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  • S.F., Oakland gun buyback nets hundreds

    12/16/2012 9:32:00 AM PST · by thecodont · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 10:48 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Justin Berton
    Arturo Hurtado of Richmond was still stricken with grief over the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 schoolchildren dead when he awoke Saturday morning. So he decided to get rid of his gun - "that darn thing," he called it - and purged it from his home. "I've got kids, man," said Hurtado, who works at Waste Management in Oakland and has children ages 14, 10, 6 and 1. "Kids are curious. Kids don't know any better. I had it locked in a toolbox, so I don't know. ... I just know it had to go." Hurtado was...
  • Bob Schieffer: If Connecticut School Shooter 'Had An Arab Name People Would Be Going Nuts'

    12/16/2012 9:31:26 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    CBS's Bob Schieffer made a comment Sunday about the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, that's likely to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. During a Face the Nation panel discussion about the incident, Schieffer said, "If [shooter Adam Lanza] had had an Arab name, people would be going nuts about what we ought to do right now" I guess Schieffer forgot how when U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murdered thirteen people while injuring 29 at Fort Hood in November 2009, much of the media initially buried his Islamic affiliation. This included the CBS Evening News that day....
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEFICIT: It's Not Very Big, And There's Only One Way To Close It

    12/16/2012 9:29:27 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    Yahoo News/BI ^ | 12-16-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEFICIT: It's Not Very Big, And There's Only One Way To Close It By Joe WeisenthalDeember 16, 2012 "Trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see." "Hundreds of trillions in unfunded liabilities." "Washington is broke." "Only cranking up taxes, and slashing benefits can save us from leaving a crushing burden on future generations." Those are the kinds of lines you hear from politicians (and even some smart people) all the time as Washington DC debates the Fiscal Cliff and so on. But there's a couple of things you should know about the deficit. One...
  • Jamie Foxx Gets His Wish--Why Are People Upset?

    12/16/2012 8:55:00 AM PST · by Arm_Bears · 26 replies
    From what I can determine, the majority of people killed at the Connecticut elementary school by nut-bag Adam Lanza were white. So I don't get all of the hand-wringing. I mean, wasn't it just last week-end on SNL when Jamie Foxx intoned, “. . . I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” I don't recall any outrage from the Left or MSM in response to that comment. But now that it's starting to happen, the same folks who gave Foxx a pass are decrying the act and wanting to take the guns of law-abiding...
  • Former Obama Official, Daily Show Writer Mock Newtown Killer's Slain Mother

    12/16/2012 8:45:05 AM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | Saturday, December 16, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Andrew McLaughlin a former member of President Obama's senior White House staff, who served as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, mocked Nancy Lanza, the murdered mother of the Newtown, CT massacre killer Adam Lanza, on Twitter Saturday evening:"The ever-brilliant Jo Miller nails it: "Thank god Nancy Lanza had a personal arsenal for her protection, or she might not be alive today.""
  • Bill Bennett on "Face the Nation" saying we need to get rid of "assault weapons"

    12/16/2012 8:31:12 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 113 replies
    Cannot believe what I am hearing? What happened to the Conservative person I used to know. Absoluley disgusting.
  • Seven Secretaries of State Criticize Michelle Obama for Claiming GOP Voter Suppression in 2012

    12/16/2012 8:29:45 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 14, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Seven Secretaries of State have released a statement criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama for her false claim that Republicans engaged in voter suppression in the November election: “Unfortunately the First Lady’s comments continue the baseless attacks that have been made upon those leaders who are simply taking reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of elections. This past election speaks for itself. In Arizona, a state that has a photo ID requirement, Hispanic voter turnout was the highest in the state’s history. In Georgia, African American turnout has remained high in each election after the state adopted its photo...
  • Mental Health Advocacy Gone "Nuts"

