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  • Smith & Nephew Reduces Workforce

    02/04/2013 1:24:16 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Memphis Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 31, 2013 | MICHAEL WADDELL
    Smith & Nephew eliminated nearly 100 jobs in Memphis and Andover, Mass., on Thursday, Jan. 31, as the medical device company cuts expenses in an effort to offset tax hikes included in the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act includes a 2.3 percent medical device tax, which took effect Jan. 1. The London-based company, which employs about 1,800 people in Memphis, said the new tax will cost the industry about $30 billion over 10 years. “(The tax) has impacted a number of companies across the U.S.,” said Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications. “Smith & Nephew is...
  • S&P says U.S. to file civil lawsuit over ratings

    02/04/2013 1:21:35 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2013 | Staff
    (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Monday said it expects to be the target of a U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit over its ratings of mortgage bonds prior to the recent financial crisis. The lawsuit against the McGraw-Hill Cos (MHP.N) unit focuses on its ratings in 2007 of various U.S. collateralized debt obligations (CDO), S&P said. It would be the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the financial crisis. "A DOJ lawsuit would be entirely without factual or legal merit," S&P said in a statement. "The DOJ would be wrong...
  • Everyone Must be Fair, Honest, Reasonable and Use Common Sense. Like Me. [Intended to be satire]

    02/04/2013 1:12:09 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 4, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Thus spake our Beloved Lord and MasterKing Fair and Reasonable I This is another guest post by one of the most enlightened Libruls in Congress, Senator Ima Librul (D., Unicorn)Lord Eric of Justice Being Fair, Honest, and Reasonable when using Common Sense is crucial. President Obama is the most fair and reasonable President endowed with true common sense ever to grace the White House with his munificence; he and all of my honorable colleagues who have had the good fortune to meet him agree.Shortly after assuming office, his Attorney General observed that sadly misguided souls, racist conservatives all, had not...
  • Obama claims 'consensus' forming around gun control proposals

    02/04/2013 12:29:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/4/13 | ap/foxnews
    President Obama claimed Monday that a "consensus" is forming around the kinds of "common-sense" gun control measures he's pushing in Washington, in his first campaign-style stop as part of a second-term push for new firearms laws.
  • Obama says U.S. needs revenue along with spending cuts

    02/04/2013 12:34:30 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 14 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | February 4, 2013 | Staff
    President Barack Obama said there is “no doubt” the government needs new revenue from closing tax “loopholes” and limiting deductions, along with enacting spending cuts, to reduce the federal deficit, Bloomberg reported. Revenue could be raised through an overhaul of the tax code, he said, “and we can do it in a gradual way so that it doesn’t have a huge impact.” “There is no doubt we need additional revenue, coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit,” he said.
  • LIVE 2:30 PM EST: President Obama Remarks on Gun Control

    02/04/2013 11:58:05 AM PST · by Gennie · 14 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | C-SPAN
    President Obama Remarks on Gun Control
  • Shocker: The White House misses their budget deadline, again (The fourth time in five years)

    02/04/2013 11:13:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The White House is legally required to submit a budget to Congress on the first Monday in February of every year — which evidently means little-to-nothing to the auspicious Obama administration. The White House already warned the House Budget Committee that, yeah, they probably weren’t going to be able to get that done on time… and, lo and behold, they are indeed going to fail to submit a budget by the prescribed deadline, for the fourth time in five years. Paul Ryan is not amused: “I’m disappointed the President has missed his deadline. But I’m not surprised. In four of...
  • Democrats Complain of Aloof, Disengaged Obama

    02/04/2013 8:12:19 AM PST · by jehardy · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 Feb 2013 | Lisa Barron
    President Barack Obama may have to reach out more to Democrats on Capitol Hill if he expects to win their support for his aggressive second-term agenda, reports Politico. In interviews with dozens of Democratic members of Congress and senior aides, Politico found many are frustrated and angered by what they perceive as the president’s disregard for cultivating relationships with his party colleagues. This comes at a time when the president is preparing to take on everything from taxes and immigration reform to gun control and climate change, and needs Democratic backing to get legislation through Congress.
  • Oops: Obama Energy Department bragged about ‘energy efficiency’ of New Orleans before power outage

