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  • The War Between the Amendments

    01/17/2013 1:09:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other. Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution. Many liberals believe there...
  • Ivory-tower Obama Can't Abide Views He Doesn't Share

    01/17/2013 1:23:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern. His point blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make the House Republicans look bad. But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government's debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of...
  • Video: NRA's 'Stand and Fight,' targets Malia and Sasha Obama (Uh, no it doesn't)

    01/17/2013 12:00:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | January 16, 2013 | JohnThomas Didymus
    The NRA released on Tuesday an ad that accuses Obama of being an "elitist hypocrite," because he provides armed protection for his children but insists that the nation's schools remain "gun-free zones." The video is part of the NRA's offensive dubbed "Stand and fight," in response to its anticipation of Obama's announcement of stricter gun control measures. According to Boston.com, the 35-second video posted to YouTube by user HotWeirdNews, also appeared on the NRA's website on Tuesday. However, the video was removed from the NRA's website by Wednesday morning. The ad begins with a shot of a school, the American...
  • Senator Rand Paul on Obama: 'I'm against having a king'

    01/16/2013 11:33:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | January 16, 2013
    "I'm against having a king," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said of U.S. President Barack Obama in an interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network. Paul expressed his apprehension on the president's threats to impose gun control through executive orders. "I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over, and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress, that's someone who wants to act like a king or monarch," Paul said. "Suffering rule," wherein the people of a nation suffer through a decision made unilaterally by the ruler - whether he is elected, or not, was a...
  • Obama extends presidential power in bypassing Congress on gun control

    01/16/2013 11:02:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Marcus Stern
    During the past two years as his frustration with a "dysfunctional" Congress has grown, President Barack Obama has resorted to bypassing the legislative branch as he did on Wednesday to implement tighter gun control laws. "Where they won't act, I will," he said in October 2011 as part of a "We Can't Wait" campaign he launched 10 months after Republicans took over the U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, the president has turned to executive orders, policy directives, waivers, signing statements and other administrative steps to bypass Congress and act on contentious issues, including immigration, welfare, education reform and now...
  • The Danger of Rogue Central Government versus Crazed Assassins

    01/16/2013 9:50:57 PM PST · by publius321 · 11 replies
    Which of the two are a more likely to kill you: (Video)
  • Celebrate Gun Appreciation Day, Saturday, 1-19, In North Central Ohio -- VANITY

    01/16/2013 9:06:31 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 4 replies
    Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party ^ | 1-16-2013 | bimboeruption
    This article came from one of the local papers. MANSFIELD — The Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association will have a rally in support of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and to celebrate Gun Appreciation Day at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the Central Park Gazebo, at Main Street and Park Avenue. There will be special speakers. For details, go to www.bloodofpatriots.org.
  • Rand Paul Seeks to Undo Obama's Executive Actions on Guns

    01/16/2013 8:49:12 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday night announced plans to try to undo parts of President Barack Obama’s executive proposals to curb gun violence, saying the president may be developing a “king-like complex.” “We will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation,” the Kentucky Republican said on Fox News in reference to 23 actions Obama unveiled earlier in the day. The executive actions range from steps to encourage states to improve information sharing on background checks to directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct new studies related to gun violence. “I’m very concerned about this president,”...
  • Rand Paul: Obama ‘arrogant and presumptuous’ about Israel

    01/16/2013 7:41:18 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jennifer Rubin
    In a conference call today with a small group of journalists, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that President Obama was “arrogant and presumptuous” in saying in recent weeks that Israel “doesn’t know what its own best interests are.” “That’s an arrogant and presumptuous point of view and doesn’t further progress on anything,” the senator said, and he returned to that view throughout the call as he discussed the location of Israel’s capital and Israeli settlements. Paul decried U.S. politicians who display “this flippant and arrogant” attitude about internal Israeli affairs, saying that “no one can really know as much as...
  • The U.S. Firearms Industry: Inside the Numbers

