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  • The Communist Party USA echoes President Obama's call for more gun control

    12/17/2012 2:57:34 PM PST · by FL2012 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    While most of the nation is still reeling from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and continues to mourn the innocent victims, others are already working to exploit the horrific event for political gain. After all, as President Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once infamously said, "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste" because a crisis provides an "opportunity to do things that you think [sic] you could not do before."
  • Transsexual Model Connie Fleming Poses As Michelle Obama On The Cover Of Candy Magazine

    12/17/2012 3:37:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Gloss ^ | December 17, 2012 | Jamie Peck
    The first transsexual style magazine has taken on the first lady for the cover of its Winter 2012 issue, enlisting former model/performer and current fashion illustrator/designer Connie Fleming to pose as Michelle Obama in a most convincing fashion. As you can see, Fleming wears two smart, Obama-ish looking dresses on the twin covers, as well as rocking her signature haircut and megatoned arms. I know hair and makeup go a long way, but the resemblance is pretty close, no? She’s even got the same pointy eyebrows. It appears she’s being sworn into office on one cover, which is kind of...
  • Taking Advantage of the Newtown Massacre

    12/17/2012 1:35:56 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 17, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The spotlight brings glory, even posthumously. Glory is politically useful. There have been more "news" reports than there has been substantive, confirmed news about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. That's to be expected. At some level horror is relished -- even by sane adults -- provided it can be relished vicariously. That's why motion pictures, video games and similar forms of entertainment providing vicarious enjoyment of horror are popular. We cannot (consistently with the First Amendment) prohibit the media from publicizing massacres and other horrors; without the First Amendment we could do so. There have been calls for more "gun control,"...
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover Columbia University ROTC office

    12/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be...
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Talks Gun ‘Confiscation’

    12/17/2012 12:08:25 PM PST · by Cheerio · 95 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 16, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    Liberals always say they don’t want to take away guns. But give them an awful tragedy like the Newtown, Conn. shooting and they get bolder and more honest. MSNBC host Ed Schultz showed a rare bout of such honesty during a brief Twitter exchange Saturday. Schultz asked “Why should anyone own an assault rifle ?” and followed it up by saying “it's the confiscation of these types of weapons that counts and will have an impact.” “The Ed Show” host wasn’t done his attack on gun rights. “The NRA needs to state the case why assault weapons are needed by...
  • U.S. plans for possibility that Assad could lose control of chemical arms cache

    12/17/2012 10:08:41 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Craig Whitlock and Carol Morello
    Last week, fighters from a group that the Obama administration has branded a terrorist organization were among rebels who seized the Sheik Suleiman military base near Aleppo, where research on chemical weapons had been conducted. Rebels are also closing in on another base near Aleppo, known as Safirah, which has served as a major production center for such munitions, according to U.S. officials and analysts. The opposition Free Syrian Army said it did not find any chemical weapons at the first installation.
  • NBC News Anchor Wishes Obama Were Dictator

    12/17/2012 9:59:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 51 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    During an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, NBC News anchorman Brian Williams opined that “the country might be better off if President Obama could simply order businesses to carry out his economic vision.” “The market system is so chaotic and uncoordinated,” Williams complained. “Every firm, every decision-maker is left free to do as he deems best. Wouldn’t it make more sense to have one person issue the marching orders for all? That way they’d all be working on the same plan rather than wasting resources clashing with each other.” Citing the Affordable Health Care Act as an example of...
  • Networks Herald Obama Throwing Down 'Political Gauntlet' on Gun Control

    12/17/2012 9:32:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    The NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows on Monday all touted President Obama seemingly calling for more gun control during a Sunday night vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. NBC's Today provided the most hype as correspondent Lester Holt proclaimed: "While he offered words of comfort, he also laid down a political gauntlet....sketching the outlines of what amounted to a policy statement on gun violence." Holt acknowledged: "He did not utter the words 'gun control,' but his message could set the stage for such a debate." Speaking to co-host Savannah Guthrie later on the broadcast, Holt...
  • Justice Department Killed Plans For Comprehensive Background Checks

