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  • STREISAND CELEBRATES HILLARY VICTORY

    08/03/2016 9:23:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Drudge ^ | 8/3/16 | Matt Drudge
    STREISAND CELEBRATES HILLARY VICTORY 'HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN' Wed Aug 03 2016 11:44:09 ET Barbra Streisand was in a celebratory mood last night as she kicked off her farewell to the farewell tour in Los Angeles. "Happy Days are here again!" Streisand declared to a sold out crowd at the Staples Center. The audience roared as the singer zinged Donald Trump. "Our genetic makeup is 99.9% identical to every person on the face of the earth. The other .1% is Donald Trump!" The diva gestured in prayer and thanked the heavens. "It's simply a fact, right?" One attendee...
  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • 76yo Lady Live on CSPAN: 'I'm Voting For Trump, I Don't Give A (bleep)!

    06/13/2016 6:03:19 AM PDT · by orchestra · 9 replies
    InformationLiberation ^ | 6/10/2016 | Chris Menahan
    This is funny as hell, Trump is the ultimate unifier! Via the Daily Bail: LIFELONG DEMOCRAT TELLS AMERICA HOW SHE FEELS This is awesome. C-Span's morning call-in show is a daily feast of beautiful Americana. Yesterday Alicia from Pennsylvania was slightly confused about which line to call, but there was no confusion about her thoughts on Hillary Clinton, George Bush, Trump, and uninformed American voters. 'I would never vote for Hillary Clinton. She should have been out with Bush. We don't need a crook. She's just like her husband.' (C-Span Video at link)Very funny!
  • Fashion Police question

    06/08/2016 5:56:52 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 31 replies
    Political Correctness Gone Wild ^ | June 8 2016 | political correctness gone wild
  • Former PA Sen. Wofford, 90, announces marriage to a man

    04/25/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 4/24/16
    WASHINGTON (CNN) ó Former Pennsylvania Sen. Harris Wofford announced Sunday that he is marrying a man 50 years his junior, almost 20 years after his wife died. Wofford, a Democrat who was also a top adviser to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., announced his marriage to Matthew Charlton in a New York Times op-ed....
  • Hillary: Have Fun Burning in Hell, Women of New Hampshire (Satire)

    02/09/2016 6:20:20 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    The Nil Admirari ^ | 2/09/2016 08:52:00 PM
    Tonight, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the women of New Hampshire to "have fun burning in hell" after it was clear she had lost the state's Democratic primary election to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Clinton's remark referenced a statement made last weekend by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright that "there's a special place in hell for women that don't help each other." "Well, the women of New Hampshire can have fun burning in hell after supporting Bernie Sanders over me. Bernie Sanders is an old White Jewish guy,...
  • Hillary has an unexpected problem persuading women to vote for her... Developing...

    02/07/2016 5:58:06 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 74 replies
    Drudgereport.com ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | Drudge
    WASH POST PAGE ONE MONDAY: Hillary has an unexpected problem persuading women to vote for her... Developing...
  • Ted Cruz Using Firm That Harvested Data On Millions Of Unwitting Facebook Users

    01/30/2016 9:07:57 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 77 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | December 11, 2015
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is using psychological data based on research spanning tens of millions of Facebook users, harvested largely without their permission, to boost his surging White House run and gain an edge over Donald Trump and other Republican rivals, the Guardian can reveal. A little-known data company, now embedded within Cruz's campaign and indirectly financed by his primary billionaire benefactor, paid researchers at Cambridge University to gather detailed psychological profiles about the US electorate using a massive pool of mainly unwitting US Facebook users
  • [FLASHBACK] Cruz Tries to Claim the Middle Ground on Immigration [Post-Gang of Eight 2013]

    01/25/2016 9:31:17 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 53 replies
    NYTimes/TX Tribune ^ | September 12, 2013 | JAY ROOT and JULI√ĀN AGUILAR
    When it comes to immigration reform, Senator Ted Cruz has made it abundantly clear what he opposes: giving citizenship to people who broke the law to come here. What has not been as evident is what he supports: legal status for millions of people here already, while making it easier for immigrants to come here through the front door. "I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass," he said. "I think most Americans want to see the problem fixed."
  • At 102, Nation‚Äôs Oldest Working Teacher Has No Plans To Retire

