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  • Waiting for Godot----er,I mean, Jobs---

    12/19/2012 7:37:43 AM PST · by Be Careful · 8 replies
    December 19, 2012 | self
    Absurd and Existential...by Samuel Beckett and referred to as possibly the most important play of the 20th century, it presents a powerful metaphor for the OBAMA ELECTORAL BLOC who is sure that JOBS/GODOT will be arriving any moment....no plan in place The dithering and senseless behavior of the two primary characters who wait for Godot represent Longterm Unemployment Benefits.....a distraction and placeholder Problem today is, the OBAMA BLOC actually believes that Obama wants to create jobs......the last laugh really is on them, tragically at our civilization's expense
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 19,2012

    12/19/2012 7:37:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 86 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 19,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List!
  • The Peanuts of Politics

    12/19/2012 7:36:44 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 6 replies
    Charles Schultz was rather shrewd with his cartoon strips of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown to kick. Nothing encapsulates and mocks better the chicanery of the political processes of our government. Of course Nancy Pelosi is Lucy. Or it could be Harry Reid or Obama or any democrat or media hack. They draw lines in the sand just to draw another when stepped across. The ball will always be yanked on our republican Charlie Browns. Boehner is our Charlie Brown of the moment. Surely, Lucy won’t yank the ball if I propose the same taxes on the rich...
  • Harmless Entertainment? Viewing realistic violence dulls our capacity for compassion.

    12/19/2012 7:34:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2012 | Mona Charen
    In the wake of past mass shootings, when the “national conversation” has focused exclusively on guns, I have argued that our appallingly inadequate mental-health system was a better subject of reform. At least half of the shooters in the rampage killings that are ripping our hearts out are young men with serious mental illnesses, and our system has neither the legal nor the financial resources to get them the treatment and restraint that they, and we, desperately need. This time, mental-health reform has received passing mention, along with the usual pleas for gun control, better security at schools, and so...
  • Would more teachers with guns make schools safer?

    12/19/2012 7:31:39 AM PST · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Andrew Adams
    SALT LAKE CITY — More guns in the hands of teachers and administrators could effectively make schools safer and better prepared for active shooters, a Utah gun instructor said. It's in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 20 children and six workers dead. It's also as state school districts are reviewing their security policies and lawmakers are expressing interest in revisiting state gun laws. "Just one person with one firearm and perhaps one round of ammunition could have changed the entire outcome of Sandy Hook Elementary," said Clark Aposhian, chair of the Utah...
  • Obama Mocks Tea Party Movement… Says He's Amused by the Tea Party Rallies

    12/19/2012 7:31:06 AM PST · by combat_boots · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15, 2010 | Posted by Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama told fellow democrats today that he’s “amused by the tea party protests.” The Hill reported: President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was “amused” by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies. Obama, addressing a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, did little to endear himself to the Tea Party groups protesting around the country, saying “they should be saying thank you” because of the tax cuts he has signed into law. The president went as far as to say that this week’s special election in Florida, which was won by Democrat Ted...
  • BFA brings facts to an extremely emotional nation following Connecticut killings

    12/19/2012 7:30:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    In the wake of the Auroro, CO "no-guns" theater shooting, Buckeye Firearms Association published an article entitled "How long is too long to wait to defend the Second Amendment?," in which we discussed the dilemma we face each time another deranged lunatic decides to murder as many people as they can in a "no-guns" zone. In the article, I outlined how the media and gun control extremists had begun trying to score political points within just hours after the event. Each time there is another such attack, I explained, we are forced to weigh the dangers of responding too quickly...
  • Obama on Occupy Wall Street: 'We Are on Their Side'

    12/19/2012 7:28:36 AM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Daniel Halper
    In an interview that will be aired tonight on ABC News, President Obama continues to express his commitment to the Occupy Wall Street protesters. “The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded,” Obama tells ABC News. “And that people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their...
  • Can The Last Taxpayer Leaving France Please Turn Out The Lights?

