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  • Dems move to change federal pot laws

    02/05/2013 7:59:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 129 replies
    AdminPress ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Salon
    Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis to introduce bill Tuesday to end prohibition
  • Chinese Warships Prepared To Fire On The Japanese Navy Twice

    02/05/2013 7:56:12 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-3-2013 | Robert Johnson
    Chinese Warships Prepared To Fire On The Japanese Navy Twice Robert JohnsonFebruary 5, 2013, 6:06 AMThe Type 053H3 frigate is armed with a HQ-7 eight unit SAM launcher and Type 79A twin barrel 100 mm gun Last week a Chinese warship pointed its missile guidance system at a Japanese destroyer in an unmistakable show of aggression, the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced today. The brief report out of Tokyo cites a January 30 event where a type 053 Chinese frigate locked its "sixth fire control radar" onto a Japanese helicopter equipped vessel out of Yokosuka. Japan has two helicopter carriers,...
  • The NRA’s tone-deaf rhetoric

    02/05/2013 7:52:29 AM PST · by fractionated · 90 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 5, 2013 | Eugene Robinson
    Despite the best efforts of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and like-minded groups to make sure this business remains unfinished, reducing gun violence remains stubbornly high on the nation’s agenda. This is partly due to the ravings of Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president and spokesman, who almost single-handedly, or single-mouthedly, is making the pro-gun argument sound even crazier and more irresponsible than it is. And that’s saying something. This weekend, LaPierre treated viewers of “Fox News Sunday” to some of his lunacy. Anchor Chris Wallace gave him the opportunity to disavow the NRA’s shameful ad accusing President Obama...
  • Vatican official opens to gay union rights

    02/05/2013 7:49:11 AM PST · by fractionated · 46 replies
    The Vatican's top official on family policy has opened slightly to the possibility of rights for gay civil unions, although he also stressed that marriage should remain between a man and a woman. The remarks from Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, wee made at a Vatican press conference on Monday and were quoted in Italian press on Tuesday. "Marriage is a clear legal dimension. There are then multiple other types of non-family cohabitation for which solutions should be found in terms of individual law and in my view also in terms of property law,"...
  • Controversial Donor Melgen Tied to LA Mayor

    02/05/2013 7:42:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/5/13 | Mary Lou Byrd
    A new connection has emerged between Los Angeles Mayor Anthonio Villaraigosa and the eye doctor at the center of controversy surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (D., NJ). The Washington Free Beacon found Villaraigosa pictured alongside both Menendez and controversial donor Salomon Melgen at a gala honoring the Democratic mayor. The National Association of Latino Electoral and Appointed Officials (NALEO) honored Villaraigosa last February in Washington D.C. A photographer from the doctor’s company, VOXXI, captured photos of Melgen with several prominent Democrats, including Villaraigosa. Melgen is the chairman of the board of VOXXI.
  • Tagg Romney won't seek Kerry's Senate seat

    02/05/2013 7:40:19 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | 02/04/2013 | By Lindsey Boerma
    No, there will not be a Senator Romney anytime soon. Looking to quiet chatter that he's considering running in the special election to fill newly-minted Secretary of State John Kerry's Massachusetts Senate seat, Mitt Romney's eldest son Tagg issued a statement today breaking the news to supporters: "The timing is not right." "I have been humbled by the outreach I received this weekend encouraging me to become a candidate for the U.S. Senate," he said. "I love my home state and admit it would be an honor to represent the citizens of our great Commonwealth. However, I am currently committed...
  • Hundreds of Confused Anti-Gun People Think I’m a Gun Nut—And That This Is My Gun

    02/05/2013 7:28:22 AM PST · by Salman · 20 replies
    Kotaku ^ | 2-4-13 | Stephen Totilo
    There are people on both sides of the gun debate who make good points. And then there are people who have absolutely no clue. In that latter camp we might include Senator Lamar Alexander, who thinks that, when it comes to people getting shot to death, "video games are a bigger problem than guns." We might also include at least some of the 495-plus people who have shared a picture of me on Facebook and tried to make me a poster child for all that is wrong with people who like guns. These people—some of them confused, some of them...
  • The Problem(s) of Women in Combat (part 1)

