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  • 84% of Women Worldwide Dealt With Catcalls Before Age 17: Study

    05/28/2015 3:25:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | ERICA PEARSON
    Women the world over have to deal with “hey, baby” and worse from catcallers while walking on the sidewalk or riding the train — and most say the harassment started when they were girls. Street harassment is so common around the globe that 84% of women say they experienced it before turning 17, a new study found. More than half told researchers they have been fondled orgroped, according to the global online survey of more than 16,600 women, by anti-harassment group Hollaback! and Cornell University. “This is a global problem. This really points to the fact that it is a...
  • Anti-Islamic State Cartoon Contest Launched in Iran

    05/28/2015 12:36:40 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 2 replies
    vice.com/ ^ | 5/28/15 | Vice news
    Anti-Islamic State Cartoon Contest Launched in Iran January's deadly Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris and the Copenhagen shooting earlier this year that took place at a debate attended by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for depictions of the prophet Muhammad, seem to have not deterred Iranian officials from taunting terrorists and Islamic extremism. In fact, some in the country seem intent on escalating the situation with the launch of an anti-terrorist cartoon competition to lampoon the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group.
  • Angel Stadium food guide: Critic Brad A. Johnson offers what to eat (or not), how long it takes ...

    05/28/2015 11:42:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 28, 2015 | Brad A. Johnson
    Full title: Angel Stadium food guide: Critic Brad A. Johnson offers what to eat (or not), how long it takes and more I dined at every single food concession at Angel Stadium so that everyone else doesn’t have to. I found a great cheeseburger, some wretched barbecue and county-fair-worthy hand-dipped corn dogs. I learned that a fancy gourmet sausage topped with grilled onions is not better than the most basic, unadorned Angel Dog. I also realized that just because a concession carries the name of a famous chain, the product might bear little resemblance to the real deal. Here are...
  • Police and Society in America

    05/28/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by zeugma · 10 replies
    Self ^ | 5/28/2015 | Zeugma
    I apologise in advance for vanity and that this not being as organized as it could be. For the past several days I've been adding things to this, starting with a comment I made on another thread so it's a little disjointed. We've all seen a lot of noise in the news about 'police brutality'. Some of it is legitmate, some of it is just rabble-rousing by professional agitators and racists. Many discussions have been held here on FR about the validity and lack of same on each of the various situations. I've been trying to think about what is...
  • Face it, George Clooney sucks

    05/28/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Kyle Smith
    Face it, George Clooney sucks By Kyle Smith It’s time for Hollywood to face facts: George Clooney is not a star. If you matched them up head-to-head, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson would crush him — and I don’t just mean literally. Clooney’s latest is the gargantuan flop “Tomorrowland” — a $190 million bomb (not including $100 million or so in worldwide marketing costs) that looks like it’s going to gross a little more than half of that at the North American box office. It’s delicately being referred to as an underperformer because no one in Hollywood wants to hurt the...
  • After 20 Years, A SEAL Deploys To Civilian Life

    05/28/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 28, 2015 | Karl Rove
    Sent into combat zones 11 times, Brian O’Rourke now will be battling for veterans’ well-being.A week that Americans started by remembering those who gave all in our country’s service is a fitting time for Special Operations Chief Brian O’Rourke to retire from the Navy. He has been a SEAL for two decades, the last nine years with the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group—“DevGru,” commonly called SEAL Team Six. It has been a remarkable journey for Mr. O’Rourke, who entered the Naval Academy in 1990, bent on becoming a SEAL. Counselors suggested he switch to a less demanding major than...
  • Should Hacker Guccifer Be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize?

