Oorah! Two Marines Take Out Home Burglars

Talk about picking the wrong house to break into.

Via MassCops.com:

Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn’t make it out of the house alive.

33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville.

Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting.

“The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed.”

Chief Yaniero says the department will increase their patrols in the neighborhood.

“We’ll be in the neighborhood. We try to stay in those neighborhoods but we will be especially vigilant in that particular neighborhood in the next couple weeks.”

Marine Corps officials have not released the names of the Marines who shot the intruders.

Are You Ready For The Titanic II?

Coming in 2016.

Via Fox News:

An Australian billionaire has announced the construction of the Titanic II: a replica of the iconic ship with the same dimensions, rooms and smokestacks, but with a 21st-century interior makeover.

Weeks after the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the original Titanic, Clive Palmer said Monday he has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the Titanic II. Construction of the ship will begin in late 2013, the Australian reports, with its maiden voyage from England to New York set for 2016.

“It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic, but … will have state-of-the-art 21st-century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,” Palmer said in a statement. He called the project “a tribute to the spirit of the men and women who worked on the original Titanic.”

Read more about the changes to the new version of the Titanic at this link.

Senator Mark Warner & Fellow Democrats Celebrate Three Years Without A Budget (Video)

Can you imagine if the Republicans were in charge and the outrage there would be from Democrats if Senate Republicans went three years without passing a budget? Hugh Jidette explains what President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan should be in the video above.

Via Andrew Stiles @ The Washington Free Beacon:

Sunday, April 29, 2012, is an anniversary unprecedented in the history of American politics, marking three years since the Democratic-led Senate last complied with federal law by passing a budget.

The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 stipulates that Congress must approve a budget resolution by April 15 of each year. In the Senate, only 51 votes are needed to pass a budget, as budgets are one of the few pieces of legislation invulnerable to a filibuster. Democrats currently control 53 seats. Democratic lawmakers have offered myriad excuses for their refusal to offer a budget, none of which hold up to scrutiny, critics say.

Read more at this link.

To find out more about how to solve our debt problems, join the campaign at OweNo.com by visiting this link.

Don’t our kids deserve a chance to have the same freedoms that we enjoyed growing up? Call Senator Mark Warner today and tell him and his fellow Democrats in Congress to stop fiscally abusing our kids and to work for serious reforms in spending.

I am fighting big Government for my kids who will be saddled with an overwhelming debt burden and even more massive BIG Government if we do nothing now. Federal entitlement spending is no exception. Entitlement spending (Social Security, Medicare, etc) will double in the future if nothing is done now.

Heritage explains:

President Obama has called Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget “an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” but as this week’s chart illustrates, if something radical doesn’t happen, entitlement spending will nearly double by 2050. The amount of spending on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Obamacare subsidies will soar over the next 38 years, leaving future generations with an alarming debt burden.

Congressional Budget Office predictions show that in 2010 entitlement spending attributes 10.3 percent of GDP, then jumps to 19 percent of GDP by 2050. David John, Heritage’s senior research fellow in retirement Security and financial institutions, explains why in the context of last week’s Social Security trustees report:

The April 23 report shows that all people who receive Social Security benefits face about a 25 percent benefit cut as soon as 2033—three years earlier than predicted in last year’s report. The program’s long-term deficit is now larger than it was before the 1983 reforms. In order to pay all of its promised benefits, Social Security would require massive annual injections of general revenue tax money in addition to what the program receives from payroll taxes.

Via Rick Moore @ HolyCoast.com, the cartoon is in reference to the fact that Democrats, not the big bad Republicans as President Obama has explained on the campaign trail, are to blame for student loan interest rates doubling this summer.

Jimmy Kimmel Kills It At The White House Correspondents Dinner (Video)

Very funny stuff right from the get go. Jimmy Kimmel proves he’s one of the best comedians in the business at the annual White House correspondents dinner.