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  • John Kasich: TPP Trade Deal ‘Critical’

    03/13/2016 6:56:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/15 | Alex Swoyer
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich came out in support of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement during the fourth GOP primary debate hosted by Fox Business, saying the deal is “critical.” “The trade agreement – the TPP – it’s critical to us not only for economic reasons and for jobs because there’s so many people who are connected to getting jobs because of trade, but it allows us to create not only economic alliances, but also potentially strateigic alliances against the Chinese,” Kasich argued in support of the nearly 6,000 page agreement –...
  • GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination

    12/01/2015 10:43:16 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 35 replies
    // ^ | November 29, 2015, 07:00 am | Jonathan Swan
    When asked who he would vote for if the presidential race comes down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the former mayor of Los Angeles and a longtime Republican establishment figure, Dick Riordan, says: "I would probably go find a deserted island." "I think Hillary is disgusting," said Riordan, a wealthy investor who has exceeded $500,000 in political donations throughout his career. "And I think Trump is crazy," Riordan added in a telephone interview Monday. Riordan is not alone. In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors have confided to The Hill that for the first time in recent...
  • Five for Freedom

    11/11/2015 4:21:32 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Bringing government spending under control. At the last Republican presidential debate, I presented the Simple Flat Tax - which, for a family of four, exempts the first $36,000 from all income tax, and above that amount collects one low rate of 10 percent for all Americans. It eliminates the death tax, the payroll tax, the corporate income tax, and the Obamacare taxes; ends the corporate carve-outs and loopholes; and requires every business to pay the same simple business flat tax of 16 percent. That plan will unleash unprecedented growth, create millions of new jobs, raise after-tax incomes for all income...
  • Rep. Franks defends Wil Cardon against vicious Club for Growth hits(CFG backed Jeff McFlake)

    06/21/2015 2:52:45 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    U. S. Rep. Trent Franks has taped this 30-second spot supporting AZ Senate candidate Wil Cardon, in which he unequivocally endorses Cardon as a “job creator,” “conservative Reagan Republican” and someone with the “business skills we need in the Senate to fix this economy.” Cardon began his campaign for the AZ U.S. Senate seat after Jon Kyl announced his retirement. Seeing Red AZ applauds Congressman Trent Franks for his enthusiastic support of businessman Wil Cardon. Franks’ message that “Wil Cardon will be a true conservative Republican senator we can trust” speaks between-the-lines volumes since he has served with Flake for...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Witness for the Prosecution"(1957)

    01/12/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | Billy Wilder
  • Benghazi attacks omitted TWICE by State Department - 'Rewards for Justice program', Terror report

    10/29/2013 12:30:01 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 21 replies
    Republican lawmakers want to know why the Al Qaeda terrorists involved in the Benghazi attacks were excluded from the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program, a program which offers huge cash payments for tips leading to the capture of wanted terrorists. Fox News reported that a ranking Republican lawmaker believes this is "more evidence that the Obama White House wants to minimize the terrorism angle in that attack." In a related post on Thursday, I noted that Thomas Joscelyn of The Long War Journal reported that: The UN, on Oct. 18, added Muhammad Jamal al Kashef - who previously served...
  • Michelle Obama & OFA Present Songs For America: Just Another “Racket”

    08/25/2013 9:15:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-25-2013 | MOTUS
    I apologize, I’ve been so busy covering the BBB tour that I’ve slighted Lady M’s equally important activities. I know you’ve heard about the release of her upcoming hip hop album,  “Songs For a Healthier America.” The 19-track album, with song titles like “U R What You Eat” and “Veggie Luv” will be released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Organizing For Action (OFA), previously known as Organizing for America (OFA). And Lady M will be appearing in – count them – no less than ten of the accompaning musical videos! Not rapping, butt...
  • {vanity} seeking advice on piston recoil reducer for AR-15

    09/30/2012 1:17:31 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 65 replies
    FOB Salerno ^ | 9/30/2012 | blueflag
    Seeking advice on brands and sources to select and buy a piston recoil reducer in my AR-15 stock.
  • Are Emails From Americans For Prosperity Junk?

