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  • Thanksgiving 1947 With Jack Benny

    11/26/2015 12:04:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper ^ | 11/26/15 | Jack Benny, et al
    In the early 1930s, more than 60 years before Seinfeld, there was Jack Benny. His was the first show about nothing. He had wacky neighbors who showed up randomly. He had a a group of eccentric friends. He played a comedian but we rarely heard him perform. Jack was perhaps the inventor of the situation comedy as we know it. In the 1950s the show moved to television, where it was very successful. Seinfeld was a reprise of the Jack Benny Show. Several drop-in characters were performed by Mel Blanc (aka Bugs Bunny).Here’s the Thanksgiving Day episode from 1947.Note:...
  • School study finds racial gap in salad bar use

    11/26/2015 12:04:14 PM PST · by euram
    Tulane University ^ | Nov 23 2015 | Carolyn Scofield
    Researchers from the Tulane Prevention Research Center found that 60 percent of New Orleans students surveyed utilized salad bars in 12 public schools. But white and other minority students were twice as likely to use salad bars as African-American students.
  • Top 10 Firearms Deals on Black Friday

    11/26/2015 11:56:25 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2015 | Liz Sheld
    Are you looking for a reason to shop on Black Friday? I'm skipping it, like I do every year. I'm too much of a princess to stand out in the cold and I certainly don't like to wait in line. But I do love a good deal, especially a good deal on firearms. So if you haven't entirely ruled out some Black Friday madness, here are some deals on firearms that might motivate you to participate in the American tradition of freezing outside while you wait for bargains. Gander Mountain I love, love, love Gander Mountain. It's my first stop...
  • Trump Responds to The NYTimes Latest Hit Piece

    11/26/2015 11:46:11 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 20 replies
    Trump Face Book Page ^ | 11/26/2015 | Donald Trump
    Here is the pack of lies from The WashPost and NYTimes...
  • The Veteran's Perspective - Valor cannot be Stolen

    11/26/2015 11:44:24 AM PST · by pboyington · 2 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 25, 2015 | Elmer Ellsworth
    We have been asked to provide the Veteran’s Perspective on the topic of “stolen valor” … well, it is a diversion from the issue of Radical Islamic Terrorism and frankly a good way to help us all head into the Thanksgiving holiday on the proper note. Here goes … Must Be a Sad Illness – To those of us who have served in combat and must deal with the “blessings” and the “burdens” that come with that service it is completely inconceivable that somebody would want to lie about having been to combat. We know firsthand that in reality there...
  • Marco Rubio Has Lost Poll Support Since Paris Jihad Attacks

    11/26/2015 11:43:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Pundits expected the terrorist attacks in Paris to shove the GOP’s primary race towards national-security debates and to boost the experienced pols, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). But the latest Reuters tracking poll instead shows real estate developer Donald Trump consolidating his lead at the top of the crowded GOP field, with just under 40 percent support. At the same time, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has lost more than half his support, dropping from 26 percent at the end of October to just over 11 percent today. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)....
  • This is how VW will fix its Diesel engines

    11/26/2015 11:41:53 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-26-15 | Cars
    So machen wir es.
  • Opponents Attack Rubio for Supporting Vocational Programs, But Facts Are on His Side

    11/26/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    One of the most memorable moments of the November 10 Republican debate came when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the collapse of vocational training in America. "For the life of me, I don't know why we stigmatize vocational education," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers." As soon as Rubio finished speaking, Twitter nearly exploded with comments praising Rubio's assessment and comments suggesting Rubio is misguided or flat-out lying for suggesting philosophers don't make as much money as welders. Slate released what has become a widely used chart titled "Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophers...
  • Brave Muslim woman’s VIRAL video boldly reveals truth; ISIS are ‘perfect Muslims’

    11/26/2015 11:23:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | Steve Berman
    >Image: Facebook/Silence is Consent A woman, who grew up as a Muslim in the Middle East, spelled out what jihad is really about in a video that has now gone viral.The nearly nine-minute video was posted Saturday on a Facebook page called “Silence is Consent,” and, as of Wednesday, has already garnered 360,000 views. The unnamed woman begins her lesson with “seeing how people won’t stop being dimwits, I’m going to have to spell this out for you.”“Islam is not a race, it’s a religion,” she continued, adding that it doesn’t mean you’re a racist if you say that Muslims...
  • Feds initiate aircraft noise studies (FAA Next Gen)

