A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


The Assault Weapon Ban Would
Have Never Passed If
It Wasn´t For Ronald Reagan

BuzzFeed, by Andrew Kaczynski

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 12/20/2012 6:28:18 AM

In 1994, former President Ronald Reagan´s health was still good enough for him to, occasionally, participate in politics, and his agenda that year was clear: Helping President Bill Clinton pass the Assault Weapons Ban. Reagan had been an ardent supporter of stricter gun laws after his presidency for intensely personal reasons, as he wrote in a 1991 op-ed in the New York Times entitled "Why I´m for the Brady Bill." "´Anniversary´ is a word we usually associate with happy events that we like to remember: birthdays, weddings, the first job.

Comments:
Why would anyone want or need any guns beyond a handgun for personal protection and various hunting equipment?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Mazeman, 12/20/2012 6:35:24 AM     (No. 9075653)

The first amendment rights of some people should similarly be limited to a sheet of paper and a crayon.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: patpgmr, 12/20/2012 6:36:35 AM     (No. 9075657)

Which just goes to show you that good people can be ignorant of the truth about firearms. That bill did nothing that they said it would do. It banned things that were trivial; just as well, in my opinion.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/20/2012 6:51:02 AM     (No. 9075681)

Hinkley´s ´assault weapon´ was a .22 caliber Röhm RG-14 revolver. When we´re talking about firearms, this one , though potentially deadly, is about as small as you can get. Even Ronald Reagan was capable of decisions based on emotion if he thought of this as an assualt weapon.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/20/2012 6:53:25 AM     (No. 9075685)

The scary looking guns ban was not effective. THe exception is it might dry up the supply that Obambi and Holder use to run guns to drug lords in Mexico. So it might, just might, save some Mexican peasants lives. But it will not stop drug related deaths in this country. It will not stop domestic deaths in this country and it will not stop mass murderers from committing mass murder.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 12/20/2012 7:06:28 AM     (No. 9075706)

It´s strictly bad form to engage in pronoucements or speculation on the topic of what people "need."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: blueline, 12/20/2012 7:16:24 AM     (No. 9075723)

OP: Why would anyone want or need a car with more than 100 hp? It´ll get you to the same destination, and it is less likely to be used or driven in a reckless manner than a 500hp muscle car, right? As citizens in a land of liberty, we allow people to own and use items in a lawful and responsible manner even if the item has no appeal to us, and may occasionally be used by others in a reckless and dangerous manner resulting in tragedy. I personally enjoy shooting the semi-auto tactical rifle (derisively referred to as the "assault rifle"). As long as I am responsible and lawful, why do you want to take it away from me? Incidentally, my "assault rifle" has not assaulted anyone to date, but I´m keeping a close eye on it. You can keep your muscle car as well. As a law-enforcement officer, I can assure you that passing a ban on these or any other type of weapon will NOT keep them away from criminals. It will only disarm people who pose no threat or danger to you, me, or anyone else. There are other, better ways to make us safer. They´re just not as politically sexy. Please don´t fall for the leftist hype.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Manitouman, 12/20/2012 7:20:14 AM     (No. 9075735)

One bright sunny day, as I lay over the edge of a hill listening to the impact of bullets hitting the trees surrounding me, I remember thinking that something like a high capacity AR style weapon would be more useful than the single shot hunting rifle clutched to my quivering self.

There are a few places you shouldn´t go while under gunned.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/20/2012 7:36:42 AM     (No. 9075756)

No self respecting gunman, military or terrorist, would EVER commence an "Assault" without a fully automatic weapon.

It says: BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (roll tongue for full effect)

Not: Boom..boom...boom.

Why is this critical point always lost ?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/20/2012 7:37:11 AM     (No. 9075759)

OP perhaps you should read the 2d Amendment and the history behind it to answer your question.

