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  • The Lunatics Have Taken Over The GOP As Trump, Carson And Cruz Top The Republican Field

    08/18/2015 12:05:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | August 17, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    A Fox News poll released on August 16th, showed Donald Trump continuing to enjoy a dominant lead in the Republican race for the 2016 presidential nomination. Trump polled at 25 percent in the 17 candidate field, well ahead of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson who was in second place with 12 percent support. Ted Cruz was in third place at 10 percent, with no other candidate in double digits. Trump’s commanding lead is no longer surprising, given that he has been comfortably ahead in several recent national surveys, released from multiple different polling firms. What makes the Fox News poll so...
  • Rising tides in San Francisco Bay demand unified solutions

    06/23/2015 9:06:58 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 28 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Lisa M. Krieger
    Every community that rings San Francisco Bay is vulnerable to rising seas. But while some places are preparing, others are not -- and no single agency is coordinating the effort, according to two new civil grand jury reports. "It is a slow-moving emergency," said state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, lead author of the state's first report on climate-related flooding and organizer of a conference Friday at NASA Ames Research Center called "Meeting the Challenges of Sea Level Rise." In Santa Clara County, the water district should coordinate the county's effort, the grand jury recommended -- a project the district...
  • Cuomo bans nonessential travel to Indiana due to 'religious freedom' law

    03/31/2015 4:57:33 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 42 replies
    Crains & Bloomberg ^ | 3/31/2015 | Crains/Bloomberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio also said he would also ban non-essential, city-funded travel to Indiana.Crain's New York Business contributed to this article.
  • RFK, Jr.: Climate Skeptics 'Should Be at the Hague with All the Other War Criminals'

    09/23/2014 6:55:28 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 87 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 22, 2014 - 2:49 PM | Craig Bannister
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., says he wants a law to punish politicians who dissent from man-made climate change theory - and calls them "contemptible human beings." Kennedy made the remarks in an interview with Climate Depot at a climate march in New York on Sunday: Kennedy Jr. accused skeptical politicians of "selling out the public trust." "Those guys are doing the Koch Brothers bidding and are against all the evidence of the rational mind, saying global warming does not exit. They are contemptible human beings. I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don't think there...
  • Kindergarten teacher who went on rampage against GOP signs placed on paid leave (WI)

    09/03/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-3-14 | M. D. Kittle
    The Germantown kindergarten teacher who was cited for disorderly conduct after police said she tore up and stomped on several Republican signs at the Jefferson County Fair because she was “so angry with Gov. Scott Walker” is on paid leave, Wisconsin Reporter has learned. April Kay Smith, 38, who teaches at Amy Belle Elementary School, first denied, then admitted to Jefferson County authorities she damaged several signs at the Jefferson County Republican Party booth after the fair had shut down for the night on July 9. Germantown Superintendent Jeff Holmes confirmed that Smith is on administrative leave and an investigation...
  • Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

    04/23/2014 2:26:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    The cities under consideration are: Atlanta; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; Miami; Nashville; New York; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City.
  • Democrats new argument on Obamacare jobs decline: It reduces ‘job lock’

    02/05/2014 12:16:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/05/2014 | Aaron Blake
    Democrats are increasingly employing a new tack in the battle over a projected reduction of two million jobs due to Obamacare, saying the decline is actually the result of people not being required to work anymore when they don't want to -- a concept labeled "job lock.""Yesterday, the CBO projected that by 2021 the Affordable Care Act will enable more than 2 million workers to escape 'job-lock' – the situation where workers remain tied to employers for access to health insurance benefits," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) office said in a news release.The release continued: "In addition to being...
  • America Doesn’t Need Gun Control, It Needs Lunatic Control

    12/18/2012 5:52:29 AM PST · by expat1000 · 75 replies ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Here are some excerpts from a compelling piece written just this year. Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder (hat tip I Own the World.) For those of us who came of age in the 1970s, one of the most shocking aspects of the last three decades was the rise of mass public shootings: people who went into public places and murdered complete strangers. Such crimes had taken place before, such as the Texas Tower murders by Charles Whitman in 1966,1 but their rarity meant that they were shocking. Something changed in the 1980s: these senseless mass murders started to happen with...
  • Calif. plastic ocean debris bill dies in committee