    05/28/2015 7:43:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    Self | May 28, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    He is currently sitting in a jail cell in Romania but shouldn't Hacker Guccifer be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? Think about it, his hacking of Sidney Blumenthal's email revealed that Hillary was using a private server. On top of that we found out via those hacked emails that Sid Vicious (who was paid $10,000 per month by the Clinton Foundation) was feeding Hillary some really bad information about Libya. As a result, Hillary worked to overthrow Qaaddafi who at the time posed NO threat to us. As a result we now have a Libya in chaos with terrorists...
  • Trump: I Know How to Defeat ISIS, but I'm Not Telling Yet

    05/28/2015 4:11:45 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:58 PM | By Greg Richter
    "He said Gens. Douglas MacArthur and George Patton are "spinning in their grave" over how the United States gives all the details of its military operations upfront." "If I run and if I win, I don't want the enemy to know what I'm going to do," Trump said." Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Donald-Trump-knows-defeat-ISIS/2015/05/27/id/647139/#ixzz3bQkqm5Ww
  • After 50 years, Pussy Galore returns in latest Bond novel..

    05/28/2015 3:02:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Daily mail UK ^ | 05.28.2015
    After 50 years, Pussy Galore returns in latest Bond novel: New Anthony Horowitz book begins two weeks after end of Goldfinger mission Anthony Horowitz writing novel about James Bond temptress Pussy Galore. The story, called Trigger Mortis, is latest instalment in series based on 007 New book will begin in 1957 – just two weeks after the end of Goldfinger
  • Donald Trump Calls Michelle Malkin A ‘Dummy,’ Malkin Fires Back By Calling Him A Fake Conservative

    05/28/2015 2:17:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    Medialite ^ | 9:29 pm, October 25th, 2012 | by Josh Feldman
    Whoa. Sorry to say this, but I have a negative article to post about Donald Trump today. Donald apparently had a dust-up with Michelle Malkin recently. Michelle Malkin. Worse it appears Donald started the dust-up. Although it appears both got involved. Very bad move, Donald. I'm going with Michelle Malkin, 100%, on this. If you had any sense Donald, you would apologize to the lady, and admit you were clearly out of bounds. On this, and her. Just my opinion. Donald, apologize to the lady! She's right, and you're wrong. I'm serious. You messed up this time.
  • Pit Bull Plays Hero in Antioch Hostage Situation

    05/27/2015 8:11:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/27 | Kim Yokenaka
    An unlikely hero emerged during Wednesday’s hostage situation in Antioch: Two witnesses tell NBC Bay Area, if it wasn't for their dog, Cash, things may have turned out differently. The two women said they came face to face with the suspect. They say he tried to carjack them, but their 7-year-old pit bull scared him away. “It was surreal,” Tammy Jones said. ”We were on our knees, praying, crying and saying 'this is really happening right now.'" Jones said she and a friend were at the ARCO gas station on Contra Loma Boulevard about noon, when they saw a car...
  • I have a question for all of you...

    05/27/2015 7:17:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies
    BTLD | 5/27/15 | BTLD
    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
  • Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on air

    05/27/2015 4:25:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-26-2015 | Reporting by Annabella Pultz Nielsen; Writing by Sabina Zawadzki; Editing by Larry King
    A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to show the hypocrisy of animal lovers. The host, Asger Juhl, killed the baby rabbit, called Allan, "according to careful instructions by a professional animal caretaker from a Danish zoo", station 24/7 said on Tuesday. He later took the rabbit home, skinned it and cooked it. Monday's show caused a storm on social media, with many Danes outraged. "They are sick. Euw! THEY should have a bicycle pump in...
  • RAMOS CAN STAY, BUT MATT LAUER HAS TO GO

    05/27/2015 3:35:36 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies
    .anncoulter.com/ ^ | 5/27/15 | Ann coulter
    RAMOS CAN STAY, BUT MATT LAUER HAS TO GO May 27, 2015 I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do! I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I've already written 10 New York Times best-sellers -- I'd be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal -- but can't get an interview on ABC, NBC or CBS. Only Mexican-born Jorge Ramos would interview me on his Fusion network. Yay, Jorge! After a spellbinding interview, Ramos ended by asking this excellent question -- which...
  • Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' stars in videos for Michigan skilled trades initiative

