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  • Is Obama done with Washington? - "The Bear is loose"

    06/15/2014 9:20:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Amie Parnes and Niall Stanage
    Is President Obama done with Washington? The 44th president has never been the capital’s biggest fan, but his frustration with life in D.C. is bubbling to the surface in ways both casual and substantive. The president twice went for unscheduled walkabouts last week, taking a trip to a Starbucks near the White House with his chief of staff Denis McDonough on Monday and, the next day, turning up at a burger joint in Alexandria, Va. “The bear is loose!” is the president’s favorite phrase at such moments, and he deployed it again last week. Even the metaphor suggests a man...
  • Report: Russian President Putin 'infuriated' by Obama's 'bored kid' quip

    08/29/2013 2:08:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/28/13 | Justin Sink
    Russian president Vladimir Putin was "infuriated" by President Obama's joke that he looked "like the bored kid in the back of the classroom," according to a Kremlin official quoted anonymously by the New York Times. The report comes as the United States weighs a military response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria — a move that Russian officials have warned President Obama against. Russia is expected to block any attempt to get authorization for a strike in the United Nations Security Council, where Moscow holds veto power. Obama made the comment earlier this summer during a showdown with...
  • Putin has ´that kind of slouch,looking like the bored kidin the classroom,´ says Obamaduring

    President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that the White House will publicly release a summary of the legal authorities through which the National Security Agency conducts its controversial surveillance programs. ´Given the history of abuse by governments,´ he said, it is important to explain how such a program is managed, and - equally important - what it may not do. He described his working relationship with Vladimir Putin as ´candid´ and ´blunt,´ and seemed to dismiss concerns that the Russian president´s body language indicated a lack of willingness to work with the United States.
  • Cop Canned for Alleging Police Threats on Obama

    02/22/2013 2:11:02 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/22/2013 | By Neal Colgrass
    (Newser) – So much for speaking up: Richmond police have fired a whistleblowing cop for claiming that two officers chatted about shooting and bombing President Obama while protecting him, Raw Story reports. The officer, who wasn't named, told WTVR last May that a supervisor had said to a police sharpshooter, "You’re down there right? So, you can take a couple of shots, you might have to kill yourself, but you can take a couple of shots." The supervisor allegedly discussed planting a bomb under the stage and dissed Michelle Obama, who was also there: "Nobody wants to see her...
  • Report: Obama Heading to L.A. to ‘Reassure’ Hollywood Donors After Debate Performance

    10/07/2012 11:39:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 7, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama’s fundraising trip to Los Angeles this weekend will provide a boost to his campaign coffers — and also an opportunity to soothe his Hollywood supporters left shaken after his widely-panned debate performance against Republican rival Mitt Romney. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sunday night’s star-studded concert and $25,000-per-plate dinner will now have Obama “reassuring” his donors that he’s still committed to victory and ready for Romney in round two. As the Reporter noted, the entertainment industry has been a lucrative fountain for the president to tap this campaign cycle, but there is “no doubt” the Hollywood crowd...
  • Mondays really suck!

    10/10/2011 7:20:20 PM PDT · by Tornillo · 81 replies
    10/10/11 | myself
    I'm definitely in MNF dt's. The wife is mad at me the Fox "Terra Nova" sucks. Jack Daniels is my only comfort. (Which might explain why the wife's mad at me but I'm not sure because she won't talk to me.) Now,let's deal with Cain,Romney,Perry and whoever might arise from the mire. Let me cut to the chase. Your next King has been chosen and it is Barack Obama. Back in 2008 I was barraged by calls for Obama. I asked one question. "What qualifies Obama to be President?" I never got an answer to that question. One poor bastard...
  • SEX CASE COPS GRILL AL GORE!

    07/24/2010 10:20:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies · 5+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | July 23, 2010
    In a bombshell new development in the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that the former vice president has finally been interviewed by police in the Molly Hagerty case. Sources close to the investigation reveal that detectives from the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau traveled quietly to San Francisco on Thursday for the secret meeting with the 62-year-old Nobel Prize winner. "Al Gore has finally been interviewed face to face by detectives in the Molly Hagerty case," a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Details of what was disclosed in the police interview by Gore --and exactly how long...
  • What your Freeper sign on mean? Why did you choose it?

