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  • Donald Rumsfeld writes the IRS: I have no idea if my tax returns are accurate

    04/16/2014 1:48:25 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    caintv.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Dan Calabrese
    "I know that I do not know." Sigh. There are many things I miss about the Bush Administration. And very high on the list is Donald Rumsfeld, who suffers fools not at all but employs a wonderful sense of humor in the process. Yesterday he released a letter he wrote to the IRS on tax day to let the Lerner Brigades know that he has no idea whatsoever if the returns he's filing are accurate. Enjoy:
  • Some talk radio people annoy me when they yell at their board ops while on the air ~ Vanity

    04/16/2014 12:17:16 PM PDT · by GraceG · 54 replies
    GraceG
    Michael "Weiner" Savage is annoying the heck out of me, the prissy little self important prima donna started yelling at his board ops. Seriously, I mean you hear feedback over the headset, you simply slide the headset off your ears and continue until they fix it and give you a hand signal to put your cans back on.... Savage despite calling himself an expert is quite the newbie. And you NEVER EVER berate your board ops while ON THE AIR... EVER!!!!! Reminds me of the overly self important bully type boss who berates his employees in front of the other...
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 4 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    04/16/2014 9:32:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 54 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | CBS
    Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island.
  • A real-life toy story: Nebraska toddler found inside bowling alley claw machine

    04/16/2014 9:13:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 4-16-14 | Jack Pickell
    Share 21Comment A Nebraska mother frantically called the police when she was unable to find her 3-year-old son inside their apartment. Meanwhile, in a bowling alley across the street from that apartment, patrons were marveling at the sight of a little boysurrounded by stuffed animalssitting inside an arcade-style claw machine. According to a report from Omaha TV station KETV, bowling alley employees called the vendor who unlocked the machine and let the boy out. The boy was unharmed, and quickly reunited with mom, according to the report. The child even got to keep one of the stuffed animals. But howd...
  • For you Virginians out there. My old home. (VANITY(

    04/16/2014 7:25:15 AM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 13 replies
    With luck, I put this in the right place. Though I was born in R.I., my parents moved to VA when I was 2. I lived in the Old Dominion for decades and even though I left there about 10 years ago, I consider it home. I practiced law in NOVA for a long time. I stumbled across this wonderful Facebook page entitled, "Abandoned in Virginia". It is a beautiful pictorial of abandoned old buildings all across the State. Those who live, or who have lived, in VA know how special it is. Enjoy.
  • North Korean officials visit London hair salon about Kim Jong Un 'bad hair day' ad

    04/16/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies
    upi ^ | April 15, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    LONDON, North Korean embassy officials visited a London hair salon after the business put up a poster with leader Kim Jong Un's face on it offering discount haircuts. The M&M Hair Academy posted Jong Un's picture accompanied by the phrase, "Bad Hair Day?" We put up posters for an offer for men's hair cuts through the month of April. Obviously in the current news there has been this story that North Korean men are only allowed one haircut, barber Karim Nabbach told the BBC. After embassy officials contacted the police, they paid a brief visit to the salon before being...
  • A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

    04/16/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill - and he also photographed Ashol-Pan
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    04/16/2014 3:26:30 AM PDT · by sneakers · 11 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, (temporarily, I hope!) Gone, but DEFINITELY not forgotten! Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say hi! Feel free to join us!
  • Microsoft Abandons Windows 8.1: Take Immediate Action Or Be Cut Off Like Windows XP

    04/16/2014 12:16:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/15/2014 @ 7:24AM | Gordon Kelly
    Microsoft has been on a roll lately. Office for iOS (and soon Android), free Windows licenses for small devices, universal Windows and Windows Phone apps, Siri rival Cortana, even a promise to eventually return the start menu before Windows 9. But when it comes to Windows 8, it seems the company has a permanently loaded pistol aimed squarely at its feet. So it fits that just one week on from the launch of Windows 8.1 Update 1 (the smart upgrade mouse and keyboard users have long awaited) stupidity would strike once again. Windows 8.1 Update is a cumulative update to...
  • Little-Known Legal Challenge That Could Torpedo Obamacare

