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  • How A Baby Boom of Hispanic, Asian and Black Children Is Going To Reshape The Country And…..

    11/17/2014 5:33:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 17, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    How A Baby Boom of Hispanic, Asian and Black Children Is Going To Reshape The Country And Make Whites A Minority By 2050 White birth rates are falling while immigrants and other minorities are having more children. The population surge comes from immigrants having children in the US - not directly from immigration. Minorities are also moving to the suburbs at faster rates, ensuring they are getting more diverse. The population of mixed race Americans will grow dramatically in the next 50 years - nearly tripling By MICHAEL ZENNIE 17 November A new baby boom of Hispanic, Asian and black...
  • Are We Evolving Stupidity? Are we dumber than our grandparents?

    09/19/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-19-14 | Brian Thomas
    Are We Evolving Stupidity? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Are we dumber than our grandparents? Social psychologists are tracking IQ scores and noticed a decline in the last decade after a steady rise since the 1950s. Some wonder if the recent downturn reflects genes that have been eroding all along. Are we evolving stupidity? The concept of eroding genes—steadily but slowly marred by new slightly harmful mutations that occur every generation—has its proponents and detractors. New Scientist consultant Bob Holmes wrote, “The most controversial explanation is that rising IQ scores have been hiding a decline in our genetic potential.”1 Holmes...
  • Are we becoming more STUPID?

    08/21/2014 12:43:50 PM PDT · by 3Fingas · 69 replies
    Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2730791/Are-STUPID-Britons-people-IQ-decline.html#ixzz3B3dLJfeH Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Police: Do Not Call Us if Facebook Is Down (911 Inundated; FEMA Needed)

    08/01/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    WFSB ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | Rob Polansky
    An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down. Sgt. Burton Brink, the public information officer in La Crescenta, CA, posted a Tweet reminding people about the reasons for calling them for help. "#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!" he wrote. Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology. "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this...
  • Europeans ‘will die out’ without migration (Start Loading the Trains)

    07/15/2014 3:36:32 PM PDT · by equalator · 49 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | 7-12-2014 | Ann Cahill
    The number of babies born is exceeded by the number of deaths, and any growth last year in the EU was accounted for by migrants. In just 15 years, half of Europeans will be over the age of 65 years and the numbers under 45 will drop by a quarter. This means that countries will not be able to afford their health and pension systems unless there is an influx of new workers, according to the report published by the migration policy centre in the European University in Florence.
  • Shart Week drops on Comedy Central

    07/15/2014 8:21:27 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 15, 2014 | Hal Boedeker
    In a spoof of Shark Week, Comedy Central will deliver Shart Week. Yes, what a difference one letter can make. "It's gonna be a gas," Comedy Central announced Tuesday, describing it a "weeklong excrement extravaganza." The #ShartWeek programming starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 3, and the theme will be carried through episodes of "Tosh.0," "Futurama," "South Park," "Workaholics," "Chappelle's Show," "Key & Peele" and other series. The week concludes Aug. 9 with 11.5 hours of "poop-themed programming" from 12:30 p.m. to midnight, Comedy Central said. Viewers of "@midnight" can expect Shart Week-themed #HashtagWars segments.
  • Priceless: Student Sums Up Common Core Idiocy in a SINGLE Word

    07/13/2014 11:46:51 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 43 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-08-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsOne student got tired of being dumbed-down by Common Core's convoluted "standards" to do basic arithmetic. "Standards" like how to add two numbers, which the student was told to do like THIS: WHAT? It's enough to make you pull your hair out. So when he was given his next basic arithmetic assignment, to find the difference between 180 and 158 (180-158), this 5th grade student just did it his own way -- the right way -- and dissed Common Core with single, awesome word:
  • Marijuana use may affect the size and shape of men's sperm

    06/06/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by shove_it · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5 Jun 2014 | Loren Grush
    ~snip~ “There are fewer risks than people think, and that makes sense to me,” Pacey said. “The single thing that affects fertility is how big your testicles are. If you’re blessed with big testicles, you’ll produce more sperm.”
  • Labour MP: Women Will Have to Breed if Immigration is Curbed (Oppose mass-immigration= Unpatriotic)