    12/19/2012 7:25:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/29/2012 | Jean-Philippe Delsol
    The fiscal frenzy that has seized French socialists is not only grinding France’s economy to a halt; it is also attacking the very foundations of French society by destroying entrepreneurship and responsibility. Taxes are raining down on French citizens, and the promised shelters often disappear before they have even been introduced. The French government’s 2013 finance bill has announced confiscatory tax rates on incomes and capital gains, and payroll taxes will be increased as well. But the socialists are shooting themselves in the foot, as such tax rates will destroy wealth and drive out entrepreneurs, capital, businesses, and young people....
  • Pictures: Why OWS Protestors are wearing V for Vendetta masks

    12/19/2012 7:24:55 AM PST · by combat_boots · 30 replies
    FirstPost ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Shruti Dhapola
    If one were to look at pictures of the Occupy protests that are spreading in major cities all across the world, the one group of people you can’t afford to miss out are the people wearing the Guy Fawkes masks and holding up quotes from Alan Moore’s famous graphic novel V for Vendetta. So who is Guy Fawkes? Well, he belongs to early 17th century England and was part of the Gun Powder plot in 1605. The Gun powder plot was by a group of English Catholics who wanted to assassinate the protestant King James.The conspirators sought to blow up...
  • Barack Obama is Time's Person of the Year

    12/19/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 35 replies
    HLN ^ | December 19, 2012
    President Barack Obama has been named "Time Magazine" Person of the Year. "Time" says the U.S. is in the middle of big changes and President Obama is the symbol of what they call "a new America." "The Protester" was Person of the Year in 2011. President Obama was also on the cover of this anticipated issue of "Time" back in 2008, the year he was first elected to the White House.
  • Fiscal Cliff's Dirty Secret: It's Not About Taxes At All, But Too Much Spending

    12/19/2012 7:19:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/18/2012 | Sen. Rand Paul
    There's a lot of talk right now about an impending fiscal cliff. But we already went over a cliff economically in this country a long time ago. The current debate over tax hikes is an empty one built upon a false premise. The debate is whether raising tax rates will address our current crisis. The premise is that it is a lack of taxation that has led to the crisis. Both are hopelessly wrong. President Obama's proposed tax increases on the top 2% of earners would fund the federal government for about eight days. Even if we taxed Americans earning...
  • Review board raps State Department for poor security in Benghazi

    12/19/2012 7:18:58 AM PST · by yoe · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    The mandatory State Department internal inquiry into the deadly Sept. 11 terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, slams bureaucrats for “grossly inadequate” security but says that poor leadership could not be punished under department regulations. [snip] The failures, at State’s Diplomatic Security and Near Eastern Affairs Bureaus in Washington, left the diplomatic post with security “that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place,” the report states. [snip]The report does not name any of the officials concerned, but an investigation by House Republicans found that Deputy Assistant Secretary of...
  • Review of Benghazi attack faults ‘grossly’ inadequate security, leadership failures

    12/19/2012 7:17:02 AM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 18 December 2012 | Anne Gearan
    The review of the assault on the mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans faulted systemic failures of leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department, according to an unclassified version posted on the department’s Web site Tuesday night. The report also concluded that, contrary to initial reports by the Obama administration and by media outlets, there was no protest outside the outpost ahead of the attack and that the assault on the diplomatic compound and the CIA annex was carried out by terrorists. In the immediate...
  • Survivalists worry ‘preppers’ will be scapegoated for Newtown shooting

    12/19/2012 7:16:22 AM PST · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    Yahoo! News | The Lookout ^ | 12/19/12 | Liz Goodwino
    Ever since a relative of Newtown, Conn., shooter Adam Lanza suggested that his mother, Nancy Lanza, was a "survivalist" who stockpiled food and weapons, "preppers" have gone online to express concern that they may become targets of unwelcome attention. "She prepared for the worst," Nancy Lanza's sister-in-law, Marsha Lanza, told reporters last weekend. "Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping—are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?"
  • Piers Morgan Calls Pro-Gun Advocate 'Unbelievably Stupid,' 'Dangerous': 'You Shame Your Country'

    12/19/2012 7:16:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 19, 2012 | 08:42 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN's Piers Morgan has been on a rabid anti-gun rant since July's Aurora, Colorado, shootings that has gotten even more venomous after Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. On Tuesday, he rudely and disgracefully tore into guest Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, calling him "an unbelievably stupid man" who's "dangerous," concluding the interview by saying, "You shame your country" (video follows with transcript and commentary): PIERS MORGAN, HOST: The AR-15, as we've now seen from the last three mass shootings in America, Aurora, the shopping mall in Oregon, and now at Sandy...
  • Even An Atrocity Does Not Justify Destroying The Bill Of Rights

