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  • [Vanity]: Need Tech Help -- Hard drive imaging for new computer

    05/13/2015 10:43:14 AM PDT · by Maceman · 23 replies
    OK. So my Dell Vostro 3550 laptop (Windows 7) – which I bought in 2011 – has crashed for good. After three frustrating weeks that included hours on the phone with Dell tech support, 3 on-site technician visits (fortunately I paid to extend the on-site repair warranty) to install 3 new replacement motherboards (one of which was DOA), 2 replacement daughter boards, new speakers and other assorted hardware, Dell finally threw in the towel and is sending me a “new” (obviously refurbished) computer. I told them I want a technician to come and transfer the hard drive from the current...
  • People Now Whining that Extroverts Have ‘Social Privilege’

    04/21/2015 11:42:39 AM PDT · by Maceman · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Social Justice Warriors have found a new thing to be upset about: the institutional oppression that introverts endure because “this culture has been built for extroverts” and that gives them “social privilege.” No. I’m not kidding. It’s a thing, and apparently such a big thing that an Everyday Feminism contributor named James St. James felt the need to write a whopping 1,700-word piece about it, titled “6 Examples of How Extroverts Benefit From Their Social Privilege.” In plain language, those six “privileges” are: Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417198/people-now-whining-extroverts-have-social-privilege-katherine-timpf?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=55365f9f04d3013f79000001&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
  • [Video]: Why Do Evil, Racist Whites Seem To Treat You Better Than The Blacks Who Call Them That?

    04/21/2015 5:53:44 AM PDT · by Maceman · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 5, 2015 | MrMadness Sotomayor
    20 minute video -- a little long, but touching to watch this black man speak his mind.
  • VIDEO: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    04/20/2015 2:35:29 PM PDT · by Maceman · 11 replies
    YouTube | March 8, 2007 | Martin Durkin, Producer
    Before I would believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming, I would require that any alarmist arguing the theory watch THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE, and produce refutation by CREDIBLE scientists of every point made in that film. THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE - Watch the full 85-minute video here.
  • VANITY: WAR on PC -- Let's start with public minority racism ("White Privilege")

    04/07/2015 2:13:58 PM PDT · by Maceman · 8 replies
    How about a movement that no public dollars can go to any public university, institution or organization that teaches, advances or encourages minority racist discussions about "White Privilege," or gives courses/degrees in it. White Privilege is a minority racist idea that smears all white people, and makes judgments based purely on stereotypes without taking into account the individuality of specific white people. Let's demand that no public university, institution or organization can have any minority-only events unless whites-only events are also allowed. Let's demand that no "anti-white privilege" minority racist be allowed to use ANYTHING that was ever invented by...
  • Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee for President…Jeb Bush

    04/01/2015 11:46:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | George Mano
    It doesn’t matter what the Republican base wants or whom the well-known pundits like. The fact is, the so-called “independent” voters of New Hampshire are likely to pick the next Republican nominee for US President. Since 1968 there have been only two times—1996 and 2000—when the New Hampshire Republican primary winner did not eventually become the party’s nominee for President. By contrast, the Iowa Caucuses’ winner has gone on to the nomination only six times in the last ten election cycles and Iowa did not choose the winning nominee the last two elections. Somehow, winning the New Hampshire primary thrusts...
  • Waitress ‘Miracle’- Survives Being Run Over by Dine and Dashers

    03/26/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Maceman · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 25, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    Waitress ‘Miracle’- Survives Being Run Over by Dine and Dashers March 25, 2015 - 12:09 PM By Eric Scheiner Subscribe to Eric Scheiner RSS Follow Eric Scheiner on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Sharing Services 7 KTLA reports, four people were arrested Monday after allegedly skipping out on their bill at an Anaheim-area restaurant and striking a waitress who said it was a “miracle” she survived the hit-and-run. The victim, Maria Uriostegui, tells reporters she had waited on the customers and had a bad sense about them as soon as they sat down. Read more and see...
  • Eureka! Univision Discovers Cruz Has Latino Support

    03/25/2015 5:23:42 AM PDT · by Maceman · 22 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Ken Oliver-Méndez
    Lo and behold, there are Latinos who support Senator Ted Cruz's candidacy for President of the United States. That was the discovery Univision made while covering the Texas Senator's presidential campaign announcement at Liberty University. Reporting for Noticiero Univisión, correspondent Lourdes Meluzá noted that among others, Cruz aims to capture the support of Evangelical voters, including among the young. Meluzá encountered two such prospective voters of Latino origin, both of whom were enthusiastic at the prospect of a Cruz presidency. See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-oliver-m%C3%A9ndez/2015/03/24/eureka-univision-discovers-cruz-has-latino-support?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=marketing&utm_term=facebook&utm_content=facebook&utm_campaign=cruz-univision#sthash.lxCc7hhX.dpuf
  • Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

