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  • Dogs aren't the only ones that don't like the mail man

    01/29/2014 1:10:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    News96.5.com via you tube ^ | 1/29/2014 | Mark Starling
    Generally speaking, dogs are usually the animals that have the most trouble with mail man. But dogs aren't the only ones with adverse feelings...now cats have joined the game. The mail carrier in the video seems to be having way too much fun with the feline felon.
  • Smart cat closes the box like a human

    12/24/2013 7:34:12 PM PST · by albasun · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 24.12.2013 | altin
    useful cat
  • Firm to female staffers: Learn hard words

    10/25/2013 2:20:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 121 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 25, 2013 | Natalie O'Neill
    Smart women don’t show cleavage — or at least that’s what one high-powered Manhattan law firm is telling its female employees. The legal firm Clifford Chance sent female associates a bizarre memo advising them to stop giggling, squirming and showing cleavage while speaking in public, irking female employees who called the tips sexist, the legal news website Abovethelaw.com reports.
  • This Finally Gives Conservatives A Reason To "Like" Obama's Logo

    07/03/2013 10:47:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-3-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I did a cursory image search, and I didn't see this idea taken yet...which as simple as it is was REALLY surprising!
  • The Secret Behind the “Like” Button (on Facebook)

    06/11/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Gary Moyers ^ | May 29, 2013 | Gary Moyers
    I have long held suspicions that the Like button on Facebook is not your friend.I’m sure you’ve seen some of the pictures floating around Facebook that seem to make no sense. There seems to be no end to the litany of crossword puzzles asking you to “type the first word you see.” Maybe you’ve seen a picture of… well, almost anything that might elicit a reaction, asking you to “share if you agree, Like of you don’t.”How about the innumerable political posts, calling for impeachment or support? Are all those posts really put out there by people who care? Then,...
  • Palestinian jailed for Facebook like

    03/30/2013 1:33:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    A Palestinian man has been sentenced to six months in prison for 'liking' a Facebook status criticising a Palestinian leader The Jerusalem Post reports that a Palestinian man who clicked "Like" on a Facebook status criticising a Palestinian Authority (PA) official has been sentenced to six months in prison. Anas Ismail, 29, of Salfit, near Nablus, was found guilty of "libel and slander."
  • The Healthcare Myths We Must Confront

    06/29/2012 7:28:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    The American ^ | June 29, 2012 | Cliff Asness
    As debate about whether ObamaCare is a good idea continues, rejecting four major misconceptions about healthcare is crucial to any chance of our eventually emerging with a better system. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision, we must refocus. The Court’s decision was never about whether ObamaCare was a good idea, only about whether it was constitutional. The Court found a convoluted way to uphold the law.That’s done, but the debate on whether ObamaCare’s provisions are good ideas will continue. To date, this debate has been unable to shake off a lot of mythology—things believed about healthcare and...
  • Cops: NY man shoots friend in leg at his request

    05/15/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 33 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 8:33 AM EDT | Unknown
    STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a northern New York man had his friend shoot him in the leg with a rifle because he wanted to know what it feels like to be shot.
  • Does the 1st Amendment cover clicking 'like' on Facebook?

    05/05/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | Michelle Maltais
    Before you click that "like" button in Facebook, you should know that a judge in federal court asserted that this is not protected under the 1st Amendment. In what boils down to a wrongful termination case (Bland vs. Roberts) brought before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, four former employees of a sheriff up for reelection claimed that they were fired after, among other things, he discovered that they "liked" his opponent's campaign page on Facebook. "According to the Plaintiffs, after learning of their support of their opponent, the Sheriff called a meeting in which he...
  • Meghan McCain on MSNBC: If Dad Endorsed ‘Moron’ Santorum ‘I’d Be, Like, Slitting My Wrists’

