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  • Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon

    03/10/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 10, 2014 | n/a
    "Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon New protocols will "preserve the traditional feel and character of the Boston Marathon" after 2013 bombings." 03/10/2014
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • WATCH: Oscars 2014 – ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute Performance TCM Remembers 2013

    03/03/2014 5:01:05 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 8 replies ^ | Lauren Weigle
    TCM Remembers 2013
  • Obama Approval Drops; 76% Want Special Prosecutor for IRS Scandal

    02/14/2014 10:19:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/14/14 | John Nolte
    While President Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, faces a possible perjury charge and increased calls for his resignation over the Justice Department's outrageous spying on the media -- elsewhere, another scandal is taking another kind of toll. A new Quinnpiac poll shows that the public is far from satisfied that the IRS matter is settled. A full 76% want a special prosecutor named; that includes 63% of Democrats. Well, Obama did promise to bring us together. Let's just hope he was wrong about the oceans rising. Quinnipiac also shows that the confluence of three scandals (the two listed above and...
  • Top Earning American Idols 2013

    01/14/2014 9:37:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/14/2014 | Zack O' Malley Greenburg
    Carrie Underwood has come quite far since winning American Idol in 2005—and it’s safe to say the show has made good on its titular promise.Underwood tops this year’s list of the highest-paid Idol alums, pulling in $31 million thanks to platinum-selling Blown Away, extensive touring and endorsement deals with the likes of Olay. Not only is that more than any Idol contestant, but it exceeds the annual earnings of last year’s judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.All in all, Underwood has earned $83 million over the past five years, and she’s one of many acts continuing to profit...
  • 2013 aliya numbers

    01/12/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 29/12/13 | Sam Sokol
    The immigration of Diaspora Jews to Israel increased by seven percent in 2013 while North American aliya dropped by 11 percent, according to figures released by the Jewish Agency and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry on Sunday. The overall increase was partially driven by a 63% increase in aliya from France, part of a 35% rise among Western European nations. In total 19,200 Jews immigrated to Israel, a rise of 260 from the previous year. While the official figures listed an 11% drop in aliya from North America with some 3,000 immigrants coming over the past year as opposed to 3,389...
  • The Best and Worst 2013 Predictions: Who was right and who was wrong?

    01/06/2014 2:05:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/18/2013 | By Matt Vasilogambros
    In 2013, Bashar al-Assad was ousted from Syria, unemployment remained at 8 percent, and the Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl. That's obviously not what happened this year. But being wrong never stops a whole slew of psychics and pundits from making bold new predictions for the next year. For now, however, we're going to take a look at the predictions made at the end of last year and beginning of this year for what would happen in 2013. Some were on the mark, and others were way off. What People Got Right The National Rifle Association predicted in mid-January...
  • 2013: The Year of Shamelessness -- Culturally, America reached new depths of depravity this year

    01/02/2014 8:57:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Rich Lowry
    All things considered, it was a year without shame. It was the year that Miley Cyrus French-kissed a sledgehammer in the music video for her song “Wrecking Ball,” and cavorted naked on said wrecking ball. The former Disney star popularized the act of twerking in a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that was so luridly infantile, it wasn’t outrageous so much as pathetic. Yet it worked. It gained her at least another 15 minutes of fame and probably more, to have people pay attention to other insipid things she might do, usually half-clothed. Cyrus made us yearn for...
  • Nearly 11 million Americans on disability at the end of 2013

    01/01/2014 10:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    For the 202nd straight month, the number of Americans receiving disability benefits rose. The end of 2013 saw another record set - 10,988,269 Americans now on disabilty, up 6,000 from the end of November. CNS News: The average monthly benefit paid to a disabled worker also hit a record of $1,146.43 in December, up from a previous high of $1,130.34 in December of last year.Spouses of disabled workers also got a record average monthly benefit of $308.13 in December, up from a previous high of $304.31 in August. Children of disabled workers also received a record average monthly benefit of...
  • Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013

