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  • Shocking tape of Ohio teens bragging about gang rape

    01/04/2013 2:22:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    http://www.glennbeck.com ^ | january 4, 2012
    On radio today, Glenn reacted to the shocking video of some Ohio teens who taped themselves joking about gang raping a young female classmate. It’s another sad illustration of how morally depraved society is truly becoming. Glenn talks about the problem and how to solve it on radio today. TheBlaze explained: Last month, the New York Times published a detailed report on an alleged gang rape in the small Ohio football town of Steubenville. Two Steubenville football players, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were arrested on Aug. 22 in connection with the alleged rape, Deadspin previously reported. Months later, exactly...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Friday, January-4-2013

    01/04/2013 2:21:14 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 19 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks 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 Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Criminals to Journal News: Thanks For the Gun Map

    01/04/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 1/3/13 | Katie Pavlich
    Former criminals have one thing to say about the Journal News posting a detailed map of gun owners in New York State: criminals are thanking you for the help. Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service to their old cronies in the burglary trade. The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot...
  • Boston Mayor Says [Biden] Guaranteed...Obama Will Pass Major Gun Control Reform by End of January

    01/04/2013 2:06:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/3/12
    Vice President Joe Biden guaranteed that President Barack Obama will pass sweeping gun control legislation by the end of January, according to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. He said, Tommy, I guarantee you, well get it done by the end of January, Menino reportedly said at City Hall on Thursday. Theyre going to get it done. Menino, a leading gun control advocate, has been recovering from a myriad of health issues over the last two months, but said Biden has called him a number of times while he was in the hospital. One of the calls came after the Newtown,...
  • Ex-Burglars Say Newspapers Gun Map Wouldve Made the Job Easier, Safer

    01/04/2013 1:52:50 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jana Winter
    Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service to their old cronies in the burglary trade. The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need weapons know where they can steal them. That was the most asinine article Ive ever seen, said Walter T....
  • O'Malley's thuggish side

    01/04/2013 1:13:53 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 3, 2013 | Marta H. Mossburg
    Attention national media: You know Martin O'Malley, defender of the underdog. It's time to get to know Martin O'Malley, thug. The Maryland governor, widely rumored to harbor presidential aspirations, canonized himself in the progressive movement... during his many appearances on national cable TV news during election season as President Barack Obama's surrogate. But the man who says that we should celebrate diversity cannot tolerate those who oppose his political viewpoints. Here are three examples from the past year...
  • Picture of the terrible moment Obama was told about Sandy Hook shootings... {Title Truncated}

    01/04/2013 12:59:59 PM PST · by TSgt · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 January 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    This photograph, released by the White House on Thursday, reveals the terrible moment when President Barack Obama was told the shocking news about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The President, who has described the day of the shootings as the worst day of my presidency, is seen bowing his head and closing his eyes as John Brennan, his deputy national security adviser, informs him about the tragic events unfolding in Newtown, Connecticut. In the wake of the tragedy, the president has tasked his deputy Joe Biden with leading a task force to look at proposals to tighten current...
  • Great news: Federally-permitted lightbulbs a cancer risk

    01/04/2013 12:56:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Legislate in haste ... repent at leisure. In their haste to rid Americans of the unconscionable plague of perfectly safe if somewhat inefficient incandescent lighting, politicians in Washington have forced us to adopt more expensive technology in its place. Compact flourescent lighting (CFLs) are already known to be a considerable disposal risk, thanks to the mercury used in them. A new study reported earlier this week by Miami's CBS affiliate warns of an operational risk as well ... ultraviolet radiation that can cause skin cancers and even acute burns (via Katie Pavlich): Every time you turn on the lights, you...
  • Can a $1 Trillion Coin End Debt Ceiling Crisis?

    01/04/2013 12:51:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 01/04/2013 | Charles Riley
    What if the threat of a voluntary default by the United States could be erased by simply turning one tiny scrap of platinum into a coin? That's right. No debt ceiling problem. No bickering in Congress. No market jitters. The only thing needed is for the Treasury Department to mint a platinum coin with a face value of $1 trillion. Of course, this is not going to happen. Creating money out of thin air is hardly a solution. It could lead to even more concerns from those worried about inflation. Critics of the Federal Reserve's monetary easing programs would likely...
  • GOP scrambles to fix its primary problem

    01/04/2013 12:49:00 PM PST · by Bratch · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    The disastrous 2012 election and embarrassing fiscal cliff standoff has brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They have a primary problem.The intra-party contests, or threat thereof, have become the original sin that explains many of the partys woes in the minds of GOP leaders. Its the primaries that push their presidential nominees far to the right (see self-deportation and 47 percent); produce lackluster Senate candidates (Todd Akin has almost become a one-word shorthand); and, as seen most vividly in the last two weeks, dissuade scores of gerrymandered House members from face-saving compromise while politically emasculating their speaker.What to...
  • Thunderbird 2 flies again: The astonishing airship set to revolutionise haulage, tourism...

