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  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Friday, February-8-2013

    02/08/2013 2:27:22 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 49 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Deputies: Dad tattoos "Daddy's Girl" on 14-year-old daughter (SC)

    02/08/2013 2:23:33 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 65 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | February 8, 2013
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) —A Richland County man is accused of tattooing "Daddy's Girl" on his daughter, according to Deputies arrested 39-year-old Victor Shane Scroggins Thursday morning. He is charged with tattoo of a minor, unlawful neglect of a child and not having a required certificate. After turning himself in Thursday morning, Scroggins was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Scroggins is accused of tattooing "Daddy's Girl" and a Browning logo in his 14-year-old daughter's wrist at their home in October.
  • Florida judge OKs 3-parent family: two lesbians and a homosexual man

    02/08/2013 2:23:21 PM PST · by NYer · 100 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 7, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    MIAMI, February 8, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - In what could become a landmark decision, a Florida judge has ruled that a 23-month-old girl can have three people listed on her birth certificate as her parents. Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Antonio Marin approved a settlement between a lesbian couple, Maria Italiano and Cher Filippazzo, who were legally "married" in Connecticut, and Massimiliano Gerina, a homosexual who donated sperm for Italiano to become pregnant. Under Florida law, a sperm donor for artificial insemination has no paternity rights. However, Gerina claimed that in the verbal agreement he entered into with the lesbian couple...
  • US Navy unable to refuel carrier due to budget cuts

    02/08/2013 2:19:46 PM PST · by Saint X · 57 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 2/8/13 | Sam LaGrone
    The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.
  • In a Commercial, a Tacit Acceptance of Islam in America

    02/08/2013 2:14:00 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
    On a Sunday afternoon several months ago, I was engaged in one of my favorite religious rituals, watching pro football on television. During a break in the game, I reflexively clicked the “mute” button on the remote control. But my eyes stayed fixed on a startling commercial. The screen showed a balding man with tawny skin and a salt-and-pepper goatee, and seconds later it spelled out his name: Mujahid Abdul-Rashid. The advertisement went on to show him fishing, playing in a yard with two toddlers, and sitting down to a family meal. One week later, again during an N.F.L. game,...
  • NFL greats appear in PSA favoring gun law reforms

    02/08/2013 2:02:40 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 78 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Feb. 08, 2013 | AP
    NEW YORK — NFL greats Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk are appearing in a public service announcement in favor of gun law reforms. The spot released Friday is paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was founded by New York City's Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino. A solemn Smith speaks into the camera: "For the children of Sandy Hook Elementary." ...
  • Los Angeles Police Caught in Two Officer Involved Shootings Injuring 2 Women Delivering Newspapers

    02/08/2013 1:53:13 PM PST · by Sopater · 48 replies
    The Guardian Express ^ | February 7, 2013
    It doesn’t get any messier as Los Angeles police officers, involved in a statewide manhunt for an ex-LAPD colleague, came across vehicles matching the one sought by authorities in massive manhunt at two separate locations. The first location in Torrance involved Los Angeles police detectives from the Hollywood division, who got caught up in an officer involved shooting, which resulted in gunfire injuring two women that had been delivering newspapers. They have since been transported to an area hospital. The incident took place at approximately 5:20 a.m. in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue according to sources. The extent of...
  • Revealed: How nine-year-old Mexican girl who gave birth could really be aged FIFTEEN or older

    02/08/2013 1:50:25 PM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    The nine-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby in Mexico is almost certainly far older - and could be 15 or more, it can be revealed today. Multiple sources told MailOnline that it was 'highly likely' that Dafne was not the age her mother claimed she was when she went into hospital with her daughter in labour. Dubious: Authorities will want to know why the girl's mother, who has been accused of being a prostitute, has possibly lied about her daughter's real age In a press conference last night Antonio Munoz Serrano, the health commissioner for the state of...
  • Las Vegas gun dealer said murder suspect Dorner was a customer, but did not buy firearms ...

