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Obama Caused A Huge Traffic Jam After He Stopped To Play Catch

 

 

 

” President Barack Obama’s decision to play ball with some little leaguers en route to a fundraiser snarled rush-hour traffic in Washington, D.C., on Monday evening.

  A press-pool report written by McClatchy’s Lesley Clark noted Obama made “an unscheduled side trip to visit and chat” with young baseball players in Friendship Park en route to a fundraiser shortly before 6 p.m.

” It’s a great day for baseball,” Obama said.

  According to Clark, the president spent only about 12 minutes posing for photos and tossing a ball to one of the children. However, that short visit was enough to cause rush-hour traffic problems.”

 

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DC Gun Carry Ban On The Line In Supreme Court Drake Case

 

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” Washington, D.C. has never allowed residents to carry guns outside the home in modern history, but that may be about to change. The Supreme Court is primed to take on the controversial issue of what, if any, limits are allowed to the Second Amendment right to bear arms in the Drake v. Jerejian case.

  On Monday, the court could announce whether it will hear the petition of John Drake, an ATM owner who carries large amounts of cash but was denied a carry permit by New Jersey because it does not consider self-defense a “justifiable need.”

  The case challenges whether the seven “may issue” states can force citizens to show a special need to carry a firearm for self-defense. The District of Columbia denies all carry rights. If the court overturns Drake, it would force the nation’s capital to come up with some procedure for residents to legally take their guns outside the home.”

 

 

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Oath Keepers Group Places Massive Pro-Snowden Ad Inside Pentagon Metro Station

 

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” Last Thursday as I was rolling into the Pentagon Metro station I noticed from the train window a giant sign that read, “Snowden Honored His Oath. Honor Yours! Stop Big Brother!”

Turns out it was the Oath Keepers, “a coalition of current and former military, police, and other public officials [who] have pledged not to obey unconstitutional commands.” (For a fair and balanced take on the group,see Jesse Walker here.) The group released a statement claiming credit for the signs, of which there are supposedly three at Pentagon station:

Oath Keepers has placed three back-lit signs on the subway platform in the Washington Metro Pentagon Station, group founder Stewart Rhodes announced today.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Beat A Photo-Enforced Speeding Ticket (Or Red Light Ticket)

 

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” Last year I received a letter in the mail from the Washington D.C DMV claiming I was speeding. As you can see it was one of those Photo-Enforced Speeding Tickets and they had multiple pictures of my CAR. I knew better to just submit and pay a fine like the majority of people do in this country, unfortunately. I am in the habit of not taking “plea deals”, and I am always in the habit of fighting my tickets and NOT pre-paying them so I don’t have to go to court – like many folks do. I just about always record my interactions with the police, whether it’s a traffic stop or not, that way it keeps the entire situation objective, transparent and I can hold the public servant accountable if he/ she violates my rights.”

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Smoke Forces Evacuation Of White House Press Room

 

 

 

”  Reporters and photographers were evacuated briefly from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from an overheated transformer in a mechanical room.

U.S. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien said that at about 7 a.m., smoke was seen coming from a mechanical room closet on the first floor.

“Early this morning, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm in the West Wing,” a White House official said in a statement.”

 

REPORT: LIBYAN OFFICIALS WARNED OF IMMINENT BENGHAZI ATTACK

 

 

 

” Libyan officials warned Washington D.C. that an attack on the consulate was imminent days before the attack happened according to the documents the Obama admin turned over to satisfy Senate questions regarding “who changed the talking points” on Benghazi.

It is also obvious that Al-Qaeda’s suspected involvement in the Benghazi attack was broadly known from the start.”

 

 

 

Paul Ryan Booed At Inauguration

Ever the classy bunch …

” Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in the last election, was booed at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration today in Washington, D.C.

“If things had gone differently in November, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might have departed the Capitol on Monday as the vice president of the United States. Instead, he faced a chorus of boos as he left the building to attend President Barack Obama’s second inauguration ceremony,” reports the Huffington Post.

The left-leaning website reports that Ryan attended the Inauguration out of duty. “Ryan announced last week that he would be present for Obama’s public swearing in at the Capitol, calling it his ‘obligation.'”

Snapshot Of Flu Epidemic Across The U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Here is a snapshot of flu activity in all 50 states and the District of Columbia:

 

Alabama: Like many states, Alabama is having an earlier and busier flu season than a year ago — though not as bad as the 2009 pandemic. The state Department of Public Health doesn’t tally statewide flu cases but emergency departments have been busy treating patients with flu symptoms. Hospitals have been able to handle the load without using tents or other unusual measures.

 

Alaska: Flu in Alaska is widespread and occurring throughout the state, though not at the high levels being reported in some other states. There is no vaccine shortage and no flu deaths have been reported in children.

 

Arizona: Flu cases are increasing in Arizona but authorities aren’t calling it a worse-than-usual season so far. Plenty of vaccine remains. Like many states, Arizona only tallies flu deaths in children; none have been reported so far this season. “

Shamelessly Lifted Verbatim (sans graphic) From Instapundit Because It’s Perfect

 

 

 

 

” CHANGE: One Out of Every 6.5 Americans Is on Food Stamps. “The new all-time record number of recipients, 47.7 million (up from 31.6 million when Obama took office) exceeds the combined populations of Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.”

From Woodstock Nation to Food Stamp Nation. Forward! ” 

 

 

 

Chicago Teachers Union Chief Uses Sandy Hook To Bash Teach For America

 

 

“We in Chicago have been the victims of their experiments on our children since the current secretary of Education ‘ran’ CPS,” Lewis writes, calling Teach For America a group of “education missionaries” who view teaching in poor communities as a “stepping stone to a more lucrative career.”

ELECTION OVER, ADMINISTRATION UNLEASHES NEW RULES

 

 

 

 

 

” WASHINGTON (AP) — While the “fiscal cliff” of looming tax increases and spending cuts dominates political conversation in Washington, some Republicans and business groups see signs of a “regulatory cliff” that they say could be just as damaging to the economy.

For months, federal agencies and the White House have sidetracked dozens of major regulations that cover everything from power plant pollution to workplace safety to a crackdown on Wall Street.

The rules had been largely put on hold during the presidential campaign as the White House sought to quiet Republican charges that President Barack Obama was an overzealous regulator who is killing U.S. jobs.

But since the election, the Obama administration has quietly reopened the regulations pipeline.”

 

 

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Welcome to Washington, D.C.: Like The Hunger Games, But Without The Laughs

 

 

” Glenn Reynolds’ latest column in USA Today notes the striking (read: depressing) similarity between the fictional universe of The Hunger Games and today’s landscape:

You know the story: While the provinces starve, the Capital City lives it up, its wheeler-dealer bigshots growing fat on the tribute extracted from the rest of the country.

We don’t live in The Hunger Games yet, but I’m not the first to notice that Washington, D.C., is doing a lot better than the rest of the country. Even in upscale parts of L.A. or New York, you see boarded up storefronts and other signs that the economy isn’t what it used to be. But not so much in the Washington area, where housing prices are going up, fancy restaurants advertise $92 Wagyu steaks, and the Tyson’s Corner mall outshines — as I can attest from firsthand experience — even Beverly Hills‘ famed Rodeo Drive. ”