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  • Flashback: Harvey Weinstein Calls for Filmmaker Summit on Violence in Movies (Tarantino's boss!)

    12/17/2012 5:00:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/26/12 | Pamela McClintock
    Weinstein, an avid Obama supporter, cites lack of gun control as the real culprit behind the Colorado theater shooting and says it's time for Hollywood to examine its part in perpetuating real-life events. Speaking to The Huffington Post, Weinstein called for a filmmaker summit in the wake of last week's theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that left at least a dozen dead and 58 wounded. "I think as filmmakers we should sit down -- the Marty Scorseses, the Quentin Tarantinos and hopefully all of us who deal in violence in movies -- and discuss our role in that," Weinstein said.
  • Gun Free Zones: An article by Tom Givens.

    12/17/2012 4:56:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Tom Givens
    Reposted from Tom Givens: In the wake of the tragic, horrific slaughter of innocent school children in Connecticut, there has been a renewed cry for more gun control laws. This stems from the natural need to “do something” when a tragedy of this proportion occurs. I agree we need to do something, but the “something” I want is a bit different. The “Gun Free Schools Act of 1994” made it a federal crime to possess a firearm on any school property. Many states enacted similar legislation at the state level, as the federal act required them to do so or...
  • .223 cannot even be used to hunt big game in Washington state (too small of a caliber)

    Big game, except cougar, must be hunted with a minimum of .24 caliber (6mm) centerfire rifle. Cougar may be hunted with a .22 caliber centerfire rifle. Rimfire rifles are not legal for big game. We are now hearing 24/7 ad nauseum about how the AR-15 is practically a WMD according to the media.....yet in Washington state it is not even allowed for hunting because the caliber is too small to be considered ethical. Information like this needs to get out there.
  • Fayyad Urges Arab Nations to Follow Up on 'Safety Net'

    12/17/2012 4:49:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad urged Arab League nations on Sunday to make good on $100 million a month in pledged "safety net" funds, warning that his government was facing a "dangerous" financial crisis. "I have nothing left to do but to urge our Arab brothers to activate this net, because until this point there has been no movement to deliver the $100 million," Fayyad told reporters at a briefing in his Ramallah office, according to AFP. "If this safety net is not activated quickly, I'll call for an emergency Arab summit to discuss financial situation because it's a...
  • Hawaii: Governor to Appoint Democrat to Serve Until 2014

    12/17/2012 4:47:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, will have a limited choice of successors to appoint to succeed the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. According to Hawaii election official, the governor will choose from a list of three candidates submitted to him by the state Democratic Party. The appointee will serve until November 2014, when a special election will be held to fill the final two years of Inouye’s current term.
  • Clinton tells lawmakers she is open to testifying on Benghazi in future (2017?)

    12/17/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Clinton tells lawmakers she is open to testifying on Benghazi in futureBy Julian Pecquet - 12/17/12 01:58 PM ET Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate foreign affairs panels on Monday to tell them she may testify in future on the Benghazi attack, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. Clinton was expected to testify at a hearing this Thursday but will be sending her two deputies, William Burns and Thomas Nides, after contracting a stomach virus and suffering a concussion during a fall last weekend. Thursday's hearing will be preceded by a closed-door...
  • Get Ready For the Costs and Chaos of Obamacare

    12/17/2012 4:36:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Byron York
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was widely mocked when she said of Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” At the time, March 2010, Pelosi's words accurately described the Democrats' just-get-it-done approach to passing a national health care bill. But now it turns out Pelosi was wrong. In fact, we have to implement Obamacare so that you can find out what is in it. Amid the other momentous events coming in 2013 -- bitter fights over federal spending, debt, entitlements and immigration -- the biggest story of the year, and of...
  • Turkish Archives Show Genocide Planning By Central Government: Scholar

    12/17/2012 4:35:33 PM PST · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    aina.org ^ | 15DEC12 | Not Listed
    A capacity audience gathered to hear Prof. Taner Akçam speak about his most recent book, The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Arenian Mirror Spectator reports. Akçam is the only scholar of Turkish descent who chairs an Armenian studies department and one of only a handful of Armenian Genocide scholars researching in the Turkish archives. He has mined the archives extensively, with his latest book significantly contributing to the field. "At the risk of sounding immodest, this is a first...
  • Livni: Netanyahu Cuasing Great National Damage

