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  • Barack Obama Celebrates Super Bowl With Picture Of ... Barack Obama (Caption the Wee Wee)

    02/07/2016 6:49:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 7, 2016
    There's just a certain something about that Twit's Tweets!
  • Trump: Unlike Cruz, ‘I Have a Heart,’ I’ll Enact Universal Health Coverage

    01/31/2016 10:18:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 503 replies
    National Review ^ | January 31, 2016 12:20 PM | Tom S. Elliott
    In an interview this morning on This Week, Donald Trump cited his desire to "help people" as the reason he favors government-funded universal health coverage. Unlike Ted Cruz, Trump said, "I have a heart." "If somebody has no money and they're lying in the middle of the street and they're dying, I'm going to take care of that person," Trump said.
  • Trump Campaign Statement on Debate

    01/26/2016 6:17:05 PM PST · by usafa92 · 323 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | 1/26/2016 | Donald J Trump
    - JANUARY 26, 2016 - TRUMP CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON FOX NEWS DEBATE (New York, NY) January 26th, 2016 - As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions of dollars, Mr. Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. FOX News is making tens of millions of dollars on debates, and setting ratings records (the highest in history), where as...
  • Kasich: I Brought Ford Jobs Back, Not Trump

    10/25/2015 9:16:06 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 172 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 10-26-2015 | Greg Richter
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump claimed credit Sunday for Ford Motor Company's plans to move a production plant from Mexico to Ohio. Trump has been calling out Ford during his campaign, saying the automaker plans to move jobs from Michigan to Mexico, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who also is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, says the move from Mexico to Ohio had nothing to Trump's demands. "The truth is that Ford began moving jobs back to Ohio four years ago under the leadership of Governor John Kasich," the governor's campaign said in a statement to the press on Sunday...
  • In Ego, Obama and Trump Are Two Of A Kind

    10/24/2015 10:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 288 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    ARE YOU crazy about Barack Obama? Do you fervently hope the next president of the United States will be as similar to the current president as possible? Then Donald Trump may be the candidate for you. Of all the candidates running for president, the one who most resembles the incumbent is not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley. To be sure, the Democrats' policy views largely overlap with Obama's. But when it comes to attitude and self-image, it's Obama and Trump who are birds of a feather. Everyone knows about Donald Trump's bottomless narcissism; this is a man...
  • Trump: Im the Reason Why Biden Wont Run Heres the Bombshell Reason Why [EXCLUSIVE]

    10/21/2015 7:29:24 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 127 replies
    A source with strong political connections told Conservative Tribune exclusively Wednesday morning why Vice President Joe Biden would not be getting into the Democrat primary after all. According to the source, current GOP front-runner Donald Trump has dirt on Biden that would presumably prevent his winning the Democrat nomination. The precise nature of the information Trump has about Biden was not immediately available, but the source expected Trump to release or at least hint at it later Wednesday, probably through social media. Biden made the announcement earlier in the day, telling the American people: Unfortunately, I believe were...
  • Jane Fonda to build shrine of herself

    12/23/2014 8:02:00 AM PST · by DonaldC · 117 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/23/14 | NYTimes
    Even Jane Fonda needs a reminder of her fabulousness. At 77, the actress is building a shrine to herself that she hopes will boost her recently faltering confidence. Ive found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months, the stunning star wrote in a blog post Sunday, her 77th birthday. So, while meditating today an idea came to me: Im going to create a shrine to myself or, at least,...
  • Response to survey on down syndrome children shows contempt and selfishness

    12/20/2014 8:00:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Detroit News survey asking women if they would have an abortion if the baby had down syndrome. One respondent said yes: Lets be practical. I am not giving up 80% or more of my life to care for a Down Syndrome baby that will be depend on me through his/her adult life. Corkey was lucky and probably the only cast to get ratings to play on the hearts of others. Let me be as upfront as possibleThis is the Me generation, and with health costs increasing endlessly, who has the money? Quoted in the blog JivinJehosephat Over 95% of all...
  • Woman who had 3 abortions: Im the most important person in the world

