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  • My Top 10 Resolutions for the New Congress (Part 2)

    01/20/2015 4:22:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    With the 114th U.S. Congress having launched Jan. 3, it's time we the people step up and hold our representatives' political feet to the fire in order to see real, demonstrable change that will heal and improve our country, especially during these last two critical years of Barack Obama's presidency. Last week, I gave my first five resolutions for the new Congress. In short, they were: 10) Reel in executive power and presidential orders. 9) Defund and repeal Obamacare. 8) Restore the 10th Amendment and a real balance of power between the federal and state governments. 7) Restore federal fiscal...
  • My Top 10 Resolutions for the New Congress (Part 1)

    01/13/2015 4:15:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 13, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    With the 114th U.S. Congress having launched Jan. 3, it's time we the people step up and hold our representatives' political feet to the fire in order to see real, demonstrable change that will heal and improve our country, especially during these last two critical years of Barack Obama's presidency. Here are my top 10 resolutions for the new Congress: 10) Reel in executive power and presidential orders.I know that every president since the dawn of our republic has used executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt was the first to rack up over 1,000 during his nearly eight years in office. But...
  • Five Easy Steps To Eliminate Racism In The New Year

    01/07/2015 9:01:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | January 6, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Choosing to hate people simply based upon the color of their skin is despicable! Likewise, presuming that all whites are inherently racist based strictly upon the color of their skin is appalling."How is it that Asians can succeed in America and we can't?" That was the question some of my friends and I asked ourselves as teenagers. Growing up in Los Angeles, Asian owned businesses were plentiful throughout the 'hood. Equally common was the animus blacks felt towards them. Rappers and racepreneurs like Jesse Jackson contributed to the disdain we felt for foreigners establishing their businesses on our turf. The...
  • Obamas welcome 2015 with $295-a-head dinner at Hawaii’s most acclaimed restaurant where caviar...

    01/02/2015 11:07:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama broke off from teenage daughters Sasha and Malia for a night out At the Honolulu, Hawaii, restaurant a 13-15 course, prix fixe meal costs a cool $295 a person and wine pairings add another $130 a head The total tab often nears $1,000 after taxes and tip Paintings that decorate the extravagant 32-seat restaurant are valued at more than $10 million a piece The president and first lady treated themselves to a five star dinner on New Year's Day at renowned Honolulu, Hawaii, restaurant Vintage Cave, where a 15 course, prix fixe...
  • 2015: The Year In Preview

    01/01/2015 8:25:46 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | January 1, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    What can be said about a year that hasn’t happened yet? The optimist looks forward with hope, and the pessimist looks forward with realism, but most people are too busy looking at their phones to see anything at all. I fall firmly in the pessimist camp. There’s nowhere to go but up when you expect the worst from a year. As such, let us take a look forward, into the future, and see what awful, annoying, and stupid things 2015 may have in store for us. With Republicans in full control of Congress, President Barack Obama will spend more time...
  • Man killed by stray bullet in SE Houston

    01/01/2015 6:57:33 AM PST · by eastforker · 43 replies
    click2houston ^ | 1/1/15 | Frank Espinoza
    A man is dead Thursday after a stray bullet hit him in the head in southeast Houston. Police say the victim and his wife were watching fireworks around 1 a.m. on their front lawn on the 800 block East Lake and Theta Street near Edgebrook. Investigators say someone shot a gun in the air and the bullet came down and hit the victim in the head. He died at the scene.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy New Year 2015! ~ 01 January 2015

    12/31/2014 5:58:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 232 replies
    Happy New Year To Our Troops and Veterans All Over The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Troops, Veterans, Families, Allies, and FRiends.....The FReeper Canteen Presents..... Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. “May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling. May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you. May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires. Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.”-D. Simone Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and...
  • Eat More Venison: The Deer Meat Diet

