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  • Businesses struggle to keep up as gun sales skyrocket

    01/27/2013 6:51:48 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    Assault rifles have become hot ticket items as gun control talks amp up. “It’s tremendous, the increase in sales that we’ve had, we’ve increased ammo sales, AR-15s, you name it,” Larry’s Gun Shop representative Ron Abernathy said. Stores statewide are struggling to keep up with the rush. Even ammunition has been hard to come by as gun owners stockpile supplies. “There’s a lot of people that are scared [they won’t be able to buy, following new gun control regulations], and that’s a lot of the reason for ammo being scarce and hard to find,” Abernathy said.
  • A violent Saturday leaves 7 dead

    01/27/2013 6:49:43 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 jan 2013 | Adam Sege, Dawn Rhodes and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Four shootings -- two of them double homicides -- and a stabbing left 7 people dead Saturday, authorities said. The killings brought the number of homicides in 2013 to 40. In what appeared to be the last homicide of the day, a 32-year-old man was fatally stabbed about 11:50 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The stabbing happened during a domestic argument in the 2500 block of East 73rd Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. The man, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Willie Wilson of the...
  • The Church is Not a Closet

    01/27/2013 6:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Michael Brown
    There are many people today who despise conservative religious beliefs, but they are quick to say, “We don’t want to restrict your religious freedoms in any way. Just keep your beliefs in the church.” What they fail to realize is that the church is not a closet, and it is our private beliefs that fuel our public acts. Shouldn’t it be this way? President Obama claims that it was conversations he had with his daughters, coupled with his interpretation of the teaching of Jesus, that caused him to take a public stand for same-sex marriage last May. Did his supporters...
  • Value of guns clearly a matter of perception

    01/27/2013 6:30:29 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 27 jan 2013 | James E. Fendrey
    While nursing my emotional wounds after reading that I am not Eugene Kane's favorite "gun guy," I nevertheless found it enjoyable reading his views regarding the National Rifle Association (Crossroads, Jan. 20). While lambasting the NRA, he writes about the problem common among all humans. Not only on guns, but to virtually to all areas of human life. That is, of course, our different perceptions. Two guys who grew up together, went to schools together and shared virtually all the same experiences look at a framed picture of an object and see different images. One knows the object is square,...
  • Apes, Pigs, and F-16s

    01/27/2013 6:26:49 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing. When Mohamed Morsi dehumanizes Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs,” there’s an elephant in the room. We find it here: Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil — these are many times worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path! You see, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood mahoff–turned–president did not conjure up the apes-and-pigs riff on his own. When Morsi fulminates that Muslims “must not forget to...
  • Drunken Rampage Causes 17 Crashes, 1 Death in Georgia

    01/27/2013 6:24:55 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    True TV ^ | 1/25/2013 | Cora Van Olson
    Michael Owen Snider Michael Owen Snider, 70, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was arrested on January 24, 2013, after allegedly going on an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run rampage that spanned two counties, left 17 vehicles smashed in 15 separate “accidents” and 1 person dead. Witnesses say they were rammed repeatedly and intentionally, and are thankful to be alive. Snider had started in DeKalb County, driving down Highway 78 allegedly hitting cars in his 2006 Ford Super Duty pickup truck when he nearly collided with a police cruiser in Gwinnett County that happened to be in the area late on January 23. Witnesses said...
  • Sasol One Step Closer to Huge U.S. Gas-To-Liquids Plant

    01/27/2013 6:16:26 AM PST · by Wonder Warthog · 28 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 2012 | Ben Lefebvre
    Sasol Ltd. (SSL, SOL.JO) said Monday it will begin engineering and design work on what would be the first refinery to convert natural gas into diesel in the U.S., paving the way for one of the largest investments from the boom in U.S. shale gas production. The facility, estimated to cost about $14 billion, would convert low-cost natural gas into clean-burning diesel it can sell at much higher prices. Sasol plans to locate the facility in Westlake, Louisiana, and if greenlighted, it will become the single largest investment in the state's history, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said. Sasol said it...
  • Visualizing the 2012 Distribution of Income in the U.S. by Age

    01/27/2013 6:14:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Political Calculations
    Where do you fit in the 2012 ranking of total money income by age group in the United States? While we've previously built a tool where you can find out your percentile ranking among all individuals, men, women, families and households in the U.S., we thought it might be fun to break the data for individuals down a little differently - by age group! Our chart below reveals what that distribution looked like for 2012, as indicated by the curves showing the major income percentiles from the 10th through the 90th percentile for each indicated age group on the horizontal...
  • Enjoy the schadenfreude!: College professors face layoffs because of Obamacare

    01/27/2013 6:10:51 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Derrick Hollenbeck,
    The excited grins we saw in the sea of faces at Barack Obama’s second Inauguration told us we lost and the socialists won. They made sure we understood that. Liberal talking heads on television and radio as well as in print and in the blogosphere have been taunting us since November and there is no reason to think they will stop any time soon. Their jobs are now safe for as far as the eye can see. Nevertheless, at least large segment of Obama supporters are learning that elections have consequences and being on the winning side doesn’t guarantee good...
  • Expect Civil Disobedience if Politicians Try to Undermine the Second Amendment

