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  • So What if Congress is Missing a Screw? Or Two?

    12/21/2012 10:39:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Bill Tatro
    It’s Christmas time and ‘tis the season to be jolly.  Yet, it’s also the season that tries men’s souls.  Many Christmases ago, my young daughter requested a doll and a baby carriage.  Making sure that Santa Claus found the correct toys was crucial because this just happened to be a last-minute request.  I called around and found that of all the stores that carried these items, only one store still had them in stock.  Apparently, these were very popular toys.  With minutes ticking by until closing, I flew to the store like the down of a thistle (with respects to...
  • Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini (FedEX Pkg) And Get Caught

    12/21/2012 10:35:11 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Kevin Smith
    Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini And Get Caught Kevin SmithDecember 21, 2012 Earlier today a video leaked via Reddit of a UPS driver stealing a package from the front porch of a home. The package contained an iPad mini, a Christmas present for the homeowner's daughter. The package had been dropped off earlier by a FedEx delivery person but a UPS delivery guy came up, inspected the package and walked off with it. The act would have gone unpunished had the homeowner not installed a camera at his doorstep. The video has since been removed from YouTube...
  • Mass. lawmaker will plead guilty to voter fraud

    12/21/2012 10:30:59 AM PST · by posterchild · 15 replies
    boston.com ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | Travis Andersen
    A Democratic state representative from Everett who served on an election law committee is resigning his seat and will plead guilty to voter fraud charges in federal court in Boston, authorities said Thursday. Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, 57, faces up to two years in prison, and prosecutors will recommend a 6-month sentence, according to his plea agreement. Smith has also agreed to vacate his seat, effective Jan. 1, and not seek elective office for five years from the date of his sentencing. A plea date has not been set. Smith did not return messages seeking comment Thursday. One of his...
  • SGR Cuts: A Physician’s View (Medicare provider cuts)

    12/21/2012 10:29:58 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 7 replies
    Association of American Physician and Surgeons ^ | December 20th, 2012 | Steven Horvitz, D.O.
    Maybe we need the 26.5% cut in Medicare. Maybe then docs would wake up out of their politically correct slumber and decide to actually once again devote themselves and their practices to their patients, instead of to political schemes, insurance and hospital collusive bureaucracy. Those docs who do not care can get a job with the hospital or government. Their patients will know who the docs are working for, and it is not always them. Others like me will continue the Osteopathic tradition of providing excellent care in an independent private practice setting where no one stands between me and...
  • Christmas Thoughts, 2012

    12/21/2012 10:24:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Mark W. Henderson
    The gentle spirit of Christmas brings a sense of fresh promise and renewal every year. The remembrances and commemorations of the birth of an innocent baby have a softening effect. Christmas provides a respite, even surcease, from the stresses, bruises, frictions, and pressures of everyday life. Indeed, this annual event reminds us that children are the hope of the world. They represent pure goodness—a clean slate, free of the learned baggage of mistrust and unkindness. They give us a glimpse of what life can be like without strife or animosity. They testify to the ideal of peace on earth....
  • French Youth Lose Hope; Politicians in Denial

    12/21/2012 10:13:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Mike Schedlock
    With sovereign debt yields in most of Europe stabilizing, and the euro on the rise vs. the US dollar there is a growing sense of complacency in the eurozone. Such complacency is not warranted. I sense another storm in Southern Europe and huge problems ahead for the core of Europe, including Germany and France. The focus of this article is France. Young French Losing Hope as Prospects Fade French president Francois Hollande has not delivered on his promise to create jobs so Young French Lose Hope as Prospects Fade. Youth unemployment in France has been high for some time, but...
  • Jews in the Judean Desert?

