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  • Nothing Touches the Tired Spot

    10/15/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2016 | Richard F. Miniter
    As the Civil War seesawed and the Union scored one of its rare early successes, a man met a somber-looking Lincoln at the White House. Trying to cheer the president up, he suggested that the president should be pleased by the latest news from the battle front. Lincoln agreed but then sighed that "nothing touches the tired spot." And he should have had a tired spot. Abraham Lincoln's administration had to deal with the Civil War and its raft of incompetent Union generals; Indian uprisings; an ongoing monetary crisis of epic proportions; and a dozen major foreign issues, including the...
  • Judge issues criminal summons for Christie over Bridgegate

    10/13/2016 9:05:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    A New Jersey judge on Thursday issued a criminal summons for Gov. Chris Christie in connection to his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal. Judge Roy McGeady issued a probable cause summons for Christie, saying there’s evidence to show he might have known that aides were up to political shenanigans and did nothing to top it. It comes weeks after activist Bill Brennan filed a complaint against Christie citing official misconduct. Brennan said he filed the complaint over the fallout from the 2013 Bridgegate lane closures, which he said cost taxpayers millions of dollars. “Defendant Christopher J. Christie knowingly...
  • Federal government to pursue criminal contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    10/11/2016 4:14:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Staff
    Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge's orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona, exposing the 84-year-old lawman to the possibility of jail time and clouding his political future as he seeks a seventh term. The announcement in federal court sets in motion criminal proceedings against the sheriff less than a month before Election Day and comes as he has taken on a prominent role on the national political stage in 2016, appearing alongside Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on several occasions. Arpaio has acknowledged violating the order to...
  • Report: Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

    10/04/2016 8:43:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 10:47 PM EDT
    Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of incoming emails at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement, according to a report published Tuesday. The internet company conducted the surveillance last year after receiving a classified demand from the National Security Agency or the FBI, Reuters said in its story. The report cited three former Yahoo employees and another unidentified person familiar with the matter. Those individuals told Reuters that the government pushed Yahoo to search for a string of letters, numbers or other characters. That meant the fishing expedition could have involved finding a specific phrase or code in the...
  • Peter Thiel's company just sued by U.S. Government (my title)

    09/27/2016 6:20:22 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/27/2016 | TIM HIGGINS
    Palantir Technologies has discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants since at least January 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
  • PAYBACK: Obama Admin Sues Peter Thiel’s Palantir for Bogus ‘Racial Discrimination’

    09/27/2016 6:20:32 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Palantir Technologies co-founder Peter Thiel is evidently paying the price for backing Republican nominee Donald Trump, as the Obama administration has slapped his company with a frivolous lawsuit alleging “racial discrimination” against Asians. The lawsuit, filed and announced Monday by the Department of Labor, threatens the complete cancellation of every contract Palantir has with the federal government — a penalty worth $340 million, the lawsuit claims, which would end the company. The claims in the lawsuit are laughable. The Obama administration alleges that Palantir discriminated against Asians. But it has to admit that Palantir, in fact, hired many Asians —...
  • U.S. Court Rules that EPA Violated Personal Privacy of Farmers, Ranchers

    09/14/2016 7:12:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies ^ | September 13, 2016 | Unknown
    The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency's 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states. The case also related to similar personal information from farmers and ranchers in seven additional states that had yet to be...
  • White House defends Obama evading Senate on Paris climate deal

    08/30/2016 5:47:39 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The White House on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to enter into the Paris climate accord without Senate ratification but stopped short of confirming a Chinese report that he will do so this week during his trip to China. Still, it would surprise no one if Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were to announce the ratification of the sweeping climate change agreement before the Sunday opening of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. White House senior adviser Brian Deese said the president has the legal authority to ratify the accord without the two-thirds Senate vote required...
  • "Make No Mistake, Everyone Warning About Clinton Is A Target And They Are Marked"

    08/08/2016 9:23:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies ^ | August 8th, 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    Retired Green Beret Blasts "Make No Mistake, Everyone Warning About Clinton Is A Target And They Are Marked" by Tyler Durden Aug 8, 2016 10:25 PM 0 SHARES Submitted by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne)) via,The Obama Administration has been characterized by not only a lack of transparency on issues that surface, but a deliberate obfuscation to mask true actions and intentions.  There are literally no limits to what the man and his handlers will do outside of the law to attain their ends, while simultaneously...
  • Turkish Police Torture, Rape Own Soldiers, Officers, Judges