    06/04/2014 5:05:05 PM PDT · by equalator · 25 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 6-4-2014 | Nick Hallett
    Stella Creasy, the Labour & Co-operative MP for Walthamstow, said that Britain either needs immigration or a massive baby boom in order to support the growing number of pensioners, or else "our ability to sustain our economy" will collapse. She added that this would leave the NHS in crisis.She said that this made UKIP leader Nigel Farage "deeply unpatriotic" as his party has campaigned for an end to mass immigration. UKIP are "basically talking about managing the decline of Britain" she said.
  • Gallup Reveals the Obvious: Our Moral Collapse Continues

    06/04/2014 2:10:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/4/2014 | Trevor Thomas
    Gallup is out with its latest “moral acceptability” survey. On 19 issues, Americans were asked, “In general, do you find the following morally acceptable[?]” The responses were ranked on a scale from “highly acceptable” to “highly unacceptable.” There was one issue – birth control, with 90% approval – that rated “highly acceptable” and nine, with approvals from 57% to 69%, that rated “largely acceptable.”Of those 10 issues, the response to seven of them is Exhibit A in the case of the collapse of the family in America. On two of the other three issues – wearing animal fur and medical...
  • The Coming Collapse of the Welfare State: We're running out of people; not just money

    02/25/2014 7:16:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 1935, the year that FDR signed the Social Security Act into law, the birth rate was 18.7 per 1,000. In 1940, when the first monthly check was issued, it had gone up to 19.4. By 1954, when Disability had been added, the birth rate at the heart of the Baby Boom stood at 25.3. In a nation of 163 million people, 4 million babies were being born each year. By 1965, when Medicare was plugged in, the birth rate had fallen back to 19.4. For the first time in ten years fewer than 4 million babies had been born...
  • State Department Buys Million Dollar Granite Sculpture from Irish-Born Artist

    12/04/2013 3:28:48 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 50 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | DEC 3, 2013 | JERYL BIER
    At the end of September, the federal government's fiscal year was drawing to a close, the threat of a shut down was increasing, and the State Department was shopping for art. Four contracts were awarded in the last two weeks of September, including $1,000,000 for a granite sculpture by Irish-born artist Sean Scully to be installed at the new U.S. Embassy in London. Notice of the awards was posted Sunday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
  • Marriage Now More Important to Men Than It Is to Women

    11/01/2013 12:45:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | ERICA SCHWIEGERSHAUSEN
    A new survey suggests that marriage is actually more important to men than it is to women. In fact, just since last year, the number of women who say their definition of success is not linked to marriage (or relationships at all) has nearly doubled. According to the third “Professional Women Report” (h/t the Atlantic), a survey of over 1,000 male and female professionals released yesterday by LinkedIn and Citi, 9 percent of women say that marriage and relationships do not factor into their consideration of success, compared to 5 percent last year. It turns out that men are more...
  • CHART: Check Out How The Age At Which People First Get Married Is Soaring

    10/27/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Here's a fascinating chart that probably comports with what you're seeing in real life. The age at which people are first getting married is soaring. (Via John Podhoretz). The jump in the last decade is particularly notable. There are various theories for why people are getting married later, but one notion has to do with cultural attitudes towards marriage, and the growing perception that marriage is a "capstone" of life achievements, rather than a cornerstone.
  • DNC Chair: 'I Don't Think We Should Be Making Excuses' for Obamacare Rollout

    10/15/2013 1:17:33 PM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the Huffington Post today that "I don't think we should be making excuses" for the Obamacare roll-out:
  • The Twenty-First Century “Ineptocracy” of America (being ruled by the inept)

    10/15/2013 8:38:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    capitalismmagazine ^ | 2012.06.18 | Michael J Hurd
    When you place power in the hands of inept idiots, then you foster the rule of “ineptocracy.” You give power to the least capable and the least deserving. In the process, you may wonder why there is less and less in society to admire and enjoy. It’s because the idiots given the power they never deserved are not capable of producing anything. I ran across a t-shirt that says everything about the state of our country today: Ineptocracy: A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members...
  • Really? Amber Alert website goes dark under government shutdown

    10/06/2013 5:17:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 77 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-6-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    This is a new low. Obama SPENT money to close natl parks but shut down the Amber Alert website. Look for yourself: http://1.usa.gov/190aIeP
  • So Bill de Blasio Honeymooned in Cuba—Big Deal?