    12/19/2012 6:54:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Ralph Benko
    The murder of 20 innocent children and 7 adults in Newtown, Connecticut, horrifies all Americans. President Obama eloquently expressed our collective feelings of “overwhelming grief” and our response to “hug our children a little tighter, and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another.” Progressives now are arguing for stricter gun control. America, however, is founded on the “consent of the governed.” Americans’ sympathy for gun control, when polled by Pew after the Aurora atrocity, was about equally split between the restrictionists and those favoring the protection of the right...
  • Texas gun shop offers free handgun courses to educators

    12/19/2012 6:53:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    kvue.com ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | James Munoz
    Texas gun shop offers free handgun courses to educators by James Muńoz / KENS 5 kvue.com Posted on December 18, 2012 at 10:26 AM Updated yesterday at 3:34 PM SCHERTZ, Texas -- LoneStar Handgun is offering its concealed handgun license course to all teachers free of charge. Josh Felker, who owns the gun shop off I-35 in Schertz, near San Antonio, said his phone has been ringing nonstop since the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. "I don't advocate anybody having to carry a gun; it's having that option," Felker said. "When evil does confront me, I have a fighting chance...
  • Iran claims Israel behind Connecticut school shooting

    12/19/2012 6:46:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | December 18, 2012 | John Roberts
    Scroll down for video) Iran said that the Connecticut school shooting was done by Israeli troops, in order to punish president Obama for his anti-Israel stance and that Adam Lanza is just a scapegoat, according to Iran’s state run news agency. Iran's state media, Press TV, which broadcasts in English, on Tuesday ran a story blaming Israel for the elementary school shooting in Sandy Hook. Press TV has a well earned reputation for incendiary anti-Israel stories and wild conspiracy theories, but even this seems a long stretch for the organization, which maintains an office in Washington DC. Press TV portrays...
  • Free to Choose?

    Americans' affirmation of the "right to choose" is a feature of our national identity. No matter where you go or what you're doing, chances are you are confronted with a plethora of choices. Go to the supermarket and you are confronted with a dizzying array of options for each and every product you wish to buy. Seventeen brands of Greek style yogurt. Forty-five flavors of coffee creamer. Thirty-seven different kinds of peanut butter. The same may be said of cell phone carriers, automobiles, clothing brands... you name it. The freedom of "choice" also figures prominently in the political realm, and...
  • Obamacare could drive Little Sisters of the Poor out of the US

    12/19/2012 6:34:52 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Dedc 19, 2012 | David Martosko
    Obamacare could shut them down A religious order of nuns is concerned about its future presence in the United States because of Obamacare’s impact on its charitable operations. The Little Sisters of the Poor told The Daily Caller that it may not qualify for a long-term exemption from Obamacare’s healthcare mandate. The law requires the order to provide government-approved health insurance to its 300 sisters who tend to the elderly in 30 U.S. cities. The exception is needed, said Sister Constance Carolyn Veit, the Little Sisters’ communications director, because Catholic teaching opposes contraception and medical treatments that cause sterility or...
  • How ObamaCare Stole Christmas

    12/19/2012 6:31:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Matthew Bowman
    In the weeks before Christmas, many Christians read about John the Baptist in the Gospel of Luke. They see that ordinary people came asking John if it was possible for them, too, to prepare the way for the Lord. Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” Soldiers came as well, asking, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be...
  • Republicans put squeeze on Obama in "fiscal cliff" talks

    12/19/2012 6:30:29 AM PST · by crosshairs · 39 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/19/12 | Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustrated by their inability to wring more "fiscal cliff" concessions out of President Barack Obama, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced Tuesday night that they expect to pass their own tax bill as a backup plan to avert the tax hikes and automatic budget cuts set to occur in January. No one expects the bill, which would extend low tax rates except on income of $1 million and above, to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate. President Barack Obama's latest position puts the threshold for income tax hikes at $400,000. While the move, called "Plan B" by...
  • Treasury to Sell G.M. Stake Within 15 Months

    12/19/2012 6:30:10 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 19, 2012 | By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
    The Treasury Department said on Wednesday that it planned to sell off its entire stake in General Motors within 15 months, eliminating another reminder of the bailouts precipitated by the financial crash of 2008. The news comes a week after the Obama administration completely sold off its entire stake in the American International Group, one of the most controversial rescues of the market crisis. According to a plan outlined on Wednesday, the Treasury Department will sell a little less than half of its stake, or 200 million shares, back to General Motors for $5.5 billion by year end. The purchase...
  • Watch: “The Global Food Crisis You Need To Prepare For Is Now Imminent”

