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  • Troll fest: Obama administration now picking a fight with Republicans over Alaska drilling

    01/25/2015 11:53:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The White House’s Troll Fest, 2015 continues apace. In fact, if you are getting the impression by now that the Obama administration has no higher priority than provoking fights with Republicans, you’re probably right. On Sunday, the White House leaked a proposal to The Washington Post in which the administration revealed plans to make the 1.4 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and parts of the Arctic Ocean off limits to drilling. Some of this can be accomplished via new regulations administered by the Department of the Interior, but not entirely. They have also proposed additional restrictions on oil...
  • SARAH PALIN ON GOP MAJORITY: Its Not Just the Patriots Who Are Dealing with Deflated Balls

    01/23/2015 12:54:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 1/23/15 | Jason Howerton, The Blaze
    LAS VEGAS Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin declined to speculate on a potential 2016 run Thursday at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, but she did offer the GOP some free political advice. We caught up with Palin as she was promoting the second season of her show, Amazing America, which airs on the Sportsman Channel Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET. Im not going to talk politics except to say the GOP had better go on offense. Man, they are not going to win any game on defense, she told TheBlaze. Being in the majority there in D.C....
  • Customer files complaint against bakery for refusing to make anti-gay cake

    01/22/2015 10:23:33 AM PST · by redreno · 30 replies
    DENVER If bakeries can be compelled to make wedding cakes for same-sex marriages, can they also be forced to create anti-gay cakes? Thats the question before the Colorado Civil Rights Division after a customer filed a complaint against Azucar Bakery in Denver for refusing to write anti-gay messages on a Bible-shaped cake.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry To Send Diana Ross To ISIS To Sing "Stop! In The Name Of Love" (SATIRE)

    01/22/2015 5:20:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies
    Conservative News Facebook Page ^ | N/A | Conservative News
  • The Top Five Takeaways From The #SOTU

    01/21/2015 3:09:54 AM PST · by absentee · 11 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/20/2014 | Caleb Howe
    Tonight the President delivered his State of the Union remarks. It was a grandiose speech with lofty ideals, delivered with all of the considerable rhetorical charms at his disposal, sure to go down in history as a prime exemplar of "how it's done." Wait .. hang on. I've just been informed that I was watching March of the Penguins. My bad. As it turns out, the President's speech was pretty humdrum and more than a little silly in places, delivered with all the contrived bluster of his considerable self-regard and gift for delusion. Eh, close enough. Nevertheless, in the spirit...
  • Why Both Sides Are Lying About the Death Toll in Ukraine

    01/20/2015 10:33:58 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Conflict News ^ | 1-19-2015 | Michael Cruickshank
    Currently, according to the latest UN reports and official statements in recent days from both sides, the number of dead in the War in Ukraine now stands at over 5000. Of course, while this figure is the official toll, there are unfortunately many reasons for us to doubt its veracity. Sadly, the truth is that both sides have been significantly under reporting the number of soldiers lost, and due to this fact the number of dead in the conflict is probably several thousand more than what is being officially reported. But what motivation do both sides have for this sort...
  • Were Those Obama's SOTU Writers, Or the Oscar Nominees?

    01/20/2015 8:45:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tuning into the middle of a Morning Joe segment today, at first I assumed that MSNBC's Ari Melber was chatting with the Oscar nominees. But no, turns out Melber had scored interviews with President Obama's SOTU speechwriting team. You'll excuse my confusion. As you'll see, just like the Oscar hopefuls, the SOTU writers appeared to be a panorama of people of pallor. Melber had been given special behind-the-scenes White House access this past Friday night to do his piece. As the cameras roamed around, a couple of presumably relatively junior African-American staffers could be seen. But the senior folks, those...
  • #Equality - A short film by Neel Kolhatkar (video; dystopia)

    01/19/2015 11:04:22 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 6 replies ^ | Jan 18th, 2015 | Neel Kolhatkar
    Humorous short video portrayal of the utopian society of the future. Click link to watch.
  • Loafers scraped bottom for these barrel bums

    01/16/2015 9:02:12 AM PST · by AU72 · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 16, 2015 | Howie Carr
    This was a terrorist attack — on the working people of Boston, by non-working blow-in drifters, losers and knuckleheads. A guy I know from my radio show was using his cellphone to record everything in East Milton Square yesterday during the worst of it. A couple of these bums were on the overpass, wearing the green caps they used to wear during Occupy. (What a coincidence!) The hippies were watching the girls down below blocking traffic coming into the city. Handcuffed to the 50-gallon drums, the gals looked like a pair of beached whales. My friend says to these two...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots (MSM misleading headline)