    04/16/2014 12:04:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 14, 2014 12:55pm | Ariane de Vogue
    While the Supreme Court considers one challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal appeals court located just blocks away is contemplating a separate challenge that could have much more dire consequences for the future of the law. [] The conflict at the center of the Halbig (vs. Sebelius) case (and three other challenges across the country) has to do with tax subsidies granted to those who seek to obtain insurance from the exchanges. The ACA grants the credits to qualifying individuals in order to defray the cost of the insurance. Millions of Americans are expected...
  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    04/15/2014 9:57:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 11:07 PM EDT | Tom Krisher
    General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. The automakers strategy is in a motion filed in a Corpus Christi, Texas, federal court case, and in other cases across the nation that involve the defective ignition switches that have led GM to recall 2.6 million small cars. The motion asks U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to delay action on the lawsuit until the bankruptcy court rules and other federal courts decide if the case should...
  • Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    04/15/2014 9:10:17 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published April 15, 2014 | By Loren Grush
    ...Researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The studys findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual marijuana use after previous work in his lab found that heavy cannabis...
  • "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat

    04/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 13, 2014 | Katherine Trendacosta
    "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others...
  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently mans best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to IV Griner, a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the poochs vet record. IVs owner, Barrett Griner told the station, Nobody in my house is...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years. When the polling card addressed to Zeus...
  • My Amateur Recording to Last Nights Lunar Eclipse Edited To Under 2 Minutes

    04/15/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by OneVike · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 14 & 15, 2014 | OneVike
    I used a Sony DCR-SR46 Handycam on a tripod to record the eclipse in my back yard. Unfortunately, clouds began rolling in when the eclipse was full and they messed with my cameras focus. So I wasn't able to continue recording all the way to where it returned to the full moon status. I edited out all the jumping around caused by me readjusting the camera to stay with the moon, and increased the speed of the video so I could get the final result under 2 minutes. It's not the best video, but I worked with what I had....
  • MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FLEES LONDON AFTER BRITISH PM LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION

    04/15/2014 6:21:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The Muslim Brotherhood is reported to be fleeing its recently established headquarters in London following the announcement of an investigation into their activities by Prime Minister David Cameron. A report in the Daily Mail makes mention of the fact in addition to former Prime Minister Tony Blair's foundation being linked to the Islamist group, the newly established London HQ of the group it set to be abandoned in favour of a base in Graz, Austria. The Muslim Brotherhood's new international office in London, which was also reported to be serving as their new global headquarters after a brutal crackdown on...
  • Gherkin chandeliers are dangerous and spectacular

    04/15/2014 6:19:30 PM PDT · by Svartalfiar · 14 replies
    WIRED.co.uk ^ | 21MAR2014 | Liat Clark
    "We knew the time had come to create something wondrous with pickles," Sam Bompas, one half of gin-cloud generating, wedding cake-exploding culinary masters Bompas & Parr, tells Wired.co.uk. The pickle has been overlooked for too long. Bompas is relaying the story of how the Gherkin Chandelier -- a gherkin-powered piece of lighting with an eerie glow akin to the Grinch lit up at Christmas -- came to be. "Thinking about the development still gives me goosebumps. Risking death to explore an everyday sultan of savour!" You might not associate gherkins with imminent death, but it takes rather a lot of...
  • Vanity: It's snowing (MD suburbs of DC)

    04/15/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    4-15-2014
    So, the IPCC releases another panic report and what happens? It snows in DC the day after. Predictable. Go figure...
  • Article V...Constiutional Convention

    04/15/2014 4:35:55 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 57 replies
    April 15th, 2014 | SgtBob
    U. S. Constitution
  • Looking for a good book recommendation on WWI

    04/15/2014 4:18:24 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 104 replies
    4-15-2014 | Kosmickitty
    After listening to one of my favorite podcaster, Dan Carlin & his Hardcore History, about the beginning of World War I, I would love to find out more about this time in history. I know that Freepers are a well read bunch and I am asking for any recommendations you may care to make in a good book covering this time in history.
  • Dennis Prager--Why the Jews are so hated..

