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  • Sikh student sues U.S. Army, says ROTC enlistment blocked because of his faith

    11/14/2014 8:37:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 73 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | David Shortell
    (CNN) -- A Sikh student at Hofstra University filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the United States Army, claiming the service refused to grant him a religious accommodation that would allow him to enlist in his school's ROTC program without shaving his beard, cutting his hair and removing his turban, according to court documents. When Iknoor Singh requested a religious exemption from the military's grooming policies to enlist as an ROTC cadet in April 2013, his request was first denied on the grounds that his noncompliance would have "an adverse impact on the Army's readiness, unit cohesion, standards, health, safety, or...
  • Activists say $13 minimum wage isn't enough

    07/09/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    WLS am ^ | 7-9-2014 | Bill Cameron
    (CHICAGO) The activists who are agitating for a $15 minimum wage are rejecting Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $13 an hour proposal. The Raise Chicago Coalition organized by the Service Employees Union says $13 is a good start, but they still want $15. In any case, the coalitionís Adeline Bracey says the current minimum wage cannot stand. ďI canít survive on $8.25,Ē Bracey said. ďMy community cannot thrive on $8.25! We are barely alive on $8.25. And in the words of the rapper, this ainít no jive, this $8.25!Ē
  • Miami Heat Fans Boo Team During Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals and Then Leave Early

    06/13/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami Heat fans continue to leave everyone shaking their heads, and not just because they left Game 4 early.... the hometown crowd began to boo the team. Yes, the same team that has made the NBA Finals four straight times and has won the last two titles. The booing continued at various points in the second half. However, the booing was gone once the crowd started thinning out.
  • Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source

    06/02/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2014 12:31pm EDT | HAMID SHALIZI AND JESSICA DONATI
    Kabul (Reuters) - The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, and accuses Washington of failing to back a peace plan for the war-torn country, a senior source said on Monday. The five prisoners were flown to Qatar on Sunday as part of a secret agreement to release Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who left Afghanistan for Germany on the same day. :snip: "The president is now even more distrustful of U.S. intentions in the country," said the source close to President Hamid...
  • Illegal immigrants repeatedly risk death to enter U.S.

    05/17/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    KETK ^ | May 17, 2014 | CNN
    OGALES, MEXICO (CNN) ó Their journey through the desert ended in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol van. Sitting inside the chapel of the San Juan Bosco shelter for deportees in Nogales, Mexico, Rey and Herlinda rest and wait for another chance to cross illegally into the United States with their children ages 4, 9 and 11 in tow. Temperatures in this stretch of desert that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border hover around 100 degrees. "I know that I'm putting all three of them at risk, but what else can I do?" said Rey, who says he has lived and...
  • ĎEmpoweringí? Video shows Duke pornstar and Ďfeministí being choked, degraded, and abused

    03/21/2014 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | March 20, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    DURHAM, NC, March 20, 2014 ( ‚Äď During a national media blitz, the Duke University student who makes pornographic films to pay her tuition has said her experience in the industry has left her feeling ‚Äúempowered‚ÄĚ and uplifted. But an anti-pornography activist has posted a shocking video graphically undermining her claims. ‚ÄúMy experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling, and empowering,‚ÄĚ Miriam Weeks, who revealed that she performs under the name Belle Knox, wrote on the feminist website last month. ‚ÄúFor me, shooting pornography brings me unimaginable joy.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúIt is my artistic outlet: my love, my...
  • Obama Might Cancel Impromptu Family Vacation Due To Ukraine Crisis

    03/06/2014 3:08:00 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 65 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 6, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    Add ďvacation-destroyerĒ to the list of unflattering barbs being hurled at Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia has placed President Obamaís family vacation plans in jeopardy, according to a new report. Obama and the First Lady were scheduled to head to Miami on Friday for an event focusing on education, Politico reported, and the coupleís daughters were planning to join them afterward for a weekend trip in the area. But, due to the continuing international crisis sparked by Russiaís troops moving into Ukraineís Crimean peninsula, the first family may have to cancel their trip. ďThe...
  • House Republicans: Ted Cruz killed our amnesty

    02/13/2014 4:51:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    There’s no man or woman in red-state America these days with more power than Cruz to set a new conservative litmus test. But c’mon: How many of you need to be formally warned at this point by your favorite Republican that the House is looking to sell out border hawks on immigration reform? It’s like blaming Rand Paul for turning libertarians against the NSA. He plays a useful role in bringing attention to the issue, but those people turned on their own initiative ages ago. Same here.Cruz won’t mind being blamed for this one, though. House Republicans who supported the...
  • 2 Alleged Drug Dealers Targeted In Police Raid