    02/04/2013 8:26:41 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Learn how #SuperBowl host city embraces #energy efficiency on & off the football field http://go.usa.gov/4PCm
  • ObamaCare guarantees "personal information" will CEASE to be personal. Yep, gun ownership info too

    02/04/2013 8:42:54 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/4/13 | Doug Book
    Being a good, Democrat-run state, Minnesota has decided to build an ObamaCare exchange, turning all healthcare rights and choices of its citizens over to the tender mercies of federal death panels and untrained, IT technicians in Washington, DC. But if anything, that’s the GOOD news for unsuspecting Minnesotans! For all information currently considered “personal” will, at the stroke of a keyboard, become known to countless bureaucracies throughout the State and federal governments. As the Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom explains it: “Buried in the text of the Minnesota Obamacare Exchange bill (MNHIX) [is] a tiny but controversial section allowing free-flow...
  • Department of Homeland Stupidity: Huddle like Sheep and Die

    02/04/2013 9:56:49 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/4/13 | William A Levinson
    The Department of Homeland Security just posted a video called "Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video." Its grossly incompetent guidance on how to survive a workplace shooting underscores the Obama administration's total lack of fitness to tell citizens what kind of firearms they can own for self-protection. We should also make sure that as many police as possible see this DHS video, which portrays law enforcement professionals as incompetent buffoons who recklessly endanger their partners and innocent bystanders. Duck and Cover versus Huddle like Sheep The DHS video takes a cue from the much-maligned "Duck and Cover" film of...
  • What Caused the Blackout in the "Chocolate City"???

    02/04/2013 9:06:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 57 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Another Super Bowl in the can, and the official results are in. Beyoncé was hot, the commercials, not (with the exception of Chrysler’s odes to our military and farmers, butt they weren’t technically commercials). There was a delay of game penalty called due to a temporary brown-out in the Chocolate City. And, oh yes…the Ravens won! So from the top: did you see Beyoncé shaking her considerable Behindce all over the half-time show?   Beyoncé the Super Knowles No wonder she didn’t have time to practice for the inauguration and had to lipsync! Last night’s performance was not just live,...
  • White House Blames GOP for Shrinking Economy

    02/04/2013 8:50:14 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    “The decline in the country’s fourth quarter GDP isn’t President Obama’s fault,” says Press Secretary Jay Carney. “If you want to blame someone, blame the Republicans.” It is Carney’s contention that “opposition to the President’s agenda is what is causing uncertainty in the markets. As anyone in business can tell you, uncertainty discourages investment and hiring.” “What the country needs is unity,” Carney advised. “The sooner everyone gets in step and marches to the same beat the sooner we will be able to pull the nation out of the recession we inherited from George Bush.” “The Republicans in Congress need...
  • OMERICA – “PRESIDENT EVIL: RE-ELECTION” (This Satire Piece on Obama and Liberals should GO VIRAL)

    02/04/2013 8:37:49 AM PST · by damonw · 4 replies
    The Religion Of Conquest ^ | 02/04/13 | CAUGHTUPALIVEnetworks
    SEE THIS FUNNY SATIRE VIDEO ON THE SITE HERE - http://thereligionofconquest.info/2013/02/04/omerica-president-evil-re-election-this-satire-piece-on-obama-and-liberals-should-go-viral/ OMERICA - "PRESIDENT EVIL: RE-ELECTION" This Satire Piece on Obama and Liberals IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS AND CUTE. I thought I would share and ask you to share it with your friends that are INFECTED WITH OBAMA-MANIA VIDEO PRODUCED BY CAUGHTUPALIVEnetwork SNIPPET FROM THE VIDEO DESCRIPTION: "This is the first in a hopefully long-running Series called 'OMERICA' (Obama's America), which is a political satire show which seeks to portray exactly what we have gotten ourselves into by electing Barack Obama for a second term..." It's finally DONE!! Sorry this took...
  • Department of Energy BRAGGED About Superdome Lighting Before Blackout

