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  • Christie Leaves Presidential Race 'Without an Ounce of Regret'

    02/10/2016 3:10:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 10, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threw in the towel on the 2016 presidential race today, saying he suspends his campaign "without an ounce of regret." Christie walked away from the Iowa caucuses with no delegates and 1.8 percent of the vote. He spent lots of time in New Hampshire and was pinning his presidential hopes on a strong showing in the Granite State. That didn't happen. Christie finished in sixth place Tuesday as John Kasich emerged as the top governor in the field. With no delegates and 7.4 percent of the vote, Christie didn't travel on to Nevada or South...
  • CLOSED: Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Florida shuts down

    02/10/2016 5:12:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 10, 2016 | Becky Yeh
    A Planned Parenthood abortion facility, located on Havendale Blvd in Winter Haven, Florida, has closed its doors as of February 1, 2016. Situated inside Spring Lake Square, the Planned Parenthood sat among restaurants, a movie theater, and businesses that fill the earth-tone-colored suburban strip mall. Sidewalk Advocates for Life, which reported the closure, shared that this is the first abortion facility in the group’s short 22-month-history to shut down. The group encouraged its counselors to continue dedicating their time to counseling abortion-minded women, and to advocate on the sidewalks for the preborn. Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s Winter Haven, Florida, program...
  • Carly Fiorina Ends Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

    02/10/2016 12:22:52 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | February 10, 2016 3:12 PM ET | Scott Detrow
    Carly Fiorina is exiting the Republican presidential race after a seventh-place showing in last night's New Hampshire primary. "While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," said Fiorina in a statement. Fiorina was an unconventional candidate. Her only previous political effort had been a 10-point loss in a race for U.S. Senate in California, and her tenure at Hewlett-Packard was most notable for her being fired by the board of directors...
  • Fiorina drops out [her statement on facebook]

    02/10/2016 12:09:20 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 64 replies
    facebook ^ | 02/10/2016 | Carly Fiorina
    This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer...
  • O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

    02/01/2016 8:43:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 11:34 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, terminating a bid that failed to gain traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. O'Malley's decision to drop out of the race came even before a winner had been declared but as early results showed O'Malley garnering negligible support in the first primary contest. His plans were disclosed by two people familiar with his decision, who weren't authorized to discuss the decision publicly and requested anonymity. The former two-term governor and Baltimore mayor campaigned as a can-do chief executive who had...
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    02/01/2016 8:46:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 10:54 PM EST | Vivian Salama
    Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago. As caucus results were still streaming in, Huckabee wrote on Twitter that he was "officially suspending my campaign." He thanked his backers for their loyal support, adding the hashtag #ImWithHuck. Calls to the Huckabee campaign for comment were not immediately returned. ...
  • BUY AMMO!

    01/25/2016 1:19:49 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 18 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | 1/25/2016 | Kurt Schlichter, Colonel, USA Ret.
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • We are witnessing the end of the House of Clinton

    01/25/2016 12:19:52 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25 | John LeBoutillier
    It is the beginning of the end of the House of Clinton: 1. There is the stench of political death around Hillary, Bill, Chelsea and the entire House of Clinton. 2. You could feel it when Republican front-runner Donald Trump hit back — hard — over the "penchant for sexism" charge by basically calling Hillary Clinton an enabler in the former president's sexual shenanigans. 3. When have we ever seen the Clintons back off? But they did. 4. Then came further reports about an expanded FBI probe of her handling of secure information; the nexus of State Department favors for...
  • Al Jazeera to Shut Down American News Channel

    01/13/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Keach Hagey and Joe Flint
    When Al Jazeera America was launched to great fanfare in 2013 its then-leader told The Wall Street Journal that it planned to skip tabloid fare in favor “fact-based, in-depth, long-format news” in part because it didn’t have to worry too much about profits. After all, it was backed by the oil-and-gas-rich government of Qatar, and oil was trading around $100 a barrel. On Wednesday, with oil trading near $30, Al Jazeera made an about-face, announcing it was shutting down American cable channel by April 30 for economic reasons. “While Al Jazeera America built a loyal audience across the U.S. and...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC shuts down

