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  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 12, 2013

    02/12/2013 8:29:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Fire-disabled cruise ship on its way to Mobile

    02/12/2013 8:26:15 AM PST · by cll · 51 replies
    CruiseCritic.com ^ | 02/12/2013
    (10:15 a.m. EST) – Carnival Triumph is on the move again, under the power of two tugboats, and is expected to arrive in Mobile on Thursday afternoon, according to a new update from Carnival Cruise Lines. All passengers will then be flown to Houston. Limited onboard systems remain functional, though the sewage system did go down again last night for a short period. Technicians were able to gets "some of them [toilets] back on line this morning," Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said. Passengers "are doing well under the circumstances," and the ship's entertainment staff has planned various activities to try...
  • Menendez Visited Donor's Dominican Resort Home in 2006 (did not disclose)

    02/12/2013 8:23:37 AM PST · by Liz · 14 replies
    DAILY CALLER (posted on Fox News) ^ | 2/12/13 | David Martosko, Executive Editor, The Daily Caller
    Embattled New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez visited the swanky Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic in August 2006 and stayed at Dr. Salomon Melgen's posh villa, according to an interview Menendez gave (in Spanish) with the Dominican daily Listin Diario. The news report Aug. 22, 2006 included a photo of Menendez, with the caption: “Bob Menéndez, the senator from New Jersey, gave an interview to Listin Diario at the residence of the Dominican doctor Salomón Melgen, at Casa de Campo, La Romana.” Menendez has only acknowledged visiting Melgen’s villa on three occasions, all in 2010. He paid Melgen...
  • 5 Things Americans Shouldn't Take for Granted

    02/12/2013 8:17:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | John Hawkins
    "Those among us who are constantly rhapsodizing about 'change' in vague and general terms seem to have no fear that a blank check for change can be a huge risk in a world where so many other countries that are different are also far worse off." -- Thomas Sowell The reason people who are knowledgeable about our nation’s history are so concerned with following the Constitution, sticking to traditions, and safeguarding our rights is that our country's success is not the rule. For all the bitter railing you hear against "1%ers," if you're living in modern day America, you are...
  • GSL is on Chicago Police Chief’s radar, and under his skin…

    02/12/2013 8:06:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 12 February, 2013 | GSL
    We’re pleased to say that we are on Chicago Police SuperNintendo Garry McCarthy’s radar. In fact, we’re under his skin too. He whined at a news conference yesterday for media to quit “adopting the rhetoric of the gun advocates” in writing that Chicago has strict gun laws. His Orwellian comment was about as laughable as his tenure as Chicago’s Police Chief. The Washington Times picked up the story. Police superintendent: ‘Chicago does not have strict gun laws’ Chicago (Washington Times) - Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy implored the press Monday to stop characterizing the city as being strict on guns....
  • Obama’s Hypocritic Oath [VDH]

    02/12/2013 8:04:19 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/12/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Barack Obama has a habit of identifying a supposed crisis in collective morality, damning the straw men “them” who engage in such ethical lapses, soaring with rhetorical bromides — and then, to national quiet, doing more or less the exact things he once swore were ruining the country. Washington will always be a city of hypocrisies, as one would expect when astronomical amounts of money and political power collide. What is striking about the recent disclosures about Obama’s tenure is not that his embarrassments are all that different from embarrassments of other administrations, but that they are at odds entirely...
  • Report: Miami-Dade officer stabbed in Texas

    02/12/2013 8:03:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | February 12, 2013
    <p>A Miami-Dade police officer was stabbed in the back and in the chest outside Dallas, Texas while transporting a prisoner back to Las Vegas, Dallas television station CBS 11 is reporting.</p> <p>A manhunt for the escaped prisoner is taking place.</p>
  • Bill to allow NoVa counties to impose one percent income tax without public vote passes Va. Senate

    02/12/2013 8:01:01 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 21 replies
    By Tom Jackman Hey Northern Virginians! How would you like to pay another one percent of your income directly to your county or city, in addition to the federal and state income tax you already pay? This new income tax would be used strictly to remedy our wide and varied transportation problems. Sound good? Virginia state Sen. Walter A. Stosch (R-Henrico) wants to give Northern Va. counties and cities the ability to impose a one percent income tax to fund transportation. The counties say they don’t want it. (Robert A. Reeder - For The Washington Post) Before you answer, know...
  • Why Rand Paul is Marco Rubio's Biggest Political Threat