    12/17/2012 4:35:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12
    Tzipi Livni responded...to the final approval of 1500 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo. "The Ramat Shlomo construction represents everything that is problematic in the Netanyahu government. Housing priority is given to Haredim under the guise of national interest which infuriates the world against us and puts Jerusalem under a magnifying glass and international questions. Great national damage."
  • Fundraising page to find Steven Crowder’s assailant has been ‘frozen’(Michigan union thug update)

    12/17/2012 4:31:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12-17-2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Fundraising page to find Steven Crowder’s assailant has been ‘frozen’ Twitchy Staff-5:33 pm on December 17, 2012 Last week, Dana Loesch announced that a fundraising page had been set up to raise reward money for information about the union thug who assaulted Steven Crowder. Donors had pooled together over $7000. But this afternoon, Loesch revealed that the page has been taken down essentially without explanation... Loesch writes on her blog that Indiegogo, the fundraising platform, has flagged and “frozen” the campaign. So far, according to Loesch, no word on the reason for the freeze, nor has Indiegogo made clear whether...
  • McDonald’s Asks Franchisees To Celebrate Christmas By Staying Open On Dec. 25

    12/17/2012 4:31:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    In an attempt to continue bouncing back from an almost unheard-of dip in sales during October, the folks at McDonald’s have asked franchisees to not close down during the holidays this year. According to Ad Age, which obtained some leaked internal memos from Golden Arches HQ, the push to stay open regardless of what the calendar says began almost immediately after the company announced a 2.2% decline in sales for October. “Starting with Thanksgiving, ensure your restaurants are open throughout the holidays,” reads a memo sent on Nov. 8 by McDonald’s USA Chief Operating Officer to franchisees. “Our largest holiday...
  • Anti-gun activists hold protests in DC (Watch the Video)

    12/17/2012 4:30:57 PM PST · by lward99 · 25 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 12/13/12 | Bob Barnard
    "Arm the teachers! Arm the principals!" yelled one man from a second-floor window nearby. Larry Ward, who says he is a father of two young children and lives in Virginia, later came down to confront the protestors on the street. "This principal in the school tried to defend the children and was killed for it," Ward told us. "But if the principal tried to defend the children with a gun, perhaps (she) could have saved many lives."
  • Rock blasting set on drought-plagued Miss. River

    12/17/2012 4:28:12 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 17, 2012 | JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Barge operators along a key stretch of the Mississippi River braced Monday for months of restricted shipping as crews prepared to begin blasting large rock formations that are impeding navigation on the drought-plagued waterway. Contractors from Iowa and Ohio could begin drilling holes into the troublesome Mississippi River bedrock south of St. Louis and detonating explosives inserted inside as early as Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers said. They expect to remove enough rock to fill about 50 dump trucks, possibly more. The demolition of the massive formations near Thebes, Ill., coincides with an unusual move...
  • Conservatives complain Sandy bill includes millions in unrelated spending (loot for American Samoa?)

    12/17/2012 4:25:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/12 | Erik Wasson, Kevin Bogardus
    Conservatives complain Sandy bill includes millions in unrelated spendingBy Erik Wasson and Kevin Bogardus - 12/17/12 12:33 PM ET Conservative groups say the Senate’s $60.4 billion Hurricane Sandy supplemental bill is loaded with millions of dollars in spending unrelated to damage from the devastating storm. The bill includes $2 million to fix museum roofs in Washington, D.C.; $100 million for Head Start centers; $348 million for damage to parks, including the Statue of Liberty’s island; and $4 million to repair the Kennedy Space Center and other launch sites. It also includes funding for commercial fisheries disasters for as far away...
  • Knesset Member Hanon: Israel Must “Bring Down” Hamas for Lasting Peace

    12/17/2012 4:23:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:57 PM | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, declared in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV that Israel must ultimately “bring down the Hamas regime” to secure peace in the Middle East. “We know it’s temporary. We will have to take action,” Danon, a rising Israeli political star, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “It’s a matter of time until we do. But, unfortunately, when you have such forces, which are full of hatred and enticement, it’s only a matter of time until we will continue with the hatred again. And when you look at Gaza today, you don’t have any...
  • Harry Reid: All Options on the Table on Gun Control

