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  • Do we need greater gun control?: First lady is right person to lead charge on sensible policy

    01/10/2013 7:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    J Weekly - Covering the SF Jewish Bay Area ^ | January 10, 2013 | Rabbi Amy Eilberg
    Along with citizens throughout our nation and beyond, I was anguished by the death of the beautiful, innocent children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the wake of the shootings, I was gripped first with deep grief and then with a powerful wave of activist energy. I hoped that this most horrific incident of gun violence would shake the nation from complacency and stir the adoption of sensible gun control legislation. I believed that all over the country, parents of all stripes and persuasions — including gun owners — would recognize that a civilized nation cannot continue to allow policies...
  • Revenge of the O-Team (Ollie North on 2nd Amendment)

    01/10/2013 7:22:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 11, 201`3 | Oliver North
    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.WASHINGTON — Full disclosure right upfront: I'm a proud life member of the National Rifle Association. I am on the NRA's board of directors and serve as chairman of the organization's Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee. I have owned and used firearms most of my life, and I can read. Unlike some in Washington, I don't believe that the 27 words above — the Second Amendment of our Constitution — have anything to do...
  • "Save Texas. It's the last." Words of warning.

    01/10/2013 6:56:51 PM PST · by Hound of the Baskervilles · 140 replies
    Vanity | 01/10/2013 | houndofthebaskervilles
    Not long ago I was telling a customer that the product she was testing was from Oregon. The lady, who was probably in her early 70's, shivered when I mentioned Oregon and said she used to live there. I asked her if Oregon was too cold for her. She said, "No I ran away from Oregon to live in Texas." So I said, "Well good. I was reading a news article just this morning about how Texas is thriving with a budget surplus and low unemployment. She replied, "Oh I know, I've lived here for a while now. I ran...
  • Report: 100K New NRA Members Since School Shooting

    01/10/2013 4:24:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Susan Jones
    The National Rifle Association tells Politico it has signed up more than 100,000 new members since the Newtown school shooting, bringing the number of paid members to 4.2 million from 4.1 million. “Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over,” the NRA told Politico. A regular, one-year NRA membership is $35, a 5-year membership is $125, and a lifetime membership costs $1,000, which can be paid in installments. NRA leaders were meeting Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden, who at President Obama's request, is heading a task force seeking legislative solutions to "gun violence." The...
  • Hey, Media, will you be next?

    01/10/2013 3:40:04 PM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 22 replies
    Local | January 10, 2013 | From The Deer Stand
    Now that Obama has decided he has unlimited powers and can ignore Congress and the U.S. Constitution, how far will he go with his "executive orders" and "recess appoitments?" Now it's gun control, next it'll be what? As this power-hungry, law-ignoring, dictator keeps flexing his muscles is the media in his sights? How about an executive order that all news stories or articles concerning the government have to be reviewed by a government panel prior to publishing or airing? Sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But, as Obama keeps stealing powers that he doesn't legally have the sky is the limit. Be careful...
  • To "The Precious Metal Purchasing Act" From Executive Order 6102 - Santelli's Take

    01/10/2013 3:16:53 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 01/10/2013 | Tyler Durden
    First they want gun registration and now precious metal registration? I’m sure the government would only use such information in our best interests, because as we all know: Your Government Loves You. Sounds reasonable, after all, only 'terrorists' buy guns and gold anyway."
  • The United States Ranks 7th in Comprehensive New “Freedom Index”

    01/10/2013 1:58:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchel
    I’ve always been a big fan of Economic Freedom of the World because it provides a balanced and neutral measure of which nations do best in providing free markets and small government. And I like it even when it gives me bad news. It’s somewhat depressing, after all, to read that the United States has dropped from the #3 nation when Bill Clinton left office to the #18 country in the most recent index.But for all its many positive attributes, Economic Freedom of the World isn’t a comprehensive measure of liberty. That’s why I’m very glad to see that Ian...
  • President Obama Attacks Private Citizens

    01/10/2013 1:08:40 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 6 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | December 3, 2012 | Thomas Clough
    Armed with the intimidating powers of the SEC, the IRS and the Justice Department, which can fine, audit and indict citizens into oblivion, President Obama has taken to singling out the private-citizen donors of his opponents for special abuse. For example: One of Obama’s campaign websites posted a blurb titled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s donors,” which named eight private citizens, describing all of them as having “less-than-reputable records” and accusing them of being “on the wrong side of the law” and of profiting at “the expense of so many Americans.” The “crimes” that Team Obama refers...
  • Obama signs protection bill for former presidents

