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  • RUBIO-NEXT PRESIDENT-OF CUBA?

    04/26/2015 7:16:25 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 8 replies
    Just think of it. Walker or Cruz wins in 2016. Does Rubio run for Fla. Governor in 2018 in preparation for a WH run 10 years away? He would be unemployed just as the Castro brothers are ready to pass from the scene. A Rubio hovering above the scene would encourage a crash and burn changeover down there and we should hope for a violent turnover a la Mussolini, Ceauchescou, and Allende. Castro is not entitled to the dignity of a natural death. In 10 years the island nation would be ('post')modern.
  • Odyssey of the Mind Team Donations for World Finals

    04/25/2015 2:42:06 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 1 replies
    Go Fund Me ^ | April 25, 2015 | rbw in pa
    The Dingman Delaware Middle School Problem 5 Odyssey of the Mind Team has won 1st place in the Pennsylvania State Competition. The team could use a few bucks to help them with miscellaneous expenses such as Pins and T-Shirts while they travel to World Finals in Michigan this May. A few bucks here and there will make a big difference for these kids. Thanks, Go Fund MeOdyssey of the Mind
  • Joe Biden Is No Joke

    04/24/2015 4:53:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    usnews.com ^ | april 24, 2015 | Mark W. Davis
    With Hillary Clinton's campaign already faltering, Democrats have an obvious candidate to turn to.Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy is beginning to look like an aging bomber hit one time too many by flak. Her campaign is making that ungraceful roll that precedes the fatal, disintegrating tumble. For decades, the Clintons have been the Houdinis of American politics, able to wiggle out of heavy chains to escape one death trap after another, always emerging with taunting smiles. But this time feels different. Yesterday, The New York Times­ ran a long investigative piece detailing how millions in cash went to the Clinton Foundation...
  • VANITY: how can I bet on this primary? Elizabeth Warren 16/1

    04/24/2015 11:44:30 AM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 14 replies
    How can I bet money on this upcoming nomination, Elizabeth Warren is 16/1 that she will be the Dem nominee. (Hitlery 1/6), any way I can get real money on this?
  • HILLARY'S RUNNING... (Will Monica Lewinsky vote for Hillary Clinton?)

    04/21/2015 12:41:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Here’s the thing—the Tea Party, and the GOP horrify me. I might not know all the details about their campaigns, and I might not know what exactly HRC is planning, but one thing is for sure: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Jeb Bush are absolutely bad news. Many feminists including myself are “excited” about the idea of a woman holding office in the White House. But it is a very dull excitement, muffled by the fact that this racist police state will have nothing to offer us, regardless of who is sitting in The Oval Office. Just as Obama’s election...
  • NY Times puzzled over 'disappearance' of 1.5 million black men

    04/21/2015 6:46:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Newsmachete
    Where's Waldo? The New York Times plays this game on a large scale with a disingenuous article talking about the "disappearance" of 1.5 million black men. In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into Ferguson, Mo. — hundreds of thousands more are missing.They are missing, largely because of early deaths or because they are behind bars. Remarkably, black women who are...
  • MSNBC.com Bemoans 'National Pastime' of Mocking Hillary Clinton

    04/20/2015 4:40:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ken Shepherd
    "Why is humor at the expense of Hillary Clinton something of a national pastime now?" laments the subheader to a teaser headline on MSNBC.com's front page today, "Why comics have a field day with Hillary." In the story itself, MSNBC's Adam Howard complaints that Hillary is the victim of "sexism" and cartoonish caricatures of her character, rather than on "facts" (emphasis mine):The former first lady and current 2016 presidential candidate is depicted here and in virtually every other American comedy routine as a scheming careerist who sees her husband’s rise to power as little more than a springboard for her...
  • Roger Ailes doesn’t think much of Ted Cruz

