Show Prep: Tues, May 27

Santa Barbara Shooting Sparks Talk of New Bill Linking Gun Crimes and the Mentally Ill |

On Sunday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) indicated that some agreement might be reached on a bill dealing with the mental health aspects of gun crimes. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Blumenthal said he may try to “reconfigure” gun legislation that failed in the Senate last year to focus on mental health.

Father of a victim ignorantly blames the NRA for the massacre.

Another Leftist Killer➙ Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger Was Fan “Young Turks” Channel | The Gateway Pundit

And, Elliot Rodger was a fan of the far left “Young Turks” YouTube Channel. The Young Turks was one of his favorited channels. The Young Turk describes itself as “a young progressive or insurgent member of an institution.” The host of the channel Cenk Uygur is a far left political activist and former MSNBC host.

Quotes of the day « Hot Air

California has banned high-capacity magazines, but Mr. Rodger had at least 41 low-capacity magazines, with more than enough ammunition to unleash a deadly attack, said Adam Winkler, a law professor at University of California, Los Angeles, who is an expert in gun laws.

Elliot Rodger’s world: Five revelations from a ‘kissless virgin’ –

“I walked into the range, rented a handgun from the ugly old redneck cashier, and started to practice shooting at paper targets. As I fired my first few rounds, I felt so sick to the stomach. I questioned my whole life, and I looked at the gun in front of me and asked myself ‘What am I doing here? How could things have led to this?’ I couldn’t believe my life was actually turning out this way. There I was, practicing shooting with real guns because I had a plan to carry out a massacre.”

Apatow, Rogen Slam WaPost Film Critic For Blaming Calif. Mass Shooting On White Male Hollywood Culture « CBS DC

Film director Judd Apatow and actor Seth Rogen both blasted Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday’s op-ed in which she suggests that Elliot Rodger’s mass killing in Isla Vista, Calif., is tied to white men in Hollywood promoting “escapist fantasies” that “revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment.”

Houlihan’s closes in Mishawaka – South Bend Tribune: Business

Houlihan’s at 4240 N. Main St. closed over the Memorial Day weekend. When it opened in 2001, it was one of the first in an influx of national chains to locate along the commercial corridor.

Indiana losing health funding over tobacco use

Indiana is losing millions of dollars in health funding because of how it uses money from the 1998 tobacco settlement.

New Report Reveals Cars Thieves Target Most — Is Your Vehicle on the List? |

A new report released this month by a vehicle security company revealed some of the most commonly stolen vehicles in the U.S.

IRS Sets Sights on Frequent Flyer Miles, Hotel Points –

Just in time for your summer vacation, the IRS is getting ready to toughen the tax treatment on frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty reward programs.

Taxpayers paid $5.7 million for global warming games | Fox News

Taxpayers paid more than $5 million to create climate change games, including voicemails from the future warning that “neo-luddites” will kill global warming enthusiasts by 2035.

Nothing Left to Cut? –

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), from 2004 to 2012 the federal government improperly allocated somewhere between $38 billion and $121 billion in taxpayer funds each year, amounting to a total $799 billion over an eight-year period. Such misallocations range from misattributed tax credits to disability insurance payments being made to non-disabled people. And the problem is getting worse: Improper payments averaged $42 billion a year from 2004 to 2007, then jumped to $105 billion between 2008 and 2012.

IWF – New Regulations Hose Charity Car Washes in Virginia

Charity car washes and car wash fundraisers are now banned…after the city’s Department of Environmental Services issued new rules for stormwater and water runoff. The county pins the blame on the Virginia General Assembly, which approved more stringent water regulations last year. ‘There is an underlying reason why most types of car washing are not allowed under state and federal stormwater regulations,’ DES spokeswoman Shannon Whalen told the Arlington News.

Media Apologizes for Obama CIA Leak, Says Different Than Plamegate | Truth Revolt

In 2003, CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name was reported by conservative columnist Robert Novak, a move many media outlets reported was intentional on behalf of the Bush administration.

Reporter on White House’s CIA Leak: ‘I Drew It to Their Attention Before They Had Noticed’ |

The reporter who was given the name of the CIA’s top agent in Afghanistan by the White House said he realized the significance of the leak even before the press office did.

New York mom fuming after daughter gets school letter calling her overweight | Fox News

A New York City mom was fit to be tied Wednesday after her 4-foot-1, 66-pound daughter came home from school with a note calling her fat.