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  • Turkey Closes Down 626 [Private] Schools, Erdogan in Emergency Meetings [ed]

    07/20/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Staff | Staff
    Turkish state media say authorities are acting to close down 626 private schools and other educational establishments, in the latest step of a crackdown after last week's attempted coup. The schools are linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who set up a network of schools across Turkey to promote his teachings.
  • US offers help to investigate coup attempt in Turkey

    07/17/2016 5:00:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 7/16/16 | Iran Press TV
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  • Erdogan is seen as a president who abuses office to benefit his family and cronies

    07/17/2016 3:32:39 AM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 16 July 2016 | MARK ALMOND
    The Ł400 million palace of Turkey’s President Erdogan is the biggest in the world. It is also a monstrosity. Thirty times the size of the White House, all the seats of government of Turkey’s Nato allies could be contained inside its vast marble halls and endless corridors. No wonder the sprawling modernist structure is compared to the People’s Palace built by Romania’s dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. It actually looks more like a massive public lavatory. Saddam himself would blanch at the silk wallpaper in the bathrooms, the cabinets displaying gold inlaid glasses that cost Ł250 each, and the 63 lifts. The...
  • Turkey's last hope dies

    07/16/2016 11:42:44 AM PDT · by rxsid · 72 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 07/16/2016 | Ralph Peters
    Turkey's last hope dies By Ralph Peters Published July 16, 2016 Friday night’s failed coup was Turkey’s last hope to stop the Islamization of its government and the degradation of its society. Reflexively, Western leaders rushed to condemn a coup attempt they refused to understand. Their reward will be a toxic Islamist regime at the gates of Europe. Our leaders no longer do their basic homework.The media relies on experts-by-Wikipedia. Except for PC platitudes, our schools ignore the world beyond our shores. Deluged with unreliable information, citizens succumb to the new superstitions of the digital age. So a great country...
  • Car bomb hits home of Iran envoy in Yemen, one dead

    12/03/2014 4:51:32 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    maktoob news ^ | 31 minutes ago
    Yemeni security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb which struck the residence of Iran's ambassador in Sanaa. At least one person was killed and 17 wounded Wednesday when a car bomb struck the residence of Iran's ambassador in Yemen, where Tehran is accused of backing Shiite militia.Ambassador Hassan Sayed Nam was not at home when the attack took place in the diplomatic district of Hada in the capital Sanaa, according to a security official. The son of a guard at the residence was killed, according to an interior ministry statement given by the official Saba news agency....
  • Did Putin Plan the Odessa Massacre?

    05/13/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT · by AU72 · 109 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2014 | Robert Zubrin
    In 1943, having murdered most of the Jewish population of the occupied portions of the Soviet Union, the Nazis launched a campaign to exterminate the Slavs as well. As part of this effort, Nazi SS units under the command of Himmler protégé Jochem Peiper (who later achieved infamy in the West as well for his massacre of captured GIs at Malmedy during the Battle of the Bulge) systematically rounded up Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarussian villagers, herded them into their churches, blocked the doors, and set them ablaze. Over a thousand such massacres were perpetrated, and the memory of these horrific...
  • The Conspiracists (Book Review: Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation...)

    04/30/2014 5:09:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | Vol. 36 No. 9 · 8 May 2014 | Richard J. Evans
    The Conspiracists Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich’s Enduring Mystery by Benjamin Carter Hett Oxford, 413 pp, Ł18.09, February, ISBN 978 0 19 932232 9 You are invited to read this free book review from the London Review of Books. Subscribe now to access every article from every fortnightly issue of the London Review of Books, including the entire LRB archive of over 12,500 essays and reviews. Conspiracy theories cluster around violent and unexpected political events. The sudden death of a head of state, the assassination of a government minister, a bomb attack on a building or...
  • Meet the Obama-supporting Leftists Who Faked Hate Crimes at Oberlin College