    01/16/2013 6:41:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Here’s a look at the numbers: The U.S. firearms industry's economic impact is $32 billion. To put that in perspective, that’s about the same size as the U.S. organic industry and more than the budget of Nigeria. It’s grown from a $19 billion business in 2008 and appears to be accelerating at a quick clip. Background checks for gun buyers increased nearly 60% from December 2011 to December 2012. The FBI has already recorded 16.5 million background checks from Jan. 1, 2012 to November 2012 – the most on record. There are 51,000 gun shops in America, according to the...
  • Email from Joe Biden

    01/16/2013 5:32:06 PM PST · by Greystoke · 34 replies
    Hello Today President Obama announced a plan to help protect our kids and communities from gun violence. You're going to hear a lot about it, but I wanted to make sure you got a chance to get the facts, straight from me.
  • Children As Shields Or “Let’s Play Take The Guns”

    01/16/2013 5:30:00 PM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 16,2013 | AnneM040359
    Today, a little over one month after the horrible shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut, United States of America, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School which left twenty-six dead, United States of America President Barack Hussein Obama today unveils up to twenty-three executive actions in regards to “gun control measures”.
  • Obama the Party Animal

    01/16/2013 4:37:09 PM PST · by kristinn · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Mary K. Bruce
    President Obama pushed back against criticism earlier this week that he is too insular and not social enough in Washington. He said simply, “I like a good party.” Today, he reinforced the message. Leaving a farewell reception at the Treasury Department for Secretary Timothy Geithner, Obama was asked “So, you like a good party?” “They didn’t serve any alcohol,” Obama responded with a big grin, as he appeared to munch on something.
  • Pelosi: More Gun Control Needed Because ‘We Took an Oath to Protect and Defend’ (WRONG)

    01/16/2013 3:21:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 16, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said action must be taken in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because members of Congress took an oath to “protect and defend,” although the actual oath says to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States ….” Pelosi held a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on "Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action,” where she endorsed the gun control proposals President Barack Obama unveiled today. “Earlier this month, shortly after Newtown, all members of Congress took an oath to protect and defend the...
  • “The RNC is officially on the side of more dead children”

    01/16/2013 2:52:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 16, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Your official vile tweet of the day, from an eminently likely source: Markos Moulitsas✔ @markos Okay, the RNC is officially on the side of more dead children, because freedom. 16 Jan 13 Reply Retweet Favorite Your move, Piers Morgan. Keep in mind that Markos “Screw ‘em” Moulitsas isn’t some fringe character on the Left. Indeed, he organizes a high-profile annual confab for liberals, which regularly attracts a flock of genuflecting Democratic A-listers. Virtually every Republican under the sun was asked to denounce Rush Limbaugh for calling an obscure 30-something activist a nasty name last year. Will a single Democrat be...
  • Obama and his disarmament wishlist

    01/16/2013 2:24:53 PM PST · by Ellendra · 6 replies
    BackwoodsHome.com ^ | Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 | Claire Wolfe
    Everybody — everyblogger — is supposed to make some comment on Obama’s anti-gun announcement today. I’ve been thinking about it and here’s mine: I don’t care. It doesn’t matter whether he called for outright confication (he didn’t; not yet) or whether he actually wussed out under “conservative” pressure. (H/T D for the link even if I don’t buy its nice, hopeful content.) Yeah, it kinda ticks me off that the Washington Post, which surely knows better, calls some of Obama’s most facile propaganda (page two of this Post artitorial) a “Constitutional argument.” Constitutional argument my Aunt Fanny; Obama’s remarks about...
  • Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

    01/16/2013 2:18:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    mywar ^ | 1/16/13 | JULIE PACE and ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. A month after that horrific massacre, Obama also used his presidential powers to enact 23 measures that don't require the backing of lawmakers. The president's executive actions include ordering federal agencies to make more data available for background checks, appointing a director of the Bureau of Alcohol,...
  • PETA to Obama: Stop justifying hunters’ ‘gun violence’ against animals

    01/16/2013 2:16:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 16, 2013 | Caroline May
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is making a last-minute pitch to persuade President Barack Obama to stop using hunting as a “justification” for owning guns. In a letter to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, PETA called out the president for saying after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that “the vast majority of gun owners in America are responsible — they buy their guns legally, and they use them safely, whether for hunting or sport shooting, collection or protection.” “[T]here is nothing ‘responsible’ about making a sport out of killing, about hunting, or about teaching children to...
  • NRA planning ‘the fight of the century’ against Obama

