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  • McDonald’s Just Introduced A Complicated New Straw That Has Everyone Scratching Their Heads

    02/17/2017 8:33:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Good ^ | 02/17/2017 | Penn Collins
    or decades, customers have complained that McDonald’s straws were pretty much useless when used to drink milkshakes.... But now, with the announcement of several new Shamrock Shakes, the fast food giant has swung the pendulum far in the other direction, with a straw that’s overengineered – seriously, two engineering firms worked on it – to look more like mountain climbing equipment than it does any straw we’ve ever seen. Here’s the result of design, a determined product development team, and a 3D printer: A ridiculous item like this requires an equally bombastic name, which McDonald’s has, of course, bestowed upon...
  • If You Spot A Straw Stapled To Someone's Shirt, Here’s What It Means

    11/19/2016 10:00:07 AM PST · by · 108 replies
    american freedom fighter's ^ | November 18, 2016 | Dean James
    Some liberal snowflakes are wearing safety pins on their shirts to show they are a so-called 'safe space' for others following the election of Donald Trump as our 45th president. A hack columnist at the liberal website Slate called on like-minded Americans to wear the safety pins to show solidarity with those who may be 'afraid' of Trump. How ridiculous is this? Supporters say the safety pin is not meant to be political, but to show solidarity with minorities against bigotry and hate. In response to the safety pin movement, some 'Deplorables' have come up with a brilliant idea: #SuckItUpStraw....
  • Trump Wins GOP Straw Poll in DE (72% Trump)

    Donald Trump wins this week's GOP Straw Poll in Delaware. This week the Sussex County Republican Party held its Presidential Primary "straw poll" at the GOP Headquarters in Georgetown. While the turn-out was moderate, the results were very interesting. Donald Trump won the poll with 72-percent of the vote; coming in second was Ted Cruz with 21- percent of the vote, followed by John Kasich with 7-percent. The format and names on the Straw Poll ballots duplicated that of the sample ballot provided by the State Election Office in Georgetown. They included the names of Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and...
  • Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' gun law

    06/16/2014 9:51:05 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 114 replies ^ | 06/16/2014 | AP
    A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on "straw" purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun. The justices ruled 5-4 that the law applied to a Virginia man who bought a gun with the intention of transferring it to a relative in Pennsylvania who was not prohibited from owning firearms.
  • Store refused gun sale because of name, race, Charlotte couple says(NC)

    02/26/2012 5:56:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 100 replies ^ | 25 February, 2012 | Brad Hyatt
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte couple says Dick's Sporting Goods refused to sell them a gun because of their last name and race. Bernard and Francine Miller tell us they went to the store on W. T. Harris Boulevard looking for a rifle because they spotted a coyote in their yard. After forty minutes of shopping and working with the sales agent, they settled on the one that fit their price range. A 22-rifle that cost just over $200. Bernard was then asked to fill out paperwork. But the couple says after filling out the paperwork, a salesperson refused...
  • Illinois FREEPERS, vote in the 2012 Illinois Presidential Straw Poll by Nov 5th 7PM

    11/01/2011 10:03:50 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 23 replies
    Online voting have begun. You can use the button below to view the ballot. Voting ends at 7PM CT on November 5, 2011. Voting open to Illinois residents only. Minimum donation of $5 required. For complete rules and information contact the Illinois Republican Party (email at or visit FAQ. To vote in person on Saturday Nov. 5th click here 2012 ILLINOIS PRE-PRESIDENTIAL STRAW POLL FAQ Who is running the 2012 Illinois Pre-Presidential Straw Poll? The 2012 Illinois Presidential Straw Poll is being conducted by the Illinois Republican Party ("IRP"). The online portion of the straw poll is powered by...
  • Japan: Miyagi man who sold contaminated straw blames gov't for scandal

    07/19/2011 5:22:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Miyagi man who sold contaminated straw blames gov't for scandal OSAKI, Miyagi -- A man in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, who sold straw contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium told the Mainichi on July 18 that he had never imagined that his straw was contaminated because the city is about 150 kilometers away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. "The wind was in a different direction immediately after the hydrogen explosions, so I never thought it was contaminated. I really feel sorry," the man said. The man made the remarks in response to recent revelations that cows...
  • Michele Bachmann wins Liberty University Awakening straw poll

