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  • Obamacare's Other Shoe

    01/11/2013 3:15:22 PM PST · by qaz123 · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 11Jan13 | Mark Steyn
    If you had buttonholed me in the Senate men’s room circa 2003 and told me that a decade hence Joe Biden would be America’s vice president, John Kerry secretary of state, and Chuck Hagel secretary of defense, I’d have laughed and waited for the punch line: The Leahy administration? President Lautenberg? Celebrate lack of diversity! But even in the republic’s descent into a Blowhardocracy staffed by a Zombie House of Lords, there are distinctions to be drawn.
  • Obama: U.S. Has Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 3:13:47 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 25 replies
    In remarks with Afghan president Hamid Karzai at the White House this afternoon, President Barack Obama said the U.S. has fallen "short of the ideal" in Afghanistan:
  • Alabama Leads The Way In Nationwide Run On Guns

    01/11/2013 3:00:25 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    Al.Com ^ | 1-11-2013 | Challen Stephens
    Alabama Leads The Way In Nationwide Run On GunsBy Challen Stephens cstephens@al.com January 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM, updated January 11, 2013 at 9:49 AM Alabama appears to have led the national run on guns last month. It's not that Alabamians purchased the most. But Alabama saw the nation's largest spike in applications for firearm background checks, a sudden rise of 145 percent, between the months of October and December. Federal background checks spiked in every single state following the presidential election and the shooting in Newtown, according to FBI data on background checks. Background checks normally rise before Christmas....
  • State suspends gun carry permit for TN man who made viral video (Jim Yeager)

    01/11/2013 2:51:26 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 11, 2013 | Unattributed
    A Middle Tennessee firearms trainer who made an ominous and very public promise in a YouTube video that gained national attention this week, has had his handgun carry permit suspended Friday by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. James Yeager, 42, had his permit suspended based on a "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public," the department said in a statement. Yeager told Channel 4 News he is aware of the suspension, and his attorney will handle his statements going forward.
  • On Matthews' Hard Ball, David Corn says Rush Limbaugh is "inviting John Wilkes Booth..."

    01/11/2013 2:46:16 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 58 replies
    watching MSNBC's Hardball | January 11, 2013 | Seizethecarp
    Chris Matthews opened Hardball with video from the past two days of Jim Yeager, Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh defending the second amendment. David Corn says Rush is "inviting John Wilkes Booth..." Matthews says Rush should know better. Matthews also introduced the segment (usually rebroadcast at 7:00 PM EST) by saying he was "going to nut country" and said that was a quote from JFK just before he went to Dallas for the last time. Right before Hardball, Martin Bashir said that the report that the armed officer assigned to the school that were the latest shooting occurred wasn't there...
  • Obama Inauguration Committee to Replace Louie Giglio With Pro-Gay Pastor

    01/11/2013 2:18:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/11/2013 | Paul Stanley
    Soon after the Rev. Louie Giglio announced he would no longer deliver the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration later this month as to avoid controversy over a past sermon on homosexuality, an inaugural committee spokesperson said the evangelical pastor would be replaced with someone who has pro-homosexual beliefs. "We were not aware of Pastor Giglio's past comments at the time of his selection and they don't reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this Inaugural," inaugural committee spokeswoman Addie Whisenant said in a statement Thursday. "Pastor Giglio was asked to deliver the benediction...
  • Reid to Obama: OK to skip Congress on debt ceiling

    01/11/2013 12:54:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Reid to Obama: OK to skip Congress on debt ceiling By: Manu Raju and John Bresnahan January 11, 2013 02:47 PM EST Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other top Democrats are putting new pressure on the White House to circumvent Congress to boost the nation’s debt ceiling if no bipartisan agreement can be reached. In a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama obtained by POLITICO, Reid and his leadership team argue that failing to raise the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling would threaten the full faith and credit of the United States. Reid and Sens. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer...
  • Guest Post: Insights Into Cultural Shifts From A Visit To A Hardware Store