    12/16/2012 9:11:46 PM PST · by GVnana · 7 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 12/16/2012 | William Bigelow
    Those who believe that Barack Obama is an idealist first and a politician second are sorely mistaken. The Justice Department of the Obama administration decided one year ago, as his reelection effort was getting underway, to ignore proposals that would have allowed the background–check system for gun procurement to be more comprehensive. Some of these proposals made in a Justice Department study were: allowing the FBI access to other federal agencies’ information, as that would have enabled the FBI to make sure those who are banned from buying guns such as felons, drug users, mentally “defective” persons, domestic violence criminals,...
  • Fight for Your (Beck) Rights

    12/17/2012 8:30:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The former union member who won landmark worker protections from organized labor nearly 25 years ago said the Obama administration’s attempt to subvert those safeguards is responsible for the rise of right-to-work battles.
  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • It's Time For Action On Gun Control

    12/17/2012 6:07:10 AM PST · by scottfactor · 57 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 12/17/12 | Scott Factor
    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Those words, more than any other part of our Nation’s Constitution, have been the most contested. Keeping in mind that this writer is no lawyer, those words really seem simplistic to me. I think they would seem simplistic to Supreme Court Justice Scalia, also. He, of all the members of the Court, seems to have the clearest vision of how to interpret the Constitution…as it was written. Liberals and self-described scholars seem to...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Gun control lessons from Lyndon Johnson (Lays out their game plan)

    12/16/2012 10:05:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr.
    If ever there were a moment for President Obama to learn from history, it is now, in the wake of Friday’s shootings at the elementary school at Newtown, Conn. The timely lesson for Obama, drawn from the experience of Lyndon B. Johnson — the last president to aggressively fight for comprehensive gun control — is this: Demand action on comprehensive gun control immediately from this Congress or lose the opportunity during your presidency. In the aftermath of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (just weeks after the fatal shooting of Martin Luther King Jr. and only a few years after...
  • Progressives Plan March On NRA In DC Monday

    12/16/2012 8:28:19 PM PST · by Cheerio · 70 replies
    TPM ^ | December 16, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    CREDO, a progressive grassroots group, is organizing a march on the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm in Washington, D.C. Monday. "After the shooter Adam Lanza, no one is more to blame for the massacre of 20 first graders and six women at the Sandy Hook Elementary School than the National Rifle Association," CREDO wrote on the Facebook page where the march is being organized. "To stop the senseless killing we must first stop the NRA."
  • Report: Ahmadinejad To Cancel Turkey Trip After 'WWIII Threat'

    12/16/2012 8:27:20 PM PST · by Fennie · 7 replies
    INN ^ | December 16, 2012 | By David Lev
    After threatening that Ankara could set off "World War III" if it allows the U.S. to deploy Patriot missiles on its border with Syria, a report Sunday said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would not be visiting Turkey, as had been scheduled. Turkey's Hurriyet daily newspaper said that the cancellation of Ahmadinejad's visit had raised Turkish-Iranian tensions to new heights.
  • "His Gettyburg address": Obama Biographer Maraniss on Newtown Speech

    12/16/2012 7:33:18 PM PST · by kristinn · 94 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Dave Maraniss
    There were so many levels to President Obama's speech: philosophical, sorrowful determined universal, simple, beautiful... People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown...his Gettysburg address...
  • Hunting For Food In Sewers

    12/16/2012 6:24:53 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 48 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 12/16/12 | Alan Levy
    There's a lot I despise Chairman Obama for. He's a communist. He pushes the homosexual agenda with reckless abandon. He hates Jews. He persecutes Catholics. He's a pathological liar. And oh, yes, before I forget, he's a racist with a burning hatred for whites. In short, he's a bleeding hemorrhoid on the rear end of humanity. The funny thing about all of the above is the fact that they are not his worst qualities. Obama proves on a daily basis that there are sewers that he's not to proud to hunt for food in. And the following proves it. From...
  • Obama's Sec Def Pick? I'm U.S. Senator, not Israeli Senator (Hagel)

    12/16/2012 6:07:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/12 | Politico
    POLITICO: In an interview with Aaron David Miller for his book published by Random House, "The Much Too Promised Land," Sen. Chuck Hagel spoke about Israel
  • NBC Cuts Away from Sunday Night Football for Obama "speech"

    12/16/2012 5:51:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 165 replies
    NBC | 12/16/12 | SFF
    Just cut away from 49ers vs. Patriots...
  • Don’t be afraid, Mr. President (Make our day gun grabbers!)