    02/08/2013 1:49:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    http://www.dailybulletin.com ^ | Posted: 02/08/2013 01:13:14 PM PST | Andrew Edwards
    The manager of the Las Vegas gun store that murder suspect and fired Los Angeles Police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner criticized in his manifesto said Dorner was a customer, but never purchased any firearms there. Tony Melendez, manager of Lock N Load said all customers' purchases are confidential, but the store never sold a gun to Dorner because he was a California resident. "He never purchased any firearms in the store," Melendez said. A California resident would not be able to legally purchase a firearm in Nevada or another state without having the weapon transferred to a federally-licensed gun dealer...
  • Activists push path to citizenship, nothing less

    02/08/2013 1:24:56 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 8, 2013 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration activists on Friday rejected the idea of granting legal status short of citizenship to illegal immigrants in emerging legislation. The activists said that only citizenship would be acceptable for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants and that the compromise idea floated by some House Republicans, offering legalization but not citizenship, won't work. Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, said allowing illegal immigrants to legalize their status without the prospect of citizenship would "create an institutionalized group of second-class non-citizens." "When we've said to a whole group of people, 'You're good enough to work here but...
  • Ezra Levant & Pamela Geller: The Boston Globe leads the jihad against Robert Spencer

    02/08/2013 1:16:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/7/13 | SunNews
    Things have certainly changed at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. From the renowned Catholic writer G. K. Chesterton getting a hearty laugh in the video above by saying, "I may not be much of a crusader, but at least I am not a Mohammedan," to the execrable, supremely arrogant Islamic supremacist pseudo-academic Caner K. Dagli, it is a steep descent indeed. (Thanks to Michael Coren for sending me the Chesterton video.) However, we are keeping the pressure on for the truth in Worcester. The Bishop of Worcester, Robert McManus, canceled my appearance at a Catholic Men's Conference in Worcester...
  • Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no

    02/08/2013 1:09:21 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-8-2013 | Paul Bedard
    February 8, 2013 Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no Paul Bedard The war of words between conservatives and former Bush advisor Karl Rove has gone nuclear, this time over Rove's claim that he worked for Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign and on a Reagan advisory board. The bottom line: While Rove told The O'Reilly Factor Thursday that he worked for the Gipper, Reagan's acclaimed biographer Craig Shirley says there's no evidence to back Rove up. Worse: In an email Shirley is sending to conservative leaders, he reveals that Rove backed former President Ford in...
  • Mass bans vehicles at 4:00 p.m.; offenders face fine up to,$500, 1 year in jail

    02/08/2013 12:55:43 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 92 replies
    The Eagle Tribune ^ | 2-8-13 | Staff
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency for blizzard that could bring near 3 feet of snow. Patrick signed an executive order banning all vehicles from roadways starting at 4 p.m. today. Ban applies to all roadways, including highways and secondary roads. Any one caught driving after 4 p.m. faces up to one year in jail and $500 fine.
  • Mental Health Organizations: Political Slaves of the Homosexual Movement

    02/08/2013 12:34:40 PM PST · by fwdude · 18 replies
    rethinkingtheology ^ | January 19, 2013 | James R. Aist
    ”It was never a medical decision — and that’s why I think the action came so fast… It was a political move.” “That’s how far we’ve come in ten years. Now we even have the American Psychiatric Association running scared.” — Barbara Gittings, Pro-homosexual Activist Introduction Homosexuality advocates like to appeal to position statements published by American mental health organizations to fortify their bogus claims concerning homosexuality issues. One would expect such professional groups to be a reliable source of unbiased information on such matters and that their official positions would be based on the most up-to-date and scientifically sound...
  • In Hacked Emails, Bushes Prepare for George's Death (And self-portrait of W showering)

    02/08/2013 12:24:08 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/08/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – A hacker has breached the personal email accounts of several Bush family members and friends, and discovered that the family was actively preparing for George HW Bush's death during his recent hospital stay. In material given to the Smoking Gun, the former president's chief of staff sent Bush's children a message saying, "Your dad's funeral team is having an emergency meeting at 10am," adding that this info "fell under the broadening category of things NOT TO TELL YOUR MOTHER." George W. Bush also said he was "thinking about [a] eulogy" in a Dec. 26 email. "Hopefully I'm jumping...
  • For Sale: Original Iwo Jima Monument

    02/08/2013 12:17:04 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    AP/Newser ^ | 02/08/2013
    (AP) – A long-forgotten piece of America's military history is going up for sale. The original smaller statue of the iconic raising of the US flag at Iwo Jima in 1945 is expected to fetch up to $1.8 million later this month at a New York auction dedicated to World War II artifacts. That such a statue even exists is news to all but the most ardent history buffs. Most Americans are familiar with Felix de Weldon's 1954 bronze version, the 32-foot-tall Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. Less well-known is the 12-and-1/2-foot-tall statue created soon after the...
  • Karl Rove’s idea of electability: GOP elites keep getting it wrong

