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  • Win Butler cut off from talking politics after celebrity game MVP win

    02/14/2016 2:38:30 AM PST · by This_far
    New York Post ^ | February 13, 2016
    Win Butler wants the United States to Wake Up, but ESPN wasn't about to allow him the platform for his alarm. The frontman of Arcade Fire, a band that hails from Canada, was named the Celebrity Game MVP in Toronto on Friday night, racking up 15 points and 14 rebounds for team Drake in a game some people actually watched. But Butler tried to keep eyes and ears on him after the performance, pivoting an interview with ESPN's Sage Steele into a plea for health-care reform in the United States
  • Unnngh..

    10/05/2004 11:42:29 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 4,504 replies · 73,100+ views
    unnngh...
  • NSC Spokesman: Dude, Benghazi Was Like Two Years Ago

    01/03/2016 7:04:17 PM PST · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 1, 2014 6:40 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor addressed Fox News Special Report host Bret Baier as "dude" Thursday and said he could hardly remember how he helped change the Benghazi talking points because it was "two years ago." The previously unreleased White House emails this week revealed a coordinated attempt to protect President Barack Obama during the 2012 election campaign and place the blame for the terrorist attack on the anti-Islamic YouTube video and not a "broader failure of policy." Baier pressed Vietor on his role in changing the talking points by adding a line about the administration warning the...
  • Christie to Rubio: 'Dude, show up to work'

    12/29/2015 8:58:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/29/15 | Jonathan Easley
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashed out at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday for missing votes in the Senate. Speaking at a town-hall event in Iowa, Christie singled out Rubio for missing a vote on the $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package. Rubio said he opposed the bill and late in the process threatened to block it, but ultimately missed the vote because he was campaigning for president.
  • What Obama Did on September 11, 2012

    05/05/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2014 | By Jack Cashill
    Last week, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor admitted to Fox News’s Bret Baer that President Barack Obama was not in the White House situation room on the night of September 11, 2012. That was the night -- "Dude, this was like two years ago” -- in which Islamic terrorists killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi.
  • College-Level Speaking not Required at GOP Debate ( CNBC doubles down)

    10/30/2015 6:46:56 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 29, 2015 | Eric Chemi, Nicholas Wells
    "In debates rife with confrontation and verbal barbs, there was one thing that wasn't a big surprise: Nobody was speaking above a high school level." "And at least one front-runner was in elementary school territory. That's according to a Big Crunch analysis of the first three Republican debates, looking at the candidates' speech patterns — and matching to them an appropriate school-grade level. We based our analysis on the well-known Flesch-Kincaid readability test. (Some readers might remember playing with this feature on Microsoft Word when writing up school reports — to see how highbrow their writing was.)"
  • Advocacy Group: Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ‘Epidemic’ For Colorado Kids

    09/26/2015 1:20:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | CBS4
    The results of a new study about the impact of Colorado’s marijuana legalization is raising troubling questions for parents. The study cites a significant increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths, hospital visits and school suspensions.
  • Ex Tenebris Lux, Bowe Bergdahl was ‘Stoned’ When Captured in 2009.

    06/20/2015 8:01:00 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 20, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The light of truth is starting to shine through the narrative that is known as the Bowe Bergdahl capture. In a Fox News exclusive interview with former CIA operative “Duane ‘Dewey’ Clarridge, the agent revealed that Bowe Bergdahl was high on hashish with Afghan soldiers before being captured by nomads and subsequently sold to the Taliban aligned Haqqani network. The revelation brings to light the true circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance Clarridge established a network of local informants in an attempt to secure the release of a Western journalist. The CIA learned from the informants that an American soldier and his...
  • Smoking Pot Interferes With Math Skills, Study Finds

    06/09/2015 4:42:54 AM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | June 09, 2015 | Ari Shapiro
    Audio. Click link http://www.npr.org/2015/06/09/413069509/smoking-pot-interferes-with-math-skills-study-found
  • San Jose Mercury News: Global Warming Could Ruin Surfing

