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  • Video of Democrat Omitting, "Under God", While Leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the House Floor

    10/24/2010 5:47:01 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 45 replies
    Hawk Report ^ | 12/24/10 | Tom Hawks
    Thanks to pissed off MN CD 4 voter for finding this gem and sharing with us. What you will see is a sad display of disrespect by a United States Congresswoman from Minnesota, Democrat Betty McCollum. It is a video that Betty does not want her voters to see, but it's too late Betty, you have been exposed.  After watching this video you will see how obvious it is that she she intentionally omitted the words, "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.   At the time, her staffers claimed she took a breath, but with the video now out,...
  • Al Franken: Bush & GOP put Americans in backseat of car; then drove it off cliff

    10/24/2010 5:15:55 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 48 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 24, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Al Franken says that G.W. Bush put all Americans into the back seat of a proverbial car, then drove it off a cliff, just before jumping out to save his own skin. Tortured and smart-alecky attempt at an analogy aside for a second, the full-time, four-eyed Senate clown himself, Al Franken, was speaking at yesterday’s fire-up-the-demoralized-Democrat-voters rally in Minneapolis, where both Barack Obama and the Democrats’ gubernatorial candidate, Mark Dayton, were participants also. Dayton is locked in a statistical dead heat with GOP candidate Tom Emmer, so what do those geniuses called Democrats do? Why, bring in the Senate’s full-time,...
  • Dog perv collared after breaking into tenant's apartment, sexually abusing 2-year-old pup Snowball

    10/23/2010 3:28:31 PM PDT · by devane617 · 17 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 10/23/2010
    A Long Island landlord twice broke into his tenants' apartment and sexually abused their 2-year-old dog, Nassau County prosecutors said Friday.
  • Franken: 2010 Senate races could be as close as mine in 2008

    10/22/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 22, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Friday asked Democrats to provide more donations to his colleagues, warning that several of his fellow Democratic senators could end up reprising the months-long recount that kept him from taking his Senate seat. Franken wrote in a fundraising e-mail for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) that some of his colleagues — like Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Russ Feingold (Wis.) or Patty Murray (Wash.) — could end up in races that are determined by just a few votes. "Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Patty Murray: Any of these great Democrats could end up in a race...
  • 6 Charged With Voter Fraud in Minnesota (2008 Elections)

    10/22/2010 7:31:23 AM PDT · by facedodge · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Six people have been charged in separate voter fraud cases stemming from the 2008 election in Minnesota. The Hennepin County sheriff's office announced the charges Thursday, with three suspects facing two felony charges and the other three facing a single felony charge.
  • Three accused in 'black magic' sex trial

    10/21/2010 3:47:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/21/2010
    SYDNEY, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Three people are on trial in Australia for allegedly telling people they'd been cursed then luring them to "prayer sessions" that involved sex, officials say. Tony Golossian, 62, Arthur Psichogios, 40, and his wife, Frances Psichogios, 39 have pleaded not guilty to charges, The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Crown prosecutor Sarah Huggett said victims were told curses had been put on them and that to remove the curses they had to attend "prayer sessions" where they were blindfolded and sex took place. The women also received phone calls from "demonic voices," Huggett alleged. The...
  • How Christine O'Donnell Will Win (Has Everyone Forgotten Massachusetts on January 19?)

    10/15/2010 7:53:06 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 94 replies
    10/15/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    I have been struck at the incredible defeatism that stalks abroad (even here on Freerepublic) concerning the electoral prospects of Christine O'Donnell. These gloomy views seem to center on one thing alone: The Polls. The very same polls which showed Lisa Murkowski ahead by 32-39 points in Alaska. The very same polls which up until less than two weeks before the election had Martha Coakley up nearly 20 in blue Massachusetts. As the Real Clear Politics average shows, Brown trailed by 19 points (53.6% to 34.6%) based upon the RCP average until 10 days before the election! ( which was...
  • Brazilian Clown Wins Seat Among the Politicians

