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  • Press enraged over Trump

    09/16/2016 10:32:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 16, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Reporters bristled at their treatment during Donald Trump's campaign event Friday, where the GOP presidential nominee only briefly addressed his past skepticism of President Obama's birthplace and abruptly left without taking any questions. Trump then barred reporters from joining a tour of his new hotel, which prompted the pooled television reporters to erase their video from the tour, according to multiple reporters. “As the designated pool producer; attempted to go on pooled tour, as is customary. Was physically restrained from accompanying the camera,” ABC News journalist Candace Smith tweeted. “Blocked is perhaps the better term. Tried to go through the...

    09/08/2016 6:29:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Each year the NFL minimum salaries increase by $15,000, up to $435k for a rookie in 2015. A player’s minimum salary is determined by his years of experience (YOE), ranging from 0 to 10 or more. The chart below shows the minimum (P5) salaries a team can contract a player to based on Years of Experience (credited seasons).   Yrs. 2015 2016 2017 2018 0 $435,000 $450,000 $465,000 $480,000 1 $510,000 $525,000 $540,000 $555,000 2 $585,000 $600,000 $615,000 $630,000 3 $660,000 $675,000 $690,000 $705,000 4-6 $745,000 $760,000 $775,000 $790,000 7-9 $870,000 $885,000 $900,000 $915,000 10+ $970,000 $985,000 $1,000,000 $1,015,000  Veteran...
  • Black Lives Matter Was Gaining Ground. Then a Sniper Opened Fire.

    07/10/2016 11:07:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2016 | Michael Barbaro and Yamiche Alcindor
    It felt like a watershed moment for a scattered and still-young civil rights movement. Inside Black Lives Matter, the national revulsion over videos of police officers shooting to death black men in Minnesota and Louisiana was undeniable proof that the group’s message of outrage and demands for justice had finally broken through. Even the white governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, in a pained public concession, embraced the movement’s central argument. “Would this have happened if those passengers — the driver and the passengers — were white?” he asked. “I don’t think it would’ve.” Then, in an instant, everything changed. Black...
  • On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

    07/05/2016 5:20:58 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    Pew ^ | 6/27/2016
    Almost eight years after Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first black president –an event that engendered a sense of optimism among many Americans about the future of race relations1 – a series of flashpoints around the U.S. has exposed deep racial divides and reignited a national conversation about race. A new Pew Research Center survey finds profound differences between black and white adults in their views on racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and the prospects for change. Blacks, far more than whites, say black people are treated unfairly across different realms of life, from dealing with the police...
  • Brexit sore losers and NeverTrumps have a lot in common

    06/28/2016 4:21:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    cnbc ^ | 6/28/16 | Jake Novak
    One of the more common phrases you hear on social media and in political debates today is "elections have consequences." And that's true for the most part, as candidates and parties that win elections usually get more power and freedom to impose their favored policies. But it would be a lot nicer if elections had more than just consequences. It would be better if elections taught lessons, especially to those who lose the elections. But that's not what's happening right now in Britain.... ...And don't forget the most tragically clueless response of all: the push to have the entire referendum...
  • Brexit remorse? UK lawmaker calls for Parliament to ignore EU referendum as millions call for...

    06/25/2016 2:55:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 25, 2016
    <p>The aftershocks of Thursday's referendum on British membership in the European Union continued to reverberate Saturday, as more than 2 million people signed an online petition calling for a second vote and one lawmaker said Parliament should overturn the result.</p>
  • the #nobillnobreak whiners are still on the floor of the House (4:00 am Central Time)

    06/23/2016 2:04:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Still being cheered on social media, the infants in the Democrat party are still supposedly on the floor of the House. A "sit in" is going on. May the backlash to this stunt be tremendous.
  • Paul Ryan: House sit-in on guns is a 'publicity stunt'

    06/22/2016 3:56:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/22/16 | Theodore Schleifer
    ...Ryan called the Democratic lawmakers' sit-in Wednesday to protest inaction on gun laws a "publicity stunt," saying that House liberals were more interested in headlines.... .....the sit-in that began earlier in Ryan's chamber earned his scorn. "This is nothing more than a publicity stunt," Ryan said, saying House Democrats would infringe on Second Amendment rights and do nothing to prevent terrorist attacks. "This is not about a solution to a problem. This is about trying to get attention." Ryan said they would not take up gun bills that the Senate already voted down on Monday. He called on legislation to...
  • Jeb Bush broke his pledge to support the Republican nominee