    04/15/2014 3:33:13 PM PDT · by MNDude · 62 replies
    Today I was listening to Dennis Prager's show during lunch and he kept saying how hated the Jews are that so many countries in the world wish to exterminate Israel, and have wished to throughout all of history. He would keep saying, I'll tell you after this commercial break why I think the Jews are so hated. Then he would go on talking some more about why there were so hated. At 1:50, I had to be back at my office, and he still hadn't stated why he believes the Jews are so hated. Did anyone listen to the end...
  • Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    04/15/2014 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Loren Grush
    Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changesand found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The studys findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development.
  • Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 Versus Today

    This is a comparison of a Formula 1 pit stop in the 1950s to a more current one. It's amazing to see how far the technology has progressed looking at them side by side.
  • Court upholds EPA emission standards

    04/15/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 15, 2014 4:05 PM EDT | Pete Yost
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other dangerous toxins. The EPAs determination in 2000 that regulating emission standards is appropriate and necessary, and the agencys reaffirmation of that determination in 2012, are amply supported by EPAs findings regarding the health effects of mercury exposure, said the court. Congress did not specify what...
  • Islamists kidnap 100 schoolgirls, who face living hell as sex slaves

    04/15/2014 10:28:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Associated Press
    Islamists kidnap 100 schoolgirls, who face living hell as sex slaves By Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said. The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the Sambisa Forest that is an insurgent hideout, said Borno state police commissioner Tanko Lawan. Gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school, then took off with at least 100 students, a...
  • Disabled Boy Records Bullies Tormenting Him, Police Charge Him With Illegal Wiretapping

    04/15/2014 10:28:06 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 7 replies
    http://www.inquisitr.com ^ | 04/11/2014 | http://www.inquisitr.com
    After a disabled special education child tried to record how bullies were tormenting him at school, the police in Pennslyvania responded by slapping him with the charge of felony wiretapping. In a related report by The Inquisitr, some parents are angry over one schools anti-bullying policy, claiming it specifically endorses a homosexual agenda. But when one bus driver was caught on video bullying a crying child the resulting outcry had everyone angry. Back in 2012, the Huffington Post documented the new trend of parents having their disabled children wiretapped based upon abuse from teachers and bullying students alike. Although some...
  • The Savage Nation Monthly Thread - APRIL 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    04/15/2014 10:23:57 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 7 replies
    Join The Savage Nation Call Michael at 855 400 SAVAGE 855 400 7282 3 to 6 pm ET
  • AC/DC 'to retire following band member's health concerns' (Malcolm Young very ill)

    04/15/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 82 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 4/15/14 | Nathan Klein
    Australia's most successful rock band AC/DC are thought to be retiring. Rumours surfaced on Tuesday morning that the band are set to split due to the ill health of one of their members, although it isn't clear as of yet who that member is or what the illness is. 3AW reporter Peter Ford told 2Day FM breakfast hosts Sophie Monk, Merrick Watts, Jules Lund and Mel B that 'we may never hear them perform or record again'. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2604825/Australia-rock-band-AC-DC-retire-following-band-members-health-concerns.html#ixzz2yybcbXbD Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • KFC Chicken Corsage Being Sold Just in Time for Prom Season

