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  • What would be your "Top Three Priorities" if you were President? Vanity

    02/04/2016 5:47:07 AM PST · by petercooper · 104 replies
    petercooper | 02/04/2016 | petercooper
    What would be your "Top Three Priorities" if you were President? (Idea thanks to Nitzy)
  • Heaven - Selected Scriptures

    12/11/2015 10:07:35 AM PST · by kinsman redeemer · 4 replies
    Grace To You Ministries ^ | November 1988 | John MacArthur
    Preciousness - In reality, everything that is precious to us as Christians is in heaven. Our Father, Savior, brothers and sisters in Christ, names, inheritance, citizenship, eternal reward, Master, and our treasure.Priority - Nevertheless the church in this century has tended to be self-indulgent, proof that many Christians have lost their heavenly perspective.
  • Attorney General Says Feds Are Investigating Arrest of Ahmed the Clockmaker

    12/05/2015 10:11:29 AM PST · by mojito · 58 replies
    Time ^ | 12/4/2015 | Julia Zorthian
    The Department of Justice is investigating the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy whom police took into custody when he brought a homemade clock to his school in Texas, the U.S. Attorney General said Thursday. Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed the investigation at the annual Muslim Advocates dinner in Arlington, Va., the Dallas Morning News reports. “We have, as you may know, opened an investigation into the case of the young man in Irving, Texas,” Lynch told Farhana Kher, Muslim Advocates President and Executive Director, during an interview. “So we will see where that investigation goes.” After the...
  • More concerned with their bags than burning alive: Passengers on burning plane stop for luggage

    09/09/2015 6:52:19 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10 September 2015 | Darren Boyle and Flora Drury
    Passengers on board a British Airways flight which was forced to abort a take off after an engine burst into flames have been criticised for stopping for their cabin baggage before evacuating the aircraft. The Boeing 777-200 ER reached 90mph when the Captain Chris Henkey, 63, was forced to abort his takeoff at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. After safety stopping the aircraft, Captain Henkey ordered the passengers to evacuate the aircraft, but video footage shows many of those fleeing the aircraft brought their cabin luggage with them.
  • Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Send Scientists To Discuss Homosexuality With Ugandan President

    03/18/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 89 replies
    BuzzFeeda ^ | March 18, 2014 | J Lester Feder
    Maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration on Ugandas Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kerry said during a forum at the State Department. The Ugandan president committed to meeting with American experts on homosexuality to try to change his mind about the Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a forum at the State Department moderated by BuzzFeed. Museveni claimed to have signed the law, which imposes up to a lifetime prison sentence for homosexuality, after being convinced no one is born gay. I talked personally to President Museveni just a few...
  • I Keep So Busy Workin' for the Kingdom, I Ain't Got Time to Die-A Homily for the 3rd Sunday/Year

    01/25/2015 6:35:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-24-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Archdiocese of Washington I Keep So Busy Workin’ for the Kingdom, I Ain’t Got Time to Die – A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of the Year By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe readings of “Ordinary Time” (Tempus per annum, in Latin) focus a lot on the call to discipleship and the living of the Christian Faith. The readings for today’s Mass are no exception, as they present us with a number of disciplines for disciples. These disciplines free us to serve Christ and His Kingdom joyfully, energetically, and wholeheartedly. We can group these disciplines into three broad areas, such that discipleship is...
  • Obama Golfs After Receiving Word of NYPD Shooting

    12/20/2014 10:15:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Barack Obama was briefed on the ambush killing of two NYPD cops while on the golf course in Hawaii this afternoon, according to the White House press pool report. The President has been briefed on the Brooklyn police shooting. White House officials continue to monitor the situation, reported Wall Street Journals Carol Lee. Obama endured harsh criticism for golfing minutes after issuing a statement on the beheading of James Foley at the hands of Muslim militants in September. You know, it is always a challenge when youre supposed to be on vacation because youre followed everywhere. Theres always going...
  • Just realized: Media cares more about NORKS stopping MOVIE than NORKS building nukes

