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  • Suspended for Playing Cops and Robbers? The Continuing Wussification of America

    01/21/2013 8:54:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve had fun documenting and comparing examples of government stupidity in both the United States and United Kingdom, and today’s story clearly belongs on those lists. Send this kid to a re-education camp! It’s also an example of a perverse anti-gun mentality.How else can you explain a school in Talbot County, Maryland, suspending a couple of young boys for the supposedly horrible offense of making gun shapes with their fingers while playing cops and robbers?!?Here are some of the details from a local news report.There’s controversy at a Talbot County school after two 6-year-old boys were suspended while playing cops...
  • Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’

    01/21/2013 8:46:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’ In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos during ABC’s special inauguration day coverage this morning, former Secretary of State Colin Powell lashed out at people in the Republican Party who spent the last four years spreading “birther nonsense” and other “things that demonize the president,” calling on GOP leaders to denounce such talk — publicly. “Republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. I mean, why aren’t Republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and all these other...
  • Bloody Jihad: Obama Fiddles, Americans Burn (Algerian Massacre)

    01/21/2013 8:43:55 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts Obama for lack of leadership in 'act of war' The Algerian hostage crisis came to a bloody end Saturday when Special Forces stormed the BP gas complex after the jihadists executed their non-Muslim POWs. At least 81 people have been killed, including two Americans. They were holding more than 600, but they released all the Muslims, saying “they did not want to hurt Muslims. Some locals were forced to recite parts of the Koran to prove they were Muslims.” The jihadists called their non-Muslim hostages “kuffar,” an ugly word meaning unbelievers. One Muslim hostage said: “Us...
  • Obama Latest "Reform": Deputy Doctor Snitches

    01/21/2013 8:43:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Gina Loudon
    The President is deputizing medical and mental health professionals who will be expected to betray to government and law enforcement authorities, the status of any American regarding gun ownership. This should strike terror in the soul of those who might rely on those professionals at one point or another in his life. All arguments about Constitutionality aside, turning medical providers into a network of government spies will be deadly. Take, for example, the military. I have a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development, so I am a mental health professional turned talk show host who lives in a military city....
  • Obama wants background checks on you

    01/21/2013 8:38:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah pinpoints astounding irony of latest executive orders What’s the definition of irony? How about a sitting president who, after four years, has provided next to zero validated information about himself demanding that citizens of the United States undergo more federal background checks to exercise their most basic Second Amendment rights? That’s just one of the outrages I find in the 23 executive orders issued by the White House designed to discourage law-abiding U.S. citizens from purchasing firearms for their own self-defense and to ensure that tyrants like himself have a monopoly on force in our country. Sure...
  • Alberta's royalty regime to take steep hit as oil prices sputter, energy minister warns

    01/21/2013 8:38:28 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | JANUARY 21, 2013 | CHRIS VARCOE
    The steep price discount facing Alberta crude is jeopardizing the Redford government’s projection of collecting $10 billion in bitumen revenue by 2014-15, as fewer oilsands projects are expected to graduate into paying higher royalties in the short term, says Energy Minister Ken Hughes. In last spring’s budget, the Tory government predicted it would collect a gusher from the province’s 108 oilsands projects, with bitumen royalties hitting $5.7 billion this year and climbing by an average of 32 per cent in each of the following two years — driven by rising production and expectations of higher commodity prices. Rising prices would...
  • The Obama Inauguration Brought To You By Corporations and Unions

    01/21/2013 8:35:27 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Obama's 2009 inauguration was bolstered by the feelings of "hope and change" that boosted the President to electoral victory. His official inauguration committee eschewed corporate donations back then, but times have changed dramatically. The Presidential Inauguration Committee set a goal of raising $50 million for Barack Obama's second inauguration, but have turned to big corporations and big labor unions in order to make it there. AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Microsoft and Coca-Cola are all on the official list of inauguration donors this year. Joining those corporations are the American Federation of Government Employees, the American Postal Workers Union, the...
  • Overseas dangers don’t deter oil workers

    01/21/2013 8:32:37 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 21, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    The hostage crisis in Algeria has highlighted the dangers of working for oil companies in some of the world’s most volatile regions but isn’t likely to stop the stream of young workers seeking the money and career growth prospects of the frontier posts. In those assignments, an up-and-coming engineer or manager can take on the most responsibility and get credit for big gains, said Steve Newton, managing director of executive recruiting firm Russell Reynolds Associates. While such posts also come with high pay and a likely track to long-term career success, they can be in dangerous places, some of which...
  • Starve obama and his obots

    01/21/2013 8:12:12 AM PST · by chrisnj · 40 replies
    self | 1/21/2013 | Chrisnj
    Ideas to starve obama and his obots - obama/big gov sucks the blood out of us productive people to give to his obots to buy their votes. It is time we turn the table on them! We, the business owners, the employers, the gainfully employed, the consumers, hold the purse strings. We must control the purse strings to starve them and bring them to their knees - Business owners - charge the obots more for goods and services - reasonable since they are the ones that support obama's policies/regulations to raise costs to do business. Employers - when need to...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 21,2013

    01/21/2013 8:10:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 21,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • What Happened to Our Country?

