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  • Why I Still Think Fiorina Was A Terrible CEO

    09/21/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by libstripper · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 20, 2015 | Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
    As a professor, hearing my name once, let alone twice, before 25 million TV viewers in an historic U.S. presidential debate is a surreal experience. “The head of the Yale business school, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, wrote a paper recently,” Donald Trump proclaimed in his attack on Carly Fiorina’s business record, “one of the worst tenures for a CEO that he has ever seen.” Immediately, the phones started ringing, text messages dinging, emails beeping—notes from thrilled old students, proud colleagues, teasing friends, pleased former teachers, curious clients, and my own immediate family in shared, flushed, utter shock. So used to being identified...
  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld: Why I Still Think Fiorina Was a Terrible CEO

    09/20/2015 5:16:39 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 54 replies
    As Fiorina admits, I have been critical of her for over a decade—long before she announced her political aspirations. I have studied her business record, challenged her leadership abilities and have come to agree with the assessment that she was one of the worst technology CEOs in history. I stand by that evaluation. Fiorina can attack me all she wants, as she did when she called me “a well-known Clintonite” (an absurd allegation I’ll get to later) who “had it out for me from the moment that I arrived at Hewlett Packard.” But no amount of one-liners to Trump, weekend...
  • Why poor whites should rally behind Black Lives Matter (Hurl, you might)

    08/10/2015 4:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, an unarmed black 18-year-old killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. After a day of calm remembrances, the night turned violent as police shot another black 18-year-old, one Tyrone Harris, this time after he reportedly fired a pistol at a police car at close range. (He is still alive, though in critical condition.) It's yet another sad reminder of the fact that despite some reform inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the issue of police brutality is still very much alive, however justified this particular shooting seems at the...
  • Free tampons would slow flow of gender inequality

    08/05/2015 3:02:22 AM PDT · by One_Upmanship · 67 replies
    Daily Bruin [UCLA] ^ | July 20, 2015 | Zoey Freedman
    To most government officials, feminine hygiene products are a luxury item. But, every day, women are being poisoned by their own bodies because they lack access to even the most essential health products. Meanwhile, most men have no problem getting covered for pills that will help them get a boner. Although still greatly outnumbered and underpaid compared to their male counterparts, women have made so much progress. Yet inequality still lies in the most basic areas of human well-being. Women are still facing unequal treatment when it comes to health care and are paying out of pocket for necessary female...
  • Who needs laws? Eliminate police departments

    07/27/2015 9:33:24 AM PDT · by donna · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 07/26/15 | Ben Kinchlow
    Exclusive: Ben Kinchlow offers solution to complaints of 'out-of-control cops' What? More stories in the news about “police brutality”? I, for one, am so tired of hearing how cops are out of control. Let me propose a simple solution that will simply and permanently eliminate “police brutality.” This proposal would apply equally to all local, state and federal law enforcement officials. It would immediately and permanently eliminate all traces of racism and allow for all crimes to be reported equally, regardless of perpetrator. This solution would affect almost every American citizen regardless of age, race, creed, financial or religious status....
  • White Women Have Always Stolen Black Beauty

    06/14/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 13, 2015 | Keli Goff
    White people have been reaping the rewards of appropriating black culture for years. At least Rachel Dolezal was doing it to educate others.There’s been a lot of outrage directed at Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist recently outed for “passing” as a black woman. But some of us are scratching our heads trying to figure out why Dolezal’s particular case has evoked such anger when she’s simply doing what has been standard in American culture for years: hijacking aspects of black culture, and black beauty in particular, reaping the rewards while black women with the same attributes rarely do. According...
  • Man wants charges filed against officer who kicked him [3 Guesses, First 2 Don't Count]

