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  • Democratic Rep: Some Southern States ‘Have Cultures That We Have To Overcome’ To Enact New Gun Laws

    01/17/2013 7:44:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) joined MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on Wednesday to applaud strict new gun laws passed by the New York State legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week. He said that he was glad that the legislature, and the federal government, were doing something in the wake of the murder of children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. He noted, however, that New York is more progressive than some places and some regions, particularly the American South, have “cultures that we have to overcome” in order to enact stricter national gun laws. “This is not Constitutional rights,...
  • Democratic Rep: Some Southern States ‘Have Cultures That We Have To Overcome’ To Enact New Gun Laws

    01/17/2013 7:43:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) joined MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on Wednesday to applaud strict new gun laws passed by the New York State legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week. He said that he was glad that the legislature, and the federal government, were doing something in the wake of the murder of children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. He noted, however, that New York is more progressive than some places and some regions, particularly the American South, have “cultures that we have to overcome” in order to enact stricter national gun laws. “This is not Constitutional rights,...
  • Chomsky and the Terror Masters

    01/17/2013 7:34:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    algemeiner.com ^ | 1/17/13 | Paul Bogdanor
    As a defamer of his fellow Jews, Noam Chomsky is in a class of his own. “Hitler’s conceptions,” he once wrote, “have struck a responsive chord in current Zionist commentary.” Israel, he added, is guilty of planning a “final solution” for humanity, an apocalypse from which “few will escape.” The world-famous MIT professor and far-left intellectual guru has described the PLO as “heroic,” while vilifying America’s Jewish community as “deeply totalitarian.” He has collaborated with Holocaust deniers, allowing them to publish and distribute his books, and he gave his endorsement to an antisemitic author (the late Israel Shahak) who alleged...
  • PM rejects criticism on gun control Save

    01/17/2013 7:31:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    centralwesterndaily.com.au ^ | January 18, 2013 | Judith Ireland and Bianca Hall
    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hit back at claims by the Liberal Party that her government has failed at protecting Australia's borders from illegal gun imports, saying that only 1 per cent of guns in Australia come from overseas. Speaking to 2UE Radio in The Sydney Morning Herald office on Friday morning, Ms Gillard said that her government had "more than doubled" the number of interceptions of contraband parcels. This follows criticism from the Coalition and the NSW government that Ms Gillard had asked Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare to investigate ways to reduce suburban violence. Ms Gillard instructed Mr...
  • Direct deposit to replace U.S. checks

    01/17/2013 7:22:00 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies
    Kiplinger Report ^ | 29 April 2011
    Paper checks will be abolished for all federal benefits, including Social Security, eventually, but people who currently receive checks will have some extra time to adjust to the new rules. Individuals who apply for Social Security, Veterans Affairs or other federal benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will have to select an electronic payment method -- either a debit card that will be reloaded each month or direct deposit to a bank account. The direct deposit option, which is safer than a check and involves no fees, is the best option for most people. But current beneficiaries who receive...
  • H.R.226 - Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act

    01/17/2013 7:19:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Congress.gov ^ | January 14, 2013 | Rep. Roas L. DeLauro,. [D-CT-3]
    Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 01/14/2013) Cosponsors: 1 Latest Action: 01/14/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill [Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 226 Introduced in House (IH)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 226 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons...
  • Curtis Bostic for Congress.

    01/17/2013 7:16:11 PM PST · by Big Steve · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 17, 2013
    My fellow Freepers, I want you to take a look at the man who will be seeking the 1st Congressional Seat in South Carolina. His name is Curtis Bostic, a former Marine and now an attorney. He will be seeking the seat vacated by Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill the US Senate seat of Jim DeMint. This is a good man, and a solid conservative. This man used to be my neighbor 20 years ago before attending law school. This is a wide open race, and it includes former Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford, and Teddy Turner, son...
  • Barry Obama withdraws request to establish new Department of Corruption

    01/17/2013 7:09:41 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 4 replies
    RetiredTexasVet
    Barry O. withdrew his request to create a new Department of Corruption. Barry stated that those evil Tea Party House Members were mounting serious opposition and he decided to withdraw the request. Citing the urgent need to efficiency and transparency in the corruption arena, Barry has issued an Executive Order changing the name of the Justice Department to the Department of Corruption. Using the Executive Order allows Eric "the corrupt" Holder to remain in charge of the department without Senate approval. Eric has stated that he would like to recruit several of the recently resigning heads of other departments and...
  • Agreeing with "Anonymous"?

    01/17/2013 7:08:53 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 1/17/13 | Bridget Johnson
    The international hacktivist group Anonymous today warned of “insurrection in America” as the government controls and twists the narrative on gun-related incidents.
  • Uh ohs...page won't scroll down.