    07/25/2016 8:06:08 AM PDT · by dvan · 30 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | July 25, 2016 | William Reed
    A new Amnesty report details the horrific torture that thousands have been subjected to since the post-coup round-up. Following the attempted coup in July 15, upon the calls of mosques all across Turkey and of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and PM Binali Yildirim to the Turkish people “to take to the streets and airports,” pro-government Islamists started hunting Turkish soldiers – their own soldiers – in the streets, beating, torturing, lynching them. Torture and beatings of surrendering soldiers continued at police stations, too. In a disturbing video published on social media and some Turkish newspapers, a police officer threatens...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • Obama says 'dangers are real' in debate over encryption (Sides with the FBI)

    03/12/2016 9:30:03 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 12, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama sided with law enforcement Friday in the debate pitting encryption and personal privacy against national security, arguing that authorities must be able to access data held on electronic devices because the "dangers are real." Appearing at an annual tech festival in the Texas capital, Obama delivered his most extensive comments to date on an issue currently being played out in federal court. Apple, one of the world's largest technology companies, is challenging the government's request that it help the FBI access data on a cellphone that was used in the San Bernardino, California,...
  • Obama weighs executive action on Gitmo after GOP rejects closure plan

    02/23/2016 11:18:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-23-2016
    "I'm not going to stand up here and unilaterally take any options off the table when it comes to the president's use of his executive authority," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, venting that lawmakers are also ignoring Mr. Obama's budget proposal and his intention to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. "There is this emerging trend in Congress that has worsened in just the last few weeks. Congress is actually refusing to engage. They're refusing to consider the specific Gitmo plan." Mr. Obama announced his long-anticipated proposal to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with considerable...
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • How Donald Trump Broke the GOP’s Music Curse (he keeps playing Adele even after she complains)

    02/07/2016 9:43:21 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 7 2016 | Review Troy
    Donald Trump has been blowing up the old traditional GOP certainties left and right, and this week he overturned another one. In what seemed like an embarrassing rebuke, on February 1, Adele told the Republican front-runner that he didn’t have her permission to use her songs at his massive campaign events. Adele might just be the world’s most popular singer at the moment, and any normal candidate would have folded his tent, chastened. Not Trump. At his rally in Little Rock, Arkansas two days later the crowd of thousands listened to Adele’s “Skyfall” before Trump’s helicopter landed. A day after...
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 |
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Obama's plan to tighten gun laws sets up rematch with powerful gun rights group NRA

    01/02/2016 9:57:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | January 2, 2016
    The National Rifle Association, the country's most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama's new plan to use his presidential power to tighten firearms laws, calling it a "political stunt" that fails to increase public safety. President Obama said this weekend that he'll meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss his "options” toward curbing gun violence, after ordering his White House team several months ago to identify "new actions" that he can take. The president also said that he's taking action because Congress has failed to act. He is expected to use so-called executive orders to tighten federal...
  • Obama launches 'secret' new immigration scheme (11th hour 'rule change' totally bypasses Congress)

    12/31/2015 1:57:11 PM PST · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 31 Dec 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In the final hours of 2015 the Obama administration has quietly proposed a host of rule changes that critics say will end up being a bonanza for foreign students and illegal immigrants seeking work in the U.S. while putting a dagger in the hearts of thousands of American workers. The rules, as proposed by Obama's Department of Homeland Security, make it easier for employers to hire and retain foreign workers who have not yet received their green cards or "lawful protected resident" status. The U.S. already hands out approximately 1 million green cards per year, but under the proposed changes...
  • Obama to announce new executive action on guns

    12/31/2015 12:44:40 PM PST · by presidio9 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu December 31, 2015 | Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama is expected to announce in the coming days a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales, people familiar with White House planning said. Described as "imminent," the set of executive actions would fulfill a promise by the President to take further unilateral steps the White House says could help curb gun deaths. Plans for the action are not yet complete, and those familiar with the process warn that unforeseen circumstances could delay an announcement. But gun control advocates are expecting the new actions to be revealed next week, ahead of Obama's...
  • Team Obama wins fight to have Christian home-school family deported

    12/08/2015 1:15:36 PM PST · by yoe · 42 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Uwe and Hannelore Romeike came to the United States in 2008 seeking political asylum. They fled their German homeland in the face of religious persecution for homeschooling their children. They wanted to live in a country where they could raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs. The Romeikes were initially given asylum, but the Obama administration objected – claiming that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution.
  • Obama: We Can't Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to...

