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  • The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast

    05/07/2017 7:28:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 18, 2017 | Louis Sahagun
    The trees that shade, cool and feed people from Ventura County to the Mexican border are dying so fast that within a few years it’s possible the region will look, feel, sound and smell much less pleasant than it does now.“We’re witnessing a transition to a post-oasis landscape in Southern California,” says Greg McPherson, a supervisory research forester with the U.S. Forest Service who has been studying what he and others call an unprecedented die-off of the trees greening Southern California’s parks, campuses and yards. Botanists in recent years have documented insect and disease infestations as they’ve hop-scotched about the...

    07/12/2013 1:19:48 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 319 replies
    Free Republic | July 12, 2013 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • Willow the cross-country cat back with owners

    09/23/2011 2:27:05 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 9/23/11 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Five years after she went missing from her Colorado home, Willow the cat has been reunited with her owners in New York City. How the calico cat ended up on a Manhattan street remains a mystery. But three children and their parents are certainly glad that she'll be headed home with them. ...Willow disappeared when a contractor left the front door ajar during a home renovation project five years ago. The family sent out frantic online messages and put up posters around their home in Broomfield. But when Willow didn't return, they assumed the petite 2-year-old had...
  • Sarah Palin's 16-year-old daughter Willow ticketed for speeding in family Escalade

    05/14/2011 9:01:36 AM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 142 replies ^ | 14th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Bristol Palin isn't the only one living fast these days. Sarah and Todd Palin's second oldest daughter, Willow Palin, 16, was ticketed in Alaska for driving nearly 20 miles per hour over the speed limit in the family's black Cadillac Escalade SUV. According to a TMZ review of documents filed in Alaska, Willow was said to be driving 84 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone. According to the website, she was issued a 'minor offence' citation for $162 and let go 'without further incident'.
  • Kathy Griffin to go after 16-year-old Willow Palin in 2011

    01/06/2011 6:15:30 AM PST · by FredJake · 48 replies ^ | 1/5/2011 | Joe Newby
    Kathy Griffin, the alleged comedienne who was booed by soldiers for a so-called "joke" about Bristol Palin, announced to The Hollywood Reporter that 16-year-old Willow Palin would be her next target. Griffin, who managed to get through a New Year's program without lapsing into her usual foul language, said, "In 2011 I want to offend a new Palin". The reason? "She's called people a fa---t on Facebook a couple of times," says Griffin. "You don't throw around the f-word without hearing from me about it." Griffin has already attacked other members of the Palin family and feels the teenaged girl...
  • What's with the recent trend of tagging non-relevant articles with palin or sarahpalin?

    11/29/2010 12:17:57 PM PST · by Anamnesis · 34 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    What's with the recent trend of tagging articles with palin or sarahpalin that have nothing to do with Sarah Palin? If your article has nothing to do with Palin, please don't tag it as such. It's bad enough that journalists use her name to get hits to their articles or as a cheap source of writing material. We don't need that attitude here too. Just because people want to increase traffic to their posts, doesn't mean they should tag their posted articles with palin or sarahpalin. This just clutters the keyword/tagging system.
  • Are the Palin Girls Cyberbullies?

    11/18/2010 4:56:53 PM PST · by Artcore · 62 replies ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | Emily Bazelon
    While the premiere of Sarah Palin's reality show was pulling in record ratings for TLC Sunday night, her daughters Willow and Bristol Palin were apparently going to the mat on Facebook. The girls, who are 16 and 19, were defending the show from posters who said they didn't like it.
  • Willow Palin Helps the Left Discover Parental Responsibility

    11/18/2010 5:48:04 PM PST · by TheHawksNest · 52 replies
    NewsReal ^ | November 18, 2010 | Rob Taylor
    The Left is just livid over a Facebook exchange between 16-year-old Willow Palin and a couple of guys from her area. Willow called one of the kids “gay” and a “faggot” in response to his attack on her family. Being of delicate constitution and having refined sensibilities, the Left was horrified by teenage trash talk, especially of the “homophobic” variety. After all, it’s not as if the Left would do the same. Why, I remember when former Pandagon writer “Ilyka” wrote a piece responding to something I wrote that claimed I was a rape-loving Christian “fag,” the noble liberals of...
  • Palin’s supporters

