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  • Margaret Thatcher: The grandchildren in the US who share the Iron Lady’s spirit

    04/11/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/11/13 | Jon Swaine, in Dallas, Texas and Raf Sanchez in Richmond, Virginia
    As they perused the well-stocked aisles of their local shop, the wealthy residents of Highland Park were charmed by the polite and handsome young man behind the counter. They had no idea, however, that this former high school American football star was upholding a family tradition that began 100 years ago in the English town of Grantham, some 5,000 miles away. Michael Thatcher, the only grandson of the grocer’s daughter who became the world’s most powerful woman, now serves customers at a store and pharmacy in Texas. Like his great-grandfather Alfred Roberts before him, Mr Thatcher works long shifts while...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 11,2013

    04/11/2013 2:54:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 11, 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! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Cho's Chains and Klebold's Correspondence Still Matter

    04/10/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT · by IChing · 5 replies ^ | 4/10/13 | Donald Joy
    I know I’m not the only one who remembers how, almost exactly 6 years ago at Virginia Tech, mass-murderer Seung-Hui Cho chained and padlocked the doors to an academic building shut. That was so that he could effectively trap his numerous (32 killed and 23 wounded) , defenseless victims inside – except for the handful who managed to breach and exit second story windows, suffering injuries from falling to the ground – and to keep the responding police outside for long, crucial minutes while he conducted his murderous rampage. Cho knew he’d face no armed opponent once he had his...
  • Mark Levin EXPLODES: An up or down vote on the 2nd Amendment is unconstitutional!

    04/09/2013 6:28:10 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mark R. Levin
    Mark Levin is very angry about the Democrats and Republicans teaming up to 're-write' the 2nd Amendment. He calls upon Americans to contact their senators. God bless Mark Levin. Click excerpt link for audio ->
  • You're Invited! D.C. Chapter's 15th Annual Freep of White House Correspondents Dinner 4/27/13

    04/09/2013 12:44:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Kristinn
    On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the D.C. Chapter of will hold our 15th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.As always, we are inviting FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us as we greet FRiends and foes alike from the media-political-entertainment complex as they make their way to the dinner.Last year's theme was "Breitbart Is Here" in tribute to the recently departed Andrew Breitbart.The Hollywood Reporter wrote abour our freep that same evening.(Free Republic thread here.)Photo by Paul Bond, The Hollywood ReporterThis year, we'll be dedicating the freep to Doctor Raoul, who passed away last...
  • The Warmist Crisis [Global Warming Becomes a Hot Topic]

    04/09/2013 5:36:47 AM PDT · by Moseley · 13 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | April 9, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Warmist conspiracy has reached a critical point, with doubters in the establishment speaking out. One of Sweden's top climatologists now admit global temperatures have barely changed (translated from Swedish): "The Earth appears to have cooling properties that exceeds the previous thought ones, and that computer models are inadequate to try to foretell a chaotic object like the climate, where actual observation is the only way to go." In March, a scientific study "Orbital forcing of tree-ring data" found that global warming is caused by that big yellow thing in the sky. Earth's orbit varies over the centuries. Changing distance...
  • Seven Hundred Retired Military Special Ops Tell Congress to Form Select Committee on Benghazi

    04/07/2013 6:01:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 4/7/13 | Kerry Picket
    Seven hundred retired Military Special Operations professionals from the organization "Special Operations Speaks" sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to support H.Res 36, which will create a House Select Committee to investigate last September’s deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. “It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries,” the letter states. It continues further, "Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Sunday Apr 7 on FOX 1:00 PM ET

    04/03/2013 8:22:39 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 87 replies
    It's Martinsville! News updates from the past race: Denny Hamlin out at least 5 more weeks; Mark Martin will be driving for him.
  • Virginia Builds $1 Million “Super” Bus Stop [which can shelter only 15 people]

    04/07/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies ^ | April 4, 2013 | Tiffany Kaiser
    It expects to build 23 more at over $900,000 a piece The city of Arlington just recently opened an impressive bus stop with a not-so-impressive price tag of $1 million. The “super stop” in Arlington, Virginia is unlike any other bus stop. It has a custom designed roof made of glass and steel; a wall of etched glass; heaters in the floor; gorgeous landscaping, and concrete/stainless steel benches. The bus stop has 10-inch high curbs, 90 feet of concrete and can shelter 15 people at a time while waiting for buses to arrive – all at a cost of $1...
  • Woman 'who bought Renoir for $7 at flea market' faces FBI investigation .... painting was stolen

    04/07/2013 7:12:27 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 7, 2013 | NINA GOLGOWSK
    A Virginia woman claiming to have purchased Renoir painting for $7 at a flea market has been unmasked and is now under FBI investigation after it emerged the painting was stolen in 1951. Marcia 'Martha' Fuqua from Loudon County, Virginia, had tried to remain anonymous and said she purchased the painting simply for its frame and had no special ‘understanding of art.’ But it has now emerged that the painting 'On the Shore of The Seine' was reported stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951, according to the Washington Post. The FBI seized the painting late last year...
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,Ray Charles Friday,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 5, 2013