    02/08/2013 12:15:48 PM PST · by Moseley · 82 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | February 8, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Republican insiders want to force Republican voters to choose more “electable” nominees than examples like Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, so Karl Rove launched the American Crossroads super PAC to counteract the tea party. Undeniably, better candidates are better and worse candidates are worse. Unfortunately, that meaningless platitude illustrates the problem. GOP elites have no idea who is going to win an election, and there are several reasons I say that. First, the establishment wants fiscal conservatives who downplay social issues. But drunken sailors are more restrained with money than establishment Republicans, the tea party complains. The trouble...
  • Women shot during LAPD ex-cop manhunt had no warning, lawyer says

    02/08/2013 12:15:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 154 replies
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com ^ | 02-08-13 | By Tracy Connor
    A mother and daughter who were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police hunting for rampage suspect Christopher Dorner had no warning before bullets started whizzing through their newspaper-delivery truck, their lawyer said Friday. “No command, no instruction, no warning. They just opened fire on them,” said Glen Jonas, who is representing Emma Hernandez, 71, and Margie Carranza, 47, in possible legal action against the LAPD. “They had no idea what was going on. They’re huddling, covering up and praying and hoping they’re not going to die.” Both women survived. Hernandez, shot in the back, was in good condition Friday. Her...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary Clinton ‘Easily The Most Popular Actor On The American Political Stage’

    02/08/2013 12:12:01 PM PST · by MissesBush · 23 replies
    CBS/Qunnipiac ^ | 02/08/13
    A new poll reveals that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most popular national figure among American voters. The Quinnipiac University national poll released Friday shows that Clinton enjoys a 61 percent favorability rating, 10 points higher than President Barack Obama. “Hillary Clinton ends her term as Secretary of State and the bruising inquiry into the Benghazi murders as easily the most popular actor on the American political stage today,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a press release. Obama’s job approval rating tumbled to 46 percent compared to 53 percent...
  • Guard shot boy, 15, at FDA office in Bothell [WA]

    02/08/2013 12:10:14 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    http://www.seattlepi.com ^ | 02--08-13 | By KOMO-TV
    BOTHEL -- A security guard shot a 15-year-old boy at a Food and Drug Administration regional facility in Bothell early Friday, according to police. Bothell Police Captain Denise Langford said it was not immediately clear why the guard fired at the boy at about 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the FDA's Pacific Regional Laboratory Northwest. The teenager got into a car after he was hit by gunfire and crashed into another vehicle about a mile away on the Bothell-Everett Highway, said Sgt. Cedric Collins of the Bothell police. He was taken to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland with non-life-threatening...
  • South Korea Talks Of A Pre-Emptive Strike On North Korea's Nukes

    02/08/2013 12:03:59 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-8-2013 | Adam Taylor
    South Korea Talks Of A Pre-Emptive Strike On North Korea's Nukes Adam TaylorFebruary 8, 2013, 12:19 PMThe tension is rising in Asia, with worrying signs that conflict could break out at any point. In the Koreas, fallout over a prospective North Korean nuclear test has South Korean troops on the border receiving orders to return fire immediately against DPRK forces. In South Korean press, there's worrying, though non-conclusive, talk of a "pre-emptive" strike. According to the Hankyoreh, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Jung Seung-jo was called to report to the National Assembly's Defense Committee on February 6 over...
  • Two Chilling Developments Suggest Asia May Be One Step Away From War

    02/08/2013 11:59:35 AM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-8-2013 | Robert Johnson
    Two Chilling Developments Suggest Asia May Be One Step Away From War Robert JohnsonFebruary 8, 2013, 9:38 AM China and Japan, along with North and South Korean troops at the DMZ, appear one step away from armed combat and tensions don't look likely to ease any time soon. New developments within both regions illustrate how close to open combat the four countries are, and how quickly one incident could expand to war among very powerful nations. Tokyo reported two January events where Chinese naval vessels targeted its East China Sea forces with fire-control radar. This specific type of radar is...
  • S.O.S. John Kerry speaking after his meeting with Foreign Affairs minister of Canada

    02/08/2013 11:53:40 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 46 replies
    C-Span Live ^ | 02/08/13 | C-Span
    Will be speaking about Keystone XL pipeline.
  • ‘Never Felt So Safe’: Second Amendment Rallies Draw Gun-Toting Citizens to State Capitols [Photos]

