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  • Two Chilling Developments Suggest Asia May Be One Step Away From War

    02/08/2013 11:59:35 AM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-8-2013 | Robert Johnson
    Two Chilling Developments Suggest Asia May Be One Step Away From War Robert JohnsonFebruary 8, 2013, 9:38 AM China and Japan, along with North and South Korean troops at the DMZ, appear one step away from armed combat and tensions don't look likely to ease any time soon. New developments within both regions illustrate how close to open combat the four countries are, and how quickly one incident could expand to war among very powerful nations. Tokyo reported two January events where Chinese naval vessels targeted its East China Sea forces with fire-control radar. This specific type of radar is...
  • ‘Never Felt So Safe’: Second Amendment Rallies Draw Gun-Toting Citizens to State Capitols [Photos]

    02/08/2013 11:46:39 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 8, 2013 | Staff
    I apologize for any omissions of the article as it appears on this page. The particular content of the Twitchy web site does not lend itself well when being copied and pasted. I would recommend going to the site to view the content posted here and much more. ` Richard Thompson @RichardKIRO If ya see lots of people carrying guns at state capitol today - that would be a gun rights rally between 10am-2pm. 4:49 PM - 08 Feb 13 Citizens around the country are gathering at state capitols today to rally in support of the Second Amendment and exercise...
  • LePage vows to protect Second Amendment

    02/08/2013 11:41:17 AM PST · by maine yankee · 3 replies
    Bangor daily news ^ | 02/08/13 | Christopher Cousins
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s remarks to a rally Friday against gun-control legislation under consideration in Congress lasted only a few seconds, but his message was crystal clear.
  • Juan Williams: Where's the outrage over Obama's drone policy?

    02/08/2013 11:30:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2013 | Juan Williams
    Imagine if President George W. Bush or senior members of his administration asserted that they had the power to assassinate any person, including American citizens on American soil, because they merely suspected them of being involved in a terrorist plot. Now, imagine that they went a step further and claimed that this broad new power was not subject to any oversight by Congress or the judiciary or international law. A lot of left-wingers would be apoplectic. And they would be right. Sadly, a Democratic president, Barack Obama, and senior national security officials in his administration appear to be wielding just...
  • Greeks squabble for free food handouts

    02/08/2013 11:23:51 AM PST · by matt1234 · 29 replies
    maltastar.com ^ | 08 Feb 2013
    When a group of farmers handed out free fruit and veg in front of the Ministry of Agriculture in Athens Wednesday, they couldn't have predicted the ensuing chaos. In just two hours hoardes of hungry Greeks scrabbled to get their share of 50 tons of hand-outs, which led to skirmishes in the streets and comparisons with Nazi occupied Greece in the World War II. Families and the unemployed queued up to catch rations given out from vans. "Look", an old man gestured on local TV, "they're pulling supplies out of the trucks. It's like war time." "My pension is worth...
  • Obama Administration Shuts Down 100 Year Old Oyster Farm This Week

    02/08/2013 11:00:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | feb. 8, 2012 | jim hoft
    The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has been in business for 100 years. Then came Barack Obama. In November, the Obama Administration shut down the oyster farm. They said it was for environmental reasons.
  • India rejects Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's suggestion to allow mission to Kashmir

    02/08/2013 11:00:07 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    The Press Trust of India (PTI) / Times of India ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Strongly rejecting the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's suggestion of allowing an OIC fact- finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the human rights situation there, India said on Friday the grouping has no "locus standi" on such matters, and termed suggestions to this effect by Pakistan foreign minister as "propagandist". "The OIC has no locus standi on matters concerning the internal affairs of India or the recent incidents on the LoC. We have already clarified that United Nations MIlitary Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has no relevance in regard to the latter, either." "The propagandist...
  • El Paso: FBI Stats Deem Border City Safest In The Country 3 Years In A Row

