Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $30,772
36%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 36% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Miscellaneous (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Rand Paul: I’m interested in 2016 bid

    11/20/2012 10:18:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Rachel Weiner
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is not hiding his interest in running for president four years from now. “I want to be part of the national debate,” Paul told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl. ”I’m not going to deny that I’m interested.” Paul’s father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is retiring after 23 years in Congress (over a 36-year period) and three presidential bids.
  • Mgr of UT SW’s animal research committee files whistleblower suit after alleging non-compliance

    11/20/2012 10:17:47 AM PST · by Alamo-Girl · 24 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/19/12 | Robert Wilonsky
    For the last few years, Donna Pulkrabek was the manager of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, a group of scientists and vets and other folks tasked with keeping an eye on how the school treats its animal research subjects, among them dogs, goats, frogs and sheep and mice. It was her job to make sure UTSW complies with Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare guidelines concerning the treatment of animals....
  • Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

    11/19/2012 4:08:59 PM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 11-19-2012 | David Chang
    Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one. SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) are in the midst of a campaign against the Wing Pointe commercial hunting grounds in Hamburg, Berks County and its live pigeon shoots in which the birds are shot down. SHARK began to use an “Octocopter,” a remote controlled flying machine with a high tech video camera, to secretly record the pigeon shoots as they happen. "The pigeon shooters are basically going into...
  • Republican Brothel Owner Who Employs 80 Prostitutes Wins Election as County Commissioner in Nevada

    11/19/2012 3:07:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 110 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 19 November 2012 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitutes wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican Lance Gilman is a thriving businessman with dozens of employees. That those workers include a good many prostitutes didn't faze the people of a rural Nevada county who recently elected him as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin. The Mustang Ranch brothel owner is the first such owner to win election to public office in Nevada since prostitution was legalized here in 1971, Nevada historian Guy Rocha said. And he's believed to be the first to do so in the state's...
  • Pizza Hut Going to 29 Hour Weeks As Well (vanity)

    11/19/2012 6:49:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    More boycott lib targets. 29 hour shifts for Pizza Hut workers were I live. Not sure if national policy. Was the goal here to get as many people as possible 100% reliant on government healthcare? These workers will now need 2 jobs where they had one.
  • "Official: FreeRepublic Thanksgiving Thread...

    11/19/2012 10:04:16 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 50 replies
    19 Nov 2012 | US Navy Vet
    Post thoughts, information and OK Turkey Roasting Instructions(for those who need them).
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/19/2012 1:06:12 PM PST · by Faith · 9 replies
    November 19, 2012 | Faith
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
  • Jane Fonda's New Regret: 'Sitting On That Gun in North Vietnam'

    11/19/2012 11:04:23 AM PST · by izzatzo · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11/19/2012 | John Nolte
    Having reached her mid-seventies, Oscar-winner Jane Fonda is now in that phase of her career where she's celebrated with all kinds of "achievement awards." Last night at the L.A. Press Club gala honoring her, Fonda's revealed that her biggest regret in life is no longer not "f***ing" mass-murderer Che Guevera, but that moment that defined her even more than her film career: when she was photographed sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun meant to shoot down American pilots during the Vietnam War.
  • Public Nudity Ban Considered in SF (News from another world)

    11/19/2012 7:59:39 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    San Franciscans may be forced to wear clothes outside of their homes and some nude activists aren't pleased. City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that, if passed, would make it illegal for anyone over the age of 5 to expose their genitals in public. Exemptions will be made for parades and festivals held under a city permit, according to the ordinance. A group of activists filed a federal lawsuit against the city on Wednesday, asking that a judge issue a temporary restraining order to stop the vote on Tuesday and provide the court enough time to...
  • Taxing the Rich doesn't cost you anything. Really?

