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  • Letter: Gun control opposition about Obama? (Retired union goon)

    02/16/2013 7:33:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | February 16, 2013 | Joseph Piper, retired communications worker
    A majority of Americans voted for President Barack Obama, despite having to stand in lines for hours in many locations. The president’s agenda, agreed to by most of America, is to limit ammo clips to 10 rounds, eliminate the further sale of assault weapons and require background checks on gun purchases, whether at a gun show or a sporting goods store — a simple concept, agreed on by most Americans, gun owners or not. What the NRA, the star salesman for the weapons manufacturers, hears is that we want to take away everybody’s guns and leave them defenseless. This is...
  • Greens to rally on Mall to demand climate specifics from Obama

    02/16/2013 7:08:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/13 | Zack Colman
    More than 20,000 protestors from around 160 organizations will swarm the National Mall Sunday in hopes of intensifying the pressure on President Obama over climate policy. The president has not yet detailed the specifics of how he will address the issue, aside from a pledge made in the State of the Union address to take executive action on climate if Congress fails to make progress. Demonstrators are likely to offer plenty of loud suggestions in what green groups are branding the largest ever United States climate rally. “We’re really past the point of playing games with any of this stuff,”...
  • Illegal immigration. Is it a crime or not?

    02/16/2013 5:00:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 16, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    The President has been back out on the road again, spinning heartwarming tales and pushing for his second term agenda, as you’d expect any recently reelected leader to do. I’ll confess that I had a hard time paying attention to a lot of it, what with asteroids crashing to Earth on poop filled cruise ships and all, but there was one theme which caught my attention. He’s going all in on the hot new fad of comprehensive immigration reform. President Barack Obama told a group of Senate Democrats Wednesday that Congress must move forward with comprehensive immigration reform, or else...
  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 3:38:58 PM PST · by a5478 · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 14, 2013 | James Bovard
    The EEOC ignored that judicial thrashing and pressed on. Last April, the agency unveiled its "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions," declaring that "criminal record exclusions have a disparate impact based on race and national origin."
  • Obama immigration bill draft said to emerge

    02/16/2013 3:14:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    The Obama administration has prepared a draft immigration overhaul plan that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years, according to a Saturday report in USA Today. The newspaper reported that it had obtained the draft from an anonymous administration source. The White House has not confirmed the details to be correct. USA Today reported that the draft proposal would create a new visa open to the nation's estimated 11 million illegal residents. The "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa -- which would allow a holder to work and travel -- could be obtained after an applicant undergoes a...
  • Sunning and skiing for Obamas as the president and Congress take a vacation

    02/16/2013 2:08:17 PM PST · by Hoodat · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 15, 2013 | David Boyer
    (starting on page 2) . . . The president is staying in Florida at the home of Jim Crane, who owns the golf club and also owns the Houston Astros baseball team. In 2012, Mr. Crane donated $35,800 to the Obama campaign and $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee. Fifteen years ago, a company owned by Mr. Crane, Eagle USA Airfreight, was criticized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for its position on hiring blacks and women of child-bearing age. The EEOC said that Mr. Crane’s company conducted a practice of paying “female and minority employees less than white men...
  • Sarah Palin is right on in "her" State of the Union speech

    02/16/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Beaufort Observer ^ | February 15, 2013 | The Editors
    We think Sarah Palin hit the nail on the head in "her" State of the Union address: Here is how Tony Lee reported it at Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote Wednesday that America is a nation being bankrupt by a federal government led by "venal politicians" in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. "What is the true state of our union? Though this may sound harsh, I'll speak the truth here," Palin wrote. "We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians...
  • The State of the Walmart Moms

    02/16/2013 1:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | February 15, 2013 | Karen Tumulty
    About five years ago, pollsters identified a crucial bloc of swing voters they called the “Walmart Moms.” These are women with children at home 18 or younger, and they shop at a Walmart at least once a month. They are also women who know what it is like to stretch a budget and juggle the demands of a family. For them, stress is a normal state these days. Walmart Moms don’t spend a lot of time thinking about politics, but when they do, it is on a very pragmatic level: Which candidate or party is going to make life better...
  • Midway: No LEO Mag and Ammo Sales Where Civilian Bans Apply

    02/16/2013 12:42:41 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Currently, there are several parts of the country that have restrictions on civilian ownership of certain magazines or types of ammunition. Sometimes it is entire states and sometimes local municipalities pass these regulations, which I consider unconstitutional. At any rate, when we encounter these situations it has always been our policy not to sell to anyone in these areas, regardless of what law enforcement or government credentials they offer up. If the laws change and all law abiding citizens can buy these products we would be happy to sell to Law Enforcement, but not before then. Thanks for taking the...
  • Krauthammer Skewers Obama’s Preschool Plan: “The 4 Year-Olds of America Better Shape Up” – Video

    02/16/2013 12:40:07 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 16, 2013 | Brian
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer making fun of President Obama’s new mandatory entitlement plan that would give preschool to every 4 year-old in America. . . .
  • NIH Money Used to Fund Study Tying Tea Party to Big Tobacco

    02/16/2013 12:04:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 16, 2013 | Rick Moran
    What this has to do with health is beyond me. Perhaps they are thinking metaphorically; the Tea Party is a cancer on the country, or something. Regardless, your tax dollars were spent funding a study that purported to show a link between the Tea Party and tobacco companies. It’s all very academic and complicated — not to mention laughably bogus. Fox News: The charge that the Tea Party is a tool of broader corporate interests is one often leveled by Democratic critics. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was fond of calling the movement “astroturf” in the run-up to the 2010...
  • Obama to hang out with buddies for a little golf vacation