    12/17/2014 7:59:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | January 19, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From a woman who had 3 abortions A lot of people would argue that, thats a life, but I say, what about my life? Do I think abortion is pro-life? Its pro-my life, and I am the most important person in the world and I want to make myself happy. A good friend of mine has 2 kids, shes a perfect mother, roast on Sundays. Good for you, if thats what you want, more power to you. Let me have what I want. Patricia Launneborg Abortion: a Positive Decision (New York: Bergin & Garvey, 1992) 134 Result of an abortion...
  • Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    11/02/2014 10:07:46 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 137 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/02/2014 | Alana Horowitz
    Brittany Maynard, the Oregon woman who had become an outspoken advocate for patients' rights following her terminal cancer diagnosis, died on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. She was 29. "Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote in a Facebook post, according to People. "Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness... the world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers... goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!" Earlier this year, Maynard...
  • Kaci Hickox, Self-Absorbed Hero

    10/30/2014 2:14:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Mark Davis
    There is something uniquely jarring about a display of selfish insolence from someone who is so praiseworthy in other respects. Maddening traits usually come from maddening people, as their true character surfaces. But the insults delivered to a concerned nation by heroic nurse Kaci Hickox are particularly hard to absorb, because the proper reaction of revulsion does not mix well with the sentiments we would like to be sending her way. Those sentiments would be: We are so glad you are home safely, we pray for you to remain symptom-free, and most of all, we honor you for the courage...
  • Obama Implicitly Compares Himself to Pope and Jesus in Tribute Message

    04/25/2014 6:43:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt blog ^ | April 24, 2014 | Trey Sanchez
    "Rare is the leader who makes us want to be better people." President Obama added his voice to Time's list of "The 100 Most Influential People" by penning a tribute to Pope Francis. By implication, Obama associated himself with the pontiff and ultimately to Jesus. Obama called the pope "a moral leader in word and deed," equating Francis's message of inclusion with Jesus's "essence." Sprinkled within this panegyric was Obama's own familiar refrain heard throughout his presidency: "alleviate povertyreduce inequalityopen new doors of opportunity and visions of possibility for everyone." Obama's social agenda is nothing he has kept secret. Nor...
  • Be Prepared....

    04/19/2013 7:20:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 4/18/2013 | Me
    The almost non existent Obama during all this will suddenly show up and parade all the cops and investigators involved with this terror strike around DC town. The Media will gush about how well Obammy handled this situation, just like he had been there and caught the guy himself! Comparisons will be made between Bush's 9/11 and Obammys. Then the media "analysis" of what is wrong with America and how it turned an innocent little boy into a radical. Ive stocked up on Gin and antacids for the coming gushing media blitz about Obammy and his leadership.
  • Transcript of Obamas Remarks in Aurora, Colo. [Obama sure talks about himself a lot]

    07/23/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 22, 2012 | Barack Obama
    I want I think I described I come I do I think I had I confessed I also tried to I also had a chance to I also had a chance, fortunately I just I want I had I think I saw I had I also I walked I dont I hadnt I wanted I just I know I hope I hope
  • White House under fire for adding Obama policy plugs to past presidents' bios

    05/16/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT · by Justaham · 77 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/16/12
    The Obama White House is drawing ridicule for appending the official online biographies of nearly every president over the last century in order to link President Obama's accomplishments to the former commanders in chief. The Obama team went into the pages of U.S. presidents dating back to Calvin Coolidge to add friendly looking "Did you know?" fact boxes to the end of their bios. Those additions were used to plug a host of Obama administration initiatives, ranging from the health care overhaul to the so-called "Buffett Rule" to his green-energy policies. For instance, the following line was added to the...
  • Sacrificing for Your Fellow Man is Not Noble-Don Watkins--10.May.2012

    05/10/2012 1:14:07 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/10/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Don Watkins, of the Ayn Rand Institute for Individual Rights, was appalled by a recent commencement address by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who urged graduates to devote their work and lives to serving their fellow and less fortunate beings. Don argues, as do I, your highest purpose is in best serving your own needs and desires. By doing so, you automatically enable many others to realize their potential, and you take the burden off society and help place it where it truly belongs, on the individuals shoulders. This concept was what once helped make America great; this individualistic...
  • Thanks Drudge! (Drudge picks up my "Pipeline to Nowhere" meme from an earlier FR thread)

    03/24/2012 12:30:38 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 17 replies
    Drudge DOES read FR (now if he'd get off the Romney kick... Hey Matt! If you're listening, how 'bout some fair and balanced?)
  • Obama Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary By Packaging Meals

    09/10/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT · by opentalk · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 10, 2011 | Weaselzipper
    <p>Supposed to commemorate this?</p>
  • Sarah Palin Makes Jake Tapper Wait For Heifer Meeting To Ask Questions

