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  • Canyon sheriff says no to Obama’s measures

    01/18/2013 9:33:18 AM PST · by MatthewQuigley · 6 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 1/18/2013 | Meghann M Cuniff
    Canyon sheriff says no to Obama’s measures Idaho’s U.S. attorney says a local official’s position won’t affect enforcement of federal gun laws. BY MEGHANN M. CUNIFF mcuniff@idahostatesman.com   © 2013 Idaho Statesman Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue says he won’t enforce any new federal firearms restrictions, joining a chorus of county sheriffs across the U.S. who have publicly denounced President Barack Obama’s executive orders. Donahue issued a statement Thursday calling Obama’s orders “political posturing.” “I’m not going to fight hysteria with hysteria,” the statement reads. Sheriffs in Oregon and several other states made similar announcements Wednesday, the day Obama issued...
  • OBAMA'S DICTATES WILL COST LIVES

    01/18/2013 9:31:33 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1-18-2013 | Jeff Knox
    january 18, 2013KNOX GUN-RIGHTS REPORT OBAMA'S DICTATES WILL COST LIVES Jeff Knox sees more background checks leading to more gov't data about our firearms by Jeff Knox ...Probably the most misunderstood and dangerous proposal the president put forward was his call for “universal background checks” for all firearm transfers. This insidious proposal is fueled by a lie which claims that 40 percent of gun sales are between private individuals and don’t involve a background check. Should a father have to acquire a background check on his son before passing down Granddad’s shotgun? Should background checks be required before selling a...
  • Idaho Legislators deal with ‘panic’ over gun laws

    01/18/2013 9:26:09 AM PST · by MatthewQuigley · 22 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | Jan 18,2013 | Dan Popkey
    Legislators deal with ‘panic’ over gun laws Idaho lawmakers are getting an earful from constituents, and leadership is working to consolidate proposals. BY DAN POPKEY dpopkey@idahostatesman.com   © 2013 Idaho Statesman In one of the most Second Amendment-friendly legislatures in America, the pressure to respond to the Connecticut school massacre and President Barack Obama’s gun control ideas has prompted a flurry of behind-the-scenes action. Compounding the interest is the largest freshman class in Idaho history — a group eager to address constituent concerns. To manage the flow of legislation, House Speaker Scott Bedke has informally assigned a point person, Republican...
  • Malian and French forces retakes key town from rebels

    01/18/2013 9:26:09 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 3 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 18, 2012
    The Malian army, supported by French forces, has retaken control of the central town of Konna which fell to rebel fighters advancing from the north earlier this month and sparked France's military intervention. "We have wrested total control of Konna after inflicting heavy losses on the enemy," an army statement said on Friday. A spokesperson from the al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Dine rebel group confirmed to Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow that its fighters pulled out of the town. "They withdrew from the town after [incurring] huge casualties in the fighting in the town. They say they will continue their fighting in other...
  • How the NRA is winning

    01/18/2013 9:22:20 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2013 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    It’s easy to think that in the wake of Wayne LaPierre’s angry press conference and the National Rifle Association’s tin-eared web video on President Obama’s daughters that the NRA is losing — and losing badly — in the fight over the proper place for guns in American society. Easy and likely incorrect. The National Rifle Association is at the center of a debate on guns and gun control. There’s little doubt that the inside-the-Beltway crowd and those who have been longtime advocates of more gun control laws are outraged by the brash style that the NRA has adopted following the...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Eighth Week in Office

    01/18/2013 9:20:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Eighth Week in Office1/17/2013Gunrunner-GateFast And Furious Scandal: Man Claims To Have Shot U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian TerryHolder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and FuriousObama Attacks the Second Amendment'No Guns, No Guns!': WH Posts Vids of Kids Begging For Gun ControlObama gun order triples Cabinet agencies required to track gunsBiden on guns: 'We're going to go around the country.'San Diego top cop boasts 'we broke the NRA' as some chiefs aim for gun controlDemocrat introduces bill to restrict access by minors to violent video gamesCutter: Obama Will Activate Campaign Apparatus To Take On...
  • Americans want term limits and end to Electoral College after re-electing a bunch of incumbents

