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  • A mother, but not a woman (Mega Barf)

    08/19/2019 3:36:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | AUG 16, 2019 | Samantha Schmidt
    The first thing Braiden Schirtzinger felt was the pop — like a bursting balloon. A doctor had said today could be the day, and a Google search said exercise could help speed up the process. So here Braiden was, under a warm late-April sun shaded by oak and willow trees, taking a third lap around a suburban Virginia neighborhood, determined to walk out a baby. Braiden stopped on the sidewalk, feeling the liquid trickling through baggy gray basketball shorts. “Mom, get in the car,” Braiden said over the phone. “My water just broke.” For nine exhausting months, Braiden had lived...
  • Taxing tampons isn’t just unfair, it’s unconstitutional

    07/11/2019 4:43:23 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 116 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2019 | Erwin Chemerinsky & Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
    If the government were to require that only men or only women had to pay a tax of several hundred dollars a year solely because of their sex, that would be an unconstitutional denial of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Yet that is exactly the effect of the so-called tampon tax.
  • Donald Trump in uniform

    11/11/2016 6:19:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    Though he never served in the US Military, he is familiar with military manners, customs and regalia
  • Miley Cyrus is done with red carpets because people are starving — makes perfect sense

    09/14/2016 12:56:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 14, 2016 | Christie D'Zurilla
    People in this world are suffering, and Miley Cyrus is taking that very seriously — by ditching her publicist and skipping future red carpets. "[A year ago] I had to do the [‘A Very Murray Christmas’] premiere, and I will never do a red carpet again,” she tells Elle in its October issue. “Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that's red? Because I'm 'important'? Because I'm 'famous'? That's not how I roll. It's like a skit — it's like ‘Zoolander.’"See, Miley’s not “doing it” anymore, she says, and by “doing it” she means putting on an act, being disingenuous, having people suck...
  • Ted Cruz, the man who believes god wants him to be president

    04/09/2016 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 252 replies
    Daily Express ^ | April 8, 2016 | Chris Roycroft-Davis
    SENATOR Ted Cruz may be dubbed the most despised man in Washington but he is certain God wants him to be the next president of the US. snip What is disconcerting is the paradox that such a religious person as Cruz can attract such hatred. If you think hatred is a strong word this is what Cruz’s college room-mate says of him: “I would rather have anybody else be the president of the United States. Anyone. I would rather pick somebody from the phone book.” In case the US did not get the message, Craig Mazin – now a scriptwriter...
  • Lead Like Patton At Bastogne (Is Trump like Patton?)

    12/26/2015 3:43:19 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/14/2010 @ 1:10PM | Geoff Loftus
    It was the greatest moment of Pattons career and a welcome, day-late Christmas present for the surrounded heroes of Bastogne. The Americans went on to smash the Germans at the Bulge, one of the most significant victories of the war. Desperate for a miracle amid the crisis, the Americans got what they needed from Patton, who stayed completely confident in himself, his troops and his policy of aggression. That confidence enabled him to take the big risks necessary for a miracle. With the economic recovery going in fits and starts, you might want to do a little miracle working of...
  • An "Amen" from a Priest for the President

    02/06/2015 4:16:44 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 5, 2015 | Rev. Susan Russell, Episcopal priest and activist from Pasadena, Calif.
    So President Obama is evidently taking a ration of right-wing blow back for comments at today's National Prayer Breakfast comparing the heinous actions of ISIS to the heinous actions of the Crusades. "Critics Pounce" read one headline. "Outrage" read another Here's what's outrageous: Christians who don't know their own history. Like the story of the Cathars -- a Christian sect deemed heretical in the 13th century and savagely butchered by Christian Crusaders in France.
  • Mandela Day celebrations around the world (95th birthday)

    07/18/2013 10:38:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/13 | Associated Press
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The world is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day with acts of community service and messages of goodwill to the former South African president who remains hospitalized on his 95th birthday. Here are some of the international events: UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. hosted an informal General Assembly in honor of Mandela which was addressed by former United States President Bill Clinton and co-prisoner and Mandela friend Andrew Mlangeni. U.N. staff also helped to rebuild homes in Long Island destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. WASHINGTON: The Congressional Black Caucus celebrated the life and legacy of Mandela at the Emancipation Hall in...
  • Are dinosaurs fossils really that old? [vanity]

    10/28/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 226 replies · 1+ views
    I read that carbon dating method is only accurate for up to 30,000 yrs. So how are scientists coming up with millions yrs. old fossils? For all we know dinosaurs died off not millions but 100's of thousands of yrs ago.
  • Poll: Who Would You Like To See As Sarah Palin’s Vice President?

