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  • September 2, 2013 at 3:11pm

    These are the photos from the SEA (Syrian Electronic Army) hack of the website. See the article at

  • April 16, 2013 at 2:31pm

    This whole incident was wrong on so many levels, but mishandled by both the vet AND the police. My ‘gut’ feel on this is that the charges against the vet will ultimately be dropped, or the case will be dismissed in court since a good lawyer will point out the poor police procedures that led to escalation of the situation rather than defusing it. However, on the vet bringing a lawsuit, that might prevail in California, but in Texas where more sense prevails, I think he would not win because he took an ‘adversarial’ stance from the beginning of the situation that could be interpreted to have caused the reactions of the police. Not that they should not have known better procedures, but that had the vet simply explained the Boy Scout hike and the potential dangers he felt they may encounter was the reason for being armed, the situation might have been handled differently (and perhaps more appropriately) by the police. So, while the police have the primary responsibility for defusing rather than escalating the situation at any point, the vet was not helping any. Therefore, both sides had fault and the lawsuit should not prevail. That’s my take, anyway. If I were the judge, I’d admonish both sides; the vet to be more forthcoming rather than adversarial, and the police to get some more training in handling such situations.

  • April 1, 2013 at 7:53pm

    Here we go again. Infringe upon the Constitutionally guaranteed 2nd Amendment rights of innocent law abiding citizens as punishment for the misdeeds of criminals.

    So, does the legislature believe that criminals will be lining up to register either their guns or their magazines? Should we ban alcohol because of those that get a DWI/DUI and have an accident that kills others? Gee, we tried that. It didn’t work. All we got was a huge black market and increased crime.

    We’ve tried banning illicit drugs. What has that got us? A huge black market and increased crime.

    Don’t they think that there will soon be the same black market (and associated crime) supplying the criminals with banned firearms in their state? Do they think that (for instance) the Mexican Cartels don’t recognize a profit opportunity when they see it?

    Amnesty and banning guns. Gee, I wonder where lobby monies paid to lawmakers comes from on those… seems right up the alley of the drug cartels; just what they want… free access to another country where the citizens are defenseless (or not as well armed as they are). Works well in Mexico, doesn’t it? And Chicago…

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  • March 28, 2013 at 10:27pm

    Ah yes; their child leader vs our child leader. I imagine Obama is working out our surrender on the back channels, and the billions we’ll be paying North Korea in reparations because our B-2 scared their children.

    When we need a Patton, we get a p#$$y.

    Since, according to Kim Jong Un, the Korean War is back on, let’s get to doing some real field testing with our tactical nu kes and get it over with once and for all. And keep the U.N. out of it for a change! (Except to tell them that once it’s over they’ll be moving there for their new headquarters)

  • March 27, 2013 at 5:06pm

    Then you better get your guy Holder put in jail immediately! As chief law enforcement officer of the U.S. he routinely refused to enforce laws on the books… drug laws, immigration laws, welfare laws, etc.

  • March 27, 2013 at 1:27am

    Naw, I think you’re OK if you don’t paint it black; that might re-classify it as a military grade weapon of mass destruction.

  • March 26, 2013 at 7:02pm

    I have to laugh every time I see a story like this. The fact is that those that preach tolerance the loudest are the least tolerant people on this earth. For Democrats, this is purely projection. I’ve traveled all over the country (in fact, all over the world) for most of my 60+ years, and I’ve found that by far, the majority of intolerant, race-baiting racists in this world are Democrats.

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  • March 19, 2013 at 4:04pm

    What a pathetic excuse for a man; making political points on the backs of dead Marines. I, a citizen of the United States and a veteran who served this nation for 7 years, demand that he either resign as a Senator, or be removed by the members of the Senate who should be equally offended by this travesty regardless of party affiliation.

  • March 18, 2013 at 12:44am

    It’s 11:37 CST and the Asian markets are already down 2%… the Dow futures for tomorrow are already showing down 133 points… and I think I’ll go to the bank to take my money in cash for the moment.

  • March 18, 2013 at 12:24am

    Hmmm… I could be wrong but it seems from the video that the Brits are becoming somewhat perturbed…

  • March 18, 2013 at 12:13am

    The reason this isn’t a bigger story in the U.S. is because of the precarious position the country is in, and the last thing they need is for people to realize that they should remove their money from the banks. They want everything to look like all is well here so that the Europeans will invest their money in U.S. Treasury bonds which the U.S. desperately needs. Or maybe not… maybe everything is really hunky-dory here in the good ole US of A. After all, Obama is making a point of telling us that we don’t have any debt problem and that we are fine. Today John Boehner and Paul Ryan both said that they agree with King Barry; we don’t have any debt problem… Now there’s a group with some credibility on all things economic; NOT! With those three in agreement, I think we’re in much bigger trouble than anyone is letting on.