    08/29/2012 10:44:06 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Microsoft Junk Email Filter | Now | Me
    My Outlook junk-email option is set to low (filter only the most obvious junk e-mail). Why are Americans For Prosperity emails (I subscribed to) being sent to my junk folder? Anyone else experiencing this? Emails are coming from the domain which is not specifically blocked in my junk email settings.
  • Who’s up for lunch? A Gull-eating Octopus in Victoria, BC

    05/04/2012 10:52:03 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Bird Fellow ^ | 4/27/12 | Ann Nightingale
    One of the great things about being a nature lover is that your powers of observation seem to improve. While others are walking by, oblivious to the activities going on all around them, naturalists notice the creatures and the behaviors, especially if they are out of the ordinary. Such was the case on March 24, 2012, a sunny Saturday morning, when Ginger Morneau, her husband Ken, and brother Lou Baker were walking along the Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoria, BC. The breakwater is a favourite spot for locals and visitors, reaching out about a half mile from the waterfront south...
  • US to leave Mexican border crossing to rangers (proposal to open an unmanned port of entry)

    12/11/2011 12:51:59 PM PST · by Just4Him · 132 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/11/2011 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) -- The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence. This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade. By the spring, kiosks could open...
  • Chuck Woolery for Congress

    12/01/2011 7:38:45 AM PST · by JimVT · 16 replies
    You Tube | 12/01/11 | JimVT
    A Hollywood guy with a brain
  • Is MSNBC Merely a Stooge Front for The Debtocrat National Committee (DNC)?

    10/05/2011 10:48:32 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 27 replies
    Opinion/Vanity | October 5, 2011 | Graewoulf
    Is MSNBC merely a lost leader for the National Debocrat Party? If the Debtocrats stopped their financial support, could the leading talking heads at MSNBC find another anchor job? At a time when jobs, jobs, jobs, are so important, important, important, one needs to fear, fear, fear! Consider Chrissy "Shout-down-all-of-your-guests-who-disagree-with-you" Matthews. Not a lot of hope for a change in him. Maybe as a reporter on labor activities? Hope, and Change, Hope and Change, Hope and Change has just GOT to work someday - - - ? And then there is the gal infected, (terminally, I'm told), with the horrifying...
  • LIVE THREAD: USA v. Mexico, CONCACAF Gold Cup, 9pm ET, Pasadena CA

    06/25/2011 4:55:21 PM PDT · by tellw · 69 replies
    Fox Soccer ^ | 06/25/2011 | Fox Soccer
    A Mexico win would serve as convincing evidence that Mexico is once again the unquestioned leader in the region. It would also provide a confidence boost for a talented young team that could wind up ruling CONCACAF for the foreseeable future. And a United States win? If the US team can knock off Mexico’s Golden Boys, it would give the Americans their third Gold Cup title in four tournaments and continued bragging rights in a series they've dominated for the better part of a decade. It would also give the current US team a head start on Mexico as both...
  • Obama’s Organizing for America: “Know Any Good Organizers?”

    02/23/2011 6:08:31 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 11 replies ^ | Feb. 23, 2011 | Marinka Peschmann
    As Libyans face being slaughtered at the hands of despotic dictator Muammar Gaddafi and President Obama unofficially gears up for the 2012 Presidential elections, Jeremy Bird, the Deputy Director of Obama’s political arm, Organizing for America, is apparently prepping for full campaign mode. Last night, OFA supporters received an email asking: “Know any Good Organizers?” The text reads: Friend –This summer, Organizing for America will train a new team of summer organizers.
  • Are the resurgent communists attacking Free Republic?

    12/22/2010 9:50:06 AM PST · by starlifter · 24 replies
    Can't seem to FREEP today. No doubt the communists are attacking! To the barricades!!
  • Boots For Our Troops plans fundraiser tonight

    07/03/2010 11:20:39 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Living next door to Fort Huachuca, there aren’t many communities like ours that offer such a large variety of programs to support veterans, the military and their families. From providing food vouchers to helping with post traumatic stress or combating homelessness among the state’s veterans, there is no lack of organizations to aid current and former service members. However, this means that there seems to be a perpetual thin spread of money to go around to these programs. For this reason, Boots For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that helps raise money on behalf of veterans’ organizations,...
  • Organizing for America and the DNC: ACORN 2.0

    06/07/2010 10:48:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 57+ views
    big government ^ | 6/7/10 | Anita MonCrief
    If elections were like football games, this would be your two minute warning. All of the passion, energy and renewed interest in politics that propelled the tea party movement of 2009 opens the door to a new level of involvement. As patriot groups around the country prepare for the November 2010 elections, a quiet force has been building behind the scenes. Investigative reporter Carol Greenberg’s work inside Obama’s Organizing for America has already helped expose the OFA’s connection to ACORN and its network of top Democrat party insiders.
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • No Obamacare For Muslims