    10/10/2010 10:17:39 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Google News ^ | 10/10/2010 | Google News
    SAO PAULO — Brazil's incoming Congress decided from weekend elections will have to make room for a colorful new member: a professional clown who won the most number of votes of any of them. Tiririca, a 45-year-old television humorist whose real name is Francisco Oliveira, scooped up 1.3 million votes in Sunday's polls to represent Sao Paulo, the highest number of votes for any federal deputy across the country. His TV campaign ads, featuring him dancing around in a tiny hat and multi-colored outfit with a cheesy smile, were easily the most irreverent spots in the lead-up to the general...
  • Al Franken seeks FEC probe of foreign cash

    10/06/2010 9:33:49 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/2010 | Scott Wong
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has called on the Federal Election Commission to probe allegations that foreign companies are helping to finance U.S. Chamber of Commerce efforts to sway the midterm elections in its favor – even as the chamber continues to insist no foreign money is used for its political activities. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43238.html#ixzz11dxa8J3q
  • Enviro-Freaks Advocate Murdering Child Dissidents

    10/02/2010 6:25:26 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 24 replies
    Proving that some things are impossible to satirize, the British environmentalist group 10:10 has produced a short propaganda film that at first glance appears to be something that Rush Limbaugh would've created to mock environmental extremism. Oh, but it's not. 10:10, which gets its name from the goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent annually starting in 2010, means it for real. The four-minute commercial, which can be found here , is called "No Pressure" and is divided into three main segments: a teacher with her class of middle schoolers, a corporate pep-talk in an office building lobby,...
  • Suspect Denies Owning Cocaine In His Buttocks

    10/01/2010 2:06:42 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 40 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | October 1, 2010
    OCTOBER 1--A Florida man arrested Wednesday on drug charges told cops that a bag of cocaine found hidden inside his buttocks did not belong to him. Though the suspect did cop to ownership of a bag of marijuana hidden alongside the coke. The narcotics were discovered by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies after Raymond Roberts’s Hyundai was pulled over on a Bradenton street for speeding Wednesday morning. Investigators, who reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, subsequently searched the 25-year-old Roberts and discovered his hidden stash. During the search, when Deputy Sean Cappiello "felt a soft...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pedophiles Find a Home for Social Networking -- on Facebook

    09/29/2010 10:41:03 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | September 28, 2010 | Jane Winter
    The world’s largest pro-pedophilia advocacy group uses Facebook to connect with its members throughout the world; to find and exchange photos of children; to hone its members' predatory behavior; and to identify, target and reel in child victims, an investigation by FoxNews.com reveals. Facebook says it has a strict policy against the posting of content that supports groups engaged in child exploitation, yet a simple, five-second search on Facebook, conducted on Sept. 23, yielded dozens of pages devoted to the infamous North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). Many of those pages featured numerous photos of unnamed boys, some of whom...
  • Mounties find deviant American hiding in Canada

    09/24/2010 5:52:30 PM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media ^ | 2010-09-24 | Chris Kitching
    WININPEG - A convicted sex offender who is wanted by police in at least four U.S. states was arrested in southern Manitoba this month after someone welcomed him into their home. It's believed the Manitoban who took in Francis David Sherman and his girlfriend had no idea a fugitive, convicted of rape and child sexual assault, was staying under his roof. The American couple, of no fixed address, used aliases and gave bogus cover stories to elude police, agencies say. "He's a guy who needed to get caught and we're thankful to our fellow law enforcement in Canada," said Byron...
  • Disabled woman was tortured and held as a sex slave