    01/16/2013 1:57:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | January 16, 2013 | Sari Horwitz
    The National Rifle Association cast its opposition to Obama’s plans as “the fight of the century” in a letter circulated at the 35th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, known in the trade as “the SHOT show,” in Las Vegas. “I warned you this day was coming and now it’s here,” Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s fiery executive vice president, wrote in a fund-raising letter to the group’s 4 million members. “It’s not about protecting your children. It’s not about stopping crime. It’s about banning your guns … PERIOD!” The letter reflected the NRA’s tough, no-holds-barred campaign against tighter...
  • Obama Provokes the American People

    January 16, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: President Obama today is taking action that a majority of Americans disagree with. He's going down a road a majority of people disagree with. He knows it. The question is, why? Why is Barack Obama literally trying to push people to snap? Why is he doing this? It's as though in some way he's attacking the very sanity of people in this country. Why is he doing this? Why is he deliberately making people so upset? What is driving him? Anybody got any ideas? I've been watching the children-as-human-shields show that is now going...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1999, Obama wouldn’t support tougher prosecution for school shooters

    01/16/2013 12:29:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Vince Coglianese
    In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a school. That legislation came as a response to the tragic Columbine High School shooting that year. SB 759 provided that anyone 15 years of age or older charged with aggravated battery with a weapon in school or within 1,000 feet of a school would be charged as an adult.
  • Why Does the Anti-Gun Camp Need to Lie?

    01/16/2013 12:07:59 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/16/13 | William A Levinson
    Human beings are almost universally receptive to impartial facts, and people will therefore support any course of action that is inherently right and effective. If the truth were on the side of the enemies of the Second Amendment, they would not need to lie to the public along with fellow members of Congress. ...The Million Mom March The Million Mom March, with which Senators Feinstein (CA), Levin (MI), and Mikulski (MD); Hillary Clinton; Tipper Gore; and numerous members of Congress were closely associated, underscored the anti-gun movement's total lack of character and integrity as follows. (1) Misuse of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt...
  • Did Obama Steal The Election With Hagel’s Help?

    01/16/2013 11:52:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 1/16/13 | Kris Zane
    Chuck Hagel has been tapped by Obama for Secretary of Defense, which has resulted in a slew of push backs over his troubling record: criticism and lack of support for Israel; coddling of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran; and his almost immediate appointment after retiring as a senator to Deutsche Bank’s Americas Advisory Board, the mega bank that has been accused of funneling billions of dollars to Iran’s nuclear program. But the most troubling aspect of Chuck Hagel is the fact that he may have stolen both of his senatorial elections. In 1992, Hagel was CEO of Election Systems & Software,...
  • Vanity - Obama to unleash the "DocStapo" on the American public.

    01/16/2013 11:35:03 AM PST · by GraceG · 29 replies
    01/16/2013 | GraceG
    With Obama wanting to recruit the Doctors of this country to his his Brownshirt work for him keeping tabs on his political enemies are we seeing a new term in constantly growing "Dictator-tinary" that is Obamunism. Behold the "Doc-Stapo" you friendly family doctor who has been recruited to become an agent of the government who will now become a spy working against your second amendment rights. Now whenever you enter the Doctor's office with the flu or cold or just a regular checkup you will have channel the behavior patterns of an East German Citizen during the cold war who...
  • The List: Obama vs. The 2nd Amendment (from Sandy Hook fwd)

    01/16/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/16/13 | Nachum
    Obama Attacks the Second Amendment(from the Sandy Hook massacre forward)1/15/2013Obama announces 23 exective actions, asks Congress to pass gun lawsObama to Put More 'Counselors' in SchoolsObama Asks Doctors to Help Deal With GunsJay Carney: NRA Ad "Repugnant And Cowardly"W.H. Releases Letters from Little Kids Pleading for Gun ControlRobert Gibbs: NRA No Match For Obama Campaign ApparatusReport: Obama to propose federal funding for armed guards in schoolsRep. Sensenbrenner calls on Obama to denounce 'Bullet to the Head of the NRA' video gameOregon, Texas officials warn White House against enforcing new gun regulations1/15/2013Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generationsObama to...
  • Obama's 23 Executive Gun Control Actions (Here's the list for the high information voter)