    02/05/2014 5:12:49 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5 February 2014 | TMZ
    New York cops have just made 4 ARRESTS in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death Ö Law enforcement sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ. Our sources tell us Ö police have obtained a search warrant and are currently on scene at a NY apt. We're told police are targeting two individuals who they believe sold PSH heroin. Sources say cops raided 3 units in the same building. Read more:
  • Oprah Winfrey Nearly Had Nervous Breakdown Last Year, Mogul Says

    09/23/2013 9:54:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 23, 2013 | Alexandra Ward
    Oprah Winfrey suffered symptoms of a nervous breakdown last year while struggling to keep her OWN television network afloat while filming "The Butler," the media mogul revealed in an interview airing on Access Hollywood this week. Winfrey, 59, said she came to the realization that she was nearing her breaking point while interviewing Jason Russell last October. Russell, who directed the short documentary "Kony 2012" and spearheaded a social movement to capture the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, suffered a nervous breakdown in March 2012 and was diagnosed with "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress,...
  • AFL-CIO President Trumka: Employers Cutting Workers to 29 1/2 Hours to Avoid ObamaCare

    09/04/2013 8:40:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/4/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    In the past several months, the left and their media minions have pushed back against claims businesses are trimming worker hours to avoid ObamaCare. During a recent interview, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said employers are "restructuring their workforce to give workers 29 and a half hours so they don't have to provide them healthcare."
  • Joe Biden: Letís face it, Al Gore was elected president of the United States

    06/12/2013 11:59:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2013 | Allahpundit
    No, he wasnít, as the New York Times eventually made clear. But the point of a political fundraiser is to tell the audience what it wants to hear in exchange for cash, so hereís Biden earning some money for Ed Markey in Boston last night: ďThis man was elected president of the United States of America,Ē Biden said according to the pool report. ďNo, no, no. He was elected president of the United States of America. But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision in my view was made, he did the right thing for the nation.Ē...
  • Venezuela Divided Over Justin Timberlake ĎSNLí Mock Tribute Of Hugo Chavez

    03/10/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 21 replies
    PopDirt ^ | March 10, 2013
    Justin Timberlakeís opening skit on ĎSaturday Night Liveí featured the singer and actor doing a ďtributeĒ of Venezuelan authoritarian Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday (March 5), dressed as Elton John, mimicking Eltonís ĎCandle in the Windí tribute of Princess Diana. Timberlakeís take would likely be considered softball by the standards of American conservatives or moderates, but to many in Venezuela, they turned to Twitter to blast the artist for disrespecting their fallen leader and the countryís flag, seen in the background of the skit. The angry messages sent via Twitter (@jtimberlake) include: @luisragarcia: Be a men @jtimberlake, no time for...
  • Republicans block President Obama's nominee to federal appeals court ź

    03/06/2013 11:19:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 6, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON ó Senate Republicans have blocked the confirmation of federal appeals court nominee Caitlin Halligan for the second time, denying President Barack Obama a key judicial appointment.
  • Nigeria Boko Haram commander Ibn Saleh Ibrahim 'killed'

    11/18/2012 6:56:06 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 November 2012 | Staff
    Nigeria's military has killed a top commander of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army spokesman has said. Ibn Saleh Ibrahim was killed in an exchange of fire with six of his lieutenants, the spokesman added. An unknown number of civilians are said to have been killed in the crossfire, says a BBC reporter in Nigeria. Boko Haram, which has killed hundreds of people since 2009, has not commented on Mr Ibrahim's reported death. The group's founding leader, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed by security forces in July 2009. 'War hero' Boko Haram is now...
  • Kaiser Permanente lays off 530 employees in Southern California

    11/18/2012 6:59:46 AM PST · by Baynative · 29 replies
    Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | 11/16/2012 | Canan Tasci
    Kaiser Permanente officials have confirmed 530 union employees in Southern California have been laid off. At least 85 position were eliminated at the Fontana and Ontario medical centers, officials said Friday. Officials at the health-care provider did not release the locations of the other 445 positions. The layoffs do not include physicians.
  • Obama takes 'offense' on some Benghazi accusations

