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  • The Upright and Locked Position

    08/31/2014 4:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Aug. 24, United Airlines diverted a Newark-to-Denver flight to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after two passengers got into an argument. It started when a 47-year-old man used a device called the Knee Defender to prevent the 48-year-old woman in front of him from reclining her seat. According to The Associated Press, a flight attendant told the male passenger that United does not allow the bracketlike gadget. He refused to remove it. The female passenger then threw water at the male passenger, which probably didn't thrill the passengers seated next to him. (He was in the middle seat.) The airliner's...
  • Obama Admin Official Suggests Bergdahl's Platoon Mates Were "Psychopaths"

    06/05/2014 9:05:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Perhaps the most insane theory seen to date regarding Bowe Bergdahl was posited on Twitter yesterday by Brandon Friedman, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Friedman suggested that perhaps Bergdahl is not a deserter who may have actually aided the Taliban, but instead, was attempting to flee from a platoon full of "psychopaths." Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership? (1/5) — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 5, 2014 And your evidence of this is...? What if...
  • 25 Rude Things Moms Have Heard Upon Announcing They're Pregnant Again

    05/28/2014 10:38:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies
    cafemom.com ^ | Nicole Fabian-Weber
    When you announce your first pregnancy, friends, coworkers, and family members all but pop a bottle of champagne and sit you down and start rubbing your feet. The joy! The excitement! So, naturally, when you tell people you're pregnant again, you're going to get that same jubilant reaction, right? Wrong. Maybe it's because you've been there, done that, but second (and third, and fourth) pregnancies don't seem to get quite the glee-filled responses first pregnancies get. Take it from moms who've experienced this first-hand. Here are 25 obnoxious comments women have actually heard after telling people they're pregnant again. Congratulations?...
  • French Café Charges Extra for Rudeness

    12/11/2013 5:33:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Dec 2013
    The owners of a café in the south of France have struck a blow for good old-fashioned French politeness, with a sign charging extra for customers who forget their manners while ordering their coffee. The French are well-known for their love of everyday formalities. While much of the Western world can sometimes seem to get through the day with grunts and nods, the French insist on sprinkling their exchanges with a “Madame” here and a “C’est trop gentil” there. Baguette purchases must be preceded by a mandatory “Bonjour”, and it’s de rigeur to wish complete strangers a good afternoon, even...
  • POTD: Wrong Spot News [Miami TV Caught Parking in Handicapped Spot! LOL!]

    10/02/2013 12:39:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 9/30/13
    Channel 10 have this feature on their Facebook page and website where they encourage viewers to send in photos of bad South Florida drivers. Well, cameras are everywhere, and someone sent SFLTV this photo of a WPLG Local 10 news ENG van parked in a handicap parking space...
  • Michelle Obama Too Busy Shovelling Food In Her Mouth - Eyerolls Boehner

    01/21/2013 4:12:05 PM PST · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    At the inaugural celebration, Obama actually seems somewhat cordial to John Boehner, House Speaker. But Michelle is much too busy shoveling food into her mouth, and when Boehner tries to get her attention, she manages an eyeroll at him...
  • Customers Called 'Fat Girls' on Restaurant Bill

    12/10/2012 1:26:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 97 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12.10.2012 | abc
    The dinner bill for three friends at Chilly D's Restaurant stung, but it wasn't the price - printed on the top of the receipt were the words "Fat Girls". "I got the bill, I was looking at bill [and] I was like, 'Why does this receipt say 'fat girls?'" customer Christine Duran said. The friends had dined out at the Stockton, Calif., restaurant, which is a part of the Cameo Casino Restaurant, on Thursday. The bill lists charges for three tri-tips with fries and three sodas, for a total of $25.50. A bartender named Jeff had apparently typed in "Fat...
  • Biden Embraces the Democratic Dark Side