    02/16/2013 10:38:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 16, 2013 | Darlene Superville
    PALM CITY, Fla. -- Faced with a long weekend in an empty White House, President Barack Obama figured he needed a getaway, too, so he put together a golf outing with some buddies. Not at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland or at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, two Washington-area military posts where he's a regular on their courses. Instead, he went south, to Florida, to spend the long Presidents Day weekend staying and playing at the Floridian, an exclusive and secluded yacht and golf club on the state's Treasure Coast. He arrived Friday night after a speech in Chicago and wasn't...
  • Obama Urges Catholics to Appoint a “Progressive” Successor to Pope Benedict

    02/16/2013 10:24:21 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    The unusual resignation of Pope Benedict XVI launches the search for his successor. While he has no formal role in this process, President Obama has urged the Cardinals to select a “progressive.” “The Catholic Church has a choice to make,” Obama said. “It can continue to promulgate out-moded ideas or it can get behind a program for a 21st century agenda.” Among the issues mentioned by the President for this “21st century agenda” were birth control and gay marriage. “Over-population is placing an excessive burden on the planet’s resources,” Obama claimed. “To save the environment we must reduce the human...
  • Obama's Quiet Ally: Who's Behind Gun Control Bill No One Is Talking About - Sen. Mark Kirk (R), IL

    02/16/2013 9:39:58 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mark Guarino
    Obama's quiet ally: Who's behind gun control bill no one is talking about As President Obama comes to Chicago to talk gun control, Illinois' Republican senator, Mark Kirk, is pushing a bill to target gun trafficking. It's under the radar, but could have a greater impact than other bills. As President Obama pushes for gun control in Chicago Friday, an unexpected ally from his home state, Sen. Mark Kirk (R) of Illinois, is crossing party lines to propose legislation that could have a greater impact than higher-profile proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, experts say. Senator Kirk and...
  • Warning: This Will Get Your Blood Boiling (Obama free phones)

    02/16/2013 9:39:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2013 | Lisa De Pasquale
    We've all heard about the free Obama phones. A friend was recently looking for a part-time work and found this listing on Craig's List [note: the "DMV" refers to DC, Maryland, Virginia]:
  • Obama: Chris Kyle? Who’s Chris Kyle?

    02/16/2013 9:28:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-13 | DrJohn
    Two weeks and counting. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. Her death was caused by choices she made on her own. President Barack Obama reacted within two days WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama's thoughts and prayers are with Whitney Houston's family, especially her daughter. Press secretary Jay Carney says it's hard not to be an admirer of the singer's "immense talent." And, he says it's a tragedy to lose somebody so talented at such a young age. Carney said he wasn't sure if Obama and Houston ever had met. The 48-year-old singer died Saturday. He...
  • Fish Rots from the Head Down; More on Benghazi

    02/16/2013 8:57:26 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 16th, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    This President was raised as a spoiled brat, his mother and Grandparents coddled and spoiled the man-child during his formative years. Spoiled Brats tend to become narcissistic, demanding, and disrespectful. Spoiled Adults tend to have an overestimation of their talents and abilities and shirk responsibility if anything goes wrong. They must always be at the center of attention, if not they will most likely abuse drugs or alcohol to escape reality. On February 7th during his last testimony as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta stated that he informed Mr. Obama that the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was under attack....
  • Rate Shock Threatens Young Americans

    02/16/2013 8:28:53 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 27 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 16, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    Young Americans are faced with joblessness, skyrocketing school loans, and burdensome entitlement programs. Now, health care prices will be rising considerably, threatening “rate shock” on America’s consumers. Aetna is “cautioning that premiums for plans sold to individuals could rise as much as 50 percent on average and could more than double for particular groups such as the young and healthy,” according to the Washington Post’s N.C. Aizenman. For Aizenman, the question is not whether these hikes are justified, but whether young consumers will skip health insurance entirely–and take the penalty instead. “Most of the new rules that could push up...
  • Micheal Moore says "Harry Reid U R the biggest weenie"

    02/16/2013 7:15:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-16-2013 | MOTUS
    Michael Moore is upset with the Republicans who voted against cloture on the Chuck Hagel confirmation: This from a man who knows a thing or two about weenies I’d say, from the looks of him.       So, exactly how many weenies did it take to block a Senate vote on the confirmation of a non-kosher Secretary of Defense? 40, this time. And what do you call 40 weenies, if you’re Michael Moore? A snack. All I can say is be careful there, my little friend, for a man is known by the company he keeps. I’d like to tell you...
  • Is it too late to avert the sequester's deep spending cuts?

    02/16/2013 5:38:32 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | 13 Feb 13 | Harold Maass
    epublican leaders in Congress predicted Wednesday that painful automatic spending cuts — the sequester, in Washington lingo — will hit at the end of the month, as scheduled. "I think the sequester’s gonna happen," Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said at a Politico post-State-of-the-Union event. Indeed, Democrats and Republicans have made little or no progress on a compromise deficit reduction deal that would head off the across-the-board budget cuts, which would hit the Pentagon and social programs especially hard. President Obama warned in his address that allowing the sequester to hit would be disastrous,...