    02/08/2013 11:46:39 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 8, 2013 | Staff
    I apologize for any omissions of the article as it appears on this page. The particular content of the Twitchy web site does not lend itself well when being copied and pasted. I would recommend going to the site to view the content posted here and much more. ` Richard Thompson @RichardKIRO If ya see lots of people carrying guns at state capitol today - that would be a gun rights rally between 10am-2pm. 4:49 PM - 08 Feb 13 Citizens around the country are gathering at state capitols today to rally in support of the Second Amendment and exercise...
  • California's state Senate Democrats roll out big gun control package (Considering to Confiscate)

    02/08/2013 11:45:22 AM PST · by Red Steel · 152 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Updated: 02/08/2013 10:47:40 AM PST | Josh Richman
    All semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines would be banned, all guns would be registered and no ammunition could be bought without a special permit in California under a sweeping list of bills rolled out Thursday by state Senate Democrats. The 10-bill package constitutes the single largest gun control push in decades in the Golden State, which already boasts some of the nation's strictest gun laws. It joins equally controversial proposals from Assembly Democrats that would regulate and tax ammunition sales and consider taking the state's 166,000 registered assault weapons from their owners. This first unified California plan comes less than...
  • LePage vows to protect Second Amendment

    02/08/2013 11:41:17 AM PST · by maine yankee · 3 replies
    Bangor daily news ^ | 02/08/13 | Christopher Cousins
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s remarks to a rally Friday against gun-control legislation under consideration in Congress lasted only a few seconds, but his message was crystal clear.
  • Juan Williams: Where's the outrage over Obama's drone policy?

    02/08/2013 11:30:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2013 | Juan Williams
    Imagine if President George W. Bush or senior members of his administration asserted that they had the power to assassinate any person, including American citizens on American soil, because they merely suspected them of being involved in a terrorist plot. Now, imagine that they went a step further and claimed that this broad new power was not subject to any oversight by Congress or the judiciary or international law. A lot of left-wingers would be apoplectic. And they would be right. Sadly, a Democratic president, Barack Obama, and senior national security officials in his administration appear to be wielding just...
  • NPR Affiliate: Thoughtful Union Trying to ‘Protect’ its Members From Right to Work

    02/08/2013 11:28:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    National Public Radio is so biased isn’t not even funny anymore. Consider the spin on this story by WDET, the Detroit-area affiliate of NPR: Wayne State Univesrity’s [sic] faculty union is hoping to protect its members from the impact of Michigan’s right-to-work law, which takes effect in the spring. The union wants the university to lock dues into its next contract for 10 years, to shield members from the law banning mandatory membership and fees as a condition of employment. Gee, how thoughtful. The union is trying to “protect” its members from making a choice. And the union is going...
  • Day Two of Brennan's hearing

    02/08/2013 11:25:31 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 6 replies
    Day Two. Asking about targeted killings.
  • Greeks squabble for free food handouts

    02/08/2013 11:23:51 AM PST · by matt1234 · 29 replies
    maltastar.com ^ | 08 Feb 2013
    When a group of farmers handed out free fruit and veg in front of the Ministry of Agriculture in Athens Wednesday, they couldn't have predicted the ensuing chaos. In just two hours hoardes of hungry Greeks scrabbled to get their share of 50 tons of hand-outs, which led to skirmishes in the streets and comparisons with Nazi occupied Greece in the World War II. Families and the unemployed queued up to catch rations given out from vans. "Look", an old man gestured on local TV, "they're pulling supplies out of the trucks. It's like war time." "My pension is worth...
  • How Government Handouts Create Life-Sapping Dependency

    02/08/2013 11:15:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feberuary 8, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Remember Julia, the mythical moocher created by the Obama campaign to show the joys of government dependency? As illustrated by this Ramirez cartoon, Julia symbolizes the entitlement mentality. Unfortunately, there are many real-life Julias.I wrote a couple of years ago about Olga, a Greek woman who petulantly believed that government was responsible for her empty life.But we don’t know any details about Olga other than her desire to mooch, so the best real-world examples of Julia may be from England. We have Natalija, a Lithuanian immigrant who has quickly learned bad habits of dependency, and Danny and Gina, two native-born...
  • Obama Administration Shuts Down 100 Year Old Oyster Farm This Week

    02/08/2013 11:00:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | feb. 8, 2012 | jim hoft
    The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has been in business for 100 years. Then came Barack Obama. In November, the Obama Administration shut down the oyster farm. They said it was for environmental reasons.
  • India rejects Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's suggestion to allow mission to Kashmir