    02/05/2013 7:24:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Political Animal Blog ^ | January 25, 2013 The Problem(s) of | Jude Eden, Jane of Trades
    It’s not all about qualification. I’m speaking as a female Marine Iraq war vet who did serve in the combat zone doing entry checkpoint duty in Fallujah, and we worked with the grunts daily for that time. All the branches still have different standards for females and males. Why? Because most women wouldn’t even qualify to be in the military if they didn’t. Men and women are different, but those pushing women into combat don’t want to admit that truth. They huff and puff about how women can do whatever men can do, but it just ain’t so. We’re built...
  • SASC Testimony.VOB

    02/05/2013 7:21:41 AM PST · by Nachum
    youtube ^ | June 1991 | MarineDad981
    General Robert H. Barrow, 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps testimony before the SASC on Women in Combat. June 1991.
  • Man Dressed As Joker Charged With Trespassing At Applebee's

    02/05/2013 7:18:59 AM PST · by Rodamala · 21 replies
    The Post Journal ^ | February 5, 2013 | Eric Tichy
    BUSTI - A Jamestown man dressed as the Joker from the Batman films has been charged following a bizarre incident Sunday at a Lakewood restaurant. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department in a news release said Aaron A. Chase, 24, walked into the Applebee's Restaurant on Fairmount Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Police said Chase was dressed in all black, wearing a green wig and paint on his face similar to the Joker in Batman. Full article here.
  • Minnesota House of Representatives Committee Seeks Public Comment on Gun-Control Measures

    02/05/2013 7:13:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    NSSF.og ^ | 4 February, 2013 | NSSF
    Three days of public hearings will be held before the Public Safety, Finance and Policy of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Feb. 5-7, when testimony will be heard on a range of possible legislation of concern to hunters, target shooters and firearms owners. Chaired by Rep. Michael Paymar (DFL-St. Paul), the committee expects to hear a variety of viewpoints with an eye toward crafting a comprehensive bill that could include any of the following measures: An outright ban on modern sporting rifles, mislabeled as "assault weapons" Magazine capacity restrictions Expanding mandatory background checks for the purchase of handguns and semi-automatic...
  • Property Rights/Zoning Behind Town Board Challenge

    02/05/2013 7:13:08 AM PST · by Sopater · 17 replies
    U.S. & Eau Claire Journal ^ | January 30th, 2013 | Travis Buhler
    When Todd Koeppel moved to the area near Spring Valley, Wisconsin, little did he know the freedoms he had on his own property. Like many people throughout history, knowledge of one's freedom does not come until it is threatened or taken away. This happened last year to St. Croix County's Town of Cady, where Koeppel resides. Last June the Town Board voted to end their long history of property freedom for what Koeppel describes as, "A huge, 184 page, highly restrictive, and intrusive zoning ordinance written by a Dane County attorney." Prior to last year, Cady, like fewer and fewer...
  • George Zimmerman hearing takes place on birthday of Trayvon Martin

    02/05/2013 6:58:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Fox Orlando ^ | 2/5/13
    Attorneys for George Zimmerman will try to get his murder trial delayed at a hearing on Tuesday, what would have been Trayvon Martin's 18th birthday. It was nearly a year ago when the teenager was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. While the debate continues on what happened that night, Martin's parents plan to celebrate their son's birthday in South Florida. "They wanted to have a birthday party, as opposed to memorializing February 26th. They want to celebrate Trayvon's birth," said family attorney Natalie Jackson. "It's a peace and love walk. The walk is to support and facilitate children thinking...
  • Good-humored New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie laughs at fat jokes as he eats a donut