    11/19/2012 6:16:10 AM PST · by econjack · 71 replies
    The Growth Stock Wire ^ | Nov. 19, 2012 | Jeff Clark
    A Shocking Story About Greed and Taxes By Jeff Clark Monday, November 19, 2012 Raising taxes on the rich raises taxes on everyone. My home state of California just passed Proposition 30, which increases income taxes on residents who make $250,000 a year or more. The top marginal tax rate is now 13.3%, the highest of any state. Proposition 30 was sold to the voters as "this won't cost you a dime, but it'll make the rich pay their fair share to put our schools back in shape." Since so many voters thought they were excluded from the tax, and...
  • Why We Should Stop Obsessing About The Federal Budget Deficit

    11/18/2012 9:29:56 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 40 replies
    http://robertreich.org/ ^ | November 18 2012 | Robert Reich
    wish President Obama and the Democrats would explain to the nation that the federal budget deficit isn’t the nation’s major economic problem and deficit reduction shouldn’t be our major goal. Our problem is lack of good jobs and sufficient growth, and our goal must be to revive both. Deficit reduction leads us in the opposite direction — away from jobs and growth. The reason the “fiscal cliff” is dangerous (and, yes, I know – it’s not really a “cliff” but more like a hill) is because it’s too much deficit reduction, too quickly. It would suck too much demand out...
  • Muslim Brotherhood now targeting Jordan

    11/18/2012 5:23:01 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/2012 | Unknown
    Jordan’s anti-government riots aimed ultimately at removing King Abdullah from power are so severe that the government has turned 10,000 of its soldiers into riot police. Religious Freedom Coalition President and Founder William Murray said the ruthlessness of the rioting prompted the move. Ads by Google The king has given police uniforms to 10,000 soldiers to try to maintain order,” he said. Those soldiers-turned-police are not the only ones guarding the king. Terrorism analyst and Act for America President Brigitte Gabriel said there are U.S. troops on the ground in Jordan. “We have actually positioned troops in Jordan to protect...
  • Gun Talk Radio 11/18/12

    11/18/2012 5:03:11 PM PST · by mylife · 112 replies
    gun talk radio ^ | 11/18/12 | tom gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Finally - A Funny Doonesbury About Life - and No Leftist Politics

    11/18/2012 9:09:04 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/18/12 | Trudeau
  • Pepsi now selling ‘fat-blocking soda’

    11/18/2012 7:27:35 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11-14-2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Pepsi Japan launched a new line of soda on Tuesday that it claims blocks the body's absorption of fat. Pepsi Special is infused with indigestible dextrin, a synthetic dietary fiber. Even though dextrin has not been proven to have dietary benefits for humans, it has been successfully tested on rats. Which, apparently, is good enough for Pepsi and the Japanese government, which has formally backed the soda manufacturer's claims. The Japanese Ministry of Health says products carrying its FOSHU label are "intended to be consumed for the maintenance/promotion of health or special health uses by people who wish to control...
  • Howie Carr thread week of November 18, 2012

    11/18/2012 1:22:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 11/18/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show thread starting off with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • Chris Christie on SNL Now

    11/17/2012 9:28:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Joling with weekend news guy. Guess they like him now that he helped Obama.
  • Mike Ditka has minor stroke

    11/17/2012 12:20:22 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | ESPN.com news services
    ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka is in the hospital after suffering a minor stroke on Friday.
  • Zoo Boise break-in leads to death of monkey

    11/17/2012 5:05:28 PM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    Zoo Boise remained closed Saturday as police conducted an investigation into an overnight break-in at the zoo's primate building that resulted in the death of a male Patas monkey, one of two at the zoo. "It's very disturbing that someone would intentionally break into the zoo and harm an animal," said Sgt. Ted Snyder of the Boise Police Department in a statement. "We're doing all we can to find who did this." Police said they are seeking two males wearing dark clothing spotted by a security guard at 4:30 a.m. outside the fence near the primate exhibit. Both fled, one...
  • Attack Widens on Clinton Staff Practices (Hillary fires WH Usher who called Barbara Bush in '96)

    11/17/2012 2:39:14 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | July, 1996 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    The Clinton Administration sent detailed questionnaires to longtime White House employees asking them about their finances and their personal and political activities, the Pennsylvania Congressman leading an inquiry into the White House's handling of personnel information said today. It is unclear how many employees received the questionnaires, which were sent to nonpolitical household staff as well as political appointees. But those who did receive them were instructed to return them to Craig Livingstone, who resigned as head of the White House personnel security office last week over his role in that office's improper acquisition of as many as 900confidential F.B.I....
  • Dobson: Where have GOP values gone? [GOP was AWOL on conservative values]