    09/14/2010 7:58:52 AM PDT · by big black dog · 43 replies
    St Louis Today ^ | Robert Patrick
    The indictment alleges that Bagley met the woman when she was 16 and a runaway and persuaded her to move into his trailer with promises of a "great life" and a future as a model and dancer. She got her own room, furniture and TV, and Bagley began giving her drugs, showing her pornography and sexually abusing her, prosecutors said. When she turned 18, he persuaded her to sign a 'sex slave contract," which he said bound her to him for life, prosecutors claim. Bagley "beat, whipped, flogged, suffocated, choked, electrocuted, caned, skewered, drowned, mutilated, hung and caged" the girl...
  • Practitioner Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Faces Trial This Week

    09/13/2010 9:18:33 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 13, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Practitioner Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Faces Trial This Week Hyannis, MA -- The trial of abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh, who has been charged with manslaughter after killing one of his patients in a botched legal abortion, begins this week. Osathanondh did the abortion on 22-year-old Laura Smith, who died in September 2007 at his Women's Health Center abortion business. http://www.LifeNews.com/state5447.html
  • Manual on How to Molest Children is Legal, Cops Say

    09/05/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 66 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | Sept 5, 2010 | Dean Schabner
    A 170-page manual explaining step by step how to molest children which police in Orange County, Fla., believe has been circulating there for months, is not illegal. Investigators have stated that they still want to know where it came from. "I've never seen anything like it. It was pretty amazing when I first saw it just because how detailed it was," Orange County Sheriff's Office Det. Philip Graves told ABC News Orlando, Fla., affiliate WFTV. The manual, which was apparently written by someone who calls himself "the mule," is a how-to of child molestation, even explaining where and how to...
  • Steve Schmidt: It’s Hip To Be Queer

    09/03/2010 1:28:21 PM PDT · by writer33 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 09/03/10 | Chris Davis
    Not only did Steve Schmidt tell Sam Stein of the Huffington Post that “gay marriage is a conservative cause,” but he went on to up the ante even more. Schmidt, who is famously known as a being a failure for John McCain and being jealous of Sarah Palin’s hair, launched a missile at the Republican Party, declaring that “it’s hip to be queer.” “More and more,” fired Schmidt, I hear conservatives are saying that opposition to gay marriage is good. But that’s a crock of crap! Conservatives need to wake up and smell what they’re shoveling! Metro sexual is a...
  • 6 years on, Portugal child sex trial reaches end

    09/02/2010 4:36:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 9/2/2010
    child sex abuse trial that has lasted nearly six years is drawing to a close after producing chilling testimony from dozens of alleged victims and shaking public trust in Portugal's institutions. Six men, including a national television celebrity and a retired ambassador, and one woman are accused of sexually abusing minors and adolescents, raping children and running a pedophile ring at a state-run children's home in Lisbon called Casa Pia. The court is to rule on more than 800 alleged crimes in a verdict due on Friday. The trial, believed to be Portugal's longest, has included testimony from more than...
  • Welsh bog snorkeling record set?

    08/31/2010 10:30:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi. ^ | Aug. 30, 2010
    LLANWRTYD WELLS, Wales - Bog snorkeling officials say a world record may have been set at the World Championships in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. Dan Morgan of Brecon, Wales, seems to have chopped more than 8 seconds off of the previous time to clinch the title, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. There was no mention of how or when official confirmation is made. The sport of bog snorkeling began in 1976 near Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, as a result of a bar conversation in The Neuadd Arms. The World Bog Snorkeling Championship, first held in 1985, takes place every August bank holiday...
  • Joel Brinkley: Why Is America Fighting and Dying for Proud Pedophiles? (Pederasty in Afghanistan)

    08/30/2010 1:10:37 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 35 replies
    Diana West ^ | Sunday, August 29, 2010 7:52 AM | Diana West
    Joel Brinkley, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, lifts a rock and finds Afghan culture -- predatory and abusive, twisted out of human shape by a fusion of Pashtun and Koranic influences. Western forces fighting in southern Afghanistan had a problem. Too often, soldiers on patrol passed an older man walking hand-in-hand with a pretty young boy. Their behavior suggested he was not the boy's father. Then, British soldiers found that young Afghan men were actually trying to "touch and fondle them," military investigator AnnaMaria Cardinalli told me. "The soldiers didn't understand." [...] This would appear to be the same...
  • Dating site caters to the 'ugly'

