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  • A Way for Your Voice to be Heard (Illinois Gun Owners - Game On!)

    02/14/2013 3:37:47 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 9 replies
    IllinoisCarry ^ | 2-13-2013 | Molly B.
    A Way for Your Voice to be Heard at Speaker Madigan's Public Hearings on Proposed Right to Carry and Other Gun Issues. Public Invited to Speak and/or File Witness Slips Speaker Mike Madigan has called for two public hearings for Illinois residents to voice their support or opposition to proposed Right to Carry legislation. This is an opportunity to speak out against a Chicago-style carry law and in support of a fair and reasonable law. It is also an opportunity to speak against firearm and magazine bans and other firearm related issues. Please plan to attend one of these meetings...
  • Fox News adds Scott Brown to join Dennis Kucinich – Will Mitt Romney be next?

    02/14/2013 3:37:20 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Ed Farnan
    Where do failed politicians go after they’ve been rejected by their electorate? It seems Fox News is their new destination. To help ratings, Fox has been shifting the face of its commentators steadily more to the left in order to keep it more “fair and balanced.” Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, lost his gerrymandered district in Ohio and had to try a stab at a re-gerrymandered constituency that would never elect him. The far left, camera whore/congressman, was said to have his eye on a new congress gig representing Washington state, but his magic carpetbagger ride was interrupted by lagging poll...
  • Bangor newspaper's record requests cause uproar among gun owners

    02/14/2013 3:34:30 PM PST · by armymarinemom · 15 replies
    Morning Sentinal ^ | 2/14/2013 | Michael Shepherd
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  • Food Fight Turns Into Melee At Mpls. South High

    02/14/2013 3:31:05 PM PST · by BBell · 24 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | February 14, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A number of police cars responded to Minneapolis South High School Thursday after an alleged food fight escalated into a melee involving 200 to 300 students. The school posted a note on its website stating the high school was placed on a precautionary code yellow lockdown due to “a food fight that escalated into a physical fight.”Sgt. William Palmer, of the Minneapolis Police Department, said no weapons were involved in the incidents. However, four people were taken to the hospital following the melee. Those taken to the hospital were a school staff member, who was hit in...
  • Senate Republicans block vote on Hagel nomination

    02/14/2013 3:30:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/14/2013 | Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe
    Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense on Thursday, launching an unprecedented filibuster and a severe rebuke to the White House. Falling one vote shy of the 60 needed to move forward on the nomination, the Hagel filibuster brought stark condemnations from President Obama and Senate Democrats for its precedent-setting nature -- the first time a defense secretary nominee had been filibustered. The setback came during what many believe is a critical period for the Pentagon as it winds down troops from Afghanistan and implements costly budget cuts. It was also a hard slap...
  • The Campaigner-in-Chief's Dishonest Tweets

    02/14/2013 3:22:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    p>BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'll give you another example of how Obama is never governing -- never governing, always campaigning, always fighting those powerful forces. His policies don't have any relationship whatsoever to the problem is. He's just trying to fix everything. Nothing that he's doing has any relationship to what's happening. That's how the low-information voters see it. I'm telling you, folks, after the State of the Union, Sean Hannity put together a Frank Luntz focus group in Santa Monica, California. He found a bunch of Romney voters who are essentially saying exactly to you what I'm saying today. They...
  • Condom Delivery on Campus (video)

    02/14/2013 3:20:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    A college student in New Jersey is delivering condoms on campus to promote responsibility among his peers, and to turn a profit. He started the business last year, and hopes to expand to nearby campuses.
  • Occupy LA Claims Dorner ‘Assassinated For Trying To Expose LAPD Corruption’

    02/14/2013 3:20:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 14, 2013 2:54 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles chapter of a nationwide anti-Wall Street social movement has taken to social media in support of quadruple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner. The Facebook page for Occupy Los Angeles several photos in support of Dorner after a manhunt that ended in a dramatic standoff at a cabin near Big Bear Lake. Dorner’s California driver’s license was found near human remains that police believe to be Dorner. Occupy L.A. posted a now-familiar photo of Dorner in military fatigues with the caption, “Rest In Power Chris Dorner: Assassinated by the Police for Trying to Expose LAPD...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: I'm a "Freed Slave"

    02/14/2013 3:01:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Do you know there is a freed slave serving in Congress? Grab audio sound bite number seven. Yep. There is a freed slave serving in the US House right now. A freed, f-r-e-e-d, slave is serving right now in the House of Representatives. Just to show you that slavery is still alive and kicking, we have a freed slave. (interruption) Well, you say it's impossible? Listen. Here is a portion of remarks made by the freed slave currently serving in the House of Representatives -- it happened yesterday -- on the House floor. LEE: We are at...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 14, 2013

    02/14/2013 2:57:18 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 14, 2013 | Mark 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
  • Canada to extend air transport for French forces in Mali

    02/14/2013 2:48:16 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 7 replies
    CP24 ^ | February 14, 2013
    OTTAWA -- Defence Minister Peter MacKay says a heavy-lift Canadian air force transport plane will continue to assist French forces in Mali for another month. The commitment involving the C-17 Globemaster, which has been shuttling war material, vehicles and troops between France and the Malian capital of Bamako, was set to expire Friday. MacKay confirmed the extension outside of the House of Commons on Thursday following question period. The request for the additional flights came through military channels a few days ago, but MacKay says the Conservative government wanted to consider how it would impact Canadian operations before giving it...
  • US legal scholar Ronald Dworkin dies in UK at 81

