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  • Erdogan: Of course women aren’t equal to men ( Moslem Turkey )

    11/25/2014 11:13:41 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you were looking for an actual “war on women” as opposed to some fictional hysteria constructed for the entertainment of daytime cable news soap operas, you might want to take a look at Turkey. The new president of our “ally” in the region near Syria, Tayyip Erdogan, decided to opine on the subject of gender relations this week and he really wasn’t worried about mincing words. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood. “You cannot put women and men on an equal footing,”...
  • Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race [Lugar Endorsed by McCain & Daniels]

    05/05/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 05, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race By Shushannah Walshe | ABC OTUS News Rick Santorum has weighed in on the fierce primary battle in the Indiana senate race. The former presidential candidate tweeted his support of State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over longtime Sen. Dick Lugar. @RickSantorum: I encourage Hoosiers to help GOTV for @RichardMourdock. If I lived in Indiana he'd have my vote in Tuesday's #INSen race. Lugar has held the seat since 1976, but Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock is waging a serious challenge and is leading in state polls. Mourdock also has the backing of...
  • Aide: Santorum Endorsement Could Come In 'Next Week Or So'

    05/04/2012 8:38:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    KCRA ^ | May 4, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    John Brabender, a senior strategist to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said Friday if the ex-GOP candidate endorses his former top rival Mitt Romney it will be "in the next week or so." Brabender's comments came after a meeting between the one-time opponents, which he characterized as a productive, issues-driven conversation. Nonetheless, the session did not produce an immediate endorsement from Santorum. Asked by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley what "sooner" meant, Brabender said "probably in the next week or so, not in the next two months."
  • Reid: New poll on president’s popularity is ‘meaningless’ (OH?)

    03/13/2012 4:30:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/12 | Mike Lillis
    Reid: New poll on president’s popularity is ‘meaningless’By Mike Lillis - 03/13/12 04:13 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday dismissed a new poll finding that President Obama’s approval rating has plunged in recent weeks. The Nevada Democrat said the survey — a joint effort between The New York Times and CBS News — is “flawed” and “meaningless,” suggesting that all public polls are misleading. “This poll is so meaningless,” Reid told reporters at his weekly press briefing in the Capitol. “It is trying to give the American people an idea of what 300 million people feel by...
  • Democrats Wreck the Economy While Using Meaningless Rhetoric Like "Move Our Country Forward"

    10/09/2010 9:44:03 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies
    Alias: Son House | 10/9/10 | Alias: Son House
    How many voters are going to get a clear message of the economic principles that actually improve business conditions before the election? The meaningless rhetoric sounds good and is easily repeated, but once you look for any logic that supports improving economic conditions, implementing the Democrat ideas have been delivering the opposite result. And where are the Democrat being challenged on 'tax credits' just being social engineering and not for all Americans? The private sector needs broad tax relief and minimal regulation to even begin a meaningful recovery. The Democrats don't have the positive results they conned folks with to...
  • Presidents Day? Which Presidents? Washington? Lincoln? Millard Fillmore?

    02/14/2010 9:31:54 PM PST · by stolinsky · 18 replies · 452+ views ^ | 02-15-10 | stolinsky
    If you want to destroy a house, undermine the foundation. If you want to destroy a nation, do the same. If you want to destroy people who are defined by ideas, trash the ideas. If you want to bring down a society that is sustained by its history, perform a historectomy. You want a meaningless day off work, so you can check out the sales? Then Presidents Day is for you. But I prefer Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays. I’m old enough to remember when holidays had a deeper significance.
  • Former NBA Player John Salley: Majority of White America Hates Obama

    09/28/2009 3:45:42 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 75 replies · 2,542+ views ^ | Breitbart
    Video of Former NBA Player John Salley stating majority of white America hates Obama because 200 some odd days ago they loved him. Doesn't this statement seem a tad contradictory to anyone? I mean they voted for him because he was "great", now they hate him because he is "black". Is anyone else beyond sick of this garbage yet?
  • Australian politician calls for 'meaningless' carbon trading

