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  • How Donald Trump's Campaign Is Helping the Democratic Party [Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points!]

    08/31/2015 11:36:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 31, 2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    How Donald Trump's Campaign Is Helping the Democratic Party Aug. 31, 2015 - 7:25 - Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points 8/31
  • Woman, 80, trampled to death in Venezuelan supermarket stampede

    08/31/2015 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 118 replies
    An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, the opposition and media said on Friday. The melee at the store in Sabaneta, the birthplace of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was the latest such incident in the South American nation where economic hardship and food shortages are creating long queues and scuffles. The opposition Democratic Unity coalition said Maria Aguirre died and another 75 people were injured – including five security officials – in chaotic scenes when National Guard troops sought to control a 5,000-strong crowd with teargas. “Due to...
  • School Reportedly Bans Superhero Lunchboxes Because Superheroes Are Too ‘Violent’ [Wonder Woman]

    08/30/2015 9:00:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | August 30, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    School Reportedly Bans Superhero Lunchboxes Because Superheroes Are Too ‘Violent’ by KATHERINE TIMPF August 28, 2015 There was no actual violence on the offending lunchbox. A little girl named Laura was reportedly sent home from school with a note informing her parents that she could no longer bring her lunchbox to school because it had a picture of Wonder Woman on it and was therefore too violent. Note: There was absolutely no actual violence displayed on the lunchbox — just a picture of Wonder Woman holding the Lasso of Truth. But apparently, even that image is just too graphic to...
  • Tesla’s Model S P85D Just Broke Consumer Reports’ Ratings System, Scoring 103 Out Of 100

    08/30/2015 6:16:56 AM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    TECH CRUNCH ^ | August 29, 2025 | Connir Loizos
    Well, this is something you don’t see every day. According to a new report out of Consumer Reports, the Tesla Model S P85D, all-wheel-drive electric sedan, performed “better in our tests than any other car ever has, earning a perfect road-test score.” Actually, it did better than that, scoring 103 points in a scoring system that, “by definition,” doesn’t go past 100. Among the many reasons it scored so remarkably high, says the outlet: its “brutally quick” acceleration (the car soars from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds); better braking and handling than the standard Model S...
  • Stop Mass Shootings by Giving Liberals Gun Control They Want

    08/29/2015 10:58:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Tad Cronn
    It only took a matter of minutes for liberals across the board to begin demanding more gun control after the Roanoke shootings on live TV on Wednesday. Existing gun control laws didn't stop the mentally disturbed Vester Lee Flanagan from buying a Glock and killing two young journalists whose crime apparently was being white and heterosexual, so the natural liberal reaction is to create more laws to do the same thing. This time it will work! Remember the definition of insanity? In a brotherly effort to help liberals out without trampling on the rights of conservatives or libertarians, I'd like...
  • India Town Council Orders Two Girls Raped As Punishment For Brother's Elopement [Filthy Cultures?]

    08/29/2015 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    America Thinker ^ | August 29, 2015
    August 29, 2015 India Town Council Orders Two Girls Raped As Punishment For Brother's Elopement By Rick Moran India, the largest democratic country in the world, is on the cusp of becoming a modern economic juggernaut. But in many ways, it's still mired in the past, as is demonstrated by this outrageous action taken by a town council. Meenakshi Kuwari, 23, and her 15-year-old sister, have been forced to flee their home after villagers ordered that they should be stripped naked and paraded with their faces blackened before being raped to atone for their brother’s crime. The case is just...
  • LGBT lobby rebutted by pro-family medical experts & ex-gays at Mass. State House public hearing.