When the assault weapon ban was lifted crime rates did not go up as predicted however in Australia when they ban personal weapons crime rates went up.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley, 12/20/2012 7:43:48 AM     (No. 9075768)

A liberal casual friend asked OP´s question when I brought out my then new AK. My answer was I don´t need it. I´m a free and I want it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Brittany, 12/20/2012 8:04:39 AM     (No. 9075813)



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Brittany, 12/20/2012 8:08:54 AM     (No. 9075819)

Noted the snide remark about Reagan´s health while still in office. My son has the family guns and I was in NRA when guns were in my possession tho I don´t shoot. Thought we settled this in Supreme Court.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: sailor43, 12/20/2012 8:19:47 AM     (No. 9075836)

Goes to show that nobody, not even Reagan, is perfect.

He was weak on the gun issue, and the guns laws which prohibit responsible citizens from purchasing modern fully-automatic weapons were passed on his watch.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 12/20/2012 8:24:17 AM     (No. 9075843)

The OP´s mindset is certainly ´progressive´. Using government to determine and authorize what people "need". That´s not the definition of a free society.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/20/2012 8:24:19 AM     (No. 9075844)

So, why did the Democrats let the bill expire?
What, it would have been politically difficult?
So, they decided to protect their job as a politician instead of "doing the right thing"?

Then, they try to get cute by using the Fast and Furious scheme as means to illustrate the need for gun control only to bury the scandal because it´s killed 300+ Mexican citizens in Mexico, so isn´t as useful as they´d hoped.
Now, they want to use Newtown tragedy.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 12/20/2012 8:31:45 AM     (No. 9075853)

...also, the Second Amendment wasn´t placed in the Constitution to protect hunting.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/20/2012 8:53:29 AM     (No. 9075878)

The OP didn´t say should have or could have, she asked "want" or "need". A constitutional right to own and bear arms wasn´t being questioned.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/20/2012 9:09:08 AM     (No. 9075907)

Now we´re parsing what the meaning of "is" is.

As a rule, when the gun-banners come around, they ask, "Why do you need that?", and "Why would you want that?"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 12/20/2012 9:10:34 AM     (No. 9075909)

No, 17, it was implied, just like a good progressive. Let me explain something, no one, especially the government, will EVER determine what I "want or need", from the car I drive, the food in my house, or the weapons I choose to buy (with MY hard earned money). Get it?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/20/2012 9:11:05 AM     (No. 9075910)

Sheesh! Some of these automatically jerking knees should be brought under control. I think we all got along just fine with our various firearms in the years before these horrendous weapons were developed. I know I have the right to own one, but thank you, no.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: shamrock, 12/20/2012 9:39:24 AM     (No. 9075956)

Because OP, they are a hoot to take to the range and shoot. There are 8 of us gals that meet twice a month and turn alot of ammo into noise then we have dinner. Do I need it, no, did my hubby buy me two because I wanted them, damn straight he did.

How many pairs of shoes, etc, fill in the blank do you need?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: chumley, 12/20/2012 10:18:24 AM     (No. 9076038)

I think OP´s question is whats so baffling. Free people intuitively understand about rights. They rarely feel the need to articulate why they "need" a particular weapon. Other free people rarely ask because the answer is understood by all. Its like asking someone why they need a newspaper or a water heater. We immediately become suspicious of anyone who suggests we must demonstrate a need.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: LouD, 12/20/2012 10:28:40 AM     (No. 9076058)

#20 the automatic weapon has been around a long time, but the first practical automatic was the maxim machine gun, invented in 1885. War with Spain, WW1 & 2, for starters shows we didn´t get along all that well since then. And before then, there was plenty of crime, murder, assault, etc. So I fail to see what period you are talking about where we all got along fine.
As for those who mentioned Fast and Furious, that pales alongside the gun-running by Obama through Libya to Syrian "rebels", where at least 40,000 have died.
As for needing such a weapon, #21 answered it with the question about how many shoes.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: rmsimms, 12/20/2012 10:38:20 AM     (No. 9076078)

Arguing with seminar posters sent here by some Soros group as astroturf support for gun control is a waste of time.

