Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $17,024
19%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 19% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Forum: News/Activism

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 5 Reasons Amnesty Would Be Political Suicide For The Republican Party

    11/13/2012 7:46:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Hawkins
    Of all the misguided, corrupt and deranged ideas floating around inside the D.C. bubble, perhaps the single worst one is giving illegal aliens amnesty as part of some sort of attempt to capture the Hispanic vote. If the GOP were to pursue a policy that primarily benefits corrupt business owners, the government of Mexico, and Democrats at the expense of our country and our own base, we'd truly deserve the "Stupid Party" moniker that has so often been hung around our neck. This policy wouldn't be a calculated risk or even a longshot; it would be a game of Russian...
  • WE LIVE IN A WORLD GONE MAD (What the heck is happening with those who are defending this country?)

    11/13/2012 7:40:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Hindraker
    In the post immediately below, Scott recaps some of the recent developments in the Petraeus scandal. I want to add one or two more, and also elaborate a bit on one of the items that Scott mentioned.The most significant of the recent bombshells, I think, is the report that Eric Holder knew about the scandal as of late summer, when the FBI contacted his office to get permission to interview Petraeus and Paula Braodwell. Holder apparently claims that he never mentioned this potentially election-derailing news to his boss and good buddy, Barack Obama. I find this claim–that, while many...
  • Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on Fast and Furious still unfiled

    11/13/2012 7:20:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    A review of press releases issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the latest being filed Sunday and dealing with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s visit to Staten Island for a Hurricane Sandy follow-up, reveals the department is crediting itself with all kinds of activities and accomplishments except for its commitment to produce an Inspector General report on Fast and Furious gunwalking independent of the Department of Justice report released in September. A review of the DHS OIG press releases on its website, with the latest filing also being yesterday, also does not mention such a report. The second IG investigation...
  • GE, Pickens' Clean Energy in natural-gas supply deal for trucks

    11/13/2012 7:09:42 AM PST · by shove_it · 40 replies
    (Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE) reached a deal to sell equipment to Clean Energy Fuels Corp (CLNE), which is building out a series of liquefied natural gas fueling stations for U.S. truckers. The largest U.S. conglomerate sees liquefied natural gas equipment as becoming a $1 billion market over the next five years, said Mike Hosford, general manager of unconventional resources for GE Oil & Gas. Clean Energy, which counts T. Boone Pickens as its largest investor, agreed to buy two GE-made MicroLNG plants to provide liquefied natural gas for a network of 70 natural gas fueling stations it is...
  • Victoria's Secret apologizes for use of headdress

    11/13/2012 7:08:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2012
    Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show, after the outfit was criticized as a display of ignorance toward tribal culture and history. The company responded to the complaints over the weekend by saying it was sorry to have upset anyone and that it wouldn't include the outfit in the show's television broadcast next month, or in any marketing materials.
  • Moran: Republicans' hard-right turn worries old-guard Tom Kean

    11/13/2012 6:58:54 AM PST · by ZULU · 36 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Tom Moran
    And now that he’s 77 years old, and the election is over, he felt free last week to administer an unvarnished scolding to the modern Republican Party. He describes a party that has lost its way, that is beholden to the wealthy, and that will keep losing elections until it recaptures the populist centrism of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, the two most successful Republican presidents in our history.
  • Open carry gun law(AR)

    11/13/2012 6:57:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    fox16.com ^ | 12 November, 2012 | NA
    Open carry of guns just went into effect in Oklahoma November 1st. It's something legislators in Arkansas have been trying to pass for years, but always failed. Lawmakers and gun owners think now is the time for Arkansas to adopt an open carry law. Open carry of guns is a sensitive issue with strong opinions on both sides, and while passing open carry laws in the past have always failed in Arkansas, now with the support of neighboring state Oklahoma, open carry supporters say, it betters the chances Arkansas could pass a similar law. 43 states allow gun owners to...
  • Lakeland Electric lineman breaks jaw, cheek bone in attack while restoring power in NY

    11/13/2012 6:56:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Ryan Raiche
    LAKELAND, Fla. - A bay area electrical lineman who got attacked while helping restore power in the storm-ravaged area of New York will likely need surgery to repair his face. John Applewhite was wrapping up a long day Friday with his 24-member crew from Lakeland Electric, when they pulled into a restaurant for a much needed dinner break. That's when a stranger drove up, yelled something, and took a swing at John.
  • Was the 2012 Election Stolen?

    11/13/2012 6:42:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    As the 2012 election approached, conservative enthusiasm grew. Mitt Romney was drawing huge crowds while Barack Obama spoke in half-filled stadiums. All the passion lay on the right while the left was discouraged with a promised messiah who proved merely a politician. And the prediction was that, in contrast to 2008, Republican turnout would dwarf the tuned-out and carry the day. Hence the shock November 6 eve. How could Romney lose, especially by such a wide electoral margin? Maybe he didn't. At least not legitimately. When I predicted Obama's re-election, I stated that, despite our country's inexorable leftist slide, Romney...
  • (CO)Police investigate an accidental shooting that left 2 people with minor injuries at CU dental

    11/13/2012 6:42:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 13 November, 2012 | Alan Gathright
    AURORA, Colo. - Campus police are investigating an accidental shooting in which two people suffered minor injuries at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora. The shooting happened Friday in a staff member's office at the dental school on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Campus Police Chief Doug Abraham said in a Monday statement. Two people in the office received minor injuries and were not hospitalized, the chief said. The staff member who possessed the gun had a concealed carry permit for it. That staff member is on administrative leave, Abraham said.
  • Sign Petitions to Secede

