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  • Georgians Vote to Secede and Join Russia

    03/16/2014 4:13:07 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 16 replies
    Free Republic Humor | 031614 | vg0va3
    Atlanta, GA- Voters throughout the state turned out in record numbers to vote for a referendum to secede from the United States and join Russia. What began when a Tifton resident and Russian decedent (Alexei Sverkunova Johnson) was involved in a bar fight at the 5th Inn Lounge and Wings Place in Tifton, GA two weeks ago has escalated into international incident. Learning of the attack in the Tifton Tribune on Mr. Johnson, Russia President Vladimir Putin immediately dispatched members of the Russian military to parachute into small South Georgia community and stand guard around Mr. Johnson’s home. Witnessing the...
  • Obama announces that US athletes will not be allowed to compete in the Sochi Olympics.

    03/02/2014 9:08:57 PM PST · by ken5050 · 20 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Obama just held an unprecedented late Sunday evening press conference at the White House, to announce that in response to Russian actions in the Ukraine, US athletes would not be allowed to compete in the Sochi Olympics. He also said that he was instructing relevant US agencies to immediately ban the importation of Russian caviar, vodka, and borscht into the US.
  • Palin-endorsed candidate Katrina Pierson was arrested for shoplifting in ’97

    02/19/2014 4:53:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/19/14 | Matt K Lewis
    arah Palin has made an endorsement in Texas. She’s backing tea party leader Katrina Pierson over Rep. Pete Sessions. In a Facebook post, Palin notes that Pierson’s “life’s story is full of hardships she has fought to overcome, which taught her firsthand the importance of self-reliance, hard work, and the blessings of liberty.” One of those hardships includes a 1997 arrest for shoplifting. As the Dallas Morning News reported on Valentine’s Day, “In 1997, five days before her 21st birthday, Katrina Pierson, then named Katrina Lanette Shaddix, was arrested on a charge of theft of greater than $50 and less...
  • Labor Relations Board OKs unions paying people to protest Walmart

    11/28/2013 8:14:18 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 26, 2013 | Sean Higgins
    National Labor Relations Board lawyers okayed a major union's practice of paying people to protest against Walmart in a legal memorandum earlier this month. The federal labor law enforcement agency said the practice of paying workers $50 apiece to join protests “did not constitute unlawful … coercion of employees.” In a Nov. 15 memorandum from the NLRB's general counsel office regarding the so-called “Black Friday” protests staged by United Food and Commercial Workers against the nonunion retailer last year, the NLRB lawyers determined that the UFCW's offer of $50 gift cards to anyone who showed up to protest “was a...
  • Opinion: Mormon zombies are hard to find — is Halloween fit for LDS? [The OTHER World Series]

    10/25/2013 10:46:34 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 47 replies
    KSL.com [owned by Mormon church] ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Davison Cheney
    I need to find a good Mormon monster — one that seeks out non-tithe-payers or feasts on those who drink Diet Coke. A Zion zombie, perhaps, that eats the brains of, you know, the pure in heart. Zombies are really popular this year. “The Mormon Munsters — have you been invited to their family home evening?” Or “The Addams Family with special guest Eve. The mother of all wants you to clean your room.” How about a well-placed mummy — not the kind that makes you do laundry, but the dry, dusty Egyptian variety. After all, Egypt has ties to...
  • In Second Term, Obama Is Seen as Using ‘Hidden Hand’ Approach [LOL! Excuse Parade Continues!]

    07/16/2013 6:18:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 7/15/13 | Peter Baker
    In the nearly two weeks since Egypt’s military seized power, President Obama has promoted a better federal bureaucracy, given a medal to George Lucas of “Star Wars” fame and had former President George Bush to the White House for lunch. What he has not done is publicly address the violent upheaval in Cairo. That is not to say Mr. Obama is uninvolved. In the privacy of the West Wing, away from the cameras, he has made calls to leading figures in the Arab world and has met with advisers trying to influence the crisis. But his low public profile on...
  • Pathetic: Miami TV is constant "Poor Trayvon" Coverage....

