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  • Trump supporters not welcome at elite Republican club

    02/07/2017 7:51:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    Members of a storied Manhattan Republican club were booted during a heated meeting at its Upper East Side headquarters — because of their support for President Trump, sources told The Post. Tensions at the Metropolitan Republican Club on East 83rd Street — which counts state Republican Committee chief Ed Cox and former Mayor Mike Bloomberg as members — had been festering for months over Trump’s ascent to the presidency. After his surprise victory in November, sources said, the club’s old guard launched a campaign to cleanse Trump supporters. “They hate Donald Trump, and they were really pissed when he won,”...
  • 2016 09 02 FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *Thread*

    09/02/2016 7:41:28 PM PDT · by · 16 replies
    FReeper Gun Club (this article) | 9/2 | Red Fox (self/vanity)
    THIS - IS - IT. If America falls to global communism in the next few months it will be one thousand years of darkness before anybody experiences any kind of freedom again. Don't let it come to this. Don't retreat to your bolt hole to wait out the next millennium. Come out now and stand together to defend the natural human rights of self expression and self defense. I offer this monthly proof of civilian weapons training as reassurance that I will come to your defense against violent rioters, revolutionaries, foreign invaders and hostile governments when called on. FReeper Display...
  • FReeper Gun Club Monthly Is a One Man Stand Presenting Little Resistance. Nevertheless...

    08/01/2016 4:08:36 PM PDT · by · 59 replies
    self / vanity | 8/1 | Red Fox
    When I started FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers I knew one of the few things that keep leftist administrations from assuming complete authoritarian control in America is the presence of armed citizens who are determined to defend themselves with terminal intention; a kind of civilian version of the mutually assured destruction doctrine. FReeper Gun Club is designed to take advantage of that resource and put it to use in a monthly online demonstration against government corruption. But since post one after announcing last year, FReepers have accused me of being a federal spy, mocked me for calling this a...
  • 'We consider this an act of terrorism,' 20 dead inside Pulse Nightclub, officials say

    06/12/2016 4:35:00 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 185 replies
    During a press conference Sunday morning, FBI spokesman Danny Banks officially classified the shootings at Pulse Nightclub as an "act of terrorism." The FBI, along with numerous other agencies, was investigating the shooting and it was not clear if it was an act of domestic or foreign terrorism.
  • Breaking: Orlando Pulse nightclub: multiple dead

    06/12/2016 4:24:14 AM PDT · by Enchante · 149 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 06/12/2016 | Christal Hayes and Gal Tziperman Lotan
    A gunman took multiple people hostage overnight inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where "multiple people" were killed and 42 were injured, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a morning news conference. The gunman, who has not been identified, was carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a "device." The Orange County Sheriff;s Office hazardous device team is now searching the area. Dozens of emergency vehicles surrounded the chaotic scene at the club at 1912 S. Orange Ave. after the 2 a.m. shooting and rescue squads were transporting multiple victims to area hospitals.
  • (Islamic terrorist) Gunman opens fire at Orlando gay nightclub

    06/12/2016 2:15:06 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 491 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 June 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    Gunshots rang out at an Orlando, Fla., gay club, striking at least 20 people early Sunday, according to a WESH-TV report. A witness saw what appeared to be one assailant opening fire with a semi-automatic firearm inside the nightclub and another outside the south Orlando venue from a vehicle. “We were just leaving the club and we started hearing the shots,” clubber Anthony Torres told the Daily News. “Everyone was running and screaming.”
  • Mark Levin finally admits Ben Sasse is a RINO “fraud”

    02/28/2016 10:13:42 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | 28 October 2015
    Duh… I’m sick and tired of pretend conservatives defending John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, when they’re selling this country down the river! (SNIP) In 2009, Ben Sasse heralded Medicare Part D as “the answer to Health Reform”. In 2010, Sasse was a “senior advisor” to Leavitt Partners– a consulting firm that worked to implement Obamacare. In a March, Sasse would not rule out apocalyptic, thermonuclear war with Russia over the annexation of Crimea. Sasse’s benefactor is none other than Mike Simmonds– the fast food pioneer who has declared that he would only support candidates that endorsed “complete amnesty”.
  • Club "Double Donald Trump" to be opened in Moscow just across the street from the US embassy

