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  • Belafonte blasts 'white America' for black gun crimes!

    02/14/2013 1:42:21 PM PST · by wesagain · 75 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Michael Thompson
    WASHINGTON – Harry Belafonte, entertainer, long-time left-wing activist and admirer of Third World dictators, inserted himself into the national debate on gun control when he claimed “white Americans” who agitate for gun rights are ignoring the black “river of blood that washes the streets of our nation.” The actor was on hand to be honored at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards when he asserted in his acceptance speech that the “group most devastated by America’s obsession with the gun is African Americans.” “Although making comparisons can be dangerous, there are times when they must be noted,” he said. ‘America has...
  • Texas: Jerry Patterson Supports Statewide Property Tax

    02/14/2013 1:41:38 PM PST · by Sic Parvis Magna · 72 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | February 14, 2013 | Elena Schneide
    Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a declared candidate for the 2014 lieutenant governor's race, did not rule out supporting a statewide property tax to benefit public education funding, and he said that Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has lost his "ability to sell" the issues. Patterson, who made his comments Thursday during a TribLive conversation, said a statewide property tax, rather than local property taxes, “might be the answer” to the financing inequities in different counties. Such a move would require that a constitutional prohibition against that tax to be repealed.
  • Bypassing the Politicians on Gun Control

    02/14/2013 1:40:47 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Robert Eugene Simmons Jr.
    As we watch the lawmakers scramble to make new laws to restrict our ability to defend ourselves and our families, it becomes clear that there are few politicians representing the people or the Constitution in this manner. Despite abundantly clear Second Amendment's restrictions, the politicians seem to not care. The politicians have learned from recent history that any controversy over their current actions will blow over and be replaced by the latest pop scandal in the press by election time. Furthermore, they know that litigation against their illegal laws will take years and perhaps even decades. To bolster their point...
  • "Self-Inflicted Damage" Now the UK Goal; Inflation a "Cause For Optimism"

    02/14/2013 1:34:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Inflation is expected to run well above the Bank of England target rate of 2% for another two years in the UK. Don't worry it's a self-inflicted goal. Moreover, Inflation is a cause for optimism says Bank of England governor Mervyn King. The UK inflation rate will remain stubbornly high for longer than previously thought, the governor of the Bank of England has said. Sir Mervyn King now expects inflation, currently 2.7%, to rise to at least 3% by the summer and to remain above the Bank's 2% target for two years. In November he had said that inflation would...
  • Keep Wrestling in the Olympics - Sign the Petition

    02/14/2013 1:34:06 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 12 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/13/13 | Vanity
    Keep Wrestling in the Olympics! We have 270,000 wrestlers in high school and the Olympics is the aspiration of many. It is one of the real tests in high school athletics and to take away the Olympics is a big blow to the sport. There are more important things than TV ratings. They are keeping golf and replacing wrestling, the sport from the ancient Greeks and in the first Olympics. It was painted on cave walls 3000 years ago. Americans have earned over 100 Olympic medals in wrestling! Thanks for your support.
  • GAO: Defense Dept. Lowered Standards for Afghan Forces to Justify Withdrawal

    02/14/2013 1:32:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | William Bigelow
    During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, Barack Obama boasted that he and NATO are planning to leave Afghanistan at the end of 2014 and leave the security of the country to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). There’s one problem: the ANSF isn’t ready. The ANSF was supposed to meet determined standards of effectiveness before the U.S. would withdraw its forces, but now the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is admitting that those standards were lowered so that coalition forces could get out. The desired ranking for the ANSF was previously “independent,” which meant they could function alone. Those...
  • Ex-mayor gambled away $1 billion (San Diego)

