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  • When it comes to messaging, no, Trump cannot walk and chew gum at the same time

    07/03/2017 9:50:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 3, 2017 | Amber Phillips
    It's a common retort among those who have to work with President Trump but don't appreciate his tweeting: The president can do two things at once. Trump allies' argument goes like this: “The fact of the matter is that he can do more than one thing at a time,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday. That's technically true. The president can send a tweet while he's in a meeting. He could probably send several. It takes all of a couple seconds — a couple minutes, max — to formulate and post...
  • Rudy Giuliani: My Bluntness Overshadowed My Message(I cannot read President Obama’s mind or heart)

    02/23/2015 8:03:09 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 63 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Rudolph Giuliani
    There has been no shortage of news coverage—and criticism—regarding comments I made about President Obama at a political gathering last week in New York. My blunt language suggesting that the president doesn’t love America notwithstanding, I didn’t intend to question President Obama’s motives or the content of his heart. My intended focus really was the effect his words and his actions have on the morale of the country, and how that effect may damage his performance. Let me explain. (clip)........ Obviously, I cannot read President Obama’s mind or heart, and to the extent that my words suggested otherwise, it was...
  • Pope Francis retains patriarchal view of women

    12/06/2014 3:19:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies
    Google/LAT ^ | December 8, 2014 | Candida Moss and Joel Baden
    At first, it was easy to overlook. With all of his statements about caring for the poor, the disabled and immigrants, and all the fanfare surrounding his famous "Who am I to judge?" proclamation, Pope Francis seemed like a breath of fresh air for a church stuck resolutely in the past. The fact that he never commented on the long-standing marginalization of women in the Catholic Church, and asserted quite plainly that there would be no ordination of women, did nothing to dampen progressive enthusiasm for the new pope. There has been a hopeful sense that he would get around...
  • Obama is a complete failure [Communist Noobie Teases with Title Then Flops, Fails & Gets Zotted]

    11/22/2014 9:42:25 PM PST · by Christopher C Communist · 155 replies
    Hi. My name is Chris. I'm posting to state how angry I am at Obama. He has failed to deliver. It proves my point that there's no difference between the democrats and republicans. Here are some of the reasons. Obama gave a temporary reprieve to just 5 million. All 12 million undocumented immigrants deserve full US citizenship. Obama has failed to stop Keystone and has done little for the environment and to stop global warming. He may as well be a republican. He's failed to ban guns. He's essentially for the entire NRA agenda. He's done nothing to stop the...
  • Katie Couric accused Diane Sawyer of trading sex for interviews, new book claims

    08/29/2014 5:02:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-29-14 | Don Kaplan , Corky Siemaszko
    Sheila Weller’s forthcoming tell-all ‘The News Sorority’ claims to offer up details on the scandalous and sometimes catty escapades of noteworthy newswomen, including how some apparently hold strong disdain for each other. Katie Couric cultivated an “American Girl identity” but she was also a bully with a “chip on her shoulder.” Diane Sawyer strived to be “America’s Aunt” but she rode her staff hard and used “staged humility” to disarm critics. Christiane Amanpour was fearless in the field and would remind her bosses, “Do you know that I’m the world’s best-known foreign correspondent?” And, when feeling threatened, these pioneering, primetime...
  • Meow! Internet Cat Video Festival Returns to Oakland

    04/20/2014 12:52:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/18/2014 | Jessica Yadegaran
    The spot: Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival, 3-10 p.m. May 10, Great Wall of Oakland, West Grand Avenue between Telegraph Avenue and Broadway. The vibe: It's so hard to find like-minded couple friends, isn't it? People who share your interests. Your values. Your love of cats. You might just find them on May 10, when Uptown Oakland transforms into a feline frenzy, and the funniest and cutest Internet cat videos
  • China claims victory in battle of first ladies

    03/21/2014 1:12:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 21, 2014 | Malcolm Moore
    It was the eagerly awaited meeting of the world’s two most important first ladies. But there was a clear winner when Michelle Obama met her counterpart Peng Liyuan for the first time in Beijing. As photographs and television footage began to emerge of Mrs Peng and Mrs Obama touring the Chinese capital, the country’s online forums were quick to claim victory in the “battle of the First Ladies”. “Our First Lady is so graceful and elegant, leaving Michelle far behind,” said one critic. “We have won this time,” remarked another. “Ours is more refined and eye-catching,” said a third.
  • Tired of Political Rats? Mexicans Can Vote for a Cat

    06/18/2013 1:37:59 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 06/18/2013 | Karen Zeitvogel
    WASHINGTON, June 17 (by Karin Zeitvogel for RIA Novosti) – Mexicans in the thousands have pledged their support for a political candidate with a different outlook in next month’s mayoral election in Xalapa: a black and white cat called Morris who’s vowing to rid the university city of rats. “Tired of voting for rats? Vote for a cat. Only a cat can restore order in the face of all the rats who go after political posts,” reads the slogan on the Facebook page of “El Candigato,” which is a play on the words “candidate” and “cat” in Spanish. Morris is...
  • CATS TURN AGAINST OBAMA (slide show)

    10/19/2012 8:46:08 PM PDT · by djone · 28 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | Dave Blount
    cats know enough not to slit the other wrist by reelecting Obama, their owners certainly ought to: Watch it..Tabby
  • Jessica Simpson's Body Crisis!

