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  • On the Necessity of Theological Courage in the Public Square

    01/22/2013 2:08:25 PM PST · by rhema · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | January 22, 2013 | Owen Strachan and Andrew Walker
    On the subject of religious controversy, 2013 started off with a bang, not a whimper. Hobby Lobby, the craft chain owned by a Christian couple, chose to defy the odious HHS mandate pioneered by the administration of President Barack Obama. This edict seeks to bring religious groups to heel by requiring all employers to cover contraception and abortifacients in their health-care plans. For its defiance, Hobby Lobby faces atmospheric fines of $1.3 million dollars per day. What could motivate such response from this company, traditionally associated less with political battles than knick-knacks and sewing kits? David and Barbara Green, the...
  • Former Special Forces Commander: Was U.S. Running Guns to Syrian Rebels Via Benghazi? CIA: No

    01/22/2013 2:02:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/22/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin—who is the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, the former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and who worked with the CIA—told CNSNews.com in a video interview last week that he believes it is a reasonable supposition that the U.S. was supporting or planning to support the Syrian rebels via Benghazi, Libya. The CIA, however, says Boykin’s supposition is erroneous and that the U.S. was not conducting or planning covert action to support Syrian rebels through Benghazi. “These assertions are both baseless and flat wrong,” a CIA spokesperson told...
  • Time Is Ripe To Consider Liability Insurance For Gun Owners

    01/22/2013 1:44:53 PM PST · by Daffynition · 78 replies
    Hart\ford Courant ^ | January 22, 2013 | Rick Green
    As the gun debate heats up, one idea seems particularly suited for Connecticut to consider: liability insurance for gun owners. This is the kind of mandatory insurance you have to get to drive a car — and the kind of protection that costs more if you want to take what the industry knows is a calculated risk. Letting your teenager get behind the wheel is a good example.
  • Northern Illinois gun control event blows up in the faces of sponsors

    01/22/2013 1:34:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 22 January, 2013 | GSL
    It was a bad Sunday for sponsors of an meeting to create a grassroots chapter of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence at the Glenview, IL Police Station Auditorium failed miserably as supporters of the Constitution and civil rights took part in the event. In the end, unsubstantiated assertions by the gun control advocates were challenged by a boisterous audience. The local newspaper had this to say: Gun Ownership Advocates Intentionally Pack Panel (Glenview Patch) – Gun ownership advocates intentionally packed Sunday’s gun control panel by the New Trier Democrats, as pro-gun advocates — who were encouraged to come from...
  • Veteran stands up for 2nd Amendment at Chicago anti-gun forum

    01/22/2013 1:24:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/22/13 | legalinsurrection·
    Footage from a "Guns and Public Safety Forum" hosted by the New Trier (IL) Democrats on January 20, 2013. A veteran rose to address speakers and defend First and Second Amendments.
  • Part to make AR-15s draws dozens to local gun store

    01/22/2013 1:10:13 PM PST · by WCH · 28 replies
    FOX ^ | 1.21.2013 | Noelle Newton
    Dozens of people lined up outside a South Austin gun shop Monday. They fear this new presidential term will mean tougher gun laws. Monday morning dozens of people lined up outside Central Texas Gun Works in South Austin. Some waited as long as five hours to get the chance to purchase a part to make an AR-15. "Lower receivers seem to be sold out throughout the nation so as soon as you find out one's in stock like the line shows, everybody rushes for them," gun owner Jeremy Paul said.
  • Netanyahu tops Israel vote despite losses: exit polls

    01/22/2013 1:00:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/13 | Alistair Lyon
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged the bruised winner of Israel's election on Tuesday, with his hawkish bloc unexpectedly losing ground to resurgent center-left challengers, exit polls showed. They suggested the Israeli leader's Likud party, yoked with the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu group, would still be the biggest bloc in the 120-member assembly with 31 seats, 11 fewer than the 42 they held in the previous parliament. If the exit polls compiled by three Israeli television channels prove correct, Netanyahu would be on course to secure a third term in office, perhaps leading a hardline coalition that would promote Jewish...
  • Major exhibitors pull out of Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show

