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  • YOUTUBE: Teachers Unions Explained (funny cartoon movie)

    01/14/2013 8:16:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-2013
    YOU WILL ENJOY THIS PRESENTATION
  • Take Action Now (Ruger Firearms)

    01/14/2013 5:14:22 PM PST · by 2111USMC · 34 replies
    Ruger Website ^ | Ruger Firearms
    <p>At Ruger, our motto is "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens." It is not just a slogan; it is genuine recognition that millions of law-abiding citizens use our firearms safely and responsibly every day. We are mechanics, doctors, teachers, police officers, firemen, nurses, factory workers, and every other occupation you can name. We are a vast and too-often silent majority ... and our rights are under attack. Make your voice heard too!</p>
  • Obama administration hiding info on targeted killings of Americans - senator (Ron Wyden)

    01/14/2013 7:22:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 1/15/13
    A US senator has accused the Obama administration and the Justice Department for not being “adequately forthcoming” with information on the targeting and potential killing of Americans suspected of terrorism. Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote an open letter to John Brennan, the frontrunner for the post of Director of the CIA, asking Brennan to provide Congress with the secret legal opinions defining the government’s capacity to pursue and kill US citizens suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by law...
  • N.Y. Assembly Speaker Silver: ‘We Are Going To Ban Assault Weapons’

    01/14/2013 6:31:50 PM PST · by FR_addict · 207 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 1/14/2013 | CBS
    ALBANY (CBSNewYork) – The New York State Legislature was poised Monday night to pass the first gun control measure following the Newtown school massacre. This as the vice president was set to unveil federal proposals to end gun violence on Tuesday. Albany lawmakers have reportedly ironed out the kinks, allowing them to enact new gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. Assuming the new bill passes — it was sent to both house of the Legislature on Monday night — it will turn into the toughest set of gun control laws in the...
  • White House tells Paul Ryan it won’t meet budget deadline

    01/14/2013 6:29:45 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/13 | Erik Wasson
    The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress. Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan in a letter delivered Friday that the budget will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law. ... Under the law, President Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution...
  • Magical Thinking on the Economy

    01/14/2013 6:20:31 PM PST · by Alex Baker · 6 replies
    Reality Bats Last ^ | January 13, 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    We have once again reached the debt limit and most legislators want to blast right through as usual. Obama says he doesn’t even want to discuss it. Those who want some spending cuts are threatening to block continued spending unless there are real cuts. That brings us to two ploys that are being considered by the big spenders. First, some are saying the President doesn’t need Congress for spending authority. They say the 14th Amendment would allow Obama to spend without regard to the limit, even though the constitutions says all spending must be authorized by Congress. Second, some say...
  • Can We Trust CNET Again After a Scandal This Shady?

    01/14/2013 6:19:27 PM PST · by nuconvert · 56 replies
    CNET, one of the Internet's first and most influential authorities on gadgets and tech news, watched its editorial integrity spiral out of control Monday, with staffers quitting and editors left to explain themselves in the wake of explosive new charges over its annual Consumer Electronics Show awards — a scandal, it would appear, that goes all the way to the top of its corporate umbrella, and could shake the entire ecosystem of online tech journalism.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-14-13

    01/14/2013 6:02:00 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-14-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Why Mali matters

    01/14/2013 5:40:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 01/14/2013 | GEOFFREY YORK AND PAUL WALDIE
    Where is Mali? It’s in West Africa, at the crossroads between the harsh Sahara desert and the more fertile lands to the south. The northern half of the country is bleak and arid terrain, dotted with several oasis towns, including the fabled town of Timbuktu. What is its geopolitical significance? Until recently, Mali seemed to have little geopolitical value. But its north has emerged as a haven for Islamist radicals who originally crossed the border from Algeria and then became a kidnapping threat in West Africa. One radical group, affiliated with al-Qaeda, became financially powerful from kidnappings and trafficking operations....
  • Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns

    01/14/2013 5:10:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 483 replies
    Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns By: Reid J. Epstein January 14, 2013 06:49 PM EST The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But...
  • Farrakhan Promises God Has ‘Execution’ Planned for America: A ‘Savage,’ ‘Brutal’ and ‘Uncivilized’

