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  • Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    04/11/2014 2:37:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-11-14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, tax returns the White House released Friday show. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent and donated significantly less to charity than they did the year before. The 42-page document, which included the couple's Illinois state income tax return, shows the Obamas reported donating $59,251 to 32 charities, which helped lower their overall tax bill. The nearly $60,000 in donations represents 12.3 percent of their adjusted gross income.
  • Washington's Rotten Core "We Know People"

    04/11/2014 11:22:24 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/11/2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Tony Podesta (brother of John Podesta ) and wife Heather formed The Podesta Group and Heather Podesta + Partners in 2007. John Podesta's Center for American Progress completed the three-pronged Podesta empire. Brother John is currently a senior advisor to President Obama. Heather launched her lobby firm with the catchy slogan "We Know People." One of her party invitations read as follows: “The prix fixe includes the Select Committee on Intelligence for the first course followed by your choice of Appropriations, Judiciary, or Rules Committees.” Now two-thirds of that empire is crumbling because of the divorce case of Tony Podesta....
  • Lili Estefan Net Worth [Obama fundraiser host this week in Florida]

    03/18/2014 3:01:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Lili Estefan net worth: Lili Estefan is a Cuban-American model and host with a net worth of $10 million dollars. Born in Havana, Cuba, Lili Estefan began her professional on-camera career in the mid-80s.
  • ATF breaks into Ares Armor in National City

    03/15/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 147 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-15-14 | reapersixfour
    This video was taken 3/15/14 @ around 1250 @ the National City Ares Armor location
  • If milk isn't careful socialist liberals might try to ban it...

    03/07/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Hey, makes about as much sense as anything else they've been doing since 2009.
  • Millionaire Preppy Howard Dean Wants To Level Playing Field Between The 1% and Rest Of 'Us'

    02/06/2014 12:07:36 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What do you mean "us," Kemosabe? If Howard Dean wants to push a job-killing agenda of higher taxes and other redistributionist claptrap, that's his business. But could he please spare us the faux populism? In an email Dean sent out earlier today touting the "Inequality For All" house parties his DFA group is organizing [and what sounds like more fun than getting together to gripe about what other people have?], Dean wrote [emphasis added]: "These 'Inequality for All' Watch Parties are just the kind of action we need to start leveling the playing field between the 1% and the rest...
  • Dwyane Wade Has An Incredibly Elaborate Birthday Party On A Yacht

    01/13/2014 7:02:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    post game ^ | 1/12/14
    Dwyane Wade celebrated his 32nd birthday with an extremely elaborate party that included a three-story yacht (plus a matching jacket), multiple cakes and a display case full of expensive shoes. But did you expect anything less? These Miami Heat, known for a style of flashy play that matches the reputation of their city, have thrown some impressive birthday bashes over the years. Chris Bosh has had several over-the-top cakes, including this one, a chocolate elephant covered in jewels and ridden by a figurine of Bosh himself wearing a turban. LeBron James hasn't done too bad for himself, either. Over the...
  • Beyonce Sticks It to Target, Drops $37,500 on Walmart Gift Cards

    12/23/2013 5:38:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Celebuzz ^ | 12/21/13
    Eat your heart out, Target. After the superstore chain refused to sell her new self-titled album, Beyonce took her business -- and money -- somewhere else, dropping a boat load of cash at its competitor by giving out spending money to 750 of their customers .
  • Gloria Estefan Is Renting Out Her Miami Beach Guest House — For $30,000 A Month

    10/29/2013 11:40:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Want to get a taste of how Latino “royalty” live? Gloria Estefan is renting out the guest house to her Miami Beach mansion for a cool $30,000 a month. The guest house is a lavish 4,500 square-feet abode with three bathrooms, three bedrooms, a private entrance and its own spa/Jacuzzi, according to TMZ. The broker for the property is listed on Zillow as South One Realty Services, but the company’s website was down Monday. Estefan’s main house is a 9,854 square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Less than 1 per cent of Web visitors are signing up for Obamacare

