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  • Impeach: Hillary’s van caught parked in handicapped spot in Iowa (Video)

    04/16/2015 11:40:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    hotair.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, a fresh reminder that Democratic pols think the rules don’t apply to them even when it comes to parking. On the one hand, the thought of spending 16 months digesting every move made by a political entity as dreary as Hillary Clinton, even as a goof a la the clip below, makes me feel like Col. Kurtz mumbling through that story about finding the pile of little arms. We now inhabit a political culture where stories like this one are published by the country’s most respected newspapers. “I cried, I wept like some grandmother. I wanted...
  • George P. Bush quickly seizes Texas' conservative spotlight

    02/05/2015 9:11:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    AP ^ | February 5, 2015 | Will Wessert
    George P. Bush's new job as Texas land commissioner has nothing to do with abortion, and it lacks any authority to funnel public dollars to private schools. But after barely 30 days in office, he's already headlined high-profile rallies on both issues. The 38-year-old has a political surname far better known than his obscure office, which administers Texas' vast public lands and mineral rights. Though he insists he's not yet eying any moves up Texas' political ladder, the newest Bush in politics has wasted no time becoming a leading voice for top conservative causes and seizing the spotlight in a...
  • Bill Clinton caught cavorting with a pedophile- is there more?

    01/05/2015 3:53:01 PM PST · by Starman417 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-14 | DrJohn
    That Bill Clinton is a serial adulterer is not news. That Clinton may have been involved with underage sex slaves is new. A new lawsuit has revealed the extent of former President Clinton's friendship with a fundraiser who was later jailed for having sex with an underage prostitute. Bill Clinton's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, who served time in 2008 for his illegal sexual partners, included up multiple trips to the onetime billionaire's private island in the Caribbean where underage girls were allegedly kept as sex slaves. The National Enquirer has released new details about the two men's friendship, which seems...
  • Obamas drop $1K for meal at Hawaii restaurant that charges $500K for membership

    01/03/2015 3:43:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent a leisurely couple hours at Vintage Cave Honolulu, dropping an estimated $1,000 on a meal with wine at an upscale restaurant that actually charges $500,000 for those who want to buy a membership. Mr. Obama passed on the membership at the Vintage Cave Honolulu, but he did order the price-fix menu at $295 per plate, Mediate reported. And, according to Honolulu Magazine, “the total bill for two, with wine, will approach $1,000.” The restaurant bills itself on its website this way:
  • Count Your Blessings: Common folk live better now than royalty did in earlier times

    12/24/2014 7:27:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/24/2014 | Richard Rahn
    As we go into this Christmas week, you should count your blessings that you live in 2014. Would you prefer to live as the French King Louis XIV did (1643-1715), or as you do today? The average low-income American, who makes $25,000 per year, lives in a home that has air conditioning, a color TV and a dishwasher, owns an automobile, and eats more calories than he should from an immense variety of food. Louis XIV lived in constant fear of dying from smallpox and many other diseases that are now cured quickly by antibiotics. His palace at Versailles had...
  • Does Richard III's DNA question the Queen's right to the throne? Analysis reveals relative of

    12/02/2014 11:06:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2014 | Fiona McCrae and Sarah Griffiths
    He was one of the nation’s most notorious monarchs in life, and Richard III is still creating controversy more than 500 years after his death. Genetic analysis of a skeleton discovered beneath a car park in Leicester three years ago has confirmed it did indeed belong to the last Plantagenet king. Much more intriguingly, it held a secret that could shake the foundations of the Tudor dynasty. The genetic discovery even raises a question mark over the current Queen’s royal heritage. DNA analysis revealed that one of Richard III’s male relatives was cuckolded - leading to his wife giving birth...
  • Reporter Blasts Clinton Royalty: 'Who Gets to Hold Her Crown While She Speaks?'

    08/19/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by upchuck · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Nevada reporter Jon Ralston rips Hillary Clinton for demanding "royal treatment" in an upcoming visit to Las Vegas: "The price of Hillary Clinton's scheduled speech and UNLV fundraiser could be going up. Las Vegas Review Journal, which obtained Clinton's contract with the UNLV Foundation, reports in addition to her speaking fee of $225,000, Clinton is demanding a private jet, a presidential suite and adjoining rooms for her entourage, and Clinton refuses to mingle with the common folk. She wants to approve any media types attending the event. "And now, a word about royalty. We don't have kings and queens in...
  • Are Richard III's secrets about to be revealed?