    01/16/2013 10:46:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 155 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/16/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence. 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. 4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make...
  • Obama to Put More 'Counselors' in Schools

    01/16/2013 10:24:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama will put more "counselors" in school to help thwart gun violence. According to a background briefer provided by the White House, Obama hopes to add an additional 1,000 "school resource officers and counselors." From the White House's document: PUT UP TO 1,000 MORE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND COUNSELORS IN SCHOOLS AND HELP SCHOOLS INVEST IN SAFETY: Putting school resource officers and mental health professionals in schools can help prevent school crime and student-on-student violence. School resource officers are specially trained police officers that work in schools. When equipped with proper training and supported by evidence-based school discipline...
  • Obama Needs A "Pair" of These! Barry, Not Moochelle!

    01/16/2013 9:52:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s always for the children isn’t it? I’ll get to that in a New York minute. First,this important announcement for all of you MODs and the MOLs who love them(snip)Junk Jeans for men, “Because men aren’t flat, so why are their jeans?”           Just when you begin to think that America isn’t great anymore,along comes a great invention like this to quiet your inner skeptic:jeans with built in gussets to accommodate men’s,uh, anatomy.I forecast an immediate success for this obvious (although not always flattering) invention.I even have suggestions for celebrity endorsements(snip)   Packin’ MO than you know! Or how...
  • Netanyahu hits back at Obama: I know what's best for Israel

    01/16/2013 9:51:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/16/13 | Herb Keinon
    A day after US president quoted as saying Israel under Netanyahu "doesn't know what its own best interests are," PM visits Gaza border, says over last 4 years Israel has stood up to strong pressure and will continue to do so. A day after US columnist Jeffrey Goldberg quoted US President Barack Obama as saying that Israel under Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not know what is in its own best interest, Netanyahu visited the Gaza border Wednesday, was told that December was the quietest month in the last 12 years, and essentially replied to Obama: "Yes I do." "I...
  • Obama Asks Doctors to Help Deal With Guns

    01/16/2013 9:49:53 AM PST · by illiac · 87 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/13 | Daniel Halper
    According to a background briefer provided by the White House, President Barack Obama is asking doctors to help deal with guns. Here's the relevant passage: PRESERVE THE RIGHTS OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROTECT THEIR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITIES FROM GUN VIOLENCE: We should never ask doctors and other health care providers to turn a blind eye to the risks posed by guns in the wrong hands. ď‚· Clarify that no federal law prevents health care providers from warning law enforcement authorities about threats of violence: Doctors and other mental health professionals play an important role in protecting the safety of...
  • List Of Obama's 23 Executive Actions

    01/16/2013 9:33:47 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 144 replies
    1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. 4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. 5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full...
  • Preezy Gun Speech Live Thread

    01/16/2013 8:56:59 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 285 replies
    The White Hut ^ | 16 JAN 2013 | Me
    For those of us following The Won's address to his subjects.
  • White House Calls NRA Ad "Repugnant and Cowardly"

    01/16/2013 8:55:37 AM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Reuters via Fox CT ^ | Tuesday, January 16, 2013 | Steve Holland
    SNIP "Most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. But to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly," White House spokesman Jay Carney said
  • W.H. Releases Letters from Little Kids Pleading for Gun Control

    01/16/2013 8:53:55 AM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan. 16, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House today released letters from little kids pleading for gun control, just hours before President Obama is to release a comprehensive proposal to limit guns and ammunition. The letters were released to the Associated Press in what appears to be a coordinated effort to help shape the narrative the day of Obama's announcement. "Three days after six teachers and 20 students were killed by a rampaging gunman at their elementary school in Newtown, Conn., an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and asked President Barack Obama for 'some changes in the laws with guns,'" the...
  • Obama overreach on guns, say House conservatives

