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I bet that you think it’s hilarious that Jay Carney has claimed that there is broad support in the business community for immigration reform. It is reflective of the growing consensus across the country on the need to move forward with immigration reform. It’s a matter of fairness to the middle class." Like HELL it [...]

“She’s a Pistol” – Gun Sales Skyrocket »

President Barack Obama, according to Fox News’s article, is trying to undercut the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the gun control debate. Meanwhile, McClatchy has reported that the sale of guns has hit “a record high” since his re-election. After Obama was elected in 2008, “an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the [...]

“Why Ron Paul’s Twitter Is Getting A Little More Interesting” (open) »

CAPTION: Yes, Ron Paul, some veterans with PTSD go to the gun range for therapy. Ron Paul, a former representative in Texas, has also written “racist or homophobic passages,” according to sources via Fox News. “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a [...]

‘Former SEAL Chris Kyle Allegedly Killed by Former Marine He Was Trying to Help” »

CAPTION: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley/AP Photo; Erath County Sheriff’s Office. Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and author of the book “American Sniper” poses in Midlothian, Texas, April 6, 2012. (Right) Eddie Ray Routh has been charged with killing Chris Kyle. According to ABC News, Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and author of the [...]

“Clinton raps Benghazi critics” (provided by HelenK) »

“Clinton raps Benghazi critics“: HelenK provided a link to an opinion article by Ron Fournier, “What I Learned Covering Hillary Clinton”: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is leaving office with a slap at critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. She told The Associated [...]

“Body of missing NY mother found in Turkey” »

Fox News provided a video and an article about Sarai Sierra: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Sarai Sierra, a woman living in New York City “has been found dead in Istanbul. The Turkish police confirm to Fox News.” Police say they were able to identify 33-year-old Sarai Sierra as she had her license on [...]

“2nd Oval Office Readied in White House Rehab Project” (open thread) »

I noticed that this is renovation project will take two years and cost taxpayers $376 million. “The government is undertaking extensive work to complete a new executive office for President Obama at the south end of the adjacent Eisenhower Executive Office Building, RCP has learned,” wrote Real Politics in its article, “2nd Oval Office Readied [...]

“Pink slips for Obama’s jobs council” (open thread) »

A major expanse of shipping lanes may open up soon in the Arctic Sea — and it’s the fabled Northwest Passage that Lewis & Clark and other less lucky explorers sought. The route could be in full operation by 2050. Bronwyn added that: A major expanse of shipping lanes may open up soon in the [...]

The Keystone Pipeline Project (open thread) »

From an article titled, “Approving Keystone XL Pipeline Would Be a Big Win for Obama,” from U.S. News & World Report: Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval this week of the Keystone XL pipeline reroute through Nebraska rocketed one of America’s most important energy decisions back into headlines. After the president rejected the pipeline in 2012, the [...]

Disqus Has Changed Its Password Policy (open thread) »

I have noticed that some of you are experiencing difficulty signing in to Disqus. Disqus now requires that passwords be no longer than 6 characters. To change your password, go to Disqus’s home page. Click here. By the way, the following images are screenshots. You will then receive an e-mail that looks like this: After [...]

“Sandy victims left out in the cold during arctic blast” (HK2 open thread) »

HelenK2 referenced this appalling report from Fox News, “Sandy victims left out in the cold during arctic blast“: I am disturbed that victims of Sandy are being forced to camp out in “tent cities.” I am pissed off that in the United States of America, our own citizens are not being helped. Fox News added [...]

“Clinton Added Teeth To CRA, Obama Turned Them Into Fangs” »

GetFitNow provided a link to “Clinton Added Teeth To CRA, Obama Turned Them Into Fangs“: Census Bureau The Community Reinvestment Act has led to “riskier lending and played a key role in the subprime mortgage crisis, the Obama administration is broadening the anti-redlining regulation’s authority and scope, spooking bankers.” (From the article suggested by getfitnow.) [...]

“New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As ‘Tampering With Evidence’” (open thread) »

I am personally opposed to abortion. However, I am rather like a libertarian. While I was pregnant, I regularly attended La Leche League meetings and learned so much about mothering from the women. While I am opposed to abortion, it is also each person’s right to choose. Hillary Clinton says that abortions should be “safe, [...]

InterAgency Coordination and the Benghazi Memo »

(Larry Johnson wrote a post titled “InterAgency Coordination and the Benghazi Memo on November 16, 2012. His biography is linked here. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : The claim that “no one knows who changed the CIA talking points,” [...]

“Go Ahead, Hit the Snooze Button” »

“Weary Workers Learn to Count Sheep Using Special Lighting, Office Nap Pods” 74% of workers over 30 who report not getting adequate sleep say that sleepiness affects their work 9% of Americans say they are likely to fall asleep at an inappropriate moment, such as during a meeting or while driving 71% of Americans say [...]

“Loyal understudy Biden becomes target of speculation on presidential bid” (open thread) »

Last night, I discovered a fascinating Web site named “Gossipcop.com“: Al Roker really, really wanted to score the first “interview” with President Obama after Monday’s Inauguration. His tactics were not exactly sophisticated. CAPTION: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy.

You’re laughing aren’t you? »

Larry Johnson asked me to post this very funny e-mail with all of you. Research confirms that drinking gives you the same benefits yoga does!!! Just to let you know I’m thinking of you today. No matter what situations life throws at you … No matter how long and treacherous your journey may seem. Remember there is a [...]

What a Wonder, Stevie (open thread) »

CAPTION: President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden welcome singer Stevie Wonder to the stage (AP/UK Mail) From the UK Daily Mail‘s article, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and a crowd of 50,000 join Obama to open new 30ft Martin Luther King statue: Thousands of people gathered yesterday to commemorate the [...]

CNN’s Tom Foreman is obsessed with Barack Obama (open thread) »

Tom Foreman appears to have a “quite unhealthy obsession with President Obama.” (The quoted portion is from POOR RICHARD’S NEWS.”) I couldn’t stop laughing when I read his blog. POOR RICHARD’S NEWS added: Foreman ended almost every single letter with a request for President Obama to call him or contact him. The President never did. [...]

“Rescue Raid Turns Deadly” (open thread) »

The photo above is from a video released by the IntelCenter on January 16th that shows Mohktar Belmokhtar, leader of the group that claims to have taken hostages at the gas facility in Algeria. Since I wrote the article, “Al-Qaeda took 41 hostages,” Algeria’s military launched a raid Thursday to free hostages held by militants [...]