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  • Sarah & Todd talk about reality limelight

    08/13/2012 11:54:18 AM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2012 | SEAN DALY
    Todd Palin is finally getting his 15 minutes of reality show fame. After being reduced to supporting roles on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and daughter Bristol’s “Life’s a Tripp,” he’ll have a turn in the spotlight tonight on NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes.” Alaska’s former “First Dude,” 47, is one of eight celebrities competing in military-style exercise to earn money for charity. Palin and wife Sarah — now a consultant for Fox News — spoke with The Post in LA about the show, their family and life as reality TV stars. [...snip...] Q: What kind of effect have your family’s reality show...
  • Despite hopes, renewables (energy) have rough ride in Idaho

    08/13/2012 11:46:32 AM PDT · by illiac · 1 replies
    SFGate ^ | 8/13/12 | John Miller (AP)
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In 2011, Idaho's Department of Commerce devoted a 37-page magazine to renewable energy, with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter touting geothermal, wind, solar and biomass. "Sustainable, renewable energy is going to play a big role in Idaho's future," Otter proclaimed. The publication now doubles as a grim recapitulation of projects where the lights have dimmed or gone out. Hoku Corp.'s $400 million Pocatello solar polysilicon plant has been mothballed, while Transform Solar, Micron Technology Inc.'s energy venture, is dead. A biomass power project at an Emmett sawmill highlighted in the magazine failed, too, forcing its developers this...
  • Red Bastien dead at 81 (famous professional wrestler)

    08/13/2012 8:13:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | August 11, 2012 | Greg Oliver
    Rolland "Red" Bastien, who died this afternoon, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, was one of the best pure talents ever in professional wrestling, one of the best trainers ever -- and one of the most notorious merrymakers as well.
  • Daniel Craig's James Bond doesn't have a heart, says George Lazenby

    08/13/2012 6:00:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Former James Bond star George Lazenby has criticized the latest 007 movies for having "no heart". Lazenby, who played Ian Fleming's MI6 agent in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service, shared his thoughts about Daniel Craig's Bond in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
  • Isle of Man TT - 2012

    08/13/2012 5:45:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 12 replies
    If you ever wanted to know what 200 miles per hour felt like, the first-person perspectives from the 38-mile Isle of Man TT,
  • Sitting in the Windam in San Francisco

    08/13/2012 4:17:58 AM PDT · by Dusty Road · 27 replies
    I'm attending an AASHTO meeting and it's a 4 day deal. On the drive in I saw several people laying on the side walks and many more just sitting with their bags or baskets. Before the driver could get the vehicle ubloaded I aready had two people come up and beg for money. While eating lunch over the square watch a young man go head first into a trash can and pull out a leftover drink and a container of half eaten food, which he started eating with his fingers then just threw it on the ground. Lunch for 4...
  • Facebook Page Promotes Abortion, Attacks Child with a Terminal Condition

    08/12/2012 10:14:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LAN ^ | 8.13.2012 | Nancy Flanders
    Facebook has become a major communications network for people of all ages throughout the world. Created as a way to allow high school friends to keep in touch after heading to college, the social media site has erupted into a place where people are free to bully and free to create offensive, harmful pages. One such page is simply titled “Abortions.” Despite countless e-mails to Facebook to remove the page, Facebook refuses. It doesn’t consider the page offensive or involved in hate speech despite the fact that the page’s creator continuously posts pictures of a girl who lives with Progeria,...
  • Comedy Channel Roast of Roseanne no-hold barred except the F-word

    08/12/2012 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 10 replies
    myself | 8-12-12 | Bender2
    The Huffington Post says, "Watching the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne? Why not watch it with us?" "Entertainment Weekly‎" and "US Magazine" promotes it, too. Hey, if Huffungton and Hollywood says it is okay, isn't it? After all, families with small children, they do bleep out the F-word-- Gadzooks! They don't censor descriptions of the most vile disgusting sex acts but they bleep the F-word? Not to be out done, they managed to show the true blue Liberal Democrat spirit right off the bat with Jane Lynch saying "F-bleep- Chick-fil-A!" Then following in quick succession were jokes about Mitt Romney's...
  • Nice hotel in Austin? Please help...

    08/12/2012 8:00:24 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 28 replies
    12 August 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Dear Austin area Freepers, please inform me as to a fairly nice hotel in the Austin area in which one could stay for the weekend and be in a pleasant environment. Thanks in advance.
  • McCain on TV with Mitt. Why?