    10/02/2013 3:49:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10-2-2013 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    As President Obama's signature health insurance overhaul effort began to enroll new participants on Monday, some states running their own insurance exchanges saw huge levels of website traffic but paltry interest in signing up. California, the ultimate blue state whose federal lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in support of Obamacare, turned less than 1 per cent of its Web visits into 'Covered California' participants on Tuesday. 'We had over 5.7 million hits to our website as of 3 p.m. yesterday,' Covered California spokeswoman Kelsey Caldwell told MailOnline Wednsday. '7,700 consumers began their application process yesterday. ... 4,143 applications are pending,' she added....
  • Democrats fundraise at Hillary’s swanky house as government shuts down [1% Party Time!]

    10/01/2013 11:10:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/30/13 | Alex Pappas
    While Washington, D.C. braced Monday evening for the federal government to shut down, Hillary Clinton hosted rich, connected, powerful Democrats at her swanky northwest D.C. home to raise money for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
  • Give Back? Yes, It's Time For The 99% To Give Back To The 1%

    09/18/2013 6:46:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/18/2013 | Harry Binswanger
    It’s time to gore another collectivist sacred cow. This time it’s the popular idea that the successful are obliged to “give back to the community.” That oft-heard claim assumes that the wealth of high-earners is taken away from “the community.” And beneath that lies the perverted Marxist notion that wealth is accumulated by “exploiting” people, not by creating value–as if Henry Ford was not necessary for Fords to roll off the (non-existent) assembly lines and Steve Jobs was not necessary for iPhones and iPads to spring into existence. Let’s begin by stripping away the collectivism. “The community” never gave anyone...
  • Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    09/18/2013 2:55:10 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 25 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 09/17/2013 | Chris Woodyard and Gary Strauss
    Well, AAA has come up with a sobering statistic: the average price of gasoline will surpass $3 per gallon Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day. That's never happened before, the motoring organization says.
  • Officer who escorted LeBron James to concert given informal counseling [No discipline]

    08/23/2013 3:30:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/22/13 | Benjamin Candea
    The Miami-Dade Police Department disciplined the officer who provided the wrong-way escort to LeBron James while the Miami Heat star was headed to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert at Sun Life Stadium. The department said the officer was given informal counseling. He wasn't identified.
  • Beau Biden returning to Delaware with father

    08/22/2013 2:15:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    AP Big Story ^ | 8/22/13 | By RANDALL CHASE and JOSH LEDERMAN
    Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden planned to return home with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, aboard Air Force Two following a successful medical procedure at a Houston cancer center.
  • Actresses urge support for Calif. paparazzi bill [Special Law for the 1% Passes in California]

    08/14/2013 5:52:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8/13/13
    Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner urged California lawmakers Tuesday to support legislation that they say would help them better protect their children from the paparazzi that follow them daily. The stars testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee regarding SB606, which would impose tougher penalties on photographers who harass celebrities and their children. It was Berry's second state Capitol appearance on the measure. The Academy Award-winning actress, who is pregnant, told lawmakers the constant presence of photographers yelling and snapping pictures has made her daughter scared to go to school.
  • Spike Lee, Seeking A Kickstarter Handout, Owns $30 Million Manhattan Mansion...

    08/13/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    As of moments ago, Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film has raised about $215,000 via more than 1220 donations. The director explains that he needs a public handout.... ... While Lee’s gambit is not a celebrity first (see Braff, Zach and Mars, Veronica), he may be the wealthiest online busker to date, an artist who does not need to seek, Knicks hat-in-hand, other people’s money to produce a new “joint.” Perhaps Lee, 56, might have considered a relatively small loan or mortgage secured by his Manhattan home, a sprawling Spanish Revival mansion that...
  • This Is Not Rosa Parks; Oprah Winfrey's Swiss adventure..

