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  • Obama kisses Chavez in new Benetton ad

    11/16/2011 5:07:08 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 4:10 p.m.: | Maura Judkis
    Update Nov. 16, 4:10 p.m.: The Benetton has dropped the image of the Pope kissing an Imam from the campaign after complaints. Benetton returns to its controversial marketing roots with a new campaign that features President Obama and other world leaders engaging in a kiss. In two separate ads, Obama is seen kissing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
  • Cain Adviser to Accuse Team Perry of Leaking Harassment Claims: Watch 'Special Report' at 6 p.m. ET

    11/02/2011 3:10:31 PM PDT · by mick · 264 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Breaking News ^ | 11/2/11 | Fox News
    Cain Adviser to Accuse Team Perry of Leaking Harassment Claims: Watch 'Special Report' at 6 p.m. ET
  • Obama’s New Jobs Slogan: ‘We Can’t Wait’ (Achtung!)

    10/24/2011 9:36:07 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/24/11 | Ann Compton
    President Obama is coining a new campaign slogan for a three-day western campaign fundraising tour, along with executive action that would not need Congressional approval on some mortgage and student loan relief. “We Can’t Wait” is the battle cry he takes first to Las Vegas, where the president intends to stand on the front porch of a home and announce that his administration will ease the rules for homeowners who want to renegotiate their federally backed mortgages. In Las Vegas, one in every 39 homes is in foreclosure, the worst rate in the nation.
  • Pure Gold USB Memory Stick from the Middle East

    10/22/2011 6:54:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Rich Times ^ | 10/17/11
    Pure Gold USB Memory Stick from the Middle East October 17th 2011 | Posted in Gadgets Having just written about the nearly million dollars that a Kate Moss statue in gold sold for, its almost as if yellow Gold just came back into fashion. What else can explain this pure gold USB memory drive from Jamil Pure Gold ? Its not the first USB memory stick in a gold bar form, but it is definitely the first one to be made from 24 karat gold that is 999.9 percent pure gold leaf. Also, unlike the memory sticks of yore ,...
  • Woman allegedly beaten with frozen armadillo

    10/21/2011 5:28:55 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 21, 2011
    Dallas police are on the lookout for a man who could face assault charges for throwing a frozen armadillo at a 57-year-old woman near Dallas. The woman, My Fox Dallas-Fort Worth reports, met the man in a parking lot to purchase the armadillo carcass, which she planned to eat. During a fight over its price, he hit her with the animal in the leg and the chest, leaving bruises on her body.
  • Hairy, 'crazy' ants invade from Texas to Mississippi

    10/02/2011 4:02:22 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 67 replies Press ^ | Sat, Oct 1, 2011 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It sounds like a horror movie: Biting ants invade by the millions. A camper's metal walls bulge from the pressure of ants nesting behind them. A circle of poison stops them for only a day, and then a fresh horde shows up, bringing babies. Stand in the yard, and in seconds ants cover your shoes. It's an extreme example of what can happen when the ants — which also can disable huge industrial plants — go unchecked. Controlling them can cost thousands of dollars. But the story is real, told by someone who's been studying ants...
  • Anwar al-Aulaqi gets new designation in death

    09/30/2011 2:40:45 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 45 replies
    Washington ^ | 11:19 AM ET, 09/30/2011 | Greg Miller and Alice Fordham
    Anwar al-Aulaqi (AP/Muhammad ud-Deen) U.S. officials have given Anwar al-Aulaqi a newly elevated designation on the day of his death by drone strike, describing him as “chief of external operations” for al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen. The new title, cited by officials at the White House and the CIA, reflects Aulaqi’s evolution from Muslim cleric to alleged terrorist plotter, as well as a desire by American officials to persuade the public that the extraordinary killing of a U.S. citizen overseas was warranted. U.S. officials also disclosed what they said were new details about Aulaqi’s operational role, saying that he personally had...
  • Report: Administration ignored high costs in healthcare bill

    09/15/2011 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Amanda Carey
    In the thick of the debate over President Barack Obama’s health care reform bill, administration officials ignored warnings that one of its most controversial provisions was financially unsustainable and could leave taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars. According to a report released Thursday by a working group of congressional investigators, officials inside the Department of Health and Human Services ignored numerous red flags about the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program (CLASS) — and in some cases the officials went to work figuring out how to hide them. Now, those same officials are scrambling to come up...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-14-11 (WTF? Weprin-Turner Fratricide in DUmmieland)

    09/14/2011 9:27:57 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 60 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 14, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    WTF? Weprin lost to Turner, and it shouldn't have happened. So now the DUmmies are looking for someone to blame. A circular firing squad has formed, and the first shots have been fired. There's Weprin-Turner Fratricide in DUmmieland! PJ has already given you one DUFU this morning on the stunning NY-9 election. But the result is so delicious, it's worth a second edition. It's a DUbble-DUFU Wednesday! I'm sampling from a bunch of different threads, so no particular link. DUmmies in the Bolshevik Red. Me, Charles Henrickson, in the [brackets]. And away we go: Boy. The people spoke LOUDLY>...
  • Obama's Illegal Uncle Arrested; 'Uncle Omar' Hits Cop Car, Tries to Call White House

    08/28/2011 9:48:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, August 28, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    A number of media outlets have already reported that an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week on Wednesday after he rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was later charged with DUI among other violations. I spoke to Framingham Public Information Officer Lieutenant Delaney who told me that when Onyango Obama was asked at booking if he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail, the Kenyan immigrant replied: "I think I will call the White House." It should be noted that the Times of...
  • Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama — not worth 1,000 words [that side-by-side really struck a nerve]

    08/25/2011 1:32:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2011 | Alexandra Petri
    ....The image of Rick Perry and Barack Obama that has been circulating is worth 300, at most. The above “side-by-side comparison,” tweeted by David Limbaugh, has torn through the Internets of late. It’s supposed to be a “side-by-side comparison.” True, Obama is not actually 22. He’s 20. From a 20-year-old’s perspective, this is a tremendous and unbridgeable gap, but to everyone else it’s a case of potato, potato. But let’s take this as a comparison. What can we learn upon analyzing this photo? Perry accessorizes with airplanes. Obama accessorizes with very, very ill-advised hats. Perry gets a cool fighter...
  • pretty soon you'll only be able to post Free Republic sources on Free Republic.

