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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2014

    09/30/2014 8:24:10 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 14 replies
    October 1, 2014 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Nascar SCS Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday October 5 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/30/2014 8:06:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 8 replies
  • Has anybody had their financial info stolen and used?

    09/30/2014 6:12:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 45 replies
    Today is payday for my daughter. This morning she checked her bank account and found a charge for almost $700 from an Apple store in California. We live in SC. She had to go to the bank and try to get it straightened out. It will be several days before she gets her money back. How does this happen and what can you do to protect yourself? I am outraged and feel like the chances of catching who did it are slim.
  • Are Democrats Poised For A Senate Comeback?

    09/30/2014 4:34:21 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 34 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | September 30, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Republicans are optimistic about the Senate these days, on account of recent polls that show their candidates pulling ahead, or pulling even, in a number of battleground states. Oddsmakers are now saying there is a strong probability the GOP will re-take the Senate in November. However, there is a catch: as usual, the Democrats’ fundraising this cycle has vastly outpaced the Republicans’. And the Democrats are focusing their resources where it counts, on the Senate. Echelon Insights, a reputable outfit headed by Kristen Anderson and Patrick Ruffini, has been tracking television advertising buys. This is how the reserved air time...
  • Tiger Woods to open his first restaurant at Jupiter’s Harbourside Place

    09/30/2014 11:28:11 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 41 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 9-30-14 | Kristen Clark
    JUPITER — Pro golfer Tiger Woods will open his first restaurant and sports bar at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, project officials announced today. Woods, a resident of Jupiter Island, is the latest tenant revealed for the $150 million entertainment complex on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1. Stores will begin to open next month and continue to open through November. A grand opening is planned for December, said Nick Mastroianni II, the developer of the project
  • 'Marriage feels pretty damn great!' Smitten George Clooney opens up on tying the knot with ....

    09/30/2014 10:16:29 AM PDT · by Cecily · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 30, 2014 | Colette Fahy
    They married in front of family and a host of celebrity pals in Venice, Italy on Saturday and now the first pictures from George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding have been revealed. The stunning 36-year-old bride wore a custom-made off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta French lace wedding dress with a veil while George, 53, chose his favourite designer, Giorgio Armani, to create his tuxedo. In pictures, which were sold exclusively to HELLO! and People for charity, all of the secrets of the wedding are revealed including the outfits, the cake and the famous guests and George told People that 'marriage...
  • Australian Meteorologists Caught Fudging Numbers

    09/30/2014 8:35:26 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 20 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | 9-19-14 | H. Sterling Burnett
    The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABM) was recently forced to admit it alters the temperatures recorded at almost all the official weather stations in Australia. The ABM came clean on its temperature fiddling largely because of the fierce scrutiny of Graham Lloyd, environment editor for The Australian and The Weekend Australian, who published a series of articles on the ABM’s number-fudging. Using a process it calls homogenization, ABM has replaced actual temperature measurements with massaged numbers. ABM claims anomalies have arisen in both the historical data and current measurements due to a wide variety of factors unrelated to climate, such...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 30, 2014

    09/30/2014 3:06:25 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • ISIS fighters now 'at the gates of Baghdad

    09/29/2014 9:18:37 PM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/29/2014 | John Hall
    Fierce fighting has been reported on the outskirts of Baghdad where ISIS militants are attempting to seize control of the Iraqi capital - despite ongoing Western airstrikes against the terror group. The fighting is taking place just one mile to the west of the city, with government forces desperately trying to hold off the militants, who allegedly killed up to 1,000 soldiers during clashes yesterday. ISIS have held a number of towns and villages close to the Iraqi capital since earlier in the year, when government troops melted away following a lightning advance in the west of the country -...
  • Attn Freeper Homeowners: Poll How long did it take you to find the perfect house?

