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  • 4 Gun Nut Talking Points Debunked By A Gun Owner (Super Barf)

    07/13/2014 8:40:50 AM PDT · by Celerity · 21 replies
    Forward Progressives ^ | 7/11/14 | Manny Schewitz
    (Excerpted) 1. Liberals just want to take away guns, just like Hitler: If I had five bucks for every time I’ve witnessed Godwin’s Law in action, I’d be sitting on the front porch of my vacation home in the Bahamas, looking at my 55′ sportfisher tied up to the dock. Almost every gun nut you deal with will inevitably mention Hitler, because gun nuts have been conditioned by the NRA to point to Nazi Germany as proof that the march to fascism and tyranny involves stricter regulation of guns. Except, there’s this one little fact: In 1938, under Nazi rule,...
  • Theyre Dropping Like Middle Initials

    07/12/2014 10:53:55 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 29 replies
    In 1991, I was preparing to publish my first book, about a year I spent teaching junior high school in Japan. Stephen Birmingham, the author of Our Crowd and an acquaintance of my parents, offered to give me a blurb but recommended one change: that I drop the middle initial from my name on the cover. As a 26-year-old, baby-faced writer, I was eager to appear older and more sophisticated, so I ignored him. Ive regretted it ever since. I thought of that incident this spring when the actress Ann B. Davis from The Brady Bunch died at 88. Her...
  • Updated: Possible start of ground incursion into Gaza by Israel

    07/12/2014 4:36:54 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 138 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 12, 2014 | Gadi Adelman
    There is no mainstream media report of this yet (that I was able to find). Pray for Israel! Please remove this post, Admin Moderator, if this is not appropriate. Gadi Adelman, host of America Akbar Radio, just posted (I shared on my page to keep it at the top): "URGENT! BREAKING AS I WRITE THIS... Israel is currently starting the ground invasion in to Gaza! It is currently 2am local time in Israel, they are shelling from the ground, small arms are being used and a reporter in Gaza just stated that he has seen Israeli Special Forces landing on...
  • United Airlines flight diverted to remote Pacific island of Midway

    07/12/2014 4:27:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 12, 2014 | Maya Srikrishnan
    A United Airlines flight carrying 348 people from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the tiny Pacific island of Midway because of a mechanical issue, the airline said Saturday. An electrical odor filled the Boeing 777 aircraft and the airline was reviewing the mechanical problem that caused the diversion that occurred Thursday night local time. Midway Island a remote, 2.4-square-mile atoll is located about 1,300 miles northwest of Hawaii and was the site of an important U.S. military base during World War II. It is now home to a national wildlife refuge and has roughly 60 residents.
  • Minutemen Now Waiting on Obama, Seeking Recruits to Patrol Border

    07/12/2014 1:45:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies
    Mad World News ^ | JULY 11, 2014 | SEAN BROWN
    After growing increasingly frustrated with the governments lack of action on the border, the Minuteman Project was formed in 2004 in an effort to stem the flow of illegal immigrants coming in from Mexico. According to reports, theyre about to revamp their efforts and are now seeking thousands of volunteers to assist in doing what the Obama administration cant seem to get done. According to the groups founder and current president, Jim Gilchrest, theyre seeking an additional 3,500 volunteers over the course of the next ten months to prepare for what theyre calling Operation Normandy. Gilchrest believes that our federal...
  • Home made ice cream! Who has the best recipes?

    07/12/2014 1:13:10 PM PDT · by Wingy · 38 replies
    Vanity | 07/12/2014 | Myself
    Okay, the Russians have invaded Ukraine, Obama is probably playing golf, another few hundred "uninvited guests" have arrived at our Southern border, and Germany and Argentina are gearing up for The World Cup Final. My big concern, however, is finding the BEST recipe for my new 1.5 quart ice cream maker.
  • IndyCar: Ganassi locks out front row in Iowa

    07/12/2014 11:33:29 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 10 replies ^ | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Marshall Pruett
    The bullring Iowa short oval is the perfect track for Target Chip Ganassi Racing to get its season in order, and after a day filled with rain delays, defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon led an all-Target front row for Saturday night's 300-lap race. The Kiwi's record-breaking 186.256mph average was set after his No. 9 Dallara-Chevrolet engineers used information from earlier qualifying runs made by Ganassi teammates to make a few quick tweaks before heading out, and it made all the difference. Tony Kanaan will start second in the sister car (185.891). "We missed a bit on balance in...
  • The Early Life and Career of Babe Ruth, in His Own Words

