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  • Megyn Kelly eyeing move to Fox News' rival?

    08/28/2015 11:20:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 90 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A New York Magazine writer and author of the 2014 book about Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," said in a recent televised interview the cable station's biggest star, Megyn Kelly, may not be re-engaging in public disputes with presidential hopeful Donald Trump because she doesn't want to hurt her chances to move to a more mainstream network, like CNN. Kelly, on the heels of widespread criticism of her debate night questioning of Trump – after which the billionaire businessman called her a "bimbo" in a tweet – went on what she and Fox officials...
  • When Will ABC News Release the Full Vester Flanagan Manifesto?

    08/28/2015 10:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    PJM ^ | August 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Two days ago, ABC News reported that Vester Flanagan, the murderer of two WDBJ employees, sent a 23-page faxed manifesto to ABC News. ABC reported bits and pieces of the manifesto. Yet we still haven’t seen the full document. ABC hasn’t made it available. Why? John Nolte and others have been busy hammering away at the racial hypocrisy of many in the media after treating Flanagan’s crimes very differently from Dylann Roof’s. Unquestionably, they were both racially motivated. But you’d never know that from reading the headlines in the Washington Post or other mouthpieces that enable the (one way) racial...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 28 August 2015

    08/27/2015 5:58:45 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 103 replies
    August 27, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Slain Cameraman Photographed His Killer

    The gunman who shot and killed a Virginia TV crew was a man dressed all in black. Cameraman Adam Ward captured the man approaching as he fired at him and reporter Alison Parker. The shooter has not yet been identified. According to the station manager Jeffrey A. Marks, it appears that the cameraman was shot first, and Parker was shot while running away.
  • Toronto Police Investigating Possible Ashley Madison Sucides

    After hackers leak info about users of cheating website Toronto police are looking into two suicide reports with possible ties to the Ashley Madison hacking scandal, law enforcement officials said at a news conference Monday. Toronto Police Superintendent Bryce Evans said details about both cases remain sparse. He added that the police’s investigation would be directed at finding the hackers responsible
  • Exclusive: Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest

    While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton first sent or received it. The new stamps indicate that some of Clinton's emails from her time as the nation's most senior diplomat are filled with a type of information the U.S. government and the department's own regulations automatically deems classified from the get-go — regardless of whether it is already marked that way or not. In the small fraction...
  • Josh Duggar Removes Pornography Addiction Confession From Ashley Madison Statement

    It appears Josh Duggar has had a change of heart when it comes to his candid statement on Thursday, which revealed that he had become addicted to watching pornography on the Internet. The 27-year-old 19 Kids and Counting star has edited his original statement on the Duggar family's official website, so that it now has no mention of watching pornography. The original statement read, "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became...
  • July was the hottest month in Earth’s hottest year on record so far

    08/20/2015 1:50:33 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20,/2015 | Jason Samenow
    For planet Earth, no other month was as hot as this past July in records that date back to the late 1800s, NOAA says. And the globe is well on its way to having its hottest year on record. NOAA, NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) have published data that show that it was the hottest July on record. Since July is on average the planet’s hottest month, temperatures this past month likely* reached their highest point in the history of instrumental records. NOAA calculates that  July’s average global temperature of 61.86 degrees was 0.14 degrees warmer than the previous warmest month on...
  • Trump to Hold Rally in Jeff Sessions Hometown at Football Stadium, 30k to 40k ‘Expected’

    08/20/2015 11:34:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Jeff Poor
    Earlier this week, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s campaign announced he would be holding a campaign event in Mobile, AL in the theater the city’s civic center, a venue that holds less than 2,000 people. However, as ticket requests increased, the venue was changed to another room at the same venue, the arena, which holds 10,000 people. However, late Wednesday, that venue was determined to be insufficient and it was moved to the city’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which has a capacity of 40,000 and hosts University of South Alabama football games, the Senior Bowl and the GoDaddy.com bowl.
  • Fakery! Russia Has Published Books I Didn’t Write!