    01/16/2016 7:55:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT
    cbslocal ^ | 14 Jan 2016
    Teachers and students at one New Jersey school said they hit the jackpot with one of their teachers who‚Äôs been with the school for more than 20 years. ‚ÄúI think you have to take care of yourself and be happy,‚ÄĚ said Zhelesnik. ‚ÄúI had a good life, a good life.‚ÄĚ Zhelesnik, who has no plans to retire any time soon, said another part of her secret to longevity is good food.
  • Hillary Clinton‚Äôs claim that she tried to join the Marines

    11/12/2015 11:18:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    "He looks at me and goes, 'Um, how old are you. And I said, 'Well I am 26, I will be 27.' And he goes, 'Well, that is kind of old for us.' And then he says to me, and this is what gets me, 'Maybe the dogs will take you,' meaning the Army." -Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at a breakfast, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 10, 2015One Clinton story that has often been greeted with skepticism is her claim, first made in 1994, that she once tried to join the Marines in 1975. On the campaign trail,...
  • Hillary v. Old White Guys

    08/19/2015 8:49:05 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    8-19-15 | me
    Observation---Hit-lery was once the top DNC person to be elevated to the possible position of POTUS. But now that her server is being rectally-probed it seems that the WHITE guys of the DNC are throwing down and getting in the race.But I put to you that those white guys running against her will soon be pushed aside. They are there to take the HEAT off of her, a distraction of you will. But if there is no further investigation or FBI probe she will once again be elevated to top tier status.It is funny to see that what the DNC...
  • The Roberts Courtís Surprising Move Leftward

    06/23/2015 1:10:33 PM PDT · by plain talk · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Alicia Parlapiano
    The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been a conservative court. But even conservative courts have liberal terms Ė and the current term is leaning left as it enters its final two weeks. The court has issued liberal decisions in 54 percent of the cases in which it had announced decisions as of June 22, according to the Supreme Court Database, using a widely accepted standard developed by political scientists. If that trend holds, the final percentage could rival the highest since the era of the notably liberal court of the 1950s and 1960s led by...
  • Trending Right Now on Twitter - #HillarySoOld

    06/03/2015 7:04:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6-3-2015 | Various, TCRLAF
    Frakkin HILARIOUS!!! Of course, the liberals are freaking out, and don't see the humor in it, and are screaming thing like "Mysogyny much?". Some examples: #HillarySoOld that the Rolling Stones call her Mom... #HillarySoOld She was pen pals with Karl Marx #HillarySoOld that when Moses came down from Mount Sinai to tell her about the Ten Commandments she screamed "What Does it Matter?!?" #HillarySoOld She remembers Judas Iscariot donating 30 pieces of silver to the Clinton Foundation. How old? Cut open the cankles and count the rings. #HillarySoOld #HillarySoOld that when asked about her younger years she responds "Well, first...
  • A Beer a Day is 110-Year-Old Nebraska Man's Secret to a long Life

    05/22/2015 3:25:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mary Beth Quirk
    A can of beer every day is Mark Behrendsí secret to a long life. The Nebraska City man turned 110 years old on May 16, making him Nebraskaís oldest living person and possibly the oldest man living in the United States. ďHe always told everybody the reason he has lived so long is drinking one can of beer, every day at 3 p.m.,Ē said his daughter Lois Bassinger of Nebraska City. ďHe always joked that that was his medicine since he takes very little medicine.Ē His ďmedicineĒ of choice? ďWhatever kind was around,Ē he said, though Bassinger said her fatherís...
  • Hillary Doesn't Like Unpaid Internships, but Clinton Foundation Sure Does

    05/03/2015 5:35:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The charity spent $30 million on salaries last year but not one cent on interns, unlike the Ford or Gates Foundations. What gives? Hillary Clinton may be running for president as a champion for the middle class, but the Clinton Foundationís interns do not get paid. ďBusinesses have taken advantage of unpaid internships to an extent that it is blocking the opportunities for young people to move on into paid employment,Ē Clinton said at UCLA in 2013. ďMore businesses need to move their so-called interns to employees.Ē That doesnít happen at her own business, the Clinton Foundation that Bill started...
  • Is Sweden's Missan the world's oldest living cat?

