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    07/30/2016 4:09:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Kaine and his running mate are both old school Democrats who take advantage of perks and bend the law to their advantage Well, it was a rocky coronation for Hillary Clinton. Although she secured the controversial nomination, her acceptance speech was widely panned, even criticized by Democrat operative David Axelrod. In fact, it was so boring that her husband fell asleep during her 56 minute excursion into political fantasy land. It remains to be seen what kind of bounce she will receive in the polls. After the GOP finished their convention, Donald Trump secured the lead for the first time...
  • Tim Kaine accepted $160K in gifts as governor

    07/22/2016 7:26:39 PM PDT · by randita · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/30/16 | REBECCA SHABAD
    Sen. Tim Kaine legally accepted more than $162,000 in gifts when he served as lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia.. The disclosures have been publicly available for years, but they could be under some scrutiny now, since Kaine has been floated as a possible vice presidential pick for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Virginia Democrat disclosed the gifts from 2001 to 2009, according to reports filed by the Virginia Public Access Project, which Politico reported. Most of the gifts were for travel to and from political conferences and events. Accepting gifts is legal under Virginia's lax ethics rules, and...
  • Government as Santa

    01/08/2016 2:26:11 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/4/2015 | Joseph Lehman
    Why is it that most people eventually abandon the idea of Santa Claus … and yet so many never abandon belief in an omnipotent government? Santa Claus is magic. His toy sack never empties, he traverses the globe faster than lightning, his reindeer never tire, his elves never strike, and he’s never too fat for the chimney. Awed by his powers, young kids approach the Jolly One clutching wish lists that itemize the objects of their “unbridled avarice,” as a popular Christmas movie put it. And why not? Santa’s little supplicants are prodded by plenty of parental encouragement. No toy...
  • The Gift of Sorrow for Sin A Meditation on the Mass for the Gift of Tears in the Missal

    02/20/2015 6:33:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-19-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Gift of Sorrow for Sin – A Meditation on the “Mass for the Gift of Tears” in the Missal By: Msgr. Charles PopeMost pastors and confessors are aware that in any parish there are going to be a few who are scrupulous, even in times like these. Some have a kind of scrupulosity that is mild and almost admirable.  A sensitive conscience is a beautiful thing and bespeaks a kind of innocence that is rare today.Some others have a more unhealthy form of scrupulosity, rooted too much in cringing fear of a God who is seen more as a...
  • Hillary Agonistes

    03/31/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-31-15 | J. R. Dunn
    Hillary is not going to run for president. Oh, she may put her name up. But run, as in the sense of actually campaigning, thats another story altogether. Theres a line from the first Godfather thats always stuck in my mind. Sollozzo (Al Lettieri), the familys deadly enemy who has just taken an almost fatal crack at Don Corleone, bends forward and near-whispers, Could I have gotten to him ten years ago? That line has been running through my mind the past several weeks as the e-mail saga has unfolded: Could anybody have gotten to Hillary ten years ago? The...
  • Reports: Rouhani Home with US 'Gift' of Silver Griffin

    09/28/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies ^ | 9/28/13 | afp
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday brought home a 2,700-year-old Persian artifact the US administration gave him as "a special gift" to Iranians, media reports said. "The Americans contacted us on Thursday and said 'we have a gift for you'," Rouhani told reporters upon arrival at the airport in Tehran, the ILNA news agency reported. "They gave it back as a special gift to the Iranian nation." Rouhani was speaking of a 7th century BC silver Persian drinking cup in the shape of a winged Griffin, a legendary creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion....
  • Tom Brady Truck Handoff Deflates Tax Bill, Copies Obama's Nobel Prize Move. Can You Regift Too?

