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  • EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Palin's Personal Photo Album From Her Travels With Trump

    01/22/2016 5:29:27 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 74 replies
    People ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Backstage at Iowa State University - tossing in a few more zingers to get the media all spun up before my surprise endorsement of Donald Trump for President. Todd visiting with one of the many Iowa vets there to show support for Donald Trump. We owe our freedom to them! Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin met us when we landed in Tulsa. It was great to catch up with her - but she was missed at the rally! Tulsa is Trump Country. A "Yuuge" Crowd ready to Make America Great Again! Mr. Trump, Todd and I giving three thumbs up...
  • Taylor Swift shows real class despite cheap shots from famed feminist

    12/21/2015 5:29:52 PM PST · by presidio9 · 117 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Chelsea Samelson
    If Taylor Swift ever believed she had bad blood before, boy does she have it now. Over her birthday weekend, the young queen of pop watched a bomb with her name on it explode after the famed feminist critic Camille Paglia published a shockingly scathing attack on Swift, calling her a blond, elitist “Nazi Barbie.” Yes, such a cheap and sensationalist shot at a fellow female comes from one of America’s most well-known and respected feminist writers. Paglia is a self-proclaimed “notorious Amazon feminist” and isn’t exactly your stereotypical bra-burning, Birkenstock-wearing feminist. Her ideology is as nuanced as her interpretation...
  • NYT: Jealous, Hoarding Americans Should Let in 11 Million ImmigrantsAnnually

    03/24/2015 7:06:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2015 | Katie McHugh
    The United States shouldabsorb as many as 11 million immigrants each year into its economy, NPR Planet Money founder Adam Davidson writes in The New York Times Magazine. Few of us are calling for the thing that basic economic analysis shows would benefit nearly all of us: radically open borders, he writes.His proposalwould double the current U.S. population in only 29 years to over 637 million people.
  • Sarah Palin 5 Reasons She Should Do Another TV Show

    12/11/2013 2:08:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Express ^ | December 10, 2013 | Earnestine Jones
    Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate has had one prior TV show. Now it has been announced that Palin will be hosting a Sportsman Channel original series in 2014. There are many who do not think that this is a good idea, but here are 5 reasons that Sarah Palin should do another TV show. 1. Working on a television show would keep Palin busy and away from politics. This may sound good for those who believe that Palin should not be involved in politics in any manner what so ever. While a vice presidential candidate, Palin received a...
  • Sarah Palin follows the Donald Trump method (Lay down a tarp)

    10/30/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2013 | James C. Moore, Special to CNN
    Sarah is selling Sarah. The former vice presidential candidate and half-term governor of Alaska is a commodity of one and a marketing machine. She has created a new politics of profit. Palin's reanimation on the tea party stage probably means no more than the other intentions she has floated but never executed. She spent almost a year of the last presidential election cycle teasing the far right that she was going to run for president. She never did, but lots of network TV interviews and speculative articles drove up her name recognition and brand identification. And she's not running again....
  • NSA employees spied on their lovers using eavesdropping program

    08/24/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:18AM BST 24 Aug 2013 | Harriet Alexander
    Staff working at Americas National Security Agencythe eavesdropping unit that was revealed to have spied on millions of peoplehave used the technology to spy on their lovers. The employees even had a code name for the practiceLove-intmeaning the gathering of intelligence on their partners. Dianne Feinstein, a senator who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, said the NSA told her committee about a set of isolated cases that have occurred about once a year for the last 10 years. The spying was not within the US, and was carried out when one of the lovers was abroad.
  • Obama's EEOC Goes After Coffee Chain For Hiring Too Many Attractive Women

    05/25/2012 5:52:53 AM PDT · by suspects · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Some advice to the folks at Marylou’s coffee chain, now under investigation by the EEOC, on how to fight back: Start laughing. Back during the Clinton years the EEOC went after Hooters for its alleged hiring bias (we all remember how hard Bill Clinton was on women... uh, let me re-phrase that). Hooters refused to hire men to wear the infamous “orange short-shorts and white tank-top” ensemble. The EEOC spent four years pressuring them to hire male waiters, which would have ruined the Hooters concept. Hooters tried reasoning and logic. As one would expect when dealing with bureaucrats, they failed...
  • The Real Story of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2011 6:17:58 PM PST · by bopdowah · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | November 23, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now time for a tradition, an annual tradition, and that is The Real Story of Thanksgiving from my book that I wrote back in the early nineties. I wrote two of them, actually. In one of the books I wrote, The Real Story of Thanksgiving. And reading from it has become something we do every year on the program because it's still not taught. The myth of Thanksgiving is still what is taught, and that myth is basically that a bunch of thieves from Europe arrived quite by accident at Plymouth Rock, and if it weren't for the Indians...
  • Brown Family To File Challenge To The Criminalization of Polygamy In Utah