    01/18/2013 9:13:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Later today, when I'm hosting the Ed Morrissey Show, you'll probably notice a deep red welt on my forehead and wonder how it got there. It's from banging my head on my desk repeatedly after reading the results of two polls released today. The first comes from Gallup, where overwhelming majorities of Americans of every party affiliation demand Congressional term limits and an end to the Electoral College --- just two months after re-elected almost every incumbent than ran for federal office: Even after the 2012 election in which Americans re-elected most of the sitting members of the U.S. House...
  • How four years in the White House have aged Obama

    01/18/2013 9:10:29 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    Heavy and grey is the head that wears the crown - a lesson that President Obama and many of his predecessors have learned the hard way. When Mr Obama takes the oath of office next Monday marking the beginning of his second term, it will not be the same smooth-cheeked, black-haired man who first joined the exclusive club of leaders of the free world in 2008. Comparing pictures of the 51-year-old commander-in-chief from four years to those taken more recently reveals a startling yet obvious truth: standing at the helm of the U.S. government takes a heavy physical toll. Read...
  • Holder: If we could maybe just stay those F&F docs indefinitely, that’d be great

    01/18/2013 9:09:14 AM PST · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    As President Obama searches for ways to suggest and further enforce federal laws that he supposes will have some kind of a mitigating effect on gun violence, his Most Transparent Administration, Evah is still trying to block Freedom of Information Act requests that might possibly puncture the well-orchestrated smokescreen surrounding the gun violence that they directly perpetrated. Perfect. Breitbart has the scoop on the Obama administration wondering whether we all just can’t pretend that Operation Fast & Furious — the deadly gunrunning scheme and the subsequent investigation, coverup, invocation of executive privilege, and Attorney General Eric Holder being held in...
  • In His Own Words: Chuck Hagel's False History of Israel

    01/18/2013 9:08:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Surprisingly little attention has been paid to former Sen. Chuck Hagel's 2008 memoir, America: Our Next Chapter. In it, Hagel lays out his thoughts on a wide range of issues, including the Israel-Palestinian conflict and Iran, to which he devotes one chapter each. Hagel's attempt to describe the origins and history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reveals that he does not know the facts--and fills the void with anti-Israel bias. Hagel identifies the origins of the conflict by claiming: "the Arab-Israeli standoff was first set in motion by the Balfour Declaration of 1919 promising the Jewish people a homeland and the...
  • Iraq Sunnis rally against Shiite-led government

    01/18/2013 9:00:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 10:18 AM EST | Sameer N. Yacoub
    Thousands of Sunnis rallied Friday in western and central Iraq, denouncing the Shiite-led government’s policies they claim sideline their sect and saying that recent concessions by the authorities are not enough. The protests—the fourth Friday in a row of rallies in Sunni parts of the country—come as tensions are rising among Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian groups, threatening to plunge the country into more instability. … Sheik Hassan al-Samarie, one of the organizers of the Samarra rally, said the Sunnis there are disappointed by the slow response of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government in fulfilling their demands. “We are fed up...
  • George Zimmerman's defense team gets Trayvon Martin's school records

    01/18/2013 8:58:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 17 replies
    Clickorlando.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Clickorlando.com
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The defense team for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has received Martin's school records, but won't release it to the public, according to the defense website. Zimmerman's attorney, former Local 6 legal analyst Mark O'Mara, writes on GZLegalCase.com that Martin's records are protected and shouldn't be part of the public record. "A number of parties have expressed concern that we will use information found in the school records to “demonize” Trayvon Martin," O'Mara writes. "The Zimmerman defense has no intention to demonize Trayvon Martin. While we believe that George...
  • Guns (North on SHOT Show & gun control)

