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  • Another Bloody Year for the Islamic Republic of Iran

    02/14/2016 3:32:10 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Feb, 2016 | Mansour Kashfi
    February 11 marked the thirty-seventh so-called Islamic revolution's anniversary in Iran. Since then, more than 8 million Iranians have fled their homeland to escape the rule of terror and bloodshed. I am among those who voted against this stone-age regime with their feet. Although some observers had expected a degree of moderation after the so-called moderate president of the Islamic Republic (I.R.), Hassan Rouhani, reached an agreement with the world powers regarding the nuclear deal and the end of the sanctions, nothing has changed. Political executions by the I.R. have continued to mount. Indeed, during the past 12 months, hundreds...
  • Jack Hylton and His Orchestra "Sitting At A Table Laid For Two" Zonophone 6043 (1931)

    02/14/2016 2:58:50 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Jack Hylton and his Orchestra
    Jack Hylton and His Orchestra performs "Sitting At A Table Laid For Two" on Zonophone 6043 (1931). Vocalist is Pat O'Malley.
  • Rogue 'Terminator' robots which can kill without human orders could become reality in just a [tr]

    02/14/2016 2:56:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2016 | Shari Miller
    Killer robots that can execute without human intervention will become a reality within years unless there is a global agreement to ban them, warns a leading scientist. Wendell Wallach, an ethicist at Yale University, will today call on the US government to outlaw such machines on the basis they violate international humanitarian law. Wallach also warns that technology has become so advanced that a robot capable of killing humans on its own volition will soon become a possibility - much like the rogue machines seen in Arnold Schwarzenegger's hit film, The Terminator.
  • The Language of Love

    02/14/2016 2:47:47 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | Feb. 14, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Happy Valentine's Day, a day on which we anglophones struggle under one of the worst burdens in a world which has otherwise blessed us: the word "love." The French for "love is amour, which rhymes with dozens of other useful words - toujours (always), jour (day), carrefour (crossroads), tambour (drum)... So the romantically inclined Quebecois lyricist can slough off a love ballad in minutes:
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/14 7-11pm est

    02/14/2016 2:07:49 PM PST · by Vision · 17 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/14/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    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/
  • 2 Golden Gate Bridge pedestrians hit by blow darts

    02/14/2016 1:27:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 | Rachel Swan
    <p>Two pedestrians were struck by blow darts while walking across the Golden Gate Bridge Friday, the California High Patrol said.</p> <p>About 2:45 p.m., a CHP officer who was patrolling the bridge on bicycle was flagged down by a man who had been hit in the thigh. The dart, which was about 5 inches long, appeared to have been fired from a blow gun, authorities said. It had sunk about two inches into the man’s skin.</p>
  • Vanity-Sister in Tenn can't get Directv signal but NASA can beam perfect photos from Pluto!

    02/14/2016 1:06:53 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 40 replies
    Why????????????????????
  • CNN Just Reported That No Autopsy Will Be Performed on Scalia

    02/14/2016 1:02:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 116 replies
    CNN
    No article yet.
  • 'Deadpool' Kills It With Historic $135M Box Office Weekend, Colossal $150M Holiday

    02/14/2016 12:42:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 14, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    In a sea change for Hollywood’s go-to genre — comic book adaptations — the very R-rated and irreverent Deadpool grossed a record-breaking $135 million over the three-day Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend, one of the best showings of all time for a superhero movie and shattering all expectations. For the four-day holiday weekend, Deadpool is estimating a colossal $150 million, a Presidents Day best that beats the $93 million grossed a year ago by sensation Fifty Shades of Grey (official four-day estimates will be released Monday morning, so it’s possible the final number could come in higher). Among other records broken,...
  • Russian scientists plan to upgrade their nuclear missiles so they can shoot down meteorites...