    04/20/2015 3:06:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 20, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    Fox News president Roger Ailes thinks Ted Cruz could become the Republican nominee. But he doesn't appear to think much of him. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ailes was asked whether he thought Cruz could win the the GOP nomination. His answer: Sure, it could happen. Because just about anybody could win, right? "Listen, we elected Warren G. Harding. Anybody has a chance," Ailes said. "You don't know who you're going to be running against. If the other guy falls on his rear end, you could win." Harding -- ouch. For those of us who haven't taken an...
  • The Protestant Inquisition: "Reformation" Intolerance and Persecution

    The Protestant Inquisition: "Reformation" Intolerance and Persecution Disclaimer and statement of intent: Unfortunately, the religious "scandal score" needs to be evened up now and then, and the lesser-known "skeletons in the closet" need to be rescued from obscurity, surveyed, and exposed. I take no pleasure in "dredging up" these unsavory occurrences, but it is necessary for honest, fair historical appraisal. This does not mean that I have forsaken ecumenism, or that I wish to bash Protestants, or that I deny corresponding Catholic shortcomings. Historical facts are what they are, and most Protestants (and Catholics) are unaware of the following historical...
  • Thank You Archbishop Cordileone For Your Courageous Leadership

    04/19/2015 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    CatholicVote.Org ^ | April 19, 2015
    Your Excellency, We’ve been monitoring the recent controversy surrounding your decision to insert morality clauses into teacher contracts in schools in your Archdiocese. Given the hostility to the teachings of the Church and growing attempts to coerce our institutions, your decision is perfectly reasonable. As you know, such clauses are nothing new and represent a commitment to fulfill a basic promise to those families who entrust their children to the care of the Church. We want you to know that we are praying for you and support you 100%. As the Archbishop of San Francisco, you are responsible for insuring...
  • WashPost Reporter Claims: 'The Media Isn't Biased in Favor of Hillary'

    04/19/2015 10:06:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 19, 2015 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza recently lectured Rand Paul not to play media critic. Now he’s decided conservative media critics as a whole have no argument in an article provocatively headlined “No, the media isn’t biased in favor of Hillary Clinton.” There is no evidence for that charge, he wrote, even as he acknowledged the embarrassing video of journalists chasing after the Scooby van.
  • Will Obama leave office in 2017?

    03/05/2015 8:17:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 5, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    Question: Why are Americans so certain there will be a presidential election in 2016 and that Barack Obama will leave office in January 2017? Answer: Because it’s the law and because it’s American tradition. However, we currently have a man in the White House who respects neither the law nor the American tradition of peaceful changes of power. With regard to his contempt of the law, here are just a few examples: •He abused his executive authority for the purpose of effectively changing immigration law, even after admitting repeatedly that he had no constitutional authority to do so. He even...
  • Hillary Says! 'We Are All Immigrants!'

    04/18/2015 12:12:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    April 18, 2015 Hillary Says! 'We Are All Immigrants!' By Jeannie DeAngelis Voilŕ! In addition to handling a private/official email problem, flying coach, and carrying her own luggage, Hillary Clinton may now be able to add to her list of outstanding accomplishments singlehandedly resolving the contention surrounding immigration reform. Recently, on a tightly stage-managed listening tour Hillary, granddaughter of alleged immigrants, revealed her acute sensitivity for the plight of – you guessed it – immigrants. An empathetic Hillary had this to say about how illegal immigrants are being treated in America: "We are turning down people who really want to...
  • Saletan: Republicans Who Prefer Netanyahu Over Obama Aren’t Loyal Americans

    04/18/2015 11:47:15 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 18, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    Saletan: Republicans Who Prefer Netanyahu Over Obama Aren’t Loyal Americans By Aaron Goldstein on 4.18.15 William Saletan of Slate has written about how several recent polls have shown that Republicans are more supportive of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than they are of President Obama. In particular, Saletan focuses on a Bloomberg poll which asks respondents to indicate one of the following two statements with which they agree: 1. “Israel is an ally but we should pursue America’s interests when we disagree with them.” 2. “Israel is an important ally, the only democracy in the region, and we should support...
  • Incestuous Washington Publication Bravely Reports on Washington Incestuousness

    04/17/2015 3:51:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2015
    Incestuous Washington Publication Bravely Reports on Washington Incestuousness by BRENDAN BORDELON April 17, 2015 Politico ran a lengthy piece revealing the romantic relationship between House Transportation Committee chairman Bill Shuster and Shelley Rubino, a high-powered airline-industry lobbyist. The story’s length, prominent placement, and breathless tone raised more than a few eyebrows, given that legal experts interviewed for the piece say the relationship “would not appear to violate ethics laws.” But there’s another reason the piece warrants a double-take: For all the hand-wringing over romantic relationships between politicians and lobbyists, the reporters and staff of Politico itself, as much if not...
  • What do you do with your coffee used coffee grounds?