    02/05/2013 6:52:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and David Letterman have shared some laughs about the many fat jokes the comedian has made about the lawmaker's ample girth. Christie has termed his plumpness 'fair game' for comedians. And during his first appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, the outspoken Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender read two of Letterman's jokes that he said were 'some of my personal favorites.'
  • Mark Levin Savages Karl Rove’s ‘Diabolical’ Anti-Tea Party PAC: ‘We’re Being Stabbed In The Back’

    02/05/2013 6:50:39 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Noah Rothman
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin went after former George W. Bush advisor, Karl Rove, during his radio show on Monday after Rove announced the formation of a new PAC that would aid moderate Republican politicians against tea party challengers in primary races. Levin called Rove’s effort ‘diabolical’ and listed the many GOP officeholders who would not be in power but for the tea party insurgency. “We’re being stabbed in the back,” Levin declared. “Here’s a project funded by crony capitalists, funded by corporatists — who are not conservative — funding a group called the Conservative Victory Project,” Levin began. “This...
  • Rail traffic reflects more oil production, less coal-fired electricity generation

    02/05/2013 6:49:47 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | FEBRUARY 5, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    The record increase in U.S. crude oil production during 2012 and the significant decline in coal use for domestic electricity generation were reflected in the movement of those two commodities by rail last year. Crude oil and petroleum products accounted for the biggest increase in railcar loadings among commodities in 2012, while coal had the largest decline. Notwithstanding these changes, coal remained by far the dominant category of carload shipments, accounting for 41% of total carloads, compared to a 4% share for all petroleum and petroleum products combined. Last year, the amount of crude oil and petroleum products delivered by...
  • Government Shouldn't Define 'Church'

    02/05/2013 6:45:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions, such as hospitals and universities, from supplying the coverage, the new proposal calls for their employees to receive stand-alone private insurance policies providing birth control coverage at no cost. Insurance companies will foot the bill, but only the naive can possibly think the cost won't find its way back to the institution in the form of higher health premiums. Numerous lawsuits filed against this and...
  • America’s Creeping New Normalcy: Sluggish growth and high unemployment are now just accepted

    02/05/2013 6:40:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    The Japanese have said “Enough.” After a generation of stagnation, they’ve chosen an all-of-the-above policy to boost economic growth. The nation’s new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is promising a “three arrows” strategy: bold monetary easing, increased public-works spending, and structural changes, such as regulatory reform. He’s throwing the ramen against the shoji and hoping something will stick. Some of those ideas are good ones, some probably aren’t. But it’s clear that Tokyo’s priority is growth, growth, growth. Time to get Nippon moving again. Nations probably never choose decline, at least not consciously. More likely they become victims of a creeping...
  • North Korean Government Releases YouTube Video Showing American Cities Under Attack

    02/05/2013 6:37:43 AM PST · by Fennie · 20 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | February 5, 2013
    North Korea still intends to conduct the country's third nuclear test later this month, despite intense pressure from the United States and the international community. Seemingly unconcerned about threats of new sanctions, Kim Jong-un and his Generals stunned most sane human beings by releasing a YouTube Video that shows New York City engulfed in flames after a missile attack. The video was uploaded to YouTube on Saturday by North Korea's official website, Uriminzokkiri, which is responsible for distributing news, information and propaganda for all state run media. While YouTube users shook their heads in astonishment over the video, North Korean...
  • The Unconventional Ted Cruz: He's doing precisely what he promised on the campaign trail.

    02/05/2013 6:37:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/05/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has been a United States senator for only 34 days, but already he is making his mark on national politics. His conspicuous presence and aggressive tone have thrilled his conservative cheerleaders, while inducing fits of rage in liberal detractors and Joe Scarborough. In the past week alone, Cruz has tangled with veteran Democratic spin-master Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Meet the Press, sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, introduced legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, and recorded “no” votes on major items, including Hurricane Sandy relief, raising the debt ceiling, filibuster reform, and...
  • Gas prices take bigger bite of Americans' income [Highest in THREE DECADES!]

