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  • Fox Affiliate Thoroughly Debunks Piers Morgan’s Gun Homicide Statistics

    01/10/2013 11:09:14 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 10 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | January 10, 2013 | By Noel Sheppard
    CNN’s Piers Morgan has for days cited U.S. and British gun homicide statistics in an attempt to get stricter controls on firearms here in America. On Tuesday, Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX thoroughly debunked many of Morgan’s claims After playing a clip of Morgan’s interview with radio host Alex Jones, WXIX’s Ben Swann said, “The stat that Piers Morgan was continuing to cite, one that Great Britain which banned guns about fifteen years ago had only 35 gun-related murders in 2011 compared to the United States which had 11,000. Let’s start there because that number is not correct.” Swann then broke...
  • Can Republicans Win a Government Shutdown?

    01/10/2013 11:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/10/2013 | David Harsanyi
    If Republicans do happen to force a shutdown in Washington, it's very possible they'll be embracing a political loser while doing the rest of us an immense favor. With three Washington-manufactured fiscal apocalypses -- sequestration, the debt ceiling and a new "budget" -- on the docket, the idea of shutting down government to extract concessions from the iron trap sometimes known as the Obama administration has gained traction among Republicans. Or, I should say, the idea of threatening to shut down Washington has. Pat Toomey, John Cornyn and other conservatives have said as much, though they've littered their shutdown statements...
  • Glenn Beck’s Recommendation for Defeating Obama Gun Grab (We’ll show them. Fill up the Prisons??)

    01/10/2013 11:06:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 107 replies
    Vanity | January 10, 2013 | Perseverando
    Normally, I don’t to the vanity thing, but I think this “Glenn Beck Plan” needs to be Freeper analyzed and dissected. First let me say, Glenn Beck has done a great service to America and I really appreciate his Tea Party, patriotic events and leadership. I thought his TV program was fantastic. I enjoy listening to his serious radio discussions, but he and the gang get a little too rambunctious and off the wall at times. That said: Did anyone else hear Beck this morning talking options for dealing with an Obama gun control and possible gun confiscation effort? What...
  • Jerry Brown Says to the Feds, Back Off

    01/10/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    "It is now time to return the control of our prison system to California," Gov. Jerry Brown declared at a news conference Tuesday morning. Amen to that. Federal lawsuits and federal judges have taken over the state's prison system. Unelected judges don't have to worry about paying for what they command. Nor need they worry about losing their jobs should they incite the public's wrath. Thus, judges have ordered massive increases in inmate health and mental health spending. Those orders have driven up the annual cost per inmate to more than $55,000. About $17,000 of that sum goes toward health...
  • Who’s Worse — Al Gore or Bernie Madoff?

    01/10/2013 11:04:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/10/2013 | Roger Simon
    Forgotten or semi-forgotten in the hullabaloo over Al Gore netting a cool hundred million from the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is that back in 2009 the ex-veep was on his way to being the first carbon billionaire off global warming. It’s unclear how close he came to accomplishing that goal, but it’s a safe bet he didn’t do badly, considering his lifestyle. (Well, this house apparently went to Tipper in the breakup.) Whatever else he is, Gore is arguably a business genius when it comes to generating massive amounts of income from dubious enterprises and, unlike Bernie...
  • Clinton: I wouldn’t say that I’m “retiring,” per se

    01/10/2013 11:03:23 AM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Clinton: I wouldn’t say that I’m “retiring,” per se posted at 4:41 pm on January 9, 2013 by Erika Johnsen Because why not fan the flames of 2016 speculation on a slow-ish news day?Ed already noted that Hillary Clinton, Private Citizen is now meant to testify on the security failings in Benghazi on January 22nd, but there was another minor but noteworthy moment today when she was speaking to reporters about working to smoothly transition Senator Kerry into the post she’ll shortly be vacating. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bucked the suggestion Wednesday that she’s retiring, instead saying that she’s...
  • Grab your flag: Gun Appreciation Day is coming

    01/10/2013 10:59:44 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 8, 2013 | Joe Garofoli
    <p>Mark your calendar. On Jan. 19, two days before President Obama is inaugurated and a day before Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce an assault weapons ban, a Gun Appreciation Day has been called in the U.S.</p> <p>Organizers are asking folks to go into their local gun shop and wave a flag or a “Hands Off Our Guns” sign or just brandish a copy of the Constitution. With 300 million guns in the U.S., there should be more than enough people ready to participate.</p>
  • Wyoming Lawmakers Propose ‘Gun Protection’ Legislation

    01/10/2013 10:59:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    k2radio.com ^ | 10 January, 2012 | Rich Denison
    Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban. The “Firearms Protection Act” bill, introduced this week, would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries. Anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face felony charges under the proposal. It also includes a provision allowing the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to defend any state resident against any federal firearm ban.
  • Latest serious idea for fiscal-crisis solution: IOUs

    01/10/2013 10:56:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, thank goodness we're taking the issue seriously. It's difficult to conceive of a sillier proposal than the trillion-dollar platinum coin, but it's not as if some people aren't working hard at it. National Journal reports that a new suggestion involves government scrip --- IOUs, in other words: The $1 trillion platinum coin seems too wacky; the 14th amendment too risky. But could IOU's be the solution to an impasse on raising the nation's borrowing limit?Yes, and President Obama should publicly adopt the idea, Edward Kleinbard, a University of Southern California law professor and former chief of staff to CongressÂ’s...
  • Al Franken going unchallenged in MN?

