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  • Dope

    01/17/2013 2:56:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    iOwnTheWorld ^ | 1-16-2013 | BigFurHat
    January 16, 2013 Dope by BigFurHat VERSION 2 SANS SARAH-
  • White House Value Rises Since Obamas Moved In (Yahoo! Gagger)

    01/17/2013 4:08:47 PM PST · by wac3rd · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 1-17-12 | Susanna Kim
    <p>Michelle Obama has called the White House the "people's house," and similar to many American homes, it is seeing an increase in its value with the recovery of the housing market.</p> <p>Since President Barack Obama, his wife, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, moved into the White House in January 2009, the home's value has increased about 7 percent to an estimated $294.9 million, according to housing marketplace Zillow.</p>
  • Nation's biggest gun store calls for revolt

    01/17/2013 4:03:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | January 16, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The nation's biggest arms store, Charlotte, N.C.'s Hyatt Gun Shop, is calling on gun owners to revolt against President Obama's new gun control move, warning that Washington has its eyes on trashing the Second Amendment and stealing gun rights. Hyatt has turned part of its retail webpage over to the plea for action: "Whining to other gun owners and giving up on dialogue with your representatives in Congress is how you GIVE AWAY your gun rights! Remember to contact your representative and senator TODAY and keep contacting them. We cannot stress this enough!" Owner Larry Hyatt told Secrets, "People are...
  • Cruz: Obama "High On His Own Power"

    01/17/2013 4:00:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    https://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | January 17,2013 | Michael Warren
    Republican senator Ted Cruz of Texas said Thursday that Barack Obama is "high on his own power" with regard to the president's announced efforts on gun control. Speaking on Laura Ingraham's radio talk show, Cruz, who was just elected to the Senate last November, said "this is a president who has drunk the Kool-Aid."
  • Report: Rand Paul to introduce bill nullifying Obama’s executive orders on guns

    01/17/2013 2:20:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Caller, a teaser for his appearance on "Hannity" later tonight. If I didn't know better, I'd say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.The bill will go nowhere but conservatives will appreciate the gesture: “I’m told Sen. Rand Paul will introduce language within hours, within hours, to call for the nullification and prohibition of funding for the president’s executive actions announced today and possibly even using the federal courts to nullify and defund some of the things that he...
  • Obama Recess Appointment Ruling Coming Soon

    01/17/2013 1:30:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 17, 2013 | Bill McMorris
    Labor insiders expect a federal appeals court to rule in the near future on a landmark case challenging President Barack Obama’s controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in December in Noel Canning v. NLRB. At issue is the legitimacy of three NLRB board members appointed by Obama while the Senate remained in pro-forma session in an attempt to block the president from making a recess appointments. Insiders expect the court to expedite the proceedings. “Given the importance of this case, the decision should come out in the next...
  • Michelle Obama's inaugural gown (who would you pick as the designer?)

    01/17/2013 1:18:31 PM PST · by illiac · 85 replies
    Glamour Magazine via MSN ^ | 1/17/13 | Tracey Lomrantz Lester
    Four years ago--January 20, 2009 to be exact--the First Lady stepped onto the world's stage in a white one-shouldered gown by Jason Wu and catapulted the young designer to insta-fame. What followed was a trajectory any designer would envy, including a Target collection, a slew of celeb fans, a new bridge line, and the impressive company of other designers who have dressed first ladies, including Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta.
  • Obama gun order triples Cabinet agencies required to track guns

    01/17/2013 1:02:36 PM PST · by TLI · 45 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama is tripling the number of Cabinet agencies with gun control law enforcement responsibilities in his new bid to track guns, adding six agencies to the three typically included--Justice, Homeland Security and Defense. Section 1.e of his executive order released Wednesday adds State, Treasury, Interior, Agriculture, Energy, and Veterans Affairs. It reads: "For purposes of this memorandum, 'Federal law enforcement agencies' means the Departments of State, the Treasury, Defense, Justice, the Interior, Agriculture, Energy, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security, and such other agencies and offices that regularly recover firearms in the course of their criminal investigations as the President...
  • Pardon Dr. Natale, surgeon found not guilty by jury of Medicare fraud - yet imprisoned for codes.

    01/17/2013 12:06:35 PM PST · by safetysign · 48 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 01/16/2013 | Staff
    Dr. John Natale, nationally recognized cardio-vascular surgeon was charged with Medicare fraud only to be found not guilty by the jury. He performed over 7500 surgeries in his career and never lost a patient on the operating table. The DOJ brought this case to court regarding 5 ruptured aneurysms performed in the emergency room on 5 elderly patients - all expected to die. Even the expert witness for the DOJ had to admit that Dr. Natale's skill as a surgeon was exemplary. The jury found that no fraud had been committed yet Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, under the strong urging of...
  • LEVIN: Why Don't Republicans Surround Themselves w Children- Then Talk About the National Debt?