    10/29/2012 6:24:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | October 29, 2012 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama fired back at critics who have accused his administration of orchestrating a cover up over the September attacks in Libya. ďI do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we havenít tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed," Obama told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in an interview that aired Monday. (snip) ďIf we find out we that there was a big breakdown, and somebody didnít do their job, theyíll be held accountable,Ē Obama said. ďUltimately, as commander-in-chief, Iím responsible, and I donít shy away from that...
  • Catholic Fund Cuts Off Aid Over Groupsí Affiliations

    07/05/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04.05.12 | DAN FROSCH
    For three years now, CompaŮeros, a small nonprofit organization in rural southwestern Colorado, has received thousands of dollars from the Roman Catholic Church to help poor Hispanic immigrants with basic needs including access to health care and guidance on local laws. But in February, the group was informed by a representative from the Diocese of Pueblo that its financing from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops devoted to ending poverty, was in danger. The problem, the diocesan liaison explained, was CompaŮerosís membership in an immigrant rights coalition that had joined...
  • Vanity.... My post was pulled because it mentioned Affrmitive Action.

    06/10/2012 11:07:29 PM PDT · by MrPiper · 76 replies
    World news | Today | Me
    I guess FR is as PC as CNN and MSNBC, there was a day when FR could talk about anything, I guess Obama beat down JR too. :-(
  • Reflective Chavez weeps at Mass in Venezuela

    04/05/2012 11:00:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 6, 2012 12:18am EDT | Daniel Wallis
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass on Thursday after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment. He says the latest surgery was successful, that he is recovering well and will be fit to win a new six-year term at an election in October. Yet big questions remain about his future, and on...
  • Occupy Wall Street Running Low On Cash....

    03/10/2012 9:02:06 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 22 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | March 10, 2012 11:42 | Jennifer Mattson
    Occupy Wall Street in New York City could run out of funds in the coming weeks.
  • Tot's tantrum gets family kicked off plane

    03/10/2012 8:32:14 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 108 replies
    upi ^ | March. 9, 2012
    BOSTON, -- A family returning from a trip to Turks and Caicos said it cost them $2,000 when they were kicked off their flight to Boston due to their daughter's tantrum. Colette Vieau said she and her husband were on a JetBlue plane preparing for takeoff in February with daughters Natalie, 2, and Cecilia, 3, when the younger girl threw a tantrum and refused to sit down, the New York Daily News reported Friday. "We were holding them down with all of our might, seat belt on. And I said, 'We have them seated. Can we go now?' (The flight...
  • Pebble Beach Announcers Are Wearing Knee Pads for Tiger

    02/12/2012 1:51:20 PM PST · by 1raider1 · 36 replies
    Myself | Feb. 12, 2012 | Me
    I think the announcers for this years Pebble Beach Pro-Am are angling to be Tigers next love interest.
  • Wealthiest Americans prospered most since 1979, according to government study (AP barf alert)

    10/27/2011 4:39:22 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 74 replies
    pioneer pressed ^ | 10-27-11 | ap
    WASHINGTON - The richest 1 percent of Americans have been getting far richer over the last three decades while the middle class and poor have seen their after-tax household income only crawl up in comparison, according to a government study. After-tax income for the top 1 percent of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent, from 1979 to 2007, the Congressional Budget Office found. For people in the middle of the economic scale, after-tax income grew by just 40 percent. Those at the bottom experienced an 18 percent increase. "The distribution of after-tax income in the United States was substantially...
  • BREAKING: Federal appeals court ruled parts of health care law unconstitutional

    08/12/2011 10:43:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    BREAKING: Federal appeals court ruled parts of health care law unconstitutional By: CNN Wire Staff
  • Michael Shear Sour Over Sarah Palin's Lack of Respect for Mainstream Media

    05/31/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    Times Watch ^ | May 31, 2011 | Clay Waters
    New York Times chief political blogger Michael Shear is a bit annoyed that Sarah Palin is successfully attracting media attention while ignoring reporterís inquiries and playing hide-and-seek with the press on her "One Nation" bus tour. (Photo by the Times' David Winter.) Shear, who has filed multiple blog posts on the Palin family's historical trail through the Northeast, made Tuesdayís print edition with his gripes: (Palin Family Hits Road, if Not 2012 Trail)Ms. Palin announced her bus tour with great fanfare last week and is using it on her Web site to raise money for her political action committee. Despite...
  • Escape from Rikers: Bailed 'rape' banker forced to move to secret hideaway...