    07/12/2014 11:24:39 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | July 11, 2014 | Hannah Keyser
    100 years ago today, the most iconic baseball player who ever lived made his Major League debut. The 19-year-old pitcher got the win for Boston, giving up three runs two earned over six-plus innings against Cleveland. In that first game, he failed to display the sort of power at the plate for which he would become famous, going 0-for-2. The rest of the season was equally unremarkable he appeared in just three more games with the Red Sox before being sent back to the minors. But it didn't take long for Babe Ruth to become a sensation....
  • Republican governors words shift on gay marriage

    07/12/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:18 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig
    Deep in the nations Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided Americas families and politics for years. While the Republican Partys religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition- in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is a dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by...
  • Union leader derides Obama education chief

    07/11/2014 7:16:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 9:21 PM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    The president of the nations second-largest teachers union said Friday that President Barack Obamas education chief has turned his back on the concerns of educators and parents, but she stopped short of calling for his ouster. Teachers unions have been clashing with the Obama administration over its support for charter schools and its push to use student test scores as part of teacher evaluations, a relationship that further frayed after Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke in support of a California judges ruling last month that struck down tenure and other job protections for the states public school teachers.
  • Claim: Criminal Aliens Privacy Protected More Than Americans

    07/11/2014 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/11/2014 | Chuck Ross
    A local official in Virginia contends that criminal illegal aliens are being given greater privacy rights than American citizens convicted of crimes. If you are an illegal alien, the local police have no way of knowing where you are, because ICE will not tell you, Corey Stewart, the chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, told radio host Laura Ingraham on Friday. The American citizens that have been convicted are being treated worse than illegal immigrants convicted for the same crimes, and this is happening repeatedly across our nation. Stewart said that since 2008 his county has handed...
  • Why so many kids cant sit still in school today

    07/11/2014 2:15:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-8-14 | Valerie Strauss
    The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests...
  • VANITY ~ Moving to Omaha NE early August

    07/11/2014 1:23:21 PM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 17 replies
    My husband has accepted a position in Omaha. We will be moving from PA in early August. We've always lived more or less on the east coast - Ohio, Mich, MD, Cape Cod & currently PA. We have been looking for homes in the Dundee/Midtown area as well as Papillion. Any help on the area would be much appreciated.
  • EU Commission sues Denmark for not outlawing snus sales

    07/11/2014 10:19:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10 Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:50pm IST | Foo Yun Chee
    The European Commission took Denmark to court on Thursday for allowing the sale of snus, despite a European Union sales ban on the moist oral snuff. Sweden, a snus producer, is currently the only country in the 28-member bloc permitted to sell the powder tobacco, a privilege granted when it joined the club in the 1990s.
  • Today is our 30 year Anniversity

    07/11/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    self | 7/11/2014
    Today I have been married to my wonderful, loving wife for 30 years. We still love each other. Our children are grown and out of the house. I thank God every day that I have been lucky enough to have this extroardinary woman as my wife.
  • Largest Companies by Revenue in Each State: MAP

    07/11/2014 9:38:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    At Broadview Networks not only are we committed to excellence in cloud-based phone systems, but were also dedicated to keeping up with all the latest business news and happenings. When we saw the most recent release of the Fortune 500, it sparked our interest to learn more about who the largest companies by revenue are in each state. We noticed that many states did not have companies included in the list, so we decided to perform our own research to find the largest company by revenue in each state based on the location of the corporate headquarters. Using Hoovers, a...
  • Impeachment: Our Lost Check on Power

    07/11/2014 9:28:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | July 11, 2014 | Bruce Frohnen
    The real story is not Mr. Obamas contempt for the rule of law. The bigger story is Congress continuing tolerance of presidents who honestly believe it is their job to rule our nation, making law-like pronouncements on their own because the fact that they were elected supposedly gives them a mandate from the people. According to our Constitution, presidents are not elected to rule. They are elected to see that the laws are faithfully executed. And it has been all too long since that has happened. The arrogance of this president, who continually declares and acts on his intention to...
  • Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

