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  • Kaine says he's not going to run for president in 2020

    11/17/2016 10:08:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | ALAN SUDERMAN
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine says he'll seek re-election in 2018 but is ruling out a presidential bid in 2020. The former Democratic vice presidential nominee said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that his decision is final.
  • Hillary Clinton has run a stunningly boring campaign.....really first female president?

    10/24/2016 12:12:31 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-24-2016 | Donald Millward
    A length of white rope was the first abiding image of the election, and it was one which said a lot about Hillary Clinton’s campaign. On July 4 last year, Mrs Clinton was in Gotham, New Hampshire, to press the flesh months ahead of the primary – which she went on to lose badly. Things turned a tad messy as a gaggle of protesters emerged to harangue her about Benghazi. So out came the rope, behind which the press were corralled as she made her serene and carefully controlled progress through the town.
  • Agnes Nixon, creator of 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children,' dies at 93

    09/28/2016 4:51:49 PM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/28/2016 | Valerie J. Nelson
    *** Although her characters were inevitably embroiled in melodrama, Nixon was repeatedly honored for elevating soaps during a television career that spanned more than 60 years. She pioneered socially relevant themes and dealt with them seriously, bringing attention to such once-taboo topics as racism, AIDS, lesbian relationships and teenage prostitution. In 1962, Nixon wrote a story line for “The Guiding Light” on CBS about a character who develops uterine cancer and has a life-saving hysterectomy. The network and show sponsor Proctor & Gamble agreed to the plot only if the words “cancer,” “uterus” and “hysterectomy” were not used.
  • Ghostbusters reboot is struggling to break even

    08/02/2016 11:51:50 PM PDT · by Cronos · 87 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2 Aug 2016 | John Sexton
    ...Ghostbusters has a reported production budget of $144 million and a print and advertising budget rumored to be around $100 million (it may be much more). So, at a minimum, the distributor needs to rake in about $250 million at the box office to break even. But here’s the thing the author of the Houston Press piece seems to have momentarily forgotten. The distributor only collects about half of the money that comes in to the box office. The exact amount varies from film to film and depends on which weekend we’re talking about but, in general, the distributor takes...
  • 'Ghostbusters': How Sony Plans to Out-Slime the Online Haters

    05/25/2016 6:55:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tatiana Siegel
    They are trying to define the experience," says Sony's marketing chief as vocal (and sexist?) foes of the female reboot face off against a summer tentpole's trailers. When Sony Pictures' second trailer for its female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot appeared online May 18, fans initially had to find it on Facebook. The studio had switched from YouTube, which hosted the first trailer, in a deliberate effort to combat a cacophony of negative reaction emanating from a very vocal minority online.
  • Leicester City....Kings of England!

    05/02/2016 1:59:43 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 25 replies
    May 2, 2016 | me
    Chelsea and Tottenham play to a 2-all tie, giving Leicester City the Title. 5000-to-1 odds at the start of the season!
  • Maureen Dowd to Trump: Have you ever asked a woman to get an abortion?

    04/03/2016 1:35:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Donald Trump has gotten a lot of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate for his five different positions on abortion in three days. Those criticisms are legitimate because it shows Trump either doesn’t know what he’s talking about, is faking his position on abortion to appease his supporters, or has no real position at all. But that’s not stopped Maureen Dowd with The New York Times from asking one of craziest questions of the political cycle. Given his draconian comment, sending women back to back alleys, I had to ask: When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan,...
  • VIDEO: Hillary supporter yawns throughout speech

    04/03/2016 11:43:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 4/3/16 | Olaf Ekberg
    Sorry, Hillary, she’s just not that into you. During a campaign rally in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Saturday, at least one campaign supporter seemed to be less than impressed with Clinton’s presentation.
  • Stay Thirsty, My Friend

