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  • Obama's Ugly Birthday Cake

    08/05/2009 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 90 replies · 3,917+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-09 | Mike's America
    Who let this out of the kitchen?To those who say there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans I have another item to add to the million already compiled. A Republican First Lady would never order such a hideous, comical birthday cake to celebrate her husband's birthday. The Obama's were supposed to be the new "glam" power couple in the White House But with Michelle dressing in something that looks like it came out her daughters' art class when she visited Westminster Abbey in London I guess we shouldn't be too surprised at this: "44?" He's the 44th President but...
  • Obama staff mum on Tiffany's purchase

    03/23/2008 11:55:12 AM PDT · by reagandissiple · 95 replies · 2,367+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 23rd 2008, 4:00 AM | Michael Saul
    Barack Obama's campaign tossed around nearly $600 at Tiffany's last month - for a trinket that remains a secret. Obama's team tapped his flush campaign bank account to pay the $572.25 tab at the famed jeweler last month, recently released federal fund-raising records show. When asked about the curious expenditure, campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, "That was mistakenly charged to a campaign credit card and the money has been refunded to the campaign." Psaki insisted that the senator did not make the purchase himself but she refused to say whether the gift was in any way connected to him or...
  • Entente truly cordiale for "Bling-Bling" Sarkozy

    03/23/2008 12:50:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 532+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/08 | Paul Majendie
    LONDON (Reuters) - The French and the English once settled their bloody differences on the battlefield. That evolved into a love-hate relationship based on mutual mistrust with the French mocking "les rosbifs" and the English lampooning "the frogs." But now, with interdependence reigning supreme in an ever shrinking global village, the entente could not be more cordiale as Queen Elizabeth prepares to welcome France's flamboyant new President Nicolas Sarkozy to Windsor Castle on Wednesday. Sarkozy's predecessor Jacques Chirac was renowned for his testy clashes with former British leader Tony Blair. He said scornfully of the British "you can never trust...
  • Romney hears Huckabee footsteps

    11/16/2007 11:50:48 AM PST · by dano1 · 94 replies · 144+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/16/2006 | Michael Levenson
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, despite heavy spending and intensive campaigning, finds himself in a tightening race in Iowa with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, forcing Romney to aggressively confront an opponent with far less money and organizational backing who was far back in the polls a few weeks ago. (snip) Seven weeks before the Jan. 3 caucuses, a New York Times/CBS News Poll published Wednesday had Romney capturing support from 27 percent of likely Republican voters in Iowa - and Huckabee within striking range at 21 percent. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was third with 15 percent, former...
  • Expensive Trainers (Shoes) 'A Waste Of Cash'

    10/11/2007 6:56:12 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-11-2007 | Stewart Payne
    Expensive trainers 'a waste of cash' By Stewart Payne Last Updated: 6:31am BST 11/10/2007 Expensive trainers do not give more protection to runners' feet than cheaper ones and are not worth the money, according to research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study will come as unwelcome news to the 1.5 million runners in the UK who deliberate long and hard over their choice of footwear, believing that the more they pay the better protection they will get. Worth their weight in gold? Researchers examined nine commonly available trainers, ranging in price from £40 to £75, and...
  • Police: PA Boy (13) Stabs to Death Brother Over Video Game

    07/17/2007 12:00:01 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 100 replies · 4,819+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 17 JUL 07 | dcbryan1
    Police: Pa. Boy Stabs Brother Over Game Jul 17 01:16 PM US/Eastern LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy fatally stabbed his brother with a steak knife after the 16-year-old refused to turn over a video game controller, authorities said. Jahmir Ricks was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Antwan Ricks at their home outside Philadelphia. The older boy died of a single stab wound to the chest, police said, and a bent and bloody knife was recovered from the home. Lansdowne police said the younger boy told them, "I just stabbed my brother," when they arrived at...
  • Gems the latest way to light up your smile

    08/20/2006 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Huntress · 12 replies · 638+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/10/06 | Tara Cuslidge
    Mouth grills are so last year. The newest (and some say safer) way to display dental bling: tooth jewelry. Unlike grills -- mouthpieces that blanket the teeth like gaudily bejeweled braces -- tooth jewelry is a less ostentatious, less expensive and less intrusive way to sparkle when you smile. Monika Linau, owner of Santa Barbara, Calif.-based DecoDent, sells a range of tooth crystals and jewelry that includes crosses, aliens, Nike-swoosh lookalikes, and gems in heart and star shapes. The jewels are meant to be attached by dentists with a composite substance. "It's basically the same process as a colored tooth...
  • What is a "ping" list and how does one get on it?

