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  • FIRE ERUPTS AT FORMER RUBY'S DINER SITE AT END OF SEAL BEACH PIER

    05/20/2016 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 32 replies
    KABC-7 Los Angeles ^ | 5/20/2016 | KABC Staff
    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A fire ripped through the site of the former Ruby's Diner at the end of Seal Beach Pier Friday morning, sending a plume of thick, black smoke up into the air. More than 60 Orange County Fire Authority firefighters battled the blaze at the abandoned restaurant in the 900 block of Ocean Avenue. The fire was reported just after 7:30 a.m. VIDEO AT THE SOURCE
  • The (Jerk) Boss: Springsteen

    04/12/2016 7:44:09 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 47 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 4/12/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    When Bruce Springsteen cancelled his concert in North Carolina this month because of politics, I thought ďwhat a jerk.Ē He wanted to send a message, and he wasnít concerned that his cancellation affected far more people than the issue he claimed to be protesting. It was about a new law in the state which restricted menís bathrooms to males, and womenís bathrooms to females. My god, the nerve of those Carolinians! The ďBoss,Ē or some PR flake of his, explained: ďTo my mind, itís an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the...
  • Wild Police Chase (TR) (Los Angeles - Police do NOTHING)

    04/07/2016 6:14:51 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4-7-2016 | Joseph Serna, Richard Winton
    Story at link Wild police pursuit in rain includes 'doughnuts' on the 101, hugs and a TMZ tour bus
  • 6.9 Earthquake - 109km W of Sola, Vanuatu

    04/06/2016 9:01:39 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    USGS SITE ^ | 4/6/2016 | USGS
    Note: Other earthquakes in the area today: 6.9/6.7 6.9 two days ago Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia Plate The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault...
  • Why Donald Trump (TR)

    04/06/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 27 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 4/6/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    Most of my Republican friends cannot understand the popularity of Donald Trump. Let me explain the Trump followerís rationale this way: If you keep doing what youíve been doing, youíre going to keep getting what youíve been getting. There are those of us who are fed up with how the Republicans have been giving away the power we have given them. We elected them to the majorities in the Legislature, but there is little to show for it. Borders, taxes, regulation, accountability and terrorism still are horrible problems. We have learned that our voting for the republicans has NOT been...
  • The Last Vampire - The Fifth Liberal Justice

    03/25/2016 8:11:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 17 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 3-25-2016 | Steven Maikoski
    Conservatives are focusing on the nomination of Merrick B. Garland as a fight for Second Amendment rights, but it is much more than that. Seating Garland (or any other liberal) on the bench will be a great triumph for the liberal faction. That one liberal justice will be the last vampire needed to suck the blood out of our constitutional government. To understand my claim, we must first define the liberal process: it is the subjective interpretation and enforcement of lawóinstead of honoring law as it is written. To a liberal, the actual intent of written law matters only when...
  • 7.9 Earthquake - - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia

    03/02/2016 5:16:41 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 22 replies
    Earthquake Map ^ | 3/2/2016 | website
    More at link Developing
  • R.I.P. George [George Kennedy - from a long time friend]

    03/01/2016 9:31:27 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 41 replies
    burtprelutsky.us ^ | March 1, 2016 | Burt Prelutsky
    R.I.P., GEORGE By Burt Prelutsky George Kennedy died recently. It ended a friendship that had lasted nearly half a century. I first heard from Kennedy in 1967when, in my role as movie critic for Los Angeles magazine, I predicted he would win an Oscar for his performance as Dragline in ďCool Hand Luke.Ē He wrote me a thank-you letter. I, in turn, invited him to my housewarming. Much to my surprise, he showed up with his wife, but stayed only briefly because they had already committed to another party. As a housewarming gift, he brought me the LP of Lalo...
  • Fierce crosswind forces plane to overshoot runway (video)

    03/01/2016 10:23:31 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | fox news
    VIDEO AT THIS LINK
  • Chain-Reaction Crash Kills 3 [I-5 In California] truncated title