    05/05/2010 9:13:12 PM PDT · by justme346 · 10 replies · 634+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/6/10 | Unknown
    The new Obamacare legislation that was forced on unwilling Americans this week specifically mandates that we all purchase health insurance. That is, unless you don’t believe in that sort of thing. That’s right, the current health care bill contains a clause which exempts certain individuals form the requirements and penalties set forth in it. EXEMPTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. —In the case of an individual who is seeking an exemption certificate under section 1311(d)(4)(H) from any requirement or penalty imposed by section 5000A, the following information: In the case of an individual seeking exemption based on the individual’s status as...
  • New 'Jews for Palin Group' 'Takes Aim at Obama

    04/19/2010 10:06:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 823+ views
    inn ^ | 4/19/10 | Hillel Fendel
    A new Jewish organization has been started in the United States – openly supportive of Sarah Palin, but its bottom-line goal appears to be opposition to President Barack Obama and his tilt against Israel. The group was officially formed Sunday in honor of Israel’s Independence Day by Jewish communal activist Benyamin Korn, former executive editor of the Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia, and other academic, religious and community leaders.
  • DoD Not Hiding Fort Hood Shooting Details, Gates Says

    04/16/2010 4:25:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 484+ views
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 16, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today disputed claims that the Defense Department was withholding information from the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the Nov. 5 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting incident. “We have no interest in hiding anything,” said Gates, who earlier this week had traveled to Peru, Colombia and then Barbados to discuss regional security issues.“But what [is] most important,” Gates told reporters here, “is this prosecution, and we will cooperate with the committee in every way with that single caveat -- that whatever we provide does not impact the prosecution. That is the...
  • TEXAS GOP candidates clash in final TV debate (Vanity)

    01/30/2010 7:24:10 AM PST · by Dubya · 85 replies · 1,392+ views
    The three Republican candidates for governor clashed in a final televised debate Friday night, sharpening their differences as they jockeyed for advantage going into the March 2 primary campaign.VOTE FOR MEDINA IN MARCH 2ND 2010 PRIMARY FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR SHE IS FOR ELIMIINATION OF PROPERTY TAX AND GUN REGISTRATION
  • Argument ends with man firing 4 shots at friend

    11/14/2009 11:25:53 AM PST · by This_far · 7 replies · 513+ views
    Helena Independent Record ^ | November 14, 2009 | ANGELA BRANDT
    A 53-year-old Helena man was shot multiple times in the leg during an altercation at a home in the Skelly Gulch area off of Austin Road Thursday night. The man, whose name has not been released, was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Friday evening, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said. A 72-year-old man called 911 at 6:18 p.m. to report he had shot someone in his home, Dutton said.
  • VIDEO: at Doctors' for America Photo op- doctors were given lab coats by the Obama team

    10/12/2009 3:56:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,477+ views
    Fox news ^ | 10/12/09 | Fox News
    Details emerge of the scam job meeting on the White House lawn. Michelle Malkin tells Sean Hannity the greasy tactics of the Obama White House.
  • 'Cash for clunkers' won't be running much longer, government says

    08/19/2009 7:00:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,532+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/19/09 | Martin Zimmerman
    The Transportation Department says it'll soon announce a plan for winding down the popular but problem-plagued car buyer program. The government will announce a plan as soon as tomorrow for winding down its popular but problem-plagued "cash for clunkers" program. The announcement by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came as a New York dealership group said that hundreds of its members had stopped doing clunker transactions because of delays in getting reimbursed by the federal government.
  • Medicare For All Isn't The Answer - My company ran a hospital in London...

    08/13/2009 10:02:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 483+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/09 | ALAN B. MILLER
    With Congress now in recess, the debate over health-care reform has moved to each member's home district. The American people have rightly been asking elected officials many probing questions. While few Americans deny we need health-insurance reform (too many people lack adequate coverage), most believe we receive the best quality health care in the world and do not want to see it compromised.
  • Cash for clunkers may destroy second hand car market