    02/12/2013 7:56:48 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 49 replies
    National Journal ^ | Michael Catalini
    David Adams, a Kentucky tea-party activist and former campaign manager for Sen. Rand Paul, remembers a conference call from the 2010 Senate race when the conversation turned to talk of their favorite presidents. Some said George Washington, others Abraham Lincoln. Adams's pick? "Rand Paul in 2016," he recalled. Three years later, Paul is acting like he’s already preparing a future presidential campaign, courting activists from early-primary states, smoothing out his positions on foreign policy, and delivering a high-profile national address, competing against a potential future GOP rival, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Last week the Kentucky Republican spoke at the...
  • N.H. police spurn man’s bid to buy, destroy guns

    02/12/2013 7:51:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 11 February, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    A New Hampshire police group that plans to raffle 31 guns in May received this offer from an alarmed critic of the giveaway: He would raise $30,000, buy all the guns, and bring them to his local police station to be destroyed. Another critic floated an idea to have the guns melted, turned into jewelry, and sold to help victims of gun violence. But the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police plans to proceed with the raffle, citing fears of a lawsuit from disgruntled ticket-buyers.
  • U.S. Senate Gun Violence Hearing (12-Feb-2013) - Live Feed

    02/12/2013 7:44:39 AM PST · by SecondAmendment · 28 replies
    U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee ^ | 12-Feb-2013 | wwwjames
    Watch the "Gun Grabbers" lie about the second amendment here: SH-216 Live Feed Hearing, 12-Feb-2013
  • Police investigate assault, shooting in Highland apartment (Armed homeowner)

    02/12/2013 7:43:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    BND.com ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Donald
    Police investigate assault, shooting in Highland apartment (Armed homeowner) News-Democrat (BY ELIZABETH DONALD) Posted: 02/11/2013 5:12 PM An alleged intruder was hospitalized with gunshot wounds after apparently pushing into a home and assaulting two women. The 33-year-old man is accused of forcing his way into an apartment in the 2600 block of Eagle Way Drive at about 3:30 a.m. The apartment building was home to two sisters, Debi Keeney and Donna Carlyle. The man allegedly attacked the women while demanding money, and Keeney shot him with a small-caliber derringer-style revolver.
  • CNN anchor suggests meteor hurtling toward Earth could be a result of global warming

    02/12/2013 7:40:55 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 51 replies
    ukmail ^ | 2 12 13
    A CNN anchor has asked on live television whether a meteor hurtling past Earth might have been caused by global warming. Deborah Feyeric made the faux pas when she transitioned from a discussion about global warming and the blizzard that struck to east coast into a a segment about Asteroid 2012 DA14 - which is projected to pass just 17,200 miles from Earth on Friday. 'We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that’s falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid,' Feyerick says. 'What’s coming our way? Is this the effect...
  • Obama to Speak in Israel, but Not in Knesset

    02/12/2013 7:40:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 2/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Israel is finishing the preparations for United States President Barack Obama’s planned visit in March. Plans for Obama’s visit include a trip to Yad Vashem and to Rabin’s grave, and dinners with Netanyahu and Peres. Obama will apparently not speak in the Knesset. His staff has requested that the venue chosen for his speech be large enough for a crowd of 1,000 Israeli citizens, which the Knesset is not. Instead, Obama may speak at the Binyanei Hauma conference center in central Jerusalem. His trip will begin with an official state welcoming at the airport, complete with a red carpet and...
  • IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics

    02/12/2013 7:39:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/12/2013 | Maggie Hendricks
    IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics Maggie Hendricks In a shocking move, the International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling from its schedule for the 2020 Games. The unexpected decision was made via secret ballot during a Tuesday meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland where officials were discussing ways to "streamline" the Olympics. Though many assumed modern pentathlon would get the boot, the committee instead decided to eliminate wrestling, which has roots in the ancient Greece games and has been a part of every modern Olympics since they began in 1896. The vote was completed over several rounds and the final totals...
  • Australian General Gets Key US Army Post

    02/12/2013 7:38:22 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 54 replies
    ABC news ^ | FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii February 1, 2013
    Maj. Gen. Richard Burr salutes with his palm facing out, like he's shielding his eyes from the sun. He wears a wide-brimmed felt "slouch hat" with a brown and green camouflage uniform. The two-star general in the Australian Defence Force stands out amid the American soldiers donning berets and green and beige fatigues at the U.S. Army's headquarters for the Pacific. But he's responsible for directing their training and exercises as U.S. Army Pacific's deputy commander for operations. The Army is also making Burr their liaison to New Zealand, his homeland Australia and countries in Southeast Asia. Burr's appointment —...
  • VIDEO: 82-year-old man tackles suspect running from police