    08/28/2015 6:44:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/28/2015 | n/a
    The homosexual movement’s state-by-state crusade to pass laws banning youth with sexual orientation problems from seeking help by therapists, came to a head in the Massachusetts State House at a public hearing on Tuesday, July 28. The well-oiled LGBT lobbying machine was rebutted by pro-family counselors and experts, many of whom who came to Boston from across America, as well as MassResistance activists. At issue is Bill H97, which is a major goal of the LGBT lobby this year. It would make it illegal for licensed therapists to help children deal with traumatic sexual orientation problems, often the result of...
  • Website Crashes for Tiny TV Network in Advance of Its Donald Trump Interview (Sarah Palin)

    08/28/2015 4:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Variety ^ | August 28, 2015 | Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief
    A website for a small cable network that will feature Sarah Palin talking with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush crashed hours before the interviews were set to take place. Little-known One America News Network acknowledged the outage at 3:45 p.m. PT on Friday, citing widespread anticipation in the interviews. “So much interest in the interview of Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz tonight by Sarah Palin at 10 pm EST that you crashed the oann.com website! It will be up shortly – Thank you for the interest in One America News Network,” read the post. Despite...
  • MSWord Help

    08/28/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    8/28/15
    I am using Office 2003. In Word, how do I change the font type and size (the default is Arial, size 10). Thanks, and yes, I know Office 2003 is old... so am I.
  • Trump Praises His Sister, a Pro-Abortion Extremist Judge

    08/27/2015 6:25:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 106 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner ^ | August 27, 2015 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Trump Praises His Sister, a Pro-Abortion Extremist Judge by Ramesh Ponnuru August 27, 2015 Donald Trump told Mark Halperin yesterday that his sister, a federal judge, would be a “phenomenal” Supreme Court justice. He also said that “we will have to rule that out now, at least.” If he ever becomes president, let’s hope he rules it out permanently. Maryanne Trump Barry came up in my book The Party of Death for writing one of those heated judicial decisions in favor of giving constitutional protection to partial-birth abortion. She called a New Jersey law against it a “desperate attempt” to...
  • I hope someone like Cruz or Trump addresses the DEA

    08/27/2015 3:10:42 PM PDT · by MARKUSPRIME · 23 replies
    One of them needs to eliminate or totally reform the DEA and thier over stepping power. I know a close family friend that recently killed themselves(last week), because pharmacies would not fill their pain medications. This person had terminal cancer and was dying, and the damned pharmacies around here would not fill her doctors script. I don’t condone killing oneself(as it isn't christian) but her note the police found said she was in so much pain and couldn't stand it anymore. She was a sweet old lady that I used to mow her lawn when I was growing up and...
  • And it all came to that

    08/27/2015 2:34:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 1 replies
    Even in infamy chavismo is so tacky, so venial, so corrupt that it cannot create a moment of epic or even true outrage. The word is taking its time in condemning the regime abuses on the Colombians it unjustly expels because they are mesmerized by the fact the regime is seriously wanting them to believe that these scared house wives wading dirty water are the cause of all of Venezuela trouble.
  • Stop Blaming Me for Hurricane Katrina (Thanks Brownie)

    08/27/2015 8:11:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    politico.com ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Ten years later, the name ‘Brownie’ is still identified with the government’s failures. Here’s what really happened.Had I left the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the spring of 2005, my life would be very different today. And I really wish, in retrospect, that I had. But after the 2004 hurricane season, when FEMA’s excellent responses to hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in Florida were widely praised, White House chief of staff Andy Card persuaded me to stay on as director through the 2005 hurricane season. I didn’t want to disappoint President George W. Bush. We’d developed a good relationship....
  • Book number 8 is launched! 'EMP: Heading Home' is finished.

    08/25/2015 5:25:18 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 25 replies
    ASB | 08/25/2015 | ASB
    Just a bit of vain, personal joy today. On my ongoing journey of being a novelist, I am happy to have put out my 8th book (6th novel). My life goal is to have 100 books in print by the time I semi-retire, so I am only 92 short of the goal now. This book, EMP: Heading Home, is the sequel to my novel EMP from last year. I heard from a lot of angry people about how, in the first book, they hated that David did not go to Chicago to get his wife and daughter and instead stayed...
  • Irony alert: Liberals furious over Bruce Jenner Halloween costumes

