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  • Obama's Fish Tale: Spawned On By A Salmon

    09/03/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 9.3.2015 | Brakkton Booker
    It was supposed to be a routine photo op. During a historic trip to Alaska intended to call attention to climate change, President Obama got a bit of a surprise while at a fishing village at Kanakanak Beach. He was holding up a caught fish for the cameras when the salmon spawned on his shoes. It all started off so innocently. A local fisherwoman retrieved the salmon from a net in shallow water and handed it over to the leader of the free world. As soon as the president had the fish firmly in his grasp, nature took its course....
  • Hillary files for divorce. "Bill was cheating on me." A last-gasp play for sympathy? (Satire)

    09/03/2015 9:31:11 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 42 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Amidst an ever-growing scandal about her private email system, and multiple national security violations, Hillary Clinton today Tweeted that she had finally had enough of Bill's philandering ways and had filed for divorce.
  • Post-Dispatch reporter recovering after attack while covering Ferguson

    08/11/2015 2:36:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/10/15 | Kim Bell
    Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel was beaten, bloodied and robbed by a group of attackers as he covered the Ferguson protests Sunday night. Hampel said he was taking photos and videos of break-ins along West Florissant Avenue shortly before he was attacked. Suddenly, he said, he was rushed from behind. “I got swarmed, beaten down really bad,” he said. The attackers punched him in the face, hit him in the head at least three times and kicked him in the back of the head when he was on the ground, Hampel said. The attackers took his phone and wallet and left....
  • Protesters shut down Bernie Sanders rally

    08/08/2015 4:53:20 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 08, 2015, 05:59 pm | Elliot Smilowitz and Megan R. Wilson
    Protesters who claimed affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage during a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Seattle on Saturday, taking over the microphone and forcing Sanders to leave without ever speaking. Moments after Sanders took the stage at Westlake Park, two women and one man climbed the stage and confronted the Democratic presidential candidate, demanding a chance to speak. After several moments of confusion and confrontation, an event organizer took the microphone and said the protesters would be allowed to speak before Sanders.
  • Donald Trump's campaign has reportedly erupted into 'civil war'

    08/06/2015 2:48:18 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | August 6, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate magnate Donald Trump's presidential campaign is filled with internal conflict, New York magazine reported Thursday. "It turns out that, inside a campaign that's been built on attacking seemingly anyone and everyone, the staff has now turned to attacking each other," Gabriel Sherman wrote. Sherman added that the campaign's "civil war" broke out into the public view after Business Insider revealed a Trump adviser's history of racially provocative Facebook posts last week. The adviser, Sam Nunberg, was fired from the campaign as a result on Sunday.
  • K9 Bites Officer During Pursuit

    03/29/2015 6:33:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Mar 29, 2015 | Samantha Tatro
    A police dog bit an officer during a pursuit early Sunday morning. Shortly after 2:30 a.m., a police officer tried to pull over a driver for a traffic violation, San Diego Police said. The driver took off and lead officers on a short chase before jumping out of the car and running off near the intersection of Fairmont Avenue at Camino Del Rio North in Kensington. When the officer ran after him, he was bitten on the hand by his own K9 dog, police said. The officer was treated and will be okay. The suspect in the pursuit was arrested.
  • Exec who mocked Chick-Fil-A now on food stamps

    03/28/2015 9:00:36 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-28-15 | Ethel C. Fenig
    My, what a difference two and a half years and a nasty, self righteous video by a nasty, self righteous man make. In the summer of 2012, an individual who could only accept diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism as long as it agreed with his politically correct notions, posted a video of himself harassing a Chick-Fil-A order taker on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. That was the day those who actually believed in diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism chose to support the fast food chain against those who disagreed with the founder who opposed gay marriage. The founder didn't say he would...
  • #AskHamas Twitter campaign backfires: ‘Why did you murder 30 civilians?’