    04/06/2010 8:27:10 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 519 replies · 5,578+ views
    04-06-2010
    What does your Freeper sign on mean? Why did you choose it?
  • Caption This; Obama at battery factory

    04/05/2010 7:23:56 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 45 replies · 1,205+ views
  • Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'

    04/02/2010 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 112 replies · 4,970+ views
    Washington post ^ | 4/2/10 | Anne E. Kornblut
    CHARLOTTE - Even by President Obama's loquacious standards, an answer he gave here on health care Friday was a doozy. Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a "wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care" package. "We are over-taxed as it is," Doris said bluntly. Obama started out feisty. "Well, let's talk about that, because this is an area where there's been just a whole lot of misinformation, and I'm going to have to work...
  • Boredom could be shaving years off your life, scientists have found.

    02/10/2010 8:19:26 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies · 290+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Feb 7, 2010 | Jonathan Petre
    You really can be bored to death, scientists discover Tedium: People with dull jobs must find outside interests, experts warn Boredom could be shaving years off your life, scientists have found. Researchers say that people who complain of boredom are more likely to die young, and that those who experienced 'high levels' of tedium are more than two-and-a-half times as likely to die from heart disease or stroke than those satisfied with their lot. More than 7,000 civil servants were studied over 25 years - and those who said they were bored were nearly 40 per cent more likely to...
  • Who is your favorite Freeper?

    12/13/2009 10:37:37 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 974 replies · 19,298+ views
    12-13-2009
    Who is your favorite Freeper? Who is the most legendary Freeper? Which Freepers stick in your head as memorable? Who is the most infamous Freeper? Nominate your favorites for Legendary Freeper status.
  • Must stay awake… Must look interested…

    10/22/2009 5:50:45 AM PDT · by Saije · 10 replies · 917+ views
    Reuters Blog ^ | 10/22/2009 | Robert Basler
    Oh Dear Lord, will this doofus NEVER stop talking? Blah blah Afghanistan, blah blah Afghanistan… Somebody PLEASE hit me with a ball-peen hammer! Oooh, if I push my fist against my lower lip like this, it hurts enough to keep me awake… Good to know… Didn’t this guy run for president and lose? Why do I have to give a fat crap what he says? Didn’t I win? I wanna be out there doin’ the hula hoop with Michelle on the lawn… Look, she’s having a great time. “Hey, Michelle! Come in here for a minute and listen to What’s-His-Name!...
  • Redwing fans not welcome at mellon arena

    05/27/2008 8:45:33 PM PDT · by MetalHeadConservative35 · 27 replies · 126+ views
    Channel 7 detroit ^ | May 27th 2008 | WXYZ Channel 7
    i couldnt find a text version of the story, but you can view the video of it, the gist of it is that detroit redwings fans cant purchase tickets for game's 3 and 4 of the stanley cup finals.
  • Reading glasses & vanity

    09/15/2006 8:43:35 PM PDT · by Number57 · 40 replies · 896+ views
    This is troubling - Backstory: my ex recently got prescription glasses at the age of 36. Cool, she can drive better now. So she picked out a very fashionable pair of frames for her prescription, I told her they looked great, and I assumed that was that.
  • Cricket: The latest American craze?

    09/07/2006 6:27:56 AM PDT · by AdAstraPerArdua · 45 replies · 1,000+ views
    BBC News Atlanta ^ | Thursday, 7 September 2006 | Simon Worral
    One of the fastest-growing games in the United States is, surprisingly, cricket. The game flourished there for a while in the 19th century, but a combination of war and baseball sent it into decline. That is, until now. Atlanta, Georgia is not a place you normally associate with cricket. It is famous for a fizzy drink and a baseball team called The Braves. So I was pleasantly surprised, on a recent visit, to hear the distinctive "thock" of leather on willow. "Shot, Mouse!" shouted the tall, silver-haired West Indian standing next to me, as a batsman lofted a ball over...
  • To you Frist Supporters (vanity)

    07/11/2006 12:17:02 PM PDT · by SDGOP · 23 replies · 263+ views
    I noticed over on the poll on the side that frist got a few votes. Honestly who are you and why would you vote for him? I'm curious.
  • Man calls 110 [equiv. to US Emergency #911 ]to pass time

    06/10/2006 6:32:22 PM PDT · by sully777 · 13 replies · 288+ views
    China Daily ^ | 6-10-2006
    A man who dialled 110, a crime emergency hotline 1,400 times in the past three months, was caught recently. Wu, 43, was jobless and lonely. He often reported false alarms and used offensive language with the cops over the hotline.
  • THE 'BORED,' BEFUDDLED POLITICS OF JOHN KERRY RETURNS: CALLS FOR ALITO FILIBUSTER FROM 'SKI SLOPES'

    01/28/2006 12:40:41 PM PST · by Mia T · 50 replies · 2,882+ views
    01.28.06 | Mia T
    THE 'BORED,' BEFUDDLED POLITICS OF JOHN KERRY RETURNSCALLS FOR ALITO FILIBUSTER FROM 'SKI SLOPES' POURQUOI JOHN KERRY EST DANGEREUX POUR L'AMÉRIQUE   by Mia T, 01.28.06 JIM LEHRER: To the analysis of Shields and Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks. Mark, how do you read the John Kerry sudden push for a filibuster, what is that about? MARK SHIELDS: Well, I think there an unfortunate call for it, the venue is not ideal -- JIM LEHRER: The ski slopes. MARK SHIELDS: Yeah, the Swiss connection.... Windsurfing in the Persian GulfPOURQUOI JOHN KERRY EST DANGEREUX...
  • Like a virgin? Thanks to 'revirgination' (hot new trend)

    01/11/2006 6:32:06 AM PST · by NYer · 230 replies · 5,146+ views
    Today Online ^ | January 11, 2005
    WASHINGTON — Forget Botox, liposuction or breast enlargement. The newest trend in plastic surgery for women in the United States is vaginal reconstruction, including hymenoplasty, which offers patients new virginity. The procedure has become so popular that it has topped the other more conventional surgeries such as face-lifts and breast enlargement. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that vaginal surgery is one of the fastest growing trends in plastic surgery. In fact, as many as 30,000 women are said to opt for vaginal reconstruction yearly. The procedure, also known as "revirgination", is being hawked in magazines, the Internet or...
  • India, Pakistan Open Militarized Border (families allowed to reunite w/quake victims)

    11/19/2005 6:48:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 217+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/05 | MUJTABA ALI AHMAD
    TEETHWAL, India - For the first time in 58 years, Indians legally walked into Pakistan on Saturday after a landmark decision to open divided Kashmir's heavily militarized border. The temporary measure — aimed at reuniting families after the earthquake that devastated the region — may go a long way toward easing tensions between the two nuclear rivals. The 23 Indians who crossed over hoped to visit relatives they have not seen since the frontier was drawn after the 1948 war between the neighboring countries, leaving most of Kashmir with India and a smaller part with Pakistan. The region, claimed by...
  • ANY FREE-THINKING CONSERVATIVES HERE? YOU KNOW, LIKE THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE IDIOTIC MIERS NOMINATION?

    10/16/2005 8:45:02 AM PDT · by KenKong77 · 135 replies · 2,310+ views
    Give me one reason why "judicial extraordinaire" Harriet Miers is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court. One.
  • Republicans should back off....

    09/21/2005 5:30:56 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 37 replies · 944+ views
    Republicans should back off and let men marry men, women marry women, and totally legalize abortion, euthanasia and drugs. In three generations, there will be no Democrats.
  • 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...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Turning over my neighbor's picnic table

    07/12/2005 9:35:56 PM PDT · by The Other Harry · 21 replies · 1,649+ views
    July 13, 2005 | self / vanity
    This evening, I went over and turned over my neighbor's picnic table. He will know that it was me who did that. He is a very mean man. Last morning, he snapped at me and my dog for walking across the alley from him while he was sitting at that table. We normally try to stay well away from him. But sometimes, a little revenge feels good. I didn't hurt anything, but it won't be all that easy for him to put things right again. It took a little effort to turn it over. Both hands.
  • A Philosophy of Boredom - [book review]

    03/11/2005 4:53:39 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 1,133+ views
    New Statesman (U.K.) ^ | Tom Hodgkinson
    BookshopA Philosophy of BoredomLars Fredrik Svendsen; translation by John Irons Reaktion Books, 192pp, £14.95 ISBN 1861892179 Reviewed by Tom Hodgkinson Lars Svendsen's inquiry is a good, solid practical work of philosophy, in the tradition of Aristotle's Ethics and Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. He has a light touch and a playful attitude, and draws on a wide range of texts, from Martin Heidegger and Samuel Beckett to Iggy Pop and the Pet Shop Boys. The opening section is particularly strong. I was fascinated to learn that boredom was invented in 1760; the word is not found in English prior to this,...
  • Bonzai!

    04/02/2004 7:46:29 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 8 replies · 238+ views
    Does anybody else watch this show on Comedy Central? It's freaking hilarious. Check it out sometime.
  • Internet fanatics aren't geeks

    01/14/2004 3:35:13 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 52 replies · 213+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/04 | Bernhard Warner
    The typical Internet user -- far from being a geek -- shuns television and actively socialises with friends, a study on surfing habits says. The findings of the first World Internet Project report present an image of the average Netizen that contrasts with the stereotype of the loner "geek" who spends hours of his free time on the Internet and rarely engages with the real world. Instead, the typical Internet user is an avid reader of books and spends more time engaged in social activities than the non-user, it says. And, television viewing is down among some Internet users by...