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  • Jorge Ramos: Latinos Won't Forget Trump Promoting Bigotry And Hatred

    08/30/2015 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 123 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” while discussing his confrontation with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump last week at a press conference, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said next year at the polls Latino voters “won’t forget,” Trump “promoting in his speeches bigotry and hatred.”
  • Obama calls on Congress to pass budget without drama

    08/28/2015 3:33:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 6:15 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama is highlighting good economic news during a period of wildly erratic stock markets to make the case the United States remains an anchor of global strength. […] Obama is warning lawmakers not to keep the economy hostage over what he describes as ideological demands. He also says Congress will eventually pass the budget, so “let’s just do it without too much drama.” …
  • Orange is the NEW BLack

    06/16/2015 7:08:47 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
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  • CO high school (CORRECTLY) stops valedictorian from speaking, outs him to parents

    06/02/2015 1:14:22 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | 06/01/2015
    LONGMONT, CO (KDVR/CNN) - Parents of Evan Curry are outraged after their teenage son is outed by his high school principal just before graduation. The parents say their son wasn't only forced out of the closet - he was silenced when he planned to come out to his family and friends during his valedictorian speech. The principal at Twin Peaks Charter School called Alise Curry and Don Young to tell them their son, the valedictorian, would not be allowed to give the speech at graduation. The principal also informed them their Evan was gay. "I think it goes without saying...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Compares Indiana Law to Jim Crow Laws in Scathing Op-Ed

    03/30/2015 12:19:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2015 | AFP
    Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of “dangerous” laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality, in an editorial published Sunday. Cook — one of the most prominent chief executives to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality — wrote in the Washington Post that so-called “religious freedom” laws passed in several states threaten to undo progress toward greater equality. "There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Cook wrote in the editorial.
  • Pelosi Exits Chamber Before Netanyahu

    03/03/2015 9:23:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    National Review.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.
  • Madonna says leaking of new album is “artistic rape” and “form of terrorism”

    12/22/2014 8:30:54 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | December 17, 2014, 10:47am | Alex Young
    A 13-track album of new music from Madonna has reportedly leaked onto the web. Oh No They Didn’t theorizes that the release could be the entirety of Madonna’s as-yet-unannounced thirteenth studio album, rumored to be titled either Unapologetic B**** or Iconic. Madonna’s camp has experienced a fury of unauthorized leaks in recent weeks, leading to the singer’s manager, Guy Oseary, to enlist the public’s help. “I would be grateful to any Madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak,” Oseary tweeted after a song called “Rebel Heart” hit the web late last month. “We appreciate...
  • 'This is wrong!' Mother of Michael Brown collapses outside Ferguson police station...

    11/24/2014 7:48:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jill Reilly and Louise Boyle and Ashley Collman and Dan Bates In Ferguson, Missouri
    * At an 8:30pm CT press conference in Missouri on Monday night it was announced that Wilson will not face trial over the teen's death* Ferguson officer Darren Wilson shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9 * Brown's family issued a statement saying they were 'profoundly disappointed' with the decisions, while calling for peaceful protests * Local police are currently attempting to make peace in the streets of Ferguson where some angry protesters have grown violent, throwing bottles and rocks and smashing car windows * The U.S. Attorney General and president have both urged police to show...
  • Glenn Beck Reveals the Life-Changing ‘Pivot Point’ He Has Kept Hidden From Almost Everyone for 5yrs

    11/10/2014 7:04:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 10, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck Reveals the Life-Changing ‘Pivot Point’ He Has Kept Hidden From Almost Everyone for Five Years
  • How the growing generation gap is changing the face of fandom

    09/07/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | August 25, 2014 | Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
    Earlier this month, two fan conventions came to London: Nine Worlds and the World Science Fiction Convention, commonly know as Worldcon. Worldcon is in its 72nd year, a huge old dinosaur (or perhaps an aging dragon) of science-fiction fandom. This year more than 10,000 people paid for memberships, which included entrance to the annual Hugo Awards. The official guests of honor were revered science-fiction and fantasy authors, editors, and illustrators, all of whom were in their 60s and 70s. Nine Worlds was smaller, younger, and catered to a more varied crowd including comics, TV, and fanfic followers. But since both...
  • Why Does Political Correctness Mean the Transgender Person Is Always Right?

