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  • Urban Dictionary Definitions of: FReeper

    05/11/2012 4:33:14 PM PDT · by plaidness · 35 replies
    1. FReeper 86 up, 7 down Issues important to FReepers include: [...] 3) The FReeper is pro life except for illegal aliens (any brown non English speaking person), traffic violators and teenagers who walk across your lawn, all of whom can and should be shot in self defense. [...]
  • Pelosi: Her Catholic Faith 'Compels' Her to Support Same-Sex Marriage

    05/11/2012 4:24:30 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/10/2012 | Christopher Goins
    CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that her Catholic faith "compels" her to "be against discrimination of any kind" and thus for same-sex marriage. A reporter asked Pelosi: “Many of the people that are opposed to gay marriage cite their religion as the reason why they're opposed. You're a Catholic that supports gay marriage. Do you believe that religion and the idea that you can support gay marriage can be separated? And how do you grapple with the idea that you support gay marriage as a Catholic?” Pelosi responded: "My religion has, compels me--and I love...
  • Jerry Brown submits tax petitions, says 'difficult' budget cuts next

    05/11/2012 4:22:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | David Siders and Torey Van Oot
    In one choreographed appearance at the office of the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters, Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign to raise taxes appeared on Friday to take shape. A week after announcing he had collected enough signatures to qualify the initiative for the November ballot, Brown – accompanied by a new political consultant, the first lady and his dog – turned several boxes of them in. The event came just days before Brown is expected to propose deeper spending reductions in a budget revision Monday to deal with a deficit that likely has grown beyond $10 billion. The Democratic governor cast...
  • Flabby support for Menendez: Kyrillos remains a blank slate (NJ poll)

    05/11/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) comfortably leads his Republican opponent, Joe Kyrillos, in a head-to-head matchup up by nine percentage points, according to the latest poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. Although a quarter of New Jerseyans (24%) say they’re undecided, four-in-ten (42%) say they’d support Menendez if the election were held today, while a third (33%) would vote for Kyrillos. However, support for Menendez does not run deep. The poll also asked New Jerseyans if they’d support Menendez or “someone else,” and among these voters support for the senator drops off considerably to 30% from 42%, and the hypothetical...
  • Obama's Views on Distraction Have Evolved, Too

    05/11/2012 4:20:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 11, 2012 | Editor
    Election: Remember how candidate Barack Obama complained in 2008 that any discussion not involving the economy was a "distraction"? This time, his entire campaign is built on distracting voters from the economy. During his 2008 campaign, one of Obama's favorite words was "distraction." He constantly plugged it into his speeches and interviews to dismiss any controversy that might have erupted, or an issue he didn't particularly want to talk about. Questions about how Obama could have sat in the pews and listened to Rev. Wright's anti-American, race-baiting screeds for years? Distraction. Questions about his relationship with radical Bill Ayers? Distraction....
  • Researchers say Sam Garrison no Tuskegee Airman

    05/11/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by rw4site · 24 replies
    CBS19 KYTX, Longview/Tyler, TX. ^ | May 11, 2012 | Coretta Williams
    Personal note: Back on June 03, 2011 I posted the story of a Tuskegee airman's death, It is now determined that his story was a hoax. Original Post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2729241/posts Today's story: In November 2011, Samuel M. Garrison Jr. was honored posthumously with his name featured on the new Watkins-Logan-Garrison Texas State Veterans Home. Garrison died May 26, 2011, at age 88 as a celebrated war hero, a famed Tuskegee P-38 fighter pilot who told mesmerizing stories of long-ago dog fights and downed enemy aircraft. In the two years before his death, he signed autographs, attended receptions and accepted a mayor's...
  • CSU students end hunger strike

    05/11/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Timothy Sandoval ^ | 5/11/12 | Timothy Sandoval
    A dozen California State University students officially ended their hunger strike today after about a week of fasting in an effort to get university officials to comply with demands such as a tuition freeze and a rollback of administrator pay to 1999 levels. At midnight Thursday, the students decided to end the strike due to health concerns, . . .
  • Russia foils alleged plot on Winter Olympics

