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  • Looking to beat Feinstein's ban -- AR-15 Recommendations? (Vanity)

    12/18/2012 11:34:01 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 55 replies
    FR ^ | 12/18/2012 | SnakeDoctor
    Since I've been hearing rumblings about Feinstein reviving her dumbassed assault weapons ban, and I have limited confidence in the spine of the GOP Congress -- I'm in the market for an AR-15. My wife was going to get me a crossbow or 30-06 sniper rifle for my 10th wedding anniversary this month (she's definitely a keeper) ... but neither of those are likely to be banned, so I'll move the AR up the list. I looked at a local tactical firearms dealer yesterday evening. They had a DPMS/Panther Arms military-spec AR-15 with a rail system in 5.56 for a...
  • Anne Hathaway will don the catsuit for 'The Dark Knight Rises' (Tom Hardy as Bane)

    01/19/2011 11:15:12 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/19/2011
    Every key move of Christopher Nolan's newest Batman project has stirred speculation and scrutiny. So Comic Riffs eagerly awaits "fanboy" reaction to this fresh news: Anne Hathaway has now been cast as Selina Kyle -- Catwoman's alter ego -- for Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros. Pictures has just announced today. . "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story," Nolan said in a statement. The studio also announced that Tom Hardy has been cast to play Bane. Said Nolan: "I...
  • Real-Life Superhero Walks Streets, Fighting Crime (

    01/05/2011 11:08:26 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 9 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 1/4/2010 | KIRO TV
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A local man said he came within seconds of having his car broken into, and perhaps stolen, until a real-life “superhero" came to his aid, wearing tights, a mask and a skin-tight super suit. The encounter started in Lynnwood Sunday evening when a man, who asked to be identified only as Dan, was walking back to his car in a parking lot when he saw a man with a metal strip trying to pry open his car. “He started sticking it down between the window and the rubber strip,” said Dan. Dan began to call 911, but...
  • Kobe Bryant's wrong 'Duty' message (upset about Bryant with a weapon in Call of Duty Commercial)

    11/18/2010 2:13:59 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/16/2010 | Tim Keown
    [...] And then last week, he went home and was watching a game when a new commercial for "Call of Duty: Black Ops" came on his television. Seen through Walker's eyes, the content was bad enough. A woman in high heels, a hotel concierge, a guy in a fast-food worker's outfit -- they're all shooting automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in an urban warfare setting. He was already disgusted, but about halfway through the spot, Walker did a double take: Wait! Wasn't that Kobe Bryant? Seriously, is that really Kobe Bryant carrying an assault weapon with the word "MAMBA" on...
  • Cuba denounces 'virtual' Castro (assassination) plot in new game (Call of Duty: Black Ops)

    11/10/2010 2:40:58 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 16 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/10/2010 | Paul Haven
    HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba harshly criticized a new video game in which U.S. special operations soldiers try to kill a young Fidel Castro, saying Wednesday that the violent role-playing glorifies assassination and will turn American children into sociopaths. The island's state-run media also took a dig at the CIA's real-life efforts to do in the island's revolutionary leader, who has survived dozens, perhaps hundreds of attempts on his life. "What the United States couldn't accomplish in more than 50 years, they are now trying to do virtually," said an article posted on Cubadebate, a state-run news website.
  • A Pastoral Response to Anne Rice quitting Christianity (Mark Driscoll)

    08/17/2010 2:20:02 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/11/2010 | Mark Driscoll
    Anne Rice is in a season that many, if not all, Christians experience: the great joy of coming to personally embrace the love, forgiveness, and new life that Jesus offers is then followed by the troubles and trials of learning the teachings of the Bible and living with fellow Christians. Truthfully, both are difficult. Every Christian struggles, to varying degrees, with different parts of the Bible because they call us to repent of beliefs we formerly held and ways in which we formerly behaved. Anne Rice struggles with the Bible's opposition to homosexuality and its teachings on gender roles. She...
  • Five ridiculous gun myths everyone believes (because of Movies)

    06/15/2010 2:22:47 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 111 replies · 2,705+ views
    Cracked ^ | 06/15/2010 | Robert Evans
    Even in gun-crazy America, most of us aren't shooting things as part of our day-to-day routine. So most Americans actually know very little about guns. Hollywood writers realized this a long time ago and, being writers, used it as an excuse to never do any fact-checking ever again. #5.Silencers Turn Gunfire Into a Gentle Whisper [...] The Myth: Cautious spies and assassins know that if you're going to take out a bad guy in an office or a library, be sure to use a silencer. It turns the concussive "bang" into a neutered "ptew." [...] The Problem: Exploding gunpowder is...
  • The A-Team is a Plan the Definitely Comes Together

    06/14/2010 3:19:14 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 28 replies · 576+ views
    First Showing ^ | June 14, 2010 | Jeremy Kirk
    The plan: Take a popular '80s television series and translate it to the big screen for a modern audience. Amp up the explosions. Kick up the comedy elements. Make it a solidly entertaining film for the summer movie masses. Get some kind of a wrestler/MMA star to fill Mr. T's shoes. I, for one, love it when a plan comes together, and The A-Team, the latest film from Joe Carnahan, executes the aforementioned plan to a T. Wildly entertaining and packed with as much charm as it is bang, the film hits on all cylinders, even if a little forgiveness...
  • '24' star Kiefer Sutherland reflects [...] (Interesting quote on Islamic terrorism)

    05/24/2010 11:26:47 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 38 replies · 1,654+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 5/24/2010 | Lynette Rice
    [...] What about the show’s past depiction of Muslims? In the second season, we worked with the Muslim community, and I know we did a PSA. But, if you want to just take a look at 9/11, they were Muslims. Deal with it. It’s a fact, and Muslim extremists exist, and we have also done Christian right extremists, and we have also done political, Eastern block terrorists, and those who had financial and religious motives — all kinds. We weren’t going to pretend that the 22 hijackers in 9/11 weren’t Muslim. By the same token, I do believe you have...
  • Knight XV -- The Luxury SUV of the Apocalypse

    05/23/2010 9:51:36 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 18 replies · 801+ views
    Geekologie ^ | May 22, 2010 | Geekologie
    Looking for a ridiculously expensive SUV to plow through crowds of the undead when the zombie apocalypse begins? Then look no further than Conquest Vehicles' Knight XV. It's bulletproof and you can get it with a minibar option. Um, yes please! Conquest Vehicle Inc's flagship vehicle, the KNIGHT XV defines the future of the ultra-luxurious, handcrafted fully armoured SUV. This one-of-a-kind, V10, 6.8-litre, Bio-fuel powered SUV was inspired by military vehicle designs and features security appointments that are unrivaled in today's SUV marketplace. The KNIGHT XV(TM) is priced at $295,000 USD. Only 100 will be made available as a limited...
  • Katee Sackhoff on 24 and the nlikely thrill of being waterboarded [Spoiler warning]

    05/05/2010 3:06:59 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 22 replies · 1,383+ views
    Movieline ^ | May 3, 2010 | Kyle Buchanan
    [...] Your character got waterboarded in last week’s episode. What was your reaction when you got that script? Well, when I first read it, I thought, “It’s about time they do something to this poor girl.” [Laughs] I was excited to do it because I’ve never been waterboarded, and I thought it would really be kind of fun. We tried to do it with a tube in my mouth, which just made it completely difficult, so I was like, “You guys are just gonna have to waterboard me.” They were like, “Are you sure you’re OK?” and I was like,...
  • Handgun opinions (vanity)

    04/26/2010 7:56:18 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 303 replies · 3,257+ views
    4/26/2010 | SnakeDoctor
    Although I own a couple of guns, they are mostly heirlooms or antiques, and don't get much use. I am in the market for a good all-purpose defensive handgun -- for home defense, target practice, concealed carry, and general training. I don't have a CHL at this point, but want to begin training to get one. I have had several models recommended to me -- HK USP Compact (45 or 9mm), Kimber 1911, Walther P99, Sig Sauer P229, Glock 19. I went out shopping a bit this weekend at a local dealer. I was inclined to go with the Barrett...
  • Stuff Christian Culture Likes #148 Jack Bauer (Bauer School of Pragmatic Evangelism)

    04/22/2010 2:25:14 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 3 replies · 341+ views
    BeliefNet ^ | 4/22/2010 | Stephanie Drury
    "Stuff Christian Culture Likes" #148 -- Jack Bauer. Men in Christian culture have giant man-crushes on Jack Bauer. He is the prototype of Christian culture's ideal male, save for the profession of faith. He's macho, tenacious and tech-savvy (all qualities that Christian culture holds dear) and he's working his ass off under an apocalyptic deadline, which Christians can relate to. They even find themselves praying for Jack Bauer during the show and then laughingly confess to this when discussing last week's episode of 24 at Bible study.
  • 'Burn Notice' Picked Up for a Fifth and Sixth Season

    04/19/2010 10:08:56 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 21 replies · 552+ views
    MovieWeb ^ | 4/16/2010 | Unknown
    The USA Network has made plans to burn up the cable ratings for two more seasons. Variety is reporting that the USA Network has handed out fifth and sixth season orders for the hit series Burn Notice, two months before Season 4 is set to air. The show of confidence in this isn't entirely surprising, since it's the highest-rated show on basic cable, averaging 7.1 million viewers for Season 3, with 6.1 million viewers tuning in for the season finale. Having the show noticed on a late-night comedy series also helped. "Once Saturday Night Live makes fun of you, how...
  • Variety: Clock winds down for '24' (24 likely cancelled after Season 8)

    03/10/2010 10:29:59 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 48 replies · 1,306+ views
    Variety ^ | 3/10/2010 | Michael Schneider
    "24's" time is almost up. 20th Century Fox TV and Fox appear ready to end the long-running hit after this season, the show's eighth. Studio and network execs declined comment -- but it's believed that the final decision will be made in the next day or two. Move is not a huge surprise, but still reps the end of an era for Fox. "24" helped usher in Fox's ratings surge in the 2000s, as the franchise -- along with "American Idol" and "House," among other series -- led the network to the No. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo....
  • Sometimes Little-Known Candidates Are Little-Known For a Reason (NRO on Medina)

    02/11/2010 10:53:13 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 22 replies · 548+ views
    NRO ^ | 02/11/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    On Friday, I summarized the state of the GOP gubernatorial primary in Texas, and wrote, "there’s a third candidate on the Republican side, Debra Medina, former Wharton County Republican party chair. She’s emphasizing that she’s not a politician, not rich, and that the state needs a governor who will ensure “the average Texan is represented.” There hasn’t been a ton of polling of this race, but in the polls that have been conducted, Perry leads fairly comfortably, but not by enough so that we could say he’s got this race in the bag. Intriguingly, in a race with two of...
  • '24' Headed to the Big Screen

    02/09/2010 11:24:11 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 41 replies · 802+ views
    Variety ^ | February 8, 2010 | Michael Schneider/ Pamela McClintock
    Twentieth Century Fox's film and TV studios are conspiring to finally bring hit television series "24" to the bigscreen. The film side has hired scribe Billy Ray ("State of Play," "Flightplan") to pen the script for the feature version. Ray's pitch, which takes Jack Bauer to Europe, was a hit with Fox execs and producers of the high-concept television series. Ray also wrote and directed "Breach" and "Shattered Glass." Script is said to have come through "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, who's also an exec producer on the series -- and is said to be eager to turn the long-running TV...
  • Mark Driscoll changes the climate on Christian sex

    01/26/2010 2:03:24 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 25 replies · 644+ views
    Christian Today (AU) ^ | 1/20/2010 | Mark Tronson
    One the of leading three evangelical prophets of America who has recently visited Australia, Mark Driscoll, preaching pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, openly declares that the subject of delightful 'Christian sex' is a proper topic for discussion. Lillian Kwon writing for the ‘Christian Post’, and reprinted in ‘Christian Today Australia’, explored Mark Driscoll's credentials and his topic saying that The Song of Songs is said to be the most erotic and exciting book in Scripture. Driscoll says that it literally describes an intimate relationship between a husband and a wife. "At Mars Hill Church, we believe that 'all...
  • Houston Megachurch Pastor Laments 'A Broken Washington'

    01/26/2010 9:38:58 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 40 replies · 667+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | January 19, 2010 | Audrey Barrick
    "My thesis is very simple: Uncle Sam is broke and he is broken," said the senior pastor of one of the largest churches in the country. Dr. Ed Young of Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, brought politics to the pulpit this past weekend as he preached on what he calls "a broken Washington." "Far too long we have been in a valley, a deep, dark valley that's been brought on by the indifference and lethargy of the people and by those who are willing to exploit us on so many levels at the highest realm of government – city,...
  • 5 reasons why Jack Bauer would/ wouldn't make a great husband

    01/20/2010 9:56:50 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 13 replies · 757+ views ^ | 01/18/2010 | Tom Miller
    Jeez Louise. We're less than a month into 2010 and Jack Bauer has already been dragged back into the CTU fold, escaped torture, saved the life of a foreign head-of-state and uncovered a mole. If they keep up this pace for the next 20 hours, I'll be exhausted just watching 24. In a predictable meme, the Jack Bauer joke has surpassed the Chuck Norris jab in terms of hilariousness and poignancy. Example: Jack Bauer found out that Keifer Sutherland was playing him and immediately shot Sutherland because nobody plays Jack Bauer. Delightful, right? At any rate, Jack Bauer is an...
  • Dockers' "Man-ifesto" [Dockers' awesome ad campaign]

    01/15/2010 9:58:57 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 49 replies · 2,452+ views
    Dockers Website ^ | Unknown | Dockers Ad Campaign
    Check out the new ad campaign for Docker's khakis. Picture below.
  • Healing a Broken America (Video) (Pastor Ed Young, Second Baptist Church, Houston)

    01/12/2010 11:09:47 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 12 replies · 631+ views
    Second Baptist Church ^ | 1/10/2009 | Dr. Ed Young
    Video. Dr. Ed Young, of Second Baptist Church (a Houston megachurch) delivered his first sermon in a series titled "Healing Broken America". This sermon dealt primarily with what a broken Washington and broken Wall Street can learn from the story of the Prodigal Son.
  • What Can Manly Men Expect of Women?

    12/22/2009 9:14:21 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 31 replies · 1,668+ views
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 12/20/2009 | Brett McCay
    Awhile back, Leo posted these delightfully nostalgic and funny “Marital Rating Scales” from 1939 in the Community: [See linked article] After having a good laugh, what Kate and I both noticed after reading through these charts was that while we could imagine a modern day woman expecting her husband to live up to most of the standards on the Husband’s Chart, if a man expected a woman to adhere to the Wife’s Chart, he’d probably be met with the look of death. Now obviously some of the expectations on both charts are just silly, and part of the reason that...
  • Lead Us Not Into Debt [Dave Ramsey]

    12/16/2009 11:10:03 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 5 replies · 534+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | December 2009 | Megan McArdle
    [...] Most things sound a lot crazier from the outside, and so once I’d decided to write about the friendly, slightly bombastic man on the television screen, I thought I should try his program, as outlined in his book The Total Money Makeover. At the beginning of August, I had dutifully sat down with Peter, my fiancé, to draft a budget. Once we’d given every dollar a name (as the book puts it), I drove to the bank and withdrew 1,800 of them. Huddled over the wheel to hide this stupendous wad of cash from prying eyes, I doled out...
  • Stealth Dodge Challenger built by Air Force(Project "Supercar")

    06/08/2009 4:29:37 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 15 replies · 1,667+ views
    Geekologie ^ | 06/08/2009 | Geekologie
    Want to join the Air Force? Look at the picture above. How about now? Still no? Well damn, the Air Force is gonna be pissed -- this was supposed to be a powerful recruitment tool. The Challenger Vapor features radar-absorbing stealth-black paint, not unlike what is used to mask stealth bombers. The Vapor is set to run almost silently, thanks to "stealth exhaust" - whatever that means. Reminds us of when KITT used to go "Silent Mode" on Knight Rider. You need biometric verification to enter the cockpit via gull wing doors. The driver can view night/thermal vision projections on...
  • Terrible Parking Job (Video)

    03/15/2009 1:29:01 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 21 replies · 1,131+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 03/15/2009 | Yahoo
    Video. You've never seen anyone try harder to squeeze a tiny car into a big parking spot. This lady is having a terribly difficult time trying to park this car ...
  • "The Vinebacker" -- Second Baptist Church Bible Study Outreach

    02/25/2009 6:09:07 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 1 replies · 208+ views
    Youtube ^ | 02/16/2009 | Second Baptist Church, Houston, TX
    Second Baptist Church in Houston had a Youtube contest for Bible Study Outreach. Funny stuff. "I've been calling people left and right, just nobody's showing up." "Yeah, I've got an idea. We need to think outside the box. I'm talking about intimidation. Instilling fear. People need to know that there are consequences for not coming to Bible study."
  • 24 finally crossed the ethical line for me

    02/24/2009 6:06:24 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 60 replies · 2,328+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 02/22/2009 | Vince Horiuchi
    For six seasons, I never minded that "24's" Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) completely demolished a person's civil rights, even if it meant torturing or killing a suspect. Whether it was decapitating a murder suspect to infiltrate a terrorist group (he used the head as proof he was worthy to join the group), or killing a fellow federal agent to keep his cover, I believed the anti-terrorist agent had to do the unthinkable to save America. Until now. For some reason, this new seventh season, which has only been moderately entertaining as it involves an African general terrorizing America, has bothered...
  • I've decided to be gracious in defeat (Vanity)

    11/05/2008 6:22:16 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 97 replies · 2,063+ views
    FR ^ | 11/05/2008 | Hemorrhage
    I have decided that I will do what my liberal counterparts could not in 2000 and 2004 -- I will be gracious in defeat. I will not fall prey to "Obama Derangement Syndrome" as the leftist blogosphere was infested with "Bush Derangement Syndrome". I will, against my better judgment, give President Obama the benefit of the doubt ... and let him succeed or fail based not on his past, but based on his actions over the next four years. I will put his past in the rearview mirror, put aside my justifiable skepticism, and hope that he will live up...
  • If McCain Wins ... what will happen to the Democratic Party?

    11/01/2008 9:00:21 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 69 replies · 1,245+ views
    Myself ^ | 11/01/2008 | Hemorrhage
    Regardless of whether McCain wins or loses, it is clear that the Republican Party has some rebuilding to do. We need to refocus and re-sell conservatism. We need to find our Goldwater and Reagan to reignite the movement, reinvigorate the party, and re-vindicate conservatism. But, I've been wondering what becomes of the Democratic Party if Barack Obama loses this election. They will have taken the most advantageous electoral situation imaginable -- and squandered it. I long for the days when the Democratic Party was a reasonable conservative alternative -- when I actually had a decision to make electorally. Ideally, the...
  • New Photos from Abrams' "Star Trek" Reboot

    10/16/2008 7:51:32 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 208 replies · 4,205+ views ^ | 10/15/2008 | Trekweb
    Interesting bit of light news in a heavy news cycle. The first images from J.J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Trek franchise have been released. Initial screenings of the movie have apparently been so positive that they've moved the release from Winter 2008 to Summer 2009. The first picture includes, from left to right, Chekov, Kirk, Scottie, McCoy, Sulu and Uhura.
  • Be honest: we all love the sexist alpha male

    09/30/2008 11:04:34 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 51 replies · 1,092+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 09/28/2008 | India Knight
    Many women will tell you that one of the most irritating things about life is that alpha males - great silverbacked gorilla types - strike us, maddeningly, as being rather more attractive than their kinder, gentler, more considerate dwarf-monkey counterparts. We know intellectually that it shouldn’t be so, since the gorillas are often sexist pigs (just to mix the animal metaphors); but when push comes to shove and we’re picking a boyfriend rather than a friend, few of us find beta males especially appealing.
  • Ask the Candidates a Question -- Submit Your Debate Questions by Today at 4pm ET

    09/29/2008 11:41:56 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 18 replies · 587+ views
    Walden University ^ | 09/29/2008 | Walden University
    Ask the Candidates a Question — Now extended until 4pm (ET) Today! Senators McCain and Obama have committed to answering the 14 questions young Americans choose as most important to them in The Walden University Presidential Youth Debate. Send your questions in below, and then choose the final questions on September 30th! Their video responses will air October 20th right here, not only giving young Americans the answers they need to vote for the future they want, but also giving Americans of all ages their last look at where the candidates stand on the same exact issues before the Election!
  • Conservative/ Reagan book recommendations? (Vanity)

    07/01/2008 9:13:57 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 18 replies · 142+ views
    None | Today | Hemorrhage
    Hey, I've been reading a few conservative books lately, including: - God and Man at Yale, William F. Buckley; - Save the Males, Kathleen Parker; - Feminists Say the Darndest Things, Mike Adams; - When Character Was King, Peggy Noonan; and, - America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. II, William Bennett. I was just wondering if anyone here has any particular recommendations? I can highly recommend all five of the above -- and particularly Bennett -- as a good read. Buckley can be a little dense to read at times, but he was always sharp. Mike Adams is pretty irreverent,...
  • Former Playboy/Penthouse Model retires, converts to Christianity (Erica Campbell)

    05/25/2008 8:26:11 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 50 replies · 30,798+ views ^ | May 14, 2008 | Erica Campbell
    I love you guys! The Only Way Out This message is to ALL of my friends and fans. I wasn't sure how exactly to start this...but I trusted that God would help me write this and maybe through me I could speak His word and make His will be done..... For a long time I have been very lost. So lost in myself and in the world that I didn't even REALIZE that I was lost. I have always thought of myself as a pretty good person. I love helping people, I love befriending people, I love animal rescue and...
  • Former Playboy/Penthouse Model retires; Converts to Christianity (Erica Campbell)

    05/25/2008 8:00:29 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 2 replies · 17+ views ^ | May 14, 2008 | Erica Campell
    I love you guys! The Only Way Out This message is to ALL of my friends and fans. I wasn't sure how exactly to start this...but I trusted that God would help me write this and maybe through me I could speak His word and make His will be done..... For a long time I have been very lost. So lost in myself and in the world that I didn't even REALIZE that I was lost. I have always thought of myself as a pretty good person. I love helping people, I love befriending people, I love animal rescue and...
  • Limbaugh: "It looks like we have a conservative in the race, folks [Fred Thompson]."

    01/11/2008 2:47:44 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 162 replies · 167+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 01/11/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Recaps the GOP Debate: Thompson Finally Comes Alive BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To the audio sound bites of the Republican debate. This is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We'll start with Huckabee. The Fox moderator, Carl Cameron, said, "Governor Huckabee, your advisor, Ed Rollins, recently said the Reagan coalition of economic, social, and national security conservatives is gone. You've been quoted as saying that you're not running for another Reagan term. Tell us, sir, what part of the coalition is gone and what has it been replaced by?" HUCKABEE: The Reagan coalition has certainly not seen those same middle-class, working-class...
  • Chris Pine CONFIRMED as Kirk in Star Trek XI (Meet the new Captain Kirk) ...

    10/16/2007 2:09:49 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 62 replies · 116+ views ^ | October 15, 2007 | Peter Sciretta
    Chris Pine CONFIRMED as Kirk in Star Trek Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2007 at 12:27 pm by: Peter Sciretta Chris Pine has dropped out of playing Junior Stemmons in Joe Carnahan’s White Jazz, which means he’s 100% confirmed to play Kirk in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. I know, I know, we already had a Carnahan story earlier today, but this is some breaking news as Pine was undecided when the news broke a couple days back that he was Abrams final choice for the role of Kirk.
  • Final frontier for [John] Cho, [Simon} Pegg (Sulu and Scotty re-cast for Star Trek XI)

    10/15/2007 11:04:34 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 9 replies · 124+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 12, 2007 | Borys Kilt
    John Cho and Simon Pegg have boarded the Starship Enterprise. Cho has been cast as Sulu, the Enterprise's helmsman, while Pegg has signed on to play Scotty, the ship's Scottish chief engineer, in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" feature for Paramount. The "Trek" casting deals appear to be closing at warp speed this week, with Eric Bana signing on Wednesday to play the movie's villain, Nero. Already on board are Zoe Saldana as Uhura and Anton Yelchin as a young Chekov, the Russian-born navigator, as well as Zachary Quinto as a young Spock. Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of Spock,...
  • Saldana cast in Abrams' 'Star Trek' (Spock, Uhura and Chekov cast for upcoming Star Trek IX)

    10/01/2007 1:23:47 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 105 replies · 370+ views
    Variety ^ | September 17, 2007 | Tatiania Siegel
    Saldana cast in Abrams' 'Star Trek' 'Avatar' actress to play Uhura By TATIANA SIEGEL Saldana Zoe Saldana has signed on to play Uhura in J.J. Abrams' big-screen adaptation of "Star Trek" for Paramount Pictures. In the original "Star Trek" TV series, Uhura - which means freedom in Swahili -- was a member of the bridge crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise who rose to the rank of commander. Nichelle Nichols played the Starfleet Academy alum in the series. Abrams is producing "Star Trek," which revolves around the crew's early days at Starfleet Academy, through his Paramount-based Bad Robot shingle. Alex Kurtzman...
  • Freep this Poll ... Manhattan Mini Storage pro-abortion billboard

    09/27/2007 4:00:26 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 8 replies · 189+ views
    Manhattan Mini Storage ^ | September 27, 2007 | Manhattan Mini Storage
    There's a poll on the righthand margin of this site about whether they should continue the tasteless "edgy" ads, or simply stick to the facts. This is a picture of the pro-abortion ad.
  • Armless artist head-butts man who later dies of heart attack

    09/20/2007 12:50:58 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 51 replies · 668+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2007
    SNELLVILLE, Ga. — A man died of a heart attack after being head-butted by an armless man during a fight over a woman, and no felony charges will be filed, authorities said today. Investigators said they made the determination after learning that Charles Keith Teer, 49, had heart problems long before the confrontation with William Russell Redfern, an artist who has won recognition for drawings he does with his feet. "The autopsy revealed he had serious heart disease and blockages and they'd been there for quite awhile," Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead said. He added, however, that misdemeanor charges such...
  • Crossposted from "An open letter to lurking Freeps/Republicans, and all at DU."

    09/13/2007 2:56:07 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 111 replies · 1,973+ views
    Democratic Underground | September 12, 2007 | Vektor ** This is a post I discovered over at DU, and I thought my fellow FreeRepublicans might want to give it a read. I hope the moderators will allow this to remain in the main forum. Since this is a post from DU directed specifically at Freepers, and not an attack post from DU - I hope JimRob will let it stand so that we conservatives may have the opportunity to respond. If this is not the case, I apologize for posting it, and would certianly not object to its removal. However, since DU material is not allowed to...
  • Bagwell's No. 5 lifted to the rafters (Astros retire Bagwell's jersey #5)

    08/27/2007 2:04:45 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 4 replies · 253+ views ^ | August 26, 2007 | Alyson Footer
    HOUSTON -- One of the most celebrated athletes in Houston sports history said one last goodbye to Astros fans on Sunday, as Jeff Bagwell's uniform No. 5 was retired during an elaborate pregame ceremony that featured touching speeches, video highlights and a special message from Bagwell's boyhood hero, Carl Yastrzemski. Bagwell hasn't played in nearly two years, and he's been honored time and time again since he made his retirement official last December. But Sunday carried a feeling of finality more than the other events, as it was his last time to say farewell to the fans, and vice versa....
  • Misogyny bares its teeth on the internet (Feminist blogs being hacked) ...

    08/21/2007 12:10:27 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 39 replies · 1,399+ views
    Brisbane Times ^ | August 21, 2007 | Anna Greer
    <p>Apparently the Brisbane Times and Sydney Morning Herald will not allow articles to be posted, due to copyright complaints ... so I've provided a link to the article.</p> <p>The gist of the article is that a few radical feminist blogs (such as the Womens Space and Gentle Sprit) have recently been attacked and shut down in severe denial of service attacks.</p>
  • E-mail from Fred Thompson ... campaign update (

    07/26/2007 2:17:49 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 64 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | Thursday, July 26, 2007 | Fred Thompson
    FR, The following is an e-mail that I recieved from the Thompson campaign titled "Where we are, and where we're going." Thought you might appreciate the update from inside the Thompson campaign ... ======================== In the past few months, I've traveled the country talking and listening to folks. I've been discussing where I see America going, about what we need to do to keep our nation secure, what we must do to keep this remarkable economy growing, and the challenges we must address together for the next generation of Americans. I believe the United States is at a crossroads, and...