Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $32,293
36%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 36% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Forum: Bloggers & Personal

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • NSA to Destroy Records Collected Under Phone Spying Program

    08/01/2015 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/1/15 | Jim Emerson
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement concerning the retention of metadata collected in accordance with section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. ďOn June 29, 2015, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court George Bush. The Patriot Act originated on his watch George Bush. The Patriot Act originated on his watch approved the Governmentís application to resume the Section 215 bulk telephone metadata program pursuant to the USA FREEDOM Actís 180-day transition provision. As part of our effort to transition to the new authority, we have evaluated whether NSA should maintain access to the historical metadata after the...
  • Caravans of Confederate flag supporters arrive for rally at Stone Mountain

    08/01/2015 8:56:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 1, 2015 | Daniel Funke
    Around 100 people had already arrived at Stone Mountain Park for a rally celebrating the Confederate flag by around 9:45 a.m. Saturday, and traffic on nearby I-285 and U.S. 78 was backed up for miles. Caravans from all over Georgia bore unwavering rebel flags as they streamed into the parkís Yellow Daisy parking lot for the day-long event, which approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend, according to a Facebook event titled ďGa. State Flag Rally.Ē The event page includes instructions for people who plan to attend the rally, such as meeting times and locations, and lists of rules like...
  • GloBull Warming: The Dog Days of August Are Upon Us

    08/01/2015 8:19:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-1-2015 | MOTUS
    SoÖthe science isnít settled after all? Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, explains why ďclimate change,Ē far from being a recent human-caused disaster, is, for a myriad of complex reasons, a fact of life on Planet Earth. Of course religion is based on faith, not fact. And since Climate Change is the only religion many Warmers have you can expect them to stick to their guns and cling to their religion.Which is odd, since Marxists are generally opposed to religion. Butt when religion becomes this useful, they simply canít help themselves. Itís like manna from heaven.So let me be perfectly clear:...
  • Kerry Insists that "Death to America" Is Just Rhetoric [semi-satire]

    08/01/2015 6:35:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In his continuing quest to sell Congress on what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) labeled a "diplomatic masterpiece," Secretary of State John Kerry tried to reassure the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Iran's vow to take down the United States is "mere rhetoric for domestic consumption." "Surely, members of Congress are aware that from time to time it is necessary to espouse policies that we have no real intention of implementing," Kerry said. "I've lost count of the number of times that various spokesmen for the GOP have pledged to repeal Obamacare or to build a border fence. Yet,...
  • Weíre Making Life Too Hard for Millennials

    08/01/2015 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-31-2015 | Steven Rattner
    TO some, millennials ó those urban-dwelling, ride-sharing indefatigable social networkers ó are engaged, upbeat and open to change. To others, they are narcissistic, lazy and self-centered. ..... Earning Much Less, Despite More Education They are faced with a slow economy, high unemployment, stagnant wages and student loans that constrict their ability both to maintain a reasonable lifestyle and to save for the future. Longer term, rising federal debt payments and increased spending on Social Security and Medicare will inflict a tremendous financial burden on them, threatening their own prospect of receiving promised retirement benefits. To a considerable extent, thatís the...
  • ID: Lawyer Claims Threat to take Infant Invalidates Gun Charge

    08/01/2015 4:45:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Angelo Cervantes, Left, Raul E Herrera (Fiancťe of Sophia) Right When a warrant was served in an Idaho murder case on December 3, 2014, a woman, one of the suspects' fiancee, Sophia D. Sanchez, was just leaving the house.† She was questioned before being read her Miranda rights.† She refused to answer questions until her attorney was present.†† The Detective continued to question her.† Her lawyer claims that she was coerced into talking.† From idahostatesman.com: Ackley claims Nampa Detective Mark Palfreyman coerced Sanchez into talking with him. Palfreyman noted that Sanchezís 16-month-old baby was her top priority and that...
  • Ted Nugent Expresses Support for Man Who Killed Lion

    07/31/2015 11:43:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | ap
    Rocker Ted Nugent says he supports an American dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. In an interview with the Rita Cosby Show on WABC radio in New York, Nugent railed against people who are upset about the killing, saying the outrage is because the lion was given a name, Cecil. He said getting upset about Cecil but not other lions "is disingenuous and tragically dishonest."
  • Defund Planned Parenthood: These 7 Senators Need Pressure NOW