    02/11/2015 3:15:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    forbes ^ | 2/8/15 | Robert W Wood
    Tom Brady just deflated his tax bill, handing off the winning Super Bowl MVP truck worth $35,000 to Malcolm Butler who will pay taxes on the prize. Butler is the rookie cornerback who intercepted Russell Wilsons pass on the goal line to seal the Patriots Super Bowl win..... But arent gifts tax-free? Not always, and distinguishing between income and gifts can be tough. If gifts are made out of detached and disinterested generosity, they arent taxable. These gifts are more in the nature of marketing, made in a business context not a family one. Any individual can give gifts to...
  • Workers Say They Are Hurting In West Coast Port Slowdown

    12/28/2014 7:18:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 26, 2014 | Connor D. Wolf
    The West Coast port slowdowns are hurting workers as well as retailers this holiday season.The NBC affiliate in Seattle reported that many of those who work for the ports can’t afford utilities or Christmas gifts for their families because the slowdowns have delayed their paychecks. The work slowdowns are the result of a seven-month labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Each side of the dispute blames the other.Vicki Raiter, the mother of one of the Port of Tacoma workers, told the local NBC affiliate, “If the shipments aren’t coming, then...
  • What Not To Get Your Girlfriend for Christmas

    12/24/2014 12:53:16 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 108 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 23, 2014 | Robbie Sherrard
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  • Governing vs. Giving

    12/17/2014 3:18:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 17, 2014 | John Stossel
    It's the season for giving. That doesn't mean it's the season for government. Government creates loyalty in the minds of citizens by pretending to be Santa Claus, doling out gifts and favors. Politicians claim they help those unfortunates who aren't helped by coldhearted capitalism. The truth is, government gets in the way of charity, making it harder for people to help others and for the poor to help themselves. It also gets in the way of commerce, which is what really makes people better off. When I was in college, President Lyndon Johnson declared "an all-out war on human poverty....
  • Cyber-Shopping: 10 Great Christmas Gifts made by Monks and Nuns

    11/27/2014 1:54:48 PM PST · by NYer · 48 replies
    Aleteia ^ | November 27, 2014 | ZELDA CALDWELL
    Zelda Caldwell November 27, 2014 The Texas Nuns Does the thought of hitting the malls this Black Friday (and beyond) fill you with dread? Is a crowded parking lot an occasion of sin for you? Do gift cards leave you feeling like a failure? Why not skip all that stress and and give your loved ones thoughtful, unique, and delicious gifts made by monks and nuns from monasteries and religious communities around the country and available online? These handcrafted and original gifts will thrill everyone on your list, from your most pious aunt to your hipster nephew searching...
  • Happy birthday George, love Uncle Sam

    07/25/2014 3:22:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7-25-14 | Dan Miller
    What do you get a king in the making for his birthday? Thankfully the Obamas weren't short of a few good ideas. The President and his family sent the newborn Prince George a stunning hand-made rocking horse as well a blanket made from the finest alpaca wool to celebrate his birth last year. Sporting a saddle embossed with the presidential seal, the wooden rocking horse came with a polo mallet with a head made from the branch of an oak tree that once stood on the south lawn of the White House.
  • From Magi to Wise Men A Homily For Epiphany

    01/05/2014 1:50:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/4/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There are so many wonderful details in the Epiphany story: the call of the Gentiles, the nations, and their enthusiastic response, the significance of the star they see, and the gifts they bring, the dramatic interaction with Herod and their ultimate rejection of him in favor Christ.In this meditation I would like especially to follow these Magi, in their journey of faith to become wise men. As Magi, they followed the faint stars, distant points of light; as Wise Men they follow Jesus who is the ever Glorious Light from Light, true God from true God.We can observe how they...
  • Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang(breaks UN sanction)

    01/08/2014 1:39:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | DENNIS P. HALPIN
    Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang 8:16 AM, Jan 7, 2014 By DENNIS P. HALPIN .... The bread being brought by Rodman to accompany the circus is allegedly in the form of luxury birthday gifts for the North Korean dictator and his wife. Rodman seems oblivous to North Koreas near starvation of its people, human rights atrocities, gulags, and nuclear and missile adventurism, and appears equally unconcerned that providing Pyongyang with any luxury goods is a violation of the sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2094, adopted on March 7, 2013, and previous resolutions .....
  • History, The Heart, and The Gift That Changes Both: A Christmas Message

    12/25/2013 10:07:16 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies
    PODBEAN ^ | December 25, 2013 | Rob W. Case
    There are two things that never change on their own, and that is history and the human heart. It is due to the nature of the human heart that history is comprised of bad and destructive decisions. But Jesus Christ came to change all of this, and still does to this day, especially with those who are willing to seek him. Are you one of them?
  • Merry Christmas, 1913

