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  • New York Fusion Center Declares Oath Keepers, Other Liberty Groups as ‘Extremist Threats’

    09/29/2014 5:29:01 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/ ^ | Sept 28, 2014 | Melissa Melton
    The New York State Intelligence Center — a known Fusion Center with the stated purpose to, “collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence data regarding criminal and terrorist activity relevant to New York State” — issued a Counter Terrorism Bulletin last June identifying Oath Keepers in addition to other liberty related groups as “far-right extremist group and/or a threat to law enforcement.” Here is a portion of a statement released by Oath Keepers yesterday: On August 11, 2014, the New York Oath Keepers sent out correspondence to both the Governor and the Superintendent of the New York State Police...
  • Tim Tebow Joins 'Good Morning America' as Contributor

    09/11/2014 3:55:34 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12:37 PM PDT 9/11/2014 | Philiana Ng
    Already ingrained in the Disney-ABC family as an ESPN analyst, Tebow officially makes his debut on the current No. 1 morning talk show as the newest contributor on Sept. 15. In his new role, Tebow is expected to appear in the GMA studio and in cities across the U.S. as he launches GMA's "Motivate Me Monday" series, which spotlights individuals and their stories of triumph.
  • Dr Alveda King Sparks Debate With Comments On Faith & ISIS Crisis - Cavuto

    09/09/2014 3:01:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Sept 9, 2014 | You Tube
    Why are people offended by "in God we Trust" and "one nation under God"? That's where authority and power comes from that's the source of our strength comes from. That's the foundation of this nation. Much more in the interview!
  • Oklahoma politician refuses to apologize for cautioning people to ‘be wary’ of Muslim-Americans

    09/04/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:28 PM | Carol Kuruvilla
    An Oklahoma politician is under fire for cautioning people to be “wary” of Muslim Americans — but he’s not backing down. State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) refused to apologize for a private Facebook post that called on Christians to “be especially wary” of people who call themselves Muslim-Americans because the Koran “clearly states that non-Muslims should be killed.”
  • They want me to watch a video...

    08/06/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT · by JimRed · 49 replies
    An e-mail I received | 8/6/2014 | Self
    FROM AN E-MAIL IN MY BOX THIS MORNING I'm sending this to all my friends, family and patriot brothers... As quickly as I can... Because it's the ONLY video I've seen that reveals the lethal "surprise" nobody is talking about... >> Learn more... << This "surprise" could be bigger and far more dangerous than Katrina, 9/11, Pearl Harbor, The Great Depression, or even the Civil War... And it's coming like a freight train... WAY faster than you think. >> Watch shocking video << The chilling speaker on the video (my new favorite patriot)...is going to give you the 3 practical...
  • What the 4th of July Means to Me

    07/11/2014 9:23:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/9/2014 | Kendra Shrode
    As we watch countless numbers of human beings struggle for freedom and liberty around the globe, it is good to reflect upon the blessings we enjoy in the land that we love — this United States of America. This is my 67th Fourth of July celebration and my memories of the day are some of those very blessings…family time in many places. All were amazing…captivated by fireworks in small-town America…aboard a small boat on the Mississippi River and also a huge cruise liner in Alaska…on the Palace Green in Williamsburg, Va.…in several baseball parks…attending the Baltimore Symphony at Oregon Ridge…attending...
  • I AM AN AMERICAN

    07/03/2014 9:58:43 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 20 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | July 4 2014 | Carlo3b
     I Am an American!             I was born an American. Unlike my grandparents, I was born in the greatest nation in the history of the world. Being born here didn't make me a real American. That took time. I became an American, slowly and decisively over my entire life. I learned to be an American, through experiences, and knowledge, and witness. I remember moments in my life that brought me to the realization that being born here, in America, is one of the the greatest blessing I had been given. As a young boy, I watched as my...
  • 6-Year-Old With Rare Disorder Gets to Be Navy SEAL for a Day

