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  • Richard Armitage: Bush's CIA tortured

    04/16/2009 11:12:31 AM PDT · by meandog · 45 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Swamp ^ | 4/16/09 | by Mark Silva
    Richard Armitage, who served as chief deputy to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, says now that he would have resigned if he had known that the CIA was interrogating suspected terrorists with "water-boarding,'' that simulated drowning now banned in U.S. interrogations of detainees The Bush administration maintained that it did not condone "torture,'' but this ex-deputy secretary of state says water-boarding is exactly that. "As far as I'm concerned, that was torture,'' he said in an interview aired today by Al Jazeerah English. The CIA has acknowledged using water-boarding on three high-value detainees in 2002 and 2003 with the...
  • Brad Garrett's 'Racist' Taunts: 'Wear the Turban!' (Brother on Everybody Loves Raymond)

    04/16/2009 11:11:32 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 24 replies · 1,146+ views ^ | 10:25 am / Apr 16th, 2009
    Brad Garrett's Racist Taunts Brad Garrett ignited a new racial firestorm yesterday when the giant actor dropped some serious slurs at a paparazzo during a heated argument in the middle of the street. We don't know what set off the scuffle, but Garrett can be clearly heard saying, "Wear the turban! Wear the turban!" People had to restrain both Garrett and the photog from attacking each other, but eventually Brad got into his car and drove off. A rep for Garrett was not immediately available for comment. Him and the pap are yelling at each other and being held back...
  • A Parliament Didn't Get the Last Tea Party Either

    04/16/2009 11:11:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 529+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 16, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Deliberative legislative bodies tend to be dismissive when the people express an opinion the ruling class doesn't share. It started with a handbill posed on November 29, 1773 inviting Bostonians to attend a meeting to plan a protest of taxes on tea. When asked to comment on the April 15, 2009 Tea Parties across America, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, said, in essence, "The people just don't appreciate all the things the Crown has done for them."
  • YouTube - Susan Roesgen CNN: Bush Hilter OK Obama Hitler NO?!?!

    04/16/2009 11:09:43 AM PDT · by dan1123 · 35 replies · 1,499+ views
    Youtube ^ | April 15, 2009 | Stacielayne91
    During the Tea Party protest on Tax Day 2009, Susan Roesgen complained that a sign that showed Obama dressed as Hitler as being offensive. However, in January 2006 at a protest, she joked about a protester who wore a George W. Bush mask with a Hitler moustache and devil horns. The "wad of cash" in the demonstrator's hand was actually several phony dollar bills mocking the Bush administration.
  • Flashback: In 2006, CNN's Roesgen Joked About Bush/Hitler Mask

    04/16/2009 11:07:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 885+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 16, 2009 | Philip Klein
    Rarely is there as transparent an example of liberal media bias as the tantrum thrown by CNN's Susan Roesgen yesterday while "reporting" on a tea party, but the full extent of her bias only comes into light when you look back at her attitude toward anti-Bush protesters. In video posted by Paul Chesser from yesterday's CNN broadcast, Roesgen harassed a man who had a sign in which Obama was portrayed as a fascist with a Hitler mustache. "Why be so hard on the President of the United States though with such an offensive message?" an indignant Roesgen hollered.
  • Tea Party Pictures!

    04/16/2009 11:06:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeColumns · 3 replies · 559+ views
    Paul Ibrahim Blog ^ | April 16, 2009 | Paul Ibrahim
    Pittsburgh and more...
  • Update: Chicago Tea Party Crowd Confronts CNN Reporter After Hostile Interview

    04/16/2009 11:03:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 2,188+ views
    FoundingBloggers ^ | April 16, 2009
    "And that $50 billion comes with a f****** price tag lady!"
  • "Capitalism is Organized Crime" ( You are invited to attend ...Sunday, April 19 in DC)

