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  • 6 dead, 26 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago

    07/13/2015 3:09:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Peter Nickeas
    An older couple walking on Sawyer Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood slowed as they approached the red police tape, and their eyes met those of two young officers standing inside the crime scene. "Pasale, pasale," the officers said to the couple. "Pass." They ducked under the tape and stayed on the sidewalk, away from a cluster of shell casings and shattered glass. A 21-year-old man had been gunned down there. He was the 32nd person shot -- and the sixth killed -- over the weekend. In all, 10 were shot between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning, nine more...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's last act as governor still follows the Terminator

    07/08/2015 7:20:36 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/8/15 | Kyung Lah and Jason Kravarik
    In Hollywood, there's no better magnet for stargazing than a movie premiere. So on a Sunday afternoon in late June, the summer sun couldn't keep thousands of fans from lining Hollywood Boulevard, hoping to spot a star. This was the "Terminator Genisys" premiere, and only one star mattered: Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former governor of California shook hands, signed autographs and posed for selfies. It's the kind of personal attention Fred and Kathy Santos wish they could get from Schwarzenegger, who they say stole justice from their dead son.
  • Single Mom Palin Insists She Wasn’t Paid To Promote Abstinence, But Records Show ...

    06/29/2015 5:18:33 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 79 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 29 June 2015 | anon
    Just days after announcing her second pregnancy out of wedlock, mama bear Bristol Palin was back on the defensive, addressing the wave of critics who have called the former abstinence advocate a hypocrite in a blistering blog post. “I have never been paid as an ‘abstinence spokesperson,'” she said, although RadarOnline.com has learned she earned more than $300,000 spreading that very message. ...
  • BRISTOL PALIN STRIKES BACK: ‘THIS PREGNANCY WAS ACTUALLY PLANNED

    06/28/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Bratch · 167 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 28, 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    In response to the chorus of critics who attacked her after she announced she was pregnant, Bristol Palin posted a follow up blog post titled “My Little Blessing,” affirming her strong pro-life beliefs and clarifying some of the misrepresentations being made about her. [...] “None of us are perfect,” she continued, before explaining that the baby had been planned with her former fiance before the relationship ended: I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume. This pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was...
  • Courtney Love attacked during Paris anti-Uber protest

    06/28/2015 5:44:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 06/27/2015
    Rocker Courtney Love was left terrified when she was caught up in angry demonstrations in France on Thursday as protesters attacked her car during a drive into Paris. Love took to Twitter.com to explain that the car she was traveling in was ambushed as cab drivers blocked roads leading to and from the city's airports in a stand against taxi app Uber. Love claimed the driver was held hostage and the car was beaten with metal bats before they escaped by jumping on motorcycles, while they were also pelted with rocks by protesters and ignored by police. She used the...
  • Fran Drescher: I Had Tons of Sex With my Gay Ex-Husband

    06/17/2015 7:15:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 201 | Carlos Greer
    Fran Drescher was honored Tuesday at the Stonewall Community Foundation Vision Awards and thanked everyone including her “gay ex-husband.” Honored for her advocacy, she quipped, “I have a gay art dealer, a gay dermatologist — not to mention my hairdresser. I have a gay ex-husband! People always say to me [of her ex], ‘How did you not know?’ He loves decorating and fashion and clothes, but we actually did have sex a lot.
  • Zoe Saldana’s Husband Took Her Last Name

    06/08/2015 8:00:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/8 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Zoe Saldana‘s hunky husband Marco Perego took her last name after they married. “I tried to talk him out of it,” she said in the July issue of InStyle. “I told him, ‘If you use my name, you’re going to be emasculated by your community of artists, by your Latin community of men, by the world.” She continued, “But Marco looks up at me and says [adding an Italian accent], ‘Ah, Zoe, I don’t give a sheet.'”
  • Spike TV to cut Clint Eastwood's Caitlyn Jenner joke

    06/08/2015 11:45:19 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.08.2015 | Fox News
    Spike TV will cut out a joke Clint Eastwood cracked about Caitlyn Jenner at an award show on the network over the weekend, a rep for the network told USA Today.
  • Islamic State calls on Muslims to “kill enemies of Islam, especially Shi’ites”