    12/31/2013 10:19:52 PM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/30/2013 | Jeremy Weber
    Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013 Leading Bible app analyzes how its millions of users used the Bible this year. Jeremy Weber [ posted 12/30/2013 02:38PM ] Courtesy of YouVersion YouVersion has released its year-end analysis of how its millions of users engaged the Bible this past year. Users shared 68 million Bible verses in 2013 via the uber-popular Bible app, installed 49 million times this year (and nearly 123 million times worldwide). The Bible verse that was "bookmarked, highlighted, and shared ... more than any other verse" in 2013? Philippians 4:13: "I...
  • Doku Umarov: Kremlin's enemy who aims to ruin Sochi Olympics

    12/30/2013 6:15:56 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 31, 2013 11:45AM | Roger Boyes
    HE is known as Russia's Osama bin Laden; Public Enemy No 1 for the Kremlin. Even the US has put a $5 million bounty on his head. Doku Umarov, 49, the Chechen warlord with the blackest of reputations, is assumed to be the mastermind behind a bombing campaign intended to disrupt Vladimir Putin's cherished dream of a successful Winter Olympics in Sochi. Certainly, he has set out his aims clearly enough. The Olympics, he said, were being held on "the bones of many, many dead Muslims buried on our land by the Black Sea".
  • The 7 most absurd things Harry Reid said in 2013

    12/29/2013 3:08:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 12/28/13 | Kelsey Osterman
    1. “Why would we want to do that?” 2. “Why don’t they get a life and talk about something else?” 3. “For lack a better way of describing this, it’s been a big waste of time.” 4. Tea Party = “anarchists” 5. “My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully.” 6. “I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny.” 7. Hurricane Katrina was “nothing in comparison” to Hurricane Sandy.
  • Tumblr 2013 Year in Review Top Photobombs

    12/28/2013 10:50:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Tumblr ^ | December 27, 2013
    Tumblr 2013 Year in Review Top Photobombs
  • Dave Barry’s Review of 2013, the Year of the Zombies

    12/28/2013 6:14:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/13 | Dave Barry
    It was the Year of the Zombies. Not in the sense of most of humanity dying from a horrible plague and then reanimating as mindless flesh-eating ghouls. No, it was much worse than that. Because as bad as a zombie apocalypse would be, at least it wouldn’t involve the resurrection of Anthony Weiner’s most private part. We thought that thing was out of our lives forever, but suddenly there it was again, all over the Internet, as Weiner came back from the political grave like the phoenix, the mythical bird that arose from the ashes to run for mayor of...
  • 10 liberal limericks for 2013

    12/27/2013 9:00:19 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 15 replies
    In clear violation of op-ed protocol, this week I’m suspending prose and having a little good, clean, limericky fun at liberals’ expense because – well, because they just make it so darn easy. (Warning: Some are bad and others worse. Side effects may include groaning, nausea, vomiting and involuntary eye-rolling.) Here they are in no particular order. Happy New Year, and may God bless you in 2014! (Yes, you too, my liberal friends.)
  • WE THE PEOPLE’s 2013 Christmas wish list to government

    12/27/2013 7:02:57 PM PST · by DonMashak · 3 replies ^ | 12/25/2013 | Don Mashak
    Amongst other things, Natural Law prescribed that all men had certain unalienable Natural Law Rights. (In fact, Natural Law was so well known and understood at the time that the Founder's debated whether the Bill of Rights was even necessary) Locke continued this line of reasoning and developed the Governance Doctrine known as “Consent of the Governed”.
  • The Most Underreported Foreign News Stories of 2013

    12/26/2013 5:15:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/26/2013
    Every year there are a few events that fly under the radar of the media but have a seminal impact nonetheless. Five PJ Media columnists agreed to contribute their knowledge and expertise to tell us what they consider to be the most underreported foreign news stories of 2013.Next week, we’ll feature more PJ Media columnists giving us their thoughts on the most underreported domestic news stories of 2013. * * * * * * * * *ANDREW McCARTHYThe most underreported foreign news story of 2013 is the pogrom against Christians in Islamic countries. It is doubtful that there is...
  • Pope Francis' Christmas Homily

    12/25/2013 12:40:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Vatican ^ | December 25, 2013
    MIDNIGHT MASS SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Vatican Basilica Tuesday, 24 December 2013 Video 1. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Is 9:1). This prophecy of Isaiah never ceases to touch us, especially when we hear it proclaimed in the liturgy of Christmas Night. This is not simply an emotional or sentimental matter. It moves us because it states the deep reality of what we are: a people who walk, and all around us – and within us as well – there is darkness and light. In this night,...
  • DC Chapter's Year 2013 In Review (Picture Heavy)

