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  • Gallows Humor (Hollywood And The Appeasement Mentality)

    12/18/2014 9:29:55 AM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 18, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    Sony’s capitulation in the face of threats by unidentified sources, who are presumed to support the odious Kim dynasty, serves to confirm what most of us have known for some time. Namely, the extent of allowable political discourse in popular culture is inextricably linked to the willingness of the objects of political criticism to violently suppress that criticism. Or, at the very least, intimate the unpleasant nature of the response in store for those willing to offer a dissenting voice. An interview the iconic Indo-British author and apostate Salman Rushdie did with Irshad Manji several years ago is worth watching...
  • Venezuelan President Calls American Oil Fracking “Act of Aggression” [satire]

    12/18/2014 9:28:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    With his country’s economy on the ropes due to declining oil prices, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed the United States oil fracking industry. “It is an act of aggression against my country and a crime against humanity,” Maduro maintained. “Venezuela needs high oil prices to support our programs to feed our people. These frackers are destroying our ability to feed ourselves.” While most economists see falling fuel prices as beneficial for the vast majority of consumers, Maduro complained that “most of the beneficiaries are rich, white Americans. Saving them money at our cost is a direct attack on my government’s...
  • Marco Rubio Goes Full Nutjob on Cuba Announcement [Zot!]

    12/18/2014 9:14:32 AM PST · by LibertarianTreehugger · 46 replies
    Liberty Briefing ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jeff Siegel
    On the rare occasion I find myself in agreement with President Obama, I get nervous. It just feels like a setup. Like someone's going to pull the rug out from under me at any moment. But right now, I have to admit, I was very pleased to hear the news that the U.S. and Cuba are moving to normalize relations.
  • Boehner’s Head Fake

    12/18/2014 8:52:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/18/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    So what did we just see happen in our Republican US House? Did John Boehner just do a head fake or what? His quid pro quo with the Democrats gets him and them amnesty along with a Christmas Wish List for Wall Street. In fact, wasn’t benefiting Wall Street the real lynchpin of the massive Omnibus bill, not executive amnesty? Think about it. Boehner now becomes the Wall-Streeter in Chief, not President Obama, whom the Speaker actually used to pass his legislation! Wasn’t the wished for defeat of executive amnesty just so much political theatre, what with the media screaming...
  • Someone Is Lying: North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not Hack Sony

    12/18/2014 7:54:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Yesterday, moments before the North Korea "hacking" tragicomedy escalated into full retard mode with Sony pulling The Interview, or a movie that absent the attention would certainly be a flop, Wired released an article titled: "North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not Hack Sony" (title subsequently changed to the one below as can be seen in the URL alias "http://www.wired.com/2014/12/north-korea-did-not-hack-sony-probs"), which however, and for the better, retains its content as it is quite critical in debunking the latest government "certainty."
  • Shaking Hands with the Devil, from Ninety Miles Away

    12/18/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 18, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    A long time ago, on an island not too far away, a pair of brothers was ejected from a good Jesuit school. The one was reportedly a better student, the other less impressive, but together, they preferred other things – politics, rabble-rousing, war. When the brothers grew up, they fell in with a bad crowd – the worst of crowds, in fact. Far across the oceans, Chinese communists were consolidating their power, Soviet communists were drawing an iron curtain down the center of Europe, Korean communists were settling in for the long haul in Pyongyang, Vietnamese communists were revolting against...
  • Dragnet: "The Big Little Jesus"

    12/18/2014 7:41:59 AM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 9 replies
    FRiends, it is Christmas season, and this is worth sharing. Enjoy this television version of the original radio version of Dragnet: The Big Little Jesu.
  • The Factual Feminist Takes on the Rolling Stone Rape Scandal

    12/18/2014 7:34:13 AM PST · by outpostinmass2
    To see how NPR, activist scholars, and the Justice Department set the stage for the latest eruption of hysteria over alleged campus rape, watch here:
  • “I Will Not Comply” May Bring Changes to I-594

    12/18/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by HammerT · 5 replies
    Pictures and vid from last weekend’s resistance event:
  • Human Technology of Beretta