    02/08/2013 10:44:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://www.myfoxdc.com/ ^ | February 8, 2013 | FOX News
    EL PASO, Texas - This dusty desert city sits directly across the Mexican border from what has been widely labeled as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Ciudad Juarez. The bloody drug war has claimed an estimated 10,000 lives in Juarez in the last five years. Yet this week, for the third year in a row, El Paso was ranked as the safest U.S. city with a population greater that 500,000 by CQ Press, which compiled FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
  • Amazing Conservative Speech Upstages Obama At Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2013 10:32:46 AM PST · by caseyn · 68 replies
    Dr. Benjamin Carson, a black pediatric neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave this amazing speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast.
  • Crowd packs heat; Oak Harbor backs down

    02/08/2013 10:28:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Mynorthwest ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Chris Sullivan
    It's been three weeks since an Oak Harbor city councilmember started a national controversy by trying to kick out a wounded Army veteran who was legally carrying a weapon during a council meeting. Councilmember Rick Almberg then walked out. The council was met by 160 people Tuesday night, many who were packing heat. There were handguns in holsters and rifles slung over shoulders and an unknown number of people concealing their weapons as the Oak Harbor City Council met. Many attended the meeting to show support for veteran Lucas Yonkman who Councilmember Almberg tried to have kicked out of City...
  • Biden's Hollywood mental health meeting

    02/08/2013 10:22:24 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/8/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "VP Biden, Russell & Cooper agree on the importance of acceptance, understanding, and access to treatment for those with mental illness," Biden's office reported.
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Eleventh Week in Office

    02/08/2013 10:07:55 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 2/8/2013 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Eleventh Week in Office2/7/2013Obama and IsraelSecret Hagel Donor?: White House Spox Ducks Question on 'Friends of Hamas'Saad Hariri: 'Friend' of Hamas, Supporter of HagelBenghazi-GateDereliction of Duty: Obama Did Nothing to Save American Lives in Benghazi--and Lied About ItPanetta can’t explain why Obama never called back during Benghazi attack (VIDEO) Panetta, Dempsey Did Not Talk to Clinton On Sept. 11, 2013 (video)The Benghazi Debacle - Obama MIA Night of Attack, No Help Sent Once Attack Underway Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chair: Obama Talked to Them Only Once on Night of Benghazi AttackPanetta says he personally told...
  • Suspected witch bound, tortured, burned alive in Papua New Guinea

    02/08/2013 9:56:47 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A mob stripped, bound, tortured then burned to death a woman accused of witchcraft in Papua New Guinea, as hundreds of witnesses — including children — watched and took photographs. The pictures were published on the front pages of the Oceania nation’s largest circulation newspapers, Associated Press reports.
  • The Voter Fraud That ‘Never Happens’ Keeps Coming Back

    02/08/2013 9:56:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/8/2013 | John Fund
    Critics of voter ID and other laws cracking down on voter fraud claim they’re unnecessary because fraud is nonexistent. For instance, Brennan Center attorneys Michael Waldman and Justin Levitt claimed last year: “A person casting two votes risks jail time and a fine for minimal gain. Proven voter fraud, statistically, happens about as often as death by lightning strike.” Well, lightning is suddenly all over Cincinnati, Ohio. The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud that occurred when Ohio was a focal point of the 2012 presidential election. A total of 19 voters...
  • Obama nominates openly gay lawyer for patent appeals court

    02/08/2013 9:19:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 7, 2013 3:44pm EST | Dan Levine
    President Barack Obama nominated Thursday an openly gay attorney to serve on the U.S. appeals court for patent cases after a previous gay nominee for that court stalled. Todd Hughes, a lawyer in the Department of Justice’s civil division, was nominated for the Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He would be the first openly gay circuit judge in the country if confirmed. The Federal Circuit hears patent appeals from around the country, including high stakes cases like Apple Inc’s smartphone battle against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Its docket also includes trademark cases and some claims against the federal government....
  • Clint Eastwood: If DC doesn't 'give a damn,' how can we?

