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  • Why the Biggest Star Wars Movie Ever Isn’t Enough to Boost Disney

    02/09/2016 4:42:01 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    time.com ^ | 2-9-2016 | Victor Luckerson
    Disney just posted the best quarterly earnings in the company's history. So why was its stock down more than 4% in after-hours trading? Four letters: ESPN. The Burbank, Calif. entertainment giant on Tuesday posted earnings of $1.63 per share, or $2.9 billion in total, for the quarter ending Jan. 2, beating analysts' expectations of $1.45 per share. The massive haul came in large part thanks to The Force Awakens, which has now grossed more than $2 billion globally, not to mention massive amounts of merchandising and licensing revenue. Disney's movie studio division made $1 billion in profit all by itself,...
  • What playing old school football was like

    Former professional football player Art Donovan shares with Johnny Carson what playing old school football was like. Art played as a defensive tackle for 12 years in the pros during the 1950’s and 60’s and was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Most of this time was with the Baltimore Colts, yes younger folks they were there first before Indianapolis. He shares what football was like back in the good old days.
  • Police swarm CVS after man with toothache does something that leads to arrest

    02/09/2016 3:34:00 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    wtvr ^ | 2-9-2016 | WAYNE COVIL
    When a man with a bandanna over part of his face walked into the CVS on South Crater Road in Petersburg Tuesday morning, workers were concerned he planned to rob the store. Those workers called police who swarmed the pharmacy. "I saw the police cars," witness Britani Richer said. Richer was driving by at the time recorded video of the scene. "There were a lot of police cars and. the police were running back and forth with guns drawn." Once inside the store, police found the man with the bandanna, later identified as 27-year-old Toddaryl Brown. Brown said he wore...
  • Report: Jupiter man arrested for tossing gator into Wendy’s

    02/09/2016 1:52:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2016
    A Jupiter man was arrested for throwing a live alligator into a Wendy’s restaurant drive-through east of Loxahatchee, according to our news partners at WPTV News Channel 5. Joshua James, 23, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. He has not been released on bail as of Monday afternoon. WPTV reports that the incident occurred in October, but James had only been arrested recently by U.S. Marshals. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told WPTV that James...
  • More Americans quitting jobs as labor market strengthens

    02/09/2016 12:50:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-9-2016 | LUCIA MUTIKANI
    A total of 3.1 million Americans quit their jobs in December, the highest number since December 2006. That pushed the quits rate, which the Fed looks at as a measure of confidence in the jobs market, to 2.1 percent - the highest level since April 2008. The dollar pared losses against the yen after the data, while U.S. stocks briefly reversed losses. Prices of long-dated U.S. Treasuries were trading higher. The report came ahead of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress on Wednesday. A raft of weak economic reports, plummeting oil prices and a stock market sell-off have raised...
  • What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Wednesday, Feb 10

    02/09/2016 12:33:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-9-2016
    The U.S. Treasury Department's budget report is expected to show a budget surplus of $45 billion in January, according to analysts polled by Reuters. The budget ran in red with a $14 billion deficit in the prior month. (1400/1900) ... Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington in what will be her first major appearance of the year and since the Fed began raising rates. The meeting will give the best insight to date on whether the central bank feels it can proceed with a rate tightening cycle or...
  • Black Protest Against Beyonce

    02/09/2016 11:52:30 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/09/2016 | Johnathan Gentry
    Man puts Beyonce in her place after her racist half time show Sunday http://madworldnews.com/beyonce-place-racist-half-time/
  • Latest Florida Poll

    Here is the latest poll of Florida that I was referring to in an earlier thread.
  • Trump is Awesome.(vanity)

    02/09/2016 11:28:20 AM PST · by Zeneta · 138 replies
    Me | 2/09/2015 | Zeneta
    I don't know about you or any other Freepers out there but Donald Trump is the only man that can stop the Democrat Rats that have, here to for, dominated the Media. He is the only one that can eviscerate the MSM and get more attention in the process. I love it !!!!! He gets more media coverage than Hillary !!! Freaking Awesome. The media loves him and I can't get enough of his Bravado and his ascension among their ranks. Nobody can do what Trump does. He is a winner, and America needs a winner to change our course...
  • FoxNews Suspends Lt. Col. Ralph Peters for Calling Obama a "P***y"

