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  • Obama Pushes Solar Power--In Arctic Town That Sees Little Sun in Winter

    09/03/2015 2:30:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 3, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Aerial photo of Kotzebue, Alaska, which is located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle. (City of Kotzebue) ( – President Obama promoted solar energy to residents of Kotzebue, an Alaskan town located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle that gets less than six hours of sunlight for 34 days in early December through early January. “I know you guys have started putting up solar panels and wind turbines around Kotzebue. And because energy costs are pretty severe up here, for remote Alaskan communities, one of the biggest problems is high energy costs,” the president said in a...
  • Folks, quit being stupid, Trump is NOT a Conservative!

    08/09/2015 5:24:55 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 211 replies
    Eric Mataxas ^ | 8/8/2015 | Eric Mataxas
    GIVE US A KING!" or "THE MADNESS OF KING SAUL" Donald Trump's despicable comments about Megyn Kelly are God's mercy toward the U.S. We've been allowed to see the madness of Saul in time to reject him. If anything has ever illustrated our debased view of manhood (as explained in the Intro to my book 7MEN), Donald Trump is it. He is not gentlemanly or chivalrous or heroic. He is a win-at-all-costs Saul who would mesmerize us for a time and lift our hopes, only to destroy us in the end. His viciously nasty comments toward Rosie O'Donnell were not...
  • Obama: I can tell who an immigrant is by “looking at faces”

    11/27/2013 6:32:28 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Wednesday November 27, 2013
    As I was getting a tour of DreamWorks, I didn’t ask, but just looking at faces, I could tell there were some folks who are here not because they were born here, but because they want to be here and they bring extraordinary talents to the United States. And that’s part of what makes America special. And that’s part of what, by the way, makes California special, because it’s always been this magnet of dreamers and strivers.
  • John McCain calls Louie Gohmert a dummy

    10/17/2013 5:37:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 81 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-17-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    John McCain took a swipe at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams Wednesday night. During the interview, Williams brought up a statement Gohmert made last week at the Values Voter Summit claiming that the Republican Arizona senator supports al Qaida. Speaking at an event at the conservative conference, Gohmert referred to McCain as a “guy who’s been to Syria and supported al Qaida and rebels.” McCain told Williams that it isn’t worth responding to someone who “has no intelligence.” “Sometimes… comments like that are made out of malice, but if someone has no intelligence...
  • my official welcome ZOT to free republic

    07/29/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT · by chickenpp · 251 replies
    i'm not a leftist my left views: banning all guns because they are the culprits in most violent crime, pro choice though you pay your own way, essential services should be government services like police, fire, water, highways. my center views: no gay marriage but allow domestic partnerships, a compromise to make everybody happy. my right views: eliminating hud, dept of education, and well over half of government agencies. government agencies not eliminated would be mostly shrunk and made more efficient. favoring school choice. repealing obamacare and leaving insurance to the free market. eliminating or weakening most government regulations. foreign...
  • Sen. Reid ‘Happy’ Washington Has the ‘Mets’ for a Baseball Team

    07/15/2013 1:37:16 PM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/15/13 | Eric Scheiner
    In the days leading up to the Major League Baseball All-Star game, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) erroneously called Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson the manager of the “National Mets.” Reid made the comments on the Senate floor July 11, during an argument about changing filibuster rules for presidential nominees.
  • Mannequin becomes key witness in George Zimmerman murder trial

    07/10/2013 11:00:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 7-10-2013 | FoxNews
    George Zimmerman's lawyer literally flipped a prosecution witness -- a gray, foam dummy -- to re-enact the defense's version of the confrontation that ended in the death of Trayvon Martin, straddling the mannequin and bashing its head against the floor as stunned jurors looked on Wednesday. The mannequin was initially introduced by prosecutor John Guy during cross-examination of defense witness Dennis Root, a former law enforcement officer who testified as an expert on defensive use of force. Guy used it to show how, if Martin were straddling Zimmerman, he would have had difficulty reaching for a gun holstered at his...
  • Man shoots up patrol car containing police dummy

