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  • Sarah Palin Should Not Run For President

    01/30/2015 4:54:59 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 88 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 30, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Sarah Palin made headlines last weekend when she said she was interested in running for President. Palin has been an important part of the Tea Party and conservative movements in this country since she came onto the scene in 2008. Nobody on the right throws red meat to a crowd quite like Palin. Her ability to sarcastically tear down liberal sacred cows is second only to Rush Limbaugh. Best of all she drives liberals up a wall. They hate her more than any other conservative in this country, including George W. Bush and Limbaugh. Watching liberals fall to pieces over...
  • Open Carry Activists in Texas Gain Ground

    01/30/2015 4:38:32 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry activists at the State Capitol in Austin. The movement to restore open carry to Texas has heated up in the last year and a half. It arguably accelerated with C.J. Grisham being accosted by a police officer in rural Bell County. An army veteran whose family owns thousands of acres in Bell county, Grisham was eventually convicted of "interfering with police duties" after a second jury trial. He is paying a $2,000 fine. On the installment plan. In nickles. The results are still under appeal. Many who have watched the video of the event think the police...
  • TGIF Toons

    01/30/2015 3:00:04 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears

    01/30/2015 1:50:30 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 14 replies
    JihadWatch.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears Tom RuttenThe exchange below is yet another example of how one side of the debate about Sharia and jihad is trying to have a rational discussion, while the other responds only with slogans and smears. A woman in California responded to my call yesterday to write to NP3 High School principal Tom Rutten. She then received the email below, which is drearily predictable with its cries of “hate” and lack of specific response to any of the concerns she raised. She kindly forwarded this response to me, and...
  • Dems Threaten To Block Action On Homeland-Immigration Bill [Schumer: They Like ISIS More!]

    01/29/2015 8:41:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID ESPO
    Dems Threaten To Block Action On Homeland-Immigration Bill DAVID ESPO WASHINGTON Senate Democrats threatened Thursday to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obama's key immigration policies. (Snip) But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats are not willing to go along, and blasted Republicans in unusually strong terms. "They seem to dislike the idea of supporting homeland security. They dislike dreamers more than they dislike ISIS," he said.
  • Resist the Lynch Nomination [National Review Editorial Board Demands NO Vote On Lynch]

    01/29/2015 7:02:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | January 29, 2015
    JANUARY 29, 2015 Resist the Lynch Nomination By The Editors In November, just days after the American electorate gave Republicans strong majorities in both chambers of Congress, President Obama thumbed his nose at several million voters by issuing an executive order effectively granting amnesty to 5 millionplus immigrants residing in the United States illegally. That lawless action was, naturally, supported by Attorney General Eric Holder, whose primary contribution as head of the Department of Justice for six years has been to grant specious legal imprimatur to the presidents various usurpations of legislative power. Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern...
  • AZ Republic roughs up Jeff Flake in lovers spat

    01/29/2015 5:18:18 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Hollywood divorces are sensational news though they occur with enough regularity to render them humdrum. Theres always a peroxide blonde dumper or dumpee grabbing the headlines. When the split occurs on the political front and the dumper is the states newspaper of record, the news is even more compelling. In this case the blonde is Sen. Jeff Flake who is getting something far less than the royal treatment from the Arizona Republic not once, but twice, within 24 hours. On Saturday Jan. 24, the newspaper drew a parallel between Flake and Obama in a report that must have sent...
  • Obamas Policy Proposals are the Opposite of Tax Reform

    01/29/2015 4:29:42 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/15 | Alan Joel
    Obamas version of tax reform is unrealistic and firmly rooted in his vision of middle class economics, wealth redistribution Obama has consistently talked about how he is for tax reform all during his presidency. But clearly, he has no idea what that even means. True tax reform is a mechanism that produces a cleaner and clearer tax code. A great example of this was the 1986 IRC reform, where Reagan set the highest rate at 28% in exchange for eliminating massive amounts of tax shelters and gimmicks. Obamas cluelessness on the topic was evident during the State of the Union,...
  • 2016: Scott Walker versus The Establishment

    01/29/2015 4:27:56 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    It has been a long time since we've seen any candidate that truly stood with the Constitution. What we need is another Calvin Coolidge. . . and his name is Scott Walker This writer has already established that Scott Walker is the best candidate to represent the Republican Party for President of the United States. He is fearless, stands on his principles, and in the State of Wisconsin, as governor, he endured attacks by the left and the labor unions that put him in a position to face three elections in four years. . . and Scott Walker prevailed, in...
  • Securing America

    01/29/2015 4:24:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/15 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    National Defense Briefs: (Editors Note: National Defense Briefs is a series aimed at informing readers with timely U.S. military and homeland security news updates, trends, definitions, and short commentaries. Canada Free Press highlights the National Defense Briefs that matter.) U.S. State Department officials met Jan. 28, 2015 with the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi a day after the committees chairman, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), complained about resistance [from the White House] and vowed to ratchet up his inquiry.to schedule interviews with up to 22 potential witnesses who work for the State Department or have knowledge of the...
  • The American Sniper culture war

    01/29/2015 4:22:30 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Lt. Col. Bill Conner
    American Sniper gives hope that the America we know will win out in the end. As much as the left would like you to believe it, Chris Kyle was not a bloodthirsty warmonger; he was a noble warrior who fought to defend his fellow troops, watched over the lives of his brothers, and advanced the cause of (eventual) peace. This is where the true success of American Sniper comes to light. Pete Hyseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans of America and an Iraq combat veteran With the record-shattering success of the Clint Eastwood-directed movie American Sniper, we are all experiencing...
  • Without Obama We would Never Know.

    01/29/2015 4:20:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/15 | Leigh Bravo
    The American people have been lied to over and over and over again by this President and members of the Democratic party.... Its time for a change If it were not for President Obama and Democrats, would you know that the Taliban is not a terrorist organization but just an armed insurgency? The Taliban shotMalala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Pakistani child advocate for girls education, in the face because she simply wanted an education. Then how could we forget the December attack in Pakistan where the Taliban killed 145 people, mostly children in their school uniforms. What about the story of...
  • Attn. Media: Low Life Scum Code Pink Allied with Terrorists, Obama and Democrats

    01/29/2015 3:49:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sen. John McCain is right. Code Pink protesters are low-life scum as he called them Thursday morning when the group disrupted a Senate hearing to protest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khamenei, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban. These are some of the terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism Code Pink has given political, financial and/or material aid to since the groups founding in late 2002. All that time Code Pink has also worked with and funded the Democratic Party,...
  • Russian Forces to Exercise in Baltic After Lithuania Publishes Manual on How to Deal With Invasion

    Russias entire Baltic Fleet, as well as air and land forces, will conduct drills this weekend in and around Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday. The Baltic Fleet includes more than 50 destroyers, corvettes, missile ships, landing ships, minesweepers and other vessels. The exercise will prepare the fleet for battle readiness, conducting damage control and anti-sabotage maneuvers, the Defense Ministry said. A separate Ministry of Defense statement said air- and land-based troops would conduct simultaneous exercises in the Kaliningrad region. At the final stage of training at the sites in the Kaliningrad region, units of the Baltic...
  • Report: United States kept secret its chemical weapons finds in Iraq

    01/29/2015 2:42:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 45 replies
    CNN.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Dana Ford
    The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting. In an article published late Tuesday, the newspaper says it found 17 American servicemembers and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to mustard or nerve agents after 2003. They were reportedly given inadequate care and told not to talk about what happened. "From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam...
  • One of "Taliban 5" Released in Bergdahl Trade has Returned to Terrorism

    01/29/2015 2:19:55 PM PST · by rightistight · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/29/15 | Aurelius
    Despite promising that most detainees released from Guantanamo Bay live quietly and do not return to terrorism, at least one of the so-called Taliban Five, who were released by the Obama Administration in exchange for alleged-deserter Bowe Bergdahl, has returned to terrorist activities. We are now learning that at least one of these men has returned to a life of terrorism, reported CNNs Jake Tapper this evening. Barbara Starr, a Pentagon Corespondent, then stated that she has learned that the government will not release the name of the terrorist, but that he has contacted militants to either offer support, join...
  • Knife Owners Protection Act Filed in Congress

    01/29/2015 2:17:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Congressman Matt Salmon from Arizona has filed the Knife Owners Protection Act (KOPA) in the 2015 session of Congress. KOPA would extend to knives the protections afforded to firearm owners in the Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA) of 1986. If a person may legally own a knife where he started his travel, and may legally own it where at the end point, he would be protected in possessing it at points in between. From H.R. 419(pdf): (a) IN GENERAL.Notwithstanding any provision of8 any law or any rule or regulation of the United States,9 or of a State...
  • American Sniper thrills audiences in Iraq

    01/29/2015 1:50:37 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 16 replies
    NYPOST.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Chris Perez
    Moviegoers in Baghdad were on the edge of their seats while watching American Sniper as the controversial war drama thrilled audiences in Iraq, where much of the film is set. When the sniper was hesitating to shoot [the child holding the RPG in the films first scene], everyone was yelling, Just shoot him! Gaith Mohammed told the Global Post, adding that his theater was packed. Some people watching were just concentrating, but others were screaming, F-ck, shoot him! He has an IED, dont wait for permission!! Since the movies release, many people have objected to the films portrayal of...
  • Obama, His Attorney General nominee and the Congress

    01/29/2015 12:59:59 PM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 29, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Jonathan Turley, a legal scholar, constitutionalist and liberal in the old fashioned sense, considers Obama themost anti-Constitution President in recent memory. Excerpts from his prepared testimony on Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, are provided below.Note that at the conclusion of his prepared testimony, Mr. Turley argues that in considering a nominee, the Senate shouldsolicit the nominee's views on the department's past behavior and seek firm commitments to reform what needs to be reformed.Based on what I have read of the confirmation hearings, the present nominee's answers have been less than forthcoming and her commitments have been, at best,...
  • TX: Campus Carry Has Senate Support

    01/29/2015 12:20:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill to reduce defenseless victim zones on establishments of higher learning has been introduced in the Texas legislature. It is commonly known as a "campus carry" bill, SB11. SB11 has 19 of 20 Republican senators as authors. They are; Birdwell | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | Eltife | Estes | Fraser | Hall | Hancock | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Nichols | Perry | Schwertner | Seliger | Taylor, Larry | Taylor, Van. There are only 31 senators in the Texas senate, so a majority of senators already agree with the bill. The...
  • Obama ad Nauseum

    01/29/2015 11:12:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/15 | Alan Caruba
    Between a President who lies about global warming, climate change, a Congress composed mostly of lawyers who are clueless about the actual science, the best we can hope for is a Republican Party determined to rein in the EPA I made a promise to myself that I would not write about President Obamas State of the Union speech because that would require me to watch him deliver it. Like many others I can barely watch him under any circumstance because, to my mind, that means having to watch a psychopathic liar. The problem with that is that he is the...
  • The moochers won in Greece

    01/29/2015 11:06:03 AM PST · by Starman417 · 41 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-29-15 | Robert H. Lee
    Syriza, the neo-communist party led by Alexis Tsipras, has won the elections in Greece. The party is a collection of Marxists, Socialists, Maoists, Trotskyites and Greenies. In other words, Syriza is the party of the moochers. They oppose the austerity measures that the troika of the EU, European Central Bank and the IMF imposed on them in exchange for loans. The Greeks, who cheated their way into the EU, are fed up with the austerity measures. They remind me of someone who maxed out his credit card and had to depend on his relatives to save him from bankruptcy. As...
  • Muslim Infiltration

    01/29/2015 11:00:10 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/29/15 | John Velisek
    To what extent can political correctness or a misguided sense of obligatory deference contribute to the destruction of this country? Low information voters and others who pride themselves on a lifetime of acquiring something for nothing have no interest in and no appreciation of the rights provided them by the Founders of this Nation or the dangers posed by our enemies. For inseparable from those individual rights is individual responsibility which is anathema to those who cherish entitlement over opportunity. And where do the leaders of our government, from the top on down, stand on the American public mistrusting those...
  • Common Core Report Cards Now Grading Children on "Sensitivity to Others"

    01/29/2015 10:13:03 AM PST · by rightistight · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/29/15 | Aurelius
    Common Core-aligned report cards are now grading students based on their sensitivity to others, as well as grit and gratitude across California. Instead of having standard grades based on students proficiency in classes alone, these detailed reports now report whether students are sensitive and assigns them a grade. At Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary School, for grit, gratitude, and sensitivity toward others, students will now receive one of four possible grades: A for almost always, O for often, S for sometimes, and R for rarely. Other districts, such as Sacramento City Unified, have a similar grading scheme, but is a scale...
  • Is Pennsylvania AG and Democrat thug Kathleen Kane on her way to federal prison?

    01/29/2015 9:10:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After an exhaustive eight month investigation, Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvanias Democrat Girl Wonder Attorney General may finally be facing the criminal charges she so richly deserves. A Grand Jury has recommended Kane be indicted for perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction of justice. While these crimes are serious when lodged against an ordinary public servant, they are bombshell quality when brought against a sitting State Attorney General. The charges stem from allegations that Kane leaked Grand Jury confidential memos in an effort to embarrass her Republican political enemies. Among those enemies was Tom Corbett who was the then State AG...
  • Greenfield: Muslims are Not a Minority

    01/29/2015 8:45:43 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, July 25, 2013 Muslims are Not a Minority Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The most persistent myth of the Western Dhimmi narrative is that Muslims are a minority and must receive special protection and accommodation. But Muslims are not a minority. There are 1.5 billion Sunni Muslims worldwide, outweighing Catholics as the next largest religious faction at 1.1 billion and Hindus at 1 billion. They are still a minority of the overall population in Western countries, but a demographically trending majority. In the UK more people attend mosques than the Church of England, that makes...
  • Michelle Obama, Headscarves & Hippos. In The Soup.

    01/29/2015 7:26:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-29-2015 | MOTUS
    Well heres the verdict from the Newspaper of record, its another case of much ado about nothing: Michelle Obama Praised for Bold Stand She Didnt Take in Saudi Arabia. So were officially bored with the story now that archival evidence has emerged of not just former Secretaries of State, Madeline Albright and Condoleezza Rice meeting with the King of Saudi Arabia sans headscarf, butt - quelle surprise! former SOS and president-in-waiting herself:Did you have a question Abdul?My favorite headshot from the archives though has to be Nancy Pelosi from 2007, because you can tell that shes been recently plastered....
  • Libya attack kills former Sierra Vista man. Berry a 2000 graduate from Tombstone

    01/29/2015 6:25:37 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    A U.S. Marine veteran who grew up in Sierra Vista was one of nine people killed in Libya by a gunman in an apparent attack by the Islamic State. David Berry, a 34 year-old combat veteran who was working for a Virginia-based security contractor, was the sole American who died in Tuesdays attack. Berry grew up and spent most of his early life in Sierra Vista, attending Buena High School and graduating from Tombstone High School in 2000. He enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately after high school and earned promotions to become a gunnery sergeant. He was deployed to...
  • Obamacare Costs Continue To Increase

    01/29/2015 5:17:55 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 9 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 29, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Millions of Americans are about to get their first taste of the Obamacare tax. Last year the tax penalty for failing to buy private health insurance is $95 or 1% of income, whichever is greater. Because the media hyped the $95 end of the tax, millions of people are unaware that their taxes are more likely to increase far more. The tax increases to $325 or 2% this year, it increases further in 2016. For many taxpayers, its going to be a rude awakening when they discover that Obamacare is going to cost them in tax much more than they...
  • CA: Thomas Greer as example; Do not Talk to Reporters after a Shooting

    01/29/2015 5:12:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Daily Mail via Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Thomas Greer gained fame in July of this year by making some imprudent statements to reporters. He had shot one of a pair of burglars that had assaulted him in his home. He said that the woman that he killed, Andrea Miller, had told him that she was pregnant as a ruse to gain advantage and prevent him from shooting her. Greer is 80 years old, and had his collar bone broken in the assault. From the dailymail.co.uk: Thomas Greer is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury, according to...
  • Quotes of the day

    01/28/2015 10:41:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    She says shes interested in running for president, but Sarah Palin is not backing that interest up with action I see no activity, no hires, no grassroots, and there is no structure to the volunteer organization for Palin that existed four years ago, said Craig Bergman, a Republican consultant who worked with the Organize4Palin group in Iowa in 2011. Myrna Beeber, who oversaw 11 counties as a regional coordinator for the group in 2011, attended Palins speech in Des Moines on Saturday and said she still counts herself among Palins supporters. But she hasnt been in touch with anyone about...
  • 3 reasons Ferguson decision not a surprise; 3 options left to Brown family

    01/28/2015 9:32:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jethro Mullen
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)After a grand jury decided in November not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, many shifted their attention to a federal investigation into the killing. But on Wednesday, officials told CNN that federal investigators didn't find enough evidence and that Justice Department prosecutors won't recommend civil rights charges against Wilson. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has the final say in the matter, has said he will announce his decision before he leaves office, which is expected to be by the spring. The news that emerged Wednesday is likely to upset those...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Why Im Jittery About SCOTUS On Marriage

    01/28/2015 6:26:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Dish ^ | January 22, 2015 | Andrew Sullivan
    I was too sick to grapple with the recently revealed fact that the Supreme Court is going to decide some foundational issues with respect to marriage equality this spring and summer. And maybe because Ive spent so long worrying about a premature decision that I cannot quite believe that the Fourteenth Amendment will find one more minority to protect. The power of the language and arguments in the Windsor decision would be very hard to take back, and with 36 states now offering marriage equality, the ruling would not be another Roe (theres already a budding national majority for equal...
  • Democrat and Republican politicians are working together to support the NSA, War, Spending...

    01/28/2015 4:54:30 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 2 replies
    When Paul Martin was paying down our debt & creating surpluses in Canada, Bush was giving the US a war debt. #CdnPolipic.twitter.com/BvA5JrrDus Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) January 19, 2015 Mo Brooks: Republicans Back NSA Spying, Only Voted Against It To Avoid Campaign Attacks Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told constituents on Tuesday that many Republicans in fact supported the National Security Agency's domestic spying programs, and had only recently opposed a measure to scale back the agency's broad data surveillance in order to avoid attracting primary challengers and attacks. Speaking at a town hall in Morgan County, Brooks -- who...
  • Obamas Proposed Capital Gains Rate Hikes Will Hurt the Economy

    01/28/2015 3:30:42 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/15 | Alan Joel
    Raising the capital gains rate will put a stranglehold on risk taking and available capital President Obama just told the country during his State of the Union address that he is going to increase the capital gains rate again in order to raise revenue for new spending programs. Given that Obama already knows that raising the capital gains rate actually REDUCES revenue, we are left with a President who believes that we can pay for increased spending by reducing revenue. He acknowledged this in 2008 during a televised debate against Hillary Clinton, but went on to state that rates should...
  • In Defense of Sarah Palin

    01/28/2015 2:18:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Weekly Standard's The Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    Matt Lewis has a column today over at the Daily Beast headlined, "You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin: Its time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska governors critics always had a point." I don't really disagree with much of what Matt says when it comes to noting that Palin's speaker-circuit pandering and Hee-Haw witticisms have become cringe-worthyspeaking as a Christian, I was pretty dissappointed last year when Palin referred to waterboarding as baptism for terrorists. As usual, Matt makes some very good points so I encourage you to read his column. However,...
  • BATF Pistol Brace Letter and Irrational Law

    01/28/2015 2:11:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Properly installed arm brace at Sig Sauer booth at the Shot show. On 16 January, just before the Shot Show, the BATF published an open letter on the subject of "The Redesign of "Stabilizing Braces". The letter was supposed to "clarify" the increasingly muddy, irrational, and stupid law. A combination of the thwarted original intent of the legislation, combined with continued bureaucratic desires to "grow the rice bowl*" and the irrational belief of disarmists that any additional regulation is good, not matter what, has resulted in our arrival at this point. The National Firearms act regulation of short barreled...
  • Huckabee brings his celebrity back to Iowa, but his presidential pitch is still in the works

    01/28/2015 1:58:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Debrief Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Costa
    WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa When former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee walked into Walnut Creek Church here on Sunday night, fresh off his gleaming navy-blue bus, he was greeted by the crowd of suburban evangelicals as a visiting celebrity rather than a 2016 presidential candidate. Waiting in line to get their copies of the Republicans latest book signed, a handful of the attendees shared recollections of Huckabees spunky 2008 bid for the White House, when he won the Iowa caucuses and seven more states before bowing out. But most of the conversations focused on Fox News, where Huckabee had been perched...
  • Univ. of Penn Offers "Wasting Time on the Internet" Class Taught by "Robotic Erotica" Professor

    01/28/2015 1:16:08 PM PST · by rightistight · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/28/15 | Aurelius
    The University of Pennyslvania is now offering a Wasting Time on the Internet class that will earn students credit. The class, literally named Wasting Time on the Internet, is being taught by Professor Kenneth Goldsmith this Spring 2015 semester. In 2010, Professor Goldsmith also taught Uncreative Writing: Robotic Erotica/Erotic Robotics: Scribing a Non-Expresssive [sic] Sexuality. Goldsmith writes for his new class that students will be required to stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots, social media and listservs. Distraction, multi-tasking, and aimless drifting is mandatory, the description adds.
  • PM: Slovakia is Christian, No to Muslims and Mosques

    01/28/2015 1:14:43 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    "Since Slovakia is a Christian country, we cannot tolerate an influx of 300,000-400,000 Muslim immigrants who would like to start building mosques all over our land and trying to change the nature, culture and values ​​of the state," said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico. Slovakia is the country that had its commemorative Euro coin depicting two Christian saints, Cyril and Methodius, at first rejected by the European Commission, which told Bratislava it would need to re-design the coins and remove Christian symbols, including halos and a cross-adorned stole. Eventually the Slovakia Euro was issued with halos and crosses. This...
  • Film narrator: Obamas missed calling

    01/28/2015 12:15:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The American public should encourage Obama to take up a new occupation as a voiceover artist What does it take to be a great narrator for documentaries? The ability to read a teleprompter with conviction. While the majority of Americans may not believe that President Obama has the last quality in hand, most will agree that the first is his best attribute. He is a teleprompter reader par excellence. Though it may be a useful skill, it doesnt take the place of being a leader, even a poor one. The latest attempt by the president to convince citizens that climate...
  • Tsunami of stupid strikes the US this morning

    01/28/2015 11:04:10 AM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-28-15 | DrJohn
    A tsunami struck the country this morning. A tsumani of stupid. I wasn't sure what to do with it all, so here are some of the best bits. Politico makes an issue of Huckabee complaining that women at Fox News swear while at work, apparently referring to them as "trashy." My gosh, this is worse than locker-room talk, Huckabee continued. As we would say in the South, thats just trashy. Neither Huckabee nor Politico seems to have met Hillary, who is said to swear "like a sailor." Sara Nelson writes about the book in Tuesday's New York Post, revealing the...
  • MN: Councilman with Gun acts, defends Colleagues