    12/19/2012 6:24:05 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-19-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Watch: “The Global Food Crisis You Need To Prepare For Is Now Imminent” Mac Slavo December 19th, 2012 Grocery stores may still be stocked with food and most Americans are still able to keep their family’s fed, but with 50 million Americans requiring government assistance to do so and prices on a seemingly never ending rise, how long will it be before the situation becomes unmanageable? The global food crisis you need to prepare for is now imminent. For the past six years the world has consumed more food than it has produced. As a result, global food reserves are...
  • Robert H. Bork 1927-2012, RIP

    12/19/2012 6:20:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 118 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/12 | Roger Kimball
    Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced, died early this morning from heart complications in a Virginia hospital near his home. He was 84. Bork was a national celebrity. Several years ago, my wife and I visited the Borks in Maine where they had taken a summer house off Somes Sound. I cannot count the times that total strangers would approach us at a lobster shack or park asking to shake the Judge’s hand and to assure him of their admiration and support. Bork’s celebrity was only partly conferred upon him by...
  • On gun control, look to Biden

    12/19/2012 6:18:06 AM PST · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza,
    Editor's note: Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza served as deputy national press secretary of the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 election. (CNN) -- President Obama's poignant speech at Sunday's interfaith vigil in Newtown, Connecticut, set the tone for our mourning. Now, America's path forward will be decided out of the spotlight. The question of whether the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School will linger only in memory or be memorialized by an enduring shift in gun policy can only be answered by the legislature. Incoming Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Diane Feinstein has announced she will introduce an enhanced assault weapons ban on...
  • Occupy Movement Says ‘Violence Will Be Necessary to Achieve Our Goals’

    12/19/2012 6:07:33 AM PST · by combat_boots · 63 replies
    PJM ^ | Oct 11, 2011
    Citizen journalist Ringo captured this speaker at the Occupy Los Angeles camp a few days ago letting the cat out of the bag: After dismissing nonviolence as a dead end, he admits that for the Occupiers to achieve their goals, violence and bloodshed will be necessary: (video) Here’s a transcript, starting at 32 seconds into the video: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution. Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor...
  • GUNDLACH: 'The Real Killer Will Be The Next Recession, And There Will Be One'

    12/19/2012 6:06:07 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-19-2012 | Sam Ro
    GUNDLACH: 'The Real Killer Will Be The Next Recession, And There Will Be One' Sam RoDec. 18, 2012, 5:37 PM Bond god Jeff Gundlach was on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle. Among other things, Gundlach is concerned about the prospect of another recession, which he thinks will happen thanks to spending cuts and tax hikes. We got out of the last recession thanks to the government racking up debt. The next time around, Gundlach thinks that type of fiscal policy won't be tolerated. Here's Gundlach: The real killer is going to be the next recession....
  • Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed(We need any more proof this is a BAD idea?)

    12/19/2012 6:02:46 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/19/12 | B Darby
    The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled “Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,” is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.” In an apparent effort to restrict information to their populace, the Chinese government wrote of...
  • 2012 Year in Review: Puck Daddy’s 10 most memorable hockey images of 2012

    12/19/2012 5:58:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 18 Dec 2012 | Greg Wyshynski
    Through New Year's Eve, your friends at Puck Daddy fondly recall the Year in Hockey for 2012, such as it wasn't. The NHL All-Star Game's Breakaway Challenge competition has become the League's home for prop comedy, and Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane didn't disappoint. With Eminem's "Superman" playing over the ScotiaBank Place speakers, Kane put on a cape and Clark Kent glasses (in complete violation of the character's rules, mind you) during one of his shootout attempts — a concept he came up with 24 hours before the event in Ottawa. Yet when it comes to the Top 10 most...
  • Chuck Hagel as a 'Teachable Moment'

    12/19/2012 5:58:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Frank Gaffney
    The conventional wisdom is that Barack Obama dodged a politically perilous "bullet" when he declined to nominate Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State. Had he done so, the President would have provided his critics a high-profile platform for exposing and critiquing his administration's conduct with respect to Benghazigate and the larger, dangerous practice of "engaging" Islamists, of which it was a particularly dismal example. Yet, President Obama is reportedly intent on creating what may prove to be a similar "teachable moment" by nominating former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Sen. Hagel...
  • A priest and a rabbi walked into a gun shop