    07/11/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 9:37 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. Doing so would mean giving up an irresistible rate in exchange for a new mortgage carrying a rate up to a percentage point higher. Their monthly payments would be larger even for a house of the same price. Thats discouraging some people from selling, thereby limiting the supply of available homes and contributing to slower home sales.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Friday, July 11, 2014

    07/11/2014 2:55:26 AM PDT · by sneakers · 21 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say hi! Feel free to join us!
  • Cops Back Off From Plan to Photograph Boy's Erection

    07/11/2014 2:49:25 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    Sanity appears to have prevailed in Manassas, Virginia, where authorities had planned to chemically induce an erection in a 17-year-old boy accused of making child pornography of himself by sending explicit photos to his 15-year-old girlfriend. The aunt says she's glad police are dropping the plan, but she won't be satisfied until they drop what she says are overblown felony charges of manufacture and possession of child pornography.
  • 12 George S. Patton Motivational Posters That Will Make You Wonder Where Americas Real Leaders Are

    07/10/2014 8:40:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 7-10-14 | By Kyle Becker
    George S. Patton. Old Blood and Guts. A Four Star General in the U.S. Army during World War II who was so tough he could eat shoe leather and sh*t nails. In his 36 years of distinguished service, he earned the Purple Heart, 2 Distinguished Service Crosses, 3 Distinguished Service Medals, 2 Silver Stars, and other military decorations. Pattons also well-remembered as a colorful character. If you know someone who needs a bit of perspective on life (or a swift kick in the ass), these 12 motivational posters just might do the trick.
  • Flaming Space Junk Makes Jaws Drop in Australia

    07/10/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | Bob King on
    The magnificent man-made meteor, weighing some 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg), was seen from Melbourne to Sydney across the states of Victoria and New South Wales around 10 p.m. Hundreds of people were stopped in their tracks. Most noticed how slowly the fireball traveled and how long it continue to burn on the way down. ... Ted Molczan, citizen satellite tracker and frequent contributor to the amateur satellite watchers SeeSat-L site, notes that the timing and appearance almost certainly point to the decay or de-orbiting of the Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket booster that launched the meteorological satellite Meteor M2 on July...
  • 800 Degree Heat From Solar Mirrors Frying Birds Mid Air

    07/10/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 21 replies ^ | 11/07/2014 | Andy Tully
    There is growing evidence that birds flying in the vicinity of a solar thermal power project in Californias Mojave Desert are being injured and even killed either by the solar heat thats focused with mirrors on its three energy-collecting towers, or by colliding with the mirrors themselves. Yet a task force set up to investigate the problem at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) has brushed aside several recommendations by the forensics laboratory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), according to the minutes of a meeting on the subject obtained by the Los Angeles public television station...
  • Schumer To Religious Americans: Pick OneYour Faith or Your Business

    07/10/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 10, 2014 - 4:13 PM | Eric Scheiner
    At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs who disagree with the ObamaCare contraception mandate can choose their faith or you dont have to form a corporation. Youre born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbrayou dont have to form a corporation, Schumer said. Schumer claims the Supreme Courts decision that closely-held firms have a right to deny coverage for certain types of birth control they find objectionable under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was...
  • Watch: Hamas Sings 'Blow up Tel Aviv' on TV

    07/10/2014 2:00:48 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-10-14 | Ari Yashar
    Hamas terrorists have been busy in recent days launching hundreds of potentially lethal missiles on Israeli civilian populations. A new video from Hamas's TV reveals they have also been busy singing about launching the missiles on Israeli cities. In a song broadcast Wednesday on Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV, the terrorist group calls to "blow up Tel Aviv" and "fire without asking" on the southern Eshkol Regional Council. The video was translated by Palestinian Media Watch. Just a day later, the terrorist group rained another dozen or so rockets on Tel Aviv, after firing on the populous city on Wednesday and Tuesday...
  • A Tale of Two Cities (startling comparison between Chicago and Toronto)

    07/10/2014 12:00:55 PM PDT · by seacapn · 31 replies
    Online viral image ^ | Early Juny, 2014 | N/A; online image
    I thought this was kind of amusing...
  • Death came secretly. Spit on the ground and spit into soul

    07/10/2014 8:07:13 AM PDT · by Krosan · 8 replies We still remember although trend is to say "communism was not so bad". Kill them all!
  • Nascar SCS Camping World RV Sales 301 at NHMS Sunday July 13 on TNT at 1:00 PM ET

