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  • Massive Skunky Smelling Cloud Suddenly Appears Over Canada

    10/23/2018 1:03:30 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 17 replies
    October 23 2018 | Me .... ehhhhh?
    October 17th 2018 - Satellite photos have shown a widespread cloud of skunky smelling smoke appearing over all of Canada. Meteorologists and Canadian Officials are perplexed as to the cause of this sudden cloud of smoke, but have noted a correlation of runs for junk-food such as Doritos, Little Debbie's Cookies and Cakes, as well as Twinkies at local convenience stores all across the provinces. Developing: We'll have more on this story as soon as we can get our reporters to stop giddily laughing incoherently.
  • B.C. dad says high school assignment suggests racism, misogyny are right-wing beliefs

    10/09/2018 3:57:51 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | 10/5/2018 | Staff
    VICTORIA — An assignment that asked students at a high school in British Columbia to identify the political leanings of racists and immigration opponents showed a bias against people with right-wing views, says a father whose son was given the worksheet. Matt deFouw said he took his concerns about the worksheet to the Kamloops-Thompson School District, which launched an investigation. B.C.’s Education Ministry said in a statement Thursday the worksheet is not part of the school curriculum and it will not be used again in the district. “Essentially, all the questions on only one piece of paper paint people, even...
  • Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

    08/05/2018 9:32:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    ITV ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | David Kawai
    Saudi Arabia has ordered Canadian ambassador Dennis Horak to leave the kingdom within 24 hours (David Kawai/The Canadian Press via AP) Saudi Arabia has ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticised the recent arrest of women’s rights activists. The Saudi Foreign Ministry also said it would freeze “all new business” between the kingdom and Canada. Some 10% of Canadian crude oil imports come from Saudi Arabia. Canadian officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was not immediately clear if Ambassador Dennis Horak was in the kingdom. “Any...
  • Kidnapping Charges Pending Against Nude Suspects After Two-Vehicle Crash in Nisku

    11/08/2017 9:44:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 07, 2017
    Man, a woman and a six-week-old baby were forced into a car against their will, RCMP sayKidnapping charges are pending against three people arrested in the buff after a collision Monday morning in Nisku. A man, a woman and a six-week-old baby were taken from a residence in Leduc County at about 9:30 a.m. and forced into a car against their will, Leduc RCMP said in a news release Tuesday. The man managed to escape from the trunk of the moving car, police said. The woman also escaped with the baby a few minutes later. A passerby offered assistance and...
  • Why I'm Raising My Kids to Be Feminists [Justin Trudeau on 'toxic maculinity']

    10/11/2017 11:39:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 111 replies
    MarieClaire.com ^ | 11 Oct 17 | Justin Trudeau
    I am in politics because every day, I get to work to make the world a little better—for my kids, and for yours. I’m proud of the dedicated work our team is doing to make Canada more open, more inclusive, more just—and gender equal. But some of the most important work I do is not as a political leader, but as a parent. Every day, at home, I have the astonishing and humbling opportunity—together with my wife Sophie—to nurture empathy, compassion, self-love, and a keen sense of justice in our three kids.
  • CBC - Putin shirtless = Crass politics. Trudeau shirtless = Knee Knocking Swoons

    08/08/2017 5:32:31 AM PDT · by jerod · 13 replies
    cbc news website ^ | Aug 07, 2017 | By Chris Brown
    It seems there is no such thing as too much of Vladimir Putin's bare chest. For the second time in three days, the Kremlin has released video of the Russian president's recent macho holiday adventures in Siberia — with even more hunting, boating and underwater spearfishing — and plenty of new scenes of a shirtless Putin enjoying the outdoors. The first round of photos and videos was released Saturday morning in Moscow and played unrelentingly on Russia's main state television channels all weekend. They also featured prominently online and in the country's major newspapers. Putin, 64, is well-known for his...
  • Four Reasons Republicans Should Rejoice at Cruz Beating Trump

