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  • Average Americans Are Stupid?

    05/25/2016 6:27:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/16 | Arnold Alert
    America's elitist class: millions of average Americans are irredeemably, hopelessly and unrelentingly stupid It began with MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber in 2014. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes amplified it a couple of weeks ago. And now, in an equal opportunity bashing from the other side of the political dividing line, The Federalist senior editor David Harsanyi has offered yet another look at one idea that apparently unites America’s elitist class: millions of average Americans are irredeemably, hopelessly and unrelentingly stupid. Gruber led the elitist charge, revealing the Obama administration’s behind-the-scenes efforts to get the Affordable Healthcare Act passed....
  • Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was 'cold'

    05/15/2016 10:47:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    s f gate ^ | 15 May 2016 | K Dowd
    Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho was visiting the scenic park last week when she saw a man and his son roll up to a ranger station with a baby bison in the back of their SUV. "They were demanding to speak with a ranger," Richardson told EastIdahoNews.com. "They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying."
  • Conservative Author P.J. O'Rourke Reluctantly Backs Clinton

    05/09/2016 8:46:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 154 replies
    NPR ^ | May 9, 2016 | Scott Detrow
    "I have a little announcement to make ... I'm voting for Hillary. I am endorsing Hillary," noted conservative author P.J. O'Rourke said on NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me. The episode aired over the weekend.
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Something is Afoot: Cruz Camp Whistleblower Exposes Evil Campaign Tactics

    04/02/2016 7:47:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 68 replies
    Cruz camp insider washes his hands from the dirtiest campaign in his entire political career. The underhanded tactics are out of control. Listen to Bill Still’s report on the Cruz ‘cult like’ campaign and those who are involved from an insider who is now coming clean.
  • TIME TO DROP OUT? Ted Cruz Needs 87% of Remaining Delegates to Win Nomination

    03/17/2016 6:14:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 330 replies
    GP ^ | 03/17/16 | Jim Hoft
    After Super Tuesday 2.0 Donald Trump is on track to secure the Republican nomination.Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) would need 87% of remaining primary voters to win the nomination. It might be time for Ted Cruz to drop out and endorse Donald J. Trump?The New York Times reported: Donald J. Trump’s series of victories on Tuesday extended his delegate lead and forced Senator Marco Rubio of Florida out of the presidential race. Mr. Trump’s path to winning enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination is not assured, but he is in a strong position. Here are some ways the Republican nominating...
  • Buy a 100 ounce silver bar

    03/15/2016 5:19:23 PM PDT · by pa_dweller · 34 replies
    Mark Dice ^ | 10/12/15 | Mark Dice
    Gaahh! Why don't I ever run into people selling silver bars?
  • VIDEO UNEARTHED=> Pastor Calls for Execution of Gays – Then Introduces Ted Cruz at Conference

    03/14/2016 6:06:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    GP ^ | 03/14/16 | Jim Hoft
    In November Senator Ted Cruz appeared at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where he courted the support of the conference’s organizer, Colorado-based pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson.Cruz was introduced on the stage by Pastor Kevin Swanson – after he called for the execution of gays at the conference. Kevin Swanson: Yes, Romans Chapter 1 verse 32 the Apostle Paul does says that homosexuals are worthy of death. His words not mine! And I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And I am not ashamed of the truth of the word of God. And I...
  • Why Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz's Tax Plans Generate More Growth than Donald Trump's

    03/04/2016 11:42:01 PM PST · by JediJones · 104 replies
    Tax Foundation ^ | 2/26/2016 | Alan Cole
    ...our model shows more growth from the Rubio and Cruz plans than the Trump plan, even though Trump proposed a larger cut: While Donald Trump largely opted for big rate reductions across the board, Rubio and Cruz made improvements to the structure of taxes, while cutting taxes by less overall. Senators Rubio and Cruz both put thought into the nature of the taxes that businesses pay. They noticed that the current way businesses are asked to calculate taxes creates a bias in the code. When a business builds something new, like, say, a new industrial lathe, that decision actually has...
  • An honest question for Trump supporters

    03/03/2016 3:41:09 PM PST · by Bidimus1 · 192 replies
    Self
    An honest question fro Trump supporters
  • Why Would Team Cruz Raise New Hampshire Expectations?

