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  • Newsweek Cover: Obama The Second Coming

    01/20/2013 3:09:58 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 19, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This Newsweek cover is just laughable. And offensive if you ever get around to stopping laughing. Yes, this is how they think of Obama in their hearts but in the end, this is just stunt journalism. This is the same as DC killing Superman back in the 90's. They've ceased caring about what they're writing about. Everything is good or bad simply based on how many heads turn to look. It's a stunt. They've clearly ceased to care about journalism in any way, shape or form. They don't care if what they do is impressive or a car wreck as...
  • Anarchy of Government

    01/20/2013 9:19:39 AM PST · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 | Chris Carter
    When we hear the term “anarchy,” it brings to mind a society with no laws or structure. In the hands of good people, anarchy can represent absolute freedom. One could argue that Americans would be far more prosperous if we were free of the heavy taxes and regulations that hamper our economy today. But in the hands of the bad, anarchy represents chaos. There is no rule of law to deter criminals; no police force to protect the people or their property; no military to repel foreign invaders. But that is only if we consider the citizens of a state....
  • GAO: “No Opinion” on U.S. Financial Audit

    01/20/2013 8:45:00 AM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 11 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | January 20, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    Comments on 2012 Financial Statements of the U.S. Government- By: Larry Walker II -The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is required to audit financial statements for the U.S. government each year. What the GAO found in its Fiscal Year 2012 Audit published on January 17, 2013 is clearly unacceptable. If you take a few moments to read the report, what you’ll discover is that not only has the U.S. government been operating without a budget for the last three years, but even worse its books and records are so out of order that financial auditors were unable to render an opinion....
  • How Minor Strategies Can Emerge Within the r/K Paradigm (Where Libertarianism Fits In)

    01/20/2013 7:24:37 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 34 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Website ^ | January 20th, 2013 | Anonymous Conservative
    It is well accepted that r/K Theory will not always yield an ideal strategy for every environment. Subtle nuances of an environment can make certain mixtures of r and K-strategies advantageous in that particular case, and produce slightly different psychological qualities. This is why after r/K is taught in college, those who go further into the discipline are taught to further subdivide strategies into life history traits, specific to a species. One of the most well characterized examples of deviation from r/K is the fact that r/K is density dependent.If you have a lot of individuals, crammed together in an...
  • Virginia mulls tuition for undocumented immigrants

    01/20/2013 6:58:27 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Rappahannock News ^ | Jan. 19, 2013 | Jessica Dahlberg
    RICHMOND – It is the American motto – the premise the country takes pride in: If you work hard, you can accomplish anything, be anything. But for some who consider themselves Americans, the rule does not apply. Undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children face an obstacle when trying to accomplish their educational goals. When they graduate from high school, they must pay out-of-state tuition at Virginia’s public colleges and universities — a difficult feat since they usually don’t qualify for financial aid programs either. “It becomes part of the expectation for young immigrants that they won’t...
  • Goldman Sachs And The Big Hedge Funds Are Pushing Leverage To Ridiculous Extremes

    01/20/2013 5:43:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/14/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Goldman Sachs And The Big Hedge Funds Are Pushing Leverage To Ridiculous Extremes By Michael, on January 14th, 2013 As stocks have risen in recent years, the big hedge funds and the "too big to fail" banks have used borrowed money to make absolutely enormous profits. But when you use debt to potentially multiply your profits, you also create the possibility that your losses will be multiplied if the markets turn against you. When the next stock market crash happens, and the gigantic pyramid of risk, debt and leverage on Wall Street comes tumbling down, will highly leveraged banks...
  • The Authenticity of Fake

    01/20/2013 5:01:32 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last week featured the shocking revelation that two athletes had lied to the whole country for years in order to become rich and famous. This is the same thing that politicians do except without the exercise regimen. Moral theater is an odd event in a country which has mostly given up on morals. In the absence of any notion of right and wrong, the only truly punishable offenses involve hurting people's feelings. That includes famous people "betraying our trust" by doing something that we didn't expect them to be doing thereby deceiving us into liking them for the wrong reasons....
  • The Fingerprints of Perfection Upon Creation

    01/19/2013 11:03:57 PM PST · by Masada Mossad · 8 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 20 January 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    Several years ago while shoveling snow outside of the business I worked for, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and was greeted by a gentleman who asked, “Do you believe in the existence of God?” “Absolutely!” I replied. He then asked “And, you believe that he created everything?” Again, I replied “Yes, absolutely!” This gentleman went on say, “So, of all of His creations, the universe, the stars, the oceans, the animals and so on… He, can reach out and have as much of His creations that He desires at anytime, except for one..” “And, this...
  • College Girls Looking for “Sugar Daddies” Abound