    04/13/2014 3:21:35 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    FOX NEWS Insider ^ | April 12, 2014 | BY FOX NEWS INSIDER
    A 6-year-old got the birthday surprise of a lifetime when he found out he would be a Navy SEAL for a day. Mason Rudder has already endured 10 surgeries for a rare genetic disorder that affects his range of motion, but that hasn’t stopped him from dreaming of becoming an elite Navy SEAL one day. Navy SEAL Jared Ogden spent a day training Mason. They went through demolition and sniper training, and during their lunch break, Mason led the SEALs on a mission.
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. [FReepathon thread VIII]

    04/11/2014 9:40:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 399 replies
    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. As you know, FR is funded solely by the donations provided by the people who love and use it. We do not depend on advertisers because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may not say. We do not depend on corporate sponsors because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may not say. We do not depend on well-heeled wealthy donors because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may...
  • Mickey Rooney’s Greatest Roles: Patriot and Man of Faith

    04/09/2014 11:30:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/09/2014 | Larry Provost
    Actor Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) was a man of great patriotism and faith. These were his greatest roles. The number one box office star in America during the greatest years of the Hollywood Golden Age, 1939-1941, was not Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Judy Garland, or even Jimmy Stewart. It was Mickey Rooney. Rooney died Sunday at age 93. His acting career, begun on Vaudeville and matured in Hollywood, spanned over 90 years and ten decades. Mickey Rooney starred in over 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era. Rooney was awarded an Honorary Oscar...
  • Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam war hero, dies at age 89

    03/28/2014 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a prisoner of war for more than seven years in North Vietnam, died on Friday in Virginia Beach. Mr. Denton was 89 years old. His son, Jim Denton, told The Washington Post, which first reported the news, that his father died of a heart ailment. Mr. Denton, a retired U.S. Rear Admiral, was shot down over the city of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam in 1965 and captured while leading a bombing mission. He later wrote a book about his experiences. Mr. Denton grabbed national attention in 1966 when he was forced to give...
  • UKRAINE APPRECIATION of FREEDOM: Proud to pay!

    03/28/2014 9:15:55 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 27.03.2014 | Paul Kaschjuk
    Bing Translation: New life! "I want to share with all the incredible experiences. Those who know me well, know that I hardly see how looks the Protocol TRAFFIC. Nice car, a nice room and the ability to communicate have allowed me to always deal with the worst case for 50 UAH. Fast, cheap, profitable! But today for the first time since, you know what, I stopped the event inspector with his Minister Perov. I haven't followed the speedometer, but fully admit exceeding 20 kilometres. While he was walking to the car, I closed my eyes and said to myself at...
  • Governor Palin Endorses Chris McDaniel for U.S. Senate in Mississippi

    03/13/2014 4:16:23 PM PDT · by Kolath · 17 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 04/13/2014 | Steve Flesher
    CHRIS McDANIEL FOR U.S. SENATE FROM MISSISSIPPI Chris McDaniel has a proven record of fighting for conservative principles in the Mississippi State Senate. He has been a champion of limited government, free enterprise, civic participation, reduced tax rates, a strong national defense, and a return to the original checks and balances of the Constitution.
  • American, Warrior, Patriot, and Conservative -- Allen West 2016

    03/10/2014 9:02:58 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 44 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 March 2014 | areukiddingme1
    I like what Allen West said; "What I saw missing from CPAC was an understanding that Americans hunger for a particular image. Americans thought Obama possessed it — an image of concerned and caring leadership. It is an image that exemplifies the best of America and reflects the triumph of the indomitable American individual spirit. It does not spring from numbers and detailed calculations. It is conveyed by someone Americans believe they can invite into their homes who cares for them and their future. The image should not be of someone who offers handouts, but if there is no compelling...
  • Ted Nugent vows no more name calling — then calls Obama ‘liar’

    02/25/2014 11:01:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/25/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Rocker Ted Nugent, who just made media waves with a printed reference of President Obama as a “subhuman mongrel,” now says he’s going stop calling people names — but apparently not the name “liar.” Mr. Nugent said in CNN: “Instead of using terms like ‘subhuman mongrel,’ I’m going to get right to the meat of the matter where our president is a liar. He lies about you can keep your doctor, period. Over and over again, he lies about Benghazi. He’s lying about the IRS.”
  • The Glorious Cause of America