    06/21/2013 4:33:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    EASTON (AP) – Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a man pumped more than 20 bullets into a patrol car occupied by a mannequin police officer. Upper Nazareth Township police Chief Alan Siegfried says the man then hurled the dummy across the road, where its head was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The suspect then fled.
  • Dope

    01/17/2013 2:56:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    iOwnTheWorld ^ | 1-16-2013 | BigFurHat
    January 16, 2013 Dope by BigFurHat VERSION 2 SANS SARAH-
  • Fla. student pleads guilty to online Obama threat

    05/23/2012 2:30:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2012 | CURT ANDERSON
    MIAMI (AP) - A 20-year-old college student who told investigators he was merely trying to get a reaction from President Barack Obama's supporters pleaded guilty Wednesday to posting threatening messages against the president on Facebook. Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr. could get up to five years in federal prison for pleading guilty to a single count of threatening to kill or harm the president, but likely will get less time, said his attorney Alan Ross. Sentencing is set for Aug. 22 before U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke.
  • (LEAD) German experts dismiss N. Korean missiles at parade as mock-ups

    04/24/2012 5:04:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/24/12
    2012/04/24 15:43 KST (LEAD) German experts dismiss N. Korean missiles at parade as mock-ups SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) -- The new intercontinental ballistic missiles displayed in a military parade in North Korea were mock-ups and the presentation was "a nice dog and pony show," according to two German experts on North Korean missiles. The North showed off the missiles on transporter-erector-launchers during the parade to mark the centennial of the April 15 birth of the country's late founder Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un. The display sparked intense speculation on the North's ballistic missile capability following its...
  • Ann Arbor 5th-graders find black doll in tree with chain around neck

    03/13/2012 1:57:41 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 40 replies ^ | 3-13-2012 | Danielle Arndt
    A black doll with a chain around its neck was discovered hanging from a tree on Ann Arbor Public Schools property Tuesday, according to an email from the elementary school’s principal. A group of six to seven fifth-grade girls at Burns Park Elementary found the doll while outside on recess. District Spokeswoman Liz Margolis said the doll was stuck in between two high limbs in a tree on the east side of the school’s property. She said the position of the doll did not resemble a hanging. A few of the girls that discovered the doll were black, Margolis said....
  • Barbara Boxer Welcomes You To ‘Magical Pharmaceutical Land’

    02/01/2012 11:02:34 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 9 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/1/2012 | David Hogberg
    Yesterday in the Huffington Post, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., taught us an important lesson: Health care can be free! For example, she wrote, “When President Obama announced that because of health care reform, birth control would soon be available for free in new insurance plans, you would have expected universal approval.” She also wrote, “Finally, (Obama’s) decision will help working families by giving them access to free birth control.”
  • Man shoots himself at East Knoxville gun show(TN)

    01/29/2012 7:14:51 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 32 replies
    WATE-TV ^ | 01-29-12 | staff
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after shooting himself in the hand at a gun show. Gun dealer Bill Adams, 64, of Kodak, was taking a concealed gun out to show a customer, when the gun discharged and shot him in the hand. Knoxville Police said the man removed the magazine from the .45 semiautomatic Kimber handgun, but a shell remained in the chamber.
  • Herman Cain stages mock presidential rally with comedian Steve Colbert

    01/21/2012 10:03:01 AM PST · by Scouts Honor · 127 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 01/21/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Thousands have flocked to watch a fake presidential rally held by comedian Steve Colbert and one-time Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain in Charleston, South Carolina. And in an interesting twist, the crowd, comprised mostly of students, was far larger audience than any at an actual rally during this year's election cycle in the state. Herman Cain, whose presidential campaign was plagued - and finished - by a string of accusations of sexual misconduct, appeared alongside Read more:
  • Bay Area man gets stuck in baby swing at park for nine hours