    01/10/2013 2:55:58 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 31 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives. The measure Obama signed Thursday applies to presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997, specifically Obama and former President George W. Bush. It reverses a 1994 law that ended Secret Service protection 10 years after a president leaves office. Under that law, the Homeland Security secretary could extend such protection on a temporary basis.
  • Obama to use 2 Bibles when he takes oath of office

    01/10/2013 1:29:47 PM PST · by dubyajam · 103 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | January 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    President Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two -- one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Biden Hints at OutlawingUnregulated ´Private´ Gun Sales

    01/10/2013 1:01:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/10/13 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden, in remarks today before a meeting on guns, suggested the Obama administration is seriously considering outlawing unregulated "private" gun sales:"And so the kinds of things that there´s an emerging set of recommendations, not coming from me but coming from the groups we´ve met with," said Biden today, before a closed door meeting on gun control. "And I´m going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and the type of weapons can be owned. And one is,
  • Obama signs bill giving himself lifetime Secret Service protection

    01/10/2013 1:09:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/10/13 | Alex Pappas
    President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Thursday guaranteeing himself Secret Service protection for the rest of his life. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama signed the “Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012” on Thursday. The law affects Obama, former President George W. Bush and future presidents, who under current law would only be protected for 10 years after leaving office. According to the press secretary’s office, the law “restores lifetime Secret Service protection of former Presidents who did not serve as President prior to January 1, 1997, and their spouses; and provides for protection of...
  • America Is Reaping From Its Moral Collapse

    01/10/2013 1:06:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Christopher G. Adamo
    The liberal Democrat political machine has been in high gear seeking restrictions on gun ownership ever since the December 11, 2012 massacre of twenty young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. According to the left, that hideous event constitutes inarguable proof that America needs to rescind the Second Amendment. For the good of everyone, and particularly “the children,” the guns must go. It might seem difficult to surpass such phony liberal sanctimony. Yet during the last days of 2012, as the contrived “fiscal cliff crisis” reached its do or die moment, the same old class envy...
  • Grab your flag: Gun Appreciation Day is coming

    01/10/2013 10:59:44 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 8, 2013 | Joe Garofoli
    <p>Mark your calendar. On Jan. 19, two days before President Obama is inaugurated and a day before Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce an assault weapons ban, a Gun Appreciation Day has been called in the U.S.</p> <p>Organizers are asking folks to go into their local gun shop and wave a flag or a “Hands Off Our Guns” sign or just brandish a copy of the Constitution. With 300 million guns in the U.S., there should be more than enough people ready to participate.</p>
  • Biden Holds Unannounced Meeting With Faith Leaders…on Gun Control

    01/10/2013 12:57:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 10, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Following controversial comments alleging that President Barack Obama will potentially rely upon “executive orders” to tackle gun control, Vice President Joe Biden held an unannounced meeting with faith leaders on Wednesday where he purportedly reiterated the same point. The nation’s second-in-command and his gun violence team discussed the issues surrounding firearms and the country’s most recent crises with 12 national faith leaders in an effort to urge them to “help find common sense solutions.” During the event, Biden reportedly echoed what he told reporters earlier in the day — that the Obama administration will be taking two tracks to curb...
  • Biden: "If you don't register your guns, the government will confiscate them"

    01/10/2013 12:24:36 PM PST · by kiryandil · 116 replies
    January 10, 2013 | The Interwebs
    Someone apparently heard Joe "DainBramage" Biden excrete this out of his mouth on the radio in the last couple of hours. It's on a few websites right now.
  • Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

    01/10/2013 11:25:41 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition.
  • Gun Owners Worry New Proposals Could Make Millions Of Americans Criminals (Everything Class III?)