    01/22/2013 12:57:10 PM PST · by bigbob · 7 replies
    From the Trenches ^ | 1-22-13 | Marty Cannon
    Some big names in the hunting media and vending have stood up to the organizers of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show. Following the tragic shooting in December at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut, and President Obama’s sweeping executive orders on gun violence, many states and organizations have themselves pushed for changes in certain gun and ammunition restrictions. Reed Exhibitions, organizers of the show in Pennsylvania, followed suit and imposed restrictions on the display of assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. From their web site: “As a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms...
  • Vendors say Outdoor Show ban puts them in lose-lose situation

    01/22/2013 12:54:31 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 39 replies
    Patriot News ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jeff Frantz
    Mike Olien has been planning his first trip to the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show for a year. His Texas-based company, MN Outdoors, planned the roll out for its new clip-on beverage holder when the show opens Feb. 2. MN specializes in duck decoys and hunting camera mounts. Its beverage holder isn't specifically designed for hunters. The company does not sell guns or gun accessories. But the Harrisburg show's new firearm policy has put Olien -- a "lifetime member of anything you can be a lifetime member of," an AR-15 owner and a strong gun control opponent -- in a...
  • Israel election marred by 350 cases of voter fraud

    01/22/2013 12:46:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/22/13 | MELANIE LIDMAN
    4 criminal incidents: man arrested for forgery in Jaljuliya. As Israelis went to the polls on Tuesday, the Central Elections Committee announced that by 4 p.m., 46.6% of Israelis had voted, compared with 39.0% at the same point in 2006. The police reported that by late afternoon they had received approximately 350 reports about irregularities or possible voter fraud that they were investigating, but the day was generally free of major issues. Police only reported three criminal incidents. In the Arab town of Jaljuliya, next to Hod Hasharon, a man who was overseeing the polling at his station was arrested...
  • An American Pastor on Trial in Iran: Where’s the Obama Administration?

    01/22/2013 12:44:59 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | January 22, 2013 | David French
    Back in December, I posted about an American pastor, Saeed Abedini, imprisoned and abused in Iran. The Revolutionary Guard seized him and held him in one of Iran’s most notorious prisons, accusing him of unspecified “national security” crimes. Before becoming an American citizen, Pastor Saeed converted from Islam to Christianity and had participated in Tehran’s very small house-church movement. Ordered to stop his work with the hous- church movement, he moved to Idaho but continued humanitarian work in Iran — most recently by raising money to build an orphanage. Last September, Iranian authorities raided his family home, ransacked it, and...
  • Obama declares war on reality

    01/22/2013 12:29:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk ^ | January 21, 2013 | James Delingpole
    Not to be outdone, Barack Obama has used his second inaugural address to declare war on an even more nebulous threat to the security of the world: reality, itself. Here's how he put it in his inaugural address: (H/T Theo Spleenventer; Bishop Hill) "We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms." The first sentence is a blatant untruth. Concerted...
  • Green Scam: Obama Assures Donors That Cash Will Keep Flowing to Their Green Energy Ventures

    01/22/2013 12:19:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | january 22, 2013 | jim hoft
    Yesterday during his second Inaugural Address Barack Obama promised to blow billions of taxpayer dollars on more global warming junk science projects. After all, his donors have to get paid. Eighty percent of Obama’s green energy “investments” his first term went to committed donors. Much of the money was lost. During his first term over 19 of Obama’s green ventures went belly-up after receiving billions of dollars. But that won’t stop him from committing more of your cash to this failed cause. Yesterday, James Delingpole at The Telegraph tossed cold water on Obama’s reckless statements on climate change.
  • Live thread: Israeli election results (Polls close at 3pm ET)

    01/22/2013 11:31:53 AM PST · by Dave346 · 69 replies
    Turnout is highest since 1999. Netanyahu is favored to win his 3rd term as PM.
  • MSNBC Host Teasingly Asks Chris Matthews About ‘Chills’ During Obama Inauguration