    12/19/2012 5:55:18 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    legalinsurrection.com/ ^ | 12-19-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    If this didn’t come from long-time correspondent, photographer, reporter, bumper sticker aficionado, and music impresario Danelle, I wouldn’t believe it. Made a quick stop at my favorite firearms shop today just to see what was in stock. The store was fully staffed, with a help wanted sign on the door.Every salesman, the owner, his wife and all 4 of his children were waiting on customers. The place was packed. Sure enough, they had a great price on a 9mm that I had been considering acquiring. As has been reported, the Federal Background Check system is severely stressed in the last...
  • Time Warner Cable to Drop Ovation

    12/19/2012 5:49:44 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | 12/18/12 | Kent Gibbons
    Ovation, the arts-culture cable channel that's enjoyed a distribution surge the last several years, said Tuesday it expects to be dropped by Time Warner Cable on Dec. 31, potentially losing about 7 million subscribers and the key markets of New York City and Los Angeles. The independently owned network, reaching 51 million homes via cable, satellite and telco providers, went public about the expected drop in hopes of gaining support from viewers and arts organizations that would persuade Time Warner Cable to rethink the decision. “If Time Warner Cable proceeds then, in 2013, its customers who love the arts will...
  • Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed

    12/19/2012 5:46:41 AM PST · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | UNK
    (Breitbart) – The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled “Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,” is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. SPECIAL: “Do NOT let the government take our guns!’ Protect Your Gun Rights! The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.”...
  • More thoughts on "Gun Control"

    12/19/2012 5:34:54 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 10 replies
    self | 12/19/12 | self
    Most people would agree: ours is a nation deeply divided; probably no more bitterly divisive issue than firearms and gun rights. The Declaration of Independence says “…that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men…” Governments are actually supposed to protect and enhance a person’s rights, not take away rights from citizens or make the exercise of that right more difficult. Isn’t this the land of the free and the home of the brave? The gun owner who says “My firearm has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy’s car” is correct! If an alien were to land in America,...
  • Happy Clinton Impeachment Day 2012! Impeachment is Forever!

    12/19/2012 5:33:26 AM PST · by kristinn · 66 replies
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Kristinn
    It's been 14 years since President Bill Clinton was impeached. Free Republic played a key role.On October 31, 1998, Free Republic held the first online-organized national protest to call for Clinton's impeachment and removal from office. The rally was broadcast live on C-SPAN for over four hours. Speakers included a who's who of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.The rally can be viewed in its entirety online at C-SPANAs the Senate trial drew to a close in Feburary 1999, FReepers came together online to design and fund a full page ad in the Washington Times urging the Senate to do its...
  • Flash Suppressors Do Not Kill People

    12/19/2012 5:32:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    "These tragedies must end," says President Obama, referring to Adam Lanza's horrifying assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. Although it is hard to disagree with that sentiment, the measures Obama favors cannot reasonably be expected to prevent such thankfully rare but nevertheless appalling outbursts of senseless violence. After the massacre, press secretary Jay Carney reiterated Obama's support for reinstating the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., promised to introduce a bill aimed at doing so next month. But we know for sure that an "assault weapon" ban...
  • PAUL: Rep. Tim Scott right pick for Senate

    12/19/2012 5:22:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 19 December 2012 | Sen. Rand Paul
    I’m excited that I will have the opportunity to work with Rep. Tim Scott in the U.S. Senate. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made a fine selection in choosing Mr. Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, a conservative champion and my friend. As he’s not only the first black senator from his state but the first from the South since the 19th century, Mr. Scott’s arrival will be a milestone for South Carolina and the nation. It also will be a milestone for the U.S. Senate, as Mr. Scott becomes the seventh black to serve in that body —...
  • ND drill rig activity lowest in 18 months

    12/19/2012 5:19:50 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 19, 2012 | Associated Press
    The number of rigs drilling for oil in North Dakota is at the lowest level in a year and a half. The State Department of Mineral Resources reports that just more than 180 rigs were drilling this week... 218 rigs were drilling in western North Dakota’s oil patch in late May...
  • 2012 Person of the Year: Barack Obama, the President

    12/19/2012 5:13:12 AM PST · by John W · 98 replies
    time.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Michael Scherer
    Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States.
  • The Church and the Mandate

    12/19/2012 5:11:47 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2012 | George Weigel
    The strategic situation after a year, and the terrain ahead As the Catholic Church and the Obama administration approach the first anniversary of what has become the most serious confrontation between the Church and the federal government in U.S. history — a confrontation caused by a regulatory mandate implementing Obamacare — a review of the strategic situation is in order, with an eye to the terrain ahead. But given the confusions about this struggle that were sown in many minds during the presidential campaign (not least by the vice president of the United States), it is important to begin by...
  • Psych meds linked to 90% of school shootings

