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Gotta love Ann Coulter . . .

For now, we have a new president-elect. In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, we owe it to the Democrats to show their president the exact same kind of respect and loyalty that they have shown our recent Republican president.

Starting tomorrow, if not sooner.

Layoffs hit Al Gore’s Current Media.

Apparently following Air America Radio’s lead, Al Gore’s answer to ‘fair and balanced’ news is not quite making it either.

A statement from Current put the number of layoffs at about 60 positions, with 30 more to be refilled, the company said in a statement. That’s less of a hard hit than the 20 percent cuts that a source close to Current hinted to CNET News on Tuesday. The statement read: “Approximately 60 positions have been eliminated in the company’s three U.S. offices, and approximately 30 new positions created,” the statement read. “Many of those whose positions were eliminated have been placed in the new positions. Current will have approximately 410 employees (after these staffing adjustments).”

The source also said additional layoffs would be coming in January, which a Current representative denied.

When you start hearing ‘Don’t worry, your positions are secure’ from your boss, it’s time to update your resume.

Potential investors will have to wait. Current’s plans for an initial public offering are on hold.

Orange County sheriff’s crackdown on gun permits comes under fire. Coming very close for the MRIOTD award, the new sheriff in Orange County, California feels that 1100 concealed weapons permits are way too many. She says that represents three times as many CWP’s issued in Los Angeles County. I don’t see anything unusual about it. After all, criminals and illegal aliens can not qualify for a CWP. They just carry them without permits.

The sheriff is sending letters out to current permit holders asking that they justify why they ‘need’ one. And it gets better, or worse. Demonstrating the like-mindedness with President-elect Obama, ‘She said she is doing nothing to prevent people from owning guns; she is simply limiting those people who will be allowed to carry them in public.’

Then there’s this gem from Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens . . .

‘What if someone who had been issued a [concealed carry permit] by Carona went out and hurt someone? It certainly wouldn’t look good for the county.’

Note: Carona is the former sheriff. Oh I get it. Gangs ‘hurting someone’ looks good for the county. Ditto with the illegal alien drug dealer or crack head hurting people with a gun. That’s just normal, to be expected. WTF?

Update: Want to see a safe place to live? Washington County, Oregon has approximately 10,000 CWP holders. h/t Open Records