    08/20/2015 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Krosan · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.20.15 | Edward Lucas
    Russia Has Published Books I Didn’t Write! A dodgy imprint has compiled old material by several U.S. and British analysts, without their permission. The aim is pro-Putin spin. A new foreign-language edition is normally cause for celebration in an author’s household. But in this case the news that two books have been published under my name by the Moscow publishing house “Algoritm” has prompted puzzlement mixed with consternation. One of them is called "How the West Lost to Putin". The other is "With Putin or without him: what awaits Russia in the next 10 years". I had no idea about...
  • Matthews: If Hillary Drops Out of Race, I'm Ending 'Hardball' Run

    08/19/2015 6:07:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    News Busters ^ | 08/19/2015 | Ken Shepherd
    Is that a promise, Chris? Tonight on MSNBC, mocking the notion that Hillary Clinton's e-mail server woes may eventually push her out of the presidential campaign, Hardball host Chris Matthews sneered that when that happens, he'd wrap his Hardball program.  MSNBCHardball August 19, 2015; 7:16 p.m. Eastern KELLYANNE CONWAY, Republican strategist: ...I do want her to hang on. I do, and here's why. I worry that if she gets pushed out of the race too early, Chris, then, you've got Elizabeth Warren stepping in, she's got plenty of time to raise the money and take that mantle. CHRIS MATTHEWS, host: You think that's...
  • MPR Poll: 1998 Governor & Attorney General Races (October 14, 1998)

    QUESTION: If the 1998 election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Hubert Humphrey III, the DFL Party candidate; Norm Coleman, the Republican; or Jesse Ventura, the Reform Party candidate. STATE MEN WOMEN MPLS/ST.PAUL NON-METRO Humphrey 44% 38% 50% 46% 41% Coleman 31% 36% 26% 38% 25% Ventura 15% 18% 12% 9% 21% Undecided 10% 8% 12% 7% 13%
  • LISTEN - Weekly News Roundup/Analysis - August 15, 2015

    08/17/2015 9:26:05 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    The American Report ^ | August 17, 2015 | The American Report
    The American Report Exposing what is in plain sight… DON’T MISS THE AMERICAN REPORT WEEKLY RADIO PROGRAM! 8AM EST SATURDAY MORNING! Our panel of expert insiders discuss the week’s hottest topics, including: - The Iran Deal and Kerry's threat to crash the dollar - ARMED MARCH of New Black Panthers in Texas - Obama's dangerous and reckless closing of Gitmo - EPA intentionally pollutes a river? - U.S. Congressmen by harassed by Muslims in Jerusalem & more… LISTEN AT LINK BELOW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/jjmccartney/the-american-report-saturday-august-15th
  • Appeals court drops Joe Arpaio immigration case

    08/14/2015 3:44:50 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    2016 Washington Nation World Our Team CNN.com Appeals court drops Joe Arpaio immigration case By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter Updated 4:24 PM ET, Fri August 14, 2015 Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010. (CNN)A federal appeals court Friday dismissed a case brought by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenging President Barack Obama's contentious executive actions on immigration. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed a lower...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 14 August 2015

    08/13/2015 5:57:51 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 111 replies
    August 13, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    08/13/2015 11:31:38 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | August 13, 2015 | Brakkton Booker
    Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's current death penalty law is unconstitutional. The decision spares the lives of 11 inmates already on the state's death row who were subject to execution even though state lawmakers passed legislation repealing capital punishment in 2012. That law applied to all future cases, not capital crimes committed before the legislation was enacted. The court effectively closed that loophole with a 4-3 vote.
  • IT’S ON NOW!! Trump THREATENS ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters – and they RESPOND on social media!!