    09/29/2014 8:39:21 PM PDT · by Califreak · 92 replies
    Frustrated Homeseeker ^ | September 30, 2014 | califreak
    Our family just started looking for a home to purchase. Just curious.... How long did it take you to find the perfect house? Our lender took two years. We are finding something wrong with all of them.
  • A rare Second Amendment exemption from federal ban on felons possessing guns

    09/29/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 27, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    In D.C. v. Heller, the Supreme Court stated that (emphasis added, citations omitted, as usual), Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues. Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of...
  • Look Behind The Curtain: Marching Band Gives Oz Tribute

    09/29/2014 5:44:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    cns ^ | september 29, 2014
    Ohio State's marching band performs during the Sept. 27 Buckeyes game. Theme: The Wizard of Oz.
  • Devon Still [NFL - Bengals] gives pre-cancer surgery pep talk to his 4 year old daughter Leah

    09/29/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-24-14 | Devon Still
    Leah has sort of captured the nation's heart. Here's hoping for the best. Good Man. Good Father. Bengals - Good Organization.
  • WAL-MART: MORGAN, OTHERS WEREN'T WEARING SEATBELTS

    09/29/2014 2:07:53 PM PDT · by bkopto · 37 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 9/29/2014 | STAFF
    Wal-Mart says actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on a New Jersey highway in June weren't wearing seatbelts.
  • Real space battles would be more 'Asteroids' than 'Star Wars'

    09/29/2014 11:44:33 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 58 replies
    engadget.com ^ | Sep 28 2014 | Jon Fingas
    You're probably aware that most sci-fi space battles aren't realistic. The original Star Wars' Death Star scene was based on a World War II movie, for example. But have you wondered what it would really be like to duke it out in the void? PBS is more than happy to explain in its latest It's Okay To Be Smart video. -break- ...even close-up combat might not happen. Given the sheer distances and the limits of the speed of light, it might look more like classic naval warfare...
  • VSP: Forensic Evidence Links Jesse Matthew to Harrington Case

    09/29/2014 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | September 29 2014 | Reported by Henry Graff
    According to Virginia State Police, Jesse Matthew, the man facing abduction with intent to defile charges in connection with the Hannah Graham case, has been linked to another high profile disappearance. Police confirm that forensic evidence links Matthew to the Harrington case. Harrington, a Virginia Tech student at the time, was abducted and murdered in Charlottesville in 2009 after leaving a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. DNA evidence was collected from the site where Harrington's remains were found on Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County three months after her disappearance. State police have said there is a link between...
  • A question re: Hannah Graham, missing UVA student

    09/29/2014 8:00:50 AM PDT · by ArtDodger · 22 replies
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    Does anyone know of the status of Ms Graham's cell phone?
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 29, 2014

    09/28/2014 7:11:20 PM PDT · by sneakers · 27 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Friend: Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive

    09/28/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    Friend: Andy Kaufman is still alive Could faking his own death be Andy Kaufman's biggest joke yet? In 1980, legendary comedian Andy Kaufman and his writing partner, Bob Zmuda, wrote a script for a film called “The Tony Clifton Story,” based on a character of Kaufman’s. On Page 124, there is a block of dialogue intended for Kaufman to speak as himself, informing viewers of Clifton’s demise. Among the lines: “On June 12, 1980 . . . Tony Clifton, at the age of 45, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Hollywood, California.” Four years later, at age 35, Kaufman himself would,...
  • Dennis Kimetto sets world mark at Berlin Marathon (2:02:57)

    09/28/2014 6:21:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Kenya's Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds after setting a scintillating pace from the start.
  • OK Beheader's Imam Claimed Threats to Behead Muslims Days Before Attack

    09/28/2014 6:17:38 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/27/2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Just days prior to the ruthless beheading of an innocent woman at the hands of Oklahoma jihadist Alton Nolen, his Imam, Imad Enchassi, garnered international attention after claiming that Muslims--even Muslim children--who resided in Oklahoma were under constant threat of literally having their heads chopped off. Imam Enchassi said in an interview about the threats he allegedly received: “We’re going to chop your head off. We’re going to burn your mosque. We got specific threats of beheading Muslims in the state. Beheading children.” The Imam said of his fellow Muslims’ children: “Yesterday, our children did not go play outside in...
  • Tom Waits - Lucinda...[video 5 min]

    09/27/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 43 replies
    .youtube ^ | Tom Waits
    Great song by Tom Waits... ..... >
  • Woman is heard screaming from her coffin after being ‘buried alive’