    08/24/2010 2:14:58 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 104 replies · 1+ views
    upi.com ^ | :Aug. 20, 2010 | staff
    Howard James of London said the dating site for the "aesthetically challenged" excludes "anyone who is overtly pretty or attractive," The Sun reported, The Sun reported Friday. "It's a sad fact that up to half of the U.K. is made up of ugly people yet amazingly nobody has ever thought of providing a dating service for them," James said. "Some of these will be moderately ugly, but others will have fallen from the ugly tree and hit every branch on their way down."
  • Police in Chile guard Jews after anti-Semitic attacks

    08/18/2010 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    jpost ^ | August 18, 2010 | GIL SHEFLER
    Many leftists in Latin America have become more vocal in their criticism of Israel. The president of Chile’s Jewish community has been given police protection following a spike in anti-Semitic attacks across the country. Gabriel Zaliasnik told The Jerusalem Post Tuesday that his house was being guarded by a police detail after he and his son had received threats of violence. “I am 43 years old, and I don’t recall something like this,” he said. “We’ve had eight different anti-Semitic events in different parts of the country.” In recent weeks, schools, synagogues and cemeteries in the cities of Santiago, Concepcion...
  • Shot fired at Al Franken's condo

    08/19/2010 11:54:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | August 19, 2010 | Andy Barr
    Minneapolis and Capitol Hill police are investigating a shot that was fired at the condo of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). Nobody was home at the time of the incident, which was not reported until after the senator and his wife returned home to Minneapolis after a two-day trip out of town on Tuesday and discovered the damage to their window facing the street. Franken’s wife reported the incident to police. “Right now it’s under investigation by the Minneapolis Police and the Capitol Hill Police,” Franken spokesman Marc Kimball told POLITICO.
  • Franken slams mosque opponents

    08/19/2010 11:04:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2010 | Elise Viebeck
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) weighed in on the controversy over a proposed mosque near the World Trade Center site Wednesday, calling the recent opposition to the project "one of the most disgraceful things that I've heard."  Franken was born in Manhattan, and lived there again while writing for "Saturday Night Live" over a period of 20 years. "I don’t know how many of you have been to New York, but if a building is two blocks away from anything, you can’t see it," he said of the mosque's proposed site. "It’s a community center. They’re going to have a gym....
  • Man Caught with Pants Down and an Armless Mannequin in Public Park

    08/09/2010 11:40:13 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 99 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Aug 8, 2010 | Hanna Francis; Josh McComas
    According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, 61-year-old Eddie M. Campbell from Belle was caught at Booker T. Washington Memorial Park in Malden with his shirt off and his pants around his ankles.
  • I Believe Al Franken Is Sorry

    08/07/2010 1:07:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 26 replies
    The Looking Spoon | 8-7-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Senator Mitch McConnell gave Al Franken a piece of his mind after being mocked by him in the Senate chambers during his speech in opposition to Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Supreme Court. I'm glad to hear Franken was apologetic to McConnell after being reminded he is no longer a writer for Saturday Night Live and doesn't have to be unfunny in the Senate too. To be fair, he absolutely did the right thing, but it came only after being taken to task for it. What if he wasn't? Would he still have been sorry? Did it really have...
  • Franken apologizes to McConnell for rudeness

    08/06/2010 8:58:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | August 5, 2010 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday for being rude to Sen. Mitch McConnell as the Senate's top Republican was winding up a solemn debate on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Franken, a liberal Democrat from Minnesota, was presiding over the Senate as McConnell explained his opposition to President Barack Obama's high-court nominee. A Senate GOP aide said Franken made theatrical gestures and whispered under his breath as the Kentucky senator spoke. It was distracting enough that McConnell went up to the former comedian afterward and said, "This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al."
  • McConnell scolds Franken for making faces from dais during his speech