    02/14/2013 1:31:57 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | February 14, 2013 | Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO — Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor took $2 million from a nonprofit foundation to feed a gambling addiction in which she lost more than $1 billion over an eight-year period, federal prosecutors said Thursday. O’Connor, 66, appeared in federal court and pleaded not guilty to a money laundering charge as part of a deferred prosecution. Under the arrangement with federal prosecutors, she has two years to repay the $2 million taken from the R.P. Foundation, a nonprofit set up by her late husband, Robert O. Peterson. Peterson was the co-founder of the Jack-In-The-Box restaurant chain and later...
  • Illinois Senate passes same-sex marriage measure

    02/14/2013 1:31:35 PM PST · by OKRA2012 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/13 | Ashley Fantz
    (CNN) -- The Illinois Senate passed a measure Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, voting 34-21.
  • Indiana Guardsman Gunned Down While Shielding 2-Year-Old Son

    02/14/2013 1:28:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | February 13, 2013
    Home from Afghanistan for just five months, 25-year-old Indiana National Guardsman Willie Cook was gunned down while shielding his two-year-old son. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports its another case of mistaken identity, with no one in custody. Two-year-old Antoine Cook uses a toy cell phone to talk to his father. It’s all he has. “And to know that your 2 year old has to pretend to talk to his dad,” said Laquana Norwood. On February 2, Cook, was shot and killed while in a car near his grandmother’s East Chicago house where he was taking Antoine for a visit. The...
  • Obama’s State of the Union: More of the Same

    02/14/2013 1:25:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Julie Borowski
    President Obama’s State of the Union address recycled the same old tired rhetoric that he’s been peddling since 2009. Instead of addressing how to reduce the nation’s $16 trillion debt and lower the high unemployment rate, Obama proposed more reckless spending and regulations that will further stifle economic growth in this country. He started his speech with predictable statements on how the economy is allegedly growing stronger—despite the near eight percent unemployment rate calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That official rate does not even factor in the 3.25 million out of work Americans that are so hopelessly discouraged...
  • Union Leader: “ICE Crumbling from Within” Because Obama Won't Let Agents Arrest Illegals

    02/14/2013 1:24:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 13, 2013 | Penny Starr
    The men and women charged with enforcing federal immigration law are being prohibited from doing so by the Obama administration, according to Chris Crane, president of the union that represents officers and agents employed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “I think most Americans assume that ICE agents and officers are empowered by the government to enforce the law,” Crane said on Wednesday at Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on immigration reform. “Nothing could be further from the truth. With 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S., ICE agents are now prohibited from arresting illegal aliens...
  • BREAKING: Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says

    02/14/2013 1:19:27 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 124 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    President Obama didn’t make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday. “During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, who had held up Mr. Obama’s defense secretary nominee to force the information to be released. Mr. Graham said that if Mr. Obama had picked up the phone, at least two of the Americans killed in...
  • Why Iran Already Has the Bomb: If NK has the bomb, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran

    02/14/2013 1:16:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Tablet ^ | February 14, 2013 | Lee Smith
    The White House and President Obama’s supporters insist that he’s making his first trip to Israel next month to assure the Jewish state that if push comes to shove with Iran, he’ll have Israel’s back. But North Korea’s nuclear test Tuesday morning could indicate that it’s already too late for that. If North Korea has the bomb, then for all practical purposes Iran does, too. If that’s so, then Obama’s policy of prevention has failed, and containment—a policy that the president has repeatedly said is not an option—is in fact all Washington has. If this sounds hyperbolic, consider the history...
  • How Can You Close the College Saving Gap?

