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  • Grover Norquist — yes, that Grover Norquist — makes ‘new friends’ at Burning Man

    08/30/2014 7:21:01 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The GOP just keeps getting weirder.
  • ‘What Were You Thinking?’: Little Boy’s Priceless Reaction to the News That His Mom Is Pregnant

    08/30/2014 11:02:50 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 35 replies
    BLAZE ^ | August 30, 2014 | Mike Opelka
    A mom telling her two children she was pregnant drew an unexpected reaction: rather than being excited about being a big brother again, the little boy burst out, “What were you thinking?” and “You just had two! This is exasperating.”
  • tudents Safely Cross Street Without Crossing Guard Thanks to Retired Marine

    08/30/2014 7:12:30 AM PDT · by MD Expat in PA · 55 replies
    News10 ABC ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | By ALEXA VALIENTE via GOOD MORNING AMERICA
    When retired Cpl. Lewis Alston, who was wounded during the Vietnam War, drove by Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Lancaster last year, he was shocked. “I saw -- when I was coming down the street -- a student that ran in between the cars,” Alston, 63, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, told ABC News. “The traffic will not stop for the children at all.” -Snip So when the school year started on Monday, Alston, who is a chaplain for the Lancaster County Marine Corps League, headed to the school and saw that they didn’t have a crossing guard at one...
  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    08/30/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS Bews ^ | 08/29/2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. Republicans consider that "a pretty good thing" because they don't believe in government to begin with, Obama said. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama said during a barbecue in Purchase, New York. "There...
  • Freeper fantasy football - 1 opening

    08/30/2014 2:09:39 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32
    me | 8/30/14 | georgiadawg32
    One opening left. live online draft today at 3. if you want to play, freepmail me your e-mail address.
  • 40 Of The Most Bad-As*, ... Quotes Of All Time

    08/29/2014 8:22:37 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 140 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | John Hawkins
    "You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas....You’ll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me....Come on, you sons of b*tches! Do you want to live forever?.... Before we’re through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell.....I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man......" .....;
  • Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows

    08/29/2014 7:09:35 PM PDT · by Robwin · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The U.S. Forest Service on Friday published a nearly 700-word article on how to safely roast marshmallows, all in preparation for Saturday, which is National Roasted Marshmallow Day. As one might expect, the article is riddled with safety tips that might make you think twice about even carrying matches into the forest at all, let alone actually igniting a marshmallow and putting your family’s life at risk. “First, let’s talk safety,” the article says. “Never start a campfire when there are fire restrictions in place. The restrictions are put in place for your safety and for the safety of others.”...
  • The Four Lawsuits

    08/29/2014 6:48:48 PM PDT · by Linda Frances · 2 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | 8-26-2014 | Scott Lively
    There has been a lot of interest in the current “Crimes Against Humanity” lawsuit against me by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the so-called Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), but this is not the first time the LGBT movement has tried to silence me by use of the courts. In fact, the SMUG lawsuit is the 5th such attack I have suffered in my career. Following is an excerpt from my privately published book of testimonial stories about the Miracles that God has done in my life, titled My Life in His Hands. This excerpt is from Chapter 8, “The...
  • The Middle East Problem (Dennis Prager video)

    08/29/2014 6:32:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Prager University ^ | unk. | Dennis Prager
    The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it's very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to accept a neighboring Palestinian state. And most Palestinians do not want Israel to exist. As Dennis Prager explains, this is really all you need to know. In 5 minutes, understand how Israel was founded, and how, since that auspicious day in 1948, its neighbors have tried to destroy it, again and again.
  • Amateur Hour: State Dept. has resorted to ‘crowdsourcing foreign policy’

    08/29/2014 3:57:26 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08/29/2014 | Twitchy
    In case you had any remaining doubts about the Obama administrationÂ’s foreign policy chops, this should put those to rest: Department of State âś” @StateDept Follow How can we do a better job of serving the American people & improving the world? Learn how to submit your thoughts: http://go.usa.gov/ycDR 2:29 PM - 29 Aug 2014 Wait Â… what? Welcome to Amateur Hour! You know itÂ’s coming. But on the other hand, maybe this is the only way to get things done. ItÂ’s not as if the State Department is remotely competent.
  • Does ISIS have the missing WMDs