    01/13/2016 10:36:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/16 | ANNA PALMER
    The pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Vamos for Jeb 2016 is shuttering its doors. The group, which was formed by political website Elephant News founder Claire Hardwick, sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday announcing its decision to disband. "The committee has not raised nor dispersed any funds and would like to accordingly terminate and be discontinued," wrote Andrea Wong, the treasurer for the super PAC. "Up to this point the only activity done were social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook which have been deactivated." Hardwick said that she launched the group in March with Wong, who...
  • The Weather Channel cuts Al Roker's show

    09/10/2015 11:42:46 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | September 10, 2015
    The Weather Channel says it is getting rid of its reality TV shows, along with morning shows led by Sam Champion and Al Roker. The struggling network is looking to get back to its roots, with less expensive programming and a lineup that appeals more to weather geeks. An estimated 50 people out of The Weather Channel's staff of 1,400 are losing jobs as a result, the network said on Thursday. The NBC Universal-owned network had lured Champion from ABC's "Good Morning America" to host "AMHQ," a weather-focused morning news program. Starting in early November, Champion will work on weather...
  • Yes, Trump does mean the end of the GOP

    08/27/2015 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 133 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27th, 2015 | By Tom Toles
    Lindsay Graham, as part of the taunt-war hes having with Donald Trump, says that if Trump wins the GOP nomination, it will mean the end of the Republican Party. Hes right, but Trump means the end of the Republican Party even if he doesnt get the nomination. I wrote a few weeks ago that Trump represents the Jump the Shark moment of the party. The GOP has been a rickety, unsustainable contraption of policy prescriptions that dont add up, dont really represent the coalitions actual members, and is based on a backward-looking set of views appealing to an ever-shrinking demographic....
  • Goodyear Blimp Spirit of America will be decommissioned this week at Tustin hangar

    08/09/2015 12:36:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 9, 2015 | Tom Berg
    CARSON The Goodyear Blimp bobbles a few feet of the ground, awaiting one of its final takeoffs. Were coming off the mast, pilot Bill Bayliss announces, as the 192-foot blimp is freed from its mooring. The Spirit of America will rise above the hustle-and-bustle of I-405 one last time on Monday, and cruise toward Tustins aging World War II blimp hangar. Five days later, the blimp will emerge as five tons of museum exhibits, recyclable rubber and spare parts.
  • Bye-Bye Jon! The Daily Show Host's Worst Attacks on Conservatives (Video clips)

    08/06/2015 12:06:14 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 6, 2015 | 11:13 AM EDT | Geoffrey Dickens
    Profound, trusted, insightful, invaluable patriot, too cool to be spun. These are just some of the over-the-top bouquets members of the so-called serious news media have thrown Jon Stewarts way in the last few days of his run as anchor of The Daily Show. Of course this trusted source in news overwhelmingly skewered some of the liberal medias favorite conservative targets. Over the years Stewart has used his Daily Show perch to mock Dick Cheneys torture boner, called conservative columnist Robert Novak a vampire demon, and yelled Go f*** yourself! at Bernie Goldberg, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions and Fox News....
  • The End of News and Evolution of Respectable Journalism

    07/13/2015 4:36:18 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/12/15 | steve Berman
    As a lifelong reader of newspapers, and a devoted follower of the journalism profession, although not a part of it, I am sad to write this. It's like a eulogy for a body long dead but failed to be given a proper burial. Or like the M. Night Shyamalan movie "The Sixth Sense," where Bruce Willis' character walks the earth as a dead man until a boy who can see dead people leads him to realize his own fate and depart. Large, centralized news gathering operations are dead. The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, USA Today--all the old-line...
  • Another name fades into aviation history as final US Airways flight set for October

    07/10/2015 7:07:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 7/10/15
    The last flight for US Airways will take place this fall, and one more name in airline history will disappear. The farewell flight for US Airways will be a red-eye Flight 434 is scheduled to leave San Francisco around 10 p.m. and land in Philadelphia after 6 a.m. on Oct. 18. The US Airways website will be turned off. Airport kiosks and signs will change to American Airlines. The two airlines merged in December 2013 and decided to keep the better-known American name. Vestiges of the carrier will survive for some time, however, as some planes wont be repainted...
  • Sorry Folks, Independence Day Is Canceled

