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  • Aussies buck environmentalists, fight to repeal global warming taxes

    11/15/2013 7:32:53 AM PST · by rktman
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Australia’s new conservative government introduced legislation that would eliminate the carbon tax and cut funding to green energy in a series of aggressive moves to scale back the country’s environmental laws. “We have said what we mean, and will do what we say. The carbon tax goes,” Prime Minister Abbott told Australian lawmakers. “Repealing the carbon tax should be the first economic reform of this parliament.”
  • BREAKING: Planned Parenthood abandons $1 million mega-abortion clinic

    06/21/2012 9:23:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 6/21/2012 | Jill Stanek
    Blogs: Jill Stanek Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions BREAKING: Planned Parenthood abandons $1 million mega-abortion clinic by Jill Stanek Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:48 EST Comments (0) Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan has given up on its underhanded attempt to open a 17,050 square foot mega-abortion clinic in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a huge pro-life victory. Moreover, Planned Parenthood is now out at least $1 million and stuck with a boondoggle. Backstory In November 2010 Planned Parenthood paid $733,151 cash for the unfinished shell and then tried to wiggle around a deed restriction by misrepresenting its...
  • Jane Harman to resign from Congress

    02/07/2011 9:14:18 AM PST · by Islander7 · 129 replies
    WaPo ^ | Feb 7, 2011 | By Chris Cillizza
    California Rep. Jane Harman (D) will resign from Congress, according to two senior Democratic leadership aides, a surprise announcement that will set off a special election in her 36th district.
  • The Tea Party goes to London

    10/18/2010 4:38:41 PM PDT · by Lopedvega · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 9/10/10 | karoli
    In February of this year, Brendan Steinhauser of FreedomWorks posted his thoughts on the tea party movement's past, present and future. Part of his post concerned the 'mainstreaming' of what was formerly presented as a populist movement. The third rail of his 'vision' for FreedomWorks was this:
  • Soldier-slandering, Radical Left-wing Cartoonist (Ted) Rall Laid Off

    04/24/2009 1:32:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 87 replies · 3,084+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 24, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    Radical left-wing cartoonist Ted Rall -- who reveled in dismissing American servicemen as "idiots" -- was recently laid off. Editor & Publisher reported the story in an April 22 article: NEW YORK Chalk up one more wildly talented cartoonist to be victimized by the economy. “I’ve been laid off,” reads the headline on the blog of cartoonist Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Rall, an editorial cartoonist for Universal Press Syndicate, has served as editor of acquisitions and development at United Media for the past two years. “My job was finding new talent -- comic strip...
  • Two charged in slaying of UNC-Charlotte student

    12/12/2008 12:00:53 PM PST · by murdoog · 39 replies · 1,541+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | December 12,2008 | News Channel 36
    MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. -- Two men have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of UNC-Charlotte student Irina Yarmolenko. Mark Bradley Carver and Neal Leon Cassada Jr. were arrested at about 4:30 a.m. Friday. They are charged with first-degree murder and felony conspiracy. Mount Holly police held a news conference on Friday morning, but investigators would not release details on what led to the arrests or a possible motive in the case. "This is a good day for all law enforcement involved in this case and our investigation continues to move forward," said Chief David Belk. "We hope...
  • Michigan House Passes Ban On Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

    12/06/2007 5:29:42 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 202 replies · 164+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 6, 2007 | AP
    Michigan House Passes Ban On Smoking In Bars, RestaurantsPOSTED: 7:47 am EST December 6, 2007 UPDATED: 8:10 am EST December 6, 2007 Smoking in Michigan workplaces, including bars and restaurants, would be banned under legislation passed by the Democratic-led state House. The vote is a victory for supporters, who have been pushing the measure for a decade. But it may not get very far in the Senate because majority Republicans oppose it. Backers say a majority of state residents want a broad workplace smoking ban, and point to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke on employees and patrons. Opponents say...
  • CAIR and Muslim Students Demand Reprimand of Michigan State Professor

    10/08/2006 10:21:48 PM PDT · by epow · 55 replies · 2,421+ views
    email | unk | unk
    Hurray for Michigan State Univ This is true -- http://www.snopes.com/ Professor Wichman E-mail Claim: A Michigan professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country Status: True. Professor Wichman E-mail Hooray for Michigan State University (The Spartans) and Professor Wichman! Well, what do we have here. Looks like a small case of some people being able to dish it out, but not take it. Let's start at the top. The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman. Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association. The e-mail was in response...
  • FL Supreme Court Overturns Tobacco Damages

    07/06/2006 8:20:36 AM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 142 replies · 3,747+ views
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a $145 billion punitive damage award against tobacco companies for injuring smokers.
  • Party of rapist proud to be godless (Ann Coulter)

    06/15/2006 6:22:04 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 30 replies · 2,313+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/14/06 | Ann Coulter
    I thought I'd put off that column on ethanol subsidies I'd been planning to write this week and instead address the topic that has so riveted the nation -- the hot new book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." First of all, I'm getting a little fed up with people trying to make money off my book. Worthless little cable TV shows with teeny-tiny audiences, ridiculous legislators and tabloid newspapers are all trying to make a name for themselves off the profundity of "Godless." Second, let's pause for a moment to observe that two facts are now universally accepted: Liberals are...
  • Luck rides in on the last few cents (record AtlanticCity jackpot ;)

    04/22/2006 10:03:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 601+ views
    Phil. Inquirer ^ | 4-22-06 | Troy Graham
    An 84-year-old South Jersey woman hits the nickel slots for $10 million. By Troy Graham Inquirer Staff Writer One happy grandmother, Josephine Crawford of Galloway Twp. talks to reporters after her record win at Harrah's Atlantic City. One happy grandmother, Josephine Crawford of Galloway Twp. talks to reporters after her record win at Harrah's Atlantic City. Down to her last credits on a nickel slot machine, an 84-year-old retired waitress hit for an improbable sum of money Tuesday night. $10,010,113.48. The largest jackpot ever in Atlantic City. The largest jackpot ever on a nickel slot machine, nationwide. And certainly the...
  • The 50th FReeptoon!!!