    12/16/2012 8:16:34 AM PST · by txnativegop · 27 replies
    The dangers of allowing mentally distrurbed individuals to roam our streets should be common sense. The recent shooting in CT was proof of that contention. However, this advocacy group did not get the memo apparently.
  • A Methodical Massacre: Horror and Heroics (Media's latest version)

    12/16/2012 8:09:26 AM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Edmund H. Mahony and Dave Altimari
    Several sources in law enforcement and elsewhere provided what they said was the most current information on how the events leading to the school shootings unfolded. SNIP Lanza next arrived at teacher Victoria Soto's classroom. Soto is believed to have hidden her 6- and 7-year old students in a classroom closet. When Lanza demanded to know where the children were, Soto tried to divert him to the other end of the school by saying that her students were in the auditorium. But six of Soto's students tried to flee. Lanza shot them, Soto and another teacher who was in the...
  • Instant classic quote about Adam Lanza

    12/16/2012 8:01:57 AM PST · by exhaustguy · 13 replies
    The Telegram ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | Harriet Alexander, David Barrett, Laura Donnelly and Jon Swaine in Newtown
    Richard Dravis, who gives shooting training at Wooster Mountain rifle range, 15 miles away from the school, said: "We don't train crazy people. I think that if we would address the mental health issue here we could possibly do something in the future. But we can't count the number of rounds in the magazine of a nut head."
  • Boehner caves on taxes(the GOP will get nothing and we will get higher taxes now or later)

    12/16/2012 7:57:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 67 replies
    am thinker ^ | 12/16/12 | r moran
    It's only a "partial" cave, in that Boehner agrees that the tax rates should go up on those making more than $1 million rather than $250,000 a year. But if Boehner caves on taxes, who can believe him when it comes to any other red line Obama will try and force him to cross. Associated Press: Signaling new movement in "fiscal cliff" talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. President Barack Obama, who wants higher top rates for households earning more than...
  • (CT shooting) "Give teachers guns": US blogs awash with people calling for more people to be armed

    12/16/2012 7:32:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Anton Antonowicz
    SCREAMING mums at schools, dads cradling children... it’s all too familiar to those of us who live in the United States. Hours after the latest outrage the internet was awash with the unapologetic views of those who live and die by the gun. Take this: “No crime would be permitted on my property because I am f****** armed. I can’t wait to kill someone ­legally.” Or this from Alan ­Gottlieb, head of the pro-gun 2nd Amendment Foundation: “There was nobody in that school allowed a firearm. I find that deplorable. I’m sure Lanza felt he could go in ­because no...
  • US Senate Illegal Alien Intern Shows Depth of Lawlessness in Government Today

    12/16/2012 7:16:14 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://usdailyreview.com ^ | december 15, 2012
    According a report by the Associated Press, political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) repeatedly instructed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents not to arrest an illegal alien sex offender who was employed as an unpaid intern in the office of Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) until after the elections. If confirmed, this overtly political act further demonstrates the shocking politicization of immigration enforcement under the current DHS leadership, charged the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
  • Deputies: Tuscaloosa gas station shooting may have been self defense(AL)

    12/16/2012 7:04:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    myfoxal.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | NA
    Authorities say that a 23-year-old suspected shooter has been questioned and released. Lt. Kip Hart says that investigators have reason to believe the shooting happened in self-defense. Three other suspects in the case have been arrested and charged. Their exact role in the shooting is unclear as the investigation continues.
  • Doomsday Phobia: China Goes Nuts For End Of The World After Screening Of Apocalyptic Movie '2012'

    12/16/2012 7:01:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Doomsday Phobia: China Goes Nuts For End Of The World After Screening Of Apocalyptic Movie '2012' BY IBTimes Staff Reporter | December 13 2012 10:06 AM While many have written off the possibility of the end of the world this Dec. 21, 2012, some have made extreme moves in fear of doomsday and have even developed a phobia for the event. People in China have been acting out in panic for the end of the world after a screening of doomsday film "2012." According to the Asia Times, a screening of the 3D film "2012" in China last month has...
  • No rise in mass killings, but their impact is huge

