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  • Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness (Portland)

    02/16/2014 12:22:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    2/15/14
    Link only - Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness
  • Voters in bankrupt San Bernardino sweep old guard from power

    02/06/2014 9:17:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/5/2014 | TIM REID
    (Reuters) - Residents of bankrupt San Bernardino, California on Tuesday voted to complete a rout of the city's pro-union old guard, electing business-friendly pragmatists who have pledged to try to reduce pension costs and take on vested interests. As San Bernardino enters into a fourth month of mediation with its creditors, the biggest of which is Calpers, California's giant retirement system, voters on Tuesday elected Carey Davis as the crisis-hit city's new mayor. Davis, a businessman and political novice, ran in part on a campaign to reduce the city's pension obligations. In an interview in November, when he became one...
  • ObamaCare Enforcer Likely Shared Tax Data With White House

    10/11/2013 9:28:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The IRS official in charge of tax-exempt organizations when the unit targeted Tea Party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for enforcing ObamaCare and may have illegally shared confidential tax data. It's bad enough that no one at the Internal Revenue Service has been meaningfully punished for the targeting of conservative groups before the 2012 election. Now we learn that, for some, the unconstitutional and illegal action was a good career move. Sarah Hall Ingram, who served as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division from 2009 to 2012, was so good at her job of...
  • CARTOON: Onopoly

    05/31/2012 7:48:38 AM PDT · by daletoons · 4 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 5-31-12 | Dale
    It turns out Barry is a leader after all. When it comes to rallying the hopelessly gullible to the politics of national destruction, he's second to none. His multi-pronged attack on America's founding principles shows us one thing, if he is re-elected, we're all forked.
  • BREAKING: Claire McCaskill Calls For Violence If Dems Don’t Get Their Historic Tax Hikes

    12/05/2010 10:16:02 PM PST · by Islander7 · 97 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 3, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    They really, really want to raise taxes– Obama lackey Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and her democratic colleagues held a press conference today. The liberal senator called for violence if democrats don’t get their historic tax hikes. McCaskill told the press that if democrats were not allowed to raise taxes on the rich, “It really is time for Americans to take up pitchforks.“ ------------------------ Video at the link
  • Is Obama about to forgive billions in mortgage principal?

    08/05/2010 6:39:02 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 208 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/10 | Ed Morrissey
  • How to make a torch for less than a dollar

    01/25/2010 8:21:26 PM PST · by TheCause · 86 replies · 2,337+ views
    www.instructables.com ^ | July, 26, 2006 | DIY and Instructables
    With only a few "household items" you can make a torch that's relatively safe* that can last for up to an hour. step 1 supplies For this project you will need an piece of 100% cotton cloth* (I used an old under shirt) a sturdy stick or a scrap piece of wood a stapler a hammer and tiki � torch oil or kerosene *Has to be 100% cotton (or Kevlar ) please don't use any material that melts when burned step 2 wrapping the torch the first thing you want to do is get a rag that's about twelve inches...
  • Pat Buchanan - The Tea Party: America's last best hope?

    12/25/2009 5:43:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,489+ views
    iStock Analyst ^ | December 24, 2009 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    For Democrats like Harry Reid, who called them "evil-mongers," and Nancy Pelosi, who called them "unAmerican," the NBC News poll must have hit like a sucker punch at a Georgetown wine-and-cheese. The Tea Party movement, those folks rallying against spending last spring and Obamacare in the summer town halls, are viewed more favorably than the Democratic Party. Forty-one percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement, to 35 percent for Obama's party. Only 24 percent view Tea Party activists unfavorably, while 45 percent hold a negative view of the Democrats. While Tea Party types played a...
  • Insurer Gagged, AARP Rewarded

    09/24/2009 4:38:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,334+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Free Speech: The Senate votes against transparency as the administration silences a private insurer for exposing the president's health care proposal. Meanwhile, AARP is allowed to tout reform as it awaits payday. We weren't surprised when the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday voted 12 to 11 against allowing two weeks for the Congressional Budget Office to complete its cost analysis of the health care bill pushed by Montana Democrat Max Baucus and to put the bill online in its original wording. Instead, the Senate panel passed another amendment to require the committee to post the full bill online in "conceptual"...
  • Pelosi punts on ACORN funding, says behavior was "despicable"

    09/17/2009 8:54:23 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies · 1,227+ views
    Politico ^ | Sept. 17, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking to reporters during her weekly press conference just now, refused to say if she would support a Senate move to block ACORN from getting contracts from HUD -- suggesting that their behavior be scrutinized by a joint House-Senate conference committee instead. She did call the members of the group -- who were caught on tape apparently offering tax advice on how to set about a youth prostitution ring -- "despicable." But she portrayed at a few bad apples discrediting an organization with "hundreds" of honest organizers.
  • Obama's Pitchforks