    02/20/2014 10:34:27 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 10 replies
    BYU Magazine ^ | Winter 2006 | David McCullough
    THE GLORIOUS CAUSE OF AMERICA By David McCullough How a coarse, untrained army—“rabble in arms”—stood up to the world’s most powerful army. EDITOR’S NOTE: “If nations appointed historians laureate, David McCullough would surely be ours,” said Edwin Yoder, a professor of journalism and humanities at Washington and Lee University. Author of such historical works as The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback, Truman, John Adams, and, most recently, 1776, McCullough is a two-time winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. For many years he was host of PBS’s American...
  • Allen West Not Ruling Out 2016 Presidential Run

    02/20/2014 5:41:06 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 19, 2014 6:23 PM | Eliana Johnson
    West, who spent 22 years in the U.S. Army and one term in Congress before losing his bid for reelection in 2012, says he will always be ready to serve his country. “You have to have yourself in a position to be available for your country and to be obedient to God’s will,” he says.
  • European Greens nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/02/2014 1:14:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 31 January 2014
    The Green group in the European Parliament has nominated whistleblower Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, on the last day before a deadline for nomination expires tomorrow (1 February). The Green/EFA group said that the world had discovered in 2013 “the face of a young man, who had overnight become an icon of state treason for some and a heroic defender of the most basic freedoms for many more.” According to the Greens, Snowden’s revelations on US secret services tapping the internet, phone calls and other communications data shed light on the largest and most systematic privacy violations...
  • Pascagoula man goes from 338 pounds to 191 to become a Marine

    01/12/2014 4:56:26 AM PST · by Islander7 · 33 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Jan 11, 2014 | By PATRICK OCHS
    Almost two years ago, Nunez decided he wanted to "be one of the best," so he picked up the phone and called his local U.S. Marine Corps recruitment office. After checking off various requirements, the recruiter asked Nunez about his weight. The 18-year-old gulped. Always a heavy kid, Nunez crushed the scales at 338 pounds. The recruiter told him he should probably consider a different career path.
  • Operation American Spring: General & Colonel Call For a Massive March on Washington

    01/05/2014 2:46:37 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 39 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 4, 2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Today started like any other day for me: take the “terrorist princess” outside, get a cup of coffee, and sit down to peruse the news while checking email. After seeing a news post about the Obama administration using two executive orders that will determine who in this country will or will not be allowed to purchase guns, I became infuriated and decided to turn to my email. Yesterday, I had received a tag about an interesting event scheduled for May 16, 2014; however, I had a hard time trying to fathom it so I began my research. Little did I...
  • 2014 New Year’s Resolution for all True Patriots

    01/01/2014 7:21:01 PM PST · by DonMashak · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/31/2013 | Don Mashak
    For about 5 years now, various Americans from across the political spectrum have talked about taking back their country and restoring strict adherence to our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Patriots; There has been a lot of talk, not much action and even less success. In truth, there has been an even further erosion of our liberties as our government continues to expand its power and because less transparent and accountable to WE THE PEOPLE. With that perspective, it seems essential that WE THE PEOPLE commit to a 2014 New Years Resolution focused on turning back this erosion of our...
  • Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Ann Coulter

    12/09/2013 10:55:41 AM PST · by jimsin · 53 replies
    NEW CANAAN DAILY VOICE ^ | 12/08/2013 | DAILY VOICE
    The author, columnist, and conservative political commentator was born Dec. 8, 1961, in New York City, N.Y.
  • Wahlberg Slams Actors Comparing themselves to Soldiers