    01/17/2013 11:23:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 40 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    '...Unlike with Obama -where the kids have nothing to do with what these people are up to- the Republicans' thing would have everything to do with the next generation.... But they (the GOP) won't... because, I dunno... nothing going on up there' ________________________________________________________ Mark Levin   Pirate's Cove   BadBlue
  • Obama's school advertizing to fill armed guard positions.

    01/17/2013 11:16:19 AM PST · by Another Kansan · 12 replies
    Sidwell Friends School ^ | August 10, 2012 | Sidwell Friends School
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the NRA's ad is "repugnant and cowardly." Setting aside the irony of a Quaker school with armed guards, do you suppose Jay thinks it is "repugnant and cowardly" for Sidwell Friends School to be advertizing to fill a vacancy for armed guards? Armed guards are a routine part of exclusive high dollar private schools in big cities like Washington. And the elite demand nothing less. But don't you dare protect your kids! For those outside the beltway, Sidwell Freinds is fameously where the Clintons sent, and Obamas send, their children to school. Tuition...
  • The Joy Tiz Show Live Today at 2pm PST!

    01/17/2013 11:02:13 AM PST · by jazminerose · 1 replies
    Political commentary at its most irreverent! Tiz fearlessly floods the online airwaves telling it like it is - unafraid to speak her mind... daring to unearth truths and voice that which is foremost on the minds of Americans today. Popular guest of hot talk radio and quoted by Coulter, Dobbs and the like... when you want relief from the lame stream media, tune in to the Tizzinator for shocking and revealing political analysis at its best! Libs love to hate her, conservatives rely on her honest appraisal of the political landscape... tune in for a wild ride with the Tizzinator!!!
  • Midday Market Minute: Gun Industry Thrives in Face of Ban Proposal

    01/17/2013 10:13:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gun stocks rose Wednesday, even as President Obama called on Congress to pass an assault weapon ban. The stock prices for Smith & Wesson Holding Co. (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger & Co. (RGR) rose about 4%. The stock for Sturm, Ruger has risen 13% in the month since the shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 20 children and six educators dead. Retailers that specialize in guns have also done well. The stock price for Cabela's (CAB) surged 6% on Wednesday and has gained 20% over the last month. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) notched up slightly, and has...
  • Obama gun speech shows misdirection, desperation and weakness

    01/17/2013 9:59:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Announcing anti-gun measures in front of a theatrical backdrop of children, itself a tactic associated with troubling historical precedents, President Barack Obama yesterday proposed specific legislative efforts related to guns for Congress to pass, and also outlined 23 measures he says can be implemented under executive authority. To set the stage for using children, the White House, along with a complicit anti-gun media, made a point of sharing letters from children, particularly those that resonate with the childish emotions of those who don’t know enough about guns to know they’re being manipulated. Case in point is the message from an...
  • MILLER: Obama is coming for your guns

    01/17/2013 9:47:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Gun control is back. President Obama on Wednesday unveiled a series of feel-good measures designed to play on the emotions of Americans saddened by the horrific shooting of 20 students at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. Almost nothing he proposes to do would make anyone safer. Surrounding himself with children, Mr. Obama said, “This will be difficult. There will be pundits and politicians and special-interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty — not because that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves.” The president said that...
  • Obama Uses Children as Props To Undremine Your 2nd Amendment Rights!

    01/17/2013 9:43:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-17-2013 | MOTUS
    Disgusting. First Lance, now Manti Te’o.(snip)Manti hoaxed us about his dead girlfriend. Apparently she never actually existed; she was a composite. Seriously, who would do that?   I predict a future in politics for that boy…Manti, I mean. (is that racist?). Butt enough of that, we have bigger catfish to fry. Did you watch BO’s lecture on guns yesterday?     I know you’re going to get all over me about this - butt isn’t that little pawn girl on the left dressed rather inappropriately? I mean, really; a sleeveless dress? In January? To meet with the President? Who does...
  • And so, we march

    01/17/2013 9:29:29 AM PST · by frogjerk · 4 replies
    Diocese of Trenton ^ | 1/17/2013 | ThMost Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton
    And so, we march A message from Most Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton While standing in a grocery store checkout line recently, I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the cover of Time magazine which read: “40 Years ago, abortion-rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v. Wade … they’ve been losing ever since.” Wow! That certainly is good news in a battle that those of us committed to the pro-life cause have been waging ever since the Supreme Court’s tragic decision in 1973. I bought the magazine and read the article which pointed...
  • Obama, Clinton Silent on Hostage Crisis