    01/10/2013 12:13:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Raleigh Telegram ^ | January 10, 2013 | Staff
    RALEIGH – Many North Carolina gun owners and gun enthusiasts are worried that new gun proposals that go far beyond an assault rifle ban would make many of the otherwise law abiding 80 million Americans who are gun owners into criminals if they do not register their weapons with federal authorities. National and international media reports have stated that the White House under a committee led by Vice President Joe Biden is going to seek sweeping changes in how guns are registered, sold, and taxed in the wake of the Newton, Connecticut school shooting. Under the potential proposals which have...
  • Pro-family pastor withdraws from Obama inauguration after backlash from gay activists

    01/10/2013 10:49:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.10.2013 | Patrick B. Craine
    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Rev. Louie Giglio, the pro-family pastor picked by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his Jan. 21st inauguration, has backed out after a pressure campaign by homosexual activists. Rev. Giglio, who heads Atlanta’s Passion City Church, said he did not want the inauguration to “be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point.” Rev. Louie Giglio Immediately after Giglio announced his withdrawal, Fox News political analyst Kirsten Powers tweeted: “The intolerant Left claims another scalp.” Obama’s choice of Giglio on Tuesday quickly came under attack by activists who highlighted...
  • Registration Will Lead to Confiscation

    01/10/2013 10:37:19 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 9, 2013 | Brian Lilley
    According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration is considering a “national database” of all firearms in the United States to “track the movement and sale of weapons.” If such a database comes to fruition the database will lead to confiscation.Last year Canada ended its national long gun registry, a national database of every rifle and shotgun in the country that was supposed to help police track the movement of and sale of weapons. When it was introduced twenty years ago critics said the registration of firearms would eventually lead to confiscation, a criticism dismissed as ridiculous, yet that’s what...
  • Assault on the Second Amendment - 'I Will Not Comply'

    01/10/2013 10:20:57 AM PST · by EdReform · 57 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    The Patriot Post • http://patriotpost.us Assault on the Second Amendment 'I Will Not Comply' By Mark Alexander January 10, 2013 "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." --Second Amendment to the United States Constitution PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Patriots, I call on you to pledge: "We, the People, affirm that we will support and defend Liberty as "endowed by our Creator," enshrined in our Constitution and empowered by its Second Amendment, against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Though tens of millions...
  • Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments

    01/10/2013 9:32:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jonathan Karl
    Rev. Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at the presidential inauguration, has now pulled himself out of the ceremony, after criticism of his previous anti-gay comments and actions, sources confirmed to ABC News. Giglio, who is now Pastor at Passion City Church in Georgia and his role at Obama’s second inauguration was first announced Tuesday. But the liberal website Thinkprogress reported Wednesday on audio of Giglioi delivering a sermon in the mid-1990s in which he said homosexuality is a sin and advocated gay “recovery.”
  • Obama Plans to Shred the Constitution!

    01/10/2013 8:21:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 26 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-10-2013 | MOTUS
    To paraphrase Ms. Parker, “What fresh tyranny is this?” “With this pen, I thee shred.” What part of “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” does the professor of Constitutional Law not grasp? Ah! That’s not really the operative question, is it?(snip) Joey’s out there floating some trial balloons: how far can we go before the people raise those arms they’ve been given the right to bear? h/t Doug Ross Don’t worry though, the Oscar nominations just came out. That means that politics-weary country can turn its attention back to Hollywood as...
  • IRS Warns Employers: Do Not Try to Avoid ObamaCare Insurance Mandate

    01/10/2013 6:51:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 10, 2013 | Matt Cover
    The Internal Revenue Service warned employers in a new regulatory proposal not to come up with clever schemes to avoid Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandate. The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes. “The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28. …
  • Thank Goodness for Obamacare: Hidden Amendment Prevents Gun and Ammo Registry

    01/10/2013 7:07:45 AM PST · by drbuzzard · 31 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | JANUARY 9, 2013 | KYLE BECKER
    “Sometimes you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it,” to paraphrase former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As reported at IJR earlier today, a hidden amendment in Obamacare prevents a national gun and ammunition registry. That’s right. It was put into the bill by Senator Harry Reid — in order to keep the NRA out of the Obamacare fight. Well, thank you Harry Reid? The Nevada senator, after all, is a fan of guns and firearms, believing them to be as American as baseball or football. (Football without suspected black conservative quarterbacks who play injured in big games,...
  • Obama's 2013 Agenda: No Women, Less Guns, More Taxes

