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  • Guns already allowed in schools with little restriction in many states

    01/14/2013 10:47:59 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    Open Channel NBC News ^ | January 14, 2013 | M. Alex Johnson, staff writer, NBC News
    With the debate over gun violence reshaped by the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last month, lawmakers across the country are pushing proposals to arm teachers in the classroom. But many of them may be wasting their time. More than a third of the states already allow teachers and other adults to carry guns to school. In most cases, all you need is the equivalent of a note from the principal — you usually don't even need law enforcement approval. NBC News reviewed the firearms and education laws in all 50 states...
  • REPORT: Assad Has Left Syria For A Warship In The Mediterranean

    01/14/2013 10:46:02 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-13-2013 | Robert Johnson
    REPORT: Assad Has Left Syria For A Warship In The Mediterranean Robert JohnsonJanuary 13, 2013 Russian warship sent to Mediterranean in July After nearly two years of conflict and 117,000 displaced Syrians UPI reports Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family have left the country and live aboard a warship manned with Russian security. UPI cites an Al-Watan report claiming Assad's family are somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea and that the semi-deposed president travels back to the country by helicopter for meetings and receptions. From UPI: When he flies to his embattled country, the president lands at undisclosed locations and...
  • Krugman: “Frightening” Lack of “Progressive” Economists in the White House

    01/14/2013 10:44:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said it is “frightening” that the Obama administration has never included progressive economists, who have “been right about everything so far.” “I think it’s frightening that at no point in this administration have there been any serious representation of what you might call the progressive economist wing, which is a pretty big part of Obama’s support,” Krugman said Sunday in an appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. … Krugman, a Keynesian economist, has long advocated for more stimulus spending, saying the $833-billion stimulus package of 2009 did not spend enough. …
  • MIT’s Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Running a “Global Assassination Campaign”

    01/14/2013 10:34:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    MIT Professor of Linguistics Noam Chomsky, a long-time left-wing writer and activist, told Al-Jazeera that he does not believe President Barack Obama has a “moral center,” and that he is running a “global assassination campaign” using drone warfare. “There’s some nice rhetoric here and there, but you look at the actual policies, they’re pretty shocking,” Chomsky said, speaking of President Obama. “The drone assassination campaign’s a perfectly good example. It’s just a global assassination campaign.” …
  • The Increasingly Execrable Colin Powell

    01/14/2013 10:33:26 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/14/13 | Quin Hillyer
    Jennifer Rubin does a nice take-down here of the increasingly despicable Colin Powell, who smeared his former party on Meet the Press by accusing Republicans of a “dark vein of intolerance.” Thus says the first black Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, the first black Secretary of State, the sometime mentor of the first black woman to serve as Secretary of State… all under Republican sponsorship. Thus says the back-stabbing lout who deliberately let the innocent Scooter Libby twist in the wind, and then get convicted, when one word from Powell would have ended the investigation. Thus says the...
  • Obama: 'I'm a pretty friendly guy, I like a good party'

    01/14/2013 10:22:59 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Obama: 'I'm a pretty friendly guy, I like a good party' By Justin Sink - 01/14/13 12:54 PM ET President Obama on Monday said his difficulties driving bargains with congressional Republicans had little do with the personal relationships he has with members across the aisle, instead arguing that partisan politics were to blame. "I'm a pretty friendly guy. I like a good party," Obama said during his press conference Monday at the White House. He joked that, "now that my girls are getting older, they don't want to spend that much time with me anyway, so I'll be probably calling...
  • Livery Cabbie Shot Over $8.00

    01/14/2013 10:18:58 AM PST · by Wiggins · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14th, 2013 | Natasha Velez
    A gunman yesterday prepares to shoot a Bronx livery driver over a measly eight bucks after the victim didn’t understand his demands, cops and the wounded man’s family said. Cabby Raphael Martinez, 54, of the Dominican Republic, was about an hour into his shift when he was attacked in his vehicle at 5:10 a.m. on White Plains Road and Lafayette Avenue in Soundview, a dramatic moment caught by the car’s security cam.
  • Detroit Man Says He Can Reveal Where Jimmy Hoffa Is Buried