    12/24/2013 11:11:07 AM PST · by trooprally · 37 replies
    Yes FR, there is an ACTIVE DC Chapter Not all of the DC Chapter FReeps had AARs wrote, so it was decided to write a Year In Review AAR for all of our activities. Enjoy the new AARs threads and remember the ones you already read. April 01: Dr Raoul’s Funeral: There were 18 FReepers in Philadelphia this day. They came from Ohio (StayTrue), Florida (Kristinn, TGSLtakoma and Taxman), the eastern shore of Maryland (Credo2) and places in between. We finally met Raoul’s family and his family finally met Raoul’s FR family. All were pleased to talk with each other...
  • AP poll: Obama health care overhaul top 2013 story

    12/23/2013 12:34:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 12/22/13 | DAVID CRARY
    The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors... The White House had hoped the Oct. 1 launch of open enrollment would be a showcase for the upside of Obama's much-debated overhaul. Instead, the website became a symbol of dysfunction, providing Republicans and late-night comics with ammunition, and worrying the president's Democratic allies. The site gradually improved, but a wave of cancellation notices from insurers...
  • The top seven global warming alarmist setbacks in 2013

    12/22/2013 1:30:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/20/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Hold your champagne glasses high this holiday season, because the end of 2013 marks the 17th year without global warming. This year has been trying for climate scientists and environmentalists who have been trying hard to explain away the 17-year hiatus in global warming and link “extreme weather” to rising greenhouse gas emissions — despite strong evidence to the contrary. There has been a breakdown in the manmade global warming consensus, and some even argue we are headed for an ice age. In honor of the 17th year without global warming, The Daily Caller News Foundation has put together seven...
  • The 2013 Quotation Special

    12/21/2013 12:56:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 21, 2013 | Mark Levy
    2013 is coming to a close, and unfortunately it appears the debates and controversies will continue into 2014. One thing I'm thankful for is that politicians and personalities love to talk. I present to you some of the more memorable quotations from 2013. As a reminder, memorable does not necessarily mean prolific, inspirational or historical. In fact, some of them might become the annoying song you can't get out of your head. "I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is ... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows...
  • Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013

    12/15/2013 11:06:06 AM PST · by kobald · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2013 | Morgan Little
    The last year marked a number of milestones for the gay marriage movement, as it adds to its list of legal and legislative victories, earning approval from a majority of Americans along the way. The two largest victories came from the Supreme Court in June, when justices struck down the Defense of Marriage Act preventing same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits, and invalidated an effort to restore California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage... On the legislative front, six states, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, Hawaii and Illinois, legalized gay marriage in 2013, with marriages taking place in each state...
  • Who is the 2013 Conservative of the Year?

    12/07/2013 8:13:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    Your Political News Group ^ | 12-7-13 | none stated
    Who is the 2013 Conservative of the Year? John Boehner 0.34% (7 votes) Chris Christie 1.11% (23 votes) Bobby Jindal 0.43% (9 votes) Scott Walker 3.04% (63 votes) Rick Snyder 0.1% (2 votes) Sarah Palin 42.37% (877 votes) Rand Paul 7.25% (150 votes) Rick Perry 0.72% (15 votes) Ted Cruz 42.66% (883 votes) Mike Lee 1.98% (41 votes) Total Votes: 2,070
  • 100 Notable Books of 2013

    11/30/2013 8:33:01 PM PST · by Dysart · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-27-13
    The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. FICTION & POETRY THE ACCURSED. By Joyce Carol Oates. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Oates’s extravagantly horrifying, funny and prolix postmodern Gothic novel purports to be the definitive account of a curse that infected bucolic Princeton, N.J., in 1905 and 1906. ALL THAT IS. By James Salter. (Knopf, $26.95.) Salter’s first novel in more than 30 years, which follows the loves and losses of a World War II veteran, is an ambitious departure from his previous work and, at a stroke, demolishes any talk of...
  • Black Friday 2013: Beer doorbuster draws big crowd to Lakefront Brewery.

