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  • Those Trump Steaks The Donald Served Tonight? They Werenít Trump Steaks.

    03/09/2016 7:59:10 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 145 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/08/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Donald Trumpís meat was the topic of social media chatter on Tuesday after his overwhelming victory in the Michigan and Mississippi primaries.During a press conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., the GOP front-runner spent time touting what he said were his his name-brand line of Trump Steaks. The billionaire started the gourmet steak line in 2007 and sold it through Sharper Image.But as some observers pointed out on Twitter, the filets Trump was serving up at the event came wrapped in packaging from a company not affiliated with the his business empire.ďTrump steaks. Where are...
  • Donald Trump Is Paying Himself to Run for President

    03/04/2016 7:05:16 AM PST · by Liberty Tree Surgeon · 117 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/29/16 | Olivia Nuzzi
    At the bottom of the article: Millions of dollars are funneling into his campaign, both from himself and from his followers, ďand a lot of it is going back into his pocket indirectly,Ē the attorney said. ďItís basically recycling.Ē
  • Dear Trump Fan, So You Want Someone To ‚ÄėTell It Like It Is‚Äô? OK, Here You Go.

    02/22/2016 10:02:31 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 252 replies ^ | Feb. 22, 2016 10:09am | Matt Walsh
    Dear Donald Trump Fan, I'm going to tell you the truth, friend. You say you want the truth. You say you want someone who speaks boldly and brashly and bluntly and "tells it like it is" and so on. According to exit polls in South Carolina, voters who want a president who "tells it like it is" are an essential demographic for Trump, just as they're an essential demographic for Judge Judy and Dr. Phil. You say you want abrupt and matter-of-fact honesty, and you want it so much, you'll make a man president for it regardless of whether he...
  • Report: FBI Now Investigating Hillary's State Department For Corruption

    01/11/2016 9:06:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is investigating whether Hillary Clinton's State Department improperly directed contracts to Clinton Foundation donors, in possible violation of public corruption laws, Fox News is reporting. Three sources confirmed the previously-unknown investigation angle to Fox reporters Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne. "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one law enforcement source told Fox. Examples abound of Clinton’s State Department opening doors for Clinton Foundation donors, as well as to the then-secretary of state’s friends and political allies.
  • Mike Huckabee: I don‚Äôt understand why evangelical leaders aren‚Äôt uniting behind me

    12/17/2015 6:42:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Anyone want to help him solve this confounding mystery? Incidentally, allow me to go on record now as predicting that Huckabee will endorse Marco Rubio once he drops out. ‚ÄúFor reasons I don‚Äôt fully understand, years and years of actually doing something and getting things done didn‚Äôt matter,‚ÄĚ Huckabee said of the group‚Äôs deliberations. ‚ÄĚAnd I don‚Äôt understand that.‚Ä̂Ķ Huckabee, according to sources, has often reminded [Tony] Perkins and his fellow influencers that a major reason he gave up his Fox News show and launched a 2016 campaign was because he expected to have their backing. Their decision to instead...
  • Conman Guilty of Selling Urine as Whisky (U.K.)

    01/14/2015 5:19:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 12th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Conman guilty of selling urine as whisky ē A British conman has been labelled ďa danger to public healthĒ and handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting to selling urine as whisky. Nicholas Stewart, 35, tricked holidaymakers in Blackpool into buying bottles of what appeared to be sealed, 1.5 litre bottles of Jack Danielís whiskey and Smirnoff vodka. Security staff seized the bottles Ė which were being sold at £10 each Ė after they noticed Stewart approaching tourists at the Coral Island slot machine complex. However, scientific analysis revealed that while some bottles contained flat cola, others contained urine and...
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • HUSSEIN OBAMA MIGHT BE LAZY IF __________________________________ .

