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  • Golf course offers 9/11 promotion and it is pretty awful

    09/10/2013 8:21:40 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 10, 2013 8:07 am ET | Kyle Porter
    The 12th anniversary of September 11 is on Wednesday and Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Verona, Wisc. decided to celebrate with a discount for golfers. Except, wait, that's like the worst idea in the history of marketing ideas. Especially with the way they went about it. Nine holes for $9.11 -- holy cow, what was the backup plan?? To its credit, Tumbledown responded to criticism on Facebook on Monday: "We would first like to apologize to everyone that we have upset or feels we have disrespected in anyway. By no means did we mean to do this. Here is what...
  • Shutdown looms over ObamaCare

    07/23/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by 80sReaganite · 85 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/23/13 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    ObamaCare is at the center of a rapidly escalating fight that threatens to shut the government down this fall. Republicans have tried this maneuver in Obama’s first term, only to back off later to the chagrin of Tea Party leaders. This time, GOP lawmakers are emboldened by problems plaguing the administration’s ObamaCare implementation.
  • How to reverse the destruction of American jobs: Replace (all) taxes, with one 100% import tariff.

    01/02/2011 9:14:39 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 87 replies
    (vanity)
    For far too long, American conservatives have become accustomed to "blaming" the destruction of American jobs (rightfully) on unions and lawyers. It's all true, but while it's true - America is falling apart. Blaming those who caused the problem won't prevent the destruction of our great nation.
  • My humble suggestion: A risk an opportunity (Clarence Thomas for President)

    10/21/2007 5:41:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 71 replies · 103+ views
    10/21/07 | Self
    We are looking for someone who is a real conservative, has a high profile and can handle the liberal heat. The job we have in mind is President of the United States. Its a risky proposition to lose such a man who has a very important job right now, but might I suggest that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas resign his job. Here is the man Republicans need to change the dynamics of this sad presidential contest we face. Look and listen, the principled candidates are going nowhere like Tancredo and Hunter. The higher profile ones all have liberal skeletons...
  • Secessionists from South and New England to meet

    Charleston Daily Mail Secessionists from South and New England to meet The Associated Press Wednesday October 03, 2007 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- In an unlikely marriage of desire to secede from the United States, two advocacy groups from opposite political traditions -- New England and the South -- are sitting down to talk. Tired of foreign wars and what they consider right-wing courts, the Middlebury Institute wants liberal states like Vermont to be able to secede peacefully. That sounds just fine to the League of the South, a conservative group that refuses to give up on Southern independence. "We believe that...
  • Richardson: U.S. Troops Contribute To Sectarian Violence in Iraq

    09/19/2007 2:31:38 PM PDT · by Rogle · 28 replies · 193+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Nedra Pickler
    WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson said today that the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq has contributed to the sectarian violence rather than bringing stability to the war-torn nation. "There's no question there's tribal and ethnic hatreds," Richardson told The Associated Press. "But when those tribal and ethnic hatreds are fueled by American policy of hostility, then you make the situation worse." In an interview with AP editors and reporters, the New Mexico governor argued that all combat and non-combat troops should be removed from Iraq because their presence is only contributing to violence. "It's not a guarantee...
  • acetone in cadillac fleetwood

    06/29/2007 7:12:24 PM PDT · by kinganil · 2,978 replies · 15,331+ views
    me ^ | 6/29/07 | Neil
    I was trying to put some pure acetone which I just bought for 5 dollars for 32oz into my car
  • McCain Beats Hillary 50-36

    12/14/2006 9:13:07 AM PST · by Courdeleon02 · 87 replies · 1,143+ views
    NewsMax ^ | December 14,2006 | News Max .Com Staff
    Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 11:15 a.m. EST McCain Beats Hillary in New Poll Sen. John McCain would easily defeat Sen. Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head race for the White House in 2008, a new poll reveals. In the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg survey, half of those polled said they would vote for Arizona Republican McCain, while only 36 percent said they would choose New York Democrat Clinton. The rest said they weren’t sure, or would vote for someone else. The poll also found that Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would give Clinton a tough fight – 42 percent of respondents picked Clinton...
  • Privatize the DMV

    10/13/2006 8:49:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 516+ views
    The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty ^ | September 2006 | John Semmens
    For most Americans, driving is the most dangerous activity they undertake on a regular basis. We ought to try to make the roads as safe as is humanly possible. Unfortunately, government ownership of the roads and the vehicle-registration/driver-licensing process undermine safety. In “Highways: Public Problems and Private Solutions” (The Freeman, March 1985), I wrote about privatizing the roads. Now I will examine the possibility of privatizing registration and licensing. One approach governments have adopted to deal with the hazards of driving is mandatory insurance. In 44 states plus the District of Columbia, liability insurance is a requirement for vehicle registration....
  • Software squeezes PC onto an iPod