    08/22/2013 7:40:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 22, 2013 | Nathan Harden - Fix Editor
    Meet the Obama-supporting Leftists Who Faked Hate Crimes at Oberlin College The Daily Caller has an incredible story today, revealing the truth behind the alleged spree of “hate crimes” that took place at Oberlin College earlier this year. Tuns out, the whole affair was an elaborate hoax, carried out by a pair of radical left-wing Democrats, who are outspoken supporters of president Obama. Chuck Ross reports for the DC: One of the two students removed from Oberlin College earlier this year for allegedly circulating virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus is an ardent leftist and committed supporter of...
  • Turkey Ergenekon trial: Ex-army chief Basbug gets life

    08/05/2013 6:13:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | August 5, 2013
    Turkey's former armed forces chief has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government, after five years of trials involving officers, lawyers, writers and journalists. Gen Ilker Basbug was among dozens of people convicted of involvement in the so-called Ergenekon plot. Critics of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have accused him of staging show trials to eliminate his enemies. His supporters say the trials have pushed the military out of politics. Verdicts are being read out one by one at a specially constructed courtroom in Istanbul. Twenty-one people have been acquitted and some 40 convicted so far, including...
  • The neo-Nazi scourge of today’s Democrat Party and Al Franken

    05/28/2013 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Rich P · 8 replies ^ | 05/28/13 | Rick Adams
    The Daily Caller’s 05/17/13 report, “Flashback: Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012,” exposes the moral bankruptcy of the left, as those leaders demanded an expansion of the current administration’s on-going anti-democratic efforts. Al Franken, Chuck Schumer, and other liberal Democrats penned a letter on March 12, 2012, calling on the IRS to cap the amount of political spending by groups they deemed masquerading as “social welfare organizations.” The group stated that the lack of clarity in the IRS rules allowed some political groups to improperly claim 501(c) 4 status, thereby allowing donors to these groups to...
  • Will the Middle East explosion by Herr Obama's "Reichstag fire?"

    09/19/2012 9:08:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    On February 27, 1933 at about 9:25 PM a fire in Germany’s Reichstag building was detected. The Reichstag building was the assembly place for the German Parliament. After a brief “investigation” Adolph Hitler’s Nazis, who had already begun to take control of Germany, arranged the arrest of a Dutch Communist who was charged with the arson. The fire and the destruction it brought was blamed on this handy scape goat, and Herr Hitler then pointed to him and used the fire as a reason for demanding dictatorial powers over Germany. Civil liberties soon started to disappeared and mass arrests of...
  • Obama urges tighter background checks on gun buyers after Aurora massacre

    07/25/2012 10:16:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 25, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    In his broadest remarks on gun control yet in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, President Barack Obama called late Wednesday for tougher background checks designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. "A lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals -- that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities," the president, who has called for reimposing the Assault Weapons Ban, said in a speech to the National Urban...
  • (Obama Supported) 'Occupy' protesters suspected of throwing smoke bomb over White House fence

    01/17/2012 6:45:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/2012 | fox news
    The Secret Service was responding Tuesday night to an escalating protest that may have involved a smoke bomb being thrown over the White House fence. An estimated 1,000 protesters have gathered. No arrests have been made, but authorities are on alert. The tense scene outside the White House follows an earlier protest on the West Lawn of the Capitol, in which several hundred protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement decried the influence of corporate money in politics and voice myriad other grievances. Organizers had touted the rally, known as Occupy Congress, as the largest national gathering of Occupy...
  • Well-dressed gunman shatters Occupy Houston: Fires 15 rounds, points weapon at female protestor

    11/21/2011 10:48:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Houston Culture Map ^ | November 21, 2011 | Tyler Rudick
    Violence broke out at Occupy Houston's Tranquility Park site Monday evening. A gunman armed with a .40-caliber rifle shot approximately 15 rounds into the air and into the park's fountains before being shot twice by Houston Police officers patrolling the area. He was taken into custody. Witnesses say the gunman — a twentysomething male in a dark suit with a white shirt — entered the park through a stairwell at Bagby and Rusk. Walking towards the Occupy Houston site, the man fired several rounds towards the sky and started heading towards the fountains. Several protestors approached nearby police officers, who...
  • Modern Dallas coming to grips with Kennedy assassination (Barf Alert)