    02/24/2015 9:15:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In an article chock full of "could" and computer model projections, the San Jose Mercury News speculates in the headline, "Climate change may flatten Santa Cruz's famed surfing waves." Key word is "may" since it also may not. However, this doesn't prevent reporter James Urton from engaging in extreme conjecture about surf conditions in a century while computer model projections are often unable to correctly project the weather for the next day. Let us now join Urton in the midst of his Chicken Little mode concerning the future of Santa Cruz surfing:
  • Candidate For Governor Got 22 Percent Of The Vote And Only Spent $35

    11/06/2014 11:32:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Liberalland ^ | 11-6-2014 | Alan Colmes
    “It’s amazing what $35 can do,” Healy said. “As I’ve been saying, if we only spent $75, $80, we might’ve won the race.” Republican Allan Fung came in second with 36%, and Democrat Gina Raimondo won with 40%, Mediaite reports. This time he ran as a member of the Moderate Party after its candidate was forced to drop out. Healey says that his success shows that people are sick of all the money being spent in elections.
  • Alleged Alabama Burglar Smoked Dead Woman's Ashes Thinking They Were Drugs

    08/02/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    The ashes were being kept in a plastic box, not a metal urn.Vietnam War veteran Phillip McMullen likely saw some bad things during his time in the service, but what he saw when returned to his Alabama home ranks right up there. McMullen came back to his Citronelle residence after visiting some friends out of town and discovered that his home had been burglarized. The gun safe at McMullen's house had been damaged, but it wasn't broken into. The same could not be said for the plastic box which held his deceased wife's ashes. "They even took my wife's ashes...
  • Former Obama Official: Rose Garden Ceremony Was To Tell Bergdahl’s Story (Tommy Vietor)

    06/03/2014 4:32:26 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 3, 2014 | Evan McMorris-Santor
    WASHINGTON — On Saturday, President Obama stood with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in the White House Rose Garden — a voluntary media event — to announce the deal that exchanged five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl’s release. Days later, that feel-good event stands in contrast to the deal’s reception, with reports from soldiers he served with that Bergdahl may have been a deserter, and lawmakers demanding to know why the administration did not notify Congress of the deal in advance. Tommy Vietor, one of Obama’s former top aides, said Tuesday the goal of Saturday’s event was to get in...
  • Hillary Hires ‘Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago’ Aide To Help With Book Roll-Out

    05/31/2014 1:59:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    As she prepares to answer questions about the Benghazi attacks of 2012, Hillary Clinton has hired former Obama aide Tommy Vietor to help with the roll out of her new book. Earlier this month, Vietor, a former Obama administration national security spokesman, appeared on Fox News to defend the administration’s response to the attacks and famously said to anchor Bret Baier: “Dude, this was like two years ago.” Here is the transcript from that exchange: BAIER: Did you also change ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations’ in the talking points? VIETOR: Maybe. I don’t really remember. BAIER: You don’t remember? VIETOR: Dude, this...
  • Ore. Man Dials 911, Asks Where He Can Buy Marijuana

    05/14/2014 5:32:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Dispatcher tells him she doesn't have a clueA man in Washington County called 911 to see where he could get some marijuana. The Washington County dispatch center released the May 1 call as part of its "You called 911 for that?!" campaign. The dispatch agency also posted the call on its Facebook page. "This is just one of many examples of what you shouldn't be calling 9-1-1 for," the agency wrote on Facebook. During the call, the man asks the dispatcher where he could buy some marijuana. The dispatcher tells him she doesn't have a clue. The call ends. The...
  • FBI says no connection between belated photo release and Benghazi media coverage

    05/02/2013 12:40:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May , 2, 2013
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, deflecting criticism over the Libya terror attack, argued Wednesday that "Benghazi happened a long time ago." But despite the nearly eight months that have elapsed since then, the FBI is only now producing photos of individuals they'd like to bring in for questioning. The release of the grainy images comes as the House plans another Benghazi hearing next week. It also comes after Fox News reported that U.S. officials have identified the mastermind of the attack, who according to sources is walking free in Libya. Coincidence? Yes, according to the FBI.
  • C-Span’s Benghazi Omerta Day 2.

