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  • Bill Maher is wrong to root for a recession

    09/24/2018 4:29:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    cnn.com ^ | June 10, 2018 | Dean Obeidallah
    Bill Maher may have made his cruelest and most ill-informed comment yet -- and that says a lot, given his track record -- on his HBO show Friday night. Maher, during a discussion of the economy under Donald Trump, acknowledged that it was "going pretty well." Then Maher, the sometime liberal, shared his hope that the economy would tank to hurt Trump politically: "I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I'm hoping for it. I think one (way) you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy." He then jaw-droppingly added,...
  • Ben Shapiro To Go National As Michael Savage Cuts Back To One Hour

    09/24/2018 1:24:45 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 115 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | Lance Venta
    Westwood One is shaking up its weekday afternoon Conservative Talk block in January 2019. Michael Savage’s “The Savage Nation” will cut back from three hours to one hour daily from 3-4pm eastern while Ben Shapiro takes over the 4-6pm slot. Cumulus launched Ben Shapiro on six stations in April including a live clearance on 770 WABC New York and delayed clearances on WMAL Washington DC, WLS Chicago, WYAY Atlanta, and KABC Los Angeles. The live show will be separate from Shapiro’s daily podcast. It is that daily podcast/live broadcast model that Savage will switch to. He will host the daily...
  • Sharyn Bovat Says Senator Feinstein Enable Sex Attack (DiFi has a #MeToo problem)

    09/24/2018 12:20:53 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 28 replies
    BillLawrenceOnline ^ | 9/24/2018 | Bill Lawrence
    Sharyn Bovat is revealing on YouTube that she was molested in 1990 by a major donor of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and that Feinstein enabled the attack and helped cover it up. We find her very credible. Watch it below. Sharyn Bovat Says Senator Feinstein Enable Sex Attack VIDEO
  • Tiger Roars Again: Tearful Woods, 42, Wins His First Tournament For Five Years After Injuries...

    09/24/2018 7:12:20 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 46 replies
    MailOnline and Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2018 | Derek Lawrenson
    Tiger Woods has staged one of the greatest comebacks from injury and controversy in sport by winning his first PGA tournament in five years. The former World Number One roared to victory at the FedEx Tour Championships in Georgia on Sunday night in front of thousands of fans. A huge crowd ran up the fairway and swamped the 18th green in frantic scenes in a bid to watch Woods sink the last putt of his round, and end his title drought. Woods, who has battled back from a crippling back injury and dealt with the backlash from a DUI arrest,...
  • Nike has donated three times as much money to Republicans as Democrats this year

    09/24/2018 5:05:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | September 23, 2018 | Blake Schuster
    There seems to be a bit of a disconnect between Nike’s branding and the sporting good giant’s political leanings. While Nike has caught heat from right-leaning supporters for its decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in the company’s latest ad campaign, a new report from the Center for Responsive Politics — a non-profit, non-partisan research group focusing on money in politics — shows that Nike employees and its political action committee have donated more than three times as much money to republican candidates as democratic challengers for the 2018 election season. In all, Nike has given $424,000 to the GOP compared...
  • Northwest Side priest who burned rainbow banner removed from church effective immediately

    09/23/2018 7:35:18 PM PDT · by Coronal · 38 replies
    Chocago Tribune ^ | September 22, 2018 | Ese Olumhense
    Days after it was revealed that the Rev. Paul Kalchik of Avondale’s Resurrection Catholic Church burned a rainbow banner that once hung in the church, Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, has removed him from his role as head of the North Side church. “For some weeks now, I have become increasingly concerned about a number of issues at Resurrection Parish,” read a letter, signed by Cupich, to parishioners and staff at the church. “It has become clear to me that Fr. Kalchik must take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support so his needs can be assessed.”...
  • Sleazy Ambulance Chaser Michael Avenetti says he represents 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/23/2018 5:18:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 223 replies
    https://twitter.com ^ | September 23, 2018
    <p>If you ever need to find another liar to accuse Kavanaugh, “Better Call Avennati.”</p> <p>I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge. We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify. The nomination must be withdrawn.</p>
  • Joe Kennedy’s tweet on sexual assault insensitivity is a bit much

    09/23/2018 6:19:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/23/18 | Howie Carr
    Should any member of the Kennedy family be lecturing any other politician about insensitivity to the rape and abuse of females? I’m talking to you, Rep. Joe Kennedy III — JoJoJo — my congressman. On Friday morning, the president tweeted out, re: the Kavanaugh-Ford contretemps: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time and place!” To which JoJoJo...
  • Vanity: I Read GOODBYE GOOD MEN Over 16 Years Ago. Described the CC and Roots of Its Sin.