    01/04/2013 12:38:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/4/13 | Damien Gayle
    A radical new kind of airship funded by the US military is about to make its first test flight - and it looks uncannily like the Thunderbird 2 craft from the classic TV show. The Aeroscraft airship will carry three times as much as the biggest military cargo planes over thousands of miles, use a third of the fuel, and it doesn't even need a landing strip. It could also have major implications for cargo haulage, and almost everything now laboriously transported across the planet's surface by boat, train and lorry could within years be carried through the skies, its...
  • Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than those earning $500,000 under

    01/04/2013 12:26:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | january 3, 2013 | hayley peterson
    Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. Earners in the latter group will pay an average 1.3 percent more - or an additional $2,711 - in taxes this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent - or up to $1,784 - the D.C.-based think tank reported. Overall, nearly 80 percent of households will pay more money to the federal government as a result of...
  • New Haven immigrant's deportation case continued

    01/04/2013 12:19:42 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | January 03, 2013 | Mary E. OLeary
    HARTFORD Josemaria Islas, an undocumented immigrant from New Haven, had his deportation case continued for two months Thursday as advocates continue to push for the government to let him remain in the country through the use of prosecutorial discretion. Islas, who came here from Mexico, has been living and working in New Haven for the past seven years, contributing to the support of his sisters family, which includes three children.
  • Dennys anti-gun rift with police ends with apology

    01/04/2013 12:03:50 PM PST · by SmileRight · 76 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/04/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    On New Years Day, several on-duty plain clothes officers were dining at a Belleville, Ill. Dennys, when a customer complained to the manager that one of the officers was carrying a gun. The Dennys manager told the officer she would have to leave or put the gun in her car, as guns are not allowed on their premises. Its absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree its completely disrespectful, Belleville Police Captain Don sax said in a KTVI Fox2 report. Ive never known anybody that didnt want a police officer present in an establishment in a business...
  • (CT) Legislator seeks law reducing school pool hazards

    01/04/2013 11:56:52 AM PST · by matt04 · 13 replies
    A key state lawmaker is pressing for stronger pool safety measures in Connecticut schools following the deaths of 2 students in swim classes last year. The Hartford Courant reports that state Rep. Stephen D. Dargan a West Haven Democrat who is House chairman of the Public Safety Committee, is introducing legislation to establish a uniform policy on school pool safety to reduce hazards. The newspaper said its review last year found that safety standards in children's swim classes vary throughout Connecticut. They range from stringent requirements governing state-licensed organizations and youth camps to more vague guidelines in public schools. Manchester...
  • Cuccinelli: The EPA would do well to remember that were a nation of laws, not men

    01/04/2013 11:30:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:51 pm on January 4, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The odd-year gubernatorial election of what now feels like a solidly purple Virginia (dagger) could potentially serve as a bellwether of which way the national attitude is trending after almost a year into President Obamas second term, and conservative Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be facing former DNC chief Terry McAuliffe in what will likely be a pretty rough race.One of the items on which the Obama administration has already started moving forward in the more politically safe second-term-secured atmosphere is all of the regulations on which they were rather conspicuously holding back before the election, with the Environmental Protection...
  • Drunk passenger taped to seat during JFK-bound flight after ranting plane was 'going to crash'

    01/04/2013 11:29:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/4/13 | PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR.
    An unruly passenger who got drunk and belligerent on a Kennedy Airport-bound intercontinental flight yesterday was subdued by passengers and taped to his seat the rest of the way, according to witness reports. The passenger, who was on an Icelandair flight, drank all of his duty-free liquor on the flight, tried to choke the woman next to him and was screaming the plane was going to crash, according to passenger Andy Ellwood, who snapped the mans photo and posted it to his blog.
  • We Must Control the Second Amendment Conflict

