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  • You want hypotheticals? Here’s one. (Krauthammer Opines)

    05/21/2015 8:53:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 2, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall. It gets worse. The Gulf states’ top leaders, betrayed and bitter, ostentatiously boycott President Obama’s failed Camp David summit. “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,” laments Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief.Note: “were,”...
  • Guy who shot at George Zimmerman recently in mental institution

    05/20/2015 11:05:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A little over a week ago George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. You probably recall the story since it was all over the web. And as with the link I just provided, that’s how it was described in headlines across the spectrum. George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. And why would anyone be surprised? You know what a bad guy he is, right? He was probably just trying to gun down some other helpless citizen. But as it turns out, the story is a bit more complicated than the initial headlines indicated. Local police and one judge have...
  • Pro-choice author: Unintended pregnancy is bad but not Abortion

    05/19/2015 8:11:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 16, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Did you read that title? Now you know the crux of this battle. To abortion advocates the “problem” has always been the baby! Thus- the reason why Everyday Feminist blogger, Laura Kacere wrote: Abortion Isn’t a Bad Thing So we shouldn’t be talking about it like it is. It’s not just the phrase that’s the problem, but the sentiment behind it. Beneath the desire to keep abortion rare, people say, is a desire to reduce unintended pregnancies, which is completely legitimate. Unintended pregnancies are hard, can put undue stress on everyone involved, and can be reduced in pretty simple ways,...
  • Browser speeds Help

    05/19/2015 11:32:36 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 25 replies
    self | May 19 | self
    My Firefox is running very very slow compared to Explorer running FreeRepublic. Any ideas?
  • Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson

    05/19/2015 5:53:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 18, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson VIDEO B. Christopher Agee May 18, 2015 at 2:32pm In a recent installment of Zonation, host Alfonzo Rachel reacted to Michelle Obama’s recent commencement address at Tuskegee University. As Western Journalism reported, the first lady used the forum to spread a message of victimhood among black graduates. “I’m disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didn’t get up and walk out on Michelle Obama’s speech,” Rachel said. “It’s like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didn’t learn anything worth a hard donut.”
  • Unfortunate Drudge Headline

    05/19/2015 5:45:00 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 24 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 19,2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Drudge Headline Gives one pause. STUDY: Smoking marijuana causes early puberty, stunts growth... Boys 'four inches shorter'... That's a lot to give up for a bud or blunt. Good headline for dads to show their teen age boys. From the Telegraph: "Boys who smoke cannabis 'are four inches shorter'"
  • A Good Lesson in How Not to Go About An Interview

    05/18/2015 11:34:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Moore County Pilot ^ | May 16, 2015 | Dusty Rhoades
    By now, I assume most of you have figured out that I’m not a huge fan of Sen. Ted Cruz. I’m even less of a fan, however, of what passes for journalism in this country these days, by which I mean the shallow, image-driven, trivia-obsessed folderol that seeks to find the “gotchas” in the most ridiculous things. Did Obama ordering orange juice on the campaign trail mean he’s not a “regular guy” who can relate to the kind of simpletons these overpaid celebrity journalists assume we are? Did Hillary Clinton not tipping in a diner mean she’s insensitive to working...
  • On the Taxonomy of Spaceships

    05/18/2015 10:38:36 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 11 replies
    Critical Sh 1 t blog ^ | May 15, 2015 | Hageshii01
    Yup, spaceships again. Between Star Citizen, the new Halo, the new Star Wars, a couple of key mods for Sins of a Solar Empire that I keep up with and have done some voice work on, and Destiny, my mind has been buzzing with them. I’m a huge nerd who thinks of things in my free time like “if I were a shinigami what kind of Zanpakutō would I have?” and “I wonder if I’d rather be a ranger or a mage” and “ff I were a Jedi in the New Jedi Order, what kind of ship would I have?”...
  • The Death Of B.B. King Means We Should Totally Remember Our Original Sin Or Something

    05/18/2015 8:21:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | May 16, 2015
    In case you missed it, B.B. King, one of the best of the original Blues players ever, passed on. Of course, when we walk down the road into the fever swamps of Leftism, in this case, the always unhinged and insane Salon, we get B.B. King and our blatant racial revisionism: The South still denies the roots of “America’s music” Southern states celebrating “America’s music” should remember the direct line between our original sin & the blues We all have to go sometime. And hopefully, B. B. King was able to reflect in his twilight years that he had lived...
  • PIDGE'S RULES

    05/18/2015 6:04:53 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 7 replies
    Spillers of Soup ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015 | SPIELEN NICHT … NUR TÖTEN
    I'm not sure where I got this, probably one of the firearms forums.PIDGE’S RULES Lt. T.C.“Pidge” Robinson, Texas Ranger 15) Forget about knives, bats and fists. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need. 14) Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap - life is expensive. If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend. A new wall is cheap - funerals are expensive. 13) If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough or...
  • King of the Blues, R.I.P.

