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Manchin-Toomey falls short, 4 Dems vote with GOP, Obama throws a tantrum

Posted by: ST on April 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm » 8 Comments

Pretty much all you need to know about the defeat of the much-discussed “compromise” amendment from Senators Manchin and Toomey.  Here’s a full list of “defectors” from both sides: Republicans who defected and voted “yes”: Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Maine Sen. Susan Collins Arizona Sen. John McCain Democrats who defected and […]

 

#WeAreAllBoston – Please pray for Boston and the #BostonMarathon victims (UPDATED

Posted by: ST on April 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm » 6 Comments

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last several hours, you’ve heard about the bombs that went off (raw footage here) near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today. Two have been confirmed dead – including an 8 year old (reportedly), over 100 injured – some severely (lost limbs, per reports).  Another bomb […]

 

Gone but not forgotten: Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher passes away at 87

Posted by: ST on April 8, 2013 at 9:56 am » 5 Comments

Sad news this morning from Britain: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, an outspoken woman known to many as “The Iron Lady,” has died at 87 after suffering a stroke. “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning,” Thatcher spokesperson […]

 

Former Gov. Sanford to face runoff for #SC1 GOP nomination

Posted by: ST on March 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm » 4 Comments

He had multiple opponents in the primary, but because he didn’t make it to 50%, Sanford will face a runoff next month: RT @Politics1com: SC CD-1: Ex-Gov Mark Sanford finished first in 16-way GOP primary with 37%; to face ex-Charleston Co Councilman Curtis Bostic in 4/2 runoff. The one who wins the GOP runoff will […]

 

Well, there goes the #guncontrol narrative: Armed guard at Atlanta school stops shooter

Posted by: Phineas on January 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm » 4 Comments

One of the arguments gun control advocates have made in the wake of the massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school is that an armed defender would do no good, perhaps be even more dangerous to children and staff than simply hiding, or… something. (1) I guess the administrators of Price Middle School in Atlanta […]

 

Officials: Rep. Tim Scott to be named as Jim DeMint’s Senate replacement

Posted by: ST on December 17, 2012 at 9:55 am » 4 Comments

YES!! Via the NYT: 9:47 a.m. | Updated Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has chosen Representative Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the United States Senate, according to Republican officials. The move will make Mr. Scott the first black senator from the state since the late 19th century. Ms. Haley is expected to […]

 

26 dead, including 20 children, in Newtown, CT elementary school shooting massacre

Posted by: ST on December 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm » 1 Comment

Absolutely horrific.  Stunning. Heartbreaking.  Devastating.    20 schoolchildren between the ages of 5-10. Terrorized. Murdered in cold blood. Please drop what you’re doing right now and say a prayer for the families of the victims. And hug your little ones tight when they get home from school today. For that matter, hug all your loved […]

 

Susan Rice withdraws from Sec. of State consideration – but is Chuck Hagel in?

Posted by: ST on December 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm » 9 Comments

Too bad, so sad, buhbye: United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice on Thursday withdrew her name from consideration to be appointed secretary of state by President Barack Obama. “If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly – to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities,” […]

 

BREAKING: In spite of union violence, Michigan becomes 24th Right To Work state

Posted by: ST on December 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm » 11 Comments

Unfortunately, this happened … with people INSIDE the tent: As did this sickening assault on conservative comedian Steven Crowder: Fortunately, it didn’t stop this awesome thing from happening: LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work legislation, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a state that has been a […]

 

BREAKING: Senator DeMint to leave the Senate in January to head Heritage Foundation

Posted by: ST on December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am » 9 Comments

Wowsers! Did not see this one coming: BREAKING: Sen. Jim DeMint is resigning his seat in January to become president of the Heritage Foundation, GOP aides confirmed to POLITICO. — POLITICO (@politico) December 6, 2012 Can’t really say that I blame him. IMO, you can get done more when you’re not an elected official than […]