    12/07/2015 11:12:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Red State ^ | December 7, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    I suppose that this was probably pretty inevitable. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters has been suspended by FoxNews for two weeks after calling Obama a "p***y" on air last night, as he can be seen doing here, with video from our own Caleb Howe: [VIDEO] I do not know Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. In fact, until this morning I had literally never heard of him. However, I find it hilarious to imagine how a military man so crusty that he called the President of the United States a "p***y" live on air probably reacted to the news when it was handed...
  • This really getting old. (Vanity)

    02/09/2016 9:15:26 AM PST · by andy1954 · 104 replies
    Most on here know by now I am supporting Marco Rubio for the Republican nominee. In the process I am finding some rather remarkable talking points that are completely useless. 1. Voting for anyone other than Trump or Cruz will cause a permanent democratic majority. This is nonsense and anyone that has participated in this process knows it. 2. Some how Cruz can over come his 'likability' issue in the U.S. Senate and even in his home state (I am a Texan) 3. That Donald Trump really is a conservative. Nonsense. He is totally unpredictable. And really could implode in...
  • Politics: VIDEO: Hitler reacts to the Doritos baby commercial

    02/09/2016 8:30:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    caintv ^ | February 9, 2016 | Dan Calabrese
    I had thought before today that these "Hitler reacts" videos long ago jumped the shark just because it was so easy to apply them to absolutely anything. But just because you can do it doesn't mean you can do it well, and that takes us to today. Behold the true elevation of a genre, my friends: There is this stupid notion that goes around the Internet called "Godwin's Law," which is supposed to establish that the first person who brings up Hitler in an argument has lost the argument. Screw that. The people who say that are idiots. Hitler was...
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE HATES HILLARY (Drudge title)

    02/09/2016 6:39:57 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 17 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/9/16 | Cnn
    Buh bye Hitlery LOL LOL LOL new hampshire sanders 17 61% 0 clinton 9 32%
  • Trump calls Cruz a p___y. Is this really what we want? (vanity)

    Trump reacts to a woman shouting profanities about Cruz. He repeats what she says in front of the whole world while jokingly disapproving. This has gone beyond absurd. If this is who the 'conservative' party chooses, then it's certain God is finished with America. We will have finally got the leader we deserve. Which will be Bernie Sanders because Trump will never be president.
  • Bernie Sanders' Income Tax Brackets: How Much Would You Owe?

    02/09/2016 5:36:20 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 2-7-2016 | Sean Williams
    Sanders' tax plan is intriguing in that he's looking to raise taxes on everyone, not just high-income households. However, as you'll see below, well-to-do households will fund the majority of the tax revenue increase under Sanders' tax reform plan. According to research from the Tax Foundation, Sanders' tax plan would, on a static basis, raise $13.6 trillion over the next decade, mostly from a combination of payroll tax increases and individual income tax hikes. When taking into account the perceived economic impact of Sanders' plan, the Tax Foundation estimates a positive revenue impact of approximately $9.8 trillion over 10 years....
  • New Hampshire (voting results)

    02/09/2016 5:15:43 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/9/2016
    Got this from the Drudgereport site: http://www.cnn.com/election/primaries/states/nh/Rep
  • In final day of campaigning, Trump tries to strike an intimate note

    02/09/2016 4:19:02 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Donald Trump's final day of campaigning in New Hampshire before the state's first-in-the-nation primary marked a notable departure from the candidate's convention-defying campaign. He fielded voters' questions during three intimate town hall forums on Monday. And in a rally that night, Trump veered clear of controversial, headline-grabbing territory. http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/politics/donald-trump-new-hampshire-campaigning/index.html
  • Former Mexican President Calderon Says Trump's Idea for Border Wall Is "Stupid", "Useless"

    02/09/2016 3:34:48 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 51 replies
    Short News ^ | 2/9/16
    Former Mexican leader Felipe Calderon says he does not understand why Americans would vote for Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate "completely crazy" and "not very well-informed". He further explained in the interview with CNBC that the border wall Trump plans to erect if elected is "stupid" and "completely useless". http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=102632
  • Clinton shows weakness among women - Women from every generation flocked to Bernie Sanders' events

    02/08/2016 9:57:03 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    kxly.com ^ | 2-8-2016 | Nia-Malika Henderson and Jeff Zeleny CNN
    As Hillary Clinton seeks to break that "highest, hardest glass ceiling," she is finding that -- at least in this state -- women voters aren't so eager to help her shatter it. And it's not just young women. At rallies across New Hampshire, women from every generation have flocked to Bernie Sanders' events. They sport "Grandmas for Bernie" buttons, laud him for his vision, and seem content to pass up the opportunity to put Clinton on a historic path to the White House, betting that there will be another chance down the line. "That ceiling will be shattered at some...
  • Don’t Break Up the Banks. They’re Not Our Real Problem.