    08/01/2009 8:17:19 AM PDT · by PureSolace · 33 replies · 1,653+ views
    Khabrein.Info ^ | Aug 1, 2009 | Khabrein.Info Correspondent
    New Delhi, Aug 1, 2009: Will cash for clunkers destroy second hand car market in the US? Many people are asking the question ever since the cash for clunkers program was introduced by the Federal government just a week ago. Yesterday the Federal government put its stamp on extension of the program and the increased funding for people who wanted to get rid of their gas guzzling clunkers. The US House gave its nod to the extension of the program and 2 billion dollars more in funding. This will give some hope to clunker owners who thought that they may...
  • 'Cash for clunkers' breaking down, but not before hurting lower-income buyers, auto recyclers

    08/01/2009 8:12:57 AM PDT · by PureSolace · 62 replies · 2,108+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Friday July 31, 2009, 9:10 AM | Elizabeth Hovde
    Press reports late Thursday said the government's Cash Allowance Rebate System could already be out of money, hitting a major speed bump and possibly causing dealers some drama. ... CARS works this way: Owners of a 1984 or newer vehicle getting 18 mpg or less in combined highway/city ratings can trade in their so-called "clunkers" for more fuel-efficient new cars (in some cases only a few extra miles are required). For their trouble, owners get $3,500 to $4,500 of taxpayer money and their old vehicles' engines are destroyed so they won't end up back on the road. That last part,...
  • Cash for Clunkers: How to destroy an engine (& a nation)

    07/31/2009 7:18:45 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 49 replies · 3,001+ views
    Cash for Clunkers: How to destroy an engine. ^ | Right Now | Me, Myself and I
    Why are we destroying perfectly good tools as a nation with this "Cash for Clunkers" program? Here is a video on what they do to the vehicles that are traded in for this program. Here's a description from the video site: This is a video document showing how to seize an engine under the Cash for Clunkers program...After draining the engine oil the vehicle is filled with approximately two-three quarts of salt/water/silica mix. The vehicle is then started and ran till the engine seizes. Enjoy! I drive a 20 year old car that I love. (Sure it's bluebook value may...
  • Morning Bell: Cash for Clunkers, A Case Study in Why Obamanomics Is Failing

    07/31/2009 9:02:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,643+ views ^ | 7/31/09 | Conn Carrol
    If you watch television you’ve seen the ads: “So bring in that old jalopy and get up to $4500 towards the purchase of a new or select used vehicle. That’s right get up to $4500 for that old piece of junk, plus you keep the rebates. You have to hurry! Since funds are limited for this program it’s first come first served!” Well we’re about to find out just how limited those funds were. The Obama administration’s cash-for-clunkers program has been such a “success” that in just the first week of full implementation, the $1 billion originally allocated for the...
  • Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    06/19/2009 6:19:13 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 62 replies · 1,322+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/20/2009 | Krissah Thompson
    The Senate unanimously passed a resolution yesterday apologizing for slavery, making way for a joint congressional resolution and the latest attempt by the federal government to take responsibility for 2 1/2 centuries of slavery. "You wonder why we didn't do it 100 years ago," Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), lead sponsor of the resolution, said after the unanimous-consent vote. "It is important to have a collective response to a collective injustice." The Senate's apology follows a similar apology passed last year by the House. One key difference is that the Senate version explicitly deals with the long-simmering issue of whether slavery...
  • Palin is no Dan Quayle

    05/16/2009 6:00:44 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 86 replies · 2,638+ views ^ | Monday, May 11, 2009 | By JOAN VENNOCHI
    Everyone is piling on Sarah Palin, even though she will never be president of the United States. The Alaska governor is everyone's favorite foil, from the left-wing Huffington Post to the ever-posturing Mitt Romney. John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee who cynically chose her as his running mate, now snubs her with relish. They all act like she has a real chance to win the White House, when they all know the truth. When it comes to being taken seriously by the general electorate as a potential president, it's as over for her as it was for Dan Quayle. Quayle...
  • Boy, 5, forced into adoption with gay couple pleads: 'We want to stay with our gran and grandad'

    05/02/2009 8:21:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 82 replies · 3,386+ views ^ | January 2009 | By Jonathan Brocklebank and Michael Seamark
    The mother of two children who are being adopted by gay men even though their grandparents want to care for them wept yesterday as she told of her final meeting with her son and daughter. ‘I told them, “Listen, Mummy is not going to see you for a while”,’ she said. Her son replied: ‘But Mummy, I want to come and stay with you and Granny and Grandad.’ Their grandparents spent two years fighting for the right to care for the children, whose 26-year-old mother is a recovering heroin addict. She desperately wanted her parents to look after them. But...
  • Religious leaders: Lawmakers need to ask voters to raise taxes ... (State of Washington)

