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  • NBC's Williams Predicts Rubio's Water Sip 'Just Might Live On Forever'

    02/14/2013 8:57:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 57 replies
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that Florida Senator Marco Rubio taking a sip of water during his response to the State of the Union was "the televised moment from last night that just might live on forever." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Williams expounded: "Well, it's one of the cruelest aspects of politics in the television age. No matter how well-crafted the content, no matter how thoughtful a person you are, it's the television moments, the superficial, purely visual moments that are often remembered forever instead. And that will certainly...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, in Congress: 'I Stand Here as a Freed Slave'

    02/14/2013 8:47:01 PM PST · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) looks mighty good for a woman who has to be at least 148 years old. My take on her age is based on a statement the Congresswoman made today while objecting to impending spending reductions relating to sequestration in which she characterized herself as "a freed slave." Slavery as a legal institution ended in the U.S. in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Here is what Ms. Jackson Lee said, in context (HT Rush Limbaugh): We are at the bone almost. And sequester that is across-the-board cuts will literally destroy us and put us...
  • Hillary Clinton (drinking water in a speech)

    02/14/2013 8:30:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/13 | Right wing news
    Oh my, look at that.... took a drink of water in the middle of a speech.
  • Why Inflation In 2013 Is Imminent

    02/14/2013 8:24:29 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-14-2013 | Money Morning - Jeff Uscher
    Why Inflation In 2013 Is Imminent Economics / InflationFebruary 14, 2013 - 03:48 PM GMT By: Money Morning Jeff Uscher writes: Is a spike in the monetary base - currency in circulation plus bank reserves at the Fed - the first sign of imminent inflation? Art Cashin, the well-respected director of floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange for UBS, recently told King World News the increase in the monetary base may well be a sign of impending inflation. Monetary base, sometimes called high-powered money, is the basis for the bank lending that drives our economy. When interest rates...
  • Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says

    02/14/2013 8:16:14 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Stephen 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...
  • Did Hagel rig vote to win Senate seat? Details revealed in magazine profile on alleged GOP plan

    02/14/2013 8:09:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/14/13 | Bob Unruh
    An attempt by Senate Democrats to push through their controversial nominee for defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., failed today on a 58-40 vote as Republicans said they haven’t been given answers to their questions. Among his opponents are 14 retired U.S. admirals and generals, including high-profile names such as Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin and Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely. Hagel has endorsed subjecting the U.S. to the U.N.’s International Criminal Court, and he’s sat on the board of numerous globalist groups promoting U.S. funding for the Third World.
  • The Chris Dorner Hero-Worship, on Both Sides of the Aisle

    02/14/2013 7:59:29 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 63 replies
    The Hayride ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | MacAoidh
    The most disheartening event in the country this week wasn’t the State of the Union address, though that was certainly ugly enough. And it wasn’t the finale of the Chris Dorner rampage, which was certainly horrific enough in its waste of human life. From the standpoint of the picture it paints for us of America circa 2013, it’s the reaction to Dorner. The reaction of the Left to Dorner is hideous enough. It’s personified by the vapid, disgusting and degenerate Marc Lamont Hill, who finds deep meaning – and excitement – in Dorner’s senseless mayhem and unhinged online ramblings… If...
  • North: Presidents and Promises

    02/14/2013 7:52:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 15, 2013 | Oliver North
    YORBA LINDA, Calif. — On Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, a capacity crowd filled a replica of the White House East Room for a presentation at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. After that, they stood in line to buy autographed copies of my latest New York Times best-seller, "Heroes Proved." All of them heard: "Lyndon Johnson sent my brother and me to war in Vietnam. In his first address to our nation as president, Richard Nixon promised to bring us home. We're alive today because he kept his word." After the event, I listened to a rerun of our current...
  • Lee Judge's Tasteless Chris Kyle Cartoon Is Only The Latest Smear Of Conservatism

    02/14/2013 7:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 14, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    Today, our friends at Twitchy reported that Lee Judge, a left-wing political cartoonist, illustrated a depraved caricature depicting the grave of ex-sniper, and Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle – with the caption “if only there had been a good guy around.”  This is wholly insensitive, and a craven attempt to smear an American hero who was tragically slain by a fellow veteran whom he was helping cope with PTSD.  But this is hardly the first time Judge has inked a cartoon that transgresses the bounds of decency in service of a left-wing political argument. For example, when the NRA first proposed...
  • Increased activity at Musudan-ri indicates N. Korea preparing for another rocket launch

    02/14/2013 7:45:49 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/15
    2013/02/15 10:53 KST Increased activity at Musudan-ri indicates N. Korea preparing for another rocket launch SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Yonhap) -- Recent progress in the construction of new facilities and a general increase in activity at North Korea's Musudan-ri launch site may be an indication that the belligerent nation might launch another rocket following the detonation of its third nuclear device, a Web site specializing in North Korean affairs said Friday. "Construction of new facilities at the Tonghae Satellite launching ground, previously disrupted by typhoons that ravaged the east coast last summer, has made important progress since late Oct. 2012," U.S....
  • Caption these Photos (State of the Union Address)