    More than 40,000 people have been slaughtered during the rebellion in Syria, and the death toll rises daily. The European Union does not appear to be particularly concerned. North Korea’s rulers have launched a three-stage rocket, moving closer to their goal of developing a nuclear-tipped ICBM, and they’re sharing nuclear-weapons technology with the world’s leading sponsors of terrorism in Iran. The EU does not seem to be worrying about that either. Israel is considering building homes on barren hills adjacent to Jerusalem. The EU’s 27 foreign ministers said they were “deeply dismayed” and warned Israel of unspecified consequences if the...
  • Former Marine to be released from Mexican prison

    12/21/2012 9:58:56 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    Action 4 News Staff ^ | December 21, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    A former U.S. Marine is expected to be released from a prison in Matamoros on Friday. Jon Hammar has been held at CEDES prison since August, when he crossed bridge with a hunting rifle. He was taken into custody and charged with carrying an illegal weapon. According to his family, Hammar was told that he could bring the gun into Mexico if it was registered for and a fee was paid. His defense lawyer said it was determined that there was no intent to commit a crime in this case. Over the past five months, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has...
  • Atheists Use Times Square Billboard for Anti-Christmas Pitch

    12/21/2012 9:57:26 AM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.14.12 | Dave Bohon
    A group called American Atheists has posted a high-profile billboard in New York City's Times Square depicting Christianity as a “myth,” apparently mocking Jesus Christ on the cross. The group, which first launched its Christmas “myth” campaign in 2010, ramped up its campaign with a giant sign that features an image of Santa Claus, an equally large picture portraying a suffering Jesus on the cross, along with the phrase, “Keep the Merry — Dump the Myth!”David Silverman, president of the atheist club, claimed in a press release that his group thinks “a large population of Christians are actually 'atheists'...
  • Piers Morgan’s Glee

    12/21/2012 9:50:59 AM PST · by Mozilla · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dave Blount
    Piers Morgan’s Glee There is no silver lining to the horrific tragedy in Newtown — unless you count the glee of authoritarian gun-grabbers like CNN’s Piers Morgan. John Nolte reported yesterday: Over the past 24 hours, Morgan has become increasingly unhinged over his pet issue of American gun control. Last night, on his low-rated CNN show, Morgan lit into a gun rights advocate, hysterically calling the man an “idiot” and “unbelievably stupid.” No wonder Piers is so grumpy. Despite all the Hope & Change, this is technically still America so long as we exercise the right to bear arms. Only...
  • What Difference Would Banning Guns Make?

    12/21/2012 9:50:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Political Calcultions
    In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, we've noted a strong uptick in our site traffic by people wanting to find out how different the U.S. might be if the nation adopted Canada's much more restrictive firearms laws. This post gathers all our analysis on that topic from 2011 in one place. Who Kills Who We examine the FBI's data on the race of victims and their killers. We find that the vast majority of offenders prefer to kill their own kind (that evidence is borne out elsewhere, where criminals also seem to prefer killing other criminals!) U.S. vs...
  • Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting (Wayne LaPierre)

    12/21/2012 9:49:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | Wayne LaPierre
    Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting, delivered on Dec. 21, 2012 (Transcript)Here's a transcript of the remarks from the NRA press conference on the Sandy Hook school shooting. Statements are being updated as the remarks unfold.DAVID KEENE, PRESIDENT,  NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION: Good morning.--snip--LAPIERRE: Good morning.The National Rifle Association -- 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters -- join the nation in horror, outrage, grief, and earnest prayer for the families of Newtown, Connecticut, who have suffered such an incomprehensible loss as a result of this unspeakable crime.Out of respect for the families and until the facts...
  • A Final Farewell to Daniel Inouye: September 7, 1924 - December 17, 2012

    12/21/2012 9:45:57 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 | various
    A hero for Hawaii - Daniel Ken Inouye, the grandson of Japanese immigrants, sacrificed his right arm for his country in combat during World War II and devoted much of his life as an unwavering voice for Hawaii in the U.S. Senate [Video, images, text]
  • Obama issues call for gun ban