    02/08/2013 11:00:07 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    The Press Trust of India (PTI) / Times of India ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Strongly rejecting the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's suggestion of allowing an OIC fact- finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the human rights situation there, India said on Friday the grouping has no "locus standi" on such matters, and termed suggestions to this effect by Pakistan foreign minister as "propagandist". "The OIC has no locus standi on matters concerning the internal affairs of India or the recent incidents on the LoC. We have already clarified that United Nations MIlitary Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has no relevance in regard to the latter, either." "The propagandist...
  • Growing 'Output Gap' Suggests More Hard Times Ahead

    02/08/2013 10:56:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a gloomy report this week about the government's debt and the ailing economy. And it's worse than the Obama administration has led us to believe. The first graph in the CBO's "Budget and Economic Outlook" tells us what most economists already knew, but that the White House refuses to acknowledge: "Economic growth will remain slow this year ..." By "slow," Congress' nonpartisan forecasting agency means the economy will grow by "just 1.4 percent," which means it's barely moving, stuck in a paralytic trance where relatively few jobs are created and our country...
  • El Paso: FBI Stats Deem Border City Safest In The Country 3 Years In A Row

    02/08/2013 10:44:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://www.myfoxdc.com/ ^ | February 8, 2013 | FOX News
    EL PASO, Texas - This dusty desert city sits directly across the Mexican border from what has been widely labeled as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Ciudad Juarez. The bloody drug war has claimed an estimated 10,000 lives in Juarez in the last five years. Yet this week, for the third year in a row, El Paso was ranked as the safest U.S. city with a population greater that 500,000 by CQ Press, which compiled FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
  • Amazing Conservative Speech Upstages Obama At Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2013 10:32:46 AM PST · by caseyn · 68 replies
    Dr. Benjamin Carson, a black pediatric neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave this amazing speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast.
  • Emanuel Becomes Emotional As He Discusses Challenges Facing Chicago Youth

    02/08/2013 10:32:37 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | February 7, 2013 | CBS
    (CBS) – The death toll of young Chicagoans to urban violence appears to be taking a toll on the mayor. In the days since the murder of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton, Rahm Emanuel has twice been overcome with emotion. On Thursday, there were tears in his eyes as he talked about violence plaguing inner-city youth.
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton Most Popular National Political Figure

    02/08/2013 10:32:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 08, 2013
    A national opinion poll indicates that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more popular than President Barack Obama and any other national political figure. The Quinnipiac University survey released Friday said Clinton has a 61 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to President Obama's 51 percent favorability.
  • Crowd packs heat; Oak Harbor backs down

    02/08/2013 10:28:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Mynorthwest ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Chris Sullivan
    It's been three weeks since an Oak Harbor city councilmember started a national controversy by trying to kick out a wounded Army veteran who was legally carrying a weapon during a council meeting. Councilmember Rick Almberg then walked out. The council was met by 160 people Tuesday night, many who were packing heat. There were handguns in holsters and rifles slung over shoulders and an unknown number of people concealing their weapons as the Oak Harbor City Council met. Many attended the meeting to show support for veteran Lucas Yonkman who Councilmember Almberg tried to have kicked out of City...
  • Biden's Hollywood mental health meeting

    02/08/2013 10:22:24 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/8/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "VP Biden, Russell & Cooper agree on the importance of acceptance, understanding, and access to treatment for those with mental illness," Biden's office reported.
  • Report: White House set to cut nuclear arsenal by one-third

    02/08/2013 10:21:35 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/13 12:41 PM ET | Carlo Muńoz
    President Obama is poised to sign off on a new internal review of U.S. nuclear weapons strategy that would reduce the arsenal by one-third, resulting in billions in savings to the Pentagon and Energy Department. The recommended reductions were included in a draft version of a classified decision directive compiled by top defense and national security officials inside the White House, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity issued Friday. While the president has yet to officially approve the directive, including the recommended one-third cut to the nuclear arsenal, sources tell CPI Obama has voiced no objection...
  • That Pro-Gun "Sandy Hook Father" Isn't Actually a Sandy Hook Father

    02/08/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | February 7, 2013 | Mark Joseph Stern
    ... Stevens is not actually the father of a Sandy Hook student. Victoria is a fifth-grader at Reed Intermediate School, located about a mile or so from the elementary school that was the scene of the tragic mass shooting. In fairness to Stevens, the misinformation was not his doing. While his original remarks were a little ambigious—he said that his daughter "was in lockdown" during the shooting and that "her classmate’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day"—he's already gone out of his way to correct the error, emailing the Examiner to set the story straight: Thank you...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Eleventh Week in Office