    12/17/2012 4:12:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:27 PM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The U.S. Congress must examine what can be done to respond to the Connecticut school shooting, including possibly new legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday. Reid told the Senate he agreed with President Barack Obama that no one law could erase evil, but added “we need to accept the reality that we are not doing enough to protect our citizens.” The remarks were significant coming from Reid, a Democrat from Nevada who during Obama’s first term opposed reviving a ban on assault weapons. … “In the coming days and weeks we’ll engage in a meaningful conversation and...
  • Shortage of critical care paediatric beds,doctors warn

    12/17/2012 3:59:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | December 17,2012 | BBC
    The NHS is facing a shortage of beds to treat critically-ill children,doctors warn.The Paediatric Intensive Care Society and three other medical organisations say all 29 units in the UK are running close to capacity due to a surge in seasonal respiratory illness. The Department of Health is expected to release additional money to help hospitals with winter pressures.On Monday there were 10-20 unoccupied beds available.During the previous week, there were days when virtually all of the beds were full - although doctors stress no child came to any harm as a result.Services stretchedMedics say paediatric services are working hard to...
  • Stoney the horse back in action after incident with Charlie the dog

    12/17/2012 3:51:58 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | December 16, 2012 | Andrea Koskey
    Charlie the death row dog is the talk of the town, but the American Staffordshire terrier’s victim is mending his wounds and has finally returned to work after more than two months off. Stoney, the horse who was bitten by Charlie in August, is a retired thoroughbred. He joined the U.S. National Park Service mounted patrol four years ago in Washington, D.C., before transferring to San Francisco in May with his rider, Officer Eric Evans. Evans, who trained Stoney, has been a horse trainer for the Park Service for years. He’s been with the U.S. Park Police for 23 years...
  • Quentin Tarantino: Don't Blame Violent Movies for Newtown Shooting Tragedy

    12/17/2012 3:50:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    E Online ^ | 12/17/12 | Rebecca Macatee
    Don't blame Quentin Tarantino for Friday's tragic Newtown, Conn., shooting. The Django Unchained director is tired of having to defend his use of violence in film. "I just think, you know, there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the playmakers," he said Saturday at a press junket, per the BBC. "It's a Western. Give me a break."
  • Conscience, Not Guns

    12/17/2012 3:48:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 18, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    From the moment Americans learned of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last Friday, the entire left — editorialists, columnists, broadcasters, politicians — used the occasion to promote one idea: gun control. For the left, the primary reason for just about all American gun murders is the availability of guns. I have no interest in debating gun control here. I only wish to ask the left one question: We have a massive system of drug control laws. Yet, the left is the first to argue that the war on drugs has been a failure. And whether or not one deems...
  • The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis

    12/17/2012 3:27:19 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-17-2012 | Mac Slavo - Daisy Luther
    The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis Daisy Luther December 17th, 2012 The Organic Prepper This article has been generously shared with our community by long-time contributor Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper. First of all, where is the headquarters of this “Doomsday Preppers Movement” I’ve been reading about? And where can I sign up? I didn’t realize there was an organized movement, one deserving of capital letters. Who is the leader of this “movement”? I’d like to meet him (or her) immediately! The propaganda machine is not only going after guns in the wake of...
  • Silver Star Families of America Update on Lance Corporal Hammar

    12/17/2012 3:20:27 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 29 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    New pictured released
  • Yucca Mountain: A Post-Mortem

    12/17/2012 3:16:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Adam J. White
    Department of Energy Imagine the following scenario: The President of the United States delivers a speech on nuclear energy. With gasoline prices high and oil being imported from unfriendly countries, the president says that “a more abundant, affordable, and secure energy future” will be a crucial part of getting the nation out of its economic slump. “One of the best potential sources of new electrical energy supplies in the coming decades,” the president notes, “is nuclear power.” But there are obstacles: Nuclear power has become entangled in a morass of regulations that do not enhance safety but that do cause...
  • Saudi rights activist faces apostasy charge