    12/18/2014 7:05:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/18/2014 | J Street
    Beretta is a name that brings the utmost respect to the firearms industry. The tradition of workmanship has carried over 500 years from the Bartolomeo son’s and Giovannino. By the 1900′s the company expands internationally and securing business with the military, law enforcement and private sector. Beretta recently created this video by Ancarani Studio directed by Paolin Manfrin highlighting the “human technology” involved in manufacturing a high end shotgun. Details exhibiting wood craftsmanship with modern state of the art machinery to design a master piece. View the human technology video here.
  • “I’ve been mistaken for a valet” and Other Tales of the Dark Side

    12/18/2014 6:41:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 44 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-18-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s worse than we thought; even the Wons are frequent victims of racial injustice according to People magazine - The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences. In the article, Big Guy claims he’s been mistaken for a valet and Lady M said he has also been mistaken for a waiter.Some say he’s been mistaken for a President:Rock star? President? Whatever.Butt I think we all know who the real president is around here: Although undocumented and forced to live in the shadows, Val is de facto el Presidente. And it’s not just BO who has to deal with...
  • Rolando Sarraf Trujillo, Cuban Political Prisoner of the Week, 4/12/09

    12/18/2014 6:19:24 AM PST · by John S Mosby
    Uncommon Sense-Cuba Blog ^ | April 12,2009 | Mark R. Masferrer
    "With new leaders in charge in both Washington and Havana, there have been numerous speculations about changes/improvements in U.S.-Cuba relations. For example, in December Raúl Castro floated the possibility of releasing from his gulag certain political prisoners in exchange for five Cuban spies convicted of spying, murder and other charges in the United States. The idea is a non-starter because there is no comparison between the so-called "Cuban Five," convicted in open American courts, and political prisoners, convicted without any semblance of due process, locked away in Castro's dungeons because of their opposition to his communist regime. But it did...
  • OH: Focus on Gun Color is Farcical

    12/18/2014 5:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Someone painted this Cobra FS 380 for unknown purposes.  The police claim that it was to make it appear to be a toy, but people have been customizing and adorning the appearance of weapons for centuries.  From fox19.com: CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy. It is only in recent times that firearms could easily be made in many different colors.  As the capability to do so has emerged, more and more people are taking advantage of it.  Here are some pistols...
  • Obama’s Cuba Disaster

    12/18/2014 5:16:57 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 35 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 18, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    President Obama declared yesterday the United States would begin a new chapter with Cuba. Obama already began negotiating with Cuba regarding a prisoner swap among with other issues. For years Obama has told Congress he would keep them in the loop regarding Cuba. Predictably Congress had no idea the Obama administration was negotiating with the Communist dictatorship. Yesterday’s announcement came as a surprise to everyone. As with every other negotiation with a hostile foreign power, Obama got completely taken by the Cuban Communists. Obama negotiates from a position of American weakness because he doesn’t believe in American strength. Obama’s flirtations...
  • North Korea Attacks America’s Moral Cowardice

    12/18/2014 3:59:01 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/18/2014 | Steve Berman
    A rogue nation targeted a multinational corporation and won.  North Korea has almost certainly ordered the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, stealing and publicly dumping enough data to make a dent in the company’s stock price. North Korea cannot challenge the United States militarily, despite what movies have portrayed.  Regardless of their saber-rattling, and America’s reduced presence on the Korean peninsula, a real attack of any substance against our ally South Korea (or Japan for that matter) would bring a suicidal level of retribution on the North, and they know it.  But they’ve found a vein where they can draw...
  • Obama's Bumbling, Stumbling America Loses its First Cyber War to a Hotel Room Full of Nork Kids

    12/18/2014 3:33:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As Newt Gingrich noted yesterday, the surrender by Sony Pictures to a shadowy group of North Korean hackers has set a chilling precedent... just wait 'til they grab hold of one of our nuclear plants(like the Israelis already did  to Iran)... BIG defeat for the US and Japan here, and a terrifying incident, to be sure (that's why they call it 'terrorism')- so now this little tinpot-nothing-of-a-country has substantial unchecked power/influence right inside the United States of America? Can you imagine Ronald Reagan/Cap Weinberger letting this go down without KJU being made to seriously regret it? Of course, Obama...
  • Discovery of official clay seals support existence of biblical kings David and Solomon...