    11/21/2011 10:35:35 PM PST · by Lattero · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/22/2011 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Those organizing the 50th anniversary event — many of whom, like Longford, are not from Dallas or were born after 1963 — say they are not capitalizing on memories of Camelot. They want to show the world how far "Big D," the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country, has come from its days as a conservative outpost of big-haired socialites, oil tycoons and cowboys. "People arrive and expect to see people walking down the street in cowboy hats," said Phillip Jones, head of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Instead, they find a city with the sixth-largest gay and lesbian...
  • Possible Showdown Looms Between City, Protesters Ahead Of Zuccotti Park Cleaning

    10/13/2011 10:48:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | October 13, 2011
    Friday morning could be the beginning of the end of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration. On Thursday, Brookfield Office Management employees were passing out notices to protesters, who have been camped out for 26 days, saying that tarps, sleeping bags and tents are all prohibited in the park, as is lying on the ground and on benches when it becomes an interference for others. CBS 2 learned late Thursday night the protestors are preparing in case they cannot base their operations out of Zuccotti Park anymore. They are now encouraging people to occupy Tompkins Square Park in the East Village....
  • Pak terror tipster’s ‘never been wrong' (BOLO Jude Kenan Mohammad, muslim...)

    09/10/2011 7:16:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    The tip on the terror threat that had New Yorkers on high alert yesterday came from a reliable CIA informant in Pakistan who “has not been wrong before,” sources told The Post. -snip- US authorities suspect one American “is here” already, a counter-terrorism source told The Post. Officials also believe the plot calls for the bombers not to commit suicide -- as the 9/11 hijackers did -- but to flee after setting the explosives as those who pulled off the 1998 attacks on two US embassies in Africa did, the source said.
  • Death Toll Rises to 91 in Norway

    07/23/2011 1:39:46 AM PDT · by quesney · 482 replies · 1+ views
    The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center here and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead. Multimedia Graphic Scenes of the Attacks in Norway TimesCast | Explosions in Norway Photographs Under Attack in Norway Related The Lede Blog: Video and Updates on Attacks in Norway (July 22, 2011) Enlarge This Image SCANPIX, via Associated Press Deadly explosions shattered windows on Friday at the government headquarters in Oslo, which includes the prime minister’s office....

    01/28/2011 6:16:09 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 17, 2011 | Matthew Burke
    Never to let a "good crisis go to waste" (i.e., as an excuse to transfer more power and control to federal politicians and bureaucrats), reports (my emphasis) that mere hours since the Arizona mass murders: "Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that COULD BE PERCEIVED as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress." "Perceived"? "Could be"? And who gets the arbitrary, unbridled power to "perceive" what "could be" threatening? Him? Or, some other politician, bureaucrat, or board of self-annointed...
  • Wanted: 21st-century gun laws for 21st-century weapons [WARNING: Graphic stupidity!]

    01/28/2011 3:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | January 28, 2011 | Donald Kaul
    Before the Tucson shootings are lost forever in the mists of time (which, given this country's attention span, figures to be two weeks from now), we might do well to ponder the various reactions to the outrage. President Barack Obama responded as a president should, with dignity and eloquence. I thought his speech at the memorial service in Arizona was one of his strongest. He set the bar pretty high. "If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost," he said. Amen to that. House Speaker John Boehner, who...
  • White House to Push Gun Control

    01/27/2011 7:56:06 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 131 replies
    Obama intentionally did not mention gun control in his State of the Union, but aides say that in the next two weeks the administration will unveil a campaign to get Congress to toughen existing laws. At the beginning of his State of the Union address, President Obama tipped his hat to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who’s now recuperating in a Houston medical facility. But throughout the hourlong speech, he never addressed the issue at the core of the Giffords tragedy—gun control—and what lawmakers would, or should, do to reform American firearm-access laws. That was intentional, according to the White House. An...
  • Obama Will Have Presidential Address On Gun Control

