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  • Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria

    09/07/2013 3:36:01 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 90 replies
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html ^ | 9/7/13 3:52 PM EDT Updated: 9/7/13 6:22 PM EDT | By MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN Read more: http
    Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter “Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors.” “Failure of Congress to approve the president’s request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world,” Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html#ixzz2eFVZm9TT
  • “I Thank God I Had A Gun” — Disabled 64-Year-Old Woman Uses 9mm Glock To Fight Off

    09/07/2013 4:06:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    You’re a 64-year-old disabled woman living alone when a woman high on drugs breaks into your home and starts attacking you. What do you do? What Obama and the Democrats want you to do is call 911 and wait patiently for the police to come and (ahem) “rescue” you, maybe in about twenty minutes or so. If you’re Mabel Fletcher, of Middletown, Ohio, you grab your Glock 9 mm and start firing. The intruder runs away and police later arrest her. Fletcher, who got herself a concealed carry permit in June, had quite a harrowing night. Aside from being quite...
  • Mystery Diner Pays for Family’s Meal and Leaves Behind an Incredibly Touching Note

    09/07/2013 4:47:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | september 3, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    A family in China Grove, N.C., was in for a surprise when they dined at Stag n Doe Pizza House on Friday. A mystery customer who was eating at the same establishment paid for the England family’s dinner and left a note that is now going viral. It read, “God only gives special children to special people.” In an interview with WBTV-TV, Ashley England explained that her 8-year-old son, Riley, has special needs. The mother noted that he got rowdy during the dinner, as he has apparently had trouble in public lately. “The past few weeks have been very hard...
  • The Eternal Hypocrisy of the Leftist Mind

    09/07/2013 6:17:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | september 7, 2013 | Steven Hayward
    Remember how the left’s concern with the slightest signs of sexual harassment disappeared when it threatened to ensnare Bill Clinton? (That episode also had the benefit of causing liberals to see the defects of the independent counsel statute; while railing against Ken Starr, they failed to perceive his great Machiavellian deed.) Well, the left is suddenly revealing their anti-war principles really only apply to Republican presidents. Of course, what is revealed is that their anti-war principles are closely connected to their essential cowardice. Ed Asner has admitted as much, saying they don’t want to criticize Obama on Syria because of...
  • Texas National Guard denies benefits for same-sex spouses

    09/07/2013 9:23:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Josh Hicks
    The Texas National Guard has said it will not provide benefits for same-sex couples, despite a Pentagon directive requiring the military to treat all marriages equally. Maj. Gen. John Nichols, the commanding general of Texas Military Forces, said in an internal memo that the Texas Constitution and the state’s “Family Code” conflicts with the Defense Department’s policy, which Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced in August.
  • Boy Scout alternative, Trail Life USA, launches ‘premier’ Christian group for boys

    09/07/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 32 replies
    The newly announced Trail Life USA expects to become a “premier” Christian organization for boys and young men when it fully launches in the new year. Its goal is to counter the “moral free-fall” of the nation, and “raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders,” organizers told the national inaugural convention in Nashville, Tenn., Friday night. (snip) Trail Life USA’s name, drawn from more than 300 options, was carefully vetted and is intended not to be political or controversial, organizers said. (snip) “Our whole life is about the trail, both in the outdoors and in the journey...
  • Citing costs, IBM to move retirees off health plan

    09/07/2013 7:49:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 78 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | september 7, 2013
    International Business Machines Corp. plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren't likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise. The move, which will affect all IBM retirees once they become eligible for Medicare, will relieve the technology company of the responsibility of managing retirement health-care benefits. IBM said the growing cost of care makes its current plan unsustainable without big premium increases. IBM's shift is an indication that health-insurance...
  • The Syrian head fake (Saturbray)

    09/07/2013 6:24:04 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 9/7/13 | bray
    For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 2 Cor 10:3 Never let a good crisis go to waste, even if you caused it yourself. We are now witnessing the results of Leading From Your Behind in Syria. This story is not about Syria and some questionable chemical attack or whether one side is worse than another, it is about our criminal mismanagement of our energy resources. Sure we are seeing how ill equipped Obomber is on the world stage when he has to actually lead, but more than anything it underscores...
  • Senator Feinstein to Homeland Security: Stop Enforcing Immigration Law

    Senator Feinstein to Homeland Security: Stop Enforcing Immigration Law
  • CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Unless Obama's serious, vote no on Syria strike

    09/06/2013 8:11:54 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 36 replies
    http://www.tauntongazette.com ^ | Posted Sep 06, 2013 | vanity
    if we still had a considerable force based in iraq, syria would never have gotten out of control. the obamites intentionally (or just because they were incompetent) bailed out on a battle of the global war on terror that we had won. if we had bases in iraq, syria would not have blown up.
  • ‘It Was the Right Thing to Do’: Former Marine Who Took Brutal Beating Defending Bullied Boy