    07/15/2013 3:50:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    7/15/13
    Just turned on the Miami TV, and am thoroughly disgusted. NEARLY every local story appears to be a boo-hoo about how Trayvon was murdered..... NO ONE in Miami, according to the news, thinks Zimmerman was justified in defending himself. Little children, some looked as young as six, were posing for cameras with "no justice, no peace" signs....and "PASTORS" in black churches were reciting the mantra that St. Skittles was hunted..... And the media in Miami is stoking the fire. Agitating, just like their hero.
  • SF Examiner sues SF Chronicle, alleging predatory ad-pricing scheme

    06/26/2013 12:19:01 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 26, 2013 | Joe Eskenazi
    The parent company of the San Francisco Examiner sued the Hearst Corporation Tuesday, accusing its San Francisco Chronicle of illegally targeting Examiner advertisers with secret, below-cost rates in an attempt to bleed the smaller paper. The San Francisco Newspaper Company, which owns the Examiner, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, alleges that the Chronicle offered ad space to advertisers for a fraction of its cost on the condition that the advertisers not buy ads in the Examiner. "Hearst has demanded and obtained agreements from key advertising customers, which preclude those customers from purchasing any advertising space from the...
  • Supe's on! - Even with a darker take on the great American superhero (3-stars)...

    06/11/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 4:52 AM, June 11, 2013 | By LOU LUMENICK
    Even with a darker take on the great American superhero, our favorite costumed good guy is still the man! ‘I grew up in Kansas,’’ says the dimpled superhero of the unabashedly crowd-pleasing blockbuster “Man of Steel’’ as he faces attempted rendition as an enemy alien. “I’m as American as they come.’’ Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve — or Reeve’s unfortunate doppelganger Brandon Routh, who donned a more traditional Superman costume in “Superman Returns,’’ an underrated attempt to reboot the franchise seven years ago.
  • 8 Touchdown Dances for Other Situations

    02/01/2013 12:23:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    CollegeHumor ^ | February 1, 2013 | Alex Watt
    (click link to view cartoons)
  • Boustany defeats Landry for La. congressional seat

    12/09/2012 2:52:27 PM PST · by Impy · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-9-2012 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana congressman Charles Boustany won a fifth term on Saturday by handily defeating his fellow Republican incumbent, Jeff Landry, in a runoff election. The two men were forced into the same district when Louisiana lost a congressional seat because of anemic population growth in the latest federal census. The state will have six U.S. House seats in the new term that begins in January.
  • Obama: 'Thank Goodness Someone is Finally Getting Tough on Big Bird'

    10/04/2012 10:14:27 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 10/4/12
    Video at link:
  • Obama tweets chair pic in response to Eastwood: 'This seat's taken' [Thought he didn't watch!]

    08/31/2012 5:35:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/31/12 | Alicia Cohn
    President Obama's campaign on Friday tweeted out a picture of Obama sitting in a chair marked "the president" along with the line: "This seat's taken." The tweet follows Mitt Romney's official acceptance of the GOP presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, as well as a unique speech by Actor Clint Eastwood. Eastwood, who spoke before Romney's introduction by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), addressed an empty chair on stage throughout his speech, saying "Mr. Obama" was sitting there.
  • Obama admits he’d like a ‘weird superpower’ (ability to speak any language.. flying OK too)

    08/17/2012 9:09:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/17/12 | Olivier Knox - The Ticket
    President Barack Obama admitted Friday in a radio interview broadcast that he yearns for a "weird superpower"—the ability to speak any language. But flying might be cool, too. Obama, speaking to the "Morning Mayhem" crew on 93.3 KOB FM in Albuquerque, also came out in favor of red chili over green, said the best advice he ever got was "be persistent" and revealed that he has never heard the original version of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" but has watched a gone-viral video of himself performing it. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s an incumbent president in...
  • Obama participates in Olympics FOR BRAZIL!

    Barry is shown here (center) celebrating and showing off his physique in a little bikini
  • Fake conservative talk show hosts embrace Herman Cain!

    10/07/2011 3:33:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 143 replies
    10-7-11 | JOHN W K
    "Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone's fault if they succeeded, it is someone's fault if they failed,"___ Herman Cain Of course Herman Cain, former ringleader of the Federal Reserve would say something like that, especially when the Federal Reserve and its un-constitutional money monopoly is in defiance of our founding fathers expressed intentions, and is used to plunder what America‘s Businesses and labor have produced. And what did Daniel Webster have to say regarding working people: "Of all the contrivances for...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABCAM,August 31,2011

    08/31/2011 2:31:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 246 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 31, 2011 | Biggirl
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  • Vapor/ sound barrier phenomenon

    08/14/2011 2:36:59 PM PDT · by 1raider1 · 63 replies
    8/14/2011 | self
    Thought this was neat.
  • The Missing Tweets from the Obama Twitter Townhall

