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  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    08/22/2010 3:12:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 22, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    A dozen of the best Op Ed political cartoons from around the country- my humble weekly offering to my fellow FReepers to bring some levity here in the darkest depths of the Obammunist era: Reaganite's Sunday Funnies
  • Do you know which state's governor did these things?

    08/21/2010 11:37:03 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 335 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/21/2010 | Mark Tapscott
    Here's an interesting little quiz about the accomplishments of one of America's best known contemporary governors. See if you know the identity of this individual from the following facts: * This governor challenged a corrupt incumbent of the same political party and won a come-from-behind victory nobody saw coming. * This governor then challenged the now-former governor's cronies, who were informally organized in a group known as the CBC, or "Corrupt Bastards Club." Several of the latter now reside at public expense at isolated locations where they can't do any more harm. * This governor forced the Big Oil companies...
  • Hillary for Vice President? The movement is gaining traction.

    08/10/2010 9:07:08 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 109 replies
    wsj.com ^ | August 10, 2010 | JOHN FUND
    As President Obama sinks in the polls, Democrats and liberal pundits inevitably are searching for a scapegoat. The most likely victim appears to be gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden, who has become the focus of speculation that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just might replace him on the 2012 Democratic ticket. Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, his state's first African-American governor, touched off the controversy. Writing at Politico.com last week, Mr. Wilder argued that Mr. Biden's tenure has been undistinguished and chock full of "too many YouTube moments." He charged that Mr. Biden "has continued to undermine what little confidence...
  • Obama Says the GOP Has “Spent the Last 20 Months Politicking”

    08/09/2010 12:56:33 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 81 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | August 09, 2010 3:27 PM | Sunlen Miller
    Hitting the campaign-cash trail again today, President Obama in Austin, Texas today opened up a string of attacks against the Republicans, painting them as a party that lacks seriousness and ideas due to only looking forward to the next election. “There has been a fundamental lack of seriousness on the other side,” Obama said to a crowd at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, “We've spent the last 20 months governing, they have spent the last 20 months politicking." The president – who has been out on the stump raising cash and throwing his support behind local candidates increasingly –...
  • VANITY: Caption Juan McCain (repost without image due to copyright)

    07/20/2010 6:53:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Due to copyright restrictions, I can not post the actual image. But I can post a link to the image! http://media.washtimes.com/media/image/2010/07/20/MCCAIN_s640x449.jpg Enjoy!
  • What a day for Obama…

    06/22/2010 2:19:24 PM PDT · by goods · 9 replies
    www.yossigestetner.com ^ | 6/22/10 | Yossi Gestetner
    Markets down; economic reports are worse than what was expected; General McChristal speaks his mind; Judge lifts drilling moratorium; Blogo is spilling some beans; House will not pass a budget this year; Budget director Orzag is resigning; Dem House leader says tax cuts for middle class are too costly; Health care premiums jumped, again; More people in a Resmmusen Poll think Hillary Clinton is qualified to be Prez than do think so on Obama. And… we didn’t even reach the evening news cycle.
  • Poll: Democrats hold slender edge over GOP on economy

    06/16/2010 3:44:10 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 53 replies · 1,123+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 06.16.10 | yahoo.com
    WASHINGTON – There's encouraging news for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll. The reeling economy remains people's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November. The good news for Democrats: By a margin of 47 percent to 42 percent, people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy..
  • Once Just a Site With Funny Cat Pictures, Now a Web Empire {I can haz cheesburger}

    06/15/2010 4:39:04 PM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies · 1,217+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/15/2010 | Jenna Wortham
    SEATTLE -- Three years ago Ben Huh visited a blog devoted to silly cat pictures -- and saw vast potential. Mr. Huh, a 32-year-old entrepreneur, first became aware of I Can Has Cheezburger which pairs photos of cats with quirky captions, after it linked to his own pet blog. His site immediately crumbled under the resulting wave of visitors. [...]
  • Queen's Birthday Gaffe Leaves Hillary Clinton Red Faced

    06/04/2010 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1,074+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 04, 2010 | Andrew Hough
    <p>Queen's Birthday Gaffe Leaves Hillary Clinton Red Faced Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has been left red faced after mistakenly sending a birthday message to the Queen a week early.</p> <p>The Queen smiles at the Duke of Edinburgh during last year's Trooping the Colour parade, which offically celebrated her birthday. Photo: PA An official statement from the US foreign policy chief paid tribute to the "Queen’s life and legacy,” despite the fact that the Monarch does not celebrate her official birthday until next weekend.</p>
  • Rahm Emanuel Sheds Tear at Kotel

