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  • Humorless, Offended State-Run Media: Limbaugh is Limbaugh... But He's Right

    01/17/2013 5:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, I'm trying to keep a low profile. This is what I mean. I'm just telling you, they don't get the humor. They're wound so tight that they're just waiting to be offended. And this is like the third day in a row members of the media are fit to be tied over my characterization of the children at the White House being used as human shields. Boy, times change. Jonathan Karl, when he was at CNN, I did a number of interviews with Jonathan Karl, and he was like our old buddy Jim Rutenberg at the...
  • No Strategy to Govern - Ivory-tower Obama can’t abide views he doesn’t share. (Michael Barone)

    01/17/2013 5:16:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.His point-blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make House Republicans look bad.But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government’s debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader measures.Working out...
  • ATF urges background checks in private gun sales (from the people who brought you F&F!)

    01/17/2013 5:10:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is encouraging licensed gun dealers to help private gun sellers run federal background checks. In an open letter to the country's federally licensed gun dealers, the ATF says they can "enhance public safety and assist law enforcement" by facilitating private sales through their businesses and running federal background checks on prospective gun buyers.
  • Fast And Furious Scandal: Man Claims To Have Shot U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    01/17/2013 5:08:41 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 17 replies
    ABC News / Univision ^ | January 17, 2012 | JORDAN FABIAN
    A Mexican national claims to be the man who shot and killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose death is tied to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal. Gustavo Cruz-Lozano, who says he killed Terry, turned himself in on Wednesday on charges related to a separate incident: threatening to kill Hidalgo County, Texas Sheriff Lupe Treviño. But before he surrendered himself, Cruz-Lozano said in an exclusive interview with Univision News' daily news magazine show "Primer Impacto" that he murdered Terry during a firefight on Dec. 14, 2010, while the agent was on patrol near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona....
  • Burlington (Vt) police looking for new gun range

    01/17/2013 5:03:02 PM PST · by APatientMan · 32 replies
    WCAX ^ | 1/17/2013 | WCAX
    BURLINGTON, Vt. - A firing range has announced the Burlington Police Department is not welcome to train at its facilities any longer. Last week the Burlington City Council voted to ban semi-automatic rifles and large capacity magazines in the city limits. The chairman of the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club explained in a letter that it cannot support the city with such a prejudice against the club, and has voted to suspend the city's use of the range for law enforcement officers. Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling says it will affect how and when officers train with their firearms....
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/17/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA...
  • Mathematical Breakthrough Sets Out Rules for More Effective Teleportation

    01/17/2013 4:56:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Space Travel ^ | January 17, 2013 | Staff Writers
    For the last ten years, theoretical physicists have shown that the intense connections generated between particles as established in the quantum law of 'entanglement' may hold the key to eventual teleportation of quantum information. Now, for the first time, researchers have worked out how entanglement could be 'recycled' to increase the efficiency of these connections. Published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the result could conceivably take us a step closer to sci-fi style teleportation in the future, although this research is purely theoretical in nature. The team have also devised a generalised form of teleportation, which allows for a...
  • Is The Free Republic Site Broken? (VANITY)

    01/17/2013 4:52:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 51 replies
    1-17-2013 | bimboeruption
    I'm getting about 20 articles showing per page and no stuff on the side. Is something broken?
  • Strippers Can Earn $350,000 A Year In This Oil Boomtown Club

    01/17/2013 4:52:25 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | January 17, 2013 | Robert Johnson
    Early last year in Williston there had been too much attention focused on the local gentlemen's clubs for any strippers to talk with me about what they earned, but apparently that's changed. John Eligon from The New York Times just visited the North Dakota boomtown and one visiting dancer says she often earns more than $1,000 a night. That may be a conservative estimate as word last year was dancers were making two to three times that amount, but club owners were concerned with IRS attention and prohibited employees from speaking to the press. With nearly two men for every...
  • Asia's Airlines Find Being First Comes With Risks

    01/17/2013 4:49:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2013 | JEFFREY NG
    HONG KONG—Asia's premium airlines have over the past two decades signed on as high-profile launch customers for many new commercial jetliners, such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing Co. BA +1.24% 787, aiming to raise their global profile while renewing an aging fleet. The key driver behind these moves was a push over the past two decades by the region's airlines to launch newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft amid a strengthening regional economy and a boom in demand for air travel across Asia. But the latest problems facing the 787 Dreamliner—which Japan's two main carriers were the first to fly—highlight the...
  • Mesolithic People Adapted Their Environment In Severn Estuary

