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  • Mother allegedly tortured 14-month-old with Q-tips because ‘he looks so similar to his father’

    11/20/2014 6:35:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    CBS6 ^ | November 20, 2014 | CNNWIRE
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A 26-year-old Wisconsin woman has been charged with one count of physical abuse of a child — her own 14-month-old son. The criminal complaint indicates that Jenna Schumacher brought her son to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on November 5th. The child was admitted for chronic ear bleeding and perforated eardrums. Doctors indicated there was “no medical cause” for the ear injuries — and because of that, they were concerned this may be an abuse situation.
  • Attention Margaret Atwood: Texas isn’t abusing women, but your friends in the abortion industry are.

    11/20/2014 6:20:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    live action ^ | Nov 20, 2014 | Adam Peters
    Margaret Atwood is a prodigious storyteller. Since publishing The Edible Woman over four decades ago, the prize-winning Canadian author has received widespread acclaim. But while some of her books have been best-sellers, the truth is that you don’t need to buy one of them to see Atwood spin a fictional yarn. Instead, just watch her recent interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose. In 1985, Atwood came out with The Handmaiden’s Tale, the story of a dystopian future where women live as second class citizens. When Rose asked her why the book remains popular, Atwood said it was due in part to...
  • Rachel Maddow says Obama's proposed immigration move on 'same scale' as action by George H.W. Bush

    11/20/2014 5:55:14 PM PST · by murron · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11-20-2014 | Jon Greenburg
    President Barack Obama’s unilateral move to lift the risk of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants has so incensed rank-and-file Republicans, their leaders are actively tamping down potential cries for impeachment. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that sort of outrage is "bogus," and she went to the history of the immigration debate to prove it.
  • UNFPA: Children Have Right to Sex, Drugs, Abortion to Reduce Population

    11/20/2014 5:33:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life news ^ | 11/20/14 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D
    New York, NY (CFAM) — There are more young people in the world now than ever before. According to the United Nations Population Fund’s latest report, this represents an unprecedented opportunity for progress, but only if future generations are smaller. UNFPA’s prescription to ensure a “demographic dividend” includes freely available abortion for adolescents, removing age of consent, drug and prostitution laws, and reduced parental involvement in the sexual formation of their children. “[Y]oung people require a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, including . . . safe abortion care,” says the 2014 State of World Population, released Tuesday....
  • Vanity Question: Has any U.S. President in history ever issued 5 million criminal "pardons" before?

    11/20/2014 5:31:40 PM PST · by epluribus_2 · 28 replies
    today | epluribus_2
    Just asking. Can we all agree that these are "pardons" to give millions of lawbreakers a get out of jail free.
  • Boo, hisss, all DC network stations carrying the Pres... And I wanted to watch Bones!!!

    11/20/2014 5:06:27 PM PST · by Bulwinkle · 13 replies
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  • Just discovered the Latin Grammys are being held in Las Vegas...

    11/20/2014 3:26:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    11/20/14
    So I just looked up the Latin Grammys on news...Obamugabe is supposedly going to announce unconstitutional, unlawful amnesty before the show on the spanish language networks. Then, tomorrow, Obamugabe goes to a rally in Las Vegas. Guess where the Latin Grammys are being held tonight?
  • HOW TO ESCAPE FROM THE INSANITY

    11/20/2014 3:04:23 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 6 replies
    WND.com ^ | 11/20/14 | Ted Nugent
    HOW TO ESCAPE FROM THE INSANITY Mindless, racist mob violence running amok in Ferguson, Missouri, a chronic lying president that just can’t help himself, overpaid tax-gouging punks condemning American voters as “too stupid” to make decisions on our own, an economic suicidal debt clock from hell, a government refusing to perform its No. 1 responsibility of securing our borders, a president threatening to again break the law that he admitted is breaking the law, an outgoing attorney general who gives cop killers a break, more terrorist attacks on unarmed and helpless innocents, another beheading by maniac voodoo devil freaks, a...
  • Al Sharpton Criticizes New York Times Report on Unpaid Taxes