    02/14/2013 1:12:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie, I'm the father of three teenage daughters. I've been saving for college since they were babies, so I'm shocked to find myself $100,000 short. How can I cover this gap? The oldest is 16. --A Reader Dear Reader, First, I want to congratulate you for making saving for your daughters' educations a priority. It's no easy task to keep that as a primary goal in the face of all the other costs of raising children. A national Sallie Mae study, "How America Pays for College 2012," found that the typical family covered just 28 percent of their kids'...
  • Mayor Bloomberg To Announce Styrofoam Ban As Part Of Green Push For NYC

    02/14/2013 12:57:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 02/14/2013 | Mary Beth Quirk
    We all saw it coming and now it’s happening — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to announce an official ban on styrofoam containers in his State of the City address today. Just to clarify once again, uppercase Styrofam is a trademarked product used in insulation, while what we all know as styrofoam is really extruded polystyrene. Moving on! The ban on styrofoam is part of a larger program the mayor has planned for his last year in office, which will also include more recycling, a curbside food-composting pilot program and more electric vehicles cruising the city streets. His...
  • Not Yet: GOP filibuster holding; Reid moves up Hagel cloture vote to 4:15

    02/14/2013 12:53:24 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2-14-2013 | Kevin Baron
    Not Yet: GOP filibuster holding; Reid moves up Hagel cloture vote to 4:15 By Kevin Baron Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:25 PM Chuck Hagel will not be defense secretary this week. The Republican filibuster proving unbreakable, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) moved up a now symbolic cloture vote to be held at 4:15 on Thursday. Three Republicans said they would ultimately vote to allow a final vote on Hagel’s nomination, but not until after next week’s recess. “That’s too bad,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who called the delay “a mistake.”...
  • I’m Glad That I Don’t Have Canadian Murder Rates Where I Live

    02/14/2013 12:52:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/14/2013 | Clayton Cramer
    I recently prepared for an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation concerning the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. I thought it would be worth my while to compare murder rates between the two countries, but also between adjoining divisions of those two countries. There was a time when Canadian murder rates were low enough compared to the U.S. for American gun-control advocates to argue in favor of Canadian style gun control for our country. This is no longer the case. It is certainly true that for Canada as a whole, murder rates are still considerably lower than for the United States...
  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg Says He Won’t Seek Re-election In 2014

    02/14/2013 12:47:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg Says He Won’t Seek Re-election In 2014 February 14, 2013 3:32 PM WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) – Senator Frank Lautenberg announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election in 2014. “I will be traveling to my hometown of Paterson tomorrow to announce that I will not seek re-election in 2014,” Lautenberg said in a statement. “This is not the end of anything, but rather the beginning of a two-year mission to pass new gun safety laws, protect children from toxic chemicals, and create more opportunities for working families in New Jersey.
  • Sam Tanenhaus's Problem Continues

    02/14/2013 12:41:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It has happened again. Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the New York Times Book Review referred to by Paul Krugman the other day as "a long-time conservative," has essayed in the New Republic the modern conservative movement, and traced us all back to John C. Calhoun. I suppose our point of origin could have been more sinister. Sam could have traced us back to Nathan Bedford Forrest, the former Confederate General who went on to be an early member of the Ku Klux Klan, but John C. Calhoun is bad enough. Of course, Calhoun is no kind of...
  • Reid To Hold Cloture Vote On Hagel At 4:15 EST

    02/14/2013 12:34:46 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    TPM ^ | 2-14-2013 | Igor Bobic
    Reid To Hold Cloture Vote On Hagel At 4:15 EST IGOR BOBIC 3:16 PM EST, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2013 The Senate will hold a cloture vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense at 4:15pm ET on Thursday, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced. The move would end debate and move to a final vote on confirmation. Several Republican senators, including Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), said they plan to vote against cloture this week in order to allow more time to review Hagel's record. They indicated that they would move to end debate, even...
  • Is Big Always Beautiful

    02/14/2013 12:32:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Charles Payne
    In 2008 Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich paid $33.6 million for Lucien Freud's "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping." The price established a record for a living artist. Lucien Freud was grandson of Sigmund Freud, who to this day remains the most famous neurologist and father of psychoanalysis. Although as years go by greater pieces of Freud's theories are chipped away, his influence hasn't waned in the minds of the general public. It all began with his book "Interpretation of Dreams" which introduced among other ideas the Oedipus complex. It's the day after the State of the Union address when the nation was sold...
  • More modern way of living (MUST read - please)

