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  • U.S. on alert for Islamist ire to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (Obama killing Osama movie)

    12/21/2012 4:13:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/20/12 | Kristina Wong
    U.S. on alert for Islamist ire to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’Film depicts harsh interrogation methods By Kristina Wong The Washington Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 **SNIP** Yet fears of a violent backlash against “Zero Dark Thirty,” which goes into wide release in the U.S. on Jan. 11, are swirling in some corners of Washington and appear to be accentuated by a public perception of a U.S. government consultative role in pre-production research for the film. Radical corners of the Muslim world have been known to fan the flames around perceived official U.S. involvement with material considered blasphemous, as happened this autumn...
  • What Does a Second Obama Term Mean for Gun Owners? (DTD 11-06-12)

    12/21/2012 4:02:23 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    During the second presidential debate of 2012, President Barack Obama said, “What I’m trying to do is get a broader conversation about how we reduce the violence generally. Part of it, is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.” You can bet he meant what he said. Obama has a long history of holding anti-Second Amendment views, despite portraying himself as pro-hunter and reasonable about gun control. A second term spells trouble for law-abiding citizens wanting to exercise their right to keep and bear arms: Obama is strongly opposed to concealed carry, has supported gun owner licensing...
  • Do You Want Guns in Schools? The NRA Does

    12/21/2012 3:28:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    BlogHer ^ | December 21, 2012 | Grace Hwang Lynch, News and Politics Editor
    After a week of what was thought to be respectful, even remorseful, silence on the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shootings, the NRA took to the podium this morning, with… shall we say, both barrels blazing. National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre addressed the media in Washington D.C. with the message that the only way to keep our children safe is to put armed security guards in schools. From the press conference transcript: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” (VIDEO AT LINK) It’s an old message gun advocates...
  • Obama: 'We're going to have to find some common ground'

    12/21/2012 3:26:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2012 | Justin Sink
    President Obama urged congressional leaders to consider a scaled-back plan to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" in a holiday plea for a debt-deal compromise. The president said that legislators should pass legislation on points where there was consensus — including extending Bush-era tax cuts for all but the top 2 percent of taxpayers, extending unemployment insurance and laying "the groundwork" for future deficit reduction. "That's an achievable goal that can get done in 10 days," Obama said. The plan, as described by the president, would leave unresolved issues like the looming defense sequester and the debt ceiling. The president said...
  • Gun limits might hurt Flathead manufacturers

    12/21/2012 3:14:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Inter Lake ^ | December 21, 2012 | Jim Mann
    While gun sales are spiking across the country in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Connecticut, people in the firearms industry aren’t necessarily enjoying the profits. Instead, they are gripped with worry about potential gun control fallout. Just ask Brian Sipe, owner of the Montana Rifleman barrel and action manufacturing company located on Montana 35 east of Kalispell. “I’m very concerned about legislation. If they do an assaults weapons ban, I’m going to have to lay off people,” said Sipe, who is in regular communication with firearms manufacturers across the county. President Barack Obama’s call for a special...
  • Voeltz v. Obama Dismissed

    12/21/2012 2:10:48 PM PST · by Ray76 · 67 replies
    Voeltz v. Obama DISMISSED http://judicial.clerk.leon.fl.us/image_orders.asp?caseid=64293606&jiscaseid=&defseq=&chargeseq=&dktid=6821636&dktsource=CRTV From the Dismissal: This Court notes that President Obama lives in the White House. He flies on Air Force One. He has apeared before Congress, delivered States of the Union addresses, and meets with Congressional leaders on a regular bais. He has appointed countless ambassadors to represent the interests of the United States throughout the world. President Obama's recent appointment of The Honorable Mark Walker, formerly a member of this Court, has been confirmed by the United States Senates. Judge Walker has been sworn in as a United States District Court Judge and currently works...
  • 446 school age children shot in Chicago . . .

    12/21/2012 12:24:17 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 37 replies
    The Tea Party Commander ^ | December 20, 2012 | none listed
    446 school age children shot in Chicago so far this year with strongest gun laws in country – media silent The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost...
  • Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

    12/21/2012 11:37:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 21 Dec 12 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted. "He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training," Obama said, standing alongside Kerry at the White House. "Few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our policies as firmly as John Kerry."
  • Obama's Gun Ban List Leaked

    12/21/2012 8:37:06 AM PST · by txnativegop · 148 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Monday, Alan Korwin, 2nd Amendment activist and author of Gun Laws of America, published a preliminary list of firearms and firearms accessories to be included in the yet-to-be announced, but much anticipated new version of the so-called Assault Weapons Ban. The chief sponsor of the last ban, Sen. Diane Feinstein is said to be crafting new legislation now, which, if passed, President Obama would undoubtedly sign.
  • (Video) The Terrorists have Won

    12/21/2012 10:50:37 AM PST · by publius321 · 6 replies
    Disconcerting though this statement is, with the help of our elected scoundrels, we are becoming precisely what bin Laden wanted all along...
  • President Obama to Confiscate all Privately Owned Weapons.

