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  • Report: Pedestrian Deaths Spike in 2016 Because People are Distracted by Their Smartphones

    03/30/2017 7:38:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 30, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    Pedestrian deaths saw a significant spike in 2016, reaching a staggering total of 5,997, the highest total ever recorded since the U.S. began tracking the measure more than two decades ago. The reason? People are distracted more than ever by texting and using their smartphones. According to preliminary state data gathered for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian fatalities surged 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, continuing an upward trend. Pedestrian fatalities surged 10 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to the Associated Press,
  • Trump's crafty move on Iraq [SALON'S most rabid Leftists opine]

    02/16/2016 11:12:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | February 16, 2016 | Amanda Marcotte
    Trump's crafty move on Iraq: His war comments allow conservatives to move past the Bush years while saving face Most of Saturday night's Republican debate held by CBS in South Carolina was more of the same stuff we've seen in the previous eight debates, with Donald Trump insulting people and lots competitive right-wing posturing. But there was one moment that was unexpected, when Trump went after Jeb Bush by attacking his brother, former President George W. Bush. Trump accused the former president of lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and called the war "a big, fat mistake." Trump...
  • Zero in on midterms before distraction leads to loss in Congress

    10/08/2014 4:54:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Less than a month remains before the polls close and it is up to the voters to place the election at the top of their list of concerns. Nothing will change unless the right people take office. Ebola, ISIS, Obamacare, IRS, Benghazi, the economy and climate change headlines blare fear and anxiety about natural and governmental disasters clawing at the door of every American, and it is absolutely right to be concerned for your and your family’s wellbeing. The impending danger inherent in these reports has taken paramount position with every major news organization. All the while, stories about the...
  • Army begins questioning Bergdahl about capture

    08/07/2014 4:56:24 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 7 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 8/7/14 | AP
    Army begins questioning Bergdahl about capture HOUSTON — The U.S. Army has begun questioning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday. Bergdahl was questioned at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where he has been staying since returning to the U.S., said his attorney, Eugene R. Fidell. “Sgt. Bergdahl answered all questions put to him. The interview is proceeding. It has been a productive expenditure of time,” Fidell said in a telephone interview during a break in the questioning. Fidell declined...
  • The Untapped Secrets of the Nixon Tapes

    07/31/2014 1:04:55 AM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 29 2014 | Evan Thomas
    Richard Nixon taped roughly 3,700 hours of his conversations as president. About 3,000 hours of those tapes have been released, while the rest remain closed to protect family privacy or national security. The public has a general impression of what’s on the Nixon White House tapes—the expletives deleted, the so-called “smoking gun” when Nixon appeared to try to use the CIA to derail the FBI investigation of Watergate, the slurs against blacks and Jews. But very few people have actually listened to more than a few hours of tapes. Less than five percent of the recordings have been transcribed or...
  • Obama heaps praise on deserter and craps on the soldiers who didn’t desert. What world am I on?

    06/05/2014 10:49:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-14 | DrJohn
    I feel as though I have accidentally stepped into the transporter and been transported to Bizarro world. You have to rub your eyes and read again what is on the screen. I have never seen anything like this in my life. Jonathan Turley said Obama has become the President Nixon wished he could have been. Maybe, but Nixon would not insult one's intelligence so baldly as this wretched regime does on a daily basis. You go out your front door. It's raining. You're getting wet. Obama tells you it's sunny. Jen Psaki says it's sunny. Jay Carney says it's sunny....
  • Iran, a Dangerous Obamacare Diversion

    11/26/2013 9:25:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Does anyone with credibility like this deal Obama's team made with Iran? I'm not seeing much encouragement as I scan the news covering the subject. Ask yourself this: What was so urgent about securing a deal that will allow Iran to pursue nuclear development in exchange for our releasing the sanctions? Did you do a double take on that formulation? You should have. Nor did the administration even lift a finger in these negotiations to secure the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, whom Iran has imprisoned based on entirely trumped-up charges. The administration said, "The P5+1 talks focused exclusively...
  • It's Hard to Mock the Presidency but Easy to Mock President Obama

    08/15/2013 10:32:23 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 15, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Mocking His own Presidency is what President Obama does best. There is so much to mock about Him that the temptation to do that is irresistible. The rodeo clown distraction has received more attention than it deserves. A White House spokesman has put in his one cent worth:   A silly controversy surrounding a Missouri rodeo clown’s decision to don a mask of President Barack Obama before taunting bulls to attack him – a traditional practice in American rodeo culture – became frighteningly serious on Wednesday. Rather than push back against the overwrought response from some Obama supporters, offended by the mockery of the president, the White House has tacitly...
  • Terror Threat Intelligence Not New, Agencies knew of threat to embassies, officials for months

    08/05/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/5/13 | : Bill Gertz
    Intelligence regarding al Qaeda plans to attack U.S. embassies, officials, and interests last Sunday was known for months by U.S. intelligence agencies but was used only recently to trigger the closure of embassies and issuance of public warnings of impending attacks. Al Qaeda “chatter” about coming terrorist operations, mainly against 22 U.S. embassies and consulates, and threats to attack or bomb officials in the Middle East and elsewhere was widely reported in classified intelligence reports over several months. The report said an attack was planned for Sunday, although no attack was carried out. The intelligence was based on electronic surveillance...
  • FOCUS! IRS spending, Sex abuse in military, heckling Mooch,(vanity)