    11/20/2014 1:23:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/19/2014 | RUSS BUETTNER
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday sharply criticized a New York Times article that explored his history of unpaid taxes, rent and other bills, calling the report “misleading and totally out of context.” During a news conference at the headquarters of his National Action Network in Harlem, Mr. Sharpton sought to refute the article’s assertion that there were $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens outstanding against him and the for-profit businesses he controls. He said that the liens had been paid down, although he declined to say by how much, and that he was “current on all taxes”...
  • Museum nixes WWII guns over background check law

    11/20/2014 11:51:37 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 18 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    LYNDEN, Wash., - A Washington state museum said it is removing World War II-era rifles from exhibit to avoid running afoul of a new background check law. The Lynden Pioneer Museum said the 11 rifles borrowed from collectors will be returned to their owners to avoid potential problems caused by Initiative 594, which requires background checks for all sales and transfers of weapons. The law includes an exception for antiques, but museum director Troy Luginbill told the Bellingham Herald the guns aren't old enough to qualify. Luginbill said the law wouldn't cause trouble for the "Over the Beach: The WWII...
  • Glenn Beck gives interesting immigration unfairness anecdote

    11/20/2014 11:31:05 AM PST · by MNDude · 35 replies
    I turned on the radio briefly to hear what Glenn Beck had to say about the amnesty EO. He said that he knows a homosexual married man, who has been trying so hard to go through the red-tape get his spouse into USA legally. I believe he said he'll have an interview with this man shortly. While I totally agree about his point of the unfairness of EO amnesty, I thought his example of someone trying to follow the law was rather odd, and very atypical of the average person waiting in line. Your thoughts?
  • US envoy: IS ‘impaled itself’ on Kobane

    11/20/2014 8:28:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    ANKARA - The Islamic State (IS) group of jihadists has "impaled itself" on Kobane by pouring fighters into the strategic Syrian town so they can be bombed by the US-led coalition, a senior US envoy said Thursday. Retired General John Allen, coordinator of the coalition against IS in Iraq and Syria, told Turkey's Milliyet newspaper an estimated 600 IS fighters had already been killed in air strikes and the group would ultimately be defeated in the battle for the town. "ISIL has in so many ways impaled itself on Kobane," said Allen, using a variant of the name for IS....
  • RAF Jets Help Destroy Secret IS Bunker Complex

    11/20/2014 8:22:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Sky Nrews ^ | Wednesday 19 November 2014
    RAF jets equipped with guided bombs have taken part in a major coalition air assault on a secret Islamic State bunker and tunnel complex. The attack, supporting a Kurdish ground offensive, took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a rural area northwest of Kirkuk. Tornado GR4 planes armed with Paveway IV precision guided bombs were sent in after intelligence revealed a hidden network of fighting positions and underground facilities. Aircraft from seven countries were involved in what the Ministry of Defence called a "comprehensive and closely co-ordinated attack". France confirmed two of its Rafale jets had been...
  • 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui tells of plot to kill Clinton’s

    11/20/2014 6:09:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 2014/11/18
    9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui tells of plot to kill Clinton’s Posted 4:17 pm, November 18, 2014, by CNN Wires NEW YORK — From his cell in a maximum security prison, terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui is reviving old allegations and making new ones against al Qaeda and a handful of Saudi royals. The 46-year old French national is claiming that Saudi Embassy officials were involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One to assassinate Bill Clinton and/or Hillary Clinton during a trip to the United Kingdom. Moussaoui says he met with a Secret Service agent several months ago and told...
  • West Virginia mom with 34 children explains why she isn't done adopting