    12/21/2012 10:45:23 AM PST · by DanMiller · 24 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 21, 2012 | Dan Miller
    They can kill people unnecessarily, uncompassionately and unfairly unless possessed only by the proper authorities. Yesterday, deeply concerned about the end of the world predicted for today, I was faced with making a difficult decision: should I drink all of my remaining rum or save a bit for later? I enjoyed a tot or two and decided not to decide. Instead, I consulted my highly placed confidential source at the White House concerning the World's second gravest concern, privately owned weapons. This encouraging article, showing how far President Obama is ahead of us all, resulted. According to my confidential informant,...
  • Obama, Boehner, The Mayan Calendar and The Fiscal Abyss: Evidence From The Market

    12/21/2012 9:49:37 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/21/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I wasn’t at all surprised by the news that House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) pulled “Plan B From Outer Space” from the floor and threw the ball back into President Obama’s and Senate Majority Leader Reid’s (D-NV) court. They will likely agree to some of sequestration. And if Republicans don’t go along with it, it’s into the abyss we go! The reaction to Speaker Boehner’s failure to pass Plan B in the House? As of noon today, stock market indices are down. Gold is up! And the 10 year Treasury rate is down. And with all the talk about tax increases,...
  • Official: Obama Will Nominate John Kerry to Be Secretary of State

    12/21/2012 9:23:31 AM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-21-12 | Madie Morgenstern
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior administration official says President Barack Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his next secretary of state. Kerry’s nomination marks Obama’s first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term.
  • Innocent blood demands no delay for U.S. gun control

    12/21/2012 9:15:08 AM PST · by YankeeReb · 16 replies
    English.news.cn ^ | 2012-12-15 | English.news.cn
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-eight innocent people, including 20 primary students, have been slaughtered in a mass shooting at an elementary school in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control. The massacre has triggered a new debate on gun control in the United States. However, this time, the public feels somewhat tired and helpless. The past six months have seen enough shooting rampages in the United States. Just three days ago, three people were shot dead at a shopping mall in Oregon. Two weeks ago, a football player shot...
  • President Obama's dilemma

    12/21/2012 8:37:09 AM PST · by Qbert · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | December 21, 2012 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    President Barack Obama dispatched Mitt Romney a little more than a month ago but now faces an unpredictable new threat: a deeply divided House GOP that doesn’t even seem capable of bargaining with him.  Obama had hoped the election would unclog the works in Washington. His aides often speculated that he’d be freer to negotiate because he didn’t have to run again — and Republicans didn’t have to run against him.  But Thursday’s revolt was a grim reminder of how closely Obama’s future is tethered to that of his political rivals.  If House Speaker John Boehner can’t muscle his own...
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Fourth Week in Office

    12/21/2012 8:29:10 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 12/21/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Fourth Week in Office12/20/2012Benghazi-GateWhere’s Obama in the Benghazi Report?-  In a replay of Abu Ghraib, the government excuses itself at the highest levels.White House hints that FOX News' Benghazi reporting was 'entirely false'Joe Kernan, of CNBC "Kudlow Report...Unclassified Benghazi, To Be Continued;  The Benghazi mission was and continues to be a national security operation for arming, training, funding and transporting Libyan Jihadists from Cyrenaica Province of Libya to Syria to pretend to be the "Free Syrian Army."Carney: Obama and ill Clinton spoke SaturdaySen. Rubio forces truth about Clinton in Congressional hearingsState Department official suggests Libya...
  • America is now run by angry, feral adolescents fueled by hatred, jealousy and revenge

    12/21/2012 8:12:04 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Minority groups in America live better here than they do in other parts of the world. This is true for both Blacks and Hispanics. “Poor” in America is a description of at least lower middle class or better in many countries around the world. Yet when given a chance, these groups gladly plunged America into a dark and dangerous future to take their “revenge” against our nation. On first glance this lust for revenge seems counterintuitive. But closer examination explains this rage. Both groups are fueled by greed hatred jealousy and a thirst for revenge stoked to a roaring flame...
  • Obama Responds to Gun Violence Outcry (projectile barf alert)

    12/21/2012 7:59:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/21/12 | assoc. press
    President Obama issued a video response to the We the People petitions submitted to the White House after the Newtown shootings. Petitions relating to gun violence have gained more than 400,000 signatures in the past week. (Dec. 21)
  • Boehner Gets a Lump of Coal From Tea Party & We Get Gump's Goulash!

