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  • Will Sen. Tom Coburn Buy Off on the "Schumer Sell-Out"?

    02/25/2013 12:42:37 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    Gon Owners of Americia ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer's staff is leaking out to the press the Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is "on the verge" of caving in and agreeing to a ban on private gun sales -- and requiring virtually every American to get the government's approval before exercising their constitutional right to become a gun owner. According to The Washington Post (2/23/13), the remaining sticking point is Coburn's reluctance to require a 4473 for every private transaction. Were this to occur, ATF's practice of going into gun stores and copying all the 4473's -- a practice which has been documented by GOA --...
  • Grand Central Terminal Bomb Scare Reroutes Trains, Fires Up Twitter

    02/25/2013 12:39:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | February 24, 2013 11:02pm | Jess Wisloski
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shut down service of its shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central on Sunday night, and briefly had 4, 5 and 6 trains bypassing the station after a bomb scare halted activity to the transit hub, according to MTA officials. The NYPD would not comment on whether or not there had been a bomb threat in the station, and initially referred all inquiries to the MTA. At 9:40 p.m. a spokeswoman for the MTA subway system confirmed that the Times Square shuttle had been shut down, and 4, 5 and 6 trains were skipping the station...
  • Marriage group will 'take out' GOPers who support same-sex unions

    02/25/2013 12:27:05 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 02/25/2013
    A national group that has spent millions to defend the traditional definition of marriage has pledged to spend $500,000 against any Republicans who vote to legalize same-sex marriage. The move comes less than a week after Republican state Sen. Branden Petersen of Andover said he was considering becoming a co-author of a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. “Republicans like Branden Petersen don’t realize that not only is voting to redefine marriage a terrible policy, it is also a career-ending vote for a Republican,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. “NOM will do everything in...
  • FCC Roughed Up in D.C. Circuit on Comcast-Tennis Case

    02/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Feb 25 2013 - 2:55pm | John Eggerton
    Judges Have Issues with Statute of Limitations on Carriage Complaint, First Amendment Implications of Remedy A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case of Comcast vs. the FCC on Monday, challenging the FCC's first-ever finding in favor of a program carriage complaint and its imposition of a carriage remedy. While the judges usually wield a gavel, in this case is was more like a hammer, with the FCC mostly on the receiving end. Between the serious First Amendment issues with the FCC's carriage remedy expressed by Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the contract issues on which Judge...
  • Are gun owners the new smokers? Agenda 2013

    02/25/2013 12:11:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 21, 2013 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    Oregon gun owners cheered by the demise of Sen. Ginny Burdick's proposals to ban large magazines and scary-looking semiautomatic weapons should leave the Champagne in the fridge for the time being. The Legislature's gun-control advocates are still hard at work, and the direction in which they're heading would create problems for law-abiding citizens over the long term and, perhaps, do nothing to enhance public safety. We're leery of slippery-slope arguments, but two concepts supported by Burdick and Sen. Floyd Prozanski, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, could grease the transformation of concealed-handgun policy into something resembling smoking policies around the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 11:34:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
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  • Landau: If Terrorists Want to Starve Themselves, Let 'Em

    02/25/2013 11:27:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/13 | David Lev
    Water and Energy Minister Uzi Landau – who has a rich defense background, having served in the past as Public Security Minister – said that Israel should respect the wishes of terrorists who preferred to starve themselves, and not try to figure out ways to convince them to eat. “This hunger strike and the riots in their wake is just another provocation by the Palestinian Authority,” he said. “We must not panic.” Speaking to Arutz Sheva Monday, Landau said that the PA was going out of its way to cause riots, as a “greeting,” and a message, to U.S. President...
  • ObamaCare and the '29ers'

    02/25/2013 11:26:02 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2013 | Staff
    Here's a trend you'll be reading more about: part-time "job sharing," not only within firms but across different businesses. It's already happening across the country at fast-food restaurants, as employers try to avoid being punished by the Affordable Care Act. In some cases we've heard about, a local McDonalds has hired employees to operate the cash register or flip burgers for 20 hours a week and then the workers head to the nearby Burger King or Wendy's to log another 20 hours. Other employees take the opposite shifts. Welcome to the strange new world of small-business hiring under ObamaCare. The...
  • Obama Warns: Budget Cuts will Slow Economy, Eliminate Jobs

