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  • Texas Jail Guard Thanks Inmates for Saving His Life During Massive Heart Attack

    02/20/2018 3:04:42 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    People ^ | 02/20/2018 | Caitlin Keating
    A Texas jail guard nearly died from a massive heart attack two years ago while on the job, but thanks to the inmates, he survived. “I just slumped and went out,” Gary Grimm told WHAS11 about what he remembers from the day it happened on June 23, 2016. “Next thing I remember is looking up at the ceiling in the ER.” Sitting across from at least eight men who were behind a locked gate, the inmates at first thought he was kidding, according to the news outlet. They began to shout and bang the cell’s siding as Grimm had fallen...
  • Obama admits he’d like a ‘weird superpower’ (ability to speak any language.. flying OK too)

    08/17/2012 9:09:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/17/12 | Olivier Knox - The Ticket
    President Barack Obama admitted Friday in a radio interview broadcast that he yearns for a "weird superpower"—the ability to speak any language. But flying might be cool, too. Obama, speaking to the "Morning Mayhem" crew on 93.3 KOB FM in Albuquerque, also came out in favor of red chili over green, said the best advice he ever got was "be persistent" and revealed that he has never heard the original version of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" but has watched a gone-viral video of himself performing it. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s an incumbent president in...
  • Bold prediction: Peyton Manning to start at QB for Redskins in 2012

    11/05/2011 3:03:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/04/2011 | Michael Kun
    How would Peyton look in burgundy and gold? Let me make clear that I haven’t spoken with anyone associated with the Colts or Redskins about this, and let me make just as clear that this is not even what you would call a “rumor.” There are no “sources who wish to remain anonymous” or “reliable sources.” No, this is pure speculation. But it’s speculation that makes sense. Here is how this could play out: 1) There is a legitimate chance that the Colts will finish with the worst record in the NFL this year. They are playing poorly on both...
  • Kerry Echoes Liberals' Disdain for Military

    11/05/2006 9:17:26 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies · 992+ views
    Human Events ^ | Nov 03, 2006 | Kerry Echoes Liberals' Disdain for Military
    Sen. John Kerry’s mangled anti-Bush joke has metastasized into a week of negative news for liberals hoping to regain control of the Congress. Even his reluctant apology has done little to quash the fires he lit. Significantly, these fires rage because liberals have yet to expunge the scarlet “D” that has adorned them since the Vietnam War -- “D” for disdain of our military. Let’s review the tape. Kerry advised students at a campaign rally in California that they would “do well” if they studied hard and made “an effort to be smart.” If not: “You get stuck in Iraq.”...
  • DFU SONG: I Dreamed a Dream (Ruthie Bader Ginsburg falls asleep while hearing arguments)

    03/02/2006 2:47:36 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 656+ views
    DFU SONGS | 2-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - I DREAMED A DREAM - 2nd version She had a dream while on the bench...goodness, they all watched Ruthie drooling Listening to those arguments...for her that must be really grueling And then they all had heard her was a moment we should treasure We know the Coke can guy had laughed...for him it really seemed a pleasure Now the time perhaps is is time that she retires To the left it will bring are gonna hear them scream, scream, scream, scream, scream She had a dream while lawyers dueled...she saw a world without right...
  • Bill Frist's Cheney Defense Leaves Bob Schieffer Fuming

    02/19/2006 10:53:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 65 replies · 3,521+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/19/06 | NewsMax
    Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist told CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer on Sunday that Democrats were playing "partisan politics" with Dick Cheney's hunting accident last weekend - a charge that left Mr. Schieffer fuming. "What America does not want to see is what happened right afterwards, and that is that the Democratic leadership tried to inject partisan politics into what is a very, very tragic accident," First told Schieffer, who bristled at the remarks. "But Senator," the veteran newsman protested, "ah - I mean - didn't - didn't - shouldn't [the hunting accident] have been made public but...
  • Justice O'Connor: U.S. must rely on foreign law

    10/31/2003 9:32:28 AM PST · by stop_fascism · 83 replies · 1,249+ views
    American courts need to pay more attention to international legal decisions to help create a more favorable impression abroad, said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at an awards dinner in Atlanta. Sandra Day O'Connor "The impressions we create in this world are important, and they can leave their mark," O'Connor said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The 73-year-old justice and some of her high court colleagues have made similar appeals to foreign law, not only in speeches and interviews, but in some of their legal opinions. Her most recent public remarks came at a dinner Tuesday sponsored by...
  • Sen. Robert Byrd: 'Today I Weep for My Country'

    03/19/2003 4:42:00 PM PST · by pubmom · 107 replies · 815+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 3/19/03 | By Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The oldest voice in the U.S. Congress rose on Wednesday to denounce as misguided President Bush (news - web sites)'s march to war with Iraq (news - web sites). "Today I weep for my country," said West Virginia Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd. "No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent peacekeeper. ... Around the globe, our friends mistrust us, our word is disputed, our intentions are questioned. "We flaunt our superpower status with arrogance," Byrd said, adding: "After war has ended the United States will have to rebuild much more than the country...
  • DFU SONG: Monday, Monday (Mondale, Mondale) 11-5-02

    11/05/2002 11:16:54 PM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 203+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 11-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - MONDAY, MONDAY Mondale, Mondale…you're the muggee Mondale, Mondale…you will go down in history 'Cause, Mondale, Mondale…what you have done is unexpectedly great Yes, Mondale, Mondale…you have now lost each freaking state Mondale, Mondale…at you we scoff Mondale, Mondale…now you will not tax our ass off And, Mondale, Mondale…what you have done is unexpectedly great Yes, Mondale, Mondale…you have now lost each freaking state Reagan kicked your butt…Reagan kicked your butt…that had ended it…ha ha ha But the RATS then brought you back…you weren't much of a hit…ha ha ha Mondale, Mondale…the RATS all grieve Mondale, Mondale…don't you...
  • I Got Helen Thomas to Hang Up on Me

    10/11/2002 11:50:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 105 replies · 1,180+ views
    DFU phone call to the troll | 10-11-02 | Doug from Upland
    THIS HELEN THOMAS NONSENSICAL PIECE inspired my phone call to her. Her number is at the bottom. I was surprised to actually get through to the troll. I gave my name and indicated that I participate on FreeRepublic where I saw her article posted. Trying not to be confrontational with the troll, I said that I found it interesting but had a few questions. First, she said that Iraq is under total surveillance from the air. I asked whether that was good enough considering that we have no access to the palaces or perhaps hundreds of other buildings that...