    11/26/2015 11:14:33 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 19 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 11/25/2015 | Alicia Castro
    In response to public outcry over aircraft noise above Los Altos and other Bay Area cities, the Federal Aviation Administration last week issued a plan to consider changes to flight traffic. The FAA in October began analyzing potential modifications to its aircraft paths, including offshore routes, higher-altitude travel and reduced nighttime operations. "I welcome this important first step the FAA has developed," said U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, who worked alongside Reps. Sam Farr and Jackie Speier to engage the FAA. Eshoo said FAA leadership would follow up with community meetings through the representatives' offices to explain the plan to...
  • Blessed Thanksgiving to all. [FReepathon thread]

    11/26/2015 11:13:33 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Hoping everyone is having a Blessed Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for. We thank God for this blessed day and this bountiful earth and for all His wondrous creations. We thank God for our families and friends and pray for their health, happiness and well-being. We thank God for our nation and our freedom and our leaders and our troops who sacrifice so much to keep us free, and we pray for them and their families. And we thank God for our many FRiends on Free Republic and for your love for God, family, country, freedom. Our continued...
  • Shaming Thanksgiving Shoppers - Because it Needs to be Done!!! - BULLHORNING BLACK FRIDAY ZOMBIES

    11/26/2015 11:05:50 AM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mark Dice
    Shoppers camping outside of Best Buy on Wednesday evening Thanksgiving Eve got a surprise. OPERATION SHAME THANKSGIVING SHOPPERS HAS BEGUN! These Black Friday and Brown Thursday zombies need to be shamed. These parasites are ruining the Thanksgiving tradition in America.
  • The Real Threats to Our Liberty

    11/26/2015 11:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States. Ordinarily I would avoid such an overused topic. But this year it seems that a reminder is necessary, particularly in light of recent events on college campuses. It is bad enough that so much of the behavior at college -- substance abuse, the "hookup culture," the obsession with pornography -- threatens students' emotional and physical health as they move into adulthood. But...
  • Elmo Williams, Oscar-Winning Film Editor on 'High Noon,' Dies at 102

    11/26/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Elmo Williams, the celebrated Hollywood film editor who won an Academy Award for his clockwork, minute-by-minute efforts on the classic 1952 Gary Cooper Western High Noon, has died. He was 102. Williams, who received another Oscar nom for his editing on the 1954 sci-fi film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, died peacefully Wednesday at his home in Brookings on the coast of Oregon ...
  • Trump vindicated? WaPo factchecker outed for spin

    11/26/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 11/26/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    In a rather bizarre twist on the latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump - the one about his claims of seeing New Jersey Muslims cheer the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on America's soil - the Washington Post's own factchecker on the story was forced to explain his Pinocchio characterization of the presidential candidate and clarify why he left out a crucial fact: that his very own newspaper actually reported on the alleged cheers. First, a run-down: Trump raised eyebrows this past week by claiming on several occasions to have seen thousands of Muslims on television cheering the 2001 terror attacks....
  • Why a Georgia sheriff posted this 'politically incorrect' welcome sign

    11/26/2015 10:54:21 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Lindsey Bever
    Drive through western Georgia on State Route 116 and you might notice an unusual declaration on a welcome sign: Harris County is not politically correct. The sign, which went up earlier this week, cheerfully welcomes visitors to the county — and then warns them. "WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect," the sign states. "We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you ... LEAVE!" Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley put up the sign because, he said, over the years he has seen "the silent majority” grow...
  • Seizing Opportunities (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/26/2015 10:40:36 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16). Seize opportunities every day to glorify God. In one of the cities of ancient Greece stood a statue carved by Lysippos, a famous Greek sculptor from the fourth century B.C. The statue had wings on its feet and a great lock of hair on its forehead and was bald on the back of its head. This is how it was described: Who . . . was thy sculptor? Lysippos . . . And who art thou? Occasion [or opportunity], the all-subduer . . . Why hast thou...
  • Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant

    11/26/2015 10:37:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tyrone Siu
    Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was unable to obtain a visa in advance of her arrival for the contest finals this week in Sanya, on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan. But she said she attempted to enter the country anyway based on a rule that allows Canadian...
  • Yes, I bought an electric car