    01/22/2013 11:54:14 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Yesterday was a historic day. Sure we had presidential inauguration but it was also perhaps the first and only day when loudmouth MSNBC host Chris Matthews actually shut his mouth for a few seconds. The cat that got Matthews’s tongue was being reminded by fellow MSNBC host Martin Bashir of his inane 2008 remark that he gets a “thrill going up my leg” when hearing Barack Obama speak. Watch below for the video. The joke at the former Democratic operative’s expense happened during a post-inaugural panel on MSNBC which was predictably stacked with all liberal participants. Matthews was joined by...
  • A Downsized Boston Globe Opens Its Space for Community Uses (Space vacated by laid-off workers)

    01/22/2013 11:17:05 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/20/2013 | Christine Haughney
    BOSTON — Among the many changes that Christopher M. Mayer wanted to make when he became publisher of The Boston Globe in 2010 was to transform a particularly unattractive section of the newsroom. Mr. Mayer wanted to fill in what he called “the center of the doughnut” on the second floor — acres of abandoned desks once occupied by more than 100 workers in the payroll, classified and advertising departments. Those jobs have largely disappeared in recent years from The Globe, which is owned by The New York Times Company, and Mr. Mayer faces a situation familiar to many publishers...
  • The Worldwide Demographic Cliff Is Going To Be Brutal

    01/22/2013 11:01:18 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-22-2013 | The Economist
    The Worldwide Demographic Cliff Is Going To Be Brutal The EconomistJan. 22, 2013, 8:56 AMTHE post-war generation of baby boomers - those born between 1946 and 1964 - have had a huge appetite on the world, creating "youth culture", changing social attitudes from the sixties onwards, boosting economic growth as they entered the workforce and so on. Now they are starting to retire and this blog had banged on about the effect this will have on issues like pensions, asset markets and economic growth. not to worry, say some folk, since although we may have more elderly to look after,...
  • US begins transporting French troops to Mali

    01/22/2013 10:48:34 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    AP via Charter ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:59 PM EST | KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED Associated Press
    SEGOU, Mali (AP) — American planes transported French troops and equipment to Mali, a U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday, as Malian and French forces pushed into the Islamist-held north. Douentza had been held by Islamist rebels for four months, located 190 kilometers (120 miles) northeast of Mopti, the previous line-of-control held by the Malian military in Mali's narrow central belt. The Islamist fighters have controlled the vast desert stretches of northern Mali, with the weak government clinging to the south, since a military coup in the capital in March last year unleashed chaos. French and Malian troops arrived in Douentza...
  • DAVID TEPPER: 'This Country Is On The Verge Of An Explosion Of Greatness'

    01/22/2013 10:47:32 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-22-2013 | Julia La Roche
    DAVID TEPPER: 'This Country Is On The Verge Of An Explosion Of Greatness' Julia La RocheJan. 22, 2013, 11:13 AMDavid Tepper, who runs $12 billion distressed debt hedge fund Appaloosa Management, was on Bloomberg TV "Market Makers" with Stephanie Ruhle moments ago. It was a tremendous interview and it showed a very relaxed and funny side of Tepper. Tepper, who has one of the best long-term track records, told Bloomberg TV that his fund was up 30% in 2012. He's said he's "going to come out of the closet" as being bullish in 2013. The reason, he explained, is there...
  • IL:Local TV news gets pushback for anti-gun report from Gun Appreciation Day

    01/22/2013 10:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | GSL
    Gun Appreciation Day was a big success nationwide. There have been lots of stories on the event, including this one: Rallies across U.S. assail Obama’s proposed gun curbs (Reuters) - Pro-gun activists held “high noon” rallies across the United States on Saturday to defend the right to own firearms that they say is being threatened by President Barack Obama’s gun-control proposals. The U.S. debate over gun control erupted in mid-December after a man armed with an assault rifle killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut – the deadliest of a string of U.S. shooting...
  • Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

    01/22/2013 10:20:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 22 January, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts. Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular. If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to...
  • "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41% [May 2012]

    01/22/2013 10:05:31 AM PST · by lonestar67 · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.
  • Piers Morgan: Wants to Use Machine guns on Critics.

