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  • Rand Paul Calls for a Formal Declaration of War Against ISIS

    11/24/2014 6:16:29 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-23-2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Senator Rand Paul is calling for a declaration of war against the Islamic State, a move that promises to shake up the debate over the military campaign in Iraq and Syria as President Obama prepares to ask Congress to grant him formal authority to use force. Mr. Paul, a likely presidential candidate who has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most cautious voices on military intervention, offered a very circumscribed definition of war in his proposal, which he outlined in an interview on Saturday. He would, for instance, limit the duration of military action to one year and significantly...
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever it’s called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesn’t play for the Saints or the Bengals. He’s a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (that’s right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • George Washington: Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/24/2014 4:04:35 AM PST · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gw004.html ^ | Oct 3, 1789 | George Washington
    By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 24, 2014

    11/24/2014 3:00:40 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here since 2008. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air but, whether they do or not, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • What ever happened to the good old Sunday Evening ZOTS?

    11/23/2014 8:13:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 138 replies
    don't zot me bro | Nov. 23, 2014 | Vanity
    As a relative n00b, I remember when I first signed up on FR and being careful not to post anything at first for fear of ***SOB*** FReeper ridicule, that most every Sunday evening, some DUer or other troll would post some stupid, provocative thread just to piss FReepers off.The retaliation by FReepers was immediate and relentless. The troll was soundly over-powered by logic and facts that completely destroyed their point.The Viking kitties emerged and the trolls were soundly zotted into oblivion.Anyhoo, I haven't seen a good, Sunday evening ZOT in awhile. Do you have any favorite ZOTS that you remember?
  • Potential Scam - Door-to-Door

    11/23/2014 3:31:23 PM PST · by IYAS9YAS · 47 replies
    None | 11/23/2014 | Self
    Today I was visited by a young man who claimed his brother was killed in Afghanistan. He claimed his brother was a Rifleman and gave the 0311 MOS. I don't recall the unit he claimed his brother was with.Something about his story just raised a red flag.The claim was he was raising money to send care packages to troops. I thanked him, told him I was sorry about his brother, but that I wanted to check the website first.The site on his "receipts" stated the charity's site was www.thepatriotproject.com (which I found didn't exist), but the man said it was...
  • SNL’s Obama Shoves The Schoolhouse Rock Bill Down The Capitol Steps

    11/23/2014 3:23:46 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    mediaite ^ | 11:48 pm, November 22nd, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Finally, the first biting political spoof from Saturday Night Live in a while: the Bill from Schoolhouse Rock explains to a student how he becomes a law, only to be violently beat up by Barack Obama and his new best friend, “Executive Order.” Even then, the poor Executive Order still thinks he’s used for simple things, like declaring holidays and creating national parks, until Obama informs him that he’s going to be used to grant amnesty to 5 million undocumented immigrants. His reaction: “Whoa.”
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/23 7-11pm est

    11/23/2014 1:55:19 PM PST · by Vision · 32 replies
    WAMU ^ | 11/23/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread. http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Students post gross school lunch pictures using #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag

    11/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2014
    Let’s face it: school lunches are not exactly culinary masterpieces. But some fed-up students have been sharing some down-right disgusting-looking meals using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama on social media. It’s not a new thing. These posts have been around when school started up in August. But as students get ready for the year’s biggest food holiday, the trend is picking up steam. …
  • Prochoicer: our sympathy for unborn babies means nothing

    11/23/2014 10:46:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    clinic quotes ^ | October 20, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    A pro-choice writer shared the following argument against laws protecting babies from late-term abortions: “We may, as many people do, sympathize with the pain we think the fetus feels, but we must be careful in saying that this sympathy establishes the personness of the fetus. It establishes nothing but our ability to sympathize.” Michael Bettencourt “Case for Fetal Personhood a Dubious Conception” In These Times, September 20 –26, 1989 This is an old quote, but it struck me as being particularly odious.
  • Insects: The food of the future ( The UN wants us to eat bugs)

