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  • For thin-skinned college students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves

    11/28/2015 2:04:05 PM PST · by LucyT · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation's university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling. Besides, it would be insensitive. Instead, let me be the first to say: it's not the students fault. These serial tantrums are direct results of our Everybody Gets a Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum, including history, government and the Bill of...
  • Study suggests Alabama could see fights during Black Friday sales

    11/27/2015 5:37:44 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 67 replies
    WHNT ^ | 27 Nov 15 | Lisa Screws
    Your trip to the mall could leave you with a shopping injury. A new study shows Alabama is one of the most dangerous states for Black Friday shopping. The blog Estately ranks our state as the third most dangerous for Black Friday shoppers. Arkansas is ranked number one, followed by Tennessee at number 2. Louisiana and Missouri round out the top 5.
  • Yes, ‘ObamaNet’ Is Here: Meet ConnectHome, the ‘Free’ Internet That Costs Taxpayers Much

    07/26/2015 8:03:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 7/24/2015 | Alex Pournelle
    On July 15 in Durant, Oklahoma, President Obama announced ConnectHome, describing it as: … a new initiative with communities, the private sector, and federal government to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country. ConnectHome is aimed at low-income areas with little broadband uptake, expanding several earlier federal programs. The headlines are about connecting the poor to the modern convenience of the internet, but they don’t mention who’s paying for it. As with most federal programs, you are. Is ConnectHome worth the costs, and what are they? So far, the ConnectHome website is thin on details. (It’s even...
  • Chelsea Clinton Reported to Have Acted as Prima Donna at NBC News

    05/19/2015 5:33:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 5/18/2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Know your place, peon! You may not approach Chelsea Clinton. If you need to contact her, you can only do so indirectly through a producer. Never face to face which is for ordinary people. Those were the instructions for Chelsea's co-workers at not only NBC News but also at the management consulting firm at McKinsey where she briefly worked. Apparently Chelsea's attitude is so toxic that even dedicated liberals at the Clinton Foundation have split rather than having to deal with Chelsea according to a New York Post report:
  • Video: DC delegate's bad parking job becomes viral sensation

    03/26/2015 11:01:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2016
    Unbelievable Video. Call it the parking job seen 'round the web. A video has gone viral of D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton executing an objectively poor parking job -- even by Washington standards. The incident, and video, were first reported by Roll Call. A tipster was apparently on the scene and watched as Norton angled her car into a diagonal spot near Capitol Hill, ending up practically perpendicular to the surrounding vehicles. The tipster told Roll Call this was around the time of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's address to Congress on Wednesday.
  • Why GOP Won: Shifting White Votes Hurt Democrats (AFRO Reports)

    11/10/2014 11:16:22 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 39 replies
    The Afro ^ | 11/8/14 | Jennifer Agiesta and Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) — White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republi5395a874abffae2b640f6a70670072dccans nationwide but most acutely in the South — and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core supporters among Blacks and Hispanics. In a nation growing ever more diverse, political forecasters repeatedly warn Republicans they must improve their appeal among minorities in order to remain competitive in the long term.
  • This might as well be the slogan Democrats use to get the youth vote

    02/19/2014 9:57:35 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Tracy Browning - Jailed After Repeatedly Trying To Purchase iPads With Food Stamp Card...

    01/02/2013 2:44:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Weekly Vice ^ | December 26, 2012 | Danny Vice
    Louisville, Kentucky - Tracy Browning, a 38-year-old Louisville woman, was jailed after she allegedly tried to purchase several iPads with a food stamp card, then fled to another location where she tried to make the same transaction. According to Louisville police, Browning went to the Valley Station Walmart and tried to purchase two iPads with an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the transaction was denied, she assaulted a store clerk, pushed another employee to the ground and fled from the store with the merchandise. Investigators say Browning went to another Walmart in the area a short time later and again...
  • Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.'

