting Death of Iraq Ambassador's Relative

    07/19/2006 6:03:59 PM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 42 replies · 905+ views
    AP Via FoxNews ^ | July 19, 2006
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — A U.S. Marine has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in last year's fatal shooting of a relative of Iraq's ambassador to the United States, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The 21-year-old engineering student, Mohammed Sumaidaie, was killed during a search of his family's home near Haditha on June 25, 2005. U.S. authorities ordered an investigation after Samir Sumaidaie complained that his unarmed cousin had been shot in cold blood. However, Maj. Douglas Powell, a U.S. military spokesman, said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined that the Marine "acted properly in self defense in response to unexpectedly encountering...
  • George Gilder, Metaphysic (Derbyshire refutes another creationist)

    07/13/2006 3:18:03 PM PDT · by curiosity · 251 replies · 3,086+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/13/2006 | John Derbyshire
    I seem to have got myself elected to the post of NR’s designated point man against Creationists.* Indignant anti-Creationist readers have urged me to make a response to George Gilder’s long essay “Evolution and Me” in the current (7/17/06) National Review Well, I'll give it a shot. I had better say up front that I am only familiar with George’s work — he has written several books, none of which I have read, I am ashamed to say, since I know he has read one of mine — in a sketchy and secondhand way, so what follows is only a...

    05/18/2006 6:30:03 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 142 replies · 2,761+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 5/18/06 | Neal Boortz
    WHY HASN'T BUSH RESPONDED? I'm just remembering that Mexican government official who told a radio interviewer that the Mexican government was going to file lawsuits against the United States if our National Guard detains any Mexicans trying to sneak into our country. Amazing, isn't it? It's like a burglary gang announcing to a neighborhood that if anyone tries to stop any gang burglars from entering their homes will face lawsuits. A statement this absurd and outrageous deserved some response. Did you hear one? I didn't. How many poll points could Bush gain if he would simply say "Hey, Vicente, mi...
  • Yes, our kids 'is' falling behind (A SNIDE LEFTY GEOGRAPHY LESSON)

    05/10/2006 10:24:16 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 63 replies · 2,253+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 10, 2006 | JENNIFER HUNTER
    'Rarely is the question asked, 'Is our children learning?'" noted George Bush during his first presidential election campaign. No, the answer is our children "is" not learning and will be ill-prepared to face the global economy. A study released this month by National Geographic Education Foundation highlighted just how dire our children's ignorance is: One-third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 couldn't find Louisiana on a map -- even after all the news about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Half couldn't find the states of New York or Ohio. It's understandable that Kazakhstan would be a difficult place...
  • Column on oppression of women enrages readers (LEFTY COLUMNIST RESPONDS TO FREEREPUBLIC "RAGE")

    05/03/2006 5:56:58 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 67 replies · 2,367+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 3, 2006 | JENNIFER HUNTER
    The art of political conversation in this country is disappearing. As journalist and wise man Russell Baker notes in the May 11 New York Review of Books, the polarized nature of our politics has led to a situation where "sensible folk scarcely dare speak on any subject more arresting than food and weather for fear of igniting some human powder keg in a conversation-ending spew of rage." I felt that spew of rage after my column last week on the plight of Muslim women abroad who are routinely beaten by their husbands and denied basic freedoms such as the right...
  • Mike Pence on FOX NEWS SUNDAY with Chris Wallace Sunday March 12, 2006 - Pence for President 2008

    03/12/2006 4:12:05 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 25 replies · 1,072+ views,2933,187589,00.html ^ | 3/12/2006 | FOX + comments Baldwin
    PENCE: Well, it wouldn't be the first time that House conservatives disagreed with this administration, Chris. Many of us broke with the president on the expansion of the Education Department and No Child Left Behind, and a few dozen of us broke with the president when he advanced the creation of the first new entitlement in the Medicare prescription drug bill. What we put out this week we actually call the Contract With America Renewed, because it was based on the budget that the brand new Republican majority passed out of the House of Representatives in 1995. We balanced the...
  • House Appropiations Committe voted to block Dubai deal

    03/08/2006 2:53:43 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 533 replies · 9,357+ views
    Fox News Alert | March 8, 2006
    House Appropiations Committe voted to block Dubai deal
  • Bush will veto any bill to stop port deal

    02/21/2006 12:32:20 PM PST · by Brian Mosely · 3,078 replies · 55,497+ views
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Bush says the deal allowing an Arab company to take over six major U.S. seaports should go forward and he will veto any bill that would stop it.
  • Democrats stray - Vulture who resembles a sparrow leads party to the extreme

    09/18/2005 8:40:24 AM PDT · by gpapa · 14 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | September 18, 2005 | Paul Jackson
    DALLAS -- It would be hard to find a nastier piece of political work than Nancy Pelosi, the shrieking Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Which is saying something considering failed Chappaquiddick lifeguard Teddy Kennedy is still haunting the halls of Washington preaching high morality to one and all.
  • Bush's SCOTUS Pick: The Last Betrayal?