    01/13/2016 8:50:38 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 23 replies
    A political discussion club named "Double Donald Trump" may be opened in Moscow just across the street from the US embassy. The city news agency "Moskva" has a copy of the application form for registering this brand name. "The club is to be opened by some Russian Americans, who support Donald Trump's campaign for the US presidency. Mr. Trump knows about this and has taken the initiative positively. The club will provide meeting place for associates and will host political discussions. The opening date is this summer's beginning", said Mr. Anatoliy Aronov, the president of the "Pervaya Patentnaya Kompania" ["The...
  • David Gregory Elected Vice President of Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club

    01/04/2016 2:39:18 PM PST · by newstlnewss · 4 replies
    Sunset Hills-Ceestwood patch ^ | January 4, 2016 | newstlnewss
    JANUARY 4, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri…David Gregory, an attorney and lifelong resident of south St. Louis County, has been elected Vice President of the Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club in South St. Louis County. As vice president and member of the executive board, Gregory will help establish club policies and guide official business as well as help plan club activities, recommendations, positions, and responses to political action requests. In addition, Gregory will help establish an annual club operating budget and formulate annual goals and objectives. He was previously the organization’s treasurer. Gregory is an attorney and business owner. He earned...
  • (Weird) ... Police Find Spiked Baseball Bats Throughout San Francisco

    12/06/2015 4:31:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 |
    Police find spiked baseball bats throughout San Francisco San Francisco Police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city. San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning. Andraychak says 27 bats with spikes running through them have been found since then. The latest discovery was Friday in the Fishermen's Wharf area. Andraychak says the spikes on the objects allow them to be considered a prohibited or deadly weapon, which is...
  • Is There a FReeper Gun Club?

    11/14/2015 11:07:45 AM PST · by · 51 replies
    self | 11/14/15 | Red Fox
    If there is no Free Republic associated firearms bearers organized yet, I will start one.
  • NJ prosecutor: 'Fight club' at NJ day care (4 to 6 years old)

    09/02/2015 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    FOX 5NY ^ | 09/01/15
    Authorities in New Jersey say two employees of a day care center encouraged children to fight each other on at least one day. The Union County prosecutor charged Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle, with fourth-degree child abuse. Kenny was also charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors said the two women, who were employed at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, instigated fights among children who were between 4 and 6. Kenny shot video of the so-called fight club and shared them with friends on social media, authorities said. The videos show boys...
  • Rep. Franks defends Wil Cardon against vicious Club for Growth hits(CFG backed Jeff McFlake)

    06/21/2015 2:52:45 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    U. S. Rep. Trent Franks has taped this 30-second spot supporting AZ Senate candidate Wil Cardon, in which he unequivocally endorses Cardon as a “job creator,” “conservative Reagan Republican” and someone with the “business skills we need in the Senate to fix this economy.” Cardon began his campaign for the AZ U.S. Senate seat after Jon Kyl announced his retirement. Seeing Red AZ applauds Congressman Trent Franks for his enthusiastic support of businessman Wil Cardon. Franks’ message that “Wil Cardon will be a true conservative Republican senator we can trust” speaks between-the-lines volumes since he has served with Flake for...
  • School District Discriminates Against Pro-Life Clubs

    04/08/2015 5:14:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2015 | Blake Neff
    Two students seeking to start school pro-life clubs in Fargo, North Dakota, are claiming they are victims of unconstitutional discrimination from officials opposed to their cause.According to a complaint letter sent by the Thomas More Society (TMS), a public interest law firm assisting the students, Brigid O’Keefe of Fargo North High School and Katie McPherson of Fargo Davies High School have each spent months attempting to establish pro-life clubs at their schools, to no avail. McPherson first applied to found a club in September 2014, while O’Keefe applied last February. Both had their applications declined, with O’Keefe saying she and other potential club members were...
  • Vanity: What is the FCCLA Club?

