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  • Lottery drivers take note: Heavy snow expected overnight in Denali

    09/20/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jeff Richardson
    FAIRBANKS—An early winter storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve overnight, causing rangers to temporarily close portions of the road for travelers today. With about 10 inches of snow falling by noon at the Eielson Visitor Center at Mile 66 of the Park Road, crews closed the road to incoming traffic this morning at Mile 53 at Toklat River. The closure was lifted later this afternoon, although a winter weather advisory remains in effect through Monday morning. The conditions mean an uncertain trip for winners of...

    09/04/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies
    14 Obnoxious Things We Can Finally Stop Doing Now That Summer's Over Thanks for everything, Summer. Don't come back for another 12 months, m'kay?1. Being punched in the face by sunlight at 5 am. Dear Sun. Some of us would like to sleep in until 7. K-thx.  2. Worrying about whether there may or may not be a visible hair on your legs. Bring on jeans, leggings, and never, ever having to bandage bloody nicks.  3. Feeling like you have to do something EVERY SECOND OF EVERY WEEKEND. Sometimes I just want to sit in my dark, den of a...
  • Here’s Why We Should Dress Respectfully for Mass

    08/04/2015 2:43:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | August 4, 2015 | S Brinkman
    A brief but powerful video on the reasons why we should dress respectfully for Mass is a refreshing reminder of the extraordinary nature of the Mass and the special encounter that awaits us every time we participate. Filmed by Eric Coughlin, cinematographer and owner of Two Sense Films, the four minute video features everyday parishioners getting ready for Mass and explaining why they’re taking the time to don a dress or put on a shirt and tie “The way we dress for mass shows our respect for God in a lot of ways,” says Trevor Stefansky, a parishioner at...
  • Hillary Clinton's summer slump

    08/03/2015 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    This isn't a glorious summer for Hillary Rodham Clinton. She's running for president as hard as she can, rolling out wonky policy proposals, holding town meetings, even talking with reporters now and then. But her poll numbers are down, especially on whether she's trustworthy and honest. Surveys that once had her trouncing any Republican opponent (Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, for example) show the gap has narrowed.

    07/24/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies
    It's summer time....and boy it's getting crowded out there... Obama was shipwrecked with his dog and a sheep on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere. Every time he moved close to the sheep, his dog would snarl and growl at him. One day while walking the island he discovered a lovely naked lady who also had just become marooned. "Finally, some company!" he thought. While sitting on the shore and the watching the sunset with his new female friend, he slowly leaned over and whispered in her ear, ''Hey, could you go walk the dog?''Arriving at the...
  • Summer spirit sales are soaring (Bon Vivant!!)

    07/02/2015 5:15:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/1/15 | Kevin Chupka
    Traditionally, purveyors of alcoholic beverages have focused a lot of their attention on the holiday season. But one major spirits company says the tide is turning, and summer is fast becoming an even more popular time of year to imbibe. Kate Pomeroy of spirits giant Pernod Ricard says there are two sides to the story when it comes to summer’s growth in liquor popularity. “There’s the traditional summer drinks - the rums, the tequilas, the vodkas,” she notes, “but then on the other side what we’re seeing is whiskey, which is a burgeoning trend across the whole category. Consumers are...
  • VA woman charged with leaving kids in hot car turns self in - while leaving kids in car a 2nd time

    06/10/2015 10:54:18 AM PDT · by day10 · 40 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6/10/2015 | Crystal Bonvillian
    A Virginia woman charged with leaving her one of her two children inside her hot car last month apparently did not learn her lesson the first time, leaving the children in the car again on Monday as she turned herself in to authorities. Laquanda Newby of Henrico, Va., now faces three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child, reports CBS 6 out of Richmond. Newby was initially accused of leaving one of the children, ages 6 and 1, inside the car as she shopped at Sam's Club on May 26. When she showed up at the...
  • Spring Has Sprung

