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  • Hope about Trump quickly realized!

    02/17/2017 9:56:41 AM PST · by georgiegirl · 15 replies
    Self | 2/17/2017 | georgiegirl
    Dear Freepers, I have compiled a list of Trump's accomplishments in the last month. I want to publish this in our local weekly newspaper in response to an anti-Trump editorial. Please let me know if I need to add or change anything. (Jim Robinson's original list of Trump's promises was my inspiration). Thank you!
  • What Would You Rather See From President Trump First?

    02/09/2017 8:37:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    02/09/17
    What would you rather see from President Trump first? Broad Tax Cuts or Obamacare Repeal
  • Kristol: It’s profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim America first

    01/22/2017 10:45:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 144 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 01/21/17 | Scott Morefield
    The Chinese put China first. The Russians put Russia first. Israelis believe in Israel first. So, what’s wrong with Americans seeking to put our country before a faceless, vacuous globalism that has eaten away at our manufacturing base, taken the lives of our best and brightest overseas, and threatened our standard of living for decades? According to neoconservatives like Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, apparently a lot. Kristol let out a tweetstorm before and during Donald Trump’s “America First” themed inauguration speech Friday, highlighted by this gem: "I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear...
  • Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

    11/10/2016 9:33:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 65 replies
    NPR ^ | 9 Nov 2016 | Amita Kelly
    (Snip) "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter." What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter — and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC: * FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress; * SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce...
  • Meet the next First Lady [If Hillary wins]

    08/29/2016 8:51:04 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 8 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | August 29, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Meet the next First Lady (if Hillary wins): Huma Abedin
  • MILESTONE OR MILLSTONE?

    07/19/2016 3:33:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    https://howiecarrshow.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Howie Carr
    The headlines for the last 24 hours have been about a certain milestone having been achieved in America. (SNIP) First time a major political party has nominated a woman who helped Russia acquire 20% of America’s uranium supply. It’s the first time a major political party has nominated an amateur cattle futures trader with 100% accuracy after having read the Wall Street Journal. First time a major political party has nominated a lawyer who defended a child rapist and laughed about it. First time a major political party has nominated a lawyer who was kicked off the Watergate committee due...
  • Fort Knox first military post to go 'off the grid'

    05/21/2015 8:06:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    After tapping into solar, wind, geothermal and now natural gas resources on post, Fort Knox has become the first U.S. military installation to go “off the grid.” The installation announced Wednesday it added 28 natural gas wells to its arsenal of energy-creating sources which already includes almost 6,000 geothermal wells, two wind turbines and 3.59 megawatts of solar panels. With the additions, Fort Knox will be able to produce more energy than it needs — about 44 megawatts a day. It typically uses about 20 daily, but has approached 50 before, officials said. With that kind of power, when Hardin...
  • Woman accused of telling ‘boyfriend’ she met online to close his eyes, hitting him with bat

    04/13/2015 7:59:53 PM PDT · by seantruet · 63 replies
    albasun ^ | seantruet
    Woman in online relationship beats man with bat at first meeting because she didn't want to date him anymore. A 24-year-old Oregon woman and a 26-year-old Alabama man had been dating over the Internet since 2013 and agreed this spring he would move to Oregon and live with her... read more http://www.albasun.com/2015/04/oregon-woman-beats-boyfriend-at-first-meeting.html
  • The First Amendment Should Never Protect Hatred

    03/19/2015 6:12:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Tanya Cohen
    One of the most admirable things about Europe is that most (if not all) of the right-wing rhetoric that you hear in the US is explicitly against the law there. For example, attempting to link Islam with terrorism, saying that gay marriage isn’t really marriage, or saying that trans women aren’t really women would get you charged with discrimination and/or incitement to hatred. Numerous European public figures have been charged with hate crimes for implying that large-scale immigration is connected to higher crime. In fact, a politician in Sweden was prosecuted for hate crimes for posting statistics about immigrant crime...
  • Planck telescope puts new datestamp on first stars

    02/05/2015 1:55:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/5/15 | BBC
    Scientists working on Europe's Planck satellite say the first stars in the Universe lit up later than was previously thought. The team has made the most precise map of the "oldest light" in the cosmos. Earlier observations of this radiation had suggested that the first generation of stars burst into life about 420 million years after the Big Bang. The new Planck data now indicates they fired up around 560 million years after the Universe got going. "This difference of 140 million years might not seem that significant in the context of the 13.8-billion-year history of the cosmos, but proportionately...
  • Oregon’s 'first lady,' Gov. Kitzhaber's fiancee, admits to pot growing past