    01/19/2013 8:08:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 35 replies
    kidfocused ^ | October 16, 2011 | Julie Samrick
    Watch out parents of young women, there’s a new Satan in town looking to tempt and then profit from your daughters. The problem is, there isn’t only just one. There is a plethora of on-line dating sites, calling themselves arrangement sites, where young women looking to pay down college debt are matched to older, wealthy donors. What is not advertised, but is clearly understood by reading young women’s confessionals in a recent Huffington Post piece about “sugar daddies” and the financially beleaguered “sugar baby” girls, is that these arrangements are for paid sex, and the industry is booming. One college...
  • Arizona: Over 1,000 Support Second Amendment at Capitol

    01/19/2013 8:39:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Just a quick note. I am tired from driving to Phoenix to the protest against more gun laws at the capitol, then a quick look at the fairgrounds for the gun show, and then found my place in the desert broke into on the way back. I have some pictures of the rally at the capitol that I hope to post later. We arrived at the show about 11:45, and had a hard time finding parking. Finally found a spot and moved to the capitol. I counted out a hundred people, cut the crowd into roughly equivalent slices, and figured...
  • How to Use Violence When Arguing with Liberals

    01/19/2013 6:13:45 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 130 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | January 19th, 2013 | Anonymous Conservative
    I was emailing with a reader, who has noticed the same things about Liberal debating tactics that I have. His perception was that every interaction must have a component which will shame the Liberal. It must have some aspect which the Liberal will not want anyone else to see. Of course the reason that such a component would be shameful, is due to the fact that if it became widely known, the Liberal would be out-grouped. It is the threat of being out-grouped which motivates the Liberal to abandon Liberalism. However, there may be more to it, and there may...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Locked and Loaded

    01/19/2013 4:51:43 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    LET'S GET RIGHT TO THE POINT While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations imposed on Saudi travel to the United States after September 11 were being taken apart. While some government officials were busy planning how to disarm Americans, other officials were negotiating the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt. Obama is unwilling to trust Americans with an AR-15, but is willing to trust a genocidal terrorist group with Abrams tanks and F-16 jets. The F-16’s M61 Vulcan cannon can fire 6,000 rounds a minute...
  • As It Gets Worse, It Cannot Get Desperate

    01/18/2013 8:58:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-10-13 | Jared C. Wilson
    For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. – Mark 6:18-20 We have been tracking the shift for some time. To simply say what the Bible says — as one who believes what it says, of course, not as some...
  • Congressman Says There's No Public Safety Case for Big Magazines

    01/18/2013 5:29:27 PM PST · by John Semmens · 31 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) made a strenuous argument for limiting the number of bullets a given gun ought to be able to fire before needing to be reloaded. “I find the argument that a person might need more than two or three shots to defend himself from an assailant unconvincing,” Nadler said. “I mean, if you're that bad of a shot giving you more bullets seems like it would be a greater threat to public safety than if the attacker murders you.” Nadler maintained that “a dispassionate look at the numbers is what I'm arguing for. A victim wildly spraying...
  • Obama’s Attack on Your Freedom Continues

    01/18/2013 11:01:37 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    We have not even had his second inauguration yet and President Obama has made two things perfectly clear. First, he will stoop to whatever low is necessary, even using the grisly murder of sweet, innocent children to manipulatively push “forward” his Stalin like agenda to strip you of the gun rights guaranteed to you by the Second Amendment...
  • Guns Don’t Make You Safe

    01/18/2013 9:56:20 AM PST · by civislibertas · 41 replies
    Civis Libertas ^ | 1/18/2013 | centinel
    Holding a gun in your hands does not guarantee either your safety or your life. There is no surety that someone else won’t have bigger or better weapons and can still take what you consider valuable. The whole point of holding a gun in your hands is that it raises the bar of consequence and therefore of the required level of intent for any attacker. The gun does not say, “you cannot kill me”. The gun says, “you can kill me, but until you do, I remain free”. To that end, the bigger or better the weapon is, the more...
  • Banning Private Sales Costs Lives (Published Study)