    08/10/2011 3:12:15 PM PDT · by curth · 173 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 8/10/2011 | Gary Jackson
    Been a lot of talk lately about who would make the best Vice President to serve with President Sarah Palin. Vice Presidential candidates are chosen for a number of reasons. Often they are chosen merely because they can deliver a state or a region that can help the presidential candidate win. There are better reasons though. We fully expect Sarah Palin to have a 50 state strategy for victory and while someone from certain regions may be helpful more than others, we’d like to see a different criteria. Anyone who knows Governor Palin’s record knows she and her team hit...
  • Rush Limbaugh - We Are All Sarah Palin Now

    07/29/2011 11:19:19 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 91 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 7/29/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush: "We are the hostages, we are equal time, we are paying the ransom all the time…you wanna talk about craven villains, look no further than the Oval Office...the new anybody who disagrees with the Democrats are terrorists, racist terrorists...We are now all Sarah Palin"
  • Sarah Palin a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making

    05/07/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Associated Content ^ | May 4, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    It is considered unusual for a former governor who holds no public office and is not currently running for another to have a foreign policy adviser. But Sarah Palin, not known for being conventional, has chosen Peter Schweizer for that job. Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution with expertise in international relations, national security affairs, and the U.S. presidency. He is also the author of a number of books, including two on President Reagan, one on the Bush family, and a critique on the effects of big government on the world economy. Most recently, Schweizer published a...
  • Sarah Palin keeps getting everything right

    04/25/2011 9:19:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 25, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    For a silly hick snowbilly who doesn’t know anything, whom loving and tolerant liberals call a “special needs case” in honor of the new civility, Sarah Palin is establishing a track record on the issues that is, over the past year or two, without equal. On Libya, Palin saw that indecision and lack of clear leadership would not do any good. We had to be in it to win it. So what our president said at first, that our mission is to see Qaddafi go, he’s got to go, but then we’re told by one of his top advisers, the...
  • Sarah Palin's Leadership through a Civil War Prism

    04/24/2011 3:03:57 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 55 replies
    vanity | 04/24/2011 | Brice Crossroads
    Political campaigns bear a striking resemblance to military campaigns. Both involve strategy, an awareness of the environment (a "grasp of the ground" in military parlance) and the concentration of forces and resources at the crucial point where the enemy is weak. Armies that are well led tend to win, while those who are poorly led tend to lose. Since we entered the sesquicentennial of the Civil War on April 12, 2011, I was reflecting on some of the peculiar abilities and gifts of the great military leaders of the American Civil War compared to those so far displayed by Governor...
  • UC Irvine says MLK Day menu was in poor taste

    01/27/2011 1:04:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 66 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/27/11
    Irvine, Calif. (AP) -- A California university says it was bad taste to serve chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Officials at the University of California, Irvine, say the menu of stereotypical black food was served on Jan. 17 ...
  • Leadership Material: Sarah Palin

    01/18/2011 10:27:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | January 18, 2011 | Mary Selby
    An animated conversation ensued around the lunch table, as Sarah Palin, her leadership and potential as a Presidential candidate was heatedly discussed. The women, all home schooling moms and conservative Christians from various backgrounds, passionately voiced opinions that ranged from a high level of respect for Governor Palin, to a concern for her family, if she runs for President. One mom held the conviction that women should not be in positions of leadership over men. I respect her opinions, though I do not agree with them. I decided to do some Biblical digging to see what women in the Bible...
  • All I Want For Christmas, President Palin

    12/23/2010 10:22:25 AM PST · by factmart · 122 replies · 4+ views
    12/23/2010 | factmart
    I just hope that in November 2012 we will elect Sarah Palin as President!
  • Congratulations, Sarah Palin: “Refudiate” Named Word of the Year

    11/15/2010 12:54:19 PM PST · by onyx · 116 replies
    ABC ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2010 | The Note
    Sarah Palin has officially changed the modern lexicon, one tweet at a time. While one might expect the New Oxford American Dictionary to refudiate the former Alaska governor’s favorite verb, today they embraced it, announcing “refudiate” as the official 2010 word of the year. "From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used 'refudiate,' we have concluded that neither 'refute' nor 'repudiate' seems consistently precise, and that 'refudiate' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of 'reject.' "the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release. Palin’s use of “refudiate,”...
  • PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Bizarre Giant-Headed Predator Found

    03/19/2009 6:05:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies · 2,808+ views
    National Geographic ^ | March 19, 2009 | Christine Dell'Amore
    A giant head and gill-covered body make this newly reconstructed creature (pictured) "one of most bizarre fossil creatures that there is," one scientist said. The 505-million-year-old critter was first identified in 1912 from fossil pieces. Over the years, bits of it showed up in museum collections mislabeled as jellyfish, sea cucumbers, and various other creatures. But expeditions in the 1990s began to uncover more complete specimens, which suggested the animal, dubbed Hurdia Victoria, was much more unique than previously thought. Now, a well-preserved specimen found in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., and...
  • Fair Tax Save The Nation Petition

    02/28/2009 5:21:35 PM PST · by Man50D · 13 replies · 539+ views
    You Can Help Save the Nation For Tax Day 2009, we're collecting names to send a message to President Obama about the FairTax, the real stimulus package America needs now more than never. You can make a difference by raising your voice for the FairTax during this critical time for our country. Help us send a powerful message to the White House: Read the "Save the Nation" petition to the right and add your name below.