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  • Has Obama overdone Nightmare on Sequester Street?

    02/22/2013 10:09:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    That's the question Politico asks, but it's really only half of Barack Obama's problem in this standoff: President Barack Obama’s greatest adversary in the latest budget battle isn’t the Republican leadership in Congress — it’s his confidence in his own ability to force a win.He has been so certain of his campaign skills that he didn’t open a line of communication with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell until Thursday, a week before the spending ax hits. And when they did finally hear from Obama, the calls were perfunctory, with no request to step up...
  • Arab Group Claims Western Wall is Muslim

    02/22/2013 10:05:52 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    An Israeli Arab group, "The Al-Aqsa Heritage Institute," on Thursday issued a statement demanding that Israel halt its plans to bring more Jews to the Kotel (Western Wall) - which, the group claims, is holy not to Jews, but to Muslims. In fact, the group says, Israel is "defiling the holiness of the site" by conducting Jewish prayers there. In Jewish tradition, the Kotel is the outer retaining wall of the Holy Temple, which stood on the Temple Mount, approximately at the same location as the Al-Aqsa Mosque. When the Holy Temple was destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago, Jews were...
  • Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network

    02/22/2013 9:57:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Kristen Abraham
    Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network Updated: Feb 18, 2013 4:23 PM CST By Kristen Abraham (02/18/13) - A gun shop owner said firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers are being targeted unfairly after Comcast announces it's dropping all gun shop ads from its nationwide cable network. The cable company recently acquired NBC Universal and this is a long standing policy there. When a local ad agency recently placed an order for Williams Gun Sight in Davison Township, it was denied. Owner Tom Wright said he'll take his business elsewhere. "I thought it was ridiculous, we are a legitimate...
  • Man arrested in shooting death of Ellenwood teen

    02/22/2013 9:47:56 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Consitution ^ | 17 February 2013 | Fran Jeffries
    A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of an Ellenwood teenager on Feb. 5, according to Atlanta police. Darnell Hudson turned himself in on Feb. 15 on a warrant for the murder of 17-year-old Wilton Smith-Muirhead, police said. He was charged and taken to the Fulton County Jail. The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 500 block of James P. Brawley Drive in Atlanta.
  • Teacher Job Satisfaction Hits 25-Year Low

    02/22/2013 8:47:01 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Atlantic ^ | Feb 21 2013 | Emily Richmond
    Teacher job satisfaction has hit its lowest point in a quarter of a century, and 75 percent of principals believe their jobs have become too complex. The findings are part of the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership. Conducted annually since 1984, the survey polled representative sampling of 1,000 teachers and 500 principals in K-12 schools across the country. Only 39 percent of teachers described themselves as very satisfied with their jobs on the latest survey. That's a 23-percentage point plummet since 2008, and a drop of five percentage points just over the past year. Factors...
  • Whoa: Columbine Survivor Pens Powerful Letter to Obama on Gun Rights

    02/22/2013 9:44:01 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Mr. President, As a student who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre, I have a few thoughts on the current gun debate. In regards to your gun control initiatives: Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons The evidence is very clear pertaining to the inadequacies of the assault weapons ban. It had little to no effect when it was in place from 1994 until 2004. It was during this time that I personally witnessed two fellow students murder twelve of my classmates and one teacher. The assault weapons ban did not deter these two murderers, nor did the other thirty-something...
  • Packing Heat With Hot Coffee: "Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day"

    02/22/2013 9:37:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    http://washington.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 22, 2013 | CBS DC
    STERLING, Va. (CBSDC) If you enjoy packing heat while sipping a hot cup of coffee, Friday is your day. Firearms owners and gun rights advocates are heading to local coffee shops to celebrate Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day. Its their way of saying thank you to the Seattle-based coffee franchise for as they see it not infringing on their Second Amendment rights.
  • Buying a Gun? States Consider Insurance Rule