    12/20/2014 6:34:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    12/20/14 | sff
    Looking at the vast attention given to this Sony hack, I began to realize today that the media, egged on by Team Jarrett, is REALLY UPSET that a MOVIE was not going to be released. Compare this, though, to the NORKS efforts to build missiles and bombs that could annihilate millions of lives and leave cities radioactive for decades..... You can barely get the media to care.... Same goes for Iran. Let Iran's leader make an untoward remark about society or something.....the media talks. Iran building weapons to destroy Israel or sell to other terrorists to be used against America?...
  • Obama putting key priorities on hold until after midterm election

    10/18/2014 10:50:07 AM PDT · by boycott · 55 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Christi Parsons, Kathleen Hennessey
    President Obama is taking time out from his much-trumpeted "year of action" to observe a period more important to his Democratic allies in Congress: the season of campaigning.. One by one, the Obama administration is setting aside key priorities, in the hope that voters won't do the same to his fellow Democrats. Immigration reform, once deemed a pressing back-to-school item, will wait at least until the winter holidays. Enrollment in Obamacare will start six weeks later than last year. The climate will warm at the same rate, with new regulations pending. The latest addition to the not-to-do list came this...
  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast (hi HO Hi ho It's off to funnndraaiise I GO!!)

    07/22/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/22/2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington's balance of power. The trip comes as Obama is dealing with a series of high-profile tests of his presidency, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the...
  • Obama to visit Los Angeles (and Los Altos) for DNC fundraiser(s) July 23

    06/29/2014 9:59:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 6/29/14 | City News Service
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles area July 23 to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes. Tickets for the event begin at $1,000, according to an invitation posted on the website,, which tracks political fundraisers. The price is $10,000 to attend the reception and for the opportunity to have a photo taken with Obama, and $32,400 -- the maximum allowable contribution to a national party committee in a calendar year -- to be a co- host of the event,...
  • Ted Cruz Joins Demonstrators near White House; Calls on Obama to Help Sudanese Christian Woman

    06/13/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/13/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A group of demonstrators representing over 40 different organizations gathered outside the White House to demand that Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan, be freed. Dozens of protesters, including U.S. Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, stood outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on a warm overcast Thursday morning to demand the freeing of Ibrahim. In an interview with The Christian Post, Senator Cruz said that the effort to free Meriam Ibrahim was part of a grander need for the United States to address international religious liberty. "There are...
  • The Prestige of the Presidency

    04/13/2014 9:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 13, 2014 | Chase Jennings
    By 1869 Americans had completed construction of a transcontinental railroad, which spanned nearly 2,000 miles. In 1903, Americas Wright brothers flew the first powered air craft in world history. By 1969, United States citizens had walked on the moon. If all you knew of America was her citizens accomplishments, it would be enough. They speak for themselves. American statesmen have left such phrases as a day that will live in infamy, ask not what your country can do for you and a shining city upon a hill ringing in their compatriots ears, and for good reason. No nation in the...
  • McCain to GOP: Get your priorities straight!

    03/16/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/16/2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    By Thursday afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had had enough of posturing by fellow Republicans and their opposition to urgently needed Ukraine aid and Russian sanctions. The bill will now be delayed 10 days during a Senate recess, leaving Ukraine hanging as Russian troops mass on its border. “What has happened? Where are our priorities? . . . You can call yourself Republicans, that’s fine, because that’s your voter registration. Don’t call yourself Reagan Republicans,” he declared. He was channeling disgust among conservative foreign policy experts over the GOP’s hang-up over International Monetary Fund rules. (“Is the IMF whether it...
  • Democrats hold all-night 'talkathon' on climate change on Senate floor [Not unemployment rate]

    03/11/2014 4:25:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/11/14
    It was a lot of hot air about a lot of hot air. Democrats took to the Senate floor Monday night to talk about global warming and did not let up until morning.
  • State Dept on back foot over $1 mln sculpture

    12/07/2013 5:58:00 AM PST · by bryan999 · 41 replies
    Washington (AFP) - The US State Department on Friday fended off criticism for commissioning a $1 million sculpture for its London embassy, saying it was "a good use of our limited resources." The piece by Irish-born artist Sean Scully was purchased as part of the department's Art in Embassies program and will be reportedly installed at the new mission due to open in 2017. "This piece was purchased under the market price after considerable negotiation with both the artist and the gallery. This is an important part of our diplomatic presence overseas," deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Abstract...
  • Rating Church? 'Secret Shoppers' Helping Pastors