    08/14/2011 8:48:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/14/11 | Tommy Christopher |
    During his run as interim host of ABCs This Week with, Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper lobbied valiantly (but unsuccessfully) to get former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to appear on the program. While covering the shenanigans in Iowa this week, Tapper seized on the opportunity to finally get Palin to answer some substantive questions, but before Palin would face Tappers queries, she had priority business to take care of: Im gonna go meet a heifer first. Tappers amused, bemused reaction was priceless. A heifer first? After a few minutes of milking the spotlight (setting the mooed?) at the Iowa...
  • Gingrich Will Star In Democrats' Anti-Ryan Medicare Attacks

    05/19/2011 10:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    By the time they're done with him, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will look like a leading Democratic spokesman as the party moves quickly to harness his attacks on Republican plans to change Medicare. According to party sources, they plan to use Gingrich's assault on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan in a bid to knock down every Republican who voted for it. "By calling Paul Ryan's budget 'radical' and 'right-wing social engineering,' Newt merely echoed criticisms millions of Americans across the political spectrum have voiced at house Republicans' budget for weeks now," says Ryan Rudominer, a Democratic consultant...
  • Gingrich reaction: Republicans livid, accuse former speaker of hypocrisy in attack on Ryan

    05/16/2011 6:58:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wshington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2011 | Byron York
    This morning Republicans are just beginning to assess the damage that former House Speaker and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done to the GOP budget plan currently before Congress. On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Gingrich denounced House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's plan to restructure Medicare, saying, "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."
  • (AP barf alert) Analysis: Reimagining Obama after gutsy raid

    05/07/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 55 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Fri May 6, 6:15 pm ET | By NANCY BENAC
    It was just a firehouse chat with the guys of Engine 54 in lower Manhattan. But President Barack Obama delivered a message he hopes will also hit home with every American in this week of national catharsis: "You're always going to have a president and an administration who's got your back." In the denouement to the daring raid that brought down Osama bin Laden, the president has in effect been reintroduced to the nation. While taking care to strike the right tone trying to savor the success of the dramatic covert operation without appearing to gloat Obama has...
  • Pic of Obama's speech was staged

    05/04/2011 4:34:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 05/04/11 | BRYAN DOYLE
    The photos are now widespread online and in newspapers, images of a confident President Obama striding toward the camera to announce the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Not so widespread, however, is the news that the photos werent from Obamas actual history-making speech. According to a Reuters blog post, the photos were taken after Obamas actual announcement, during a brief reenactment minutes later. ~SNIP~ The reenactment isnt the only way the administration has edited its media rollout of bin Ladens death. In a widely used photo of Obama and his national security team in the Situation Room, what...
  • Surprise woman wants stripper career over kids, punches son

    06/15/2010 9:46:03 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 105 replies · 3,040+ views
    by Jennifer Thomas azfamily.com Posted on June 14, 2010 at 3:56 PM Updated today at 9:38 AM Related: * Police discuss Surprise mom who chose to leave kids to become stripper SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Police officers arrested a 29-year-old Surprise woman after she reportedly told police she didn't want her children any longer and punched her 11-year-old son in the stomach in front of officers. On Friday, police received a call from an 11-year-old boy who said his mother was packing and moving to California and wasn't taking him or his 6-year-old brother with her. When police officers arrived, they...
  • A numbers breakdown of the SOTU: Obama refers to himself 114 times

    01/27/2010 9:09:10 PM PST · by bigred08 · 54 replies · 3,949+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 1/27/2010 | Kevin Hall
    Any speech from President Obama is guaranteed to include numerous references to himself, blaming George Bush, and creating straw men. Wednesday night's State of the Union was no different. By my count from watching the speech, here is a numbers breakdown of Obama's first State of the Union:
  • Vanity: Obama "I, me, my" count during SOTU well over 100

    01/27/2010 7:43:02 PM PST · by AAABEST · 26 replies · 1,007+ views
    State of the Union Address ^ | January 27, 2010 | me
    I was ticking off the number of times Obama used "I", "me" or "my" during the SOTU. I wound up with 115, though I'm sure I missed a few.
  • Who is your favorite Freeper?

