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  • Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations

    04/22/2014 9:01:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | Marc A. Thiessen
    The Senate majority leader who called President Bush a “loser” and a “liar,” declared former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan a “political hack” and asserted that all Obamacare horror stories are “untrue” has now called Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters “domestic terrorists.”
  • Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts

    04/21/2014 1:02:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned. In a move with major legal implications, The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on The Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed to classify the Boy Scouts as practicing “invidious discrimination” against gays, which would end the group’s exemption to anti-discriminatory ethics rules and would prohibit judges from being affiliated with the group.
  • Bundy Ranch: Cliven Bundy Discovers BLM Mass Cow Graves [Graphic Images]

    04/21/2014 12:45:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Inququisitr ^ | April 21, 2014 | Unattributed
    Bundy ranch family members and friends spent much of their weekend moving cattle shot or run to death during the BLM standoff earlier this month. The graphic images have gone viral online, shocking both rancher and animal advocates alike.
  • A FOURTH student comes forward with allegations Math teacher, 24, had sex with him [Short title]

    04/08/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 4, 2014 | Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter
    A fourth high school student has come forward claiming 24-year-old former math teacher Meredith Powell sexually abused him during her time at Washington's Lincoln High School. Powell was arrested in February and then confessed to performing sex acts with multiple students, one as young as 15 years old, inside her locked classroom, as well as sending them sexualized pictures of herself. She previously faced two counts of child rape and one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
  • 2 more arrested in Detroit mob beating of driver

    04/08/2014 8:48:01 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    MSN.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jeff Karoub
    Two men were arrested in connection with the severe mob beating of a suburban motorist who had accidentally hit a 10-year-old boy who stepped in front of his truck, police said Monday.Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody said a 30-year-old man was arrested Sunday night and a 24-year-old on Monday afternoon. That brings to four the number of people arrested in the assault of 54-year-old Steve Utash after the accident Wednesday.
  • Modern day basic math: Why are they making it harder? (Video)

    04/01/2014 10:57:15 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | March 30, 2014 | Mark J. Perry
    Check out this video and feel your head spin like Linda Blair as you watch the teacher go into a very, very complicated and convoluted method (algorithm?) to solve the very, very simple subtraction problem 32 – 12 = 20. Source.
  • Why We Won't Yield To Unconstitutional Gun Law [CT]

    03/31/2014 12:24:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 28, 2014 | John Cinque
    A year ago this coming Friday, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety." This bill, which requires owners of semiautomatic rifles defined as assault weapons to register them and includes other restrictions on guns and standard-capacity magazines, was placed into law using emergency certification, which means it had no public comment or input.
  • Your kid’s new college course: ‘The Sociology of Miley Cyrus’

    03/31/2014 11:15:09 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2014 | Unattributed
    Skidmore College, ranked by CBS News as one of the nation’s most expensive private colleges in the country, is now officially offering a course on Miley Cyrus: “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media.”
  • Covered California Sends Out Voter Registration Cards Pre-Marked for Democrat Party (Video)

    03/31/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 29, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obamacare in action…A California couple contacted ABC News 10 after they received a voter registration card from Covered California marked for the Democratic Party.
  • American University students can’t name a single US senator [VIDEO]

    03/30/2014 9:41:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Students at the American University in Washington, D.C. —our nation’s capital and the center of American political activity and bustle — can’t name a single one of the 100 U.S. senators.
  • SWAT Targets Family for Drinking Tea

    03/30/2014 5:30:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 52 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 27, 2014 | Russell Mead & Staff
    In 21st-century America, the most innocent of activities could have a SWAT team busting down your door. Reason profiles the Harte family, who were the victims of a SWAT home invasion after police raided their garbage cans (h/t Ben Domench). An unreliable field test falsely identified Addie Harte’s trashed teabags as marijuana, and SWAT leapt into action. The Hartes didn’t just suffer the trauma of the raid—they had to spend $25,000 just to find out why they were targeted.
  • Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm

    03/30/2014 4:12:09 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 27, 2014 | Matt Ridley
    The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will shortly publish the second part of its latest report, on the likely impact of climate change. Government representatives are meeting with scientists in Japan to sex up—sorry, rewrite—a summary of the scientists' accounts of storms, droughts and diseases to come. But the actual report, known as AR5-WGII, is less frightening than its predecessor seven years ago.
  • CNN’s Piers Morgan Signs Off With Final Blast At U.S. Gun Laws

    03/28/2014 8:57:48 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 61 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Lisa De Moraes
    Piers Morgan wrapped his three-year CNN run tonight with (gasp!) a full hour of discussion about the missing plane. But in his four-minute final remarks, he couldn’t resist taking a parting shot at the NRA.
  • Of Pre- and Postmodern Poseurs [Zero and Putin]

    03/25/2014 8:27:02 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 24, 2014 | Victor David Hanson
    [SNIP]...Putin, as the entire administration keeps reminding us, is premodern. He should be, but is not, shamed when John Kerry, Joe Biden, Susan Rice, and Barack Obama variously proclaim that he is a 19th century dinosaur, or has lost the good will of the enlightened West. Again, we are told Putin worries about this; but I think he is about as concerned as were Norsemen like Eric Bloodaxe, who lost all the respect of the monks along the English coast that he so freely raided. While Putin was making a premodern fool out of himself, blustering and bullying, and lying...
  • Biofuels do more harm than good, UN warns

    03/24/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 48 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 23, 2014 | Robert Mendick
    The United Nations will officially warn that growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, The Telegraph can disclose. A leaked draft of a UN report condemns the widespread use of biofuels made from crops as a replacement for petrol and diesel. It says that biofuels, rather than combating the effects of global warming, could make them worse.
  • Women Fail to Achieve Male Marines' Lowest Standard

    03/22/2014 10:59:59 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    A Colonel of Truth ^ | January 14, 2014 | Jude Eden
    Earlier this year, the Marine Corps decided to delay the low 3 pull-up requirement for women that they had hoped to apply in 2014. The measure was set in preparation for compliance with the Pentagon’s intent to open combat units to women in 2016. Since less than half of female recruits could make the minimum requirement by the end of 2013, this implementation is being delayed.
  • Has there been a military cover-up over missing jet? [Short title]

    03/18/2014 3:55:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 18, 2014 | Danield Miller
    Asian military officials may be staging a mass cover-up over missing flight MH370, because they do not want to expose gaping holes within their countries' air defences, a leading aviation expert has suggested...[SNIP]...Now Thailand's military say they detected a plane at 1.28am, eight minutes after MH370's communications went down, heading towards the Strait but didn't share the information because they were not asked for it.
  • Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test

    03/17/2014 12:51:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Politics - FoxNews.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Staff
    A ballot measure in Montana that would require an equal number of men and women to serve in the state Legislature is a step closer to getting on the November ballot.
  • Marine Corps to create experimental task force with 25 percent women

    03/15/2014 2:11:50 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 97 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jennnifer Hlad
    The Marine Corps will open new combat jobs to women, allow women to volunteer for combat specialty training previously closed to them and create a co-ed experimental task force to evaluate how female Marines perform as part of a ground combat unit, Marine officials said. The task force will be made up of about 460 Marines, and about one quarter will be women, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine spokeswoman. The task force will look like a small battalion landing team with attachments such as artillery, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles — similar to the ground combat portion of a...
  • Stanford Traditional Marriage Event Deemed ‘Hate Speech,’ Denied Funding

    03/15/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    An upcoming conference organized by Stanford University’s Anscombe Society called “Communicating Values: Marriage, Family & the Media” has been dubbed “hate speech” by the college’s graduate-level student government, which refused to allow any of its student fee-funded budget to support the event. The Anscombe Society is a conservative student group centered around traditional marriage and family values; it also encourages chastity, and tackles subjects such as sexual integrity and pornography.
  • Sheriff's Office releases reports from judge's DUII arrest after DA declines to prosecute [Oregon]

    02/16/2014 10:01:28 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    The Oregonian - OregonLive ^ | February 12, 2014 | Rebbeca Woolington
    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released police reports about the January impaired driving arrest of Circuit Court Judge Donald Letourneau, who was cleared this week of criminal wrongdoing. The reports, disclosed Tuesday in response to a public records request, offer some new details about the incident, which was reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Letourneau has been a judge for 21 years in Washington County. The district attorney’s office Tuesday released its charging decision, which stated prosecutors could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Letourneau, 63, was driving impaired.
  • MIT Climate Change Expert: Global Warming “Just a Dream Come True for Politicians”

    01/15/2014 10:40:14 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | January 15, 2014 | James Daniels
    ~SNIP~...It seems this man, Richard Lindzen, actually lives in Massachusetts. Apparently, he’s a professor at MIT, which has the best Earth Sciences program in the United States. And he is a leading international climate change expert. That’s something to think about, liberals, as you’re stuck in the ice on your climate change crusade!
  • Hillary Fired For “Lying, Unethical Behavior” on Watergate Committee

    01/14/2014 10:08:43 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | Robert Gehl
    Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. It turns when she was an attorney working on the Watergate investigation, she was fired by her supervisor for “lying, unethical behavior.” Jerry Zeifman, who said he is a lifelong Democrat, was a supervisor for 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. When the investigation was complete, Zeifman said he fired Hillary and refused to give her a recommendation. “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of...
  • Storm Brews As DirecTV Looks To Drop The Weather Channel

    01/13/2014 8:32:07 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | January 11, 2014, updated January 13, 2014 | Jon Passantino
    The Weather Channel says it may be dropped from DirecTV’s lineup as soon as tonight when a carriage agreement between the two expires, removing the channel from some 20 million households. The network launched a campaign Saturday featuring a website and social media push encouraging viewers to contact DirecTV and members of Congress to keep the channel on the satellite provider.
  • Pot stocks light up the market

    01/07/2014 5:32:29 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 7, 2014 | Ben Rooney
    The business of legal marijuana is booming in Colorado -- and investors are catching a contact high. Yes, there are pot stocks. Nearly all of them are thinly traded penny stocks available only on over-the-counter exchanges, but shares of companies that service the growing cannabis market have been blazing in recent weeks. Medbox (MDBX) is the latest example. The company provides products and services for businesses that dispense medication, such as pharmacies. It announced plans Tuesday to tailor its products for use in recreational and medical marijuana facilities. Shares soared 65%. (Medbox, for the record, is not a penny stock....
  • HISD school bus drivers disciplined for praying after child's death

    01/05/2014 9:06:40 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    KTRK-TV (Houston TX) ^ | December 31, 2013 | Deborah Wrigley
    Houston ISD bus drivers came together to support a coworker and to protest a move by the school district. Related Content More: Free ABC13 iPhone, iPad and Android apps More: Got a story idea? Let us know! Several drivers were reprimanded for praying with that coworker, after she lost a child. In response to that -- they're praying even more. On December 16, a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car as she walked home from school in north Harris County. She would later die from her injuries. She was the daughter of an HISD bus driver, whose coworkers rallied...
  • Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal [Timely flashback from a USMC female officer]

    01/05/2014 4:33:54 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Marine Corps Gazette ^ | 2012 | CAPT Katie Petronio, USMC
    [Snip]...before the Marine Corps moves forward with this concept, should we not ask the hard questions and gain opinions of combat-experienced Marines (male and female alike) as to the purpose, the impact, and the gains from such a move? As a combat-experienced Marine officer, and a female, I am here to tell you that we are not all created equal, and attempting to place females in the infantry will not improve the Marine Corps as the Nation’s force-in-readiness or improve our national security.
  • 2013 Ratings: CNN Tops MSNBC in Total Day, But Hits 20-Year Low in Primetime

    01/03/2014 12:19:23 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | January 2, 2014 | Merrill Knox
    Jeff Zucker’s first year at the helm of CNN produced mixed results for the channel. The good news for CNN comes in total day, where the network edged out MSNBC to come in second for the first time in two years. The bad news: CNN was third in primetime, posting its lowest 8-11pmET ratings in 20 years.
  • Ohio teacher who allegedly told students US doesn't 'need another black president' suspended

    12/29/2013 6:56:14 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2013 | AP Staff
    <p>A southwest Ohio teacher who allegedly responded after a black high school freshman said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn't need another black president has been disciplined.</p> <p>The Fairfield board of education this week suspended teacher Gil Voigt (VOYT') without pay. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/1ilf5qv) that board president Dan Murray said the suspension is the first step in the termination process. The teacher has 10 days from formal notification to appeal before the school board.</p>
  • The Art of the Escape

    12/26/2013 10:07:34 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 1 replies
    NRO ^ | December 26, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    - Obama keeps fleeing the consequences of his own signature legislation - In the great tradition of American civil disobedience, President Barack Obama is defying a law. It’s just one that he himself lobbied for, signed, and lost a house of Congress over. Even Henry David Thoreau would be hard-pressed to understand this one. The famous dissenter refused to pay a tax because of his opposition to the Mexican-American War and slavery; presumably, though, he would have been willing to comply with the provisions of something called ThoreauCare.
  • Duck Soup – Left-Wing Hypocrisy Against Phil Robertson & Christianity, Not Islam

    12/26/2013 11:21:09 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 25, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    All this ballyhoo and hullabaloo about the “Duck Commander” and his biblical reference – why? The blowback and national firestorm raging in the wake of the remarks by the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty” is a stunning indictment of left-wing hypocrisy. The visceral response and resultant leftist temper tantrum gives us a revealing look behind the left’s mask of intolerant tolerance and the true objective of its “pro-homosexual” agenda. People are free to think what they want. It’s when you torture, beat, hang or burn homosexual people alive – that’s the line in the sand, that’s real “homophobia.” Where’s the A&E...
  • Former illegal immigrant used fake Social Security number, sues over job rejections

    12/12/2013 9:40:03 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 10, 2013 | Caroline May
    A Stockton, Calif. man believes his former status as an illegal immigrant, who operated under a fake Social Security number, should not have been held against him when he applied to become a correctional officer for the State of California. Monday, the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) filed suit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on behalf of Victor Guerrero, 34, against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) — which twice rejected Guerrero’s application to become a corrections officer due to his prior use of an invalid SSN — and the State Personnel Board...
  • The TSA made half a million dollars last year because you forgot your change

    12/09/2013 1:01:52 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2013 | Reid Wilson
    The next time you go through airport security, check those gray and white bins where you unload your pockets. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration collected $531,395.22 in change left behind at checkpoints. Federal law requires the TSA to report the amount of unclaimed money they keep every year to Congress. The fiscal 2012 report, obtained by The Washington Post, shows the agency collected about $499,000 in U.S. currency, and another $32,000 in foreign currency, at their checkpoints.
  • Army Eyes New Standards for Women in Combat

    12/09/2013 12:08:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 61 replies
    Military.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army general in charge of training recently wrote about the service's examination of gender neutral standards to open the infantry and other combat-arms jobs to female soldiers. The piece by Gen. Robert Cone, commander of Training and Doctrine Command, appears in the November issue of Army Magazine, the same month three female Marines made history by graduating from Marine infantry training. Last January, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered all services to open combat-arms roles to women that so far have been reserved for men.
  • PT Standards in Question for Women in Combat

    11/18/2013 10:48:36 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 92 replies
    Military.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Matthew Cox
    The Marine Corps may have to change its physical standards in order to put females in positions to one day lead infantry platoons in combat. Both the Marine Corps and the Army continue to wrestle with the mandate that former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued in January, directing the U.S. military to open hundreds of combat-arms jobs that have been closed to female servicemembers. So far, the Marines have been out ahead.
  • TSA introduces loudspeaker warnings threatening travelers with arrest for joking about security

    10/14/2013 2:20:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 14, 2013 | Staff
    Travelers who attempt to make a joke about strict security procedures at airports have been warned they face arrest. A loudspeaker announcement made by the Transport Security Administration warns the public: 'Any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.' Concerned passenger Matt Miller recorded the loudspeaker message while passing through George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.
  • Strassel: A Test of GOP Resolve on ObamaCare

    09/07/2013 11:13:01 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 30, 2013 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    ....The Affordable Care Act states clearly that all members of Congress and their staff must buy their health insurance through an ObamaCare exchange.
  • Terrorists on the Dole

    05/01/2013 1:48:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | May 1, 2013 | Staff
    "The Boston Marathon bombers hated America, but they loved the American dole. The suspects in the scheme to murder and maim innocent men, women and children were living off the generosity of the American taxpayers they hated. The Boston Herald reports that the 'brains' of the operation, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was on the Massachusetts dole with his wife, Katherine, and their 3-year-old daughter, Zahara. The parents of the Tsarnaev brothers received welfare and the accused brother, Dzhokhar, received benefits when he was a child. Taxpayer generosity to the Tsarnaev family did not end there. The city of Cambridge awarded Dzhokhar a...
  • Bombing, Aftermath Could Cost Boston Billions

    04/20/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 40 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | April 19, 2013 | Althea Chang
    The economic impact of the Boston Marathon bomb suspect manhunt could run into the billions of dollars, according to one expert, as a million city residents were stuck at home, stores were shuttered and public transit ground to a halt. Boston businesses were advised to remain closed, city employees were told to stay home or remain in place at work, vehicular traffic was limited and travel into the city via Amtrak and discount bus lines was suspended.
  • Military Draft Registration Could Come To An End

    02/25/2013 12:43:39 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | February 25, 2013 | Nathan Francis
    Military draft registration could be coming to an end as two lawmakers are on a campaign to abolish the Selective Service System. Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, and Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado, are the ones leading the charge to end military draft registration. They say the agency wastes millions of dollars each year preparing for the possibility of a military draft, The Associated Press noted.
  • Infantry Shut to Women; Do They Want It Open?

