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  • CIVIL WAR'S A-BREWIN'

    01/11/2013 8:55:59 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 34 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1-11-13 | Matt Barber
    A pretty, young, auburn-haired woman – mid-20s – drove down a lonely country road somewhere in Oklahoma. Appearing in her rearview mirror, at the back windshield, were two menacing orbs of light floating amid ashen dusk. The guttural roar of a souped-up big block shook the tiny Volkswagen Rabbit as a van-load of inbred thugs lurched left and drew alongside her. A ponytailed passenger taunted inaudibly and blew foul kisses between crude hand gestures. He pointed for her to pull over as the van repeatedly swerved dangerously close. Inside the car a man, asleep in the reclining passenger seat, was...
  • CIVIL WAR'S A-BREWIN'

    01/11/2013 8:52:08 PM PST · by jimluke01
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1-11-13 | Matt Barber
    A pretty, young, auburn-haired woman – mid-20s – drove down a lonely country road somewhere in Oklahoma. Appearing in her rearview mirror, at the back windshield, were two menacing orbs of light floating amid ashen dusk. The guttural roar of a souped-up big block shook the tiny Volkswagen Rabbit as a van-load of inbred thugs lurched left and drew alongside her. A ponytailed passenger taunted inaudibly and blew foul kisses between crude hand gestures. He pointed for her to pull over as the van repeatedly swerved dangerously close. Inside the car a man, asleep in the reclining passenger seat, was...
  • U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan on rise for 2013

    01/11/2013 8:30:43 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 10, 2013 | Greg Miller
    The CIA has opened the year with a flurry of drone strikes in Pakistan, pounding Taliban targets along the country’s tribal belt at a time when the Obama administration is preparing to disclose its plans for pulling most U.S. forces out of neighboring Afghanistan. A strike Thursday in North Waziristan was the seventh in 10 days, marking a major escalation in the pace of attacks. Drone attacks had slipped in frequency to fewer than one per week last year. Current and former U.S. intelligence officials attributed the increased tempo to a sense of urgency surrounding expectations that President Obama will...
  • Is Obama Setting the Stage to Seize the Power of the Purse?

    01/11/2013 8:29:38 PM PST · by Hoodat · 63 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | January 11, 2013, 6:07 pm | Keith Koffler
    The White House may craftily be laying the groundwork for a massive and thoroughly unconstitutional seizure of power from Congress.Republicans are threatening not to raise the debt ceiling limit unless President Obama agrees to significant cuts in spending. And so, a move is increasingly afoot to have Obama raise it himself. It’s hard to imagine that the growing clamor doesn’t have the approval of the White House. And it’s hard to imagine a more egregious abuse of power.There are few Constitutional principles more clear than that Congress is in charge of allotting the nation’s cash. . .
  • Mississippi's only abortion clinic misses deadline

    01/11/2013 8:17:41 PM PST · by Islander7 · 19 replies
    WDAM TV ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | By Cheryl Lasseter
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Mississippi's only abortion clinic missed a deadline Friday to comply with a state law requiring each of its physicians to get hospital admitting privileges. Diane Derzis, administrator of the Jackson Women's Health Organization, said every Jackson-area hospital where the clinic applied for privileges said it doesn't want to deal with the pressure of being associated with abortion providers. As the deadline passes, the Mississippi Department of Health won't immediately close the clinic, but will pay an unannounced visit to the clinic within the next few days. If the clinic is found to be non-compliant,...
  • Hagel's No-Nukes "Global Zero": They Cheat, We Don't

    01/11/2013 8:04:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 9, 2013 | Peter Huessy
    Generally it means that even the severely reduced number of warheads deployed in our arsenal would not -- if they were needed in a crisis -- be available for use. If that in fact took place -- with countries hostile to the US having arsenals in excess of the US force -- it would probably be in irresistible invitation to them to attack. Former Senator Chuck Hagel, nominated to be Secretary of Defense, is also a signatory of what is known as the "Global Zero" plan. It calls for the United States and Russia to begin comprehensive nuclear arms negotiations...
  • Wyoming's Firearm Protection Act

    01/11/2013 7:58:50 PM PST · by morethanright · 16 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-11 20:07:04 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."~ 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution.Many Americans mistakenly define the above as "states rights." States have no rights ... people do. As the Declaration of Independence states, "...Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." The purpose of that power is first and foremost to "secure" the individual "rights" of every free man and woman.The state legislature of Wyoming is considering a bill...
  • Loaded Revolutionary War-Era Cannon Found In Central Park

    01/11/2013 7:47:48 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 21 replies
    CBS 2 via Drudge ^ | 1/11/2013
    Parks workers came upon a live cannon ball, loaded in a cannon that is getting refurbished, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported exclusively. The loaded artillery piece was one of two Revolutionary War-era cannons being stored at the park’s Ramble shed near the 79th Street transverse. Preservation workers for the Central Park Conservancy called police about mid-day after opening up the capped cannon for cleaning.
  • This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For (FedGov Responds to Death Star Petition)

    01/11/2013 7:29:13 PM PST · by mnehring · 12 replies
    Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For By Paul ShawcrossThe Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons: The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.The Administration does not support blowing up planets.Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that...
  • Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council

    01/11/2013 7:20:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-11-13 | Hal Dardick, John Byrne, Rick Pearson and Katherine Skiba
    Ald. Sandi Jackson has resigned from the Chicago City Council. The 7th Ward alderman submitted her resignation letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel today. It is effective Tuesday. "After much consideration and while dealing with very painful family health matters, I have met with my family and determined that the constituents of the 7th Ward, as well as you Mr. Mayor, and my colleagues in the City Council deserve a partner who can commit all of their energies to the business of the people. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation as Alderman of 7th Ward,...
  • Wyoming lawmakers push gun control exemption

