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  • 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...
  • Fairfax Police Search for 5-Year-Old Cameron Serafin - Felony Arrest Warrant for Mother Issued

    04/12/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 12, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cameron Serafin, 5 years old. Contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. (CNSNews.com) – Police in Fairfax, Va., are searching for 5-year-old Cameron Serafin, who may be in danger and whose hair apparently has been dyed dark brown (from natural blond) to change his appearance. A felony arrest warrant for his mother has been issued and it is believed that she is traveling out west with the boy. Cameron Serafin, who is 3-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 40 pounds, was supposed to have been returned to his father on Monday, Apr. 8, and police believe he is in the company of...
  • Message board post preceded NRV mall shooting(shoots two, calls the shot first)

    04/12/2013 5:38:30 PM PDT · by AppyPappy · 24 replies
    Crews were called to the mall minutes after a user identifying himself as MacInnis posted a message on the Internet board 4chan.org implying that he was about to fire a shotgun inside the mall. The user posted a picture of the New River Valley Mall entrance near New River Community College on the board at 1:52 p.m, saying “It’s time,” along with a link to the local police scanner feed.
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Friday,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 12,2013

    04/12/2013 2:56:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 12, 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
  • Strassel: Terry McAuliffe's Solyndra

    04/12/2013 12:27:13 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    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...
  • 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 FreeRepublic.com! 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
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 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 FreeRepublic.com 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
    dailytech.com ^ | 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 FreeRepublic.com! 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 FreeRepublic.com! 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
    Watchdog.org 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 | Watchdog.org 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
    MoneyRates.com ^ | 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 Tax-Rates.org •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
    YOUTUBE ^ | NAGR
    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
    POLITICO ^ | KATE NOCERA
    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...