    04/16/2009 11:03:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 64 replies · 1,548+ views
    ANSWER Member Coalition | April 13 2009 ( unsure ) | ANSWER Coalition
    The ANSWER Coalition encourages its members and supporters to attend an exciting educational event taking place in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 19. Please see below for the list of featured speakers. The "Capitalism is Organized Crime" conference will take place from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at the Festival Center, located at 1640 Columbia Rd. NW, between 16th and 17th Sts. (green line metro to Columbia Heights). Guest Speakers, Panels & Discussion Capitalism is a form of organized crime. The U.S. government is greasing the system's wheels to ensure that banks and big corporations get trillions in bailout funds....
  • "Unjustified Euphoria" in Markets About Economic Recovery

    04/16/2009 11:03:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies · 441+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/16/09 | Aaron Task
    There has been "slightly optimistic spin" from Washington and "unjustified euphoria" in markets about prospects for a near-term recovery, says Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insights.
  • Where's my Mummy? The Baby Kangaroo who Fell out of her Pouch After Mother was Scared by an Emu

    04/16/2009 11:01:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 802+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th April 2009
    With her huge furrry ears and long, quivering nose, baby kangaroo Tijana is utterly adorable. But her unarguable cuteness hides a rather unfortunate start to her short life. At just a few weeks old, the tiny creature tumbled from the pouch of her mother, who had been terrified by an emu. Tijana, who lives at Belgrade Zoo, in Serbia, had to be retrieved by staff and is now being handreared. She is still so young she cannot survive outside of a pouch and must stay in a special incubator, where the temperature remains a constant 35C. Biologists have also made...
  • No Ocean Necessary: A Tea Party in the Heartland

    04/16/2009 11:01:28 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 16 | Adam Graham
    Approximately 2,500 citizens marched from Julia Davis to Capitol Park in Boise, Idaho, as part of the national grassroots tea party movement. Many signs focused on big spending, big taxes, the dangers of socialism, out-of-control government growth, term limits, and concerns with runaway government. Some signs focused on preserving gun rights, border security, honoring the Tenth Amendment, and protecting state sovereignty. An even smaller number of signs spoke out against the Federal Reserve, abortion, and global warming. It was all good according to Nate Shellman, a 670 KBOI drive-time radio host who emceed the first leg of the tea party...
  • Booze Tree - Video - (AKA Marula tree) Funny/Interesting

    04/16/2009 11:01:19 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 745+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 16 09 | Nick
    The following video is real. The animals are eating the fermented fruit of the Marula tree. The Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) is a medium-sized dioecious tree, indigenous to the miombo woodlands of Southern Africa and the Sudano-Sahelian range of West Africa. The tree is a single stemmed tree with a wide spreading crown. It is characterised by a grey mottled bark. The tree grows up to 18m tall mostly in low altitudes and open woodlands. The fruits are used in the liqueur Amarula. The distribution of this species throughout Africa has followed the Bantu in their migrations, as it has been...
  • X-Men star Patrick Stewart in foul-mouthed tirade at fan who took picture in theatre

    04/16/2009 11:01:16 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 46 replies · 3,118+ views
    Daily Record ^ | 16 April 2009 | Jane Hamilton
    X-Men star Patrick Stewart in foul-mouthed tirade at fan who took picture in theatre Apr 16 2009 By Jane Hamilton HOLLYWOOD star Patrick Stewart launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a fan who took a picture of him onstage. He called the man an "a***hole" as he queued to get the actor's autograph following a stage performance.The 68-year-old X-Men star is touring with acting legend Sir Ian McKellan in Samuel Becket's classic play Waiting For Godot.As the fan waited outside the King's Theatre in Edinburgh afterwards, Stewart pointed his fingers and shouted: "Can you sleep at night?" His co-star Sir Ian looked...
  • Schakowsky: Tea parties "despicable" (Dem Rep Illinois)

    04/16/2009 10:59:34 AM PDT · by saganite · 90 replies · 3,519+ views
    The Hill Briefing Room ^ | April 16, 2009 | Eric Zimmermann
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted "tea party" protests yesterday, labeling the activities "despicable" and shameful." "The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs," Schakowsky said in a statement. "It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt. Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made...
  • ABC Reports Obama is 'Unaware of Tea Parties'

