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  • Buffalo Wild Wings Refuses Service For Police Officers Carrying Guns

    03/28/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington CBS local ^ | 3/28/13 | staff
    MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC) — A server at Buffalo Wild Wings refused to serve Prince William County police officers because they had their guns displayed. The Manassas Park Patch reports that the employee wouldn’t serve them despite the plain-clothes officers showing him their badges. The server reportedly told the officers that it was a gun-free establishment. Scott Lupton, general manager of the Manassas Buffalo Wild Wings, apologized for what happened
  • Virginia poll for governor's race: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli still pretty much tied

    03/27/2013 8:08:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Ah, dear ol' Virginia. The now-purplish commonwealth has gone from swinging blue for Obama in 2008, to electing Gov. McDonnell in a landslide just one year later, and then right back to supporting Obama in 2012 --- and it's so far looking like the 2013 gubernatorial is very much up for grabs. This is the first polling update since Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced earlier this month that he was scrapping the idea of an indie bid, which had the potential to siphon off votes from both Cuccinelli and McAuliffe, but it looks like his withdrawal had pretty much no...
  • VA police officers refused service because of guns (Buffalo Wild Wings)

    03/27/2013 9:20:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    http://www.nbc12.com ^ | march 27, 2013 | Dax Gray
    A server at Buffalo Wild Wings reportedly refused to serve eight police officers, because they had their weapons displayed. The Prince William County Police officers were on-duty, but were in plain clothes, reports the Manassas Patch. They were refused service by an employee who stated that the property was a gun-free establishment. The officers had their badges displayed but still weren't served. Scott Lupton, the general manager of the Manassas Buffalo Wild Wings location says the incident was a "huge misunderstanding." Lupton wrote an email to the police department to apologize on behalf of the business. Lupton wasn't there during...
  • Virginia Governor, Republican Bob McDonnell, signs Voter ID into law

    03/26/2013 1:46:49 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Mar. 26, 2013 | Robert Laurie
    Whether you believe voter fraud is a huge problem or just a minor annoyance, there’s no way you can argue that it doesn’t happen. Virtually every recent election has been marred by reports of people voting under fake names, voting multiple times, or casting fraudulent ballots. Supporters of Voter ID laws have long argued that there’s a simple way to stop most of these problems from occurring: require a photo ID from each registered voter in order to cast a ballot. It’s simple, quick, and prevents “disenfranchisement” by securing the process. In short, it’s a no-brainer. So, obviously, Democrats hate...
  • ITT Exelis (Roanoke, VA) layoffs will be 'a difficult time' (Night Vision Manufacturer)

    03/26/2013 10:49:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Duncan Adams
    A spokesman for the Roanoke County company said the 70 job losses have nothing to do with sequestration. About 70 hourly employees at the ITT Exelis night vision facility in Roanoke County learned Friday that their jobs will end as of April 7. Tim White, a company spokesman, said ITT Exelis is responding to the realities of the defense industry market. He said the job losses have nothing to do with sequestration — the automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts that took effect this month. “It’s a difficult time,” White said. He said ITT Exelis night vision increased employment in recent years...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Friday,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 22,2013

    03/22/2013 2:47:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 22, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Three dead after gunman kills two Marines before shooting himself at Quantico base

    03/22/2013 8:20:12 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 22, 2013 | Alex Gore
    Three people have died after a gunman opened fire killing two before shooting himself at Quantico Marine Base last night. Authorities were called to the scene at the Marine Corps Base in Virginia at 10.30 PM yesterday and found one Marine dead at a barracks. In the early hours of today they found a second victim dead, along with the body of the suspected gunman, who died of self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • Lockdown at Quantico Marine base ends with 3 dead, including gunman

    03/22/2013 1:44:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/2013 | Alison Harding and Travis Shannon
    A shooting that prompted a lockdown for hours at a Marine base in Virginia ended with three dead early Friday, including the gunman, authorities said. Sgt. Christopher Zahn said they were notified of the shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico late Thursday. One person was fatally shot, and the gunman barricaded himself into a room, he said. Using a public address system, police announced a base lockdown as the shooter was holed up inside a building.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 21,2013

    03/21/2013 3:01:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 21, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Hail Columbia! (Washington DC is one of America's fastest growing cities)