  • March 18, 2013 at 12:03am

    Reuters, the AP, the Guardian, Bloomberg, and the NY Times are all covering it… check the front of Drudge.

  • March 18, 2013 at 12:01am

    I might add that Obama has been saying that we don’t have a debt problem and everything’s fine, and suddenly now John Boehner and Paul Ryan are agreeing with him… so sleep tight folks, everything is just wonderful if you trust that group… what it gives me is more a sense of foreboding than I already had.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:49pm

    Don’t worry, it couldn’t possibly happen here… at least that’s what we’ll be hearing ad nausium from the politicians and the MSM; because just like in Cyprus, it has to be done overnight as a ‘surprise’ or else people will withdraw all their money ahead of time. Will you leave your money in the bank? As Dirty Harry said, “Do you feel lucky? Well do you…”. Of course, after four years of King Barry that supposes that one might have spare money in the bank to begin with.

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  • March 17, 2013 at 5:59pm

    Greece’s economic “stuff” hit the fan in 2009 when their debt rose to 113% of their GDP. It was asked at that time “Could we become Greece?”. The answer was no. Our debt was at 84% of GDP, and it was simply inconceivable that it would ever approach, much less exceed 100%.

    That was then, this is now. Remember Greece’s 113% debt to GDP ratio? We’ll guess what??? This year our debt to GDP ratio is/will be… wait for it… 113%!

  • March 15, 2013 at 11:49pm

    I’m not really sure how they’ll enforce that since they don’t know what you already have or don’t have. I also understand that a number of FFLs will be ‘opting out’ of doing background checks for only the $10 fee since it isn’t worth their time.

    Their biggest problem will be the magazine law. Not only does it limit magazines to 15 rounds, but makes it illegal to own ANY magazine capable of being extended. That’s a bit of a problem, because many if not most pistol magazines can be extended. Lots of people have bought the +1 or +2 magazine extensions ($5-$10) for their Glocks… all of Glock’s magazines are capable of being extended… easily… in a minute or less.

    So how will that fare for concealed carry folks coming to Colorado from other states? Sure, they can have a magazine of 15 rounds or less… but if that magazine itself is capable of being extended, they are violating the law. I imagine that Colorado will be much less a destination state and more like Illinois a “through or around” state. If I have to go east, I stop to gas up in Missouri, stow any firearms and ammunition per federal law, then drive straight through Illinois without stopping. In Indiana I stop again, top off the fuel and retrieve any firearms/ammunition. If I’m headed to Kentucky or Tennessee, I just take a southern route (longer) that doesn’t go through Illinois. I can see that my trips westward will either be via I-80 in NE/WY or I-40 through NM. Ski in NM or WY onl

  • March 14, 2013 at 5:02pm

    Sorry Rubio, the last time America worked with some semblance of reality was under Reagan. Republican RINOs have done as much, or perhaps more with their propensity for capitulation to the Democrats than the Democrats have in destroying this once great nation. If you can’t at least own up to that, then there’s certainly no use going forward. The Republican Party is a dead party; let it lie. We need to start from scratch with a new party altogether, with completely new leadership, and RINOs can retire home to their families… they aren’t needed and especially not wanted. Good bye.

    Fend for yourselves in 2014. If a candidate has an “R” next to his/her name, they’ll certainly not get my vote; if they’re throwing in with Republicans, they’ve already lost my trust.

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  • March 14, 2013 at 4:51pm

    As someone else said, the Republicans had two elections to get it right… and they didn’t.

    I don’t care what they do in the Republican party, they totally lost my trust with McCain and haven’t done anything to restore it since; in fact, they lose more every day. Just today Boehner says he’ll not let any amendment to defund Obamacare derail the continuing resolution. Total capitulation again, before the fight even starts.

    Republicans can do whatever they want. I don’t trust them and doubt I ever will again. They’ll certainly not get my vote again, period.

    In last year’s Presidential election they lost 3+ million voters; but from what I’m seeing/hearing that number has now more than doubled and may soon be approaching tripled. I’m sure Boehner’s newest capitulation will go a long way towards getting there.

    Just let the Democrats have control and take the country down; we’re going there anyway thanks to Republicans, who are only prolonging the agony for everyone.

    At this point even anarchy is starting to look like a better option than the steady drip, drip, drip of Republican capitulation to the Democrats.

  • March 14, 2013 at 2:08pm

    Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. I wonder if we could prevail upon the good Saint to work his magic in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

  • March 14, 2013 at 1:38pm

    Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. I wonder if we could prevail upon the good Saint to work his magic in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

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