    The Trumpinator specifically called out the “Black Lives Matter” protesters in a press conference today, after calling Bernie Sanders “weak” and “disgusting” for letting them drive him off his own stage. Well, the threat was heard loud and clear and BLM supporters are responding on social media:
  • 6th Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies Without Patient Consent

    The pro-life advocates behind the five shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 6th video today that shows how the abortion business sells body parts of aborted babies without patient consent. The video features Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the body parts of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to sell to research universities and other places. The new video...
  • Fox News Lurches Left as Murdoch’s Sons Take Control of Media Dynasty

    08/11/2015 10:29:09 PM PDT · by VideoDoctor · 67 replies
    Arizona Freedom Alliance ^ | August 10th, 2015 | Arizona Freedom Alliance
    Rupert Murdoch handed over 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate behind Fox News, to sons James and Lachlan July 1, 2015. James is now CEO and Lachlan executive co-chairman. Last year Murdoch elevated his sons to prominent positions, James to co-COO and Lachlan to non-executive co-chairman, but the turnover of the conglomerate came sooner than expected. For 15 years, Roger Ailes has enjoyed near total autonomy as head of Fox News, but Ailes’ sovereign rule ended abruptly with the move. A 21st Century Fox spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter from now on, “Roger will report to Lachlan and James.” “For Ailes,...
  • A Bernie Sanders Shocker Is Coming

    08/11/2015 6:11:11 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 63 replies
    The Observer ^ | 8/10 | Brent Budowsky
    In two appearances in recent days, in Washington State and Oregon, Bernie Sanders drew massive crowds of supporters that were larger—for these two speeches alone—-than the combined crowds of every Republican and Democrat running for president added together over the entire weekend. Remember where you heard it first: When the next quarterly campaign finance reports are released in October the political world will be shocked by the breathtaking increase in small donor money to the Sanders campaign.
  • Glenn Beck Takes Down His American Flag Because Planned Parenthood

    Beck recently talked about feeling like he can’t fly the flag anymore, and elaborated in a Facebook post days ago: Last week I got a lot of heat for saying I couldn’t fly the flag another day because I didn’t know what it stood for anymore. I called Colonial flag and had two new flags made. The top is the Bennington flag with a modification from me. Two words we need to relearn. And the lower flag is An appeal to Heaven. In a comment to a fan, Beck explained, “When the people rise up to stop the butchers at...
  • Phone recordings appear to contradict Trump campaign

    08/06/2015 5:32:26 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's presidential campaign is grappling with audio recordings that appear to contradict its official account about its relationship with an Arizona political operative who made inflammatory Facebook posts. After quietly cutting ties with Aaron Borders, who said he was gearing up to run Trump's Arizona operations, the campaign described Borders to Buzzfeed News as an "overzealous volunteer" who had no relationship with the campaign. Buzzfeed cited audio recordings that Borders made as evidence of contact with the campaign. After the Buzzfeed story appeared, Border also shared the audio recordings with CNN. The audio recordings reveal conversations between Borders...
  • 92-year-old registers to vote for first time, says will vote for Trump

    08/05/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 16 replies
    WVLT Knoxville TN ^ | 08/05/2015 | selfdefense
    This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time. "We got a good country but it's going downhill so fast and we need somebody in there who can straighten it out," says Corum. In the past, Corum says there hasn't been a candidate she was passionate about. That all changed when she heard one man speak. Corum says she plans to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
  • Gawker publishes Donald Trump's cellphone number

    08/03/2015 4:16:57 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | August 3, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    What goes around comes around, as the saying goes. A cellphone number belonging to real estate mogul Donald Trump became public knowledge on Monday. Gawker.com published the number. Trump’s campaign confirmed that it was indeed a cellphone number belonging to the Republican presidential candidate, albeit one that he doesn’t use anymore.
  • Congress to vote on bill S-1881 to Defund Planned Parenthood today. Please Call you Senator!

    08/03/2015 4:17:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    www.congress.gov ^ | 8/03/15 | Blueyon
    Bill S-1881 "To prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America...." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Findings. Congress finds as follows:
  • Donald Trump’s Instinct for Racially Charged Rhetoric, Before His Presidential Bid

    07/31/2015 4:01:19 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Alexander Burns
    Under a dark photograph showing hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia, the newspaper advertisement warned in dire terms that violent criminals were coming to town. “Are these the new neighbors we want?” the paid message asked. “The St. Regis Mohawk Indian record of criminal activity is well documented.” The ad, part of an advocacy campaign meant to stop a casino from being built in New York’s Catskill region, drew an indignant response from the tribe, which called it a naked appeal to racism. The incendiary ads, which ran in upstate newspapers in February 2000, were the work of the New York...
  • Obama Wealth Redistribution Questioned by 5-year-old