    01/14/2013 5:31:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/14/14 | Billy Hallowell
    On Saturday, the Minister Louis Farrakhan began a 52-week sermon series entitled, “The Time and What Must Be Done.” Originally announced in early January, the lecture series will air every Saturday at 6 p.m. CT. Intended to educate African Americans about building a better future and taking control of their destiny, it also has some seriously-apocalyptic undertones. For example — and like past sermons — Farrakhan’s introductory message had no shortage of anti-American sentiment, calling U.S. citizens “a savage people” while dismissing the country’s current culture as “wild, untamed, uncivilized, uncultured [and] unrefined.” America, he claimed, is referred to in...
  • Massachusetts faces $1 billion annual transportation funding gap, state report shows

    01/14/2013 5:30:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 17 replies
    Massachusetts needs an additional $1.02 billion a year over the next 10 years to maintain and upgrade its transportation system, according to a plan released Monday by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Transportation Secretary Richard Davey unveiled the 10-year plan for the state’s transportation system at an event at UMass Boston. “It is clear to us that what our customers are asking for is more,” Davey said. “What they want is more reliability, they want more services. We have to find a way to do this.” The plan would require $13 billion in additional revenue over the next decade, more...
  • Obama on Congress:‘They Order Me to Spend’

    01/14/2013 5:17:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Obama on Congress:‘They Order Me to Spend’ By Fred Lucas January 14, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – Explaining why he has no choice but to demand an increase in the legal limit on the national debt, President Barack Obama said at a Monday press conference that Congress orders him to spend money. “This is a matter of Congress authorizes spending,” Obama said. “They order me to spend," he said. "They tell me: ‘You need to fund our Defense Department at such-and-such a level. You need to send Social Security checks. You need to make sure that you are paying to care for...
  • Los Angeles police say 5 suspects arrested for hostage taking of 14 clothing store workers

    01/14/2013 5:12:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/14/12 | AP
    Five people were arrested for a brutal takeover holdup of a clothing store during which 14 employees were held hostage, including one who was stabbed and another who was sexually assaulted, police announced Monday. Three Los Angeles men are believed to be the gunmen who robbed the Nordstrom Rack store at a mall near the Los Angeles International Airport last week while two women were suspected of helping them after the robbery, Police Chief Charlie Beck said at a news conference. -snip- Troy Marsay Hammock, 29, of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and was being held without...
  • GOP congressman threatens impeachment if Obama uses executive action for gun control

    01/14/2013 4:36:03 PM PST · by Cheerio · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/14/2013 | Caroline May
    Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures with an executive order. Stockman warned that such executive orders would be “unconstitutional” and “infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.” “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement.
  • Here am I; send me! Volunteers available to protect our children

    01/14/2013 4:55:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | The Firearms Coalition
    With the NRA’s call for an armed police officer in every school, a debate has erupted over cost of such a strategy, but there is a much more efficient and inexpensive path to secure schools. For some reason the teachers’ unions, politicians, and school administrators think that teachers are somehow less responsible, less capable, and less trainable than those who choose a career in law enforcement, and that having anyone with access to a gun in school besides a uniformed police officer would interfere with children’s ability to learn. Setting aside those confused perceptions for a moment, what about those...
  • Mark Levin: If Obama unilaterally acts on raising debt limit he should be IMPEACHED!

    01/14/2013 4:54:52 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/14/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin explains why Obama should be impeached if he acts unilaterally to raise the debt ceiling: If Obama unilaterally acts – and I think there’s a fan dance going on here where his spokes-idiot Carney is out there saying ‘no, we’ve decided we’re not going to do this’ – if Obama, though, plays the role of Hamlet and in the end says ‘I have not choice, the Republicans are going to destroy our economy, our debt rating, all this that and the other, therefore I must unilaterally act,’ he should be impeached! Because that means Congress’ core power –...
  • Rush: Conservatives Have No Credibility with the Low-Info Crowd (shortened title)