    02/23/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 30 replies
    The Local SE ^ | Published: 22 Feb 2015 16:46 GMT+01:00 | unattributed
    Missan, 29, may be the worldís oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30. Missan the Swedish farm cat is turning 30 this spring and may be the world oldest living cat. By far. ďI read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the worldís oldest, and I just thought to myself: Ďmine is older!í,Ē Missanís owner Ňsa Wickberg, from Karlskoga, told the TT news agency. According to...
  • Jeffrey Epstein: the billionaire paedophile with links to Bill Clinton....

    01/05/2015 5:42:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Independent UK (link only!) | 1/2/15
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/who-is-jeffrey-epstein-a-study-of-the-man-linked-to-worlds-of-celebrity-politics--and-royalty-9954397.html
  • 7 Signs Iím Getting Old

    12/12/2014 5:20:53 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 75 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/12/14 | Steve Berman
    I recently marked a particular anniversary of my birth.† I wonít say my age but itís a prime number multiplied by ten, older than 30 and not yet 70.† I didnít mark the day in any particular way.† Yeah there was a ďhappy birthdayĒ from my wife and kids, but no huge celebration. † I didnít want one. Passing that milestone makes one somewhat introspective and brooding about the arc of oneís life.† I was just twenty, for Godís sake!† What happened to all those years?† I still feel like a big kid.† I still watch Looney Tunes (love Road...
  • Pelosi Suggests Questions About Her Future Are Sexist

    11/13/2014 9:22:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 11/13/14 | BY BILLY HOUSE
    Pelosi Suggests Questions About Her Future Are SexistTop House Democrat wonders why Mitch McConnell wasn't asked about stepping down the way she has been. BY BILLY HOUSE November 13, 2014 Nancy Pelosi on Thursday suggested that sexism plays a role in questions over whether she should remain House Minority Leader after her party's election shellacking last week. "As a woman, is there a message here?" asked Pelosi, 74, at a Capitol news conference. Pelosi challenged how many times reporters had asked that of soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 72, as his party failed previously to capture the Senate majority...
  • Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

    08/20/2014 8:03:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    The Ass. Press ^ | 20AUG2014 | Rik Stevens
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.
  • 8 reasons why New York women canít get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert ó which argued that these Ivy League college girls ďwould never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of youĒ ó went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • Michelle Obama at 50,a milestone nears, first lady cuts her own path, gets high marks from public

    12/27/2013 9:33:08 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 61 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 12-26-13 | Katherine Skiba
    "WASHINGTONóFirst lady Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a White House dance party next month when she turns "50 and fabulous," as she put it recently."
  • There IS such a thing as Ďbeauty sleepí: Researchers say snoring makes you look old, ugly and dopey

    09/15/2013 10:11:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:03 EST, 14 September 2013 | Ellie Buchdahl
    Getting your beauty sleep can really improve your looksóand snoring can have the opposite effect, according to researchers. A study into sleep apneaóa condition marked by snoring and breathing interruptionsóhas shown that people with the condition appeared less attractive, youthful and alert than restful sleepers. Sufferers who were treated for the condition also appeared more attractiveówith two thirds of the patients in the study being rated more highly in photos taken after treatment than before. Ö
  • MSU Professor William Penn: Republicans ďraped this countryĒ,"bunch of dead white peopleĒ