    08/12/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 40 replies
    Vanity | August 12, 2012 | Kenny Bunk
    Are Mitt and the GOP Stuck on McStupid? Why is the arch-boob McCain befouling my TV Screen with his pathologically smirky face? This man has been conclusively demonstrated, and to have proven himself, to have been an idiot since the 1950's. The only improvement has been that he is no longer quite a permanently drunken idiot. But that is due to senility and other medical conditions that set in in some decades ago, not wisdom gained by experience. Those of us unfortunate to have known him before he was catapulted to fame by the NVA, i.e., those of us who...
  • I'm gonna have to watch 60 Minutes?

    08/12/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    me | 8/12/12 | me
    I'm gonna have to watch 60 Minutes?
  • It's begun. Car tire knifed last night.

    08/12/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 106 replies
    Aug 12 2012 | Scarpetta
    Someone took a large knife to my front passenger tire overnight. My car is parked right off the street. I have several political bumper stickers: a pink elephant, George Washington with a teardrop running down his cheek. Sarah Palin in revolutionary garb. One that says "Our founding fathers would be shooting by now," to name a few. I live in a very liberal area in Montgomery County, outside Philadelphia. My husband's ticked. We called the policed who'll file a report. Hubby wants me to remove the stickers but I'll be damned if I'm cowing to anyone, especially "tolerant" liberals. If...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 8/12 7-11pm est

    08/12/2012 1:36:57 PM PDT · by Vision · 40 replies
    WAMU ^ | 8/12/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Cemetery Guns and Grave Torpedoes

    08/12/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Christopher Eger
    Cemetery Guns and Grave Torpedoes Newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane once said, “The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out and those outside don't want to get in." However, this has not always been the case. For centuries graveyards had to content with the scourge of grave robbers who preyed on the valuables of corpses, and even the corpses themselves. This threat led to an industry solution—grave guns. Cemetery Guns Set-guns, defined as a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that encounters the wire that sets it off, have been around since at...
  • 'Malcolm X' Actor Albert Freeman Jr. Dies at 78 [Finian's Rainbow]

    08/12/2012 10:30:47 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 4 replies
    'Malcolm X' Actor Albert Freeman Jr. Dies at 78 4:34 PM PDT 8/11/2012 Albert Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's epic film, Malcolm X, has died. He was 78. He also received an Emmy nomination for his role as Malcolm X in the 1979 miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations." He won a best-actor Daytime Emmy that year for his work as Capt. Ed Hall on the soap opera "One Life to Live."
  • Ovis Arie - vanity

    08/12/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT · by IYAAYAS · 31 replies
    Unknown ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    This may be the creepiest thing I've ever encountered on the internet. This message is being posted in hundreds of places, all at the same time, I'm surprised it hasn't shown up here yet (I searched). Over the last few days it's been posted on forums from accounts that were created years ago with no activity until this. I don't know what to make of it, it seems like a very well orchastrated effort, but why? Freepers are the most knowledgeable group on earth, anyone have a clue what this means? Here is an unformated version, all of the versions...
  • Megan Kelly - Obama's America 2016

    08/12/2012 8:38:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 11,2011 | Meqan Kelly
    Obamas America: 2016 Documentary Explores the man in the White House
  • Limbo Stick

    08/12/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT · by Professor Pete · 2 replies
    August 12, 2012 | Professor Pete
    Romney kill da steelman's wife Romney go to jail for life Romney know no Romney care Steelmen dying everywhere Jack be limbo Jack be quick Cancer sure to make you sick Private sector do just fine Do the limbo down the line ///// Romney do the felony Romney lie to SEC Romney operate the Bain Woman wracked with awful pain Romney show us tax return People's number one concern Gas and groc'ries way too high Do the limbo to the thigh ///// Romney no he pay the tax Harry Reid has all the facts Hide it in the Swiss account...
  • Unique dime sells for $1.84M

    08/12/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 11, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11 - A unique dime minted in 1873 in Carson City, Nev., sold at auction in Philadelphia for considerably more than its face value -- $1.84 million. The "No Arrows" dime went to an anonymous buyer in the auction at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, KYW News Radio reported. It was described as the world's most valuable dime. Coin Update News said the dime was probably sent to Philadelphia for assay and was supposed to be melted down along with others in the series because the weight of silver in dimes had been slightly increased. But someone...
  • Vanity - If Paul Ryan is such a bad choice then why is the media freaking out over him?

    08/11/2012 9:37:08 PM PDT · by GraceG · 35 replies
    From all the people in the media whining about it and trying to inject doubt into romney's camp by saying it is a bad decision they just laid their cards on the table. They are now more afraid than ever that romney will win.