    01/30/2013 7:18:04 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 8 replies
    Graewoulf | January 30, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Last night on FOX, Bill O'Reilly confronted his guest General Colin Powell with the October 4, 2012 quote by John Sununu that "Obama is lazy." In the discussion that followed, the always accurate 'Jeff Foxworthy definition style' of the Liberal Media-shunned four letter word "Lazy" was not used. Thus, to correct this oversight, we FREEPERS are duty bound to allow the TRUTH about Hussein O. to rise to the surface! For example, Hussein Obama might be LAZY if he did NOT send in any US Military help to stop the seven hour murder of the four heros in Benghazi.
  • Unskewed Polling' Creator Launches New Site On How Obama's Win Might Be Based On Voter Fraud

    11/21/2012 7:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The creator of the so-called "Unskewed" Polling site is now unskewing the actual votes. Last week, Dean Chambers ó who admitted he was wrong about the polls shortly after the election ó launched, which attempts to expose "how they stole the election." Its premise centers on the admittedly eye-popping fact that Republican Mitt Romney received sometimes as little as zero votes in certain precincts in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Chambers also alleges that there are "questions" with how votes were counted in Florida and Virginia. You see where this is going ó without those four states, President Barack Obama has...
  • With Little to Say, Obama Eats Grits in Rust Belt

    07/09/2012 5:04:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 9, 2012 | Michael Barone
    "A step in the right direction." That's what Barack Obama said in Poland, Ohio, about Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report, which showed only 80,000 net new jobs and unemployment remaining at 8.2 percent. The thought will occur to many, not all of them Obama detractors, that this was at best a baby step. It's not enough to keep up with population growth, much less to restore the low unemployment rates of most of the 1990s and 2000s. Another thought will occur to professional amateur political strategists: Why did the president's campaign schedule a two-day bus tour of northern...
  • Corzine's testimony is 'height of disbelief,' says Congressman

    12/09/2011 12:08:17 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 56 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 12-9-11 | MIchael P. Tremoglie
    Jon Corzine, the former CEO of the bankrupt brokerage firm MF Global, has testified before Congress about his role in the company losing nearly a billion dollars. His responses were tentative, claiming ignorance of events. This prompted committee member, Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., to remark that it was the "height of disbelief" for Corzine ....
  • Who is Mitt Romney conning?

    11/03/2011 3:25:16 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 22 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | November 3, 2011
    Mitt Romneyís problem with the Republican Party is not just that he previously held liberal positions on a wide-ranging array of issues. That can be explained away, at least a bit, as pandering necessary to win votes in a Democratic state. The deeper problem is that Romney was promising behind closed doors to act as essentially a sleeper agent within the Republican Party, adopting liberal stances, rising to national prominence, and thereby legitimizing them and transforming the Party from within. Todayís Washington Post has more detail: Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his...
  • Obamaís speech in Westminster Hall was heavy: but his big speech in Ireland was simply fraudulent

    05/28/2011 2:41:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 28, 2011 | William Oddie
    President Obama drinks a Guinness in Hayes Bar in Moneygall, County Offaly, during his visit to Ireland (Photo: Press Association)What one has always to remember, in speeches delivered abroad by statesmen from any democratic country—but especially from America—is that for them their most important audience is back home. President Obama’s performance in the medieval splendours of Westminster Hall, it seems, didn’t go down all that well back in the US of A: his meeting with the Cambridges got more media attention. Certainly, his oratory has often been more compelling; after the jokiness and rabble-rousing of a lot of his speech...
  • Second thoughts about that birth certificate

    04/03/2011 8:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 308 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2011 | Matt Patterson, Special to the Examiner
    Like most people, I had discarded the issue about President Obama's birth certificate long ago as without merit. Recently, though, possible Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has renewed public interest in the matter, and so I decided to take a second look. While Trump is mistaken in some particulars, to my surprise, the matter turns out to be more complicated than I originally thought. Obama defenders say that the he did release his birth certificate, making the entire argument moot. That is true ... sort of. In June 2008, the Obama campaign released of a "certification of live birth," which...
  • GOLF, OF COURSE (3 wars? Sick economy? Gov't shutdown? no prob for O'Dumma)

    04/03/2011 2:46:30 PM PDT · by milwguy · 21 replies
    politico ^ | 4/3/2011 | p
    President Obama headed to Andrews Air Force Base on Sunday for a golf outing. His partners are Marvin Nicholson, Ben Finkenbinder and David Katz.
  • Huckabee sends clear signal he is running; Thune, Daniels laying groundwork

