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  • Faux Conservative Sasse Wins Nebraska GOP Primary for U.S. Senate [2014]

    05/05/2016 7:24:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies ^ | 14 May 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    The winner of the Nebraska Republican primary on Tuesday was Midland University President Ben Sasse, and tea partiers rejoiced. (SNIP) Clancy pointed out the obvious: Sasse “supports the basic principles of ObamaCare,” offered advice while in Washington as a consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on “how to improve the bill while it was pending,” and then personally prospered “by advising health insurance companies on how to implement it.”
  • FR Op Ed: Has Fox News flushed their credibility?

    09/02/2015 12:23:40 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 74 replies
    Free Republic Editorial ^ | September 2, 2015 | Me
    Et Tu Bret Bair? Most of us had been under the impression that he had journalistic ethics. Baier was considered one of the few at Fox who could actually pull off straight news. However we now discover that he had a pre-planned strategy, with an actual script, aimed at physically ejecting Trump from the debate. This proves that the Fox back room had it in for Trump before the debate dust-up where Megyn Kelly tried – and painfully failed - to make a name for herself by using her role as moderator to portray Trump as a misogynist. The...
  • Mourning Their Idiot: Liberals Are Seriously Exaggerating the Loss of Colbert 'The Character'

    04/15/2014 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 15, 2014 | 07:12 | Tim Graham
    One of the tender mercies of Stephen Colbert's ascension to the "Late Show" set at CBS is his shedding of the faux-conservative "high-status idiot" character. To conservatives, this "Colbert" has never seemed authentic or sustained cleverness -- how many times can you say you don't read or even like books? It mostly marks the deep ruts of liberal arrogance in their own mental superiority. Colbert has perpetually had trouble staying inside this character, always winking at and mocking it more than inhabiting it. To liberals, abandoning this thin charade is far too much sincerity for an ironic age. They love...
  • West Virginia’s “Pro-Life” Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/30/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who describes himself as pro-life and campaigned as a pro-life candidate, has vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. West Virginians for Life, the statewide pro-life group, tells LifeNews it is disappointed in Governor Tomblin’s veto of HB 4588, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Similar bills have been passed in ten other states and Governor Tomblin is the only governor who has vetoed one of these bills. fetalpain2In his veto message, the Governor claimed that attorneys advised him the bill was unconstitutional. Many cite an Arizona law as proof,...
  • Racist Incidents Proven to be Hoaxes but Media Stays Silent

    08/26/2013 11:08:43 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies ^ | August 26, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    In a stunning display of one-sided journalism, the mainstream media is mostly mute in reporting that a series of racist, anti-gay, and pro-nazi vandalism perpetrated at Oberlin College are hoaxes that were carried out by liberal students. Yes, I am being sarcastic in calling the media reaction a "stunning display" as it happens practically every day. Earlier this year, headlines were made when virulent hateful graffiti was found around Oberlin College and it was hysterically reported that a member of the KKK was walking around at night (which was later realized that it was a woman walking in a blanket)....
  • Tweet - Hazardous materials released at Institute for Genomic Biology. Escape area if safe to do so

    05/29/2012 7:59:43 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8:16 PM - 28 May 12 | Illini-Alert
    Hazardous materials released at Institute for Genomic Biology. Escape area if safe to do so. Otherwise seek shelter.
  • Obamas pay Pearl Harbor tribute

    12/30/2011 11:48:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/30/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    HONOLULU — President Barack Obama paid his respects at Pearl Harbor on Thursday, offering a solemn tribute to the thousands of Americans killed on the “date which will live in infamy.” The president swapped his casual vacation outfit for a dark suit as he and the first lady toured the memorial on his first visit to the site since he came here in late 2008 as president-elect.
  • Fiat to gain Chrysler majority by buying U.S. stake

    05/27/2011 3:07:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/27/11
    Fiat SpA (FIA.MI) plans to exercise an option to buy the U.S. Treasury's stake in Chrysler, which paves the way for the Italian automaker to clinch a majority share in the company by early next month. Fiat notified the Treasury of its intent on Friday. The purchase price will be based on the equity value of Chrysler agreed by Treasury and Fiat within 10 business days. If Fiat and Treasury cannot settle on the price, the amount will be determined by two of three investment banks appointed by the company and the U.S. government. The option would allow Fiat to...
  • Debt Collectors Accused Of Fake Courtroom, Judge