    07/10/2012 9:02:40 PM PDT · by traumer · 59 replies
    It's been two months since Jessica Simpson gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson, and yet, according to fitness experts, she still looks to be at least 182 lbs. For a woman whose body has been a major part of her success, Jessica is traumatized by her surplus size. And friends say she has reached a breaking point in her struggle to lose the baby weight. While no new mom should be expected to be superslim so soon after giving birth, Jessica, 32, is actually getting paid — to the tune of a reported $4 million — to shed 70...
  • This quadcopter is made from a taxidermied cat

    06/03/2012 10:36:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    io9. We come from the future. ^ | June 2, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Orville certainly isn't the first cat to fly, but he may be the first cat to do so under his own power.
  • Meow the 39-pound cat dies

    05/10/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 52 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8MAY2012 | Kathaleen Roberts
    The extra pounds that propelled Meow the shelter cat to national celebrity have killed him. The 5-year-old, 39-pound cat died Saturday of respiratory complications related to his girth, Santa Fe Animal Shelter executive director Mary Martin said Monday. The huge but personable feline became the subject of nationwide fame last month after appearing with Anderson Cooper and on the “Today” show — where Meow met actor Hugh Grant — as part of a media blitz to warn pet owners of the dangers of pet obesity. Meow traveled between Santa Fe and the East Coast for his TV appearances by airplane...
  • Parents' claws out after teachers' odd form of discipline (Kids forced to Crawl and Meow)

    05/04/2012 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05-04-2012 | John MacCormack
    About all that is certain regarding the bizarre situation with fifth-graders in Junction is that when the teacher tells you to hush, responding with meows isn't the brightest idea. And maybe forcing the entire fifth-grade class to crawl down the school's track, meowing as they went along, wasn't a well-thought-out disciplinary response. Junction, a quiet town of 2,700 about 120 miles west of San Antonio, is best known for its beautiful rivers and its annual ranch rodeo. But in the wake of the Wednesday showdown at the elementary school, it's getting a different sort of attention. Upset Junction parents are...
  • Breaking the Two Party System

    04/16/2012 11:42:06 AM PDT · by Some Lib on the Wrong Forums · 71 replies
    Hello freepers, I'm a registered Democrat, but I'd really rather not be. I would much rather sign myself onto some progressive party as I feel they would better represent me, my views and my country. However, if I were to do so in the current political environment I would be throwing my vote away and by not voting for the Democrat I'm helping the Republican candidate inch closer to a plurality. Similarly, I'm sure plenty of you guys would much rather have a strong Libertarian Party or some sort of Evangelical Party instead of being lumped in with the rest...
  • To all the cats I've known

    03/08/2012 8:52:24 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 66 replies
    ma again
    This is my list of all the cats I can remember since I cared about pets.
  • AUDIO: Limbaugh On Fluke Flap: I Descended To The Left's Level, I Became Like Them

    03/05/2012 9:48:11 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Rush Limbaugh explains his apology on his Monday, March 5, 2012 program. LIMBAUGH: This is the mistake I made: In fighting them on this issue last week, I became like them. Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything that I know to be right and wrong, I descended to their level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. That was my error. I became like them. And I feel very badly about that. I've always tried to maintain a very high degree of integrity and independence on this program. Nevertheless, those two words were...
  • Why do you perceive Communism to be evil (Mice on the Menu for Christmas- Enjoy Kitties)

    12/11/2011 5:35:03 PM PST · by NeinNeinNein · 237 replies
    NeinNeinNein
    OK, this is not a flame thread. I'm genuinely curious why conservatives think Communism is so evil. I am a Communist. I am also a God-fearing Christian, a tax-paying and loyal American, and a generally nice guy. Communism was perverted by third world despots and was never implemented fully in its true form. Communism is about cooperation and good will. And it's important to note that economic success and cooperation are not mutally exclusive. In fact, I would argue greater cooperation among individuals leads to more prosperity and more overall happiness.
  • Exclusive: Perry's pre-planned talking points for Tuesday's debate revealed [Vanity]

    10/10/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT · by AdamBomb · 35 replies
    Leo Oshkoch ^ | 10/10/2011 | Leo Oshkosh
    "Dang, Dang, Dang notin' but xenophobes in this here dang ole' place.. I tell u what, i try to help ..uh..er...u well...uh.. u know...er...mexican kids..and these here xenophobes hatin' on me. gosh dangit."
  • IBOPE Zogby Poll: Cain Expands Lead Over GOP Field & Leads Obama, 46%-44%

    10/06/2011 1:14:23 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 273 replies
    IBOPE zogby international ^ | 10/6/11 | Corry Schiermeyer
    Cains share of the GOP primary has jumped 10 percentage points since Sept. 26 and is now at 38%. Mitt Romney is second with 18%, followed by both Rick Perry and Ron Paul, at 12% each.
  • Dog-eating Carnival Banned in E China

    09/21/2011 10:19:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CRIENGLISH ^ | 2011-09-21
    A dog-eating carnival that derived from a 600-year-old tradition in an east China township has been banned following a wave of public fury, said an official Wednesday. The government stopped the dog-eating carnival held in every October in Qianxi Township, Jinhua City in Zhejiang Province due to resentment voiced on the Internet as well as increasing discontent among villagers, said Zhang Jianhong, a township official. Dogs are slaughtered and skinned in the streets in recent years in Qianxi when an annual commodity fair is held in October, which sparked fierce condemnation after the cruelty was exposed online prior to this...