    01/05/2012 12:05:03 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 76 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | Posted on January 5, 2012 at 12:57pm | Jonathon Seidl
    We’ll leave you to decide for yourself what you think of the political analysis Meghan McCain — daughter of Sen. John — offered on MSNBC Wednesday night with Lawrence O’Donnell. In short: O’Donnell was trying to convince her that everyone hates Mitt Romney, but McCain explained that she really doesn’t like the “moron” Rick Santorum. She followed that up by saying what she would have done had Sen. McCain, who just endorsed Romney, endorsed Santorum.
  • Dolphins 'Talk' Like Humans, New Study Suggests

    09/08/2011 9:24:29 AM PDT · by twister881 · 34 replies
    Live Science ^ | 07 September 2011 | Jeanna Bryner
    Dolphins "talk" to each other, using the same process to make their high-pitched sounds as humans, according to a new analysis of results from a 1970s experiment. The findings mean dolphins don't actually whistle as has been long thought, but instead rely on vibrations of tissues in their nasal cavities that are analogous to our vocal cords.
  • Like buttons

    08/17/2011 7:54:03 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 14 replies
    Self | 8/17/11 | Self
    I noticed the 'like' button for facebook is no longer on certain (all) articles. I would suggest re-adding this, and also adding the 'tweet' button to post on twitter. Check out: 1. Twitter button code: https://twitter.com/about/resources/tweetbutton 2. Facebook button code: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/
  • Milwaukee Mob Victim Recalls Beating ... 'Oh, White Girl Bleeds a Lot' ...

    07/06/2011 11:32:48 AM PDT · by massmike · 96 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com ^ | 07/06/2011 | n/a
    Shaina Perry remembers the punch to her face, blood streaming from a cut over her eye, her backpack with her asthma inhaler, debit card and cellphone stolen, and then the laughter. "They just said 'Oh, white girl bleeds a lot,'" said Perry, 22, who was attacked at Kilbourn Reservoir Park over the Fourth of July weekend. Though Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn noted Tuesday that crime is colorblind, he called the Sunday night looting of a convenience store near the park and beatings of a group of people who had gone to the park disturbing, outrageous and barbaric.
  • When did the f-Like Button pop up here?

    06/20/2011 12:34:57 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 69 replies
    Free Republic | June 20, 2011 | libertarian27
    I just noticed the facebook-Like icon on the new article posts - or am I seeing things?
  • Facebook-Obsessed Couple Names Baby "Like"

    05/16/2011 11:34:22 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/16/2011 | Sajid Farooq
    Think you like Facebook? Think again. An Israeli couple likes Facebook so much that they named their newborn daughter "Like." You know as in the like icon on the popular Palo Alto-based social-networking site. "To me it is important to give my children names that are not used anywhere else, at least not in Israel," the father told the German Press Agency dpa."If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today [the Facebook Like] is one of the most famous icons in the world." Like is Lior and Vardit Adler's third child. The other two are...
  • ultra-vanity : English major needed.

    02/18/2011 12:37:57 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 98 replies
    2 18 11
    I know what a noun is, and what a verb is, but when people use the word "like" in a sentence, "And he was like really mad." Is there a term for the usage of "like" in that context?
  • What Do Terrorists Look Like?

    12/16/2010 9:56:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 12/16/10 | John
    I’m stealing this from Maetenloch over at Ace’s because it’s amazing. The blog S Weasel put this together: I hope all you 4th amendment “purists” can now see why this is necessary:
  • Israeli Arabs Like Matzoh

    04/04/2010 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 621+ views
    INN ^ | 4/4/10 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) During the week of Passover, in which Jews are commanded to eat only matzoh – unleavened bread – one would be hard-pressed to find anything other than the flat, cracker-like wafers in any Jewish store in Israel. In the Passover Haggadah, which tells the story of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt, matzoh is described as the Bread of Affliction, because Jews had no time to allow the dough to rise properly for baking before fleeing their Egyptian taskmasters. In the Arab sector, however, – 20 percent of Israel's population -- Muslims and Christians are not obligated to observe Jewish...
  • Why do so many people talk like that?