    05/27/2010 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 882+ views
    inn ^ | 5/27/10 | Gil Ronen
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was photographed as he appeared to shed a tear at the Kotel (Western Wall) Thursday (see photos below). President Shimon Peres hosted Emanuel with his wife Amy and their children, Zach (13), Ilana (11) and Leah (10) in the Presidential Residence Thursday. Peres gave presents to Emanuel's wife and children and taught Zach, who is in Israel to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, a lesson about the weekly Torah portion.
  • Do clothes make the muslim? Buddhas don't wear burqas

    05/26/2010 12:45:22 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 6 replies · 308+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 25, 2010 | Phyllis Chesler
    Last week, Newsweek published yet another liberal opinion piece: Superficially but falsely even-handed, optimistic, pro-Arab and Muslim culture, pro-Judeo-Christian Western culture—safely middle-of-the-road. So “middle” that the reader does not really know what road she is on or where she is going. The journalist, Christopher Dickey, is writing about the new winner of the Miss America contest, Rima Fakih, who is an Arab-American Shiite Muslim with family roots in Lebanon. And they say that Americans are “Islamophobic?” Speaking out of all sides of his mouth, Dickey tells us that the French Cabinet has drafted an anti-burqa/anti-niqab law; that the new Miss...
  • Another internet communist claims to debunk tea party movement

    05/25/2010 7:46:22 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 14 replies · 443+ views
    This guy claims the tea party movement for freedom is part of a corporate plot. lol how are people like this allowed on the internet?
  • Internet communist claims the tea party movement is 'ignorant'

    05/16/2010 9:38:41 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 31 replies · 1,167+ views
    I can't begin to explain how hard I laughed watching this kid. What is he, some unemployed weirdo making videos in his mommy's basement? Take into consideration he admires one of the worst mass-murderers of the 20th century. Let's watch and have a laugh.
  • American Boy Cast to Play ‘Little Barry’

    05/13/2010 6:16:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 336+ views
    thejakartaglobe.com ^ | May 13, 2010
    An American boy based in Indonesia has been selected to play the role of Barack Obama in the upcoming movie about the US president’s childhood in Jakarta. “Obama Anak Menteng” (“Obama The Menteng Kid”) is expected to begin filming this week and rushed into Indonesian cinemas by June 17. The film is based on the novel of the same name, which author Damien Dematra claims to be a true account of “Barry’s” childhood in the Jakarta suburb. He reportedly wrote the novel in just five days after five days of research. Hasan Faruq Ali, selected for the role, told a...
  • Job Cuts at ABC Leave Workers Stunned and Downcast (LOL!)

    04/30/2010 8:51:31 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 135 replies · 2,960+ views
    NY Times ^ | Brian Stelter
    If “Good Morning America” or “World News” look any different in the coming weeks, it might be because ABC News is employing nearly 400 fewer people. David Westin, president of ABC News, said this was “a difficult time for everybody” involved. Brian Rooney, an ABC reporter in Los Angeles, was let go. Earlier this week, ABC News, a unit of the Walt Disney Company, largely completed one of the most drastic rounds of budget cutbacks at a television news operation in decades, affecting roughly a quarter of the staff. The cutbacks promise to change ABC both on- and off-camera. For...
  • Why Reporters Are Down On President Obama

    04/28/2010 10:20:54 AM PDT · by mojitojoe · 77 replies · 2,490+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/28/2010 | JOSH GERSTEIN & PATRICK GAVIN
    One of the enduring story lines of Barack Obama’s presidency, dating back to the earliest days of his candidacy, is that the press loves him. “Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me,” Obama joked last year at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. But even then, only four months into his presidency, the joke fell flat. Now, a year later, with another correspondents’ dinner Saturday night likely to generate the familiar criticism of the press’s cozy relationship with power, the reality is even more at odds with the public perception. Obama and the media actually have...
  • Baffled by Health Plan? (OOPSY! Obamacare Inadvertantly ENDS Congress Healthcare!)