    01/14/2013 4:52:44 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 14 January 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title: Conservatives Have No Credibility with the Low-Info Crowd Because We Don't Defend Our Own When They Come Under Attack BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: New Milford, Connecticut. Bill, thank you for calling. It's nice to have you with us. Hello. CALLER: Yeah, Rush. It's an honor to speak with you. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: Thank you for what you do. RUSH: I appreciate you saying that. CALLER: Hey, earlier you had talked about Obama blaming the Republicans on the debt crisis and on the money that's been spent. You know, since you're the head of the Republican Party, you...
  • Police Shoot Armed Man in Calif. Movie Theater

    01/14/2013 4:40:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    SAN DIEGO January 13, 2013 (AP) Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as police stormed in during a movie and shot and wounded an armed domestic violence suspect pretending to be a patron. The lights came on suddenly during a Saturday matinee screening of "Les Miserables" at Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain in northern San Diego and two officers who had been going theater-to-theater spotted their suspect among the approximately 15 moviegoers, most of whom quickly hit the floor and started inching toward exits, police and witnesses said. The suspect, Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, 20, at first obeyed...
  • Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah Winfrey: report

    01/14/2013 4:32:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/13 | AP
    A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
  • Magazine vs Clip (Video goodness for anyone confused)

    01/14/2013 4:29:00 PM PST · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | hickok45
    No, you are not a felon or a 2nd Class citizen if you call a "magazine" a "clip." It IS something you might as well get figured out, though, and correct if you want to have respect within the shooting community. It's just a fact, many will judge you as someone who doesn't know much about firearms if you call them "clips." I might still love you, but many won't. :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoSNHe413rY
  • State Rep. Lindsey Holmes Surprises Democrats, Switches to GOP (Alaska)

    01/14/2013 4:14:23 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies
    APRN ^ | 1/13/12 | Alexandra Gutierrez
    For six years, legislator Lindsey Holmes has represented West Anchorage as a Democrat. But as of Saturday afternoon, she’s a Republican. The announcement that Holmes had switched parties came after a two-hour caucus meeting, where members of the House Majority hashed out what the change meant and occasionally tuned into the NFL playoffs. It was unexpected, and Holmes thinks she’ll get a wide range of responses from her district. “It’s going to come as a great surprise to some people,” Holmes said. “I think other people will not be as surprised. I think some people will have sort of seen...
  • Does 2nd Amendment give right to armed revolt?

    01/14/2013 4:08:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 121 replies
    heraldandnews.com ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Joel Mathis
    The renewed debate over gun rights that has followed the massacre of elementary schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., has included scrutiny over why gun advocates believe they need a right to bear arms. Among the reasons: Many advocates believe that individual gun ownership helps preserve American liberty, making government fearful of trampling on rights of its citizens. If government goes too far, the argument goes, Americans have the right to revolt by force. Is that argument correct? Or does it belong to fringe gun enthusiasts?
  • Reid Downplays Chances for Assault Gun Ban, Filibuster Changes (keep calling!)

    01/14/2013 3:58:22 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told a Nevada television station Friday that the Senate is unlikely to pass an assault weapons ban or a radical revamp of filibuster rules. But the Democratic leader was optimistic about changes to immigration laws, noting that it will be the chamber’s top priority this year. In the interview that aired on Vegas PBS this weekend, Reid, a gun rights supporter, struck a pragmatic tone on gun control measures. “Let’s be realistic. In the Senate, we’re going to do what we think can get through the House. And I’m not going to be going through...
  • Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released...