    01/18/2013 8:55:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 18, 2013 | Oliver North
    CLARK COUNTY, Nev. — Official Washington has the collective attention span of a fruit fly. This condition is exacerbated by the Obama administration's proclivity for declaring selective events and issues to be crises that require immediate action. The problem is aggravated because the loyal opposition is in nearly total disarray, and few in the so-called mainstream media have any idea what they are talking about. That's the summary assessment of many attending the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show here in Harry Reid's Nevada. Note to editors and broadcast producers: The SHOT Show isn't a gun show. Nobody here can...
  • The Gun Is Civilized

    01/18/2013 8:52:16 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 9 replies
    self | 1/18/13 | Maj L. Caudill, USMC (Ret)
    "The Gun Is Civilization" by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret) Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and the only thing that removes...
  • Wanted: A President and a Congress Who Will Put Fat City on a Crash Diet

    01/18/2013 8:52:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Archaic, bloated, duplicative, wasteful, inefficient government is like the weather. People complain about it but no one's figured out how to change it. I took some comprehensive, well-received whacks at the problem in several books in the 1980s, one of which was "Fat City - How Washington Wastes Your Taxes." It focused on waste and wantonness in more than a hundred agencies, programs and other back-water bureaucracies, costing more than $100 billion a year, which cried out to be terminated, downsized or sold on the auction block. That was big money then, but it wouldn't even dent the...
  • Photo: Newsweek celebrates Obama’s inauguration as only Newsweek can

    01/18/2013 8:42:41 AM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    No, just kidding. Plenty of other people in the media can and will celebrate it this way too.
  • Marco Rubio Outlines Elements of His New Immigration Plan

    01/18/2013 8:41:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/18/2013 | Julia Preston
    Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican who is on a talking tour to publicize his proposals for an immigration overhaul, said on Thursday that tighter enforcement at the borders and in workplaces would be central to his plan, which would also offer legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. In a meeting in New York with reporters and editors of The New York Times, Mr. Rubio said that any broad immigration legislation should create a nationwide exit system to check foreigners out of the country, to confirm that they left before their visas expired. He noted that at least...
  • In His Own Words

    01/18/2013 8:40:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Every year he grows more ceremonial, distant, symbolic, less alive. It is the fate of heroes. Their pictures are relegated to banners, their words become clichés, their very names become streets and boulevards instead of a living presence. Icons. Washington, Lincoln, Lee, Martin Luther King. . . . Our familiarity with them may not breed contempt exactly, but a kind of boredom, and indifference. Haven't we heard it all before? Maybe, but have we listened before? How long has it been since we've really heard his words and felt their force? And their continuing, insistent relevance. Instead our heroes become...
  • French begging for troops to fight Islamists in Mali

    01/18/2013 8:40:08 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 43 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Schadenfreude's a bitch, isn't it? When Jacque Chirac was president, the French did everything they could to torpdeo our efforts in Iraq. They refused to send troops to fight Saddam and continuously opposed us in NATO councils. Now, suddenly - France needs help in Mali. And no one is lifting a finger to help them. "The French aren't alone, they are the trailblazers," he said, after European ministers approved a contingent of more than 200 military trainers for Mali. He added: "It is completely possible - but this is up to them - that others or the same European countries...
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/18/2013 8:37:24 AM PST · by yoe · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 17, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have (asked) a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. [snip] The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA request, and in mid-September the group (filed a lawsuit) challenging Holder’s denial. That lawsuit remains ongoing but within the past week President Barack Obama’s administration filed what’s called a “motion to stay” the suit. Such a motion is something that if granted would delay the...
  • Michelle Obama Announces Launch Of 'Organizing For Action'

    01/18/2013 8:37:07 AM PST · by caseyn · 25 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Fox Nation
    First Lady Michelle Obama posted this new video that details the relaunch of President Barack Obama's campaign organization, Obama for America. The new organization is called, "Organizing For Action." Calling it the "next phase of our movement for change," the First Lady says that it will aim to train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in American communities.
  • Paul Krugman: Deficit problems “already, to a large degree, solved”