    02/08/2013 10:07:55 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 2/8/2013 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Eleventh Week in Office2/7/2013Obama and IsraelSecret Hagel Donor?: White House Spox Ducks Question on 'Friends of Hamas'Saad Hariri: 'Friend' of Hamas, Supporter of HagelBenghazi-GateDereliction of Duty: Obama Did Nothing to Save American Lives in Benghazi--and Lied About ItPanetta can’t explain why Obama never called back during Benghazi attack (VIDEO) Panetta, Dempsey Did Not Talk to Clinton On Sept. 11, 2013 (video)The Benghazi Debacle - Obama MIA Night of Attack, No Help Sent Once Attack Underway Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chair: Obama Talked to Them Only Once on Night of Benghazi AttackPanetta says he personally told...
  • Suspected witch bound, tortured, burned alive in Papua New Guinea

    02/08/2013 9:56:47 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A mob stripped, bound, tortured then burned to death a woman accused of witchcraft in Papua New Guinea, as hundreds of witnesses — including children — watched and took photographs. The pictures were published on the front pages of the Oceania nation’s largest circulation newspapers, Associated Press reports.
  • The Voter Fraud That ‘Never Happens’ Keeps Coming Back

    02/08/2013 9:56:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/8/2013 | John Fund
    Critics of voter ID and other laws cracking down on voter fraud claim they’re unnecessary because fraud is nonexistent. For instance, 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...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Signs Plea Deal In Federal Probe

    02/08/2013 9:44:37 AM PST · by bigbob · 61 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 2-8-13 | Mary Ann Ahren
    It’s been nearly three months since Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, but now NBC News confirms that Jackson has signed papers in a plea deal within the past several days. Jackson’s case is being handled by the US Attorney’s office in Washington DC. While no public announcement is expected today, those with knowledge of the investigation believe the loose ends now deal with Jackson’s wife, former Alderman Sandi Jackson, and whether or not she is ultimately charged. Under the terms of the deal Jackson signed, he pleads guilty and his fate – as to jail time – would be...
  • The Turret Gunner Was a She

    02/08/2013 9:37:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Martin Dempsey, the Army general who's now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was a division commander when he got to Baghdad in 2003 and climbed into a Humvee for his first trip off base. "I asked the driver ... who he was (and) where he was from," the general remembers, "and I slapped the turret gunner around the leg and I said, 'Who are you?' And she leaned down and said, 'I'm Amanda.' "And I said, 'Ah, OK.' So female turret gunner protecting division commander." One of the things that makes a good commander is the speed...
  • Chicago scandal leads to shake-up at red-light camera firm

    02/08/2013 9:36:20 AM PST · by relictele · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | David Kidwell
    The chairman of the Australian company behind Chicago's red-light program resigned this week and trading in the company's stock was suspended amid an intensifying investigation into allegations of corruption in its Chicago contract. Redflex Holdings Ltd. announced the extraordinary actions just days after board members were briefed by an outside legal team hired to examine ties between the company's U.S. subsidiary and the city official who oversaw its contract, a relationship first disclosed in October by the Tribune. In a brief statement Thursday to the newspaper, the company also revealed for the first time that it is sharing information with...
  • Byron York: GOP aims to ease bloodshed in 2016 primary debates

    02/08/2013 9:28:48 AM PST · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    Pottstown Mercury ^ | 2/7/13 | Byron York
    “While we were playing footsie debating each other 22 times, they were spending $100 million on technology,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said recently, referring to his party’s rigorous debate schedule in the 2012 GOP presidential primary season. The last campaign, many Republican insiders said during a recent RNC meeting, had too many debates, the result of which was a GOP arguing with itself while Democrats prepared the way for Barack Obama’s victory. There’s no doubt the Republican debates produced many damaging moments for the party. There was Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet offer, which helped cement his image as...
  • Forbidden Advice for Plain Jane in Combat

    02/08/2013 9:24:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Suizanne Fields
    American women have been cleared for combat, but the generals at the Pentagon only think they are the very model of the modern major general. Women have been locked in combat since Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Men and women have been fighting the unending war between the sexes since, giving no quarter, but happily taking each other prisoner. It's a war nobody can win, as Henry Kissinger observed, because there's too much fraternizing with the enemy. But when a helpful Amazonian warrior tries to shorten the odds for her side, someone invariably makes...