    01/21/2013 8:08:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 154 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today. Yet most would argue that there were still injustices when we were growing up fifty years ago. Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most...
  • The Most Likely Cause Of The Next Recession...

    01/21/2013 8:08:21 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    The Most Likely Cause Of The Next Recession... Joe WeisenthalJanuary 21,2013 Bill McBride at Calculated Risk has a great post up about the difficulty of recession forecasting. One difficulty is incentives. Many on Wall Street have a persistent incentive towards optimism. On the other hand, blog/media pundits have more of a pessimism bias, since bad news sells. McBride himself, who called the downturn and the upturn, writes: "Now one of my blogging goals is to see if I can get lucky again and call the next recession correctly." So what will cause the next recession? McBride thinks there are three...
  • It’s snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age

    01/21/2013 8:02:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 20, 2013 | Boris Johnson
    "The Sun is god!” cried JMW Turner as he died, and plenty of other people have thought there was much in his analysis. The Aztecs agreed, and so did the pharaohs of Egypt. We are an arrogant lot these days, and we tend to underestimate the importance of our governor and creator. We forget that we were once just a clod of cooled-down solar dust; we forget that without the Sun there would have been no photosynthesis, no hydrocarbons — and that it was the great celestial orb that effectively called life into being on Earth. In so far as...
  • 60.9% of all smokes in NY go untaxed

    01/21/2013 7:41:12 AM PST · by algernon_garnock · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01-19-2013 | Jazz Shaw
    With all the nonsense that’s been going on in the Empire State of late – especially the Governor’s successful gun rantings - I’d begun to worry that New York was doomed for mediocrity. But for better or worse, you just can’t keep the government of this state down. If we can’t lead in freedom, prosperity or employment, we can at least be the capital of piracy. (Cigarette smuggling piracy, that is.) The Midland, Mich.-based Mackinac Center has released smuggling reports in 2006 and 2009, in addition to its most recent report covering 2011. In 2006, the Mackinac Center estimated that...
  • Gallup: Obama's 1st-Term Approval Rating Among Lowest Of Post-WWII Presidents

    01/21/2013 7:41:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | January 21,2013 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama averaged a 49.1 percent job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents, according to a new Gallup poll.
  • DC lowers turnout projections for inauguration (Obama FAIL)

    01/21/2013 7:38:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 1/21/13 | ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON — District of Columbia officials have lowered their turnout estimate for Monday's presidential inauguration. The district's homeland security director, Chris Geldart, said Sunday that officials now expect between 500,000 and 700,000 people to attend.
  • Tom Brokaw v. Founding Fathers

    01/21/2013 7:32:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-21-13 | Thomas Lifson
    Thursday Jan 17, Tom Brokaw was given time on MSNBC to tell the Founding Fathers the self-evident truths they laid their lives on the line for are farfetched. Are we lucky, or what? Our talking heads know so much more than the men who pledged their lives, their sacred honor to free us from the tyranny of Kings and establish real freedom. Brokaw spoke with Andrea Mitchell. He aimed his remarks at people who believe in the Constitution by saying, in a scholarly formal tone (which passes for derision in his circles), that 2nd Amendment types who say the Amendment...
  • Newsweek Editor Calls Obama "sort of God" - Literally

    01/21/2013 7:29:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | newsbusters
    June 6, 2009: "Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama's had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the bad guys. And he he has a very different job from Reagan was all about America, and he talked about it. Obama is 'we are above that now.' We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something - I mean, in a way Obama's standing above the country, above above the world, he's sort of God." "Yeah,"...
  • Eric Holder Displays Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Gun Control

    01/21/2013 7:28:11 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    While Holder prepares to use all the powers of the Department of Justice and ATF to push through President Obama's new gun control agenda, he is more than happy to ignore Operation Fast and Furious. As a reminder, this was the DOJ program that allowed the deliberate trafficking of military style assault AK-47s to violent Mexican drug cartels south of the border. Let's not forget Holder has not only refused to cooperate with Congress when it comes to turning over documents about the lethal scandal (death toll is 400 people and counting), he's asked a court to indefinitely hold documents...
  • Presidential inauguration: 700,000 expected in D.C. to watch Obama take oath of office

    01/21/2013 7:17:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 199 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/21/2013
    WASHINGTON -- Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American president, Barack Obama will kick off his second term on Monday with a scaled-back inauguration that reflects the tempered expectations for his next four years in office. Lingering high unemployment, bitter political battles and a divisive re-election campaign have punctured the mood of optimism and hope that infused Obama's 2009 inauguration after a sweeping election win. This time, Obama's inauguration will feature smaller crowds and a reduced slate of inaugural balls and parties to match the more subdued tenor of the times. When Obama raises his right hand...