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  • Sheppy Smith is now a meteorologist

    01/26/2015 7:36:32 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 98 replies
    01-26-2015 | Me
    They cancelled Hannity tonight for some dude that looks like a queen bee to tell me it's gonna snow in the northeast.
  • Basic Supplies for a Winter Snow-Storm Power Outage

    01/26/2015 6:52:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Modern Survival ^ | 11/4/11 | Ken Jorgustin
    Here are a few of the basic items that you may want on-hand while in ‘survival mode’ during a winter snow-storm power outage situation. These are very minimal considerations, but they at least should provide a small amount of comfort inside your home, and will hopefully get you thinking about other items to have on hand.
  • Consumer Reports: Best TVs for the Super Bowl

    01/26/2015 6:31:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 1-26-15 | unattributed
    A sports bar is a great place to watch the big game. But if you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports has complete buying advice. Its testers say a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd. Testers in Consumer Reports’ labs size up hundreds of TVs every year. Also important is a set that delivers a wide viewing angle. When you’re watching a big game with a crowd of friends, not everyone is going to get that great seat front and center. One of the concerns...
  • Untouched for decades: Photographer takes amazing series of images of perfectly preserved home

    01/26/2015 4:59:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | january 26, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman 
    With polished silverware still in the kitchen drawers and outdated toiletries sitting on a dusty dressing table, these incredible photographs show a perfectly preserved home that was abandoned by its owners decades ago. From the retro patterned wallpaper to the well out-of-date food in the pantry, the dilapidated home in Ontario, Canada, is a remarkable time capsule. An urban explorer called Dave made the stunning discovery while he was looking at abandoned properties in his home province - and documented his findings on his website Freaktography.  'The sight upon entering this house was eerie, breath-taking and weird,' he said. 'There is...
  • She Killed Her Baby in an Illegal Abortion: “It Was the Best Decision I Ever Made”

    01/26/2015 4:54:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/26/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In the United States, one in four women are victims of domestic abuse, which is why some abortion advocates argue that women need “safe and legal abortion care.” In fact, they believe that abortion is a life-saving option because pregnancy can tether women to violent men. Tragically, a recent example of this argument appeared in the article, “I Gave Myself an Illegal Abortion after My Boyfriend Forced Me to Get Pregnant.” A woman named Kaity shared that she had an illegal abortion after her abusive boyfriend forced her to get pregnant. She writes, “Shane didn’t like to use condoms. He...
  • Former Hollywood exec: Cosby drugged and raped me

    01/26/2015 4:25:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2015 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Former Hollywood executive Cindra Ladd, the wife of “Braveheart” producer Alan Ladd Jr., alleges that embattled comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969.
  • Dr. Antony Levatino Converts from Abortionist to Pro-Life Leader

    01/26/2015 3:45:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    aleteia.org ^ | January 26, 2015 | Mark Stricherz
    WASHINGTON – As he walked up Pennsylvania Avenue on the northeast side of the Capitol Thursday afternoon, Dr. Anthony Levatino looked back at thousands of people behind him in the bright sunshine and felt a jaunty solidarity with his fellow marchers. “They never judged anyone. They never judged anyone with a deformity,” Levatino said, standing a few feet from the white marble steps of the Supreme Court. Forgive the overstatement. Levatino’s life has undergone a 180-degree change. Levatino was an abortion doctor. Now he is a pro-life gynecologist. Levatino said he is at peace with the transformation. Standing on a...
  • Students respond to Obama’s State of the Union address

    01/26/2015 12:50:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    The UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 1/26/15 | Simon
    Speaking to a Republican-controlled Congress for the first time since he took office, President Barack Obama emboldened millions of Americans and showed us how the country’s future must be re-written. In essence, Obama gave two speeches, each of which tells the fate of two separate unions. The first one focused on a nation of healers and how our worst days are behind us. And rightfully so. With over 240,000 private sector jobs added per month in 2014, an unemployment of 5.6 percent, the lowest it has been in six years, gas prices nearly $2 a gallon and the highest high...
  • Amorous New Yorkers seek 'blizzard buddies'