    02/04/2013 7:51:41 AM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    The Lid ^ | February 4, 2012
    As the Second Half of yesterday's Super Bowl game was into its second series of downs half the stadium mysteriously lost power and the game had to be delayed almost 40 minutes.… Players on both sides killed time by stretching and passing the ball while commentators talked their way through an outage. In the end it was some sort of surge which blew a circuit breaker, but the complicated lighting system of the Superdome takes a long time to "reboot." One interesting part of the story is that on Super Bowl Sunday the Department of Energy posted a story bragging...
  • Top Obama Economic Aide Cuts and Pastes His Statements

    02/04/2013 7:45:10 AM PST · by Hoodat · 8 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 4, 2013, 8:40 am | Keith Koffler
    White House Council of Economic Adviser Chair Alan Krueger has begun his monthly statements on the nation’s employment situation with nearly the exact same sentences almost every month since November 2011, just after he was installed as one of Obama’s most senior economic advisers. With the exception of some variation in the May 2012 statement, Krueger has mailed it in every month, not bothering to change a thing in the opening lines of his commentary on the statistic that is perhaps more important to Americans. Krueger’s statements are released by the White House the morning the latest employment numbers become...
  • America Gets 'Te'o'd' by Obama (The hoax is on us)

    02/04/2013 6:57:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2013 | Scott Mayer
    It's easy to understand why the mainstream media ran with the heart wrenching story about Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's "dead girlfriend" as well as the other conflicting stories about the couple's "relationship" without engaging in actual journalism. The story happened to fit within the approved media template and didn't require any further manufacturing. But with President Obama, the MSM must work overtime to positively spin everything he says or does before it is passed on to the public as objective "news." It finally took a member of the new media -- Deadspin -- to do some actual investigative...
  • The Canary in the Culture (HHS mandate shows how Obama's government defines everyone's morality)

    02/04/2013 6:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2013 | Tom Trinko
    In the olden days miners brought canaries into mines because canaries were very sensitive to toxic fumes and would keel over quickly, giving the miners time to escape before they were rendered unconscious. The HHS mandate is serving a similar function in modern American culture. It's making it clear that liberals believe in an all-powerful government, not the government empowered by the people that is enshrined in the Constitution. Historically in America, the government has rarely collided with the religious beliefs of even extreme groups. A few exceptions, such as Mormon polygamy, were based on common values shared by the...
  • Housing Pickle: Food Stamp Growth Outstrips Employment Growth

    02/04/2013 6:52:24 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 12 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/04/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    One of the most important measures for housing is employment. And while payrolls are SLOWLY improving, but food stamps are growing at a much faster rate. This is from Bloomberg Briefs: “An ongoing concern is that growth in jobs continues to be dwarfed by the surge in food stamps. During the first 10 months of 2012 there were 1.01 million new additions to the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a 2.2 percent increase. During the same period, the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 1.5 million, a 1.1 percent gain. The results from the end of the recession...
  • JEFF SAUT: The Stock Market Will Probably Tank After Obama's State Of The Union

    02/04/2013 6:46:32 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-4-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    JEFF SAUT: The Stock Market Will Probably Tank After Obama's State Of The Union Joe WeisenthalJanuary 4, 2013 Raymond James strategist Jeff Saut offers his take on where the market is headed next. Today is session 23 in the typical 17- to 25-session duration of a "buying stampede." Such skeins only have one- to three-session pauses or pullbacks before they exhaust themselves on the upside. While a few have lasted for 25 - 30 sessions, it is very rare to have one last for more than 30 sessions. That said, this one feels like it will extend towards the State...
  • Sheriffs cannot enforce federal law.