    07/31/2015 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 31st, 2015 | billyvalentine (Diary) |
    This upcoming Monday evening, August 3rd, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill (S. 1881) sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) 67% that would stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. In the latest reportable year, Planned Parenthood received $528 million Ė over half a billion dollars Ė in taxpayer funding. During that same period, they performed 327,653 abortions, and have performed just under one million abortions (988,783) over the last three years. And now, a series of undercover videos allegedly show that Planned Parenthood uses the banned partial birth abortion procedure to harvest and sell the body parts of...
  • Video Proof: Feds Post Letters Identifying Preppers As Potential Terrorists: ďIndividuals or groups

    07/31/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/31/15 | Mac Slavo
    In 2011 Rand Paul stood on the floor of Congress and delivered a stark warning to Americans. To criticisms of sensationalism and embellishment, Paul noted that Federal laws on the books characterize those who have guns, seven days worth of food or ammunition in their homes as potential terrorists. Know good and well that some day there could be a government in power that is shipping its citizens off for disagreementsÖ Someone who has guns, someone who has ammunition that is weatherproofed, someone who has more than seven days of food in their house can be considered a potential terrorist....
  • Planned Parenthood Had Hillary's Private Email Address

    07/31/2015 5:53:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | July 31, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Planned Parenthood emailed Hillary Clinton on her private email address. The revelation comes in the most recently released trove of Clinton's emails. Here's the email from Laurie Rubiner, vice president of public policy and advocacy, sent directly to Clinton: Planned Parenthood Had Hillary's Private Email Address:
  • Can we impeach them all?

    07/31/2015 5:24:56 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 13 replies
    www. patriotmash.com ^ | 7/28/15 | John Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The people of this country, those who have worked hard all their life, who have built a family, and a future have for several decades watched as the truths we were brought up on have tumbled around their feet. Hard work, honesty. Respect, a willingness to discuss differences have all fallen away. There is at the present time an elite that does not pay attention to the governed. The feeling in politics now is that we work for them, and they do not need the consent of governed to tell us how to live our live. From the Supreme Court...
  • [VANITY] I'M BOYCOTTING ALL JEB BUSH THREADS

    07/31/2015 5:08:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 80 replies
    EEE | 31 JULY 2015 | EEE
    Effective immediately, I am boycotting all Jeb Bush threads. I am not replying to threads in which Jeb Bush is the thread title, and I am not posting anymore Jeb Bush-related threads. Jeb Bush is the most leftist Republican presidential candidate in American history. He is even more liberal than Republican presidential losers such as Alf Landon, Wendell Willkie, Thomas Dewey, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. All of these aforementioned Republicans ran as butt-sucking, hapless, feckless - ABSOLUTELY MEALY-MOUTHED, APOLOGETIC, ESTABLISHMENT HACK MODERATES - and lost. Jeb Bush supports Common-Core, which...
  • ROCK ON! Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters Rockin1000 Official Video (Musical Fun for Friday Night!)

    07/31/2015 5:04:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Common Cents ^ | 7-31-2015 | Common Cents
    Friday, July 31, 2015 ROCK ON! Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters Rockin1000 Official Video TURN UP THE VOLUME! 1000 musicians play Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters in Cesena, Italy. "Learn To Fly" Run and tell all of the angelsThis could take all nightThink I need a devil to help me get things right Hook me up a new revolution'Cause this one is a lieWe sat around laughing and watched the last one die Now I'm looking to the sky to save meLooking for a sign of lifeLooking for something to help me burn out brightI'm looking for a...
  • NASA confirms the discovery of a rocky exoplanet just 21 light years away

    07/31/2015 4:43:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Verge ^ | July 30, 2015 | Sean O'Kane
    Earth just got a new next-door neighbor.Astronomers have found the closest rocky planet outside our solar system using the Spitzer Space telescope. The planet, known as HD 219134b, orbits a star just 21 light years away, and NASA is calling a "potential gold mine of science data." The planet is probably a bad place for life as we know it: itís 1.6 times the size of Earth and more than four times the mass. Plus its three-day orbit is too close to its host star for liquid water to form, even though the star is cooler and smaller than our...
  • Obama Admin to Investigate Killing of Lion in Zimbabwe [semi-satire]

    07/31/2015 4:20:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe announced that his agency has opened an investigation of the "tragic killing" of Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter Palmer. Cecil was a major attraction at the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Palmer reportedly paid some locals $50,000 to lure the lion outside the park. Palmer then killed the lion with an arrow. Ashe characterized the killing as "a senseless act of cruelty against an innocent animal. It has shocked the world in a way that no other act has in recent memory. It is imperative that...
  • Here's difference between Democrats and Socialists...

