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  • Dear strangers: Don’t call me mom

    05/18/2015 1:12:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Karol Markowicz
    It started shortly after I had my first child. I was leaving the building on the Upper West Side where we lived at the time and the doorman said “have a nice day, mom.” This man was approximately my age, so I was definitively not his mom. I was very new to being anyone’s mom, actually, and hearing that was jarring. To be fair, I’ve been called variations of “mother” well before I had children. I’ve had “hey mami” shouted at me from many a car window and more than one fine gentleman has asked me “what’s up, ma?” as...
  • Fresno traffic stop leads to discovery of meth lab at retirement community

    06/16/2014 5:25:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies
    KFSN TV ^ | June 15, 2014 | Veronica Miracle
    "When officers pulled Short over it was for a routine traffic stop. Since he's on supervised release for previous meth sales they searched his car. "When the officers searched the car they located four ounces of methamphetamine in the car, which is a lot of methamphetamine, so that's consistent with somebody who's selling," said Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez. After searching his apartment, they found a half pound of meth, heroin and materials for a meth lab. "Just shocking someone that age would do that, but actually a perfect place to do it, right? Retirement village, who would suspect it...
  • Son, mom, grandpa in Dixie Co. accused of making meth [3 generations of tweekers]

    02/24/2012 8:49:03 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 110 replies · 1+ views
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | February 16, 2012 | Karen Voyles
    The Dixie County Sheriff's Office early Thursday arrested four people representing three generations of a single family on suspicions they were working together to manufacture methamphetamine.
  • Glenn Beck TV Thread April 21st 2011

    04/21/2011 1:37:48 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 38 replies
    FOX news Glenn Beck ^ | April 21st 2011 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck TV thread April 21st 2011 Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Stand. Never give up. Never give in. We are another day closer to the 2012 elections. All Beckerheads, infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread.
  • Obama birthplace lawyer denied new trial

    01/14/2010 10:08:15 AM PST · by STARWISE · 211 replies · 6,351+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 1-13-10 | Martin Wisckol
    Laguna Niguel attorney Orly Taitz’s effort to have President Barack Obama removed from office because he was born in Kenya - or perhaps Indonesia - has run into another dead end, as U.S. District Judge David O. Carter issued this order denying her request to move the case from Santa Ana to Washington, D.C. In his order, Carter states simply that he dismissed her case on Oct. 29 - meaning that there is no action currently pending, and so no case to transfer. In that dismissal, Carter ruled that the federal courts do not have the constitutional power to remove...
  • Orly Taitz Gets Joy Behar Very Nervous About the Obama Eligibility Case (Video)

    10/14/2009 7:40:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 468 replies · 15,646+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/14/2009 | Joy Behar Interviews Orly Taitz
    Orly Taitz gets Joy Behar very nervous about the Obama Eligibility case.
  • Once Promising, CNN’s Campbell Brown Has Finished 4th Every Month This Year

    07/30/2009 9:47:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies · 1,431+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | July 29, 2009 | by Bill Gorman
    Remember when the addition of Campbell Brown to CNN’s prime time line up seemed like a way CNN might turn around their ratings fortunes? Sadly for CNN, she’s finished fourth behind the competition at Fox News, MSNBC and Headline News for adults 25-54 (the target demographic of cable news advertisers) every month this year. As Dr. Phil might ask Jon Klein, President of CNN/US, “So, how’s that working out for ya?”
  • New Fossil Hype Fits Old Pattern

    05/27/2009 11:32:13 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 609+ views
    ICR ^ | May 27, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    New Fossil Hype Fits Old Pattern by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Even evolutionary paleontologists are largely convinced that the media’s recent promotion of a new “missing link” is a monumental overstatement. There is little doubt that the hype surrounding the fossilized lemur “Ida” is primarily bluff and bluster.1 But her media campaign may actually be a more significant story than the fossil itself. Why is the publicity about Ida such a radical mismatch with the data?...
  • Kucinich introducing 35 Articles of Impeachment

    06/09/2008 5:17:44 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 253 replies · 847+ views
    Dennis Kucinich is currently on the floor of the House presenting his bill to impeach President George W. Bush. C-SPAN, 8:00 PM 9 Jun 2008.
  • Rayburn to have another go at defeating Rep. Lamborn

    10/05/2007 7:45:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 322+ views
    The Gazette ^ | October 5, 2007 | Ed Sealover
    Bentley Rayburn officially launched his campaign Thursday to unseat a fellow Republican, Congressman Doug Lamborn, by touting himself as "best positioned to reunite this party." Rayburn, who finished third in last year's primary for what was then an open seat, becomes the second challenger in the 2008 race, joining 2006 primary runner-up Jeff Crank. Lamborn has not made his re-election bid official, but he is raising money. Rayburn, a retired Air Force major general, devoted a good portion of his speech to "the war against radical Islam." He said the ongoing battle is a multi-generational struggle that will not be...
  • Wash. man confesses to killing sister for making fun of him

    01/01/2007 6:09:25 AM PST · by SubGeniusX · 68 replies · 3,041+ views ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | By and AP Staff
    ... Windsor said he took an ax from a closet and hit her at least five times until the ax stuck in her head. He stopped because he couldn't remove the ax. The coroner's office could not remove the ax and when the body was X-rayed it was embedded down to near the victim's jaw, according to police. ...
  • Jobs update: Are you ready for this?

