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  • 24 Million Martyrs

    01/11/2013 2:06:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | John Ransom
    I wish Obama and the Democrats could be as passionate about jobs as they are about, say, the contents of Happy Meals. Or the dust from cement factories. Or the habitat of the red-cockaded woodpecker. While the wizard of DC remains a master of illusion and delusion, focusing everyone’s attention on the man behind the curtain- and his 20 Little Martyrs- the jobless recovery now enters its fifth year with no signs that hiring will be picking up soon.So instead of worrying about the peckers, I wonder about the 12 million martyrs who remain unemployed. And the 3.6 million martyrs...
  • Biden's Faulty Lifeguard Logic

    01/11/2013 1:37:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking," Vice President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday as he previewed what his commission on gun violence might actually do. "There are executive orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the Cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required." Biden insisted that it is a moral imperative for the White House to do something: "It's critically important...
  • Obamas Assault Rifle Aimed at the Congress' and the Senate's Head

    01/11/2013 1:36:11 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 104 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | Jan 14, 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Joe Biden and Barack Obama have an assault rifle with a 30 round magazine pointed at the temples of Congress, the Senate, and America. They have decided that, to achieve the same gun control that only twenty years ago required the consent of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, all they need to do is issue some Imperial Decrees. This Emperor Obama has decided to simply NOT CONSULT and NOT INVOLVE both of the Houses of government, the House of Congress and the Senate, and unilaterally impose rules that only 20 years ago required consent of both of...
  • Russia: Putin Activates Anti-American PR Campaign

    01/11/2013 1:25:48 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 1/10/2013 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Moscow politics were dominated last month by the angry reaction of Russian officials to the Magnitsky Act. Adopted by the United States Congress in mid-December, this legislation bars US entry to Russians accused of involvement in the death in custody of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and other alleged rights abuses as well as freezes any assets they may have. Initially the authorities promised to draw up a similar list of undesirable Americans, but during the passage of the bill in the Duma, additional clauses were added, banning Americans from adopting Russian children and outlawing human rights organizations that receive any...
  • What is the Future of Conservatism?

    01/11/2013 1:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    I DON'T FALL IN LOVE with politicians – the last presidential candidate I voted for with ardor was Ronald Reagan in 1980 – and my heart doesn't break when those I support don't win. Nor am I a party loyalist. As a conservative I vote for Republicans more often than not; for those of us committed to free enterprise, limited government, military strength, and a healthy civil society, there is usually no better option. But the Republican Party isn't the conservative movement. And a GOP defeat doesn't mean conservatism – or the GOP, for that matter – is in crisis....
  • You Can't Call a Pretty Girl Pretty; What Kind of Country Are We Becoming?

    01/11/2013 1:19:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mark Davis
    Before examining the ridiculous controversy stemming from Monday night’s college football championship broadcast, let us stipulate that there are more urgent and scary ways to describe the current changes in America. We are becoming a culture of dependency. We are becoming a neo-socialist experiment. We are becoming a dumbed-down nation unappreciative of its founders. We are losing touch with the Constitution and the very concept of liberty. I do not argue that today’s essay is our most pressing problem. But as scores of fine writers address the various angles of our republic’s dangle from a precarious thread, I thought...
  • EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

    01/11/2013 12:59:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    From New York to New Mexico and across the dependent plains, welfare recipients are getting sauced on the public dime. Drunk, besotted, bombed. But while politicians pay lip service to cutting government waste, fraud and abuse, they're doing very little in practice to stop the EBT party excesses. Where's the compassion for taxpayers? You see the signs everywhere: "We accept EBT." Fast-food restaurants do. Clothing retailers do. Auto repair shops, liquor stores and even sushi joints are joining the club. "EBT" stands for the federal government's electronic benefits transfer card, which is intended to provide poor people with food stamps...
  • The Truth About Law Enforcement & Gun Violence Prevention

    01/10/2013 11:39:42 PM PST · by rmlew · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    In Washington D.C., the office of the Honorable Joseph Biden was busy phoning up everyone from Mothers Against Pointy Things to the Gay Communist Gun Club of America to Wal-Mart to invite them down for a serious no-holds-barred discussion about doing to the Bill of Rights what his boss had done to the economy.Meanwhile over in Chicago, the latest corpse was being scraped off the sidewalk. In just nine days, Obama’s hometown was already 15% ahead of last year’s whopping murder rate. In New York, one of the city’s liberal judges gave civil rights activists a late Christmas present with...
  • Tough Path Seen by Obama on Ban of Assault Arms

    01/10/2013 11:10:34 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER
    While President Obama pledged to crack down on access to what he called “weapons of war” in the aftermath of last month’s schoolhouse massacre, the White House has calculated that a ban on military-style assault weapons will be exceedingly difficult to pass through Congress and is focusing on other measures it deems more politically achievable. As a task force led by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. readies recommendations on reducing gun violence for delivery to the president next week, White House officials say a new ban will be an element of whatever final package is proposed. But given the...
  • As liberals propose more gun control, Google searches on ‘Hitler gun control’ spike

    01/10/2013 11:05:03 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013
    Journalists were startled yesterday when Matt Drudge used photos of Hitler and Stalin on his Drudge Report website to highlight a story about Obama possibly issuing an executive order to tackle the gun issue. But according to research on Google Trends, web users interest in the history of Hitler and gun control has spiked since Democrats began demanding more restrictions on high capacity magazines and semi-automatic weapons. In December the keywords “Hitler gun control” spiked to a 100 rating - the rating given to Google’s peak search volume since 2004. Search volume for the same terms for the month of...
  • Lopez: Limit size of ammo clips to stem gun violence