    02/25/2013 11:22:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/13
    US President Barack Obama warned warring politicians Monday it was time to start governing as Washington headed into another manufactured crisis threatening the fragile economy. Obama told an annual meeting of state governors at the White House that huge budget cuts due to hit on March 1 would "slow our economy, eliminate good jobs" and leave Americans with "thinly stretched" budgets wondering what to do, AFP reported. The president is demanding that congressional Republicans stave off a set of arbitrary, automatic spending cuts known as the sequester by closing tax loopholes that benefit the rich and corporations. "We can't just...
  • ORGANIZER OF GUN APPRECIATION DAY CALLS OUT THE RACIST OUTCOME OF GUN CONTROL

    02/25/2013 11:12:12 AM PST · by lward99 · 5 replies
    EqualGunRights.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Larry Ward
    Larry Ward, President of Political Media and principle organizer of Gun Appreciation Day, today released the following statement along with a video supporting a new project, EqualGunRights.com. The video, produced in collaboration with the Second Amendment Foundation, highlights the disproportionate impact of gun control laws on the African-American population, and how that discrimination leaves large groups unable to defend themselves, their families, or their businesses. DO MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND RAHM EMANUEL WANT TO DISARM AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HISPANICS? Bloomberg and Emanuel may not have racist intents, but the gun control they are pushing has real life racial consequences. “It doesn't...
  • The State of Colorado Part I: Denver Day of Resistance (VIDEO)

    02/25/2013 11:08:25 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Guns. com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Protesters from across the state of Colorado scaled the steps up to the capitol building in Denver, rallying against the proposed gun control measures legislators will be voting on later this year. It was called the Denver Day of Resistance. An estimated 400 to 500 people made it to the rally, and passers-by showed their support by honking regularly as they drove past the crowd. There was no counter-protest, there was no conflict with the police, just a few hundred people cheering, singing, praying and showing their support for gun rights. It was one “hallelujah” short of preaching to the...
  • Ray LaHood: Sequester will disrupt air travel even though we get more money for fewer flights now

    02/25/2013 11:02:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    We picked on CNN's Candy Crowley last week, so it's only fair to highlight her effort here in demolishing Ray LaHood in his attempt to push the Nightmare on Sequester Street hysteria, FAA edition. Air travel will go haywire if the sequester cuts take place, LaHood warns, but Crowley notes that (a) even with the sequester, the FAA will have more money in this year's budget than last year's, (b) the cuts bring the FAA back to their 2008 funding level in real dollars, and (c) the level of domestic flights has dropped by 27% since 9/11. So why the...
  • Obama the Transparency President: I Want 'To Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions'

    02/25/2013 10:50:07 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Obama the Transparency President: I Want 'To Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions' By Tim Graham Created 02/25/2013 - 1:04pm At his media blog for The Washington Post, Erik Wemple expressed amazement at how "President Obama finished an address to members of the the National Governors Association at the White House by saying, 'What I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions.'” This is the latest example of how Team Obama has utterly failed to live up to its promise of being the most transparent administration in American history,...
  • Dallas Mega-Church Responds to Tebow Controversy

    02/25/2013 10:43:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Dallas gave their pastor a standing ovation as he began to deliver the Sunday morning sermon – a sign of affirmation for Dr. Robert Jeffress – a man under siege from the national media and gay marriage activists.</p>
  • Jolted Joe - Biden's Bad Shotgun Blast

    02/25/2013 10:33:55 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 2/25/13 | Guy Smith
    Who knew that Joe Biden was divinely omniscient on tactical weaponry? This is indeed a Gawd send. For millions of years bad actors have been stalking good folks, and good folks have devised numerous tools with which to defend themselves. In just the field of firearms dozens of categories exist, offering a bewildering choice to people needing to forestall beatings, rapes, riots and hot home invasions in settings rural, urban, suburban and hellish (e.g. Chicago). And yet Old Joe has triangulated all scenarios and concluded that everyone can defend themselves with a single firearm and tactic. “Get a double barreled...
  • Michelle Obama’s Oscar Dress Too Sexy For Iran’s State Media (Actual headline)