    01/14/2013 3:52:33 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 October 2012 | By David Rose
    The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported. This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year. Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased. Some climate scientists dismissed the significance...
  • Egypt's Coptic Christians fleeing country after Islamist takeover

    01/14/2013 3:37:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/14/2013 | Richard Spencer
    Coptic Christian churches in the United States say they are having to expand to cope with new arrivals, as priests in cities like Cairo and Alexandria talk of a new climate of fear and uncertainty. "Most of our people are afraid," Father Mina Adel, a priest at the Church of Two Saints in Alexandria said. "Not a few are leaving - for America, Canada and Australia. Dozens of families from this church alone are trying to go too." Father Mina's church has an important place in the history of the Arab Spring. It was struck by a car bomb on...
  • Obama, the Constitution and a Permanent State of Emergency

    01/14/2013 3:36:05 PM PST · by Katechon · 16 replies
    January 14 | Katechon
    Obama's EXECUTIVE ORDERS against guns are coming our way. The Obama régime is declaring a war on The Gun, and they want this war to be PERMANENT. They want the exception to become the norm. Forever. That’s why a hot war is inevitable. Article 1 of the Constitution establishes that "the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, UNLESS when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it" -- but it does not specify which authority has the jurisdiction to decide on the exceptional suspension of the Constitution. Another passage of Article...
  • Hagel Allies Coordinate Smear Campaign Against Critics, Emails Reveal

    01/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/14/13 | Adam Kredo
    A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists are engaged in a coordinated campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to emails obtained by the Free Beacon. Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics, the emails reveal. The emailers targeted recent comments made by Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration National Security Council...
  • Border Patrol agents capture another group of Albanian immigrants(in South Texas)

    01/14/2013 3:32:55 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies
    KGBT ^ | 01/12/2013 | Sergio Chapa
    Four illegal immigrants from the tiny European nation of Albanian are facing deportation after being caught near Brownsville. U.S. Border Patrol agents caught the four wading across the Rio Grande River in Brownsville on Wednesday. The four immigrants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio on Friday. Judge Recio sentenced them to time served but they are now facing deportation. The group makes up a total of 16 Albanian immigrants caught in Brownsville since late December. Border Patrol statistics show only 38 immigrants from the southeast European nation were arrested along the entire southwest border in 2011.
  • Shale Gas Will Fuel a U.S. Manufacturing Boom

    01/14/2013 3:09:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | January 9, 2013 | Kevin Bullis
    Chemical producers abandoned the U.S. in droves. Cheap natural gas is luring them back. People predicting a manufacturing renaissance in the United States usually imagine whirring robots or advanced factories turning out wind turbines and solar panels. The real American edge might be in something entirely more mundane: cheap starting materials for plastic bottles and plastic bags. The plummeting price of natural gas, which can be used to make a vast number of products, including tires, carpet, antifreeze, lubricants, cloth, and many types of plastic, is luring key industries to the United States. Just five years ago, natural gas prices...
  • List of IRS Forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in late February or early March 2013

    01/14/2013 2:58:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    1/11/13 | email
    List of IRS Forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in late February or early March 2013January 11, 2013 Late on January 1, 2013, Congress passed HR 8 (Tax Relief Extension Act) which extended almost all of the Federal tax provisions that had expired at the end of 2011 and 2012. The IRS announced on January 9th that they will not accept electronic or paper returns before January 30, 2013, a delay from the original January 22nd beginning date. This is necessary to allow them time to reprogram their systems to comply with the changes included in the Tax Relief...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, January-14-2013

    01/14/2013 2:33:44 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 45 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
  • New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percent

    01/14/2013 2:32:31 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | january 14, 2013 | paul bedard
    An on-again, off-again move by the Obama administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study. But without a tax increase, said the Government Accountability Office study, the government's highway fund is going to go dry. One reason the fund is going broke: President Obama's push for fuel efficient cars has resulted in better mileage, and fewer stops at the pump. The GAO study...
  • Obama Authorized U.S. Participation in Botched French Somalia Mission

    01/14/2013 2:24:25 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 1-13-2013 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama informed Congress Sunday evening that U.S. forces were present in Somalia on Friday for a French raid to rescue a hostage from al-Shabaab. The attempt to rescue the intelligence officer who had been held by the terrorist group for three years went very wrong, though. One French commando was killed in the operation and another is missing. Al-Shabaab claimed that the commando is now their hostage. And French army consultant Denis Allex, the pseudonym for the intelligence officer, is presumed dead.
  • Mother Rejects Abortion After Seeing Baby’s Smile in Ultrasound