    01/22/2013 9:57:04 AM PST · by Greystoke · 29 replies
    LiveLeak.com ^ | 1/22/2013 | Mr_Persuk
    Video at - http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=759_1358872842
  • Massive Quasar Cluster Refutes Core Cosmology Principle (article)

    01/22/2013 9:52:44 AM PST · by fishtank · 25 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | January 18, 2013. | Brian Thomas
    Massive Quasar Cluster Refutes Core Cosmology Principle by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Astronomers recently found a distant collection of quasars. But those quasars shouldn’t exist. And while they certainly appear connected, they’re spread too far across space for standard secular models of the structure and origin of the universe to accommodate. “It is the largest structure ever seen in the entire universe,” according to astrophysicist Roger Clowes from the University of Central Lancashire.1 Clowes led a team of researchers, who published their discovery in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,2 in analyzing data from the Sloan Digital Sky...
  • PA:Celebrities join boycott of outdoor show

    01/22/2013 9:38:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    lancasteronline.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | P.J. REILLY
    Exhibitors have been dropping out in what they say is a show of support for the Second Amendment. Now the celebrities are following. Several television personalities and expert hunters who were supposed to be on hand at the upcoming Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show to speak to attendees and sign autographs announced over the weekend they will join the growing boycott of the show slated for Feb. 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, hosts of the television show "The Crush With Lee & Tiffany," lead the list of celebrities boycotting the show as...
  • El Dorado County Sheriff Stands By The Second Amendment, Gun Owners -(California)

    01/22/2013 9:36:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 14 replies
    Sheriff John D'Agostini has made his voice, and his opinion, in regards to the President's gun control proposals heard. And we can't thank him enough! He, and all the other pro-gun sheriffs will have our support and encouragement, as they take a stand in support of the Second Amendment.
  • New Japanese finance minister says elderly should 'hurry up and die'

    01/22/2013 9:33:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2013 | Rick Moran
    The minister, Taro Aso, is only saying out loud what many government officials in countries with nationalized health care are thinking: people are getting older, living longer, and becoming a drain on our national budgets. From the Guardian: ******** Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances. Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state...
  • Roe v. Wade at 40

    01/22/2013 9:26:33 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/22/2013 | Cal Thomas
    At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now." There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation? Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million. Think of that. Fifty-five million potential...
  • Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister

    01/22/2013 9:22:24 AM PST · by rawhide · 19 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1-22-13 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances. Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care. "Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government," he...
  • Sarkozy's plans 'to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London with wife Carla

    01/22/2013 9:17:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1-22-13 | peter allen
    Nicolas Sarkozy is preparing to move to London to set up a billion pounds plus investment fund, it was claimed today. If the move goes ahead, the controversial Frenchman will become the latest to escape a potential top tax rate of 75 per cent in his home country. He and his former supermodel third wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy would be likely to settle in an affluent district like South Kensington – so becoming the most high profile Gallic celebrity couple in the city.
  • BREAKING: Governor approves new oil pipeline route (Keystone)

    01/22/2013 9:06:01 AM PST · by Zeneta · 31 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | January 22, 2013 | By Deena Winter
    BREAKING: Governor approves new oil pipeline route....... LINCOLN — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved the rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline path through Nebraska, putting the final decision squarely in the lap of President Obama’s administration. snip
  • Did Beyoncé Lip-Sync the Star-Spangled Banner?

    01/22/2013 9:01:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 1/22/13 | Sophie Gilbert
    <p>Beyoncé sang the national anthem at yesterday’s inauguration ceremony for President Obama and received overwhelming praise for her performance, ranging from Business Insider (“It was just amazing”) to TMZ (“f*cking awesome”). Beyoncé’s Instagram photo of herself in a recording studio with members of the Marine Corps Band.</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOON-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 22,2013

    01/22/2013 8:45:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 88 replies
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  • Some questions for Secretary Clinton when she testifies on Benghazi this week

    01/22/2013 8:45:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/13 | Scott Varland
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify on the Benghazi debacle before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, two days after President Obama is inaugurated. I doubt that very many journalists and citizens will closely follow the hearing held so soon after the inauguration. But even so, I have some questions that a member of the Committee may want to ask. (Of course, these questions are the tip of the iceberg.) 1. On October 15, 2012, did you take responsibility for the lapses in Benghazi security that resulted in the 9/11/12...
  • The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 1: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