    11/18/2010 3:10:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Taunton Gazette's Spitz Bits ^ | November 18, 2010 | Julia Spitz
    I’m not exactly outraged Bristol Palin is in the finals of “Dancing with the Stars.” I’m not like the guy who shot out his TV when Tuesday’s votes were revealed. Bristol has shown poise and a willingness to learn. But she’s shown something else in her TV reality show run. She’s shown her mother’s surprising strength. The reason she’s consistently at the bottom of the judge’s rankings and yet wins another chance every week? Her mom is Sarah Palin. After this month’s elections, we officially live in the bluest blue-blue state on the face of the earth, so it takes...
  • Palin daughters are threatened, taunted in Facebook war

    11/18/2010 12:33:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2010 | Laura Donovan
    The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that 16-year-old Willow Palin “unloaded on [a] student” and “lashed out at multiple others” during a Facebook wall post war. But Palin was not the only Facebook user to throw out scathing insults.Willow Palin is under immense media scrutiny and being dubbed “homophobic” by Gawker, a website that has made clear its unfavorable view of the Palin family, for describing one former schoolmate as “so gay” and a “faggot.” TMZ obtained screenshots yesterday of the Facebook debate, which began when a Facebook user and former classmate of the Palin girls named Tre posted a status update...
  • Piper Palin missed most of her classes last week, but it’s OK. She brought notes.

    11/18/2009 7:37:10 PM PST · by curth · 9 replies · 1,304+ views
    frontiersman ^ | 11/17 | GREG JOHNSON
    WASILLA — Piper Palin missed most of her classes last week, but it’s OK. She brought notes. The 8-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, along with 15-year-old sister Willow, joined the former Alaska governor in taping some interviews leading up to today’s release of Palin’s book, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Perhaps the third-grader wanted more pull than just a note from a former governor and vice presidential candidate. So, after sitting in the front row while her mother was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in Chicago on Wednesday, Piper asked the talk show host for a note excusing her from class,...
  • Sarah, Piper & Willow Palin With Oprah Today!

    11/11/2009 8:21:04 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 23 replies · 1,409+ views
    Willow, Piper, and I are in Chicago and just wanted to let you know that I had a great conversation with Oprah today. We taped the show for Monday, November 16th, and enjoyed it so much that we went way over on time. The rest will air on Oprah was very hospitable and gracious, and her audience was full of warm, energized and (no doubt) curious viewers. - Sarah Palin
  • Bill Maher: "Letterman Will F*** Her (Willow) Right There On Stage" (BOYCOTT! Video)

    06/16/2009 2:16:24 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 54 replies · 2,595+ views
    C4P ^ | June 16, 2009 | Videmus Omina
    Astonishing. From Jimmy Arone at Big Hollywood, a roundup of Bill Maher's Real Time monologue from last Friday night: In defending his friend, Maher thought Republicans had over reacted and this was just a case of ‘fake’ outrage. Much ado about nothing. He then went on talking about how Letterman had invited Sarah Palin and her young daughter, Willow, to appear as guests on his show but the Governor declined because she thought it would be wise to keep her daughter away from him. Said Maher, “…that’s right, he’s 62 years old, he’s gonna [f**k] her right there on stage…it...
  • Letterman’s Pathetic Attempt At An Apology

    06/15/2009 6:04:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies · 940+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-15-09 | Curt
    David Letterman finally apologizes....albeit a crappy one that has this ridiculous line: It’s not your fault that it was misunderstood, it’s my fault. That it was misunderstood. Yup, big misunderstanding. As Jeri says in the below video, "honest officer, I didn't know she wasn't 18!" Here is the whole thing: All right, here - I’ve been thinking about this situation with Governor Palin and her family now for about a week - it was a week ago tonight, and maybe you know about it, maybe you don’t know about it. But there was a joke that I told, and I...
  • Palin Power: She's drawing big crowds and ignoring the D.C. cognoscenti