    11/17/2012 12:24:28 PM PST · by fwdude · 133 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 16, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The 2012 election was an open door for the GOP to lead America back to its roots in faith and morality, and the Republicans were AWOL, says Dr. James Dobson, founder of Family Talk and a brand new political outreach arm called Family Talk Action. “I waited throughout the campaign for Mitt Romney to declare himself, to at least identify with the moral issues that are before us. He would not touch them,” Dobson said on a two-part radio program in which Penny Nance, head of Concerned Women for America, joined.
  • Reid and Boehner split over timing for deficit-reduction deal

    11/17/2012 11:28:05 AM PST · by what's up · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    A rift has emerged between Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over the timing of a deficit-reduction deal, which they discussed at the White House Friday. The disagreement stems from a battle for leverage. Democrats want to strike an agreement now, when their political capital is at a high point following the election. They feel their position is further strengthened by the pending expiration of the Bush tax cuts and scheduled cuts to defense spending.
  • Flasher Runs Away After Woman Whips Out Gun

    11/16/2012 8:27:15 PM PST · by JT Hatter · 22 replies
    Drudge Report Screen Shot
  • Man avoids jail after mistakenly picking up wrong girl from school

    11/16/2012 7:40:57 PM PST · by expat1000 · 32 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | Debbie Gross
    New Jersey School crossing guard placed a frantic call to police after seeing a young girl getting into an unfamiliar car. A man was almost arrested on abduction charges after picking up the wrong girl from school. Art Deaner picked up 9-year-old Courtney who he does not know instead of the 6-year-old Courtney he was supposed to take home. As a favor to the girl’s mother Deaner went to the Gloucester City School, in New Jersey to pick up six-year-old Courtney Fetters, instead he drove away with nine-year-old Courtney Durr. The mistaken identity almost landed him in jail.
  • Polygamist leader's end-of-world prophecy has citizens worried

    11/16/2012 5:32:17 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 76 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 11/16/12 | John Hollenhorst
    COLORADO CITY — There are new indications of turmoil after an end-of-the-world prophecy from polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. Some say people are scared in the Utah-Arizona border town of Hildale/Colorado City. Reportedly, Jeffs is predicting the end-of-the-world sometime before New Year's Day. He's made similar predictions before. But, this time it's in a worrisome climate as his followers have been repeatedly warned and threatened to prove their righteousness. Many residents of Hildale & Colorado City were shocked to find three of the most prominent businesses suddenly closed- the only grocery store, the hardware store, and even a Radio Shack. Imprisoned...
  • Rasmussen: 54% now call themselves pro-choice, 38% pro-life

    11/16/2012 1:14:40 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Wait a sec, you say. Didn’t Gallup find just six months ago that the number who describe themselves as “pro-choice” was at a record low? Indeed they did.But as the saying goes, my friends: Elections have consequences.More voters than ever now identify themselves as pro-choice when it comes to abortion, and most rate the issue as important to how they vote.The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 54% describe themselves as pro-choice on the issue of abortion, while 38% say they are pro-life.Let’s look at trends on abortion in a few recent polls. This...
  • Passengers stranded on bus…driver refuses to board because of gay rights ad

    11/16/2012 1:03:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:41 EST, 16 November 2012 | Niamh O’Doherty
    Passengers spent 20 minutes stranded on a bus after its driver refused to board because of a gay rights message on the side. The unnamed driver would not get on the X78 from Rotherham to Sheffield because it bore a billboard for gay lobby group Stonewall, reading: “Some people are gay. Get over it!” Passengers sat and waited while the driver argued loudly with colleagues and customers. …
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead, FL - Sun. 11/18/12 at 2pm ET on ESPN

    11/16/2012 12:50:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 181 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 11/16/12
    The end of the road for more than a few as the journey ends in Florida. Is 20 points enough of a lead on a seasoned vet and 5-time Champ? Tune in and snore along as the sun sets on the 2012 season and a Championship is won or lost at Homestead!
  • Almost deported, Edson Barrera Gonzalez wins freedom at Mexican border