    02/09/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies
    Red State ^ | February 9, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    ... So there you have it. Lonegan thinks Cruz can win the New Hampshire Primary. Team Cruz must be feel confident about their chances to have released this video...
  • Ted Nugent Facebook Post Targets Prominent Jews for Supporting Gun Control

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned a Facebook post by rock musician and gun rights activist Ted Nugent suggesting that prominent Jewish Americans are behind the advocacy for stronger gun control laws. Earlier today, Nugent shared a graphic titled “So who is really behind gun control?” on his Facebook page. The visual featured thumbnail photos of prominent Jewish Americans, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Chuck Schumer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz and several others, with each photo emblazoned with the Israeli flag. The post was accompanied by a written message from Nugent:...
  • Bill O'Reilly Economic idiot.

    02/05/2016 5:24:49 PM PST · by central_va · 68 replies
    Bill Oreilly Show ^ | 2/5/16 | self
    It's disappointing that a national news commentator is so ignorant of basic economics. Then again this is BOR that I speak off. In a "gotcha" cheap shot attempt BOR tried to get Donald Trump to say taxes need to be raised to help with the deficit.. The Donald, much to his credit, tried to explain and educate that a robust economy will increase revenues dramatically. It is a basic concept that BOR can't seem to understand. Raising taxes actually decreases tax revenues because most economists believe the USA's federal tax rates are on the right side of the laffer curve...
  • Ted Cruz Reminds Iowans That Donald Trump Called Them ‘Stupid’

    01/26/2016 6:45:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2016 | NICK CORASANITI
    Ted Cruz Reminds Iowans That Donald Trump Called Them ‘Stupid’...
  • N.Y. woman faces jail for calling former in-law 'stupid' in Facebook post

    01/18/2016 3:12:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    International Business Times via MSN ^ | 1/18/16 | Mary-Ann Russon
    A US woman is facing a one-year prison sentence for violating a protection order by tagging victims in a Facebook post and making derogatory comments about them. Despite being divorced from her ex-husband Rafael Calderon and issued with a protection order preventing her from contacting her ex-husband or his family, Maria Gonzalez of New York decided to tag her former sister-in-law Maribel Calderon in a Facebook post and call her 'stupid', according to the New York Law Journal. Gonzalez also tagged Calderon in another post saying: "You and your family are sad... You guys have to come stronger than that!!...
  • The Absolutely Stupidest Thing Ever Said By A Conservative Pundit

    01/14/2016 11:13:50 AM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 14th, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Nowadays Ann has had to metamorphose from provocateur to the punditry equivalent of "your mama" jokes with a side of bullying. For that's what happens to you when you start uttering complete nonsensical tripe like the following and call it a "hot take": "It doesn't matter how liberal Donald Trump is as long as he's right on immigration." Ladies, let me holler at you first. Does the guy who promises to be faithful to you, if you overlook everything else about him that sets your warning bells off, ever keep that promise? Of course not. As the father of two...
  • Bernie Sanders Says Something Unbelievably Stupid on Twitter, Instantly Gets Obliterated

    01/06/2016 10:27:19 AM PST · by Reddy · 72 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 1/5/15 | Michael Cantrell
    I’ve long had suspicions that Sen. Bernie Sanders is absolutely cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, but his latest tweet pretty much put any doubts I may have had completely at rest. Sanders made a ridiculous statement about ATM withdrawal fees, and as you can probably guess, the responses were priceless. Oh, Bernie. Just what exactly are we going to do with you? Besides not elect you as president that is. Obviously, this man is 100 percent out of touch with reality. Bonkers. Loco. A few french fries short of a full Happy Meal. What does it say about the state of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Lagoon Nebula in Hydrogen, Sulfur, and Oxygen

