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  • Just a handful turn out to watch Obama's swearing-in at Miller Auditorium (Obama FAIL)

    01/21/2013 1:38:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    M Live ^ | 1/21/13 | Yvonne Zipp
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- What a difference four years make. In 2009, a reported 2,500 people crowded into Miller Auditorium to watch history being made as Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president of the United States. On Monday, the auditorium looked very different. Just 30 people braved the blowing snow and unplowed roads to watch the inauguration ceremonies on a giant screen.
  • First Term: Food Stamp Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day Under Obama

    01/21/2013 1:23:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    During President Obama’s first term, the number of persons taking federal food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased by approximately 11,133 persons per day. When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the number of SNAP recipients was 31,939,110. By October 2012, the latest month reported, they had jumped to 47,525,329. That means the food stamp program grew by an of approximately 11,133 recipients per day from January 2009 to October 2012.
  • Living On Welfare in the U.K.

    01/21/2013 1:09:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    powerline ^ | January 21, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Welfare has become a major political issue in the United Kingdom. During the 13 years when Labour was in power, it seems not to have occurred to most Britons that Labour’s open-door immigration policy, combined with the U.K.’s liberal welfare benefits, were likely to lead to abuse. Now, people are starting to notice. The Sun, a tabloid published in London, is the U.K.’s largest-selling newspaper. It focuses mainly on soccer and celebrities, but its news coverage, to the extent it exists, can be entertaining. This story sounds like something out of The Onion, but it evidently is legitimate. The Sun...
  • Obama Becomes First President To Mention Gay Rights In Inaugural Address

    01/21/2013 1:09:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    TPM ^ | January 21, 2013 | Sahil Kapur
    President Obama on Monday became the first American president to refer to gay rights in an inaugural address, drawing effusive praise from gay rights advocates for his strong embrace of the cause and reflecting how much his views have changed. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” the president said, “for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” He invoked the Stonewall riots of 1969, a landmark event in the history of the gay rights...
  • Shooting range no longer welcomes Burlington Police

    01/21/2013 11:55:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    WPTZ.COM ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | WPTZ.COM
    BURLINGTON, Vt. —The Burlington Police Department is getting caught in the crossfire between Burlington City Council and Second Amendment advocates. A shooting range in Morrisville, Vt. is no longer letting Burlington Police officers train there.
  • Iraq scores its first oil find in decades

    01/21/2013 12:44:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon January 21, 2013 | Mohammed Tawfeeq
    Baghdad (CNN) -- Iraq's state-owned oil exploration company has made the country's first oil find in 30 years, an Oil Ministry spokesman said Monday. The company found at least a billion barrels of crude under the ground in a southeastern province near the border with Iran, spokesman Assim Jihad said Monday. The discovery in Maysan, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) south of Baghdad, is a "significant achievement" for the country, Jihad said. Despite vast reserves and reliance on oil for government income, exploration in Iraq has been hindered by decades of conflict.
  • (Livin' the "Dream") Four People Reportedly Shot Along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Route - N.O.

    01/21/2013 12:35:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Four people reportedly shot along Martin Luther King, Jr. parade route in New Orleans (CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - At least four people were shot Monday in New Orleans along the route of the city's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March. CBS affiliate WWLTV reports that, according to neighbors, gunshots rang out less than an hour after the parade passed through the neighborhood. New Orleans police responded to the gunfire at about 1 p.m. in the Central City neighborhood, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and LaSalle Street. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas was among those who responded to...
  • President Barack Obama takes ceremonial oath of office, heralding second term as president

    01/21/2013 12:29:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
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  • Scenes from Alternate Presidential Inaugurations

    01/21/2013 12:27:18 PM PST · by Marcus · 2 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    With President Obama's second inaugural address out of the way, with its combination of high sounding language and bitter, partisan combativeness, one is moved to wonder what inaugural addresses were like in alternate universes.
  • 2 Parades Mark MLK Day - Houston(Separate But Equal)

