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  • 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, PoliticalPartyTime.org, 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
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Chase Jennings
    By 1869 Americans had completed construction of a transcontinental railroad, which spanned nearly 2,000 miles. In 1903, America’s 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 Victoria’s 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 Manhattan’s Lexington Armory in between hurricane-relief shifts are being booted — to make room for Victoria’s Secret models in anticipation of Wednesday’s 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 Obama’s Million Dollar Muslim Donor

    10/14/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | 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 Obama’s SuperPACs. You’d be forgiven if you don’t recognize Ahmed’s 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 here’s the thing: so far in 2012, Ahmed’s contributions to Obama, Democrats, and the outside spending groups that support them have totaled more than $1.1 million. Ahmed’s 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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 president’s schedule has him and first lady Michelle Obama sitting down for a taping of ABC’s “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 Espańol 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 chicken’s 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 neighbor’s 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
    metro.us ^ | 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 someone’s 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 Obama’s 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 aren’t the only things on the President’s plate,” Carney huffed. “Unions are being assaulted in Wisconsin. That’s a lot closer to home than some ruckus in Asia. The President’s focus on domestic tranquility is, I think, appropriate.” As for the time the President spent coaching his daughter’s basketball team, Carney pointed out that “the regular coach couldn’t make...
  • REMEMBER WHEN...

    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 president’s health care and other policies. “Under one-party rule in 2009, the White House used the machinery of the Obama campaign to tout the President’s 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, Obama’s chief congressional...
  • What Are Obama's Priorities?

    07/14/2010 12:48:15 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 6 replies
    http://www.glennbeck.com/ ^ | 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...
  • Public’s 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 public’s priorities for the president and Congress remain much as they were one year ago. Strengthening the nation’s 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 nation’s 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 administration’s 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 candidate’s speech in Iowa. It was early Thursday morning, two days after Christmas. I was preparing to host the mid-morning talk show at Washington, DC’s 630 WMAL, one of the many talk radio outlets around the country for which I work. While sifting through the morning‘s 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...
  • Mitt: I’ll “go after” retailers who sell violent adult video games

    12/22/2007 9:23:45 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 92 replies · 206+ views
    Mitt: I’ll “go after” retailers who sell violent adult video games posted at 5:03 pm on December 21, 2007 by Allahpundit This comes courtesy of HA’s resident IT czar, Mark Jaquith, whose inner libertarian shivers at the prospect of it. Mine too. We’ve been binging on Huck’s nanny statism for weeks now, but with Mitt emerging as the viable alternative it pays to remind ourselves of the lengths to which he’s willing to go to clean up the “cesspool” that is America. I want to restore values so children are protected from a societal cesspool of filth, pornography, violence, sex,...
  • Ms Owl Wises Off on Budget Priorities

    09/20/2007 9:58:06 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 73+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/20/07 | vanity
    My good friend Ms Owl dropped by to share a bit of wine and philosophy.
  • PROPOSED TWINS BALLPARK

    08/23/2007 3:09:09 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 19 replies · 585+ views
    www.ballparks.com ^ | 8/23/07 | BallParks.com
    Proposed Twins Ballpark Minneapolis, Minnesota Tenant: Minnesota Twins (AL) Opening: April 2010 Groundbreaking: August 30, 2007 Style: Open air Surface: Grass Capacity: 40,000 (baseball only) Architect: HOK Sport (Kansas City) and Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Inc. (Minneapolis) Construction: M.A. Mortenson Co. (Minneapolis) Owner: Minnesota Ballpark Authority Cost: $522 million Public financing: Approximately $392 million from a 0.15 percent sales tax in Hennepin County Private financing: $130 million from the Twins Lease: 30 years Minnesota Twins tickets: Viewpoint Tickets - Best prices on Twins tickets, Baseball tickets and MLB All Star tickets. Location: In the Warehouse District, just north of Target...
  • Company to Open Nursing Home for Pets