    05/04/2014 4:02:11 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    Omerta - A rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization. That old mafia term certainly applies to the general media blackout of all things that could impossibly affect the public aura of Obama. I haven’t bothered to determine when the House of Representatives last announced the formation of a special committee to investigate the executive branch, but it is without question a newsworthy event, unless one is part of the outer ring of Obama’s defense, part of the hometown political cabal that will defend him at all costs....
  • Tommy Vietor’s journey with Obama: From van driver to National Security Council spokesman

    05/03/2014 4:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News' Power Players ^ | March 6, 2013 | Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge, and Jordyn Phelps
    Tommy Vietor started working for Barack Obama when he was still Senator Obama--well before he became a presidential candidate--and until Friday, the 32-year-old Vietor hadn't stopped. His first job for Obama was as the driver of a press van, and he rose up the ranks through the 2008 campaign, and then the White House press office, to become the National Security Council spokesman. Now leaving the White House to open a political communications firm with the president's departing speechwriter Jon Favreau, Vietor says it's been the privilege of a lifetime to work for the president. "It's been kind of a...
  • ISIL's Syria push 'a political disaster' according to Al Qaeda leader

    05/03/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | May/03/2014
    Iraqi Al Qaeda's entry into Syria's civil war caused "a political disaster" for Islamist militants there, the movement's global leader Ayman al-Zawahri said in a video message, urging the faction to redouble its efforts in Iraq instead. Zawahri has repeatedly tried to end infighting between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and another Al Qaeda-aligned group, the Nusra Front. He said on May 2 in a message translated by SITE Monitoring that if ISIL had accepted his decision not to get involved in Syria and had instead worked to "busy itself with Iraq, which needs double its...
  • Pothead gets 25 years for trying to kill Obama

    04/02/2014 12:33:41 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    ...Ortega explained, "Because if the whole world, or the whole United States, would have smoked cannabis freely like alcohol is consumed, I believe that we would all be so much more intelligent beings, and the government knows that. That's why it's illegal, because if we were all more intelligent as a whole it would be harder to deceive us. So they just keep marijuana illegal because they know there will always be a population that will follow the rules."
  • The new face of SNAP? Food stamps buy lobster for surfer and his buddies [VIDEO]

    08/11/2013 7:32:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/10/2013 | Caroline May
    <p>That new face is a pina colada-sipping, lobster-loving lothario named Jason Greenslate.</p> <p>Greenslate, a 29-year-old La Jolla California surfer and musician who sings that he does not want a “mother**king job” and has “f**k no” guilt about living on $200 of what he calls “free money ” — or what the government called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits — while he avoids a job to hang out on the beach, sing and chase women.</p>
  • How Climate Change Could Wipe Out Surfing

    08/09/2013 6:59:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Care2 Make a Difference ^ | August 8, 2013 | by Kiley Kroh
    Both the sport and culture of surfing are increasingly at risk due to the effects of climate change. Quite simply, surfing is reliant on healthy oceans and coasts. So as climate change drives fundamental changes — sea-level rise, ocean warming and acidification — the result could be a great readjusting, and potential loss, of the world’s surf communities. Chad Nelsen-Wanker, environmental director for the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots network of surfers in eighteen countries around the globe, explains that the world’s surf spots are very sensitive to change. While surfers are often the most attuned to the conditions that impact...
  • Is This the Most Interesting Opening Paragraph Wikipedia's Ever Published?