    08/11/2006 9:16:40 PM PDT · by silentknight · 95 replies · 2,010+ views
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  • What does "Ping" mean?

    07/02/2006 7:57:20 AM PDT · by maineman · 405 replies · 15,758+ views
    I see so many people asking to be put on the 'ping list', what does that mean? I also see that you can be 'pinged' if something you are interested in is posted. Are you notified someway? Thanks
  • Cosby charms, chastises conventioneers

    06/11/2006 8:24:51 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 12 replies · 1,497+ views
    Atlanta J-C ^ | 6/11/06 | JEFFRY SCOTT
    Bill Cosby didn't waste a second Saturday afternoon giving an almost entirely black audience at the Georgia World Congress Center exactly what they probably expected, which, in the comedian's words, was a "whuppin'." "It has come to this," Cosby said, reprimanding his hosts and the audience as he took the podium, following civil rights leader Andrew Young at the 20th Annual 100 Black Men of America convention. "Who would think that Andy Young would be sitting and I would be standing last to be the keynote speaker? Either they [the sponsors of the event] don't know. Or they tend to...
  • 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
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • 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..
  • U.K. Lets Snoop Dogg Out Of The Pen

    04/28/2006 1:46:47 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 35 replies · 1,074+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2006 | Staff
    (CBS/AP) Snoop Dogg is out on bail after a brawl involving police at London's Heathrow Airport.Attorney Peter Binning says no charges were filed, and although the rapper will have to return at a later date, he'll be able to honor his concert commitments in South Africa. Police say seven British officers were hurt in a "disturbance" that broke out when the rap star and his party were denied access to a first class airport lounge. When the group was told it couldn't board the flight, police say some members of the party became abusive and shoved officers. British Airways planned...
  • 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.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    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...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Gold prices surge past $522 level

    12/09/2005 6:01:51 AM PST · by DebtAndDelusion · 228 replies · 2,602+ views
    BBC ^ | December 9, 2005 | London BBC
    The price of gold has continued to rise in Asian trading, climbing to its highest level since 1981. Gains came despite concerns that the market may be set for a correction and some analysts are now predicting that prices have even higher to go. Precious metals have been given a boost as investors look to protect themselves against higher inflation and weakening currencies such as the Japanese yen. Gold climbed as high as $522.70 an ounce, before falling back. It was hovering around the $521 mark during afternoon trading in Asia. 'Dizzy high' "There's some profit-taking now, but look at...
  • A clothes call for NBA whiners

    10/26/2005 12:23:47 PM PDT · by JZelle · 13 replies · 1,028+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-26-05 | Clarence Page
    You can't say that National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern does not enjoy a challenge. Players will have to observe a dress code beginning this season, he has announced. The idea is going over big with the players -- like flood insurance in the Sahara. The code, delivered in a short memo last week, boils down to this: No bling. "Bling," for those of you who are not fortunate enough to have a teenager in your home, is short for "bling bling," a hip-hop term for gaudy jewelry and other forms of showy, ostentatious style. In 2002, "bling bling" joined...
  • Bush's Fault! Banished to backlisted cliches!

    10/08/2005 8:37:32 AM PDT · by md2576 · 299 replies · 6,066+ views
    Put it here and keep it out of the threads.I don't think anyone finds it funny anymore. Someone please, add Bush's Fault to Lake Superior State University list of blacklisted words. Face the music. It's time you bite the bullet and go back to the drawing board to find something more cutting edge. No pennies for your thoughts, just better late than never because your beating a dead horse beyond the shadow of a doubt.
  • 'THE BIG BOO' Crowd Hisses Kanye West

    09/09/2005 9:32:34 AM PDT · by frankjr · 41 replies · 2,406+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/9/05 | Drudge
    The chart topping hip hop rapper star who used a network hurricane fundraiser to charge "George Bush doesn't care about black people" was loudly and lustily booed during last night's NFL kickoff show. The appearance of Kanye West, who was beamed into the Boston stadium via remote from Los Angeles, received a strongly negative response from the crowd. "The boos were thunderous and lasted for much of his number," reports the BOSTON GLOBE. Developing...
  • Kojo's New Car: New evidence of corruption in the U.N.'s oil-for-food program

    09/04/2005 8:41:58 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 3 replies · 733+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Sep. 04, 2005 | ADAM ZAGORIN
    As Paul Volcker put the finishing touches last week on his final report on the U.N.'s role in the oil-for-food scandal, investigators continue to uncover details about Kojo Annan's links with Cotecna, the company at the center of the influence-peddling inquiry. In late 1998, U.N. sources say, Kojo, son of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, got a $3,000 loan from a friend for a down payment on a sporty green Mercedes ML 320 in Geneva, Switzerland. The friend was Michael Wilson, then a vice president of Cotecna, the firm that not only employed Kojo but also won millions of dollars in...
  • Big-Screen Televisions [What exactly does the word "poverty" mean in the USA?]