    01/10/2013 7:01:52 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/10/13 | Aurelius
    With 2013 just underway, Barack Obama's agenda for the coming year is readily apparent. Though Mr. Obama promised many foolish things during his campaign in 2012, the lies he has told are the ones making the headlines thus far this year. His agenda for the coming year? No women, less guns, and more taxes on the middle class, or "lies, lies, and more lies"... First is the fact that the President, despite attacking Mitt Romney repeatedly for being "anti-woman," has thus far refused to nominate any women to his cabinet in his second term. This has been met with largely...
  • Bank of America Freezes Account of Gun Dealer

    01/10/2013 5:38:21 AM PST · by scottfactor · 11 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/10/13 | Gina Miller
    Just like other Americans who understand why we have the right to keep and bear arms, I am puking-sick of the desperately ignorant, wholly belligerent campaign of the Left to demonize guns and lawful gun ownership. Even if the lemmings among the American citizenry do not understand the real reason for the diabolical desire to grab our guns by our “leadership” inWashingtonand some states, we do understand it. An armed populace is not easily subjugated, and there is nothing the tyrannical Left wants more than to subjugate the American people. In what is the antithesis of “public safety,” tyrants throughout...
  • The Revenge of Obama

    01/10/2013 4:18:57 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9 January 2013 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    During World War II, a group known as the Monuments Men, "attempted to minimize [Nazi] damage to European monuments and architecture and then track down stolen works of art. In the end Allied Forces located more than 1,000 repositories of art, sculpture, and furniture stolen by the Nazis," a search which continues to this day. In his book entitled Rescuing Da Vinci, author Robert M. Edsel, quotes William Shirer who described Hitler thusly: I observed his face. It was grave, solemn, yet brimming with revenge. There was also in it, as in his springy step, a note of the triumphant...
  • Journalists react in shock to Drudge Report header featuring Hitler and Stalin

    01/09/2013 11:02:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 135 replies
    Shocked journalists this afternoon were quick to react to the Drudge Report’s controversial header photo comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin. The item linked to a Weekly Standard article reporting that President Obama was willing to address the gun issue with an executive order. “Hitler and Stalin!” exclaimed BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith on Twitter alerting most of his followers by linking directly to the Drudge Report. “Drudge rules our world,” responded Slate journalist David Weigel to Smith’s post on Twitter, later adding sarcastically, “SOMETHING SHOCKING HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE INTERNET.” “Our right is nuttier than your right (US...
  • Pentagon Agrees to Full Discharge Pay for Gay Troops

    01/10/2013 12:32:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 7, 2013 | James Dao
    Before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2011, gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation were often honorably discharged. Yet they were given only half of their discharge pay. That changed on Monday. Under a settlement to a class-action lawsuit, the Pentagon has agreed to pay full separation pay to all service members involuntarily separated from the military after Nov. 10, 2004, because of their sexual orientation. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the action against the Defense Department, the half pay was the result...
  • CRAP! CRAP! CRAP!

    01/03/2013 12:29:36 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 344 replies
    butterdezillion
    I just found out that all the faxes I sent to the Republican members of Congress have been referred to just the 3 Congress-critters who represent me. I need everybody to contact your own Congress members and let them know that Hawaii registrar Alvin Onaka has certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Obama's Hawaii birth certificate is not legally valid. Bennett asked Onaka to verify, among other things, that Obama, male, was born on Aug 4, 1961, in Honolulu on Oahu to Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Hussein Obama. According to Hawaii law, Onaka has to verify any submitted...
  • Obama needs some binders of women

    01/09/2013 8:36:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/9/13 | Ruth Marcus
    About all those white guys: What a shame. Not an outrage, but a shame. The face of power that President Obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second-term Cabinet picks is striking — except for the African American president at the top of the pyramid — for its retro look, white and male. It’s “Mad Men” Goes to Washington, except Peggy’s leaving. On the foreign policy team, white guy for secretary of state, white guy for defense secretary, white guy for CIA. For Treasury secretary, white guy. Obama’s replacement as chief of staff
  • Joe Biden guarantees Obama will bypass reluctant Republicans and cement new gun control laws

    01/09/2013 6:07:32 PM PST · by tobyhill · 87 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 1/9/2013 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    Vice President Biden pledged Wednesday that President Obama will bypass a reluctant Republicans in Congress and take executive action to curb gun violence, prompting a full-blown fit from conservative gun rights backers. Biden heads a White House task force set this month to release proposals in response to the Newtown shooting. He told reporters before a Wednesday meeting with gun violence victims and gun control groups that Obama will not let Republican resistance prevent action. "The president is going to act. There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken," Biden said. "We haven't decided what that is...
  • Obama to Use Executive Order on Gun Control

    01/09/2013 7:36:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with victims of gun violence today. Speaking with reporters beforehand, Biden said President Obama may use an executive order to push through more gun control and Second Amendment restrictions. More from the Weekly Standard. "The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as...
  • Monopoly Transformed to Match Obama's Socialist Amerika???