    12/21/2012 9:40:04 AM PST · by pabianice · 103 replies
    messages @whitehouse.gov ^ | 12/21/12 | Reed
    A Message from President Obama about Your Petition on Reducing Gun Violence In the days since the tragedy in Newtown, Americans from all over the country have called for action to deter mass shootings and reduce gun violence. Hundreds of thousands of you have signed petitions on We the People. I'm writing you today to thank you for speaking up, to update you on an important development, and to encourage you to continue engaging with the White House on this critical issue. First, you should know that President Obama is paying close to attention to the public response to this...
  • Joe Scarborough Explodes At Rep. Huelskamp’s Assertion That Newtown Tragedy Is Being ‘Politicized’

    12/21/2012 9:36:28 AM PST · by Mozilla · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12-21-12 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Things got heated this morning on Morning Joe, when Republican congressman from Kansas, Tim Huelskamp, was asked about his thoughts on gun control following their discussion about the fiscal cliff deal. While Huelskamp’s opposition to an assault weapons ban was a point of contention, it was his assertion that the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. not be used to further a “political agenda” that sent Joe Scarborough over the edge. Stricter legislation about assault weapons won’t solve the problem, the congressman said. “It’s a people problem.” “What has bothered me the most as a representative is how this has been politicized...
  • Still the BEST EVER explanation of the 2nd Amendment

    12/21/2012 9:32:50 AM PST · by Doctor 2Brains · 34 replies
    Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | May 1, 2008 | Rick Lynch
    We now come back to those words so loved by the gun grabbers, “well regulated militia.” Knocking down this silly little argument is vitally important because the gun grabbers’ notion that says the Second Amendment reads, in essence, “militias are acceptable” is simply and undeniably the only arrow in their quiver. Take that from them, and they are finished. Liberals do not maintain that the Second Amendment says “We can take your guns.” They believe (or pretend to believe) that the Second Amendment reads, “Militias are acceptable.” Being wholly ignorant of the doctrine of enumerated powers, liberals think this is...
  • No Time to Get LOST

    12/21/2012 9:28:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Ed Feulner
    “It is an outrage.” The source of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s anger? The fact that the United States has yet to approve a treaty known as the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, which often goes by the acronym LOST. Panetta was speaking after the election. His ire about LOST’s status suggests that the Obama administration may well make this a second-term priority. It’s come close to being ratified by the U.S. Senate before -- it dates back to 1982, in fact. But LOST has never been able to gain enough supporters in the Senate. That could change,...
  • NRA chief urges armed guards in 'every single school,' dismisses calls for gun control

    12/21/2012 9:27:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 101 replies
    Fox ^ | December 21, 2012
    National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday dismissed calls for increased gun control in response to the Connecticut school shooting, calling instead for Congress to support a plan putting armed police officers in "every single school" in America. In an impassioned speech, marking the NRA's first in-depth public comments since the Newtown tragedy, LaPierre pointed the finger not at gun proliferation but violent video games, the media and the absence of armed guards at schools. He argued that if banks and members of Congress can have protection, schools across America should be afforded the same security. "It's now time...
  • Police fear turf war as biker gangs arrive in Europe

    12/21/2012 9:24:50 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    AFP News ^ | December 21, 2012
    A wave of biker gangs from the US, Canada and Australia arriving in Europe has raised fears of deadly turf battle like the Nordic biker wars of the 1990s, European police agency Europol warned on Friday. Gangs such as the Comancheros and Rebels from Australia, Rock Machine from Canada and the Mongols and Vagos from the US were moving into Europe. ... The gangs were seeking out particularly a dangerous hard core of recruits in their bid to seize territory to traffic drugs, weapons and people... The gangs "have a propensity to use extreme forms of violence", including with Kalashnikov...
  • Wall Street Journal Poll: Should Schools have armed police officers?