    12/17/2012 3:14:26 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 17, 2012
    A Saudi court on Monday referred a rights activist to a higher court for alleged apostasy, a charge that could lead to the death penalty ... ... Sharia Islamic law strictly applied in Saudi Arabia stipulates death as a punishment for apostasy, but defendants are usually given the chance to repent and escape being beheaded. Saudi blogger Hamza Kashgari was deported in February from Malaysia to the kingdom and is being held in jail to face charges of blasphemy over Twitter comments deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed. Kashgari's comments triggered a wave of calls to execute him, although he...
  • A Call To Ban Steak Knives

    12/17/2012 3:14:02 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 62 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 5/2005 | BBC news
    A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all. They consulted 10 top chefs from...
  • Chuck Todd On Republican Opinion Of Guns: That's "A Different America" (video)

    12/17/2012 3:12:29 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHUCK TODD: The problem is there is public opinion in general and there's public opinion in the Republican congressional districts, which is a different America. Anyway, thank you all. (MSNBC's Daily Rundown, December 17, 2012)
  • Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    12/17/2012 3:07:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 123 replies
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  • The Communist Party USA echoes President Obama's call for more gun control

    12/17/2012 2:57:34 PM PST · by FL2012 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    While most of the nation is still reeling from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and continues to mourn the innocent victims, others are already working to exploit the horrific event for political gain. After all, as President Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once infamously said, "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste" because a crisis provides an "opportunity to do things that you think [sic] you could not do before."
  • Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting

    12/17/2012 2:50:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting By Pete Kasperowicz - 12/17/12 02:57 PM ET Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday afternoon resumed his call for a federal "Department of Peace," which he said is needed to counteract a "cultural matrix" in the United States that produces violence. "On a global level, this type of thinking justified war and brings the slaughter of innocents. Nationally, it sows seeds for murder," he said on the House floor. "Yet war abroad and violence at home are not inevitable. We have it within our power to recreate America today." "Let...
  • Oregon State Rep. Proposes Arming Teachers To Prevent Shootings (video)

    12/17/2012 2:46:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    STATE REP. DENNIS RICHARDSON, (R-OREGON): Well, it's been 13 years since the tragedy in Columbine, almost 6 years since Virginia Tech, and now we all mourn the massacre that occurred in Connecticut last Friday. We cannot continue to be passive when the only person who's armed in a school shooting situation is the shooter himself, the psychopath. What I'm suggesting is that we have campus responders, two or three volunteers, that are on the staff, whether administrators or teachers or staff members, hopefully maybe prior military, prior law enforcement, but people who are trained who will be armed. And when...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, December-17-2012

    12/17/2012 2:24:33 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 56 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud

    12/17/2012 2:19:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:56 EST, 16 December 2012 | James Rush
    Muslim Brotherhood claims to be in lead with 56 percent of “yes” votesRights groups call for repeat of votes as counting “took place in darkness”120,000 army troops deployed to help the police protect polling stationsEgyptians voted narrowly in favor of a controversial new constitution yesterday amid accusations of widespread ballot box violations. … Representatives of the seven (rights) groups charged that there was insufficient supervision by judges in Saturday’s vote in 10 of Egypt’s 27 provinces and independent monitors were prevented from witnessing vote counts. The representatives told a news conference that they had reports of individuals falsely identifying...
  • Connecticut statutes - it was ALREADY BANNED!!

    12/17/2012 2:11:58 PM PST · by djf · 43 replies
    Connecticut gov website ^ | N/A | CT State
    I just checked on what Connecticut law says about firearms. Now, I don't agree with the law particularly. But I did find this: CHAPTER 943 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND SAFETY Sec. 53-202a. Assault weapons: Definition. (1) Any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user or any of the following specified semiautomatic firearms: Algimec Agmi; Armalite AR-180; Australian Automatic Arms SAP Pistol; Auto-Ordnance Thompson type; Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-47 type; Barrett Light-Fifty model 82A1; Beretta AR-70; Bushmaster Auto Rifle and Auto Pistol; Calico models M-900, M-950 and 100-P; Chartered Industries of Singapore...
  • A ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is near: Here are the details