    04/17/2015 3:23:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    4/17/2015 | Nikos1121
    This post is in follow up to "ken5050" posting about "what kind of coffee maker do you use?" Posted on ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎23‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by ken5050 I started saving my grounds as a compost for my herb garden. I'm not sure if it will over power them or be balanced. So I googled the topic and not surprisingly someone else has already thought about it. Please check out the following and share what you do with them. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Uses+for+Coffee+Grounds
  • Louis C.K. Sorry For Vulgar Sarah Palin Tweets, And Now The Pair May Go Fishing In Alaska

    04/17/2015 12:11:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Inquisitr Celebrity News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Shelley Hazen
    Five years ago, Louis C.K. posted some pretty harsh things to Sarah Palin on Twitter. And now, it looks like the comedian and the politician will be besties. For the first-time ever, Louis has said sorry for one of his jokes. Those Tweets won’t be repeated here, but you can click this link to see Louis C.K.’s vulgar 5-year-old rant about Palin (warning: content may not be appropriate for all readers) that he is now sorry he ever posted. The jokes were evidently the result of alcohol consumption and a misunderstanding of how Twitter worked, he explained. The apology took...
  • Obamacare rant

    04/15/2015 5:17:11 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    Self | April 15, 2015 | Not Hillary Clinton
    Obamacare (aka Obombacare) goes against the historical grain of America. Freedom of choice has long been an integral part of the American experience: In regard to an issue as personal and intimate as health care, especially so. Americans loathe the idea of the federal government and IRS commanding this important aspect of their lives and that of their children. Americans know how incompetent the federal government is at running things that are best left to the private sector. Look no further than a few bureaucratic monstrosities like DHS TSA, IRS, DoA, EPA, DoEd, DoC et al. Compare the bankrupt and...
  • TRUMP: 'I'm going to surprise a lot of people' in 2016

    04/15/2015 3:43:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 15, 2015 | Hunter Walker
    Republican businessman Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. This step is the closest Trump has come to officially launching a White House bid, and, in a conversation with Business Insider on Wednesday, he suggested it should serve as notice to those who doubt he's seriously considering the 2016 race. He decided not to run in 2012 after a lengthy, public flirtation with the prospect. "This time, I'm very far down the line, so we'll see what happens," Trump said. "I'm going to surprise a lot of people."(continued)
  • Jack Welch: We Talked about Brian Williams Replacing Jay Leno (Likes Ted Cruz)

    04/15/2015 8:43:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Kilmeade
    Former CEO of GM Jack Welch and wife Suzy, authors of “The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career”, talked to Brian on Kilmeade and Friends about why they wrote the book.---snip--- (AUDIO-AT-LINK)On the 2016 GOP Presidential candidates, Jack Welch told Brian that he is taking a very interesting and deep look into Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) because he likes what he stands for, has guts, and does what he says....
  • ISIS Camps On The U.S. Border, Obama Says ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Are The Greatest Terror Threat

    04/15/2015 5:04:27 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Mens' News Daily ^ | 4/14/2015 | Michael Snyder
    ISIS camps have now been discovered directly across the U.S. border with Mexico, ISIS operatives have been captured illegally entering the United States, and ISIS is threatening to conduct a massive campaign of terror against U.S. targets, and yet Barack Obama and his underlings continue to insist that “right-wing extremists” are the greatest terror threat that this nation is facing. One recent survey found that 84 percent of all Americans believe that ISIS is a “direct threat to the USA”, but Obama refuses to secure our borders and he is even allowing dozens of American citizens that fought for ISIS...
  • 12 Bad Strategies That Will Get Preppers Killed