    02/14/2013 12:30:01 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies
    Cateret County News Times - North Carolina ^ | 29 January 2013 | Anonymous
    TO THE EDITOR: Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it? We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of...
  • Treatment of the Fort Hood Victims

    02/14/2013 12:25:30 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 2010, Kimberly Munley sat next to Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Munley was invited as a hero of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. As a civilian police officer, Munley fired back after Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire in an attack that killed 13 adults and wounded 32. Munley was shot three times. Her partner, Mark Todd, fired the shots that brought down Hasan and ended the carnage. Three years later, Munley told ABC News reporter Brian Ross, she feels "betrayed," as Obama broke his promise to care for the Fort...
  • Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This Is A Society Preparing For War”

    02/14/2013 12:22:14 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-14-2013 | Mac Slavo
    Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This Is A Society Preparing For War” Mac Slavo February 14th, 2013 President Barack Obama is, arguably, the best gun salesman ever. Over 65 million guns have been purchased since the President took office in 2009. FBI background check statistics indicate that, over the last twelve months, Americans purchased a new gun every 1.5 seconds, a figure which suggests there is much more to the recent panic buying than people just stocking up to go hunting or sports shooting. The following guns and ammo industry report indicates that every major gun and ammunition manufacturer...
  • FENNO: Paterno report sad attempt to salvage legacy

    02/14/2013 12:20:51 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 February 2013 | Nathan Fenno
    The word is impossible to miss in thick black letters on the cover of the “Critique of the Freeh Report” and the 57 mentions that follow. Injustice. Not for the boy who Jerry Sandusky raped in a locker-room shower at Penn State. Not for the boy who testified to being sexually abused by Sandusky as often as three times per week. Not for the boy Sandusky molested at the former assistant coach’s home. No, the ‘injustice’ railed against in the 238-page report released Saturday revolves around none other than the late Joseph Vincent Paterno. Bankrolled by the Paterno family, the...
  • Vanity: Barack Obama, CEO of Shakedown, Inc.

    02/14/2013 12:15:41 PM PST · by Ghost of Philip Marlowe · 26 replies
    Self | 14-Feb-2013 | Ghost of Philip Marlowe
    For two days Rush Limbaugh has been explaining a recent epiphany of his. His epiphany is that he now understands BO’s Modus Operandi. To summarize that revelation, Rush is making the point that BO does not lead, he does not govern, that all he does is campaign. As he campaigns, he attacks those who oppose him ideologically, typically Republicans but now the TEA Party and any other group (such as the NRA) that opposes any of his many radically leftist pet projects. I’m surprised it took Rush this long to make that observation, and it surprises me even more that...
  • Company Threatens To Leave Colorado If Ammo Limit Law Is Passed (Magpul)

    02/14/2013 12:15:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    kcnc ^ | February 13, 2013 8:21 PM
    ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado company is threatening to leave the state if a bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines becomes law. CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger toured the company in Erie. They said they would certainly prefer to stay. The company is called Magpul. Among other products, they make ammunition magazines which can hold up to 30 rounds. Tuesday night a state House committee took the first step towards banning them. Magpul is one of the largest producers of the high-capacity magazines in the country. “Actually, every product you see here being made today on these magazine assembly lines...
  • Two officers honored in shooting of naked woman

    02/14/2013 12:04:47 PM PST · by rarestia · 50 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Staff
    Two off-duty law enforcement officers involved in a deadly shooting in Hernando County have been honored by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. In October, Tampa police officer William Mechler and Hernando sheriff's deputy Rocky Howard were off-duty when they shot and killed a naked 42-year-old woman. The officers said Inga Marie Swanson was threatening a group of people. On Wednesday, both men received the Medal of Valor, which is the highest honor given by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Two months after the shooting, the State Attorney's Office cleared the two men of wrongdoing in the shooting. Sheriff Al Nienhuis...
  • School Forced Back Into Session for Obama

