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  • Tired of Hearing about Gruber [satire]

    11/23/2014 9:34:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    The American people are “tired of hearing about Gruber,” according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Video tapes of MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), have been doing major damage to the Administration’s credibility over the past two weeks. In the videos, Gruber is repeatedly shown describing voters as stupid and gloating about how Democrats used this stupidity to deceptively enact the ACA. Earnest warned the media to drop the issue “because, frankly, the President is tired of hearing about it. These tapes and the alleged deceptions they portray...
  • Visit to Monticello, August 2014

    11/23/2014 9:33:16 AM PST · by Teófilo
    Vivificat - From Contemplation to Action ^ | 23 November, 2014 | TDJ (@Vivificat)
    Brethren: Peace be with you on this Feast of Christ the King. Before I launch upon this post, I have a confession to make: I am first and foremost, a monarchist. Yes, I am! Don't feel threatened, though, for neither my King nor his Kingdom are of this world. While on earth, I'm a republican and a constitutionalist, with all the attending messes these typf of government entails. Why am I a republican? Because I agree with the Founding Fathers of the USA, who denied some people were better than others by reason of birth and therefore, some were born...
  • FL: Gun Mufflers now Legal for Hunting Game

    11/23/2014 8:55:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted yesterday to remove an antiquated regulation that prevented hunters from protecting their hearing.   The regulation banned the use of gun mufflers for the taking of game.  From the nraila: Following the suppressor vote, the Commission also voted to authorize an Executive Order to lift the ban immediately and allow hunting with suppressors to begin at once.  Following that vote, Executive Order # EO 14-32 was signed. Using suppressor-equipped rifles, pistols and shotguns is now legal for all hunting in Florida. Map from American Suppressor Association. Using gun mufflers, sometimes referred to as...
  • DEATH OF FEMINISM

    11/23/2014 8:44:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/23/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When TIME magazine recently banned the word Feminism because of its overuse, a deluge of libfems pounded the editor so roundly that he/she took down the word from the no go list. This is the topic of the great blog piece by Kevin Jackson, an astute observer-writer of the American cultural scene. (1) “A lot of us just don’t want to be associated with a supposed movement that has no unifying theme except being ANTI-MAN!” says one commenter. The libfems may finally be getting the notion that being anti-man represents the basic discomfort rabid feminists have with their own personhood....
  • The “Gods” of Winter are Drunk. And Loopy.

    11/23/2014 7:45:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-23-2014 | MOTUS
    Even though Creeper cleaned up piles and piles of chicken bones before staggering home last night, Adrienne and I were still up bright and early to don our new Playtex gloves and clean up the remaining detritus from last night’s Twilight Nocturne Lounge benefit concert. (Which was a HUGE success, thanks to all who attended.)I’m too sexy for my gloves, too sexy for my…So, as you might imagine, I’m a little cranky this morning which means I’m in no mood to deal with a new wave of crackpot global warmists. The latest batch of Warm Fuzzballs claim that they have...
  • Radio report of "large amount of activity" at courthouse in Ferguson (Vanity, no link)

    11/23/2014 7:11:01 AM PST · by TruBluKentuckian · 27 replies
    No link, just heard radio news report of a lot of activity at Ferguson courthouse, including bomb sniffing dogs and a lot of people in and out. Announcement pending?
  • Greenfield: Amnesty for Unamerica

    11/23/2014 6:30:48 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 Amnesty for Unamerica Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Obama’s excuse for his illegal amnesty will be that the immigration system is “broken” forcing him to act. But when Obama says that the system is broken, he means that some parts of it still work and so he intends to break immigration all the way through to benefit his own corrupt political allies. That will hurt his own voters the most, but the Democratic Party has a notoriously masochistic relationship with its voting base. It beats them up and then it gaslights them...
  • NH: Dog Fights off Coyote that Attacks Mistress