    07/04/2015 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/04/2015 | Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
    Well, Doctor [Franklin], what have we gota Republic or a Monarchy? A Republic, if you can keep it. (Franklin's reply) This weeks Independence Day celebrations mark quite the contrast with the modern bureaucratic nanny state, with the all-powerful centralized government we actually have. Well wave flags symbolizing commonality with our nations founders who threw off the yoke of Britain and declared themselves independent at great cost and blood. While the Fourth of July holiday celebrates individual liberty and the freedoms and rights that allow us to achieve and prosper, we jettisoned the decentralized government the founders secured for us. We...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • MDA Telethon Is Ending

    05/01/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 05/01/2015 | n/a
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a Labor Day television tradition for decades, is ending. MDA said Friday that the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving make it the right time to end the annual event, memorably hosted for most of its life by Jerry Lewis. Celebrities including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Michael Jackson to Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have performed on the telethon, first hosted by Lewis and Dean Martin in 1956. It moved to Labor Day in 1966. The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewis last year as host, and had dwindled...
  • The Death Of Catholic Universities In America

    03/27/2015 6:41:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/26/15 | Dominic Lynch
    Catholic universities in America have lost sight of their institutional identities. Only direct intervention from the Vatican can reverse their decline.Catholic universities in America are typically regarded as offering a well-rounded education combined with one of the premier intellectual forces of the West: the Catholic Church, and its vast well of knowledge in almost every discipline. Unlike state-sponsored institutions, which can offer a quality education, Catholic universities have the advantage of a grounded and time-tested moral foundation. This foundation, and the discoveries, advances, and progress it has produced, is unrivaled in any other Western tradition. Secular universities, good though they...
  • U.S. will not take floor at UN rights debate on Israel, Palestinians

    03/23/2015 4:07:50 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:47am EDT
    GENEVA - The United States will not take the floor at the main U.N. human rights forum on Monday during the annual debate on violations committed in the Palestinian territories, a U.S. spokesman told Reuters. The move at the 47-member state forum where Washington unfailingly defends Israel, follows signals that the Obama administration is undertaking a "reassessment" of relations with Israel. The last time that Washington spoke under that stand-alone agenda item was in March 2013, U.N. records show. (This story corrects to removes word "unprecedented" in paragraph 2, adds new 3rd paragraph to clarify)
  • Will climate change kill off Pinot Noir? Vineyards are ditching grape varieties that can't cope...

    01/03/2015 1:57:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/02/15 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    If global temperatures continue to rise, the taste of your favourite wine could either drastically change, or the drink could be off the menu completely. A wine expert has warned that fine wines in particular, such as Pinot Noir, are having their flavour significantly altered due to climate change. And, as a result, vineyard owners are ditching these grape varieties in favour of those that are better equipped to handle the increases in global temperature.
  • A Jeb Bush nomination means end of GOP

    01/03/2015 4:56:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 2, 2015 | Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO)
    Exclusive: Tom Tancredo warns of scenario in which conservatives split their votes. Jeb Bush leads all other Republicans in early polls for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Without question, Bush is the anointed front-runner, and without question, the Republican establishment is ecstatic. The Republican Party should be happy about the prospect of Jeb Bush as its 2016 presidential candidate only if it has a death wish. Bush 41and Bush 43 dug a hole the party could not climb out of, so Bush 45 aims to fill it with the broken promises of the Republican platform: The Party of Lincoln, RIP....
  • Huckabee will announce his departure from FOXNEWS

    01/03/2015 4:56:22 PM PST · by newfreep · 105 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1-3-2015 | Drudge
    Gov Mike Huckabee will announce his departure from FOXNEWS, DRUDGE has learned... Huckabee will address in detail on program tonight at 8 PM ET... Will be his last program after 6 1/2 years... Developing...
  • Jerry B. Jenkins Suddenly Shuts Down Christian Writers Guild

    11/12/2014 6:03:52 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/12/14 | Jeremy Weber
    Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins has ended his formal effort to train the next generation of Christian writers. "Unfortunately, Im not as happy as I look here, despite that my seven-year-old Thai grandson Max shot this picture of me," wrote Jenkins on his Christian Writers Guild (CWG) homepage, "because youve found my [website] just as Im shutting down the Guild after 14 years of ministry."
  • Planned Parenthood Closes Waco, Texas Abortion Biz That Killed 19,000 Babies in Abortions