    04/05/2013 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 5,2013 | 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! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • State Gas Taxes Head Higher (Here are the states with highest/lowest gasoline taxes/gallon)

    04/04/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/04/2013 | KEITH JOHNSON
    Maryland's decision last month to raise its gasoline tax highlights a trend taking shape across the country: States are increasingly opting to raise gas taxes and other fees to fund road repairs and maintenance. Gasoline consumption is down nationwide, thanks to more fuel-efficient vehicles and the slow pace of the economic recovery. Gas taxes also have mostly stayed constant in nominal terms, even as the cost of road repairs and construction rises in line with inflation or faster. The combination means money for roads—usually drawn from gas taxes—is increasingly falling short of what is needed. The gas-tax increases come on...
  • Mark Leivn Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 4,2013

    04/04/2013 2:46:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 4,2013 | 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! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Terry McAuliffe on business ventures: ‘Some work, some don’t’ (Virginia Governor's Race)

    04/04/2013 1:16:48 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies Virginia Bureau ^ | 4-4-2013 | Kenric Ward
    April 4, 2013 Terry McAuliffe on business ventures: ‘Some work, some don’t’ IN HAPPIER DAYS: Terry McAuliffe touted his “MyCar” electric vehicle last year. But this and other images have been stripped from his GreenTech Automotive website.By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.orgFREDERICKSBURG – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe says he’s “proud” of his entrepreneurial background, but acknowledged this week that “some businesses work, some don’t.”McAuliffe’s statement came in the wake of more questions about his GreenTech Automotive venture in Mississippi. Asked by a Washington Examiner reporter about the project, which has failed to live up to its billing as a job...
  • Suspected victim of hate crime charged with setting fires, painting racial slurs on his own home

    04/04/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Stoat · 22 replies
    A Petersburg minister whose Chesterfield County house was set on fire last month and sparked a potential hate crime probe has been charged with setting the fires himself. Chesterfield police arrested and charged Olander D. Cuthrell, 41, of the 7800 block of Little Ridge Court, on two counts of felony arson. Cuthrell is a minister at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg. At about 4:30 a.m. on March 15, police were called to Cuthrell's residence where it was reported that a car and a porch were on fire. Both fires were extinguished and no one was injured. A racial slur...
  • No Abortion Funding in 'Obamacare' Health Exchanges, Virginia Decides

    04/04/2013 10:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2013 | By Napp Nazworth
    The Virginia House and Senate voted Wednesday to ban abortion coverage in insurance plans sold through the health care exchange that will be set up in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." The amendment was proposed by the state's governor, Bob McDonnell. Senate Democrats were hoping to block the measure, but failed when two Democrats joined Republicans to move the amendment forward, according to NBC Washington. The state had already passed a similar amendment in 2011 but a new amendment was necessary because Virginia opted to let the federal government set up the exchange rather than set up...
  • Police: Va. Minister Painted Racial Slurs on House Before Setting It On Fire

    04/04/2013 8:27:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    CBS Local DC ^ | April 4, 2013
    <p>CHESTERFIELD, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — A minister at a Virginia church faces charges of setting his house and car in Chesterfield County on fire.</p> <p>Chesterfield County police had investigated the fires as a possible hate crime because a racial slur had been painted on the house. Police believe 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell, who is black, painted the slurs on his home before he set it on fire.</p>
  • Feds look closer at cash source in McAuliffe car scam (McAuliffe and Hillary's brother)

    April 3, 2013 Feds look closer at cash source in McAuliffe car scam By Kenric Ward | GONE AND DOWNSIZED: Though it’s still listed as their corporate address, GreenTech Automotive and Gulf Coast Funds Management moved out of their spacious headquarters office next to the Ritz Carlton in McLean. (Photo: Pamela Mullin) MCLEAN, Va. — A federal program that awards U.S. citizenship to foreigners in exchange for business investments is under increasing scrutiny as the assets of a Chicago company were frozen by the Securities and Exchange Commission.A Watchdog investigation found that Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and...
  • One Congressman, Rand Paul, the GOP and What Ails American Politics

    04/04/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | Ron Fournier
    “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it,” Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia griped over lunch last month at the GOP-run Capitol Hill Club. “All I did was agree to fly aboard Air Force One and talk to the president and for that I got …” “Hammered,” said Chris Connelly, chief of staff to the Republican lawmaker. “Hammered,” repeated Rigell. “Hammered by my own people.” Before we could finish our conversation about the dangers of moderation in modern-day politics, Rigell’s cell phone vibrated on the white-clothed table. “It’s Rand Paul,” he said, jumping up from his chair to take a...
  • The Coming Global Warming Voter Backlash

    04/04/2013 4:35:03 AM PDT · by Moseley · 27 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | April 4, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    News is breaking out all over: global warming stopped 20 years ago. A political earthquake has resulted from a feature story in the Economist magazine because the Economist used to be a consistent cheerleader for global warming activism. Doubts about global warming used to be censored by its London editors, one reporter confided to Stephen Hayward. So what will voters do to Democrat candidates in 2014 and 2016 when the former realize that the Democratic Party was lying to them? Is it time to run away from the issue for Democrats, journalists, and Hollywood personalities? While our economy is struggling...
  • Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2013: Full list