    03/21/2013 10:37:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | 03/21/2013 | AARON M. RENN
    The Washington, D.C., region has long been considered recession-proof, thanks to the remorseless expansion of the federal government in good times and bad. Yet it’s only now—as D.C. positively booms while most of the country remains in economic doldrums—that the scale of Washington’s prosperity is becoming clear. Over the past decade, the D.C. area has made stunning economic and demographic progress. Meanwhile, America’s current and former Second Cities, population-wise—Los Angeles and Chicago—are battered and fading in significance. Though Washington still isn’t their match in terms of population, it’s gaining on them in terms of economic power and national importance. In...
  • PETA Killed More Than 1,600 Cats and Dogs at its Virginia HQ Last Year

    03/21/2013 8:45:55 AM PDT · by chopperman · 8 replies
    PETA told Mail Online that the animals they take in at the center are 'unadoptable', however 89.4 per cent of pets is much higher than their own approximation that half of animals taken to shelters end up being euthanized.
  • Washington Examiner cuts 87 jobs, drops local news

    03/20/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Washington Examiner is dropping local news coverage, cutting 87 jobs and changing into a weekly magazine and daily website focused on political news. Denver-based Clarity Media Group Inc., which owns the Examiner, as well as The Weekly Standard, said the Examiner will continue to be published daily through June 14. A new website will be introduced June 17, and the first issue of the weekly comes out June 20. A company spokesman said the 87 jobs being eliminated are across the board, in the newsroom, advertising and other business side jobs. "Many of the business and editorial positions needed...
  • Fla. bill would ban using food stamps for stripper, casino tabs

    03/16/2013 10:03:04 AM PDT · by Moseley · 21 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | March 16, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Florida’s strip clubs, liquor stores, casinos, pornographic video shops and bookstores would no longer receive food stamps and welfare money, if a bill filed by state Rep. Jimmie T. Smith, R-Inverness, passes the Legislature. Last week, the House’s Healthy Families Subcommittee approved HB 701, and it continues to progress through Tallahassee. Last year, Jacksonville’s Action News found that food stamp cards were being used at strip clubs, bars and gaming centers in Jacksonville, saying, “No one is tracking how or where the money is being spent.” The Florida Department of Children and Families officials told Action News reporter Ashley Coleman...
  • CIA may target Syrian extremists with drones

    03/15/2013 11:09:55 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    France 24 ^ | 3/16/2013
    The US Central Intelligence Agency is collecting information on Islamic radicals in Syria for possible lethal drone strikes against them at a later stage, The Los Angeles Times reported. Citing unnamed current and former US officials, the newspaper said President Barack Obama had not authorized any drone missile strikes in Syria yet, and none were under consideration. However CIA's Counterterrorism Center, which runs drone programs targeting militants in Pakistan and Yemen, had recently shifted several targeting officers to improve intelligence gathering on militants in Syria. The targeting officers have formed a unit with colleagues who were tracking Al-Qaeda operatives in...
  • Hoyer warns GOP to abandon efforts to repeal healthcare law

    03/15/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned his Republican counterpart on Friday that the GOP will have no hope of finding bipartisan agreement on any issue if it continues to insist on repealing the 2010 healthcare law. "If we want to do something in a bipartisan fashion, if we want to get to an end here, we ought to stop pretending that we´re going to repeal the Affordable Care Act," Hoyer told Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). "We had an election about that. We won. The president won." Hoyer´s comment
  • CPAC 2013: Cuccinelli says govt. must speak for those without a voice

    03/14/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 20 replies
    <p>Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II helped kick off the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference with a measured address that was part rallying cry, part stump speech as the conservative darling gears up his push to become the next governor in what’s now a solidly purple state.</p>
  • Portsmouth VA teen to serve probation for rape

    03/13/2013 5:53:16 AM PDT · by fredhead · 33 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 13, 2013 | Janie Bryant
    A teenage boy found guilty in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of raping a girl in the stairwell of Churchland High School will serve indeterminate supervised probation, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Earle C. Mobley. The youth, 16 at the time, was arrested after a 15-year-old girl reported the May 30 assault. The Virginian-Pilot does not identify victims of sex crimes and generally does not identify juvenile defendants. The victim told police she and the boy had been playing around when he started to pull down her pants, then got on top of her and penetrated her, according to a...
  • Congressman Jim Moran Hosts Anti-Gun Townhall, Gets Grilled By Gun Owners