    01/16/2015 5:53:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Newscape ^ | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom. In a speech to the Republican National Committee's winter meeting outside San Diego, the former neurosurgeon and conservative favorite praised American patriots for their willingness to give their lives for their beliefs. Then he mentioned the Islamic State group. "They got the wrong philosophy, but they're willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness," he said as Republican officials from...
  • The Joke Must Remain On Radical Islam

    01/15/2015 4:44:59 PM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 17 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | January 15, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    So a priest, an imam and a rabbi walk into a bar. The bartender says, Whats this? A joke? Yes, and its funny, so accustomed are we to religious humor and wit that pokes fun at humanity and the powerful who govern it. Though humor is in the eye of the beholder, its historic purpose is to induce us to Think Again. Truth-telling with laughter whether by medieval court jesters, cartoonists, humorists such as Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin impersonating Hitler in The Great Dictator, comedy troupes such as Monty Python or sitcom actors such as Archie Bunker pushes...
  • Rugs at Fla. sheriffs office proclaim 'In Dog We Trust'

    01/15/2015 5:34:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/14/15 | Meg Wagner
    Maybe they just really love their K9 officers. A Florida sheriff's office upgraded its headquarters' rugs with the bold proclamation, "In Dog We Trust." The mats, which feature the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office seal, should have read, "In God We Trust."
  • Islamopandering by CNN (Vanity)

    01/13/2015 6:08:09 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Why does CNN refer to him as "The Prophet Muhammad?" Is he their prophet? No. Do they refer to Joseph Smith as "The Prophet Joseph Smith?" No. Do they refer to Jesus as "The Savior Jesus Christ?" No. Do they refer to Moses as "The Lawgiver Moses?" No. So why do they always refer to Muhammad as "The Prophet Muhammad?"
  • Legendary Cartoonist Robert Crumb on the (Charlie Hebdo) Massacre in Paris (ex-pat in France 25 yrs)

    01/13/2015 5:33:26 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 101 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 01/10/15 6:11pm | Celia Farber
    Legendary Cartoonist Robert Crumb on the Massacre in ParisThe ex-pat artist, who has lived in France for 25 years, talks to the Observer about his new cartoon of Muhammed Robert Crumb is considered by many to be the single best cartoonist America has ever produced. The creator of counter culture icons like Fritz the Cat, the Keep On Truckin guy and Mr Natural, Mr. Crumb was inducted into the comic book Hall of Fame in 1991, the same year he moved his family to France, where he has resided ever since. Writer Celia Farber reached him at his home on...
  • CNN bans Mohammad toon; 'Piss Christ' OK

    01/13/2015 10:21:25 AM PST · by Gollum24 · 34 replies ^ | 01/13/2015 | Howie Carr
    CNN announced this week that their policy is not to show images of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, that may potentially be offensive. The editorial decision followed the outlets decision not to show the now-famous Charlie Hebdo cartoons. However, as of Tuesday morning CNNs website still displayed pictures of crucified Jesus in a jar of human urine.
  • The selling of Mitt 3.0

    01/13/2015 7:11:06 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/15 | Maggie Haberman and James Hohmann
    Shortly after Election Day in 2012, a Mitt Romney supporter moaned to POLITICO about the failed GOP nominees performance: We had no message, and we gave it to the worst communicator in the world. Two years later, Romney is mulling over another campaign for the White House, and this time, he says, things will be different. In meetings with and individual calls to donors, supporters and former staffers, Romney is making it clear that he is likely to run, putting his time frame for a decision at weeks, not months. Romney, who made a fortune in the financial sector and...
  • Former Cracked Editor Lampoons Muhammed And Media In One Awesome Image

    01/12/2015 1:16:53 PM PST · by absentee · 33 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/12/2015 | Caleb Howe
    Full size image below. It is not necessary for me to recount for you the events in Paris, the controversy that led up to them, or the consequences in the last week. This you already know. The whole world knows. It is enough to say that, in the name of Islam, terrorists murdered. In response to satire, terrorists, attacked. In the presence of free speech, terror tried to silence. As the millions marching in Paris and other cities around the world yesterday attest, the free nations of this earth are not prepared to give up their freedom. Not just yet.
  • French comedian Dieudonne probed for Paris attack quip