    12/21/2012 7:57:58 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-21-2012 | MOTUS
    The Tea Party gave Boehner’s Plan B from Outer Space a giant thumbs down last night, thus ending this season’s finale of Washington’s kabuki theatre with a real cliff hanger. The kabuki dilemma: Rebuilt the cliff or move the house? (snip)Harry had already announced that he was getting’ nuttin’ for Christmas. Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, made his “fiscal cliff” position clear in a press conference today. “We are not going to do anything,” said Reid.(snip)   Sorry Jon-boy, no money for Christmas presents this year. Not that any of this matters, as the Mayan’s have deemed today...
  • Obama Names Lobbyist for Plan B Drug as Top HHS Lawyer

    12/21/2012 6:51:34 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | December 20, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama, in what appears to be a significant conflict of interest, has named a lobbyist for the maker of the Plan B morning after pill as the top attorney for the Health and Human Services Department.Obama nominated William Schultz to become the leading attorney for the Department of Health and Human Services at a time when it faces dozens of lawsuits from pro-life and religious groups over the HHS mandate requiring religious employers to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.“William Schultz’s nomination as general counsel of HHS once again demonstrates that Obama’s lobbyist restrictions were toothless, and...
  • Obama Statement on Sandy Hook Massacre Moment of Silence Snubs Victim Nancy Lanza

    12/21/2012 6:28:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 | President Barack Hussein Obama II
    The White House‏@whitehouse 20 beautiful children & 6 remarkable adults. Together, we will carry on & make our country worthy of their memory. -bo#MomentForSandyHook
  • Report Indicates Obama Lied To Nation About Benghazi Attack Motivation

    12/21/2012 6:03:56 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 28 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/21/12 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    State Department's Accountability Review Board Report Leaves It To Obama Explain His And His Minions' Explanations. According to President Barack Obama, the alleged protest before the attack on the Special Mission Benghazi was purportedly caused by spontaneous mob’s emotional reaction to an anti-Islamic video produced in the U.S. However, the ARB’s conclusion, “there was no protest prior to the attacks,” directly contradicts the president’s, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s, UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s, and White House Spokesman Jay Carney’s repeated false statements to the nation blaming the video as the motivation for the attack and the deaths of four Americans,...
  • Russian lawmakers pass ban on U.S. adoption [On Every Level, Obama-Hillary "Reset" is a FAILURE]

    12/21/2012 6:01:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | December 21, 2012 | CNN STAFF
    Lawmakers in Moscow moved to ban Americans from adopting Russian children Friday, as they passed a bill that imposes a series of sanctions on U.S. interests, state media reported. Russia is one of the top sources of international adoptions to the United States. The State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, adopted the bill on its third reading, the state-run RAPSI news agency reported. The measure will now move to the Federation Council and, if approved there, will go to President Vladimir Putin to be signed into law, the news agency said. The legislation could affect hundreds of American families...
  • Don't Fear The Higher Ed Bubble, Obama Will Keep Reflating It

    12/21/2012 5:46:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/20/2012 | Jay Schalin
    A few years ago, the country became aware of a “bubble” building in higher education, as it had in housing. Excessive demand – based largely on easy credit, government subsidies and the overselling of a college education – caused academia to expand unsustainably. Then came the economic downturn. With underemployed graduates and dropouts increasingly unable to repay loans, state legislatures cutting appropriations, and innovative competition making inroads, the bubble appeared ready to burst, or at least deflate. That could mean – so the theory goes – devastation for traditional academia: declining enrollments, with some colleges forced to close, perhaps; a...
  • Bishops remain focused on 'responsible restrictions' on gun ownership

    12/20/2012 9:19:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    catholicnews.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Dennis Sadowski
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As momentum builds to implement new limits on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, the Catholic bishops of the United States remain focused on seeking "reasonable restrictions" on gun ownership without infringing upon Second Amendment rights. "The bishops continue to support measures that control the sale and use of firearms and continue to call for sensible regulations on handguns," Kathy Saile, the bishops' director of domestic social development, told Catholic News Service. "In addition to that, we need to make a serious commitment to address the pervasive role that addiction and mental illness have in crime," she...
  • "Duh!": The nation’s top intelligence official speaks.

