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  • Dangerous Denial: Just 29% Of Democrats Say Orlando Was An Islamic Terror Attack

    06/17/2016 12:30:32 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/17/2016 | Staff
    Radical Islam: Omar Mateen could not have been more clear or more emphatic about his motivation for killing 49 people and wounding 53 others at an Orlando gay nightclub. [snip] Yet when Gallup surveyed the public about the attack, just 29% of Democrats said that it was an act of Islamic terrorism.
  • Fort Carson soldiers evacuated from Colorado peak by helicopter

    06/03/2016 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3,2016
    Defense officials told Fox News that 11 Green Berets from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs were involved in a climbing training exercise Thursday on 14,259-foot Longs Peak, but a few of them had trouble continuing. The group ended up spending the night. Rocky Mountain National Park spokesman Kyle Patterson said they're helping one another climb to the summit of Longs Peak and that rangers are helping as needed. Two soldiers got altitude sickness, and the other soldiers decided to spent the night on the mountain, 10th Special Forces group spokesman Lt. Col. Sean Ryan told ABC News. No one is...
  • Award-Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates Looks for ‘Celebratory & Joyous’ Aspects of ISIS

    11/27/2015 8:51:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2015 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates came under intense fire from social media users on Sunday after tweeting that she has only heard “puritanical & punitive” things about the Islamic State and wonders whether there is anything “celebratory & joyous” about the terrorist group. "All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous? Or is query naive?"
  • UCSB White Student Union to Stage 'White Solidarity' Walk Out

    11/27/2015 4:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | November 27, 2015 | Pardes Seleh
    The Black Lives Matter movement at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is officially being challenged by a new rival campus group, the UCSB White Student Union (WSU). In response to a series of “black-out” demonstrations last week at UCSB and college campuses nationwide calling for “solidarity with Mizzou” black students, the UCSB WSU decided to form its own antithetical “White Student Walk Out” calling for “solidarity” with white students. “Join us as we walk out of our classes at 12:30 PM to show solidarity for our brothers and sisters of European descent,” the Walk Out event description reads....
  • Oprah made a huge bet on Weight Watchers, and the stock EXPLODED 105%

    10/19/2015 1:44:39 PM PDT · by 100American · 16 replies
    Weight Watchers shares are going bonkers. The stock jumped 105% following news that Oprah Winfrey made a big bet on the company. But given the magnitude of the rally, there may be more than just the "Oprah effect." Look out below, she fixin to Explode!!!
  • Bishop Roger Foys: Stop Holding Hands! (during Our Father)

    07/29/2015 5:08:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies ^ | 11/18/11 | Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D. D. Bishop of Covington
    Special note should also be made concerning the gesture for the Our Father. Only the priest is given the instruction to extend his hands. Neither the deacon nor the lay faithful are instructed to do this. No gesture is prescribed for the lay faithful in the Roman Missal; nor the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, therefore the extending or holding of hands by the faithful should not be performed.
  • The Worrywart Generation: The Age of Debilitating Anxieties

    06/15/2015 12:19:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ron Ross
    ".....There are good reasons why society admires courage and despises cowardice. Fear is one of the primary subjects taught in primary and secondary schools both public and private. Teaching fear to young people is a kind of collective child abuse. We are raising a generation of paranoid neurotics. Our children are being taught, erroneously, that individuals and the environment are delicate and fragile. ....Those who are the most paranoid seem to know the least about the objects of their anxieties. For example, fear of genetically modified foods, glutens, and hydraulic fracturing are based almost solely on complete ignorance of these...
  • Despite Obamas hostility toward Israel, most American Jews are still Democrats

    04/07/2015 7:34:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    For those of us in the business of talking about political trends for a living, the Pew Research Center’s latest “deep dive” into the politics of demography is a must-bookmark post.Pew looked into the polling data from 1992 to today and found that the Republican Party is in no better shape than it was 23 years ago. Overall, the number of respondents who identify as Republican is down 5 points since 1992 while Democratic identification is virtually static. When those who lean one way or the other are included, 39 percent self-identify as Republicans and 48 percent as Democratic...
  • North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

    03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 68 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS
    PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods." In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
  • Loyal Obama Supporters, Canceled by Obamacare

    11/06/2013 10:10:05 AM PST · by Hoodat · 87 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | Nov. 6, 2013, 9:57 a.m. | Charles Ornstein
    San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are cradle Democrats. They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obamas re-election. Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietician and diabetes educator. Weve both been in very good health all of our lives exercise, dont smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on, Hammack told me. The couple Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 have been...
  • Father Z Equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis

    07/28/2013 3:36:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Patheos ^ | July 27, 2013 | Sam Rocha
    Father Z Equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis UPDATED July 27, 2013 By Sam Rocha 31 Comments Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, also known (and hereafter referred to) as “Fr. Z,” will surely dispute the claim of this headline, however, this post will show that the proposition “Father Z equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis” is true, by examining the words used by Fr. Z in today’s post at his web log, “Your Excellencies? REALLY?!?”Fr. Z’s post begins with the YouTube video (below) of a large group of Catholic Bishops, dressed in ecclesial attire, rehearsing hand movements to an upbeat religious...
  • Three solar firms file for bankruptcy in a week

    07/09/2013 8:37:28 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    daily caller ^ | 07/09/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    While environmentalists tout benefits of solar power, three solar companies filed for bankruptcy in the past week. Each of them blamed intense global competition for its downfall. The German companies Conergy AG and Gehrlicher Solar AG filed for insolvency in German courts in the past week. The Hawaii-based solar company Hoku also filed for bankruptcy protection, reports Renewable Energy World. Hoku owes up to $1 billion to creditors and had to cancel building a manufacturing plant in Idaho, which had already been delayed several years. Conergys 800 German workers are now in line to get three months of government unemployment...
  • Ice Age warmth wiped out lemmings, study finds (other Democratics moved in)

    11/30/2012 2:28:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/26/12 | Michelle Warwicker
    Ice Age warmth wiped out lemmings, study findsBy Michelle Warwicker BBC Nature 26 November 2012 Last updated at 22:07 Lemmings became "regionally extinct" five times due to rapid climate change during the last Ice Age, scientists have found. **SNIP** Instead the tests revealed that genetically distinct populations of lemmings were "present at different points in time" during the Late Pleistocene, 11,700 to around 126,000 years ago, meaning that the lemming population had been wiped out multiple times and then re-colonised some time after, possibly from populations in eastern Europe or Russia. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the...
  • Romney wins GOP caucus in US territory of Guam [all 9 delegates]

    03/10/2012 12:08:57 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 53 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | march 9, 2012
    TAMUNING, Guam Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked up nine more delegates Saturday, winning unanimous backing at the Guam GOP convention. Republicans on the tiny Pacific island decided to shun traditional paper ballots and all 215 eligible to vote at the convention backed Romney with a show of hands.....
  • Caption Obama supporters

    01/05/2012 2:13:58 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 55 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking about jobs and the economy at Shaker Heights High School during a trip to Cleveland, Ohio January 4, 2012.
  • Buckeye Police "Body-Planted" Grandpa at WalMart in Black Friday Mayhem

    11/25/2011 1:52:39 PM PST · by Altariel · 38 replies
    Phoenix News Times ^ | November 25, 2011 | Ray Stern
    The Buckeye incident is catching national attention this morning. According to news reports, a crowd of fired-up shoppers at the Walmart were clawing at a box of videos games when a little boy was "trampled" and cut his lip. The boy's grandfather then tried to lift the kid, first sticking a video game he was holding in his waistband. The guy reportedly had $600 worth of other merchandise with him he intended to buy -- not exactly the shoplifter type. One witness of the incident quoted by Channel 10 news (KSAZ-TV) seems to indicate that police wildly over-reacted: "You would...
  • "Obama vs Bush".....need some facts---VANITY

    07/11/2011 6:00:39 PM PDT · by Fawn · 21 replies
    July 11, 2001 | Fawn
    My friend and I are going back and forth with some Obama lemming regarding Obama vs Bush economy. Can you please help me with some facts on gas prices, economy, stimulus, socialism, jobs and anything else that can help me show this guy that Obama did NOT inherit such a mess that he has to continually blame Bush...and how he made this economy so much worse while in office??? Here is his latest reply: "trying to get all you HATERS to take off your blinders and realize how BUSH tried to destroy our GREAT country. It's so convenient to forgot...
  • Have Tattoos Lost Their Badass Image?

