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  • Eleanor Holmes Norton ‘kills’ driverless car

    06/26/2014 11:25:18 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Mike Debonis
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) was invited Tuesday, along with fellow members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to test drive — er, test ride — a driverless car on the Capitol grounds. Well, the ride never happened, because Norton did a particularly good job of testing the car’s bright-red “kill” button — which, as captured by WRC-TV’s cameras, killed the car to the point that it could not proceed with the test ride. “Oh, no, don’t push it!” an engineer from Carnegie Mellon University cried after Norton pounded the mushroom button. “It shuts everything down.” [...]
  • Rumors of Aggie mischief circulate as maroon bluebonnets pop up on University of Texas campus

    04/14/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT · by fishtank · 32 replies
    BCS Eagle ^ | 4-10-2014 | Andrea Salazar
    Rumors of Aggie mischief circulate as maroon bluebonnets pop up on University of Texas campus By ANDREA SALAZAR | Posted 4 days ago The land of burnt orange has received some unwanted maroon in the form of the state flower. Maroon bluebonnets have popped up in flower beds outside the University of Texas Tower, causing enough student reaction to prompt groundskeepers to remove the seeds, said Markus Hogue, program coordinator of irrigation and water conservation at UT. Rumor has it that an Aggie is behind it. After all, the only place on campus that has bloomed the Aggie-cultivated maroon...
  • Biden: Infrastructure is key to growing middle class

    09/16/2013 4:53:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2013
    Vice President Joe Biden implored Americans on Monday to find the resources to invest in its ports, warning the U.S. will fall behind its competitors unless it spends now to bolster its infrastructure. Addressing a crowd of about 300 on a wind-swept dock in Charleston, S.C., Biden said the United States is behind the rest of the world.
  • Martha Coakley: Curt Schilling Is A Yankees Fan

    01/15/2010 6:36:18 PM PST · by WaterBoard · 346 replies · 10,315+ views
    Youtube ^ | 15 Jan 2010 | Martha Coakley
    On the talk radio show, "Nightside With Dan Rea," Coakley labels Rudy Giuliani as a Yankee fan, then goes on to bizarrely describe Brown supporter Curt Schilling, the great former Red Sox pitcher, as a Yankee fan as well. Hear the audio here: Link For those who don't know who Curt Schilling is, he is a famous Red Sox pitcher. This woman seem intent on insulting Mass citizens.
  • Gun Control Laws

    04/11/2008 12:42:18 PM PDT · by Apparently · 126 replies · 133+ views
    April 10 2008 | apparentlly
    Gun owners insist that they need to carry a concealed weapon that is handguns for self-protection from criminals. Now that is saying that it is not safe for anyone to walk/drive to work at anytime of the day or night without fear of being attacked, robbed, raped, murdered for money etc. I am told that you cannot make any enemies in the United States for fear of being shot. In addition, that the only way of preventing this is to carry with you, a handgun of one form or another. I am also told that a well arm society is...
  • Why Even Hardened Racists Will Vote for Barack Obama (BARF ALERT!)

    01/10/2008 6:04:15 AM PST · by toddlintown · 28 replies · 87+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | 1-7-2008 | Bob Garfield
    A few years back, a relative was visiting from out of town and showed us a snapshot. It was his son posing with a new acquaintance. Big smiles all around. The acquaintance was a priest. And he was black. Why carry around this otherwise unremarkable photo and make a show of it? Because the son is a five-alarm racist, and so is his dad -- the guy proudly displaying the snapshot. The subtext here -- about one micron below the surface -- was: "See? A black friend!"
  • Sagging pants trend stirs debate

    10/22/2007 2:36:26 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 82 replies · 1,012+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 22, 2007 | Gregory Lewis
    As cousins Travis and Chuckie Jones stroll off the South Broward High campus on school days, they're "gooned out." Wearing oversized T-shirts and low-riding jeans, they mimic the hard core look that gangsta rappers first popularized in the 1990s. The Jones boys' jean shorts, held up by belts, are hanging around their thighs and sag so low that you can't help but see the gym shorts they wear underneath. "I like saggin'," said Travis, a 15-year-old sophomore. For him, wearing baggy, ill-fitting jeans, is cool — and makes a strong statement. It's all about attitude. "It tells everybody to kiss...
  • drug testing marijuana cocaine