    03/16/2015 5:56:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 14, 2015 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM — A Twitter hashtag campaign launched by Hamas on Friday to build support in the West seems to be backfiring with users mocking the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. Hamas launched (hashtag)AskHamas on Friday. The campaign promised responses from the group’s leaders, or as they called it, “Truth from the mouth of the horse.” Some Twitter users swiftly responded with mockery.
  • AL SHARPTON FUMES AT NYPD AFTER VIAGRA PRESCRIPTION LEAKED TO PRESS

    01/08/2015 5:07:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/15 | Debra Heine
    The Reverend Al Sharpton lashed out at New York cops on Monday after they revealed to the New York Daily News that they found his Viagra prescription in the apartment of a lawyer friend recently cleared of rape charges. Sharpton claimed that he is “unembarrassable.” According to the NYDN, when asked about the find, “a shocked Sharpton” initially feigned ignorance about the RX note for the sex pills. “I don’t know anything about that, no, I don’t know anything about that,” Sharpton said, “after a speechless second.” He roared back a moment later, accusing the source who leaked the detail...
  • Welcome to ObamaCare 2015: Harvard faculty outraged over health care hikes (Schadenfreude Alert!)

    01/06/2015 3:20:26 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Turns out there’s no free lunch, even if you’re among those lucky few dining at the Harvard Faculty Club. The New York Times is feasting on the delicious uproar created by Harvard professors who are now outraged to be hit with higher health care costs as a result of ObamaCare. I hardly know where to start on this one. Perhaps with the fact that the article appears in the New York Times? I will let that one go for the moment. Here’s what’s clear: Health care costs at Harvard are going up. Immediately. And they are rising directly as a...
  • CA Illegal Immigrant at DMV: ‘Nobody’s Passing’ Written Test

    01/04/2015 11:53:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Many illegal immigrants at a Northern California DMV reportedly were failing the written exam when applying for driver’s licenses on Friday. Under the AB 60 law that Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed in 2013 and took effect at the start of 2015, illegal immigrants were able to apply for driver’s licenses on Friday. And nearly 1.4 illegal immigrants are expected to apply for licenses in California in the next three years. At a DMV in south Sacramento, Veronica Oropeza, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant who has reportedly been driving without a license for six years, reportedly failed her written exam twice....
  • Reid suffers broken ribs, bones in accident

    01/02/2015 8:01:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 116 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 2, 2015 | By CHARLES BABINGTON
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall. In a statement issued Friday, Reid's office said the 75-year-old senator was hospitalized overnight at University Medical Center in Las Vegas as a precaution and was released on Friday.
  • Harry Reid Breaks ‘A Number of Ribs and Bones in His Face’ in Exercise Accident

    01/02/2015 7:34:44 AM PST · by maddog55 · 186 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/02/2015 | Fred Lucas
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) fell and broke “a number of ribs and bones in his face” after an exercise accident in his home on Thursday, his office said. “On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson,” his office said in a statement Friday morning. “A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face.” “Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and...
  • Harry Reid Breaks 'Number of Ribs and Bones in His Face' While Exercising

    01/02/2015 10:46:24 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 2, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Harry Reid had an accident while exercising, the Senate Democratic leader's office tells reporters. Here's the full statement: “On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. “A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. “Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His doctors expect a full recovery. “Senator Reid was...
  • Mayor Emanuel’s Son Robbed Outside Family’s Lakeview Home

    12/20/2014 10:37:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    The teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson from the mayor’s office confirms. Police were called to the 4200 block of North Hermitage at 10:05 p.m. Friday for a report of a robbery on the street where there would normally already be a police presence. Emanuel’s 17-year-old son went out to make a phone call when he was jumped by two men who stole the teen’s cell phone.
  • Captain Kirk reacts to Miley Cyrus

    12/18/2014 12:31:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    youtube/AriesHeadFilms ^ | Aug 29, 2013 | AriesHeadFilms
    Captain Kirk reacts to Miley Cyrus Original USS Enterprise reacts to MTV's Video Music Awards - and Miley Cyrus. video only on link
  • a tearful Wendy Davis concedes defeat after trouncing in Texas