    01/14/2013 10:18:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Marc Santia
    Tony Zerilli, alleged to be the underboss of Detroit's biggest crime family, is breaking his silence on one of the greatest unsolved crimes in American historyA man who federal agents say is a main character in the infamous unsolved mystery about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa is breaking his silence after decades of refusing to answer questions. The reputed gangster says the union leader was buried in a field in suburban Detroit -- about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen. Eighty-five years old and barely able to walk, Tony Zerilli never thought this day would...
  • McCain, vocal with reservations toward Hagel, won’t block nomination

    01/14/2013 10:06:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | January 13th, 2013 | 11:09 PM ET | Gregory Wallace
    Sen. John McCain, prominent among the Washington ranks who have questioned former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s suitability for the top Defense Department post, said Sunday he will not exert his power to block Hagel’s nomination. “No,” he told CNN when asked directly whether he would block the nomination in the Senate. “I plan to make a judgment as to whether I think he’s appropriate to be Secretary of Defense or not.” Each senator has the power to prevent a nomination from advancing to the floor, and one of McCain’s close colleagues, Sen. Lindsey Graham, has suggested he would put President Barack...
  • Burglars target homes of gun owners after addresses on weapons permit map published by newspaper

    01/14/2013 9:49:19 AM PST · by autumnraine · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/14/2013
    At least two burglars broke into a house in White Plains, New York, on Saturday and headed straight for the gun safe. This address and the owner's name, registered on a permit for legally held firearms, had been published on the controversial gun map published by the Journal News on December 23. The burglars couldn't open the safe and the property owner wasn't home. But this incident has led to speculation that the map is now being used by criminals for targeted gun theft.
  • Sources: (Another) Jackson brother may seek 2nd District seat

    01/14/2013 9:49:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Flannery
    Jesse Jackson, Jr., resigned from Congress last month and Mrs. Jackson herself confirmed on Tuesday that she will not run to replace him. Attention is now turning to 46-year old Jonathan Jackson, the third-born child of the famous Civil Rights leader. The New York Daily News first speculated last September that Jonathan might seek his brother's 2nd District seat. Sources tell Fox 32 News that Jonathan has discussed a possible campaign with local ministers and community leaders.
  • Obama: Some Gun Control Measures 'I Can Accomplish Through Executive Action'

    01/14/2013 9:45:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    "My understanding is the vice president's going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence," said Obama. "Some of them will require legislation, some of them I can accomplish through executive action. And so I will be reviewing those today, and as I said, I will speak in more detail to what we're going to go ahead and propose later in the week.
  • Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones

    01/14/2013 9:40:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 January 2013 | Last updated at 06:25 ET
    A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defense. The German defense firm used the high-energy laser equipment to shoot fast-moving drones at a distance. The system, which uses two laser weapons, was also used to cut through a steel girder a kilometer away. …
  • Even Liberals Now Are Standing Up to Unions

    01/14/2013 9:35:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 14 Jan 2013 12:17 PM | Ira Stoll
    America is approaching the point where the government employee unions are so powerful that even the liberals think they're getting out of control. It used to be that taking on public-sector unions was the job of conservative Republicans like President Reagan, who took on the federal air traffic controllers, or Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who passed a law curbing the ability of government employee unions in his state to bargain collectively. But it’s gotten to the point where even New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg—a mayor who favors tightened government restrictions on guns, tobacco, trans fats, and large bottles of...
  • Jesse Jackson: Assault Weapons Are a Threat to 'Homeland Security'

    01/14/2013 9:35:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013
    [Snip] “These semi-automatic weapons, these assault weapon, can only kill people and in fact are threats to national security. The young man who did the killing in Aurora, Colorado with the arsenal he had. He was right near the airport, right near the runways near the airport in Denver. He could shoot down airplanes. so this is a matter of homeland security… We need to make manufacturers more accountable for their product.“
  • Obama Dodges Question About His Own Vote Against Raising The Debt Ceiling (video)

    01/14/2013 9:32:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/14/13 | GOPICYMI
    Pres. Obama Dodges a question from Major Garrett of CBS news on his own voting against raising the debt ceiling when he was a Senator (January 14, 2013).
  • Rubio Outlines Bold Plan Giving 12 Million Illegals Legal Status

