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  • Bill Clinton to liberal donors: Don’t condescend to gun owners

    01/21/2013 4:43:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | AllahPundit
    Excellent advice but surely a total buzzkill for leftists, for whom the big gun-control push is at least as much a cultural struggle as it is a serious attempt to reduce mass shootings. Tightening the laws on background checks and banning high-capacity magazines might not stop future Sandy Hooks or Columbines but it will potentially force the yokels to behave in a bit more civilized fashion. Like they do in, say, Chicago.Next he’ll be telling them not to use kids as props for their big gun-grab rituals. I thought this guy was supposed to be fun. “Do not patronize the...
  • Hungarian Lawmaker Planning Speaking Tour on ‘Zionist Threat’

    01/21/2013 4:39:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A lawmaker from the blatantly anti-Semitic Hungarian Jobbik Party, who recently called for a list to be compiled of Jews who he alleges pose a “security risk”, is planning to embark on a lecture tour regarding the “Zionist threat.” Hungarian lawmaker Marton Gyongyosi will tour nationwide to give lectures “about attacks on Jobbik and himself and the party’s foreign policy, with focus on its strong and true criticism of Israel,” the Jobbik party said in a statement released Friday. “Jobbik has been exposed to unprecedented attacks in Hungary and abroad … Relying on its huge lobbying and blackmailing potential, Zionism...
  • Obama Inauguration "Reverend" Fails To Mention Jesus At Benediction, Credits MLK For Jesus' Words

    01/21/2013 4:38:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | Greg Hengler
    Making it up as they go.
  • Inaugural donations from corporations: Not okay in 2009, totally cool in 2013

    01/21/2013 4:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Because accepting donations from those distasteful, money-grubbing corporations is just not acceptable --- except, you know, when you really need the money.In 2008/2009, President Obama’s inaugural committee (amidst much self-promoted fanfare, I might add) decided to buck precedent and announced that they would not be accepting corporate donations or individual donations in excess of $50k in a grandiose display of thwarting special interests.Now, of course, the situation is quite different --- worn-out donors and a still-"recovering" economy mean that the inaugural committee is totally okay with corporations and the wealthy possibly ingratiating themselves with Team Obama. It is what it...
  • Dunkin' Donuts employee stole $2,000 on first day of work, Morristown cops say

    01/21/2013 4:27:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    <p>Officer Beverly Downey responded to a report of theft at the store at about 2:25 p.m. Jan. 12, according to an investigation report she filed.</p> <p>Owner Mahendra Patel told Downey he noticed two bundles of cash — one roll of singles, another of mixed larger bills —totaling $2,136 was missing from a drawer, the report said.</p>
  • Obama Sworn in: “Economy Recovering, War is Over”

    01/21/2013 4:21:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/13
    Following the swearing-in of VP Joe Biden, President Obama placed his hands on two Bibles and pledged allegiance before nearly a million avid spectators. “This generation of Americans has withstood the trial of a war now ending. The economic recovery has begun, and the possibilities before America are endless...
  • WH inaugural luncheon: 3000 calories?

    01/21/2013 4:18:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Do as we say, not as we do. Unlike some others, I have no problem with the First Lady’s efforts to push for awareness of the health choices of our food — as long as the “awareness” doesn’t turn into mandates and legislation, or in edicts like the Big Apple’s Big Gulp ban. But if one wants to impress upon others the need to watch caloric and fat intake, shouldn’t that mean a personal demonstration of restraint? Apparently not: "Monday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama will be filled with pomp, circumstance, and a jam-packed schedule of invite-only events where the...
  • Crowd shrinks by nearly half for 2nd inaugural

    01/21/2013 4:13:34 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    An inaugural official told reporters that "at least" 1 million people were on the National Mall for President Obama's swearing-in ceremony. If the figure is accurate, a crowd of around 1 million would put attendance at about 55 percent of the 2009 crowd. The city of Washington, D.C., estimated that 1.8 million people packed the Mall last time to watch Obama get sworn in for his first term.
  • Michelle Obama Too Busy Shovelling Food In Her Mouth - Eyerolls Boehner