    01/17/2013 7:04:48 PM PST · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 1-17-13 | Me, Myself, and I
    Dat problem haz re-occurt. You can nots scroll down da page. Runs out of page before it should.
  • NBC/WSJ poll: NRA more popular than entertainment industry (41% for guns, 24% for entertainment)

    01/17/2013 7:02:23 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    NBC/WSJ ^ | 1/17/13 (?) | NBC's Mark Murray
    (just the link, not sure whether the source allows attributes)
  • Can Vt. afford health insurance for undocumented immigrants?

    01/17/2013 6:57:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    WCAX-TV 3 CBS ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Kyle Midura
    MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont officials overseeing the state's transition to a single-payer health care system say providing health insurance to undocumented immigrants would not likely cost taxpayers much money. Lawmakers asked the Green Mountain Care Board to examine the costs of coverage for people who are here illegally. But officials say it's difficult to nail down a price tag because there are no firm numbers of how many undocumented people live in Vermont. It's estimated to be between 1,500 and 3,000. "But we did learn, I think, enough kind of useful facts about the demographics of the population and some...
  • Homeland Security Releases Binder Detailing Internet Monitoring

    01/17/2013 6:51:34 PM PST · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan. 1u, 2013 | 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. DHS is capable of identifying personal...
  • Matthews: Pro-Gun Conservatives Are Segregationists

    01/17/2013 6:46:10 PM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Perhaps, it would be easier to ask Chris Matthews what isn't like being an old segregationist? Two weeks ago, the Hardball host compared anti-tax conservatives to "being the most segregationist guy in the south." On Thursday, Matthews suggested it was pro-Second Amendment conservatives who fit the description.
  • Widow Chantel Blunk sues psychiatrist who treated Aurora shooter James Holmes

    01/17/2013 6:35:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    News AU ^ | Jan 18, 2013
    <p>THE widow of a victim of the US theatre massacre is suing a psychiatrist for neglect, for failing to have the alleged shooter arrested despite him having "fantasised about killing a lot of people."</p> <p>The lawsuit, also citing the University of Colorado, alleges that Dr Lynne Fenton advised campus police about her concern regarding James Holmes, after he told her about the fantasy in June last year.</p>
  • CBS issues copyright infringement notice to ABC, NBC, and CNN

    01/17/2013 6:31:56 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 12 replies
    RetiredTexasVet
    CBS has issued a copyright infringement notice to ABC, NBC and CNN. It has come to the notice of CBS that the named networks are infringing on CBS's "fake but accurate" copyright. A recent example is that all three networks reported the hoax of the Notre Dame football player initially as true but later changed the story to fake but avowed that the story was reported accurately. NBC was especially egregious in an infringement when editing the tapes of the white Hispanic and when called out about the editing of the tape stated that although the tape was a fake...
  • No one Protecting American masses against ‘The Revenge of Obama’

    01/17/2013 6:29:18 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/17/2013 | Judi McLeod
    ....Rapidly accelerating a process that began during his campaign, Obama since November has confidently picked fights with Republicans—and challenged the most conservative members of his own party—on a broad range of foreign-policy and domestic social issues. Besides gun control these include immigration, the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan and the nomination of Republican senator Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, a red flag for the GOP’s neo-conservative wing.” “Picking fights with Republicans”, “challenging the most conservative members of his own party” is not Barack Hussein Obama at his worst. It’s how his unchecked policies are dismantling the USA that is the...
  • Lance Armstrong Confession Interview *Live Thread

    01/17/2013 6:23:58 PM PST · by Vision · 104 replies
    1/17/13 | Vision
    Lance Armstrong's confession interview is on the Oprah channel now... He's trying to be honest but is still lying. He's already said he didn't do a lot of EPO and that is simply ridiculous.
  • Tank (1984) full trailer (for Piers Morgan)

    01/17/2013 6:18:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/17/13 | rle1111
    Trailer for the James Garner movie: Tank This trailer was located on the original run copy of "Sixteen Candles"-
  • Obama dropping original ATF nominee from Denver (Andrew Traver)

    01/17/2013 6:15:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 2 replies
    koaa ^ | Jan 17, 2013 1:53 PM | Juice Godfrey
    DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama is dropping his original nominee to head the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In announcing his gun control proposals on Wednesday, Obama said he intends to nominate the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, Todd Jones, to lead the ATF. The agency hasn't had a permanent director since 2006.
  • No Gun Permit under Nancy Lanza’s Name in Public Record, Says Time Magazine

    01/17/2013 6:10:30 PM PST · by FR_addict · 92 replies
    This is a YouTube CNN News Segment ("The Gun Owner Next Door"). NBC News reports that a rifle used in the shooting and two pistols were legally purchased and registered to the gunman's mother, but Time Magazine was unable to find any firearms or weapons permit under Nancy Lanza's name. about 0:47 into the segment
  • Russian court turns down Pussy Riot appeal