    05/27/2015 2:46:33 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Emily Lawler
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- Mike Rowe made dirty jobs look cool. Can he do the same for the tool and die industry? The state today at the Mackinac Policy Conference annouced a partnership with Rowe and his foundation, mikeroweWorks, to produce videos that show students skilled trades are sustainable, good career paths. Rowe's videos, targeted to middle and high school students, will highlight industries like tool and die, health care, construction and welding. "Closing the skills gap is not about creating opportunity. It's about making sure that people understand all of the opportunities that currently exist," Rowe said Wednesday. "Michigan...
  • Hillary Brings Back Southern Twang for South Carolina Visit

    05/27/2015 2:01:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 44 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 5/27/15 | BY DANIEL HALPER
    Hillary Brings Back Southern Twang for South Carolina Visit BY DANIEL HALPER Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was born in Illinois and represented New York in the U.S. Senate, has brought back her Southern accent for her speech today in South Carolina:
  • Taco Bell, KFC may try home delivery

    05/27/2015 12:41:19 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    fortune ^ | 5-27-2015 | John Kell
    Yum Brands operates three fast-food restaurant giants: KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Of those, only Pizza Hut has a well-established delivery business. Taco Bell and KFC could soon be next. Yum ( YUM ) Chief Executive Greg Creed told analysts on Wednesday that there is potential for food delivery across all three of its chains, saying Taco Bell delivery in particular could be “a massive sales driver for the brand.” “What we want to do is get into a test, probably a couple of stores near a couple of college campuses,” Creed said. At-home delivery makes up a tiny...
  • Cape Coral, Florida, man in kayak reels in 552-pound Goliath Grouper

    05/27/2015 7:49:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    wptv ^ | May 27, 2015
    A man in Southwest Florida has quite a fish story to tell! Jon Black from the Crazy Lure Tackle shop in Cape Coral caught what he says is "the largest bottom fish ever from a kayak" in Sanibel, Fla. The YouTube post says the fish measured at 83 inches long and more than 73 inches in girth. They estimate it weighed 552 pounds. Not a bad haul from a kayak with a small fishing pole!
  • Fore! Ivanka Trump's sundress gets caught in a breeze as she shows off her impressive swing ...

    05/27/2015 5:12:27 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 21:45 EST, 26 May 2015 | Updated: 03:17 EST, 27 May 2015 | By Heather Waugh for MailOnline
    OK I didn't see any interesting Donald Trump articles today, but there's a good one on his daugher: "Fore! Ivanka Trump's sundress gets caught in a breeze as she shows off her impressive swing at New York golf course opening" (had to shorten the title, to fit) Actually she's got an adorable family: 7 photos down Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3098533/Ivanka-Trump-s-sundress-caught-breeze-shows-impressive-swing-New-York-golf-course-opening.html#ixzz3bL9GZYWL Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

    05/26/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amber Phillips
    President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Texas and 25 other states have sued to have it shelved. The drama is sure to ensue for months, writes the Post's...
  • Remember when Jim Bob Duggar said incest should be punishable by death?

    05/26/2015 7:39:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 26 May 2015 | Scott Sutton
    After last week’s shocking admission that he’d molested his sisters as a teenager, former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar has put his parents in quite a pickle. While Josh has (deservedly) received plenty of backlash from his admission, his parents have also come under heavy scrutiny for how they have handled the situation. ..... However, it’s worth noting where Jim Bob, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2002, actually stands on the issue of incest and rape — or at least what he told the public while he was running for office. According to Gawker, who...
  • The GOP's Donald Trump problem (slightly biased article, but a good read)

    05/26/2015 5:52:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2015 | 5:00 am | By Daniel Allott
    It only takes the author until the first sentence of the third paragraph to clearly state what this article is about: "Whether or not Trump ultimately runs, he is likely to play a prominent role in 2016. That's bad news for Republicans." I know there are those right here on this site who agree with that, but there are those on this site, who do not agree with that. Let Trump state his case. It is a strong one, in my opinion. Quoting here: (further down in the article) "There are three main reasons why so many conservatives revere Trump....
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    belmontstakes.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • McConnell says he expects to maintain but not grow the Senate's Republican majority next year

