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  • Coca-Cola apologises after customer finds 'YOU RETARD' printed inside bottle cap

    09/20/2013 5:47:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    mail online ^ | Helen Collis
    Drinks giant Coca-Cola has apologised to a family after it found 'You Retard' printed inside a bottle cap. Blake Loates, from Alberta, Canada, was shocked to read the insulting profanity as she drank from the low-calorie fruit drink. 'We immediately thought, you have got to be kidding me?' she told the Huffington Post Alberta. 'We thought it might been a disgruntled employee or someone in a (bottling) plant playing a joke,' she added. Appalled, she took a photo of the lid and its printed insult and sent it to her father, Doug Loates, who immediately penned a letter to the...
  • Bill Maher Should Be Fired For Making Fun of Child

    07/09/2013 3:08:13 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | July 8, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Bill Maher, the court jester of the elite, has gotten in trouble recently because he used the archaic term "retarded" in referring to Sarah Palin's son who has Down Syndrome. There are two issues involved in the incident. The first is the use of the term "retarded" which intelligent people have generally stopped using. The second involves a sick attempt by a mentally bankrupt comic to get a laugh at a child's expense. Anyone who would use a child's handicap as the subject of a joke doesn't belong on television. Maher's critics might consider that those who are within the...
  • Star witness at Zimmerman trial to defense lawyer: ‘That’s real retarded, sir’ [video]

    06/27/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/27/13 | staff
    LilMissAmerican @LilMissRightie "That's real retarded, sir. That's real retarted sir". No. She. Didn't. Did I actually hear that? She's a soft-talker - maybe I heard wrong.
  • Barbara Walters Defends Bill Maher Calling Trig Palin “Retarded”

    06/18/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    life news ^ | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported last week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called out vulgarian comedian Bill Maher for referring to her Down Syndrome son Trig as “retarded.” On ABC’s The View Monday, co-host Barbara Walters astonishingly defended Maher saying, “I don’t think he intended it to be mean-spirited” (video follows with transcript and commentary): WHOOPI GOLDBERG: At a recent standup show in Las Vegas, comedian Bill Maher apparently called Sarah Palin’s five-year-old developmentally-challenged son Trig retarded. And Sarah blasted him on Twitter as a bully. Is that, is it, is he a bully? Is he a bad, what is he? BARBARA...
  • Police: Day Care Intruder Tried On Girls' Bikinis

    10/28/2011 5:54:21 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies
    theindychannel ^ | 10.28.11
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance video breaking into a west side day care and trying on girls' swimsuits. The break-in happened Oct. 20 between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. at the Kid Scape Day Care Center located in the 7000 block of West Washington Street.Police said the man tried on various girls' swimsuits before walking around the building in a two-piece pink swimsuit."It certainly is troubling when you have someone who's trying on kids' bathing suits, doesn't take anything, that we're aware of," Adams said.
  • Groups to picket at Social Security offices

    10/27/2011 9:17:02 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    fox 19 .com ^ | 10-27-11 | fox 19
    Social Security advocates are planning to protest Thursday at Social Security offices around the county. Thousands of American Federation of Government Employees Social Security employees, along with the Alliance for Retired Americans, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the Strengthen Social Security Campaign are protesting recent proposals from Congress that would cut the Social Security Administration's operational budget.
  • Philadelphia police: Disabled were victimized by theft scheme

    PHILADELPHIA — The landlord of the apartment building at first thought a circuit breaker had tripped when he went to the basement Saturday and found all the lights were out. Then he realized all six bulbs had been removed, and he heard dogs barking inside a boiler room, its door chained shut. He removed the chain, stepped into the dank, foul-smelling room and lifted a pile of blankets. Several sets of human eyes stared back at him. Turgut Gozleveli had stumbled upon four mentally disabled adults, all weak and malnourished, and one chained to the boiler. He may have also...
  • Pro-Life? You Must Want Women to 'Die on the Floor'

    10/13/2011 4:17:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Today the former House Speaker gave a press conference and annouced that republicans who voted for the Protect Life Act, a bill that strips the funding of abortion out of ObamaCare, want women to "die on the floor." Not quite Pelosi, republicans simply believe helpless babies shouldn't be killed in the womb. Pelosi: Republicans Want Women To "Die On The Floor!"LifeNews has more on the legislation: The House approved a bill, the Protect Life Act, to stop abortion funding in Obamacare. Senate Democrats are not expected to approve the bill and, pro-abortion President Barack Obama is expected to veto the...
  • Bachmann’s Former Chief Of Staff: Her False Statements Are The Result Of Her ‘Impulsive Nature’