    04/08/2016 1:27:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 188 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    When a political party picks one candidate over another, the party signals to the broader electorate what it represents. If the Republican Party nominates Ted Cruz instead of Donald Trump, it will represent one of the greatest practical and moral victories in the Republican Party’s noble history. Cruz’s enormous victory in Wisconsin this week makes it more probable than not that Donald Trump falls short of the required 1,237 delegates – 50 percent plus one of the 2,472 total delegates to the convention – to cinch the nomination on the first ballot. Combined with savvy delegate recruitment and a mounting...
  • Trump 'slam dunk' tweet questions Rubio's eligibility to run

    02/20/2016 8:52:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 410 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Now Donald Trump is questioning Marco Rubio' eligibility for the presidency. In a tweet Saturday, Trump shared a video of what appears to be an attorney making a bizarre case that not only Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, but Rubio, whose parents immigranted from Cuba, is not eligible to become president. In the tweet to his 6.3 million followers, Trump quoted a message sent to him by another Twitter user, who at the time appeared to have five followers: "@realDonaldTrump Mr. Trump...BOTH Cruz AND Rubio are ineligible to be POTUS! It's a SLAM DUNK CASE!! Check...
  • Republican Primary "Chopped" (Vanity, Saturday Sillyness)

    02/20/2016 7:19:29 AM PST · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | Self
    I do apologize for the vanity but as it now appears to be the norm on FR, and it is Saturday, I'm going with it. We like watching Chopped on TV. Four chefs compete cooking dishes from a basket of "mystery" ingredients. So... if you were the producer of this show, what would you put in the basket for each of the candidates? Actually, let's do both Republican and Democrat candidates. Flame on, oven on, blender going.
  • When did Free Republic posters turn on Ted Cruz?

    02/19/2016 6:03:16 PM PST · by hardspunned · 318 replies
    I've come to this site every day since Ted Cruz became a national political figure. Perhaps I'm just getting old with a failing memory but I can't recall any derogatory posts about Cruz until Donald Trump began his ad hominem attacks on him. I don't remember Freepers attacking him as he built a record in the senate. Can someone direct me to the threads and posts by the Freepers who now hate Cruz that were made prior to September of last year?
  • Cruz challenges Trump's 'make America great again' slogan

    02/19/2016 6:49:43 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday challenged the premise of Donald Trump's promise to "make America great again," and asked if Trump knows how America ever became great in his closing pitch to South Carolinians. Speaking in Myrtle Beach, Cruz launched into an extended diatribe about what he perceived as Trump's lackluster position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He followed it up with a list of Cruz's campaign promises and a stinging rebuke of Trump's singular message. "We will see the economy explode, small businesses grow, young people coming out of school with three, four, five job opportunities. Wages going up....
  • The Destroyer Cometh

    02/19/2016 1:46:34 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Feb 16 | Richard Lowry
    Donald Trump is running riot in the GOP china shop and gleefully tearing the place up. Consider the strength of Trump’s position: If he wins South Carolina by a big margin, he goes into Nevada with momentum, and the latest poll there has him leading by 26 points and pushing 50 percent. If he enters Super Tuesday a week later having won three out of the past three states — and with Cruz diminished by a South Carolina loss and Rubio having won nowhere — he could easily win, say, 10 contests that day. It might still be possible to...
  • Trump's biggest enemy: Google

    02/18/2016 5:24:43 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Feb 16 | Dean Obeidallah
    Poor Donald Trump. He really, really wants to leave behind his brash, vulgar, sexist and bigoted comments and be seen as presidential. Trump told reporters as much last week, noting how easily he can pivot to be more presidential. "I'm very capable of changing to anything I want to change to," he said. He also vowed to "never" use "foul language" again on the campaign trail. What has brought on this sudden change of heart? Apparently Trump, much like countless past presidential candidates before him, wants to begin pivoting from more partisan positions in the primary to more moderate ones...
  • MSNBC's Trump town hall falls to CNN and Fox News in the ratings

