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Freekeenenews - "Robin Hood" Rescues 270 in Keene from Parking Tickets in First Year!

Robin Hood's "Ticketless Tuesdays" marks its first year! Robin Hood and her Merry Men have rescued over 270 Keeniacs from a parking ticket! Here's the detail from Lauren Canario:

"Let it be known that in the course of one year the outlaw Robin Hood has deposited $54 in expired meters, denying approximately $1350 to the crown, and allowing about 270 people to relax and smile. He also accepted $273 in donations, and spent $248 on expenses."

If you have questions for Robin Hood, please send them to me and I will get the answers for you.

Ian Freeman


CHQ - Tea Party Training Conference to be Webcast by Viguerie Marketing Institute

(Manassas, VA)The recent training conference of the Leadership Tea Party will be webcast by the Viguerie Marketing Institute on Saturday, February 13, from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern time. The conference, held in Dallas, Texas on January 29-31, consisted of 10 sessions, including the keynote address by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of  

Among the points Viguerie made were:

   1) The Tea Party movement should avoid the temptation of forming a third party. It would be a disaster for the cause of freedom and limited government.

   2) Tea Party leaders should work to be a third force in politics in order to push Republican and Democratic politicians to the right.

   3) For now, all Tea Party activities should be focused on the 2010 primaries challenging every establishment Republican Democrat.

   Other topics in the Webcast conference include community organizing, dealing with the media, defeating powerful political machines, and protecting members and groups from legal pitfalls.

     Nationally renowned presenters include American Liberty Alliance founder Eric Odom; Zen Conservatism author and co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party Bill Hennessy; attorney Mark Fitzgibbons; Dallas Tea Party leader Lorie Medina; and St. Louis-based radio talk show host Dana Loesch.

    The Webcast will be hosted live by Nationwide Tea Party Coalition co-founder Michael Patrick Leahy, author of Rules for Conservative Radicals.  Leahy will be joined by other presenters to respond on camera during the Webcast to viewers' emailed questions.  

     Registration is $19.95 for the live event.  A complete schedule of the February 13 Webcast and registration information is online at .


Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

Jeff Gates

Crotch Bomber's "Radical Cleric" Anwar Al-Awlaki Worked for FBI

by Jeff Gates, Staff Writer

Crotch Bomber's "Radical Cleric" Anwar Al-Awlaki Worked for FBI"Agent Butler paid rent and cashed checks for the two hijackers while they were being advised by Al-Awlaki. What did Butler want to know? Was Ghazal funding Mel Rockefeller with whom he had traveled to Iraq in 1997. While in Baghdad they confirmed that Saddam Hussein had mothballed his WMD program after the 1991 Gulf War and that he was prepared to negotiate his departure-without this war. The FBI has yet to speak with Mel Rockefeller."

The Christmas Day "underwear bomber" is the latest ruse to create support for The Clash of Civilizations and for more spending on "the war on terrorism." The story does not hold together. Not even a little bit.

How did a young Nigerian Muslim without a passport "slip through" security at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport? Not only did his itinerary feature an illogical travel route, he bought a high-priced last-minute ticket paying cash and traveled without checked baggage. It gets better..

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CEI Weekly: Who Really Puts Spin in Climate Debate?

>>Iain Murray Responds to Climate Change Peddling Blogger

CEI's Vice President of Strategy, Iain Murray, in National Review Online, called out the founder of DeSmogBlog for foul play in his attempt to blame organizations, like CEI, for confusing the American public and the "collapse" of the global warming consensus. Murray instead proves that this blogger is the one guilty of muddying the water. Read the article here.

>>Shaping the Debate

Sen. Durbin Prods Tech Giants to Back Google's China Stance

Ryan Radia's quote in E-Commerce Times

(Climate) Information Wants to Be Free
Chistopher Horner's quote in the New York Times' Dot Earth Blog

Obama can Aid Small Businesses by Providing Regulatory Reform

John Berlau's op-ed in the Daily Caller

>>Best of the Blogs 

Who Dat Claiming They Own "Who Dat"

by Fran Smith

It’s hardly news that the New Orleans’ Saints are going to the Super Bowl, and their ecstatic fans are busy buying up T-shirts and other paraphernalia emblazoned with the Saints’ rallying cry, “Who Dat.”  That slogan is from their widely popular chant: “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints.” But the National Football League claimed it owns the trademark and warned vendors to cease and desist selling non-NFL merchandise that links the Saints and “Who Dat.”