    02/14/2016 12:35:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Keiligh Baker
    Russian scientists are planning to tweak their intercontinental ballistic missiles, ICBMs, to target meteorites. Russian news agency TASS reports the missiles would have the power to destroy meteorites measuring from 20m and up to 50m in size. ... Senior rocket researcher Sabit Saitgaraye, from the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, said they plan to test their missiles on the asteroid 99942 Apophis, which he believes will pass 'dangerously close' to Earth in 2036. ... As a result, modifying solid-fueled ICBMs will require millions of pounds and permission from the authorities, and as such it is unclear whether the project will ever...
  • Scientists develop new app that uses your cellphone to detect earthquakes

    02/14/2016 12:19:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2016 | Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II
    Users who download the app will be sending data to scientists when an earthquake as small as a magnitude 5 hits. By harvesting information from hundreds of phones closest to the earthquake, scientists will be able to test a computer system that could, in the future, dispatch early warnings that shaking is seconds or minutes away to people farther away from the earthquake’s origin. For instance, if a quake started in San Bernardino, cell phones there could register the quake and quickly help send warnings to smartphone users in Los Angeles. "This is a citizen science project," said Richard Allen,...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 6 Episode 9

    02/14/2016 12:03:39 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 77 replies
    N/A | February 14, 2016 | N/A
  • Just for fun - Bernie Sandwiches wins New Hampshire

    02/14/2016 11:53:04 AM PST · by Yaelle · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/09/16 | Colbert
    You don't need to watch the whole 9 minutes. It's Stephen Colbert and I don't like him either, but his writers are pretty funny and he does deliver. It's his segment on the New Hampshire primary. Go forward to about 6 minutes in to just see the funny bit. It will be worth it. A tv news guy slipped and called him "Bernie Sandwiches," and Colbert produces a light hearted romp with it. We can all use a little laugh.
  • Ted Cruz on Meet the Press, Post Debate

    02/14/2016 11:39:13 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    Politibrew ^ | 2/14/2016
    Ted Cruz with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press discussing the debate and the danger to the Supreme Court with Scalia's passing.
  • Politically Unapologetic: Republicans lose debate, Kasich last hope

    02/14/2016 10:38:58 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    The Wilkes Beacon ^ | 2-14-2016 | Eric Casey
    A recent Gallup poll now shows that Independents make up 42% of the electorate. That's bad news for the Democrats and Republicans as now only 29% of Americans identify as Democrat and 26% of Americans identify as Republicans. During the debate there were plenty of unnecessary personal attacks. Especially those between Trump, Bush, and Cruz. Another thing that drove me freaking insane was the bible banging that Pastor Ted Cruz decided to whip out again. I mean, there's only so much preaching you can do during a campaign. These Republicans need to focus on their plans and strategies. What they...
  • Stricken F-16 pilot saved from landing in ISIS-controlled territory by quick-thinking sky crew

    02/14/2016 10:24:06 AM PST · by traumer · 19 replies
    A US air force pilot was saved from ejecting into dangerous ISIS-held territory thanks to the quick-thinking crew of a nearby refueling plane, saving him from potential capture or death, the US Air Force has revealed. The unnamed pilot, whose F-16 fighter jet was passing over ISIS-held territory, had attempted to refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker plane when he discovered that his craft had suffered a malfunction that rendered more than 80 percent of its fuel capability useless. Captain Nathanial Beer, 384th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, explained: 'The lead F-16 came up first and then had a pressure disconnect after...
  • Ronda Rousey Featured On Cover Of Sports Illusrated Swimsuit Issue

    02/14/2016 10:07:03 AM PST · by drewh · 39 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 24 minutes ago | Randy Miller
    <p>Sports Illustrated has released the covers of its latest swimsuit issue, and according to the magazine, this is the first time there has been three different covers. One features UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, who is body-painted.</p> <p>"Ronda Rousey is a cultural phenomenon. She is the perfect combination of beauty, brains, brawn and humility. She possesses a spirit bigger than the space around her, and it is both infectious and inspiring. She's a Phoenix, as fiery and beautiful as any mythical creature ever depicted."</p>
  • Valentine's Day

    02/14/2016 9:56:10 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    During the first three centuries of Christianity, there were ten major persecutions in which the government threw Christians to the lions, boiled them alive, had their tongues cut out, and worse. Christian writings, scriptures and historical records were destroyed. Because so many records were destroyed, details of Saint Valentine's life are scant. What little is know was passed down and finally printed in the year 1260 in Legenda Sanctorum by Jacobus de Voragine, and in the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. Saint Valentine was either a priest in Rome or a bishop in Terni, central Italy. He risked the Emperor's wrath by...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos: ‘Outright Terrifying’ That Facebook Teamed Up with Government to Censor Users

