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  • Good News: Liberals Say I'm the Ultimate Tool!

    01/16/2013 6:18:52 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | John Ransom
    Kathleen396 wrote: These talk show hosts and those libertarians who write for Townhall are the socialist democrats best friend, they helped get Obama re-elected by being anti-anything GOP. If you voted for Gary Johnson, if you stayed home, you own this mess. -Obama Gives GOP a BailoutDear Kathleen,In elections the only one responsible for the outcome is the candidate. Romney had every chance to win and he didn’t. His bad, not Gary Johnson’s. Unfortunately the GOP has too often put forward candidates that advocate the very policies that they criticize their opponent for. Asking Americans to vote Romney because he...
  • Sen. Bob Casey: Gun control measures would not infringe on certain gun rights

    01/16/2013 6:05:57 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Ivey DeJesus
    Just hours before President Obama unveils proposals for executive measures that would impose stricter policies on gun control, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips would not infringe on gun owners' rights. He also said that an assault weapons ban would not have an “adverse impact” on important considerations for Pennsylvanians: “One, the basic right to protect yourself and purchase a gun if you need to protect your family," Casey said. "And two the hunting tradition we have in Pennsylvania, which is strong and a part of the community and state, really...
  • Journalists Refuse Yard Signs That Say 'This Home Is Proudly Gun Free'

    01/16/2013 6:04:36 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Being publicly identified as to whether or not you are a gun owner is fine for thee but not me. That is the attitude of many newspaper editors and journalists  as was revealed in a video produced by Project Veritas. Here is the Project Veritas explanation of what happened: Posing as "Citizens Against Senseless Violence," we visit the homes of journalists working for Westchester Journal News, MSNBC, and the Star-Ledger. We also visited the home of Eric Holder. None will take our signs that say "THIS HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE."
  • Robert Gibbs: NRA No Match For Obama Campaign Apparatus

    01/16/2013 6:02:13 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Tom Kludt
    Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said the leftover campaign apparatus from President Barack Obama's re-election bid is more than capable of overpowering the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. Gibbs said the president may have to return to campaign mode in order to push for new gun policies, suggesting that Obama should barnstorm the country to promote the proposals that the White House will unveil on Wednesday. "He's got to get out of the White House and travel the country," Gibbs said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "He's got to make his case directly to the...
  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar leaving

    01/16/2013 6:00:38 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to step down from his post in March, after four tumultuous years overseeing oil drilling, recreation, grazing and other activities on federal lands and waters. According to administration officials who confirmed the decision, Salazar plans to return home to his family in Colorado, the state that he represented in the Senate and where he served as attorney general for six years. In the post, Salazar oversaw the reorganization of government agencies that oversee offshore drilling in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Under Salazar’s watch, the Minerals Management Service was...
  • Sandy Hook and Christopher Rodia – Most ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ Can’t Think

    01/16/2013 5:55:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 283 replies
    JoeQuinn.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Joe Quinn
    Apparently many alternative news pundits and Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists are still fixated on the idea that a man named Christopher Rodia was the REAL owner of the black Honda Civic that has been identified as the car of Adam Lanza’s mother and which was found outside the Sandy Hook elementary school. The basis for this erroneous belief is police scanner audio that was picked up from the morning of Dec. 14th and details Connecticut State Police response to the massacre. I obtained the original audio files from Radioreference.com. I had to pay a small sum for the full files....
  • Michigan Mayors Pushing for Changes in Gun Laws

    01/16/2013 5:51:43 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    fox47news.com ^ | January 15, 2013
    On the one month anniversary of the Newtown school shooting, a group of Michigan mayors called for action to end gun violence. They're demanding universal background checks, a ban on military assault-style weapons and gun trafficking made a federal crime. "We're facing an avalanche, we are having guns rain down on us and bullets are raining down on our citizens," Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said. "It has already been a terrible January in Lansing and we're not unique." Joining with law enforcement, the mayors are asking for the federal government to step in. They want additional, legal means to curb...
  • Petition: Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families...