    10/25/2011 3:48:09 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/25/11 | n/a
    Some bets just shouldn't be made. Just ask a 21-year-old Vallejo man who made a $100 bet with his friends that he could fit into a baby swing at a local park. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the unidentified man -– who should be thanking police for not releasing his name –- lubed himself up with liquid laundry detergent and jammed himself into the kiddie swing's leg holes about 9 p.m. Friday. But he got stuck, his legs swelled and he couldn't get out...
  • Bold, Brash, and Wrong [9-9-9]

    10/17/2011 3:25:58 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10-17-11 | The Editors
    Herman Cain deserves credit for proposing a tax-reform plan that is specific, promotes economic growth, and has captured the imagination of conservatives nationwide. His 9-9-9 plan builds on the insight that one of the chief defects of the current tax code is its bias toward consumption over savings. But his plan’s peculiarities of design, substantive weaknesses, and political naïveté render it unworthy of conservative support. Cain’s ultimate objective is a 30 percent national sales tax, but his interim plan is to replace the current income, payroll, and corporate tax codes with three new taxes. A 9 percent income tax would...
  • Osama bin Laden's New Gig

    05/03/2011 5:53:41 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-3-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Now that he has been handed an untimely resignation as CEO of al Qaeda whats next for this freshly minted free agent? Who said Achmed the Dead Terrorist couldn't have a second banana? :-)
  • Functioning Synapse Created Using Carbon Nanotubes: Might Be Used in ...Synthetic Brains

    04/22/2011 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Apr. 22, 2011 | Staff
    Engineering researchers the University of Southern California have made a significant breakthrough in the use of nanotechnologies for the construction of a synthetic brain. They have built a carbon nanotube synapse circuit whose behavior in tests reproduces the function of a neuron, the building block of the brain. The team, which was led by Professor Alice Parker and Professor Chongwu Zhou in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, used an interdisciplinary approach combining circuit design with nanotechnology to address the complex problem of capturing brain function. In a paper published in the proceedings of...
  • Democrats Press GOP Lawmakers to Turn Down Government Zot Care

    11/17/2010 7:53:40 PM PST · by cheneyschernobyl · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 17 November 2010 | Brian Montopoli
    A group of House Democrats has released a letter to Republican congressional leaders calling on them to announce which of their members will be forgoing their congressional benefit health insurance (which is subsidized by the government) in light of their party's opposition to health care reform overhaul legislation. "If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care, your members should walk that walk," four Democrats write in the letter, which is addressed to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican leader John Boehner. "You cannot enroll in the very kind of coverage that you want for...
  • Don’t Fear Inflation, if It Comes (NYT blogger/columnist/idiot)

    06/25/2010 3:41:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies · 2+ views
    new york slimes ^ | 6-23-10 | CASEY B. MULLIGAN
    History certainly has examples of high inflation that resulted from dire fiscal situations. But there are also many examples of governments that fueled new spending programs by raising taxes or by cutting other spending. Our government may well raise taxes, cut military spending or cut spending on certain types of health care.
  • Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War

    06/17/2010 4:40:12 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 18 replies · 466+ views
    CSNS News ^ | 6/14/10 | Fred Lucas
    Despite a resolution by Congress authorizing war against those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama’s nominee to be the number two official at the Justice Department, James Cole, wrote an op-ed in 2002 likening the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to the domestic crimes of murder, rape and child abuse, while arguing that the attackers ought to be treated like domestic criminals. “But the attorney general is not a member of the military fighting a war--he is a prosecutor fighting crime,” Cole wrote in a Sept. 9, 2002 article in Legal Times that critiqued...
  • Police on a Manhunt for a Dummy

    04/22/2010 11:24:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 288+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Thu, Apr 22, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    A dummy act is missing its dummyHave you seen a dummy? No, you can stop looking at the guy picking lint out of his belly button on your couch or your boss. We're talking about a Pinocchio-like, wooden puppet, but missing the hand up its back that brings it to life. The Naples Police are searching for Clarence the dummy, which went missing from the trunk of a popular ventriloquist act's car earlier this month, according to the Naples News. The dummy hunt was on after Richard Parrott submitted a missing person's report for his wooden pal, Clarence. Creepy, right?...
  • You know what I did today? [I got Zotted! That's what!]