    07/19/2014 1:44:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | 7/17/14 | Dori Monson
    I saw a story on KIRO TV about a person on Capitol Hill named Dylan Paul. Dylan Paul is 24 years old and transgender. Dylan was a man and now has breasts. But she still looks very much like a man if you watch the piece. The story reports on what happened when Dylan was working at Pagliacci up on Capitol Hill. She says that a customer mis-gendered her. According to Dylan, she was working at the salad station there and the customer said, 'Thanks man.' And she said, 'Well I'm not a man, I'm a ma'am.' "When he heard...
  • Transgender Pizza Employee Said She Quit Over Discrimination

    07/19/2014 1:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | David Ham
    Dylan Paul, 24, said she was more than hurt when she complained that a customer mis-gendered her while she was working last Monday. “I was working the salad station near the entrance to the restaurant of Broadway Paggliacci’s. Working there, your function is greeting customers, taking and making salad orders, and bidding customers farewell. It was in the evening on a shift I’d picked up from a coworker when I was saying goodbye to one of our regular customers. He returned the gesture, misgendering me as “man,” which isn’t something too unusual in my life. I corrected him, “It’s ma’am...
  • Watch Mika Get Verklempt Over Obama Impeachment Talk

    07/09/2014 5:02:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bartender—send a double Wyborowa with a Zoloft chaser to the nice lady at the end of the table. But seriously, relax, Mika. Four months before an election in which they are poised to triumph, congressional Republicans are not about to muddy the waters by trying to impeach President Obama. But on today's Morning Joe, that reality did not prevent Mika Brzezinski from getting verklempt and asking for time to compose herself before introducing a segment on impeachment talk from Sarah Palin and Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. View the amusing video here.
  • I Divorced my Husband and Married the Au Pair

    06/30/2014 11:40:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Viv Groskop
    When Michele Macfarlane started to lose her eyesight, she got an au pair to help with the children. But she fell in love with the younger woman and realised she was gayIt's a well-worn cliche to fear the arrival of an attractive au pair. The threat, it is assumed, is always that the husband will stray. "There is so much written about this," Michele Macfarlane says, laughing. "I remember that early on I said to my mother, 'You know, I think our new au pair is gay.' Tell us what you think: Star-rate and review this book "My mum joked,...
  • Michael Sam gets a reality show on Oprah’s network

    05/15/2014 6:01:54 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 111 replies
    Pro Football Talk/NBC Sports ^ | 5/14/2014 | Michael David Smith
    Rams defensive end Michael Sam is getting a reality show. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it is working with Sam on a reality TV project that will show his life as the first openly gay player in the NFL. “We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,” Oprah Winfrey said in a statement. “I am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format.”
  • WW3? Drudge loses it.

    04/16/2014 1:40:46 PM PDT · by dangus · 86 replies
    The Drudge Report always has its fun with misuse of images. But World War III is no laughing matter. In an attempt to paint Russia as hurtling us towards World War III, Drudge shows a picture of troops marching through the Ukraine, wearing Soviet-era uniforms. But the picture is out of context. The picture is, in fact, from Odessa. Yes, there are significant numbers of Russophones. Yes, many of them may favor secession. Yes, some of the secessionists may have the same kind of romanticism for the Soviets that their Ukrainian neighbors have for the Nazi Banderites. But that's not...
  • A New Breed of Breeder (Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America)

    03/28/2014 2:17:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 3/28/14 | Christopher Hart
    W. C. Harris is a radical gay activist and Professor of Queer Studies and Early American Literature. He says that homosexuals are still cruelly oppressed in America, even though some of them may end up with very comfortable jobs as university professors.... He is particularly angry with the Christian right for oppressing him.... So he would like to abolish Christianity altogether....and replace it with that he wittily calls “Gaytheism,” i.e., homosexual atheism. Unlike beastly old Christianity, this new religion will meet our spiritual needs with “new forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or...
  • The Decline and Fall of the ‘H’ Word (Homosexual)