    11/26/2015 10:36:45 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 74 replies
    11/26/2015 | Ctyankee
    The wife and I Purchased an electric car about a month ago. I'm as far as a tree hugger as you can get but we needed a vehicle. Our son will be starting collage soon so a another vehicle was needed. Her total commute is close to 6 miles, the car had 2,560 miles when we bought it. it's a 2012, fairly well equipped with air, power windows, mirrors, power locks, heated seats, etc. Since the range is only an estimated 62 miles it works for us.My Car is not restricted on distance since it's petroleum powered so it should...
  • Rejecting the World's Passing Pleasures (from "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/26/2015 10:35:45 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin" (Heb. 11:24-25). The world has little to offer compared to the riches of Christ. For forty years Moses enjoyed the best of everything Egypt had to offer: formidable wealth, culture, education, and prestige (Acts 7:22). Yet he never forgot God's promises toward his own people, Israel. Then, "when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons...
  • Turkey Drop: A Thanksgiving Tradition Since 1978 (WKRP Classic)

    11/26/2015 10:34:12 AM PST · by mojito · 6 replies
    American Digest ^ | 10/30/1978 | Les Nessman
    "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R... P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks...
  • These people say they all saw 9/11 celebrations in NJ firsthand

    11/26/2015 10:27:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies ^ | Louis Hochman
    Among those who said they did see celebrations in New Jersey firsthand were the following (minor edits have been made for punctuation, capitalization or spelling). Many describe the celebrants as Muslims, though it is not clear in all some how the poster would know that to be true: Tom Penicaro: "I worked for PSEG in Clifton on the Paterson boarder and I witnessed it firsthand. They were celebrating in the streets cheering and stomping on the flag. I am a Marine and I remember very very clearly because I was so passed I wanted to engage them with a bat...
  • Bill Clinton Opening Fundraising Spree for Wife's Campaign

    11/26/2015 10:21:00 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | unknown
    Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he's doing it for his wife. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has scheduled more than a dozen December events featuring the former president as her team prepares for an end-of-year finance deadline ahead of the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. The fundraising blitz, Bill Clinton's most aggressive stretch of the year, shows how Hillary Clinton's campaign can multiply her money largesse with the help of her husband, one of the Democratic party's most prolific rainmakers. Working together,...
  • ("BRAAIINZ!") Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum

    11/26/2015 10:13:42 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ruters
    Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said. David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to one year of home detention and two years of probation, county prosecutor spokesman Anthony Deer said. Charles on multiple occasions broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum to steal jars of brains and other...
  • Libya 'a priority' in Isis fight: Renzi

    11/26/2015 10:07:04 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 November 2015 | Staff
    UPDATED: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said that the conflict in Libya was Italy's main priority, following a meeting with French President François Hollande on Thursday morning. "Libya is the next focus," he said. "We must give top priority to Libya, which is likely to be the next emergency." Hollande had called the meeting with Renzi to discuss ways Italy can support France in its military campaign against Isis. On Monday Italian media reports suggested France would ask Italy to commit soldiers on the ground in Libya, according to La Repubblica. But Renzi was still unclear as to what...
  • Wartime female pilot's glider flight - aged 100

    11/26/2015 10:02:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies ^ | November 22, 2015 | Ben_Falconer
    Wartime female pilot's glider flight - aged 100 By Ben_Falconer | Posted: November 22, 2015 Jill Farquarson was an ATA flyer VIEW GALLERY Comments (0) Glider pilots have honoured a 100-year-old wartime hero by taking her back up in to the skies. When former Air Transport Auxiliary flyer Jill Farquarson visited Cotswold Gliding Club's Aston Down airfield near Stroud in August, members discovered her heroic past and took her for a flight. She was one of just 168 women who ferried all kinds of planes all over the country, often with precious little prior knowledge, during the Second World War....
  • London-Based Egyptian Preacher: I Foresee Europeans Banishing the Muslims; We Deserve Compensation