    10/11/2010 12:48:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 149 replies · 34+ views
    Blast Magazine ^ | 10/10/10 | Erica H. Thompson
    Tattoo artist Jamie Clinton gives 22-year-old Danielle Rondeau a tattoo of a blue bird on her ribcage at Stingray Body Art in Allston. Danielle Rondeau, 22, a senior sociology major at Northeastern University, calmly lies on her side on top of a black, padded table. She sighs quietly, her body relaxed. Ready? asks her aunt Marie. Rondeau lifts up her black V-neck T-shirt, revealing her midriff and a small metal post through her bellybutton. Rondeau remains still and collected, seemingly unaffected by the constant sound of needles buzzing in the narrow cubicles surrounding her. Good to go, she says. The...
  • Americans following Obama

    08/18/2010 3:48:16 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Just for fun...
  • Obama administration running off a cliff

    06/17/2010 7:44:44 PM PDT · by ancientart · 33 replies · 1,489+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | June 17, 2010 | Kenneth C. Blanchard
    According to the First Law of Cartoon Physics, when a body is suspended in air it will remain suspended until it becomes aware of its situation. (See William Geoffrey Shotts at I would add as a corollary that, a few seconds after the body in question notices that it has run clear off a cliff, it will begin to fall. Wile E. Coyote demonstrated this numerous times in his campaigns against the Road Runner. My high school physics teacher hated cartoons precisely because they taught so many wrong lessons about the physical world. He was right of course. Nonetheless,...
  • Defend the heroes who fought for health reform (Projectile Barf Alert!)

    03/25/2010 7:55:16 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Daily DNC Talking Points ^ | 25 March 2010 | Tim Kaine
    On Sunday night, many Congressional Democrats in tough districts cast courageous votes for health reform -- even though they knew that insurance companies and their Republican allies would retaliate immediately. The Democratic National Committee is already fighting back hard, with a sophisticated ad strategy, events on the ground, and the best rapid-response program in the history of politics. But we need your help to keep it up. Please donate today.
  • "Insulted" by Israel, U.S. scrambles to save talks

    03/13/2010 6:21:24 PM PST · by americanophile · 123 replies · 4,874+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | March 13, 2010 | Alastair Macdonald
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) Israel's relationship with the United States, a defining feature of the troubled Middle East, was under severe strain as diplomats scrambled on Saturday to save newborn U.S.-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians. A senior U.S. official predicted "a dicey period here in the next couple days to a couple of weeks" as Palestinians demanded the reversal of a new Israeli settlement plan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, which includes pro-settler parties, reacts to unusually blunt criticism from Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Israel's behavior "insulting" after it approved 1,600 new homes last week...
  • Coffee Party Group Therapy Session

    03/14/2010 7:50:36 AM PDT · by Xenophon450 · 23 replies · 565+ views
    Youtube ^ | March 13, 2010 | Lee Doren
    All hail the new political class!!! LOL
  • Obama expects Democrats to act like lemmings and march over a cliff

    02/24/2010 12:39:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 826+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/24/10 | Rick Moran
    This is a man so out of touch with the national mood he has doubled down on a pair of deuces. By going for the comprehensive, trillion dollar health insurance reform plan, the president has thrown caution, common sense, and perhaps his congressional majorities to the wind so that, he believes, history will treat him kindly for making government run health care a reality. As this Ruth Marcus piece in the Washington Post points out, it's not Republicans that Obama's health care summit is targeting. It is members of his own party who don't like the idea of being cannon...
  • Obama to Democrats: Dont Play It Safe

    02/03/2010 12:47:31 PM PST · by Justaham · 21 replies · 699+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2-3-10 | JEFF ZELENY
    President Obama urged Democrats not to be defeatist about the loss of their supermajority in the Senate, declaring: If anyone is searching for a lesson from Massachusetts, I promise you, the answer is not to do nothing. In an appearance today at a retreat for Senate Democrats, the president reminded his former colleagues that they still held one of the partys largest majorities in Senate history. While he implored Congress to press forward on health care legislation, he said initiatives to create jobs should also take priority. Mr. Obama sought to lift the spirits of Democrats who are facing a...
  • Oregon voters pass tax measures

    01/26/2010 9:21:45 PM PST · by Bhoy · 194 replies · 6,712+ views ^ | Jan 26 2010 | NA
    It looks like Oregon corporations and high-income earners will pay higher state taxes as voters weighed in Tuesday on two hotly debated measures. The Oregonian has determined that Measures 66 and 67 will pass by wide margins. Measure 66 raises the income tax paid by households earning at or above $250,000 a year or individual filers who make $125,000 or more. Measure 67 raises the state's $10 minimum corporate income tax. Together they generate an estimated $727 million, which has already been budgeted by the 2009 Legislature for public schools and other state services. The tax measures were strongly supported...
  • Axelrod: No White House shake-up in the works

