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Virginia Sees Violent Crime Fall as Gun Sales Rise

Virginia Sees Violent Crime Fall as Gun Sales Rise

on August 7, 2013, 8:12 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Brian Koenig Gun-related crimes are becoming less frequent in Virginia even as firearm sales in the state continue to rise, countering observers’ claims that new gun regulations will reduce homicides, robberies, and other violent crimes. Commenting on the trend, one local criminologist stressed his interest in the findings “given the current rhetoric about strengthening gun laws.” All in […]

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One Last Bumper Sticker for Today

One Last Bumper Sticker for Today

on August 7, 2013, 8:00 AM / in National News, News

I am constantly reminded every time I turn on the TV that there is some new drug out there for the taking that could very possibly make my life better…. ha… if you can take the “Side Effects“. And we, the masses, are gullible enough to believe them or they would stop the ads……

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Funny Photo…..

Funny Photo…..

on August 7, 2013, 7:56 AM / in National News, News

Found on the web  at  Special Thanks to Richard Ward for the send…… As seen on the road:

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Close unlicensed ‘legal back-alley abortion clinic,’ pro-life attorney tells Alabama judge

Close unlicensed ‘legal back-alley abortion clinic,’ pro-life attorney tells Alabama judge

on August 7, 2013, 7:46 AM / in National News, News

BIRMINGHAM, AL, August 6, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A judge has put off until later in the week a decision about whether to close a Birmingham abortion facility with a troubled history that is currently operating without a license. Judge Joseph Boohaker of the Jefferson County Circuit Court said on Monday that he would decide by week’s end whether to finally […]

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Principals: Common Core Tests Don’t Match Up With Standards

Principals: Common Core Tests Don’t Match Up With Standards

on August 7, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Maggie Gallagher The Washington Post has published a letter from a group of New York school principals explaining that in their view the Common Core Assessment Tests were not in fact aligned with the Common Core Standards: In both their technical and task design, these tests do not fully align with the Common Core. If one was to look […]

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Republican Answer to CCS Questions- Stop  Making Noise

Republican Answer to CCS Questions- Stop Making Noise

on August 7, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

by Karen Schoen Dear Florida Republican Leaders: Like many of you, we have been following the conversation regarding a new education reform initiative soon to arrive in Florida schools; the Common Core State Standards. Unfortunately, there has been a tremendous amount of misinformation about the movement to raise academic standards, especially among our fellow conservatives. As former chairs of the […]

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Peter Coyne, hoping to clear up some reader confusion about coming inflation…

Peter Coyne, hoping to clear up some reader confusion about coming inflation…

on August 6, 2013, 8:10 AM / in National News, News

  Peter Coyne “This is the most claptrap I’ve heard in a long time,” writes one annoyed reader. “You should be embarrassed for publishing this h****s**t.” Recall last week we asked: Where’s inflation? The Fed has had the presses running hot for five years now, but inflation — as the fedheads measure it — is nonexistent. Nevertheless, our reader took […]

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Obama’s Look What I Did to the Economy Tour

Obama’s Look What I Did to the Economy Tour

on August 6, 2013, 8:05 AM / in National News, News

Congress has adjourned for their August recess, which means the Left won’t be mounting their collective assault on Liberty from inside the Beltway but rather out in their home districts and states. They are joined by Barack Hussein Obama, who is continuing his “Look What I Did to the Economy” tour across the nation. He launched that tour in our […]

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“Liberal Lamar” donations exposed!

“Liberal Lamar” donations exposed!

on August 6, 2013, 8:01 AM / in National News, News, State News

There are some disturbing trends inside Senator Lamar Alexander’s recent campaign financial report. The list of who donated to his campaign and what he spent the money on just further demonstrates that he is NOT a man of the People. His report shows that he is an out-of-touch elitist career politician of the worst kind. Let’s get started…. First let’s […]

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Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

on August 6, 2013, 7:49 AM / in National News, News, State News

State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) issued a press release this afternoon that accompanied two reports that compared Georgia’s previous standards with the Common Core State Standards. Here is the presser: ATLANTA (August 5, 2013) – Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) released two reports today, one regarding math and the other on English language arts, which compare the Common Core Standards to […]

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Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

on August 6, 2013, 7:39 AM / in National News, News, State News

COMMON CORE: A SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLAR SCAM Many legislators, parents, and taxpayers have been given the false impression that Common Core State Standards and the International Baccalaureate programs will reform and improve education. But these two newest educational policies are an extension of the old policies that created weaknesses in the current American educational system. In 1956, that system was […]

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Feds Caught in Lies; Say Will Come Clean. Don’t Bet on It.