    07/10/2014 6:54:55 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 34 replies
  • 62 Birthday Freebies

    07/09/2014 10:27:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies
    All You ^ | 7-9-14
    Get free stuffjust for being born! These restaurants, retailers and more offer special discounts and freebies on your birthday.
  • Thad Cochran Replaces Campaign Manager Amid Ugly Post-Primary Battle

    07/09/2014 7:17:59 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 30 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7-9-14 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign manager, Kirk Sims, has been replaced by his state director Brad Davis, according to a GOP source close to the campaign. The source, who has first-hand knowledge of the information from speaking to campaign officials, also said the campaign has retained the legal firm Butler Snow for unknown reasons. Sims, a former chief of staff to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, leaves his campaign manager post having won a bitter primary fight against odds but also amid allegations of vote-buying and other improprieties that have engulfed the election's outcome in acrimony. Noel Fritsch, a spokesman for Cochran's...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the US Embassy's 4th of July event (video)

    07/09/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by Signalman
    youtube ^ | 7/3/2014 | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Remarks at US Embassy in Israel.
  • Washington Pot Stores Open, But Some Activists Aren't Celebrating

    07/09/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    USNews ^ | 0708/2014 | Steven Nelson
    Veteran marijuana activist Douglas Hiatt, right, says Washington's Initiative 502 establishes a "Soviet style" market for marijuana and won't work. Youre going to have people selling grams of pot for $25? What, are you kidding me? Hiatt says. You can get the best pot you have ever smoked for 10 bucks a gram at a [medical marijuana] dispensary or from someone else who's going to give you a better deal than the state. Theres no way they are going to eliminate the black market with something thats totally unresponsive to a market at all, Hiatt says. "You're going to see...
  • The Origin of the Little League Baseball World Series [75 years of Little League]

    07/09/2014 5:52:11 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    The Origin of the Little League Baseball World Series Since its inception, Little League has shown to be a microcosm of society, reflecting cultural and historical trends. In 75 years, the idea of Little League, devised in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Founder Carl E. Stotz in 1938, with its first season in 1939; has rewarded players, families, volunteers and communities with impactful life lessons centered around the games of baseball and softball. Understandably, the idea took some time to resonate. By 1946, there were only 12 leagues patterned after Mr. Stotzs model. In 1947, Mr. Stotz and the first local Little...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    07/09/2014 3:08:43 AM PDT · by sneakers · 10 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say hi! Feel free to join us!
  • Study: Fossil soaring bird had huge wingspan

    07/08/2014 8:57:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2014 3:12 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago. Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe.
  • Costco Relents After Thousands Protest Decision to Pull D'Souza Book

    07/08/2014 8:53:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Jul 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Thousands of Costco shoppers took to the wholesaler's Facebook page threatening to drop their store memberships after the retailer pulled copies of Dinesh D'Souza's newest anti-Obama book from its shelves, but a company official insists the decision was financial, not political. And the reaction got almost immediate results as the company announced it would put D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," back on its shelves, despite, what it says are poor sales. "Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited," read a statement posted shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. "We exercise discipline...
  • Freep a Poll! (Drudge. Should 'pubs impeach obozo?)

    07/08/2014 6:01:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7-8-14 | Matt Drudge
  • Report: Costco Is Removing Conservative Authors Bestselling Book From Its Stores Nationwide

    07/08/2014 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7.8.2014 | Jason Howerton
    Costco Wholesale, the second-largest retailer in the United States, has apparently decided to remove all copies of Dinesh DSouzas bestselling book, America: Imagine a World Without Her, from its stores nationwide, WND reports. The decision to yank the book, if true, would coincide with the theatrical release of DSouzas new film of the same name last week. Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesales Issaquah, Washington, corporate office, reportedly confirmed that a nationwide pull-order was issued for DSouzas book. All copies are now reportedly required to be removed by July 15. Costco has...
  • Six Flags (Magic Mountain LA) rollercoaster derails in terrifying crash:

    07/08/2014 6:25:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2014 | Staff
    Four people were injured tonight and around 21 others were left hanging 30ft in the air when a roller coaster at Six Flags in Los Angeles derailed. Los Angeles County Fire Department first responders were called to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita just before 6 p.m. after ride operators said the attraction that hits 55 mph had smashed into a tree. Rescue crews discovered the terrified passengers clinging to the amusement park ride, according to KTLA. They were using heavy equipment to extract the thrillseekers.
  • Appeals court rules immigrant dreamers can get drivers licenses