    05/24/2013 11:44:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2013 6:43 PM EDT | Jason Dearen
    A California bill that would have required manufacturers to figure out how to keep the most common plastic junk out of state waterways died in the state Assembly without a vote Friday. Assembly Bill 521 was before the chamber’s Appropriations Committee, and the panel failed to act on it, effectively killing the legislation for the session. It had previously passed the Assembly Natural Resource Committee. State Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Monterey Bay, one of the proposal’s sponsors, was disappointed by the outcome. … AB521 would have required manufacturers to figure out how to reduce 95 percent of plastic pollution along the...
  • Boston Chief of Police Reports Third Explosion at JFK Library

    04/15/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 49 replies
    The Boston Chief of Police reports a third explosion at JFK Library, some distance from the Marathon finish. No injuries reported.
  • UK Leftists Celebrate Thatcher's Death (Did You Expect Different?)

    04/09/2013 3:45:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | April 9, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: In the United Kingdom, following the announcement of the death of Margaret Thatcher, tens of thousands of purely depraved people took to the streets in various enclaves and cities of the United Kingdom to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher. UK Daily Mail: "Dancing On Maggie's Grave: How The Left 'Celebrated' Baroness Thatcher's Death With Smashed Shops And Anarchy In The Streets. Two women arrested for burglary after being found inside a shop. Barnardos shop front smashed in Brixton, south London. One policeman seriously injured after being pelted with bottles in Bristol. "Hundreds took to the streets...
  • How to Stop Obama in the Electoral College

    11/19/2012 6:46:18 PM PST · by Rytwyng · 108 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 19th, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    ...the electors... will meet on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December. That is when the actual re-election of the president occurs. According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum... then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress. The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president. Since the Republicans hold a majority in the...
  • Science Reporting No Different Than Activists' Own Hype

    11/03/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 3, 2012 | Lisa De Pasquale
    Following Hurricane Sandy’s massive devastation across the northeast, many were quick to tie it to “climate change” (you know, what “global warming” and the “new ice age” used to be.). In a blog post on Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore wrote “Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather.” Meghan McCain sarcastically weighed in on Twitter, “So are we still going to go with climate change not being real fellow republicans?” As his city struggles in the Sandy aftermath,...
  • President Obama's team slams critics of new unemployment statistics as 'lunatics'

    10/07/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/06/12 | Tracy Connor
    President Obama’s advisers attacked critics for suggesting the White House fudged jobs figures, comparing them to “lunatic” birthers. The sub-8% unemployment stats were released by the non-partisan Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday, but former GE chief Jack Welch and several Tea Party figures claimed the numbers were cooked. Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs called such comments “incredibly dangerous” and said Welch had embarrassed himself. “There's a number of people that believe the real unemployment report is somewhere in a safe in Nairobi with the president's Kenyan birth certificate," Gibbs said sarcastically on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.
  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/23/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-23-12 | Matthew Boyle
    Complete title Documents: Obama, Holder have approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release or transfer from Gitmo Daily Caller front page headline 'HIGH RISK' Report: Obama approves release or transfer of former bin Laden bodyguard ### President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department. Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list...
  • Senate approves bill striking word 'lunatic' from federal law

    05/24/2012 7:39:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Senate approves bill striking word 'lunatic' from federal law By Pete Kasperowicz - 05/23/12 11:33 PM ET The Senate on Wednesday quickly approved legislation that would remove the word "lunatic" everywhere it appears in the federal code. The Senate approved S. 2367 by unanimous consent, giving the House a chance to act if it wishes, although no House member has introduced a similar bill. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) introduced the bill back in late April with Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). Conrad said the bill was the result of a conversation with a constituent, who said current law casts a stigma...
  • Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman

    03/27/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood. The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation...
  • An Occupy Movement Based On 99% Lies

    11/17/2011 4:49:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 17, 2011 | Editor
    Inequality: As cities rousted Occupiers, liberals claimed the movement has already succeeded by calling attention to income inequality. But all it's really done is give the left an excuse to recycle bogus class-warfare claims. Soon after Mayor Bloomberg cleared the Occupiers out of New York's Zuccotti Park, Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein reassured his fellow liberals. "The movement has already scored some big wins," he wrote, because it has "changed the national conversation." The evidence? The press has written lots of stories about income inequality lately. Of course, counting news stories proves nothing. The liberal media love the Occupy crowd...
  • Staffer says she was urinated on near Occupy Nashville protesters

    11/09/2011 5:55:35 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | 11/9/11
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The state is investigating reports that at least one staff member on Tennessee's Capitol Hill has been urinated on from above a Legislative Plaza courtyard just a few yards from where dozens of Occupy Nashville members are continuing their protest. A memo has gone out from the director of the Legislative Administration warning staffers to be "aware of their surroundings when in the courtyard area."
  • Please Freep This Poll