    11/23/2014 4:43:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     Mac, Coyote Fighter The first coyote was recorded in New Hampshire in 1972.  By 1980, they were found across the state.  Eastern coyotes have wolf genes, and are larger than the western variety, reaching as much as 60 lbs. The first coyote attack on a human in New Hampshire occurred in 2012.  Ironically, the boy's dog ran off, leaving him to fight the coyote.  From inquisiter.com: The boy’s dog ran away when the coyote approached which left the boy to fend off the coyote’s attack on his own. After repeatedly punching the coyote in the nose, the coyote eventually...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    11/23/2014 3:11:19 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Ferguson Looting Forcing Businesses To Call In The Big Guns To Get Merch Out Of Town

    11/23/2014 1:58:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    No one is quite sure yet if a grand jury will indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. But one thing is almost for sure: If they don’t, Ferguson and surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, areas will face widespread protests and looting once again. Local businesses have been bracing themselves for the possible fallout, many of which have called in armed forces to help them out. More than 300 private military contractors have been hired by Ferguson-area locals in anticipation of more looting, reported Vice News. Jared Ogden, director of operations for Asymmetric Solutions, a private military contractor...
  • Sacramento County Sheriff Rips Obama Over His Policy That Left One of His Deputies Dead

    11/23/2014 12:20:38 AM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    dcclothesline.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Steven Ahle
    Anyone that reads my articles on a regular basis knows that I have documented many times that Obama is lying when he makes the claim that he is concentrating on criminal illegal aliens. He says that is why he doesn’t deport any of the illegals the government catches. (Or possibly professional courtesy?) Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones went onto the social media to make his case against the policies of Emperor Obama the First. Marcelo Marquez, who was later identified by his fingerprints is actually Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, an illegal alien with a rap sheet of felonies a mile long...
  • "Separating the Sheep from the Goats" (Sermon on Matthew 25:31-46)

    11/22/2014 11:00:46 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 23, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Separating the Sheep from the Goats” (Matthew 25:31-46) Judgment Day is coming! Are you ready? This is an important question, because the Day of Judgment is indeed coming, and you will be judged. Now that judgment could be positive or it could be negative, but you will be judged. In fact, everybody will be judged, all the people who have ever lived. Many people don’t want to hear this, but it is the truth. The Holy Scriptures throughout teach that there will be a final judgment, that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming again from heaven to do the judging,...
  • The Obama Plan for Executive Action on Foreign Tech Workers

    11/22/2014 10:56:21 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 17 replies
    Upon Closer Inspection ^ | November 21, 2014 | Dr. Norm Matloff
    Though the main attention on Obama’s speech on immigration last night will be on his plans for the unauthorized immigrants, he definitely included provisions regarding foreign tech workers, specifically regarding H-1B, employer-sponsored green cards and the F-1 foreign student visa. His proposals have something for the employers, something for the foreign workers, but nothing to help American workers. In this post, I’ll explain the proposed changes and their likely impact, and also discuss what executive action a labor-friendly president could have taken. From my point of view, the President’s plan has three major elements: Granting work rights to spouses of...
  • What could a Republican president do with Obama's executive power theories?

    11/22/2014 9:30:46 PM PST · by zencycler · 15 replies
    Vox ^ | November 21, 2014 | Andrew Prokop
    It's not just deportation policy. As I described in a recent feature, Obama has effectively modified or refused to enforce key provisions of laws ranging from the Affordable Care Act to No Child Left Behind. He really has expanded the scope of executive power in some novel ways. So at a moment when many liberals are cheering Obama for taking action on deportation policy, it's worth considering how future Republican presidents could use these precedents to their own ends. Several commentators have been floating various possibilities about how the GOP could take advantage of those powers in ways Democrats would...
  • The Making of an Imperial President

    11/22/2014 8:54:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    NYTimes ^ | November 22, 2014 | Ross Douthat
    The Making of an Imperial President NOV. 22, 2014 Ross Douthat LET me be clear, as he likes to say: I believe that President Obama was entirely sincere when he ran for president as a fierce critic of the imperial executive. I believe that he was in earnest when he told supporters in 2008 that America’s “biggest problems” involved “George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all.” I believe he meant it when he cast himself as a principled civil libertarian, when he pledged to defer to Congress...
  • Gura asks Judge Scullin to hold D.C. in Contempt in Palmer Carry Case