    03/20/2015 9:53:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    We are Robyn and Michelle Lytle–a Chicago-based couple on a mission. Michelle came up with the idea for The TaTa Top in response to a story Robyn told her about an incident at a Chicago beach. Robyn had been hosting two Dutch women as a cultural exchange, and they were not familiar with the topless laws in the U.S. When they went to visit one of Chicago’s beaches, they didn’t think twice about running into the lake topless for a quick swim on a hot summer day. Chaos ensued, and a male lifeguard told them they had to leave unless...
  • RIP: The Hollywood Summer Blockbuster, 1970-2012

    09/09/2014 3:29:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Hollywood has forgotten how to tell a story. Hollywood has had a dismal summer. The bad news started coming out in late July, but there were a few still-to-come movies with promise of softening the stats. Alas, they did not. Jim and I took the kids to see one of those flicks on opening Friday night. (Does it matter which one? I hardly remember it.) Jim got tickets online early, in case our preferred 7 o’clock-hour show sold out, and we arrived early to get good seats. We needn’t have bothered. If our foursome made three dozen in the theater,...
  • It’s official: Last EU election had lowest-ever turnout

    08/10/2014 11:00:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 08/07/2014
    The May 2014 EU election saw the lowest voter turnout on record, according to updated figures discreetly released by the European Parliament during the summer holiday period for EU institutions. The updated numbers, published on the Parliament website, show that turnout struggled to reach 42.54% in 2014, well below the 43.1% initially announced. Diplomatic pencils will be being snapped in despair at the lowest public enthusiasm for an EU poll since 1979, when elections were first held. The tweaked figures will also come as an embarrassment for EU officials who had hailed the results of the 2014 poll for finally...
  • Celebrate S'mores Day (No Campfire Required)

    08/10/2014 8:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 | Alysia Gray Painter
    The gooey three-part treat shows up in surprising spots.While the oven or stove top is the route we traditionally go to make colder foods hotter, there've been other heat-it-up candidates through the modern age: hot plates, microwave ovens, the fireplace, even running a packet of something under the hot water tap. (We've all tried it.) But the small, outdoor fire preceded all of these by eons. And that there's only one contemporary dish associated with the original stove seems unlikely, and yet it stands: the s'more. Yep yep: Hot dogs and beans and coffee in a vintage pot all have...
  • More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week (Summer polar vortex predicted?)

    07/28/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/25/14 | Scott Dance
    Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures next week in Maryland and across the eastern United States. **SNIP** Twice this month, Baltimore has set new record lows, most recently on Friday. The low of 57 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a record set in 2008, of 59 degrees. On July 18, a low of 57 broke a record dating to 1976.
  • Texas Dad Invents a Simple Way to Fill 100 Water Balloons - In Less Than A MINUTE (Video)

    07/26/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Gina Cassini
     by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWhere was this for my son's pool party last weekend?We must have spent 3 hours making water balloons for the kids, and my fingers were sore afterwards.Very soon, I'll be able to do it in mere minutes. My fellow Texan and inventor Josh Malone, along with his kids, developed a much faster way to replace the time-consuming process of filling water balloons.Malone's device, which can fill 100 balloons in a minute, attaches to the hose directly for one-time use. He calls it "Bunch O Balloons" and launched a Kickstarter campaign for the manufacture-ready project. It's called the"Bunch...
  • Home made ice cream! Who has the best recipes?