    12/16/2012 6:55:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    waff.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | HELEN O'NEILL, AP
    Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections who has written a history of mass murders in America, said that while mass shootings rose between the 1960s and the 1990s, they actually dropped in the 2000s. And mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929, according to his data. He estimates that there were 32 in the 1980s, 42 in the 1990s and 26 in the first decade of the century.
  • Ending Progressive Public Education

    If Barack and Michelle Obama feel comfortable allowing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn to babysit their children, that is their problem. The question is, would you allow them to babysit yours? Let's take that a step farther: would you let them raise your children? Would you give them exclusive supervision over the majority of your children's daylight hours up to age eighteen, primary control of your children's academic curriculum and teaching methodology, and authority to arrange the broad social and moral framework within which your children will be educated? No? Then why do you accept modern public education? Furthermore, why,...
  • N. Korea's Choe Ryong-hae Demoted to Four-star general... Speculation Abounds

    12/16/2012 6:40:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 2012-12-16
    /begin my excerpts N. Korea's Choe Ryong-hae Demoted to Four-star general... Speculation Abounds 2012-12-16 Putting him on the equal rank with Hyun Young-chol and Kim Kyuk-shik... or a censure as a form of warning"" Choe Ryong-hae, the director of N. Korean military's General Political Bureau, arguably the most powerful military figure in Kim Jong-eun era, is found to be demoted by a single rank, from Vice Marshal to four-star general, according to a report on Dec. 16, generating speculation for the reason. In a rally commemorating the first anniversary of Kim Jong-il' death, which was held in Pyongyang Gymnasium on...
  • Adam Lanza: A 'Quiet, Odd' Loner Living On The Fringes

    12/16/2012 6:40:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/15/12 | JOSH KOVNER and EDMUND H. MAHONY,
    -snip- Adam Lanza had lived with his mother in the 4,000-square-foot, $700,000 house. His parents were divorced in 2009. He had two bedrooms that were clean and orderly when law officers swept into the house after the shootings Friday morning. Lanza apparently lived in one of the rooms and kept his computer gear and other items in the other one, the sources said. Law officers found evidence that Adam Lanza played graphically violent video games, the sources said.
  • Many Alaskans Against More Gun Control

    12/16/2012 6:37:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ktuu.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | Mallory Peebles & Phil Walczak
    In the wake of the most recent mass shooting in Newtown, CT, Gun control has become a hot topic nationwide. In a press conference Friday President Barack Obama said, "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics." Even though the President's statement was vague many feel that more strict gun control laws is the direction he is pursuing, especially customers at Wild West Guns in Anchorage. “I mean if you figure we have 300,000,000 guns in this country, how many are used in crimes? Statistically it’s insignificant...
  • Detroit-Area Pastor Threatens Campaign of Harassment Against Mich. Gov. and Family

    12/16/2012 6:29:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    'We'll Be At Your Daughter's Soccer Game!' Union protest speaker tells governor that union members will 'visit you' everywhere over right-to-work bill A speaker at a union protest against right-to-work legislation said if Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill he would get "no rest" and that protesters would be at his "daughter's soccer game." The Rev. Charles Williams II made the comments Tuesday to loud cheers before a group of thousands of union workers. After his promises to harass Gov. Snyder, he introduced Rep. Richard Hammel, D-Mt. Morris Township, and House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills. Williams is a...
  • Gun Control is Evil Misspelled.