    11/16/2012 12:12:45 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 14, 2012 /updated November 15, 2012 | Molly Harbarger
    Today was a close call for Edson Barrera Gonzalez. The 20-year-old Happy Valley man ended up just miles from the Mexico border when a Clackamas County Circuit judge signed an order that aids in his bid to stay in the country. Gonzalez has been held in an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Tacoma, Wash., for a year. Tuesday night, he contacted his parents and immigration advocates working on his behalf to say he was told to pack up. On Wednesday morning, the Dallas-based Isenberg Center for Immigration Empowerment frantically began trying to figure out where he was and...
  • Texas Girl Paralyzed by Drunk Driver Leaves Jury in Tears

    11/16/2012 10:11:19 AM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Dina Abou Salem
    The life of Xitclalli "Chilli" Vasquez, 9, took a tragic turn in the summer of 2011 when a drunk driver's car collided head-on with the car the Fort Worth, Texas, girl was riding in, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Last week, on the day of convicted drunk driver Jeremy Solis's sentencing at Tarrant County Court, Vasquez had a chance to read him a letter she had written, a letter that brought Solis, the jury, and everyone present in the court room to tears, witnesses said. The four-page handwritten letter presented to the jury was titled "From One of...
  • Hague war court acquits Croat Generals Gotovina and Markac

    11/16/2012 8:47:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 16 November 2012 Last updated at 10:37 ET
    A war crimes court in The Hague has overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals charged with atrocities against Serbs in the 1990s. Appeals judges ordered the release of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac. In 2011 they were sentenced to 24 years and 18 years respectively over the killing of ethnic Serbs in an offensive to retake Croatia's Krajina region. The men arrived in Zagreb later on Friday to a hero's welcome. But their release was condemned in Serbia. Last year the two men were convicted of murder, persecution and plunder. Judges at the time ruled that they were part...
  • Woman pulls gun on man who exposed himself at lake [armed citizen]

    11/16/2012 8:17:10 AM PST · by grundle · 75 replies
    tdn.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Tony Lystra
    A Longview woman who was walking at Lake Sacajawea with her 6-year-old son pulled a gun on a man who exposed his genitals to her Wednesday evening, according to police. The 35-year-old woman was near Martin Dock around 8:10 p.m. when the man approached her “aggressively,” sat down and began performing a sex act, then suggested she should watch him, according to the woman and accounts from police. “I put the magazine in my gun. I cocked it,” the woman said in an interview Thursday night. “I said, ‘You need to leave or Ill shoot you. I’m going to blow...
  • Obamacare, Others Need Slashing: Simpson-Bowles

    11/16/2012 7:48:17 AM PST · by what's up · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | Jeff Cox
    CHICAGO - Americans interested in getting the national debt crisis under control likely will have to endure cuts to popular programs like defense, Social Security - and the nationalized health insurance program known as Obamacare. Speaking in stark terms and folksy language, the duo laid out the dire reality of the situation to 4,000 investors at the Charles Schwab Impact conference Thursday. "Who the hell is kidding who on what this is going to cost?" Simpson, the former Wyoming senator, said of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." "We haven't found any constituency yet who wants to...
  • Rasmussen: 54% now call themselves pro-choice, 38% pro-life

    11/16/2012 4:29:56 AM PST · by Third Person · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15th, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Wait a sec, you say. Didn’t Gallup find just six months ago that the number who describe themselves as “pro-choice” was at a record low? Indeed they did. But as the saying goes, my friends: Elections have consequences. More voters than ever now identify themselves as pro-choice when it comes to abortion, and most rate the issue as important to how they vote. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 54% describe themselves as pro-choice on the issue of abortion, while 38% say they are pro-life. Let’s look at trends on abortion in a...
  • Hitler Endorsed by 9 to 1 in Poll on his Dictatorship, but Opposition Is Doubled

    11/15/2012 9:41:02 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 20, 1934
    Berlin, Monday, Aug. 20 -- Eighty-nine and nine-tenths per cent of the German voters endorsed in yesterday's plebiscite Chancellor Hitler's assumption of greater power than has ever been possessed by any other ruler in modern times. Nearly 10 per cent indicated their disapproval. The result was expected. The German people were asked to vote whether they approved the consolidation of the offices of President and Chancellor in a single Leader-Chancellor personified by Adolf Hitler. By every appeal known to skillful politicians and with every argument to the contrary suppressed, they were asked to make their approval unanimous. Nevertheless 10 per...
  • Public Health Proposal Considers Mandatory ‘Smokers License’