    11/23/2014 10:11:53 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    universitypost.dk ^ | 15/5-13 | universitypost.dk
    Bugs reduce pollution, increase nutrition, and should seriously be considered as a food source: This is according to a UN report with University of Copenhagen contribitions by Victor Yakimov What is nutritious, delicious, and has six legs? If we could collectively get over our disgust at the six legged critters, insects could become a staple of the human diet, along with fish, and other kinds of meat, a new UN report argues. The Food and Agriculture organisation FAO hailed members of the insect world as an under-utilised resource, in the report which was released this Monday. By 2050, world population...
  • Lisa Bonet may have tweeted hints over the Cosby scandal

    “Cosby Show” star Lisa Bonet may have posted a cryptic tweet seemingly aimed at her embattled TV dad — and it wasn’t a smiley face. Modal Trigger Lisa BonetPhoto: WireImage “According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky . . . Nothing stays in the dark 4ever!” read a tweet from the 47-year-old actress’ purported Twitter account, which was later deactivated.
  • Bill Cosby's Accusers' Claims Are Full of Holes

    11/23/2014 7:47:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2014 | By Patricia L. Dickson
    Since the media has decided to bombard me with stories of Bill Cosby's alleged rapes, I believe that I have a right to examine his accusers' claims. As each new woman surfaces and recounts her alleged sexual assault by him, I am left with more questions than answers. I am not suggesting that Mr. Cosby is not guilty of adultery, however; the media and his accusers are claiming that he is a serial rapist. So far, I have not seen any evidence to prove their claims. Even his accusers say that they do not remember being raped. All that some...
  • Cosby insider speaks out:Fixer who once paid off women, wrangled a harem of models & helped beloved

    11/23/2014 8:48:40 AM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 66 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 November 2014 | JOSH GARDNER FOR MAILONLINE and AP
    A man who once worked closely with beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby has come forward to detail how he once helped the star funnel thousands of dollars to a virtual harem of young women he kept during The Cosby Show's 8-season run.
  • Canadian Football League Playoffs (Grey Cup Semis) - 11/23/14

    11/23/2014 6:22:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    GREY CUP PLAYOFFS FINALS Sun. Nov 23 1:00 pm Montreal Alouettes Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPN Sun. Nov 23 4:30 pm Edmonton Eskimos Calgary Stampeders ESPN 3
  • Bill Cosby Finally Speaks Out On Sexual Assault Allegations

    11/22/2014 6:10:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/22/2014 | ALEX DOBUZINSKIS
    Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos." Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne, Florida. The comedian has refused to address questions about allegations made by a number of women who said he forced himself on them sexually, with some accusing him of drugging them first. "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," Cosby told Florida Today,...
  • Ancient Martian civilisation was wiped out by nuclear bomb-wielding aliens& they could attack Earth

    11/22/2014 12:08:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 128 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 18:15 EST, 21 November 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan for
    If you're planning to go to the 2014 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physical Society in Illinois this Saturday, you might be in for a bit of a surprise with the final talk of the day. Because that's when plasma physicist Dr John Brandenburg will present his theory that an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race. In his bizarre theory, Dr Brandenburg says ancient Martians known as Cydonians and Utopians were massacred in the attack - and evidence of the genocide can still be seen today. Back in 2011 the...
  • Rape allegations against Cosby case of he said/she she she ... said and 15 women can’t all be lying

    11/21/2014 5:48:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 254 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2014 | Piers Morgan
    Full title: The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are a classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she she she she she, she said - and 15 women can’t all be lyingOne of my favourite Twitter parody accounts is @TheTweetOfGod .It's cheeky, irreverent, has over 1.6 million followers - and an unnerving ability to hit the proverbial nail on the head. Last night, it addressed the mounting Bill Cosby scandal with this tweet:‘The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are a classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she...
  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 5:01:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 162 replies
    dailybeast ^ | 2014/11/20 | Ebner
    I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007 The public may be waking up to the mountain of rape allegations now, but women were coming forward years ago to warn the Jell-O Man was not so sweet. In 2007—seven years before she publicly came forward—I spoke with Joan Tarshis, a former Hollywood publicist who claimed that Bill Cosby raped her. After our talk—and, of course, much more research—I filed a version of the following story on my website Hollywood, Interrupted. It identified a number of women who claimed that Bill Cosby had raped them. (The story has been updated slightly...
  • Ex-NBC employee Frank Scotti claims Bill Cosby paid off women