    10/21/2011 10:45:38 AM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 8 replies
    Herald and News ^ | N/A | N/A
    Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett is a strong conservative who is fighting dam removals on the Klamath River against a throng of environmental lunatics. Now the local paper is trying to run a "poll" to undermine his efforts. Let's fix that!
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-22-11 ("Bleed the Rich": DUmmies applaud Obama's tax plan)

    09/22/2011 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 22, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Chairman Obamao went to the Rose Garden the other day to announce his tax plan to pay for his jobs bill that is already paid for. He wants to . . . wait for it . . . raise taxes on the rich! What a surprise! Of course, the cost of those taxes would then be passed along to the rest of us in the form of higher prices, jobs lost, etc. The real problem is the spending, things like . . . his jobs bill. But we're coming up on election season, and so the Panderer-in-Chief has to...
  • MSNBC's Religious Expert Excoriates 'Radical,' 'Theocratic' Christians Who 'Hate' America

    07/06/2011 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 6, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    In a segment on the religiosity of Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, MSNBC's Richard Lui on Wednesday looked to an author who has smeared conservative Christians as "radical," weird individuals who "hate" America. The guest host for Martin Bashir interviewed Frank Schaeffer, a blogger on the liberal Huffington Post website and also a constant critic of the religious right. Schaeffer, the son of a conservative theologian, excoriated conservatives: "But, I came to understand that these people actually hate the United States as it is." Lui never pointed out Schaeffer's liberal leanings or his endorsement of Barack Obama in 2008. The...
  • Left-leaning Center for American Progress blames Republicans for devastating tornadoes

    04/29/2011 12:11:02 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Apr 2011 | Amanda Carey
    The left-leaning Center for American Progress published a blog post Thursday blaming Republicans for the tornadoes that devastated the South earlier this week. “The congressional delegations of these states – Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky – overwhelmingly voted to reject the science that polluting the climate is dangerous,” wrote CAP’s Brad Johnson. “They are deliberately ignoring the warning from scientists.” Johnson’s justification is that climate scientist Kevin Trenberth warned the American Meteorological Society in January that “Given that global warming is unequivocal, the null hypothesis should be that all weather events are affected by global warning rather than...
  • Unhinged Lunatics Message to Madison Tea Party & Sarah Palin

    04/17/2011 6:35:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Rebel Pundit ^ | 4/17/11 | staff
    These protesters at the Madison, Wisconsin Tea Party Protest featuring Andrew Breitbart and Sarah Palin unleashed a furious message in the following video. Unfortunately, we have absolutely no idea what this message means…
  • Please Freep This Poll! (Enviro-lunatics tearing down dams)

    09/01/2010 8:53:58 AM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 32 replies
    KOTI ^ | 9/1/2010 | NBC
    Dear All: The local enviro-nazis in the Klamath Basin (southern OR, northern CA) are attempting to tear down 4 perfectly good dams on the Klamath River and have the power generation replaced with solar, simply because dams are displeasing to these folks. The local news is running a poll at (lower right-hand corner of the screen) and the enviro side is winning. PLEASE PLEASE help turn the numbers our direction. Please vote against dam removal. It will destroy this region. Thanks.
  • Church to protest Comic-Con because of 'idol worship' (Westboro Baptist Church)

    07/09/2010 9:34:55 PM PDT · by tlb · 95 replies
    SciFi Wire ^ | 07/09/2010 | staff
    The Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, which is headed by Fred Phelps and which has made headlines over the past few years for a series of protests of events such as the funerals of Meet the Press host Tim Russert (because of his Catholicism and what they termed his "tolerance of homosexuality") and Jerry Falwell (whom they termed a "false prophet') and perhaps most notably the funerals of American servicemen killed overseas, have announced that they plan to picket the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con from 1:15 pm to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. The reason they're going to protest...
  • Supreme Court will weigh free speech issues in case of anti-gay military funeral protests

    03/08/2010 8:47:24 AM PST · by cajuncow · 27 replies · 163+ views
    cox news ^ | 3-8-10 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- The Supreme Court is getting involved in the legal fight over the anti-gay protesters who show up at military funerals with inflammatory messages like "Thank God for dead soldiers." The court agreed Monday to consider whether the protesters' message, no matter how provocative and upsetting, is protected by the First Amendment. Members of a Kansas-based church have picketed military funerals to spread their belief that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.
  • Howie Dean on BBC: GOP won Mass. due to voter revolt that Obama's NOT being liberal enough