    12/16/2012 1:54:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | DEC 15, 2012 | STEVE KORNACKI
    Barack Obama and his party have been too terrified of angering gun owners to realize they can win without themThereÂ’s no disputing that the Democratic Party has regressed dramatically on the issue of gun violence over the past two decades. When a shooting rampage on the Long Island Railroad killed six people and injured 19 others in December 1993, Bill Clinton responded immediately by calling for specific legislative action to prevent future tragedies. Contrast that with the response of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday to a question about whether the carnage in Connecticut might prompt President Obama...
  • Keystone XL critics now calling for more indepth climate change study

    12/16/2012 2:21:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2012
    With President Obama poised to decide whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline -- based on a second, more environmentally-sensitive path -- critics now appear focused on derailing the project over a climate change study. TransCanada Corp. submitted a revised application after the president rejected the first one in January because it took the 1,700-mile-long pipeline across an aquifer in Nebraska. However, environmental groups say producing oil from Alberta tar sands releases more carbon dioxide than conventional drilling, which would increase global warming, and that studies on the first application were inadequate. Jeremy Symons, of the National Wildlife...
  • Obama Bypasses Congress to Mandate Black Boxes for All Cars -- Beginning in '14

    12/16/2012 1:37:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Bypassing Congress, the Obama administration has issued a proposed administrative rule, which if adopted, would mandate the installation of "black boxes" in all automobiles and light trucks beginning in 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed the regulation on Dec. 7, which it said “would capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash.” The proposed standard would require automakers to install event data recorders (EDRs) – so-called “black box devices” -- to collect specific safety related data in all light passenger vehicles beginning Sept. 1, 2014. Transportation Secretary...
  • Statist Wistful Admiration Of China’s Communist Party

    12/16/2012 12:02:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-16-12 | James Raider
    China Celebrating 60 years of Communist Rule China’s ascendance in our consciousness has been growing steadily for a generation, and we wonder what more impact it will have than has already been felt by our economy and our society. We cannot accurately predict China’s future or its actions going forward, but as it flexes its newfound powers to reshape global conventions, we should remain vigilant that our own perceptions not be warped by ideologically, or otherwise tainted assertions. Our enthusiastic media collectively extol the moral legitimacy of China’s communist model of political rule which controls 1.3 billion people, and predicts...
  • White House won’t accept new tax offer from Republican leader; source

    12/16/2012 12:35:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:31am EST | Thomas Ferraro and Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a source said late on Saturday. The shape and details of Boehner’s offer were uncertain Saturday night, as was the exact reason the president was prepared to reject it. … Tax rates and entitlements are the two most difficult issues in the so-far unproductive negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff” of steep tax hikes and spending cuts set for the new year unless Congress and...
  • Report: Chuck Hagel “likely” to be nominated as next Secretary of Defense

    12/13/2012 1:51:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2012 | AllahPundit
    His name's been kicking around for more than a week but the "likely" part is new. BREAKING: Former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel likely to be nominated as Secretary of Defense— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) December 13, 2012 NBC is hearing the same thing. Team O has been touting him for appointments since before The One was president, when Hagel was briefly rumored to be in the mix for VP. His name popped up again two years later as a potential successor to Dennis Blair as DNI. He's sort of the perfect Obama appointee: He's a centrist Republican, which burnishes O's phony...
  • Obama to Help Thriving 'Fracking' Industry Set Up Shop in China

    12/16/2012 1:55:19 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 11 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 16, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Providers of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” equipment and services are eyeing the Chinese market to expand their offerings—and the Obama Administration initially will cough up $378,000 so the industry can travel to China to further examine such potential opportunities. The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA), an independent White House agency, is providing the grant for what it calls the U.S.-China Shale Gas Training Program, which will “help introduce Chinese energy sector officials and project sponsors to U.S. shale gas best practices, policies and technologies.” USTDA last month had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s National Energy Administration (NEA)...
  • CNN Analysis: Kerry would bring experience, deep personal resources to State Dept.

