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  • Texans likely to fight Obama's gun proposal

    01/16/2013 4:44:58 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ted Oberg
    A representative from The Woodlands is vowing to file legislation that would make it illegal to enforce federal bans on semi-automatic weapons. Under Republican State Representative Steve Toth's "Firearms Protection Act," anyone trying to enforce federal gun bans could face felony charges. Toth's announcement comes on the eve of President Barack Obama's unveiling of his initiative to fight gun violence. Some of the so-called concrete steps will address both gun control and mental health care. So how will Texas respond to the recommendations? .... "What should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe and that we're...
  • Barber pushes mental health in meeting with Biden on gun package

    01/16/2013 4:33:50 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    azcapitoltimes.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Mary Shinn
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, urged Vice President Joe Biden on Monday to incorporate improved mental health care in any gun-control measures the White House proposes to reduce gun violence. Barber was one of eight House Democrats to meet with Biden, who was charged by President Barack Obama with developing a response to the shooting last month that killed 26 people, most of them children, in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Barber, who was shot in the January 2011 attack at a Tucson Safeway that killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, said he is not...
  • Bill Clinton on Hillary: ‘She’ll Live to Be 120'

    01/16/2013 4:33:42 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 15, 2013
    Former President Clinton made a bold prediction about his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Despite her recent health problems, Clinton said his wife is so healthy she’ll outlive him. “I tell her that she still has time to have three more husbands after me. I think she’ll live to be 120,” he said. “I always know that she’s thinking about that whenever I’m stubborn about something — in her constant quest for my self-improvement she refers to me as her first husband.”
  • Congress Must Do Its Duty and ZOT "gun control"

    01/16/2013 4:28:00 AM PST · by obsnob · 77 replies
    “Don’t let the lobbyists win” should be the rallying call of Barack Obama to congress when he unveils wide-ranging measures aimed at curbing gun violence. Following the shooting of 27 people, including 12 children, at a school in Newton Connecticut at the end of last year, the gun debate has been at the top of most people’s discussion list and congress has to seriously consider the measures Obama is set to propose – similar to those passed in New York on Tuesday. In addressing these measures, congress cannot let powerful lobbying groups such as the NRA sway them with various...
  • Jewish religious movements present plans to end gun violence

    01/16/2013 4:15:56 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    jta.org ^ | January 16, 2013
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – Jewish leaders representing the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist movements are all answering the nation’s call for ideas to end gun violence. Together, they have held news conferences, written to Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control task force and sent letters to Congress. On Jan. 15, which would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 84th birthday, members of an interfaith alliance known as Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence held a news conference to urge Americans to work together to help curb gun violence. They called for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines...
  • The Media's Favorite Fake Republicans

    01/16/2013 4:05:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Republican Party is desperately in need of some good advice. It needs to return to Ronald Reagan conservatism and give America a two-party system, not a tinny echo of Obama. But our liberal media keep desperately inviting fake Republicans to offer advice to the GOP. They want to create a new Republican Party, one that rejects the principles of the man who championed freedom. Exhibit A: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Jan. 14 Washington Post insisted on the front page: "Bloomberg wants change in the GOP." Post reporter Jason Horowitz noted, "America's most prominent and deep pocketed...
  • New Math: President Obama Exaggerates Deficit Savings

    01/16/2013 4:01:10 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/15/2013 | John Merline
    At his press conference this week, President Obama made it seem as though the job of getting the government's deficits under control is nearly done. "The consensus is we need about $4 trillion to stabilize our debt and our deficit," he told reporters, "which means we need about $1.5 trillion more." [snip] But a closer look at the numbers shows that Obama is exaggerating how much deficit reduction he's actually achieved, and is being decidedly Pollyannaish about the nation's still massive long-term budget gap and what will be needed to close it.
  • Rupert Murdoch Tweets About Gun Control, Overweight Woman

    01/16/2013 3:54:52 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Georg Szalai
    The News Corp. CEO says he "did not mean to be unsympathetic" after a comment on a "fat lady" who fell through a sidewalk draws criticism from Keith Olbermann. News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch started off the year fairly quietly on Twitter. But on Tuesday night, he once again drew attention with Twitter posts about gun control and an overweight woman from New York whose fall through a sidewalk drew tabloid coverage. "Hopefully we'll get some real actions on guns tomorrow, not just some stage managed stunt," Murdoch tweeted late Tuesday. "This is federal imperative, not for states."...
  • Are Guns the Problem?