    08/29/2014 2:06:38 PM PDT · by castlegreyskull · 26 replies
    I haven't heard anyone discuss the possibility that ISIS possesses chemical and biological weapons. I was wondering what anyone's concerns were about them.
  • Rubio Flips Again on Immigration

    08/29/2014 12:58:24 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 22 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Sen. Marco Rubio says that if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought the immigration reform bill that Rubio sponsored last year to the floor for a vote now, he would vote against it. Rubio explained that passing his immigration bill wouldn’t be productive, and thus the vote would only be for show. But if “unproductive” and “show votes” automatically deserved a “no,” our solons would rarely vote “yes.” If his bill was meritorious last year, as Rubio believed, it is meritorious now, and should be treated accordingly. Rubio also claims that he doesn’t regret his support for his immigration reform...
  • Lower Tax Rates vs. Targeted Tax Credits

    08/29/2014 12:13:25 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 29, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal last week about the policy debate over whether it’s better to lower tax rates or to provide targeted tax cuts for parents. Since this meant I was wading into a fight between so-called reform conservatives (or “reformicons”) and traditional conservatives (or “supply-siders”), I wasn’t surprised to learn that not everyone agreed with my analysis. James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute, for instance, doesn’t approve of what I wrote. …why are some folks on the right against giving middle-class families a big tax cut and letting them keep more of what...
  • Small-business group urges people to speak up on coming gas price increase (video)

    08/29/2014 8:21:06 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 8/28/2014 | John Ellis
    Opponents of a greenhouse-gas reducing proposal that could significantly increase gas prices next year are asking the public to weigh in after being handed a political defeat in the state Legislature. The National Federation of Independent Business came to Fresno on Thursday, where it urged voters to exert political pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown, other elected officials and the state Air Resources Control Board to either stop or delay a new cap-and-trade mandate that starting Jan. 1 will cover transportation fuels. "This is a hidden gas tax that, make no mistake, is coming to your local gas station come Jan....
  • 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...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 29, 2014

    08/29/2014 3:14:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 15 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • ndian girl, 7, survives being buried alive

    08/29/2014 1:12:44 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 6 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 27 August 2014
    A seven-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly buried alive by relatives in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has been rescued by a villager. Police say relatives first tried to strangle her and then left her to die in a shallow grave. It is unclear why.
  • New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

    08/28/2014 7:03:58 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 28/08/2014 | James Stafford
    Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust -- Russia has, too.
  • Obama's tan suit: Stop freaking out, Internet, it's actually stylish

    08/28/2014 5:51:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-28-14 | Jenn Harris
    President Barack Obama held a news conference Thursday to reveal important information regarding Russia financing and arming separatists in Ukraine, migrant children in the U.S. and his strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Syria, but all eyes seemed to focus on his suit. The president addressed the press in a pale, khaki-colored suit, and the Internet exploded. . The suit prompted a slew of headlines criticizing the president for his fashion decision.
  • Immigrants Can Now Obtain Asylum for Spousal Abuse

    08/28/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/28/2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Foreign individuals may now seek asylum in the U.S. due to domestic abuse in their home countries. On Tuesday a federal immigration board ruled that a married Guatemalan woman, fleeing a violent husband back home, could obtain political asylum. The ruling is significant, as the Board of Immigration Appeals oversees the immigration courts of President Obama's Department of Justice. The board reportedly acknowledged a culture of violence in Guatemala, which cases its domestic abuse victims to be in a "particular social group." Such jargon implies "a crucial qualification for asylum eligibility," according to the Gate. It is...
  • Are we all Useful Idiots?