    07/12/2014 1:13:10 PM PDT · by Wingy · 38 replies
    Vanity | 07/12/2014 | Myself
    Okay, the Russians have invaded Ukraine, Obama is probably playing golf, another few hundred "uninvited guests" have arrived at our Southern border, and Germany and Argentina are gearing up for The World Cup Final. My big concern, however, is finding the BEST recipe for my new 1.5 quart ice cream maker.
  • Summer 'polar vortex' cooling off parts of U.S. while the West bakes

    07/11/2014 11:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/11/2014 | Christine Mai-Duc
    <p>Put away those shorts and tank tops, Chicago, and get ready for another "polar vortex."</p> <p>That’s what some people are calling the unseasonably cold temperatures expected to come to the northern and eastern United States next week, as a patch of cold air flows from northern Canada to the Great Lakes area and slips eastward toward the coast.</p>
  • Texas Gov. Perry shares economic strategy during Rock Hill visit with Mulvaney

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's economic development strategy is simple: Have the federal government do what is constitutionally mandated and then get out of the way of the states. Let them compete, he says. The companies will go to the states that are the most nimble, with the right mix of regulations and taxes, the ability to educate workers and incentives that lessen risk, he said. "Competition is uncomfortable," he said Wednesday in Rock Hill. "But it's what has allowed America to maintain its edge." Perry stressed his philosophy with several different examples Wednesday before business leaders from York, Chester and...
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • 2014: The Year Without Summer. We're now seeing similar weather effects as the record cold of 1816

    04/22/2014 7:29:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | Jeffrey Folks
    In their excellent book, The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History, William and Nicholas Klingaman relate the history, causes, and effects of the record cold that gripped the northern hemisphere in 1816.  For most in America, Europe, and Asia, the winter of 1815-1816 was the coldest in living memory.  What followed in the spring and summer of that year was equally disastrous.  It was an entire year of cold rains, crop failures, hunger, and economic collapse. There were multiple causes for the extreme weather of 1816, but all of them were natural,...
  • Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

    01/03/2014 7:01:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/2/14 | Mike Ciandella
    A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change. The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to...
  • Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

    01/02/2014 10:08:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/2/14 | Mike Ciandella
    A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change. The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to...
  • Stranded Antarctic passengers evacuated to freedom ('Tards "rescued")

    01/02/2014 6:42:06 AM PST · by Paladin2 · 41 replies
    AFP ^ | 1/2/2014 | By Amy Coopes
    "Sydney — All 52 passengers who spent Christmas and New Year trapped on an icebound Russian research vessel in Antarctica were airlifted from the ice Thursday in a dramatic rescue mission. A Chinese helicopter which landed on a makeshift landing pad next to the marooned ship ferried the scientists, tourists and journalists in groups of 12 to an Australian government supply ship, the Aurora Australis. The passengers had been stuck for 10 days in thick pack ice ...........
  • Rand Pauls Summer Vacation vs Barack Obama’s

    10/17/2013 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    We’ve Heard All About Obama’s Vacations, But Not Much About KY Senator Rand Paul’s Summer Break. He and a Partner Teamed up to Do Pro Bono Eye Surgeries for the Poor. People Who Came to the Surgery Center “Legally Blind or Much Worse” Were All Seeing Before They Left.Isn’t It Interesting What The Media Considers Newsworthy? Wonder Why The Media Isn’t Interested In That? Guess It Doesn’t Fit The Image They Try To Create For Conservatives.
  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    09/07/2013 6:02:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/07/2013 | David Wharton
    <p>Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games.</p> <p>The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as Japanese officials vowed that radioactive leaks would have no effect on the Games.</p>
  • 2013 : Least Extreme Summer On Record In The US

    08/26/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    Real Science ^ | 8/26/2013 | Real Science
    The summer of 2013 is over in a few days, and has had the fewest 40ºC (104F)temperature readings of any year in the last nine decades. There were only 832 40ºC (temperatures recorded in 2013, compared to 8,357 in 1936.
  • Cold weekend forecast: Fall in Summer (Chicago record breaker?)