    02/25/2013 10:32:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty ^ | Monday, February 25, 2013 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    Iran’s Fars news agency has Photoshopped a picture of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama from the February 24 broadcast of the Academy Awards, electronically adding material to her dress to make it less revealing. The dress, a shimmering silver, sleeveless gown by Indian-born American designer Naeem Khan, was widely praised in the U.S fashion press. The official White House photo is above. In its rendering of the photo, the Iranian news agency raised the neckline and added short sleeves.​​ Fars, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), noted that it was unusual that Michelle Obama had announced...
  • An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay

    02/25/2013 10:29:42 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Cork Gaines
    An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay Cork GainesFebruary 25, 2013, 10:47 AM After facing the media over the weekend at the NFL Combine, most seem to believe that Manti Te'o has successfully moved on from the fake girlfriend story and that it will have little impact on his status in the NFL draft. However, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says Te'o's sexuality is still a concern for NFL teams. Florio appeared on "The Dan Patrick Show" Monday and said flatly, "teams want to know if Manti Te'o is gay," calling it "the elephant...
  • Biden: Americans 'No Longer Worried' About Economy

    02/25/2013 10:24:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Biden: Americans 'No Longer Worried' About Economy Daniel Halper February 25, 2013 12:39 PM In remarks today at the White House, Vice President Joe Biden said that Americans don't have the same economic worries they did when President Barack Obama came into office: "The are no longer traumatized by what was a traumatizing event, the great collapse of 2008," said Biden. "They are no longer worried, I think, about our economy being overwhelmed either by Europe writ large, the EU, or China somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. They are no longer, I think,...
  • Why was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?

    02/25/2013 10:23:15 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-25-13 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>It was the average too-long, unfunny, over-produced Academy Awards TV show and then, after suffering through the 10-hour (well, it seemed like it) show, there was the first lady. In a ball gown. With military service personnel in dress uniform behind her.</p>
  • WH: Obama Called Hillary at 10PM on Night of Benghazi Attack–About Same Time Clinton | CNS News

    02/25/2013 10:05:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies
    redstatetalkradio.com ^ | 20 February, 2012 | CNSnews.com
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at about 10 p.m. on the night of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNSNews.com. That was more than six hours after the attacks started, more than an hour before Tryone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed–and about the time that Clinton first released a statement linking the attacks to “inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” a reference to an anti-Muslim video on YouTube. “Like every president before him, he has a national security adviser and deputy national...
  • Here's What The American People Really Want To Cut From The Federal Budget

    02/25/2013 10:04:50 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Walter Hickey
    Here's What The American People Really Want To Cut From The Federal Budget Walter HickeyFebruary 25, 2013The Pew Research Center conducted a poll in mid-February asking respondents what aspects of federal spending they would prefer to see cut. The poll confirms past surveys that show that although Americans prefer to cut government spending in abstract terms, there aren't many specifics they want slashed. The poll comes as the cuts known as the sequester begin to start kicking in this week. Under sequestration, every non-exempt aspect of government spending will see a cut. This will generate $1.2 trillion worth of savings...
  • Half of Detroit Properties Have Not Paid Taxes; Update on Detroit Bankruptcy

    02/25/2013 9:58:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/25/2013 | Michael Shedlock
    The hollowing out of Detroit is nearly complete. All that's left is a bankrupt shell of a city with no services and scattered citizens that do not pay taxes. The Detroit News reports Half of Detroit Property Owners Don't Pay Taxes Nearly half of the owners of Detroit's 305,000 properties failed to pay their tax bills last year, exacerbating a punishing cycle of declining revenues and diminished services for a city in a financial crisis, according to a Detroit News analysis of government records. The News reviewed more than 200,000 pages of tax documents and found that 47 percent of...
  • Hate preacher Abu Qatada’s family wins “anti-harassment” injunction against protesters

    02/25/2013 9:57:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:30 EST, 25 February 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    The family of radical preacher Abu Qatada has won an injunction preventing protesters from demonstrating outside their home. His wife and five children were granted an “anti-harassment” order by a High Court judge in London. Justice Silber also granted them an injunction against various protest groups, preventing them misusing private information about the family—such as their names and address. The judge stressed that his decision did not prevent organizations from protesting against Qatada, provided demonstrations take place more than 500 meters (1640 feet) from the London house where they are living. …
  • Obama: "We've got to do some governing"