    01/11/2013 12:23:12 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 11, 2013 | By Tyler Durden/Submitted by Pete Kofod
    "So this is what it looks like when a society is starting to collapse," the man standing behind the counter at the hardware store said matter-of-factly. The remark had been directed at no one in particular, but generally at anyone standing nearby. As I was among that audience, I looked at him inquisitively, eliciting in return a look indicating that his observation should be intuitively obvious to even the casual observer. "We should not be this busy," he continued. "People are normally out Christmas shopping for the latest tech gadgets for their kids, but instead they are spending their hard-earned...
  • Obama: U.S. Has Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 12:10:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    "So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there's a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal," said Obama. The president went on to say that America has achieved some measure of success in Afghanistan, however. "Did we achieve our central goal? And have we been able, I think, to shape a strong relationship with a responsible Afghan government that is willing to cooperate with us to make sure that it is not a launching pad for future...
  • The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

    01/11/2013 11:33:24 AM PST · by Jgerald · 17 replies
    SSPBA ^ | 01/10/2013 | Chris Skinner
    "As president of Southern States PBA, a professional law enforcement association with over 30,000 members from federal, state, county and municipal agencies, I would like to express our support for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution and for law abiding citizens to purchase and own firearms. From hunting to shooting sports, firearms are a part of the American culture that are passed from generation to generation. Rank and file law enforcement officers realize that gun ownership from law abiding citizens poses no threat to the law enforcement community or to the public. New legislation aimed at reducing or restricting law...
  • Gun control hypocrite Obama chooses guns for himself and family, but opposes them for everyone else

    01/11/2013 11:21:28 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 11, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Gun control hypocrite Barack Obama chooses guns for himself and his family, but opposes them for everyone else On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives. He did this because he understands that armed guards make people safer. I think that what he did was a good thing. I agree with what he did on this.Obama chooses to send his own children to the private Sidwell Friends school, which employs 11 armed guard. These aren’t Secret Service agents. Instead, these...
  • Reproaching the Rich

    01/11/2013 10:53:22 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 16 replies
    National Association of Scholars ^ | January 10, 2013 | William H. Young
    One of the distinguishing features of America from the founding throughout our history has been classlessness. In recent years, especially since 2009, there has been a relentless assault by the progressive left on what it considers the unfair income distribution between the rich and others, propounded particularly in academia as I discussed in Inequality. That blitzkrieg has contributed to a significant rise—by around 20 points—in the percentage of our population that now believes there is a sharp and intensifying class conflict in America, which some on the left would turn into class war. Central to President Obama’s reelection strategy was...
  • U.S. Taxpayers are giving Planned Parenthood $1.5 million each and every day - 11% growth in 2 years

    01/10/2013 5:57:26 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies
    American Life LeagueSpecial Issue: STOPP analysis of Planned Parenthood 2011 and 2012 finances Planned Parenthood getting more taxpayer money *excerpt*"The data show that federal and state officials elected by the American taxpayers have increased the millions of dollars going to Planned Parenthood by 11 percent in the last two years. We now provide $542.4 million (over a half-billion dollars) to the nation’s largest abortion chain. That’s $1.5 million per day, each and every day. Since 1964, our government has given Planned Parenthood $6.8 billion of our hard-earned money. Most people know Planned Parenthood gets taxpayer money for its clinic services....
  • Braces for the Kids Just Got More Expensive: Obamacare Tax Hike Case Study

    01/11/2013 10:34:34 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | January 11, 2013
    In 2013, the tax increases in Obamacare will increasingly conspire against kitchen-table family healthcare decisions. As just one example, below are some of the taxes that will impact the purchase of dental braces: Obamacare Medical Device Tax: As of Jan.1, Obamacare imposes a new tax of 2.3 percent on medical device manufacturers, including those who make dental braces. The tax is imposed on gross sales -- even if the company does not earn a profit in a given year. While the tax will be paid to the IRS by the manufacturer, the tax will be passed along as a higher...
  • The looming cuts to America’s defense leave the world, and the United States, less safe