    10/13/2007 12:55:02 PM PDT · by kinganil · 2,633 replies · 1,991+ views
    the asking times ^ | oct 13 2007 | john doe
    hello does anyone know about drug testing cocaine and marijuana.
  • The Meaning of Life According to Me

    10/28/2003 11:45:20 PM PST · by marron · 78 replies · 1,569+ views
    10/28/03 | marron
    (The Whole of Life Explained in 7000 Words)Life and death Life is fleeting. We are only here for a moment, we emerge out of nothing, we shine for an instant in a burst of energy and motion, and then we vanish. What possessions we have acquired pass into other hands and then, eventually, cease themselves to exist. What is the purpose of this brief flash that is life? What, in fact, is life? There are two basic forces at work in the universe. There is a force sometimes referred to as entropy, the process by which all things decay and...
  • The Buffoon Caucus ( Rep. Maxine Waters - Remove U.S. Troops in Iraq by August of 1980)

    03/13/2007 4:23:00 PM PDT · by zendari · 114 replies · 4,073+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2007
    At one press conference, Rep. Maxine Waters, now serving her 9th term in the House of Representatives, declared that under the Out of Iraq Caucus's plan, the United States could remove U.S. troops from Iraq "by August of 1980 [sic."] Then, Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, reasoning that 1980 had already taken place, said the actual date was August 2008. Rep. Lloyd Doggett suggested that Mr. Bush, "the misleader," was to blame for his colleagues' confusion. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat, tried to explain the caucus plan, but stumbled over the chronology of the withdrawal, saying at one point that...
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... Any thoughts?

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!
  • Murtha's Second Act (Redeploy to Okinawa)

    06/21/2006 5:19:06 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 49 replies · 1,673+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jun 22, 2006 | Bob Novak
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" last Sunday, Rep. John Murtha repeated his call for "redeploying" U.S. troops from Iraq with something new -- and disturbing to fellow Democrats. Asked by moderator Tim Russert about sites for redeployment, Murtha replied: "We can go to Okinawa. ... We can redeploy there almost instantly." When Russert expressed doubt about "a timely response" from Okinawa to meet a Middle East crisis, the 16-term congressman from western Pennsylvania and new national security spokesman for his party stumbled: "Well, it -- you know, they -- when I say Okinawa, I, I'm saying troops in Okinawa. When...
  • Caption Jessica Lange pals at a Lincoln Center celebration in her honor

    04/19/2006 5:43:11 AM PDT · by memorandum1 · 12 replies · 626+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/20/06 | staff
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Woman Dials 911 Over Cold Onion Rings

    11/19/2005 1:10:43 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 176 replies · 4,794+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 11/19/2005 | Denise Royal
    Thibodaux, Louisiana (AHN) - A Louisiana woman now faces charges after calling 911 to complain that her onion rings were cold. She summoned police to the Malt-N-Burger Wednesday night where officers arrested her. 30-year-old Sharita Williams was irate over the temperature of her food, the Thibodauz Daily Comet reported. Williams told police the food was cold when she received it and the attendant refused to replace it with a new order, the report says. At that point, Williams dialed 911. She was arrested and issued a summons for misuse of the 911 system. She was released and given a December...
  • An Empty Amendment

    11/09/2005 5:07:14 PM PST · by concretebob · 107 replies · 1,552+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9 November 2005 | Washington Times Editorial
    A bipartisan group of senators has attacked the president's intention to veto any legislation that includes Sen. John McCain's so-called anti-torture amendment. They claim that failure to make clear U.S. interrogation policy tarnishes not only our international standing, but also subverts the very idea of America.
  • Tax cuts for the wealthy? Don't you dare!