    10/13/2012 8:02:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Chris Stirewalt
    Biden Embraces the Democratic Dark Side By Chris Stirewalt Published October 12, 2012 “I think it deserves to be laughed at. I think it deserves our scorn, and I think they should be ashamed of themselves.” -- Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, head of the Democratic Governor’s Association, talking to reporters after the vice presidential debate, explaining that Vice President Joe Biden was right to laugh and jeer at Rep. Paul Ryan’s fiscal plan, which O’Malley called “crap.” President Obama’s top political advisor, David Axelrod, jumped in and took over debate preparations for Vice President Joe Biden, according to a senior...
  • French Admit They Are 'Rude, Stroppy, and Slothful'

    French admit they are 'rude, stroppy, and slothful' The French have admitted they are "rude, stroppy, and slothful" in a new survey about what they think of their own behaviour. The poll revealed 97 per cent of Paris public transport users believed fellow travellers were "ill-mannered" and lacked civility. The biggest gripe was people forcing their way onto trains before other passengers had got off. Other irritations were passengers talking too loudly on mobile phones, and people sprawling over two seats in packed carriages. Also included in the list of annoyances were queue-jumping at ticket counters, leaping over barriers without...
  • Mark Levin Show,"Ameritopia",Ray Charles Friday,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 13,2012

    04/13/2012 2:49:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 13, 2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Live Thread: 12:15 Eastern, Man-Child Occupier to "accomodate" Freedom of Religion announcement

    02/10/2012 9:03:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies · 2+ views
    2/10/2012 | Axelrod-loaded teleprompter, Obama reads it
    Available on all news networks. The Lie Festival begins to about 25 minutes, if the teleprompter is working correctly
  • Outta my way! America's rudest cities (can you guess without reading?)

    01/20/2012 5:00:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 01/20/2012 | Katrina Brown Hunt
    <p>Which is worse when you’re traveling: the local driver who blithely cuts you off in traffic or the surly cabbie who gives you attitude right to your face?</p> <p>Such skirmishes no doubt fueled this year’s America’s Rudest Cities contest, voted on by Travel + Leisure readers. Three-time-champion Los Angeles, home of road rage, went head-to-head with classically brusque East Coast cities such as Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. — all of which landed in the top five.</p>
  • (Vanity) Did Anyone Else Notice Obama Snub Hillary Last Night?

    01/26/2011 10:53:37 AM PST · by demkicker · 40 replies
    Demkicker | 1/26/2011 | Demkicker
    Maybe I haven't tuned into the right television channels or radio stations, but I haven't heard "the snub" discussed. I clearly saw Obama snub Hillary last night. Right after his speech, Obama was shaking hands with various pols who were standing close to Hillary. She was making serious eye contact with him and poised for her photo-op congratulating him. Just as it was about to be Hillary's turn, Obama abruptly turned his back on her and walked away to shake more hands. I thought it spoke volumes of his hatred of her. No doubt the feeling is mutual.
  • US charges Frenchman in plane smoking row ("I'm French, F---you!")

    01/11/2011 10:58:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Google ^ | January 11, 2011 | AFP
    <p>When Lebrun was observed walking toward the bathroom he was again instructed not to smoke," the complaint said.</p> <p>"Lebrun appeared intoxicated and smelled of cigarettes and alcohol. Lebrun then approached a female flight crew attendant in an aggressive manner and pushed her away with both hands. When the airline attendant instructed Lebrun not to touch her, Lebrun pushed her away again with both hands."</p>
  • Snubbed: No Obamas at Britain’s Royal Wedding

    12/21/2010 11:41:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 21, 2010 | Belladonna Rogers
    Barack and Michelle earn themselves a tempest in a Wedgwood teapot. Last week the Daily Mail reported that President and Mrs. Obama will not be among the 2,000 invited to Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, to attend the wedding of Prince William, the older son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. This news has caused the proverbial tempest in a teapot. How could this snub have come about?One might well ask, how could this snub not have come about? LetÂ’s take a brief stroll down memory lane, shall we? Not two weeks into his presidency, Mr. Obama...
  • Rep. Weiner On Death Tax: "You Aren't Paying Anything Because You're Dead" (Video)

    12/08/2010 1:06:10 PM PST · by careyb · 55 replies · 2+ views
    The Hope For America ^ | 12/8/10 | Anthony Weiner
    A contentious exchange with Megyn Kelly.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, August-5-2010