    09/26/2006 7:29:37 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 428+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | 6:15 a.m. PT Sept 26, 2006
    Software squeezes PC onto an iPod RingCube's MojoPac works on any portable storage device The Associated Press Updated: 6:15 a.m. PT Sept 26, 2006 Mobile computing just got more portable. Making even the latest pocketbook-sized ultra-mobile personal computers look more like lumbering giants, RingCube Technologies Inc. unveiled software that can virtually squeeze a PC onto an iPod, USB keychain drive, cell phone or any gizmo with digital storage space. RingCube's MojoPac software mirrors a computer's personal settings, programs and data on a storage device. Then, when it's connected to any computer running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system, the virtual...
  • Daley (Mayor of Chicago) proposes fifth year of high school

    08/25/2006 7:23:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 100 replies · 1,943+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25, 2006 | Frank Spielman
    Mayor Daley suggested Thursday that high school be extended for a fifth year to defray college education costs now squeezing working poor and middle-class families.
  • Boycott Tourism in Arizona, Massachusetts

    06/22/2006 5:23:41 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 20 replies · 820+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 23 June 2006 | Barry Weinstein
    Economic chaos is now very likely for Arizona and Massachusetts. Why? Tourism is a substantial economic boon for these two states. The American natives are no longer merely restless; they’re intentions are now confluent. The millions of Americans opposed to the Senate's bill -- granting amnesty for lawbreakers -- will not be touring Arizona or Massachusetts until the misleading actors, Senators John McCain (R.-Ariz.) and Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.), are removed from office. Tourism counts as the second largest income producer for their states. "We the people" will now vote them out of office with our wallets. On May 12, 2006,...
  • Sensible solutions for under the tree

    12/26/2005 5:52:26 AM PST · by Eaglewatcher · 11 replies · 411+ views
    THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | 12/25/05 | Jack Markowitz
    ....Income tax reform. The real thing, not what the president's "advisory panel" came up with. The genuine article would trash the income tax altogether. And replace it with a national sales tax. The nuisance we've got is currently missing $1 trillion a year in unreported income. The FairTax would pick up all of that at retail as we spend. First-day price hikes would be a shock, but that would settle out, and the national aggravation factor would go way down. ....
  • A Fee To Drive In Midtown?

    11/11/2005 5:23:29 AM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 227+ views
    1010 WINS NEW YORK ^ | Nov 11, 2005 7:40 am US/Eastern
    New York City is studying a plan to charge $7 to motorists who drive into midtown during peak hours. The New York Times reports that the Partnership for New York City -- is engaged in a nine-month study of so-called "congestion pricing.'' Such a pricing model would theoretically lead more people to carpool or use mass transit, as well as help air quality and allow for speedier bus routes. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's spokesman told the paper it is not on his second-term agenda. According to outlines of the plan, the 840,000 cars that enter Manhattan south of 60th Street on...
  • IDF to Recommend Increasing PA's Weapons Cache (What an idiotic idea!!)

    10/09/2005 11:26:24 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 5 replies · 302+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 09 Oct 2005 | Scott Shiloh
    The PA doesn't need to smuggle weapons underground to build a well-equipped army. Now, the PA can acquire additional rifles, bullets, and armored personnel carriers with IDF approval. The head of military intelligence, Maj.Gen. Aharon Ze’evi Farkash, told the government at a cabinet meeting on Sunday that Israel’s military establishment will recommend enabling the Palestinian Authority to become equipped with armored personnel carriers (APC’s). American pressure is purportedly behind the IDF’s recommendation. The recommendation represents the first time Israel has allowed PA troops to use APC’s since the PA began fighting Israel with the onset of the Oslo War in...
  • Laura Bush to appear on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

    09/26/2005 7:49:19 PM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 29 replies · 2,914+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 09-26-05 | By Faye Fiore
    Facing criticism that he appeared disengaged from the disaster wrought by Hurricane Katrina, President Bush has been looking for opportunities to show his concern. But the White House will take the effort a step further Tuesday, venturing into untested waters by putting the nation's first lady on reality television. Laura Bush will travel to storm-damaged Biloxi, Miss., to film a spot on the feel-good, wish-granting hit "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Mrs. Bush sought to be on the program because she shares the "same principles" that the producers hold, her press secretary said. It's not clear exactly what Mrs. Bush will...
  • Back to the future

    08/23/2005 2:19:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 362+ views
    The Economist ^ | Aug 18th 2005
    Conservationists tend to be conservative. But not always. Here is one strikingly non-conservative conservation idea PEOPLE and wildlife don't get on too well together. Large mammals, in particular, have a hard time at the hands of humanity. Their habitat gets taken for farms, their bodies for dinner and their heads for trophies. As human populations grow, the pressure increases, and it seems to decline only when people are rich enough to focus on the aesthetic as well as the economic possibilities of wild beasts. Often, such aesthetic appreciation thrives best in the safety of the city rather than in the...
  • Suggestion for alternative to the Crawford rally.