    11/26/2015 9:59:50 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 33 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/20/15
    In a November 20 Friday sermon, titled "The Fate of the Muslims after the Paris Incidents," London-based Egyptian preacher Hani Al-Sibai said that he foresaw the Muslims "being persecuted in the streets and alleys of Europe" and "loaded onto giant planes and thrown to perish in some desert." "Look what the Jews did to the Germans. Because of the issue of the Holocaust, the Germans are paying them every year," said Al-Sibai, who has been living in Britain since 1994 as an asylum seeker. "What about us? What about our compensation?" Following are excerpts: Hani Al-Sibai: The Muslim have become...
  • 'Go back to Auschwitz'; Rabbinical student assaulted in Florida

    11/26/2015 9:57:34 AM PST · by Lera · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/26 | Cynthia Blank
    Assailant reportedly shouted 'Hitler was right' at 19-year-old rabbinical student before beating him in middle of Boca Raton street. A 19-year-old rabbinical student was verbally and physically assaulted in Boca Raton, Florida last Saturday, according to reports Wednesday. WPTV Channel 5 said the student was walking on 2nd Street when the assailant, riding a blue mountain bike, shouted at him that "Jews should go back to Auschwitz. Hitler was right." The young man, who is studying for his rabbinic ordination at the Boca Raton Chabad center, allegedly then replied: "Why don’t you come back here and say that?” The cyclist...
  • Egyptian Intellectual: The Europeans Might Do to the Muslims What Hitler Did to the Jews

    11/26/2015 9:55:03 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 45 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/9/15 | Sky News Arabia (U.K./Abu Dhabi)
    In a TV debate, Egyptian intellectual Dr. Mamoun Fendy compared the Arab and Islamic communities in Europe to the ghettoes of the Jews prior to WWII and presented an extreme position: "that it's possible that the Europeans will do to the Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews." The debate aired on Sky News Arabia on November 19, 2015. Following are excerpts: Mamoun Fandy: Let me say something somewhat extreme about the Muslims living in the West, and I hope that we are talking about a worst case scenario. We have a "geography of extremism" in the West today. The...
  • France's Hollande to press for anti-IS coalition on trip to Russia

    11/26/2015 9:50:59 AM PST · by csvset · 15 replies
    FRANCE24 ^ | 26 November 2015 | AFP
    <p>French President Francois Hollande was due in Moscow on Thursday for talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin, as part of his whirlwind tour to forge a broader coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group in the wake of the Paris attacks.</p>
  • 5 Ways to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner Sitting Across From Your Sanctimonious Left-Wing Relatives

    11/26/2015 9:47:35 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 53 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 26 Nov, 2015 | Megan Fox
    Anti-Socialism Plan When your twenty-year-old nephew emerges from his safe space and wants to start talking about the benefits of socialism and Bernie Sanders, immediately take his plate and redistribute his food to the dogs. Leave him with the green bean casserole and half a roll. If he complains, tell him he had an overprivileged plate and he's a greedy bastard for not wanting to share with the less fortunate animals in the house who don't have thumbs or the ability to work to buy their own turkey. Be prepared to use the safe space again.
  • It's Time to Give Up My Walkman for an iPod

    11/26/2015 9:32:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    The Left delights in their moral superiority about shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Progressives and Big Labor are petulant about the dirty dozen stores that will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, and mainstream media carps about the "Black Friday Creep" of businesses opening its doors earlier. I don't shop on Black Friday, and I am home all day with my family on Thanksgiving; however, I understand too that a modern economy never really sleeps. Why should it? How can it? Frank Sinatra sang about how capitalism’s most important city New York, New York is a city that never sleeps....
  • Black Lives Matter Demands "Black Friday" be Renamed "BlackLivesMatterFriday"

    11/26/2015 9:23:23 AM PST · by rightistight · 85 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/26/15 | Aurelius
    Black Lives Matter plans to boycott Black Friday, claiming that a way to spread awareness of their movement is to hurt the US economy. The group also wants "Black Friday" to be renamed "BlackLivesMatterFriday." "Let's hit America where it hurts!" reads BLM's website. "I challenge you not to spend one dime on "Black Friday". Let's black it out, and make sure not one black face is littering the local mall!" The group is using the catchphrase "Hands Up, Don't Shop:" A Facebook group devoted to the boycott exclaims that "we must slow or stop the american economy around retail Goods...
  • The Official Chicago Bears v. Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving Day Game Drinking Game