    11/23/2014 1:28:52 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 75 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/23/14
    Back when Bill Cosby was the king of network television, veteran NBC employee Frank Scotti served as the royal fixer. When Cosby invited young models into his Brooklyn dressing room, the megastar’s pal stood watch outside the door. When the married Cosby sought a Queens apartment for another pretty face, Scotti arranged the deal. And when the man behind Fat Albert needed cash disbursed to his flock of single female friends — hey, hey, hey — Scotti became the conduit for payments of up to $2,000 a month. “He had everybody fooled,” said Scotti in an exclusive interview with the...
  • Maher Calls Gruber ‘Soulmate,’ Likens Americans To dogs That Refuse Pills

    11/22/2014 10:30:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    Maher Calls Gruber ‘Soulmate,’ Likens Americans To dogs That Refuse Pills By Kellan Howell November 22, 2014 HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher echoed Obamacare architect Jonothan Gruber’s controversial comments that Americans are stupid on Friday night, saying “Gruber was right. He just said what people don’t want to hear.”
  • Vanity: Marion Barry is dead.

    11/22/2014 11:58:10 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 55 replies
    AP | November 22, 2014 | Me
    According to AP, Barry has died.
  • Bill Cosby jokes about drugging women unearthed

    unearthed Published November 18, 2014 ET Online Facebook15 Twitter40 Email Print Now Playing Kurtz: Did media protect Bill Cosby because of politics? Never autoplay videos With Bill Cosby's rape allegations once again in the headlines, some of his old jokes are now being unearthed and scrutinized. After two women have recently come forward claiming to have been drugged and raped by the comedian, a joke from Cosby's 1969 album It's True! It's True! has been making the rounds. In the stand-up recording, he recounts a story of being a 13-year-old boy and learning that (allegedly) when you slip "Spanish fly"...
  • Man Arrested in Bizarre Naked Rampage at Boston Airport

    11/22/2014 8:03:48 PM PST · by Maceman · 32 replies
    NBC ^ | 11-22-14 | Tom Winter
    Authorities in Boston arrested a man who allegedly stripped naked inside a women's restroom at Logan International Airport, climbed into a drop ceiling, crashed through and then attacked an 84-year-old man, state police said. A motive for the bizarre rampage, which played out at 11:58 a.m. Saturday at Logan’s Terminal C, is unknown. Cameron Shenk, 26, was arrested on several charges, including attempted murder, mayhem, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault on a police officer, and committing a lewd and lascivious act. The 84-year-old victim was hurt but his injuries are not life threatening, police said. A...
  • Proponents of the lesser of two evils, strike again!

    11/22/2014 6:40:53 PM PST · by nomad · 264 replies
    In the run up to the recent election, people who refused to vote for the lesser of two evils were attacked by the pro-rino crowd here. Well now that your precious GOPe has won and started their back stabbing, obozo`s amnesty comes to mind, what do you retardicans have to say?
  • BREAKING: 120,000+ sign petition supporting Duggars against media smear campaign; growing fast

    11/22/2014 8:01:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | John Jalsevac
    After just two days, a petition in support of the Duggar family is poised to overtake a separate petition on Change.org attacking the family for their conservative beliefs on the family that was launched in September, and that received a flurry of media coverage this week. The anti-Duggar petition criticizes Michelle Duggar, the mother of the large Christian family featured in TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," for opposing a "transgender" bill in Fayetteville, and demands that TLC yank the Duggars' who from the air. After large mainstream media outlets, including E!, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post, highlighted that...
  • Saudi Arabia outlaws ‘tempting eyes’