    08/05/2010 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    McConnell scolds Franken for making faces from dais during his speech By Alexander Bolton - 08/05/10 06:00 PM ET Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) scolded Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on the Senate floor Thursday for allegedly mocking him while he delivered a solemn speech on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. The dust-up came seconds after McConnell delivered a speech on Kagan’s nomination shortly before the Senate voted to confirm her to the high court. Franken, who was presiding over the chamber from the dais, gesticulated and made faces while McConnell explained his opposition to Kagan, according to witnesses. The...
  • Child molester could go free (Obama appointed Judge)

    07/31/2010 9:30:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 3+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | 7/31/10 | Tricia Bishop
    John Joseph Merzbacher, a notorious Baltimore child abuser accused of molesting dozens of students at the Catholic school where he taught, could soon be released from a life sentence, under a federal court order handed down Friday. Merzbacher, now 68, is a former middle school teacher at the city's Catholic Community School. He was sentenced in 1995 to multiple life terms after a jury found him guilty of raping a preteen Elizabeth Ann Murphy decades earlier. He has already served 15 years. But his case is now being sent back to state court so he can be offered a 10-year...
  • Child molester could go free

    07/31/2010 10:56:44 PM PDT · by HollyB · 9 replies · 3+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 30, 2010 | Tricia Bishop
    John Joseph Merzbacher, a notorious Baltimore child abuser accused of molesting dozens of students at the Catholic school where he taught, could soon be released from a life sentence, under a federal court order handed down Friday
  • Lefties let loose at Public Citizen tribute to Phil Donahue: Love him, hate (almost) everybody else

    07/26/2010 7:30:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 1+ views
    WashPo 'blogs ^ | July 19, 2010 | The Reliable Source
    Get a bunch of lefties together, mix liberally with wine, and the bombs start exploding. Public Citizen, the consumer group founded by Ralph Nader, gave its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Phil Donahue on Thursday night at the National Press Club. There were plenty of tributes for the talk show host, but it was impossible for the room full of pumped-up progressives to get through the evening without finding plenty of people to criticize -- including Barack Obama. "We have a president that many of us, particularly here on the left, we really want to cheer," investigative journalist Seymour Hersh...
  • Franken warns that GOP Congress would bring 'truly dangerous agenda'

    07/25/2010 7:34:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Franken warns that GOP Congress would bring 'truly dangerous agenda' By Bridget Johnson - 07/25/10 09:48 AM ET Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), addressing a convention of liberal bloggers and activists Saturday evening, implored the left to fight to stay in power in the midterm elections. "If Republicans take back Congress they'll implement a truly dangerous agenda," Franken told the Netroots Nation gathering in Las Vegas. "Everything is on the table from repealing healthcare reform to privatizing Social Security." Franken singled out two Republican Senate nominees: Rand Paul in Kentucky, for his questioning of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Sharron...
  • Mexico Arrests Man With 18 Monkeys Around His Waist

    07/20/2010 12:48:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1+ views
    BBCNews ^ | July 20, 2010
    19 July 2010 Mexico Arrests Man With 18 Monkeys Around His Waist By Julian Miglierini Two of the titi monkeys died during the trip Mexican authorities have arrested a man who was trying to smuggle 18 small monkeys into the country by carrying them in his clothing. Roberto Sol Cabrera, a Mexican citizen, was stopped at a random check at Mexico City's international airport after arriving from Lima. In a statement, police said Mr Cabrera Zavaleta had been behaving "nervously". Once he was searched, it was discovered that he had hidden 18 titi monkeys in a girdle around his waist....
  • Watchdog: Feds Were Asleep at the Switch When Minnesota Felons Went to the Polls