    12/21/2012 9:21:00 AM PST · by Obadiah · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/21/2012 | Wall Street Journal Staff
    Poll: Should Schools have armed police officers?
  • What the Second Amendment is REALLY For

    12/21/2012 9:19:07 AM PST · by Flightdeck · 11 replies
    Brady Bill Senate Hearings ^ | 1994 | Dr. Suzanna Gratia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGsy4rev-iQ Dr. Suzanna Gratia's testimony is as powerful today as it was 18 years ago. Should be watched and shared with every liberal gun grabber.
  • Fox News contributor releases unedited footage of fight at union rally

    12/21/2012 9:15:26 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/12
    Conservative comedian Steven Crowder on Thursday released unedited footage from the pro-union rally in Michigan where he was punched in the face. The 9-minute video, posted online, shows a chaotic scene in Michigan's capital earlier this month, before so-called "right-to-work" legislation was approved. Leading up to the incident, Crowder, a Fox News contributor, could be seen in a string of tense encounters and discussions with demonstrators. What actually instigated the physical confrontation is unclear. The protester in question could be seen falling to the ground as Crowder turned to him. He then got up and wailed on Crowder, who pushed...
  • Innocent blood demands no delay for U.S. gun control

    12/21/2012 9:15:08 AM PST · by YankeeReb · 16 replies
    English.news.cn ^ | 2012-12-15 | English.news.cn
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-eight innocent people, including 20 primary students, have been slaughtered in a mass shooting at an elementary school in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control. The massacre has triggered a new debate on gun control in the United States. However, this time, the public feels somewhat tired and helpless. The past six months have seen enough shooting rampages in the United States. Just three days ago, three people were shot dead at a shopping mall in Oregon. Two weeks ago, a football player shot...
  • Unhinged Lib Arrested After Calling GOP Offices & Threatening: “Back the Bleep Off”

    12/21/2012 9:12:29 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-21-12 | Jim Holt
    <p>New Jersey liberal Ronnie McMillian threatened Rep. Michele Bachmann and Governor Bobby Jindal.</p> <p>A New Jersey man who made threatening phone calls to public officials including Louisiana’s governor and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was arrested today. Authorities charged 27-year-old Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne, N.J., with two counts of transmitting threats to injure another through interstate commerce.</p>
  • TIME Magazine Honors Andrew Breitbart in End of Year Issue

    12/21/2012 9:06:33 AM PST · by This Just In · 10 replies
    breitbart Big Journalism ^ | December 21, 2012 | Breitbart News
    In the December 19th edition of TIME Magazine, Andrew Breitbart was honored in the publication's "Tribute to Those We Lost" for 2012. Andrew was a warrior, a new media pioneer, and a loving husband and father. He is terribly missed by all those here at Breitbart News.
  • Dreams come true for boy with terminal cancer, 10, as he is sworn into U.S. Army

    12/21/2012 9:03:24 AM PST · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 21st December 2012 | Victoria Wellman
    'A ten-year-old boy with terminal cancer received the surprise of his young life this week when his dreams of becoming a U.S. soldier came true. Khalil Quarles, from Baltimore, had longed to enlist in the army for years before an aggressive form of soft tissue cancer attacked his leg and spread to his lungs in 2011. And so as a special surprise, troops from the 200th Military Command out of Fort Meade paid him a visit on Wednesday to make the boy an honorary serviceman in the United States Army.'
  • Two dead in supermarket looting in Argentina

    12/21/2012 8:55:37 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    AFP News ^ | December 21, 2012
    Mobs looted supermarkets in Argentina's third largest city early Friday, leaving two dead and two seriously injured in the latest in a spate of such outbursts. Besides that city of Rosario, looters had also rampaged in other Argentina cities on Thursday and into the night. ... Rosario is a hub for industry as well as for farm exports. In Bariloche in the south, officials said looters were apparently venting anger over a blackout that had left much of surrounding Neuquen province without power on Wednesday.
  • ESPN suspends Rob Parker 30 days for RG3 comments