    07/31/2015 4:57:50 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 11 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 7-31-15 | CleanTV
    Obama's Redistribution of Wealth was questioned 5-year-old political commentator, Melody. She uses the example of working to earn her allowance and to save up enough money to buy some ice cream. The before she gets to eat it, Obama forces her to give it to someone else. She opines that it's her choice who to give ice cream to, if anyone at all. Melody also questioned why Obama would reward Iran by giving them over $100 billion in assets back, enough to build hundreds of nuclear bombs.
  • Editors’ Note: Clinton Email Coverage

    07/28/2015 6:54:45 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Editor
    The Times’s coverage last week of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a personal email account as secretary of state involved several corrections and changes that may have left readers with a confused picture. The Times reported online Thursday night (and in some print editions Friday) that the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies had sent a referral to the Justice Department requesting a “criminal investigation” into whether Mrs. Clinton “mishandled sensitive government information” on the email account. That article was based on multiple high-level government sources. Shortly after the article was published online, however, aides to...
  • China aghast as woman crushed by escalator at shopping mall

    The scene can only be described as horrific: On an otherwise unremarkable morning, a woman is riding up a shopping center escalator in central China with her son. When she reaches the top and begins to disembark, she steps onto a metal footplate covering the machinery. The plate collapses, dropping the woman into the gears. She shoves her child into the arms of two mall employees, and is crushed to death. Security-camera video of the incident (Note: The video contains disturbing images.) hit Chinese social media late Sunday, hours after it occurred, with local media identifying the woman as Xiang...
  • Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

    07/26/2015 5:47:19 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2015 | Timothy Noah
    Which side is Donald Trump on? Trump once endorsed a massive surtax on the rich. But he now wants the top income tax rate cut in half. He opposed the war in Iraq, but says he now has a “foolproof” plan to defeat ISIL. He’s praised single-payer health care, yet loathes Obamacare. But a decade ago he proposed “health marts” that sound suspiciously like today’s Obamacare exchanges. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/will-the-real-donald-trump-please-stand-up-120607.html#ixzz3h07nXzMD
  • Pro-Choicers Are Actually Freaked Out About These Planned Parenthood Sting Videos

    07/24/2015 6:48:03 PM PDT · by MNDude · 32 replies
    And they should be. In the last week, a little-known anti-abortion activist named David Daleidin ignited a firestorm by releasing two selectively edited videos in which Planned Parenthood officials appear to be negotiating the sale of aborted fetuses. That Planned Parenthood is the target of a withering attack by anti-abortion activists is no surprise—they have been at war for years. But this time seems different, with some of Planned Parenthood's strongest allies drawing nervous comparisons to the 2009 sting operation that destroy ACORN. They may be right to worry. Daleidin and major anti-abortion groups say that the footage definitively shows...
  • Florida poll: Jeb Bush takes big lead over Marco Rubio

    07/24/2015 9:53:07 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/24/2015 | Mark Caputo
    Jeb Bush holds a commanding lead over Sen. Marco Rubio among registered Florida Republicans, who have soured on the senator since he announced his presidential bid in April, a new poll shows. In the crowded GOP field, Bush leads the second-place Rubio 28 to 16 percent in their home state, according to Mason Dixon Polling & Research’s survey. In Mason-Dixon’s poll three months ago, Rubio was essentially tied with Bush 31 to 30 percent. Rubio’s 15 percentage-point drop coincides with the rise of Gov. Scott Walker, who’s now in third place with 13 percent – an 11 point increase for...
  • Fort Snelling's landmark Upper Post to be turned into affordable housing

    A massive $100 million redevelopment proposal is expected to transform Fort Snelling’s historic military buildings into 190 apartments for low-income families in the area near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials announced the landmark proposal Wednesday, saying it will overhaul and preserve the Fort Snelling Upper Post. Officials said it is exciting to see a place that holds great importance in Minnesota’s history be reborn as a place for Minnesota’s future. “It’s going to preserve 26 of the most historic buildings in Minnesota,” said Larry G. Peterson, park manager and...
  • The bigoted elephant in the room (Al Jazeera on Trump)