    01/11/2013 10:15:07 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-11-13 | Curt
    Krauthammer on the Hagel nomination: Message-sending. Obama won reelection. He no longer has to trim, to appear more moderate than his true instincts. He has the “flexibility” to be authentically Obama. Hence the Hagel choice: Under the guise of centrist bipartisanship, it allows the president to leave the constrained first-term Obama behind and follow his natural Hagel-like foreign policy inclinations. ...Hagel himself doesn’t matter. He won’t make foreign policy. Obama will run it out of the White House even more tightly than he did in the first term. Hagel’s importance is the message his nomination sends about where Obama wants...
  • The Myth of Government Default [If you think gun control is a problem, read this]

    01/11/2013 10:05:56 AM PST · by IndePundit · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/11/13 | David Rivkin & Lee Casey
    Three false arguments, pushed hard by the Obama administration and accepted on faith by the media and much of the political establishment, must be laid to rest if the American people are to understand the issues at stake in the federal "debt ceiling" debate. The first is that Congress's failure to raise the debt ceiling—the amount of money the federal government is authorized to borrow at any given time—will cause a default on the national debt. The second is that federal entitlement programs are constitutionally protected from spending cuts. The third is that the president can raise the debt ceiling...
  • Take MOTUS' Gun Poll: "A crazed gunman starts firing into a crowded restaurant. You..."

    01/11/2013 9:27:00 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-11-2013 | MOTUS
    Here is your Friday Gun Survey: (as always, Chicago Rules apply)   I was listening to Geraldo this morning(snip)what really caught my ear was this comment from Geraldo, and I quote: “How could you not trust your own government?”     (snip)Let’s get directly at the heart of the beast: the Second Amendment(snip)an armed citizenry to protect themselves from future tyrannical leaders like the one they had just fought to free themselves from.     Well here, let’s have somebody who knows something explain this: (snip)Consider the words of Supreme Court justice Joseph Story — who was, it bears noting,...
  • 2013 Government Gun Ban List!

    01/11/2013 6:58:05 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-11-13 | James
    Thought this might be of interest: Gun bans impact our freedoms under search and seizure, due process, confiscated property, states' rights, free speech, right to assemble and more, in addition to the Second Amendment. The Democrats current gun-ban-list proposal may include most of the following firearms: Rifles (or copies or duplicates): M1 Carbine, Sturm Ruger Mini-14, AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, AR-10, Thompson 1927, Thompson M1; AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR; Olympic Arms PCR; AR70, Calico Liberty , Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU, Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR,...
  • American Express Kicks Off 2013 With Biggest Layoffs in Four Years

    01/11/2013 6:59:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Brand Channel ^ | 1/10/13 | Shirley Brandy
    ... American Express delivered a surprise in its fourth quarter earnings report today: the elimination of 5,400 jobs as part of a global reorganization of its business units, with over $400 million in severance and its business travel unit taking a big hit. The company has endured more than a decade of downsizing under CEO Ken Chenault: 7,700 jobs in 2001; 6,500 jobs in 2002; 7,000 jobs (10% of its workforce) in 2008; 4,000 jobs in 2009. This round of cuts, as Wall Street Journal reports, represents "its biggestretrenchmentin a decade," and will shed 8.5% of its workforce.
  • "The List"; Obama's Two Hundred and Seventh Week in Office

    01/11/2013 9:00:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/11/13 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Seventh Week in Office1/10/2013Obama Ethics, Year 4U.S. Taxpayers are giving Planned Parenthood $1.5 million each and every day - 11% growth in 2 yearsCalifornian women told to have more children as birth rate in most populous state plummetsObama signs bill giving himself lifetime Secret Service protectionJohn Brennan – The CIA - Zbigniew Brzezinski – Columbia University and ObamaChief Justice Of The Supreme Court John Roberts Schedules A Case By Attorney Taitz Regarding Obamas Forged IDs to be Heard in Conference Before the Full Supreme CourtObama's nominees settle it: A more radical, confrontational termEric Holder to...
  • Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home [opposed self defense in your home]