    04/13/2010 4:08:14 PM PDT · by bonidee · 137 replies · 3,038+ views
    I woke up this morning to the sound of my alarm clock, which is powered by electricity provided by the public power monopoly that is regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then proceeded to take a shower in clean, drinkable water from the Municipal Water Utility. After that, I watched on of the FCC regulated channels on my TV to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determinded the weather would be like by usinc satellites launced, maintained, designed and built by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while...
  • Rep. Johnson gaffe: Guam might capsize

    04/01/2010 4:49:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 105 replies · 2,429+ views
    The Atlanta Journal & Constitution ^ | April 1, 2010 | Bob Keefe
    U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson recently worried that it might be, according to a videotaped congressional hearing that is getting plenty of play online and over the airwaves. Johnson's comments came during a House Armed Services Committee meeting as he questioned Adm. Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, about the impact of U.S. troops on the little island. "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize," Johnson said, straight-faced and seemingly serious. The admiral seemed to take the question seriously, too. "We don't anticipate that," he said, proceeding...
  • TRANSCRIPT: Admiral Robert F. Willard, USN, and the Honorable Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr., D-GA

    04/01/2010 8:44:54 AM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 12 replies · 1,173+ views
    C-SPAN via YouTube ^ | March 25, 2010 | Johnson & Willard
    THE HONORABLE HENRY C. "HANK" JOHNSON JR, D-GA: This is a, ah, island that, at its bridest [sic] level, is what? 12 miles from shore to shore? And at its smallest level, ah, ah, oh, smallest, ah, aaahhhhh, location it's, ah, 7 miles, ah, ah, between one shore and the other. Is zat correct?  ADMIRAL ROBERT WILLARD, USN: I don't have the exact, ah, dimensions, but, ah, to your point, sir, I think Guam is a small island.  JOHNSON JR, D-GA: Very small island, and about 24 miles, if I recall, long. So twenty, twenty-fo' miles long, about 7 miles...
  • Patrick Kennedy won't seek reelection

    02/11/2010 7:37:56 PM PST · by ricks_place · 217 replies · 6,876+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/11/10 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy, the last member of his illustrious family currently serving in Congress, will announce on Friday that he is retiring, according to Democratic insiders. Kennedy, 42, was first elected to Congress in 1994. He did a stint as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 1999-2000 cycle but has not served in the House Democratic leadership beyond that. His congressional tenure was marked by repeated substance abuse problems, including a drunk-driving incident in 2006. He entered a rehab facility at that time and again in 2009. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), the congressman's father,...
  • Pig Bowl Players Tackle Burglar, Officials Say

    01/04/2010 5:26:47 PM PST · by steveo · 2 replies · 252+ views ^ | 01-04-10 | KCRA-3
    Officials said members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's football team -- who were practicing Monday for the upcoming Pig Bowl -- tackled a burglar. The football players were practicing at Foothill High School in Sacramento at the time. Sgt. Tim Curran said at least one burglar was captured and handcuffed by one of the football players, who's a deputy. That deputy got handcuffs from an officer who had arrived at the field, Curran said.
  • New coroner's dummy looks almost human

    11/04/2009 4:05:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 787+ views
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    SANTA ANA – Deputy Coroners, meet "Manny the Mannequin." At about 80 pounds, this balding silicone dummy is the newest addition to the Orange County Sheriff Department's coroner division. With porous skin, varicose feet and human hair, the life-like mannequin was purchased by the sheriff's department with a grant to add a new dimension to their training, authorities said. In their Santa Ana headquarters, the sheriff's coroner division has used dummies in their training before, but none are as life-like as this newest addition. The dummy comes from a Burbank company that has spawned similar creations for recent television shows...
  • Lucas Smith Defends Against WND Charge of Fraud

