Thursday Open Thread – January 31st

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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123 Responses to Thursday Open Thread – January 31st

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Woo Hoo! Balm for my insomnia!

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  2. lovemygirl says:

    UNDERSTANDING OBAMA

    by Senator H.L.”Bill” Richardson [Ret.]

    To understand what Obama is doing on the gun issue and other programs the administration is advocating, one must understand the Hegelian dialectic, the principle of “advancing to goals through retreat.”

    It works as follows: Demand everything, push ahead and persist! Then when the opposition becomes formidable, continue to advance until it becomes obvious that the entire goal is in jeopardy, then suddenly back away, giving the appearance of being reasonable and open to “compromise.” Then, continue to be tough while “compromising,” until you get as much as you can.

    More at:

    http://gunowners.org/news01242013.htm

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    • Sharon says:

      ….all the while counting on the stooopidity of your opponents to let you do this again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again……well you get the idea.

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    • michellc says:

      I read just this morning in the local paper that Sen. Coburn is working with Schumer on universal background checks that both sides can agree on and would pass the Senate. The article went on to say it’s something that polls showed the majority of Americans agreed with.
      I don’t care what the majority of Americans agree with, if they agree with it then they can amend the constitution. Universal background checks are stupid, background checks in general don’t work, if you look at the mass shootings they all wanted to talk so much about in their hearing yesterday, Aurora, Sandy Hook and Gabby Gifford, 2 of the 3 the shooter passed the background check. Laws should be based on common sense and solutions.
      I know a man, a Vietnam vet who doesn’t trust his government, he’s never even had a speeding ticket, but he buys guns through private sellers because of his distrust of his government and he worries as a vet that they will keep track of how many guns he purchases. I’ve told him before it’s illegal for them to keep the information, he laughed and said the law means nothing to them and they believe they’re above the law and honestly they are, who is going to make sure they follow the law?
      People can call him paranoid, but he does make sense, how do we know they are following the law? Dealers have to keep the paperwork for a certain amount of time, it’s not too farfetched for them to piece the information together to create their own national registry.
      So that’s one aspect, another aspect is it will cost extra money to a person that wants to trade guns, gun collectors do this all the time, family members do it all the time, at least in my family, it means if you want to gift a gun to a family member or friend then if you buy the gun through a private sale, you pay a fee for the background check, then you have to pay another fee to have a background check for the person you’re gifting the gun to.
      If they can’t even get the background check system they have now right, why should they be allowed to have an even broader background check? How much more taxpayer money is going to have to be spent to have this universal background system?
      Finally, I for one, am tired of the backroom deals between a few select people out of the view of the people.
      I called Sen. Coburn’s office and expressed these views as soon as I finished the article, however I doubt it will matter. He met with the men and accepted the petition that said his constituents wanted no more new gun laws and then went ahead and apparently met in a backroom with Schumer of all people to work out a deal.

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      • Patriot Dreamer says:

        We already know the ATF does not follow the law.

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      • John Denney says:

        Strikes me that when a person is found to be armed, there should be 3 questions:
        1) Citizen?
        2) Convict?
        3) Sane?

        If the answers are “yes, no, yes”, the person is legally armed.

        All citizens may be armed unless convicts or not sane. If one is a citizen and one’s name is not in the convict or insane database, you’re good to go.
        That should satisfy the control freaks and the paranoid.

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        • michellc says:

          Here’s an interesting link on mass shootings.

          http://info.publicintelligence.net/NJROIC-MassShootings.pdf

          In this link you can find that mass shootings from 1999 up to November 2012 you learn that handguns are the weapon of choice. Only one of these shootings was a so-called assault rifle used out of 29 mass shootings, so adding in the Newtown shooting you have 2 out of 30.

