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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
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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...
  • Equality’s Next Victims: Transgendering Our Children

    01/21/2013 7:12:38 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    TFP ^ | 1/18/2013 | James Bascom
    “We can do wonders if we get them early.” — Dr. Norman Spack, director of Gender Management Service at Boston Children’s Hospital After decades of relentless activism, propaganda, and indoctrination, the general public associates homosexuality not with the lewd scenes of a 1970s drag march, but the Hollywood image of a mild-mannered, hardworking same-sex couple that simply wants “equality” and “tolerance.” This politically correct myth obscures reality. As the gears of the sexual revolution grind on, the homosexual movement seeks nothing less than the complete rejection of Natural and Divine Moral Law, the elimination of the natural differences and complementarities...
  • The F-Word Here is Not Freedom

    01/21/2013 7:08:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    The Old Media choir is making happy harmony, but a few cranks and screechers refuse to follow the hymnal and sing at the Church of Barack. They’re asking such inconvenient questions as, when will the president get around to making more jobs his Job One? In the first term, there were public budgets to stimulate, crony palms to lubricate, car companies and health care to expropriate, and Wall Street bankers to exculpate. In term two, the president has declared gun control and immigration “reform” come first. Struggling job-seekers—who haven’t given up and slipped under the water—wonder when creating conditions that...
  • Three Tennessee counties will begin issuing secure driver's licenses

    01/21/2013 7:08:10 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 7 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | AP
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported the new process for licenses is being piloted at the Hamilton County Clerk's office, as well as two driver service centers in Sumner and Robertson counties. It will involve checking the identity of people who apply for or renew their licenses, and means people will leave with a paper interim license while their photo is run through a database and checked against 12 million other images. A plastic laminated copy of their driver's licenses will be mailed to their address. Lori Bullard, assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, said...
  • Who Really Owns the U.S. National Debt?

    01/21/2013 7:07:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/21/2013 | Political Calculations
    Today, we're taking a preliminary look at just who owns all the debt issued by the U.S. federal government through 30 September 2012 - the end of the U.S. government's fiscal year. Our chart below visualizes what we found.The information presented in our chart above is preliminary, as the U.S. Treasury typically revises its foreign entity debt ownership data in March of each year. Overall, U.S. entities own just 65.8% of all debt issued by the U.S. federal government. Ranking the major U.S. entities from low to high, we find that: The U.S. government's military retirement fund owns 2.4%...
  • Who was the white jihadi? Algerian forces find 'two Canadians and at least one Frenchman'

    01/21/2013 6:59:22 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2013 | Peter Allen and Nabila Ramdani
    Canadian passports found on badly burned bodies of two insurgents. One Frenchman among the terrorists... Some of the gunmen 'given short-term contracts by the oil and gas giant'. Attackers 'arrived in cars painted in colours of Algerian state energy firm'. Two of the dead Islamists from Canada were found in the smouldering remains of a compound at the BP gas plant. One security source today confirmed that the Canadians are suspected of having travelled to Libya, where they joined extremists waging Jihad against the west. The men's badly charred corpses were found close to their victims, many of whom had...
  • HOW TO CREATE MONSTERS

    01/21/2013 6:59:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    TFP ^ | 1/17/2013 | John Horvat II
    Imagine if police in a major city were to uncover a plot in which a serial killer was found to be planning to use the Internet to unleash a cult of followers who would also engage in serial killings. Imagine further, if police found as evidence an ice pick impaling a woman’s eye. Such a revelation would be enough to dominate the headlines at least for a couple days even in our sensationalist culture. It would unleash calls for limiting the use of weapons employed in the planned crimes. It would give rise to endless commentary and futile soul-searching by...
  • What was Black Unemployment Rate in 1968 (MLK passing)? [VANITY]

    01/21/2013 6:57:02 AM PST · by AdamBomb · 5 replies
    Adam
    What was Black Unemployment Rate in 1968 (MLK passing)? Was it lower than what it is under Newsweek's messiah?
  • New Mexico homeschooled teen Nehemiah Griego accused of murdering family constantly wore camo