    11/15/2013 8:19:52 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 23 replies
    Yahoo/ABC ^ | 11/15/13 | Luchina Fisher
    Mark Wahlberg plays a Navy Seal on a mission in Afghanistan for his latest film, "Lone Survivor," but the actor made it abundantly clear that what he did to prepare for his role was nothing compared to what a real soldier faces. During a Q&A after the Tuesday screening of the film about the real-life 2005 Navy Seal mission to capture or kill a notorious Taliban leader, Wahlberg, who's famous for his bluntness, went off on a five-minute rant when asked about his rigorous training for the shoot.
  • Turkey’s Decision a Wake-Up Call for U.S. Missile Defense Suppliers

    10/29/2013 10:22:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    National Defense Blogs ^ | 10/29/2013 | Sandra I. Erwin
    U.S. antimissile systems have been the gold standard for decades, and American firms have sought to capitalize on that prestige as they court customers in the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. So it came as a shock that Turkey, which hosts a U.S.-made radar as part of a larger NATO missile shield — selected a Chinese company to build a national defense system. The decision, two years in the making, appears to have been based not on technical merits, but on fire sale prices and economic benefits that the Chinese were able to offer to the Turks, said Mike...
  • Rules for Patriots and Patriot's Handbook

    10/23/2013 2:40:07 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 4 replies
    FreedomWorks and Gulag Bound ^ | 2013 and 2010 | Matt Kibbe and James Simpson
    We are all aware of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. In it he lays the groundwork for communist community organizers to gradually infiltrate the basic societal structures of our nation and convert our country into first, a ‘soft tyranny’ and then, when socialized medicine, amnesty and gun control are complete, a full blown communist state. We are not going to let that happen. It’s time for all Americans to confront this attack on our liberty and fight back. We haven’t much time as they are well organized, determined and currently have the power bases of the White House, the Senate, MSM...
  • Why do Doormat RINOs fear the mud-slinging, "Leftstream" Media Opinion Polls?

    10/15/2013 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 30 replies
    Graewoulf | October 15, 2013 | Graewoulf
    “It is the Responsibility of the Patriot to protect his Country from its government.” (Thomas Paine). Where is it written that a Warrior going into battle with an evil enemy should be protected from the cheap verbal abuse of those he seeks to destroy? Rush Limbaugh is fond of saying: "The Pioneers get all the arrows." So too do our wimpy RINOs when they try to get off of their doormats and save America from an incompetent, spendaholic Administration. Do our Doormat RINO Politicians expect that the "Leftstream" Liberal Media will NOT inundate them with a continuous barrage of negative...
  • Allen West: The Next Generation

    10/14/2013 8:24:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/13/2013 | Allen West
    In February, we launched the Next Generation TV project as part of PJ Media and PJTV in order to highlight the pressing issues facing future generations of Americans. We sought to make the connection between the generations of parents and grandparents and their children and grandchildren, an endeavor to educate and illuminate the spectrum of generations. As Plato stated: “Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors.” It is now time to take the Next Generation TV project to its next phase: truly engaging the millennial generation. It is rather challenging for a salt-and-pepper-haired man...
  • Patriot Act Author Calls For Clapper's Prosecution And Rein In NSA Abuses

    10/12/2013 11:07:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/12/13 | Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog
    In an interesting twist of irony, one of the Congressman most instrumental in the destruction of civil liberties in these United States due to his authorship of the Patriot Act, Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), is now leading the charge to rein in NSA abuses. His disgust with the NSA became clear back in early June when he wrote an impassioned letter to Attorney General Eric Holder criticizing the illegal NSA activity happening behind the scenes. The key point here is that Mr. Sensenbrenner strongly believes that these guys are misinterpreting the legislation he wrote to justify everything they are doing. As...
  • A sign of Ted Cruz's wisdom

    09/17/2013 10:08:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | BY DAVID LIMBAUGH
    New York Times columnist David Brooks argued on PBS' "NewsHour" Friday night that "Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators" are obstructionists who care more about undermining the Republican establishment than advancing legislation. Note that I didn't use "conservative" to modify "columnist" or "David Brooks," though the Times and other mainstream media outlets routinely bill Brooks as conservative. Featuring a left-leaning moderate and depicting him as a conservative is a clever technique the liberal media employ to discredit conservative ideas. Not to mention any names, but we see this technique in practice daily on NBC's deranged stepchild, MSNBC, where a former...
  • 'Sovereign citizens' assault Port Everglades ("evil American patriots")