    12/17/2012 2:11:44 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 130 replies
    Washington Post - Wonkblog ^ | 17 Dec 12 | Erza Klein
    <p>All at once, a “fiscal cliff” deal seems to be coming together. Speaker John Boehner’s latest offer doesn’t go quite far enough for the White House to agree, but it goes far enough that many think they can see the agreement taking shape.</p>
  • Mayor Of San Juan Capistrano Attacked On City Street

    12/17/2012 2:05:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 17, 2012 10:49 AM
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBSLA.com) — The mayor of San Juan Capistrano is recovering Monday after being attacked while walking with his wife over the weekend. Mayor John Taylor and his wife were leaving a Christmas event around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the attack happened, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said. The couple was walking along Old Los Rios and Del Obispo Streets when they heard someone walking behind them, authorities said. As Taylor and his wife moved off to the side, Taylor was punched in the face and knocked to the ground by two heavy-set Hispanic suspects. The men continued...
  • The student debt explosion: Higher education bubble threatens to add to nation’s economic woes

    12/17/2012 2:05:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/17/2012
    President Obama and members of Congress have spent so much that the federal debt is headed toward $16.4 trillion. Those lawmakers must be using budgetary skills they picked up in college, as undergrads around the nation are racking up red ink at a record pace. Student loan debt jumped $42 billion last quarter, the New York Federal Reserve reported last week, bringing the total owed to about $1 trillion. That’s more than Americans owe on automobile loans or credit cards, and school bills have become so large that many have found themselves unable to pay. The official student loan delinquency...
  • Congrats, Barry. US falls out of top 10 most prosperous nations

    12/17/2012 1:59:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rick Moran
    You know that period between sleep and wakefulness where you're not quite sure you're still dreaming? I read this blog item at Powerline and had the exact same reaction: Via InstaPundit, we learn that for the first time, the United States does not rank as one of the world's ten most prosperous nations, as rated by London's Legatum Institute. The authors of the report found that the U.S.'s slippage is being driven by "a decline in the number of US citizens who believe that hard work will get them ahead." Well, they're right: in Barack Obama's America, hard work...
  • Feds Run Amok With Arroyo Over-Regulation

    12/17/2012 1:53:53 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Dec 16 2012 | Albuquerque Journal
    To paraphrase, the arroyo to hell is paved with good intentions, illegally dumped garbage, dead trees and underbrush. Just ask Peter and Françoise Smith. They had the audacity to clear debris out of the arroyo on their property behind their home, off N.M. 14 southwest of Santa Fe. Peter Smith says “people dumped garbage down there, and there was a beetle infestation that took out a lot of the pińon.” He says the estimated 600 dead trees presented a fire hazard and the non-native “salt cedar was getting to the point it was so thick you couldn’t walk through it....
  • MSNBC Host: Right to Work Came From 'Segregationist White Supremacist South'

    12/17/2012 1:52:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    MSNBC Host: Right to Work Came From 'Segregationist White Supremacist South' By Elizabeth Harrington December 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said on Sunday he is “uncomfortable” using the phrase “right-to-work” because it has its origins in the “segregationist white supremacist south.” “I’m not going to use the phrase [right to work] that is commonly used because it is such a ridiculous—let me just give people a little bit of history here,” Hayes said on his show, “Up With Chris Hayes.” He made the comment in connection with Michigan’s new right-to-work law. “The phrase is coined by a guy...
  • Vanity - An Attempt at a Concise Gun Control Argument

    12/17/2012 1:33:24 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 49 replies
    12/17/12 | dagogo redux
    Historically, the world’s worst gun violence against fellow citizens has overwhelmingly occurred when the military and police forces of would be tyrants were not balanced by an adequately armed citizenry.
  • In Recent Years, a Drop in Public Support for Gun Control Laws

    12/17/2012 1:23:10 PM PST · by An Old Man · 41 replies
    Tecaucus ^ | MARJORIE CONNELLY
    Support for gun control measures has steadily dropped over the last decade, and previous mass shootings had little effect on public opinion about gun laws. It is too early to tell if the age and the number of the victims in the killings in Newtown, Conn., will now have an impact on attitudes toward gun control.
  • Richard Engel: NBC News Correspondent Reportedly Missing In Syria Since