    01/16/2013 7:49:13 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | GINGER GIBSON
    Even before President Barack Obama rolls out a series of proposals to curb gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, conservative House Republicans are bristling. More right-wing Republicans are voicing fierce opposition to the expected 19 executive orders on guns that Obama is preparing to announce Wednesday, along with legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Though details of the orders were unclear, some Republicans have already declared them a gross breach of executive authority. “The more onerous that they are, the more we have a chance of having a revolt all across this country,” said...
  • (Video) Examining Obama & Serial Killers

    01/16/2013 8:17:36 AM PST · by publius321 · 4 replies
    "It's this years Gone with the Wind" - TableOfWisdom.com "Examining Obama & Serial Killers is Pulp Fiction meets Schindler's List" - cbPatriot.com "If you liked Casablanca & Citizen Kane - you're going to LOVE Examining Obama & Serial Killers" - ThurstonHowell.Net (Updated in HD).
  • 1 in 3 Illinoisans lives in or near poverty level: report

    01/16/2013 8:07:57 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | Jan 16, 2013
    A staggering one out of three Illinoisans today lives in or near poverty — the peak of a continued climb over three decades ... almost half of Chicago's population is living in or near poverty. In suburban Cook and Kane counties, it's nearly a third; in DuPage, McHenry and Will counties, one out of five people, and in Lake County, one out of four. Statewide, 31 percent of the African-American population lives in poverty, along with 22.6 percent of Latinos; 12 percent of Asians, and 11 percent of whites. Of the state's households headed by single women, 34.3 percent live...
  • NRA TV Ad: Obama ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ Because His Daughters Have Armed Guards

    01/16/2013 4:56:44 AM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    TPM ^ | January 15, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    The National Rifle Association is amping up the political rhetoric in advance of President Obama's gun violence prevention announcement scheduled for Wednesday. On Tuesday, the NRA posted a video on its website accusing the president of being "an elitist hypocrite" because his daughters have armed guards at school. CNN reported Tuesday night that the video "is running on the Sportsman Channel, a cable network focused on outdoors programming such as hunting and fishing." Video ad at source.
  • There's no reason to ban 'assault' rifles

    01/16/2013 8:07:06 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 16, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    ... For the purpose of this article, we'll focus on AR-15s since it is what CBS calls "the most popular rifle in America" and one often designated an "assault" rifle. An AR-15 is the civilian equivalent to the military's M-16. So what's the difference? Kelly Alwood, a firearms trainer and consultant, told TheBlaze the only difference is that one [the military AR-15] is fully automatic and the other is semi-automatic [the civilian AR-15]. It's a small yet simultaneously big distinction. Firearms for use by the military are able to shoot continuously with one pull of the trigger, machine-gun style....
  • Why U.S. might be ‘a nation of deadbeats’

    01/16/2013 8:06:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | By Brett Arends
    Why U.S. might be ‘a nation of deadbeats’ Consumers have been paying down debt, but walking away from more By Brett Arends President Obama said on Monday that “we are not a nation of deadbeats,” but instead a people who “pay our bills.” Really? A close look at the data reveals a very different story — and one that gets far too little airing in public discourse. Far from paying our bills, the current generation of Americans — or some of them — have set records for default which probably have no parallel in the history of the human race....
  • Rep. Sensenbrenner calls on Obama to denounce ‘Bullet to the Head of the NRA’ video game

    01/16/2013 7:49:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Caroline May
    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is calling on President Barack Obama to denounce an online video game that encourages players to shoot and kill National Rifle Association officials. In a letter to Obama, Sensenbrenner on Tuesday voiced concern about the video game, “Bullet to the Head of the NRA,” which allows players to assassinate NRA President David Keene with a scoped firearm. (RELATED: Developer of “Bullet” NRA game admits to wanting as much publicity as possible) “Making threats against public figures who speak out either for or against gun control prevents us from having a reasonable, thoughtful debate,” Sensenbrenner wrote...
  • Obama's Social Security Games Make Case For Private Pensions

    01/16/2013 7:47:45 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 15 Jan 2012 | Editorial
    Politics: President Obama threatened Social Security checks would be delayed if Congress didn't play ball on the debt ceiling. Once again, he turned pensions into a political football. There are ways to stop this. Americans should know: Social Security payments won't be affected by debt-ceiling talks, and Obama knows it. Still, it's not as if the Social Security system is healthy. In a Page 1 story Monday, IBD's Jed Graham reported that 2013 marks the first year new Social Security retirees will outlive the trust fund. Their benefits will be slashed 25% as the system goes bust in 2033. So...
  • Gun Control by Executive Order? Are there limits to what the president can accomplish this way?