    01/28/2015 10:35:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In the dramatic video from inside the New Hope, Minnesota city council chambers, one of the council members reacts to the sound of gunfire outside of the doors by drawing his own weapon and preparing to defend his colleagues. Link to video: It is clear that the council member on the left of the screen has considered this sort of scenario, and is mentally prepared. Immediately after the shots are fired, you hear a voice saying, "Get down!, Get down!". As the video progresses, and shows the councilman with the handgun on the left, it is clear that he...
  • An Auschwitz Anniversary

    01/28/2015 8:39:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/15 | Alan Caruba
    Auschwitz is not some place that existed a long time ago. It was yesterday There was some serious irony when U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew gathered together with French President Francois Hollande and a Russian delegation led by Sergei Ivanov, Putins chief of staff, along with leaders from Germany and Austria to participate in the January 27 ceremony commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945 by Russian troops. I suspect that an entire generation or two born after that year, 70 years ago, may have little or no knowledge of what Auschwitz was. It was a Nazi death camp...
  • The Michelle Obama Valerie Jarrett Publicity Hound Tag Team

    01/28/2015 8:37:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Every girls life matters to Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett only so long as those lives can be exploited for publicity Are first lady Michelle Obama and her mentor Valerie Jarrett, who is her husbands senior advisor, complicit in a publicity stunt making it appear that they champion womens rights? While Michelle Obama seized the spotlight by not wearing a head scarf when meeting with Saudi officials in Riyadh yesterday, Jarrett was sending out this message on Twitter: Every girls life matters. Every woman should be able to go about her day and be safe and treated with respect. The...
  • Obama and Historic Snow Jobs

    01/28/2015 7:58:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-28-2015 | MOTUS
    What can I say; sometimes the predictions are just wrong.That doesnt always stop us from pretending that our prediction was more accurate than it really was:It appears that the model used to forecast New Yorks Snowmageddon II was just wrong. A National Weather Service official says the agency will evaluate its storm modeling after a storm that was predicted to dump a foot or more of snow on many parts of New Jersey and the Philadelphia region delivered far less than that. So, using the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) instead of the U.S. Global Forecast System (GFS)...
  • Ten times more Americans than first est will lose employer-based health ins under Obamacare: CBO

    01/28/2015 6:02:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The latest data on Obamacare analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office shows that 10 million Americans are likely to lose their employer-based insurance by 2021 as companies dump their workers onto the Obamacare exchanges. That's 10 times the number originally projected by the CBO. About 1 of every 16 workers will be affected. The latest CBO report has not garnered a lot of attention, even though it contains the modestly good news that Obamacare is not costing as much as the CBO thought it would in 2010. That said, another reason the left and the administration may not be touting...
  • ND: Gun Law Reform Introduced

    01/28/2015 5:49:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An omnibus gun law reform bill has been introduced in North Dakota by Representative Roscoe Streyle, from Minot. The bill, HB 1241(pdf), would bring into law many reforms that have proven popular in other states. Among the reforms in the bill: 1. The restrictions on the use of legal gun mufflers and short barreled rifles for hunting would be removed. These restrictions never made any sense, and are being eliminated all over the country. 35 states do not prevent the use of gun mufflers for hunting; no legislative purpose for the heavy handed restrictions on gun mufflers has been...
  • Liberal Sports Medias Odd Morality

    01/28/2015 5:29:35 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 44 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 28, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Lance Armstrong is back in the news again. I learned this from my pastor, Dr. David Murray, and his blog yesterday. Youll recall Armstrong won 7 Tour de France cycling titles while on steroids. He basically acknowledges that hes sorry he got caught but would do it all again. Dr. Murrays focus is on repentance, trying to apply it to our own lives which can be difficult in light of the fact that Armstrong isnt a Christian. Lance Armstrong has always been an odd character. He was involved in a sport that no one in America cares about except the...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    01/28/2015 5:15:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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