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  • U.S. Special Forces Killed as Taliban Shoots Down Helicopter

    08/06/2011 8:58:24 AM PDT · by freespirited · 55 replies
    A NATO helicopter was shot down in the eastern province of Afghanistan last night, killing 31 U.S. special forces and seven Afghan soldiers. The aircraft, belonging to NATO's International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, went down in the Maidan Wardak province, according to a statement from the office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The helicopter was completely destroyed, shot down by the Taliban, Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the Maidan Wardak province said in a phone interview. The incident marks the biggest single loss of life for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since operations began in 2001, Associated Press reported. Establishing...
  • (WI) State Fair melees produce 11 injuries, 31 arrests (blacks rampage against whites)

    08/06/2011 5:41:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 104 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8/5/11 | Don Walker, Mike Johnson and Breann Schossow
    Unprecedented violence on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair by rampaging youths prompted extraordinary measures Friday: The head of the fair implemented new rules to keep unattended teens off the grounds at night, and Gov. Scott Walker ordered the State Patrol to help keep order.Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Ed Flynn, meanwhile, promised Friday to beef up policing at this weekend's major public events around the city to limit any chance of the State Fair events being repeated.The violence left workers and patrons of the fair in West Allis shaken and reminded many of the mob-like...
  • California – SERIOUSLY? .. Now a STATE law on circumcision?

    07/20/2011 3:46:26 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 20 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 7-20-11 | cakid1
    By now, you’ve no-doubt heard that residents in San Francisco want to vote on banning circumcision for male children. As if that was not controversial enough - now the state is getting involved. That’s right… Assembly Bill 768 - would apply to any city or county government. Its being introduced in response to a San Francisco ballot measure. AB 768 is designed to derail the San Francisco measure - if its approved by voters. "To enact an outright ban on an expression of personal, medical and religious freedom is an affront to all who value liberty," said Assemblyman Mike Gatto,...
  • Iceman's Stomach Sampled—Filled With Goat Meat

    06/28/2011 8:44:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    news.nationalgeographic ^ | June 23, 2011 | Ker Than
    Hours before he died, "Ötzi" the Iceman gorged on the fatty meat of a wild goat, according to a new analysis of the famous mummy's stomach contents. The frozen body of the Copper Age hunter was discovered in 1991 in the Alps of northern Italy, where he died some 5,000 years ago. The circumstances surrounding Ötzi's death are not fully known, but the most popular theory—based in part on the discovery of an arrowhead in his back—is that he was murdered by other hunters while fleeing through the mountains. Scientists previously analyzed the contents of Ötzi's lower intestine and determined...
  • Bachmann Playing With House Money

    According to House expense reports, Bachmann and three conservative GOP colleagues — Reps. Tom Price (Ga.), Steve King (Iowa) and Todd Akin (Mo.) — each paid $3,407.50 that day, a total of $13,630, to a sound and stage company called National Events, apparently for the sound system used at the rally. The money came from the Members' taxpayer-funded office accounts, despite House rules prohibiting the use of these funds for political activities.
  • Media Puts Palin Emails Under Microscope- Yet Ignores Obama's Missing Records

    06/10/2011 3:07:39 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    RealFeminist.com ^ | 06-10-2011 | Sheri Urban
    The New York Times and Washington Post raised eyebrows this week by hiring a bunch of additional staff to go through every snippet of Sarah Palin's emails as Governor - even asking the public to help them sift through every last syllable: More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and dilligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the emails. Think of it as spending some time...
  • Weiner's Twitter Tweak

    06/05/2011 5:48:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/4/2011 | Mark Steyn
    After the tumult of the First World War, noted Winston Churchill, only the intractability of the Irish Question had emerged unscathed. “Great Empires have been overturned. The whole map of Europe has been changed,” he told the House of Commons. “But as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again.” And so it goes after another tumultuous week in American politics. Nearly a third of homeowners are “underwater” — that’s to say, they owe more on their mortgages than the property is worth. Private-sector job growth has all...
  • Mark Steyn: Weiner helping junk the country

    06/03/2011 5:29:18 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 5 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 3, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    After the tumult of the First World War, noted Winston Churchill, only the intractability of the Irish Question had emerged unscathed: "Great Empires have been overturned. The whole map of Europe has been changed," he told the House of Commons. "But as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again." Article Tab : Lisa Benson / Washington Post Writers Group Lisa Benson / Washington Post Writers Group MORE PHOTOS » ADVERTISEMENT More from National Columnists Charles Krauthammer: Debt-ceiling sky not falling Bonnie Erbe: Are Christians giving up opposing...
  • What a top aide to Sarah Palin really thinks about Mitt Romney,Bristol Palin,Erick Erickson and more

    05/23/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 170 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2011 | Jonathan Strong
    A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss’s own daughter, Bristol Palin. RedState.com founder and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion. He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.” (Erickson said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley invited him to the rally). Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote,...
  • Macho Man dies in a car wreck