    10/31/2010 7:51:59 AM PDT · by Abathar · 21 replies ^ | October 29, 2010 | Jim Parsons
    ERIE, Pa. -- A sign in the front of a building on West 39th Street tells visitors that it's the Unicredit Debt Resolution Center in Erie. Once debtors got inside, they were fooled into believing they were in a courtroom with a judge, but the whole thing was a fake, according to a lawsuit filed by the Pennsylvania attorney general. Team 4's Jim Parsons reported that Unicredit America is accused in the lawsuit of deceiving, misleading and coercing hundreds of consumers into paying off their debts. Inside the building is a pair of locked oak doors with brass handles resembling...
  • A Good Get for the Birthers (More trouble for the Wee Wee alert)

    09/01/2010 9:13:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 138 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | September 1, 2010 | David Weigel
    I try to ignore the birther movement unless it inducts someone important -- a congressman, for example. The (sigh) American Patriot Foundation's announcement that Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (ret.) has signed an affidavit supporting court martialed birther Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is actually a pretty big coup. How wild is McInerney's statement? This wild: [I]t is my opinion that LTC Lakin's request for discovery relating to the President's birth records in Hawaii is absolutely essential to determining not merely his guilt or innocence but to reassuring all military personnel once and for all for this President whether his service as...
  • Mitt Romney 3.0: Republican "Low-Keying it" on 25-State Tour (Caption New Mitt)

    08/29/2010 2:40:39 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2010 11:53 AM | Brian Montopoli
    [snip] In addition, Romney is presenting a more "easygoing and accessible" image instead of again offering up "the formally dressed, perfectly coiffed, carefully rehearsed candidate" of the 2008 campaign, according to the Globe. "Mitt is doing a better job at low-keying it,'' former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman Steve Duprey told the newspaper. "He would be wise to stay with it right through a presidential primary.'' Romney has been spending the summer at his $3.5 million home on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, where he drives a Chevy Silverado truck and can be seen in jeans, not suits. (That's an image...
  • Obama: Health Care Reform Already Working (Alert - another load of B.S. hits)

    05/08/2010 8:23:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies · 511+ views
    News. Com ^ | May 8, 2010 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama says March's health-care reform bill already is improving millions of Americans' lives. In his weekly address Saturday, Mr. Obama touted the first benefits of Democrat-backed legislation that narrowly passed through Congress earlier this year. Mr. Obama says the entire health-insurance industry has agreed to stop canceling the coverage of people when they get sick, ahead of a September deadline requiring insurers to do so. Mr. Obama also says a new federal office, the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, will help states stop insurance companies from "gaming" (exploiting) the health-care system. He says his administration...
  • Cap And Trade Will Be Huge For Investment Banking

    08/29/2009 2:58:55 PM PDT · by FromLori · 27 replies · 853+ views
    The cap and trade bill will be huge business for investment banks, leading to a boom in M&A and underwriting activity, says Kyle Stock on the WSJ's Deal Journal blog. In particular, U.S. industrial companies will begin to look more attractive to companies in Europe, which has had a carbon market since 2005. While the U.S. power market has long looked good to foreigners, because Americans buy a relatively large amount of electricity per-capita and the regulatory structure here lends itself to rate increases, European companies have shied away from acquisitions because of the carbon question mark. They would likely...
  • Who Pays for Cap and Trade? (A reminder of what is going on JUTR)

    06/24/2009 7:25:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies · 875+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 9, 2009 | Staff
    Cap and trade is the tax that dare not speak its name, and Democrats are hoping in particular that no one notices who would pay for their climate ambitions. With President Obama depending on vast new carbon revenues in his budget and Congress promising a bill by May, perhaps Americans would like to know the deeply unequal ways that climate costs would be distributed across regions and income groups. Politicians love cap and trade because they can claim to be taxing "polluters," not workers. Hardly. Once the government creates a scarce new commodity -- in this case the right to...
  • Obama's "Saved Jobs" Lie

