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  • Nicolas Sarkozy ordered the assassination of Hugo Chavez

    01/04/2013 4:53:56 PM PST · by SteelToe · 27 replies
    Voltaire Net ^ | January 3, 2013
    The Venezuelan Minister of Correctional Services, Iris Varela, has announced on her Twitter account the expulsion of a French citizen known as Frédéric Laurent Bouquet, December 29, 2012 Mr. Bouquet (photo) had been arrested in Caracas on June 18, 2009, with three Dominican nationals in possession of an arsenal. In the apartment he had acquired, forensic police seized 500 grams of C4 explosives, 14 assault rifles including 5 with telescopic lenses, 5 with laser sighting and one with a silencer, special cables, 11 electronic detonators, 19,721 cartridges of different calibers, 3 machine guns, 4 hand guns of different calibers, 11...
  • Woman deported after winning Arizona casino jackpot

    01/04/2013 4:49:20 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 31 replies
    Yahoo news - odd news ^ | 01/04/2012 | unknown author
    Mirna Valenzuela took a trip to Tucson, Arizona’s Casino del Sol Resort with her daughter Zamira Osorio, and hit a $1200 jackpot win. But the lucky win turned unlucky very quickly when events led to Valenzuela’s deportation to Mexico. Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.
  • George Soros 'likes' Facebook with $10 million Investment

    01/04/2013 4:40:14 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 05 JAN 2013 | Louise Armitstead
    At last, here’s the sort of friend Facebook needs. George Soros, the legendary investor, has revealed he spent around $10.6m buying 341,000 shares in the social networking site in the second quarter. The new investment by the billionaire, which was revealed in a regulatory filing by Soros Fund Management for his holdings at the end of June, is contrary to move of other investors who have been rapidly “defriending” Facebook ever since it listed in May. Shares in Facebook, which was one of the biggest listing in history and one of the worst performing, have plunged by almost 50pc from...
  • FAIL of the Day—-Twenty-five Percent of the Journal News’ Rockland County Gun-Map not Accurate

    01/04/2013 4:28:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Rockland Times ^ | 1/04/13 | DYLAN SKRILOFF
    The intentions of the Journal News’ editorial board in publishing a highly controversial “interactive gun map” are further occluded by an inconvenient fact. According to Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato, in Rockland County a large number of the names and addresses on the map are not even correct. Piperato said, “I’d figure about 25 percent of the addresses are not accurate.” He explained that when persons change their address or pass away it is supposed to be reported to the County Clerk’s office, but the county has no means to vigorously enforce this regulation. Thus pistol permit and other permit...
  • Connecticut lawmaker wants names of gun owners to be made public

    01/04/2013 4:17:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 04, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Lawmakers in Connecticut – still stunned from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting – are moving forward with legislation that could make public the names and addresses of 170,000 handgun permit holders in the state. The measure, introduced by state Rep. Stephen Dargan, is the latest effort to clamp down on guns in Connecticut. If passed, the bill would reverse a 20-year decision by state lawmakers to keep the personal information confidential. The legislation would make the information fair game under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Dargan told FoxNews.com on Friday the measure was not intended to pit gun...
  • Sandy victim needs more than hugs from Obama to rebuild along Jersey Shore

    01/04/2013 4:15:28 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 04, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    After President Obama wrapped her in a well-publicized embrace, Donna Vanzant became the face of a promise of “immediate” assistance from the federal government in the days after superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast. But as Vanzant battled with her insurance company for the funds to rebuild her Jersey Shore marina, she had another brush with the commander-in-chief that left her feeling less confident in Washington's efforts. After sending an email to the White House asking for the federal government to make good on its promise to help, Vanzant received a form letter that never answered her questions. “It had...
  • Inmates using newspaper's gun owner map to threaten guards, sheriff says (Rockland County)

    01/04/2013 4:14:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/04/13
    Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger. "They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.
  • Dianne Feinstein wants to get to the bottom of torture depictions in “Zero Dark Thirty”

    01/04/2013 4:07:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 1/03/13 | Katy St. Clair
    **SNIP** “Investigators will examine whether the spy agency gave the filmmakers ‘inappropriate’ access to secret material,” a person “familiar with the matter” told Huffpo. Senate Dems say that the use of torture in this case is factually incorrect.
  • On First Day, Democrats Propose Eight Anti-Gun Bills