    07/13/2011 1:20:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jonathan Turley
    As reported by The New York Times and National Public Radio, I will be traveling to Salt Lake City today to file (on Wednesday) a challenge to the Utah statute criminalizing bigamy and cohabitation. The lawsuit will be filed on behalf of my clients, the Brown family. The Browns are featured in the TLC program Sister Wives as an openly polygamous family.The lawsuit will be filed in federal court in Salt Lake City on Wednesday and we will be available for questions at 1 p.m. outside of the courthouse.The Plaintiffs are Kody Brown, Christine Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, and...
  • What's That Ticking Sound? The Male Biological Clock

    06/25/2011 3:01:06 PM PDT · by LucyT · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal Life and Culture ^ | June 25, 2011 | JENNIFER VANDERBES
    Older fathers made headlines several years ago when researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine reported that a man over 40 is almost six times as likely as a man under 30 to father an autistic child. Since then, research has shown that a man's chances of fathering offspring with schizophrenia double when he hits 40 and triple at age 50. The incidence of bipolarity, epilepsy, prostate cancer and breast cancer also increases in children born to men approaching 40. Both dwarfism and Marfan syndrome (a disorder of the connective tissue) have been linked to older fathers, and according...
  • LDS Church ranch making big impact in Florida

    06/15/2011 9:09:38 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 138 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 18, 2011 | John Hollenhorst
    ST. CLOUD, Fla. Most Utahns are unaware that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns one of the biggest ranches in the country and it's nowhere near the Beehive State. Because of its prominent location, millions have seen the ranch without realizing what it was. But managers are opening the curtain; they have a message they want the public to hear. ______________________________ Deseret Ranch From St. Cloud to: Orlando Airport: 10 miles Kennedy Space Center: 15 miles Magic Kingdom: 22 miles ______________________________ The cowboys are up before dawn, but this is not the Old West. They...
  • Andrea Snarks Palin's Foreign Trip: 'Where Do You Start?'

    03/21/2011 1:39:12 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Andrea Mitchell possibly be more snide and condescending toward Sarah Palin? On her MSNBC show today, here's how Mitchell introduced her interview with Jeanne Cummings of Politico concerning Sarah Palin's current trip to India and Israel: "Well. Heh-heh. Where do you start?" Dismissive as was the language, only the video does justice to the derision in Mitchell's tone. View clip here.
  • Palin's 'Dancing' success defies easy explanation

    11/24/2010 11:27:08 AM PST · by chickadee · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/24/10 | Sandy Cohen
    "If her name was Bristol Smith or Bristol Jones, she would not be on the show or she would not have gotten this far," he said. "She went from being a bad dancer to a mediocre dancer. But she was not the best dancer."
  • The Problem with Palin and Women.

    11/18/2010 6:39:22 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 48 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Nov. 18th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The blogger lamented about how "fit" Palin looked for having so many kids. Sarah looked too pretty to be a VP or President! She questioned how Palin could raise a large family, be a Governor and still seem
  • Woman in sumo wrestler suit assaulted her ex-girlfriend in gay pub...

    06/28/2010 10:31:19 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Herald [Ireland] ^ | Wednesday June 23 2010 | Andrew Phelan
    A REVELLER at a fancy dress party in one of Dublin's best known gay bars attacked her ex-girlfriend in a row over a novelty wrestler's suit. Sandra Talbot (32) assaulted her ex-partner with a bottle she had hidden under her costume in a fit of rage at the George pub, after more than a year of acrimony following their break-up. A court heard she lashed out at victim Adrienne Martin in a row that started over a novelty sumo wrestler's suit that Talbot was wearing. The row developed as the victim tried to wave at a man dressed as a...
  • Media Starting to Run With Rumor That Sarah Palin Got Breast Implants

