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  • Rush Limbaugh Show "Open Lines Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 8,2013

    02/08/2013 8:39:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 104 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 8, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

    02/08/2013 8:39:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal." So said Richard Nixon in his interviews with David Frost. Nixon was talking about wiretaps and surreptitious entries to protect lives and safeguard national security in a violent and anarchic war decade. The Nixon haters pronounced themselves morally sickened. Fast forward to our new century. For, since 9/11, we have heard rather more extravagant claims by American presidents. Under George W. Bush, it was presidential authority to waterboard, torture, rendition and hold enemy aliens in indefinite detention at Guantanamo. Under Barack Obama, we don't have a Nixon...
  • Is this America's 'Top Secret' Saudi Arabia drone base… revealed by searching on Bing?

    02/08/2013 8:38:32 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2013 | Leon Watson
    A top secret CIA base in Saudi Arabia where lethal drones strikes have been launched from has been exposed on internet search giant Bing, it was claimed today. A blogger has spotted an unmarked facility that has runways, hangars and what appear to be living quarters and offices buried deep in the desert. It follows claims by the New York Times that it had revealed the CIA uses a base in Saudi Arabia to target Al Qaeda operatives in neighbouring Yemen. It was from this base that the American-born operative Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in 2011.
  • If You Hated 'Assault Weapons,' You'll Hate 'Assault Magazines' Even More

    02/08/2013 8:32:09 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    Reason ^ | 2-7-2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Today the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force unveiled a "comprehensive set of policy principles designed to reduce gun violence while respecting the 2nd Amendment Rights of law-abiding Americans." What is the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force? A bunch of Democrats appointed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and led by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) with the assistance of 11 (!) "vice chairs." Their mission: to "reduce and prevent gun violence while also protecting the rights of law-abiding individuals without a history of dangerous mental illness to own legitimate firearms for legitimate purposes." Are the 12 chairs of...
  • WE ARE ALL CALIFORNIANS NOW!

    02/08/2013 8:30:53 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Ammoland staff
    United States --(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, California politicians held a press conference to introduce the most draconian gun control civilian disarmament bill seen to date in this country. Seeking to exploit the tragedy of Newtown to achieve a political end, lawmakers introduced a bill that is completely filled with unconstitutional and extreme measures aimed at nothing other than the disarmament of law abiding Americans. The list includes placing extreme financial burdens on gun owners by requiring them to pay what are essentially “poll taxes” on firearms and ammunition purchases as well as requiring liability insurance, annual certifications, and licensing of gun ownership....
  • Are Sandyhook disbelievers barred from FR ?

    02/08/2013 8:28:52 AM PST · by knarf · 142 replies
    various and youtube ^ | February 8, 2013 | knarf, various youtube
    I looked and saw no crazy threads disbelieving Sandyhook
  • Will President Obama Sit Down With Me To Discuss the FairTax?

    02/08/2013 8:17:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    When someone says “First Amendment” you immediately think about your right to free speech, or perhaps freedom of religion. The First Amendment actually goes beyond that. For those of you who attended government schools, it’s time for a refresher. Here’s the actual wording: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Most people have a handle on the free speech, freedom of religion...
  • Eric Holder: Obama Decides Who's 'Entitled' to Second Amendment Rights

    02/08/2013 8:08:15 AM PST · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/8 | breitbart
    video at link
  • Findus Beef Lasagne Meals 100% Horsemeat

    02/08/2013 8:08:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    http://news.sky.com ^ | 2-8-13 | Staff
    Tests on Findus beef lasagne have revealed that some of the ready meals were made entirely from horsemeat. Findus analysed 18 of its beef lasagne products and found 11 meals contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said. There is no evidence to suggest the horsemeat found in the Findus beef lasagne is a food safety risk, the FSA said. However, the agency has ordered urgent tests on the lasagne for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone. Meat from animals treated with "bute" is not allowed to enter the food chain in Britain as it may pose a...
  • Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa): Donate to me to stop Karl Rove

    02/08/2013 8:07:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 02/08/2013 | James Hohmann
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says Karl Rove and American Crossroads are out to get him and his supporters should pony up to stop them. Keying off a quote from Crossroads President Steven Law in Sunday’s New York Times, the likely Iowa Senate candidate sent an email to supporters Thursday seeking cash for a potential campaign. “I have not made a decision on this matter, but already Karl Rove and his army have launched a crusade against me,” King writes. Polls show that King would enter the race as the clear frontrunner in the GOP primary, but that he would trail...
  • The Voter Fraud That ‘Never Happens’ Keeps Coming Back

    02/08/2013 8:02:36 AM PST · by Puppage · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/8/2013 | John Fund
    Critics of photo ID and other laws cracking down on voter fraud claim they’re unnecessary because fraud is nonexistent. Brennan Center attorneys Michael Waldman and Justin Levitt claimed last year: “A person casting two votes risks jail time and a fine for minimal gain. Proven voter fraud, statistically, happens about as often as death by lightning strike.” Well, lightning is suddenly all over Cincinnati, Ohio. The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud that occurred when Ohio was a focal point of the 2012 presidential election. A total of 19 voters and nine...
  • Aviation experts say new Iranian stealth jet is a pathetic hoax that can’t even fly