    02/22/2013 9:32:34 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | MICHAEL COOPER and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    Lawmakers in at least half a dozen states, including California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, have proposed legislation this year that would require gun owners to buy liability insurance much as car owners are required to buy auto insurance. Doing so would give a financial incentive for safe behavior, they hope, as people with less dangerous weapons or safety locks could qualify for lower rates. I believe that if we get the private sector and insurance companies involved in gun safety, we can help prevent a number of gun tragedies every year, said David P. Linsky, a...
  • DHS Wants to Help You Become a Cybersecurity Fed

    02/22/2013 9:29:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    nextgov.com ^ | 2/22/13 | Brittany Ballenstedt
    Comments The Homeland Security Department has launched a new online resource that makes cybersecurity career and training information more readily available to federal employees and the public. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies website is part of an effort to elevate cybersecurity awareness as well as educate the government and public about education, careers and workforce development opportunities available in the cybersecurity field. DHS is committed to working with our partners in academia and throughout the private sector to develop the next generation of cyber professionals to protect against evolving cyber threats, said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. NICCS...
  • Bahrain is paying CNN international to create content that shows Bahrain in a favourable light

    02/22/2013 9:27:51 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 4 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Amber Lyon
    (Click Link for Video content) Amber Lyon, former CNN reporter who lost her job as a consequence of reporting the truth about Bahraini governmental abuses, exposes how CNN international was payed to make documentaries that reflected well on the country.
  • Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom

    02/22/2013 9:14:24 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 13 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Its possible there are many who know of Matthew Bracken, who is the author of the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy, the third book of which is Foreign Enemies and Traitors. That apparently describes what a lot of people feel we are heading towards. Democide is the elimination of a despised group by a government. It includes genocide, politicide, and other forms of state-sponsored mass murder. Read an uncomfortably perceptive article by Matthew, and also be sure to watch the powerful short video lower down the page. Pass it on it deserves a wide audience, to...
  • Obama Administration Moves Forward on Climate Change Without Congress -Forthcoming regulation

    02/22/2013 9:12:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/22/13 | Rebekah Metzler
    President Barack Obama is tired of waiting for Congress to move on legislation to reduce carbon emissions, and his administration is poised to move forward on actions to do just thatincluding a move that will effectively eliminate the possibility of any new coal plant opening in the United States, experts say. "We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence," Obama said during his State of the Union address. "Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment...
  • Dar al-Hijrah (Falls Church, VA) imam calls for "Arms for Jihad"

    02/22/2013 9:07:38 AM PST · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 Feb 13 | CausingFitna
    Trying to downplay what came out of Imam Shaker's mouth. His comments on the Western World makes one wonder why he lives in the West. He also mentions that every Muslim should memorize the Quran, or if they can't, Muslims should keep it in their pocket...... I wonder if he ever encourages Muslims to keep the US Constitution in their pocket? I do encourage everyone to watch the entire video, but I understand that not everyone has the patience that I have. That is the reason for this edit, as the average person will not watch a video longer than...
  • Rush Limbaugh,"Open Lines Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 22,2013

    02/22/2013 8:59:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 58 replies
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  • www.nbc[.]com Contains a Malicious iframe

    02/22/2013 8:55:11 AM PST · by MeganC · 12 replies
    Microsoft email ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Microsoft ISAC
    MS-ISAC CYBER ALERT DATE ISSUED: February 21, 2013 SUBJECT: www.nbc[.]com Contains a Malicious iframe MS-ISAC received reports and independently confirmed that the website www.nbc[.]com contains a malicious iframe which includes links to the following URLs: flying-gators-mac[.]com/mtnk.htm finesseindia[.]com/mtnk.htm toplineops[.]com/mtnk.html nikweinstein[.]com/cl/google.php moi-npovye-sploett[.]com/qqqq/1.php walterjeffers[.]com symptomshighbloodpressure[.]org store.thermosolutionsinternational[.]com/ctuk.html Please note that there may be additional domains included in the rotation. Once any of the above domains are visited, the Redkit exploit kit is leveraged to exploit number of vulnerabilities to install a Citadel malware on to the victim system. You may recall that the Redkit exploit kit...
  • Switzerland 's only wild bear is killed as a danger to humans