    02/14/2013 12:00:08 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 14, 2013, 9:58 am | Keith Koffler
    In an apparent planning snafu, President Obama today will visit an early learning school in Decatur, Georgia that happens to be in recess this week. But no problem: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, staff and bus drivers will be summoned back to work for the day to accomodate Obama’s appearance. College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center Principle Suzanne Kennedy alerted parents that the staff will interrupt their vacations for the “amazing opportunity” for students to “expand their worlds” by seeing the president: President Obama’s visit is an honor for College Heights and the City Schools of Decatur. Since the school...
  • FELIX ZULAUF: If The Stock Market Doesn't Correct Soon, Then We Could Repeat 1987

    02/14/2013 11:52:57 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2013 | Sam Ro
    FELIX ZULAUF: If The Stock Market Doesn't Correct Soon, Then We Could Repeat 1987 Sam RoFebruary 14, 2013GoldMoney Foundation via YouTube One of the most striking aspects of the current bull run in the U.S. stock market is the lack of a correction (e.g. 5 percent sell-off) in months. As stocks close in on new all-time highs, even the most bullish stock market bulls are worried about this. Swiss hedge fund manager Felix Zulauf is particularly concerned, and he warns if we don't get some sort of sell-off soon, we could see a crash. He spoke with King World News'...
  • Zapata lawsuit charges government conspiracy and cover-up

    02/14/2013 11:41:27 AM PST · by AuntB · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | David Codrea
    A comprehensive lawsuit charging government conspiracy and cover-up was filed Tuesday in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division by the parents of murdered Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata and Special Agent Victor Avila, Jr., against the government, straw purchasers, individual government officials, gun dealers and others deemed to share in responsibility per the complaint. Gun Rights Examiner has obtained copies of the Plaintiff’s Original Complaint and the related docket sheet. On first reading, the complaint appears to have the potential to uncover specifics about government-sanctioned “gunwalking” and those who authorized it beyond what...
  • None Dare Call It Treason: Not!

    02/14/2013 11:37:40 AM PST · by EyeSalveRich · 10 replies
    Constitution ^ | 2/14/2013 | EyeSalve
    What is treason?.The Free Dictionary gives us this definition 1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) violation or betrayal of the allegiance that a person owes his sovereign or his country, esp by attempting to overthrow the government; high treason also1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies. 2. A betrayal of trust or confidence. and from the constitution...Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid...
  • Sex, Lies, and HBO Documentaries (Mea Maxima Culpa is long on vitriol, short on facts)

    02/14/2013 11:35:36 AM PST · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    November 09, 2012 ^ | David F. Pierre, Jr.
    Catholic and non-Catholic moviegoers alike should be concerned about a new film that purports to document decades-old abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, created by HBO Productions, attempts to chronicle the Church’s response to the crimes of the notorious pedophile priest Lawrence Murphy, who is alleged to have abused dozens of innocent boys at St. John’s School for the Deaf in St. Francis, Wisconsin from the 1950s to the 1970s. The episode was the subject of a series of high-profile articles by the New York Times’ Laurie Goodstein during Lent of...
  • Colorado gun control [vanity]

    02/14/2013 11:34:19 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 8 replies
    None ^ | today | Taxcontrol
    I just received a call from an organization called "Mayors against illegal guns" or some such. It was an attempt to call and get me to speak with my representative about how I wanted to support the recent legislation around 30 round magazine bans and universal background checks. I spent about 5 mins telling the caller why they were wrong and that these laws always ended in confiscation and enslavement of the citizens. To no avail and we eventually agreed to disagree and hung up. However, this tells me that there is a STRONG push to get people to influence...
  • Retired Border Patrol reject amnesty proposals from both Pres. Obama and Senate Gang of Eight