    11/29/2013 10:15:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-29-13 | Rick Romell
    It doesn't get more Milwaukee than this: Hundreds of beer lovers lined up at Lakefront Brewery on N. Commerce Street - 350 of them by 7:30 a.m. - to buy the local craft brewer's special "Black Friday" ale. "I was here at midnight - midnight!" said first-in-line Derek Fry, 28, of Franklin. And he was happy to be there. The annual sale of the India-style pale ale - a potent 10% alcohol brew offered in 22-ounce bottles at $10 each - is as more festival than doorbuster. "This is the quintessential beer community," Fry said as he waited for his...
  • Thanksgiving – 2014

    11/28/2013 2:43:56 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/28/13 | John Bascom
    "Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors…" ...Edward Winslow, original pilgrim, 1621 on the first Thanksgiving I am struck by how much Americans have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Despite our economic and political difficulties, more than two hundred years of freedom of opportunity have delivered a standard of living by all estimates among the best of the most robust economies anywhere. Educational opportunities are world-class. People come here for the most advanced, effective and...
  • Government Shutdown Did Not Hurt Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia 2013 Campaign

    11/19/2013 4:52:02 PM PST · by Moseley · 5 replies
    The Virginia Free Citizen ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Republican Party’s loss of the Virginia Governor’s race has sparked extensive analysis searching for “lessons learned” while heading into the crucial upcoming 2014 Congressional elections. Conventional wisdom argues that the government shutdown drama hurt Ken Cuccinelli and his running mates, although later the flawed ObamaCare roll-out helped Virginia Republicans regain some lost ground. Facts Do Not Support Shutdown Hurt Cuccinelli But the facts don’t support the theory that the government shutdown and debt ceiling battle hurt Ken Cuccinelli. Virginians who voted in the November 6 elections about equally blamed both President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress, according to...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things []

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • 'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013

    11/06/2013 5:47:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 5, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Rosstat recently released their latest batch of demographic statistics. Nothing particularly bizarre or unexpected happened, but the data show that births have held steady at their 2012 level while deaths have modestly decreased. This means that, if the trends from the January-September period are maintained for the entirety of 2013, Russia will record natural population growth of roughly 13,000, its first natural population growth since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now in one sense natural growth of 13,000 out of a total population of 143,000,000 sounds puny and unimpressive. However, as I never tire of reminding people, it wasn’t...
  • GOP upset in my Conn. inner-city ward race (Conn. Live Thread)

    Just got back from victory party. In DEM Conn., in a DEM city in the inner-city (a welfare ward largely consisting of 3-family houses) GOP Don Naples upsets DEM incumbent Freeman ... so we have a new alderman. Naples 194 Freeman 171 If we can win here ... there is hope for America.
  • Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins Va. governor's race, Fox News projects

    11/05/2013 7:05:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2013
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli in a surprisingly close victory. Fox News projected McAuliffe as the winner Tuesday night. The closely watched raced pitted a Tea Party-backed Republican and an establishment Democrat locked in an expensive, ideological battle whose outcome is expected to set a course for the 2014 and 2016 elections -- in large part forcing the GOP to consider whether a strong conservative candidate is the party’s best pick to win a national election. Cuccinelli, trailing late by single digits, tried unsuccessfully to use voter dissatisfaction with...
  • Virginia Governor Election Day LIVE Thread

    11/05/2013 10:24:21 AM PST · by parksstp · 2,099 replies
    Thread for discussion of tonight's VA Gov Elecitons Result. Is this too early?
  • N. Korea Suspected of Preparing for Fresh Nuke Test

    10/25/2013 4:09:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 09:41 KST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "North Korea appears to have been digging two new tunnels at a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Hamgyong Province since May, sparking fears that it is preparing for another nuclear test." SNIPPET: "Specialist website 38 North, which is run by Johns Hopkins University, said it discovered two new tunnel entrances and a mound of earth while analyzing satellite pictures of the test site taken on Wednesday."
  • Blind Sheik Supporter Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    10/19/2013 3:39:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies - For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Oct 18, 2013 at 10:52 am | by Abha Shankar
    Two men being held in jail while awaiting trial for cigarette trafficking are accused of plotting to kill witnesses against them. In an indictment unsealed in Brooklyn Supreme Court Thursday, Basel Ramadan and Yousseff Odeh are charged with conspiracy to murder witnesses and with soliciting a potential hit man. The murder-for-hire plot was hatched from New York City's Rikers Island jail where the two have been held since their May arrest on the initial cigarette-trafficking and money laundering charges. The Staten Island Advance reports that Odeh was a supporter of blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the spiritual guide for the...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • McAuliffe pulling away from Cuccinelli in Va. guv race [WTF, Virginia???]