    11/28/2015 12:01:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 104 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/15
    President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement about the shooting that took place at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.Three people, including a policeman, were killed in the incident.“If we truly care about this--if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience--then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” said Obama. “Period.  Enough is enough.”Here is the full text of President Obama’s statement: The last...
  • Appeals Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plans

    11/09/2015 7:42:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 9, 2015 | Michael D. Shear and Julia Preston
    A federal appeals court said Monday that President Obama could not move forward with his plans to overhaul immigration rules by providing up to five million people with work permits and protection from deportation. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, ruled 2 to 1 against an appeal by the Obama administration, saying that a lawsuit brought by 26 states to block Mr. Obama's actions was likely to succeed at trial. The ruling is the latest blow to the president's efforts to circumvent congressional inaction on immigration by using the...
  • Top Physicist Freeman Dyson: Obama ‘Took the Wrong Side’ on Climate Change

    10/14/2015 4:32:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 95 replies
    CNS ^ | October 14, 2015 | Mairead McArdle
    Freeman Dyson, one of the world’s top theoretical physicists and a self-described “100% Democrat,” criticized President Barack Obama for his views on climate change, stating that he was on the “wrong side” of the issue and that Republicans were on the “right side” of the topic. “I'm 100 per cent Democrat myself, and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on this issue, and the Republicans took the right side,” Dyson told The Register last week. Dyson’s name looms large in the scientific and political worlds. A contemporary of Albert Einstein, Dyson taught physics at Princeton University, worked...
  • Castro Prepares for Pope’s Visit by Arresting 50 Ladies in White Dissidents

    09/16/2015 3:47:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | 9/15/15 | Belen Marty
    Leader Berta Soler Says 3,500 "Pardoned" Are Common Criminals for Show Just six days before the arrival of Pope Francis in Cuba, the island’s police arrested 50 Ladies in White and other human-rights activists, to make it 22nd consecutive Sunday of detentions and beatings. Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, explained to the PanAm Post the catch-and-release process of intimidation, and that all captives were out of jail by Monday night. The regime’s officers arrested the women, who every Sunday gather to demand the release of political prisoners, and dragged them away as they sat in protest.

    08/03/2015 4:47:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    100 ^ | 8/01/15 | By 100% FED Up
    BREAKING: GUN USED IN GARLAND, TEXAS ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK BOUGHT UNDER OBAMA’S ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ You can thank Eric Holder for this. Remember Fast and Furious was a gun running program under Obama and Eric Holder. Hundreds of people have been murdered with these guns. Just another total screwup and coverup from the Obama regime. Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol. At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal...
  • Obama: If Congress Blocks My Iran Deal, I’ll Ignore The Law & Do It Anyway

    07/31/2015 4:27:40 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 58 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 07-31-2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    How very fascist. So, Obama is saying that if Congress doesn’t play ball on approving the Iran deal, he might just go ahead and do it anyway. That violates the Constitution and the law. Technically he can’t do it – oh, but he will. Notice how Kerry sidestepped the issue? If Obama does this and isn’t made to answer for it or stopped, that’s the end of our Constitutional Republic and the actual beginning of a dictatorship.
  • Granny’s Got a Gun: More Seniors Now Purchasing Firearms

    07/25/2015 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    If you thought the elderly's weapon of choice was their knitting needle, think again. A growing trend reveals that today’s senior citizens are taking advantage of their Second Amendment rights just as much as younger generations. One gun store in Georgia, Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, has seen an influx of senior citizens eager to get their hands on firearms. Sandy Springs records show a 30 percent increase among seniors buying guns, or showing up for target practice. Even more telling are statistics from Dekalb County which show that out of 1,800 gun applications, 244 were over 55 years old....
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Ben Carson Is Talking About Guns Again, and He’s Clarifying a Very Important Point(t)

    07/21/2015 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 7/21/2015 | Fred Lucas
    Any doubts Ben Carson left about his commitment to the Second Amendment stemmed from “political inexperience,” the famed neurosurgeon told TheBlaze. Carson, who is among the leading Republican presidential candidates in most polls, said in 2013 shortly after the public began calling for him to run for president, that the right to own a semi-automatic weapon depended on whether someone lived in a rural or populated area.
  • Obama looks to ban Social Security recipients from owning guns