    07/31/2015 1:02:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-31-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Jon Karl Grills Earnest: 'Sounds Like You're Saying, Just Believe Planned Parenthood'

    07/31/2015 12:36:36 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 7 replies
    therightpundit ^ | 7/31/15 | Earnest
    The White House triples down. Wednesday, Deputy WH Press Sec. Eric Schultz repeated Planned Parenthood talking points when questioned by a reporter. Yesterday, Josh Earnest dismissed the Planned Parenthood scandal saying the videos were 'selectively edited' and the Republicans are 'playing politics' on the funding. Today, Josh earnest said, "What Planned Parenthood has indicated is that their standards are the highest ethical standards that are out there." ABC WH Correspondent Jon Karl finally fires back, 'it sounds like you're saying just believe Planned Parenthood'
  • How three enterprising Chechen ladies took ISIS for $3,300

    07/31/2015 12:29:16 PM PDT · by Marcus · 3 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 31, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Yahoo Travel reported on Wednesday that three women in Chechnya took ISIS for $3,300 before getting caught. They are now under investigation for Internet fraud, which seems to be illegal even when committed against the most fearsome terrorist army in modern times. The scam seems to be a combination of the Nigerian Prince con, in which a mark is fooled into giving the con artist large sums of money and catfishing, in which the mark strikes up an online romance with someone he thinks is an attractive woman (or man depending on the gender and preference of the mark.)
  • Doral considers resolution to condemn Trump for Ďracistí comments about immigrants

    07/31/2015 11:48:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The South Florida Business Journal ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brian Bandell, senior reporter
    Doral Vice Mayor Sandra Ruiz sponsored a resolution to condemn billionaire presidential candidate Donald J. Trump for his allegedly ďracistĒ comments about Mexican immigrants. The city is home to one of Trumpís largest assets, the Trump National Doral Miami golf course and hotel. He previously received the city to the key, but his popularity with public officials there has waned since he made controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants on June 16 when he announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The population of Doral is mostly Hispanic and foreign born. Trump said about Mexico: ďTheyíre sending people that have...
  • Center For Medical Progress Is Down (vanity)

    07/31/2015 11:16:19 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Jul 31, 2015 | ray76
    The website for Center for Medical Progress is down. Unlike Planned Parenthood there is no page claiming that they are under attack and please click here to donate. http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/
  • Ted Cruz Ďcelebratedí Trumpís Mexico comments, dad says

    07/31/2015 11:14:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Detroit News | July 31, 2015 | Chad Livengood
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/31/gop-presidential-candidate-ted-cruz-celebrated-trump-controversial-immigration-comments-dad-says/30944153/
  • Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt ĎIs A Necessity In Their Livesí

    07/31/2015 11:02:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    EAD ^ | 07/31/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Could you live without debt? Most Americans say that they cannot. According to a brand new Pew survey, approximately 7 out of every 10 Americans believe that ‚Äúdebt is a necessity in their lives‚ÄĚ, and approximately 8 out of every 10 Americans actually have debt right now. Most of us like to think that ‚Äúsomeday‚ÄĚ we will get out of the hole and quit being debt slaves, but very few of us ever actually accomplish this. That is because the entire system is designed to trap us in debt before we even get out into the ‚Äúreal world‚ÄĚ and keep...
  • If The American Dream Is To Own A Home, Then It Hasnít Been In Worse Shape Since 1967

    07/31/2015 11:00:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    EAD ^ | 07/30/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Thanks to the ‚ÄúObama recovery‚ÄĚ, the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 48 years. The percentage of Americans that own a home is widely considered to be a key indicator of the health of the middle class, and we have just learned that during the second quarter of 2015 that number dropped from 63.7 percent to 63.4 percent. It is now the lowest that it has been since 1967. Unlike a lot of other government economic statistics, this one is fairly difficult to manipulate. Either someone owns a home or they do...
  • Search and Rescue Guru Trace Sargent