    02/12/2014 3:04:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-12-14 | Harry Mount
    What a treat for all medieval historians! More than 500 years after he was killed, the skeleton of Richard III is giving them much more reliable biographical information than they acquired over the previous half a millennium. Henry VII, his successor, and opponent at Bosworth, encouraged his court historians to produce a warped picture of Richard. Thank God, then, for the miraculous discovery of his body in a Leicester car park in 2012, and the undeniable truths it provided. Analysis of his skeleton showed the king didn’t have a hunchback exactly; he suffered from scoliosis of the spine, meaning his...
  • Why Hillary Clinton can't drive any more and other tales of deskilling

    01/29/2014 7:52:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 28, 2014 | Leo Benedictus
    The former First Lady admits she hasn't driven a car for 18 years. But she's far from being the only privileged person to have forgotten how to do things the rest of us take for granted. "One of the regrets I have about my public life is that I can't drive any more," Hillary Clinton told a car dealers' conference on Monday. Among her most painful memories, you suspect this doesn't rank all that high. Yet the remark is a reminder of how wealth and power tend to separate people from normal life, and how they don't always like it....
  • Saudi Royal Faces Death Penalty for Murder: Newspaper

    12/29/2013 7:41:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/29 | William Maclean
    A Saudi prince who murdered a fellow Saudi may be executed, a newspaper reported on Sunday, in a rare example of a member of the kingdom's ruling family facing the death penalty. The English-language Arab News did not name the prince or his victim, but said a senior member of the family and government, Crown Prince Salman, had "cleared the way for the possible execution of a prince convicted of murdering a Saudi citizen". In a message about the case to Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Prince Salman said: "Sharia (Islamic law) shall be applied to all without exception",...
  • Reid hospitalized as 'precaution' after feeling ill Friday

    12/20/2013 6:26:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 20, 2013 | Carrie Dann
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday morning as a “precaution” after feeling ill, a spokesman said, adding that doctors concluded "everything is normal" after testing. “Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better,” spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement. "Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today."
  • Baptism rates slide despite high-profile boosts

    10/23/2013 1:37:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    RNS ^ | October 23, 2013 | Cathy Lynn Grossman
    (RNS) The rite of baptism got big press as Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby christened Prince George, a future king of England onWednesday (Oct. 23).Welby made it a teachable moment for a country where only one in six are baptized. In a YouTube video, he explains that by bringing their son forward for baptism, Prince William and Duchess Catherine are “bringing God into the middle of it all.”Last month, Pope Francis gave the sacrament a boost when he called a pregnant, unmarried woman to encourage her faith and offered to baptize her baby. While his main message was anti-abortion,...
  • School District Ends Policy Of Forcing Students To Kneel Down For Dismissal

    08/21/2013 12:43:39 PM PDT · by BigEdLB
    CBS-LA ^ | 8/20/13 | CBS-2
    YUCAIPA (CBSLA.com) — School district officials in San Bernardino County say they will discontinue a policy that required elementary school students to kneel down before being dismissed to class. Principal Dana Carter at Calimesa Elementary School had reportedly instituted the policy, which called for students at various times of the school day to kneel down on one knee and wait for the principal or another administrator to dismiss them, as a safety measure.
  • Royal baby born! Kate Middleton pops out a future monarch! [Funny Taiwan Animation "news"]

    07/23/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    You tube ^ | 7/23/13
    After months of waiting, Kate Middleton has finally done her royal duty and popped out a future monarch of Great Britain. The tiny tot was a disappointment even before being born, forcing an eager public to wait weeks past a due date which was never officially confirmed in the first place.
  • Hip-Hop Singer Akon: “Every African American Need to Move Their Money, Family, Knowledge to Africa”

    07/16/2013 11:49:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 274 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-16-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Hip-Hop artist Akon posted this message to the black community: “Every African American in the United States need to move their money, family, knowledge back to Africa were u will be treated like the royalty you are. You don’t deserve this treatment. This is not your country!!” Really Akon? So where is Akon suggesting the blacks move to? Nigeria? Zimbabwe? Egypt?
  • State Department admits Kerry was on yacht day of Egypt coup

    07/05/2013 11:18:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    July 5th, 2013 01:15 PM ET 19 minutes ago State Department admits Kerry was on yacht day of Egypt coup Posted by CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper (CNN) - After the emergence of photographs showing Secretary of State John Kerry on his 76-foot yacht “Isabel” on Nantucket Sound on Thursday, the State Department issued an embarrassing correction Friday morning, back-tracking and acknowledging that the Secretary was in fact on the yacht on Wednesday, the day the Egyptian military staged a coup against democratically-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy. Originally, State Department officials were quick to deny a Wednesday tweet from...
  • Prince William has Indian heritage, DNA proves