    02/04/2013 6:42:00 AM PST · by DeWalt · 7 replies
    Feb.4, 2013 | DeWalt
    Anytime a local enforces federal code, it is only because state legislators have passed a statue that mirrors federal law.
  • Obama: Boy Scouts should admit gays and lesbians, opportunity should be open to all

    02/04/2013 6:37:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/04/2013
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week. Obama praised the scouts as “a great institution” that promotes young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities. During a pre-Super Bowl interview on CBS, he said “no one should be barred from that.” The Boy Scouts announced last week it was considering replacing its longstanding ban on gays with a policy to let troop sponsors make their own decision on the issue.
  • Obama and Gun Control

    02/04/2013 4:36:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Star Parker
    Difficulty in getting change in our country is an ongoing source of frustration. Particularly when we have huge problems facing us as we do today. But the founders knew what they were doing setting up the checks and balances of our constitutional republic. The delicate arrangement we call freedom should never submit with ease to a charismatic demagogue or to an emotion filled crisis. The current push for gun control is case and point. It is at a time like this that we should be grateful that changing our laws is hard to do. Every normal and decent American wants...
  • President Obama to push gun control proposals at Minnesota stop

    02/04/2013 6:18:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    wvec.com ^ | Feb 4, 2013
    President Obama to push gun control proposals at Minnesota stop Associated Press Posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:08 AM Updated today at 6:41 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fate of his gun proposals on Capitol Hill uncertain, President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama will pitch his proposals to stem gun violence Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been studying ways to reduce gun-related attacks and accidents for several years. His visit...
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?(Video at Link)

    02/04/2013 5:36:46 AM PST · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 2/4/2013 | Joseph Farah
    Is the U.S. government getting ready for a war we don’t know about? And, if that’s why Washington is stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition (hollow points, by the way), why is Homeland Security doing the buying instead of the Defense Department? I have some theories. Many of you will remember a story I broke a long time ago – about presidential candidate Barack Obama’s little-noticed announcement that, if elected in 2008, he wanted to create a “civilian national security force” as big, as strong and as well-funded as the Defense Department. Here’s what he actually said at a campaign stop...
  • PN Bakken: Obama spreads XL jitters {Keystone XL Pipeline}

    02/04/2013 5:39:56 AM PST · by thackney · 23 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of February 03, 2013 | Gary Park
    Canadians worried US president won’t honor Nebraska governor’s decision The Canadian government has suddenly turned edgy about hopes of seeing TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline clearing its final regulatory hurdle and spreading fresh optimism among Alberta oil sands and Bakken producers. Now that Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has sent a letter to President Barack Obama endorsing TransCanada’s proposed rerouting of the pipeline to avoid the state’s ecologically sensitive Sandhills region, the final verdict rests with the U.S. State Department which must issue a Presidential Permit for any pipeline crossing the Canada-U.S. border. At the same time a letter signed by 53...
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?

    02/04/2013 5:17:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    WND ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    BETWEEN THE LINES Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo? Exclusive: Joseph Farah examines Obama's plan for 'civilian national security force' Published: 17 hours ago Is the U.S. government getting ready for a war we don’t know about? And, if that’s why Washington is stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition (hollow points, by the way), why is Homeland Security doing the buying instead of the Defense Department? I have some theories. Many of you will remember a story I broke a long time ago – about presidential candidate Barack Obama’s little-noticed announcement that, if elected in 2008, he wanted to create a...
  • Obama "The Shooter Guy" (Don't Photoshop Me Bro')

    02/03/2013 11:32:11 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 19 replies
    This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House."
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?

