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  • Don't Agonize, Organize (Lena Dunham Essay on Hillary Clinton loss)

    11/11/2016 8:13:20 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 101 replies ^ | 11-11-2016 | Lena Dunham
    I woke up on Election Day like a bride: rosy, thrilled, a little controlling about just how MY perfect day would be spent. After working on the Clinton campaign for eighteen months, I was ready to celebrate, and sure that by nightfall I'd be knocking back glasses of champagne and creating a story to tell my unborn children. Maybe I'd even get close enough to Hillary Clinton to hug her, to whisper "Thank you." I had dreamed about it every night for the last two weeks. At a certain point it became clear something had gone horribly wrong. Celebrants' faces...
  • Obama Staffers Seen CRYING As Obama Congratulates President-Elect TRUMP

    11/10/2016 8:22:07 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 242 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Obama staffers were pictured crying as Barack Obama congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday at the White House.
  • 'I'm Afraid for My Grandchildren': Hillary Clinton’s Manhattan party was supposed to be [tr]

    11/09/2016 6:18:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 9, 2016 | Russell Berman
    They had lined up for hours in lines that stretched city blocks, and they streamed into the Jacob Javits Center by the thousands, all trusting they would be witnesses to history and celebrants of the election of the first woman president. They witnessed history alright, these most devoted Hillary Clinton fans. And they left the building in shock and in tears.
  • Interns Fired for Petitioning for a More Casual Dress Code

    07/06/2016 8:19:15 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 47 replies
    Ask Manager ^ | July 6, 2016 | Alison Green
    The piece below was originally published at the advice column I run, Ask a Manager. After it was printed there, it went viral and turned into fodder for barbs about how young people today are overly coddled, immature, and entitled. Some commenters blamed college campuses for teaching students that anything they don't like can be solved with a petition for change--as if this generation was the first to have discovered protesting, and as if agitating for change is inherently a bad thing. My belief, as the advice columnist who answered the original letter, is that this isn't about "young people...
  • Seven Times Government Has Given Out Numbers to Phone Sex Lines

    04/03/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Matt Vespa & Dan Joseph
    Welcome to America's hottest talk line! Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys free, press one now. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press two to connect free now." That was what some callers to California's Affordable Care Act Health Exchange website heard when they called to try and sign up for health insurance. Apparently, the number that was posted on the website had one digit wrong. As a result, customers who were rushing to sign up for Obamacare on the last day of open enrollment, ended up being offered a chance to talk dirty to...
  • My Shutdown Hit-Parade

    10/06/2013 6:22:57 PM PDT · by hkusp40 · 51 replies
    Frank Zappa: ^ | Today | Hkusp40
    Listening all those non-essentials brought me back to FZ and his timeless classic about the "flakes".
  • Governor signs batch of immigration bills

    10/05/2013 5:35:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2013 | Caleb Garling
    Sacramento -- Gov. Jerry Brown Saturday signed a measure barring state and local law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented residents solely because of their immigration status. The bill mirrors a similar measure passed last month by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The new bill, AB4 by San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, was one of a handful of measures Brown signed Saturday that change the way the state deals with immigration issues. Earlier last week, he also approved a bill allowing undocumented residents to get a California drivers license. "While Washington waffles on immigration, California's forging ahead," Brown said in...
  • Random slayer of boys set for early release

    03/22/2006 4:03:46 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 24 replies · 881+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man who told police he shot two teenage boys at random "to get something off my chest" was recommended for release from prison following a parole hearing Tuesday. Jeron Grant, 26, and an accompolice were charged in the Valentine's Day 1997 shotgun shooting deaths of Andrew Westbay, 13, and Scott Hawrysiak, 15, who were gunned down at close range as they walked home after playing video games at a neighbor's house. Parole board member Curtis Devin, who held the hearing, recommended Grant be released in either August or September, only a few weeks earlier than...
  • ( Muslim ) Convicted felon speaks about city council run (Colorado Springs)

