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  • Christine Blast Ford: what's become of her? [vanity]

    01/20/2019 1:43:20 PM PST · by foreverfree · 62 replies
    foreverfree's curiosity | 1/20/2019 | foreverfree
    Mrs. Ford was mentioned on the thread re that PA congressman who quit. I haven't heard anything on her since Kav was confirmed. Is she back in the woodwork?ff
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Lego Movie 2'

    01/19/2019 4:57:32 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    In addition to inspiring an abiding meme, becoming the subject of a documentary and a biopic, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will soon be able to add a new accomplishment in entertainment to her resume. The judge will make a cameo appearance in her Supreme Court robes in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, director Mike Mitchell told USA Today on Saturday. "These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, 'Who’s the last person you would think to see in a Lego film as a minifig?' Ruth Bader Ginsburg!" Mitchell told the publication. "And we’re...
  • In Home Of Original Sriracha Sauce, Thais Say Rooster Brand Is Nothing To Crow About

    01/19/2019 1:14:48 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 44 replies
    NPR ^ | January 16, 20194:49 AM ET | Michael Sullivan
    Sriracha sauce. It's everywhere. Even beer and donuts. The fiery chili paste concocted by Vietnamese-American immigrant David Tran has conquered the American market and imagination in the past decade. But the original Sriracha is actually Thai — and comes from the seaside city of Si Racha, where most residents haven't even heard of the U.S. brand, which is now being exported to Thailand. I decided to go to the source to get the dirt on the sauce, and sat down with 71-year-old Saowanit Trikityanukul. Her grandmother was making Sriracha sauce when David Tran was still a baby, in what was...
  • Tony Mendez, Former CIA Officer Depicted in ‘Argo,’ Dies at 78

    01/19/2019 1:05:49 PM PST · by Borges · 9 replies
    Variety ^ | 1/19/2019 | Erin Nyren
    Tony Mendez, the former CIA technical operations officer who orchestrated the 1980 rescue of six American diplomats from Iran and who was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award winning film “Argo,” has died. He was 78. Mendez’s book agent, Christy Fletcher, announced the news on Twitter Saturday morning. “Early this morning, Antonio (Tony) J. Mendez finally succumbed to the Parkinson’s Disease that he had been diagnosed with ten+ years ago,” the statement reads. “He was surrounded with love from his family and will be sorely missed. The last thing he and his wife Jonna Mendez did was get...
  • Is There Someone at FR Who Can Explain Funding Programs via Congress.

    01/18/2019 7:43:08 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 16 replies
    Is There Someone at FR Who Can Explain Funding Programs via Congress. I need to understand who shepherded funding through for a portion of the government. Is that something that can be searched? PM mail me please?
  • What happened to Michael Cohen? Mystery ex-Trump fixer arrives at home with apparent black eye...

    01/18/2019 11:24:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | Published: 13:53 EST, 18 January 2019 | Updated: 14:18 EST, 18 January 2019 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For
    FULL TITLE: What happened to Michael Cohen? Mystery ex-Trump fixer arrives at home with apparent black eye and arm in sling hours after bombshell report that president ordered him to LIE to Congress =================================================================== Longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen returned to his Manhattan apartment Friday after suffering some kind of physical injury – with his arm appearing to be in a sling on a day President Trump and his team once again branded him a liar. Cohen could be seen Friday with his left arm covered, hanging in a sling, while sporting a possible black eye. His right hand...
  • FREEPING POLLS: Howie Carr Cites Free Republic

    01/17/2019 8:27:33 PM PST · by nhfreedom · 39 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | 1/17/2019 | Howie Carr
    Howie Carr speaking live just now to his birthday party audience on news about Michael Cohen paying to "fix" Internet pools for Donald Trump. Howie says he checks out Free Republic regularly and mentioned "freeping polls"
  • So your vanity thread is news because you think it is important? What if everyone did that?

    01/16/2019 2:36:58 PM PST · by null and void · 106 replies
    Me | 1/16/19 | nully
    Challenge accepted
  • Ayn Rand on Morality

    01/15/2019 8:48:31 PM PST · by huckfillary · 30 replies
    Ayn Rand Lexicon ^ | Years Ago | Ayn Rand
    If people did not indulge in such abject evasions as the claim that some contemptible liar “means well”—that a mooching bum “can’t help it”—that a juvenile delinquent “needs love”—that a criminal “doesn’t know any better”—that a power-seeking politician is moved by patriotic concern for “the public good”—that communists are merely “agrarian reformers”—the history of the past few decades, or centuries, would have been much different.
  • Rand Paul: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan!

    01/15/2019 7:50:09 PM PST · by RandFan · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul I agree with @realDonaldTrump! It’s time to declare victory in Afghanistan and bring our troops home. We spend $46 BILLION a year in Afghanistan! How about we take that money and build roads and bridges and strengthen border security here in America? #AmericaFirst
  • Eagles' Michael Bennett confronts cameraman after loss

    01/15/2019 7:31:49 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett was caught confronting a cameraman as he was walking off the field at the end of the team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Video captured Bennett walking off the field and getting in the face of a CBS Philadelphia cameraman. It wasn’t immediately clear why Bennett was yelling at the cameraman.