    05/26/2015 2:11:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 5-26-2015 | AP
    <p>Mitch McConnell says he expects to maintain but not grow the U.S. Senate's Republican majority next year.</p> <p>The Senate majority leader said Tuesday the GOP's chances of gaining seats are "pretty slim" because Republicans must defend 24 seats compared to the Democrats' 10. Plus, Republicans will field candidates in several states dominated by the presidential election, including New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois. He said Republicans "regretfully" have an open seat in Florida because Marco Rubio is running for president and not re-election at the same time, as McConnell's fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul plans to do.</p>
  • Swimmer carrying rock drowns on (his 21st) birthday

    05/26/2015 1:25:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/26/15 | Mike Moffitt
    A swimmer trying cross a wildlife-area pond while holding a large rock drowned Monday in Oroville. California Highway Patrol officers said Austin Harr of Gridley was celebrating his 21st birthday with a swim at the dredger ponds when he sank below the surface about 5 p.m.
  • Chinese beekeeper breaks record for being covered in bees (Video)

    05/26/2015 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5-26-2015 | Charlotte Krol, video source ITN
    A Chinese man set a new world record on Monday for the amount of bees covering a human. An astounding 109.05 kg of bees clung onto Gao Bingguo, who has been a beekeeper for more than 30 years. The brave record-holder from China's Shandong province asked his colleagues to pour the bees over him. They attached a dozen queen bees to help attract even more buzzy beings. Another Chinese man had set the previous world record of 83.5 kg. It's estimated Mr Goa was covered in 1.1 million bees.
  • Why I started Australia's 'tampon tax' campaign

    05/26/2015 1:03:48 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    bbc ^ | 5-26-2015
    The Australian treasurer Joe Hockey is to ask state and territory governments to remove the consumption tax on tampons and other sanitary products. The move was prompted after an online petition asking the government to stop taxing a "bodily function" attracted about 90,000 signatures. Student Subeta Vimalarajah explains why she has taken on the government. I was born in Sri Lanka and came to Australia with my parents when I was one. I was interested in politics from a young age, but it wasn't until I got to Sydney University and started living in Newtown that I actualised my passion...
  • Michelle Obama tells Oberlin College graduates to ‘shape the revolutions of your time’

    05/26/2015 12:19:44 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 5/26/15 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Michelle Obama tells Oberlin College graduates to ‘shape the revolutions of your time’ BY ADAM EDELMAN First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged graduates at Oberlin College on Sunday to “rise above the noise and shape the revolutions of your time." Speaking at the commencement ceremony for the northeastern Ohio liberal arts college, Obama urged graduates to “actively seek out the most contentious, polarized, gridlocked places you can find” and lay the groundwork for change. “Because so often, throughout our history,” Obama said, “those have been the places where progress really happens — the places where minds are changed, lives transformed, where...
  • Five Things To Learn from the Biker Gang Gunfight in Waco

    05/26/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 62 replies
    Gunsamerica ^ | 5/26/15 | Blannelberry
    <p>Nine people were killed and 18 people were injured Sunday in a motorcycle gang gunfight outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas.</p> <p>Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton described the incident to local media, thusly, “It is one of the most violent scenes I’ve seen in my 34 years as a police officer in Waco.”</p>
  • Adios, America! The Left's Plan to Turn US Into a Third World Hell Hole (Coulter's new book)

    05/25/2015 7:10:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 187 replies
    Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants—all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart. Applying her trademark biting humor to the disaster that is U.S. immigration policy, Coulter proves that immigration is the most important issue facing America today.
  • ‘ObamaCare is penalizing me for pursuing my dreams!’