    02/14/2016 9:54:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2016 | Ezra Dulis
    Yiannopoulos discussed the current business turmoil at Twitter and how, instead of trying to right the ship, the social platform is trying to flex its political muscle with moves that will marginalize right-wing voices. More disturbingly, he said, is the more financially stable Facebook and its coordination with government censorship: It’s not just Facebook we’re talking about. They own WhatsApp and they own Instagram. And WhatsApp and Instagram are two of the companies that are winning the short messaging war–that are winning the war for Millennial attention and for Millennial users. Twitter lost that war. Twitter only really appeals to...
  • Trump/Rubio ticket? (vanity)

    02/14/2016 9:27:16 AM PST · by Signalman · 65 replies
    self | 2/14/2016 | self
    I'm beginning to think that if Trump is the nominee, there is a good chance that he may pick Rubio as his running mate. Naturally, this is just a guess on my part but I have two reasons to speculate on this: 1. While Trump liberally criticizes Cruz, Kasich and Bush, I rarely hear him lambast Rubio. And, conversely, I don't recall Rubio going after Trump. At least not nearly as much as he does some of the other candidates. 2. The Trump campaign team thinking may be that having Rubio on the ticket would draw in more Hispanic votes...
  • Let's Make America Safe Again

    02/14/2016 9:12:00 AM PST · by ShivaFan · 8 replies
    opinion | 14 Feb 2016 | ShivaFan
    The GOPe, the Republican establishment, wants us to worship George Bush. They want the Republican base to worship George Bush, and forget Ronald Reagan. That is the agenda. Their candidate, it appears is still Jeb Bush even while they flirt with Rubio in case Bush, who clearly isn't going to get the nomination, just might get it by way of his benefactors of cheap labor and their clapping and booing and millions of dollars of campaign ads so they can get amnesty for illegal aliens and the cheap labor that affords these benefactors to finance millions of dollars of campaign...
  • Peyton Manning Newest Target of Fake Internet Outrage Brigade

    02/14/2016 8:56:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | February 13, 2016 | Clay Travis
    This morning fake black guy Shaun King -- he's white but has been pretending to be black for nearly forty years -- decided to write about Peyton Manning mooning and teabagging a trainer twenty years ago. His motive to do so was, predictably, racist. He believed Cam Newton had been treated unfairly in the wake of the Super Bowl so he decided to take a page from the political handbook of PC bros everywhere and write an old story about Peyton Manning in an effort to try to turn it into a new story.
  • Could Trump be convicted? (Ginormous Vague Vanity)

    02/14/2016 8:53:51 AM PST · by mrpotatohead · 40 replies
    2/14/2016 | mrpotatohead
    Could Trump be convicted of being a conservative? Is there enough evidence to convict Trump of being a conservative? Certainly something to ponder.... Anyone have any evidence to prove the case?
  • How many candidates does it take to change a light bulb?

    02/14/2016 8:46:04 AM PST · by DannyTN · 12 replies
    DannyTN | 2/14/2016 | DannyTN
    How many candidates does it take to change a light bulb? How many Donald Trumps? Only 1, but Donald doesn't change the bulbs himself. He hires people who hire people who hire people. And all the bulbs get changed in a timely manner or you're fired. How many Ted Cruzs? Only 1. But first he lies about whether the bulb is Canadian. Then he sends violation notices out about the burned out bulbs. Then he lies about whether Trump can get a light bulb changed. Then he changes the bulb. Then he lies about having changed the bulb. Marco Rubio?...
  • Rewards for Capture Skipping the Country

    02/14/2016 8:43:27 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 12 replies
    As some of you know, my daughter's best friend was killed by a drunk driver several weeks ago. Due to a low bond, the person posted bond and is believed to have fled to Mexico although he is from the Honduras. Any thoughts as to rewards or other approaches to motivating people to turn him in for extradition? The judge that set the low bond is up for election this year and his role will be advertised. The county prosecutor pleaded with him for a higher bond.
  • How Gun Laws are Really Enforced Against Criminals (Democrat edition)