    08/28/2014 6:40:11 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.sodahead.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | MillerMedia
    A must read for all of us Americans! Reading the rules laid out below, we have to be concerned where we are headed. Saul Alinsky died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today. Hillary has her writings sealed, but recall that Hillary did her college thesis on his writings and Obama writes about him in his books. Obama's records are sealed as well! Saul David Alinsky, a writer, was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of the modern community organizing movement. He is...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 27, 2014

    08/28/2014 3:15:07 AM PDT · by sneakers · 23 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Nascar SCS Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday August 31 on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET

    08/27/2014 8:14:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 58 replies
  • Politics: Oh good: ObamaCare now providing relief to those getting 'gender reassignment surgery'

    08/27/2014 7:53:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Herman cain ^ | Herman Cain
    Use the correct term, friends. Don't be like Shaney B. and call it "The Forbidden Snip." That would be wrong. Who comes up with these terms? You and I think of it (well, if we think of it at all, which I'd rather not) as sex-change surgery. But no! We have to be politically correct with everything now, so it's "gender reassignment" surgery. My highly insensitive producer, Shaney B., wants to call it "The Forbidden Snip," but of course that is extremely insensitive and wrong and should not be said, so I will not say "The Forbidden Snip" and you...
  • Angela Merkel announces plans to deport EU welfare cheats

    08/27/2014 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/27/2014 | Justin Huggler
    Major new crackdown on "benefits tourism" also to include bans on re-entering Germany for five years and direct funding to impoverished Germany has announced plans to deport welfare cheats from other European Union countries as part of a major new crackdown on "benefits tourism". Angela Merkel's government wants to expel immigrants from other EU countries who lie or use fraudulent means to claim benefits in Germany, and block the worst offenders from re-entering the country for up to five years. "Freedom of movement is a vital part of European integration, to which we are fully committed," the German Interior Minister,...
  • 'Sons of Guns' star Will Hayden arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping minor

    08/27/2014 7:23:57 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 36 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Foxnews
    “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been arrested again, this time for aggravated rape, according to documents sent to FOX411 by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s daughter. During an interview with detectives, the alleged victim said she did not report the sexual abuse because she was afraid Hayden would hurt her. The most recent abuse of the now-12-year-old girl occurred during July 2014, according to the documents. According to police...
  • Classics radio still has a home on Western Pennsylvania dials

    08/27/2014 5:03:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Pitt Trib Review ^ | 8/26/14 | Patrick Cloonan
    Some oldies fans get their fix from XM radio stations or internet streaming music like Pandora. But since WJAS (1320 AM) was sold and switched from “nostalgia” programming to talk earlier this month, fans have been searching for a new radio station to hear their favorite music. “It was a shock for them to shift to talk shows from music that a lot of people liked,” said Anne Zuza, 70, of Ross. As another ex-WJAS listener emailed: “Is there any other station that plays the classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s?” That depends on your interpretation of “classic...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 27, 2014

    08/27/2014 3:14:11 AM PDT · by sneakers · 16 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • GMA Kicks Off College Football Season [video w/ 15 sec ad]

    08/26/2014 2:14:19 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    abc news ^ | 8-26-14 | abc gma
    Herby was in NY today w/ GMA folks. Watch Lara Spencer kick a FG barefoot.
  • A Crime Between Races Happened in West Point, Mississippi

    08/26/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    Water Cooler Talk ^ | 08/26/14 | Joseph B. St. John
    A crime between races happened in West Point, Mississippi this weekend and no one stole other people’s stuff. No one showed their grief by stealing a television for their personal use. No one stole alcohol to show that they wanted justice. No one destroyed anyone else’s property to prove they want equality. No, in West Point, Mississippi, people acted civilized. In West Point, Mississippi a group of African Americans attacked two white guys and CNN, FOX and MSNBC will not be there. No special interest groups will be marching in the street and celebrity do-gooders, who protest for profit, will...
  • N.C. State students develop nail polish to detect date rape drugs

    08/26/2014 12:31:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-25-14 | Jessica Chasmer
    Four male students at North Carolina State University have developed a prototype for a new nail polish line that changes color when it comes into contact with date rape drugs. Ankesh Madan, Tasso Von Windheim, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, and Stephan Gray founded Undercover Colors, coined as “the first fashion company working to prevent sexual assault,” The Mary Sue reported. A woman paints her nails with the polish, and when her nails come into contact with a liquid, the color will change if drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, or GHB are present. “In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in...
  • Too good to be true? USC vetting Josh Shaw’s heroic story