    12/17/2014 10:07:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Science Daily ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mississippi State University
    Six official clay seals found by an archaeological team at a small site in Israel offer evidence that supports the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon. Many modern scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythological figures and believe no kingdom could have existed in the region at the time the Bible recounted their activities. The new finds provide evidence that some type of government activity was conducted there in that period.A Mississippi State University team found this bulla, or ancient clay seal, on a dig site in southern Israel last summer. It offers evidence of government activity in the...
  • Texas theater to show “Team America” in place of canceled “Interview”

    12/17/2014 8:19:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Sometimes, you just need Texas. As the rest of the entertainment industry was being brought to its knees by the threat of more hacking and terrorism, a theater in Texas decided to both capitalize on this story and stand up for freedom of speech. The only bummer is they’re holding a free screening, as I’d hoped they’d rake in a bunch of cash for filling a gap in the market, which would be as appropriately American as the statement they’re making about our values. They should be rewarded, and they will be, at least with brand recognition and good will:...
  • 10 Harmful Ways Gov’t Will Use Your Data

    12/17/2014 8:08:41 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    HIPAA is why there's a new plan to share your data. A 28-page federal document proposes to share your medical records with 37 federal agencies. (See graphic of the week below). The deadline for public comments on this sweeping intrusion is Friday, February 6, 2015. Go here to tell them what you think. Without privacy, you have no control. He who holds the data makes the rules. The Obama administration is gathering your data to seize control of your doctor. The 2009 mandate for every doctor to have electronic health records (EHRs) was considered foundational to imposing Obamacare. Even though...
  • Who will Obama be courting next?

    12/17/2014 7:26:11 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 28 replies
    12-18-2014 | WesternCulture
    I'm European (Swedish) and won't interfer with whom you Americans elect for president, but I can tell you Obama doesn't enjoy the same degree of appreciation over here he did during the months that followed his famous act of Builder Bob-plagiarism. Okay, that was perhaps trifle disrespectful as he is your elected president, but I mean no harm. Just like the Swedish Chef never has offended anyone in my country I sincerely hope foreigners are allowed to make fun of Obama. At least on a site like this. Anyhow, recently, Obama has been expressing warm feelings towards Castro's idyllic little...
  • Bill Maher is ‘all for’ Jeb Bush in 2016 because ‘he’s not Ted Cruz’

    12/17/2014 7:21:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | December 17, 2014 | Ashley Dobson
    Liberal comedian Bill Maher is “all for” a Jeb Bush run at the White House for one simple reason — He’s not Ted Cruz. Maher published a blog post Tuesday after Bush’s “actively explore” presidential announcement declaring this sentiment. “Jeb Bush is openly talking about a presidential run, and I, for one, am all for it. Because he’s not Ted Cruz,” Maher wrote. “If we had to have a Republican president, I’d prefer that it be someone who eats with a fork and a knife. As for the prospect of another Clinton-Bush race, and the rise of dynastic politics in...
  • MICHELLE OBAMA ONCE GOT ASKED FOR HELP AT TARGET, THINKS IT WAS PROBABLY RACIST

    12/17/2014 6:44:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 112 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 17, 2013 | Emily Zanotti
    MICHELLE OBAMA ONCE GOT ASKED FOR HELP AT TARGET, THINKS IT WAS PROBABLY RACIST By Emily Zanotti 12.17.14 Look. I honestly believe that yes, there are lingering vestiges of racism in our society. You don't exorcise something that pervasive in modern culture in less than a century. Occasionally - not regularly, but occasionally - we've all been known to make varying assumptions about other people based on existing stereotypes. I have no doubt that, in their lifetimes, the Obamas have experienced lots of instances of discrimination based on skin color, and I think that's a tragedy. However, I do not...
  • A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

    12/17/2014 6:41:39 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 43 replies
    Warrior Lodge ^ | December 15, 2014 | Edited by Wes O'Donnell
    What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 4 years. This was copied and translated from an editorial French newspaper. A NOS FRERES D’ARMES AMERICAINS "We have shared our daily life with two US units for quite a while - they are the first and fourth companies of a prestigious infantry battalion whose name I will withhold for the sake of military secrecy. To the common man it is a unit just like any other. But we live with them and got to know them, and...
  • PBS Gun Poll Gets Pummeled

    12/17/2014 6:36:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Internet polls measure the ratio of people who have enough interest to participate in the given poll.  PBS.org has put up an Internet poll with the responses noted above.   You can see that the poll is getting hammered by second amendment supporters.   The message, loud and clear, is that of people who are interested enough to answer the poll, second amendment supporters outnumber disarmists by  24 to 1.   This is one of largest differentials that I have seen in second amendment related Internet polls.  A couple of weeks ago, we had one in Florida that was 15 to 1. ...
  • Shep Smith wonders: Is America about to “ruin” Cuba?