    04/14/2015 7:28:54 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 180 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 4/11/15 | Daisy Luther
    Bad Strategy #1: “I’ll just hunt and live off the land.”Bad Strategy #2: “I’ll go into the woods and live there.”Bad Strategy #3: “I’ll bug out on foot for 73 miles through the mountains, even though I don’t regularly exercise.”Bad Strategy #4: “I don’t need a group. I’m going to go it alone.”Bad Strategy #5: “I don’t need to store food, I’ll just take everyone else’s because I’m a bad-ass.”Bad Strategy #5: “I don’t need to store food, I’ll just take everyone else’s because I’m a bad-ass.”Bad Strategy #7: “I don’t store food. I store seeds.”Bad Strategy #8: “I’ll just...
  • Prayer Request

    04/13/2015 6:27:07 PM PDT · by Conservative4Life · 89 replies
    self | 04/13/2015 | Conservative4Life
    Request prayers for my parents who had a freak accident at their home.
  • Mullah Obama compares IRANIAN ‘hard-liners’ to American Republicans

    04/13/2015 3:20:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/12/15 | Pamela Geller
    An enemy of the state elected to the President of the state. Six years of destruction and ruin.Michael Goodwin described this way in the NY Post: First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet.He lies to the public, ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican “enemies.” He abandons our ­allies, appeases tyrants, coddles ­adversaries and uses the Crusades as an excuse...
  • Would you vote for Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul?

    04/13/2015 12:40:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    IVN ^ | April 12, 2015 | Thomas A. Hawk
    Who would you vote for if the 2016 Presidential Election were held today? Ahh … its time for another Presidential election already, and voters are either passionate or apathetic once again! To date, three candidates have entered the Presidential race: Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz. If the election were held today, who would YOU vote for? To help, here’s some campaign videos of today’s limited trio. The name are listed in alphabetical order. But if you’re a conspiracy theorist, its because we secretly support Hillary Clinton and though that was an excuse. Or … if your a conspiracy...
  • Laura ‘Shocked’ Barbara Bush Hesitant About A Jeb Bush Presidency

    04/12/2015 6:47:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | April 12, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The Clintons aren’t the only political dynasty to be eyeing the White House in 2016. Jeb Bush is openly considering a run, and former first lady Laura Bush would supports him. Nevertheless, Jeb’s mother, Barbara, might not be completely sold. ABC News‘ Jonathan Karl caught Laura Bush for an interview on Wednesday, and asked what she thought of her mother-in-law’s discouraging comments preceding Jeb Bush’s presidential exploratory committee. “I was shocked,” Laura answered. Still, she won’t be bringing it up with the family’s matriarch. “Do you think I would tell my mother-in-law something?” They were referring to a 2013...
  • Hillary Clinton's Hollywood Support Is Reluctant in Some Quarters (Analysis)

    04/12/2015 6:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 12, 2015 | Tina Daunt
    Hillary Clinton's Sunday announcement that she will, in fact, seek the presidency in 2016 is not getting Hollywood’s universal applause, as her most fervent supporters predicted. As the first woman candidate and a partner in a political marriage that has close and long-standing ties across the entertainment industry, Clinton enjoys the support from key Hollywood fundraisers — but her backing is hardly unanimous and some of what she has is softer than it may appear because industry liberals regard her as a party centrist. “You’d be surprised by the number of people I’ve heard from who aren’t supporting her,” one...
  • What Obama Is: A Non-State, Non-Uniformed Enemy Belligerent

    04/12/2015 12:09:09 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 8 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | April, 2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    Not to sound like a broken record (or skipping CD for you younglings), but I think one of the reasons I am struggling to summon the drive to comment on current events is the fact that nearly everything I read is built upon a false premise. And when you have to not just rebut conclusions, but the very premises those conclusions are built upon; when every single conversation, argument or exchange requires total remediation of the base premise, and no matter how many times you do this, no progress ever seems to be made… it gets tiring. So with regards...
  • Al Gore to the Democrats' Rescue?

    04/12/2015 1:27:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Some Democrats are privately worried that Hillary Clinton has too much baggage to make a successful presidential run in 2016. In casting about for a credible alternative candidate, some eyes are gazing, quite longingly, at...Al Gore. Not because he's baggage-free -- he did lose to George W. Bush in 2000 and then there's that whole Clinton thing again. No, some on the Left are urging Al to run in 2016 because he is so doggone worried about global warming: When it comes to climate change, there's no one in the Democratic Party — or any other political party — with...
  • Halal or Not? Eating Your Wife if You Are Hungry...

    04/11/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    CairoScene ^ | 4/9/15
    We apologise for this aneurysm inducing news, but seriously a Mufti in Saudi Arabia has just declared that a Muslim can cannibalise his wife. You heard correctly: Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, a man of religious power in Saudi Arabia, believes it is halal to eat your wife. Clarifying his stance, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah explains that literally eating your wife is permitted only if you're extremely hungry. Translating what appeared on multiple Arab websites (here, here, here, here and here): “A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his...
  • Obama Puts an End to the Monroe Doctrine

    04/11/2015 11:47:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | April 11, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama officially closed a chapter in U.S. history that has guided presidents since nearly beginning, indicating the United States will no longer act to resist overseas influence in the Hemisphere. Obama, who spoke Friday during a “civil society” forum in Panama City, Panama, disparaged past efforts by the United States to forestall the spread of Communism in Latin America and suggested similar missions would no longer be undertaken. “The days in which our agenda in this hemisphere so often presumed that the United States could meddle with impunity, those days are past,” Obama said.Let’s think about what Obama means...
  • Analysis: What went wrong in the “Religious Freedom” fight in Indiana and Arkansas?

    04/10/2015 6:10:21 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 04/10/2015 | Brian Camenker and Amy Contrada
    The mainstream pro-family movement continues to be its own worst enemy. Back in October we wrote an article, “How the pro-family movement helped spread “gay marriage” across America.” It turns out there were more failures to come. The recent surrender on the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) bills by the Governors of Indiana and Arkansas can be directly tied to the myriad bad decisions and compromises by well-meaning pro-family groups and individuals, who are sorely overmatched by the homosexual lobby in strategy, tactics, and funding. Last month the Indiana legislature passed a rather bland RFRA bill, similar to many around...
  • LETTER: Cal Thomas backs wrong candidate

    04/10/2015 4:44:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | April 10, 2015 | Marlyn Schepers
    Cal Thomas's column in the March 29, 2015, Quad-City Times is intriguing. He starts by quoting Goldwater’s famous presidential slogan, “In your heart you know he’s right,” and then advises us not to believe the labels people are applying to Ted Cruz as being “extreme, far right, out of the mainstream.” He goes on to warn Republicans not to be fooled into “nominating a mushy moderate from the party’s moderate wing”, someone like Sen. John McCain or Mitt Romney. He doesn’t warn them against nominating someone from the "extreme, far right, out of the mainstream," like Sen. Barry Goldwater, a...
  • Ted Cruz, Onetime High School Drama Geek, Loved Playing the Bad Guy

    04/09/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz is used to having plenty of opponents cheer for his demise, and it turns out that he got some practice for that role back when he was a high school drama geek. The Texas senator and presidential aspirant says that he relished playing the villain in his teenage theater productions, which he enjoyed so much that he toyed with dropping out of school to try his luck in Hollywood. "It's one thing to play the good guy in drama," he told CNBC's John Harwood in an interview. "It's a fun thing also to play the bad...
  • Everyone's Upstairs Neighbors (vanity)

    04/09/2015 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | Above Average Network
    Ever have an upstairs neighbor that you could NOT figure out what they were doing up there? It's bloody worse than you imagined. :)
  • Major Scoop in Mother Jones Claims Ted Cruz Was Once a Lawyer