    12/05/2014 8:48:31 AM PST · by jettester · 14 replies
    My High School-aged son brought home a flyer regarding a group at his school called the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Club and that there are dues required to to join. Do any of my fellow Freepers have any experience with this club/organization? In reading info about them at their website, I admit to the attractiveness of their motto and purpose but I also admit to being a little incredulous - that a Dept. of Ed backed program really cares about "family" and not just another avenue of indoctrination. Your feedback would be appreciated.
  • Two More Women are Accusing Bill Cosby of Assault

    11/22/2014 3:33:37 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    The Daily Mail | November 22, 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    Now two more women are coming out, accusing him, making it now up to seventeen women who have come out against him. 1) "Former comedy club manager claims Cosby gave her a Quaalude... and hours later woke up naked in his friend's bed" Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook 2) "Grandmother is latest to accuse Cosby: Former talent agent says the comedian 'drugged and attacked her during a party at his home while his wife was out of town'" Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Club for Growth Backs New Hampshire House Candidate

    06/29/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed state Rep. Marilinda Garcia in the GOP primary in New Hampshire’s 2nd District. Garcia faces former state Sen. Gary Lambert on Sept. 9, and the winner will challenge Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster in November.
  • 5th District hopeful Tom Horne challenges Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

    05/23/2014 4:49:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    A retired engineer and volunteer firefighter who joined the race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday said he’s unimpressed with the five-term incumbent and others in House Republican leadership on issues ranging from immigration to health care. Tom Horne, 65, of Nine Mile Falls, said he wants to replace the Affordable Care Act with a better system but questions House Republicans’ multiple votes to repeal it, only to have the bills die in the Senate.
  • Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass

    05/10/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/14 | kelly
    Church officials say they will “combat evil” by hosting a positive worship service to counter a Harvard group’s Satanic mass planned for Monday evening. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will host a Eucharistic procession from MIT to a nearby church for an hour of prayer, The Boston Globe reports. The religious procession will end up at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, just a 10-minutes walk from the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is set to hold a “black mass.” A black mass is a ritual performed as a parody of the...
  • D.C.'s 'Corrupt Bastards Club'

    10/20/2013 8:06:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/13 | Sarah Palin
    In Alaska we had a group of politicos who chuckled as they dubbed themselves the “CBC,” which stands for “Corrupt Bastards Club.” But it was no laughing matter. I, and many others, took them on. We won. When I served as chairman of our state’s Oil and Gas Commission, I reported on the cronyism of the chair of my own Party, who had been appointed by our governor to that same energy regulating commission. (Click here to see a reporter’s reaction to a short Newt Gingrich interview on the matter.) The whistle blowing resulted in him receiving the largest ethics...
  • Shooting suspect gun club membership rejected(CO)

    07/23/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 July, 2012 | Gillian Flaccus and Nicholas Riccardi AP
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes applied to join a Colorado gun range but never became a member after the owner became concerned over his “bizarre” message and behavior.
  • Area Man Joins Organization Where Nothing Much Ever Happens (Welcome to the 'Dull Men's Club')

    07/21/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/19/2012 | JENNIFER LEVITZ
    PEMBROKE, Mass.—Hugh Crossen found himself well into retirement and a little adrift. The former salesman missed meeting new people. As a hobby, he maintains a collection of 7,000 restaurant menus, but he says his wife, Joyce, "isn't as tickled with it as I am." "It takes up a lot of space in the cellar!" says his spouse. Fortunately, Mr. Crossen, who is 77 years old, found a new audience in the "Dull Men's Club," a regular gathering in this town south of Boston. There is no agenda other than to salute the quiet eccentricities of everyday life. The club started...
  • Marchers make their way through Pittsgrove Township to show support for USANA Gun Club(NJ)