    03/23/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    To most ears, it probably sounds inoffensive. A little outdated and clinical, perhaps, but innocuous enough: homosexual. But that five-syllable word has never been more loaded, more deliberately used and, to the ears of many gays and lesbians, more pejorative. “ ‘Homosexual’ has the ring of ‘colored’ now, in the way your grandmother might have used that term, except that it hasn’t been recuperated in the same way,” said George Chauncey, a Yale professor of history and an author who studies gay and lesbian culture. Consider the following phrases: homosexual community, homosexual activist, homosexual marriage. Substitute the word “gay” in...
  • The Miraculous Healing of Medea Benjamin

    03/07/2014 7:44:55 PM PST · by kristinn · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, March 7, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Three days after she claimed to have been brutally attacked, stomped on, her arm ripped out of its socket and ligaments torn by Egyptian authorities trying to deport her from the Cairo airport, Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin appeared to be miraculously healed as shown on a video of an interview recorded Friday. Benjamin, leader of the terrorist support group Code Pink, spoke to Bill Hughes at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The camera shot is tight from the shoulders up. Benjamin looks quite healthy. No scabs, no bruises, no swelling, no torn scalp, no broken teeth. When the camera...
  • A Tea Party Forum Called Me Limp-Wristed For Not Liking Sarah Palin's Book (That'd be us)

    12/18/2013 2:10:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    The Portland Mercury ^ | December 18, 2013 | Alex Falcone
    Yesterday I posted this hilarious review of Sarah Palin's new book about the war on Christmas Good Tidings and Great Joy. The post was picked up by a Tea Party forum "Free Republic" and they were not happy. Apparently I'm "stupid, ignorant, dishonest and basically evil" and also have "the hair of a kewpie doll." For 70+ comments, they proved they were smarter, more honest, more Godly, and possessing of better hair by calling me gay in as many ways as they could think of. "Fudgepacker" was fun because it reminded me of second grade, "pointy headed fag in need...
  • Obama to skip Gettysburg anniversary because of website's woes

    11/19/2013 10:32:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama was unable to attend Tuesday's ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address because of scheduling issues stemming from the rollout of his signature healthcare law, the White House said Tuesday. Following stories questioning why the president had skipped the event, given his public affinity for President Lincoln, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted that "it didn't work schedule-wise." In response to a journalist's Twitter query about what could be more important, Pfeiffer wrote: "Oh, I don't know, there's this whole website thing that someone suggested might destroy the [Democratic] Party." According to the president's public...
  • fake faint

    10/23/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 22, 2013 | Lady Patriots
    Brief video (3:19) analysis of the Rose Garden fainting episode.
  • Glen Beck and Senator calling FreedomWorks Traitors?

    10/09/2013 9:32:43 AM PDT · by MNDude · 46 replies
    Whatever became of Glenn Beck's announcement to name a Republican Senator that was calling FreedomWorks members traitors?
  • So You're a Revolutionary?

    08/14/2013 4:25:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Gabriel Lugo is president of the faculty senate at UNC-Wilmington. He's generally a nice fellow with a good sense of humor. But, unfortunately, on August 9th, he sent out a wildly unprofessional memo to the entire university faculty. His memo lends credence to my concern that the UNC system has become little more than a political lobby for the Democratic legislative agenda. Thus I will soon propose that we rename our school DNC-Wilmington to reflect the fact that it is an institution committed to politics rather than honest intellectual inquiry. In a section of his memo allegedly updating them on...
  • Transgender anchor sues BET for $2.5 million because he couldn’t host segment in drag

    08/08/2013 7:55:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cross-dressing internet gossip columnist and sometime-television personality Brandon Sessoms, who goes by the stage name B. Scott, has filed a $2.5 million gender discrimination lawsuit against Black Entertainment Television (BET) after the network demanded he wear “masculine” attire at a recent awards show. Sessoms, 32, is an openly homosexual man who calls himself “transgender,” because he believes that his “spirit” is neither male nor female. While he admits that “biologically, I am male — as my sex was determined at birth by my reproductive organs,” he says “my spirit truly lies somewhere in...
  • Lufkin Planned Parenthood clinic to close Thursday