    01/12/2015 8:53:42 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 18 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 01/12/2015
    Paris (AFP) - French prosecutors said Monday they were investigating notorious comedian Dieudonne for "inciting terrorism" with his Facebook comment [...] "Tonight, as far as I'm concerned, I feel like Charlie Coulibaly", the comedian wrote, playing the expression "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") off a reference to Friday's kosher supermarket attacker Amedy Coulibaly. "Je suis Charlie" was adopted as the rallying cry following shootings at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people died. Coulibaly killed four hostages in the kosher supermarket seige, after murdering a police officer Thursday. [...] The comedian made his controversial Facebook post after attending...
  • Pearl Harbor Attacked! Japanese Fear Backlash (vanity)

    01/11/2015 4:20:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    Separate headline: Shintophoabia on the Rise. I often wonder how today's MSM would cover events from our history.
  • Study Finds Most Infantrymen Want Females In Their Platoons (Satire)

    01/11/2015 11:36:06 AM PST · by Cry if I Wanna · 13 replies
    DuffleBlog ^ | 01/11/15 | Maxx Butthurt
    THE PENTAGON A new gender integration study set to be released this week found that nearly 96 percent of infantrymen in the Army and Marine Corps would be very excited to have women integrated into their units, especially during combat deployments, Duffel Blog has learned. Naturally there were some patterns we saw after issuing the surveys, Maj. Rodrick Hamill, a spokesman for the Pentagon, told reporters. Almost all soldiers who described themselves as pro female insisted that the women inducted be in top physical condition, and disease-free.
  • Radical Muslims Attack Paris and Freedom Everywhere

    01/07/2015 9:33:50 AM PST · by magellan · 120 replies ^ | January 7, 2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    On September 30, 2005 a newspaper in Denmark Jyllands-Posten published an article under the headline, "The face of Muhammad" an article that included 12 cartoons of the prophet. After the cartoons were published there were riots in many cities around the world. On February 7, 2006, the New York Times ran an editorial, explaining why the newspaper of record would not show its readers the cartoons. "The New York Times and much of the rest of the nation's news media have reported on the cartoons but refrained from showing them. That seems as reasonable choice for news organizations that...
  • Islam and Free Speech

    01/07/2015 6:26:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Lady Liberty | 1/07/2015 | Anonymous
  • Alan Dershowitz moves to sue lawyers representing alleged teen sex slave for defamation, but ...

    01/06/2015 10:39:49 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Legal eagle Alan Dershowitz is not taking the accusation that he bedded a teenage sex slave lying down. The former Harvard Law School professor has filed a sworn statement in Miami federal court "to protect his reputation" against what he calls "outrageously false" and "contemptible" allegations. Dershowitz also vowed to file disciplinary complaints against the attorneys representing his accuser, who has been identified as 30-year-old Virginia Roberts. But before Dershowitz could, the lawyers Paul Cassell and Bradley Edwards sued him for defamation.
  • Anti-Boehner Rebels Come Up Short - But Was Stronger Than Expected

    01/06/2015 12:56:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 6, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) was reelected to his post as leader of the Republican conference, but the rebellion was stronger than expected. Boehner received 215 votes, of 408 votes cast. He needed 205 to win the speakership. Twenty-four Republicans voted for alternatives, with a 25th lawmaker voting present. Half of those no votes went to Representative Daniel Webster (R., Fla.), who was backed by Representative Steve King (R., Iowa.) King was one of the ringleaders of the rebellion. The race was closer than the 215-24 result suggests. If 35 Republicans had voted against Boehner, he would not have...
  • Maryland councilman: Don't use my name in article without my permission

    01/06/2015 8:43:23 AM PST · by redreno · 27 replies ^ | Posted: 01/06/2015, 08:28am | Chad Merda
    One council member in Maryland not only didnt want to comment on a story, but he also doesnt want his name in any news articles about him. The issue stems from an article Frederick News-Post reporter Bethany Rodgers wrote about concerns Kirby Delauter, a Frederick County Councilman, and fellow Councilman Billy Shreve had over County Council parking spaces. Delauter declined to comment for the article, which isnt out of the ordinary for a public official. But what he did next, is. Shame on Bethany Rodgers for unauthorized use of my name and my reference in her article today, Delauter posted...
  • Escaped Emu Turns Motorists' Heads Running On Israel Roadway (CUTE VIDEO ALERT)