    02/08/2016 9:33:22 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-6-2016 | STEVE EISMAN
    In the movie "The Big Short," Steve Carell plays a slightly altered version of me. In real life, I am a portfolio manager and financial services analyst who over a 25-year career has, at times, been highly critical of bank behavior. More than eight years after the financial crisis, many people say that the large banks still pose a threat to the economy and should be broken up. Such a view captures the justifiable anger many Americans still feel toward the large banks. But I don't agree. Breaking up the banks would ignore the significant progress made by regulators to...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXI

    02/08/2016 9:05:16 PM PST · by Windflier · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • 346 DAYS

    02/08/2016 2:18:47 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 18 replies
    2/8/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is It is 346 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes, 59 seconds until the petty destructive Islamic malevolent anti-American incompetent middle-finger-waving socialist petulant Constitution-ignoring malignant narcissist illegal communist gay crack-smoking Kenyan crypto-muslim dictator President "Stompy-Foot" Obama leaves office. That is: 346 days 8322 hours 499361 minutes 29961719 seconds Please ask if you wish to be put on, or taken off, of the Countdown: Exit Obama (C.E.O.) Ping List Note: This timer is synched to January 20, 2017 at precisely 12 noon. It includes the Leap Year day.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 2-8-16)

    02/08/2016 2:00:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 2-8-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Christie hints he may go after Trump soon

    02/08/2016 12:40:18 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    nj.com ^ | 2-8-2016
    Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said the reason he hasn't attacked Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is that "there's been a march" for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. But he hinted that strikes on the real estate tycoon may be coming soon. Since declaring his own presidential bid in late June 2015, the famously feisty and plain-spoken New Jersey governor has avoided speaking ill of Trump, first ignoring him and later excusing his more outrageous comments as the talk of someone without experience. However, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper on Sunday monrning, Christie said that "there...
  • My local pawn shop

    02/08/2016 12:29:25 PM PST · by jstaff · 61 replies
    As regards nothing political, I made my weekly stroll through the local pawn shops today. Mondays are when they put all the guns they recovered from recent boating accidents and I sometimes pick up a good deal. There was a woman in one trying to pawn a small safe. She didn't have the combination so couldn't get open. Apparently she had called ahead to ask if they took safes and was told yes. She was screaming to heaven about all the work she did getting it there and they better give her some money for it. The guy behind the...
  • Lakatriona Brunson Becomes 1st Female Football HC in Florida History

    02/08/2016 12:26:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Timothy Rapp
    Miami Jackson Senior High School hired Lakatriona Brunson to be its head coach Monday, making her the first female head coach in the history of Florida high school football, according to Peter Ariz of CanesInSight.com. Luther Campbell will take over as the team's assistant head coach. Brunson, also known as "Bernice," is most famous for appearing on the truTV reality program South Beach Tow, a show centered on Tremont Towing and its employees.
  • The hijab-wearing Barbie who's become an Instagram star

    02/08/2016 12:10:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Stephanie Busari
    Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Barbie has had another makeover. This time as a hijab-wearing Muslim. It was only last month that Mattel gave Barbie a dramatic transformation with a variety of skin tones and different body types, including adding curves to her impossibly slender frame. Now a Nigerian medical scientist has taken Instagram by storm since she began posting images of a hijab-wearing Barbie doll a few weeks ago. We are used to seeing Barbie scantily-clad in denim hotpants and skimpy tops, but with her colorful headscarves, flowing abayas and full-length couture dresses, Hijarbie is far more covered up.
  • No, the Rocket Mortgage Ad Is Not the Sign of Another Financial Apocalypse

    02/08/2016 11:32:21 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    time.com ^ | 2-8-2016 | Rana Foroohar
    There was a myth following the subprime crisis that low-income earners who put only a few percentage points down on a mortgage simply should never have been homeowners, and that this was the fundamental lesson we should have taken away. But research shows it's not that simple -- Americans who defaulted on their mortgages in the wake of the subprime crisis came from a wide swath of the socioeconomic spectrum. And a number of reports have found that policies aimed at increasing affordable housing had little to do with speculative lending, which would have happened regardless. (This has been documented...
  • What Marco Rubio needs to do now to win