    12/21/2012 8:49:14 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    It appears ESPN's Rob Parker will keep his job despite his inflammatory comments about Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
  • Obama to nominate Senator John Kerry as next secretary of state (truncated title)

    12/21/2012 8:46:45 AM PST · by 1066AD · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (AP) ^ | 12/21/2012 | AP Reporter
    A senior administration official said on Friday that President Barack Obama will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. as his next secretary of state this afternoon from the White House. The 69-year-old, who began his tenure in the Senate in 1985, is expected to be a shoo-in during the Congressional confirmation process and will fill the vacancy left by outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The expected announcement will come after the president's top choice for the spot, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, took herself out of the running for the post given the controversy over her reaction to the attacks on...
  • NRA Press conference live thread

    12/21/2012 8:38:06 AM PST · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 59 replies
    Proposing the National School Shield http://nraschoolshield.com/
  • President Obama's dilemma

    12/21/2012 8:37:09 AM PST · by Qbert · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | December 21, 2012 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    President Barack Obama dispatched Mitt Romney a little more than a month ago but now faces an unpredictable new threat: a deeply divided House GOP that doesn’t even seem capable of bargaining with him.  Obama had hoped the election would unclog the works in Washington. His aides often speculated that he’d be freer to negotiate because he didn’t have to run again — and Republicans didn’t have to run against him.  But Thursday’s revolt was a grim reminder of how closely Obama’s future is tethered to that of his political rivals.  If House Speaker John Boehner can’t muscle his own...
  • The Music Is Timeless, but About the Rockers ...

    12/21/2012 8:34:37 AM PST · by chessplayer · 84 replies
    THERE was Roger Daltrey, 68, with his open shirt revealing a Palm Beach perma-tan, and abs so snare-tight that they immediately raised suspicion. (“Implants!” charged a few skeptical members of the Twittersphere.) Last week’s star-studded “12-12-12” concert — a showcase of retirement-age rock icons like the Rolling Stones, the Who and Eric Clapton — not only raised millions to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, but as the “the largest collection of old English musicians ever assembled in Madison Square Garden,” as Mick Jagger joked onstage, it also inspired viewer debate about whether is it possible to look cool and rebellious...
  • Monserrate Shirley, Mark Leonard, Robert Leonard arrested in deadly Indianapolis home explosion

    12/21/2012 8:34:16 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 7 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS - Three people have been arrested in the explosion on Indianapolis' south side that killed two neighbors and damaged dozens of homes, RTV6 has learned. Monserrate Shirley and her boyfriend, Mark Leonard, who lived in the home, along with Leonard's brother, Robert Leonard, were arrested Friday on numerous charges, including murder and arson. The couple, who lived in the home at 8349 Fieldfare Way along with Shirley's 12-year-old daughter, was visiting a Lawrenceburg casino the night of Nov. 10 when the blast rocked their Richmond Hill subdivision, leveling five homes and damaging dozens more. The death penalty will be...
  • Shooting rampage threat foiled at Delaware Valley Job Corps center

    12/21/2012 8:31:37 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Times Herald-Record Middletown, NY ^ | 12/22/12 | Victor Whitman
    CALLICOON — A student at the Delaware Valley Job Corps was arrested on Sunday and charged with felonies after threatening to go on a shooting rampage. Sullivan County sheriff's deputies say Patrick Milliken, 20, was charged after three students reported that Milliken, at separate times on Sunday, threatened to go to his home in Newburgh and get a gun, then return "to shoot up the Job Corps and kill himself," Undersheriff Eric Chaboty said. Milliken was found late Sunday hiding outside a building on campus after going missing. Chaboty said deputies are still investigating why Milliken allegedly made the threats...
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Fourth Week in Office