    09/08/2005 9:27:22 AM PDT · by hadit2here · 8 replies · 604+ views
    John Kerry email ^ | Sept. 7, 2005 | John Kerry spam email
    From: "John Kerry" < > To: Subject: Tax cuts for the wealthy? Don't you dare! Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:09:55 -0500 Reply-To: < > Dear Xxxx, "More tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans are off the table." Those are the words that America is waiting to hear from President Bush. At a time of crisis and enormous need, it should be an easy decision for him to make. He could make the announcement tomorrow. There is hurt and suffering all around us. Estimates are that it will cost as much as $150 billion to...
  • Egyptian Professor: Muslims Had Nothing to Do with 9/11 Attack on the Empire State Building [OK...]

    08/09/2005 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Alouette · 76 replies · 2,057+ views
    MEMRI ^ | Aug. 8, 2005
    The following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian professor Abd Al-Sabour Shahin, which aired on Saudi Channel 1 on August 8, 2005. Shahin: Our enemies weave many lies about us, which we are not necessarily aware of. For example: One day, we awoke to the crime of 9/11, which hit the tallest buildings in New York, the Empire State Building (sic). There is no doubt that not a single Arab or Muslim had anything to do with these events. The incident was fabricated as a pretext to attack Islam and Muslims. The plan was to take over the world's...
  • WORKER RIPPED OFF $1M: COPS (blew it on gambling, home payments, two cars paid in cash)

    07/21/2005 2:59:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies · 1,531+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 21, 2005 | KIERAN CROWLEY
    JAMINE ALABRE All in small bills. A crafty 25-year-old employee of a Long Island marketing firm managed to swindle more than a million dollars in cash by steadily sneaking small bills out of the office, police said. She blew nearly all of the $1,119,807 she stole in casinos, on home payments, and splurging on two cars that she paid for in cash, cops said. Over a two-year period, account coordinator Jamine Alabre, 25, of Westbury, smuggled the money out of the Uniondale offices of IPSOS, a firm that conducts market-research surveys and public-opinion polls. Nassau County Detective Sgt. Lucy...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...

    02/02/2005 1:28:01 PM PST · by Murph22 · 275 replies · 9,361+ views
    I have been BANNED along with the likes of CJR812...Wex606 etc...if you are looking for INFO on them...My EX-Friends Screename (AIM) is WEX812...odd co-incidence and has a house in County Wexford Ireland. THE ONLY SCREEN NAME I REGOCNIZED IN THAT LIST WAS IRELAND201 AND MURPHY....Obviously...they make sense...Ireland my home country...201 my area code...and Murphy my last name... IM NOT CJR812 CoRoge08 Wexfordboys...NONE OF THEM!!!! PLEASE stop banning me
  • What you will not be hearing Bush say tonight. (Aw, trollie, won't see him no more).

    02/02/2005 9:48:04 AM PST · by digdugfud · 157 replies · 14,934+ views
    The coming economic crisis. Unemployment. Health care for the poor. The almost 1,500 dead soldiers. The almost 100,000 dead Iraqis. Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher. The Christian Conservative takeover of our nation. The missing 9 billion. The missing weapons of mass destruction. The impending invasion of Iran, and Syria. The total failure to protect us on 9-11.
  • I need an explanation...

    01/11/2005 8:42:12 AM PST · by skimbell · 257 replies · 5,246+ views
    OK! I give up! At the risk of being told that I'm wasting everyones time here. Can someone please tell me W.I.T.H. a "ZOT" is and what is the significance of the kittens/cats that seem to be mandatorily displayed with any discussion of a zot?
  • can we really be proud of this country ?