    08/25/2011 5:58:01 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 47 replies
  • Bomb strapped to teenage girl's neck in Sydney

    08/03/2011 3:42:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/3/11
    Police are trying to defuse a bomb strapped around the neck of a terrified teenage girl at a multimillion pound mansion in Sydney, Australia. Cops raced to the Mosman home of the 18-year-old victim, who is part of one of Sydney's wealthiest families, after she raised the alarm. A senior police officer has described the device as a 'collar bomb' and it's believed a ransom note has been attached to the girl's neck.
  • Market Views Debt Deal Mostly Positive

    08/02/2011 12:51:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 2, 2011 | David Malpass
    The House and presumably the Senate have finished a last-minute deal to increase the debt limit.  While it doesn't provide structural reform or much in the way of spending cuts, we think it is otherwise a better-than expected outcome for financial markets.    It should strengthen the dollar temporarily, lift equities and start the process of moving bond yields up toward more normal levels.  U.S. GDP growth and developments in Europe (particularly EU steps to counter the procyclical interaction between short selling, derivatives and ratings downgrades) are important remaining variables in the strength of the asset reallocation from bonds to equities.    Good outcome for...
  • EDITORIAL: Jacking up your electric bill

    07/27/2011 5:55:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Editorial
    More regulations on industry will hurt the flickering economyAmerica faces a European-style debt crisis, but you wouldn’t know it from observing what’s happening on Capitol Hill. At a Senate committee’s request, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Tuesday issued an analysis of proposed renewable (RES) and clean-energy standards (CES). The federal government has grown so large that it’s actually studying how to spend money to make electricity more expensive. In fact, it’s a White House priority. In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for 80 percent of America’s electricity to come from windmills and solar panels by...
  • Perry offers no hints at local GOP fundraiser (Sarah Palin's uncle makes news)

    07/26/2011 8:52:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    San Angelo Standard Times ^ | 7-26-2011 | Kiah Collier
    Perry offers no hints at local GOP fundraiser By Kiah Collier San Angelo Standard TimesJuly 26, 2011 at 9:46 p.m. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin asked her uncle Mike Sheeran to deliver a message to Gov. Rick Perry at a Republican Party fundraiser held at Bentwood Country Club on Tuesday: That he should declare his entrance into the 2012 presidential race. "Sarah wanted me to tell him that, if he were to declare, he should declare here at Bentwood," said Sheeran, who has lived in San Angelo for about 12 years, adding that he would be a big supporter of...
  • Why is it so difficult to understand....

    07/13/2011 9:49:12 AM PDT · by 101voodoo · 16 replies
    Why do so many people here panic because Obama says he "may" not pay the SS, Medicare/caid, military bills next month? If this is HIS decision and he chooses to hold SS recipients etc hostage then HE will bear the brunt of the blame and here is why. Tax receipts will be 200 BILLION for July.Interest on the debt totals 20 billion, SS pmts will take about 50 billion, Medicaid about 40 billion and the military about 3 billion. Add it up folks, it comes to a bit under 115 billion OUT OF 200 billion in receipts. If SS and...
  • Senate Republicans Considering Back-Door Debt Ceiling Increase

    07/12/2011 1:18:43 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 07/12/2011 | Zeke Miller
    Update: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proposed a "contingency" plan for raising the debt ceiling Tuesday afternoon. Saying the "Senate will absolutely not be a party to a default," McConnell described a procedure allowing Obama to formally request a debt ceiling increase, for Congress to consider with a "motion to disapprove." Only one-third-plus-one votes in the both houses would be needed to raise the debt limit under the plan. McConnell said spending cuts would not necessarily be a part of the deal, which would raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion in three tranches before the 2012 election.
  • Alligator bites boy, 11, at N. Ind. amusement park

    07/12/2011 8:44:51 AM PDT · by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten · 14 replies ^ | 7/12/11 | WRAL
    VALPARAISO, Ind. — Police say an 11-year-old North Carolina boy was bitten on the hand by an alligator at a northern Indiana amusement park after a man invited nearby children to pet the 2-foot-long reptile. The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports the bite Ryan Strand of Concord, N.C, received to one his fingers Sunday wasn't serious. But police are trying to track down the unidentified man who lifted the alligator from its enclosure at Zao (Zay-OH') Island in Valparaiso with a noose and told children they could pet it. The boy's mother, Donna Strand, tells The Times of Munster she and...
  • Obama Reaches Out to the Muslim Brotherhood

    07/04/2011 7:29:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4 July 2011 | Robert Spencer
    The Obama administration is set to begin formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” This news came in a Reuters report Wednesday, quoting a “senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.” Why this official felt it necessary to speak on condition of anonymity is a mystery, given the fact that Barack Obama has never made a secret of his solicitude for the Muslim Brotherhood. Even though the Brotherhood was still outlawed in Egypt at that time, he made a...