    01/11/2013 7:07:48 PM PST · by rwh · 13 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 1/11/13 | Associated Press
    CHEYENNE — Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to pre-empt any federal crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the aftermath of last month's school shooting in Connecticut. A bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would specify that any federal limitation on guns would be unenforceable. It also would make it a state felony for federal agents to try to enforce restrictions. The bill comes as Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver gun-control proposals to President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Obama has said reducing gun violence is a top priority following the massacre of 20 children and six...
  • The John Kerry Wall of Shame

    01/11/2013 7:06:37 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1-8-2012 | Van Zorge
    The John Kerry Wall of Shame LINK TO VIDEO Published on Jan 8, 2013 ATTENTION ALL VETERANS (see posting instructions below) This video site is dedicated to giving veterans an opportunity to express their opposition to John Kerry's nomination for Secretary of State. The comment section is reserved EXCLUSIVELY FOR VETERANS' comments (see instructions below). All comments WILL BE MODERATED before appearing on the site. All non-veterans can view, "like" and share this video. Veterans' POSTING INSTRUCTIONS: Posting your name is optional, but please post your DATES OF SERVICE Feel free to make any comments regarding your opposition to...
  • Top Senate Dems urge Obama to take unilateral action on debt ceiling ( Bypass Congress- again )

    01/11/2013 7:04:18 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 11 2013 | FNS
    If President Obama were to break the impasse with Republicans over raising the debt limit by taking unilateral action, such a move would have the potential to set off a firestorm of controversy and spark a protracted legal battle. Top Senate Democrats say, go for it. The White House has dismissed talk that Obama would rely on unusual measures to raise the nation's debt limit without Congress' approval, but administration officials also have warned that the country could default on its debt and trigger a new economic crisis if lawmakers don't increase the limit on borrowing.
  • Senior Obama aide DeParle leaving White House: source

    01/11/2013 6:56:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:58pm EST | Matt Spetalnick
    Nancy-Anne DeParle, a top aide to President Barack Obama, is leaving the White House, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, marking the latest departure of a woman from a senior post in the administration. … DeParle’s departure is for personal reasons after nearly four years at the White House. She will leave after Obama’s second inauguration this month, The New York Times reported. …
  • State Suspends Handgun Carry Permit Of Tactical Response CEO

    01/11/2013 6:53:13 PM PST · by listenhillary · 61 replies
    livewire.talkingpointsmemo ^ | 1/11/13 | IGOR BOBIC
    The state of Tennessee has suspended the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, who recently said he would "start killing people" should President Obama take executive action on gun control. State officials explained they revoked the permit because of Yeager's "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public," according to a local TV station. Tactical Response is a Tennessee-based company that specializes in firearms and tactical training. "The number one priority for our department is to ensure the public's safety," wrote Commissioner Bill Gibbons. "Mr. Yeager's comments were irresponsible, dangerous, and deserved our immediate attention....
  • U.S. Treasury Says Balanced Budget in December—Yet Hit Debt Limit During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    01/11/2013 6:45:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In its monthly statement for December, released Friday, the U.S. Treasury says the federal government balanced its budget during the month, bringing in roughly $270 billion in revenues while making roughly $270 billion in expenditures. Yet, the Treasury also says that during December it increased by $63.079 billion the national debt subject to the statutory legal limit set by Congress, thus dramatically bringing the debt to the legal limit on Dec. 31, just as Congress and the White House were involved in final negotiations on a deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff”—which would have canceled all of the lower...
  • US government tells computer users to disable Java

    01/11/2013 6:44:04 PM PST · by LouAvul · 34 replies
    WindstreamNews ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.</p> <p>The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts.</p>
  • Dispensing with the Constitution ---Obama’s executive caprice.

    01/11/2013 6:41:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17 | BRETT TALLEY
    We are in the midst of a crisis of federalism and we don’t even know it. In November, the states of Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana use, while 16 other states and Washington, D.C., already permitted the medical use of marijuana. Yet at the same time, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 prohibits the cultivation, sale, and use of marijuana in all its forms. State and federal law are at odds.The Constitution is plain: Federal law is the “supreme law of the land” (Article VI, section 2). And yet our national history is replete with conflicts between the laws...
  • Obama, Karzai Call for “Taliban Office” in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 6:39:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    The Taliban, which harbored al Qaeda in Afghanistan in the lead up to the 9/11 attacks on America in 2001, will have an office in Afghanistan and engage in direct talks with the democratic government there, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai affirmed at a joint White House news conference Friday. “Ultimately security gains must be matched by political progress, so we’ve recommitted our nations to a reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban,” Obama said. “President Karzai updated me on the Afghan government’s road map to peace, and today we agreed that this process should...
  • Cobb GOP Breakfast: Father of Aurora shooting victim speaks on gun control

    01/11/2013 6:32:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    mdjonline.com ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Geoff Folsom
    MARIETTA — An incoming lawmaker who has introduced several bills calling for loosening of concealed weapons laws in Georgia was told Saturday that his proposed legislation doesn’t go far enough. Carrying a .45-caliber pistol on his side, Guy Bennett said his 22-year-old son was in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater where a gunman opened fire during a July 20 showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. Bennett’s son’s girlfriend was among those hit in the mass shooting, but survived. Bennett, speaking to a panel discussion of eight current, outgoing and future Republican state representatives...