HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Closing in on the yellow! Let's get 'er done! Thank you very much for your loyal support, Jim

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,014
Woo hoo!! And now over 88%!! Less than $10k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: battle

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Boehner and his allies prepare fall battle with conservative GOP critics

    09/16/2015 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns. That internal Republican feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government. The speaker’s lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives, who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they don’t like with Hill...
  • Abrahamson’s legal temper-tantrum cost taxpayers $150,000 (WI)

    08/24/2015 7:14:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-23-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Shirley Abrahamson’s legal fight to keep her job as the state Supreme Court’s chief justice has cost Wisconsin taxpayers $150,000. Abrahamson was the state’s top judge when Wisconsin voters in April approved a constitutional amendment allowing state Supreme Court justices to elect their chief, ending the state’s 126-year practice of determining the post on seniority alone. Later that month, the four conservative members of the seven-person court elected Justice Patience Roggensack as the court’s new chief justice. Abrahamson twice asked the federal district court to temporarily stop implementation of the amendment while her civil rights case proceeded....
  • Proof The Confederate Battle Flag is Not a Racist Flag.

    07/13/2015 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Republican1795. · 66 replies
    July 13, 2015. | Republican1795.
    There is definitive proof that the besieged Confederate Battle Flag is not and cannot in fact be a so called racist flag. A lot of people do not realize that there is definitive proof because they simply have not looked into the history as closely as they should. I discovered this important tidbit myself about fifteen years ago when I first looked into the topic of the so called Civil War / War Between the States / The War of Northern Aggression. Most people do not realize that different states seceded for different reasons and that they all did not...
  • World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    05/13/2013 1:16:46 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    The most extraordinary things about this truly incredible tale of World War II are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. 12th Armored Division under the command of Capt. John C. ‘Jack’ Lee Jr., liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter in the Tyrol, a special prison that housed various French VIPs, including the ex-prime ministers Paul Reynaud and Eduard Daladier and former commanders-in-chief...
  • WWII’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    01/19/2014 5:43:24 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 49 replies
    War history Online ^ | January 19, 2014
    Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American soldiers, French prisoners, and, yes, German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie. The most extraordinary things about Stephen Harding’s The Last Battle, a truly incredible tale of World War II, are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after...
  • World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    05/10/2015 1:08:52 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 87 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.12.134:45 AM ET | Andrew Roberts
    The most extraordinary things about Stephen Harding's The Last Battle, a truly incredible tale of World War II, are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. 12th Armored Division under the command of Capt. John C. ‘Jack’ Lee Jr., liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter in the Tyrol, a special prison that housed various French VIPs, including the ex-prime ministers Paul Reynaud and...
  • Next Obamacare Battle: 'Cadillac Tax'

    04/06/2015 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/6/15 | Jason Devaney
    The Obamacare "Cadillac tax," which will tax businesses for employee health plans that are above a certain level by 40 percent, could be the next big fight in the push to either repeal or change the Affordable Care Act. This particular piece of the Obamacare law will not go into effect until 2018, but it is already causing headaches for businesses as they put together employee benefit plans. Politico has an in-depth story about the "Cadillac tax," which will apply to individual health plans worth more than $10,200 and family plans worth more than $27,500. The current system in place...
  • Battle of the Bulge, Monopoly, and Escape

    12/23/2014 12:35:13 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 7 replies
    Self | December 23, 2014 | Self
    OK Neil – You are right. It was not until December 2008 that I found out that I no longer had to remain silent about the help I received from the Brits in Stalag IVB. I had been asked repeatedly the details of my escape on Friday the 13th of April 1945. Now I can answer. I GUESS SOMEDAY IT WOULD BE TOLD......I VOWED NOT TO EVER DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF MY ESCAPE...NOW "THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG"....YES, I HAD THE HELP DESCRIBED. (See below narrative) AT STALAG "IVB" I WAS LOCKED IN WITH 187 BRITISH NCO's. THERE...
  • When Napoleon Met His Waterloo!

