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  • Penn State Acts to Remove Snowmen/s

    11/13/2015 8:18:35 AM PST · by huckfillary · 65 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | November 13, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    In a display of solidarity with campus activists, the Penn State Board of Trustees voted unanimously to ban the making of snowmen on campus. "The snowman is the ultimate expression of white privilege," said a Black Lives Matter activist who refused to be identified. "It is a symbol of our hateful past and must be removed from our national consciousness. After all, every snowman is white. Can any rational person dispute this?" The vote culminated a months-long campaign of petition drives and public rallies. The goal was to get the ban in place before the first snowfall. With the vote,...
  • Saudi cleric issues fatwa on snowmen

    01/13/2015 7:21:20 AM PST · by billorites · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 12, 2014
    A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious edict forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic. Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.” Quoting Muslim scholars, Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam....
  • President Obama: I don't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol

    01/19/2014 8:56:32 PM PST · by EinNYC · 37 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | JANUARY 19, 2014 | MICHAEL WALSH
    In a profile published on The New Yorker's website, the President admits he smoked marijuana when he was younger and is pretty sure a lot of other politicians did, too, but that some demographics are more harshly punished for the offense. He says if it is legalized, it could lead to a slippery slope, with supporters possibly wanting to legalize recreational use of other drugs, such as meth or cocaine. President Obama thinks marijuana is no more dangerous than booze — and even less harmful "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer." "As has been well-documented, I smoked...
  • O'Connell: No offense meant when snowman photographed in Confederate flag bikini top

    02/18/2013 9:03:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Taunton Gazette (Mass.) ^ | February 11, 2013 | Gerry Tuoti
    TAUNTON — State Rep. Shaunna O’Connell said she meant no offense when she posted a photograph on Facebook showing a snowman decorated with a Confederate flag bikini top. “It was just kids having innocent fun,” O’Connell said. “Nothing should be read into that at all.” O’Connell, R-Taunton, posted the image to Facebook on Sunday, along with photographs of her children playing in the snow and a U.S. flag against a snowy backdrop. The Confederate flag, regardless of the intent behind its display, can be a racially charged image for many Americans, said Michael Curry, president of the NAACP’s Boston chapter.
  • Giant snowman makes Ont. dad talk of the town

    01/02/2013 11:04:25 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 41 replies
    London Free Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | Hank Daniszewski
    Maybe it was all that waiting, but when Bob Mann made his snowman, he went big. The six-metre snowman, sporting a dapper top hat, stands in the front yard of his home on Godfrey Dr., in the Huron and Highbury area. Mann planned to build the snowman last year, fashioning the top hat out of a 20-litre pail and sewing four scarves together.
  • 'The Snowman' set for anniversary sequel

    12/28/2011 5:30:33 AM PST · by the scotsman · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28th December 2011 | BBC News
    'A sequel to classic animated short The Snowman is to be produced by Channel 4 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original's 1982 broadcast. The Snowman 2 - described as "a brand new adventure" featuring Raymond Briggs's character and "a new set of friends" - will air next Christmas. London-based animation company Lupus Films told The Guardian it would be "new and fresh [and] not identical". The original film was nominated for an Academy Award in 1983.'
  • Remembering Tony Snow On His Birthday.

    06/01/2011 1:57:24 AM PDT · by saveliberty · 180 replies
    Our memories of a good man | June 1, 2011 | saveliberty
    Please join me in remembering Tony Snow and his family on his birthday. Happy Birthday, Tony! We miss you and keep your family in our hearts and prayers.
  • Insane Bus Driver Brutally Murders Snowman

    12/16/2010 6:41:56 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 12-4-10
    Snowman dies What's troubling is this: It looked as though he went out of his lane, and into the oncoming lane (there was no oncoming traffic) to plow it down. Perhaps that was the problem? I personally really don't see why they should have asked him to resign. Posted by: Sail'nTodd | December 15, 2010 at 01:54 PM hsgbdmama Aren't there laws about placing objects in the street which obstruct traffic? Posted by: hsgbdmama | December 16, 2010 at 08:07 AM Maddie - Saukville If the guy was in his personal vehicle, I'd have an issue with him losing his...
  • A TRIBUTE TO THE SNOW MAN

    12/12/2010 8:47:21 PM PST · by eastforker · 7 replies
    You go Tony, we will never forget you.
  • KKK Snowman Spreads Holiday Hate In Hayden

    12/04/2010 5:07:37 PM PST · by Wile E Coyote Genius · 38 replies · 1+ views
    HAYDEN, Idaho -- While most see the holiday season as one of joy and merrymaking, at least one Hayden, Idaho, resident is taking the opportunity to spread a little hate courtesy of a noose-carrying, KKK hood-wearing snowman on their front lawn.
  • Who First Coined the Term "ObamaCare"?