    08/13/2013 5:45:40 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 83 replies
    Jesse Jackson hasn't yet declared Zurich the new Selma, but from some of the news coverage you'd think Oprah Winfrey was the next Rosa Parks. The former TV-talk superstar experienced what New York's Daily News calls "a disturbing racial incident" last month at "the posh Trois Pommes boutique" in Switzerland's largest city. In Winfrey's account, she wanted to examine a Tom Ford handbag and asked the clerk to retrieve it from its glass display case. "She says, 'No, it's too expensive,' " Winfrey told "Entertainment Tonight." "She said, 'No, no, no you want to see this one because that one...
  • Jay-Z throws support behind A-Rod

    07/30/2013 5:37:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/30/13 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    Team Jay Z is going to bat for beleaguered Yankee star Alex Rodriguez. As the drama surrounding the ailing $275 million third baseman’s return to the lineup and a looming Major League Baseball suspension play out, associates of the entertainment mogul-turned-sports agent have been helping Rodriguez behind the scenes. Last week, Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Jay Z’s superstar wife, Beyoncé, represented A-Rod in a telephone conference with Yankee brass. On the call, Bomber General Manager Brian Cashman, President Randy Levine and Tampa-based trainer Tim Lentych discussed with Siev the time frame for A-Rod’s return to the team.
  • #NSACalledToTellMe trending on Twitter

    06/06/2013 10:53:34 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 5,354 replies
    Twitter Hashtag #NSACalledToTellMe ^ | June 7th 2013 | Me (Mad Dawgg)
    Twitter is running rampant with #NSACalledToTellMe tweets Here are some examples: #NSACalledToTellMe they need to use my bathroom -- the van's portapotty has exceeded its limit #NSACalledToTellMe Kudos on eating a salad with no dressing instead of The Blue Bell Rocky Road Icecream in my freezer. #NSACalledToTellMe they're not the NSA, don't know anything and would I please do the damn dishes. #nsacalledtotellme that my spare set of car keys fell in between the couch cushions! #NSACalledToTellMe to press 1 if my wiretapping experience was agreeable. If not, please notify next-of-kin of impending absence. #NSACalledToTellMe their data center is totally...
  • What Happened When The Mods Pulled My Post?

    04/09/2013 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Darksheare · 5,026 replies
    About a quart of Gin ^ | April 9 2013 | A Demented Mind
    I just spent alot of time posting!I see that, looks like you hit a small bump.Pictured: Small BumpWhat happened?Well, someone set up us the bomb?I'm serious!Oh, well.. looks like your post got pulled. Augh! I spent alot of effort on that! How did it happen?!Couldn't be because you were doing it wrong?What the, how'd you get that video of m-- uh.. I don't even wear that!Right Skippy. *cough* Well, since you asked, here's how posts get removed. First, if it is against TOS it gets seen.Then it gets marked.Okay, I have that much.Then the mods gather:Pictured, mods gathering.I don't think...
  • Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

    01/11/2013 7:09:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws January 10, 2013 | 11:03 am 202Comments Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer The Washington Examiner Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition. The bill – HB0104 – states that “any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming.” The bill is sponsored...
  • [U of C] to pay nearly $1 million in deal with 21 pepper-sprayed UC-Davis Occupy protesters

    09/27/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/26/12 | Brian Nguyen
    The University of California has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by UC-Davis students who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an Occupy-style protest on campus last November.
  • Miami Heat players party at nightclub to celebrate NBA title [Spend $200,000 in one night]

    06/22/2012 9:50:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 6/22/12 | Melissa Rohlin
    After hugging their families and the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the Miami Heat players went to the LIV nightclub in Miami early Friday to celebrate the franchise's second NBA championship. The players reportedly spent an estimated $200,000 on champagne, including a 15-liter super-magnum-sized bottle called Ace of Spades. The players began filing into the nightclub around 2:30 a.m. and sat on the main stage, which had been converted into a VIP area. Chris Bosh was the last player to arrive, at about 4:30 a.m.
  • Biden Calls Himself 'Middle Class Joe,' Owns Mansion