    11/21/2014 8:58:04 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    http://metro.co.uk/ ^ | 4 November 2014 | http://metro.co.uk/
    A new law in Saudi Arabia banning ‘tempting eyes’ has become the latest example of female oppression in the country. The law, which states that women with alluring eyes will be forced to wear a full veil, has been branded ‘stupid’ by dissenters and roundly criticised on social media, aina.org reports. Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, spokesman of the Saudi Arabian Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, said they ‘had the right’ to force women to cover their face.
  • Obama Golfs With Jeter In Vegas [Community Organizer Plays "At The Nicest Golf Resort In Las Vegas"]

    11/22/2014 5:43:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | November 22, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    Obama Golfs With Jeter In Vegas By Kevin Liptak, November 22, 2014 Las Vegas (CNN) -- President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas. Obama, the retired New York Yankees shortstop and two Las Vegas businessmen were playing golf at Shadow Creek, which describes itself as a "masterpiece" course "sculpted from the Nevada desert by renowned architect Tom Fazio." "Once the domain of only a privileged few, the natural splendor of this monument to the imagination and classic golf course design stands...
  • 'Django Unchained' Star Christoph Waltz As The New Villain For 'James Bond 24' Movie?..

    According to Variety, the highly anticipated spy [sic] movie "James Bond 24" already has a starting date! The film is about to shoot on Dec. 6 at Pinewoods Studios.
  • 22 November 1963

    11/22/2014 6:13:15 PM PST · by GOJPN · 140 replies
    22 November 2014 | GOJPN
    22 November 1963. 51 years ago. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing that day? I was in phys ed class and had just finished running the cross country course. As I walked up the locker room door, Coach Waite was sitting on the steps with his face in his hands. He was crying. I asked what was wrong and he told me that President Kennedy had been shot and killed. That was a bad day for me.
  • Hitler Learns About The 2014 Mid-Term Election

    11/22/2014 4:50:40 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 8, 2014 | steve6hay
    How did I miss this one? I never tire of this parody, which probably tells you a LOT more about me than you wanted to know! *SMIRK* Video at link. Hits most of the high points. :)
  • Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine breaks one-week-old NCAA record for one-game total (Adrian who?)

    11/22/2014 2:07:07 PM PST · by OKSooner · 19 replies
    none | 11-22-2014 | Vanity
    Today, playing at home against Kansas, OU TRUE FRESHMAN running back Samaje Perine broke the NCAA FBS series record, set just last week by Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon. Gordon's record, set last week against Nebraska, was 426 yards. Perine ran for 427 today, breaking not only the FBS single-game record, but passing the freshman season total for former Sooner player, including Joe Washington, Billy Sims, Marcus Dupree, Mike Gaddis and Spencer Tillman. Oh yeah some guy named Adrian... whatshisname...
  • Foxcatcher, 1 vanity opinion (may contain spoilers)

    11/22/2014 1:43:57 PM PST · by morphing libertarian · 27 replies
    Personal opinion | 11/22/2014 | Self
    Just got back from Foxcatcher and yes I'm a moviholic. Big build up for the three lead actors (Carrell, Tatum, and Ruffalo). If your comment is Who dat? You probably clicked onto the wrong thread. Save us all some time. Possible support nomination for Ruffalo and Tatum as the Schultz brothers, probably the two best known and influential collegiate and US Olympic wrestlers. Carrell plays John E. du Pont in a tour de force. Possiblly best actor nom. If you're used to the comic actor, the Office, 40 year old virgin etc., you may be very surprised at how well...
  • Frank Zappa's Apostrophe re-release is a 'must for any serious rock lover'

    11/22/2014 1:36:23 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 89 replies
    Express ^ | November 6, 2014 | Paul Stewart
    FANS of rock's most avant grade figure will adore this 40th anniversary re-release of his cult 1974 album [snip]
  • How Players at MIT Engineered a Football Team

    11/22/2014 11:23:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-21-14 | Ben Cohen
    This Season, the Engineers Are Going to Playoffs, but They Once Competed in Hand-Me-Downs CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—In the 1970s, on this campus known for scientific innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students engineered a rather unlikely experiment: a football team. MIT had no intercollegiate football squad at the time. The student body in 1901 voted 119-117 to discontinue it. So one day in 1978, a group of MIT students huddled and created a team that would play its first game that fall. No one else at the school had any clue. There were times when fielding a football team at MIT seemed...
  • What Executive Orders Will You Impose? Should This Now Be The #1 POTUS Debate Issue?