    05/16/2015 3:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 15, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    America has lost a national treasure: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. Mr. King married country blues to big-city rhythms and created a sound instantly recognizable to millions: a stinging guitar with a shimmering vibrato, notes that coiled and leapt like an animal, and a voice that groaned and bent with the weight of lust, longing and lost love. “I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions,” Mr. King said...
  • I Am Woman Hear Me Whore

    05/16/2015 1:45:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2015 | Mallory Millett
    May 16, 2015 I Am Woman Hear Me Whore By Mallory Millett One of our current morons masquerading as a sage last week said of Bruce Jenner, "If he says he's a woman, then she's a woman." So, if I say I'm a cantaloupe, then I'm a cantaloupe? One of my favorite quotations is: "Insanity is the pursuit of delusion at all costs while sanity is the pursuit of reality at all costs." If we take a deep look at the world around us we will see the truth of this statement. For instance, let's take Bruce Jenner and his...
  • I flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol Lawn to save our democracy

    05/15/2015 9:23:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 15, 2015 | Doug Hughes
    When I return to Washington for my arraignment in federal court this week, it will be by car, not gyrocopter. My flying days are over, perhaps forever. Accepting responsibility for my actions means I accept their consequences, which I always took seriously. As my freedom rests in the court’s hands, my hope is that Americans will understand why I took the risk to deliver them a message: We the people must pay attention to democracy. Everyone is entitled to an opinion about my flight over the Mall last month, but I did not commit this peaceful protest thoughtlessly. The most...
  • Repopulating Detroit—With Syrians!

    05/15/2015 7:39:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | May 15, 2015 | MARK KRIKORIAN
    Repopulating Detroit—With Syrians! MARK KRIKORIAN May 15, 2015 Jeb Bush called for admitting more immigrants to “repopulate” Detroit: It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples’ hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again. Now it would look different, it wouldn’t be Polish…But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic. And that’s what immigration does and to be fearful of this, it just seems bizarre to me. This wasn’t a one-time thing....
  • Obama Has Less Than $1,001 in Savings Account

    05/15/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama has reported less than $1,001 in his savings account. The disclosure comes as part of the president's annual Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report. The only savings account listed by the president is a "JP Morgan Chase Private Client Asset Mgmt Savings Account," according to the disclosure reports. See here:
  • Whom would you pick to moderate the Republican debates?

    05/15/2015 6:08:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 15, 2015 | Newsmachete
    The surprising thing isn't that George Stephanopoulos donated to Hillary's charity/slush fund and didn't tell anyone about it. The really surprising thing is that Republicans continue to pick debate moderators who are clearly liberals. Regardless of whom George did or did not donate to, we know what side he's on. My radical suggestion is to pick debate moderators who are either conservatives or clearly impartial, who won't ask gotcha questions akin to "Why do Republicans hate the poor?" Here is my list of suggested moderators:1) Mark Levin. He's very tough on his radio show, but when he interviews people he's...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • By Accepting Apology, Ted Cruz Sets Classy Example

    05/12/2015 12:50:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    After his controversial interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin (which ThinkProgress dubbed “the most racist interview of a 2016 candidate“), Sen. Ted Cruz responded to Halperin’s apology with magnanimity: “Mark Halperin is a serious and fair-minded journalist,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook page. “Today he kindly issued an apology for some silly questions he asked me in an interview. The apology was unnecessary — no offense was taken, nor, I believe, intended — but is certainly appreciated.” This is both smart politics (what’s the saying about picking fights with people who buy paper by the ton and ink by the barrel?)...
  • After Threats, Subway Worker Says Comments on Slain Cops Taken the 'Wrong Way' (Hattiesburg, MS)