    06/10/2009 4:10:48 PM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies · 1,381+ views
    Resist Net ^ | June 10, 2009 | Steve Elliott
    This week President Obama’s team once again repeated what I believe is the most outrageous lie of his Administration. The President and his team again claimed the stimulus has “saved” 150,000 jobs during a time when 1.6 million jobs were actually lost, and job losses were far worse than had been projected if there had been no stimulus spending. Obama’s magical “saved” jobs This is the same BALD-FACED LIE Obama has been telling since last November -- when his plan to “create” jobs was carefully morphed into a plan to “save or create” jobs. That small change has given Obama...
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg will run as Republican in bid for third term

    04/11/2009 4:48:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 145 replies · 6,066+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/11/09 | Elizabeth Benjamin
    Mayor Bloomberg will run for reelection as a Republican this fall, the Daily News has learned, after successfully courting the party to let him back on its ballot line two years after he left it. "Mayor Bloomberg and I have had healthy disagreements over issues at times, but I know he is the right person to lead this city forward," said Jay Savino, chairman of the Bronx GOP, who followed his Brooklyn and Staten Island counterparts to become the third county chairman to back the mayor. Bloomberg twice ran for mayor as a Republican, but quit the party in 2007...
  • Future President Sarah Palin Pals Around with Operating Thetan

    03/19/2009 12:49:52 PM PDT · by redk · 118 replies · 3,088+ views
    Gawker ^ | 3/19/09 | John Cook
    Sarah Palin is seeking the advice of a Scientologist as she plots her 2012 presidential run, which just makes sense to us. John P. Coale, a prominent Washington lawyer and power-broker, is secretly running Palin's political action committee and working to "protect the Palin brand," according to the Washington Post. He is very, very good at doing that because he can walk through walls and read minds and leave his body and never gets sick because he is a Scientologist.
  • Eisenstadt the source for Sarah Palin Africa leak [Freepers expose another HOAX; see downthread]

    11/10/2008 1:47:10 PM PST · by unspun · 208 replies · 3,363+ views
    Martin Eisenstadt's Blog ^ | 11-19-2008 | Martin Eisenstadt
    By now you’ve all heard the Fox News report last week that “unnamed” former McCain advisers leaked that Sarah Palin was confused about whether Africa was a continent, and which countries were in NAFTA. I was perfectly happy staying under the radar as an anonymous source for Fox News‘ Carl Cameron, but now that Palin has accused her accusers of being “unprofessional…jerks…cowards… taking things out of context, and then tried to spread something on national news” and begun to cast doubt on the Fox News report, maybe she’s right to a certain extent. For those of us on the McCain...
  • Biblical Scholars Challenge Pelosi's 'Scripture' Quote

    04/24/2008 10:32:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 72 replies · 551+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | April 24, 2008 | Pete Winn
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fond of quoting a particular passage of Scripture. The quote, however, does not appear in the Bible and is "fictional," according to biblical scholars. In her April 22 Earth Day news release, Pelosi said, "The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.' On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children's children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water...
  • Asked About CNN's Future, Ted Turner Utters a Loud Sputter (October 10, 2006 )

    02/07/2008 12:20:44 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 133+ views
    News Busters ^ | October 10, 2006 | Brent Baker
    Asked at the National Press Club's luncheon on Monday “what do you see as the future vision for CNN now that Fox is gaining in market share and popularity?”, CNN founder Ted Turner leaned into the microphone and, prompting laughter and applause, produced a loud sputtering sound as he blew air through his lips with his tongue sticking out slightly -- aka "blowing a raspberry" or issuing a "Bronx cheer." "... the right-wingers have every right to have a network of their own and they've got one.”
  • Man Snoozes During John Edwards's ABC Town Hall...Then Vanishes

    07/16/2007 2:10:52 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 45 replies · 4,748+ views ^ | 7/16/2007 | Scott Whitlock
    Did "Good Morning America" remove a man who appeared to be dozing off during Democratic Senator John Edward’s town hall meeting on Monday? Early in the 7am hour, the man (pictured at right) appeared to be sleeping, or at least dozing, while Edwards discussed his plan for Iraq. Around 7:11, the individual, who was seated to the back and right of Edwards, mysteriously disappeared (see video below). Diane Sawyer even remarked how audience members for the New Orleans-based event had "gotten up early" to join him. Perhaps the network found it unacceptable that someone might perceive the former trial lawyer...
  • JOBA vs. iGallop Horseriding simulation machines