    09/27/2014 3:13:36 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 69 replies
    Metro UK ^ | September 27, 2014
    A cemetery worker got the fright of his life when he heard a woman screaming from inside her buried coffin. The man told police he could hear muffled shouts and banging coming from the plot of a 49-year-old woman who had been pronounced dead and buried that day. Workers and cemetery visitors frantically dug up the coffin and smashed it open, however they were too late and the woman had died. Police visited the Peraia cemetery near Thessaloniki in Greece, however a doctor who examined her body at the scene claimed she had been dead for hours and could not...
  • The de-evolution of climate activism (video)

    09/27/2014 2:28:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    WUWT ^ | 26 Sept. 2014 | Anthony Watts
    National Review’s Katherine Timpf interviews protestors at the Flood Wall Street climate march. Some segments are just unbearable to watch. The video pretty much tells you all you need to know.
  • I do, I do, I do! Joyous George Clooney and Amul Alamuddin tie the knot in front of his Armada ....

    09/27/2014 1:34:11 PM PDT · by Cecily · 87 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K. ^ | September 27, 2014 | Hannah Flint, Frances Kindon, Simon Cable
    The deed is done - George Clooney is a bachelor no more, having married stunning Amal Alamuddin in Venice. 'George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy,' a rep for the silver fox confirmed. And the news comes as all eyes have been trained on the glamorous Grande Canal, which was flanked by a cavalcade of police boats and photographers as he travelled to his lavish wedding reception.
  • Mark Levin, Greta lash out as media lib ‘sleazeballs’ pounce on Palin slip

    09/27/2014 12:35:22 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 27, 2014 by Tom Tillison | September 27, 2014 by Tom Tillison
    Sarah Palin made a mistake on Friday and the media’s collective heart skipped a beat. Please see the link, for the full article.
  • Michigan mom turns to prayer and social media for miracle to save her son

    n a pessimistic world, a Michigan mother is looking for a miracle to save her terminally ill four-year-old son – and she’s turning to prayer and social media to find it. Tammi Curtis Carr of Ann Arbor was given the horrifying news Tuesday that her toddler, Chad, had an inoperative tumor on his brain stem. According to Carr, her son fell on Monday and hit his nose.The mother of three took her youngest to the hospital to make sure he didn’t have a concussion but what the MRI revealed was much worse. Chad was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma,...
  • Space Station's '42' Crew Links Expedition to 'Hitchhiker's Guide'

    09/27/2014 11:32:33 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | September 26, 2014 07:44am ET | Robert Pearlman
    What do astronauts and cosmonauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42. The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew, who is set to take up residency onboard the orbiting laboratory in November, has embraced the connection between their numerical designation and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the Douglas Adams' sci-fi franchise, adopting its imagery and slogans for their official poster and unofficial patch.
  • Liberia: Top Doctor Goes Under Ebola Quarantine

    09/27/2014 7:43:32 AM PDT · by Gadsden1st · 4 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Sep 27, 2014 | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH
    Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola. Bernice Dahn, a deputy health minister who has represented Liberia at regional conferences intended to combat the ongoing epidemic, told The Associated Press on Saturday that she did not have any Ebola symptoms but wanted to ensure she was not infected. The World Health Organization says 21 days is the maximum incubation period for Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and is hitting Liberia especially hard. WHO figures released Friday said 150 people died in the...
  • Female UAE pilot’s family disowns her for bombing Islamic State

    09/26/2014 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/26/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Wattan,tv headline is: “Emirati Mansouri family disowns their daughter Mariam for participating in the United States bombing of Syrian targets.” “Mariam Al Mansouri: Female Pilot Disowned By Family For Bombing ISIS Terrorists In Syria,” Inquisitr, September 25, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): The Mansouri family also called for support for the Syrian revolution, calling for “all factions and battalions operating on the scene Shamiyah to unite and join forces and efforts to a single goal, which is to drop the Assad regime.” The family also appears to have announced support specifically for the ISIS terrorist organization, saying...
  • ISIS Member: We’re Planning A ‘Brilliant Attack’ On New York