    03/10/2006 2:58:49 PM PST · by pcottraux · 186 replies · 1,229+ views
    March 10, 2006 | pcottraux
    THE 50TH FREEPTOON Welcome, welcome, welcome! Tonight we are celebrating the most monumental occasion in the history of the world: This is the 50th FReeptoon drawn and posted by the man of the hour, pcottraux. I can honestly say that when I first started, I didn’t think I’d make it this far. I’d like to thank everyone on my ping list, first and foremost, and all the kind words they like to give. I’d also like to thank everyone who didn’t like and/or insulted my cartoons, because it gives me a rush of righteous indignation to thank the detractors. Okay,...
  • NASCAR - NEXTEL CUP - Gatorade Dual 150s in progress -Budweiser Shootout Results - Daytona 500 2/19

    02/08/2006 6:44:56 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 1,224 replies · 11,701+ views
  • Lazamataz's Opus: No longer a Republican (Vanity)

    04/26/2005 7:27:21 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 866 replies · 12,230+ views
    Now | Me
    Well, they went and did it.The Republicans look like they will wimp out, not exercise the so-called Nuclear Option, and Harry Reid will PERMIT two judges to be approved and disapprove four others. Does anyone think for a second the Democrats won't "go nuclear" in a heartbeat if the roles were reversed?This seals the deal for me. I am a Republican no more. It seems it does not matter if I vote Republican anyways, all I get is more liberalism. I am a man without a political party. I am a conservative without a home.Between Bushes enthusiastic embrace of illegal...
  • Push for 'smoke-free state' renewed (MI)

    04/18/2005 1:37:16 PM PDT · by wmichgrad · 89 replies · 1,899+ views
    MLive.com ^ | April 18, 2005 | FROM LOCAL AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
    State Rep. Barb Vander Veen, R-Allendale, said she recently attended a conference in California with her husband and immediately noticed the lack of smoke -- cigarette smoke that is. "It was so nice," she said this morning. "I realized it was time for Michigan to be a leader and join California and other states that are smoke-free states." Vander Veen is among a group of state lawmakers hoping to add Michigan to a growing list of states that prohibit smoking in places where people eat, drink and work. Vander Veen and State Sen. Ray Basham, D-Taylor, have sponsored bills to...
  • San Francisco Bars Smoking in Its Parks =your home is next

    01/25/2005 5:57:44 PM PST · by Flavius · 154 replies · 1,669+ views
    ap ^ | Tue, Jan 25, 2005 | Adam Tanner
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Legislators in San Francisco city voted to ban smoking in public parks on Tuesday, becoming the first major American city to embrace such an expansive ban on tobacco use. Yahoo! Health Have questions about your health? Find answers here. "This is the first one that includes all the parks and recreational centers in a county," said Michela Alioto-Pier, a city legislator who sponsored the proposed ban. It needs the approval of Mayor Gavin Newsom to become law. Several smaller California cities have already prohibited smoking in city parks, including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, as well...
  • SADDAM ON HUNGER STRIKE

    12/12/2004 8:24:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies · 1,574+ views
    SADDAM ON HUNGER STRIKE Ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and 11 top leaders of his regime have gone on hunger strike in their US detention centre. Saddam was captured by US forces last December and faces charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. "We have reliable information that Saddam Hussein and 11 other prisoners began a hunger strike to protest ill-treatment," Badiaa Aref Ezzat, the lawyer of former deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz said. He is being held in US custody in a secret location in Iraq and has reportedly received treatment for an enlarged prostate gland, hernia problems...
  • HOLLYWOOD IS TAKING BEATING AT BOX OFFICE

    11/23/2004 11:24:10 PM PST · by kattracks · 134 replies · 3,591+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/24/04 | BILL HOFFMANN
    Lights! Camera! Agita! Despite monster hits like "The Incredibles" and "Shark Tale," Hollywood is hurting this season, with overall box-office earnings down well below the take in the same period for the previous two years. In the 10 weeks from Labor Day to just before Thanksgiving, the film industry grossed $1.39 billion, down 14 percent from last year's record of $1.63 billion and off 12 percent from $1.59 billion in 2002. Fall ticket sales were a bust as well, dropping 18 percent from last year's figure, from 268.3 million ducats to 219.9 million. This year's sales also were below...
  • Bush Signs Law Against Harming Fetus

    04/01/2004 4:17:15 PM PST · by B-bone · 61 replies · 198+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 4/1/04 | Caren Bohan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites) on Thursday signed into law an act that would make it a separate federal crime to harm a pregnant woman's fetus, in a move likely to bolster his support with conservatives in an election-year. Bush gave his approval at a White House signing ceremony to the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act" which was passed by the U.S. Senate a week ago by a vote of 61-38. The measure has stirred controversy because abortion-rights supporters say it may open the door to an erosion of reproductive rights by assigning a separate legal...
  • FCC approves News.Corps Takeover of DirecTV

    12/19/2003 4:36:57 PM PST · by Pikamax · 16 replies · 132+ views
    Foxnews | 12/19/03 | Me
    Just announced on shep's show.