    12/13/2009 10:37:37 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 974 replies · 19,298+ views
    Who is your favorite Freeper? Who is the most legendary Freeper? Which Freepers stick in your head as memorable? Who is the most infamous Freeper? Nominate your favorites for Legendary Freeper status.
  • VP Joe Biden Makes Early Entrance at Speaking Event - Video 12/2/09

    12/03/2009 10:02:08 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 487+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 3, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Vice-President Joe Biden making an early entrance on Wednesday as he was still be introduced. Biden had been rushing to get to the Marriott Hotel in Washington and did not realize the speaker was still introducing. When he heard the introduction continuing, he jokingly hid behind the curtain until it was time to head to the platform. . . . . (VIDEO)
  • Jay-Z To Serenade The Yanks At First World Series Game (Alicia Keys to join him)

    10/26/2009 1:04:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,280+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Mon, Oct 26, 2009 | Emily Feldman
    The Brooklyn-born rapper will sing his ode to the city, "Empire State of Mind," at the World Series kickoff game Wednesday night. Fellow New Yorker, Alicia Keys will join him at the new Yankee Stadium to sing the New York-centric hook, "These streets will make you feel brand new,/The lights will inspire you,/Let's hear it for New York." Jay-Z -- who raps on the same song "I made the Yankee hat more famous than the Yankees can" -- says the chance to perform during the World Series is "a once in a lifetime experience." "First of all, the new [Yankee]...
  • Balloon boy family plans 'big announcement'

    10/17/2009 7:47:47 AM PDT · by jilliane · 107 replies · 4,069+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10-17-2009 | Drudge
    Balloon dad says he has something to day according to reports
  • George Will: Obama Went to Copenhagen to Speak About Himself

    10/04/2009 9:45:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 121 replies · 4,667+ views
    George Will: Obama Went to Copenhagen to Speak About Himself By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-10-04 12:10 On Sunday, ABC's George Will uttered an inconvenient truth about Barack Obama that his adoring media have been ignoring since he first threw his hat into the presidential ring in February 2007: his rhetoric is filled with constant references to himself. To prove the point on the most recent installment of "This Week," Will counted the number of times Mr. and Mrs. Obama used the words "I" and "me" during their speeches in Copenhagen Friday. The numbers are shocking making it likely in Will's...
  • Obama's 8 Sept School Broadcast -- says "I" 32 times

    09/07/2009 3:37:58 PM PDT · by pabianice · 58 replies · 2,173+ views
    Virginia Patriot | 9/7/09 | Barack Obama's Speechwriters
    Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama Back to School Event Arlington, Virginia September 8, 2009 The President: Hello everyone hows everybody doing today? Im here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And weve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. Im glad you all could join us today. I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, its your first day in a new school, so its understandable if youre a little nervous....
  • Ron Paul Makes Rock Star Appearance in New Orleans

    09/03/2009 9:51:41 AM PDT · by freepersunite · 40 replies · 1,730+ views
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 3rd Sep | Jeff Crouere
    If a presidential election were held last night on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans, the winner would not have been the 48 year old occupant of the White House, but a spry 74 year old physician from Texas. U..S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) enthralled a huge crowd of supporters and students with a one hour address on topics ranging from the war in Afghanistan to the Federal Reserve. The crowd was so large that the university set up five overflow rooms to accommodate the intense interest in Dr. Pauls message. It was amazing to see such an enthusiastic...
  • Obama denounces emphasis on health care protests ("TV loves a ruckus")

    08/14/2009 12:43:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,396+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/09 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    BELGRADE, Mont. President Barack Obama on Friday denounced what he suggested was news media overemphasis on scenes of angry protesters at town-hall meetings on health care. "TV loves a ruckus," Obama said. Trying to sell his overhaul plan amid an increasingly noisy partisan debate, Obama told a town hall-style meeting in an airport hangar, "What you haven't seen on TV and what makes me proud are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country." He said Americans are being held hostage by health insurance companies that deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions or cancel coverage when people...
  • Huckabee to Palin: Don't Leave

    07/15/2009 9:53:16 AM PDT · by DB9 · 72 replies · 2,264+ views
    Conservatives4Palin.com ^ | July 15, 2009 | Joseph Russo
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Huckabee to Palin: Don't Leave By Joseph Russo Political Wire reports: In an interview on Fox News, Mike Huckabee warned Sarah Palin against abandoning the Republican party. Said Huckabee: "Whether she runs or not, she has an important voice, and I hope she remains -- let me be real clear -- a part of the Republican Party. I'm a little concerned when I hear her say that she may sort of branch out and go third party or go independent. That would be a big mistake because we need to rebuild the Republican Party, not abandon...
  • Obama for Father's Day: Stay Home, US Dads