    04/16/2009 10:57:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 4,696+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 15, 2009 | Julia A. Seymour
    Maybe he just doesn't know that there are people who disagree with his massive tax and spend agenda. That would explain a lot. Perhaps the network media's near silence on the "tea party" phenomenon has kept President Obama from realizing that hundreds of tax day protests will happen today? "The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties and will hold his own event today," ABC's Dan Harris said on "Good Morning America" on April 15. Harris's story was the first ABC News report specifically about the tea parties since Rick Santelli's of CNBC's famous rant calling...
  • (Cash-Filled) Bra Saves Brazilian Woman's Life In Shooting

    04/16/2009 10:57:14 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 569+ views
    All Headline News ^ | April 16, 2009 | Shannon McAleenan
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AHN) - A Brazilian woman survived a robbery and shooting attack on a bus because she had stuffed money into her bra. Ivonete Pereira, 58, was shot in the chest by one of the attackers who were trying to rob a bus in Salvador, the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia in Brazil, the United Kingdom's Sky News reported. Pereira was traveling to her summer home in the nearby town on Lauro de Freitas. Because of frequent bus attacks in the area, she hid her money in the left cup of her bra. As the...
  • Should U.N. Control Children's Rights?

    04/16/2009 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies · 835+ views
    Fox News Video ^ | April, 2009 | Fox News Video
    Obama backs the U.N. and their agenda and guidelines on dictating to all children's rights and how to raise our children. Click Here
  • 0bama Outlines $8 Billion Plan For High-Speed Railway System

    04/16/2009 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 83 replies · 1,785+ views
    All Headline News ^ | April 16, 2009 | Kris Alingod
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - President Barack 0bama on Thursday outlined his plan for a high-speed railway system that he said would replace the nation's aging highways which are costing Americans $80 billion annually in lost productivity and wasted fuel. Speaking at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Transportation Sec. Ray Lahood and Vice President Joe Biden by his side, obama said, "If we want to move from recovery to prosperity, then we have to... build a new foundation for our future growth. Today, our aging system of highways and byways, air routes and rail lines is hindering that...
  • IMF predicts prolonged, deep global recession

    04/16/2009 10:53:06 AM PDT · by FromLori · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4/16/09
    The International Monetary Fund on Thursday forecast a prolonged, deep global recession, a "sluggish" recovery, and weak capital flows to emerging economies that would hammer eastern Europe.
  • North Texas TEA Party Report

    04/16/2009 10:51:50 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 5 replies · 375+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 16, 2009 | Norma Anderson
    (CARROLLTON, Texas) - Over 750 protestors turned out for the first Tax Day Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party in North Texas at the corner of Josey Lane and President George Bush Turnpike in Carrollton, a suburb of Dallas with 100,000 population. Protestors started at 11:30 a.m. and left at 1:30 p.m.. The rally was truly a grassroots effort without big name speakers, big name politicians and big promotions for political parties. Marching on the corners of the streets, the protesters were intense as they showed up in their patriotic colors and costumes. Some used tea bags as accessories. At a...
  • Democrats Open Fire on [Governor] Perry Over Secession

    04/16/2009 10:51:14 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 87 replies · 3,512+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2009, 11:39 AM | Jason Embry
    Gov. Rick Perry did not say Wednesday that Texas should secede from the United States. But he gave his political opponents just enough to suggest that he’s suggesting secession is an option down the road. And they’re doing it. Here’s what Perry said, according to the Associated Press: “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.” Perry has received...
  • Montana City Rushes Camera Ordinance, Plans to Shorten Yellows

    04/16/2009 10:51:09 AM PDT · by Ken H · 10 replies · 869+ views ^ | 04/15/2009 | n/a
    Billings, Montana plans to shorten yellow times to cash in before the state legislature bans red light cameras. Yellow times may shorten as the city of Billings, Montana rushes to install red light cameras before the state legislature has a chance to ban them. The Billings City Council voted 8-3 Monday to empower Redflex Traffic Systems, a private company based in Melbourne, Australia, to issue automated traffic citations in return for a cut of the revenue collected. Billings needs to act quickly because the state legislature last Thursday entered into final negotiations on legislation that would ban red light cameras....
  • Environmentalists Say ‘Cap-and-Trade’ Is Designed to Drive up Energy Costs and Redistribute Wealth