    02/08/2013 9:18:46 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8 Feb 13 | Becky Quick
    Hollywood legend and Republican supporter Clint Eastwood told CNBC that Washington gridlock is sending the nation racing towards another contentious debt deadline. "It's almost like they don't give a damn," he said, in a "Squawk Box" interview that aired Friday. The Oscar-winning director who's also known for his tough-guy roles asked rhetorically, "If they don't give a damn, why did they expect anybody else to?" Advertise | AdChoices With the deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" barely in the rearview mirror, President Barack Obama and Republican leaders are on the clock again, scrambling to compromise on a package to...
  • Video: “So God made a liberal”

    02/08/2013 9:16:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    A tribute to Paul Harvey from Sooper Mexican.
  • Bush family e-mails hacked: Was anything stolen of value (beyond privacy)?

    02/08/2013 9:15:48 AM PST · by South40 · 3 replies
    CSMonitor ^ | 2/8/2013 | Peter Grier
    The Bush family has been victimized by a hacker, in case you haven’t heard. Someone who calls himself “Guccifer” has managed to penetrate the e-mail accounts of an unknown number of relatives of ex-Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush. We’ll leave the technical analysis to others, and focus on the stuff that’s actually been published: Are these sensitive secrets that shouldn’t have come into the public domain? Yes, in the sense that nobody should have stuff like this stolen and then plastered all over the Internet. Presumably, the FBI will get involved in tracking this person down. But no,...
  • Sequester cuts a time bomb for GOP?

    02/08/2013 9:12:41 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8 Feb 13 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Republicans open to letting billions in sequester cuts go through figure they can blame the president if the economy goes south. But Democrats are betting they can shift that blame right back to the GOP. They’re so confident, in fact, that they’re already eyeing at least 10 Republican-held seats with strong military connections from Florida to California to target in 2014, after sequester cuts have trickled down to local bases where jobs are lost and voters notice. “Republicans who are unwilling to compromise, unwilling to find solutions and are responsible for cuts to defense and jobs in their districts...
  • California Gives Up On Math: State will no longer require eighth-graders to take algebra

    02/08/2013 9:08:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | february 8, 2013 | robby soave
    California will no longer require eighth-graders to take algebra —a move that is line with the Common Core standards being adopted by most states, but that may leave students unprepared for college. Last month, California formally shifted to the Common Core mathematics standards, which recommend that students delay taking algebra if they aren’t ready for it. Previously, algebra class was a requirement for all eighth-graders in the state. The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is sponsored by the National Governor’s Association, is an effort to unify diverse state education curricula. Forty-five other states and the District of Columbia have...
  • Morning Bell: Getting a Meddling Government Out of Our Lives

    02/08/2013 9:06:25 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    Heritage ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    The next time a cashier asks “paper or plastic?” think of Abbie Schoenwetter. He spent more than six years in federal confinement for shipping lobster in plastic instead of cardboard. There’s no American law against doing so. But thanks to a vague, overly broad, and otherwise unjust federal criminal law, the U.S. government claimed it was upholding a Honduran regulation. Abbie Schoenwetter’s business, health, and family life (he has a wife and three kids) were wiped out because unreasonable federal prosecutors used an unjust law to target Abbie and a Honduran fisherman from whom Abbie purchased his seafood. He’s finally...
  • The Mad Men of Silicon Valley

    02/08/2013 8:54:04 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    Salon ^ | 02/05/2013 | ANDREW LEONARD
    “We’re not that big on history,” says veteran technology journalist Michael Malone near the close of “Silicon Valley,” a documentary premiering tonight on PBS as part of the “American Experience” series. “We don’t look back very much.” It’s an odd thing to hear. If you have even a passing interest in the history of computing, you’ve likely run across some portion of the tale told in “Silicon Valley.” How the “Traitorous Eight,” a group of brilliant scientists frustrated by the erratic behavior of their boss, Nobel prize–winning physicist William Shockley, defected to start their own company and launch the silicon...
  • Gun, ammo bills pending in the Calif. Legislature