    12/15/2012 10:47:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Chicken Noodle News (CNN) ^ | December 16, 2012 | Elise Labott and Jill Dougherty
    Sen. John Kerry, who sources say has been tapped by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, will come to the post with a full plate of foreign policy crises, from the civil war in Syria, to the nuclear antics of North Korea, to a looming showdown with Iran over its nuclear program. Anybody who follows Clinton would have some pretty big shoes to fill. Clinton was not just the most popular member of the president's Cabinet for the past four years, she had celebrity status and respect almost everywhere she went around the world. But...
  • 7 Secretaries-of-State Criticize Michelle Obama for Claiming Voter Suppression Occurred in 2012

    12/15/2012 11:41:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 14, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Seven Secretaries of State have released a statement criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama for her false claim that Republicans engaged in voter suppression in the November election: “Unfortunately the First Lady’s comments continue the baseless attacks that have been made upon those leaders who are simply taking reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of elections. This past election speaks for itself. In Arizona, a state that has a photo ID requirement, Hispanic voter turnout was the highest in the state’s history. In Georgia, African American turnout has remained high in each election after the state adopted its photo...
  • Chris Rock Was Right (“The Dangerous Lunatic Incarceration Act of 2013”)

    12/15/2012 11:04:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | December 14, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “Liberals talk about banning guns as if it’s the same as banning murder and banning evil.” – Ace of Spades “Gun-free zones are premised on a lie: that murderers will follow rules, and that people like my student are a greater danger to those around them than crazed killers. That’s an insult to honest people. Sometimes, it’s a deadly one.” – Professor Glenn Reynolds “Who to blame for mass murder? This may sound weird, but my gut hunch is it’s probably the homicidal psychotic’s fault.” – Robert Stacy McCain When I got up Friday morning, live-blogging a mass murder was...
  • Report: Boehner Offers Tax Hike to Obama on Fiscal Cliff (Rejected, speakership in jeopardy?)

    12/15/2012 10:40:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 15, 2012 | Staff
    Late Saturday evening, a source from the White House said the Speaker of the House John Boehner had put tax rate hikes on the table in fiscal cliff negotiations. The White House promptly rejected the offer, since Boehner also wanted entitlement reform as a compromise. But the announcement is likely to exacerbate the war within the Republican Party with regard to tax policy in the run-up to the fiscal cliff. According to a Reuters source, Boehner agreed to a tax rate hike of an unspecified size on high earners – a term the source left undefined. The source said that...
  • Russian money-bags to deal with luxury tax in 2013

    12/15/2012 9:52:30 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 7 replies
    Pravda.ru ^ | December 14, 2012 | Valentin Gridin
    The tax on luxury will become reality for all Russians without exception next year. President Vladimir Putin reminded everyone of that in his annual Address to the Federal Assembly. According to experts, the new tax may send a definite message to wealthy citizens to redistribute their revenues. The head of state said in his speech that the decision on the so-called luxury tax should be made in the first half of 2013. According to the official website of the President of the Russian Federation, one should not give up on the "flat" income tax scale, since the progressive taxation of...
  • Obama to travel to Newtown, Conn., on Sunday

    12/15/2012 9:06:59 PM PST · by Red Steel · 152 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 15, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama will travel to Newtown, Conn., on Sunday to meet with families of those killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and thank emergency workers who responded to the tragedy, the White House said Saturday. "The President will also speak at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims as well as families" at 7 p.m., press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. On Friday, an emotional Obama vowed to "take meaningful action, regardless of the politics," to prevent future tragedies like the shooting massacre, which killed 26 people at the school, 20 of...
  • Obama administration, Congress quietly let school security funds lapse

