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December 17 –

ASSAULT ON “ASSAULT” WEAPONS …

SHOOTERS: IMAGE VS. REALITY …
OBAMA'S SANDY SCAM


That Mayan calendar predicts the world will end Friday. Cashed in your mutual funds yet?


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It bears repeating: NO “assault” weapon was used in the Connecticut school massacre. Such weapons are defined as being automatic, continuous-firing guns. Nevertheless, posturing politicians are trying to hoodwink a gullible public by banning such weapons.
     Law or no law, criminals will continue to get guns and victimize the defenseless. And crazies will continue to murder people.


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In Chicago, a city with some of the nation's tightest gun-control laws, ten people were shot between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.

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Dan Sorkin forwards this pertinent observation …
    “Did you ever notice that when the anti-gun crowd on the coasts and in the cities wants to put down gun owners as dangerous they point to pictures of unkempt rural men in camouflage clothing shooting things up and teaching their kids about guns, as a bad example? 
   “When a tragedy occurs, such as in Connecticut or in a Colorado theater or an Omaha Mall , it usually turns out to be a misguided city or town kid with no father in the house that ever took his kid hunting or shooting that ends up as a mass murderer?
   “Adam Lanza's father is vice president of taxes for GE Energy Financial Services and also an adjunct professor at Northeastern University in Boston.
   “So much for Bubba and his buddies...”.

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What decades of union power and Democrat political leadership have done for Detroit: 34.5% of the population are on food stamps, 45.7% are not in in the labor force.

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“The verdict: Americans are certifiably nuts. The clinching piece of evidence to convict Americans: they are engrossed in an argument over $800 billion in taxes over ten years while spending a trillion dollars every year more than they bring in.” – Fritz Pfister, Townhall.com

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Is anyone surprised that Hurricane Sandy is being used by Obama as just another way to defraud taxpayers? The NY Post finds that President Obama’s $60.4 billion request for Hurricane Sandy relief has morphed into a huge Christmas stocking of goodies for federal agencies and even the state of Alaska.
    The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments. It also includes a whopping $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in DC.

    Obama is still obviously observing Rahm Emanuel's dictum: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

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James Robbins' highly relevant observation on Obama's cave-in re Susan Rice's prospective appointment to replace Hillary as Secretary of State …
    “It turned out Rice really was an easy target. Obama lamely accepted the ambassador's withdrawal, complaining about 'unfair and misleading attacks.' But the significant takeaway was not that Rice came under fire from Obama's political opponents, which was to be expected. It was that the president chose not to fight for her after pledging that he would.
    “Obama's failure to defend Rice feeds the perception that the president may talk a good game, but will cave under pressure. He's a talker not a brawler. As Dan Rather (Ed. note—DAN RATHER?!) said on MSNBC, it shows that 'President Obama can be rolled for his wallet and his watch. He's not a guy that's going to put up much of a fight.' Even with the momentum of his reelection, the president refused to back up his strong words with resolute action. When the going gets tough, Obama gets going -- on vacation.” – USA Today

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“The White House allowed Susan Rice to withdraw her name from consideration for Secretary of State. No one doubts her ability. Susan Rice lied to the American people on all five Sunday talk shows, breaking Hillary Clinton's one-day record by two interviews.” – Argus Hamilton

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Whither John Kerry now? State Department? Obama was considering him for Secretary of Defense. Presumably Honey Boo Boo wasn't available.

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Pssssst … Barack …
    "The  strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." 
-- Thomas Jefferson, Democrat

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Burt Prelutsky, in a myth-puncturing mode …
    "I can’t help noticing that there seems to be a renewal of interest in Abe Lincoln lately. He is suddenly the subject of movies, books and TV specials. What confounds me is that he is invariably depicted as a saint.
    “For openers, he didn’t wage the war in order to end slavery, but to preserve the Union. And we’ve all lived to see how well that worked out. These days, we’re about as united as the two Koreas.
    “Not only was Lincoln not out to free the slaves, but he disciplined those generals who tried to liberate them in the four states that did not take part of the rebellion. They were Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland and Missouri.
    “In 1861, there were roughly 31,000,000 people in the U.S., four million of whom were slaves. When the War was over, roughly 700,000 Americans were dead. That doesn’t count the enormous number who had been maimed and mutilated. It is estimated that 10% of the North’s population of men between the ages of 18-29, were killed during those four years; 30% of the South’s.
     “Imagine comparable numbers today. Imagine a war that left seven million dead, all of them Americans. And yet in spite of those horrific facts, we all have to pretend that the man with all that blood on his hands was our greatest president, the conscience of this nation.”

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Reader Greg forwards this …
    "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government -take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian." – Henry Ford


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Politicians, often targets of such charges, will be gratified to learn that a court in Hamburg, Germany, ordered that a plaintiff be paid $75,000 compensation by another man who called him an … uh … well, a rectal orifice … in an argument over a parking space.
(Is truth a legal defense in such cases?)


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Jay Leno --
    “If it turns out that the Mayans are right and the world is going to end, you know what this means? Lindsay Lohan is a genius. She’s been partying her brains out. She owes taxes. She’s crashing cars. She’s a genius!
    “A judge in Los Angeles revoked Lindsay's probation and she could get 5 to 10 behind bars. Not years, that’s minutes. This is L.A. jail time.“

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Conan O'Brien –

    “Taylor Swift just turned 23. Taylor said she's at that age where she just wants to settle down, then break up, and then write a hit song about it.”

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