    02/03/2013 11:10:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 2-3-13 | Joseph Farah
    Why does the civilian Department of Homeland Security need billions of rounds of ammunition? This is the agency that is responsible for policing the border. But it doesn’t. This is the agency that is responsible for catching terrorists. But it doesn’t. So why does Homeland Security need so many weapons and enough hollow-point rounds to plug every American six times? Maybe this is the “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the Defense Department. These words – “civilian national security force” – have haunted me ever since I first read them. Obama...
  • Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes

    02/03/2013 8:59:54 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2013 | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
    A secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad, according to officials involved in the review. That decision is among several reached in recent months as the administration moves, in the next few weeks, to approve the nation’s first rules for how the military can defend, or retaliate, against a major cyberattack. New policies will also govern how the intelligence agencies can carry out searches of faraway...
  • Obama faces tough sell with sheriffs on gun control

    02/03/2013 7:32:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2 February, 2013 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama will travel to Minnesota on Monday with hopes of building support in the law enforcement community for his set of gun control initiatives. However, public safety officials outside urban pockets are increasingly hostile toward a sweeping set of proposals they say would do nothing to curtail violence. As the details of Obama's gun plan emerged -- a ban on assault weapons, a prohibition on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks -- urban law enforcement officials were among the most vocal proponents of the blueprint. However, over time, police officials in suburban and rural areas have expressed misgivings,...
  • White House Dared People To Photoshop Obama’s Gun Picture…And Did They Ever

    02/03/2013 6:36:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | february 3, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    You’ve probably seen the newly-released photo of President Barack Obama doing what he says they do “all the time” — skeet shooting at Camp David. The photo carried a standard notice from the White House concerning how the picture is used: “This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the...
  • Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Obama to Meet With Ahmadinejad

    02/03/2013 6:34:59 PM PST · by Hardraade · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 3, 2013 | Heather Robinson
    Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi contacted me by phone last week to report that, according to “good sources,” U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to meet soon with Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Alusi, who served two terms in Iraq’s Parliament and has promoted normalized relations between Iraq and Israel, has frequently been prescient in alerting the West about developments in Iraq. Last April, he told this reporter that Iraqi politicians were participating in large scale money-laundering and smuggling to help the Iranian regime skirt U.S.-led sanctions, a report which was confirmed several months later by The New York...
  • Minnesota: Ground Zero for Democrats’ Gun Confiscation Efforts?

    02/03/2013 6:25:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 3, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Barack Obama is coming to Minneapolis tomorrow to talk guns, his first such foray since he called for increased gun control after the Sandy Hook massacre. Timed, presumably, to coincide with his appearance, Democrats in Minnesota’s legislature have introduced several draconian gun control measures. I wrote here about one of these statutes, which would ban, and provide for confiscation of, all average-sized magazines. Liberals often ridicule gun owners’ fears that what the left really wants is to confiscate firearms, but in Minnesota the Democrats make no pretense: they are pushing confiscation legislation, unapologetically. H.F. 241 relates to “assault weapons.” It...
  • Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members, says Obama

    02/03/2013 5:57:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama called Sunday for the Boy Scouts of America to open its ranks to those who are gay. Asked in a pre-Super Bowl interview if he thought the group should end its ban on gay scout leaders and members, Obama responded with a direct: “Yes.” “My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,” Obama said. Obama’s comments come as Boy Scouts leaders say they will discuss whether to change their long-standing ban during an upcoming meeting. Obama made equal rights for gays...
  • Obama: 'No doubt' nation needs more tax revenue to lower deficit

    02/03/2013 3:48:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2013 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama insisted Sunday that additional tax revenue will need to be part of future deficit deals, but said hikes in tax rates may not be necessary. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, the president outlined his vision for further deficit reduction, which he said was essential, but in a way that preserves the government's ability to continue spending on key programs. He also emphasized that the seemingly continuous stream of Washington standoffs was wreaking havoc on confidence in the U.S. economy. Republicans have insisted that the revenue side of the deficit equation was dealt with during "fiscal cliff"...
  • Will the Boy Scouts surrender their HONOR like Obama wants?