    08/26/2005 5:55:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 99 replies · 4,824+ views
    slate.msn.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2005 | Bryan Curtis
    The working poor also have a tenuous relationship with the big-screen. Conservative critics might see the presence of a big-screen in a dilapidated tract house as a product of misguided spending; for liberals, it could merely represent inchoate class longings. In a heartbreaking example that would satisfy both camps, the Los Angeles Times profiled a family of four—total income: $19,000—who had driven themselves to the brink of insolvency by buying a big-screen TV. In 1998, a Business Week writer described his amazement upon entering the house of a down-at-heels Massachusetts woman: "I beheld the trappings of upper-middle-class comfort. The big-screen...
  • Marketing Cell Phones to Children [Firefly cell phone for pre-teens]

    08/05/2005 8:28:27 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 36 replies · 3,869+ views
    KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids IA ^ | Thursday, August 04, 2005, 11:12:34 PM | Steve Nicoles
    Video (Iowa City – KCRG) -- Are pencils passé? Some companies are touting technology as the key for kids to stay ahead of the coolness curve. The latest push button item does not exactly add, subtract or multiply. It must be August. Parents are with their kids shopping for school supplies. The National Retail Federation says families will spend about $450 on back to school shopping. Department stores now have lists that tell parents everything their kids need to fill up their backpacks. That list includes notebooks. Kids also need their pencils. But believe it or not, some parents...
  • WORKER RIPPED OFF $1M: COPS (blew it on gambling, home payments, two cars paid in cash)

    07/21/2005 2:59:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies · 1,531+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 21, 2005 | KIERAN CROWLEY
    JAMINE ALABRE All in small bills. A crafty 25-year-old employee of a Long Island marketing firm managed to swindle more than a million dollars in cash by steadily sneaking small bills out of the office, police said. She blew nearly all of the $1,119,807 she stole in casinos, on home payments, and splurging on two cars that she paid for in cash, cops said. Over a two-year period, account coordinator Jamine Alabre, 25, of Westbury, smuggled the money out of the Uniondale offices of IPSOS, a firm that conducts market-research surveys and public-opinion polls. Nassau County Detective Sgt. Lucy...
  • Woman Charged With Abusing Grandmother To Buy Humvee

    06/04/2005 9:04:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 479+ views
    KTVU ^ | June 1, 2005
    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A woman has been charged with abusing her 92-year-old grandmother by stealing money to buy a $60,000 Humvee, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Jacqueline Watts, 44, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of elder abuse, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Investigators began looking into the case after the grandmother was brought by ambulance to Stanford University Hospital's emergency room for treatment of malnutrition and dehydration, Wagstaffe said. Family members had also called authorities with concerns about the woman's well-being. Authorities said Watts took out a mortgage on the unidentified...
  • 50 Cent Escapes Jail

    05/15/2005 8:19:54 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies · 889+ views
    UNDERCOVER.COM ^ | 05/16/2005 | PAUL CASHMERE
    50 Cent Escapes Jail by Paul Cashmere 16 May 2005 Rapper 50 Cent was granted a real life "get out jail free" card today when a judge failed to convict him on assault charges. The hip-hop star was accused of punching one woman and injuring two others during a concert at the Hippodrome in Springfield last May. Although the judge ruled that 50 Cent could have been convicted on the evidence, he decided to let him go free on the basis that he stays drug-free and avoids any further crime for the next 24 months. He will undergo random...
  • Detroit mayor ran up $210K on credit card

    05/03/2005 4:54:16 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 44 replies · 1,325+ views
    AP ^ | 05/03/05 | Associated Press
    Detroit mayor ran up $210K on credit card Associated Press DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, whose city is struggling with a projected $230 million deficit, has charged at least $210,000 for travel, meals, drinks and other purchases on his city-issued credit card, public records show. The charges, reported Tuesday by the Detroit Free Press, cover the first 33 months of Kilpatrick's four-year term that began in January 2002. They include 78 charges for meals from January 2002 through September 2004, some of them at restaurants in New York and Washington. Kilpatrick spokesman Howard Hughey said the mayor's travels have been...
  • Rappers and bad behavior