    01/17/2013 4:47:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Monday, January 14, 2013 | Source: Reading University
    New and exciting evidence has been found at a threatened archaeological site on the Severn Estuary that seems to show Mesolithic people knew how to adapt their environment to suit their needs... Researchers from the University of Reading found 7500 year-old worked flint tools, bones, charcoal and hazelnut shells while working at Goldcliff, near Newport, south Wales, in September 2012. Charcoal remains discovered on the site suggest these people used fire to encourage the growth of particular plants, such as hazelnuts, crab apples and raspberries. This evidence may indicate that Mesolithic people were deliberately manipulating the environment to increase their...
  • Biden reveals brush with gun massacre

    01/17/2013 4:46:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    washington times ^ | 1/17/13 | Dave Boyer
    Mr. Biden told a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington that it was “pure coincidence” that he was in Lancaster County, Pa., on Oct. 2, 2006, when a deranged gunman was killing students nearby at a tiny Amish school. “I happened to be literally — probably, it turned out, to be a quarter of a mile [away] at an outing when I heard gunshots in the woods,” Mr. Biden recounted. “We didn’t know. … We thought they were hunters.”
  • Too Many Men? (The Old West treated women much better than North Dakota does today.)

    01/17/2013 4:45:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2013 | James Taranto
    While Barack Obama's America limps along economically, North Dakota has been booming: "The rich shale oil formation deep below the rolling pastures here has attracted droves of young men to work the labor-intensive jobs that get the wells flowing and often generate six-figure salaries," the New York Times reports from Williston. But not all is well in the Peace Garden State, which turns out to be a place where the men are men and the women are nervous: "Many [local women] said they felt unsafe. Several said they could not even shop at the local Walmart without men following them...
  • Will Obama's order lead to surge in gun research?(Admistration Propaganda)

    01/17/2013 4:33:08 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-17-13 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    MILWAUKEE—Nearly as many Americans die from guns as from car crashes each year. We know plenty about the second problem and far less about the first. A scarcity of research on how to prevent gun violence has left policymakers shooting in the dark as they craft gun control measures without much evidence of what works. That could change with President Barack Obama's order Wednesday to ease research restrictions pushed through long ago by the gun lobby. The White House declared that a 1996 law banning use of money to "advocate or promote gun control" should not keep the Centers for...
  • Pat Robertson Blames 'Awful-Looking' Women for Failed Marriages

    01/17/2013 4:29:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 January 2013 | HAYLEY PETERSON
    'You have got to fix yourself up - look pretty, look alert:' Christian conservative T.V. host Pat Robertson blames 'awful-looking' women for failed marriagesIf your husband isn't paying attention to you, it's probably because you don't look 'pretty' and 'alert,' according to evangelical talk show host Pat Robertson. At least that's what Robertson told his viewers recently, using an anecdote from a fellow preacher to illustrate his point. 'A woman came to a preacher I know — it’s so funny,' said Robertson, host of the 700 Club. 'She was awful-looking. Her hair was all torn up, she was overweight and...
  • The Bill of Rights and "Muskets" - Vanity

    01/17/2013 4:28:09 PM PST · by GraceG · 7 replies
    One of the Idiot Liberal Talking points against the second amendment is this: "Back in the founders days they only had Muskets so it should only apply to muskets and flintlock type weapons." I am going to destroy that argument right here, right now! The 1st amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Conclusion: They didn't have the Internet, Telephones, Television...
  • Y'all come to Texas, state official tells New York gun owners

    01/17/2013 4:27:54 PM PST · by qaz123 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17Jan13 | Jim Forsyth
    (Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for New York gun owners: Come to Texas, and bring your guns with you. "Texas is better than New York, and New York just gave us another excuse to say that," Abbott, a Republican, said on Thursday, after ads extolling Texas appeared on several media websites.
  • Marin's Gun Buyback Program Goes Belly Up (Marks Won't Be Paid Promised Money)