    08/05/2010 2:33:05 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 61 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    Over ONE MILLION copies sold! On the NYTimes Bestseller List for 19 weeks, 12 weeks at #1!Buy it… read it… live it!“Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Hey Hey it's Ray Friday! July-30-2010

    07/30/2010 2:33:51 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 59 replies · 2+ views
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    Over ONE MILLION copies sold! On the NYTimes Bestseller List for 19 weeks, 12 weeks at #1!Buy it… read it… live it!“Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • 'Rude Man' Beaten, Pelted With Pasta

    04/26/2010 5:24:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies · 1,787+ views
    BOSTON -- A Roxbury man who apparently didn’t show enough chivalry was hit with a plate of pasta, punched, kicked and beaten with handbags by two women who told investigators they needed to “teach him a lesson” for not holding an elevator door for them, Boston police said. Kenyana McQuay, 27, and Waltia Funches, 28, told officers Mohammed Warsame “was rude to them” because he didn’t keep the elevator door open when it started to close on them.
  • Parisians really are rude, French poll finds

    03/02/2010 7:22:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 505+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/2/10 | Peter Allen in Paris
    Now the stereotype has been confirmed - by a French poll that completed the character assassination by labelling the capital's inhabitants "snobbish" and "self-regarding". "We find them to be hard working and cultivated," the political magazine Marianne said of Parisians in an editorial published alongside the survey. "But we consider them to be above all way too arrogant, aggressive, flirtatious, stressed, chauvinistic, snobbish, and self-regarding than other French people.
  • Toll Collectors Gone Wild

    02/23/2010 5:48:48 PM PST · by LostInBayport · 11 replies · 969+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 22, 2010 | uncredited
    FEBRUARY 22--The overwhelming majority of New Jersey state employees are courteous, hard-working individuals eager to aid the public for whom they work. And then there is the small number of toll collectors employed by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority who regularly go rogue on motorists. On the following pages you'll find an entertaining selection of complaint letters sent to turnpike officials by motorists who ran into assorted trouble when trying to pay their way on the Garden State Parkway or the New Jersey Turnpike. More than 550 letters--covering the past 18 months and addressing a variety of types of complaints--were...
  • Just plane rude: Sen. Charles Schumer refers to female flight attendant as the b-word

    12/16/2009 11:46:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies · 2,021+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/16/09 | Michael Mcauliff
    New York's famously garrulous senior senator, Chuck Schumer, got busted Wednesday for calling a female flight attendant the B-word aboard a US Airways flight from New York to Washington on Sunday. Schumer was sitting next to protege Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, gabbing away on his phone, when a flight attendant told him to shut it down. Schumer turned off his phone, and then argued with the attendant that he was allowed to talk while the cabin door is open. He lost.
  • Rudeness Poll: Smelly passengers voted the most hated

    10/11/2009 1:41:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 1,605+ views
    news ^ | October 09, 2009 | Kate Schneider
    PASSENGERS who have poor personal hygiene or kick seats have been voted the most disliked flyers in a new survey. A wide variety of annoying travel behaviour was detailed in US travel company Travelocity’s 2009 Rudeness Poll, which surveyed 1600 passengers on their pet peeves.The annoyances varied between the time of boarding the plane, during the flight and when departing. When boarding those surveyed were most annoyed by passengers who wrested with larger than allowed carry-on luggage. This was followed by people who crowded the boarding line, blocked the isle, stored their luggage carelessly or used overhead bins for small...
  • How rude! Why is everyone so angry lately?

    09/15/2009 6:15:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 82 replies · 1,893+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/15/2009 | Lydia Martin
    <p>Rudeness has taken center stage of late (old news to anyone who drives in South Florida). Etiquette experts say society has changed, and not for the better.</p> <p>R-E-S-P-E-C-T.</p> <p>Does the rash of high-profile rudeness we've witnessed in the past few days suggest we've forgotten the basic concept?</p>
  • "Thanks, you little f*****": Family horrified after restaurant bill...