    01/25/2010 12:58:07 PM PST · by floor sweeper · 51 replies · 1,057+ views
    BBC via Youtube ^ | 1-25-10 | BBC
    Howard Dean claims Scott Brown's victory was the result of Obama not being liberal enough to energize their base.
  • The Closing of the Liberal Mind

    12/05/2009 6:30:46 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 451+ views
    From Sea To Shining Sea ^ | 12/05/09 | PurpleMountains
    Some recent events should have come as no surprise to me, having spent decades observing the illogical workings of the liberal mind. First has been the strange reaction to Climategate, from an administration that boldly proclaimed its intention to demand critical thinking in our science and to base policies on the best scientific thought available. Their reaction to the news that political correctness has infected the science of man-made global warming has been to spin the facts and then to deny the implications of the false data and the burying of any study that did not support the global warming...
  • Tim Kaine: "Obama Is More Popular Today Than He Was On Election Day"

    11/04/2009 8:28:28 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 36 replies · 1,457+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | November 04, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
    And David Plouffe said Obama considered this guy for Vice President
  • 'Westernized' Woman Allegedly Hit by Dad's Car Dies (ROP....hmmmm, is there a pattern here?)

    11/03/2009 11:25:58 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies · 1,046+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 11/3/2009 | Staff
    PHOENIX — A young Iraqi woman whose father allegedly hit her with his car because she had become too Westernized died from her injuries Monday after lying in a coma for nearly two weeks. Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20, underwent spinal surgery and had been in a hospital since Oct. 20, when police say her father ran down her and her boyfriend's mother with his Jeep as the women were walking across a parking lot in the west Phoenix suburb of Peoria. The other woman, Amal Khalaf, is expected to survive. Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, fled after the attack but was...
  • Sting:'Obama Was Sent From God'

    10/30/2009 1:29:17 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 52 replies · 2,351+ views
    Starpulse ^ | October 29, 2009 | Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Sting isn't a religious man, but he says President Barack Obama might be a divine answer to the world's problems. In an interview, he jokes that Obama was "sent from God," but in a serious tone, he also said that Obama was the best person to handle the world's "mess."
  • Ward Seven: Despite Full Campaign Coffers, Lawsuit Clouds Goodman's Prospects

    09/23/2009 11:11:59 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 348+ views
    The Minnesota Independent ^ | September 21, 2009 | Paul Demko
    Jeffrey Alan Wagner, doesn’t have a traditional resume for a politician. He works as a baggage handler for Delta Airlines at the airport and runs a video-production company. The Loring Park resident attended his first city council meeting last Friday and says he initially jumped into the race on a lark after drinking too much alcohol on the day of the filing deadline. “Do you have to be able to spell Minneapolis to be a city council member?” he laughs. Wagner has not raised any money or sought any political endorsements. But the 42-year old insists he is running a...
  • Obama/Waxman push $3,100 per-family tax

    05/12/2009 7:31:00 PM PDT · by dvan · 26 replies · 2,357+ views
    Obama/Waxman push $3,100 per-family tax by Memorial Day! From the Desk of: Steve Elliott, President, Alliance Our sources are telling me that President Obama and Rep. Henry Waxman are pushing for a key vote on the Carbon Tax BEFORE Memorial Day -- a tax that studies show will cost each family $3,100 each and every year. Last week, Obama met behind closed doors with House Democrats to pressure them to pass the Carbon Tax. Now, Waxman is even contemplating skipping the Subcommittee hearing on the $2 trillion Carbon Cap and Trade Tax and fast-tracking this new tax straight to...
  • Court Says Church Can Brew Hallucinogenic Tea

    03/31/2009 3:34:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 478+ views
    beliefnet ^ | Monday March 23, 2009
    A church in Ashland, Ore., can import and brew a hallucinogenic tea for its religious services, under a federal court ruling issued March 19. Judge Owen M. Panner issued a permanent injunction that bars the federal government from penalizing or prohibiting the Church of the Holy Light of the Queen from sacramental use of "Daime" tea. The church, which blends Christian and Brazilian indigenous beliefs, uses tea brewed from the ayahuasca plant in their services. The tea contains trace amounts of the chemical dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. According to the church's lawsuit, the tea is the central ritual and sacrament of...
  • Huffington Post Calls on Obama's FCC to Silence the Right