    05/07/2016 11:42:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    In a Facebook post, Bush announced that he could not in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, saying Trump has not demonstrated the “temperament or strength of character” needed to lead the United States. In doing so, Bush became the latest member of his family to publicly refuse to back the real estate magnate. He also is the second former presidential candidate, along with Lindsey Graham, to break the pledge all the candidates made,
  • #AirBnBWhileBlack hashtag highlights potential racial bias on rental app

    05/06/2016 2:29:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 5, 2016 | Hannah Jane Parkinson
    A trending social media hashtag has highlighted experiences of possible racial bias by users of the AirBnB rental app. Quirtina Crittenden, a 23-year-old business consultant living in Chicago, who is African-American, started the hashtag #AirBnBWhileBlack after noting how often she was declined by hosts when seeking a place to rent – even when the apartments advertised appeared to be available. “The hosts would always come up with excuses like, ‘oh, someone actually just booked it’ or ‘oh, some of my regulars are coming in town, and they’re going to stay there,’” Crittenden said in an NPR interview. “But I got...
  • Let's Settle This: Debate Suggested Over GOP Primary, Caucus & Convention System and Rules

    04/15/2016 9:46:00 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 89 replies
    Self ^ | 15 April 2016 | AmericanInTokyo
    "To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect." -- Lu Xun Donald Trump and his campaign generals have lodged serious allegations and complaints about the 2016 Republican Party rules governing the election of delegates to the National Convention via primaries, caucuses, county/local and state conventions or a combination of these. Words such as "rigged", "fixed", "corrupt" and "broken" have been thrown at the party on state levels in the aftermath of delegates allegedly being 'poached' from the Trump Camp by the Cruz Camp, with the conspiratorial assistance...
  • Reince Priebus to Donald Trump: ‘Give Us All a Break’

    04/13/2016 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 240 replies ^ | 13 Apr 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Republican Party Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is taking a swipe at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over his complaints about the Colorado delegate-selection process. Reince Priebus @Reince Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it. Complaints now? Give us all a break 7:18 PM - 12 Apr 2016
  • Trump: The Two-Party Political System Is 100% Rigged, "It's A Crooked Deal,"

    04/12/2016 2:26:58 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 104 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 11, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Full Title: Trump: The Two-Party Political System Is 100% Rigged, "It's A Crooked Deal," "I See It With Bernie Too" In the wake of gaining no delegates from the Colorado state Republican convention, Donald Trump took to Monday morning's Fox & Friends to declare that "the system is rigged." "For example-- South Carolina I won in a massive landslide," the GOP fronrunner said. "Now they're trying to pick off those delegates one by one... What kind of a system is this?" "I win Louisiana by a lot," he continued. "I get thousands of more votes than Cruz, and then I...
  • Donald Trump's own children didn't register to vote in N.Y. primary

    04/11/2016 4:28:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/11/16 | Jenna Johnson
    Here's Donald Trump's latest organizing embarrassment: Two of his adult children did not know they had to register as Republicans more than six months ago to vote in New York's April 19 Republican primary. "They were, you know, unaware of the rules, and they didn't register in time, so they feel very, very guilty -- they feel very guilty," Trump said during a telephone interview with Fox News' "Fox and Friends" on Monday morning. One of the hosts commented: "Oops." Trump said that he understands the mistake and that it's "fine" that his children Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, who...
  • Bankruptcy and Colorado: The rules only count for Donald Trump when they work to his advantage

    04/11/2016 3:55:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 65 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-11-16 | Vince
    Despite what you may have heard or read, Donald Trump has never filed for bankruptcy. His companies have, four times, but Donald Trump never has.  The purpose of corporations is for investors to put a limited amount of capital at risk in exchange for the opportunity to earn money in any one of a myriad of legal ways. Investor use the corporate structure to ensure that if their bets go south, the most they can lose is the capital they invested in the first place. Corporate bankruptcy laws can give a company an opportunity to restructure its business in a...
  • Ted Cruz Isn't Cheating, He's Winning

    04/11/2016 1:45:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 455 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 11, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, there's something else about these delegate fights that have taken place over the weekend where Cruz has just skunked Trump. It isn't even a contest. It is fascinating to watch. And, of course, the Trump people think that games are being played and that tricks are being pulled. But that's not happening. This is just somebody who understands the system using it. You know, we could go into a little discussion if you want about insider versus outsider, and I've tried to tell people: "These insiders are not just gonna let this stuff go, folks. They're...
  • Byron York: Is GOP headed for its own Bush v. Gore?