    05/25/2015 6:12:30 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda
    Ny Post ^ | 5/25/15 | By Gabrielle Gray
    ‘ObamaCare is penalizing me for pursuing my dreams!’ In a Midtown specialist’s office, I confessed the secret that’s been weighing on my mind. “My health insurance expires at the end of May,” I told the doctor. I had a lot of questions for him: How much does an uninsured visit cost? What is the fewest number of follow-ups we can do this year? Do you have payment plans available to patients paying cash? I’ve been down the uninsured path before, having spent my post-college years waiting tables and freelance writing. I know the risks involved, but I also know what...
  • Four children hurt when waterspout lifts bounce house on Fort Lauderdale Beach

    05/25/2015 2:21:41 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 25 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 2:47 pm, May 25, 2015 | Mike Clary
    <p>Four children were injured — one seriously — on Monday when a waterspout spun ashore and lifted a bounce house that was set up near the basketball court on Fort Lauderdale Beach, authorities said.</p> <p>All four children were taken to Broward Health Medical Center about 12:30 p.m., said Deputy Chief Timothy Heiser of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.</p>
  • Addendum to Weekly Cooking Thread

    05/25/2015 4:33:22 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 58 replies
    Forgive me, but I had to post an 'extra' this week! A while back there was a discussion about peeling hard-boiled eggs. ( I think I mentioned that the only time I wound up without pock-marked eggs was when I *wasn't* making them for a party. My party eggs are always ugly.) In the interim, I found something on the 'net, and decided to try it today. I wasn't expecting much, because I haven't had luck with any of the other suggestions that are out there. But, this is amazing! All of my eggs but one came out almost perfect,...
  • Bush Discovers Fire

    05/25/2015 3:49:46 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11, 2007 | YouTube "armadilloze"
    "Bush is mesmerized by a common grocery store checkout scanner in 1992. This was LONG after scanners were introduced in 1980. "Some say" this is an "urban legend," but you decide. Sorry, source file was only 160x120, not too sharp."
  • Campaign money. What happens to it?

    05/25/2015 2:53:25 PM PDT · by Casual · 20 replies
    Vanity | 5/25/2015 | Me
    So there are around 20 Repubs running for President all raising money. What happens to their money when they stop running? Does it go to the Clinton Fund?
  • Colt Python - Nickle...Opinions

    05/25/2015 2:06:07 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 123 replies
    Only me | 5/25/15 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.... I need some input on a handgun. I was gifted a Colt Python (.357 magnum) from my father. I'd like to know what this thing is worth.
  • How was Memorial Day in your area?

    05/25/2015 12:42:06 PM PDT · by ThomasThomas · 37 replies
    Me ^ | Today | Thomas
    What did your city do for Memorial Day? This is what happen where I live. I don't think we can post from the local paper so I used West Coast Thunder Facebook page. They road though where I live today. I'll try to post most of my pictures when I get home. But for now
  • Remembering Those Who Sacrificed All in the Global War on Climate Change (a little pictoral)

    05/25/2015 12:26:40 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    now | self
  • The GOP's debate problem (Mainstream Media's obligatory Trump slam included)

    05/25/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/24/15 7:00 PM EDT Updated 5/25/15 12:36 PM EDT | By Eli Stokols
    CONCORD, N.H. — For weeks, Rick Santorum has tried to shake every last hand in Iowa and New Hampshire. Lindsey Graham has been shuttling up to New Hampshire almost every other weekend to meet with small groups of voters. Carly Fiorina and Rick Perry have been getting rave reviews from their crowds in a number of the early states. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/the-gops-debate-problem-118259.html#ixzz3bAuRRlK4
  • Do we really want to remember our heroes on Memorial Day?

    05/25/2015 10:48:10 AM PDT · by ProfDavidASmith · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David A. Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? Not just to claim to one day per year, but really to do so in a meaningful way? If by remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can remember those who have given their lives in war.
  • Memorial Day Address By President Reagan

    05/25/2015 10:02:13 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-15-15 | Big Reggie
    One of the most stirring Memorial Day speeches given by an American president wasn’t even intended as a Memorial Day speech. It was Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural “We are Americans” address, in which he described the American hero. “Those who say we’re in a time when there are no heroes — they just don’t know where to look,” he said. “The sloping hills of Arlington National Cemetery, with its row upon row of simple white markers bearing crosses or Stars of David, they add up to only a tiny fraction of the price that has been paid for our freedom.”...
  • The newest liberal idiocy: Segregating 3rd-graders