    01/14/2013 9:31:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 09:46 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is developing a wide-ranging immigration reform plan—including steps to give more than 12 million illegals currently in the U.S. legal status—in an effort to seize the initiative on a contentious issue that polls show is hurting the Republican Party with the nation’s rapidly growing Hispanic population. Rubio laid out the broad outline of his plan in an interview with the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, at the same time President Obama announced he would push a comprehensive immigration plan of his own this March. Surprisingly, both hold similar goals—creating a process in which undocumented...
  • Obama: ‘We need more revenue’ (a.k.a. tax increases)

    01/14/2013 9:24:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | January 14, 2013 | Felicia Sonmez
    President Obama kicked off the final news conference of his first term by renewing his call for Congress to approve a “balanced” deficit-reduction package that includes both spending cuts and new revenues. Republican leaders have said repeatedly that the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff agreement ended any discussion of raising new revenue and that in upcoming negotiations they would deal only in spending cuts. Obama made clear that he does not agree. He reiterated that he is “open to making modest adjustments to programs like Medicare.” “The fact is, though, we can’t finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts...
  • Is Chicago’s Out-Of-Control Murder Rate Connected to Its Sanctuary City Policies?

    01/14/2013 8:31:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/14/2013 | Bryan Preston
    There are no gun shops in Chicago, so they say, but murders are on pace to hit 730 for 2013. Guns are usually the weapons that the killers choose to use.Two teenage boys were murdered over the weekend, and guns were the weapons used by the killers. One victim, 14-year-old Rey Dorantes, was reportedly shot while sitting on the front porch of his home. Fifteen-year-old Victor Vega was reportedly walking with another male when they were approached by an armed man who opened fire, killing Vega. In separate incidents, four other people were wounded via gunfire, and all but...
  • BP lays out development plans in Alaska

    01/14/2013 8:13:55 AM PST · by thackney
    Fairbanks Daily News Miner ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | Associated Press
    An executive with BP Alaska says the company plans to add two new rigs on the North Slope this year. But Phil Cochrane says the company won't search for or produce new sources of oil. In prepared remarks to an Alaska Support Industry Alliance conference in Anchorage, Cochrane said the rigs will be used to accelerate production from existing reserves. He said it's a response to a state policy that discourages investment.
  • Why Scott Brown might run for MA governor, not Senate

    01/14/2013 8:05:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 01/14/2013 | James Hohmann
    It’s not often an ex-senator gets a shot at his old job just months after losing. So Scott Brown is widely expected to jump at the chance, running in a special election for John Kerry’s seat that presumably will become vacant within weeks. But there are compelling reasons for Brown to pass on what would be his third Senate campaign in four years — and he’s thinking long and hard about them. Topping the list: In 2014, he could run instead for Massachusetts governor, a job that Republicans have had much more success winning and keeping, as Mitt Romney can...
  • In Tim Scott’s Wake (Who will replace him in the House?)

    01/14/2013 8:01:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/14/2013 | John Fund
    Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Tim Scott, the newest member of the U.S. Senate, got a hero’s welcome from the groups meeting here for the South Carolina Tea Party Convention this weekend. Scott, who replaced Jim DeMint as South Carolina’s junior senator this month, has had a meteoric rise in politics. Five years ago he was a member of Charleston’s city council. Since then he has won a seat in the state legislature, and in 2010, he became the first African-American Republican elected to the House from a Deep South state in decades. Scott knows the cadences of Sunday preaching well....
  • Are you ready for Obamacare's 'Mandate Plus?' (Have you heard of the "late enrollment fee"? )

    01/14/2013 7:59:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2013 | Rick Moran
    Not a bug - a feature. Politico: _________________ The individual mandate penalties will be pretty weak as they are phased in over two years - only $95 when they start in 2014, much less than it costs to buy insurance. And yet, everyone with pre-existing conditions will have to be accepted for coverage right away. That's why insurance companies are telling the administration the mandate won't be enough for the first two years. They want more incentives - such as a late enrollment fee - to get healthy people to sign up quickly. Without getting the healthy folks in, the...
  • No Wonder Our Horse Won't Run (It's weighed down by a thousand-pound ObamaCare jockey)