    12/15/2012 6:37:12 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | December 14, 2012 | John Solomon and Kimberly Dvorak
    Before Connecticut tragedy, administration eliminated emergency preparedness program,let school violence prevention programs lapse UPDATED 23:43 PM EST, December 14, 2012 Why It Matters: Politicians across the country are vowing to do more to prevent school shooting tragedies like the one that unfolded Friday in Newtown, Conn. But over the last few years, the Obama administration and Congress allowed funding for several school safety initiatives to lapse. Beneath the expressions of grief, sorrow and disbelief over the Connecticut school massacre lies an uneasy truth in Washington: over the last few years the Obama administration and Congress quietly let federal funding for...
  • Russians' enduring support of Vladimir Putin

    12/15/2012 6:38:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 December 2012
    Opposition protests took place in Moscow, but there is more ambivalence to change in Russia's countryside Last December, Moscow's streets were filled with thousands of opposition protesters accusing Vladimir Putin of rigging elections. A year on, the BBC's Steve Rosenberg reassesses the public's attitude to Mr Putin, from the capital to the countryside. In a Russian winter, it is almost as if the elements conspire to keep you off the streets. In the centre of Moscow, the cold bites to the bone, the icy pavements are an obstacle course, and the snow is like a giant swaddling blanket that makes...
  • As end nears for housing tax break, sellers race the clock

    12/15/2012 3:05:29 PM PST · by memyselfandi59 · 4 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 12/15/2012 | Drew Harwell, Times Staff Writer
    Since 2007, distressed homeowners have dodged massive bills due to a tax-time saving grace: The debts they were "forgiven" in foreclosures, short sales or principal reductions were also scrubbed from their dues to Uncle Sam. But that tax break is set to expire Dec. 31, and with it more than $1 billion in tax savings to homeowners in trouble. Foreclosed? You'll pay taxes on the money you owed the bank. Close on a "short sale" for less than you owed on your mortgage? You'll still owe part of it to the IRS. Even homeowners whose loan principals are trimmed would...
  • Obama remains committed to assault weapons ban, White House says

    12/15/2012 1:48:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | December 15, 2012 | Halimah Abdullah
    The White House said President Barack Obama supports reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons -- a position he took in the 2008 campaign but failed to press during his first term. "It does remain a commitment of his," presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters as the nation reeled from a mass shooting in Connecticut that mainly killed school children. An emotional Obama did not address that issue directly in a televised statement from the White House on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 26 people but said something had to be done...
  • Dem. lawmaker: To get gun control, Obama must ‘exploit’ shooting

    12/15/2012 12:21:20 PM PST · by NoRedTape · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    "A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama “exploits” the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires “meaningful action” by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation.".............
  • The Overton Window (how Ubama will not let Sandy Hook crisis go to waste)

    12/15/2012 10:15:00 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck The Overton window is a political theory that describes as a narrow "window" the range of ideas that the public will find acceptable, and that states that the political viability of an idea is defined primarily by this rather than by politicians' individual preferences.[1] It is named for its originator, Joseph P. Overton,[2] a former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.[3] At any given moment, the “window” includes a range of policies considered politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too...
  • Obama has chosen John Kerry as Secretary of State

    12/15/2012 11:54:43 AM PST · by yoe · 175 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 14, 2012 | MICHAEL SNEED
    President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
  • Willie Nelson: "A lot of guns...there's no need for civilians to own those...those are for military"

    12/15/2012 11:23:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | November 26, 2012 | Piers Morgan
  • Petition asking White House to consider building Death Star exceeds 25,000 signatures