    11/05/2014 5:25:54 AM PST · by dennisw · 71 replies
    dailymail ^ | 4 November 2014 | David Martosko and Corey Charlton
    Alongside the mother who tried to kill her as a child, tearful Wendy Davis concedes defeat after trouncing in Texas Greg Abbott was landslide winner in Texas Tuesday evening as liberal darling Wendy Davis fizzled out Davis has conceded defeat, telling supporters to never give up and reassuring them the campaign was not fought in vain A teary-eyed Davis told her supporters it's OK to be disappointed, but not discouraged, by her loss, and to never give up and keep fighting with her Meanwhile, Davis' seat in the Texas Senate was taken by Republican Konni Burton, a member of the...
  • Ebola bumper stickers greet Obama’s arrival in southern California

    10/10/2014 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama’s arrival in southern California Thursday was greeted by a ripple of discontent about the administration’s handling of the Ebola epidemic. Bumper stickers reading “EBOLA,” with the middle letter replaced by the iconic Obama campaign “O,” have appeared on cars in the Los Angeles area. Truth Revolt, a conservative news site, published photos of three cars with the stickers on Wednesday. The president’s fundraising trip begins Thursday night at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Several posters depicting actress Ms. Paltrow as an “Obama Drone” have surfaced near her Brentwood home. One such poster near an elementary school includes...
  • Washington Man First to Buy Legal Weed in Spokane Is Fired After Spotted on News

    07/10/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Mike Boyer, 30, was canned Tuesday after waiting 20 hours to buy pot and immediately going home to smoke. He was called up for urine analysis after he was spotted on TV buying the pot. Boyer told The News he 'regrets nothing.'His high was quickly brought low. A Spokane, Wash. man was fired from his job as a security guard the same day he became the first person to legally buy weed in the city Tuesday. “I don’t regret it,” Mike Boyer told the Daily News Wednesday. “I’m sad it happened but I got the title: I’m No. 1. I...
  • Tokyo Rove’s anti-TEA party group saw donations drop by 98% 2012 to 2013

    02/03/2014 9:16:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you enjoy seeing an enemy’s nose rubbed in the dirt, you’ll love this story. Remember all of Karl “Tokyo” Rove’s attacks and snide remarks about the TEA party movement? Remember how he worked so hard to defeat TEA party backed candidates, belittling them at every opportunity? Well, all of that vitriol and bile has come back to bite Tokyo in the ass. He collected a massive $325 million war chest in the lead up to the 2012 elections, but misspent almost all of it. Rove, was a man who we could trust; he was a guy who would use...
  • Susan G. Komen Suffers 22% Drop in Donations, Due to Planned Parenthood Abortion Controversy

    01/08/2014 10:19:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Susan G. Komen suffered a 22 percent drop in donations last year, which may have been due to the controversy it recently had regarding its monetary ties to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. A spokeswoman for the breast cancer awareness organization acknowledged a strong decline in donations, according to the Associated Press. "Citing audited financial statements posted on its website this week, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer charity said contributions - including donations and corporate sponsorships - dropped from about $164 million from the fiscal year ending in March 2012 to $128 million in the year...
  • Antarctic ice breaker now stuck [Rescuing Liberals Trying to prove Global Warming! Oh, the irony!]

    12/28/2013 6:42:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Aysor ^ | 12/28/13
    South Pole weather has stymied a rescue by a Chinese icebreaker trying to reach an expedition vessel trapped for the past four days in frozen seas, a ship officer told CNN Friday. The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, was just six nautical miles away from the rescue, but now it's stuck in an Antarctica ice floe, too... "The vessel is fine, it's safe and everyone on board is very well," expedition leader Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at University of New South Wales in Australia told CNN. "Morale is really high."... The expedition to gauge the...
  • NEW YORK'S CULTURAL ELITE BLINDSIDED BY OBAMACARE

    12/17/2013 7:10:39 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | JOHN NOLTE
    If there is at least one benefit of ObamaCare it is watching those who supported nationalizing the purchase of mandated health insurance get their comeuppance. The New York Times reports that "many in New York’s professional and cultural elite" who supported Obama and ObamaCare, and carved themselves out a sweet little health insurance pool "to avoid the sky-high rates in New York’s individual insurance market," are now out in the cold with the rest of us...
  • CNN: Obamacare Website Crashes After December Relaunch (Video)