    08/01/2013 11:08:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    KLTV ^ | Lauren Callahan
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - One prominent women's health care provider is shutting the doors to three southeast Texas clinics because of what they call "persistent attacks on women's health." The Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Chapter, which serves Houston, southeast Texas, and Louisiana, announced two weeks ago that because of state budget cuts to women's health care services, Planned Parenthood chapters in Lufkin, Huntsville, and Bryan will have to close. After nearly 40 years of serving East Texans, their last day to see patients is Thursday, Aug. 1. The Lufkin clinic offers general health care, family planning, and pregnancy and STD...
  • Paris Jackson: Facebook Destroyed Her

    06/26/2013 11:51:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/26/2013
    Paris Jackson's deep depression has been largely the result of bullying ... and Facebook has been hosting the haters. Sources closely connected to Paris tell TMZ ... the 15-year-old has been reeling from comments left on her Facebook page --- many about Michael Jackson and his lifestyle. Some of the comments involve the various molestation allegations ... others involve the odd life Paris lived while Michael was alive. We're told Paris has taken the comments very personally ... and one source says, "They destroyed her." The source adds, there's a nexus between the bullying and her penchant for cutting. Now...
  • Glenn Beck plans to break damaging political news within a day

    06/12/2013 6:47:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 296 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/12/13 | Christopher Collins
    Glenn Beck today on his show stated that he plans to break news within 24 hours that could take down the entire power structure of the government.
  • Geraldo Demands O’Reilly Stop Saying “Illegal Alien”

    05/12/2013 11:31:52 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 81 replies
    Why? Because Mr. Rivera likens it to calling someone a “negro” or a “homosexual.”
  • Obama’s Psychodramas (Victor Davis Hanson)

    04/24/2013 10:35:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | APRIL 23, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Unlike Sandy Hook and gun control, the Tsarnaev case teaches real lessons about immigration.</p> <p>Barack Obama has a habit of trying to energize his legislative agenda by stoking the fires of emotionally charged current events — and in ways usually illogical and incoherent. The shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords and the horrible mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School were cited as reasons for rapid enactment of new gun-control laws — even though the proposed tougher registration rules would not have prevented either mayhem.</p>
  • Monday Bombshell: Evidence So Damning It Will “Determine the Fate of Our Nation” (Glenn Beck)

    04/20/2013 8:50:21 PM PDT · by blam · 212 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-20-2013 | Mac Slavo
    Monday Bombshell: Evidence So Damning It Will “Determine the Fate of Our Nation” Mac Slavo April 20th, 2013 Radio host Glenn Beck has reportedly obtained information regarding the Saudi Arabian national initially detained as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. According to Beck, the lies surrounding this suspect run so deep that should they become public they will have consequences so severe that the United State of America as we know it will be “done” if the Obama Administration is not held to account. On his radio show Friday, Beck urged White House officials to come clean. Failure to...
  • Let's Stop Bashing Beck!

    Glen Beck promised to release information Monday if the administration didn't come clean about the Boston bombing.
  • Gay Radio Host: Gay Son Must Reject Conservative Dad

    04/07/2013 12:48:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 06, 2013 | 07:53 | Tim Graham
    On The Huffington Post, gay radio host Michelangelo Signorile—last mentioned here when he told a pro-Romney caller to his show to buy arsenic and drink it—is angry at the son of Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.). Salmon must either cave and support the LGBT agenda, or the son must reject his father for being “selfish” and remaining conservative. All parents should “reconcile their faith” with the LGBT agenda, or be cut off:Fortunately, my own parents, like millions across the country and around the world, including, most recently, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), came around after their initial shock and reconciled their support...
  • Gnome cofounder: Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL

    03/21/2013 2:06:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Register ^ | 03/05/2013 | Neil McAllister
    Gnome project cofounder and current Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza says he's done wrestling with Linux on the desktop, and that he now uses Apple kit exclusively for all of his workstation needs. De Icaza is well known in the open source community for developing a number of client-side technologies for Linux, including the Midnight Commander file shell, the Gnome desktop environment, and the Mono project. But in a blog post on Tuesday, de Icaza wrote that not only does he no longer use Linux for his day-to-day computing needs, but he hasn't actually booted his Linux workstation since October...
  • Family says body of murdered former Alabama A&M administrator beaten, dragged, burned