    02/04/2011 9:52:18 AM PST · by bigred08 · 111 replies ^ | 2/4/2012 | Kevin Hall
    The clearest sign yet that Mike Huckabee is leaning toward another presidential run emerged Thursday. The former Arkansas Governor plans to visit Iowa in June and participate in the Family Leaderís ďPresidential Lecture SeriesĒ, according to the groupís CEO Bob Vander Plaats. He disclosed that information to a crowd of 50 in Oskaloosa.
  • Hackers steal 2 million tonnes of EU carbon credits

    01/20/2011 10:43:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/20/11 | AFP
    BRUSSELS (AFP) Ė Hackers stole two million tonnes of polluting rights in a five-day raid this week on the European Union's carbon emissions trading system, an EU source said on Thursday. The volume of carbon credits stolen in online action, which a European Commission spokeswoman was "possibly concerted", represents just a fraction of global industrial greenhouse gas permits, but is potentially worth many millions of euros. The scale of the theft, which involved five unnamed EU states, was revealed a day after Brussels shut all 27 national trading registries for a week, citing inadequate online protection. Credits stolen just from...
  • Petraeus's special gifts for Obama

    12/05/2010 3:19:21 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/03/10 | MJ LEE
    Gen. David Petraeus poked fun at President Obama while introducing him to troops in Afghanistan on Friday, presenting him with tough T-shirt so that no one would ďmess withĒ him. ďBefore the president starts, I think you all know the president was out on the basketball court a few days ago,Ē Petraeus said, recalling a game Obama played in which an opponentís elbow hit his lip.
  • Kerry: 'Afghanistan is just not Vietnam'

    12/05/2010 9:19:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Kerry: 'Afghanistan is just not Vietnam' By J. Taylor Rushing - 12/05/10 11:33 AM ET Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Sunday gave a firm defense of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan, rejecting any comparison to the Vietnam War in which he served. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" to host David Gregory, Kerry said the Obama administration has acted correctly in continuing the war in Afghanistan and should be able to withdraw troops as planned in 2014. Gregory had played Kerry a video clip of his 1971 testimony before Congress in which Kerry famously called the...
  • Obama Considering Rule by Executive Order in 2011

    10/08/2010 2:43:58 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 83 replies
    The Floyd Reports ^ | October 8, 2010 | Ben Johnson
    This morning, political commentators are paying a great deal of attention to one of the Los Angeles Timesí stories about Barack Obamaís plans for a Republican takeover of Congress. Unfortunately, they are focusing on the wrong one. Most commentators spent the morning quoting the presidentís remarks on a black radio program that a GOP-dominated Congress will result in ďhand-to-hand combat.Ē The reality is most of the action will take place behind their backs and over their heads. All indications are, if Obama cannot get his legislative agenda enacted by Congress, he will impose it by decree. The evidence comes...
  • Obama Oval Office Speech Announcing End of Combat Operations in Iraq @ 8PM EDT [LIVE THREAD]

    08/31/2010 2:45:15 PM PDT · by Severa · 722 replies · 1+ views
    I searched all over and didn't see a live thread on tonight's speech soooooo here it is! (Be gentle on me, in all my years here this is my FIRST LIVE THREAD!)
  • Traveling Con Man Simon Gann Arrested in Menlo Park

    08/17/2010 10:12:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Almanac ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Sandy Brundage
    Police search for more victimsThere's your run-of-the-mill bad boyfriend, and then there's Simon Gann. A 32-year-old Menlo Park woman suspected that the man she'd been dating was not who he said he was, despite his claims of being a math savant and purchasing a multi-million dollar San Francisco home. Since "Saleem Dutante" was talking her out of money, the identity confusion set off alarm bells. After she found he had an I.D. card bearing a different name, a quick search of the Internet justified her misgivings. Turns out his real name is Simon Gann. Far from being the wealthy doctor...
  • Candwich: A Sandwich in a Can Coming Soon

