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  • Christian college in Wisconsin drops crusader name/mascot

    01/31/2014 7:18:58 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 20 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 1/31/14 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com. Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed...
  • The Wimp in the White House Wears Mom Jeans

    01/30/2014 7:57:31 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/29/2014 | Paula Helton
    Who can ever forget those manly mom jeans worn by our own version of Greg Heffley while throwing out the first pitch for a baseball game or riding his bike in his cute little helmet. Must be an Aunt Loretta somewhere in the Obama family tree. Wonder if she’s an illegal alien living off American taxpayers too? And, speaking of that pitch, most girls throw better.
  • SOUTHERN-STYLE SNOWSTORM: GRIDLOCK, KIND NEIGHBORS

    01/29/2014 5:02:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | Ray Henry,Russ Bynum
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Students camped out with teachers in school gyms or on buses and commuters abandoned cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches, fire stations - even grocery stores - after a rare snowstorm left thousands of unaccustomed Southerners frozen in their tracks.
  • DNC chief to tail Chris Christie in Florida

    01/18/2014 4:38:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/14/14 | JOSE DELREAL
    The Democratic National Committee will mount an aggressive messaging counteroffensive during New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s upcoming fundraising trip to Florida, a DNC official said Tuesday. Christie will visit the Sunshine State this weekend on a fundraising tour for Gov. Rick Scott, who is up for reelection later this year. This will be Christie’s first major fundraising effort as president of the Republican Governors Association and his first major trip out of New Jersey since becoming embroiled in the George Washington Bridge scandal.... Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chairwoman, will tail Christie in her home state, “rolling out the...
  • Pajama Boy, An Insufferable Man-Child

    12/19/2013 5:38:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/18/13 | Rich Lowry
    ajama Boy’s place in Internet infamy was secured as soon as the insufferable man-child was tweeted out by Organizing for America. He is the face of a web ad that is the latest effort by the Obama team to leverage the holidays for conversation about Obamacare. “Wear pajamas,” the ad reads. “Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking.” And, sure enough, Pajama Boy is wearing pajamas—a zip-up onesie in classic Lamar Alexander plaid—and drinking hot chocolate. He is in his twenties, sporting hipster glasses he could have bought at Warby Parker and an expression of self-satisfied ironic amusement....
  • Kids flee football in light of NFL violence, Pop Warner participation plummeting

    12/01/2013 8:03:42 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 138 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 28, 2013 | Nathan Fenno
    For Eddie Mason, the decision wasn’t difficult. The NFL veteran’s 10-year-old son, Tyler, won’t play tackle football until high school. Mr. Mason’s decision wasn’t a result of the burgeoning national discussion about football’s role in brain injuries. Instead, he believes children should learn the game’s fundamentals without tackling. Mr. Mason, who played three seasons at linebacker for the Redskins before retiring in 2003, sees a problematic culture infecting football’s lowest levels that’s inextricably connected to the safety concerns. “This brash kind of mindset, the underdog mindset,” Mr. Mason said, “this hard-core attitude kind of deal about who hits the hardest...
  • We Are Raising a Generation of Wimps

    10/26/2013 8:35:29 AM PDT · by bigbob · 57 replies
    Acculturated ^ | 10-24-13 | Mark Tapson
    Last weekend I was on a soft foam playground with my little girl, and I reflected on how different things were when I was a kid, shortly after dinosaurs roamed the earth. Playgrounds then were asphalt-covered, jagged-edged death traps for kids, but we didn’t know any differently and our parents weren’t freaked out about it. I vividly remember once hanging upside down from monkey bars and dropping onto concrete directly on my head (now that I think about it, that hit probably explains quite a bit about me). It’s a wonder that my generation survived childhood. What concerns me today...
  • Mark Steyn: No reason to believe GOP will ever repeal Obamacare