    12/01/2013 9:06:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 172 replies
    CNN via YouTube via Gateway Pundit ^ | December 1, 2013 | CNN Video on YouTube
    The Obama administration promised the healthcare.gov website would be fixed by today. The Obamacare reboot began with 11-hour website shutdown. That’s not all… Unfortunately there are still bugs and glitches. CNN reported this morning the website crashes during the signup process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59VTIDjKDZ4
  • Oh the irony, even Jimmy Carter points out Obama’s failure

    11/02/2013 12:05:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Jimmy Carter, the man considered by Republicans and Democrats alike as the most incompetent U.S. president in modern history, made comments that sure sounded like he called President Barack Obama incompetent over his handling of the Affordable Care Act. But if it helps, he did it in a nice way. Carter made the observation during an interview this week with Parade Magazine. “He’s done the best he could under the circumstances,” Carter said of Obama. “His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.”
  • Obamacare: Unfair to the young middle class, punished enough already (QQ)

    I’m a healthy 34-year-old with a taxable income hovering right around the Obamacare subsidy level who, for the last several years, has purchased a relatively inexpensive catastrophic health insurance plan from Blue Shield. I get to see the doctor four times a year for a $30 co-pay, and I won’t have to spend the rest of my life working off the debt if I get hit by a bus. .... When Obamacare comes fully online, it will do wonders to provide healthcare for people who were not eligible for Medicaid but still could not afford health insurance. If this system...
  • Norwegian Delicacies Foreigners Can't Stomach

    10/26/2013 3:50:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Oct 2013
    Norwegian cuisine is generally sneered at by the country's Scandinavian neighbours. This is unfair, as some of it is very tasty. But here's a list The Local has put together of 15 dishes foreigners find particularly challenging.The list, available here, mixes outlandish dishes made from things like sheeps' heads or fermented fish, with the boring but unpalatable, drawing on a group of Oslo expats for their opinions. Feel free to comment on any glaring omissions or complain about unfairly maligned favourites.
  • 22 Things Miley Cyrus Looked Like At The 2013 VMAs (FR got credit)

    08/27/2013 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | Dave Stopera
    <p>Miley Cyrus was many, many things on Sunday night. Let’s take a look.</p>
  • All claims dismissed against Paula Deen in employee lawsuit

    08/23/2013 2:35:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Today ^ | 8/23/13 | Meena Hart Duerson
    **SNIP** According to court documents filed in Savannah, Ga., all claims against the TV chef have been dismissed in the suit brought by former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson, with no award of costs or fees to any party. Jackson had sued on the grounds that the work environment at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, owned by Deen and her brother, subjected employees to sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The news comes two weeks after a federal judge threw out the lawsuit's race discrimination claims, stating that though others may have faced that discrimination in the restaurant, Jackson could not...
  • 12 Men Attack Thai School – Security Guard With Gun Handles the Situation (VIDEO)

    06/07/2013 2:46:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 13 March, 2013 | Chris Callahan
    The video above is visual proof to the importance of the Second Amendment and the right to protect yourself with a firearm. On March 11, a nursing school in Thailand was attacked in the early morning hours by 12 masked men wielding machetes. The nursing school is an all female institution for local 15- and 16-year-old girls in the Buriram Province. It is believed the motivation behind the attack was to lower moral and intimidate the all female institution. As you can see in the video above, the group of 12 men approach the school in the bed of a...
  • Republican Senate candidate calls congressman Markey ‘pond scum,’ claims dirty campaigning

    05/24/2013 10:39:10 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 34 replies
    boston globe ^ | 05/24/2013 12:43 PM | Stephanie Ebbert
    Republican candidate Gabriel E. Gomez ignited controversy on Thursday by calling his Democratic opponent for US Senate, a sitting congressman, “pond scum,” in an interview with a National Public Radio reporter on Thursday. Asked whether his candidate regretted his remarks, spokesman Will Ritter recounted that Gomez not only didn’t regret it, but went further in a television interview Thursday evening: “I was surprised at the controversy,” Ritter recounted Gomez saying. “Pond scum currently has a higher approval rating than Congress.”
  • Sheriff Arpaio's Obama Investigator (Lt. Mike Zullo): New Obama Revelations In Two Weeks

