Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $25,598
29%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 29% is IN!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

US: Virginia (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Howard Phillips, RIP

    04/23/2013 3:07:20 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.garynorth.com ^ | April 22, 2013 | http://www.garynorth.com
    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...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 23,2013

    04/23/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 23, 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
  • Voter ID Laws: Why Democrats Are Scared

    04/22/2013 3:25:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies
    http://www.policymic.com ^ | 2013-04-02 | Darcy Kempa
    States are implementing laws requiring voters to produce photo identification (ID). Democrats are fighting these initiatives claiming voter disenfranchisement. Are Democrats supporting voter fraud? Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a Republican, signed into law a requirement for voters to provide a photo ID in order to vote. The law provides free photo ID cards to registered voters and requires notifying voters of the requirement prior to the next election. The law takes into account the need to prevent voter fraud and provides state voters with free photo IDs if they do not already possess one. While the law seems to be...
  • Virginia Plane Crash: 'Air Force General' Dies

    04/20/2013 10:19:11 AM PDT · by Fennie · 67 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 20, 2013
    A pilot who died when his light aircraft crashed just a few metres away from a house was reportedly a US Air Force general.
  • New Private Rocket Set to Launch Today After Delays (Antares)

    04/21/2013 9:06:48 AM PDT · by kingu · 34 replies
    Space.com ^ | 21 April 2013 Time: 07:34 AM ET | Tariq Malik
    A U.S. spaceflight company is hoping the third time's the charm in order to launch a brand-new rocket into space on its maiden flight today (April 21). After two delayed launched attempts, the privately built Antares rocket is once again poised to blast off from a seaside pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Liftoff is set for 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the Antares rocket launch live on SPACE.com beginning 4:30 p.m. ET (2030 GMT), courtesy of NASA's webcast.
  • Flashback: FBI Training Manual Purged References to Islamic Terror

    04/20/2013 5:30:32 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Apr 2013 | Kerry Picket
    Many are wondering why the FBI overlooked the potential danger posed by now-deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 after they interviewed him. According to reports, the bureau failed to find any incriminating evidence of terrorist ties. "As first reported by CBS News correspondent Bob Orr, the FBI interviewed Tsarnaev, the elder brother of at-large bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, at the request of a foreign government to see if he had any extremist ties, but failed to find any linkage." "Both Tsarnaev brothers were legal permanent residents of the U.S. There is no evidence so far that either brother...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surges to top of GOP 2016 list

    04/20/2013 11:07:21 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April18, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    He doesn't get the attention of the Sunday talk shows, or Washington's political elite, but the Midwest's dragon slayer, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is emerging in some Republican circles as the surprising favorite to win the GOP nomination for president in 2016. Untainted by scandal, far from Washington's voter-frustrating gridlock, and reinvigorated by his victory over foes who staged a recall vote, the conservative Walker is also viewed as the best candidate to sop up the Midwest white vote which, had Mitt Romney done better there, would have catapulted him into the Oval Office. But the best part in the...
  • VIDEO: Naked man surprises motorists on Prince William Parkway

    04/19/2013 8:04:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    InsideNoVa.com ^ | April 19, 2013 | InsideNoVa
    Commuters got quite a distraction from rush hour traffic Friday on Prince William Parkway near Interstate 95 – a naked man jumping on the hood of a car. Yes, you read that right. Police said the man was on the I-95 overpass near the commuter lot, and was quickly arrested. One witness on InsideNoVa’s Facebook page said others drivers couldn’t miss it. “He was bouncing up and down and I swear … smacking the middle of his chest,” the witness wrote. Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said the man was under the influence of narcotics and “acting irrational.” The...
  • Mark Levin Show, Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 19, 2013

    04/19/2013 2:48:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 144 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 19, 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
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 18,2013

    04/18/2013 2:51:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 18, 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
  • South Carolina GOP Rep. Eviscerates Claims That Voter ID Laws Are Racist During Hearing

    04/17/2013 7:09:21 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/17/2013 | Noah Rothman
    During a hearing into the constitutionality of voter identification laws enacted across the country, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) tore into claims by the Department of Justice that those laws were racially discriminatory. In the space of five minutes, Gowdy knocked down the claims, one by one, that a voter ID law passed in South Carolina in 2011 discriminated against African-Americans or was dissimilar to laws the Justice Department had cleared in a variety of other states. Gowdy began by noting that, when the Palmetto State’s voter identification law was passed, a third of the state’s congressional delegation were African-American; former...
  • Upper Bow Section Placed on Gerald R. Ford Carrier

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Monday a milestone in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) with the addition of the ship’s upper bow section at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) in Virginia. The upper bow completes the ship’s flight deck and extends the overall length of the carrier to its full size, which measures 1,106 feet. “Placement of the upper bow gives our entire shipbuilding team a great sense of accomplishment,” said Rolf Bartschi, NNS’ vice president, CVN 78 carrier construction. “We have now structurally erected the flight deck to its full length.” The 787 metric...
  • Antares rocket looks to lift Wallops to new heights