    11/11/2014 3:02:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This is kinda interesting, seeing the English repel repeated assaults,  then the Prussians came-in from the east and hit the French flank: 'Every puppy has his day, everybody has to pay...' (click pic to play Stonewall Jackson) BritishBattles.com   Reddit   YouTube
  • WWII ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Shipwrecks Discovered Off North Carolina

    10/28/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 21, 2014
    A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant shipwrecks from World War II’s legendary “Battle of the Atlantic” just off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter it sank, named Bluefields, were found just a few hundred yards apart from each other approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina, according to NOAA.
  • Kurdish fighters from Turkey join battle to save Syrian Kurdish town from ISIS

    09/20/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-20-2014 | Laura Smith-Spark, Salma Abdelaziz and Yousuf Basil, CNN
    (CNN) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters from Turkey have arrived in the Syrian Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab to join a Kurdish militia group battling to hold off ISIS forces, activists said Saturday. Clashes continue in the area between the militia, called the People's Protection Unit (YPG,) and the ISIS fighters, according the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The latest ISIS advance in Syria has brought a swath of the country's north-central Kurdish region under siege, with Kurdish leaders warning of another humanitarian crisis without international intervention. The Syrian Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab, or Kobani as it is...
  • Ex-IAF Chief: Concept of 'Decisive Victory' Less Relevant Today

    08/31/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    Former IAF Chief Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry says, in a new article, that Israel needs to rethink the concepts of ‘deterrence’ and ‘decisive victory’, which are less relevant in today's assymetrical battlefields. “Limited-scale, asymmetrical conflicts have become the norm. All-out wars between states where both parties invest all of their national resources in an attempt to achieve a decisive victory have become less relevant,” writes Ivry, who is now President of Boeing Israel, in a paper for the BESA Center. “David Ben-Gurion’s conceptual trinity of ‘deterrence’, ‘early warning’ and ‘decisive victory’ is no longer fully valid,” he explains. “These...
  • The Battle for Ammunition Hill

    05/28/2014 6:50:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/28/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    One of the (if not THE) key battles for Jerusalem in 1967 was the battle for Ammunition Hill. Ammunition Hill, which we pass on our way to the Old City - it's probably a five-minute drive from our house - is a small hilltop which was a system of bunkers filled with weapons. The IDF had to conquer it in order to make it to the Old City of Jerusalem and the eastern part of the city. It sits practically on the green line. After the war, this song about the battle was written and performed by an IDF choir....
  • Ukrainian Donbas Battalion ambushed in Donetsk Oblast village; at least five killed

    05/23/2014 8:31:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Kiev Post ^ | 5-23-2014 | Mark Rachkevych
    Outnumbered six-to-one, at least one Ukrainian Donbas Volunteer Battalion member was killed and 20 were wounded in an ambush by 150-200 pro-Russian separatists in the village of Karlivka, 35 kilometers northwest of Donetsk, the quasi-military unit’s press center said. An unspecified number were captured, the press center added. Reporting from Karlivka, Agence France-Presse stated that at least four separatists were also killed in the same confrontation. The ambush took place around 6 a.m. on May 23 while the group was approaching a separatist-held checkpoint near a dam reservoir next to the village where usually “7-10 people stood guard,” Semyon Semenchenko,...
  • 'I Didn't Join to Be Sacrificed': U.S. Troops Fed Up with Risky Afghanistan Strategy

    02/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PST · by drypowder · 57 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11 Feb 2014 | Billy & Karen Vaughn
    U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are now forced to fight a two-fronted war. Before each deployment, these soldiers understand fully that day after day they will do battle against relentless terrorists with shifting loyalties and unspeakable hatred. But what none of them could have foreseen was the killing field that would open from their rear: the Continental United States. Our government’s incessant tightening of already restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement), compounded by the failed COIN (Counterinsurgency) strategy—also known as “winning hearts and minds”—has made an otherwise primitive enemy formidable. Our best and brightest come home in body bags as politicians and...
  • The Revolution is saved at Trenton...1776