    01/21/2013 12:22:35 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 9 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 21, 2013 11:55am | Minh Dam |
    The Black Heritage Society is sponsoring the 35th annual "Original" MLK Parade beginning at 10 a.m. on the corner of Texas and Jackson in downtown. Glorice McPherson, event coordinator for the Black Heritage Society, said the festivities will include an awards gala, a health fair, and a groundbreaking for a statue of MLK Jr. Charles Stamps, chairman and CEO for the MLK Parade Foundation, said the parade will have two battle of the bands contests this year instead of just one, as well as the youth parade.
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Reign!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,January 21-25,2013

    01/21/2013 12:20:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
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  • $7.66 Trillion Of Stimulus In America From 2008 To 2012, Itemized (Where your money went)

    01/21/2013 12:09:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/21/2013 | Sam Ro
    The U.S. Government took some enormous steps and continues to take enormous steps to right the economy.In his 2013 outlook, KKR's Henry McVey points to the $7.66 trillion worth of stimulus as a reason to be bullish on real assets like real estate and commodities.From McVey:The United States is running an explicit reflationary policy of holding nominal interest rates below nominal GDP. Though this relationship was slightly more stretched back in the late 1970s, it is again near record levels. We are also dealing with far more liquidity injections by the U.S. government than in the past. In the U.S....
  • Obama gut-busting inauguration lunch menu tops 3,000 calories

    01/21/2013 12:04:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/21/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The ceremonial lunch President Obama and his former congressional colleagues are eating Monday tops out at 3,000 calories, according to a website that has tallied up the luxurious menu of lobster, bison and apple pie. HealthyFoodRecipe.net posted the full menu, complete with its calorie count, and said it was “unsatisfactory” to see such an unhealthy spread, given first lady Michelle Obama’s push for healthier eating. She has come under fire for the high-calorie counts of some of the state dinners she’s hosted at the White House, but other nutritionists have given her a pass, saying indulging on special occasions is...
  • BLS: Americans “not in labor force” increased by 8 million+ during Obama’s first term

    01/21/2013 11:58:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    As we officially embark into President Obama's second term today, let's take a moment to examine the new economic normal with which the voting public is apparently quite comfortable. While we've finally, technically fallen below the national eight percent unemployment rate we heard so much about during Obama's first term, there is a very significant qualifier in that math that communicates nothing really uplifting about where our economy actually stands: The number of Americans age 16 or older who decided not to work or even to seek a job increased by 8,332,000 to a record 88,839,000 in President Barack ObamaÂ’s...
  • The black president no longer

    01/21/2013 11:43:42 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, January 21, 2012 | Eugene Robinson
    President Barack Hussein Obama’s second inauguration was every bit as historic as his first — not because it said so much about the nation’s long, bitter, unfinished struggle with issues of race, as was the case four years ago, but because it said so little about the subject. Reflect for a moment: A black man stood on the Capitol steps and took the oath of office as president of the United States. For the second time. Meaning that not only did voters elect him once — which could be a fluke, a blip, an aberration, a cosmic accident — but...
  • Higher percentage of Connecticut small-town residents have gun permits than those in cities

    01/21/2013 11:30:35 AM PST · by matt04 · 9 replies
    If you live in a small town in Connecticut, you are more likely to have a pistol permit than a city dweller. While Bridgeport has the highest number of permit holders, several small, rural towns top the list with the highest percentage of their population having a pistol permit. About 170,000 people in Connecticut have them, and the number of individuals seeking them has increased in recent years. Attorney Ralph Sherman of New Britain, who has had a pistol permit for about 25 years, said he originally got his because he knew people who had awakened to discover a burglar...
  • The Economy Almost Always Does Worse During A President's Second Term

    01/21/2013 11:07:01 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | The Economists
    The Economy Almost Always Does Worse During A President's Second Term The EconomistJanuary 21, 2013The economic performance of American presidents tends to deteriorate during their second term THE economic auguries for Barack Obama’s second term are not good. By comparing the changes across eight economic indicators (GDP, industrial production, household incomes, house prices, unemployment, consumer confidence, stockmarkets and federal debt) during their presidential terms, The Economist has analysed the economic performance of all 11 two-term presidents since Teddy Roosevelt took office in September 1901. The first chart below shows that the average change in each of these economic indicators. With...
  • Does It Take Another Civil War? (Leftist Call For Gun Violence?)