    02/14/2013 11:32:26 AM PST · by AuntB · 4 replies
    Numbers USA/NAFBPO ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | NAFBPO Press Release
    NAFBPO rejects the President's proposal out of hand. It is unacceptable in that it contains not so much as a nod to immigration enforcement or a secure border. It is predicated upon administration claims that the border is secure now, or at least, secure enough. That claim is at best wishful thinking but is more likely willful misdirection of the public's opinion of the situation. A study of Border Patrol operations by the Government Accountability Office indicates that the Border Patrol is about 60% effective, a deplorable figure even if accurate. NAFBPO members maintain contacts with many field officers and...
  • Dana Bash per twitter: Compromise in the works to allow Hagel 51 vote threshold

    02/14/2013 11:25:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dana Bash
    Sources in both parties tell me compromise in the works to delay vote on Hagel, but make it a 51 vote threshold not 60. Deal not done yet— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) February 14, 2013
  • Karl Rove Huddles With House Republican Leaders (to plot war on TEA Party)

    02/14/2013 11:18:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | John Stanton
    Republican strategist Karl Rove huddled with a group of House GOP leaders in the office Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy Thursday morning to discuss the party's messaging efforts, Republicans familiar with the meeting said. Details of Rove's presentation to a group of McCarthy's "whip team" — a subset of the broader conference tasked with educating the rank and file, rounding up votes on key bills and generally enforcing discipline within Republican ranks. Following the meeting, several lawmakers could be heard instructing staff to setup meetings with Rove.
  • Video: The John Brennan puzzle is slowly being pieced together

    02/14/2013 11:07:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 2/13/13 | Tom Trento
    Folks, don’t look now but the pieces of the Benghazi puzzle are starting to come together. Check out this video from Tom Trento – the same guy who interviewed John Guandolo last week about John Brennan’s alleged conversion to Islam. Before scoffing at the conversion, ask yourself if Brennan HAD converted to Islam, would he have had an interest in shipping weapons from Libya, to Turkey, then on to Syria to help the Brotherhood fight Bashar al-Assad? The answer to that question is an emphatic yes. “The threat of Islam is predicted all over the Bible, read and study Walid...
  • W.H. defends Palm beach vacation

    02/14/2013 11:05:10 AM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/14/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    When questioned by a reporter aboard Air Force One about the optics of President Obama vacationing in Palm Beach this weekend, White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama deserves some time off. "The president is going to enjoy the Presidents' Day weekend with some friends," Earnest said
  • W.H. releases details of Obama preschool plan

    02/14/2013 11:00:56 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/14/13 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    The administration's plan would use federal money to pay for preschool for families making up to twice the federal poverty level, and would give states incentives to provide more public pre-school spots for middle-income families, and to provide full-day kindergarten.
  • RFK Jr., son Conor arrested for protest outside White House

    02/14/2013 10:57:06 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 2/14/12 | AP
    <p>Lawyer and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and 47 other Sierra Club members were arrested Wednesday after tying themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.</p> <p>Proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, RFK Jr.’s son Conor Kennedy was also cuffed. The last we heard about the 18-year-old Kennedy scion was when he was wrapping his arms around his then-girlfriend Taylor Swift last summer.</p>
  • Parents Complain About School Ad Excluding Whites From Tutoring Program

    02/14/2013 10:53:34 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 69 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/14/2013
    A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination. The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation. “I was infuriated. I didn’t understand why they would include or exclude certain groups,” said parent Nicole Cox, who is white. Cox’s 10-year-old daughter needs tutoring. After receiving the notice, other parents complained to the school’s principal,...
  • Recycling Old and Failed Ideas

    02/14/2013 10:50:02 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama's approach to so-called "climate change" appears to include recycling old ideas. In his State of the Union address, the president recycled the idea of spending more on education, though we are still getting unsatisfactory results. A fact he inadvertently acknowledged by saying we're not keeping up with other countries in science and math. He maintained there are tens of thousands of jobs available but companies can't fill them because public schools aren't teaching students what they need to know. We spend huge sums on education already, so money and achievement must not be related. Infrastructure? We've heard that...
  • State of the Union: Failure