    09/13/2013 10:22:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    EXAMINER.COM ^ | Sep 8, 2013
    MSU Professor removed for anti-Republican rants (Video) Education Policies William Penn Michigan State University MSU Professor William Penn was relieved of his duties after an anti-Republican rant. (Campus Reform) Donna Gundle-KriegEducation Examiner September 8, 2013 A creative writing professor at Michigan State University was removed from his classes last week after he made insulting comments about Republicans during a previous class. William Penn, a tenured professor, has received a paid semester-long sabbatical as "punishment" for his rants, but he will continue to draw his $146,510 annual salary. William Pennís comments, which were videotaped by a Michigan State University student, lasted...
  • Top IRS official to invoke Fifth Amendment, decline to testify at House hearing

    05/22/2013 7:19:31 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/22/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON Ė Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that singled out conservative groups, is expected to invoke the Fifth Amendment Wednesday when she appears before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Fox News has learned. That means Lerner, head of the exempt organizations division, probably wonít answer any questions on what she knew about IRS agents going after Tea Party-related groups. That also means she probably wonít say why she sat on the information for so long before it became public. Lernerís attorney, William Taylor III, asked committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in a letter if she...
  • Man found hanging off Sacramento high-rise was graffiti tagger (Darwin Award possible here)

    04/02/2013 9:55:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    KSBW.com ^ | 04/01/2013 | KSBW.com Staff
    A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday. Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja said the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building. "From everything we can tell, he didn't have any special rope rappelling equipment on, climbing equipment or anything like that," he said. "He appeared to be looped into the rope." A police department dispatch supervisor said Monday afternoon that investigators...
  • Former Weather Underground radical jailed in 1981 killing reportedly now teaching at Columbia U

    04/02/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/02/2013
    <p>A former Weather Underground radical who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard now reportedly holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia Universityís School of Social Work.</p> <p>The New York Post reports that Kathy Boudinís return to respectability after her 2003 parole occurs a week before the release of Robert Redfordís ďThe Company You Keep,Ē a movie loosely based on the $1.6 million heist.</p>
  • 7 Marines killed during explosion at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot

    03/19/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said. The North Carolina-based Marines with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as they were preparing to fire it. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside its firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. The official was not authorized to speak about the...
  • Argentina cardinal named pope

    03/13/2013 12:17:50 PM PDT · by edcoil · 22 replies
    drudge | 3-12-2013 | edcoil
    Drudge says Argentina gets pope
  • "The Golden Days of Yore" (My Sixtieth Birthday Vanity!)

    03/07/2013 6:03:55 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 121 replies
    What's left of my brain | March 7, 2013 | Charlie Henrickson (me)
    THE GOLDEN DAYS OF YORE Oh, the golden days of yore! Those olden days before My joints got all creaky, My eyebrows went freaky, My hair got all streaky-- Behold, the grays galore! If truth is to be told, My youth has turned to mold; My doctor can't fix me, The future afflicts me, Today I turn SIXTY-- Now that sounds really old! Charlie Henrickson The wag tailoring the doggerel
  • Leaked email(USDA) adds fuel to claims White House playing politics over impact of cuts

    03/06/2013 10:35:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 06, 2013
    A leaked email from an Agriculture Department field officer adds fuel to claims President Obama's political strategy is to make the billions in recent federal budget cuts as painful as possible to win the public opinion battle against Republicans. The email, circulated around Capitol Hill, was sent Monday by Charles Brown, a director at the agencyís Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C. He appears to tell his regional team about a response to his recent question on the amount of latitude he has in making cuts. According to the partially redacted email, the response came from...
  • Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30

    02/26/2013 11:31:11 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 26 Feb 2013
    Human longevity has improved so rapidly over the past century that 72 is the new 30, scientists say. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species. The pace of increase in life expectancy has left industrialized economies unprepared for the cost of providing retirement income to so many for so long
  • Zero Tolerance for Deaf Childís Name

    02/04/2013 1:13:25 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    The Education Reporter ^ | December 2012 | The Education Reporter
    Parents of a deaf child named Hunter were told by his Nebraska public preschool that they must change his name because he was in violation of the school districtís weapons policy. To sign his name, the three-year-old crosses his index and middle fingers then wags his hands. This sign apparently appeared to school officials to represent a gun. Grand Island Public Schoolsí policy section 8470 ó Weapons in Schools states: ďStudents are forbidden to knowingly and voluntarily possess, handle, transmit or use any instrument in school, on school grounds or at school functions that is a firearm, weapon, or looks...
  • Syria says Israeli warplanes hit military site