    09/26/2014 7:55:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/25/2014 | Scott Greer
    A Canadian member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria issued a grim warning for the United States that his group is planning a “brilliant attack” on New York City, and claimed that they have thousands of Western prisoners they are willing to behead. In a video conference interview with Vice News, Farah Shirdon (also known as Abu Usamah Somali) announced the plot while discussing the current operations of the terrorist group. “We’ll sure be making attacks in New York soon [with Allah's permission]. A lot of brothers there are mobilizing right now [thanks to Allah],” Shirdon told Vice’s...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 26, 2014

    09/26/2014 3:07:23 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Time for an Immigration Moratorium

    09/25/2014 10:45:13 PM PDT · by Pelham · 12 replies
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | September 25, 2014 | Tom Piatak
    The Center for Immigration Studies reports this morning that the number of immigrants, both legal and illegal, in the United States is now 41.3 million, the highest it has ever been. Even as the American economy continues to sputter and many Americans face unemployment or underemployment, an additional 1.4 million immigrants entered the country between 2010 and 2013. During that same period, the countries seeing the greatest increase in the number of their citizens becoming immigrants to America were India, China, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Iraq. In percentage terms, 13.1% of all those living...
  • New video released in “Dash-cam Shooting” (SC)

    09/25/2014 4:34:01 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Andrew Branca
    A South Carolina prosecutor’s office has released dash-camera video of the September 4 shooting by Police Officer Sean Groubert of Levar Edward in a gas station parking lot. It appears that Edward was in good faith simply complying with Groubert’s demands for identification, but in a manner that led Groubert to believe that Edward was lunging for a weapon.The good news: the shooting victim, Edward, was not killed. The bad news: just about everything else.Here’s the dash-camera footage:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTGTntifabIHere’s a brief textual description of events as I saw them, for those who may not be in a position to watch the...
  • Global Temperature Update No global warming for 17 years 11 months …

    09/25/2014 12:56:40 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 9/7/2014 | Christopher Monckton
    The Great Pause has now persisted for 17 years 11 months. Indeed, to three decimal places on a per-decade basis, there has been no global warming for 18 full years. Professor Ross McKitrick, however, has upped the ante with a new statistical paper to say there has been no global warming for 19 years. Whichever value one adopts, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a “climate crisis” Remote Sensing Systems’ satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, there has been no global warming – none at all – for at least 215 months. This is...
  • Texas football team drug testing rate doubles under Charlie Strong

    09/25/2014 12:20:21 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 24, 2014 | Brian Davis
    The number of drug tests administered to University of Texas football players has skyrocketed under first-year coach Charlie Strong, according to university data obtained by the American-Statesman through an open records request. According to university records, an average of 104 tests were administered annually to football players from 2010 to 2013, the last four years under former coach Mack Brown. A total of 188 tests were administered the first eight months this year under Strong. At an annualized rate, that’s more than double the previous four years.
  • Voter Fraud: The Indispensable Element In Obama’s Grand Plan – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    09/25/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Dickmorris.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss voter fraud and the role it plays in Obama’s grand plan. Tune in!
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 25, 2014

    09/25/2014 3:05:31 AM PDT · by sneakers · 9 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Poor People Should Have Abortions, Not Children

    09/24/2014 7:59:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The headline for this article may seem controversial, but that’s another way to state the pro-abortion views Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spouts in a new interview. “It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people,” Ginsburg says. This isn’t the first time she’s sounded in favor of eugenics. Ginsburg caused a stir in July 2009 when she made comments about the Roe v. Wade abortion case that appeared racist. In an interview with the New York Times, Ginsburg said made it appear she supported Roe for population control reasons targeting minorities. ruthbaderginsburgRoe...
  • PETA Wants Accused Cannibal Killer Fed Vegan Diet

    09/24/2014 7:28:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Jeffersonville News & Tribune ^ | September 24, 2014 | CNHI News Service
    PETA wants accused cannibal killer fed vegan diet JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – It has the stuff of a comedic one-liner, but PETA says it is dead serious in urging the local sheriff to feed an accused cannibal killer a vegan diet in order to “swear off flesh” while he’s imprisoned. Kenneth Montville, a national spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the proposal is aimed at making the group’s point that meatless food can help reduce violent behavior and also save money for jails. “We really want to take a situation that’s a tragedy and make it into...
  • Poll: If you were a member of Congress Would you have supported a war resolution