    10/07/2014 9:38:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Local pro-life advocates in Waco, Texas are rejoicing today because the nations biggest abortion business has pulled the plug on its abortion center in this central Texas city. After 20 years and nearly 19,000 preborn babies lost to abortion, Planned Parenthood Waco is officially out of the abortion business, John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco,told LifeNews today. closedsign6He said Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has relinquished its Texas abortion license for Waco. After months of intense controversy in Waco, Planned Parenthood began its abortion business in January of 1994. At the time, Planned Parenthood in Waco was an independent affiliate...
  • Leonard Maltins Movie Guide Ending After 45 Years Internet Kills Iconic Print Paperback

    08/20/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by Borges · 47 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 8/19/2014 | Pete Hammond
    Another print icon bites the dust. Leonard Maltins 2015 Movie Guide will be the final edition of this film lovers guide, which started in 1969 under the title TV MOVIES. But in recent years, the annual guide, which now numbers 1,611 pages and features nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, has become a victim of the changing times and the way information is consumed by a new generation. The new edition, which comes out Sept. 2, is the last, bad news for many industry-ites and film lovers who used it religiously. An entire generation has been raised to acquire all their...
  • The End of Iraq (Cont'd)

    08/16/2014 6:53:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | august 16, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "I think this is going to take some time," our president warned last Saturday as he took off for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard, maybe because he felt he had to offer some explanation as Iraq collapsed along with his foreign policy in general. What was once Iraq is now divided, like ancient Gaul, into three parts -- Shi'a, Sunni and Kurdish -- all of which are themselves crumbling. So now Barack Obama tells us that it may take some time to put Iraq together again after it fell apart in record time once he withdrew American forces there in...
  • Obama administration releases updated online privacy policy (your info is all PUBLIC INFO)

    04/19/2014 7:27:18 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2014 | FoxNews
    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. "Information you choose to share with the White House (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information," the new policy says. The Obama administration also promises not to sell the data of online visitors. But it cannot make the same assurances for users who go to third-party White House sites on Facebook, Twitter...
  • Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show': Obama Appoints Him Ambassador To Antarctica While....

    02/06/2014 11:28:48 PM PST · by onyx · 62 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 6, 2014 | LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
    LENO SIGNS OFF “I don’t like goodbyes – NBC does – but I don’t care for them,” an emotional Jay Leno said, kicking off a star-studded final broadcast show as host of The Tonight Show. “Tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to be fired three times — I get the hint,” Leno joked to a friends-and-family studio audience as he ended his 22-year run Thursday night. It’s his second very-last-time-as-host — having been pushed aside in 2009 by NBC to make way for Conan O’Brien, who lasted seven months.“I’ve got to tell you, the outpouring...
  • CVS Becomes First Drugstore to Yank Controversial Product From Its Shelves

    02/05/2014 7:10:38 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/5/2014 | Liz Klimas
    When customers step up to make a purchase at a CVS store next fall, they wont see rows of cigarette boxes and other tobacco products behind the counter. CVS Caremark announced Wednesday its decision to stop selling tobacco products by October 2014 in its more than 7,600 stores, making it the first large drugstore chain in the country to do so.
  • CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales

    02/05/2014 5:01:07 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 190 replies
    CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue but won't affect its 2014 earnings forecast. CVS Caremark leaders say removing tobacco will help them grow the company's business of working with doctors, hospitals and other care providers to improve customers' health.
  • A DC-9 Flight For the History Books and A Look Back

    01/05/2014 8:40:37 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 21 replies
    Airchive.com ^ | January 5, 2014 | Jack Harty
    Delta is set to fly the last scheduled U.S. commercial McDonnell Douglas DC-9 flight on Monday, January 6. Appropriately tagged as Delta flight 2014, the final flight will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul for Atlanta just before sunset, marking the end to a 48 year career of flying scheduled commercial flights in the United States.
  • Is it almost the end for black and white televisions? Just 11,500 households still have license(UK)