    01/11/2013 7:30:11 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home. Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support. The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures. The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election...
  • Obama’s Stimulus: A Bit of Pork, a Lot of Opportunism

    01/11/2013 6:41:33 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 4 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | January 10, 2013 | Tad DeHaven
    A study [$] published in the winter edition of Political Science Quarterly considers two possible reasons for why the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) failed to sprinkle Uncle Sam’s magic dust onto those areas of the country that were being hardest hit by the recession. Was it because well-positioned politicians were successful in delivering the pork? Or was it because the recession created a “window of opportunity” for politicians to quickly spend a bunch of additional money on pet causes, which had the effect of benefitting certain areas of the country? I’m going to skip right to the...
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    01/11/2013 6:40:43 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a...
  • Africa Mission Creep

    01/11/2013 5:43:44 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11 jan 2013 | GEORGE H. WITTMAN
    The Obama administration, among other things, wants to put Benghazi behind it. Periodically the American press, public, and politicians become excited about something going on in Africa. The interest doesn’t last long and neither the United States nor African nations benefit much from the momentary excitement. President Obama recently ordered a small contingent of troops, mainly Army Special Forces, into the African country of Chad to assist in evacuating the U.S. Embassy staff and other American civilians from the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR). That this action reflected a reaction to the recent debacle in Benghazi, there is no doubt....
  • Obama to pay US debt with trillion-dollar coins?

    01/11/2013 4:50:37 AM PST · by Renfield · 19 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 1-4-2013
    ......As analyst Chris Krueger from Guggenheim Securities’ Washington Research Group explains to the American Enterprise Institute, “There are limits on how much paper money the U.S. can circulate and rules that govern coinage on gold, silver and copper. BUT, the Treasury has broad discretion on coins made from platinum.” “Although the Treasury can't just create money out of thin air to pay its bills, there is a technicality in the law that says the Treasury has special discretion to create platinum coins of any denomination, and the thinking is that [Secretary of the Treasury] Tim Geithner could make the coin...
  • It’s Not Just Your Guns; It’s America We’re Losing

    01/11/2013 4:42:09 AM PST · by IbJensen · 56 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | January 9, 2013 | Tim Young
    This might come as a surprise to a lot of you, but I’m not a gun person… never have been, never will be. And you can stop reading right there and be angry, but you know better… so read on. The one thing that I have always been and always will be, is a freedom person. I believe in all of the freedoms and liberties given to us by the Bill of Rights… something that very few Americans currently understand. One group of people who completely understand our rights are the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the...
  • Supreme Court to hear case on Obama's alleged forged documents (Photos)

    01/11/2013 4:44:07 AM PST · by voicereason · 181 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan 10, 2012 | Marc Dumon
    On Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court scheduled a birther case brought on by Orly Taitz which calls into question Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to be president of the United States. Dr. Taitz, a lawyer from Santa Margarita, Calif., also made the announcement on her website on Jan. 9. As of this writing, major news networks such as ABC, Fox News, CBS, and NBC have yet to report on the high court's decision to review Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to hold political office in the United States or any of its territories. The case is identified as...
  • Gun Control and the Stupid Liberals Who Love It

    01/10/2013 5:48:08 PM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Guardian lv.com ^ | January 10, 2013. | Todd Jackson
    President Obama seems hell-bent upon foisting bad gun control legislation upon America. And why not? He loves this stuff. Just every other stupid liberal. Many conservatives are quick to ascribe malevolent motives, sometimes to a degree that is bluntly ludicrous. Liberalism is above mental dullness, a way of being carried along by sentiment instead of thought. I donÂ’t care how many degrees the President has. His problem is not that heÂ’s evil. His problem is that he just isnÂ’t terribly bright. In this, he is typical. Terribly bright people donÂ’t get to be President. Middling narcissists do. This is a...
  • Mexico's new ambassador to US says he's optimistic about new US guns laws helping cut violence