    12/16/2012 6:29:18 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you’re the biblically minded sort, then the trouble began when a jealous Cain clubbed Abel to death, but if you’re evolutionarily minded, then it’s a “chicken and egg” question. Violence had no beginning, except perhaps in the Big Bang; it was always here, coded into the DNA. The issue isn’t really guns. Guns are how we misspell evil. Guns are how we avoid talking about the ugly realities of human nature while building sandcastles on the shores of utopia. The obsession with guns, rather than machetes, stone clubs, crossbows or that impressive weapon of mass death, the longbow (just...
  • Armed task force to patrol streets (Paragould, Arkansas)

    12/16/2012 6:25:54 AM PST · by tje · 56 replies
    Paragould Daily Press ^ | December 15, 2012 | Ryan Saylor
    In response to a recent increase in crime, Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall offered residents at a town hall meeting Thursday night at West View Baptist Church what could be considered an extreme solution — armed officers patrolling the streets on foot. Stovall told the group of almost 40 residents that beginning in 2013, the department would deploy a new street crimes unit to high crime areas on foot to take back the streets. "[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck," Stovall said. "If you're out walking, we're going...
  • Ore. lawmaker says teachers should be allowed guns

    12/16/2012 6:25:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    dailyastorian.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | AP
    An Oregon lawmaker contends the massacre that left more than two dozen people dead at a Connecticut elementary school is another "heartbreaking failure" of school personnel to ensure protection, and is a reminder that teachers should be allowed to carry guns in the classroom.
  • Newtown: Just Leave Us to Grieve in Peace

    12/16/2012 6:25:14 AM PST · by upchuck · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    [snip] But that and everything else in my clipping file faded to insignificance when reports of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre hit the wires. There have been school shootings before but this one was particularly painful to learn about. In the first place the children were so young and innocent -- kindergartners. In the second, it is the season when young children are especially full of happiness. Their homes are filled with Chanukah and Christmas decorations and gifts. Their houses smell of yummy things to eat. Families make a special effort to be together for the holidays. [snip] Now families...
  • Smart TVs can spy on their owners

    12/16/2012 6:25:14 AM PST · by shove_it · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 15 Dec 2012
    Viewers, beware: while you’re watching TV, your TV might be watching you back. A security firm discovered that Samsung’s Smart TV can give hackers access to the device’s built-in camera and microphones, allowing them to watch everything you do. The Malta-based firm ReVuln posted a video showing its team of researchers hacking into one of the Samsung TVs and accessing its settings, channel lists, widgets, USB drives, and remote control configurations. The security flaw allows hackers to access any and all personal data stored on the TV. “We can install malicious software to gain complete root access to the TV,”...
  • Obamacare and My Daughter: “In two years, the surgery will cease to be available for the insured"

    12/16/2012 6:21:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/16/2012 | JUSTIN BINIK-THOMAS
    Elections have consequences. The president signed a law which forces citizens to purchase a product simply on the virtue that they are alive. Our Supreme Court upheld the law, giving the government the power to tax inactivity. When the law is fully implemented, we may see a shift from our role as citizens to subjects. Instead of “pay for play,” it will become “pay, if you play our way.” We are moving slowly down this path, and can begin to see the cliff before us. Still, there is time to slow the process and change course. Knowing the risk and...
  • A Methodical Massacre: Horror And Heroics

    12/16/2012 6:19:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/16/12 | EDMUND H. MAHONY and DAVE ALTIMARI,
    -snip- It was about 9:40 a.m. Friday. In just minutes, Lanza — a withdrawn, emotionally detached 20-year-old who lived with his mother and is said to have played graphically violent computer video games — would kill 26 people in the country's second-largest mass killing. -snip- The classroom he chose to enter was substitute teacher Lauren Rousseau's, where he proceeded to systematically shoot everyone inside — the 14 children who investigators believe were huddled and clutching one another in fear, Rousseau and a special education teacher who happened to be in the room. Rousseau was filling in for the regular teacher,...
  • Gunman's aunt speaks out about the Conn. shooting

    12/16/2012 6:17:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    cw56.com ^ | 16 December, 2012 | na
    “Last time we visited with her in person we talked about prepping and you know, are you ready for what can happen down the line when the economy collapses,” said the gunman’s aunt, Marsha Lanza. ---------------------cut------------------------ Nancy’s guns were supposed to be for self defense. Marsha Lanza called her nephew a special needs child. So far, no motive has been released. “Just pray for peace,” said Marsha Lanza. “Do I think gun laws need to be changed? No. It’s the person that does the killing, not the gun."
  • Time for Schools to be Gun-free Free