    01/21/2013 4:12:05 PM PST · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    At the inaugural celebration, Obama actually seems somewhat cordial to John Boehner, House Speaker. But Michelle is much too busy shoveling food into her mouth, and when Boehner tries to get her attention, she manages an eyeroll at him...
  • ISPs could be sued for letting customers read defamatory comments, says Leveson lawyer

    01/21/2013 4:10:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Ben Webster, Media Editor
    Internet service providers could be sued for allowing their customers to read defamatory comments online, under a new law proposed by the lead counsel to the Leveson inquiry. Robert Jay, QC, who led the questioning of key witnesses including David Cameron and Rupert Murdoch, has suggested a solution for regulating the internet after Lord Justice Leveson largely ducked the issue in his 2,000-page report. Acknowledging that he was “entering a hornets’ nest that Lord Justice Leveson wisely avoided”, Mr Jay said that increasingly imaginative solutions were needed to make dissemination of defamatory content online subject to civil law.
  • Biden Thanks Latinos for Support in Re-Election

    01/21/2013 4:09:18 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 11 replies
    abc ^ | January 20, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    Biden says something "profound" happened with the enormous Latino support for Obama, and he says the Latino community underestimates its power. He told the audience that they "spoke in a way that the world ... could not fail to hear." Biden said "America owes" Latinos and declared, "This is your moment"
  • (NY Governor) Cuomo’s extreme abortion bill creates a civil war with Democrats, Catholics

    01/21/2013 4:08:44 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 18, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    ALBANY, January 18, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – By promoting one of the most expansive abortion bills in American history, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has opened a civil war on two fronts: with his church and with elements of his own party. Cuomo is pushing for a massive expansion of access to abortion in the state, including lifting restrictions on third-trimester abortions, allowing non-doctors to perform the procedure, and enshrining a fundamental right to “terminate a pregnancy” in New York state law. Democrats for Life of America deemed the proposed bill “the most sweeping abortion legislation in the nation.” The Democratic...
  • NRA president in Dover: 'We have a special interest'

    01/21/2013 4:08:37 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 7 replies
    The News Journal (Delaware) ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 11:57 PM | Jonathan Starkey
    NRA president in Dover: 'We have a special interest' (This Gannett site does not permit excerpts, so here is the link) http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130121/NEWS/301210040/NRA-president-Dover-We-special-interest-
  • Obama: 'Our journey is not complete' until we redefine marriage

    01/21/2013 4:03:07 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 21, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama forcefully advanced the homosexual agenda in his second inaugural address this afternoon, saying redefining marriage must be enacted “by [God's] people here on earth." “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” he said. The 1969 Stonewall riots, in which homosexuals in drag pelted and attempted to immolate police for raiding a Mafia-run gay bar, are considered by...
  • UKIP Nigel Farage - A comprehensive interview with French media

    01/21/2013 3:59:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    YouTube/UKIP media ^ | 13 January 2013 | Nigel Farage
    video 33:29 UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage answers various political questions posed by French journalist.
  • North Africa threat as great as ever, says fomer police chief

    01/21/2013 3:57:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Sean O’Neill, Crime Editor
    Britain must remain alert to a resurgence of the North African terrorist threat at home, a fomer head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard has said. Peter Clarke, who led the Metropolitan Police Counter-terrorism Command when exiled Algerian extremists posed the greatest terrorism threat, said the factors motivating their jihad had not changed over the past decade. Mr Clarke said that the security agencies had to guard against a brand of extremism that led to a series of terrorist conspiracies, including a plot to make poisons and the murder of a police officer in Manchester.
  • Trijicon Withdraws From Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show After They Exclude AR15 Rifles

    01/21/2013 3:40:20 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 42 replies
    Ammoland ^ | January 21, 2013
    Wixom, MI --(Ammoland.com)- Trijicon, Inc., global provider of high quality, innovative aiming solutions to military, law enforcement and individual customers, has decided to withdraw its participation and support of the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “We, at Trijicon, are very disappointed in the decision of Reed Exhibitions to ban the display of Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.”, said Tom Munson, V.P. of Sales & Marketing for Trijicon. “Many of Trijicon’s loyal customers are responsible and law-abiding owners of these types of legal firearms and we will not support any organization that...
  • My naked Vegas snaps? A case of too much Army and not enough prince, says Harry