    08/20/2013 6:53:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    CBN ^ | August 20, 2013 | Efrem Graham
    You have no doubt heard of mystery shoppers who visit department stores and secretly evaluate customer service. Now, there is a new wrinkle to this old concept: Pastors are using it to improve people's experiences at their churches. "Even the American Medical Association recommends to their member doctor to have secret patient shoppers," Thomas Harrison said. Harrison is the founder of Secret Church Shopper, a firm that travels to churches across the country to secretly evaluate worship experiences. "I never know when the phone rings if it is New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or some other place," he said. "I...
  • [Vanity] This is why the DC mentality sickens the rest of the nation

    08/14/2013 5:13:19 AM PDT · by relictele · 4 replies
    USA Today | 14 Aug 2013 | Relictele
    A plane crash (albeit one with pilots & cargo and no passengers) is, unfortunately, a big deal. Except in DC, where USA Today believes that the death of political commentator Jack Germond is worthy of headline placement ABOVE the plane crash. While we're all sorry for Germond's family & friends, he had a good innings considering he had been obese for decades (his book was titled 'Fat Man In A Middle Seat') and still reached age 85. Is a death at that age truly breaking news worthy of a red alert banner? USA Today might claim this is down...
  • (Priorities) Hurricane-Relief Guardsmen Tossed Out of Armory - for Victoria's Secret Show

    11/05/2012 7:43:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 5, 2012 | TARA PALMERI and DAVID K. LI
    Hurricane-relief Guardsmen tossed out of armory - for Victoria's Secret show The Victorias Secret show must go on even if it means kicking out hardworking men and women in uniform. Dozens of National Guardsmen, and Army and Air Force personnel who have been sleeping at Manhattans Lexington Armory in between hurricane-relief shifts are being booted to make room for Victorias Secret models in anticipation of Wednesdays runway show. About 300 uniformed personnel have been bunking down at the armory at various times since Sandy hit. But their numbers will be reduced to 60 by Wednesday for the event,...
  • Meet Obamas Million Dollar Muslim Donor

    10/14/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Free Beacon has a brief profile of Kareem Ahmed from TPM, one of the few million dollar donors to Obamas SuperPACs. Youd be forgiven if you dont recognize Ahmeds name. Before this year, his political giving was limited to a few four-figure checks to California candidates. Several veteran California politics watchers contacted for this story had no idea who Ahmed was, either. But heres the thing: so far in 2012, Ahmeds contributions to Obama, Democrats, and the outside spending groups that support them have totaled more than $1.1 million. Ahmeds wife, Tayyaba Farhat, has contributed another $75,000. At...
  • Obama heads for taping of 'The View,' as UN summit begins

    09/24/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies ^ | September 24, 2012 | unattributed
    President Obama will be among the world leaders arriving in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly, but unlike other presidents or prime ministers Obama plans to head straight for a daytime TV interview. The presidents schedule has him and first lady Michelle Obama sitting down for a taping of ABCs The View" shortly after arriving in New York. Though Obama will deliver a major speech Tuesday before the annual assembly, he has largely left the one-on-one meetings to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sparking criticism that he appears more concerned about his re-election effort than talking directly...
  • Obama Gave Entertainment Mag Interview on Peak Day of Embassy Protests

    09/19/2012 5:28:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | Sept. 19, 2012 | Warner Todd Huston
    New information reveals President Barack Obama conducted interviews with entertainment magazines and posed for a photo spread last Friday as American embassies burned and 21 countries erupted into ant-American protests. Instead of spending precious time dealing with the developing crisis in the Mid East and with his foreign policy scheme in a total freefall, on Friday morning, September 14, Obama was giving an interview to the entertainment magazine People en Espaol and participating in a photo session with photographer Omar Cruz. This interview was not on his public schedule and was hidden from the public.
  • White House signs up 80 top chefs to improve foreign relations

    09/10/2012 8:54:42 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies
    Press Trust of India | September 10, 2012 | Staff
    The US has a new diplomatic tool to improve its foreign relations -cooking! US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed up 80 celebrity chefs from across the nation to cook special themed-menus for foreign dignitaries in an attempt to influence diplomatic relations, the Daily Mail reported. More than 80 top-rated chefs were inducted into the first American Chef Corps on Friday. The State Department plans to use the chefs to cook meals for visiting dignitaries and travel to US embassies abroad to help educate foreign audiences and host culinary experts from around the world in their US kitchens. "The...
  • Personal Observations Of Our Society - Where Are Our Priorities?