    04/12/2010 7:15:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies · 2,902+ views
    WASHINGTON — It is often said that the new health care law will affect almost every American in some way. And, perhaps fittingly if unintentionally, no one may be more affected than members of Congress themselves. In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the “personal health insurance coverage” of senators, representatives and their staff members. For example, it says, the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.
  • Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'

    04/07/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 448 replies · 7,713+ views
    Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom' Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates. Published: 7:00AM BST 07 Apr 2010 Constance McMillen Photo: AP The 18-year-old lesbian student said that she was one of only seven students to show up at a private party chaperoned by school officials. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited. "It was not the prom I imagined," she said. "It really hurts my...
  • CNN Plummets, Hosts Lose Nearly Half Their Audiences

    03/30/2010 9:55:13 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 89 replies · 3,124+ views
    CNN’s most popular hosts have lost nearly half their audience over the last year in precipitous falls that have affected the entire network. In February, the network came in last place among the cable news nets, trailing not only Fox News and MSNBC, but also behind HLN (formerly Headline News) and CNBC, reports The New York Times. The first quarter of 2010 was Larry King’s worst quarter ever, with his audience down 43%, to 771,000 viewers, for the quarter and down 52% for the month of March. In the same quarter in 2009, Larry King’s show had 1.34 million viewers....
  • McCain: Obama could cave and repeal healthcare

    03/30/2010 12:56:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 106 replies · 2,898+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-30 | Eric Zimmermann
    Political pressure might become so intense that President Obama would agree to repeal major portions of the healthcare bill he signed into law recently, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said today. Even if Republicans win Congress in 2010, Obama could veto any legislation repealing healthcare reform. But McCain suggested the public might feel so strongly that Obama would cave. "If the intensity level is as high as it is, I can draw you a scenario where the president would be forced to repeal or really replace it with the provisions [Republicans] wanted," McCain said in an interview with KFYI 550.
  • Here are the 10 first place winners in the International Pun Contest

    03/27/2010 9:16:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 93 replies · 2,149+ views
    found on the internet ^ | unknown | assorted
    1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger." 2. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says "Dam!". 3. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too. 4. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says "I've lost my electron," The other says, "Are you sure?" The first replies "Yes, I'm positive." 5. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain...
  • Jesse Ventura, looking over his shoulder (Nixon was set up...)

    03/20/2010 6:05:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 890+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/20/10 | Graydon Royce
    Conspiracy theorists might wonder why Jesse Ventura took time Friday to talk with the Star Tribune for the first time since he left office in 2003. Common folk might suggest it was simply to gin up publicity for his new book, "American Conspiracies." If you buy that obvious reasoning, you might also believe Sirhan Sirhan acted alone, that the CIA wasn't involved at Jonestown or that the 9/11 terrorist attack was just Osama bin Laden flexing his muscles. As they say on the "X-Files" and Oliver Stone's "JFK," the truth is never that clear. In his just-released book, Ventura again...
  • James Brown's body is 'missing from its crypt', alleges singer's daughter

    03/12/2010 8:42:44 AM PST · by Overtaxed Patriot · 70 replies · 1,371+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    James Brown's daughter has claimed the singer's body has gone missing from its crypt. LaRhonda Pettit, 48, alleges the body of Brown, who died in December 2006 aged 73, is being hidden to prevent a full autopsy being carried out. Ms Pettit said the official cause of death, which was said to be a heart attack brought by pneumonia, is not the real reason behind the Godfather of Soul's passing.
  • Woefully Misplaced Pride at texas A&M; Coach brags about newspaper theft

    03/05/2010 12:57:46 PM PST · by GeronL · 12 replies · 652+ views
    The FIRE ^ | March 05, 2010 | William Creeley
    Work at FIRE long enough, and sooner or later you're bound to think you've seen it all when it comes to censorship on campus. After nearly four years here, I certainly thought I could no longer be shocked by the suppression of student speech. But a story from East Texas this week has floored me. Here's what happened: On February 25, Texas A&M-Commerce's student newspaper The East Texan featured a front-page story reporting that two members of the school's football team had been arrested on drug charges. But many of The East Texan's readers never got to read that story...
  • Pelosi and the Tea Party 'Share Views'