    01/13/2014 5:29:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | January 13, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    It’s January. If you resolved to lose weight, forget the cotton ball diet. To become a lean, mean muscle machine: eat venison. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo feign to keep us healthy and safe by restricting our dietary choices and attacking our constitutional right to use guns for hunting and self-defense. Both men are dead wrong about health, hunting and guns. Bloomberg chastises folks who slurp sugary soda pop while lambasting hunters who eat organic, lean, high-protein venison. Meanwhile, Cuomo has been known to holler at the top of his lungs: “No one needs...
  • Why is it 2011? (or) Why New Years is Not Simply Secular

    01/01/2011 1:34:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies ^ | December 31, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    December 31   Why is it 2011? (or) Why New Years is Not Simply Secular   By: Msgr. Charles Pope It is New Year’s Eve and everywhere throughout the world celebrations are planned as the New Year 2011 is upon us. You can be sure that large signs will flash “2011!!!” and “Happy New Year!” But why is New Year’s January 1st and why do we call this 2011? Time, and our understanding of our place in it are mysterious and historically complex, but many answers to how we designate time in the western world are very Catholic and Christian....
  • New Year festivities banned in Saudi Arabia

    12/31/2013 3:59:21 AM PST · by Altenkrug · 17 replies ^ | Dec 30, 2013
    Saudi religious police warn against celebrating New Year’s Eve Monday, 30 December 2013 10:50 AM Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned that “punitive measures” will be taken against those who celebrated New Year’s Eve on December 31, Arabic daily Okaz reported. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vices (Haia) based its warning on a religious edict issued by the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars banning such celebrations, the newspaper said. The conservative Islamic kingdom follows the Muslim lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, which stems from the Christian religion. Its new year is based...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy New Year 2014 ~ 01 January 2014

    12/31/2013 5:59:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 321 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Troops, Veterans, Families, Allies, and FRiends.....The FReeper Canteen Presents..... Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. “May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling. May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you. May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires. Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.”-D. Simone Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and...
  • Celebrate New Year’s at Applebee’s — for $375 Per Person

    12/30/2013 1:56:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 30, 2013 | Charles Passy
    But once a year, Applebee’s goes high-end. The chain’s franchise-owned restaurant in the heart of New York’s Times Square offers a $375-a-person New Year’s Eve bash that’s billed as “a night to remember.” (Those under 12 can get in for $250.)
  • Controversial Float Spurs Call to Boycott 'Tournament of Roses' Parade (Video)

    12/30/2013 7:55:49 AM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-30-2013 | TRN
    The same Disney that suspended 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson from its A&E network for expressing his religious views about homosexuality (until being forced to reverse it after a massive viewer revolt), clearly has no problem pushing the homosexual agenda in the faces of millions of Americans who watch the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on its ABC network on New Year's Day. That's right. Two Los Angeles men plan to celebrate their "gay marriage" on a float in this year's parade in Pasadena, California. The move has understandably sparked controversy and even a boycott. Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42,...
  • Artist from 2007 bomb scare headlining First Night (Boston)

    11/20/2013 3:21:44 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 20 | Tenley Woodman
    An artist who carried out the 2007 marketing stunt that prompted a massive citywide bomb scare — lambasted then by Mayor Thomas M. Menino — is now headlining the city’s First Night celebration. Peter “Zebbler” 
Berdovsky has been contracted by First Night Boston to stage a $50,000 electronic show that will be the centerpiece of the 2014 New Year’s celebration in Copley Square. But Menino’s office scoffed at the idea that Berdovsky might be a poor choice for a city-sponsored event so close to the scene and time of the deadly April 15 marathon bombing attacks.
  • Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fres

    01/03/2013 5:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from your mind. They cannot be changed, and any amount of dwelling and wallowing will not help. Pretend you have amnesia and that it never happened, while retaining the lessons learned from the experience. Then do this again every month, every week, every morning. 2) Define success. Whether it be money made, time spent, lives changed, experiences created, every person has...
  • Five Mainstream Republican Resolutions for 2013