    12/16/2012 6:17:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    If there's anything the Newtown massacre has proven, it's that school zones billed as "gun-free" cannot be guaranteed to thus be. They're only virtually certain to be good-guy-gun-free. And it's time for this symbolism-over-substance policy to end. The fact is that we're making the good easy prey for the wicked, and this has been acknowledged by some current and former law-enforcement officials. As Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police Jim Kouri writes: ******** [F]ormer police detective Mike Snopes believes that gun free zones invite killers. "The killer in [Newtown] came armed for...
  • States with No Income Tax Grow Faster and Create More Jobs

    12/16/2012 6:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchells
    One of the key ways of controlling state and local tax burdens, according to this map from the Tax Foundation, is to not have an income tax. But that’s not too surprising. States have just a couple of ways of generating significant tax revenue, so it stands to reason that states without an income tax would have relatively low tax burdens.Light-blue states have no broad-based income tax The more important question is whether this approach leads to better economic performance. The evidence is pretty clear that zero-income-tax states grow faster and create more jobs.I’ve already shared some important research on...
  • The unbearable lightness of the Second Amendment [Mega-barf Alert!]

    12/16/2012 6:03:03 AM PST · by jjotto · 28 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | December 16, 2012 | Boaz Bismuth
    It is uncommon to see an American president and an entire nation weep. It is also rare to hear about 20 precious children (and six adults) being gunned down at a school for no reason. But in America, horrific and senseless mass killings are not unusual and Americans cannot understand why they happen. Every so often (Columbine High School, Virginia Tech and the Colorado movie theater), a mass killing causes us to once again write about the unbearable ease at which lives were taken. There have been 31 school shootings in America since the Columbine massacre in 1999. Why? That...
  • What We Can Do and What We Cannot Do

    12/16/2012 5:53:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Paul Jacob
    December 16, 2012 When 20 kindergartners and first-graders and six adults are senselessly slaughtered at a small town elementary school by a heavily armed lunatic, it’s normal to want to do something — anything — to help make certain such a horrific event never happens again. But “never again” has proven a very difficult, if not impossible, standard to achieve. Pass any number of new laws — the problem will remain that Adam Lanza, and other killers like him, don’t obey such laws. We might force a background check or establish a more thorough one before a person may buy...
  • Mythbusting: Israel and Switzerland are not gun-toting utopias. (BARF.)

    12/16/2012 5:40:20 AM PST · by CommieCutter · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2012 | Ezra Klein
    My post “12 facts about guns and mass shootings” included a mention of Israel and Switzerland, societies where guns are reputed to be widely available, but where gun violence is rare. Janet Rosenbaum, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center School, has actually researched this question, and she wrote to tell me I had it wrong. We spoke shortly thereafter on the phone. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows. Ricky Carioti — The Washington Post Ezra Klein: Israel and Switzerland are often mentioned...
  • A Smart Conservative Position on War on Drugs

    12/16/2012 5:35:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Mandatory sentences breed injustice," Judge Roger Vinson told the New York Times. A Ronald Reagan appointee to the federal bench in Florida, Vinson was railing against a federal system that forced him to sentence a 27-year-old single mother to prison life without parole because her dealer ex-boyfriend had stored cocaine in her house. Note to D.C. Republicans: This would be a great time to take on the excesses of the war on drugs. The Times was writing about conservatives, including Jeb Bush and former Watergate conspirator Chuck Colson, who advocate for smarter, more humane incarceration policies under the rubric "Right...
  • The Federal Government is Guilty Accomplice in School Shooting in Newtown Connecticut