    02/28/2010 6:20:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 956+ views
    Pelosi and the Tea Party 'Share Views' February 28, 2010 8:15 AM House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has much in common with the Tea Party. The speaker now says she shares views with movement she dismissed last summer as being “Astroturf” -- her suggestion that the grassroots of the Tea Party were a creation of the Republican Party. In a “This Week” interview with ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, Pelosi said, “We share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as -- it just has to stop. And that's...
  • Pelosi: We are the most ethical Congress

    02/26/2010 9:55:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 124 replies · 3,109+ views
    Pelosi: We are the most ethical Congress By Jordan Fabian - 02/26/10 11:46 AM ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday said that she is running the most ethical Congress in history. Asked at a press conference whether or not her Congress is the most ethical in light of new findings that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) broke House rules, Pelosi responded "We are." But Pelosi dodged on whether or not she would officially discipline Rangel, who helms the powerful Ways and Means Committee. After Democrats reclaimed the majority in the House of Representatives in 2006, Pelosi, who at the...
  • Do NOT use keywords as slams on the Religion Forum

    02/23/2010 8:43:00 AM PST · by Religion Moderator · 37 replies · 1,633+ views
    Vanity | 2/23/10 | Religion Moderator
    Stop adding keywords to articles to slam others, e.g. catholicbashing, agendadrivenfreepers, moapc, catholicwhiners.
  • Israeli Official Ridicules Dubai's Demand for Arrest of Mossad Chief

    02/18/2010 12:15:14 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 35 replies · 952+ views
    ABCnews:Mobile ^ | February 17, 2010 | ABC news staff
    Interpol has issued wanted notices for 11 suspects in the murder of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, but Dubai's police chief has asked that Interpol also call for the arrest of the head of Israel's spy agency. Dahi Khalfan Tamin told Dubai TV he had asked the international police agency to issue one of its "red notices" for the head of Mossad, "in case Mossad is believed to be behind the crime, which is likely now." A senior Israeli official who wished to remain anonymous told ABC News that if Dubai asks for the arrest of Mossad chief Meir Dagan, "They...
  • Ken Lewis: If I’m Going Down, Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke Are Coming Down With Me

    02/05/2010 2:42:22 PM PST · by FTJM · 45 replies · 1,755+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/4/10 | Jessica Pressler
    No WAY is Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis going to be the only one to answer for the acquisition of crappy Merrill Lynch and its crappy bonuses, "a person close to Lewis's defense team" (who may or may not be Ken Lewis himself) tells Charlie Gasparino today on the Daily Beast. NO WAY will he be a scapegoat, alone, for the people who twisted his arm to go through with the Merrill deal by telling him he would be fired if he didn't. "If this thing goes to trial you can expect both Paulson and Bernanke to be on...
  • PETA protester hit with pie

    01/29/2010 5:20:32 PM PST · by Grig · 36 replies · 1,433+ views
    NTV News ^ | Fri. Jan. 29 2010 5:02 PM ET
    In an ironic twist, a protester from the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was pied in Newfoundland on Friday...
  • Obama should have blamed Bush, not bankers

    01/21/2010 12:13:37 PM PST · by Schnucki · 42 replies · 1,064+ views
    London Times Online (U.K.) ^ | January 21, 2010 | Anatole Kaletsky
    The Democrats’ disastrous defeat in Massachusetts will allow the President’s opponents to claim credit for the recovery Why can the Left never win? Around the world, the election of Barack Obama inspired the hope of a new era of progressive politics, coming as it did after the spectacular failures of extreme conservatism under George W. Bush. But on Tuesday night, only one year after his inauguration, these hopes were suddenly destroyed. The crushing defeat of the Democratic candidate to succeed the late Edward Kennedy as senator for Massachusetts, does not only wreck Mr Obama’s hopes of signing a health reform...
  • Dan Rather loses bid in CBS lawsuit

    01/14/2010 3:16:07 PM PST · by TankerKC · 24 replies · 810+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | Matea Gold
    Reporting from New York - Dan Rather's protracted legal fight with CBS ended Tuesday when New York state's highest court declined to hear the anchor's motion to reinstate his $70-million lawsuit against his longtime employer. Rather was hoping the court would breathe new life into his suit alleging breach of contract and fraud against CBS that a state appellate court had dismissed in September. But the Court of Appeals denied Rather's motion without comment
  • Meryl Streep in awe of Barack Obama