    03/13/2016 7:40:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-13-2016 | MOTUS
    It’s Sunday, we’re still recovering from yet another week of gob smacking, and as if that weren’t enough, we’ve also been forced to sacrifice a precious hour to the Daylight Savings gods. For no apparently good reason.So we’re going to go easy on the politics today. Although I do have a suggestion for the GOPe; if they really don’t want to back Trump, I’ve located the only man in the world who can beat him, and the good news is - he’s going to be available soon!That’s right,only The Most Interesting Man In The World can beat The Donald at...
  • VIDEO: Chelsea campaigns to empty seats in Cleveland

    02/15/2016 5:05:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    twitter via American Mirror ^ | 2/15/16 | Olaf Ekberg
    While there may be sagging excitement around Hillary Clinton's campaign, there seems to be even less to see Chelsea. The younger Clinton was campaigning in Cleveland Monday and video shows numerous empty seats in an already small room...
  • Carpenter: Lackluster Debate Freezes Race

    01/29/2016 7:11:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 29th, 2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    Lackluster Debate Freezes Race Amanda Carpenter January 29th, 2016 This may be the first GOP presidential debate without any consequences. Perceptions from before and during the debate remain after. Donald Trump is far away from the pack, churning furiously away in his own universe. Ted Cruz is his closest competitor in orbit, with Marco Rubio behind. Elsewhere in the sky are Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, John Kasich, and Chris Christie fighting to be seen by the voters. sans Trump. Without Trump present, the debate was a series of questions, exchanges, and canned lines we've all heard before. The...
  • Only Six People Greet Hillary at Texas Airport, She Ignores Them (to Attend Muslim Fundraiser)

    01/22/2016 4:55:06 AM PST · by xzins · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 21 Jan 16 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton is not the warm and fuzzy type. In fact, she often treats her supporters with what can only be described as thinly veiled contempt. You would think the former Secretary of State would show more appreciation to her followers, particularly in Texas, where her fan-base is small.   KFDM reports that during a fundraising stop in Beaumont, Texas Wednesday, the Democrat presidential candidate was greeted by a mere six people. Rather than show warmth and gratitude, however, she chose to ignore them.  "Some people just wanted to catch a glimpse of the presidential candidate," said one witness.   No chance. Hillary's...
  • [Bruce] Jenner Cancels Speaking Tour

    01/07/2016 5:24:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    [Bruce] Jenner has canceled h[is] upcoming speaking tour, Gossip Cop confirms. As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner's rep confirmed in October that [h]e would embark on a five-city tour with the women's lecture organization Unique Lives and Experiences. The tour was to be called "Up Close And Personal," ...at venues in Toronto, Vancouver, Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle beginning in late February. Tickets were on sale with prices ranging from $40 to $500 for a VIP package, depending on the location.
  • The Volcano That Shrouded the Earth and Gave Birth to a Monster

    01/02/2016 7:00:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Nautilus ^ | December 31,2015 | GIllen D'Arcy Wood
    Two hundred years ago, the greatest eruption in Earth’s recorded history took place. Mount Tambora—located on Sumbawa Island in the East Indies—blew itself up with apocalyptic force in April 1815.
 After perhaps 1,000 years’ dormancy, the devastating evacuation and collapse required only a few days. It was the concentrated energy of this event that was to have the greatest human impact. By shooting its contents into the stratosphere with biblical force, Tambora ensured its volcanic gases reached sufficient height to disable the seasonal rhythms of the global climate system, throwing human communities worldwide into chaos. The sun-dimming stratospheric aerosols produced...
  • 10 Best Trump Tweets From Debate

    10/13/2015 8:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | October 13, 2015 | Editors and Staff
    Donald Trump wasn't about to let Democrats steal the spotlight Tuesday night. As promised, he live-tweeted the debate, though he was relatively restrained by Trump standards. Some memorable ones: • "Can anyone imagine Chafee as president? No way." • "Sorry, there is no STAR on the stage tonight" • "All are very scripted and rehearsed, two (at least) should not be on the stage." • "Sanders said only black lives matter - wow! Hillary did not answer question!" • "Wow, I am giving a speech on OAN. Much more exciting than debate!" he wrote, referring to One America News network....
  • So why don't I like Donald Trump?