    06/09/2010 6:49:59 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 144 replies · 674+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6/9/10 | Doug Powers
    Via Newsbusters Over the weekend, a Reuters photographer took this picture of Sarah and Todd Palin at the Belmont Stakes in New York: Id seen the picture, because somebody on Twitter posted a link to it, and I believe his exact words were Wowee-wow-woweeeee or something like that, but he was in no position to make an official call because his glasses were fogged up. For me, discussion about that picture pretty much ended there, but not for others. The liberal blog Wonkette asked if Palin had purchased herself a couple of luxury items, and of course HuffPo ran...
  • The Problem With Palin

    04/19/2010 7:19:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 82 replies · 1,183+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 19th 2010 | Quin Hillyer
    The Problem With Palin By Quin Hillyer "I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience." - Patrick Henry, 1775 "I told reporters what I still believe today: government experience doesn't necessarily count for much." -Sarah Palin, Going Rogue, p. 84 Sarah Palin, 55 percent unfavorable poll ratings notwithstanding, is a political phenomenon the likes of which American public life rarely has seen. There's something distinctive, something deeply personal, about the way her legions of strong supporters rush not just to defend her but to counter-attack any and all of her...
  • The Problem With Palin

    04/19/2010 5:52:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 530 replies · 5,826+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 19, 2010 | Quin Hillyer
    Sarah Palin, 55 percent unfavorable poll ratings notwithstanding, is a political phenomenon the likes of which American public life rarely has seen. There's something distinctive, something deeply personal, about the way her legions of strong supporters rush not just to defend her but to counter-attack any and all of her critics. Palin has a way of establishing a sense of connectedness with her backers -- such a strong, attitudinal sense that she is not just like them but one of them -- that she has created what amounts to a one-woman, conservative "identity politics" writ very, very large. Yet if...
  • Tea Party prominent: Palin not presidential (Tanc no likey Palin)

    02/28/2010 3:22:48 PM PST · by pissant · 46 replies · 825+ views ^ | 2/28/10 | Tom Jan Meeus
    As a Republican congressman from Colorado, Tom Tancredo became well-known for his hard-line opposition to illegal immigration. Last year, the 65-year-old retired from the House of Representatives after a decade. Meanwhile, the country shifted to the left during his prospectless bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Moderate John McCain won the primaries, Barack Obama became president and there seemed to be no place left for Tancredo in national politics. But now he has made his way back into the limelight as one of the faces of the Tea Party movement. In the course of last year, anti-tax protestors took hold...
  • Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste

    10/16/2009 10:31:23 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 242+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 10/16/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    Random Rants-A Friday Feature On The Question of Power White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel said in an interview: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before." (His grammar, not mine, click on link below.) This is the same Rahm Emanuel that sent a dead fish to a pollster who made him angry. According to a Time Magazine profile (link below) he: once worked for Mayor Richard M. Daley, was a member of the Clinton Administration...

    09/27/2009 12:35:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 151 replies · 7,685+ views ^ | 9/27/09 | Laura Clout
    SHE may have snared her man 20-odd years ago, but Michelle Obama can still fall foul of the green-eyed monster. The First Lady certainly looked a little uncomfortable this week when husband Barack moved in for a smooch with Carla Bruni, the supermodel wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy. If every picture tells a story, this one seems to be saying Hands off.
  • People in the West Need to Live With One Car: India's Environment Minister (BARF!)

    08/28/2009 12:16:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 76 replies · 1,315+ views
    Tree Hugger ^ | 8/28/2009 | Matthew McDermott
    Speaking at a conference in Delhi, India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh urged Western nations to leave population out of climate talks, The Guardian reports. Ramesh said, "Influential American think tanks are asking why should we reward profligate reproduction behavior" in the developing world. Then Ramesh really laid out bare the gap between rich and poor nations in the world when it comes to climate change: For us this is about survival. We need to put electricity into people's homes and do it cleanly. You in the West need to live with only one car rather than three. For you it's...
  • Fairness or Prudence?