    01/23/2010 2:51:19 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 1, 2010 | Stephen F. Hayes
    In congressional testimony on January 20, the nation’s top intelligence official, Dennis Blair, acknowledged that the U.S. government mishandled the interrogation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian terrorist who tried to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day. Specifically, Blair was not happy that Abdulmutallab was charged as a common criminal and read his rights, rather than being questioned by the elite interrogation unit announced by President Obama as a replacement for the CIA teams used by the Bush administration. “I’d been a part of the deliberations which established this high-value interrogation unit [HIG],” Blair explained at a...
  • Emergency Motion Filed: National Archives Caught Altering Hawaii Arrival Records For 1961

    12/20/2012 11:19:16 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 57 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Unattributed
    Sibley had subpoena from the National Archives the “Arrival Records” for August 1 through August 10, 1961, of all passengers arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii to see if records existed that Obama and his mother arrived in Hawaii during that time frame. What NARA produced were two microfilm spools of the arrival records for July 28 through August 1, 1961 and August 8 through August 12, 1961. As detailed in the Emergency Motion, the original date on the box of “August 7” has been altered by “white-out” and a new date of “August 1” had been written on the box. Proof...
  • (Obama's Amerika) Africa Boasts More Cellphone Users Than All of North America

    12/20/2012 9:37:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    DVICE ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | Nathaniel Wattenmaker
    Africa boasts more cellphone users than all of North America The silver lining of being a developing continent is that you can skip entire stages of technological progress, like going directly from no phones to cellphones without suffering through land lines in between. Africa, for example, now has more mobile subscribers than the United States or Europe, and that means big things for African economies. Like we've mentioned before, beyond its wild growth, the African cellular telecommunications market is a hotbed of innovation. Areas like telemedicine and cellphone-based money-transfer schemes don't just make life easier, they help people live healthier...
  • Gun Sales Escalate After Mass Shootings ("..eight distributors...all out of inventory")

    12/20/2012 8:25:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 20, 2012 | Mary Thompson
    At Freedom Firearms in Fort Wayne, Indiana there is hardly anything left in the store. Managing partner Angie Freeland told CNBC sales have "gone through the roof". With little left to sell, she will probably close for what is typically her busiest day of the year, December 24. "It started on Monday with the AR-15s going out the door," she said. "Once those were gone they were buying anything with a high capacity magazine." The rush to buy guns comes in the wake of last Friday's massacre in Newtown, CT. Twenty year old Adam Lanza shot twenty children between the...
  • Sister of Newtown victim makes gun-control plea in letter to Obama (Innocent but Ignorant Child)

    12/20/2012 6:12:49 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/20/2012 | Yahoo News
    Natalie's letter, written to President Barack Obama and read by Anderson Cooper on air, voiced her clear and thoughtful belief that guns did not belong in the hands of most civilians: My name is Natalie Barden and I wanted to tell the president that only police officers and the military should get guns. If people want to do it as a sport than they could go to a shooting range and the guns would not be able to leave there.
  • The Benghazi "Accountability Report"....No Accountability At The Top

    12/20/2012 4:34:33 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-12 | Curt
    So Obama has found three staffers in the State Department who don't have the political clout to save themselves: The A.P., quoting an unidentified administration official, said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, had resigned. The third person, who was not identified, was an official with the department’s Bureau of Near East Affairs, The A.P. said. The buck stops here.....oh wait. This follows on the heels of the "official accountability report" on the Benghazi attack in which they took the State Department to task but...
  • Governor Palin Talks to Greta Van Susteren

    12/20/2012 4:12:33 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 117 replies
    Motivation Truth ^ | December 20, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Governor Palin goes On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.
  • Where’s Obama in the Benghazi Report?