    04/11/2016 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/11/16 | Byron York
    It's now likely Republicans are headed toward a contested convention in July. But they might be headed toward more than that — the party could be on its way to an internal version of the 2000 election, the race in which the candidate who lost the popular vote won the presidency, leaving injured feelings and diminished faith in the legitimacy of the electoral system.* And it could be worse than that. The 2000 winner of the popular vote, Al Gore, lost the presidency because of the constitutional structure under which electors, not popular vote totals, determine who enters the White...
  • New York Trump Supporters Denounce Republican Party For ‘Disenfranchising Voters’

    04/11/2016 8:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Donald Trump once claimed he was the "most popular person" in upstate New York. After witnessing the impassioned supporters at a rally in Rochester, N.Y. over the weekend, he may have a point. Over 2,000 people turned up to his speech Sunday, even though temperatures were “frigid.” If you scroll through the event’s pictures, you’ll also find an ardent fan dressed as a “Trump Wall.” Trump used some of his time at the podium to criticize the election primary process that has so far denied him the delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination. It’s “crooked shenanigans,” he insisted. His supporters agreed. A few sounded off...
  • GOPe Has Run the Numbers-They Think They Can Do It Even With 3rd Party

    04/11/2016 6:50:39 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 49 replies
    As of late...Ryan's Fake Unity Message with comments galore, Reuter's Poll publishing 33% of Trump supporters will drop GOP, strange and random phone calls to Tea Party-types coming from RNC. All a ruse to data mine what their margins are.......they really are gonna go for it. Surmising the same thing is happening on the Dem side, they will keep their alliance with DEMe, even if it means losing House and Senate. Too much money at stake for the Uni-Party. If we can't succeed, the Middle Class is truly done.
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trump’s effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaign’s preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • Cruz Sweeps Colorado as Trump Campaign Issues Error-Filled Ballots

    04/10/2016 12:54:55 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 10 2016, 10:00 am ET | Benjy Sarlin
    COLORADO SPRING, Colo. — Sen. Ted Cruz finished Colorado's delegate fight the way he started it: With overwhelming victory.Donald Trump finished it the way he started as well: With a disorganized and frustrated campaign plagued by mistakes.Cruz took all 13 of the delegates up for grabs on Saturday to complete a clean sweep of the state. Delegates endorsed by his campaign swept all seven Congressional District conventions held over the last week as well, which added another 21 delegates. Another three slots are reserved for state party officials."Today was another resounding victory for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who care about...
  • Trump’s new convention manager: Cruz is using “Gestapo tactics” to win delegates

    04/10/2016 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Hot ^ | April 10, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I don’t know what this means. Probably it’s not supposed to mean anything. I think Team Trump’s just throwing words out there now, the more sinister the better, to delegitimize the fact that Cruz is humiliating them in wrangling delegates. (We’re a week away, I figure, from Manafort comparing Cruz’s delegate operation to slaveholding.) It may even be that the more vicious Trump and his allies get, the more hyperbolic the Trump’s campaign’s accusations against Cruz will become to try to create a false sense that the race has turned equally nasty on both sides. Note that the “Gestapo” answer...
  • Cruz outmaneuvering Trump in behind-the-scenes battles for delegates (COLORADO Yesterday)

    04/10/2016 11:28:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 66 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10 April 2016, 0600 a.m. | Melanie Mason and Mark Z. BarabakContact Reporters
    David Coonradt came to the Colorado state Republican convention as part of Ted Cruz's “persuasion team,” a squad of volunteers working to secure more delegates to propel Cruz to the party's presidential nomination. He came ready to tout the Texas senator's gun-rights and antiabortion credentials, the most crucial information he had to impart appeared on the back of his neon orange Tshirt. “The official Ted Cruz slate,” the shirt blared, with the names of 13 prospective delegates below. More than 600 people were vying Saturday for 13 delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in July. The Cruz campaign wanted...
  • Colorado Trump Delegate Removed And Replaced

    04/10/2016 9:51:44 AM PDT · by proust · 112 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/10/16 | Larry Lindsey
    The Colorado convention have been removing and replacing any delegate who will vote for Trump. The GOP continues to show their disdain for the democrat process. This fella, Larry Lindsey of Colorado, found himself confronting, head-on, into the corruption of current Presidential politics.
  • Big Win For Trump In Michigan