    02/08/2013 8:51:07 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    KGUN9 news ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | The Associated Press
    Lawmakers have introduced more than a dozen bills seeking further restrictions for guns and ammunition this year, with more measures proposed by Senate Democrats on Thursday: AJR5, Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, is a resolution urging the president and Congress to pass U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's legislation prohibiting the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. AB48, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, requires ammunition sellers to be licensed and ammunition buyers to have and show valid identification, similar to those covering gun sales. Sales of large amounts of ammunition to an individual buyer within a five-day period...
  • Your comprehensive answer to every Sandy Hook conspiracy theory

    02/08/2013 8:40:23 AM PST · by mnehring · 31 replies
    While it’s often best not to engage with conspiracy theorists on their own turf, as you can probably never convince them, it’s worth setting the record straight on all the myths and phony evidence surrounding the Sandy Hook massacre.We’ve rounded up every major piece of evidence we could find that leads theorists to say the “official narrative” of events “doesn’t add up” and provided the facts that show why these questions can be easily explained. We’ve ignored the empty accusations with no evidence to support them (it was the Jews!) and focused only on the theories that try to present...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show "Open Lines Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 8,2013

    02/08/2013 8:39:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 104 replies
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  • Is this America's 'Top Secret' Saudi Arabia drone base… revealed by searching on Bing?

    02/08/2013 8:38:32 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2013 | Leon Watson
    A top secret CIA base in Saudi Arabia where lethal drones strikes have been launched from has been exposed on internet search giant Bing, it was claimed today. A blogger has spotted an unmarked facility that has runways, hangars and what appear to be living quarters and offices buried deep in the desert. It follows claims by the New York Times that it had revealed the CIA uses a base in Saudi Arabia to target Al Qaeda operatives in neighbouring Yemen. It was from this base that the American-born operative Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in 2011.
  • If You Hated 'Assault Weapons,' You'll Hate 'Assault Magazines' Even More

    02/08/2013 8:32:09 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    Reason ^ | 2-7-2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Today the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force unveiled a "comprehensive set of policy principles designed to reduce gun violence while respecting the 2nd Amendment Rights of law-abiding Americans." What is the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force? A bunch of Democrats appointed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and led by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) with the assistance of 11 (!) "vice chairs." Their mission: to "reduce and prevent gun violence while also protecting the rights of law-abiding individuals without a history of dangerous mental illness to own legitimate firearms for legitimate purposes." Are the 12 chairs of...
  • WE ARE ALL CALIFORNIANS NOW!

    02/08/2013 8:30:53 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Ammoland staff
    United States --(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, California politicians held a press conference to introduce the most draconian gun control civilian disarmament bill seen to date in this country. Seeking to exploit the tragedy of Newtown to achieve a political end, lawmakers introduced a bill that is completely filled with unconstitutional and extreme measures aimed at nothing other than the disarmament of law abiding Americans. The list includes placing extreme financial burdens on gun owners by requiring them to pay what are essentially “poll taxes” on firearms and ammunition purchases as well as requiring liability insurance, annual certifications, and licensing of gun ownership....
  • Eric Holder: Obama Decides Who's 'Entitled' to Second Amendment Rights

    02/08/2013 8:08:15 AM PST · by RummyChick · 47 replies
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  • Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa): Donate to me to stop Karl Rove

    02/08/2013 8:07:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 02/08/2013 | James Hohmann
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says Karl Rove and American Crossroads are out to get him and his supporters should pony up to stop them. Keying off a quote from Crossroads President Steven Law in Sunday’s New York Times, the likely Iowa Senate candidate sent an email to supporters Thursday seeking cash for a potential campaign. “I have not made a decision on this matter, but already Karl Rove and his army have launched a crusade against me,” King writes. Polls show that King would enter the race as the clear frontrunner in the GOP primary, but that he would trail...
  • Aviation experts say new Iranian stealth jet is a pathetic hoax that can’t even fly

    02/08/2013 7:59:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2013 | Andy Soltis
    From the loony regime that just figured how to shoot a monkey into space: Iran now claims it has its own homemade, radar-beating stealth fighter jet. But aviation and defense experts say the tiny one-seater looks like a toy and might not even be able to fly — calling it a “laughable fake.” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the Qaher F313 at a Tehran hangar last week and called it “one of the most advanced” aircraft in the world. But the experts said it was too small for a human pilot — and the controls and wiring looked too...
  • DoJ lawsuit against S&P even sillier than first thought (Banks got duped on their own offerings?)