    01/10/2010 9:36:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1,410+ views
    India Times ^ | 1/10/10 | staff
    Hollywood actress Meryl Streep has admitted that the only person she has been star-struck by is US President Barack Obama. Streep, 60, usually maintains her composure when she meets other actors she respects, but she has admitted that she was in awe of US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama when she went to White House. "I went to the White House and was star-struck by our president and first lady. Although I was also impressed by Bruce Springsteen who was there as well," said Streep.
  • Axelrod: Dems will “have good result” in 2010 midterms

    12/20/2009 4:32:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1,726+ views
    The Politico ^ | December 20, 2009 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday brushed aside expert predictions that Democrats will suffer steep losses in next year’s midterm congressional elections. “I think we're gonna have a good result next – next November,” Axelrod told David Gregory, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Though Axelrod quickly added “I'm not gonna predict where we are,” he roundly dismissed suggestions that Democrats will pay the price at the ballot box for their efforts to push through health care reform legislation, and suggested that President Obama’s sub-50-percent approval rating in most polls is unrelated to his heavy investment in the...
  • Obama does it again

    12/20/2009 3:10:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 1,165+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama reportedly was re luctant to attend the final day of the UN's Copenhagen climate-change summit unless it was front-end wired to be a major political success. But he went anyway, was twice humiliated in public by the Chinese premier and then finally settled for what the White House hailed as a "meaningful agreement." Really? A top aide admitted that the deal was basically just "an important first step" that was "not sufficient to combat the threat of climate change." Then Obama himself dropped the other shoe: The agreement contains no specific commitments on carbon emissions, only pledges that...
  • Video: Palin gets revenge on master thespian William Shatner (The Tonight Show)

    12/11/2009 6:54:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 238 replies · 14,241+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Dec.11, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Yeah, he’s pals with Rush. But even so — he had it coming. Somewhere Chris Matthews is watching this and thinking, in all seriousness, “She can read.”
  • The Gore Effect strikes as the UN climate summit begins

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) begins today in Copenhagen, Denmark and brings together politicians and scientists from across the globe to address manmade climate change. As if on cue, the Gore Effect has struck much of the United States with record setting cold and snow. The Gore Effect was coined in recent years for the unseasonable weather that oftentimes accompanies appearances by former vice president and Nobel Laureate Al Gore or when a global warming event is held. Cold and snow have followed Al Gore and these events across the globe with amazing frequency since 2004. * See...
  • President Obama’s Job Approval Rating Continues to Move Downward(Harris poll 43%; 57% Negatives)

    12/04/2009 1:00:44 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies · 1,029+ views
    Harris Interactive ^ | Nov. 16, 2009 | Harris Interactive, Inc.
    New York, N.Y. — November 16, 2009 — As President Obama continues his trip through Asia this week, he is trying to sell both himself and his policies on the other side of the world. When he makes it back to the United States, he may have to do the same type of sell here as his approval ratings continue their downward spiral with Americans believing that the country as a whole is moving in the wrong direction. The President, and Congress for that matter, need to do something positive in the eyes of the American public to stand a...
  • Huckabee "Laughed Out Loud" at Prosecutors Objections To Clemency

    12/02/2009 2:28:46 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 240 replies · 6,567+ views
    Images of Prosecutor's strongly voiced complaints against Huckabee's clemencies, and a response stating that Huckabee "laughed out loud" upon reading it and suggesting the Prosecutor "cut down on your caffeine consumption". Click to view images of original documents.
  • MEDIA BASHES PALIN FOR FLYING ON A PLANE! THE HORROR!!

    12/02/2009 12:31:23 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 31 replies · 793+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/02/2009 | Gary P.
    So what is the latest lunacy from the hate mongering left? Well, (OMG!) Sarah Palin is flying on airplanes to some of her book signings, and not riding the bus the whole time. Oh the humanity!
  • Candidate Farouk Shami airs first Democratic ad in gubernatorial race - Texas

    11/28/2009 11:27:21 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 47 replies · 2,805+ views
    WFAA ^ | 11/27/2009 | Brad Watson
    Farouk Shami of Houston, who made a fortune in the hair care business, is the first Democrat running for governor to start airing TV ads. And he plans to air a lot of them so voters can get to know the relatively unknown candidate. It's not surprising, then, that his first ad is long on image and short on details. The ad describes Shami's early business career this way: "Arriving with $71 in his pocket, a man came to Texas and turned a dream into a reality." Shami made millions by founding Farouk Systems in Houston that makes hair care...
  • Washington Blade and Several Other Gay Newspapers Go Out of Business

