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  • Supreme Court to Review Case on Obama’s Forged Documents

    02/02/2013 1:58:04 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 56 replies
    Liberty Beacon ^ | 30JAN13 | Liberty Beacon Staff
    As of this writing, major news networks such as ABC, Fox News, CBS, and NBC have yet to report on the high court’s decision to review Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility to hold political office in the United States or any of its territories. The case is identified as Edward Noonan, et al., v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State. On Feb. 15, all nine justices will gather in conference to review whether Obama used forged government documents and fake identification in order to get elected as commander-in-chief. Edward Noonan, et al., contend that if Obama had been ineligible to run...
  • Does the new HHS mandate resolve religious-liberty concerns?

    02/02/2013 1:55:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Actually, the answer is no, and it wasn’t intended to do so either, as I write in a new column for The Fiscal Times. The Obama administration was under a court order to modify the mandate regulation after a legal representation to a federal court that HHS never intended to enforce the mandate in its then-current form. The court ruled that a binding commitment and ordered HHS to submit a new regulation for their review by March 31st. Yesterday’s release of the new regulation is intended to win the court’s approval in dismissing a lawsuit brought by Belmont Abbey College...
  • Great news: Obama shot a skeet once, or something (Caption this photo of him shooting)

    02/02/2013 1:52:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama recently told the New Republic that he understands the concerns of gun owners, because “in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.” As critics chortled over both the notion that skeet shooting is what concerns gun owners and the idea that Obama shoots clay pigeons “all the time,” the White House has finally released a photo to back up its claim … and only one photo, dated August 12, 2012: That led to a barrage of questions from journalists about whether the White House could offer proof that the president had gone shooting....
  • Scott Brown opts out of Senate run (Any Republicans left in Massachusetts?)

    02/02/2013 1:49:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2013 | Rick Moran
    This is somewhat surprising given all the signals Brown had been sending over the last few weeks. But his reasoning appears sound. From Boston Herald: ________________________ Scott Brown will not run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, the former senator told the Herald first today. "U r the first to know I am not running," Brown texted the Herald. Brown's decision follows yesterday's announcement by fellow Republican Charlie Baker that he won't run for the seat either. Baker did urge former Gov. William Weld, who just moved back to Massachusetts, to run if Brown doesn't. [...] Brown...
  • Will Europe disintegrate? (Movements in Catalonia, Belgium and Scotland may only be the beginning)

    02/02/2013 1:46:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2013 | Rick Moran
    Despite a thousand years of history, the nation-states of Europe contain within them ethnic groups and nationalities who yearn for their own country. In some cases, the national and ethnic character of these minorities have been deliberately stifled. There has also been organized movements that have sprung up to fight for the national aspirations of the minorities. Next year, votes for independence will occur in Scotland and Spain's rich Catalonia region. Some analysts believe that success in either case may lead to other minorities to seek their own path to independence. From Reuters: __________________________ Some suspect the two campaigns will...
  • Texas Football Coach's Affair With A Student Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

    02/02/2013 1:43:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/2/13 | Cork Gaines
    University of Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite and the school's athletic director released a joint statement on Friday night acknowledging that Applewhite had an "inappropriate" relationship with a student during the team's trip to the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. Beyond the cheating on his wife while she was apparently nine months pregnant*, the timing of this announcement raises a lot of questions for the University of Texas and how it handled the affair.
  • Glen Johnson, political editor for Boston.com, is joining Secretary of State John Kerry’s staff

    02/02/2013 1:42:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    boston.com ^ | 1/31/13
    Boston.com politics editor Glen Johnson is resigning to take a post as a senior State Department adviser, working for John F. Kerry. Johnson, 50, a 27-year journalism veteran who has covered five presidential elections, said his focus would be on strategic communications. “This is an unexpected opportunity. All I’ve ever wanted to do ¬since junior high school – and have done professionally – is be a news reporter. But this chance to serve the country and Secretary Kerry at such a tumultuous time, as well as work in foreign affairs and travel the world, was too compelling an opportunity to...
  • Choose Life, Choose a Family