    08/18/2012 6:54:26 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/18/12 | LD Jackson
    I doubt if I am the only person around who notices these things, but I have observed some things that make me wonder about our society. These things make me question if we will be able to see any meaningful change to the place America finds herself in. Is it just me or are our priorities completely messed up? They make me question if Americans really want a change, or to continue on the same path we are on. Take a few moments and visit some of the major news organization websites. Most of them have tabs labeled Opinion, US,...
  • A chickens death leads to criminal charges

    06/27/2012 7:05:01 AM PDT · by el_texicano · 78 replies
    Kansas City RED Star ^ | Sun, Jun. 24, 2012 | GLENN E. RICE
    Emotion overcomes Joy C. McDonald each time she pauses to think about what her future might hold. She could lose her job, her small rented home and custody of her three children all because her two little dogs supposedly scared a neighbors elderly chicken to death. According to McDonald, the penned bird apparently suffered a heart attack when her two Chihuahuas barked at it while running loose in their rural Lafayette County neighborhood. A chicken heart attack?
  • What are our election goals? We don't all prioritize the same. (vanity)

    12/29/2011 6:30:12 AM PST · by Yaelle · 33 replies
    Fertile mind ^ | 12/29/11 | Self
    What are conservatives' ultimate goals for the 2012 presidential election? Is part of our problem that we don't all have the same priorities? What is your top priority in the election, one of the following, or yet another? - to coalesce around someone whom you think could beat Obama - to elect as nominee the most consistent, trustworthy conservative possible - to cast the most pure conservative individual vote you can Because we have these candidates and a variety of top priorities, this primary season is like herding cats. What's your absolute priority? And why?
  • Study: New grads prefer Facebook access to higher salary

    11/10/2011 5:50:32 PM PST · by matt1234 · 27 replies ^ | November 09, 2011 | CASSANDRA GARRISON
    New grads are facing the highest unemployment rate that they've ever had to deal with. It's no wonder we are hearing cries on the subject from the early 20's crowd, including many protesters down at Occupy Wall Street. A new study, though, could raise some eyebrows over their priorities when it comes to careers. --SNIP-- About 56 percent of the 2,800 students and young professionals polled across the globe are so turned off by the idea of logging out that they would most likely turn down or ignore a job offer from a company that banned those social networking sites....
  • Obama's priorities.

    11/06/2011 7:03:21 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 5 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/6/11 | Tea Party Nation
    You can always tell someones priorities by what they do and what they forget about doing. The same is true with the Obama regime. What they remember and what they forget says a lot about them. What does Obama forget and what does he remember? It is Sunday morning in America. Millions of American are getting up and will be leaving for church soon. Millions of Americans, indeed the overwhelming majority of Americans, identify themselves as Christian. This includes the whole range of Christendom from Catholic and Orthodox, to Lutheran and Methodist, to Baptist, Evangelical and Pentecostal.
  • 127 events top Bush and Clinton

    08/19/2011 10:34:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 08/19/11 | POLITICO STAFF
    -- By comparison, President George W. Bush had held 88 fundraisers and President Clinton, 76, at this point in their first terms. -- While Obama hit the road to raise money for endangered House and Senate Democrats in 2010 congressional elections, he has appeared at 37 fundraisers this year to benefit his own campaign, according to Doherty's tally. That's more than three times the 11 fundraisers George W. Bush held for his own campaign at this point in his first term.
  • Gingrich Urges Republicans to Call Obamas Bluff on Social Security Scare