    01/25/2011 11:33:08 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 30 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 01/25/2011 | Real Clear Politics
    During MSNBC's State of the Union coverage, Chris Matthews reveals he has learned that President Obama will address gun control in the near future.
  • Lautenberg, Menendez introduce trio of gun-control bills

    01/26/2011 3:22:44 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 44 replies ^ | 1/25/11 | Elise Young
    Three federal gun-control bills introduced Tuesday would help prevent such violence as the Tucson attack that left six dead and 14 injured, according to the New Jersey Democratic senators sponsoring the package.
  • Aides mulling tactic on gun control

    01/25/2011 12:45:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 01/25/11 | GLENN THRUSH
    President Obama’s advisers were still discussing late Monday how to deal with calls by Democrats for him to embrace some kind of gun control legislation. There was at least some possibility that Obama would express support for something concrete in his State of the Union address, perhaps safeguards for keeping weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill.
  • Giffords intern supports gun control in NYC visit

    01/25/2011 10:55:58 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2011
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The intern credited with helping Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head in Arizona is speaking out in favor of changes to the nation's background check system.
  • Boxer to Introduce Common-Sense Concealed Firearms Act of 2011(Barf Alert)

    01/24/2011 4:14:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 130 replies · 1+ views ^ | 22 January, 2011 | Sen. Barbara Boxer's office
    Washington, D.C. January 22, 2011 – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that next week she will introduce the Common-Sense Concealed Firearms Act of 2011, which would require all states that allow residents to carry concealed weapons in public to have minimum standards for granting permits. Senator Boxer said, "The tragic events in Tucson earlier this month are a reminder of why we need common-sense gun laws. This measure will establish reasonable permitting standards for Americans who wish to carry concealed firearms. According to a recent poll, more than 60 percent of respondents believe there should be a reasonable...
  • Citizen's Voice: Time to repeal 2nd Amendment

    01/22/2011 6:55:59 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 93 replies ^ | Jan 22, 2011 | Frank Greene
    The recent Arizona tragedy has, of course, brought the entire issue of firearms control to the front of our national consciousness, along with the usual assortment of bloviators, pundits and podium thumpers. At the risk of being considered one of them, I would like to offer several alternatives to address the problem. n Repeal the Second Amendment. At the time of its writing and through the early 1900s, The United States was a nation of largely isolated communities that depended on their own initiative for mutual security. That time is clearly passed...
  • Guest opinion: Right to bear arms doesn't cover 30-shot clips(Barf Alert)

    01/22/2011 4:28:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | 22 January, 2011 | BOB BROWN
    Tension was high in Congress in the months before the Civil War when an observer wryly noted that the only members not carrying a pistol were carrying two pistols. Perhaps high tension explains why Montana State Sen. Verdell Jackson, R- Kalispell, has introduced legislation to allow Montana lawmakers to carry concealed weapons on the floors of the state House and Senate. Especially because now is an angry time, is any useful purpose served by our lawmakers packing heat? As a way of punctuating a point of logic in spirited debate, couldn't they get by with just a good old-fashioned punch...
  • ‘Common Sense Gun Laws’ Make a Comeback After Tucson Shooting

    01/20/2011 10:03:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 19, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    Once again, we hear the old refrain that making it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase guns will make us safer. Following the January 8th shooting in Tucson, an understandable discomfort swept through the American populace. Jared Loughner had killed six people in cold blood, which means six families were irreversibly changed in an instant. Yet while the discomfort is understandable, many of the suggestions for how to prevent the re-occurrence of such a crime have not been.This is mainly because the majority of suggestions have included some mention of new gun control measures, whether they are tied to...
  • Gun Control Efforts in the Wake of Jared Lee Loughner

    01/20/2011 6:59:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | January 20, 2011 | Rachel Alexander
    The tragic shootings in Tucson have sparked new cries from gun control advocates for more restrictive gun laws. The gun control lobby is hoping the emotions stirred up over the senseless killings will generate a wave of support and favorable Congressional treatment since the most high-profile victim was a member of Congress. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.Y. are proposing banning gun clips that hold more than 10 rounds. Loughner’s gun held 30 rounds. But this bill would not prohibit the sale of used clips with more than a 10-round capacity, and a killer could simply carry...
  • Rep. McCarthy Intros Bill to Ban High-Capacity Ammo Clips