    12/17/2012 1:12:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Richard Engel has reportedly gone missing in Syria, with the NBC News foreign correspondent out of touch since last Thursday. Reports of EngelÂ’s disappearance have come from Turkish news sources, which also note that a Turkish journalist working with Engel, Aziz AkyavaĹź, has also gone missing. Engel had been reporting on the ongoing conflict between rebels and forces backing President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/17/2012 1:08:04 PM PST · by Faith · 28 replies
    December 17, 2012 | Faith
    Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His Name Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover Columbia University ROTC office

    12/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be...
  • Let’s Have That Conversation About Guns

    12/17/2012 1:03:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | Kurt Schlichter
    For once I agree with liberals. It’s high time to have a conversation about guns. Let’s start with the problem that there are far too few guns on our streets. Wait, we can’t have that conversation. In fact, we’re not supposed to have what people might commonly describe as a “conversation” at all. We’re supposed to shut-up and listen as liberals, barely masking their unseemly delight at the opportunity, try to pin the murder rampage of one degenerate creep on millions of law-abiding Americans who did nothing wrong. The conversation is then supposed to end with us waiving our fundamental...
  • Senator's daughter pleads guilty to harassment

    12/17/2012 12:49:52 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/17/12 | DOUGLAS MONTERO
    The NYPD daughter of state Sen. Ruben Diaz -- sister of the Bronx Borough President -- pled guilty today to harassment for keying her ex-boyfriend’s car in August when he wanted to end the relationship. Sgt. Damaris Diaz, 43, who has been with the Police Department since 1993, also agreed to pay fellow cop Edward Vasquez $841.14 for the damage and spend eight days in a domestic violence program.
  • I Don't Pretend to Have the Answers

    12/17/2012 12:47:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I think all of this, folks, is missing the point. The discussion that we're having here on this is missing the point. What if somebody were to say to you, "You can't stop these things from happening"? "They've happened throughout human history. Mass murder, criminals, evil people. You can't stop them. They're going to be there. There isn't a fix. Not a pure fix." What do you think people's reaction to that would be? (interruption) Well, it'd be stronger than, "We have to try." It would be, "We gotta get people stop listening to Limbaugh," but fact...
  • Human rights is reduced to a beef about beer and wings

    12/17/2012 12:37:11 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 43 replies
    National Post ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kelly McParland
    The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to hear a complaint against a restaurant chain that sells a beer called Albino Rhino, because a woman who suffers albinism considers it offensive, thus proving once again that society has lost all ability to solve small problems without turning them into big ones. In this case, as is often the situation, both parties in the dispute have valid enough arguments – if you’re determined to have an argument. Ikponwosa Ero, a 31-year-old immigrant from Nigeria, says Earls restaurants’ Albino rhino and wings combo is no different than offering an “Alzheimer’s appetizer,” or...
  • The Left Won't Allow Facts to Get in the Way of Their Agenda

    12/17/2012 12:29:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The deadliest school attack in this country -- deadliest school attack in American history -- was in 1927. That was the Bath School murders. Thirty-eight children and seven adults were killed, including the killer himself. Oh. He didn't use guns. He used dynamite. That's right. No guns were used in the deadliest school attack in American history. But some people would say, "Well, wait a minute, Rush. What about Waco? Waco holds the record." Yeah, that wasn't technically a school. But at Waco, 74 men, women, and children died (including 12 children under the age of five)....
  • 'Tea party' Group Fights for Islamic Causes

    12/17/2012 12:26:05 PM PST · by wesagain · 21 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 17, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Far from being the lock-step GOP ground troop some in the media have suggested it is, the tea-party movement includes people of many different ideologies … but this element is most unusual. WND has discovered a Muslim activist organization that claims to be working from within the tea party to counter the movement’s “Islamophobia.” The group Muslims4Liberty, however, also decries American “greatness,” accuses the U.S. of “war crimes,” espouses seemingly anti-Israel ideology and slams the “evangelical and conservative Jewish bloc” of the Republican party. The radical left Center for American Progress, or CAP, actually promotes Muslims4Liberty as a small organization...