    01/27/2013 6:02:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically share public opinion data, either because I’m encouraged by the results or because I think that the research helps show how to frame issues. Examples include polling data on personal retirement accounts, the dangers of big government, support for spending caps, and viability of class warfare tax policy.But I’ve been very narrowly focused. Just about all the polls I’ve shared have been about some aspect of fiscal policy.So I was very interested to see a new poll about issues related to the Second Amendment, and I was particularly gratified to see that an overwhelming majority of gun owners...
  • Boehner says bipartisan group 'basically' has deal on immigration reform (Amnesty = Done Deal)

    01/27/2013 5:38:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is voicing confidence in the prospects for immigration reform in the House, saying that a bipartisan group of lawmakers “basically [has] an agreement” after more than three years of secret talks. -snip- Obama is preparing to launch a major push for comprehensive immigration reform with a speech in Las Vegas next week. Much of the spotlight has focused on the Senate, where a bipartisan group is reportedly close to announcing an agreement on basic principles for an overhaul of the system. That group now includes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a potential presidential contender who laid out...
  • Obama faces major dilemma over reauthorizing his jobs council (Hussein lets it dissolve?)

    01/27/2013 5:35:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Niall Stanage, Amie Parnes
    If President Obama does not reauthorize his job council this week, the move will likely spark criticism from Republicans and could disquiet some Democrats. Obama has a lot on his legislative wish list, and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not want the White House to get distracted from the top issue on voters’ minds: jobs and the economy. The Jobs Council has met in full only four times in its two-year existence, according to its own website, though it also held 18 “listening and action sessions” around the nation. Obama last year praised it as “a work council” rather than...
  • Mississippi bill would nullify federal laws

    01/27/2013 5:28:53 AM PST · by WKB · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Jan 24 13 | AP
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi defied the union during the Civil War and civil rights era, and at least two lawmakers think it is time to do so again. Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith, both of Columbus, filed a bill this month to form the Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Laws. Chism said Thursday that the tea party-backed measure is a response to President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul and proposals to curb gun violence. "Certainly, the Obamacare started this," Chism told The Associated Press, referring to the health care plan, "but then gun...
  • Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David

    01/27/2013 5:18:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David and called on gun-control proponents to “do a little more listening” to gun owners in the national debate over firearms. In an interview with The New Republic posted on Sunday Obama said that he and guests “do skeet shooting all the time” at the presidential retreat and said he understood why many rural voters were protective of their gun-ownership rights. “Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations,”...
  • The Debt Star We're Building

    01/27/2013 5:13:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    “No,” said the Obama Administration. The cold, curt, cruel answer no doubt stung the tens of thousands of Americans who had petitioned the White House to support their idea for a new and important job-creating federal program. But as far as President Barack Obama is concerned, the federal government shan’t build a Death Star. So, why not? Paul Shawcross, a budget official, noted the prohibitive cost, estimated at $850,000,000,000,000,000. (I wonder how much the estimate cost.) “We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it,” Shawcross reminded. Really? Consider a widely reprinted lesson in accounting offered a little more...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 January 2013

    01/27/2013 5:02:48 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 217 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 27 January 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 27th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-IL., and Bob Corker, R-TN.; retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally; retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI.; Jim DeMint, president-elect of the Heritage Foundation; Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA; New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Robert Menendez,...
  • The Last Clinton Lie Makes a Difference

    01/27/2013 4:55:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Let’s roll the tape: "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator." It was a dazzling play, instantly destined to enter the lore of political hardball and be studied and dissected for decades.Such a perfect eruption of concentrated, seductively appealing...
  • Obama: Gun-control advocates have to listen more

    01/27/2013 4:17:42 AM PST · by driftdiver · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | AP
    President Barack Obama says gun-control advocates have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes in the debate over firearms in America. In an interview with The New Republic, Obama says he has "a profound respect" for the tradition of hunting that dates back for generations. "And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas," he says. .... "Yes," the president says, "in fact, up...
  • Gov. Brown Does the Sacramento Choo-Choo

    01/27/2013 4:04:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown gives great speeches with unusual quotes that never let the listener forget he is a former seminarian. In that spirit during his State of the State address Thursday, Brown quoted jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, told a story from Genesis and marveled at the "mysterious cycle in human events" observed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He moved on to Michel de Montaigne and Irish poet William Butler Yeats. But then Brown ventured into the land he rarely visits, the land of words with one syllable. He ended his address before a joint session of the California...
  • Brazil nightclub fire likely killed more than 200: police

    01/27/2013 3:57:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2013
    -excerpt- Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, overseeing rescue efforts at the scene for the military police, told reporters that 159 bodies had already been identified and removed from the nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria.