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  • Environmental Extremists + ATF = Total Ammunition Ban

    01/29/2013 10:13:33 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    There are two more regulatory storm fronts moving in that may make it difficult or impossible to get the ammunition that firearm owners need to defend themselves and their families, and to engage in the shooting sports. The uncoordinated attacks come separately from neo-enviro groups and from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. But taken together, these two separate proposals from these two separate groups create a perfect storm that could potentially result in an absolute ban on almost all ammunition. How? The extremist environmental groups are trying to ban lead ammunition. Federal law already bans the use...
  • Sen. Cruz to Chicago Mayor: Keep gun control efforts "north of the Red River"

    01/29/2013 10:11:49 AM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    KETK ^ | Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) sent a letter to gunmakers, banks, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, after Emanuel reportedly sent letters to banks asking that they stop doing business with certain firearm manufacturers. In the letter, Cruz urged the mayor to keep his attacks on the Second Amendment to his own city, and informed gunmakers that their companies and business would be welcome in the state of Texas. Here is how the letter reads: To the CEOs of Bank of America and TD Bank Group: It has recently been reported that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent each of...
  • No Deal - Obama: No Border Security Before Path to Citizenship

    01/29/2013 10:07:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/29/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama is set to reject the key compromise at the heart of a bipartisan deal on immigration reform announced by eight Senators yesterday. The president, who will deliver an address later today in Las Vegas, NV outlining his own immigration ideas, is reported to oppose linking a “path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants, a Democrat demand, to stronger law enforcement and better border security, a Republican demand. The president will apparently argue that the administration has met reasonable goals on enforcing current immigration legislation, and that additional security will merely create new obstacles to legalizing the roughly 12...
  • Public servant, my aching b___!

    01/29/2013 9:55:53 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | A.J. Cameron
    Many individuals in government refer to themselves as ‘public servants’. When you think of someone being a servant, isn’t he/she supposed to be subservient to the wishes of his/her employer? Isn’t the American public the employer for those in government? With how those in government conduct themselves, how could any one of them consider himself/herself a public servant? Public servant, my aching b___! Federal politicians have bastardized the term ‘public servant’ and it is time that ‘we, the people’ demand our rightful position as our politicians’ employer. What changes might we make that would lead us to genuine representative government...
  • [Ed Rendell says] Never Let a Dead Child Go to Waste

    01/29/2013 9:50:51 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/29/12 | William A Levinson
    Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo, and their cohorts followed Rahm Emanuel's advice to "never let a good crisis go to waste" when they used the Sandy Hook shooting to renew their assault on the Bill of Rights. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell added, in effect, that one should never let a dead child go to waste if one can exploit him or her for political gain. "...the GOOD THING about Newtown is, it was so HORRIFIC that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity...
  • Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon 'Slow Jam' Sexually-Charged Attacks on Republicans

    01/29/2013 9:42:16 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams joined Jimmy Fallon Monday in another "Slow Jam the News" segment on NBC's Late Night. This time the subject was the fight over the debt ceiling with the target of course being Republicans who were repeatedly hit with sexually-charged attacks (video follows with transcript and commentary): BRIAN WILLIAMS: Hello, I'm Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News and host of NBC's Rock Center, and I too, would like to slow jam this news. JIMMY FALLON, HOST: Hit me three times! WILLIAMS: Less than a month after signing a fiscal cliff deal and narrowly averting a...
  • France to deport 'radical foreign imams'

    01/29/2013 9:40:58 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 29 Jan 2013 16:32
    French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has said that Paris is set to deport a string of radical religious imams as part of a fight against "global jihadism". "Several radical foreign preachers will be expelled in the coming days," Valls told a Brussels conference called to tackle extremism in Europe on Tuesday, without identifying any of the individuals concerned. "I don't confuse this radical Islam with the Islam of France but there is a religious environment, there are Salafist groupings, who are involved in a political process, whose aim is to monopolise cultural associations, the schooling system," he added. "We will...
  • New York Times Blames GOP for Making Obama Violate Constitution:

    01/29/2013 9:32:51 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    What gall. A Saturday New York Times editorial actually managed to blamed the Republican Party for forcing Obama to violate the constitution: "A Court Upholds Republican Chicanery."
  • Doctor shot dead by patient during exam

    01/29/2013 9:31:02 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 35 replies
    AP ^ | January 29, 2013 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    <p>NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A doctor was fatally shot in an examination room of an Orange County medical office, and the man who police believe shot him was taken into custody in the same room without a struggle, authorities said.</p>
  • Obama Czar Rattner Decries 'Climate-Change Deniers'—But Flies Big Private Jet

    01/29/2013 9:07:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I hate to criticize a fellow pilot, but when one engages in such sky-high hypocrisy, well . . . On Morning Joe today, former Obama car czar Steve Rattner, a very successful hedge fund manager, decried "climate-change denier[s]." This is the same Rattner who, at last report, owned a "15,000-square-foot mansion on Martha’s Vineyard, to which [he] flies regularly on a Dassault Falcon 2000 jet [see file photo] he pilots himself." Rattner wrung his hands over the fact that we're "putting millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere every day." But just earlier this week, the New York Times...
  • New details surface on Iran nuclear explosion

    01/29/2013 8:49:57 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 52 replies
    WND ^ | January 29, 2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Sixteen North Koreans, including 14 technicians and two top military officers, are among those trapped after a Jan. 21 explosion destroyed much of Iran’s Fordow nuclear site, a source reveals. The source who provided the initial information on the explosion at one of Iran’s most important nuclear sites has now provided details about the degree of the destruction. The report, published exclusively by WND Jan. 24, is being covered internationally by major media, with independent intelligence sources confirming the explosion for the Times of London and the German Die Welt. But White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday: “We...
  • LA County plans move on immigrant birthing hotels

    01/29/2013 8:42:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/29/13 | ap
    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County is planning a crackdown on makeshift maternity wards where mothers from other countries stay while giving birth so their children will be U.S. citizens. The county has received 60 complaints about such facilities in the past month, according to a report by the Planning Department submitted to the Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles Times reported. That compared with just 15 complaints in the previous five years. The surge might be due to publicity over the closure of a house in Chino Hills that authorities contended had been used to house as many as...
  • Rubio blasts Obama for resistance to border security provision in immigration plan

    01/29/2013 8:18:51 AM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/29/2013 | fox news
    Hours before President Obama is set to deliver a major immigration speech, a key Republican senator blasted the president for reportedly opposing a requirement to shore up border security before legalizing up to 11 million illegal immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., one of four Republican senators involved in a bipartisan effort to craft immigration reform legislation, warned the president Tuesday against taking such a position. It was the first sign since the senators unveiled their guidelines a day earlier of friction between the two efforts. "I think that would be a terrible mistake," Rubio told Fox News. "We have a...
  • Secret Group in House Finalizing Plan for Immigration Reform (18 RINO votes = Amnesty Passes)

    01/29/2013 8:18:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/28/13 | John Parkinson
    As a group of senators unveil their bipartisan proposal for immigration reform today and President Obama heads west this week to rally support for his own ideas, a separate bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives is on the verge of finalizing its own designs for comprehensive immigration reform. The discussions, which top aides close to the talks discussed on the condition that they not be identified, are described as “Washington’s best-kept secret.” Last week, House Speaker John Boehner spilled the beans on the secret group, revealing that the lawmakers had been “meeting for three or four years...
  • Aide to Egyptian President Morsi claims Holocaust a U.S. hoax

    01/29/2013 8:15:45 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/29/2013 | By Paul Alster
    A key figure in Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's government called the Holocaust a hoax cooked up by U.S. intelligence operatives and claimed the 6 million Jews who were killed by Nazis simply moved to the U.S. The outrageous claims, by Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a senior figure close to President Morsi who is now responsible for appointing the editors of all state-run Egyptian newspapers, came as the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, and also as the U.S. continues to assess its relationship with the increasingly radical Arab state. “The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented,”...
  • Netanyahu would agree to interim Palestinian state, ex-minister claims

    01/29/2013 8:07:02 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/29/2013 | RAPHAEL AHREN
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to agree to the creation of a Palestinian state in provisional borders, even before his conditions for a final-status agreement are met, former minister and veteran peace activist Yossi Beilin said. “I don’t think that Netanyahu, who is far from being a warmonger — he’s a very cautious person — [is ready to commit to] a permanent solution. Not because he doesn’t want it — all of us want it — but because he’s not ready to pay the price,” Beilin said Monday night. “But to speak about a provisional border with the Palestinians,...
  • Cops hunt for gun lost by Plymouth captain in courthouse bathroom

    01/29/2013 7:53:40 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 48 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Laurel Sweet
    Plymouth, state and Wareham police are continuing their search this morning for a veteran cop’s loaded service revolver that went missing from a courthouse bathroom yesterday after Plymouth Police Capt. John Rogers Jr. inadvertently left it behind during a rest stop. Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said the investigation includes a review of defendants who had cases before Wareham District Court yesterday, where Rogers, a 26-year veteran and head of his department’s operations division, went to testify.
  • Immigration plan: A new era of bipartisanship or a political necessity? (Call House RINOS now!)