    12/26/2013 5:24:15 AM PST · by XRdsRev · 5 replies
    self | Ernest Bower
    In the gloom of this holy Christmas night, a cold sleet fell. It was not a night for man nor beast but yet here they were. Huddled upon the banks of this frigid river, 2000 men contemplated their bleak fate. The past few months had gone very, very badly. Their hopes had been crushed time and again. The noble experiment in Liberty which had begun with such promise, had by this time deteriorated to the point where every day was a battle just to survive. Defeat after defeat, at places like Long Island, Harlem Heights, Fort Washington and White Plains...
  • React To Contact, Break Contact and Insurgent Operational Planning

    05/31/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    TSLRF ^ | 5/29/13 | Ryan
    React To Contact, Break Contact and Insurgent Operational Planning I talked about Battle Drills awhile back. Recently Max Velocity talked about Reacting to Contact. We label the steps differently but basically do the same thing. I will get into it a bit but do not feel the need to write it from memory or get fancy paraphrasing FM 7-8. Either you know how to do it and I'm wasting my time or you don't and me writing about it for a couple paragraphs will not fix the problem so I'm wasting my time. For those without an Infantry or Special...
  • Ultimate Destroyer Battle

    04/23/2013 11:23:16 AM PDT · by varmintman · 43 replies
    The US navy started WW-II with leftover destroyers. The destroyers we were building towards the end of WW-II were vastly more powerful. Two or three of them in groups would amount to something like the secondary (5") battery of an Iowa class battleship. This was with radar, radar fire control, and significant AA capabilities, along with torpedoes and depth charges. In the middle of the campaign to retake the Phillipines, there occurred one of the more astonishing stories I've ever read or heard, in which three such ships basically sailed into Ormoc Bay, and essentially fired off their entire ammo...
  • This "IS" the year of The Lord's favor don't give up but plow through in his love !

    04/13/2013 2:10:02 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 4-13-13 | Jedediah
    There will be a ministry rise up from out of these ashes for this "IS" the Sequoia you have been waiting for . Do you see my children there is no waste in my kingdom so use ALL and cast not out what I call Holy for each member has been given a cause and a calling and you are "ALL" my creation says The Lord for I am God and not man . So get along by "doing" my will for it "IS" the active branch I do NOT prune but the dormant fail and fall away . Seek...
  • The Republican Crisis (and the Nation’s)

    02/25/2013 10:05:11 PM PST · by Bratch · 4 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 25 2013 | James V DeLong
    Richard Fernandez, who writes as Belmont Club at PJMedia, has a good entry on the current state of the Republican Party. He riffs on Angelo Codevilla’s fine recent essay As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned, and adds to it his thoughts on the recent Rove-Gingrich exchange.Richard notes that the Democrats “have been the party of income transfers for a long time. Their political genius has been to define the beneficiaries to include themselves and all their constituents.”Now the Republican establishment wants to be: [T]he party of ‘me too’. Or more...
  • This Week In History: The Battle of Rorke's Drift

    01/20/2013 4:05:47 PM PST · by Argus · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/20/13 | Me
    This week, January 22-23 marks the 134th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift in Natal Province, South Africa. Everyone knows the story of the small company of Welsh troops from the 24th Regiment of Foot who held off a force of up to 4,000 Zulu warriors who outnumbered them twenty to one. I plan to celebrate the occasion tomorrow by viewing the classic movie of the siege starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine, made fifty years ago. It looks like there won't be anything else worth watching on TV that day anyway.
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • Battle in Benghazi as crowds attack militia blamed for US diplomat's death