    04/15/2014 9:16:34 AM PDT · by illiac · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/14 | Brietbart
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 14 (UPI) -- As part of a partnership between KFC and Nanz and Kraft Florists, prom-goers who want to bring their date something special now have the chance to surprise them with a chicken corsage. According to Nanz and Kraft, the corsage will will make your dates eyes light up and her mouth water. Only 100 chicken corsages are available and the store has already sold 15 of them, according to the New York Daily News. Just like the last piece of chicken in the bucket, when theyre gone, theyre gone.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    04/15/2014 3:11:00 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, (temporarily, I hope!) Gone, but DEFINITELY not forgotten! Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say hi! Feel free to join us!
  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/14/2014 10:36:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT | Denis D. Gray
    As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuffuntil a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him. A year later, his three alleged killers, including a senior government official, are on trial for murder. The dumping has been halted and villagers are erecting a statue to their slain hero. But the prosecution of Prajobs murder is a rare exception. A survey released Tuesdaythe first comprehensive one of its kindsays that only 10 killers...
  • Pregnant & kicked-out of pro-abortion UN event

    04/14/2014 7:18:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Tanya Granic Allen
    April 14, 2014 (Tanya Granic Allen) - At the UNs 47th Commission on Population and Development, the message from some Non-Governmental Organizations with vested interests couldnt be clearer: nothing will stop them from conducting more abortions. The tone of these meetings has, at times, been uncomfortable to anyone who holds life to be sacred, or believes maternal health initiatives is an excellent way to support women, especially those in the developing world. While at an UN affiliated meeting hosted by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Ipas, two abortion supporting and providing global powerhouses, I was targeted, discriminated against, man-handled,...
  • 5 Signs Your Cat is a Rabbit

    04/14/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Cole The Black Cat
    5 Signs Your Cat is a Rabbit
  • Ask a Liberal: Where do I got to buy Local Government? ~ Vanity

    04/14/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT · by GraceG · 5 replies
    GraceG
    Some of you may know a Birkenstock and tie dye wearing liberal buffoon in your family that is part of the "Buy Local" environmental movement. I have no problem with this movement itself, but there seems to be a lot of the people in it who are "neo-liberals". The ones that annoy me most are the "Buy Local, Think Global" morons. My question to them is this: I want to buy Local in all things, so how do I buy local concerning government? Instead of sending all our money via taxes to the giant "Monopoly on power Wal-Mart government" that...
  • Do you think Reid will become another Rostenkowski?

    04/14/2014 4:35:27 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 19 replies
    Do you think he'll be convicted after he leaves office? There's always hope.
  • Bundy Ranch: Sheriff Mack Confirms SWAT Raid Imminent

    04/14/2014 4:18:25 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/14/14 | Nextnewsnetwork
    Bundy Ranch: Sheriff Mack Confirms SWAT Raid Imminent Breaking news... Sheriff Richard Mack confirms sources inside the BLM and the Las Vegas Police are planning a SWAT raid of the Bundy Family Home.
  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    04/14/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/14/14 | By DAVID DISHNEAU
    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld By DAVID DISHNEAU An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday. The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, clears the way for an automatic appeal of the case to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Manning's appellate lawyers said Sunday that they expect their appeal to focus on issues including alleged misuse of the Espionage Act.
  • Rush just said "Beaver and Cleaver" Life style

    04/14/2014 11:11:43 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 46 replies
    EIB Netword | 4/14/2014 | Limbaugh
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  • Texas woman arrested after failing to stop and talk to police officer

    04/14/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 129 replies
    upi ^ | April 14, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WHITEHOUSE , Texas, A Texas woman who was approached by a police officer who was acting suspicious was arrested after she failed to stop and talk to him. Melissa Bonnette was out for a walk on Friday morning when a Whitehouse Police Department officer pulled up alongside her on a motorcycle and asked her to talk. The officer, Shawn Johnson, allegedly approached Bonnette because she was walking on the wrong side of the road. "I thought that maybe he was flirting," Bonnette told KYTX. "I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn't really sure but...
  • Obama - my father served in World War II

    04/14/2014 8:58:25 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 48 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/9/2010 | Akte Moe
    Obama - my father served in World War II Obummer in a speech saying his father served in WW2 and when he came home he got the services that he needed.
  • When Does Hillary Start Campaigning for Democrat Candidates this Year?