    01/05/2016 11:51:04 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    NASA ^ | April 05, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The majestic Lagoon Nebula is filled with hot gas and the home for many young stars. Spanning 100 light years across while lying only about 5000 light years distant, the Lagoon Nebula is so big and bright that it can be seen without a telescope toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). Many bright stars are visible from NGC 6530, an open cluster that formed in the nebula only several million years ago. The greater nebula, also known as M8 and NGC 6523, is named "Lagoon" for the band of dust seen to the right of the open cluster's...
  • Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, and Cult-Like Religion

    01/03/2016 5:07:32 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 1,121 replies
    Freeper Editorial | 1/03/2015 | GPH
    Sundance at The Conservative Tree House has written posts commenting on Ted Cruz's proselytizing as an electoral campaign strategy. Freepers have seen at least a couple of examples of this strategy recently, with threads being posted about Cruz calling on supporters to "don the full armor of God" to resist "incoming attacks" (presumably from dark forces!), or that the "Body of Christ" must be energized to gain the victory. This type of rhetoric is also heavily prominent in his campaign fund raising. One of the more epic and cringe inducing examples comes from an apparent leak by the Cruz campaign...
  • Stupid articles asking questions are getting OLD

    12/29/2015 7:27:15 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 38 replies
    Here | 29 December 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Enough already? These posts with headlines like, "Will Trump be President? Is ISIS overcoming the Western world? Is Hillary electable? and so on are so stupid and here's why. Such headlines want to elicit and persuade readers to read that garbage for the purpose of selling ads somewhere. No one gives a running flip as to what anyone without about 500 million dollars or more has to say. Someone here can come uop with a brilliant statement or idea and it will go absolutely nowhere because a large sum of money was not behind it. It would be most pleasant...
  • Wheaton College Prof. to Wear Hijab During Advent to Show Solidarity With Muslims

    12/14/2015 4:45:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/15 | Samuel Smith
    A Wheaton College professor announced on Facebook Thursday night that she will be wearing a hijab (Muslim head scarf) throughout her celebration of the Advent as a way of showing solidarity with Muslims.Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the Wheaton, Illinois, evangelical higher education institution, explained on her Facebook page that she will be wearing a hijab to work, class, and church. She also vows to wear the hijab during her trip to Chicago and even when she goes on an airplane to return to her hometown for Christmas."I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is American. I...
  • Obama: Climate Deal is 'Best Chance We Have to Save the One Planet We've Got'

    12/12/2015 3:39:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 12 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck and Associated Press
    The international climate pact passed Saturday "represents the best chance we have to save the one planet we've got," President Obama said hours after the historic agreement was signed. "No nation, not even one as powerful as ours, can solve this challenge alone," Obama said of the deal, which the United States and nearly 200 other countries agreed to in Paris Saturday after two weeks of intensive talks. "And no country, no matter how small, can sit on the sidelines. All of us had to solve it together."
  • All Combat Roles Now Open to Women, Pentagon Says

    12/03/2015 2:02:50 PM PST · by Kegger · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/3/2015
    After long periods of study and vigorous debate over the idea of women on the front lines in battle, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that he was tossing the entire issue out the window and that the United States military would be opening all combat roles to women at the beginning of the year.
  • ALERT: People Find $100 Bills on Windshields… But When They Grab Them, Something Horrible Happens

    11/30/2015 7:31:22 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/30/2015
    Kyri Viehman came out of the Michael's Craft store after buying Christmas decorations in Fenton, Missouri, to find a $100 bill tucked under her windshield wiper blade. Unfortunately for her, the bill was a fake and part of a scam to lure potential victims out of their cars to rob them. In the case of Viehman, it wasn't until after a few minutes of driving down the road that she did what most people would do: get out of the car and focus on not letting that $100 bill blow away. A note on the fake bill said: "Ha you...
  • GPS monitor ties rape suspect to stolen weapons cache, FBI says