    01/05/2015 1:59:32 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 01/05/2014 | AOL
    HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) - Israeli traffic this weekend was really for the birds. In the central Israeli town of Herzliya near Tel Aviv, an escaped emu ran through traffic Sunday on a main road between cars in the rain. Local authorities say the bird escaped from a private farm. Passer-by Iliya Zelser filmed the bird's run. He says the experience made him feel like he was in a cartoon. Zelser says he expected to hear the "beep beep" of the cartoon Road Runner. The 27 year old told The Associated Press: "I said to myself in a second, a coyote...
  • The Unspectacular NOW! - For feminists and gun-grabbers, an infantile rallying cry

    01/05/2015 12:17:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-4-2015 | Kevin D. Williamson - Commentary
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE JANUARY 4, 2015 The Unspectacular NOW! For feminists and gun-grabbers, an infantile rallying cry By Kevin D. Williamson Time is running out to do something stupid and irreversible. Act now! Now, especially when followed by an exclamation point, or written in all capital letters, or both Now! is the least conservative word in the English language. We must act now, proclaims a gentleman bearing the appropriately apocalyptic name of Flood in the letters section of the Times-Argus of Vermont. The subject is global warming: It is unjust and immoral for us to leave a damaged...
  • Sad Day in America: Miss Piggy Converts to Islam

    01/05/2015 8:38:55 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 1/05/2015 | Jan_Sobieski
    In a surprise move that is set to ignite debate amongst religious critics throughout the world, Miss Piggy announced her conversion to the Islam. Miss Piggy appears to have risen in popularity around the Islamic world as news of her conversion has spread throughout Pakistan, Iran and Egypt. There have even been signs of jubilation in the street of the West Bank and Gaza today. Already there are plans to rename Sharm el-Sheikh to Ham el-Sheikh and statistics indicate that the most popular name for Muslim new born boys AND girls is HAMza. Henson Enterprises, who own the exclusive...
  • Tea Party Mom Wins 1.12 MILLION After Saying Cop Called Her A TEABAGGER!!

    01/05/2015 8:02:15 AM PST · by redreno · 37 replies ^ | 01/03/2015 | unknown
    A Long Island Tea Party member is getting the last laugh after being awarded 1.12 million dollars in compensatory damages. Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, was arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. She claimed that she was ​only ​arrested during the incident because she belonged to the Tea Party. She intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”
  • Tammy Bruce trolls House Speaker, nominates own #BetterSpeakerThanBoehner

    01/04/2015 2:26:08 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 2, 2015
    Though Rep. Trey Gowdy has emerged on social media as a grassroots favorite to take over the post of House Speaker from John Boehner, author and radio host Tammy Bruce has her own choice for the position. First, though, Bruce has compiled some visual aids under the #BetterSpeakerThanBoehner hashtag to make it clear that Boehner hasnt set the bar very high.
  • 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...
  • Kim Jong-un 'flies plane' in North Korea New Year video

    01/01/2015 8:55:53 AM PST · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-1-15 | unattributed
    Kim Jong-un is said to have mastered the art of driving a car by the age of three, and now footage broadcast on North Korean state television appears to show that he is also a skilled pilot. In the video, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, Kim can be seen looking through paperwork as he makes preflight checks before apparently taking control of the aircraft. Local media reported that Kim piloted the plane and landed it by himself as two assistants sat next to him.
  • 2015: The Year In Preview

    01/01/2015 8:25:46 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | January 1, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    What can be said about a year that hasnt happened yet? The optimist looks forward with hope, and the pessimist looks forward with realism, but most people are too busy looking at their phones to see anything at all. I fall firmly in the pessimist camp. Theres nowhere to go but up when you expect the worst from a year. As such, let us take a look forward, into the future, and see what awful, annoying, and stupid things 2015 may have in store for us. With Republicans in full control of Congress, President Barack Obama will spend more time...
  • Irans Ayatollah tweets #BlackLivesMatter in rant against U.S.