    01/18/2013 9:23:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In a paper published in 2008, comparing highly regulated Californian gun shows with relatively unregulated Texas gun shows, there was no statistical difference in suicide rates, but the Texas shows, with far less regulation, showed a statistically significant drop in the homicide rate. From the study: "But our results provide little evidence of a gun show-induced increase in mortality in Texas. In fact, we find that in the two weeks following a gun show, the average number of gun homicides declines in the area surrounding the gun show. Aggregating across all gun shows in the state, we find that there...
  • BULLET POINT- from Big Sis

    01/18/2013 5:38:04 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    You didn't hear about all that...?
  • “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual”

    01/18/2013 12:10:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 17, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    I did get a chance, on my voyage yesterday, to listen to this part of Rush’s show (emphasis mine): RUSH: I’m gonna take a stab at answering my question. Obama is literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country. To what end? Aside from wanting everybody’s name on a list of some kind, why is Obama doing all of this? I mean, all of this is so in our face. Everything that people hold dear is under assault, deliberately making people upset. This is not what presidents do. Deliberately making people upset. Maybe this is about...
  • 'No Guns, No Guns!': WH Posts Vids of Kids Begging For Gun Control

    01/17/2013 10:48:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 17, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    After trotting out young children as the backdrop for his gun control rollout yesterday, the White House released videos today of young children reading anti-gun letters to the camera. “No guns, no guns, no guns, no guns!” pleads one little girl, Hinnah. “My opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns,” says little Julia. “It’s a free country, but I recommend there needs to be a limit with guns,” says little Grant. “I thought I would write to you to stop gun violence,” reads little Taejah...
  • Utica, Marcellus shale plays could represent more than $10 trillion in new economic activity

    01/17/2013 5:30:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Columbus Business First ^ | January 17, 2013 | Jeff Bell
    The Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York could represent more than $10 trillion in new economic activity when fully developed, says a new report from a bond rating firm. But the analysis by Kroll Bond Rating Agency in New York also cautions that the oil and natural gas shale boom is “fraught with a multitude of environmental and health issues” related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. It said concerns over methane escaping during drilling, water use in fracking operations and potential contamination issues all need to be adequately addressed. New York has banned...
  • Why Lance Armstrong has my sympathy

    01/17/2013 12:08:06 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 69 replies
    TheDailyCaller.com ^ | 01-16-2013 | Laurie Dhue
    Consider this: You and I have now won the Tour de France as many times as Lance Armstrong. In case you need a quick recap: After more than a year of investigating, in June 2012, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charged Armstrong with using illicit performance-enhancing drugs. In August, it stripped Armstrong of all competitive results from August 1998 on, and announced that he was banned from competitive cycling for life. In October, the sport’s governing body, UCI, accepted USADA’s recommended sanctions. By early November, nearly all of his sponsors had dropped him (including Nike, Anheuser-Busch, RadioShack and Oakley). In...
  • Wishing the POTUS a safe campaign trip (Vanity)

    01/17/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 4 replies
    under the tinfoil hat | Jan 17, 2013 | me
    It dawns on me that once again, the elected resident of 1600 PA Ave. is off to the podia, leaving behind the budget, the debt, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, not for the golf course but to campaign. This time, though, it isn't so much for himself, as for the abrogation of a fundamental Civil Right enjoyed by millions of Americans, in a direct attack on them for the actions of a few (relatively speaking) madmen and criminals. However, I also recall dire warnings of false flag operations, and recalling the Reichstag Fire, and the waning emotional diatribes over children murdered...
  • When Neutered Men Speak to Boys [where have the real men gone?]

    01/17/2013 9:18:29 AM PST · by virgil283 · 45 replies
    hinkinghousewife ^ | WHEELER MacPherson
    "And so I began to search my memory, and I could not recall a single adult male in my boyhood speaking to me or my friends in such tones. I cannot recall any men routinely squatting down or leaning over to make themselves appear closer to my own height. I cannot remember any men putting a breathless wheezing whisper into their words. I cannot bring to mind a single incident in which a grown man opened his eyes and mouth as wide as possible and talked to me like some grinning, masculine Norma Desmond. What I do remember are the...
  • Lawmaker: Doctors shouldn't be asking patients about guns