    02/08/2016 11:03:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-8-2016 | Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu
    Like Barack Obama eight years ago, Rubio is a young and handsome first-term U.S. senator, an eloquent speaker with a compelling personal story who is a candidate for the presidency of the United States. And like Obama eight years ago, Rubio is in a horse race. And despite his stumble in Saturday night's debate in New Hampshire, he nonetheless is sitting comfortably behind the leaders and ready to make his move. Once he sees his opening, he could sprint all the way to the White House. In many ways, America is back where it was eight years ago. Voters are...
  • ACLU poll: Illinois criminal justice system 'broken'

    02/08/2016 10:46:54 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    The Southern Illinoisan ^ | 2-5-2016 | Molly Parker
    The American Civil Liberties Union released a poll Thursday finding that a majority of voters across the state believe the Illinois criminal justice system is broken, and that legislators should act now. Voters want legislators and the governor to act immediately to take steps to reduce the number of people incarcerated, and are willing to support wide-ranging and significant reforms to address problems in the system, according to ACLU's summary of the poll. The poll follows the January release of 14 recommendations by Gov. Bruce Rauner's Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform to reduce the prison population...
  • Freeper Question: What did Marco Rubio say about Barack Obama in 2009?

    02/08/2016 9:56:15 AM PST · by LS · 25 replies
    self | 2/8/2016 | LS
    I have a question that no one seems interested in asking, and which Google seems to have cleverly sanitized (if that's possible): What did Marco Rubio and Chris Christie say about Barack Obama's election and about Obama in 2009? Remember Rush Limbaugh's famous "I hope he fails" line---he knew what Obama was. Well, what did Rubio and Christie say? I Googled this and nothing comes up except Rubio's recent comments. I find that odd. Surely Rubio was asked about this at the time. Surely he had some comments, but if he did, they are certainly buried now. National Review can...
  • Is that Quicken Loans Super Bowl ad an omen of another housing crash?

    02/08/2016 7:34:26 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    CSMonitor.com ^ | 2-8-2016 | Story Hinckley
    Quicken Loans, America's largest online lender, previewed their fast and easy Rocket Mortgage app during the Super Bowl Sunday, causing some financial experts to criticize a 2008-like mindset.  "Here's what we were thinking: what if we did for mortgages what the Internet did for buying music, and plane tickets and shoes?" Quicken Loans asked in their 60-second Super Bowl ad Sunday, where the company advertised their new online tool Rocket Mortgage. Using Rocket Mortgage, future homebuyers can get a mortgage on their phones, according to the ad. And more homebuyers are good for America, the ad suggests, because they encourage patriotic...
  • VANITY - Attended the Ted Cruz 'Meet and Greet" - Lindy's Diner, Keene, NH (Jan18, 2016)

    01/18/2016 3:51:30 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 49 replies
    I took the family to New Hampshire early this morning to meet Ted Cruz. It was cold, but everyone at Lindy's Diner was excited. It was a good turnout and Ted Cruz had a conversation with my 6 year old. I linked to that exchange, I think you might find it endearing and genuine. Later he spoke in the diner for a good while and left to continue on his journey. We had been to a Trump rally, so it was nice to also meet another Republican candidate. My impression of him is that he is a very good man...very...
  • My Super Bowl Party that ended up uniting the Conservatives/Republicans attending (vanity)

    02/08/2016 12:13:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 80 replies
    Me
    Each year for the past 20 we host a Super Bowl party and we invite the usual group of friends and family and allow our friends and family to bring others as long as they tell me in advance so I have enough food and drink available. This year we had an interesting mix. Before kickoff one guy said he wished they could find a way Obama could run again, and that Obama was one of the best Presidents we've ever had. My husband quickly stuffed a crab puff in my mouth, in an attempt to keep the peace. But...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XX

    02/07/2016 9:23:37 PM PST · by Windflier · 37 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8 January 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Split Screen Clinton Liars In Action

    02/07/2016 8:20:21 PM PST · by Be Careful · 4 replies
    Digitas Daily ^ | 3/10/15
    Here's what the Clinton 'Like Attracts Like' looks like! Liars, both.....
  • Manning just isn't the same

    02/07/2016 6:53:53 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    SUPER BOWL 50 | 07 FEBRUARY 2016 | EEE
    Denver should put the backup QB in. Manning clearly isn't as good as he used to be. His passes aren't sharp but Denver's defense is keeping him in the game. I want him to win but this is a team game.
  • Hillary has an unexpected problem persuading women to vote for her... Developing...

    02/07/2016 5:58:06 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 74 replies
    Drudgereport.com ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | Drudge
    WASH POST PAGE ONE MONDAY: Hillary has an unexpected problem persuading women to vote for her... Developing...
  • Worst halftime act ever?