    10/11/2015 10:42:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 397 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | October 4, 2015 | andy58-in-nh/Andrew Kone
    I'm a Tea Partier. I detest Obama and the Progressive hoard that has Washington, DC and large portions of America in a death grip. So why don't I like Donald Trump? Honestly, sometimes I wonder what the hell is wrong with me these days. Why can't I get on the bandwagon along with so many others with whom I agree about most everything? ... So what's the problem with Trump? In a nutshell: judgment, or rather a deficit of it, which in turn ought to make reasonable people otherwise inclined to agree with him to perhaps, think a bit harder...
  • You Want to Put E15 in Your Motor?

    09/18/2015 1:48:24 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 48 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 8/31/15 | Lauren Fix
    Lauren Fix, “The Car Coach” is a competitive race car racer, a mom, and America’s top woman in automotive news. She explains E15, and why it will invalidate the warranty for most cars.
  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 256 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • FIFA WOMEN's WORLD CUP FINAL (USA VS JAPAN AT VANCOUVER) LIVE

    07/05/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    Today's World Cup Final - USA vs. Japan On Fox.
  • The myth that America doesn't like football

    06/02/2015 12:18:49 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 156 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2nd June 2015 | Nick Bryant
    'True, football, or soccer as it is known here, is not as central to American as it is to European, African or South and Central American life. Nowhere near. Up until recently, the game has been unloved by the major US television networks, which have long bemoaned the lack of breaks in play, the paucity of goals and the glut of draws. Absent from the US game are big-name male stars and big-name clubs. The New York Red Bulls will never rival the New York Yankees. Real Salt Lake pales, rather risibly, alongside Real Madrid. However, football is no longer...
  • Guys on Ice (preview)

    06/01/2015 2:51:01 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    MPTV ^ | 6-1-15
    The experience of ice fishing is hilariously brought to life on stage in this musical comedy, as fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd discuss fishing, homespun philosophies, and life in general. You'll laugh out loud with their original songs like "Ode to the Snowmobile Suite" and "The One That Got Away".
  • Obama to hold year-end press conference

    12/18/2014 11:17:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2014 | Justine Sink
    President Obama will hold a press conference Friday before departing on a 17-day Hawaiian winter vacation. "You can put on your calendar that the president will convene his traditional end-of-year news conference," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday. The White House said the event would likely come in the afternoon, although logistical details are still being ironed out. It will be Obama's first White House press conference since he addressed reporters a day after the November midterm elections. The president is likely to face questions on a range of issues, including his recently announced effort to normalize relations...
  • Vanity Alert: Tell your favorite humorous parenthood story!

    10/26/2014 5:58:54 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 61 replies
    FReepers, we are in desperate need of some levity. Please share your favorite funny story about the ins and outs of parenthood. I'll go first!
  • You’ll Never Guess Why Liberals Are Attacking This Business!

    07/30/2014 10:41:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa
    Politi Chicks ^ | 7/30/14 | Michele Holt
    We’ve been witnessing attacks against conservatives and their principles for quite some time so this recent example really should be of no surprise. Just this week on Twitter, liberal artist Cher went on her predictable tirade against Senator Rand Paul suggesting he was against civil rights for minorities. Of course she was lying and twisting her interpretation of what Sen. Paul’s stance is on the matter, but is that not what liberals in Hollywood and media are known for? Morris Communications is a multi-media conglomerate that seems to have been a recent target of liberal website Gawker as well as...
  • Intellectual Froglegs

    07/20/2014 9:23:20 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 3 replies
    Intelluctual Froglegs ^ | 07.13.14 | JoeDanMedia
    This guy's hilarious..
  • Swede Shoots World's Longest Film: 720 Hours