    07/19/2015 4:48:03 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 19, 2015
    The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported. The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others, according to the paper. The language of federal gun laws restricts ownership to people who are unable to manage their own affairs due to "marked subnormal...
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/18/2015 2:19:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 179 replies
    A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.” Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already...
  • Former CNN Anchor: The Second Amendment Saved My Life

    07/08/2015 2:05:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | July 8, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week during a road trip out west, former CNN journalists  Chuck de Caro and Lynne Russell had a brush with death after an armed man pushed his way into their New Mexico motel room. Luckily, the recently married couple was armed and their assailant ended up dead. Here are the details: Ex-reporter Chuck de Caro killed the alleged gunman after he accosted de Caro's wife, Lynne Russell, in the parking lot of an Albuquerque motel and forced his way inside their room, Russell told local outlet KOB-TV. Russell, a retired CNN Headline News anchor, said she slipped a handgun into...
  • Seattle City Council considers gun, ammo tax

    07/08/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    King5News ^ | 07/08/2015 | Michael Konopasek
    Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess is proposing a new tax on guns. The proposal would tax gun sales $25 per gun and add a five cent-tax on each round of ammunition. Five cents per round adds up to a roughly $2.50 increase for a box off handgun ammunition. The legislation would also impose a $500 fine on gun owners who do not report guns lost or stolen.
  • Gun in San Francisco killing stolen from federal agent's vehicle, source says

    07/08/2015 11:14:44 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2015 | By Dan Simon, Sara Sidner and Ed Payne
    San Francisco (CNN)The gun used in the killing of a San Francisco woman in a case that gave new political prominence to the issue of illegal immigration was stolen from a vehicle belonging to a federal Bureau of Land Management agent, a source familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. Kate Steinle was shot to death on July 1 on one of San Francisco's busiest piers. The .40-caliber pistol was a personal weapon, not an official firearm, the source said. Investigators still are trying to determine how Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man accused in Steinle's killing, allegedly obtained the weapon, according...
  • It wouldn’t hurt President Obama to continue to push for gun reform (barf alert)

    07/07/2015 5:27:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7 july 2015 | Dan Thomasson
    As we continue to mourn the latest mass murder and the president has expressed the anger and frustration that most of us feel, we all can just settle back to wait for the next atrocity and the resulting worthless disingenuous rhetoric about changing the nation’s barbaric gun culture. Between now and then, this is certain: Nothing will alter the status quo and the victims will just be more martyred to the cause delivering us from the evil of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. If that seems unrelentingly cynical, it is justified by the refusal of American political and judicial...
  • StolenGuns A Commonality In Tampa Shootings

    07/05/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Behrman / Tribune Staff
    TAMPA — Most of the 21 homicides and more than two dozen shootings Tampa police have investigated this year have several factors in common. The violence primarily is a result of neighborhood feuds among groups of mostly young black men, police say. All of the shootings took place in East and West Tampa. And investigators are struggling to get information from witnesses and victims about who committed the crimes. Another pattern has emerged that has Tampa police and federal authorities working together to put a stop to it: Most of the bullets are being fired from stolen guns. “We believe...
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line …” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

    04/17/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2015 | Katie Pavlich, editor
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm. According to Grassley's office, the VA "reports individuals to the gun ban list if an individual merely needs financial assistance managing VA benefits," keeping them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. (Bolding is mine) "The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes...
  • Billy Currington Pulls Out Of Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Concert Amid Fan Outrage

    04/17/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 4/17/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Country fans were outraged and on April 16, Currington announced he was pulling out of the concert. According to the International Business Times (IBI), the gun control concert got the wrong kind of exposure when Breitbart News reported that concert beneficiary Sandy Hook Promise “is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes.” Currington announced his decision to pull out via Facebook:
  • Obama's Wanton Lawlessness Should Disturb All Americans

    04/16/2015 1:52:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    We live in a constitutional republic in which our elected officials are bound by the constraints of the Constitution, which means they don't have a license to do whatever they please, even if they think it would be best for the country. That President Barack Obama so flagrantly violates this enshrined legal principle and much of his Democratic Party supports him in doing so is why so many other people are outraged and, at times, fear for their country. Under past presidents in my lifetime (I was born after FDR), Republican and Democratic, we have not had to live in...
  • Gun Control Advocates Will Deliver Petition Calling For Emily Miller's Firing