    01/24/2010 7:53:49 AM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies · 721+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top political aide says there's no White House shake-up in the works even as Obama's campaign manager is given a greater role in the administration. David Plouffe (pluhf) will deal mainly with this fall's elections involving Congress and governors as reeling Democrats try to rebound after last week's shocking Senate defeat in Massachusetts. Obama's chief political strategist, David Axelrod, says Plouffe will take a more active role. But Axelrod says don't expect a staff shake-up. He says "nothing gets Washington more excited than someone losing their job."... Axelrod appeared on CNN's "State of the Union."...
  • John McCain, critic-in-chief? (Lindsey Graham says McCain is GOP leader) (massive hurl alert)

    12/11/2009 3:49:39 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,324+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-12-11 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Barack Obama began his presidency with an open hand toward the man he had just defeated in a race that was at times bitter. "There are few Americans who understand this need for common purpose and common effort better than John McCain," said Obama at an inauguration-eve tribute dinner to his former foe. But in the year since that evening of comity and collegiality, McCain has emerged as one of the leading critics of the new president. On foreign policy, his traditional area of expertise, and domestic affairs, where McCain has shown new passion, the 72-year-old Arizonan is making it...

    07/18/2009 2:49:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1,306+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 18, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama yesterday ordered Congress to move full speed ahead on health care -- ignoring both growing resistance within his own party and a warning from Capitol Hill's top budget watchdog of soaring costs ahead. "Now is not the time to slow down or lose heart," the president said, also warning that any health-care overhaul enacted by Congress "cannot add to the deficit, and I mean it." But in bombshell testimony Thursday that rocked Capitol Hill, the director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office warned that proposals now before the House and the Senate would do exactly that -- and...
  • The Kindest, Bravest, Warmest, Most Wonderful Human Being

    07/10/2009 2:42:54 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 40 replies · 3,209+ views
    NRO ^ | July 09, 2009 | Mark Krikorian
    I don't get to the lower level of Washington's Union Station much, but today I passed through and saw "My Obama Shop" that's the actual name of an entire store devoted to all things Obama. My phone takes lousy pictures, but a blogger at Cato has a photo. Obviously there's a market for this sort of thing (I'm assuming it's not a government-owned business, at least for now) is a way there never would be for "My Bob Dole Shop" or "My John McCain Shop," but it's still kind of creepy. In fact, the very fact that there is...
  • You Might Be An Obamunist

    03/26/2009 7:21:39 AM PDT · by mnehring · 11 replies · 660+ views
    Do you suffer from a bad case of Obamunism? Take our simple test to find out. You might be an Obamunist if: You have tingles running up your legs when President Obama reads from a TelePrompTer.You believed excessive government spending on President Bushs watch was going to bankrupt the country (What about the deficit? Think of The Children!), but President Obamas spending us into oblivion is actually going to save us.You thought President Bushs cabinet members were evil, (Rice, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, etc.) but Obamas rogues gallery of tax cheats and Bush holdovers is no big deal.You believe President Bushs war...
  • IMF warns of economic riots, police ready for civil unrest

    12/19/2008 7:28:07 AM PST · by TonyStark · 164 replies · 4,317+ views ^ | December 18, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    Pentagon resources and U.S. troops may be used if needed to quell protests and bank runs during an economic crisis, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute reported. "Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security," the War College study states. Incidents of economic collapse, terrorism and disruption of legal order could require deployment of forces within the U.S., it said. A "strategic shock" could require the nation to use "military force against hostile groups inside the United States."
  • Hollywood ponders global warming (Lemmings Alert!)

    11/19/2008 9:15:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 784+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/08 | Derrik J. Lang - ap
    LOS ANGELES Hollywood insiders and climate change experts agree that they can't shove messages about global warming down audiences' throats. They met at the Skirball Cultural Center on Tuesday to discuss how storytelling in film and TV can translate broad issues about climate change to everyday audiences. "The storytelling has to trump everything," said "West Wing" actor Bradley Whitford. --snip-- "One thing we've learned is that apocalyptic stories don't work very well," ..
  • Climate change pushing lemmings over the edge: study

    11/06/2008 5:55:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 627+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/08 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) Once famous for their numbers, Norwegian lemmings are disappearing, say scientists, who point an accusing finger at global warming. The hamster-like rodents burst forth in massive numbers from their sub-Arctic homes every three to five years in a frantic search for food. The mad dash sometimes causes them to race over clifftops and plummet into the sea, thus giving rise to the theory -- now discounted -- of mass suicide. Since 1994, these periodic population explosions have stopped, prompting researchers to ask why. In a study published on Thursday, investigators say the blame lies not with too...
  • STOP TALKING ABOUT MITT ROMNEY (Mitt, please get your people with the program)