    01/17/2013 4:21:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
    Promises may not be fulfilled for lots of gun owners who turned over their firearmsMarin County's gun buyback program has become a victim of its own success. During its first-ever gun buyback event on Tuesday, the county collected 827 guns and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition, most of it from Marin County residents, according to the district attorney's office, which organized the event. Those turning in guns were given $200 for semi-automatic handguns or long guns, and $100 for other guns. But the $43,000 in cash that was available to those surrendering firearms was depleted within 90 minutes. When...
  • Ten Reasons This Argument For Gun Control Makes Liberals Look Unspeakably Ignorant

    01/17/2013 4:18:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This idiotic meme is making the rounds right now, usually I shake my head, plant a facepalm and move on, but not this time....
  • SJ Woman Faked Brazen Kidnap Attempt Story: Cops

    01/17/2013 4:17:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | Lori Preuitt
    San Jose police said the woman who claimed a man tried to snatch her child from her arms earlier this week was lyinA brazen kidnapping case out of San Jose turned out to be a hoax according to police. The woman who reported a man tried to take her child from her arms Tuesday night admitted to police she made the whole thing up. Now that woman, faces charges of false reporting of a criminal offense, police said. The woman called 911 around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday from her home on the 200 block of Dayo Court in East San Jose...
  • ‘Rude, racist’ ‘Rude, racist’ T-shirt sales soaring as debate grows hotter

    01/17/2013 4:13:00 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State ^ | Jan. 16, 2013 | JEFF WILKINSON
    COLUMBIA, SC — The owner of a restaurant selling T-shirts comparing catching illegal immigrants to capturing animals has seen a spike in business since the controversy made national headlines last week. The T-shirts being sold at the Taco Cid restaurant in West Columbia feature a box propped open with a stick and string as a rudimentary trap baited with two tacos. The shirts read “How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant” in red, green and white — the colors of the Mexican flag. Leanne Snelgrove, 29, said the restaurant has sold about 400 of the T-shirts — each with a $37.95...
  • Marine Recruit Darts Across San Diego Airport Runway

    01/17/2013 4:12:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | R. Stickney
    Suspect had reported to nearby MCRD just three days earlierSource: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Man-Darts-Across-San-Diego-Airport-Runway-187287931.html#ixzz2IHTSRRCm A U.S. Marine recruit faces felony and misdemeanor chargers for jumping over two barbed-wire fences and running on the tarmac of San Diego’s airport. San Diego harbor police got word from the Lindbergh Tower that a man had run on the tarmac by Gate 6 in Terminal 1 at 6:20 a.m. Thursday. He attempted to hide in a service vehicle that belongs to the janitorial department. "He had quite a few cuts on him and at the time that we found him he had actually taken his pants off...
  • Christie calls NRA ad ´reprehensible,´ announces violence task force

    01/17/2013 4:10:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/17/13 | Matt Katz
    TRENTON – Gov. Christie blasted the NRA’s new ad focusing on President Obama’s daughters – he called it “reprehensible” – but he wouldn’t given an opinion about a proposed federal assault weapons ban. Christie’s extensive comments on the issues of guns and violence came during a news conference this afternoon at the Statehouse in which Christie announced the creation of a task force to examine “violence control” measures in the wake of the shooting massacre in Sandy Hook. Led by two former state attorneys general, one Republican and one Democrat, and made up of
  • God's Word In Your Mouth

    01/17/2013 4:08:54 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 5 replies
    01-17-13 | Frank Broom
    Our words have a job to do in our lives. Now, I know that there's people that believe that words are insignificant, but let's see what The Bible says. In Matthew 12:36 Jesus said, "But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement." That word idle means inactive or unemployed. So, our words should be doing something. It would be unjust for God to hold us accountable for our words not doing anything if they don't have the power to do anything. So, obviously God thinks...
  • White House Value Rises Since Obamas Moved In (Yahoo! Gagger)

    01/17/2013 4:08:47 PM PST · by wac3rd · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 1-17-12 | Susanna Kim
    <p>Michelle Obama has called the White House the "people's house," and similar to many American homes, it is seeing an increase in its value with the recovery of the housing market.</p> <p>Since President Barack Obama, his wife, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, moved into the White House in January 2009, the home's value has increased about 7 percent to an estimated $294.9 million, according to housing marketplace Zillow.</p>
  • Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement

    01/17/2013 4:08:02 PM PST · by qaz123 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17Jan13 | Jim Hoffer
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A troubling oversight has been found within New York State's sweeping new gun laws. The ban on having high-capacity magazines, as it's written, would also include law enforcement officers. Magazines with more than seven rounds will be illegal under the new law when that part takes effect in March.
  • Bradenton Man Arrested, Accused of Giving People Wedgies

    01/17/2013 4:07:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | Juan Ortega
    Charles Ross allegedly grabbed the victim “by the back of his pants and pulled them up hard,” according to a sheriff's reportAn 18-year-old Bradenton man has been arrested, accused of giving wedgies to people outside a movie theater, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Ross was taken into custody on a battery charge Sunday evening for allegedly giving one particular male victim a wedgie outside the Royal Palm theater, according to a sheriff’s report. Ross has since been released from jail on bond, records show. He couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday despite a message left at a...
  • FR Problem

    01/17/2013 4:07:15 PM PST · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 01/18/2013 | vanity
    The My Comments page shows over 45 comments for: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2979208/posts When I view that post, only 15 comments load.
  • Duncan: Hard to teach kids scared of being killed

    01/17/2013 4:05:42 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1//17/13 | AP
    "By far, the toughest part of my job was going to those funerals, going to those homes and going to those classrooms," he told a conference of the nation's mayors who met with Duncan earlier in the day to discuss education.
  • Muslim Cleric 'Shocked' Terror Charges Against Him Were Dismissed

    01/17/2013 4:05:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | Christina Hernandez and Juan Ortega
    Izhar Khan, 26, the imam of a mosque in Margate, is a free man after U.S. District Judge Robert Scola issued a verdict of acquittalHours after a federal judge dismissed terrorism support and conspiracy charges against him, a young Muslim cleric on Thursday said he hopes his father similarly is cleared of such charges. “I'm hoping he will get released soon,” said Izhar Khan, 26, an imam at a mosque in suburban Margate north of Fort Lauderdale. “Justice will be served. Only time will tell.” Thursday, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola issued a verdict of acquittal for the younger Khan,...
  • Soldiers In Afghanistan React To Change In Breakfast Service

    01/17/2013 4:04:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    KPBS ^ | 1/15/13 | Beth Ford Roth
    Soldiers in Afghanistan have been filling us in on what it means to no longer get a hot breakfast each morning - and it has a lot more to do with morale than hunger. The comments are in response to a story that appeared in Home Post last week about the Pentagon's dismissal of a viral email that claimed all troops in Afghanistan weren't getting breakfast. According to the American Forces Press Service: The Internet myth’s genesis came from a few forward operating bases in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province that are closing or being turned over to Afghan security forces....
  • Nation's biggest gun store calls for revolt

    01/17/2013 4:03:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | January 16, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The nation's biggest arms store, Charlotte, N.C.'s Hyatt Gun Shop, is calling on gun owners to revolt against President Obama's new gun control move, warning that Washington has its eyes on trashing the Second Amendment and stealing gun rights. Hyatt has turned part of its retail webpage over to the plea for action: "Whining to other gun owners and giving up on dialogue with your representatives in Congress is how you GIVE AWAY your gun rights! Remember to contact your representative and senator TODAY and keep contacting them. We cannot stress this enough!" Owner Larry Hyatt told Secrets, "People are...
  • Cruz: Obama "High On His Own Power"

    01/17/2013 4:00:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    https://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | January 17,2013 | Michael Warren
    Republican senator Ted Cruz of Texas said Thursday that Barack Obama is "high on his own power" with regard to the president's announced efforts on gun control. Speaking on Laura Ingraham's radio talk show, Cruz, who was just elected to the Senate last November, said "this is a president who has drunk the Kool-Aid."
  • PA Background Check System Being Updated (Vanity)

    01/17/2013 3:59:55 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 4 replies
    Vanity | January 17, 2013 | ConservativeInPa
    Today I saw the proposal/purchase information for the modernization of PICS, which is the background check computer system run by the Pennsylvania State Police. (PA doesn't use the national system). What I learned was interesting. First, the current system is not connected to any mental health records. The new system will be. Second, nearly $500,000 will be spent on the new system. That is the initial price tag, but given it is government, it will probably be double, if not triple.
  • Panetta Promises 'Proper' Response to Algerian Terror Attack