          I took this information a step farther and looked up all the shootings from 2009-2012 on their list, which does not include the Newtown shooting. Of those 10 mass shootings that occurred during those years, according to news reports I found that 8 of those shooters had bought their guns through dealers and passed background checks, 2 of those in states where the guns also had to be registered and were registered. Two, I could find no reports on how they acquired their guns, but one of those was by a man in California
          who had been ordered by a court that he could not have guns and according to what I could find on gun laws in California it is illegal for private sales without going through a dealer, so basically an universal background check.
          I’ve passed this information along to Sen. Coburn and asked him if the majority of mass shootings occurred by killers who bought their guns through dealers using the current background system, what sense does it make to have universal background checks? How would universal background checks have stopped them from going on a mass killing spree when going through the current background system didn’t save one life?
          I asked him what I consider a common sense question, if you’re going to pass laws that infringe on the rights of American citizens in order to make us all safer or to save just one life, shouldn’t they at least be made on facts and common sense? Where are the facts that mass shootings are happening because of private gun sales? Where is the common sense in more background checks when the majority, at least 80%, possibly 100% of the mass shooters were able to buy guns through the current background system?
          I provided him with links to each news report of each shooting listing the details of the firearm(s) used and how they acquired the gun.

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  3. stellap says:

    An Irishman’s American Dream

    An Irishman who has been waiting 9 years for a green card tells – very eloquently – what he thinks about immigration amnesty, and “paths to citizenship”.

    http://youngpatriots.com/2013/01/an-irishmans-american-dream/

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Unbelievable. We’ll take an illiterate peasant before an educated man – oh, I forgot. The Irishman may have enough brainpower to think (and vote) for himself….

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    • Josh says:

      Thank you for posting this. I heard this gentleman speak on Mark Levin’s show. He sounded like a great guy. As he was speaking, my thoughts were in line with WeeWeed.

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  4. stellap says:

    Newtown students to sing in Super Bowl pregame

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/01/30/newtown-children-super-bowl/1878349/

    A little more than a month after the tragic mass shooting of 26 students and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a group of 26 students from the school will perform America the Beautiful during the Super Bowl XLVII pregame show, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all and merry Friday-eve. Here’s a happy little article, “Trusting Your Own Government (Or Not.)

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/trusting_your_own_government_–_or_not.html

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  6. stellap says:

    And this is the man that Obama considers the best candidate at the Department of Defense?


    Professor Hagel
    Hagel’s Georgetown syllabus littered with anti-Israel authors

    http://freebeacon.com/professor-hagel/

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Shoppin’ in Tejas…….. :lol:

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  8. texan59 says:

    There are those among us who don’t have much faith in our republican establishment ruling class. We are not alone.

    http://thecampofthesaints.org/2013/01/30/what-the-future-holds-gop-cave-in-on-gun-control/

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    FOX has been running that cute kitten video this morning – what a sweetie!! :D

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  10. texan59 says:

    Ms. Coulter is not real impressed with Sen. Rubio’s free pass to citizenship program.

    Although she does seem to like the junior Senator from Texas –

    “Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a Republican who — as a Princeton and Harvard Law graduate — does not yearn for “strange new respect” from the elites. This week, he said of Rubio’s amnesty plan: “To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who waited years, if not decades, to come to America legally.”

    If only other Republicans didn’t ride the tea party to victory before realizing they really just want to be John McCain.”

    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/01/30/coulter-rubios-amnesty-a-path-to-oblivion-for-gop/

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  11. texan59 says:

    Cuz I love the headline -

    “DEER DON’T SHOOT BACK, CRIMINALS DO”

    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/01/30/grassley-deer-dont-shoot-back-criminals-do/

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  12. Knuckledraggingwino says:

    Did anyone else watch the Golden Globes awards? I mention this because Jullianne Moore won another award for her slanderous charicature of Governor Palin. She won the award wearing this dress:

    http://www.celebitchy.com/276639/julianne_moore_at_the_sags_in_white_chanel_with_black_flowers_totally_fug_or_kind_of_awesome/

    IMHO, the dress would be awesome if Ms Moore had the assets to properly support it.

    Contrast Ms Moore’s sad, deflated image to Gov Palin’s spectacular appearance in a similar dress on the cover of Vogue magazine.

    http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/critical_mass/list_of_home_ru.php

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    • WeeWeed says:

      No. Ms. Moore has on the ugliest dress I’ve seen since I last saw Moo. No.Contest.

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      • Knuckledraggingwino says:

        Gov Palin could make that dress look hot.

        Interestingly, Moore wore the same dress at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

        Is Jullianne Moore the reason why they use the acronymn “SAG Awards?”