    01/09/2013 7:12:50 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-9-2013 | MOTUS
    You didn’t think that fundamentally transforming America was going to be cheap did you?(snip)     And speaking of fundamentally transforming our economy, have you heard what Hasbro is up to? They have plans for fundamentally transforming the game of Monopoly: the last existing format for educating children on how capitalism works.     Here’s the deal: Hasbro has launched an effort to introduce a new token (a robot, helicopter, guitar, diamond ring or cat – your choice) to the perennially popular board game. Butt instead of just adding it, they have decided to get rid of one of the...
  • Ryan asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year

    01/09/2013 7:00:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/13 | Erik Wasson
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the White House if it will once again miss the legal deadline for submitting an annual budget to Congress. Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009. “Given the critical importance of addressing our nation´s fiscal problems, I am writing to ask whether the President will submit
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Begins Protecting Schools with Armed ‘Posse’ Patrols

    01/09/2013 6:18:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-09-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAs Barack Obama and his gun control supplicant Joe Biden move to use the school murders in Newtown, CT's "gun-free zone" as an excuse to grab the guns of law-abiding Americans, a new poll shows that most Americans actually want more of an armed presence in our schools to protect students from madmen. And Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't waiting for Washington to act. Sheriff Joe today deployed 500 armed volunteers to patrol outside 59 schools in metropolitan Phoenix.  400 of these volunteers are part of  3,000-strong Joe's "Posse" and another 100 volunteers known as reserve deputies...
  • MILLER: White House goes after guns

    01/09/2013 5:26:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The White House just realized it had to at least pretend to listen to America’s 100 million gun owners. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. invited a representative from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to attend a White House meeting with anti-gun groups scheduled to take place Thursday. Up to now, gun owners have been left out of President Obama's task force seeking “solutions” to gun violence by the end of the month. The simultaneous high-profile media blitz is meant to ready the public for radical limits on the Second Amendment. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appears to...
  • Obama would be limited in executive order on gun control

    01/09/2013 4:49:23 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 9, 2013 | Ryan Witt
    Today Vice President Joe Biden met with gun victims and safety groups as part of a continuing effort by his task force to come up with solutions to gun violence in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. The highlight of the meeting came when Biden announced that the White House is prepared to act through executive action to implement gun control measures. Biden stated...
  • Mortgage Purchase and Refi Applications Rise (But Purchase Apps Remain Below Bubble Levels)

    01/09/2013 4:15:15 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/09/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), mortgage applications rose 11.7% after the Holiday slump of the previous week. Mortgage purchase applications rose 9.56% SA and 48.53% NSA. Mortgage refinancing applications rose 12.4% SA and 49.52% NSA. Now, before you get excited about the increase in mortgage purchase applications, they are still stuck in the “red zone” since 2010, far below the average from 2000-2010. Meanwhile, mortgage refinancing applications remain above the long-run average. It is no wonder. With 15 government mortgage financing programs (HAMP, HARP, AG Settlement, etc) and The Fed’s manipulation of interest (and mortgage) rates, mortgage rates...
  • [Judeo=Christians] What to Expect in Obama’s Second Term

    01/09/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 9, 2013 | George J. Marlin
    The next four years will not be good ones for practicing Catholics or, for that matter, anyone who subscribes to Judeo-Christian beliefs. I’m certain that in a short time from now, Catholics will look upon the recent “fiscal cliff” scuffle as merely the prelude to the president’s plan to impose his ideological will on the nation.Although Obama won with only 51 percent of the vote – and is the first president re-elected to a second term receiving fewer total votes than in his first election – he actually believes he received a huge mandate last November. He rejects the notion...
  • Obama gun advisers already breaking rules -Attorney points out transparency requires notice