    06/14/2009 4:03:24 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 72 replies · 3,522+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 14, 2009 | Jack Kelly
    President Barack Obama is, by far, the most popular politician in America. And there is little doubt who is No. 2. (snip) That many liberals found Mr. Letterman's remarks humorous speaks not only to their depravity, but to their fear. The 20,000 who turned out to see Ms. Palin in Auburn testify to the fact that she strikes a responsive chord with ordinary people no other Republican does. Liberals and some Beltway conservatives assert Ms. Palin is stupid. She frequently is misquoted -- most recently by Dan Balz in The Washington Post Wednesday -- to make her appear so. But...
  • New York Lawmaker Calls on CBS to Fire Letterman for Palin Comments

    06/12/2009 4:24:00 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 85 replies · 3,442+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 12, 2009 | FOX News
    New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a Republican, is calling on the CEO of CBS to fire David Letterman for crude comments he made about Sarah Palin and her daughter. In the letter to CBS chief Les Moonves, Kolb said he took Letterman to task for the "shockingly inappropriate" jokes. “As the proud father of a daughter, and as a husband, I wanted Mr. Moonves to hear from me directly about Mr. Letterman’s disparaging remarks," Kolb said in a written statement. “Firing Mr. Letterman would send a clear message that CBS will not tolerate any of its employees...
  • Flowers for Willow Palin

    06/12/2009 2:16:53 PM PDT · by Tucson_AZ · 46 replies · 1,535+ views
    vanity ^ | 6/12/2009 | self
    I'm posting this as a suggestion for everyone. After writing to CBS, Major League Baseball and the sponsors listed elsewhere (without much satisfaction), I decided to not just type, but to take action - I sent flowers to Governor Palin at the Alaska State Capitol with the following note: Please give these flowers to Willow. My family all thinks David Letterman's comments are despicable and my wife and daughters all want to give Willow a big hug. My sons want to give Mr. Letterman something else, but I reasoned with them that that would be counter-productive as you and Todd...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin and the Today show

    06/12/2009 5:12:09 AM PDT · by blueyon · 189 replies · 7,291+ views
    Matt Lauer interviewed Gov Sarah Palin today. They talked about the gas pipe line and then got into the Letterman comment (from about the 4:00 minute mark). Sarah told it like it was when Lauer pressed her. Matt tried to excuse Letterman and Sarah said "he was naive" and then he really got interesting! Matt finally had to give in (even thou he tried to defend Letterman). Was great! REALLY WORTH LISTENING TO!
  • Letterman Lies In Palin Joke Apology

    06/11/2009 2:17:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies · 1,449+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-09 | Curt
    To add to Aye's post here is the video of Letterman's "apology" [video at site]Yeah, he actually meant to "joke" about the 18 year old Bristol having sex with a baseball player rather then 14 year old Willow bring raped (statutory). Makes sense right seeing as how Bristol was NOT at the game he referenced but Willow was. Give me a break. His exact words: One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez. Nope, no confusing that one no matter how much he lies in an...
  • Women's Advocacy Group Leader Blasts Letterman's Jokes About Palin, Calls for Apology (Good!)

    06/11/2009 2:12:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 1,212+ views
    fox news ^ | 6/10/2009 | Fox News
    The president of a national women's public policy group on Thursday blasted David Letterman's "offensive" jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter and called on the CBS late-night host to formally apologize. "There's a saying that out of the heart, the mouth speaks, and Letterman's statement reveals a pretty ugly reflection of who Letterman may be," Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, told "When he said those things, they were thought through. He probably kicked them around with his writers who thought it was appropriate to say these reprehensible things." Letterman has been under fire since he...