    07/13/2011 5:11:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/13/11 | Susan Jones
    President Obama on Tuesday told CBS News that senior citizens might not get their Social Security checks next month if Republicans won't agree on a deal to raise the nation's debt limit. "This is not just a matter of Social Security checks -- these are veterans' checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out...I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August third if we haven't resolved this issue," Obama said. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican presidential hopeful, advised Republicans to turn tables on Obama. Gingrich said...
  • White House Unable to Deal with Libya Due to Scheduling Difficulties

    02/27/2011 9:12:17 AM PST · by John Semmens · 35 replies · 1+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 26 February 2011 | John Semmens
    President Obama was unable to take timely or effective measures to deal with the crisis in Libya because of scheduling problems according to new Press Secretary Jay Carney. Massacres of civilians, disruption of oil deliveries, and the rescue of Americans from danger arent the only things on the Presidents plate, Carney huffed. Unions are being assaulted in Wisconsin. Thats a lot closer to home than some ruckus in Asia. The Presidents focus on domestic tranquility is, I think, appropriate. As for the time the President spent coaching his daughters basketball team, Carney pointed out that the regular coach couldnt make...

    01/27/2011 8:36:22 PM PST · by mamelukesabre · 17 replies
    Remember when your priorities were thus: oxygen women beer water food sleep clothing shelter pleasure/leisure career/status fulfillment purpose power money
  • An uneasy truce in the culture wars

    12/30/2010 3:23:16 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 4+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Back in June, Indiana Gov. Mitch Dan iels, whom many think would be an attractive 2012 presidential candidate, was quoted by Andrew Ferguson in The Weekly Standard as saying the next president "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues." That quickly attracted some harsh criticism from opponents of abortion and same-sex marriage. But Daniels has declined to back down, telling the Indianapolis Star the other day that such issues are secondary to the economy and foreign policy. I think both Daniels and his critics have missed the point. The fact is that there is an ongoing...
  • What Happened Near Nogales?

    12/27/2010 9:17:47 AM PST · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 4+ views
    Soldier of Fortune ^ | December 27, 2010
    Agents in Nogales are talking, off the record, about what really happened in Peck Canyon the night of the firefight between armed Mexican cartel members and the BORTAC team. The brass in Nogales, Tucson, and DC is very worried about the facts getting out to the public and have issued a gag order on all agents.... Bottom line: A series of bad BP/DHS procedures, policies, and protocol, all designed to protect Mexican criminals inside the U.S., most likely resulted in the needless death of Agent Brian Terry on the night of Dec. 14, 2010... Tip from Thursday night (12/23)...I can't...
  • Lame Ducks At Work

    12/04/2010 2:05:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 03, 2010 | Nancy Morgan
    As Paul Bedard of US News warns of an imminent stock market crash if Congress fails to extend the Bush tax cuts by December 15, our lame duck Congress continues to focus its efforts on other priorities. The House yesterday passed and sent on to Obama for his signature a $4.5 billion "child nutrition bill" that would ban greasy foods and sugary drinks from schools. This legislation is being hailed as "groundbreaking" and will help our benevolent First Lady in her effort to establish 6,000 salad bars in schools across the nation. Michelle believes you can both lead a horse...
  • Issa hits Obama admin for extensive use of propaganda to boost health care, other priorities

    08/16/2010 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 8/16/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is blasting the Obama administration in a new report, charging the administration has engaged in an unprecedented propaganda effort to sell the presidents health care and other policies. Under one-party rule in 2009, the White House used the machinery of the Obama campaign to tout the Presidents agenda through inappropriate and sometimes unlawful public relations and propaganda initiatives, the report says. Conservative critics have railed on the Obama White House in a number of specific instances, alleging the administration was improperly using taxpayer dollars for partisan gain. But the report by Issa, Obamas chief congressional...
  • What Are Obama's Priorities?