    02/22/2006 6:01:30 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 40 replies · 1,897+ views
    Ocala Star-Banner ^ | 2/22/06 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently re-benchmarked the payroll jobs data back to 2000. Thanks to Charles McMillion of MBG Information Services, I have the adjusted data from January 2001 through January 2006. If you are worried about terrorists, you don't know what worry is. Job growth over the last five years is the weakest on record. The U.S. economy was more than 7 million jobs short of keeping up with population growth. That's one good reason for controlling immigration. An economy that cannot keep up with population growth should not be boosting population with heavy rates of legal and...
  • Churchill, Hitler and Newt

    02/21/2006 11:44:01 AM PST · by Courdeleon02 · 56 replies · 1,098+ views
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | February 20, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    <p>You can always tell when the War Party wants a new war. They will invariably trot out the Argumentum ad Hitlerum.</p> <p>Before the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam had become "the Hitler of Arabia," though he had only conquered a sandbox half the size of Denmark. Milosevic then became the "Hitler of the Balkans," though he had lost Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia, was struggling to hold Bosnia and Kosovo, and had defeated no one.</p>
  • Farewell to the GOP, for now at least! (Vanity Rant)

    01/23/2006 5:51:10 AM PST · by mr_hammer · 327 replies · 4,982+ views
    6-21-2006 | Mr. Hammer
    Farewell to the GOP, for now at least! January 21, 2006 To: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman Subject: The return of my 2006 RNC Membership Card It is with deep regret that I find myself writing this letter to you. I did in fact receive my 2006 RNC Membership Card. I will not be renewing my membership and I am returning the card to you. If you care about the why, then please read this entire letter. When I pulled the lever for our current President in the elections of 2000 and 2004, this is what I thought I was voting...
  • Young Republicans 'get party started' at D.C. convention - (Texas A&M senior joins)

    06/25/2005 7:19:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 577+ views
    Houston ^ | June 25, 2005 | Samantha Levine
    WASHINGTON - They may be done cramming for exams, but the hundreds of College Republicans who gathered in Washington this weekend are hardly done with their assignments. At a hotel just a few miles from the White House, the College Republican National Committee kicked off its biennial convention with a roster of high-powered GOP speakers meant to rally the fresh-faced troops in advance of the 2006 midterm elections. After all, the College Republicans are viewed as a critical part of the GOP's grass-roots stampede and, as always, the source for the next generation of Republican leaders. The CRNC, which many...
  • Caller to Schnitt Show *Claims* Terror Nuke in California "on the 9th"...(Crank Call?)

    05/23/2005 1:03:43 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 133 replies · 3,706+ views
    The link above will get you to listen to the show. Just before the end of the last hour, Todd Schnitt took a call from "Doug" (?) I think that was his name. Schnitt is going to talk with him off the air.The guy claims to have had personal contact with Muslim extremists who tell him a bomb will go off in the San Fernando valley in California "on the ninth"...though he says he is UNSURE of what MONTH on the "ninth". I do NOT put much credibility into these claims--but I did want to post this in case anyone...
  • Buchanan sees 'war' within conservatism

    05/17/2005 6:15:46 AM PDT · by sawdust · 257 replies · 3,068+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2005 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Pat Buchanan speaks of American conservatism in the past tense. "The conservative movement has passed into history," says the one-time White House aide, three-time presidential candidate, commentator and magazine publisher. "It doesn't exist anymore as a unifying force," he says in an interview with The Washington Times. "There are still a lot of people who are conservative, but the movement is now broken up, crumbled, dismantled." Mr. Buchanan, a former adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, says conservatism "is at war with itself over foreign policy, over deficit hawks versus supply-siders." Unnamed phonies, he suggests, have infiltrated the movement....
  • F.B.I. Apologizes for Failing to Identify Murder Suspect

    05/05/2005 3:28:04 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 6 replies · 607+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 5, 2005 | SHAILA DEWAN
    ATLANTA, May 4 - The F.B.I. defended itself on Wednesday after admitting that it had missed a fingerprint match for a man who the authorities say went on to kill three women and one teenage girl in three states. The man, Jeremy B. Jones, was arrested for minor offenses in Georgia in January and June 2004. But Mr. Jones was released when computerized fingerprint checks did not turn up a 2000 warrant for him for rape, sodomy and jumping bail in Oklahoma. The killings, most preceded by abduction and rape, have gripped communities and frustrated investigators. In one case, residents...
  • New drug wave delivers 'crank babies'

    04/17/2005 1:52:10 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 17 replies · 605+ views
    sacbee ^ | 4-17-05
    .....snip........... As many as one in 10 babies born at UC Davis Medical Center between 1990 and 2002 had been exposed to methamphetamine - known as crank - according to a recent UC Davis study of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Sacramento County numbers underscore the problem: Half of the babies that tested positive for drug exposure here last year had traces of methamphetamine and other amphetamines in their systems. Funding for studies on how those crank babies are faring is skimpy, researchers say, noting that they have been loath to generate a buzz that vilifies another generation...
  • Sen. Byrd ‘inclined to run’ for re-election

    03/19/2005 10:40:32 AM PST · by Crackingham · 30 replies · 888+ views
    The Herald-Dispatch ^ | March 17, 2005 | Raju Chebium
    Sen. Robert Byrd said Wednesday he’s "inclined to run" next year for the Senate seat he’s held since 1959. "I’m inclined to run, but I’m not making any announcement today," said Byrd, who has spent 52 years in Congress, longer than anyone currently serving. "I’m studying about it, thinking about it, talking about it with my friends and people in West Virginia." Byrd, 87, long has been considered virtually unbeatable in West Virginia, a state to which he has directed billions of dollars in federal money. The eight-term senator has been Senate majority leader and the chairman of the check-writing...