    07/22/2008 2:52:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 125+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/08 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - A top Australian politician said on Tuesday the country should introduce "meaningless" carbon trading if big polluters in the developing world do not agree to reduce emissions. Opposition leader Brendan Nelson said he was committed to introducing emissions trading by 2012, but if big polluters like China and India do not make commitments to reduce emissions it should be deliberately toothless. "Our policy has not changed, and that policy is we would implement an emissions trading scheme, cap-and-trade, no later than 2012," he told Sky News. "And obviously what you would do, if for example we haven't...
  • Pelosi: It’s definition time for Democrats [Demagogue Howler Alert!!]

    06/13/2006 9:15:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 134 replies · 5,593+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/13/06 | Josephine Hearn
    She outlined three areas where Democrats would seek to differentiate themselves from Republicans: integrity, civility and accountability. If Democrats were to take control of the House in November, their first actions would focus on promoting those values, she said. “These are not full-blown initiatives,” she cautioned, “[but] they are a beginning to differentiate from the Republicans’ misguided priorities of taking us deeply into debt, bringing up divisive social issues instead and raising those issues instead of raising the minimum wage.”
  • Websites As Graphs.

    06/02/2006 11:37:13 AM PDT · by butternut_squash_bisque · 23 replies · 454+ views
    HTML Graphs: an update The impact of the little HTML graph applet blows my mind. Here's what has happened in one week: In the last five days of may, I had 114'579 unique visistors on As I write this, 345'117 networks have been created. According to technorati, 1'686 blogs link to ( is not even two months old, so all the links are due to the HTML graph applet). Technically, this makes aharef Switzerland's most technorati - linked blog, but I'm not even on this list (not that I care ;-) Massive coverage on, Digg and other...
  • Student Suspended Over Chewing Gum (Pittsburgh)

    05/26/2006 4:16:23 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 68 replies · 1,196+ views ^ | 5/25/06 | unknown
    LOWER BURRELL, Pa. -- A Lower Burrell school student is facing a three-day suspension for sharing gum with a classmate. Jolt chewing gum has caffeine and ginseng. The Lower Burrell school superintendent said consuming and passing out the gum violates the school's drug awareness policy. That's because caffeine is considered a stimulant. Parents told Channel 11 they did not understand the suspension. Resident Elizabeth Grombacher said, "I think it's stupid. Everything's getting too politically correct it's so wrong." "It's probably just like Mountain Dew or something like that. If it's got a lot of caffeine in it and they probably...
  • Democracy in a Cartoon

    02/03/2006 1:52:04 PM PST · by MHalblaub · 14 replies · 1,134+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | February 3, 2006 | Ibn Warraq
    Best-selling author and Muslim dissident Ibn Warraq argues that freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it against attacks from totalitarian societies. If the west does not stand in solidarity with the Danish, he argues, then the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest. The great British philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty, "Strange it is, that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free discussion, but object to their being 'pushed to an extreme'; not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good...
  • Protests Intensify Over Muhammad Drawings

    02/03/2006 10:55:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/06 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Tens of thousands of angry Muslims marched through Palestinian cities, burning the Danish flag and calling for vengeance Friday against European countries where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were published. In Washington, the State Department criticized the drawings, calling them "offensive to the beliefs of Muslims." While recognizing the importance of freedom of the press and expression, State Department press officer Janelle Hironimus said these rights must be coupled with press responsibility. "Inciting religious or ethnic hatred in this manner is not acceptable," Hironimus said. "We call for tolerance and respect for all communities and...
  • US sides with Muslims in cartoon dispute

    02/03/2006 9:04:55 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 355 replies · 8,380+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 02/03/06 | Yahoo! News
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington on Friday condemned caricatures in European newspapers of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, siding with Muslims who are outraged that the publications put press freedom over respect for religion. "These cartoons are indeed offensive to the belief of Muslims," State Department spokesman Kurtis Cooper said in answer to a question. "We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression but it must be coupled with press responsibility. Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable."
  • Best States For Healthy Kids (Connecticut: #1, New York: #2, Alaska: #50)