    01/20/2011 6:35:25 AM PST · by RC one · 25 replies
    In the aftermath of the attempted murder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have proposed a cluster of gun control measures ranging from a ban to knowingly carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of certain high-profile government officials to a proposal to allow members of Congress to carry firearms in the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy formally introduced her own bill on the House floor Tuesday that would ban high-capacity ammunition clips like the one Jared Loughner used to gun down 19 individuals in the Tucson shooting Jan. 8. McCarthy, who is regarded as one...
  • Rep. McCarthy Intros Bill to Ban High-Capacity Ammo Clips

    01/18/2011 4:01:18 PM PST · by DarthVader · 137 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News Blog ^ | 1/18/11 | John R. Parkinson
    In the aftermath of the attempted murder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have proposed a cluster of gun control measures ranging from a ban to knowingly carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of certain high-profile government officials to a proposal to allow members of Congress to carry firearms in the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy formally introduced her own bill on the House floor Tuesday that would ban high-capacity ammunition clips like the one Jared Loughner used to gun down 19 individuals in the Tucson shooting Jan. 8. McCarthy, who is regarded as one...
  • Liberal Makes Video of Loaded Guns Aimed at Palin, Equates GOP to Nazis (with video)

    01/18/2011 10:49:17 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/18/2011 | Aurelius
    In the aftermath of the shootings in Arizona, liberals were quick to accuse conservatives of "starting" hatred, claiming that the left-wing was peace-loving and civil. Soon after that, people began to hurl death threats at Palin and continued to spread disgusting lies. And now there is this: This video is filled with nothing but hatred; someone whose ilk call themselves non-violent and smarter than the average person. But before someone can delete this video and say it was a conservative hoax, let me take a couple of screen shots:
  • Lawmaker urges ban on clips linked to shooting (Sen. Frank Lautenberg)

    01/17/2011 1:48:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | January 11, 2011 | DAVID ESPO
    AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON -- A longtime Senate gun control advocate announced plans Monday to introduce legislation banning high-capacity ammunition clips like the one linked to a weekend shooting that left six dead and an Arizona congresswoman gravely wounded. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said he would introduce the measure to re-establish a prohibition that lapsed in 2004 on clips that feed more than 10 rounds at a time. "The only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly. These high-capacity clips simply should not be on the market," Lautenberg said...
  • Michael Moore, Jane Fonda, Kathy Griffin: Shameless Trifecta Exploit Tucson

    01/17/2011 11:35:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1/17/11 | AWR Hawkins
    From the times news coverage of the Tucson shooting began streaming across television screens till now, there has been a concerted effort to affix blame for the shooting on conservatives like Sarah Palin and bodies of conservatism, like the Tea Party. And while these efforts have been carried out by seeming equal numbers of Democrat officeholders and media talking heads like the always embarrassing Keith Olbermann, three people who have predominated in these efforts are Michael Moore, Jane Fonda, and Kathy Griffin: a trio I’ve personally dubbed “The Shameless Trifecta.”
  • McCarthy magazine bill an affront to common sense as well as liberty

    01/17/2011 4:13:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 January, 2011 | David Codrea
    “On Tuesday, January 18, I will introduce legislation to restore the prohibition on large capacity ammunition feeding devices in the United States,” Rep. Carolyn McCarthy writes to her Congressional colleagues. Shall we examine the congresswoman’s “reasoning”? The United States Constitution guarantees to our citizens the right to keep and bear arms. At the same time that we can all acknowledge this basic right, I believe that we should also be able to come together to develop reasonable laws designed to ensure that the right to bear arms is exercised safely and responsibly. Just as we all celebrate and defend the...
  • Extreme Rightwing Lunatics And Half-Baked Populists Have Dangerously Divided America