    11/20/2014 3:26:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Jeane Briggs and her husband, Paul, have five biological children and 29 adopted ones. Taking in orphans, especially those with health problems or disabilities, is ‘what my husband and I feel called to do by our faith,’ the 58-year-old told The News. And there are plans to continue to expand the family.Think the holidays are chaotic at your house? Imagine celebrating with 34 children — all of whom are your own. Jeane Briggs, 58, and her husband Paul, 59, have five biological children and 29 adopted ones. The Briggs kids are between ages 35 and 4 . While they don't...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 20, 2014

    11/20/2014 3:07:07 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here for six years. 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!
  • Fmr. Planned Parenthood employee to host White House Correspondents dinner

    Next year's White House correspondents' dinner will be hosted by a former employee of Planned Parenthood. Cecily Strong, the anchor of Saturday Night Live's “Weekend Update,” will be the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner next April 25. The glamorous event features an A-list of media agents and Hollywood stars in an annual celebration of the infotainment complex. Strong told SNL alumna Rachel Dratch, “I worked at Planned Parenthood in Chicago for a long time in the corporate office” during an interview for Michigan Avenue magazine earlier this year. “Her political humor is sly and edgy, and...
  • Funniest actors of all time?

    11/19/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by MNDude · 241 replies
    There have been actors that have made people laugh since the days of Charlie Chaplin. We all have our favorites whether it's John Candy is or Robin Williams. Who do you think are the three funniest actors of all time?
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/19/2014 6:39:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11.19.2014
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm.
  • Billy Boyd's The Last Goodbye - closing song on The Hobbit 3

    11/19/2014 5:51:25 PM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Billy Boyd's The Last Goodbye - closing song on The Hobbit http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aRGTHLNNEOc
  • Welfare Abuse in America

    11/19/2014 5:50:41 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/1/2013 | MisterYouOkay
    Welfare Abuse in America 30 year old Kiara of Baltimore been on welfare for 12 Years. She is one of the welfare recipients who feel entitled for services on are tax payers dollar
  • Tommy Chong to Fox Hosts: Your Gruber Coverage Is ‘Like Benghazi All Over Again’

    11/19/2014 5:10:39 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    mediate ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Tommy Chong, star of such films as Up in Smoke and until this week a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, was the #OneLuckyGuy on Fox News’ Outnumbered (for some reason) Wednesday, and while he was there he weighed in on issues like marijuana legalization (naturally), health care, and immigration. But when the issue of Obamacare “architect” Jonathan Gruber’s controversial comments came up, Chong surprised the show’s co-hosts by comparing it to another hot topic on Fox: Benghazi. Andrea Tantaros and Harris Faulkner were expressing outrage over Gruber’s comments and the Obama administration’s reaction to it when Chong decided...
  • Drone Footage Shows How Lake-Effect Storm Battered Upstate New York

    11/19/2014 3:08:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.mrctv.org ^ | november 19, 2014 | Katie Rodriguez 
    A remarkable lake-effect snowstorm dumped six feet of snow on upstate New York Tuesday in a mid-November snowstorm dubbed "snowvember." For those unfamiliar with heavy snowstorms, this drone gives an inside look at what living in an area with heavy snow is like. The National Weather Service reported that some areas of Buffalo received six feet of snow in just a matter of hours:
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you believe Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick?)

    11/19/2014 3:08:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 11-19-14 | Headline of the Day
    Do you believe Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick? Yes I don't know No
  • UAE Cabinet approves list of designated terrorist organisations, groups

    11/19/2014 2:53:05 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 2 replies
    wam.ae ^ | 11/15/14 | WAM
    UAE Cabinet approves list of designated terrorist organisations, groups HABI, 15th November 2014 (WAM) --- The UAE Cabinet has approved a list of designated terrorist organisations and groups in implementation of Federal Law No. 7 for 2014 on combating terrorist crimes, issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Cabinet's own resolution on the designation of terrorist organisations that provided for the publication of the lists in the media for the purposes of transparency and to raise awareness in society about these organisations. The following is the list of organisations designated as terrorist that has...
  • Haunting screams caught on camera as EXORCISM performed on woman in Czech Republic church

    11/19/2014 1:57:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | november 18, 2014
    An exorcism caught on camera, filmed through the keyhole of a church in the Czech Republic, is a genuine act, church officials confirmed. The film shows a woman said to be possessed by the devil is heard screaming as a religious 'cleansing ritual' is performed. The exorcism, carried out in a Roman Catholic Church in Vranov nad Dyji, southern Czech Republic, was secretly filmed and posted on YouTube. Daniel Trochta told local media how he sneaked up to the door after hearing the screaming to film the secret process through a keyhole of the church. He then posted the almost...
  • Does Google Search Censor Information They Get?

