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  • Vacation Glutton Michelle’s June Jaunt

    07/01/2016 1:42:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Over the last 8 years, Michelle Obama has evolved into an exemplary world traveler. Compliments of the struggling U.S. taxpayer, the FLOTUS consistently indulges in at least five or six multi-million dollar vacations per year.In March, if things get boring, Michelle, mother Marian, and daughters Sasha and Malia, either fly solo or use Dad (if he’s not golfing) as an excuse to pamper their weary bones with an all expense paid “working vacation.” Like clockwork, the girl gang jets off to destinations such as Cuba, China, Japan, Qatar, Argentina or Cambodia. Predictably, there’s always a June pre-Martha’s Vineyard vacation where...
  • Michelle Obama shoots off her mouth in embarrassing tirade

    06/01/2016 7:59:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jun. 1, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    First ladies generally are allowed considerable immunity from criticism, because they generally stick to feel-good issues, like literacy, roadside beautification, and other subjects most people can agree on. But not Michelle Obama, who has enjoyed some of the most unrealistic flattery in the history of first ladies, such as the concerted effort to convince the public she is a fashion icon.After becoming the national food and exercise scold, provoking vast waste and mass starvation as public school students discard the unappetizing and skimpy lunches she has forced on school cafeterias, she has now turned toward outright slander of those who...
  • Michelle Obama Wreaks Havoc By Repeatedly Rescheduling Historically Black College Graduation Speech

    04/13/2016 8:22:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies ^ | April 13, 2016 | Eric Owens
    It’s commencement season, America, and you know what that means: Michelle Obama is screwing up a bunch of ordinary people’s lives again. This year, the first lady has caused hassle and hardship for many families of seniors graduating from Jackson State University, reports local ABC affiliate WAPT-TV. To accommodate Obama’s schedule, officials at the historically black school in the capital of Mississippi have rescheduled the graduation ceremony from April 30 to April 23. They’ve also moved the time — twice, angry parents say.
  • Melissa Harris-Perry boycotting her own MSNBC show: report

    02/26/2016 2:24:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    February 26, 2016, 04:29 pm Melissa Harris-Perry boycotting her own MSNBC show: report By Mark Hensch Melissa Harris-Perry is refusing to host her MSNBC show this weekend after presidential election coverage repeatedly pre-empted her, according to The New York Times. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” Harris-Perry wrote in an email obtained by the Times. "I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by [NBC News chairman Andrew] Lack, [MSNBC President Phil] Griffin or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back.” Harris-Perry resents the show’s pre-emption...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry Says She Won’t Appear On Her Show After Pre-Emptions

    02/26/2016 1:26:44 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    tpm ^ | 2-26-2016 | ALLEGRA KIRKLAND
    Frustrated with what she described as a lack of editorial control, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry told the New York Times on Friday that she will not appear on her show this weekend. "Our show was taken--without comment or discussion or notice--in the midst of an election season," Harris-Perry wrote in an email to colleagues that was obtained by the Times. "After four years of building an audience, developing a brand and developing trust with our viewers, we were effectively and utterly silenced." The MSNBC host expressed frustration at having her regular time slot--10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday--taken...
  • Mark Levin Lashes Out at Donald Trump: 'Might as Well Vote for Jeb Bush'

    01/26/2016 10:56:21 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 192 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 25, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin said that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was similar to an establishment Republican compromiser after the real estate mogul pledged earlier to work closely with Democratic leaders in Congress. "You might as well vote for Jeb Bush," Levin said. "I bet he would get along with Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. Lindsey Graham gets along with them great. Marco Rubio got along with them great." In an interview Tuesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Trump said, "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will...
  • Michelle Obama Touts Her Own Independence: I Made 'My Own Choices About My Body'

    06/30/2015 1:30:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | June 29, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama is thankful for her life. At the More magazine Impact Awards at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the first lady credits her good life--and independence--to education. "Growing up -- and I remind these girls all the time -- I wasn’t any smarter, I wasn’t more talented than they are. But instead of having to work to support my family, or being married off to a grown man and forced to bear children before I was ready, I got to go to school so I could support myself, so I could make my own choices about my...
  • Michael Sam: I'm Not in the NFL Because I'm Gay

    12/03/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | December 3, 2104 | Staff
    Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation ... or if it has to do with the level of talent he faced after college. "I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year ... so I don't think it had to do with talent."
  • Does Trump Have Obama Divorce Papers? And If He Did, Why Would He Release Them?