    11/22/2014 11:03:13 AM PST · by zencycler · 48 replies
    self | 11/22/2014 | self
    Maybe the best way to fight the Obama power grab is to show how it opens up the floodgates. So maybe all the GOP candidates should now start talking about what executive orders they would impose. After all, if we establish the precedent that the POTUS can flout the will of Congress by using EO's, then we would naturally start expecting presidents to use that to pursue their agenda, and we would want to know in advance for which issues they would likely consider using that new found power. So let's put that out there! If this precedent gets established,...
  • 12-year old hunter shoots mountain lion at 5 yards

    11/22/2014 8:57:50 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 77 replies
    Lone Star Outdoor News ^ | 11-14-14 | Conor Harrison
    Alyssa Caldwell and her father, Joshua, were heading to what they hoped would be a great spot for Alyssa to take a nice bull elk on the edge of a meadow in New Mexico's Unit 52, just south of the Colorado border. After hunting a makeshift aspen blind over a waterhole, dad and daughter decided to stalk to a meadow and see if any elk had come to feed lower on the mountain. However, after about 200 yards, Joshua realized he had forgotten the shooting sticks in the blind. "I decided to head back up to grab them and told...
  • Have The Russians Bugged Obama?

    11/22/2014 7:31:18 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    self | Novermber 22, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    We already know that the NSA bugged the phones of Angela Merkel and listened in to her conversations. However, what if the reverse were true: that the Russians did the same to Barack Obama. They sure have the technical expertise to do this. And if they tapped the phone of The One that means they tapped the phone of the one who gives the orders to The One, namely Valerie Jarret. In addition to phone tapping I am also wondering if actual conversations in the Oval office and other White House offices were bugged. No President since Nixon stupidly recorded...
  • Sony and Microsoft are giving you games, and GameStop isn't happy

    11/22/2014 7:24:34 AM PST · by wastedyears · 26 replies
    Polygon.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Colin Campbell
    http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/21/7265337/sony-and-microsoft-are-giving-you-games-and-gamestop-isnt-happy
  • So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

    11/22/2014 7:07:27 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    citylab ^ | 11-20-2014 | JOHN METCALFE
    San Francisco is a weird magnet for poop. Travel around the city in the grimmest of Easter Egg hunts, and you'll find turds basking on sidewalks, chilling in flower gardens, gumming up subway escalators—hell, you'll even find them littering the roof of a three-story building with no roof access. I assumed upon moving here this was the marking of irresponsible dog owners. I wish I could still believe that. But Jennifer Wong has torn the brown veil asunder with "(Human) Wasteland," a revolting map of all the anthropogenic excrement around San Francisco. Wong's venture into crappy cartography began with her...
  • Victoria police chief apologizes for ticket at soldier’s funeral

    11/22/2014 5:50:13 AM PST · by Don W · 31 replies
    Victoria Daily Times-Colonist ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Jeff Bell
    Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner wants to meet with the Integrated Road Safety Unit after a ticket issued by one of its members led to a storm of reaction on social media and in the community. Debbi Ferguson, a military veteran of 20 years, was pulled over by an IRSU officer as she and a number of other drivers accompanied the body of Pte. Steven Allen from Victoria International Airport to a funeral home on Remembrance Day. Allen, a 20-year-old Victoria High School graduate, died Nov. 3 in a training exercise in Wainwright, Alta. The traffic officer, a member of...
  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    11/22/2014 5:47:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Fox News / AP ^ | 11-22-2014
    Al-Zahrani will take part in a Saudi rehabilitation program for militants. He is the 13th prisoner released from Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh in just the past two weeks. Officials have said there will be additional releases in the coming weeks as part of a renewed push to close the prison where 142 men are now held
  • READ COPY OF SHERIFF ARPAIO'S LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA AMNESTY