    01/26/2015 12:40:43 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    wsbt / cnn ^ | 1-26-2015 | Brandon Griggs
    (CNN) - Forget the bread and milk. Some snowbound New Yorkers are seeking a more, er, intimate kind of nourishment. With the Northeast U.S. bracing for a massive storm that's expected to drop up to 3 feet of snow before it ends Tuesday, a flurry of New Yorkers are placing online ads seeking "blizzard buddies" for companionship, snuggling and, in so many words, sex. A search of Craiglist's recent personal ads for "snow" or "blizzard" turns up scores of New York-area listings -- many not safe for work -- from city dwellers looking for someone to hook up with while...
  • Obama and Churchill – Why The Baloney Rejects The Grinder

    01/26/2015 12:11:15 PM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 01/26/2015 | Don Feder
    Last Wednesday, President Obama gave his latest installment of the big lie – his State of the Union address. Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of one of history's true giants – Winston Churchill. Obama would need stilts to achieve pygmy stature. Could two democratically elected leaders provide more of a contrast? Churchill was in office for most of four decades before becoming Britain's wartime prime minister – including serving in the House of Commons, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, First Lord of the Admiralty (in both World Wars) and Colonial Secretary. Obama spent less than two years...
  • Miss USA's message of peace and love to terrorists widely mocked

    01/26/2015 10:56:06 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/26/2015
    "I know as Miss USA I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace, and I would do my very best to spread that message to them and everyone else in the world."
  • Nobel winner: Germany's the problem, not Greece

    01/26/2015 10:47:29 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    cnbc ^ | 1-26-2015
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC on Monday that the euro zone should stay together but if it breaks apart, it would be better for Germany to leave than for Greece. "While it was an experiment to bring them together, nothing has divided Europe as much as the euro," Stiglitz said in a " Squawk Box " interview. The risk of a sovereign default in Greece has increased after the anti-austerity party Syriza won Sunday's snap elections, raising concerns over the possibility of a Greek exit from the euro zone. Greece is not the only economy struggling under the...
  • Man shoots self outside News Corp building in NYC

    01/26/2015 8:12:10 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/26/2015 | Yaron Steinbuch, Dana Sauchelli and Chris Perez
    A man protesting Fox News shot himself in the chest and was critically injured Monday outside of the News Corp. building in midtown, authorities and sources said. The man, who was not identified, was found just before 9 a.m. sitting slumped outside of the building on Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street, cops and witnesses said. Police at the scene said that the man apparently shot himself with a small-caliber pistol, which was found on the ground next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, cops said. Prior to the shooting, the man was heard protesting...
  • Sam Adams...Urban Ninja

    01/26/2015 7:59:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    Self | January 26, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    The title of this thread is why I can't watch any more episodes of the History Channel's "Sons of Liberty." In their need to appeal to modern young audiences, they turned Sam Adams into a sort of modern urban Ninja warrior. After watching that scene of Sam Adams doing fancy gymnastics flipping around and hopping from rooftop to rooftop pretty much soured me on this series. The only possible good result from "Sons of Liberty" would be a TV parody of it. Hey, why not flash an "S" signal into the clouds to signal that the services of Sam Adams,...
  • SB 122 Smokeless Powder and Primer Manufacture in Montana

    01/26/2015 6:49:22 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 6 replies
    There is a serious threat to our right to bear arms because of narrow, monolithic and federally-controlled manufacture of essential ammunition components, smokeless powder (propellant), primers and cartridge brass. For example, there are only two manufacturers of smokeless powder in the U.S., one plant owned by defense contractor General Dynamics and another owned by defense contractor Alliant Systems (ATK). All other smokeless powder used in the U.S. is imported, and subject to immediate and arbitrary import restrictions. And, General Dynamics and Alliant Systems are subject to a standard condition of military contracts that 100% of their production may be commandeered...
  • Best place to get primers, powder and bullets for reloading?