    02/08/2013 7:56:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    I wrote Tuesday about the hypocrisy and perhaps vindictiveness of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against ratings agency Standard & Poor’s for rating toxic mortgage-backed securities and their derivatives highly before the housing bubble popped. Apparently I wasn’t tough enough on … the DoJ. Bloomberg’s Jonathan Weil explains why the lawsuit isn’t just ill-considered, but downright silly: Oh, the poor suckers at Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., fooled about the stench of their own garbage by those sneaky credit raters at Standard & Poor’s.The U.S. Justice Department made some peculiar allegations in its lawsuit this week against S&P...
  • Bill to ensure wider rape kit testing moves ahead

    02/07/2013 8:37:10 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | February 7, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Emotional testimony from the parents of Kenia Monge and other rape victims propelled a proposal that seeks to make sure that all rape kits are tested after being collected out of a House committee. The bill, which seeks to reduce the number of untested rape kits in Colorado, unanimously passed the House Judiciary committee today. Rape kits are used in all sexual assault investigations to preserve evidence from alleged victims, but many kits in Colorado are never tested after they are collected. ... In Colorado, hundreds of rape kits remain untested across multiple counties, even though the Colorado...
  • Confirmed: The Payroll-tax holiday was a big nothingburger (Gimmicky stimulus effort did nothing)

    02/08/2013 7:42:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    This should be a lesson to politicians and economists about the nature of gimmicky “stimulus” efforts …. but probably won’t be. In the pressure cooker of the tax fight over the holidays, most people forgot about the payroll-tax holiday — the reduction by two percentage points of FICA withholding for Social Security. Its backers claimed that putting $20 a week in the hands of earners would boost spending and the economy, which turned out to be entirely false. They then claimed that the expiration of this temporary stimulus would tank the economy through reduced spending.And that also turns out to...
  • Rove Aide Mocks Conservatives

    02/08/2013 7:38:57 AM PST · by bigbob · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2-7-13 | Tony Lee
    fter smearing movement conservative icon Brent Bozell as a "hater" who has a "sordid history of hating Karl Rove," Jonathan Collegio of American Crossroads mocked a group of prominent conservatives who wrote a letter to Crossroads GPS President Steven Law demanding Collegio be fired. “I’ve been trying to get my friends to sign it, because it’ll make for a funnier story once I get it framed,” Collegio said, in response to the letter to the Washington Examiner. “It would be flattering, if it weren’t so absurd.” In an interview with Breitbart News editor Larry O'Connor on WMAL's "Mornings on the...
  • Is a Franken-Bachmann showdown on the horizon?

    02/08/2013 7:35:31 AM PST · by SueRae · 19 replies
    real clear politics ^ | 2/8/2013 | Scott Conroy
    Politically, 2012 was not exactly a banner year for Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. In January, the Tea Party-backed Republican finished a distant sixth in the Iowa presidential caucuses, garnering just 1,223 more votes than she did in winning the Ames Straw Poll less than five months earlier. Bachmann ended her White House bid the next day and set to work on winning a fourth term in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. For that effort, she netted a massive, small-donor-fueled $14.4 million, breaking the House race fundraising record that she had previously set in 2010. Though widely expected to win comfortably in...
  • The Mystery Check For Bs. 300 Million Found In The Hands Of A Former Iranian Minister Of Finance

