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  • Populating a Town with All Our Favorite Conservatives and Their Roles.

    04/10/2017 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 31 replies
    04.10.17 | chickensoup
    Let us build a town. A conservative town, where the best of us can live, thrive, raise our families and enjoy a quality of life that just doesn't happen everywhere. Who will be there? People of courage, commitment and intelligence of course! What organizations will be there? Do we all have a role there? For example: I want to see Thomas Sowell and his family there. Sowell will be retired, involved in lecture series at the local club. Michelle Malkin will be there with her family and she will run her web based businesses, raise her family in peace and...
  • The Interrogator - James E Mitchell Mark Steyn Show

    03/14/2017 5:52:03 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 12 replies
    Mark Steyn Website ^ | 03.14.17 | Mark Steyn
    We've been deluged by requests to post favorite episodes of The Mark Steyn Show here at SteynOnline. So here's a first one - Mark's recent interview with the man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: James E Mitchell. In an extended conversation about his new book Enhanced Interrogation, Dr Mitchell talks about getting to know some of the world's most high-value terrorists
  • Happy Washington's Birthday February 22 Celebrate with Cherry Pie!

    02/22/2017 8:08:52 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 11 replies
    Vanity | 02.22.17 | chicken-of-the-soup
    Today is Washington's Birthday. He is a president that deserves honors and accolades. A man who refused to be king. And helped birth the most amazing political experiment in history. While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to him only in this case they are answerable. GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Benedict Arnold, Sep. 14, 1775 Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors,...
  • Lincoln's Birthday Today February 12

    02/12/2017 5:21:39 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 19 replies
    Norfolk Daily News ^ | February 11,2017 | Dear Mrs Web
    Dear Mrs. Web Personal Advice Column Our family has had this tradition for many years. We have special meals that we serve one food, often in season, usually connected with a holiday or time of year. It is fun and a treat to focus on one food and one food only. January Hot cocoa and popcorn night, usually after a day of sledding. Don’t forget the marshmallows! February Is the best month for this theme: On February 12 there is Lincoln’s Birthday and we serve cake shaped like a log frosted with a special chocolate butter cream frosting. These were...
  • Tech Ping! Cannot Get HD on Fox on Time Warner Guests Coming! Help!

    02/05/2017 8:59:52 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 78 replies
    02.05.17 | chickensoup
    I just checked my television to make sure the game will show well, it is a 70 inch sharp you folks helped me choose a while back. I just discovered that I need some sort of cable digital box in order to watch Fox in digital. I cannot get a cable box, TW is closed. I found this place and it seems as though I can stream it into the TV but I cannot tell whether it is digital. any help would be terrific. Or ideas.
  • Room With a Viewpoint

    01/29/2017 12:56:55 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 01.29.17 | Marvin Olansky
    For the past 2¼ years, whenever my wife and I traveled, we made our house available for short-term rentals through Airbnb. We rented out the house to men and women of many races, religions, national origins, ethnicities, and ages. We made money; Airbnb made money; the city of Austin and the state of Texas made money (15 percent of our gross revenue). Airbnb even designated Susan a Superhost, which she well deserved: She had a five-star (out of five) rating from 37 groups of guests. The New York Times reported last month that “only 7 percent of hosts are Superhosts.”...
  • TECH PING! Back up with WD Passport Ultra Does not Work.

    01/27/2017 6:00:11 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 26 replies
    chickensoup | 01.27.17 | chickensoup
    I want to have two backups. One for the office and one for home. The office backup is a little Toshiba, which does very well. For the home backup I bought a Passport Ultra. I hooked it up to the machine to back up, using its own utilities and after 24 hours it had backed up less than 5%. I talked on the phone with the nice man from India. He made a suggestion. Another 24 hours. 5%. I brought it to Staples techs. They decided that it was probably encrypting everything and that is why it is taking so...
  • Have We Ever Found Out the Name and Location of the Woman on Plane Berating

    01/25/2017 4:40:24 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 69 replies
    chickensoup ^ | 01.25.17 | chickensoup
    Have we found out the name of this leftist who held up a plane and attacked a conservative? People like this need to be called out. No I am not going to be nice about it. Who is she? What airline? Does she work? Is she retired? Who are her peeps? This woman needs a big dose of shaming!
  • Signatures come back to haunt anti-Trumpers...

    01/16/2017 7:00:37 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01.16.17 | David Nakamura
    They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again. But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae. Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.
  • Planned Parenthood (Maine Family Planning) Offers Transgender Services

    01/03/2017 5:32:45 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 13 replies
    Planned Parenthood ^ | 01.03.17 | chickensoup
    Open Door Transgender Health Care ...because it's time. Maine Family Planning staff provides compassionate, confidential health services, regardless of your gender identity or expression. Whatever decisions you make about your health, we listen and provide support without judgment. Transgender Health Services at Maine Family Planning include: •Hormonal transition therapy & monitoring for trans people 18 years old & over •Onsite self-injection lessons & supplies for hormone injections •Referrals to specialty providers & community resources, including mental, behavioral, & medical providers •Annual exams, preventive care, birth control & safer sex supplies, and STD testing & treatment for patients of any gender...
  • Dear Mrs. Web: Difficult Dramatic Women and the Men Who Date Them

    01/03/2017 7:30:55 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 144 replies
    Dear Mrs. Web Personal Advice Column ^ | 01.03.17 | Dear Mrs. Web
    Dear Mrs. Web, I went out to dinner with a few friends recently. Several of the guys who are my friends, were there with their fiancées. One guy has been away in the military for a long time and we were all happy to see him. His girlfriend and he were snippy with each other and over the evening their arguing became more intense. The bulk of the argument seemed to be that he didn’t get the right items when he went shopping earlier. She just kept hammering it. It was uncomfortable for everyone, and we all broke up early....
  • The “Women’s March on Washington,” explained