    06/11/2015 5:35:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies ^ | 6/10/15
    .... A South Florida banker who is shown on a video being kicked repeatedly by an Orlando police officer while he is sitting passively on a street curb asked on Wednesday that criminal charges to be filed against the officers involved.... ....the video only shows a portion of what happened. Carter and his ex-girlfriend were arguing outside the nightclub, and the officers intervened when it appeared that Carter was forcibly pulling the woman away..... Carter has been charged with domestic battery, resisting arrest and battery on a law enforcement officer. The officers are still working their normal beats. "Based on...
  • NJ Turnpike Authority files lawsuit over pizza shop logo

    07/26/2014 5:23:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies ^ | 7/24/14 | Emily Babay
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has filed a lawsuit to get a Florida pizza company to stop using logos similar to Garden State Parkway signs. The suit, filed this week in federal court in Newark, claims Jersey Boardwalk Pizza is infringing on the authority's service marks with its signage online and at its Tavernier and Florida City, Fla., shops.
  • No, Eric Cantor Didn’t Lose Because Of Anti-Semitism

    06/13/2014 5:21:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.13.14 | Megan Cairns
    Most of us are still trying to figure out exactly what was behind Eric Cantor’s shocking primary loss on Tuesday. But some on the left were able to jump to conclusions almost immediately after the election. Their hypothesis? Eric Cantor is a victim of Tea Party anti-Semitism. Even ignoring the fact that Dave Brat was not technically a Tea Party candidate, the theory has zero supporting evidence. It is ridiculous to suggest that a district that has been electing Cantor since 2000 recently developed a case of raging anti-Semitism. This is a case of liberals assuming that everyone is as...
  • 86-year-old woman with dementia faces felony voting fraud charge for voting twice

    03/08/2013 3:51:13 AM PST · by Doogle · 42 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/08/13 | FOX
    An 86-year-old Minnesota woman who suffers from dementia is facing a felony voting fraud charge after she says she accidentally voted twice. Margaret Schneider tells she forgot she had already sent in her absentee ballot when she went to her polling place in November. "It's very hard to remember everything," Schneider said. Schneider says the matter is particularly upsetting to her because she considers herself a proud American and has voted in every election.
  • Arizona sues EPA over “absurd” coal emission rules

    02/05/2013 11:05:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/5/13 | Ed Morrissey
    To paraphrase Herman’s Hermits: Second term, same as the first? The latest front in the war on coal has shifted far from the mines which produce the raw materials for energy production, and to a state known for its contentious relationship with the Obama administration. Arizona has filed suit against the EPA over new rules that it calls “absurd,” and which will drive up energy costs for little practical purpose (via The Right Scoop): Arizona challenged in federal court U.S. environmental regulators efforts to force Arizona power companies to spend up to $1 billion to install pollution control equipment at...
  • Obama's Euro-Crisis Lecture 'Pitiful and Sad'

    09/28/2011 8:17:09 AM PDT · by rjsclassics · 12 replies
    Spiegel on Line ^ | 0/28/2011 | Kristen Allen and David Gordon Smith
    US President Obama has given the Europeans a harsh lecture on the dangers of their ongoing debt crisis. Offended by the unsolicited advice, Europeans have suggested the US get its own house in order first. Obama's remarks were "arrogant" and "absurd," German commentators say on Wednesday. Europeans are well aware of the seriousness of their ongoing debt crisis. But they don't, it seems, like to receive lectures from other countries -- especially the United States, which is struggling to deal with its own mountain of debt.
  • Obama's Absurd Press Conference

    07/02/2011 5:06:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | June 29, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Obama delays this sorry excuse for a press conference in order to overlap the start of the big show today as much as possible, just as he always does, but we will not be deterred. This guy is hellbent on raising taxes. You do not want to miss the first hour of this program. Well, you don't want to miss any hour of this program, but you don't want to miss the first hour of this program particularly because I am gonna lay out for you exactly what's going on. Not only are they trying to carry through...
  • Controversy Over Suspension Of 2 Easton High Lacrosse Players