    01/05/2014 6:38:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 13:38 EST, 5 January 2014 | Chris Brooke
    They are generally regarded as historic relics and part of a bygone era of broadcasting history. But even in todays digital age, there are 11,550 households in the country still watching black and white television, official figures reveal. The number of black and white licenses have dropped dramatically in recent years and the total has decreased by a further 12 percent over the past year. [] The cost of a black and white TV license remains frozen at 49 ($80.37) until the BBC Charter Review in 2016. A color license costs 145.50 ($238.65).
  • The end of a Deep South way of life

    12/29/2013 8:00:50 AM PST · by the scotsman · 112 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29th December 2013 | Jonny Dymond
    'The thriving cotton industry brought Jewish merchants to the southern states of the US in the 19th Century. Their synagogues once attracted hundreds of worshippers but now, many Deep South Jewish communities are preparing to shut up shop.'
  • Long Time DC Restaurant Closes for Good (Luigi's)

    12/22/2013 6:57:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | Sunday, December 22, 2013
    A Washington institution closed up shop Saturday night for good. Famous Luigi's on 19th Street, Northwest served its last meal. The classic Italian restaurant was started by immigrant Luigi Calvi back in 1943.
  • Sale of iconic Catskills resort signals the end of an era

    12/01/2013 11:21:43 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/2013 | Fox News
    Movies such as Dirty Dancing offered everlasting memories of the once-affluent getaway spot. Now, the last of the iconic Catskills resorts has been sold to a company that plans to turn the property into a healthy living resort.
  • Mike Huckabee radio show ending

    11/27/2013 7:20:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Mike Huckabees radio show is done, the former Arkansas governor announced on Wednesday. The Mike Huckabee Show on radio, which was heard 3 hours a day on over 200 radio stations across the country since April of 2012 will conclude its run at the end of the final show on Thursday, December 12, Huckabee wrote on Facebook.
  • PBS Dem Pundit Mark Shields: If Obamacare Fails, 'This Is The End...of Liberal Government'

    11/16/2013 8:47:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 16, 2013 | Tim Graham
    Barack Obama being clear that his team messed up Obamacare made it hard for liberal PBS NewsHour pundit Mark Shields to try Democrat Happy Talk. Instead, Shields joined the liberal gloomfest: If this goes down, if the Obama -- if health care, the Affordable Care Act is deemed a failure, this is the end -- I really mean it -- of liberal government. He even acknowledged Obama lied about Keeping Your Plan: MARK SHIELDS: That is -- wasn't a true statement. And you're driven to one of two conclusions. Either the president was almost -- almost negligently uncurious in not...
  • No more incandescent light bulbs after January 1

    11/08/2013 5:58:27 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 86 replies
    wthr ^ | 11 8 13
    Starting next year, it's lights out for certain types of light bulbs in the United States. You'll no longer be able to buy an incandescent light bulb starting January 1, 2014. Under the Energy Efficiency and Security Act of 2007, signed into law by then- President George W. Bush, light bulbs must become more efficient in terms of energy used for generated light. That means incandescent lights are phased out. And you'll reduced to choose between a compact fluorescent (CFL) or light emitting diode (LED) bulb. For example, instead of burning 60 watts when you turn on the lights, you...
  • The end of the Waffle House

    11/07/2013 2:22:07 PM PST · by virgil283 · 36 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Jessica Contrera
    "Regulars say goodbye to Bloomington's second oldest restaurant....That Wednesday in September, the owner didnt know what to do with himself. The smell of frying oil, the same greasy perfume that had greeted customers for 46 years, wafted into his nose as he wandered past the vinyl booths. He sat down, then stood up again. Bud everyone called him Bud checked on the dwindling supply of breakfast sausage, peered into the nearly empty freezers, tried to explain to his regulars why it had to be this way........"
  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state

    09/24/2013 10:05:56 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Setember 17, 2013 | Toby Sterling
    Dutch King: Say goodbye to welfare state AMSTERDAM (AP) King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone. In its place a "participation society" is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government.
  • The End Of The Line For A Classic Vehicle You Didnt Know Still Existed

    08/30/2013 11:54:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | August 30, 2013 | Chris Queen
    During my middle school and early high school years, my family owned a Volkswagen Type 2 Camper Van. We used to take it camping in the mountains or at Disney World, and it was as much fun as a conversation piece as it was as a vehicle. I wanted that vehicle for my own so badly, and my dad told me hed give it to me when I turned 16. I imagined how great it would be to have a cool drink waiting for me in the icebox at the end of the day, and of course I knew it...
  • Toppled Planned Parenthood Sign Shows Abby Johnsons Abortion Clinic Closed

