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  • Campaign To Get Orson Scott Card Fired From Superman Begins

    02/09/2013 5:10:35 PM PST · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | February 9, 2013 | Rich Johnston
    Campaign To Get Orson Scott Card Fired From Superman BeginsPosted on February 9, 2013 by Rich Johnston What if Jack Chick wrote Superman? Courtesy of Kat Rocha. So, yesterday I wrote an article in response to requests I’d had to promote an organised campaign to boycott DC, Superman and to get Orson Scott Card fired off the Superman Adventures book for being an anti-gay marriage activist and holding virulent homphobic views. Instead I wrote a piece taking issue with that concept. That I found the idea of campaigning to get a writer fired because you disagreed with his beliefs, however...
  • After Ron Paul, What Now For Libertarians?

    02/09/2013 2:39:36 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | Brian Doherty
    RON PAUL, Republican of Texas, has retired from the House, after winning more than two million presidential primary votes in 2012. He took the party’s libertarian wing from ignorable fringe to significant faction. His son, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, is angling to lead that faction, very possibly as a presidential candidate himself. The libertarian wing’s dissatisfaction with Mitt Romney led the Libertarian Party to earn 1.2 million votes in the presidential election for its candidate, the former New Mexico governor (and former Republican) Gary Johnson. That was its largest vote total ever. In at least seven national House...
  • Now Euro MPs want a secret vote to block budget deal and defy the 27 leaders

    02/08/2013 10:38:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:38 EST, 8 February 2013 | James Chapman
    Euro MPs prompted uproar last night by plotting to try to block the budget deal using a secret ballot so voters cannot hold them to account. It emerged that they are planning to use a little-understood procedure to allow them to vote in private and defy the 27 EU leaders. Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament and former leader of its socialist group, suggested a vote on the budget should be conducted in secret to allow MEPs to break away from prime ministers and party leaders and maximize the chances of it being rejected. A vote behind closed doors...
  • Why our Country is Going Down The Drain

    02/08/2013 8:47:39 PM PST · by South40 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 7, 2011
    Obama supporters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL-a-r7iJIU
  • CA Mayor Charged for Drunken Fit Over Milkshake, Report Says (Mayor Says ...'Shake Cost Too Much')

    02/08/2013 7:37:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 8, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Calif. mayor charged for drunken fit over milkshake, report says (CBS) ATWATER, Calif. - Craig Mooneyham, who was filling in as mayor of Atwater, Calif., is accused of throwing a drunken fit over a $7 milkshake, CBS Sacramento reports. According to the station, witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7 for a banana milkshake, he started cursing and nearly got into a fight. "He was just throwing the f-bombs and pretty much everything else," Liliana Gracian, an employee of Fosters Freeze, a fast-food chain, told the station. Mooneyham reportedly swore he was overcharged for extra...
  • Revealed: How nine-year-old Mexican girl who gave birth could really be aged FIFTEEN or older

    02/08/2013 1:50:25 PM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    The nine-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby in Mexico is almost certainly far older - and could be 15 or more, it can be revealed today. Multiple sources told MailOnline that it was 'highly likely' that Dafne was not the age her mother claimed she was when she went into hospital with her daughter in labour. Dubious: Authorities will want to know why the girl's mother, who has been accused of being a prostitute, has possibly lied about her daughter's real age In a press conference last night Antonio Munoz Serrano, the health commissioner for the state of...
  • Mental Health Organizations: Political Slaves of the Homosexual Movement

    02/08/2013 12:34:40 PM PST · by fwdude · 18 replies
    rethinkingtheology ^ | January 19, 2013 | James R. Aist
    ”It was never a medical decision — and that’s why I think the action came so fast… It was a political move.” “That’s how far we’ve come in ten years. Now we even have the American Psychiatric Association running scared.” — Barbara Gittings, Pro-homosexual Activist Introduction Homosexuality advocates like to appeal to position statements published by American mental health organizations to fortify their bogus claims concerning homosexuality issues. One would expect such professional groups to be a reliable source of unbiased information on such matters and that their official positions would be based on the most up-to-date and scientifically sound...
  • A new show on Nat Geo WILD not to miss...

    02/08/2013 9:21:43 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 20 replies
    Nat Geo WILD ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | US Navy Vet
    http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/the-incredible-dr-pol/ This is a TRUELY great show. This was the type of vets we had when I grew up on a farm in C. Iowa(Boone County, Ogden). All the Vets we had/used were kind of rough around the edges but had a heart of GOLD for animals.
  • Your comprehensive answer to every Sandy Hook conspiracy theory

    02/08/2013 8:40:23 AM PST · by mnehring · 31 replies
    While it’s often best not to engage with conspiracy theorists on their own turf, as you can probably never convince them, it’s worth setting the record straight on all the myths and phony evidence surrounding the Sandy Hook massacre.We’ve rounded up every major piece of evidence we could find that leads theorists to say the “official narrative” of events “doesn’t add up” and provided the facts that show why these questions can be easily explained. We’ve ignored the empty accusations with no evidence to support them (it was the Jews!) and focused only on the theories that try to present...
  • Valérie Trierweiler 'succumbs to Marie-Antoinette syndrome of life of luxury'

    02/08/2013 5:43:18 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    President François Hollande's 47-year old partner was slammed for eschewing her Left-wing principles in favour of unabashed champagne Socialism despite the threat of "thousands of job losses in the coming weeks" in companies ranging from Renault to Air France. VSD, the weekly magazine, trained its ire on the 47-year-old divorcee's decision to attend the haute couture shows of Paris fashion week
  • So God Made A Liberal...