    06/17/2012 4:03:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 16 June, 2012 | Michael Williams
    PITTSGROVE TWP. — With an American flag-style top hat on his head and a bullhorn in hand, President and Owner of USANA Gun Club Skip Myers stood on the roof of his indoor shooting range this morning. Below him, a crowd of roughly 60 to 70 supports for the gun club returned his cry of “God Bless America” as they prepared to march in protest of recent hearings between USANA and the Pittsgrove Township Planning Board. “They’re saying we can’t do the things we’ve been doing here for 45 years,” Myers said. “That’s what this march is about, waking somebody...
  • The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has a Woman Problem

    04/05/2012 11:35:53 AM PDT · by Arcy · 44 replies
    Time ^ | September 21, 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    Look at the senior women meeting with Obama in this White House photo at a dinner they called to discuss their invisibility. Look at their faces and body language. They are pissed off. Coverage in the Washington Post...focused attention on the frustration of Obama’s female advisers. But the problem has been obvious almost since Obama took office. And while the explanations so far have blamed members of the mostly-departed boys club–Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel–Obama himself is responsible for a work atmosphere that marginalizes and ignores women. "...there were only 58 women in the 142 highest senior staff positions at the...
  • Club for Growth's Andy Roth Discusses Presidential Candidates Economic Plans With Cavuto(Video)

    01/10/2012 11:26:19 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Club for Growth ^ | 1-9-2012 | David Keating
    Club for Growth's Andy Roth Discusses Presidential Candidates Economic Plans With Neil Cavuto January 9, 2012 David Keating Grading the candidates' plans to slash the national debt...
  • Charter School Accused of Becoming Adult Club at Night (Miami)

    09/02/2011 9:25:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 8 ^ | 9/02/11 | Kathleen McGrory
    Charter School Accused of Becoming Adult Club at NightBy Kathleen McGrory, The Miami Herald 6:15 a.m. EDT, September 2, 2011 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY— By day, the Balare Language Academy is an A-rated charter school, home to children in kindergarten through middle school. But when the kids are tucked into bed, Balare apparently becomes a playground of a different kind. Party fliers, printed and on the Web, indicate that the campus at 10875 Quail Roost Dr. has been hosting raunchy, booze-soaked bashes into the wee hours. One flier for an upcoming party features a voluptuous, scantily clad woman posing with champagne bottles....
  • 30 arrested at Bel-Ridge home (Yes We Can Social Club)

    08/15/2011 4:37:02 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 2 replies
    BEL-RIDGE • St. Louis County Police arrested 30 people at a Bel-Ridge house last week while they were executing a search warrant to look for evidence of prostitution, alcohol violations, drugs, and weapons. The house, in the 8800 block of Snowhill Court, was raided early Friday morning by the county's tactical operations, K-9, and special investigating units. The address is listed as the location of the "Yes We Can Social Club" on the Missouri Secretary of State's website. It was incorporated in January for the purposes of "recreation" and says that assets from the corporation would be given "to another...
  • Sultan (WA) nudist club fights gun range near its park

    01/11/2011 7:06:42 PM PST · by llevrok · 50 replies
    SULTAN, Wash. (AP) - A Sultan nudist club is suing to stop a public shooting range from being built near the park it runs for nude outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Bronson Club sued the state Board of Natural Resources and Snohomish County last week, saying the state can't transfer 150 acres of forestland to the county for a gun range. The lawsuit alleges state law requires the land be used for a public park. Club secretary Jodi Halfhill says it's not a good idea to have a shooting range a mile from a social camping club. The club has about 320...
  • Club for Growth examines Bachmann’s voting record

    06/28/2011 10:32:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/28/11 | Amanda Seitz
    The day after Rep. Michele Bachmann announced her bid for the White House, one conservative group released a glowing review of the presidential candidate’s record. The Club for Growth, a group that promotes slashing taxes and government spending, released a statement praising Bachmann for her “nearly perfect pro-growth record.” In a press release, Club for Growth President Chris Chocola expressed satisfaction with the possibility of Bachmann as the nation’s leader. “After reviewing her record, we are confident that Congresswoman Bachmann would be a pro-growth president,” Chocola said. Specifically, the group praised Bachmann for her call to reform entitlement programs such...
  • Schools Warned Not To Discrimate Against Homosexuals (Corpus Christi, TX)