    07/19/2005 11:02:47 AM PDT · by faithincowboys · 186 replies · 1,929+ views
    If as it appears Bush will nominate a moderate named Edith Clement to the Court, will the Right bolt from the GOP in next years midterms? Bush, someone I have been a big fan of, is turning out to be a heck of a disappoinment. He hasn't controlled the borders and apparently only used the promise to appoint "strict constructionists" as a cynical ploy to get re-elected. Bush, like his father before him, is proving to be a huge demoralizer for the Right.
  • Pepsico flipped off due to middle finger

    05/21/2005 1:04:44 AM PDT · by Brian Allen · 187 replies · 4,491+ views ^ | FRiday May 20 2005 | Joe Kovacs
    Rush Limbaugh sounds off on controversy as many urge boycotts, firing of president An apology by PepsiCo's president who likened the United States to a middle finger is apparently doing little to calm outrage caused by her remarks. In the wake of WorldNetDaily's coverage of Indra Nooyi's commencement speech to graduates at Columbia Business School in which she compared the U.S. to the middle finger with both positive and negative connotations, consumers are vowing to boycott the company, and the topic is being widely discussed on talk radio.
  • Canada Begins Cull of 300,000 Baby Seals

    03/30/2005 5:08:37 PM PST · by Shermy · 124 replies · 1,949+ views
    Guardian ^ | March 31, 2005
    Thousands of commercial hunters armed with clubs, rifles and spears moved on to the ice floes off eastern Canada today to kill more than 300,0000 baby seals for their pelts over the next few weeks. The spring hunt, which began yesterday, is expected to bring the area's coastal communities some Ł8.5m, but has been condemned by animal rights activists as barbaric. This year's hunt is the third large-scale cull since the Canadian government decided in 2003 to allow almost a million seals to be culled over three years. Article continues The move dismayed the anti-seal hunting movement, which has been...
  • Copts, Muslims vow to skip meeting with state officials

    03/30/2005 9:16:32 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 417+ views
    AP ^ | 3/30/05 | WAYNE PARRY
    TRENTON - Muslims and Christians both say they will skip a meeting with state officials aimed at calming tensions between the two sides. The state Division of Criminal Justice's Office of Bias Crimes and Community Relations had scheduled a meeting for Monday. A rift between Coptic Christians and Muslims arose following the murder of the Armanious family, Coptic Christians who were tied up and stabbed in their Jersey City home. Although two non-Muslims -one an acquaintance of the victims - were later charged, authorities at first investigated the possibility that religious tensions might lie behind the crimes. "We want to...
  • Deputies: Man Tried to Steal Gun to 'Rescue Terri Schiavo'

    03/25/2005 6:52:59 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 54 replies · 971+ views
    SEMINOLE, Fla. - A man was arrested after trying to steal a weapon from a gun shop so he could "take some action and rescue Terri Schiavo," authorities said.Michael W. Mitchell, of Rockford, Ill., entered Randall's Firearms Inc. in Seminole just before 6 p.m. Thursday with a box cutter and tried to steal a gun, said Marianne Pasha, a spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Mitchell, 50, told deputies he wanted to "take some action and rescue Terri Schiavo" after he visited the Pinellas Park hospice where she lives, Pasha said. The feeding tube that has kept Schiavo alive...
  • Why Bush's America hates the media; Also, Time ponders the person of the year

    11/12/2004 3:30:06 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 155 replies · 6,147+ views
    CBS ^ | 11/12/04 | Jon Friedman
    Why Bush's America hates the media Commentary: Also, Time ponders the person of the year By Jon Friedman, Last Update: 12:01 AM ET Nov. 12, 2004 NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- If nothing else, President Bush's re-election underscores his supporters' profound hatred for anything that smacks of liberalism -- especially the non-Fox News media. Take it from me. I know. On Nov. 5, I wrote in this space that American pop-culture mavens could've easily recognized which way the political wind was blowing. I noted that "The Passion of the Christ" dwarfed the anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the box office....

    02/26/2004 8:32:25 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 164 replies · 370+ views
    TNR ^ | 26FEB04 | Greg Esterbrook
    There is a remote possibility you may hear something about The Passion of the Christ over the next few days. Yours truly would like to add a small point about scripture and a large point about theology. The small point is that Mel Gibson's movie depicts Jesus as horrifically brutalized before his crucifixion, and though it is possible events happened this way, according to scripture it is far from certain. All four Gospels report that Pilate ordered Jesus "flogged" or "scourged" before sending him to the cross. But that's all the Gospels say: There is no description in any of...

    01/05/2003 6:02:56 AM PST · by · 21 replies · 307+ views
    FEEL GOOD LEGISLATION MARK A SITY 12/31/02 The lead 12/29/02 Editorial by the Milwaukee J/S Editorial Staff was grossly miss-titled. It read "Tough drunken driving laws", while advocating anything but. What it advocated was feel good legislation that would only create more "drunk" drivers by lowering the blood alcohol level (BAL) needed to be considered "drunk". I can think of no case where an innocent person was killed as a result of a couple splitting a bottle of wine over dinner. However, under a .08 rule this couple will be just as guilty as a driver who can barely walk....
  • Case of Whidbey Island 'terrorists' is a dud, FBI says

    05/14/2002 8:25:51 AM PDT · by Physicist · 76 replies · 277+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | May 14, 2002 | Mike Barber
    A national cable TV news flash yesterday about the arrest of possible terrorists on Whidbey Island sounded explosive: The FBI and other federal agents were investigating two Middle Eastern men who were arrested in Oak Harbor last Tuesday after police found traces of TNT and plastic explosive in a rental truck they were driving, the Fox News Channel reported. The fact that Oak Harbor is near Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, home of the electronic warfare Prowler jets, heightened concerns. But the FBI said last night it had taken a pass on the case, handing it over to immigration officials...