    01/14/2013 7:55:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2013 | Deane Waldman
    The U.S. economy is a thoroughbred racehorse that has won every past race. Now, it won't run at all. The trainers (Washington) first tried the "carrot" approach. They tempted the horse with apples (TARP funds), but somehow, the apples never got to the horse. Then they offered actual carrots (bailouts), but the faster rabbits (banks) ate them before the horse could. The thoroughbred just stood there. The trainers switched to the "stick." They took away the horse's oats and hay and gave his food to a favorite animal (Solyndra). They removed the racing saddle (first position on GM stock), gave...
  • Seaway Pipeline expansion completed (150MBPD to 400MBPD)

    01/14/2013 7:54:28 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Enbridge, Inc. ^ | January 14, 2013 | PennEnergy Editorial Staff
    Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline Company LLC announced that service on the 500-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline between Cushing, Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast resumed today, with approximately 400,000 barrels per day ("BPD") of capacity now available to shippers. Service was suspended on January 2, 2013 so that the remaining pump station connections could be completed allowing capacity to be increased from approximately 150,000 BPD.
  • Parsing Piers (He seems to think the word "murder" must always be preceded by the word "gun,")

    01/14/2013 7:52:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2013 | Randall Hoven
    Piers Morgan is one of many people who seem to think the word "murder" must always be preceded by the word "gun," even though "gun" is not defined as an adjective in my dictionary (Webster's Unabridged, 1976). Here is what he said in his interview with Alex Jones."How many gun murders where there in Britain last year? ...It's actually 35 -- against 11,000 [in the U.S.]"A video of clip from that interview, as well as a good debunking of Morgan's statistics by Reality Check, can be found here.First, some straightforward fact-checking. Morgan said there were 35 "gun murders" in "Britain...
  • IN:Lawmaker sees support growing for arming teachers

    01/14/2013 7:50:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    reporter.net ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS — Republican state Sen. Jim Tomes says there may growing support for his proposal to train more school teachers in the use of firearms. Tomes, a gun-rights advocate from Wadesville, floated the idea of arming teachers in a December interview with an Indianapolis TV station when he was considering introducing legislation that would make it easier to do so. Within days of the story, he heard from teachers and retired educators in Indiana and around the country who supported the idea. “Two months ago, if we talked about this, we’d have been laughed off the face of the planet,”...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 14, 2013

    01/14/2013 7:43:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 37 replies
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  • "Vitamin C, Titrating To Bowel Tolerance, etc." by Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.

    01/14/2013 7:34:19 AM PST · by fishtank · 73 replies
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  • Gun owner listed on Journal News map has home burglarized

    01/14/2013 7:31:19 AM PST · by SmileRight · 28 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/14/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Police are investigating whether a White Plains, NY home break-in was the result of the homeowner being pinpointed on the handgun permit map recently published by a NY newspaper. According to a Westchester/Rockland Newsday report, two burglars broke into the home and went for the safe that contained the owner’s guns. The victim, a man in his 70s, was not home at the time. The burglars were unable to open the safe, and one suspect was taken into custody. The Journal News has been harshly criticized...
  • Detroit Betrayed: The Radical Wrecking Of An Iconic City

    01/14/2013 7:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/14/2013 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Sometimes it’s better to tell a story backwards, from end to beginning. This story ends on December 10, 2012, when President Obama traveled to Michigan—a state with unemployment over 9 percent. He made a stop in Detroit, Michigan’s largest city, which is bankrupt. There, Obama made the ironic boast: “You only have to look to Michigan where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America.” Of course, the auto industry, like much of the rest of Detroit, is in ruins. This is the...
  • ‘Lower the Debt Ceiling’

    01/14/2013 7:18:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 01/14/2013 | Editorial
    That is the headline on the 30th anniversary issue of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, which this morning is, as it has been every other week for the past generation, being savored among the savvy. The latest headline sits atop one of the newsletter’s classic editorials. “Since 1917,” it quotes its analyst, Charley Grant, as reporting, “the ceiling has been raised 107 times. Expressed as a compound annual rate of growth, the debt ceiling has risen by 8.4%, the nominal GDP by 6% Twenty-nine more years on this track and the debt ceiling would be the size of the GDP.” Grant’s...
  • Live Thread: Media Worship Obama, Masquerading as "News Conference" at 11:15