    03/12/2013 11:21:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Viral Read ^ | 3/11/13 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Last night, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) hosted an anti-gun townhall panel event at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA. With the help of the Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans club, hundreds of constituents from Virginia’s 8th congressional district-mostly Second Amendment activists-came to the event to express their dismay with Congressman Moran’s support for anti-gun policies. The event, “Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America,” featured five gun control speakers: Omar Samaha – Advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; family member of gun violence victim in Virginia Tech tragedy David Chipman – ATF Special Agent (retired),...
  • E-Edition

    03/12/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    EDITORIAL: Governor Disappointment The failed leadership of Virginia’s Bob McDonnell The surest and quickest way for a Republican officeholder to kill his future is to dream up a tax increase. Once a rising star in the Grand Old Party, a shortlist contender as Mitt Romney’s running mate and a twinkle in the eye of the Great Mentioner for 2016, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia has disappeared from the speakers’ lists at key conservative events, such as the Conservative Political Action Conference, which begins Thursday in Washington. There’s good reason for the snub. As a candidate in 2009, Mr. McDonnell promised...
  • Liberty’s Obamacare Challenge Provides Glimmer of Hope

    03/12/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Robert Knight
    In 1919, back when the United States was a constitutional republic, Congress passed a child labor law imposing a 10 percent excise tax on companies that violated it. A North Carolina furniture maker challenged the law and won. In 1922, the Supreme Court ruled in Bailey v. Drexel Furniture that although child labor laws have a noble purpose, the means – Congress using taxing power as a penalty – was unconstitutional. This was before Franklin Roosevelt’s court-packing threat in1937 ended the Supreme Court’s resistance to grandiose expansions of federal power. The child labor issue, by the way, was resolved when...
  • My Decision (BOLLING SAYS NO TO POSSIBLE INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR)

    03/12/2013 8:29:51 AM PDT · by TwoSue · 19 replies
    Bill Bolling [bill@billbolling.com] ^ | 3/12/13 | Bill Bolling [bill@billbolling.com]
    BOLLING SAYS NO TO POSSIBLE INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR Lieutenant Governor cites financial, political and personal reasons for decision; pledges to continue working to build a better Virginia Richmond – Lieutenant Governor Bolling today released the following statement: “When I suspended my campaign for the Republican Party's nomination for Governor, I indicated that I wanted to be a more independent voice for Virginia, speaking out more objectively on the important issues facing our state. Over the past several months, I have done just that. I have sought to call Virginia to a higher purpose, focusing more on policy than politics...
  • GOP Ready To Cave On Gun Control

    03/11/2013 9:05:13 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 38 replies
    The Captain's Journal ^ | March 11, 2013 | Herscehl Smith
    Ammoland has two extremely depressing reports. We already knew that Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan were pretend conservatives with plans to cave on universal background checks. This first report makes it sound even worse. [The] Republican Majority Leader is leading the charge to cut a deal with President Obama. The following are just some of the threats to innocent school children and our God-given 2nd Amendment liberties that Republicans are about to shove down our throats: 1.The NRA is cutting backroom deals to centralize gun owner data collection into the Obama/Holder massive government data base. A centralized system is less...
  • Washington Republicans Folding Under The Pressure to Bans Guns

    03/11/2013 12:32:44 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Mar. 11, 2013 | Ammoland Staff
    Colorado -–(Ammoland.com)- You might think that with Republicans in control of the US House of Representatives there would be no way ANY gun control legislation could reach the floor. But sadly we are already beginning to see so-called “conservative champions” folding to pressure from the anti-gun media to sell-out gun owners. Former Vice Presidential candidate, Congressman Paul Ryan, has stated that he would support legislation that bans private sales at gun shows. In the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, along with the help of Rep. Scott Rigell (VA), Patrick Meehan (PA) and others, have stated openly that they will work...
  • VA:Aggravated Malicious Wounding

    03/10/2013 1:15:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    facebook.com ^ | 8 March, 2013 | NA
    Aggravated Malicious Wounding – On March 7th at 1:16PM, police responded to the Pawn City located at 4124 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge (22193) for an initial report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that a known customer to the business, identified as the accused, was in the process of completing a transaction with the victim, a 62 year old man of Burke. The victim is an employee of the business. After completing the transaction, the accused displayed a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck. The victim fell to the ground, at which point, the accused got over the...
  • Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University