    11/15/2012 8:43:28 PM PST · by jakerobins · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A public health proposal suggests that tobacco smokers should be required to apply and pay for a “smoker’s license” in order to continue buying cigarettes. In this week’s PLOS Medicine medical journal, two leading tobacco control advocates debate the merits of the smoker’s license. Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney, proposes that users would have to apply and pay for a mandatory license in the form of a smartcard that would be shown when buying cigarettes.
  • U.S. Navy Plans to Deep Six Its Dolphins and Sea Lions Program in Favor of Robots

    11/15/2012 7:53:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    DVICE ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Kevin Hall
    U.S. Navy to ditch its dolphin and sea lions in favor of robots The U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program started back in the '60s, and the dolphins and sea lions in it help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, most dangerously, identify mines for deactivation. By 2017, the Navy wants robots to do all that, instead. The dolphins and sea lions the Navy uses really pull their weight: they're highly trained, and a team of veterinarians and handlers keep the animals primed and ready to be deployed anywhere in the world. The flip-side to that is that they're also expensive...
  • Donald Trump Should Offer Reward for Election Fraud Proof (vanity)

    11/15/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    VANiTY POST. Trump enjoys headlines and offered $5 million for Obama to put up information about his past. How about a national "crime stopper" style hotline? $500-$1000 for proof of election fraud. A $1 million bonus payment if it alters the outcome of a state. $5 million if it alters the outcome of the entire presidential election. The local crime tip lines get family members stepping up to rat out criminals. This is a huge crime. Republicans are unwilling to tackle it (except Col. West) for fear of being called bad losers or (worse)'racist. Yet same day registration, buses of...
  • Zero Votes for Romney, 'Dozens of Black' Voters Prompt Cries of Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 5:52:09 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    More than 500 Pennsylvania voters registered complaints about election procedure to the state this election, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele. "All of these complaints have been forwarded to the appropriate county board of election for review, and if county officials feel it is warranted, [there will be an] investigation," Aichele said in a statement.
  • AURORA MASSACRE SHOOTER Tries to Kill Himself in Jail Cell

    11/15/2012 11:24:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/15/12 | TMZ Staff
    James Holmes -- the shooter in the Aurora movie theater massacre -- was hospitalized after several "half-hearted" suicide attempts ... this according to law enforcement. According to cops, Holmes ran headfirst into a jail cell wall on Tuesday ... and while he sustained injuries ... they were not life-threatening. Holmes also reportedly stood on the bed in his cell and fell backwards ... in an apparent attempt to crack his skull open. He failed. Holmes -- who killed 12 people and injured 58 more during his July 20 shooting rampage -- has since been released from the hospital.
  • Five-Hour Energy Linked to Heart Attacks, 'Spontaneous Abortion'

    11/15/2012 9:23:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/14/12 | Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire
    You know those little vials of who-knows-what that TV bills as a healthier alternative to energy drinks. Turns out they might make you die. Or to be more specific, the flavored energy shot "has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion," according to a New York Times investigation. ... Don't worry, 5-Hour Energy fans, Monster Energy drink is a culprit, too. Following a review of FDA records, The Times found that 5-Hour Energy was implicated in at...
  • Dog shot in head; Hillsborough authorities search for suspect

    11/15/2012 6:46:21 AM PST · by BerryDingle · 26 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | November 14, 2012 | JOSÉ PATIÑO GIRONA
    TAMPA -- Last month, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous call about three shots fired and a dog possibly buried in the backyard of a Clair-Mel City vacant home. When investigators arrived at the home, 3221 Deerfield Dr., Tampa, they found a 2-year-old female pit bull mix buried up to its nose. A Hillsborough County Animal Services animal control officer used her hands to dig the dog out. The dog had been shot twice and was bleeding profusely, said Pam Perry, an Animal Services investigations manager. "For her to even be alive when the officer got there is...
  • Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation

    11/15/2012 6:19:04 AM PST · by crosshairs · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | James Nye
    President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass...
  • All Germans rounded up to vote (Hitler's Get Out The Vote Drive Much Like Obama's)