    07/14/2010 12:48:15 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 6 replies ^ | July 12, 2010 - 22:48 ET | by Glenn Beck
    I want to tell you about the Black Panther story from the beginning, because something is not right. On Election Day in 2008, the New Black Panther Party had a national effort to send out its members to polling locations. They called the election an "emergency" situation. Two of those members were caught on tape at a polling location in Philadelphia, in full paramilitary uniform and reportedly brandishing a baton. One of the Panthers, King Samir Shabazz, was reportedly harassing and intimidating voters and poll workers. This was supposed to be an open and shut case. Former President Bush starts...
  • Obama: MLB should consider more instant replay

    06/08/2010 6:08:28 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 49 replies · 137+ views
    President Barack Obama says the blown umpire's call that cost a young Detroit Tigers' pitcher a perfect game dramatizes the need for Major League Baseball to "take a look" at more instant replay. Obama was asked in an NBC interview to comment on the incident involving umpire Jim Joyce and Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga. Joyce mistakenly called Cleveland's Jason Donald safe at first base on what would've been the final out. While many Tigers argued, Galarraga merely smiled at his misfortune and went back to the mound. In the interview broadcast Tuesday, Obama said he wouldn't prejudge a review by...
  • Why do so many women wear flip-flops?

    05/28/2010 8:43:15 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 168 replies · 3,715+ views
    OK, so I'm at the Dunkin Donuts this morning, it's a rather cool spring morning, about 50 degrees. I can see my breath in the air! Yet, every woman in the Dunkin Donuts were in flip-flops! Now everywhere I go these days, it seems that the women are wearing flip-flops instead of regular shoes. Why is that? I just don't get the appeal of wearing flip flops. I can understand wearing them at the beach. And when I was in Marine boot camp (Parris Island), we were issued a pair to wear to the shower. But anywhere other then the...
  • Local Man Jailed For Crossing Street (Are They Doing This on the Mexican Border?)

    03/17/2010 8:35:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies · 1,127+ views
    WPTZ ^ | 3/15/2010 | Jackie Bender
    DERBY LINE, Vt. -- A recent increase in border patrol along side streets dividing Derby Line, Vt., and Stanstead, Canada, are causing confusion and animosity between locals and border patrol agents. The situation came to a head recently when a local man was arrested while walking down a street he said that he has walked down for years without a problem. "I walked over to Canada on a Saturday night around quarter to nine to get a pizza," Buzz Roy explained. Roy lives and works in Derby Line. He walked down Church Street to the nearest pizza shop, which happens...
  • Publics Priorities for 2010: Economy, Jobs, Terrorism (Global Warming? Last!)

    01/26/2010 10:20:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 413+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | 1/25/10 | PEW Poll
    As Barack Obama begins his second year in office, the publics priorities for the president and Congress remain much as they were one year ago. Strengthening the nations economy and improving the job situation continue to top the list. And, in the wake of the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, defending the country from future terrorist attacks also remains a top priority. At the same time, the public has shifted the emphasis it assigns to two major policy issues: dealing with the nations energy problem and reducing the budget deficit. About half (49%) say that dealing...
  • The Perils of Executive Inexperience

    01/05/2010 3:53:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 4 replies · 401+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | January 4, 2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    Al Hunt writes a column that reveals the typical finger-pointing and backbiting that ensues when things are not going all that well in an administration. First, he relates this episode: "On Dec. 2, as Obama prepared to give a major economic speech at the Brookings Institution on Dec. 8 (and a day after his Afghanistan speech at West Point) he met with policy makers. He heard a familiar reprise of the previous several meetings with budget director Peter Orszag arguing for more emphasis on reducing the deficit and Council of Economic Advisers chief Christina Romer leading the contingent espousing a...
  • Video: Obama Effigy Hung In Georgia - the Palin doll appears to violate no law...

    01/03/2010 10:30:13 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 16 replies · 1,450+ views
    Hotair Pundit ^ | 1/4/10 | Hotair Pundit
    PLAINS, GA (WALB) A doll found hanging off of a building in Plains is causing controversy.Controversial enough to get the United States Secret Service involved. Witnesses say it was an image of President Barack Obama with a rope around his neck and the display was found hanging in one of the city's most recognizable sites dedicated to former President Jimmy Carter.A few people were able to snap pictures of the black doll before it was taken down. The doll was hanging on a building on Main Street in Plains."I saw this stuffed thing hanging up," said Alonzo Davis, Plains...
  • Taking down Obama's do not disturb' sign