    07/31/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/31/2015 | Tatiana Whitlock
    Looks can be profoundly deceiving. At first glance, Tracy ďTraceĒ Sargent could easily be a high-powered corporate CEO or lead a marketing firm. This petite Georgia blond with a commanding presence and the charisma and intellect to match, looks like she would fit elegantly at the head of a boardroom. You certainly donít envision this refined, vibrant woman with a sweet Southern drawl to be out enthusiastically hunting lost persons, getting dirty, crawling through rubble, or chasing down fugitives by moonlight. Yet that is exactly what she has been doing with her K9 partners for over 20 years, gracefully shattering...
  • The Donald Phenomenon ó Part One

    07/31/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | Ed Wood
    Ever since Donald Trump literally exploded onto the political scene, tens of thousands of words have been written by all stripes of political junkies trying to figure out just what do we have here. Is he a shoot-from-the-hip kind of loudmouth, as he is being made out to be, or is he perhaps the real thing? Is he the kind of true believer we havenít seen since the days of Harry S Truman? A few of you may be old enough to remember that Olí Harry called Ďem as he seen Ďem. He publicly likened the smell of his political...
  • The answer to the "trick" question about the difference between Democrats and Socialists

    07/31/2015 9:58:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-31-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Chris Matthews threw that trick question at Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and she made a deer in headlights look like Jack-Be-Nimble. Here's the answer she refused to give.
  • Muslims, French furious after Gisele Bundchen spotted wearing burqa during Ramadan

    07/31/2015 9:46:57 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 26 replies
    the jerusalem post ^ | 07/30/2015 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    According to 'The New York Post', the Brazilian supermodel wore the burqa as a way to conceal the fact that she was having work done on her figure. Muslims, French furious after Gisele Bundchen spotted wearing burqa during Ramadan According to 'The New York Post', the Brazilian supermodel wore the burqa as a way to conceal the fact that she was having work done on her figure. Parisians and Muslims are up in arms over a report in the French tabloids which claims that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen donned the traditional Muslim burqa in order to avoid being spotted walking...
  • Trumpís business plan for media apprentices

    07/31/2015 9:41:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/15 | Judi McLeod
    Trumping the Media America: If you want to get past the malignant force choking off every last scrap of your liberty and freedom, you have to go back to school, the one that instructs you how to deal more effectively with an in-the-governmentís-pocket mainstream media. With the Republican majority sent to D.C. now in league with the Democrats, thereís no other way. Rooting out self-serving politicians ruining the lives of the average means getting by a media dedicated to keeping them in office.
  • Baltimore Prosecutors Hid Evidence Freddie Gray Tried To Injure Himself During Prior ArrestsÖ

    07/31/2015 9:40:33 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-30-2015 | sundance
    July 30, 2015Baltimore Prosecutors Hid Evidence Freddie Gray Tried To Injure Himself During Prior Arrests¬Ö by sundance Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby previously stated she was going to pursue justice for Freddie Gray ‚Äúby any and all means necessary‚Äú. Today, in a motion filed by the defense, the extent of Mosby‚Äôs activist intention is again reinforced.In addition to hiding ‚ÄúBrady evidence‚Äú, there is a meeting between Mosby and the medical examiner (prior to the autopsy release ‚Äď and undisclosed by Mosby) which indicates previous elements of her pressuring the ME to change the cause of death from ‚Äúaccidental‚ÄĚ to ‚Äúhomicide‚ÄĚ.BALTIMORE...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    07/31/2015 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1) ďUniversity Language Guide: The Word ĎAmericaní Is OffensiveĒ By Katherine Timpf Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer ďAccording to a ďBias-Free Language GuideĒ used by the University of New Hampshire, the word ďAmericanĒ is ďproblematicĒ and therefore should not be used. ďNorth Americans often use ĎAmericaní which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,Ē the guide explains. ď[It] assumes the U.S. is the only country inside these two continents,Ē it adds. It recommends using ďResident of the U.S.Ē or ďU.S. citizenĒ instead. According to the guide, other ďproblematicĒ terms include ďopposite sexĒ (it recommends...
  • DNC Chair Canít Tell Difference Between a Dem and a Socialist

    07/31/2015 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 31, 2015 | 10:23 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews did not receive an answer from DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), when he asked what the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist is. [Ö] Wasserman Schultz chuckled in response. ďI used to think there is a big differenceóbut what do you think it is?Ē Matthews continued. ďBetween a Democrat like Hillary Clinton and a Socialist like Bernie Sanders.Ē Wasserman Schultz replied, ďThe more important question isówhatís the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican?Ē Ö
  • 15 Things People Do That Annoy Their Pets