    01/17/2013 7:38:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    THE HILL ^ | Jan 16, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Lawmaker: Doctors shouldn't be asking patients about guns By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/16/13 03:33 PM ET Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who was a family physician before coming to Congress in 2009, argued on Wednesday that doctors have no right to ask patients about their status as gun owners, as an executive order from President Obama would encourage them to do. "I came to Congress as a family physician with great concerns about the federal government intruding on the doctor-patient relationship," Fleming said. "By his executive actions today, President Obama is pushing the government further into the exam room. "He's trying...
  • Mark Levin Calls Bob Schieffer a 'Phony Journalist,' 'Propagandist' and an Obama 'Cheerleader'

    01/17/2013 6:48:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Mark Levin Calls Bob Schieffer a 'Phony Journalist,' 'Propagandist' and an Obama 'Cheerleader' By Noel Sheppard | January 17, 2013 | 09:10 NewsBusters reported Wednesday that CBS's Bob Schieffer compared President Obama taking on the gun lobby to America defeating the Nazis in World War II. Hours later, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin took on this nonsense calling Schieffer "a Potemkin journalist, a phony" who behaves like a "propagandist" and an Obama "cheerleader" (transcribed highlights follow, audio available at Right Scoop): MARK LEVIN: You should hear the media today. It’s pathetic. If we were talking about the first amendment...
  • You Cannot Be More Liberal Than a Liberal

    01/17/2013 4:48:43 AM PST · by expat1000 · 43 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    So after a long bout of mocking Mitt Romney for saying that he sought out binders full of qualified female appointees, complete with protesters outside one of his campaign offices dressed in binders, the appointed hour came and the new cabinet of the man who was too good for binders of women was white and male. There was some awkward fidgeting in the media. A few suggestions that maybe there should be a little more diversity. And that was followed by the new official talking point that diversity doesn't matter, it's all about the impact of the policies. Suddenly the...
  • Will Obama ban fast cars someday?

    01/17/2013 2:17:42 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 18 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Bluegrass Pundit
    If a young male decided to suicide by driving 100 mph down the  interstate highway the wrong way and deliberately crashing head on into a school bus, killing 20 elementary school students, would Barack Obama issue 23 executive orders on vehicle safety and speeding while calling on Congress to ban fast cars and governor new vehicles to 70 mph? I find this analogy very informative and strikingly similar to the Sandy Hook massacre. I suspect we know the answer to the question I posed. Cars and speeding wouldn't be the issue. If Obama and liberals focused on anything, it would...
  • 3D Printing of Magazines Used by Kel-Tec for Three Years

    01/16/2013 9:05:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    3D printed magazines have been successfully used by Kel-Tec for three years, I discovered at the NSSF Shot Show in Las Vegas yesterday. I talked to Tobias Obermeit, Lead Design Engineer at Kel-Tec, one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in the United States. Mr. Obermeit said that "Without 3D printing, the PMR-30 would not have been developed, especially the magazine." Mr. Obermeit informed me that a prototype magazine would be printed and then be used for 100 to 150 rounds, when they would develop cracks. The magazine would then be discarded and another magazine printed. Tobias Obermeit holding a...
  • EPA/LISA JACKSON Looks like there is another scandal of the socialist party unfolding.

    01/16/2013 7:16:21 PM PST · by modernline2009 · 7 replies
    What did Lisa Jackson do? Looks like there is another scandal of the socialist party unfolding but I don't know the details of it. Does anyone know?
  • Children As Shields Or “Let’s Play Take The Guns”

    01/16/2013 5:30:00 PM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 16,2013 | AnneM040359
    Today, a little over one month after the horrible shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut, United States of America, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School which left twenty-six dead, United States of America President Barack Hussein Obama today unveils up to twenty-three executive actions in regards to “gun control measures”.
  • FBI Hauls Away The Trash

    01/16/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/16/13 | Friends of Ours
    Early this morning the FBI made its appointed rounds throughout the New York and New Jersey to pick up the trash. The feds have variously charged 32 individuals including suspected mobsters from the Gambino, Lucchese and Genovese crime families for their alleged roles in the waste carting, loan sharking and other rackets pursuant to three indictments as reported by Larry Mcshane and Robert Gearty for the Daily News. A press release from the Department of Justice states: "The main Indictment charges 12 defendants under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ('RICO') for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise...
  • DREAM TEAM: Michelle Fields + Allen West Hosting PJM's 'NextGeneration.TV'