    12/31/2012 11:31:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.' Daniel Halper December 31, 2012 2:12 PM President Barack Obama tipped his hand today during a speech at the White House ... about how he plans to spend this New Year's Eve. "Democrats and Republicans in Congress have to get this done," Obama said, according to a rush transcript, referencing the ongoing "fiscal cliff" talks. "But they're not there yet. They are close, but they're not there yet. And one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there is even one...
  • (Mayor Moocher) Newark Mayor Cory Booker agrees to live off food stamps for a MONTH

    11/20/2012 3:15:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 20 November 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Mayor Cory Booker is known for his social media savvy, having helped direct emergency services in Newark, New Jersey to stranded citizens during snowstorms and field questions during Hurricane Sandy. Now he's taking the talk offline as he bet a Twitter trash-talker that he could live healthfully on food stamps for a month. The Democratic politician got into a dispute with a woman on Twitter who took issue with his dispelling of some free advice via Plutarch. 'An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics,' Booker wrote on Sunday morning. User @MWadeNC...
  • California ballot initiative would make college free for residents

    03/22/2012 4:43:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 61 replies · 5+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/22/12 | Katy Murphy
    OAKLAND -- Clipboards in hand, high school seniors Estephania Franco and Jocelyn Sanchez approached a group of UC Berkeley students sitting on a curb in Sproul Plaza. "Hey guys, you want free tuition?" one of them asked. "Free? Tuition?" sophomore Josh Netter asked, as if waiting for the punchline. "I just feel like it's too good to be possible." It wouldn't be -- if, by June, supporters of the "College for California" ballot petition managed to gather the signatures of 807,615 people registered to vote in California. And, of course, if voters approved it. The proposed constitutional amendment, researched and...
  • Undocumented Immigrant Asks Florida Supreme Court For Chance To Practice Law

    03/08/2012 7:44:29 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Jodie Tillman,
    He came to the United States as a fourth-grader who spoke only Spanish. He needed a year to learn English, then refused to let anything slow him down again. He became the 2004 valedictorian at Armwood High School in Seffner, an anthropology major at New College, a law student at Florida State University. He passed the bar exam last year on his first try. But when he applied for admission to the Florida Bar, José Godínez-Samperio was stopped in his tracks. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners refused to consider his application, instead asking the Florida Supreme Court to settle...
  • Obama says he deserves re-election, job's not done

    02/05/2012 2:32:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 5, 2012 | AP
    Obama says he deserves re-election, job's not done WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he deserves re-election, despite the nation's economic troubles. Obama said in a pre-Super Bowl interview on NBC that his administration is creating more than 250,000 jobs a month, the most since 2005, and a reversal from the 750,000 jobs the economy was losing three years ago. The president said American manufacturing still needs a boost and "We have got to make sure we are pushing American energy, not just oil and gas, but clean energy." Obama also said the country needed to return to "old-fashioned...
  • Chelsea Clinton, Living Up to the Family Name

    12/04/2011 5:56:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    NYT ^ | 12-4-11 | AMY CHOZICK
    OVER a series of casual dinners at neighborhood restaurants near her Flatiron District apartment in the spring, Chelsea Clinton began talking to a couple of longtime friends about something she’d been mulling for a while. She wanted to stop pretending she was not Chelsea Clinton. It was quite an assertion from someone who — despite the very public profile of her parents, one a former president and the other the current secretary of state — had lived most of her 31 years at a far remove from the spotlight. Yes, there had been sightings of Chelsea over the years, as...
  • Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit (Totally Unsustainable!)

    10/06/2011 3:47:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 10/5/2011 | Sara Murray
    Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008. The share of people relying on government benefits has reached a historic high, in large part from the deep recession and meager recovery, but also because of the expansion of government programs over the years. (See a timeline on the...
  • Loud cell-phone talker removed from quiet car by police