    09/21/2012 6:19:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 9/21/12 | Chris Stephen
    Fierce fighting broke out on Friday night after crowds trying to storm the Benghazi base of a militia blamed for the death of US ambassador Chris Stevens came under fire. Earlier in the evening protesters calling for an end to militia rule had stormed the headquarters of the Islamic Ansar al-Sharia brigade in the city, setting fire to buildings after pushing past guards who fired in the air. But the protesters ran into a hail of fire when they moved south to storm a much larger secondary base of the militia, whose members are accused of the attack on the...
  • Wisconsin Could Be a Unique Presidential Battleground This Fall

    09/11/2012 9:00:24 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 10 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Sept. 11, 2012 | By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel
    In the aftermath of the conventions, two trends are conspiring to raise the presidential stakes in Wisconsin: the polling bounce Mitt Romney got in this state after picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, and Romney’s struggles elsewhere on the map, which make winning Wisconsin more important than ever to the GOP. And yes, things are heating up here
  • Celebrating the Miracle at Midway

    06/06/2012 5:13:11 PM PDT · by STD · 5 replies
    Padre Steve ^ | 06/06/2012 | George Gay
    Celebrating the Miracle at Midway It is hard to imagine now but in June of 1942 it seemed a good possibility that the Americans and British could be on the losing side of the Second World War. In June 1942 the Japanese onslaught in the Pacific appeared nearly unstoppable. The Imperial Navy stormed across the Pacific and Indian Oceans in the months after Pearl Harbor decimating Allied Naval forces that stood in their way.
  • The Battle Is The Lord's

    04/25/2012 1:02:04 AM PDT · by Frank Broom · 11 replies
    04-25-12 | Frank Broom
    The battle is not yours it's the Lord's. But, He has to fight your battle through you. He has given you a weapon and it's up to you to use it. The weapon He has given you to use is his word (Ephesians 6:17). And it's powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword (Hebrews 4:12). In life you have a choice either you can fight the battles in life in your own strength or in the power of God. Notice in Deuteronomy 7:1,2 it says, "When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to...
  • Tanks-snow-and-movie-shooting (new Stalingrad movie being filmed in Russia)

    01/12/2012 3:47:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies · 1+ views
    EnglishRussia ^ | 12-29-11 | Kulchik
    Shooting the Life And Fate movie took place at a tank range Alabino. Welcome to the movie set with a lot of tanks, snow and other interesting things.
  • Special Report: Tea Party grassroots army readies for battle (more organized, focused & potent)

    12/16/2011 5:29:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/15/11 | Nick Carey
    Special Report: Tea Party grassroots army readies for battleBy Nick Carey | Reuters – Thu, Dec 15, 2011 MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (Reuters) - For insight into the conservative Tea Party movement's battle plan in 2012, check out Joe Dugan's Google spreadsheets. Dugan, 66, a retired manufacturing executive and chairman of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party, is particularly proud of the scoring system he's devised for South Carolina legislators. Every vote by a member of the state's House or Senate is recorded, with points awarded for those that reflect the conservative position. "Let's say you get above a five, we'll...
  • Reason TV Battle for the California Desert: Why is the Government Driving Folks Off the Land

    08/25/2011 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/25/11 | Reason TV
    <p>The Antelope Valley is a vast patch of desert on the outskirts of Los Angeles County, and a segment of the few rugged individualists who live out there increasingly are finding themselves the targets of armed raids from local code enforcement agents, who’ve assembled into task forces called Nuisance Abatement Teams (NATs).</p>
  • The 7 Thunders aren now here ,My Dominion is about to take hold ! [ Charismatic caucus ]

    08/05/2011 5:18:13 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 8-5-11 | Jedediah
    For the longest moment I saw the face of a Lion of fire roaring as he turned his head in all directions and then received this word while in my garden . . . My dominion is about to take hold, On with the new out with the old, The 7 Thunders are now here, I AM your world much more than a hemisphere, For all I do is not in part, And Now in My children My fullness I shall impart, The All in all of what Moses Knew, Now I impart upon you ! The 7 Voices of...
  • Washington ANG guide air strikes, turns tide during major battle