    03/01/2009 9:35:33 PM PST · by Sake Mike · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Fairness or Prudence? The pugnacious little devil that he was, Theodore Roosevelt, in 1912, ran against his own handpicked successor, William Howard Taft, split the Republican vote, and handed the presidency to Woodrow Wilson. Wilson, formerly President of Princeton University, is the only man ever elected United States President to have possessed a PHD. Much more subdued in personality than Roosevelt, but no less rigid, his unwillingness to placate the Republican coalition, and specifically Henry Cabot Lodge, the United States of America never became member of the League of Nations, Wilsons own brainchild conceived to protect the world from war....
  • How Radio Wrecks the Right (Derbyshire disses Rush)

    02/23/2009 2:47:57 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies · 3,263+ views
    American Conservative ^ | John Derbyshire
    You cant help but admire Rush Limbaughs talent for publicity. His radio talk show is probablyreliable figures only go back to 1991in its third decade as the number-one rated radio show in the country. And here he is in the news again, trading verbal punches with the president of the United States. Limbaugh remarked on Jan. 16 that to the degree that Obamas program is one of state socialism, he hopes it will fail. (If only he had said the same about George W. Bush.) The president riposted at a session with congressional leaders a week later, telling them, You...
  • Wall Streets Socialist Jet-Setters - DOWD Alert

    01/28/2009 2:09:42 PM PST · by gridlock · 23 replies · 859+ views
    New York Times Op/Ed ^ | 1/27/09 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON: As President Obama spreads his New Testament balm over the capital, Im longing for a bit of Old Testament wrath. Couldnt he throw down his BlackBerry tablet and smash it in anger over the feckless financiers, the gods of gold and their idols in this case not a gilt calf but an $87,000 area rug, a cache of diamond Tiffany and Cartier watches and a French-made luxury corporate jet? Now that were nationalizing, couldnt we fire any obtuse bankers and auto executives who cling to perks and bonuses even as the economy is following John Thain down his...

    01/27/2009 7:42:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies · 1,470+ views
    NY Post ^ | 01/27/09 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and CHUCK BENNETT
    OBAMA & CONGRESS BLAST CITI OVER JET By JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and CHUCK BENNETT January 27, 2009 -- High-flying Citigroup executives, trying desperately to hang on to their new, $50 million luxury jet, took heavy flak yesterday from the White House and Congress after The Post revealed how the beleaguerred bank is blowing taxpayers' rescue funds. EDITORIAL: CITIBOOBS The Financial behemoth, being kept afloat by $45 billion in public life support, should not be spending its precious greenbacks on frivolous luxuries, said President Obama's spokesman, Robert Gibbs. Obama "doesn't believe" business jets are the "best use of money," said Gibbs....
  • Covetousness is the underlying issue in election-Thanks dems, media. What happened to our country?

    11/02/2008 7:17:07 PM PST · by mtrott · 11 replies · 270+ views
    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's_______. You fill in the blank. These are the words that much of western civilization's legal and financial systems have been founded upon for centuries. You are expected to go out and toil for what you desire, not expect to have it taken from someone else and given to you. The idea is that it is fundamentally immoral to desire to take what your neighbor owns for yourself. The problem is that once envy and jealously take over, one's own initiative and industry wither away, leaving one vulnerable to snake oil salesmen who tell you...
  • Palin's Failin' (So Says Noonan)

    10/18/2008 8:30:55 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 97 replies · 2,303+ views ^ | October 17, 2008 | Peggy Noonan
    "Sometimes the leak is so bad that even a plumber can't fix it." This was the concise summation of a cable political strategist the other day, after the third and final presidential debate. That sounds about right, and yet the race in its final days retains a feeling of dynamism. I think it is going to burst open or tighten, not just mosey along. (snip) But we have seen Mrs. Palin on the national stage for seven weeks now, and there is little sign that she has the tools, the equipment, the knowledge or the philosophical grounding one hopes for,...
  • Naomi Wolf: Sarah 'Evita' Palin to Usher in Rovian Police State

    09/22/2008 5:14:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 79 replies · 2,540+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/22/08 | PJ Gladnick
    It sounds like the rabid rantings of some poor demented shlub posting at the Democratic Underground. Instead, it is Al Gore's former fashion adviser, Naomi Wolf, indulging in sanity-challenged fantasies on her Huffington Post blog. The target of Wolf's derangement is Sarah Palin and it is so over the top that one might suspect Wolf is an agent provocateur working for conservatives in order to discredit the left. Think I'm kidding? Check out this sampling of Wolf's plunge off the political deep end (emphasis mine): Please understand what you are looking at when you look at Sarah "Evita" Palin. You...
  • Eve Ensler on Sarah Palin (Leftist psychotic break)