    02/05/2013 6:27:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/4/13 | Emily Jane Fox
    Americans are pumping about 4% of their incomes into buying gasoline, according to a government report. The Energy Department said on Monday that U.S. households spent an average of $2,912 on gasoline last year, the highest level in four years. The percentage reached similar levels in 2008, when a red-hot global economy and panic over dwindling supplies sent gas prices through the roof. But before then, the percentage hadn't reached these levels in nearly three decades.
  • Chinese warship directs "fire-control" radar at Japan MSDF destroyer

    02/05/2013 6:25:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    A Chinese warship last week directed "fire-control" radar against Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel in the East China Sea, where Japan and China are involved in a dispute over the ownership of a group of uninhabited islands, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Tuesday.
  • LIVE: Zimmerman hearing 9 a.m. ET

    02/05/2013 6:09:33 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 40 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | Click Orlando
    9 a.m. ET: Attorneys in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman head back to court to argue motions in anticipation of the June 10, 2013, trial.
  • How Guns Are Like Nukes (The Last Sentence Says It All)

    02/05/2013 5:56:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | Mona Charen
    I stand out among my conservative friends in disliking guns. I favor reasonable restrictions on the Second Amendment, such as bans on fully automatic weapons, background checks for purchases and forbidding the sale of guns to those with histories of mental illness or criminality. Yet I cannot agree with liberals that more gun control will lead to fewer gun crimes. President Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, actually illuminated one of the weaknesses of the gun control case. Hagel had been closely associated with Global Zero (though he's since repudiated it), a movement dedicated to "the elimination of all...
  • The Senate Must Reject Hagel

    02/05/2013 5:42:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The Senate's "advice and consent" role doesn't require it to rubber-stamp a presidential appointee for secretary of defense who senators believe would weaken America in this increasingly dangerous world. Notwithstanding former Sen. Chuck Hagel's diminished view of the post -- "I won't be in a policymaking position" -- the secretary of defense is an exceedingly important position and must be filled with someone who understands the complexity and gravity of the threats we face. In his testimony at his confirmation hearing, Hagel demonstrated a remarkable unwillingness to clarify his past statements, a stunning misapprehension of the identity, intentions and capabilities...
  • Nugent to Piers Morgan: 'You're the Perfect Poster Boy to Stand Up for Things That Make No Sense'

    02/05/2013 5:33:05 AM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies ^ | February 04, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN's resident gun control advocate Piers Morgan faced off with Ted Nugent Monday, and as was expected, the bullets were flying. By the end of the first segment, Nugent told his arrogant adversary, "You're the perfect poster boy to stand up for the things that make no sense at all to common sense people" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): PIERS MORGAN, HOST: I don't understand, and I want you to tell me, in the least inflammatory way possible, why outside of hog hunting, which I get is a problem in Texas, anybody needs one...
  • Anonymous prostitute’s...account recalls sex with Bob Menendez ‘when I was 16 years old’

    02/05/2013 5:31:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/13 | David Martosko
    In a handwritten statement provided last year to a whistle-blower, a young prostitute detailed allegations that she slept with Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez beginning “when I was 16 years old.” “During [one] visit of Senator Bob Menendez to the Dominican Republic, I had intimate relations with him on more than one occasion,” the unidentified woman wrote, according to The Daily Caller’s translation. She appears to be a new voice among what are now at least six women purported to have engaged in sex for money with Menendez. Her claim appears in a Spanish-language testimonial collected by Peter Williams,...
  • *Action* Alert for Michigan Grassroots! Stop Medicaid expansion in MI- Support Senate Bill 0041

    02/05/2013 5:24:12 AM PST · by jenk · 7 replies
    Grassroots in Michigan ^ | 2/5/13 | Joan
    It was reported in the Detroit News yesterday that Gov. Snyder will make a decision on Medicaid expansion THIS THURSDAY! “Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder will fire the first shot in the next health care skirmish Thursday when he recommends in his budget presentation to the Legislature whether Michigan should open Medicaid to as many as half a million more residents.“ Medicaid is a VOLUNTARY program Medicaid Expansion is VOLUNTARY Medicaid expansion WAS being forced by on the states by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until the Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare. They ruled that the expansion was unconstitutional.Therefor,the Federal...
  • Obama: Boy Scouts should lift ban on homosexuality

