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  • Tom DeLay Conviction Overturned By Texas Appellate Court (Tom DeLay for Speaker)

    06/10/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 100 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/19/2013 10:53 am EDT
    A Texas court ruled Thursday to overturn the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who was found guilty of money laundering in 2010. According to KHOU 11 and the Associated Press, the Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the case's evidence was "legally insufficient to sustain DeLay's convictions," formally acquitting the former congressman on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • FiveThirtyEight Senate Forecast: Toss-Up or Tilt GOP?

    The new forecast is for a Republican gain of 5.7 seats. So it’s shifted ever so slightly — by one-tenth of a seat — toward being a toss-up. Still, if asked to place a bet at even odds, we’d take a Republican Senate.
  • RCP - Senate 2014 - 46 R, 46 D, 8 tossups.

    06/06/2014 3:30:13 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/6/2014 | RCP compilation
    Battle for the Senate - 2014
  • Star Spangled Banner sung in a minor key

    04/30/2014 8:44:31 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 21 replies ^ | 4/30/2014 | Chase Holtholdic
    Cool and haunting but very respectful version of our National Anthem sung in a minor key.
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation complains about Clemson football program

    04/16/2014 6:29:02 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 12 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 04/15/14 | Kevin Trahan
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint to Clemson University, citing concerns about how much religious influence coaches have on football players, according to The Greenville News. According to the foundation, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has promoted a culture in the program that violates constitutional stipulations of the separation of church and state.
  • Another Mountain Man Fights North Carolina over Property Rights

    10/04/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 8 replies
    North Carolina Conservative ^ | 10/04/2013 | Vicky Kaseorg
    Eustace Conway, chronicled in the Mountain Men TV series is not the only NC Mountain Man fighting the government over Private Property Rights. When Phillip Byrd’s father was dying, he had one wish that he passed on to his son: “Promise me Phil that you will have the state of North Carolina honor the agreement regarding Locust Knob Tower Road.” For forty years, the Byrds have been fighting off and on with state officials to induce them to honor the State’s contractual agreement regarding the Byrd’s property rights on a strikingly beautiful mountain between Asheville and Boone.
  • NY Times Trashes North Carolina

    07/29/2013 9:32:26 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 44 replies
    North Carolina Conservative ^ | 7/29/2013 | Vicky Kaseorg
    The NC General Assembly (GA) just concluded its long legislative session, and the NY Times is terribly aggrieved.
  • Ceding Sovereign Rights to the U.N. – Get Ready!

    07/16/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 5 replies
    Conservative Fifty ^ | July 16, 2013 | Vicky Kaseorg
    When I raised my own objections to the treaty to Sen. Hagen of North Carolina, I specifically questioned why we would want to accede our sovereignty to a foreign entity. She told me that we would not have to cede any rights to the U.N. that were counter to our own laws. Were that true, why sign the treaty, I asked? If it is ineffectual, at best it is a waste of time. And if it is not ineffectual, why were we relinquishing our national authority? How was that in our best interest? She did not respond.
  • Murderers on Home Weekend Leave for Good Behavior in NC

    06/29/2013 6:53:01 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 7 replies
    Conservative Fifty ^ | 6/29/13 | Vicky Kaseorg
    I was at a party with several law enforcement folks target shooting and eating some pretty awesome barbecue. Guns have a way of loosening the tongue, and one new friend asked me if I was aware of the NC policy that allows convicted felons, including murderers, weekend furloughs home. “Haha,” I laughed, “That’s a good one!” I am known for being gullible and the host of this particular party loves to catch me being stupid. Well this time, I wasn’t going to fall for it. “I’m serious,” he told me. So when I got home, I decided to check his...
  • Why do Private Property Rights Matter- The Case of an NC Mountain Man

    05/30/2013 5:18:03 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 41 replies
    The North Carolina Conservative ^ | 5/29/13 | Vicky Kaseorg
    Are government officials upset that someone can survive without them? Thirty years ago, Eustace Conway bought 100 acres in North Carolina with a vision of a self-sufficient, simpler life style. Turtle Island Preserve became his home and livelihood, with income earned by teaching eager groups self-dependence using nothing but the land and their wits. He lives simply without the need for a single government subsidy, program, or hand out. The now 1000 acre settlement is a working, educational farm, with every building and facility made from materials and often forgotten skills once utilized by our pioneering ancestors. This lost art...
  • First they Came for the Toaster-Oven