    02/02/2013 1:39:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    On the morning of the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling, I felt a chill, and it wasn't the bitter cold. After Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, some 500 or so New Yorkers walked through the streets of Midtown Manhattan, in front of God, man and Grand Central Station, praying for life, love and mercy. Our prayers were not in judgment of others but that humanity may do better: that women and men may see better options than abortion and that God may forgive us for letting anyone think that she is alone and has no...
  • The Argument that Wins the 'Assault Weapon' Debate (Simply referring to our rights won't convince)

    02/02/2013 1:36:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2013 | William A. Levinson
    General Carl von Clausewitz defined the center of gravity as the objective whose achievement results in the enemy's total defeat. We must therefore identify this single objective or, in a political controversy, a single issue, and concentrate our resources accordingly. In the case of the "assault weapon" debate, this is the basic and natural human right of self-defense. If we present the argument correctly, the other side has absolutely no defense whatsoever. The Target Audience: Swing Voters and the Opposing Rank and File Colonel Paul Linebarger's Psychological Warfare states clearly that any communication whose purpose is to influence attitudes, beliefs,...
  • Man Claims IRS Agent Coerced Sex by Threatening Tax Penalty

    02/02/2013 1:31:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    KVAL ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Lauren Lee
    A Fall Creek resident filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government and an IRS agent that he alledges pressured him into sex by threatening a tax penalty. The law firm representing Vincent Burroughs filed the suit with the U.S. District Court in Eugene on Jan. 25 "as a result to coersive conduct by Defendant (Dora) Abrahamson", an Internal Revenue Service agent from Cottage Grove. Burroughs claims that in August of 2011 Abrahamson called him and said he would be audited by the IRS. Burroughs says he didn't know her. Burroughs says that he had not met Abrahamson before those calls,...
  • Ft. Irwin Gen. says women welcome in combat

    02/02/2013 1:24:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    desertdispatch.com ^ | February 01, 2013 | BROOKE SELF
    BARSTOW • Women will officially be allowed in combat for the first time in U.S. history, the Secretary of Defense announced last week, and Fort Irwin’s commanding general says he welcomes the change. “Since the onset of the conflict (in Afghanistan), I’ve seen men and women do exciting things on the battlefield and that is truly amazing,” Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell said. “The enemy we face doesn’t distinguish between men and women.” Ferrell said the National Training Center has placed women in different Military Occupation Specialties (MOS) since May 2012. “From a normal progression, it’s not surprising,” he said. “Our...
  • Army Night Stalkers opening helicopters for women

    02/02/2013 1:22:05 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    AP ^ | February 01, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another one of the many military jobs on the front lines of combat may be opening to women: Flying the high-tech helicopters that move special forces under cover of darkness for missions like the one that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The Army's most elite aviation unit has proposed a test program to let women serve as pilots and crew chiefs, pending congressional approval. The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., and known as the Night Stalkers, decided to give women a trial as pilots and crew chiefs as part of...
  • White House Warns: Don't Photoshop Obama Gun Pic

    02/02/2013 1:21:03 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/13 | Larry O'Connor
    The White House has released a picture purporting to show President Obama "skeet shooting" at Camp David. An activity he claims he does "all the time." The White House also warns all you mischievous internet types to not mess around with the picture: "This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement...
  • Wall Street Journal, Washington Post disclose Chinese attacks

    02/02/2013 1:20:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    nbc ^ | February 2, 2013
    On Thursday afternoon, less than a day after the Times' story was posted online, its ideological rival the Wall Street Journal revealed that it, too, had been attacked by Chinese hackers. On Friday, the Washington Post, following a scoop by a former staffer, was forced to admit that its networks had been penetrated for years. The Journal provided fewer details than the Times, but said that "in the most recent incident," hackers had managed to break into computers in the Journal's Beijing bureau in mid-2012. From there, the Journal said, the intruders were able to access the Journal's worldwide computer...
  • Obama's Jobless Recovery Continues Unabated