    12/16/2012 5:34:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Oathkeepers
    This shooting is yet another tragic example of the failed, grotesque insistence on helpless victim zones where any crazed gunman can be assured of a large number of disarmed, undefended, helpless victims, all crammed into one place, where he can kill many children before an armed defender arrives from elsewhere. It is disturbing and sick that the federal government so hates the right of the American people to bear arms, and so hates their natural right to self defense, that the government insists on making them helpless, disarmed victims for anyone who cares to kill them. And in this case,...
  • Exit polls: LDP projected to win Japan election

    12/16/2012 5:32:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    The Liberal Democrat Party was poised to return to power in Japan on Sunday, with exit polls projecting a sweeping victory in the general election. Exit polls from CNN affiliate NHK show that the Liberal Democrat Party, or LDP -- led by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe -- won the majority of votes in the country's lower house election. The projected results, which indicate the party captured at least 275 of 480 house seats, would give the party another stab at power three years after it was unceremoniously dumped for the Democrat Party of Japan, or DPJ.
  • Man uses gun to save tow truck driver's life(IN)

    12/16/2012 5:21:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    fox59.com ^ | 12 December, 2012 | na
    Indianapolis As a tow truck driver lay pinned between a car and a metal wire, it was a passerby's quick thinking that saved his life. Jamaryon Middlebrooks was driving along North Emerson on a Sunday night when a frantic person waved him off the side of the road. Middlebrooks found a chaotic scene, as the tow truck driver went unconscious and witnesses described him turning blue. "He wasn't breathing. ... They felt a pulse but that was about it," Middlebrooks said. Middlebrooks made a split-second decision, grabbing his handgun out of his truck and firing nine shots at the chain,...
  • New Rule: All Teachers Should Be Required to Carry Guns

    12/16/2012 5:17:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Doug Giles
    My heart is sick. I feel so sorry for the children who were murdered, as well as the parents and loved ones of the slain kids and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. All of us here in the U.S.—who still have a soul—pray for those whose lives were just senselessly shattered. But imagine if at least one teacher (with a concealed weapons permit) had their .40-caliber Glock with them, locked and loaded, when this weed Adam Lanza began his murderous mayhem Friday on the Sandy Hook Elementary School campus. What would have happened differently? Would...
  • Eric “Mexican Drug Guns” Holder Wants to Discuss How to Ban Guns in a Responsible Way

    12/16/2012 5:07:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Lately it seems like our leaders constantly want to “discuss” things with us. It used to be that principals and doctors would want to “discuss” things with us, like our grades or lack of exercise. Now everyone single time there’s a crackdown it begins with a “serious discussion”. Attorney General Eric Holder made remarks a short time ago on the tragic school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, where a 20-year-old gunman killed 20 children and six adults. Holder appeared to suggest the country’s gun laws may need to be looked at more closely in the wake of the latest mass shooting....
  • Corporate Tax Crash Created By Dems Lame Duck Act

    12/16/2012 5:01:31 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | John Ransom
    Canetoad wrote: Let's see, Corporate tax receipts as a share of profits are at their lowest rate in forty years. Somethings got to give and it shouldn't be the middle class.- World Begins to Heal with Taxes on Rich January 1st Dear Comrade Mr. Toad,Did I ever tell you how much I loved your Wild Ride at Disney when I was a kid?I really did.You are on to something here. Of course, you’re liberal and the fact that you have a point is accidental and unintentional. But you have made an effective case why tax rates on corporations should be...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 December 2012

    12/16/2012 5:01:17 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 115 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 December 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 16th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Dannel Malloy, D-Conn.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Malloy; Connecticut state police Lt. Paul Vance; Sens. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): Malloy; Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; Reps. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Mayor Pedro Segarra of Hartford, Conn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Live coverage of...
  • Latest Video From Terry Jones (Threat Warning May Incite Violence)

    12/16/2012 4:10:03 AM PST · by BCW · 9 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | 15 DEC 2012 | Stand Up America Now
    The Innocent Prophet is the film that will help Muslims know the true face of Muhammad, as the creator of the false religion of Islam to achieve his own goals. It's time to clear all doubts and accept that Muhammad was not a prophet but was a mobster, murderer, abuser of children and a self-proclaimed prophet.
  • Tragedy and Exploitation – The Progressive Way