    01/22/2013 8:40:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/22/13 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future. The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic...
  • Charts of the Day: The origin of the debt crisis (It took decades to get to the mess we are in)

    01/22/2013 8:19:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans blame Barack Obama for the national-debt explosion, and for good reason; about a third of the existing national debt has accrued in his four years in office. Democrats blame George W. Bush for it, as deficits returned during his eight years after a momentary respite under Bill Clinton and a (briefly) fiscal-conservative Republican Congress. A few Democrats still blame Ronald Reagan, whose defense spending supposedly first delivered big deficit spending.However, a new study from the St. Louis Fed argues that the problem began farther back — in 1970, when the federal government began to implement benefit programs that decoupled...
  • Why is Justice Scalia Wearing Sir Thomas More’s Hat?

    01/22/2013 8:19:47 AM PST · by SumProVita · 56 replies
    The Acton Institute ^ | January 22, 2013 | Joe Carter
    At most inaugural events the sartorial buzz is about what designer dress the First Lady is wearing. But yesterday everyone was more interested in a Supreme Court Justice’s hat. Many people were left wondering: Why is Antonin Scalia wearing a renaissance era painter’s hat?
  • Inaugural address: a defiant Obama reminds Americans why he is the most liberal president

    01/22/2013 8:18:59 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2013 | Nile Gardiner
    f anyone remains in any doubt that the next four years will be a relentless exercise in left-wing presidential radicalism, look no further than Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. This was not a president in any mood to reach out across the political aisle, or to give words of comfort to the nearly 60 million Americans who did not vote for him last November. His address was defiant and divisive, projecting his firm commitment to seeing through his avowedly liberal agenda in the face of concerted opposition on Capitol Hill and in the 30 states which have Republican Governors. This...
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/22/2013 8:13:11 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Legislative Gazette ^ | January 22, 2013 | MICHAEL GORMLEY, 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.
  • Universities Slash Teachers' Hours to Evade ObamaCare

    01/22/2013 8:06:59 AM PST · by NCjim · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2012 | John Nolte
    If you want someone to lie to you and tell you how troubling it is when anyone's income is cut in Obama's economy, you'll want to stop reading right about now. I'm only willing to go as far as to say that I wish ObamaCare wasn't the cause of all this. But it simply is a beautiful thing to see the very institutions that carry Obama's water and attempt to brainwash more of his minions, deal first-hand with the consequences of their thoughtless advocacy: A new piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that many colleges are cutting back on...
  • Governors make pitch for low-sulfur gasoline

    01/22/2013 8:06:51 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Six governors joined the Washington, D.C. mayor in urging the Obama administration to swiftly propose mandates aimed at cutting smog-forming sulfur emissions from the nation’s roads and highways. In a letter to President Barack Obama, the state and district leaders insisted that the requirements governing sulfur emissions from gasoline are essential “to achieve our shared goal of clean air for all our citizens.” At issue is a long-stalled proposal to force refiners to slash sulfur emissions from 30 parts per million to 10 parts per million. The Environmental Protection Agency is set to formally propose the requirement, known as “Tier...
  • The New World Disorder [VDH]

    01/22/2013 8:06:03 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    With a diminished team at State, Defense, and the CIA, Obama can be Obama. John Brennan, Chuck Hagel, and John Kerry will be confirmed. The three will provide a force-multiplying effect on the Obama foreign policy of disengagement. The chameleon Brennan will be very different from David Petraeus at the CIA; Hagel is no circumspect Leon Panetta; and there was a reason why the appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state was greeted with praise in a way John Kerry’s will not be. The trio is less competent than their predecessors, but also perhaps more representative of a country...
  • Piers Morgan’s Desperate Attacks on His Critics