    05/25/2015 9:40:59 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/25/15 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    The newest liberal idiocy: Segregating 3rd-graders by Naomi Schaefer Riley “Can racism be stopped in the third grade?” That’s the question asked in this week’s New York Magazine cover story by journalist Lisa Miller. The short answer, of course, is that it all depends on how you define racism. At the Fieldston Lower School, a $43,000-per-year Riverdale institution, the administration sees racism everywhere. Just consider the “microaggressions” that have been uncovered. According to the piece: “A girl puts her hands in another girl’s hair; a boy asks his Asian friend where he’s really from. A number of years ago, a...
  • Reagan- America Is The Last Stand On Earth

    05/25/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/25/15
    Ronald Reagan tells it like it is, America is the last stand on earth. If the US is taken over then the planet is lost. A Time for Choosing speech Oct 27, 1964 excerpt
  • Forget boobs and long legs: what men really look for in women

    05/25/2015 5:58:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 181 replies
    Men value intelligence in women far above large breasts and long legs, a Cambridge evolutionary biologist has claimed. Although having a large bust and never-ending pins are deemed by western culture as the epitome of femininity, when choosing a mother for their children, men look for brains first, Professor David Bainbridge, of the University of Cambridge said that intelligence is by far the most attractive quality for men looking for a long term partner because it demonstrates that his chosen partner is likely to be a responsible parent.
  • Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

    05/24/2015 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/24/2015 | SHASHANK BENGALI
    He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in order to extract information from a woman, took her to bed. "While he did not take much pleasure in the act," Wirathu said, "he did it for his country." His questionable reading of Bond aside, the firebrand Wirathu firmly says he is defending Myanmar against the people he...
  • Marty (1953) starring Rod Steiger (debuted 62 years tonight)

    05/24/2015 7:16:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | may 24, 1953
    Marty is a 1953 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky. It was telecast live May 24, 1953, on The Philco Television Playhouse with Rod Steiger in the title role and Nancy Marchand, in her television debut, playing opposite him as Clara. Chayefsky's story of a decent, hard-working Bronx butcher, pining for the company of a woman in his life but despairing of ever finding true love in a relationship, was produced by Fred Coe with associate producer Gordon Duff. Was remade into a theatrical movie starring Ernest Borgnine
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/24 7-11 PM EST

    05/24/2015 2:40:47 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 38 replies
    WAMU ^ | May 24, 2015 | 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 Live Info *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow. Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread. http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Why Shirley Bassey is horrified by today's pop stars

    05/24/2015 12:46:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 66 replies
    Dame Shirley Bassey lives a solitary, almost mysterious life of luxurious semi-exile, earned over six decades of stardom, and sweetened by a rare ability to speak out when it matters. Last week, Shirley’s attention was caught by the phenomenon of female singers wearing revealing outfits at galas and premieres. The Dame did not approve
  • Hillary Clinton: We need to redefine what free speech means(satire)

    05/24/2015 12:33:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5-24-15 | Chedoh
    Hillary Clinton released an announcement over Memorial Day weekend on her Facebook page, saying that what we may think of as "free speech" can be hurtful towards other Americans, and we should put more effort into monitoring what we and others say to avoid painful dialogues, especially on the internet. "There is a problem in this country when people, mostly right-wing bigots, can easily inflict pain and suffering towards others through hurtful words and objections against alternative lifestyles and political stances. You often see it on Facebook and other forms of social media, where they are constantly spewing hate and...
  • The Duggar Family Homeschooling Curriculum Deals With Sexual Abuse In Disturbing Manner

    05/24/2015 10:02:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies
    inquistr.com ^ | 5.22.2015 | inquistr
    But the curriculum he developed is still in place. To begin with, the lessons seem to remove blame from the perpetrator and instead shift it onto the victim, as well as the parents. In one example, where a boy molests his younger sisters, the sisters are condemned for dressing immodestly, and the parents are also shamed for “exposing the boy to temptation” through the act of having him change his sister’s diapers. “Modesty was a factor. It was not at the level it should have been in my family. It was not uncommon for my younger siblings to come out...