    01/04/2013 11:22:29 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/4/13 | William A Levinson
    The side that controls the language of an argument controls the argument, and the side that takes and maintains the offensive controls the entire conflict. The enemy must then react to our actions instead of making us react to his, and continue to react until he is no longer capable of fighting. We are indeed at war with an adversary with whom good faith and win-win negotiation are not possible. Recognize Incrementalism for What It Is Incrementalism is the process whereby an aggressor who cannot achieve his entire long-term objective immediately will seek to do it a piece at a...
  • TV Anchor Gives The "Politically Incorrect Truth" About The Second Amendment (video)

    01/04/2013 11:17:31 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 65 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 4, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    WXIX-TV Tucson reporter Ben Swann takes a look at what he called the "politically incorrect" truth about the Second Amendment. In his "Reality Check" segment for the local FOX affiliate, Swann explains the true intention behind the Second Amendment. "This is where American history becomes very politically incorrect because the Second Amendment was not drafted for hunting, or just self defense from an attacker. The Second Amendment was put into place to guarantee the rights of the individual to be equally armed as military, both foreign and domestic, in the event that the citizenry might actually, at some point, have...
  • Electoral College Vote (No Mention of Objections?)

    01/04/2013 11:17:18 AM PST · by research99 · 34 replies
    CSPN ^ | 1/4/2012 | CSPN
    The Electoral College vote was just completed in Congress, following results of the 2012 election. It is available at CSPN's video library page Unlike the reading in prior years, there was no call for objections from VP Joe Biden at the podium! (About 20:00 in, is when objections could have been heard) http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Countin
  • Connecticut Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Publish Names, Addresses of Gun Permit Holders

    01/04/2013 11:11:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/4/13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Connecticut State Representative Stephen D. Dargan (D-New Haven), co-chairman of the states Public Safety Committee, has introduced a bill that would make public the names and addresses of gun permit holders in Connecticut under the states Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Dargans bill is in response to the Dec. 14th shootings in the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT, and also occurs as a Westchester County, NY newspaper, the Journal News, is drawing widespread, nationwide anger for publishing a map with the names and addresses of gun permit holders. The bill, if passed, would reverse the state legislatures decision, made...
  • Obama voters stunned to discover that they too are millionaires and billionaires

    01/04/2013 11:00:23 AM PST · by NCjim · 90 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 4, 2013
    Congratulations, genuises. Turns out youre rich! America: You break it, you buy it. Twitchy.com has more reaction as Obama voters get their latest, smaller paychecks. The next time an Obamabot complains about taxes, or rising prices, or falling wages, or anything else having to do with the money coming out of his own pocket, you just need to ask him one question: Why are you so greedy? P.S. Trending: #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek P.P.S. What. Happened? You reelected a lying SCOAMF. Thats what happened.
  • Unemployment Rises for Women, African-Americans in December

    01/04/2013 10:55:18 AM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    (CNSNews.com) Government unemployment numbers for December showed that while the general unemployment rate remained flat at 7.8 percent, unemployment for women and African-Americans rose despite an economy that created 155,000 jobs. Unemployment for women rose to 7.3 percent in December from 7.0 percent while the rate for African-Americans rose sharply to 14.0 percent from 13.2 percent in November.
  • Unemployment Rises for Women, African-Americans in December

    01/04/2013 10:40:48 AM PST · by NCjim · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 4, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Government unemployment numbers for December showed that while the general unemployment rate remained flat at 7.8 percent, unemployment for women and African-Americans rose despite an economy that created 155,000 jobs. Unemployment for women rose to 7.3 percent in December from 7.0 percent while the rate for African-Americans rose sharply to 14.0 percent from 13.2 percent in November. Unemployment among African Americans has remained quite high throughout the sluggish economic recovery of the past several years, despite the steady decline in overall unemployment in the economy generally. The number of employed African Americans actually fell in December a month that...
  • Colorado columnist: Assault rifle owners have tiny penises

    01/04/2013 10:29:39 AM PST · by Red Steel · 111 replies
    kdvr ^ | : 11:07 am, December 28, 2012, updated on: 11:39am, December 28, 2012 | Will C. Holden
    ASPEN, Colo. According to Todd Hartley, to enact new gun legislation in the U.S. would be to shut the barn doors after the horse has already gotten out. So in his weekly Im With Stupid column in the Aspen Times on Friday a column that Hartley claims is meant to encourage aspiring and current gun owners to seek less violent ways to make up for your shortcomings the Basalt resident is attempting another method of gun control. Hes defaming the genitalia of gun owners. If you own multiple guns or feel the need to possess a military-style...
  • Taxpayer Bill for Obamas Hawaii Vacations: $20 Million