    10/04/2013 10:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    By New York standards the city’s (probable) next mayor Bill De Blasio wouldn’t merit a backstage pass at a Castro concert. The Stalinist dictator’s fan base in the city he craved to incinerate is much too vast and passionate to allow room in the long queue for pictures and autographs to any but the genuinely smitten, who literally swarm in New York City. “I have a huge critique of the current government there (in Cuba) because it’s undemocratic,” snapped de Blasio to a Cuban–American radio interviewer last week. “It doesn’t allow freedom of the press, and I think there’s a...
  • Why millennials won't turn "conservative"

    09/16/2013 5:42:07 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 68 replies
    Renew America ^ | 15Sept13 | Selwyn Duke
    Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP constituency, or, as is the subject here today, how the millennial generation is turning "conservative." Perhaps pundits asserting the last thing recall Winston Churchill's observation, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." And perhaps they overlook that it's possible to raise a brainless generation. Don't think, as one might, that this will be a typical analysis sneering at the proverbial...
  • Why Millennials Won't Turn 'Conservative'

    09/12/2013 12:02:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP constituency, or, as is the subject here today, how the millennial generation is turning "conservative." Perhaps pundits asserting the last thing recall Winston Churchill's observation, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." And perhaps they overlook that it's possible to raise a brainless generation. Don't think, as one might, that this will be a typical analysis sneering at the proverbial...
  • 48% of US Births Took Place at Poverty Level

    09/10/2013 11:38:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/10/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    That’s rather bad news because it not only tells us that poverty is ubiquitous, but that the birth rate is swinging deeper into its trenches, meaning more people carrying fewer people. Or to put it another way, if you want a picture of the future, imagine a thousand Detroits being subsidized by ten thousand suburbs of government employees and those suburbs being subsidized by the printing presses of Washington. According to researchers from the George Washington University (GWU) School of Public Health, in 2010, almost half of all births in the United States were paid for by Medicaid, and that...
  • Karl Marx for President (video)

    09/10/2013 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies
    Mark Dice -- via youtube ^ | Sept. 9, 2013 | Mark Dice
    Man on the street video. People will sign almost anything.
  • Idiocracy on Comedy Channel (last 40 minutes)

    08/31/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT · by dennisw · 57 replies
    Sept 1 2013
    Here is the future and the future is now!!!!
  • Seven Surprising Truths about the World

    07/15/2013 1:01:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Reason ^ | August/September 2013 Issue | Ronald Bailey
    Did you know that the incidence of cancer in the United States has been declining for nearly 20 years? That the spread of pornography correlates with a decline in rape? That average IQs are going up substantially all around the world? These are just some of the truths that are well-known to the scholars who study those subjects but generally come as a surprise to even the best-educated among us.
  • 1 in 10 Americans admit to using smartphones during sex

    07/13/2013 9:55:59 AM PDT · by varyouga · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/13 | Mike Flacy
    <p>Detailed within a study conducted by Harris Interactive, approximately nine percent of American adults admitted to using a smartphone while engaging in sexual intercourse with their partner.</p> <p>Of the more than 2,000 survey respondents, the largest percentage of adults that admitted this fact were split between Generation X and Millennial ages. Specifically, 20 percent of adults between the ages of 18 to 34 grabbed their smartphone during sex. Included within the 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits study, this survey was commissioned by Jumio; a company that offers payments and ID scanning solutions.</p>
  • These morons gave us Obama and are too stupid to realize how screwed they are

    07/06/2013 1:14:27 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/6/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Watch as a bunch of drooling half-witted college students proudly display their ignorance of why we celebrate Independence Day. They seem to be trying to prove how Un-Old-White-Man they are by laughing at questions about American history because “it’s meaningless dude.” These morons worked and voted for their own enslavement under the reign of “Cool King Barack” and have no idea who King George was. Let’s hope they enjoy it.
  • A Nation of Mutts (Liberal glee for "New America")

    07/01/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2013 | David Brooks
    Over the past few decades, American society has been transformed in a fit of absence of mind. First, we’ve gone from a low immigrant nation to a high immigrant nation. If you grew up between 1950 and 1985, you grew up at a time when only about 5 percent or 6 percent of American residents were foreign born. Today, roughly 13 percent of American residents are foreign born, and we’re possibly heading to 15 percent. Moreover, up until now, America was primarily an outpost of European civilization. Between 1830 and 1880, 80 percent of the immigrants came from Northern and...
  • Are Dogs Now Just Furry Kids?

