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  • George Takei on Facebook: I owe Clarence Thomas an apology

    07/03/2015 6:27:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/03/2015 | George Takei
    I owe an apology. On the eve of this Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations. I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that...
  • NY Post film critic: It’s about time we retired “Gone With the Wind” too, don’t you think?

    06/24/2015 7:50:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    New York Post, Breitbart via Hotair ^ | 06/24/2015 | New York Post, Breitbart via AllahPundit
    I can’t lie. After the Charleston massacre and the demand to take down the Confederate Flag, and purely as a matter of professional self-interest, I’m keen to see which exciting new directions this unleashed impulse towards cultural purging takes us in over the next days and weeks. It’s a bloggy gold mine, my friends. It may never run dry.Cashier the most popular Hollywood film of all time? Sure, why not? If we’re going to Year-Zero the south’s Confederate past, we might as well really go for it. Based on a best seller by die-hard Southerner Margaret Mitchell, “Gone with...
  • Dem Strategist: ‘Cannot Imagine Horror That Could’ve Occurred’ if Charlston Churchgoers Were Armed

    06/20/2015 6:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jason Howerton
    Longtime Democratic strategist Bob Shrum said on MSNBC Friday that he “cannot imagine the horror that could’ve unfolded” if churchgoers were armed during the recent massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were slaughtered on Wednesday night after suspected gunman Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire in the historically black church. Only three people survived, including a grandmother who played dead and laid on top of her granddaughter to protect her. Roof reportedly had time to reload his gun several times. “I cannot imagine the horror that could’ve occurred if people were sitting around with concealed weapons, this thing started and...
  • Obama Goes Full Stalin: Tells Secret Court To Ignore Law He Signed 4 Hours Earlier, Extend Illegal

    06/09/2015 7:37:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    zeri hedge ^ | 6/9/15 | tyler durden
    Just when we thought the absurdity that marks every single day of Obama's reign could not possibly be surpassed, we learned that 4 hours (3 hours and 47 minutes to be precise) after the US president vowed to sign a new law banning bulk data collection by the NSA (named, for purely grotesque reasons, the "USA Freedom Act"), the Obama administration asked the secret Fisa surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months....
  • American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown

    06/06/2015 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    newyorktimes ^ | JUNE 6, 2015 | JOE DRAPE
    As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider, Victor Espinoza, stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally — this 37-year search for a great racehorse. No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation,...
  • Port Authority to remove 'Ziggin' Zaggin' decals on buses because of racial slur complaint

    06/06/2015 7:15:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies
    Port Authority of Allegheny County said Wednesday it will remove promotional slogans on nine buses that appear to spell a racial slur when read backward or viewed in a mirror. Transit agency spokesman Jim Ritchie said a driver complained Tuesday after seeing the message “Ziggin Zaggin” on a bus in her vehicle's rear-view mirror.
  • X-Men Actor Patrick Stewart Defends UK Christian Bakery Fined for Refusing to Make Gay Marriage Cake

    06/06/2015 6:57:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/06/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Actor Patrick Stewart, who starred in "X-Men" and "Star Trek," says he supports the right of a Christian baker in Northern Ireland who refused to make a cake with a gay marriage slogan on it. The baker was last month convicted of "discrimination," and fined. Speaking on BBC's "Newsnight" show in a video published Thursday, Stewart showed support for Ashers Baking Company – owned by Colin and Karen McArthur, in Belfast – which was fined last month for refusing to make a cake with "support gay marriage" written on it along with a picture of Bert and Ernie from "Sesame...
  • Nuclear (family) alarm! Mayor Bloomberg's daughter is the face of America's millenials

    07/25/2014 8:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/25/2014 | Andrea Peyser
    Georgina Bloomberg is the face of the millennials — a generation of young adults unfazed by the old rules of morality. At age 31, the elder of billionaire former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s two daughters is a professional equestrienne who, in December, gave birth to a son, Jasper Michael Brown Quintana, by her horseback- riding beau, the Argentine-born Ramiro Quintana, 37. And if you thought the arrival of a bouncing bundle of joy might propel the heiress to gallop to the nearest chuppah, you’d be mistaken. “I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get married,’’ Georgina Bloomberg told Hamptons magazine. “It’s...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands Defeats Brazil in Third-Place Match