    01/27/2013 8:38:19 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    KRDO. ^ | Jan 03, 2013 | Lindsay Watts
    Gary Flakes, a man convicted in the murders of two teenagers, formally announced Wednesday that he's running for Colorado Springs City Council. ... In 1997, Flakes was convicted of accessory to murder and negligent homicide in the killings of 13-year-old Andy Westbay and 15-year-old Scott Hawrysiak. The boys were gunned down as they were walking in the Cheyenne Meadows area on Valentine's Day. Flakes and his friend Jeron Grant accused each other of pulling the trigger of the shotgun, and neither was convicted of murder, sparking outrage. After spending 12 years in prison, Flakes was released in 2011. ... Scott...
  • Democratic Party Full Of Nuts As Well As Flakes

    10/24/2011 1:26:03 PM PDT · by Morgana
    On the 6/26/11 edition of Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace inquired if Representative Michelle Bachman was a flake. As justification for this line of interrogation, Wallace pointed out an instance where Bachman insinuated that certain members of Congress were anti-American. So apparently in the eyes of those considering Bachman a flake on the grounds it is now allegedly a sign of instability to expose those facts that a number of elites would rather gloss over in the hopes that the American people won’t find out about such personalities and instances. For example, Cynthia McKinney cannot be described in any...
  • Have you ever tasted toasted grain flakes without sugar?

    06/21/2011 5:04:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    american thinker ^ | 6/21/11 | Rick Moran
    If you've ever seen the film "The Road to Wellville" you know that eating wheat or corn flakes without sugar is like eating cardboard. The scene where Matthew Broderick and his partner are trying to duplicate Dr. Kellogg's corn flake recipe is hysterical, as batch after batch of their imitation flakes comes out inedible. Well, the FDA is about to order food processors and manufacturers to drastically cut sugar and other "unhealthy" additives in the name of saving the children - from obesity. Audrey Hudson at Human Events: It's not just the usual suspected foods that are being targeted, such...
  • S.F. Disputes Its Bleedng-Heart Image

    11/09/2006 11:03:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 81 replies · 1,562+ views
    AP ^ | 11/9/6 | RACHEL KONRAD and LISA LEFF
    Gay weddings in the U.S. Capitol. Hippie gatherings on the Mall. Hempfest along the Potomac. Republican campaign strategists have evoked such images to mock the Democrats and especially San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi, who has represented Babylon by the Bay since 1987 and now stands poised to become speaker of the House. But in the district where Pelosi was re-elected Tuesday with more than 80 percent of the vote, constituents say that Middle America has nothing to fear from San Francisco and that the city has more variety than its most colorful elements might suggest. "They think we are tree-huggers and...
  • Code Pink's Ties To Insurgency AND our Own Government

    09/02/2006 7:16:36 AM PDT · by chcknhawk · 25 replies · 1,438+ views
    A Soldier's Perspective ^ | 2 Sep 2006 | CJ
    It's all CJ's fault that I can't stand Code Pink. I didn't really even know about the group until he told me. However, I've been mesmerized by their stupidity ever since. Most of you know about the recent "hunger strike" that Code Pink has been suffering through. I say it that way because it's not really a hunger strike. They eat fruits and drink vegetable and fruit juices on this "strike". Maybe their friends Saddam Hussein and the guys at Guantanamo weren't clear when they explained the rules. Supposedly, five Iraqi delegates heard about their hunger strike and invited them...
  • Inside Scientology (Rolling Stone expose of $cientology a must read!)

    02/24/2006 11:05:41 AM PST · by Central Scrutiniser · 198 replies · 5,795+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2-23-06 | JANET REITMAN
    Inside Scientology Unlocking the complex code of America's most mysterious religion The faded little downtown area of Clearwater, Florida, has a beauty salon, a pizza parlor and one or two run-down bars, as well as a bunch of withered bungalows and some old storefronts that look as if they haven't seen customers in years. There are few cars and almost no pedestrians. There are, however, buses -- a fleet of gleaming white and blue ones that slowly crawl through town, stopping at regular intervals to discharge a small army of tightly organized, young, almost exclusively white men and women, all...
  • Are you metrospiritual?