    04/09/2016 6:41:54 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 117 replies
    It looks like Ted is getting a taste of his own medicine. CNN reports from Lansing, Michigan; Ted Cruz suffered a rare convention loss Saturday after delegates backing John Kasich and Donald Trump boxed him out of key positions in the Michigan delegation. The Texas senator’s campaign ran eight delegates for eight committee spots and lost every one, alleging it was “double-crossed” by Kasich supporters. The Michigan delegation picked one Trump supporter, Matt Hall, and one Kasich supporter, Judi Schwalbach, for the two seats on the powerful rules committee. The Cruz campaign lost votes for both seats. The rules committee...
  • The four kinds of people in the #NeverTrump movement

    03/23/2016 12:32:41 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 74 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 23, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    If you're like me, you've been following this year's primary season with a mixture of amusement and consternation. While most of the choices this year were unpalatable (so what's new?), the really troublesome aspect came from the amount of sheer acrimony that seems to have permeated the race this time around. Some of it has to do with the large number of Republicans running – we started with 17 before slowly whittling them away – which contributed to a seemingly necessary amount of fragmented loyalties among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. However, much of this acrimony arose due to the rise...
  • University of Arizona Campus Crybullies Demand Racial Quotas, Free Tampons

    03/09/2016 11:09:51 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2016 | Jack Hadfield
    A group of “marginalised” students at the University of Arizona issued a list of demands to the University administration, including instituting race quotas in university hiring and adding trigger warnings in classes. The open letter addressed to university staff explained that the students felt that the university failed to “appropriately acknowledge and address the lived experiences of marginalised groups on campus,” claiming that racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry “run rampant,” and wondering “how many New York Times articles have to come out” condemning UoA before action is taken.
  • Pitt Students ‘In Tears’ and Feeling ‘Unsafe’ After Milo Yiannopoulos Event

    03/03/2016 4:43:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/2016 | Charlie Nash
    The University of Pittsburgh’s Student Government Board held a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the traumatizing visit the night before from “dangerous” homosexual and Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, during which students described themselves as feeling “hurt” and “unsafe.” “During his talk, Yiannopoulos called students who believe in a gender wage gap ‘idiots,’ declared the Black Lives Matter movement a ‘supremacy’ group, while feminists are ‘man-haters,’” according to the student paper The Pitt News, prompting a handful of twenty-something-year olds to feel upset. “Just because we have to be neutral with our funding doesn’t mean we’re personally neutral,” announced...
  • I'll Take Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump (Another Traitor)

    02/25/2016 3:50:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 171 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 24, 2016 | Tom Nichols
    Donald Trump could end up being the Republican nominee, and the idea fills many conservatives (like me) with despair. By “conservatives,” I mean actual conservatives, the people who believe in limited government, a strong national defense, American federalism, and who reject the nanny state in all of its smothering incarnations. Put another way, I mean: people who are not liberals, like Donald Trump.
  • To Be, or Not to Be Offended

    01/06/2016 7:00:20 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 1/6/2016 | Deana Chadwell
    Being offensive is a breech of etiquette, not of morality. Being offensive is belching loudly, swearing like a stevedore, farting in church. It's a failure of proper manners and decorum; it has nothing to do with political opinions, religious faith, or human morals.
  • 'It was a massacre': Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving(BARF ALERT)

    11/26/2015 12:22:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 71 replies
    The ^ | 26 November 2015 | By Erica Tempesta and Valerie Siebert For
    The celebration of Thanksgiving may be a beloved tradition, but one group of Native Americans has revealed what the holiday really means to them in a moving video series that dispels the historical inaccuracies and stereotypes associated with their culture. As part of's One Word video series, a group of men and women from the Native American community have shared their thoughts on the words: Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus, reservation and redskins. And while many of the men and women agree that the 'redskins' is an 'offensive' and 'racist' term, the group shared different opinions about what it means to...
  • Feminist students feel ‘unsafe’ bringing female, conservative speaker to campus