    05/17/2012 12:09:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/17/12 | Daniel Halper
    Joe Biden, speaking in Ohio today, said that he is "tired of being called a 'Middle Class Joe.'" While it's not clear who actually calls the vice president that, it is clear that his house and finances tell a different story. Here's a picture of his home (not his official vice presidential residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.):
  • Hollywood's 1% Demand More of Your Tax Dollars

    03/28/2012 8:57:02 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 03-27-12 | John Nolte
    Alec Baldwin, Stanley Tucci and a bunch of lobbyists are crawling all over Capitol Hill attempting to steal more money out of our pockets to fund "artists" who don't have the talent to survive on private donations and earnings. What a racket: Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, the premiere lobbying org for arts groups, said that while "some of the rhetoric is negative," the records of Santorum and Romney both reflect some support for arts funding. He's encouraged by President Obama's request to increase funding for the NEA to $155 million, restoring it to the...
  • (2010) Elite Estate: LA’s Most Expensive Home Gets A New Owner, Tom Hanks [Obama movie narrator]

    03/16/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    Elite Choice.com ^ | 3/16/2010 | Saba
    ...[Tom Hanks has] plunge[d] into a property deal that has made him the owner of the most expensive house in Los Angeles. ...Hanks along with his actress wife Rita Wilson (last seen as Meryl Streep’s buddy in ‘It’s Complicated’) have together bought a house in the Pacific Palisades for about $26 million. The sprawling home is spread across 14,500 square foot and was built in 1996. Apparently, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall formerly owned it. The building consists of 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Two levels of living space and three levels of support space go very well with gorgeous...
  • The True 1% (And What To Do About Them)

    03/01/2012 12:23:03 PM PST · by LRoggy · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 3/1/12 | Lee Roggenburg
    First of all, RIP Andrew Breitbart, you will not be easily replaced. In your honor I have written the following.
  • 1,000 Days Since Democrat-Controlled Senate Has Passed a Budget

    01/23/2012 12:48:30 PM PST · by redstateone · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | January 23, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    President Barack Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 24th–the very day that marks the 1,000th day since the Democrat-controlled United States Senate last bothered to pass a budget...
  • Goldman Sachs posts $1 billion profit

    01/18/2012 11:23:47 AM PST · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 18, 2012 | By Maureen Farrell and Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Goldman Sachs reported a fourth-quarter profit of about $1 billion on Wednesday, reversing a loss from the third quarter and topping expectations. But the company's revenue declined from a year ago and missed analysts' forecasts. Slashing compensation and nearly $1.4 billion in other expenses helped Goldman Sachs (GS, Fortune 500) generate its nearly nine-figure profits last year. Chief financial officer David Viniar said cost-cutting won't be the firm's primary focus going forward. "It's not possible to cut expenses as a means to prosperity," he said during a conference call following the earnings release.
  • Pelosi (9th)=$101 Million and Feinstein (14th) $69 Million Among Richest in Congress

    12/30/2011 9:23:31 AM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/11/2011
    9. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was the ninth richest member of Congress in 2010, with an average net worth of $101,123,032. Much of her wealth is based on her husband's investments in real estate, a football team and other assets. 14. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was the 14th richest member of Congress in 2010, with an average net worth of $69,046,622. Feinstein's husband has a number of investments in a diverse range of industires, including a property management firm and a biotech venture.
  • Will Smith Sells Hawaii Home for $20 Million (Member of 1%, Hussein supporter, flips real estate!)

    12/23/2011 9:15:10 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have sold a 7-acre property in Kauai’s Hanalei district for $20 million – $6.5 million more than they paid for it two years ago, according to public records. Candace Jackson has details on The News Hub.
  • Our Endorsement For President (AFSCME endorses Obama)

    12/09/2011 1:50:44 PM PST · by wac3rd · 24 replies
    AFSCME email ^ | 12-6-11 | AFSCME
    AFSCME’s International Executive Board voted this week to endorse President Barack Obama for a second term. The vote was unanimous. The board acted after a substantial majority of AFSCME members indicated in a large telephone poll that they wanted the union to endorse the president. President Obama is the only candidate for president who is fighting to put people back to work, make the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share and protect vital public services. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (snip) want to privatize your job. They have targeted the modest pension you earn after a career of public service,...
  • the 1%