    05/11/2011 7:45:52 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 34 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | May 10, 2011 | CBS
    EASTON, Md. (WJZ)— Outrage is growing after two high school students are suspended– one taken away in handcuffs– over items found in their lacrosse equipment bags. Those items are banned from school property.snip“A police officer came and took him away in handcuffs and they said ‘Give us 40 minutes, we have to process him,’ Laura Dennis said. “So they did mug shots and they fingerprinted. I was able to pick him up from the police department 45 minutes later.”
  • Ky. man who admitted writing poem threatening Obama's life is sentenced to 33 months in prison

    12/07/2010 4:28:10 AM PST · by Gomer1066 · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 6, 2010 | DYLAN LOVAN
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man who acknowledged writing a poem threatening the life of President Barack Obama was sentenced Monday by a federal judge to 33 months in prison.</p> <p>Johnny Logan Spencer apologized for writing the poem, which depicts a fatal sniper shooting of the president. Spencer, 28, said he was upset at the time over the death of his mother and had fallen in with a white supremacist group.</p>
  • site banned from Wachovia/Wells Fargo Corporation as "Political Activism"

    11/17/2010 12:28:47 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 5 replies
    17 NOV 10 | dcbryan1
    ACCESS DENIED The URL address you attempted to access is blocked by Wachovia Category(ies): Political/Activist Groups;Nudity URL Address: All Internet Access Attempts Are Logged If you feel that you have received this page in error, you may complete the Internet Content Filtering (ICF) Request Form. Reason for category(ies) being blocked: Nudity Sites containing nude or seminude depictions of the human body. These depictions are not necessarily sexual in intent or effect, but may include sites containing nude paintings or photo galleries of artistic nature. This category also includes nudist or naturist sites that contain pictures of nude individuals. Exceptions...
  • Theater of the absurd.

    06/27/2010 3:34:42 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/27/10 | Mike Allen & Glenn Thrush
    On Wednesday, the same day President Barack Obama ousted his humiliated Afghanistan commander, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs walked into the Oval Office with more grim news: The cap on the gushing oil in the Gulf had been dislodged. “What?” Obama replied incredulously. “Well, why did it do that?” A remotely operated vehicle had knocked the cap right off, he was told, leaving oil rushing out as furiously as ever. “Let me get this straight Read more:
  • 3 Cheers for Obama’s defeat-no cheer from the RINO victory - ALAN KEYES

    01/20/2010 9:50:36 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 506 replies · 5,593+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | January 20, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    Loyal to Liberty Wednesday, January 20, 2010Alan Keyes  I can't help but look at Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts in the context of the larger strategy clearly being implemented by the RINO (Republican-In-Name-Only) clique that currently controls the GOP. Sean Hannity is the clique's bellwether media tool. It was no coincidence that he featured Mitt Romney on his program last night to revel in the Scott Brown victory. Scott Brown in Massachusetts is the advance guard for Mitt Romney in the White House (or vice-versa). He becomes the poster child for the RINO clique's archetypal GOP candidate who: Has no...
  • Navy SEALS May Go to Prison for Giving a Fat Lip to Islamic Terrorist

    11/25/2009 9:07:41 PM PST · by bogusname · 139 replies · 3,459+ views
    CFP ^ | November 26, 2009 | Jim O'Neill
    “I hope they Mirandized this Ahmed Hashim Abed guy before they punched him.”—Rush Limbaugh On March 31, 2004, a small convoy guarded by four American civilian contractors was ambushed at Fallujah, Iraq, and the guards were killed. The bodies of the four Blackwater security guards were burnt, hacked, and two of the mutilated bodies were hung for display on a bridge over the Euphrates river. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that in ” a macabre and murderous town fete, locals cheered as one corpse was attached to a car tow rope and pulled triumphantly up and down the main road….”...
  • BREAKING: Pillsbury Bake-Off prize goes to Obama!

    10/09/2009 12:58:31 PM PDT · by workerbee · 6 replies · 957+ views
    Absurd Times | Oct. 9, 2009 | Me
    The winning entry:
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Obamas Claim 2010 Ballroom Dance Title (in 2009)

    10/09/2009 11:18:49 AM PDT · by workerbee · 172+ views
    Absurd Times | Oct. 9, 2009 | Me
    Let's cha-cha!
  • Are you watching "Breaking News" in the sidebar? Go Mods!