    02/07/2013 9:26:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/7/13 | soopermexican
    A parody of sorts, of the great Superbowl commercial with Paul Harvey.
  • Developer seeks to preserve Westinghouse’s first-generation atom smasher

    02/07/2013 6:01:44 PM PST · by Ditto · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jason Cato
    Smack in the middle of where a D.C. developer hopes to build apartments on the Forest Hills-Chalfant border stands a small brick building adorned with a towering steel orb. The four-story weathered object, which resembles a giant light bulb, is the genesis of the Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s foray into nuclear power — a 1937 van de Graaff particle accelerator, the world's first industrial atom smasher. “Westinghouse was really in the vanguard of nuclear power,” said Cynthia Kelly, president of the Washington-based Atomic Heritage Foundation. “It's great that they kept (the accelerator.) It's a great piece of history.” Gary Silversmith thinks...
  • War veteran killed outside his Malden skateboard shop

    02/07/2013 3:44:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Fox-TV Boston ^ | January 30, 2013
    MALDEN (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) — A U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was killed in a shooting on Main Street in Malden on Tuesday afternoon. The Middlesex District Attorney's office identified the victim as 39-year-old Shawn Clark, of Saugus.
  • Findus admits frozen lasagne was made with 99% horsemeat and they don't know for how long

    02/07/2013 12:46:08 PM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Findus has tonight admitted that it has been selling packs of its popular frozen lasagne that were 99 per cent horsemeat. The news is the first time that it has been confirmed that horsemeat contamination of products sold in the UK has spread beyond beef burgers. There are concerns that the horse meat used in the lasagne contained the drug bute, which is a known human health risk. Findus was today unable to say how long horsemeat has been used in its products.
  • ‘[bleeping] Idiot and Hypocrite’: Kim Kardashian Under Fire for Posting Pic of…Glitzy Handgun

    02/07/2013 7:17:40 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/6/13 | Erica Ritz
    Reality television star Kim Kardashian is drawing heavy fire for posting a photo of a jewel-encrusted handgun on Instagram just weeks after signing a pledge to reduce gun violence in honor of the Sandy Hook massacre. “Today, people in Newtown are making the #sandyhookpromise to reduce gun violence. Sign the pledge with me at http://www.sandyhookpromise.org,” she wrote at the time. But some are now conflating guns, with gun violence. Hollywood gossip aficionado Perez Hilton wrote: Now, Kim has been enjoying the shooting range for years now, and we’re sure she enjoys feeling like she can protect herself. But this was...
  • Broun launches Senate campaign, vows cuts

    02/07/2013 6:34:36 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | JAMES HOHMANN
    Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun built his Wednesday Senate campaign rollout around a promise to cut spending. “When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, and then again into the House of Representatives, I swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Out-of-control spending has become our nation’s enemy,” he said in a statement released after a rally in Atlanta. “I’ll be the only candidate in this race whose first priority is to stop the runaway spending in Washington D.C.” Broun, the first candidate to get in, said he’s “sponsored more legislation to reduce spending than...
  • Where's your family from?

    02/07/2013 4:57:02 AM PST · by shoff · 57 replies
    Jose Magana [info@barackobama.com] ^ | 02/06/2013 | Jose Magana
    Friend -- I was brought to this country from Mexico when I was 2 years old. I am an undocumented immigrant -- and I am living proof that our immigration system is broken. For the first 17 years of my life, I slept on a couch. My mom worked three jobs to support our family. I worked hard, too. I did my homework, participated in class, and earned the opportunity go to college. But after I enrolled, state law changed and many undocumented immigrants were forced to drop out. Suddenly they could no longer afford the education they were eager...
  • Cleric Who Denounced Al Qeada Drone Striked

    02/06/2013 6:40:39 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | ROBERT F. WORTH, MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    Late last August, a 40-year-old cleric named Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber stood up to deliver a speech denouncing Al Qaeda in a village mosque in far eastern Yemen. It was a brave gesture by a father of seven who commanded great respect in the community, and it did not go unnoticed. Two days later, three members of Al Qaeda came to the mosque in the tiny village of Khashamir after 9 p.m., saying they merely wanted to talk. Mr. Jaber agreed to meet them, bringing his cousin Waleed Abdullah, a police officer, for protection. As the five men stood...
  • Judge Brim wants job back after insanity acquittal

    02/06/2013 3:13:21 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    ABC Local ^ | February 5, 2013 | Paul Meincke
    February 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- In Chicago, Judge Cynthia Brim wants to return to the bench. The Cook County judge was found not guilty by reason of insanity in connection with a shoving incident a involving a sheriff's deputy. Five times in the last 19 years, Cynthia Brim was hospitalized for treatment of a bipolar-related mental illness, including one instance in which paramedics had to remove her from her Markham courtroom. It's unclear to what extent her superiors were aware of her mental health needs. The altercation took place at the Daley Center last year, and shortly after that...
  • The GOP Civil War Has Begun

    02/06/2013 2:53:37 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | David Bossie
    When a person amasses too much power, they often believe they are indestructible. What Karl Rove and company did last week in the New York Times, claiming that their new “Conservative Victory Project” would cure the ills of a disappointing campaign cycle, is laughable. The so-called “Conservative Victory Project” is nothing more than an attempt by establishment Republicans to cull the conservative movement. Why does Rove think he has a monopoly on wanting to win? At least Karl Rove and company are finally out front with their disdain for the conservative movement, and I am thankful for it. The battle...