    02/14/2013 2:34:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    AP via The Miami Herald ^ | February 14, 2013 | Gregory Katz
    American philosopher and constitutional law expert Ronald Dworkin, a liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, has died at the age of 81. His family said Dworkin died of leukemia in London early Thursday.
  • Obama Akin to Nixon, Bush, 'They're War Criminals,' Vents Cornel West

    02/14/2013 2:33:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jack Coleman
    That's right -- not just Nixon ... Nixon and Bush. Can vilification from the left get much worse than that? Cornel West continues to demonstrate why parents might want to think better of sending their children to Princeton, where West purportedly teaches when he isn't gushing over hip-hop and engaging in arcane rants over the airwaves. (audio clip after page break) On his most recent radio show with co-host Tavis Smiley, West condemned President Obama's legal justification for drone killings of Americans suspected of involvement with al Qaeda, saying Obama had become no different than George W. Bush and Richard...
  • Minimum wage question goes to voters in November over Republican objections

    02/14/2013 2:32:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    — Voters will get the last word in New Jersey's year-long debate over raising the minimum wage. The state Assembly gave final approval today to a plan by Democratic leaders that puts a wage increase on the November ballot — defying Gov. Chris Christie, conservative lawmakers and business groups who say the state economy is too weak to handle it. The measure passed 46 to 31. If voters approve the increase, the wage floor would rise from $7.25 an hour to $8.25. A yes vote would also amend the state constitution to trigger automatic cost-of-living increases every year based on...
  • Few transportation fuels surpass the energy densities of gasoline and diesel

    02/14/2013 2:31:01 PM PST · by thackney · 23 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Energy density and the cost, weight, and size of onboard energy storage are important characteristics of fuels for transportation. Fuels that require large, heavy, or expensive storage can reduce the space available to convey people and freight, weigh down a vehicle (making it operate less efficiently), or make it too costly to operate, even after taking account of cheaper fuels. Compared to gasoline and diesel, other options may have more energy per unit weight, but none have more energy per unit volume. On an equivalent energy basis, motor gasoline (which contains up to 10% ethanol) was estimated to account for...
  • Love, Commitment, and Valentine’s Day

    02/14/2013 2:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jerry Newcombe
    There’s nothing very romantic about a man being beheaded because of his politically incorrect views. But February 14 marks the 1744th anniversary when tradition tells us that St. Valentine was executed in the Roman Empire for practicing his Christianity. This was under a persecution of Emperor Claudius II, who banned his soldiers from marrying because he thought that single men could serve as better warriors. He also forced the emperor-worship of a predecessor, Gallienus, upon the empire. This was something practicing Jews and Christians could not do---they worshiped God alone. Author Bill Federer notes the consequences of Claudius’ actions on...
  • Obama's Big State Of The Union Lie

    02/14/2013 2:26:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://news.investors.com ^ | february 13, 2013
    'Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health-care costs," the president claimed Tuesday. This ranks as one of the biggest State of the Union whoppers ever told. In fact, not only are health-care costs climbing, but employers are also shifting those costs onto the very "middle-class" families Obama spent much of his speech championing. Since ObamaCare was enacted, family health-insurance premiums on average have soared $3,000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The president promised the law would slash premiums by an average of $2,500 per family. That means he's broken his word by $5,500....
  • God for Obamacare: Dr. Ben Carson's Heresy

    02/14/2013 2:18:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator. Liberals are apoplectic over remarks by Dr. Ben Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast. Carson, a prominent pediatric surgeon from Johns Hopkins University, dared to weigh in on healthcare—something he knows something about. In the liberal mind, Carson committed a grave transgression; he disagreed with President Obama on healthcare at a faith venue, and in Obama’s presence.In discussing Carson’s moral effrontery, Candy Crowley, host of CNN’s “State of the Union,” asked panelists if they were offended by Carson’s comments. “He [Carson] was talking about the idea...
  • California police chief: The idea that a gun is a defensive weapon is a ‘myth’

    02/14/2013 2:15:06 PM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    California Police Chief Ken James insisted earlier this month that the idea of a gun as a “defensive weapon” was a “myth.” Speaking at a news conference about gun control with California lawmakers, James explained that he was concerned with the amount of weapons owned by American citizens. “One issue that always boggles my mind is that the idea that a gun is a defensive weapon,” James said. “That is a myth. A gun is not a defensive weapon.” James is the Police Chief of Emeryville, California and the Police Chief Association’s Firearms Committee Chairman. “A gun is an...
  • Republicans Derail Hagel, 40-58 [Filibuster Holds]

    02/14/2013 2:13:03 PM PST · by Bryan · 58 replies
    PolicyMic.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michael Luciano
    On Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a cloture resolution on the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of defense, with 58 in favor and 40 against ending debate on the matter, with one senator voting "present." A 60-vote majority is required to end debate before the nomination can proceed to a simple majority vote, and it appears the Senate is going to come up short. Hagel's nomination was approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this week in a 14-11 party line vote. Although Hagel came under fire for remarks he made about Israel...