    11/13/2012 6:38:46 AM PST · by Beauceron · 70 replies
    Sign petition to allow your state to secede from the Union. If the White House gets 25k signature they must investigate and respond. Texas already has theirs. Go to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov
  • Christie facing GOP storm

    11/13/2012 6:37:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 91 replies
    © Copyright 2012 NYP Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. ^ | Last Updated: 5:12 AM, November 13, 2012 | By GERRY SHIELDS in DC and ERIK KRISS in Albany
    Fat chance for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s White House aspirations in the wake of his post-Sandy bromance with President Obama. National Republican political consultant John McLaughlin said Christie didn’t do himself any favors with his enthusiastic embrace of Obama after Hurricane Sandy devastated his state — or with his arguably self-serving Republican National Convention keynote speech.... McLaughlin added that just “a couple of days after” Christie lavished praise on Obama, the president “certainly might have deserved some criticism, and still to this day, because the federal response in the area is nonexistent in a lot of ways.” Christie has...
  • The Fiscal Cliff Is a Good Thing

    11/13/2012 6:37:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | y Howard Richman, Raymond Richman, and Jesse Richman Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012
    The entire discussion of the "fiscal cliff" has things a bit backward. People talk of "going off" the fiscal cliff -- and the natural image is of the disaster that awaits one who tumbles from the edge of a precipice. Instead, perhaps we should say "running into" the fiscal cliff -- the cliff being a force that stops a tumble. The term "fiscal cliff" refers to the combination of two major policy changes due to go into effect in January 2013: * The sequester. Because the (not-so-)Super Committee succumbed to partisan paralysis and couldn't come up with anything better, the...
  • Thompson starts as NY Times CEO amid BBC scandal (Pedophile enabler now in charge at NYT)

    11/13/2012 6:36:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 11/13/12 | AP
    New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson is starting his job on Monday amid a widening scandal at his former employer, the BBC. When the Times hired him in August, Thompson was hailed as someone who could help the company generate new revenue at a time when print publications are suffering from the loss of readers and advertisers. Thompson had spent eight years as director-general of the British Broadcasting Corp., a publicly funded television network that boasts a weekly global audience of 166 million people over multiple platforms, including radio, digital satellite and cable channels. In recent months, Thompson has...
  • Secretary of Defense Kerry? (A defense secretary who never met a weapons system he didn't hate)

    11/13/2012 6:34:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    Actually, as a Senator who voted against every major weapons system over the last 25 years, he'd be perfect for overseeing our military, don't you think? Washington Post: ***** President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice,...
  • Nice Losers

    11/13/2012 6:33:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Nice Losers By Thomas Sowell November 13, 2012 12:00 A.M. Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment: nice, moderate losers — people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many reruns of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates...
  • Petraeus helps whistleblower's unstable twin in nasty custody fight

    11/13/2012 6:31:23 AM PST · by RummyChick · 104 replies
    ny post ^ | 11/12 | NY post
    Gen. David Petraeus sure loved helping his lady friends. While he was director of the CIA, Petraeus wrote a letter supporting the child-custody fight of the “psychologically unstable” twin sister of his close friend Jill Kelley — whose bombshell claims of being threatened by his lover led to the top spy’s resignation last week, sources told The Post. The four-star general’s letter to the court — written in the past two months — supported a motion to overturn a ruling made nearly a year earlier by a judge who resoundingly denied custody to Kelley’s sister, Natalie Khawam, because of serious...
  • Glenn Beck Breaks Down Petraeus Scandal: ‘What Are the Odds?’

    11/13/2012 6:30:20 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/13/2012 | Glenn Beck
    During Tuesday’s broadcast, Glenn Beck delved into the developing sex scandal involving David Petraeus, former director of the CIA. The former four-star general resigned his CIA post last week after acknowledging an extramarital affair. However, the timing of his resignation — just days before he was scheduled to testify before Congress about the Benghazi terrorist attack — seems a little too coincidental, Beck explained. “Petraeus was set to be the key witness in the Benghazi testimony this week,” he said. “But wouldn’t you know it, the FBI…accidentally stumbled upon some private emails and determined that he was having an affair.”...
  • The Latino-Vote Obsession

    11/13/2012 6:27:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naïveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo. Republican postmortems have focused heavily on the Latino vote. According to exit polls, it went 70 percent for Barack Obama, and this year it might have accounted for 10 percent or so of the electorate. Presumably, this margin was an important, and in some exegeses the decisive, factor that denied Mitt Romney the presidency. Given demographic reality, then, the...
  • Anti-Obama CEO gives employees a raise instead of a pink slip

    11/13/2012 6:27:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2012 | Chris Isidore
    David Siegel, the CEO who had warned his employees they'd face layoffs if President Obama was re-elected, gave everyone a 5% raise last week instead. Siegel isn't backing off his gloomy predictions for the economy under Obama's second term. But he said his company, Westgate Resorts, had record profitability this year and he wanted to share the success with employees, most of whom had not gotten a raise the year before. The CEO said he believes his employees will need higher wages to deal with increased costs he expects everyone will face under Obama. And he's not backing off his...