    12/31/2012 6:50:43 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 31, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Time once again for a list of New Year’s Resolutions for the Republican Party. The party leaders haven’t taken my advice these past few years, so there’s no reason to believe they shall this year, but who knows? Perhaps if things get too dire, they’ll start looking to bloggers for solutions to the problems that their top consultants haven’t been able to solve. One can but hope. 1. Learn the Meaning of Compromise This isn’t entirely fair, but it’s still a good place to begin. Republicans are notorious for conceding defeat before negotiations begin. Let’s say for example that the...
  • A Liberal's List Of New Year's Resolutions For 2013

    12/31/2012 11:16:00 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A new year a new list of resolutions, this is sort of a sequel to the list of liberal resoutions I came up with last year.See the 2012 list here.
  • This Bruce Loves That Bruce

    12/31/2012 8:51:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | December 31, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Indulging once again would appear to some a questionable act, especially after he had spent all that time running around and attempting to get a particular guy reelected who I wanted gone from politics in the best way. But I dove in once more -- something I have been doing since he performed at a club on Sunset Blvd. in 1975. I can state without equivocation that if you have not seen Bruce Springsteen you are missing the premier performing act of any era. I can speak with some authority as I have seen just about every act of consequence...
  • Good Riddance to 2012

    12/29/2012 10:12:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 30, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    It’s that time again – time to make resolutions we won’t keep, spend two weeks writing the wrong date on checks and to look back on the year we’re leaving. As for 2012, it can’t end quickly enough. It was an awful year for many reasons. Let me count just a few of the ways: The Fiscal Cliff This column is due to my editors by noon on Saturday, so there’s a chance Speaker of the House John Boehner has cut some horrible deal with President Obama to avoid the over-hyped fiscal cliff since I submitted it. If that happens...
  • Take Time to Rest and Reflect Before the New Year

    12/27/2012 4:27:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    A year ago, I resolved to spend 2012 praying more and, in my prayers, asking for patience. I have prayed, I have asked, I have received, but not enough. Ask my family, and they may attest that I must not have prayed enough, as my patience often runs thin. This year has been more than interesting and full of challenges. My father, Newt Gingrich, ran for the Republican nomination. Just one year ago this week, on Dec. 27, 2011, our family of four (me, my husband, Jimmy and our two children) boarded a plane from our home in Atlanta to...
  • To All Freepers and Freepettes

    12/22/2012 5:30:55 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 39 replies
    none | 12/22/12 | RetiredTexasVet
    From RetiredTexasVet and Family: We're not Progressive and do not celebrate the Winter Festival, We're not politically correct and do not have a Holiday Tree, We have neither Facebook with friends and unfriends, likes or dislikes, Nor have we twitters or tweets other than the birds feeding in the back yard, What we do have is an old fashioned country wish for you to have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, And may God bless you all and keep you in the coming new year.
  • Al-Qaida nuke bomb threat alleged

    04/22/2002 7:22:04 PM PDT · by knak · 139 replies · 676+ views
    msnbc ^ | 4/22/02
    NBC: Terror network seeks material to explode bomb in U.S. WASHINGTON, April 22 — A captured key strategist for the al-Qaida network told interrogators Monday that al-Qaida was working to obtain fissionable material for radiation bombs to be exploded in the United States, NBC News has learned. U.S. officials could not confirm the assertions of the strategist, Abu Zubaydah, but said they were taking him at his word. SOURCES TOLD NBC News that Zubaydah, believed to be one of the top lieutenants of Osama bin Laden, believed to be the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United...
  • Ressam gets 22 years for millennium bomb plot

    12/03/2008 3:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 3, 2008 | Mike Carter
    Ahmed Ressam was resentenced this morning to 22 years in federal prison for conspiring to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport despite telling a judge that he recanted everything he has told the federal government about terrorist activities. Federal prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge John Coughenour to send Ressam to prison for life — a sentence Ressam said he would accept now that he had cleared his conscience about his cooperation, which ended in 2003. Prosecutors pointed out that Ressam's defiance has cost two high-profile terrorism prosecutions so far, and that Ressam has actively tried to help the cases...