    11/15/2012 2:03:42 AM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | November 13, 1933
    The Guardian, Monday 13 November 1933 08.01 EST The results of the German referendum and elections to the Reichstag yesterday show, as was expected, an overwhelming majority for Herr Hitler. A less expected result of the elections is the number of Germans who have dared to vote against Herr Hitler's policy. The electors were asked to say in the referendum whether they approved of Herr Hitler's decision that Germany should leave the League of Nations and the Disarmament Conference. In the elections to the Reichstag they were simply asked to vote for the Nazi list. There were no candidates to...
  • 'Jihad'ads on CTA buses cause controversy

    11/14/2012 7:48:41 PM PST · by lex33 · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 14, 2012 | Manya A. Brachear and Jon Hilkevitch
    The controversial ads unveiled on the back of 10 CTA buses Wednesday read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.” They conclude with the words, “Support Copts. Defeat Jihad.” Within hours of the buses' first runs, messages appeared on Facebook and Twitter denouncing the campaign. Many said degrading a spiritual tenet of Islam -- one that refers to a Muslim's personal quest to become a better person -- amounts to hate speech. “This whole campaign insinuates Muslims are violent,” said Asaf Bar-Tura, programs director for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, which protested...
  • 1090 KPTK Seattle Gets New Calls; To Join CBS Sports Radio (Prog Talk death watch)

    11/14/2012 12:23:20 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 11/14/12 | Lance Venta
    On the heels of Clear Channel dropping Liberal Talk from 620 KPOJ Portland in favor of Sports, CBS will follow suit at 1090 KPTK Seattle. As of today the station has changed call letters to KFNQ, with a likely branding of “The Fan” to match many of its CBS Radio brethren coming. SeaTacRadio.com is reporting that Talk 1180 KLAY Lakewood/Tacoma will pick up the syndicated Ed Schulz and Stephanie Miller following 1090′s shift to Sports in January. The Everett Post run by the operator of two stations in that city states that KFNQ will add a local afternoon show. KPTK...
  • Lot next to Obama's Chicago home for sale

    11/14/2012 9:17:10 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 14, 2012 | Mary Ellen Podmolik
    Another home-buying opportunity has surfaced in President Obama’s neighborhood, this time right next door. The owners of the famously vacant land next to Obama’s home in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood are trying to sell the 50’-by-150’ lot at 5050 S. Greenwood Ave.,for $899,000.
  • Why not a "Petition to Expel the Democrats from the Union"? (vanity)

    11/14/2012 8:49:22 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 21 replies
    Since the DemRats do not wish to abide by Constitutional principles and government if someone knows how to and would create a Petition to Expel the Democrats and/or the Blue states from the Union online I'm sure it would quickly pick up team .
  • Watch | Digging Out in the Rockaways With the Help of Military Veterans

    11/14/2012 8:46:11 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 6 replies
    WNYC News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Jennifer Hsu
    Kathy Maggio, 56, lives a half block away from the beach on 126th Street, in a one-story brick house in Rockaway, Queens. Hurricane Sandy severely damaged her house: Flood waters gushed in, leaving leaking ceilings, a ruined skylight, water-logged walls and a basement full of destroyed furniture, rugs, and boxes of photos and keepsakes. Maggio said she saw volunteers in her hard-hit neighborhood shortly after the storm hit. "So I saw these guys walking around, removing debris at a neighbor's house," Maggio said. Two days later, she said, half a dozen volunteers were at her door. They were members of...
  • Doc eyed in OUI was turkey shopping (high, drunk, NPR...)

    11/14/2012 8:35:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/14/12 | Matt Stout and Gary Remal
    Video link below. An award-winning emergency room doctor, accused of careening through a Wellesley parking lot and ramming another car while allegedly high on drugs and alcohol, told cops she was just out trying to buy her Thanksgiving turkey, police report. “I was listening to NPR radio ... in my car ... and decided I needed to get gas,” Dr. Kristin Howard told police. “I was going to Whole Foods to buy a Thanksgiving turkey,” she said. What happened next on Friday morning landed her in handcuffs. The doctor said she couldn’t control the accelerator in her Subaru Outback. Police...