    05/11/2015 5:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Subway sandwich shop worker whose social media posts about Saturday's killing of two police officers in Mississippi sparked outrage online said her comments were misconstrued — and now she's being threatened. "They took the status the wrong way," Sierra McCurdy of Laurel, Mississippi, told NBC News Monday. McCurdy wrote the Facebook post following news of the fatal shooting of two officers, Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg. "2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight…GOT EM," read the post, which also included a crying-laughing emoticon and a gun emoji. "They took...
  • Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Top Caffeinated Thoughts Reader Straw Poll (Cruz leads in Iowa)

    05/11/2015 1:16:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | May 11, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Caffeinated Thoughts completed a non-scientific poll of our readership from May 1-8, 2015. U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leads overall being first choice for just shy of 37% of those polled. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) leads among Iowan readers with almost 29% saying he is their first choice. Our overall results (1st Choice): 1. U.S. Senator Rand Paul – 36.8% 2. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz – 19.6% 3. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum – 11.2% 4. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry – 8.0% 5. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal – 5.2% 6. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio – 4.0% 7. Former...
  • No Due Respect: The real problem with Bloomberg's Halperin-Heilemann show

    05/11/2015 12:35:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bloomberg Television's "With All Due Respect," hosted by Game Change co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is probably the object of more ridicule from Beltway and Manhattan insiders than any other news show on television. That's not an opinion, it's a fact. The vast majority of the Gang of 500, a term coined by Halperin many moons ago, thinks the show is really bad. Which is a problem, because the Gang of 500 is Halperin and Heilemann's target audience. The rest of America doesn't watch the show. Although Ruben Navarette, a San Diego-based columnist, did happen upon Halperin's interview with...
  • Mark Halperin Apologizes for Cringeworthy Ted Cruz Interview

    05/11/2015 11:38:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Pobody's Nerfect. On Monday afternoon, Bloomberg Politics editor and MSNBC senior burrito correspondent Mark Halperin apologized for an interview two weeks ago in which he ham-handedly quizzed Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his Cuban heritage. In the interview Halperin questioned Cruz on his Hispanic appeal, even his consumption of Cuban dishes, and offered to let Cruz welcome Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders to the race en Espańol. The interview flew under the radar until it was torn to shreds by San Jose Mercury-News columnist Ruben Navarrette this weekend. “As a Hispanic, I felt like I was watching...
  • 10 More Questions Mark Halperin Might Ask 2016 Presidential Contenders

    05/10/2015 9:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin may not be the world’s best interviewer — but he might be the world’s most condescending. In a week-old interview that has only recently garnered buzz thanks to a column in the San Jose Mercury News, Halperin essentially demands Texas Sen. Ted Cruz prove he is connected to his Hispanic heritage. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During the interview, Halperin says he wants to ask a series of questions to determine whether Cruz has “an affinity for or a connection to” his “Cuban past.” He asks Cruz if he has a favorite Cuban food. When the senator starts to answer that...
  • MassResistance hammers Education Committee at public hearing on “student survey” bill

    05/10/2015 8:05:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 05102015 | n/a
    Legislators in the Massachusetts State House were stunned and shocked when confronted by parents from MassResistance at a public hearing on May 6 of the Joint Education Committee. Parents came to demand passage of Bill H382 – to protect school children from obscene, sexually graphic, psychologically intrusive surveys conducted by the public schools without parents’ knowledge. These surveys also ask youth to reveal their criminal activity, personal family matters, and other intimate issues Our bill was filed in the Massachusetts Legislature in January by MassResistance with an equal number of Democrat and Republican co-sponsors. The issue has become so incendiary...
  • “Wouldn’t it be fun to watch all these guys lose to Bush?”: “SNL” hosts own GOP leadership conf.

    05/10/2015 2:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jenny Kutner
    Cecily Strong introduced each of the GOP presidential "hopefuls" with a series of all-too-accurate puns.The Southern Republican Leadership Conference looks way more fun when it happens on “Saturday Night Live.”“SNL” mocked the event in its cold open this week, playing up the gathering of GOP presidential hopefuls as “the hottest event of the year,” complete with dance numbers and a very punny DJ (Cecily Strong). Strong introduced each of the “candidates” with zingers that ranged from a little painful (did Mike Huckabee really turn Arkansas “from a red state to a shred state”?) to, well, funny — and rather accurate....
  • First Lady: 'Sting' of Racism 'Didn't Hold Me Back'