    06/17/2007 4:17:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 296+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 13, 2007
    TOKYO (June 13) - Japan will get its first nursing home for dogs with round-the-clock monitoring by doctors and a team of puppies to help aging pooches feel younger, a pet products company said Wednesday. Owners pay $800 a month to keep their dogs at the Soladi Care Home for pets, which opens Friday, according to a joint release by Soladi Co. and the Endo Veterinary clinic in Tochigi, eastern Japan. Veterinarians at the home will offer round-the-clock monitoring and residents will be fed specially fortified food, the release said. The home, which can accept 20 dogs at one time,...
  • Giuliani defends firm's Citgo ties, says energy No. 1 priority

    03/19/2007 9:21:54 AM PDT · by garv · 20 replies · 552+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/07 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    TAMPA, Fla. - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended his law firm's role in representing Citgo Petroleum Corp., which is ultimately controlled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, saying it was helping to protect American jobs. Giuliani acknowledged though, that his opponents will try to exploit news this week that a lawyer with Bracewell & Giuliani of Houston has been representing Citgo before the Texas legislature. The firm has had a contract with Citgo since before Giuliani joined it. "Oh, they'll exploit everything. There are things that make sense and things that don't make sense and that doesn't make...
  • THE KEY OF LOVE [2ND: WAS JESUS JUST KIDDING?]

    11/07/2006 7:28:17 AM PST · by Quix · 23 replies · 423+ views
    WHAT'S NEW website of Bill Somers ^ | 6 NOV 2006 | BAYO OMOYIOLA JR; BRENDA DAVIS
    The Key Of Love Bayo Omoyiola, Jr. www.ourchurch.com/member/s/scroll_of_david scroll_of_david@yahoo.com Love is wonderful. Irrespective of the angle from which you view it. It is simply perfect and no flaw in it. Our Lord Jesus knew that we couldn’t get perfect without it. No wonder he said - Love your neighbour as yourself and love the Lord thy God with all your heart, mind and soul. He gave us the greatest commandment and gave us the key of love so that we may be able to open any door we wish to open. Alleluyah, for love is the key to everything! Maybe...
  • Is it terrible that I just don't care?

    10/04/2006 2:24:13 PM PDT · by slightlyovertaxed · 10 replies · 376+ views
    Me and my big mouth
    Is it terrible that I spend most of the time reading this whole Foley/Hastert disaster with my eyes firmly planted at the top of their sockets in mid-roll? Is it wrong that when I hear Representative DoubleChin of Some-Town-I'll-Never-Visit, MN* has had an affair, my first thought is "Dear Lord, who in their right mind would marry this guy in the first place, let alone have sex with him?" I've learned in life that someone's moral failings in one area do not necessarily translate into universal moral failings. I have a terrible temper, but I would never take drugs, steal,...
  • NASCAR fans rip WKYC (Station pre-empts Watkins Glen)

    08/15/2006 8:04:24 PM PDT · by Moose Dung · 35 replies · 747+ views
    Akron Beacon Journal ^ | August 15, 2006 | R.D. Heldenfels
    NASCAR fans sent a loud message to WKYC (Channel 3) -- one that still will be echoing in October. The station pre-empted NBC's coverage of the NASCAR Nextel Cup race in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on Sunday to air an Indians game (Ed - Indians game?!?). Racing fans promptly filled up the voice mail and the e-mail baskets at the TV station. As a result, the station is in discussions about swapping another Indians game for the one it planned to air Oct. 1, which again would conflict with a NASCAR telecast on NBC. The station did not intend to anger...
  • Get Your Priorities Right

    07/08/2006 3:55:01 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies · 879+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2006 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Bjorn Lomborg is a political scientist by training, but the charismatic, golden-haired Dane is offering me a history lesson. Two hundred years ago, he explains, sitting forward in his chair in this newspaper's Manhattan offices, the left was an "incredibly rational movement." It believed in "encyclopedias," in hard facts, and in the idea that mastery of these basics would help "make a better society." Since then, the world's do-gooders have succumbed to "romanticism; they've become more dreamy." This is a problem in his view, and so this "self-avowed slight lefty" is determined to nudge the whole world back toward "rationalism."...