    02/03/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 57 replies
    Send this URGENT alert to all your friends. The anti-family movement is pressuring the Boy Scouts to surrender. To give up their honor.  To accept unnatural behavior -- sin -- and abandon their morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions. According to a recent statement by Deron Smith, director of Boy Scouts public relations, “... the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation..." The proposed policy shift would place the moral welfare of 2.7 million boys...
  • Photo of Obama Shooting Skeet Complete Fraud, like his Presidency

    02/03/2013 1:46:40 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 99 replies
    Clashdaily ^ | 2/2/2013 | Steve Sheldon
    The recently released photograph of President Obama reportedly “Taken at Camp David – the Maryland presidential retreat – on August 4, 2012, his 51st birthday,” is a complete fake. As a lifelong shotgunner, I immediately smelled a rat. Nothing in the photo looks right and upon closer examination, it is a complete fraud. One need go no further than examining the ports on the shotgun. ... One will immediately notice that there is smoke coming from the right side of the gun in the photo as well as out the front. The only problem is that there is no smoke...
  • Black Agenda Summit at Howard: Obama “Does Not Deserve a Pass Anymore”

    02/03/2013 7:31:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Politic365 ^ | 2/01/13 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    On the first day of Black history month, policy experts analyzed the current economic state of Black Americans during a summit at Howard University. One featured participant said President Obama, “does not deserve a pass anymore” regarding confronting Black issues head on and asked that the President “summon his courage” and “find his voice” on economic inequality in America. **SNIP** There has been discussion on what some refer to as a “cone of silence” over the Obama presidency regarding issues dealing with race and racial disparities in America. The Washington Monthly magazine featured Obama and race on their front cover...
  • Obama Immigration Reform's Inclusion of Same-Sex Couples a 'Deal-Killer?'

    02/03/2013 1:14:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2013 | By Michael Gryboski
    Evangelicals who have come together to support immigration reform have expressed concern over the White House's decision to include support for same-sex couples in their official immigration proposal. While not mentioning the issue during his Tuesday speech demanding comprehensive immigration reform, President Barack Obama's proposal does include measures that pertain to same-sex couples. The Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, told The Christian Post that he questioned the inclusion of another hot button issue in an already tense subject. "It seems to me that … you are combining two disparate issues when it hasn't been resolved...
  • CBS to interview Obama during Super Bowl pregame show

    02/03/2013 11:21:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/3/13 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama will give a live interview to CBS before it airs the Super Bowl on Sunday. At 4:30 pm, Obama will field questions from CBS´s Scott Pelley, continuing a long-standing tradition of providing interviews to the network airing the NFL championship, usually the most-watched television event of the year. Last year, Obama spoke with Matt Lauer before NBC broadcast the big game. Pelley told The New Orleans Times-Picayune that he will talk pigskin with the president, but also has a range of "serious questions" to tackle.
  • Administration to delay Keystone pipeline again

    02/03/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    daily caller ^ | february 1, 2013 | Neil Munro
    Republicans jumped on the news that the Obama administration is delaying judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline by another six months. “Americans have already waited >4yrs for #KXL, time for POTUS to say ‘yes,’” said a 11:14 a.m. tweet from the office of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner. Americans have already waited >4yrs for #KXL, time for POTUS to say “yes” #4jobs j.mp/WCTYV3 via @housecommerce — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) February 1, 2013
  • Seven Reasons Why it's a Photoshop(Obama's skeet photo)

    02/03/2013 10:51:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2-3-2013 | Michael Harlin
    I'm sure we've all seen by now the "photo op" of President Obama shooting skeet. If he's shooting skeet then I'm Daffy Duck. Now, what's wrong with the president's picture? First the weapon is nearly level to the ground. Can't be skeet shooting, nor likely trap either. Second, it is evident that the President has never shot a shotgun before as his stance is leaning slightly backward. Look at the position of his torso to his legs. Skeet or trap shooters never do this. They lean slightly forward like a boxer in the ring. Third, he doesn't know or was never...
  • Hilarity ensues as Twitter users caption and Photoshop Obama’s shooting photo(dead’s pic goes viral)

    02/03/2013 9:34:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 2, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Wait, did we say Twitter users have been Photoshopping that picture of President Mom Jeans and his shotgun? Can’t be. As Twitchy reported earlier today, the White House issued the photo with the stern warning that it “may not be manipulated in any way.” Some of these are just captions, though, and the rest aren’t manipulations, but rather a process left over from the Bush era called “enhancement.”
  • An Illustrated Guide to Obama’s Gun-Grabbing