    04/14/2014 6:01:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    Self | April 14, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    So when does Hillary Clinton start campaigning for Democrat candidates this year? Or perhaps the better question is WILL she campaign for Democrat candidates this year? Get this. Hillary expects to be coronated as the Democrat presidential nominee in 2016 and thus far there is NO indication that she will lift a finger (or spend money) to help Democrat candidates in this year's elections. How can she ask for their support in 2016 when all indications are she will do NOTHING to help them in 2014. Of course, Hillary is probably worried about putting her "reputation" on the line if...
  • Democratic leader: GOP base animated by racism

    04/14/2014 4:09:51 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | By S.A. Miller
    Democratic leader: GOP base animated by racism By S.A. Miller WASHINGTON A prominent House Democratic leader showed his contempt for Republican voters Sunday, accusing a large portion of them of being racists. To a significant extent the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And thats unfortunate, said Long Island Rep. Steve Israel said on CNNs State of the Union. Israel, who is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was only slightly less insulting to his Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill. Asked if they were racists, Israel responded: Not all of them, of course not....
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Monday, April 14, 2014

    04/14/2014 3:03:36 AM PDT · by sneakers · 23 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, (temporarily, I hope!) Gone, but DEFINITELY not forgotten! Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say hi! Feel free to join us!
  • University of Kentucky decides it doesnt need to know if students think being gay is a perversion

    04/14/2014 12:04:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 11, 2014 at 3:01 PM EDT | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The University of Kentucky has stopped a campus-wide survey asking students if they think homosexuality is a sin, apparently deciding that knowing this information is not worth the negative publicity it is receiving. The survey, originally reported on by Campus Reform, asked students if they agree or disagree with statements such as Male homosexuality is a perversion and If it were possible, I would be straight. It was not made clear in the survey who would be reading students responses or if the survey was confidential, sparking concern and confusion among some.
  • US Army Veteran Who Fought Alongside Syrian Rebels Has Died In Arizona

    04/14/2014 12:03:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Apr. 11, 2014 | Paul Szoldra
    The Army veteran who fought alongside rebels in Syria, only to be later accused of joining Al Qaeda-linked terrorists by the U.S., has died in Arizona of unknown causes, his family told ABC News. Eric Harroun, 32, succumbed to an "accidental overdose" according to his sister, but an official cause had not yet been released. The Phoenix-born man was first spotted in late 2012 by U.S. intelligence after he appeared in Youtube videos alongside Syrian fighters. In one such video, Harroun was the lone English speaker celebrating amongst rebels who had apparently downed a regime helicopter.
  • Check Out These Very Bad Cats

    04/13/2014 6:27:41 PM PDT · by OneVike · 57 replies
    For all you cat lovers, this is for you. I'm sure you have your own bad cat stories to tell.
  • Holder/Obama/Reid: Hypocracy and Selective Enforcement: Bundy vs Illegal Immigration

    04/13/2014 3:08:41 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Various referenced | April 13, 2014 | Vanity
    During the government shutdown, the Obama Administration made it a priority to put up barricades at the World War II Memorial: preventing Veterans who had made a special trip to Washington, DC from visiting the Memorial. According to Sarah Palin, Sylvia Matthews Burwell (HHS nominee) was behind this. Then the Obama Administration took the stance that Illegal Immigrants should be allowed in the US. Any damage to property or crimes committed seemed seemed to make this administration turn the other way. Then the Bureau of Land Management decided that a rancher Clive Bunday, who has had cattle grazing on the...
  • The Real History of Science Fiction | BBC America (TV docuseries)

    04/13/2014 2:09:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    BBC America Series Premiere: Saturday, April 19th at 10/9c From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots, Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor, and co-creator of the BBCs Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre for its audience its a portal to a multi-verse one that is all too easy to get lost in... Home | About the show | Episode Guide | Photos | Videos