    12/31/2009 11:04:42 AM PST · by don-o · 310 replies · 5,508+ views
    Little House on Unaka | December 31, 2009 | don-o
    For some examples, tune in to Hannity's show in the afternoon and hear young (I assume) females who speak in some sort of Valley Girl / Munchkin combination of vocabulary and inflection. In the interest of equal treatment, many young males also exhibit poor communication skills; but poor in a different way. Many sound like remarkable apes who have learned rudimentary human speech. What is the cause of this loss of standard speech? This has been troubling me for quite some time. The last day of the year is a good time to get it out of my head and...
  • Like Car Insurance, Health Coverage May Be Mandated

    07/21/2009 9:18:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 796+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/22/09 | Ceci Connolly
    President Obama's dream of dramatically remaking the nation's health-care system is still a long way from reality. But if lawmakers can reach an accord, one thing is virtually certain: For the first time ever, every American would be required to carry health insurance. The requirement, known as an individual mandate, is among the most far-reaching changes envisioned this year by those pushing for health-care reform. And it is one of the few common threads running through all three bills being considered in Congress, greatly increasing the likelihood it will survive the legislative process. Obama continued Tuesday to push lawmakers struggling...
  • Kendra Wilkinson To Run For US Senate (Pennsylvania) In 2010?

    01/15/2009 10:12:04 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 8 replies · 834+ views
    January 16, 2009 | aas
    Dwat those wascally Democrats! It appears as though they've done it again! In a clever flanking move in Pennsylvania, American Political Idol contestant Kendra Wilkinson has gotten "engaged" to a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver. Once the two are "married", the door is wide open for a US Senate run for Ms. Wilkinson in 2010 against Republican incumbent Arlen Specter. Like, you know - this is a TOTALLY brilliant move - you know. Once the American Political Idol entrant from Chez Kennedy wraps up the currently open Senator seat from the great state of New York, the two potential gal pals...
  • What's Not To Like? Why Fondness Makes Us Poor Judges, But Dislike Is Spot-on

    04/22/2008 8:17:14 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 75+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-23-2008 | University of Chicago Press Journals - Eureka Alert
    What's Not To Like? Why Fondness Makes Us Poor Judges, But Dislike Is Spot-on ScienceDaily (Apr. 23, 2008) — How good are we at guessing other people's likes and dislikes? Ever bring a favorite dish to a potluck -- only to watch it go uneaten? Or receive an unwelcome shock when a cherished product is discontinued for lack of sales? People have the tendency to assume the whole world likes what we like, reveals new research from the June 2008 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. However, we don't generalize the same way when it comes to things we...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-25-07 (Randi Rhodes Suggests That Blackwater Started California Fires)

    10/25/2007 5:27:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 131 replies · 115+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 25, 2007 | Randi Rhodes and PJ-Comix
    Apparently Randi Rhodes suffered worse head injuries than originally thought when she was ASSAULTED last week by 14 Bloody Marys. Air America is the main Leftwing radio network (which means it is tottering on the verge of collapse) and Randi Rhodes is their primary host. So what does it say about the left when their primary representative on the radio sounds like a flat out Moonbat with her theory that the wildfires in Southern California were started by Blackwater. Read her ranting below and for verification check out the audio above. Hey, Randi, maybe it you really weren't attacked...
  • Soggy night for Seahawks game (By God That's Football!! **ping**)

    11/06/2006 4:13:46 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 8 replies · 320+ views
    Northwest Cable news ^ | November 6, 2006 | KING5.com Staff
    SEATTLE - Rain and wind are forecast for Seattle during the Seahawks' Monday night football game at Qwest Field and the Seattle Police Department is asking fans to use some extra care when traveling tonight. Stormy weather is causing traffic congestion throughout the city and it will only get worse as rush hour approaches. Ticket-holders are being advised to head for Qwest Field an additional 90 minutes earlier than they had originally planned. And if you're planning on watching the game in your cozy living room, you should consider leaving work a little early.
  • US Government to Authorize Nazi-Like Human Experiments