    02/18/2016 11:14:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 176 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/18/2016 | Hadas Gold
    MSNBC's choice to host Donald Trump in an exclusive town hall on Wednesday did not result in a ratings win against competitors CNN or Fox News. During the 8pm hour, when MSNBC's Trump town hall was up against CNN's GOP town hall (which kicked off with Ben Carson), it was actually Fox News that had the highest total viewers, with 2.3 million, despite the fact that "The O'Reilly Factor" was helmed by a guest host, Eric Bolling. MSNBC's Trump town hall had 1.4 million total viewers, while the first hour of CNN's three-part town hall had 2.05 million viewers. CNN...
  • Trump: Wall Street Journal has it out for me

    02/18/2016 5:05:18 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 55 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 18 Feb 16 | Mark Hensch
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he trails Ted Cruz in a new Wall Street Journal poll because the publication has it out for him. “I think somebody at the Wall Street Journal doesn’t like me,” he told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski during a MSNBC town hall in Charleston, S.C. “I think most of the polls were taken after the debate and they worked out good for me,” Trump said. "I have never done well with the Wall Street Journal poll. I don’t know. They do these small samples and I don’t know exactly what it represents.”
  • Cruzing to Victory?

    02/18/2016 2:32:59 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 47 replies
    Theresurgent ^ | February 17, 2016, 09:12pm | By Erick Erickson
    The significance of this NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is two fold. First, it is the first poll to be conducted completely after the news of Antonin Scalia’s passing and Trump’s meltdown at the South Carolina CBS News debate. Second, it is from a highly respected pollster focused on likely voters and who has a good track record of success. The poll shows Ted Cruz in the lead now. It could be an anomaly. But internal polling of several campaigns all show the South Carolina race far tighter than the public polling. This latest poll, however, does not account for Nikki...
  • (February 8, 2016) Critics file complaint alleging Cruz campaign mailer violated Texas law

    02/17/2016 1:25:50 PM PST · by euram · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 8, 2016 | Brian M Rosenthal
    AUSTIN -- A liberal Texas political group has filed a formal complaint alleging that a recent fundraising solicitation mailed by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign violated state law.
  • How Trump Bought the Conservative Movement

    02/17/2016 12:54:38 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 147 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 16, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    It has become increasingly clear that the "self-funded" candidate in the Republican presidential primary, Donald J. Trump, will destroy the GOP's chances to win in November if he is not the nominee. Leftist groups are ecstatic over Trump’s "Bush lied, people died," mantra over the Iraq war. Internet trolls for Vladimir Putin are firmly behind Trump, saying he has the right recipe for accommodating Russia. ... How did this happen? Conservatives who should know better went beyond praising his attacks on political correctness to welcoming him as a legitimate conservative candidate for president. Last year, Matt Schlapp, the chairman of...
  • So was Trump for WMD in Iraq Before He was Against It?

    02/16/2016 3:59:49 AM PST · by pookie18 · 128 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 2/15/16 | Wordsworth
    Trump has exaggerated his supposed opposition to OIF. PolitiFact: Again, Trump said he was against the war from the very beginning. "I'm the only one on this stage that said, 'Do not go into Iraq. Do not attack Iraq,' " Trump said. "Nobody else on this stage said that. And I said it loud and strong. And I was in the private sector. I wasn't a politician, fortunately. But I said it, and I said it loud and clear, 'You'll destabilize the Middle East.' " Trump often repeats this line, and we've rated a similar Trump claim Mostly False, because...
  • Spammers at the Gates

    02/12/2016 6:17:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Welcome to Infomercial America, or, if you prefer, the United States of Spam. Whenever political conspiracy theories break out into the open, pundits and intellectuals name-check the brilliant but flawed essay "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" by Richard Hofstadter. Under President George W. Bush, the "9/11 Truthers" were the poster boys and girls of the paranoid style. Others hinted that the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina might have been deliberate. Under President Obama, it was the "Birthers." A related theory was that Obama is a secret Muslim. A generation before that, it was the John Birch Society...