    06/20/2011 6:14:15 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 24 replies
    KRIS-TV 6 ^ | Jun 20, 2011 7:26 PM
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan is weighing in on a controversial club started at Flour Bluff High School within the past year. Students at the school ran into some trouble starting a Gay-Straight Alliance on campus and claimed that the school administration was working against their efforts. Then the school board voted in March to allow the club to meet on campus, at least temporarily...
  • Barack Obama's private golf club

    06/06/2011 12:13:26 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies ^ | 6/6/11 4:33 AM EDT | Glenn Thrush
    House Speaker John Boehner has broken into one of the most exclusive groups in Washington — the small circle of old friends and administration officials President Barack Obama has invited for a round of golf. Boehner, who sports a fairway tan and an 8 handicap, will tee off with Obama June 18 — marking one of the only times the leader of the free world will have played with a Republican or a fellow elected official and the first time he will have played with a sitting member of Congress.
  • Club for Growth Picks Texas Senate Favorite

    06/02/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 2, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    The Club for Growth has endorsed former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R), becoming the second national conservative organization this week to back him in the crowded GOP primary for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's (R) seat. "Ted Cruz will fight for economic liberty and will be a stalwart defender of the U.S. Constitution," Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in a Thursday statement. "He will be an ally for other pro-growth Senators and Texans will be proud to have him representing them in Congress. Club Members will do everything they can to see that Ted Cruz is elected...
  • The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped (List of influential RATS too coincidental?)

    12/26/2010 10:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 7+ views
    Link only - The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped
  • Police: Security Guard Saved by Bullet-Proof Vest

    12/26/2010 9:08:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 25, 2010 | Nicole E. Matthews
    PHOENIX - A security guard for a gentlemen's club was shot early Christmas morning, but he survived, and Phoenix police say his ballistic vest may have saved his life. Police said the 25-year-old security guard was shot multiple times by Tekina Latu, 22, at the club, Chichis, near 19th Avenue and Campbell. He was shot several times in the vest. Police said there was a fight between two groups of people before they arrived at about 1 a.m. Saturday. The security guard and a bouncer broke up the fight and told everyone to leave. They said Latu became upset, pulled...
  • Strip club cited for lack of (workers' compensation insurance) coverage (700 charges)

    11/30/2010 7:55:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Item ^ | 11/28/10
    Strip club cited for lack of coverageThe Daily Item Sun Nov 28, 2010, 02:28 AM EST PORT TREVORTON -- The co-owners of a Snyder County strip club are facing more than 700 felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly failing to provide employees with workers' compensation insurance coverage. Melvin J. and Michelle Mowery, of 213 S. Molasses St., Mount Pleasant Mills, are each facing charges for not having workers' compensation insurance for employees at the Routes 11-15 club at times between January 2006 and March 2010, according to criminal complaints filed by William Beates, an investigator with the state Department of...
  • First Rule of Obamacare Club Is: You Do Not Talk About Obamacare Club

    08/31/2010 1:49:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    michelle malkin ^ | 8/31/10 | Doug Powers
    First they had to pass it so we could find out what’s in it, and now they know what’s in it but they can’t talk about it: The progressive coalition Health Care for America Now fought hard to pass health care reform. Now it’s fighting hard to help reelect lawmakers who voted for the bill — even if it means not talking about it. While polls show that health reform has become slightly more popular since passage, it’s still a polarizing issue, particularly in districts where Republicans and conservative groups have bombarded voters with negative ads. Now, HCAN’s field crews...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Shanghai’s Hot New ‘Obama Club’(Barf Alert)

    05/12/2010 3:13:37 PM PDT · by Fight4Freedom1 · 7 replies · 418+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5/12/2010
    CNN Tours Shanghai’s Hot New ‘Obama Club’ "Mr. Obama is an idol to our owners." See Video Here
  • Russian Firm Denies 'Club-K' Missiles Could Be Used By Terrorists