    01/15/2011 2:05:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Link: The Leading Indo-Canadian Newspaper ^ | January 15, 2011 | Dr. Sawraj Singh
    The tragedy in Tucson, Arizona shows that America is becoming a dangerously polarized and divided country. As a result of the policies pursued by the extreme rightists and populists, America is a politically, ideologically, racially, and intellectually polarized country. The congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others have been critically wounded and six people, including a federal judge and a member of the congresswoman’s staff have died. The casualty figures could have been much higher, if the gunman, a 22 years old white man, was not overpowered by the people who were attending an informal meeting with the congresswoman outside a...
  • A failure to lead: NYPD reluctant in seeking ban sales of gun magazines to civilians

    01/14/2011 2:20:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2011
    The NYPD's reluctance to take the lead in seeking to ban sales of high- capacity gun magazines to civilians is a disappointment. As is Mayor Bloomberg's ambivalence to the notion. As we noted yesterday, the 30-round magazine that Jared Lee Loughner employed to create so much carnage last Saturday has no civilian utility. And Glock simply shouldn't be selling them. Period. Thus it makes perfect sense for the NYPD and other urban police departments to simply stop buying Glock sidearms until the company pulls them off the market.
  • Bloomberg: Let's talk gun control

    01/14/2011 2:40:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | January 11, 2011 | Juana Summers
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the shooting of an Arizona congresswoman should spark a renewed gun control debate, calling accused shooter Jared Lee Loughner “a disgrace to democracy” as he advocated changes in federal gun policy. “This case is fundamentally about a mentally ill drug abuser who had access to guns and shouldn’t have,” Bloomberg said at a news conference Tuesday with members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The political fallout from the attack on Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has overwhelmingly focused on the heated state of political discourse, with debates on gun policy largely absent. But Bloomberg, a...
  • GOP Strategist: Palin Prolonged the Polarization and Prolonged the Country's Misery

    01/14/2011 2:39:11 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 111 replies
    Hot Air Pundit ^ | January 14, 2011 | Hot Air Pundit
    Andrea Michell is discussing Sarah Palin (what a surprise) with Democrat David Bonier and Republican strategist Vin Weber, here's the video of Weber. ------- MITCHELL: "She had the choice of when to speak and the tone. and one has to wonder why doesn't she have a wider circling of advisers. i don't know any political strategist of a national campaign, republican or democrat who thinks that was a smart thing to do. VIN WEBER: "Well, we really don't know who advises her. She's quite isolated from what you might think of as the Republican establishment. No one is quite sure...
  • Idiot Spike Lee: “The United States Is the Most Violent Country in the History of Civilization”

    01/12/2011 1:38:48 PM PST · by Justaham · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-12-11 | Jim Hoft
    Director Spike Lee, along with his wife Tonya, were on the Today show this morning to promote their new children’s book. But, Spike coudln’t help himself. When he was asked about the Tucson shootings Spike told Meredith Viera (who is still pushing the line that Loughner snapped because of the tea party, etc.) that, “The United States is the most violent county in the history of civilization. MEREDITH VIEIRA: I want to talk a little bit about what happened in Arizona last week- SPIKE LEE: Right. VIEIRA: -because there’s been so much discussion about discord in this country- LEE: Right....
  • State cracks down on handgun ammo sales ( CA )

    01/13/2011 9:40:28 PM PST · by george76 · 74 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | January 13, 2011 | Michael Gardner
    Lawsuit looms over law to require thumbprint, restrict Internet and mail-order sales. Right now, law enforcement officials have no idea who buys handgun ammunition in California or how much. That will change on Feb. 1, unless a court intervenes. Under a new law, those buying handgun ammunition will have to provide dealers with a thumbprint, photo identification, address and birth date. The thrust of the law is to make it easier for police to investigate or prevent gun crimes by tracking bullet purchases by those already barred from possessing guns, such as felons, those convicted of firearms-related misdemeanors or members...
  • Sen. Boxer calls for more federal gun control