    08/26/2014 11:05:06 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 8-26-14 | Kevin McGuire
    Sometimes a story is too good to be true. Could this be the latest example of that adage at work? USC is opening an internal investigation into the story of senior cornerback John Shaw saving his nephew from drowning. The story shared by USC’s athletics website was inspirational and a touching one. Shaw reportedly suffered a pair of high ankle sprains while allegedly leaping from a second floor balcony into a pool below to save his nephew, who cannot swim. A day later, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian says there may be conflicting information regarding how the injury to Shaw’s...
  • How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

    08/26/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | August 18, 2014 5:21 PM ET | Laura Sydell
    Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't as stable as once thought. There is no average life span for a CD, says preservationist Michele Youket, "because there is no average disc." --- Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc. Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs...
  • Attorney and Cop Scuffle after Traffic Stop (video)

    08/26/2014 8:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-29-2014 | YouTube.com
    ST. ALBANS (VT) — Police video and documents provided to the St. Albans Messenger show how an ordinary traffic stop last week degenerated into a physical altercation, which further disintegrated into the use of ethnic and homophobic slurs. Local attorney Peter J.R. Martin, 74, was stopped by Officer Mike Malinowski of the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) Thursday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. for having tinted windows, which are not legal in Vermont. The incident occurred on Lake Road near Cherry Street at St. Albans Bay. Martin was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He has pleaded not...
  • I don't get it. Obama 'pardoning illegals' does nothing.

    08/26/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 78 replies
    8/26/2014 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Everyone is predicting that Obama will 'grant Executive Amnesty' to illegal aliens before Labor Day. Can anyone explain to me what law, clause or Constitutional article Obama can cite that permits him the power to do such a thing? Anything. I'll settle for anything. Pardons wouldn't work. All that would do is forgive the past crimes of being in the country illegally. One microsecond after the Pardon was issued, all the illegal immigrants would be committing a new crime, the ongoing crime of being here illegally. Pardons cannot be granted for future crimes, so that won't work either. Just what...
  • Mexican President Calls for Immigration Reform in USA: 'A Matter of Justice'

    08/26/2014 7:06:14 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/26/2014 | BRIAN MELLEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico's president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong. "We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States," President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday. "This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society." Hispanics have now become a force to be reckoned with in California. They...
  • Arby’s creates $10 mega meat sandwich

    08/26/2014 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | August 25, 2014 | Chelsea Mies
    After realizing that people thought Arby’s mainly served roast beef, the company made a poster showcasing a large stack of all the meats on the menu, which includes bacon and brisket, according to The Washington Post. It worked. “People started coming in and asking, ‘Can I have that?’” Arby’s vice president of brand and corporate communications Christopher Fuller said. Arby’s decided to go with it, and the “Meat Mountain” was born. It will not be listed on the menu, but store associates will make it for the customers who request it. At $10, the sandwich includes (from the bottom up)...
  • Abortion backers launch “Taco or Beer Challenge,” because ice water is so cold and wet

    08/26/2014 4:39:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Around the world, famous and nonfamous people alike are filming themselves dumping or having dumped ice water on their heads in the new fad called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The dunkee then pays it forward by challenging others to do the same. Party poopers are supposed to donate $100 to the cause. Pro-lifers oppose donating to the ALS Association because it supports research of human embryos and aborted fetal cells. Our opposition has even made national news, which is helpful in bringing attention to ALSA’s deadly research. Pro-lifers are still enjoying the ice bucket challenge, they just donate to...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 26, 2014

    08/26/2014 3:01:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 8 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/25/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-25-14 | Graham Watson
    USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering two high ankle sprains while saving his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. According to USC’s RipsIt Blog, Shaw was attending a function at his cousin’s apartment when he looked down from the second-floor balcony and saw his 7-year-old nephew, who cannot swim, had fallen in the pool and was struggling to stay afloat. With total disregard for personal safety, Shaw jumped off the balcony and landed on the concrete below. He then crawled into the pool, grabbed his nephew and got him to safety. Then, even though both of his...
  • Ban on guns in places that sell alcohol struck down on Second Amendment grounds (Truncated Title)