    08/28/2013 9:37:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A photo of the sign at the Planned Parenthood abortion business Abby Johnson used to manage is making the round of the Internet. The abortion giant closed the Bryan-College Station, Texas abortion clinic and no one is more happy about the news than Abby herself who tweeted and Facebooked the picture. Johnson said: The Planned Parenthood sign at my former clinic has come down!! It is really closed. I dont think it has become real for me yet. No more women will walk into that facility to be harmed again. No more children will die inside those walls. The...
  • 4 more abortion centers CLOSED

    07/24/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Since the last 40 Days for Life ended in March, four more abortion centers — which were sites of 40 Days for Life campaigns — have CLOSED their doors for good!Shortly after the campaign, volunteers learned that a late-term abortion facility in Sacramento, California — where multiple 40 Days for Life prayer vigils had been held outside — had gone out of business.Just a few weeks later, a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Kenmore, Washington — where two 40 Days for Life vigils have been held outside — announced its permanent closure.Then an abortion center in Toledo, Ohio … that...
  • R.I.P. Boy Scouts of America

    05/28/2013 3:24:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Matt Barber
    What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? (Mark 8:36) Its a sad day for both Scouting and for freedom. Indeed, its a sad day for America. The century-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) created in 1910 to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes has betrayed its own constituency, mission, oath and law. Last Thursday, approximately 1,400 adult BSA delegates from around the country gathered in Texas and decided, in a disgracefully lopsided vote, to welcome into its ranks, open and avowed homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual...
  • R.I.P, Boy Scouts of America

    05/27/2013 7:51:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/27/2013 | Matt Barber
    What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? (Mark 8:36) Its a sad day for both Scouting and for freedom. Indeed, its a sad day for America. The century-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) created in 1910 to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes has betrayed its own constituency, mission, oath and law. Last Thursday, approximately 1,400 adult BSA delegates from around the country gathered in Texas and decided, in a disgracefully lopsided vote, to welcome into its ranks, open and avowed homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual...
  • Four Gay-Themed TV Shows Get the Ax (New Normal, Go On, Smash, Partners)

    05/13/2013 2:56:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 62 replies
    Bretibart/UPI ^ | 12 May 2013
    LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI)--Four U.S. TV shows with prominent gay story lines during a record-breaking season for openly gay characters will be cut for the next season, officials said. NBC's "The New Normal" and "Smash" and "Go On" and CBS's "Partners," will get the ax, the Hollywood Reporter said Saturday. Heather Morris, who plays a bisexual on Fox's "Glee," will not be returning next season, the Reporter said. A Hollywood Reporter survey in November discovered that gay characters on TV, including couples on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family," helped voters to support gay marriage at the polls. "This data...
  • Marlin Firearms Closes In North Haven, Ending 141 Years Of Manufacturing In Connecticut

    04/02/2013 8:55:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 4-1-2013 | MATTHEW STURDEVANT
    <p>NORTH HAVEN A half-dozen workers were in otherwise empty offices Friday at The Marlin Firearms Co. as the company wound down 141 years of manufacturing in Connecticut.</p> <p>A security phone at the visitor's gate was unattended next to a large barren parking lot off Bailey Road near I-91. A reception room that resembles a ski lodge, complete with a fireplace, was dark. The few people left working Friday declined to comment, but one employee said there were six people inside and that Friday was their last day of work.</p>
  • Sir Bob Geldof declares rock and roll age dead and doesn't exist anymore

    03/19/2013 11:30:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    news.com.au ^ | March 20, 2013 | Nui Te Koha
    SIR Bob Geldof says the rock and roll age is dead. The Boomtown Rats star and Live Aid icon said: "The central problem is, for us, rock and roll was a social medium. "That period has passed because now there are many alternative social mediums. Rock and roll needs a context in which to exist. "It doesn't exist anymore. It's ceased to be culturally relevant. "The rock and roll age is dead, in my view. He added: "I'm amazed it died. No-one expected that, but I'm lucky I jumped in halfway through it.''