    02/14/2013 10:44:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Our failure in chief gave us his annual blurred vision of America again Tuesday night. Based on his State of the Union message, Barack Obama’s eyesight is as ideologically impaired as ever. Despite four years of failure, he still sees only one road America can go down to regain its economic health. Not down the capitalist road of free enterprise and liberty that made us the richest country in history. He wants to continue down the socialist road to more federal government -- which means more Obama taxes, more Obama spending, more Obama debt and more Obama government programs to...
  • FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.

    02/14/2013 10:30:09 AM PST · by jda · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 February 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    An official with the Federal Aviation Administration reassured the public Wednesday that no armed drones will be permitted in U.S. airspace, but he acknowledged the agency can do little about privacy fears associated with the unmanned craft.
  • Gun show bill OK’d in House (NM - requires background checks)

    02/14/2013 10:27:31 AM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 14, 2013 | Deborah Baker
    SANTA FE – The state House has voted to close a gun show loophole that allows private vendors to sell weapons without doing background checks on buyers. The legislation has the support of GOP Gov. Susana Martinez, and eight Republicans joined all but three of the chamber’s Democrats to pass the bill 43-26. It headed to the Senate, where its prospects are uncertain. House Bill 77 would require private sellers at gun shows to have background checks done on prospective buyers before they make a sale. The bill’s backers said it would keep at least some guns out of the...
  • Report: Hagel Said State Department Controlled by Israel

    02/14/2013 10:20:40 AM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Report: Hagel Said State Department Controlled by Israel Contemporaneous account by Hagel supporter of 2007 speech Fox News Channel on Tuesday reported that secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel failed to disclose to the United States Senate speeches delivered to controversial groups such as the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee as well as James Zogby’s Arab American Institute. Meanwhile, a 2007 speech then-Sen. Hagel delivered at Rutgers University in New Jersey as he tested the waters for a presidential run is drawing fresh scrutiny. Hagel said the U.S. Department of State was an adjunct of the Israeli foreign minister’s office, according to...
  • 'Big Sis' Reasserts Unlimited Power to Seize and Inspect Laptops

    02/14/2013 10:07:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Bob Barr
    President Obama did not mention it in his State of the Union address last night, and there hasn’t been much attention devoted to it in the Congress of late; but, the fundamental right to privacy Americans have a right to expect from their own government, has suffered yet another body blow. On the surface, things seem to be in order. For example, at the beginning of February, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report outlining consumer privacy recommendations for developers of mobile phone apps. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz called the recommendations “best practices” intended to “safeguard consumer privacy,”...
  • Iranian general reportedly assassinated while traveling from Syria

    02/14/2013 10:01:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 14, 2013, 5:07 a.m. | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim
    BEIRUT -- A high-ranking member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps was assassinated this week while traveling from Syria to neighboring Lebanon, Iranian media reported Thursday, in the strongest indication to date that senior Iranian military commanders have been dispatched to Syria. Gen. Hassan Shateri was killed Tuesday by "unknown gunmen," described as "suspected Israeli agents," as he was on the road between the Syrian capital of Damascus and Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, various Iranian news agencies reported.
  • Christopher Dorner Lives On As a Folk Hero (proof positive that liberalism is a mental disorder)

    02/14/2013 9:52:43 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.nymag.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Margaret Hartmann
    While most were relieved to learn that the bloody manhunt for Christopher Dorner had come to an end, for some it was the final step in the the fugitive ex-LAPD officer's martyrdom. During the manhunt, thousands of people rallied around Dorner, declaring him a crusader against police corruption, though he's accused of killing four people. On Tuesday night, a post on one of his biggest Facebook fan sites declared, "The spirit of Chris #Dorner will live on forever in our hearts, as an eternal flame - symbolic of the will to stand up in an attempt to eradicate those who...