    01/18/2013 8:36:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Alfred E. Newman, meet Paul Krugman. Less than a week after the Treasury reported that the US was on its way to a fifth straight trillion-dollar annual budget deficit, the New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner says we're worried about nothing. The deficit problem, Krugman assures us, has been "already, to a large degree, solved."Did I miss the space invaders? This is, however, a case in which what everyone knows just ainÂ’t so. The budget deficit isnÂ’t our biggest problem, by a long shot. Furthermore, itÂ’s a problem that is already, to a large degree, solved. The medium-term...
  • Hamas Tries to Limit Israeli Imports into Gaza

    01/18/2013 8:35:50 AM PST · by Former Fetus
    Hamas is once again trying to punish the residents of Gaza by attempting to reduce the scope of Israeli goods entering the region. Hamas' Ministry of Economics announced this week its decision to ban the import of certain types of goods into Gaza through the Israeli crossings. These include office furniture, various types of foods, hygiene products, gas pipes, plastic, plastic bags and clothing. The local population in Gaza expressed its dissatisfaction with the decision, especially since the Israeli products that enter Gaza are considered to be of much higher quality than the goods that are smuggled into Gaza from...
  • Texans react to President’s proposed firearms plan

    01/18/2013 8:33:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    pegasusnews.com ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Maurice Chammah
    President Obama's plan, announced Wednesday, to curtail gun violence in the wake of recent mass shootings is drawing both criticism and praise in the gun-loving state of Texas. The president is calling for Congress to implement background checks for all gun purchases and to ban certain assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Republican Gov. Rick Perry said the president's plan "disgusts" him and that it is an effort by the political left to use the killings to accomplish an anti-gun agenda. He called for prayer and a rejection of evil, as opposed to gun regulation. But Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, said...
  • House GOP Seeing Sequester, Not Debt Ceiling, As Fight to Pick

    01/18/2013 8:31:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Journal ^ | 01/18/2013 | Billy House and Chris Frates
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Republicans appear to be willing to avoid a showdown over the debt limit and instead use the sequester as their main negotiating lever in upcoming fiscal fights with the White House and Senate Democrats. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Republicans at a closed-door retreat in Williamsburg were weighing a short-term increase in the country’s borrowing limit, giving all sides time to work on a broader fiscal plan in March that would include substantial spending cuts. “Sometimes you’ve got to lay down a sacrifice bunt,” said Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida about the debt ceiling...
  • Man raises questions after carrying rifle into JC Penney

    01/18/2013 8:28:55 AM PST · by Daffynition · 125 replies
    KSL.com ^ | January 17th, 2013 | y Paul Nelson and Andrew Wittenberg
    RIVERDALE — Pictures of a man carrying a rifle inside a big box store in Riverdale are raising a lot of eyebrows. The woman who took them tells KSL the man had no business bringing the gun where he did. It was supposed to be just a regular trip to the JC Penney. Wednesday night, Cindy Yorgason was in line to return something when she saw a man with some pretty heavy fire power. "He had the assault rifle over his shoulder," Yorgason said. "He had a handgun on the right side of his belt along with at least one...
  • Obama and the End of Liberalism?

    01/18/2013 8:27:33 AM PST · by Kenny · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 16, 2013 | Charles Kesler
    ‘He was much more liberal than his presidential campaign let on,” Charles Kesler writes of Barack Obama in 2008. You can say that again. “Liberals like crises, and one shouldn’t spoil them by handing them another on a silver salver. The kind of crisis that is approaching . . . is probably not their favorite kind, an emergency that presents an opportunity to enlarge government, but one that will find liberalism at a crossroads, a turning point,” he argues in I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism. “Liberalism can’t go on as it is, not for...
  • West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S.