    01/17/2013 3:55:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Speaking from Rome, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the U.S. will take "all necessary and proper steps" in response to the attack and subsequent hostage crisis in Algeria. Panetta called it a "terrorist act" and said "it is a very serious matter when Americans are taken hostage, along with others." Yesterday, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb made it clear that the targeting of Americans was intentional--that it was a way to send a message that the U.S. will "face the consequences" if they help the French fight Malian Islamists in southeast Algeria.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-17-13 (WILLIAM RIVERS PITT Wants to Know What's Happening at Free Republic)

    01/17/2013 3:54:35 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 17, 2013 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    WILLIAM RIVERS PITT wants to know what is happening at the Free Republic as you can see in his THREAD, "Has anyone checked out FreeRepublic yet?" Since all editions of the DUmmie FUnnies are quickly posted at the Free Republic, Pitt might find out way more than he would like. For example, he might find out about the heinous deeds of a certain Temporary SockPuppet. Or would he prefer to wait 24 business hours for a PARTIAL BIRTH NONAPOLOGY that attempted to explain away one of the biggest journalistic frauds ever perpetrated? A visitor to the Free Republic who...
  • NYT Columnist Retweets Message Comparing AIPAC to Pigs

    01/17/2013 3:50:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A New York Times columnist has come under fire after retweeting a controversial message that referred to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) as “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America. According to Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon, Columnist Nicholas Kristof on Wednesday afternoon retweeted the message written by longtime Israel critic M.J. Rosenberg, which recalled the recently unearthed statements by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi that referred to Jews as “pigs.” “OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month. Next: Chamber...
  • IRI recruitment and support activities in Latin America - the Uruguay connection

    01/17/2013 3:50:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.com ^ | 17 January 2013, 14:37 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    "IRI recruitment and support activities in Latin America - the Uruguay connection" SNIPPET: "You can add Uruguay to the countries in Latin America where the Islamic Republic of Iran is well-represented by indigenous supporters. What brings these folks to my attention in the first place is their support for Suhail Assad, the IRI's point man in Latin America, and their connection to the IRI's recruiter in Peru, Edwar "Hussein" Quiroga Vargas. I'll get back to that, but first, the websites."
  • Saratoga Springs gun show reports record crowds and sales (New York State)

    01/17/2013 3:49:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Saratogian ^ | January 17, 2013 | Paul Post
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — The recent Saratoga Springs Arms Fair at the City Center had record-setting attendance and sales, organizers say. The three-day event drew nearly 7,000 people, twice previous totals, said Cathy Petronis, of Mechanicville, who runs the show with her husband, David. The gun show drew extensive media coverage because of opponents who wanted to have it canceled, following last month’s elementary school shooting deaths in Newtown, Conn. Dozens of people, both for and against, demonstrated outside the City Center last Saturday. "Not only was it not cancelled, the show saw the greatest attendance in its history," David Petronis...
  • LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for federal immigration reform

    01/17/2013 3:45:02 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA ^ | January 14, 2013 | John North
    WASHINGTON (KABC) -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in the national spotlight Monday calling for federal immigration reform. With so many priorities in Washington D.C. right now, the mayor said he doesn't want this issue to fall off the radar screen. Villaraigosa spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and called repairing the nation's broken immigration system an economic imperative. He wants a pathway to citizenship as the core of any reforms. "No human being is illegal. No human being should be illegal. We must enshrine this principle into the heart and soul of this country's immigration...
  • The Military Is Already Preparing For The Worst-Case Sequester Scenario

    01/17/2013 3:42:17 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-17-2013 | Paul Szoldra
    The Military Is Already Preparing For The Worst-Case Sequester Scenario Paul SzoldraJanuary 17, 2013There's plenty of talk about the "fiscal cliff" -- which was avoided by a last-minute deal last month — but that only delayed a huge Pentagon fear: Sequestration. What happens if the military is slapped with sequestration -- automatic budget cuts to the tune of about $500 billion over ten years? The Defense Department is the biggest loser in the latest budget battle, and although Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is hopeful about reaching an agreement, they still need to plan for the possibility, which left unchecked...
  • Amateur prospector finds massive gold nugget in Australia