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      • ctdar says:

        my daughter & I watched a little bit so we could see Katniss win
        & she asked why show was called the SAG awards just as Moore came onstage and I said that’s why! Had the giggles for rest of the night :lol:

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        • WeeWeed says:

          Ummmm-hmmmmm….. :lol: She’s got the $$$$$$$ to fix that little “problem,” too!

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          • ctdar says:

            Moore has some nerve, after ridiculing Palin from day 1 she gets the plum movie role earning her 2 major awards (that I know of) yet can’t be gracious to even acknowledge her subject in her speeches because without Palin she wouldn’t have received the paycheck. If Moore was true to her convictions she should’ve no showed.

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          • ctdar says:

            Hah! Maybe she ought take a page out of geraldos
            aka “zachary” beauty upkeep! lol inject some butt fat there! :lol:

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  13. czarowniczy says:

    On the issue, and referring back to a previous thread, I got nostalgic and went to the Weber County, Utah Sheriff’s site for a lookie-see. To my surprise there was an posting from the Undersheriff where he’d put up the letter to Pres Obama from the state sheriff’s association regarding their not performing any unconstitutional gun-grabs. Apparently every sheriff in the state except for the Salt Lake County sheriff, had signed it. It really isn’t much of a revolutionary manifesto when you go through it but it does show that at least there are some LEA officials out there with a knowledge of how to salve the electorate without completely antagonizing the Feds. Anyway, right above the Undersheriff’s posting is a letter from the sheriff explaining, in great detail and and length, why the letter really really doesn’t mean they’ll stand between the people and the Feds if the Feds stomp their feet and wag their fingers. Fine political theater but in the end it looks as if the more populated counties in Utah have been infected by the urban PC virus and the elected LEA walk that fine line between keeping the voters happy or being unemployed. Utah’s changed a lot since I first lived there, I remember when you’d open-carry and no one would give you a second glance. You’d get busted for smoking on the street but the big iron on your hip was hip.

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  14. 22tula says:

    “Blinded By A Hatred Of Israel” + links
    By Danny Jeffrey – January 31, 2013

    http://www.freedomrings1776.com/2013/01/blinded-by-hatred-of-israel.html#more

    “Hagel’s Controversial Foreign Connections and Backers” + links
    By Cliff Kincaid – January 14, 2013

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/01/hagels-controversial-foreign-connections-and-backers/

    New Zeal – January 15, 2013

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/01/chuck-hagel-obamas-defense-pick-linked-to-institute-for-policy-studies-anti-military-marxists/

    New Zeal – January 15, 2013

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/01/treason-obamas-plans-to-disarm-america/

    “Chuck Hagel Has an Armenian Problem”
    By Adam Kredo – January 11, 2013

    http://freebeacon.com/chuck-hagel-has-an-armenian-problem/

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    • 22tula says:

      Never Underestimate The Power Of Stupid People In Large Groups
      Sheik Yer Mami – January 31, 2013

      http://sheikyermami.com/2013/01/31/germany-says-willkommen-to-mubro-top-dog-mohammed-morsi/

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I was on both of my Senators while Hagel’s nomination was still a proposal, his being considered went out on the Old Boy “Oh Sh*t!” net early on. Those who have a knowledge of this guy are appalled by his standards, especially his utterances on cutting back our triad nuke defense while ignoring Russian and Chinese expansions of their nuke forces and allowing Iran to go on developing a nuke without anything more than pin-prick responses. His Armenian position buffers his anti-Israel, pro-Muslim positions that he’s brought forth so many times on the Senate floor. I wonder if he’s a Democrat 5th columnist who was sheep dipped as a Republican in order to make him edible in the Heartland? We have the Rockefellers early on moving from their leftist haunts in the Northeast to populate a few poor southern states, where they could use their wealth to eventually become Senators and metastasize into Congress. We had Dixiecrats in the south, conservative Republican types masquerading, as Democrats as, in the old days, a Republican couldn’t get elected in the south even were he to change water into wine. Hagel could well be a slimy Democrat POS that was passed as Republican – he’s almost as Obama as Obama be. One can only wonder what he was promised to sell out his country and our allies.
      Speaking of ‘old boy’ nets, I’m relatively sure that – as they did with Kerry – both of my Republican Senators will vote to confirm Hagel, ‘blood’ is stronger than the national interests.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Hilarious – his former BFF McLame’s giving him holy h3ll….. :D

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yeah, a replay of Kerry. They’ll strain and bark like dog on a chain but eventually they’ll roll over, show their pink, well-stuffed tummies and confirm him. Muslims throughout the Mideast are preparing celebratory dinners as we speak – err-write – err type.