    05/18/2011 1:13:16 PM PDT · by Allegra · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Liz Goodwin
    A woman who was escorted off an Amtrak train by police this weekend after she allegedly refused to stop talking loudly on her cell-phone has the Internet cheering her fate. Civilians and quiet-car champions are supporting her ejection for violating policy at high volume during the 16-hour journey. It doesn't help her cause that she became belligerent when confronted about it by one of her fellow passengers. KOMO News reports that Lakeysha Beard says she felt "disrespected" by the incident, though passengers said it was Beard who was being rude by refusing to stop yapping while sitting in one of...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn: sexual contact with chambermaid 'consensual'

    05/17/2011 8:57:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 91 replies ^ | 10:51PM BST 17 May 2011 | Jon Swaine
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn will admit he had sexual contact with the hotel chambermaid who alleges he attacked her, but insist it was consensual, his lawyers have indicated. The International Monetary Fund chief allegedly locked the maid in his suite at Manhattan's Sofitel on Saturday and forced her to give him oral sex. He was denied $1m bail and is being held at Rikers Island jail. However in a hint at what may become his main line of defence, his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said at New York criminal court: "The evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter". It...
  • The Adolescent Left

    12/17/2010 3:53:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 17, 2010 | Keith Riler
    As tempting as it is to view the machinations of the left in masterfully calculated Dr. Evil terms, today's progressive is better-understood as a ranting teenager, burdened with both a disordered view of freedom and typical adolescent entitlement issues. It's not that today's lefty is unintelligent; in fact, many are very bright. It's that he is emotionally underdeveloped. By disordered freedom, I mean the 1960s-influenced, "don't tell me what to do/I'll do whatever the hell I want to do" kind of freedom. Pope John Paul II summarized the flaw in such a stunted and animalistic view of our potential when...
  • RNC Chair Michael Steele on Whether He Will Resign: “I Ain’t Going Anywhere” – Video

    12/14/2010 7:21:38 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of RNC Chair Michael Steele being asked if he has given consideration to stepping aside as Chair of the Republican National Committee. Steele said, "I ain't going anywhere." He also said he and his fellow Republicans have a fundamentally different view of America. Steele said he believes we are an "exceptional people," while President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid "have a different view." Uh, we’ll see if Republicans agree that he should stay.
  • Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's Kenyan aunt, says Obama didn't pull strings to keep her in US

    President Barack Obama's aun tZeituni Onyango, right, is the half-sister of Obama's late father President Obama's Kenyan aunt says her nephew didn't pull any strings to help her stay in the U.S. "Don't drag my child into this," Zeituni Onyango said in her first interview since she was granted asylum in May, apparently referring to Obama. Onyango, who lives in public housing and collects a $700 monthly disability check, also insisted "the system" took advantage of her. "I didn't take advantage of the system," she said. In the first of a two-part interview with WBZ-TV in Boston, Onyango said she...
  • How Bad is Lisa Murkowski?

    09/21/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 28 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 21 September, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    How does Lisa Murkowski compare to other Republican senators from the Rocky Mountain region? Against her 68% ACU voting record, the other Republican senators in the region have these ACU voting records: Ensign (WY) 100%, Barasso (WY) 100%, Crapo (ID) 92%, Risch (ID) 96%, Hatch (UT) 88%, Bennett (UT) 84%, Ensign (NV) 100%, Kyl (AZ) 92%, and McCain (AZ) 96%. Lisa was much less conservative than Senator McCain, the archetypical RINO or Senator Bennett, the Utah Republican denied re-nomination this year. Lisa Murkowski, not Joe Miller, is out of touch with voters in the region. It gets worse. Out of...
  • UC regents face outcry, prepare to hike fees 32%

    11/19/2009 7:49:25 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 436+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/19/9 | Laurel Rosenhall
    Amid rowdy protests, a committee of the University of California regents voted Wednesday to raise student fees by 32 percent in two steps over the next year, bringing the annual cost of a UC education above $10,000 not including room, board or books. Today, the full board is scheduled to vote on the plan, which also includes increases in financial aid. Fourteen protesters – out of about 500 – were arrested at UCLA, where regents held their meeting. Roughly 1,000 protesters rallied at UC Berkeley, according to campus officials, and 300 demonstrated at UC Santa Cruz. "Look at all these...
  • Joe Kennedy for Senate? Are you kidding me?