    02/08/2013 7:59:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2013 | Andy Soltis
    From the loony regime that just figured how to shoot a monkey into space: Iran now claims it has its own homemade, radar-beating stealth fighter jet. But aviation and defense experts say the tiny one-seater looks like a toy and might not even be able to fly — calling it a “laughable fake.” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the Qaher F313 at a Tehran hangar last week and called it “one of the most advanced” aircraft in the world. But the experts said it was too small for a human pilot — and the controls and wiring looked too...
  • Voter Fraud That 'Never Happens' Keeps Coming Back

    02/08/2013 7:59:03 AM PST · by dinoparty · 13 replies
    Critics of photo ID and other laws cracking down on voter fraud claim they’re unnecessary because fraud is nonexistent. Brennan Center attorneys Michael Waldman and Justin Levitt claimed last year: “A person casting two votes risks jail time and a fine for minimal gain. Proven voter fraud, statistically, happens about as often as death by lightning strike.” Well, lightning is suddenly all over Cincinnati, Ohio. The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud that occurred when Ohio was a focal point of the 2012 presidential election. A total of 19 voters and nine...
  • DoJ lawsuit against S&P even sillier than first thought (Banks got duped on their own offerings?)

    02/08/2013 7:56:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    I wrote Tuesday about the hypocrisy and perhaps vindictiveness of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against ratings agency Standard & Poor’s for rating toxic mortgage-backed securities and their derivatives highly before the housing bubble popped. Apparently I wasn’t tough enough on … the DoJ. Bloomberg’s Jonathan Weil explains why the lawsuit isn’t just ill-considered, but downright silly: Oh, the poor suckers at Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., fooled about the stench of their own garbage by those sneaky credit raters at Standard & Poor’s.The U.S. Justice Department made some peculiar allegations in its lawsuit this week against S&P...
  • Confirmed: The Payroll-tax holiday was a big nothingburger (Gimmicky stimulus effort did nothing)

    02/08/2013 7:42:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    This should be a lesson to politicians and economists about the nature of gimmicky “stimulus” efforts …. but probably won’t be. In the pressure cooker of the tax fight over the holidays, most people forgot about the payroll-tax holiday — the reduction by two percentage points of FICA withholding for Social Security. Its backers claimed that putting $20 a week in the hands of earners would boost spending and the economy, which turned out to be entirely false. They then claimed that the expiration of this temporary stimulus would tank the economy through reduced spending.And that also turns out to...
  • Rove Aide Mocks Conservatives

    02/08/2013 7:38:57 AM PST · by bigbob · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2-7-13 | Tony Lee
    fter smearing movement conservative icon Brent Bozell as a "hater" who has a "sordid history of hating Karl Rove," Jonathan Collegio of American Crossroads mocked a group of prominent conservatives who wrote a letter to Crossroads GPS President Steven Law demanding Collegio be fired. “I’ve been trying to get my friends to sign it, because it’ll make for a funnier story once I get it framed,” Collegio said, in response to the letter to the Washington Examiner. “It would be flattering, if it weren’t so absurd.” In an interview with Breitbart News editor Larry O'Connor on WMAL's "Mornings on the...
  • Corrupting We Will Go

    02/08/2013 7:36:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey is having a bad month. He recently wrote a check to a large donor for nearly $60,000 reimbursing him for the generous gift of trips on a private jet. The paperwork had "fallen through the cracks," an aide explained. Under investigation by the FBI regarding allegations that he engaged underage prostitutes during visits to the Dominican Republic (the destination of those jet trips), the senator was also recently embarrassed when it emerged that an 18-year-old intern on his staff who was helping with immigration issues was 1) an illegal alien and 2) a...
  • Tzedakah Inc. Creates Facebook Group To Select Effective Jewish Charities

    02/08/2013 7:36:16 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 7, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Tzedakah Inc. Creates Facebook Group To Help Select Effective Jewish CharitiesBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- February 6, 2013 ….. Tzedakah is a Hebrew word literally meaning righteousness. But the Jewish community commonly uses the word Tzedakah today to mean charity. And there are many Jewish charities out there. From UJA, AMIT, AIPAC, Magen David Adom and the ADL to Hadassah, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, HIAS, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and the The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The list of Jewish charities transcents into the hundreds. So how can one determine which is the...
  • Is a Franken-Bachmann showdown on the horizon?

    02/08/2013 7:35:31 AM PST · by SueRae · 19 replies
    real clear politics ^ | 2/8/2013 | Scott Conroy
    Politically, 2012 was not exactly a banner year for Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. In January, the Tea Party-backed Republican finished a distant sixth in the Iowa presidential caucuses, garnering just 1,223 more votes than she did in winning the Ames Straw Poll less than five months earlier. Bachmann ended her White House bid the next day and set to work on winning a fourth term in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. For that effort, she netted a massive, small-donor-fueled $14.4 million, breaking the House race fundraising record that she had previously set in 2010. Though widely expected to win comfortably in...
  • 'Betrayed': Male rape victims slam Oscar-nominated filmmakers over focus on women

    02/08/2013 7:28:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | Bill Briggs
    Two male rape survivors who appear in "The Invisible War," an Oscar-nominated documentary about military sexual assaults, are criticizing the movie's brief focus on male victims as an ironic snub — and, in a fiery diatribe, one of the film's characters says the director "should be ashamed and embarrassed."