    10/22/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Tuesday Oct 22, 2013
    “[I] mean, Mitch McConnell’s line is now, ‘Oh, just let — Obamacare is going to be so self-evidently destructive that when we win our spectacular victory in the Senate election and the next presidential election, we will be able to repeal it and roll it back.’ When do the Republicans ever do that? Those Carter-era innovations like the entirely useless federal Department of Education, the federal Energy Department, even the National Endowment of the Arts — when for decades it has been mocked for giving public monies to crucifixes floating in urine, homoerotic photography involving bullwhips attractively positioned — none...
  • Marlins’ Tino Martinez Quits Amid Complaints [Pampered Big League Players]

    07/29/2013 9:56:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    <p>Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach on Sunday, hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public.</p> <p>Martinez, the former Yankees star, was in his first year as a professional coach this year. He was in the dugout for the Marlins’ 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, then met with Marlins officials and resigned.</p>
  • Theorists weigh in on where to hunt dark matter

    05/26/2013 6:21:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Phys.org ^ | May 22, 2013 | Lori Ann White
    Enlarge Left panel: Air molecules whiz around at a variety of speeds, and some are very fast. When they collide with both heavy and light elements - for example, xenon (purple) and silicon (orange) - these fast moving particles have enough momentum to affect both nuclei. Right panel: Dark matter particles are moving more slowly and are less able to affect the heavy xenon nucleus. As a result, detectors made from lighter materials like silicon may prove to be more effective at picking up signals of dark matter. Credit: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Phys.org) —Now that it looks...
  • [Vanity]Memo to the Republican Establishment

    02/23/2013 1:11:05 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    Me! | Now | TBP
    Memo to the Republican Establishment: the phrase "Don't bring a knife to a gunfight" does not mean "come unarmed."
  • The GOP Political Establishment Fiscal Cliff Sellout

    01/07/2013 8:36:44 AM PST · by IbJensen · 78 replies
    Chris Adamo.Com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Chris Adamo
    Apparently Republican career politicians inside the Beltway have a collective death wish. Faced with what they believed to be political impasse, they opted to completely abandon their conservative base and give their full support to the abhorrent and fiscally reckless policies of Barack Obama and the Democrats. Of course Republicans would argue that since Obama won reelection in November, they must acquiesce to his uncontested leadership. Sadly, they give no thought to the possibility that perhaps it is their constant inexcusable capitulation to the liberal establishment which has, more than any other factor, empowered the left as the dominant political...
  • McCain: Newsweek's 'liberal left-wing trash'

    07/30/2012 4:30:23 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 27 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/30/12 | DYLAN BYERS and MANU RAJU
    Sen. John McCain today called a Newsweek article alleging tensions with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign "liberal left-wing trash." In the exclusive article, Newsweek Washington bureau chief and media critic Howard Kurtz reports that McCain has failed in his efforts to counsel Romney and is frustrated with his behind-the-scenes role on the campaign (Kurtz calls him a "caged lion"). "Four years after his own presidential bid, McCain’s luster as a Republican Party spokesman appears to have dimmed: a number of proposed campaign trips on Romney’s behalf have quietly evaporated, and there has been no offer of a speaking slot at the...
  • Editorial: Vote ‘yes’ to retire UND logo (Fighting Sioux)

    06/12/2012 8:40:42 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 48 replies
    The Forum (Fargo, N.D.) ^ | 5 June 2012 | editorial board
    All the arguments have been heard. The debate, which has raged for years, comes down to Tuesday’s vote on Measure 4 – whether to retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux logo and nickname. North Dakotans who understand the greatness of a university is not defined by flawed imagery should vote “yes.” North Dakotans who understand that UND has been hurt by the nickname flap – and will be further damaged if the debate drags on – should vote “yes.” It really is that simple. The questions every voter should ask: Is the future of the university more important...
  • Pat Robertson Backs Legalizing Marijuana

    03/08/2012 8:30:25 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 277 replies
    Clem Britt/AP ^ | Jesse McKinley
    Of the many roles Pat Robertson has assumed over his five-decade-long career as an evangelical leader - including presidential candidate and provocative voice of the right wing - his newest guise may perhaps surprise his followers the most: marijuana legalization advocate. "I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol," Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. "I've never used marijuana and I don't intend to, but it's just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn't succeeded."
  • Charlton Library Sends Police To Collect Overdue Books From 5-Year-Old