    07/19/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    VIDEO: Anders Weberg tells The Local about the inspiration behind the the world's longest film, coping with the tragic loss of his son, and the 72 minute 'trailer' which has been wowing audiences. The 46-year-old artist, who lives in southern Sweden, has been working on the magnum opus entitled Ambiancé for the past few years. Weberg has made more than 300 films in the past and he intends Ambiancé to be his final work. "I've always been interested in time," he told The Local during a break from filming. "Time is something we can't do anything about. In the past...
  • For President: The Case for a Boring Man

    06/26/2014 6:18:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    As I was lunching with a few conservative political types earlier this week, the subject turned, as it does, to the 2016 field. When the name of a highly regarded former governor came up, the judgment was unequivocal: “He’s just so . . . boring.” That was not intended as an endorsement. It should be. Barack Obama has been anything but boring. “May you live in exciting times” may be a fake Chinese curse, but the wisdom communicated therein is real. Thought experiment: Consider the presidency of Barack Obama from the point of view of the sort of person who...
  • What Would An Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Look Like?

    04/02/2014 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 104 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 1, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    On Sunday, the worst earthquake in about 30 years rattled the Yellowstone supervolcano. Overall, there have been at least 25 significant earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park since Thursday, but it is the 4.8 earthquake that has many observers extremely worried. Could such a large earthquake be a sign that the Yellowstone supervolcano is starting to roar to life after all this time? And if it does erupt, what would that mean for the rest of the country? As you will see below, a full-blown eruption at Yellowstone would be absolutely catastrophic. It is estimated that such an eruption could dump...
  • Retread State of the Union draws lowest ratings in 13 years

    01/31/2014 7:20:32 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/30/2014 | Robert Laurie
    President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address drew an average of 33.3 million viewers Tuesday night, according to Nielsen. That is the lowest showing since 2000, when President Clinton’s speech averaged 31.5 million viewers. Total viewership for the address, which aired live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PST on 13 networks and tape delayed on Univision, was down slightly from last year’s. The 2013 State of the Union was watched by about 33.5 million people.
  • Saving Mr Banks

    12/31/2013 12:16:35 AM PST · by mylife · 108 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/30/13 | P.L. Travers
    Some hate Disney and some might hate this film. I liked it.
  • Fox News will implode; VFTB at the Prophecy Summit: Joseph Farah

    10/11/2013 10:13:37 AM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 50 replies
    View From The Bunker podcast ^ | 10/10/2013 | Derek Gilbert
    Fox News will implode; VFTB at the Prophecy Summit: Joseph Farah Joseph Farah speaking about a TV program project that is being planned says from 14:32 through 15:55 in the interview: “I have to tell you…this may be a little controversial, but I believe, a lot of people look at Fox News as, you know, their alternative choice for tv and I think Fox has a lot of limitations and I am not particularly excited about it but one thing I do know is that whatever it is doing well right now it is not going to continue doing well...
  • "Saints Row 4" is as Good as Banned in Australia

    08/05/2013 11:35:18 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 12 replies
    Complex.com ^ | June 25th, 2013 | Kyle Lowe
    Saints Row 4 has been denied a rating by the Australian Classification Board under its Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games.
  • France Promises Malaysia No Palm Oil ‘Discrimination’

    07/29/2013 8:24:55 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | 07/29/2013 | AFP
    <p>Putrajaya. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Monday assured Malaysia that European rules on declaring product ingredients would not “discriminate” against palm oil, the target of environmentalists over its ecological impact.</p> <p>Malaysia is second only to Indonesia in the production of palm oil, which is blamed for the destruction of huge swathes of rainforest to make way for vast plantations of the palm trees from which the edible oil is derived.</p>
  • World's Largest Tunnel Boring Machine Arrives In Seattle [Photo in Comments]

    04/02/2013 10:48:09 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 27 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | 02 April 2013
    The world's widest tunnel boring machine arrived in Seattle in pieces Tuesday aboard a ship from Japan. It will be reassembled in a pit to begin the year-long dig to create a two-mile tunnel under downtown Seattle.
  • Mitt Romney: How to Lose the Most Important Election of our Time by not Really Trying

