Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Boehner Will Resign Speakership Tonight

GOP Activist Group Spokesperson Cites ‘Senior Sources’ Boehner Will Resign Speakership Tonight ^ | 4:37 pm, January 2nd, 2013 | by Noah Rothman

Ron Meyer Jr., spokesperson for the activist group American Majority Action, Appeared on MSNBC with Martin Bashir where he said that he is hearing rumors form reliable sources that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will resign the speakership tonight.
“We need a new Speaker,” Meyer said. “There are serious rumors that at the conference tonight, at 5 o’clock, John Boehner will announce to the conference that he is resigning as Speaker of the House.”
Bashir said he found that hard to believe, to which Meyer replied that he also found it unlikely. Bashir pressed and asked if there was any evidence to back this up or a candidate who is seeking to replace Boehner as speaker. Meyer replied that he thought Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) was spearheading this “coup,” but had no evidence to back that up.
“I’m not going to name names, just watch tonight,” Meyer said.

Why don’t liberals want to address the real causes of gun violence?

Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-13 | DrJohn

Liberals have an unending capacity for doing the wrong things. When the economy is hurting, they suck the life out of productive citizens rather than stimulate the economy so all can have the opportunity to do well. Following a tragic shooting, they respond with meaningless gestures. They would punish those who abide by the law. The cry has gone out for stronger gun control laws and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is the head cheerleader. For starters, her proposed bill includes:

Stops the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of more than 100 specifically-named firearms as well as certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds. Stops the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of large-capacity ammunition feeding devices (magazines, strips and drums) capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by: grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment; exempting more than 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting and sporting purposes; and exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.
Feinstein makes claims that are abusive of the literature she cites:

A Justice Department study found the Assault Weapons Ban was responsible for a 6.7 percent decline in total gun murders. However, since the 2004 expiration of the bill, assault weapons have been used in at least 459 incidents, resulting in 385 deaths and 455 injuries.
So let's have a look:

"At best, the assault weapons ban can have only a limited effect on total gun murders, because the banned weapons and magazines were never involved in more than a modest fraction of all gun murders. Our best estimate is that the ban contributed to a 6.7 percent decrease in total gun murders between 1994 and 1995, beyond what would have been expected in view of ongoing crime, demographic, and economic trends. However, with only one year of post-ban data, we cannot rule out the possibility that this decrease reflects chance year-to-year variation rather than a true effect of the ban. Nor can we rule out effects of other features of the 1994 Crime Act or a host of state and local initiatives that took place simultaneously."
Another Feinstein claim:

"A recent study by the Violence Policy Center finds that between 2005 and 2007, one in four law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty was killed with an assault weapon."
The truth?

However that's not what the study states. The data which she is referencing studies 64 incidents that already involve "assault weapons" of which also involved law enforcement. The study actually says that out of the 64 incidents that involve assault weapons, four ended in at least one law enforcement fatality, not that one in four officers are killed by assault weapons.
What is it Feinstein really wants?

“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up [every gun]… Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in.”
Would banning large capacity magazines stop mass shootings? No.

Nothing new here. The criminals response? Carry more magazines, as we've seen in Virginia Tech where the shooter brought nineteen loaded magazines for his two handguns and Columbine where they brought 13 extra magazines.
And Feinstein would demand more:

-Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include: -Background check of owner and any transferee;
-Type and serial number of the firearm;
-Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
-Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
-Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration
As before, the focus is on law abiding citizens. Feinstein proposes a bevy of regulations which would do absolutely nothing to prevent any of the mass shootings which have occurred in this country.
Feinstein seems ignorant of many things. One of them: Connecticut HAS an assault weapons ban now.

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Now You Know Who the RINOS Are

Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Gonna primary these Obama-enabling tools
in 2014 (if any of us are still in the GOP by then)

Alabama ---


Young, Donald “Don”
Alaska At Large

Arizona ---


Womack, Steve
Arkansas's 3rd congressional district


Bilbray, Brian
California's 50th congressional district

Bono Mack, Mary
California's 45th congressional district

Calvert, Ken
California's 44th congressional district,

Denham, Jeff
California's 19th congressional district

Dreier, David
California's 26th congressional district

Gallegly, Elton
California's 24th congressional district

Herger, Walter “Wally”
California's 2nd congressional district

Lungren, Daniel E.
California's 3rd congressional district

McKeon, Howard “Buck”
California's 25th congressional district

Miller, Gary
California's 42nd congressional district

Royce, Edward “Ed”
California's 40th congressional district

Colorado ---

Connecticut ---

Delaware ---


Buchanan, Vern
Florida's 13th congressional district

Crenshaw, Ander
Florida's 4th congressional district

Diaz-Balart, Mario
Florida's 21st congressional district

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana
Florida's 18th congressional district