    11/26/2015 9:18:28 AM PST · by usconservative · 24 replies | 11/26/2015 | Chris Bourg
    Chicagoans have one more reason to be thankful tonight, as the Bears take on the Packers in Lambeau Field for a primetime Thanksgiving matchup. Even though the Bears have been playing a little better as of late, the Packers are a superior team and will almost certainly destroy them like they did in September. So to cap off your Thanksgiving night right, here's a fun drinking game to play while you watch the game to make the viewing experience a little more enjoyable. (Optional) Pre-game warm-up: Try to name all 27 quarterbacks the Bears have started since 1992 when Brett...
  • The Pilgrims and the U.S. Constitution

    11/26/2015 9:13:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    As we get ready to celebrate another Thanksgiving, there's one more thing to be grateful to God for---the U.S. Constitution and the political freedom it has brought. What many people don't realize is the link between the Pilgrims, authors of our Thanksgiving tradition, and our nation's founding document. When the founding fathers sat down in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 at the Constitutional Convention, they had almost 150 years of constitution-making on American soil to draw from. And devout Christians of earlier generations, who used the biblical concept of covenant as a model, were those who provided the precedents....
  • Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

    11/26/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:51am EST | François Murphy and Shadia Nasralla
    A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is required under a landmark deal between major powers and Iran, which provides for a lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. A clear verdict that weapons-related work occurred would have made it difficult for the deal to proceed, but diplomats have said for weeks that they...
  • Republican Consultant: I won't vote for Trump in the General Election

    11/26/2015 9:10:46 AM PST · by Kazan · 125 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/26/2015 | Cheri Jacobus
    Cheri Jacobus ‏@CheriJacobus I will not vote for @realDonaldTrump under any circumstances in the primary OR general election I will write in a real Republican.
  • Chief Rabbi Of Brussels: ‘No Future For Jews In Europe’

    11/26/2015 9:09:51 AM PST · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Kerry Picket
    The chief rabbi of Brussels told an Israeli radio station Monday that there is no future for Jews in Europe.
  • Anti-gun Democrats Push to Remove Constitutional Rights From “Suspected” Terrorists

    11/26/2015 9:09:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/25/2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Seeking once again to take advantage of an opportunity, anti-gun Democrats are using the horrific massacre in Paris to revive a moribund bill by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to remove precious rights from anyone on the government's "no-fly" or "terrorist watch list." Senate Bill 551, offered back in February, was dead on arrival, but the Paris massacre is being seen as an opportunity to breathe life back into it. In re-introducing the bill, she says if they can't fly, they shouldn't be able to buy a gun: "If you're too dangerous to board a plane, you're too dangerous to own...
  • The 10 Most Forgotten Supercars in Automotive History

    11/26/2015 9:08:24 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    Autos Cheatsheet ^ | 26 nov, 2015 | James Derek Sapienza
    Supercars are built to represent the pinnacle of automotive technology. Brutally fast and impossibly expensive, they are objects of desire and the stuff dreams are made of. But there’s more to a supercar than just speed and good looks. There’s a certain hierarchy in the supercar world – a select group of car builders that seem to control the collective memory when it comes to performance. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and McLarens build supercars, unquestionably. Acura, Aston Martin, and Jaguar? Maybe not. Despite looks, speed, and handling to compete with the best, some plenty capable dream machines just get left behind. And...
  • George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2015 9:02:16 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    October 1789 | George Washington
    George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now...
  • GOP rider would boost party spending

    11/26/2015 8:59:41 AM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Seung Min Kim
    Mitch McConnell plans to slip campaign cash rider in omnibus spending bill. Senate Republicans plan to insert a provision into a must-pass government funding bill that would vastly expand the amount of cash that political parties could spend on candidates, multiple sources tell POLITICO.The provision, which sources say is one of a few campaign-finance related riders being discussed in closed-door negotiations over a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending package, would eliminate caps on the amount of cash that parties may spend in coordination with their candidates. Pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a longtime foe of campaign finance restrictions, the...
  • Thanksgiving and the Failure of Communism at Plymouth Rock

    11/26/2015 8:59:16 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Keith Farrell
    Many people are not aware that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they instituted a system of communism. Faced with shortages of food and supplies, it was decided that a communal system to share resources was the only fair way. The problem of scarcity soon became much worse. People were not motivated to work and grow their own food, as they knew someone else would do so for them. The system of shared resources without true private property in the name of fairness and equality was a disaster. It was only once the Pilgrims adopted a system based...
  • At Trump's presidential rallies, a combustible mix of glee, fear