    01/04/2013 10:25:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | January 4, 2013, 10:07 am | Keith Koffler
    Michelle Obama recently revealed that she and President Obama dont give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say, Were in Hawaii, and thats Christmas gift enough. But actually the present is from taxpayers, and its an expensive one. The total cost to taxpayers of Obamas vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more. During a time of budget deficits that threaten the nations security and its future, the Obamas have chosen to maintain a family tradition and vacation halfway around the world instead of finding far cheaper alternatives closer...
  • Miami-Dade Marine freed from Mexico jail says inmates threatened to behead him

    01/04/2013 10:11:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Miami Herald (reg.) ^ | Thursday, 01.03.13 | Tim Johnson
    Only days after U.S. Marine veteran Jon Hammar was thrown into a Mexican prison for carrying an antique shotgun into the country, gangsters in the jail warned him of his likely fatebeheading. They threw every threat in the book at me, Hammar said Thursday in his first public remarks since his release Dec. 21 after more than four months in prison. Theyd cut my head off, they told my family, he said. The gangsters demanded money to let Hammar, 27, remain alive, and the beheading threat was a scare tactic that harkened back to his tours of duty as a...
  • Off Duty Officer Who Saved Lives in Texas Movie Theater Shooting Deserves National Attention

    01/04/2013 10:01:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Big Frog 104 ^ | Dec 30, 2013 | Polly Wogg
    Off Duty Officer Who Saved Lives in Texas Movie Theater Shooting Deserves National Attention By Polly Wogg December 30, 2012 Just two days after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, another shooting took place at a movie theater in San Antonio Texas. Did you hear about it? I didnt. Why? Because no one died, thanks to an off duty police officer who shot the gunman. Sgt. Lisa Cuello Castellano, a 13-year veteran of the police department, shot 19-year-old Jesus Garcia after he fired several times inside a restaurant and a movie theater parking lot. She saved several lives and was given...
  • Santelli: 'This Whole Discussion Is Childish!'

    01/04/2013 9:59:40 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Top video at link, watch Rick go off.
  • Connecticut city halts gun shows in aftermath of school massacre

    01/04/2013 9:51:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/4/13 | AP
    <p>WATERBURY, Conn. The police chief in a Connecticut city has halted permits for gun shows, saying he's concerned any firearms purchased there might one day be used in a mass shooting.</p> <p>The Republican-American reports that Waterbury Police Superintendent Michael Gugliotti imposed a moratorium the day after the Dec. 14 killings of 20 children and six educators at a grade school not far away in Newtown.</p>
  • Jason Whitlock Compares Conservative Scholar Thomas Sowell to House Slave

    01/04/2013 9:42:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/13 | Tony Lee
    Controversial black sports columnist Jason Whitlock compared black conservative scholar Thomas Sowell to a house slave in a series of tweets on Wednesday. When asked what columnist he felt was closely related to Samuel L. Jacksons character in the Django Unchained movie, Whitlock tweeted, Thomas Sowell":
  • Fatah rally in Gaza looks toward unity with Hamas

    01/04/2013 9:42:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2013 12:30 PM EST | Ibrahim Barzak
    Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they were routed from power there by the Islamist militants in 2007. The rally, approved by Gazas Hamas rulers, marks a renewed attempt by the rival Palestinian factions to show unity following a fierce Hamas battle with Israel in November and Fatahs subsequent recognition bid at the United Nations. Abbas has enjoyed a boost in his status since he led the Palestinians successful bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations to a non-member observer state. On Friday,...
  • Politico Trashes Breitbart Reporting, Publishes Same Story Days Later

    01/04/2013 9:38:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/13 | Larry O'Connor
    After accusing Breitbart News of "terrible reporting" on the intrigue surrounding John Boehner's re-election as Speaker of the House, Politico ran a detailed article repeating most of the same facts found in our reporting. When editors proofed Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan's article titled "Conservatives rebel against Boehner" there must have been a sense of dj vu, as point after point reported at Breitbart was re-confirmed, this time with the stamp of approval from the Beltway Journo-list's favorite rag. Indeed, Sherman himself must have been a bit chagrined after engaging in a public back-and-forth on Twitter with his Politico colleague...
  • Lincolnton Furniture Company, praised for bringing jobs back to US, closes