    03/17/2005 12:48:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 65 replies · 1,691+ views
    WebMD ^ | 3/17/05 | Miranda Hitti
    Best States For Healthy Kids March 17, 2005 (WebMD) Connecticut is America's top state for raising healthy kids, while Alaska ranks lowest on a list compiled by Child Magazine. Of course, it's possible to raise a fit child anywhere. No state has a monopoly on health, but some may make it a bit easier to achieve, the survey shows. Not that long ago, the list might have looked somewhat different. Connecticut rose to the top with school-based measures that took effect last July, says the magazine. Still, food and fitness aren't just important at school. What happens at home and...
  • Did anyone see the comedian on HBO, "A smoking pile of zotted ashes?"

    01/20/2005 8:10:38 PM PST · by Derek2012 · 110 replies · 3,131+ views
    Derek, RIP.
    Ever hear of how republican's always call the liberal left "Whiner's"? Well, take a look at Wa. State, ...who are the Whiner's now? LOTS OF LAUGHS! Boy, the shoes on the other foot now! I think it's great, don't you? These people deserve it..! Has anyone seen the comedian on HBO, who gave a discription of a "Republican"? Wow was that great, and very very true.
  • Bush job approval at 51 percent according to Zogby

    11/22/2004 9:26:33 PM PST · by Nascardude · 25 replies · 477+ views
    Zogby International ^ | November 22, 2004 | John Zogby
    Released: November 22, 2004 President’s Job Performance Rating Breaks Ceiling with 51%; Nearly Half (49%) Now Say US Headed in Right Direction; Powell Exits with 88% Favorability Rating While Other Top Cabinet Members Receive Mixed Reviews, Rumsfeld (47%) and Rice (53%); Electorate Uncertain About President’s Nominees, New Zogby Poll Reveals After scoring below fifty percent in several pre and post-election surveys, President George W. Bush’s job performance rating has risen to 51%, with nearly half of respondents (49%) now saying that the US is headed in the right direction, according to a new Zogby America survey. The telephone poll of...

    10/02/2004 3:48:27 PM PDT · by Quix · 943 replies · 7,394+ views
    MERI BURLINGAME AP LIST ^ | 02 OCT 2004 | Tracey DesLauriers
    QX NOTE: Since mentioning the below in a very sparse thread, a well known FREEPER has reported a similar dream. Another FREEPER, who probably knows more than many of the rest of us put togehter, said it was . . . my words . . . compatible with other . . . data. I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW MANY OTHER FREEPERS HAVE HAD SUCH DREAMS AND/OR VISIONS. PLEASE FREEPMAIL THEM OR POST THEM ON THIS THREAD. If you FREEPMAIL them, please let me know if I can post them anonymously on this thread. Blessings, QX --------------------- The AP List...
  • US soldiers in Iraq say 1,000 death toll meaningless

    09/07/2004 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies · 2,183+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/07/04
    US soldiers in Iraq say 1,000 death toll meaningless 2 hours, 30 minutes ago BAQUBA, Iraq (AFP) - The deaths of 1,000 American troops in Iraq since the 2003 invasion to topple Saddam Hussein has only strengthened US resolve to restore security to the strife-torn country, soldiers said. Dismissing parallels with the 1961-75 war in Vietnam, officers lashed out at the media for playing the grim-reaper over the mounting casualty toll and failing to appreciate the sacrifices made by each soldier. "It sucks. The newspapers glorify it. Everyday, reporting the numbers going up and up, trying to push a point,"...
  • Bush's Poll Numbers Don't Mean a Thing Right Now (MUST READ)

    05/25/2004 9:46:24 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 84 replies · 252+ views
    Wall Street Journal via Roundup ^ | Feb 27, 2004 | James Q. Wilson
    <p>In January, CBS News reported that President Bush's approval was "sinking." This month, USA Today has said it was hitting "a new low." And there is no doubt that the president's approval rating has fallen, down from nearly 90% right after 9/11 to about 51% today.</p>