Sandy Hook Father: My Child Is Safer at Home Where I am Armed
by Katie Pavlich
February 5, 2013
"You want to take my rights are away, lets go to court," Steven's said. "But criminals and tyrants, tyrants especially, beware. Lockdown is not an option at the Stevens residence and 911 will be dialed after the security of my home has been established. Why is that same security my daughter enjoys at home with her dad not available at school in Newtown? That is what you should be considering, not making her dad a criminal. Charlton Heston made the phrase 'from my cold dead hands famous' and I will tell you here today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold dead hands."
Just last week the Newtown Board of Education moved to put more armed security in their schools after it was heavily requested by parents.
Last night, they decided to ask the town to approve the request to include one additional full-time Newtown police at each of the elementary schools in next year's budget.
Today, members of the board will be meeting with state and federal officials about obtaining additional funding for security.
“Our parents are demanding of us that things are made safe and secure and certain measures are put in place,” Chairwoman Debbie Leidlein said. “So we’re being very thoughtful.”
Several police officers have been stationed at all Newtown schools since the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 children and six staff members were killed.
Those officers will remain at the school through the remainder of the school year, but the budget for the next fiscal year funds only resource officers at the middle and high schools.
Parents said security means more than a police presence.
“My main concern is with accessibility to these school, said Neil Johnson, a parent of two Newtown students. “On December 14th, that was the main bare-boned reason that occurred.”President Obama is currently out on a gun control campaign. Yesterday he spoke in Minnesota on the issue.
MINNEAPOLIS – President Barack Obama kicked off his campaign-style push for gun control here Monday, arguing that the changes he started pushing for in the wake of the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary are beginning to gain traction.
The approach was similar to last week’s immigration push in Las Vegas. At both events, Obama said Congress must follow his lead to enact laws on which the American people agree. At each he said the work will be difficult and long. And at each he said the burden was on Congress to act.Read more: http://goo.gl/0n0U6
Levin to Rove: ‘Bring it on, Karl baby. Bring it on, doughboy. Bring on your little whiteboard’
by Jeff Poor
February 8, 2013
The back-and-forth verbal jabs between former Bush White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, his deputies at American Crossroads and some of the conservative movement’s so-called “critically important figures” took another intense turn on Mark Levin’s radio show on Thursday, with Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King entering the fray.
“[L]et me put something to you folks about Karl Rove — what a propagandist this man is,” Levin said at the end of his program. “He keeps bringing up Christine O’Donnell. Karl Rove has lost more races that he’s been involved in than Christine O’Donnell. She has lost one. Rove has lost scores. And as soon as she was nominated, he went on TV on the ‘Hannity’ show and started smearing her.”
“And he put out emails to all the pseudo-conservatives inside the beltway trashing her. He wanted her defeated,” Levin continued. “He wanted Mike Castle to win — Mike Castle, anti-conservative, pro-abortion, pro-big spending, on and on and on. He’s also up there with that stupid little third-grade whiteboard of his, with his fourth-grade writing style, talking about how they committed $30 million to tea party candidates. Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve had to fight through these primaries to get the tea party conservatives nominated. And then his group has put money into the race.”
Levin, the author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” urged American Crossroads’ donor to put their money elsewhere in the future if they are indeed interested in promoting conservative candidates.
“Karl Rove, let me tell you something — you’re despised by the grassroots,” he said. “And let me tell your donors something — stop wasting your money. There are organizations all over this country that need your help, who are organizing at the grassroots level, who aren’t making money. And these people will work harder and do better in terms of nominating candidates to help save this country.”
One of the individuals Levin put his support behind was King, whom Rove’s group targeted for not being truly “conservative.”
“Well, the first thing I thought was the elitist attitude — the idea you can wake up with the checkbook of mostly somebody else’s money and decide in any state who would be the nominee for the United States Senate — that is an arrogant attitude,” King told Levin.
Levin urged King to use Rove as a foil against any opponent he may have in upcoming races.
“Let me tell you something, Steve King and all you conservatives out there who are thinking about running in these primaries and so forth — your best commercial is going to be that your opponent is funded by Karl Rove. I’m serious, Steve King — I think Karl Rove’s name, I think his organization are poison in conservative and Republican circles in many respects.”
At the very close of his program, Levin challenged Rove to give it his best shot.
“Bring it on, Karl baby,” Levin added. “Bring it on, doughboy. Bring on your little whiteboard. We’re ready.”
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Michelle Malkin Tears Into Celebrities: Obama Ain’t Your Daddy, Boyfriend or God
by Jason Howerton
February 7, 2013
Conservative columnist and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin, like many Americans, were shocked when actor Chris Rock referred to President Barack Obama as “our boss” and the “dad of the country” on Wednesday. In reality, the president of the United States is an elected official who represents the American people — so they are actually the president’s boss.
“That was a bizarre little appearance there,” Malkin said. “It looked like a hostage video to me.”
She went on: “Maybe it’s dawning on him in some sector of his brain that this is not good for his career…I don’t know a dad who wears mom jeans. So America’s dad wears mom jeans.” Malkin was referring to Obama’s fashion sense, which conservatives have sometimes mocked.
Malkin then focused more on celebrities in general who seem to glorify Obama to the point that they may need “therapy.”
“More importantly, we have Chris Rock treating Obama as his father. Sandra Fluke treating Obama as her boyfriend, and Jamie Foxx who said during the campaign that Obama was our ‘lord and savior.’ These people need group therapy,” she added.
However, she did commend actor Bruce Willis for shooing some “common sense” on the issue of guns. The “Die Hard” star recently came out against gun control.