    07/14/2010 7:57:16 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies · 3+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/14/2010 | fox news
    The group that uncovered evidence of large-scale illegal voting by felons in Minnesota's contested 2008 Senate race says the whole mess might have been prevented if the federal government had just done its job. The federal government is required under the Civil Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act to make sure that states purge their voter rolls of ineligible voters — the dead, those who have moved, felons, undocumented immigrants, etc. — and to ensure that elections are administered and conducted fairly, said Dan McGrath, executive director of Minnesota Majority. But the conservative watchdog group's review of Minnesota's...
  • Deputies: Man at library who talked to teens had child porn on his cell

    07/14/2010 2:03:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 5 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 7/14/2010 | SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    STANTON – A man who two teen girls said was trying to take cell phone pictures of them outside a library – just feet from a sheriff's substation – was found to have pornographic images of minors in his phone, authorities said. Alejandro Lorenzo Contreras, 24, was trying to talk to two underage girls outside of the Stanton Library on Tuesday afternoon, said Lt. Jim England of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
  • What Al Franken's Election Tells Us

    07/14/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    For those who claim that vote fraud isn't a problem, Al Franken's election to the Senate demonstrates not only that vote fraud exists but also that it can alter elections and indeed the laws of the country. Murderers, rapists, and robbers may not be the people we want providing the crucial votes that determine what America's laws should be.
  • The day I decided to stop being gay

    07/14/2010 9:26:26 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 97 replies
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk ^ | January 18, 2010 | Patrick Muirhead
    A minor incident in a barber’s shop last week has helped me to realise that I may no longer be gay. Not a fully fledged homo, anyway; perhaps not even a part-timer who helps the team out when it’s busy. It appears I may be going straight. I was in Tenterden, the Kentish village where I was brought up and to which I have lately returned, working at a nearby aerodrome as a helicopter pilot. I was waiting my turn for a chatty Latvian to apply the hot towels and razor. A handsome young dad entered with a small, fair-haired...
  • Senator From Stir

    07/13/2010 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Elections: A new study says Minnesota's freshman senator squeaked out a recount victory with illegal votes cast by convicted felons. Is this why Democrats are trying so hard to have all felons vote? An 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, has found that at least 341 felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Minnesota Senate race. This was the campaign that culminated with a six-month recount that gave the victory to former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken over incumbent Republican Norm Coleman. The final recount vote in the race showed Franken...
  • Guess What, Felons Favor Democrats

    07/13/2010 6:35:45 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    A new study by the Minnesota Majority found that at least 341 convicted felons in heavily Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul who voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race. And it looks quite likely that felons gave Franken his narrow Senate victory. The six month vote recount in the Senate race was a torturous process. The morning after November 4, 2008 election, Senator Norm Coleman lead Al Franken by 725 votes. Correcting for typos cut Coleman’s margin to 215, and a recount by all the counties reduced it further to 192. Once the state canvassing board had looked into the intent of...
  • Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds

    07/12/2010 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Foxnews ^ | July 12, 2010 | Ed Barnes
    Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds By Ed Barnes July 12, 2010 The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities. That's the finding of an 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, which found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman. The final...
  • Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds

    Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds July 12, 2010 FoxNews.com The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities. That's the finding of an 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, which found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman. The final recount vote...
  • Police seek mischief maker dressed as leprechaun

    06/30/2010 7:38:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 30, 2010
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Police responding to reports of a man leaping between cars in a Colorado supermarket parking lot didn't need a detailed description of the suspect. Boulder Police Sgt. Fred Gerhardt says witnesses on Wednesday reported a man was dressed as a leprechaun and pretending to shoot at people with his fingers.
  • Man Found Dead In Allegheny Co. Motel Room With 7 Ferrets, Scorpion