    03/08/2013 5:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Gay rights activists are demanding Tim Tebow back out of a speaking engagement at Liberty University just two weeks after pressuring the New York Jets quarterback to cancel a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Tebow is expected to speak this weekend at Wildfire – a men’s conference hosted by the conservative Christian university. His remarks will be closed to the general public. The professional football player is well-known for sharing his faith in Christ – but in recent weeks he’s come under fire from the national media and gay rights activists for speaking in churches...
  • Warner & Kaine signed brief supporting Homosexual Marriage (BARF ALERT)

    03/08/2013 8:09:42 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    U.S. Congress Files DOMA Brief Senators Mark Warner & Tim Kaine Last Friday, 212 members of Congress signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. The brief also includes 25 members who voted for DOMA back in 1996. “Some States still criminalized same-sex relationships, inviting further discrimination against gay men and lesbians in employment, family relations, and housing,” the brief says. “…As a result, when the question of same-sex marriage arose in 1996, reflexive beliefs and discomfort about same-sex relationships dominated congressional debate. From our perspective—including those of us who voted for...
  • List of Virginia’s 2013 Transportation Tax Hikes

    03/07/2013 5:54:26 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Thanks, Governor Bob McDonnell (R) and Speaker Bill Howell (R) Virginia’s 2013 state legislative session will be remembered for a lot of reasons. It was the year Republicans redistricted state senate districts to win more seats and then said just kidding, the year Republicans agreed to expand Medicaid in exchange for higher taxes (confused? Me too.), and most significantly, it was the year a Republican Governor worked with Democrats to raise taxes on Virginia families by $1.23 billion per year. Congratulations, Virginia. In honor of a precedent set forth by Nancy Pelosi in Washington, the state legislature decided that they...
  • Most Back Cuts Overall – But Not to the Military (ABC News/Washington Post Poll)

    03/06/2013 12:26:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/06/2013 | Greg Holyk
    For all the dire warnings, most Americans welcome a five percent cut in overall federal spending this year. But the defense budget is another matter. The public by nearly 2-1, 61-33 percent, supports cutting the overall budget along the lines of the sequester that took effect last Friday. But by nearly an identical margin, Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose an eight percent across-the-board cut in military spending. These views come before the $85 billion in cuts this year have taken hold, leaving open the question of how the public will respond once the reductions hit home. Nonetheless,...
  • NRA VA legislative wrap up for General Assembly session

    03/06/2013 10:31:16 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    Virginia: 2013 Legislative Session Wrap-Up The 2013 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned on February 23 with the passage of numerous pro-gun reforms and the defeat of all anti-gun bills. Stay tuned for more details as passed legislation goes before Governor Bob McDonnell (R) for his signature. Thank you to all NRA members who stood up for freedom and contacted their state legislators during this session. Below is a listing of Second Amendment victories for 2013. Pro-Gun Legislation Awaiting Action by the Governor: A substitute to Senate Bill 1335, patroned by state Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26), passed by...
  • Also not invited to CPAC: Bob McDonnell

    03/05/2013 1:04:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2015 | AllahPundit
    Remember how Bob McDonnell's and Chris Christie's gubernatorial wins in 2009 gave conservatives a jolt of optimism after the catastrophe of 2008? Good times, good times.No surprise here after he broke his promise not to raise taxes in order to fund Virginia’s new transportation bill, but still newsworthy: Chris Christie isn’t the only Republican governor getting snubbed by the Conservative Political Action Conference. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was not invited, according to someone close to CPAC who was not authorized to speak publicly.McDonnell, a potential 2016 candidate, spoke at the conference for the past two years. Like Christie, McDonnell is...
  • EPA won't appeal courtroom win for Cuccinelli, Fairfax

    03/05/2013 6:41:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | By David Sherfinski
    <p>The Environmental Protection Agency will not appeal a January ruling that handed Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II a courtroom victory over a federal agency he has tangled with more than once with since being elected to office in 2009.</p>
  • Vermont Court to Sentence Pastor for Helping Virginia Ex-Lesbian, Child Flee Country

    03/04/2013 8:51:42 AM PST · by HokieMom · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 4, 2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    A federal court is scheduled on Monday to sentence a Mennonite pastor who was convicted of helping a Lesbian-turned-Christian woman to flee the country with her daughter after her former partner was awarded custody of the girl. Kenneth L. Miller of Stuarts Draft, Va., will appear before Burlington, Vt., Judge William Sessions on Monday afternoon, and faces up to three years in prison, according to The Associated Press. Prosecutors want Miller to be sentenced to two-and-a-half or three years in prison – the maximum sentence for his conviction in abetting international parental kidnapping. "Because of his brazen intervention, a child...
  • Va. governor restores Scooter Libby’s vote rights