    12/14/2013 4:06:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | December 15, 2013 | Bill O' Reilly
    One hundred years ago in America, Christmas was a mighty different situation. Based on newspaper reports, recently put together a list of the most-asked-for gifts by children who lived back then. Here are the top five requests: --Candy. --Nuts. --Rocking Horse. --Doll. --Mittens. It's a modest list, to say the least, but reflective of a time that was far less complicated than society is today. Now, kids rule in many homes. And Santa is under siege. This year, the top five kid-wants according to retailers are: --Furby Boom. --Teksta Robotic Puppy. --LeapPad Ultra. --Flutterbye Flying Fairy. --Big Hugs...
  • Weird Stocking Stuffer: Bacon Deodorant

    12/12/2013 7:19:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WRAL ^ | 12/12/13 | Tara Whitfield
    Chocolates, fruit, nuts, tiny toys: these are all your typical stocking stuffers but if you are looking to mix things up this year we have a couple suggestions. J&D's, the Seattle-based company that brought you Bacon Salt (which makes everything taste like bacon) and Baconnaise (bacon-flavored mayonnaise), has two new products just in time for the holidays. We became aware of these in a press release and when we saw the words "bacon deodorant" we knew we had to try it out. Here is our take on their new products: J&Ds Bacon Deodorant: Bacon used to be just a simple...
  • Top 10 gifts to give the liberals in your life...

    12/12/2013 12:25:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • BAD Christmas Gifts-

    12/10/2013 9:35:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Distinguishing Knowledge from Wisdom and Understanding

    05/22/2013 1:56:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 21, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In this post I am trying to continue our celebration of the lost “Octave” of Pentecost. Today I want to consider three gifts of the Holy Spirit.As you may recall, there are seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Piety, Fortitude and Fear of the Lord. Most Catholics cannot define them well in any sort of articulate way. This is due to poor catechesis but also to the fact that modern English has tended to use several of these terms interchangeably, almost as synonyms, though they are distinct theologically.There are also secular usages of these terms that...
  • The Perfect Gift

    12/25/2012 4:48:13 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | December 25, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Most people who haven't finished their shopping are starting to worry about what gifts to give a friend, relative or spouse. Quick, what did you give or receive last year? How about two years ago? Most of us can't remember, unless it was a big-ticket item. What if you could give a gift that mattered; one that literally kept on giving and improved the life of another person? Would you buy that gift? Two years ago I bought two gifts for people I have never met. One was a goat and the other a sewing class. Both went to people...
  • REALLY Bad Christmas Gifts

    12/18/2012 9:41:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Mitt Wasn't All Wrong About "Gifts"

    11/20/2012 6:09:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | November 20, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Set aside the idealized Hispanic of the Republican consultants' vision. What does the real Hispanic community look like today? Let us consider only native-born Hispanics, U.S. citizens. According to Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, which analyzed Census Bureau statistics from 2012: -- More than one in five Hispanic citizens lives in poverty. -- One in four Hispanic-American men 25 to 55 is out of work. -- More than half of all Hispanic women 25-55 are unmarried. -- Half of all Hispanic households with children are headed by an unmarried woman, and 55 percent depend on welfare programs....
  • 6 Ultimate Gifts for Millionaires

    11/19/2012 6:11:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Restraint is way overrated.
  • Gingrich on Romneys gifts comments: Its nuts

    11/18/2012 12:15:36 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 124 replies
    "It's nuts," Gingrich told guest host Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "First of all, it's insulting. This would be like Wal-Mart having a bad week and going, 'The customers have really been unruly.' I mean, the job of a political leader in part is to understand the people. If we can't offer a better future that is believable to more people, we're not going to win."
  • GOP returns Mitt Romney "gifts"

    11/15/2012 10:03:20 PM PST · by TrueStarSpangled · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/12 | Ginger Gibson
    A handful of prominent Republicans criticized Mitt Romney for his disparaging remarks about President Barack Obamas gifts to core constituencies, saying that it was the wrong message to send voters as the party tries to rebuild itself after a bruising defeat. I dont think its helpful, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told POLITICO at the Republican Governors Association conference on Thursday. I guess my feeling is that we need to turn the page, and we need to focus on the future and not make excuses for the past.
  • Jindal slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities, young voters