    04/26/2013 9:32:46 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 10 replies
    North Carolina Conservative ^ | April 26, 2013 | Vicky Kaseorg
    At the Government Appliance Store year 2020: Salesman: Excuse me ma’am, you cannot buy that without a license. Customer: What? It’s just a toaster… Salesman: But it is a six slice toaster. It has high-capacity toasting capability. That is a military grade toaster. No one needs a toaster that size. Perhaps I could interest you in an egg timer instead? Customer: But my family likes toast, just like my forefathers liked toast. I need a six slice toaster. I don’t need an egg timer.
  • Blueprint For Non-Partisan Partisanship

    02/24/2013 12:30:34 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 3 replies
    The North Carolina Conservative ^ | 2/23/13 | Vicky Kaseorg
    The skein of alleged corruption in NC politics is unraveling. First, there is evidence of illegal online registration by NC Democrats in the presidential election. Now, a 501c(3) nonprofit group, specifically forbidden to engage in partisan politics was inconveniently exposed for doing just that. Based in Raleigh, Blueprint North Carolina is an advocacy and policy group which is, as noted on its website, “strictly non-partisan” (wink, wink). In addition, they claim, “Blueprint activities will not be coordinated with any candidate, political party or other partisan entity.”
  • FinancialCrisis (Financial crisis explained - Excellent!)

    12/08/2012 6:47:57 AM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/8/12 | UMKC Econ Students
    Hilarious but accurate explanation of the global financial crisis
  • Big clues in after-hours stock trading as to who is winning

    11/06/2012 1:54:01 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 12 replies
    NYSE ^ | 11/6/12 | self
    Keep an eye on First Solar (FSLR), this is the Obama stock. The Romney stock is James River Coal Co (JRCC).
  • Vanity: PLEASE - even if you are in a deep red state - VOTE VOTE VOTE

    11/06/2012 7:14:17 AM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 51 replies
    11/6/12 | self
    And please urge your friends to do the same. We have to send a message and winning the popular vote by as much as possible is a big part of it.
  • RCP Watch: Battle for the Senate

    10/29/2012 10:23:32 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 4 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/29/12 | RCP
    Moving our way again! Was D-48 R-43 Tossups-9. Now D-46, R-44, Tossups-10.
  • RCP now has it 206-201 Romney in projected Electoral votes

    10/18/2012 11:07:38 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/18/12 | RCP
    Obama 201 - Romney 206
  • Senate Update: RCP calls PA a tossup - now 45D-43R with 12 tossups

    10/16/2012 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/16/12 | RCP
    RCP is now calling PA Senate Smith (R) vs Casey (D) a tossup. They now call it 45D to 43R with 12 tossups.
  • Vanity: Adopt a blog, change the world

    10/13/2012 8:02:28 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 1 replies
    self | 10/13/12 | self
    I would encourage that each of us adopt a blog or two. Register, get in, and crush the opposition with facts, history, humor, and etiquette. Don't get into personal mud-slinging. Challenge opponents to cite factual sources, not feelings. Most local papers have an online edition, and most online editions have a blog or a forum. Pick one, get in, and dominate. The Truth is on your side. I'm having the time of my life. Remember, a lot more people view the forum than actually post. You are trying to sway the votes of the viewers. You will never convince the...
  • Battle for the Senate

    10/09/2012 5:29:51 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/09/12 | RCP
    AZ: Open (R) CT: Open (D) IN: Open (R) MA: Brown (R) MO: McCaskill (D) MT: Tester (D) NV: Heller (R) ND: Open (D) OH: Brown (D) VA: Open (D) WI: Open (D)
  • Vanity: Yontoo Pagerage virus?