    09/24/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT · by mystery-ak · 4 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Sept. 24, 2014 | The Briefing Room
    Open to guests.. Poll on Middle East War If you were a member of Congress Would you have supported a war resolution authorizing Obama to bomb ISIS in Syria and Iraq with no commitment of ground troops? Please tell us why you voted the way you did!
  • Wichita boxer crushed to death by six-ton tank: police

    09/24/2014 2:30:17 PM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 09.24.2014 | Alice Mannette
    WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - A nationally-ranked Kansas boxer with Olympic aspirations was killed when a six-ton steel tank he was sandblasting fell on him, police said on Wednesday.
  • Boston time capsule believed found in lion statue

    09/24/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09.24.2014 | BOB SALSBERG
    BOSTON (AP) — What appears to be a window to Boston's past has turned up in a rather unusual place: the head of a lion's statue on the building that once served as the seat of Massachusetts government.
  • ‘Don’t Get Pulled Over’ Is Cop’s Stellar Advice To Women Afraid Of Getting Raped By Police

    09/24/2014 8:35:23 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 171 replies
    mommyish.com ^ | 9/24/2014 | Aimee Ogden
    Sexual assault by law enforcement has been a problem in Oklahoma of late, with three different officers being arrested recently for on-duty sexual misconduct. Oklahoma women are understandably a bit anxious about the threat of being mistreated during a traffic stop, but Captain George Brown of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a helpful tip for anyone who’s worried: If you just “follow the law in the first place” so you don’t get pulled over, you have nothing to worry about! That’s awesome to know, because I’m pretty sure no one has ever been pulled over for a tail light that’s...
  • Walnut Creek cop enters pleas to two felonies

    09/24/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT · by Altariel · 19 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | September 8, 2014 | Gary Peterson
    A Walnut Creek police officer who beat a woman with a baseball bat believing he was defending a vacant Richmond house owned by his father entered pleas to two felonies and an enhancement at his arraignment Monday. Gregory Thompson, out of custody and wearing a light-brown suit, pleaded no contest to felony assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury and felony vandalism, and admitted to a firearm enhancement. After the hearing, Thompson, 53, raced from the courthouse with a phone held against his ear and got into a waiting vehicle without responding to any questions. **** "We can...
  • Ingrate: Former Waitress Dishes About Spending Rush Limbaugh's $2,000 Tips On Abortion Fund

    09/24/2014 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/2014 | Debra Heine
    Chris Vognar of the Dallas Morning News Arts Blog shared a story, Monday, that unintentionally reflected very poorly on his subject - a former waitress and what she did with two incredibly generous tips from Rush Limbaugh. Tierce used to get some high rollers at the restaurant, including conservative talk show mogul Rush Limbaugh. Tierce waited on Limbaugh twice (both times he came in with Al Michaels, who was in town to call Cowboys games). Both times Limbaugh left her $2,000 tips on modest-size checks, once with twenty $100 bills. Prepare yourselves for one of the most ironic and unself-aware...
  • vanity - 6 weeks to go make your predictions

    09/24/2014 4:27:52 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Final Senate Count Final House Count Final Gov Count Upset of the night:
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 24, 2014

    09/24/2014 2:36:28 AM PDT · by sneakers · 15 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

    09/23/2014 7:20:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 134 replies
    Lehigh Valley Business ^ | 9-23-14 | Bill Kline
    Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno with a “Joe-Out” – wearing clothing or displaying images of the Hall of Famer at the Nittany Lions' football game. As a Penn State alumnus, I am proud of my university and I remain proud of the work that JoePa did on and – more importantly – off the football field, with respect to inspiring students and improving academics at the institution.Yet there remains in the public sphere this erroneous belief that JoePa was a conspirator in the alleged cover-up of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Sandusky, a...
  • Nascar SCS AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday September 28 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/23/2014 7:02:46 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 118 replies