    09/06/2006 11:00:27 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 55 replies · 1,804+ views
    http://www.profamilylawcenter.com/ ^ | 9 6 06 | Richard D. Ackerman
    The FDA is presently considering guidelines that would allow scientists to conduct "emergency research" on patients without any informed consent. PFLC is launching a direct challenge to these proposed regulations which would allow Nazi-like experimentation on human beings. Do you remember from history what the Nazi party and Joseph Mengele did to human subjects during WWII? These reprobates conducted dangerous medical experiments on innocent people without consent. Many people died as a result of the Nazis' human experiments and many others suffered a lifetime of post-experimental trauma and injury. This is not to mention the deprivation of basic human dignity...
  • 'I Thought Only Of Escape. I felt Like A Poor Chicken In A Hen House'

    09/06/2006 7:41:33 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 952+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | Kate Connolly
    'I thought only of escape. I felt like a poor chicken in a hen house' By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 07/09/2006) Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian teenager who was held in captivity beneath a garage for eight years, said yesterday she had thought "only of escape" during her imprisonment and dreamed of cutting off her kidnapper's head with an axe. Austrians watch the TV interview on a big screen in a café in Vienna Speaking to the media for the first time since her ordeal ended with her escape two weeks' ago, Miss Kampusch appeared self-confident, witty, articulate and strong-willed....
  • OR: Surfer fights off shark attack near Florence jetty("We were like, No, dude, that's a porpoise")

    09/01/2006 8:44:37 AM PDT · by Stoat · 36 replies · 3,333+ views
    KATU 2 TV News (ABC) ^ | August 31, 2006
    Surfer fights off shark attack near Florence jetty    VIDEO   FLORENCE, Ore. - A surfer says he will return to the ocean after he was attacked by a shark that bit his foot, requiring more than 30 stitches. Tom Larson was surfing Tuesday with a small group off the South Jetty when his buddy, Keenan Keeley, thought he saw a dorsal fin. "We were like, 'No, dude, that's a porpoise,"' the 23-year-old welder from Eugene said. "We'd seen some porpoises in the water earlier." Larson said conditions appeared safe - no wind, no ominous overcast skies, no sea...
  • ‘Mama’ ready to deploy like her children

    07/11/2006 4:56:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 664+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jul 10, 2006 | Sgt. Eliamar Trapp
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Army News Service, July 10, 2006) – Having volunteered with the Red Cross, Cindra Smith knew there was something wrong when she arrived home from work late one night and had a Red Cross message on her machine. “When I called them back I was told to wait by the phone and expect a call,” she said. “When I got the phone call they said my daughter had been shot in the back during an IED attack in Iraq.” Pvt. Tracy Branton, Smith’s oldest daughter, was a heavy wheel mechanic on a convoy in Iraq when it...
  • UN Is Like Twlight Zone, Says Bolton

    04/30/2006 5:14:17 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 993+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-1-2006 | Alec Russell
    UN is like the Twilight Zone, says Bolton (Filed: 01/05/2006) In his first interview with a British newspaper, America's ambassador to the United Nations tells Alec Russell why it is in dire need of reform John Bolton was in his element. America's famously blunt UN ambassador and hundreds of other senior diplomats had just spent almost two hours twiddling their thumbs in a deadlocked meeting awaiting a letter from the secretary general. John Bolton says he is not combative. ‘I am assertive’ Then moments after the document arrived, the session was adjourned as the representatives of the developing world retired...
  • (Charles) Taylor 'Looked Like A Whipped Dog' As Justice Caught Up

    04/01/2006 7:01:56 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-2-2006 | Hans Nichols
    Taylor 'looked like whipped dog' as justice caught up By Hans Nichols in Freetown, Sierra Leone (Filed: 02/04/2006) Slumped and sombre, Charles Taylor uttered not a single word as he sat in the United Nations helicopter that spirited him from Liberia, where he once ruled, to neighbouring Sierra Leone, where he is accused of committing war crimes. "He looked like a whipped dog. A look of total defeat," said a UN official, one of 16 passengers on the flight that brought Taylor to the tribunal he has eluded for three years. Charles Taylor in Freetown "You look at someone that...
  • Drug Test Subject 'Looks Like Elephant Man' Says Girlfriend