    04/03/2013 3:38:24 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies ^ | April 1, 2013 | Moneyrates
    Didn't see your state on the lists of Best States to Make a Living or Worst States to Make a Living? Find it below in the full 50-state rankings. Again, these rankings are based on an analysis that considered: •Average wage and unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics •Cost of living data from C2ER (formerly ACCRA) •State tax rate information from •The Workplace Environment rankings from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll Going from best to worst, here is how all 50 U.S. states ranked for 2013:
  • National Association of Gun Rights targets Eric Cantor

    04/03/2013 9:46:10 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 1 replies
    The National Association of Gun Rights are running this ad in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's district in Virginia accusing him of wanting to pass President Obama's gun control agenda. Click the excerpt link below to view the ad and please share it with any of your Virginian friends.
  • Rand Paul backed group attacks Republicans

    04/03/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 32 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party favorite and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is raising money for a conservative gun rights group that’s targeting fellow Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. And when one congressman complained, the message from Paul’s camp was: too bad. The Kentucky Republican has lent his name to fundraising pitches for the National Association for Gun Rights, a group that says the National Rifle Association is too willing to compromise on gun rights. The group has blitzed the districts of Virginia Republicans Cantor and Rep. Scott Rigell with $50,000 worth of TV and radio ads accusing...
  • Two suspected of most Eastern Shore (VA) arsons

    04/03/2013 3:53:12 AM PDT · by fredhead · 4 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 3, 2013 | Margaret Matray & Sarah Hutchins
    ACCOMACK COUNTY Five months. A total of 77 arsons, with two more attempted. More than 1,200 hotline tips. An investigation that involved 12 volunteer fire departments, Virginia State Police, the Accomack County Sheriff's Office, and state and federal agencies. After all of it, police charged a couple Tuesday in an overnight blaze and said additional charges are expected soon. Police said they are confident the two are responsible for a majority of the fires set since November. Tonya Susan Bundick, 40, and Charles R. Smith III, 38, also known as Charles Applegate, both of Parksley, are charged with one count...
  • Maryland Senate approves gas tax increase; gun-control bill survives House panel’s fight

    04/01/2013 6:13:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis
    Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the first increase in the state’s gas tax in 20 years, acting to replenish a transportation fund that is rapidly running out of money for highway construction and long-planned mass-transit projects. Under the bill, which passed the Senate 27 to 20, motorists can expect to pay between 13 and 20 cents more per gallon by mid-2016, according to legislative analysts. The increase would be phased in, with the first bump of about 4 cents a gallon coming in July. The legislation, which transportation officials say would yield $4.4 billion for new projects over...
  • Deadly Pileup In South-West VA (Fancy Gap Mt. Multiple Car Collisions Alert)

    03/31/2013 7:21:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/31/2013 | BBC News
    They said there were 17 separate crashes within a distance of one mile (1.6km) on Interstate 77 near the base of Fancy Gap Mountain. The accidents began shortly after 13:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Sunday, when there was heavy fog in the area. It was reportedly the most deadly of several similar pile-ups since 1997. Queues of traffic in southbound lanes near the scene of the crashes stretched for eight miles, police said. "This mountain is notorious for fog banks," said Glen Sage of the American Red Cross office in the town of Galax. "They have advance signs warning...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Friday,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 29,2013

    03/29/2013 3:04:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 29, 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! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • FRC Action PAC Endorses AG Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of VA

    03/29/2013 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2013 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS FRC Action PAC Endorses Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia March 29, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to the Family Research Council, endorses Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia. Tony Perkins, president of FRC Action, made the following statement: "I am pleased to announce our enthusiastic support for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for governor of the state of Virginia. Federal and state governments have grown so large that our citizens are losing not only...
  • Legislating from the Bench on Gay Marriage

    03/29/2013 4:29:43 AM PDT · by Moseley · 14 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | March 28, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    A political legislature known as the U.S. Supreme Court held a purely-legislative hearing about homosexual marriage on March 26. The hearing debated raw policy preferences and speculated about benefits for and against homosexual marriage. To anyone trained in the law, it violated almost every law and rule of the U.S. Supreme Court. Only a lawyer willing to 'tell' on his profession can reveal how disturbing was the High Court's oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry. The case concerns the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 referendum defining marriage as the joining of a man and a woman. Generally liberal California voted...
  • Marine colonel speaks about women in combat

    03/28/2013 7:19:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies ^ | March 22, 2013 | Dianna Cahn
    NORFOLK Even before the secretary of defense announced that the military would rescind the ban on women in combat roles, the Marine Corps was already devising a set of standards to determine who is capable of doing those jobs. This summer, the Corps will begin testing male and female Marines and correlating the results to determine the best measure of who is physically eligible to serve in combat units. The Pentagon's decision in January was hailed by many who believe that women who can meet military standards for combat jobs should be allowed to serve. Marine Corps Col. Susan Seaman...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 28,2013

    03/28/2013 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 28, 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! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • 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 ^ | 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! 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! 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),...