    09/15/2011 6:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 1+ views
    MEDIAITE ^ | 09/15/2011 | Alex Alvarez
    On Wednesday night, Anderson Cooper took some time to address how Michele Bachmann‘s recent comment about the danger of the HPV vaccine — relaying a story about a Tampa woman who supposedly shared that her daughter had developed mental retardation following the vaccination — fits in with other misleading and incorrect comments she had made in the recent past.Said Cooper: Now it’s certainly not a new phenomenon for politicians to stretch the truth and manipulate facts. But Bachmann is spreading an all-out falsehood here — a dangerous falsehood at that. It’s not the first time she’s done this by any...
  • 'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse Scenario

    06/12/2011 8:46:37 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 96 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 7, 2011 | MICHAEL MURRAY
    'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse Scenario By MICHAEL MURRAY June 7, 2011 In the event of nuclear war, a powerful meteor strike or even a zombie apocalypse, the thoroughly protected doomsday plane is ready to keep the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff and other key personnel in the air and out of danger. It may not deflect a Twitter photo scandal, but it can outrun a nuclear explosion and stay in the air for days without refueling. The flight team for the E-4B, its military codename, sleeps nearby and is ready to...
  • Foreclosure woes: For one homeowner, following bank's advice was bad news

    06/08/2011 8:01:42 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 45 replies · 1+ views
    PANAMA CITY BEACH — Lindsay Hall took out a $200,000 loan in 2005 on her paid-off beach house with the understanding that her $600 monthly Social Security check would cover the mortgage payments. When her interest rate jumped more than a year ago, it raised her mortgage payments to $1,500. At that point, Hall started the fight to save her home. “I want to say I did my best to fight for the American dream,” said Hall, 70. Hall has negotiated with her loan servicer, IndyMac Mortgage Services, to modify her loan payments multiple times. Each time she negotiates payments...
  • Napoleon Dynamite showing canceled for offensive word (most PC city: Austin, Texas)

    06/02/2011 5:42:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | 5-25-11 | Andrea Ball
    The Austin Parks Foundation has canceled tonight’s showing of Napoleon Dynamite at Republic Square because of complaints about an offensive word in the movie. According to an email the foundation sent out: “The Austin Parks Foundation is canceling tonight’s (Wed, 5/25) showing of Napoleon Dynamite at Republic Square. A new movie will be shown next month. A number of people contacted us objecting to a word used by actors in the movie. We didn’t recall that this word was used and we did not mean to offend anyone. Our apologies for this as well as for the last minute cancellation.”...
  • Heat's James apologizes for insensitive remarks

    05/10/2011 9:14:17 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 46 replies
    LeBron James says he's sorry for using the word "retarded" in a postgame news conference. The Miami Heat star muttered the word after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals as he and Dwyane Wade listened to a question about Wade's takedown of Boston guard Rajon Rondo. James had his hand covering his mouth when he said "that's retarded" as a reporter asked Wade whether the play that dislocated Rondo's elbow was dirty. After Game 4 on Monday night, James opened his postgame comments by apologizing for using "the R-word."
  • Pro-Abortion Blog Attacks Sarah Palin's Son, Calls Him "Retarded"

    04/20/2011 10:00:12 AM PDT · by julieee · 47 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 20, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Blog Attacks Sarah Palin's Son, Calls Him "Retarded" Washington, DC -- The pro-abortion blog "Wonkette" is facing criticism from pro-life advocates for running a satirical post attacking Trig Palin, the Down Syndrome son of former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/20/pro-abortion-blog-attacks-sarah-palins-son-calls-him-retarded/
  • Cason Point: BP: In Oxnard it means Beleaguered Painter [CA = lunatic state]

    07/23/2010 9:53:08 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | July 10, 2010 | Colleen Cason
    While BP acts as if one of the worst oil disasters in history is no big problem, an Oxnard small-business owner finds himself in deep over a little spill that became a big production. The incident started on an afternoon in late June when Steve Pettersen of No Regrets Painting upset a can of water-based paint inside his van, parked on a client’s driveway at Mandalay Bay. Paint, once spilled, is harder to return to the can than worms. Nonetheless, Pettersen said, he was able to scoop up most of the contents of the toppled gallon and capture it in...
  • Genius on display on US Sec State blog site