    03/21/2015 7:20:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 3/20/2015 | Matt Cohen
    “By the standards of her profession, Emily Miller has no business calling herself a journalist," Ladd Everitt, communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in a statement. "Miller’s crusade against popular gun laws has been a professional one since the beginning. At this point, area residents can have no reasonable expectation that she will provide objective, impartial coverage on matters of concern to them. If Miller wishes to behave like a pundit and activist, then WTTG should replace her with an actual reporter.”
  • OPINION: Gun violence is a health crisis

    03/12/2015 6:01:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 03/12/2015 | William D. Bezdek , M.D.
    The American College of Physicians, combined with the American Bar Association and eight other professional organizations, has issued a call for action to stem the national crisis in firearm deaths and injuries. In a white paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, they point out that more than 32,000 deaths a year are the result of gun violence. The United States has the most gun deaths of any industrialized nation. In addition, the number of injuries caused by guns is more than double the death number. The Children's Safety Network estimated that in 2010, gun violence cost $174 billion....
  • Where is the NRA?

    02/10/2015 2:24:01 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 3, 2015 | Conservative Review Staff
    Gun Owners of America sent out an alert warning Republicans of the pending nomination of anti-gun crusader Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for Attorney General. That begs the question: Where is the National Rifle Association (NRA)? Lynch is no friend of the Second Amendment yet the NRA appears to be giving members of the Senate a pass on the nomination. After you read the GOA alert, you can only ask "why?" Let's start with Operation Choke Point, the Justice Department program intended to destroy the firearms industry by cutting off credit and credit card processing to gun manufacturers and dealers....
  • When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people – At the point of a gun

    01/31/2015 5:10:04 AM PST · by george76 · 82 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 31, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    FDR, the man who studied Mussolini, who birthed the current intrusive state, who started the drug war in earnest, who put Japanese Americans into concentration camps, who extended the Depression years longer than it needed to be and thereby contributed to the genesis of the Second World War, who tried to pack the Supreme Court, who gave away half of Europe to the Soviets at Yalta, and who confiscated the gold – the real wealth – of the American people. What a guy. And he still has his face on the dime. There is a reason why my grandmother, a...
  • African Union confirms Mugabe as chairman

    01/30/2015 11:24:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 30.01.2015 | [ipj/gb(AFP, Reuters, AP)]
    The African Union’s rotating post of chairman has gone to Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s veteran president enjoys respect across the continent, but faces travel bans from both the US and EU for harassing opponents. Mugabe assumed the largely ceremonial role on Friday at an African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa as it leaders and UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for global action against Boko Haram in Nigeria. […] Western nations accuse Mugabe, a former guerrilla leader who fought against white-minority rule in former British-ruled Rhodesia, of crushing political dissent and ruining Zimbabwe’s rural-based economy. For many in Africa, however, he...
  • White House Outraged over Boehner Invitation to Netanyahu [semi-satire]

    01/23/2015 3:45:45 PM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    The invitation House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) issued to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress has the Obama Administration in a state of apoplexy. "The Speaker did not have President Obama's permission to issue such an invitation," complained Press Secretary Josh Earnest. "Prime Minister Netanyahu did not have the President's permission to accept the invitation. It's a major breach of protocol that undermines Executive Supremacy." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) characterized Boehner's move as "a critical blunder. I wouldn't be surprised if the President were to use this as an excuse to disband...
  • Houston Mayor Says Jury Trial Unnecessary [satire]

    01/20/2015 8:49:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Critics of Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s new protections for transgenders (allowing them to use whichever restroom they desire regardless of their anatomy) saw their petitions aimed at getting Mayor’s policy on the ballot arbitrarily declared invalid. The Mayor now wants these critics to be judged by a “Special Master” for “attempting to overturn simple justice through improper utilization of the petition process.” Those accused of this made-up crime have demanded a jury trial, a demand for something that Parker calls “ludicrous and unnecessary.” “The role of a jury is to determine the facts of a case,” Parker lectured. “In this...
  • [From April 8, 2014] Holder Considering Forcing Gun Owners To Wear Tracking Bracelets

    01/18/2015 9:43:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 105 replies ^ | April 8, 2014 | Robert Gehl
    The Attorney General told a House subcommittee they’re considering “gun-tracking bracelets” as a “common sense” way to reduce gun violence.