    02/27/2016 8:34:22 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 22 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | 2/27/2016 | TRACY BLOOM, KENNEDY RYAN, NERISSA KNIGHT AND ELLINA ABOVIAN,
    The 5 Freeway was expected to be closed until at least Saturday night, and possibly until Sunday, after a fiery chain-reaction crash triggered by suspected street racing left three people dead on the 5 Freeway in Commerce, authorities said. The fatal collision, involving up to eight vehicles, occurred shortly after midnight on the 5 east of Washington Boulevard and prompted the full closure of the heavily-traveled freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol's incident log. CHP Officer Doris Peniche told KTLA that witnesses saw two Dodge vehicles -- a Charger and a Challenger -- speeding in southbound lanes at approximately...
  • More Slaves Today Than At Any Time In History

    02/15/2016 12:36:11 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/14/2016 | Bill Federer
    There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. An estimated 27 million people in the world are forced to work, held through fraud, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence, in forced marriages, in sex-trafficking and prostitution.
  • Cartoonist Michael Ramirez in Los Alamitos Tuesday 2-16-2016

    02/10/2016 9:05:22 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 13 replies
    405-605 Patriots ^ | 2/10/2016 | Loud Mime
    405-605 Patriots Special Guest Michael Ramirez Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7 PM Rush Park Auditorium 3001 Blume Drive Los Alamitos, CA
  • Rural Wagoner County school district looks to deter violence with guns, signs (Armed Teachers!)

    02/04/2016 4:36:06 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 4 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 2/4/2016 | Rhett Morgan
    OKAY ‚ÄĒ A rural school district in Wagoner County has taken up arms in an effort to deter school violence. Okay Public Schools erected four signs on campus this week, warning visitors bent on breaking the law that they might want to think otherwise. ‚ÄúHaving a sign in your front yard saying ‚Äėthis is a gun-free zone‚Äô just tells the idiots, ‚ÄúCome on in,‚ÄĚ because we can‚Äôt defend ourselves,‚ÄĚ Superintendent Charles McMahan said Wednesday in a telephone interview. ‚Äú(Okay‚Äôs) sign might be enough to send somebody down the road looking for some other soft target. If that‚Äôs what it does,...
  • Chris Mortensen taking break to treat throat cancer

    01/17/2016 6:35:02 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/15/2016 | ESPN
    ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen will be off the air as he begins treatments for throat cancer. "More than a week ago, I was diagnosed with a Stage IV throat cancer," Mortensen said in a statement Friday. "My focus shifted significantly to gathering information about the specifics of this cancer. The initial diagnosis was confirmed Friday and there is another test remaining that will determine the best possible treatment plan that will commence in the very immediate future. "Consequently, with the support and encouragement from ESPN president John Skipper and many others at ESPN, I am temporarily stepping away...
  • Overwhelmed by 'Migrants,' Sweden Throws in the Towel

    01/02/2016 12:33:20 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 70 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 January 2016 | Michael Walsh
    It's a Happy New Year in Europe, where the blowback from last summer's "refugee" crisis is already hitting the old continent hard. People have been killed and liberal ideals shattered, all because naifs like Angela Merkel preferred her fantasy version of Islam to the real, murderous, expansionist thing. snip The ending: It's easy to get murdered when you're already trying to commit suicide. (Michael Walsh tells it like it is)
  • The Bigger Picture Behind the San Bernardino Jihadist Attack

    12/11/2015 8:00:33 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 12-11-2015 | Steven Maikoski
    As the news of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino developed, I was became concerned with the amount of ammunition that law enforcement authorities found in the killer’s apartment. Despite Farook and Malik having over 1500 rounds with them when they were killed, they had left over 3,000 rounds and twelve pipe bombs behind. That’s close to 5,000 rounds of ammo. The newsreaders are telling you one thing, but the tactical mind understands that this cache was likely gathered for a reason, for a bigger operation involving several gunmen. Now more information is filtering out. After reconstructing Farook’s crushed cell...
  • An Argument for Hillary Clinton on the New Ten-Dollar Bill (P.S. God Help Us)

    11/09/2015 10:56:18 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 42 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 11-9-2015 | Steven Maikoski
    Alexander Hamilton s ousting from the ten-dollar bill is a most telling sign of our times. He is a figure of the old times, the man who spearheaded the effort to get the United States out of debt and the new government running within its constitutional bounds. Although he disagreed with much of the Constitution, he believed firmly in the limited powers of a federal government. He wrote most of the Federalist Papers, all the while believing that its giving the common citizen the powers that it did would eventually lead them to destroy the government with mutations that would...
  • Passage to America, 1750 (Rougher than expected!)