    01/10/2005 11:54:34 AM PST · by timothyscarborough · 439 replies · 5,146+ views
    can we really be proud of this country that kills 1.3 million of its most innocent citizens every year through abortion ?
  • UNO UPDATE: Pole Shift News-"Planetary Alignment, Earthquake

    UNO UPDATE: Pole Shift News-"Planetary Alignment, Earthquake Wed Jan 5, 2005 21:15 Remember 5/5/2000? Check out my research I have collected at Link Below: or, At first glance, the claims that planetary alignments or groupings will cause earthquakes, floods, solar eruptions, and perhaps even the destruction of the Earth do seem interesting. Gravity is a long reaching force, and the planets are big. Can their influence reach across the solar system and cause all sorts of headaches here on Earth? Mercury, Mars and Venus to Align in a Way That’s Not Been Seen for a Century Fright...
  • ZOT! "Not One Damn Dime Day" - Jan 20, 2005 - Inauguration Day

    01/09/2005 5:37:49 PM PST · by Robert Rummler · 262 replies · 3,793+ views
    Help Make a Difference... Please mark your calendars now . . . "Not One Damn Dime Day" - Jan 20, 2005 - Inauguration Day Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Damn Dime Day" in America. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending. During "Not One Damn Dime Day"...
  • hundreds of hotels , were the reason for the ZOT, !

    01/09/2005 11:27:35 AM PST · by ABHA · 241 replies · 5,966+ views
  • Blowing up gun myths (Maroon Alert)

    11/29/2004 9:00:30 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 64 replies · 1,866+ views ^ | November 29, 2004 | An editorial
    At the risk of noting the obvious, Sunday's deadly confrontation between a semiautomatic weapon-wielding Minnesotan and a group of hunters in northern Wisconsin can and should be factored into debates about the availability of semiautomatic and automatic weapons. When hunters in Sawyer County confronted the Minnesotan - a 36-year-old Hmong immigrant named Chai Vang who was in a deer stand on private property and told him that he would have to leave - several of the greatest myths that are peddled by opponents of gun control exploded.To wit: • Myth One: A semiautomatic weapon is just another kind of gun.When...
  • Second school, second strike for stupidity

    11/03/2004 9:09:19 AM PST · by thegreatbeast · 3 replies · 365+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 3, 2004 | Tom Farmer
    Expelled from Northeastern University for vandalizing cars after the Super Bowl, a Maine man may now face expulsion from Boston University in the wake of his arrest Saturday before the Red Sox World Series parade. ``We have a long and consistent record of holding students accountable for their conduct on or off campus,'' BU spokesman Colin Riley said yesterday about 21-year-old student Daniel Rosquete. Rosquete could also be sent to jail today if a Roxbury District Court judge determines he violated the terms of his probation from his Super Bowl case. Rosquete was tossed from Northeastern after he was identified...
  • Hendrick Hamel

    09/13/2004 8:37:16 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 5 replies · 372+ views
    Hendrick Hamel is a Dutch sailor that ended up in Korea in 1653. Hamel and sixty-four crew members left on the Sperwer from Batavia. The Sperwer encounters a storm and the ship is gone. 28 of the 64 died. They wash ashore on Cheju Island. From their, it starts Hamel's adventure in Korea. He was like the Marco Polo of Korea. It could be possible that I could have non-Korean ancestry in me, perhaps a Dutch ancestry in me. The Journal of HamelKorea Through Western Cartographic Eyes
  • Kerry Calls Bush "All Hat, No Cattle" In Ohio Speech [another sign of Kerry's brain damage]

    09/03/2004 9:27:12 PM PDT · by familyop · 140 replies · 14,827+ views
    AP via WCPO ^ | 3SEP04 | AP
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry traveled by bus across Ohio Friday. Kerry held a "front porch" discussion at the home a laid-off worker in Newark. Kerry spoke to about 75 people in a neighborhood of modest, one-story homes and then later held a campaign rally in the town described as a mix between blue- and white-collar workers. A Kerry spokeswoman says Newark was chosen in part because it has lost jobs, making it a good place for Kerry to tout his program for creating new ones. Kerry told people they had to be part of the solution and not get...
  • Day by Day

    05/22/2004 10:08:22 PM PDT · by formercalifornian · 2 replies · 158+ views
    Day by Day ^ | 1/25/2003 | Chris Muir
  • Unlike Bush/Kerry, Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Has Correct Iraq Plan: Get Out-Now!