    01/21/2013 10:52:16 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | Michael T Bucci
    Does It Take Another Civil War? Politics / US PoliticsJan 20, 2013 - 02:31 PM By: Michael T Bucci To think that twenty young children massacred in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14 would become catalysts to accelerate the continuing disintegration of American society was unconscionable on December 14th - and it remains unconscionable. While the nation fell into shock followed by grief, many wrote on the web, "Obama's gonna take away guns!" The narcissism of "2nd Amen" cultists is without boundaries it appears; to wit: the NRA rallies. The goal to divert attention away from those child victims of guns...
  • Obama Uses Newtown, Slams 'Name Calling' In Inaugural Address

    01/21/2013 10:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | staff
    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of Detroit to hills of Appalachia, to the twi-plains of Newtown know they're cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. That is our generation's task, to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty in the pursuit of happiness real for every American. Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. It does not mean that we all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same, precise...
  • Gallup: Obama Lowest-Rated Re-Elected President Since WWII

    01/21/2013 10:43:08 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ed Morrisey
    At first blush, the reaction to this Gallup poll is … so what? Barack Obama managed to get himself elected to a second term anyway, even with historically anemic approval numbers. But there’s more to this than just last November: President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents. Obama’s first-term approval average, like those...
  • Mr. President, Chicago's gun victims need you now

    01/21/2013 10:16:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 jan 2013 | Thomas Bevan
    Mr. President, please come to Chicago. In Washington on Wednesday, as you rolled out a slate of gun control measures quickly cobbled together in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, you said, "If there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try." If you believe those words, Mr. President, here is a heartfelt suggestion: Come back to your adopted hometown and personally host a summit that grapples seriously with the causes of — and crafts meaningful solutions to —...
  • Teed off: Golf star Phil Mickelson may bolt California over taxes

    01/21/2013 10:11:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 1.21.13 | Staff
    For golf legend Phil Mickelson, the low 60s makes for a great score on the links — and a lousy tax rate in his home state of California. Mickelson said “drastic changes” are ahead for him due to federal and California state tax increases that have pushed his tax rate to what he figures adds up to “62, 63 percent.” The left-hander will talk more about his plans — possibly moving out of California or even retiring altogether — before his hometown Farmers Insurance Open, the San Diego-area event that begins Thursday at Torrey Pines.
  • Teenager Reportedly Used AR-15 to Kill Five in New Mexico

    01/21/2013 9:51:47 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 53 replies
    FoxNews, via Yahoo ^ | 20 JAN 2013 | Connor Simpson
    <p>A 15-year-old was arrested Sunday for killing a family just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico Saturday evening using the weapon that's dominated much of the gun control conversation -- the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.</p> <p>An unidentified 15-year-old was arrested and charged for killing all five people. Several weapons were found inside the house, including a military style assault rifle.</p>
  • Governor Cuomo: Dishonesty is not Enough

    01/21/2013 9:43:21 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/13 | William A Levinson
    New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, and his predecessor Eliot Spitzer (aka Emperor's Club VIP Client 9), are well known for their dishonesty and lack of integrity. As shown by their own state government's Web site, both fomented malicious, groundless, and frivolous lawsuits whose sole purpose was to harass law-abiding gun manufacturers. The failure of Cuomo's latest anti-gun legislation to exempt police officers proves him incompetent, and amendment of the law to exempt police officers reinforces his dishonesty even further. Malicious Lawsuits Against the Gun Industry Client 9, along with then-HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, are on record as orchestrating frivolous and...
  • Trent Cole jilts Pa. expo over 'sporting rifle' ban

    01/21/2013 9:36:40 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/21/2013 | Peter Mucha,
    Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, a major hunting enthusiast, is snubbing a Pennsylvania sports expo because it has banned sales of certain rifles variously described as "modern sporting rifles," "tactical rifles" or "assault weapons." Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, scheduled for Feb. 2 to 10 in Harrisburg, bills itself as "THE Sportsman Show," and was expected to draw about 200,000 visitors and feature 1,200 exhibitors. Many sportsmen, however, seem to be upset that the show's organizers have failed to fully support the constitutional right to bear arms. "Hordes of hunting industry manufacturers and TV personalities are thumbing their noses at...
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/21/2013 9:35:32 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | January 21, 2013 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislation to provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants is gaining political support in New York a year after the idea withered in Albany and Washington.
  • Exclusive: Mark Levin's Inaugural Day Message— Fight!