    01/15/2019 6:53:26 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 85 replies
    The Who's Official Website ^ | January 14, 2019
    THE WHO ANNOUNCE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN MOVING ON! TOUR 29 DATES SET FOR SUMMER AND AUTUMN LIVE TREKS ICONIC BAND ALSO SET TO RELEASE THEIR FIRST ALBUM OF NEW SONGS IN THIRTEEN YEARS The band will share the stage with orchestras at marquee venues including Fenway Park, Madison Square Garden and Hollywood BowlFor Who fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing: the world’s most untameable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force...
  • President Trump’s extravagant, $3,000, 300-sandwich celebration of Clemson University

    01/15/2019 4:11:30 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 127 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2019 | Philip Bump
    Trump says they bought "1,000 burgers" for Clemson. "It was piled up a mile high," he said. FACT CHECK: At two inches each, a thousand burgers would not reach one mile high.
  • The Killers release new song Land of the Free that takes aim at Trump's America

    01/15/2019 3:32:20 PM PST · by ZagFan · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-15-2019 | Kayla Brantley
    The band The Killers has released a new politically charged song with a Spike Lee-directed music video to go along with it. The song, Land of the Free, is a blatant critique of Trump's America, with lyrics hitting on topics of gun violence, racism, mass incarceration and Trump's proposed border wall. The music video, directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee, shows footage of immigrant children and families at the US-Mexico border. He said he first was inspired to write Land of the Free in 2012 in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, which left 26...
  • Gillette Has Got It Backwards - It's Toxic Feminism That Is Ruining Our World

    01/15/2019 11:18:08 AM PST · by Gort_Klaatu · 45 replies
    Self | 1/15/2019 | Gort_Klaatu
    Gillette will hopefully go belly-up due their recent commercial that, as many other parts of today's society are now doing - vilifying men at every chance they get. The real problem of our societal slide is toxic feminism. This is evidenced in every form of media we are exposed to. A few examples: The TV show "The View" in which four radical women shout down a pretend moderate to the wild cheers of their like-mined studio audience. A freshman congresswoman who refers to the president as a "Mother------" without gaining so much as a rebuke from her own political party....
  • John Wetteland, former World Series MVP, arrested on child sex abuse charge, officials say

    01/15/2019 10:16:17 AM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    Former MLB closer and 1996 World Series MVP John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a child sex abuse charge, authorities said. Wetteland, 52, is accused of continually sexually abusing a child under the age of 14, the Dallas Morning-News reported, citing Denton County Jail records. He posted a $25,000 bond and was released from the jail the same day he was arrested. Wetteland, who was the 1996 World Series MVP for the New York Yankees and remains the Texas Rangers’ all-time leader in saves, retired after the 2000 season and was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2005,...
  • Justin Trudeau lookalike found in Afghan talent show

    01/14/2019 10:14:36 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/14/19
    An Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country. Abdul Salam Maftoon, a wedding singer from a village in the remote and impoverished northeastern province of Badakhshan, had never even heard of his more famous doppelganger until a judge on the popular television music contest Afghan Star pointed out the uncanny likeness. Slightly built with a long face and dark brown hair and eyes, Maftoon, 29, hopes the flattering comparison to the politician widely rated as one of the sexiest leaders in the world will bring him more...
  • After beating the @dallascowboys @RamsNFL WR @brandincooks was at his locker reading the Bible.

    01/14/2019 9:02:47 PM PST · by rintintin · 21 replies
    PabloAlsina Twitter ^ | Jan 14 2019 | PabloAlsina
    After beating the @dallascowboys @RamsNFL WR @brandincooks was at his locker reading the Bible. I asked him about it. Video:
  • Serious question, what 85 year olds do you know?

    01/14/2019 9:52:26 AM PST · by MNDude · 122 replies
    It seems that the fake news keeps telling us that RBG is just fine and is able to do what her job requires of her. I'm curious, how many of you know 85 year old who would be capable of doing the job of listening to Legal arguments and going through legal documents? My grandma was very healthy and active at age 85, although I still cannot imagine her doing that job. But not only is she super old, she has just allegedly gone through broken ribs and lung cancer removal. I cannot think of many 30 year olds that...
  • Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?

    01/14/2019 9:09:53 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Outside ^ | Jan 10, 2019 | Rowan Jacobsen
    As it turns out, a rogue band of researchers has had an explanation all along. And if they’re right, it means that once again we have been epically misled. These rebels argue that what made the people with high vitamin D levels so healthy was not the vitamin itself. That was just a marker. Their vitamin D levels were high because they were getting plenty of exposure to the thing that was really responsible for their good health—that big orange ball shining down from above. Weller’s doubts began around 2010, when he was researching nitric oxide, a molecule produced in...