    06/30/2013 9:50:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    The Summer of 2013 officially began only last Friday, but already it has a good shot at achieving a dubious distinction in the annals of parental indulgence. This could be the summer that ice cream trucks for dogs go mainstream. Ever since the K99 ice cream truck set up shop in the parks of London during the summer of 2010–to the tune of the Scooby Doo theme song, no less–the trend of cruising trucks full of specially-made canine ice cream treats and cookies has been spreading and appears to be hitting its jaunty stride. Last summer, they started dropping by...
  • Surge in 'digital dementia'

    06/25/2013 2:57:22 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 Jun 2013 | Julian Ryall
    Doctors in South Korea are reporting a surge in "digital dementia" among young people who have become so reliant on electronic devices that they can no longer remember everyday details like their phone numbers. South Korea is one of the most digitally connected nations in the world and the problem of internet addiction among both adults and children was recognised as far back as the late 1990s. That is now developing into the early onset of digital dementia – a term coined in South Korea – meaning a deterioration in cognitive abilities that is more commonly seen in people who...
  • Why Sarah Palin actually matters again: Gov. is the smiley face of white backlash (Joan Walsh alert)

    06/17/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | June 17, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Sarah Palin is back! Not only did she get another Fox News contract, she was the star of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Conference this past weekend for her slashing attacks not only on President Obama and Democrats but on Republican sellouts (and 2016 hopefuls) like Jeb Bush. Watching Palin gleefully take on Bush, who made a dumb comment about needing immigration reform because immigrants are “more fertile” than native-born Americans, I realized that Palin’s star really is rising again, at a time of heightened racial insecurity on the white far-right. They need a hero, and here she is again....
  • Obama Admin Considers Resettling Thousands Of Syrian Refugees In U.S.

    06/14/2013 3:41:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    The Obama administration is considering resettling thousands of refugees who left Syria during the country's ongoing civil war to multiple towns and cities across the United States, the L.A. Times reports.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Support Solidifies Above 50% in U.S.

    05/14/2013 8:40:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/13/13 | Jeffrey M Jones
    Support has been 50% or above in three separate readings in last year Fifty-three percent of Americans say the law should recognize same-sex marriages, the third consecutive reading of 50% or above in Gallup polling over the past year. The 53% in favor ties the high to this point, also measured last November and in May 2011.
  • Solar development absorbing Calif. farmland

    02/03/2013 9:06:54 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/2/12 | Tracie Cone
    With California mandating that 33 percent of electricity be generated from renewables by the end of the decade, there are 227 proposed solar projects in the pipeline statewide.. Coupled with wind and other renewables they would generate enough electricity to meet 100 percent of California's power needs on an average summer day... Developers are flocking to flat farmland near power transmission lines, but agriculture interests, environmental groups and even the state are concerned that there is no official accounting of how much of this important agricultural region's farmland is being taken out of production. Planning department records in four of...
  • Massachusetts to limit access to guns, ammunition

    01/18/2013 7:24:00 PM PST · by pabianice · 83 replies
    Office of Govbernor Patrick ^ | 1/19/13 | Patrick
    GOVERNOR PATRICK FILES GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION BOSTON – Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – Seeking to put an end to the gun violence that impacts too many families and neighborhoods across the Commonwealth, Governor Deval Patrick today will file commonsense gun safety legislation to enhance background checks, close licensing loopholes, reduce access to high-powered rounds of ammunition and prevent illegal firearm possession. Additionally, in the FY14 budget he files next week, the Governor will include a $5 million increase for Department of Mental Health (DMH) programs that promote public safety and increase public awareness that mental health treatment is available and...
  • How The Soviets Eliminated Christmas - And, America Is Right On Track Doing The Same