    03/19/2009 9:03:00 AM PDT · by redk · 24 replies · 1,585+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/19/09 | Seton Motley
    In today's Huffington Post is Joseph A. Palermo's "Cheney, Rove, and Fleischer and the Importance of Net Neutrality." Net neutrality, you see, is yet another way the Left hopes to silence their opposition -- and Palermo calls on Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to do exactly that. I guess he gets partial credit for honesty. And if this latest example of the Left's rush to suppression via Obama's FCC makes you think of the old Censorship Doctrine or any of the new ones -- "localism," "diversity in media ownership" and serving the "public interest" -- well, it should.
  • The Pleasure Principle (NYTimes article even Freepers won't believe)

    03/15/2009 8:11:44 AM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 49 replies · 3,698+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 15, 2009 | Patricia Leigh Brown and Carol Pogash
    EVEN in a culture in which sex toys are a booming business and Oprah Winfrey discusses living your best life in the bedroom, a coed live-in commune dedicated to the female orgasm hovers at the extremes. The founder of the One Taste Urban Retreat Center, Nicole Daedone, sees herself as leading “the slow-sex movement,” * * *
  • PETA targets 'blood thirsty' Cooking Mama titles

    11/17/2008 6:51:13 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 38 replies · 1,738+ views ^ | November 17, 2008 | James Lee
    PETA, the animal rights activist group, has targeted the DS and Wii franchise, Cooking Mama, in its latest campaign against animal cruelty. The groups browser-based game, Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, features a likeness of the character brandishing a kitchen knife, plucking the feathers and taking out the giblets from a turkey, presumably in preparation for the US holiday, Thanksgiving, of which it is the traditional meal. "Why is PETA picking on poor Mama?" the company explained in a statement. "Because the games are so heavy on dishes made from dead animals that the only things missing are the blood...
  • Attention, Democrats. This is your party; this is your party under's control (cartoon)

    09/16/2008 11:01:37 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 195+ views
    9/16/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    DEMOCRATS: claims to have “bought” your political party. What are you going to do about it?
  • No Consensus On Who Was Behind Sept 11-Global Poll

    09/10/2008 4:31:39 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 15 replies · 303+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/10/08 | Reuters News Service
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, there is no consensus outside the United States that Islamist militants from al Qaeda were responsible, according to an international poll published Wednesday.
  • Buckets of urine, slingshots, anti-bus weapons seized in raid on anti-RNC protesters (MN Moonbats)

    08/30/2008 1:35:51 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 66 replies · 694+ views
    pioneer depressed ^ | 8-30-08 | Mara H. Gottfried, Elizabeth Mohr and Dave Orrick
    Ramsey County sheriff's deputies found weapons and devices to disable buses - among other items - in searches in the Twin Cities last night and today. Authorities said the items came from "key members of the RNC Welcoming Committee," a self-described anarchist group. Five people have been arrested and four properties have been searched, according to the sheriff's office. At 8 a.m. today, the sheriff's office executed search warrants at three Minneapolis homes - 2301 23rd Ave. S., 3500 Harriet Ave. and 3240 17th Ave. S. The FBI, Minneapolis police and the Hennepin County sheriff's office assisted them. "The 'Welcoming...
  • Saudi Religious Police Ban Pet Cats And Dogs

    07/30/2008 12:49:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 170+ views
    AFP ^ | July 30, 2008
    Saudi Arabia's religious police have announced a ban on selling cats and dogs as pets, or walking them in public in the Saudi capital, because of men using them as a means of making passes at women, an official said on Wednesday. Othman al-Othman, head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh, known as the Muttawa, told the Saudi edition of al-Hayat daily that the commission has started enforcing an old religious edict. He said the commission was implementing a decision taken a month ago by the acting governor of the capital,...
  • Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings

    05/24/2008 11:36:17 AM PDT · by dayglored · 70 replies · 265+ views news ^ | 5/20/2008 | Gadi Schwartz KOB-TV, and Joshua Panas
    Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings. Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones. "I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away," he said. Firstenberg and dozens of other electro-sensitive people in Santa Fe claim that putting up Wi-Fi in public places is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city...
  • Greens Have Conniption Fit, Crying Eco-Scandal Over Nearly Empty Trans-Atlantic Flight