    06/19/2009 3:43:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 872+ views
    Obama for Father's Day: Stay Home, US Dads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 19, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Growing up without a father left a painful hole in his heart, President Barack Obama told a lawnful of boys at the White House Friday in a remarkably personal Father's Day weekend message. He implored fathers everywhere -- and the kids when they're a bit older -- to stay home and stay involved in the lives of their own children. ''This isn't an obligation,'' said the father of two in a message to millions of wayward dads. ''This is a privilege to...
  • But Enough About Me -- Does Obama understand that the office of the presidency is bigger than he is?

    05/23/2009 2:56:58 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies · 1,635+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 1, 2009 | William Kristol
    Barack Obama spoke at the National Archives last Thursday on the war on terror (not that he used that term). After paying tribute to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and before turning to a defense of his policies, the President of the United States said: I stand here today as someone whose own life was made possible by these documents. My father came to our shores in search of the promise that they offered. My mother made me rise before dawn to learn of their truth when I lived as a child in a...
  • But Enough About Me . . .

    05/23/2009 5:55:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 84 replies · 2,357+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 1, 2009 | William Kristol
    Barack Obama spoke at the National Archives last Thursday on the war on terror (not that he used that term). After paying tribute to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and before turning to a defense of his policies, the President of the United States said: I stand here today as someone whose own life was made possible by these documents. My father came to our shores in search of the promise that they offered. My mother made me rise before dawn to learn of their truth when I lived as a child in a...
  • Karl Rove, Twitter Creep

    04/23/2009 2:34:23 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 57 replies · 1,457+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/20/2009 | Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain says we need to take back Twitter from the creepy peoplelike Karl Rove, "Americas Toughest Sheriff," and the other undesirables who now follow her every Tweet. Karl Rove follows me on Twitter. Thats creepy. I joined Twitter a few months ago; so far, it has been a liberating way to transition from political to personal blogging. Its allowed me to share the less-serious aspects and humorously uncensored moments of my life. But theres also been a downside: I am now being followed by Karl Rove, and my local sheriff, and God knows how many other political pundits. We...
  • Gay activists map strategy

    01/30/2009 9:25:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 110 replies · 1,715+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 1/30/2009
    Gay-rights activists meeting in Denver start the tough work Friday of mapping out plans to see the new administration adopt policies they favor, while recounting what went wrong last year in failed attempts to defeat anti-gay ballot measures in California and other states. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force wants to see President Barack Obama make federal changes they say are years overdue, such as repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" ban on openly gay service members. But gay-rights activists say they're afraid they'll be on the back burner in Washington as the economy dwarfs all. And activists...
  • Not Pictured: Senior Denied Spot In Yearbook

    12/05/2008 1:45:36 PM PST · by day10 · 91 replies · 2,881+ views
    WCPO 9 CIncinnati ^ | 12/5/2008 | Jessica Noll
    Senior Clay Edwards photo wont be in this years Bracken County High School yearbook. Hell be listed as not pictured. For Edwards it wasnt missing picture day or a case of the flu that kept him out of his last yearbook and the class of 2009 composite it was a dog collar and makeup......
  • U.S. Teens Brimming With Self-Esteem

    11/13/2008 9:44:50 AM PST · by Sopater · 103 replies · 3,175+ views
    HealthDay News ^ | Wed Nov 12, 5:02 pm ET | E.J. Mundell
    Today's American high school students are far likelier than those in the 1970s to believe they'll make outstanding spouses, parents and workers, new research shows. They're also much more likely to claim they are "A" students with high IQs -- even though other research shows that today's students do less homework than their counterparts did in the 1970s. The findings, published in the November issue of Psychological Science, support the idea that the "self-esteem" movement popular among today's parents and teachers may have gone too far, the study's co-author said. "What this shows is that confidence has crossed over into...
  • She's happily married, dreaming of divorce