    01/29/2013 7:52:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/29/13 | Halimah Abdullah
    An immigration proposal crafted for months in secret by a high-profile, bipartisan cadre of senators is both a rare moment of simpatico in politics and a matter of political practicality
  • Fmr. Priest Sentenced For Underage Sex Abuse [Coming to a Boy Scout Troop soon!]

    01/29/2013 7:30:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/29/13
    – A former South Florida Catholic priest who pled no contest earlier this month to multiple underage sex abuse charges has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. During Neil Doherty’s sentencing hearing Monday morning, the judge ordered that time he’s already spent in jail be credited to his sentence. With that time taken into account, Doherty will spend a little more than 12 years in prison.
  • Two Houston police accused of helping smuggle cocaine

    01/29/2013 7:28:33 AM PST · by Calamari · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 28, 2013 11:54pm | Dane Schiller
    Two Houston police officers are facing life in prison without the possibility of parole after allegations they accepted $2,000 in bribes to protect a stash of cocaine being smuggled through the city
  • US: Consumer Confidence falls to 58.6 in January

    01/29/2013 7:28:01 AM PST · by John W · 17 replies
    FXstreet.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | FXstreet.com
    FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The most awaited piece of data for today surprised investors negatively, as Consumer Confidence in the US fell from 65.1 to 58.6 in January. Actual data came in much lower than the 64.0 expected.
  • Losing the will to live

    01/29/2013 7:10:33 AM PST · by SunStar · 20 replies
    RebeccaCosta.com ^ | 9:55p.m. EST January 28, 2013 | Rebecca D. Costa
    The ghastly murders in Newtown, Conn., reflect the horrify prevalence of suicide here and across the globe. Before we turn up the volume on the Second Amendment. Before we trot out data proving that more guns lead to more violence — or don't. Before we re-live every senseless mass murder and make children afraid to step into a movie theater, school or mall. Before all of this and worse — experts would be wise to examine a phenomena that has been the impetus behind so many recent attacks on innocent civilians: Long before the perpetrators reached for a weapon, they...
  • Gary Shilling Expects Great Disconnect to Cause Stock Market Crash 2013

    01/29/2013 7:07:26 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 1-29-2013 | Steve Sjuggerud
    Gary Shilling Expects Great Disconnect to Cause Stock Market Crash 2013 Stock-Markets / Financial CrashJanuary 28, 2013 - 06:20 PM By: DailyWealth Steve Sjuggerud writes: Gary Shilling might have the best track record of any investor over the last 30 years... If you had invested $100,000 in Shilling's "big idea" 30 years ago, it would be worth over $6 million today. While most investors didn't pay attention to his big idea, Shilling was right. And he never gave up on his big idea. Here in 2013, Shilling has some new big ideas... and some bold predictions... particularly about what he...
  • On skeet shooting, put up or shut up, Barry

    01/29/2013 7:07:22 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | Rick Moran
    On skeet shooting, put up or shut up, Barry That's the challenge from Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn who offered to go to Camp David and have a shoot off with the president. "If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Blackburn said Monday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." "I tell you what I do think," she later added. "I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I'll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I'll beat...
  • TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY TO LEAVE ADMINISTRATION [LaHood the RINO]

    01/29/2013 7:06:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Big story A P ^ | 1/29/13
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still left in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, says he plans to leave the Obama administration. The former congressman from Illinois says in an interview with The Associated Press that he intends to remain at the department until his successor is confirmed.
  • Experts find new evidence in submarine mystery

    01/29/2013 7:04:46 AM PST · by libstripper · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | BRUCE SMITH
    Researchers say they may have the final clues needed to solve the mystery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which never resurfaced after it became the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship, taking its eight-man crew to a watery grave.
  • Russia says Assad's chances fading