    07/21/2010 6:06:51 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies
    MyFoxHouston ^ | Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | (CANVAS STAFF REPORTS)
    Is a sandwich by any other name still a sandwich? Mark Kirkland thinks so, even one that comes in a can. He hopes to revolutionize the way the American public eats the ubiquitous lunch fare with Ö the Candwich. "Basically, you put a sandwich into a container that can fit into an existing vending machine," said Kirkland, who has spent the last 10 years trying to make the idea a reality. The development of shelf-stable bread that stays fresh for at least a year has boosted his cause, reported AOL News. Kirkland plans to start selling the 24-ounce cans next...
  • Serial Con Artist Married Dozens Of Military Men, Allegedly To Steal Their Money

    06/08/2010 2:10:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 73+ views
    L.A. Wekly ^ | Thursday, Jun. 3 2010 | Clarissa Wei
    Self-confessed serial con artist at-large Bobbi Ann Finley is accused of marrying dozens of military men, stealing their savings, and disappearing. Military and law enforcement agencies in at least half a dozen states including California have warrants out for her. According to the Daily Mail, Finley finds her prey, men due to be deployed overseas, near U.S. military bases. She tells them that she is the daughter of a Marine Corps general who is owed a large inheritance that can only be claimed if she is married, and when she gets her wedding ring she soon allegedly takes off with...
  • A teen killer's dark secret

    04/26/2010 1:30:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies · 1,296+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-26-10 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Peter Zimmer, 14 when he murdered his adoptive parents and brother at their Iowa County farmhouse in 1983, got the kind of second chance that would be impossible today. Wisconsin law at the time - since changed because of his case - did not allow Zimmer to be charged as an adult. He pleaded no contest to the killings and was found delinquent. There was no trial. He never expressed remorse or explained his crimes. He never accepted clinical counseling and therapy during his four years at Ethan Allen School, a state-run detention center in Waukesha County. As he was...
  • What is White House Covering Up in ďGateCrashersĒ Scandal? - Special Report

    12/11/2009 2:28:46 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1,297+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 12/08/2009 | Roger Aronoff
    The evidence clearly shows that the congressional investigation of the White House Gatecrashers is being controlled and limited. Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), now the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation, has made it clear that he wants to limit the investigation. Is he trying to protect White House officials with something to hide? Ignoring evidence of White House connections to the alleged gatecrashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Thompson will not subpoena Desirťe Rogers, the White House social secretary who is a very close friend of Barack and Michelle Obama. As a result of the stonewalling and cover-up,...
  • Judge orders partial release of Cheney CIA leak interview

    10/01/2009 9:38:30 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 5,136+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-1-09 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to release notes and summaries of former Vice President Dick Cheney's 2004 interview with Special Prosecutor Pat Fitzgerald in the CIA leak case, but is allowing the deletion of what may be some of the most interesting details in the documents. In a ruling issued Thursday morning, Judge Emmet Sullivan flatly rejected claims by both Bush and Obama appointees at DOJ that the entirety of the records should be withheld because their disclosure could discourage White House officials from cooperating in future investigations. The judge said the prospect of such inquiries was...
  • 'Birth certificate' seller vanishes into thin air

    07/20/2009 12:11:04 PM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies · 1,617+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 20, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Ė The eBay seller who first offered Ė and then promised to reveal to WND Ė an alleged Barack Obama birth certificate from Mombasa, Kenya, has dropped communications with a team of people offering to help him verify the document, only fueling belief the sale was a scam. As WND reported, an eBay seller known originally as "colmado_naranja" claimed to have an authentic document from Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa proving Obama's birth there at 7:24 p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961.
  • Gov. David Paterson unveils dire New York State budget that includes new taxes, layoffs and cuts

    12/16/2008 5:23:56 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 73 replies · 2,927+ views
    ALBANY - Gov. Paterson released a $121 billion slash-and-burn budget Tuesday morning that slams New Yorkers with 88 new fees and taxes - even on their iPods. Calling the budget the "greatest economic and fiscal challenge of our lifetimes," Paterson acknowledged his spending plan cuts deep. But he said the pain must be shared to deal with the fallout from the Wall Street collapse. The budget will cost the city an estimated $650 million in aid. But it's the $4 billion in new fees and taxes that are sure to aggravate everyday New Yorkers, who would be
  • Congressman Barney Frank RAT-MA Doesn't Want Kerry's Senate Seat (Too much to do in da House!)