    11/22/2014 6:14:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the ongoing legal battle by Alan Gura to force the District of Columbia City Council to respect the second amendment of the Constitution, a request that the City government be held in contempt was file on Tuesday, the 18th of November, 2014.  It seems to come as a response to the city claiming that the Court lacked jurisdiction, because no request for a finding of contempt was fired. Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr gave the DC government until the 4th of December, and Gura's reply by the 11th of December.  From us.archive.org: TEXT SCHEDULING ORDER: regarding the #...
  • Threatened With Jail Time IRS Officials Finally Cough Up Lois Lerner’s 30,000 Missing Emails

    11/22/2014 5:28:08 PM PST · by FredDardick · 34 replies
    American Patriot Post ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Bob Hammond
    A miraculous thing happened this week. After years of stonewalling Congress with claims that Lois Lerner’s emails were lost forever and could not be recovered, the IRS finally handed them over to congressional investigators for analysis. Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up...
  • Impeach President Obama—Why When Where and How

    11/22/2014 4:42:19 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Dr. Robert Owens
    The lovers of freedom and the supporters of limited government cannot merely wait the clock out on the Obama presidency In America today, just like in Lake Woebegone, every child is above average and every child gets a trophy. We may score low in international grade comparisons but we rank number one in self-esteem. In other words, American students may not be doing well but they think they are. Those of us old enough to remember how Dad could control the situation with a look and when you got in trouble in school your parents didn’t sue or contact the...
  • One Illegal Thing Is Working for Obama But Three More Will Decimate His Amnesty Plan

    11/22/2014 4:40:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Only people Liberal Democrats will ever help, are themselves, and the only legislation they like to work on are illegal things which help to destroy our country It seems as though the one thing that should have killed Obama’s latest Amnesty Plan should also have killed anything else he has concocted in six usurped years in the office of POTUS is his never-yet-proven-legitimacy to actually hold that office. It is obvious by now that Americans have given up on proving that Barack Hussein Obama has usurped the highest governmental office in the United States and nobody seems to give a...
  • This is what's happening in Mexico right now

    11/22/2014 4:20:48 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 65 replies
    Al Jazeera's AJ+ Youtube account ^ | Direct From Mexico City: November 20, 2014 posted on Youtube 11/21/2014 | Al Jazeera's AJ+ Youtube account
    Video Link Here Vice News
  • Summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, as of November 22, 2014

    11/22/2014 3:41:03 PM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 22, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, as of November 22, 2014 In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees had...
  • It’s OFFICIAL: Dr. Ben Carson has switched parties

    11/22/2014 2:58:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/22/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    When he challenged President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, became an overnight sensation in conservative circles. Here was a super-accomplished African American man who dared to serve as a culturally conservative counterbalance to the most Left-wing president in the modern era.
  • Republican Party Cowards

    11/22/2014 12:31:45 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Jeff Crouere
    Within three months, the dangerous components of the President's immigration plan will become operational. The clock is ticking on a response. Will Republican leaders finally show some courage? As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years. After getting shellacked in the mid-terms, Obama has not compromised with Republicans, he moved further to the political left. It was...
  • Capitalism Cataclysm

    11/22/2014 12:25:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Freedom Economics “Capitalism” is the cataclysmically inappropriate word we use to describe the most successful economic system in the history of the world. We must cease its use at once and forevermore. “Capitalism,” the word, maligns capitalism, the economic system. We must understand and accept this. No longer can we conservatives, we capitalists, remain purists about this term. The Left has won, and handily. They have contorted the word capitalism into a grotesque mockery of its true nature. Worse, having sullied the term, they have also sullied the concept. If the economic system of capitalism were termed something different than...
  • Three Steps to Resolve Immigration Issue

    11/22/2014 12:23:00 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Enforce Existing Laws, Secure the Border, Stop Giving Illegal Aliens Free Stuff The solution to the immigration problem is simple, but the leftists have the Republican Party in such a political monkey-style crap throwing contest that the reality of the simplicity of the issue evades them. The steps are easy: Enforce existing immigration laws on the books. Secure the border. Quit giving illegal aliens free stuff. The liberal left will start screaming about the children, both coming to America, and the ones brought here outside their own choice. Yeah, yeah. When I broke my wrist, I didn’t ask the doctor...
  • Why It Is Unethical for SOME Freepers to Argue Against Illegals Getting Free Benefits from Obama

    11/22/2014 11:24:20 AM PST · by xzins · 73 replies
    Vanity ^ | 22 Nov 14 | Xzins
    Oh, those dastardly illegals. They come into our country, they live off our social safety net, they take our jobs, and they cause all kinds of grief. That's a fair description of many conversations in recent months regarding illegal immigrants. The message is clear: “It is unethical to take and take when you haven't earned the right.” That gets us to the Freep-a-thon. Statistics found easily on the internet prove that only 5% of Freepers support the other 95%. Count the number of unique hits Free Republic receives. Count the number of actual donors...and voila...you will discover that only 5%...
  • North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/22/2014 10:36:20 AM PST · by fantail 1952 · 52 replies
    The Daily Currant ^ | 11/17/2014 | Unknown
    The state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will be especially rich in toxic waste from the local petroleum and medical industries. “We wanted to do something to honor the president,” says...
  • MOTUS’ Special Twilight Nocturne Lounge Event: Benefit Concert for Gerard

    11/22/2014 10:26:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-22-2014 | MOTUS
    Welcome to  a special edition of my wildly popular, Twilight Nocturne Lounge. Tonight we are holding a Special Benefit Concert in honor of and to raise money for Gerard Van der Leun, publisher of American Digest,  Literary Genius, “Blog Royalty,” and very special friend of Team-MOTUS and Team-Dewey. I was even able to  get Lady M to lend a hand!  She’s always pretty cooperative when we play hide and seek with the Cheetos.After the photo-op, she cleared out her entire East closet to give me room to hold this event (plus I think she’s planning on getting an entirely new...
  • Obama's Nevada Immigration Speech May Be Early Boost For Harry Reid

    11/22/2014 10:06:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 22, 2014 | MICHAEL A. MEMOL
    Obama's Nevada Immigration Speech May Be Early Boost For Harry Reid By MICHAEL A. MEMOLI Was President Obama's Nevada immigration speech a Harry Reid campaign kickoff? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he'll keep fighting for comprehensive immigration bill At the behest of some Senate Democrats worried about the political fallout, President Obama held off earlier this year from announcing his new immigration policy. But as he rallied Nevada supporters around a plan to spare more than 4 million immigrants from deportation, some could not help but wonder whether an earlier announcement might have boosted Democrats' chances in this month's...
  • Obama Grubered us Great on Immigration

    11/22/2014 9:49:22 AM PST · by DanMiller · 15 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 22, 2014 | Dan Miller
    But not only in the ways that most of us anticipated, because He did not issue an executive order.On November 19th, I wrote an article titled Obama’s Grubering and royal amnesty for illegals. Rather than speculate about what Obama would say in His November 20th address and Royal Decree, also known as executive order, I wrote After reading and interpreting copies of Obama’s address and His Royal Decree, I will try to analyze His Gruberings. Like many, I had expected Obama to issue an executive order, in contradiction of His many previous acknowledgments that He lacks the authority to deal with immigration that way. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcj4PJUI0II&w=640&h=390] Video linkObama did not...
  • Before Snowden, Retired NSA Executive Warned of Backlash

    11/22/2014 9:24:51 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    A retired National Security Agency (NSA) senior agency executive warned the agency in 2009 that the program to collect, store and analyze American phone records wasn’t providing enough intelligence to be effective. Prior to the revelations made by Edward Snowden, dissenters within the Intelligence agency warned that the collection program wasn’t worth the backlash if the program became public. The role of the NSA was to eavesdrop on hostile foreign entities, not American citizens. Now the agency has tarnished its reputation of guarding America to become the free world’s secret police. The AP–ever faithful to its dear leader–noted that Obama...
  • Ferguson Protester Arrested for Spitting on Officer; Protester Claims it was "Arab Expression"

    11/22/2014 8:27:39 AM PST · by rightistight · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Aurelius
    Bassem Masri was interviewed on CNN after being arrested for spitting on an officer. Before getting into a heated debate with host Michael Smerconish, Masri claimed that he did not in fact spit on the officer, but was expressing himself in a way that "Arabs" do. At the beginning of the interview, Smerconish got right to the point and asked Masri if he spit on an officer. This was Masri's response: "No, no I didn't. That was an expression that, uh, we use in, uh, Arabs, you know what I'm sayin'? Basically, it's just a sound of me being, you...
  • President Cites “Higher Authority” for Immigration Executive Order [satire]

    11/22/2014 8:11:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    In the face of nearly two dozen videos of him saying he lacked legal authority to unilaterally enact immigration reform, President Obama went ahead and did so, citing a “higher authority.” “As President of the United States, I felt myself hemmed in by the limitations placed on the office by the US Constitution,” Obama admitted. “As a human being, though, I could not bear the continuing injustice inflicted on the people who have entered this country illegally.” “My dilemma was how to reconcile the guidelines of an aging framework for a nation's government and the call of my conscience,” Obama...
  • The Dutch Government Knows Something

    11/22/2014 7:51:19 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 11 replies
    I found it very suspect that our King plus a huge trade delegation visited Japan a day before Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda announced the new extreme surprise round of stimulus. Gold Repatriation Stunner: Dutch Central Bank Secretly Withdrew 122 Tons Of Gold From The New York Fed http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-21/gold-repatriation-stunner-dutch-central-bank-secretly-withdrew-122-tons-gold-new-yor Need Tips on Sticking to your Trade Plan? Global Consequences The impact of the Dutch gold repatriation can be huge. First of all, because it underlines more and more countries are getting nervous about their gold reserves stored in the US. Venezuela repatriated most of its reserves from abroad in...
  • Monitoring Two Dangerous Squirrels, One For Possible Ebola Virus

    11/22/2014 6:07:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-22-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s a good thing we had the non-amnesty announcement this week to keep us Occupied. BO, jogging back to the WH on his way to his Vegas Victory Lap, supposedly for his Black Berry; actually to get his smokes. From The Grapevine: After boarding Marine One, the president suddenly hopped back off-- and headed back inside the White House. He eventually emerged and asked reporters--"Do you guys ever forget something?"And said-- he forgot his BlackBerry.But-- eagle-eyed journalists noticed-- he was actually wearing a BlackBerry in a holster—when he got off the helicopter.Whether the president actually carries two BlackBerries-- or if...
  • FL: Opinion Swinging Toward Campus Carry? (poll)

    11/22/2014 5:06:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    After the recent shooting on campus in Florida, Florida Carry quickly made the case that the campus was a "gun free" or "defenseless victim" zone, and that removing the prohibition on legal guns would make campus safer.  From new4jax.com: Friday said several lawsuits are pending against Florida universities that refuse to allow students the right to carry weapons in class. In states like Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Oregon and Kansas, Friday said, school shooting statistics are remarkably lower than the rest of the nation. "Every state that allows law-abiding students to carry guns on campus, every one of those schools...
  • WA: Pistol Whipped, Tied, Husband Escapes, Gets Gun, Fights Back

    11/22/2014 1:59:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you cannot effectively fight back immediately, escaping and fighting back may be the next best thing.  The best chance to fight back and prevail is usually before you are put under restraint.   That does not mean that you have no chance after that point.   Your assailants may be sloppy or overconfident.  You many be able to seize an opportunity.  Getting away should be more important than revenge.   If you manage to escape, try not to give yourself up to allies of your assailants, as happened recently in Syria. Washington State had two home invasions recently.  The first,...
  • How to select part of a recording using Audacity.