Feds Caught in Lies; Say Will Come Clean. Don’t Bet on It.

on August 6, 2013, 7:25 AM / in National News, News

Written by  William F. Jasper In a July 24 Defense Department public affairs briefing, Pentagon spokesman George Little (shown) told DoD public affairs officers that they must increase and intensify their efforts to deal with bad news stories before the independent media and social media websites make them go viral on the Internet. (The DoD press story is here; the actual video […]

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Jobs Reports: U.S. Turning Into a Part-time Worker Economy

Jobs Reports: U.S. Turning Into a Part-time Worker Economy

on August 6, 2013, 7:21 AM / in National News, News

When the two-part employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was issued on Friday, the news was modestly positive: From its business “establishment” data it noted that employment increased by 162,000, a little less than expected but not far from the average of 175,000 new jobs a month that the economy has been generating for the last three months. The […]

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Detroit’s Descent into Fiscal Madness

Detroit’s Descent into Fiscal Madness

on August 6, 2013, 7:17 AM / in National News, News

Detroit’s bankruptcy is due in no small measure to a single government policy: the city government promised its workers more and more, but it refused to set aside sufficient funds to pay for these benefits. More than half of the Motor City’s $18.25 billion debt represents unfunded retirement liabilities. The lesson? “It’s that when governments promise benefits they are unwilling […]

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Is Exposing War Crimes a Crime?

Is Exposing War Crimes a Crime?

on August 6, 2013, 7:13 AM / in National News, News

Military prosecutors claimed that PFC Bradley Manning was guilty of “aiding the enemy.” A federal judge dismissed that charge—the most serious of the lot—but the army intelligence analyst still faces many other counts, which could keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. The key ethical question, one that may be debated for decades to come, is this: […]

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Bits and Pieces…. August 6th 2013

Bits and Pieces…. August 6th 2013

on August 6, 2013, 7:04 AM / in Local News, National News, News

Visions of grandeur Scott Conger considers mayoral run and helped along by the Jackson Sun, West Tennessee Health Care and promises from the Democrat party to the liberal candidate. Coming to Our Town Soon Bankruptcy clouds Detroit mayoral primary election – Candidates in Detroit’s mayoral primary are racing to lead what soon could be the largest U.S. city ever to […]

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Reince Priebus to CNN, NBC: drop the Hillary propaganda films, or lose primary debate access

Reince Priebus to CNN, NBC: drop the Hillary propaganda films, or lose primary debate access

on August 6, 2013, 6:24 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Moe Lane Their call. The head of the Republican Party threatened Monday to cut out CNN and NBC from the GOP presidential primary debates if the networks do not shelve their plans to air lengthy features on Hillary Clinton — who is widely expected to be a Democratic candidate in the 2016 election. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus […]

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Robichaud: In mood for fiction? Wait for new projects on Hillary

Robichaud: In mood for fiction? Wait for new projects on Hillary

on August 5, 2013, 8:02 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

When did the Clintons 
become the Kennedys? Just what the world needs is not one, but two movie projects on the so-called virtues of Hillary Clinton. Has Obama set the bar so low that Hillary looks like a good alternative? With left-wing Tinseltown celebs in the Clintons’ back pocket, the chances of her scandals being included in the CNN film […]

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“I Go Pogo!”

“I Go Pogo!”

on August 5, 2013, 7:41 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

He that would speak truth must first have one foot in the stirrup.  –   Turkish proverb By Butler Shaffer It was during my freshman year of college that I first encountered the works of that most eminent American political philosopher, Pogo Possum. Channeled through cartoonist, Walt Kelly, Pogo provided an alternative to the “Ozzie and Harriet” mindset that kept most Americans […]

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Oceanside, CA I-5 Overpass Protest Yesterday a Huge Success

Oceanside, CA I-5 Overpass Protest Yesterday a Huge Success

on August 5, 2013, 7:21 AM / in National News, News

Brooks Street overpass on I-5, Oceanside, 12pm-3pm.  Heavy, slow traffic in both directions during the entire 3 hours, especially as traffic slowed down to read the signs.  Estimated 25,000-30,000 vehicles observed the protest signs, primarily “No Amnesty” and “Impeach Obama”.  About 40 Patriots attended, some from as far away as Upland to wave signs and flags and wave to passing […]

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