    07/02/2011 8:13:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    dvidshub.net ^ | July 1, 2011 | Staff Sgt. Ryan Matson
    U.S. Air Force airmen from the Washington Air National Guard directed multiple airstrikes May 25 helping a significantly outnumbered U.S. Army and Afghan National Security Force unit fight through an ambush and free a district center from insurgents. Joint terminal air controllers from the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, in communication with coalition fighter and bomber aircraft, directed aerial attack on enemy positions while U.S. and Afghan soldiers fought to drive insurgents from Do Ab, a tiny village in Nuristan province, Afghanistan. It was the largest battle ever fought by members of the Washington Air National Guard, and one of...
  • Become A “Battle Saint” (bracelets showing up on patriotic wrists everywhere)

    05/29/2011 6:07:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Local ^ | 5/12/11
    Become A “Battle Saint”May 12, 2011 5:03 PM **SNIP** The idea is the brainchild of Cynthia Lemay who wanted to honor the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. The bracelet sells for $5 and is made of wood with pictures of saints on it. “Wherever I go, people ask me about the bracelet, the story behind it, how we came up with the idea. And people who wear them just feel like it gives them a sense of protection,” Lemay told WWJ’s Marie Osborne. Lemay said she got the idea for the bracelet while chatting with young...
  • The Battle of San Jacinto -April 21, 1836 (175 years ago today)

    04/20/2011 10:40:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies · 3+ views
    San Jacinto Descendants ^ | not stated | San Jacinto Descendants
    At 4:30 p.m. on April 21, after scout Deaf Smith announced the burning of Vince's Bridge (cutting off the primary avenue of retreat for both armies), the main Texan battle line moved forward. A fifer played the popular tune "Will you come to the bower I have shaded for you?" General Houston personally led the infantry, posting the 2nd Volunteer Regiment of Colonel Sidney Sherman on his far left, with Colonel Edward Burleson's 1st Volunteer Regiment next in line. In the center, two small brass smoothbore artillery pieces (donated by citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, and known as the "Twin Sisters,"...
  • 6 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Action in Afghanistan Firefight

    04/02/2011 5:16:41 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 28 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | April 1, 2011 | BRADLEY BLACKBURN and KRISTINA WONG
    Six U.S. soldiers were killed in action and at least 15 others wounded in Afghanistan earlier this week when they came under fire while on patrol in a remote and dangerous region close to the Pakistan border. ABC News' Mike Boettcher was accompanying the soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division when the attack occurred in Kunar Province on March 29. They were patrolling close to the border when they were fired upon from three sides by Taliban fighters. The troops were on a mission to show force in an area where the U.S. largely has abandoned small bases. The heavy...
  • Battle for Los Angeles

    03/12/2011 9:24:46 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 43 replies
    Has anybody seen the movie "Battle for Los Angeles" yet?
  • AFSCME, Socialism and the Battle for America

    02/25/2011 10:40:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/25/11 | trevor loudon
    While several unions and a multitude of Marxist groups are involved in the Wisconsin and other state capitol protests, the lead organization is undoubtedly America's huge public sector union, the  American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). AFCSME website While ostensibly about preserving public sector union collective bargaining 'rights', the protests are really a confrontation of values. AFSCME wants to preserve and expand union power in an increasingly government dominated economy. AFSCME is confronting several, mainly 'Tea Party' backed state governors who want to roll back the power of the unions, in order to save their states from...
  • Sarah Palin and the Battle for Feminism

    01/23/2011 6:06:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    city journal ^ | 1/23/11 | City Journal Winter 2011. Table of Contents A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the
    The ex-governor and her Mama Grizzlies argue that the real women’s issue is our country’s fiscal future. When Sarah Palin took the podium in St. Paul to accept her nomination for the vice presidency in September 2008, calm and collected feminists might have recalled the old saw: Be careful what you wish for. Here she was, an ambitious political woman with the sort of egalitarian marriage that would put the Swedes to shame. Here she was, a charismatic, working-class heroine who oozed folksy provincialism with the naturalness of Lyndon Johnson in the same breath as she cheered her Hillary Clintonesque...
  • Alamo ready for big year, but big celebration on hold