    02/12/2013 7:33:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Local News VIDEO: 82-year-old man tackles suspect running from police An 82-year-old former Puyallup High School football player got into a “cross-body block” to stop a suspect fleeing from police Friday afternoon in Longview, Wash. Terry Miracle was weeding his garden when he heard a lot of commotion coming his way. That’s when he spotted a 27-year-old man running from the police.
  • An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI

    02/12/2013 7:33:29 AM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Christianity.Com ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Russell Moore
    An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI Russell Moore With Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation this week, evangelical Christians might be tempted to see this the way a college football fan might view the departure of his rival team’s head coach. But the global stakes are much, much higher. As Pope Benedict steps down, I think it’s important for us to recognize the legacy of the last two bishops of Rome that we ought to honor and conserve: an emphasis on human dignity. As a Baptist Christian, I disagree with Rome on many things, of course, and some of those...
  • Obama Vastly Exaggerates The Impact of Sequester Cuts

    02/12/2013 7:30:03 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/11/2013 | IBD Staff
    Sequester: In his State of the Union speech, President Obama is sure to issue dire warnings about the automatic spending cuts resulting from the "sequester." But look closer, and the cuts are far less than meet the eye. As the March deadline for the sequester draws closer, Obama's rhetoric about the cuts it will impose grows more overheated. In his radio address over the weekend, he said they would be "a huge blow to middle-class families and our economy as a whole."
  • It’s time to control government’s guns

    02/12/2013 7:29:09 AM PST · by 4buttons · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/11/13 | Deroy Murdoch
    When financial questions arose regarding the Mountain Pure Water Company, Washington did not send a few staffers to inspect documents. Instead, last spring, some 50 armed Treasury agents breached Mountain Pure’s headquarters in Little Rock, Ark. They seized 82 boxes of records, herded employees into the cafeteria, snatched their cell phones, and refused to let them consult attorneys.
  • Will Rand Paul force Marco Rubio to toughen his response to Obama's address?

    02/12/2013 7:17:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 02/13/2013 | By Liz Marlantes
    Sen. Rand Paul will be delivering the 'tea party' response to Obama's state of the union address. He could overshadow the official Republican response, given by Sen. Marco Rubio. On ABC's "This Week," GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace revealed Sunday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R) of Florida – who will deliver the official Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address – has scrapped his original draft in favor of a more aggressive approach. According to Ms. Wallace, Senator Rubio's decision to rewrite his remarks was spurred by the tone of Mr. Obama's inaugural address, which many Republicans saw...
  • Dr. Ben Carson leaving Johns Hopkins surgery post

    02/12/2013 7:17:12 AM PST · by pgkdan · 79 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 02/12/13 | Thomas Lifson
    Be still, my heart. Dr Benjamin Carson is freeing up time and energy to pursue his passions in politics and education, retiring from surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Could world-renowned, up-from-the mean-streets of Detroit inspirational figure be the Man on a White Horse who could rescue America from the fiscal and social death spiral the progressives have foisted upon us? The Wall Street Journal said it first: "Ben Carson for President".
  • GOP Aide: Hagel Might Not Have Enough Republican Votes to Beat Filibuster

    02/12/2013 7:15:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    The Senate Armed Services Committee will vote Tuesday on Chuck Hagel’s nomination for secretary of defense, committee chairman Carl Levin (D., Mich.) announced today. Reports suggest Levin has grown tired of requests for details about the various groups Hagel spoken for and received compensation from, as well as GOP threats to filibuster the nomination until more information is disclosed about the September 11 attacks in Benghazi and the administration’s response. One Republican aide said Levin’s decision to rush through a committee vote was an effort to “snuff the momentum” building in opposition to the Hagel’s nomination. Levin had originally scheduled...
  • Cokie And Scarborough Not Sure Reagan Could Get Elected In GOP Today

    02/12/2013 7:11:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ronald Reagan: RINO? Cokie Roberts and Joe Scarborough have suggested the Gipper might be viewed that way by the modern-day Republican party, making him unelectable within GOP ranks. After Joe Scarborough said that it was Reagan who rounded up Republican support for the assault weapons ban in 1984, Roberts exclaimed "I'm not sure Reagan could get elected within the Republican party today." Scarborough concurred: "I don't know that he could." View the video here.
  • Why a Johns Hopkins Neurosurgeon Is Getting 2016 Presidential Buzz