    02/22/2013 8:51:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Laura Smith-Spark
    M13 was the only bear known to have been living wild in Switzerland, according to the Swiss national broadcaster. Despite that status, the young male was shot Tuesday morning in Poschiavo Valley, in the Alps near the Italian border, by authorities who feared he was a threat to people. The creature also showed little fear of humans despite several attempts to get it away from villages, it said. There was so much concern about the bear's behavior, he was fitted with a radio collar so he could be closely monitored. Some questioned why he wasn't relocated or placed in a...
  • 40 Obvious And Painless Ways For The US To Cut Its Budget

    02/22/2013 8:40:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/22/2013 | Walter Hickey
    The U.S. government is one week away from the sequester deadline, when $1.2 trillion of across-the-board spending cuts will go into effect. The budget slashing is set to hit everything from NASA to food inspectors, and members of both parties are alternately playing the blame game and trying to come up with a solution to avoid the cuts. Still, it's worth noting that there are some things the government spends money on that could definitely go. Each year, the conservative Heritage Foundation combs through the budget and points out some particularly egregious expenditures and redundancies. Here are forty cuts they've...
  • Obama ally got $340 million to set up health care co-ops

    02/22/2013 8:33:25 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2013 | Richard Pollock
    A health insurance company headed by an old friend from Obama's days as a community organizer got a $340 million federal loan to establish Obamacare co-ops in New York, New Jersey and Oregon despite having a chronic record of consumer and regulatory complaints. The New York-based Freelancers Insurance Company has been rated the "worst" insurer for two straight years by state regulators, and data compiled by a national insurance association show an extremely high rate of consumer complaints. The firm was founded in 2008 by Sara Horowitz, who worked with Obama before his career in elective politics to launch Demos,...
  • Mayor Emanuel's Approval Rating In The Tank ( Chicago gun free zone )

    02/22/2013 8:16:29 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Edward McClelland
    Emanuel allies insist that he has done much good for the city but its clear from the headlines that the dominant story of his time in office so far is the rising murder rate. The Chicago homicide rate in January was its highest in more than a decade and the Windy City has become a national talking point and not in a good way when it comes to violence. ... A Crains/Ipsos poll out Thursday finds that the mayors popularity has fallen sharply since voters were last surveyed in September: Just 2 percent of Chicagoans surveyed said they...
  • What Would a President Romney Do?

    02/22/2013 8:16:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/22/2013
    For those convinced that President Obama doesnt deserve any blame for the fiscal gridlock, lets do a thought experiment. Lets imagine that Mitt Romney was elected president, and was dealing with the same Congress that Obama has faced so much trouble in getting legislation to avert sequestration and myriad fiscal emergencies. Would a President Romney be confronting the same crisis? Its impossible to know for sure, but a look at Romneys compromising tendencies with a Democratic Legislature as governor of Massachusetts suggest that things would look very different. Romney cut his business and political profile as a deal-maker, reaching bipartisan...
  • Rand Paul returns unused money from office budget to the government

    02/22/2013 7:53:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2013 | Rick Moran
    Would that our bureaucrats had this kind of attitude. From CNN: Sen. Rand Paul cut another six-figure check to the United States Treasury Wednesday, taking the money he said he didn't need from his office's budget to make a tiny dent in the nation's massive federal debt. "We watch every purchase," Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, said at an event next to an oversized check for $600,000. "We watch what computers we buy, what paper we buy, the ink cartridges. We treat the money like it's our money, or your money, and we look at every expenditure." The $600,000 reflects...
  • Report: 47 Percent of Detroit Property Owners Pay No Taxes