    09/09/2013 7:40:12 AM PDT · by kimtom · 15 replies
    www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Robert Nolin
    Amid the explosions, smoke, roaring vehicles and chattering gunfire of a terrorist attack Thursday afternoon at Port Everglades, one fact became chillingly clear: These weren't foreign-born America-hating terrorists. These were native-born America-hating terrorists. And they were making things difficult for the good guys. "They're moving, they're taking positions, they have superior firepower," said Sheriff's Deputy Richard Saito. "They're clearly very well-trained, very well-motivated." Of course it wasn't a real terrorist attack, but rather a large-scale SWAT training exercise mounted by the Broward Sheriff's Office involving boats, bus, bombs and booby-trapped hostages. "This is really a worst case scenario," said Saito,...
  • Senator Rand Paul Town Hall Meeting (vanity)

    08/06/2013 5:43:44 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 17 replies
    None ^ | August 6, 2013 | Myself
    I just got back from a Central Kentucky Tea Party town hall meeting with Senator Rand Paul. The meeting lasted about an hour and hit topics ranging from the IRS scandal to drones over the US, and from Benghazi to the Fort Hood Massacre.
  • FReeper jonesat (U.S. Army Major ret) has passed away

    07/30/2013 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    July 30, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    We have learned that FReeper jonesat has passed away. Here's a message I received from his dear wife, Debbie: Jim - thank you for your personal response! I admit I was surprised to get your email as I know you have thousands of readers. Andrew passed away in March at the age of 48 after a 13 year fight with a rare form of cancer (leiomyosarcoma). He was a true warrior, conservative and patriot. He was an Army officer (Major) when he was diagnosed, and after he was medically retired, worked for the Army first as a contractor then as...
  • Ted Cruz: 'We need to padlock and shut down' the IRS

    07/02/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT · by onyx · 78 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | JULY 1, 2013 - 6:10PM | STEVE CONTORNO
    Sen. Ted Cruz is joining Tea Party activists in calling on Congress to abolish the Internal Revenue Service as the freshman lawmaker made the case from tax reform. The Texas Republican on Monday said news that the IRS targeted the nonprofit applications of conservative-leaning political groups was an "inspiration" because of how it has sparked "normal American citizens that are standing up for liberty." In the wake of the IRS scandal, Tea Party groups have repeatedly called for the agency to close its doors, and Cruz, a hero of the conservative movement, echoed their sentiments. "It is a challenge that...
  • Sarah Palin Should Start a 'Freedom Party' (within the GOP?)

    07/01/2013 4:01:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 131 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/13 12:13 PM ET | By Bernie Quigley
    For the first time since the mid 1800s we hear today liberty voices rising from elected state officials including governors. But they're not in D.C.; instead they're in Kansas, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri and dozens of other states, making their own decisions on abortion, guns, constitutional law, ObamaCare, and practically everything. But no leader yet emerges, and no center. It is, like Pirandello’s play, with actors in search of a theater and a leader. Actually a leader is emerging: Sarah Palin. But new ideas need new forms to start again the conversation and bring in a new generation. For a fresh...
  • Facebook Assaults the Constitution: Removes Counterjihad and Patriot Pages Without Warning

    06/24/2013 4:39:47 AM PDT · by Masada Mossad · 13 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 24June2013 | Schuyler Montague
    Facebook Submits to Islam and Tyranny by, Schuyler Montague Over the past few days, Facebook has unleashed a complete assault on the Constitution of the United States. Apparently, the first amendment is null and void at Facebook Corporate. It appears that “..freedom of speech” and “..freedom of the press” are merely antiquated notions that have passed their prime, as well as their expiration dates. We have received several statements from administrators of various educational pages that focused on the subject matter of Islam. Administrators, as well as guests were utterly shocked when they logged into their Facebook accounts and discovered...
  • More Americans see man who leaked NSA secrets as 'patriot' than traitor: Poll