    08/29/2013 4:30:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/29/13 | PAUL BEDARD
    As the two candidates in Virginia's governor's race enter the final stretch this fall, it is starting to look like it's Democrat Terry McAuliffe's to lose. A Public Policy Polling survey of 500 likely voters just released has the former Democratic Party boss seven points up over GOP challenger Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. That's a one point gain over a Quinnipiac University poll released last week and a three point gain over a similar PPP poll from last month. In the new PPP poll, 44 percent support McAuliffe, 37 percent Cuccinelli, 9 percent libertarian Robert Sarvis and 9 percent are...
  • Time Warner Cable Drops Al Gore's Current TV Due To Purchase By Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 5:55:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies ^ | 1/3/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Al Jazeera entered into an agreement to buy Al Gore's failing network Current TV. Hours later, as a result of the purchase, Time Warner Cable dropped the station with a message reading to viewers "This channel is no longer available on Time Warner Cable." According to multiple news sources, Current co-founder Joel Hyatt said in a statement that TWC dropped his TV network because TWC "did not consent to the sale to Al Jazeera." “Current will no longer be carried on TWC," wrote Hyatt. "This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will...
  • Who Cares About The Royal Family? (Seriously, a Monarchy in 2013?)

    08/08/2013 6:23:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-8-13 | Patrick Kane
    Heartbreakingly, the headlines and hashtags of the world over the past few days have been devoted to the royal family’s newest branch on the sordid family tree. This instead of the sickening fact that monarchy still exists in the twenty-first century. It is a tragedy that the idea of monarchy was not banished to out of print dictionaries centuries ago, to serve only as a musty reminder of a barbaric and puerile step in the history of humankind. While I harbor no resentment for the young George Alexander Louis, I find it impossible to muster up even a scrap of...
  • CrossFit Games 2013 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2013 5:49:21 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 61 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL13 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS2013 CrossFit Games Coverage ScheduleESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (24 JULY)THE POOL8AM PacificPoints Available: 100 points 10 rounds for time of: Swim 25 yards 3 Bar muscle-ups Swim 25 yards Time Cap: 25 minutesROW 1 & ROW 21:30PM PacificPoints Available: 100 points each For time: Row 21,097 meters Row 1 will end at the 2,000 meter checkpoint. Athletes will receive points based on their times at this point. There is no scheduled rest at the checkpoint as the race continues. Row 2 will be scored by the total time to finish the entire 21,097 meters. Finishing order at the 2K...
  • Finessing Egypt's Second Spring 2013

    07/03/2013 2:08:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Austin Bay
    When Egypt's Arab Spring rebellion began in late January 2011, the most critical near-term uncertainty involved the Egyptian military. Just how would the military respond? How the military promoted, thwarted and/or helped mediate the inevitable redistribution of power among individuals and factions within the country would shape the next 50 years of Egyptian history. If the military acted with the long-term economic and political interests of the Egyptian people as its guide, the subsequent three or four decades of trial and error, adaptation and modernization -- scarred by occasional outbursts of violence and chaos -- would economically reward the Egyptian...
  • A Message for the Class of 2013 (You're pampered, privileged and oversexed and soon, unemployed)

    06/02/2013 8:22:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/02/2013 | Rob LaZebnik
    Thank you, President and Trustees. I have to confess that coming here to speak today raised a question in my mind: Now that high-school students are so accomplished and work so hard, would I even be admitted today to this eminent liberal arts school, from which I graduated 25 years ago? I was curious enough about this that I contacted an admissions officer here. I asked her to dig up my old application and give me a quick opinion. This turned out to be a grave mistake. Not only was her answer "absolutely not," but a few days later I...
  • Official 2013 VA Governor Vote Prediction Spreadsheet (Home Game Version)