    01/21/2013 6:55:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Erik Ortiz
    The 15-year-old was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse for the Saturday slayings, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department said. In a social media profile, Nehemiah called himself a ‘fun loving guy.’ The New Mexico 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting his parents and three innocent siblings constantly wore camouflage gear, neighbors said after the murders rocked the tiny town in the outskirts of Albuquerque. Nehemiah Griego was "fairly quiet, not real rowdy that we could tell,” neighbor Jerry Crites told CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque. “He seemed to be just a normal kid walking up...
  • Five Dead; Teen Accused In Killing Spree (NM-Son shoots entire family)

    01/21/2013 6:53:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 32 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jeff Proctor and Patrick Lohmann
    It was a “horrific” crime scene that confronted deputies Saturday night: Pastor Greg Griego, his wife, Sarah, and their three youngest children lay dead — fatally shot multiple times with an assault rifle and other weapons — at their South Valley home. The suspect in custody is the couple’s 15-year-old son, Nehemiah Griego, who authorities believe shot and killed his mother, young brother and two young sisters about 1 a.m. Saturday, and then lay in wait for five hours before ambushing his father when he came home. The Journal also has learned that authorities believe Nehemiah then put several loaded...
  • Andrew Cuomo abortion bill outrageous, says … Democrats for Life

    01/21/2013 6:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Are there such people as pro-life Democrats? We had a few in Congress a few years back, as I recall, but then they voted for the ObamaCare bill without language that permanently protected taxpayers from funding abortions. Nevertheless, there still seem to be a significant number of Democratic voters who remain pro-life, even if there doesn’t seem to be many Democratic politicians. One group in New York, Democrats for Life of America, is outraged over a new abortion-expansion proposal from Governor Andrew Cuomo in what is already arguably the abortion capital of the nation, which would eliminate parental notification requirements...
  • Algeria hostage crisis: Most weapons used in attack came from Libya

    01/21/2013 6:48:07 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 | Mélanie Matarese
    Many of the Islamist terrorists shot their way into the In Amenas compound on Thursday using the AK104 model of Kalashnikov, which was typically used by Libyan rebels in the war against Muammar Gaddafi. They brought F5 rockets that also surfaced in the Libyan war, said the security source. The Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels by Qatar – yellow flak jackets with brown patches, known as "chocolate chip" camouflage. The garments are copies of ones worn by Americans in the Gulf war. The terrorists also employed 60mm gun-mortars used...
  • Pharisees and Sadducees of the GOP

    01/21/2013 6:45:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Every Republican knows another Republican who agrees with them on 99% of the issues, yet will attack them relentlessly over the 1% of issues they disagree upon. Instead of uniting against the left, these busybodies waste countless hours criticizing other Republicans. They will frequently do it under the ruse of being the “true conservatives,” claiming that anyone who does not agree with them is not conservative enough. Yet the 1% of issues they disagree with others on are often arbitrarily decided and not legitimate issues. Mitt Romney was criticized for being too moderate of a Republican presidential candidate, yet he...
  • China reconsidering one-child policy? (The perils of social engineering)

    01/21/2013 6:42:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Oh, the perils of social engineering in a world ruled by the Law of Unintended Consequences! American mush-heads like Tom Friedman of the New York Times may openly pine for an American government that could act as swiftly and arbitrarily as China's (to build high speed rail, shiny new airports, all the result of far-sighted leaders providing the people what they need, unencumbered by property or democratic rights), but the folly of such power is demonstrated by the sorry reality facing China as the result of its heavy-handed meddling in human reproduction. The Wall Street Journal (link may expire) reports...
  • Debunking the Sandy Hook Debunkers