    05/20/2013 1:13:14 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 259 replies
    Lt. Mike Zullo ^ | 5-20-2013
    "In two weeks the naysayers will find out just how wrong they have been" - Mike Zullo
  • Video: National Public Radio's Betsy Liley Openly Admitted Obama Birther Cover Up

    04/28/2013 6:58:04 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 181 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | April 28, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Senior Director of Institutional Giving for NPR Betsy Liley said it is still a question of whether or not Barack Obama was born in the United States. She clearly is heard talking about a coverup, keeping the birther issue out of the news because it was “political” and even indicating that there was monkey business going on in Hawaii concerning Obama’s birth certificate. Listen to the brief audio below and see for yourself. Birthers are not just on the right. There are clearly birthers on the left, they just want to cover up the truth.
  • Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up

    03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 133 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2:57PM GMT 20 Mar 2013 | Robert Tait
    Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol. The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake. Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel. The sleek...
  • New survey shows ‘climate change’ still not catching on as a concern

    02/27/2013 12:39:34 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 26, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    International Surveys Show Environmental Issues Rank Low Among Most People’s ConcernsFrom the University of Chiago, Chicago, IL–A newly released international study reveals that the issue of climate change is not a priority for people in the United States and around the world.The surveys showed that when asked to rank priority worries, people were five times more likely to point to the economy over the environment. Additionally, when asked about climate change, people identified the issue as more of a national problem than a personal concern.Coordinated surveys, conducted by the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) in 33 countries from 1993...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper's 10pm show to be axed

    02/04/2013 1:28:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Anderson Cooper's 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed. The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between. However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show.
  • Obama Off To A Slow Start In Capitol Hill Gun Campaign

    01/26/2013 8:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Stanton
    President Barack Obama's campaign operation appeared to be getting off to a shakey start Friday, sending out an ill-timed email calling on millions of supporters to flood the Capitol Hill switchboard with calls supporting gun control. Call in campaigns can be a powerful tool in lobbying Congress: when done right, lawmakers' offices are inundated with thousands of constituents demanding to speak with the senator or congresswoman about a particular issue. Well-orchestrated campaigns can even result in the congressional switchboard going down for hours at a time, disrupting everyday life in the Capitol and giving everyone in the building a sense...
  • 2012 Voting Machines Altering Votes

    11/06/2012 8:35:28 AM PST · by Orange1998 · 30 replies
    "I asked the voters on either side of me if they had any problems and they reported they did not. I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it. She him hawed for a bit then calmly said "It's nothing to worry about, everything will be OK." and went back to what she was doing. I then recorded this video". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM&feature=youtu.be
  • Sticker shock at California gas stations

    10/07/2012 12:37:44 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | October 6, 2012 | John Blackstone
    In San Francisco the average is $4.69 a gallon. The lack of buyers at station charging $5.09 shows drivers have their limits. California pollution rules require a gasoline blend that isn't readily available from refineries outside the state..
  • Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000'

    08/25/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 25, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000' Some weeks Mr. Gore heads to San Francisco, where he has a luxury apartment at the St. Regis tower, to work on venture capital projects or visit his new girlfriend. And some nights he checks into the Regency in New York,
  • Civil Disobedience: Dallas Gay Couple Arrested after being denied marriage license

    07/09/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    Instinct Magazine ^ | July 6 2012 | Instinct Staff
    An image that could easily be mistaken for coming out of St. Petersburg, Russia has emerged from Dallas, Texas, where a couple was arrested for attempting to obtain a marriage license. Details follow. Mark "Major" Jiminez and Beau Chandler were lead out of the Dallas County Clerk's Office on Thursday in handcuffs. The couple applied for a marriage license and refused to leave the office after being denied based on their sexual orientation. The Dallas Voice reports: Once in the license bureau on Thursday afternoon, Chandler and Jiminez filled out the paperwork. Chandler crossed out the word “bride” and wrote...
  • Suspected auto theft hogtied by intended victim and hung from fence