    01/30/2013 12:32:03 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 60 replies
    Israel conducted a rare airstrike on a military target inside Syria, foreign officials and Syrian state TV say, amid fears President Bashar al-Assad's regime is providing weapons to the Islamic militant group Hezbollah. A statement from the Syrian military read aloud on state TV confirmed the strike, saying the jets bombed a military research centre in the area of Jamraya, northwest of the capital, Damascus.
  • Shock claim: Obama only wants military leaders who 'will fire on U.S. citizens'

    01/24/2013 1:41:34 PM PST · by JenB987 · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Monday, renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Jim Garrow made a shocking claim about what we can expect to see in Obama's second term. Garrow made the following Facebook post: I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new ďlitmus testĒ in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. ďThe new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.Ē Those who will not are being removed. So, who is the source? Garrow replied:...
  • Neighbor who shot dead pit bulls mauling 11-year old boy could face charges

    01/24/2013 3:46:46 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man who fatally shot a pit bulls as it viciously attacked an 11-year-old boy with two other dogs could face charges for violating Washington D.C.'s gun laws. The young boy, who has not been identified, was riding a new bike on his home street in the Brightwood neighbourhood on Sunday when he collided with a pack of unattended pit bulls. The dogs immediately began attacking him, sinking their teeth into his arms, legs, stomach and chest, and leaving him in need of surgery. A neighbour, who has also not been identified, witnessed the attack, ran into his home and...
  • Obama Golfed in Hawaii with Former Rezko Crony

    01/09/2013 3:04:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    whitehousedossier ^ | 1/9/13 | Keith Koffler
    While on vacation in Hawaii this month, President Obama played golf with Allison Davis, a former business partner of Tony Rezko who also helped give Obama his start in the legal profession. Rezko is the former Obama associate and fundraiser who was convicted of corruption and fraud and currently sits in prison. Davis, who is male, partnered with Rezko on a series of government-funded low and mixed income housing development projects in Chicago. While Davis himself has never been charged with wrongdoing, a number of the projects were high-priced failures that resulted in poor living conditions for residents. According to...
  • Obamaís Cabinet diversity in danger with new picks (old white guys)

    01/08/2013 5:48:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/07/13 | Emily Heil
    The White House is poised this week to announce a handful of Cabinet nominees, most of whom have a few things in common: they all seem like perfectly qualified, distinguished folks.‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. and they¬íre all white men. President Obama¬ís picks, including Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for secretary of state, former senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for secretary of defense and John Brennan for CIA director, mean that the number of positions that could be filled by women or minorities is dwindling. That¬ís causing some concern among those who¬íd hoped to see diversity in the cabinet remain at its historic levels or even...
  • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Endorses Obama (See what happens with AA?)

    10/25/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 43 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/12
    Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday, telling ďCBS This MorningĒ that he voted for Obama in 2008 but this time was going further and publicly backing him. ďWeíve come out of the dive and weíre starting to gain altitude,Ē Powell said. ďThe unemployment rate is too high, people are still hurting in housing, but I see that weíre starting to rise up.Ē Powell said that when Obama took over ďthe country was in very, very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in...
  • [David] Letterman: Say, Obamaís kind of lying about this GM bankruptcy thing, huh?