    09/13/2009 4:27:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 71 replies · 3,753+ views
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 2009-09-11 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Most parents have experienced their young children getting restless when waiting for a meal in a restaurant. But not many get the bill at the end of it with a message describing their offspring as a 'little f*****'. This is what happened to parents Craig and Kimberley Cartin at a Mexican restaurant in Halifax, West Yorkshire, where they received the receipt which had 'Thanky you littell f*****' written on it. ... Fuming Craig, a 34-year-old administrator, said: 'I couldn't believe my eyes. The meal was indifferent anyway but to be abused on the bill is unbelievably offensive. 'I consider myself...
  • It’s Official: The French Are Rude

    07/09/2009 11:10:01 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 32 replies · 2,106+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/09/09 | Michael Naragon
    In a poll sponsored by Expedia.com, 4,500 international hotels were asked which country’s tourists were they least excited to see come through the lobby. The answer? Of course, the French. According to the responses, the French were seen as cheap, arrogant, and unwilling to speak the languages of the places they visited. Isn’t this how Barack Obama characterized Americans who traveled abroad, as knowing nothing more than “merci beaucoup”? A spokesman on French radio explained away the poor performance in the survey by saying that the country of France is so superior that few French ever feel the need to...
  • Family Night for Obamas Miffs Some in Moscow (Tired Obama's Gaffes)

    07/08/2009 5:57:52 AM PDT · by raybbr · 68 replies · 3,399+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 7, 2009 | PETER BAKER
    MOSCOW — If Paris is for lovers, it looks like Moscow is for families. After passing on dinner with the French president to go on a date in the City of Light with his wife last month, President Obama took leave of his Russian hosts on Tuesday night to seclude himself in his Moscow hotel with his wife, Michelle, and their daughters. The first family enjoyed a relaxed evening at the O2 Lounge, the super-chic, super-pricey rooftop club at the new Ritz-Carlton, although no doubt the Secret Service first cleared the place of most if not all of the swaggering...
  • (Drunk?) Julia Roberts Drops F-Bomb Several Times During Tom Hanks Tribute

    04/28/2009 10:41:56 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 50 replies · 3,289+ views
    US Magazine ^ | Tuesday April 28, 2009
    Get Julia Roberts a bar of soap! At a Film Society of Lincoln Center event honoring Tom Hanks in NYC Monday, the Duplicity star, 41, dropped the F-bomb several times. "Alright well, it's late and I'm paying my babysitter overtime and I have to pee," she began. "So Tom, everybody f-----g likes you. All my bits are gone. Listen, I had lunch today with Rita [Wilson, Hanks' wife], and her t--s were here [motioned high] and her waist was here [motioned small] and her a-- was like that [motioned high], so what can I tell you that's new? Tom Hanks,...
  • President Barack Obama just plain rude to Britain. Don't call us in future.

    03/04/2009 7:09:56 PM PST · by reprobate · 100 replies · 2,945+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | 03-04-09 | Iain Martin
    Why couldn't President Obama have put on more of a show for his British guests? He looked like he simply couldn't be bothered. Number 10 may be content that they just about got away with the visit to the Oval Office yesterday, as Andrew Porter reports from Washington. But on this side of the Atlantic the whole business looked pretty demeaning. The morning papers and TV last night featured plenty of comment focused on the White House's very odd and, frankly, exceptionally rude treatment of a British PM. Squeezing in a meeting, denying him a full press conference with flags...
  • Obama's rude shock to 6 figure earners (No DUH!)

    02/28/2009 8:02:01 AM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 122 replies · 3,850+ views
    NEW YORK (Fortune) -- During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama tempered his pledge to substantially raise taxes for high earners with an important proviso: He'd simply restore rates to their levels during the Clinton Administration. The implication was that families in the upper brackets would see their total tax bite go back to the levels of the 1990s, but no higher. Now, it sure looks like Obama is reneging on that promise. The burden will indeed go far higher than in the Clinton years via a technicality -- one that will come as a rude shock even to the taxpayers...
  • MARINE VETERAN KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL FOR POSSESSING FIREARMS