    09/01/2009 3:10:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies · 3,223+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 1, 2009 | Mark Tapscott
    Predictably, the push has begun to get a Kennedy into the Senate seat held for lo those many years by Ted Kennedy. The Kennedys favorite newspaper - the Boston Globe - all but annointed Joe in a news story by Frank Phillips that also handily reminded everybody that the seat is, after all, the permanent property of the Kennedy family. Said Philips: [Snip] "All eyes now are on Joseph P. Kennedy II, the former US representative, with family members and political allies expecting him to make a decision very shortly on whether to enter the Democratic primary. "No other Kennedy...
  • Business Owner Receives Second Threat over Controversial Sign - "No Yobs Aqui"

    03/26/2009 10:48:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 1,223+ views ^ | ‎March 25, 2009‎
    There's more fall-out over a controversial sign posted outside a local auto repair shop. The owner of Team Ramco, Flash Sharrar, has received his second threat. He had posted the sign months ago, reading "No Yobs Aqui." He said he was fed up with job applicants mistaking his business for an employment office nearby. Critics accused him of being a racist. Sharrar has since scribbled a "J" over the "Y" for good measure. A new sign is in the mail, but apparently someone out there is still not pleased. Flash says his family member received a text message containing a...
  • Home Depot at standoff with laborers who swarm customers in bid for work

    03/10/2009 8:40:54 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 96 replies · 3,649+ views ^ | Sunday, March 08, 2009 | ANDREW MARRA
    "...The onslaught, a symptom of the voracious competition for dwindling numbers of day jobs, can be surprising to the unsuspecting, and even frightening. In recent years, the Hispanic day laborers have become as much a part of the scenery at The Home Depot west of Lake Worth as the fence and hedges, and as more lose full-time jobs in construction or landscaping, their numbers seem to have grown. The Home Depot is not pleased. Blaming the job seekers for causing accidents and driving away customers, the world's largest home improvement retailer has been working to discourage them from rushing vehicles...
  • 3 BART stations closed after protesters jump fare gates

    10/31/2008 10:12:09 AM PDT · by gnan4d · 36 replies · 1,743+ views
    10-31) 10:03 PDT OAKLAND -- BART closed its Richmond. Fruitvale and Coliseum stations this morning after numerous youths heading to a protest in San Francisco against federal immigration policies jumped fare gates, authorities said. About 100 fare-evaders were reported at the Fruitvale station in Oakland about 9:45 a.m., Johnson said. The station was closed a short time later. There was no immediate information on whether a bus bridge would be set up there. The protesters were heading to a noontime rally on Sansome Street in San Francisco opposing the policies and enforcement actions taken by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Just how pathetic is Mexico?

    08/04/2008 8:30:00 AM PDT · by connell · 39 replies · 126+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Christopher Cook
    "How dare you send our citizens back to us"By Christopher Cook You can add legislators from the Mexican state of Sonora to the people whose sense of irony has been surgically removed at birth. It didn't make very big news when it happened (two weeks ago), but for those who missed it, it's a worthy showcase for chutzpah at its finest. And it's a tragic indication of just how absurdly pathetic our neighbor to the south really is: A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to say Arizona's new employer sanctions law will have...
  • School Budget Cuts Derail English Language Program (teaches Hispanics English as Second Language)

    07/26/2008 11:13:58 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 15 replies · 74+ views
    Desert Valley Star ^ | July 26, 2008 | Dean Gray and Jackie Devereaux
    School Budget Cuts Derail English Language Program By Dean Gray and Jackie Devereaux Coachella Valley, CA – An important English reading fluency program is threatened to end due to severe budget cuts to this year’s school budget. The Valley Partnership, is at the end of a three-year program, funded by an annual grant of $329,000. Without the matching funds the program is at risk and over 20 people lose their paid volunteer positions. Fundraising efforts are still trying to raise $55,000 by August 3rd to meet the target start-up date. The sponsors are asking for donations by philanthropists and charitable...
  • America is to Mexico as the kid with the milk money is to _________.