    10/29/2010 9:28:35 AM PDT · by weston · 30 replies
    Yesterday on FoxNews I heard Geraldine Ferraro say that whoever coined the term ObamaCare was brilliant. She said it took all the negatives of the plan and tied it around Obama's neck. So I know my fellow Freepers will have the answer to the question "Who first coined the word "ObamaCare". Also, since the people clearly regard ObamaCare as negative, how are conservatives going to get us back to FreeMarket Health Care?
  • Ed Schultz, you're no Glenn Beck: Why "One America" rally just didn't measure up

    10/03/2010 2:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | October 3, 2010 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    The hope of the organizers of Saturday's "One America" rally in Washington was that a big turnout -- something on par with the crowd Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin attracted at the end of August -- would alter the media's midterm campaign narrative, which to date has emphasized the energy of the Republican base and the likelihood of sizable GOP gains in November. And, to the organizers' credit, the turnout, to the extent it could really be measured, seemed impressive enough. But while we might want to take this as proof that the "enthusiasm gap" is vanishing and that the...
  • Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth

    09/28/2010 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 80 replies
    vancouver sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reopened a long-running feud with Fox News Channel, branding the conservative U.S. cable network as "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States. In an interview published Tuesday by Rolling Stone magazine, Obama took specific aim at Fox's Australian-born chairman and chief executive, accusing Rupert Murdoch of being more concerned about generating profits than promoting an agenda to improve America's well-being. The U.S. president likened Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term 'yellow' journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Investigate Racism in the Obama Justice Department

    09/28/2010 5:33:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Natiunal Review Online ^ | September 28, 2010 | An drew McCarthy
    Those who read this space know I am not a fan of the Republicans’ vaunted “Pledge to America.” I’m for simple pledges, the kind that get back to basics. If the Republican party is interested in making a pledge like that — a pledge that will resonate with the vast majority of the American people — here’s a suggestion: Promise an unwavering commitment to the principle of equal protection of the law for every American citizen. Promise, therefore, that Congress will investigate weighty allegations that the Obama Justice Department is engaged in racist law-enforcement practices. Promise, moreover, that any executive-branch...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 September 2010

    09/26/2010 5:12:31 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 359 replies · 1+ views
    various ^ | 26 Sep 2010 | V arious
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 26th, 2010 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; John Boehner, R-Ohio; and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Michelle Rhee, schools chancellor for the District of Columbia; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager, Detroit public schools.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Marco Rubio, Republican nominee for Senate in Florida; Ken Buck, Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado; Sal Russo, chief strategist, Tea Party Express.THIS WEEK (ABC): Presidential adviser David Axelrod; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.;...
  • ABC News: White House Reacts to Woodward Book

    09/22/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    A senior administration official who read the book says "the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role." The official says of the descriptions of the infighting in the book that "the debates in the book are well known because the policy review process was covered so exhaustively." White House officials are still matching New York Times excerpts with anecdotes in the book but one says not all the quoting is fair, especially Vice President...
  • Bronstein at Large: Should Obama have smoked crack?

    09/15/2010 12:05:13 AM PDT · by thecodont · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | September 14 2010 at 12:25 PM | Posted By: Phil Bronstein
    Barack Obama is a reformed doper, so of course he's against legalizing marijuana. Another disappointment for the legions of politically progressive fans who'd taken to Obamania as though it was its own opiate. Who is this guy, anyway? He's said he smoked dope and snorted coke in his youth. So where's the empathy, man? But forget about its effect on his policies. His druggie past is not helping him shape the overarching grit of his public character nearly as much as it could be. Weed and cocaine? Who's going to be impressed with that, when his hugely successful contemporaries like...
  • Video: Obama Goes Off Teleprompter and Claims Opponents "Talk About Me Like a Dog"

    09/06/2010 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | September 6, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    I can't wait to see Robert Gibbs walk this one back tomorrow. Surely, some able reporter will ask him to explain in more detail exactly who President Obama was referring to and what comment met the bar for "talk about me like a dog." Video is here.
  • Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 6:24:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 465 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>In the wake of Glenn Beck's hugely successful Restoring Honor rally held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, the Huffington Post has published an offer of $100,000 to anyone with evidence that would destroy Beck's reputation and take him off the political/cultural battlefield.</p>
  • Remembering Tony Snow and his family on his birthday

    06/01/2010 3:50:04 AM PDT · by saveliberty · 213 replies · 1,537+ views
    Free Republic | June 1, 2010 | saveliberty
    Today is Tony Snow's birthday. We remember our friend and his family on his birthday. Happy Birthday, Tony! Please add a message for Tony's friends and family as we remember our friend on this day.