    01/29/2013 7:01:52 AM PST · by bert · 8 replies
    Al Jereeza ^ | 27 Jan 2013 17:29 | staff
    Prime Minister Medvedev says Syrian president's chances of keeping power are getting "smaller and smaller" as war rages Russia's prime minister has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had made a "grave," and possibly "fatal" mistake by delaying political reforms and not speaking to members of the country's oppositon sooner. "[Assad] should have done everything much faster, attracting part of the moderate opposition, which was ready to sit at the table with him, to his side," Dmitry Medvedev said according to the transcript of an interview with CNN released by his office on Sunday. "This was his grave mistake, and possibly...
  • Notorious “gun map” wildly inaccurate

    01/29/2013 6:55:57 AM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    When the Journal News published a map showing the location of all households in their corner of New York, gun-rights activists vehemently criticized the decision as irresponsible, one that put the entire community in danger. As it turns out, they underestimated just how irresponsible the Journal News decision was. The map wildly overstated the number of active gun permits, and it turns out the newspaper didn’t bother to verify any of their information (via Instapundit): "The newspaper map of one New York county’s pistol permits was riddled with problems, thanks to inaccurate data in official records, acknowledges the paper that...
  • U.S. to Expand Role in Africa

    01/29/2013 6:44:52 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated January 29, 2013, 6:58 a.m. ET | ADAM ENTOUS and SIOBHAN GORMAN
    Military Pact With Niger Brings American Forces Closer to Conflict in Mali. The U.S. signed an agreement Monday with the West African country of Niger that clears the way for a stepped-up American military presence on the edges of the conflict in neighboring Mali. The U.S. and France are moving to create an intelligence hub in Niger that could include a base, near Mali's border, for American drones that could monitor al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali's vast desert north, U.S. officials said. The moves show the extent to which the U.S. and France are girding for what could be an...
  • Skeptical congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match

    01/29/2013 6:43:49 AM PST · by libstripper · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    It's about time for some bipartisan...skeet shooting? Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, joined a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama's recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting, a sport where participants fire shotguns to break airborne clay disks. "If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Blackburn said Monday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." "I tell you what I do think," she later added. "I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I'll go skeet...
  • Mali: Britain prepared to send 'sizeable amount' of troops to support French

    01/29/2013 6:34:50 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 30 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 28 January 2013 | Nicholas Watt and Luke Harding in Sévaré
    David Cameron says UK will support French mission to drive Islamists out but insists forces will not engage in combat Britain is prepared to take the risk of sending a "sizeable amount" of troops to Mali and neighbouring West African countries as David Cameron offers strong support to France in its operation to drive Islamist militants from its former colony. As news emerged that insurgents retreating from Timbuktu had set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless historic manuscripts, Downing Street said the prime minister told François Hollande on Sunday night Britain was "keen" to provide further military assistance...
  • National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America [Names of members]

    01/29/2013 6:29:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    National Officers: Rex W. Tillerson Irving, Texas President Tico A. Perez Orlando, Florida National Commissioner Aubrey B. Harwell Jr. Nashville, Tennessee Treasurer R. Thomas Buffenbarger Upper Marlboro, Maryland Assistant Treasurer James S. Turley New York, New York International Commissioner Terrence P. Dunn Kansas City, Missouri Vice President— Council Operations Wayne M. Perry Bellevue, Washington President-Elect Randall L. Stephenson Dallas, Texas Vice President—Finance Lyle R. Knight Billings, Montana Vice President—Human Resources Nathan O. Rosenberg Laguna Beach, California Vice President—Marketing Jack D. Furst Dallas, Texas Vice President— Outdoor Adventures O. Temple Sloan Jr. Raleigh, North Carolina Vice President—Supply Earl G. Graves New...
  • The Political Gospel of Pain

    01/29/2013 6:20:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 1/29/2013 | Glenn Fairman
    The Good News is that the Progressive ideology is insufficient to animate government for long after it has come into its own full flowering. It only can sustain itself temporarily and parasitically on a healthy organism before it succeeds in crippling its host and breeding intense enmity. I believe it so deficient a vision that I categorically state that it will soon come crashing down in America, as is occurring everywhere on earth. The nagging problem is that the entrenched Progressive ideology is tightly bound in a bastard amalgam of anti-theism and the rejection of the old moral order. Therefore,...
  • Panetta's Cowardly Decision

    01/29/2013 6:13:03 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    In a newsworthy act of political cowardice, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ran through the Pentagon's exit door as he announced he is striking down the 1994 Combat Exclusion Law. His timing means his successor, presumably Chuck Hagel, will inherit the task of defending the order to assign women to front-line military combat. Of course, Panetta doesn't want to be grilled about his order. It's lacking in common sense and it is toadying to the feminist officers who yearn to be 3- and 4-star generals based on the feminist dogma of gender interchangeability and on their desire to force men...
  • Big Government 101: Federal Subsidies Create Glut Of College Grads