    10/23/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 139 replies
    For a while today, it seemed like Donald Trump's "big ... very big ... very big" bombshell revelation about President Obama, which he has promised to unveil on Twitter tomorrow, might be an anonymous rumor that Obama sold cocaine in college, but Trump's right-hand man, Michael Cohen, has denied it. Trump's scoop is "substantially more important to the American people," Cohen told Daily Caller. Or ... is it? Douglas Kass, a Florida-based investor who appears on CNBC’s talkshow ‘Squawkbox’ where Trump is often a commentator, tweeted to his 48,000 followers: 'High above the Alps my Gnome has heard that Donald Trump will announce...
  • Video: LeBron James bumps his coach, again

    11/28/2010 1:10:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | November 28, 2010 | Kelly Dwyer
    LeBron James is known for taking passive/aggressive shots at his coaches. Whether he's dealing with Paul Silas or tolerating Mike Brown or griping about Erik Spoelstra's minutes allotment, it hardly matters. LeBron James is the king, in his own mind, and he's not to be touched. Unless he's the one doing the touching. Or bumping.
  • Report: Crabtree offer is reduced

    09/23/2009 10:44:56 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 96 replies · 3,171+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9-15-09 | Daniel Brown
    Michael Crabtree celebrated his 22nd birthday Monday. As an unwanted gift, multiple reports surfaced that the 49ers are poised to drop their offer to the No. 10 overall pick out of Texas Tech. Citing team sources, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports wrote that Crabtree's continued absence makes him less valuable to the 49ers on a prorated basis and added, "Translation: The team just reduced its offer and will continue to do so with each passing week." A day earlier, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that the 49ers sent a letter to Crabtree "modifying" their offer. Responding to the Fox...
  • Meghan McCain a Real Pain at D.C. Dinner

    05/11/2009 6:38:19 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 108 replies · 4,068+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | May 11, 2009 | Staff Writer
    Political blogger Meghan McCain isn’t exactly the toast of D.C. right now. Sen. John McCain’s daughter — who writes online for The Daily Beast and will soon release a book about life as a Republican — lost it after getting stopped by security when she arrived at the White House Correspondents dinner Saturday. The problem? She had only two tickets, but brought two friends. “The security guard sent her to talk to someone to sort out the situation, but Meghan got bratty and nastily told him, ‘We’ll just stand here then,’ like an insolent child,” our source said, adding that...
  • Judge delays Rezko sentencing

    12/16/2008 11:51:02 AM PST · by BP2 · 172 replies · 9,191+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/16/08 | NATASHA KORECKI, Federal Courts Reporter
    A federal judge has indefinitely postponed the Jan. 6 sentencing for Tony Rezko, the prominent political fund-raiser and former adviser to Gov. Blagojevich. The move this morning came after Rezko lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve last week to throw out the sentencing date. Rezko's request comes as he restarts talks with federal prosecutors. Those talks hit a stumbling block as Rezko asked to be let out of solitary confinement at the downtown federal lockup. He asked for a rushed sentencing in January. But last week's revelation that the government has recordings in the governor's case, appeared to...
  • Favre plans to report to Packers

    Favre expected to submit letter of reinstatement to NFL by Friday By Adam Schefter | NFL Network During a telephone conversation Thursday with Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson, quarterback Brett Favre conveyed he is planning to return to the team and report to training camp this weekend. If he follows through on his plans, Favre is expected to fax a letter seeking reinstatement to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as early as Friday, before the Packers report to camp on Saturday. However, just because Favre is now planning to return to the Packers, that doesn't mean the saga is...
  • Goodbye.

    09/29/2007 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 170 replies · 479+ views
    F.R. ^ | 9/29/2007 | Jack Black
    After 9 years, 9,217 postings and 158 original threads I have decided to leave Free Republic. I haven't arrived at this decision lightly, FR has been a huge part of my life for a decade. I've learned a tremendous amount from interacting with people here. A lot of my beliefs have been challenged, and I've had to rethink things I on many occassions. There are not too many places where you can learn from sincere people in an atmosphere of open discussion. My reasons for leaving are twofold. First, and most importantly, I think I'm graduating. I've probably gotten whatever...
  • Elton John rages at London police after princes' security makes him walk to post-gig party

    07/03/2007 7:50:36 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 36 replies · 885+ views
    As a member of rock 'n' roll royalty, Sir Elton John does not take kindly to being outranked. Not even by Princes William and Harry. So when his chauffeur-driven people carrier was stopped because of royal security around the Concert for Diana, the veteran singer flew into one of the rages for which he is renowned. "Get out of my ****ing way," he screamed at a policeman. "Don't you know who I am? I've been working all ****ing day and I need to get to my ****ing dressing room." The officer, however, remained unmoved and eventually the 60-year old star,...
  • Mother of missing Nebraska QB Beck says he's 'safe'

    08/06/2006 6:13:05 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 22 replies · 425+ views ^ | 6 August 2006 | AP
    LINCOLN, Neb. -- The mother of Nebraska backup quarterback Harrison Beck said her son, who skipped practice Saturday, is disgruntled with the amount of work he has received the first few days of preseason camp. Evelyn Beck-Bothwell told the Lincoln Journal Star on Saturday night that Beck sent her a text message that read: "I'm safe." Coach Bill Callahan said after practice that he didn't know Beck's whereabouts and that he was concerned about him. "We contacted his parents," Callahan said. "He didn't arrive for afternoon meetings, so we are concerned. We are trying to contact him at the moment."...
  • Sources: Favre to play '06 season for Packers