    02/14/2013 7:32:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    President Barack Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 12, 2103.
  • MSNBC Continues Smear of 'Racist' NRA; Alex Wagner Hits Wayne LaPierre as Afraid of 'Dark People'

    02/14/2013 7:27:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 14, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC, for the second time on Thursday, smeared the National Rifle Association as racist, trashing the gun group's president as appealing to bigotry. Now host Alex Wagner read from an op-ed by Wayne LaPierre in which he argues that owning a gun is the only real protection from crime, looting and riots. Specifically, LaPierre mentioned the aftermath to Hurricane Sandy and looting in Brooklyn. Wagner quoted LaPierre: "Hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, terrorists, gangs, lone criminals, these are the perils we are sure to face. Not just maybe. It's not paranoia to buy a gun. It's survival." She then sneered, "There's also a...
  • Magpul Responds to Proposed Colorado Magazine Capacity Limit

    02/14/2013 7:04:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 2/12/13 | David Higginbotham
    Magpul is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of AR-15 magazines. Their PMAGs were popular before the current rush on all-things-AR, but now they’re almost impossible to find in stores. Even with the increased demand, Magpul is holding their prices steady. And they’ve increased production to meet the increase in demand. By every estimate, Magpul is a model company. Their products are used by civilians, law enforcement and the military. They employ more than 200 people in Colorado, their home state, and their presence there guarantees work for more than 700 suppliers and subcontractors. By all accounts, Magpul is not...
  • Hundreds of students brawl at Minneapolis high school (Moochelle starving kids?)

    02/14/2013 7:01:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police say hundreds of students brawled at Minneapolis South High School after a food fight got out of control. **SNIP** Minneapolis Police spokesman Sgt. Bill Palmer says 200 to 300 students fought and no weapons were used. He says about a dozen officers were on the scene and used chemical spray to break up the fight.
  • Obama meets 47% video guy

    02/14/2013 6:35:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/14/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    DECATUR, Ga. -- President Obama on Thursday met the man who made "47 percent" part of Mitt Romney's legacy. Obama and opposition researcher James Carter, who released the infamous Romney fundraiser video, met backstage before Obama's education event here, Carter's cousin, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, told POLITICO. Upon being introduced and told of James Carter's role in the 47 percent video, Obama jumped forward to embrace him.
  • Heavy hitters support SAF motion to Supreme Court on carry case

    02/14/2013 6:34:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 February, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation is getting some heavyweight support in its petition to the Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari in a case challenging the gun permitting statute in the State of New York; a case that will have national impact because it could affect every concealed carry statute in the nation. Supporting the motion are 20 state attorneys general, and gun owners in the other 30 states are wondering why their attorney general has not signed on. Washington’s new Democrat Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s name is not on the list. Attorneys general who have signed onto an...
  • Working to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence in the United States ("Anti-Gov Extremists")

    02/14/2013 6:33:30 PM PST · by optiguy · 56 replies
    The White House Website ^ | February 5, 2013 | Quintan Wiktorowicz
    The American public increasingly relies on the Internet for socializing, business transactions, gathering information, entertainment, and creating and sharing content. The rapid growth of the Internet has brought opportunities but also risks, and the Federal Government is committed to empowering members of the public to protect themselves against the full range of online threats, including online radicalization to violence.
  • O'Connor had $1 billion gambling habit (former San Diego Democrat Mayor)

    02/14/2013 6:20:58 PM PST · by BAW · 14 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Greg Moran
    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 a nine-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 co-founder of the Jack-In-The-Box restaurant chain and later Southern California First National...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 15 February 2013

    02/14/2013 6:07:55 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 109 replies
    February 14, 2013 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us about your favorite War Movie. Apocalypse Now (1979) Saving Private Ryan (1998) The Hurt Locker (2008) The Dirty Dozen (1967) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Platoon (1986) Patton (1970) We Were Soldiers (2002) (Beachy's Fav) Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for...
  • Armed 87-year-old saves woman: Cops

    02/14/2013 6:04:46 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    KRQE News 13 ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - Sheriff's deputies said a gunshot victim wasn't really a victim after all. In fact, they said he's quite the opposite. According to investigators, the man who pulled the trigger was an 87-year-old hero. Investigators believe the gunshot victim was in the process of chasing down and attacking a woman when the shooting happened. The incident happened Sunday at a property in north Roswell in the 6100 block of Old Clovis Highway. A woman was doing laundry when she claims her neighbor, Larrell Stell, 49, took off his shirt and started talking. "She reports being accosted by...