    02/02/2013 1:19:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/02/2013
    So the economy created 157,000 new payroll jobs in January. Wow. At this rate, we might actually get back down to Bush-era unemployment rates sometime, oh, within the next 100 years. The January jobs report is supposed to be good news. After all, the economy has now added a total of 6.1 million jobs over the past three years, and the BLS revised last year's jobs numbers sharply upward. But it doesn't take much effort to notice that, when it comes to job creation, we are barely treading water. Case in point: Despite these "big" gains, unemployment climbed to 7.9%...
  • Study: 22 Military Veterans Commit Suicide Every Day

    02/02/2013 1:07:07 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 Feb 13 | None listed
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - The results of a new study indicate that suicide rates among veterans in the United States are increasing. An estimated 22 military veterans take their lives every day in America, according to the study helmed by Robert Bossarte, an epidemiologist and researcher who works with the Department of Veterans Affairs. While the percentage of all suicides reported as Veterans has decreased, the number of suicides has increased,” the conclusion of the study stated. Specific trends were observed during the course of the study regarding the age and gender of veterans who most frequently committed suicide. “A majority...
  • Caption barry

    02/02/2013 12:59:57 PM PST · by crosshairs · 49 replies
  • Ga. woman arrested for spanking customer's child

    02/02/2013 12:59:32 PM PST · by madprof98 · 53 replies
    WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. — A dollar store employee has been arrested for simple battery after whipping a customer's child with a belt. WMAZ-TV (http://on.wmaz.com/WGbiFw ) reports surveillance cameras inside a Wrightsville dollar store recorded an 8-year-old boy running around the store and eventually throwing a cookie jar at 39-year-old Emilia Graciela Bell. Authorities say Bell took off her belt, chased the boy down and spanked him behind the counter. The boy's father called police and Bell was taken into custody. Police said she was free on bond Friday.
  • Congress Fails to Act Against Gore’s Terror TV Deal

    02/02/2013 12:54:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | February 1, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    It is fun to watch Big Oil critic Al Gore squirm as he is questioned about selling out to the oil-rich dictatorship in Qatar. But his sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is not a laughing matter. This transaction is a homeland security threat that violates numerous U.S. laws. To his credit, funnyman David Letterman got close to the truth when he asked the former Democratic vice-president, “Now why do we think of Al Jazeera as something not right going on there in terms of, in terms of the good for Americans? Why do we think that they may...
  • Baker Who Refused To Make Wedding Cake For Lesbian Couple Under Investigation (Gresham, Oregon)

    02/02/2013 12:43:35 PM PST · by drewh · 82 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12:47 EST, 2 February 2013
    Aaron Klein, owner of Sweet Cakes in Gresham, Oregon, is the subject of a state investigation after one of the brides-to-be filed a complaint. An Oregon baker has refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, allegedly calling them 'abominations unto the Lord.' Aaron Klein, owner of Sweet Cakes in Gresham, is the subject of a state investigation after one of the brides-to-be filed a complaint. The woman claims Klein refused to take an order from her partner when he learned the cake was for a gay marriage. Oregon Attorney General's civil enforcement office is now looking into...
  • Is Chuck Hagel Simply Ignorant? Or Worse?

    02/02/2013 12:40:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    "Elian is now where he belongs." (Senator Chuck Hagel after Elian Gonzalez was shanghaied at U.S. gunpoint from his American family at Fidel Castro’s command and without a warrant.) “To me,” wrote Hagel in a New York Times Op-Ed just after the armed raid on the Gonzalez family’s Miami home, “this case has always been fundamentally about a father-son relationship. … the point of the raid -- to reunite Elián with his father when those housing him had repeatedly refused to hand him over….The boy is where he belongs.”Why did this Republican Senator accept the word of a Stalinist...
  • Hezbollah in Yucatán

    02/02/2013 12:39:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Gates of vienna.net ^ | January 30, 2013
    Hezbollah in Yucatán Posted on January 30, 2013 by Baron Bodissey As mentioned here many times in the past, the southern border of the United States is porous not just to Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, but also to Islamic terrorists. Operatives from Al Qaeda and Hezbollah acquire a Latin American passport and enough Spanish to allow their swarthiness to pass as Latino.This latest report concerns the arrival of a Hezbollah associate in Mexico. Many thanks to Iz-M (via Vlad) for the translation from Diario de Yucatán: More signs of the presence of HezbollahLabboun Rafic Mohammed, the Muslim cleric allegedly linked...
  • Obama Green Light for Israel to Strike Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah Military Links