    11/16/2009 11:21:49 AM PST · by GoldStandard · 65 replies · 1,906+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/16/2009 | Richard Perez-Pena
    Gay newspapers in several U.S. cities, including the Washington Blade, shut down on Monday, as the company that owned them, Window Media, abruptly went out of business. Window Media had been in serious financial trouble, but employees said they had expected a reorganization or sale, not a liquidation. “We found out when two of the corporate officers were waiting for us when we got to work this morning,” said Kevin Naff, editor of the Blade, a 40-year-old paper that was one of the most important publications written for a gay audience. “It’s not a complete surprise. The abruptness of it...
  • Fl. Gov't Searches For 18,000 Missing Buildings

    11/07/2009 3:42:43 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 24 replies · 1,107+ views
    cbs4.com ^ | Nov 07, 2009
    TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) The State of Florida is looking for help finding something you'd think would be hard to lose; approximately 18,000 buildings, owned by the taxpayers of Florida, that state officials can't quite put their fingers on. What's more, state officials say they don't have the people to hunt them down, so they want to use tax money to hire an outside company to find each building Florida has misplaced. The plan was made public by Linda South, Secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services. Earlier this year, legislators handed her the job of locating surplus state-owned properties and...
  • 1-877-SOB-USOB ( I swear, that number works. I called it today )

    11/05/2009 4:26:06 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 590+ views
    Tomorrow when you tea party the capitol phone lines, here is another number you can call.
  • Bear mauls terrorists in Kashmir

    11/02/2009 10:30:58 PM PST · by raj bhatia · 27 replies · 2,100+ views
    rediff.com ^ | 11/02/09 | Mukhtar Ahmad
    Two terrorists were mauled to death and another seriously wounded after a bear attacked their hideout in a forest area in south Kashmir [ Images ], a senior police officer said. He said the bear as per the intercepts of militants attacked a hideout of the Hizbul Mujaheedin outfit in the forest area near Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir Shopian district.
  • India introduces traffic rules

    10/18/2009 7:53:31 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 2 replies · 423+ views
    www.pib.nic.in ^ | 08/04/2009 | Press Information Bureau/Government of India
    A scheme named “Developing of Traffic and Communication Network in NCR and Mega Cities and Model System of Traffic Management” has been included for implementation in 11th Five Years Plan with a provision of Rs. 200 crore. The scheme has two components viz., (i)Introduction of Intelligent traffic system (ITS) and (ii) Setting up of an Integrated Date communication Network (Cyber Highway). The scheme comprises a wide range of novel tools for managing transport networks, as well as services for travelers. The project broadly includes the state-of-art command and control centre, a city video surveillance system covering the maximum number of...
  • Detriot Lions Beat The Washington Deadskins 19-14 end losing skid at 19

    09/27/2009 1:22:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies · 2,139+ views
    09.27.09 | Perdogg
    Detriot Lions Beat The Washington Deadskins 19-14 end losing skid at 19
  • VW unveils 180 mile-per-gallon, two-seater L1 hybrid at Frankfurt Motor Show

    09/17/2009 9:11:20 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 66 replies · 2,540+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/15/2009 | Andrew English
    The L1 concept is shorter than a VW Fox and lower than a Lamborghini. When it goes into production in 2013, it will be the most aerodynamic car in the world and, at just 840lb, the lightest. It is built of the most exotic materials, with slippery carbon-fibre coachwork, a fighter aircraft’s cockpit canopy and rear-view television cameras instead of wing mirrors. Its tiny, 800cc engine is one half of a VW 1.6-litre TDI turbodiesel unit, which delivers maximum power of 29 brake horsepower together with a 14 horse power electric motor to provide extra oomph for overtaking. Free road...
  • Bob Beckel just called Wilson a "Troglodyte"

    09/10/2009 8:20:21 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 86 replies · 2,405+ views
    Fox News (no transcript yet) | 9/10/09 | Bob Beckel
    Troglodyte? Calling a liar a liar now makes one a troglodyte?
  • Freep poll:Do you support Obama's health care plan?

    09/09/2009 6:59:56 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 13 replies · 1,126+ views
    aol.com ^ | 9/9/09 | aol
    Another: Do you think Congress will pass health care legislation this year?