    03/24/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Maceman · 115 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?" He then sneered, "Ted Cruz could be president of the United States and if you thought the Secret Service was drinking before –" On TBS, Conan O'Brien hammered, "[Cruz] pledged to...
  • Mark Levin just OBLITERATED the argument ‘we need a governor for president’

    03/23/2015 6:42:05 PM PDT · by Maceman · 51 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 23, 2015
    You know the argument some people are making against Ted Cruz, that we need a governor to be president? Well let me tell you, Mark Levin just completely obliterated that argument like no one else I’ve heard. And he didn’t do it in the name of Ted Cruz or any specific candidate. But it’s awesome and something you’ll definitely want to hear: Read more: http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-just-obliterated-the-argument-we-need-a-governor-for-president/#ixzz3VGNS4gcG
  • Vanity: Opinion/Experience with PC-Matic - is it good?

    03/23/2015 5:18:48 PM PDT · by Maceman · 37 replies
    What are your views on PC-Matic? Is it something that you use or would use on your computer? I'll really appreciate some advice (other than "Get a Mac"). Thanks.
  • [Vanity] Is there a list of sites whose material may not be posted on FR?

    03/11/2015 7:10:29 AM PDT · by Maceman · 52 replies
    Yesterday I tried to post an article from Media Matters regarding the "Bush White House email controversy," which is an issue being raised now by Hillary supporters to counter the allegations around her email account. After I went through the whole procedure to set up the post, I finally got a message saying that Media Matters is not welcome on FR. I was disappointed, because I think that we all need to know what the Hillary supporters are saying in her defense, and certainly need to be able to counter their arguments when confronted with them. So today I looked...
  • EPA Chief Calls Climate Change a ‘Science Fact,’ Can’t Verify Predictions Are Accurate

    03/05/2015 11:28:55 AM PST · by Maceman · 50 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 5, 2015 | Monica Sanchez
    During an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, head of the Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy defended the EPA's request for an $8.6 billion discretionary budget (a 6 percent increase) for fiscal year 2016, arguing that climate change is a "real" threat and “a science fact,” “not a religion” or "belief system." “Climate change is real. It is happening. It is a threat," McCarthy said. "Climate change is not a religion. It is not a belief system. It’s a science fact.” When questioned by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) regarding the EPA’s predictions on global warming, however, McCarthy was unable to...
  • Kareem the Dream? WashPost Lauds NBA Legend's 'Vital, Dynamic' Liberal Voice on Race and Islam

    03/02/2015 7:44:41 AM PST · by Maceman · 27 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 1, 2015 | Time Graham
    274 shares The Sunday Washington Post boosted NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a writer for Time magazine and a “new kind of public intellectual.” So what’s a little funny by the time you read through this puff piece is this: Where are the actual quotes from his political and religious commentary? There aren’t any. Post reporter Geoff Edgers wrote under the headline “Showtime for a mover and a Laker.” One reason they're so positive? Abdul-Jabbar is arguing that you can't blame Islam for radical Islamist terrorism, that ISIS is to Muslims what the KKK is to Christians. See more at:http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2015/03/01/kareem-vs-islamophobes?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=marketing&utm_term=facebook&utm_content=facebook&utm_campaign=kareem-wapo#sthash.9GSZ5GgK.dpuf...
  • Germans balk at new ‘Soviet snitch’ Barbie [with video]

    02/27/2015 6:57:21 AM PST · by Maceman · 20 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2-24-15 | Unknown
    Toy maker Mattel has unveiled a new Barbie that talks and remembers kids’ unique preferences. "Hello Barbie" is being marketed as a cutting-edge toy that builds relationships, but one German magazine says she is more like a Soviet-era informant. The latest incarnation of Mattel’s flagship doll was curtly re-baptised “Barbie IM” by German weekly Stern. The initials stand for “Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter”, informants who worked for East Germany’s infamous secret police, the Stasi, during the Cold War. The toy and game manufacturer highlights Hello Barbie’s voice recognition and wifi capabilities, which allow the company to store information and use it to...
  • Die Winter ... Die!!

    02/25/2015 5:24:43 AM PST · by Maceman · 68 replies
  • Vanity: If male & female restrooms are bad, shouldn't there only be ONE best actor/actress Oscar

    02/23/2015 6:28:56 AM PST · by Maceman · 28 replies
    Just wondering, because there are no more PC-compliant creatures than Hollywood leftists. Modern PC culture dictates that only bigots and homophobes (and lezzophobes?) support the idea of male-only and female-only public rest rooms. So how come Hollywood is allowed to have "Best Actor" and "Best Actress" Oscar categories? And "Best Supporting Actor" and "Best Supporting Actress"? In the interest of fairness and social justice, shouldn't there be only one "Best Performer" Oscar? Or even fairer, shouldn't there be 58 different best performer awards (or 116 if you include the "supporting" categories)? Shouldn't there be a "Best Supporting Gender Non-conforming" category,...
  • VANITY: It's official! I'm no longer a Republican!!

    02/21/2015 7:49:35 AM PST · by Maceman · 56 replies
    Not that it matters, since I'm in Massachusetts so my votes never count anyway. Still, I can vote in a Republican primary if I want to. From now on, the Republicans are going to have to earn my vote. Otherwise, they can pound sand. Free at last, free at last, thank God All Mighty, I'm free at last! Anyway, thought I'd share.
  • It Doesn’t Matter One Bit What Obama Thinks ‘True Islam’ Is

    02/21/2015 5:11:13 AM PST · by Maceman · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    There may well be a civil war going on within Islam, but it will be Muslims, not American politicians, who settle it. In Egypt, the president is Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a pious Muslim. Having grown up in the world’s center of sharia scholarship and closely studied the subject, he has courageously proclaimed that Islam desperately needs a “religious revolution.” In the United States, the president is Barack Obama, a non-Muslim. His childhood experience of Islam, which ended when he was just ten, occurred in Indonesia — the world’s most populous Muslim country, but a non-Arabic one where the teaching and...
  • ObamaCare fans: SCOTUS case 'unraveling'

    02/13/2015 7:27:35 AM PST · by Maceman · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 13. 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Supporters of ObamaCare think they’ve found a fatal flaw in the GOP-led legal challenge to the healthcare law at the Supreme Court. Legal experts in favor of the Affordable Care Act say new information unearthed about the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell could derail the case before the justices have a chance to rule. “The case made by the [Affordable Care Act]’s opponents is unraveling around them,” Brianne Good and Joey Meyer, legal experts from the progressive group Constitutional Accountability Center, wrote in a blog this week. The standing of the four plaintiffs in the case has come under intense...
  • Mark Levin: I’m not ready to salute Scott Walker on immigration [audio]

    02/03/2015 6:32:45 AM PST · by Maceman · 100 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | Mark Levin
    Audio at link/
  • [VIDEO:] This is how a living, beating heart is grown from stem cells [non-fetal].

    02/03/2015 6:21:09 AM PST · by Maceman · 1 replies
    See video here.
  • Liberty Square housing project to be razed, redeveloped [Miami]

    01/31/2015 6:11:03 AM PST · by Maceman · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | January 30, 2015 | David Smiley and Charles Rabin
    Liberty Square, Miami’s oldest and most notorious public housing project, may be coming down. Plans are under way to raze the rows and rows of drab one- and two-story buildings from the New Deal era and rebuild the crime-plagued community in the core of Liberty City. The administration of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is cobbling together $74 million in public funds and pushing to break ground next year on what is expected to be a potentially $200 million public-private partnership.
  • Eric Cantor lands at Harvard

    01/29/2015 9:28:23 AM PST · by Maceman · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, unceremoniously dumped in his 2014 GOP primary by Tea Party favorite Dave Brat, has won a gig at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Cantor will join two others who fell short of election in 2014, former Democratic North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost her bid for governor, as Institute fellows.
  • [March 25, 2013] Bobby Jindal’s Voucher Schools Teach That Slavery Was Good, and The KKK Are Grea

    01/28/2015 4:43:02 PM PST · by Maceman · 55 replies
    Politicus USA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | March, 25th, 2013 | Jason Easley
    Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher schools are teaching Louisiana kids that most slave owners were kind to their slaves, and that the KKK are civic reformers. Bobby Jindal’s usage of Louisiana as a prop for his 2016 presidential campaign is doing a lot more damage to the state than the rest of the country can ever possibly imagine. However, Jindal’s isn’t just wrecking the state for today. His “school choice” plan is being used by the far right to teach rewritten history and whitewashed racism to the state’s children. Jindal’s voucher schools will be free to teach lessons like slave owners...
  • Need Help finding an article: Inventions by White Men

    01/24/2015 11:10:28 AM PST · by Maceman · 72 replies
    A while back (I think within the past three months) there was a very interesting article posted here about inventions by white men. I have not had any luck finding it through FR search. Does anyone remember it? Does anyone have it? Can anyone post a link to it? Thanks.
  • Romney and Jeb Bush to Meet in Utah

    01/22/2015 6:14:09 AM PST · by Maceman · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Jonathan Martin
    WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are scheduled to meet privately this week in Utah, raising the possibility that the two former governors will find a way to avoid competing presidential campaigns that would split the Republican establishment next year, two prominent party members said Wednesday night. The meeting was planned before Mr. Romney’s surprise announcement two weeks ago to donors in New York that he was considering a third run for the White House. Mr. Bush proposed the meeting, according to one of the party members familiar with the planning, who did not want to be quoted by...
  • A Mitt Romney-Jeb Bush Brawl Will Divide The GOP Establishment And Help The Tea Party

    01/19/2015 5:06:02 PM PST · by Maceman · 41 replies
    Mitt Romney, not one to quit while he’s ahead, took polls placing him at the front of the GOP presidential pack at face value and decided to run for president again. Departing from his repeated denials of interest in seeking the office for a third time, Romney informed a “senior Republican” that he “almost certainly will” run, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Last Friday, he told a group of important GOP donors in no uncertain terms: “I want to be president,” signaling that they should get ready to open their wallets. Reaction within the GOP has been far from...
  • MSNBC Calls John Boehner 'One of the Most Conservative Members of the Last 20 Years'

    01/09/2015 6:59:30 AM PST · by Maceman · 32 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | January 8, 2015 | Randy Hall
    During John Boehner's weekly press conference on Thursday, MSNBC's Luke Russert took advantage of the recent raucous speaker election to praise the Ohio Republican as “one of the most conservative members” of the House of Representatives “during the last 20 years.” “I tell you what pains me the most is when they describe me as ‘the establishment,'” the newly re-elected speaker stated. “Now, I’m the most anti-establishment speaker we have ever had.” Boehner then went on to list what he considered his conservative credentials:
  • Youngest Woman Elected to Congress Seeks Middle Ground

    01/03/2015 8:43:55 AM PST · by Maceman · 71 replies
    WSJ via Google ^ | January 2, 2015 | Mara Gay
    WATERTOWN, N.Y.— Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has never held elected office, but her résumé looks more like that of a Beltway insider than a political newcomer. By the time she won her seat representing a swath of upstate New York in the November election, she had served as a domestic policy aide for former President George W. Bush , a policy director for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ’s 2012 presidential campaign and head of debate preparation for vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan .
  • Warning: A Vote for Jeb (or Christie or Romney or Rubio, etc.) is a vote for Hillary

    01/02/2015 7:30:06 AM PST · by Maceman · 77 replies
    Maceman
    OK. So all the "pragmatic" conservatives who bit the bullet and voted for RINOs once again in November 2014 got their reward with the Republican votes for Obama and his trillion-dollar budget increase for 2015 in the lame duck session. These are the same people who scolded us about risking another 2 years of Harry Reid and a return of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker if we stayed home on election day. Well, I think reality is that anyone who votes for a RINO in the 2016 primaries, or in the general election, is voting for Hillary (or Warren or whomever...
  • Daily Kos: Reagan ‘Convinced Americans That Democratic Government Was Un-American’

    12/26/2014 8:25:29 AM PST · by Maceman · 63 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 21, 2014 | Tom Johnson
    In the 1960s and ‘70s, it was fairly common for leftists to describe the U.S. as not just misguided or flawed, but sick. On Sunday, Daily Kos’s Mark Sumner trotted out that metaphor when he asserted that President Reagan “introduced [an] infection” to this country, one which caused Americans to believe that “to save our nation, we have to treat our government like a threat.” Since the Reagan years, Sumner claimed, “conservatism has been more than just an argument about tax rates and regulat[ions]. It's become an open and honest war on the whole idea of governing. By opening a...
  • Tea partier braces for primary challenge from the establishment

    12/22/2014 5:31:57 AM PST · by Maceman · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/22/14 | Manu Raju
    Tea party favorite Mike Lee roiled the GOP establishment four years ago when he knocked off a sitting senator on his way to the Republican Senate nomination in Utah. Now, the establishment might strike back. As the 43-year-old Lee plots his 2016 reelection bid, he is courting business leaders under the radar, hoping to head off a primary challenge backed by business leaders and other establishment figures in his home state, like billionaire Jon Huntsman Sr., an influential bank CEO and a former Utah GOP party chairman. Some powerful establishment Republicans in Utah are tired of Lee’s hard-line positions. He...
  • Report: Jeb Bush Asks McCain For Advice On Not Pandering To Conservatives

    12/12/2014 2:47:30 PM PST · by Maceman · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2014 | Alex Pappas
    Jeb Bush has quietly consulted former Republican presidential nominee John McCain about how to run for president without pandering to conservatives in a GOP primary, according to a new report. The New York Times, in a story published Friday, examines the former Florida governor’s thinking on a possible campaign. The story notes that Bush seems to be leaning towards running, but has no desire to change some of his political positions to win over the party’s base. When former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida quietly visited Senator John McCain in his Capitol Hill office this fall, discussion turned to a...
  • Budget Bill Passes the House!

    12/11/2014 7:06:03 PM PST · by Maceman · 59 replies
    The REPUBLICANS rescued it. Boehner and his crew, and those that voted for it, can go straight to Hell as far as I'm concerned.
  • John Boehner gears up to shut GOP immigration dissenters down

    12/01/2014 9:21:35 AM PST · by Maceman · 93 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    House Speaker John Boehner has joined forces with key Republican leaders to shut down any GOP members who might want to strong-arm President Obama over immigration. Some in Congress on the Republican side would rather see a government shutdown than a White House with carte blanche to enact significant amnesty provisions via executive order, the New York Times reported. But Mr. Boehner said any strategy to defund the president’s plans for immigration and amnesty isn’t the way to go, and would surely result in shutdown, the Times reported.
  • Man Arrested in Bizarre Naked Rampage at Boston Airport

    11/22/2014 8:03:48 PM PST · by Maceman · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 11-22-14 | Tom Winter
    Authorities in Boston arrested a man who allegedly stripped naked inside a women's restroom at Logan International Airport, climbed into a drop ceiling, crashed through and then attacked an 84-year-old man, state police said. A motive for the bizarre rampage, which played out at 11:58 a.m. Saturday at Logan’s Terminal C, is unknown. Cameron Shenk, 26, was arrested on several charges, including attempted murder, mayhem, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault on a police officer, and committing a lewd and lascivious act. The 84-year-old victim was hurt but his injuries are not life threatening, police said. A...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Says Illegal Immigrants Threaten Blue-Collar Americans

    11/18/2014 10:17:29 AM PST · by Maceman · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 18, 2014 | Monica Sanchez
    In his 2006 autobiography entitled “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream,” then-Senator Barack Obama argues that an influx of illegal immigrants into the United States “threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and puts strains on an already overburdened safety net.” “There’s no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our southern border. The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century. “If this huge influx of largely...
  • Key GOP Senator Says He Thinks Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Will Be Confirmed

    11/13/2014 3:05:07 PM PST · by Maceman · 42 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said Thursday he believes U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch will get approved by the Senate to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, but that the confirmation process should wait until after the new Senate has taken office in January. “Looking at it, I have to say, she looks like she will be a good person,” said Hatch on the Steve Malzberg Show. “But I think the newly-elected senators on both sides should have the privilege of voting for or against her — and I think most of them will probably vote for her. And it ought to...
  • Dr. Carson's announcement flushes out the racist Uncle Toms on the left

    11/07/2014 1:34:24 PM PST · by Maceman · 48 replies
    For those who haven't heard, today Ben Carson announced that he's officially running for president. I was over at DU, and happened to see their thread on the subject. I was so appalled, I just had to post a link to it here. So here's what Carson will be up against from the left if he should happen to win the primary (personally, though, I'm a Ted Cruz guy). Ben Carson, the latest Republican black toy I find it really interesting that the left is actually questioning Carson's obvious intelligence. As far as I can tell, virtually all conservative black...
  • The GOP Just Won Control of the Senate. Here's Why It Won’t Last Long

    11/05/2014 4:06:22 PM PST · by Maceman · 74 replies
    policy.mic ^ | 11-4-2014 | Zeeshan Aleem
    At long last, the Republican Party has wrested control of the Senate from the Democrats. The GOP's victory was decisive, with wins in the key races that were needed to capture a majority in the upper chamber. The alarmist cable news punditocracy (incidentally, a class of powerful people who never face accountability for its actions) has already begun to fulfill its "this changes everything" attitude toward anything that happens anywhere and has begun reading a dramatic eulogy for Obama. But the advantages reaped by the GOP's victory may be short-lived. While the Republicans' performance Tuesday gives the impression of new...
  • [Vanity]: I must say I'm enjoying all the angst and despair in Dummieland tonite

    11/04/2014 8:06:44 PM PST · by Maceman · 45 replies
    Check it out.
  • Election Day: Could It Be A Sweep? Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    11/04/2014 9:51:56 AM PST · by Maceman · 38 replies
    Dickmorris.com ^ | November 4, 2014 | Dick Morris
    A very cautious Dick Morris weighs in on today's likely election results.
  • CAL THOMAS: Jeb Bush and taxes: read my lips, part II

    10/30/2014 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Maceman · 10 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | October 29, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL.) is thinking seriously about running for president in 2016, according to his son, George P. Bush. According to Commentary magazine, Jeb Bush had an impressive record as governor, including tax reductions totaling $20 billion. Given that performance, why is Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, upset? Politico, and many others, assert it’s because of an answer Bush gave in 2012 to a hypothetical question posed by a member of the House Budget Committee, which resurfaced now as he contemplates running for president. Bush was asked if he could accept tax increases of $1 dollar...
  • Isn't concealed carry a critical weapon in the fight against domestic ISIS attacks?

    10/24/2014 6:52:26 AM PDT · by Maceman · 53 replies
    It seems to me that concealed carry is one of the most critical ways of protecting lives given the new "normal" of "lone wolf" Islamist terrorist attacks. I wonder that I haven't heard the NRA and concealed carry groups start to argue that point. Why aren't they pushing for the "homeland security" that would be greatly enhanced by average citizens keeping watchful eyes and carrying concealed weapons, almost as a civic responsibility?
  • Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home

    10/20/2014 7:18:24 AM PDT · by Maceman · 50 replies
    KTLA Morning News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive (map) at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The county Fire Department’s urban search and rescue team was called to the scene. Photos posted on Twitter by the department showed firefighters on the roof of the house as they worked to reach the woman, who was conscious during the rescue. The flue was lubricated with dish soap before she was...
  • Storyful -- Feel-good moment of the day [Video]

    10/14/2014 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Maceman · 12 replies
    Storyful (Public Facebook Page) ^ | July 28, 2014 | Storyful
    You'd have to have a heart of stone not to say "awwww" (at least internally) to this short video
  • New York Times Offers Pricey Reporter-Guided Tour of 'Once-Forbidden' Iran'Accomplishments'

    10/13/2014 10:25:34 AM PDT · by Maceman · 5 replies
    MRC Newsbusters | October 13, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Full Title: New York Times Offers Pricey Reporter-Guided Tour of 'Once-Forbidden' Iran, Review of Ayatollah's 'Accomplishments' Ira Stoll at Smartertimes.com reports that “For the price of $6,995, the New York Times is offering 13-day tours of Iran guided by Times journalist Elaine Sciolino.” It’s a pretty hard sell, but the Times website tries to sell Tehran as a party town with “joie de vivre.” Tehran is an interesting fusion of old meeting new; conservative elders uphold the traditions of the illustrious Persian past while the young and fashionable adopt a new trendy joie de vivre. The city itself may be...
  • ABC Cheers Dem. Julian Castro: ‘What’s Next For The Rising Star?’

    10/12/2014 2:26:59 PM PDT · by Maceman · 26 replies
    MRC NEwsbuster ^ | October 12, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s Jim Avila gave Democrat Julian Castro, newly appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, nearly 5 minutes of promotional airtime to play up his political ambitions. The ABC reporter began the Castro advertisement by declaring “he's just 77 days into his new job, but ever since his swearing in, so many Democrats have skipped ahead trying to figure out what's next for the rising star? Could he be on a presidential ticket in 2016?”
  • [Vanity]: Does this mean anything: "Bsr et bn n8"

    10/11/2014 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Maceman · 80 replies
    Someone posted this cryptic statement -- "Bsr et bn n8" -- on a memorial website to my late beloved girlfriend. I put it through Google translate, which recognized it as French, and translated one of the "words" as "prayer." I'm wondering if this is a standard statement of mourning in French, or some other language. Has anyone seen this before? Any idea what it means?