    02/08/2013 7:23:49 AM PST · by SumProVita · 5 replies
    The Devil's Excrement ^ | February 7, 2013 | Miguel Octavio
    Think about it: An Iranian man arrives in Germany from Turkey, fails to report that he is carrying more than 10,000 euros in financial instruments, a check for Bs. 300 million (more than US$ 60 million at the official rate of exchange) is found in his briefcase and he seems to care little if the check is taken from him. "On the border of Holland and Germany in Dusseldorf, a man from Iran was arrested for having a check for 300.000.000 Bsf (54 million euro) from Banco Venezuela in his suitcase."
  • Cuomo reacting to SAFE act backlash

    02/08/2013 7:17:16 AM PST · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 15 replies
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  • LAPD Cop Killer Left Messages for Tebow, Charlie Sheen, Larry David

    02/08/2013 7:13:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.tmz.com ^ | 02-08-2013 | Staff
    Ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner -- the accused killer at the center of a citywide manhunt -- posted a rambling message to various celebrities ... including Tim Tebow ... before embarking on his murderous rampage. The message is part of an "uncensored manifesto" that law enforcement confirms to TMZ was posted to the Internet by Dorner. Besides various threats to police officers and their families ... Dorner --who's now accused of killing 3 people including a cop -- also blogs goodbye messages to his favorite stars, as if he's planning on dying. His message to Tim Tebow reads: Tebow, I really...
  • PPP: Looking ahead to 2016 nationally and in Iowa (Rubio, Hillary leads the pack)

    02/08/2013 7:13:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New PPP polls both nationally and in Iowa find Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton leading the way for their party's respective 2016 nominations, with Clinton leading Rubio by 8 points in a hypothetical head to head.For the third month in a row in our national 2016 GOP tracking Rubio leads the way. He's at 22% to 15% for Paul Ryan, 13% each for Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, 11% for Mike Huckabee, 10% for Rand Paul, 4% for Bobby Jindal, 3% for Rick Perry, and 1% for Susana Martinez. Rubio continues to lead based on his appeal to the...
  • The Twisted Truth on Obama's Benghazi Response (Completely aloof from the events in Libya)

    02/08/2013 7:11:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, as reported at The Weekly Standard, President Obama was completely aloof from the events in Libya on September 11. He neither asked nor ordered anything. He did not respond to information sent to the White House. He was not involved at all, during the seven-plus-hour attack that resulted in the deaths of four American government employees, including an ambassador. A few months back, when, for the sake of argument, we were all giving Obama the benefit of the doubt on being human, albeit wretchedly so, I felt compelled to qualify a critique of the...
  • Reports: Sizable layoffs expected at DreamWorks Animation [GREEDY Obama Supporters FIRE Employees!]

    02/08/2013 7:07:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    L.A. Observed ^ | 2/6/13 | Mark Lacter
    The decision to release just two films this year instead of three means all sorts of operating adjustments that could result in cutting as many as 500 positions at the Glendale-based studio, Deadline reports. That would be a 23 percent hit. The trims come after less-than-terrific numbers from last fall's "Rise of the Guardians" (a big write-down is expected). Investors aren't thrilled - not so much at the prospect of layoffs (sometimes Wall Street considers that a good thing), but at changes in the release schedule. "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" is being moved back to Spring 2014 from late 2013,...
  • Capehart Warns On Drone Strikes: Remember, A Republican Could Become President!

    02/08/2013 7:06:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, you might be cool with Barack Obama calling up a drone strike on an American citizen. But don't forget: a Republican [shudder!] could become President! That was the Washington Post editorialist Jonathan Capehart's warning to Donny Deutsch when the ad-man-turned-pundit proclaimed he had no problem with the president, under desperate circumstances, ordering a drone strike against an American. View the video here.
  • Argentina Freezes Food Prices (This in one of the best beef and grain growing regions on earth)

    02/08/2013 7:06:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2013 | Mike Konrad
    If this were not true, it would be unbelieveable.  You could not make this up, let alone imagine it. Argentina's food prices are out of control. Just read that title, and  ponder what an absurdity that is. Argentina arguably has the best beef and grain growing regions on the planet. The Pampas are grasslands that run from the cooler south to the subtropical regions of the north. They are roughly equal in size to the United States' agricultural zones; but with only one-eighth the population of the United States, almost all of Argentina's produce is available for export. Argentina...
  • The Third Sex in Massachusetts (What do you call women trapped in a man's body and vice versa?)