    02/13/2007 9:20:01 PM PST · by Global2010 · 13 replies · 1,400+ views
    Any one ever try one of these horse riding simulation exercize devices? The JOBA has stirrups and was the original invention. I am not interested in "real" horse riding, live in the PNW so weather and disability keeps us home bound. I would like to know if anyone ones one or has tried either and comments.
  • U.S. Military Forces Chief in Mideast to Retire:

    12/20/2006 10:10:58 AM PST · by Army MP Retired · 13 replies · 666+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, December 20, 2006 | Nick Simeone
    Central Command Chief Gen. John P. Abizaid, who became the top U.S. general in the region in July of 2003, will turn over his command in March. He took the post four months after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and has served longer in this position than any other previous commander.
  • Arnold is Arnold (FR poster 'calcowgirl' mentioned in LA Times blog)

    11/24/2006 8:10:17 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 166 replies · 2,848+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov. 22, 2006 | Robert Sallday
    Quietly encouraged by the Schwarzenegger administration, a lot of pundits nevertheless have been pushing this idea of an Arnold Way for the Beltway. But conservatives - the ones who would actually have to change their course under the Arnold Way — aren't buying it. CNN's Bill Schneider "informed the GOP that the way to recover from midterm losses is to imitate Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and embrace liberal policies," the liberal-media hating News Busters concluded. My favorite response to the Whalen piece came from Weekly Standard reader Calcowgirl, who simply pointed to Schwarzenegger's deeds as proof he wasn't one of them....
  • White House gates shut to 'Kazakh reporter' comic

    09/29/2006 7:39:59 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies · 1,329+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2006 | Andy Sullivan
    White House gates shut to 'Kazakh reporter' comic Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:46am ET Borat goes to Washington:PLAY VIDEOBy Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Borat, the fictional TV reporter from Kazakhstan, may have gotten under the skin of Kazakh officials but on Thursday he couldn't get past the gates of the White House. Secret Service agents turned away British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as the boorish, anti-Semitic journalist, when he tried to invite "Premier George Walter Bush" to a screening of his upcoming movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Also invited...
  • John Kerry Outs Undercover Intelligence Agent in Bolton Hearing

    04/11/2005 12:34:14 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 198 replies · 26,606+ views
    I don't know if anyone else is watching this, but the Senate hearing on John Bolton has repeatedly referred to a "Mr. Smith" whom Bolton said had behaved unprofessionally. Well, Sen. John Kerry just gave "Mr. Smith's" name in the open hearing. Once a jackass, always a jackass.
  • Title these pictures of John Kerry, October 14, 204

    10/14/2004 5:55:28 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 19 replies · 2,154+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Oct 14, 2004
    Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry speaks with the aid of a teleprompter at the National Conference of the American Association of Retired People in Las Vegas, Nevada October 14, 2004.
  • BUSH-KERRY Debate Mods ALL Leftists...

    09/05/2004 5:11:32 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 44 replies · 2,077+ views
    cspan ^ | 09/06/04 | GRRRRR
    Janet Brown, Exective Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates is on CSPAN, SUNDAY AM... There will be three debates, Moderators will be Jim Lehrer(PBS), Bob Schieffer (CBS), Gwen Eifel(ABC) and someone else for the VicePresidential debates. Callers from the CSPAN spot were complaining about these moderators, saying they were all LEFT WINGERS!!! DOH!

    08/28/2004 12:49:16 PM PDT · by forest · 6 replies · 901+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #314 ^ | 8-29-04 | Doug Fiedor
    If there was ever a "Most Valuable Player" award given for a political campaign, this year it would most definitely go to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth[1]. Because they spoke out against a liberal Democrat, these men are getting a constant anal exam by the Kerry campaign and Kerry's socialist cheerleaders in the major media. Yet, no matter the heavy amount of professional media harassment received, the Swifties continue on, walking point, representing American veterans with courage and honor. And look at that faux war hero, John Kerry, running scared like a little girlie-boy again. With just two little...
  • Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV ("wife" owns huge Suburban, Cherokee, UK Rover, Audi AWD guzzlers)

    04/23/2004 8:10:31 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 35 replies · 206+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | April 23, 2004 | UK Guardian
    Does John Kerry, who supports higher automobile fuel economy standards, own a gas-guzzling SUV? He does, but says it belongs to the family, not to him. ...snip... ``I want cars to be made in Michigan, made in America, made'' by the United Auto Workers, Kerry said.