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  15. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Sen. David Vitter on the comprehensive immigration bill:

    “Look, I love and respect Marco,” Vitter said. “I just think he’s amazingly naïve on this issue. This is the same old formula we’ve dealt with before, including when it passed in 1986 and that is promise of enforcement and immediate amnesty. And of course, the promises of enforcement never materialize. The amnesty happens immediately, the millisecond the bill is signed into law. And the same is true here.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/30/vitter-on-rubios-immigration-reform-push-i-just-think-hes-amazingly-naive-on-this-issue/#ixzz2JZmzRL3K

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  16. Josh says:

    A concerned husband went to a doctor to talk about his wife. He says to the doctor, “Doctor, I think my wife is deaf because she never hears me the first time and always asks me to repeat things.” “Well,” the doctor replied, “go home and tonight stand about 15 feet from her and say something to her. If she doesn’t reply move about 5 feet close and say it again. Keep doing this so that we’ll get an idea about the severity of her deafness”.

    Sure enough, the husband goes home and does exactly as instructed. He starts off about 15 feet from his wife in the kitchen as she is chopping some vegetables and says, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” He hears no response. He moves about 5 feet closer and asks again. No reply. He moves 5 feet closer. Still no reply. He gets fed up and moves right behind her, about an inch away, and asks again, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”

    She replies, “For the fourth time, vegetable stew!”

    http://www.dailyjokes.co

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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Email……..
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    25 Ways to Pi$$ off a Yankee…

    1. Take your own sweet time when doing ANYTHING.

    2. Pronounce all one-syllable words with two.

    3. When giving directions, finish with “and it’s right down yonder on the left.” Confuses the mess out of ‘em.

    4. Talk REAL slow, and ask them to speak more slowly so you can understand what they’re saying.

    5. When they talk nostalgically about the North, tell ‘em “Delta’s ready when you are!”

    6. Talk loudly and often about SEC football or ACC basketball.

    7. Refer to every soft drink as a Coke. (This really does annoy ‘em!)

    8. Always order sweet tea and/or grits. When they don’t have it, raise a ruckus.

    9. Offer to send ‘em a bottle of fresh air.

    10. Insist on being addressed by your first AND middle names. (e.g. Lisa Marie-John Michael-Jim Bob. . .you get the idea)

    11. Frequently bring up “The War of Northern Aggression” in conversation. If anyone ever says the words “Civil War”, always interject that “there was nothing civil about it.”

    12. Address all males as “son” and females as “little lady”.

    13. Correct their pronunciation of certain words. For example: It’s “Pah-kahn” not “Pee-can”. (Amen)

    14. Put Tabasco on everything.

    15. For New York Yankees: Act as if the whole state of New York is New York City. In other words, if they say “Yo, I’m from upstate New Yoik!”,say “Well, I’ll be darned, my wife has always wanted to see a Broadway show!”

    16. When invited to dinner, offer to bring dessert. Show up with a box of Moon Pies. . .preferably the banana ones.

    17. Name all of your children “Bubba”. (or just call em that!)

    18. Use the word “reckon” in a sentence and watch their reaction.

    19. “Mash” buttons. “Cut” off lights. “Carry” the kids to school.

    20. Never simply “do” something. Be “fixin to do” something.

    21. Tell them you don’t have an accent, they do.

    22. Be sure to include “yes/no ma’am/sir” in all conversations…Offends the heck out of ‘em.

    23. Only use landmarks and ramble on when giving directions. “Now go down Jeff Davis Highway and turn left at where the Chevron station used to be. I think they turned it into a Amoco. Or maybe a BP. Anyway, turn right there…” “You said left.” “Did I? Well, turn left there and follow it until you see a big fish on your left. I remember when that fish used to be on the other side of town..”

    24. Ask them if it’s still snowing up North. Then tell ‘em you went driving around in your convertible this weekend.

    25. Call ‘em a yankee. Works every time.

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    • ctdar says:

      redneck

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Seriously – is there anything on the planet more gross than a banana Moon Pie??? :D

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      • czarowniczy says:

        HEY! All Moon Pies are equal in the eyes of a redneck. Some be jus’ a bit mo’ equal than others. Now Little Debbies – that’s a whole utther story.