    10/28/2008 6:53:24 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies · 542+ views
    What is it with Romney supporters? They're increasingly acting like ... Obama supporters. A cult of personality, above all. Above even, country.
  • Voter ire threatens GOP seats

    10/16/2008 11:26:06 AM PDT · by JZelle · 42 replies · 1,162+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-16-08 | Donald Lambro and Sean Lengell
    A fast-growing anti-Republican wave threatens to significantly shrink the party's ranks in Congress, as Democratic challengers make headway against once safe incumbents including the Senate's minority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Nearly a dozen Senate Republicans - many considered safe for re-election just weeks ago - are now in locked in tight races with Democrats. Analysts and operatives agree that such a change could put Democrats within reach of a filibuster-proof, 60-vote majority. Democrats also are poised to make significant gains in the House, where they now have a 36-seat majority in the 435-member chamber. Analysts are predicting that Republicans...
  • Wall Street is a financial Head-Smashed-In, where ego carries the hordes over the precipice

    09/16/2008 7:06:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 189+ views
    Times of London ^ | 09/17/08 | Carl Mortished
    Wall Street is a financial Head-Smashed-In, where ego carries the hordes over the precipice Carl Mortished: World business briefing Head-Smashed-In is a buffalo jump in Alberta, Canada, a communal kill site where the Plains Indians drove herds of North American bison off the edge of a cliff. Over thousands of years, the Plains tribes developed the skill of goading buffalo towards a precipice. As the animals thundered towards the drop, those in front would try to stop but the sheer weight of the stampeding herd pressing from behind would force the buffalo over the edge. Unesco has designated the buffalo...
  • Do You Wear An "Obamaka"? (Fashion Tips For Liberal Jews Who Support Barack Hussein)

    07/17/2008 1:35:21 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 274+ views
    Debbie ^ | 7/17/2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    **** SPECIAL HUGE THANKS TO DAVID LUNDE/LUNDESIGNS FOR ARTWORK IN THIS POST **** Some months ago, I witnessed a disturbing fashion trend. No, not "Obama" tattoo tramp stamps, but something almost as bad . . . and perhaps worse: the B. Hussein O. campaign has been producing and selling "Obamakas"--yarmulkes with the Barack Obama Presidential campaign logo on them. I cannot imagine a more silly and ironic fashion idea. For those of you who don't know, a yarmulke--pronounced "Yah-Muh-Kuh," thus the Obamaka moniker--is a Jewish religious skullcap that looks like a beanie and which is worn by men (though some...
  • Poll: Obama has less Jewish support than previous Democratic candidates

    07/17/2008 4:31:29 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies · 41+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 17, 2008 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    American Jews are less supportive of Barack Obama than previous Democratic nominees, a new poll has found. The lack of support comes despite overwhelming unhappiness with the Bush administration. The survey, commissioned by the Washington-based advocacy organization J Street, found that only 58 percent of American Jews said they would definitely vote for Obama. Another 4% said they were leaning toward the presumptive Democratic nominee. In contrast, Al Gore and Bill Clinton both drew approximately 80% of the Jewish vote in their respective runs for the presidency, while John Kerry garnered about 76% in 2004. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said...
  • Mika: Clinton Campaign 'Pounced Like Lemmings'

    04/22/2008 4:15:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 182+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika: Clinton Campaign 'Pounced Like Lemmings' By Mark Finkelstein | April 22, 2008 - 07:16 ET Granted, there lots of time to go, but it's not going to be easy to catch Mika Brzezinski, the early clubhouse leader for the Year's Most Inapt Metaphor. Barackophile Brzezinski made her bid for the prize during the opening segment of today's Morning Joe, accusing the Clinton campaign of having pounced on Obama like . . . lemmings. Let's set the stage: the topic was a TV commercial Hillary's running in PA that, in touting her readiness to confront any crisis, briefly flashed an...