    01/21/2013 3:30:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Mon January 21, 2013 | Rebecca English and Harriet Arkell
    Prince Harry on his controversial Las Vegas trip There is only one rule as far as the soldier prince is concerned: Work hard, play hard. In one of the most candid admissions of his interview, Harry remarks that concerned Prince Charles frequently attempts to remind him of what is required of the third in line to the throne. Harry confesses he ‘let himself and his family down’ after being photographed cavorting naked in Las Vegas last year, but, unsurprisingly given his comments, is largely unrepentant. The 28-year-old royal concedes he should have acted in a more ‘princely’ manner but says...
  • Japan Threatens To Fire On Chinese Fighters — China Says 'There Will Be No Second Shot'

    01/21/2013 3:11:54 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | Robert Johnson
    Japan Threatens To Fire On Chinese Fighters — China Says 'There Will Be No Second Shot' Robert JohnsonJanuary 21, 2013, 2:35 PMWhen Chinese and Japanese fighters met for the first time over disputed islands in the East China Sea earlier this month, Japan promptly declared its right to fire tracers at China's jets. Though met with outrage by China at the time, Japan continues promoting the live firing which Chinese military academics are calling the "first shot." “Every country has procedures for how to deal with a violation of its territory that continues after multiple cautionary measures,” Japanese Defense Minister...
  • Cops Are Outraged That New York's New Magazine Limit Could Apply to Them

    01/21/2013 2:56:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 123 replies
    Reason ^ | Jan. 18, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    In my column this week, I asked why police officers should be allowed to have so-called high-capacity magazines if they have no defensive value. Since "no one needs" to fire more than X number of rounds before reloading (and assuming that "need" should define what people are allowed to possess), why not apply the same limit to everyone? It looks like the New York legislature, which this week reduced the state's magazine limit from 10 rounds to seven, did take an evenhanded approach—but only by accident. According to DNAinfo.com and WABC, the ABC station in New York, legislators were in...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, January-21-2013

    01/21/2013 2:43:06 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 34 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • FReep this poll: What is your emotion on Obama's re-inauguration day?

    01/21/2013 2:36:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    CBS Local Connecticut ^ | 01-21-2013 | Staff
    As Barack Obama Begins His Second Term, What Best Describes Your Emotions? 1. Joyous Anticipation 2. Dread 3. Indifference
  • Trent Cole jilts Pa. expo over 'sporting rifle' ban

    01/21/2013 2:35:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    philly.com ^ | 21 January, 2012 | Peter Mucha
    Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, a major hunting enthusiast, is snubbing a Pennsylvania sports expo because it has banned sales of certain rifles variously described as "modern sporting rifles," "tactical rifles" or "assault weapons." Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, scheduled for Feb. 2 to 10 in Harrisburg, bills itself as "THE Sportsman Show," and was expected to draw about 200,000 visitors and feature 1,200 exhibitors. Many sportsmen, however, seem to be upset that the show's organizers have failed to fully support the constitutional right to bear arms. "Hordes of hunting industry manufacturers and TV personalities are thumbing their noses at...
  • Sen. Schumer: NRA Fringe Group, Doesn't Represent Average Gun Owners, "Very Extreme"

    01/21/2013 2:35:12 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1-20-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made Friday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a "fringe group" that is "very extreme." Moreover, according to Schumer, the NRA doesn't "represent average gun [owners]." Schumer says that during the 1990s the NRA used their lobbying power to fill background checks with loopholes, thus leading to a situation where "40 percent of all guns sold in American have no [background] check." You'll recall that Obama also used this "40 percent" claim when pushing for more gun control earlier in the week. This claim goes back to a 2011 study by Mayor Michael...
  • Iran says American tried to turn children against Islam