    04/10/2005 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 34 replies · 1,031+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 07 Apr 05
    Rappers and bad behavior A criminal record is counting for less in hip-hop world NEW YORK (AP) -- In the rap world, a criminal background is the ultimate resume. The former drug dealer Beanie Sigel, who spent years bucking the law before getting his big break as a Jay-Z protege, has never lacked for street cred. With his menacing glare and criminal-minded rhymes, the Philadelphia native positioned himself as one of the most authentic gangstas on the rap scene. But last year he was sentenced to a year in prison on a weapons charge, and still faces a retrial on...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,140 replies · 219,508+ views
  • Flying with the Falcon Boys - Classic car club calls '60s Ford standard bearer for Oakland

    03/05/2005 9:01:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1,811+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/5/5 | Meredith May
    With the bass on a Rick James song thumping so loud his white leather seats vibrated, Dave Johnson cruised down MacArthur Boulevard in a chromed-up cloud of cool. Behind the wheel of his 1968 candy-apple-red Ford Falcon, 38-year-old Johnson is a member of East Oakland's ghetto glitterati -- the Falcon Boys. Every urban city has its signature car, and in Oakland, the baddest ride around is the Falcon. First popularized in the city in late '80s, the Ford Falcon now is a cultural icon of the hip-hop generation, featured in rapper Too Short's videos and in the lyrics of Vallejo...
  • Rapper Makes Video While In Jail Awaiting Murder Trial

    02/26/2005 11:10:26 AM PST · by deepFR · 10 replies · 813+ views
    http://www.clickondetroit.com/ ^ | February 25, 2005 | http://www.clickondetroit.com/
    Sheriff Harry Lee Furious UPDATED: 8:53 am EST February 25, 2005 GRETNA, La. -- Rapper C-Murder, in jail in the New Orleans, La., area awaiting a murder trial, has angered the local sheriff with his plans to release a music video and compact disc, parts of which were recorded behind bars. "I'm angry," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee. "I'm angry because I trusted people, and they sandbagged me." The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, has been in the Jefferson Parish jail for more than three years, facing a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a 16-year-old...
  • (Vanity)How did I get on so many ping lists? (Vanity)

    01/29/2005 6:14:24 PM PST · by birbear · 94 replies · 1,749+ views
    My "New Posts To Me" thingy | Now | Me
    I like feeling wanted, but over the past several months I've noticed I'm getting pinged for things that I don't know (and unfortunately don't really care) about. The only ping list I remember signing up for is PJ's DUmmie FUnnies. Most of the other stuff is interesting, and it's nice to be invited into conversations, I'm just wondering if this is a common occurance with FReepers...or am I just odd? And really most of this stuff didn't start until I started with DUmmie FUnnies... or maybe that's the only time I really started noticing it. Any answers? Thanks
  • Caption.... !!!PHOTO!!!

    12/13/2004 10:22:48 AM PST · by crushelits · 59 replies · 4,261+ views
    crushelits | Dec. 13, 2004 | crushelits
  • Trooper Chases SUV Through 2 Counties

    12/01/2004 1:42:15 PM PST · by ambrose · 17 replies · 749+ views
    Omaha Channel ^ | 12/1/04
    Trooper Chases SUV Through 2 Counties POSTED: 11:13 am CST December 1, 2004 UPDATED: 2:45 pm CST December 1, 2004 The Nebraska State Patrol chased an SUV through Saunders western Douglas counties Wednesday morning. A trooper spotted the vehicle near Ceresco going the wrong way on Highway 77. When the trooper tried to pull the SUV over, the driver took off and a chase started which soon turned down Highway 92. Around 252nd Street and West Center Road, the pursuit got close to a house. The SUV struck a propane tank in the yard and kept going. The collision created...
  • Cadillac SUV rated most likely to be stolen

    10/20/2004 8:18:15 AM PDT · by No Surrender Monkey · 27 replies · 662+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2004 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    The Cadillac Escalade EXT, a $53,000 chrome-trimmed luxury pickup with leather bucket seats, a seven-speaker stereo system with satellite radio and a global tracking system, is the vehicle most targeted by thieves, a study by the insurance industry found. It's the second year in a row that an Escalade has been at the top of the list, which was released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Escalade sport utility vehicle topped last year's list; this year, that SUV is third. The Nissan Maxima, a midsize sedan, is the second most likely to be stolen among newer vehicles....
  • Playing catch-up with Mrs. Heinz Kerry (Barf untill you die)