    01/10/2013 10:44:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, National Journal's Michael Catalini gave a rather depressing look at the prospects so far for Republicans in Minnesota's 2014 Senate race, when Al Franken will defend his seat for the first time --- and so far, no one has volunteered to challenge him. Norm Coleman, who lost the seat by 312 votes in 2008 after a months-long recount and challenge, has firmly declared himself uninterested in another election: After winning election by the narrowest of margins in 2008, Sen. Al Franken looked like one of the GOPÂ’s most inviting Senate targets in 2014. But instead, the party is facing...
  • Hagel and Defense

    01/10/2013 10:38:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two purple hearts from a war many opposed and many more tried to avoid. Some think Hagel's 2006 comment about "the Jewish lobby" should disqualify him, believing it a code word for anti-Semitic sentiments. There is nothing wrong with criticizing the policies of any Israeli government. Israelis likely do this more than foreigners. It's just that Jews are rightly sensitive to the use of words like these because it...
  • Registration Will Lead to Confiscation

    01/10/2013 10:37:19 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 9, 2013 | Brian Lilley
    According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration is considering a “national database” of all firearms in the United States to “track the movement and sale of weapons.” If such a database comes to fruition the database will lead to confiscation.Last year Canada ended its national long gun registry, a national database of every rifle and shotgun in the country that was supposed to help police track the movement of and sale of weapons. When it was introduced twenty years ago critics said the registration of firearms would eventually lead to confiscation, a criticism dismissed as ridiculous, yet that’s what...
  • John Brennan – The CIA - Zbigniew Brzezinski – Columbia University and Obama

    01/10/2013 10:33:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 1/10/13 | Sundance
    Time to connect the dots, again. Treehouse Research – Going Deep. While attending Occidental University, 1979 – 81′, young Barack Obama meets a former Jimmy Carter administration official Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski is a key CIA asset and expert on Russia. He later becomes a mentor, and then much later a foreign policy advisor to President Elect Obama. Obama is friends with three Pakistani college roommates, muslims, Mohammed Hasan Chandio, Wahid Hamid, and Indian Vinai Thummalapally. In the summer of 1981 Obama travelled with his friends to Pakistan. Brezinski was deeply involved in the U.S. aspects to support Osama Bin Laden...
  • FL:Hillsborough shoots down gun buybacks

    01/10/2013 10:33:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    abcactionnews.com ^ | 10 January, 2013 | Chris Trenkmann
    TAMPA - The concept of an annual gun buyback program for Hillsborough County got an icy reception from county commissioners, several of whom questioned whether such a plan would make a difference in gun violence. Commissioner Lesley Miller, whose son was a shooting victim, said he doubts whether anyone with criminal intent would ever show up at a gun buyback. "The people that want to have the handguns and do the violent crimes in Hillsborough County and across this country are not going to turn them in," Miller said. The idea came from Commissioner Kevin Beckner, who agreed that a...
  • Top EPA official used private email account to correspond with environmental groups

    01/10/2013 10:25:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/10/13 | Michael Bastasch
    A second Environmental Protection Agency official stands accused of using a personal email address to shield communications with environmental activists from public disclosure. Court documents show that EPA Region 8 Administrator James Martin corresponded with the Environmental Defense Fund — where he previously worked as an attorney — through his private email account.
  • Assault on the Second Amendment - 'I Will Not Comply'

    01/10/2013 10:20:57 AM PST · by EdReform · 57 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    The Patriot Post • http://patriotpost.us Assault on the Second Amendment 'I Will Not Comply' By Mark Alexander January 10, 2013 "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." --Second Amendment to the United States Constitution PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Patriots, I call on you to pledge: "We, the People, affirm that we will support and defend Liberty as "endowed by our Creator," enshrined in our Constitution and empowered by its Second Amendment, against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Though tens of millions...
  • Melissa Harris Perry On Cabinet Diversity: Clarence Thomas Doesn't Represent Blacks (video)

    01/10/2013 10:19:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 10, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC host and commentator Melissa Harris Perry excuses the lack of diversity in President Obama's cabinet by saying just because someone is of one gender or has a certain skin color doesn't mean that they represent that specific group. Harris Perry cites Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as an example, who she says doesn't represent "the vast majority" of African-Americans. MSNBC host and commentator Melissa Harris Perry says we should "be careful" when it comes to calling out the hypocrisy of President Obama for having a not so diverse cabinet. Perry says we don't want to "assume that any given...
  • Rex Trailer, Host Of WBZ-TV’s ‘Boomtown,’ Dies.

    01/10/2013 10:16:45 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    http://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 01/10/2013 | n/a
    Boston TV icon Rex Trailer died Wednesday night, his family announced on his website Thursday. Trailer, 84, was the host of the popular children’s television show “Boomtown,” on WBZ-TV from 1956 to 1974. The program often included children with disabilities in the studio audience. Trailer, who lived in Sudbury, was in Florida for Christmas visiting his sister when he came down with pneumonia and went into the hospital. His family issued this brief statement: Rex Trailer left this earth peacefully last night surrounded in love and song by his family. Rex had been in Florida for the holidays when he...
  • 2 shot at California high school

    01/10/2013 10:07:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    2 shot at California high school Published January 10, 2013 | FoxNews.com DEVELOPING: At least two people were shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., Thursday morning and the shooter was taken into custody, local reports say.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shooting at Taft High School [CA]

    01/10/2013 10:06:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 117 replies
    WGET ^ | 1/10/13
    At least two people were shot at Taft High School Thursday morning. It happened at about 9 a.m. and as of 9:30, students had been evacuated to the football field and there were reports one person was in custody. Details were still sketchy at 9:45 a.m. but the Sheriff's Department has confirmed a shooter is in custody and at least two people have been wounded. Hall Ambulance dispatched three ambulances and a medevac helicopter.