    02/12/2009 8:50:52 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 100 replies · 3,917+ views
    Oregon Firearms Federation ^ | 2/10/09 | unknown
    02.10.09MARINE VETERAN KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL FOR POSSESSING FIREARMS WOU STUDENT TRIED, CONVICTED AND SENTENCED.The WOU student who was falsely arrested and charged with possession of a firearm in a public building, had all his criminal charges dropped by the Polk County DA tonight.The DA admitted no wrongdoing on his part, or on the part of the police who arrested Jeff Maxwell for a "crime" that does not exist.In a statement released to OFF's attorney, the DA said "I believe the Monmouth Police Department issued the citation in good faith and that there was an arguable violation. However, a careful...
  • Biden's Politeness With Palin Is Over

    10/10/2008 5:58:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies · 1,315+ views
    See BS ^ | 10/10/2008 | Ryan Corsaro
    (SPRINGFIELD, MO.) - While Joe Biden talks about the “big issues” the country is facing - the worsening economic crisis, the need for energy independence, the disappearing pensions for American workers – it’s also worth noting that he has changed his tone on Sarah Palin to one that borders on condescension and mockery. Prior to the debate, Biden said he “respected” Palin and limited his comments to saying “I don’t know much about her” when he spoke publicly. In Green Bay last month, Biden said, “Sarah Palin has made a couple really good political speeches, and she makes a very...
  • Obama to Supporters: 'Argue with Your Neighbors, Get in Their Face'

    09/17/2008 8:34:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 223 replies · 3,294+ views
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois today exhorted his supporters to get extremely aggressive in their communities to persuade their neighbors to vote for Obama in November.Speaking to a crowd in Elko, Nevada, Obama was quoted by the AP as urging the people to be his 'ambassadors':"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face. "And if they tell you that, 'Well, we're...
  • German lawmakers embarrass their envoy in S.F. (Germans Gone Wild!)

    08/24/2008 2:10:21 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 37 replies · 394+ views
    San Francisco Chronical ^ | August 24, 2008 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    <p>German lawmakers embarrass their envoy in S.F. Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross Sunday, August 24, 2008 They came. They shopped. And they embarrassed the hell out of us.</p> <p>That was the reaction of the German consul general in San Francisco, Rolf Schütte, to a group of lawmakers from his homeland who recently traipsed through the city, leaving a lot of bad feelings in their wake after using a racial slur and choosing sightseeing and shopping over meetings with their U.S. counterparts.</p>
  • Three Minnesota Junior High Students Suspended for Not Standing During Pledge

    05/10/2008 7:30:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies · 126+ views
    Three Minnesota Junior High Students Suspended for Not Standing During Pledge Saturday , May 10, 2008 AP DILWORTH, Minn. — Fourteen-year-old Bishop Edens was suspended from school Friday because he wouldn't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, but he was quickly invited back once his principal learned that rule might be unconstitutional. The back-and-forth came on the second day of controversy at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Junior High over the school's policy of requiring students to stand — but not necessarily recite — during the pledge. Edens saw three of his classmates get disciplined by Principal Colleen Houglum on Thursday, so he decided...
  • Franken didn't exactly leave 'em laughing in Northfield (Jerk Alert)

    01/23/2008 9:34:42 PM PST · by Seven Minute Maniac · 19 replies · 187+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | January 23, 2008 | CJ.
    Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Al Franken didn't exactly leave 'em laughing in Northfield. Earlier this month Franken was at Carleton College, where the late Sen. Paul Wellstone was a professor, for a student rally related to a special election in the state Senate District 25. After the rally in the great space of Sayles-Hill some students crowded around to take photos with the "Saturday Night Live" alum. Franken's spokesman Andy Barr said via e-mail Tuesday that Al "remembers having a spirited convo w/ College GOPer at the urging of some of the kid's College Dem pals. Seemed like everyone...
  • Chelsea Clinton Snubs 9-Year-Old

    12/31/2007 9:29:51 AM PST · by Cagey · 206 replies · 3,530+ views
    WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 12-31-2007
    VINTON, Iowa -- It's one thing for Hillary Clinton's campaign to turn down interview requests for the candidate's daughter, Chelsea. But can't a 9-year old reporter catch a break? Sydney Rieckoff, a Cedar Rapids fourth grader and "kid reporter" for Scholastic News, has posed questions to seven Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls as they've campaigned across Iowa this year. But when she approached the 27-year-old Chelsea after a campaign event Sunday, she got a different response. "Do you think your dad would be a good 'first man' in the White House?" Rieckoff asked, but Chelsea brushed her question aside. "I'm...
  • Heads Up! Mr & Mrs Fred Thompson will be interviewed on Hannity & Colmes tonight