    07/08/2011 8:16:31 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 7/8/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Historic
  • As Ex-Aides Speak Out, Gingrich Continues Bid

    06/11/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 06/11/11 | Trip Gabriel
    Newt Gingrich vowed on Friday to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on his own terms, saying he would do “whatever it takes” to remain in the race despite the exodus a day earlier of nearly his entire senior staff. “There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Now we’ll find out over the next year who’s right.” Even as some prominent Republicans, including Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, questioned his viability, Mr. Gingrich made plans to deliver a foreign policy speech in Los...
  • Mitt Romney admits he’s a big fan of ‘Twilight’

    05/31/2011 12:32:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 245 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 31, 2011 | Holly Baily
    Is Mitt Romney trying to woo the teenage girl vote ahead of next year's presidential election? In a potentially campaign-changing development, the 2012 presidential hopeful admitted to NBC's Jamie Gangel that he happens to be a fan of the "Twilight" series. The revelation came up during a discussion of books the former Massachusetts governor has read, including George W. Bush's recent memoir. But that's not all, Romney added. "I like silly stuff, too," Romney volunteered. "I like the 'Twilight' series. That was fun."
  • (Vanity) FR Exclusive -- Obama's Undergraduate Record revealed

    05/08/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies · 1+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | grey_whiskers | grey_whiskers
    After painstaking research, it can now be revealed that contrary to popular belief, Barack Obama may not have attended college at Columbia University. It is true that some speculation in this direction has shown up on the internet in the past. These rumors have been given credence that few if any of those whose stay at Columbia coincided with Obama can remember him. Some have speculated that Obama did not attend Columbia at all; others, that he connected with various others who had Communist leanings, such as William Ayers, or even Cloward and Piven, and was forced to conceal his...
  • Marcellus Shale drilling company suspends “fracking” across PA due to spill

    04/22/2011 6:16:20 PM PDT · by Flavius · 11 replies
    examiner ^ | April 22nd, | colsher
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation has suspended the use of “fracking” for natural gas across Pennsylvania after thousands of gallons of toxic fluid began spilling from one of their wells Continue reading on Examiner.com: Marcellus Shale drilling company suspends “fracking” across PA due to spill - Philadelphia Environmental News | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/environmental-news-in-philadelphia/marcellus-shale-drilling-company-suspends-fracking-across-pa-due-to-spill#ixzz1KIt7EqgX
  • Romney's Running(I can't believe this guy is tone deaf)

    04/11/2011 1:12:00 PM PDT · by Vendome · 15 replies
    Vanity | 04/11/2011 | Vendome
    Just heard on the Radio and in the Myth's own voice he is actually going to run against himself. Unbelievable!
  • NFL passes rule limiting kickoff returns

    03/23/2011 9:46:19 PM PDT · by Impy · 71 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 22, 2011 | Dan Pompei
    NEW ORLEANS — Opposing players haven't had much luck slowing return ace Devin Hester, but opposing team owners did so Tuesday when they passed a rule that will make it more difficult to return kickoffs. The Bears steadfastly opposed the proposal to move kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35 and voted against it to no avail. Kickers will find it much easier to reach the end zone and force the returner to settle for a touchback as opposed to risking a big return. It is anticipated the touchback rate could more than double to near 40 percent. Coach...
  • Hey, NPR: Fund your own lame liberal humor — and leave my family alone

    03/21/2011 1:00:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 3/21/11 | Michelle Malkin
    If the obscure and has-been comedians who appear on National Public Radio want to mock conservatives and spread left-wing propaganda, they should do it on their own damned dime. The government-sponsored radio conglomerate broadcasts a weekend show called “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” It leans heavily on laugh tracks to prop up the lame punchlines of the likes of liberal humorist Paula Poundstone and describes its purpose thusly: “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment...
  • Stuned Bieber Alert

    02/14/2011 9:44:44 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 102 replies
    The interwebs | 02/14/2011
    Justin Bieber Reacts to Losing Best New Artist MTV.com - ‎39 minutes ago‎ There were a lot of surprises at last night's Grammys, but I think the biggest was Esperanza Spalding taking home the award for Best New Artist. She was up against some heavy hitters, and many believed Justin Bieber had it in the bag. ...    Justin Bieber's Grammys Night: A Photo Album MTV.com - ‎47 minutes ago‎ Alas, Justin Bieber didn't triumph in the Best New Artist category at the 2011 Grammy Awards. But between the pop star's polished red-carpet style, energetic performance and permanent grin, we think you'll...
  • Lame Duck Sets Table For 2012 Senate Races