    11/19/2015 1:00:23 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 19 Nov 2015 | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    A GPS monitoring bracelet and DNA led to the arrest of a suspect in connection with the theft of 16 guns from a Massachusetts Army Reserve armory, the FBI announced Thursday. The theft was reported Sunday morning after someone gained access to the facility through a kitchen window, and then broke into the gun vault by climbing on top of it and cutting through several layers of metal and wood, according to the affidavit.
  • Eating to impress: Men eat more food when dining with women

    11/17/2015 2:24:00 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 55 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 17, 2015 | Cornell Food & Brand Lab
    "These findings suggest that men tend to overeat to show off -- you can also  see this tendency in eating competitions which almost always have mostly male participants," explains lead author Kevin Kniffin, PhD, of Cornell University.
  • DFLer (RAT) abruptly quits race after saying 'ISIS isn't necessarily evil'

    11/15/2015 5:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/15/15 | Paul Walsh
    A Burnsville DFLer's campaign for the state House abruptly ended Sunday morning within hours of him posting on social media that ISIS "isn't necessarily evil" and is "made up of people doing what they think is best for their community." The Twitter posting Saturday by Dan Kimmel, coming as the world's emotions remain raw from Friday's terror attacks in Paris, brought swift rebuke from others on Twitter. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, called for Kimmel to give up his campaign. "I'm folding up the campaign tent," Kimmel told the Star Tribune. He later issued a written apology and called...
  • We Continually Underestimate Russian President Putin

    10/05/2015 5:31:50 PM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | Daniel Gouré
    A few months ago I attended a two day conference on the subject of the future of U.S.-Russian relations, attended by an impressive array of officials from Administrations past and present and experts on things Russian. One of the subjects discussed was the possibilities for additional, even more dangerous crises between our two countries. There were lots of potential flash points identified, beyond the current crisis in Ukraine, ranging from the Baltics to Kaliningrad, Moldova, Kazakhstan and the Arctic. But for each of these there were also “cooler” heads who argued that it would be stupid for Putin to initiate...
  • Donald Trump: America Needs ‘Fair Trade,’ Not ‘Free Trade’

    09/27/2015 8:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    “Claims that trade deals increase exports and create jobs are based on flawed trade models, and on distorted and one-sided interpretations of the findings of those models,” Scott explained. “If you’re president, you’re going to have to live with it,” Pelley said to the billionaire businessman during the interview, referencing NAFTA. Trump fired back: “Excuse me, we will either renegotiate it or we will break it. Because, you know, every agreement has an end.” Pelley said Trump can’t just break the law. “Excuse me, every agreement has an end. Every agreement has to be fair,” Trump reiterated. “Every agreement has...
  • Cops: Couple Robs Bank, Posts Photos of Loot on Facebook

    09/26/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 70 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 hours ago | By Inside Edition
    A couple was busted for allegedly robbing a bank after posting photos of their loot to Facebook, according to a police report. John Mogan, 28, and his girlfriend Ashley Duboe, 24, were charged with robbery for the heist at the Savings Bank in Ashville, Ohio on August 24. Mogan allegedly walked into the bank wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gave the teller a note demanding cash, and the teller did as told. Mogan's mugshot and Facebook photos show he is heavily tattooed with ink across his face including the phrases “Loyalty’s Thin” and “Betrayal’s Thick.”
  • GOP candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn't have shot Michael Brown

    09/12/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 210 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    FERGUSON • Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn’t have used deadly force against Michael Brown, the teenager whose fatal shooting by police Officer Darren Wilson sparked a national debate on race and the role of police. Carson gave an interview to the Post-Dispatch on Friday afternoon after visiting Ferguson. When asked if he would have shot Brown if he were in Wilson’s shoes, Carson said: “It’s hard to say. I probably, knowing who he was, I probably just would have arrested him.” Carson said he would have waited for backup before having the altercation. A Justice Department...
  • Call me 'ze,' not 'he': University [of Tennessee] wants everyone to use 'gender inclusive' pronouns