    05/31/2015 6:59:47 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 31, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Not that this has anything to do with Islam. “Islamic State’s Saudi branch calls for clearing Arabian Peninsula of Shi’ites,” Reuters, May 30, 2015: DUBAI, May 30 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi’ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring centre has reported. Islamic State claimed two suicide bombings carried out on May 22 and May 29 on Shi’ite mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the bulk of the Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ite minority lives. The attacks...
  • Senator Marries Aide a Year After Denying Affair (Thad Cochran)

    05/31/2015 11:24:44 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | May 30, 2015 | Arden Dier
    Thad Cochran's camp batted down rumors last year of a romance between the senator and longtime aide Kay Webber, the New York Times reports, amid criticism that Webber had joined Cochran on 28 taxpayer-funded trips to 45 countries costing more than $150,000. Now, in a one-sentence statement, his office confirms that Cochran, 77, put a ring on it on Saturday during a private family ceremony in Gulfport, Miss., the Clarion-Ledger reports. Cochran's wife of 50 years—photographed by an anti-Cochran blogger in a nursing home last year—died in December at 73 after suffering from dementia, the Washington Post reports. A Cochran...
  • Witness: ‘It was a setup from start to finish’ (Waco Bikers)

    05/24/2015 7:08:05 AM PDT · by texas booster · 73 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 05/24/2015 | Tim Madigan and Kevin Sullivan (WaPo)
    WACO — Richie was the first to die, then Diesel, then Dog. Whatever else they were in life, the men with the biker nicknames were Cossacks, loud and proud and riders in a Texas motorcycle gang. And that’s what got them killed, shot to death in a brawl with a rival gang in the parking lot of a Texas “breastaurant” that advertised hot waitresses and cold beer. “I saw the first three of our guys fall, and we started running,” said their brother-in-arms, another Cossack, who said he was there a week ago when the shooting started at the Twin...
  • Report: Elizabeth Warren Did Not Disclose $1.3 Million Credit Line From Bank Of America

    05/20/2015 5:43:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    TheDC ^ | 5/20/15 | Alex Pappas
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the populist Democrat and foe of big banks, has not listed a $1.3 million credit line against her home with Bank of America on annual financial disclosure documents because of a loophole in federal law, according to a new report. The Boston Herald reported Wednesday that Warren, who is required to disclose financial assets and liabilities, avoided listing it in 2014 because it’s a line of credit — not a mortgage — and the Democrat doesn’t actually owe enough money yet. Here’s how the Democrat’s office explained the situation to the Boston Herald: “An aide for...
  • ‘Slaying as usual!’ Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Obamacare tweets raise some lefty hackles

    05/19/2015 4:06:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 19, 2015
    Last summer, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Sarah Michelle Gellar joked about how Obama’s motorcade in L.A. screwed up her plans to run errands. Today, she made a fun little crack about Obamacare, because — let’s face it — it’s just so easy: Finally got verified on #Instagram @sarahmgellar. It took me over three months .....thanks #ObamaCare 2:40 PM - 19 May 2015 But then, she followed up with this: And for the record - Obamacare was a joke. I'm neither #democrat or #republican (as some reports say) I'm an Independant thinker
  • Mother loses second son to violence after Roseland shooting

    05/14/2015 10:47:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    FOX 32 News ^ | May 14, 2015 | Anita Padilla
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - It was a violent night on the streets of Chicago Wednesday, three people were killed and at least 10 others were hurt in shootings on the South and West sides. In the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, two men were killed and a third was critically wounded in a shooting. About 8 p.m., the three men were in a vehicle in the 200 block of West 107th Street when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, police said. Two men, ages 19 and 20, were killed.
  • Kate and William's princess gets a royal name

    05/04/2015 2:46:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/04/2015
    After days of speculation and wagers by royal watchers all over the world, Kate Middleton and Prince William have named their new baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The littlest royal will carry the title Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, a Kensington Palace said in a statement Monday. Princess Charlotte -- who was born Saturday at London’s St. Mary’s hospital -- is now home with her royal parents at Kensington Palace. She met her grandparents and other family members at the couple's palace home in London Sunday, Reuters reported. Top bets for the baby's name had included Alice and...
  • Mediaite: New management at MSNBC may drop the axe on 3 shows