    01/14/2013 2:19:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    For decades, ultrasound has had the power to convey the beauty and reality of human life before birth. Conveying that power, the London Daily Mail newspaper today reports on the story of a mother who rejected abortion and chose life for her baby after seeing him smile in an ultrasound. Katyia Rowe was told her baby would never be able to walk or talk, but a real-time ultrasound scan showed him blowing bubbles and waving his arms, so she decided to go through with the birth. he died just 9 hours later, but she is very glad she chose life...
  • Our 2nd Amendment right: the militia is the key

    01/14/2013 2:16:10 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Alan Keyes
    Any effort to disarm the American people is unlawful. That is clear according to the "laws of nature and of nature's God" and the clear, plain language of the Constitution. Moves to disarm the people are unequivocally the benchmark of a design "to reduce them under absolute despotism." Despotism is Barack Obama's purpose and the purpose of any and all forces in our society who support his bid to render Americans defenseless. Some of his less astute supporters are already sighing aloud about the need for dictatorship. Others, less imprudent, slyly promote the notion that to secure ourselves against madmen...
  • Gunning for revolution

    01/14/2013 2:12:52 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Larry Klayman
    Since the fraudulent re-election of Barack Hussein Obama as president – the "mullah in chief" not eligible to be president as he is not a natural born citizen – he has thrown his weight around as if he were our king. First, virtually unopposed by a functionally dead Republican opposition, Obama rammed down the people's throats considerable income tax increases to modest and top income earners and small businesses, increased the capital gains and estate taxes and eliminated so called loopholes in the tax code – all to socialize the American economy by having these individuals and businesses "pay their...
  • Obama: No haggling on debt ceiling, can use executive action to tighten gun laws

    01/14/2013 2:12:30 PM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Foxnews.com
  • NBC: 'Big Differences' Between Obama's 2006 Vote Against Debt Ceiling And Today

    01/14/2013 2:05:56 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Uh, well, yeah, true, then-Senator Barack Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. But, um, you see, that was very different. Because there were, um, "big differences"—that's it! Such was the way NBC senior political editor Mark Murray sought to cover for President Obama today while discussing the impending debt ceiling vote on MSNBC's News Nation with host Tamron Hall. So just what were these "big differences," you might ask? Well, explained Murray, "in 2006 there wasn't this kind of big protracted battle over the debt ceiling at all. It wasn't a big issue . . . it...
  • Obama: I’m Nice to Republicans.. Doesn’t Stop Them From Blasting Me For Being Big Spending Socialist

    01/14/2013 2:04:33 PM PST · by Jonah Vark · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    During his press conference today Barack Obama played the socialist card, “When I’m over here at the Congressional picnic folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family. I promise you, Michelle and I are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. But it doesn’t prevent them from going on the floor of the House and blast me for being a big spending socialist.” Oh waah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3r-i8d3xfoo
  • My Turn: Gun Rights: Compromise is nothing but theft of a right

    01/14/2013 2:04:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    I think you need a little history lesson. In your editorial, "Common sense must prevail....", you use the phrase "Irresponsible gun availability," as if guns are just so much more available, as compared to the past etc. Did you know that prior to 1968, guns were advertised in the back of comic books, and various magazine, and sold in every hardware store and many department stores, and could be purchased by anybody, of any age, all you needed was money and a postage stamp, and a gun would be delivered to your door by the postman. Licensed gun dealers didn't...
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (Shut 'er down!)

    01/14/2013 2:03:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 1/14/2013 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit. "If the goal is to make sure that we are being responsible about our debt and our deficit - if that's the conversation we're having, I'm happy to have that conversation," Obama said. "What I will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the American people," he told a news conference. Republican leaders quickly reiterated their demand that increasing the debt limit...
  • The perfect socio-economic storm