    07/11/2013 1:25:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Elias Groll
    Most Interesting Man in the World, meet your match. On Sunday, Twitter user Matthew Barrett created something of a sensation by linking to the obscure Wikipedia biography of the British army officer Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. His tweet -- "This guy surely has the best opening paragraph of any Wikipedia biography ever" -- has been retweeted more than 3,200 times over the past several days. So just how mind-blowing is the introduction? Judge for yourself: Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart[1] VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 - 5 June 1963), was a British Army...
  • Dude Disarms Guy Pointing Shotgun at his Face (35-second video)

    05/02/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 4/29/13
    Dude Disarms Guy Pointing Shotgun at his Face ****************************************************************************** ..For those who call fake.. http://www.wwltv.com/news/crime ****************************************************************************** NEW ORLEANS POLICE) – Detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for an attempted armed robbery which occurred this past Saturday, around 5:05AM, 1900 block of Burgundy Street. On Saturday, 4/27/13 at or about 5:05AM, the victim was walking in the 1900 block of Burgundy when he was approached by an unknown black male. The subject pointed a shotgun at the victim’s face and stated give me your money. The victim disarmed the gunman and then chased him. Moments later...
  • Magic Mushrooms May Explain Santa & His 'Flying' Reindeer

    12/22/2012 6:37:44 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 30 replies
    Live Science.com ^ | 12/20/12 | Douglas Main
    This Christmas, like many before it and many yet to come, the story of Santa and his flying reindeer will be told, including how the "jolly old elf" flies on his sleigh throughout the entire world in one night, giving gifts to all the good children. But according to one theory, the story of Santa and his flying reindeer can be traced to an unlikely source: hallucinogenic or "magic" mushrooms. "Santa is a modern counterpart of a shaman, who consumed mind-altering plants and fungi to commune with the spirit world," ....snip.... According to the theory, the legend of Santa derives...
  • Old dude runs down bicyclist

    08/17/2012 3:49:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/17/12 | Vivian Ho
    Police are looking for an elderly, white, gray-haired man who, in an apparent fit of road rage, chased a bicyclist onto a golf course in Santa Rosa and ran him down. The bicyclist told Santa Rosa police he was cycling down Pythian Road at about 5 p.m. Wednesday when the driver began yelling at him and tried to hit him. To get the angry motorist off his tail, the cyclist told police he raced onto the nearby Oakmont Golf Course. But the driver steered onto the course and continued chasing him, eventually hitting him before speeding away. The cyclist had...
  • Obama not invited when Rep. Frank marries longtime partner

    05/19/2012 2:18:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/18/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Obama not invited when Rep. Frank marries longtime partnerBy Alicia M. Cohn - 05/18/12 05:04 PM ET Although Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) earlier this month said he is “pleased” with President Obama’s decision to publicly support same-sex marriage, in a new interview the congressman revealed the president will not be on the guest list when Frank marries his longtime partner this summer. “If he and Michelle wanted to come, I would be delighted and honored to have him, but he will bring the Secret Service,” Frank said in an interview that will air Sunday as part of C-SPAN’s “Newsmaker” series....
  • Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking dispute [ Dude! This is so not good! ]

    04/27/2012 12:46:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 70 replies
    chinadaily.com ^ | April 27 2012 | chinadaily.com
    April 19, a female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles for the packing dispute, in Haikou City, Hainan Province. It was learned, the woman, 41 years old, rode on her scooter to an elementary school in Meilan District, Haikou City to pick up her child that day. When she wanted to pack her scooter in front of a shop, she was rejected by the shop owner, a 42-year-old male. The two parties soon fell into a quarrel, and then the physical confrontation. The furious woman called up her husband and brother to come help her, which resulted...
  • Cowboy fantasies on a ranch in Montana

    02/05/2012 6:21:51 AM PST · by Dysart · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-5-2012 | Ian Henderson
    Imagine you're a 12-year-old girl[or POTUS]. Ponies and clothes are your favourite things. You've just been shopping and you're wearing your new cowboy boots, new jeans, a blue checked shirt and a real cowboy hat. You've had breakfast – blueberry pancakes with crispy bacon, just the way you like them – and now you're walking across a sunlit meadow, filled with gently grazing ponies. You're feeling pretty good. A tall cowboy with a slow drawl asks if you'd care to help him round up the ponies into the corral so you say yes, as casually as you can. The...
  • The History of the word: "Dude". Charting the evolution of a gender-hopping, meaning-changing word