    09/22/2008 3:17:56 PM PDT · by pabianice · 51 replies · 715+ views
    Particles of News ^ | 9/22/08 | Ensler
    Drill, Drill, Drill I am having Sarah Palin nightmares. I dreamt last night that she was a member of a club where they rode snowmobiles and wore the claws of drowned and starved polar bears around their necks. I have a particular thing for Polar Bears. Maybe its their snowy whiteness or their bigness or the fact that they live in the arctic or that I have never seen one in person or touched one. Maybe it is the fact that they live so comfortably on ice. Whatever it is, I need the polar bears. I dont like raging at...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!9-3-08

    09/03/2008 2:50:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 320 replies · 264+ views ^ | 9-3-08 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Jealousy led to face slashing, police say

    07/22/2008 9:17:05 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 11 replies · 160+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | July 22, 2008 | JOHN ASBURY
    Police say it was a jealous rage that led to the attack. She was dragged into the street away from her house.
  • Jealous Jordanian kills teenage cousin on wedding day

    05/27/2008 1:56:12 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 4,299+ views
    Inquirer ^ | 05/22/2008 | Staff
    AMMAN -- A jealous Jordanian man has been charged with murder for stabbing his teenage cousin to death during her wedding to another man, a security official said. "The 26-year-old suspect stabbed his 16-year-old cousin with a dagger five times in the chest and stomach inside the court as she and another male relative were being married by a judge," the official told Agence France-Presse. "She was rushed to hospital but died there. The man, who apparently killed her because she refused to marry him, was arrested immediately." If convicted, the man could face the death penalty over the incident...
  • Your Height Dictates How Jealousy Strikes

    03/12/2008 4:56:17 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 856+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Bram Buunk
    Your height dictates how jealousy strikes 12 March 2008 From New Scientist Print Edition.Bram Buunk JEALOUS lovers will wish they could adjust the height of their heels, for the power of the green-eyed monster depends on how tall you are. So say researchers from the Universities of Groningen and Valencia who asked 549 men and women in the Netherlands and Spain to rate how jealous they felt and to identify the qualities in a romantic competitor that were most likely bug them. Men, who generally felt most nervous about attractive, rich and strong rivals, were increasingly relaxed, the taller they...
  • Patriots, NFL deny new spying allegation

    02/03/2008 3:57:28 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 79 replies · 282+ views
    AP and Yahoo News ^ | 3 Feb 08 | None
    PHOENIX - A member of the New England Patriots' video staff taped the St. Louis Rams' last walkthrough before the 2002 Super Bowl, a Boston newspaper reported Saturday. The NFL, however, said it was satisfied this was not another Spygate. New England Patriots chairman and owner Robert Kraft, center, is seen as the team gets ready for a team photo at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. The Patriots will play the New York Giants in the Super Bowl XLII football game on Sunday, Feb. 3 "We were aware of the rumor months ago...
  • Report: Patriots taped Rams before Super Bowl

    02/02/2008 10:34:08 AM PST · by Deo et Patria · 71 replies · 220+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 2, 2008 | Deo et Patria
    An unnamed source has claimed a New England Patriots employee secretly videotaped the St. Louis Rams' pre-game walkthrough the day before Super Bowl XXXVI, the Boston Herald reported Saturday.
  • A Field Guide to Rudy Boosters - Introduction

    02/20/2007 7:25:29 PM PST · by dirtboy · 145 replies · 1,635+ views
    2/20/2007 | dirtboy tory peterson
    Political observers are falling over themselves trying to determine the cladistics of a newly-emergent population of political animal, the Rudy booster. This appears to be the first new species of Republican to emerge in over two decades in the Family Republicanae (the last being Conservatisi reagani), and displays a particularly odd range of behaviors that call into question the long-term political viability of the new species, as well as that of Republicanae in general if they assume a position of dominance. Some observers have proposed classifying the new population as a subspecies of Rinous rockefelleri, whereas others have made a...
  • World news to get a French flavour (CNN a la francaise).