    05/10/2015 11:43:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 9, 2015 | Erin Dooley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a passionate address at historically black Tuskegee University Saturday, Michelle Obama said she refused to let the "sting" of racial bias define her. "Over the years, folks have used plenty of interesting words to describe me. One said I exhibited a little bit of 'uppityism,'" the first lady said. "Cable news charmingly referred to me as 'Obama's baby mamma.' "All of the chatter, the name-calling, the doubting, all of it was just noise," she said. "It did not define me, it didn't change who I was, and most importantly, it couldn't hold me back." Conjuring up the incidents in...
  • Scholar: Under New AP Standards, ‘American History Will Not Be About America’ [VIDEO]

    05/09/2015 10:12:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, sees America being fundamentally transformed by a host of pernicious Obama policies, including education initiatives which are nationalizing school curriculum without a single vote. This month, America’s best and brightest high school students will take a controversial new advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) test crafted by many of the same ideologues — including David Coleman — who birthed the unpopular Common Core standards for math and English. Scholarly critics of the APUSH framework, like Kurtz, are waking up to the dangers of the 70 or more pages of...
  • Another possible Hillary Logo Source

    05/09/2015 8:40:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 13 replies
    MeshugeMikey | May 9, 2015 | self
    The Product this logo represented...an Electtic "hybrid bike is no longer made...but the LOGO remains
  • Hispanic barbecue owners to host ‘White Appreciation Day’ at Colorado eatery

    05/08/2015 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DENVER — Black History Month is February. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. And at one Colorado barbecue joint, June 11 is White Appreciation Day. Two Hispanic restaurant owners, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jiminez, who recently bought Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado, have decided to offer a 10 percent discount that day to white customers. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Mr. Antillon told 9News in Denver. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans.” It...
  • Int'l reparations conference ends on high note

    05/06/2015 5:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | April 15, 2015
    (From left) Reverend Jesse Jackson, US actor Danny Glover, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, were among the speakers at the event.NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — An international conference on reparations has ended here with a call for Caribbean governments to proceed urgently with the recommendation that the slave-owning and slave-trading European nations be invited to attend an inter-governmental reparatory justice summit in 2015. In addition, delegates also agreed to organise two global reparations summits, the first in 2016 to be held in the Caribbean and another in 2017 in Europe. Don Rojas, the...
  • Clinton, Cruz Campaign Launches Reign -- On Facebook

    05/06/2015 12:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 6, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    It's Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz leaving everyone else in the dust - on Facebook, that is. According to data provided by the social media giant, Clinton and Cruz registered the most Facebook "interactions" -- meaning likes, comments, posts and shares -- in the 24 hours surrounding the launch of their presidential campaigns. Clinton, who used Facebook to showcase the video announcing her White House bid, won a whopping 10.1 million interactions from 4.7 million unique users in the period around her official announcement. Cruz, the first presidential candidate to make his run official, registered 5.5 million interactions when he...
  • Hillary: Growing Up in Chicago Area, It Was ‘Farms Fields As Far as the Eye Could See’

    05/06/2015 4:10:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 64 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5-5-2015 | Pam Key
    (snip) “On a personal basis, the first time I ever met anyone in our country working was when I was about 12 years old, as I recall,” she said. “Through my church, I was recruited, along with some other girls in Sunday school, to serve as babysitters on Saturday for the small children so the older children could join their parents in the fields. Because believe it or not, when I was growing up in the Chicago area, it was farm fields as far as the eye could see. The migrants, immigrant laborers would come up, up through the Midwest,...
  • Fox News Panel Skeptical Of Huckabee: ‘He Has No Chance’ [VIDEO]

    05/05/2015 8:55:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    The All-Star Panel on Fox News’ “Special Report” Tuesday was extremely skeptical of former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s chances of winning the 2016 Republican presidential primary. One panelist compared him to a segregationist and another said “he has no chance” in the current political environment. “The problem is, he won Iowa once before, he has to win it again, really,” syndicated columnist George Will said. “The only person who’s done that twice in contested caucuses was Bob Dole in ’88 and ’96, and he did it by having the evangelicals, but only the evangelicals. This time around, before he...
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BALTIMORE/FERGUSON NEIGHBORHOODS:

    05/03/2015 7:41:15 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 46 replies
    Me | 5-3-15 | RandallFlagg
    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BALTIMORE/FERGUSON NEIGHBORHOODS: Ya know. I’m convinced that the one thing that would end this Baltimore and Ferguson kind of crap would be to take those people in these areas (those who weren’t criminals and had the maturity and common sense -and I believe a LOT of them do), and get them interested in firearms and the second amendment. I'm NOT talking to the lawbreakers here. I'm talking to their neighbors, friends and families. You people who broke the law made your choices. You had your chance. I have YET to take someone to the shooting...
  • The Rise of Gaming Archaeology

    05/03/2015 3:28:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Geek Snack ^ | April 28, 2015 | Ryan Martinez
    As MMOs Continue to Grow Leaving Old Areas Behind, Gaming Archaeology has Risen Up to Explore and Remember their Past.MMOs such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars have been going strong for years now continually growing their player base and the areas open to them. They’ve become so large that the games have taken on the same traits as real world cultures. As they continue to grow the community moves to new areas, new hub cities, leaving the old ones behind. Just as real world cities are abandoned and forgotten old hub cities in MMOs are quickly forgotten. Yet...
  • Let's end this FReepathon this week!

    05/03/2015 11:42:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 3, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    FRiends, it's time to end this quarter's FReepathon so that we might have more time to talk with one another, discuss the issues, vet the candidates and also do the silly stuff that makes us laugh. If you aren't currently a monthly donor, please consider becoming one. Perhaps dedicate your donation to a loved one, whether still with us or already gone, human or pet. Or dedicate it to the folks who served or have served in our armed forces. Why you donate is up to you. That you donate benefits us all. Thanks for listening.
  • Why Fox News Had The Best Baltimore Coverage (Grab a white pail)

    05/03/2015 6:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ana Marie Cox
    In its coverage of Baltimore, the Fair and Balanced network had its world turned upside down.When there’s a riot going on, what channel do you turn to? Watch MSNBC if you want information packaged in the language and symbols that echo the story you already know to be true. Watch CNN for the bland dilution of information into items of mild interest, always footnoted to the official story. But, if this past week, you wanted to see the clash between the official story of white America and the actual lived experience of black Americans, watch Fox News. In prime time,...
  • 4 Huge Differences Between Abraham Lincoln And Modern Liberals

    05/02/2015 11:30:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carson Holloway
    As America observes the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, we find that this great American’s legacy is as much a source of division as of unity. Lincoln is the first and greatest of America’s Republican presidents. Nevertheless, some voices on the contemporary Left claim that the Republican Party no longer deserves to call itself the party of Lincoln. Lincoln, after all, believed in an expansive exercise of the national power (at least by the standards of his day), while the modern Republican Party says it is more concerned with limiting the reach of the...
  • You Can't Persuade Liberals (Ref. Mark Halperin vs. Ted Cruz)

    05/02/2015 9:38:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | May 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Lincoln, Nebraska. This is Chris. Great to have you, sir. You're up first. Welcome to the EIB Network, hello. CALLER: Hello. How are you? RUSH: Very well, sir. Thank you for calling. CALLER: Long-term listener, first-time caller. Anyway, what I was questioning, or to ask a question to you is, do you think the anti-gun left will come full circle to pro-gun after these Ferguson and Baltimore incidents? I'm not saying those are justifications for -- you know, but the Second Amendment's there to protect against -- RUSH: Why would the left -- CALLER: And our own...
  • How to Not Get Your A-- Kicked by the Police

    04/30/2015 1:12:21 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 11 replies
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | NA | Chris Rock
    Pretty funny. Not to say that police brutality is ok, but there is certainly a lot citizens can do to avoid it.
  • Don't be a thug: My 8 rules for success

    04/30/2015 6:33:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Ted Nugent
    Exclusive: Ted Nugent counters 'our embarrassing president's' social-justice rhetoric Social justice? Level playing field? Equal opportunity? Income inequality? Everyone should play by the same rules? Cue the cheeky cherubs breaking through the pillowy clouds blowing sweet trumpet music in the heavenly skies. Our embarrassing president and all the cult-of-denial goons that chant the above nonsense have clearly lost all sense of reason, logic, common sense and honesty, not to mention a basic grasp of human history. Here’s how it works, Mr. President and all you fundamental-transformation, social-engineering America haters. There is no social justice, and there will never be any...
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Looks Matter