    07/26/2013 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/26/13 | Ellen Jean Hirst
    You might want to put aside any plans for the beach this weekend. The high temperature on Saturday is forecast to stay one notch below 70 degrees, threatening the record for July 27. Lows are expected to dip into the mid and upper 40s in some suburbs Saturday night, with northern suburbs experiencing slightly colder and southern suburbs slightly warmer temps conditions.
  • 50 Ways to Beat the Heat

    07/26/2013 3:46:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    It's definitely time, past time, to update this annual list of heat-beaters. Feel free to clip and save, mix and match, or add your own. 1. Delete all unwanted emails without opening them. Especially if they're from types who are always a bit hot under the collar anyway. If you must open any, under no circumstances reply. Soon you'll be on their heated level. Last year I heard from a Satanist -- no, actually he said he was a pagan -- and, you guessed it, he was hot as hell. 2. Forget talk radio and 24/7 television news. Switch to...
  • Teachers Union May Sue Over ‘Constitutional Right’ to Wear Shorts to Work!

    07/24/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/24/2013 | Kyle Olson
    Move over Trayvon Martin. Big Labor has a new favorite group of victims of social injustice - the teaching staff of Lewis County, West Virginia. Citizens have been complaining to school board members about the “way teachers dress,” according to school board president Paul Derico. As a result, the school board unanimously passed a dress code for teachers, banning blue jeans, faded jeans and shorts. Of course the teachers union is not taking this grave injustice lying down. Union officials have threatened to sue the board. "We're disappointed in the actions of the board. We don't believe it's in the...
  • Ok fellow FreePs, what are you reading this Summer?

    07/18/2013 11:12:35 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 72 replies
    I am starting "The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I"
  • Boston to Chicago: More Than 100 Million Feel Stifling Heat

    07/18/2013 6:27:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 93 replies
    Accuweather.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | Alex Sosnowski
    Plain and simple, this week may feel the worst of any week for this summer in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest. The region will be a virtual sauna bath.
  • At least 3 dead, 12 wounded in shootings

    06/22/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Liam Ford
    At least three people were killed and 12 others wounded in shootings in Chicago Friday, the first day of summer. About 8 p.m., four people were found shot in the 2900 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue. The man died later at Stroger Hospital and the three others were in critical condition, authorities said. In the 2800 block of North Spaulding Avenue a little after 8 p.m., two people were reported shot, according to the Fire Department. A 36-year-old man died and a 61-year-old was wounded.
  • Police dog found dead inside handler’s patrol car

    06/19/2013 8:53:52 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 18, 2013 | Alexis Stevens
    A 3-year-old police dog died from a heat stroke after being left in his handler’s patrol car, Woodstock police said Tuesday. Spartacus, a Belgian Malinois, was found dead inside the patrol car around 9 p.m. Monday at the officer’s Pickens County home, according to Brittany Duncan, Woodstock police spokeswoman. *** The officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Duncan said. **** In an unrelated case, a South Georgia police officer resigned in September after leaving his canine partner “Sasha” in his patrol vehicle for three days.
  • Summer Camp: Hamas Teaches Children to Kill and Kidnap Israelis

    06/14/2013 8:56:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Front Lines ^ | 6/14/13 | Candice Lanier
    Vid at link

    06/07/2013 6:16:00 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 114 replies
    Is everyone ready for summer?
  • Source: Preparations underway for Obama vacation on Martha's Vineyard

    03/07/2013 10:17:41 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    President Obama and his family are likely headed to Martha's Vineyard for a summer sojourn again this year. A source tells POLITICO that the Secret Service has started booking accommodations on the toney island off the Massachusetts coast. So far, the White House isn't saying anything, but the Vineyard is abuzz with the news. The first family is expected toward the end of August, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Will longer school year help or hurt US students?