    02/02/2013 12:29:53 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | February 2, 2013, 4:57 PM
    The air raid over the Jamraya military complex near Damascus Wednesday, Jan. 30, attributed to Israel by Western sources was Israeli’s first assault on the Syrian-Hizballah military compact forged between Bashar Assad and Hassan Nasrallah. That was the real strategic import of the operation, which took place with the approval of US President Barack Obama, military sources report. In every other respect, it was a surgical strike on a well-defined target, comparable to Israel’s attack in September 2007 on the nuclear reactor North Korea was building at El Kabir in northern Syria. The object then was to sever the Syrian-Iranian-North...
  • CNN’s Piers Morgan to bring gun control theatrics to Texas

    02/02/2013 12:22:27 PM PST · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Digital Texans ^ | 2/2/13 | Jack Hambrick
    CNN’s Piers Morgan is coming to Texas on Monday to broadcast from a gun store and shooting range. It’s been floated that the location will be in Katy near Houston. But CNN and Morgan are not saying publicly where the show is going to be broadcast from. Maybe Morgan is afraid someone will come shoot him? Morgan’s ratings challenged cable news show has been milking the Newtown shootings and the gun control debate to the hilt. He told folks on Twitter that he wanted to come to Texas to talk to Texans about their guns.
  • How the Republicans Could Lose the House

    02/02/2013 12:10:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The Republican Party is in danger of another big loss. This time, they could lose the House of Representatives, giving the Democrats control of both chambers as well as the White House. The Democratic Party cannot possibly achieve this victory on its own. We are experiencing the slowest recovery in our nation’s history. Economic growth is tepid. The job numbers are awful. Millions of people are out of work precisely because of the policies of the Obama administration. Ask any employer, any banker, any investor — regardless of party affiliation — and you are likely to hear the same stories....
  • Obama Gets Highest 2012 Job Approval in Hawaii, D.C.

    02/02/2013 12:05:48 PM PST · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    Gallup ^ | 1/28/13 | Gallup
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Residents of Hawaii, along with those living in the District of Columbia, were most likely to approve of President Barack Obama in 2012, according to an analysis of Gallup Daily tracking for the year. Residents of Utah and Wyoming were least likely to approve, with fewer than three in 10 residents giving Obama a positive review. The full results by state appear on page 2. The states with the highest and lowest approval ratings are generally similar from year to year, with some shuffling of the rank ordering. This year, only one of the top 10 states...
  • China now burning as much coal as the rest of the world combined

    02/02/2013 12:05:17 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2013 | Brad Plumer
    Want a better sense for why climate change is such a daunting problem? Check out this striking new chart from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: China’s coal use grew 9 percent in 2011, rising to 3.8 billion tons. At this point, the country is burning nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Coal, of course, is the world’s premier fossil fuel, a low-cost source of electricity that kicks a lot of carbon-dioxide up into the atmosphere. And China’s growing appetite is a big reason why global greenhouse-gas emissions have soared in recent years, even as the...
  • Ed Koch Said He Despised Jimmy Carter More Than Any Other Living Person

    02/02/2013 12:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Walter Hickey
    One of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch's last interviews before his death on Friday came in Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire. The most interesting part of the Q&A came when he was asked who was what living person he "most despise[s]." ... Which living person do you most despise? Former president Jimmy Carter.
  • The NRA is Winning the Battle

    02/02/2013 12:02:40 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting we all knew that an impending gun debate would be a hard fought battle. Just after this week’s hearing on Capitol Hill, a new Forbes study finds that the NRA is winning the influence battle over gun control. In the new study performed by Forbes Insights, an independent and unbiased organization, they found that the “NRA and the pro-gun rights voices are winning the influence battle and will continue to be strong and more influential if the pro gun control voice remains fragmented”. The data was compiled from the week before...
  • Stifling a scam