    11/19/2014 12:45:33 PM PST · by Vinylly · 40 replies
    I tried to do a Google Search on 'The Criminal Record of Michael Brown'. I couldn't get any information but just a lot of pictures of him. I have a feeling they are trying to make Brown out as some kind of National Hero. Is there any place that is unbiased about Browns records? I would like to know for another talk site.
  • Hillary on Executive Order Amnesty?

    11/19/2014 8:10:06 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Self | November 19, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    Hillary still remains in post-election isolation...and silence. However, she will eventually have to emerge to put "Ready For Hillary" into action. However, one HUGE problem for her. If Emperor Barack does ILLEGALLY use an executive orders to officially halt deportation of illegals and issue them work permits, she is going to have to weigh in on this. If she supports such an action, then she loses the support of a big part of the electorate which opposes such an ILLEGAL action. Plus her 2016 opponent will have a WINNING issue by promising to reverse via executive order Emperor Barack's ILLEGAL...
  • SEATTLE'S MINIMUM WAGE CRASH: $15 to ZERO! Profit's Take A Nosedive!

    11/19/2014 8:08:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 82 replies
    Threepersenter nation.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Matt Duncan
    Seattle, Washington, one of the strongest remaining bastions of liberal philosophy left in the country, passed a phased-in $15 minimum wage law earlier this year. The highest minimum wage in the country. The vote was unanimous and the throng outside cheered, but for many this is a loss from which they will never recover. It is a blow to the profitability of business that they just can't take.
  • Residents in Central California town with dry wells use portable showers during cold months

    11/19/2014 7:30:19 AM PST · by dware · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.18.2014 | AP via Fox News
    EAST PORTERVILLE, California – Officials say residents of a California community where hundreds of home wells have run dry can now take hot showers in portable facilities set up in a church parking lot.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 12]

    11/19/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by Bender2 · 25 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 12 Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Nov. 20 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins...
  • Question (vanity)

    11/19/2014 3:14:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    vanity | 11-19-14 | self
    Would somebody please explain to me why all these "important" votes in the Senate now need 60 votes to pass? I know that it is some kind of "rule" that Harry Reid instituted, but when does it kick in, and what is the reasoning behind it?
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 19, 2014

    11/19/2014 3:12:08 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here for six years. 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!
  • 60% Of Households Get More Benefits Than They Pay In Taxes

    11/18/2014 10:52:28 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 11-18-2014 | Mark Perry
    That’s correct, the CBO study shows that the bottom three income quintiles representing 60% of US households are “net recipients” (they receive more in transfer payments than they pay in federal taxes), the second-highest income quintile pays just slightly more in federal taxes ($14,800) than it receives in government transfer payments ($14,100), while the top 20% of American “net payer” households finance 100% of the transfer payments to the bottom 60%, as well as almost 100% of the tax revenue collected to run the federal government. Here are the details of that analysis.
  • Chelyabinsk meteor #2? Massive flash over Russia’s Urals stuns locals & scientists

    11/18/2014 7:38:30 PM PST · by traumer · 48 replies
    An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. While locals captured the massive ‘blast’ on numerous cameras, both scientists and emergency services still struggle to explain the unusual event. Dark evening skies in the town of Rezh in Sverdlovsk region near Russia's Ekaterinburg turned bright orange for some ten seconds on November 14, with the event being caught on several cameras by the locals. A driver filmed the massive flash with his dashcam, later posting the video on YouTube, with more people commenting they’ve seen it too. Teenagers in the town...
  • NBC's Peter Pan changes offensive lyrics of song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' that stereotypes Native Americans