    01/21/2013 6:36:54 AM PST · by libstripper · 75 replies
    Ameridan Thinker ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    During the age of Obama, the major media have gone fully AWOL. If they fear that their reporting will lead to inconvenient discoveries, they simply stop their advance, lay down their notebooks, and disappear. This trend began in the Clinton years and picked up momentum after the 1994 electoral debacle, but the Clintons at least worried that the media might turn on them. If Barack Obama ever had any such anxiety, the nonreporting on Fast and Furious, Benghazi and now Sandy Hook has had to reassure him. Sandy Hook is particularly disturbing because the truth is, or at least should...
  • Rapper Lupe Fiasco thrown offstage during pre-inauguration event after anti-Obama rant

    01/21/2013 6:27:17 AM PST · by Hoodat · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Taylor Bigler
    Rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown offstage and escorted off the premises of a Washington, D.C. concert hall during a pre-inauguration concert Sunday night, after going on an anti-war, anti-Obama rant, according to concertgoers. Josh Rogin, a reporter with Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted late Sunday, “Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set.” “So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn’t vote for Obama,” he continued, ”and eventually was told to move on to the next song…Lupe refused to move to the next...
  • Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

    01/21/2013 6:23:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    The way to end abortion is to show women that abortion strips them of freedom. Abortion does not preserve choice; abortion pollutes choice. Not All Free Choices Are Beneficial Killing in the name of freedom does not preserve one’s own freedom. Women nearly always have the freedom to kill; they do not always have the right to kill. Pro-choice activists tell women that in order to preserve their freedom, they must defend their right to kill their children. But the question is not whether an act is committed freely, but whether it is an objectively good act. If you...
  • Rand Paul: Obama in guns-to-jihadists cover-up?

    01/21/2013 6:23:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | January 21, 2013 | Unattributed
    'A kind of international Fast and Furious in Benghazi' Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., raised questions during a radio interview today about whether the Obama administration was smuggling guns to jihadist rebels in a possible “international Fast and Furious” that the White House has tried to cover up. Speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio, Paul said the guns scheme could help explain the reason for the coordinated attacks against the U.S. special mission and CIA annex in Benghazi last September. Stated Paul: “There is also some concern about whether or not Libyan arms are being ferried...
  • What is wrong with this CNN chart? (Obama's economy)

    01/21/2013 6:13:48 AM PST · by listenhillary · 34 replies
    Cnn Money ^ | 1/22/13 | Cnn
    Snap shot in case they change it.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 21-25,2013

    01/21/2013 6:12:30 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | January 21-25,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Homeland Security hoarding ammo, depriving police

    01/21/2013 6:12:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WND ^ | January 21, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Cops scramble for bullets while DHS stockpiles 1.2 billion rounds Will the U.S. soon face a critical situation in which the federal government– primarily the Department of Homeland Security – possesses an ammunition surplus while local and state authorities face ammunition shortages and backlogs in purchasing more rounds? Current trends could find the federal government with a strong ammunition advantage over local police and sheriff departments. Earlier this week, a Georgia TV station reported that police officers training at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Gun Range were holding back on some live-range ammunition training due to shortage concerns. Range Master...
  • Peak oil and other fallacies: John Kemp

    01/21/2013 6:09:34 AM PST · by thackney · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | John Kemp
    "The limit of production in this country (the United States) is being reached, and although new fields undoubtedly await discovery, the yearly (oil) output must inevitably decline, because the maintenance of output each year necessitates the drilling of an increasing number of wells. "Such an increase becomes impossible after a certain point is reached, not only because of a lack of acreage to be drilled, but because of the great number of wells that will ultimately have to be drilled." This assessment could have been written recently about the outlook for oil production from North Dakota's Bakken formation or by...
  • More young Syrians disillusioned by the revolution

    01/21/2013 6:09:10 AM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    Many educated, middle-class Syrians who had embraced the opposition now feel alienated by its drift toward extremism — and are aligned with neither side.
  • Could Dr. King Have Given the Inaugural Benediction?