    02/02/2013 11:56:22 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 20 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 2, 2013 | Editorial
    Paul "Skip" Stam, a Republican state lawmaker from North Carolina, is taking some heat for his proposal to ban people on welfare from buying lottery tickets. His bill also proposes to drop "Education" from "N.C. Education Lottery" ads because profits fund many government expenses unrelated to education. Moreover, the state shouldn't use "education" to promote "something that is essentially a scam," he said. It's good to know Connecticut wasn't the only state duped into creating a lottery "for the children" only to see the proceeds diverted for a plethora of political, non-educational purposes. Enforcing Rep. Stam's ban would be problematic,...
  • Mr. President: Chuck Hagel!

    02/02/2013 11:56:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be Secretary of Defense should be withdrawn now. He delivered what may be the worst performance at a confirmation hearing ever given. He was described as “confused,” “befuddled,” and “self contradicting.” One of Mr. Hagel’s own backers deplored the lack of “charisma” the nominee showed during the hearings. Was this just a "Bad Hair Day"for Mr. Hagel? “Hagel, who can be hilarious, didn’t show much of that today,” said Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation. Let the record show that never before has...
  • Children Recite Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

    02/02/2013 11:53:42 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=24887 ^ | January 31, 2013 | Dave Blount
    Despite its socialist origins, our moonbat rulers don’t like the Pledge of Allegiance because it stinks of patriotism. At Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, a compromise has been reached; students have recited the pledge over the intercom in Arabic: First, the students translated the Pledge of Allegiance and read it in French. Then they recited the pledge in Spanish last fall. Monday, students read the pledge in Arabic. “We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school,” [principal Tom] Lopez said. “This is very American, not un-American.” America has succeeded as a society because of its ability...
  • Global Leadership Vacuum: Europe Incapable, America Unwilling

    02/02/2013 11:41:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 01, 2013 – 12:30 PM | Gregor Peter Schmitz
    US Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Germany this week in an effort to strengthen trans-Atlantic ties. Global politics have come to a standstill in recent years, with the United States unwilling to show leadership and Europe and other major powers unable to fill the vacuum. … You would think it were high time for Obama to jump back into the saddle before he gets reduced to a lame-duck status. But no matter how many blinding smiles the notoriously perky Biden flashes in Berlin and Munich, this is probably too much to expect. Of course, this gives rise to the...
  • Inmate Can't Sue Over Smuggled Drugs Watch

    02/02/2013 11:38:46 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies
    CourtHouseNews.com ^ | Friday, February 01, 2013 | TIM HULL
    Prison guards have immunity from claims that they crossed the line in trying to catch a man with drugs smuggled in with his fiancee's weave, the 9th Circuit ruled. Federal courts have not clearly established that forcing an inmate to endure constant artificial light and a bed without a mattress violates the Eighth Amendment, according to the Thursday ruling. Officials at the state prison in Sacramento put Rex Chappell on the six-day contraband watch after they found unlabeled eye-drop bottles in his cell that contained methamphetamine. Guards suspected that Chappell's fiancee had smuggled the drugs into the jail in a...
  • Arizona Reacts to Prisoners' Class Action

    02/02/2013 11:30:40 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies
    CourtHouseNews.com ^ | Friday, February 01, 2013 | James Ross
    PHOENIX (CN) - The Arizona Department of Corrections said it will replace its for-profit prison health care company with another profit-seeking firm, after a federal class action that claimed the state provides "grossly inadequate" medical care to prisoners. Corizon Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn., "will be responsible for the provision of health care to inmates at the Arizona Department of Corrections' ('ADC') state-run facilities" beginning March 4, according to a filing in the pending court case. Corizon will replace Pittsburgh-based Wexford Health Sources. The ACLU, which filed the class action nearly a year ago, was not impressed.
  • 10 Stories That Prove Guns Save Lives