    05/11/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT · by Milagros · 49 replies
    ABC Online ^ | May 11, 2012
    Posted May 11, 2012 06:41:23 Loading...Map DataMap data ©2012 Basarsoft, GIS Innovatsia, Google, Mapa GISrael, ORION-ME, Tele Atlas - Terms of UseMap DataMap data ©2012 Basarsoft, GIS Innovatsia, Google, Mapa GISrael, ORION-ME, Tele Atlas Map data ©2012 Basarsoft, GIS Innovatsia, Google, Mapa GISrael, ORION-ME, Tele Atlas Report a map error MapMapSatelliteTerrain45°LabelsMap: Georgia Russian security agencies say they have foiled a plot by Islamic militants to attack the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) said the special services had confiscated arms, ammunition and explosives - including surface-to-air missiles and a flamethrower -...
  • Iowa Double Murder: Man Confesses Three Decades Later

    05/11/2012 4:12:58 PM PDT · by FourtySeven · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thu, May 10, 2012 2:05 PM EDT | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    The grisly murder and robbery of an elderly couple in Waterloo, Iowa, stunned the community three decades ago. But the case remained unsolved until a 66-year-old man walked into a police station and confessed on Wednesday. Jack Wendell Pursel was in court today for an initial appearance, where a judge raised Pursel's bail from $500,000 to $2 million for shooting Richard Huntbach, 85, and wife Goldie, 77. SNIP The convicted felon wanted to make amends with his past, Dan Trelka, director of Waterloo's safety services, told the newspaper. "It's my understanding he found Christ and felt this was the right...
  • We reached our first goal of raising $15,000 for the first phase of our "Tell the Truth" ad campaign

    05/11/2012 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Syncro · 7 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 05/11/2012 | Tea Party Express HQ
    We reached our first goal of raising $15,000 for the first phase of our "Tell the Truth" ad campaign - thank you! Dear Friends, . We accomplished an important goal in the defense of Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative state reforms.  With the election just 25 days away, it was just in time.  Thanks to countless numbers of individual donors like yourself, we are now working hard to put the finishing touches on our first "Tell the Truth" ad that highlights the fiscal successes that Gov. Walker has achieved in his short time in office. . . We...
  • GAO: Recoverable Oil in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming 'About Equal to Entire World’s Proven Reserves'

    05/11/2012 4:09:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Video at link Rock Springs, Wyo. (BLM Photo) (CNSNews.com) - The Green River Formation, a largely vacant area of mostly federal land that covers the territory where Colorado, Utah and Wyoming come together, contains about as much recoverable oil as all the rest the world’s proven reserves combined, an auditor from the Government Accountability Office told Congress on Thursday. The GAO testimony stressed that the federal government was in “a unique position to influence the development of oil shale” because the Green River deposits were mostly beneath federal land. It also noted that developing the oil would pose “socioeconomic challenges,”...
  • A tired Obama goes through the motions in George Clooney'$ tent (long article)

    05/11/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | Many 11, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Thursday was another big money day for Team Obama. He flew to Seattle in the morning for two fundraisers and then down to Los Angeles for one at the home of George Clooney, who is an actor. California is the political ATM for both parties. According to campaign people, the Clooney fundraiser with about 150 people was a huge success because, they said, it raised about $15 million. Makes it look like once again Hollywood is 120% behind the Real Good Talker out of the Chicago machine. As usual, the Obama accounts are misleading. The campaign has run into considerable...
  • 16% of Polled Turks Say Hitting Wives is Necessary (Islamic culture)

    05/11/2012 4:03:56 PM PDT · by Milagros · 22 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | May 10, 2012
    10 May 2012 / TODAY'S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL Sixteen percent of respondents in an IPSOS poll say hitting a woman is at times necessary. In the public opinion poll commissioned by CNN Türk on violence against women, 16 percent of those surveyed agree with the statement “If necessary, a woman may be hit.” People do not think it is good and discourage women from staying out late at night, according to the poll respondents. The opinion that “women's place is inside the home” is still dominant in Turkey, the poll finds. Turkey ranks only behind India and leads Japan, China and...
  • France's Hollande: Sarkozy underplayed budget woes (Hussein II - here we go again)