    01/03/2012 2:34:00 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 13 replies
    CBSBoston.com ^ | 1/2/2012 | Staff
    CHARLTON (CBS) – A Charlton mom says her local library crossed the line when they sent police to collect her daughter’s overdue library books. Her mom says the 5-year-old girl was so afraid that she burst into tears. Charlton Police Sergeant Dan Dowd stopped by the home of Shannon Benoit to let her know that her daughter had two books several months overdue which needed to be returned or paid for. ...
  • Massachusetts Colonists Protest Tax with the Boston Tea Party (1773)

    12/16/2011 10:29:39 AM PST · by Phlap · 5 replies
    Refdesk ^ | 12/16/2011
    The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government and the monopolistic East India Company that controlled all the tea coming into the colonies. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.
  • Overhyped Irene makes Washington the inevitable butt of snickers

    08/28/2011 5:37:09 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 85 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 8/28/2011 | By Petula Dvorak
    Have your fun, Gulf Coasters. Go ahead, LOL at us. And Californians, please join in. It is a national pastime, apparently, to whip out our rulers and measure our natural disasters against one another in an endless, cross-country, chest-thumping smackdown. Yes, you’re totally right, America, about Washington’s wimpiness. We nearly crashed Twitter last week when the 5.8-magnitude earthquake knocked the political biographies off our bookshelves and tipped over our patio chairs. The horror! As Hurricane Irene churned toward the Mid-Atlantic, we bought enough dry goods to stock a humanitarian aid airlift for an entire continent and seriously discussed who could...
  • Have playgrounds become too safe for kids?

    07/22/2011 2:50:51 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 23 replies
    Shine from Yahoo ^ | Jul 20, 2011 | by Lylah M. Alphonse
    Playgrounds these days are usually brightly colored things, low-slung plastic-coated structures with short, gently sloping slides, set on surfaces covered with shredded rubber or wood chips. No see-saws. No hand-pulled twirling whirling rides. No super-high jungle gyms to climb. Swings (if there are any) often have safety bars and seat belts attached.
  • Man, Get Thee a Gym Bag!..The problem of the murse

    07/13/2011 8:02:22 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 94 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 13, 2011 | Laura Ingraham
    In their mission to erase all vestiges of masculinity once and for all, the fashion mavens have done away with the backpack, the briefcase, and the gym bag. The only accessory acceptable to the chic man about town is the murse. This purse-like man-pouch is all the rage in most metropolitan areas. At first, they weren’t as objectionable because they were modeled on satchels you’d expect to see on a World War I infantryman. But over the last few years, they have gotten more and more . . . well, feminine. The leather, canvas, and Naugahyde man-bags are now indistinguishable...
  • Dark matter could provide heat for starless planets

    04/02/2011 6:24:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 4/1/11 | Deborah Braconnier
    (PhysOrg.com) -- In a resent paper posted at arXiv.org and submitted to Astrophysical Journal, Dan Hooper and Jason Steffen, physicists at Fermilab in Illinois, present the theory that cold and dark planets, not heated by a star, could be heated by dark matter. In theory, this dark matter could produce habitable planets outside of what is known as a habitable zone. While no one knows exactly what dark matter is, it is believed to make up about 83 percent of the universe. The most accepted theory is this dark matter is made up of what are called WIMPs, or weakly...
  • "White House: We're Not Taking Sides in Egypt

    01/31/2011 2:34:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/31/11 | Brian Montopoli
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that it is "not for me or our government to determine" whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should leave office amid massive protests against his rule. Gibbs said the United States is "not picking between those on the street and those in the government." Yet Gibbs also said the U.S. was seeking an "orderly transition" in Egypt. Asked what he meant with those words, the press secretary said the United States wanted to see "a process of negotiations with a broad cross-section of the Egyptian people.
  • Fear Paralyzes the Republicans; Reid and Pelosi Terrorize the Town