    02/02/2013 11:28:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | John Hawkins
    In a nation that already has more than 200 million guns, gun control does little other than make the work of rapists, robbers, murderers and nuts like Adam Lanza easier. When faced with gun control laws, the law abiding citizen has no choice other than to disarm or become an outlaw, but people with bad intentions are faced with no such moral dilemma. That's why the best friend of a rapist or a potential Adam Lanza is the gun control advocate who's working tirelessly to insure that his targets can't adequately defend themselves. On some level, even diehard advocates...
  • Al Gore: Fox News & Talk Radio ‘Propaganda’ Has Created a ‘Hostile Environment’ for Progressives

    02/02/2013 11:24:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Al Gore said President Barack Obama was forced to be cautious during his first term in office because of the “propaganda” served up by Fox News and talk radio that created a “hostile environment for progressive ideas.” The former vice president — who has been on somewhat of a media whirlwind since the sale his Current TV to Arab news network Al-Jazeera — made the comment during an interview to promote his latest book with PBS’ Charlie Rose this week in New York. “I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas,” Gore said. “And why is...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. High School coach shoots attackers

    02/02/2013 11:13:20 AM PST · by granada · 25 replies
    By WXYZ ^ | Feb,2,2013 | WXYZ
    Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot. Police sources say the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources. The man who shot the attackers was 70 years old, according to police. One...
  • The Spy Novelist Who Knows Too Much

    02/02/2013 11:11:04 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert F. Worth
    Last June, a pulp-fiction thriller was published in Paris under the title “Le Chemin de Damas.” Its lurid green-and-black cover featured a busty woman clutching a pistol, and its plot included the requisite car chases, explosions and sexual conquests. Unlike most paperbacks, though, this one attracted the attention of intelligence officers and diplomats on three continents. Set in the midst of Syria’s civil war, the book offered vivid character sketches of that country’s embattled ruler, Bashar al-Assad, and his brother Maher, along with several little-known lieutenants and allies. It detailed a botched coup attempt secretly supported by the American and...
  • Missing Staten Island woman found stabbed to death in Istanbul

    02/02/2013 11:10:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/2/13 | AP
    Turkey's state-run news agency says a missing New York City woman has been found dead in Istanbul. Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul. She was last heard from on Jan. 21, the day she was due back home.
  • Mpls. Mayor Asks Businesses to Pursue Gun Control Reform

    02/02/2013 11:05:52 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    kstp ^ | 2-1-13 | jay kolls
    Minneapolis Mayor, R.T. Rybak, has a strong message for makers of guns and ammunition who do business with the city. Mayor Rybak says he wants them to be partners in the pursuit of "common sense" gun control reform. The city buys about a million dollars worth of guns and ammunition each year for police. The primary vendors are Remington, Federal Ammunition and Smith & Wesson. The Mayor says he wants to dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of those companies. Mayor Rybak tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, "if they want to be partners with us, we will work with them....
  • 12 Charts That Will Make Gold Bulls Furious (the era of crisis is over)

    02/02/2013 10:53:18 AM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-2-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    12 Charts That Will Make Gold Bulls Furious Joe WeisenthalFebruary 2, 2013, 10:48 AM The anti-gold bandwagon is getting more and more crowded. Analysts Tom Kendall and Ric Deverell of Credit Suisse is out with a bombshell report this morning titled: Gold: The Beginning Of The End Of An Era. The article argues that the 2011 peak of $1921 was the top, and that now the run of the cult metal is coming to an end. The argument essentially boils down to two arguments, which are related. The first is that we're seeing rate normalization. When real interest rates are...
  • Jones Pick as ATF Chief is in Deeper Trouble

    02/02/2013 10:40:46 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | February 2, 2013 | B Todd Jones
    WASHINGTON - A group of powerful Republicans in Congress is openly challenging B. Todd Jones' leadership of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as the Senate takes up President Obama's nomination to make the Minnesota lawyer the agency's permanent director. A congressional letter that was signed by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and three leading House Republicans spells deepening trouble for Jones' nomination at a time when Republicans are aggressively challenging a number of Obama's second-term appointments. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley is in a position to slow or even block Jones'...
  • Bomb Hoaxer: Proud Ithacan