Reagan did back the Clinton Ban because he had promised Jim Brady he would back him no matter what he wanted to do....it´s common knowledge.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: curious1, 12/20/2012 10:52:50 AM     (No. 9076104)

Yes, the LPs, if they truly were interested in learning, have had three decades to learn from the peer-reviewed studies and constitutional research and public discussions. That the apparently disingenuous though ignorant questions keep turning up shows they aren´t serious about learning anything, because they don´t like the cold hard facts. They´re just stirring the pot until they get their way - which is what LPs (collectivists/communists/socialists/fascists/etc.)do. It´s just another front in their war on the Republic.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: dvc, 12/20/2012 10:56:51 AM     (No. 9076110)

The reliable lever action rifle with modern cartidges only existed for 12 years (1873-1885) before machine guns were available. The imaginary time when "those bad guns" didn´t exist is essentially fictional. Muzzle loaders to machine guns was about 25 yrs.

ANYONE could buy ANY machine gun from 1885 to 1934, and many thousands did. After that law, gun crime stopped, right? Actually, it didn´t change at all.

The modern sporting rifles LOOK LIKE the miliary weapons, just like you neighbor might have a Indy Pace Car Corvette, not really the same, JUST STYLING. Oh yeah, they were banned for a decade and mass shootings went UP that decade.

On top of this side show of intentional confusion of semi auto (one shot per trigger pull, same as a revolver) and machine guns, the fundamental point is that the 2nd Amendment is NOT about hunting or protection in the mall parking lot, those are just fringe benefits. The 2nd Amendment is about having the civilian population armed well enough to deter a despot from tyranny. This means military type of weapons, and frankly we do NOT have access to them now, only lower capability rifles. Read what the people that wrote the Consitution left by way of explanation of their intent. It is called the Federalist Papers, and for the historically ignorant, but with an open mind, it should be helpful.

Of course, no government could EVER enslave the people and maybe send them to gulags by the tens of thousands or intentionally starve them to death by the millions after removing all the food from a region, right? Study the Soviet examples of what happens to unarmed peasants some times.

I could never happen here, right?

Yes - as long as the populace is armed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/20/2012 11:29:18 AM     (No. 9076163)

O.P. might care to reflet on the original intent of the Second, and how it has become more meaningful than ever before...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 12/20/2012 5:41:15 PM     (No. 9076678)

I´m sorry, but I don´t believe that President Reagan would ever support a ban on guns or support that C word on any issue. I refuse to believe this article.
President Reagan is the reason that my family owns assault weapons, hand guns, rifles and attack weapons. We absolutely embrace his doctrine of carrying a big stick to deter enemies.
We are unapologetic about arming ourselves 24/7!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 12/20/2012 6:27:55 PM     (No. 9076735)

Believing in liberty means no demanding that others justify their choices. If someone wants 20 handguns, a car with 500 horsepower, or a 10,000 square foot house, it doesn´t matter if I think they have a good reason for it or need it or even if they they think they have a good reason for it. It´s just not my business, nor should it be the government´s business. "You don´t need it," and, "I can´t understand it," are not compelling reasons to restrict someone else´s lierty.

In fact, the question that should be asked of every bit of legislation proposed in response to the recent massacre should be, "Would it have stopped the massacre?" If the answer is no, then the next question should be, "Why are you proposing this restriction?"