    01/18/2013 8:21:54 AM PST · by tgusa · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | jan 17 | Rowan Scarboroush
    A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.” The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.” Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/17/west-point-center-cites-dangers-far-right-us/#ixzz2ILS1AwgH Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • GOP eyes new election laws

    01/18/2013 8:14:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 10:18 AM EST | Steve Peoples
    After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win. From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing state laws that give the winner of a state’s popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. Instead, these officials want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus endorsed the idea this week, and other Republican leaders support it, too, suggesting...
  • Obama Uses Children as Pawns in His Power Grab

    01/18/2013 8:06:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Diana West
    Not one of the 23 executive orders that President Obama signed -- flanked by schoolchildren whom none of us want to see murdered and before an audience that included relatives of murdered schoolchildren -- would have prevented the massacre at Sandy Hook. Did the main idea of the sentence above come through -- that the president's latest orders would not have stopped the heavily armed monster who entered a Connecticut school last month and killed 20 children and six adults? Or was your brain overwhelmed by anxiety signals arising from the imagery of vulnerable youngsters? The overwhelming imagery is no...
  • NYT's Movie Critics: 'Transformer' Movies Are 'Subliminally Anti-Obama'

    01/18/2013 8:04:15 AM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    New York Times movie critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis team up for next Sunday's edition (posted early online) to once again pour their peculiar brand of pretentiousness over the latest crop of innocent films: "Movies in the Age of Obama." In the summer of 2011, Dargis lamented "the symbolic phallus" present in the form of a rifle in a Western. Last July she managed to make a villain out of President Reagan, while Scott chimed in by complaining that movie superheroes were "avatars of reaction" and that the last X-Men movie was insufficiently attentive to the civil rights movement....
  • Muslims, Christians clash in southern Egypt

    01/18/2013 8:04:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 7:57 AM EST | Haggag Salama
    Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Muslim protesters outside a church in southern Egypt Friday. The demonstrators were demanding an investigation into allegations that a Christian man sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. … Flare-ups of violence between Egypt’s Christians and Muslims have become more frequent in the past two years in the wake of the country’s uprising that ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak but also weakened security across the nation. Egyptian Christians fear that the power vacuum that has followed Mubarak’s overthrow is giving ultraconservatives and extremist Muslims a freer hand to attack churches and Coptic property, especially...
  • Illegal Alien: Thanks to “Obama’s Law”, “We’re Safe” from Deportation

    01/18/2013 7:57:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 17, 2013 | Dan Joseph
    A self-professed illegal alien who spoke at today’s “Campaign for Citizenship” event tells MRCTV that after 20 years of hiding, she’s now “safe” to admit her status publicly. Alejandra Gomez, a “DREAMer” who addressed the media at the PICO Network-sponsored event, told MRCTV that she’s been in the U.S. illegally for “about 20 years now.” …
  • Democrats Vote to Exclude Non-Union Construction Workers for Hurricane Sandy Work

    01/18/2013 7:56:13 AM PST · by illiac · 24 replies
    FoxNation ^ | 1/18/13 | Labor Union Report
    A bill that was authored by an Ironworkers’ union organizer to expand union-only Project Labor Agreements–to include Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction–passed the New Jersey Senate on Monday along party lines 23-13. The Ironworkers’ union organizer who drafted the pro-union bill, Steven Sweeney, also happens to be the president of the New Jersey Senate and recently accused New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of “praying” for Hurricane Sandy to hit New Jersey. As it turns out, though, unions must be counting their blessing with the New Jersey’s Senate passage of S. 2425 which adds to an already-existing discriminatory PLA laws in...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Lines Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM, January 18,2013

    01/18/2013 7:53:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 63 replies
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  • Palestinians despair over likely Netanyahu win