    01/16/2013 10:45:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Check out the news anchor power-pose! Foxy blogger/journalist/libertarian commentator Michelle Fields and All-American hero Col Allen West have been brought together by Pajamas Media for a major new online project, the former US Congressman announced on Fox News' On the Record.  The new initiative -to be called NextGeneration.TV- is a reach-out to young conservatives/libertarians, sounds like a superb idea, and what a great paring: we need him out there fighting for us on the front lines -a fresh youth offensive is sorely needed on the right- and I've always said Michelle's going places: ______________________________________________________________ West: To have been the first black Republican member...
  • The Tea Party News Network Discusses Gun Control with Ted Nugent

    01/16/2013 8:19:08 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | January 16, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    Nugent: "God knows this freedom hating administration will never stop hammering away at all the best things about America, and I am afraid the Second Amendment is dead center in their crosshairs..."
  • Bloomberg urges Obama to defy Congress, implement gun control by executive action

    01/15/2013 11:52:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Campus Reform blog ^ | January 14, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday told a group of Johns Hopkins students that President Obama ought to sidestep the wishes of Congress and order swift new executive gun control measures. “There are steps that President Obama can take without congressional approval at any time he chooses with just one stroke of the pen,” Bloomberg told the mixed audience of students and scholars, speaking at the “Gun Policy Summit” at Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg’s remarks came hours before President Obama argued in a rare press conference that executive privileges afforded him the power to implement some federal gun...
  • The Revolver of Reason: Reloading The Republic!

    01/15/2013 11:09:54 PM PST · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 1/16/13 | Me
    What do you call it when the bane of your political agenda is actually the source of your salvation? Hypocrisy! Barack Obama – our benevolent, omnipotent, and concerned despot – plans to stand amidst a group of young, quivering children as he unveils his sweeping and unconstitutional gun control measures at the White House. Tragically, there won’t be one of the over 60 million gun owners in America who faithfully exercised their Second Amendment rights last year without incident. Lost in the circus of contrived circumstance will be the realization that many of these forsaken souls bravely foiled and prevented...
  • Debt Ceiling: Evidence of Absence

    01/15/2013 8:26:47 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | January 15, 2013 | Larry Walker II
    “Raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. It simply allows the country to pay for spending that Congress has already committed to.” ~ POTUS :: :: By: Larry Walker II ::Wow, that was enlightening. I really had no idea. Now I get it. He must be talking about last year, when Congress voted unanimously in favor of the president’s budget, then walked it over to the Senate, which also unanimously approved. That’s when Congress committed to another trillion dollars of deficit spending, right? Too bad that never happened. In reality, the president’s budget failed to attain a...
  • Men, How Are We Viewing Women? How Are We Viewing One Another?

    01/15/2013 5:54:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    cdff forums ^ | 1.15.2013 | Wyatt Max Moody
    Men, How Are We Viewing Women? How Are We Viewing One Another? To spiritually love our wives. What a beautiful thing! To understand their physical bodies in light of their spiritual reality! What significance might a woman’s bre asts have spiritually? How can we truly come to see our wives in this way? How can we come to love our wives in spirit and in truth? The way they deserve to be seen as bearers of the image of God. Anyone is able to love someone in the physical, focusing only on the physical reality of the person they are...
  • Abortion’s Dark Satanic Mills

    01/15/2013 1:29:09 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 9 replies
    First Things ^ | Matthew Schmitz
    A documentary on abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s well-regarded practice. The video, which includes some images of Gosnell’s many victims, is not for children or the faint of heart.
  • McChrystal: Time to think about bringing back the draft?

    01/15/2013 12:24:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 13, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    General Stanley McChrystal is still making the rounds plugging his new book, as well as talking about any old issue of the day the media cares to toss his way. He sat down on Face the Nation this morning and hit a few of the standard questions on Afghanistan, gun control and Chuck Hagel, before Bob Schieffer decided to ask him whether or not it was time to bring back the draft. (H/T NRO) When asked about his thoughts on implementing a draft on CBS’s Face the Nation, General Stanley A. McChrystal said national service would have a positive impact...
  • Letter: How much would armed guards really cost?

    01/15/2013 10:02:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | January 15, 2013 | Dave Head
    How much would armed guards really cost? Fifty cents a day. That's what liberal gun-grabbers have deemed "too expensive" for each of us to give up in order to keep kids safe at school. The quoted cost of two police officers in every school in the nation is supposedly $26 billion. We have 144 million taxpayers. Do the math, and that is slightly less than 50 cents per taxpayer per day. But the gun-grabbers have not done the math. They don't want to. They throw out the "too expensive" scarecrow with abandon, hoping to derail the only tactic that will...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Thinks 19-Year-Olds Aren't Mature Enough to Own a Gun...?