    10/09/2009 9:42:21 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 65 replies · 2,202+ views
    Breaking News (News/Activism) FLASH: Barack Obama wins Top Chef Las Vegas, awarded FOUR Michelin Stars (out of 3) BREAKING:Obama wins the Cy Young Award Breaking: NHL cancels season, awards Stanley Cup to Barack Obama (And other news) BREAKING: Obama wins "Survivor" reality show! BREAKING! obama wins "American Idol" BREAKING: Obama Wins All Events at 2012 Olympics! Obama Named Miss Hooters 2010 Barack Obama inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!! Barack Obama becomes New Santa Clause BREAKING: OBAMA WINS THE AMAZING RACE!!! Barack Obama Wins Indianapolis 500! BREAKING: Obama Wins Dancing with the Stars Trophy - Rest of Season...
  • Glenn Beck - Brietbart to release Video in 15 minutes of people Praying to Obama (Vanity)

    09/29/2009 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Scythian · 429 replies · 14,146+ views
    Glenn repeated some of the prayer, it kind of sounds like the Lords prayer only to Obama, to be released to the internet in 15 minutes ... It's a group of community organizers praying to him as if he were God.
  • Ultraconserved sequences pose megaproblems for evolutionary theory

    02/05/2009 7:26:33 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies · 988+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Peter Borger and Royal Truman
    According to Darwinian theory, in the past we had a common ancestor with baboons, further back with bananas and still further with bacteria. This dogma has spread like a ‘meme’, which is a contagious idea that propagates in a similar way as a virus by infecting brains, according to inventor of the word, Richard Dawkins.1 In 2002, Roy Britten dispelled the first monkey meme that human and chimpanzee DNA sequences are 98.5% identical.2 He showed that when indelmutations were also taken into account, the difference suddenly became about 5%. The fact that chimpanzee genomes are about 10% larger than that...
  • Save The Sea Kittens (PETA)

    01/10/2009 1:47:45 AM PST · by Islander7 · 44 replies · 8,392+ views
    PETA ^ | Jan 9, 2009 | Staff
    People don't seem to like fish. They're slithery and slimy, and they have eyes on either side of their pointy little heads—which is weird, to say the least. Plus, the small ones nibble at your feet when you're swimming, and the big ones—well, the big ones will bite your face off if Jaws is anything to go by. ------------ Snip
  • Switzerland's Green Power Revolution: Ethicists Ponder Plants' Rights

    10/10/2008 1:17:28 PM PDT · by SuperSonic · 11 replies · 545+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 10, 2008 | Gautam Naik
    Who Is to Say Flora Don't Have Feelings? Figuring Out What Wheat Would Want ZURICH -- For years, Swiss scientists have blithely created genetically modified rice, corn and apples. But did they ever stop to consider just how humiliating such experiments may be to plants? That's a question they must now ask. Last spring, this small Alpine nation began mandating that geneticists conduct their research without trampling on a plant's dignity. [Beat Keller] Beat Keller "Unfortunately, we have to take it seriously," Beat Keller, a molecular biologist at the University of Zurich. "It's one more constraint on doing genetic research."...
  • I'll donate an extra twenty bucks to this FReepathon to free Lazamataz. (Vanity)

    10/01/2008 7:02:55 PM PDT · by Paul Heinzman · 281 replies · 6,835+ views
    10/1/2008 | Paul Heinzman
    This is pure vanity, and bribery at that. Laz is important to this site. He's rude, he's crude, he's sometimes lewd. The mods can always ban him again. They surely will. But free Laz for now and I'm in for another twenty bucks. Who's with me?
  • Should McCain Have Picked Jindal Instead?

