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Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013 - Morning Headlines

- In a highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong finally admitted he used performance enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times (CNN):

- An Alaskan Airlines flight from Hawai'i to Seattle landed safely after being escorted to Sea-Tac airport by two F-15 fighter jets. The jets were scrambled because of a call made to the FBI claiming there was a hijacker on board. No hijacker existed, and authorities are now looking into the case to see if it was a hoax (Fox News):

- Hundreds of patrons streamed into Denver's Aurora Century theater which is now open for the first time since the Aurora massacre (USA Today):

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    Bloomberg said he's encouraging the roughly 800 mayors who are members of his Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization to start lobbying lawmakers and "explain to them why constituents really want this done."

    This isn't about being against illegal guns. AR-15s are illegal. It's about lobbying congress to make some things now illegal. Bloomberg's groups should be "mayors who want to make many guns illegal" or "mayors who say F YOU to the second amendment."

    1. @Anon I keep seeing all these polls where over 50% of respondents favor banning this or that...

      I have questions: Who are these people? Are they telephone polls? Who answers their phone when they do NOT recognize the # on the i.d.?

      I've never been polled and I don't know anyone who has been either... I think they MUST be polling ONLY Obamaphones...

      Hubby called NRA last night. He was on hold for OVER AN HOUR. He gave his info, and then he gave them mine. In the span of the 20 or so minutes between HIS info and MINE, the membership #'s jumped 39,664.

      That's nearly 40 thousand NEW members - in less than 30 minutes!

      So... who, exactly are the people responding in the negative to these polls??