    02/12/2013 7:10:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Journal ^ | 02/13/2013 | Elahe Izadi
    Pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks to an audience in Central Michigan University in October 2009. (Jeffrey Smith/Flickr) If conservatives are looking for a political outsider with an inspiring rags-to-riches story and who could effectively challenge President Obama’s policies on health care and taxes while also quoting Scripture and criticizing political correctness, look no further than Ben Carson.Carson, raised by a single mother in a poverty-stricken home, who went on to become a top Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, gave a nearly 30-minute speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week that indirectly criticized many of the policies promulgated by President Obama...
  • Hollywood screenwriter Alan Sharp dies aged 79

    02/12/2013 7:07:49 AM PST · by the scotsman · 3 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11th February 2013 | Mike Barnes
    'Alan Sharp, the Scottish screenwriter who penned the script for the 1995 film Rob Roy, which starred Liam Neeson as the legendary folk hero and outlaw from the Highlands, has died. He was 79. Sharp died Feb. 8 at his daughter’s home in Los Angeles after a long illness, CAA said Monday. Sharp also wrote the screenplays for such films as the languorous The Hired Hand (1971), starring and directed by Peter Fonda in his first outing after Easy Rider; Ulzana’s Raid (1972), a Western toplined by Burt Lancaster; Arthur Penn’s Night Moves (1975), starring Gene Hackman as a small-time...
  • Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd dies at 80

    02/12/2013 7:04:29 AM PST · by the scotsman · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th February 2013 | BBC News
    'Influential US jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, who performed alongside the likes of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock, has died aged 80. The musician was a leading hard-bop trumpeter - a jazz extension of bebop - in the mid-1950s. He later became known for his blend of soul, funk and jazz fusion. Byrd's influence has been more recently felt thanks to hip-hop artists such as Nas, Ludacris and A Tribe Called Quest who have all sampled his recordings.'
  • AT REDDIT:Reporting Defensive Gun Use. Getting the News Out That Guns Are Good, Save Lives.

    02/12/2013 7:03:11 AM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Reddit ^ | February 12, 2013 | Staff
    Full Title: A subreddit dedicated to cataloging incidents in the United States where legally-owned guns are used to deter or stop violent crime. Rules are few, but important: Posts should primarily be direct links to news articles describing the incident. Articles regarding defensive gun use statistics are also welcomed, as are stories of DGUs gone wrong, or incidents where the defensive gun user had no business pulling the trigger. Copy the headline from the article. Don't make stuff up or editorialize. Note the city/state if it's not part of the article's title, like this: (Birmingham, AL) Note the date of...
  • Dorner's truck found near associate's property, court records show

    02/12/2013 6:58:03 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Robert J. Lopez and Andrew Blankstein
    Christopher Dorner's burning truck was found near an associate's property in the San Bernardino Mountains last week, court records showed, suggesting that the fugitive former police officer may have received help evading authorities. ................. A criminal complaint filed in federal court raises the possibility that Dorner may have been assisted by "a known associate," identified only as "J.Y." The criminal complaint, filed late last week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, does not detail the exact relationship between J.Y. and Dorner, a former Navy Reserve lieutenant. But as part of a surveillance operation of the associate, investigators were watching...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Still Unnerves the Media

    02/12/2013 6:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2013 | Jack Cashill
    True to form, CNN, Reuters, and other media outlets used the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's retirement to dwell on ancient sex scandals, opposition to gay marriage, and a host of other things the media have never liked about a Pope who would not hew to whatever worldview the chattering classes embraced at the moment. "As a Catholic, I'm not buying this," tweeted hysterical chatterer, Piers Morgan, a "modern world" Catholic by his own lights. "Popes don't just quit because they're tired. What's going on here??" I am not sure I know either, but I am pleased to see the...
  • Barack Obama and the forgotten Emmett Till