    10/14/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The colorful past of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancee includes a phase as an aspiring marijuana farmer.
  • Senate Joint Resolution 19 'intended to limit free speech'

    09/05/2014 6:46:34 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 9/4/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    US Senate to Protect the Media Monopoly's Right to Corrupt Presidential Elections   An apocryphal story from the good old 1960s tells of $3 million found under the bed of a deceased congressman, with the question automatically asked, at that time, “how does an honest, $50,000 per year congressman accumulate that kind of money?” These days, newspapers don’t blink at the President’s $10 net worth—chump change compared with the $100s millions accumulated by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, remuneration for—speaker’s fees.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, slumming at only $3 million to $10 million, made hay clamoring for public...
  • Daughter of first American killed in Afghanistan learns freed Taliban leader was behind it

    06/13/2014 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/14 | Hollie McKay
    Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death. In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet...
  • Weekend respite from it all I have a (vanity) question...

    03/29/2014 10:03:44 AM PDT · by Baynative · 71 replies
    Just me ^ | 3/29/14 | baynative
    Politics and Obama are wearing me down. So, I'm thinking of one of my favorite subjects and looking for some comments on remembering "the first time".
  • WH Now Partnering With Amateur 'iReporters' on First Lady's China Trip

    03/20/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/20/14 | JERYL BIER
    The professional press corps has been frozen out of Michelle Obama's swing through China. But the White House has partnered with CNN to bring in amateurs. Katie Hawkins-Gaar, a CNN editor, coordinated the effort to solicit and accumulate submissions from "iReporters" interested in asking questions about the "importance of students learning from one another's cultures," Mrs. Obama's stated emphasis for this trip. The White House's webpage dedicated to the first lady's trip describes the "assignment" as follows: CNN iReport Assignment: iReporters in the U.S. and around the world have submitted questions for the First Lady about study abroad. Stay tuned to watch Mrs. Obama answer...
  • Predator Drone Used to Arrest American Ranch Family

    02/06/2014 6:02:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2014 - 1:27 PM | Barbara Boland
    A Predator drone designed to catch terrorists in Afghanistan was used to track a recalcitrant North Dakota rancher and his sons accused of cattle thieving and monitor them to see when they were unarmed and alert the police in a case believed to be the first where an American citizen was arrested with the aid of a drone. On Jan. 14, 2014, Rodney Brossart was acquitted of stealing cattle and criminal mischief, but convicted of terrorizing police (a conviction he is appealing) and sentenced to three years in prison with all but six months suspended. This all stems from an...
  • Detroit poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974

    11/03/2013 1:44:11 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 3, 2013 | Alana Semuels
    DETROIT — The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the Vietnam War was just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade. But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether it is eligible for bankruptcy protection, is set to elect its first white mayor since 1974, Mike Duggan, and by an overwhelming margin. Recent polls show Duggan up by a nearly 2-1 margin over his opponent, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, in a city that is 82% African American.
  • Driver cited for wearing Google Glass may be first in nation

    11/02/2013 2:40:12 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review/MCT News ^ | November1, 2013 | Tony Perry
    Excerpt: Yes, you can get a ticket for driving while wearing the new eyewear-like Google Glass wearable computer, which is now being tested nationwide for possible entry into the consumer market. Cecilia Abadie, 44, who lives in Temecula and works at a golf store in San Diego, got just such a ticket Tuesday night after being stopped for speeding by a California Highway Patrol officer. Quickly, Abadie posted a note on the Internet: "A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! ... Is Google Glass illegal while driving or is this cop...
  • Dianne Feinstein: First Amendment Is A Special Privilege

    10/31/2013 5:57:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    sipsey street irregulars ^ | 10/31/13 | Dutchman6
    Here is the evil queen's actual money-quote footage from the Senate floor on who will be selected to become government "approved" reporters. Video - 3:13 Pay close attention, folks. We're standing on the ledge of Federally Issued, Press-Pass Identity Cards for "Gov't Allowed" Reporters. No others need apply. Got a video camera, or audio recorder ? Make sure your Ausweise* is in order. (Permission to be on Reich Property)
  • AF couple receives first same-sex join spouse assignment

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (AFNS) -- They waited patiently each day, week and month checking the news, filing repeals and losing hope. But, Master Sgt. Angela Shunk and Tech. Sgt. Stacy Shunk received the news they had been longing for on Sept. 3, 2013, when the two Aviano Airmen were informed that they had received an assignment together under the join spouse program - the first of its kind in the Air Force since a Supreme Court decision about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Prior to the June 26 decision, the Shunks were faced with the near...