    12/19/2012 5:07:41 AM PST · by detective · 80 replies
    WND ^ | 12/19/2012 | Jerome Corsi
    From the moment news emerged Friday that a young man had carried out a horrific massacre of elementary-school children, politicians from local city halls to the White House have been restoking the age-old push for more gun control. While guns have been a common denominator in mass slayings at schools by teens, there’s another familiar element that seems increasingly to be minimized. Some 90 percent of school shootings over more than a decade have been linked to a widely prescribed type of antidepressant called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, according to British psychiatrist Dr. David Healy, a founder of...
  • Coal to challenge oil’s dominance by 2017, says IEA

    12/19/2012 5:07:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Tuesday 18 December 2012 06.01 EST | Fiona Harvey
    Coal is likely to rival oil as the world’s biggest source of energy in the next five years, with potentially disastrous consequences for the climate, according to the world's leading authority on energy economics. One of the biggest factors behind the rise in coal use has been the massive increase in the use of shale gas in the US. Coal consumption is increasing all over the world—even in countries and regions with carbon-cutting targets—except the US, where shale gas has displaced coal, shows new research from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The decline of the fuel in the US has...
  • Arbiter rules former Miss Pennsylvania must pay Donald Trump $5M

    12/19/2012 5:00:59 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 18, 2012
    PITTSBURGH — Sheena Monnin, the former Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 who resigned in June after claiming a pageant was rigged, must pay billionaire Donald Trump $5 million for defaming the Miss Universe Organization, a New York arbitrator ruled. The arbitrator, former U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz, said Monnin‘s statements about the Miss USA Pageant “were false” and “showed a reckless disregard.” Monnin, of Cranberry, could not be reached. Her lawyer, Richard Klineburger of Philadelphia, did not return calls.
  • Which is the "Assault Rifle(TM)"?

    12/19/2012 4:59:48 AM PST · by varmintman · 19 replies
    There are basically two definitions of an assault weapon, i.e. a political and a military definition. The political definition is basically just anything which, on a scale of one to ten for being scary looking to demokkkrats, rises much over about a five or a six... The real military definition is more complex. Most assume a weapon has to be at least semi-automatic and preferably automatic to quality but, in real life, that's not really necessary. In fact in real life, most people attempting to fire any military weapon in full auto mode will never hit anything with it. What...
  • Father, Former Marine Stands Guard At Elementary School

    12/19/2012 4:58:37 AM PST · by TSgt · 48 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Dec 18, 2012 6:19 PM EST | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one local father and former Marine is standing guard at his children's school and parents said he's a welcome addition to the school. Jordan Pritchard, a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, pulled down his old Marine Corps uniform from the attic Sunday night and decided to make a difference in his community. When he was in the military his job was to keep our country safe and for the next week he planned bring that safety home by standing guard outside the front door of...
  • As many as 1 in 6 babies aborted after 12 weeks born alive: Danish study

    12/19/2012 4:57:49 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Tue Dec 18, 2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    AARHUS, Denmark, December 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 2009 a Danish couple, Camilla Skovhus and Thomas Mikkelsen, decided to abort their late-term baby after an ultrasound showed that he likely had kidney disorders that might require dialysis and transplants after birth. Staff at Aarhus Skejby hospital, where the abortion was performed, warned the couple that their baby might be born alive. He was. Their son lived a few hours after birth, dying slowly in his parents’ arms. The following year the couple was pregnant again, only to be told once again that their son may suffer from the same kidney...
  • Obamanomics Strikes Out with Small Business Owners

    12/19/2012 4:56:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    "Uncertainty in the private sector over taxes and government policy clearly is having an impact on business' ability to invest in the United States. Business investment is lagging – bad news for growth next year."–Steve Forbes, December 13, 2012, The Washington Times Small business accounts for half of all the private sector jobs in America, but over the last two decades has created 2 of every 3 new jobs according to the SBA. Small businesses are a font of invention producing 16.5 times more patents per employee than large corporations. Being nimble in the market place, small businesses make up...
  • Professor Blames Mass Shootings on ‘White Male Privilege’

    12/19/2012 4:43:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    <p>Some opinions only get attention because they come from people with advanced degrees who make their living on the taxpayer dime. That’s certainly the case for Hugo Schwyzer, a history and gender studies professor at Pasadena City College.</p> <p>He has a history of blaming white men for most of the mass killings that take place in the United States. Friday’s tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut gave him a great opportunity to spout his nonsense once again.</p>