    01/18/2012 6:10:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | January, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    One thing six-plus decades in this life has taught me is that people are overly-optimistic with our culture’s custom of New Year’s Resolutions. Therefore, I figured I should wait until a couple of weeks in to put my own in perspective. New Year’s Resolutions often revolve around personal vices. Quit smoking, quit drinking, make your sex life less dangerous. They key here is reasonable expectations. My resolutions in this regard were to make love to only the cleanest and sweetest woman, drink only the finest adult beverages, and smoke only choice tobacco. It’s working so far, which obviously proves that...
  • What did everyone do for New Year's?

    01/02/2012 10:26:19 PM PST · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 59 replies
    Jan. 3,2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    I'm curious as to what everyone did for New Year's.
  • "Never on Sunday" tradition pushes 2012 Rose Parade to January 2nd

    01/01/2012 6:51:38 AM PST · by PapaNew · 12 replies ^ | 12/27/2012 | Ken Martinson
    PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2011) — The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is widely known as "America's New Year Celebration." So there is naturally some confusion every few years when the Rose Parade is scheduled not on January 1st, but on January 2nd. The tradition dates back to 1893 and it all started because of ... the horses. Pasadena Tournament of Roses received a question this week about why this year's parade is a day later than usual, so we asked the Tournament of Roses for more information. Here's a look at the history and origins of the tradition....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIVING PRAYER ~ Happy New Year! ~ 01 January 2012

    12/31/2011 5:10:05 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 125 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            LIVING PRAYER Brother Lawrence was a monk who lived almost 300 years ago and worked in the galley of his monastery. He wrote a book, The Practice of the Presence of God, which today is considered a classic in the area of Christian devotion. Brother Lawrence spent much of his time in the monastery scullery scrubbing pots and pans. He also had a collateral duty as the monastery cobbler. In these jobs, he said, he learned to glorify God in simple tasks and to pray with his hands. By bringing to each small job the...
  • New Year's Resolutions For Liberals

    12/29/2011 1:24:06 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-29-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • OK everyone what is everyone's Tradition for Thankgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve/Day?

    11/23/2011 10:27:12 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    23 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet
    I'll start, after the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away and the dishes are done we start the Chistmas Season off with viewing "A Christmas Carol" and "A Christmas Story".
  • Making Fun of Dick Clark

    01/05/2011 8:08:34 AM PST · by marcbold · 56 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11-5-10 | Matt Archbold
    I received a call on the morning of New Year’s Day from an old friend I hadn’t spoken to in a while, wishing me a Happy New Year. He asked me what I’d done the night before and I told him I was in bed by ten p.m.. He made fun of me and said he knew me when I did anything but sleep on New Year’s Eve. We laughed. He said he stayed home and watched ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. And then he said something that made the laughter stop. He said in a slurred voice,...
  • Dave Barry's look at 2010: Worst year ever?

    01/01/2011 10:15:37 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 22 replies
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | January 2, 2011 | Dave Barry
    Let's put things into perspective: 2010 was not the worst year ever. There have been much worse years. For example, toward the end of the Cretaceous Period, the Earth was struck by an asteroid that wiped out 75 percent of all the species on the planet. Can we honestly say that we had a worse year than those species did? Yes, we can, because they were not exposed to "Jersey Shore." So, on second thought, we see that this was, in fact, the worst year ever. The perfect symbol for the awfulness of 2010 was the BP oil spill, which...
  • Mummers Parade in City of Brotherly Love

    01/01/2011 8:08:36 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    The Annual Mummers Parade will once again run along Broad Street in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. The Mummers Parade is held each New Year’s Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Local clubs (usually called “New Years Associations”) compete in one of four categories (Comics, Fancies, String Bands, and Fancy Brigades). They prepare elaborate costumes and moveable scenery, which take months to complete. This is done in clubhouses, many of which are located on or near 2nd Street (called “Two Street” by some local residents)[1] in the Pennsport neighborhood of South Philadelphia, which also serve as social gathering places for members....
  • Happy New Year FR!