    02/25/2013 9:49:56 AM PST · by Hoodat · 52 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 2/25/13 12:04 PM EST | Jennifer Epstein
    President Obama urged compromise Monday as he pushed congressional Republicans to reach an agreement to avoid big spending cuts due to take effect at the end of the week. "There are always going to be some areas where we have genuine disagreement ... but there are more areas where we can do a lot more cooperating than we have seen in the past couple years," Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House. "At some point, we've got to do some governing. And, certainly, we can't keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." ....
  • LIVE: NIGHTMARE FEARS GROW THAT ITALY MAY BE 'UNGOVERNABLE' AS BERLUSCONI SURGES

    02/25/2013 9:45:56 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    LIVE: NIGHTMARE FEARS GROW THAT ITALY MAY BE 'UNGOVERNABLE' AS BERLUSCONI SURGESPD spokesman warns that situation in Senate may make country Joe WeisenthalFebrurary 25, 2013Rome, Italy — We're live from the Casa dell'Architettura in Rome, where the center-left Partito Democratico is hosting its election day activities. The situation is very tense, and the results have been a back-and-forth see saw, showing either a lead for the left (lead by Pier Luigi Bersani) and the right (lead by Silvio Berlusconi. At the moment, things remain too close to call, but there are major concerns that Silvio Berluconi will win the Senate,...
  • High-stakes trial begins for 2010 Gulf oil spill [Scumbag DOJ vs. Capitalism and Affordable Energy]

    02/25/2013 9:37:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Metronews ^ | 2/25/13 | Michael Kunzelman
    A high-stakes trial started Monday to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Attorney Jim Roy, who represents individuals and businesses hurt by the spill, said BP executives applied “huge financial pressure” on its drilling managers to “cut costs and rush the job” before the blowout of its Macondo well triggered an explosion that killed 11 workers and spawned the massive spill. The project was more than $50 million over budget and behind schedule at the time of the blowout, Roy said. “BP repeatedly...
  • Michelle Obama’s Oscar cameo was pointless and bizarre

    02/25/2013 9:32:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | February 25, 2013 | Nile Gardner
    It was a better than average Oscar show last night. Host Seth MacFarlane came under fire for some less than tasteful jokes, but there were also a few terrific highlights. [Snip] All in all it was an entertaining evening, recognising some truly great cinematic achievements. However, the entrance of Michelle Obama, via video link, at the end of the ceremony to announce the Best Picture winner was a bizarre moment that was completely pointless. It was reportedly arranged by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a close friend of the Obamas (hat tip: Drudge Report). If the First Lady was a...
  • Obama urges Congress to 'compromise' on cuts (No "Compromise"!!!)

    02/25/2013 9:29:44 AM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    msn ^ | 2/25/2013 | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JULIE PACE
    Facing a Friday deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can avert sweeping across-the-board cuts with "just a little bit of compromise," as he sought to stick lawmakers with the blame if the budget ax falls. Speaking to the nation's governors, Obama acknowledged that the impact of the $85 billion in cuts may not be felt immediately. But he also said the uncertainty already is impacting the economy, as the Pentagon and other agencies get ready to furlough employees.
  • Second Amendment Foundation – ‘Self Defense Is a Human Right’(Video)

    02/25/2013 9:21:29 AM PST · by EXCH54FE
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has launched a new campaign titled, “Equal Gun Rights.” The Foundation aims to show that gun rights are being unequally protected, and actually infringed, in different areas of our country–particularly in areas with a high minority population. SAF accomplishes this by focusing on how residents in predominantly red states and red cities enjoy the freedom to defend themselves with handguns, shotguns, and AR-15s, while residents in blue states –and particularly blue cities– frequently lack the freedom to even own a weapon sufficient to mount a defense at all. The thesis is...
  • Bob Menendez plays race card, blames conservatives for scandals

    02/25/2013 9:19:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    At a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blamed conservatives for his ethics scandals, framing them as a racial attack on him because of his Hispanic heritage. “I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. ”It has never been easy.” “Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work,” Menendez said at Shiloh Baptist Church.
  • 11 states with more people on welfare than employed

    02/25/2013 9:10:19 AM PST · by OneVike · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 2/25/13 | Michaeld Savage
    Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25.00 an hour.
  • MSNBC On OFA Fundraising: This Just Looks Bad

    02/25/2013 9:16:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13 | GOPICYMI
    Chuck Todd discusses the Hypocrisy of OFA Fundraising (February 25, 2013)
  • INTEL From Mossad and (German) BND re: Terror Hits On The US And Europe.