    04/09/2015 11:44:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The American Spectator's The Spectator Blog ^ | April 9, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    I'm so glad the world has David Corn of Mother Jones. Without him, how would we get the most pressing and important information on our Republican Presidential candidates? After all, it's not everyone who can read Wikipedia and use Google so masterfully. This week, we learn from our intrepid reporter that not only is Ted Cruz an attorney, but he also once represented clients. After serving over five years as the state of Texas’ top lawyer, Cruz in 2008 joined the Houston office of the high-powered, international law firm Morgan Lewis to lead its Supreme Court and national appellate practice....
  • Endangered Dog Breeds and the Market Forces Behind Them

    04/09/2015 11:07:00 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    priceonomics ^ | 8 April 2015 | Rosie Cima
    Meet the Skye terrier. Named after the Scottish Isle of Skye, he’s one of the oldest terriers in the world -- with a lineage tracing back to the Middle Ages. He’s also been a very popular dog in his day. Queen Victoria kept several as pets starting a fashion trend. Mary, Queen of Scots kept one, which hid under her skirt at her execution. Famously loyal, “plucky but dignified”, and an important cultural icon, this is the kind of dog people erect statues of. In fact, they have.Want one? Better act fast: the breed could go extinct in your lifetime.Skye...
  • How stupid is State Department spokesperson Marie Harf?

    04/09/2015 6:55:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Rick Moran
    I suppose I will be accused of sexism for perpetrating the sterotype of the dumb woman, but really now, how can any rational, objective observer of the antics of State Department spokesperson Marie Harf come to any other conclusion than she's a dimwit? Responding to a brilliant op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, Harf moved David Brooks to ask Hugh Hewitt, "Are we in nursery school"?Hot Air: “I wouldn’t say that it’s damning,” Harf said of Kissinger and Shultz’s damning verdict on the Iran deal. “And I didn’t hear...
  • Facebook less into Paul's '16 rollout than Cruz's

    04/08/2015 8:09:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    When it comes to engaging people on Facebook, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has some work to do. About 865,000 different people commented on, shared a note or otherwise engaged with the Kentucky lawmaker when he announced his campaign for the White House on Tuesday, according to Facebook. In all, Paul’s announcement generated a total of 1.9 million interactions — both positive and negative — during the day. By comparison, 2.2 million Facebook users talked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when he announced his campaign last month, generating a total of 5.7 million interactions. The metrics are just one sign of...
  • Take this to the bank: Liz Warren IS running for the WH (and running a perfect "stealth" campaign)

    04/08/2015 6:58:55 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 44 replies
    one man's opinion...
    The conventional wisdom is that Liz Warren is not running for the White House. Video clips of her repeatedly saying "I'm NOT running" are all over the place. However, she is in fact running, and moreover, she's running a near perfect campaign at this time..
  • LETTER: Pres. Cruz would be scary

    04/07/2015 3:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Fosters Daily Democrat ^ | April 7, 2015 | Wayne Merritt
    To the editor: As the standard bearer for today’s Republican Party, it was only fitting that Canadian-born Texas Senator Ted Cruz be the first Republican to officially announce a run for the presidency. It was equally appropriate that he did so in front of 10,000 students and faculty members (under the threat of a stiff fine for nonattendance) at the institution of higher learning euphemistically named Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Falwell was the Evangelical Southern Baptist minister/televangelist, who once proclaimed, “There is no separation of church and state. Modern US Supreme Courts have raped the...
  • Lying Democrats: Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder have no shame

    04/07/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Something happens to men and women when they gain a proximity to power. Most in public service, one can only assume, begin with noble purpose: to serve, to change and improve the world — whether that be a small town or, literally, the world. Soon enough, many — not all, but many — want only to stay in that position of power, and will do what it takes, whatever it takes, to stay there. Where once they talked only of their dreams and ambitions, not for themselves, but for those they served, soon enough they spend their days tearing...
  • Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Clinton Team Up to Convince Women to #Ask4More [Campaign By Other Means]