    01/29/2013 6:02:23 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/28/2013 | IBD Staff
    Higher Education: A new study finds almost half of Americans with college degrees are working at jobs that don't require one. It's the latest example of how federal subsidies are creating a massive higher-education bubble. The study, by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, found that an incredible 48% of college graduates — about 13 million of them — hold jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree. About 5 million have jobs that don't even require a high school diploma. There are, for example, roughly a million sales clerks, 300,000 waiters and 100,000 janitors with college degrees. This mismatch...
  • Unions Crumble Without Stimulus Spending

    01/29/2013 5:58:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/24/2013 | Chris Stirewalt
    Overall union membership dropped by about 400,000 members from 2011 to 2012, a decline of 11.8 to 11.3 percent of the U.S. workforce. But the worst news for union leaders is where the decline occurred: in what had been their only growth sector, government workers. More than half of the loss came among government workers. The majority of union members are now government workers and government workers have a union membership rate of 37 percent, about five times higher than the private sector. An irony for private-sector labor unions has always been that their larger ideological aims of protecting workers...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 29,2013

    01/29/2013 5:53:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 29,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like ThisBecause I have to be out all the morning and early afternoon, need to set the Rush thread early so you can have this thread for early this afternoon....
  • Politico: Amnesty 'Right Thing To Do', But Easy to 'Demagogue'

    01/29/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's a classic MSM tactic: delegitimize opposition to a liberal proposal. Suggest that there can be no principled objections, only base motives. Take the current proposals on "the pathway to citizenship"—AKA amnesty—being floated. On today's Morning Joe, Politico co-founder and executive editor Jim VandeHei proclaimed that it was probably "the right thing to do," but fretted that it would be easy to "demagogue." View the video here.
  • Will Our Rights Be Preserved by Our Sheriffs?

    01/29/2013 5:44:18 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/29/2013 | Russ Vaughn
    The Land of Enchantment is a physically beautiful land indeed, yet one with the misfortune to be so traditionally misgoverned by our liberal Democrat majority as to be relegated too frequently to the very lowest rankings of the states when it comes to poverty, education, health, etc. Once in a while, however, we do find something besides our majestic landscapes to be proud of. A statement just issued by the New Mexico Sheriffs' Association and signed by 29 of 33 county sheriffs, declaring that their oaths of office don't require them to enforce federal laws they consider unconstitutional, provides New...
  • Department of Homeland Security to Purchase 7,000 "Assault Weapons"

    01/29/2013 5:41:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 29, 2013 | Michael Krieger
    The hypocrisy of the government knows no bounds. I have said repeatedly, and continue to say, that I am against all gun control at the moment because our government is extremely violent and not only do I not expect it to protect the American people in general, I believe it is far more concerned with protecting the status quo from the people. It has become crystal clear that the political and financial oligarchs are quite intentionally attempting to disarm the populace while arming themselves to the teeth in anticipation of some horrible economic event they know is inevitable. From The...
  • Twin Cities doctors bypass insurers; patients charged directly for care

    01/29/2013 5:40:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-28-13 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Starting in April, the practice will ask patients to pay doctors directly for their care and no longer will accept payments from insurance companies except for Medicare. "We believe that insurance companies are making it increasingly difficult to practice patient-centered medicine," the doctors in the practice wrote to patients this month. The doctors are joining the small but growing number of physicians who since the late 1990s have tried going the "direct pay" or "concierge" route, where doctors typically care for a smaller group of patients who are willing to pay for easier access to their physician. It's a trend...
  • Hyannis West student, 5, warned for making Lego gun (Faces Possible Suspension)

    01/29/2013 5:36:33 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 24 replies
    myFoxBoston.com ^ | 1/29/2013 | Staff
    HYANNIS (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A 5-year-old boy faces possible suspension, after building a gun out of legos, during his after school program. Joseph Cardosa is part of the after school program at Hyannis West Elementary School, on Cape Cod. His parents received a letter a few days ago that said Joseph has received his first written warning for using toys inappropriately, and that upon a secon written warning, he will be suspended from the program for two weeks. Joseph's parents, Shelia Cruz and Octavio Cardosa, say the school is taking things too far. "It's not like he's designing...
  • Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is right