    12/17/2014 6:25:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I first heard of this when John Podhoretz tweeted about it and I thought, “Nope, John’s exaggerating. I wonder what Shep really said.” Then a bunch of other people tweeted that Podhoretz was right, so I thought, “Okay, but obviously a joke.” Then I watched the clip. Actual quote about an honest to goodness police state, no apparent irony intended: “The last thing they need is a Taco Bell and a Lowe’s.” Two ways to read that, I guess. One is that he’s objecting to having the wrong priorities, not to American businesses invading the island. Cubans need basic necessities,...
  • The 8 days of Hanukkah my true love sent to me

    12/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/15/14 | Larry Levine
    On the first day of Chanukah My true love sent to me. Some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the second day of Chanukah My true love sent to me. 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the third day of Hanukkah My true love sent to me. 3 crispy latkes 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the fourth day of Hanukkah My true love sent to me. 4 sufganiyot 3 crispy latkes 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee...
  • U Michigan Department Chair: We Should ‘Hate Republicans’ [Soviet Indoctrination Continues!]

    12/17/2014 5:21:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | December 17, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    DECEMBER 17, 2014 U Michigan Department Chair: We Should ‘Hate Republicans’ A professor explains that studies show the GOP is bad. By Katherine Timpf A University of Michigan department chairwoman has published an article titled, “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans,” which will probably make all of her conservative students feel really comfortable and totally certain that they’re being graded fairly. “I hate Republicans,” communications department chairwoman and professor Susan J. Douglas boldly declares in the opening of the piece. “I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell...
  • "US Voters Are Stupid", That's How Obamacare Was Passed

    12/17/2014 4:26:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Jonathan Gruber is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) health economist who was one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) in America, modelled on the UK's NHS. Not once, but twice he has been caught on tape saying that the "stupidity of the American voter" made a certain amount of duplicity necessary to the passage of Obamacare. The first time was during the panel sessions at the 2013 Annual Health Economics Conference, the video of which you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. (The relevant remarks are at 20:25.)...
  • Support Restore Nineveh Now - Nineveh Plains Militia

    12/17/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by Shery
    restoreninevehnow.org ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Jannah Hancock
    Anyone interested in either going as a voluntary soldier, or who is interested in garnering support for the ASsyrian and Iraqi Christian men who have volunteered for the new militia/military group forming to defend the Christians and other persecuted minority groups such as Yezidis) in Iraq against ISIS. This can mean financial support by individuals, church or social organisations who want to raise financial support on a one-time basis or on-going, or for people who want and/or can help gain support with through government in the U.S. or other countries. If anyone is interested in this issue and helping in...
  • Obama’s policy toward tyrants is easily explained in 6 words…

    12/17/2014 2:39:44 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Readers respond: Is polygamy really bad?

    12/17/2014 2:21:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Lagos Vanguard ^ | December 8, 2014 | Yetunde Arebi
    A couple of months ago, the story of a couple at the brink of separation was published on this column and I asked readers the question above. Bisola and Akinola, blessed with three children, had been married for 17 years, living with each otherÂ’s excesses as most couples do. Then one day, Bisola stumbled on three travel documents, all bearing AkinolaÂ’s names. They belonged to a strange woman, a child and Akinola. A confrontation resulted in a heated argument between them and Akinola walked out of their home. His wife was free to take whatever decision she thought best for...
  • This Professor’s 1 Word Response to a Liberal Student Wanting to Delay Exams ...Read more:

    After schools such as Columbia University and Harvard started to grant students extensions on their exams due to the protests of the recent Grand Jury decisions in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, left-wing students from across the country feel they should be entitled to the same special treatment. So, at Oberlin College, which is perhaps the most liberal college in America, a student asked for exams to be delayed with a hilariously self-important email to her professor: Read more: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/professors-1-word-response-liberal-student-wanting-delay-exams-priceless-look/#ixzz3MCC60BRG
  • Detroit Victory Dance Premature

    12/17/2014 12:49:40 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/16/2014 | James Hohman
    Gov. Rick Snyder is touting his handling of the Detroit bankruptcy to media outlets around the country. While the bankruptcy went smoothly compared to other municipal proceedings, there is a difference between emerging from bankruptcy and fixing the city government’s problems. Whether Detroit will be successful remains to be seen. The city emerges from bankruptcy having reduced its debt burdens, including large cuts to its retiree health insurance and to its pension benefits. City debts had been looming to take two-thirds of city operating revenue. While easing these burdens was necessary, there is a lot more that needs to be...
  • 'Let's Make a Deal' Time on Road Funding?