    01/04/2013 4:04:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/13 | Ben Shapiro
    With the left looking for its next big cause, Congressional Democrats have latched onto the Sandy Hook massacre as an opportunity to push gun control. Yesterday alone, eight new bills were introduced relating to gun control. Two conservative bills were introduced relating to ending “gun free zones” under federal law. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) led the way with four bills introduced. Her husband was shot to death in 1993 and her son was severely injured when Colin Ferguson, a mentally unstable black militant (he spent time in his apartment chanting, “all the black people killing all the white people”), shot...
  • Policy ace Michele Flournoy could be first female Defense chief

    01/04/2013 3:53:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 4, 2013 | Shashank Bengali & Matea Gold
    WASHINGTON — It's a long way from playing volleyball at Beverly Hills High School to being the most powerful woman in Washington, but Michele Flournoy could cap such a remarkable journey if President Obama selects her as Defense secretary. Flournoy, little known outside the world of military policy, is on the shortlist to lead the Pentagon in Obama's second term. She would be the first woman in that role. An inveterate policy wonk who first worked in the Pentagon under President Clinton and later co-founded a respected think tank, Flournoy, 52, has spent two decades climbing to the top of...
  • Multiple reports: Obama to nominate Hagel for defense secretary next week for some reason

    01/04/2013 3:33:32 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | Allahpundit
    The White House insists no decision has been made but The Cable, NBC, Fox News, and the Daily Beast all have sources whispering that an announcement is likely to come early next week. Trial balloon to see how Senate Democrats react?
  • EPA’s illegal human experiments could break Nuremberg Code

    01/04/2013 3:17:56 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 31, 2012 | Steve Milloy
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says no law empowers any judge to stop it from conducting illegal scientific experiments on seniors, children and the sick. That astounding assertion will be tested Friday, when a federal district court in Alexandria decides whether it has jurisdiction to hear claims made by the American Tradition Institute that EPA researchers are exposing unwary and genetically susceptible senior citizens to air pollutants the agency says can cause a variety of serious cardiac and respiratory problems, including sudden death. Although the lawsuit only addresses ongoing, purportedly illegal experimentation being carried out at an EPA laboratory...
  • ATF head, D.C. police chief challenged on selective magazine ban enforcement

    01/04/2013 3:01:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/4/13 | David Codrea
    B. Todd Jones, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Cathy Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., are being challenged on selective enforcement of the District’s ban on so-called “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” for semi-automatic firearms. This column will serve as a follow-up to an earlier request asking who authorized violation of the ban, after NBC’s David Gregory produced a magazine during his Dec. 23 “Meet the Press” interview with National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre. That request was documented by Gun Rights Examiner and sent to the respective...
  • 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. ItÂ’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 MaÂ’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! 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
  • 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, we’ll get it done by the end of January,’” Menino reportedly said at City Hall on Thursday. “They’re 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 Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve 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 I’ve 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 party’s woes in the minds of GOP leaders. It’s 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. O’Leary
    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 sister’s family, which includes three children.
  • Denny’s 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 Year’s Day, several on-duty plain clothes officers were dining at a Belleville, Ill. Denny’s, when a customer complained to the manager that one of the officers was carrying a gun. The Denny’s manager told the officer she would have to leave or put the gun in her car, as guns are not allowed on their premises. “It’s absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree it’s completely disrespectful,” Belleville Police Captain Don sax said in a KTVI Fox2 report. “I’ve never known anybody that didn’t 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 we’re 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 Obama’s 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 man’s 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 state’s Public Safety Committee, has introduced a bill that would make public the names and addresses of gun permit holders in Connecticut under the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Dargan’s 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 legislature’s 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 you’re 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. That’s 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 · 112 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 “I’m 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. He’s defaming the genitalia of gun owners. “If you own multiple guns or feel the need to possess a military-style...
  • Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s 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 don’t give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say, “We’re in Hawaii,” and that’s Christmas gift enough. But actually the present is from taxpayers, and it’s an expensive one. The total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s 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 nation’s 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 fate—beheading. “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. “They’d 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 didn’t. 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. Jackson’s 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 Gaza’s Hamas rulers, marks a renewed attempt by the rival Palestinian factions to show unity following a fierce Hamas battle with Israel in November and Fatah’s 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 déjà 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 don’t know where it’s going to go exactly; we’re still evaluating our situation,” Causey said. “We just didn’t 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 shouldn’t 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...