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  • Now It's Come To This (Please Read This)

    01/16/2013 10:39:46 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 124 replies
    Self/President | 1/16/2013
    I had to come on to FR and post the following discussion that just took place at lunch that I had with a law enforcement agent that I am currently working with and a general practitioner who happen to be dining at a booth next to ours. The television was on as the President was giving his speech about his 23 executive orders. When the discussion arrived about mental health and giving up personal information under the HIPPA act. The physician stated that if Americans read about Obamacare a year ago they would have seen that the foundation was clearly...
  • Jay Carney: NRA Ad “Repugnant And Cowardly” (Surprise! Carney's kids also attend Sidwell Friends!)

    01/16/2013 10:36:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    TPM ^ | 1/16/12 | EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney excoriated the National Rifle Association Wednesday for a TV ad released by the group that called President Obama an "elitist hypocrite" because his daughters have armed protection at school.
  • Illinois Republican party chair urges vote for gay ‘marriage’:GOP members call for resignation

    01/16/2013 10:34:06 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 01/16/2013 | JOHANNA DASTEEL
    After the chair of the Illinois state Republican Party called on his party’s state senators to cast votes for same-sex “marriage,” members of the GOP party leadership are calling for his resignation. Pat Brady defied the Republican Party’s platform when he started making lobbying calls to his party’s senators to change their position on same-sex “marriage.” Brady told The Daily Herald that he made the calls as a private citizen and not in his capacity as chairman, but members of party leadership are still outraged. “Pat Brady is a total disgrace,” said Bobbie Peterson, a Republican state central committeewoman from...
  • Sheriff Tells Joe Biden He'll Refuse To Enforce A Ban On Assault Weapons

    01/16/2013 10:33:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/16/2013 | Steven Dubois, Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon sheriff has sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden saying his department will not enforce any new gun laws it considers unconstitutional. Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, in his letter dated Monday, said politicians are "attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims" by supporting laws that would harm law-abiding Americans. The sheriff said he took an oath to support the Constitution, and laws preventing citizens from owning certain semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines would violate their rights. "We are Americans," Mueller wrote. "We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions...
  • Obama announces 23 exective actions, asks Congress to pass gun laws

    01/16/2013 10:31:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/16/13 | CNN's Dana Bash, CNN's Deirdre Walsh, CNN's Jason Hanna, CNN's Jessica Yellin
    President Barack Obama announces 23 executive actions on gun control, separately asks Congress to pass gun-control laws Obama asks Congress to pass laws that would: require background checks on all gun sales; restore a ban on "military-style assault weapons"; ban gun magazines with capacities of more than 10 rounds; and toughen penalties on people who sell guns to those who can't have them Below are the latest updates as they come to us. Also, you can read our full story. [Updated at 12:43 p.m. ET] Senate Democratic leadership sources tell CNN that passing any new legislation will be extremely difficult...
  • Zingermans Inauguration Barack-Y Road Gelato

    01/16/2013 10:30:43 AM PST · by JayGalt · 6 replies
    Email Newsletter ^ | 1/16/13 | Zingermans
    Inauguration Gelato! Celebrate democracy and flavor at the same time. Barack-Y Road Gelato Gift Box Special for the inauguration!
  • Are you ready for Congressman Mark Sanford?

    01/16/2013 10:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    He's been thinking about some sort of political comeback since mid-2011 at least, which is no surprise from a guy who first ran for Congress in his early 30s. In fairness, policy-wise, he's always been extremely good on government spending, something Washington needs now more than ever.Anyone know of any other Congress-eligible Republicans in South Carolina who are extremely good on spending? Between DeMint and Tim Scott, I'm thinking … pretty much all of them are. Oh well: Geraghty: How long have you been thinking about a return to politics?Sanford: This came out of the blue, for all the obvious...
  • Moody's Now Has Negative Outlook for All U.S. Universities

    01/16/2013 10:26:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | January 16, 2013 | Staff
    Moody's Investors Service now has a negative outlook for the entire U.S. higher education sector, the rating agency said on Wednesday, citing "mounting fiscal pressure on all key university revenue sources." Since 2009, Moody's had had a stable outlook for market-leading, research-driven colleges and universities and a negative outlook for the rest of the higher education sector. "The U.S. higher education sector has hit a critical juncture in the evolution of its business model," said Eva Bogaty, Moody's assistant vice president, in a statement. "Even market-leading universities with diversified revenue streams are facing diminished prospects for revenue growth." The agency...
  • Obama to Put More 'Counselors' in Schools

    01/16/2013 10:24:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama will put more "counselors" in school to help thwart gun violence. According to a background briefer provided by the White House, Obama hopes to add an additional 1,000 "school resource officers and counselors." From the White House's document: PUT UP TO 1,000 MORE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND COUNSELORS IN SCHOOLS AND HELP SCHOOLS INVEST IN SAFETY: Putting school resource officers and mental health professionals in schools can help prevent school crime and student-on-student violence. School resource officers are specially trained police officers that work in schools. When equipped with proper training and supported by evidence-based school discipline...
  • Whole Foods CEO says Obama healthcare law is 'more like fascism'

    01/16/2013 10:24:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The CEO of Whole Foods Market said President Obama's healthcare law is more like "fascism" than "socialism," a parallel he drew in 2009, to some backlash. John Mackey made the remark in an interview Wednesday with NPR. "Technically speaking, it's more like fascism," Mackey said of the Affordable Care Act. "Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn't own the means of production, but they do control it, and that's what's happening with our healthcare programs and these reforms." The term "fascism" was first used to describe the right-wing regime of Italian leader...
  • Albanian Muslims Terrorize Serbian Christians