    02/25/2013 9:11:44 AM PST · by LSUfan · 21 replies
    Crocodile's Lament ^ | 20 Feb 13 | Unknown
    In the realm of “for what it’s worth”, I received an INTEL report yesterday from a very close friend who is German and owns/operates a major global firm. Being from Germany, he has a “pal” who is a BND career guy who has focused his work in the Middle East for few decades; therefore, in that the BND is the CIA of Germany he works closely with MOSSAD the INTEL agency/operator group from Israel. The point to the note from the German man, his connection with the BND stated they and MOSSAD are predicting terrorist’s hits to the U.S. and...
  • Toilet Floods Oscars Lobby

    02/25/2013 9:05:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | 2-24-2013 | Evann Gestaldo
    Toilet Floods Oscars Lobby PIPE BURSTS JUST BEFORE CEREMONY STARTS By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Feb 24, 2013 9:35 PM CST (NEWSER) – It was a decidedly unglamorous beginning to the Oscars: About half an hour before the show kicked off tonight, a pipe burst in the women's bathroom at the Dolby Theatre and flooded the lobby. It happened when the mom of one of the nominees flushed a toilet, an embarrassing situation described by another nominee to The Wrap: "The poor woman came out looking like a scene from Carrie. She was drenched."
  • A SIMPLE PLATFORM; IMMEDIATE BALANCED BUDGET

    02/24/2013 10:55:13 PM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    2/25/2013 | Self
    The games the politicians play are a pathetic joke. Debt continues to pile on top of debt with "crisis" deadline after "crisis" deadline upon us. We end up with "imperfect deals" that do nothing to balance the books, just continue the slow and painful descent into eventual financial collapse. These sick austerity policies that include tax increases and spending cuts at the same time are already ruining Europe and now the United States is going down the same road. Obama and the RINO's use emotional issues to drive wedges that scoop us masses of people to support them. The RINO's...
  • What Happens if Your Bug Out Gun Breaks?

    02/25/2013 9:03:30 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 55 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | David LaPell
    Over the last few years, I’ve seen a lot of ink spilled about the one—that is the ultimate, end of the world, SHTF, need no other, bug out bag firearm that will carry you and yours at the end of days. These articles usually go into great detail as to the how’s, what’s, and why’s of the caliber, model, and make for that ideal, one and done gun but I’ve seen precious little written about one very important issue that could turn your uber-pistol into a good looking paperweight. What if it breaks? Recently I had one of my Smith...
  • NRA’s Second Amendment Victory Upheld by Federal Court

    02/25/2013 8:55:17 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 4 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    San Diego, CA --(Ammoland.com)- Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declined the State of Illinois’ petition to rehear en banc the Court’s December 11, 2012 decision striking down as unconstitutional Illinois’ total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside one’s home or business. Stay tuned to www.calgunlaws.com for further analysis on analysis of the order’s potential ramifications, but you can read the order yourself here. The case is Shepard v. Madigan, and involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and a trained gun owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 8:48:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 69 replies
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  • Uncle Sam's 4th Sticky Bun: Administration scares taxpayers to avoid budget cuts

    02/25/2013 8:34:11 AM PST · by Moseley · 6 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Will President Obama’s sequester interrupt government services you depend on? The media runs alarmist stories about how average Americans will suffer if Uncle Sam has to pass up a fourth sticky bun for breakfast. Politicians often panic the public to keep the money flowing. Washington is warning of three-hour delays at airports. Remember: Democrats insisted on requiring airport security screeners to be federal employees. So now you must support Democratic spending plans or else. Since 2008, federal spending has increased by $800 billion per year. The looming sequester will shave off $100 billion per year. Washington will still be spending...
  • Secretary Kerry's Maiden Speech

    02/25/2013 8:29:47 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    Stipulating that foreign aid can be an important part of American foreign policy, and further that trade is an important component of U.S. foreign policy; Secretary of State John Kerry made two really important mistakes in his maiden speech, delivered to a fawning audience of American university students. The first was in the definition of America's challenges in the second decade of the 21st Century. Mr. Kerry posited: "Our challenge is to tame the worst impulses of globalization even as we harness its ability to spread information and possibility, to offer even the most remote place on Earth the same...
  • John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan

    02/25/2013 8:23:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan John Kerry has suffered his first gaffe as the new US secretary of state, inventing the nation of 'Kyrzakhstan' By Jonathan Earle, Moscow 11:36AM GMT 25 Feb 2013 In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure "democratic institutions" in the Central Asian country, which does not exist. The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbour to the north, Kazakhstan. The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official...
  • Privatization Shellacs Obamacare Model

    02/25/2013 8:20:25 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 25, 2013 | David Catron
    An excruciating irony of Obamacare is that its architects modeled many of its features after the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is a classic system of socialized medicine, and a monumental failure by any objective standard. Yet many of its features were enthusiastically built into the “Affordable Care Act.” The most obvious example is Obamacare’s rationing committee, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which was consciously made in the image of Great Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). And lest you think I exaggerate the failures of the NHS, you can verify my characterization by...
  • Veteran Teacher Accused of Offering Student Money for Sex (NAME THAT SEXUAL ORIENTATION -- GAY)

    02/25/2013 8:02:01 AM PST · by tom h · 13 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Monday, Feb 25, 2013 | Unnamed
    A veteran New Jersey high school teacher from New York has been accused of contacting a student through Facebook and offering that student cash in exchange for sexual acts, prosecutors said. Thomas Weir, a teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, N.J., was arrested Saturday evening in the parking lot of a restaurant where he planned to meet the student, authorities said. Weir, 50, was charged with attempted sexual assault, attempted endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct, among other crimes. The Monticello, N.Y., resident has been employed by the Paterson Board of Education for more...
  • US State Department Issues Global Terror Advisory to US Citizens

    02/25/2013 8:00:07 AM PST · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 25 Feb 13 | Unknown
    President Obama may say that Al Qaeda is defeated, or Al Qaeda is “on the run,” or that the “core” of Al Qaeda is in ruins and other political rhetoric, but the US State Department continues to issue advisories warning Americans traveling abroad that they need to realize that they are being targeted by Jihadists around the globe. It’s also instructive that to get the details of the State Department’s terrorism advisory, you need to go to the foreign media, because the US media doesn’t like to cover these topics any more. The report below comes to us from the...
  • MSNBC, With Ex-Obama Aides, Now Almost ‘A Bona Fide Organ of State Propaganda’

    02/25/2013 7:56:36 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies
    http://daily-download.com/ ^ | February 25th, 2013 | by David Zurawik
    <p>MSNBC has long been as bad as Fox News when it comes to ideological bias. But with the hiring of longtime Team Obama loyalists David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, it’s official: MSNBC is worse.</p> <p>The cable channel that flies under the banner of NBC News is now all but a bona fide organ of state propaganda, an information channel that speaks in the same dominant voice as the folks running the government–and tries to mask what it is up to.</p>
  • Best seat in the (White) house! Chris Christie gets chair of honor next to first lady Michelle

    02/25/2013 7:54:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/13 | Beth Stebner
    Gov. Chris Christie got the seat of honor at tonight’s annual governor’s dinner, sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama. The New Jersey governor, a Republican, joined governors from across the nation at the annual Governor’s Association Meeting, and at one point, clinked glasses with the president’s wife. Mr Obama had praised Gov. Christie for his response to Hurricane Sandy and his effort to get funding to those who were most affected by last October’s storm.
  • Louis Farrakhan: Gang Members Can Serve As Protectors

    02/25/2013 7:50:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    http://www.dnainfo.com/ ^ | February 25, 2013 | Quinn Ford
    UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told thousands of followers Sunday he was planning to reach out to gang leaders to help "protect" the Nation of Islam. That came at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day convention. Farrakhan, 79, renewed the call for African Americans to pool money and buy as much land as possible, in order to "control means of production" and produce food and other goods, such as clothing.
  • WTC bombing World Trade Center (Feb. 26, 1993) 20 years ago tomorrow.

    02/25/2013 7:34:29 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Feb. 26, 1993 until 2013 | fishtank
    Twenty years ago tomorrow......
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 7:25:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 25-March 1, 2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Boehner to hold 4 p.m. sequester press conference

    02/25/2013 7:24:37 AM PST · by illiac · 124 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- House Speaker John Boehner will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. Eastern to discuss the across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester, his office said. Without a deal, $85 billion in gradual budget cuts will begin on Friday,