    09/27/2008 7:47:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies · 2,726+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept 26, 2008 | Bridget Johnson
    Just before Hurricane Gustav blew into the Gulf as the GOP powers that be were calling off the party in Minneapolis-St. Paul, I mused about whether Republicans would come to wonder if they might be better off in the presidential race had John McCain picked a different running mate. In the wake of newly hatched Palinmania, it seemed a sacrilege to question the choice of a governor who had so excited the conservative base. Considering the excessive media tear against Palin, as opposed to the kid-gloves treatment afforded Barack Obama, it was no surprise that anyone in the media who...
  • NY Post Criticized For Endorsing McCain

    09/16/2008 11:14:41 AM PDT · by curth · 16 replies · 375+ views
    Crain's New York ^ | 9/08/2008 | Matthew Flamm
    NY Post jumps gun to endorse McCain The newspaper waited until October to endorse Bush in 2000 and 2004. Some say its September endorsement of presidential hopeful John McCain is just a marketing ploy. Breaking with newspaper tradition—and its own past practices—the New York Post endorsed Sen. John McCain for president on Monday, becoming the first major newspaper to enter the editorial sweepstakes that are a traditional part of the campaign season. Most editorial pages still adhere to the tradition of hearing out the candidates during the period after Labor Day, when the general public is believed to start giving...
  • Intolerance thrives in Palin's Pacific Northwest

    09/16/2008 10:59:25 AM PDT · by ljco · 55 replies · 205+ views ^ | Posted on Sun, Sep. 14, 2008 | Catherine McNicol Stock
    Despite her efforts to portray herself as an average, small-town, "folksy" American, Sarah Palin's political views - ardently pro-gun, pro-censorship, antichoice and antigay - make John McCain's conservative credentials pale in comparison. What few observers have said, however, is these beliefs are not just extreme - they are radical, and even bear a comparison with some of the most notorious "rural radicals" of our time.
  • Britain should get rid of the monarchy, says UN

    06/13/2008 12:26:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies · 285+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 06/13/2008 | Nick Allen
    The UN Human Rights Council said the UK must "consider holding a referendum on the desirability or otherwise of a written constitution, preferably republican". The council has 29 members including Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Sri Lanka. It was the Sri Lankan envoy who raised concerns over the British monarchy. The resulting report said Britain should have a referendum on the monarchy and the need for a written constitution with a bill of rights.

    04/20/2008 10:47:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 143 replies · 470+ views
    Live Leak ^ | April 19, 2008 | Live Leak
    PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AGAINST ISLAM A Proposed Constitutional Amendment (Note the need for this Amendment at the end) Background and justification to Amendment 28 (self-defense/survival measure) Whereas; Religion is defined as an institution dedicated to improving social conscience and promoting individual and societal spiritual growth in a way that is harmless to others not participating in or practicing the same; Whereas; the United States of America was founded on the ideals of individual rights, including the individual right to practice one’s religion of choice, or no religion, and that there would be no compulsion of religion, nor state sanctioned religion,...
  • Naomi Campbell Reporting: The Most Absurd of 2007

    12/24/2007 6:41:49 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 2 replies · 62+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 24, 2007 | Lucia Bill
    Of the many words that describe the events of the past year, absurd tops the list. Recounting them all would be an arduous and repetitive process, so the following recount of ridiculous events in the news will serve as the representative of 2007.
  • Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch (They'll-Believe-Anything Alert)

    08/14/2007 10:00:13 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies · 837+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/14/2007 | John Tierney
    Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims. But now it seems quite possible. In fact, if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostrom’s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone else’s computer simulation. This simulation would be similar to the one...
  • The 11-Year Old Homophobe

    04/06/2007 8:40:54 AM PDT · by liberty1971 · 56 replies · 1,718+ views
    Campus Report Online ^ | April 04, 2007 | Don Irvine
    The 11-Year Old Homophobe by: Don Irvine, April 04, 2007 An 11-year old boy in England was subjected to a homophobic crime investigation by the police because he called a classmate "gay" in an e-mail. The parents of the boy who received the message complained to the police in Cheshire who then opened an investigation and sent two policemen to visit the alleged homophobe at his home. When the parents of the 11-year old boy complained that the police were being heavy handed they told the father that they considered it a very serious matter. The boy told his parents...
  • Teacher faces jail over pop-up porn