    07/31/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Rant Pets ^ | July 15, 2015 | Kallie Provencher
    5. Watch Movies With Door Bell Sounds
  • One Shot Almost Enough to Save Woman whose Gun Jammed

    07/31/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Tracy Williams does not appear to have had much experience with firearms.† It was a desperate situation that drove her to buy guns and take a CCW class.† She had broken up with her boyfriend, who had a long criminal record.† He had kidnapped her, she had escaped and filed charges.† He was out on $75,000 bail when he attacked her three weeks later. During that period she had obtained the firearms and a concealed carry permit.† North Carolina requires an 8 hour course, including live fire, and an $80 non-refundable fee to obtain a permit.† From abc7chicago.com: Green...
  • Judge: 'Efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are thus understandable'

    07/31/2015 5:38:43 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/31/15 | Steve Berman
    I am not making this up. †A New York judge dismissed a lawsuit by the Nonhuman Rights Project to grant personhood to two chimpanzees, named†Hercules and Leo. This isn't the first attempt to grant "human" status to chimps: last year a judge threw out a similar request for a chimp named Tommy. †But the worst part isn't the fact that self-hating humans keep trying to elevate soulless primates and give them equal status with lawyers--it's the judge's reaction. †State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe wrote†this: "Efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are thus understandable; some day they may even...
  • Breaking News: Chicken and Waffles For Hire

    07/31/2015 4:58:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-31-2015 | MOTUS
    You remember Sammy, Lady Mís former personal chef?† Here Lady M Ė Iíve got snacks! On a stick! On Wednesday, the hosts of NBCís Today cheered the networkís decision to hire former White House chef ó and husband of left-wing MSNBC host Alex Wagner ó Sam Kass. Co-host Savannah Guthrie gushed: ďÖweíve got an exciting announcement. You guys remember Sam Kass, of course heís the former assistant White House chef, executive director of the First Ladyís Letís Move campaign, and nutrition advisor to the PresidentÖ.He is becoming an NBC News senior food analyst.Ē Ė News Busters Now thatís pretty special,...
  • Obama Wealth Redistribution Questioned by 5-year-old

    07/31/2015 4:57:50 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 11 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 7-31-15 | CleanTV
    Obama's Redistribution of Wealth was questioned 5-year-old political commentator, Melody. She uses the example of working to earn her allowance and to save up enough money to buy some ice cream. The before she gets to eat it, Obama forces her to give it to someone else. She opines that it's her choice who to give ice cream to, if anyone at all. Melody also questioned why Obama would reward Iran by giving them over $100 billion in assets back, enough to build hundreds of nuclear bombs.
  • Summary of Obamaís IRS scandal, as of July 31, 2015

    07/31/2015 4:22:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 31, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Summary of Obama‚Äôs IRS scandal, as of July 31,¬†2015 In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words ¬ďtea party¬Ē or ¬ďpatriot¬Ē were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members. When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees...
  • TGIF Toons

    07/31/2015 2:27:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 July 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    More at†Reaganite Republican
  • Woman Gets A Job Working For Planned Parenthood, And They Show Her A Severed Human Head And Leg...

    07/30/2015 8:01:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    ...And Ask Her To Pick Up The Parts. She Is So Terrified That She Faints (Abortion Must Be Destroyed), GRAPHIC IMAGES WARNING! A woman who got a job working for Planned Parenthood did not know what sinister institution she was getting into, when she unexpectedly saw the severed head of a murdered baby and also a severed leg, and was asked to pick up the severed body parts with tweezers. She was so disturbed that she blacked out and fainted. A video interview was recently released and I did a whole video on this with the best excerpts of the...
  • Nothing Unites Special Interests Like a Common EnemyÖ(Trump)

    07/30/2015 7:35:21 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-30-2015 | sundance
    July 30, 2015Nothing Unites Special Interests Like a Common Enemy¬Ö by sundance Donald Trump is leading all the regional and national polls. Two recent polls show Trump beating both Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in Miami Florida.Those who are open to see how Machiavellian the Republican party has become since the Citizens United decision are about to see it play out.However, before you can see what‚Äôs going on ‚Äď you first have to be willing to see what‚Äôs going on.The ability to accept ‚Äėwhat is‚Äô has become the primary sticking point for the majority of political followers who are fraught...
  • Hillary Clintonís Terrible Answer to the ĎGreatest Weaknessí Question Hasnít Changed Since 2008

    07/30/2015 7:15:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 30,2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton ďgreatest weakness,Ē she said in a recent interview with the online newsletter The Skimm, is that there are too many stupid people who donít understand why Hillary Clinton should be president: Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 10.52.16 AM It was basically identical as the answer she gave to the same question during a Democratic primary debate in January 2008: I get impatient. I get, you know, really frustrated when people donít seem to understand that we can do so much more to help each other, and sometimes I come across that way. I admit that. I get very concerned...
  • Whatís worse: to hunt a lion in Africa or not to care about Africa except when someone hunts a lion?