    11/16/2005 7:16:38 PM PST · by miketheprof · 19 replies · 1,446+ views
    The Waffling Anglican ^ | 11/16/2005 | The Waffling Anglican
    Gwyneth Paltrow is one. So are Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio. Chances are your bikram yoga teacher has the major characteristics and so does the guy who makes your fruit smoothie at Jamba Juice. Donna Karan is totally in on it. The salesperson who helps you find the right Botanical Kinetics moisturizer at Aveda is probably one, along with your eco-tourism guide at Costa Rican surf camp. Richard Gere may be the proto-one and Uma Thurman was pretty much born into it. What is influencing Hollywood stars and Wal-Mart shoppers, fashionistas and Filene’s basement-dwellers alike? It’s called metrospirituality, and chances...
  • Liberal MP stars in video promoting [Scientology religion not a cult, Lee insists]

    10/26/2005 10:50:47 AM PDT · by Antioch · 4 replies · 401+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | October 26, 2005 | Glen McGregor
    The controversial belief system that counts movie stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta as devotees is winning support from a Liberal member of Parliament. Toronto-area MP Derek Lee appears in a recruiting video used by the Church of Scientology to attract new members in the United States. Some critics have denounced Scientology as a brainwashing cult that harasses its opponents and exploits the vulnerable for financial gain. But Mr. Lee says he supports some of the group's programs and is particularly impressed by its approach to rehabilitating drug addicts. "I'm way past the point of viewing them as just a...
  • Katie Holmes Converting to Scientology

    06/13/2005 10:45:44 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 141 replies · 4,362+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/13/2005 | Yahoo News
    Katie Holmes says she's converting to the Church of Scientology, embracing the religion of her boyfriend, Tom Cruise. Holmes, in London to promote her new film, "Batman Begins," said Monday that she's excited about her lessons in Scientology, a religion founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. The 26-year-old actress and Cruise went public with their romantic relationship in April. The former Catholic and star of television's "Dawson's Creek" grew up with a poster of Cruise on her bedroom wall and has said she grew up wanting to marry him. "We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true,"...
  • Traumatized Kerry supporters in Florida seek therapy: report

    11/09/2004 8:50:18 AM PST · by frog_jerk_2004 · 63 replies · 1,793+ views
    MIAMI (AFP) - Shocked supporters of defeated US presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) are seeking help from psychologists, who refer to their condition as "post-election selection trauma." The Boca Raton News reported Tuesday that Palm Beach, Florida trauma specialist Douglas Schooler alone has already treated 15 clients and friends with intense hypnotherapy since the Democratic candidate conceded on November 3.
  • That was no lady, that was my son (Barf Alert)

    07/28/2004 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 6 replies · 1,167+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | July 28, 2004 | Claire Ross Dunn
    When our three-year-old, truck-loving boy developed a sudden interest in cross-dressing, we couldn't skirt the issue. By CLAIRE ROSS DUNN Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - Page A16 A couple of Sundays ago, Findley, our six-year-old daughter, decided to wear her most special dress to church: a pink chiffony number, its upper layer iced with beaded flowers and a bow. It had been bought for her first flower-girl engagement in the spring. As she pulled it on, her three-and-a-half-year-old brother Emmett decided he wanted to wear it. Trouble ensued. Lots of the kids' interaction now is about he got it first,...
  • One year after court approves same-sex marriage, lesbian couple seeks divorce

    07/21/2004 8:29:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 819+ views
    CNews ^ | July 21, 2004 | CHRIS WILSON-SMITH
    TORONTO (CP) - Barely a year after an Ontario court gave its blessing to same-sex marriage, a lesbian couple is trying to untie the knot in what critics dismissed Wednesday as little more than a judicial stunt to test the limits of Canada's divorce laws. The pair, identified in court documents only as J.H. and M.M., were together for five years prior to their decision to get married last June, but were separated just five days later - two weeks after the Ontario Court of Appeal legalized same-sex marriages. "It's clearly a set-up case after five days where they are...