March 2013

Tobias Dustin Summers: LA police ID suspect in abduction of 10-year-old girl found abandoned hours later

March 30, 2013
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Tobias Summers appears to remain at large:

Police on Saturday released the name of a man suspected in the abduction of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched from her San Fernando Valley home before dawn last week and abandoned hours later in front of a hospital.

Tobias Dustin Summers, a...

RIP: Katelyn Norman, TN Teen Cancer patient gets wish for Dream Prom

March 29, 2013
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Photos and story at link below.

Updated March 29, 2013: Katelyn Norman passed away Friday morning after a two-year battle with bone cancer, according to WBIR.

When doctors told Katelyn Norman that she wasn’t well enough to go to prom, her Tennessee community decided to bring the gala to her.

An aggressive and fatal...

Racist NBC-MSNBC graphic: Ben Carson ‘blinded by the White’

March 29, 2013
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Seriously? Man, they are intent on destroying him. Image at link.

During the obliatartion of Andrea Mitchell by Dr. Ben Carson, MSNBC declared Carson as ‘hero to conservatives.’ There was also an obviously racist NBC graphic that was featured after the Andrea Mitchell interview: ‘Blinded by the White.’

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Maine Zumba teacher Alexis Wright pleads guilty to prostitution

March 29, 2013
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Supposedly she wanted to avoid “a high-profile trial featuring sex videos, exhibitionism and pornography.” Harumph, there’s just no justice any more. Those kind of trials do wonders for cable ratings and blog traffic!!

A dance instructor accused of using her Zumba fitness studio as a front for prostitution pleaded guilty...

John ‘Goldilocks’ Podhoretz and the oh so many little bears

March 29, 2013
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Via Jeff Lord at AmSpec:

Yet there goes The Atlantic’s Conor Friederdorf once again, railing against Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Mark Levin and also Glenn Beck as “scheming hucksters” – picking up from a Commentary piece by John Podhoretz and an old column by National Review’s Jonah Goldberg.

I’ll...

Of Wetbacks, Illegals and Undocumented Workers

March 29, 2013
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For the record, I’m not defending Young. I don’t use the term “wetback,” and don’t really give a rip about all this. But it would be nice to see a little more substance and consistency and a little less knee jerking across the right when we react to this kind of...

INS’ “Operation Wetback” was to remove illegal immigrants

March 29, 2013
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Tidbit from Twitter I hadn’t realized. As I also remarked there, funny how quick we are to police the language, but not when media turns the word “illegal” into “undocumented.”

Operation Wetback was a 1954 operation by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to remove illegal immigrants,

via Operation Wetback –...

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise … Unexpectedly

March 28, 2013
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Or maybe expectations are off, as has been the case since Obama took office.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but probably not enough to suggest the labor market recovery was taking a step back.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased...

Mark Levin rips Bill O’Reilly for ‘Bible thumpers’ crack

March 27, 2013
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Audio at link below:

Mark Levin was disgusted with BillO’s comments last night, smearing many religious Americans as nothing but ‘Bible thumpers’ in defending same-sex marriage. Levin says BillO sounded like Obama with his ‘cling to their Bibles and their guns’ line.

via Mark Levin rips Bill O’Reilly » The Right...

How ruling on same-sex benefits could impact illegal immigrants

March 27, 2013
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Like it, or not, the word is illegal CBS.  You should try and retain some integrity, even if it is a bit late for it at this point:  How ruling on same-sex benefits could impact undocumented immigrants – CBS.

In Supreme Court arguments today considering the constitutionality of the Defense of...

Ashley Judd not running for Senate

March 27, 2013
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Via The Fix and Judd’s Twitter feed.

Actress Ashley Judd has decided not to pursue a bid for the Kentucky Senate race, according to two sources familiar with her decision.

A source close to Judd said that Secretary of State Allison Grimes’ interest in potential race made the decision not to run easier,...

Ex-Tucson mayoral hopeful McClusky plans free shotguns for high-crime areas

March 27, 2013
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Well, this is sure to make Jim Carrey and Piers Morgan wet their proverbial bed.

Tucson residents living in crime-ridden areas could soon receive free shotguns.

Operating on the premise an armed neighborhood is a safer neighborhood, a group led by former mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky is raising money to purchase shotguns and...

Darrell Issa: Obama can’t break his own health care law

March 27, 2013
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As they say, read the whole thing:

With so many states refusing to play the role the law’s drafters envisioned, the Obama administration has embarked on a legally dubious effort to bypass the plain language of the law. Obama’s IRS has issued a rule that delivers the expensive subsidies through federally run...

Is Sarah Palin A Conservative Community Organizer?

March 27, 2013
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I really do think this is a great video from SarahPAC. Check it out below the fold.

It is fair to speculate on how Gov Palin may look to define herself now that she’s out at Fox. But I also think we’re moving into a time when Fox will...

Heidi Balch: Severed head of Joel Rifkin victim found on Hopewell, NJ golf course finally ID’d

March 27, 2013
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Photos and video at link below. I remember when this was in the news back in NJ. Can’t remember which course it was, or if it was one I played. Hm

Police in New Jersey have pieced together a 24-year-old cold case mystery linked to one of the area’s most notorious...

Security experts: Spamhaus attack is first of many in unstoppable trend

March 27, 2013
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It’s a new world ….

Based on the reported scale of the attack, which was evaluated at 300 Gigabits per second, we can confirm that this is one of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) operations to date.

The data flow generated by such an attack may affect intermediate network nodes...

Ariz. sheriff releases records from Giffords’ shooting

March 27, 2013
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In the first frenzied moments after Jared Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, some in the crowd were shouting to kill the gunman as he was being disarmed, investigative records show.

Once Loughner was taken into police custody, he wanted to make clear he acted alone.

” ‘I just...

Hunters Begin Boycotting Colorado

March 27, 2013
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Wonder what if any impact this stuff may have on tourism dollars.

Hunters across the country say they are boycotting Colorado because of new gun control legislation that limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and greatly expands background checks, among other things.

Opponents say the laws will make criminals of previously-legal gun...

We’re broke but Obama plan aims to help wildlife adapt to climate change

March 27, 2013
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Hey, we’re broke! But this nonsense we can afford? Seriously?

The Obama administration Tuesday announced a nationwide plan to help wildlife adapt to threats from climate change.

Developed along with state and tribal authorities, the strategy seeks to preserve species as global warming alters their historical habitats and, in many cases, forces...

Social isolation can prematurely kill in people age 52 and older

March 27, 2013
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Death is just God’s way of telling you you need to get out more?

People age 52 and older who are socially isolated are at higher risk of dying, than those not socially isolated, British researchers say.

Andrew Steptoe, Aparna Shankar, Panayotes Demakakos and Jane Wardle of the University College London said they...

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