    01/26/2015 4:59:59 AM PST · by kyperman · 29 replies
    1/26/2015 | kyperman
    I am thinking about getting into reloading, want to know where the best place to buy supplies is...websites, etc....not that I have any guns, all lost is that stupid boating accident years ago.
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 26, 2015

    01/26/2015 4:05:10 AM PST · by GregB · 6 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, 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!
  • Former Shell President Hofmeister Sees Oil at $80 by the Summer

    01/25/2015 10:49:41 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    The Street ^ | 1-22-2015 | Michelle Rama-Poccia
    When a massive truck slams on the brakes to avoid a crash, it takes awhile for it to get back up to highway speed again. That, in essence, is the problem oil companies will face when they want to increase production if supplies start to fall short. The selloff in crude oil has put drilling on hold. Unless more drilling resumes soon, a surplus of 1 million barrels a day will be exhausted. John Hofmeister, a former president at Royal Dutch Shell , predicts that will happen by the summer and will send prices up to $80 a barrel. "When that cost correction...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother: 'stop pretending'

    01/25/2015 9:23:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | January 23, 2015 | Corey Stern
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sybrina Fulton is not a household name. But her son, Trayvon Martin, certainly is. Fulton, the mother of the teen who was fatally shot in 2012, took part in Penn's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Commemoration on Jan. 22 for an evening of awards, musical performances and a panel discussion. The crowd rose to their feet when Fulton was introduced at Irvine Auditorium. Many Penn community members and West Philadelphia residents were eager to hear from the woman whose son’s death has gained worldwide attention over the past several years. “It’s still very painful for me. But I know...
  • Rape and the taking of life

    01/25/2015 9:16:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Clinicquotes.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    From a woman who had two abortions, one after rape: “Had I been told the truth about the risks that I was taking with my body and about the developing persons inside of me, I know that I would not have made the decision to destroy life. There are those people who can deliberately take the life of another person, but that is not my nature. Yet I must live with the truth, because that is what I have done. I still feel that I probably couldn’t have loved that child conceived of rape, but there are so many people...
  • Scheduled by her boyfriend to abort at Planned Parenthood, this young woman chose life

    01/25/2015 9:10:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Molly* – a beautiful girl with a sweet smile and an easy laugh – grew up in a Christian home. Taught to save sex for marriage, she changed her mind after she’d been dating Darren*. He said he loved her, and in her words, she “gave in.” Molly shares about the day she knew she was pregnant: One day I just knew I was pregnant and I told Darren I needed a test. We went to Target, and I went into the bathroom there and saw the positive test sign. Thoughts started swarming in my head and my heart. What...
  • Happy anniversary abortion – vid

    01/25/2015 8:49:34 PM PST · by Morgana
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 24, 2015 | saynsumthn
    On the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in America, the Center for Reproductive Rights uploaded this provocative video, featuring Mehcad Brooks. VIDEO ON LINK Happy Anniversary Center for Repro Rights Needless to say, they received a great deal of criticism for it and eventually removed it. In response, AlfonZo Rachel, uploaded this video: VIDEO ON LINK This week marked the 42nd year of abortion on demand.
  • Out of Line...Or Funny, You Decide

    01/25/2015 7:57:45 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 14 replies
    1-25-15 | self
    Sometimes something just jumps out at you and you have to say it.
  • JI holds ‘million march’ in Karachi, Lahore