    12/30/2010 4:20:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 201+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 29, 2010 | Sean Sullivan
    As attention turns to the 112th Congress -- and the 2012 cycle -- the political ramifications of the sprint to close the 111th Congress are becoming clear. Several members of the 111th Congress may find themselves in competitive Senate races in 2012 and an analysis of their voting decisions during the lame duck session offers a few clues about what is in store for some of 2012's marquee contests. The debate over Pres. Obama's compromise on the extension of the Bush tax cuts, a central focus of the session, shed some light on the 2012 Nevada Senate race. Sen. John...
  • US Citizens Violated by a Lame Duck

    12/23/2010 9:22:09 AM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Justin Washington, the Blogger ^ | 12/22/2010 | Justin Washington
    Today, 12/22/2010, finally ended the orgy of political abuse by the Gang of Lame Ducks, led by Nazi Bela Lugosi (aka Nancy Pelosi) and Dirty Harry “Squeaky” Reid, known officially as the end of the 111th Congress. (My personal suggestion is to replace the 1′s with 6′s for a more appropriate appellation.) After the “shellacking” that Obama and the Demonrats took on 11/04/2010, the filthy pack of third-world politicos used scorched earth politics to ram the remainder of their agenda down the throats of the dismayed – but at this point – not-altogether-surprised American public The weeks from 11/04 to...
  • Happy Festivus!

    12/23/2010 6:48:28 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 34 replies · 1+ views
    12/23/10 | Kevin Davis
    Happy Festivus everyone!!!! May your Feats of Strength go well and have fun with the Airing of Grievances!
  • Lame ducks paying their union dues

    12/07/2010 6:24:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/7/10 | Mark Mix
    Last month, citizens across the country sent a strong message to politicians - Republicans and Democrats alike - that they do not want more congressional meddling. But the leaders of the lame-duck Congress didn't listen. One of Big Labor's top objectives is to ram the so-called Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (reintroduced last week as S. 3991) into law. Under this cynically mislabeled legislation, all states and localities would be denied the option to refuse to grant a single public-safety union the power to speak for all front-line employees, including those who don't want to join.
  • Devious Lame-Duck Dems: This is Why Companies Don't Allow Fired Employees Stay Another Month...

    11/15/2010 9:55:05 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 15, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    ... to Pilfer and Sabotage Operative word for conservatives: VIGILANCE The so-called progressives aren't done with their date-rape of this country just yet... As legislators return to the Hill today, don't let the reported "slow start" to the congressional lame duck session lull you into complacency... rather expect the worst and keep your guard up for a sharp left-hook at anytime over the coming weeks. From it's deathbed, the fading Obama-Reid-Pelosi triumvirate is apt to ram-through anything they can get the votes for: it's not like they'll be restrained by any scruples- and you already know what they think of...
  • FReep DWTS! Make liberal heads explode and vote for Bristol Palin tonight, you don't need to watch.

    11/08/2010 4:57:20 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 62 replies · 1+ views
    VANITY | 11/8/10 | Me
    Keep calling 1-800-868-3407 between 8-10:30 EST until they tell you to stop. And you can vote on every line you have, cell, fax and land line. I apologize if this is lame and I've never voted for a show in my life but she has been recieving tea party support even though she is not the best dancer by consistently being in the top 3 in viewer votes every week. You may not be a fan of the show or even Bristol but I firmly believe her continued success on the show demonstrates the power of the tea party.PLEASE VOTE!and...
  • Dem lame-duck agenda shrinking fast after Election Day 'shellacking' (defense bill dead?)