    02/14/2016 8:31:28 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    lagniappeslair.blogspot.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | murphy
    In Detroit, home of all things Democrat, we have State Senator Virgil Smith finally getting his comeuppance....well sort of. Smith, for those of you who don't recall, is the long-time Democrat politician from Detroit who, when confronted by his ex-wife regarding a naked woman that she found in his house when she stopped by shortly after the divorce, chose to beat her with his fists, chase her out of the house with an AR-15 rifle, fire several shots at her, and then fire several more into her brand new Mercedes. Cop report: Naked Smith fought ex-wife before shooting Felony city,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Heart Shaped Lenticular Cloud

    02/14/2016 8:23:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | February 14, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Can a cloud love a mountain? Perhaps not, but on a Valentine's Day like today, one might be prone to seeing heart-shaped symbols where they don't actually exist. A fleeting pareidolia, the featured heart was really a lenticular cloud that appeared one morning last July above Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. A companion video shows the lenticular cloud was mostly stationary in the sky but shifted and vibrated with surrounding winds. The cloud's red color was caused by the Sun rising off the frame to the right. Lenticular clouds are somewhat rare but can form in air...
  • The 'progressive' itch to regulate speech

    02/14/2016 8:22:32 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 13, Feb, 2016 | George Will
    Bernie Sanders, greedy for power to punish people he considers greedy, has occasioned 2016's best joke (reported in Bloomberg Businessweek): "In the Bernie Sanders drinking game, every time he mentions a free government program, you drink someone else's beer." But neither Sanders' nor Hillary Clinton/s hostility to the First Amendment is amusing. Both have voted to do something never done before - make the Bill of Rights less protective. They favor amending the First Amendment to permit government regulation of political campaign speech. Hence, they embrace "progressivism's" logic, as it has been explained separately and disapprovingly, by two eminent economists,...
  • Brainprints May Someday Replace Fingerprints and Passwords

    02/14/2016 8:21:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | 02/13/2016 | Paul Seaburn
    Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Laszlo and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Zhanpeng Jin, researchers at Binghamton University in New York, have developed a security system based in brain imaging called Brainprint. It utilizes an electroencephalogram (EEG) cap that reads brain responses to stimuli. Lazlo and Jin found that individuals have unique responses to various photographic images. Using a large set of these responses, they developed a unique "brainprint" that they believe is foolproof. In their tests, Lazlo and Jin showed a rapid stream (2 per second) of images (celebrity photos, words, landmarks, etc.) to subjects wearing the...
  • Poll: Sanders tied with Clinton in Nevada

    02/14/2016 8:15:41 AM PST · by Signalman · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, once down huge in Nevada, is now tied with Hillary Clinton there, according to a new poll. The Washington Free Beacon/TargetPoint Consulting poll released Friday shows the two candidates even at 45 percent each in Nevada. Nevada has seen few polls, but Clinton had been thought to be well ahead of Sanders. A December Gravis poll of the state showed Clinton leading by 23 percentage points. At times last year, Clinton led Sanders by as many as 54 points in Nevada. The new poll is the first in Nevada by the pollsters. The Free Beacon...
  • Social contract (Letter to the editor)

    02/14/2016 8:10:03 AM PST · by rey · 11 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 13 Feb 2016
    EDITOR: Despite our differing political philosophies, aren’t there some humane conditions we would all choose to see in a civilized world? Shouldn’t a person who needs work be guaranteed a living-wage job that allows the person to live modestly, independent of government assistance? Don’t all Americans deserve a roof over their heads, shelter from the elements? Why do we allow this shameful shadow world of homelessness? Isn’t it a condition of civilization that wholesome food, appropriate clothing, health care, education and retirement security be available to all citizens? Isn’t there something wrong with a system that denies these basic needs...
  • Scalia's Passing and the Circus to Follow

    02/14/2016 8:03:44 AM PST · by crusher · 27 replies
    The Political Forum ^ | Mark Melcher and Steve Soukup
    Most of the time when someone famous or important dies, expressions of profound grief on the part of the public are tiresome at best, representing the cultural triumph of sloppy and overwrought sentimentality. Most such deaths, while tragic to friends, family, and loved ones, have no effect whatsoever on the overwhelming majority of those expressing sadness. Their lives will go on unchanged in any way. The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is an exception to this rule. His passing is a not just a personal or family misfortune, but a full-blown national tragedy. Indeed, Scalia’s death may be...
  • The Best Songs Of Valentine Day || Top 40 Greatest Love Songs