    04/09/2009 10:26:48 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 31 replies · 943+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 4-8-09 | Joe Turner
    The Tribune would not let me capture any text, but I urge you to read this outrageous letter from "Religious Leaders". ***** This is out of line and insulting that even my Nazarene District Superintendant signed it. ***** It's true... Even the elect will be deceived!
  • Drama on China's high seas casts U.S. as adversary

    03/24/2009 4:02:58 PM PDT · by Flavius · 374+ views
    iht ^ | 3/23/09 | By Dune Lawrence
    link only bloomberg aka in action so a happy photo you have
  • The List for 3/19/2009

    03/19/2009 6:04:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 314+ views ^ | 3/19/2009 | Nachum
    Latest Additions to The List" for 3/19/2009 Obama guaranteed Americans on Thursday that the nation's economy will recover, though he asked them for patience Obama volunteers to go door to door to sell budget VIDEO: Sen. Jim DeMint Calls on Obama to Fire Geithner Obama tells Jay Leno he was 'stunned' to learn of AIG bonuses Obama defends ‘Tonight Show’ appearance Obama Deficits To Be Much Higher Than Expected Former Pres. Candidate Bauer Calls Plans to Release Terrorist in the U.S. 'An Outrage...Confirming Our Worst Fears' Obama puts up $2.4 bln for electric vehicles The Obama administration plans to provide...
  • The List" for 3/18/2009

    03/18/2009 5:29:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 381+ views ^ | 3/18/09 | Nachum
    Latest Additions to The List" for 3/18/2009 Most Americans say Obama is doing too much The Obama administration, is likely soon to relax restrictions on contacts between U.S. diplomats and Iranian officials Obama administration sends a $50 million check to the United Nations Population Fund Attorney General Eric Holder: some Chinese Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay being considered for release in U.S. Commerce pick Gary Locke: tied to China cash White House Backpedals on Requiring Private Insurance to Pay for Military Injuries Department of Defense scraps new policy that would deplete the supply of ammunition by requiring destruction of fired...
  • Letter: Time to vote incumbents out of office

    10/11/2008 7:43:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 804+ views
    The Culpeper Star-Exponent, Culpeper, VA ^ | 2008-10-10 | John J. Callahan
    For at least the last 10 years, we’ve noticed a trend that Congress does not support the will of the American people. Voters have sat back and re-elected the same people who are not heeding the wishes of the people, but have led the country deep into socialism and all its dilemmas. Even now, while we hang on the verge of a depression, the Congress approves bailouts which will cost almost a trillion dollars with the earmarks that have been attached. Congress treats the American people as if the voters are dumb children unable to think or take care of...
  • Who is John Galt?

    10/07/2008 8:02:17 PM PDT · by agooga · 38 replies · 1,034+ views
    Unkown | Now | None
  • Youth For Oil Challenge

    08/26/2008 5:44:50 PM PDT · by mosquewatch · 96+ views
    YouthForOil ^ | 8-26008 | Jeff
    Support these kids and their parents. At least they are doing something ! Youth For Oil
  • Police investigate sale of tigers in Wal-Mart parking lot (McAllen,TX)

    06/19/2008 6:07:35 AM PDT · by devane617 · 52 replies · 519+ views
    Brownsville Herald ^ | 06/19/2008 | Ryan Holeywell
    McALLEN - Police and federal authorities are investigating the sale of six Bengal tiger cubs in a Wal-Mart parking lot Sunday afternoon. The animals appear to have been bound for Mexico and neither the buyer nor seller had the permits needed to legally transport the endangered species across national borders, a federal agent said. A group from Spring Hill Widlife Ranch in Bryan was selling the cubs - four white ones and two orange ones - in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart near Jackson Avenue and Expressway 83. Authorities believe the Spring Hill employees were selling the tigers to...
  • US military: soldier shot at Quran for practice

    05/18/2008 12:58:54 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 74 replies · 786+ views
    myway ^ | May 18, 2:11 PM (ET) | KIM GAMEL
    BAGHDAD (AP) - An American soldier used a Quran, the Islamic holy book, for target practice in a predominantly Sunni area west of Baghdad, prompting an apology from the U.S. military, a spokesman said Sunday. snip Iraqi police found the bullet-riddled Quran with graffiti inside the cover on a small-arms range near a police station in Radwaniyah, a former insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad, U.S. military spokesman Col. Bill Buckner said in an e-mailed response to a query. The shooting, which occurred May 9 and was discovered two days later, threatened to further strain relations between the Americans and Sunni...
  • "Fairness Doctrine" vanity demand: 50% of all hollywood movies must feature Chuck Norris. Or else.