    01/13/2011 6:28:25 PM PST · by South40 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 1/11/2011 | Martin Wisckol
    n the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, today Sen. Barbara Boxer called for federal regulations on concealed weapons permits, according to the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times. Arizona law allows any U.S. citizen 21 or older to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. “The kind of gun laws we have here in California that give people their gun ownership rights while also preventing the sale of guns to criminals, to people with serious mental illness and people who may abuse a spouse or partner,” said the California Democrat at a press conference in Riverside.
  • Top Chef Tom Colicchio Scrapes Bottom of the Barrel During Giffords Tragedy

    01/13/2011 12:17:29 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 52 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 12, 2011 | Doug Ernst
    Anyone who’s seen Bravo’s "Top Chef" knows Tom Colicchio. He’s a man who knows how to cook and a man who knows good food. And, while his taste buds work magnificently, he’s apparently politically tone deaf. In the wake of Representative Giffords' shooting last weekend he served up a dish that turned the majority of the country’s stomach. He wrote on Twitter: Sarah Palin had Rep Gifford in her crosshairs. She is now officially dangerous.
  • Democratic congressman: Gabrielle Giffords shooting ‘the start of the revolution’

    01/13/2011 8:49:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/13/11 | Jeff Poor
    Were the heinous acts that occurred on Jan. 8 in Arizona the product of an isolated deranged mind, or were they the spark of something scarier with more violent implications?According to California Democratic Rep. Bob Filner, it’s something on a much grander scale that people should take very seriously. On MSNBC’s Wednesday night airing of “The Last Word,” host Lawrence O’Donnell asked the U.S. representative for California’s 51st congressional district if there could be anti-Semitism involved in last weekend’s tragedy.“Congressman, this weekend when you saw what happened to Gabrielle Giffords, who you know well, you also know to be Jewish like yourself,...
  • Live Coverage: Memorial Service for Victims of Arizona Shooting Rampage to Begin at 8 p.m. ET

    01/12/2011 4:54:38 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 396 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 12, 2011 | FoxNews
    LIVE at 8 PM EST LINK to FoxNews
  • L.A. Times: Loughner’s Ideology Rooted in Far Right

    01/12/2011 5:45:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    I’m really tired of this. But if you don’t refute this nonsense, the bastards win. So:Tomorrow’s L.A. Times will drag out the nonsense pathetically trying to link Jared Loughner to right-wingers. The banner headline:Loughner’s ramblings appear rooted in far rightIn smaller print appears this deck headline: “Experts say the suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage is fixated on issues cited by other extremists. But he also appears to have been influenced by the far left.”See? Balance! The piece opens as follows: The ramblings of accused Arizona killer Jared Lee Loughner are difficult to tie to a coherent political philosophy,...
  • They Couldn’t Help It… Team Obama Hands Out T-Shirts at Memorial?

    01/12/2011 6:23:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/12/11 | Jim Hoft
    Maybe it’s something new?T-shirts at a memorial… Via Ace of Spades:Every memorial needs a special T-shirt. Doesn’t it?
  • Obama: 'We can be better' (Obama Transcript)

    01/12/2011 6:54:52 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies
    msnbc ^ | 1/12/11 | speechwriters
    TUCSON, Ariz. — Remarks of President Barack Obama, as delivered Wednesday at the "Together We Thrive" memorial service for the victims of the Jan. 8 attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that killed six and wounded 13, including the congresswoman: "To the families of those we've lost; to all who called them friends; to the students of this university, the public servants gathered tonight, and the people of Tucson and Arizona: I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today, and will stand by you tomorrow. "There is nothing I can say...
  • RINO Shame of Cowardice in the Face of Evil

    01/13/2011 5:09:44 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 17 replies ^ | Jan. 13, 2011 | donjuanluis
    On Tuesday, the Arizona Republic reported that a local Republican politician was stepping down directly due to the shooting in Tucson. reports:Miller, a 43-year-old Ahwatukee Foothills resident and former campaign worker for U.S. Sen. John McCain, was re-elected to a second one-year term last month. He said constant verbal attacks after that election and Internet blog posts by some local members with Tea Party ties made him worry about his family's safety. The report goes further to quote Miller as saying: "I wasn't going to resign but decided to quit after what happened Saturday," Miller said. "I love the...