    01/18/2013 7:48:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 3:13 AM EST | Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Palestinian officials largely view Benjamin Netanyahu’s expected re-election with despair, fearing the Israeli hard-liners’ ambitious plans for settlement construction over the next four years could prove lethal to their dreams of a state. Some in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ circle hold out hope that President Barack Obama will re-engage in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and, freed from domestic electoral considerations in his second term, get tougher with Netanyahu on settlements. One aide suggested Europe is ready to jump in with its own peace plan if Washington is not. But short of trying to rally international opinion, it seems Abbas can do...
  • TSA ends naked airport scanners contract after years of controversy

    01/18/2013 7:47:00 AM PST · by Veggie Todd · 51 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 1-18-13 | Unknown
    The US Transport and Security Administration (TSA) will remove all 174 of OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS)’s Rapiscan body scanners from airports, following serious concerns over their inability to protect the privacy of passengers.
  • New clips show Morsi in 2010 calling Obama a liar, urging Jew-hatred

    01/18/2013 7:46:30 AM PST · by Arcy · 3 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1-18-2013 | Ron Friedman and AP
    “One American president after another — and most recently, that Obama — talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine. [Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere — which he is not,” Morsi says in the latest clips, referring to Obama’s 2009 speech, delivered at Cairo University. These and other remarks were revived when an Egyptian TV show aired them last week to highlight and mock Morsi’s current policies. In...
  • The Speech President Obama Should Give (But Won't)

    01/18/2013 7:44:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    President Obama's second inaugural address will be full of lofty sentiments and promises to move us forward. But I'd like to suggest that instead of eloquent and uplifting rhetoric, the president do something unexpected and brave. What if he actually spoke frankly to the American people about the sacrifices that are needed from all of us if we are to secure our future and salvage our character? During the presidential campaign, the president said a lot about the need for the wealthy among us to pay their "fair share" in taxes. Bolstered by his electoral victory, he was able to...
  • Boycott Jackie Chan and PSY (These anti-Americans don't speak for this Asian)

    01/18/2013 7:43:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/18/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Martial-arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose “Gangnam Style” music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars. Last week, the Washington Post spotlighted a recent interview Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being “the most corrupt country in the world.” The Hong Kong–born Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist Chinese...
  • Poll: Most see damage if US debt limit not raised

    01/18/2013 7:42:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 3:43 AM EST | Alan Fram and Jennifer Agiesta
    Most Americans think jarring economic problems will erupt if lawmakers fail to increase the government’s borrowing limit. Yet they’re torn over how or even whether to raise it, leaning toward Republican demands that any boost be accompanied by spending cuts. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, 53 percent say that if the debt limit is not extended and the U.S. defaults, the country will face a major economic crisis. An additional 27 percent say such a crisis would be somewhat likely, while just 17 percent largely dismiss the prospects of such damage. … “The worst thing for the economy is...
  • Obama Goes Nuts and OffersAnti-gunners Wish List

    01/18/2013 7:41:55 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    GOA ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Most of his crazy proposals are so extreme, only few of his initiatives pose serious threat Surrounded by child-props, Barack Obama yesterday proposed a semi-automatic ban so extreme that it could potentially outlaw up to 50% of all long guns in circulation and up to 80% of all handguns. Originally, Obama's allies had announced they would reintroduce the 1994 ban on commonly-owned, defensive firearms. That was until they found out that they would look like fools, since that semi-auto ban was largely the law of Connecticut on the day the Newtown shooting occurred -- and didn't cover Adam Lanza's AR-15....
  • Who Needs an AR-15? (Here's Who)

    01/18/2013 7:41:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/18/2013 | Daniel Foster
    Late fatherhood and quintuple-bypass surgery have in recent years conspired to awaken a long-dormant political bug in David Letterman, and so he’s increasingly trying to do a sort of triangulation between Dick Cavett and Charlie Rose, having Serious Conversations with Important People. Take an interview with NBC newsman Brian Williams early this month, in which the pair spent a good deal of the segment talking gun control. The chitchat ranged from the surprisingly even-handed (Letterman speaks of the gun culture of the West as both “thriving” and “legitimate”) to the head-scratching (Williams casually compares the right to bear arms spelled...
  • Fighting the Political Machine ... With Guns