    10/24/2015 1:21:36 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Oberlin College feminists claim they “feel unsafe” because of an upcoming event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, a noted scholar and author on modern feminism. In a public Facebook event page, the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians (OCRL) student group said Sommers will discuss “feminism from a perspective that differs from the general Oberlin population.” “Does this event make you or someone you know feel unsafe?” Tweet This However, many female students at the Ohio school have taken over the comments section of the event page to express their disappointment in the group’s choice of Sommers as an event speaker. Several...
  • Answers and evidence in Twin Peaks shootout delayed by case complexity, police caution

    06/20/2015 4:11:05 PM PDT · by don-o · 90 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | June 20, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    One month after the deadly May 17 shootout at Twin Peaks prompted the unprecedented mass arrests of 177 bikers, officials are releasing limited information and say disclosure of certain evidence, including videos of the incident, would compromise their investigation. The incident was of such a rare scale and variety that McLennan County officials had never experienced anything like it. Their response after the shooting stopped has been criticized from some corners and spawned at least one federal civil rights lawsuit and a judicial complaint. Now, as the media, bikers and their relatives push for answers, many questions remain unanswered because...
  • Let's Be Real: Burning Man Is Bad for the Environment

    08/26/2014 6:38:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | 8/26/14 | Keith Plocek
    This week, 68,000 revelers will descend on Nevada's remote Black Rock Desert. (That is, assuming the rain lets up.) They will travel from Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Mexico City and places you've never heard of. They will take part in the temporary city that is Burning Man, and will light a giant wooden man aflame. Despite all of this, Burning Man has somehow gotten a reputation as a "green" event. But that is simply not the case. Make no mistake: Burning Man is bad for the environment.
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/16/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/14/2014 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • Well, I'll Cry Tomorrow: Medea, Debo Get No R-S-P-E-C-T

    03/09/2014 7:23:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/9/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    This week President Obama, following a long string of bloopers that the media underplays or ignores, spelled respect "R-S-P-E-C-T'". It was a fitting blunder in a week in which he and America's left wing took a series of pratfalls.
  • Conservative U.S. Catholics Feel Left Out of the Pope’s Embrace [Catholic/Orthodox/SV Cauci]

    “It seems he’s focusing on bringing back the left that’s fallen away, but what about the conservatives?” said Ms. Kurt, a hospice community educator. “Even when it was discouraging working in pro-life, you always felt like Mother Teresa was on your side and the popes were encouraging you. Now I feel kind of thrown under the bus.”
  • Couple Complains Pro-Life Law Prevents Them From Aborting Their Baby

    11/05/2013 1:50:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | Susan Tyrrell
    “My rights have been taken away, and I want my constitutional rights restored.” Marni Evans and her fiancé John Lockhart give a startling interview to Texas Tribune, which you can watch below, in which they assert that the enforcement of the Texas pro-life law which requires doctors to have hospital admitting privileges in order to perform an abortion a violation of their rights as citizens. Marni explains in the video how they discovered they were pregnant and examined their position to have a baby: their income which wasn’t always steady, their ability to provide a loving home and committed family,...
  • What Do You Think Of The Steelers New Uniforms? (What Were They Thinking?)

    11/18/2012 9:12:27 PM PST · by TruthWillWin · 103 replies
    Have you seen the uniforms the Steelers wore for tonight's game?
  • Debate moderating: a thankless job

    10/22/2012 2:05:17 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2012 7:27 AM (ET) | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - Beneath Bob Schieffer's Southern charm is the tough spine of someone used to dealing with politicians. The moderator of Monday's final presidential debate will need it, because it has been open season on the other journalists who have done that job this campaign. Thanks to a bitter campaign rivalry, thriving partisan media outlets and the growth of social media, debate moderator is approaching baseball umpire on the scale of thankless jobs.
  • NIAA Board to form committee to address disparity between Gorman, public school athletic programs

    03/06/2012 3:43:33 PM PST · by redreno · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03/06/2012 | By Anjeanette Damon
    RENO — The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control will form a committee to explore ways to level the playing field for high school sports in the wake of intensifying complaints from public schools that they can no longer keep up with Bishop Gorman High’s dominant football program.
  • Workers push back against earlier holiday openings (Crybaby Alert!)