    04/16/2013 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies
    AP (via PilotOnline.com) ^ | 04/15/2013 | Brock Vergakis
    On one of Virginia's small barrier islands, a NASA facility that operates in relative obscurity outside scientific circles is preparing to be thrust into the spotlight. On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station. If all goes as planned, the unmanned rocket's practice payload will be vaulted into orbit from Wallops Island before burning up in the atmosphere on its return to Earth several months later.... A successful launch would pave the way for Dulles-based Orbital to...
  • Roanoke Times: McAuliffe Needs To Come Clean On His Role At GreenTech

    04/16/2013 5:59:38 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    By itself, Terry McAuliffe’s failure to announce his resignation as chairman of GreenTech Automotive Inc. would not raise many eyebrows. But when the news was reported last week — four months after McAuliffe quietly resigned — it added to questions about the gubernatorial candidate’s ties to the electric car company he founded in 2009, and claims he has made about it on the campaign trail. McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee by default, promotes himself as a job-creating entrepreneur. He has used GreenTech to try to burnish that image. He should have a clear explanation why GreenTech chose Mississippi, not Virginia, for...
  • Marco Rubio catches Potomac Fever [Amnesty]

    04/15/2013 12:23:37 PM PDT · by Moseley · 51 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    It’s called Potomac Fever. Senator Marco Rubio – seduced by the establishment – is leading the charge for amnesty for illegal immigrants. Rubio took the April 14 Sunday news shows by storm. But the senator degenerated into pure political spin. First, Rubio claims that this plan is not amnesty, because trespassers have to “qualify.” How do they qualify? They fill out a form. And they have to continually steal a job from a U.S. citizen. They have to remain employed, while tens of millions of American citizens are out of work. They must pay taxes. But they can’t be turned...
  • NASA's Wallops Island prepares for the spotlight (Antares launch 17APR2013)

    04/14/2013 6:41:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    AP via YahooNews ^ | 13APR2013 | BROCK VERGAKIS
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — On one of Virginia's small barrier islands, a NASA facility that operates in relative obscurity outside scientific circles is preparing to be thrust into the spotlight. On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station. If all goes as planned, the unmanned rocket's practice payload will be vaulted into orbit from Wallops Island before burning up in the atmosphere on its return to Earth several months later. The goal of the launch isn't...
  • Virginia court upholds GPS tracking of suspect's vehicle

    09/10/2010 7:44:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Va. court upholds GPS tracking of suspect's vehicleBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: September 09, 2010 Richmond, Va. - The same GPS technology that motorists use to get directions can be used by police without a warrant to track the movements of criminal suspects on public streets, the Virginia Court of Appeals said yesterday. In a case that prompted warnings of Orwellian snooping by the government, the court unanimously ruled that Fairfax County police did nothing wrong when they planted a GPS device on the bumper of a registered sex offender's work van without obtaining a warrant. Police were investigating sexual...
  • Right to Work in Mexico Demanded for U.S Citizens in Light of Mexico's 4.7% Unemployment Rate

    04/13/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Moseley · 26 replies
    American Border Control | April 13, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    U.S. citizens should have a right to take jobs in Mexico under Marco Rubio’s immigration compromise, American Border Control is demanding. Florida Senator Marco Rubio and a ‘Gang of Eight’ liberal Senators are expected to announce a compromise on amnesty for illegal immigrants this week. Mexico’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 . 7 % in September 2012, reported England’s Financial Times on October 19, 2012, then dropped to 4 . 47 % in December. Yet U.S. citizens do not have the same right to work in Mexico as Marco Rubio, John McCain, and liberal Democrats are pushing for on behalf...
  • Theft of Obama’s teleprompter, lectern gets man 7-year prison term

    04/13/2013 7:55:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/11/13 | Justin Jouvenal
    It was no Republican plot, but someone made off with the teleprompter that has been the subject of conservative jokes about President Obama. Also stolen were the presidential seals. And Obama’s lectern. In fact, Eric Brown stole enough equipment from the office of the president that he could have staged his own presidential news conference — if he hadn’t pawned some of the gear at shops in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. In federal court in Virginia on Thursday, the Richmond man, 49, was sentenced to seven years in prison for brazenly taking a truck containing $200,000 worth of audio...
  • Terry McAuliffe's Solyndra

    04/13/2013 4:34:13 AM PDT · by Makana · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 13, 2013 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Turn over any green-energy rock, and wiggling underneath will be the usual creepy mix of political favoritism and taxpayer-funded handouts. Add to this the Clintons, Mississippi and a murky visa program, and you've got a particularly ripe political embarrassment for Terry McAuliffe. Everyone remember The Macker? Best Friend of Bill. Chairman of Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign. Famed money-tree shaker. Former Democratic Party chief. Failed 2009 contender for the Virginia governorship but now back as the party's nominee for that position in this fall's election. Oh—and in Mr. McAuliffe's words—"a Virginia businessman" intent on "creating jobs." Or at least that was...