    01/18/2013 7:38:05 AM PST · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-17 23:19:02 | mrcurmudgeon
    "Those who beat their swords into plough shares shall plough for those who don't."~Anonymous By Mr. Curmudgeon:The New Deal's Political Machines"I am indeed grateful to you for all that you have done," wrote New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a 1932 letter addressed to Tennessee's Edward Hull "Boss" Crump, "I should much like to have a good talk with you before you go to Chicago. Can you not run up to see me either in Albany or in Hyde Park? There are many things I should like to talk over with you."FDR was hoping to gain Crump's political support ahead...
  • NY Times' Kristof retweets message slurring AIPAC (and the NRA)

    01/18/2013 7:35:54 AM PST · by fso301 · 1 replies
    TheJerusalem Post ^ | 01/18/2013 | JTA
    “OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month," message retweeted by columnist read.New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof retweeted a message that called the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the National Rifle Association “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America.
  • Bursting the University Bubble

    01/18/2013 7:30:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    The last of the college applications have been rewritten, tweaked and polished, and at last entrusted to the tender mercies of the U.S. Mail or the Internet. Fretting over deadlines morphs into waiting, and yearning, wishing and praying for coveted letters of acceptance. This is the annual crisis in thousands of homes with ambitious high school seniors -- the high school seniors and their parents who still believe that college is the route to the American Dream. But wait. While they play the conventional game of aspiration, certain scholars and economists, and hundreds of thousands of "concerned citizens" have initiated...
  • AP sources: New nonprofit to promote Obama agenda

    01/18/2013 7:29:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 3:57 AM EST | Ken Thomas
    In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama’s vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group—funded in part by corporate money—to mobilize support behind the president’s second-term agenda. Democratic officials familiar with the plan said Thursday the tax-exempt organization will be called Organizing for Action and seek to harness the energy of the president’s re-election campaign for future legislative fights. Officials said the group will be separate from the Democratic National Committee and advocate on key policy issues such as gun control and immigration, train future leaders and devote attention to local issues around the nation. … Coming just...
  • Mark Steyn on the idiocy of Quentin Tarentino ...

    01/18/2013 7:29:07 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 17 Jan 2013 | Mark Steyn
    HH: I begin with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn, from www.steynonline.com. And Mark, probably the most important news of the day is that the Gunnison Sage Groush is probably going to be listed as endangered in Colorado, this shocking people across the Rocky Mountain State. MS: Yes, it’s actually less exclusive getting onto the Endangered Species list than it ought to be. It’s not like, you know putting down your kid for Eton at birth. HH: There are only 4,000 Gunnison Sage Grouses, which is a smaller cousin of the greater sage grouse. But they’re setting aside 1.7 million...
  • U.S. vows to pursue militants behind Algeria attack

    01/18/2013 7:20:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:07am EST | (Reporting by David Alexander, writing by Mohammed Abbas; Editing by Jon Boyle)
    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday militants who attacked the United States and its citizens will hunted down, in the first comments by a senior U.S. official on a hostage attack by Islamist militants in Algeria. … “Terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in Algeria, not in North Africa, not anywhere. Those who would wantonly attack our country and our people will have no place to hide,” he said. …
  • The Veil Descends ... Mark Steyn

    01/18/2013 7:18:38 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 30 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 Jan 2013 | Mark steyn
    In the summer of 2010, mourners lined the streets of Wales's capital city to pay tribute to a seven-year-old boy killed in a house fire. In fact, Yaseen Ali Ege was brutally beaten to death, and then set alight with barbecue fuel. By his mother. For failing to learn the Koran. Over the preceding months, Mom had used a stick, a rolling pin, and a hammer on her son, but, despite these incentives, he had memorized only a couple of pages. And so she killed him, and subsequently declared she felt "100 percent better." This month, at Cardiff Crown Court,...