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  • UPDATE: PAC’s use charitable names to try to get your donation dollars

    11/18/2018 1:53:22 PM PST · by NobleFree · 5 replies
    CHOCTAW, Okla. - Debbie Foster didn't recognize the number. She answered anyway. It was one of those pesky automated robocalls that disrupted Foster's day and tugged at her heart strings. The robocaller claimed to be raising money for an organization by the name of Breast Cancer Health Council. “My very, very dearest friend died from [breast cancer], and I was with her during chemotherapy," Foster said. Don’t be fooled. It might sound like a charity, but it is not. Breast Cancer Health Council is registered as a Political Action Committee, an organization that raises and spends money to elect and...
  • Tim Allen: Liberals have little sense of humor about themselves, 'so I love poking at it'

    11/18/2018 1:46:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 11/17/18 | Claude Thompson
    Tim Allen thinks nothing is more effective at pissing people off than a "very funny conservative." "I like pissing people off, and I said there’s nothing, especially in this area, that pisses people off more than a very funny conservative, a smart, funny conservative that takes shots and is certainly self-effacing," Allen said in an interview with IndieWire about his show "Last Man Standing," in which he plays a conservative-leaning character. "The left-wing point of view is so pervasive that they don’t even realize it’s a point of view. It is just a point of view," he said. "I think...
  • vanity - Newsome everywhere.

    11/18/2018 9:11:53 AM PST · by rey · 51 replies
    18 Nov 2018
    Has anyone noticed the deference paid Governor Elect Gavin Newsome? He is at every public event. As acting governor," he declared a state of emergency for the fire damaged area. Why would he have to act on this. Brown is still governor. He joined Brown and Trump touring fire damage. There is not a public event that he is not at. I have never seen anything like this. Trump, as President Elect, did not join in on conferences or the greetings of heads of state with Obama nor Obama with Bush. In fact, I have never seen an elected official,...
  • “Old Coots” Set Up Table At Farmer’s Market to Give Free Life Advice

    A group of retired friends from Salt Lake City, Utah used to meet every Saturday at a friend’s deli, where they’d drink coffee and shoot the breeze. It was a nice way to spend retirement… until they all outlived their respective material...
  • Tennessee Viewfinders for the Colorblind | TN Travel

    11/18/2018 8:46:24 AM PST · by Yardstick · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 1, 2017 | TN Dept. of Tourism Development
    Very poignant video ad produced by the Tennessee Department of Tourism. Apparently TN has installed special viewfinders at various scenic overlooks that enable the colorblind to see the view in color. The reactions as they see the fall leaves in color for the first time are really moving. Enjoy!
  • Some advice for those returning to rebuild in the California fire zones.

    11/18/2018 7:59:00 AM PST · by Dupin · 44 replies
    Just a little advice: First, put in an underground fire shelter about 20 feet down. There are companies out there which make very good ones from just the smaller shelters up to the kind one can live in for years if they had to and a couple of hundred thousand dollars added on to rebuilding is a small price to pay for the safety and security those things provide. Imagine simply going underground instead of evacuating to wait a fire out in comfort since one can get power generators as part of the deal. Build a monolithic dome home instead...
  • Get a load of this racist/race-baiting crap!

    OMG this is happening in a school district in Texas! I can't believe Fort Worth ISD is making their employees engage in this racist/race baiting crap! Then, after this "white privilege exercise", the employees are made to stand up in front of the whole group and display their "test results." Your tax dollars at work!
  • 10 BIG LIES About Donald Trump

    11/17/2018 7:08:04 PM PST · by rebuildus · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/12/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney of (News and Culture Commentary) discusses the top 10 lies about President Donald Trump. #10: He became President to enrich himself and his family! #9: He’s not intelligent! #8: …But he didn’t do it on his own—daddy’s $$$. And he’s a lousy businessman! #7: He’s not a Christian! #6: He’s not a conservative! #5: He colluded with Russia! #4: He’s too divisive, and responsible for violence! #3: He hates Jews! #2: He hates blacks, and Hispanics, and Muslims #1: He lies! (of course this one had to make it to the top!)
  • NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

    11/17/2018 6:10:12 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-17-2018
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that forever changed television coverage of the National Football League – it is the anniversary of the infamous “Heidi Game.” The contest pitted the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders, two bitter rivals in the American Football League, the upstart league in the pre-NFL merger era. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, took a 32-29 lead in the hard-fought game with less than a minute to play. That’s when trouble ensued. NBC-TV, which was televising the game, had scheduled a presentation of Heidi, the tale of a young girl’s adventures...
  • Donald Trump: New York Times Should Retract Story Questioning Mike Pence Loyalty

    11/17/2018 2:34:34 PM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17Nov2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump said Saturday that the New York Times should retract a story claiming he was questioning Vice President Mike Pence’s loyalty. “Mike Pence is 100 percent,” Trump said. “Not even a doubt about it in my mind. He’s been a trooper. … I could not be happier, and I don’t question his loyalty at all,” Trump added about the story as he left the White House for a trip to visit the wildfire devastation in California. Trump ridiculed the reporters of the article for not asking him for a comment. “How do you do a story like that?”...
  • America as we know it is over--Killed by reckless immigration policies