    04/29/2010 10:41:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 439+ views
    RFERL ^ | April 29, 2010 | Ron Synovitz
    Russian Firm Denies 'Club-K' Missiles Could Be Used By Terrorists April 29, 2010 By Ron Synovitz A new cruise-missile system being marketed by a Russian firm is attracting attention as a weapon that, according to its own promotional video, could transform ordinary civilian freight vehicles into long-range missile launchers. The weapon, known as the Club-K Container Missile System, has been promoted on the Internet and at international arms fairs by the Moscow-based defense firm Concern Morinformsystem-Agat. The state-controlled firm's marketing campaign describes a concealed and highly mobile satellite-guided missile system that could be hidden inside an ordinary cargo container --...
  • Poster Of President Obama Causing Controversy in Richmond

    09/28/2009 9:39:59 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 88 replies · 5,368+ views ^ | 09/27/09 | Catie Beck
    RICHMOND - A sign depicting President Barack Obama in the image of the joker from Batman is causing a stir. The large sign hangs outside Club Velvet in Shockoe Bottom and many in the community are reacting to it. And some are even asking the owner of the club to take it down. Thirteen year old Jamilia Cunningham is one of them. She says when she saw the banner she was left speechless and that the image is disrespectful to a man who has made history. "I wanted to be the first African American President and I am happy that...
  • Protection Sought Again For Giant, Spitting Worms

    06/30/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,127+ views
    CBS | AP ^ | 6/30/09
    Conservation Groups Again Seek Endangered Species Protection For Giant, Spitting Worm In Wash. (AP) Fans of the giant Palouse earthworm are once again seeking federal protection for the rare, sweet-smelling species that spits at predators. They filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the worm be protected as an endangered species.
  • Golf Iron + Urinal = UroClub!

    12/09/2008 11:44:33 AM PST · by TexCon · 26 replies · 943+ views
    Thoughts From A Texan ^ | November 12th, 2008 | Joseph "Tex" Dozier
    Had a few too many at the clubhouse before hitting the first nine…? The fountain continually fluidly flowing near the green making you somewhat cross-legged…? Drank a few too many beers and now you’re playing golf with a popped collar while hitting on the refreshments chick and trying not to piss yourself…? Have you ran way too often to the “concealed” protection of the nearby woods only to find the pair behind you thinking you’re strangely signaling them to play through…? Meet the UroClub (THIS IS NOT A JOKE). “The only club in your bag guaranteed to keep you out...
  • Fought Over Any Good Books Lately?

    12/09/2008 11:32:11 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 44 replies · 2,083+ views
    The NY Times ^ | December 5, 2008 | JOANNE KAUFMAN
    JOCELYN BOWIE was thrilled by the invitation to join a book group. She had just returned to her hometown, Bloomington, Ind., to take an administration job at Indiana University, and thought she had won a ticket to a top echelon. “I was hoping to network with all these women in upper-level jobs at I.U., then I found they were in the book group,” she said. “I thought, ‘Great! They’ll see how wonderful I am, and we’ll have these great conversations about books.’ ” Ms. Bowie cannot pinpoint the precise moment when disillusion replaced delight. Maybe it was the evening she...
  • The No 1 Muslim Ladies' Cycling Club

    11/27/2008 10:12:33 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 1,215+ views ^ | November 27, 2008 | Karen Bartlett
    Pull your brakes. Put your foot under. No, under. Set the pedal. Now release the brakes...” Most people remember learning to ride a bike. It is easier when you are 5 and not wearing a full hijab. It is also easier when small boys are not whizzing past on mini-BMXs laughing at you as their parents, on the way to Saturday morning shopping, stare and mutter under their breath. The participants in Britain's only known Muslim women's cycling club are having their weekly lesson in a small park close to the East London mosque. “Most have never ridden,” says Erika...
  • The Environmental Motor Company Making Detroit a subsidiary of the Sierra Club.