    01/14/2013 9:55:14 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Pauline Jelinek
    If or when the Pentagon lets women become infantry troops -- the country's front-line warfighters -- how many women will want to? The answer is probably not many. Interviews with a dozen female soldiers and Marines showed little interest in the toughest fighting jobs. They believe they'd be unable to do them, even as the Defense Department inches toward changing its rules to allow women in direct ground combat jobs. In fact, the Marines asked women last year to go through its tough infantry officer training to see how they would fare. Only two volunteered and both failed to complete...
  • Senate Balks at Promoting Officer Who Downed F-4

    01/10/2013 11:25:21 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Military.com ^ | 1.1.13 | Rowan Scarborough
    A Senate committee has refused to approve a promotion to admiral for a Navy officer who, as a young fighter pilot during a training mission, deliberately shot down an Air Force plane whose flier has suffered a life of pain from his forced ejection. The Senate Armed Services Committee took no confirmation vote on the nomination of Capt. Tiimothy W. Dorsey as the 112th Congress ended. Because the Senate did not act, the nomination goes back to the White House. The Navy has the option of trying to resubmit his nomination during the 113t Congress, which convened Thursday.
  • Obama would be limited in executive order on gun control

    01/09/2013 4:49:23 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 9, 2013 | Ryan Witt
    Today Vice President Joe Biden met with gun victims and safety groups as part of a continuing effort by his task force to come up with solutions to gun violence in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. The highlight of the meeting came when Biden announced that the White House is prepared to act through executive action to implement gun control measures. Biden stated...
  • Media myths on ‘assault weapons’ and ‘semiautomatic firearms’

    12/17/2012 6:08:49 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    If gun-control advocates and our media want to have a conversation about government restrictions on gun ownership, I think that’s fine. Debating more issues, rather than fewer, is probably good for our politics. But the conversation about guns needs to be a bit more factually precise. Today’s New York Times story on the AR-15 has a lot of good information and aims to be balanced, but the story still manages to perpetuate many of the most stubborn myths about rifles. Some points I would like to make in response:
  • Few female Marines step forward for infantry

    11/28/2012 1:45:12 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2012 | Kristia Wong
    Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September. Only two of about 80 eligible female Marines have volunteered for the course -- a grueling, three-month advanced regimen conducted at Quantico, Va., that was opened to women to research their performance. Of the two female volunteers, one washed out on the first day, along with 26 of the107 men, and the other dropped out two weeks later for medical reasons, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
  • National Dance for Obama GOTV effort draws only 12 dancers in NYC

    11/05/2012 9:50:43 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 3, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Today was National Dance for Obama Day, in which flash mobs were organized as part of a get out the vote effort in numerous cities. The weekend before Election Day, we’re turning up the heat and encouraging people to get out and vote with flash mobs across the country. In Manhattan, the flash mob took place at Herald Square, 34th Street and 6th Avenue in the heart of Midtown far from the chaos elsewhere in the city. Nonetheless, only about 12 dancers showed up in this GOTV effort.
  • Obama and Hurricane Sandy – The Election Strategy

    10/30/2012 4:28:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    Live & Local.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Bill Hitchcock
    Obama and Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy has already impacted the campaigning for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. But is it going to affect the elections? Indications are that the ground work is already being laid to blame Hurricane Sandy on poor turnout and undesired results. “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
  • Hurricane Sandy’s Message to America

    10/30/2012 2:04:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | October 26, 2012 | Alan Caruba
    When Mother Nature demonstrates her extraordinary power, I always hope that people will draw a lesson from it, but they never seem to. Hurricane Sandy is just the latest example of the futility and foolishness of thinking that humans can do anything about a hurricane or similar demonstration of who is really in charge. It is the planet. Not us.
  • Justice Department Gives Hiring Priority to the Clinically Insane and Intellectually Disabled

    10/30/2012 10:09:07 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    Moonbattery.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Dave Blount
    You don’t have to be black, Muslim, or homosexual to get ahead through government employment. You can also be a dwarf, clinically insane, or just really, really dumb. A piece that came out in PJ Tatler last August sheds some light on the quality of personnel in the Injustice Department.
  • Cast Defends Timing of Film on Bin Laden Raid

    10/27/2012 2:36:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | John Carucci
    The team behind the television movie "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden" is saying the film was not recut to give a starring role to President Barack Obama two days before the presidential election. National Geographic Channels CEO David Lyle says the film was indeed recut - but to show less footage of the president than an earlier version of the film.