    01/09/2013 3:15:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 1/7/13 | Bob Unruh
    Freedom Watch chief Larry Klayman, who founded Judicial Watch and made a name for himself suing Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and a slew of foreign dictators, is asking Barack Obama to play by the rules in his establishment of a team to advise him on gun control. Klayman, whose cases against Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have made headlines, became so well-known that a character in the TV series “West Wing,” Harry Klaypool,
  • Obama Golfed in Hawaii with Former Rezko Crony

    01/09/2013 3:04:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    whitehousedossier ^ | 1/9/13 | Keith Koffler
    While on vacation in Hawaii this month, President Obama played golf with Allison Davis, a former business partner of Tony Rezko who also helped give Obama his start in the legal profession. Rezko is the former Obama associate and fundraiser who was convicted of corruption and fraud and currently sits in prison. Davis, who is male, partnered with Rezko on a series of government-funded low and mixed income housing development projects in Chicago. While Davis himself has never been charged with wrongdoing, a number of the projects were high-priced failures that resulted in poor living conditions for residents. According to...
  • Frederick and Kimberly Kagan: How to Waste a Decade in Afghanistan

    01/09/2013 3:03:42 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 8, 2013 | FREDERICK W. KAGAN And KIMBERLY KAGAN
    At the White House on Friday, President Obama will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Although Mr. Karzai will presumably take up his continuous complaints that America has "imposed" corruption on his country, the more vital subject for both parties will be the size of the U.S. military footprint beyond 2014. Administration officials are already leaking that the U.S. presence will be smaller than that requested by Gen. John Allen. The U.S. commander in the region has said that a force of 6,000 to 20,000 troops is needed. The White House has floated that 3,000 to 4,000 may be sufficient....
  • Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone (2005 SC case)

    01/09/2013 3:01:18 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 54 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 27 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation. The decision, with an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia and dissents from Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, overturned a ruling by a federal appeals court in Colorado. The appeals court had permitted a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado town, Castle Rock, for the failure of the police to respond to...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions about President Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Treasury: “Jack Lew must

    01/09/2013 2:46:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | 1/9/13 | Greta Van Susteren
    NOTE BELOW – from FNC’s Kara Rowland about Senator Jeff Sessions statements about the nomination of Jack Lew for Secretary of Treasury: —— Below you will find excerpts of a statement on Jack Lew from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) – his office is planning to release the statement in full once Lew’s nomination is official but we have permission to use these excerpts NOW. I’d suggest sourcing as something like “according to excerpts of a statement by Sen. Jeff Sessions made in anticipation of the nomination obtained by Fox.” Though I realize that’s wordy. Sessions is the top Republican on...
  • Reminder: Stalin’s Firearms Confiscation Was a Tremendous Success for Socialist State (Video)

    01/09/2013 2:40:34 PM PST · by radioone · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Joseph Stalin’s firearms confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. This is a tremendous reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people. (Video at link)
  • French wine lobby bristles at California 'Champagne' for Obama's inauguration

    01/09/2013 2:28:17 PM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    the hill ^ | 1/9 | pecquet
    The French wine lobby is upset about the menu for Obama's inauguration and is penning a letter to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), The Hill has learned. At issue is the menu's dessert course, which will be accompanied by “Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvée Champagne, California,” according to a press release from the inauguration committee. That description violates U.S. law, according to Sam Heitner, the director of the Champagne Bureau, a Washington lobby. The inauguration committee however says the wine itself is labeled in accordance with U.S. law and will be...
  • Obama Inauguration Invocation to Be Delivered by Medgar Evers' Widow

    01/09/2013 2:13:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/09/2013 | Katherine Weber
    Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama's second public inauguration on Jan. 21, event organizers announced Tuesday. Evers-Williams, 79, will reportedly be the first woman and non-clergy member to deliver one of the most public prayers in America's political history. "I am humbled to have been asked to deliver the invocation for the 57th inauguration of the President of the United States -- especially in light of this historical time in America when we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement," Evers-Williams said in a statement released...
  • Wal-Mart Now Sold On Gun-Control Summit

    01/09/2013 1:39:58 PM PST · by Yehuda · 142 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/9/12 | CNN
    Wal-Mart now sold on gun-control summit Retail giant Wal-Mart has had an apparent change of heart about attending a gun-control summit called by Vice President Joe Biden.