    05/30/2013 3:59:47 PM PDT · by parksstp · 1 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 05-30-2013 | parksstp
    Tired of listening to Pollsters/Pundits give their take on something they don't know anymore than we do? Wondering how one poll shows a candidate up 5, and another showing the same candidate down 6? Well now's your chance to look at the data yourself and make your own predictions, sniff out fraud, and beat the pollsters to the punch with the new Official 2013 VA Governor Vote Prediction Spreadsheet. This is the home game version because instead of myself filing in the data in the prediction columns, I've left them empty so that you can fill in your own predictions...
  • Announcing the 2013 Free Republic Meet & Greet

    04/01/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 80 replies
    Free Republic
    Announcing the 2013 Free Republic Meet & Greet It is that time of year again. Time to start planning for our annual meet & greet. After several weeks of planning, we finally have some details for this event. This year’s meet & greet will be the weekend of Friday, September 13th. We chose San Francisco this year due to some great sponsorship opportunities that will reduce the amount of money FReepers will need to spend. Friday’s events will begin with a dinner sponsored by Lou Malnati’s Pizza at the Bohemian Club, 624 Taylor Street, San Francisco, California. The Bohemian Club...
  • FRC Action PAC Endorses AG Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of VA

    03/29/2013 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2013 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS FRC Action PAC Endorses Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia March 29, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to the Family Research Council, endorses Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia. Tony Perkins, president of FRC Action, made the following statement: "I am pleased to announce our enthusiastic support for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for governor of the state of Virginia. Federal and state governments have grown so large that our citizens are losing not only...
  • Barack (Hussein) Obama to unveil budget on April 10

    03/28/2013 5:41:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NDTV ^ | 3/29/13
    Washington: US President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited budget for the fiscal year 2014 on April 10, two months after he was required by law to do so, the White House said on Thursday. Obama's fiscal blueprint has been held up by successive showdowns between the White House and Republicans in Congress on taxation and spending. House of Representatives Republicans and Senate Democrats have passed dueling budgets in their respective chambers, and Obama's version will set off a new round of wrangling on how best to cut the deficit.
  • In Murphy v. Ramsey (1885) SCOTUS defined marriage as "the union of one man and one woman..."

    03/27/2013 9:37:31 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies
    3/27/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    In Murphy v. Ramsey, SCOTUS defined marriage as "The union for life of one man and one woman in the holy estate of matrimony." In Maynard v. Hill, SCOTUS spoke of marriage as being between one man and one woman. Remember, liberals, Stari Decisis....right? Chuck E. Cheese Schumer seems to like to invoke those words whenever it suits him. Marriage should be redefined, and those that are against redefining it are bigots? Then why are liberals bigotted against consenting ADULT Polygamists? Marriage is about love and equality? Then why don't liberals love consenting adult polygamists/polygamy and desire equality for them,...
  • #DontStandWithRand (His amnesty speech was a pastiche of clichés)

    03/20/2013 6:31:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2013 | Mark Krikorian
    Rand Paul’s amnesty speech before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was a pastiche of establishment cliches. Permit me to select some and respond: Growing up in Texas I never met a Latino who wasn’t working. While this kind of flattery is expected when politicians pander to any kind of group, in this case it’s not true. The latest data show that 65.4 percent of U.S.-born Hispanics over age 16 have a job, and 68.4 percent of Hispanic immigrants (legal and illegal) do, compared with 69.3 percent for the country as a whole. That’s not a difference worth getting...
  • Rand Paul wins The Washington Times-CPAC 2013 Straw Poll

    03/16/2013 2:40:59 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 151 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/16/13 | Sephen Divan and Diane Sherfiinski
    Marco Rubio takes second place - Sen. Rand Paul won the 2013 Washington Times-CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, and Sen. Marco Rubio was a close second, easily outdistancing the rest of the field and signaling the rise of a new generation of conservative leaders who will take the Republican Party into the 2016 election. Mr. Paul won 25 percent of the vote, and Mr. Rubio collected 23 percent. Former Sen. Rick Santorum was third with just 8 percent, New JerseyGov. Chris Christie — who was not invited to speak at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference — was next...