    01/13/2013 11:04:35 AM PST · by madison10 · 42 replies
    My Way News ^ | January 13, 2013 | Julie Carr Smith
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a chief proponent of the longer school year, says American students have fallen behind the world academically. "Whether educators have more time to enrich instruction or students have more time to learn how to play an instrument and write computer code, adding meaningful in-school hours is a critical investment that better prepares children to be successful in the 21st century," he said in December when five states announced they would add at least 300 hours to the academic calendar in some schools beginning this year....
  • New study links current events to climate change

    08/04/2012 5:58:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-4-12 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON—The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist. The research by a man often called the "godfather of global warming" says that the likelihood of such temperatures occurring from the 1950s through the 1980s was rarer than 1 in 300. Now, the odds are closer to 1 in 10, according to the study by NASA scientist James Hansen. He says that statistically what's happening is...
  • D.C.-area temperatures approach all-time record highs

    07/07/2012 6:54:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Sallie
    <p>Triple-digit temperatures expected to feel as hot as 110 degrees have prompted excessive heat warnings across the D.C. area on Saturday and could threaten all-time highs.</p> <p>The day continued a trend in the area that hasn’t seen high temperatures lower than 95 degrees since the month began.</p>

    06/22/2012 7:56:43 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies
    IMPOSSIBILITIES IN THE WORLD 1. U can't count your hair 2. U can't wash your eyes with soap 3. U can't breathe when your tongue is out Put your tongue back in fool. 10 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOU... 1) U are reading this. 2) U are human. 3) U can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips 4) U just attempted to do it 6) U are laughing at yourself 7) U have a smile on your face and you skipped No.5 8) U just checked to see if there is a No.5 9) U laugh at...
  • Hot Time in the Summer - New AirCon Unit?

    06/21/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 36 replies
    None | 06/21/12 | GRRRRR
    It is summer for sure. Colorado is experiencing 90-100 degree F days in the north east plains. Forest fires, high winds and dust complicate the time we can have the windows open as even at 80Deg in the house, the low humidity makes it comfy. The Carrier AC unit for this house (3,500+sq ft, 4BR, high ceilings) has had issues since I moved in. Refrigerant leaks and an electrical issue. Now, with the heat of the summer coming back, the AC unit can't keep up again. I've cleaned the unit outside, replaced the inside filter and am still getting some...
  • 2012 Summer Song Playlist (Vanity)

    06/15/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT · by paterfamilias · 36 replies
    15 June 2012 | Me
    Well, Summer is almost here. I have updated my Summer Song Playlist. These songs are either about summer or remind me of summer. It's Summertime, Summertime - The Jamies Vacation – Connie Francis A Summer Song - Chad and Jeremy Beach Baby - First Class Coney Island Baby - Julien Neel Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot – Buster Poindexter Gimme Dat Ding - The Pipkins Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto / Stan Getz Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles Hawaii Five –O Theme Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas Hot Fun in the Summertiime - Sly and the Family...
  • Obama refines economic pitch by focusing on steady jobs growth (Summer of Recovery IV?)

    05/27/2012 4:58:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/27/12 | Amie Parnes
    Obama refines economic pitch by focusing on steady jobs growthBy Amie Parnes - 05/27/12 04:30 PM ET Obama is highlighting job growth and a steep decline in the unemployment rate to convince voters his policies are working. President Obama’s campaign is highlighting job growth and a steep decline in the unemployment rate over the last year to sell the public on the idea that his economic policies are working. Obama’s greatest challenge this campaign cycle is convincing voters to give him another four years to try to improve the economy, the central issue of the 2012 campaign. Republican Mitt Romney...
  • Donna Summer Dead

    05/17/2012 8:57:18 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 59 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/17/12
    Donna Summer -- the Queen of Disco -- died this morning after a battle with cancer ... TMZ has learned. We're told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63 years old. Sources close to Summer tell us ... the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago ... who says she didn't seem too bad. In fact, we're told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on. Summer was a...
  • (vanity) MSNBC guest just compared disco/Donna Summer to gay marriage

    05/17/2012 10:21:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 96 replies
    May 17, 2012 | Me
    To brighten up your day, a guest on MSNBC just said (indirect quote) "I have never seen a movement in America to quiet a musical genre as the anti-disco fever which was a slap to Donna Summer. It is similar to today's marriage equality: get back in the closet." He said this while an image of Donna Summer was on the screen. Liberals have absolutely no shame.
  • Report: Donna Summer Dead at 63