    11/08/2010 11:32:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/10 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem lame-duck agenda shrinking fast after Election Day 'shellacking'By Alexander Bolton - 11/08/10 05:00 AM ET Democratic allies are not optimistic about their legislative priorities getting done in the lame-duck session after Democratic candidates got pummeled on Election Day. Senate Democrats had discussed as many as 20 bills up for consideration during the lame-duck session, the period between the Nov. 2 election and Christmas. In the wake of a midterm election that President Obama called a “shellacking” of his party, Democratic insiders question if anything more than a stopgap spending measure and temporary extension of Bush-era tax cuts can pass....
  • Get Ready for the DADT Repeal (This might be one of the priorities of this lame duck Congress)

    11/06/2010 7:52:20 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/06/2020 | R.C. Marash
    One of the top priorities of the coming lame duck session of Congress will be the formal repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," aka U.S. Code Title 10, Section 654. Obama won't have another chance to shove it through before 2012, and he wants the gay community on his side then. He will probably also want to repeal Article 125 - Sodomy in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  Read at least the "Findings" part of Section 654 before you go any further. It contains a good summary of the logic that was used at the time that "Don't...
  • Mark Kirk R-IL to miss part of lame-duck session (until Dec - two new RATS will be seated)

    11/06/2010 10:31:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 94 replies · 1+ views
    ABC local ^ | 11/06/10
    Kirk to miss part of lame-duck sessionUpdated at 11:36 AM today November 6, 2010 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois Republican Mark Kirk won't be seated in the U.S. Senate in time for the start of the lame duck session of Congress this month -- unlike two other newly elected senators. The session begins Nov. 15. But state officials say the paperwork officially declaring Kirk the winner of the Senate race won't be delivered until Nov. 29. That should still allow Kirk to participate in two weeks of the session in December. He argued strongly during the campaign that voters needed to...
  • Union 'Card Check' a Smokescreen for Lame Duck Pension Bailout (more generational theft)

    10/29/2010 7:16:15 AM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | Friday, October 29, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Big Labor is pouring money into two Democratic U.S. Senate races, attempting to secure a union pension bailout during a lame duck session of Congress. As previously reported on HUMAN EVENTS, new Federal Accounting Standards Board rules set to take effect on Dec. 15 threaten to shake up unions and the businesses entangled in multi-employer union pension plans that have been mismanaged and underfunded well before the 2008 financial upheaval. The economic downturn has only exacerbated the problem. Recent reports show hundreds of thousands of dollars in union cash pouring into races for Democratic Senate candidates Michael Bennet and Joe...
  • Dear People of Delaware, Illinois, and West Virginia (RAT lame duck damage after the election)

    10/27/2010 9:33:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/10 | Socrates
    Dear People of Delaware, Illinois, and West VirginiaYour Nation Is Counting on You. Posted by Socrates Wednesday, October 20th at 12:49AM EDT This is a special appeal to you, the people in the three states with special elections on the ballot November 2. The winners of those special elections, as you may know, will be seated immediately, and will be fully voting members of the Senate during the “lame duck” session. I believe that Democrats have reserved their most unpopular schemes for this lame duck session. Now, I’m not a member of the inner circle of the Democratic Party, not...
  • Lame duck dangers (Hundreds of bills on the back burner include bed bugs and shark conservation)

    10/17/2010 11:44:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Mccook Gazette ^ | 10/15/10 | U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith
    Lame duck dangersFriday, October 15, 2010 U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith When a football game goes into overtime or a baseball game goes into extra innings, fans are usually on the edge of their seats with excitement. Unfortunately, when Congress goes into extra innings it usually means bad things for American taxpayers. In Congress, such overtime is called a "lame duck" session, and one is set to take place shortly after the November elections. I am concerned this session will be used as an opportunity by some to bring up controversial issues without the possibility of being held accountable. House Speaker...
  • Taking A Big Fat MSNBC

    10/06/2010 7:23:12 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-6-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Democrats Scale Back Agenda on Their Own Terms (You have to believe the Lame Duck RATS)

    10/04/2010 4:05:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/10 | Wendell Goler
    Democrats Scale Back Agenda on Their Own Termsby Wendell Goler | October 04, 2010 Even though the president's aides believe Democrats will retain control of the House and Senate, they're prepared for a scaled down legislative agenda after next month's elections. But officials say it's not because Republicans will be calling more of the shots. Part of the reason is that the largest items on Mr. Obama's agenda, including the Recovery Act, health care reform and financial regulatory reform, have already been passed by Congress. Another part of the reason is that few here expect Republicans to follow their likely...
  • Wonder Woman Returning To TV As Series Written And Produced By David E. Kelley

    10/01/2010 11:13:34 PM PDT · by tlb · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Friday October 1, 2010 | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    The Practice's David E. Kelley, has come on board to write and produce a new series project about the female superhero. The project, from Warner Bros. Television where Kelley is based, and Warner Bros.' DC Entertainment, will be taken out to the networks shortly. Kelley, who has created several female-centered shows, most notably Ally McBeal, had been interested in tackling a contemporary take on the World War II-era Amazon. Details on the reboot are being kept under wraps, and it is not clear if the new Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince will keep her signature powers and weapons, including her...
  • O'Donnell is first political target of SNL season