    06/13/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/13/2013 | Andy Sullivan
    Roughly one in three Americans say the former security contractor who leaked details of top-secret U.S. surveillance activity is a patriot and should not be prosecuted, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Some 23 percent of those surveyed said former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a traitor while 31 percent said he is a patriot. Another 46 percent said they did not know. Snowden, 29, revealed last week that the NSA is monitoring a wide swath of telephone and Internet activity as part of its counterterrorism efforts. "I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American," Snowden...
  • FBI sharply increases use of Patriot Act provision to collect US citizens' records

    06/11/2013 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/11/13 | Michael Isikoff
    The FBI has dramatically increased its use of a controversial provision of the Patriot Act to secretly obtain a vast store of business records of U.S. citizens under President Barack Obama, according to recent Justice Department reports to Congress. The bureau filed 212 requests for such data to a national security court last year – a 1,000-percent increase from the number of such requests four years earlier, the reports show. The FBI’s increased use of the Patriot Act’s “business records” provision — and the wide ranging scope of its requests -- is getting new
  • Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill

    06/04/2013 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, witnesses from Tea Party, pro-life and patriotic educational groups from around the country testified about their experience of intimidation and targeting from the Internal Revenue Service. Witnesses described being sent hundreds of pages from the IRS asking invasive questions about members, books, contents of prayers and the names of anyone attending meetings, including children. "The IRS sought documentation of our meetings, rallies, events, or candidate forums. That included video and audio transcriptions, notes, copies of all handouts; the political party of speakers, and an “issues” list. The IRS sought identifying information on employees; data on...
  • Conservative group claims it has proof IRS leaked donor list (felony)

    06/04/2013 11:23:39 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 04, 2013
    The chairman of an anti-gay marriage group testified Tuesday that his organization has proof that the IRS leaked confidential donor details last year, calling for prosecution into what he described as a "felony." "This just smells and I hope this committee gets to the bottom of it," John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee. Eastman testified Tuesday alongside several Tea Party activists who all claim they were targeted by the IRS. The Tea Party groups offered a first-hand account of how the IRS singled them out when...
  • Conservatives stand firm against established Party Officials

    06/04/2013 7:25:25 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | June 3, 2013 | John Strong
    Due to copyright, no extracted text. But definitely worth a read about growing friction between the old guard and young conservatives. Reminds of what Reagan went through. Hopefully we will get another Reagan at the end of this process.
  • IG report: ‘Inappropriate criteria’ stalled IRS approvals of conservative groups (Whitewash?)

    05/14/2013 9:15:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2013 | By Juliet Eilperin and Zachary A. Goldfarb
    Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of whether Internal Revenue Service employees broke the law when they targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status — the latest setback for an agency that is the subject of withering bipartisan criticism and multiple congressional inquiries. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Tuesday that the Justice Department and the FBI began the probe after the IRS acknowledged that it selected conservative groups with the words “tea party” and “patriot” in their names for special reviews. “We are examining the facts to see if there were criminal violations,” Holder said at a news...
  • The IRS: Worse than Profiling

    05/14/2013 6:51:43 AM PDT · by National Review · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | May 14, 2013 | National Review
    The targeting of conservatives cannot pass constitutional muster by Daniel Foster. Rare among left-of-center commentators — many of whom quickly, if briefly, condemned the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups — Ezra Klein has penned a conflicted defense of the practice. Klein says that the IRS “needs some kind of test that helps them weed out” groups that deserve extra scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt status. Although he says this test should be “studiously, unquestionably neutral” and applied to groups all along the political spectrum, he also admits that it will by nature be “a bit impressionistic” in its search...
  • Major Scandal: Obama IRS Targeted US Citizens

    05/13/2013 6:01:10 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 25 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,05,12 | USBC News Wire
    USBC News Wire- Yet a another major scandal is rocking the already extraordinarily unpopular Obama administration, this time the controversy involves abuses by the IRS in targeting US citizens based on their political views. It appears that agents used keywords to target groups in opposition to the governing Democratic administration. Remarkably, the agents found it acceptable to single out patriots for unprecedented behavior. The agents singled out their fellow citizens by using keywords such as “patriot” or “tea party” (itself a reference to the earliest American patriots) to identify groups that object to the policies of the current administration. Lois...
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.” >Snip< “All of that...
  • Howard Phillips: R.I.P.