    07/22/2015 3:08:40 PM PDT · by MNDude · 34 replies
    While waiting at a red light a few days ago, a pickup truck decked out in Confederate flags pulled up in the lane adjacent to mine. The driver had two flagpoles attached to his truck bed, each adorned with the flag of the Confederacy, along with Confederate flag bumper stickers and a Confederate flag license plate frame. I was in New Hampshire, mind you — not South Carolina — and the pickup truck’s license plate was from the Granite State. The only logical explanation left for the driver’s loud display of the Confederate flag after that flag has been universally...
  • Sheriff Says Sandra Bland Told Jailer of a Previous Suicide Attempt

    07/22/2015 2:56:15 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 74 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Tanya Basu
    Review: Gustave Caillebotte at the National Gallery U.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE Sheriff Says Sandra Bland Told Jailer of a Previous Suicide Attempt Tanya Basu @mstanyabasu 5:14 PM ET Bland indicated she had attempted suicide at least once in the past year Sandra Bland—the African-American woman whose mysterious and sudden death in a Waller County, Tex. jail last week after a traffic stop has incited controversy—told jailers that she had previously attempted suicide, according to information from a closed meeting with Waller County officials on Tuesday. On a form, Bland indicated that she had attempted suicide over the past year, apparently due...
  • 2016 Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus - Walker 22%, Trump 13%

    07/20/2015 10:25:52 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 4 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | July 20, 2015 | Monmouth University
    The Monmouth University Poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers finds Scott Walker in the lead and Donald Trump in second place. The poll did not find any significant change in support for Trump in interviews conducted after his comments about John McCain’s military service. The poll also found that Bobby Jindal makes his way into the second tier of candidates, doing better in Iowa than in the national polls.
  • Trump: I called McCain a 'hero' four times

    07/20/2015 9:40:38 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 31 replies
    Politifact ^ | July 19, 2015 | Linda Qiu
    Trump literally said McCain "is a war hero" five times, but always with strings attached. Twice, he was interrupted by Luntz before he could finish his sentence. Once, the statement was preceded by "I believe, perhaps." And the last two times, Trump added "because he was captured." He also, of course, started all this by saying McCain is "not a war hero." Experts told us these caveats change the meaning of the sentence entirely. " ‘He’s a war hero because he was captured’ implies that anybody who is captured is called a war hero, but there’s really nothing special about...
  • Trump and His Apologists (Wall Street Journal Editorial)

    07/20/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 180 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Editorial
    The summer Trump polling spurt has nonetheless been instructive in exposing a growing problem on the political right. All too many conservatives, including some magazine editors, have been willing to overlook his hucksterism as he’s risen in the polls. They pretend that he deserves respect because he’s giving voice to some deep disquiet or anger in the American electorate. But America has rarely lacked for demagogues willing to exploit public discontents. William Jennings Bryan won three Democratic presidential nominations running against eastern elites. In 1948 Henry Wallace ran as a Soviet sympathizer while Strom Thurmond won 39 electoral votes running...
  • What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was suffering as a prisoner of war

    07/20/2015 3:41:21 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 215 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 20, 2015 | By Michael E. Miller and Fred Barbash
    It was the spring of 1968 and Donald Trump had it good. He was 21 years old and handsome with a full head of hair. He avoided the Vietnam War draft on his way to earning an Ivy League degree. He was fond of fancy dinners, beautiful women and outrageous clubs. Most important, he had a job in his father’s real estate company and a brain bursting with money-making ideas that would make him a billionaire. “When I graduated from college, I had a net worth of perhaps $200,000,” he said in his 1987 autobiography “Trump: The Art of the...
  • Curt Schilling won’t support Donald Trump after comments on John McCain