    05/20/2011 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/11 | Daniel Bates
    Escape from Rikers: Bailed 'rape' banker forced to move to secret hideaway after neighbours block move to luxury New York apartmentBy Daniel Bates Last updated at 11:33 PM on 20th May 2011 **SNIP** He and his family were earlier told he was not welcome at the luxurious Bristol Plaza in Manhattan's Upper East Side by its wealthy and influential residents. The landlord of the complex also reportedly changed his mind when he realised the amount of attention his new resident would bring. As the complaints only began pouring in - hours before Strauss-Kahn was to be released - his legal...
  • Muslim Americans still find acceptance elusive in the wake of bin Ladenís death

    05/11/2011 4:39:45 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/11 | Liz Goodwin
    On Friday morning, Masudur Rahman boarded a plane to attend a conference in North Carolina on Americans' distrust of Islam. Agents with the Transportation Security Administration had twice screed both Massud and his traveling companion Mohamed Zaghloul and determined that the two men were not a threat, and they were cleared to join all the other similarly screened passengers on the Delta regional flight operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines. That's why it came as a shock to the pair when the staff ordered them to deplane, reportedly because the pilot didn't want them on board. An Atlantic Southeast ¬ spokesman...
  • Bin Laden burial at sea Ďdemeans family:í sons ('humiliates...his supporters')

    05/10/2011 10:44:47 AM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 64 replies ^ | 5/11/2011 |
    "Eldest son Omar bin Osama bin Laden, speaking on behalf of his brothers, issued a statement disclosed by US monitoring group SITE Intelligence on Tuesday, a day after it was posted on jihadist websites. ďIt is unacceptable ó humanely and religiously ó to dispose of a person with such importance and status among his people, by throwing his body into the sea in that way, which demeans and humiliates his family and his supporters and which challenges religious provisions and feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims,Ē he said. He, Obama, was ďlegally responsibleĒ for obliterating an entire defenceless family...
  • Steyn disappointed in GOP: ĎI think John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suití

    03/19/2011 8:46:24 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/11 | Jeff Poor
    One by one, conservatives are expressing their displeasure in the way Speaker of the House John Boehner is leading the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Conservative talker Mark Levin has expressed his frustration on a nightly basis in recent weeks.
  • Poverty in the Super Bowl's Shadow

    02/05/2011 1:08:59 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 116 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 2/3/2011 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY
    From where he sits, Renato Torres can see Cowboys Stadium, a gleaming white leviathan that he says symbolizes a world he can only dream about, though it's only a block away. He looks longingly at the parking lot, which on Sunday will teem with people from Coors, Miller, Pepsi, Verizon and General Motors, whose executives and invited VIPs will gather in lavish tents. Torres calls them "people from the other world," one he would love to be a part of but isn't. From where he sits on East Sanford, near the barricaded doors of Monterrey Market, he imagines them eating...
  • Why the BCS is so bad!!

    01/06/2011 7:15:42 PM PST · by Benchim · 30 replies ^ | Jan 04, 2011 @ 05:50 PM | Brad Kester
    The Bowl Championship Series is the worst thing ever to happen to college football. If anything, the BCS destroys a chance for quality teams to face off every year. I like bowls. I enjoy all of the games. I enjoy watching Southern Mississippiís offense every December. I enjoy seeing some of the smaller FBS schools, like San Diego State, Nevada and Troy get some national exposure. But I hate the BCS. It destroys rivalries, burns its chance to create new rivalries and alienates teams from getting into the national title hunt.
  • Missing character in kids' literature: Muslims (MN Hurl Alert)

    12/28/2010 9:10:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies · 6+ views ^ | 12/28/10 | NORMAN DRAPER
    As the Muslim student population grows in Minnesota, some educators detect a glaring gap: a dearth of books the students can relate to and from which others can learn. "There wasn't a whole lot in our library that provided a sense of 'this is what's normal,'" said Julie Scullen, a reading intervention specialist at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, where she took stock of books about Muslims growing up in America. When colleague Beth Braun, a Northdale media specialist, launched a full-blown national search, she didn't have much luck, either.
  • Is Pollard Caspar Weinberger's Revenge on the Jews?

