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Video of the Day – Debating “extremist rhetoric” on Al-Jazeera

Video: Debating “extremist rhetoric” on Al-Jaze…, posted with vodpod   Ed Morrissey – Yesterday I made my first appearance on Al-Jazeera’s English-language channel to discuss the Tucson massacre and the attempt to pin the blame on Sarah Palin and the … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day – Blame Photos of Political Figures Holding Guns? Gabrielle Giffords did the same.

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Are we really to believe that if a politician poses in a photo, aiming a gun at a target, that they are ipso facto contributing to an atmosphere of hatred and violence? In that case, are advocates of this argument … Continue reading

Today in History 1/10/1984 – Clara Peller asks, “Where’s the Beef?”

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Video of the Day – Slain girl’s father says attack the price of “a free society”

Hot Air – If you want to see heartbreaking grace and tremendous courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy, you don’t want to miss this segment from the Today show this morning with John Green, the father of the 9-year-old … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day – Obama: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’

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Sen. Barack Obama talks at a town hall meeting at Radnor Middle School in Wayne, Pa., Saturday, June 14. (AP) Mobster wisdom tells us never to bring a knife to a gun fight. But what does political wisdom say about … Continue reading

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Today in History 1/7/1894 – The earliest surviving copyrighted motion picture: Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze

The earliest surviving copyrighted motion picture, the Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze is a short film made by W. K. L. Dickson in January 1894 for advertising purposes. Often referred to as “Fred Ott’s Sneeze,” this is is one … Continue reading

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Video of the Day – First Clear Video of Chinese Mystery Plane

The clearest video footage yet of what appears to be a Chinese stealth fighter prototype has been posted online. The footage shows what appears to be the J-20 fighter moving around an airfield during ongoing tests at the Chengdu Aircraft … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day – What if George Bush Buttoned His Sport Coat Like This?

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Today in History 1/6/1978 – Return of the Holy Crown of St. Stephen

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When Stephen became King of Hungary on Christmas Day in the year 1000, Pope Sylvester II made him the gift of a crown. Stephen had resolved to raise Hungary to the status of a Christian kingdom, placing it on an … Continue reading

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Video of the Day – History on House Floor: GOP starting new session with first-ever reading of Constitution

Video of thr Day – History on House Floor: GOP …, posted with vodpod   Related Articles Lamest pushback ever? Reading Constitution in Congress will cost us $1.1 million! (hotair.com) Constitution gets congressional reading by GOP (cnn.com)

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Picture of the Day – Meet The Felon With The Golden Voice

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JANUARY 5–Before becoming the country’s most distinctive new voice, Ted Williams compiled a lengthy rap sheet that landed him in several Ohio lockups on a variety of criminal charges, according to law enforcement records. Williams, 53, has been busted for … Continue reading

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Just Say No To Sharia – Pakistan Muslim scholars and clerics praise killer of governor who opposed blasphemy laws

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Mumtaz Qadri, centre, alleged killer of Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer, as he arrives at court, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. B.K.Bangash/AP Lawyers showered rose petals over the suspected killer of a prominent Pakistani governor when he arrived … Continue reading

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Today in History 1/5/1970 – Dissident union leader Jock Yablonski, his wife, and daughter are discovered dead for nearly a week: killers hired by the United Mine Workers (UMW) union leadership

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As the rebel candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, Joseph (“Jock”) Yablonski charged that the U.M.W. was “the most notoriously dictatorial labor union in America.” When he was defeated by Incumbent W.A. (“Tony”) Boyle last … Continue reading

Video of the Day – Kathy Ireland Changed Stance on Abortion to Life

 

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Picture of the Day – BYE BYE Nancy!

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Just Say No To Sharia – Pakistan: Governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, murdered by own bodyguard for opposing blasphemy law

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In yet another bloody blow to the forces of moderation in the Muslim world, the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, has been assassinated by a member of his elite security guard in Islamabad. Governor Taseer, a prominent member … Continue reading

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Today in History 1/04/1896 – Utah entered the Union after renouncing bigamy

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The fate of Utah and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been inextricably linked ever since Brigham Young led a group of Mormon pioneers to Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847, to found a new community. … Continue reading

Video of the Day – Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

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Picture of the Day – Positive Side of Union’s War Against Snow removal In NYC: Piled Garbage breaks suicide jumper’s fall

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The blizzard saved his life. A despondent West Side man took a leap out of his ninth-floor window this afternoon — but was saved when he landed onto a huge pile of garbage that’s been collecting since New York’s devastating … Continue reading