    12/06/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by joeclarke · 23 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    The carton below is from Soviet Communist Russian times. You can see how the capitalist system is depicted as slavery - the opposite of how communism works, IE., free money, multiplied and returned to the worker - in the right frame. Tell me Obama does not think differently. And, as many Americans kill off Christmas as the celebration of the birth of Jesus, so the Soviets replaced Saint Nick with "Father Frost" - a man who gives out presents because he is a generous communist. From Wikipedia Ded Moroz "Following the Russian Revolution, Christmas traditions were actively discouraged because they...
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

    11/10/2012 5:12:36 PM PST · by crusher · 13 replies
    self | 11/10/12 | crusher
    In the days since the Paroxysm of National Suicide, a/k/a THE ELECTION!, I have had the opportunity to engage several Obama voters in fairly pleasant and light hearted conversations (don’t laugh, I can be cheerily banal when I want) regarding the future. I did not know any of the conversants, but spoke to them as they waited with me in restaurants, hotel lobbies, gas stations, etc. I made sure to ask only folks with similar demographics to my own so as not to invoke hostility, and I was really polite and cheery when engaging them. I began by asking the...
  • Housing Headwinds: US Birthrate Lowest in 25 Years as Twenty-Somethings Postpone Having Babies

    07/29/2012 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Boomer demographics and postponement of marriage on account of student debt and poor finances are two of the key reasons that I long-ago stated the housing recovery would be slow for a decade. Declining birthrates now show that is indeed what is happening. First, please consider a short snip from my July 25 post "Actual" New Home Sales First 6 Months of 2012 vs. Prior Years; Reflections on the Housing Recovery Reflections on the Housing Recovery Even with today's reported decline, new home sales have likely bottomed on an annual, cumulative-total basis. However, don't expect much in terms of recovery.Debt...
  • Raising Dogs Instead of Kids?

    07/14/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 21 replies
    American Clarion ^ | July 13, 2012 | William R. Mann
    “You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!” -Dave Barry I read Mark Steyn’s book, After America some time ago. It is a compelling discussion about world demographics, birth rates, and the illegal [and non-assimilating] immigrant populations flooding into America and the rest of what is left of Western Civilization. Also discussed in this article are the long-term effects of decisions about married adults not having kids in America anymore. I seem to recall reading in numerous places...
  • "The Dictator" (Sasha Cohen) Congratulates Francois Hollandaise On His Victory

    05/06/2012 1:15:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-6-12 | Tyler Durden
    When the situation gets so ridiculous not even TheOnion is fit to describe it, in walks Sasha Baron Cohen and puts everything back into perspective.
  • Mark Levin’s No More Gotchas Interview with Newt Gingrich

    This is a similar interview to the one with Rick Santorum, with similar questions but different answers, of course. But given the template that Mark used, it’ll be interesting to compare and contrast. I will note that as a response to Romney’s comment that he’s “severely conservative”, Newt says that Romney is “severely non-factual”. Nice. Here’s the full interview:
  • Angry Over Regulation, Spirit Institutes Snarky Fee ($2 D.O.T Unintended Consequences Fee!)

    02/03/2012 2:06:08 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Newser ^ | 2-3-12 | Kevin Spak
    "Unintended Consequence Fee" intended to chide Transportation Department Spirit Airlines is angry over a new Department of Transportation rule—and it's making sure customers know it, by slapping a $2 "Department of Transportation Unintended Consequence Fee" on all tickets. The new rule, which went into effect last week, requires airlines to give customers a full refund, without additional fees, if the customer requests one within 24 hours of booking a flight, USA Today explains. That may sound innocent, but Spirit insists that it's "costing customers millions," arguing that it will lead to unfilled seats on flights, forcing the airline to spread...
  • Who ARE the One Per Cent???? (People's Cube)