    11/18/2014 5:46:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 18, 2014
    NBC will broadcast a live production of 'Peter Pan' starring Allison Williams as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook on December 4 Some of the songs have been changed - including 'Ugg-a-Wugg', which is performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily It previously featured made-up 'Native American-sounding' words that have now been replaced with nursery rhymesNBC has changed the lyrics of the song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' for its live show of Peter Pan after the words were deemed to be offensive to Native Americans. The original number, performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily, featured lines including 'the brave noble...
  • Roll Call Vote on S.2280, Keystone Pipeline

    11/18/2014 3:02:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 11/18/2014 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    5:55pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline [60-vote threshold].
  • Democrats Unanimously Re-Elect Pro-Abortion Ideologue Nancy Pelosi as House Leader

    11/18/2014 2:47:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    life news ^ | 11/18/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrats lost seats in the House of Representatives and lost the Senate to pro-life Republicans in the mid-term Congressional elections earlier this month, but that didn’t stop House Democrats from unanimously re-electing Nancy Pelosi as their leader. On a voice vote this morning, Democrats installed the abortion champion as the House Minority Leader for another term. In comments after the election, Pelosi claimed Republicans won a victory because of “voter suppression.” She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is that voter suppression was a problem. nancypelosipic3“To succeed, we must inspire,...
  • BOLD Solution: Power to the States [FR idea]

    11/18/2014 2:23:08 PM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 60 replies
    First imagine if our state legislatures had just been elected by the most anti-leftist voters in US history. [And that just happened. The democrats hadn't been this weak since the 1920s at the state and local level — a different party back then. They were klansmen more than leftist.] People are ‘screaming bloody murder’. Well they should! The amnesty blitz, o-care betrayal, ebola-VISA policy, unimaginable government debt, and ... Let's not forget two other wildly popular ideas: Voter ID and a ban of Gay ‘Marriage’. We the People want more religious expression too. “Merry Christmas”, the Pledge of Allegiance, and...
  • Hispanic Assistants in south Florida doc's office hate Obamacare

    11/18/2014 11:11:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    11/18/14 | sff
    Have been sitting, waiting to see my good doctor in south Florida. I can hear the Hispanic women who run the office....assistants AND the chief nurse....on the phone with prospective and in examining rooms with current patients. Bottom line? They are taking Obamacare to the woodshed. By name...."He is controlling it all" and "the Obamacare is crazy"....."the different insurances you can get is all controlled by Obamacare".... They don't say it with anger, just very matter of fact...but the message is clear to the patients. Happening right now.
  • Where will the Keystone XL oil go to?

    11/18/2014 9:59:34 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 59 replies
    11/18/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We most certainly need to "drill, baby, drill." But how much of this oil is going to be shipped elsewhere, and how much will stay in the US? While much of it will probably be refined, will it then be shipped to Latin America or other places? Why not keep it all (or at least the lion share of it) here in the United States?
  • Student banned from criticizing gay ‘marriage’ in class at Jesuit college

    11/17/2014 5:41:01 PM PST · by massmike · 80 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A student at Marquette University, a Roman Catholic institution in Wisconsin run by the Jesuits, says his philosophy professor that he was not allowed to express his view against same-sex “marriage” in her classroom. The student, speaking to The College Fix, said that MU philosophy instructor Cheryl Abbate told her “Theory of Ethics” class that "gay rights" was a settled issue because, unlike issues such as immigration, civil rights and the death penalty, “everybody agrees on this, and there is no need to discuss it.” The student, who asked to remain anonymous, challenged Abbate, telling her he thought the issue...
  • 18 Treats To Try Before The World Runs Out Of Chocolate