    01/07/2011 3:51:08 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 21 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 6, 2011 | SCOTT HUDDLESTON
    SAN ANTONIO — While T-shirts commemorating the 175th anniversary of the legendary battle are now on sale at the Alamo, the star-studded, fireworks-laden concert planned in March has been pre-empted by a state investigation. Alamo marketing director Tony Caridi thought last year that he had corporate sponsors ready to put up $400,000 to stage a free, nationally televised concert for 60,000 people, but none of those backers have since made a firm commitment. As a result, an opportunity to raise $2.5 million in television rights and DVD and merchandise sales to benefit preservation and expansion of the state-owned Alamo site...
  • 2 Men Accused of Attacking Inver Grove Heights Man with Battle Axe

    12/28/2010 5:29:17 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 1+ views
    KSTP ^ | 12-27-10 | Leslie Rolander
    Two men are in jail, accused of robbing an Inver Grove Heights man and attacking him with a battle axe. Jacob Anhalt, 22, and Randy Knight, 31, are charged with burglary, aggravated robbery, and auto theft. According to the criminal complaint, Anhalt made arrangements to come to the victims home on December 21. When the victim opened the door, he told police two men wearing masks came running inside. One of the men was carrying a large sword, and the other was carrying a battle axe.
  • John Boehner says Barack Obama disrespected him during tax-cut extension battle

    12/13/2010 4:30:34 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 13, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    John Boehner says Barack Obama disrespected him during tax-cut extension battle. On an appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner scolded Barack Obama for what he says was the disrespect that the president showed him during the battle over extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts. Specifically, Boenher really disliked the time last week when Obama held a press conference to broadly accuse the GOP of taking the American people hostage over their principled stand to ensure that the Bush tax cuts for all income earners get extended. Initially, when asked to comment...
  • Foreign crews help Israel battle massive forest fire

    12/03/2010 4:42:54 AM PST · by decimon · 18 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | December 3, 2010 | Unknown
    Foreign firefighting crews have begun to arrive in Israel to help battle a massive forest fire out of control in the north of the country.Further global assistance is due to arrive later on Friday, as fire crews battled high winds driving the blaze towards the city of Haifa. > Aircraft from Bulgaria, Jordan, Greece and the UK have arrived, after Israel issued a rare request for foreign assistance. Planes from Cyprus, Turkey and Russia were on their way, while flame-retardant materials were being flown in from France, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. "The Russians are sending and we are waiting...
  • Applicants Battle Cold For Govt. Help

    12/02/2010 3:40:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    WSB News ^ | 12/2/10 | staff
    (WSB Radio) -- Despite the freezing temperatures, hundreds fought for a place in line in Marietta to apply for federal aid to help pay their heat and power bills this winter. Only 30 people were being let in at a time at the assistance center in Marietta. "It was freezing," applicant Linda Benefield told WSB-TV. "I was in line for three hours and 15 minutes, but I needed the help." Some needed even more help just to deal with the cold. Ambulances were cold in and took at least two people to the hospital because of the freezing temperatures ....
  • U.S. deploying heavily armored battle tanks for first time in Afghan war

    11/21/2010 9:28:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1+ views
    wapo ^ | 11/21/10 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    The U.S. military is sending a contingent of heavily armored battle tanks to Afghanistan for the first time in the nine-year war, defense officials said, a shift that signals a further escalation in the aggressive tactics that have been employed by American forces this fall to attack the Taliban. The deployment of a company of M1 Abrams tanks, which will be fielded by the Marines in the country's southwest, will allow ground forces to target insurgents from a greater distance - and with more of a lethal punch - than is possible from any other U.S. military vehicle. The 68-ton...
  • Pelosi's new position for Clyburn to avert Dem battle: 'Assistant Leader'