    01/21/2013 6:06:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Star Parker
    The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality. Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed, but because of words he said -- words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin. Let’s recall that freedom of religion appears in the First Amendment of our constitution, alongside the protection of freedom of speech. So what...
  • The hostage kidnapping in Algeria – a first evaluation

    01/21/2013 6:00:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/20/2013 | ELY KARMON
    The Algerian military operation brings to mind the Russian modus operandi against the Chechens barricaded with hundreds of hostages in the Moscow Dubrovka Theater. According to most media outlets, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb brigade, led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, is responsible for the hostage taking in the Algerian BP oil facilities in In Amenas. According to the spokesman of Belmokhtar’s brigade quoted by Sahara Media, the kidnapping of the foreigners is in revenge for Algeria’s consent to French use of its airspace for flights headed to Mali. In the opinion of this author the kidnapping has only indirect connection with...
  • Why Egyptian hate speech, and ‘NYT’ reporting on it, matter

    01/21/2013 5:57:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-21-13 | GILEAD INI
    Imagine if the 'New York Times' adequately held Palestinian leaders to account, as it did with the Egyptians. Would it be a problem if a society, following the encouragement its leaders, nursed millions of children on hatred for a religious group? Would it matter if a people was taught that bigotry is a form of worshiping God? Few would deny that such incitement does matter, as it would have a dangerous impact on both those encouraged to hate and on the targets of that hatred. So it is important that The New York Times reported Tuesday on Mohammed Morsi’s chilling...
  • US tensions

    01/21/2013 5:56:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/17/2013
    Before jumping to conclusions regarding Israelis’ ability to recognize their own interests, Israel’s friends and critics should at the very least appreciate their legitimate concerns. Perhaps the leak was not calculated to weaken Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies. Perhaps it was by chance that just one week before Israelis go to the polls, US President Barack Obama was quoted by Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg as saying that Netanyahu was “moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation” and that Israel under Netanyahu “does not know what its best interests are.” True, if Obama did indeed criticize...
  • Caught Red-Handed on Climate Change

    01/21/2013 5:50:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | John Ransom
    A prominent global warming scientist, Peter Gleick, who was chairman of the ethics committee at the American Geophysical Union, admitted last year that he stole some documents- and he may have forged others- from the conservative think-tank the Heartland Institute. But that’s all in a day’s work for a work-a-day climate warrior. The important thing isn’t the quest for the truth in global climate research, but, as Charlie Sheen would say, winning. With winning comes cash.    Because for some time it’s been clear, that in the climate debate, instead of actually accomplishing something worthwhile, all the attention will be...
  • What Was Romney Planning? (His transition team was planning an impressive ship-of-state had he won)

    01/21/2013 5:50:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/21/2013 | John Fund
    President Obama is beginning his second term today, and while Democrats are celebrating, there are some Republicans and conservatives who are viewing the festivities with more than the usual regret. Until just after the November election, they were among the 300 Washington-based members of Mitt Romney’s transition team, known internally as the “Readiness Project.” No, hiring such a large staff to prepare plans for a Romney presidency didn’t represent an egotistical measuring of the drapes by the candidate. It was mandated by a new federal law, the Presidential Transition Act, which a Democratic Congress passed in 2010 to ensure that...
  • Obama Is Unlikely To Become One Of The Great Presidents

    01/21/2013 5:48:44 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 64 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 21, 2013 | Robert J. Samuelson
    <p>The "legacy thing" may be harder than Barack Obama imagines. Beginning his second term, Obama has a focused, though unstated, agenda: to achieve presidential greatness in the eyes of historians and Americans. In this, he will almost certainly fail. He is already a historic president as the first African-American to be elected, but there is a chasm between being historic and being great.</p>
  • It’s Not the Message, It’s Not the Messenger, It’s the Voter

    01/21/2013 5:48:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 21, 2013 | Bruce Thornton
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - It’s Not the Message, It’s Not the Messenger, It’s the VoterPosted By Bruce Thornton On January 21, 2013 @ 12:53 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 13 Comments Nearly 3 months after the presidential election the Republicans are still trying to fix what they think went wrong. A popular culprit is the Republicans’ alleged failure to communicate forcefully or persuasively a message that would move voters presumably receptive to conservative policies and principles. Just in the last week Jonah Goldberg, Daniel Henninger, Ari Fleischer, Ross Douthat, and Karl Rove have worked variations on this theme....