    12/07/2011 7:16:28 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 15 replies
    Washington Post | 7 Dec 2011 | Washington Post
    "The richest 1% now pays nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, up from 25% two decades ago, while the bottom 50% of Americans only play 2%, down from 6%."
  • Obama: My Kids Will Succeed, Even if USA Doesn't

    12/01/2011 12:06:26 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-1-11 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama believes that Republican leadership of the country would ruin the United States as a land of opportunity, but he's (justifiably) confident that his daughters will have plenty of opportunities, no matter what. "Our kids are going to be fine," Obama told supporters at a campaign event last night. "[T]hey’re on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful. But that’s not our vision of America. I don't want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates, and can’t feel a part of a country that...
  • A Veteran's Day Photo

    11/10/2011 7:01:49 PM PST · by shibumi · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 11/11/11 | unknown
  • Who Are the Top 1 Percent?

    11/10/2011 11:32:41 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-10-11 | Michael Medved
    President Obama echoes the Occupy Wall Street Movement in demonizing the top 1 percent—suggesting that prosperous people somehow create painful problems for the rest of us. But the president never bothers to answer a basic question: who makes up the top 1 percent? Economists Joe Bakija, Adam Cole and Bradley Heim have completed authoritative research on leading earners—some 1,400,000 taxpayers in 2010, each of whom earned more than $380,000.
  • Loudmouth 1% Are Trashing Rights Of 99%

    10/31/2011 3:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 31, 2011 | The great THOMAS SOWELL
    In various cities across the country, mobs of mostly young, mostly incoherent, often noisy and sometimes violent demonstrators are making themselves a major nuisance. Meanwhile, many in the media are practically gushing over these "protesters," and giving them the free publicity they crave for themselves and their cause — whatever that is, beyond venting their emotions on television. Members of the mobs apparently believe that other people, who are working while they are out trashing the streets, should be forced to subsidize their college education — and apparently the president of the United States thinks so too. But if these...
  • Peter Schiff confronts Occupy Wall Street protesters

    10/26/2011 2:37:54 PM PDT · by Kegger · 21 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 10/26/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via MRC TV, enjoy as a card-carrying one-percenter braves the Tupperware containers filled with urine at Zuccotti Park to pose the timeless question, “I’m employing 150 people. How many people do you employ?” Link here to HotAir Link here to MRC-TV
  • Michelle Obama's 1,556-Calorie Lunch Raises Eyebrows

    07/11/2011 3:21:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/11 | NewsCore
    WASHINGTON - First Lady Michelle Obama may have temporarily forgotten the lessons of her own anti-obesity campaign when she indulged in a sinfully caloric lunch Monday at a popular new hamburger restaurant. A Washington Post reporter said the first lady ordered a cheeseburger, french fries, chocolate shake and Diet Coke at Shake Shack -- a trendy hamburger spot that recently opened an outpost in Washington's Dupont Circle. Based on nutritional information on the restaurant's website, the meal added up to a scale-tipping 1,556 calories.
  • Years after vanishing in Iran, US man proven alive

    03/03/2011 1:12:01 PM PST · by Danae · 49 replies
    AP - SFGate ^ | 3-3-2011 | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
    Link only due to Copyright agreement.
  • Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Change's Name!

    Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Change's Name! For Immediate Release Contact: Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, 727-490-7603, bschindler@terrisfight.org ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation has changed its name to the "Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network". "This new name better reflects the purpose of our organization -- to continue to develop and update our network to help families protect their loved ones from a very aggressive anti-life agenda taking control of our nation," said Director of Development, Suzanne Vitadamo. The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation was originally founded in the year 2000...
  • Guys, what's the oldest underwear you own? [vanity, I guess]

    08/16/2010 1:44:08 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 166 replies
    me ^ | Aug. 16, 2010 | me
    I have a pair that's from my high school days. I'm 47 years old, so that makes the underwear about 30 years old. Can anyone top that? The underwear is boys' size 20, but they still fit. They're a little threadbare, but that's an advantage on a hot summer day. I think I can get at least a few more years out of them. (Obviously, I don't wear this pair every day. I wear them mostly for dirty outside jobs.) I'm a lifelong bachelor, so I don't have a wife to throw away my stuff that's old but still good....
  • Happy 278th Birthday George Washington, The 1st and Best President the US has ever had.