    05/04/2015 1:12:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Has MSNBC finally had enough of leaning forward into a full-tilt decline in ratings? Despite some suggestions that the cable channel’s carriage fees immunizes it from the ratings issue, it’s apparently not enough for the new president of NBC News. Poor ratings may spell the end of three shows, two of which appear in the channel’s ailing prime-time lineup, according to Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell: Mediaite has learned that Lack is now beginning to take an active role in the herculean task of trying to right that left-leaning ship: Specifically, Lack is now often attending MSNBC chief Phil Griffin‘s 11:30...
  • Pro-Putin bikers lay wreath in Vienna en route to Berlin

    05/03/2015 6:38:26 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 32 replies
    AP/Yahoo! ^ | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) — Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club were greeted by cheering supporters as they laid a wreath Saturday at a monument to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis. The pro-Kremlin Night Wolves are commemorating the Russian and Allied defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago in World War II with a ride from Moscow that is meant to end in Berlin May 9. Some EU officials have expressed criticism of their plans and Poland denied them entry, reflecting strains between Warsaw and Moscow over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict. In contrast, their reception...
  • San Antonians hit streets to protest death of Freddie Gray (4/29)

    04/30/2015 5:29:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    KSAT ^ | 4/29/15 | Bill Barajas
    The chants started early and lasted well into the night on Wednesday. The Perrin Beitel location is the same site as many other recent protests, including the high-profile officer-involved shooting of 23-year-old Marquise Jones. "We are one of the largest cities in the country and every other city is saying something. We can't go unheard," said protestor Marcus McNeil. "We have to let people know where we are." Protesters have watched how peaceful rallies can quickly turn violent, with buildings being burned and stores looted. "It was a long time coming. It was a powder keg that people kept putting...
  • Rand Paul has been taking poker lessons from the notorious 'King of Instagram' and Snapchatting it

    04/26/2015 8:06:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 24th 2014 | CAROLINE MOSS
    In Rand Paul's most recent Snapchat story, the presidential hopeful shared a clip of himself taking poker lessons from famed "King of Instagram," Dan Bilzerian. Welcome to 2015! Bilzerian, who has become an internet superstar after amassing millions of followers on Instagram — following his photos of naked women, guns, and piles of cash — is a renown poker player.
  • Country Music Awards

    04/19/2015 8:16:21 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 30 replies
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  • Will FOX Pull the Plug on American Idol?

    04/18/2015 5:35:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Idol ratings hit a series low last week, dropping to a 1.4 in the desirable 18-49 demographic. Even when head to head competition with The Voice was no longer a threat (the rival show aired a special results show at 8 pm) the numbers stayed flat this week. Once the highly rated FOX show, Empire left the Wednesday night lineup, the show began to falter. The Wrap notes, however, that Idol is still ahead of the final season of the cancelled X Factor. Heading into this week the two regular editions of “Idol” were averaging a combined 2.9 rating...
  • Mad Men star Jon Hamm Charged With Hazing During Uni Days

    04/10/2015 10:30:43 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10th April 2015 | Yahoo UK
    'Mad Men’ star Jon Hamm took part in a violent initiation ceremony, or hazing, at the University of Texas which led to criminal charges, court records have shown. The actor had not previously been linked publicly to a lawsuit filed by a member of a fraternity who claimed he was severely beaten, dragged by a hammer and had his trousers set alight. The 1991 lawsuit said Hamm participated “till the very end”. Criminal records show the now 44-year-old was charged with hazing and received deferred adjudication, which under Texas law means he had to successfully complete probation but was never...
  • Power Outage in DC

    04/07/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    Foxnews is reporting power is out all over the US Capital.
  • LDS Church launches Easter initiative [Church around since 1830 launches second annual initiative]

    04/03/2015 8:53:34 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 20 replies
    Provo Daily Herald (Utah) ^ | March 31, 2015 | Genelle Pugmire
    PROVO — The Christian world is preparing for its biggest celebratory week of the year: Holy Week. To honor and testify of Jesus Christ and His life, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday will launch an Easter initiative, “Because He Lives,” through social media and other tools. The initiative is expected to reach millions through social media, month-long displays in select LDS Church visitors’ centers, member and missionary tools, and online paid promotion on hundreds of Internet sites. The LDS Church has often been criticized for its less-than-visual participation in Holy Week activities. Throughout Christianity the...
  • Jon Stewart Rips John Boehner For Making Kissy Face Noises Over Funding DHS