    01/04/2013 9:38:33 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/4/2013 | Cameron Steele
    Lincolnton Furniture Company closed abruptly Thursday just one year after it was hailed by President Barack Obama as an example of the recovering U.S. economy. Furniture-making operations stopped indefinitely and only a few people will remain employed moving forward, company financial officer Ben Causey said. I dont know where its going to go exactly; were still evaluating our situation, Causey said. We just didnt have any choice at this point. The company was not receiving the orders it needed to sustain its operations, Causey said.
  • We're now one step closer to America's coming civil war

    01/04/2013 9:35:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 84 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/3/2012 | Arthur Herman
    The New Year has started with a monstrosity of a budget deal, one that proves that neither political party, Democrats or Republicans, is really serious about controlling the growth of big government. But soap opera dramatics about fiscal "cliffs" and sequestration shouldnt deflect from where President Obama is really taking this country. Consider this story from the Wall Street Journal a few days before Christmas: Thousands of people in several Argentine cities ransacked supermarkets for a second day in the latest challenge to President Chistina Kirchner, who is struggling to revive a weak economy...In the central city Rosario, two people...
  • Bloomberg: Blame pork, not Boehner, for Sandy relief delay

    01/04/2013 9:34:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    John Boehner got some unexpected support today over his off-again, on-again approach to the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Boehner has pledged to allow a vote on both bills, which probably saved his speakership, but not until after getting publicly blasted by fellow Republicans Chris Christie and Peter King. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a radio audience today that the ire was misdirected — and should have been aimed at legislators that exploited a crisis to fund their own hobby horses: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who previously declined to slam House Speaker John Boehner over Congress’ stalled Hurricane Sandy aid,...
  • What lies behind renewed tensions over the Falkland Islands?

    01/04/2013 9:28:18 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thu January 3, 2013 | Barry Neild and Dave Gilbert
    London (CNN) -- Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has again opened the dispute over sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, accusing the British government of blatant colonialism. Known to the Argentinians as Las Malvinas, the two countries went to war over the territory in 1982 after the then military government in Argentina landed troops on the islands. In an open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron and published in British newspapers Thursday, the Argentinian leader said "Britain, the colonial power, has refused to return the territories to the Argentine Republic, thus preventing it from restoring...
  • Cruz gets Blitzed (By the Wolf)

    01/04/2013 9:27:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/04/2013 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Talk about a reality check: CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer told tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Thursday that he has to "deal with reality" in the Senate and "can't be overly idealistic." In one of his first interviews since being sworn into Congress earlier in the day, Cruz told CNN that he would not have voted in favor of the fiscal cliff compromise, calling it a "lousy deal." "Look, it wasn't a perfect deal. Nobody was thrilled by it, but you got a deal with what's doable in a divided Congress like we have," Blitzer told him. The only reason...
  • IL:Demand for gun control surges, and so does demand for guns

    01/04/2013 9:27:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    chicagoreader.com ^ | 4 January, 2013 | Mick Dumke
    Illinois lawmakers advanced legislation this week that would ban military-caliber guns as well as magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. The moves came in response to the Newtown massacreand to the end of another bloody year in the streets of Chicago. They also highlighted the fact that Illinois is the center of our nation's confusing and contradictory approach to guns. Consider: 1. Chicago shows that tough laws and rhetoric alone won't stop gun violence. Chicago already has the most restrictive firearm laws in the country: handgun owners must undergo three background checks, take a training class, practice...
  • Why The Next President Will Probably Be Black Too

    01/04/2013 9:25:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 01/04/2013 | Ben Smith
    <p>If there is anything approaching an iron law of American politics, it's this: The next president will be a member of the same race as the current one. It's a rule that has held through 42 of 43 transfers of power. And there's every reason to think it will hold through the next one.</p>
  • Pelosi defends altered photo of congresswomen

    01/04/2013 9:19:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2013 11:53 AM EST
    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday defended an altered picture of Democratic congresswomen that was posted on her Flickr photo-sharing site. The photo showed four House members who were not in the original picture, which was taken Thursday when lawmakers were sworn in as members of the 113th Congress. They arrived at the Capitol steps late, and their images were inserted with a computer program.
  • Saudis top cleric warns against mixing of genders