    03/15/2006 2:21:12 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,536+ views
    Drug test subject 'looks like elephant man' says girlfriend (Filed: 15/03/2006) The girlfriend of a man fighting for life after taking part in a pharmaceuticals trial has said the drugs he was given have left him looking "like the Elephant Man". Myfanwy Marshall Myfanwy Marshall, 35, said her boyfriend, a 28-year-old British man who had taken part in drug trials before without adverse side effects, felt ill 80 or 90 minutes after being given the drug on Monday. He is now in the intensive care unit at at Northwick Park hospital in north-west London. Five other men were also admitted...
  • Envoy Would Like a 'Cross-ethnic' Iraq Government

    12/20/2005 3:05:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 234+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 20, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 20, 2005 – The U.S. ambassador to Iraq envisions "an Iraq that works" - a country on a path to increase democracy, and one that will respect the rights of all in the country. At a news conference here today, Zalmay Khalilzhad said he wants an increasingly prosperous Iraq that poses no threat to its neighbors, and serves as an example to the region of the power of democracy. The ambassador said it's too early to talk "definitively" about the results of the Dec. 15 election, but it appeared "as if people preferred to vote their ethnic or...
  • You May Not Like It, But Broccoli Can Beat Cancer

    12/06/2005 5:40:06 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-7-2005 | Roger Highfield
    You may not like it, but broccoli can beat cancer By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 07/12/2005) A variety of "super broccoli" has been grown that may boost protection against cancer, scientists said yesterday. The variety has higher levels of sulphoraphane and will help the half of the population which lacks a gene that allows the body to retain the protective plant chemical, they said. Prof Richard Mithen, of the Institute of Food Research in Norwich and the lead scientist on the project, said yesterday: "Eating a few portions of broccoli each week may help to reduce the risk of...
  • Preserving the Earth, One Joke at a Time ("It's like a big bag of microwave popcorn")

    11/19/2005 7:36:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 666+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/19/05 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    Preserving the Earth, One Joke at a Time By MICHAEL JANOFSKY Published: November 19, 2005 Jeffrey Tambor performing at the comedy show "Earth to America." Isaac Brekken for The New York TimesLAS VEGAS, Nov. 18 - Ice caps are melting. Oceans are rising. Villages are disappearing. Wild animals are not quite sure what is going on. Pretty funny stuff, eh? Well, on Thursday night it was, as a parade of comedians and a few serious actors joined forces here at Caesars Palace for two and a half hours of environmental consciousness-raising in a live show called "Earth to America," focused...
  • Phila Eagles' Cheerleaders Calendar Creates Major Controversy

    08/01/2005 9:15:35 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 127 replies · 13,729+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | 7/27/05 | Michael D. Schaffer
    PHILADELPHIA - Call it fantasy football. Sexual fantasy football. Leaving little to the imagination, the Philadelphia Eagles unveiled their 2005-06 cheerleaders' lingerie calendar this week with a fashion show at the NovaCare Center. The calendar shows the Eagles' cheerleaders with most of the mystery removed, racier by a few provocative poses than the average Victoria's Secret catalogue, and its introduction definitely was not family entertainment. As the calendar picture of each cheerleader flashed on a screen, the woman herself strutted across the stage in high heels clad in fancy underwear - which was still a good deal more than most...
  • CA: Like him or not, governor knows change our only hope

    07/01/2005 10:45:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 552+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/1/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- It may be that moderate Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger offers the last hope to save California's state government from the ideologues in the Legislature who are running it into a ditch. If so, that hope appears to be slipping away. As his approval ratings tumble in the polls, Schwarzenegger backs away from one reform after another that he has proposed to solve the state's dire fiscal problems. Three of them have survived to appear on the Nov. 8 special election ballot. But the two that might do the most repair work -- reform of the budget process and redrawing...
  • greedy trolls get the ZOT!