    04/09/2010 7:54:42 PM PDT · by Sender · 38 replies · 749+ views
    A world without nuclear weapons is the vision, no matter whose. I support our President and applaud his efforts. Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize for this- its all good. Well, I DO think that we need his vision! Any and all efforts to bring about a world without nuclear weapons are important! Unless Israel stops it's nuclear weapons program, no one on earth will feel safe. We call for Iran to stop it's nuclear program, while Israel keep making hundreds of nuclear weapns!!! If the UN was the central government and EACH and Every country was represented, as each...
  • Explosive Silicon Gas Casts Shadow on Solar Power Industry

    04/07/2010 6:44:48 PM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies · 658+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 04/02/2010 | David Biello
    In 2007, outside Bangalore, India, an explosion decapitated an industrial worker, hurling his body through a brick wall. In 2005 a routine procedure at a manufacturing plant in Taiwan caused a spontaneous explosion that killed a worker and ignited a blaze that ripped through the factory, shutting down production for three months. Both incidents shared a common cause—silane, a gas made up of silicon and hydrogen that explodes on contact with air. And both incidents occurred in the same industry—solar power. Among other environmental black marks, the process of manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) cells from silicon relies on this dangerous pyrophoric...
  • EDITORIAL: Abandon all hope ye who support Palin

    02/10/2010 10:54:16 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 86 replies · 2,723+ views
    Manassas News & Messenger ^ | 2/10/2010 | The Editors
    If there was ever any doubt that Sarah Palin is a fool, she has removed it. Once the governor of Alaska and a vice presidential candidate, Palin has left the confines of public office for the more sympathetic offices of Fox News. She has also been acting as something of a de facto leader of the Tea Party movement. Unfortunately, her new roles have not lent her the gravitas she was lacking as a politician. ... Palin has consistently shown herself to be thoughtless, uninformed, impulsive and opportunistic. If these are the qualities people look for in a leader, then...
  • Stephen Colbert: ‘Sarah Palin Is a F****** Retard’

    02/09/2010 10:17:01 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies · 3,724+ views
    Comedy Central ^ | Feb. 9, 2010
    "And Sarah Palin knows that it is okay to call someone a retard if like Rush you clearly don't mean it."
  • What's Wrong with using the word -- 'Retarded'?

    02/06/2010 12:28:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies · 1,447+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2010 | Paul Shlichta
    If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. -Confucius, Analects I admit that it's fun watching an adroit manipulator of political correctness get hoisted with his own petard and be forced to meekly eat his words. But to be fair, Rahm Emanuel's use of the word "retarded," and the general use of that word for someone who is (in P.C.-ese) "intellectually challenged," is inoffensive and honest. First of all, the context shows that Emanuel used...
  • Rahm Emanuel's latest gaffe points to larger issues

    02/04/2010 6:11:30 PM PST · by thecodont · 48 replies · 1,101+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons
    Reporting from Washington - A senior presidential aide is supposed to solve problems, not create or compound them for his boss. So the White House was knocked off-stride when Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was forced to issue a public apology for using a derogatory word for people with learning disabilities. But even before the gaffe, Emanuel was becoming a magnet for criticism of President Obama's difficulties in turning his ambitious agenda into achievements. In an unguarded moment, Emanuel had referred to a group of liberal Democrats as "retarded." When reports of the remark began circulating, the former Chicago congressman...
  • Rahm Emanuel "Retarded" Comment Puts Offensiveness in Spotlight

    02/04/2010 6:17:04 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 26 replies · 481+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | DEVIN DWYER
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's verbal indiscretion -- referring to some liberal activists as "f**king retarded" -- has shined a spotlight on just how pervasive the R-word is in American conversation, and how offensive it can be for millions of Americans. ... But Kirsten Seckler, spokeswoman for the Special Olympics, told ABC News that people need to realize the word packs a punch even if it's not meant that way. The group is leading the charge to eliminate the term in casual conversation with its Spread the Word to End the Word campaign at www.r-word.org. "We aren't trying...
  • Emanuel says he will join effort to stop use of 'retarded'

    02/03/2010 8:30:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 864+ views
    WaPo ^ | 2/4/10 | Michael D. Shear
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel apologized again Wednesday for using the word "retarded" during a private meeting last summer, telling advocates for the disabled that he will join their campaign to help end the use of the word. The controversy over Emanuel's remark continued to dog the sometimes foul-mouthed senior Obama adviser despite his having privately apologized to Special Olympics Chief Executive Tim Shriver shortly after the comment was made public last week. In a statement after an afternoon meeting at the White House, Shriver and five other disability rights advocates said Emanuel had "sincerely apologized" for the...
  • Special Olympics: Apology not accepted (more lies from WH)