    01/14/2013 2:03:21 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 1 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Donald Hank
    There is a perfect socio-economic storm coming and part of it is here now. Items 1-8 below are some of its components, which can be described as: Government-incited unrest, the rush to snatch our protection, government aid to the enemy, encouragement of unlimited illegal immigration (both parties), crime rising and about to spin out of control (thanks to the above and economic factors), and unprecedented fiscal irresponsibility that led to the demise of Detroit and a half-dozen cities in CA, and heading for a potentially cataclysmic downgrade of US debt. Here is an impartial list of the signs of the...
  • “We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation”, Obama Says, Then Misses Deadline for Sending Budget to Congress

    01/14/2013 2:03:16 PM PST · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    frontpage ^ | 1/14/13 | d greenfield
    But don’t call the man, lazy. According to Colin Powell, that’s incredibly racist. “The issue here is whether or not America pays its bills,” Obama said at a press conference on Monday, the last of his first term in office. “We are not a deadbeat nation.” There are so many things wrong with that… 1. In 2006, Obama said that raising the debt limit was “a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies”. Now failing...
  • A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell

    01/14/2013 2:03:02 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-14-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell Brett LoGiuratoJanuary 14, 2013 Earlier today, President Barack Obama almost dared Republicans to not increase the nation's borrowing limit in a White House press conference. "If Congressional Republicans refuse to pay America’s bills on time, Social Security checks, veterans benefits will be delayed," Obama said. "... Investors around the world will ask if the United States of America is in fact a safe bet. Markets could go haywire. Interest rates would spike for anyone who borrowed money." One analyst — Michael Feroli, the chief economist at JP...
  • Obamacare architect cashes out to sue insurers, using Obamacare

    01/14/2013 1:21:00 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013
    s it relevant that the man who helped craft Obamacare’s regulations on insurers will now make lots of money by suing insurers based on those regulations? The firm that hired him seems to think so. Here’s the press release: KEY OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JOINS MEHRI & SKALET, PLLC Former HHS Director, Longtime Insurance Regulator Jay Angoff to Lead Firm’s Insurance and Healthcare Practice as PartnerWASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2013)—After nearly three years at the Department of Health and Human Services—as the first Director of Obamacare insurance implementation, as Senior Advisor to the Secretary, and as a Regional Director—longtime insurance regulator and...
  • Activities for Gun Appreciation Day

    01/14/2013 1:47:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 January, 2013 | David Kopel
    Saturday, January 19, is Gun Appreciation Day. Americans are urged to “go to your local gun store, gun range, or gun show” and to show their support for Second Amendment rights. The blog Shall Not Be Questioned, which has long been one of the most influential and thoughtful pro-RKBA blogs, endorses Gun Appreciation Day, but raises some important caveats. In particular, many people imagine “that by going to the gun show, or by buying guns and some ammunition, they were making a statement. Folks, if this belief becomes widespread, we’re going to lose. Communicating with lawmakers is crucial at a...
  • Obama: Unemployed Pennsylvanians Cling to Guns, Religion...[Flashback to '08]

    01/14/2013 1:35:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    national review ^ | April 11, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Obama, at a fundraiser in San Francisco, describing voters in Pennsylvania: “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment...
  • European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice

    01/14/2013 1:30:47 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Shawn Sullivan is a fugitive and accused pedophile, and to some, he's also a poster child for a European judicial system that often would rather let criminals roam their streets freely than see them subjected to American justice. Nearly 20 years ago, Sullivan, who is now 43, fled to Ireland after being charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and molesting two boys in Minnesota. Sullivan, who had dual citizenship, was accused of assaulting two girls in Ireland in 1997, but fled to London, where police finally caught up with him in June 2010. Although he did time in Wandsworth Prison...
  • Number of female students seeking sugar daddies to pay college tuition doubles

    01/14/2013 1:29:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2013 | Olivia Fleming
    Nearly three thousand U.S. college students went online in the search for a 'sugar daddy' to fund their education last year. Georgia State University and New york University were the top two schools for female students to seek out men willing to fund their tuition, with Pennsylvania's Temple University following closely behind for third place. According to the website SeekingArrangement.com, 2012 saw a 58per cent growth in female students signing up to be 'sugar babies,' which the site describes as 'attractive, intelligent, ambitious and goal oriented' women seeking 'financial pampering.'