    11/18/2014 8:55:11 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 16 replies
    Play Buzz via Yahoo.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Staff
    1. A giant chocolate cupcake topped with whoppers. 2. This multi-layered chocolate on chocolate beauty. 3. The wonder that is this frozen chocolate pudding cake. 4. Chocolate doughnuts smothered in delectable chocolate glaze (and sprinkles!).
  • The Simple Truth: President Obama is Too Intelligent for Republicans to Understand (a good snort)

    11/18/2014 7:30:03 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    Forward Progressive.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Allen Clifton
    A few years back I worked with a guy who was probably a genius. In fact, he often struggled in life interacting with people because his brain simply performed at a higher level than the average person. I remember asking him what his biggest belief was in making life decisions and he always, without fail, told me “think of the bigger picture.” And while I’ve always tried to be a big picture thinker, knowing him when I did helped me understand it a little better. He always told me the biggest issue he faced when dealing with people was that...
  • 2014: The Year Advertisers Broke ‘Feminism’?

    11/18/2014 6:46:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rachel Raczka
    This week, Time Magazine proposed a ban of the word “feminist.” It was on a list along with “bae,” “kale,” and “literally,” like a culturally appropriated vocabulary word that has been overused, abused, and exhausted to the point of losing all proper meaning. And even worse, it’s winning! By a LANDSLIDE! More people would rather ban “feminist” than “yaasssss” and “turnt.”
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 18, 2014

    11/18/2014 3:07:48 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here for six years. 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!
  • New hoverboard video's no hoax (video)

    11/18/2014 1:17:54 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    tmz ^ | 11-18-2014
    There was serious speculation about the footage ... since the last time we saw Tony riding a "Back to the Future" inspired board ... the whole thing turned out to be one giant prank. It sucked.  But Hawk appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" on Reelz this week and set the record straight -- telling us it's totally legit ... and spilled his guts about the 15 sessions he spent riding an actual, functional hoverboard at a special warehouse in Santa Clarita, CA.  Hawk says the board weighs about 90 pounds ... and runs around $10k-per-unit. 
  • Aussie teen dies on 18th birthday drinking 95% alcohol shots

    11/17/2014 10:04:53 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    Sunshine Coast Daily ^ | 11-17-2014 | Jon Stone
    Nicole Bicknell collapsed after quickly drinking several shots of Spirytus Rektyfikowany, a Polish "rectified sprit" two weeks ago. The teenager rarely drank alcohol and was said to be unaware of the dangers of taking shots of such a potent drink in quick succession. She had drunk other mixed drinks over the course of the evening, according to her family, who are calling for the spirit to be banned in Australia. Ms Bicknell is said to have been offered neat shorts of the drink by a male friend. "I cannot see why alcohol so strong is sold in liquor stores," the...
  • Ferguson corrections officer accused of raping pregnant inmate then allowing her to escape

    11/17/2014 9:02:31 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    MailOnline | AP ^ | 11-18-2014 | Josh Gardner
    A former Ferguson corrections officer faces felony charges and a lawsuit for allegedly having sex with a pregnant inmate and allowing her to escape, a case that comes as the St. Louis suburb's police force is already under scrutiny following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Jaris Hayden, 29, will be arraigned December 3 on charges of acceding to corruption by a public servant, permitting escape and two counts of sexual contact with a prisoner. His attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said Hayden posted $10,000 bond and intends to plead not guilty. The incident allegedly happened October 9, 2013. Hayden was indicted...
  • Missouri Governor Stumbles on Ferguson Responsibility Question

    11/17/2014 8:52:56 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    abc news ^ | 11-17-2014
    "We're, um, you know, it a, you know, our goal here is to, is to, keep the peace and allow folks' voices to be heard. And in that balance, attempting, you know I am, using the resources we have to be predictable. ... I don't spend a tremendous amount of time personalizing this vis-a-vis me." "I prefer not to be a commentator on it. I'm making decisions, as, in a, you know, to make sure we are prepared for all contingencies," Nixon added. Asked again if any one official or agency is ultimately in charge in terms of a response,...