    04/16/2009 10:48:27 AM PDT · by ClassicLiberal · 24 replies · 685+ views
    CNSNews ^ | April 16, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    ( - President Obama’s “cap and trade” plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is specifically designed to drive up energy prices and redistribute wealth, according to a coalition of environmental, union, and liberal activist groups that is pushing for Congress to enact the proposal this year. The plan would also redistribute wealth by taking revenue earned by the government in auctioning off carbon-emission permits and giving some of it in rebates to lower income households to offset the increased energy prices they would pay. The rest of the revenue would be used to subsidize the development of alternative “green” energy...
  • Biden’s 0.69% compassion

    04/16/2009 10:47:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies · 669+ views
    HotAir ^ | April 16, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Barack Obama and Joe Biden released their tax returns for 2008. While Barack Obama donated a respectable 6.5% of his adjusted gross income to charity, totaling over $170,000, Joe Biden continued his parsimonious tradition. Biden donated a mere $1885 to charity on an AGI of almost $270,000, or about 0.69%: The White House on Wednesday also released the tax return for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill. They reported an adjusted gross income of $269,256 and paid $46,952 in federal income taxes. The Bidens also reported donating $1,885 to charity, less than 1 percent of...
  • Benedict the Assassin

    04/16/2009 10:46:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 573+ views
    Off the Record ^ | April 16, 2009 | Diogenes
    PELL RIDES PAPAL BANDWAGON OF DEATH claims the Sydney Morning Herald's David Marr, registering his displeasure with the Cardinal's endorsement of Catholic teaching. "That's one hell of an Easter message," he adds, in a sniff. It would appear that Marr's paschal theology owes more to the Easter Bunny than to Saint Paul: It's hardly news but in the face of this ridicule it has to be said again: Australia waged the world's most effective war on AIDS by ignoring the Catholic Church. We did not heed the demands of John Paul II and his successor, Benedict XVI. We encouraged...
  • Kenya 'will try Somali pirates'

    04/16/2009 10:45:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 366+ views
    BBC ^ | 16 April 2009
    Eleven Somali pirates captured this week by a French warship are being taken to Kenya for trial... The pirates will be tried under an agreement between the EU and Kenya... They were captured by a warship from an EU force deployed to tackle a recent surge in piracy. Meanwhile, Somalia's prime minister warned in a BBC interview that pirates could only be defeated on land. They would always find ways of evading patrolling warships... In the past year, French forces have captured more than 71 suspected Somali pirates, and killed three others... Fifteen of the pirates are awaiting trial in...
  • An Honest Question for FReepers...Balanced Media Coverage, CNN vs. Fox

    04/16/2009 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Bob J · 54 replies · 1,436+ views
    4-16-09 | Bob J
    Before I ask my question, a few disclaimers. First, I like Fox News. I watch at least some of it every day, it generally speaks to me and my values, much more so than any other TV news outlet. Conservatives and FReepers have an issue with the MSM. We believe much of it to be biased nd possibly a propaganda machine for the left. We scream when it reports dishonestly, when it spikes stories, when it appears to carry water for every leftist cause under the sun. But watching Fox News coverage of the TP's I couldn't help but get...
  • Texas Governor’s Tea Party Threat Shakes Things Up

    04/16/2009 10:43:31 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 65 replies · 1,899+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 16 | AWR Hawkins
    The idea of secession gets under the skin of liberals like few other things can. And this is so because secession trumps their power grabs. When someone like Perry says his state has the right to leave the union if the federal government doesn’t uphold their end of the bargain, it’s a stark reminder that “the federal government exists by and for the states, not the other way around.” And Perry has been open to the thought of breaking with the union as a last resort for some time now. Just last week, on April 9, he announced his support...
  • Stories of Abraham Lincoln parallel today's president (?!)