    03/04/2013 11:57:59 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 29 replies
    http://al.com ^ | 03/04/2013 | Paul Gattis
    CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- The body of Marco McMillian, the former Alabama A&M administrator whose body was found last week, was "beaten, dragged and burned," according to a statement released by his family to the Jackson Clarion Ledger. A Shelby Miss. man, 22-year-old Jeremy Reed, has been charged in McMillian's murder. "We feel this was not a random act of violence based on the condition of the body when it was found," the McMillian family said in the statement. "Marco, nor anyone, should have their lives end in this manner." McMillian worked in the cabinet of former Alabama A&M President Robert...
  • (Keith)Ellison(PBUH) moves to adjourn House to protest Obamacare vote

    07/10/2012 7:13:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/10/12 | Kevin Diaz
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., shut the House down for 15 minutes Tuesday by forcing a roll call vote on his motion to adjourn in protest of tomorrow’s expected vote on a GOP measure to repeal President Obama’s health care law. Ellison called the GOP repeal measure – the 31st attempt to repeal “Obamacare” in whole or in part – “political theater at its worst.”
  • Lindsay Lohan taken to hospital

    06/15/2012 12:01:21 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 39 replies
    ABC7 Eyewitness News ^ | 2012-06-15 | ABC7 Los Angeles
    ABC7 has learned Lindsay Lohan was taken to hospital after being found unconscious at Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey
  • 'I've had my phone tapped': Susan Sarandon claims 'government is watching her'...

    04/24/2012 1:01:11 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 11:08 EST, 23 April 2012 | Lydia Warren
    'I've had my phone tapped': Susan Sarandon claims 'government is watching her'... and reveals she was denied White House security clearance Actress and left-wing activist Susan Sarandon has claimed she was recently denied security clearance for a visit to the White House - and that the government has been tapping her phone. The Oscar winner, who has vehemently condemned the war in Iraq, made the claims on Sunday during a Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival - an 11-day event in New York's Lower Manhattan. One audience member asked whether Sarandon, who was answering questions alongside documentary filmmaker Michael...
  • Of Muppets and Manhattan (Goldman Sachs' woes reflect the woes of New York City)

    03/21/2012 6:25:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | 03/21/2012 | NICOLE GELINAS
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein woke to a headache yesterday. One of his vice presidents chose to resign via the New York Times opinion page, saying that he no longer wanted to take unfair advantage of the firm’s customers. But the people who should go to bed worried tonight are New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Goldman’s PR crisis is New York’s fiscal crisis. Goldman veteran Greg Smith wrote that he was leaving the company after nearly 12 years because its culture was “as toxic and destructive” as he’d ever seen. He claimed that Goldman’s business model...
  • Bachmann: BIG Announcement This Afternoon

    10/14/2011 11:18:02 PM PDT · by parksstp · 91 replies
    Facebook ^ | 10-15-2011 | N/A
    Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stated on her Facebook Page: "Tomorrow, I will make an announcement that is sure to fire up this race. What is it? You'll have to check back tomorrow afternoon to find out."
  • UNPRECEDENTED!!!1!: The Insult to Obama Is a Wound That Will Never Heal

    There are times when the unreality of a situation is such that you just gape in disbelief. Such is my reaction upon perusing the reaction of the institutional left (and I include Big Media in that description) to Obama’s reversal of his former decision to urinate all over the GOP debate next Wednesday. To listen to the stuck pigs of Big Media, the issue is not whether there is precedent for a President to lift his leg and piss all over the opposition. No, sir: the issue is whether there is precedent for Congress to refuse a President’s wishes regarding...
  • Schumer: GOP risks ‘Fiscal Armageddon’

    07/06/2011 1:50:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    the Hill ^ | 7-6-11 | Josiah Ryan
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that Republicans would rather "tank the economy" than end a single tax break. "In the home stretch of negotiations Republicans seem willing to tank the economy rather than eliminate a single tax subsidy," Schumer said. "You can't just say my way or the highway," he added referring to a hard line many in the GOP have drawn against raising taxes. "It will lead to a fiscal Armageddon." Schumer was on the floor to oppose Republicans’ call for a balanced-budget amendment, which would alter the Constitution to ensure that the federal budget is balanced each...
  • Palin is not running for the republican nomination. She's going rogue!