Government Unions up, Private Sector Unions down but not out

by Ivan Osorio

The Wall Street Journal explains the significance of the crucial shift in union membership that reached a tipping point last week: More union members now work for government entities than for private businesses. Indeed, today public sector unions constitute a permanent, organized, well-funded lobby for bigger government. However, that doesn’t mean that organized labor is giving up unionizing private sector workers.

No, two stimulus plans are enough!

by Michael Fumento

In rolling out his (Cough, cough!) $3.8 trillion budget proposal even as we’re facing a historic national debt, Pres. Obama has included $100 million for a third stimulus package. (A lot of people forget that we had one under Pres. Bush.) True, the Obama administration has made great claims about what an incredible success his first stimulus was, but the claims haven’t withstood the facts. You don’t need 20 economists to crunch a million numbers to see that. 

>>LibertyWeek Podcast

Episode 79: Where are the Jobs?

Richard Morrison, Marc Scribner and Josh Barro join forces to being you episode 79. We take on the secret to job creation, anti-capitalist murmurs in Davos, the iPad’s unapproved technology, laws against motorized texting and why it’s all or nothing in the healthcare debate. 

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NRCC - With America Still Bleeding Jobs, When Will Carol Shea-Porter Finally Focus on the Economy?

As Democrats Continue to Push Their Partisan Agenda, Americans Ask: Where Are the Jobs?

Washington- The economy just took another hit with this morning’s announcement from the Labor Department that America is stuck in a jobless recovery, but Democrats like Carol Shea-Porter continue to push forward with an agenda that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. With party leaders continuing to favor their partisan spending spree at the expense of economic recovery, Democrats voted yesterday to take on nearly $1.9 trillion more in debt in order to clear the way for more runaway government spending. Despite White House promises that unemployment would be curbed at 8 percent, it’s clear that Shea-Porter's failure to rein in spending and slow the growth of government continues to undercut potential job growth:

“A sharp increase in the number of people giving up looking for work helped to depress the jobless rate. The number of 'discouraged job seekers' rose to 1.1 million in January from 734,000 a year ago.” (“Payrolls Fall in January, Jobless Rate at 5-Month Low,” Reuters, 2/5/10)

As Democrats kick around the idea of another ‘stimulus’ spending bill, Americans have overwhelmingly stated that their first stimulus was a failure:

“Only one-quarter of Americans think the federal stimulus plan has helped the middle class, while a majority say it has helped bankers and investors, according to a new national poll.

“A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Wednesday morning indicates that 25 percent of the public thinks the stimulus has benefited the middle class.” (Paul Steinhauser, “Poll: Most say stimulus has not helped middle class,” CNN, 1/27/10)

Even some Democrats know that it will take more than lip service to turn the economy around, but Shea-Porter and her party leaders continue to pile it on:

“’Other moderate Democrats are simply skeptical that a jobs bill can be effective regardless of how it’s funded. Alyson Heyrend, spokeswoman for Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), another Blue Dog, said the congresssman ‘has concerns about just how much the federal government can do to create job growth.’ Although Matheson voted in favor of the Democrats’ $787 billion stimulus bill a year ago, he opposed December’s jobs bill. ‘It’s that balancing act,’ Heyrend said, referring to the need for job creation versus the push to rein in spending. ‘The devil’s always in the details.’” (Mike Lillis, “The Democrats’ Jobs Pickle,” Washington Independent, 2/4/10)

“Economic recovery is still struggling, but Carol Shea-Porter and her party leaders continue to pile on an agenda that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Despite the obvious red flags, Shea-Porter and her party leaders can’t seem to stop sinking the economy further into the red. Thanks to Shea-Porter’s failed economic policies, recovery continues to stall and the deficit is about to reach its highest point in history while Americans are still asking: Where are the jobs?”

As it becomes exceedingly clear that wasting trillions of taxpayer dollars on a partisan spending agenda does little to revive a slumping economy, how many more jobs will be lost before Shea-Porter finally rejects a job-killing agenda that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much?