    01/17/2013 6:09:28 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | January 17, 2012 | AP
    BEREZNIKI, Russia — A Russian court on Wednesday turned down an attempt by an imprisoned Pussy Riot band member to defer serving her sentence for hooliganism until her preschool son becomes a teenager. Maria Alekhina asked the court in Berezniki, a Urals Mountain city near her prison, to let her serve the rest of her two-year sentence after her 5-year-old son turns 14. She argued that separation from her young child now would do irreparable psychological damage to him. Alekhina and two other female members of the punk band were convicted last year of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ January 18, 2013

    01/17/2013 6:04:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | beachn4fun
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Today we're having a little change of pace. Let's doWHO CARES? With so much junk on the televisionand on the Internet, especially about celebrities, I hear myself saying more often than not...WHO CARES? For instance: Kim Kardasdain is preggers...WHO CARES? OR: Kim Kardasdain and Kayne West are moving in togther...WHO CARES? Steven Spielberg got former President Bill Clintonto present clips of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." WHO CARES? How...
  • DOJ Seeks to Stall JW Lawsuit Seeking Access to Fast and Furious Records

    01/17/2013 6:02:38 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 01/17/2013 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) –Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a brief on January 15, 2013, in response to an Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) motion to indefinitely delay consideration of Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Operation Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege on June 20, 2012 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). Rather than respond substantively to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit, the DOJ argued in court that the lawsuit should be subject to a stay of proceedings because it is “ancillary” to a...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!1-17-13

    01/17/2013 6:01:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-17-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • GOA’s Comments on President Obama’s Executive Actions

    01/17/2013 5:57:29 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 8 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | January 16, 2013 | Michael Hammond
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama unveiled 23 Executive Actions that his administration plans to take on schools and guns. To be sure, none of these gun control initiatives would have prevented the Connecticut school massacre from occurring in December, although the restrictions will greatly infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans. MEMO FROM: Michael Hammond, GOA legislative counsel RE: Obama’s Gun Control Proposals DATE: January 16, 2013 THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS Here’s a brief list of Obama’s Executive Orders and my comments: (1) Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available...
  • Cruz: Obama 'High on His Own Power'

    01/17/2013 5:57:24 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/17/2013 | 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." "He is feeling right now high on his own power, and he is pushing on every front, on guns," Cruz said. "And I think it's really sad to see the president of the United States exploiting the murder of children and using it to push his...
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson claims assault weapons can “shoot down airplanes”

    01/17/2013 5:57:07 PM PST · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | /// January 17, 2013 | Erin Brown
    “Bang! Bang! Bang!” Hear that? It’s the sound of an assault weapon in the hands of a rogue individual, taking down an airplane flying overhead. At least, that’s what the Reverend Jesse Jackson thinks assault weapons can do. The Reverend’s misinformed assertion that assault weapons are capable of shooting down airplanes came during a Fox News appearance yesterday. “These semi-automatic weapons, these assault weapons, can only kill people, and in fact, they are threats to national security … the young man who did the killing in Aurora, Colorado … he could shoot down airplanes, so this is a matter of...
  • Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement

    01/17/2013 5:57:02 PM PST · by PilotDave · 18 replies
    WABC ^ | 17 jan 2013 | Jim Hoffer
    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. As the statute is currently written, it does not exempt law enforcement officers.
  • 'There is no plan': Looming defense cuts already have contractors shedding jobs

    01/17/2013 5:50:42 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/17/2013
    With a March 1 deadline looming for Congress to once again strike a deal in order to avoid $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts -- including $500 billion at the Pentagon -- some companies that rely on the defense industry are already bracing for the worst by canceling contracts and laying off workers. Kathleen Volandt, president of Auroros, Inc., told Fox News that the constant uncertainty in Washington reduced her total revenues by 56 percent last year. A disabled veteran who employs three full-time staffers and 31 contractors at her Raleigh, N.C.-based information technology company, Volandt said each passing deadline...
  • Gregoire on short list for Interior secretary

    01/17/2013 5:47:07 PM PST · by Baynative · 33 replies
    PDN ^ | 1/18/13 | AP
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources, announced he will step down in March — and on the short list as a possible replacement is outgoing Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire.
  • Anybody going to Denver Saturday? I need a ride.