    12/23/2010 8:33:25 AM PST · by TPOOH · 95 replies · 2+ views
    IsraeliNationalNews Arutz Sheva ^ | Dec 23, 2010 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    Why is this man still in jail? Why was this man forced to spend seven years in solitary? Why is still confined, languishing, festering in jail for a total of twenty five years? Solitary confinement is the most barbaric of punishments. Few people can withstand this form of torture without becoming very ill, both physically and mentally. Am I talking about the Soviet Gulag? Or about some hell-hole in Afghanistan or Iran? Last year, The New Yorker ran a piece about solitary confinement. The article concludes that this punishment amounts to torture, that it can even induce ďacute psychosis with...
  • Indians bring list to W.H. pow-wow

    12/15/2010 2:58:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 12/15/10 | ABBY PHILLIP
    A year after President Obama vowed more than ďempty promisesĒ to American Indians, tribal leaders are preparing to demand that he follow through.
  • What's with the recent trend of tagging non-relevant articles with palin or sarahpalin?

    11/29/2010 12:17:57 PM PST · by Anamnesis · 34 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    What's with the recent trend of tagging articles with palin or sarahpalin that have nothing to do with Sarah Palin? If your article has nothing to do with Palin, please don't tag it as such. It's bad enough that journalists use her name to get hits to their articles or as a cheap source of writing material. We don't need that attitude here too. Just because people want to increase traffic to their posts, doesn't mean they should tag their posted articles with palin or sarahpalin. This just clutters the keyword/tagging system.
  • nervously awaits news of its fate (Dinosaur Media DeathWatchô)

    11/18/2010 1:48:39 PM PST · by abb · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 18, 2010 | Joe Pompeo
    Of all the players anticipating fallout from the forthcoming union of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, staffers for Newsweek's website may have the most to lose ó namely, their jobs. As the two money-losing news organizations meld into one, each party to the merger is eying possible redundant operations to cut. And Newsweek Daily Beast Co. seemed early on to have its sights set on, which trumps the Web-only Daily Beast in traffic but not in buzz. Indeed, less than 24 hours after the merger was announced last Friday, Nov. 12, Daily Beast CEO Stephen Colvin had already suggested...
  • On the agenda: Packing, shredding

    11/15/2010 6:59:10 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | November 15, 2010 | Erika Lovley
    As many as 1,800 Democratic congressional staffers will soon lose their jobs, with layoffs hitting everyone from entry-level schedulers to six-figure committee lawyers in a mass exodus that will accompany the greatest congressional turnover in 70 years. While results are still being tallied in some races, the damage is clear for Democratic staffers. At least 60 seats have been lost, meaning those offices need to start packing their boxes to clear out in December. POLITICO estimated the likely layoffs based on the average number of staffers per House office, as well as the Democratic committee staffing level, which will most...
  • Grayson upset about negative TV ads

    10/18/2010 6:35:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies ^ | October 15, 2010 | Brittny Krause
    Congressman Alan Grayson is lashing out at negative ads against his campaign paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. According to Politico Grayson is targeted by 20 percent of all the outside spending. An ad sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls Grayson "Nancy Pelosi's lap-dog." Grayson, whose campaign was attacked for running the negative "Taliban Dan" ads against his opponent Daniel Webster, doesn't like the ads against him paid for by outside influences. "Every single person in Orlando has seen ads an average of 70 negative ads against me on TV, 70 negative ads in the past...
  • Hey Jim whats going on

    09/03/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 162 replies
    me | me
    Hope I don't get banned but I am sick and tired of free republic acting like nothing is going on!! Either we are under attack or the equipment is inadequate, I hate that there are no posts about the curent issue.
  • The end of Half Moon Bay?

    08/28/2010 6:57:20 AM PDT · by granite · 30 replies
    San Mateo County Times ^ | Updated: 08/28/2010 03:53:43 AM PDT | By Julia Scott
    HALF MOON BAY -- Between budget losses and lawsuit payments, Half Moon Bay's financials have become so dire that if a local sales tax measure doesn't pass this November, officials say they may have to disincorporate. City leaders have been using the "D" word for a few weeks now as they try to persuade voters to pass Measure K, a one-cent sales tax increase that would help the city balance its budget with an extra infusion of $1.4 million per year for the next seven years. Dissolving Half Moon Bay -- handing the city's budget, operations and services to San...
  • McCain still waiting on Hayworth call (J.D. gives McCain the silent treatment)

    08/26/2010 4:32:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 119 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-08-26 | David Catanese
    Two days after being trounced in the Arizona GOP Senate primary, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth still hasnít called Sen. John McCain to congratulate him. And itís not as if Tuesday nightís outcome was in doubt for very long. McCain eviscerated Hayworth by 24 percentage points and The Associated Press called the race not even a full two hours after the polls closed. The four-term senator quickly took the stage at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center to declare victory and make it an early night. But the McCain campaign is still a bit surprised it never heard from Hayworth, a former...
  • Please FreeRepublic Admin and IT people FIX this site!