    02/03/2010 2:28:39 PM PST · by milwguy · 11 replies · 691+ views
    politico ^ | 2/3/10 | ben smith
    The Special Olympics is disputing the White House claim that its chairman, Tim Shriver, accepted Rahm Emanuel's apology for calling liberals "retarded." Seeking to damp down the controversy over Rahm Emanuel's reported, months-old use of the word, a White House official yesterday told me and other reporters that Emanuel had called Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver to apologize. "The apology was accepted," the official said yesterday. The vice president for communications at the Special Olympics, Kirsten Seckler, told me that this account of the conversation is "inaccurate." "Tim didn't accept his apology," she said. "Tim can't do that. He can't...
  • Palin to Obama: It's Time For Rahm Emanuel To Go!

    02/02/2010 11:46:31 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 22 replies · 822+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/02/2010 | Gary P
    You see, Rahm Emanuel, the petite ballerina, is Barack Obama’s chief-of-staff. He’s the guy that basically run’s Obama’s agenda. Now granted, even in good times, with a capable president, not an easy job. But most men who have had this job have been able to perform it with a sense of dignity, and even style. But not old Rahm “dead fish” Emanuel.
  • Obama supporter: "Is President Obama kind of a *expletive deleted*?"

    12/18/2009 4:28:41 AM PST · by Thirteen · 18 replies · 1,173+ views
    mediaelites.com ^ | Mar 22, 2009 | Aaron Gell
    I keep thinking about our president’s hilarious Special Olympics remark on “The Tonight Show,” and I’m actually taking it personally. I’m not developmentally disadvantaged, exactly. Or mentally challenged. But I do kind of suck at bowling (not as bad as Obama). Plus, I’m lousy at tennis, embarrassing at basketball, can’t catch a pop fly to save my life, never played actual golf, etc. I have recently come to realize that I hate skiing. I used to be halfway decent at ping pong, but probably not anymore. Last week, when I filled out an NCAA bracket, I did so purely in...
  • Is Bobby Wayne Woods too Stupid to be Executed?

    12/04/2009 6:14:21 PM PST · by Kiki1999 · 5 replies · 513+ views
    NewsRealblog ^ | December 4, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    It is Thursday, December 03, 2009, and as I write these words, Bobby Wayne Woods is alive. If you are reading this on December 4, 2009 or later, there is a strong likelihood that he will no longer be so, having been executed by the State of Texas for a grisly murder he committed in 1997.
  • TV host says he sees nothing wrong with calling Susan Boyle retarded

    11/29/2009 8:13:49 PM PST · by noozguy1 · 18 replies · 1,510+ views
    IrishCentral.com ^ | 11/29/2009 | Antionette Kelly
    A massive row has broken out in New after former BBC host Paul Henry called Susan Boyle "retarded." Talking on his TV show this week Henry laughed as he described how the global superstar was "starved of oxygen" at birth and suffered an intellectual disability.
  • Wolf's Tough "jeopardy"

    09/19/2009 6:49:55 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 30 replies · 21,018+ views
    Politico ^ | September 18, 2009 | Patrick Gavin
    It was a rough night for CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday night's "Jeopardy!" The "Situation Room" anchor came in last — and even in the red before Final Jeopardy — and lost to Dana Delany and Andy Richter.
  • Backdoor Amnesty For Illegals And The Healthcare Bill

    07/29/2009 3:21:14 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 399+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/29/2009 | Bill Turner
    We know very little about this bill, as the politicians on the left and right are hiding much of their bill from the American people, because polls already show Americans are against changes to the system. What we do know is that the bill calls Americans with mental disabilities, “Retarded”, I guess that is a new government term. But, I could be wrong, because according to Bill Maher I live in a “stupid country”. Lets take a closer look at the stupid healthcare bill: * Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Government will audit the books of ALL...
  • 'RETARDED' HOUSE BILL (Democrat apparatchiks wrote this)

    07/26/2009 9:40:52 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies · 328+ views
    The New York Post ^ | July 26, 2009 | Marc Siegel
    By MARC SIEGEL July 26, 2009 "The proposed health-insurance bill from the House of Representatives refers to mentally disabled people as "retarded" -- a term advocates, relatives and physicians find outdated and offensive. The bill refers to: "A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . ." The phrase could cause more problems with groups for the developmentally disabled, who were angered when President Obama referred to his poor bowling skills on "The Tonight Show" as "like the Special Olympics." Obama later apologized."
  • Special Olympics Launches Campaign to Ban 'Retard'

    03/31/2009 6:00:21 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 60 replies · 1,528+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Special Olympics launched a campaign Tuesday to banish the word "retard," a casual insult that derives from an out-of-favor medical term and has long been considered inappropriate.
  • Dimwitted President... more mentally disabled than Special Olympics competitors!