    06/29/2007 9:56:12 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies · 671+ views
    Since Chuck Norris is the only actor in hollywood who's not a homosexual communist, clearly any implementation of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" must by definition include at least 50% Chuck Norris movies.
  • Immigration Dispute Roils Conservative Radio

    06/26/2007 10:55:31 AM PDT · by hardback · 67 replies · 2,600+ views ^ | 6/26/07 | Matt Purple
    Immigration Dispute Roils Conservative Radio Matt Purple Correspondent- President Bush's immigration bill has created a rift between right-wing talk radio and Republican politicians that threatens to rupture the conservative coalition, according to a nationally syndicated radio host. "If [the bill] is jammed through before, ironically, Independence Day, I think we will have been witnesses ... to the end of the old conservative coalition," Laura Ingraham said on Monday. "I truly believe that it is over if this happens, and it's time to rebuild and restart." Conservative radio has been dominated by outrage over the immigration issue. The Project for Excellence...
  • HUMINT: Smile for Effect

    03/04/2007 10:56:04 AM PST · by humint · 1,605+ views
    humint ^ | 04 Mar 2007 | humint
    SMILE FOR EFFECT, A PREQUEL TO “THE AMERICAN STREET”. Months ago I wrote a post about the American Street. In it, I describe a verbal exchange I had with a communist propagandizer. Despite the obnoxious T-Shirt this snake oil salesman was wearing, and despite the fact he was trying hard to attract attention – almost everyone around him was doing a good job of ignoring him. I however could not ignore him. You might be asking, why did humint notice a subversive newspaper salesman among an ocean of busy bodies, shuffling diligently from point “A” to point “B”? The answer...
  • Residents speak out for and against border fence

    10/26/2006 10:47:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 592+ views
    Right now a fence divides this border town and its dividing the people who live here. Those who oppose the President's idea say it won't solve the immigration problem. As it stands now, high-tech cameras and sensors are already along the border to help secure it. There's even surveillance from above. Santa Cruz County Supervisor Manny Ruiz, "No matter if they build the wall they'll come under it...go through it...or go over it so to me it's just a waste of taxpayer's money." Resident Bill Stout says, "I find it offensive in that we don't have wall between the U.S....
  • Dark times ahead for chocolate

    10/13/2006 5:17:54 PM PDT · by blam · 85 replies · 1,645+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-14-2006 | David Derbyshire
    Dark times ahead for chocolate By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 14/10/2006) Britain's taste for chocolate is growing more sophisticated, figures out yesterday suggest. Sales of dark chocolate have trebled in a year, while the number of dark mainstream brands has risen tenfold. Confectionary analysts say the figures reflect a more discerning palate. They also follow several studies — some funded by chocolate makers — indicating that dark chocolate can have health benefits. Antioxidants in dark chocolate can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, say researchers. However, dark and milk contain the same amount of fat and sugar. Although...
  • 'One Degree And We're Done For' (Global Warming)

    09/27/2006 10:59:20 AM PDT · by blam · 73 replies · 1,642+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-27-2006 | Pred Pearce
    'One degree and we're done for' 27 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Fred Pearce Further global warming of 1 °C defines a critical threshold. Beyond that we will likely see changes that make Earth a different planet than the one we know." So says Jim Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Hansen and colleagues have analysed global temperature records and found that surface temperatures have been increasing by an average of 0.2 °C every decade for the past 30 years. Warming is greatest in the high latitudes of the northern hemisphere, particularly...
  • The Princess Treatment (A Cultural Contribution of the Liesure Class)

    09/13/2006 5:49:08 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 886+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8 September 2006 | PIA CATTON
    "...Sweet Sixteen events have exploded in size and popularity at the same time that the Hispanic tradition of the Quinceańera, a party thrown for a girl of 15 to mark her transition into womanhood, is receiving more attention. Though both events are more secular than Bat Mitzvahs, they bear a similar social function to the Jewish tradition. The host and her family -- rather than a committee of ladies-who-lunch -- make the decisions about attendees, decor and entertainment. As a result, the party may be an expression the family's status and wealth -- rather than a rite of passage for...