    07/10/2011 5:58:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Good Culture ^ | Mark Peters, Lexicographer, Language Columnist
    People fear, loathe, and ignore change. The term “Brontosaurus” lost its official status to the correct “Apatosaurus” over a hundred years ago, but try telling that to a dino-loving kid. Those of us raised to believe Pluto is a planet will be sticking up for that demoted little rock till we’re buried. Recently, the Scrabble world went into a code-4 uproar when it seemed that the rules might be changed to allow proper names. (Don’t worry, folks, the change only applied to a new game called Scrabble Trickster.) When it comes to the meaning of words themselves, change is even...
  • RACHEL MADDOW Looks Like A 'DUDE,' Gay GOP Leader's Husband Says

    05/26/2011 12:56:52 PM PDT · by rface · 34 replies
    ontopmag ^ | 5.25.2011 | Magazine Staff
    Gay GOP group GOProud chairman Chris Barron tweeted on Wednesday that his husband thinks MSBNC host Rachel Maddow looks like a “dude.”[ snip ] The comment comes 6 months after Barron said he isn't accept by gay people because of his politics. “I can tell you right now, I have an easier time being openly gay with the conservatives than I do being a conservative with other gay people,” he told guest host Cenk Uygur during an appearance on MSNBC's The Ed Show. [[ For the record - the Ed Show's Ed has been suspended for calling Laura Ingraham a...
  • Stripper cop, Deer suit, Drum circle (Dems at Wisconsin Capitol)

    03/11/2011 6:25:12 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/09/2011 | jerzybeats
    "Protest Madison Wisconsin: Stripper cop, Deer suit, drum circle"
  • Obama To Ryan Seacrest: I’m Okay With Jon Stewart Calling Me Dude

    11/02/2010 2:28:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/2/10 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Yesterday Dana Perino suggested that President Obama’s scheduled interview with Ryan Seacrest was just the White House giving him something to keep him occupied on election day. Considering Obama opened the interview by thanking Seacrest for “taking the time” one wonders if she wasn’t making a good point. In the friendly nine minute interview Obama touched on the usual talking points, reiterating a number of times how important it is for young people to vote, that immigration reform is still a top priority for him, and that despite everything he remains optimistic about the country.
  • Can the Dude Abide? [Maureen Down turns on Hussein]

    10/30/2010 11:10:42 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 63 replies
    NYT ^ | Mo Dowd
    Barack Obama became president by brilliantly telling his own story. To stay president, he will need to show he can understand our story. At first it was exciting that Obama was the sort of brainy, cultivated Democrat who would be at home in a “West Wing” episode. But now he acts like he really thinks he’s on “West Wing,” gliding through an imaginary, amber-lit set where his righteous self-regard is bound to be rewarded by the end of the hour. Hey, dude, you’re a politician. Act like one.
  • Hubble Spots Space Spiral ( for this can't be a failed missile launch. )

    09/12/2010 10:32:29 PM PDT · by American Constitutionalist · 27 replies
    Discovery News. ^ | September 7 , 2010 | Ian O'Neill
    http://news.discovery.com/space/hubble-spots-ghostly-space-spiral.html
  • Man mauled after smoking pot can get workers' comp

    06/04/2010 1:09:04 PM PDT · by epithermal · 33 replies · 583+ views
    NWCN ^ | June 4, 2010 | Associated Press
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge says it's not a worker's fault he got mauled by a grizzly bear at a tourist attraction, even if he smoked marijuana before trying to feed the animal. Brock Hopkins acknowledged smoking pot before arriving to work at Great Bear Adventures on Nov. 2, 2007. When he entered the bear's pen, he was attacked and had to be hospitalized. The owner of the attraction near Glacier National Park says Hopkins was a volunteer and that his use of marijuana caused the accident. But Judge James Jeremiah Shea of the state Workers' Compensation Court...
  • LSD Tripper Amputates, Flushes Monster-Containing Testicles

