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  • Obama to get new license plate? (Updated)

    01/15/2013 4:17:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 15, 2013 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The DC Council wants him to -- specifically one that says "Taxation without Representation." Two members of the council are headed to the White House to meet with administration officials Friday, and they are bringing the new plate with hopes that President Obama will agree to put it on his limousine. If not permanently, then at least during the Inaugural parade. "If the president would put the plates on, I think it would lift our spirits," Councilmember Mary M. Cheh told POLITICO. "It's important that people know the situation we're in." The council unanimously passed a resolution earlier this week...
  • Woman Charged with Arranging Husband's Beating

    01/15/2013 4:17:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    kstp ^ | 1-15-13 | Jennie Olson
    A Mankato woman is charged with arranging the beating of her husband by two men with aluminum baseball bats. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Ashley Stillwell had an argument with her husband over bills on Jan. 8, left the house and returned with the two men. A criminal complaint says the men struck Gary Stillwell several times with the bats in front of his children
  • STAND UP FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT BY STANDING WITH NEW YORK STATE SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE

    01/15/2013 3:59:55 PM PST · by FR_addict · 29 replies
    NY State Senator Kathleen Marchione ^ | 1/15/2013 | Senator Kathleen Marchione
    SIGN KATHY’S PETITION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE RESTRICTIVE NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES THAT WILL WEAKEN THE SECOND AMENDMENT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF LAW-ABIDING NEW YORKERS SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights Help Senator Marchione Repeal and Replace Restrictive New Gun Control that Weakens the Second Amendment Constitutional Rights of Law-Abiding New Yorkers! In a vote held in the state Legislature last night – Monday, January 14, 2013 – the Second Amendment Constitutional freedoms of New Yorkers were weakened with passage of restrictive new gun control. I strongly opposed this legislation that was rushed through both houses of our state...
  • Sandy Hook: this man helped save six children is now getting harassed for it

    01/15/2013 3:50:57 PM PST · by Dead Dog · 67 replies
    Salon ^ | Alex Seitz-Wald
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  • Brisk gun sales leave store shelves bare (so much for the masses wanting gun control)

    01/15/2013 3:50:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    CRESTWOOD, KY (WAVE) - A new Washington Post poll found 52 percent of Americans favor new gun control measures. Despite that, guns are flying off store shelves in Kentuckiana. Owners at several gun shops tell WAVE 3 News, they've had days when their stores are packed, some even say they had lines out the door and all of those we talked to tell us, their supplies are running low. "They've been though the roof," said Open Range Sales consultant Aaron Hatfield of gun sales and one thing is driving them, "fear," he said. "They're scared of what's going to happen...
  • Donald Trump Endorses Netanyahu for Prime Minister

    01/15/2013 3:45:02 PM PST · by dennisw · 19 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 1/15/2013 | By David Lev
    Donald Trump, the billionaire American real estate developer and television celebrity, on Tuesday endorsed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for reelection. In a video released Tuesday, Trump is seen calling Netanyahu “an amazing person, and an exceptional person,” deserving of the support of every Israeli. The effort to get Trump to endorse Netanyahu was the idea of Jonny Daniels, an Israeli public relations agent who counts among his clients many American celebrities and business officials in Israel. Daniels asked Trump to endorse Netanyahu and the Likud, in order to stress the importance of reelecting the Prime Minister for Israelis. Daniels said...
  • Who Thought Obama Would Negotiate?

    01/15/2013 3:38:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know what amuses me today? All these media types. Let me take you back. Leading into the debate on the debt ceiling, remember even going into last year, the fiscal cliff first and then the debt ceiling, remember all these people saying to the Republicans, "Look, you guys just go ahead and agree to a tax increase on the rich and all that stuff and then Obama will have to negotiate. He will." I was incredulous. I said, "Who are these people?" It was a lot of people pressuring the Republicans, other Republicans, media types. "You...
  • Man who helped Sandy Hook kids is harassed by conspiracy theorists

    01/15/2013 3:33:14 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 86 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/2013 | Yahoo News
    A man who found six children in his driveway in Newtown, Conn., after their teacher had been shot and killed in last month's school massacre has become the target of conspiracy theorists who believe the shootings were staged. “I don’t know what to do,” Gene Rosen told Salon.com. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘How much am I being paid?'”
  • Santelli Rips the Keynesians: “The Answer Is Always More Money” (Video)

    01/15/2013 3:26:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    “The answer is always more money… in ten years when we look back, is the weight of all this debt going to take care of all of these impulsive upticks?” http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/santelli-rips-the-keynesians-the-answer-is-always-more-money-video/
  • Homeowner shoots two breaking into SUV

    01/15/2013 3:21:39 PM PST · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/15/2013 | Kristina De Leon
    SAN ANTONIO -- A homeowner shot two men, killing one, when he heard someone breaking into his SUV. It happened on Lightstone Drive near Stone Oak and Hardy Oak Boulevard shortly before 2 a.m. Police say the owner of a parked SUV heard someone attempting to break into it. That's when, according to police, he went outside and spotted someone inside his vehicle. As he approached the vehicle the owner thought he spotted a gun. The SUV owner then fired at the suspect, hitting him one time in the upper torso. Police say the getaway driver then sped off. The...
  • Debt, Gov't Dysfunction Rise to Top of Americans' Issue List (Economy 21%, Guns/Gun Control Only 4%)