    01/29/2013 5:36:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 29 jan 2013 | James Causey
    It's the truth. Clarke made his case during a radio spot last week. He urged residents to learn how to use a firearm so they can defend themselves in case of an emergency. I know this is scary stuff. It's scary to think that law enforcement may not be there to respond to your emergencies. And when they do respond, they may not get there in time to save you. From experience, I know law enforcement is not automatic. Milwaukee is a big city and on a Friday or Saturday night there are a lot of things going on. When...
  • Oath of duty (Police officer's letter to the editor)

    01/29/2013 5:35:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Recorder ^ | January 21, 2013
    As a citizen of the United States, I am proud of the deep-rooted patriotism of my forefathers. Many lives have been sacrificed in order to maintain the liberty which we all enjoy, including those of many of my ancestors. I was deeply saddened by recent tragedies such as those in Colorado and at Sandy Hook. However, I am troubled by the fact that our legislators are rushing to strip away the constitutional rights of the American people. The media attempts to reinforce a need for more strict gun control, yet anyone who spends any amount of time seeking the truth...
  • Obama to announce his immigration reform plan, said to be more liberal than Senate effort

    01/29/2013 5:29:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/29/13 | David Nakamura and Rosalind S. Helderman
    The Obama administration has developed its own proposals for immigration reform that are more liberal than a separate bipartisan effort in the Senate, including a quicker path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, people with knowledge of the proposals said.
  • Rep. McKinley: No on Chuck Hagel

    01/29/2013 5:16:11 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/29/13 | Rep. David McKinley
    President Obama's nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense has prompted a number of questions about his positions on issues of importance to our national security, specifically our relationships with Israel and Iran. It is our hope that the Confirmation Hearings held by the Senate Armed Services Committee will address these issues and shed some light on Senator Hagel's positions and past statements. While Senator Hagel's record of service to the United States is worthy of respect, his position on Israel and the role of the United States in the Middle East gives us apprehension. Israel is...
  • Piers Morgan and the Assault on American Liberty

    01/29/2013 5:11:48 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/29/2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Live from New York! It’s King George the Third!!!!!!!!! Brought to you by CNN! CNN’s Piers Morgan, a British citizen, has been in the news lately for his views on gun control. He’s for it. He’s not so big on the U.S. Constitution. As he made clear in this exchange with Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro. At one point, Morgan picked up a booklet copy of the U.S. Constitution Shapiro had brought with him, saying: Morgan: “…you come in and brandish your little book…” Shapiro: “That’s the Constitution of the United States.” Later in the show was this exchange as Shapiro made...
  • Judge tosses former Congressman’s lawsuit against pro-life group

    01/29/2013 5:02:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A former Congressman who sued the Susan B. Anthony List for losing his election in 2010 has lost his case. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black, an Obama appointee, admitted in his seven-page ruling that he could not “see the forest for the trees” when he originally allowed Driehaus' defamation lawsuit to go forward. The former Cincinnati congressman, who identified as a “pro-life Democrat,” filed suit after SBA List threatened to take out billboards saying: “Shame on Steve Driehaus! Driehaus voted FOR taxpayer-funded abortion.” Although the signs never went up, Driehaus said the...
  • New super PAC hopes to give cover to pro-immigration Republicans (Bush, Romney, Rove RINOS)

    01/29/2013 4:58:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/16/13 | Peter Wallsten
    Prominent Republicans are launching a new super PAC they hope will help begin repairing the political damage left by years of anti-illegal-immigrant rhetoric that has dominated GOP primaries and alienated crucial Hispanic voters. The organization, to be called Republicans for Immigration Reform, aims to undermine what organizers call the “extremists” who have pushed party nominees to stake out far-right positions such as opposing a pathway to legalization for millions of illegal workers, students and children. -snip- Spies said the new PAC will most likely favor whatever immigration plans are backed by House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Marco...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson the Winner of the Week in Washington

    01/29/2013 4:42:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/28/2013 | Brian Sikma
    Sometimes a citizen lawmaker dares to exercise such candor that the inside-the-Beltway crowd recoils in horror at the blatant honesty. Such was the case with Wisconsin’s own Senator Ron Johnson (R) this past week. Johnson captured attention with his tough questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to finally answer questions about the Benghazi disaster of last September. Clinton, demonstrating the cunning political acumen that propelled her and her husband so far on the national political stage, weaved a range of emotions into her carefully prepared opening statement. With her final months...