    04/16/2009 10:43:28 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 4 replies · 298+ views
    With a voice as smooth as a newborn’s bottom, the storyteller captivated his audience with little-known tales about Abraham Lincoln. His energy began to build as Lincoln’s train picks up speed, and when it entered the station and the air breaks flared, “Pssssshhhh,” Jim Woodard brought down the energy, but kept the interest level high. “Worldwide Folktales & Legends” was just one of the 55 lectures, performances, discussions and demonstrations available to students as a part of Multicultural Day on April 15 at Moorpark College. “This is one of my favorite venues to come to,” said Woodard. “The audience was...
  • A Collection Of Nazi Women's Magazine To Be Auctioned

    04/16/2009 10:43:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,695+ views
    One India ^ | 4/16/09
    Come April 23, and a total of 65 editions of Fauren Warte, a collection of Nazi women's magazines featuring knitting patterns, fashion advice, and at the same time blaming the British for WWII, are set to be auctioned. The magazine, which ran from 1935 to 1945, and was the Nazi Party's biweekly-illustrated magazine for women, had a circulation of nearly two million at its peak. Now, it's all set to be auctioned at Ludlow. As you turn through these pages you get an incredibly creepy feeling about these magazines as you realise they are not what they appear to be....
  • Reasons Why John Demjanjuk Should Not Be Deported

    04/16/2009 10:42:12 AM PDT · by Welcome2thejungle · 60 replies · 880+ views
    April 16,2009 | Welcome2thejungle
    1) Demjanjuk is 89 years old, senile, and in very poor health. How would you punish such a man? 2) Demjanjuk's 1988 conviction of war crimes was subsequently overturned by Israel's highest court because there was reasonable doubt that he was "Ivan the Terrible". 3) Demjanjuk was a lowly camp guard, not an SS officer or camp commandant. He certainly was no major international war criminal in the same league with Adolf Eichmann. 4) The USSR under Joseph Stalin and Communist China under Chairman Mao slaughtered millions more innocent people than did the Nazis. Why no round up and international...
  • Glendale Galleria mall owner General Growth files record bankruptcy

    04/16/2009 10:41:28 AM PDT · by An Old Man · 4 replies · 373+ views
    See The Link Below
  • Wood Spider(funny)

    04/16/2009 10:40:39 AM PDT · by Vendome · 4 replies · 653+ views | 4/16/2009 | Vendome
    Just a little humor 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Send ASTROTURF and teabags to Pelosi and your Congresscritter

    04/16/2009 10:39:48 AM PDT · by Oscar the Grouch · 19 replies · 974+ views
    I just saw Pelosi on the news. I couldn't believe her sneering at the tens of thousands of tea party participants, saying that the tea parties weren't a grassroots movement, but was an artificial "Astroturf" movement that was bought by nameless unknown parties. Let's show Pelosi and our Congresscritters how much we care. I plan to snip a 1 inch square of my artificial turf doormat and mail it and a teabag to Speaker Pelosi, and to my elected "representative". Wbat a great way to protest her snide statement! I hope everyone will join me. Go out and buy a...
  • Napolitano goes back to Janet Reno’s playbook

    04/16/2009 10:38:49 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 15 replies · 663+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 04-16-2009 | Chris Stirewalt
    Napolitano’s latest move: a report from her department telling local police to be on the lookout for “right-wing extremists.” The document, which reads like a relic from Janet Reno’s Justice Department, came out one week before conservatives held tea party rallies across the country to protest rising government taxes, spending and debt.
  • GOP Hopes To Build Momentum Behind 'Tea Parties'

    04/16/2009 10:37:47 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 39 replies · 735+ views
    Assoicated Press/Google ^ | 8 hours ago | By SHANNON MCCAFFREY
    Republicans have lost their grip on Congress and the White House, but they claim to have American anger over taxes and the economy on their side as tens of thousands turned out for anti-tax "tea parties" around the country. Wednesday's rallies used the dreaded April 15 — the U.S. deadline to file income taxes — as a hook to vent about government spending and corporate bailouts in an homage to the Boston Tea Party. The tea parties were promoted by FreedomWorks, a conservative nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington and led by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey of...
  • India Rejects Calls For Emission Cuts: Officials Say Growth Will Be Compromised