    01/21/2013 9:26:34 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    As President Barack Obama prepares for his inauguration, Breitbart News sat down with radio talk show host Mark Levin, the bestselling author of the blockbusters Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, Men in Black, and Rescuing Sprite. Levin painted a stark picture of the reality facing the country – the rise of tyranny – but he also offered hope in one word: “fight.” “I don’t think Obama knows exactly what he’s going to go for in his second term,” Levin said, "as he will look for opportunities to exploit as events unfold. I am sure they've drawn up a partial a list,...
  • Full text: President Obama’s inaugural address

    01/21/2013 9:14:07 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC
  • Why nothing the president says matters anymore

    01/21/2013 9:08:29 AM PST · by NCjim · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    The ennui that hangs over the second inauguration of President Obama like a thick blanket of fog is not simply a function of Republican weariness and wariness after four years of fights with the president. Democrats too are less than thrilled on this august occasion. As my colleague Dana Milbank put it, Obama’s agenda looks “little.” The certitude that he will accomplish significant things is nowhere to be found. Those who made the case for his reelection seem almost wistful. The Post editorial board writes, “We hope, given the opportunity, he will rededicate himself to being a president who is...
  • Is Chuck Hagel a George Soros Plant? We Look At the Evidence

    01/21/2013 9:03:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/20/13 | http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/20/is-chuck-hagel-a-george-soros-plant-we-look-at-the-eviden
    Could Chuck Hagel, the man President Obama wants to become Secretary of Defense, secretly be a pawn of George Soros? It is a question that liberals would not bear hearing, and one that many conservatives, no doubt, would not bear going unanswered. And indeed, evidence has come to light suggesting that the answer to this question may incline toward the positive. Specifically, a recent report by Aaron Klein of KleinOnline suggests the following about the would-be defense secretary: Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary, serves on the board of a George Soros-funded group that advocates a...
  • On Morning Joe: Why Can't Obama Use His 'Super-Brain' to Make Washington Work?

    01/21/2013 9:00:08 AM PST · by chessplayer · 23 replies
    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd spoke in such illustrious language about the "brilliant" president and his "super-brain" that she even bowled over Obama fan Mika Brzezinski who exclaimed: "Now that's love!" Appearing on the Monday edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Dowd predicted that "five years from now" the Morning Joe crew will be gushing about Obama's "brilliant political memoir" but then lamented that they would look back and ask: "Why couldn't he have applied that super-brain to Washington and gotten it to work better?"
  • Neutral Austria votes to keep military draft

    01/21/2013 8:59:40 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 20, 2013 | Georgina Prodhan
    Austrians voted to keep military conscription on Sunday, bucking a trend towards replacing conscripts with professional armies in Western Europe that began with the end of the Cold War. The neutral Alpine nation that once stood at the frontier between the Warsaw Pact and NATO voted 60 percent in favor of maintaining the draft, which is seen as binding civil society to the military and instilling a sense of citizenship in young men. The result is a blow to Chancellor Werner Faymann's Social Democrats, who had argued a smaller, professional force would be more suited to modern military reality, more...
  • Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’

    01/21/2013 8:46:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’ In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos during ABC’s special inauguration day coverage this morning, former Secretary of State Colin Powell lashed out at people in the Republican Party who spent the last four years spreading “birther nonsense” and other “things that demonize the president,” calling on GOP leaders to denounce such talk — publicly. “Republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. I mean, why aren’t Republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and all these other...
  • Alberta's royalty regime to take steep hit as oil prices sputter, energy minister warns

    01/21/2013 8:38:28 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | JANUARY 21, 2013 | CHRIS VARCOE
    The steep price discount facing Alberta crude is jeopardizing the Redford government’s projection of collecting $10 billion in bitumen revenue by 2014-15, as fewer oilsands projects are expected to graduate into paying higher royalties in the short term, says Energy Minister Ken Hughes. In last spring’s budget, the Tory government predicted it would collect a gusher from the province’s 108 oilsands projects, with bitumen royalties hitting $5.7 billion this year and climbing by an average of 32 per cent in each of the following two years — driven by rising production and expectations of higher commodity prices. Rising prices would...
  • The Obama Inauguration Brought To You By Corporations and Unions