    10/30/2015 1:54:11 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 38 replies
    Eyewitness To History ^ | c. 1750 | Gottleib Mittelberger
    At the end of the seventeenth century approximately 200,000 people inhabited the British colonies in North America. The following century saw an explosion in numbers with the population doubling about every 25 years. The majority of these new immigrants were Scotch-Irish, Germans or African slaves. Between 1700 and the beginning of the American Revolution, approximately 250,000 Africans, 210,000 Europeans and 50,000 convicts had reached the colonial shores. The passage to America was treacherous by any standard. Many of the immigrants were too poor to pay for the journey and therefore indentured themselves to wealthier colonialists - selling their services for...
  • The Presidential Candidate We SHOULD Be Listening To! (And it's not who you think.)

    08/20/2015 10:01:34 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 26 replies
    Politichicks.com ^ | 8-20-2015 | Steven Maikoski
    Perhaps you missed this small and unimpressive candidate for president, for his physical presence was as weak as the voice that delivered his message. At barely five feet, two inches tall, he stood up and criticized our governmentís expensive actions, focusing on the problems before us instead of engaging in the sound bite war waged by the other candidates. Some in the audience craned their necks to hear his timid presentation, but most quickly dismissed him as being horribly incompetent in todayís media society. However, his words hit home with some people as he spoke about how Congress was wreckfully...
  • Sometimes Black Lives Matter

    08/04/2015 9:53:21 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 12 replies
    Burt Prelutsky website ^ | 8/4/2015 | Burt Prelutsky
    Martin O'Malley recently laid claim to the title of America’s Biggest Wuss when he apologized for suggesting that all lives matter and not just black ones. What he might have pointed out to the black thugs booing his comment was that black lives apparently only have value when they’re ended by cops. They certainly don’t seem to matter, judging by the response of race pimps like Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and Marilyn Mosby, when it comes to the thousands of black people shot and killed by other black people or to the hundreds of thousands of black babies aborted every...
  • 6.9 and 6.9 Earthquakes in Alaska - Nikolski one minute apart.

    07/26/2015 10:06:50 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 36 replies
    Earthquake Map ^ | 7/26/2015 | None
    Info at the site. Developing.
  • Freep this Democrat poll on their candidates!

    07/05/2015 10:26:48 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 6 replies
    Progressive Change Campaign Committee ^ | 7/4/2015 | Progressive Change Campaign Committee
    The Survey is HERE
  • Apple launches new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad

    05/19/2015 7:53:15 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 71 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | 5/19/2015 | Neil Hughes
    Apple on Tuesday issued an update to its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, adding faster Intel processors, as well as the new pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad. The new trackpad, previously available on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook, has built-in force sensors and a Taptic Engine that delivers haptic feedback. It allows users to click anywhere with a uniform feel, and users can even customize the amount of pressure needed to register each click. Force Touch opens up a range of new gestures, including the new force click. Developers can tap into these expanded capabilities with new APIs...
  • Thousands Flee Huge Volcano Eruption In Southern Chile (pix of lava)

    03/03/2015 8:09:25 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 3, 2015 | Francis Whittaker
    A volcanic eruption in Villarrica, central Chile, prompted evacuations of nearby towns and cities and emergency meetings of officials, local media reported.
  • Florida mom burns down home of convicted child-killer (truncated title)

    02/13/2015 10:50:05 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/13/15 | Jason Molinet
    The mother of a 7-year-old who was raped and murdered got some measure of payback by helping firefighters burn down the Orange Park, Fla., home once owned by the convicted killer. The man is now serving a life-sentence, and his residence, where the crime occurred, was torched as part of a training exercise for local firefighters.
  • Movie: Ode to My Father (Excellent Korean Film in U.S.)

    02/13/2015 9:25:31 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/13/2015 | Loud Mime
    I saw this movie a couple of days ago and am still reeling from its presentation. It is the story of a family torn apart by the Korean war and how they work from being dirt poor to successful. It is a story of a family losing and finding its loved ones. It has the sweetest scene I have seen in ANY movie, but it's not staged or recorded. It's a real recording from history, which has a tremendous effect on those watching. It really happened. This movie is worth watching
  • What Democrats Want For Children (Quick Vanity)

    01/24/2015 9:41:11 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 13 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 1/24/2015 | Loud Mime
    Democrats want one of two things from all children, either to abort them or place them into horrible debt. I don't hate children enough to vote Democrat. Two lines I use when "debating" liberals.
  • 2 arrested in attack on man with bat, pickaxe (GREAT mugshot)

    12/20/2014 5:33:04 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 42 replies
    woodtv channel 8 ^ | 12/19/2014 | News 8 Webstaff
    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) Ė Two suspects accused of attacking a 21-year-old Holland Township man with a pickaxe and baseball bat have been arrested. Codi James Antoniello, 19, and a 16-year-old male were arrested Thursday at an apartment complex in Holland Township. Antoniello, who authorities say was trying to shave his head in order to alter his appearance when he was arrested, was arraigned Friday on charges of felonious assault and first-degree home invasion. The 16-year-old suspect will be charged as an adult in the case, according to the Ottawa County Sheriffís Office. He is currently being held in...
  • Nebraska Fires Coach Bo Pelini

    12/01/2014 7:47:21 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/30/2014 | Mitch Sherman
    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Bo Pelini was fired on Sunday, ending the seven-year run of the polarizing figure as Nebraska's football coach. "We weren't good enough in the games that mattered," athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in his meeting with the media that lasted nearly 35 minutes. "I didn't see that changing at the end of the day." Eichorst said he will not use a search firm to assist him in finding the next coach. "This isn't a day of celebration for me," he said. "We've got a lot of good, young people in our program who are hurting." Eichorst said...
  • Blue Blood Democrats vs. Red-Blooded Americans

    11/21/2014 4:28:32 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/21/2014 | Loud Mime
    Back in the Reagan days the Republicans were the BLUE Party; the Democrats were the RED Party. Somebody changed it after Reagan left politics; the switcharoo has been attributed to Tim Russert. At the time I didn't like it, but, judging from today's politics, it may have been a good move. The Democrats are acting like the typical blue-bloods of history. Those were the elitists who made their own laws and own law enforcement system. They, as an aristocracy, kept a safe distance between their own properties and lives and those of the common man. This is what we have...
  • Traffic stop in Newport Beach leads to seizure of 7 assault rifles [Full Auto],

    11/20/2014 7:01:59 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 73 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/20/2014 | Scott Schwebke
    NEWPORT BEACH Ė Two people were in the Orange County Jail this week, after police stopped them in a van with automatic rifles and ammunition. The van contained seven AK-47 assault rifles, six 30-round high-capacity 7.62 caliber magazines, two 10-round magazines and more than 350 rounds of 7.62 caliber ammunition inside, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. Manzella said the arrests are significant because of the weapons seized. All of the guns were modified to fire in fully automatic mode, and one had a barrel less than 16 inches in length in violation of California state law, she said....
  • World's largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan (Watch the Video!)

    11/08/2014 2:03:57 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2014 | William La Jeunesse
    After already receiving a controversial $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers, the wealthy investors of a California solar power plant now want a $539 million federal grant to pay off their federal loan. "This is an attempt by very large cash generating companies that have billions on their balance sheet to get a federal bailout, i.e. a bailout from us - the taxpayer for their pet project," said Reason Foundation VP of Research Julian Morris. "It's actually rather obscene." The Ivanpah solar electric generating plant is owned by Google and renewable energy giant NRG, which are responsible for paying...
  • Civil War Band at 405-605 Tea Party Party! 11/13!

    11/05/2014 10:28:42 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    11/5/2014 | Loud Mime
    After a long year of lessons on our constitutional heritage and expert speakers on many fields, including Dinesh D'Souza, we are going to celebrate with a party on Thursday, November 13, 7PM at Rush Park Auditorium in Los Alamitos. Attending will be the Band of The California Battalion, a wonderful Civil War Band. Also we will have one of the finest Lincoln presenters adding to the festivities. Full information is at our website: www.teaparty405-605.org
  • Justin Simien's 'Dear White People' (shortened title)

    10/25/2014 4:34:42 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 31 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 10-25-2014 | Sarah Tully
    "ďDear White PeopleĒ is set at a fictional Ivy League school, Winchester University. The story centers on a group of mostly black students and their experiences. But Simien is quick to point out that Winchester is not Chapman. Instead, he says, Winchester is a microcosm of the larger society. Still, Simienís first few drafts were based on what he terms a ďthinly veiledĒ Chapman Ė ďthe black experience when you are in a non-black world.Ē He says itís a subject rarely depicted in films. ďI just thought it was an interesting and nuanced experience, and I wanted to talk about...
  • Texas breaks record for jobs added in 12-month span (Is California Listening?)

    10/23/2014 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 16 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Maria Halkias
    Texas created enough jobs last month to help the state set a 12-month record. The Texas economy added 36,400 jobs in September, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. Over the past 12 months, employers added 413,700 jobs ó the most ever recorded by the state. The unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in September, down from 5.3 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 6.3 percent. ďWeíre having a broad -based increase in job growth in Texas, and sooner or later weíre going to have to see wage increases,Ē said Trinity University economist David...
  • "Border States of America" New Tea Party Patriots movie opens! (WOW!)

    10/17/2014 5:08:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 15 replies
    Tea Party Patriots Web Site ^ | 10/16/2014 | Tea Party Patriots
    Last night I attended the premiere of this movie, which is a riveting documentary on the conditions at the border. It contains interviews with the agents, ranchers and citizens explaining the dangers that continue to head north to the heartland. It shows the violence, the tragedy and the lawlessness that results from our government's indifference to the needed border security Despite all I thought I knew, this movie is an eye-opener. The full movie is available for viewing at the home link. It is fully sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots. You don't have to pay a penny. Bump this...
  • Food Stamp Recipients Top 46 Million for 35th Straight Month

    10/07/2014 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 12 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 10/7/2014 | Ali Meyer
    CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans on food stamps has topped 46,000,000 for 35 straight months, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA). From September 2011 through July 2014, the latest month for which data is available, the number of persons participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has exceeded 46 million. As of July 2014, there were 46,486,434 beneficiaries of the SNAP program. Excerpt - - - Graphs at the source
  • Many Earthquakes in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    09/25/2014 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 49 replies
    USGS Earthquake Map ^ | 09/25/2014 | Loud Mime
    Over twenty small quakes in the last 2 hours. What's going on?
  • Thousands march in downtown Chicago in support of Palestinians

    07/26/2014 11:30:09 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 36 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/20/2014 | Stephanie K. Baer
    Thousands of protesters were marching through downtown Chicago on Sunday in support of Palestinians as Israeli forces continue a ground invasion in the Gaza Strip. Protesters were carrying Palestinian flags and signs reading ďSave Gaza's childrenĒ and chanting ďFree, free Palestine.Ē Salam Khatib, 19, of Valparaiso, Ind., participated in the march with seven of her family members. "We just hope people will expand their knowledge of what's going on in Palestine," she said. "It just doesn't make sense to me." Protesters made their way west along Upper Wacker Drive, turned south on State Street and then continued west along Madison...
  • Email on Binyamin Netanyahu Speech - - Hoax Alert

    07/11/2014 5:26:05 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 2 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/11/2014 | Loud Mime
    I received an email concerning a speech by Binyamin Netanyahu. As I read it I had my doubts about its authenticity. It's a hoax. Here is part of the hoax letter: "I give you formal notice that our tanks are massed at the Gaza border, with artillery and air support at the ready. We have already dropped leaflets over the northern parts of the Gaza strip, warning civilians of our impending arrival, and that they should evacuate southward, forthwith. If you fail to meet our ultimatum, we are coming in, and, with God's help, this time we will not leave....
  • Google launches invite-only domain registration service

    06/30/2014 6:33:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 2 replies
    PC World ^ | 1/24/2014 | Tim Hornyak
    If you fancy yourself as a .guru or any other newfangled Internet address, Google wants you to try out its new domain name registration service. The search giant quietly launched Google Domains on Monday as an invite-only beta service. Itís being billed as an easy way to set up an address on the Web with simple management tools. Until now, Google has told people looking to register that it ďdoesnít register or host domain names.Ē It referred them to partner companies including GoDaddy and eNom. Google Domains, though, has features that might make people think twice before going with other...
  • "Where, Oh Where, Is Barry Goldwater?"

    06/30/2014 6:04:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 33 replies
    BurtPrelutsky.com ^ | 06/30/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    I realize that the late Sen. Goldwater is anathema to liberals, even to those who only know him as the unfortunate victim of a famous TV spot in which a little girl picking a flower appears to be vaporized by a nuclear bomb. The vile message in 1964 was that Goldwater was a nutburger who was anxious to get us involved in a nuclear showdown with the Soviet Union. Because most voters 50 years ago were just as dumb as they are today, 61% of them voted for LBJ, who took that as a signal to sink us even deeper...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny in Sports

    06/16/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 32 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 6/11/2014 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Sports plays a role in perpetuating sexism and misogynyóand it can play a role in ending it. The most moving reading Iíve done in the last six months has come from the anguished tweets on #YesAllWomen that followed the Elliot Rodger shootings in Santa Barbara. Even more depressing than his horrific actions is the feeling that the national debates about cultural misogyny, mental health care, and gun control that followed have already lost momentum ó shoved back into their dusty corner, awaiting the next bloody tragedy. Public outrage has a short half-life. Fist-shaking and finger-pointing quickly degenerates into helpless shrugging.
  • SoCal Double Whammy - Obama at Angel Stadium - Jane Fonda at UCLA today

    06/13/2014 8:33:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 16 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/13/2014 | Loud Mime
    It's truly an unlucky Friday the 13th if you live in the Orange County/L.A. area. Two great icons of liberalism are fixin' to snarl up traffic and bring great inconveniences to our area as they speak at two graduations. President Barack Obama will be reading from his teleprompter at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The city of Anaheim has posted their guidelines HERE Jane Fonda will be delivering her performance at UCLA's graduation. The message delivered to the graduates is interesting. You can be a success if you can read lines. Otherwise, good luck!
  • Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition...

    06/09/2014 6:33:02 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 64 replies
    SALON magazine ^ | 6/8/2014 | Thomas Frank
    Tuition is up 1,200 percent in 30 years. Here's why you're unemployed, crushed by debt -- and no one is helping The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you name it. Tuition has increased at a rate double that of medical care, usually considered the most expensive of human necessities. It has outstripped any reasonable expectation people might have had for investments over the period. And, as we all know, it has crushed a generation...
  • Do "Lockdowns" Make Sense? - vanity question

    06/05/2014 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/5/2014 | Loud Mime
    Again we have another shooting where the "authorities" locked down the campus. This makes absolutely NO sense to me. It seems that a group of unarmed students sitting inside a classroom makes a wonderful target for any nutcase. Am I right? I have no actual law enforcement or true combat experience. Please post your opinions.
  • Happy Birthday, TONY SNOW!

    06/01/2014 4:32:49 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 19 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/1/2014 | loud mime
    ††††††††††††††††††††Tony Snow †††††††††††††††††††† Born June 1, 1955 My, how our president's Press Secretaries have changed. Dana Perino: "Remembering Tony Snow's Life"Tony Snow Making Helen Thomas Look Like A Fool Tony Snow Plays The Blues I know a lot of Freepers like Tony and have stories about him. It's time to share?
  • 50 Years Ago At The Indy 500 - Fire, Death, and a GREAT race!

    05/24/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 62 replies
    Free Republic and Various Feeds ^ | 5/24/2014 | Compilation
    These are just a few observations. I encourage other Freepers to add to this thread. I just just in the 8th grade at this time and was addicted to the race, having attended the '62 and '63 races. This event I watched on closed circuit TV at Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Shortly into the race there was a picture that I cannot forget, a screen filled with smoke and fire in a wreck that was so bad it stopped the race and claimed the lives of two drivers. Dave McDonald drove Micky Thompson's car, which used gasoline. He lost...
  • Need Help on Article about Debt and Taxing the Rich - - Vanity

    05/04/2014 5:40:11 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 17 replies
    05/04/2014 | loud mime
    Some time ago there was an article that compared our debt to the total assets of the rich. It wrote that if everything of the rich were seized by the Feds and the war debt was zero, the Democrats would still have us in the hole. After thirty minutes of surfing, I hope a FRiend has the information at the ready. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
  • The Heroes of the Ferry Disaster (South Korea)

    04/25/2014 11:25:19 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 12 replies
    Park Ji-young, a service crewmember who died after saving many passengers when the ferry Sewol sank off the southwest coast last week, was laid to rest on Tuesday. Dozens of people from all walks of life who had never met her showed up to pay their respects, waiting in line in front of her memorial altar over the past three days to thank and bid farewell to her. Survivors of the ferry accident and fellow students from Danwon High School also paid their last respects. The hall leading up to Park's altar was lined with wreaths sent by anonymous people....