    04/06/2015 9:24:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Yahoo Celebrity ^ | April 06, 2015 | Robert Kessler
    Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Clinton Team Up to Convince Women to #Ask4More By Robert Kessler Powerhouse feminists like Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Clinton, and Sheryl Sandberg have joined together with the Levo League to convince women to know their worth and to battle unequal pay in advance of National Equal Pay Day on April 14. Women are, on average, paid 78 percent of what their male counterparts are. In the video for Levo, Sarah Silverman recounts her experience with this statistic.
  • Coulter: Cruz and Walker Only ‘Palatable’ Candidates

    04/06/2015 9:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | April 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Columnist and author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican,” Ann Coulter said that Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are the only “palatable” presidential candidates and that the candidacies of Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are a “waste of time” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Coulter re-iterated her point that Republicans shouldn’t let liberal moderators host their debates, she then stated “most importantly, please Republican primary voters, do not even consider someone who has not been a governor. Maybe a senator, but at least a governor. That is just wasting everybody’s time, energy and money...
  • Friday Lightning Round: Early bets in the Candidate Casino

    04/06/2015 3:29:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) BRET BAIER, ANCHOR: The new jobs report came out today, the White House -- it was not as good as expected, 126,000 jobs added, 5.5 percent unemployment rate, stays the same. The other numbers that we often look at, underemployment, it's down from 11 percent, 10.9 percent now. But 8,575,000 people still unemployed and this is really interesting. The labor participation chart currently at 62.7 percent, that is not a good number. We are going to start there in the Lightning Round. We are back with the panel – Charles? CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: Look, you can look for...
  • When This Dog Copied His Owner Getting Down on the Ground, It May Have Saved His Own Life

    04/06/2015 1:57:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Amanda Ghessie
    When local police raided a home in the Vargem Grande neighborhood of Santa Catarina, Brazil, one smart pup knew exactly what to do— he laid down. Filippo Valdez, the police spokesman, explained: “There was a male dog that was barking when officers burst onto the scene but when it saw its owners obeying the command to lie down, it ran over and laid down as well.” According to Metro, local police generally shoot animals that are present when they are carrying out armed raids. But because this dog followed suit when his owner and owner’s companions were ordered to hit the deck,...
  • Kentucky cannot overcome Obama curse!

    04/04/2015 8:23:25 PM PDT · by bray · 48 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/4/15 | bray
    With all of the top players in the country Kentucky could not overcome the Obama curse. He picked them to win and just like Bibi, Wisconsin was able to win in a huge upset. Maybe he will pick Hillary.
  • Male Ex-Staffer Suing CBS For Sexual Harassment [Gay Dir. of CBS Evening News Accused]

    04/04/2015 9:40:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | April 4, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>April 4, 2015 Male Ex-Staffer Suing CBS For Sexual Harassment By Rick Moran A former employee of CBS news is suing the network and two top managers for sexual harrassment.</p> <p>Kenneth Lombardi, a former staff reporter, claims that the director of the CBS Evening News and another manager made unwanted advances toward him. And he has the texts and emails to prove it.</p>
  • In case you missed it....

    04/03/2015 4:35:45 PM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    Little House on Unaka | April 3, 2015 | don-o
    This little blurb is appearing at the top of each forum: If just 5% of our daily readers and participants would donate $10 or $20 today, this FReepathon would be over by tomorrow. If you love using FR and think it's a worthwhile endeavor, please click the donate link today and help us keep it going strong. Thank you very much. Pretty straightforward, that. How cool would it be to break the recent trend of these things going on and on and on? In this recent dustup over the RFRA, I could count on coming to this board to find...
  • I, Obama Supplicant ["We Have No King But Obama"?]

    04/03/2015 12:05:54 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    April 3, 2015 I, Obama Supplicant By Lloyd Marcus Folks, I don't know if you realize it, but gradually, over his presidency, Obama has become king, and we have for all intents and purposes become his supplicants. He speaks, and, without congressional oversight or debate, we are forced to obey. I mean, think about it. A king speaks the word, and it becomes law. Obama does the same. While Obama's decrees may not be legal, they are implemented, with the MSM cheering him on for his compassion and skill at getting around the racist, sexist, and mean GOP. The GOP...