    10/03/2007 5:49:16 PM PDT · by kellynla · 269 replies · 5,925+ views
    Fox News | 10/3/2007 | staff
    Mr. & Mrs. Fred Thompson will be interviewed on Hannity & Colmes tonight.
  • Rude Giuliani

    10/01/2007 2:56:12 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 79 replies · 208+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/01/2007 | John Fund
    A lot is going well for Rudy Giuliani's campaign. His fund raising is strong. He outstrips his GOP rivals in national polls. His speeches on taxes and health care were solid. He picked up some foreign-policy gravitas with a successful trip to London. But there is a fly in the ointment. Even members of Mr. Giuliani's own staff are appalled at how he handled the incident in which he answered a phone call from his wife, Judith, right in the middle of a nationally televised speech to the National Rifle Association. What was that about? Columnist Robert Novak cites "supporters...
  • War over the Confederacy Rages in Texas

    02/12/2007 7:40:34 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 1,667 replies · 11,488+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | @/11/07 | Howard Witt
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Civil War ended nearly 142 years ago, for most of the country anyway, but bitter battles over how zealously that war should be remembered are erupting in Austin, the Texas capital. First, rock musician Ted Nugent wore a T-shirt featuring the Confederate battle flag — a banner sometimes employed by Southern white-supremacist groups — at the Jan. 16 inaugural ball for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, prompting criticism from civil-rights groups. A few days later, the state's elected land commissioner, arguing for a more "balanced" view of history, marked Confederate Heroes Day — an official state holiday...
  • Kagen introduces a little levity to the White House(Wisconsins newest Congressman?)

    01/12/2007 9:49:10 AM PST · by milwguy · 71 replies · 2,117+ views
    the scene online ^ | 01/12/2007 | milwguy
    While meeting last month with a group of area peace activists, then Congressman-elect Steve Kagen told a story of his first visit to the White House that shows a feisty and humorous side to our new man in Congress. He told the group one of the first lessons he learned in Washington is to never pass up a rest room because you don’t know when you’ll see one again. He’d already had a long day of freshman orientation when he and his wife, Gail, were expected at the White House. Upon arrival, he asks a Marine where he can find...
  • Today Show - Meredith Viera is rudely interrupting the First Lady every time she speaks

    09/18/2006 5:27:47 AM PDT · by blessu · 25 replies · 4,112+ views
    Today Show | Sep. 18, 2006 | blessu
    I just turned on the Today Show and saw Meredith Viera repeatedly interrupting the First Lady -- it was incredibly rude and disrespectful -- I couldn't bear to watch it, so I turned it off after about 1 minute. Whatever happened to respect and civility in this country? Is this what the mainstream media thinks we want to watch?
  • The Democrats hung up on me

    08/13/2006 3:02:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 46 replies · 2,558+ views
    Brendanloy.com ^ | 8/13/06 | Brendan Loy
    I just got a phone call from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, asking for a donation. When I tried to calmly and politely explain that I’m no longer associating myself with the Democrats because they “don’t consider Joe Lieberman a Democrat anymore,” the caller interrupted me and said, “Well, that’s true. He’s not a Democrat. He’s been acting like a Republican.” I responded that “that’s a distortion of his record” and briefly elaborated on why Lieberman is by no means a Republican. The caller again disagreed with me, saying, “Well, if you look at the way he’s been acting for...
  • French try not to be so rude

    08/13/2006 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 7,065+ views
    News.com.au ^ | August 13, 2006 | Eleonore Slama
    AS Parisians crowd to the beaches in August, tourists are descending on the City of Light in droves, undeterred by a recent survey highlighting complaints that visitors get the cold shoulder from locals. The most visited country in the world, France received 76 million tourists last year, with Asians making up a growing proportion of those who came from non-European countries and 50,000 visitors jetting over every month from China alone. All this despite stereotyped images of rude waiters, bored shop assistants and impatient Parisians all too ready to give nervous tourists the brush off in rapid French. "French hospitality...
  • Family Upset About Sign In Neighbor's Yard ["Caution -- Retards..."]