    03/20/2009 2:50:00 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 16 replies · 1,210+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 03.20.09 | Kevin McCullough
    My listeners know that I'm the father of a special needs son. Those who know me also know just how proud I am of him. He may never be able to read fluently, or do many of the things that many of us have the chance to do in life. Yet he faces each day with a sense of optimism that inspires me and causes me to be mindful of the many blessing I have to be thankful for. My current President is not one of them. Cool Brutha in Chief last night went on Leno to try to save...
  • McCain: Stimulus 'a setback to change' ["I thought we were going to have change"]

    02/08/2009 11:43:05 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 199 replies · 2,446+ views
    Politico ^ | Josh Kraushaar
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday he'll vote against President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill, calling the legislation “generational theft” in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I thought we were going to have change," he said, in a shot at Obama's campaign slogan, "and that change meant we work together. This is a setback. This is a setback to all Americans because you promised Americans we’d work in a more bipartisan fashion, and that certainly is not the case in this bill,” McCain said. McCain said the bill would saddle Americans with billions in future debt, and contained...
  • Letter: I'm no RINO

    12/22/2008 1:50:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1,873+ views
    The Concord Monitor, Concord NH ^ | 2008-12-22 | Richard L. Fortin
    I have closely researched the constitution and bylaws of the Republican State Committee, and nowhere do I find a provision for designating registered Republicans as RINOs (Republicans in name only). So who is it that has the authority to make such a designation? The RINO designation is being bandied about by certain self-appointed Reagan Republicans as though they have the sole claim to be real Republicans. Was it not Ronald Reagan who popularized the phrase "the big tent," under which all Republicans to the left or right were welcome? Now we have this shrinking minority of so-called Reagan Republicans claiming...
  • Al Gore: The entire polar ice cap will disappear within 5 years

    12/13/2008 3:25:48 PM PST · by jsh3180 · 126 replies · 4,038+ views
    Video of the Goreacle speaking in Germany this past week.
  • Comments from an Obama voter (not trolling ) You've had your fun, ZOT!

    11/07/2008 10:40:35 AM PST · by Traviswf · 657 replies · 17,331+ views
    Traviswf
    Hi there. I voted for Obama, but have been reading a lot of Freerepublic lately to see how the other side is reacting. I'm not trying to troll here - honestly - but if you feel I am, that's understandable. I just wanted to offer a perspective on this that I think may be interesting to some of you. Oh, and this is much longer than I intended. And I'm fairly certain I'm not posting this the right way...for which I apologize. When Bush was elected in 2000, I was upset. And yes, I whined about him "stealing" the election....
  • Gore Says Climate Change Deserves Attention The Bailout Is Getting

    09/27/2008 3:16:39 PM PDT · by melt · 63 replies · 972+ views
    mercurynews.com ^ | 9/27/08 | Matt Nauman
    Al Gore said in San Jose Saturday that the climate crisis deserves the same type of attention and money from Washington that the financial meltdown is getting. "Instead of a focus only on a bailout, we need to bail in renewable energy," Gore said during a 50-minute speech at the Civic Auditorium. Gore, who turned 60 this year, was a three-term U.S. Senator from Tennessee, vice president for eight years and narrowly lost the 2000 presidential election to George Bush. But it was his move toward environmentalism, symbolized by his starring role in the 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and...
  • Dutch Politician Plans to Air Film Criticizing the Koran

    01/24/2008 1:07:16 PM PST · by chaos_5 · 34 replies · 145+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 24, 2008 | Michael Park, Greg Palkot
    A Dutch politician known for his views against Islam plans to air a film he produced that is critical of the Koran, which he likens to Adolf Hitler's hateful writings.
  • Retarded Doberman