    01/14/2013 7:11:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 167 replies
    Cable news everywhere
    Obama the Anointed will perform what used to be called a "news conference" today at the house he is currently occupying. Various worshipers of BO will be in attendance, bowing their knees, folding their hands, and obediently repeating every lie he utters.
  • Technology draws bead on hydraulic fracturing

    01/14/2013 6:57:07 AM PST · by thackney · 21 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jeannie Kever
    J.R. Ewing never mentioned ceramic proppant on “Dallas.” Nor is it part of the plot in “Promised Land.” But that’s Hollywood. Drilling in the vast shale fields of Texas, North Dakota and elsewhere in the United States may not look much different from the drilling many people remember from earlier booms, but the technology used to break apart shale rocks – and hold the cracks open, allowing fossil fuels to flow into the well – has created a new wave of entrepreneurs. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing allow companies to pull oil and natural gas from dense rock formations by...
  • Mali Islamists counter attack, promise France long war

    01/14/2013 6:41:56 AM PST · by DeadFurrow · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:06am EST | Bate Felix and Alexandria Sage
    Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French warplanes on their strongholds in the desert north, promising to drag France into a long and brutal Afghanistan-style ground war.
  • Gowdy: “The President will not run roughshod over 2nd Amendment …”

    01/14/2013 6:35:42 AM PST · by Resettozero · 23 replies
    Lou Dobbs on Fox Business ^ | 1-11-2013 | Video Interview
    Video at link.
  • Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

    01/14/2013 6:28:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 174 replies
    Gatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates. In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012. Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 14, 2013, 6:42 AM Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian...
  • 2012 Brief: Coal prices and production in most basins down in 2012

    01/14/2013 6:09:31 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Wholesale (spot) coal prices across all basins fell during the first half of 2012 before stabilizing in the latter half of the year. Competition between natural gas and coal for electric power generation drove price declines in the Appalachian and Powder River Basins (PRB), two key sources for thermal coal, through the summer. Also, mild temperatures in the winter and high stockpiles at electric power plants limited demand for more purchases of coal in the second half of 2012. While spot prices fell across the country, the Appalachian and Powder River Basins were affected the most. With new competition from...
  • iPhone 5 PANIC at Apple? Demand is 'weak' (Liberals hit by Obama tax hikes...)

    01/14/2013 6:02:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 1/14/13 | Richi Jennings
    Reports say iPhone 5 demand is now half of planned figures. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is said to have slashed component orders. The pre-market stock price is falling fast, heading below $500.
  • Bill Clinton Shows Up at Golden Globes [Liberal Democrats attempt to claim "non-racist" mantle]

    01/14/2013 5:57:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/14/13 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Former President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at Sunday’s Golden Globes. Taking the stage, Clinton got a standing ovation from the Hollywood crowd that included stars like George Clooney and a very excited Lena Dunham. After the warm welcome, Clinton introduced a clip from Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." "A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives. Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue. I wouldn't know anything about that,” Clinton joked.
  • Obama Czar Rattner: Colin Powell Feels 'Hostility' From GOP Because He's Black

    01/14/2013 5:47:45 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Oh those racist Republicans. Did you know that they're hostile to Colin Powell because he's black? Yup, just ask former Obama car czar Steve Rattner. The Morning Joe regular today claimed that poor Powell "feels this hostility toward him from the rest of the party in part because he's a minority." Really? Colin Powell feels hostility from "the rest of the party" because he's a minority? The Colin Powell for whom so many in the GOP were clamoring to run for president in 1995-96? The Powell who actually won the 1996 New Hampshire primary—as a write-in!—after he had withdrawn his...
  • Current Gun Related Proposed CT State Bills: "Hi-cap" (10+) mag ban, One-shot only guns, etc

    01/14/2013 5:43:22 AM PST · by DTogo · 24 replies
    Connecticut Citizens Defense League ^ | January 13, 2013 | Foolish Politicians in Hartford, CT
    Current Gun Related Proposed State Bills:HB-5112 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS HOLDING HANDGUN PERMITS. HB-5165 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS. HB-5176 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER. HB-5179 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM OF THE SPECIAL LICENSING AND FIREARMS UNIT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE. HB-5268 AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAINTENANCE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE BY FIREARM OWNERS AND ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION. HB-5269 AN ACT INCREASING...
  • Clinging, &c.