    02/22/2010 8:03:19 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 68 replies · 824+ views
    February 22, 2010 | steelers6
    He was the best in my opinion for several reasons. 1. Respected God, the People, and the Constitution. 2. He had no prior President in history to use as a guide to lead a country. All those who followed have had him as an example and he still has beaten them all up to this point. 3. He could have been President for Life or King. Had the ability based on leading the Colonial Army and the Constitutional Conventions to have enormous power. But he didn't want that and walked away after 8 years and set the standard for Presidents...
  • Marriage still close in Maine (51% Yes, 47 No, Clear Movement towards rejecting law)

    11/02/2009 9:57:02 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 707+ views
    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/ ^ | November 2, 2009 | http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/
    Public Policy Polling: Marriage still close in Maine via kwout
  • Maine split on gay marriage question (48% for,48% against,%5 undecided)

    11/01/2009 2:06:11 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 62 replies · 1,728+ views
    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com ^ | October 20, 2009 | www.publicpolicypolling.com
    Raleigh, N.C. – Two weeks out from election day Maine voters are divided right down the middle when it comes to whether they will reject the state’s law allowing same sex couples to marry. 48% say they will vote to over turn the law while 48% say they will vote to keep it with only 4% of the electorate still undecided. Opinion on the issue predictably breaks heavily along party lines. 74% of Republicans are planning to vote yes while only 25% of Democrats are. Independents may end up deciding which way it goes- presently 50% of them support rejecting...
  • Another 1,000,000+ Guns Added to American Homes in August

    09/08/2009 9:12:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies · 4,566+ views
    Ammoland.com ^ | 9/8/09 | staff
    Washington, DC --(AmmoLand.com)- Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,074,757 checks in August 2009, a 12.3 percent increase from the 956,872 reported in August 2008. So far that is roughly 9,076,205 gun bought this year! The total is probably more as NICS background checks may cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time.
  • Pier 1 could shut 80 stores as it posts losses

    03/20/2009 5:45:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 486+ views
    Business Week ^ | 3/20/2009 | staff
    Retailer Pier 1 Imports Inc. said Friday it lost $29.4 million in its fourth quarter and could close 80 stores this year. While better than expected, that net income amounted to a loss of 33 cents per share and showed a dramatic reversal for the three months ending Feb. 28. During the same period last year, the company earned $14 million, or 16 cents per share.
  • Top 10 Political Websites ( Free Republic Number One, HuffPo 2nd, Kos 3rd)

    11/22/2007 4:43:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 405 replies · 1,574+ views
    Thursday, November 22, 2007 | Kristinn
    FreeRepublic.com, the eleven-year-old conservative granddaddy of political discussion websites, was rated the most popular political website by Hitwise, an Internet data tracking service, for the week ending November 17, 2007 with 5.14% market share. The liberal site, HuffingtonPost.com, founded two-and-a-half years ago, was the only site that came close to Free Republic in interest from net users, with 4.51% market share. In a distant third place, the five-year-old liberal site DailyKos.com, was left in the dust by Free Republic and Huffington Post, garnering only 2.57% market share.The others sites Hitwise listed were, in order, politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com with 2.17%; townhall.com with 2.1%;...
  • Weird News: Here’s one ghost mystery that didn’t outlast Halloween

    10/31/2007 9:35:53 PM PDT · by skully · 7 replies · 192+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Oct. 31, 2007 | The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jeepers, it was just one of those creepers. An investigator specializing in all things bizarre has debugged the mystery of the Santa Fe Courthouse Ghost — a specter captured on a blurry surveillance videotape.