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      • michellc says:

        I loved moon pies when I was young, nothing better than a grape nehi and moon pie. Not real sure anymore what I liked about them except for moon pies and honey buns were a special treat.

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    • woohoowee says:

      “16. When invited to dinner, offer to bring dessert. Show up with a box of Moon Pies. . .preferably the banana ones.”

      Laughing so hard I needz tissue! Next time we eat at my Mom’s I’m gonna do this (will hide the real dessert in the truck)! This is gonna be a hoot :-)

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    • lovemygirl says:

      I got the “talk slower” response once. I was kind of born in between, KY, and I used to laugh at a friend from KY who made fun of a GA guy’s accent. They both sounded “Southern” to me after years up Nort’.

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    • lovemygirl says:

      Yankee’s revenge.
      On the directions, I met up with a guy from NYC during orientation week in college. We were walking along and a couple pulled up and asked for directions. I told them I was brand new to the city and he just gave them directions. Go up four blocks, take a left. When you get to a stoplight with a bank on the left, turn right, etc. etc.
      After they left I asked him how he knew that. His response was “If they are dumb enough to ask a total stranger directions then they deserve to be lost”.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        I know, right?? I useta live in Taxachussetts!! :D ADD: We’d lie to anybody, and I useta know a million Kennedy jokes.

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      • michellc says:

        Even us country folks get confused at directions. I hate when someone tells me you go about a mile, then up at Williams’ old place you turn left and go up there another mile or two, not sure exactly but you turn right where the ol’ church used to be, then it’s the first place on the left, if you go up green hill you know you’ve went too far. They’re not trying to be confusing they just expect everyone should know these things.

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  18. ctdar says:

    Err this could get ugly for alot of dems….Menendez pimp buddy Melgin donated to alot of political campaigns…including both Clintons,Gore, DWSchultz, and Foley who later resigned for consorting with male underage congressional pages. Wonder if can tie anything to Obama but probably already scrubbed.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/30/Menendez-donor-Melgen-financed-Clintons-Wasserman-Schultz-and-GOP-pols

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  19. ctdar says:

    Cuomo loses support after declaring new heavy handed rigorous NY gun laws

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/31/Poll-Cuomo-Job-Approval-Tanks-After-Gun-Laws

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  20. ctdar says:

    Senate voting on Pauls amendment to block sending F-16 & tanks to Egypt,
    only need simple majority

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  21. cajunkelly says:

    Such a moving story of love…and life;

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/31/baby-born-with-brain-seeping-through-skull-has-life-changing-reconstructive/?intcmp=features

    God Bless this precious little boy. He could grow up to be a wonderful President.

    His parents could have “disposed” of him, but they chose love and LIFE for him. :)

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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    Is it just me, or is there some kind of plan to see how many stories about shootings, etc. they can put on the air today? .

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  23. crossthread42 says:

    AGENDA: Grinding America Down (Full Movie) FREE to watch for a limited time.
    http://vimeo(dot)com/52009124 The PROGESSIVE AGENDA….

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  24. michellc says:

    So because this guy got scared and couldn’t load his own gun, he now thinks everyone wilts under pressure and nobody is able to defend their home and family and it’s all a fantasy, so we should all turn in our guns? Is this to help him gain back some of his pride? If nobody has a gun then I don’t have to look like such a coward?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/gave-guns-article-1.1238566

    Late one night in the spring of 2008, I was jolted awake by the sound of yet another a burglar trying to break into my Atlanta home. We’d already had a series of scary close calls, but this time I was ready: I had staged my shotgun and a box of shells in a broom closet right by the back door, next to the umbrellas.

    While my girlfriend called the police, I ran into the kitchen and looked out the window just in time to see a human form rush to hide in the shadows behind my car. I grabbed the gun and fumbled for the ammunition in the half-light, spilling most on the ground, but finally found one cartridge I was able to slide into the chamber.

