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  • Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt – It Was Too Offensive

    02/26/2013 3:57:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | jim hoft
    Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School student’s parent is claiming that a teacher ordered his son to cover his US Marine themed t-shirt or be suspended. Dan McIntyre says that his son Michael has wore the shirt to school many times in the past and that he is a big fan of the branch of the US military. Dan McIntyre says that, “A teacher noticed the guns on the shirt.” He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun. Michael complied when the teacher asked him to turn the shirt...
  • Restaurant Owner Finds Dedicated Teen Walking 10 Snowy Miles for Job Interview

    02/26/2013 3:51:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | february 25, 2013 | lix klimas
    Art Bouvier, the owner of a New Orleans-inspired restaurant located in Indianapolis saw a young man trudging through the early morning snow and ice last week. The teen stopped to ask Bouvier — who owns Papa Roux Po Boys and Cajun Food– how much further it might be to his final destination and was told it was six to seven miles. “He thanked me and continued on,” Bouvier, who also goes by Papa, wrote of the encounter in a now viral Facebook post. “He could have asked me for money for a bus. In fact I quite expected him to....
  • Beretta May Leave Maryland Because of Gun Ban

    02/26/2013 3:39:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2/25/2013 | William Bigelow
    Beretta USA in Maryland is thinking of pulling up stakes and moving out of the state because of pending assault-weapons ban legislation. Beretta USA is a division of Beretta, the 500-year-old family owned company which won a contract in 1985 to become the standard sidearm of all U.S. servicemen, replacing the Colt 45. Gov. Martin O’Malley has offered a bill that would ban assault rifles and magazines with more than 10 bullets, meaning Beretta’s famous 9mm pistol, which has a 13 bullet magazine, would be banned. New sidearms that possessed “military features” would also be included, which means Beretta’s semiautomatic...
  • Jane Mayer’s McCarthyist Attack on Ted Cruz

    02/26/2013 3:38:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/25/2013 | Dan McLaughlin
    The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, in a pair of blog posts, served up the latest attempted Democratic Party talking point on freshman Texas Senator Ted Cruz: that Senator Cruz is the second coming of Joe McCarthy. (ThinkProgress coordinates with a predictable illustration for those too simple-minded to get Mayer’s point). As it happens, I have some firsthand knowledge of the subject of Mayer’s vague, thinly-sourced hit job. She’ll have to do better next time, because Ted Cruz is right about Harvard Law School in the mid-1990s. If she’d talked to more people, she might have figured that out. Here’s the...
  • Trayvon Martin family in NYC on anniversary [George Zimmermann's Attacker Celebrated]

    02/26/2013 3:20:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Trayvon Martin's family is marking the one-year anniversary of his shooting death with a candlelight vigil in New York City. Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, are scheduled to take part in an event Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in Union Square Park, along with their attorneys and others. A moment of silence is scheduled for 7:17 p.m. The 17-year-old unarmed black teenager was killed Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman after the two got into a confrontation. It took weeks before Zimmerman was arrested, and he has claimed he was acting in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 26, 2013

    02/26/2013 2:44:00 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Dave Says Sell the Stupid Cars, Love the Lovely In-Laws

    02/26/2013 2:31:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I’m 27 and married, and we have two kids. I make $90,000 a year, but we have $80,000 in consumer debt—$48,000 of which is in car loans. The rest is credit card debt. My wife’s parents have offered to let us move in with them so we can get out of debt faster. Do you think this is a good idea? Kevin Dear Kevin, If I were in your situation, I would not move in with the in-laws. You’ve got an absurd amount of money wrapped up in those cars. I’d sell the stupid things, start living on...
  • Justice Sotomayor reprimands federal prosecutor for racial remark

    02/26/2013 2:29:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/13 | Sam Baker
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor upbraided a federal prosecutor Monday for asking racially-charged questions in court. The justices almost never elaborate on cases they decline to hear, but Sotomayor took the unusual step of issuing a statement condemning the prosecutor, whom she did not name. She said the prosecutor "tapped into a deep and sorry vein of racial prejudice that has run through the history of criminal justice in our nation." The prosecutor in the case invoked racial stereotypes in questioning the defendant's explanation. “You’ve got African Americans, you’ve got Hispanics, you’ve got a bag full of money. Does that...
  • Whistle While You're Raped

    02/26/2013 2:22:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Freshman lawmaker Joe Salazar, (D. Thornton) became an embarrassing distraction for the liberal juggernaut in Colorado last week when he blurted out what he really thinks of the Second Amendment, the right of self defense, and the faculties of women in peril. Hint: His views are appalling. As backlash developed, Salazar offered a defensive, non-apology. Then, the liberal power structure went into a defensive goal-line line crouch to contain the damage. The whole drama offers a two act play: embarrassment, then farce. Embarrassment hit when Salazar argued women should be barred from bearing arms for self defense on campus. Debating...
  • In Denial Over 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/26/2013 2:18:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie -- to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader. Some of the film's defenders believe that the controversy robbed "Zero Dark Thirty," Bigelow, actress Jessica Chastain and screenwriter Mark Boal of well-deserved Oscars. Maybe so but maybe not; a number of fine films were up for best picture this year. But it cannot have helped that...
  • Army: GCV Needs to Be Big and Tracked (84 Tons!)