    09/25/2010 11:42:45 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 95 replies
    AP ^ | 9/26/10 | RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. — With the new season of "Saturday Night Live" comes a fresh batch of political satire — and Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell is the first target. The Republican candidate's past statements were fodder for the opening sketch on Saturday night's broadcast on NBC.
  • Yankees Fan Creates Worst 'Fan of the Year' Video of All Time

    08/15/2010 8:54:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    NESN ^ | 8/15/10 | Nick Coman
    Michael LaPayower really likes the song "California Gurls" by Katy Perry. He's also a second generation Yankees superfan, having watched nearly every game since 1995. When he combined these two elements, disaster ensued, as he created a Yankees remix of the song so ridiculous that it borders on surreal. After his performance, he goes on to explain his ultimate fandom. It is really something special -- enjoy. Click to see video on this page
  • Beware the lame duck appropriators (Cap & Trade, Card Check, Amnesty & other statist policies)

    08/13/2010 11:11:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/10 | Alex Cortes
    Beware the lame duck appropriatorsBy Alex Cortes - The Daily Caller Updated: 8:49 AM 08/12/2010 Republicans have been raising the concern of a lame-duck session of Congress where the Democrats will attempt to shove Cap and Trade, Card Check, and other tired, statist policies down the American people’s throats. Although such new authorizations would be a slap in the face to a public that just issued a new governing mandate, this concern is misdirected and minuscule compared to an even greater lame duck challenge. The radical policies the Lame Duck Democrats may attempt to authorize honestly have little to no...
  • Reid sets 2-part Senate lame-duck session that will start on Nov. 15

    08/07/2010 12:24:59 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 08/04/10 | By J. Taylor Rushing -
    The Senate’s lame-duck session would begin the week of Nov. 15, according to an internal document obtained by The Hill. Under a scheduled laid out by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Senate would return on Monday, Nov. 15 for a single week before breaking for the week of Thanksgiving. The upper chamber would then return to business on Monday, Nov. 29. It is not clear how long the Senate would then remain in session. The House has not announced a preliminary schedule for post-election sessions. Congress could have to consider appropriations bills after the election, as well as what...
  • Bullied 5th Grader Inspired by Letter From the President

    07/20/2010 3:36:32 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | July 20, 2010 | Anne Grant
    Some kids turn to parents, friends or teachers if they’re dealing with bullies. But one local girl went right to the top for a little help. Student Ziainey Stokes from West Philadelphia wrote a letter to President Obama about bullying in January. The 11-year-old was fed up with being a victim after several years of abuse at two schools
  • The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    07/09/2010 12:23:19 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 9, 2010 | JOHN FUND
    Democratic House members are so worried about the fall elections they're leaving Washington on July 30, a full week earlier than normal—and they won't return until mid-September. Members gulped when National Journal's Charlie Cook, the Beltway's leading political handicapper, predicted last month "the House is gone," meaning a GOP takeover. He thinks Democrats will hold the Senate, but with a significantly reduced majority. The rush to recess gives Democrats little time to pass any major laws. That's why there have been signs in recent weeks that party leaders are planning an ambitious, lame-duck session to muscle through bills in December...
  • The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy (full-throttle Stalinism after November vote)

    07/09/2010 9:28:30 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/9/10 | Fund
    Union 'card-check,' cap and trade, and so much more Democratic House members are so worried about the fall elections they're leaving Washington on July 30, a full week earlier than normal—and they won't return until mid-September. Members gulped when National Journal's Charlie Cook, the Beltway's leading political handicapper, predicted last month "the House is gone," meaning a GOP takeover. He thinks Democrats will hold the Senate, but with a significantly reduced majority. The rush to recess gives Democrats little time to pass any major laws. That's why there have been signs in recent weeks that party leaders are planning an...
  • The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy (Pass everything after election!)

    07/09/2010 7:00:56 AM PDT · by heiss · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 9, 2010 | John Fund
    The rush to recess gives Democrats little time to pass any major laws. That's why there have been signs in recent weeks that party leaders are planning an ambitious, lame-duck session to muscle through bills in December they don't want to defend before November. Retiring or defeated members of Congress would then be able to vote for sweeping legislation without any fear of voter retaliation.