    02/22/2013 8:07:58 AM PST · by chessplayer · 58 replies
    An estimated 47 percent of Detroits property owners pay no taxes, according to recent report from The Detroit News. n fact, according to The News, delinquency in the shattered city is so bad that that 77 blocks had only one owner who paid taxes in 2012. Yes, one person paid taxes in an area covering 77 blocks. Many of the people interviewed by The News said that they dont understand why they should pay into a system that has failed to provide them with basic public services. Why pay taxes? asked Fred Phillips, who owes more than $2,600 on his...
  • Why used cars are scarce - and expensive

    02/22/2013 8:04:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2013 | David Paulin
    Yes, Obama's Cash for Clunkers program is definitely one reason used cars are in increasingly scarce supply-- and much pricier than they used to be. But another reason relates to something liberals despise: "trickle down" economics or, in respect to the increasing scarcity of used cars, the fact that low-income used car buyers do better when wealthier Americans (those who can afford new cars) do better. The reason used cars have gotten increasingly scarce and expensive is the subject of a Wall Street Journal article, "Amid New Car Boom, Used Cars Are Gold." Its observations are illuminating: The shortage of...
  • Pastor questions grand jury indictment in 'road rage' shooting death

    02/22/2013 7:53:35 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | February 20, 2013 | Kevin Reece
    HOUSTON -- The pastor of the young woman who indicted for murder five months after a road rage incident in northwest Harris County says that if the races were reversed there might not be a murder indictment at all. Crystal Scott, 23, shot and killed 22-year-old Jonathan Ables, September 17, 2012 ... The drivers had pulled into a Shell gas station at Perry and FM 1960 after Scott says Ables bumped her car. Unfortunately the actions of an enraged man led to his untimely death, said Scotts pastor, Bishop James Dixon, II, who held a news conference on Wednesday --...
  • 5 Reasons Not to Worry About the Dreaded Sequester

    02/22/2013 7:49:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 02/22/2013 | JOSH BOAK and ERIC PIANIN
    With the automatic spending cuts kicking in next week, its tough to separate fact from bluster. Both the Obama administration and congressional Republicans chose this week to go with finger-pointing, a subtle acknowledgement that their differences on taxing and spending wont be bridged by more negotiating. President Obama and his team warn of government services getting even worse if the $85 billion of across the board cuts in fiscal 2013 are allowed to kick in next Fridaycars stuck idling at under-staffed border posts, furloughed bureaucrats, fewer police and firefighters, thousands of hungry children kicked off government nutrition programs. Meanwhile, House...
  • Texas Experiences Meteoric Rise Of Relocation Inquiries From California Companies

    02/22/2013 7:44:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/21/2013 | Rex Sinquefield
    Lone Star State Governor Rick Perry seriously amped up his West Coast recruiting efforts this month in response to Californias passage of Proposition 30, a statewide vote that dramatically increased the states personal income tax rate. Taxpayers there will be paying up to 3% more on earned income, and that increase is retroactive to January 1, 2012. More than a thousand miles away from Sacramento, a far more positive outlook counters the frustration felt by many California employees and business owners. Just last week Governor Perry met with 200 Golden State business owners, and two weeks ago he purchased $24,000...
  • No to the Flat Tax, Gold Standard and Other Stale Ideas

    02/22/2013 7:41:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/19/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    Free enterprise, free markets, competition, and choice: All are timeless economic principles, but their application can and should evolve with changing economic circumstances. When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, the top income-tax rate was 70 percent, inflation was 13 percent, health-care spending was 10 percent of GDP, and publicly held debt was 26 percent. The average American was 30 years old.Today, the top marginal tax rate is 40 percent, and inflation is 2 percent. Health-care spending and the debt have both risen by nearly 80 percent as a share of output. The average American is 37 years...
  • Oscar Pistorius Is Granted Bail