    01/04/2013 9:13:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2013 11:37 AM EST | Abdullah Shihri
    Saudi Arabias top cleric has warned against the mixing of the genders, saying that any attempt to violate a strict separation threatens female chastity and endangers society. (Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz) Al-Sheik said it is forbidden for women to unveil in front of men, warning that this will destroy the morals and values of society.
  • Notre Dame Against the World

    01/04/2013 9:12:00 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 3, 2013 | NICHOLAS SPARKS
    Despite the Roland Emmerich film, I wasn't too worried about the Mayan End-of-the-World scenario, predicted for Dec. 21, 2012. I confess it was an occasional topic of conversation around my home. However, my five children all enjoyed the film, and more than one of them asked me what I thought about the possibility. My answer was always the same: "If the world does end, I'm glad we're going out with Notre Dame ranked No. 1 in college football. Because that's the way it's supposed to be." At my answer, my childrenranging in age from 10 to 21simply rolled their eyes....
  • White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'

    01/04/2013 8:54:27 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Michelle Bauman
    Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2013 / 04:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An online petition asking the White House to designate the Catholic Church as a hate group for its views on marriage is drawing criticism for generating unjust animosity. The petition reveals an underlying agenda, which is not simply to prevent violent crimes, but to stigmatize any disapproval of homosexuality at all and essentially to silence us, said Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. He explained to CNA on Jan. 3 that applying the hate group label to organizations that are morally...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM, January 4, 2013

    01/04/2013 8:45:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 128 replies
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  • Who else just got notified by management about the 2% payroll tax increase?

    01/04/2013 8:40:47 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 78 replies
    Supervisor | 4 January 2013
    Our supervisor just notified us that the accountant will be placing a 2% increase in payroll tax on our checks per the "Fiscal Cliff" bill. They lied to the American people and taxed everyone more. Where's the media on this? Liars, liars, liars, liars, liars. Oh, so what! The people who voted that party into office doesn't pay taxes anyway.
  • Obama Hugged Hurricane Sandy Victim and Then Sent Her a Form Letter (another sucka born)

    01/04/2013 8:33:06 AM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    President Obama comforted you and offered you immediate assistance. Since your encounter with him months ago, what has been your interaction with the White House? After his visit, I sent an email to President Obama. Many days later, I got a response back. It was disturbing. How so? It had nothing to do with what I was asking him. It was a form letter. It thanked me for supporting the troops. He made a promise to rebuild on national television, and I cant even get this money. Its heartbreaking, really. I did reach out to Senator Whelan, and I got...
  • Morsi in 2010: No peace with descendants of apes and pigs

    01/04/2013 8:27:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/04/2013 16:34 | (jpost.com staff)
    Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are a waste of time and opportunities as Arabs and Muslims get nothing out of engagement with the descendants of apes and pigs, current Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi asserted in September 2010, according to newly translated interviews published this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). In the first interview, aired on Lebanons Al-Quds TV on September 23, 2010, Morsi denounced the Palestinian Authority as a creation of the Zionist and American enemies for the sole purpose of opposing the will of the Palestinian people. Therefore, he stressed, No reasonable person can expect any progress on...
  • The New Years First Heist

    01/04/2013 8:26:06 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-4-2013 | Douglas French
    The New Years First Heist By Douglas French 01/03/13The high priests of the civic religion are very worried that people no longer seem to trust government. The law stands discredited. Once-hallowed institutions are under fire and losing status. People are openly loathing public officials. Movies, television, and best-selling books urge revolt. Most people dont bother to vote. And these priests wonder why. Heres an example of why. As the year opened, the House, Senate, and president all collaborated to enact the largest tax increase in human history under the cover of night on the first day of the year,...
  • Al-Jazeera seen as using Al Gore to bolster networks legitimacy in United States

    01/04/2013 8:04:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-4-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    January 4, 2013 Al-Jazeera seen as using Al Gore to bolster network’s legitimacy in United States Jamie Weinstein Is Al-Jazeera trying to use former Vice President Al Gore to gain acceptance in America? Yes, say some experts.On Wednesday it was announced that the Qatari-funded news station had purchased Current TV, the liberal cable channel co-founded by Gore, for a reported $500 million. Gore and fellow co-founder Joel Hyatt will join the advisory board of Al-Jazeera America, the network set to replace Current TV.Al-Jazeera, which currently has both English and Arabic language stations, is seen by many as having an anti-Israel...