    10/24/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/24/12
    Alternate headline: Even Late Night Comedy Shows Must Interview Obama Off the Record. Noel Sheppard picks up David Lettermanís belated realization that Barack Obama ó one of his favorite guests ó has misrepresented Mitt Romneyís position on GM and the auto bailout for months. Letterman tells MSNBCs Rachel Maddow that he finds it disappointing when a challenger proves to be more honest than an incumbent President: DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: Hereís what upset me last night, this playing fast and loose with facts. And the President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, ďLet them go bankrupt, let...
  • TIME TO TAKE GRAMA'S KEYS (CONGRESSWOMAN LOUISE SLAUGHTER)

    10/08/2012 10:18:11 AM PDT · by RochesterNYconservative · 48 replies
    Lonsberry.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | Bob Lonsberry
    We all love Grama. But itís time to take away the keys. Itís not about how many years sheís been driving. Itís not about all the great things sheís done. Itís not about how much you appreciate and respect her. Itís not about yesterday, itís about today. Itís about common sense and realizing that this canít go on. She canít do today what she did yesterday, and the passage of time has done what the passage of time does. She wonít want to give them up. She will be certain that sheís still capable. She might even fight you over...
  • Old dude runs down bicyclist

    08/17/2012 3:49:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/17/12 | Vivian Ho
    Police are looking for an elderly, white, gray-haired man who, in an apparent fit of road rage, chased a bicyclist onto a golf course in Santa Rosa and ran him down. The bicyclist told Santa Rosa police he was cycling down Pythian Road at about 5 p.m. Wednesday when the driver began yelling at him and tried to hit him. To get the angry motorist off his tail, the cyclist told police he raced onto the nearby Oakmont Golf Course. But the driver steered onto the course and continued chasing him, eventually hitting him before speeding away. The cyclist had...
  • Obama orders flags at half-staff after Wisconsin shooting

    08/06/2012 3:52:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    politico44 ^ | 8/6/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama ordered the flags on all public buildings and military bases to be flown at half-staff in the wake of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. "As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated n August 5th, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff," Obama wrote in a proclamation released Monday.
  • Harry Reid: Drooling old men are trying to buy election

    08/01/2012 10:25:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/1/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in an effort to mock Republican donors, resorted to senility jokes in an interview published yesterday. ďBecause of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election,Ē Reid told The Huffington Post. ďThey are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, ĎHey, we just bought America. Wasnít so bad
  • Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man's

    04/09/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/12 | ohn Naish
    When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat. Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age. His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms. Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery...
  • Americans keep their clunkers longer (10.8 Years)

    01/17/2012 1:39:47 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 126 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/17/2012 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The average vehicle on America's roads is almost 11 years old, according to the auto market analysts at Polk. The 10.8-year average is the highest figure recorded since Polk began tracking vehicle age in 1995. Back then, the average was just 8.4 years. Vehicle age has increased rapidly over the last five years as new vehicle sales have slowed. Polk's analysis is based on vehicle registration data. Older cars represent an opportunity for some businesses. "Dealer service departments and independent repair facilities, as well as aftermarket parts suppliers, will see increased business opportunity with customers in...
  • Obama gives us just a taste????

    09/06/2011 2:57:28 AM PDT · by AlwaysVigilant56 · 35 replies
    Fox News | 9-6-11 | AlwaysVigilant56
    Obama was speaking to a Union audiance today and stated he'd give them a taste of his Jobs speech. If you have seen this, answer me a question. Is he seriously going to announce that there are plenty of bridges and roads that need fixing? Does he think we don't know that THOSE type of jobs are paid for with the working population's money? I.E., taxes? Mr. President the federal government along with the majority of state governments are B-R-O-K-E!
  • New vs Old Recorder Features

    08/13/2011 9:21:13 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 5 replies
    8/13/2011 | MosesKnows
    I have a low-cost JVC HM50, a Flip HD Video Ultra, and a DXG-125 High Definition Digital Camcorders. All serve their intended purpose well considering their relatively low cost. I also have a Sony DCR-TRV-608 Hi8 Tape Recorder and an even older Panasonic PV-420 VHS Tape Recorder. The Panasonic is the reason for my post. I wanted to call upon the wide range of FreeRepublic members because searching the Internet hasnít been entirely successful. The VHS Panasonic has two features, Time lapse and High Speed Shutter Recording, I want in a Digital Camcorder. The ďTime Lapse RecordingĒ is the more...
  • Happy Birthday fatima!!

    03/04/2011 8:48:46 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 133 replies
    Top Secret | March 4, 2011 | No One
    Happy Birthday fatima!!!