    05/08/2005 5:57:02 PM PDT · by blueguy3453 · 67 replies · 2,578+ views
    dude... corporations have like, money.
  • Neanderthals Sang Like Sopranos

    03/15/2005 5:34:39 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 1,436+ views
    ABC Science News ^ | 3-15-2005 | Jennifer Viegas
    Neanderthals sang like sopranos Jennifer Viegas Discovery News Tuesday, 15 March 2005 Neanderthals spoke in a high-pitched, sing-song voice, says one researcher. But not everyone is convinced (Image: iStockphoto) Neanderthals had strong, yet high-pitched, voices that the stocky hominins used for both singing and speaking, says a UK researcher. The theory suggests that Neanderthals, who once lived in Europe from around 200,000 to 35,000 BC, were intelligent and socially complex. It also indicates that although Neanderthals were likely to have represented a unique species, they had more in common with modern humans than previously thought. Stephen Mithen, a professor of...
  • So, who DO we like?

    02/16/2005 10:15:24 PM PST · by jwb0581 · 55 replies · 717+ views
    jwb
    Hannity gets bashed quite a bit on FR, and returned fire today. Rush gets criticized on FR. Nobody on FR seems to like Savage. Drudge was getting pounded on FR a few weeks ago. For a conservative forum we seem to not care for conservatives. What gives? I like all of the aformentioned; just wondering if I'm alone.
  • Anti-Semitism Evolves

    02/15/2005 1:35:09 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 785+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | February 15, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Anti-Semitism may seem to be a static, unchanging phenomenon but in fact the obsessive hatred of Jews has a history that goes back millennia and continues to evolve.Developments since World War II and the Holocaust have been especially fast-paced and portentous. Here are four of the most significant shifts: From right to left: For centuries, anti-Semitism was the hallmark of the right and merely episodic on the left. To take the ultimate examples of these trends, Stalin's Judeophobia was peripheral to his monstrous project, but Hitler's was central to his. Even a decade ago, this pattern still basically held true....
  • CA: Voters like raising taxes — on others (Polls support raising taxes)

    02/06/2005 12:28:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 470+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/6/05 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — Polls are showing the Schwarzenegger administration and Democratic lawmakers that there is vast support among Californians for tax increases — a swift escape from chronic, multibillion-dollar deficit woes. But voters want to tax someone else, anyone else, just not themselves. That is why Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, despite continuing to explore the issue in internal polls, remains flatly opposed to increases in taxes as part of his proposed 2005-06 budget, according to aides and analysts. And that is also why majority Democrats — even Bay Area and Southern California lawmakers who just jointly and quietly introduced a major...
  • 'Catwoman,' Bush Earn Razzie 'Dishonors' (liberal H'wood calls Bush cabinet "bad actors" over Iraq)

    01/24/2005 6:16:17 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 852+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Posted on Mon, Jan. 24, 2005 | DAVID GERMAIN
    President Bush and some of his advisers received worst-acting nominations for their appearances in news and archival footage in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," which assails Bush for his actions surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks. Bush was nominated for worst actor, while Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice got a nomination for worst supporting actress and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for worst supporting actor. Wilson said that while "Fahrenheit 9/11" was a piece of anti-Bush propaganda, the president and his associates earned their Razzie nominations on their own. "It wasn't Mr. Moore's editing," Wilson said. "It's the raw footage of these people...
  • Schoolgirl returns after suspension for toting what looked like alcoholic Jell-O shots