    06/22/2010 10:59:11 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies · 1+ views
    6/22/2010 | US Navy Vet
    Please Admins and IT Folks fix this site. The way it is operating now is tantamount to a DOS Attack.
  • Rahm Emanuel Sheds Tear at Kotel

    05/27/2010 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 882+ views
    inn ^ | 5/27/10 | Gil Ronen
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was photographed as he appeared to shed a tear at the Kotel (Western Wall) Thursday (see photos below). President Shimon Peres hosted Emanuel with his wife Amy and their children, Zach (13), Ilana (11) and Leah (10) in the Presidential Residence Thursday. Peres gave presents to Emanuel's wife and children and taught Zach, who is in Israel to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, a lesson about the weekly Torah portion.
  • Mexico criticizes harsh new immigration law in US state

    04/25/2010 5:26:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies · 1,250+ views ^ | April 25, 2010
    Mexico City - A strict new anti-immigration law enacted by the US state of Arizona is 'an obstacle to the solution of common problems' in North America , according to the Mexican government. President Felipe Calderon said Saturday that the draconian law signed by the US border state's Governor Janice Brewer the previous day would hurt US-Mexico relations. 'The criminalization of the migration phenomenon, far from contributing to cooperation between Mexico and the state of Arizona, represents an obstacle for the solution of common problems,' Calderon said.
  • The Revolting Left Revolts

    12/18/2009 3:37:16 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 10 replies · 501+ views
    In a stunning reversal of fortune for President Barack Obama, top progressives are attacking the health-reform plan moving through the Senate as ďhollow,Ē ďunsupportableĒ and a sellout to corporate interests. Republicans, after plotting for months to sink the signature legislation of Obamaís first year, suddenly think that Democrats might wind up doing it for them. Most dangerously for White House chances of assembling 60 Senate votes, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched a third day of attacks on the emerging bill, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed that it meets none of his benchmarks for ďreal reform
  • Obama the Mortal(Democrats Go Berserk on President's Troop Upgrade)

    12/06/2009 4:49:02 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies · 1,456+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2009 | Dana Milbank
    Some parishioners in the Church of Obama discovered last week that their spiritual leader is a false prophet Consider the blow suffered by the liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who issued a plaintive plea to the president on the eve of his announcement that he was sending 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan. By escalating the war, Moore wrote: "[Y]ou will do the worst possible thing you could do -- destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you. With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your...
  • Obama unhappy with criticism of his NYC date night

    10/29/2009 3:19:47 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 74 replies · 2,884+ views
    AP ^ | 28 Oct 09 | None
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says only once since Jan. 20 has White House life annoyed him. It was the Saturday in May when, trying to be a good husband, he kept a campaign promise to take his wife, Michelle, to New York after the election for one of their "date nights" - dinner and a Broadway play. Conservative commentators and Republican officials criticized him for doing so. "People made it into a political issue," Obama told The New York Times Magazine for an article about the Obamas' marriage, appearing in the Nov. 1 issue. The article was posted on...
  • Free Republic Tripe

    10/09/2009 11:20:42 AM PDT · by BooBoo1000 · 74 replies · 1,677+ views
    myself | 10/ 9/09 | Self
    I have been a reader of the Free Republic for a long time, also I have never been a support of Obama, but I cannot belive all of the tripe that has appeared on this board today. Everything from Obama going to heaven to Obama spreading the waters of the Red Sea. I can remember when the Free Republic was a repository for breaking news, that was news. Not some board that makes fun of the President of the United States. I wonder what has happened to all of the real Freepers who met conversed and enjoyed the Free Republic...
  • 8 years later, 9/11 still no ordinary day for US Muslims who fear anniversary backlash

    09/10/2009 4:16:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 74 replies · 2,868+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/10/09 | RACHEL ZOLL , Associated Press
    There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults. Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer. Mosques become a refuge. Eight years after 9/11, many U.S. Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks. Yes, the sting has lessened. For the younger generation of Muslims, the tragedy can even seem like a distant memory. "Time marches on," said Souha Azmeh Al-Samkari, a 22-year-old student at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Yet, many American Muslims say Sept. 11 will never be routine, no matter how many anniversaries have passed.