    02/08/2013 7:01:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2013 | Janet Tassel
    One afternoon in May, 1990, Robert Kosilek murdered his wife, Cheryl. Brutally. He strangled her with piano wire, virtually decapitating her, and left her body in a mall parking lot in a suburb of Boston. Since his conviction, Kosilek, now 64, has been serving a life sentence at Norfolk, a high-security prison for men. For years Kosilek has been a member of the "sisters," a particularly violent, sexually deviant subset of the prison population. But in 1993, Kosilek decided to do a complete makeover, changing his name to Michelle, letting his hair grow long, and dressing as a woman in...
  • All the President’s Drones: Don’t reprove the drone war, improve it.

    02/08/2013 6:58:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2013 | The Editors
    There are a number of problems with this administration’s conduct of the War on Terror in general, and with its drone campaign in particular. But the elimination of Anwar Al-Awlaki — an al-Qaeda militant with a demonstrated commitment to the destruction of the United States who happened to have been born in New Mexico — is not one of them. The release of a Justice Department white paper outlining the administration’s legal case for the targeted killing of American citizens who are in cahoots with al-Qaeda has raised protest from the left, which has leeway to criticize the president now...
  • The Worst Five Years Since the Great Depression

    02/08/2013 6:51:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/08/2013 | PETER FERRARA
    In February, 2009, I wrote for the Wall Street Journal an article entitled Reaganomics versus Obamanomics. The article explained that the emerging Obamanomics was pursuing exactly the opposite of every policy of the enormously successful Reaganomics, and predicted that it would produce exactly the opposite results. Well, the results are in, and under President Obama the American people have now suffered the worst 5 years since the Great Depression, as first explained by Steve McCann of the American Thinker on January 25. McCann writes, “From 2009 through 2012, the Obama cabal, and their allegiance to statist policies, has been in...
  • America Gives Up

    02/08/2013 6:47:28 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Stella Paul
    The other day, I learned that President Obama has canceled our Mars Rover explorations, along with all other planetary missions. NASA's science mission chief just quit in disgust, and who can blame him? Apparently, even robots' lives are too precious for us to risk these days, so America is giving up the thrill of discovering space. While I was stewing over the news that the Russians will now take over our Mars missions (the Red Planet is turning that kind of Red), I decided to relax by watching the Super Bowl -- just in time to see the lights blow...
  • The Great Gun Debate

    02/08/2013 6:43:51 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2-8-2013 | Brett Joshpe
    I greatly appreciate the opportunity to debate and respond to Selwyn Duke's piece, which makes many very reasonable points. Its biggest deficiency is that it never actually proposes measures --whether specific new regulations or repeal of specific existing ones -- that would improve the current system. Instead, Mr. Duke says he would scale back gun laws from 22,000 to 5,000, two arbitrary numbers, neither of which bear any correlation to smart policy. Before discussing potential policy responses, let me say that Mr. Duke is quite right that thousands of gun laws, unsurprisingly, did not eliminate crime (I am unaware of...
  • Background Checks Can Easily be Used to Deny Honest Gun Owners

    02/08/2013 6:11:56 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 24 replies
    Gun Owners ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Erich Pratt
    In 2008, WalMart caved in to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his fraudulently-named Mayors Against Illegal Guns. In the process, it agreed to a ten-point agenda pushed by Bloomberg. In particular, point #9 prohibits firearms sales to purchasers who have not received an affirmative go-ahead at the end of the NICS check’s three-day waiting period. In other words, if the FBI gives a “yellow light” -- perhaps, because a gun buyer is unlucky enough to have the same name as someone in the NICS system -- then WalMart was essentially saying it would not sell the firearm, even though...