    01/16/2013 5:49:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov blinked. The petition has 22,717 signatures and was going to make 25,000. Now they have changed the threshold to 100,000. They could feel that heat. This petition implements RULES FOR RADICALS #5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" against Obama. If gun-free zones make people safe, then why don’t we declare the immediate vicinity of the President and Vice-President to be gun-free zones and send the Secret Service home? Or are gun-free zones good enough for our kids, but not good enough for our overlords? It is the height of arrogance and hypocrisy for politicians to surround themselves with...
  • Constitutional Analysis of the Cuomo Gun Ban

    01/16/2013 5:47:10 AM PST · by wredlich · 25 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 1/15/2013 | Warren Redlich
    NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's so-called SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) is unconstitutional. The law explicitly goes after "military-style" firearms while purporting to protect hunting and sporting purposes. The Second Amendment is not about hunting and sporting uses of arms. Despite all the disputes about the phrasing, there can't be any question that it refers to "militia" and "the security of a free state." Neither of these has anything to do with hunting or sports. The key language in the ban shows that the legislative intent is to discriminate against "military-style" features, and favoring (in a relative sense)...
  • People For the American Way’ Smears Michele Bachmann

    01/16/2013 5:29:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2013 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - ‘People For the American Way’ Smears Michele BachmannPosted By John Perazzo On January 16, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments To read and order Frank Gaffney’s pamphlet, The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration, click here.Last June, Rep. Michele Bachmann and four Republican colleagues sent letters to the Inspectors General at the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State, asking them to investigate whether the Muslim Brotherhood—the ideological wellspring from which such terrorist outfits as al Qaeda and Hamas first emerged—might be gaining undue influence over high-level U.S. government officials....
  • Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith Ellison-Vindicated Bachmann Under Attack

    01/16/2013 5:27:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-16-12 | Robert Spencer
    Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith Ellison - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith EllisonPosted By Robert Spencer On January 16, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments Editors’ note: While Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been vindicated for suggesting that Muslim Brotherhood elements have infiltrated the U.S. government, the left-wing activist group, People For the American Way (PFAW), has launched a petition drive against Rep. Bachmann in an effort to remove her from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Frontpage editors felt this was an opportune time to...
  • Fla. Senate Panel Votes To Ban Spying With Drones

    01/16/2013 5:22:03 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    CBS Tampa Bay via AP ^ | 1/15/2013 | CBS Tampa Bay via AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens. A bill (SB 92) that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence or other information flew through the Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote Tuesday. It also would ban government agencies from using drones for code enforcement
  • City of Austin furthers effort to control guns

    01/16/2013 4:59:39 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    kvue.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | JESSICA HOLLOWAY
    AUSTIN -- The City of Austin's Health and Human Services Committee spent the first hour of its Tuesday meeting discussing ways to expand gun control and safety. "We are taking part in an important discussion that's going on at the national level," said Austin City Council member Mike Martinez. The committee took part in a question/answer session with Austin Police Assistant Chief Sean Mannix. Mannix says since 2010, Austin police seized more than 780 guns through a buy-back program called Guns for Groceries. Mannix says the weapons seized are either destroyed or used by the police department. APD also has...
  • NRA TV Ad: Obama ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ Because His Daughters Have Armed Guards

    01/16/2013 4:56:44 AM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    TPM ^ | January 15, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    The National Rifle Association is amping up the political rhetoric in advance of President Obama's gun violence prevention announcement scheduled for Wednesday. On Tuesday, the NRA posted a video on its website accusing the president of being "an elitist hypocrite" because his daughters have armed guards at school. CNN reported Tuesday night that the video "is running on the Sportsman Channel, a cable network focused on outdoors programming such as hunting and fishing." Video ad at source.
  • Harry Reid: “I’ver Shed Tears” Over Obama’s Picture…

    01/16/2013 4:53:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | january 15, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVpGyR0Pwes
  • 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...