    12/17/2014 11:12:28 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jack Spencer
    As the end of the legislative year draws near, motorists still wonder: What sort of changes will the Legislature and governor make in the way the state funds its roads and highways? Political observers in Michigan expect some sort of compromise among competing plans passed by the House and Senate, but the specifics are still lacking. According to projections from the state and University of Michigan economists, under the House-passed road plan – which devotes $1 billion more to roads with no tax hike – school funding will increase from $11.5 billion in 2014 to $14.0 billion in 2023. With...
  • This Is What a Currency Collapse Looks Like

    12/17/2014 11:11:24 AM PST · by Kartographer · 67 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/17/14 | Mac Slavo
    Full Title:This Is What a Currency Collapse Looks Like: Shopping Frenzy: “We Have A Lot Of Rubles Losing Value Every Second” “I don’t need this car,” he said with a shrug. He already owns two Porsches and a Land Rover. But, he figured the prices will soon go up and the ruble will probably go down. “We are headed for a crisis,” he said. … Electronics stores were packed late into the evening as shoppers scooped up iPhones and iPads at prices over $100 lower than what they cost in the United States. Apple’s Russian website halted online sales “due...
  • 15 Reasons I Love Web Links at The Bottom of The Page

    12/17/2014 10:42:31 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/17/14 | Steve Berman
    You know those ubiquitous web links at the bottom of the page on sites like Fox News or CNN?  They’re usually titled “from around the web” or “more promoted stories”.  They have catchy titles like “The 10 Best Resorts in South America” or “14 Things Surprising Things Your Cat is Telling You”.  Everybody says they hate them, but we do click on them. I admit, I’ve clicked on them. You end up on a site filled with weirdly useless but addictive content, or you are directed there by a company called Outbrain.  I always thought this kind of thing was...
  • The Obama’s Petty Complaints Of Racism

    12/17/2014 10:39:33 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 45 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 17, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    The President and Mrs. Obama took to People Magazine to whine about alleged racist slights they’ve received over the years. The President complains that he used to have trouble hailing a cab and was mistaken for a valet. The First Lady whines that at Target someone asked for help getting something off a shelf. The Obama’s apparently believe this constitutes racism, likely of the mythical white privilege variety. In reality none of these events constitute racism, they only constitute common mistakes people make. In the cast of the lady at Target, she made the mistake of asking someone as arrogant...
  • Latinos View GOP More Favorably than Democratic Party in New Poll

    12/17/2014 10:34:33 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 14 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | December 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a new Washington Post poll released today, American Latinos have a more favorable view of the GOP, besting the Democratic Party among the nations fastest growing demographic group. In a survey conducted between December 11-14, 52 percent of Hispanic Americans view the Republican Party favorably, while 37 percent have an unfavorable view of the Party of Lincoln. In contrast, 40 percent of Latinos have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party, while 48 percent rate them favorable. The poll suggests that large numbers of Americans, of all demographic groups, are moving toward the right, as the GOP holds a...
  • The Stupid Continues to Burn

    12/17/2014 10:33:29 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-17-14 | Wordsmith
    Un frickin’ believable! Copies of ‘torture’ report hand delivered to terror suspects, blocked from CIA officials: Full disclosure took a back seat to the CIA’s green movement last week when agency big shots blocked officials from printing out hard copies of the Senate Democratic report on terrorist interrogations, fearing it was “killing too many trees.” Meanwhile, paper copies of the report from Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein were hand-delivered to terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay — though not the rebuttals from the CIA or Republicans on her committee. Oh, the Hillarity: NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s...
  • Meet the guy who is bringing Cuba together with Obama’s America…

    12/17/2014 10:29:36 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    There’s always that super-powerful person who prefers to stay out of the spotlight…(and I don’t mean Valerie Jarrett, even though the resemblance may be striking ;-P)
  • Man defends himself on his own property, is arrested for Murder