    01/21/2013 2:26:21 PM PST · by la gordita · 8 replies
    Compass Direct aka World Watch Monitor ^ | 2/21/2013 | World Watch Monitor
    Colorado Springs, January 21 (World Watch Monitor) — Iran on Monday accused an Idaho man of trying to entice young people to Christianity and away from the country’s official religion, Islam, the man’s American-based legal team says. The trial of Saeed Abedini, 32, of Boise, began Monday in the Tehran courtoom of Abbas Pir-Abbassi, a Revolutionary Court judge notorious for harsh sentences.
  • U.S. sends trainers for Mali-bound force

    01/21/2013 2:24:18 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2013 | By Anne Gearan
    The United States has dispatched about 100 military trainers to six nations that will contribute troops to a pan-African force being prepared for deployment to Mali, the State Department said Friday. The initial U.S. trainers will “discuss training and equipping and deployment needs of those countries in the interest of getting them ready to go into Mali,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. The training mission in Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Togo and Ghana is the largest U.S. involvement to date in preparations for the African force, which is being assembled by the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States, or...
  • Drudge Title: 'Free speech zone' set up along parade route. Real Title: Obamas walk the parade route

    01/21/2013 2:19:17 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Jan 21 2013 | By BYRON TAU
    The first couple walked past the FBI building, before stepping back into the limousine before reaching Freedom Plaza. Freedom Plaza is the site of one of the only authorized demonstration zones, where a strip of the plaza is designated a free speech zone.
  • Preparing for the Unthinkable: A US Default? (Idiots writing idiotic things)

    01/21/2013 2:13:32 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    moneynews ^ | 1/20/13
    Squabbling in Washington over the debt ceiling is again raising the specter that the United States may be forced to delay payments on its debt. While the stigma of a default would be damaging enough to investor sentiment, the chaos from a breakdown in financial markets' systems that might result would be even scarier. A failure to make payments on U.S. Treasurys, however brief, would create widespread damage in short-term funding markets, which are crucial to daily operations of financial institutions, investment firms and many corporations, said analysts and investors. Editor's Note: How You Lost $85,000 During the Last Decade....
  • Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

    01/21/2013 2:08:06 PM PST · by bestintxas · 65 replies
    newmax ^ | 1/21/13 | d well
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws and restrictions on hours for early voting. “Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference?” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, referring to November’s election, Politico reports. “The Republican Party should be a party that says, ‘We want everybody to vote,’ and make it easier to vote and give them a reason to vote for the party, not to find ways to keep them...
  • Paul Ryan Booed at Inauguration

    01/21/2013 1:46:31 PM PST · by MissesBush · 89 replies
    Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in the last election, was booed at President Barack Obama's Second Inauguration today in Washington, D.C. "If things had gone differently in November, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might have departed the Capitol on Monday as the vice president of the United States. Instead, he faced a chorus of boos as he left the building to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony," reports the Huffington Post. The left-leaning website reports that Ryan attended the Inauguration out of duty. "Ryan announced last week that he would be present for Obama's public swearing in at...
  • Just a handful turn out to watch Obama's swearing-in at Miller Auditorium (Obama FAIL)

    01/21/2013 1:38:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    M Live ^ | 1/21/13 | Yvonne Zipp
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- What a difference four years make. In 2009, a reported 2,500 people crowded into Miller Auditorium to watch history being made as Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president of the United States. On Monday, the auditorium looked very different. Just 30 people braved the blowing snow and unplowed roads to watch the inauguration ceremonies on a giant screen.
  • Yen has Longest Stretch of Weekly Losses Since 1989

    01/21/2013 1:34:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January21. 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Once again the spotlight is on the Yen. Please consider Japan Learned to Love Deflation in Wage Malaise Facing BOJ
  • It’s Mourning in America

    01/21/2013 1:26:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January21, 2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Today is Obama’s second swearing in, and despite what the Obama-adoring, Kool-Aid- drinking liberal mainstream media tells you, this is a day for sadness, not celebration. It's time to mourn for what Obama is doing to America....and even worse, for what he has planned for the next four years. The economy is in free-fall. Economists are suddenly all agreeing that Obama’s “solution” to the fiscal cliff—gigantic tax increases that are already taking big bites out of paychecks—will crater our projected economic growth for 2013. It’s bad out there, and getting worse every day. The fact is: We are in an...
  • Drunk driver didn't know she was naked, Sparta cops say