    08/14/2009 2:50:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 585+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2009 | David Hass
    "My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks" -- Barack Obama, meeting with the CEOs of the nation's 13 largest banks, Mar. 27, 2009 Today, the only thing between the President and members of Congress and the Obama's metaphorical pitchforks is the restraint and good character of the American people. We're upset. A wave of populist resentment is growing. Start with the $700 billion bailout of the banking industry last October, featuring the hysterical shrieking of the Secretary of the Treasury. Former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson's hysterical behavior caused the bottom to fall out of the...
  • Obama's Three Stooges (AARP, PhRMA and SEIU are pushing Obamacare on you)

    08/10/2009 2:37:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 820+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/10/2009 | Jed Babbin
    August 2009 may go down as the coolest weather on record, but the political rhetoric on President Obama’s attempt to nationalize health care is more heated than ever. Health care is a kitchen table issue: every American adult wants the best health care for themselves and their families and -- across the generation gaps -- they are coming out in record numbers against the Obamacare proposal. As a result, the president and congressional Democrats are doing their best to stifle the debate and silence their critics. Nancy Pelosi’s August recess strategy memo said, (as HUMAN EVENTS’ Connie Hair reported on...
  • AARP Faces Backlash From Seniors Over Health Care Reform Stance

    08/10/2009 5:06:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies · 3,355+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 8-10-09 | Shannon Bream
    The senior advocacy group AARP is coming under criticism from its own members for appearing to support President Obama's health care reform plans. Elected officials aren't the only ones facing frustrated, angry crowds at health care town hall meetings. The senior advocacy group AARP is now coming under criticism from its own members for appearing to support President Obama's health care reform plans. The internal debate is heating up as lawmakers prepare to enter what could be the final stretch in writing legislation, with just one committee left to vote on it. But just as constituents are giving their elected...
  • Geezers With Pitchforks Vs. The AARP

    08/07/2009 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies · 3,707+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure Discourse: At a town hall last week in Dallas, an elderly "mob" with "manufactured" outrage questioned AARP's support for nationalized health care, asking: "Do you work for us or do we work for you?"There were no swastika-wearing grannies at Tuesday's meeting, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might claim. Nor were they "taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor-mongers . . . and insurance rackets," as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said. But they were mad as hell at the perception that AARP was selling them out in the...
  • Game Design Help Needed

    02/11/2009 1:23:06 PM PST · by Vob · 21 replies · 541+ views
    vanity | 11 /Feb | self
    Freepers if any of you work with Flash or are game designers I have an idea to share with you. If you can picture in your mind's eye a video game or flash animation where we can toss pitchforks at certain members of congress. I can think of a few names and have pictured in my mind the appropriate audio files that would play those elected officials were "tagged" so to speak. Actually the design of the game could be a freeper collaboration. Freepers could select which politicians deserve to play with us. I have an idea that if done...
  • A Real Republican Revolution

    01/28/2009 10:52:28 AM PST · by foutsc · 12 replies · 453+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 28 Jan 09 | foutsc
    When in the Course of Human Events... Locke Smith (gotta be a nom de plume) is mad and wants to punish our government and the companies it bails out. His idea is some kind of boycott. Washington's recent Bridge Loan to Nowhere is what pushed him over the edge: The bailout of General Motors and Chrysler – appalling in its own right – is a sure sign that whatever feeble constitutional and political constraints that had kept the government in check are gradually disappearing. We know our rights as citizens are being trampled when the government can take resources from...
  • Special Forces Rescue Icelandic Prime Minister From Furious Credit Crunch Rioters

    01/22/2009 11:15:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1,024+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 22, 2009
    Special forces rescue Icelandic prime minister from furious credit crunch rioters By GRAHAM SMITH An angry mob surrounded the car of Icelandic Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde yesterday, throwing eggs and cans at the vehicle and demanding an immediate election. The breach of security came as protesters, furious about Mr Haarde's failure to prevent the country's catastrophic financial crisis, trapped the PM as he sat in his car outside Reykjavik's government offices. The seething crowd spattered the building with paint and yoghurt, yelling and banging pans, hurling fireworks and flares at the windows and even lighting a fire in front...
  • Woman Stabs Pit Bull In Home Invasion

    11/22/2008 5:19:40 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 394 replies · 3,296+ views
    Archdale, NC -- It sounds too bizarre to be true, but a local woman fended off a four-legged intruder's attack with a butcher knife. Nancy Verzone says a loose pit bull first went after her rat terrier in her backyard. When she snatched her dog from the pit bull's jaws, the attacking dog followed her inside. "Here I was just stabbing just as hard as I could to get him to let go and he kept coming and coming," says Verzone, who has the bloody t-shirt to prove it. "The harder I stabbed the more he got mad," she says....
  • Pit bull killed by cops; owners outraged

    11/21/2008 7:46:10 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 67 replies · 8,296+ views
    WEST TOLEDO (WTOL) - A pit bull was shot and killed Thursday night by members of the Toledo Police Dept., outraging her owners and neighbors. The shooting took place late Thursday afternoon at 1840 Talbot in west Toledo. Sean Gillespie says the Toledo SWAT team showed up at his home to arrest a friend who was renting a room at the house. "He paid rent and that's what we needed and that's the only thing we were after was the rent money to help out," Gillespie said. He says when three members of the SWAT team entered his home, his...
  • Oconee County residents give senator's proxy an earful