    01/10/2013 11:01:02 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    tucsonsentinel.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Chloe Brooks
    A Democratic state senator called Thursday for Arizona to ban ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds, saying they enable rampages like the ones in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., and her hometown of Tucson. “After Sandy Hook, we said that was enough,” Linda Lopez said. “Those 20 children who were killed there, that was the minority compared to the number of children who die every year because of gun violence.” At a news conference, Lopez said she also will propose legislation to require background checks for all gun sales and to repeal a state law requiring law enforcement to...
  • Midwest Law Enforcement Leaders Share Ideas About Stopping Gun Violence

    01/10/2013 10:57:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mark Saxenmeyer
    Law enforcement and local politicians from around our region sat down Thursday to talk about the sensitive issue of gun violence, or more importantly, how to stop it. The Summit to Combat Gun Violence was actually planned a year ago, but it couldn't have been more timely in light of the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called the gathering a "midwest discussion" that brings "midwest values" to a national debate. Held at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, those assembled were a who's who of Minnesota leadership. Also in attendance: their counterparts from Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri...
  • Mexico's new ambassador to US says he's optimistic about new US guns laws helping cut violence

    01/10/2013 10:52:53 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    AP ^ | January 10, 2013
    Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora said Thursday that the mass shooting of school children in Newtown, Connecticut, last month had raised outrage to the point where previously unfeasible legal changes may be possible. .... Mexico says U.S. guns, particularly assault weapons, help fuel drug cartel-related violence south of the border. Medina Mora says he hopes the Newtown shooting will, in his words, "catalyze the necessary societal support for a change in the regulations that will be more favourable to the interests of our country."
  • In Debate with Breitbart's Shapiro, CNN's Piers Morgan Calls the Constitution 'Your Little Book'

    01/10/2013 9:49:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/10/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    “You come in here, brandish your little book as if I don’t know what’s in there--” “My little book? That’s the Constitution of the United States. It’s our founding document, Piers.” “I know what’s in your Constitution.” “Do you really?” That was the climax of a heated debate between Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro and CNN’s Piers Morgan on live television this evening--one in which Morgan came off much the worse for wear. Shapiro began by pointing out that for weeks, Morgan had bullied guests who defend the right to bear arms by "standing on the graves of the children...
  • In Libya: Why the Benghazi Investigation Is Going Nowhere

    01/10/2013 9:45:31 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies
    Time World ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Vivienne Walt
    Four months after a brutal assault on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi killed the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, politicians in Washington are still railing over how diplomats were left vulnerable to attack. Yet the political furor, which now threatens to hold up President Obama’s national-security nominations, stands in stark contrast to the response in Libya itself. There, Libyans say, the investigation is nonoperational, if not effectively dead, with witnesses too fearful to talk and key police officers targeted for violent retribution. “There is no Libyan investigation. No, no, no,” says Mohamed Buisier, a political activist in...
  • Let’s change the terminology in defending our gun rights

    01/10/2013 9:38:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 08 January 2013 | Tim Macy
    With the current attack on personal gun ownership and the Second Amendment, the radical Left has twisted the phrase “assault weapon” to try and take guns away from law-abiding Americans.Real assault rifles are used by modern infantrymen and are capable of firing in a fully-automatic mode. Yes, they are currently available to citizens -- but one must submit to a federal background check (which can take months), be photographed and fingerprinted, pay a tax of $200, and get a sign-off from the local chief of police or sheriff. Moreover, because of their limited supply, machineguns run in the thousands of...
  • Celina dad arrested after testing school's safety response in 'rogue manner'

    01/10/2013 9:20:03 PM PST · by Daffynition · 12 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 10, 2013 | DAVID SCHECHTER
    CELINA –– A parent in Celina ISD has been charged with making terroristic threats at his child's school. Police say Ron Miller, who was unarmed, told Celina Elementary School staffers that he had a gun to test the school's security response on Wednesday morning. "Basically, he told one of the greeters, 'I am a gunman. My target is inside of the building. I'm going in the building. You stop me,'" said Celina Independent School District superintendent Donny O'Dell. "They recognized, at that point, that he did not have a weapon and they were able to go ahead and tell him...
  • From monkeys to surfers, San Diego braces for cold

    01/10/2013 8:22:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    AP ^ | January 10, 2013 | JULIE WATSON
    SAN DIEGO—Strawberry growers are covering their crops while San Diego zookeepers are turning on heaters for the chimpanzees as Southern California braces for a cold snap expected to drop temperatures to a six-year low. The National Weather Service said Thursday that a low pressure trough sinking over San Diego County and parts of neighboring Orange County could keep nightly temperatures below freezing in coastal areas, the low deserts and inland valleys, threatening orange, avocado orchards and other sensitive plants.
  • Oil Producers To Share Four Corners Data At Conference

    01/10/2013 8:13:35 PM PST · by pinkwill · 11 replies
    PR NEWSWIRE ^ | 12/31/12 | Daniel Fine
    FARMINGTON, N.M., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An energy conference scheduled for March 18 and 19, 2013, will feature a series of presentations about new drilling for shale oil in the Mancos Shale Formation of the Four Corners Region of Northwest New Mexico. The conference will be held at San Juan College in the Henderson Fine Arts Center.
  • Do your elected officials know the meaning of the 2nd Amendment?

    01/10/2013 8:11:24 PM PST · by ealgeone · 23 replies
    vanity | 01/10/13 | Vanity
    I called my two senators and one congressman today to ask what their understanding of the Second Amendment was. Of the three....only the congressman's office gave the correct reply it gives the People the people the right to defend themselves from government. And I live in a Red state. You would think this would be the automatic reply. To be fair, I only got to speak to staff members, but the two Senate staff members didn't know. So I explained it to them. Not sure how they took it. Call your Senators and Congressman/woman and find out if they know.