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  • Conservative Atlanta Pastor to deliver benediction at Obama inauguration

    01/09/2013 1:30:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal & Constitution ^ | 1/8/13 | Jim Galloway
    President Barack Obama’s second inauguration will be book-ended with prayers from the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the conservative pastor of an Atlanta mega-church. The Rev. Louie Giglio, whose Passion City Church just hosted a youth-oriented event that attracted 60,000 to the Georgia Dome, will offer the benediction – a duty assigned four years ago to the Rev. Joe Lowery. The invocation will be offered by Myrlie Evers-Williams, whose husband – a field director for the NAACP – was gunned down in 1963 in the driveway of his Jackson, Miss., home. Myrlie Evers-Williams served as chairman...
  • Former FBI agent missing in Iran photographed in Guantánamo jumpsuit

    01/09/2013 1:12:31 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 46 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 08 Jan 2013 | Barney Henderson
    Former FBI agent missing in Iran photographed in Guantánamo jumpsuit By Barney Henderson 8:44PM GMT 08 Jan 2013 The family of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran in 2007, have released pictures of him dressed in an orange jumpsuit like a Guantánamo Bay prisoner, as they continue to hold hope that he is still alive.
  • Same-Sex Weddings To Begin At Washington National Cathedral

    01/08/2013 10:51:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 08, 2013 | Michelle Boorstein
    Same-Sex Weddings To Begin At Washington National Cathedral By Michelle Boorstein January 8 Washington National Cathedral — the seat of the Episcopal Church, one of the world’s largest cathedrals and the host of the official prayer service for the presidential inauguration later this month — has decided to start hosting same-sex weddings. In some ways, the announcement that is expected Wednesday morning is unsurprising for a denomination and a diocese that long ago took up the cause of marriage equality. But the cathedral’s stature and the image of same-sex couples exchanging vows in the soaring Gothic structure visited by a...
  • Celebs Mangle Facts, Call for Wendy's Boycott Over ObamaCare Cutbacks

    01/08/2013 10:17:35 PM PST · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Liberal celebrities are piling on the Wendy's fast food chain, facts and economic realities be darned. Dan Savage, Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman are tweeting for others to join their Wendy's boycott after news leaked that the hamburger chain will be slashing some workers' hours due to restrictions placed upon them by ObamaCare. Too bad the trio didn't read the fine print - or look beyond standard far-left outlets like ThinkProgress. The worker cuts in question are only applicable to a handful of Wendy's outlets, not the whole chain itself.
  • Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera

    01/08/2013 10:14:38 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | January 8, 2013 | LINDA STASI
    Just call him Al Gorezeera. Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses. That would be two of Al Jazeera’s top guys: Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations, and Muftah AlSuwaidan, general manager of the London bureau. Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although his partner, Joel Hyatt, stood proudly with the Al...
  • Florida couple faces charges over home vegetable garden

    01/08/2013 10:07:15 PM PST · by krularebbe · 75 replies
    YourJewishNews.com ^ | Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:55 AM | Debbie Gross
    (Scroll down for video) A Florida couple faces hefty financial charges after refusing to give up their home vegetable garden, according to press reports in Orlando Florida. The couple's home vegetable garden which is located in the College Park section of Orlando, is on the cutting board again after the city threatened hefty fines if not uprooted this week, according to a group for citizen’s rights. Jason and Jennifer Helvenston announced that they are launching the "Plant a Seed, Change the law," program to protest Orlando's law against home gardens, saying it violates their constitutional right to peaceful use of...
  • United Way: No, we didn’t know about Dec. 14 Sandy Hook shooting in advance

    01/08/2013 9:36:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/12 | David Martosko
    The United Way of Western Connecticut said it rejects conspiracy theories claiming it knew about the Dec. 14 Newtown, Conn., school shooting three days in advance and leveraged that knowledge to raise money. “It’s preposterous,” executive vice president Isabel Almeida told The Daily Caller Tuesday, dismissing what she called a “flawed” Google search result that suggests her organization issued a statement of condolence — and launched a support fund for the victims’ families — on Dec. 11. That fund has raised more than $6 million, the group reported Jan. 4.
  • Sen. Graham Threatens to Block Obama's CIA Pick for Benghazi Answers

    01/08/2013 9:28:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | Wynton Hall
    In a statement released Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) telegraphed that he would delay the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan if the White House fails to answer questions about the Benghazi attacks. "I do not believe we should confirm anyone as Director of the CIA until our questions are answered," he declared. Mr. Graham said that any effort on his part to delay the confirmation process was not directed at Mr. Brennan but rather was meant to get to the bottom of intelligence failures involved in the Benghazi fiasco. Senate rules allow any United States senator...
  • Bissinger To Piers Morgan: Invite Alex Jones To Box And Show Up With A Gun (video)

    01/08/2013 9:22:44 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 29 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 8, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "It is pathetic, it is ridiculous that you are allowed -- I don't care what the justification is, that you are allowed in this country to own a semi-automatic weapon, much less a handgun," Daily Beast columnist Buzz Bissinger said to Piers Morgan on his CNN program on Tuesday. "But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing matc, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally, and pop him." After Bissinger made his bizarre suggestion, fellow guest Abbie Huntsman, daughter of John...
  • Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenya

    01/08/2013 9:20:40 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Poachers killed a family of 11 elephants in the biggest single mass shooting of the animals on record in Kenya, wildlife officials said today. A gang of about 10 attackers hacked off the elephants' tusks in Tsavo East National Park on Saturday, officials said - the latest sign of a resurgence of mostly Asian demand for ivory jewellery and ornaments. "The entire family of 11 elephants have been confirmed poached and tusks chopped off. All the carcasses had bullet wounds," the service said in a statement.
  • Morse, Waller predict legislative fight on gun rights (CO)

    01/08/2013 8:42:52 PM PST · by Washi · 8 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | January 07, 2013 | John Schroyer
    It looks like there will be a showdown at the state Capitol this year over the Second Amendment. Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, predicted in back-to-back interviews with The Gazette editorial board that there will be a political battle over gun regulations. “Absolutely, your gun rights are going to come under attack,” Waller said. “Word on the street is that there are probably eight or 10 bills that are going to go after your gun rights in one way or another.” He and Morse both said there will likely be bills...
  • ALLEGED SANDY HOOK COPYCAT Threatens to Target L.A. Kindergarteners

    01/08/2013 8:38:14 PM PST · by diverteach · 31 replies
    Tmz.com ^ | 01/08/2013 | Tmz staff
    <p>EXCLUSIVE The 24-year-old man who threatened to commit Sandy Hook type crimes in L.A. claimed he was hell-bent on leaving "dead kindergartners" in his wake ... yet he will not be prosecuted.</p> <p>Kyle Bangayan posted threats on Facebook the same day as the Newtown shooting ... and claimed he was targeting L.A. schools ... this according to a search warrant obtained by TMZ.</p>
  • Thank you, America: AIG mulls suing for insufficient bailout

    01/08/2013 8:16:00 PM PST · by chessplayer · 5 replies
    Here’s AIG’s entry into the series of suck-up commercials bailed-out entities have had to run in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. On one hand, I appreciate the gesture. On the other, the thank-yous ring a bit hollow, the sorrys are non-existent, and they’re always a little heavy on the triumphant return theme. Fresh from paying back a $182 billion bailout, the American International Group has been running a nationwide advertising campaign with the tagline “Thank you America.” Behind the scenes, the restored insurance company is weighing whether to tell the government agencies that rescued it during the financial...
  • UNTOUCHABLE: MF GLOBAL judge nixes group's bid to depose Corzine... (Drudge Headline)

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by former MF Global customers to depose the collapsed brokerage's former chief, Jon Corzine. In a written ruling in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, Judge Martin Glenn said the Commodity Customer Coalition, which had sought permission to question Corzine and other former MF Global insiders, lacked standing because it is not a direct creditor in the case. The coalition, a grassroots group led by Chicago-based commodities trader James Koutoulas, bills itself as representing the interests of thousands of traders whose accounts at MF Global were frozen when the...
  • VP Biden: Hispanics "the Center of this Nation's Future"

    01/08/2013 7:41:39 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan. 3, 2013 | Donovan Slack
    Vice President Joe Biden says the 2012 election will be forever viewed as a turning point for the Latino community, whose political and economic power is "just about to take full flight." "What's finally happened is the American people, the American people have finally begun to understand …the awesome potential, future potential of the Hispanic community," he said Thursday at a welcome reception for new Latino members of Congress. "...Now the nation -- and I might add the hemisphere -- understands the Hispanic community must be courted. Must be courted."
  • Alaska militia leader sentenced to nearly 26 years in prison

    01/08/2013 7:00:50 PM PST · by C0nservativeJunkie · 30 replies
    The leader of an anti-government militia in Alaska who proclaimed that "God's law" trumps "man's law" was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly 26 years in prison for a plot to kill government employees he portrayed as his enemies.
  • Lottery winner's death was blamed on natural causes — until a relative raised questions

    01/08/2013 6:27:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/7/12 | Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune reporter
    Urooj Khan had sworn off playing the lottery after he took an Islamic pilgrimage to the Middle East in 2010, but as he stood in a 7-Eleven near his home on Chicago's Far North Side this summer, he lost his will for a moment, handing over $60 to buy two instant-game tickets. After scratching off the second ticket, he leaped in the air, shouting over and over again, "I hit a million!" When Khan, 46, accepted an oversized check from Illinois Lottery representatives days later at the same store with his wife and teenage daughter at his side, he spoke...
  • Pro gun rally in DC weekend before inauguration?

    01/08/2013 6:15:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Trapshooters ^ | 1/08/13 | Rick Barker
    Has anyone heard of a big pro gun rally in DC, the Saturday before the class clown is inaugurated for his second term? **SNIP** Rush was just talking about it. Bulge. **SNIP** It was on the CBS news early this morning. They need something going on to raise the intelligence in DC that weekend. lol
  • NJ Liberals Introduce 18 Gun Control Bills Today

    01/08/2013 6:05:04 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 27 replies
    Conservative New Jersey ^ | 1/8/13 | Rob Eichmann
    Earlier today, in an abbreviated legislative session because of the Joint Session of the Legislature for Governor Christie’s State of the State Address, liberal New Jersey Democrats managed to introduce 18 new Gun Control bills in an effort to further deprive you of your 2nd Amendment right. While the exact language of some of the bills will not be available until tomorrow at the earliest, the remainder will be available next week; the titles of them are scary enough.
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