    11/22/2011 5:56:13 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 61 replies
    Richmond Times ^ | 11.22.11
    Count your blessings, then get to work. That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier. Unhappy workers who say the earlier hours ruin their Thanksgiving celebrations are trying to persuade companies to back off, but retailers say they're stuck: It's what customers want. Reporting to work at 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Dayruinswhat issupposed to bea day spent with family, said Anthony Hardwick, who works part time at a Target store in Omaha, Neb., corralling carts.
  • ***Who Needs A Knife: Stabbed In The Back By Someone We Loved***

    10/05/2011 5:44:05 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 180 replies
    Stardate: 1110.5
    Those of you who read me know how I feel about Sarah Palin....just look at my tag line.....and I will write her name in in November, and keep my word that I will vote fro her.... But if she does not undo this incredible mistake, and quickly, she will supply all the media and all her detractors with what they will call "Proof" that every rotten thing they said about her was true..... And what a way to thank Steve Bannon for his film and DVD....on the day it comes out to most stores, she gets out, braking millions of...
  • We Are the 99 Percent

    10/04/2011 4:42:43 PM PDT · by redreno · 41 replies · 1+ views
    We are the 99 percent ^ | Unknown | unknown
    We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent. Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
  • Dyspepsia and American Atheism

    08/01/2011 4:47:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 1, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Every now and then there is a lawsuit that really defines the desperation of a failing social movement. The recent decision of one of America’s most intolerant religious organizations, American Atheists, provides a prime example. This group of anti-Christian zealots has filed a lawsuit they will surely lose. But they will suffer an even more resounding defeat in the court of public opinion. Put simply, the lawsuit will demonstrate that atheism is largely the result of emotional inferiority rather than intellectual superiority. If you think my claims are over-stated, just read the following excerpt from their civil (actually it is...
  • Highway Patrol clears trooper of wrongdoing

    07/08/2011 12:27:56 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 135 replies
    WRAL ^ | 07/08/2011 | Stacy Davis
    Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol on Friday released its findings that clears a state trooper of wrongdoing following a Raleigh woman's claims that she was harassed and intimidated during a traffic stop in Wilmington last month.
  • [TX] CCISD teacher accused of insensitivity (Muslim girl reports alleged bin Laden remark)

    05/04/2011 4:30:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 4, 2011 | CINDY GEORGE
    A Clear Creek ISD teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of making insensitive comments to a Muslim student about the death of Osama bin Laden. The Clear Brook High School teacher is accused of profiling a student in his ninth-grade algebra class Monday by telling the girl, "I bet that you're grieving." ...Aziz Siddiqi, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, said he believes the remark was an isolated incident, but is encouraged by reports that other students helped comfort the girl and reported the incident. "Her supporters were her classmates. To them, she's a...
  • Dear Tea Party Trump Chumps: Dump Trump!

    04/17/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT · by Silverfiddle · 155 replies
    Fuzzy Logic ^ | 14 April 2011 | Silverfiddle
    Fuzzy Slippers makes a great case for dumping The Donald. He backed Harry Reid when tea party candidate Sharron Angle was ahead in the polls, and he got government to declare imminent domain on an old lady's house so he could build a parking lot. She just googled up a little dirt. Imagine what the Obama operatives will do to Trump. Here's an excerpt from Fuzzy Slippers: Look, I get it. I was warming to Trump. Big. I even told Adrienne that he was the top of my list of potentials. But then I started watching him more closely, listening...
  • Donald Trump's dished dollars to Clinton, Rangel, Kerry, Reid, Lautenberg, Schumer and more Dems

    04/17/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 115 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/17/11 | ALISON GENDAR
    Tea Party darling and "birther" blowhard Donald Trump hasn't always put his money where his mouth is: The Donald has splashed campaign cash on a "Who's Who" who's who of liberal pols. Trump shot to the top of GOP presidential polls by embracing debunked conspiracies about President Obama's birthplace — but he repeatedly has opened his fat checkbook for a slew of Democratic stars, a review by the Center for Responsive Politics found. The all-time apple of Trump's eye is beleaguered Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel, the once powerful once-powerful ex-head of the tax-writing Ways & Means Committee — and a...
  • Listen Up, All You Crybabies!

    12/30/2010 5:57:51 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 13 replies · 9+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-30-10 | Stoutcat
    I have to admit, “jackwagon” is now one of my favorite words. It came into my vocabulary courtesy of R. Lee Ermey via the great series of Geico commercials in which a “former Drill Sergeant make[s] a terrible therapist.” Here then is the former Drill Sergeant himself, in an appearance from earlier in the month at a Toys 4 Tots benefit, giving his opinion about President Obama. Warning: it’s not for crybabies! So let’s just let Obama and his crew chug on over to mamby-pamby land, shall we, while we start to take back our nation. With guys like R....