    12/06/2006 4:32:20 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 13 replies · 1,227+ views
    BBC ^ | December 6, 2006 | Caroline Wyatt
    At 2029 French time on Wednesday evening, France's latest bid to shore up its influence on the world stage goes live on the internet, with the launch of the country's first international TV news channel France24. France24 will have some 170 journalists working for it Its debut on satellite and cable TV follows on Thursday evening. The irony is that in order to communicate France's view of world events, at least one of the channel's streams will be reaching its audience across the globe in English. France24 was born out of French President Jacques Chirac's intense frustration that France's...
  • Envy Its a Killer

    11/04/2006 1:40:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 114 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | 11-04-06 | Fr. James Farfaglia
    byFr. James Farfaglia Other Articles byFr. James FarfagliaContact this Author Envy Its a Killer 11/04/06 Quick what do Cain, Satan, and Claudias (Uncle of Hamlet) have in common? And do you have it in common with them? In This Article...Bad CompanyThe Envy Trap Be Transformed Bad Company Im talking here about envy, one of the seven deadly sins. They all had it Satan still has it and if you have it, well, suffice it to say you may not want to be in their company. To diagnose whether you have envy or whether...
  • Rage over MySpace photo leads to arrest

    09/14/2006 9:49:40 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 57 replies · 2,612+ views
    AP via ^ | 14 September 2006
    MESA, Ariz. --A 22-year-old woman was arrested after authorities say she tried to hire someone to kill another woman whose photo appeared on her boyfriend's Web page. Heather Michelle Kane was booked Tuesday for investigation of conspiracy to commit murder, Mesa Detective Jerry Gissel said. She was arrested after she met an undercover Mesa police detective at a grocery store, gave the officer $400 and offered to pay an additional $100 once the woman had been killed, according to court records. The records say Kane gave the undercover officer photographs taken from her boyfriend's social networking Web page of...
  • The fast-fading luster of the American story[Barf Alert]

    06/15/2006 4:20:53 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies · 297+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 6/14/06 | Nathan Gardels and Mike Medavoy
    The publication of cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish daily earlier this year inflamed the pious and mobilized the militant across the Muslim world. The American casting of Chinese actresses in "Memoirs of a Geisha" stirred the considerable ire of Japanese nationalists when it was released. At a recent Rolling Stones concert in Shanghai, the Chinese government prohibited the aging rockers from singing "Let's Spend the Night Together." Indonesian Muslim activists are in an uproar over the launch of a local version of Playboy magazine - even though there is no nudity. These are but the latest...
  • Jealousy cited in abuse case (Police Say Child Abuse Case is Worst They Have Ever Seen)

    06/14/2006 6:14:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies · 2,107+ views
    Times Union ^ | June 14, 2006 | Mike Goodwin
    SCHENECTADY -- A transient's anger over his girlfriend's relationships with other men may explain why he targeted the woman's 4-year-old daughter for abuse that left the youngster with broken bones and possible blindness, authorities said.Jose Munoz allegedly broke bones in Xctasy Garcia's arm and shoulder and then held a bleach-soaked rag to her eyes as punishment for urinating in her pants Saturday. Her body was covered with bruises and cigarette burns that police believe were inflicted earlier.Munoz administered stern discipline to the girl and her 7- and 8-year-old brothers, but authorities said the girl took the brunt of the...
  • Trouble ahead for the American middle class

    05/16/2006 9:05:47 AM PDT · by jpsb · 148 replies · 2,608+ views
    Free Republic | may 16, 2006 | jim shirreffs
    I have for many years now, been warning of the age old battle between the super rich and the middle class. Only in the usa during the 19th and 20th century, did the middle class win that battle. During the 19th and 20th century in the usa the power of the super wealthy was curtailed. Government enacted laws that protected the middle class and encouraged exspandsion of the middle class. Anti-trust laws prevented the super rich from gaining control over entire industries. Today these laws are ignored. Labor laws enabled workers to bargain for a living wage. Today these laws...
  • GMA's Class Warriors Sneer at Health Exec Sleeping on "Nice Sheets"