    06/05/2012 10:54:50 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 21 replies
    desktop PC ^ | 6/6/12 | self
    Has anyone else had issues with Yontoo Pagerage
  • Philly Fed manufacturing index plunges in May (forecast plus 10.0; actual minus 5.8)

    05/17/2012 7:14:25 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 9 replies
    Marketwatch/WSJ ^ | 5/17/2012 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Business conditions at manufacturing firms in the Philadelphia region worsened in May, according to the monthly survey issued Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The Philly Fed index fell to -5.8 from 8.5 in April, well below expectations. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected the index to increase to 10.0. Reading below zero indicate that more companies are contracting instead of expanding. The new-orders index dropped to -1.2 from 2.7 in April and the employment index, a gauge of hiring expectations, also turned negative.
  • “Jon Corzine – What’s Going On?”

    05/17/2012 5:46:56 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 30 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 05/16/12 | Sydney Williams
    It pays to be rich, powerful and a Democrat with friends in Washington. While Anna Gristina, a Connecticut mother accused of being a New York “madam” sits in a cell on Riker’s Island, Jon Corzine, the former CEO of MF Global sits at home in his New Jersey mansion. MF Global had been a publically traded securities firm with $40 billion in assets, but with liabilities even larger, filed for bankruptcy late last year, after being accused of co-mingling customer funds with its own, a flagrant violation of securities law.
  • Great sign from Tea Party Rally

    05/06/2012 10:08:41 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 8 replies
    Michelle Malkin's website ^ | 5/6/2012 | Unknown
    This sums up the core of any Liberal's argument
  • Victor Davis Hanson: "All Fall Down"

    05/06/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/06/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The temple of postmodern liberalism was rocked these last few weeks, as a number of supporting columns and buttresses simply crashed, leaving the entire edifice wobbling.
  • Give Parents a Choice!

    04/13/2012 9:40:00 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 4 replies
    Fox Business Report ^ | April 12, 2012 | Gerri Willis
    One of the most contentious issues in public education in this country, in addition to teachers unions, is school vouchers. But to me, it's pretty straight forward. Vouchers help parents pay for private schools - giving their kids more opportunity, and in some cases, a safer choice - without putting their retirement on the line, and going broke in the process. And I’m not alone in that thinking. Nineteen states and Washington D.C. have a voucher system or similar program, according to the Wall Street Journal Read more:
  • Live blog of hearing on collapse of MF Global

    03/28/2012 2:31:20 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 4 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 3/28/2012 | Marketwatch
    Attention has returned to the bankruptcy of MF Global after a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing said it’s found evidence — courtesy of an email from assistant treasurer Edith O’Brien — that ex-CEO and former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine personally directed the transfer of client funds in the waning days of the brokerage.
  • President & Strangelove Corzine Damage Control

    03/21/2012 2:46:51 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2
    Youtube ^ | 3/21/2012 | Dr. Strangelove
    President & Dr. Strangelove have a damage control session regarding Senator Corzine.
  • Mitt Romney’s VP shortlist: Presumptuous?

    12/27/2011 10:32:01 AM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 114 replies · 1+ views
    The Week ^ | 12/27/2011 | The Week
    Is there anyone Mittens could choose as a VP to motivate you to endorse his election? Ryan? DeMint? Rubio?
  • Chris Christie won't run for president in 2012

    10/04/2011 10:29:02 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 23 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided against entering the race for president, likely ending once and for all the GOP establishment’s hope for a new candidate in the 2012 race. Christie has scheduled a 1 p.m. press conference in his state’s capital, where he’s expected to announce that he will not seek the presidency. Two sources said he has started informing people of his decision in advance of his Trenton press conference. “He is not running,” said a fundraiser informed of the decision. “Mary Pat and the gov just called tier one [donor] group to say he was out.”...
  • Seismic evidence reveals underground nuclear detonation south of Washington DC.

    09/05/2011 8:49:01 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 109 replies
    Press Core ^ | Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | Unknown
    Seismology charts are now revealing that the 5.8 magnitude tremor that rattled the entire East Coast including Washington DC was not a natural earthquake but an earthquake that resulted from an underground nuclear detonation.
  • This just in: Leslie Nielsen is still dead !

    11/28/2010 7:24:18 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 32 replies
    The Internets | Today | Self
    I'm sure Mr. Nielsen would appreciate some well-wishes on his final takeoff.
  • Meet the 2010 WSOP November Nine

    07/18/2010 1:06:24 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 2 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/18/2010 | Gary Wise
    Chip leader Jonathan Duhamel has played dominant poker (with a touch of luck thrown in) and will be looking to take home Canada's first WSOP championship. Soi Nguyen will be seeking to topple the odds and emerge as an amateur champion from the sea of professionals. John Racener, Joseph Cheong and Jason Senti will be looking for the payoff for years of hard work and trying to take their place amongst the ranks of the game's most recognizable professionals.
  • Please help our local animal rescue farm by voting for this beautiful dog

    01/09/2010 1:53:46 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 30 replies · 1,176+ views
    Bissell Most Valuable Pet Contest ^ | 1/9/2010 | Hollow Creek Farm
    Please click on the link and vote for Cowboy the Dog as the Most Valuable Pet. Hollow Creek Farm ( a non-profit, freedom-loving pet and livestock can win $10,000 if you do.
  • Hollow Creek Farm Announces a Real Bale Out

    11/23/2009 5:30:09 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 223+ views
    Hollow Creek Farm ^ | 11/23/09 | Hollow Creek Farm
    A Real Bale Out! Free will contribution (not through taxing of you and your future grandchildren). No profits for unions or politicians. Real stimulus to the economy through purchase of goods and services made in the USA such as hay, grain, jobs for farmers, US owned animal food companies employees and retailers. Workers are not on union pay scale nor receive bonuses, as a matter a fact every worker is a 100% volunteer. Your Bale Out contribution will go directly to purchase the following: Round bale of hay $40 Square bale of hay $4 Bag of dog food $18 Bag...
  • Barack ("Allah In") Obama Wins the World Series of Poker Main Event

    10/09/2009 9:07:57 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 6 replies · 690+ views
    George Soros Foundation ^ | 11/9/09 | Keith Olbermann
    Despite having learned the game just 11 days ago, Barack ("Allah In") Obama bulldozed his way through the November Nine, and captured the top prize in the World Series of Poker, the Main Event.
  • Conservative Pet Rescue Farm Needs Help

    06/20/2009 7:13:46 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 22 replies · 1,096+ views
    Hollow Creek Farm SC ^ | 6/20/09 | Hollow Creek Farm
    Welcome to Hollow Creek Farm dog and livestock rehabilitation rescue in York County, South Carolina. Hollow Creek Farm receives animals from veterinarians, shelters, animal control and other rescues. About 95% of animals arrive with moderate or severe behavioral issues that prevented adoption. The other 5% of animals are handicapped or are in dire need of significant medical care. This farm is their last chance at life in most cases. With the help of generous veterinarians and volunteers, Hollow Creek Farm nurses animals back to health and begins important socialization and training to ensure placement. Hollow Creek Farm has rehabilitated and...
  • What are the best poker sites? (vanity)

    11/15/2008 12:14:27 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 20 replies · 830+ views ^ | na | Jennifer Mulrean
    When Chris Moneymaker won the televised 2003 World Series of Poker after first wagering $39 in an online tournament, wannabe pro gamblers across the country turned to their own computers in hopes of repeating history. Greg "Fossilman" Raymer did just that in the 2004 championship game. Like Moneymaker, Raymer earned his ticket to the big time -- and millions in winnings -- by entering an online tournament. In fact, four of the top 10 finishers in the 2004 series were players from
  • Richardson, only one from school to qualify for state, wins track team title

    05/10/2008 9:25:56 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 14 replies · 67+ views
    ESPN ^ | 5/10/08 | unknown
    Bonnie Richardson ran. She threw. She jumped. And when it was time to hand out the team trophies, Richardson accepted the 1A team championship for Rochelle High School -- by herself. Bonnie Richardson of Rochelle High School scored 42 team points to win the Texas 1A track title. Richardson was the only Rochelle athlete to qualify for the state meet and stunningly won the team title. University Interscholastic League officials said it was the first time they can remember a single athlete winning a girls' team title.
  • Twins separated at birth?

    01/07/2008 9:17:34 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 19 replies · 239+ views
    01/08/2008 | none
  • TELL IT LIKE IT IS (Biden on Obama, Edwards, Clinton)

    01/06/2008 8:51:21 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 2 replies · 60+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jan 6, 2008 | compiled
    Biden, a 34-year Senate veteran, spoke bluntly to reporters about his top Democratic rivals' legislative records in the final days of Iowa campaigning: "John (Edwards) doesn't have a record in the Senate. John's only passed four bills. They're all about post offices. I mean, literally. Most freshman senators don't get much done. Don't get much passed. Barack Obama hasn't passed any. There's not a major bill I know of with Hillary's name on it." Actually, Edwards passed only two bills, not four, both to rename post offices in North Carolina, the Biden camp helpfully noted when asked to check.
  • Duke University President Apologizes to Lacrosse Players

    09/29/2007 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 158 replies · 384+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 9/29/07 | AP
    DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University President Richard Brodhead apologized Saturday for not better supporting the men's lacrosse players falsely accused in last year's highly publicized rape scandal. "Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy," Brodhead said. "But the fact is that we did not get it right, causing the families to feel abandoned when they were most in need of support. This was a mistake. I take responsibility for it and I apologize for it."
  • Knicks guard has change of heart about Vick

    08/23/2007 8:23:56 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 20 replies · 903+ views
    ESPN ^ | 8/23/07 | ESPN
    NEW YORK -- It didn't take long for New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury to go from defending Michael Vick to distancing himself from the soon-to-be-imprisoned Atlanta Falcons quarterback. After being criticized for his remarks Monday for calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting, Marbury told the New York Post for Thursday's editions that he despises dogfighting and that Vick "is 100 percent wrong." "I don't like it at all," Marbury said of dogfighting. "I don't think [Vick's] right. But this dude is trying to ask for forgiveness. ... The way the way it's going about in the...
  • Whoa...

    08/17/2007 9:17:56 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 88 replies · 1,364+ views
  • Dean Scream Mix

    04/26/2007 6:35:48 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 6 replies · 395+ views ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Take - back - the White - House
  • The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler Has Been Suspended?

    03/31/2007 6:19:14 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 9 replies · 513+ views
    Site Suspension Notice This site has been suspended and/or deactivated for the following reason(s): * Verified complaints of threats, directed or implied, in violation of the Hosting Matters EULA detailing the Acceptable Use Policy and Service Guidelines. * Activities which can and will be reported under the US Patriot Act pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2703(c)(1)(C). Activities which results in a suspension or deactivation of an account will result in a forfeiture of fees paid. Complaints made regarding abuses that are found to be valid after investigation will be grounds for suspension.
  • Vanity: Need Computer Help

    09/18/2006 5:49:16 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 53 replies · 613+ views
    none | 09/18/06 | self
    Need assistance from any techno-geeks out there, please. OK - my PC (emachines T1840, Celeron 1.8Ghz) died. I went to turn it on a week ago and nothing happened. The power supply fan was not working. I would like to get this running, and also retrieve our family photos on the hard drive. So I replaced the power supply - didn't work. Then I replaced the motherboard - didn't work. Next I replaced the processor - didn't work. Last I replaced the RAM - didn't work. At this point, all I get is a fast ticking sound in time with...
  • VANITY: How does one get the most out of FAFSA?

    09/24/2005 3:06:53 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 4 replies · 253+ views
    FAFSA ^ | 9/24/05 | Self
    Does anybody out there know the college financial aid game? What are the do's and don't's? What life-strategies help or hurt when it comes to getting the most out of college financial aid? I currently have a sophomore in a private university, and we have been fortunate that the college has provided this child a full ride so far. I also have a senior in high school, and he is looking at private schools as well ($$$$). We also have a third-grader. I have a modest income (let's say I have never maxed my Social Security withholdings). My wife has...
  • Vanity: What is the best online poker site?

    05/04/2005 8:20:46 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 22 replies · 515+ views
    How do I know I'm not getting ripped off by "lousy cards"? Can I play for free to get the feel of the game? Any good/bad experiences out there?
  • Caption Phil Mickelson and "fan"

    03/08/2005 6:46:01 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 42 replies · 2,051+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2005 | E. Woods