    08/27/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    pronouns Todd Starnes By Todd Starnes Published August 27, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook106 Twitter35 livefyre36 Email Print University of Tennessee University of Tennessee Educators in the Volunteer State are very concerned that students might be offended by the usage of traditional pronouns like she, he, him and hers, according to a document from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “With the new semester beginning and an influx of new students on campus, it is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all,” wrote Donna Braquet in a posting on the university’s website....
  • Hard Truths in a Few Words

    08/24/2015 9:03:12 AM PDT · by jstaff · 14 replies
    "Liberalism is what smart looks like to stupid people." - Anonymous caller on Rush Limbaugh. Talk about getting right down to the nut, right quick...
  • Kerry told Iranians: ´Death to America´ chants are ´pretty stupid'

    07/24/2015 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he told Iranian officials during the nuclear talks that "death to America" chants at public rallies in their country were "pretty stupid." "I told them that their chants of ´death to America´ and so forth are not helpful, and they´re pretty stupid," Kerry said, lowering his voice, during a question-and-answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, where he sought to sell the controversial nuclear deal. Critics have long seized on the chants, saying it shows Tehran is hostile to the United States and that the international community should not trust negotiations
  • What do you think about these new food rules for sailors?

    07/17/2015 9:42:19 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    The Federlist Papers.org ^ | July 17, 2015 | The Federlist Papers
    Seriously, they are only allowing a choice between skim milk and soy milk? These people clearly don’t know much about nutrition
  • Eric Garner Case Is Settled by New York City for $5.9 Million

    07/13/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 07/13/2015 | J David Goodman
    New York City reached a settlement on Monday with the family of Eric Garner, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve the claim over his killing by the police last July on Staten Island, according to a lawyer representing the family. The agreement, reached days before the deadline to file suit in the death, appeared to be among the biggest reached so far as part of a strategy by the city comptroller, Scott C. Stringer, to settle major civil rights claims even before a lawsuit is filed. Mr. Stringer has said the aim is to save taxpayers the expense of...
  • Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours

    07/08/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    Today, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who as of-late has gone relatively gaffe-free, uttered a phrase that may not go over too well with the constituency he seeks to reach. During an interview that was live-streamed on the app Periscope, Bush told New Hampshire’s The Union Leader that to grow the economy, “people should work longer hours.” He was answering a question about his plans for tax reform and responded: “My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a...
  • NASCAR cuts ties with Trump over border wall

    07/06/2015 6:02:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Donald Trump – who rocked national headlines for saying Mexico mostly sends criminals across the border into America – has now lost a lucrative deal with NASCAR over comments he made about a recent murder suspect who’s also an illegal alien.
  • FIFA WOMEN's WORLD CUP FINAL (USA VS JAPAN AT VANCOUVER) LIVE

    07/05/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    Today's World Cup Final - USA vs. Japan On Fox.
  • De Niro lights up Armani front row as menswear goes feminine ["Men" wearing lace]

    06/24/2015 11:03:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 6/23/15 | Colleen Barry
    ....Women's dressing went mainstream for men like never before during Milan Fashion Week, which ended its four-day run on Tuesday. Gucci was the most extreme with lace shorts, satiny bow tops and floral suits — all for men.... ....Armani kept the showroom dark ahead of its preview show, certainly to show off the Giorgio Armani signature cast on the wall but perhaps also to give cover to actor Robert De Niro in the front row. Still, photographers spotted him and his wife Grace Highland and swarmed the couple with flashes. After the show, De Niro, dressed in a white shirt...
  • Look What Awful Thing Just Happened To Another Clinton White House Employee…A Hillary Hire

    06/22/2015 6:20:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 22, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    For years, the so-called “Clinton Body Count” has been the subject of speculation and investigation, fueling all sorts of elaborate and extensive conspiracy theories. Given the deaths of dozens of people associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton — from James McDougal and Vince Foster to Ed Willey and Jerry Parks — amateur sleuths have worked up a lengthy list of Clinton confidants or critics who have died under mysterious, suspicious, or unexplained circumstances. Now, with what’s just been reported about the fate of the former White House executive chef — a man hired by then-first lady Hillary Clinton in April...
  • American woman killed in South Africa lion attack