    09/22/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT · by Stepan12 · 191 replies
    GrasstopsUSA.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Don Feder
    Mitt Romney is losing the most important election of our lifetime. Don’t be deceived by the polls that show him “within the margin of error.” Don’t put your faith in last minute media-buys from the campaign’s gargantuan war chest. Don’t expect the debates to turn things around. The president may not be an electrifying speaker, but he knows how to demagogue. His message will be: I love the middle class; Mitt Romney wants tax cuts for millionaires and eats children. And, don’t count on the fact that public opinion is against Obama on almost every significant issue. (At no time...
  • OH NO, Say It Ain't So: T-Paw's Got the Personality of a Broken Parking Meter!

    07/16/2012 8:21:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 63 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 16, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Rumor has it Mittens has 'made his decision'- and it is lame Uh, HELLO! Anybody on Team Romney remember boring Republicans losing elections they should have won like Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, and GHW Bush? Look in the tapes, Mitt... you could use some help... And Tim Pawlenty makes those guys look like Johnny Carson! How bout the TEA PARTY Mitt- couldn't throw us a bone, for chrissake? WHY NOT Sununu... West... Rubio... or Bachmann? Yeah, things look good for us right now, what with Obama blowing $100M on negative attack ads to little or noone effect, but are you...
  • Drudge Headline Only: Romney Narrows VP Choices, Surprise Name Emerges as Frontrunner

    07/12/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 262 replies
    ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; SURPRISE NAME EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
  • Man Literally Struggles to Stay Awake During Biden Speech

    02/25/2012 3:10:01 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke Friday at Davidson County Community College in North Carolina, WXII reports: The tour aimed to shine a spotlight on the importance of community colleges in the training of American workers. [...] President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal includes a new $8-billion Community to Career fund to forge partnerships between community colleges and businesses to provide training for workers. “Americans are tired of being tired,” Joe Biden said. “It’s clear that the American people have decided it’s time to get up. They’re tired of being told that we’re in a long, slow drift.”
  • New Playgrounds Are Safe—and That's Why Nobody Uses Them (More Nanny State Unintended Consequences)

    02/02/2012 7:15:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 120 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 1 2012 | The Atlantic
    New Playgrounds Are Safe—and That's Why Nobody Uses Them The problem with safety guidelines is that they make most playgrounds so uninteresting as to contribute to reduced physical activity. Playgrounds don't look like they used to. Steep metal slides and wooden towers have given way to slow, plastic slides and carefully penned-in climbing contraptions. And forget about seesaws -- they're a thing of the past. When kids are bored by unimaginative (read: safe) playground equipment, they're less active as a result, and with childhood obesity at epidemic proportions, that's a danger, too. An interesting new investigation looks into this phenomenon....
  • For Fans for Downton Abbey- Interview With Julian Fellowes

    01/16/2012 1:19:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 16, 2012
    JANUARY 2012 Julian Fellowes is as English as Earl Grey and clotted cream. As an actor, director and writer, he has continually peeked under the petticoats of British mores and conveyed the details with relish to audiences. His writing of the upstairs-downstairs whodunit Gosford Park won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2002, and his subsequent films Vanity Fair and The Young Victoria established Fellowes as the class-fixated Anglophile’s Anglophile. His two novels, Snobs and Past Imperfect, mined the same dishy blueblood vein, and both were Sunday Times bestsellers. A lifelong Conservative, Fellowes was made a Peer of...
  • New Perry Ad Targets Santorum (Video)

    12/29/2011 12:15:11 PM PST · by TBBT · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The Corner ^ | 12/29/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    At least one other contender believes that Rick Santorum may be surging: Rick Perry hits Santorum for his earmark requests in this new radio spot to be airing in Iowa:
  • NBA, Players Reach Tentative Deal (The 1% Are Going To Get Richer!)

    11/26/2011 5:20:34 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 36 replies
    See B.S. News ^ | 11.26.11
    "We want to play basketball," Commissioner David Stern said. Come Christmas Day, they should be. The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.
  • As Ex-Aides Speak Out, Gingrich Continues Bid

    06/11/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 06/11/11 | Trip Gabriel
    Newt Gingrich vowed on Friday to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on his own terms, saying he would do “whatever it takes” to remain in the race despite the exodus a day earlier of nearly his entire senior staff. “There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Now we’ll find out over the next year who’s right.” Even as some prominent Republicans, including Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, questioned his viability, Mr. Gingrich made plans to deliver a foreign policy speech in Los...
  • Boeing’s biggest-ever plane makes maiden flight

    03/21/2011 8:47:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 100 replies
    Boeing Co.’s newest 747 passenger jet, the largest commercial plane it has ever built, took to the skies for the first time Sunday, marking the third maiden flight of a new Boeing commercial airplane in the past 15 months. (See video) Painted in its orange and red “sunrise” livery, the massive, four-engine 747-8 Intercontinental lifted off from Paine Field, north of Seattle, at 10 a.m. local time under partly cloudy skies and gusty northerly winds. At 250 feet long, the 747-8 is 18 feet longer than its predecessor.
  • Atlas Movie To Change World

    02/21/2011 12:19:39 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 29 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 2/21/2011 | Shout Bits
    Ayn Rand’s tome, Atlas Shrugged, is often credited for changing people’s lives with its cautionary tale of business colluding with government to destroy freedom and prosperity. The novel, which has sold about seven million copies, has seen its influence grow under the Obama Administration. Writers like Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal have noted how Pres. Obama’s aggressive socialist agenda mirrors Atlas’s fifty year old plot. It is no surprise, then, that Atlas is selling better than ever, over half a million copies in 2009 alone. Even the movie industry, anything but a friend to liberty and capitalism, could...
  • Packers Return to Green Bay with Lombardi Trophy

    02/08/2011 6:52:06 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 20 replies
    Packers.com ^ | 8 Feb 2011 | Duke Bobber
    Green Bay Packers fans turned out in droves to welcome their Super Bowl championship football team back to town on Monday. Fans lined the city streets all along the Packers’ route from Austin-Straubel Airport back to Lambeau Field after the team’s plane landed around 1:45 p.m. The players and coaches traveled in a caravan of Green Bay city buses, and on some streets fans were lined up as much as five or six people deep, on both sides. The crowds grew considerably larger the closer the team got to Lambeau. Upon arriving at the stadium, thousands of fans were waiting...
  • Why the BCS is so bad!!

    01/06/2011 7:15:42 PM PST · by Benchim · 30 replies
    Ridgecrestca.com ^ | 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 Mississippi’s 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.
  • Bowl season snooze fest must end

    01/04/2011 5:35:57 PM PST · by Benchim · 34 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | December 28, 2010 | Fox Sports
    After a college footballweekend that was essentially nothing more than a media pile-on against the NCAA for its head-scratching treatment of five Ohio State players who violated the rules, I've got a bone to pick with the association, too. The 2010-2011 bowl season has been downright awful.
  • The MaggieCarta PDS Dictionary (The OTHER Word of the Day)

    12/07/2010 9:11:13 PM PST · by MaggieCarta · 63 replies
    Various | 12/7/10 | You Know Who
    Maybe you know her as the “PDS” Princess, the splenetic sister of snark, a loyal correspondent or perhaps a really fun time waster. Whatever you call her, DeMille can forget getting his close-up, because the FReeper known as MaggieCarta is ready for her zot, Mr. Robinson… Ok, before I begin the Dictionary, I'd like to say, I've really enjoyed my time here on FR. Best wishes, and a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011 to all. The dictionary begins below...
  • Taking A Big Fat MSNBC

    10/06/2010 7:23:12 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-6-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art