    11/07/2008 7:49:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 996+ views
    WBZTV ^ | 11/06/08 | Karen Anderson
    Congressman Frank Doesn't Want Kerry's Senate SeatFrank Says He Has Much To Do In House Karen Anderson Nov 6, 2008 9:32 pm US/Eastern BOSTON (WBZ); Congressman Barney Frank says he would not want Sen. John Kerry's seat if Kerry is to move onto the Obama administration. He says he has tremendous opportunities now in the House. And he says he doesn't think that the current state law should change which gives voters the opportunity to choose the next Senator. He says he thinks very highly of Obama's next Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. Congressman Frank says the House will vote...
  • Mel Gibson's Church Worth $42 Million

    10/21/2008 9:05:11 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 38 replies · 1,475+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    Mel Gibson has parked another almost $10 million in his Holy Family Catholic Church up in Malibu, California. According to federal tax filings just made available online at, Mel now has a church with tax free assets of $42 million. Thatís a lot of worth for a congregation of less than 100 people. Among the churchís assets: art work listed at almost $500,000. Gibson lists three major expenses for 2007 including an architect and landscaper to help him keep building in and around the church. He also paid a law firm $69,000 for its services. Holy Family is not...
  • Gore Admits Financial Reasons for Advancing Global Warming Hysteria

    04/11/2008 6:51:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 132+ views
    Gore Admits Financial Reasons for Advancing Global Warming Hysteria Photo of Noel Sheppard. By Noel Sheppard | April 11, 2008 - 09:38 ET For years, NewsBusters has reported on Al Gore's financial interests in advancing global warming hysteria around the world. On March 1, while speaking at the TED Conference in Monterey, California, the Nobel Laureate admitted to having "a stake" in a number of green "investments" that he recommend attendees put their money in instead of "sub-prime carbon assets" like "tar sands" and "shale oil." This occurred as pictures of such products appeared on the screen with names of...
  • Hillary Clinton Trying To Steal The Nomination?

    01/26/2008 8:51:04 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 30 replies · 6,993+ views
    Outside The Beltway ^ | Saturday, January 26, 2008 | James Joyner
    Hillary Clinton has issued a call to retroactively seat the delegates from Michigan and Florida that were ousted for holding their primaries earlier than allowed. She does so in the language of party unity: ďI believe our nominee will need the enthusiastic support of Democrats in these states to win the general election, and so I will ask my Democratic convention delegates to support seating the delegations from Florida and Michigan. I know not all of my delegates will do so and I fully respect that decision. But I hope to be President of all 50 states and U.S. territories,...
  • Oral Roberts President Resigns

    11/24/2007 6:42:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies · 131+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2007 | Justin Juozapavicius
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) ó For many, the resignation of Oral Roberts University's embattled president, Richard Roberts, seemed to be a question of when, not if, amid the financial scandal that hit the school nearly two months ago. Roberts, facing accusations in the lawsuit that he misspent school funds to support a lavish lifestyle, resigned Friday. "Those who have seen what we have seen won't have any surprise about the fact that Richard has stepped down," said attorney Gary Richardson, who brought a wrongful termination lawsuit against Roberts last month on behalf of three of the university's professors. "There was no...
  • Conwoman Khouri not contrite

    09/14/2007 7:27:49 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 Sept 2007 | Samela Harris
    NORMA Khouri was the toast of Australia's book-club circuit in 2003 Ė the brave woman whose Forbidden Love campaigned against Islamic honour killings in Jordan and became that year's "must read". But within a year the admiration withered. Khouri had been exposed as a fake. Her account of the death of her best friend Dalia at the hands of Dalia's father was a lie. There had been no Dalia, no Dalia's Christian lover, no avenging Islamic father. And Norma Khouri, the supposedly brave Jordanian writer, was in fact a Chicago conwoman on the run. Not only had Khouri deceived her...
  • Michael Reagan: Good Riddance to Illegal Elvira Arellano