    04/16/2009 10:37:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 427+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2009 | Rama Lakshmi
    NEW DELHI -- Days after the Obama administration unveiled a push to combat climate change, Indian officials said it was unlikely to prompt them to agree to binding emission cuts, a position among emerging economies that many say derails effective action. "If the question is whether India will take on binding emission reduction commitments, the answer is no. It is morally wrong for us to agree to reduce when 40 percent of Indians do not have access to electricity," said a member of the Indian delegation to the recently concluded U.N. conference in Bonn, Germany, which is a prelude to...
  • Camaro Mod (somebody's seen Mad Max too many times)

    04/16/2009 10:35:22 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 56 replies · 1,833+ views
    English Russia ^ | 16 April 2009 | Unknown
    Category: Funny, Photos, Technology | This Russian Chevy Camaro went Mad Max style.
  • Partial verdict reached in Castroneves tax trial (open season on atheletes)

    04/16/2009 10:35:10 AM PDT · by prismsinc · 11 replies · 312+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 04-16-09 | AP via Palm Beach Post
    MIAMI — The jury in the tax evasion case of Indy race car driver Helio Castroneves says it has reached verdicts on two counts against him but is hung up on five others. Federal Judge Donald Graham says he won't yet read the verdicts on two tax evasion counts and told jurors to continue deliberating on the others. Thursday is the fifth day of deliberations. Castroneves' attorney Allen Miller and sister Katiucia Castroneves are also on trial. The jury has reached verdicts on the four charges against Miller, but on only one of seven counts against the sister. Castroneves won...
  • Time (Magazine) Gushes Over De-Baptism

    04/16/2009 10:34:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 883+ views
    CMR ^ | April 16, 2009 | Patrick Archbold
    De-baptism, know what it is? De-baptism is a pointless and juvenile protest in which secularist vainly attempt to reclaim the shackles of original sin by rejecting their baptism with a piece of paper downloaded of the internet. You know who loves such futile gestures? Time magazine. Time gushes over this trendy but sophomoric sophistry. More than 100,000 former Christians have downloaded "certificates of de-baptism" in a bid to publicly renounce the faith, according to the London-based National Secular Society (NSS). Terry Sanderson, the society's president, says the group started the online de-baptism initiative five years ago to mock the practice...
  • Elizabeth Warren [Congressional Oversight Panel on TARP] on Daily Show

    04/16/2009 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 237+ views
    Daily Show ^ | April 15, 2009 | Daily Show
    Two parts:
  • Clinton stood by her sleezy man now Napolitano

    04/16/2009 10:32:33 AM PDT · by FromLori · 209+ views
    I see no problem standing by something that is true and just but a huge problem in standing by sleeze whether it be a no good cheating pig like bj Bill or a sleezy report meant to demonize and terrorize American Veterans and citizens pursuing their right to protest the policies of this failed government. I remember all the talk about people failing to listen to the people and I know they are listening in on our conversations but they are not hearing what the Veterans and the citizens have to say! Instead they are trying to label you as...
  • How to Kill Somali Pirates Without Using Firearms

    04/16/2009 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 115 replies · 3,202+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/16/09 | Bill Levinson
    We read in this morning's paper that militant "Islamic" terrorists from Somalia are now threatening to "massacre" American sailors because Navy SEALs rescued an American from terrorist kidnappers. The countries to which merchantmen sail, in defiance of plain common sense, still refuse to allow armed vessels to dock in their ports. A possible answer would be for the merchant ships to mount detachable "combat modules" that could be lowered into international waters while the ship docked with its cargo. ...In the meantime, though, we would like to remind sailors of a very simple way to kill pirates without using anything...
  • Tea Party Tax Rebellion(Vanity)