    02/03/2013 9:22:51 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pj media ^ | 6-15-2008 | bob owens
    In 1998 Obama stated a desire to “ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.” Barack Obama’s desire to ban “all forms” of semi-autos would include a ban on most common rimfire target pistols, including those used in Olympic competition. Barack Obama’s desire to ban “all forms” of semi-autos would ban the Ruger 10/22, Marlin Model 60, and many other rimfire .22 rifles, which form the backbone of American shooting sports, from hunting to target shooting.
  • Obama Skeet Shooter??? The Controversy Continues

    02/03/2013 9:13:31 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 28 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-3-2013 | MOTUS
    Day 2 and the controversy heats up: Did Big Guy play golf or go shootin’ on his birthday? First, some information on background: Despite being surrounded by well-equipped Secret Service agents at all times, BO insists on packin’ his own: Oh yeah; it’s big. It’s black. It’s powerful. It’s Barry’s Black-Barry (BBB), and it’s smokin’ hot. BBB allows him to shoot off important text messages at any time:    After handling another crisis, Big Guy returns his piece to its holster: For an experienced shooter like BO, there is no doubt in my mind that he could squeeze in both...
  • Twin Cities don't need Obama's gun speech. Chicago does.

    02/03/2013 8:37:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-3-13 | joe soucheray
    President Barack Obama is coming to Minneapolis on Monday, Feb. 4, to advance his proposals to reduce gun violence, which is a little bit like taking a boat out into the middle of the ocean to discuss the risk of fire in Joshua Tree National Park. Why doesn't he go to Chicago, where there is gun violence? And then, once in Chicago, why wouldn't he discuss that city's problem of gang violence? In fact, so long as he has the itch to take his bully pulpit on the road, Chicago is the natural, ultimate stop. Why, it is ground zero....
  • Syria Ready To Strike Israel With Scud Missiles, Whatever The Consequences

    02/03/2013 6:43:43 AM PST · by Fennie · 38 replies
    Allvoices ^ | February 2, 2013
    Pro-regime Syrian newspaper Al Diyar reported Friday that the army has loaded four Scud missiles, each with an explosive head of 500 kilograms, and is ready to strike Israel. The newspaper also stated that the Syrian army command held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss a response to Israel, including striking research centers in Tel Aviv. Mohammed Dirar Jammu, head of political and international relations at the World Organization of Arab expatriates, said to pro-Syrian regime TV channel Alakhbarya that "the Syrian military response to the Israeli bombing of the research center, in Damascus, will be earthshaking and staggering to...
  • Super Bowl Ravens vs 49ers: how politics took over the Greatest Show on Earth

    02/02/2013 11:23:22 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 1, 2013 | Mark Hughes
    New York - It is routinely billed as the Greatest Show on Earth - but this year it has become a platform for far more than footballers, cheerleaders, and the infamous half-time show. Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the halftime show press conference ahead of the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan 31, 2013. Photo: Reuters/Jim Young In the past few weeks the Super Bowl, the centrepiece of American sport, has taken on a distinctly political feel. Social issues such as gay marriage, gun control, racial equality, and poverty in Ethiopia have all been put on the...
  • Teacher's Racist and Homophobic Rant in Classroom

    02/02/2013 10:45:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveleak ^ | liveleak
    Bob GrishamROGERSVILLE — School district officials are investigating allegations that a Lauderdale County High School teacher made slurs in the presence of students regarding first lady Michelle Obama and gays. Superintendent Jennifer Gray confirmed the investigation concerns the school’s head football coach, Bob Grisham, who also teaches driver’s education and psychology. The investigation includes a 1-minute, 24-second audiotape of Grisham asking who knows who is behind the 600-calorie school lunch. “Fat butt Michelle Obama,” he said. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.” Male voices interject comments during the discussion, at one point referring...