    04/20/2006 5:12:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 900+ views
    GMA/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein April 20, 2006 On the heels of MSM outrage at the retirement package granted to Exxon/Mobil CEO Lee Raymond, Good Morning America was back at the class-warfare ramparts this morning with a new target in its sights, Dr. William McGuire, head of United Health Group. As the result of share prices that have increased over 7,000 percent, stock options granted McGuire are currently worth in excess of $1 billion. ABC reporter Dan Harris narrated the segment, and GMA set the tone with its title - "You Must be Kidding!" But there was no joking about the class-warfare...
  • Poll: Most Americans say tax system unjust

    04/15/2006 6:34:36 AM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 72 replies · 1,183+ views
    AP ^ | 4-14-2006 | WILL LESTER
    WASHINGTON - Almost as certain as death and taxes is the public's feeling that the U.S. income tax system is not fair. An Ipsos Poll released this week found almost six of 10 people, 58 percent, say the system is unjust, a number that is virtually unchanged from two decades ago. ADVERTISEMENT People think the middle class, the self-employed and small businesses pay too much in taxes, the poll found. And they think those with high incomes and big businesses don't pay enough. The survey was conducted in the days before the mid-April deadline for filing income tax returns. Dissatisfaction...
  • Darwins Cathedral

    02/22/2006 7:01:15 PM PST · by gobucks · 113 replies · 1,485+ views
    Australia - On Line Opinion ^ | 23 Feb 06 | Hiram Caton
    On Charles Darwins passing in 1882, influential friends intervened to thwart his wish to be buried in a humble coffin in his parish. Such an interment, they felt, would deprive England of the privilege of honouring one of its great men. So it was that the professed agnostic was buried with high ceremony in Westminster Abbey. Canon Frederic Farrars eulogy assured his countrymen that the views of the deceased did not menace the Crown with the boisterous materialism promoted in the free thought press. Darwins life-long service to his parish, and his occasional acknowledgement of the Creator, proved his loyalty...
  • Johnny Damon's Soul For Sale on e-Bay

    12/21/2005 2:12:25 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 31 replies · 779+ views
    e-bay ^ | 12-21-05 Once a huge piece to the puzzle in the Red Sox triumphant 2004 World Series Championship, this 32 year old leadoff hitter has decided to sell his soul to the highest bidder. This package includes his wife (NY bidders please remember the Anna Benson Deal) Michelle. This Package is very marketable and loves the media. Winner will acquire very hard worker, with little league arm. Soul is defined as "the actuating cause of an individual life", in this case $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Please be advised when purchasing, honor is not available. THERE IS NO RETURN ON THIS SALE. this is not...
  • Green country (Alberta becomes Canada's favourite punching bag)

    11/27/2005 7:26:23 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 72 replies · 2,014+ views
    Western Standard ^ | November 28, 2005 | Ezra Levant
    What's left once all of Canada's faux national myths have been invalidated? Nothing but jealousy ------------------------------------------ Seventeen ordinary people shared the $54-million Lotto 6/49 payout last month. Those 15 men and two women were co- workers at a small-town gas plant in Alberta. They are the dictionary definition of "working class"; most wore blue jeans, ball caps and T-shirts when they claimed their millions, and they stopped off at a Tim Hortons on the way. What a great human interest story--salt of the earth working folks splitting up the big prize. Nice. But not according to Canada's largest news syndicate,...
  • Buyers' Market Worries House 'Flippers' (Real Estate Bubble)

    10/20/2005 8:17:28 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 50 replies · 2,193+ views ^ | 10/20/2005 | Ron De Pasquale
    Get in, get out, get the next deal. That's the code of the ''flipper." Flipping -- buying and quickly reselling houses -- has helped some investors make a killing in booming markets like Boston's western suburbs. But with concerns rising about a slowing housing market, has the world flipped on flippers? Some analysts and brokers think so. * * * Real estate investing by buyers who don't plan on living in their properties is arguably at historically unprecedented levels, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said last month in a speech to the American Bankers Association. This suggests that speculative activity...

    04/17/2005 7:30:24 PM PDT · by Quix · 6 replies · 406+ views
    There are three great articles at the URL. I think the last one is fittingly put first for this forum. Stop Chewing Lanna Perry 4th April 2005 Sydney Australia My precious children, My precious possessions, My precious branches, heed the word I am to speak for My heart is grieved. My heart is grieved My children, because as each of you are connected to me the One and Only true Vine, yet many of you are doing things that I am not pleased with. My precious branches, you know what I see? I see some of you chewing at...