    12/15/2012 10:41:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    michelle malkin blog ^ | December 13, 2012 | Doug Powers
    Paul Krugman could write a whole book explaining why we should follow through with this petition: Our favorite of these petitions this month has to be from Colorado man “John D” who, as we reported last week, wants the government to secure resources and funding to begin the construction of a Death Star by 2016. His rationale for building the mega-weapon from the ‘Star Wars‘ movies is as much public works project than direct threat to the little green men who could be living below Mars’ surface. “By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such...
  • "Gun-Free" Sandy Hook Elementary Was Free of All Guns-Except the Killer's

    12/15/2012 10:38:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-15-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)Our betters have already rushed to their microphones, soap boxes and pulpits to ask why we don’t have the kind of gun control they have in Norway. (snip)I ask a different question: why are so many obviously insane people allowed to move about so freely in society?Why is it that,although there have always been guns,there haven’t always been the number of mass murders we’re experiencing as of late? (snip)As is often the case with good intentions,t“deinstitutional movement,” initiated in 1964 and fully implemented in the 1970’s,the “solution” did not fix the root problem.There are still  just as many crazy people...
  • Syrian Scuds Land Near Turkish Border - NATO

    12/15/2012 8:09:36 AM PST · by Fennie · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2012
    BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Several Scud missiles fired at rebels by Syria have landed "fairly close" to the Turkish border, NATO's top military commander said on Friday in a blog explaining why Patriot anti-missile batteries are being deployed to Turkey. The comments by U.S. Admiral James Stavridis, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, were the first to confirm that Scuds have come down near the border of Turkey, a NATO member state. Stavridis also described the situation in Syria as "chaotic and dangerous".
  • Occupy Supporter Russell Simmons to Throw (hip-hop) Ball for Obama, Tickets Start at $500

    12/15/2012 7:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/12
    Occupy Supporter Russell Simmons to Throw Ball for Obama, Tickets Start at $500by Breitbart News 13 Dec 2012 **SNIP** The black-tie Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball will take place at the Harman Centeron Jan. 20. The gala, hosted by Russell Simmons’s Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, drew the likes of LL Cool J, T.I. and Nick Cannon in 2009, and just like 2009, VIP tickets will still carry the same eye-popping $2,500 price tag.
  • Dem. lawmaker: To get gun control, Obama must ‘exploit’ shooting

    12/14/2012 7:20:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama “exploits” the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires “meaningful action” by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation. “These incidents, these horrible, horrible incidents … are happening more and more frequently. And they will continue to happen more and more frequently until someone with...
  • Bloomberg jabs Obama's call for 'meaningful action'

    12/14/2012 5:06:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 90 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/14/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't satisfied with President Obama's promise Friday to take "meaningful action" to prevent future mass shootings. "[T]he country needs him to send a bill to Congress to fix this problem – and take immediate executive action,"
  • 28 Dead, Including 20 Children, After Shooting Rampage At Sandy Hook School In Newtown

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  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Submits Obama Investigation Affidavit In Obama Florida Election Challenge

    12/14/2012 6:56:02 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 18 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Larry Klayman
    On or about April 2011, only after years into his presidency, and under media and political pressure, Defendant Obama published on the internet an electronic version of a purported birth certificate alleging his birth in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961 to American citizen mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Kenyan British subject father, Barack Obama, Sr. No physical, paper copy of the actual long form birth certificate has been produced in order to definitively establish Defendant Obama's birth within the United States. Instead, there is credible evidence that the "birth certificate" published on the internet was altered or otherwise fraudulent....
  • Surprise! Treasury IG probing multi-million-dollar fraud in green-energy grants, tax credits

    12/14/2012 11:25:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:41 pm on December 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    And the probe doesn’t involve some bit players in an obscure program, either.  The 1603 Program was one of the centerpieces of Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus, designed to subsidize a transition from hydrocarbon-based energy to renewables in the residential market, and federal government sunk $13 billion into the effort.  Now the Inspector General of Treasury has opened a probe of the three largest providers of solar panel installations, who gained the most from the 1603 Program, and who may have fraudulently calculated their bills in order to claim more taxpayer cash: Three of the country’s most prolific installers of...