    08/26/2008 12:53:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 102 replies · 1,280+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/26/2008 | Ellen Tien
    I contemplate divorce every day. It tugs on my sleeve each morning when my husband, Will, greets me in his chipper, smug morning-person voice, because after 16 years of waking up together, he still hasn't quite pieced out that I'm not viable before 10 a.m. ..snip.. Maybe one day, marriage -- like the human appendix, male nipples, or your pinky toes -- will become a vestigial structure that will, in a millennium or two, be obsolete. Our great-great-great-grandchildren's grandchildren will ask each other in passing, "Remember marriage? What was its function again? Was it that maladaptive organ that intermittently produced...
  • Snow White - With 25 Snow Whites! (Japan's 'monster' parents take centre stage)

    06/07/2008 6:46:23 AM PDT · by pnh102 · 17 replies · 348+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 06/07/2008 | Leo Lewis
    The stage was set, the lights went down and in a suburban Japanese primary school everyone prepared to enjoy a performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The only snag was that the entire cast was playing the part of Snow White. For the audience of menacing mothers and feisty fathers, though, the sight of 25 Snow Whites, no dwarfs and no wicked witch was a triumph: a clear victory for Japan's emerging new class of Monster Parents. For they had taken on the system and won. After a relentless campaign of bullying, hectoring and nuisance phone calls, the...
  • Author Brags How She Impersonated Her 4-Year-Old on the Internet to Trick Her Ex into Sending Money

    05/07/2008 9:54:47 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 58 replies · 132+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 5/6/08 | Glenn Sacks
    This article by Rebecca Eckler, author of Toddlers Gone Wild!, is so offensive in so many ways it's hard to know where to begin. Here's one. Rebecca writes: "On behalf of my four-year-old, who has a Yahoo account in her name, I recently sent an e-mail to her father, who lives in Alberta. "'Hi Daddy,' I typed, as my daughter was fast asleep. 'Mommy has been talking about Mother's Day. I only have 143 pennies in my piggy bank. She's the best mommy ever. She's been pretty exhausted. I'd like to get her something nice. Can you help? Love you.'...
  • Gov Kaine takes credit for VA high rank (BARF ALERT)

    03/04/2008 7:43:48 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies · 95+ views
    Great news, friends: Once again, Virginia has earned top honors from the Pew Center's Government Performance Project. Today, the GPP released their "Grading the States 2008" report, the nation's only comprehensive, independent analysis of how well each state performs in serving the public. We have achieved this together because we continue to focus on results: Virginia "avoids formulas and focuses on the harder work of asking why goals and targets aren't being met, then seeks to address the underlying problems." My administration has worked hard to continue to improve the efficiency of government, and the Government Performance Project has recognized...
  • Clinton's '35 years of change' omits most of her career

    02/04/2008 11:12:45 AM PST · by OPS4 · 34 replies · 225+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Sun, Feb. 03, 2008 | Matt Stearns
    Posted on Sun, Feb. 03, 2008 Clinton's '35 years of change' omits most of her career Matt Stearns | McClatchy Newspapers last updated: February 03, 2008 11:09:08 PM WASHINGTON To hear Hillary Clinton talk, she's spent her entire career putting her Yale Law School degree to work for the common good. She routinely tells voters that she's "been working to bring positive change to people's lives for 35 years." She told a voter in New Hampshire: "I've spent so much of my life in the nonprofit sector." Speaking in South Carolina, Bill Clinton said his wife "could have taken...
  • Emotional Clinton says, This is personal

    01/07/2008 1:36:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 141 replies · 292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/07/08 | Philip Elliott - ap
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Hillary Rodham Clinton's eyes welled up and her voice broke repeatedly Monday as she talked with voters in a restaurant about her campaign for the presidency. The former first lady was making a last-minute pitch for support as she spoke on the eve of the state's primary, with polls showing her trailing Democratic rival Barack Obama. Asked by a sympathetic voter how she keeps going in the grueling campaign, she replied, "It's not easy. It's not easy." "And I couldn't do it if I just didn't, you know, passionately believe it was the right thing to do,"...
  • I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic

    01/01/2008 12:13:53 AM PST · by B-Chan · 91 replies · 389+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 2008.01.01 | B-Chan
    I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic I'll decide after I finish this bottle of champagne.
  • Woman Escorted Off Bus For Reading Bible Aloud

    12/31/2007 11:30:12 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 212 replies · 578+ views
    CBS 11 News ^ | December 31, 2007 | Carol Cavazos
    FORT WORTH: A passenger on a Fort Worth bus says the T. Bus Service discriminated against her religion. Christine Lutz says she was reading her Bible to her children when the bus driver asked her to stop or get off the bus