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#PANIC: Duck Commander pairs up w/ gunmaker to launch line of guns

Posted by: ST on January 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm » 3 Comments

Via CNN Money: The gunmaker Mossberg has teamed with Duck Commander, the company owned by “Duck Dynasty’s” Robertson clan, to release nine different shotguns, as well as two semiautomatic rifles and a semiautomatic pistol. Mossberg has begun shipping some of the shotguns to distributors, according to spokeswoman Linda Powell. She declined to name specific retailers […]

 

Bizarre: Massachusetts traffic stop leads to heroin found labeled “#Obamacare”

Posted by: ST on December 21, 2013 at 10:47 am » 8 Comments

Via The Politico: This probably isn’t the Obamacare PR push the White House had in mind. Earlier Friday, Massachusetts State troopers found 1,250 bags of heroin labeled with “Obamacare” during a traffic stop in Hatfield, Mass., according to a post published on the Facebook page of the Massachusetts State Police. A spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police […]

 

CA High-Speed Rail Fail: Judge derails Gov. Brown’s choo-choo?

Posted by: Phineas on November 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Darn Judge Michael Kenny and his concern for the law! Doesn’t he know he’s standing in the way of the future? A Sacramento judge put the brakes on California’s plans to build a bullet train after dual rulings Monday blocked the sale of $8 billion in bonds and ordered the rail authority […]

 

Harry Reid goes nuclear: get ready for “Court Packing Scheme II.” Updated

Posted by: Phineas on November 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This morning the petty little tyrant also known as Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) did what he has longed to do and finally changed the rules of the Senate to weaken filibusters, the so-called “nuclear option:” In a move that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called “the most important and most dangerous restructuring of […]

 

Vancouver, WA man on gun charge: @VP Biden owes me an apology for bad advice

Posted by: ST on November 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm » 4 Comments

The Columbian reports: Jeffrey C. Barton wants an apology from Vice President Joe Biden. The Vancouver man faces a misdemeanor charge of illegally discharging a firearm from an incident July 15 in which he says he fired a shotgun in the air to chase away three men who were allegedly breaking into his vehicles. After pleading […]

 

Justice Dept.: #Obamacare will cost 80 million the coverage they like

Posted by: Phineas on November 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This isn’t exactly new news; when Forbes reported it back in October, their estimate was 93 million. But, the difference aside, this counts as an official admission that tens of millions will lose their employer-based coverage: “It is projected that more group health plans will transition to the requirements under the regulations […]

 

Bill of impeachment introduced against Eric Holder

Posted by: Phineas on November 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s not likely to go anywhere, but… Dang, it feels good! Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) introduced his articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder today with more than twice the number of original co-sponsors anticipated. In fact, there are 30 co-sponsors. These are the four articles: Refusal to comply with a […]

 

AG Holder: DOJ not giving up on potential federal case against George Zimmerman

Posted by: ST on November 5, 2013 at 11:28 am » 3 Comments

Via The Hill: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday said the Justice Department has not decided whether to file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. [...] “I’m not sure exactly how much longer that will take, but we will get to a point where we […]

 

Post-20 week abortion ban in Texas still stands – for now

Posted by: ST on October 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm » 2 Comments

Some news reports erroneously reported early on today that HB 2 – the hotly debated Texas abortion law pro-abortion State Senator Wendy Davis (now a gubernatorial candidate) attempted to filibuster back in June – had been “blocked” in its entirety by a federal judge, leading to a lot of  misinformation being spread initially about the ruling […]

 

It’s time to stop being silent on binge drinking & how it turns women into rape victims

Posted by: ST on October 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm » 9 Comments

Emily Yoffe at Slate penned a thoughtful, must-read yesterday that I’m sure she’s taking a lot of grief from “feminists” over – the emerging culture of binge drinking among young women and how it is turning some of them into rape victims: In one awful high-profile case after another—the U.S. Naval Academy; Steubenville, Ohio; now the […]