    11/26/2015 8:55:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 25, 2015 | Luciana Lopez and Jonathan Allen
    "We're not gonna take it anymore," a crowd of thousands sang as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entered a South Carolina convention center on Tuesday night as a 1980s heavy metal song by the band Twisted Sister blared from speakers. The billionaire real-estate developer's packed rallies have been among the liveliest events in the long build-up to the November 2016 U.S. presidential election. But they are increasingly becoming known for their undercurrent of aggression, which escalated into a physical altercation over the weekend when white Trump supporters attacked a black protester at his rally, to the candidate's approval. Out in...
  • A Progressive Thanksgiving Tale (Vanity)

    11/26/2015 8:54:09 AM PST · by Bryanw92 · 6 replies
    Original | 11/26/2015 | Me
    There once was a pilgrim woman named Unlabeled (because she hated labels and names are just labels for people) and she arrived in the New World on the Mayflower. When the people came ashore, they went to work. They cleared trees, dug in the ground, built structures, and planted food. Unlabeled began to detect microaggressions, especially from the cisgender males who just assumed a leadership role in the community without being asked by the strong, proud, independent women. She was hurt by these microaggressions and asked them to stop. The leader of the community, a cisgender male, marginalized Unlabeled by...
  • The Return of a 47-Year-Old Headline

    11/26/2015 8:53:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I was thumbing through an old magazine over the weekend. It was 47 years old to be exact, and I came across a surprisingly prescient piece entitled wittily, "The Arab, the Jew, and the Pickle." What particularly caught my eye was that the piece was written by me in what is now called The American Spectator. Imagine that. In it, I argued that Israel had no other choice but to resist its enemies. They were all around little Israel and they were hostile to the utmost. Any sign of weakness would put the state of Israel in mortal danger. That...
  • Sena to Reward Rs 1 Lakh to Anyone who Slaps Aamir Khan

    11/26/2015 8:52:54 AM PST · by Loyalist · 7 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | November 26, 2015 | Online Desk
    A Punjab unit leader of the Shiv Sena had offered to pay as reward a sum of One lakh Rupees to anyone who slaps Bollywood star Aamir Khan over his comment on growing intolerance in India. "Any person who slaps Aamir Khan will be rewarded Rs 1 lakh by the Shiv Sena. This is important because no one living in our country should dare to say anything against India" Punjab Shiv Sena chief Rajeev Tandon said. "Anyone from the hotel staff or the film crew can slap him and take the reward," he added. However, Shiv Sena said that it...
  • Giving Thanks. No, for Real

    11/26/2015 8:38:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    It's Thanksgiving weekend, so let me suggest that you do something you may never have done before on this occasion: Give thanks. Not the kind that involves idly contemplating your good fortune. Not the kind that involves joining with family and friends around a groaning table to declare how lucky you all are. Not the kind that involves complimenting the hostess on the pumpkin pie. No, the kind that involves explicitly thanking someone who has done something valuable for you -- particularly the kind of thing you can never repay. Some years ago, on some occasion that caused me to...
  • 500 Smith & Wesson vs Frozen Turkeys

    11/26/2015 8:35:33 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 23 Nov, 2015 | Bob Owens
    One .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. One Underwood Ammunition bullet loaded with a 350-grain Xtreme Penetrator bullet moving at roughly 1,850 feet per second. Five frozen turkeys. Sounds like fun! Video at link.
  • David Leyonhjelm uses Paris attacks to further a dangerous pro-gun agenda

    11/26/2015 8:33:09 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Hugh McDermott
    People like Senator David Leyonhjelm are using the tragedy of the Paris attacks to further their pro-gun agenda, twisting facts to create a narrative that is misleading and dangerous. On Tuesday, in response to a tweet that read: “Aust’s tough gun laws have better insulated us against a Paris-style terror attack, Keenan said ...” Leyonhjelm tweeted: — David Leyonhjelm (@DavidLeyonhjelm) November 24, 2015 Sure helped a lot in Paris. And let's not mention the Lindt Cafe and Parramatta. In fact, Leyonhjelm has appointed himself Australian “spokesman” of the NRA, the US pro-gun lobby, which has political influence disproportionate to...