    02/05/2013 5:12:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 39 replies
    Life Site Times ^ | Feb 04, 2013 | Kirsten Anderson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – President Barack Obama on Sunday said the Boy Scouts of America should overturn its national ban on homosexual members and leaders, just days before the organization is scheduled to vote on the issue. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, anchor Scott Pelley asked the president if he believed the Scouts should allow openly gay members and leaders. "Yes," Obama said. Pressed to elaborate, Obama said homosexuals should be able to fully participate in “every institution” that others can. “I think that my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and...
  • WashPost Indicts Football Coach, Rush Limbaugh for Racist Insults of Mrs. Obama, Black Womanhood

    02/05/2013 5:02:49 AM PST · by chessplayer · 84 replies
    The Washington Post is suggesting Tuesday that it's somehow national news that a high-school football coach in northern Alabama was caught on tape mocking Michelle Obama for having a "fat butt." Post reporter Krissah Thompson used this mini-story -- football coach secretly recorded by students who apparently want him fired, and he's already been suspended -- to remind people that Rush Limbaugh and Rep. James Sensenbrenner have also mocked the First Lady's rear end, and this means our "country of white people" are "not showing adequate respect for and devaluing the bodies of black women." Unsurprisingly, then the Post connects...
  • Mika Admits: Under Bush, Drone Strike Memo Would Have Caused 'Huge Controversy'

    02/05/2013 4:51:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Unusual candor from Mika Brzezinski and Harold Ford, Jr. on the double standard that exists for Republicans and Democrats. Discussing on today's Morning Joe the Obama administration memo that has been uncovered authorizing the use of drone strikes to kill U.S. citizens abroad, Mika admitted that there would have been a "huge controversy" if such a memo had surfaced during the Bush administration. Ford said that "Democrats have to think now about how they conducted themselves and the questions they raised about Bush administration tactics." Joe Scarborough flatly declared that had the policy come to light under Bush, it would...
  • Republicans question whether Treasury nominee Lew broke federal law

    02/05/2013 4:48:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies ^ | 2-5-13
    Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew is coming under fire from Senate Republicans who question whether he violated federal law by declining to respond to dire warnings from the group that oversees Medicare. Eight Senate Republicans voiced their complaints in a letter Monday to the White House budget office, which Lew ran before being promoted to President Obama's chief of staff. The criticism comes as the president's most controversial Cabinet nominees line up for confirmation hearings before Congress. Chuck Hagel, the nominee for Defense secretary, endured a grilling on Capitol Hill last week. Lew, and also CIA director nominee John Brennan,...
  • Obama: It’s time for the people of Kenya to come together

    02/05/2013 4:46:46 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “This is a moment for the people of Kenya to come together instead of tearing apart,” Obama said. “If you do you can show the world that you are not a member of a tribe or ethnic group but citizens of a proud and great nation.”
  • The West’s Shameful Demonization of Israel [Europe and Obama]

    02/05/2013 4:42:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 4, 2013 | Bruce Thornton
    After watching Chuck Hagel’s embarrassing performance in his confirmation hearings, I can’t decide if he’s a bigot, a paleocon isolationist, or just plain stupid. I suspect the latter, given his statement, “If confirmed, I intend to know a lot more than I do.” More significant is the fact that he was nominated at all, given his record of gaffes, his use of anti-Semitic tropes like “Jewish lobby” (used only once “on the record,” he assures us!), his indulgence of the genocidal Iranian regime and its nuclear arms ambitions, and his endorsement of American guilt and global retreat. But the most...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Wrapping an Anti-Israeli Message With an Israeli Flag