    12/21/2012 8:29:10 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 12/21/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Fourth Week in Office12/20/2012Benghazi-GateWhere’s Obama in the Benghazi Report?-  In a replay of Abu Ghraib, the government excuses itself at the highest levels.White House hints that FOX News' Benghazi reporting was 'entirely false'Joe Kernan, of CNBC "Kudlow Report...Unclassified Benghazi, To Be Continued;  The Benghazi mission was and continues to be a national security operation for arming, training, funding and transporting Libyan Jihadists from Cyrenaica Province of Libya to Syria to pretend to be the "Free Syrian Army."Carney: Obama and ill Clinton spoke SaturdaySen. Rubio forces truth about Clinton in Congressional hearingsState Department official suggests Libya...
  • Jon Hammar, Marine jailed in Mexico, to be released from prison today

    12/21/2012 8:27:48 AM PST · by EDINVA · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/2012 | Joseph J. Kolb
    DEVELOPING: Jon Hammar, the U.S. Marine who has been in a Mexican prison since August on a dubious weapon charge is being released today, his father confirmed to FoxNews.com. Jon Hammar Sr. said during a flight layover in Houston that he was on his way to get his son, after he and his wife Olivia received a call Thursday night from their attorney, Eddie Varon-Levy telling them their son was going to be released.
  • Congressman: Rick Perry Has 'Blood On His Hands' For Supporting Second Amendment

    12/21/2012 8:26:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/21/12
    Congressman Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said Governor Rick Perry “had blood on his hands” for supporting the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
  • new study confirms democrats crashed the economy DUH...

    12/21/2012 8:24:03 AM PST · by raygunfan · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/21/2012 | ROBERT MOON
    A new study from the widely respected National Bureau of Economic Research released this week has confirmed beyond question that the left's race-baiting attacks on the housing market (the Community Reinvestment Act
  • The Chinese Want Gun Control -- in America

    12/21/2012 8:22:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Who'd have guessed it? When the Chinese aren't busy effecting forced abortions, persecuting political dissidents, sending contaminated products to our shores, or shipping us other junk that malfunctions a month after you buy it, they concern themselves with our well-being. In an article published by the Chinese government-front media outlet Xinhua, the Beijing regime calls on the Obama administration to use the Sandy Hook massacre as a pretext for more gun control. The outlet writes, "Every time tragedy occurs, there are renewed appeals for gun regulation. However, the calls disappointingly always fail." Gee, we wouldn't want to disappoint the Chinese...
  • Hudson Valley community bans gun show in wake of Newtown

    12/21/2012 8:20:31 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    WHITE PLAINS (AP) -- Westchester County will not host a gun show early next year in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. County Executive Rob Astorino said it would be inappropriate for the county to hold the event. Former County Executive Andrew Spano had banned the show after the 1999 Columbine school shootings in Colorado. The ban remained in effect for more than a decade. Astorino brought back the show in 2010. His decision comes after Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner called on the county to cancel the show at the government-owned building. Westchester Board of Legislators Chairman...
  • GALLUP: AMERICANS WANT MENTAL HEALTH LAWS, POLICE, NOT BANNING GUN

    12/21/2012 8:11:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Breeitbart-Big Gov't ^ | 21 dec 2012 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Despite the attempts by the Left to use the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut to forward their anti-gun agenda, Americans feel that there are other avenues they would rather explore to protect to innocent children, according to a new Gallup Poll. In order of preference, the poll shows that 53% of Americans would favor an increased police presence at schools, 50% wanted to increase government spending on mental health screening and treatment, 47% thought that gun violence on TV, in movies and in video games should be decreased, and 42% thought the sale of assault and semi-automatic guns should be banned....
  • So what’s Plan C?