    11/23/2008 4:48:05 PM PST · by thetru · 5 replies · 686+ views ^ | 11/23/08 |
    When is $25 billion in taxpayer cash insufficient to bail out Detroit's auto makers? Answer: When the money is a tool of Congressional industrial policy to turn GM, Ford and Chrysler into agents of the Sierra Club and other green lobbies. AP Ford CEO Alan Mulally, Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli, and GM CEO Rick Wagoner at a Senate hearing on the state of the auto industry That's the little-understood subplot of the Washington melodrama over a taxpayer rescue for Detroit. In their public statements, proponents describe the bailout as an attempt to save jobs, American manufacturing and the middle-class way...
  • Dutch Club to Recycle Dancers' Energy

    08/19/2008 1:21:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 180+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 08/18/08 | Rachel Nolan
    Dutch Club to Recycle Dancers' Energy By Rachel Nolan Wind power is great. But what about all that energy you expend on the dance floor on Saturday night? A next-generation nightclub wants to use that energy to keep the strobes lit and the bass bumping. REUTERS Clubs use 150 times the power of normal households. New nightclubs in Rotterdam and London are harnessing human power to light "eco-clubs." First it was your mom nagging you to turn off the lights. Then came the brick in the toilet to save water, the long-life light bulbs and carbon credits to ease your...
  • Survey Finds 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual Clubs

    04/01/2008 1:43:58 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 25 replies · 441+ views
    TFP ^ | 04-01-08 | TFP Student Action
    Scandal: 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual ClubsHelp stop this scandal by signing the TFP’s urgent appeal to the presidents of Catholic universities Here is a list Catholic universities with pro-homosexual clubs Historically, Catholic universities have been beacons of truth. They have set a standard of intellectual progress and moral excellence. They have elevated culture, formed the minds of great men, and paved the way for abundant scientific breakthroughs. However, these beacons of truth are now failing. Moral values are being undermined on many Catholic campuses and the principles that once guided souls in the noble task of higher learning are...
  • Turkey warns against EU 'club of Christians'

    01/26/2008 2:24:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 174+ views
    Yahoo | AFP ^ | 1/26/08
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - - Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan warned the European Union against becoming a "club of Christians" as he pushed Saturday for Ankara's membership in the bloc. "If the EU finds itself as a club of Christians.... it is against the very soul of the EU," Babacan told reporters on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. EU heavyweights France and Germany are both opposed to full Turkish membership, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been particularly vocal on the issue, arguing that the mainly Muslim country does not...
  • Club for Growth: Membership has its priveleges

    11/12/2007 11:03:30 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 9 replies · 170+ views
    Nuke's News & Views ^ | 11/12/07 | Nuke Gingrich
    Club for Growth President Pat Toomey was recently quoted, "Earmark reform will shine a glaring light on the profligate pork barrel projects and the politicians who sponsor them," It didn't occur to him that earmark reform also exposes the recipients of multi-million dollar pork projects--including the largest contributors to The Club for Growth. Arkansas millionaire Jackson "Steve" Stephens, Jr., ... has been hounding Mike Huckabee for expanding government for the likes of providing health insurance for children of the working poor, building highways and keeping the sales tax on groceries to improved inadequate schools. Small government, that’s the mantra of...
  • Teen’s antiabortion club gets green light (Virginia high school)

    11/06/2007 6:30:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 161+ views ^ | 11/06/07
    Teen’s antiabortion club gets green light Virginia high school officials recently gave a green light to a teen’s request for a once-banned after-school antiabortion club, the Washington Post reported. "We just wanted the same rights as other clubs," 16-year-old Stephanie Hoffmeier told the Post. "It's not a radical thing to expect equal treatment." Stafford County, Virginia, school officials initially denied Hoffmeier’s spring request to host the club, which opposes abortion and promotes sexual abstinence, saying the club was not associated with school curriculum. Hoffmeier filed a lawsuit in September contending the decision violated her free-speech rights because other clubs with...