    07/23/2006 4:00:15 PM PDT · by krb · 278 replies · 7,577+ views
    KSL.COM ^ | July 21, 2006 | Sam Penrod
    A cardboard sign hanging in a tree, directed at a boy with developmental disabilities, and the boy's mother, isn't happy. Neighbor: "I'm not taking the sign down, last night was the first night of peace we've got in a long ----- time." Carrie Heaton, Colton's Mother: "They've put up this sign now, that we feel is very discriminatory against my son." The cardboard sign is hanging in a tree in the Central Utah town of Nephi. It is also being denounced tonight by advocates for the disabled. The boy's family noticed the sign pointed at their home on Wednesday night,...
  • New paint blocks out cell phone signals

    03/01/2006 6:32:02 PM PST · by Vermonter · 105 replies · 2,044+ views
    UPI via Drudge ^ | 3/1/2006 | None provided
    New paint blocks out cell phone signals ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- A Rochester, N.Y., company has developed paint that can switch between blocking cell phone signals and allowing them through. "You could use this in a concert hall, allowing cell phones to work before the concert and during breaks, but shutting them down during the performance," said Michael Riedlinger, president of NaturalNano. Using nanotechnology, particles of copper are inserted into nanotubes, which are ultra-tiny tubes that occur naturally in halloysite clay mined in Utah. Combined with a radio-filtering device that collects phone signals from outside a shielded space,...
  • The world's a cell-phone stage-The device is upending social rules and creating a new culture

    02/27/2006 5:57:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 257+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/27/6 | Ryan Kim
    The phone, TV, personal computer and Internet have found revolutionary ways to connect people, entertain them and empower them. But nothing has matched the seismic cultural shift created by the cell phone, with its ability to connect and deliver content virtually anywhere, anytime. Although most of us have grown familiar with cell phones during the past 10 years, we often don't realize how much our world has been transformed by the little device in our pockets and purses. But now a number of surveys, studies and industry statistics provides a better glimpse of how this gadget has pushed us into...
  • White House Press Corps Exposed

    02/16/2006 8:42:25 AM PST · by george76 · 81 replies · 4,255+ views
    Carolina Journal. ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jon Ham
    Sitting in armchairs waiting for handouts not the best way to get scoops Members of the elite White House press corps this week have acted more like animals that have been kept in captivity for so long that they can’t find news unless it is forced down their open gullets at a daily press briefing. The Cheney hunting accident story embarrassingly revealed this fact, which probably explains the greater-than-normal anger and outrage of White House correspondents over the last few days. “Why weren’t we told?” has been the refrain, not “How did we miss that story?” The White House press...
  • I need advice dealing with my son's school...

    01/12/2006 5:29:53 PM PST · by Phil Southern · 85 replies · 2,102+ views
    Hello fellow Freepers, I always note the fact that the posters here generally respond with candor I can appreciate even though I may not always agree. That is why I am asking for advice in dealing with what could be a serious, saddening problem of which I have been made aware. Today, when I picked up my son from daycare, the daycare worker pulled me aside and informed me that other children at the daycare came to her to say that the driver of the bus they ride (from school to daycare in the afternoon), has been mean and rude...
  • Chinese on a Grand Tour (human wave of Chinese tourists wreaking havoc)

    10/23/2005 7:59:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,002+ views
    NYT ^ | October 21, 2005 | WAYNE ARNOLD
    Chinese on a Grand Tour By WAYNE ARNOLD SINGAPORE, Oct. 20 - There was near-pandemonium at the L'Oréal cosmetics counter. With only hours before the end of their weeklong National Day holiday earlier this month, a busload of package tourists from China descended on a local department store here and began clamoring for all the skin refiner and "wrinkle de-crease" they could buy. Karen Eu, one of three clerks attending to them and herself of Chinese ancestry, opened her eyes wide in exasperation. "Oh, my God," she said as she carried another fistful of Chinese yuan to the cash register....