    01/15/2013 9:45:52 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    (my dad gave me a 4-10 when I was twelve...) h/t Speedunque
  • And This is Revolution

    01/15/2013 5:20:36 AM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 14 Jan 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are a few things worth knowing about revolutions. Most people don't participate in them, even if the history books often make it seem otherwise. Revolutions are thought up by small groups of people who then make it everyone's business. Or alternately they don't. And those are the revolutions that never happen. Most people, at any given time and place, are dissatisfied with the government and believe, rightly, that whoever is in charge is guilty of stealing from them, oppressing them and making it impossible for them to live their lives in peace. And they also believe that things are...
  • Deadly Quiet Conversations

    01/14/2013 7:11:03 PM PST · by Noumenon · 121 replies
    T L in Exile Blog ^ | 01/14/2013 | T.L. Davis
    There are conversations taking place all over America. They are not being screamed from the mountain tops, they are being whispered from one end of the nation to the other. The Marxists have decided that Sandy Hook Elementary is a good enough reason to go ahead with the gun confiscation model used by totalitarian governments the world over. Senators, Governors, Representatives and the President have all come out to warn us that they are coming. How they come and how hard are the only questions left to be answered. We know who is proposing gun confiscation, or registration in preparation...
  • Gun Confiscation - Last Refuge of the Tyrant

    01/14/2013 2:24:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | January 14, 2013 | "BATR"
    Few polarizing subjects are more hotly debated than gun control. Usually lost in the fray of emotional diatribes to ban guns, are the historic empirical foundations of our forefathers who fought a revolution to escape from imperial tyranny. The true reality in today’s AmeriKa is that individual liberty is the most despised activity that any citizen can exert in their lives. Both the popular state worship culture and the authoritarian hoodlums that run the government are so fearful of armed independent citizens, that they are eager to burn the Bill of Rights. Face it, the government is committed to force...
  • Establish a Gun Free Zone around the President; Send Secret Service Home(Jan 14)(nearly there)

    01/14/2013 1:23:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The petition is up to 20,795 only needs 4,205 more.(Jan 14) In a brilliant act of political satire, someone has created a petition to the white house here to create a gun free zone around the President and Vice President. All guns would be eliminated there, and the Secret Service would not have any. If it is good enough for our children, It is good enough for the president, the logic goes. I am constantly amazed that people are perfectly comfortable around someone with a gun, if the person is wearing a uniform. Remove the uniform, and the same people...
  • Southern Sexuality, MLA-Style

    01/14/2013 12:05:03 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    http://www.academia.org/11519/ ^ | January 14, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 Boston meeting, at least on the program, homosexuality seemed to be the new heterosexuality. This year’s conclave, where just about every English department is represented, at least once, featured panels on: • Queer Theory without Antinormativity; • Postqueer? Postrace? The Political Stakes of Queer; • Queer Theory in a Post Colonial World; • Queerness as Form; • Transgender France; • Movements, Incantations, and Parables of Queer Performance • LGBTQI Graduate Students and Academia; • Queer Sexualities in African Literatures and Film; • Queer Occupations; • Gay Culture in Eastern Europe and the Former...
  • Reid Defends Storm Damage Remarks

    01/14/2013 10:23:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Stung by being called an “idiot” by Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) for his claim that victims of 2012′s Hurricane Sandy suffered more than victims of 2005′s Hurricane Katrina, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev) attempted to explain his way out the scathing characterization. “My colleague’s focus on quantitative data overlooks qualitative differences between the two events,” Reid argued. “First, New Jersey and New York are states where many important people live. Many of the homes that were destroyed were million dollar properties. The same could be said for the businesses.” “Most of the properties destroyed by Katrina were more like broken down...
  • New Humanoid Species Discovered

    01/14/2013 9:19:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Theresa
  • The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights

    01/14/2013 6:18:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 71 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | Doug Book
    The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights Once cowed at the thought of provoking Second Amendment supporters, leftists will soon attempt to ban “assault weapons” (and much more) as legislation offered by Dianne Feinstein makes its way to the Senate floor. It seems that D.C. liberals have finally become convinced that American gun owners are too cowardly, too lazy or too dependent upon the generosity of Big Brother to fight for their Second Amendment rights. During the past four years, the gun banning-Left have watched as American buyers broke sales records in the purchase of semi-automatic...