    03/03/2013 11:59:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 10:46 PM EST
    Former vice presidential adviser I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is among more than 1,000 felons whose voting rights were restored in the past year by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to a report to the General Assembly. Libby’s name is listed in the Feb. 23 report on pardons, commutations, reprieves and other forms of clemency the Republican governor is required to submit annually. Without elaboration, the report says Libby’s civil rights were restored Nov. 1, 2012. … In Virginia, only the governor can restore felons’ civil rights. McDonnell has streamlined the process and, consequently, has restored the rights of more than...
  • Mass illegal immigrant release could be headache for Obama, tricky for GOP

    03/03/2013 6:28:37 AM PST · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    the hill ^ | 3/2/2013 | By Jordy Yager
    The release of hundreds of illegal immigrants into a federal monitoring system this week may be an ongoing headache for the Obama administration, as Republicans focus their scrutiny on uncovering potential missteps. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, “will be aggressively examining the ramification of this decision,” according to a committee aide. And Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security, pressed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to take more responsibility for the releases, which she says she did not know about beforehand. “I am concerned that you...
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • Republican Party of Virginia 2013 State Convention

    03/01/2013 12:26:31 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 6 replies
    http://www.rpv.org ^ | 3/1/2013 | RPV
    Republican Party Of Virginia via kwout
  • Government workers anxious about furloughs, sequestration, effects of bashing (Pity party...)

    03/01/2013 9:13:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/28/13 | Marc Fisher
    -snip- For most of their lives, federal workers in Mantua say, having “United States Treasury” atop their paycheck meant security, pride and a sense of mission. Things change: Now it means having to defend yourself against arguments, from strangers and even from your own relatives, that you’re an overpaid and underworked leech.
  • Will Dems’ budget blackmail strategy backfire?

    03/01/2013 6:39:27 AM PST · by Moseley · 9 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | March 1, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    “Buy this magazine or the dog gets it!” screamed the National Lampoon magazine cover for January 1973, showing a gun to a dog’s head. Today, President Barack Obama is nakedly threatening to harm the country and the American people if he has to slow spending. Democrats have a gun to the heads of American families. They are threatening to pull the trigger if they have to give up their spending addiction. While these tactics are old, they are not normally acted out so poorly. What’s new is that Obama is being so obvious that everyone is noticing. The Democrats are...
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell sides with business over conservatives

    02/28/2013 11:01:10 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    "Conservative" does not mean the same thing as "pro-business," as Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has demonstrated. McDonnell -- whose three-year record is mostly characterized by conservative policies -- this week won the largest tax hike in state history and a package of new spending on transportation. Cheering him on was Virginia's business lobby. The tax-hike-and-roads package fits well into a pattern of McDonnell veering from his conservative principles when the business lobby wants more government. McDonnell, for instance, has subsidized favored businesses and industries through tax credits and special incentives. Also, Virginia's dependence on the military-industrial complex and the "Beltway...
  • Under Fire: Gov McDonnell Uses Reagan To Defend His Transportation Tax Bill (RINO reeling)

    02/28/2013 6:29:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 27, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    This morning on "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL-FM in Washington DC, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) used the memory of Ronald Reagan to give himself cover for a tax increase he helped engineer. Once considered a strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, McDonnell has found himself under increasing scrutiny from allies on the right for a tax-laden transportation bill that was approved by Virginia's legislature this weekend, despite opposition from many Republicans, including the presumptive GOP nominee to succeed McDonnell, tea-party favorite Ken Cuccinelli.
  • Pizza shop offers 15 percent off for gun owners

    02/28/2013 6:28:31 AM PST · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | John Roberts
    A pizza shop owner had a strong desire to show his support for the first amendment even if it means losing out on profit. A Virginia Beach, Virginia, pizza shop owner, is showing support for the rights to carry firearms by giving gun owners a discount of 15 percent on their order. Jay Laze, who is the owner of All Around Pizzas and Deli, has received media attention for his novel idea. In order to get the discount, customers have to either bring their weapon or they can present their permit to carry concealed weapons at the time of purchase.
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Charge dropped against 10-year-old who carried toy gun on school bus