    07/26/2008 10:32:19 AM PDT · by connell · 6 replies · 155+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Burt Prelutsky
    By Burt Prelutsky It seems to me that when it comes to foreign policy, the U.S. has two separate problems. To begin with, there are those two billion foreigners in places like China, Russia, North Korea, and all the various Islamic nations that give America and much of the rest of the world non-stop migraines. But compounding the problem for us are the millions of illegal aliens who have been flooding across our southern border for the past 25 years or so. It’s bad enough that they’ve placed a terrible burden on our schools, our prisons, and our health care...
  • Texas ordered to improve bilingual education

    07/26/2008 5:48:22 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 61 replies · 179+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 7.26.2008 | Jeff Carlton
    TEA has until the end of January to change program for secondary schools.
  • Race question back for Cohen -- Challenger Jake Ford: Black person should represent district

    04/04/2008 7:52:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 266+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/4/8 | Alex Doniach
    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has said he thinks the 9th Congressional District has gotten beyond race in electing its representatives. But independent candidate Jake Ford seemed intent on proving him wrong Thursday. He kicked off the congressional campaign by blasting Cohen, who is white, and saying Tennessee deserves to have at least one black congressman. Still hot from his loss to Cohen in 2006, Ford, younger brother of former congressman Harold Ford Jr., also railed against the news media -- specifically The Commercial Appeal -- for not giving him, or his record, a fair shake in the last election. "This...
  • ANTIOCH, CA: Tenants rally against police tactics

    09/26/2007 7:27:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 102+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/26/7 | Simon Read
    Subsidized housing tenants who say they have been harassed by the Antioch Police Department descended on City Hall on Tuesday night, demanding a change in law enforcement tactics. Carrying signs that read "Stop Harassment" and "We Want Respect," about two dozen Section 8 recipients took part in the protest. Members of Antioch's United Citizens for Better Neighborhoods gathered for a counterdemonstration, protesting eyesore properties and nightmarish neighbors. "This turnout validates that the voice of the people needs to be heard," organizer Darnell Turner said. "The fact the opposition also showed up in large numbers shows they don't care to hear...
  • CA: School districts entitled to repayment for state mandates

    03/19/2007 6:49:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 259+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/19/07 | Juliet Williams - ap
    School districts and local governments are entitled to be repaid for the cost of running programs the state Legislature requires them to operate, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled in a decision published Monday. The California School Boards Association, the city of Newport Beach, Sweetwater Union High School District in San Diego County and the counties of Fresno and Los Angeles sued the state over a bill passed in 2005. They objected because it allowed the state to avoid reimbursing school districts for the costs associated with operating state mandated-programs. In a ruling dated March 13 but published Monday,...
  • Merced residents sue to stop housing authority from ending rent subsidy

    06/22/2005 4:55:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 348+ views
    AP ^ | 6/22/5 | JULIANA BARBASSA
    Fresno -- Low-income Merced residents who sued the county's housing authority to prevent the agency from cutting back their rent subsidies had their request for temporary relief denied Wednesday, attorneys said. Five Merced residents — including Rosalinda Miranda, who has cancer, and Julia Barraza, a working mother of six — sued the Housing Authority for the County of Merced on Tuesday, saying the agency's decision to stop giving them housing assistance was illegal, and could leave them homeless. On Wednesday, a Merced County judge denied their request for a temporary restraining order, which would have ensured the plaintiffs received help...
  • United Nations: US Stingy; UN Corrupt (Right in the Chops, this one!)

    12/28/2004 8:41:59 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,403+ views
    I only have access to a few English language television stations while I am visiting Israel: BBC News and CNN International. Every quarter hour they recap the top stories. Today’s big story (after the non-stop images of a tidal wave taking out resorts frequented by Europeans and few Americans) is the comment of U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland who said that western nations, particularly the United States, were being stingy with their aid packages offered for victims of the disaster. Without putting into context the fact that the United States provides more funding to the UN than any...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!