    11/13/2010 5:09:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Pelosi's new position for Clyburn to avert Dem battle: 'Assistant Leader' By Molly K. Hooper - 11/13/10 04:00 PM ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked her colleagues Saturday to support Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) for "Assistant Leader," a newly created third-ranking position at the leadership table. In a letter to her fellow Democrats, Pelosi wrote "should I receive the privilege of serving as House Democratic Leader, I will be very honored to nominate our outstanding colleague, Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, to serve in the number three House Democratic position. I will also ask the Caucus to...
  • 'Midway' Can Be Both a Condition and a Place

    11/13/2010 6:57:10 AM PST · by Gomer1066 · 49 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 13, 2010 | By Greg Richards
    Many readers of American Thinker will recognize Midway as the scene of our first and in many ways our greatest naval victory of World War II. It is not remembered now, but for the first six months of 1942, we were losing World War II. After sinking most of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, the Japanese occupied Wake Island and Guam in December 1941. In April 1942, they defeated our army in the Philippines and put it on the Death March. After Jimmy Doolittle bombed Tokyo in April 1942, the Japanese decided to eliminate the U.S. Navy in a...
  • A Call to Battle For Broken Glass Republicans (Vanity)

    11/02/2010 10:14:02 AM PDT · by frithguild · 15 replies
    November 2, 2010 | frithguild
    I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious. Vince Lombardi Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory. Sun Tzu We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power......
  • Liberty versus Tyranny: Which Way, America?

    10/23/2010 3:43:13 PM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 8 replies
    October 23, 2010 | Self
    The over-reaching policies of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, a trio manipulated by the puppeteers of the Far Left (including men like Soros), have triggered a very public expression of passion by millions of citizens in a battle of ideas--a battle which has been seething beneath the surface for decades! The problem has been that, until now, most Americans went about their business and ignored it, while some who called themselves "progressives" were working to undermine the very foundations of liberty. Today, however, ordinary citizens are engaged under several banners (TEA Parties, Libertarians, Independents,) and as individuals, and they are beginning...
  • Battle Looms Over Huge Costs of Public Pensions (Class warfare is on the way!)

    08/06/2010 6:07:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/06/10 | RON LIEBER
    Battle Looms Over Huge Costs of Public PensionsBy RON LIEBER Published: August 6, 2010 There’s a class war coming to the world of government pensions. The haves are retirees who were once state or municipal workers. Their seemingly guaranteed and ever-escalating monthly pension benefits are breaking budgets nationwide. The have-nots are taxpayers who don’t have generous pensions. Their 401(k)s or individual retirement accounts have taken a real beating in recent years and are not guaranteed. And soon, many of those people will be paying higher taxes or getting fewer state services as their states put more money aside to cover...
  • Battle for the Senate; Map and Ratings

    07/29/2010 8:59:42 PM PDT · by no dems · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 29,2010 | RCP Staff
    51 Seats Needed For Majority Likely Dem CT: Open (D) NY: Gillibrand (D) OR: Wyden (D) WV: Open (D) Leans Dem CA: Boxer (D) Toss Up CO: Bennet (D) FL: Open (R) IL: Open (D) KY: Open (R) NV: Reid (D) OH: Open (R) PA: Open (D) WA: Murray (D) WI: Feingold (D) Leans GOP MO: Open (R) NH: Open (R) NC: Burr (R) Likely GOP AR: Lincoln (D) DE: Open (D) IN: Open (D) IA: Grassley (R) LA: Vitter (R)
  • Berwick battle escalates: GOP introduces resolution calling recess appointment ‘abuse of power’

    07/22/2010 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/22/10 | Byron York
    Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has just introduced an amendment calling for the Senate to declare the recess appointment of Medicare and Medicaid chief Donald Berwick “an abuse of power.” The nonbinding “sense of the Senate” resolution also calls on Berwick to appear before the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions. The measure is designed to send a message to the White House that Republicans remain angry about President Obama’s decision to short-circuit the confirmation process, before a hearing was held for Berwick, and put Berwick in the job by recess appointment. The president blamed the GOP for its potential,...