Showing posts from January, 2013

How Did This Tiny American Flag Land a Military Veteran in Trouble?

THEBLAZE.COM 3 Hours Ago How Did This Tiny American Flag Land a Military Veteran in Trouble? by Jason Howerton Tyler Barge describes himself as a proud military veteran. He was deployed to Afghanistan for nine months in 2011 where he served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He just returned home in March of 2012. So, you can imagine his disgust when management at his apartment complex ordered him to remove the small American flag he had stuck into a pot of dirt on his patio. copy and paste this link, “I like to keep a flag on display in honor of those who have died fighting for our freedom,” Barge, 22, told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview on Thursday. “I had the privilege of coming home and they didn’t. I try to do what I can to keep their memory alive.” “I saw the flag flying in Afghanistan, it’d be nice to see it flying here too,” he added. Barge said he received a notice from Riverwalk Apartments in Salem, Va. on Wednesday ordering hi

Senate Votes on Paul Amendment to Prevent Sale of F-16s to Egypt

PAUL.SENATE.GOV 3 Hours Ago Senate Votes on Paul Amendment to Prevent Sale of F-16s to Egypt WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate today voted on a series of amendments to H.R.325, the debt limit bill. Included in the amendment votes was one introduced by Sen. Rand Paul that would prohibit the U.S. government from selling F-16 military aircraft, M1 tanks, and similar military weapons to the Egyptian government. The amendment failed, 79-19. Prior to the vote, Sen. Paul took to the Senate floor to discuss his amendment. Below is video and transcript of his speech. CLICK HERE TO WATCH SEN. PAUL DISCUSS HIS AMENDMENT TRANSCRIPT:I rise today to present legislation that would stop the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Egypt. I think it particularly unwise to send tanks and our most sophisticated fighter planes to Egypt at a time at which many are saying the country may be unraveling. Ironically, a year ago the Arab spring occurred. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir

Al Gore book tour of shame - former VP hammered over Al Jazeera sale

CAINTV.COM 2 Hours Ago Al Gore book tour of shame - former VP hammered over Al Jazeera sale by Robert Laurie By ROBERT LAURIE - Even left-wing media stalwarts can see the hypocrisy When Al Gore sold Current TV to Al Jazeera for half a billion dollars, eyebrows were raised. After all, Al Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar - among the biggest of the "big oil" nations. The fact that Gore was amassing such profit by selling his environmentalist network to a major oil producer was an irony not lost on conservatives. The assumption was that those on the right would be the only ones who cared. It was easy to imagine that the usual left-wing media allies would ignore the hypocrisy and move on. Gore would sell out, collect his cash, and no one would notice. However, it's starting to look as though the former Vice President may not be enjoying the kind of fawning support to which he's grown accustomed. Over the last few days, he's appeared on multiple

Are you ready for Senator Geraldo

HOTAIR.COM 2 Hours Ago Are you ready for Senator Geraldo? posted at 4:31 pm on January 31, 2013 by Allahpundit Boy, I sure am. If there’s one thing the GOP needs now, it’s another senator who’s famously soft on immigration. Imagine these words ringing off the walls in the Senate chamber: “[A]ny Latino who votes for a Republican or a Democrat who opposes rational immigration reform is an Uncle Tom.” He’ll make a fine third in the McCain/Graham alliance. “I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife … but I am and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker.”… “I’m not going to drill this out, because obviously I’ve got commitments to Fox and to here at the radio program and I’m really having a great time,” Rivera added. “But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it.

Rand Paul planning Round 2 against TSA

POLITICO.COM 3 Hours Ago Rand Paul planning Round 2 against TSA Sen. Rand Paul is not giving up his fight to get the government off the front lines of airport security. The Kentucky Republican said in an interview that he plans to refile legislation that would drastically scale back the Transportation Security Administration’s reach by privatizing security screening operations at airports and creating a series of passenger protections. Continue Reading Text Size “I think we are going to,” Paul said when asked if he would take another crack at the oft-criticized agency. “We have two different bills, one to privatize the TSA and then we have another one which is a passenger bill of rights.” As a policy, the TSA does not comment on proposed legislation. It declined to comment on Paul’s plans. For Paul, TSA reform is personal. He drew viral media attention for resisting a TSA pat-down in 2012, which caused him to miss a speech at the March for Life rally. Following that inci

Dumb Decisions

Thursday, January 31st Dumb Decisions "We've done a lot of dumb things over the course of history as a nation," Sean said kicking off Thursday's show. "The government borrowing 46 cents for every dollar, not tapping into our oil resources in this country - politicians are dumb. They're power hungry," said Sean. "I wouldn't say everyone is dumb, but there are certainly people who are not aware. There are people in this country who are in a hypnotic trance who are unaware of events around them. There are people who are suseptible to propaganda, dist

News Alert: Congress approves plan to temporarily suspend debt limit

Breaking News from The Washington Post Congress approves plan to temporarily suspend debt limit Thursday, January 31, 2013 4:11:41 PM National News Alert Congress approves plan to temporarily suspend debt limit Congress gave final approval Thursday to a plan to temporarily suspend the legal cap on the $16.4 trillion national debt, lifting the threat of a government default until early August. The measure, approved by the Senate 64-34 Thursday, now goes to President Obama for his signature. Without congressional action, the administration had predicted that the Treasury would run out money to pay the nation's bills by early March. The House passed the bill last week. Read more at:

NRO Digest: The GOP should speak up about women in combat

NRO Newsletters . . . NRO Digest   January 31, 2013 Today on National Review Online . . . THE EDITORS : The GOP should speak up about women in combat. AWOL Republicans .  VICTOR DAVIS HANSON : The bipartisan agreement about America's role in the world is coming to a close. War Is Like Rust .        CONRAD BLACK : Some thoughts on Inaugural Week.  The Obama-Clinton Credibility Gap .     ARTUR DAVIS : Republicans need to make the case to Americans that conservatism advances their interests. Reaching the Valleys . CHARLES C. W. COOKE : The New York senator uses a dreadful analogy to advance his gun-control argument. Schumer's False Fire AVIK ROY : What a middle ground on abortion could look like.   Pro-Choice and Pro-Life . ANDREW STILES : The defense secretary nominee will face some tough questions.  Hagel vs. the Committee JIM TALENT : If the former senator thinks we should change

Politics Afternoon Edition: Hagel defends record at confirmation hearing; Sen. Menendez quietly reimbursed donor for trips

Politics Afternoon Edition from The Washington Post Did you miss something on the campaign trail today? View on the Web . Thursday, January 31, 2013 HEADLINES Hagel defends record at confirmation hearing The former Republican senator provided a detailed rebuttal to criticism that he has faced in recent weeks, including allegations that he is too dovish on Iran and eager to slash defense spending. » Read full article Sen. Menendez quietly reimbursed donor for trips Sen. Robert Menendez's (D-N.J.) office says he reimbursed a prominent Florida political donor on Jan. 4 for the full cost of two of three trips Menendez took on the donor's plane to the Dominican Republic in 2010. » Read full article Hagel asked to explain why Ir