    08/28/2009 9:18:07 PM PDT · by outforthetruth · 18 replies · 1,717+ views
    Youtube ^ | 8/28/2009 | Lucas Smith
    PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS DESCRIPTION --- Part One of Lucas Smith debunks WND s disinformation that was put forth on August 25, 2009 by Jerome Corsi, Drew Zahn and Joseph Farah at World Net Daily. Book: Annual Report on the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. Page # 60. By: Great Britain, Colonial Office. Published 1960. You'll find the hospitals name, COAST PROVINCE GENERAL HOSPITAL. This book was published one year before Barack Obamas birth. Book: East African Doctors: a history of the modern profession. Page # 108. By: JOHN ILIFFE. Published 2002. Youll find the name of a hospital...
  • VIDEO: Obama: Professor Gates Probably "Overreacted"

    07/24/2009 11:50:20 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 48 replies · 1,377+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 24, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    President Obama says his choice of words unfortunately gave the impression that he was maligning against the Cambridge Police Department. Obama said, he hopes as a "consequence" that this event becomes a "teachable moment" where people spend more time "listening to each other" and to generally improve relationships between minorities and police officers. Obama said more unity is needed. Regarding this being a local issue, Obama said he felt like he needed to step in because race is still a "troubling" aspect in our society.
  • DA: Shoplifter stole during court recess

    05/16/2009 12:40:28 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 617+ views
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 05/16/09 | Julie Manganis
    SALEM — Being in court can be stressful enough to give anyone what the old ads called an "Excedrin headache." But Joel Peralta's going to have to get his aspirin from the infirmary at Middleton Jail for a while, after allegedly stealing $75 worth of the painkiller — while on a break from a court appearance on earlier shoplifting charges. Peralta, 33, of Lynn, was in Salem District Court Thursday morning on charges stemming from the theft of $155 worth of baby formula from the Shaw's supermarket in Salem. As often happens with misdemeanors, he met directly with a prosecutor...
  • Fidel Castro: Obama 'misinterpreted' Raul's words

    04/21/2009 9:42:52 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 14 replies · 742+ views
    AP ^ | April 22, 2009
    Raul Castro prompted widespread speculation last week that the U.S. and Cuba could be headed toward a thaw in nearly a half-century of chilly relations, when he said Cuban leaders would be willing to discuss "everything" with the U.S., (snip) Obama responded by saying Washington seeks a new beginning with Cuba but he also said that Cuba should release some political prisoners and reduce official taxes on remittances from the U.S. as a sign of goodwill. Fidel Castro wrote in an essay on Tuesday that Obama "without a doubt misinterpreted Raul's declarations."
  • Vanity Biden without the Hair Plugs

    02/24/2009 7:50:08 PM PST · by Global2010 · 6 replies · 1,913+ views
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  • Explaining Islamic Terrorism, DUmmy To DUmmy

    11/26/2008 9:06:14 PM PST · by Jay777 · 14 replies · 1,022+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 26 Nov 08 | William Teach
    It has been an interesting, to put it mildly, day for terrorism. First we have the credible, but unsubstantiated, threat for attacks against the NY City subway city over the holiday long weekend, then we have the attacks in India. I will refer you to Jay's post, rather then rewrite it all. He is on top of it big time. I've been out most of the afternoon. But, as I usually do, I checked some of the hard left sites, and found a more then very interesting post, where a few DUmmies try to explain the issue of Islamic terrorism...
  • Computer Memory Chips - "Blanking Chips" - Assistance please (Vanity)

    10/30/2008 7:11:02 PM PDT · by webschooner · 35 replies · 2,648+ views
    I had a Dell Dimension 8200 computer (a full height tower CPU) that I bought new and owned for a number of years, then sold. I recently discovered two memory chips (or what I thought were memory chips) that as best I could recall, I removed when I upgraded the computer memory. The OEM memory of the computer was 512MB PC800 RDRAM (2x256). I posted the a description of two memory chips on ebay, along with a picture of the them, and sold and shipped them. I just got an email from the buyer claiming this: "What you sent is...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 10-7-08