    06/06/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    vanity | 06/06/2013 | FreeAtlanta
    Focus on Benghazi and the illegal IRS abuse against political enemies. Who doesn't believe that the Moochelle heckler was staged? Sex abuse in the military a major story? Really? The foolish IRS overspending? That is old news. Yeah, the last two are infuriating, but they won't send Obama allies to jail. We need to focus on the scandals that will send people to jail... and could bring down a presidency. The AP story and even the massive phone records grab are important because it engages an otherwise sleepy leftist press.
  • Question that revealed IRS scandal was planted, chief admits

    05/18/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    ...The Internal Revenue Service, apparently determined to get out ahead of an inspector general report critical of its handling of tax exemptions for Tea Party groups, came up with a plan: Lois Lerner, the official responsible for the tax-exempt division, would publicly apologize in response to a question at the American Bar Association conference in Washington... ...It was the day after Lerner had testified to Congress last week, failing once again to disclose the extent of the Tea Party targeting even under direct questioning. The damning inspector general report would come out any day, and Lerner and Miller wanted to...
  • Of Democrats and Distractions

    08/09/2012 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 9, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Now it can be told. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, despite his lofty position in the United States Senate and despite being married to a very nice woman, has been having sex with a cow for at least three months, maybe more. How he met the cow I cannot say, as it would compromise extremely sensitive sources. Where he met her? Again, my lips are sealed. Nonetheless, it is time for Senator Reid to come clean about that cow. The Senate Majority Leaders said recently of Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, that he "must prove that he has...
  • The Top 5 Silliest Obama Campaign Attacks on Mitt Romney

    07/18/2012 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Sark · 2 replies
    “It’s easy to get caught up in the distractions and the silliness and the tit for tat that consumes our politics.” – Senator Barack Obama, Democratic presidential primary campaign speech following a Pennsylvania loss against Senator Hillary Clinton, April 22nd, 2008. For political junkies, it seems like we’ve always been in the general election season. With Rick Perry imploding, Newt Gingrich dreaming of moon bases, and Rick Santorum failing to create a solid campaign infrastructure, it appeared inevitable that Mitt Romney would eventually win the Republican presidential nomination. In reality, however, the general election didn’t really start until April 10th,...
  • Liberals Can't Defend Their Corrupt Ideas, So They Create Phony, Divisive Distractions

    03/29/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 3/29/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, what happened this week at the Supreme Court is profound regardless the outcome. It was an eye-opening experience for millions of Americans that were paying attention maybe for the first time to this kind of thing. But the reason that I harp on this is... and I'm still struggling with a way to explain this to you. The reason I think it's profound is that the next time one of these events such as Hayward just reviewed in this horrible month for the Democrats, the next time the media and the Democrat Party get...
  • Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton To Retire

    07/05/2011 4:21:27 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/5/11 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder trial has decided to retire, sources told WFTV on Tuesday. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton was part of the team of attorneys who tried to prove that Casey Anthony was guilty of killing her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. However, the prosecution was not successful. Casey was found not guilty Tuesday in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago.
  • Woman Killed Crossing Street While Talking on Phone

    03/12/2011 3:12:49 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 45 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 11, 2011 | staff
    SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- A pedestrian struck by a car and killed just north of the international border was identified Friday as a 31-year-old Tijuana woman. Alma Luz Alfaro Gonzalez was crossing the street in a crosswalk at Paseo de las Americas at Siempre Viva Road when she was hit by a tractor-trailer rig making a right turn just after 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. San Diego police Officer David Stafford said the woman was talking on her cell phone and ignored a red light. Witnesses gave aid to the woman and called...
  • Obama; Free yourself from distractions - like information

    05/13/2010 9:48:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 632+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/13/10 | Cindy Simpson
    Obama's "million-mouthed dog," Organizing for America (OFA), was especially busy the week leading up to Obama's commencement address at Hampton University on May 9, in which he bemoaned information technology as "a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment." On May 6, the OFA blog encouraged its 13 million supporters to engage in the "fun" technology of the President's twitter account:
  • Climate Scientists Claim McCarthy-like Threats

    05/12/2010 11:08:20 AM PDT · by csd · 26 replies · 491+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | May 12, 2010 | Conservative American
    The recent scandals surrounding the climate change debate and the science behind climate change have prompted politicians and law makers across the country to order climate scientists to hand over the data that represents their findings.  In some cases, climate scientists have even been threatened with criminal charges if it is found that data was intentionally altered for the purposes of furthering a pro-climate change agenda. 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences have responded to these charges in an open letter entitled Climate Change and The Integrity of Science.  The letter denounces the charges made against them by...
  • Distractions This is a Democrat inspired game to distract . . .

    07/12/2009 2:14:05 PM PDT · by BAW · 9 replies · 661+ views
    Red State ^ | July 12, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    This is a Democrat inspired game to distract conservatives from pending policy initiatives. There is a game of distractions being played in Washington, D.C. right now. It is both intentional and designed to minimize conservative strengths. We must not play the game as the left would have us play it. Here is how the game is played. The President pushes cap and trade to the Senate while also advancing socialized healthcare. As those balls advance, the Attorney General makes rumblings about prosecuting individuals who engaged in enhanced interrogation techniques. While conservatives get distracted by the Attorney General, the administration claims...
  • Kris Allen wins

    05/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 158 replies · 5,041+ views
    May 20, 2009 | vanity
    Does anyone else think Kris Allen, who was very good won American Idol over Adam Lambert who was great because Red Staters siad "No!" to Lmabert for reasons other than talent? Lambert is the best ever on the show, but I think he was denied because Red State America has had "enough." I hope I'm wrong, just thinking out loud.