    02/07/2016 5:31:44 PM PST · by Third Person · 189 replies
    Super Bowl | 2.7.16 | Moi
    Lots of rainbows and stuff AWFUL
  • Super Bowl

    02/07/2016 3:34:53 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 84 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | self
    The Star Spangled Banner version sung today was great. No stuff, no, "look at me" just pure awesome. Team wearing white will win. that is all
  • Lady Gaga Sings National Anthem (Vanity)

    02/07/2016 3:37:29 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 123 replies
    Yo-Yo
    In spite of fears to the contary. I thought Lady Gaga not only looked respecable, but she sang the National Anthem with respect.
  • Permanently ‘Feel the Bern’ with free Bernie Sanders tattoo

    02/07/2016 2:45:46 PM PST · by onona · 30 replies
    wptz.com ^ | Today | Jack Thurston
    WINOOSKI, Vt. (NECN) —A Vermont tattoo shop is giving away free tattoos of Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose White House ambitions have energized many across the country, especially in his home state.
  • Vanity-Personal survey on dirty tricks. What is your limit on what Cruz could do to Hillary?

    02/07/2016 11:57:50 AM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 41 replies
    Just trying to get a feel on what conservatives would consider as Cruz crossing the line in a match up during the general election with Hillary. Keep in mind past history of the Clinton family of course and how fair they play.
  • (Super Bowl Vanity) Turkish Airlines???

    02/07/2016 2:15:21 PM PST · by JennysCool · 41 replies
    2/7/16
    Sorry for the vanity, but finding it extremely weird that the Super Bowl pre-game on CBS is sponsored by not Budweiser, or Ford, or, heck, GoDaddy, but by Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines???
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/7/ 7-11pm est

    02/07/2016 12:48:45 PM PST · by Vision · 31 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/7/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread. http://kallmansalley.com/
  • I Knew the Guy Who...(Vanity)

    02/07/2016 10:03:51 AM PST · by lulu16 · 55 replies
    2/7/2016 | lulu16
    We're near the end of escrow on our home and on our way to travel for a year plus, including to Mexico and Belize (husband's bucket list/ escape plan) and we're packing the dogs, my husband's collection of boonie hats and my prepper gear in a big old high top handicap van, a Ford E350. Yup, a 2007 FORD E350 XLT SUPER DUTY. That's our sweet ride. Honk if you see us. Turns out our next door neighbor was the engineer in Detroit that developed its seat belts. What a wonderful world of coincidence. Just for fun. Anyone else have...
  • How the Super Bowl Looks a Lot Like the Presidential Election

    02/07/2016 9:53:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    ivn.us ^ | 2-4-2016 | Jay Stooksberry
    Can the Super Bowl Predict the Presidential Race? The bond between the Super Bowl and the presidential election is considered to be more than metaphorical. Observers of both events have found a link between the conference of the winning Super Bowl team and the political party of the President-Elect. When an AFC team won, a Republican was elected eight months later. And the NFC offers the inverse for the Democrats. This spurious correlation has worked since 1980, except for once--the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. (Perhaps the correlation doesn't apply when hanging chads are involved.)...
  • Wheaton College professor put on leave for God remarks to quit in deal

    02/07/2016 9:24:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2-6-2016 | Katlyn Smith
    Wheaton College said Saturday the evangelical school and professor Larycia Hawkins have "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" and "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways" after they disagreed over her remarks that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "Wheaton College sincerely appreciates Dr. Hawkins' contributions to this institution over the last nine years," Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Graham Ryken said in a statement posted on Wheaton College's website and also released by Arise Chicago on behalf of Hawkins. "We are grateful for her passionate teaching, scholarship, community service and mentorship of...
  • Can a happy techie make a video clip of Hill and Bill to post?

    02/07/2016 7:49:39 AM PST · by Be Careful · 8 replies
    Concept: Both of them sound the same It'd be great to see them side by side "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" "I have never sent or received anything marked classified" This country has had enough of these 2 liars.
  • Why doesn't 4.9% unemployment feel great?

    02/07/2016 7:05:54 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    cnn money ^ | 2-6-2016 | Heather Long
    1. Only 62.7% of adult Americans are working. The so-called Labor Force Participation rate hasn't been this low since the late 1970s. ... 2. Long-term unemployment is still high. ... About 2.1 million Americans have been unable to get a job for over half a year. The government calls these people the "long-term unemployed." ... 3. Wage growth is anemic. ... The typical take home pay (often called "median income" by the Census Bureau) is about the same today as it was 20 years ago, once you adjust for inflation. In other words, middle class families aren't really getting ahead....