    04/25/2006 8:46:34 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 28 replies · 330+ views
    Brett Favre informed the Packers on Tuesday that he will definitely play the 2006 season in Green Bay, league and team sources have told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Favre shared his decision with general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy in a telephone conversation on Tuesday morning, the sources said. Neither Favre, Thompson nor McCarthy was available for immediate comment. Bus Cook, Favre's agent, did not return phone inquiries. Favre has said previously that if he decides to play in 2006 it will be his final season in the NFL.
  • Owens says he'll be on time for Eagles camp

    07/22/2005 6:26:38 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 26 replies · 240+ views ^ | 7/22/05
    (July 22, 2005) -- Terrell Owens says he will report to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp even though he is hinting that he would agree to a trade because of a contract dispute. Owens told the Philadelphia Inquirer for a story on its Web site that he would report to training camp, though he won't be happy if fails to get a new deal. "I'll be there," Owens said. "I mean, the bottom line is that I still believe I deserve a new contract. I still believe I deserve more than what they've given me. But I'm not stupid. I'm...
  • What's the Matter with Liberals?

    04/21/2005 7:12:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies · 766+ views
    New York Review of Books ^ | May 12, 2005 | Thomas Frank
    For more than thirty-five years, American politics has followed a populist pattern as predictable as a Punch and Judy show and as conducive to enlightened statesmanship as the cycles of a noisy washing machine. The antagonists of this familiar melodrama are instantly recognizable: the average American, humble, long-suffering, working hard, and paying his taxes; and the liberal elite, the know-it-alls of Manhattan and Malibu, sipping their lattes as they lord it over the peasantry with their fancy college degrees and their friends in the judiciary. Conservatives generally regard class as an unacceptable topic when the subject is economics—trade, deregulation, shifting...

    10/22/2004 11:15:06 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies · 782+ views ^ | October 22, 2004 | Tom Baxter and Jim Galloway STRAYING FROM THE HERD: BARR THE CONTRARIAN SAYS HE’S GOING LIBERTARIAN October 22 by Tom Baxter and Jim Galloway Defeat alters a politician. Some become permanent reservoirs of anger. Others simply crumple in the face of wholesale rejection. Barr BadnarikBob Barr adapted. He became more interesting. Perhaps you saw last night’s airing of the Atlanta Press Club/WPBA-TV debate on the proposed amendment to ban same-sex unions. Barr was one of six panelists — and the only one to upset audience expectations. The man who nearly chased Bill Clinton out of the White House declared Georgia’s gay-marriage amendment to be...
  • Want to be an elitist liberal author? At least learn the classics! (PriMadonna sent Blyton books)

    09/15/2003 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ThinkFreedom · 17 replies · 191+ views
    iTV News ^ | 14.26PM BST, 15 Sep 2003 | Anon.
    "OK, I don't mind being compared to her, then" - Madonna The firm which owns the rights to Enid Blyton's works is sending Madonna a consignment of books after the mega-star said she'd never heard of her. While launching her first children's book, The English Roses, Madonna was asked if she wanted to be the next Enid Blyton. The 45-year-old star looked blank and asked: "Who is that? Is she good?" It was explained that Blyton was the author of children's favourites the Famous Five and Noddy tales, but this did not help the American. She added: "OK, I don't...
  • Police say 'road rage' driver struck officer with car

    06/25/2003 6:54:08 AM PDT · by tdadams · 14 replies · 235+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6/25/2003 | Elizabeth Boch
    The sound of a woman screaming yesterday morning made Mark Mezzandri drop tools onto the roof where he was working in Weymouth. But then he realized that the woman, apparently furious about an accident on Route 18 that blocked her way, was shouting expletives at a police officer. Officer Steven Shalno later reported that the woman told him: ''I don't care who [expletive] died. I'm more important.'' It didn't end there. The driver, later identified by police as 25-year-old software engineer Anna Gitlin, was pulled over by police at a gas station at the intersection of Route 18 and Middle...
  • I'm the one who said something [about Sean Hannity] and I am no disruptor

    01/21/2003 1:35:31 PM PST · by VaBthang4 · 174 replies · 409+ views
    Sean Hannity's Radio Show | VaBthang4
    I just heard Sean complain that he is getting attacked by FReepers and implied that it is affecting his support of the site. I havent seen any attacks on Sean but I did post my opinion that Sean was gonna hang himself with the Trent Lott issue. And in the end...I was correct. Lott is he should be...I like Sean but he got out ahead of the curve on the Lott issue and found himself basically alone. We all know what was behind the Lott assault and the bias of the Liberal media and the hypocrisy of the Democrats...