    01/25/2015 5:41:08 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    thenews.com.pk/ ^ | 1-26-2015
    According to police estimates, the Karachi rally was attended by some 25,000 people. Protesters shouted slogans including “death to France”, “death to the blasphemers” and “(We are) ready to sacrifice our life for the Holy Prophet (PBUH)”, as anger remains potent over the magazine’s repeated depiction of the Prophet (PBUH). Speaking at the protest, JI chief Sirajul Haq demanded Pakistan call a meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a group of Muslim countries, and urged the United Nations “to curb the menace of blasphemy” through changes in international law. “In Paris hundreds of thousands of people came...
  • 2 arriving planes evacuated at Seattle-Tacoma International; officials cite 'security concern'

    01/25/2015 5:27:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    SEATAC, Washington — Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern." Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon. Cooper said that out of an abundance of caution, passengers were bused to their gates from the airport's third runway. He said the matter was under investigation and he did not have further details. The evacuations come a day after bomb threats targeted two jets bound for Atlanta,...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 1/25 7-11pm est

    01/25/2015 2:29:20 PM PST · by Vision · 21 replies
    WAMU ^ | 1/25/15 | 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/
  • Clinic worker on prepping abortion rooms: speed was more important than cleanliness

    01/25/2015 11:18:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    From former clinic worker Catherine Adair:] One of my jobs as a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood was to clean the room in between abortions. I clearly remember how quickly we were required to work so that the doctors didn’t have to wait for the next abortion. I was never trained on OSHA regulations -speed was more important than being thorough. Blood spatter was often in the wall, floor and table when the next woman came in for her abortion. It disgusted me and I always wondered what the woman coming in thought and if she noticed it. Abortion clinics...
  • Biden to Doctors: Obamacare Settled It, Health Care is a ‘Right’

    01/25/2015 10:52:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up his California visit on Friday by telling doctors that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, had “ended the debate” about whether health care is a privilege or a right, according to the Orange County Register. Biden was speaking to the Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, congratulating doctors on a rapid reduction in the rate of hospital-borne infections in recent years. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also spoke to the meeting. There is no provision in the Constitution or in the text of the Obamacare bill that refers to health care as a...
  • The Negative Aspects of a "Cashless" Society

    01/25/2015 9:05:00 AM PST · by Scooter100 · 62 replies
    Scooter100
    The current rumblings about a "cashless" society are troubling. Currently, I like the anonymity of cash and I typically pay cash for all items under about $200....books, magazines, pharmacy, liquor store, groceries, tips, etc. What will YOU miss if we lose our traditional currency? (I'll start the ball rolling...) - How do I pay the neighbor's kid for mowing my lawn?
  • Need Help Finding Original Sacred Sisterhood Of Wonderful Wacky Women Mugs [Vanity]

    01/25/2015 8:49:08 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 13 replies
    1/25/15 | self
    I am trying to purchase new original Sacred Sisterhood Of Wonderful Wacky Women Mugs and they seem to have gone off the radar - just since Christmas. The inscription on the inside reads, "Forever Friends Kindred Spirits." Everything seems to be out-of-stock on-line, with caveats that they may no longer be available. So, I a wondering if anyone on FR knows of a Mom-And-Pop specialty shop that carries them. Any help is appreciated.
  • So - you think America has a gun problem?

    01/25/2015 8:26:20 AM PST · by DBCJR · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Bill Whittle
    No matter how intelligent you are about "gun control" you might want to hear the "facts". Yes, as Liam Neeson hypocritically derided America, we are the #1 nation in per capita gun ownership. Now, the rest of the story: that doesn't mean what you think it means. Hear the facts: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=806713486044197&fref=nf
  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

    01/25/2015 7:58:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | AP
    SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday. The necropsy found large, deep gashes on the whale's right side and back, indicating the cause of death. The gashes extended into the whale's body cavity and the propeller's force had sheared off one of its ribs.
  • Apple iPhone Grabbing 50 Percent of Smartphone Activations

