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  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, January-21-2013

    01/21/2013 2:43:06 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 34 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. 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
  • FReep this poll: What is your emotion on Obama's re-inauguration day?

    01/21/2013 2:36:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    CBS Local Connecticut ^ | 01-21-2013 | Staff
    As Barack Obama Begins His Second Term, What Best Describes Your Emotions? 1. Joyous Anticipation 2. Dread 3. Indifference
  • Trent Cole jilts Pa. expo over 'sporting rifle' ban

    01/21/2013 2:35:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    philly.com ^ | 21 January, 2012 | Peter Mucha
    Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, a major hunting enthusiast, is snubbing a Pennsylvania sports expo because it has banned sales of certain rifles variously described as "modern sporting rifles," "tactical rifles" or "assault weapons." Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, scheduled for Feb. 2 to 10 in Harrisburg, bills itself as "THE Sportsman Show," and was expected to draw about 200,000 visitors and feature 1,200 exhibitors. Many sportsmen, however, seem to be upset that the show's organizers have failed to fully support the constitutional right to bear arms. "Hordes of hunting industry manufacturers and TV personalities are thumbing their noses at...
  • Sen. Schumer: NRA Fringe Group, Doesn't Represent Average Gun Owners, "Very Extreme"

    01/21/2013 2:35:12 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1-20-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made Friday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a "fringe group" that is "very extreme." Moreover, according to Schumer, the NRA doesn't "represent average gun [owners]." Schumer says that during the 1990s the NRA used their lobbying power to fill background checks with loopholes, thus leading to a situation where "40 percent of all guns sold in American have no [background] check." You'll recall that Obama also used this "40 percent" claim when pushing for more gun control earlier in the week. This claim goes back to a 2011 study by Mayor Michael...
  • Iran says American tried to turn children against Islam

    01/21/2013 2:26:21 PM PST · by la gordita · 8 replies
    Compass Direct aka World Watch Monitor ^ | 2/21/2013 | World Watch Monitor
    Colorado Springs, January 21 (World Watch Monitor) — Iran on Monday accused an Idaho man of trying to entice young people to Christianity and away from the country’s official religion, Islam, the man’s American-based legal team says. The trial of Saeed Abedini, 32, of Boise, began Monday in the Tehran courtoom of Abbas Pir-Abbassi, a Revolutionary Court judge notorious for harsh sentences.
  • U.S. sends trainers for Mali-bound force

    01/21/2013 2:24:18 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2013 | By Anne Gearan
    The United States has dispatched about 100 military trainers to six nations that will contribute troops to a pan-African force being prepared for deployment to Mali, the State Department said Friday. The initial U.S. trainers will “discuss training and equipping and deployment needs of those countries in the interest of getting them ready to go into Mali,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. The training mission in Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Togo and Ghana is the largest U.S. involvement to date in preparations for the African force, which is being assembled by the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States, or...
  • Drudge Title: 'Free speech zone' set up along parade route. Real Title: Obamas walk the parade route

    01/21/2013 2:19:17 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Jan 21 2013 | By BYRON TAU
    The first couple walked past the FBI building, before stepping back into the limousine before reaching Freedom Plaza. Freedom Plaza is the site of one of the only authorized demonstration zones, where a strip of the plaza is designated a free speech zone.
  • Preparing for the Unthinkable: A US Default? (Idiots writing idiotic things)

    01/21/2013 2:13:32 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    moneynews ^ | 1/20/13
    Squabbling in Washington over the debt ceiling is again raising the specter that the United States may be forced to delay payments on its debt. While the stigma of a default would be damaging enough to investor sentiment, the chaos from a breakdown in financial markets' systems that might result would be even scarier. A failure to make payments on U.S. Treasurys, however brief, would create widespread damage in short-term funding markets, which are crucial to daily operations of financial institutions, investment firms and many corporations, said analysts and investors. Editor's Note: How You Lost $85,000 During the Last Decade....
  • Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

    01/21/2013 2:08:06 PM PST · by bestintxas · 65 replies
    newmax ^ | 1/21/13 | d well
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws and restrictions on hours for early voting. “Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference?” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, referring to November’s election, Politico reports. “The Republican Party should be a party that says, ‘We want everybody to vote,’ and make it easier to vote and give them a reason to vote for the party, not to find ways to keep them...
  • Paul Ryan Booed at Inauguration

    01/21/2013 1:46:31 PM PST · by MissesBush · 89 replies
    Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in the last election, was booed at President Barack Obama's Second Inauguration today in Washington, D.C. "If things had gone differently in November, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might have departed the Capitol on Monday as the vice president of the United States. Instead, he faced a chorus of boos as he left the building to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony," reports the Huffington Post. The left-leaning website reports that Ryan attended the Inauguration out of duty. "Ryan announced last week that he would be present for Obama's public swearing in at...
  • Just a handful turn out to watch Obama's swearing-in at Miller Auditorium (Obama FAIL)