    06/19/2011 7:01:27 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 173 replies · 1+ views
    Here is the why Romney will be the republican nominee and why Perry or Cain or Bachmann will not save the republicans. Romney is moving left on global warming and staying the course on Romneycare and you will see him take his natural left positions on other issues as the campaign gets underway. His goal is to attract as many democrat voters into the republican open primaries as possible to vote for him. Meanwhile , Bachmann has been brought into the race by the establishment as well as Cain who has no idea. Perry is coming in too. This is...
  • Confession

    05/17/2011 1:30:40 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 357 replies
    05-17-11 | stolinsky
    Forgive me, Freepers, for I have sinned. My sins are many: 1. I linked to my own website, which is a sign of the arrogant belief that people might want to read what I write. Of course, if I didn't think that, I wouldn't write in the first place, so it's hard to see much difference. 2. I "stole bandwidth," though it's hard to see how posting a short exerpt with a link was worse than posting a long article--or how repeated insulting comments don't also "steal bandwidth." 3. I wanted people to "pay" me to be "showered with my...
  • Bristol Palin Signs Book Deal to Publish Memoir

    03/01/2011 7:32:47 PM PST · by pissant · 93 replies
    KTUU ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    NEW YORK — It's official: Bristol Palin has a book deal. The daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has signed with William Morrow to publish "Not Afraid of Life," to come out this summer. Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced Tuesday that the memoir would provide "an inside look at her life."
  • Iowahawk: Dear Nazi

    01/21/2011 1:17:51 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Iowahawk | January 21, 2011 | David Burge
    Dear Nazi The correspondence of Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), America's most dynamic metaphoristContinued
  • Bradley Manning's Prison Hell

    12/17/2010 6:53:47 AM PST · by La Lydia · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2010
    The last time Bradley Manning saw the world outside of a jail, most Americans had never heard of WikiLeaks. On Friday, Manning, the man whose alleged unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents put the website and its controversial leader, Julian Assange, on the map, turns 23 behind bars. Since his arrest in May, Manning has spent most of his 200-plus days in solitary confinement...his attorney, David Coombs, revealed key details about Manning’s imprisonment and kind gestures from his family that provided a bit of comfort in the inmate's otherwise extremely harsh incarceration.... Manning asked for a list...
  • Blog Police Creeps Are George Soros Plants

    11/19/2010 9:54:46 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 688 replies
    Vanity | 11/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Blog Police Creeps Are George Soros Plants For at least a month now a crew of three or four screen names here on Free Republic have been used to spam post after post all across the board. They have decided that they are Free Republic's police, they think they speak for the whole board, and have been attempting to drive people off this site. But are they real FReepers? Or are they something else? It is pretty clear that they are being paid to do this by a George Soros-styled, left wing organization to spam FR, attack posters, and attempt...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-09-10 (A DUmmie drama queen posts her opus)

    11/08/2010 11:28:10 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 54 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 9, 2010 | DUmmie Hekate, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    "Farewell, DUmmieland! I must leave you now! This place is not what it once was. No, don't beg me to stay! I know you will miss me terribly, but I must make my dramatic exit now. Why, I remember the golden days of yesteryore, when this was such a magical place, and we oldtimers all were one big happy family--not like what this place has BECOME, which is why I must take my leave. No, really, I WILL NOT STAY, no matter how much you sing my praises and beg me not to go. . ." Thus DUmmie Hekate...
  • JetBlue attendant in famous meltdown pleads guilty

    10/19/2010 10:53:02 AM PDT · by stefanbatory · 6 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | AP
    NEW YORK -- The JetBlue flight attendant whose job-quitting meltdown landed him in court avoided jail time in a plea deal Tuesday that requires him to undergo counseling and treatment for a least a year.