    11/14/2012 7:38:11 PM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/14/2012 | Ashley Killough and Kevin Bohn
    Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana fiercely shot back at Mitt Romneys claim Wednesday that President Barack Obama outmatched the 2012 Republican presidential nominee by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters. I absolutely reject that notion, Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romneys campaign, said at the Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas. I think that's absolutely wrong. I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party, he continued. That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election. Romney made the comments on...
  • Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters

    11/14/2012 5:19:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News 2 hrs 21 mins ago President Obama today heaped praise on his defeated rival, GOP nominee Mitt Romney, saying the former governor's record and ideas "could be very helpful" in shaping policy over the next four years "My hope is, before the end of the year that we have a chance to sit down and talk," Obama told reporters in his first post-election press conference. But even as Obama extended something of an olive branch - which some skeptics saw as disingenuous - Romney...
  • FOIA docs reveal Treasury officials cited for soliciting prostitutes, accepting gifts

    07/17/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/15/12 | Bob Cusack
    FOIA docs reveal Treasury officials cited for soliciting prostitutes, accepting giftsBy Bob Cusack - 07/15/12 08:19 PM ET Treasury Department officials have been cited for soliciting prostitutes, breaking conflict-of-interest rules and accepting gifts from corporate executives, according to the findings of official government investigations. The revelations of unethical behavior at Treasury are detailed in little-noticed documents posted this month on, which publishes agency responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. While it is not uncommon for departments within the executive branch to have personnel issues, it is unusual for these types of documents to become public. They provide...
  • Jimmy Kimmel mocks Obama wedding registry

    06/26/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Via the Washington Free Beacon, Jimmy Kimmel mocks the Obama wedding registry fundraising idea with a spoof ad. On the campaign website, it says, a campaign donation goes a lot farther than a gravy bowel (sic), Kimmel said. Not if you love gravy it doesnt. Without a gravy bowl where else am I going to keep my gravy?
  • Following the Truth: 7 Reasons To Be Thankful For The Holy Spirit [Catholic Caucus]

    05/25/2012 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | May 17th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    7 Reasons To Be Thankful For The Holy Spirit May 17th, 2012by Gary Zimak. If we were to poll Catholics and ask which of the 3 Persons of the Trinity they LEAST understood, the odds are good that the Holy Spirit would be the most popular answer. While most of know something about God the Father and God the Son, the mysterious God the Holy Spirit can be rather vague. As we prepare for the great solemnity of Pentecost, lets take a look at the Holy Spirit and examine 7 reasons to be thankful for His presence in our lives.Before...
  • Top 10 Gifts To Give A Liberal

    12/24/2011 12:20:14 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-24-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Share this with your liberal friends and see what they think!
  • In Utilizing the Ultimate Gift: A Christmas Message

    12/24/2011 6:20:46 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 2 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 24, 2011 | Rob W. Case
    If someone were to ask you what you got for Christmas last year, what would you say? Would you even remember everything you got last year, or would you only remember the things that still serve you use today? Its also interesting how we can recall that certain people gave us certain things for Christmas. For example, when I look in my personal movie collection, and I see certain titles, I remember (and may even think briefly about) the person who gave that title to me as a gift. And so, these things got me thinking about something deeper. How...
  • The best Christmas gifts ever from Santa?

    12/22/2011 6:28:43 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | Jay Redfern
    It's Christmas morning, anytime in the 1960s. And by morning, I'm talking 2 or 3 a.m. My brother Jeff and I know Santa Claus has arrived at Grandma and Granddad Hodges' house in rural Rushville and we can't wait until daybreak when we can charge downstairs to see what toys he delivered. Unable to sleep, full of anticipation, we sneak out of the bedroom, edge down a couple of steps, taking turns peeking between the staircase spindles -- hoping to get a glimpse of a new bike, an electric train or a drum set. Mom and Dad finally give the...
  • Springfield Secret Santas Pay Off Layaway Bills for Needy Families (Check out these headlines!)