    12/31/2014 6:58:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Never one to shy away from the social media spotlight, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently took to Twitter to bash the United States for alleged racial injustices, using popular hashtags like #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter to draw parallels to Jesus and the unrest in Gaza.“#Jesus endured sufferings to oppose tyrants who had put humans in hell in this world& the hereafter while he backed the oppressed. #Ferguson,” Iran’s chief political and religious authority tweeted to his 92,000 followers on Sunday, CNN reported.Mr. Khamenei went on to compare Jesus’ struggle to that of black people in the United States.“It’s expected...
  • Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

    12/30/2014 9:26:37 AM PST · by kiryandil · 4 replies
    NPR (National Propaganda Radio) ^ | December 29, 2014 | NPR's Steve Inskeep & Prezdent Durp Durp!
    Steve Inskeep: Let me ask a few questions, Mr. President, about America's place in the world and how you see it and how you'd like to move it if you can in the last couple of years that you have.We're speaking at a moment after you've announced that you're restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba. You want to reopen an embassy there. Is there any scenario under which you can envision, in your final two years, opening a U.S. embassy in Tehran?President Hur Hur Durp!: I never say never, but I think these things have to go in steps. You know,...
  • When Life Hands You Lemons, Tell Ruble Jokes

    12/29/2014 7:13:56 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | Monday, December 29, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    Remember when the ruble's biggest problem was that it was pornographic? Such worries now seem enviable in a month that has seen the Russian currency plummet to historic lows of 80 rubles to the dollar, reeling from the one-two punch of low oil prices and Western sanctions. Although the ruble has gained some strength since bottoming out, the battered currency remains the butt of many online jokes, as Russians cash in on one of their richest natural resources -- black humor: Kremlin spin doctor Dmitry Kiselyov announces the news: "The price of the dollar continues to fluctuate. This proves what...
  • Is Warren Cruz-in for a bruisin'?

    12/26/2014 9:43:37 AM PST · by luke1825 · 28 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/21/2014 | peter lucas
    Memo to Elizabeth Warren: Liz, Massachusetts politicians do not get elected president. Not Ted Kennedy, not Mike Dukakis, not Paul Tsongas, not John Kerry, not Mitt Romney and now, not you. But, hey, don't let that stop you from running. After eight dreadful years of Barack Obama the country could use a diversion, if not a few laughs. So go for it. And like former U.S. Sen. John Kerry, who went down in flames in 2004 when President George Bush defeated him, you do not have to give up your Senate seat to make the run
  • Critics hate 'The Interview'

    12/26/2014 3:53:33 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 69 replies ^ | 12/25/14 | Ian Swanson
    Movie critics say the controversy surrounding The Interview is much more interesting than the movie itself The movie is scoring just a 50 percent positive review from critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Its fairing even more poorly with top critics, who give it a measly 32 percent positive rating. The film is doing better with regular fans, however. It gets a 73 percent liked it audience score from Rotten Tomatoes. Critics say the satire about a television host and producer asked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung-un doesnt deliver the goods.
  • Copies of Team America sell out on Amazon and Walmart...

    12/24/2014 9:47:59 PM PST · by matt1234 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 Dec 2014 | Jack Crone
    DVD copies of Team America: World Police have sold out on Amazon and Walmart following the controversy surrounding fellow North Korean parody The Interview. The 2004 comedy, by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, uses a cast of puppets to poke fun at former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and a host of Hollywood celebrities. The movie has now become a hit again - following Sony's cancelled and reinstated release of The Interview, a film based on an assassination plot of current North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
  • 2014: You Are History!

    12/24/2014 1:00:51 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 4 replies ^ | 12/21/2014 | Evan and Gregg Spiridellis
    JibJab, the digital entertainment studio based in Venice, CA, released on the internet their animated video,"2014, You Are History!", spoofing the events of year 2014 set to the last classical music movement, Ode to Joy, in Ludwig von Beethovens 1824 Ninth Symphony.
  • D.C. has passed sea level rise 'tipping point,' more cities to follow: study (Got Sandbags?)

    12/21/2014 5:25:36 AM PST · by raybbr · 61 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related tipping point, and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found. Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of nuisance-level flooding each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study. The study defines this...
  • The Delayed-Reaction Victories of Ted Cruz: The Texas senator knows what he's doing.