    01/22/2013 7:56:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2013 | Michael Moynihan
    When he’s not solving America’s gun problem, CNN host Piers Morgan spends an extraordinary amount of time battling his critics (there are many) and defending his journalistic integrity. In the course of doing the former, he frequently damages the latter. Because random Twitter trolls, long-time adversaries, and politically disagreeable guests on Piers Morgan Tonight are dismissed as hacks, morons, and scumbags. When I recently criticized him for trivializing the gun-control debate by arguing with unserious people on a very serious topic, Morgan responded with the grace and dignity befitting a CNN journalist: he called me a “poisonous little twerp” on...
  • DHS: Sport rifle (AR-15) “suitable for personal defense"

    01/22/2013 7:41:54 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 31 replies
    RadioViceOnline ^ | 1-15-13 | Steve McGough
    Department of Homeland Security: Sport rifle (AR-15) “suitable for personal defense” Posted by Steve McGough on January 15, 2013 at 8:28 am The United States Department of Homeland Security has stated a rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO (compatible with .223) with a magazine capacity of 30 rounds is “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters…” Well smack me up-side the head. First, a hat tip to Breitbart’s Awr Hawkins who pointed us to a posted General Services Administration (GSA) business opportunity solicitation posted and updated last summer. Basically, the site posts a request for proposal (RFP) for personal defense...
  • Cuomo’s adult-home order is crazy: critics

    01/22/2013 7:38:22 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/2013 | Chuck Bennett
    <p>The city’s population of mentally deranged street people may explode because of new regulations signed by Gov. Cuomo last week that forbid privately run adult homes from accepting new residents, advocates warned.</p> <p>“Hospitals can’t discharge to us,” said Jeffrey Edelman, who runs adult homes in Queens and The Bronx. “Within a week, the hospitals will be starting to get backed up, and they are going to have big problems.”</p>
  • Killing Conservative Talk Radio, One Market at a Time

    01/22/2013 7:27:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    "First they came for the local radio hosts...." If you want a glimpse into the real, practical mechanisms whereby unprincipled political power diminishes and silences opposing voices, look not to the nationally-publicized attacks on Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck. Look to what happens at the local level, to people who do not have a national microphone and millions of defenders. Consider the example of Brainerd, Minnesota's (population 13,613) local conservative radio show. For almost two years, Guy Green and his partner Tony Bauer have hosted The Speakeasy with Guy Green, a two-hour political talk show airing five nights a week...
  • Fiscal and Social Conservatives: Both are needed to fight cultural/fiscal liberalism, which are one.

    01/22/2013 7:23:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/22/2013 | Dennis Prager
    For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives. This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America, because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones. By social conservatism I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity — Liberty, In God We Trust, and E Pluribus Unum. It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist on...
  • Gun Nut in the White House

    01/22/2013 7:04:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Jerry Philipson
    President Obama’s response to the mass murder in Newtown, Connecticut, reeks of opportunism and hypocrisy. It was, is, a callous, coldblooded, heartless effort to take advantage of a horrific event for political gain. Prior to the mass murder in Newtown, Obama and the Democrats paid lip service to the issue of gun control in the U.S. and basically ignored it and stayed as far away from it as possible because there was no political advantage in taking it on and because taking it on could have hurt them substantially politically. Virtually as soon as the first shot was fired Obama...
  • Missouri Sheriffs Pledge To Not Enforce Obama’s Gun Control Laws

    01/22/2013 6:59:53 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 24 replies
    KMOX - St. Louis ^ | January 21, 2013
    JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo (KMOX) – As President Barack Obama continues to push gun control proposals in Washington D.C., Sheriff Charles M. Heiss, R-Johnson County is asking fellow law enforcers to sign and send this letter to the president. The letter expresses concern with the Obama administration and the president’s gun control laws he laid out before Congress last week. “It appears to me and many Americans that there is a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens in the interest of curbing gun violence in our nation,” Heiss...
  • EU: Let’s regulate journalists

    01/22/2013 6:55:19 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    You know what would really improve the quality of journalism, at least in the opinion of the EU? Give bureaucrats the power to fire reporters for, er,abuses. The European Union scolded the UK for not establishing a government “council” to oversee its media industry, and called for “councils” in every member state with the power to fire reporters that they deem outside the pale: And don’t fall under the misapprehension that these “media councils” will operate independently, either. They will be under the jurisdiction of Brussels at all times: