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  • Homeland Security Chair: Up to 200 Americans Fighting for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    09/02/2014 9:00:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 9/2/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    House Homeland Security Committee chair Michael McCaul said this afternoon on CNN that 100-200 Americans are currently fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Said CNN host Wolf Blitzer, "The numbers we've heard, and you're the chairman of the committee so you probably have more precise numbers, maybe a dozen Americans have actually gone over to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. Is that right?" "No, that number is actually much larger than what you stated,
  • *Vanity* Advice needed-Looking for a good office chair

    03/20/2014 7:15:42 AM PDT · by The_Sword_of_Groo · 65 replies
    n/a | today | me
    Hello Freepers, I am looking to buy a new office chair and was looking for recommendations/suggestions, and endorsements. Advice about chairs to avoid is welcome too. I don't have any odd requirements to speak of. I just want a chair that swivels, rocks and has some height adjustment. I am about 6'3", and weigh 207 lbs so I'd probably want a "big/tall" version.Obviously I want comfort and good ergonomics. I posted this in the "computer" topic because I figured those of you computer guys/gals that spend copious amounts of time in front of a machine would have unique knowledge. Also,...
  • (Exempt) Mary Landrieu gets powerful Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair

    02/11/2014 4:02:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 2/11/14
    **SNIP** “I am excited and honored to lead this committee that is so critical to Louisiana and the nation’s economic vitality, job creation and energy security. I’m humbled to be a part of the long list of pro-energy senators from both parties who have led this committee with strength, vision and distinction, including one of Louisiana’s finest, J. Bennett Johnston “During the coming weeks and months, I will remain focused on moving an agenda forward that is inclusive, bipartisan and focused on the job creation that America needs and wants. Everything we do will be part of helping to build...
  • Dem Rep. Jumps Out of Chair, Explodes at GOP’ers During Obamacare Hearing

    10/29/2013 1:55:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/29/13 | http://www.mediaite.com/tv/dem-rep-jumps-out-of-chair-explodes-at-gopers-during-obamacare-hearing/
    Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) rose from his seat on Tuesday during a congressional hearing into the Affordable Care Act’s problematic roll-out. He accused his Republican colleagues in the House of dishonestly seeking to identify the problems with the ACA because they would prefer to see it repealed entirely. Pascrell began by insisting that, even though Democrats opposed Medicare Part D in the Bush Era, they worked to make sure that the program was a success. He became animated as he said that Democrats put aside their opposition to Bush in order to make a policy objective work for the good...
  • Janet Yellen to be named Fed chair on Wednesday: White House

    10/08/2013 5:20:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 10/8/13
    After months of speculation, it's official: Janet Yellen will be the next chair of the Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke, the White House said late Tuesday. President Obama will make the announcement on Wednesday at 3pm ET, the White House said. Both Janet Yellen and current Fed chair Ben Bernanke are expected to attend. That announcement will be right after the Fed releases the minutes from its last meeting, due out at 2pm ET.
  • Arab Breaks Chair on Elderly Jew's Head

    05/13/2013 5:12:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/13 | Gil Ronen
    Another day, another story of a brutal attack by Arabs against Jews. And as usual, most news outlets will not cover this news. A large-bodied Arab man attacked an elderly Jew in Jerusalem's Old City last Saturday. The victim's daughter, Tali Hoffman, told Arutz Sheva that her father was making his way to Shacharit prayers, as he does every Sabbath, from his home in the Muslim Quarter to the Kotel. When he arrived at HaGay Street, just a few dozen meters from the Kotel, the Arab man stepped out of a falafel shop and tried to knock him down by...
  • Obama says he's just a prop and creates a buzz (video)

    11/05/2012 4:55:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/05/12 | Marci Stone
    Obama says he's just a prop and creates a buzz (video)By: Marci Stone November 5, 2012 Sunday, President Obama told a New Hampshire crowd that he's just "sort of a prop in the campaign;" and the news has created a buzz Monday as many people try to figure out what he meant. The Mitt Romney and Barack Obama campaigns are pushing into their final 24-hours as voting for the most of the country takes place tomorrow.
  • A reminder for viewing tonight. Clint "the CHAIRman" Eastwood on Hannity tonight 9PM est.

    11/01/2012 1:59:59 PM PDT · by Doogle · 5 replies
    FOX ^ | 11/01/12 | me
    Tonight, 9p ET: A Clint Eastwood exclusive! Sean sits down with the Oscar winner and talks campaign 2012 and his key endorsement of Romney
  • Facebook | The Things That Connect Us

    10/09/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | facebook
    Chairs, doorbells, bridges, airplanes. These are things that people use to get together and connect. Facebook is also something that over a billion people around the world use to connect with one another.
  • Game, set, match for Mitt Romney

    10/06/2012 7:36:17 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 30 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | October 6, 2012 | Dwight L Schwab
    The term “cleaned his clock” took on a whole new meaning at Wednesday night’s first presidential debate. An energized and textbook perfect Mitt Romney dominated a lethargic and tired-looking Barack Obama. To sum up the former governor’s performance, he outhustled, outfacted, outenergized and outinformed the incumbent. The lopsidedness of the verbal brawl was not lost on liberal ideologues such as Bill Maher and Chris Matthews who were quick to raise the white flag in round one of three televised debates this month. It was as if Romney’s insomnia-inducing convention speech had never happened. The former governor commanded the stage focusing...
  • Conservative Business Caught Using Dog Whistle

    09/21/2012 7:39:30 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 21 replies
    Selft | September 21, 2012 | Sampleman
    MSNBC has caught an American business using a blatant anti-Obama, racist dog-whistle in its advertising.
  • CLINT EASTWOOD HANGS ‘EM HIGH

    09/17/2012 11:26:30 AM PDT · by JT Hatter · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 8, 2012 | J.T. Hatter
    Paint Your Wagon! Clint Eastwood just dropped another nuke on Obama. In the latest issue of The Carmel Pine Cone (Sept 7-13, 2012) American's favorite actor said, "President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," The Pine Cone is the weekly newspaper for Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula. Clint Eastwood was the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988 and didn't run for a second term. Clint was elected in a landslide with 72% of the vote. President Ronald Reagan called Clint to congratulate him on his victory. Mayor Eastwood accomplished all of his campaign...
  • Eastwood Talks About Chair Act

    09/07/2012 12:16:56 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 07, 2012 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES – Clint Eastwood said the idea to use an empty seat as a prop at the Republican National Convention was a spur-of-the-moment decision when someone backstage asked him if he wanted to sit down. In his first interview since he attended the convention to pledge his support for Mitt Romney, Eastwood told the Carmel Pine Cone, a small California weekly newspaper, that his speech was not only unscripted, it was pretty much spontaneous. "There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down," Eastwood told the newspaper, which published the article...
  • Clint Eastwood gets the best of Kal Penn (2nd try)

    09/07/2012 6:41:34 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 17 replies
    free republic ^ | 09/07/2012 | unknown
  • DNC chair denies GOP-Israel quote

    09/04/2012 6:23:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    politico ^ | 9/4/12 | Mackenzie Weinger
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday sharply denied saying that Israel’s ambassador to the United States had claimed Republicans are “dangerous” to Israel and accused The Washington Examiner of “deliberately” misquoting her. The Examiner’s Philip Klein reported on Tuesday that the Florida congresswoman told a training session of Jewish Democrats in Charlotte, “We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.” Wasserman Schultz pushed back against the report Tuesday evening, telling Fox News’s Shepard Smith she never said those words.
  • Op-Ed: The Empty Chair Syndrome

    09/03/2012 3:17:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/12 | Ron Jager
    This past week will be remembered as the turning point in which Obama's re-election possibilities took a severe beating, possibly signaling the beginning of the end of the Obama Presidency. All it took was for Clint Eastwood, the 82 year old actor and director to speak at the Republican National Convention to an empty chair. By addressing an "invisible" President Obama, Eastwood laid out what he sees as the good, the bad, and the ugly state of the man who occupies that empty chair in the White House. Eastwood shared - not only with the audience at the Republican National...
  • NATIONAL EMPTY CHAIR DAY HAS GONE VIRAL!!!

    09/02/2012 7:05:04 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 78 replies
    google ^ | 09/02/2012 | ol hickory
    Look at the number of results and then you know why the Libs heads are exploding!!!
  • Monday Is Empty Chair Day

    09/02/2012 12:46:44 PM PDT · by republicangel · 93 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | September 2, 2012 | Twitchy
    Inspired by Clint Eastwood’s unforgettable RNC skit, Twitter users are organizing a nationwide Empty Chair Day on Monday to pay tribute to the Absentee-In-Chief:
  • News Flash: Monday is Empty Chair day

    09/01/2012 8:34:28 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 51 replies
    Septamber 1, 2012 | vanity
    Hello. Over at Legal insurrection is a post on making Monday, Labor Day, Empty Chair day. I like it. A real statement on the undermining of work and responsibility expressed so well by Clint Eastwood. Pass it on and think of doing it in your lawn. A plain old empty chair, plastic or otherwise. "That’s what reader Sandy writes: Prof – Seems that there is an effort to make Monday 'empty chair day'” http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/09/monday-empty-chair-day/
  • Who Now Has or Owns the Eastwood Chair?

    09/01/2012 8:48:57 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 15 replies
    September 1, 2012 | Self
    I have a question now that "Eastwooding" is now the new internet meme. Where is the chair and who owns it now? I think after Thursday's speech this empty chair would have a significant historical and/or collectable value. Many FReepers have no doubt spent time watching countless episodes of Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Cajun Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn etc. After watching re-runs of these this weekend I have to ask this question. Where is the chair now and is there a certificate of it? I would love to see what the sale of this item could bring as a fundraising...
  • Caption this photo...

    09/01/2012 4:59:07 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 24 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 09/01/2012 | ol hickory
  • The Real Obama Chair Photo

    08/31/2012 11:56:07 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    We know how Obama responded to Clint Eastwood's RNC performance, here's the response to the response 
  • TRANSCRIPT: CLINT EASTWOOD at the Republican National Convention RNC GOP

    08/31/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Aug 30, 2012 | Clint Eastwood
    Click photo below to link to YouTube.com Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention RNC GOP On the stage is a podium and an empty chair, with an image of "the Outlaw Josie Wales" on the screen behind him. CLINT EASTWOOD: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. THANK YOU (AUDIENCE: Make my day, Make my day. Make my Day, … ) Heh, heh, heh.Save a little for Mitt. (APPLAUSE) Now, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what’s a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there,...
  • Dem Chair Wasserman Schultz Outsourced Money to Swiss Banks, India

    07/10/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/10/12 | John Nolte
    Please excuse the loose use of the term "outsource" in my headline. But now that the Washington Post, BuzzFeed Politics, and Barack Obama have defined outsourcing as "Something Romney never did but is guilty of anyway," I wanted to get in the spirit of things. Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been running around for a few days now sliming up the airwaves with smears and innuendo that started with this article written by Vanity Fair's Nicholas Shaxson, a bigtime leftist and Occupy supporter. Essentially, the Wasserman Schultz talking point has been: "We don't know what Romney's hiding...
  • DNC Chair: 'Pretty Happy' With Private Sector Job Growth

    07/08/2012 4:19:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/8/12 | Erica Ritz
    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemingly had her own “doing fine” moment on Fox News Sunday, where she said she was “pretty happy” with the state of the private sector. (Related: President Obama: ‘The Private Sector is Doing Fine’) Fox News’ John Roberts began: “So then, is the suggestion that we should just do keep doing the same thing? There’s that old definition of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result…” Wasserman Schultz assertively responded: “What we should do… I’m pretty happy about 28 straight months of job growth in the private sector.” [Emphasis...
  • DNC Chair Tongue-Tied Trying To Spin Failed Obama Effort In WI

    06/07/2012 9:34:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6//7/12 | GOPICYMI
    DNC Chair Tongue-Tied Trying To Spin Failed Obama Effort In WI
  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Parents Off to Jail for Corruption

    01/18/2012 7:08:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/18/12 | Pamela Geller
    The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Moochers, looters and destroyers. DNC Chair’s parents off to jail for corruption Political Arena Of all of the most vile, bold face, shameless liars in politics, no one tops acting DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. We have videos of her and youtube is rife with them; bloggers have sliced and diced her lies with verifiable sources from one end of the country to the other. Like Mother like daughter? Broward-Pal Beach Times: Richard Rubin Sentenced to Ten Months in Federal Prison Richard Rubin and Diana Wasserman-Rubin Richard Rubin — husband of...
  • No Charges Filed After a Teacher Ties a Student To a Chair (& taped the child's mouth shut)

    12/04/2011 1:30:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    WCTI 12 ^ | 11/30/11
    No Charges Filed After a Teacher Ties a Student To a ChairUPDATED: 6:37 pm EST November 30, 2011 HAYESVILLE -- Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Clay County teacher who tied a student to a chair and taped the child's mouth shut. District Attorney Michael Bonfoey says he agrees with the sheriff's office that music teacher Lindsey Cope broke no laws. Bonfoey says Cope was trying to control a disruptive student. **SNIP** Cope was Hayesville Middle School's teacher of the year.
  • Intel Chair Open to U.S. Forces in Iran

    10/16/2011 10:39:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/16/11 | staff
    Mike Rogers, the chair of the House intelligence committee, will not rule out the use of military force in Iran after authorities foiled a D.C. terror plot that allegedly had roots in Tehran. “I don’t think you should take it off the table,” Rogers, a Republican, said on ABC’s This Week. Other options, Rogers said, would include gathering a coalition of other nations to condemn Iran or striking against Iranians operating in Iraq. Iran’s government has denied any link to the plot, which aimed to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C.
  • 'Anyone' Can See Economy's Improving,' DNC Chair Insists

    10/05/2011 9:22:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/5/11 | Craig Bannister
    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted to CNSNews.com yesterday that “anyone’ can see that the economy is improving and sought to interpret what Pres. Obama really meant when he admitted Monday that Americans were not better off today than four years ago. “Well, what President Obama said was that certainly since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, that Americans are not better off,” Wasserman Schultz told CNSNews.com. “That was specifically the president’s comment. I thought. And I think anyone who looks at the economy knows we have come a long way.
  • Cherner chairs were a Dumpster find

    07/17/2011 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    QCTimes ^ | July 17, 2011 | Alma Gall
    You never know what you'll find next to a Dumpster. That's where Chris Gulley of Rock Island spotted two authentic Cherner chairs, designed in 1958 by Norman Cherner and manufactured by the former Plycraft Inc. of Lawrence, Mass. Gulley didn't know that immediately, though, on that day about 11 years ago when he was driving down Harrison Street in Davenport. All he knew is that the two chairs he saw sitting next to a Dumpster in an alley were very unusual-looking and that he wanted them. "I knew instantly they were special, and I about killed us both turning the...
  • The Best DNC Chair the GOP Ever Had

    05/27/2011 5:10:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/27/11 | John Hayward
    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz keeps the hits coming. There are two ways to approach chairmanship of the Republican and Democratic National Committees. The current RNC chair, Reince Priebus, avoids the spotlight and focuses on managerial tasks. His name has been added to the spelling-check libraries of ten thousand word processors, but the man himself remains enigmatic. The other approach is to enter the media arena as a full-contact political combatant, a kind of “super-candidate” who carries the banner of the entire party into rhetorical battle. Priebus’ predecessor, Michael Steele, played it that way. The results were… mixed. Steele’s high-profile stumbles during media...
  • New Democratic Chair Called Heroine by Planned Parenthood Prez

    04/05/2011 3:14:48 PM PDT · by julieee · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 5, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    New Democratic Chair Called Heroine by Planned Parenthood Prez Washington, DC -- With current national Democratic Party chairman Tim Kaine stepping down to mount a bid for the U.S. Senate from Virginia, party leaders have reportedly named Florida Rep. Wasserman-Schultz as the new party leader. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/05/new-democratic-chair-called-heroine-by-planned-parenthood-prez/
  • Republican Party Selects Pro-Life Reince Priebus as New Chair

    01/14/2011 2:42:52 PM PST · by julieee · 30 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 14, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican Party Selects Pro-Life Reince Priebus as New Chair Republican Party officials gave their votes, after several rounds of balloting, to Reince Priebus to replace embattled chairman Michael Steele as the party and pro-life movement prepare for the 2012 presidential election. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/14/republican-party-selects-pro-life-reince-priebus-as-new-chair/
  • Michael Steele says he goes to Harlem because "that’s where the votes are"

    12/14/2010 4:21:23 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 14, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Michael Steele says he goes to Harlem because "that’s where the votes are." Struggling RNC chairman Michael Steele was a late guest on Greta van Susteren’s On the Record last night. Steele has been in the news recently because not only did he announce his intention to run for reelection as RNC chairman, but also because many Republicans and conservatives don’t want him to return, primarily because of his sorry performance. Steele confirmed many doubts people have about him when he blurted out that he liked going to Harlem as RNC chair because "that’s where the votes are." The weird...
  • Republican Party Chair Candidates to Debate Pro-Life Issues

    12/07/2010 9:18:15 AM PST · by julieee
    Lifenews.com ^ | December 7, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican Party Chair Candidates to Debate Pro-Life Issues Washington, DC -- The candidates seeking the critical post of chairman of the Republican Party will participate in a debate next month that will partly focus on pro-life issues, including abortion. http://LifeNews.com/nat-6912
  • Meg McLain Singled out by the TSA, Cuffed to a Chair, Her Ticket Ripped up

    11/10/2010 11:20:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 104 replies
    Free Talk Live ^ | 11-09-10
    Click on the youtube link above to listen. The TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. They wanted her to go through the new porno-scanners. When she opted out, TSA agents raised an enormous ruckus. When she asked some question about what they planned to do to her, they flipped out. TSA agents yelled at her, handcuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket, called in 12 local Miami cops and finally escorted her out of the airport. Listen to her story as she told it on radio show Free Talk Live last night. Things are truly getting scary
  • So, what kind of chair do you sit in while you surf the FR?

    08/16/2010 9:15:52 AM PDT · by Scythian · 115 replies
    This is my FreeRepublic Commander 119 Opus/Zot Destroyer. Notice the arm has a joy stick for Friday's "Silliness" thread with an built in "I'd hit it Button" for those who like to reply as such. Ya, it's cool ...
  • Frank to chair financial reform committee

    05/24/2010 12:48:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 413+ views
    reuters ^ | 5/24/10 | reuters
    (Reuters) - Democratic lawmaker Barney Frank will get the influential position of chairing the committee that will merge the House and Senate's versions of financial reform legislation, a spokesman for Frank said on Monday. Politics Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will hold sway as the two chambers try to hammer out major differences in their bills, including rules for derivatives and restrictions on types of trading. The Senate is expected to name its conferees as soon as Monday, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may not name her chamber's conferees until after Congress returns from its Memorial...
  • Collaborator! Michigan Democrat chair Mark Brewer’s socialist ties

    05/21/2010 3:44:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 211+ views
    kewiki.org ^ | 5/21/10 | Trevor L.
    Michigan Democratic Party chairman Mark Brewer, has come under attack by conservative commentator Kyle Olson, over an allegedly bogus new “Tea Party” group with leftist ties. You have to live in Michigan and pay attention to the political news to understand how obnoxious the Michigan Democratic Party and its chairman Mark Brewer really are. While we all expect such behavior from hyper-partisan outfits, Brewer gives it a whole new meaning.
  • Clerk Locks Attempted Robbery Suspect In Store

    04/20/2010 8:54:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies · 737+ views
    kcra.com ^ | 4-16-10 | unattributed
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A quick-thinking clerk managed to outsmart a robber, locking him inside the store Friday afternoon. Lilly Lam was working at the Kwik Shop Market near Fruitridge Road at about 1:30 p.m. when a man walked inside. She said she recognized him from another robbery attempt five days earlier. Police said Travis Bryant, 23, walked up to the counter, demanding money and with his hand in his shirt as if reaching for a gun. That's when Lam grabbed a chair and swung. "I took a chair and hit him. I scared him, and he hit me back," Lam...
  • Balloonist Flies Safely In Chair From Sanford to Wilson

    04/11/2010 7:25:44 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 21 replies · 933+ views
    newsandobserver.com ^ | 04/11/2010 | Lynn Bonner
    Local balloon pilot Jonathan Trappe landed safely this morning after an overnight flight of about 70 miles from the Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport. Trappe, who sat in a chair while about 40 giant helium-filled balloons took him aloft, flew mostly at altitudes between 3,000 feet and 4,000 feet, said Paul Wilder, spokesman for the Wings of Carolina Flying Club. Trappe did go as high as 7,000 feet, Wilder said. He landed south of Wilson, near Fremont, shortly after 7 a.m., Wilder said. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/11/432828/balloonist-flies-safely-in-chair.html#ixzz0kqgoOdZo
  • DNC ,Chair, Republicans:, CHILL

    03/24/2010 7:43:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies · 1,556+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/24/10 | Julie Mason
    Threats? Vandalism? DNC Chairman Tim Kaine is asking Republicans to tone down the rhetoric and join him in condemning all the craziness going down in the aftermath of the health care vote. “I am very concerned that it has become necessary for federal law enforcement officials to look into actions directed possibly at Members of Congress and their families following the historic vote on health insurance reform. I understand that law enforcement officials are taking these actions seriously. In all, at least ten Members have related concerns about threats made since last weekend."
  • Arm Chair Reaches 98,268 Feet in New Toshiba Commercial (Video)

    11/16/2009 6:38:49 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 15 replies · 990+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 11/16/09 | Danny Allen
    The latest object to shoot high-def video from the edge of space is…an arm chair. To promote its REGZA SV LCD TVs (LED backlight, local dimming), Toshiba trekked into the Black Rock Desert with a helium balloon. Watch the result: Click here to go to page with video. This is the first part of the ad. The second half for their Satellite T Series ULV laptops will come out next year. [Toshiba UK via Engadget] Facts about the shoot: • The shots were taken at a staggering 98,268 feet above the earth using Toshiba's own cameras • To reach the...
  • Minn.'s 'DWI chair' sells for more than $10,000

    11/07/2009 5:03:48 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 328+ views
    news ^ | Nov 6
    DULUTH, Minn. – Operating a motorized recliner while drunk apparently drives up the chair's value. Police in northern Minnesota listed the "DWI chair" on eBay after the owner was arrested for driving it into a parked car last year. It sold Thursday for $10,099.99.
  • Man pleads guilty to DWI in La-Z-Boy

    10/23/2009 7:51:04 AM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 22, 2009 | Associated Press
    DULUTH, Minn. - A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk. A criminal complaint said 62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told police he left a bar in the northern Minnesota town of Proctor on his chair after drinking eight or nine beers. Prosecutors say Anderson's blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit, when he crashed into a parked vehicle in August 2008. He was not seriously injured.
  • Senate Tax Chair Wants Vote This Year to Raise Taxes on People Making as Little as $104,425

    04/06/2009 9:52:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 974+ views
    cnsews ^ | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal tax law, is seeking a vote this year on legislation that would increase the income tax rates on some Americans who earn as little as $104,425 per year.
  • China: Boy Killed Anally When Office Chair Explodes

    02/23/2009 10:10:30 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 78 replies · 3,415+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 02/20/09 | Adam Frucci
    Boy Killed Anally When Office Chair Explodes By Adam Frucci, 2:44 PM on Fri Feb 20 2009, 334,213 views Well, stories don't get much worse than this. A 14-year-old boy in China was killed when his chair exploded, sending chunks of metal into his rectum. The bleeding this caused killed him. The alleged explosion came from the gas cylinder that was in the base of the chair, the part that allowed the user to adjust the seat up and down. The canister gets compressed when you sit on it, but can it actually create enough energy to make the seat...
  • Boy Killed By Anal-penetrating Chair [Made in China]

    02/20/2009 11:47:57 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 77 replies · 3,297+ views
    Anorak UK ^ | 20th Feb., 2009 | Anorak UK
    IN China, a fourteen-year-old boy was killed when chair he was sitting on exploded.Parts of the chair entered the boy’s rectum. The result was extensive bleeding. And it killed him.The killer chair is a gas cylinder type, of the type seen at computer work stations. In blue.The height is altered by an adjustable cylinder containing highly pressurised gas. It is this that exploded.In 2007 another chair exploded, propelling a 20cm part into the backside of a 68-year-old man. He lived.Made in China. Buyer beware… Source
  • (NYC) Ex-city cop wins huge award after chair he sat in broke, sending bullet into his knee

    11/27/2008 11:50:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies · 1,427+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 11.26.08 | SCOTT SHIFREL
    It's ragged, ripped and unsteady, but you can call it the city's $4.5 million chair.  Former New York City Detective Anderson Alexander was sitting in it in Brooklyn's 73rd Precinct on Jan. 1, 2002, when his partner handed him his gun so the partner could interview a suspect.   Alexander leaned back to put the gun in his waistband, but the back of the chair gave way, his finger slipped and the 9-mm. Smith & Wesson fired a bullet into his left knee.   Now, despite the best efforts of city lawyers to portray the 11-year veteran as a klutz, a...