    01/16/2013 3:49:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped. Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to...
  • Chief Keef Arrested For Probation Violation [CHICAGO RAPPER pointed gun at cop]

    01/16/2013 3:49:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Billboard.com ^ | 1/15/13 | Jason Lipshutz
    Chicago rapper Chief Keef was taken into custody on Tuesday (Jan. 15) after a judge ruled that the 17-year-old had violated his probation. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the rapper (real name: Keith Cozart) was handcuffed and taken out of court during a probation hearing on Tuesday. Keef is being held until a sentencing hearing on Thursday. Chief Keef was reportedly sentenced to 18 months probation in January 2012 for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer. Judge Carl Anthony Walker ruled that Cozart violated his probation, which barred him from coming into contact with any firearms, by visiting...
  • First, the Bad News

    01/16/2013 3:34:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | John Stossel
    We in the media rarely lie to you. But that leaves plenty of room to take things wildly out of context. That's where most big scare stories come from, like recent headlines about GM foods. GM means "genetically modified," which means scientists add genes, altering the plant's DNA, in this case to make the crop resistant to pests. Last week, Poland joined seven other European countries in banning cultivation of GM foods. The politicians acted because headlines screamed about how GM foods caused huge tumors in rats. The pictures of the rats are scary. Some have tumors the size of...
  • Fane Lozman, winner in Supreme Court case against Riviera Beach, calls it 'an amazing day'

    01/16/2013 3:29:30 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    .palmbeachpost. ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | By Jane Musgrave
    Fane Lozman, a Marine turned multi-millionaire inventor turned thorn in the side of Riviera Beach officials, has won his long-running legal battle against the city over his floating home. In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that Lozman’s 60-foot, two-story home that was once anchored at the Riviera Beach Marina was not a vessel. As Lozman has argued for years, the court ruled that the city shouldn’t have been able to seize it using centuries-old maritime law. The decision sets the stage for Lozman to return to court to seek damages against Riviera Beach for destroying...
  • When I Was A Kid: Reflections Of A 50-Year-Old American

    01/16/2013 3:10:17 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 53 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 01-16-2013 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    The United States of America was the greatest nation in the history of the world, bar none, and just about every American school kid knew why http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/when-i-was-a-kid-reflections-of-a-50-year-old-american?f=must_reads
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 16, 2013

    01/16/2013 3:02:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Switching To Generic HIV Drugs Could Save The U.S. Billions [BO will throw AIDS patients under bus]

    01/16/2013 3:01:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 1/16/13 | Joseph Nordqvist
    The U.S health care system could save over $1 billion dollars a year if they replace current antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection with generic versions of the medications, a risky move that could seriously affect the efficacy of HIV treatment. The implications of such a change was explored in a study published in the January 15 edition of Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • AP-GfK poll: 6 in 10 favor stricter gun laws

    01/16/2013 2:38:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | january 16, 2013 | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA
    Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. Three-quarters of Americans said they reacted to the Connecticut massacre with deep anger, while 54 percent said they felt deeply ashamed...
  • Scott gets an earful from black lawmakers [Florida Governor Hated by Obama Cult]

    01/16/2013 2:25:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Florida Current ^ | 1/15/13 | Bill Cotterell
    Near the beginning of a polite but frank sit-down between Gov. Rick Scott and black state lawmakers, state Sen. Arthenia Joyner cordially told the governor, "We differ on a lot of things." "You're kidding," Scott replied in mock surprise. As the 23 black House and Senate members laughed, he quickly added, "I care about jobs and education, and I'm sure you do, too." For the next hour and 10 minutes, the political-philosophy gulf between the wealthy Republican governor and the black Democrats who represent some of the poorest people in Florida was starkly obvious. They aired their differences on health...
  • Prop-a-palooza: The Use and Abuse of Kiddie Human Shields

    01/16/2013 2:16:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging -- a feckless attempt to invoke "For the Children" immunity by hiding behind them. What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-a-longs. We are already...
  • Obama's half brother to run for Kenyan office

    01/16/2013 2:13:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** The president's campaign advice? "Have thick skin, be honest and sincere," Malik Obama told CNN. Malik Obama will run as an independent candidate in Kenya's election in March. The county of Siaya, in the western part of the country, has a population of about 842,000. Malik Obama, who studied accounting at the University of Nairobi, and his half brother met for the first time in 1985 and have reportedly kept in close contact ever since. Each served as the other's best man at their weddings.
  • Obama: ‘Israel Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’ [Arrogant Jew Hater Alert]

    01/16/2013 1:46:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg (LINK ONLY) | 1/14/13 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-14/what-obama-thinks-israelis-don-t-understand-.html