    04/15/2004 8:12:41 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 62 replies · 381+ views
    Unlike Bush/Kerry, Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka Has Correct Iraq Plan: Get Out - Now! 4/15/2004 7:01:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: John Lofton, 301-873-4612 or 410-766-8591 Web: LAUREL, Md., April 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following statement is from Michael Anthony Peroutka, Constitution Party Presidential candidate: "I like President Bush personally. He is a sincere man. I respect his office. But, it is becoming painfully obvious that he has no plan to get our country out of the un-Constitutional, bloody, deadly, mess going on in Iraq. In fact, Mr. Bush and John...
  • What a Dork! - Picture of Kerry "dashing" past his Secret Service detail (Caption this!)

    02/28/2004 9:31:00 PM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 124 replies · 12,098+ views
    AP/Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Sunday, February 29, 2004 | Me - & AP Photo
    Charles Krupa, Associated Press Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., dashes past his Secret Service detail while arriving for private meetings and fundraisers in San Francisco on Friday. If Kerry, or another Democrat, wants to defeat President Bush in Novermebr, that candidate will have to carry Pennsylvania.

    07/25/2003 12:13:16 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 28 replies · 215+ views
    Former Vermont governor says American people should know the true intentions behind Bush administration's agenda (July 25, 2003) Des Moines, IA--Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean made the following statement today while campaigning in Iowa:"When George W. Bush ran for president three years ago, he promised us an era of responsibility in Washington--instead we've got an era of irresponsibility unparalleled in our history. A week after discovering that the cost of occupying Iraq will be double the original estimates, we found out that the nation's deficit is 50 percent higher than estimated just five months ago. In fact, during his two-and-a-half...
  • 2004 Democrat Presidential Candidate Howard Dean Not Sure Iraqis Better off Without Saddam Hussein

    04/25/2003 5:09:56 AM PDT · by ewing · 50 replies · 443+ views
    CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports Transcript ^ | April 24, 2003 | Wolf Blitzer
    Wolf Blitzed: But aren't the people of Iraq so much better off now with Saddam Hussein on their back?Dean: We don't know that yet. We don't know that yet Wolf.We still have a country whose city is mostly without electricity. We have tumultous occasions in the south where there is no clear governance.We have a major city without clear goverance. We don't know yet, and until we do..Wolf Blitzer interrupts-..(obviously incredulous even for a liberal) You think it is possible--excuse me for interrupting-- that whatever emerges in Iraq could be better than what they have had for decades under Saddam...
  • Bill Schneider: White House handling of Lott 'clumsy'

    12/20/2002 9:06:15 AM PST · by rs79bm · 48 replies · 307+ views
    <p>SCHNEIDER: This is very much White House activity and there's a lot of resentment in the Senate about how the White House handled this. It was very clumsy.</p> <p>The White House let it be known to reporters that they didn't want Trent Lott to remain as Senate majority leader. But they didn't want their fingerprints on this.</p>
  • I'm Sad for Our Nation [Truly]

    12/05/2002 5:51:08 AM PST · by damn proud liberal · 276 replies · 810+ views
    Jodie Teas
    <p>Tuesday, November 19, was truly [1] a black, black day for this nation and one I never dreamed would happen here.</p> <p>I remember vividly as a child watching Nikita Khrushchev standing at the UN beating his shoe against the podium and shouting that they (the then Soviet Union) would take us over without firing a shot. Little did we know or ever dream then that the Soviet Union would fall but that a truly [2] evil man from Texas and his equally evil regime from Cheney on down would take us over from within and that the Democrats would completely collapse before our eyes and help him do it. This truly [3] began with the stolen election of 2000.</p>
  • It's The Money!! They're Going To Go After The Money!!! (Vanity)

    09/30/2002 11:13:03 PM PDT · by 11B3 · 23 replies · 293+ views
    Self | 30 Sep 02 | Self
    Sorry for the vanity post, but I was just counting the money in my wallet when I started to sneeze. Then it hit me: The terrorists are going to use our money against us!We all know how badly infested our paper money is normally. We don't really want to know where that dollar bill has been, thank you. But how many of us remember the Secret Service busting several groups of Iraqis over the last ten years for printing many millions in fake US paper currency? What has been the premise all along of our Russian "partners"? Remember how they...