    01/21/2013 8:35:27 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Obama's 2009 inauguration was bolstered by the feelings of "hope and change" that boosted the President to electoral victory. His official inauguration committee eschewed corporate donations back then, but times have changed dramatically. The Presidential Inauguration Committee set a goal of raising $50 million for Barack Obama's second inauguration, but have turned to big corporations and big labor unions in order to make it there. AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Microsoft and Coca-Cola are all on the official list of inauguration donors this year. Joining those corporations are the American Federation of Government Employees, the American Postal Workers Union, the...
  • Overseas dangers don’t deter oil workers

    01/21/2013 8:32:37 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 21, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    The hostage crisis in Algeria has highlighted the dangers of working for oil companies in some of the world’s most volatile regions but isn’t likely to stop the stream of young workers seeking the money and career growth prospects of the frontier posts. In those assignments, an up-and-coming engineer or manager can take on the most responsibility and get credit for big gains, said Steve Newton, managing director of executive recruiting firm Russell Reynolds Associates. While such posts also come with high pay and a likely track to long-term career success, they can be in dangerous places, some of which...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 21,2013

    01/21/2013 8:10:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
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  • The Most Likely Cause Of The Next Recession...

    01/21/2013 8:08:21 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    The Most Likely Cause Of The Next Recession... Joe WeisenthalJanuary 21,2013 Bill McBride at Calculated Risk has a great post up about the difficulty of recession forecasting. One difficulty is incentives. Many on Wall Street have a persistent incentive towards optimism. On the other hand, blog/media pundits have more of a pessimism bias, since bad news sells. McBride himself, who called the downturn and the upturn, writes: "Now one of my blogging goals is to see if I can get lucky again and call the next recession correctly." So what will cause the next recession? McBride thinks there are three...
  • Gallup: Obama's 1st-Term Approval Rating Among Lowest Of Post-WWII Presidents

    01/21/2013 7:41:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | January 21,2013 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama averaged a 49.1 percent job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents, according to a new Gallup poll.
  • DC lowers turnout projections for inauguration (Obama FAIL)

    01/21/2013 7:38:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 1/21/13 | ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON — District of Columbia officials have lowered their turnout estimate for Monday's presidential inauguration. The district's homeland security director, Chris Geldart, said Sunday that officials now expect between 500,000 and 700,000 people to attend.
  • Tom Brokaw v. Founding Fathers

    01/21/2013 7:32:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-21-13 | Thomas Lifson
    Thursday Jan 17, Tom Brokaw was given time on MSNBC to tell the Founding Fathers the self-evident truths they laid their lives on the line for are farfetched. Are we lucky, or what? Our talking heads know so much more than the men who pledged their lives, their sacred honor to free us from the tyranny of Kings and establish real freedom. Brokaw spoke with Andrea Mitchell. He aimed his remarks at people who believe in the Constitution by saying, in a scholarly formal tone (which passes for derision in his circles), that 2nd Amendment types who say the Amendment...
  • Newsweek Editor Calls Obama "sort of God" - Literally

    01/21/2013 7:29:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | newsbusters
    June 6, 2009: "Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama's had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the bad guys. And he he has a very different job from Reagan was all about America, and he talked about it. Obama is 'we are above that now.' We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something - I mean, in a way Obama's standing above the country, above above the world, he's sort of God." "Yeah,"...
  • Eric Holder Displays Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Gun Control

    01/21/2013 7:28:11 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    While Holder prepares to use all the powers of the Department of Justice and ATF to push through President Obama's new gun control agenda, he is more than happy to ignore Operation Fast and Furious. As a reminder, this was the DOJ program that allowed the deliberate trafficking of military style assault AK-47s to violent Mexican drug cartels south of the border. Let's not forget Holder has not only refused to cooperate with Congress when it comes to turning over documents about the lethal scandal (death toll is 400 people and counting), he's asked a court to indefinitely hold documents...
  • Equality’s Next Victims: Transgendering Our Children

    01/21/2013 7:12:38 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    TFP ^ | 1/18/2013 | James Bascom
    “We can do wonders if we get them early.” — Dr. Norman Spack, director of Gender Management Service at Boston Children’s Hospital After decades of relentless activism, propaganda, and indoctrination, the general public associates homosexuality not with the lewd scenes of a 1970s drag march, but the Hollywood image of a mild-mannered, hardworking same-sex couple that simply wants “equality” and “tolerance.” This politically correct myth obscures reality. As the gears of the sexual revolution grind on, the homosexual movement seeks nothing less than the complete rejection of Natural and Divine Moral Law, the elimination of the natural differences and complementarities...
  • Who Really Owns the U.S. National Debt?