    08/11/2005 10:15:01 PM PDT · by StandingInADitch · 67 replies · 2,118+ views
    This is my first time posting here, so I'm sorry if I messed something up. I think the Crawford rally is a really great idea, and I was glad that somebody took it upon themself to go through with it when Clear Channel backed down. But I've got an idea for a another rally, perhaps to be held simultaneously. Has anyone considered camping out in front of Cindy Sheehan's home in Vacaville and demand that she come out and answer a series of ridiculous questions, loudly calling her a fascist for not letting the rally use her front yard, and...
  • Order to evacuate entire county (during Hurricane Dennis) went against (federal) advice

    07/24/2005 8:35:14 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 6 replies · 541+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | 7/24/05 | Jeff Amy and Bill Finch
    Order to evacuate entire county went against advice Sunday, July 24, 2005 By JEFF AMY and BILL FINCH Staff Reporters By calling for all of Mobile County to flee during Hurricane Dennis, local officials went against the prevailing wisdom of hurricane planners nationwide and disregarded federally sponsored evacuation guidance adopted by county emergency management officials five years ago. "Run from the water, hide from the wind," is the phrase long used by the National Hurricane Center to sum up its advice on evacuations. That means people who live in areas that might be flooded by storm surge should get out,...
  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 9:56:33 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 181 replies · 2,299+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 6/22/05 | Susan Jones
    "There is a growing consensus that more nuclear power will lead to a cleaner and safer nation," President Bush said on Wednesday during a trip to a nuclear power plant in Maryland. "It is time for this country to start building nuclear power plants again," he said to applause at the Calvert Cliffs plant. "We're taking practical steps to encourage construction of new plants, Bush said, as he pressed Congress to send him an energy bill by August. President Bush joked that he didn't understand all the buttons and dials in the control room of the Calvert Cliffs plant --...
  • Steering Wheel Checks Alcohol Consumption

    05/29/2005 1:24:59 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 17 replies · 361+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 5/29/05 | n/a
    <p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If the car doesn't start, you are too drunk to drive. That is the premise behind a $600 sensor that can be installed in a steering wheel or in gloves and will test a driver's skin to determine alcohol consumption.</p>
  • Teen sues over Confederate flag dress

    12/22/2004 11:53:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 45 replies · 1,689+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 12/22/04 | AP
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A teenager is suing her school district for barring her from the prom last spring because she was wearing a dress styled as a large Confederate battle flag. The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court claims the Greenup County district and administrators violated Jacqueline Duty's First Amendment right to free speech and her right to celebrate her heritage at predominantly white Russell High School's prom May 1. She also is suing for defamation, false imprisonment and assault. "Her only dance for her senior prom was on the sidewalk to a song playing on the radio,"...
  • FIRE DREIER LIAR JUNE 2005 PRIMARY Thursday, Dec. 9

    12/08/2004 6:07:49 AM PST · by occutegirl · 149 replies · 3,373+ views
    FIRE DREIER LIAR JUNE 2005 PRIMARY RALLY IF YOU ARE FURIOUS OVER DREIER'S VOTE ON THE INTEL BILL COME VOICE YOUR FURY AT A RALLY IN FRONT OF Dreier's OFFICE. Let's send the message to Dreier he will be ousted June 2005 Primary FIRE LIAR DREIER JUNE 2005 PRIMARY RALLY - BRING A SIGN, MAKE A SIGN, Join in Date: Thursday, Dec. 9 Place: Dreier's Glendora Office 2220 East Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740 Time: 4-6pm ********************************************************************************* ********************************************************************************* Call David Dreier - let him know we his constituents are mobilizing for the JUNE 2005 Primary and email Dreier! if you...
  • Ads to Back Schwarzenegger for President

    11/14/2004 12:08:28 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 59 replies · 957+ views
    My Way News ^ | November 13 | None Listed
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Californians will soon see advertisements urging them to help give Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other foreign-born citizens the chance to run for president. The cable television ads, set to being running Monday, are from a Silicon Valley-based group that wants to amend the U.S. Constitution, which limits the presidency to people born in the United States. Schwarzenegger was born in Austria but became a U.S. citizen in 1983. "You cannot choose the land of your birth. You can choose the land you love," Lissa Morgenthaler-Jones says in the ads. She is a San Francisco Bay area...
  • Trailing Transit (pro - light rail barf alert!)

    12/15/2002 11:17:35 PM PST · by GOPcapitalist · 45 replies · 420+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Staff Editorial
    By at least one measure, Dallas far ahead of Houston The December bulletin of the American Public Transportation Association includes two items of particular interest to Houstonians, whether read separately or juxtaposed. One item concerns the control of bus pollution in Houston; the other marks a public transit milestone in Dallas. The board of Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority, in action reported in the Chronicle last month by Rad Sallee, adopted a $23 million program to upgrade or replace 543 bus engines and switch to ultralow-sulfur diesel fuel systemwide. The fuel switch is intended to cut emissions of smog-producing nitrogen oxide...
  • Live in a Former Toilet -- Only $200,000

    06/01/2002 1:29:45 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 2 replies · 301+ views
    Live in a Former Toilet -- Only $200,000 May 30, 2002 12:06 pm EST LONDON, May 30 (Reuters) - A former Edwardian public toilet in south London, measuring just four meters square, is to be converted into a two-story "duplex apartment" and will be worth 135,000 pounds ($200,000), say estate agents Acorns in Lewisham. "I don't think the fact that it was a loo will put people off," said an Acorns spokesman of the convenience, at 17 Devonshire Road, on the busy South Circular road. "It is very convenient as it is opposite Forest Hill station," added the spokesman....