    08/24/2015 8:27:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | Newsmachete
    With homosexual and transgender issues always at the forefront, whether we like it or not, it's a relief to know that now your kids will have a gender-fluid option for this coming Halloween: Halloween probably isn’t the best time to deal with an incredibly sensitive subject like gender reassignment. But that hasn’t deterred a major company from conjuring up a Caitlyn Jenner costume in time for Oct. 31. Spirit Halloween, the company behind the pop-up costume stores that appear all over the city every fall, has exclusively confirmed to Confidenti@l that it will be carrying the insensitive getup this year....
  • School band told to stop performing 'How Great Thou Art'

    08/24/2015 8:12:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    foxnews ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    There was no halftime show under the Friday night lights at Mississippi’s Brandon High School — the marching band had been benched. The band was ordered off the field because the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art” was a part of their halftime show — in violation of a federal court order.“The Rankin County School Board and District Office are very saddened students will not be able to perform their halftime show they have worked so hard on this summer,” the district wrote in a statement to the Clarion Ledger newspaper. In 2013 a student sued the district over a...
  • Ed Klein: Michelle and Valerie 'Connected at the Hip' (Will live together in Europe after 2016)

    08/23/2015 2:15:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 21, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    Bestselling author Edward Klein's bombshell claim that Michelle Obama and top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett have become so close they may live together in Europe after President Barack Obama finishes his second term has sent the rumor mill into overdrive. But Klein, who made the startling assertion on his website, told Newsmax TV on Friday that the relationship between the high-powered women definitely does not involve physical intimacy. "There's nothing sexual. A lot of people ask me that question. No, there's nothing sexual at all," Klein — author of "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas" — said in...
  • Something’s Happening Here

    08/23/2015 11:54:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Z Man ^ | August 22, 2015 | The Z Man
    I must admit I have enjoyed the Trump-a-palooza this summer. The truth is, I have thrown in the towel on America so I don’t think our elections mean very much. It’s just a question about how fast we intend to drive into the abyss. Being old I should be rooting for slow as that means I can reach escape velocity before it gets ugly. On the other hand, life is for living and sticking around long enough to see the collapse has its attractions. I can go either way so the elections are just entertainment at this point. Six months...
  • Pell Grants: Billions Go to Students Who Don't Graduate, Analysis Finds

    08/23/2015 11:14:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    NBCNews ^ | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    AUG 23 2015 Pell Grants: Billions Go to Students Who Don't Graduate, Analysis Finds by ELIZABETH CHUCK Billions of taxpayer dollars go to college students who never end up with a diploma in their hands, a new report found. Pell grants — which are given to low-income families and, unlike student loans, do not need to be paid back — are the costliest education initiative in the nation. But little official data exists on whether they are a good investment, according to the education watchdog Hechinger Report. Education Department Undersecretary Ted Mitchell last month lauded Pell grants as "one of...
  • could ted cruz end up as the establishment candidate?

    08/23/2015 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 95 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 23, 2015g | Scott McKay
    COULD TED CRUZ END UP AS THE ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE? Strange as it might sound, it’s possible. By Scott McKay – 8.20.15 Have you looked inside the latest CNN poll? You’ll find a very interesting number — namely, that Jeb Bush’s approval-disapproval numbers sit at a devastating 35-57. That doesn’t look like the inevitability we’ve been sold by his surrogates, does it? What seems quite apparent so far is the GOP establishment, and the Chamber of Commerce crowd who forced Mitt Romney down the throats of an unenthusiastic Republican electorate four years ago, cannot produce a nominee in this cycle. Each...
  • Mystery lights in space increasing, moving south, potential sign of global warming

    08/23/2015 7:58:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Brandon M. Mercer
    Strange blue lights glowing on the edge of space first appeared over polar regions in 1885 and today, sightings are becoming increasingly common, and now the phenomenon is moving into lower latitudes including Northern California. Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, these glowing space clouds may be a celestial siren, warning of Earth's global warming, according to some scientists. They're called "noctilucent clouds" or NLCs, basically, clouds that glow at night. They appear mainly in northern latitudes, about 50 miles above earth as miniscule droplets of water reflect the sun on the other side of the globe. Now,...
  • 100 days to save the world