    12/20/2012 1:47:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/20/2012 | Michael Hirsh
    And so the reckoning begins. Only hours after a special task force concluded on Wednesday that “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” may have contributed to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department’s security chief resigned and three other officials were relieved of their duties. What was lacking in the report, however, was any sense of who was responsible farther up the chain. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Accountability Review Board—chaired by retired Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering and vice chaired by another national-security heavyweight, former Joint Chiefs Chairman Michael...
  • Obama Approval at 56%, Highest Since October 2009 [National Tragedy Effect]

    12/20/2012 1:46:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12//20/12 | Gallup
    President Barack Obama's job approval rating has risen to 56%, by two percentage points his highest three-day reading since October 2009. Although the president's job approval rating has been in the 50% range for much of the time since his re-election, the new high point this week coincides with the aftermath of the Dec. 14 mass school shootings in Newtown, Conn. The 56% average is for Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 17-19. Obama's job approval had reached 54% during the week prior to the Newtown shootings, but had dropped to 51% from Dec. 11-13, the three days just prior to Dec....
  • OBAMA SETS JANUARY DEADLINE FOR GUN CONTROL PROPOSALS

    12/20/2012 9:05:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 12/19/2012 | July Pace/AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama vowed to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January. "This time, the words need to lead to action," Obama said Wednesday. He tasked Vice President Joe Biden with leading an administration-wide effort to create the new recommendations and pledged to push for their implementation without delay. The president, who exerted little political capital on gun control despite a series of mass shootings in his first term, bristled at suggestions that he had been silent on the issue during his first four years in...
  • US Congress members urge Obama to make Tibet top priority

    12/20/2012 12:34:47 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    phayul.com ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Phayul
    Tibet activists lobbying US members of Congress to to sign congressmen McGovern/Wolf letter to President Obama to make Tibet a top piority. Dharamshala, December 20: A letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to exercise greater international leadership in improving the human rights situation in Tibet has received a large bi-partisan support from the US Congress. As of Wednesday, 56 members of Congress have signed the Wolf-McGovern letter “strongly urging” President Obama “to make Tibet one of your top priorities for U.S. advocacy” and nominate a Secretary of State who will “champion” the Tibet issue. “It is critical that...
  • The New Racial-Derangement Syndrome - What happened to Obama’s post-racial America? (VDH)

    12/20/2012 12:16:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country — and it is getting ugly.Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: “I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip Saturday Night Live audience even gave Foxx applause.Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, “Happy white peoples [sic] independence day . . . ”Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary as you can...
  • ‘One can only hope’ NRA members are shot dead

    12/20/2012 11:39:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-12 | DrJohn
    Tragedies often bring out the best in people. Responding to a tweet by author Joyce Carol Oates, actress Marg Helgenberger said "one can only hope" that members of the NRA get shot, Twitchy reported Tuesday. "If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms," Oates tweeted Friday. "@JoyceCarolOates One can only hope, but sadly I don't think anything would change," the CSI star tweeted in response. This wasn't taken particularly well: "@MargHelgen @JoyceCarolOates are you encouraging violence against those who dare disagree with you?" asked "Jeremy Avery." "Congrats for becoming yet another clueless, VIOLENT,...
  • White House hints that FOX News’ Benghazi reporting was ‘entirely false’

    12/20/2012 11:36:07 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    FOX News White House correspondent Ed Henry asked Carney if the four State Department officials that resigned yesterday were “taking the fall” for President Obama and Hillary Clinton even though they repeatedly said that the “buck” stopped with them. “I’m not sure what you are suggesting, Carney replied. “There were some individuals that did a lot of reporting that turned out to be entirely false, based on the paragraph I just read, Ed.” Carney added testily, ” The facts in the report are the facts.”
  • Newtown’s Natalie Barden, Sister Of Daniel, Urges President Obama To Act On Guns In Letter

    12/20/2012 10:59:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 20, 2012
    Newtown resident Natalie Barden, 10, has already faced more in her short life than many of us could imagine — burying little brother Daniel Barden yesterday, one of the 20 victims of a horrific school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Natalie Barden’s little brother wanted to be a firefighter, and in Daniel’s honor, scores of uniformed firemen lined the streets in a sober procession to guard the tiny casket at his funeral Wednesday. Parents Mark and Jackie Barden described their son in a statement, saying: “Words really cannot express what a special boy Daniel was. Such a light. Always smiling,...
  • Taxpayers Get Hosed in GM Buyback of Treasury Shares

    12/20/2012 8:46:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 20, 2012 | Mark Modica
    Let's all rejoice! The Treasury Department is finally beginning to unload the taxpayers' stake in General Motors after a three and a half year stint of government involvement in the company. While the decision to get taxpayers out of the private sector is the correct one, the move is hardly a cure-all for what ails GM. And despite reports to the contrary, this does not bring closure to all groups that were involved in the unprecedented intrusion of government into the private sector that saw politically-powerful groups like the UAW receive favorable treatment over other classes. Let's start by reviewing...
  • Two days after 'Birther' comments leader of AZ GOP says he's quitting

