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CNN's Don Lemon: "I Don’t Agree With Everything That Comes Out of Al Sharpton’s Mouth and Al Sharpton is Not My Leader"



"Many people think that African-Americans are monolithic and they speak with one voice and that there is one leader, and you know, there are a lot of people who follow Al Sharpton.  I have nothing against Al Sharpton, I have no beef with him, but I don’t agree with everything that comes out of Al Sharpton’s mouth and Al Sharpton is not my leader"

CNN's Don Lemon on the Laura Ingraham radio show-


 

Montana Republican Shoots Down Drone in New Campaign Ad (VIDEO)

WATCH- 'Spying on our citizens is just wrong!'


The federal government is too big and too powerful"

Republican candidate for Congress in Montana Matt Rosendale has a message for the federal government: if you send a drone to spy on me, I’ll take it out.  
Rosendale, a state senator running for the U.S. House of Representatives, unveiled an ad Monday that depicts a standoff between him and a “government drone” that is “spying” on him. Spoiler alert, the drone loses.

The ad begins from the viewpoint of the “drone,” and then depicts Rosendale shooting it down with a rifle. Turning to the camera, Rosendale declares that he knows how to deal with big government and is ready to “stand tall for freedom"

 

Bloomberg Says “I Have Earned My Place in Heaven” Because of My Work On Gun Safety


I can't find anything in Romans 10:9-10 that talks about salvation through good works on gun safety

Bloomberg says, 'it's not even close'


huffingtonpost
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is sure he has a spot in Heaven.

At least that's what the founder of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns told the New York Times in an interview published Tuesday:
Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.

But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”
According to the Times, Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million in 2014 to build an anti-gun violence group that could better battle the National Rifle Association.

Bloomberg has been quite vocal in the past about his support for measures to help prevent gun violence, including background checks. 




 

Stoned Mom Avoids Jail After Driving 12 Miles With Baby on Roof



Catalina Clouser, 19,  gets probation for driving with 5-week old on roof


An Arizona mother will avoid jail time after she got high and drove nearly 12 miles with her 2-month-old baby on the roof of her car.

Maricopa County Superior Judge Cynthia Bailey sentenced 21-year-old Catalina Mariah Clouser on Wednesday to 16 years of supervised probation. She will have to serve 3 months in jail only if she violates the order, a local CBS affiliate reported.

Miss Clouser pleaded guilty in February to child abuse and driving under the influence of marijuana after her infant son was found miraculously unhurt in the middle of a Phoenix highway in June 2012, still strapped into his car seat, Reuters reported.

Miss Clouser, who was 19 at the time, had driven about 12 miles with the baby on the roof after reportedly smoking pot at a friend’s house. She was arrested after realizing the baby was missing and returning to the scene.

“I just want to say, I do know that what I did was horrible,” she said during the sentencing last week.






 

Obama Statement Calls Boston Marathan Bombing a 'Tragedy,' No Mention of Terrorism


Also no mention of Boston 'bombing'


washingtonexaminer
Here are a few things missing from President Obama's statement Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 2013 terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon:
• The word "terrorism."

• The word "bombing."

• The fact that the bombers were motivated by Islamist extremist beliefs.
No, in his mind this was a "tragedy" that just somehow happened and from which we need to recover, not a criminal act that may have been preventable.

Here's the statement-

A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th Boston Marathon. Four innocent people were killed that week, and hundreds more were wounded. Today, we remember Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier. And we send our thoughts and prayers to those still struggling to recover.

We also know that the most vivid Images from that day were not of smoke and chaos, but of compassion, kindness and strength: A man in a cowboy hat helping a wounded stranger out of harm’s way; runners embracing loved ones, and each other; an EMT carrying a spectator to safety. Today, we recognize the incredible courage and leadership of so many Bostonians in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. And we offer our deepest gratitude to the courageous firefighters, police, medical professionals, runners and spectators who displayed the spirit Boston was built on – perseverance, freedom and love.





 

'Putin Understands That He Has Nothing to Fear From the United States'



'The Ukrainians are utterly helpless'

'What we are doing is holding the coat of the unarmed little guy in a fight'

From the Special Report-


 

Photos: Passenger Ship Carrying 447 People Sinks Off South Korean Coast








A coast guard rescue is underway to help a passenger ship that’s sinking off the coast of South Korea. The ship is carrying 447 people, many of whom are students, according to the ship’s owner Chonghaejin Marine Co.

No passengers have been harmed so far in the incident, which occurred off South Korea’s southwest coast, coast guard official Park Jung Il said by phone from Mokpo, southwest Korea. An official at Chonghaejin Marine Co. confirmed it owns the sinking “Sewol” vessel, asking not to be named citing company policy. The ship usually travels between Incheon and the South Korean island of Jeju, Yonhap News reported.

About 190 passengers have been rescued from the vessel so far, Yonhap reported, without citing anyone. The car ferry was built in 1994 and has a capacity of 921 passengers, the agency said. The ship was carrying 325 high school students and about 150 cars, Yonhap said.

YTN TV reported the ship may have hit rocks due to fog, citing a South Korean government official. (via Bloomberg)

more at reuters


 

World Oil Reserves

World Oil Reserves in 2013
Venezuela tops the list (300BBl), followed by Saudi Arabia (no surprise)
What is interesting is that Canada is in 3rd at 175B barrels

via Amazing Maps-



 

George Will Rips Obama: 'Some Presidents Take Their Foreign Policy From Woodrow Wilson, Some From Henry Kissinger, This is Foreign Policy From Monty Python'

Ukraine-

George Will on Special Report lets the administration have it.



 

Texas: Wendy Davis Trailing Republican Greg Abbott By 8 Points Among Women, 21 Points Among Men -PPP


Greg Abbott leads the race for Texas Governor by 14 points. The bad news for Wendy Davis is that there has been no movement in the polls in her direction whatsoever. In November, a PPP poll had almost identical results - a 15 point lead for Abbott 50-35. Today it is 51-37. There has not been a survey conducted this year that Abbott hasn't led Davis by double-digits

PPP's newest Texas poll finds Republicans leading by double digits in all of the state's major races for 2014. In the Governor's race Greg Abbott's at 51% to 37% for Wendy Davis.

 Those numbers are largely unchanged from our last poll of the state in early November when Abbott had a 50/35 advantage.

Davis had a 39/29 favorability rating right after her famous filibuster last June, but since then voters in the state have mostly moved toward having negative opinions about her and now she's at a 33/47 spread. Davis' name recognition is actually 12 points higher than Abbott's, but his reviews break down favorably with 40% having a positive view of him to 27% with a negative one. -

Internals:


Greg Abbott campaign ad: 'Words matter'