    06/14/2013 7:16:26 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 43 replies
    PTI ^ | June 14, 2013 | PTI
    LONDON: Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, will be first British king with proven Indian ancestry, DNA analysis has revealed. The DNA analysis of saliva samples taken from the Duke of Cambridge's relatives have established a direct lineage between the 30-year-old prince and an Indian housekeeper on his mother Princess Diana's side. It is his only non-European DNA and means he will become the first head of the Commonwealth with a clear genetic link to its most populous nation - India. William is now likely to be encouraged to make his debut mission to India soon after the birth of...
  • Woman wishes to stay in Britain to avoid becoming 14th virgin queen of Swaziland

    05/26/2013 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    DNA ^ | May 20, 2013 | ANI
    Woman wishes to stay in Britain to avoid becoming 14th virgin queen of Swaziland Monday, May 20, 2013, 16:17 IST | Place: London | Agency: ANI Tintswalo Ngobeni, 22, has shunned the advances of King Mswati III and fled to Britain, the Daily Star reported. Tintswalo Ngobeni. A woman is seeking asylum in Britain to avoid becoming the 14th virgin queen of the randy King of Swaziland. Tintswalo Ngobeni, 22, has shunned the advances of King Mswati III and fled to Britain, the Daily Star reported. She was just 15 when she caught the eye of the chubby king, who...
  • Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption

    04/24/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-24-2013 | BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption By JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN | 4/24/13 9:49 PM EDT Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said. The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from...
  • Idaho Station Removes First Daughters Ski Trip Report

    03/29/2013 11:32:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    A local news affiliate in Idaho reported that the first daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, are on a Spring Break ski trip in Sun Valley, Idaho. The story quickly spread across the Internet when picked up by the highly trafficked Drudge Report website.
  • Why the right uses a ‘different standard’ for the Obama family

    03/29/2013 8:44:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 28, 2013 | Morgan Whitaker
    <p>Even before Iowa Congressman Steve King criticized Sasha and Malia Obama’s spring break trip, the vacation had provided fodder for the far right media. Few people understand that better than Salon.com’s editor-at-large Joan Walsh, who found herself part of the controversy.</p>
  • Our Royalty: Bangs Aren't All Michelle Obama And Kate Middleton Have In Common (NPR)

    01/20/2013 12:51:29 AM PST · by Drango · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | January 20, 2013 | Linda Holmes
    Ask yourself this question: How weird would it be if you changed your hair and it was on the news? No, seriously. Pull back from everything you know about celebrity and pretend it's about you. You change your hair. You decide, "Hey, you know what? It's been long for a while; what if I went a little shorter?" And so you go a little shorter. And then it is on the news. That's what happened to Michelle Obama when new photographic evidence emerged that proved — no paperwork needed, no investigative journalism, no shoe-leather reporting — that she has bangs....
  • Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations: $20 Million

    01/04/2013 10:25:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | January 4, 2013, 10:07 am | Keith Koffler
    Michelle Obama recently revealed that she and President Obama don’t give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say, “We’re in Hawaii,” and that’s Christmas gift enough. But actually the present is from taxpayers, and it’s an expensive one. The total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more. During a time of budget deficits that threaten the nation’s security and its future, the Obamas have chosen to maintain a “family tradition” and vacation halfway around the world instead of finding far cheaper alternatives closer...
  • Romney retreats into California seclusion

    12/03/2012 10:26:14 AM PST · by Colofornian · 231 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2012
    SAN DIEGO — The man who planned to be president wakes up each morning now without a plan. Mitt Romney looks out the windows of his beach house here in La Jolla...He devours news from 2,600 miles away in Washington about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, shaking his head and wondering what if. Gone are the minute-by-minute schedules and the swarm of Secret Service agents. There's no aide to make his peanut butter and honey sandwiches. Romney hangs around the house, sometimes alone, pecking away at his iPad and emailing his CEO buddies, who've been swooping in and out of La...
  • Obama Claimed He Was 'Kenyan Royalty,' Recalls Classmate

    10/09/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by justlurking · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2012-10-09 | PBS Frontline
    PBS's 'FRONTLINE' interviewed former Barack Obama classmate, Kristen Caldwell. She grew up and attended Punahou School with "Barry" Obama. She recalls how as a young child, Obama alternatively told classmates he was an Indonesian prince or Kenyan royalty. [...] So yeah, I can picture him as this slightly -- "chubby" is too strong, but rounded, short little guy, Barry Obama. And he told us that his father was an Indonesian king and that he was a prince, and after he finished school he was going to go back, and he would be a ruler in Indonesia. And I absolutely believed...
  • Traveling like a president...