    10/07/2008 2:50:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 108 replies · 1,151+ views ^ | 10-7-08 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Charles Gibson: Link to his Facebook page

    09/12/2008 10:14:09 PM PDT · by mw19 · 14 replies · 461+ views
    Facebook ^ | September 12,2008 | me Here is the link to Charles Gibson's Facebook page. Please leave a comment for ol Charlie. Mods, if this is out of line, sorry, and delete. The way he treated Governor Palin was wrong.
  • Obama to lead economic discussion at CMU Thursday (*NOT open to the public*)

    06/24/2008 10:18:35 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 13 replies · 159+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | By James O'Toole
    Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama will appear at Carnegie Mellon University Thursday, hosting a round-table conversation on competitiveness and the world economy. The morning panel discussion, which will be closed to the public, includes speakers from industry, labor and the academic world.The participants are to include: Lael Brainard, vice president of the Brookings Institution; Eli Broad, founder of the Broad Foundation; Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of Harlem Children's Zone; Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution Health and former chairman and CEO of America Online; Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Federico Pe??a, former U.S....
  • McCain calls for greenhouse-gas cuts, criticizes Bush administration

    05/13/2008 9:14:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 111 replies · 469+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/13/08 | Matt Stearns
    WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain called Monday for reductions in carbon emissions and criticized the Bush administration for failing to lead the fight against climate change. "We have many advantages in the fight against global warming, but time is not one of them. … We stand warned by serious and credible scientists across the world that time is short and the dangers are great," the Arizona Republican said in a speech delivered at a wind-energy facility in Portland, Ore. "The most relevant question is whether our own government is equal to the challenge." McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, proposed...
  • Vets for Freedom questions Senator Barack Obama’s comments on military preparedness in Afghanistan

    02/22/2008 5:41:21 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 10 replies · 717+ views
    Vets for Freedom ^ | 2-22-08 | Staff
    “I heard from an Army Captain who was the head of a rifle platoon; supposed to have 39 men in a rifle platoon ended up being sent to Afghanistan with 24 because 15 of those soldiers had been sent to Iraq. As a consequence, they didn't have enough ammunition, they didn't have enough humvees. They were actually capturing Taliban weapons because it was easier to get Taliban weapons than it was for them to get properly equipped by our current Commander in Chief.” – Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill) (Washington DC) Vets for Freedom questions the recent comments by Senator Barack...
  • As a Legislator, Obama Hit the Wrong Button... Six Times

    02/14/2008 5:54:38 AM PST · by jdm · 39 replies · 109+ views
    NRO Campaign Spot ^ | Feb. 14, 2008 | by Jim Geraghty
    I relate to Barack Obama losing paper, and being disorganized, and sometimes losing things. He's human.But other campaign correspondents have noted how often Obama blames his staff, and throws them under the bus when mistakes are made.And then there's this story, which seems a little unnerving: Barack Obama angered fellow Democrats in the Illinois Senate when he voted to strip millions of dollars from a child welfare office on Chicago's West Side. But Obama had a ready explanation: He goofed. "I was not aware that I had voted no," he said that day in June 2002, asking that the record...
  • Sex toy punter feels a dummy

    01/16/2008 11:47:08 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 146+ views
    The Sun ^ | 16 Jan 2008 | VINCE SOODIN
    RETAIL bosses may have to issue bizarre health warnings on its clothing mannequins - after a punter said he got his MANHOOD trapped in one. The man, 31, rang officials at an online firm to whinge that he got “part of himself” stuck in a 24mm hole on a female display bust. The unnamed customer from Doncaster, South Yorks, had ordered the display mannequin over the internet mistakenly thinking it was an adult sex toy. He had to use a pair of heavy duty scissors to cut the dummy and set himself free. Cheekily instead of feeling a right dummy,...
  • New Jersey Family Removes Halloween Hanged Dummy After Public Outcry