    07/30/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    ideas.aeon.co ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Brigid Hains
    The meaning of an individual animal Among the reasons not to feel outraged about the killing of Cecil the lion are these two: he had a human name and he was a well-known tourist attraction. I say Ďtourist attractioní instead of 'beloved lioní because that hackneyed phrase seems to me a concept empty of meaning. How can a lion be wild and be 'belovedí by people who saw him once from a safari jeep? You donít earn the right to 'loveí a lion that way. Cecil was a wild lion who was habituated to humans, collared for a biology study,...
  • The Worldís Biggest Free Form 3D Printer Is Being Used to Build Houses

    07/30/2015 6:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | July 30, 2015 | Adam Clark Estes
    The dream of 3D printing buildings is not a new one and, typically, itís not a pretty one either. However, the visionaries at Branch Technology, a startup founded by architects in Chattanooga, Tennessee, want to change thatóand theyíve built the worldís largest free form 3D printer to do it. The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce flew me down to Tennessee to check out its gigabit internet and innovative startups. They paid for my hotel and fed me candied bacon.Branchís mission is simple: Use 3D printing technology to create walls of any shape out of conventional construction materials. Building houses like this...
  • If this is what it takes to change "pro-choice" hearts and minds...

    07/30/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-30-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Center for Medical Progress and Our Broken Rule of Law

    07/30/2015 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 30th, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf (Diary)
    The ongoing Planned Parenthood scandal is a fascinating story that has a lot of facets that illustrate many disturbing aspects of American society. Although it is difficult to do so, Iím going to ask readers here to set aside the horrifying aspects related to abortion and the sale of baby parts for a moment to focus on one particular aspect that has largely gone unnoticed. The investigation of the Center for Medical Progress by the Department of Justice has rightly been decried as a transparently political move by the right, but it illustrates a much larger truth: the rule of...
  • Former Exxon President On Mission To Clean Up Oil Sands

    07/30/2015 3:59:22 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-07-2015 | utah
    Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting it to use to clean up Utahís billions of barrels of oil sands. Imagine extracting high-quality oil out of the estimated 32 billion barrels buried in Utahís oil sands, without creating the toxic wastelands that have resulted from oil sands projects in Western Canada. And imagine doing it at a cost that can still turn a profit in todayís oil price slump. That would be highly enticing to some of the large operators...
  • Mel Gibson back to Aussie roots to direct new movie

    07/30/2015 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/15 | Staff
    Mel Gibson is returning to his Australian roots to direct his first film in a decade, the true story of a conscientious objector who saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II.
  • Hard Drive Failures Happen Everyday. Hee, hee, hee!

    07/30/2015 12:50:36 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-30-2015 | MOTUS
    Chalk up a win for Team Judicial Watch. Because they dare go where no man has gone before, they are, so far, the only team thatís managed to score against Team Obama. ďThese recovered Lois Lerner emails had to be dragged out of the Obama IRS, which is still resisting a federal court order requiring disclosure of Lernerís Ďlostí emails,Ē said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.† ďThis material shows that the IRSí cover-up began years ago.† We now have smoking-gun proof that top officials in the Obama IRS unlawfully harassed taxpayers just to keep them from complaining to Congress about...
  • TX Investigators visit Planned Parenthood see fingers and toes in ďPOC RoomĒ

    07/30/2015 12:48:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testified today in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding the active ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthoodís practices. The investigation follows the recent publication of several videos showing Planned Parenthood officials apparently discussing the harvesting and sale of human baby body parts. The Texas Attorney Generalís Office (OAG) announced the investigation on July 15 in coordination with the Texas Governorís Office and Health and Human Services Commission. In his testimony, Attorney General Paxton revealed some of what OAG investigators saw at a clinic in Houston and denounced the institution of...
  • Learning from the mistake of Cecil the Lion...

    07/30/2015 12:09:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-30-15 | The Looking Spoon
    ;-)