    03/01/2007 7:54:37 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 71 replies · 1,753+ views ^ | March 2 2007 | Asher Moses
    A substitute teacher faces up to 40 years in jail after pornographic website images were displayed to her seventh-grade students. But the conviction of 40-year-old Julie Amero - for four counts of risking injury to a child - has sparked mass outrage on the blogosphere. Amero, who worked at Kelly Middle School in the US town of Norwich, Connecticut, argued that she was the victim of adware and spyware - malicious computer code that causes pop-up advertisements to appear spontaneously. The prosecution, on the other hand, said Amero loaded the porn deliberately, and faulted her for not shutting the computer...
  • Five Worthless Talking Points Aired Frequently On Cable News

    07/17/2006 7:49:29 AM PDT · by tang0r · 11 replies · 1,122+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 7/17/2006 | Editorial
    Let's face it: the vast majority of the offerings on cable news networks aren't very good. This article analyzes some common traps cable news networks often fall in. From partisan politics to populism to media bias, cable news networks should be viewed more as entertainment rather than legitimate news commentary sources.
  • U.S. funeral homes ditch the gloom

    07/11/2006 4:11:40 PM PDT · by Millee · 23 replies · 389+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/11/06 | Staff
    U.S. funeral directors are changing the gothic image of funeral homes to reflect the more positive image of death held by most baby boomers. San Antonio's Mission Park Funeral Chapels & Cemeteries chief Robert Tips told the San Antonio Express-News that as baby boomers become their primary customers, the U.S. funeral industry has shifted to a "celebrating life" mode. The boomer generation is all about convenience and service with a smile, he said. Tips said Mission Park is building five new funeral homes in San Antonio that will include facilities for weddings and banquets as well as concessions for funerals....
  • Is the United States Bankrupt?

    07/10/2006 10:59:12 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 278 replies · 5,249+ views
    FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST. LOUIS REVIEW ^ | July 1, 2006 | Laurence J. Kotlikoff
    SynopsisIs the United States bankrupt? Many would scoff at this notion. Others would argue that financial implosion is just around the corner. This paper explores these views from both partial and general equilibrium perspectives. It concludes that countries can go broke, that the United States is going broke, that remaining open to foreign investment can help stave off bankruptcy, but that radical reform of U.S. fiscal institutions is essential to secure the nation’s economic future. The paper offers three policies to eliminate the nation’s enormous fiscal gap and avert bankruptcy: a retail sales tax, personalized Social Security, and a globally...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Democracy in a Cartoon

    02/03/2006 1:52:04 PM PST · by MHalblaub · 14 replies · 1,134+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | February 3, 2006 | Ibn Warraq
    Best-selling author and Muslim dissident Ibn Warraq argues that freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it against attacks from totalitarian societies. If the west does not stand in solidarity with the Danish, he argues, then the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest. The great British philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty, "Strange it is, that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free discussion, but object to their being 'pushed to an extreme'; not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good...
  • Protests Intensify Over Muhammad Drawings

    02/03/2006 10:55:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/06 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Tens of thousands of angry Muslims marched through Palestinian cities, burning the Danish flag and calling for vengeance Friday against European countries where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were published. In Washington, the State Department criticized the drawings, calling them "offensive to the beliefs of Muslims." While recognizing the importance of freedom of the press and expression, State Department press officer Janelle Hironimus said these rights must be coupled with press responsibility. "Inciting religious or ethnic hatred in this manner is not acceptable," Hironimus said. "We call for tolerance and respect for all communities and...
  • US sides with Muslims in cartoon dispute

    02/03/2006 9:04:55 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 355 replies · 8,380+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 02/03/06 | Yahoo! News
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington on Friday condemned caricatures in European newspapers of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, siding with Muslims who are outraged that the publications put press freedom over respect for religion. "These cartoons are indeed offensive to the belief of Muslims," State Department spokesman Kurtis Cooper said in answer to a question. "We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression but it must be coupled with press responsibility. Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable."
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...