    12/19/2014 7:18:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Bloomberg | December 19, 2014 | David Weigel
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  • First cougar seen in Kentucky since the Civil War is promptly shot dead

    12/19/2014 5:41:58 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 134 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 18, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A Fish and Wildlife official near Paris, Kentucky responded to the call about a young male mountain lion in a tree and though it best to 'dispatch it.' Once native to the state, cougars have not been spotted there since before the Civil War. An agency spokesman said, 'it seemed to be in very healthy condition' and that shooting it was the proper course of action An examination of a mountain lion killed by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official has found that it was a 125-pound male that appeared to be young and healthy.[CLIP]
  • Kim Jong-un to Host 87th Annual Oscars

    12/18/2014 4:47:23 PM PST · by inkling · 19 replies ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jon Gabriel
    HOLLYWOOD (KCNA) The Revolutionary Artists Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists are happy to announce that His Excellency Kim Jong-un will host the 87th annual Academy Awards. This will be the first time a supreme leader of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea has led the ceremony, but it most certainly will not be the last. All peoples celebrate Dear Leaders most humble decision to host the Oscars, said Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton. We have witnessed his strength and honor from afar and welcome the divine opportunity to explode our love in...
  • Obama: Im Jewish in my soul

    12/18/2014 4:26:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 107 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 12/18/2014 | David Suissa
    "What will you tell the President when you see him?" was my daughter Eva's first reaction when I told her I'd been invited to the White House Channukah party (Actually, it was her second reaction. Her first was, "Take me!"). Kids are innocent that way. They don't realize that when you have over a hundred people crowding the leader of the free world, it's not so easy to get in a word edgewise. But I got lucky. It's not what I told the President that mattered, it's what I heard him say when few people were paying attention. After the...
  • Obama To Unilaterally Normalize Relations With North Korea and ISIS (Satire?)

    12/18/2014 12:32:19 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Disassociated Press ^ | 12/18/2014 | Yours Truly
    President Obama announced plans to normalize diplomatic relations with North Korea and ISIS today, including opening an embassy in both North Korea and the ISIS Caliphate. "We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests," Obama claimed, "And instead we will begin to normalize relations between our three countries." Specifically, the White House took three major steps today as part of their "New Course on North Korea and ISIS": 1. Initiating discussions to reestablish diplomatic relations, including a U.S. embassy in Pyongyang and Raqqa, and North Korean and ISIS embassies in the United States....

    12/17/2014 8:22:23 AM PST · by Friendofgeorge · 184 replies
    mine | 12/17/2014 | Friendofgeorge
    For sure am joking, just want to be banned, Jim R is a great guy, hope you can take a joke I am addicted to this site, seems I only argue with people anymore, so please ban me, other than this I would have had tyo post a thread asking to be deactivated, the moderator would not when I asked.Yes I hear you, why not just stop posting? Like I said it`s an addiction so I need to be deactivated. Why not allow people to just deactivate account. If you search on free republic that you want to close your...
  • Politically Opposed Brothers Guests On CSPAN: Mom Calls To Say 'Stop Fighting' (video)

    12/17/2014 4:47:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies ^ | 12-16-2014 | Jeff Dunetz Pundits on different sides of he aisle, brothers Brad (Democrat) and Dallas (Republican) Woodhouse were just beginning to go after each other on CSPAN's Washington Journal when host Steve Scully took a call from Joy in North Carolina. It wasn't until she started to speak that the two brothers realized it was their mother calling to tell them their arguments were ruining the holidays. As soon as host Scully announced the call, the brothers exclaimed how happy they were getting a call from the South. Until they heard the voice. "Youre right, Im from down south. And Im your...
  • Hillary novel: Bows out of 2016 race, Rachel Maddow wins presidency

    12/16/2014 1:31:58 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2014 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    It was just a matter of time. After living in the spotlight for 22 years and inching toward another presidential bid, Hillary Clinton is finally the subject of a full-length novel.
  • Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham

    12/14/2014 11:04:59 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | P J O'Rourke
    My editor called and said, Do a column on this Lena Dunham flap! And I said... Actually, back up. What I did NOT say was, Who the hell is Lena Dumbwhat? Im a 67-year-old guy. I live in rural New Hampshire. I dont subscribe to US Weekly, assuming that still exists. I watch football, basketball, and hockey on TV and sometimes The Bass Pros on Outdoor Channel. The only Lena I know of is Lena Horne, a wonderful performer, who is not involved in any flaps, and who is also dead. But Im a writer. That is, I was a...