    02/05/2013 4:38:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 4, 2013 | Joe Kaufman
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Wrapping an Anti-Israeli Message With an Israeli FlagPosted By Joe Kaufman On February 4, 2013 @ 12:38 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 19 Comments On January 22nd, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz was reelected as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). A big reason for progressives to want Wasserman Schultz back as leader of the party is that she represents two large American voting blocks, women and Jews, blocks that the Democratic Party relies on to win elections and blocks that President Barack Obama relied on to be reelected, himself.However,...
  • Ghoulish Ron Paul doubles down on Chris Kyle, invokes Jesus

    02/05/2013 3:32:55 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/4/2013 | Michelle Malkin (*I* *LOVE* *HER*)
    When a politician gets in trouble for dancing on the grave of a military hero, one generally expects furious backpedaling to mitigate the damage. However, it appears that former Rep. Ron Paul is feeling liberated from such concerns now that he is out of Congress. The new and improved Paul is more callous than ever, with an extra helping of sanctimony and a healthy dollop of anti-military sentiment. Not content to merely blame the victim for his own murder, Paul responded to the uproar he caused by adding fuel to the fire. In a posting on Facebook which he personally...
  • The Karl Rove Cartel Will Now Pick Your Rhinos

    02/05/2013 3:27:53 AM PST · by yoe · 46 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Feburary 4, 2013 | John DeMayo
    By now all Americans—regardless of their political ideology, especially conservatives—should be fed up with the government failures produced by political operatives and big money’s influence in our elections. Election after election, powerbrokers like the infamous political Republican strategist Karl Rove and his campaign money machine are working to deprive Americans of the fundamental concept of choice in our elections. If Mr. Rove continues to have his way, conservative Americans will only be allowed to vote for candidates of his choosing in the foreseeable future. Super Pac “American Crossroads”—founded in part by Karl Rove—has branched out on a new political influence...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 5, 2013

    02/05/2013 2:49:54 AM PST · by sneakers · 11 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http (Ashland, OH) :// for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • EXCLUSIVE: Justice Dept...reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans [No Due Process]

    02/05/2013 2:45:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/4/13 | Michael Isikoff
    A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the...
  • N. Korea video shows US city under attack

    02/05/2013 1:56:51 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | 5 Feb 2013 | Agence France-Presse
    North Korea, poised to conduct a nuclear test any day now, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack. The footage was uploaded Saturday by the North's official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.
  • 5 Reasons 2/23/2013 is Going to Be a Day of Resistance

    02/05/2013 1:25:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Last year, when a Republican candidate should have waltzed to victory, Mitt Romney got his teeth knocked in by a man who could fairly be called the single least competent American President in history. This beating had very real consequences. 1) Barack Obama feels empowered: Liberals are always vulgar in defeat and hubristic in victory, but Barack Obama has become so toweringly arrogant that it wouldn't be a surprise if he were getting himself fitted for a crown. He's acting as if he expects to have anything and everything he wants handed to him on a silver platter and if...
  • Domestic Energy: Triumph in the Face of Adversity

    02/05/2013 1:22:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2013 | Gary Jason
    In the black days following the Obama administration's inaugural revels, some good news is always welcome. And the WSJ has just furnished us with some good news, indeed. The news concerns the growth of American oil production. Last year, it increased by the largest amount since we started domestic production back in 1859. In fact, production was up by nearly 780,000 barrels per day (bpd), making our average production the highest in... --snip-- Nor has the Obama administration in any way lessened or even just held constant the onerous regulatory barriers the oil and gas producers have to overcome to...
  • The Diaper We Know as Obamanomics

    02/05/2013 1:17:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | John Ransom
    Yes, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to hold our nose and check the diaper that we have all come to know as Obamanomics. While rightly this review should have been completed closer to the first of the year, there were too many events in the offing that were likely to impact the economy to take a stab at the broad outlines of an economic outlook nearer New Year’s Eve. But now that congress and the president have agreed to get the tax increase off the table that they didn’t dare pass while campaigning, clear the children from...
  • Reducing Violent Crime in the US From the Inside Out (Part 3 of 4)