    02/26/2013 5:33:32 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2013 | Donna St. George and Allison Klein
    Three weeks after a 10-year-old Alexandria boy was arrested for showing a toy gun to another student on a school bus, prosecutors dropped charges against the child Tuesday and his record was scrubbed clean. “We did not feel it was appropriate or productive to proceed with criminal prosecution and believe the matter can be best handled administratively within the school system,” said Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney S. Randolph Sengel. The child’s mother, Nakicha Gilbert, said that she was glad her son’s courtroom travails had ended but that “it should’ve never happened” in the first place. The fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary...
  • Romney and the Senate Candidates

    02/26/2013 10:39:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    This David Weigel post on Friday reminded me that I should use the final election data to check a point I’d talked a fair amount about right after the election: that Romney ran ahead of the Republican Senate candidates in tightly contested races. My AEI colleague Caroline Kitchens went to the official state election-result sites and pulled the numbers, which are better than what we had in mid-November.In Wisconsin, Virginia, and Texas, Romney ran just barely ahead of Tommy Thompson (by 0.03 percent), George Allen (0.3 percent), and Ted Cruz (0.7 percent), respectively.In Nebraska, Ohio, and Arizona, Romney ran...
  • Bob McDonnell’s Bad Transportation Deal (A terrible legacy for the State of Virginia)

    02/26/2013 6:38:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2013 | The Editors
    What is it with Republicans and transportation bills? The pork-packed 2005 highway bill, which included the infamous Alaskan “Bridge to Nowhere,” was the fiscal low point of the Bush-Hastert years, and now Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has decided that his legacy to the commonwealth will be a gigantic tax increase to fund billions of dollars’ worth of dubious transportation projects. Politics is about tradeoffs and compromise, inevitably, but this is a bad deal on most counts. There are two ways to judge the deal Governor McDonnell has cut. For those who take the inerrantist Norquistian view that any tax increase...
  • Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell Thinks You’re an Idiot

    02/26/2013 5:12:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | February 25, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    On Friday, March 15, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Bob McDonnell will go to CPAC and address the Faith & Freedom Coalition Prayer Breakfast. For those of you who attend this event, you will be sitting staring at a liar. If you are a conservative, remember Bob McDonnell thinks you’re an idiot. That’s the only explanation I can think of for what just happened in Virginia this week. That, and that McDonnell is an unprincipled fake conservative whose promises are without value, an exemplar of the kind of big government pro-tax Republican who ruined the party’s stature with fiscal conservatives.
  • Mark Levin goes after Bob McDonnell [over massive tax hike, title shortened for length]

    02/26/2013 5:05:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    Mofo Politics.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | MofoPolitics.com
    “I am going to fight every single Republican politician that participated in this disgraceful disaster…” Mark Levin Show February 25.Audio
  • USAF Photo of the Evening: Deterrent Extraordinaire

    02/25/2013 3:49:20 PM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 45 replies
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | June 16, 2005 | USAF Staff Sgt. Eric T. Sheler
    U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber sitting on the flight line at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, USA. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-200905.htm (medium, large) The Photographer  Staff Sgt. Eric T. Sheler, United States Air Force  
  • Gun Control Activist Who Was Shot at VaTech: ‘College Campuses Actually One of the Safest Places

    02/25/2013 2:07:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/25/13 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - Colin Goddard, who was shot several times in the Virginia Tech shooting massacre and now works as assistant director of federal legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said Friday that college campuses are “one of the safest places you can be in this country.” “College campuses are actually one of the safest places you can be in this country. People aged between 18 and 24 who live on college campuses are one of the constituencies that are least likely to ever get hit by bullet, and if you live anywhere else but a campus, that...
  • Uncle Sam's 4th Sticky Bun: Administration scares taxpayers to avoid budget cuts

    02/25/2013 8:34:11 AM PST · by Moseley · 6 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Will President Obama’s sequester interrupt government services you depend on? The media runs alarmist stories about how average Americans will suffer if Uncle Sam has to pass up a fourth sticky bun for breakfast. Politicians often panic the public to keep the money flowing. Washington is warning of three-hour delays at airports. Remember: Democrats insisted on requiring airport security screeners to be federal employees. So now you must support Democratic spending plans or else. Since 2008, federal spending has increased by $800 billion per year. The looming sequester will shave off $100 billion per year. Washington will still be spending...