    05/20/2011 9:23:41 PM PDT · by eak3 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | May 20, 2011 | Associated Press
    CLEARWATER, Fla. Randy "Macho Man" Savage, the professional wrestler known for his raspy voice, the sunglasses and bandanas he wore in the ring and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58
  • Presumed Innocent, Anyone? (Ben Stein on the Strauss-Kahn case)

    05/18/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 52 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 5/18/2011 | spectator.org
    "3.) The prosecutors say that Mr. Strauss-Kahn "forced" the complainant to have oral and other sex with him. How? Did he have a gun? Did he have a knife? He's a short fat old man. They were in a hotel with people passing by the room constantly, if it's anything like the many hotels I am in. How did he intimidate her in that situation? And if he was so intimidating, why did she immediately feel un-intimidated enough to alert the authorities as to her story? 6.) People accuse other people of crimes all of the time. What do we...
  • Palin Launches Blistering Attack on Obama's 'Leadership'

    I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon. After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await. Summer vacations and that all-consuming campaign whistle stop tour will no doubt slam you. But I would ask, while the rest of us are also busy working, saving, planning ahead, fighting to protect our Constitution, and trying to keep up with where and why you're spending our Department of Defense funds - I'd ask that you find time to tell Americans the truth about the state of our union and what you are doing...
  • Governor Palin: America Deserves Libya Explanation; Updated

    04/26/2011 3:28:36 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 4/26/11 | Whitney Pitcher
    Governor Palin posted the following Facebook note this morning: Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the...
  • Palin in Madison: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    04/16/2011 9:19:10 PM PDT · by library user · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2011 | by James Pethokoukis
    ~ EXCERPT ~Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme,  “The Classic Battle,” would’ve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies.In the last few months, political professionals and insiders have been writing off...
  • First Homosexual Caveman Found

    04/10/2011 5:26:30 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 55 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 6, 2011 | None Listed
    First Homosexual Caveman FoundArchaeologists have unearthed the 5,000-year-old remains of what they believe may have been the world's oldest known gay caveman. Archeologists believe they have discovered a 'transsexual' or 'third gender grave' in the Czech Republic.The male body – said to date back to between 2900-2500BC – was discovered buried in a way normally reserved only for women of the Corded Ware culture in the Copper Age.The skeleton was found in a Prague suburb in the Czech Republic with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs, rituals only previously seen in female graves."From history and ethnology, we...
  • It's No Deal, It's a Sellout

    04/09/2011 5:39:41 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 67 replies
    John Boehner has just given away the Republican victory of 2010 at the bargaining table. Having failed to stand firm for just $61 billion in a budget of $3.7 trillion, how can we expect him to stand firm over the debt limit extension or the 2012 budget? We can't. The excellent budget proposals of Paul Ryan are no more than a pipe dream now. It violates our campaign promises to the American people. We promised $100 billion of cuts and we delivered $38 billion. Obamacare will not be defunded; welfare spending will not be cut nor work requirements imposed; the...
  • Firebomb Thrown at Elderly Woman at Pro-Life Prayer Event

    03/20/2011 7:37:32 PM PDT · by julieee · 23 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | march 20, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Firebomb Thrown at Elderly Woman at Pro-Life Prayer Event Kalispell, MT -- A homemade incendiary device was thrown at one of the participants of the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer vigil at an abortion business in Kalispell, Montana on Thursday night. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/18/firebomb-thrown-at-elderly-woman-at-pro-life-prayer-event/
  • Firebomb Thrown at Elderly Woman at Pro-Life Prayer Event

    03/20/2011 7:37:19 PM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies · 6+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | march 20, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Firebomb Thrown at Elderly Woman at Pro-Life Prayer Event Kalispell, MT -- A homemade incendiary device was thrown at one of the participants of the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer vigil at an abortion business in Kalispell, Montana on Thursday night. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/18/firebomb-thrown-at-elderly-woman-at-pro-life-prayer-event/
  • Matt Towery: GOP has deep bench for '12 presidential bid

    03/12/2011 10:04:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Athens Banner-Herald ^ | March 13, 2011 | Matt Towery
    This past week, I've seen or read plenty of news analyses suggesting that the Republicans have a weak field of presidential hopefuls for 2012. Not so. I believe many of the potential candidates for the GOP nomination have strategically strong paths to the White House, assuming President Obama still is vulnerable next year. Last week in this column, I put forth an explanation as to why Newt Gingrich is a stronger political force than many imagine. This week, let's consider the Republicans' other potential major candidates for the White House. For starters, there's Mitt Romney. Some will contend his expected...
  • Own JaMarcus Russell's Foreclosed Oakland Mansion

    03/05/2011 6:16:04 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3-4-11 | SAJID FAROOQ
    JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned. The former No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders, famous for wearing mink coats and taxing a heavy toll on the team's bench, needs to find a job soon. Foreclosure proceedings have started on Russell's Oakland mansion, according to TMZ. If the former LSU star can't come up with $195,512.05 in backed mortgage payments in the next three months, his house will be auctioned off. Russell purchased the house in 2007 for $3 million before he even signed his contract with the Raiders. The 5,800-square-foot has six bedrooms, six...