    01/21/2013 1:25:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    — When would-be police enter training, they're taught to be prepared for just about anything. But it's a safe bet "naked drivers" don't show up anywhere on the academy syllabus. Sparta police say a drunken, seemingly confused and almost completely nude woman crashed into a home's stone retaining wall early Friday morning. At 12:53 a.m., a resident of Grove Terrace, in the Lake Mohawk section of the township, contacted police to say a white Volkswagen Jetta had just crashed into a stone retaining wall, then fled the scene, Sgt. John-Paul Beebe said.
  • First Term: Food Stamp Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day Under Obama

    01/21/2013 1:23:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    During President Obama’s first term, the number of persons taking federal food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased by approximately 11,133 persons per day. When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the number of SNAP recipients was 31,939,110. By October 2012, the latest month reported, they had jumped to 47,525,329. That means the food stamp program grew by an of approximately 11,133 recipients per day from January 2009 to October 2012.
  • Piers Pressure: Believe it or not, Morgan is a great spokesman for gun control (He's serious)

    01/21/2013 1:21:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2013 | Peter Beinart
    Public relations–wise, the gun-control movement could hardly have a worse champion than CNN’s Piers Morgan. He’s haughty, he’s self-righteous, and, worst of all, he’s foreign. For the Second Amendment freaks who see Barack Obama as suspiciously un-American, his government as potentially tyrannical, and themselves as heirs to the gun toters who shot their way to liberty at Lexington and Concord, what better foil than a modern-day gun confiscator who actually is English. For years, American conservatives have been calling American liberals wannabe Europeans. Now, with America witnessing its nastiest culture-war skirmish since Bill Clinton’s impeachment, the man helping to lead...
  • Clergy Declares Holy War on NRA

    01/21/2013 1:13:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Janet M. LaRue
    The battle to demonize the National Rifle Association became a religious crusade when the Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners and “progressive” spiritual advisor to President Obama, convened some clergy for a witch trial. As a foreword, if you join the NRA, as about 250,000 folks have done in the past few weeks, you’ll be affirming your support for the Second Amendment, not the Nicene Creed. Wallis rounded up a posse of fellow progressive clergy for a press conference in Washington, DC on Jan. 15. Their heresy detector spiked after Wayne LaPierre, CEO and Executive Vice President of the NRA,...
  • Living On Welfare in the U.K.

    01/21/2013 1:09:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    powerline ^ | January 21, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Welfare has become a major political issue in the United Kingdom. During the 13 years when Labour was in power, it seems not to have occurred to most Britons that Labour’s open-door immigration policy, combined with the U.K.’s liberal welfare benefits, were likely to lead to abuse. Now, people are starting to notice. The Sun, a tabloid published in London, is the U.K.’s largest-selling newspaper. It focuses mainly on soccer and celebrities, but its news coverage, to the extent it exists, can be entertaining. This story sounds like something out of The Onion, but it evidently is legitimate. The Sun...
  • Obama Becomes First President To Mention Gay Rights In Inaugural Address

    01/21/2013 1:09:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    TPM ^ | January 21, 2013 | Sahil Kapur
    President Obama on Monday became the first American president to refer to gay rights in an inaugural address, drawing effusive praise from gay rights advocates for his strong embrace of the cause and reflecting how much his views have changed. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” the president said, “for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” He invoked the Stonewall riots of 1969, a landmark event in the history of the gay rights...
  • Study: Minority youth more often in state courts than whites

    01/21/2013 1:03:25 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/20/2013
    Minority youth are more often arrested and in Washington state’s court system than their white counterparts, according to a recent study. Minority youth are arrested and in the Washington state court system more often than their white counterparts, a recent study commissioned by the state Supreme Court shows. But researchers said that counties aren’t keeping complete data on ethnicity and that the gap between minority and white youth is larger. Between 2007 and 2011, African-American youth were nearly 250 percent more likely to be referred to juvenile court for prosecution than their white counterparts. They are followed by Native-American youth,...
  • Whither the Navy?