    12/21/2011 7:38:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    KSPR ^ | 12/17/11 | Mary Moloney
    Springfield Secret Santas Pay Off Layaway Bills for Needy FamiliesDecember 17, 2011 | Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Good Samaritans have found a way to help needy Springfield families this holiday season. About a dozen people walked into the South Campbell Kmart and paid for the presents of strangers whose gifts sat on layaway. "One young man came in who had gotten a $500 bonus from work. He just thought it was a great thing. He's even posted it online challenging his friends to do the same thing and he's come in and paid off several people's...
  • Vanity: Need gift ideas for the 15 year old boy who has everything

    12/14/2011 10:09:57 PM PST · by Huntress · 100 replies
    12/14/11 | Huntress
    Dear FReepers, Can you help me? I'm wracking my brain trying to come up with a Christmas gift for my 15-year-old nephew. He's a great kid, but he doesn't lack for material things. He's into sports, martial arts, weapons, and video games. He's also an enthusiastic reader. Does anyone have any ideas for a unique gift that might appeal to him. I'm looking to spend around $50. If you've got any suggestions for books, I'm always on the lookout for those. But I typically buy him books whenever I come across something in my own reading I think he'd like....
  • State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama memoir (Huh??)

    10/25/2011 2:11:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-25-11 | Jim McElhatton
    The U.S. Department of State has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking key libraries around the world with Dreams from My Father more than a decade after its release. The U.S. embassy in Egypt, for instance, spent $28,636 in August 2009 for copies of Mr. Obamas bestselling 1995 memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed another order with the same book seller, Kalemat Arabia, for more than $9,000 for copies of the same book, federal purchasing records show. Around the same time, halfway around the world,...
  • Surprise! Legislators vote NOT to ban gifts to legislators

    05/27/2011 10:12:46 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 1 replies
    Stop the presses! (Yeah, no ones said that in any newsroom Ive worked in four decades in the business.) A major surprise. (Yeah, more sarcasm.) The Los Angeles Times reports that California lawmakers kill measure banning gifts to themselves And the sun rose in the east . . .
  • Palm Beach County ethics rules would impact thousands by extending to dating, weddings

    05/16/2011 10:06:09 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2011 | Adam Playford
    Boy meets girl. They like each other. They go out three times. He picks up the tab. Perfectly innocent and in some cases it could soon be perfectly illegal, if the girl works for Palm Beach County or one of its cities. It's an accidental side-effect of a simple idea: Put a hard limit on the gifts businesses can give government workers and kill Palm Beach County's reputation for corruption. The county's proposed new gift law would extend the rules to thousands of government workers down to the people who pick up your trash and answer the telephones....
  • Saudi King showers $300,000 in gifts to Obamas

    01/20/2011 9:07:44 AM PST · by FromLori · 40 replies
    indian express ^ | 1/20/2011
    Foreign leaders showered President Barack Obama and his family with hundreds of thousands of dollars in art, jewellery, rare books and other presents during their first year in the White House. Saudi Arabia's king was the most generous gift-giver, according to documents released by the State Department on Tuesday. Saudi King Abdullah gave Obama, his wife and daughters nearly $190,000 in luxury baubles in 2009, including the single most valuable gift reported to have been given to U.S. officials that year: a ruby and diamond jewellery set, including earrings, a ring, a bracelet and necklace, for the first lady worth...
  • Gordon Brown presented 10,000 worth of gifts to Barack Obama (in exchange for DVDs)

    01/19/2011 5:13:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/19/11
    Gordon Brown gave Barack Obama $16,500 (10,000) worth of gifts during a US visit, in return for a selection of DVDs. The value of Mr Brown's gifts, a pen and holder made from the wood of an anti-slavery ship, along with two biographies of Winston Churchill, was disclosed by the US State Department on Tuesday. Mr Obama, by comparison, gave him a boxset of 25 classic US films such as Citizen Kane and ET.
  • Foreign gifts piled up for Obamas in first year

    01/19/2011 11:29:20 AM PST · by Huntress · 2 replies
    AP via ^ | 1/18/11 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON Foreign leaders showered President Barack Obama and his family with hundreds of thousands of dollars in art, jewelry, rare books and other presents during their first year in the White House. Saudi Arabia's king was the most generous gift-giver, according to documents released by the State Department on Tuesday. Saudi King Abdullah gave Obama, his wife and daughters nearly $190,000 in luxury baubles in 2009, including the single most valuable gift reported to have been given to U.S. officials that year: a ruby and diamond jewelry set, including earrings, a ring, a bracelet and necklace, for the first...
  • Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison

    12/30/2010 9:39:11 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 83 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:43 PM on 30th December 2010 | By David Leafe
    The marriage proposal was apparently a rather romantic affair. On Christmas Eve, the couple watched a late-night movie together and then exchanged gifts: for him a framed photograph of their King Charles Spaniel, for her an engagement ring. She burst into tears, he revealed on Twitter at the weekend. This is the happiest Christmas in memory. The most memorable Christmas ever, she tweeted in agreement. I love him. All of which might be rather more touching if the prospective groom was not Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner who, at 84, is 60 years older than his fiance, a platinum blonde model...
  • Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Barack Obama (Freeper assistance requested)

    12/22/2010 2:58:29 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | December 22, 2010 | Jedediah Bila
    Its that joyous time of the year again. The chestnuts are roasting, the tree is tinseled and lit, and youre trying to figure out how to seat 10 people at a dining room table made for seven. Thats right, its Christmas. In the spirit of giving, I thought Id share my "Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Barack Obama": (10) A hand-made map of the 57 states he claimed to have visited. Thats right, Mr. President. Weve added an additional seven states just for you! (9) A brand-spankin-new TelePrompTer. Yes, I know. Our president has plenty of those already. But this...
  • Politically Incorrect Parenting Presents: Top 5 Games for Christmas

    12/20/2010 1:03:31 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies
    Games are a natural part of life. Think about it. Even in nature, pups, cubs and kittens play, practice and sharpen the skills they will use as adults. Littermates will tumble around, with fake growls and go in for a kill with a pretend bite to the neck. The puppy on his back, knows hes lost the game. Throughout history, there were games that displayed strength, stamina and skills in every culture. Today, those who can play games to display their strength, stamina and skill are given multi-million dollar contracts and we pay big bucks to watch them. However, though...
  • Story Of Revenge Dog Adoption Now Hilarious Book

    A decision set into motion a revenge dog adoption which 16 years later has become a hilarious dog memoir. It all started in 1993 when a young married couple was celebrating their first Christmas together as man and wife. The husband, Horst, decided it was more important to go watch football than decorate the tree. When he got a phone call from his wife, Lisa, a few days later and heard barking in the background he suspected there was about to be a new four-legged family member.
  • 10 Great Holiday Gifts For Dog Lovers

    It's time to start looking for the perfect gifts for your pup, yourself, or the dog lovers in your life. There are many sites with gifts for dog lovers, but most of them have items that are expensive, not affordable for the average shopper. It's been another tough year financially for almost everyone, so here is a great list with all items priced under $50. There is something on this list for everyone, showing you don't need a lot of money to give a special gift. 1. Dog Treats - Giving treats is a surefire way to be a hit...
  • What are some chidren's Christmas gifts that reinforce learning and good values.

    11/13/2010 1:17:31 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Christmas time is coming soon, all of us who are parents, grandparents or other relatives or friends of children will be looking for fun and appropriate gifts for Christmas. What are some gifts that you will be giving to the kids in your life? What are some good books or toys that you think they will enjoy while giving them something of value. I am looking for someplace where I can find books that have good values that I can give to my grandkids. Are there any websites that specialize in books that represent our values, not liberal values? I...
  • Pa. legislators report $67,000 in gifts in 2009

    08/16/2010 5:41:32 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 1 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | August 16, 2010
    Pennsylvania legislators accepted gifts and hospitality worth at least $67,000 worth from special interests last year, according to a published report. Tickets to the Super Bowl and Philadelphia Phillies games, and travel to destinations as distant as Rwanda are among the freebies that lawmakers listed in statements of financial interest filed with the state Ethics Commission, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday.
  • Chelsea Clinton's wedding gifts arriving in upstate New York

    07/31/2010 9:57:32 AM PDT · by twister881 · 56 replies · 8+ views
    "...[Wedding] presents for Chelsea Clinton have been arriving at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York, according to the Hudson Valley News. "...[P]resents that arrived at Astor Courts were accepted by security away from the house and the gifts that were okay were driven to the site."