    02/22/2013 7:39:41 AM PST · by John W · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 22, 2013 | LYDIA POLGREEN and ALAN COWELL
    PRETORIA, South Africa After four days of combative hearings, a South African magistrate on Friday granted bail for Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee track star accused of murdering his girlfriend in a case that has horrified and fascinated the nation. The accused has made a case to be released on bail," the magistrate concluded. Pistorius family members in the packed courtroom shouted: "Yes!" The terms of the bail were not immediately disclosed.
  • President Obama holds off-record meeting with top White House reporters

    02/22/2013 7:28:33 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    President Barack Obama held an off-the-record meeting with top White House reporters on Thursday afternoon, POLITICO has learned. The meeting, with reporters from major print and television outlets, comes days after the White House Correspondents Association complained publicly about their lack of access to the president during a golf outing in Palm Beach, Fla., and one day after Obama met with local television reporters.
  • Public Schools Installing "Panic Buttons"

    02/22/2013 7:24:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 22, 2013 | CBS Atlanta
    MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) Marietta Public Schools have added panic buttons to its schools in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. WGCL-TV reports that these panic buttons will immediately place a call to 911 when pushed by school officials.
  • Dog slips leash in St. Petersburg; angry motorist shoots owner

    02/22/2013 7:19:43 AM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    ST. PETERSBURG A man walking his dog was shot in the leg by a disgruntled motorist after the animal lurched into the road, forcing a pickup to stop. St. Petersburg police are searching for a man who shot Peter Harbachuk, 46, on Friday after his dog got off her leash. "Some dude hopped out and he pointed a gun toward my head," Harbachuk said. "I said, 'Hey, this doesn't have to go down like this.' " The man lowered the gun a bit, closed his eyes and squeezed the trigger, he said.
  • Ravens' Matt Birk to announce his retirement today (NFL's Pro Life and Traditional Marriage leader)

    02/22/2013 7:17:58 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/22/13 | Aaron Wilson
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Baltimore Ravens six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk will announce his retirement from the NFL later this morning, according to a source with knowledge of his plans. Birk, 36, played in the NFL for 15 seasons and won a Super Bowl in his final season with a victory in Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. Birk played well last season and could have continued to play, but the Harvard graduate, former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and married father of six opted to leave the game at this time.
  • Maryland to Hold Committee Hearings on 51 Anti-Gun Bills in Just 2 Days

    02/22/2013 6:48:51 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Maryland --(Ammoland.com)- 2 More Gun Bill Days are Scheduled 51 Bills to be Heard Briefly stated, here is the situation: A total of 51 bills will be heard over 2 days in 3 Committees. Each day we will have bills being heard in 2 different Committees at the same time. This tactic is intended to dilute our numbers, which is why a strong boots on the ground turnout is so important. This is especially true on March 5th because the hearings will be in different buildings. Friday, March 1st @ 1:00 PM: 4 bills in the House Health &...
  • Senators in Immigration Talks Mull Federal IDs for All Workers

    02/22/2013 6:47:59 AM PST · by haffast · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 20, 2013, 7:47 p.m. ET | DANNY YADRON
    Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. workercitizen or notto carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person's legal eligibility to work. snip But at least five of the eight senators writing the bill have backed biometric ID cards in the past. At least three of themSens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.)have said they support requiring the cards under the new law but are open to other options, aides say. snip Mr. Graham, in an interview, said that...
  • JOE BIDEN ON HOME DEFENSE

    02/22/2013 6:41:11 AM PST · by shortstop · 31 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/20/13 | bob Lonsberry
    Biden goes Rambo. In an online interview with a magazine reporter, day before yesterday, the vice president of the United States told us how to defend our homes. He is a significant federal officer -- first in succession to the presidency -- and was one of the longest-serving senators in modern history. And he has given us instructions. The vice president said he told his wife, "If theres ever a problem here, just walk out on the balcony, here, walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and just fire two blasts outside the house." He then went on to say that...
  • Sanford police: We'll buy your gun, no questions asked