    01/15/2013 3:20:35 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | January 14, 2013
    Fewer Americans now cite unemployment as most important problem PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' concerns about the federal budget deficit and government dysfunction rose high enough in January to knock unemployment out of the top two slots on Gallup's "most important problem" list for the first time since 2009.These results are based on a Jan. 7-10 Gallup poll, conducted just after Washington lawmakers narrowly avoided the fiscal cliff by virtue of a resolution that in part postponed the deadline for legislated sequestration of spending until March 1. Additionally, a debt ceiling deadline looms within the next two months.
  • Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland

    01/15/2013 3:16:04 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 75 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Ben Quinn,
    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which made the discovery, said the burgers were produced by two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK. In nine of the 10 burger samples from the four retailers, and from the Irish chain Dunnes Stores, horse DNA was found at very low levels. However, in one sample, from Tesco, the level of positive DNA indicated horsemeat accounted for 29% relative to the beef content.
  • US taps pension fund to avoid passing debt limit (Borrowing against borrowed pensions)

    01/15/2013 3:15:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    msn money ^ | 1/15/2013 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the government has begun borrowing from the federal employee pension fund to keep operating without surpassing its debt limit. Geithner says in a letter to congressional leaders that the move will free up $156 billion in borrowing authority while Congress debates increasing the $16.4 trillion debt limit.
  • With Kids as Human Shields, Obama Will Unveil Left's Long-Held Plan to Grab Guns

    01/15/2013 3:12:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The media are just salivating today. Politico, the Washington Post, the New York Times. Folks, they can barely keep their pants up, they are so excited. (interruption) Yeah. (sigh) They might not laugh at that, either. Yeah, some of them are wearing pants. They're all excited over Biden's proposals. Nineteen proposals to try to limit the availability of guns. Nineteen proposals to get around the Second Amendment. Many of these 19 proposals will come via executive order -- and if they do, they will be illegal. Executive orders are not intended to be used this way. Executive...
  • Racial Tensions Flare at Queens Redistricting Hearing

    01/15/2013 3:12:05 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 4 replies
    Observer.Com ^ | 1/15/2013
    Unlike Teddy Roosevelt, the president he quoted at last night’s Queens redistricting hearing, Republican Councilman Dan Halloran spoke loudly and did not carry a big stick. Mr. Halloran’s bruising 2009 City Council race in northeast Queens cast a long shadow over the hearing in Long Island City- the third of its kind in front of a commission tasked with the decennial redrawing of districts to reflect demographic changes in the city- where he and allied civic groups clashed with Asian advocacy organizations about whether a neighborhood, Oakland Gardens, should be incorporated into Mr. Halloran’s 19th District. The heavily Asian neighborhood,...
  • Napolitano Stays at DHS, Immigration Reform Advocates Cheer

    01/15/2013 3:05:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    ABC News Univision ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will remain at her post during President Obama's second term, a development that could have implications for the debate over immigration reform. Officials from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to ABC/Univision on Monday that Napolitano will stay in her current job.
  • Piers Morgan to Ben Shapiro: How about a townhall debate where my other guests and I can berate you?

    01/15/2013 3:04:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2013 | AllahPundit
    They need a gun-rights supporter for their ritual shaming ceremony and since Shapiro embarrassed Morgan the other night, he was naturally a top choice. Alternate headline: "Man declines to serve as prop." [W]hen it came time to book the show, Morgan’s team refused to tell Shapiro what the format of the show would be. When Shapiro said that he expected balance --- a second one-on-one interview with Morgan — Morgan’s producers balked. They did insist strongly, however, that Shapiro appear on the show, where he would be “in for the entire show” and “have a huge part.” When Shapiro again...
  • Fitch warns it may downgrade US over debt standoff

    01/15/2013 3:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/15/2013 | PAN PYLAS
    The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there's a delay in raising the country's debt ceiling, Fitch Ratings warned Tuesday. Congress has to increase the country's debt limit, which effectively rules how much debt the U.S. can have, by the end of February or face a potential default, Fitch says. There are fears that the debate will descend into the sort of squabbling and political brinkmanship that marked the last effort to raise the ceiling in the summer of 2011. Outgoing U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned then that...
  • (PA) Please contact state legislators for Right to Bear Arms Protection Act

    01/15/2013 2:56:57 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Posted: January 11, 2013 04:12 PM From: Representative Daryl Metcalfe To: All House members Subject: Right to Bear Arms Protection Act I am currently having legislation drafted that is similar to firearm legislation recently introduced in Wyoming. My legislation would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal restriction, prohibition or registration requirement for firearms, magazines, and ammunition. My legislation would also require the state to intercede on behalf of Pennsylvania citizens against any federal attempt to register, ban or restrict the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products. I hope you will join me...
  • Study: Top 5 Movies Contain 185 Victims of Violence (Video)

    01/15/2013 2:56:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:04 PM PST 1/15/2013 | Paul Bond
    Study: Top 5 Movies Contain 185 Victims of Violence (Video) 1:04 PM PST 1/15/2013 by Paul Bond share Comments (45)  153   "Django Unchained" Conservative-leaning group catalogs violent deaths in the weekend's top-grossing films including "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables" and "Gangster Squad." U.S. lawmakers might be eyeing more gun-control laws in the wake of several mass shootings, including one that took the lives of 26 women and children at an elementary school in Connecticut, but conservative groups have their sights set on laying some of the blame on the movie industry.