    01/16/2013 7:15:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2013 | Scott Coffina
    The horrific recent mass murder of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School predictably has reignited the gun-control debate in this country. Over the past month, the Obama administration has focused primarily on guns in its initial response to the Newtown shooting. The task force led by Vice President Joe Biden has met mostly with groups either in favor of or opposed to greater restrictions on guns and ammunition. Facing strong political opposition in Congress from both parties, Vice President Biden and President Barack Obama each have suggested publicly that the president will act by executive order to...
  • Obama’s Kiddie Human Shields. The president trots out children to deflect legitimate criticism.

    01/16/2013 7:21:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging — a feckless attempt to invoke immunity by intoning “it’s for the children” and hiding behind them. What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-alongs....
  • Obama’s alleged criticism of Netanyahu enlivens Israeli election

    01/16/2013 7:18:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:45am GMT | Dan Williams
    Long-strained ties between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama sprang to the fore of Israel’s election campaign on Wednesday after the U.S. president was quoted as criticizing the prime minister’s character. Less than a week before a January 22 ballot that opinion polls predict the right-wing Netanyahu will win easily, Israeli media highlighted a U.S. commentator’s column on Obama and questioned whether the Democratic president was trying to sway the vote. Netanyahu’s office declined comment on Tuesday’s unsourced column by Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg, which described Obama as frustrated at West Bank settlement building that has deepened Israel’s diplomatic impasse with the...
  • Obama Administration Seeks Approval to Test Anthrax Vaccine on Children

    01/16/2013 7:08:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 1/16/13 | Vera Sharav
    Alliance for Human Research Protection FYI / Action A public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 14-15, to be held at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center, Florida: The stated topic for discussion is “ethical issues associated with the development of medical countermeasures for children.” http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-26/pdf/2012-31037.pdf The Obama Administration is seeking approval to conduct morally impermissible, wholly non-therapeutic medical experiments that would expose healthy children to risks of serious harm. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to test the highly controversial, dangerous...
  • Harry Reid: “I’ver Shed Tears” Over Obama’s Picture…

    01/16/2013 4:53:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | january 15, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVpGyR0Pwes
  • ‘Fat *ss’ Michael Savage reignites feud with ‘hysteric’ Mark Levin [AUDIO]

    01/16/2013 4:27:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1-16-2013 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative talkers Mark “the Hysteric” Levin and “fat ass” Michael Savage reignited their longtime feud this week, even though the two share distributors and no longer air during the same time slot. On Monday, Levin made an appearance on the Fox News Channel and called President Barack Obama “the imperial president,” leading Savage to label Levin “the Hysteric” on his show later that evening. Savage said Levin lazily and uncritically stole the phrase “imperial president” from liberals of the 1970s. “The ‘imperial presidency’ was a line used by liberals to describe Nixon,” Savage bellowed. “And yet, the ‘Hysteric’ applies it...
  • New Math: President Obama Exaggerates Deficit Savings

    01/16/2013 4:01:10 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/15/2013 | John Merline
    At his press conference this week, President Obama made it seem as though the job of getting the government's deficits under control is nearly done. "The consensus is we need about $4 trillion to stabilize our debt and our deficit," he told reporters, "which means we need about $1.5 trillion more." [snip] But a closer look at the numbers shows that Obama is exaggerating how much deficit reduction he's actually achieved, and is being decidedly Pollyannaish about the nation's still massive long-term budget gap and what will be needed to close it.
  • Let Scripture Guide Us Through the Wicked and Bizarre Obammunist Era...

    01/16/2013 2:29:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Proverbs 29:9 Isaiah 5:20 Guess we didn't pray quite hard enough... Psalms 109:8 Think you know where all of this is headed More at Reaganite Republican... ____________________________________________________________________ Bible.cc   Israpundit  Christian Nightmares   National Organization for Marriage  Zion's Trumpet   h/t Kirby