    04/28/2015 7:46:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    investors.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | MONICA SHOWALTER
    At the White House correspondents' star-studded extravaganza this past weekend, Hollywood comedian Cecily Strong piously browbeat reporters for focusing on Hillary Clinton's looks, pushing the premise that they were a bunch of sexists. It was off-key, for plenty of reasons. Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post has an interesting rebuttal about why a candidate's looks sometimes matter. He left out one thing, however, something perhaps a female writer such this one might notice: Quite often, Hillary looks noticeably disheveled while on official business, and during her tenure as secretary of state looked downright dirty and unkempt.
  • My first Series is finished (pure vanity)

    04/27/2015 6:13:11 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 46 replies
    ASB | 04/27/2015 | ASB
    Just a plain and simple vanity. I have finally completed my first science fiction series. The third book of my Bright Horizons series is out and I am both incredibly relieved and a little wistful at the same time. It's been almost three years since I lost my job and decided to put out my first book to try to make ends meet. I have struggled with health issues, had to put the writing on hold to take a seasonal job as I refilled the cash tank, and had the other typical issues of life come up, but I just...
  • What Does Each State Have More Of Than Any Other?

    04/26/2015 2:45:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Estately ^ | Ryan Nickum | March 2, 2015
    Deciding which American state to live in isn’t easy. It’s like entering an all-you-can-eat casino buffet with the limitation of only being able to choose one food item. Before deciding where to live and buy a home it’s important to be informed, which is why Estately has compiled this map and list of what each state has more of per capita than any other. Some are good, some are bad, but all are unique to that specific state.
  • RUBIO-NEXT PRESIDENT-OF CUBA?

    04/26/2015 7:16:25 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 11 replies
    Just think of it. Walker or Cruz wins in 2016. Does Rubio run for Fla. Governor in 2018 in preparation for a WH run 10 years away? He would be unemployed just as the Castro brothers are ready to pass from the scene. A Rubio hovering above the scene would encourage a crash and burn changeover down there and we should hope for a violent turnover a la Mussolini, Ceauchescou, and Allende. Castro is not entitled to the dignity of a natural death. In 10 years the island nation would be ('post')modern.
  • Odyssey of the Mind Team Donations for World Finals

    04/25/2015 2:42:06 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 1 replies
    Go Fund Me ^ | April 25, 2015 | rbw in pa
    The Dingman Delaware Middle School Problem 5 Odyssey of the Mind Team has won 1st place in the Pennsylvania State Competition. The team could use a few bucks to help them with miscellaneous expenses such as Pins and T-Shirts while they travel to World Finals in Michigan this May. A few bucks here and there will make a big difference for these kids. Thanks, Go Fund MeOdyssey of the Mind
  • Joe Biden Is No Joke

    04/24/2015 4:53:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    usnews.com ^ | april 24, 2015 | Mark W. Davis
    With Hillary Clinton's campaign already faltering, Democrats have an obvious candidate to turn to.Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy is beginning to look like an aging bomber hit one time too many by flak. Her campaign is making that ungraceful roll that precedes the fatal, disintegrating tumble. For decades, the Clintons have been the Houdinis of American politics, able to wiggle out of heavy chains to escape one death trap after another, always emerging with taunting smiles. But this time feels different. Yesterday, The New York Times­ ran a long investigative piece detailing how millions in cash went to the Clinton Foundation...
  • VANITY: how can I bet on this primary? Elizabeth Warren 16/1

    04/24/2015 11:44:30 AM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 14 replies
    How can I bet money on this upcoming nomination, Elizabeth Warren is 16/1 that she will be the Dem nominee. (Hitlery 1/6), any way I can get real money on this?
  • HILLARY'S RUNNING... (Will Monica Lewinsky vote for Hillary Clinton?)

    04/21/2015 12:41:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Here’s the thing—the Tea Party, and the GOP horrify me. I might not know all the details about their campaigns, and I might not know what exactly HRC is planning, but one thing is for sure: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Jeb Bush are absolutely bad news. Many feminists including myself are “excited” about the idea of a woman holding office in the White House. But it is a very dull excitement, muffled by the fact that this racist police state will have nothing to offer us, regardless of who is sitting in The Oval Office. Just as Obama’s election...
  • NY Times puzzled over 'disappearance' of 1.5 million black men

    04/21/2015 6:46:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Newsmachete
    Where's Waldo? The New York Times plays this game on a large scale with a disingenuous article talking about the "disappearance" of 1.5 million black men. In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into Ferguson, Mo. — hundreds of thousands more are missing.They are missing, largely because of early deaths or because they are behind bars. Remarkably, black women who are...