    05/11/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/12
    France's Hollande: Sarkozy underplayed budget woesAssociated Press – 8 hrs ago PARIS (AP) — French President-elect Francois Hollande suggested Friday that the government of outgoing leader Nicolas Sarkozy underestimated the country's budget problems and wants a new audit of France's books. But Hollande, a Socialist elected Sunday to lead the world's fifth-biggest economy, said that wouldn't hurt his ability to fulfill campaign pledges. Those include higher taxes on the rich, thousands of new teaching jobs and freezes on some government spending. And Hollande stuck to his own deficit reduction goals despite new European Union figures released Friday that paint a...
  • Jindal May Be the Answer to Romney's VP Question

    05/11/2012 4:00:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 11, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    As the counterweight to a presidential nominee blessed with wealth and privilege, Jindal’s stirring life story as the child of Indian immigrants -- who bestowed upon himself at the age of 4 the all-American name of the youngest son in “The Brady Bunch” -- could be especially appealing. A Rhodes scholar who helmed the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals -- the state’s largest agency -- at the almost absurd age of 24, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal’s aptitude and credentials for the nation’s second-highest office would be difficult for anyone to question seriously. Like Jindal, Romney was an academic overachiever who...
  • Dingy Harry Laments Lugar Loss

    05/11/2012 3:59:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Indiana primary got lot of attention this week for a great, great, great outcome. In fact, Dingy Harry is so sad that Lugar is gone. Yes, I've got a sound bite here. Grab sound bite 15. Audio sound bite 15. Dingy Harry, a montage lamenting defeat of Richard Lugar. REID: (whispering) I'm worried when I see dedicated patriots like Senator Lugar drummed out by Tea Party zealots for being too willing to cooperate. But that's what happened on Tuesday. I worry when I hear a candidate for the US Senate campaigning against bipartisanship and compromise between...
  • MILLER: Forced to be fat

    05/11/2012 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Americans are fatter than ever, but it’s not their fault. That’s according to the latest effort to solve an obesity crisis in the only way liberals know how - with more government. A study released this week from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Duke University and RTI International found obesity rates to be on course to rise from 34 to 42 percent of the U.S. population by 2030. The number of severely obese - defined as about 100 pounds overweight - will double to 11 percent. Today, 68 percent of Americans are overweight and half...
  • Romney and Race: Advice for the GOP’s presumptive nominee

    05/11/2012 3:51:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 May 2012 | Harry Stein
    If the Trayvon Martin case reminds us that race remains the great unresolved issue in our national life, it reminds us, too, of how illusory was the hope that Barack Obama might serve as a one-man antidote to America’s long history of racial division. More than three years into Obama’s presidency, ill feeling between the races is more prevalent than at any time in recent memory—a clear result of his style and the substance of his governance. The question is whether the opposition party and its candidate will dare say so. In what promises to be an ugly campaign, already...
  • Wisconsin: Obama 49%, Romney 45%

    05/11/2012 3:47:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 11, 2012R
    President Obama still leads Mitt Romney in a head-to-head matchup in Wisconsin but by a much narrower margin. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Badger State finds Obama with 49% of the vote to Romney’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, while two percent (2%) are undecided.
  • Shock Poll: Obama only Leading Mitt Romney by 4-Points in the Very Blue State of Oregon – 5/11/12

    05/11/2012 3:42:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 43 replies
    A new Survey USA Poll shows President Barack Obama only leading Gov. Mitt Romney by four-points in the very blue state of Oregon. The new poll puts Obama ahead 47%-43% over Romney, in a state where Obama won in 2008 by 16%. In a Survey USA Poll done in Oregon in mid-March 2012, Obama held an 11-point lead, 50%-39%.