    01/25/2015 6:40:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 01/24/15 | Quinten Plummer,
    A new smartphone market report reveals Apple is dominating as iPhones represented nearly half of the new device activations in the fourth quarter of 2014. "Apple had virtually double the sales of Samsung, and five times that of LG. No other brand accounted for as much as 5 percent of U.S. sales," says Lowitz. "The Amazon Fire and Blackberry smartphones registered slight share, which we attribute to random sample fluctuation as much as actual sales." The report found iPhone activations nearly doubled from the previously quarter. Apple smartphones accounted for about 28 percent of new activations in third quarter of...
  • New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter

    01/25/2015 3:31:37 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    bbc ^ | 1-25-2015 | Jonathan Amos
    The mission to Pluto is being billed as the last great encounter in planetary exploration. It is one of the first opportunities to study a dwarf planet up close. The pictures are critical to enable the New Horizons probe to position itself for a closer fly-by later this year. As the probe is still 200 million km away, Pluto will be hardly discernable in the images - just a speck of light against the stars. But the mission team says this view is needed to help line up the spacecraft correctly for its fly-by on 14 July. "Optical navigation is...
  • 'Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit

    01/25/2015 2:40:21 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-25-2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    “The most important tax reform we can do is abolish the IRS,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told the fired-up audience. The firebrand senator compared the EPA to a locust and got a huge reaction when he demanded to “repeal every word of ObamaCare.” Sarah Palin, too, after telling reporters she’s thinking about a 2016 run, laced her speech with snappy one-liners as she lit into the current president. Of Obama, she said: “America, he’s just not that into you.” The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee also knocked the idea of a Hillary Clinton run. “Hey Iowa, can anyone stop Hillary?...
  • Any freepers play battlefield 4?

    01/24/2015 10:00:39 PM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 42 replies
    today | me
    Any freepers play battlefield 4, pm me with your psn Id and maybe we can squad up and have some fun
  • Lingerie store sells Michelle Obama bra

    01/24/2015 9:18:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/15 | Judy Kurtz
    A “first lady” bra inspired by Michelle Obama is “flying out of” a Washington lingerie store. The owner of Coup de Foudre Lingerie in the nation’s capital says that according to the bra’s Belgian manufacturer, PrimaDonna, the intimate apparel was “inspired by [Michelle Obama’s] sense of elegance and fashion.” Kiersten Ballman, whose store has outfitted women in the District for the last 10 years, describes the royal blue, $146 bra as having a “specialized cup for fuller-busted women.” After getting a shipment of more than 15 of the bras to her shop on Thursday, Ballman says she’s down to a...
  • Abortion activists call for Ferguson style revolution after disrupting Black pro-life rally

    01/24/2015 6:45:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 24, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Radical abortion supporters are calling for a Ferguson type revolution against pro-lifers in an odd place, outside a rally organized by Black preachers in California. The event was organized by Rev. Walter Hoye, a Black pro-life minister , and took place Friday in Oakland. An page on Hoye’s website about the rally reads, “We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America. We walk because abortion in Black America is the civil rights issue of our day. We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and...
  • Johnny Depp Scores Lowest Wide Release Opening Since 1999

    01/24/2015 6:30:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    “Mortdecai” is loosely translated into “10 deaths.” That’s an understatement. Johnny Depp’s terrible comedy marks his lowest wide release opening since 1999’s “Astronaut’s Wife”– that’s excluding limited releases of smaller non tentpole movies like “Finding Neverland” (a hit ultimately), “The Libertine” (a disaster), and “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” (a daffodil in the wind, box office wise).
  • The March for Life Banners the Media Won’t Show You

    01/24/2015 5:29:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | January 23, 2015 | Monica Sanchez
    The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. took place Thursday, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, where hundreds of men, women and children from across the country gathered to rally for the rights of the unborn. Here are five pro-life banners the media wouldn’t dare to show you.
  • UFC on Fox 14 Gustaffson vs. Johnson - Live Event

    01/24/2015 4:53:13 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 65 replies
    UFC | January 24, 2015 | UFC
    UFC on Fox 14 Gustaffson vs. Johnson
  • 'I have everything in my life because of him': Poignant moment Holocaust survivor salutes

