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  • Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

    12/21/2012 11:37:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 21 Dec 12 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted. "He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training," Obama said, standing alongside Kerry at the White House. "Few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our policies as firmly as John Kerry."
  • I'm no Scrooge, Obama edition

    12/21/2012 11:33:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/21/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama is giving a special gift to federal workers: a day off on Christmas Eve, apparently with pay. "All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2012, the day before Christmas Day," states the executive order he signed.
  • Christmas 2012 (North on our military)

    12/21/2012 11:31:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 21, 2012 | Oliver North
    EPHRATA, PA — Five years ago, this annual Christmas column was written while our Fox News "War Stories" team was embedded with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division south of Baghdad. A year earlier, the Christmas 2006 column was written in Ramadi, Iraq, while we were embedded with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines in what was then the bloodiest place on the planet. In 2005, this column originated with 3d Battalion, 7th Marines and the 2nd Brigade of the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, in Anbar Province. In the days before Christmas that year, we were able to document the...
  • John Kerry: Global Warming Is The Next 9/11 ( Aug. 31, 2009 )

    12/21/2012 11:24:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Business insider ^ | Aug. 31, 2009, 1:34 PM | Jay Yarow
    John Kerry has written an op-ed for the Huffington Post comparing the inaction in response to a heating planet to the inaction of President Bush before September 11th. Kerry reaches deep into the bag of global warming hysterics to uncork this piece, saying that the fate of the nation hinges upon the passing of some sort of climate change legislation.It's ridiculously over the top, but we suppose it might get a few supporters all riled up and ready to fight for the bill this fall. Of course, it's so over the top that it might just turn off a bunch...
  • Indiana Man Got 'Riled Up' Watching Fox News, Drank 45 Beers, And Then Set Fire To A Mosque

    12/21/2012 11:21:22 AM PST · by blam · 70 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Aleksi Tzatzev
    Indiana Man Got 'Riled Up' Watching Fox News, Drank 45 Beers, And Then Set Fire To A Mosque Aleksi TzatzevDec. 21, 2012, 10:13 AMA 52-year-old truck driver has pleaded guilty to driving from his home in Indiana to set a mosque on fire in Ohio, Toledo Blade reported yesterday. Randolph Linn said he got "riled up" watching Fox News and drank 45 beers in seven hours before setting the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo on fire, according to The Sentinel-Tribune. The drive from his Indiana home to the mosque was nearly two hours. Linn said he wanted "to get some...
  • Council Rock High School Closed Due to Threat, Student Arrested (PA)

    12/21/2012 11:15:07 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 12 replies
    NBC-10 ^ | 12/21/12 | Staff
    Northampton Township police arrested a Council Rock High School South student and seized two handguns from his bedroom after he allegedly threatened a shooting at the school. Police say the ninth-grader was taken into custody Thursday night after fellow students reported he made threatening statements. Detective Sgt. Bill Klein says two 9 mm handguns were in plain sight in the boy's bedroom when police went to his home. Klein says police treated the threat as credible from the start but weren't sure if the 14-year-old had the means to carry out an attack until searching the home. Investigators say it...
  • Journalists slam NRA throughout press conference

    12/21/2012 11:14:46 AM PST · by billorites · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    When National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre took the stage on Friday to address the media about last week’s elementary school massacre, he made it clear multiple times that the organization has issues with how the press reports on guns. At one point, LaPierre said “the media demonize lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for more laws and fill the national debate with misinformation and dishonest thinking.” If the NRA doesn’t like reporters, the feeling is apparently mutual. As Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, put it: Reporters on my Twitter feed seem to hate the NRA more...
  • Gun Outrage in Black and White: Why Parents Matter

    12/21/2012 11:09:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Young Black men are killing each other every day and the problem is particularly acute in urban cities like Chicago from which President Barack Obama hails. Yet, I haven’t seen Obama or the mainstream media shed a tear over the fact more than 50% of America’s murder victims are black and nearly all (85%) of those blacks killed are young men. Nor do we see media or presidential outrage or calls for more rigid gun control laws when young black kids are heinously murdered like we do when the victims are mostly white. Neither words nor God can explain the...
  • 4 Dead, 3 State Troopers Injured After Blair County Church Shooting

