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  • [Barf Alert] Historic Montreal Church Is Backdrop for Queer Love Story Dance Video

    06/03/2019 12:02:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | June 3, 2019 | Francis DeBernardo
    Historic Montreal Church Is Backdrop for Queer Love Story Dance Video - New Ways Ministry The dancers soar across the church aisles and the altar, embrace as they spin and cover each other in blue and red chalk. They do this after opening video clips of homophobic protests and violence have flashed across the screen. All of this accompanied by a recording of Jeff Buckley’s popular song, Hallelujah. Near the end the two men share a brief kiss.  The final image is a large banner they create that reads ‘Choose Love,’ raised high over a backdrop of stained glass.This dance performance...
  • NBA Finals Game 1 Scores Historic Ratings Low & Historic Win For Toronto Raptors

    05/31/2019 8:23:21 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 31, 2019 | Dominic Patten
    The opening matchup of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors made history last night, in more ways than one. Played before a sellout crowd in The 6, including one former Prime Minister and a very passionate Drake, Game 1 of this year’s championship series was the first to been played outside the U.S. and the first NBA Finals game to see a non-American team win. The Raptors’ 118-109 victory over the reigning champs showed that this battle for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy isn’t going to be a walk for Steph Curry and...
  • Why it’s time to retire the Handmaids (Pro Abortion Costume)

    05/17/2019 1:10:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | May 17, 2019 | Molly Roberts
    Handmaids are everywhere these days. The red robes and white bonnets made famous in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel-turned-streaming-sensation first showed up in Texas. Then they spread — throughout the country, over the ocean and eventually into a Senate office building where the women wearing them loomed over lawmakers scheduled to decide whether Brett M. Kavanaugh deserved a spot on the Supreme Court. Now Kavanaugh has his seat, and abortion rights activists have their uniform. News outlets covering the crusade by lawmakers in conservative states to stop women from ending their pregnancies seem to have settled on a favorite featured photo...
  • Woman arrested after 'stupid joke' about bomb at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport

    02/14/2019 11:33:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    local10.com ^ | 2/13/2019 | Jeff Tavss
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Canadian woman was arrested Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after making what she called a "stupid joke" about a bomb in a suitcase. Nathalie Tremblay and her boyfriend had boarded an Air Canada flight bound for Montreal when a flight attendant asked whose bag would not allow an overhead bin to close. According to the arrest report, Tremblay told the flight attendant, "There's a bomb in it" and began laughing. The attendant alerted the pilot, who ordered the plane to be evacuated, while the terminal was forced to close as a Broward Sheriff's Office...
  • 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...