    02/26/2013 2:16:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matt Cox
    Army requirements officials are not backing away from the service’s plan to field a tracked Ground Combat Vehicle that could weigh more than an Abrams M1 tank. While a final weight hasn’t been decided upon, Army officials maintain that the GCV will likely have to be considerably heavier than the Bradley Fighting Vehicle it’s replacing to protect the nine-man squad and crew from the powerful blast effects of enemy improvised explosive devices. “It’s fairly easy for us to make a thicker underbelly plate or add a V-shaped hull to make the vehicle survivable, but what that does not address is...
  • Push to address climate change (congressional climate change caucus)

    02/26/2013 2:15:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DARREN GOODE
    A bipartisan group of former U.S. foreign policy officials, military leaders and lawmakers pushed on Monday for action on addressing climate change in poor nations, arguing it represents a major national security threat. **SNIP** Reagan administration Secretary of State George Shultz signed on, as did George W. Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Sixteen former members of Congress also signed on, many of whom took leading roles on foreign affairs and defense committees. Those on the letter include former Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), and former Republican Reps. Sherwood...
  • Environmentalism and Human Sacrifice

    02/26/2013 1:54:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, Bjorn Lomborg, the widely published Danish professor and director of one of the world's leading environmental think tanks, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, published an article about the Philippines' decision, after 12 years, to allow genetically modified (GM) rice -- "golden rice" -- to be grown and consumed in that country. The reason for the delay was environmentalist opposition to GM rice; and the reason for the change in Philippine policy was that 4.4 million Filipino children suffer from vitamin A deficiency. That deficiency, Lomborg writes, "according to the World Health Organization, causes 250,000 to 500,000 children to go...
  • Gov. Scott to Voters: Never Mind

    02/26/2013 1:46:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the Orlando Sentinel, "Scott made an abrupt about-face, embracing a three-year expansion of Medicaid coverage for about 1 million low-income Floridians that will be paid for by the health care law." Scott said, "I think this is a common-sense solution to dealing with this for the next three years where it will give us the time...
  • Obama's Game Playing Is Wearing Thin

    02/26/2013 1:30:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association: "At some point, we've got to do some governing. And certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." Really? Yes, really. He added, referring to the sequestration: "These cuts do not have to happen. Congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise." Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he does not consider himself bound by a duty of good faith to square with the American people. He has shown that he is unafraid to utter the most egregious distortions and...
  • Canadian Chris Hadfield is quickly becoming the biggest name in space travel

    02/26/2013 1:21:06 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 3 replies
    National Post ^ | February 25, 2013 | Joe O'Connor
    Bread is a bad idea in space. Bread makes for crumbs and crumbs make for a mess in zero gravity, floating this way and that, and so a Canadian astronaut hankering for a peanut butter and honey sandwich will leave the Wonder behind for us earthbound slobs and reach instead for a fresh vacuum-sealed flour tortilla. “A tortilla can be good for 18 months,” Chris Hadfield explains in a scene from “Chris Hadfield’s Space Kitchen,” the latest video from our man among the stars detailing everyday life aboard the International Space Station. The 53-year-old makes peanut butter and honey sandwiches....
  • 20 Of the Greatest Moments In the History Of the Republican Party

    02/26/2013 1:20:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | John Hawkins
    After focusing on 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party last week, it seems appropriate to point out some of the greatest moments of the Republican Party. 1) Emancipation Proclamation (1863): The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, issued an order freeing all slaves in the confederacy. 2) End of the Civil War (1865): Abe Lincoln guides the north to victory in the Civil War and reunites the nation. 3) Women's right to vote (1872): Republicans Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton write the text of the 19th Amendment, which is introduced by Republican...
  • How the Left Dupes Conservative Voters

    02/26/2013 1:18:42 AM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2013 | J. R. Dunn
    Too little serious conservative analysis of the 2012 presidential campaign has yet appeared. This is understandable. The results of the election were disheartening to the point of shock. The campaign defied all historical precedent, all commonsense interpretation... --snip-- In 2006, after two elections spent banging their heads against Bush's early popularity, the Democrats hit on the tactic of running Blue Dogs -- Democrats with a few surface conservative characteristics. One of the most important from an electoral standpoint was a good rating with the NRA, something possessed by a number of candidates, among them James Webb of Virginia. Although the...
  • Sequester-Sized Government Waste Can Go First

    02/26/2013 1:08:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | John Ransom
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel complained today about $8.5 million in cuts for classroom teachers in Wisconsin if the sequester goes through. The Fort Worth Star Telegram was more worthy, saying that the $67.8 million Texas will lose in education funding is doable for the state. “That's a lot of money,” says Star-Telegram.com, “but the state is scheduled to receive $4.9 billion in federal funds this year, part of a total school spending plan that tops $40 billion when local funds are included. What the White House is talking about is taking away less than a 10th of a percent of...
  • 10 Reasons I Wish George Washington Were Still Alive (Part 2)

    02/26/2013 1:02:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    To commemorate Presidents Day and Washington's Birthday, last week I highlighted the first four of the top 10 reasons I wish George Washington were still alive: 10) Washington was a role model for many, even as a youth. 9) Washington epitomized courage. 8) Washington wasn't afraid of public opinion or challenging the status quo. 7) Washington was a man of integrity and character yet just as human as the rest of us. Here are a few more of the reasons I wish Washington were still alive and why I believe the model of his life is still worthy to shadow...