    06/30/2010 10:36:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Pittsburgh Channel ^ | June 30, 2010
    KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- The Allegheny County medical examiner is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a Kennedy Township motel room with nine animals. Police said the man, whose identity had not been released, was found inside a room at the Motel Six on Beecham Drive. Triangle Pet Control Services said the man was found with a purebred German Sheppard puppy, seven ferrets and a scorpion. All of the animals were found alive.
  • Al Franken Caught Dozing Off During Kagan Testimony

    06/30/2010 1:23:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 28, 2010 | Jon Bershad
    There are few things more important to our country, our society, our very way of life than the United States Supreme Court. Therefore, the selection of a new justice is one of the most interesting news stories possible. Every few years, we, as Americans, get to sit back and literally watch history being made in front of our very eyes. We get to see our country’s future being written. We get to- Oh my God! Is Al Franken falling asleep? He totally is! During Elena Kagan’s opening remarks today, Sen. Franken had a bit of a hard time keeping...
  • WATCH: Sen. Al Franken Caught Dozing Off During Kagan Statement

    06/28/2010 2:37:07 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 28, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is caught dozing off during Elena Kagan's open statement at her Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
  • The Loony Liberal (Al Franken speech to American Constitution Society)

    06/23/2010 4:01:27 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | 06/23/2010 | Michael Gerson
    (Snip) In the months since his election, the author of "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot," who has referred to opponents as "human filth," who once accused Ronald Reagan of supporting the torture and rape of nuns, has tried to control his bile addiction, at least in public. Speaking last week to the American Constitution Society, he relapsed. (snip) Franken's speech is worth noting only because it is the purest, most simplistic expression of a liberal argument. "Originalism," he says, "isn't a pillar of our constitutional history. It's a talking point." The real purpose of judicial interpretation, he continues,...
  • Naked man arrested for eating cocaine

    06/21/2010 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 1+ views
    wtam.com ^ | June 21, 2010
    (Akron) - Summit County sheriff’s deputies got more than they bargained for Saturday. Around 9:00A.M., deputies responded to the G+L Motel on Massillon Road in Green for reports of a naked man walking in the parking lot and bothering the clerk. When they arrived, her appeared to be high on something. 55-year-old Lavurenes Walker of Canton was arrested in the parking lot without incident. Deputies returned with Walker to his room at the motel to allow him to put clothes on. But inside the room, Walker grabbed a plastic baggie of cocaine and began eating it in an attempt to...
  • From Eloquent Advocates to Boorish Hacks (17th Amendment)

    06/13/2010 7:05:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 625+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 13, 2010 | Josie Wales
    The 17th Amendment is stupid: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years…. But let me start at the beginning.  Article I § 3 cl. 1 of the Constitution originally established the election of Senators through the state legislatures.  The Federalist #62 laid out numerous arguments for the Constitutional framework of the Senate and its method of selection. The senatorial trust, which, requiring greater extent of information and stability of character, requires at the same time that the senator should have reached a period of...
  • Concealed Carriers allowed to shoot Feral Swine in Michigan

    06/12/2010 9:20:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies · 586+ views
    legislature.mi.gov ^ | 7 May, 2010 | Michigan Legislature
    STATE OF MICHIGAN 95TH LEGISLATURE REGULAR SESSION OF 2010 Introduced by Reps. Huckleberry, Tyler, Byrum, Rocca, Hansen, Neumann, Valentine, Espinoza and Terry Brown ENROLLED HOUSE BILL No. 5822 AN ACT to amend 1976 PA 328, entitled “An act to regulate animals running at large; to provide for compensation for damage done by animals running at large; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 1 (MCL 433.11) and by adding section 4a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts. The People of the State of Michigan enact: Sec. 1. As used in...
  • One Year Later, Sen. Franken Evaluates His Job Performance

    06/10/2010 10:59:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies · 448+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/10/10 | Amanda Thiesen
    June 30th marks one year since Sen. Al Franken was declared the official winner in the U.S. Senate race, marked by the longest recount in Minnesota state history. Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser spoke to Franken about how he would evaluate his job performance, so far.