    I worked the action furiously, once, twice, and again, realizing dimly as I did that in doing so I was actually ejecting the shell, unspent, and basically unloading the weapon. But the unmistakable sound of the pump carried to the backyard, and, in a flash, the prowler was gone — a blur of raggedy jeans and tattered flannel sliding across the hood of my car and vaulting over the picket fence into the night.

    I couldn’t make out his face or tell if he was armed. The next moment I was in the bathroom, vomiting hot puke all over the floor and toilet, water from the bowl splashing my face and eyes. Later, my girlfriend told me I had made her feel safe, protected. I just felt ill.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Silly man. If only he could realize that the noise from just the act of trying to load the gun was enough to scare off the burgler. He didn’t even have to be John Wayne. He would probably do better next time.

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      • michellc says:

        Maybe the next time his house is about to be broke into he can follow the advice of his government and grab a pair of scissors and hide under the bed.

        Saying though that it’s a fantasy that people defend themselves and their homes with a gun just because he failed in loading his gun is a fantasy I believe he wants to believe to make himself feel better about the fact that he found out he wasn’t as brave as he thought he was.

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  25. michellc says:

    Too bad every pro-choice isn’t forced to watch like these reporters. (Actually I wish they didn’t have to watch, because I wish there was never another abortion performed)

    http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/30/reporters-who-watch-abortions-tell-of-their-brutal-reality/

    Sometimes authors of magazines are allowed to witness abortions in the course of writing articles. Sometimes medical students who never had an opinion on abortion come to grips with the procedure after viewing one. People who observe abortion procedures or abortion remains usually come away with little doubt that abortion is killing a human being.

    Author Verlyn Klinkenborg of Harper’s Magazine visited an abortion clinic for a 1995 article. After viewing the remains of an abortion at ten weeks, he wrote the following (1):

    I felt a profound and unmistakable kinship with the foot and hand in the tray, a kinship so strong it was like the rolling of the sea under my feet[.] … I was surprised by my own sadness, by the sense of loss that I felt[.] … I found it so much easier to be moved by the sight of the disembodied hand the size of a question mark gleaming under fluorescent lights. … In that tiny, naked hand there was the imputation of innocence.

    Author Sue Hertz spent a year observing in a busy abortion clinic. She saw the remains of several abortions (2):
    It was easy to shrug off an aborted pregnancy as nothing more than a sack of blood and globs of tissue – as many pro-choice activists did- if one never saw fetal remains, or products of conception (POC) as they were known in medical circles. But the nurses, medical assistants, and doctors who worked inside procedure rooms … knew that an eleven-week-old POC harbored tiny arms and legs and feet with toes. At twelve weeks, those tiny hands had tiny nails. Although the fetal head was too small at this stage to withstand the evacuation machine’s suction, pieces of face- a nose and mouth, or a black eye…were sometimes found in the aftermath[.] … Later abortions spawned even more gruesome fetal remains … the head did not come out whole during the evacuation, but the legs and arms and rib cage made it through intact. The hand of a second trimester fetus, as a Preterm doctor described it, seemed big enough to shake.
    ————————–
    Many more gruesome accounts at the link.

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  26. lovemygirl says:

    In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/irs-cheapest-obamacare-plan-will-be-20000-family

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    • michellc says:

      I found this comment on the article by planeboy:

      TOP-11 “ONLY IN AMERICA” OBSERVATIONS — BY A CANADIAN*
      1) Only in America could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.
      2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black
      3) Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the TreasuryDepartment and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
      4) Only in America can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
      5) Only in America would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.
      6) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as”extremists.”
      7) Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license tocash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
      8) Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes(Nike).
      9) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.
      10) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
      11) Only in America can a man with no background, no qualification sand no experience … and a complete failure at his job … be re-elected.

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  27. lovemygirl says:

    Remember the intelligent electric grid Obama is pushing? Part of that is controlling your outlets inside your home if needed.

    Lights out – France to force shops and offices to go dark overnight

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/30/lights-out-france-shops-offices

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    • ctdar says:

      Cruz was great today!

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      • michellc says:

        Cruz did a pretty good job at the hearing yesterday as well.
        Although that hearing imho was a waste of time and utilities.

        The problem I see is although Cruz along with Hagel himself showed how unqualified he is for the position, he will get the position with the help of many of the Republican Senators. They’ll give a song and dance about how he wouldn’t be their choice, blah, blah, but totally ignore their obligation to their country.

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