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  • Don't Much Care for David Frum

    11/18/2009 5:02:14 AM PST · by Federalist Society · 26 replies · 1,319+ views
    Before yesterday I didn't know much about David Frum. I've seen his name here and there on FR, and that's about it. Yesterday he was on the Laura Ingraham show, and I've got to say I don't much care for him. He is suppose to be a conservative, but to me he sounded more like a RINO. What is the deal with this guy?
  • Rights vs. Wishes

    07/30/2009 4:05:18 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 10 replies · 539+ views ^ | September 25, 2002 | Walter Williams
    I read this article several years ago by economist Walter Williams. It bears reading again. We hear so much about "rights" -- a right to this and a right to that. People say they have a right to decent housing, a right to adequate health care, food and a decent job, and more recently, senior citizens have a right to prescription drugs. In a free society, do people have these rights? Let's look at it. At least in the standard historical usage of the term, a right is something that exists simultaneously among people. A right confers no obligation on...
  • Where is the Authority?

    07/21/2009 3:41:31 PM PDT · by Federalist Society · 27 replies · 602+ views
    U.S. Constitution ^ | July 21, 2009 | Brian Morton
    Below is Article I Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. This is the Scope of Congress' authority to enact legislation. I'm curious, can someone point me to the one that states that Congress can overhaul the healthcare system, or enact hate crimes legislation, or bail out GM, the banks, etc., cause I'm not seeing it. Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United...
  • Oklahoma City's Policy on Officer Shootings Debated

    07/13/2009 4:09:31 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 5 replies · 421+ views
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | July 13, 2009 | Michael Kimball
    If you shoot someone in self-defense, Oklahoma City police likely will interview you that day. But a city rule adopted last year prevents officers who use deadly force from being fully questioned until 48 hours have passed. Police Chief Bill Citty said that’s because circumstances differ between civilian and police shootings. If you shoot someone, your bosses — and bosses’ bosses — won’t rush to the scene. If they do, they won’t be allowed to cross the yellow crime-scene tape. When officers shoot, they end up surrounded by their superiors and colleagues, Citty said. They may feel pressured to talk...
  • Utah Senator Orrin Hatch calls for BCS investigation

    07/08/2009 4:51:01 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 34 replies · 937+ views
    ESPN ^ | 07/08/09 | AP
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate college football's Bowl Championship Series for what he views as violations of antitrust laws. Hatch made the comment after conducting a standing-room-only hearing in the Senate subcommittee with antitrust oversight, where he serves as the top Republican. "Frankly, there's an arrogance about the BCS that just drives me nuts," he told reporters. "Hopefully this hearing will open the door to have some people reconsider their positions. And if nothing else, the Justice Department ought to be looking at this."
  • Transformers: Worst-Reviewed $400 million hit?

    06/29/2009 4:47:48 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 31 replies · 1,555+ views
    AP ^ | June 29, 2009 | David Germain
    After just five days, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is halfway to $400 million domestically, a box-office milestone only eight other movies have reached. If it climbs that high, the "Transformers" sequel will be by far the worst-reviewed movie ever to make the $400 million club. Critics and mainstream crowds often disagree, but "Revenge of the Fallen" sets a new standard for the gulf between what reviewers and mass audiences like.
  • Miley Cyrus Fights Scalpers With Paperless Tickets

    06/21/2009 6:42:01 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 83 replies · 1,990+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 21, 2009 | Ray Waddell
    As Miley Cyrus prepares to hit the road this fall, the spotlight is shining on what was once a relatively minor piece of the touring puzzle: the ticket. Or in this case, the lack thereof. Cyrus' tour will use paperless tickets, and that's causing a commotion, mostly among the scalpers who infamously made so much money from her last tour.
  • Bathroom Emergency on Flight Prompts Felony Charge

    04/20/2009 4:20:27 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 21 replies · 1,246+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/09/09 | AP
    A man who says he desperately needed to use an airplane bathroom after eating something bad in Honduras faces a federal charge after being accused of twisting a flight attendant's arm to get to the lavatory, the FBI said Wednesday.
  • Oklahoma Prevails Over Texas, Heads to Big 12 Championship

    11/30/2008 3:37:23 PM PST · by Federalist Society · 29 replies · 1,109+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 11/30/08 | Jake Trotter
    Oklahoma is Kansas City Bound The Sooners survived Texas’ furious political campaign to finish ahead of the Longhorns in the BCS rankings and advance to the Big 12 Championship. Because OU, Texas and Texas Tech all finished in a three-way tie atop Big 12 South, the tiebreaker was decided by the team ranked highest in the BCS. OU will play Big 12 North champ Missouri on Saturday night in Kansas City.
  • Kiss unhappy about rock hall of fame exclusion

    11/21/2008 4:18:04 PM PST · by Federalist Society · 89 replies · 2,277+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/21/08 | Mitchell Peters
    They've sold millions of records, and influenced several generations of fans and musicians. So why isn't Kiss in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? That's what Gene Simmons would like to know.
  • Caption this Picture

    10/22/2008 5:06:13 PM PDT · by Federalist Society · 38 replies · 1,449+ views
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  • Sometimes teenagers will amaze you!

    09/27/2008 11:06:34 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 21 replies · 2,363+ views
    me | 09-27-08 | me
    Yesterday I was substitute teaching an art class at a school here in Oklahoma. The assignment for the students was to do a political drawing. This lead to a little discussion on the Presidential race, and I asked the question of the students, "If you could vote in this election whom would you vote for." The teenager next to me (a white kid) stated, "Obama baby" without hesitation. What happened next just amazed me. The teenager across the table from him, who happens to be black says, "Are you voting for him because you like his stance on the issues...
  • OMG! USC is down 21-0 at halftime against Oregon State

    09/25/2008 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Federalist Society · 76 replies · 1,618+ views
    Yahoo Sports | 09-25-08 | me
    I just check on Yahoo Sports to find to my amazement that USC is down 21-0 at halftime to Oregon State. I've turned on the TV to the game to watch the second half.
  • Bill Clinton: McCain acted in "Good Faith" on Debate Delay

    09/25/2008 6:22:59 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 74 replies · 2,407+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 09-25-08 | Nitya Venkataraman
    Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain's request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in "good faith" and pushed organizers to reserve time for economy talk during the debate if the Friday plans move forward. Appearing on Good Morning America Thursday, Clinton told ABC News' Chris Cuomo that McCain's push to postpone the debate would only be a good political move if both candidates agreed. McCain announced on Wednesday that he would "suspend" his presidential campaign to come to Washington to help negotiate a financial bailout bill "We know he didn't do it because he's...
  • I'm not a Kristen Powers fan, however . . .

    09/12/2008 6:34:07 PM PDT · by Federalist Society · 43 replies · 517+ views
    09-12-08 | me
    I'm not a big fan of Kristen Powers, however I have noticed here lately she seems to be about the only liberal that I see in the media that is calling other liberals out for some over the top comments. I was just watching Hannity and Colmes and Colmes makes some statement about Palin, and Kristen told him that his statement was not a fair statement. I just wish I could recall what he said. Man I miss my DVR on cable.
  • State Senator Andrew Rice (D-OK) Commercial

    09/12/2008 4:31:56 PM PDT · by Federalist Society · 8 replies · 392+ views
    09-1208 | Me
    I just saw a commercial by Oklahoma State Senator Andrew Rice who is the Democrat running against the incumbent Republican, Jim Imhoff. Watching it I would have sworn I was watching a commercial made by the McCain campaign. He talked about how Imhoff was attacking him with negative ads that were not true, that he's been in Washington for 22 years and he's suppose to represent us, the people, but he's just interested in keeping his job. It just seemed so close to the McCain message of real change to put power back in the hands of the people. Are...
  • Even 8th Graders Get It!

    09/10/2008 3:24:57 PM PDT · by Federalist Society · 33 replies · 118+ views
    09-10-08 | Brian Morton
    I was doing some substitute teaching today and asked one of my classes the following question, "If you could vote in this Presidential election, who would you vote for Barak Obama or John McCain?" Results out of 26 students: McCain 26 Obama 2
  • Obama on O'Reilly Part II

    09/08/2008 8:25:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Society · 104 replies · 419+ views
    09-08-09 | Brian Morton
    I did a search and didn't see where anyone had posted about Obama on O'Reilly tonight. Here is something Obama said that REALLY bothers me, in essence he said, "if you've got someone over here that's got money, and over here is a waitress making minimum wage, why not help her out, it's the neighborly thing to do." This was in response to Bill questioning about increasing taxes on the rich. It is not a function of government to redistribute income. If someone works hard to become successful, here comes Obama and he decides I can afford it, and wants...
  • UN Say Eat Less Meat to Curb Global Warming

    09/07/2008 7:40:59 AM PDT · by Federalist Society · 70 replies · 226+ views
    The Observer ^ | 09-07-08 | Juliette Jowit
    People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further. His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the panel on how individuals can help tackle global warning.
  • FReep this Poll -

    09/05/2008 3:56:06 PM PDT · by Federalist Society · 16 replies · 187+ views ^ | 09-05-08 | Michael Regan
    FReep this poll - How do you react to Keith Olbermann's Condemnation of the 911 tribute at the RNC? Half way down on the left hand side. Liberals are hitting it because 66% responded "Way to go Keith"