“Saudi Arabia has given women the right to vote, but there’s a catch. The only form of ID accepted at the polling station: Driver’s licenses.” –Jay Leno
Under upcoming legislation, which will undoubtedly be proposed by the gun grabbers in Congress, there most likely will be stronger language to define what constitutes mental illness. Will such language be specific in defining certain criterion? Or, will such language be open ended, allowing government to define mental illness on a whim, as they deem fit, to tailor gun control to their liking? In the end, will the definition of mental illness be plastic and fluid?

The question needs to be asked; will those on psychotropic drugs be mysteriously left out of any pending legislation under the rules of HIPAA privacy rules, under the guise of privacy concerns for the patient? In leaving these people out of such legislation, a relief valve is built in to said legislation which allows for government finagling, building in a burning fuse which threatens to go off when one of these mentally ill people snaps to shoot up another public venue. This surely will provide the impetus for the government to further erode gun rights in an incremental fashion until there are no longer any right to own guns.

Will such language defining that which constitutes mental illness allow for the federal government to classify certain beliefs and behaviors as a mental illness? Will adherents of strict constructionisim, patriotism, conservatism, and Christianity be classified as people who are potentially unstable by the government, and therefore mentally ill? Such a scenario is plausible in light that DHS has already listed some politically conservative and Christian groups to be watched, and monitored as possible threats to national security. Why shouldn’t we expect new gun control legislation to be crafted, which will classify the aforementioned groups as mentally ill, for the perceived threat they pose?

We as a country may be on the verge of seeing the “wrong” political ideologies and religious beliefs being classified as mental illness, as justification to curb American freedoms.

A red-tailed hawk that flew into a car traveling on a highway in Connecticut—landing on the driver's lap—has been released back into the wild.

Dan Caitlin was driving along the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull, Conn., last week when the hawk flew into the windshield of his car, bounced off the side window and fell into his lap, animal control officials told the Fairfield Citizen:

Caitlin drove for a short distance with the stunned hawk in his lap, before pulling over and putting the raptor into the passenger seat. When he got home, he called the animal control staff, which picked up the injured hawk and kept it overnight before bringing it to a local veterinarian.

Fairfield Animal Control officer Paul Miller told Yahoo News that the injured bird was treated and released several days later.
"It’s past time for the media to begin asking President Obama tough questions about the IRS conservative targeting scandal. After all he was involved, publicly, from the beginning. Last Friday, the American Center for Law and Justice (where I serve as Chief Counsel) filed its Second Amended Complaint against the United States, the IRS, and a legion of IRS officials. This Complaint, in which we represent 41 organizations in 22 states, presents perhaps the most complete story yet of the IRS conservative targeting scandal. And it is an ugly story indeed. What was sold to the American public as a low-level scandal perpetrated by a few rogue employees – a scandal stopped after senior officials became aware and asserted control – is now (to borrow a Watergate phrase) “no longer operative.” Instead, we detail a long-running assault on the Tea Party, beginning shortly after its emergence in 2009, that is empowered, encouraged, and orchestrated not only by senior IRS officials in Washington, but also through outright targeting by the White House, Congressional Democrats, and the mainstream media. In fact, the IRS was doing little more than focusing its attention exactly where the president of the United States told it to focus – on the groups the president himself identified as a “threat to democracy.”
At least 24 people have been killed and more than 200 wounded in the worst violence since Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February.

Clashes broke out after a protest in Cairo against an attack on a church in Aswan province last week which Coptic Christians blame on Muslim radicals.

Egyptian TV showed protesters clashing with security forces as army vehicles burned outside the state TV building.

A curfew is in force. The cabinet is to hold an emergency meeting on Monday.
"The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to make a state permit to carry a concealed firearm valid in almost every state in the country. The vote was 272-154, with only seven Republicans voting against it and 43 Democrats supporting. Concealed carry only would remain illegal in places that do not permit concealed weapons, currently only Illinois and the District of Columbia."

A small group of about seven nude AIDS protesters stormed the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday, demanding no budget cuts and a "Robin Hood" tax to end AIDS.

According to Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner, three female protesters were arrested for indecent exposure.

The Blaze reported that Geidner live-tweeted the protest.

The protesters, wearing messages on their bodies, chanted, “ACT UP. Fight Back. Fight AIDS” and “Boehner, Boehner, don’t be a di**, budget cuts will make us sick.”

"Capitol Police kicked all press out. We are not allowed to stand outside Boehner’e office even," Geidner tweeted.

`Amazing Story Of Engineer Richi Parker Being Born Without Arms the life of Richie Parker who overcame being born without arms to become a chassis and body component designer for Hendrick Motorsports`
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) -- A strange year for Tiger Woods took another bizarre twist Sunday when a fan was arrested for running toward the seventh green at CordeValle and tossing a hot dog in Woods' direction.
Black Hollywood..." needs to focus on movies not politics"- Allen West
CINCINNATI — He remembers two men in uniform coming to the front door. They wanted to talk to his mom about his dad.

Marcus David Greer was a little guy back in 1945, just 4 years old. Known as Dave to his family in Bridgetown, he would play airman by wearing the wool overseas cap his father gave him before going off to fly B-24s in World War II.

About POW/MIA day

The National POW/MIA Recognition Day, established by Congress in 1979, takes place annually in the United States on the third Friday in September. The day of observance honors prisoners of war and members of the military missing in action.

Defense Department statistics list a total of 83,417 GIs missing in action: 73,681 from World War II, 7,947 from the Korean War, 126 from Cold War actions, 1,657 from the Vietnam War and six from the war with Iraq and related conflicts.

The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday, but it is one of six days when the POW/MIA flag can be flown at military bases and federal buildings. (Newt Heisley, a World War II veteran and commercial artist, designed the flag for a New Jersey firm. The black-and-white banner shows the phrase, “you are not forgotten,” as well as the head-bowed profile of his son, Jeffrey, a former Marine.)

The other five days the POW/MIA flag can be flown at armed forces bases and government buildings are: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.

The two men didn’t stay long. But the memory of their visit lingers.

“After they left,” Greer said, holding tightly to a snapshot of his dad, “it seemed like she cried for a week.”

He sensed something was wrong. But his mother kept it to herself.

As far as he knew, his dad was fighting in Asia. As far as he knows, 67 years later, his dad is still there, missing in action.
*First Romney, then the You Tube clip, now the Marines are to blame? The Obama administration's shifting claims on what took place in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 became more defiant yesterday when unnamed officials suggested that no amount of security would have mattered in Libya, not even a detachment of US Marines. This came on the same day the administration also admitted the assault was a terror attack not a protest gone wrong*