    07/19/2015 8:09:18 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2015 | Cindy Boren
    Count one former major leaguer who has made his conservative bona fides well known out of the Donald Trump camp. Curt Schilling, no stranger to vigorous Twitter debates over, among other things, evolution and trolls who came after his daughter, used the platform to take issue with the presidential candidate’s comments on the war record of Sen. John McCain, a prisoner of war during the Vietnam war. Schilling, whose Twitter page photos contain photos of a military cemetery and a serviceman, said he was crossing Trump off the Republican candidates he was considering.
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Lubbockonline.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 17 July 2015

    07/16/2015 5:58:32 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 143 replies
    July 16, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • University unfair to student accused of sexual assault, says California judge

    07/15/2015 3:13:43 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2015 | Justin Moyer
    A California trial court judge in San Diego has determined that a college student found responsible for sexual misconduct by a university disciplinary board was not given a fair hearing by the school. The student, who faced a year’s suspension, was not given an adequate chance to challenge the findings of a university investigator or to cross-examine his accuser. While the decision may or may not have wider legal application, it comes amid a wide debate about the procedures used by universities to adjudicate complaints of sexual assault, which generally give the accused much less leeway to defend themselves than...
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump is a GOP "wrecking ball"

    07/12/2015 5:29:33 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2015, 5:36 PM | REENA FLORES
    Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wants the GOP to "push back" against Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants -- otherwise, he says, there's little hope in winning the White House come 2016. "I think he's hijacked the debate," Graham said Sunday in an interview with CNN. "I think he's a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican Party with the Hispanic community. And we need to push back." "At the end of the day, for us to win a national election, we have to do better with Hispanics," Graham added. "And for us to have...
  • Gay Porn Star Convicted Of Extorting, Blackmailing Wealthy Businessman

    07/10/2015 6:32:45 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | July 10, 2015 | AP
    A gay porn actor has been convicted of blackmailing a wealthy California man out of $500,000 by threatening to reveal details of his personal life online. City News Service says Teofil Brank was convicted Thursday of extortion and other federal charges in Los Angeles. Prosecutors said Brank, who uses the stage name Jarec Wentworth, forced telecom executive Donald Burns to turn over the money and title to an expensive car. Authorities say Brank threatened to expose the executive’s paid sexual trysts on social media.
  • Open Criminal Investigation for Bill Cosby, LAPD Confirms

    07/08/2015 1:07:22 PM PDT · by MNDude · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Police Department said it will explore any sexual assault accusations against embattled TV star and comedian Bill Cosby, including accusations for which the statute of limitations has expired. The LAPD’s statement to ABC News that there is an open criminal investigation for Cosby comes two days after the release of a court filing in which Cosby seemingly admitted to giving a Quaalude to a woman he met in Las Vegas before they had sex. Cosby is quoted as saying in a deposition in 2005 that he obtained prescriptions for Quaaludes with the idea that he would give...
  • Former cabbie switches to Uber

    07/08/2015 12:26:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Philly.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Thomas Watson
    For 34 years I drove a taxi on the streets of Philadelphia, leasing one of the city’s 1,600 medallions — a number relatively unchanged for many, many years. Throughout those several decades, I have encountered every facet of the taxi industry, from the taxi associations and regulatory bodies to medallion owners and other drivers, watching the industry evolve from the driver’s seat. I started in 1982, due to a fondness for people and driving. I enjoyed the responsibility that came with each ride and took the opportunity to learn from every stranger I encountered. For many years, I was able...
  • Donald Trump Deletes Tweet About Jeb Bush’s Wife: You Like ‘Mexican Illegals’ Because of Your Wife

    07/06/2015 1:39:37 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 26 replies
    Yahoo Celebrity ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
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  • What Greeks are saying to Europe: We won't be bullied

    07/06/2015 11:30:22 AM PDT · by MNDude · 67 replies
    The size of the victory went well beyond the polling consensus that the referendum was too close to call. Six out of ten Greeks said “no” to European Union demands – a staggering figure in any election. This suggests that Tsipras tapped into a deep-seated feeling among Greeks to send the EU a message. That message is not just a “no” to austerity. It’s a “no” to how Greeks have been portrayed by European politicians and media: they live off EU largesse, avoid taxes, spend lavishly. More painfully, Greeks have been portrayed as lazy, and don’t pay a price for...
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