    01/17/2013 8:59:06 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 17, 2013 | Daniel harper
    At least two American hostages are being held hostage at a gas plant in Algeria, but there's been no word on unfolding the situation from either President Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In fact, the only official word to come from the Obama administration is confirmation from the State Department that indeed Americans are being held hostage there. "[W]e condemn in strongest terms the terrorist attack on British Petroleum personnel and facilities at In Amenas, Algeria earlier today. We are obviously closely monitoring the situation. We’re in contact with Algerian authorities and our diplomatic counterparts in Algiers,...
  • Dem. Jerrold Nadler: "2 to 4 self-defense shots are enough," he's a jackass--Period

    01/17/2013 9:00:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 70 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/17/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For liberals facts are never really important. “Truth” to liberals like Democrat New York City Congressman Jerrold Nadler is what he “feels” it is. Nadler has said: “Hunters don’t use large ammunition clips, and as far as self- defense, I mean who are you defending yourself against? If you’re defending yourself against a robber… two or three or four shots should be enough—period.” It’s a safe bet Nadler has never faced an assailant fueled by adrenalin drugs and alcohol. That doesn’t matter, of course, since no one will ever challenge Nadler on his supposed knowledge of the danger presented by...
  • Te'o Hoax = 120 mil Google refs (how about Te'o death certificate vs Obama birth certificate?)

    01/17/2013 8:57:05 AM PST · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    google (dfu comments) ^ | 1-2013 | google; dfu comments
    GOOGLE SEARCH: "Te'o Hoax" results in 120,000,000 references. GOOGLE SEARCH: "Obama fake birth certificate" results in 1,750,000 references Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend story is trending around the world. It is a firestorm. We do not know exactly where this is going, but one of my first observations is marveling at the reporter feeding frenzy - both sports and regular news journalists. From what I understand, this is a good kid, from a good family, who is an Eagle Scout. He may have been really immature in relationships with the opposite sex, let a story get out...
  • Obama sending more F-16s and Tanks to Muslim Brotherhood Egypt

    12/12/2012 7:30:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Why is Obama arming the enemies of freedom? This cat is dangerous and scary. Why the support of Islamic revolutions whose stated goal is sharia and a universal caliphate? What's he doing to protect the oppressed religious minorities in peril? America, time to remove your morphine drip. Wake up! More tanks for Egypt this year than the entire Marine Corps has... For the new Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood dominated government, the Obama Administration is ensuring another $1.3 billion annual shipment of state-of-the-art weaponry. More Perspective... This year alone, Obama will be sending the Egyptians 200 M1A1 Main Battle Tanks. Egypt already...
  • NRA president: Door-to-door gun confiscation a "legitimate fear"

    01/17/2013 7:54:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 16, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    The National Rifle Association didn't disagree with everything in President Obama's proposal today to cut back on escalating gun violence, the group's president David Keene told CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante today, but with coming talks of reform, he said there are "legitimate" fears on the horizon for law-abiding gun owners. One of his fears: that a universal background check for anyone purchasing a firearm - the first of Mr. Obama's suggestions today - would lead to a national tracking registry of gun owners. That, in turn, Keene said, could give way to "forced buybacks," or, door-to-door...
  • Would you hire Chuck Hagel?

    01/17/2013 6:51:04 AM PST · by RobertSouthwell · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 01/16/2013 | Joanne Butler
    From my perch in Delaware, I can only marvel at how faded pols suddenly become white-hot in the blink of an eye. Take former Senator Chuck Hagel, for instance. I met him once back in 1999, early in his first Senate term. I’ve met many politicians in my career, but I won’t soon forget that afternoon in Hagel’s office.
  • Mark Levin Calls Bob Schieffer a 'Phony Journalist,' 'Propagandist' and an Obama 'Cheerleader'

    01/17/2013 6:48:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Mark Levin Calls Bob Schieffer a 'Phony Journalist,' 'Propagandist' and an Obama 'Cheerleader' By Noel Sheppard | January 17, 2013 | 09:10 NewsBusters reported Wednesday that CBS's Bob Schieffer compared President Obama taking on the gun lobby to America defeating the Nazis in World War II. Hours later, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin took on this nonsense calling Schieffer "a Potemkin journalist, a phony" who behaves like a "propagandist" and an Obama "cheerleader" (transcribed highlights follow, audio available at Right Scoop): MARK LEVIN: You should hear the media today. It’s pathetic. If we were talking about the first amendment...
  • Ch-Ch-Changes, Plus Personal C-C-Confessions