    03/03/2015 5:54:27 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    FreakOutNation.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Anomaly
    Daily Show host Jon Stewart took issue with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday after he failed to pass funding the Department of Homeland Security.“So to stop the President from being too lenient on illegal immigration, you want to defund the department that secures the border?” Stewart asked.“It’s as though the caucus that you, John Boehner, purport to control has told you to [kiss] their ass,” Stewart said, referring to Boehner recently making kissy face noises at a reporter.Republicans touted their leadership skills just before the midterm elections, but so far, that hasn’t worked out well.“This finally answers the question,...
  • Unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford leaked

    02/16/2015 7:16:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    An unretouched Marie Claire photo of Cindy Crawford leaked on Friday, in which the 48-year-old supermodel looks pretty amazing posing in a black bra, undies, a furry coat and a hat. Marie Claire commented on the photo, sharing that its origins are actually from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. "No matter where the photo came from, it's an enlightenment -- we've always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more," the magazine writes."[The photo] is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous."
  • Fury at Miss Universe result: Audience boos as Colombian takes the crown - but was Jamaican ....

    01/26/2015 9:23:17 AM PST · by Cecily · 57 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 26, 2015 | Josh Gardner
    It's renowned for its swimwear round, stunning dresses and a seemingly never-ending array of beautiful women. However, last night's Miss Universe final in Miami got hotter than ever - after Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, 22, was controversially crowned the winner of the beauty pageant. Instead of the usual cheering, the audience erupted into boos of disapproval as favourite-to-win Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell only made it to fifth place. Shortly after Miss Fennell, 22, left the stage in the 63rd annual contest, her name began trending on Twitter along with the hashtag #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon.
  • Deflate-gate: Patriots Coach Says 'Climatic Conditions' May Have Under-Inflated Balls

    01/24/2015 4:07:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 140 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 24, 2015 | DEAN SCHABNER and AARON KATERSKY
    Deflate-gate: Patriots Coach Says 'Climatic Conditions' May Have Under-Inflated Balls Jan 24, 2015 By DEAN SCHABNER More From Dean » New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick today said "climatic conditions" may have been to blame for the footballs that were under-inflated Sunday for the AFC Championship game, and said the team had not tried to tamper with them. He said the team "followed the rules to the letter," denying any intentional wrongdoing by the Patriots. "At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage," Belichick said.
  • World's Worst Animal Sacrifice Is [Performed by Nepalese] Hindu [At Nepal Festival in Nepal]

    12/01/2014 1:05:33 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 58 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    <p>We rightly criticise Islam, but in doing so we must not forget the barbarism of some other non-Christian religions.</p> <p>While, after the coming of Jesus, in the parts of the world that adopted Christianity animal sacrifices have disappeared, they are still practised elsewhere to this day.</p>
  • Billy Graham is Not Gay.

    11/20/2014 3:46:26 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    11/20/2014 | Responsibility2nd
    Despite all the rumors on these two threads, (Which were mostly spread by me) let it be known that Billy Grahm is NOT GAY.Billy Gilman Reveals He's Gay  Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay  
  • Billy Gilman Reveals He's Gay

    11/20/2014 2:46:39 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 123 replies
    Country News ^ | 20 November 2014 | Unknown
    [2 Billy Gilman Reveals He’s Gay By Billy Dukes 34 minutes ago Hours after one country artist revealed he is gay, another followed. Billy Gilman followed. On Thursday afternoon, he took to YouTube to reveal he is gay.
  • Alberto Gonzales: Obama Doesn't Have 'Authority to Amend, Repeal, Suspend the Law'

    11/17/2014 8:39:13 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Susan Jones
    "I start with the Constitution, where Article II, Section 3, requires that the president take care that the laws are faithfully executed," former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Sunday. "From my perspective, I don't think the president has the authority to amend, repeal or suspend the law or fail to refuse a law based solely on policy." Gonzales, who served in the George W. Bush administration, was speaking to CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley.
  • Lena Dunham threatens multi-million dollar lawsuit against website