    08/25/2007 8:46:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 91 replies · 1,396+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/24/07 | Michael Reagan
    You would have thought the United States had committed some unforgivable crime against humanity if you listened to the howls of rage emitting from a horde of liberals whining over the fate of an illegal alien who played them for suckers. Her name is Elvira Arellano and whatever else she may be, sheís a master propagandist who knows full well just which buttons to push to unleash a flood of liberal do-gooder tears from those who donít recognize a con man (or woman) even when the con is so obvious a 10-year-old could see it. In case you havenít been...
  • A silenced life echoes (Murderer Scams Virginia )

    02/18/2007 3:42:58 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies · 664+ views
    Daily Press ^ | February 18, 2007 | DANIELLE ZIELINSKI
    The state has spent more than $200,000 to educate a suspect to stand trial in a slaying that still reverberates in the lives of the victim's friends. JAMES CITY -- Two years after Brittany Binger's death, a simple memorial still stands at the entrance of Whispering Pines Mobile Home Court.
  • Pastor cites 'misunderstanding' of ministry (Mac Hammond)

    02/12/2007 7:08:10 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 77 replies · 2,446+ views
    stars tribune ^ | 2-11-07 | pamela miller
    Pastor Mac Hammond's congregation at Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park reacted strongly Sunday to his appearance in the wake of a watchdog's group complaint to the Internal Revenue Service that he violated federal tax law and a front-page Star Tribune article examining his financial dealings: Worshipers gave him a prolonged, cheer-laced standing ovation. "Y'all better sit down; I'll get too choked up to minister," drawled Hammond, 63, pastor of the nondenominational megachurch, which has almost 10,000 members. He called questions about his financial dealings "a misunderstanding" of his prosperity-gospel ministry, which holds that following God's word leads to...
  • Harold Ford Jr. to teach at Vanderbilt this semester

    01/15/2007 12:07:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 963+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 1/15/7 | JENNIFER PEEBLES
    Harold Ford Jr. to teach at Vanderbilt this semester
  • Obama on Rezko deal: It was a mistake (Barack done after election)

    11/04/2006 3:40:10 PM PST · by milwguy · 99 replies · 3,329+ views
    chciago sun times ^ | 11/04/2006 | milwguy
    U.S. Sen. Barack Obama expressed regret late Friday for his 2005 land purchase from now-indicted political fundraiser Antoin ďTonyĒ Rezko in a deal that enlarged the senatorís yard. ďI consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it,Ē Obama told the Chicago Sun-Times in an exclusive and revealing question-and-answer exchange about the transaction. In June 2005, Obama and Rezko purchased adjoining parcels in Kenwood. The stateís junior senator paid $1.65 million for a Georgian revival mansion, while Rezko paid $625,000 for the adjacent, undeveloped lot. Both closed on their properties on the same day. Last January, aiming to...

    06/10/2006 11:58:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 22 replies · 631+ views
    So I'm in my home office while my 7-year old and a friend are watching cartoons on Nickelodeon on TV in another room. I can hear the TV. All of a sudden, I hear Bill Clinton's voice (I'm paraphrasing): "Before I became President of the United States, I was a kid once. That's why I'm here to tell you that my foundation is partnering with the American Heart Association and Nickelodeon to tell you the importance of a healthy diet." He then goes on about healthy eating. Being in another room, I couldn't immediately get to the remote to hit...
  • Beyond the Hillary Hype

    06/04/2006 10:32:15 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 10 replies · 557+ views ^ | 6/5/2006 | Armstrong Williams
    Regardless of a 30 percent approval rate for the president, thousands of deaths in Iraq, multiple congressional investigations, and continual government scandals, the majority party need not worry about holding the White House in 2009. And there's one reason why: Hillary Clinton. With Clinton on the next presidential ticket, the Republican Party - regardless of its mistakes, missteps, and miscalculations - will win another Presidential election. Clinton officially kicked off her Senate re-election campaign last week at the New York state Democratic Convention with an 18 minute biographical video and a scalding speech about the Bush Administrationís tenure. Although she...
  • Con: Fund my sex change