    12/21/2012 7:59:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when Plan B fails? That answer may matter less than the question of what happens to the man who promised Plan B would work in the first place. Chris Cillizza writes that John Boehner climbed onto a big limb with Plan B --- and then watched as his own caucus sawed it off: To be clear: This was a gambit by Boehner designed to be a show of force to President Obama. This was Boehner putting himself out on a limb in hopes wavering members would follow him. This vote mattered to Boehner.And he lost it.ItÂ’s not clear...
  • Obama Responds to Gun Violence Outcry (projectile barf alert)

    12/21/2012 7:59:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/21/12 | assoc. press
    President Obama issued a video response to the We the People petitions submitted to the White House after the Newtown shootings. Petitions relating to gun violence have gained more than 400,000 signatures in the past week. (Dec. 21)
  • Behind the scenes of a GOP meltdown

    12/21/2012 7:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/2012 | Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
    Things were so bad for Speaker John Boehner Thursday night, support for his Plan B tax bill so diminished, the limits of his power with his own party laid bare, that he stood in front of the House Republican Conference and recited the Serenity Prayer. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Boehner nearly cried. The Ohio Republican accepted that he couldn’t change the minds of his House Republican Conference. He tried to convince them that, facing tough negotiations with...
  • BAE unveils Ł2.5 bn deal for military jets to Oman

    12/21/2012 7:55:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Agence France Presse ^ | 12/22/2012 | Roland Jackson
    BAE unveils Ł2.5 bn deal for military jets to Oman LONDON — British defence giant BAE Systems unveiled on Friday a Ł2.5-billion ($4.1-billion, 3.1-billion-euro) deal to sell 12 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets and eight Hawk trainer planes to Oman. The deal, which will help sustain thousands of jobs in Britain, is the first major order since BAE Systems failed to merge with European aerospace giant EADS earlier this year, but failed to boost shares in the British company. "BAE Systems and the government of the Sultanate of Oman have entered into a contract for the supply of Typhoon and Hawk...
  • SCOTT WALKER: HUMAN EVENTS' CONSERVATIVE OF THE YEAR 2012

    12/21/2012 7:51:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/21/2012 | Human Events Editors
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has been named the Human Events Conservative of the Year 2012, succeeding Rep. Paul Ryan, Human Events announced Thursday. The Editors said Walker was chosen because he brought the benefits of conservatism to a financially troubled state, and survived numerous harsh encounters with a relentlessly hostile political environment. He was denounced, protested, and demonized to the point where he shared space with Adolf Hitler and deposed Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak on protest signs. Big Labor unleashed a tidal wave of money and organizational power against him. His adversaries were willing to break every rule to...
  • Three to be charged in Indianapolis explosion

    12/21/2012 7:43:15 AM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    wthr.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | WTHR
    NDIANAPOLIS - The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will announce charges Friday morning against three people in connection with the Nov. 10th Indianapolis south side explosion. A news conference is planned for 11:15 am. Watch it on WTHR.com or WTHR Channel 13. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, along with representatives from cooperating public safety agencies, will speak at the news conference. Homeowner Monserrate Shirley and her boyfriend, Mark Leonard, who lived in the home, and Leonard's brother, Robert Leonard, were arrested this morning.
  • Just Ban Guns - Yeah! That'll Work!

    12/21/2012 7:40:32 AM PST · by rusty schucklefurd · 38 replies
    12/21/12 | rusty schucklefurd
    All the liberals want to ban guns as the solution to the horrible "assualt weapons" massacres we've seen in the last few years. Exactly how would that work? Would it work?
  • Next Move Is Obama’s After Boehner’s Tax Plan Fails (McConnell preparing to surrender?)

    12/21/2012 7:37:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/12 | JACKIE CALMES
    With House Republicans’ revolt over their leader’s tax plan the evening before, President Obama on Friday faced the challenge of finding a new tax-and-spending solution — perhaps working now with Senate Republicans — to prevent a looming fiscal crisis in January. -snip- Officials in the administration and Congress, and in both parties, suggested the likeliest route was for Mr. Obama to seek a bipartisan accord with Senator Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is the Senate majority leader, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican minority leader, and hope that it could get through the House under deadline...
  • A 'what if' gun-seizure scenario

    12/21/2012 7:18:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 114 replies
    WND ^ | December 20, 2012 | Joseph Farah
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