    11/21/2014 7:49:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Scribnd.com ^ | November 21, 2014
    N THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Mr. JOE ARPAIO, Elected SHERIFF of Maricopa County, State of Arizona 550 West Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 Plaintiff, v. The Honorable BARACK OBAMA, individually and in his professional capacity as President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 and The Honorable JEH JOHNSON, individually and in his professional capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 12th & C Street SW Washington, D.C. 20024 and The Honorable LEON RODRIQUEZ, individually and in his professional capacity as Director of U.S. Citizenship and...
  • Fighting Obama's Immigration Action - What Can Red States Do?

    11/21/2014 4:42:00 PM PST · by zencycler · 23 replies
    self | 11/21/2004 | self
    Everyone's talking about what Congress might be able to do to fight Obama's recent executive order, but I was wondering whether any of the Red states could do something at the state level. For example, Hawaii's used to have a residency requirement for anyone who wanted to work in that state, which got thrown out because it put an unconstitutional restraint on the right of citizens to freely travel between the states. But such protection is not afforded to non-citizens. So how about a residency requirement that said only those who were qualified to work in the country - under...
  • Window washer plunges from downtown San Francisco building (And lives)

    11/21/2014 3:35:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Hamed Aleaziz and Kevin Fagan
    A window washer was critically injured Friday morning when he plunged from a building in downtown San Francisco, falling 11 floors before smashing onto the roof of a moving car, authorities said. The impact at California and Montgomery Streets caved in the roof, back window and trunk of a 2002 Toyota Camry, but the man was conscious when paramedics arrived.
  • Ferguson protesters could be Time’s 'Person of the Year'

    11/21/2014 2:55:47 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    kmov.com ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | KMOV.com Staff
    ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Ferguson protesters have emerged as contenders for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Other candidates for Time’s “Person of the Year” includes doctors treating Ebola patients in Africa, Pope Francis and Malala Yousafzai.
  • Planned Parenthood Letter: Abortion Won’t Threaten Your Relationship With God

    11/21/2014 12:54:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    life news ^ | 11/21/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business has frequently employed a clergy council to attempt to justify abortion to Christians and the religious community. In June, LifeNews exposed how the abortion giant issued a pastoral letter claiming the Bible justifies abortions. Planned Parenthood issued a “pastoral letter” through one of its political lobbying arms—the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board—saying that “many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion,” that “abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures,” that “there are clergy…from all religions who support women making this complex decision,” and that Planned Parenthood “will refer you to someone...
  • Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting

    11/21/2014 12:35:13 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11/21/14 | By Tim Reid
    Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand jury decide not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, protest...
  • Woman: I Talked to My Unborn Baby and “Made Peace With It” Before Aborting

    11/21/2014 11:44:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 58 replies
    life news ^ | 11/21/14 | Sarah Terzo
    A Planned Parenthood worker who got pregnant and chose to have an abortion said the following: “I felt this entity within me, flooding me with immense strength and love… While pregnant, there was also the feeling that I was never alone. I spent a lot of time lying on my bed with my hand on my belly letting the buzz of contentment vibrate through me…. I am selfish and I know it. I want to travel the world and be a perpetual student. I know that, from my perspective, having a child would mean giving up many of my dreams,...
  • House Republicans sue govt over Obamacare

    11/21/2014 9:37:26 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority. The lawsuit — filed against the secretaries of the Health and Human Services and Treasury Departments — focuses on two crucial aspects of the way the administration has put the Affordable Care Act into effect. The suit accuses the Obama administration of unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties. (Larger companies are defined as those with 50 or more employees.) The...