    12/31/2010 9:00:14 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 109 replies
    January 01, 2011 | No Author
  • Muslims Kill Seven in Egyptian Church Bombing

    12/31/2010 6:05:42 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/31/10 | Aurelius
    Remember, Islam is a religion of peace. I mean, who wouldn't agree with that, especially after seven Christians were murdered this evening when coming out of a Church mass? As Christians emerged from Alexandria, Egypt's Mass of the Saints Church, a car bomb ripped through the crowd killing at least seven and injuring at least 24. Father Mena Adel, a witness to the carnage, explained: "I was inside the church and heard a huge explosion. People's bodies were in flames." Remember, Islam is a religion of peace according to liberals. In the aftermath, according to news sources, "Some Christians from...
  • Making Choices: I Firmly Resolve! Can New Year's Resolutions Become Reality?

    12/31/2010 5:04:34 AM PST · by tcg · 3 replies
    Catholic online ^ | 12/31/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...'For a son of God each day should be an opportunity for renewal, knowing for sure that with the help of grace he will reach the end of the road, which is Love. That is why if you begin and begin again, you are doing well...' (The Forge, 344) The London Daily Mail recently ran an article entitled "New Year's resolutions 'barely last longer than a week'" However, the fact remains, we all make them. The experience is nearly universal. Some Nations use different calendars, but the passing of one year to another is marked by a deliberate period of...
  • Medal of Honor winner in NYC for New Year's Eve [Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta]

    12/25/2010 2:47:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Times Square New Year's Eve countdown will be launched with military precision this year by the 2010 Medal of Honor winner. New York City Hall and the Times Square Alliance said Wednesday that Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta (JUHN-ta) will join Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the countdown....
  • Johannes Mehserle Sentencing Live Blog: PROBATION

    11/05/2010 1:18:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/5/10 | Bay Area New Group
    1 p.m. Mehserle gets probation, 146 days served.
  • Man shot in head, finds bullet 5 years later(Germany)

    08/27/2010 6:37:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 25 August, 2010 | NA
    HERNE, Germany (KABC) -- It took a man in Germany five years to realize he was walking around with a bullet lodged in his head. Robert Chojecki, 35, is recovering from surgery to remove it. Police say he was hit by the stray 22-caliber bullet during a New Year's Eve celebration. Chojecki says he thought he had bumped his head or was hurt by a firecracker. He says he began to get headaches a year ago, and only went to the doctor recently. Since the bullet had not penetrated his skull, doctors say it was not life-threatening and that he...
  • Fundamentalist Calls To Ignore Norouz Go Unheard In Iran, Afghanistan

    03/22/2010 6:02:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 235+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | March 21, 2010 | Abbas Djavadi
    Maryam had invited her two daughters and their husbands and grandchildren for Norouz, the New Year's feast, to her home in western Tehran when I called her on Saturday. It was after 9:02 p.m. when "tahvil," the change from the old to the new year, 1389 after Iranian calendar, was celebrated at Maryam's apartment, as it was in hundreds of thousands of other households in Iran and other countries. She had prepared a beautiful Haft Seen, the Norouz table, and cooked delicious Iranian food. The television was on to follow the announcement of the "tahvil," after which everyone congratulated each...
  • Happy New Year From the New Caliphate!

    01/03/2010 2:39:33 PM PST · by Tamar Rush · 10 replies · 530+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Jan. 2, 2010 | The Last Crusade
    [caption id="attachment_2963" align="alignright" width="298" caption="You can run, but you'll die tired..."][/caption] Disastrous Effect of U. S. Invasion2010 Dawns in Iraq2,000 CHRISTIANS PUT TO DEATH thelastcrusade.orgThe U.S. invasion of Iraq has not resulted in the establishment of a secular government or an expansion of democracy.It has rather resulted in the creation of another Muslim state ruled by Islamic law (sharia) and a wholesale attack on all Christians who remain in the country. Iraq, thanks to the failed Bush/Obama policies, is morphing into an imitation of the Islamic Republic next door - - a Republic with which the new regime in Iraq...
  • Happy New Year