    RUSH: The editors at the Wall Street Journal have a little blurb here today about what Harry Reid's trying to do. They're calling it: "Harry Reid's Holiday Jam -- What the Senate wants to pass while you're not paying attention. In the famous formulation often attributed to George Washington, the U.S. Senate is the saucer designed to cool the drink before it becomes law," let all the heat get out of the legislation so that reason and discourse can take place, so that the rash of emotions doesn't dictate legislation that's passed.
  • Arms Treaty Draws More GOP Votes

    12/11/2010 8:49:08 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 68 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/11/10 | J Weisman
    White House officials said Friday that they have the 67 Senate votes needed to ratify a new U.S. nuclear-arms accord with Russia, and President Barack Obama will delay his planned vacation in Hawaii until the Senate votes. The declaration came after Maine's two Republican senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, declared their support for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
  • BEAT ARMY

    12/10/2010 7:19:56 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 52 replies
    Heaven ^ | 12/10/2010 | A Righteous God
    The mighty Naval Academy shall destroy the hapless woops of the West Point Home for Semi-Literate Bumbling Buffoons tomorrow. Down with Army. They stink. GO NAVY!
  • WTVN officials apologize for words (The Wimps Cave In To the Illegals)

    06/12/2010 8:26:53 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 9 replies · 313+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 12, 2010 | Encarnacion Pyle
    WTVN officials apologize for words Talk-radio's plan to give away trip to Phoenix seen as insensitive Saturday, June 12, 2010 02:50 AM By Encarnacion Pyle THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH A local talk-radio station has apologized for insensitive language it used to promote a giveaway of a trip to Phoenix after Columbus' mayor suspended city travel to Arizona to protest a new immigration law, city and community representatives say. Columbus officials said WTVN (610 AM) pledged this week to work with the city to build better community relations after the controversial promotion. The apology reportedly came on-air last week and during a...
  • The Coffin: The New Symbol for the Democratic Party

    03/25/2010 5:59:56 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 8 replies · 357+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/25/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    I don't know what the big fuss is all about. Apparently the Democrats, and the FBI, don't get symbolism. Yes, a coffin is a metaphor for death. But I'll take the high road and see it as symbol that someone thinks Rep. Russ Carnahan (Disgrace-Mo.) is going to be dead at the polls come November.
  • Democrats express safety concerns after protests (Miami, Florida "news" Makes this #1 Story!)

    03/24/2010 1:10:17 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 83 replies · 1,751+ views
    WSVN-TV ^ | 03/24/10
    House Democrats are expressing concerns about their personal safety following protests over health care legislation. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday that officials from the FBI and Capitol Police briefed Democrats on how to handle perceived security threats.
  • Chastity belts become more popular with modern men

    02/25/2010 7:08:25 PM PST · by Korah · 31 replies · 2,384+ views
    Fun Reports ^ | 2/25/10 | ????
    Just one quick look at men's chastity belts is enough to make you shudder at such antihuman invention of the mankind. British and German women, however, feel free to make their husbands wear genital irons before letting them leave for work. The most horrible thing about it is that "cuffed" men do not give way to despair: they easily communicate with other men, who have their penises locked up in their pants. Chastity belts pose only one problem for their owners - men feel shy to use public toilets. Men's chastity belts were invented for the first time in England,...
  • Merry Christmas: GOP gives in on timing of health care vote

    12/22/2009 4:09:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 208 replies · 5,893+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | December 22, 2009 | David Lightman and Margaret Talev
    WASHINGTON — It may be the only bipartisan agreement that Congress reaches this year on overhauling health care. Republicans, under pressure not to wreck Christmas for lawmakers and their staffs, agreed Tuesday that Senate passage of the Democrats' controversial bill seemed inevitable and scaled back procedural-delay mechanisms to allow a vote by the morning of Christmas Eve.Had the full debate continued, the Senate would have voted at around 9 p.m. Thursday, too late for many lawmakers and their staff members to get home in time for the holiday. Instead, the vote is set for 8 a.m. President Barack Obama had...
  • CU campus police shut down NERF game