    12/09/2004 9:07:14 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 21 replies · 1,152+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS A fourth-grade girl will be able to return to her suburban New Orleans school tomorrow after serving a nine-day suspension for bringing in what appeared to be Jell-O shots. Neither police nor school officials will say whether the gelatin cups actually contained alcohol. The appearance they contained alcohol was enough to discipline her under school rules. The girl's mother works at a French Quarter bar. She has insisted the Jell-O cups were non-alcoholic. A school system spokesman says the girl told her principal that her mom told her to take the shots to school and sell them "to...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Elusive building, like the man (Hillary: library in Little Rock reflects Bubba perfectly)

    11/25/2004 12:12:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,294+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 11/23/04 | John Brummett
    Elusive building, like the man Tuesday, Nov 23, 2004 By John Brummett I agree with Hillary Clinton when she says her husband's new presidential library in Little Rock reflects him perfectly. But I see it and him differently from the way she sees them. She says the structure represents Bill in that it is open, expansive and full of light. She's correct as far as that goes. But the library mirrors him in a more substantive way: What you make of it depends on your angle. From the Interstate 30 bridge over the Arkansas River the structure looks for all...
  • Ancient Iranian Site Shows Mesopotamia-Like Civilisation

    11/16/2004 4:45:22 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 812+ views
    New Kerala ^ | 11-16-2004
    Ancient Iranian site shows Mesopotamia-like civilisation [World News]: Tehran, Nov 16 : Shellfish is not seen on most Iranians dining tables but it was part of the daily diet of the inhabitants of ancient Jiroft in southern Iran 5,000 years ago that showed the existence of an ancient civilisation. Jiroft, located in Kerman province, is one of the richest historical areas in the world, with ruins and artefacts dating back to the third millennium BC and with over 100 historical sites located along the approximately 400 km of the Halil Rood riverbank, according to Mehr news agency. Many Iranian and...
  • Linda Ronstadt: I don't like singing for Christians

    07/20/2004 4:43:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies · 3,870+ views
    WND ^ | July 20, 2004 | WND
    Singer Linda Ronstadt appears to have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward Republicans and Christians who might be in her audiences – she'd rather not know they are there. In a recent interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, the entertainer said: "This is an election year, and I think we're in desperate trouble and it's time for people to speak up and not pipe down. It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know."...
  • The high cost of pomp and circumstance (Boston more like a third-world city veering out of control)

    07/11/2004 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,319+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/17/04 | Andrew Miga
    The high cost of pomp and circumstance By Andrew Miga/ Online Exclusive Thursday, June 17, 2004 WASHINGTON – Back when the Democratic National Committee first awarded its 2004 convention to Boston nearly two years ago, local pundits gushed about how the event would showcase Boston’s new image as a city that works. There were lots of lofty predictions about boosting tourism and luring more conventions – recasting Boston’s old image of anti-busing violence from the 1970s and its reputation for petty, parochial political backfighting. There was a lot of self-congratulatory hugging and puffing about the “new Boston.” One prominent Hub...
  • Who really discovered America? (Evidence that the Jews did!)

    04/13/2004 6:26:18 AM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies · 4,778+ views
    Far Shores - Ancient Mysteries ^ | FR Post - April 13 2004 | William F. Dankenbring
      WHO REALLY DISCOVERED AMERICA? William F. Dankenbring    Posted Apr 05.04 WHO REALLY DISCOVERED AMERICA? A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western Hemisphere. It contains engraved on its flank the entire Ten Commandments written in ancient Hebrew script! Hebrew scholars, such as Cyrus Gordon of Brandeis University near Boston, have vouched for its authenticity. I visited the site of the huge boulder, near Las Lunas, New Mexico, in 1973 and photographed the Hebrew inscriptions. A local newspaper reporter guided...
  • CA: Key anti-tax groups like Prop. 57

    02/28/2004 10:02:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/28/04 | Aurelio Rojas
    <p>As protectors of the public purse, California's leading anti-tax groups are doing something they wouldn't normally be expected to do - supporting Proposition 57, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $15 billion "economic recovery" bond.</p> <p>Organizations like the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Taxpayers' Association typically dread bonds. Those they do endorse, they say, have to be dedicated to capital investments such as education or highways.</p>