    07/08/2014 6:11:08 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/07/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country so-called dreamers are also entitled to drivers licenses and ordered Arizona to issue them. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer blasted the courts ruling, saying it could end up meaning her state would have to grant drivers licenses to some of those in the latest wave of illegal immigrants if Mr. Obama finds ways to avoid deporting them too.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    07/08/2014 2:36:02 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say hi! Feel free to join us!
  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Man Wearing Strange Clothes in Makkah Held

    07/07/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 07, 2014
    Security men in the sacred Saudi town of Makkah arrested a man wearing strange clothes inside the Grand Mosque, saying his costume detracted worshippers. Many curious men had left their prayers at the mosque and surrounded the man to take a close look at his apparel, prompting the mosques security men to intervene. He was told to go and change his clothes because they are distracting the worshippers from their prayershe left but returned with the same clothes, Sada daily. It said police arrested the bearded man for interrogation after he entered the mosque for the second time with the...
  • As Role Model, Obama Could Reverse Ghetto Culture (Flashback !!!)

    07/07/2014 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | 01/24/2009 | Deroy Murdock
    ---snip--- Let's hope that Obama's example leads young black Americans to stop obsessing about white racism, reject hip-hop and ghetto culture, and embrace intellectual achievement. May a million belts bloom, and baggy trousers stop sliding off black men's rumps. (Obama recommends: "Brothers should pull up their pants.") May a new era of responsibility envelop America's 'hoods. In this respect, President Obama ironically could become a force for socially conservative change.
  • Palestinian Parody about the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham

    07/07/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
    MEMRI TV ^ | June 29, 2014 | Al-Filistiniya TV (PA/Egypt)
    The Video is at the link. It is actually pretty funny in spots.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Monday, July 7, 2014

    07/07/2014 3:09:00 AM PDT · by sneakers · 21 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say hi! Feel free to join us!
  • OBAMA ADVISER: LET IN ILLEGALS TO GET VOTES. On record seeking permanent progressive government

    07/06/2014 9:26:08 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    KleinOnline ^ | July 2, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Lost in much of the national debate about immigration reform is how Democrats ultimately stand to gain electorally with any legislation or executive action that would put the newly legalized residents on a path to voting. In fact, in smoking-gun audio that received almost no media exposure, a former immigration adviser to President Obama once boasted granting citizenship to millions of illegal aliens would expand the progressive electorate and help ensure a progressive governing coalition for the long term.
  • Move Over John Boehner, This Sobbing Japanese Politician Just Upped the Ante (VIDEO)

    07/06/2014 3:49:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 7-6-14 | Mike Miller
    House Speaker John Boehner is well-known for being overly-emotional, and for his propensity to break into tears at a moments notice. Butthe Speaker aint got nothin on Ryutaro Nonomura, a 47-year-old Japanese assemblyman who let the dam burst at a press conference last week. Nonomura is accused of spending government money on personal trips.
  • Flight 7 03 (Retired US Airways and F-16 Fighter Pilot flies his RV-7 in North Carolina)

    07/05/2014 4:50:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 July 14 | Ron Schreck Ron Schreck is a retired US Airways Captain and also a retired Lt Col who was F-4 pilot in Vietnam and later flew the F-16. The video is him taking off from Gold Hill Airpark, NC, where he lives. He built his RV-7 himself, named "Miss Izzy", and flies it frequently at airshows. Another video - of one of his airshows: From the Cockpit with Ron Schreck Another: EVV, Sunday Performance His team also does the flyby for all Carolina Panthers games.
  • Please help! Trying to quit alcohol but facing challenges from family.

    07/04/2014 9:02:19 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 157 replies
    myself | July Fourth, 2014 | myself
    Hi all, I never, NEVER, thought I'd post this here. But at this point, I have no one to turn to. I'm a 51 year-old housewife/reporter and photographer who tries to make money doing proofreading, editing, writing,taking pictures, and oh, yes, selling ads for a phone book belonging to a dear friend of mine who was on Gatineau's city council (that's how I met him; we broke a lot of stories here). I need to make a profile on FR; it would save a lot of time. :) Long story short. I grew up in Des Plaines, IL, met my...