    12/21/2012 11:06:52 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 41 replies
    KDKA ^ | 12/21/12 | Staff
    BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Emergency officials are on the scene of a deadly shooting in Frankstown Township, in Blair County. Right now, sources tell KDKA-TV that four people are dead, and three Pennsylvania State Troopers were also hurt, but are expected to be okay. Sources say at least part of the shooting took place at the Juniata Valley Gospel Church. Troopers responded to a 9-1-1 shots fired call about 9 a.m. Additional 9-1-1 calls reported an armed man shooting at additional locations. According to sources, two troopers were fired at by the driver of a pickup truck on Juniata...
  • Parents Hesitant About NRA Armed Schools Proposal

    12/21/2012 11:06:23 AM PST · by mdittmar · 67 replies
    ABC New ^ | December 21, | CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP Education Writer
    Parents and administrators' reactions are ranging from hesitation to anger over a proposal by the nation's largest gun-rights lobby to put an armed police officer in every school. Superintendent Hank Grishman of the Jericho, N.Y., schools on Long Island says he is outraged by the idea. He says putting more guns in schools won't make children safer, and could even put them in the line of more gunfire. Parent Helen Gym in Philadelphia believes the proposal is "extraordinarily opportunistic."
  • Why the long-supported quantum electrodynamics theory might need some rethinking

    12/21/2012 11:05:27 AM PST · by null and void · 38 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 12/3/12 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Recent observations prove revisions might be necessary for long support theory Data gathered by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NSIT) suggest that certain aspects of the highly regarded quantum electrodynamics theory might require some revising.Observations made with the NSITÂ’s electron beam ion trap have led to questions regarding the accuracy of the quantum electrodynamics theory. What the group discovered, via the NSITÂ’s Electron Beam Ion Trap, is that ions with a strongly positive charge can display electrons that behave in ways inconsistent with what the theory suggests should happen. About the quantum electrodynamics theory The...
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • 2013 Thanks to Obama, A Forecaster’s Rubik Cube

    12/21/2012 10:52:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Fritz Pfister
    The formula for forecasting home sales used to include four key components; supply, demand, interest rates, and available mortgage money. With the election of Obama and his progressive onslaught upon the private sector, it becomes practically impossible to see 2013. Ad nausea you have been told that businesses don’t like uncertainty as the primary reason they aren’t hiring. That is true.Good news, businesses have certainty now that Obama has been reelected, they know for certain their taxes won’t be going down. They know Obamacare with its $1 trillion in new taxes will go forward.The bad news is the fiscal cliff...
  • Kerry Has Investments in Companies Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions

    12/21/2012 10:50:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Kerry Has Investments in Companies Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions Daniel Halper December 21, 2012 12:59 PM John Kerry, who will be nominated later today to be the next secretary of state, is the richest member of the U.S. Senate. His estimated net worth is, at minimum, $198.65 million, according to disclosure forms. Kerry's disclosure forms also reveal that he has invested in companies accused of doing business with Iran. One of the companies Kerry is invested in is called Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (Petrobras), it's a Brazilian-based oil and gas corporation. Disclosure forms reveal that Kerry has between $150,000...
  • New era in Russia-US trade relations: Obama scraps Jackson-Vanik amendment

    12/21/2012 10:40:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    President Obama has abolished the Jackson-Vanik amendment thus awarding Russia “permanent normal trade relations” status, which opens a new era in trade relations between the two countries. ­“The Russian Federation has been found to be in full compliance with the freedom of emigration requirement,” Obama proclaimed, adding that the articles of the 1974 law were no longer applicable to Russia. Jackson-Vanik affects trade by denying most favoured trading nation status to countries which unlawfully restrict emigration and violate other human rights. In particular it results in higher tariffs imposed on some goods and services and an outright ban on involvement...
  • 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...