    11/05/2014 1:23:55 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:09 EST, 5 November 2014 | Ashley Collman
    Lena Dunham is now threatening to sue the right-wing website which last week published an article claiming she sexually abused her little sister when they were children. The claim is based on an excerpt from the Girls star and creator's new book, Not That Kind of Girl, and details how she once looked at her sister Grace's vagina when her sibling was a year old and she was seven. Lena defended the action as innocent childhood exploration based on curiosity, but the website Truth Revolt called the memory 'unsettling' and disturbing'. Since then, she has been in a war of...
  • Lena Dunham cancels two book tour events and threatens to sue right-wing website

    11/04/2014 10:23:12 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:00 EST, 4 November 2014 | Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Lena Dunham is reportedly threatening to sue the right-wing website which last week accused her of sexually abusing her little sister Grace when they were children. In the wake of the allegations, the creator and star of HBO's Girls, has cancelled two stops on her book tour scheduled this week in Belgium and Germany for health issues. On Monday, she tweeted that she was 'deeply sorry' to miss the Antwerp Book Fair and a signing in Berlin, adding that she's 'so grateful for your energy and support'.
  • George W. Bush's Daughters Are Not Republicans

    09/04/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 107 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Both of former President George W. Bush's daughters aren't following the family's Republican Party heritage. Jenna Bush Hager ... is registered to New York's Independence Party ... Barbara Pierce Bush, is registered to vote in Texas and is not affiliated with any political party...
  • Pretending Bitcoin Goes Away

    08/04/2014 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | Mark Baisley
    For better and for worse, governments assert their participation in the language of commerce. Recently, an intriguing undercurrent has begun shifting the very substance of currency. As consumers, employers and taxpayers, I believe that we should be paying attention to recent evolutions. For context, let’s first visit the concept of money. Money is stored value. It may represent work performed, products built or property sold. It may be earned, inherited, accumulated or stolen. But regardless of its source, money is the generally accepted units of measure that symbolize the abstraction of worth. The greatest utility of money is its ability...
  • Is Facebook Down?

    08/01/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 85 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/1/14 | BigEdLB
    Something went wrong... Anyone else have this problem?
  • Katy Perry Mistakenly Tweets That 100 UNICEF Workers Died On MH17 Malaysian Airlines Fligh

    07/21/2014 8:08:51 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | 7-21-14 | Rebecca Merriman
    KATY PERRY @katyperry So INCREDIBLY sad to hear that there were 100 volunters for UNICEF on flight #MN17 Sending our prayers to all of the families affected :( UNCIEF have assured the public that no employees or volunteers for the world organisation were onboard the MH17, Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week after Katy Perry, an ambassador for the company, tweeted that 100 volunteers had died in the accident. ** snip ** With 54 million followers, more than any other Twitter user, Perry's tweet obviously caused confusion and for many, probably panic. It's unclear where...
  • Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper Who Dismembered Himself Says Penis is Reattached [title shortened]

    07/03/2014 1:15:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    Radio.com ^ | 7/1/14
    One-time Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Christ Bearer says that, despite the fact that he cut his penis off in a much-written about incident in April, his member has reunited with his body and is now fully functioning. In fact, he hopes to prove both points by doing a porno film. -snip- TMZ’s crack interviewer asked the rapper if any drugs were involved in his self-castrating incident, which led to a series of bleeped-out expletives; however he does say, “PCP was involved!” and adds, “Kids, say no to drugs!”
  • Corrupt HTML on Michelle Malkin site?