    08/22/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | John D. Sutter
    We've learned to be pessimists about climate change. Every so often, we hear news about world leaders meeting in some exotic-sounding location -- Copenhagen, Lima, Durban, Kyoto -- to try to hammer out an agreement to curb heat-trapping gases. We know the stakes are huge -- nothing short of the fate of this planet -- but it's become difficult to expect much out of diplomacy. The meetings have been organized around a wonkish treaty called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or, you know, U.N.F.C.C.C. for short. They're attended by pretty much every country in the world....
  • Obeying orders to bring about Abortion’s “final solution”

    08/21/2015 10:10:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | saynsumthn
    As I watched the 7th Center for Medical Progress video exposing Planned Parenthood’s Mengele-like baby organ harvesting operation I almost threw up. The horrific description of former StemExpress fetal procurement tech, Holly O’Donnell describing how she was lured into cutting through the face of an intact unborn child whose heart was beating to get brain tissue made me literally sick. “And she has one of her instruments and she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think,” O’Donnell...
  • The skewed logic of Planned Parenthood abortion supporters

    08/21/2015 10:02:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Pro-lifers are expected to gather outside Planned Parenthood in 47 states to expose their barbaric baby parts harvesting operation this weekend and the abortion advocates are fuming. Desperate efforts are being levied to reel back losses abortion advocates sense in their blood thirst for child killing and none is so evident as what they are writing on the pro-life protest event page. One such person called the national Protest Planned Parenthood event, “the most absurd anti-woman thing I’ve seen.” Well, she certainly has a right to her opinion but outrage is a natural response to months of shocking video evidence...
  • Gov’t to creamery: Your milk is entirely too natural to not be labeled “imitation”

    08/21/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sometimes government’s dishonesty, incompetence, wastefulness, and misguided nannyism combine to make a perfectly ridiculous story. Today’s comes to us from Florida, where the Ocheesee Creamery is being forced to dump gallons upon gallons of good, natural skim milk because the state is requiring the business to label its good, natural skim milk “imitation” because they haven’t added anything to it. Paul and Mary Lou Wesselhoeft have been fighting this in federal court with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, which had formerly allowed them to sell their skim milk while calling it skim milk. No one seemed confused...
  • How Many 'Carlos Danger's About to Be Unmasked by Ashley Madison Hack?

    08/21/2015 5:55:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 55 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 August 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps it's wrong to gloat, but I'm going to anyway because the very existence of this site has always bugged the $#*t out of me, standing as a glaring, in-your-face example of how our society is in complete and utter moral free-fall. And now that there's been a second, even more massive dump of data from the shadowy, elusive 'Impact Team' -one that includes the CEO's own emails, even source code for all his websites/mobile apps, etc- this is a hack even a righteous man can love... Credit card info, email/billing addresses, and other data released by the hackers has...
  • Trump: The new American cowboy

    08/20/2015 9:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Lagos Vanguard ^ | August 21, 2015 | Owei Lakemfa
    IF the United States (US) were not the most powerful country in the world which can change the course of human history. If its President were not the most powerful politician in the universe with the largest military. If American policies and actions would not affect world economy. If it were not a nuclear power with an arsenal that can sink the world. I would have been contented sitting down to enjoy the one-man comic act called Donald Trump. He is the egoistic multi billionaire estate mogul, businessman and leading Republican Presidential aspirant who when he opens his mouth, which...
  • Terry Bean Gives $5,000 to Multnomah County Democrats

    08/20/2015 8:05:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 3 replies
    wweek.com ^ | 08/20/2015 | Nigel Jaquiss
    Terry Bean, the real estate investor and gay-rights pioneer who faces sex-crimes charges in Lane County, has been under the microscope for the past year since WW reported on his troubled personal life. As WW has reported, Bean unsuccessfully sought to avoid trial on Lane County charges with a cash offer to his alleged victim, a 17-year-old boy who now is on the run from a subpoena. On Friday, The Oregonian reported that the lawyer for a former boyfriend of Bean, Kiah Lawson, filed documents in a Washington County case attempting to tie Bean to another allegation of sexual abuse...
  • Paris Hilton Could Out-Trump Trump in 2016