    10/09/2008 3:52:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 787+ views
    SENECA — What happens in Washington, D.C., these days doesn’t translate well back home. That’s a message Sen. Lindsey Graham’s media coordinator can take back to his boss. Kevin Bishop faced a tough crowd with tough questions Thursday as he tried to explain recent goings on in the nation’s capital to the Oconee Alliance, a public-private partnership organization that promotes the county. “Does Sen. Graham and the rest of Congress realize the American people are ticked off?” Ray Stamm, a retired Fortune 500 CEO who has lived in Oconee County for 19 years, asked Bishop. “Washington seems to think it’s...
  • Manassas Mulls Immigration Bill to Limit Services (Virginia)

    09/03/2007 10:49:38 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 25 replies · 663+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4 September 2007 | Natasha Altamirano
    The city of Manassas, VA could become the next Virginia locality to enact measures targeting illegal aliens. Manassas City Council member Marc T. Aveni, a Republican, yesterday said he wants to introduce a resolution similar to one passed by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in July, which would deny public services to illegal aliens and toughen local immigration enforcement. "I need to get the rest of the council on board, but I think it"s absolutely something we would want to do," Mr. Aveni said, citing inactivity at the federal and state levels as one of the main...
  • Rough Neighborhood(Bush enters hotbed of illegal immigration controversy Monday!)

    04/22/2006 9:09:16 AM PDT · by kellynla · 72 replies · 1,100+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 22, 2006 | MARTIN WISCKOL and AMY TAXIN
    President Bush will land in a hotbed of the illegal-immigration debate Monday when he flies into Orange County, and he's likely to find a tough sell for his approach. Bush's call for a guest-worker program has riled many who say that the international borders must be secured before normalizing the status of any of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. When Bush stands up at the Hyatt Regency Irvine to pitch his views on immigration to the Orange County Business Council, some will applaud his decision to talk here - if not what he's pushing. "I'd...
  • Deadly Crash - driver that was involved is an illegal immigrant

    04/20/2006 10:35:34 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 39 replies · 1,187+ views
    SUFFIELD -- Route 168 in Suffield is back open after a 47 year old biker is killed in a crash. The driver that was involved is an illegal immigrant, and now he's in custody. It happened just before 7 this morning. A car turning onto Hill street cut in front of Gary Thureson of Canton. Police say he laid his bike on its side, but couldn't keep from hitting the car. He was pinned under the car until passersby lifted it off him. Thureson was air lifted to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police arrested the driver of...
  • Venezuela: Mendelssohn and Hato Piñero Ranch

    01/11/2005 8:46:42 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 524+ views
    Venezuela News and Views ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Daniel Duquenal
    I have been arranging my extensive CD collection which lead me to play some of those long forgotten CD. This afternoon it was Mendelssohn "Reformation" Symphony. This might not be the best symphony of this rather underrated composer. The 5th popularity has suffered from being a "heftier" work, more intellectual, less crafted and vital than the "Italian". As if trying to encompass the reformation movement in music were possible. Still, the last movement opening is one of the most stirring moments of the repertoire, and a powerful musical image of the liberation of the spirit, no matter what religious connotation...
  • Another soft-focus photo ad for foreign investment

    01/10/2005 11:40:47 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 249+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Countries the world over jockey hard to attract foreign investment. They care about it enough to make it a national priority, to send spies against their competitors, to build infrastructure, and to change laws to make their investment climate attractive. Most know of the economy-developing potential of foreign capital. The United States itself was developed this way, largely on British capital which built its great railroads, mining ventures, universities and corporations. China is now the giant of this game opf attractring foreign investment, aptly offering favorable business conditions and great opportunities to businesses the world over. But it's not just...
  • Venezuela's Chavez: A Marxist who hates Spam

    01/10/2005 11:30:28 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 191+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Venezuela's Marxist dictator, Hugo Chavez, has begun confiscating farms and ranches, a violent act worthy of Zimbabwe’s ethinc cleansing, marauding socialist tyrant Robert Mugabe. Like Mugabe, his made his first target a wealthy British aristocrat. But unlike Mugabe, who openly reveled in barbarism, Chavez is using stagecraft calculated to create a melodrama that will excite his supporters, while putting the rest of the world to sleep. And he's doing it to conceal reality Staged with troops, cameras, peasants waving machetes, circling helicopters, Chavez's cow drama aligns “the people” against the 32,000-hectare cattle ranch of Lord Sam Vestey, a British-accented villain...
  • Pictures from an intervention: Venezuela Government takes over Hato El Charcote

    01/09/2005 5:18:21 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 12 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 9, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    The Government of Cojedes state took over as proimised the British owned cattle ranch Hato El Charcote. The Goveror stil claims they are respecing private property, but "it is not absolute" whatever that means. You can read more about it here, here and here. The people at the bottom are not part of the intervention, they are the invaders of the ranch, who are protesting because the Government apparently is not going to give them the intervened land, but it will be handed over to 28 cooperatives of farmers.