    01/10/2013 10:52:53 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    AP ^ | January 10, 2013
    Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora said Thursday that the mass shooting of school children in Newtown, Connecticut, last month had raised outrage to the point where previously unfeasible legal changes may be possible. .... Mexico says U.S. guns, particularly assault weapons, help fuel drug cartel-related violence south of the border. Medina Mora says he hopes the Newtown shooting will, in his words, "catalyze the necessary societal support for a change in the regulations that will be more favourable to the interests of our country."
  • EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

    01/11/2013 12:59:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    From New York to New Mexico and across the dependent plains, welfare recipients are getting sauced on the public dime. Drunk, besotted, bombed. But while politicians pay lip service to cutting government waste, fraud and abuse, they're doing very little in practice to stop the EBT party excesses. Where's the compassion for taxpayers? You see the signs everywhere: "We accept EBT." Fast-food restaurants do. Clothing retailers do. Auto repair shops, liquor stores and even sushi joints are joining the club. "EBT" stands for the federal government's electronic benefits transfer card, which is intended to provide poor people with food stamps...
  • Obamas Assault Rifle Aimed at the Congress' and the Senate's Head

    01/11/2013 1:36:11 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 104 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | Jan 14, 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Joe Biden and Barack Obama have an assault rifle with a 30 round magazine pointed at the temples of Congress, the Senate, and America. They have decided that, to achieve the same gun control that only twenty years ago required the consent of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, all they need to do is issue some Imperial Decrees. This Emperor Obama has decided to simply NOT CONSULT and NOT INVOLVE both of the Houses of government, the House of Congress and the Senate, and unilaterally impose rules that only 20 years ago required consent of both of...
  • Rubbing Our Noses in His Victory and Radicalism

    01/11/2013 2:20:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Hey, folks, remember the good old days when candidate Barack Obama at least pretended to be bipartisan and conciliatory? Now it's as if he's on a mission to prove he was faking it. Obama is behaving like a bitter ex-spouse who knows all our hot buttons and delights in pushing them. He is governing by crisis, fear, alienation, cronyism and anti-constitutional fiat. He is openly flaunting his militant radicalism, as if he's trying to provoke us -- and his second term hasn't even begun. He is horrifying all Americans who have the slightest concern about our deficits and debt, refusing...
  • Tough Path Seen by Obama on Ban of Assault Arms

    01/10/2013 11:10:34 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER
    While President Obama pledged to crack down on access to what he called “weapons of war” in the aftermath of last month’s schoolhouse massacre, the White House has calculated that a ban on military-style assault weapons will be exceedingly difficult to pass through Congress and is focusing on other measures it deems more politically achievable. As a task force led by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. readies recommendations on reducing gun violence for delivery to the president next week, White House officials say a new ban will be an element of whatever final package is proposed. But given the...
  • Americans are too smart for gun control: History of restriction is one of utter failure

    01/10/2013 9:58:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2013 | Dr. Michael S. Brown
    In the wake of the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn., politicians and journalists who hate to see guns in the hands of ordinary citizens turned into a raving mob who sensed that victory over their enemies was near. Reality is now starting to set in. There are several reasons why we probably won’t see any new laws and certainly no laws that will prevent school attacks. The first reason is that the American people are now seeing the hypocrisy and dishonesty of the anti-gun lobby. For years, we have been promised that President Obama and his party would never...
  • Rand Paul: Force Obama's Hand On Debt Ceiling

    01/10/2013 8:20:00 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Grace Wyler
    GOLAN HEIGHTS — In a renewed attempt to force President Barack Obama's hand on the debt limit, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is pushing legislation that would ban federal spending on anything but interest payments on the national debt, Social Security checks, and military salaries. Paul, who is traveling through Israel this week, told Business Insider here Thursday that he believes the GOP should take a more pro-active approach to the coming fight over raising the debt ceiling. Rather than march the country toward a government shutdown — and spook markets with possible default — Paul argued that Republicans should...
  • 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...