    05/15/2010 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 152 replies · 2,867+ views
    The use of the drug LSD, or commonly referred to as “acid,” appears to be increasing especially among young adults in Arcata, according to an Arcata Police Department press release issued yesterday. On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles. He later told officers that he flushed them down the toilet as he feared they contained “monsters.”
  • LSD Tripper Amputates, Flushes "Monster" -Containing Testicles

    05/17/2010 9:14:08 AM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies · 1,558+ views
    The Arcata Eye ^ | 5/12/2010
    The use of the drug LSD, or commonly referred to as “acid,” appears to be increasing especially among young adults in Arcata, according to an Arcata Police Department press release issued yesterday. On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles. He later told officers that he flushed them down the toilet as he feared they contained “monsters.” The victim, who police say had a Tennessee address, was with several friends when he...
  • Prohibition: A Cautionary Tale

    04/12/2010 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 1,497+ views
    America's experiment with banning alcohol created problems that persist to this day. BY THOMAS FLEMING On Dec. 5, 1933, Americans liberated themselves from a legal nightmare called Prohibition by repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. Today most people think Prohibition was fueled by puritanical Protestants who believed drinking alcohol was a sin. But the vocal minority who made Prohibition law believed they were marching in the footsteps of the abolitionists who sponsored a civil war to end another moral evil—slavery. At least as important was the belief that Prohibition would produce health and wealth. Yale economist Irving Fisher, the...
  • Assembly committee OKs bill to legalize marijuana

    01/12/2010 11:55:53 AM PST · by traumer · 15 replies · 469+ views
    A proposal to legalize and tax marijuana in California was approved by a key committee of the Assembly this morning, over the dire warnings of police chiefs and prosecutors. The Public Safety Committee voted 4-3 to approve AB 390 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who said the bill would provide tax revenue to the state and regulation of the drug. The new law includes a requirement that users be at least 21 years old. The measure next goes to the Health Committee, but proponents worried it would not be acted on by that panel by Friday's deadline, which would...
  • Did FreeRepublic assure Obama's election? (Vanity is my favourite sin.)

    01/11/2010 11:20:04 AM PST · by Racehorse · 290 replies · 5,803+ views
    <p>“When you take over a failing company . . .”</p> <p>Don’t be a dumbass, Jim.</p> <p>Republicans and Conservatives did not lose a company nor an organization. FreeRepublicans were so stupid they chose Obama or chose to cast a vote which elected Obama.</p>
  • U.S. addicts killed Mexican hero

    01/02/2010 5:35:36 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 118 replies · 2,590+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 2, 2010 | Editorial
    When Neil Young warbled about the needle and the damage done; when Steppenwolf begged for God to damn the pusher; the focus was on the drug, its harmful effects and the evil people who sold it on the street. Good people have tried to slow the scourge of mind-altering drugs, calling for everything from brutal enforcement ("... (I)f I were the president of this land ... I'd declare total war on The Pusher man/I'd cut him if he stands, and I'd shoot him if he'd run/Yes I'd kill him with my Bible and my razor and my gun," sang Steppenwolf...
  • (Krist) Novoselic running for Wahkiakum (Washington) clerk

    06/05/2009 8:26:52 AM PDT · by llevrok · 5 replies · 370+ views
    The Daily World (Aberdeen Wa) ^ | June 4 | Steven Friederich
    One-time Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic filed Wednesday to run for county clerk in Wahkiakum County as a member of the “Grange Party” in a bid to bring attention to problems he sees in the Top Two primary election system. Wahkiakum County Auditor Diane Tischer confirmed this morning that Novoselic filed for the one-year unexpired term of county clerk. Tischer said Wahkiakum County Clerk Barb Blix retired last year. The county commissioners filled Blix’s seat by appointing Democrat Kay Holland in January, Tischer said. Holland also filed to retain the seat, Tischer said, setting up a challenge between Novoselic and Holland...
  • Rio Bravo on TCM 10:30PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/06/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    It has been said that director Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo (1959) as a reaction to two popular westerns which angered him - High Noon (1952) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). His comment on the former was, "I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him." Hawks also considered 3:10 to Yuma, which had outlaw Glenn Ford playing psychological games with lawman Van Heflin, "a lot of nonsense." So Rio Bravo was the director's take on heroism...
  • 'Dumbest Criminal' Robs Cop (At A Police Convention, No Less...)