    01/14/2013 5:40:18 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/14/2013 | Jay Nordlinger
    Remember when Barack Obama said that you boobish Middle Americans cling to your guns and religion? Well, if he confiscates the first, you’d better cling all the tighter to the second. * Once you’ve messed with one amendment, messing with the others gets so much easier. * The honest thing, of course, is to repeal — to repeal an amendment you don’t like. The Constitution has always allowed for that. Over the years, some people have wondered how religious Obama is. I think he may well have answered that question in 2008. He was speaking to a big-money audience in...
  • Bx. livery-cab shooting caught on surveillance tape (Bronx, perp photo at link...)

    01/14/2013 5:37:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/13 | POST STAFF REPORT
    A goateed gunman was caught on surveillance tape moments before shooting a livery-cab driver in The Bronx early Sunday morning, police said.
  • We're Not The Marlins, Dolphins Say, But We Do Need Tax Money For Our Stadium

    01/14/2013 5:27:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    wlrn.org ^ | 1/14/13 | Rick Stone
    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has an appointment with reporters today to discuss his plans to go after public funding to renovate Sun Life Stadium. The cost estimate is $400 million, says the Miami Herald, some of which Ross apparently hopes to raise from state and local government sources.
  • (shortened) Piers Morgan thinks a tyrannical U.S. government is ....(going to) nuke us all

    01/14/2013 5:20:01 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-13-2013 | Jim Treacher
    Piers Morgan has finally said something so stupid, it could’ve come out of the mouth of Larry King. Morgan is obviously still filled with helpless shame after losing that gun-control debate to Ben Shapiro, because he’s still coming up with stuff he thinks he should’ve said that night. That’s why, instead of keeping it to himself, he delighted us all with this: "America has over 5000 nuclear warheads. Quite hard to defend against a ‘tyrannical U.S. government’ with that kind of firepower. #GetReal" — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 13, 2013
  • Taking pot shots at free speech ...

    01/14/2013 5:07:23 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 14, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Anyone know what Vice President Joe Biden’s gamer handle is? Maybe “StandUpChuck” or “Amtrak1” or “NoChanceIn2016?” How about Attorney General Eric Holder (“Fast-
andFuriousUnleashed”)? Or Health and Human Services chief Kathleen Sebelius (“WhatsAGamerHandle?”). I ask because these folks led Friday’s session of the White House task force that grilled members of the video game industry. Three people who couldn’t tell “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” from “Assassin’s Creed II.” To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I could, either. (Is “Halo” the one with Master Chief, or is it “Gears of War”?) But I’m not the one accusing an entire multibillion-dollar,...
  • Riot Breaks Out At Housing Assistance Event In Metro Detroit

    01/14/2013 4:14:18 AM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | January 12, 2013 12:50 PM | staff
    An event designed to help assist Michigan families with housing expenses turned into a chaotic scene after there was a mad rush to collect Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. The incident happened Saturday morning at the Wayne County Family Health Services Center on Eureka Road, between Beech Daly and Inkster roads in Taylor — where thousands of people were waiting to get housing vouchers, many who had been waiting outside in the cold since the night before. Reports say the amount of people who showed up looking for assistance heavily outweighed the number of vouchers to be distributed. As the...
  • Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?

    01/14/2013 4:09:05 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://newyork.newsday.com ^ | january 13, 2013 | TIMOTHY O'CONNOR and MEGHAN E. MURPHY
    A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars' target was the homeowner's gun safe. At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Saturday but were unsuccessful in an attempt to open the safe, which contained legally owned weapons, according to a law enforcement source. One suspect was taken into custody, the source said. The gun owner was not home when the burglary occurred, the source said. The victim, who is in his 70s, told Newsday on Sunday that he did not want to comment while...
  • Ted Nugent: Obama's Gun-Control Plans "Psychotic"

    01/14/2013 3:51:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | January 14,2013 | Drew Zahn
    Rock legend and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent took the Obama administration to task Sunday evening for pledging to make gun control a priority, telling a radio host the president’s plans are practically “psychotic.”