    01/16/2013 10:24:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 15, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    More of the poisonous fruit of Clinton's war against the Christians in Serbia: Albanians Find a Church They Forgot to Destroy — in Serbia Proper; Erect Monument to Terrorists in Presevo and Threaten War if Serbia Removes it; Keep Serbs out of Church on Orthodox Christmas Posted by Julia Gorin ..............Snip............. Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery “Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia…Mother Paraskeva (62 years old)…[said] “…Albanians from Kosovo were organized with the intention of coming to destroy the Serbian monasteries in this area…Last year on Good Friday they attacked me…’ The Monastery of the Assumption of...
  • Massachusetts proposes gas tax hike among new taxes, fees for transportation huge new taxes

    01/16/2013 10:21:17 AM PST · by edcoil · 21 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | 1-16-2013 | Galen Moore
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday laid tax and fee increases and new taxes on the table, including more than doubling the state's gas tax. Raising the gas tax from 21 cents to 51 cents per gallon Raising the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 7.75 percent Raising the state income tax to 5.66 percent from 5.25 percent Levying a vehicle miles-traveled tax at 2.4 cents per mile New, emissions-based vehicle title and registration fees could raise $175 million A payroll tax on workers in regions with transit service could raise $140 million to $207 million
  • Republicans take note: Don't sell us out on protecting the 2nd Amendment or you'll be sorry

    01/16/2013 10:10:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/16/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The Republicans in Congress look like they are about to sell us out on the question of protecting the Second Amendment. The way they took a dive on the “fiscal cliff” gives us an idea of what they will probably do when confronted with Barack Obama’s fearsome attacks on gun ownership. They won’t listen to us. They will jump as high as the media and Obama tells them to and count themselves lucky if they aren’t singled out as a Hillbilly and an ogre for opposing “common sense” gun control. According to a newly released report, based on the results...
  • What's The One Thing Lance Armstrong And President Obama Have In Common?

    01/16/2013 10:09:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • A Gun Ban That Misfired: What I saw as a prosecutor in D.C., makes me wary of strict firearms laws

    01/16/2013 10:09:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/16/2013 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    In the wake of the horrific elementary-school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last month, many Americans, desperate to do something in response, have decided that much stricter gun control is the answer. Democrats have proposed reinstating the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein has proposed legislation that would even restrict the use of some semiautomatic handguns. As a former prosecutor in Washington, D.C., who enforced firearms and ammunition cases while a severe local gun ban was still in effect, I am skeptical of the benefits that many imagine will result from additional gun-control efforts. I dislike guns, but I...
  • VCDL VA-ALERT: IMPORTANT: Gun bills moving on Thursday! (1/17/2013 in VA General Assembly)

    01/16/2013 10:07:48 AM PST · by Perseverando
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | January 16, 2013 | Philip VanCleave
    From: VCDL President [mailto:president@vcdl.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:41 AM To: xxxxxxxx Subject: VA-ALERT: IMPORTANT: Gun bills moving on Thursday! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Not yet a VCDL member? Join VCDL at: http://www.vcdl.org/join.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------- VCDL's meeting schedule: http://www.vcdl.org/meetings.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Abbreviations used in VA-ALERT: http://www.vcdl.org/help/abbr.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------- MARK YOUR CALENDARS Some important pro-gun and anti-gun bills are being heard in subcommittee THURSDAY, January 17th at 5 PM! The most important pro-gun bill of the session (Delegate Marshall's bill to allow teachers and others to be armed - HB 1557) will be heard, as will some anti-gun bills. Let's get a big turnout to support...
  • White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

    01/16/2013 10:06:02 AM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Jan 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly." Obama spokesman Jay Carney says most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." Carney was referring to an online video from the pro-gun lobby. The video calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for having armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters at school while not committing to installing armed guards in all schools. The NRA released the video ahead of Obama's announcement Wednesday of proposals for curbing the nation's gun violence....
  • Gov. Heineman proposes an end to all corporate and income taxes in Nebraska (Follows Jindal's lead)

    01/16/2013 10:05:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The metastasizing federal government may be in the process of doing anything and everything it can to stamp out the competitive virtues of federalism, but many states currently have Republican governors at the helm, even if they are conservatives of varying stripes — but state governments are going to be pretty much the only mitigating factor any of us can hope to have from the top-down economic wrath of a second Obama term. Even if we do have to deal with more mind-numbingly idiotic and intellectually deceitful proposals about how "asking the wealthy to pay a little more" will somehow...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/16/2013 10:05:17 AM PST · by Hiskid · 15 replies
    1/16/13 | Hiskid
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4)
  • A Call To Arms: We Will NOT Obey

    01/16/2013 10:02:32 AM PST · by TrueKnightGalahad · 29 replies
    Self | 16 January 2013 | TrueKnightGalahad
    APOLOGIA: I intended to post this as a comment to another post, but reconsidered and decided to post what follows on my own. I hope that Jim and the rest of the Merry Bande of Freepers will pardon the creation of a vanity thread, though vanity has nothing to do with it. I hope to foment discussion on this issue…and, perhaps, revolution. We Will NOT Obey! This sordid, criminal administration is forcing its version of change, of transforming the essence of America, down our unwilling throats. In conscience, by all that we hold dear about this grand experiment in freedom...