    02/12/2013 6:52:21 AM PST · by John David Powell · 5 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | John David Powell
    No presidency is complete without a constitutional crisis, real or imagined. Political critics claimed George W. Bush committed a string of high crimes and misdemeanors, from the Iraq war, to torture, to illegal wiretaps. Bill Clinton’s impeachment was not over his horn dogging, but his mendacities regarding said activities. Ronald Reagan traded arms for hostages. Richard Nixon resigned over his involvement in the Watergate cover up when he forgot the president is not above the law. And, really, doesn’t every constitutional crisis start with a president believing the Constitution is a list of suggestions best left for others to follow?...
  • Father charged in murder of man who killed his 2 sons

    02/12/2013 6:51:08 AM PST · by Nickname · 47 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | Feb 11 2013 | n/a
    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - A Brazoria County grand jury has indicted a father for the murder of another man. According to investigators, David Barajas shot and killed a drunk driver who hit and killed his two young sons.
  • The Resilient Conservative Majority (If Conservatives Outnumber Liberals, Why Do the Libs Succeed?)

    02/12/2013 6:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2013 | Bruce Walker
    Gallup had a poll recentlypublished a poll which shows that at the end of 2012, self-identified conservatives still outnumbered liberals in every state of the nation except for two -- Rhode Island has fewer conservatives (27.8%) than liberals (28.3% liberal), as does Massachusetts (28.3% to 30.5%). Gallup curiously does not play up the ideological gap. Instead, the February 1, 2013 article title given by Gallup was "Alabama, North Dakota, Wyoming Most Conservative States. Americans slightly less conservative, slightly more liberal[.]" This apparent interest in hiding the conservative advantage in America is pervasive; the Gallup Polls invariably have titles to news...
  • Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam: Governor Perry goes on a recruiting tour in California

    02/12/2013 6:45:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2013 | John Fund
    Texas governor Rick Perry knows how to start a rumble. Last week, he spent a mere $24,000 on radio ads in California, urging firms there to move to Texas, with its “zero state income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations, and fair legal system.” The ad goaded Governor Jerry Brown into telling reporters that Perry’s effort wasn’t news. “It’s not a burp,” he sneered. “It’s barely a fart.” But his insult generated dozens of stories about the differences between Texas and California, playing into Perry’s hands. He begins a four-day barnstorming tour of California today, touting Texas’s virtues to...
  • A ‘College-for-all’ policy is bad for students, bad for jobs

    02/12/2013 6:39:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/13/2013 | By Walt Gardner
    Evidence continues to mount that college is not for everyone, but the United States persists in the fiction that students are shortchanged without a four-year degree. The real losers in the final analysis are young people who are counseled to pursue a sheepskin when they have neither the interest nor ability. The downside of this policy is seen nationwide. For example, in California the new requirements have led to an increase in the high school dropout rate, as students became discouraged trying to pass academic courses necessary for admission to the state university systems. Yet these results were altogether predictable....
  • Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural Parade

    02/12/2013 6:37:22 AM PST · by Baynative · 31 replies
    Townhall tipsheet ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    He's gutted their healthcare, plans to cut their pay and apparently, doesn't trust them either. David Codrea over at Gun Rights Examiner points out that Marines marching in President Obama's second inaugural parade recently were caring rifles without bolts, meaning they were removed.
  • China's CNOOC $15.1-billion Nexen takeover (oil interests in gulf coast)

    02/12/2013 6:29:18 AM PST · by mgist · 6 replies
    The Gobe ^ | B. Marote
    China's CNOOC clears final hurdle for $15.1-billion Nexen takeover Add to ... BERTRAND MAROTTE Nexen Inc. has cleared all the hurdles in the $15.1-billion (U.S.) deal to be acquired by CNOOC Ltd. after clinching U.S regulatory approval. The Calgary-based global oil and gas company said on Tuesday it has received approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, which had been closely studying the transaction. TAKEOVER Video: Nexen deal 'sold out' Canadians, says NDP leader Mulcair Late last month, Chinese giant CNOOC and Nexen extended a deadline to complete the takeover as they awaited U.S....
  • DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman

    02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 48 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of...
  • The Newly Released “ObamaCare Survival Guide” Rockets to No. 2 Spot on NYT Bestseller List.

    02/12/2013 6:20:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 10,2013 | David Patten
    Full Title:The newly released “ObamaCare Survival Guide” has rocketed to the No. 2 spot on The New York Times’ bestseller list for advice-giving paperbacks. This remarkable ascendance comes just one week after the book first made The New York Times bestseller list. The first comprehensive and easy-to-read road map on the 2,700-page, the “ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare," has already made Amazon #1 bestseller status in multiple categories with more than 150,000 copies sold.
  • Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies .

    02/12/2013 6:20:24 AM PST · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | February 11, 2013 | SPENCER E. ANTE
    The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them.
  • Ted Nugent to take on media orgy tonight and “dominate them”

    02/12/2013 6:18:49 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2/13/2013 | The Right Scoop via The Mike Broomhead Show
    Ted Nugent talks about his soon-to-be appearance at the SOTU tonight and how he’s gonna take on the media tsunami and dominate them with facts. Yeah, he’s not that modest, but he’s right and it should be fun to watch:
  • Did Karl Rove really direct Reagan’s 1980 campaign in Texas?

    02/12/2013 6:16:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/13 | Wayne Slater
    Karl Rove has been working overtime trying to reassure the conservative wing of the GOP that some of his best friends are tea partyers. On Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show last week, Rove played up his credentials with the right by asserting that he headed Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign in Texas. As it turns out, not so much. In fact, as we reported in some detail in the book Bush’s Brain, Rove worked for George H.W. Bush against Reagan in the state’s 1980 primary. And others directly involved in the Reagan effort in the Lone Star State say Rove...
  • Letter to Senator Cruz on constitutional issues in federal gun control proposals

    02/12/2013 6:15:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 11 February, 2013 | David Kopel
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will hold a hearing “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment.” Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is Chair of the Subcommittee, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is the Ranking Member. The Subcommittee has solicited letters from the public. My letter is below. —– Feb. 8, 2013 Dear Senator Cruz: I am submitting this letter for the Feb. 12, 2013, Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our...
  • Former Boy Scout leader indicted, accused of molesting boys

    02/12/2013 6:14:39 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 53 replies
    WMC TV 5 ^ | 2/11/2013 | Michael Clark
    (WMC-TV) – A former Boy Scout leader has been indicted, accused of molesting young boys. For the first time, an alleged victim's mother has issued a warning. MOREAdditional Links Details of William Todd Brewer's indictment were made public Monday after Brewer was served on Friday. Now we're hearing from the mother of one of the alleged victims in court documents. When former Boy Scout leader William Todd Brewer was arrested for sexual battery last July, one mother didn't want to think about what may have gone on inside Brewer's Senatobia rental home with her then 13-year-old son. "I would tell...
  • Dr. Ben Carson On Criticizing Obamacare: "Somebody Has To Stand Up To The Bullies"

    02/12/2013 6:12:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | February 12, 2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    DR. BENJAMIN CARSON: There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that's not going to be very helpful for us in the long run, in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to, you know, the bullies.
  • Democratic House Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Caught in Deception with Reporters

    02/12/2013 6:11:44 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 10, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted a bit of deception Monday in an effort to criticize GOP rising star Marco Rubio ahead of his State of the Union rebuttal Tuesday night. But on this occasion, the press wasn’t falling for it. In a conference call Monday, Wasserman Schultz enlisted the help of Annette Capella, described by party officials as a “Medicare recipient from Florida,” to warn of the “extreme budget priorities,” they believe Rubio is likely to outline in his televised response to President Obama’s address. Capella gave a lengthy and unflattering statement about Rubio, a U.S. senator...
  • Welfare Vacations

    02/12/2013 6:11:20 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 2/11/13 | David Spady
    AFP's "Common Sense": Around the World on $69 Million in Welfare Funds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wElqMl5TJM&feature=player_embedded
  • Oakdale gunman fires on motorists; boy killed, two injured (MN)

    02/12/2013 6:06:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-12-13 | tad vesner
    Walking down the middle of the street near his parents' home in Oakdale, a man randomly fired a handgun at passing motorists -- killing a 9-year-old boy and injuring the boy's mother and another woman, police and witnesses said. A 34-year-old man, arrested without incident, shot at least four cars in a residential area shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. The man has not been identified by police. In a Tuesday morning release, Oakdale authorities said there was, "no active threat to public safety at this time." One woman, who was taking groceries home from a nearby Rainbow Foods,...
  • 7 years in prison over $2 (for having handgun)

    02/12/2013 6:06:31 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/12/12 | By JENNIFER FERMINO
    <p>Skipping out on a $2.25 subway fare cost this guy 10 years of his life.</p> <p>A Manhattan PATH rider was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison — and another 3 1/2 years’ parole — after cops stopped him for fare-beating and discovered an illegal handgun.</p>
  • Obama Caught Faking Oil Lease

    02/12/2013 5:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    conservative byte ^ | 2-11-13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...