Young, Bill
Florida's 10th congressional district

Georgia ---

Hawaii ---


Simpson, Michael “Mike”
Idaho's 2nd congressional district


Biggert, Judy
Illinois's 13th congressional district,

Bob Dold
Illinois's 10th congressional district

Johnson, Timothy
Illinois's 15th congressional distric

Kinzinger, Adam
Illinois's 11th congressional district

Manzullo, Donald
Illinois's 16th congressional district

Schock, Aaron
Illinois's 18th congressional district

Shimkus, John
Illinois's 19th congressional district

Indiana ---

Iowa ---

Kansas ---


Rogers, Harold “Hal”
Kentucky's 5th congressional district


Alexander, Rodney
Louisiana's 5th congressional district

Maryland ---

Massachusetts ---


Benishek, Dan
Michigan's 1st congressional district

Camp, David “Dave”
Michigan's 4th congressional district

Miller, Candice
Michigan's 10th congressional district

Rogers, Michael “Mike”
Michigan's 8th congressional district

Upton, Frederick “Fred”
Michigan's 6th congressional district


Kline, John
Minnesota's 2nd congressional district

Mississippi ---


Emerson, Jo Ann
Missouri's 8th congressional district

Missouri's 9th congressional district

Montana ---


Fortenberry, Jeffrey
Nebraska's 1st congressional district


Heck, Joe
Nevada's 3rd congressional district

New Hampshire

Bass, Charles “Charlie”
New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

New Jersey

Frelinghuysen, Rodney
New Jersey's 11th congressional district

Lance, Leonard
New Jersey's 7th congressional district

LoBiondo, Frank
New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

Runyan, Jon
New Jersey's 3rd congressional district

Smith, Christopher “Chris”
New Jersey's 4th congressional district

New Mexico ---

New York

Gibson, Chris
New York's 20th congressional district Gibson, who was redistricted from the 20th district to the 19th district.

Grimm, Michael
New York's 13th congressional district Grimm was redistricted from the 13th district to the 11th district.

Hanna, Richard
New York's 24th congressional districtRedistricted to New York's 22nd congressional district.

Hayworth, Nan
New York's 19th congressional district

King, Peter “Pete”
New York's 3rd congressional district

Reed, II, Tom
New York's 29th congressional district

Turner, Robert L. "Bob"
New York's 9th congressional district Turner lost the primary election to Wendy Elizabeth Long on June 26, 2012. She lost the general election to incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.

North Carolina

Coble, Howard
North Carolina's 6th congressional district

North Dakota ---


Boehner, John
Ohio's 8th congressional district

Johnson, William Leslie "Bill"
Ohio's 6th congressional district

LaTourette, Steven
Ohio's 14th congressional district

Latta, Robert
Ohio's 5th congressional district

Stivers, Steven Ernst "Steve"
Ohio's 15th congressional district

Tiberi, Patrick “Pat”
Ohio's 12th congressional district


Cole, Tom
Oklahoma's 4th congressional district

Lucas, Frank
Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district

Sullivan, John
Oklahoma's 1st congressional district


Walden, Greg
Oregon's 2nd congressional district


Barletta, Lou
Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Dent, Charles
Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Fitzpatrick, Michael
Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

Gerlach, Jim
Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

Kelly, Jr., George Joseph "Mike"
Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

Marino, Thomas Anthony
Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

Meehan, Patrick Leo "Pat"
Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

Murphy, Tim
Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

Pitts, Joseph
Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Platts, Todd
Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Shuster, William “Bill”
Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

Thompson, Glenn
Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

Rhode Island ---

South Carolina ---

South Dakota

Noem, Kristi
South Dakota At Large,

Tennessee ---


Brady, Kevin
Texas's 8th congressional district

Sessions, Peter “Pete”
Texas's 32nd congressional district

Smith, Lamar
Texas's 21st congressional district,

Thornberry, William “Mac”
Texas's 13th congressional district

Utah ---

Vermont ---

Virginia ---


Hastings, Doc
Washington's 4th congressional district

Herrera Beutler, Jaime
Washington's 3rd congressional district

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy
Washington's 5th congressional district

Reichert, Dave
Washington's 8th congressional district,

West Virginia ---


Ribble, Reid James
Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

Ryan, Paul
Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

Wyoming ---

Noone should be spared our wrath, not even Ryan...