    01/24/2015 2:12:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | january 21, 2015 | allan hall
    This is the poignant moment when a man rescued from the hell he endured at the hands of the Nazis met his saviour and gave him a salute almost 70 years later. Joshua Kaufman first saluted his rescuer Daniel Gillespie. Then he kissed his hand and finally, he fell to his feet, exclaiming: 'I have wanted to do this for 70 years. I love you, I love you so much...'. Kaufman, now 87, was a 'walking corpse' on April 29 1945 when U.S. Army soldier Gillespie, 89, marched in with his comrades to liberate the charnel house that was the...
  • Scott Walker shows fire in Iowa

    01/24/2015 1:37:05 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/24/2015 | Cameron Joseph
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) delivered a fiery speech in Iowa on Saturday, wowing the conservative crowd with a passionate argument for small government and his own lengthy resume.
  • Palin 'seriously interested' in 2016 run, adding another big name to growing potential field

    01/24/2015 1:09:28 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 119 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | January 24, 2015 | Fox News
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin is saying she is “seriously interested” in running for president in 2016, injecting some intrigued into next year’s race and the already crowded field of potential GOP candidates.
  • Abolish West Point — And The Other Service Academies, Too [ISIS Agenda?]

    01/24/2015 10:14:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | Scott Beauchamp
    Abolish West Point — And The Other Service Academies, Too By Scott Beauchamp January 23 Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets. Their graduates constitute a who’s who of American greatness, including Ulysses Grant, Jimmy Carter, novelist James Salter and sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein, to name a few. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in a 1962 address at West Point, typified the veneration when he told the cadets that they were “the leaven...
  • Seahawks lead league in PED suspensions under Pete Carroll

    01/24/2015 8:30:18 AM PST · by edzo4 · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/24/14 | espn
    The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs since Pete Carroll became coach in 2010, research by ESPN Stats & Information shows.
  • When Brit Hume’s Facebook Page Is Disabled, Twitter Users Offer A Variety Of Possible Explanations

    01/23/2015 10:15:49 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 1/23/2015 | B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE
    Fox News Channel contributor Brit Hume shared the news that Facebook had disabled his account in a Twitter post Thursday, adding only that he was informed the action was due to “using a false identity.” Though he sought a response from the social media site responsible, his post also prompted others to weigh in with possible reasons for the block.
  • If Republicans won't fight for late-term babies, what will they fight for?

    01/23/2015 9:30:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    Babies after 20 weeks of gestation can feel pain. If allowed a couple more weeks to grow inside their mothers, they can survive outside the womb. Most Americans — especially most women — believe that government should protect these babies by banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. After 20 weeks, a baby is entering her 6th month of in-utero life. She is forming taste buds and can hear her mother’s voice. At 20 weeks, an unborn child is on the brink of viability: James Elgin Gill was born after 21 weeks and 5 days gestation. He’s now a healthy...
  • 10 reasons Edinburgh is the best place to celebrate Burns Night

    01/23/2015 9:27:25 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    http://Metro.co.uk ^ | Friday 23 Jan 2015 | Ali Liddy
    http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/23/10-reasons-edinburgh-is-the-best-place-to-celebrate-burns-night-5029499/
  • Terrorist Professor Bill Ayers and Obama’s Federal School Curriculum

    01/23/2015 8:52:01 PM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    How was it that 48 governors entered Race-to-the-Top without knowing outcomes? It was one of the many “crises” exploited by the Obama administration. While the public was focused on a series of radical moves coming in rapid-fire succession, like the health care bill and proposed trials and imprisonment of 9/11 terrorists on domestic soil, governors, worried about keeping school doors open, signed on. Many politicians and pundits praised Obama on this singular issue, repeating the official rhetoric about raising standards. It stands to reason, though, that education policies would be consistent with Obama’s agenda. After all, one of his most...