    08/20/2015 1:31:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | August 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Paris Hilton Could Out-Trump Trump in 2016 by Kevin D. Williamson August 20, 2015 Donald Trump’s admirers, like those of Ross Perot in an earlier epoch, cite his business success as his main qualification and believe that the acumen that he has demonstrated in making himself rich enough to do incredibly vulgar things like gold-plating the seatbelt buckles in his airplane is a skill that’s transferable to things like trade policy and immigration law. There may be something to that line of thinking, but Ross Perot is not the entrepreneur whom Trump most closely resembles. You heard it here first:...
  • UPDATE=> 76 Yr-Old Woman Beaten-Robbed in Back of Cathedral – SUSPECT ARRESTED

    08/20/2015 2:10:45 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 49 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Aug 19th, 2015 10:17 am | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday two criminals entered St. Cecilia’s Catholic Cathedral in Omaha. One of the men snatched the purse from a 76 year-old woman. The other man slugged her in the side of her head. The attack tool place in the back of a cathedral! snip UPDATE: One suspect was arrested today.
  • Kermit Gosnell activity happening at highest levels of Planned Parenthood says Daleiden

    08/20/2015 1:14:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | saynsumthn
    On Wednesday’s Dana Loesch show Center for Medical Progress lead investigator, David Daleiden called what was revealed in his latest video exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation “Kermit Gosnell activity.” The latest video, number 7, is horrific and shows eyewitness Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress procurement technician describing the day she was called upon to remove brain tissue from a baby born alive, with his heart still beating after a Planned Parenthood abortion. “It is Kermit Gosnell activity happening at the highest levels of Planned Parenthood,” Daleiden told Loesch. Gosnell ran the Philadelphia House of Horrors abortion facility and is...
  • The Contagious Toxicity of Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal

    08/19/2015 5:25:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    The Week ^ | Edward Morrisey
    As for copying the State Department on her communications, the State Department itself couldn't find any evidence for this claim. It turns out that their archival processes were mostly failing during this period of time anyway, a point that Team Hillary tried to use in her favor last week. That, however, ignores the fact that Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state when these State Department systems were failing, and apparently did nothing about it. That leaves Democrats with the no-classified-material pledge from March's presser — and that defense has already been walked back more than once. Clinton insisted at...
  • Hotel workers rescue baby locked in hotel safe in Niagara Falls

    08/19/2015 11:31:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    ABC7Chicago ^ | 08/19/2015
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Police are searching for the parents of a baby who was somehow locked in a safe at a hotel in Niagara Falls. The family is believed to be from Brooklyn. Niagara Falls police said the family stayed in the Howard Johnson hotel on Victoria Avenue Tuesday. Hotel maintenance staff were alerted that a baby was locked in a safe in the family's hotel room, and came to help. The worker was able to open the safe and remove the baby. Police said the parents immediately left the hotel - before the officers were notified. Police are...
  • The 5 Things That Always Belong in a Food Care Package

    08/19/2015 9:56:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    The Kitchen ^ | 08/19/15 | Advice from The Kitchn
    When a friend or family member is sick, overwhelmed, homebound, or taking care of a new baby, we say what we can — So sorry. Thinking about you! — and then, because we know that won't make everything better, we do the next best thing: We bring them food. Food speaks for us when words fail, which is why putting together a thoughtful, personal food care package is one of the kindest things you can do for a struggling friend or loved one. We've thought a lot about what makes a great care package, and we finally think we've cracked...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Rooting For Jeb Bush

    08/18/2015 9:42:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | August 17, 2015 | MATT LATIMER
    Hillary Clinton Is Rooting For Jeb Bush MATT LATIMER August 17, 2015 There is an obvious subtext to the panicked effort to purge the GOP of Donald Trump: to allow the party’s true hero to emerge to vanquish Hillary Clinton and restore peace and justice throughout the land. To most GOP elites, of course, the savior is Jeb Bush, complete with the Clark Kent glasses and aw-shucks good guy demeanor. The Chamber of Commerce crowd is so convinced that Jeb is the man that it (so far) has placed a bet of more than $100 million on that proposition. There’s...
  • Best Way’s to Build Your Survival Group