    12/31/2009 9:00:33 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 57 replies · 1,167+ views ^ | Jan 01, 2010 | me
  • A Group Blog Is it Over Already? I was Just Getting Warmed Up

    12/31/2009 4:12:27 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 2 replies · 281+ views
    The Constitution Club ^ | 12-31-09 | Damien F. Veatch
    The first question is what to call it. Circa Jan. 1, 2005, halfway through the first decade of the 21st century, Slate’s Timothy Noah implored us to decide what to call the decade we were living in. Neither “aughts,” “naughts,” “ohs,” nor “double ohs” seemed to be catching. Either Mr. Noah lacks influence or the decade is simply unnamable, because as we stand on the precipice of 2010, we are no closer to an agreed upon moniker. A proper name may be important because of our recent tendency to segment history by its third digit. In the past, I have...
  • National Guard Supports New Year's Security

    12/31/2009 3:41:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 199+ views
    LATHAM, N.Y, Dec. 31, 2009 – As New Yorkers and visitors gear up for New Year’s Eve celebrations, National Guard soldiers and airmen will remain on duty in support of homeland security missions across the state. New York State Gov. David Paterson directed that members of the state’s Army and Air National Guard stand ready to respond to local civil authorities if an emergency occurs. Throughout New York City, National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will conduct security operations at Penn Station, the PATH terminal, and LaGuardia and JFK airports in coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New...
  • New Year's Spirits (Vanity)

    12/31/2009 1:59:47 PM PST · by paulycy · 29 replies · 571+ views
    self | Thursday, December 31, 2009 | pauly cy
    Happy New Year's Eve!
  • My 2010 Predictions

    12/31/2009 9:36:24 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 17 replies · 770+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | 12/31/2009 | Neoavatara
    Well, that time of the year again. You can see my predictions and links on my site. But onward and upward!
  • Politics

    12/30/2009 9:04:15 PM PST · by stolinsky · 2 replies · 176+ views ^ | 12-31-09 | stolinsky
    It is customary to make resolutions for the New Year. Often these include vows to lose weight, exercise more, or clean out the garage. Almost as often, the resolutions are broken before the end of January. Rather than these praiseworthy but easily discarded goals, may I suggest a different set of resolutions.
  • CARTOON: Dropping the Ball

    12/30/2009 7:12:09 AM PST · by NetRight Nation · 2 replies · 830+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | December 30, 2009 | William Warren
  • Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

    12/24/2009 1:21:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies · 227+ views ^ | December 24,2009 | Steve McGough
    Christmas, a time to spend with dear ones. Each year we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate Christmas, remember those who may not be as fortunate, and especially remember those service members who are away from home, protecting our home. So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us to you! Thank you for making Radio Vice Online and Sound Off Connecticut a part of your life this year. We’re not quite certain we deserve all of the attention, but I can tell you we are quite humbled by it.
  • The Intelligent Thinkers Movement: A New Year’s Revolution

    01/05/2009 5:59:25 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 773+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | January 5, 2008 | Herman Cain
    Let’s be clear! This revolution is not about bombs and bullets. It is about computer bits and brains – a technologically empowered citizen’s movement to take back our government. Our federal government has gotten totally out of control. The Democratic majority does not believe that deficits matter, while tsunami-sized federal spending continues to increase exponentially. Free speech is under attack (Fairness Doctrine), the right to a secret ballot is under attack (union card check legislation), our free market system is being invaded (bailout mania) and we have no real energy independence strategy. The death tax will expire at the end...
  • ***The First Official Friday Silliness Thread of 2009***

    01/02/2009 9:42:29 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 64 replies · 2,500+ views's late, I know. I'm on vacation, what do you want? But since it's the first Friday of 2009, I'm sure we all need silliness, so better late than never... Every year, Google compiles a huge list of its top searches; this list is known as the Google Zeitgeist. Literally billions of searches have been sifted through to find trends, events, and newsworthy items that capture the happenings of 2008 in one concise package. Let's take a look at some of the more interesting data from Google's top searches of 2008. The Top Searches Around the World The top Google...