    05/17/2012 8:55:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | May 17, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    TMZ is reporting that Donna Summer has passed away in Florida this morning. She was reportedly battling cancer.
  • Recovery Summer 2010

    04/21/2012 5:52:15 AM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies
    Conservapedia ^ | 30 July 2011 | Conservapedia
    The Obama administration proclaimed Recovery Summer on June 17, 2010 to spotlight the imapact President Obama's economic program after passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (or "Stimulus package") by the Democratic controlled 111th Congress in 2009. Vice President Joe Biden was placed in charge of the effort. During Recovery Summer 393,000 jobs were destroyed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rose, and economic growth slowed from 5.7% to 1.6%. The number counted by the Department of Labor as unemployed at the start of Recovery Summer was 14,599,000 Americans in July 2010; by September there were 14,767,000...
  • Bon Jovi helps White House launch summer jobs initiative (Jon dodging taxes?)

    01/05/2012 10:07:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Bon Jovi helps White House launch summer jobs initiativeBy Alicia M. Cohn - 01/05/12 01:40 PM ET Rock icon Jon Bon Jovi visited the White House on Thursday. The singer tweeted about his visit and also participated in a Twitter chat with Jon Carson, the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Carson tweeted a picture of the meeting. Bon Jovi’s visit was meant to raise awareness for the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation’s participation in a new White House initiative announced Thursday. The White House issued a call to action it named "Summer Jobs+," part of President...
  • U.S. experiences second warmest summer on record Texas has warmest summer on record of any state

    09/08/2011 9:14:35 PM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 48 replies
    NOAA ^ | Sep 8 2011 | NOAA
    Texas has warmest summer on record of any state The blistering heat experienced by the nation during August, as well as the June through August months, marks the second warmest summer on record according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C. The persistent heat, combined with below-average precipitation across the southern U.S. during August and the three summer months, continued a record-breaking drought across the region. The average U.S. temperature in August was 75.7 degrees F, which is 3.0 degrees above the long-term (1901-2000) average, while the summertime temperature was 74.5 degrees F, which is...
  • Obama chooses fiction for four of five books on his summer vacation reading list

    08/22/2011 10:19:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 8/20/11 | Plain Dealer wire services , Alister Bull and Laura MacInnis
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts -- President Barack Obama, perhaps seeking a break from harsh reality after a tough summer battling the economy and Republicans in Congress, has picked a summer reading list that is long on fiction. The White House says four of the five books that Obama has to choose from during a nine-day family vacation here are novels. Obama's reading list -- like the criticism from Republicans for vacationing while the economy is stumbling -- is a rite of the summer. But his choices ignored the weighty biographies of great Americans typically on a president's reading list.
  • Liberals complain about Obama's choices (the rookie Hussein's summer of discontent)

    08/19/2011 11:15:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Eagle ^ | 8/20/11
    Liberals complain about Obama's choicesAssociated Press Published Saturday, August 20, 2011 12:29 AM WASHINGTON -- Liberals argue that he caved on the debt ceiling. Unions are upset over his handling of unemployment and labor issues. Hispanics brought the immigration debate directly to his campaign doorstep. President Barack Obama's summer of discontent has been marked by rumblings within his Democratic political base over his willingness to fight congressional Republicans and his approach to fixing the economy. Liberals disappointed with Obama for compromising with the GOP during the debt-ceiling showdown now are calling on him to hold firm against Republicans this fall....
  • Bedbug infestations growing in certain settings, survey finds

    08/17/2011 1:00:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 | Lena H. Sun
    Just as students head back to college and families finish summer vacations comes the latest bad news from pest control companies: Bedbug infestations are getting worse and becoming more common in some places, including dorms, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings, and schools and day-care centers. According to a survey released Wednesday by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, pest control companies say there has been double-digit growth in infestations in the past year. About 54 percent of pest companies reported treating bedbugs in college dorms, compared with 35 percent in 2010; 80 percent reported treating...