    12/09/2009 9:36:41 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 44 replies · 1,565+ views
    Cleveland gun Rights Examiner ^ | December 8, 2009 | Daniel White
    Students at the University of Colorado are being told by campus police that their planned game of "Humans vs. Zombies" must be canceled because of a campus ban on toys that look like guns. The planned game would divide participants into "humans" and "zombies" with the human team defending themselves with NERF guns. Campus police "[fear] they could be painted to look like a real weapon and someone could become alarmed and notify authorities, who would have to respond." "If we have people playing a game and someone happens to be walking and sees someone crouched down with something that...
  • Obama Not Watching the Results Tonight

    11/03/2009 8:12:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1,845+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-3-09 | Jim Hoft
    Robert Gibbs told reporters that President Obama is not watching the results tonight. Politico reported: Hours after urging reporters not to draw sweeping conclusions from Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told POLITICO President Barack Obama wasn’t even keeping an eye on the results. “He’s not watching returns,” Gibbs said.
  • Bush jokes as protesters burn his effigy outside downtown Montreal hotel

    10/22/2009 3:42:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies · 2,607+ views
    google ^ | 10/22/09 | cp
    MONTREAL — As George W. Bush joked with a business crowd inside a historic hotel ballroom Thursday, hundreds of people outside the room cheered while he was being burned in effigy. Police in riot gear and others on horseback held back a crowd of hundreds, including several people who tossed shoes at the Queen Elizabeth hotel in a demonstration of disdain for the man speaking inside. Two protesters tried forcing their way through the line of shield-and baton-carrying police, were wrestled to the ground, and arrested. Ironically, this anti-war protest took place outside the same hotel where the ultimate anti-war...
  • RNC boss hopeful religious bias past [Steele pimps Romney as "a good leader" for GOP] [barf]

    10/19/2009 12:09:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies · 23,462+ views
    The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2009-10-16 | Lisa Riley Roche
    WEST VALLEY CITY — The head of the Republican National Committee said Friday he believes voters may have moved beyond the bias against Mormonism that hurt Mitt Romney in last year's presidential election. Speaking to reporters after a town hall meeting at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Michael Steele said comments he made earlier this year about Romney being rejected by the GOP base because of his faith were "old news." "I was speaking to an attitude or a mindset at the time that I thought was unfortunate and I said that I think (Romney) proved just how unfortunate it...
  • Are Republicans in Congress really just a bunch of WIMPS?

    09/13/2009 8:14:46 AM PDT · by Smnz · 80 replies · 2,093+ views
    09/13/09 | Smnz
    Is Joe Wilson the ONLY conservative in Congress that will speak out? Are the rest of the Republicans just a bunch of mealy mouthed whiners and wimps? They should be RAISING MORTAL HELL! They should be DEMANDING that independent prosecutors be appointed for a whole list of crap that this administration and his co-conspirators have done. Repubs should be jumping up and down on desks! Does the Republican leadership just not get it? Where is THEIR passion and outrage?? They don't have the bully pulpit or control of Congress, and they have limited access in the media. BUT EVERY FREAKING...
  • Why are Republicans such wimps?

    05/31/2009 7:45:21 AM PDT · by teg_76 · 43 replies · 1,217+ views
    We win on issues. Why aren't there more Dick Cheney's?
  • GOP Moves to Tone Down Criticism of Sotomayor

    05/29/2009 4:42:37 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 66 replies · 1,967+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 29, 2009; 2:31 PM | By Dan Eggen, Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane
    Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are rushing to contain racially tinged rhetoric in the debate over President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, fearing that attacks emanating from some conservatives opposed to appellate court Judge Sonia Sotomayor could damage GOP prospects among women and the rapidly growing Hispanic population. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said today he was "uneasy" over allegations by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and talk-show host Rush Limbaugh that Sotomayor is racist. Sessions, who lost a 1986 bid for a federal judgeship amid concerns over his own racial sensitivity, said Republicans...
  • Daughters of laid-off dad ask Obama for help