    02/01/2012 12:04:28 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 1-31-12 | Opiate of the People
    Seriously, who are the one percenter's we keep talking about at official and unofficial Party gatherings? I need a list of names to use for the weekly Fifteen Minutes of Hate, but so far I know more names of those who are NOT one of the one percent than names of those who ARE. So far... Warren Buffett.... is NOT one of the one per cent. George Soros.... is NOT one of the one per cent. Michael Moore.... is NOT one of the one per cent. Elizabeth Warren.... is NOT one of the one per cent. Susan Sarandon.... is NOT...
  • Comedy Central's Stephen) Colbert's super PAC has raised over $1 million

    01/31/2012 10:47:06 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-31-12 | Jake Coyle
    Stephen Colbert's sway in the U.S. presidential election might be a joke, but he's got some real financial muscle. The comedian disclosed Tuesday that his Americans for a Better Tomorrow "super" political action committee has raised a staggering $1.02 million. PACs were required to submit their financial reports to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. In a letter to the commission, Colbert was quoted as saying, "How you like me now, FEC?" Colbert raised the money by asking for donations from viewers of "The Colbert Report." He has used the PAC to highlight what he considers the absurdity of campaign...
  • Pregnancy Greeting Card's Message Offensive to Some

    12/03/2011 12:13:19 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    FOX40 News ^ | December 2, 2011 | Sam Cohen
    Some are calling a greeting card offensive, but others say the mass-produced card available at Target is just a joke. On the outside, it reads “Heard you’re pregnant”. On the inside, there is just one word … let’s just say it starts with a “w” and rhymes with “bore”.
  • Inslee: Ready to ‘rumble’ with the Tea Party(That's just meanspirited)

    09/30/2011 5:35:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | September 30, 2011 | Joel Connelly
    He didn’t break into song, but Rep. Jay Inslee otherwise sounded like a character in “West Side Story” as he excoriated young supporters during a Thursday fundraiser at Nabob on Queen Anne Hill.“It is time to get out on that field of battle with the Tea Party: It is time to stop rumbling with ourselves and start rumbling with the Tea Party,” said the gubernatorial hopeful.Inslee has sought to tie GOP Attorney General Rob McKenna, his all-but-certain 2012 opponent, to the Tea Party: Polls show rising public disapproval of the right-wing movement.Inslee was ready to rumble with a lot of...
  • What would YOU get 0bama on his birfday? (eBay eNanities)

    08/04/2011 4:00:32 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 52 replies
    eBay ^ | 8/4/11 | Various eBayers
    Do tell.
  • City Greenmarket vendors banned from cutting the cheese (NYers need license to slice cheese)

    06/27/2011 6:36:26 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 27, 2011 | Lore Croghan
    The state has a message for city Greenmarket vendors: Don't cut the cheese! The state Agriculture Department is enforcing a ban on slicing cheese in the open air - and shoppers complain that the regulation means pre-packaged cheese, which defeats the purpose of buying fresh. [SNIP] Vendors can obtain the license only if they slice cheese in a "permanent" building that excludes pests such as flies and has hot and cold running water and a three-compartment sink. "We do not want dirty utensils used at farmers' markets," Ziehm said.
  • Mpls. gives bad repair advice

    06/08/2011 7:54:59 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies · 1+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 6-8-11 | RANDY FURST
    Until alerted to the problem, city of Minneapolis posted a list of suggested tornado-repair contractors that included 22 that were unlicensed. After warning North Side tornado victims to avoid "unlicensed, unscrupulous contractors," Minneapolis officials failed to take their own advice and circulated a list that included 22 companies that were not licensed to perform home repairs
  • Jon Stewart’s Ratings Are Now Higher Than All Of Fox News

    06/05/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 99 replies
    PoloticsUSA ^ | 6-4-11 | Jason Easley
    According to the May Nielson ratings, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart beat the entire Fox News network in terms of total viewers. Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers, while the Fox News prime time and day time line up averaged 1.85 million viewers. According to Comedy Central, The Daily Show is dominant in its time slot, For the month of May 2011, “The Daily Show” averaged 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.2 P18-49 rating. Versus May 2010, “The Daily Show” grew an astounding +19% in total viewers, with incredible double-digit ratings growth across all key demos including P18-49 (up...
  • Middle school yearbook groups Adolph Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, George W. Bush

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