    07/01/2014 1:18:35 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin website | 1-July-2014 | vanity
    This is on the MichelleMalkin.com site, and there are other places besides the main page (Corruption and June articles). If I click on the article: Democrats help choose ‘Republican’ Thad Cochran to run against a Democrat in November It goes to: This media mindset is why the IRS scandal isn’t ‘mainstream’ news
  • CBS: Rick Perry "stepped right in it" comparing gays to alcoholics

    06/20/2014 10:51:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/20/2014 | LINDSEY BOERMA
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry probably shouldn't have attempted to make the case that gay people can "decide not to" be gay despite genetic predisposition, he conceded Thursday, offering no semblance of an apology but trying instead to rally attention back to his message about jobs and the economy. "I got asked about an issue," Perry, a Republican, explained during a lunch hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "And instead of saying, 'You know what? We need to be a really respectful and tolerant country - to everybody - and get back to talking about: Whether you're gay or straight, you...
  • Mapping 100 Years Of US Immigration By State

    06/01/2014 7:05:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/01/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Several days ago, we looked at the big picture of US immigration, presenting the place of origin of America's 40 million foreign-born residents. However, as is always the case with the US, focusing on the big picture at the national level ignores the nuances at the state level. The following two charts using Pew Research data, compiled by the WaPo, show the dramatic changes in the land of origin of US immigrants, beginning with 1910 when Germany was the primary driver of US-born residents, accounting for 18% of US immigrants, and proceeding through 2010, when Mexico has become the...
  • Cyprus’ first gay pride parade a hit

    06/01/2014 5:55:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2014
    NICOSIA, Cyprus – Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade on Saturday, exceeding the expectations of organizers who said the event’s popularity shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative attitudes.
  • Woman Smashes Record by Eating 72-Ounce Steak in Under Five Minutes… Then She Did It Again

    05/27/2014 7:57:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 107 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05-27-2014 | Mike Opelka
    Molly Schuyler, 34, reportedly weighs in at 120 pounds. However, on Monday, the professional competitive eater may have added to that total after she consumed two steaks, each weighing 72 ounces. Moreover, she accomplished this feat in under 15 minutes.
  • Issa condemns Donnelly comments on Islamic law

    05/08/2014 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2014 5:56 PM EDT | Juliet Williams
    Republican Congressman Darrell Issa on Thursday strongly condemned comments by GOP gubernatorial front-runner Tim Donnelly, in which the state lawmaker has tried to tie his Indian-American rival to fundamentalist Islamic law, calling his statements “hateful and ignorant garbage.” Donnelly, a state assemblyman who is popular with the tea party, has repeatedly said this week that Neel Kashkari supported Shariah banking code when he was a senior official at the U.S. Treasury Department in 2008. On Facebook, Donnelly posted a link to a banking seminar hosted by the department during which Kashkari, a Hindu, delivered opening remarks. “As far as I’m...
  • Yes, Of Course That Was Rape on Last Night’s Game of Thrones

    04/21/2014 3:11:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/21/14 | Margaret Lyons
    [This post contains spoilers from last night's GoT.] Game of Thrones has been a rape-heavy show from very early on. And it hasn't exactly been progressive in its take on sexual violence — Daenerys falls in love with her rapist, for example. But last night's rape scene, in which Jaime assaults his sister Cersei inches away from their dead son's body, is a new low for the deeply violent series, because the scene was rewritten from the book to recast the sex as not consensual, and yet the show's cast and crew aren't even sure whether it constitutes rape. "It...
  • BOB DOLE SAYS US SHOULD SEND WEAPONS TO UKRAINE

    04/21/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by bkopto · 39 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | staff
    Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said Monday that the U.S. should send weapons, including tanks, to Ukraine to help it resist Russia's moves on its territory and to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a strong message. The 90-year-old Republican Party icon and former U.S. Senate majority leader said Putin "has sort of sized up" Democratic President Barack Obama and "concluded that he's not a strong leader." Dole's comments came as Vice President Joe Biden began a high-profile visit to Ukraine and only days after an announcement in Geneva that talks between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European...
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • Justin Bieber barred from Miami nightclubs

    04/07/2014 2:15:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    mercury news ^ | 4/7/14 | Tony Hicks - Contra Costa Times
    Miami nightclubs don't like Justin Bieber. Various sources apparently told TMZ that last week Bieber's people tried reserving tables at LIV, Story, and Adore ahead of Bieber pulling into town for the weekend, but were refused. The website reported Bieber's people promised to spend big money, but were told no. Of course, Bieber isn't yet 21. But that apparently hasn't stopped the clubs from welcoming the Beebs in the past.
  • Obama reveals Final Four bracket picks

    03/19/2014 7:45:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
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