    08/25/2007 8:51:48 PM PDT · by OSHA · 77 replies · 1,056+ views
    vanity | now | self
    My stepson asked if he could have a pit bull. I told him the pit bull would be nice for target pratice. He then wanted a Rotweiler. I said no. So his grandparents bought him a Doberman puppy for his birthday. Named "Ranger" he soon won me over.
  • That Wacky Fourteen Percent

    06/22/2007 3:39:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,156+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2007 | Jon Sanders
    Americans' confidence in Congress is at a historic low point, according to results of a Gallup poll released Thursday. Only 14 percent of Americans surveyed said they had a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress. That is the lowest confidence level recorded in the history of Gallup polling on that institution, going back to 1973. The previous low was 18 percent in 1991, 1993 and 1994. Those happen to be the last years before the present that the Democrats controlled both chambers – and in 1991 there was also a Republican named George Bush in the...
  • Olmert: Willing to give up land for real peace [Aw Jeez Alert]

    11/27/2006 5:47:48 AM PST · by Alouette · 30 replies · 659+ views
    YNet ^ | Nov. 27, 2006 | Anat Bereshkovsky
    Prime minister calls on Authority to choose 'new path' of negotiations, saying Israel ready to give Palestinians a state, release prisoners and evacuate many territories Anat Bereshkovsky Published: 11.27.06, 13:48 The government met on Sunday at Kibbutz Sde Boker to commemorate the passing away of Israel's founder and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion 33 years ago. During the ceremony Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made a dramatic appeal to the Palestinians, urging them to choose a 'new path' --- a path of negotiations with Israel. Olmert, who until recently called for a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from West Bank territories, or 'realignment'...
  • Reading glasses & vanity

    09/15/2006 8:43:35 PM PDT · by Number57 · 40 replies · 896+ views
    This is troubling - Backstory: my ex recently got prescription glasses at the age of 36. Cool, she can drive better now. So she picked out a very fashionable pair of frames for her prescription, I told her they looked great, and I assumed that was that.
  • It's Not About the Latino Vote

    04/26/2006 7:49:00 PM PDT · by Axhandle · 77 replies · 1,310+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 26 April 2006 | Jose Enrique Idler
    The immigration rallies across America showed that restrictionists aren't the only ones with strong views. But beyond podium pounding, compelling arguments are also necessary. As the Senate goes back this week to the task of crafting an immigration bill, it is crucial to focus on the right reasons for creating a guest-worker program and legalizing 12 million illegal immigrants. The case for immigration doesn't have to do as much with the Latino vote or civil rights. It should center instead on America's growth, competitiveness and dynamism. This month's rallies of thousands of people in many major cities raised the importance...
  • U.S. Planning Base on Moon To Prepare for Trip to Mars

    03/25/2006 10:58:20 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 36 replies · 1,036+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2006 | Guy Gugliotta
    For the first time since 1972, the United States is planning to fly to the moon, but instead of a quick, Apollo-like visit, astronauts intend to build a permanent base and live there while they prepare what may be the most ambitious undertaking in history -- putting human beings on Mars. President Bush in 2004 announced to great fanfare plans to build a new spaceship, get back to the moon by 2020 and travel on to Mars after that. But, with NASA focused on designing a new spaceship and spending about 40 percent of its budget on the troubled space...
  • Stupid

    02/03/2006 3:12:48 PM PST · by kajingawd · 6 replies · 339+ views
    today | myself
    Flipping through the TV channels i stopped on SpikeTV, an episode of MAX X... They are counting down the 10 best riots...and # 1 is a riot in Greece, where dozens of Kurds have marched to the police station demanding release of their Leader... It cuts from *protesters* yelling, chanting, pumping fists in front of 20 or so policemen... Then it cuts to this man yelling something, Molotave Cocktail in hand, everyone yelling, shouting, scrambling... The *protester* with the cocktail accidentally lights himself on fire...everyone freaks out, another 2 protesters get severely burned also... Ummm, i thought that was funny...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • derr Zot

    12/18/2005 8:40:45 PM PST · by vbtv7788 · 171 replies · 5,164+ views
    doctor spork MD
    What is Derr you may ask? Derr may be the most important thing you may have to worry about. Derr is very evil, very naughty and very ungodly. It is believed to be the reason for why we aren't doing so well in Iraq. But back to the question... What exactly is Derr? Derr is a satanic ritual performed in this country long ago by the Canaanites, the Perezites, the Gurgashites, the Ammorites, the Moabites and the Hittites. It involved taking a stick from a wheat tree and sticking it up your nose while shouting, "Hey mom! Ship ahoy! There...