    01/21/2013 7:07:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/21/2013 | Political Calculations
    Today, we're taking a preliminary look at just who owns all the debt issued by the U.S. federal government through 30 September 2012 - the end of the U.S. government's fiscal year. Our chart below visualizes what we found.The information presented in our chart above is preliminary, as the U.S. Treasury typically revises its foreign entity debt ownership data in March of each year. Overall, U.S. entities own just 65.8% of all debt issued by the U.S. federal government. Ranking the major U.S. entities from low to high, we find that: The U.S. government's military retirement fund owns 2.4%...
  • Who was the white jihadi? Algerian forces find 'two Canadians and at least one Frenchman'

    01/21/2013 6:59:22 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2013 | Peter Allen and Nabila Ramdani
    Canadian passports found on badly burned bodies of two insurgents. One Frenchman among the terrorists... Some of the gunmen 'given short-term contracts by the oil and gas giant'. Attackers 'arrived in cars painted in colours of Algerian state energy firm'. Two of the dead Islamists from Canada were found in the smouldering remains of a compound at the BP gas plant. One security source today confirmed that the Canadians are suspected of having travelled to Libya, where they joined extremists waging Jihad against the west. The men's badly charred corpses were found close to their victims, many of whom had...
  • New Mexico homeschooled teen Nehemiah Griego accused of murdering family constantly wore camo

    01/21/2013 6:55:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Erik Ortiz
    The 15-year-old was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse for the Saturday slayings, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department said. In a social media profile, Nehemiah called himself a ‘fun loving guy.’ The New Mexico 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting his parents and three innocent siblings constantly wore camouflage gear, neighbors said after the murders rocked the tiny town in the outskirts of Albuquerque. Nehemiah Griego was "fairly quiet, not real rowdy that we could tell,” neighbor Jerry Crites told CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque. “He seemed to be just a normal kid walking up...
  • Five Dead; Teen Accused In Killing Spree (NM-Son shoots entire family)

    01/21/2013 6:53:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 32 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jeff Proctor and Patrick Lohmann
    It was a “horrific” crime scene that confronted deputies Saturday night: Pastor Greg Griego, his wife, Sarah, and their three youngest children lay dead — fatally shot multiple times with an assault rifle and other weapons — at their South Valley home. The suspect in custody is the couple’s 15-year-old son, Nehemiah Griego, who authorities believe shot and killed his mother, young brother and two young sisters about 1 a.m. Saturday, and then lay in wait for five hours before ambushing his father when he came home. The Journal also has learned that authorities believe Nehemiah then put several loaded...
  • Andrew Cuomo abortion bill outrageous, says … Democrats for Life

    01/21/2013 6:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Are there such people as pro-life Democrats? We had a few in Congress a few years back, as I recall, but then they voted for the ObamaCare bill without language that permanently protected taxpayers from funding abortions. Nevertheless, there still seem to be a significant number of Democratic voters who remain pro-life, even if there doesn’t seem to be many Democratic politicians. One group in New York, Democrats for Life of America, is outraged over a new abortion-expansion proposal from Governor Andrew Cuomo in what is already arguably the abortion capital of the nation, which would eliminate parental notification requirements...
  • China reconsidering one-child policy? (The perils of social engineering)

    01/21/2013 6:42:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Oh, the perils of social engineering in a world ruled by the Law of Unintended Consequences! American mush-heads like Tom Friedman of the New York Times may openly pine for an American government that could act as swiftly and arbitrarily as China's (to build high speed rail, shiny new airports, all the result of far-sighted leaders providing the people what they need, unencumbered by property or democratic rights), but the folly of such power is demonstrated by the sorry reality facing China as the result of its heavy-handed meddling in human reproduction. The Wall Street Journal (link may expire) reports...