    04/22/2013 7:46:33 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 22, 2013 | Dr, Gary North
    Howard Phillips, one of the founders of the New Right movement in the 1970s, died on April 20. The cause was dementia. He died in his home. He was 72. In 1974, he founded the Conservative Caucus. This was a year after Ed Fuelner and Paul Weyrich founded the Heritage Foundation. In 1974, Weyrich started the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress, which later became the Free Congress Foundation. All three organizations were reactions to Richard Nixon’s increasingly mainstream Republican move to the left. A fourth organization, Gun Owners of America, began in 1975. Nixon had hired Phillips...
  • Don't Confuse My Heartfelt Convictions With Racism

    01/18/2013 9:35:22 AM PST · by AuntB · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Daniels
    Being born in the Deep South when the Jim Crow laws were in full force and seeing, firsthand, the cruelty and downright stubborn foolishness of segregation and all it's attendant inequities, I have a very vivid and candid impression of what the word "racist" really means. Having lived through those days and, on my own, shook off the yoke of racial prejudice that was once so firmly ingrained in me, I deeply resent the careless and reckless use of the word by people who are merely trying to be insulting, having absolutely no idea of the gravity of it's meaning....
  • United States to send troops and Patriot missiles to Turkey

    12/14/2012 3:13:07 AM PST · by John W · 49 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- The United States is to deploy 400 troops and two Patriot air-defense missile batteries to Turkey in the coming weeks to defend against potential threats from Syria, defense officials said Friday. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed the order en route to Turkey, where he is visiting Incirlik Air Base, Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.
  • High praise, indeed: Mitt Romney banner hung on Willis Tower [by 74 year-old ironworker]

    10/16/2012 1:17:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 16, 2012 | Michael Sneed
    .........John Rukavina, 74, a Local 1 ironworker — who claims to have put up “every antenna and tower in Chicago since Marina Towers in 1974” — affixed a Romney banner as well as an American flag on the ABC antenna on Willis Tower minutes after it was completed Sept. 30. “The flag is a symbol — an old ironworker’s custom — which is hung if the job went well,” said Rukavina, who said he worked on the Sears Tower antenna in 1978. He’s also worked on the John Hancock Center and New York’s World Trade Center. “I promised my sister,...
  • Huge audience celebrates Dever's legacy. [Former Sheriff example in all aspects of his life]

    09/27/2012 3:22:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA – His quick wit, honesty and passion for his family and the community he served earned Larry Dever the respect and admiration of all those who had the honor of knowing him. Such sentiments were made clear by the size of the crowd attending Wednesday’s memorial service for the late Cochise County Sheriff, overflowing the 1,300-seat Buena High School Performing Arts Center. “The tremendous attendance you see here tonight is a reflection of how far and how deep the loss of Larry Dever has affected our world,” said Rod Rothrock, chief deputy of the sheriff’s office. Rothrock was...
  • Sheriff Dever's death comes a year after DOJ warning to Arizona law enforcement

    09/24/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    In September 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a warning to local law enforcement agencies throughout Arizona, informing them that they were being targeted by the powerful and violent Mexican drug cartels. The DOJ’s 2011 Drug Market Analysis for Arizona stated the cartels "have begun to threaten local police officers to deter their enforcement activities. Violent criminal groups often referred to as border bandits, rip crews, or bajadores, operate along trafficking corridors in remote locations, preying upon law enforcement officers and smugglers who transit their territories." The report also detailed the expanded use by the cartels of street gangs...