    08/18/2015 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 8/13/15 | Selco
    When we talk about how to start with preparing, for example how to talk to someone who is dear to you to get them started with preparing, it is easy to think that they will understand because it is obvious that world is going to hell right now. You may try to convince someone to be with you in case of SHTF if that person is someone dear to you (family member for example) or if that person has cool skills that you will need when SHTF (some friend who does not know or share thoughts about SHTF, but his...
  • Woman planning **** Your Flag” Day on 9/11 says, ‘All White People Must Die’

    08/18/2015 9:54:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 63 replies
    Home mlitary News ^ | August 17, 2015 | Staff
    A woman protesting outside the jail where Sandra Bland died, is making the rounds on social media to bring attention to a national movement to burn American flags on the anniversary of 9/11. The woman, Carol Sullivan, calls herself “Sunshine” and describes herself as a “militant non-compliant Negro.” She aligns herself with views that Nation of Islam leader, Malcom X espoused. When asked by a reporter outside the jail if she agreed with Malcolm X that white people should be killed, Sullivan said, “You’re damn right I do. You think I’m scared to say that to you? Yes, you do...
  • Black Lives Matter Two Big Mistakes: For the Record (Protest Trump & Santorum, not Bernie!)

    08/17/2015 1:04:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Movie & TV Tech Geeks' The CurvyGirl Diva Blog ^ | August 16, 2015 | Rasheda Abdullah
    We live in a world where freedom of speech is a luxury that we take deep pride in. It has brought about various types of entities, organizations and movements, and there has perhaps been no bigger “movement” in recent memory than Black Lives Matter (BLM). Rooted in the belief that black lives are wasting away at the hands of white people in authority and no one seems to care, members of the movement are unapologetic about their message AND the way in which they get their message across. The old saying, “by any means necessary” is the way of BLM...
  • The Response to Trump’s Immigration Platform Contest

    08/16/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 22 replies
    Vanity | jimjohn
    Okay, so if the Donald’s immigration policy didn’t knock it out of the park, it at least got to 3rd base. Still, the Uniparty will need at least a week to deal with all this, as every candidate except Hillary will be asked on their immigration specifics. But since I’m sure they’d all like to get back to their own campaign, let’s help them along with this weeks predicted responses. There’s nothing new here.It’s racist (no need to read it)Still short on detailsI said these same things before Trump on (pick a date)He’s just exploiting the fears of American publicTrump...
  • Donald Trump and the Chick-fil-A effect (Vanity)

    08/16/2015 1:04:06 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Vanity | 16 Aug 2015 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I've been listening to the chattering political class on tv and radio lately and their consensus seems to be that what will be the derailment of the Trump express will be his lack of a political organization, the so-called "boots on the ground" that brings out the voters. It is what supposedly cost Mitt Romney the election, not the fact that he was a boring milquetoast. Personally I think that the Donald will benefit from what I call the Chick-fil-A effect. Remember way back in 2012 when the chicken chain got tangled up in a Gay rights controversy? The Left...
  • A Brit Tries To Understand Iowan Politics

    08/16/2015 1:34:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | August 16, 2015 | Jim Waterson, UK Deputy Editor
    Presidential candidates are hitting the road and doing everything to impress ordinary Iowans. BuzzFeed UK’s Jim Waterson attempts to understand US politics. DES MOINES, Iowa – American politics reached a new level of weird for me when Donald Trump arrived at Iowa’s state fair Saturday and proceeded to destroy everything in his path. The Republican presidential candidate cantered onto the site flanked by his private security detail, his route through a crowd of thousands of corndog-eating Iowans cleared by state police, his “TRUMP” branded helicopter hovering overhead like some political take on Apocalypse Now, his entourage blocking movement across the...
  • Will 2016 Be A Climate Hysteria Election?