    06/01/2015 10:18:13 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1 June 2015 | CBS News
    JOHANNESBURG -- A lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park in Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. The attack occurred at around 2:30 p.m. when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the woman took photos and then lunged, said Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at the Lion Park. "They had their windows all the way down, which is strictly against policy," he said. "The lion bit the lady through the window." The driver then tried to punch the lion and was scratched by the animal. Park staff...
  • Rome, Her Saints, & the Gospel

    05/28/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 177 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Davis
    This past weekend pope Francis canonized four new saints in a ceremony which received extra attention as two of the four were of Palestinian origin. One of the new Palestinian saints, Sister Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878), was a mystic and stigmatic also known as “Mary Jesus Crucified.” She was a Palestinian and foundress of the Discalced Carmelites of Bethlehem in the late 1800’s. The other new Palestinian saint, Sister Marie Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (1843-1927), was a co-founder of the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters, who spent much of her life in Bethlehem founding schools and orphanages.Despite the interesting politics of the situation, we...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Send U.S. troops to topple Assad

    04/28/2015 12:00:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 61 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 18 hours ago | Rick Newman
    Specific proposals to end the appalling violence in Syria, Yemen, and territories controlled by the Islamic State group are scarce in the nascent presidential campaign. That is about to change. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who tells Yahoo Finance he’s “92-and-a-half percent sure” he’s running for president -- wants to send U.S. troops back to the world’s most volatile region to stamp out vicious terrorism and remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad has to go,” he says in the video above. “We’re going to have to send some of our soldiers back into the Middle East.”
  • Amandla Stenberg Slams Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift For ‘Using' Black Women As ‘Props'

    04/18/2015 11:45:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 4/17/2015 AST | Bonnie Fuller
    Hunger Games’ actress Amandla Stenberg is upset with Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and other celebrities for their (mis)appropriation of black culture. Click inside to WATCH. Amandla Stenberg, 16, recorded a video for her friends, classmates, and the world that sends a powerful message about how black culture has gone mainstream without actually being accepted by others. In the video, she calls out Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry for being white musicians who adopting parts of black culture to be “edgy” and “gain attention.” Amandla Stenberg Slams Miley Cyrus For Using Black Women As ‘Props’ You might remember Amandla...
  • Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

    04/17/2015 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 113 replies
    WP ^ | August 5, 2014 | Radley Balko
    Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. ...]
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • What The Movie Forrest Gump says about Liberals

    04/06/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by cob201 · 12 replies
    evansayet.com ^ | April 6 2015 | Evan Sayet
    Liberals are more self-aware than they seem.
  • Police: GPS may have told couple to drive off Cline Avenue bridge (East Chicago)

    04/05/2015 5:28:43 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 60 replies
    NWITimes.com ^ | 28MAR2015 | Joseph S. Pete
    A woman died and her husband was injured after they drove off the ramp to the demolished Cline Avenue bridge, which has been closed since 2009. Zohra Hussain, a 51-year-old woman from Chicago, died of burns at the closed Riley Road exit of Cline Avenue, according to the Lake County coroner's office. Her husband, Iftikhar Hussain, 64, survived the plunge of 37.5 feet off an elevated section of highway. He was able to get out of their 2014 Nissan Sentra after it smashed into the ground below, on property owned by BP. But the car erupted into flame while his...
  • Grassley Strives for Seventh Term, Always Wanting More

    04/02/2015 9:31:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Alexis Levinson
    He has never won re-election with less than 64 percent of the vote. His approval rating is 67 percent. This is not some senator from a deep red or deep blue state. He is, in fact, a Republican representing a swing state in a presidential year, and Democrats would quite like to unseat him. So why does Sen. Charles E. Grassley seem almost politically invincible? (SNIP) Democrats looking to topple him will not have an easy path. His lowest re-election margin of victory was 64 percent in 2010. (He won 66 percent of the vote in 1986, 70 percent in...