    11/22/2014 12:04:54 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Well, sorry, I wasn't quite correct last time. This time I followed through. This is the straight poop. Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.   "Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, Linux; and other operating systems. Check their feature list, wiki, and forum."  Audacity is a great success, a user-community produced and managed application program that does what it's supposed to. Years ago you used to have to pay for this software, now it's free, but you have to invest your time in learning how to use it. The worst rub is the learning curve. So many times,...
  • The Part of Obama's Immigration Speech that Media is Ignoring... And it's Dangerous

    11/21/2014 8:25:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | November 21, 2014 | Eric Odom
    Obama's Executive Immigration Order was a brilliant move on his part. Politically, that is. Obama needed to cater to the radical anti-border crowd, but he also needed to limit the legal challenges that would have mounted from all directions with a blanket amnesty. So what did he do? Nothing. No seriously, Obama didn't really do much of anything on the action front. He basically proclaimed that our government (his government these days) will no longer deport illegal immigrants. Obama made it sound like he was doing a lot. He made it sound like he was giving the radical amnesty groups...
  • See How Atlanta’s Preparing For Ferguson Protests

    11/21/2014 8:13:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WVEE-FM V103 The People's Station ^ | November 21, 2014 | Maria Boynton, anchor
    Janice Mathis with Rainbow Push Coalition says she’s never seen anything like it, nothing so deliberate and focused on a particular incident that was about to happen. According to Mathis, “I’ve seen meetings sort of like this in the aftermath of Jena, or in the aftermath of Trayvon, but I’ve never seen anything like this in preparation for an announcement.” Close to 200 metro Atlanta law men and women, administrators from various jurisdictions, members of clergy and civil rights organizations, along with high school and college students gathered Thursday afternoon inside the chambers of the DeKalb County School Board. They...
  • Georgia Man Shoots and Kills Driver Who Mistakenly Pulled Into His Driveway

    11/21/2014 7:28:49 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 84 replies
    JonathanTurley.org ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jonathan Turley
    Georgia Man Shoots and Kills Driver Who Mistakenly Pulled Into His Driveway . . . Allowed To Plead To A Single Misdemeanor With No Jail Time and A $500 Fine There is a surprising plea deal in Georgia this week where Philip Sailors, 69, was accused of responding to Rodrigo Diaz pulling into his driveway by mistake by shooting him in the head and killing him. Sailors has now been allowed to plead out on a single misdemeanor for involuntary manslaughter with no jail time. He was facing a murder charge. Under the plea bargain, Sailors will serve 12-months’ probation...
  • Turner Classic Movies

    11/21/2014 6:32:17 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 10 replies
    DISH NETWORK | Nov 21, 2014 | self
    Is Turner Classic Movies back on Dish ?
  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution

    11/21/2014 5:06:17 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has gained its second seat in Britain's House of Commons, the lower House of Parliament, with Mark Reckless elected in the Rochester and Strood constituency, in Kent. The victory was obtained through a comfortable, though not dramatic, majority of 2,930 votes over the Conservative runner-up Kelly Tolhurst, a majority which many say may easily be lost again at the May 2015 general election for the UK Parliament. This, and especially UKIP's first Member of Parliament, Douglas Carswell, elected on 9 October 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with a landslide of 60% of the vote,...
  • Sorry, President Obama: Scripture Doesn’t Support Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:58:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21, 2014 | D.C. McAlister
    Sorry, President Obama: Scripture Doesn’t Support Amnesty So President Obama is quoting Scripture to make his case for amnesty. I just knew the separation-of-church-and-state crowd would be up in arms today with shouts of protest—wait, there aren’t any. No scathing posts. No statement from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Oh, right, this is a Democratic president, so it’s okay. His reference to Exodus 22:1 and 23:9 is perfectly acceptable. But like most politicians who pillage the Bible for their own purposes, Obama plucked verses out of context. “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt”...
  • Michigan Chamber CEO Blasts Film Subsidies as a 'Boondoggle'