    01/17/2013 5:45:04 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 8 replies
    vanitissimo | 17 Jan 13
    On the 19th, gun owners are asked to go their state capitols to show their solidarity. I'd like to go, but I need a ride.
  • FReeRepublic locked again?`

    01/17/2013 5:44:48 PM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 24 replies
    Jim, looks like we are Frozen again? WHY???
  • Resistance to the President’s Gun Control Plan Continues to Build

    01/17/2013 5:42:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | January 17, 2013 | Bob Adelmann
    Admitting that passing his ambitious plan to rein in shooting incidents such as the one that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last month would “be difficult,” President Obama published a 22-page explanation of exactly what he has in mind. There are “four common-sense steps we can take right now,” according to the White House blog. The two steps meeting the most resistance are: 1. Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands, and 2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Highlights of his plan include requiring background checks for all gun sales, reinstating and strengthening the assault...
  • Obama vs. ‘the Gun Lobby’

    01/17/2013 5:41:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | Katrina Trinko
    After 23 executive actions, Obama fails to address the problems he identifies. When President Obama announced Wednesday a slew of executive actions and proposed legislation related to gun control, he didn’t criticize the National Rifle Association by name.He did, however, make his feelings obvious.“Ask your member of Congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands,” Obama said in his remarks. “Ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if they say no, ask them why not.”“Ask them,” he continued, “what’s more important — doing whatever...
  • Silenced watchdog highlights power behind rampant science fraud

    01/17/2013 5:39:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 9, 2013 | Bill Frezza
    Those of us concerned about the decaying credibility of Big Science were dismayed to learn that the whistleblower site Science Fraud has been shut down due to a barrage of legal threats against its operator. With billions of dollars in federal science funding hinging on the integrity of academic researchers, and billions more in health care dollars riding on the truthfulness of pharmaceutical research claims, the industry needs more websites like this, not fewer. Regular readers of Retraction Watch, a watchdog site run by two medical reporters, got the news along with a story about the blog’s anonymous editor, who...
  • Anti-Gun Liberal News Anchor gets destroyed repeatedly during Interview with Keith Morgan

    01/17/2013 5:39:13 PM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2013 | Video
    An interview with Keith Morgan, President of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League.
  • Financially Unstable GAO Report highlights skyrocketing costs of entitlements, Obamacare’s

    01/17/2013 5:37:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/17/13 | Andrew Evans
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s annual audit of the government, released Thursday, raises serious concerns about the federal government’s long-term financial stability and the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act’s cost-curbing measures. The report found “that—absent policy changes—the federal government continues to face an unsustainable fiscal path.” The GAO, which is an “independent, nonpartisan” government agency, released its annual report as Congress braces for a fight with President Barack Obama over the debt ceiling. Republicans are calling for spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. The president has vowed not to negotiate with Congress. The report notes that...
  • Republicans should execute 'Maneuver X'

    01/17/2013 5:33:54 PM PST · by upchuck · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Phillip Klien
    ... Over the past two years, Republicans have ... viewed every potential crisis -- a possible government shutdown, the threat of a debt ceiling breach and the prospect of the nation sailing over the "fiscal cliff" -- as an opportunity to corner Obama into agreeing to tackle the nation's mounting debt problem. This strategy has created a dynamic in which Obama has successfully portrayed Republicans as reckless, incapable of governance and willing to put the economy at risk to make a political statement. He's been able to deflect questions about his own lack of action on deficits by blaming Republican...
  • Mali conflict: French 'fighting Islamists in Diabaly'

    01/17/2013 5:33:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 January 2013
    French troops have been fighting Mali's Islamist rebels in street battles in the town of Diabaly, Malian and French sources say. In the first major ground operation in the conflict, French special forces were fighting alongside Malian troops. Diabaly, 350km (220 miles) north of the capital Bamako, was captured by the rebels on Monday. France intervened in Mali last Friday to try to halt the Islamists' push southwards towards the capital. In a separate development, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court opened a war crimes investigation, focusing on acts committed since January 2012 in some northern regions of...
  • Christie: NRA Ad on Obama Daughters ‘Reprehensible’

    01/17/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 48 replies
    <p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is labeling “reprehensible” the National Rifle Association ad that brought President Barack Obama’s daughters into the gun-control debate.</p> <p>The NRA ad accused the president of being a hypocrite for allowing his daughters to be protected by armed Secret Service agents but not embracing armed guards for schools.</p>
  • Utica, Marcellus shale plays could represent more than $10 trillion in new economic activity

    01/17/2013 5:30:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Columbus Business First ^ | January 17, 2013 | Jeff Bell
    The Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York could represent more than $10 trillion in new economic activity when fully developed, says a new report from a bond rating firm. But the analysis by Kroll Bond Rating Agency in New York also cautions that the oil and natural gas shale boom is “fraught with a multitude of environmental and health issues” related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. It said concerns over methane escaping during drilling, water use in fracking operations and potential contamination issues all need to be adequately addressed. New York has banned...
  • 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 Trevińo. 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?