    03/29/2009 4:27:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies · 1,513+ views
    The Patriot-News ^ | Saturday, March 28, 2009 | MATTHEW KEMENY
    'Dumbest criminal' robs cop Saturday, March 28, 2009 BY MATTHEW KEMENY Of The Patriot-News Jerome Blanchett took a loaded handgun into the Holiday Inn-Harrisburg East on Friday, passing dozens of unmarked police cars in the parking lot and a sign at the hotel's entrance welcoming 300 officers to the Pennsylvania Narcotic Officers' Association conference, police said. Nevertheless, the 19-year-old Harrisburg man went into the men's room and waited to rob the next person who walked through the door, police said. Unfortunately for Blanchett, that person was John Comparetto, a retired New York City Police Department lieutenant. "He chose to rob...
  • I wonder how it is the “People” might alter or abolish their government without the tools necessary

    03/06/2009 8:30:37 PM PST · by Sake Mike · 27 replies · 1,008+ views
    FMK Firearms ^ | James V. Pontillo II
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it… I wonder how it is the “People” might alter or abolish their government without the tools necessary to do so. Liberals will...
  • BOYCOTT!

    01/13/2009 6:02:57 AM PST · by cymry8 · 127 replies · 5,036+ views
    1/13/09 | Cymry8
    It looks as though the USSC or for that matter any of our elected representatives are going to do anything to call into question Barrack Obama's foreign national status. So, it's up to us (American Citizens) to apply the pressure to get them to take notice. We can BOYCOTT any spending on luxury/non-essential items. This will get the governments attention. Pay your bills but don't spend your tax refund, don't spend your stimulus payment. Call in to local radio talk shows.......you know the drill. If it's good enough for Jesse Jackson, then it is certainly good enough for us in...
  • "Gran Torino" (Clint Eastwood, opens today). Usual Hollywood PC baloney, or worth $10?

    01/09/2009 3:29:12 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 79 replies · 2,713+ views
    Have been watching previews for "Gran Torino", and have to admit actually I might be hooked. Except every time I decide to go spend money on a movie, I end up hacked off at sending money to liberals, for yet another preachy bit of pc bull. Anyone know if Gran Torino is just more liberal propaganda?... if it is, I'm not supporting it.
  • Massachusetts Police Balk at Ticketing Marijuana Offenders

    01/05/2009 6:33:10 PM PST · by Clinging Bitterly · 47 replies · 3,064+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 5, 2009 | Michael Levenson
    Massachusetts officially decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana yesterday, but many police departments across the state were essentially ignoring the voter-passed law, saying they would not even bother to ticket people they see smoking marijuana. "We're just basically not enforcing it right now," said Mark R. Laverdure, chief of police in Clinton...
  • Todd Palin’s grassroots campaign

    10/12/2008 10:47:10 AM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies · 1,067+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 12, 2008 | Christine McConville
    FREMONT, N.H. - The swirl of controversy around Alaskan First Dude Todd Palin vanished in a puff of snowmobile exhaust yesterday as the vice presidential candidate’s husband was greeted as a hero at a festival in a cow pasture here yesterday morning. “I’ve been a fan for a long time,” said Erik Frigon, 35, of South Portland, Maine, at the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association’s annual Grass Drags and Water Crossing event. Like most attendees, he “talked sleds,” not politics with Palin, a champion snowmobiler who has won Alaska’s 2,000-mile Tesoro Iron Dog race four times. Palin appeared under a bright...