    09/06/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    His act of bravery earned him brutal beating from a trio of physically imposing bullies, including a fracture under his eye, stitches all over his face — including in his tear duct — and a concussion. But Wen Jones, 43, said he’d do it all over again. The former marine and father of two observed a 14-year-old boy and his 55-year-old father getting harassed and abused by three 20-year-old men at a Florida beach. The boy’s father, LeRoy Wright Jr., told the men to leave, but Jones sensed the bullies were about to attack. “I couldn’t stand there and watch...
  • Turning in ballots by the tens (no seriously): Colorado Recall

    09/06/2013 9:03:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://revealingpolitics.com ^ | september 6, 2013 | Kelly Maher
    Our team hit the field running for the first day of our “Recall Transparency Project” and although there were lots of highlights (check our feed here) there are a few notable moments: Two dudes just walking down the street taking pro-recall signs. Our awesome field guy Jim got the cops called on him. Two REALLY EXCITED recall voters were so excited to be at the polls they backed into each other. Finally, and I am not making this up, at almost the end of voting on the first day of balloting, some college-age kids showed up at the polling location...
  • Detroit Police Chief: 911 Dispatcher Who Acted Too Slow To Face Criminal Charges

    09/06/2013 2:57:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | september 4, 2013
    Detroit’s police chief is cracking down on his own staff in an effort to improve police response times — with two dispatchers potentially facing criminal complaints for acting too slow in cases where victims ended up dead or critically wounded. -snip In a separate incident in August, a 911 dispatcher is accused of not sending a police vehicle to the scene of a domestic dispute involving a gun — when a vehicle was, in fact, available. The woman allegedly called 911 six times begging for help, and by the time officers arrived an hour later she had been critically wounded...
  • The video judges tried to block: Father secretly records harrowing moment six-hour-old baby is

    09/06/2013 3:29:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | september 5, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    This is the moment social services took a baby away from its parents when it was just six hours old. The infant at the centre of the Munby judgment, known only as J, was removed from its parents after his birth in April. The father secretly filmed the seizure on a webcam attached to the family computer. It has long been available on the internet but an edited version can only now be published and viewed legitimately. The views of the father and mother of the four children taken into care by Staffordshire social workers can also now be published...
  • Obama evacuated our embassies ahead of strike on Syria? [Vanity]

    09/06/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 18 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | September 06, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    In hindsight, I'm thinking that Obama's evacuation of our embassies was due to a U.S. strike on Syria that never happened.
  • Kirsten Powers to President Obama: Give back Nobel Prize

    09/06/2013 6:34:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Some have raised questions again regarding President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize as he seeks authorization for military intervention in Syria. But columnist and Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers said on Wednesday that he should give it back for other reasons. “Yeah, he should have given it back a long time ago, actually,” Powers said to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly. “But, you know, for the drone war, for the escalating the war in Afghanistan, having all these people die unnecessarily, plenty of civilians have been killed by his drone war, including children.” Powers’s comments follow a Swedish reporter who asked...
  • Hillsborough deputies track suspect to wooded area near 42nd Street and Amberly Drive in Tampa

    Hillsborough deputies said Friday morning they'd tracked an assault and home invasion suspect to a stretch of woods north of 42nd Street and south of Amberly Drive in Tampa. A canine and a witness helped track the suspect into the woods. Officers said deep water in the wooded area is complicating the search, but added dogs can track through that obstacle. "The thing about the water is you've gotta come out somewhere," Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Major J.R. Burton said. Related News/Archive Two Tampa police officers shot, killed during traffic stop More than a Year ago State attorney's office...
  • MUST SEE! Glenn Beck Shocking Video THIS Is Who We Are Helping In Syria! SHARE WITH EVERYONE!

    09/05/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 60 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 9/4/2013 | Glen Beck
    Watch this important video. Very graphic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMGoPRuzRc
  • Pope to world leaders: Lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution in Syria

    09/05/2013 4:40:14 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://www.romereports.com ^ | September 5, 2013
    September 5, 2013 (Romereports) Pope Francis is exhausting all efforts to avoid a military strike on Syria. The latest is a the letter he wrote to the world leaders at the G-20 summit, that is underway in St. Petersburg, Russia. With strong words, Francis wrote that ever since the start of the conflict, “one-sided interests” have interfered with finding a “solution that would have avoided the senseless massacre now unfolding.” Francis addressed each and everyone of the G20 leaders and asked them to “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution.” The Vatican spokesman presented the letter during a...
  • Colorado Democrat: Legislature, not guns, will keep you safe

    09/05/2013 2:26:24 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | september 4, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Another Colorado Democrat has stoked the state’s raging gun-control debate by challenging the argument that guns are needed for self-defense. Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said in an interview on YouTube last week that firearms ownership is redundant because the state Legislature keeps citizens safe from harm. “As a woman, I have the right not to carry a gun and to feel safe on the streets, and that’s what we provide for in the state Legislature is for all of us in the state of Colorado — to feel safe on the streets without having to carry a...