    02/22/2013 6:41:00 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 21 replies
    The Orlando Slantinel ^ | 22 FEB 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    <p>In another sign that Sanford police are ratcheting up their campaign against street violence, the department on Friday announced a gun buyback next week.</p> <p>The agency will buy any gun no questions asked and give the person turning it in a $50 Target gift card.</p>
  • A year later, Trayvon Martin case murkier than ever

    02/22/2013 6:37:22 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 Feb 2013 | Eric Zorn
    The simple story cops yawn when burly white vigilante stalks and kills unarmed African-American child for the "crime" of walking while black shocked the conscience of much of the nation a year ago and touched off an explosion of indignant demagoguery. Trayvon Martin, 17, was walking through a Sanford, Fla., subdivision early on the evening of Feb. 26, 2012, headed from a convenience store to the home where he was staying with his father. Off-duty neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, was driving to the grocery store when he saw Martin and called police to report that an...
  • MA Liberal Pushes Gun Ban, Citizens Show Up To Shoot It Down

    02/22/2013 6:30:43 AM PST · by suspects · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 22, 2013 | Michael Graham
    The people have spoken, the ... conservatives? The original, less-family-friendly quotation came from California Democrat Dick Tuck after he lost a U.S. Senate primary in 1966. This particular sentiment reflects the divide between the ever-more-left-leaning Democratic Party and the average person even here in Massachusetts. Wednesday night the Westford Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to withdraw an article from the Town Meeting warrant calling for the town to ban the possession of virtually all modern firearms. An overflow crowd of more than 400 people showed up to let liberal Selectman Robert Jefferies know that he doesnt speak for them....
  • Kid President and Obama announce White House Easter Egg Roll [Clown Plays Games While Economy Tanks]

    02/22/2013 6:22:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/21/13 | Maura Judkis
    This years White House Easter Egg Roll will be the cutest one EVER, obviously. Just watch.... Kid President, a.k.a. nine-year-old Robby Novak,announces that the ticket lottery for the April 1 White House Easter Egg roll is open,and closes on Monday, Feb. 25. Better get your name in there if you want to meet Kid President! Or real president. But the former upstages the latter in this mega-cute video...
  • My Dinner with Calvin [Coolidge]

    02/22/2013 6:19:01 AM PST · by statestreet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 20, 2013 | David Pietrusza
    My phone rang late on a Friday evening. The number was from an area code with which I wasnt too familiar. Would I be able to attend a dinner in Manhattan honoring Amity Shlaes on the occasion of the publication of her new Calvin Coolidge biography? Well, yes yes, I would. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/20/my-dinner-with-calvin/#ixzz2LdOsACmC
  • Why the income tax is worth celebrating

    02/22/2013 5:58:52 AM PST · by tom h · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2013 | Molly Michelmore
    The federal income tax celebrates its 100th birthday this month. With so few fans of the tax in and outside Washington, few are likely to celebrate. But maybe we should. The income tax was once quite popular ... After the Civil War, the federal government relied on a combination of consumption taxes and high tariffs to raise revenue. Both bore most heavily on regular people while doing little to tap the fortunes of the Gilded Ages robber barons. Popular hostility toward these moneyed interests helps explain the initial popularity of the income tax ... At their 1896 convention, Democrats endorsed...
  • Biden Tells Gun Control Conference:"We Must Speak For Those 20 Beautiful Children"

    02/22/2013 5:50:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    http://www.courant.com/ ^ | February 22, 2013 | Jenny Wilson
    DANBURY Amid concerns about getting a vote on tighter gun control legislation only months after the worst elementary school massacre in history, Vice President Joe Biden joined many of Connecticut's most powerful leaders in a daylong forum to press for change. "There's a moral price to be paid for inaction. If you're concerned about your political survival you should be concerned about the survival of our children," Biden warned. "I believe the price will be paid politically by those who refuse to act, who refuse to step forward."
  • Country Club Republicans Link Up With Democratic Ruling Class