    07/12/2014 7:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/12/2014 | Duncan Irving
    Host nation Brazil’s miserable run of form at the World Cup continued with a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff in Brasília on Saturday afternoon. Any hopes of Brazil saving face at its own party evaporated within two minutes, when Thiago Silva pulled down Arjen Robben on the edge of the area. Silva, who missed the 7-1 semifinal rout against Germany through suspension and was supposed to bring stability to a shaky Brazilian backline, was lucky only to receive a yellow card for the foul. Robin van Persie made no mistake with the penalty, firing his spot...
  • Woman Smashes Record by Eating 72-Ounce Steak in Under Five Minutes… Then She Did It Again

    05/27/2014 7:57:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 107 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05-27-2014 | Mike Opelka
    Molly Schuyler, 34, reportedly weighs in at 120 pounds. However, on Monday, the professional competitive eater may have added to that total after she consumed two steaks, each weighing 72 ounces. Moreover, she accomplished this feat in under 15 minutes.
  • Kaboom! State Dept. finally gives explosive answer

    05/27/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 24 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Bureau boss overseeing shipments has Benghazi connectionsThe State Department bureau tasked with secretly sending to embassies plastic and liquid explosives operates under the guidance of Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, whom a congressional panel last year separately found to be largely responsible for security lapses in Benghazi, WND has learned. A series of WND articles recently exposed the purchase and international transport of many hundreds of pounds of plastic, sheet and linear explosives along with thousands of containers of high-energy liquid explosives. Weeks after a State official laughed in response to WND’s inquiry, the department belatedly...
  • [C-Span Video] John McCain: Blocking Obama on Syria Would Be 'Catastrophic'

    09/02/2013 6:56:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Video at link
  • Terror Threat Intelligence Not New, Agencies knew of threat to embassies, officials for months

    08/05/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/5/13 | : Bill Gertz
    Intelligence regarding al Qaeda plans to attack U.S. embassies, officials, and interests last Sunday was known for months by U.S. intelligence agencies but was used only recently to trigger the closure of embassies and issuance of public warnings of impending attacks. Al Qaeda “chatter” about coming terrorist operations, mainly against 22 U.S. embassies and consulates, and threats to attack or bomb officials in the Middle East and elsewhere was widely reported in classified intelligence reports over several months. The report said an attack was planned for Sunday, although no attack was carried out. The intelligence was based on electronic surveillance...
  • A-Rod Suspended 211 Games By MLB In Biogenesis Case

    08/05/2013 4:09:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    CBS New York ^ | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Alex Rodriguez has been banned for 211 regular-season games by Major League Baseball for his part in the sport’s latest performance-enhancing drugs scandal.
  • McCain: I Don't Know How Many Passports We Let You Forge

    07/18/2013 9:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/18/13 | Alissa Tabirian
    (CNSNews.com) – Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), a member of the “Gang of Eight” that helped write and pass the immigration reform bill in that chamber, said he did not know how many passports a person could forge under the proposed law before being charged with a crime. On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked McCain, “Senator McCain, can I ask you a question about the Senate immigration bill? Under the bill, how many passports can someone forge before it becomes a crime?” McCain said, “You’re going to have to ask our folks that, I don't think that we stand for...
  • Freeloader? Free Rider? FReeploader?

    04/23/2009 11:32:17 AM PDT · by mnehring · 21 replies · 496+ views
    Noun Singularfreeloader Pluralfreeloaders freeloader (plural freeloaders) One who does not contribute or pay appropriately; one who gets a free ride, etc. without paying a fair share. An individual who claims money from the benefit system without claiming employment. (United Kingdom) [edit] Synonyms free rider free rider (plural free riders) Someone who obtains goods or services legally without paying. The store failed because all of the manager's friends were free riders who drove paying customers away. (economics) One who obtains benefit from a public good without paying for it directly. A lighthouse is the classic example of a public good because it is...
  • Who is Obama's Mother? (It's getting stranger and stranger.)

    11/03/2008 2:59:59 AM PST · by pango · 170 replies · 6,649+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | November 2, 2008 at 7:00pm | Israel Insider
    If Barack Hussein Obama II is Malcolm X's biological son, it would explain the mystery of why he was so generously helped by so many Arab and communist "friends in high places" long before he was a "somebody." ..."There are said to be photos of Ann Dunham on Waikiki Beach taken in or about July 1961, when she is supposed to have been in her third trimester, in a bikini, taken by a fellow female student. AD is clearly not pregnant...[The] CIA did a DNA test on the grandparents, using saliva from glasses, which conclusively rules out any relationship between...