    06/22/2012 6:21:18 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    krmg.com ^ | 19 June 2012 | Russell Mills
    Tulsa police say a reported abduction attempt turned out to be a case of two men catching a man who tried to steal a car, then tying him to a fence while they waited for officers to arrive. It happened Monday shortly after noon in the 1000 block of N. Garnett Road. Police say the victim and his friend were bailing hay in a field when they saw a man get into the vehicle and drive away. The owner had left his keys in the car, police say. They followed the would be thief until he got stopped in traffic...
  • Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery

    06/04/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 4, 2012 | Billy House
    A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol. No, this wasn’t one of those unexpected guest appearances for celebrities to talk to reporters about some favorite cause. This splash came from an exploding urinal. More specifically, something suddenly broke in the piping of the third-floor urinal, and water began spewing from beneath the men’s room door. As the water flowed, it first surrounded the Associated Press’s working area, then spread toward both ends of the gallery, which was occupied by fewer than usual reporters and staffers, because the House is out of...
  • George Lucas might build affordable housing

    05/20/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/20/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas could, indeed, make good on his idea of building affordable housing right next door to the high-income NIMBYs who blocked his plans for a production studio near his Lucas Valley ranch complex. His Marin County neighbors and conservationists have dismissed Lucas' musings as sour grapes, and say low-income housing could never be built in such a remote and environmentally sensitive location.But those in the know disagree.There's a feeling on the Board of Supervisors, which has final say over the project, that it fits into the county's desire for more low-income housing - and by the...
  • Forget global warming... glaciers in Asian mountain range are actually getting BIGGER

    04/15/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 April 2012 | Ian Garland
    Photos taken by a French satellite show glaciers in a mountain range west of the Himalayas have grown during the last decade. The growing glaciers were found in the Karakoram range, which spans the borders between Pakistan, India and China and is home to the world's second highest peak, K2. The startling find has baffled scientists ... French scientists from the National Centre for Scientific Research and the University of Grenoble, were forced to rely on satellite images, to study the region - because much of the Karakoram range is inaccessible. They compared observations made in 1999 and 2008 and...
  • With all the crap flying around in the world today, wouldn't this be a good time for a Joke Thread?

    03/03/2012 3:29:56 PM PST · by pingman · 150 replies
    The depths of my evil mind | March 3rd | Me, myself & I
    I'll start: How is a marriage like a deck of cards? You start out with two hearts and a diamond, but after awhile you're looking for a club and a spade. (rimshot!)
  • After encampment ends, NYC Occupiers become nomads

    01/12/2012 11:41:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/12/12 | MEGHAN BARR
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing. The refugees from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park had found their way to his cavernous Presbyterian church on a cold winter evening, hoping to stay for a few nights, maybe longer. It was the latest stopover for the nomadic group, which has been living in a rotating series of churches since the city shut down its camp in November. "There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened,"...
  • Todd Palin Endorses Newt Gingrich

    01/09/2012 10:13:50 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 284 replies · 6+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | ABC News’ Santina Leuci and Z. Byron Wolf reporting
    Sarah Palin’s husband is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, Todd Palin told ABC News today. But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and John McCain’s 2008 Republican running mate, has yet to decide “who is best able to go up against Barack Obama,” Todd Palin said. Palin said he has not spoken to Gingrich or anyone from the former House speaker’s campaign. But he said he respects Gingrich for what he went through in the 1990s and compared that scrutiny in public life to what Sarah Palin went through during her run for the vice presidency.
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Iowa finish could knock Perry out of SC debate

    01/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, appears doomed to a fifth-place finish in Iowa. Unless he drops out, that would make South Carolina his last stand against Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The problem is that he might not receive an invitation to an upcoming South Carolina debate (given the debate criteria). Candidates can qualify to participate in the CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate January 19th (two days before the South Carolina primary) in one of four ways. First and second, they can place in the top four in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Third and fourth, they can qualify by averaging seven...