    02/22/2013 5:23:13 AM PST · by SueRae · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/20/2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    Full Title: As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned On January 1, 2013 one third of Republican congressmen, following their leaders, joined with nearly all Democrats to legislate higher taxes and more subsidies for Democratic constituencies. Two thirds voted no, following the people who had elected them. For generations, the Republican Party had presented itself as the political vehicle for Americans whose opposition to ever-bigger government financed by ever-higher taxes makes them a country class. Yet modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been partners in the...
  • Adrian Wyllie announces bid for Florida governor, plans to eliminate federal meddling

    02/22/2013 4:26:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Oath Keepers EMail | Jan 28, 2013 | Staff
    With the 2012 election behind us, candidates have begun preparing for races in 2014. One of the earliest Libertarian Party candidates to declare is Adrian Wyllie, chair of the Florida LP, who announced earlier this month that he would run for governor. He plans to distinguish his campaign by focusing on his plan to combat the federal government's encroachments on state sovereignty. "One of my highest priorities is going to be upholding the 10th Amendment, and rejecting any unconstitutional federal mandates or laws on the state level," Wyllie said. "I think one of our biggest problems is the assault on...
  • Massachusetts forces schools to let 'transgender' boys use girls' restrooms, lockers

    02/22/2013 4:21:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/19/2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    BOSTON, February 19, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester has issued orders to the states K-12 public schools requiring them to permit transgender boys and girls to use the opposite sexs locker rooms, bathrooms, and changing facilities as long as they claim to identify with that gender. Many elementary schools in smaller Massachusetts towns include children from kindergarten through eighth grade, making it possible for boys as old as 14 to share toilet facilities with girls as young as five. Under Chester's leadership, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released an 11-page document on...
  • Retired general says National Guard could help curb Chicago violence

    02/22/2013 3:48:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/21/13 | Lolly Bowean
    To reduce the homicides and shootings plaguing Chicago streets, elected officials should consider calling on the state and federal governments for help, even the National Guard if necessary, said a retired Army lieutenant general who spearheaded the military response after Hurricane Katrina. "Just like we do with any disaster. When the tornado comes, or the floods come, the federal government comes in to help," Russel L. Honore said Thursday at a news conference in Chicago. "Let's not let this be about pride. 'We are big ol' Chicago, we are too proud, we can handle this.' Maybe you can't handle it....
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - February 22, 2013

    02/22/2013 3:39:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 21 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house nat, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Miami-Dade teachers union elects Fedrick Ingram as president [First Black to lead, Media Swoons]

    02/22/2013 3:23:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/21/13 | David Smiley
    The United Teachers of Dade announced Thursday that its members had elected its secretary/treasurer to lead the organization. Fedrick Fed Ingram, a native Miamian and former Miami-Dade teacher of the year, netted just under 51 percent of some 7,000 votes cast in Tuesdays elections and beat out four competitors to win the $134,000 job outright. Ingram, 39, will take over in May as just the third president in the last half-century when current President Karen Aronowitz steps down.
  • Is Obama overplaying sequester hand?

    02/22/2013 2:56:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 2/22/13 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and JAKE SHERMAN
    ...Obamas greatest adversary in the latest budget battle isnt the Republican leadership in Congress its his confidence in his own ability to force a win. He has been so certain of his campaign skills that he didnt open a line of communication with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell until Thursday, a week before the spending ax hits. And when they did finally hear from Obama, the calls were perfunctory, with no request to step up negotiations or invitations to the White House. ...In the last two days alone, hes courted local TV anchors, called...
  • US denied direct access to Benghazi suspect held in Egypt

    02/22/2013 2:19:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Catherine Herridge
    The U.S. has been denied direct access to the only publicly known suspect in custody in connection with the Benghazi terror attack, Fox News has learned, with U.S. interrogators still unable to sit in the same room as the Egypt-held prisoner to ask questions. Abu Ahmed, also known as Mohammed Jamal, is suspected of establishing Islamist training camps in Eastern Libya where militants who took part in the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attack were able to train. Ahmed is not suspected of directly taking part in the attack which left four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead. But this is...