    01/21/2013 1:38:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    M Live ^ | 1/21/13 | Yvonne Zipp
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- What a difference four years make. In 2009, a reported 2,500 people crowded into Miller Auditorium to watch history being made as Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president of the United States. On Monday, the auditorium looked very different. Just 30 people braved the blowing snow and unplowed roads to watch the inauguration ceremonies on a giant screen.
  • Yen has Longest Stretch of Weekly Losses Since 1989

    01/21/2013 1:34:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January21. 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Once again the spotlight is on the Yen. Please consider Japan Learned to Love Deflation in Wage Malaise Facing BOJ
  • It’s Mourning in America

    01/21/2013 1:26:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January21, 2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Today is Obama’s second swearing in, and despite what the Obama-adoring, Kool-Aid- drinking liberal mainstream media tells you, this is a day for sadness, not celebration. It's time to mourn for what Obama is doing to America....and even worse, for what he has planned for the next four years. The economy is in free-fall. Economists are suddenly all agreeing that Obama’s “solution” to the fiscal cliff—gigantic tax increases that are already taking big bites out of paychecks—will crater our projected economic growth for 2013. It’s bad out there, and getting worse every day. The fact is: We are in an...
  • Drunk driver didn't know she was naked, Sparta cops say

    01/21/2013 1:25:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    — When would-be police enter training, they're taught to be prepared for just about anything. But it's a safe bet "naked drivers" don't show up anywhere on the academy syllabus. Sparta police say a drunken, seemingly confused and almost completely nude woman crashed into a home's stone retaining wall early Friday morning. At 12:53 a.m., a resident of Grove Terrace, in the Lake Mohawk section of the township, contacted police to say a white Volkswagen Jetta had just crashed into a stone retaining wall, then fled the scene, Sgt. John-Paul Beebe said.
  • First Term: Food Stamp Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day Under Obama

    01/21/2013 1:23:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    During President Obama’s first term, the number of persons taking federal food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased by approximately 11,133 persons per day. When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the number of SNAP recipients was 31,939,110. By October 2012, the latest month reported, they had jumped to 47,525,329. That means the food stamp program grew by an of approximately 11,133 recipients per day from January 2009 to October 2012.
  • Piers Pressure: Believe it or not, Morgan is a great spokesman for gun control (He's serious)

    01/21/2013 1:21:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2013 | Peter Beinart
    Public relations–wise, the gun-control movement could hardly have a worse champion than CNN’s Piers Morgan. He’s haughty, he’s self-righteous, and, worst of all, he’s foreign. For the Second Amendment freaks who see Barack Obama as suspiciously un-American, his government as potentially tyrannical, and themselves as heirs to the gun toters who shot their way to liberty at Lexington and Concord, what better foil than a modern-day gun confiscator who actually is English. For years, American conservatives have been calling American liberals wannabe Europeans. Now, with America witnessing its nastiest culture-war skirmish since Bill Clinton’s impeachment, the man helping to lead...
  • Clergy Declares Holy War on NRA

    01/21/2013 1:13:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Janet M. LaRue
    The battle to demonize the National Rifle Association became a religious crusade when the Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners and “progressive” spiritual advisor to President Obama, convened some clergy for a witch trial. As a foreword, if you join the NRA, as about 250,000 folks have done in the past few weeks, you’ll be affirming your support for the Second Amendment, not the Nicene Creed. Wallis rounded up a posse of fellow progressive clergy for a press conference in Washington, DC on Jan. 15. Their heresy detector spiked after Wayne LaPierre, CEO and Executive Vice President of the NRA,...
  • Living On Welfare in the U.K.

    01/21/2013 1:09:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    powerline ^ | January 21, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Welfare has become a major political issue in the United Kingdom. During the 13 years when Labour was in power, it seems not to have occurred to most Britons that Labour’s open-door immigration policy, combined with the U.K.’s liberal welfare benefits, were likely to lead to abuse. Now, people are starting to notice. The Sun, a tabloid published in London, is the U.K.’s largest-selling newspaper. It focuses mainly on soccer and celebrities, but its news coverage, to the extent it exists, can be entertaining. This story sounds like something out of The Onion, but it evidently is legitimate. The Sun...
  • Obama Becomes First President To Mention Gay Rights In Inaugural Address

    01/21/2013 1:09:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    TPM ^ | January 21, 2013 | Sahil Kapur
    President Obama on Monday became the first American president to refer to gay rights in an inaugural address, drawing effusive praise from gay rights advocates for his strong embrace of the cause and reflecting how much his views have changed. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” the president said, “for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” He invoked the Stonewall riots of 1969, a landmark event in the history of the gay rights...
  • Study: Minority youth more often in state courts than whites

    01/21/2013 1:03:25 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/20/2013
    Minority youth are more often arrested and in Washington state’s court system than their white counterparts, according to a recent study. Minority youth are arrested and in the Washington state court system more often than their white counterparts, a recent study commissioned by the state Supreme Court shows. But researchers said that counties aren’t keeping complete data on ethnicity and that the gap between minority and white youth is larger. Between 2007 and 2011, African-American youth were nearly 250 percent more likely to be referred to juvenile court for prosecution than their white counterparts. They are followed by Native-American youth,...