    01/17/2013 5:17:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    seraphicpress.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Robert J. Avrech
    With deep condescension, my professors informed me that we live in a post-religious world. Religion, I was lectured, was the opiate of the people. I wondered, but never had the courage to suggest, that perhaps Marxism was the opiate of the elites.
  • The Debt Ceiling has TEETH (What would happen if Obama violates it)

    01/17/2013 3:31:13 AM PST · by Moseley · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    President Obama should violate the debt ceiling, Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are urging. Force Republicans to sue in court. Democrats are already violating legal requirements to pass a national budget each year. Republicans would lose even more influence if Democrats broke more laws. So does the national debt ceiling have 'teeth?' What would happen if Barack Obama simply shattered the debt ceiling, to avoid negotiating with Congressional Republicans? Democrats argue it would take a long time for appeals courts to wrangle through the dispute. Obama could go on spending for years while unpredictable judges sort it all out. In...
  • Standing on the Graves of Sandy Hook

    01/17/2013 1:54:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, I appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." For the past few weeks, Morgan had been inviting gun rights defenders ranging from the reasonable to the nutty, and then slamming them by appealing to the memory of the children slain at Sandy Hook. And when I appeared with Morgan, that's precisely what I told him: "What you tend to do is you tend to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, saying they don't seem to care enough about the dead kids." Morgan could only stammer, "How dare...
  • Obama’s Dismal Record on Jobs, Explained with Common Sense

    01/17/2013 2:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Economists may not agree on much, but we all agree that economic output is a function of capital and labor. Ask a Keynesian, a Marxist, an Austrian, a monetarist, or any economist, and they’ll all agree that living standards are determined by the quality and quantity of these two factors of production. So it should be very worrisome that there has been a big drop in the share of the population that is employed. Here’s a chart produced from Bureau of Labor Statistics data, showing labor force participation during the 21st Century.There was a big drop during the recession. That’s...
  • Obama's Gun Plan: Divide or Conquer

    01/17/2013 2:03:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Dabra J. Saunders
    If I were president, what would I do in the wake of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook School shooting, which left 20 first-graders and six adults dead, if I wanted not only to advance an ambitious initiative to reduce gun violence but also to sign a law that actually worked? To punctuate what is at stake, I might launch my effort, as President Barack Obama did Wednesday, in a ceremony with children who had written to me after the school shooting. I also might invite children scarred by the daily urban shootings, which don't garner as much media attention as...
  • An Imperial President

    01/17/2013 1:48:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    One definition of "imperial" on dictionary.com is, "of the nature or rank of an emperor or supreme ruler." At his news conference Monday, a petulant, threatening and confrontational President Obama spoke like an emperor or supreme ruler. All that was missing was a scepter, a crown and a robe trimmed in ermine. This president exceeds even Bill Clinton in his ability to evade, prevaricate and dissemble. I didn't think that possible. Not only did he supply long answers to relatively easy questions, but much of what he said bore no relation to reality. He spoke of having had the debate...
  • Express Scripts lays off 332

    01/16/2013 10:07:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is cutting its payroll. St. Louis-based Express Scripts Holding Co. announced its laying off 332 employees nationwide, including 103 workers at the former Medco Health Solutions site in Franklin Lakes and 12 at its facility in Willingboro. The layoffs are the latest in a series that followed the company's $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco in April...
  • The Thin… Red White and Blue Line

    01/16/2013 10:10:52 PM PST · by Masada Mossad · 12 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 17 January 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    In America, we are about to experience the most sweeping, restrictive gun control legislation ever enacted since the second amendment was written. So, where do we draw the line? When do we stand up and boldly proclaim: “Enough is Enough?” Since the first inauguration of Obama in 2008, the average American citizen has witnessed an onslaught of restrictions to their freedoms emanating from the Office of the Executive. There has been the debt incurred through the “Quantitative Easing” Programs, the restrictions to our freedom of speech on the internet and the violations to our freedom of religion through the recent...
  • Hemlock to lay off 400 amid global solar capacity glut

    01/16/2013 11:21:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    US-based Hemlock Semiconductor said Monday it planned to shed 400 of the staff at its Michigan and Tennessee production plants due to an oversupply in the polysilicon industry and an expected drop in orders from China. Hemlock, a joint venture of US silicon-based materials maker Dow Corning, Japanese Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd (TSE:4063) and Mitsubishi Materials Corp (TYO:5711), makes polycrystalline silicon for the production of semiconductors and solar cells. The company is suffering from the expanding trade dispute between the US and China in which the Asian country launched anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probes into polysilicon imported from the US, the...
  • 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,...