    02/04/2008 5:45:18 AM PST · by shortstop · 46 replies · 56+ views ^ | 02/04/08 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Pied Piper had an interesting job. He played his flute and rats followed him. They followed him right out of town. He charmed them. That's kind of how this election is going. The Pied Piper is playing and the rats are following. It was a two-part process, really. The piper had to pipe and the rats had to follow. He did something and they did something essentially, they gave themselves over to him and decided to follow him wherever he went. Like I said, that's just like this election. The Pied Piper is the evening news and the...
  • Live Earth gigs send eco-warning

    07/08/2007 9:02:46 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 24 replies · 2,032+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/8/07
    The Live Earth concerts have drawn to a close, with the curtain going down in New Jersey in the US, after a finale performance from The Police.... But critics have said it was hypocritical for performers who fly around the world on tours to push the message of cutting down on carbon emissions. George Marshall of the Climate Outreach Information Network told the BBC: "Having the richest people in the world saying, 'Hey! We all need to cut back a bit!' is, let's face it, absurd." Madonna brought London's Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,464 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Friday, February 09, 2007

    02/09/2007 2:48:03 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 146 replies · 1,181+ views
  • Chicago ponders war protester's suicide

    11/26/2006 12:34:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies · 1,723+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | November 26, 2006 | ASHLEY M. HEHER
    CHICAGO - Malachi Ritscher envisioned his death as one full of purpose. He carefully planned the details, mailed a copy of his apartment key to a friend, created to-do lists for his family. On his Web site, the 52-year-old experimental musician who'd fought with depression even penned his obituary. At 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 3 four days before an election caused a seismic shift in Washington politics Ritscher, a frequent anti-war protester, stood by an off-ramp in downtown Chicago near a statue of a giant flame, set up a video camera, doused himself with gasoline and lit himself...
  • Natalie Maines: "US hasnt caught on yet"

    09/13/2006 6:05:20 PM PDT · by beansox · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 9/13/2006 | CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
    TORONTO (CP) - Tell these feisty chicks to "shut up and sing" and they'll make a movie. The Dixie Chicks have rebounded from death threats, stinging political attacks and radio station battles with "Shut Up and Sing," a moving documentary that debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was three years ago that front woman Natalie Maines told a London audience that the Texas band was embarrassed U.S. President George W. Bush was from their home state. Since then, the trio has weathered a firestorm of controversy to create a new album, discover new fans, have a...
  • * Dr. James Dobson May DECIDE Florida Gov. Race *

    08/30/2006 6:42:10 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 550 replies · 7,101+ views
    I am proudly endorsing Tom Gallagher for Governor of Florida. In a day when moral standards are up for grabs, Tom will be a champion for the family. He will work to provide genuine school choice for every Florida child, and he understands that the courts must be reigned in. Dr. James Dobson National Conservative Leader
  • "COLD CASE" - TWA FLIGHT 800 Movement in D.C. on FBI cover-up

    08/21/2006 8:19:46 PM PDT · by AnimalLover · 137 replies · 2,669+ views
    World Net ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jack Cashill
    Serious movement in D.C. and if I hadn't been there, I would not have believed it. For several months Joan Wire and her daughter have been trying to secure an appointment with a highly effective government official we'll simply call Mr. Washington. Joan Wire is the stalwart wife of Mike Wire. Mike is the storied "man on the bridge," the single most critical eyewitness in the saga of TWA Flight 800, the 747 that was inexplicably blown out of the sky on the night of July 17, 1996. The CIA built its notorious zoom-climb animation around Mike's position on...
  • Google goes free-range

    05/20/2006 6:57:38 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 30 replies · 427+ views
    San Jose Mercury News via Google Blog ^ | May 12, 2006 | Elinor Mills
    Google, whose founders reportedly drive Prius gas-electric cars and have invested in alternative energy, is now taking a stand for animal rights. The company will announce that its cafeterias will serve only eggs from cage-free hens, according to an article in the San Jose Mercury News on Thursday. That's no small matter; the company serves about 300,000 eggs a year to about 6,000 employees a year, the article said. "Animal rights groups urged the switch, noting that at many large farms, six or more hens are confined in a single wire cage," the newspaper reported. "For 12 to 18 months...
  • A Principled Stand On Alito (The DLC opposes a filibuster)

    01/29/2006 2:27:33 PM PST · by Pukin Dog · 102 replies · 2,565+ views
    Ive spent no time on Free Republic today, because Ive been monitoring my favorite nut-job sites to see whether or not they were actually going to go ahead with their incredibly stupid plans to attempt a filibuster against the Senate Confirmation of Judge Alito. Im telling you folks, if you ever wanted to see Liberal madness in action, just pop on over to one of these Democrat web sites. But I warn you, please do so before eating if you dont want to risk tossing your cookies. What you will join me in witnessing, is the inward implosion of the...