    10/16/2007 1:29:08 PM PDT · by Westlander · 50 replies · 276+ views
    AP ^ | October 16, 2007 | AP
    MADISON, N.J. — Public uproar that compared an image to a lynching has led a Madison family to remove a hanged dummy from its Halloween display. Cheryl and David Maines fear for their safety. The couple's 27-year-old son has decorated their home for seven Halloweens. The hanged dummy, which has a black hood, is usually partially hidden. But police started getting calls on Sunday, saying the display was racist. The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said it was offensive and insensitive.
  • ZOT Surfaces of Cheney, in 1994, Warning That An Invasion of Iraq Would Lead to 'Quagmire'

    08/13/2007 11:42:23 AM PDT · by in pari delicto · 173 replies · 4,340+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | August 12, 2007 | E&P Staff
    Here is the transcript. The YouTube address is at the end. * Q: Do you think the U.S., or U.N. forces, should have moved into Baghdad? A: No. Q: Why not? A: Because if we'd gone to Baghdad we would have been all alone. There wouldn't have been anybody else with us. There would have been a U.S. occupation of Iraq. None of the Arab forces that were willing to fight with us in Kuwait were willing to invade Iraq. Once you got to Iraq and took it over, took down Saddam Hussein's government, then what are you going to...
  • Sperm donor to lesbian couple ordered to pay support

    05/09/2007 3:49:01 PM PDT · by jmyrlefuller · 109 replies · 3,955+ views
    AP via ^ | May 9, 2007 | Mark Scolforo
    A sperm donor who helped a lesbian couple conceive two children is liable for child support under a state appeals-court ruling that a legal expert believes might be the first of its kind. A Superior Court panel last week ordered a Dauphin County judge to establish how much Carl L. Frampton Jr. would have to pay to the birth mother of an 8-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl. "I'm unaware of any other state appellate court that has found that a child has, simultaneously, three adults who are financially obligated to the child's support and are also entitled to visitation," said...
  • Sources: Virginia Tech gunman left note

    04/17/2007 8:55:01 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 528 replies · 21,996+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 17, 2007 | Aamer Madhani
    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The suspected gunman in the Virginia Tech shooting rampage, Cho Seung-Hui, was a troubled 23-year-old senior from South Korea who investigators believe left an invective-filled note in his dorm room, sources say. The note included a rambling list of grievances and ended with the words "Ismail Ax" in red ink on the inside of one of his arms.
  • William Rivers Pitt Wishes Freepers A Merry Christmas

    12/21/2006 5:31:26 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 513+ views
    Elf Yourself ^ | December 21, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    WATCH William Rivers Pitt wish a Merry Christmas to all FReepers.
  • Time to say Mr. Rumsfeld, your services no longer needed?

    11/07/2006 10:04:17 PM PST · by meandog · 159 replies · 2,463+ views
    Okay history fans, if Bush is to be compared to Lincoln then maybe he ought to do what the embattled Lincoln did to first War Secretary Simon Cameron in 1862 when his Congress was under fire: Accept Rumsfeld's resignation. Supposedly, the Don of the Pentagon offered it on two occasions, according to the source himself and it is apparent that a change in the tactics of fighting a losing war are now needed. Rumsfeld went against the advice of sound judgement from generals such as Shenseki and others who urged him to invade with at least as many boots on...
  • Conservative Va. GOP Congresswoman Davis Calls for Rumsfeld's Resignation

    08/29/2006 11:29:58 AM PDT · by meandog · 49 replies · 1,445+ views
    HAMPTON--U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Davis, a Republican, hasn't ever agreed with Sen. Hillary Clinton on anything. But she is siding with the New York Democrat in calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation. "I've made no bones about it the last two years," the 1st District congresswoman told members of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers. "He's probably a nice guy, but I don't think he's a great secretary of defense." Davis said she based her determination in part on Rumsfeld's handling of the war in Iraq. She pointed to his 2003 firing of Gen....