As for Ronald Reagan, I think he was a great President, but he made mistakes, including some big ones. For example, he signed California´s pre-Roe abortion legalization legislation.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: Hays, 12/20/2012 9:43:41 PM     (No. 9076913)

Before 1986, a regular citizen could buy a fully automatic gun (machine gun) for the cost of the gun plus $200 tax, generally less than $1000 total. Then the law changed. Now, some of those guns sell for upward of $50k. Maybe, just maybe, people are buying them as investments. Why do people buy baseball cards, comic books, and beanie babies. Certainly those are less useful or practical things to collect than a gun.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/20/2012 11:01:21 PM     (No. 9076964)

OP, you imply that some citizens should not be ´allowed´ certain weapons which make you and others uncomfortable because they are somehow deadlier than other guns you might be more familiar with. If guns are inevitably going to be misused, ban all of them. Understanding that more innocent people will die as a result of being disarmed. Otherwise enforce the 20,000 laws involving waiting periods, fingerprinting, complete background checks, judges approval, sheriffs approval, signs, fines, and prohibitions. At the end of that you will still find ARMED criminals. Why don´t you do something about them, like supporting Project Exile which the NRA has been pleading for decades to have implemented in cities? Instead the champions of gun banning, like Bloomberg, Rendell, etc. plea bargain criminals back to your street.

AKs and ARs are soft shooting accurate, effective rifles. In the case of the AK, it is simple, reliable and cheap. People do use them for hunting and others stand on top of their stores during riots to protect their life savings. I´m not interested in hunting. I´m interested in freedom. What I use to defend my home or person is really none of your business. It has no affect on you or anyone else who does not attack me. Compare VT gun laws vs CT or NY laws and the results of all that.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 716249




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"



There was no money in old TV: Asner
New York Post, by Cindy Adams    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/16/2014 8:29:43 AM     Post Reply
Journalists should NOT start a career interviewing colorful Ed Asner, who prefers being called Edward. Like the old pro from TV’s old Mary Tyler Moore show says: “It’s Pesach [Passover]. I’m off to a Seder.” I reply: “You’re Jewish?” He answers? “What the f?-?-?k did you think I was?” Ask: “You rich?” It’s: “Jesus, no. In TV’s old days we got paid like schleppers.” His lifestyle? “I live alone in Valley Village, a continuation of Studio City. Been there seven years. I live quietly, just pick my nose, and emit all those noises we make as we get older.” Now shooting scenes at

The Problem with Cliven Bundy
National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/16/2014 5:29:24 AM     Post Reply
The righteous indignation burns a little brighter on this side of the Atlantic than it does in Europe and beyond — the United States, per Fitzgerald, “having about it still that quality of the idea.” Forged in revolution, informed by soaring sentiment, and defined by acts of variously prudent dissidence, Americans of all sorts fancy themselves to be fighting the good fight. (Snip) If Cliven Bundy’s behavior is legitimized by the gravity of his circumstances, how many others may follow suit, singing his name as they go?

University of Texas goes another
round to get Farrah Fawcett portrait
McClatchy Newspapers, by Maria Recio    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/16/2014 5:23:48 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The case of Farrah Fawcett’s missing portrait is getting a redo. The University of Texas is appealing a Los Angeles Superior Court jury verdict from December that an iconic portrait of the late actress by Andy Warhol belongs to her on-again off-again lover, actor Ryan O’Neal. Fawcett was 62 when she died of cancer in 2009 and she bequeathed all her artwork, including her own creations, to the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied art in the1960s. O’Neal, however, took the painting from her Wilshire Boulevard condo after she died and has maintained that it was always his _

Obama program aims to reduce
‘births’ among blacks, Latinos
Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/16/2014 5:17:10 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is attempting to lower the rate of “births” — and separately, pregnancies — among blacks and Latinos. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists reducing “births” as one of the top goals of Obama’s “Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.” The language on the CDC’s website makes clear that the program seeks to reduce the rate of both pregnancies and “births” among minorities. Specifically, the CDC says the “purpose of this program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, communitywide initiatives in reducing rates of teen pregnancy and births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching

What Obamacare Means for Your Taxes
National Journal, by Sophie Novack & Sam Baker    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 10:26:11 AM     Post Reply
Tax day is here—and some people will pay more this year because of Obamacare. The law´s biggest tax provision—billions of dollars in tax credits to help people cover the cost of their premiums—is already in effect, but doesn´t affect the taxes due on Tuesday. A handful of smaller provisions, mostly affecting wealthy households, will show up for the first time in this year´s filing. Among this year´s changes: a 0.9 percent increase in Medicare taxes and a 3.8 percent surtax on investment income. Both are limited to high-income taxpayers, and both took effect for the first time in the tax season that

... and this is Overkill News Network
McClatchy Newspapers, by Leonard Pitts, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 5:30:57 AM     Post Reply
Dear CNN: Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN ... enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story. I´m in the doctor´s office the other day, right? I´m waiting for my missus and the TV is on and I´m half watching, half reading and you´re covering the plane. And time passes. And you´re covering the plane. And commercials intervene and you come back and you´re covering the plane. And my

23 Global Warming & Climate Change Stories
All Americans Should Read Before Earth Day
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 5:27:56 AM     Post Reply
The following are 23 news stories from a variety of sources that everyone should consider before the avalanche of “go green” stories that will be unveiled on Earth Day – in the media and in our kids’ schools. Whether or not one wants to promote the perfectly fine goal of fostering a better environment and leaving a cleaner planet for one’s children, that should not be carried out on the basis of disinformation, hysteria, or hidden political agendas. 1. Humans are NOT to Blame for Global Warming, Says Greenpeace Co-founder… (Daily Mail) “There is no scientific proof of man-made global warming

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?
The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Few of Ernst’s missed Iowa Senate
votes due to National Guard Duty
Cedar Rapids Gazette [IA], by B.A. Morelli    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:49:47 AM     Post Reply
United States Senate candidate and state senator Joni Ernst has cited her National Guard duty to rebuff criticism for missing more than half of the votes in the Iowa Senate this year. In a WHO-TV interview posted on April 7, the Red Oak Republican acknowledged that National Guard service wasn’t the only reason she’s missed votes, but she said that only “a few of those votes were due to other activities.” However, a review by The Gazette shows very little overlap between Iowa Senate votes and her National Guard service. Ernst is in a field of six candidates vying to win the Republican

Let HHS nominee Sylvia Burwell
explain Obamacare lie
Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/14/2014 3:07:20 PM     Post Reply
Senate Democrats have been desperately trying to move the national conversation away from Obamacare to just about anything else before the midterm elections — “paycheck fairness,” the minimum wage, even the Koch brothers. But President Obama’s choice of Sylvia Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services thrusts Obamacare right back into the national spotlight — and with it Obama’s false promise that “if you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan.” The agency Burwell heads, the Office of Management and Budget, is responsible for the president’s budget. But OMB also has another, lesser-known

Is President Obama Appalled
By Claire Shipman, Too?
The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/14/2014 3:05:04 PM     Post Reply
This week, President Obama has tried to rev up his base by flogging an obviously false statistic. It hasn’t gone as well as planned, partly because the media dropped its usual obsequiousness by questioning the assumptions of the claim that women make 77 cents for each dollar earned by men for the same work. Turns out that when you control for different career choices, different hours worked, different amounts of time on the job, the supposed pay gap all but evaporates. It also turns out that the White House has a significant pay gap — they claim it’s for the same reasons

Women’s Unequal Lot
New York Times, by Frank Bruni    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/14/2014 10:13:38 AM     Post Reply
I DROPPED in on my sister last week. As usual, I was amazed. I work a single job; she works three or four. There’s her paid one at an executive search firm, finding and screening candidates for corner offices in the retail industry. Then there are the others. She spends many hours daily as a combined chauffeur, drill sergeant, cheerleader and emotional nursemaid for her two children and two stepchildren. During my visit, on Wednesday night, our chat was interrupted repeatedly so that she could tangle with her son about an unfinished school essay or field questions from her daughter about softball. She’s



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

54 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

47 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

44 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

43 replie(s)
Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

41 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

38 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

31 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

30 replie(s)
The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

29 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


Post Reply   Close thread 716249





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