    04/12/2011 3:43:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 76 replies ^ | 4/11/11 6:55 PM EDT Updated: 4/11/11 7:18 PM EDT Read more: | KENDRA MARR
    Michele Bachmann won a straw poll held at a conservative conference this weekend. | AP photo Michele Bachmann scored a victory in a straw poll held at a conservative conference over the weekend. The Minnesota congresswoman won 23 percent of the vote from attendees of The Awakening 2011, a gathering at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Though she was scheduled to address attendees, Bachmann sent a video message instead while she remained in Washington because of the potential government shutdown. Mike Huckabee came in a close second place, taking 23 percent. Newt Gingrich, who actually spoke to the conference’s...
  • The Elephant In The Corner <Vanity>

    03/19/2010 1:36:12 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 9 replies · 319+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | Friday, March 19, 2010 | Gargantua
    President O’Bunga is being allowed to use a sleight-of-hand, and none of his detractors or opponents are calling him on it. I’m not referring to his touting the marvelous benefits of his Health Care reforms while glossing over the real-cash implications. Neither am I referring to the smoke-and-mirrors trash given to the CBO for them to use in determining the years-out financial implications. The president (if indeed he legally holds that office, which, with a British-Kenyan father it is impossible to do) claims, employing Josef Goebbels’ “kernel of truth” propaganda gambit, that the majority of Americans want many of the...
  • Dems May Initiate Steps to Remove Reagan’s Name from DC Airport

    09/01/2009 11:25:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 40 replies · 2,096+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 29 August 2009 | John Semmens
    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board is said to be considering removing former president Ronald Reagan’s name from the City’s airport. “National monuments should reflect an accurate picture of a society’s character and core values,” said Board Chairman H.R. Crawford. “Reagan symbolized a kind of ‘cowboy individualism’ that ran counter to the mainstream of American history. His political ascendancy was an aberration, a detour, so to speak, on the nation’s road to greater social consciousness. We shouldn’t be exaggerating that detour by having the City’s airport named after him.” Crawford suggested that “if we have to personalize it, LBJ or...
  • FREEP this straw poll (McCain currently winning in 41 of 50 states)

    06/11/2008 5:21:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 187+ views
    AOL News ^ | 6/11/08
  • Questionable Straw Shape Upsets Mother

    03/17/2008 5:57:21 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 82 replies · 3,198+ views ^ | 03/11/08 | Randy Yohe
    ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A mother says the straws she bought for her three-year-old daughter were shaped like a male sex organ. Andrea Bailey says she went shopping at the Ashland Wal-Mart on Thursday, February 28th, and bought a package of fun straws for her three 3-year-old daughter, Ashlynn. Bailey says Ashlynn came in and used one shaped like a heart. A couple others in the package, though, were shaped like something different. “There are two of them that are shaped like the male private area,” said Bailey. “I called Wal-Mart and they very rude with me about it. They...
  • UK: It will be OK to bash a burglar (Victims will now be allowed to defend a degree)

    12/19/2007 11:25:39 PM PST · by Stoat · 5 replies · 152+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | December 20, 2007 | GRAEME WILSON
    Straw ... proposals    It will be OK to bash a burglar     By GRAEME WILSON Published: Today     HAVE-a-go heroes who defend themselves against thugs and burglars are to be protected, Justice Secretary Jack Straw pledged yesterday. People who use reasonable force should not fear prosecution, he said. He is proposing reforms he says would protect people who ACTED “instinctively”, FEARED for their safety or the safety of others and used FORCE that was not “excessive or disproportionate”. Mr Straw – who has helped catch muggers or burglars four times himself – said: “Law-abiding citizens should...
  • Ron Paul Takes the Ribbon in State Fair's GOP Straw Poll (Maryland)

    09/09/2007 10:40:15 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 112 replies · 1,131+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/9/07 |
    A curious thing happened this year at the Maryland Republican Party booth at the State Fair: A GOP presidential straw poll was won by Ron Paul, the idiosyncratic congressman from Texas who is a fierce critic of the Iraq war. Perhaps just as curious was the Maryland GOP's decision to trumpet the results in a news release last week with the headline: "Maryland GOP Presidential Straw Poll Is a Big Success; Grassroots Candidate Wins Surprise Upset." According to the release, Paul received 263 votes, and former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (for whom Republican former governor Robert L. Ehrlich...