    08/25/2014 7:08:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 25, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Baton Rouge Code of Ordinances § 13:95.3 provides, (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his possession a firearm, or other instrumentality customarily used or intended for probable use as a dangerous weapon, in any premises where alcoholic beverages are sold and/or consumed on the premises except the owner or lessee of the premises, or their employees [or law enforcement officials]…. (b) … Any person who enters a place where alcoholic beverages are sold and/or consumed on the premises does, by the mere fact of entering, consent to a search of his person for any firearm...
  • More Lies and Cowardice from Obama: Tries to Take Back “Junior Varsity” Comment

    08/25/2014 6:40:19 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/25/2014 | Pamela Geller
    New Yorker editor David Remnick asked the president why the Al Qaeda flag is now seen flying in Falluja in Iraq and in certain locations in Syria, and therefore the jihad group has not been “decimated” as Obama had said repeatedly during his 2012 reelection campaign. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told Remnick. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist...
  • Silver/Gold in a Self Directed IRA

    08/25/2014 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 25 replies
    My old company wants to liquidate their pension system and is offering former employees a buyout of cash. I want to create a self directed IRA and take physical possession of the silver and gold bullion but needing help researching. Some websites say having the coins in a bank deposit constitutes control of the assets, but I'm looking for help in determining what I can/cannot due. Thank you.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 25, 2014

    08/25/2014 2:50:57 AM PDT · by sneakers · 15 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Keith Olbermann Calls on ESPN to Ban 'Redskins'

    08/24/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On his Friday program, Keith Olbermann called on ESPN to "officially" ban the use of "Redskins." Citing Greg Gumbel, Tom Jackson, Peter King, Phil Simms, Mike Caray, Tony Dungy and others who have expressed concerns about using the team's name, Olbermann said that ESPN is the "conduit of sports" in the country while also being "loathe to be the news." Olbermann said that list of the words he and his colleagues cannot say on the air is "justifiably long" and "way less offensive than the name of the Washington team." He said he personally felt that "it is time for...
  • Old Timey PHOTO) Circa 1890 - Man Riding a Goat

    08/24/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1890 | Retronaut
    1890: Man riding a goat Man riding a goat, 1890 (Initiation into fraternal group). Photographer: Chas.v. Hamer, Columbus O, USA
  • IndyCar: GoPro GP of Sonoma to go ahead as scheduled following earthquake

    08/24/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 12 replies
    Racer.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2014 | Unknown
    IndyCar and Sonoma Raceway officials have confirmed that today's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will go ahead as scheduled despite the earthquake that hit the area early on Sunday morning. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter about six miles south of Napa woke residents and visitors about 3:20 a.m. local time. The jarring quake lasted about 25 seconds, and multiple aftershocks have been recorded. No damage was reported at the racetrack – which is located about 15 miles from the American Canyon site named as the epicenter of the quake – or its main arteries, California Highways 37 and...
  • A Real Live Gnome in Pennsylvania?

    08/24/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 45 replies
    Earthfiles.com ^ | 23AUG2014 | Linda Moulton Howe
    August 23, 2014 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - In 1200 A.D., a Swedish man named Frederik Ugarph found a hard wood statue only about six inches (15 cm) high of a little person wearing a conical hat in what is now Trondheim, Norway. The statue was standing on a pedestal engraved with the words: “NISSE Riktig Storrelse.” That means, “Gnome, actual height.” Owned and housed today by the Oliv family in Uppsala, Norway, X-ray tests indicate the wooden statue is more than 2,000 years old, perhaps carved from a tree that is no longer known. Another historic account of a “miniature person”...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler

    08/23/2014 6:56:32 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences? Such questions can only be answered by a thorough...
  • What Part of the Constitution Do Liberals Still Support?

    08/23/2014 2:05:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Realclearpolitics.com ^ | 08/23/2014 | Frank Donatelli
    With every passing day, President Obama uses his pen and his phone to expand his power and unilaterally change immigration, health care, energy, and tax laws. These actions have met with the approval of liberals everywhere. This is not a new attitude. Liberals have always been in favor of the “imperial presidency” from Roosevelt to Johnson to Obama, conveniently skipping Richard Nixon, of course. Liberal scholars have long championed the need of chief executives to meet modern exigencies as defined by liberal priorities—so long as a Democrat was in the White House. Curiously, while liberals believe the chief executive can...