    08/15/2015 7:15:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | Aug. 14, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Will the climate campaign ever reach its “sell-by” date? Probably not: the deep need for belief in catastrophism—and the expansion of political power that is always deemed necessary to “solve” the problem—will persist even if we run out of witches to drown. Perhaps the most damaging trope of climate catastrophism is that “we only have X years left” before it will be too late. James Hansen said it was 2010. Al Gore thought the Arctic would be ice-free by last year. I’m pretty sure if I look I can find someone who said that Obama was our last hope. But...
  • John Kerry: Cuba Can Help Us Combat Climate Change

    08/14/2015 6:39:19 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-14-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During the ceremony raising the American flag over the newly opened U.S. embassy in Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry encouraged the Castro brothers and the Cuban people to join the fight against climate change. “After all we are neighbors, and neighbors will always have much to discuss,” Kerry said, pointing to serious, tough, complex issues like protecting the marine environment and the fight against climate change.
  • Relax, America, Donald Trump is Not Really Running for President

    08/14/2015 2:46:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment The Blog ^ | August 13, 2015 | Mario Almonte, PR Strategist and Commentator
    A funny thing happened to Donald Trump on the way to the first national debate among Republican presidential hopefuls on Fox News. He was transformed from a media-baiting court jester to a legitimate political force. In the process, he cemented his front-runner status among the crowded field of GOP candidates. This was made possible by the cultural phenomenon that is reality TV. Thanks to the rapid blurring of "real reality" with the "scripted reality" of reality TV, debate viewers had no difficulty fully embracing him as another, over-the-top character in the national reality show that is the presidential race. We...
  • The New Pro-Choice (Really Pro-Life) Movement

    08/13/2015 7:45:14 AM PDT · by zencycler · 7 replies
    vanity | 8/13/2015 | self
    So until any other legislative victories can be won by the Pro-Life movement, how about this (which some may already do) movement: We ARE pro-choice when it comes to with whom we choose to associate - and if YOU choose to have an abortion, then we want NOTHING to do with you. Is there any legal reason that would stop employers from hiring someone who has had an abortion? Or from asking that question on an employment application? Or from having them sign an employment agreement with a morals clause that includes getting an abortion as a reason for termination?...
  • Michael Gerson: Trump, Supporters ‘Xenophobic’ ‘European Right Wing’

    08/12/2015 8:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson took a swipe at supporters of Trump and accused them of being ultra-right wing, nationalist individuals. Gerson, who has been a harsh critic of Trump, argued that the Republican presidential candidate and his supporters have a “resentment of outside, of Mexico, of China, and immigrants. That's more like a European right wing part, a UKIP, or a National Front in France.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Washington Post columnist maintained that Trump’s candidacy was a “serious issue here” and “not all fun and games for the Republican Party” and...
  • Kids have three times too much homework, study finds; what's the cost?

    08/12/2015 9:35:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Kelly Wallace
    (CNN)—Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments. Now a new study may help explain some of that stress. The study, published Wednesday in The American Journal of Family Therapy, found students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders, in some cases nearly three times as much homework as is recommended. The standard, endorsed by the National Education Association and the National Parent-Teacher Association, is the so-called...
  • Clinton: "I did NOT........."

    08/12/2015 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    August 12, 2015 | Vanity
    Clinton: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman... Clinton: " I did not email any classified material"
  • VANITY: What's the atmosphere in downtown St. Louis?

    08/11/2015 8:00:16 AM PDT · by HeadOn · 25 replies
    Vanity | 8/11/15 | Head On
    I love the Cardinals. My problem is that our vacation is next week, August 17 through 21, and Ferguson has erupted again. We are ready to drop some serious coin on good baseball tickets and a nice downtown hotel, but I'm not sure I want to do that, considering what happened (again) this weekend. All you St. Louis FReepers - what's it like near the stadium lately?
  • Income Inequality & You

    08/10/2015 6:03:29 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 11 replies
    The Vanity Post | August 10, 2015 | 1-Eagle
    What is "income inequality" exactly? It is a devious euphemism for the Free Market and the American Dream. Devious, because in this way communists can attack the Free Market and the American Dream without directly seeming to do so. Literally millions of people have immigrated here legally and trespassed illegally hoping and praying "Please God, let there be some income inequality here" because in their countries of origin there is none. In those third country hell-holes they fled from people are born poor, live poor and die poor. It is absolute income equality there, and likely heralded as a "workers...