    12/29/2009 11:59:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1,160+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Decemeber 29, 2009 | Carol Brown
    It took Obama three days before he spoke to the nation about the attempted terrorist attack -- an attack that would have killed a plane full of innocent people and that may have crashed into downtown Detroit killing who knows how many more. Instead, Obama played golf. To make matters worse, it appeared he only bothered to address the country when, as reported in the New York Times, his administration was criticized: "President Obama emerged from Hawaiian seclusion on Monday to try to quell gathering criticism of his administration's handling of the thwarted Christmas Day bombing of an American...
  • Health Care Debate Focuses on Legal Immigrants

    11/04/2009 9:45:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 806+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 4, 2009 | Julia Preston
    The debate over health care for illegal immigrants continues to percolate in Congress despite the Obama administrations efforts to put it to rest, with lawmakers in both houses also wrangling over how much coverage to provide for immigrants who have settled in the country legally. Some Republicans favor excluding immigrants who have been legal permanent residents for less than five years, as well as all illegal immigrants. Democrats broadly agree that illegal immigrants should be excluded, but many want all legal permanent residents to be able to participate in proposed health insurance exchanges and receive subsidized coverage if they qualify....
  • How Obama handles 'priorities'

    02/22/2009 10:46:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,017+ views
    Pittsburgh live ^ | 2/22/09 | Tony Blankley
    In the Middle Ages, when a young prince suddenly became king, the royal court, the church leadership and other senior aristocrats would scrutinize his every word and habit for signs of what kind of mind would be deciding their country's fate and their personal prosperity and safety. Today, around the world, President Barack Obama's every word, every action, every inaction is being likewise scrutinized for similar reasons. Since the election, we have begun to get hints of his management style in four items Mr. Obama himself has described as of the highest priority to him: Cabinet selection, closing Gitmo, the...
  • Gulp! Mexico tells citizens to swallow their gum (Mexico get tough on Gum!)

    01/07/2009 12:43:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies · 510+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/2009 | MARK STEVENSON
    MEXICO CITY The country that gave the world chewing gum is getting gummed up: The average square yard (meter) of Mexico City sidewalk has 70 blobs of discarded chew. Now Mexico is responding with innovations ranging from expensive sidewalk steam-cleaners to natural chewing gum that breaks down quickly. It's even telling its citizens (gulp!) to swallow their gum. The general in the war on discarded chewing gum is Ricardo Jaral, Mexico City's director for conservation of public spaces. He bemoans the blackened gobs that mar the newly restored 700-year-old downtown area, whose rough, porous paving stones serve as stubborn...
  • Boy exits child care, goes to Hooters

    07/24/2008 4:02:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 1,486+ views
    Denton Record-Chronicle ^ | July 24, 2008 | Donna Fielder
    A 5-year-old boy slipped out of the Imagination Station child care center unnoticed Tuesday afternoon, crossed two busy streets and wandered to a restaurant on the Interstate 35E service road in 100-degree heat. Employees of Hooters found the child safe about 5:20 p.m. He left the child care center in the 2300 block of San Jacinto Boulevard, crossed the Interstate 35E northbound service road and Dallas Drive, bought a soft drink at a service station and walked to Hooters, where an employee found him in the parking lot and called police.
  • Australian fined for buckling in beer, not child

    05/13/2008 11:14:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 160+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/08 | AP
    DARWIN, Australia - An Australian man has been fined after buckling in a case of beer with a seat belt but leaving a 5-year-old child to sit on the car's floor, police said Tuesday. Constable Wayne Burnett said he was "shocked and appalled" when he pulled over the unregistered car Friday in the central Australian town of Alice Springs. The 30-can beer case was strapped in between two adults sitting in the back seat of the car. The child was also in back, but on the car's floor. "The child was sitting in the lump in the center, unrestrained," Burnett...
  • "Safe Toys For Our Children" versus "The Global War On Terror"

    12/30/2007 5:00:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 121+ views ^ | December 30, 2007 | Austin Hill
    We must be living in separate worlds. That was the only conclusion I could arrive at, as I recently sat and watched video coverage of a major presidential candidates speech in Iowa. It was early Thursday morning, two days after Christmas. I was preparing to host the mid-morning talk show at Washington, DCs 630 WMAL, one of the many talk radio outlets around the country for which I work. While sifting through the mornings most recent headlines, I happened to glance up at one of the television monitors in my studio, which was tuned to CNN. And the image on...