    10/01/2012 2:08:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/1/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    What takes 200 hotel rooms, four jets, five helicopters and 35 motorcade vehicles? A typical presidential trip, according to The Travel Channel, which goes behind the scenes in its special "Travel Like a President," set to air Tuesday. Andy Singer, the network's general manager, says the show is "designed to give viewers an all-access, unprecedented look at the enormous level of detail and thought that comes with the territory when you are the leader of the free world.” It looks at famed presidential accommodations, such as the Waldorf in New York, and follows President Obama during a vacation to Hawaii.
  • Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year

    09/27/2012 2:51:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 27, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family. Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in. Gray told The Daily...
  • Body of Richard III found (possibly)

    09/16/2012 10:58:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Persicope Post ^ | September 13, 2012
    The background Archeologists from Leicester University have uncovered an intact skeleton which they believe is that of Richard III, the king whose reputation as a ruthless hunchback comes from William Shakespeare’s play. The skeleton has a deformed spine, and is at the site of Grey Friars church, where Richard was thought to have been buried after the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, where he was defeated by Henry Tudor. His grave is now underneath a council car park in Leicester. DNA tests will reveal whether he’s really the king or not – it’s an adult male, with spinal abnormalities that...
  • The man who should have been King: Australian forklift driver...

    08/16/2012 3:38:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Mike Hastings, 71, was a real-life aristocrat, born the 14th earl of Loudoun, who moved to Australia in 1960 in search of adventure. He made international headlines in 2004 when a Channel Four documentary team conducted extensive research into the monarchy and concluded his ancestors were cheated out of the crown in the 15th century. Hastings, an avowed republican, died on June 30 and was buried today in Jerilderie, about 465 miles southwest of Sydney, the local Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser reported. He was a descendant of England's House of York, whose dynastic struggle with the House of Lancaster became...
  • Obama bemoans ‘people hurting out there’ at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-per-person fundraiser

    06/15/2012 5:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/14/2012 | Twitchy
    Obama bemoans ‘people hurting out there’ at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-per-person fundraiser Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller At the 4-story brownstone that is the home of Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Brokerick, Pres Obama addressed 50 ppl paying $40K per. 14 Jun 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported from the glitzy $40,000 a person Obama fundraiser at the home of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. Yes, you read that right, $40,000 each.  Ponder that as you read this next tweet: Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller Pres Obama said he knows there are "still a lot of people hurting...
  • Obama Campaign Stiffs Vermont Police

    04/06/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 6, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    Trevor Whipple, the police chief in South Burlington, told Fox News that his department incurred $4,200 in overtime expenses as a result of separate fundraising events featuring President Obama and the First Lady. ...... “The president is the president wherever he goes and whatever he does,” Vermont Democratic Party Chairman Jake Perkinson told Fox News. “I don’t think there’s any credible reason to be nickel and diming the security of the President of the United States or his family.” Perkinson said taxpayers should be happy to cover the cost of the president’s fundraising visit to Vermont.
  • Princess Victoria to give birth in 'early March'

    02/02/2012 8:18:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    The Local ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Oliver Gee
    A post on Facebook as well as a 42 cannon salute are among the ways the next heir to the Swedish throne will be welcomed into the world, with Crown Princess Victoria due to give birth in early March, the Royal Court announced on Thursday along with a detailed list of events planned to mark the occasion. “This birth will bring the royal family, and the country, together,” Roger Lundgren, previous editor of Queen magazine and expert on the Swedish royal family, told The Local. It is not publicly known where the baby will be delivered, although it has been...
  • The Crown and the Cross: Royal families and their religion

    09/27/2011 1:07:08 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 2011-09-27
    September 27, 2011. (Romereports.com) There are ten royal families in Europe. But aside from the crown, they also have religion in common. All of them are Christian, although of different denominations. In fact, symbolically, some of them are the highest religious authority in their country. Half of European monarchies are Catholic. When visiting the pope, so called “Catholic Queens” can wear white instead of the traditional black clothing. In Spain, the royal family is Catholic. It's headed by king Juan Carlos and queen Sofia of Bourbon, who originally is from the Greek royal family. Before getting married, the queen was...
  • One Ma'am and her dogs: Or how the Queen can control her beloved Labradors from 800 yards