    03/05/2008 6:28:39 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 52 replies · 217+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 3/5/2008 | David Millward
    A major airline is under fire from environmentalists for flying an aircraft across the Atlantic with only five passengers on board. American Airlines has been accused of reckless behaviour It led to American Airlines being accused of reckless behaviour by green lobby groups. The latest “eco- scandal” flight took place on February 9 after American was forced to cancel one of its four daily services from Chicago to London. While it was able to find places for nearly all the passengers on the fully-booked flight, five still had to be accommodated. Those who did fly were upgraded to the business...
  • The Potential Impact of a Ron Paul or Michael Bloomberg Independent or Third Party Campaign

    01/29/2008 11:21:17 AM PST · by mnehring · 27 replies · 53+ views
    Rasmussen Reports is looking at the impact of Michael Bloomberg and Ron Paul as potential third party or independent candidates in the 2008 elections. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that roughly 15% of voters would currently vote for one of these two candidates in general election match-ups. When the two candidates are mentioned as independent options in match-ups between Mitt Romney and the two Democratic frontrunners, Paul and Bloomberg attract roughly the same level of support. When John McCain is mentioned as the Republican candidate in a match-up with Barack Obama, Ron Paul earns 11% of the...
  • As weapon, violence is boomerang (upcoming ecoterrorist trial)

    01/24/2008 12:17:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 113+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | January 24, 2008 | Jerry Large
    In May 2001, members of a Northwest group used arson to advance its agenda. They set fire to the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington because they believed one of the researchers was genetically engineering poplar trees. He wasn't. The arsonists destroyed plants and the research of several people other than the man whose work they targeted. None of their goals was served by the violence. "Misguided" is the word, I believe. I'd even call them ecoterrorists. The crime is back in the news because a woman accused of acting as a lookout for the Earth Liberation...
  • Rep. Ron Paul does it his way (Sklar speaks)

    11/16/2007 11:53:04 PM PST · by George W. Bush · 18 replies · 505+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 11/14/07 | Jay Root
    <snip>Paul's electoral success has befuddled Democrats. They say he routinely opposes bills that would help his sprawling 14th Congressional District, a mostly rural swath of coast that stretches from the northern outskirts of Corpus Christi to Galveston.Last year, Republican appropriators zeroed out millions of dollars in funding for several dredging and port improvement projects in the district - a casualty, Democrats say, of Paul's opposition to government pork even if it benefits his own constituents.Democrat Shane Sklar, a rancher who lost to Paul last year, said the congressman's supporters either didn't believe or didn't care that his votes had made...
  • Rosie O’Donnell in Talks to Join MSNBC

    11/05/2007 2:14:40 PM PST · by Rokurota · 16 replies · 73+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2007 | JACQUES STEINBERG and BILL CARTER
    Rosie O’Donnell, who abruptly left “The View” on ABC last spring after drawing attention and ratings for her opinions on everything from the Iraq war to her co-hosts, is in serious discussions to return to television atop a new soapbox: a prime-time show on the cable news channel MSNBC, according to executives on both sides of the negotiations who have been briefed directly.
  • Daily Kos: General Petraeus Wore Fraudulent Medal

    09/22/2007 11:31:06 AM PDT · by llevrok · 242 replies · 977+ views
    Tonight at Daily Kos, the new mainstream voice of the Democratic Party, they’ve found a new angle from which to attack General Petraeus: Hey, MoveOn! Petraeus Wore Fraud Medal At Testimony.Examining General Petraeus’s medals, his official bios and then comparing three reports of events on 3/30/2003 in Najaf, Iraq - two by prize-winning embedded journalists and one understood to be by Army personnel (which document this diarist will produce to a responsible party at any time) - this diarist cannot conclude other than that General David Petraeus wore a medal for combat valor in his testimony before Congress that was...
  • Bill Maher Calls 9/11 Truthers Lunatics (updated w/video) (SPEWING MILK FROM MY NOSE!: He aid What?)

    09/15/2007 11:19:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 58 replies · 1,984+ views ^ | Noel Sheppard
    Something truly shocking happened on Friday's "Real Time" on HBO. Host Bill Maher called 9/11 truthers "lunatics," and demanded they stop requesting him "raise this ridiculous topic on this show and start asking [their] doctor if Paxil is right for [them]."I kid you not.During Maher's "New Rules" segment, he actually stated video available here, (relevant section begins at 1:46): "Crazy people who still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled explosion have to stop pretending that I'm the one that's being naïve."The full transcript of this astonishing "New Rule" follows: New Rule: Crazy people who...