    11/21/2014 4:49:38 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/20/2014 | Jack Spencer
    The House Commerce Committee has approved legislation to extend Michigan’s film incentive subsidy program indefinitely. Senate Bill 1103 was advanced Wednesday on a 10-7 vote as four Republican committee members joined six Democrats in support of the measure. The bill now goes to the full House, where a vote is expected soon. The Republicans who voted yes were: committee chair Rep. Frank Foster, R-Pellston; Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City; Rep. Dale Zorn, R-Ida; and Rep. Gail Haines, R- Waterford. Rep. Foster lost his GOP primary re-election bid in August and Rep. Haines is term limited, so neither will be back...
  • How the Obama immigration policy will affect black unemployment

    11/21/2014 4:40:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | November 20, 2014 | Calvin D. King
    I get a lot of flack from people regarding my lack of regard for El Presidente Obama. Some of it is good natured ribbing. Some of it is downright nasty. I actually hate that I couldn't be a part of the euphoria that was the First Blackish President. I have no allegiance to White America, Black America or any other hyphenated class or socioeconomic status. I am conservative minded but I am no Republican. I just know enough history, enough policy, and enough reality to not be pulled into the fold. So now we are faced with immigration. Those on...
  • Gov't Websites Still State "It is Against Federal Law to Hire Illegal Aliens" Despite Obama Decree

    11/21/2014 4:06:57 PM PST · by rightistight · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/21/14 | Aurelius
    Despite the fact that President Obama, through an executive order, is now allowing several million illegal aliens to apply for work permits, the IRS's official website still states that it is "against federal law to hire illegal aliens." In an article called, "Hiring People Who Live in the U.S. But Are Not U.S. Citizens," the IRS definitively states that undocumented workers are unequivocally not allowed to work. Not only does this show that the government needs to update their websites, but that the President has changed laws unilaterally, something that the Executive Branch is not allowed to do. The article...
  • Long Before Ferguson, Authorities Feared Riots at King’s March on Washington (Apples & Oranges)

    11/21/2014 3:56:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Demos ^ | November 21, 2014 | Donovan X. Ramsey
    As Ferguson, Mo. and the nation await a grand jury decision on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown, authorities are “preparing for the worst.” According to a report this week by ABC News, an FBI bulletin was issued, warning law enforcement agencies that protesters will “likely” become violent if—or, seemingly, when—the grand jury announces that it won’t indict Wilson. “The FBI assesses those infiltrating and exploiting otherwise legitimate public demonstrations with the intent to incite and engage in violence could be armed with bladed weapons or firearms, equipped with tactical gear/gas masks, or...
  • Il: Bakery Shootout: no Restraints

    11/21/2014 3:38:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I teach students to make a decision about being put under restraint before they get into a deadly force situation.   By restraint, I mean that the aggressor/attacker is attempting something, or commanding you to do something, that significantly reduces your options for resistance.  One of the simplest of these is for someone to aim a gun at you from a vehicle, and order you to get into the car.  It is almost always better to run for cover at that point.  Criminals do not want to move you somewhere for your benefit. Other examples are: they are going to...
  • President's Usurpation of Legislative Authority Hailed by Democrats [satire]

    11/21/2014 3:20:48 PM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama's decision to enact immigration reform legislation that Congress has refused to enact inspired some lavish praise from fellow Democrats. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) called it "a courageous first step. President Obama's determination to take a politically unpopular position so soon after voters elected a Republican dominated Congress stakes out new ground in the battle for control over the government and policy." "It's important that we build upon the President's innovation and transform our nation from the archaic plan of trying to extract policy from a fragmented legislative body, where no one has a mandate for governing,...