    09/05/2007 4:14:23 AM PDT · by Et in Arcadia Ego · 10 replies · 359+ views
    Ron Paul Foruns ^ | Sept 4, 2007 | Jim VRP
    I was there to help count the ballots. These results should match the 'official' results which will be announced by the MD GOP in a news release tomorrow. Here are the results: Ron Paul - 263 (28%) Rudy Giuliani - 220 (24%) Fred Thompson - 188 (20%) Mitt Romney - 89 (10%) John McCain - 54 (6%) Mike Huckabee - 35 (4%) Tom Tancredo - 16 (2%) Sam Brownback - 12 (1%) Duncan Hunter - 3 (0%) Write Ins: New Gingrich - 17 (2%) Bob Ehrilich - 3 (0%) (Ehrlich is former Republican Governor of MD) Other - 11 (1%)...
  • Ron Paul Delegates Turned Away from Straw Poll? Can You Confirm?

    09/02/2007 9:21:53 AM PDT · by Shots · 76 replies · 1,292+ views
    YouTube ^ | Sep 01 2007 | Shots
    The vote was supposed to be until 1 or 2 pm, but GOP security prevented registered Delegates from entering the building who were wearing Ron Paul signs at 10am. I was standing over by the Granny warriors when 2 delegates approached me and asked me to help them get into the convention center. They had showed up at the door a little before 10am wearing Ron Paul shirts. The security guard told them to change into proper attire. They left and changed then came back and it was now 10:10/10:20 and the security told them the registration was closed. Apparently...
  • Pictures and podcasts of Iowa Straw Poll can be viewed and listen to at

    08/15/2007 9:30:23 AM PDT · by netvictory · 6 replies · 174+ views
    Pictures and podcasts of Iowa Straw Poll can be viewed and listen to at
  • Iowa Straw Poll Results: Analysis and Commentary

    08/13/2007 4:51:52 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 15 replies · 441+ views ^ | August 12, 2007 | RJ Elliott
    The much-hyped Iowa Straw Poll finally took place tonight, and the results are in. As expected, Mitt Romney was the victor. Of course, with top-tier candidates like Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and Fred Thompson refusing to participate, anything less than a solid first-place finish would have been devastating to the Romney candidacy. Anyway, here are the complete results, along with my commentary: 1. Mitt Romney - 4516 votes - 31% This is roughly the same percentage George W. Bush got in 1999. And we all know what happened after that: the momentum from his victory here helped secure Dubya's place...
  • Iowa Ames Dispatch: A Packed House (40,000 in Attendence)

    08/11/2007 12:19:37 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 807+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/11/07 | REID WILSON
    AMES -- Admittedly, this reporter was skeptical when numbers like 40,000 were thrown around when people were estimating the number of attendees at the Straw Poll. Now, we see where that number comes from. At 11:30, the crowd has arrived. Hundreds are chowing down on Hickory Farms barbecue under the Mitt Romney tent, while a smaller but still impressive number eats Famous Dave's next door at Sam Brownback's headquarters. At this moment, it appears that Romney's crowd is the largest. The former Massachusetts governor speaks to the assembled multitude first, around 12:45 CT, so his voters may be motivated to...
  • Thousands swarm Ames for Straw Poll

    08/11/2007 11:36:47 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 629+ views
    Radio Iowa ^ | 8/11/07 | O.Kay Henderson
    Thousands of Republicans – from Iowa and beyond – are strolling the grounds just outside of Iowa State’s basketball arena in Ames this morning as GOP candidates woo them with food, drink, music and games for the kids. Iowa GOP chair Ray Hoffman expects there to be more people here today than were here eight years ago when just over 20,000 voted in the Iowa GOP’s Straw Poll, a first test of organizational strength among the campaigns. “The wind is blowing just a little bit. People are out. Everybody's got a smile on their face,” Hoffman said of the crowd....