    02/14/2016 7:58:49 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | First Love
    The Best Songs Of Valentine Day || Top 40 Greatest Love Songs Evolution2k007 1 day ago (edited) TRACK LISTING 00:00 Valentine - Jim Brickman & Martina McBride 03:15 My Love - Westlife 07:07 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - George Benson 11:10 Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion 15:42 I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden 19:54 How Do I Live - Leann Rimes 23:57 You're Not Alone - Shayne Ward 27:49 Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx 32:12 Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten 35:25 Two is Better Than one - Boys Like Girls 39:28 I'm...
  • Dave Brubeck - Greatest Hits (Full album - Disco completo)

    02/14/2016 7:58:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dave Brubeck
    Dave Brubeck - Greatest Hits 01) Take five 00:00 02) I'm In A Dancing Mood 05:27 03) In your own sweet way 04) Camptown races 05) The duke (live) 06) It's a raggy waltz 07) Bossa nova USA 08) Trolley song 09) Unsquare dance 10) Blue rondo a la turk 11)Theme From Mr. Broadway
  • Roy Acuff - Turn Your Radio On (live)

    02/14/2016 7:58:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 27, 1948 | Roy Acuff
    Roy Acuff - Turn Your Radio On (live) March 27, 1948
  • Reno & Smiley - 16 Greatest Gospel Hits (Full Album)

    02/14/2016 7:58:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Reno & Smiley
    Reno & Smiley - 16 Greatest Gospel Hits 01. 0:00:00 I'm Using My Bible For a Roadmap 02. 0:02:33 He Will Set Your Fields on Fire 03. 0:05:05 There's a Highway to Heaven 04. 0:07:37 How I Miss My Darling Mother 05. 0:10:13 River of Jordan 06. 0:12:07 Tree of Life 07. 0:14:51 My Mother's Bible 08. 0:17:33 The Last Mile 09. 0:20:21 Someone Will Love Me in Heaven 10. 0:23:15 The New Jerusalem 11. 0:26:05 Echoes From the Burning Bush 12. 0:28:11 The Lord's Last Supper 13. 0:30:35 I'm Building a Mansion in Heaven 14. 0:33:03 He's Coming Back...
  • Dietrich Buxtehude Complete Organ Works Vol I,Ton Koopman

    02/14/2016 7:58:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Dieterich Buxtehude
    Dietrich Buxtehude Complete Organ Works Vol I,Ton Koopman
  • Stryper - In God We Trust - Full Album

    02/14/2016 7:58:31 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 28, 1988 | Stryper
    Stryper - In God We Trust 01 - In God We Trust - 3:58 02 - Always There for You - 4:11 03 - Keep the Fire Burning - 3:40 04 - I Believe In You - 3:20 05 - The Writing's on the Wall" - 4:19 06 - It's up - 3:50 07 - World of You and I - 3:45 08 - Come to the Everlife - 4:08 09 - Lonely - 4:10 10 - The Reign - 2:49
  • Family, Pets, Till We Meet Again

    02/14/2016 7:58:05 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/14/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family, pets and animated parakeets quoting biblical scriptures from tree perch also a short hymn, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G. Tomer.
  • FactChecking the Ninth GOP Debate

    02/14/2016 7:00:29 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    factcheck.org ^ | 2-14-2016
    Republican candidates misrepresent the facts on the Supreme Court, immigration, abortion and other issues. They repeated several false and misleading claims, and made some new ones, too. Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that "we have 80 years of precedent of not confirming Supreme Court justices in an election year." That's wrong. Justice Anthony Kennedy was confirmed in 1988, an election year. Businessman Donald Trump called Cruz the "single biggest liar" for saying Trump "supports federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood." But Trump did leave open the possibility of funding some aspects before later saying he wouldn't support funding as long as...
  • Twitter Is Gearing Up To Interfere In The Election

    02/14/2016 6:48:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2-12-2016 | MILO YIANNOPOULOS
    Last week, a report from BuzzFeed claimed that Twitter was about to implement an algorithmic news feed, a departure from the chronologically-ordered tweets which users have grown accustomed to, and by which the platform is defined. CEO Jack Dorsey sought to calm users by saying they had no plans to implement the change this week, but reports from other tech publications indicate Twitter has already completed tests of the new feature. And indeed the company launched a feature along these lines this week. For conservatives, this is bad news. If our feeds are ordered by algorithm, this effectively means that...
  • 341 DAYS