    04/05/2009 5:12:56 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 93 replies · 3,142+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | 4/5/09 | KOMO 4 Staff
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Washington state girls took their plea straight to President Obama after their dad was laid off from his job. The two mailed a letter to the president at the White House after watching their father, Henry, struggle to find a new job. Now they're about to lose their home. It's a simple letter - asking for help. "My name is Lilian Deck and my sister and I live in Spokane," the girls' letter begins. "We would like to ask you a question - where is the help you promised in your campaign?"
  • Dark matter: Physicists may have found telltale

    04/01/2009 2:34:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 983+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/09 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – European astronomers said on Wednesday that an anomalous energy signal detected by an orbiting satellite could be a telltale of the enigmatic substance known as dark matter. The researchers, in a study appearing in the British journal Nature, say the hunch is that they picked up a signature of this strange phenomenon, but more work is needed. Some years ago, astrophysicists calculating the amount of matter in the Universe arrived at the startling discovery that ordinary material -- atoms -- comprises perhaps as little as five percent of the stuff in the cosmos. The rest, they believe,...
  • Geithner: Obama inherited worst fiscal mess ever

    03/03/2009 10:40:16 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 111 replies · 2,777+ views
    googlenews/ap ^ | 3-3-09 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Treasury secretary says the administration has inherited "the worst fiscal situation in American history." Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that Obama entered office facing a $1.3 trillion deficit — about 10 percent of the nation's economic output. Republicans have complained that Obama's budget proposal would balloon the deficit even higher, to $1.75 trillion.
  • Astronomers Aim to Grasp Mysterious Dark Matter (In search of WIMPs)

    12/29/2008 2:46:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 484+ views
    Space.com on Yahoo ^ | 12/29/08 | Clara Moskowitz
    For the past quarter century, dark matter has been a mystery we've just had to live with. But the time may be getting close when science can finally unveil what this befuddling stuff is that makes up most of the matter in the universe. Dark matter can't be seen. Nobody even knows what it is. But it must be there, because without it galaxies would fly apart. Upcoming experiments on Earth such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator in Switzerland, and a new spacecraft called Gaia set to launch in 2011, could be the key to closing the...
  • President Obama Jokes

    11/11/2008 7:27:39 PM PST · by Mojave · 47 replies · 2,862+ views
    The Barack Obama Jokes Website ^ | November 11, 2008 | Hillary Kitten
    Q. Why will Obama hold a séance once he's in the White House? A. So that he can thank everybody who voted for him. President elect Obama has arranged for his first meeting with foreign leaders from other to demonstrate his foreign policy expertise. It's scheduled to run for five minutes. Q. What will America's national bird be when Obama takes office? A. His middle finger. Obama's staff is preparing for his first press conference as President. They're busy writing the questions. Q. What will the difference be between President Obama and Karl Marx? A. Nobody knows. Unlike former Presidents,...
  • New poll: Voters see GOP-McCain surge on national security over Obama's wimpy Democrats

    09/06/2008 7:28:20 PM PDT · by Clairity · 34 replies · 128+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner has just released a survey that indicates voters perceive Republicans once again as far and away better on national security issues than Democrats. Forty nine percent of those surveyed thought.... ...Republicans were better on national security while 35% thought Democrats better. When it came to combating terrorism, 48% thought Republicans superior to Democrats while 33% gave Democrats the advantage. This could blossom into a serious problem for the Obama-Biden ticket and down-ballot races -- or opportunity for Republicans -- by Nov. 4. The Greenberg poll, done for the think tank Third Way, echoes a recent NBC/Wall Street...
  • Democrats regaining wimp factor

    One of the most notable polling results at the time of the 2006 elections was that Democrats had closed the national-security gap versus Republicans who held a long and significant advantage in that area. That was short-lived. Unfortunately for Democrats, the gap has reopened. Democrats are regaining the reputation with voters as wimps. Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner has just released a survey that indicates that voters perceive Republicans once again as far and away better on national security issues than Democrats. Forty nine percent of those surveyed thought Republicans were better on national security while 35 percent thought Democrats better. When...
  • Barack Obama: The first metrosexual candidate for President of the United States