    01/21/2013 12:54:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | January 21, 2013 | Mark Helprin
    President Barack Obama believes, as he put it in his third debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, that though we have fewer ships than we did in 1916...we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater.... The question is not a game of Battleship, where we're counting ships. It's what are our capabilities.  Yes, the army's horses have been superseded by tanks and helicopters, and its bayonets rendered mainly ceremonial by armor and long-range automatic fires,...
  • The Coming Debt Limit Drama: Government Wins, We Lose (Ron Paul)

    01/21/2013 12:46:47 PM PST · by listenhillary · 4 replies
    Free foundation ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ron Paul
    Last week President Obama bluntly warned Congress that he will not negotiate when it comes to raising the statutory debt limit. If Republicans attempt to use a debt ceiling vote to win concessions on spending from the White House, Mr. Obama threatens simply to raise the limit by executive order or other unilateral action. This is business as usual in Washington. Democrats literally do not believe we have a deficit and debt problem, and reliably propose greater borrowing and spending. Republicans talk a good game when it comes to government debt, but have no credibility to argue against deficits or...
  • Iraq scores its first oil find in decades

    01/21/2013 12:44:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon January 21, 2013 | Mohammed Tawfeeq
    Baghdad (CNN) -- Iraq's state-owned oil exploration company has made the country's first oil find in 30 years, an Oil Ministry spokesman said Monday. The company found at least a billion barrels of crude under the ground in a southeastern province near the border with Iran, spokesman Assim Jihad said Monday. The discovery in Maysan, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) south of Baghdad, is a "significant achievement" for the country, Jihad said. Despite vast reserves and reliance on oil for government income, exploration in Iraq has been hindered by decades of conflict.
  • Prince Harry on Afghan mission: 'Take a life to save a life'

    01/21/2013 12:41:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon January 21, 2013 | Max Foster and Peter Wilkinson
    Prince Harry's life on duty in Afghanistan (CNN) -- Britain's Prince Harry has acknowledged that he killed Taliban insurgents on his latest tour of duty in Afghanistan as a crew member of an Apache attack helicopter. Harry has been serving for four months as a co-pilot gunner (CPG) in southern Helmand province -- considered a Taliban heartland -- and flew on scores of missions with the trigger to rockets, missiles and a 30mm cannon at his fingertips. No one is saying how many insurgents Harry might have killed but toward the end of his deployment, the 28-year-old, known to his...
  • (Livin' the "Dream") Four People Reportedly Shot Along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Route - N.O.

    01/21/2013 12:35:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Four people reportedly shot along Martin Luther King, Jr. parade route in New Orleans (CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - At least four people were shot Monday in New Orleans along the route of the city's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March. CBS affiliate WWLTV reports that, according to neighbors, gunshots rang out less than an hour after the parade passed through the neighborhood. New Orleans police responded to the gunfire at about 1 p.m. in the Central City neighborhood, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and LaSalle Street. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas was among those who responded to...
  • President Barack Obama takes ceremonial oath of office, heralding second term as president

    01/21/2013 12:29:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-21-2013 | AP
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  • Scenes from Alternate Presidential Inaugurations

    01/21/2013 12:27:18 PM PST · by Marcus · 2 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    With President Obama's second inaugural address out of the way, with its combination of high sounding language and bitter, partisan combativeness, one is moved to wonder what inaugural addresses were like in alternate universes.
  • 2 Parades Mark MLK Day - Houston(Separate But Equal)

    01/21/2013 12:22:35 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 9 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 21, 2013 11:55am | Minh Dam |
    The Black Heritage Society is sponsoring the 35th annual "Original" MLK Parade beginning at 10 a.m. on the corner of Texas and Jackson in downtown. Glorice McPherson, event coordinator for the Black Heritage Society, said the festivities will include an awards gala, a health fair, and a groundbreaking for a statue of MLK Jr. Charles Stamps, chairman and CEO for the MLK Parade Foundation, said the parade will have two battle of the bands contests this year instead of just one, as well as the youth parade.
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Reign!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,January 21-25,2013

    01/21/2013 12:20:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | January 21-25,2013 | Sean Hannity
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    01/21/2013 12:09:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
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