‘Total BS’: John McCain heaps praise upon outgoing Mayor Nanny Bloomberg

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Uh, is there another Mayor Bloomberg we don’t know about?

From where we’ve been sitting, Michael Bloomberg has done his best to transform New York City into the ultimate Nanny State.

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Ouch! Mayor-elect de Blasio to abolish horse-drawn carriages; Laura Ingraham has better idea

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Ah, memories! New York City and carriage rides: Who doesn’t love them? Well, you better hurry. Because NYC Mayor-elect de Blasio has decided that dastardly horse-drawn carriage rides are the most pressing issue of our time.

No, for serious:

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Citizens in Connecticut line up to register their firearms [photo]

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As a result of new legislation passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, citizens in Connecticut are required to register with the state any weapons considered assault weapons, as well as any high-capacity magazines (those that hold 10 or more rounds).

News 8 photographer George Roelofson captured this image Monday of gun owners lining up to register before the Jan. 1 deadline.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

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Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized on Tuesday, according to KPRC TV.

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KPRC now reports that Mrs. Bush was hospitalized with the beginning signs of pneumonia and is said to be in stable condition.

Jim McGrath, George H.W. Bush’s spokesman, says Mrs. Bush is in “great spirits”

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Is Campbell Brown getting sick of Barack Obama, fundraiser in chief?

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Shockah! The end of the year is nigh, and OFA is still trying to get you to throw more of your money at President Obama. But former CNN anchor Campbell Brown seems to think there are better ways to be charitable:

Wait — you mean there are more deserving causes than President Fundraiser? Who’d’a thunk?

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Saudi Arabia promises record $3 billion in military aid to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay for a Lebanese army purchase of $3 billion worth of French weapons systems and equipment, the largest aid package ever provided to the tiny Mediterranean country.

The deal, which has been elicited mixed reactions by rival Lebanese factions, is being analyzed through the prism of Saudi interests in Lebanon and Syria. One Saudi goal is to blunt the political and military power of the Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite militant organizationHezbollah, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iran, which is Saudi Arabia’s chief regional rival. Hezbollah, not the Lebanese army, is the most powerful military force in the country.

The Saudi leadership recently voiced frustration at what it says is the failure of the US and the West to provide sufficient support to Syrian rebel forces seeking Mr. Assad’s ouster and has vowed to adopt a more assertive policy against the Assad regime.

 

 Read more at http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013/1230/Saudi-Arabia-promises-record-3-billion-in-military-aid-to-Lebanon

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs ban on e-cigarettes; What’s next?

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Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed 22 bills today, one of which bans the use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited.

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Ben Stein’s New Article

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By Ben Stein

Ben Stein is a writer, economist, and lawyer. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary,” for every issue of The American Spectator.

Why was President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed? Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. (Pig in a poke means: an offering or deal that is foolishly accepted without being examined first. A poke means sack.)

They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books.

They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student.

They…

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