    11/17/2018 1:31:23 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 70 replies
    Summary--we are letting in one to two million legal and illegal immigrants per year. 2/3 of them that vote, will vote democrat (so will their children when they grow up). Soon (ten years or less) the democrats will have a virtual monopoly on power in every federal institution. Details Illegal and legal immigration last year amounted to 1.75 million people. the year before that it was a 1.5 million people. The native population is not growing. All our population growth is from Illegal and legal immigrants and their children. 2/3 of immigrants vote democrat so we are taking in millions...
  • Steve Bannon Smuggled Into Oxford Union As Angry Liberals Protests Outside

    11/17/2018 11:04:57 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-17 21:00 | Pippa Crerar
    Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon was smuggled into the Oxford Union talk by British police to avoid angry liberal protesters.
  • Michael Caputo LIVE: Mueller Investigation Interview. Roger Stone and others

    11/17/2018 10:22:04 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    WBEN Radio ^ | 11 17 2018 | Michael Caputo
    Listen Live: Michael Caputo interviews Roger Stone and other about Mueller investigation: Michael Caputo LIVE: Mueller Investigation Interviews
  • Pressure Cooker accident?

    11/17/2018 8:20:56 AM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 45 replies
    Facebook post ^ | An American in Turkiye
    Saw this on Facebook. Apologies in advance to anyone who cannot open it. Basically, a woman waited until her pressure cooker beeped, indicating that it was off. She released the pressure, waited at least 25 minutes, turned the lid from lock to unlock and the lid apparently shot up and soup scalded her. It’s pretty harrowing, but I don’t see how she could have turned the lid if there was so much pressure. Any comments?
  • Japanese Space Capsule Prototype Survives Fiery Fall to Earth

    11/17/2018 6:23:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | November 13, 2018 03:00pm ET | Hanneke Weitering,
    Following a deorbit burn, the HTV-7 entered Earth's atmosphere on Nov. 10 at 4:14 p.m. EST (2114 GMT), and the little capsule separated from its mothership and began its own descent. It floated down to Earth via parachute and splashed down off the southern coast of Marcus Island, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) tweeted. The capsule's contents were then brought to JAXA headquarters at the Tsukuba Space Center for analysis. Inside the HSRC were samples of protein crystals grown at the space station. These microgravity-grown crystals can be used to study the structure of the proteins in greater detail...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Interstate 81 grid would help revitalize Syracuse

    11/16/2018 11:56:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | October 22, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she will support the construction of a street-level community grid to replace the elevated portion of Interstate 81 in Syracuse.Until now, Gillibrand declined to take a position on the issue, saying it was up to Central New Yorkers to choose the best option for replacing the 1.4-mile viaduct that cuts through the heart of Syracuse.Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said during a visit to Syracuse on Monday that she decided to speak out after discussions with community stakeholders who favor the grid over a tunnel or new elevated highway."Given where the stakeholders are -- and given what...
  • UPDATE: Four injured in I-84 crash near Burley (work zone mayhem)

    11/16/2018 8:16:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Magic Valley Times-News ^ | November 1, 2018 | Times-News
    BURLEY — A multiple-vehicle crash sent four people to Idaho hospitals Oct. 30 east of Burley. Idaho State Police investigated the crash just before 3 p.m. on westbound Interstate 84 near the Interstate 86 junction. The crash included a truck and two semi-trailers, blocking eastbound and westbound lanes for two-and-a-half hours. John Greigg, 31, of Sonoma, Calif., was driving a 2018 Ford F250 east on I-84 near milepost 221.5. Kolton King, 49, of Layton, Utah, was driving west on I-84 in a 2017 Freightliner commercial vehicle pulling two trailers. Greigg attempted to make a U-turn from the eastbound lane of...
  • TRAGIC: Frequent Finebaum caller and Auburn super fan Tammy Bullard killed in crash

    11/16/2018 5:03:52 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 8 replies
    WRBL.COM ^ | 11/16/2018 | Elizabeth White
    TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. - Law Enforcement sources tell News 3 that Tammy Renae Bullard, a long-time and frequent caller into the popular sports call-in program, "The Paul Finebaum Show," was killed in a vehicle crash Friday in Talladega County. The crash happened along Hwy. 280 between Merkel Mountain and Old Sylacauga Hwy. south of Childersburg. Bullard was a popular fixture on "The Paul Finebaum Show," from its origins in the 1990'a as a Birmingham-based statewide radio broadcast to its current run as part of ESPN's SEC TV Network.
  • Police Pursuit in progress-Los Angeles

    11/16/2018 3:04:40 PM PST · by Signalman · 20 replies
    KTLA-5 ^ | 11/16/2018 | KTLA-5
    Police pursuit now in progress Los Angeles live stream.
  • Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

    11/16/2018 2:45:26 PM PST · by Signalman · 22 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office. The Republican president did not specify when his legal team would submit his written responses. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment. "I'm sure they're tricked-up because, you know, they like to catch people," Trump said, referring to questions that he suggested could be designed to result in perjury charges. "You have to always be careful...