    12/11/2016 4:27:30 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | 12.11.16 | Emily Crocket
    Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton came as a shock to many — and for many women who opposed Trump in particular, Clinton’s loss was personally devastating. But in the days since the election, desperation and fear have swelled into a plan for action: a “Women’s March on Washington” on January 21, the day after Trump’s inauguration and the first full day of his administration. What started as a viral idea on social media has snowballed into a potentially massive event, with more than 100,000 people already saying on Facebook that they plan to attend. It has the potential to...
  • [Vanity] Kimberly Guilfoyle-Fox News Anchor and Analyst-Press Secretary?

    12/10/2016 8:33:34 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 103 replies
    chickensoup | 12.10.16 | chickensoup
    I ran into some conversation about Kimberly Guilfoyle from Fox News as a possible candidate for press secretary. She seems competent, but could she manage? I am not that familiar with her. Whoever takes the position needs to be a tough but flexible and the argument ran that Ingraham is too soft for the job, Monica Crowley is to rigid, but that Guilfoyle is intelligent, hard nosed but able to flex. Your thoughts?
  • Jeep Fans? I am Thinking of Buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

    12/06/2016 5:18:25 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 203 replies
    chickensoup the movie | 12.06.16 | chickensoup
    Jeep Fans? Freeper Husbands! I am Thinking of Buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I like the vehicle, it is big for me, I am moving from my Golf Diesel. Although I have had Xterras and Mazda MPV (Before they ruined its design) previously. I looked at many new cars and SUV crosses and they all are poorly designed, have lousy visibility and have metal that is so thin it needs to be serviced every few months. I also discovered I need a more butch looking vehicle. All the Suv crossovers look like they were made for Oprah. Teardrop shapes...
  • The Lost Structures of Civility - long read worth it

    12/05/2016 6:25:11 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12.05.16 | Hadley Arkes
    Looking back on a Chicago childhood in the 1940s I was at a pro-life meeting in Detroit in the late 1970s, with a biologist debunking the “population problem.” He pointed out that if everyone in the world moved to Texas, there would be 1,500 square feet for every man, woman, and child. That was the size of the footprint of his house in San Francisco. Texas, with that influx of population, would still be less dense than San Francisco; and San Francisco had many open places for parks and tennis courts. When it was my turn to speak, I remarked...
  • The Marginalization of Trump and Conservatism: A Continuing Alinsky Tactic

    11/30/2016 3:11:17 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 41 replies
    chickensoup | 11.30.16 | chickensoup
    Noticing that the vitriol against conservatives and their leadership has biome entrenched and permissible. Lot of moral preening and leftist activities to continue to make conservatives fearful or embarrassed to support the causes they believe in, not because there is a problem with the ideas and causes, but because conservatives are fearful of physical harm or property damage. This needs to stop and conservatives need to seize the narrative, they way that Trump did throughout the pre-election cycle. For example Barney Frank ( and why is he still above ground with a microphone?) just claimed that Trump thought that Scalia...
  • Christmas Music, Christmas Greetings and Shopping 2016

    11/27/2016 4:31:32 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 36 replies
    chicken brain | 11.27.16 | chickensoup
    I am not much of a shopper. This weekend due to circumstances I did something I rarely ever do, I shopped at several mall stores in several locations. One thing I noticed right away was the change of the music in all the stores I was in. Christian and secular tunes abounded together. Silent Night, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Come Oh Ye Faithful, Whose Child is This all rocked at the mall. The clerks said Merry Christmas. There were Christmas trees and signs saying Merry Christmas. Macy's, Babies are Us, and Wal-Mart were among the stores I shopped. It...
  • Israel on fire: Systematic arson suspected in 'half of fires'(tonight fires in Haifa)

    11/24/2016 3:51:51 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 10 replies
    I24 News ^ | 11.24.16 | I24 news
    My son's great and good friend is at school here in Haifa and has been evacuated. Evidently arson in town and the arsonists burned the fire stations to cause more damage. Animals Israel Fire in Zichron Ya'akov on November 22, 2016 Israel on fire: Systematic arson suspected in 'half of fires' Published: 11/24/2016 - 12:34pm Police say they are not ruling out nationalistic backgrounds in suspected cases of arson. Dry winds have fanned the flames of a wave of wildfires raging in Israel since Wednesday, half of which are suspected to have been caused by systematic arson, according to Public...
  • What Would You Have Done Differently in Life If You Knew What You Know Now?

    11/12/2016 2:42:32 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 211 replies
    11.12.16 | chickensoup
    Wondering if other people have things that they Would have done differently in life if you knew then what you know now?? Marriages? Children? Work? Priorities? Life choices? Love? Schooling? Anything?
  • Turn in TDI Diesel or Wait Until After Election? If Trade, What to Buy?

    10/24/2016 1:53:54 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 87 replies
    chickensoup | 10.24.16 | chickensoup
    I have a 2013 Golf TDI Diesel that I have a strong option to give back to Volkswagen. I have been waiting for the election because I have a feeling that Clinton will continue the leftist policies of crawling up gas prices. However, I have been looking for a car, just in case. My goodness! Everything out there is chock full of electronics that will make them obsolete soon. Everything out there looks like a shiny, overgrown bug. I think I need something a bit more more butch-looking. I look longingly at jeep wranglers, but I am told that they...