    12/17/2014 10:24:56 AM PST · by Manly Warrior · 35 replies
    Hey Freepers; A North Georgia family man who defended himself and his family with lethal force against two younger men on his own property has been charged with 1st degree murder. Bo hosted a birthday party at his home and a parent and another man later confronted him on his own property about some as yet unknown issue. A call was placed from Bo's residence to 911, a fight ensued, one man was shot and killed (Brandon Weaver). The Sheriff did not arrest Bo until some 12 days later. Bo is being held w/o bond on a 1st degree premeditated...
  • Congressman Demands Investigation of FDIC “Choke Point” Policy [satire]

    12/17/2014 9:38:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo) is demanding an investigation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s “Operation Choke Point” practices. Under these practices, the FDIC pressured banks to freeze or close accounts of businesses that the US Department of Justice designated as “anti-social enterprises.” Among the businesses targeted by DOJ are firearms sellers, coin dealers, and pharmaceutical sales. Martin Gruenberg, chairman of the FDIC, admitted that “while these businesses are not illegal, per se, the president has made it very clear that they are outside the boundary of the type of businesses he thinks we ought to have in our society. There...
  • The Real War on Women

    12/17/2014 9:16:55 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/17/2014 | R Chastain
    Girls Just Wanna Have Guns zeros in like a bullet on the truth about guns... the young lady behind this video means business. And she’s seeking funding to make a 90-minute motion picture “intended for all audiences that will serve as a wake-up call to all Americans.”Watch the video here.
  • Medical Conspiracy Theory

    12/17/2014 9:11:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/17/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Following the assassination of JFK in November, 1963, the word “conspiracy” would enter common parlance. Defined as “A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful” [Oxford Dictionaries], the term leaves plenty of room for interpretation. At the very least, who decides what is “unlawful” or “harmful”? How can we be sure that the entity determining this is not itself a conspiracy? As the kids might say, “How meta can you get?” In the health field, most alleged conspiracies involve either a major life-threatening illness that supports lucrative therapies, or a chronic condition in which conventional allopathic...
  • Projections Show Schools Get More Even With Road Funding Shift

    12/17/2014 9:03:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/16/2014 | Jack Spencer
    State funding for public schools is projected to increase by $2.5 billion over the next eight years, even if a House GOP plan is adopted that would shift some sales tax revenue from schools to roads, according to a Mackinac Center for Public Policy analysis. James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy for the Mackinac Center, projects that under the House-passed road plan, school funding will still increase from $11.5 billion in 2014 to $14.0 billion in 2023. Without the House plan, the School Aid Fund would increase to $14.9 billion by 2023. The projections are based on an estimate...
  • Protest Planned in Yuma Arizona for 3 January

    12/17/2014 8:06:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Marktwain, cb-1 | 17 December, 2014 | Marktwain
    I and cb-1 are working on a protest against Obama's lawless actions on 3 January, 2015. It will be held at the fairgrounds in Yuma. There will also be a gun show that day, starting at 0900. Any freepers in the area who are interested, please contact one of us.
  • My Advice to Aaron Sorkin: “Take the Cannoli”

    12/17/2014 7:29:54 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-17-2014 | MOTUS
    Aaron Sorkin is disillusioned; he’s left to wonder if there is any "such thing as privacy anymore."Sorkin, famous Hollywood screenwriter who wrote The Social Network, Moneyball, and The West Wing, also wrote a New York Times editorial, sharing his views on the Sony hack of Hollywood emails: If you close your eyes you can imagine the hackers sitting in a room, combing through the documents to find the ones that will draw the most blood. And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same thing. As demented and criminal as it is, at least the hackers are...
  • The Guardian Author: All Men Should be Murdered

    12/17/2014 6:51:47 AM PST · by rightistight · 85 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/17/14 | Aurelius
    In an article published by the Guardian, Jess Zimmerman suggested that all men should be murdered. In the same article, she stated that prejudice against men is a good thing. The article, called “No, we don’t literally want to ban men. But 2014 was the year women got even,” begins with a sarcastic opening paragraph mocking males. It quickly descends further into madness. In the second paragraph, Zimmerman states that “misandry (the hatred of men) had a big year, too, but it looked a little different. For us, it was a tool to help create a less oppressive future.” Zimmerman...
  • Hump-Day/Holiday Humor

    12/17/2014 6:38:57 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
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  • Prayer Request

    12/17/2014 6:15:55 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 59 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my pet Buster. He's having surgery this morning to remove a well-contained tumor in a lymph node. It should go well, but I ask for prayers for him and the medical staff working with him this morning. He's in good shape to recover and we're asking for everything to go smoothly and for a good recovery. Thanks,