    04/16/2009 10:31:07 AM PDT · by TheThinker · 6 replies · 287+ views
    4/16/2009 | Self
    The Tea Parties held across the nation were a great success despite the tactical mocking of the Democrats and Left-wing Mainstream Media. This Tea Party movement must continue and it is the weapon that must be wielded against the entrenched socialist interests in Washington. We will lose our Constitutional rights as we lose our economic liberties because those liberties originate naturally because of our core Constitutional rights. So, the erosion of economic liberties serves as a dire indicator or the deliberate erosion of the Constitutional foundation of our Republic. Economic liberty gives power to citizens because it grants independence from...
  • Tea Party Protests: Could They Rally Change In Government?

    04/16/2009 10:30:47 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 20 replies · 553+ views
    The Christian Science ^ | 4/16/09 | By Patrik Jonsson |
    With protests in more than 700 US cities Wednesday, and perhaps over 100,000 Americans taking part, it’s clear that a populist counterpoint is expanding to protest what they see as Washington profligacy. They’re zeroing in on corporate bailouts, a historic stimulus package, and a budget that could add trillions of dollars to the already massive US deficit.The impressive organizing effort – styled in many ways like the Democratic social-networking playbook that worked so well last fall – does indicate to some experts that the Tea Parties could have an effect on the body politic. “These grass-roots movements can make a...
  • Rasmussen: GOP’s McDonnell Pulls Further Ahead in Virginia Governor’s Race

    04/16/2009 10:30:34 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 16 replies · 657+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | April 16, 2009 | Rasmussen
    Republican Bob McDonnell has lengthened his lead on all three Democratic hopefuls in the race to be Virginia’s next governor, but it’s a long way to Election Day. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds the closest race is between McDonnell, the former attorney general and lone GOP candidate, and Brian J. Moran, a former state delegate from Alexandria. McDonnell now leads Moran by 10 points, 44% to 34%. The highest profile Democrat in the race is next. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton confidant and former national party chairman, trails McDonnell by 12 points, 45% to 33%....
  • L.A. to partner with 3 universities on clean technology (compete for climate change institute)

    04/16/2009 10:30:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 274+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/16/09 | Maeve Reston
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a partnership Wednesday with three local universities aimed at positioning the city to compete for hundreds of thousands of federal dollars for clean technology research and a proposed state institute to study climate change. The partnership with Caltech, UCLA and USC is part of the agenda Villaraigosa outlined in his State of the City speech Tuesday to lure and retain companies that focus on green endeavors such as solar, wind, battery and hydrogen fuel cell technologies. Villaraigosa said the CleanTech LA alliance, which also includes the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Business...

    04/16/2009 10:28:50 AM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies · 3,992+ views
    April 16, 2009 | ETL
    Sign reads: "Can We Bankrupt The Country? Yes We Can!" Sign reads: 'Keep Your Hands Off Of My Piggy Bank' Sign reads: "This Is Change We CAN'T Believe in" I messed up here and chopped off the lower portion of this sign.
  • Officials Say U.S. Wiretaps Exceeded Law

    04/16/2009 10:27:39 AM PDT · by steve-b · 8 replies · 460+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/16/09 | Eric Lichtblau & James Risen
    The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews. Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in "overcollection" of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional. The legal and operational problems surrounding the N.S.A.'s surveillance activities have come under scrutiny from the Obama administration, Congressional intelligence...
  • Tulsa Midday Tea Party

    04/16/2009 10:27:17 AM PDT · by bsaunders · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | Aprel 16 2009 | Beyond the Cusp
    With some amount of physical effort, I dragged this broken old body to the Tulsa Tea Party, one of the three, held downtown from 11AM to 1PM. There was a sizeable turnout, though it was not easy to estimate standing (actually sitting as I am unable to stand too long) at the fringe off to the left side of the stage. If I had to guess, I would estimate 1000 to 1250 people were attending, which I feel is a fairly decent turnout for anything downtown here in Tulsa. I am glad to point out that almost every speech accused...