    08/27/2011 7:32:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-26-11 | Tim Heald
    My first encounter with a royal dog came in November 1990, when I rather nervously accepted an invitation to lunch at Clarence House to discuss my forthcoming biography of Prince Philip. Ushered into a drawing room by an equerry, I was introduced first to the Queen Mother, then Princess Margaret and finally one of the small brown barrels of fur sitting on the carpet. The corgi gazed up... Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2029871/Queen-controls-Labradors-800-yards-just-using-hand-signals-whistles.html#ixzz1WEuqI8m0
  • CAPTION Prince & Princess

    07/02/2011 3:15:55 PM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 2, 2011 | Reuters
  • Prince Albert of Monaco faces paternity test after wedding (newly weds leave in "green car")

    07/02/2011 2:17:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 2, 2011 | Henry Samuels and Patrick Sawer
    The wedding was a glittering affair, the likes of which have not been seen since Prince Rainier III married Hollywood icon Grace Kelly in Monaco more than half a century ago. ....But as the couple took their vows, Prince Albert’s colourful past threatened to overshadow the proceedings. It has now been revealed that, following the couple's civil ceremony, a senior palace official confirmed rumours that Prince Albert is likely to undergo the test after claims that he has fathered a third child. ....Albert already has a six-year-old son, Alexandre, through a former Togolese air hostess, Nicole Coste, and a 19-year-old...
  • Think Washington acting like royalty? Here's proof Coin-case brief says Department of Justice 'goes

    06/22/2011 9:04:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wnd ^ | 6/22/11 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Department of Justice is claiming power and authority beyond even what the kings of England held in a case involving private "Liberty Dollar" coins that were offered to individuals who wanted them for investing or for exchanging for goods and services, according to a "friend-of-the-court" legal brief. The case is against Bernard Von NotHaus, who was convicted on three counts of counterfeiting related to his work with the coins. The claim regarding the arrogation of power was made in a brief filed by members of the law firm of William J. Olson of Vienna, Va., and Gary Kreep...
  • The Duchess factor: How Catherine now shifts clothes faster than fashion's..(title truncated)

    06/01/2011 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6-1-11 | Tamara Abraham
    Original title: The Duchess factor: How Catherine now shifts clothes faster than fashion's '$3billion woman' Michelle Obama ------------------------------- As if we needed any further proof that the new Duchess of Cambridge has serious fashion clout, it appears she has now surpassed Michelle Obama in selling power. Since her engagement to Prince William last year, everything Catherine wears now sells out in minutes, rivalling only the U.S. First Lady's impact on the industry. The Reiss Shola dress she wore to meet Mrs Obama last week was the strongest example to date. As soon as pictures of the Duchess appeared online, the...
  • Caption This: Osama Bin Laden head shot

    05/03/2011 6:35:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    03 MAY 11 | dcbryan1
    Shepard Smith: "Good gawd, look at that!"
  • Pr William, friends turned away from restaurant (Am shocked:"they'd have cleared it out for Obama"

    04/19/2011 7:00:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2011 | AP
    ..... “The plan was to eat there, but unfortunately they had one of their chefs off sick so they weren’t able to cope with the number that we had brought, “ the operational commander of William’s unit, Squadron Leader Iain “Spike” Wright, said Thursday. “And so we found another location and we moved on.” A local businessman, Jonathan Campbell, 39, said the restaurant phoned the nearby Treaddur Bay hotel to see if they could take the party. “They thought it was a joke that it was Prince William and his buddies and they had to ring three or four times...
  • Why the Obsession with the British Monarchy?

    04/18/2011 3:14:00 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 42 replies
    Conclub ^ | 04-18-11 | The Rat
    A WALT DISNEY FAIRY TALE IN A NON-FAIRY TALE WORLD - The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is nearly upon us. Cable news channels are ramping up for 24×7 coverage. Brits of all shapes and sizes are busting at the seams, and people around the world who yearn for the days of Princess Diana are coming out of the woodwork like crazy. Why? Think about it: On April 29, millions upon millions of people the world over will watch the wedding of a woman who is only famous because she is marrying a man who is only...
  • Trapped in time: Chateau left in the dark for a century on the wishes of obsessive owner