    08/15/2004 11:59:56 AM PDT · by barker · 22 replies · 1,019+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 8-18-04 | LISA GUTIERREZ
    Playing catch-up with Mrs. Heinz Kerry Sometimes you have to spend a day on a train for 15 minutes with a candidate's wife By LISA GUTIERREZ The Kansas City Star WHO KNOWS WHERE, Mo. — The invitation comes from John Kerry's folks. Ride the Kerry-Edwards campaign train across Missouri and interview Teresa Heinz Kerry, arguably one of today's most enigmatic headline makers. We jump at the offer. Here's a chance to find out so many things: more about her life in Mozambique; how she dealt with the crushing loss of her first husband, and then becoming stepmother to the children...
  • Hip-hop activists snub Kerry, Bush

    06/30/2004 1:00:50 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 34 replies · 427+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/04
    Several thousand young political activists will try to parlay hip-hop's influence on consumer culture into a viable political force that they hope will rival that of soccer moms and NASCAR fans. While organizers of the first ever National Hip-Hop Political Convention held earlier this month in Newark, N.J., did not endorse a presidential candidate, they did agree on a national platform that they hope a major political party will adopt as its own. We did not endorse a candidate because we feel the civil-rights leadership has gotten into the habit of voting for Democrats without getting anything back, said Bakari...
  • A Boston Surprise this Summer?

    04/07/2004 2:56:26 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 55 replies · 467+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrats have hitched their Presidential hopes to one of the strangest nominees in a long time, John Kerry. His cold aloofness, his thin-skinned nastiness, his habit of marrying wealthy women and living grandly on the proceeds, and his unique propensity for deep-cutting self-satire (“I voted for it before I voted against it”), make him remarkably unappealing to the non-ideological swing voters who will decide the election. Recall for a moment that the only reason he became the front-runner was the Democrats’ desperation in the wake of the Howard Dean public meltdown. Prior to that moment, Kerry’s campaign had gone...
  • Teresa! Be a dear and bring me my bling!

    04/07/2004 1:31:26 PM PDT · by dead · 22 replies · 193+ views
  • Cadillac, Mercedes battle over hip-hop throne

    01/29/2004 4:24:34 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 2 replies · 590+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 1/29/04
    Cadillac, Mercedes battle over hip-hop throne DETROIT, United States (AFP) - Move over Mercedes-Benz, Caddy is this month's king of cool, according to Americas trend-setting rappers and musicians. AFP/File Photo While the German luxury brand was the favoured status-symbol of rappers last year, a review of the top 20 best-selling records in the United States in January shows that Cadillac was the hottest set of wheels this month -- at least in the eyes of America's music-makers. "Don't want to meet your daddy, just want you in my Caddy," runs a line from "Hey Ya!" a tune by hip-hop band...
  • Friend of record-label founder indicted on count of retaliating against witness

    01/01/2004 2:43:04 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 8 replies · 277+ views
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | Jan. 1, 2004 | Pamela Manson
    A lifelong friend of a Utah record-label founder has been accused of threatening a witness who testified against the music producer in his trial on drugs and weapons charges. A federal grand jury on Tuesday handed up an indictment against Landon Thomas Stokoe on one count of retaliating against a witness. The indictment and other court records claim that Stokoe made his threat on Dec. 16, less than an hour after a jury convicted Weldon Angelos on 16 counts of drug trafficking, weapons possession and money laundering. Angelos, founder of Extravagent Records, a label that produces rap and hip hop...
  • Caption this (when advertisers run out of ideas alert)

    10/28/2003 5:58:30 PM PST · by El Conservador · 31 replies · 248+ views
    PBase.com ^ | Josh Smith
  • Freshmen know 'bling bling,' not Paul Newman

    09/04/2003 6:44:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 431+ views
    AP ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2003
    <p>For this year's college freshmen, computers have always fit in a backpack and Paul Newman has always made salad dressing. Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie are old enough to be their parents.</p> <p>Those are just a few of the cultural reference rifts between the students and their professors this year, according to Beloit College's sixth annual Mindset List.</p>
  • Super flawless diamonds now made by machines

    08/18/2003 9:12:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 150 replies · 1,715+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 08/18/03 | Staff Writer
    Setback for jewel industry is good news for high-tech Two companies are manufacturing gem-quality diamonds that may break the DeBeers cartel and set off a high-tech craze for diamond chips much heartier than silicon, reports Wired Magazine's September issue. The diamonds are flawless and can fool even the most expert of gemologists. The natural conditions that produce diamonds have long been understood – put pure carbon under enough heat and pressure and it will crystallize into the hardest material known. But evolutionists have suggested it would require millions of years to reproduce the precise set of circumstances. Some have suggested...