    12/20/2012 8:17:44 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    AZfamily.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Dennis Welch
    PHOENIX -- A couple of days after breathing new life into the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president, the chairman of the Arizona Republican Party says he's not running for another term. The announcement is a surprise as Tom Morrissey had publicly said he would seek a second two-year term during the GOP's annual organizational meeting next month. Morrissey said Wednesday it was a tough decision but he is stepping down because of health reasons. On Monday, Morrissey and a pair of other Republicans questioned the authenticity of Obama's certificate, rekindling a long debunked theory....
  • Disgraceful: Obama Invokes Newtown Massacre to Pressure Republicans to Go Along with His Tax Hikes

    12/20/2012 7:55:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/20/2012 | Bryan Preston
    During his press conference today, called to announce his new gun control task force, President Obama invoked the Newtown massacre to apply pressure on congressional Republicans in the fiscal cliff standoff. OBAMA: If this past week has done anything it should give us some perspective. I-I-I-If there’s one thing we should have, after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what’s important. And I would like to think that members of that caucus would say to themselves “You know what, I disagree with the president on some things. We wish the other guy had won. We’re...
  • Are Young Black Men Rejecting Obama? One Stat Suggests So.

    12/20/2012 7:39:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/20/2012 | Walter Hudson
    The number of young black men who cast a vote for the Republican presidential candidate in 2012 tripled that of 2008. Hearing this statistic, one commenter quipped, “Is this one of those situations where three times nothing is still nothing?” No. “Nearly 20 percent of black males under 30 voted for Romney, more than three times what McCain got.” That according to Ann Coulter, who gets her information from Pew Research.How? Why? Is there a growing number of young black conservatives?Those stand as worthy questions. Answering them properly would require follow-up polling. Any number of factors could have informed...
  • Obam's Petulant Chlid, "Eat Your Peas" Swagger Returns!

    12/20/2012 6:25:04 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-20-2012 | MOTUS
    I see we’ve returned to what somebody called the “smartest man in the room” swagger. This “eat your peas” scold was last heard during the fiscal cliff talks 2011(snip) Butt yesterday’s presser completed Big Guy’s on the job growth curve: from whiny baby, to petulant child, through cocky adolescence, before emerging in tact as the peevish, hubristic adult he is today. All the while staying true to his community organizer roots. And when asked where he’s been on gun control for the last 4 years by that uppity ABC reporter, Big Guy really put him in his place: “I don’t...
  • 2012 Person of the Year: Barack Obama, the President

    12/19/2012 5:13:12 AM PST · by John W · 98 replies
    time.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Michael Scherer
    Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States.
  • Weapon used in Mexico gunfight linked to Operation Fast and Furious

    12/19/2012 3:13:48 PM PST · by Smogger · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 19, 2012, 10:56 a.m. | By Richard A. Serrano
    <p>Two of the weapons involved in a drug cartel gunfight last month in Sinaloa, Mexico, that killed five people, including two soldiers and a young beauty queen, have been traced back to the U.S. – one lost during the ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, the other originally purchased by a supervisory ATF agent who helped oversee the botched gun-tracking operation.</p>
  • Obama tells Cameron why Britain should stay in the European Union

    12/19/2012 9:51:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:15 EST, 19 December 2012 | Matt Chorley
    Barack Obama has warned Britain against leaving the European Union, it emerged today. The US President used a call to David Cameron to urge him to resist calls to abandon Brussels, ahead of the PM delivering a major speech on Europe in the New Year. But President Obama is understood to be backing Mr. Cameron’s approach in his fight for a “better deal for Britain”. …
  • Jake Tapper to Obama: This isn't your first gun massacre "Where've you been?" (video)

    12/19/2012 7:55:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/19/12 | jim hoft
    Jake Tapper blasted Barack Obama today at his press conference announcing a new gun control committee. Tapper pointed out that this wasn't the first mass slaughter under his watch, "Where've you been?"
  • Obama: Climate change is going to be one of my top priorities this time around

    12/19/2012 7:44:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Over the course of Obama's first four years as president, we watched him "evolve" from a zealous, I-will-slow-the-rise-of-the-oceans climate change champion to a remarkably quiet almost-bystander on the whole debate. Now that his second term is secure, I’m sure we can expect that at least his rhetoric on the subject will once again reach much more vociferous levels, via The Hill: President Obama has identified climate change as one of his top three priorities in his second term after coming under fire from environmentalists for giving the issue short shrift during the campaign.The president, in an interview for TIME's Person...