    08/26/2008 8:31:34 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 37 replies · 1,560+ views
    Barack Obama: The first metrosexual candidate for President of the United States Feet and shoes take center place in Andy Martin's web-footed analysis of the left's effort to demonize Senator John McCain "Factually Correct, Not Politically Correct" AMERICA'S #1 POLITICAL BLOG ON THE 2008 CAMPAIGN ------------------------------------------------------------- We're not always first because we're #1; We're #1 because we are always first. ------------------------------------------------------------- BARACK OBAMA SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN'S FEET, OR HE RISKS GETTING THE BOOT FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COMMENTS BY KEITH OLBERMANN DO GET THE BOOT FROM ANDY MARTIN METROSEXUAL DEMOCRAT OBAMA SHOULD TREAD LIGHTLY ON MCCAIN'S...
  • Toby Keith Hits Back at Accusation Song Is Pro-Lynching (MORON LIBERAL ALERT)

    08/08/2008 8:34:19 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 68 replies · 173+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | August 08, 2008 | Fox News
    Toby Keith Hits Back at Accusation Song Is Pro-Lynching Friday, August 08, 2008 Toby Keith hit back at a recent blog post that derided his 2003 song "Beer for My Horses" as a pro-lynching anthem. "The song was a hit and the words 'lynch' and 'racism' has never come up until this moron wrote this blog," he said, according to ContactMusic. The country singer, 47, was on "The Colbert Report" last month to perform "Beer for My Horses," the popular song that inspired a movie of the same name. Huffington Post blogger Max Blumenthal called the song an "ode to...
  • Americans Do Not Retreat (Good One!)

    07/03/2008 8:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 159+ views
    Wizbang ^ | July 3, 2008 | DJ Drummond
    Jay and I have been bantering the 'Joe Horn' case, discussing various aspects of it and what it means to the greater society. Along the way, Jay mentioned the concept of 'duty to retreat'. The concept is based on the idea that when faced with an aggressor, a person has a moral duty to avoid confrontation, to give up ground and back away. That when a criminal gets it in his head that he wants to take something, we should just let him do so. That if he hurts someone, we should not try to prevent it. That the most...
  • Actor Calls Soldiers Wimps

    06/17/2008 5:11:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies · 119+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 14 June 2008 | John Semmens
    Rupert Everett, a British film actor, stunned fans when he referred to soldiers as “wimps.” “In my book, unless you’ve taken a hard, hot one up your bum, you’re a wimp,” Everett insisted. The flagrantly gay actor conceded that most people wouldn’t see things his way. “Ordinary men don’t appreciate the risks we have to face on a routine basis,” he complained. “What’s getting your head blown off by a jihadi compared to a slow agonizing death from AIDS?” Everett also lamented the fact that “while soldiers get medals, our courage goes unrecognized. There are G.I. Joes to glorify militarism,...
  • Actor Sorry For Calling Soldiers Wimps

    Rupert Everett has apologised for calling soldiers "wimps" and suggesting they went into the Army to torture prisoners. The 49-year-old star of My Best Friend's Wedding - and the son of a retired Army major - had been quoted in a newspaper criticising soldiers for whining. He told The Sunday Telegraph: "The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed, wanting to test yourself to the limits. He also said: "The whole point of being in the Army is going to war and getting yourself blown up. That and (urinating) on prisoners.
  • Letter to the Chairman of the Republican National Committee

    06/12/2008 7:23:36 PM PDT · by moniker1250 · 21 replies · 150+ views
    6/12/2008 | moniker1250
    Honorable Sir, I just received a survey and request for a donation in the mail with your name on it from the Republican National Committee. THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE QUESTION IN THE SURVEY ABOUT OUR ENERGY SITUATION AND THE HISTORY OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY STONE WALLING AGAINST ENERGY PRODUCTION WITHIN UNITED STATES TERRITORIES FOR DECADES. The RPN and John McCain need to grab that issue like a dog grabs a bone and chew it right into the 2008 national elections. The survey I received from the RPN was one more piece of evidence that the Republican Party has completely misread...