    02/14/2016 6:44:58 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 19 replies
    2/14/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 341 days, 2 hours, 16 minutes, 5 seconds until the petty destructive Islamic malevolent anti-American sissified evil angry incompetent Supreme-Court-destroying middle-finger-waving socialist petulant Constitution-ignoring malignant narcissist Saboteur-In-Chief illegal communist gay crack-smoking Kenyan crypto-muslim dictator President "Stompy-Foot" Obama leaves office. That is: 341 days 8186 hours 491176 minutes 29470565 seconds Please ask if you wish to be put on, or taken off, of the Countdown: Exit Obama (C.E.O.) Ping List Note: This timer is synched to January 20, 2017 at precisely 12 noon. It includes the Leap Year day.
  • Obama says he’ll nominate a replacement for Scalia

    02/14/2016 6:33:59 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-13-2016 | Juliet Eilperin and Paul Kane
    President Obama declared Saturday that he intends to nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a move aimed at deepening his imprint on the nation's highest court. "I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time," Obama said, adding that there's "plenty of time" for the Senate "to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. These are responsibilities that I take seriously, as should everyone. They're bigger than any one party -- they're about a democracy." But the president faces a fierce and protracted battle with Republicans who...
  • The President does NOT get to pick Supreme Court justices (vanity)

    02/14/2016 5:50:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    me
    The President only gets to nominate Supreme Court justices. As we all know, the nominee only becomes a justice with the "Advice and Consent" of the Senate. The word Consent implies that the Senate is not supposed to just roll over here. The President and the Senate are equal partners in the process. Senate Republicans, are you listening?
  • -22°F In Upstate NY This Morning

    02/14/2016 4:52:48 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 106 replies
    My Outdoor Thermometer | 14 February 2016 | Steely
    The last time I saw a temperature this low was 45 years ago, when I was in high school.
  • I'm done watching debates

    02/14/2016 4:33:41 AM PST · by uscga77 · 53 replies
    I decided last night. No more debates for me. I couldn't sit through the last two. The level of ugliness is too much for me. What does the RNC think is being accomplished other than to alienate independents. Oh that's me, an independent conservative. If I didn't know this election was so important I'd be tempted to tune the whole thing out and find better things to do. I wonder. Is the next debate going to be in a cage? :) One more thing. I can't stand Trump but at least he took up the cause of working people like...
  • Vanity= Pending Supreme Decisions & Scalia

    02/14/2016 3:09:21 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    I understand Supreme Court takes a vote within days of hearing arguments. And then the Justices with assistance of their clerks write opinions. I am making a slightly educated guess that only decisions already released by the Court this year will included Justice Scalia's vote/opinion?
  • Win Butler cut off from talking politics after celebrity game MVP win

    02/14/2016 2:38:30 AM PST · by This_far
    New York Post ^ | February 13, 2016
    Win Butler wants the United States to Wake Up, but ESPN wasn't about to allow him the platform for his alarm. The frontman of Arcade Fire, a band that hails from Canada, was named the Celebrity Game MVP in Toronto on Friday night, racking up 15 points and 14 rebounds for team Drake in a game some people actually watched. But Butler tried to keep eyes and ears on him after the performance, pivoting an interview with ESPN's Sage Steele into a plea for health-care reform in the United States
  • "We’re Out of The Red" Dave Harman & His Orchestra vocalist George Marks (1934)

    02/13/2016 11:39:43 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1934 | Dave Harman and his Orchestra
    "We’re Out Of The Red" is played by Dave Harman & His Orchestra. Vocalist is George Marks.
  • Obama “Thrilled” Over Justice Scalia’s Death…

    Word reached the White House hours before formal media announcements were made regarding longtime Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia having been found dead while vacationing at a Texas resort. First the speechwriters were summoned to provide the appropriate tone for Barack Obama’s remarks. During that same time, Obama and Valerie Jarrett were already initiating a long-standing plan for what they viewed as a prime opportunity to make Mr. Obama relevant once again and an opportunity that the President was said to be thrilled to have before him...