    01/17/2013 3:36:41 PM PST · by Doogle · 14 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 01/17/13 | FOX
    An amateur prospector is looking to cash in after uncovering a massive gold nugget in Australia, estimated to be worth more than $300,000. The golden discovery was made at a prospecting area outside Ballarat in the country’s Southeast area, and weighs 177 ounces, ABC News reports.
  • Fish & Game Club Outs Cops

    01/17/2013 3:29:00 PM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 13 replies
    WPTZ Channel 5 News ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 | WPTZ.com
    Shooting Range No Longer Welcomes Burlington Police Range says it can't support a city that threatens constitutional freedoms Published 2:40 PM EST Jan 17, 2013 BURLINGTON, Vt. —The Burlington Police Department is getting caught in the crossfire between Burlington City Council and Second Amendment advocates. A shooting range in Morrisville, Vt. is no longer letting Burlington Police officers train there. The Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club voted on the issue, saying it can no longer support a city that is threatening constitutional freedoms.
  • Chris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid)

    01/17/2013 3:23:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 149 replies
    Mediate ^ | 5:01 pm, January 17th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the National Rifle Association’s latest ad in which they accuse President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for sending his children to a school where they are protected by armed guards. Christie called the ad “reprehensible” and said that the NRA should not be “dragging people’s children” into the gun control debate. RELATED: NRA: Those Who Think New Ad Is About First Daughters Are ‘Missing The Point Completely’ “I think any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe,” Christie said on Thursday at a news conference in Trenton....
  • Catholicity and Calvinism--Or Why Calvinism isn't a Dirty Word

    01/17/2013 3:11:16 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | Jan, 5, 2013 | The V. Rev. Robert Munday
    Those who know me well know my penchant for Great Tradition theology, by which I mean that we need to recover true catholicity, the faith of the early, undivided Church. I believe that the methodology that best gets us there is an embrace of the Vincentian Canon, the product of St. Vincent of Lerins (died c. AD 445). It is tempting to want to reproduce all four paragraphs of this Canon, which come from Chapter 4 of the Vincent's Commonitorium, and I encourage you to click on the link and read the four fairly short paragraphs, because a great many...
  • Homeland Security Releases Binder Detailing Internet Monitoring

    01/17/2013 3:09:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/17/13 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Homeland Security has released their 2011 "Analysts Desktop Binder," detailing how the department has been monitoring activity on the internet and social networks. The binder includes an extensive list of key words and search terms carefully watched by analysts in multiple agencies including the Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Directorate for Science and Technology, Office of Health Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others. Many monitored search terms are basic and used on a regular basis by every day American citizens and journalists.
  • Pauline Phillips, longtime Dear Abby advice columnist, dies at 94

    01/17/2013 3:05:27 PM PST · by Borges · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/13 | Michael Martinez
    Pauline Phillips, better known to millions of newspaper readers as the original Dear Abby advice columnist, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease, her family said Thursday. She died Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 94. Phillips' columns were published in an era when newspaper readers began to prize straight-talking, pithy advice about marriages, children, jobs -- just about anything that troubled people. Phillips wrote under the pen name of Abigail Van Buren, shortened to "Dear Abby" in newspapers. "Abigail" was taken from the wise woman in the Old Testament and "Van Buren" was one of her favorite...
  • Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Blames Tea Party for Unemployment, Proud of Representing

    01/17/2013 3:01:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    sooper mexican ^ | 1/17/13 | fox
    Hilda Solis, the outgoing Secretary of Labor made some surprising comments in an interview with Fox News Latino: In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with Fox News Latino on Wednesday, Solis, the first Hispanic Labor Secretary in U.S. history, made it clear that despite her resignation, politics still flow through her blood. When asked whether she would consider running for the mayor of Los Angeles or governor of California, she proudly pandered to illegal aliens: ”I will absolutely make myself available,” said Solis, a four term congresswoman representing districts in the heavily Hispanic East LA area. “Many of the hardworking people...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 17,2013

    01/17/2013 2:58:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 17,2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Dope

    01/17/2013 2:56:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    iOwnTheWorld ^ | 1-16-2013 | BigFurHat
    January 16, 2013 Dope by BigFurHat VERSION 2 SANS SARAH-