    02/05/2013 1:03:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    In the past two weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out. In Part 1, I revealed how rational and rewarding it would be to post armed guards at our schools. In Part 2, I showed how reducing the number of firearms in the U.S. would not curb violent crime. Today and next week, I will discuss an age-old solution that America's Founding Fathers knew was key for maintaining civility in our communities -- a solution being mimicked...
  • New York's 'SAFE' Act: The 'Rape' of the Second Amendment

    02/05/2013 12:40:17 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2013 | Michael Filozof
    In January, the New York State Legislature passed the Orwellian-sounding "SAFE" (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act. The act was debated in closed session without committee hearings, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law within an hour of its passage -- after waiving the required three-day public comment period. Cuomo bragged that New York now has the "toughest assault weapons ban" in the country but claimed that the law respects the Second Amendment and preserves the rights of "hunters and sportsmen." The former is true; the latter is a bald-faced lie. Even if you do not live in New...
  • Former sex trafficking victim shines light on dark underworld of Super Bowl

    02/05/2013 12:03:15 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies ^ | 2/1/2013 |
    Amid the parties and fun of Super Bowl 2013, authorities say, there is a dark underworld of girls and women being forced into the sex trade. Sitting in the festive lobby of a New Orleans hotel, festooned with San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens decorations, Clemmie Greenlee, a former victim of sex trafficking from Nashville, recalled being brought to cities around the South to prostitute for those attending such large-scale events. For Greenlee's pimps, the influx of people provided a massive money-making opportunity. "When they come to these kinds of events, the first thing you're told is how many you're...
  • 7-year-old playing an imaginary game at school gets "dispended" for real (Article and Video)

    02/05/2013 12:02:06 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Mitchell and Julie Hayden
    LOVELAND, Colo. — A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing. The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play. “I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” says Alex Evans, who doesn’t understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it. “It’s called ‘rescue the world,’” he says. He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a...
  • Tesla Reaches 20,000 Unit Production Rate Annually for Model S [car uses 100% electricity - no gas]]

    02/04/2013 11:41:37 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Graham Richard
    Big Milestone Tesla keeps proving the skeptics wrong. For years we've heard all kinds of arguments explaining why they couldn't possibly succeed, and why they wouldn't deliver what they promised, how the auto industry was too hard to break into, etc. From the first promo pics of the Tesla Roadster in July 2006 to now, every time Tesla hits a new milestone, the naysayers go something like: "Well, they did this thing, but they won't get to this next thing." So I'll be curious to see what they'll come up with now that its been revealed that Tesla's factory has...
  • Democrats Will Throw Book at Ken Cuccinelli

    02/04/2013 11:26:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 1, 2013 | Elahe Izadi
    The Republican attorney general's controversial comments in his upcoming tome could come back to haunt him in the Virginia governor's race.Pragmatic Republicans looking to hang onto the governorship in Virginia have been hoping that their nominee, state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, would tailor his outspoken conservative views for a more-moderate Old Dominion electorate.  But based on excerpts released from his new book, Cuccinelli is making no apologies — and comes out swinging hard against all government entitlement programs.According to reports from Politico and The Washington Post, Cuccinelli doesn’t limit his criticism of government programs, but also is skeptical of its...
  • For insurance exchanges, states need ‘navigators’ — and hiring them is a huge task

    02/04/2013 11:22:36 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2013 | N.C. Aizenman
    Signing up an estimated 30 million uninsured Americans for coverage under the health-care law is shaping up to be, if not a bureaucratic nightmare, at the very least a daunting task. While some people will find registering for health insurance as easy as booking a flight online, vast numbers who are confused by the myriad choices will need to sit down with someone who can walk them through the process. Enter the “navigators,” an enormous new workforce of helpers required under the law. In large measure, the success of the law and its overriding aim of making sure that virtually...