    09/23/2018 6:15:26 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 21 replies
    Good Bye Good Men ^ | 09.23.18 | chickensoup
    I Read GOODBYE GOOD MEN Over 16 Years Ago. Described the Catholic Church and Roots of Its Sexual Sin. Eighteen years ago Michael Rose wrote GOODBYE GOOD MEN describing the recruiting of homosexual men into the priest hood and rejection of conservative heterosexual men. Certainly what he said was true then and continues to unfold. This information was available then and earlier. What happened? So I am puzzled why this information is so hot right now?
  • Six rules for conducting the Christine Blasey Ford-Brett Kavanaugh hearings

    09/23/2018 3:06:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 22, 2018 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    It’s not surprising that each side of the Ford/Kavanaugh he said/she said dispute is seeking different procedures. This is an adversarial high-stakes confrontation between a male Supreme Court justice nominee and his female accuser. Reasonable people could disagree about the appropriate procedural steps, but there are basic rules that must be followed for hearings of this kind to be fair. Rule 1: No one should presume that either party is lying or telling the truth. There is no gender-based gene for truth telling. Some women tell the truth; some women lie. Some men tell the truth; some men lie. Without...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - September 23, 2018 (Prayer)

    09/23/2018 12:14:58 AM PDT · by Faith · 22 replies
    September 23, 2018 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown orders audit of DMV over hours-long wait times

    09/22/2018 6:41:02 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/21/2018 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday ordered a performance audit of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in response to the public outcry over hours-long wait times and repeated computer crashes that delayed serving customers. State Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler, who was appointed by Brown, notified the agency that her office will conduct the financial review amid concerns about the DMV’s performance. “As we have discussed, long wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles do not reflect the high standards of service that Californians expect from their state government,” Bosler wrote in a letter Friday to DMV Director Jean...
  • Female blogger is ordered to pay US Army colonel she accused of rape $8.4million in damages (Trunc)

    09/22/2018 5:03:39 PM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 23 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 16 aug 2017 | Harvey Day for mailonline
    Full title: Female blogger is ordered to pay US Army colonel she accused of rape $8.4million in damages after he claimed the false allegations cost him a sparkling military career A jury has ordered a female blogger to pay an Army colonel she accused of rape a total of $8.4million in damages. Susan Shannon, 52, who now lives in Everett, Washington, first alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Army Colonel David 'Wil' Riggins in 1986, while they were both cadets, on her blog in 2013. She said she waited three decades to come forward about her experience because of...
  • 12 pairs of dueling pistols

    09/22/2018 5:46:09 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    OOBJECT ^ | Unknown FR Post 9-22-2018 | David Galbraith
    Dueling pistols are strange, beautiful and ironic. Gadgets to shoot each other in the face, crafted with the delicacy and decorative extravagance of expensive jewelry.They appeared in the 18th C, as faster firing versions of older, flintlock guns replaced swords. Their use dwindled in the 19th C, while duels were still fought in the Western US states. Here the less rich would engage in gouging, similarly prearranged combat, with the aim of plucking out the opponent’s eyes. Dueling pistols were designed for the upper classes, for the preservation of honor. They were used illegally by generals and poets (Pushkin was...
  • Dr. Ford’s lawyer asks Senate Judiciary for another day to consider counteroffer

    09/21/2018 6:36:34 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 192 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/21/18 | Peter Alexander
    “Your cavalier treatment of a sexual assault survivor who has been doing her best to cooperate with the Committee is completely inappropriate.”
  • Christine Blasey Ford Indicates She Doesn’t Want to Fly to Testify

    09/21/2018 2:28:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 260 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 21 Sep 2018 | Jim E
    ...Burgess Everett of Politico reports: The GOP has been told that Ford does not want to fly from her California home to Washington, according to the Republican senator, which means she may need to drive across the country to make the hearing. Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in confined spaces, indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane.
  • Gov. Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Street Vending in California

    09/21/2018 12:59:35 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 47 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kristina Bravo,
    The legislation, introduced in January by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, prohibits criminal penalties for sidewalk vending. Vendors will also be able to clear pending citations and be retroactively relieved of previous convictions.
  • The Monkees Made a Christmas Album With Rivers Cuomo and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck

    09/21/2018 10:34:58 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 53 replies
    https://www.rollingstone.com ^ | Sept 20 2018 | Andy Greene
    Two years after their shockingly great 50th anniversary album, Good Times! — which gave them their highest showing on the Billboard album chart since 1968 — the Monkees have returned to the studio to cut Christmas Party, their first holiday album. Set for release October 12th, the album is produced by Fountain of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, with new vocals by surviving Monkees Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork along with vintage recordings of the late Davy Jones.
  • Stormy Daniels-Quarterback Roethlisberger Terrified Her Demanding Kiss After Trump Introduced Them

    09/21/2018 7:16:51 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 75 replies
    Stormy Daniels has claimed she was 'terrified' by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's clumsy demands for a goodnight kiss. Daniels says he asked her for a 'goodnight kiss', but she refused. She says he pushed lightly on her door as they stood outside her hotel room. 'I was terrified. I am rarely terrified,' Daniels wrote, saying Roethlisberger pleaded with her saying, 'Come on.' After she closed the door, Roethlisberger 'stood outside, not leaving' while knocking at her door for several minutes but eventually left, Daniels says. The porn star says Trump introduced her to Roethlisberger, who was fresh off of...
  • Kavanaugh--This is total war! Act like it! (Vanity)

    09/21/2018 6:29:27 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 36 replies
    Enough of this crap! The Liberals and assorted nutcase Leftists are fighting for their way of life, their degenerate, depraved way of life. A perverted way of life they want to impose on our children and our grandchildren. We are righteously fighting for ours! The use of innuendo, lying, rumors, falsehoods, misinformation, smearing, misdirection, personal attacks, slut shaming, nut shaming are the required weapons. That is what is being done to Judge Kavanaugh and his family. Anything that can be gotten up into the media bloodstream is mandatory. We are creating reasonable doubt. The use of any and all rhetorical...