    05/31/2006 7:43:26 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 22 replies · 561+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 31, 2006 | Dave Wedge
    Con: Fund my sex change By Dave Wedge Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - Updated: 07:35 AM EST Not satisfied with his taxpayer-funded female hormones and laser hair removal, a convicted killer-turned-transsexual is again asking the state to pony up to complete his transformation into a woman. Robert Kosilek, who is serving life in prison for strangling his wife, was back in federal court yesterday, again demanding that the state Department of Correction pay for his sex-change operation. A similar bid was denied in 2002, and his latest attempt has infuriated Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey. ďI strongly oppose using taxpayer...
  • CA: San Bernardino officials say paraplegic faked disability for cash

    05/11/2006 2:26:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 838+ views
    SAN BERNARDINO Ė A paraplegic who repeatedly filed claims and lawsuits for noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act was a con artist without any physical limitations, authorities said. After her arrest this month by Las Vegas police, Laura Lee Medley, 35, of Alhambra leaped from her wheelchair and ran for freedom, officials said. Complaining earlier that she was having medical problems, police took the woman to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment, said David Wert, spokesman for San Bernardino County. ďThat's where the great miracle occurred,Ē he said. Medley ďmade a break for it,Ē leading police on a brief...
  • 'Tangible proof' al-Qaida deploying nukes (Bombshell presentation)

    04/25/2006 6:50:43 AM PDT · by demkicker · 271 replies · 5,717+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/25/06 |
    A terrorism symposium featuring leading experts will begin with presentation of "tangible proof" al-Qaida not only has developed an arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons but also has begun to deploy them for use in its jihad against the United States and Israel. Paul L. Williams, author of "The Al Connection" and "The Dunces of Doomsday," will present his findings at the National Press Club in Washington at the conclusion of a public debate with Wall Street Journal correspondent Richard Miniter on al-Qaida's nuclear weaponry. The debate, Friday at 10 a.m., will be moderated by Fred Barnes, executive editor of The...
  • Lack of language skills will delay suspect's trial (Rapist/Killer illegal from El Salvador )

    04/06/2006 5:17:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies · 712+ views
    Daily Press ^ | April 6, 2006 | KEITH RUSHING
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  • Kerry's latest E-mail

    01/31/2006 4:19:34 PM PST · by G3 · 29 replies · 1,021+ views
    E-Mail | 01-31-06 | Freinds of Kerry
    Dear Democracks, Yesterday, 25 Democratic Senators joined our effort to filibuster the Alito nomination -- that's more votes to filibuster the Alito nomination than there were votes against Justice Roberts' nomination itself just a few months ago. This morning, 42 Senators voted against Alito's nomination. That's the highest number of votes against any Supreme Court nominee since Clarence Thomas in 1991. It's hard to lose -- but it's important to fight for what we believe in. I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of you who signed our petitions, called your senators, wrote letters to the editor and, most...
  • A "Thank You" from Congressman John Linder ...

    10/19/2005 6:19:50 PM PDT · by pigdog · 16 replies · 718+ views
    Linder's Website ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | John Linder
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  • Transcript: New Orleans' Mayor C. Ray Nagin's Interview

    09/04/2005 12:35:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 103 replies · 2,783+ views
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  • Neither an Officer, Nor a Gentleman

    05/17/2005 2:27:09 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 29 replies · 1,443+ views
    May 13, 2005 ó He charged into their lives like a knight in shining armor, claiming to be a Navy officer, an F-14 fighter pilot with a business degree, and with big plans for their futures. Women found his charms ó and uniform ó irresistible. Like Richard Gere's character from "An Officer and a Gentleman," Eric Cooper seemed like every woman's dream. And in fact, over a 10-year period at least nine women from the Houston area were married or engaged to him. Each woman says she was oblivious to his past relationships, and each woman was convinced she was...