    12/16/2012 4:01:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I’ll leave it to others better suited to comment on the horror of Friday afternoon in Newtown, Conn. I am not yet a parent and would not presume to understand the emotions involved in something like this. But on the media reaction and exploitation that followed the horrific news, I will comment. Simply put, it was disgusting. I’ve said before how progressives will exploit anyone and anything to advance their agenda, but I’d always thought there was a line, somewhere, of decency they wouldn’t cross. I was wrong. With the blood of the victims still wet, progressives began their...
  • The Newtown Tragedy

    12/16/2012 3:51:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    As the mother of five-year-old twins in a small town not too far from New York city, yesterday's events in Newtown hit close to home -- literally and figuratively.  It's hard to imagine the depths of shock, sorrow and anguish rippling throughout our community in the wake of yesterday's hideous crime. It is a terrible, terrible thing to be reminded, once again, of how powerful, how senseless and how ugly the face of evil can seem.  It is terrible even to have to acknowledge that such evil exists in the world.  But it does, and there's no use in hiding...
  • U.S., rebels urge gloomy Moscow to help oust Assad

    12/16/2012 3:06:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Oliver Holmes
    "We want to commend the Russian government for finally waking up to the reality and acknowledging that the regime's days are numbered," the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said after a senior Kremlin envoy conceded publicly on Thursday that Assad's opponents could win the 20-month-old civil war. "The question now is, will the Russian government join those of us in the international community who are working with the opposition to try to have a smooth democratic transition?" U.S. spokeswoman Victoria Nuland added in Washington... ...rebel political leader Mouaz al-Khatib said he believed Russia, ally and arms supplier to the Assad dynasty...
  • Howie Carr thread Dec 16-31, 2012

    12/16/2012 2:34:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 12/16/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the final 2 weeks of the year starting with his Sunday Boston Herald columnm
  • Hard-Line Israeli Foreign Minister Resigns [Avigdor Lieberman]

    12/16/2012 2:27:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012 | Jodi Rudoren
    Born in Moldova, Mr. Lieberman enjoys wide support among Israel's one million immigrants from the former Soviet Union. He lives in a West Bank settlement considered illegal under international law, and he is perhaps the government's harshest critic of President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, having called for his ouster and denounced as "diplomatic terrorism" his recent bid for upgraded Palestinian status at the United Nations. Polls have consistently shown that Mr. Lieberman's joint ticket with Mr. Netanyahu, known here as Likud Beiteinu, is expected to receive up to 40 of the 120 seats in Israel's next Parliament, by...
  • Syria opposition forms body to preserve state institutions

    12/16/2012 2:13:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Tom Pfeiffer
    Syrian government defectors and opposition figures formed a body on Saturday that would step in to prevent the collapse of state institutions if President Bashar al-Assad is overthrown. The Free National Gathering was formed largely by members and supporters of Syria's opposition coalition, which was recognized this week by 114 countries as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. Among them are several high-level defectors such as former Prime Minister Riyad Hijab who are concerned that, were Assad to fall, his opponents would turn upon government employees who did not take part in the country's 21-month uprising, causing the disintegration...
  • Russia and Its Syrian Debacle: When the Enemy of My Friend Becomes My Friend

    12/16/2012 1:58:02 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Time ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012 | Simon Shuster
    On the night of Nov. 29... Riad Darar, a former imam and one of the leading members of the group known as the National Coordination Committee (NCC), sat at the table sipping juice and nibbling on a quesadilla. In Syria, his group is viewed among the rest of the opposition as Assad collaborators... On Dec. 13, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov//became the first senior government official to publicly state that Assad's downfall looks imminent... The next day, the ministry denied that Bogdanov had made any "statements or special interviews for journalists"... After months of vetting rebel groups for possible links...