    02/02/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    FingerLakes1.com Local Network ^ | 5:00 PM, Jan 30, 2013 | Raymond Drumsta
    Though the suspected bomb in a box turned out to be a book, an Ithaca man may wind up behind bars for creating a scare last fall on The Commons. Following his arrest in October, Matthew Whitney, 37, told Ithaca Police and FBI investigators that he placed a brown cardboard Nike box marked “Bomb” on The Commons to promote his “free energy cause,” according to court records. The package was found just before 3 p.m. Oct. 11 outside the Bank of America building on The Commons. Ithaca police evacuated The Commons, and several businesses in the downtown area were forced...
  • Pelosi Plotting Strategy With Streisand, Hollywood Elite Liberals

    02/02/2013 10:31:04 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Pelosi Plotting Strategy With Streisand, Hollywood Elite Liberals (Hollywood Reporter) More than 40 Hollywood politicos -- including Barbra Streisand, James Brolin and Haim Saban -- gathered Thursday night at a closed-door meeting at Norman Lear's Westside mansion, where they heard Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lay out the party’s plans for recapturing the House in the 2014 mid-terms. "The message was: 'We have to start now,'" one attendee said. "We have a year, and these races are going to be close.
  • Leftists demand 100 percent tax on the rich (“Die Linke”)

    02/02/2013 10:26:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | Published: 1 Feb 13 10:25 CET | (DPA/The Local/jcw)
    Germany’s socialist Left party want a 100 percent tax on anyone earning over €500,000 ($683,100) and will be including the policy in their general election campaign platform, a newspaper reported on Friday. “We are suggesting that no-one should earn over 40 times the societal minimum,” said The Left’s co-leader Katja Kipping in the party's draft election platform, which was seen by regional newspaper the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. The party paper said the total tax on those taking home over €40,000 ($54,648) per month would be used to fund social welfare and investing in the country’s future. …
  • Nuns Must Have Birth Control Coverage

    02/02/2013 10:08:03 AM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | February 1, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Obama Administration has really pulled a fast one. In its proposed rule to supposedly provide greater protections to non house of worship religious organizations opposed to contraception, it actually ensures that contraception coverage will be provided to all religious employees–whether house of worship, convent, or school.  In other words, the proposed rule expands the government’s intrusion into religious affairs, rather than reduce it.Here’s how they plan to do it:1. From now on no distinction will be made in the rule between “house of worship” employers and general religious organization employers. In order to be exempted from the requirement of providing free...
  • Black Low Info Voter Converted!

    02/02/2013 10:06:00 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 25 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 2-2-13 | Lloyd Marcus
    Hi Folks, This is a quick blog from the road. I am on the west coast promoting our first national TV ad confronting Obama's tyranny. Since the election, Obama's fundamental transformation of America has accelerated to warp speed. Every day we are hit with a new crisis, equaling a new excuse to attack and eliminate another one of our God given freedoms. Low-info voters swallow Obama and the Democrat's lies hook, line and sinker. So, I got this text from my brother David who lives on the east coast early this morning at 6am. Early morning and late night calls...
  • 'Equality' on the Battlefield

    02/02/2013 10:04:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2013 | Fay Voshell & Jacqueline Hamilton
    It is said that General Robert E. Lee, as he surveyed the carnage of the battle of Telegraph Hill, spoke the words, "It is well that war is so terrible -- we would grow too fond of it." War is terrible. Perhaps that is one reason why during relatively peaceful interludes, but sometimes even in wartime, palliative fantasies are concocted to make armed conflict seem less horrible and the stresses of war more equitably distributed. Civilians, often the... --snip-- No, the core issues concern the innate limitations of and the unique dangers facing soldiers of the female sex as pertains...
  • Gallup: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals in 47 Out of 50 States and DC

    02/02/2013 10:03:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    The percentage of individuals who identify as conservative in 2012 outnumber those who identify as liberal in 47 out of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia (D.C.) according to a Gallup poll released on Feb. 1. Nationally, the amount of self-identified conservatives (38 percent) still outnumbers liberals (23 percent). The disparity between conservatives and liberals has remained consistent since Gallup began its tracking in 2008. …