    03/20/2011 4:34:30 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 2, 2011 | Matt Blake
    When wealthy French bachelor Louis Mantin demanded that nobody touch his lavish mansion for 100 years after his death, even the occupying German army paid heed. The eccentric recluse, who died in 1905, wrote in his will that he wanted Maison Mantin, in Moulins, Central France, to be turned into a museum dedicated to himself and his gentlemanly lifestyle. His vision was for visitors to experience his world a century on, uncorrupted by the passing of time. In doing so he ensured he was not forgotten.
  • Democrat Fundraiser Jeffrey Epsteins Doing Favors for the Powerful

    03/07/2011 6:26:51 PM PST · by STD · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/8/11 | Swinford
    Duchess of York admits Duke arranged for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to pay off her debts The Duchess of York has admitted that her former husband arranged for a convicted paedophile to pay off her debts.
  • Prince Andrew risks losing ambassador job as girl in underage sex case reveals meeting him

    02/28/2011 7:10:20 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 11:11 AM on 28th February 2011 | By Tom Leonard
    Serious doubts are being cast on Prince Andrew’s suitability to represent Britain following revelations that he spent time with a girl of 17 while she was being sexually exploited by one of his billionaire friends. The Duke of York, 51, was pictured with his arm around the bare midriff of Virginia Roberts, a vulnerable teenager hired to work as an ‘erotic masseuse’ and perform sexual favours for American businessman Jeffrey Epstein and his friends. Later, she claims, Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell told her: ‘You did well. He had fun.’
  • Snub Sparks Diplomatic Crisis

    12/19/2010 9:20:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Revelation that the guest list for Prince William’s wedding next year won’t include the Obamas has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Sources inside the US State Department confirm that President Obama is considering severing diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, a nation once held to be our closest ally. “This is a royal snub if you ask me,” said the President’s visibly angry Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. “After all this country has done for the Brits—bailing them out in two World Wars, boosting the careers of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, adopting their language as our own—to be stabbed in the...
  • Swedish queen's family 'made fortune from Jewish factory seized by Nazis'

    12/01/2010 5:33:13 PM PST · by devere · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 1, 2010 | Allan Hall
    Swedish TV4 broadcast a documentary detailing how Walter Sommerlath, a German Nazi Party member, had bought the factory from Efim Wechsler, a Jew. The transaction was part of the so-called "Ayranisation" of such enterprises according to the Nuremberg Laws which stripped Jews of their rights and property. The factory allegedly made Ack Ack guns for the Luftwaffe and also parts for tanks. When she married in 1976 the Queen's German father denied he had ever been a member of the Nazi party. That fiction was exposed some years later by a Swedish newspaper which proved he joined the movement in...
  • Another ‘Draft’ Memo on How to Stop Enforcing Immigration Laws

    In the wake of last month’s DHS memo on how to create a de facto amnesty without congressional consent comes a similar “draft” proposal instructing local police to stop enforcing immigration laws. As reported by my colleague Jessica Vaughan, “According to a draft policy document now being circulated among a limited group of stakeholders, ICE chief John Morton intends to prohibit not only his officers, but also local officers with 287(g)immigration authority, from busting illegal aliens who are discovered as a result of traffic violations.” So that means we’ll go back to the situation where illegal aliens can drive illegally...
  • Caption The Royals in Spain (with Michelle)

    08/09/2010 11:19:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 67 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughter Sasha (L) pose with Spain's King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia (2nd R) and Princess Letizia before their lunch at Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca August 8, 2010.
  • Michelle Obama lunches with Spain's royal family

    08/08/2010 10:15:58 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 5:01 PM on 8th August 2010 | By Mail Foreign Service,
    U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and her younger daughter lunched with Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia today at the royal summer residence on the Balearic island of Majorca. Mrs Obama, nine-year-old Sasha and their entourage flew into the Majorcan capital of Palma from the glitzy Mediterranean resort of Marbella, where they have been staying since Wednesday at a deluxe hotel. The lunch is Mrs Obama's last engagement in Spain before flying home to Washington DC, where she has come under fire for her lavish break on the Costa del Sol with 40 friends, which has been estimated at...
  • 19-hour TFR to shut down Las Vegas

    07/08/2010 12:51:00 PM PDT · by grjr21 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    AOPA Online ^ | July 1, 2010 | AOPA ePublishing staff
    Las Vegas will essentially be closed to general aviation pilots trying to fly into the area for parts of July 8 and 9. A 19-hour presidential temporary flight restriction will shut down all three major GA airports in the area: McCarran International, Henderson Executive, and North Las Vegas. AOPA President Craig Fuller has reached out to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano once again to reiterate the negative economic impact these TFRs have on the local economies and the need for GA to be represented in the TFR planning process. Reminding Napolitano of the negative economic and public...