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  • House Judiciary to end their vacation to work on gun control while McConnell does nothing

    08/14/2019 3:10:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    True Blue Media ^ | 13/8/19 | Dan Desal Martin
    House Judiciary Committee members will cut their August break short to get to work on gun violence, in an effort to increase pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to act, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Some members want to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired 15 years ago, while others want to focus on legislation that is more likely to attract bipartisan support. But all House Democrats agree that something needs to be done. They already passed two major pieces of gun safety legislation in February: the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act. However,...
  • Going To Austin Texas next week - Need Travel Advice (Vanity Post)

    07/03/2019 9:01:51 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 83 replies
    Next weekend the wife and I are gonna be in Austin Texas for a long weekend. I've looked at Austin's tourism website and have gotten a few ideas - but I also like to know what Freepers like to do or see when they're in the area. We're looking at a trip to Berdoll Pecan in Bastrop, maybe a trip to the LBJ National Historic Park, maybe visit the Texas State Cemetery. I'm not a huge fan of live music. I don't mind it. It's just not a priority for me. The wife and I love BBQ and would take...
  • Denver dad in critical condition on Dominican Republic vacation

    06/27/2019 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2019 | 11:03am | By Jackie Salo
    A Denver dad was so sick that he was booted off his return flight from the Dominican Republic, and has spent the past three days there in critical condition — vomiting, alone and screaming in pain in a hospital bed, his relatives said. Khalid Adkins became so ill on the trip with his daughter that he wasn’t allowed to fly home Sunday — and has been forced to stay on the embattled Caribbean island, news station KDVR reported. “He said, ‘They pulled me off the plane and made me go to the hospital,'” his sister-in-law, Marla Strick, told the news...
  • Vanity - Visiting Glacier N.P. - seeking FR advice .

    06/16/2019 1:00:45 PM PDT · by urtax$@work · 28 replies
    Original , no sources | June 16, 2019 | myself
    We are visiting Glacier NP, MT. for a couple of days. Any advice from G. NP veterans ?
  • Attention-hungry people are faking vacations on Instagram

    04/19/2019 9:33:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 19, 2019 | Zachary Kussin
    Looking to live the glamorous, well-traveled life — and stir envy among your Instagram followers — but can’t afford it? Well, now you can have a photo of yourself digitally altered to make it seem like you can. A Nebraska-based photo-editing service named Fake A Vacation lets users send in snapshots to have them superimposed onto fake backgrounds. Options include a sandy beach in Maui, the rushing waters of Niagara Falls, even the Grand Canyon at sunset. It may seem like a joke service, but lying about travel is a far more common practice than you may think. According to...
  • DC Spring Break (Vanity)

    04/16/2019 6:41:26 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 56 replies
    Notch | 04/16/19 | Notch
    I am in DC right now with the family. Not my choice of vacations as I detest the federal government. Personally I’d rather be drinking near the ocean instead of walking miles standing in lines and dodging thousands of tourists. Anyways, we went to the air and space museum and the holocaust museum. The nazi exhibit were the security guards that scanned you. What else is a good experience? We are here just two more days. I would never live here, prices are high, woman are ugly and evidently it is a bastion for gay men.
  • This Australian company gives employees 12 weeks of “life leave” every year

    03/27/2019 7:41:21 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Matador Network ^ | 18MAR19 | Eben Diskin
    While Americans are struggling to cram all their vacation dreams into their two weeks of PTO each year, Australians — at least, those who work for this company — are planning epic three month-long trips. Ernst & Young, an accounting firm with locations all around the world, gives its Australian employees to take six to 12 weeks of “life leave” each year to travel, work part-time, or simply to do nothing.
  • A word for The True Overcomers[charismatic caucus]

    02/12/2019 11:12:19 AM PST · by Jedediah
    You are My "T"rue Loyalist (Overcomer) for you have surrendered ALL of you for ALL of Me reguardless of the cost and in this one statement resides your greatest REWARD and BLESSING for you have ARRIVED(ZION). NOW THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED YOUR self with ME "Come" ~ "PARTAKE" of The Coals of My Living "T" estimony and Spread these Coals of Living Tongues of FIRE among the lost and forsaken for I AM blowing My Shofar of Delight through you, My Voice in dry places and be assured My Glod and Silver are already yours My Beloved . . ....
  • Going to Texas soon for vacation...

    02/28/2019 4:33:37 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 74 replies
    28 Feb 2019 | US Navy Vet
    ...Galveston OR Corpus Christi(which one has better beaches/attractions)?
  • Democrat Lawmakers Continue To Party In PR WIth Lobbyists Ignoring Americans

    01/14/2019 9:48:37 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | January 14, 2019 | Jack Davis
    “I’d rather see the Democrats come back from their vacation and act,” Trump told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro. “They’re not acting, and they’re the ones that are holding it up. It would take me 15 minutes to get a deal done, and everybody could go back to work...But I’d like to see them act responsibly, and they’re not acting responsibly, and that’s it. We could be — I’m in the White House, and most of them are in different locations. They’re watching a certain musical in a very nice location and frankly, it’s ridiculous. The whole thing is...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show Thread, Mon-Fri, 12-3PM, WOR-AM, January 2nd, 2019.

    01/02/2019 9:00:02 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 33 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 1/2/19 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Nancy Pelosi office stonewalls on her shutdown vacation in Hawaii

    12/30/2018 4:22:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/18 | Claude Thompson
    Nancy Pelosi, the next speaker of the House of Representatives, is reportedly spending the government shutdown at a Hawaiian resort. A person answering the media contact number for Pelosi's office identified herself as "press desk." When asked about the vacation, she told the Washington Examiner: "I'm not allowed to talk about that." She said she would pass on a message on to the deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who did not respond. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the California Democrat was seen Thursday at the Fairmont Orchid resort, which features accommodations up to almost $5,000 a night.
  • Planning a Trip to SW Missouri and NW Arkansas - Travel Tips Needed VANITY POST

    08/29/2018 2:51:51 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 53 replies
    8/29/18 | MplsSteve
    The wife and I are planning a trip down to southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas in late September/early October. We're planning on hitting some national parks along the way - Fort Scott NHS, George Washington Carver NM, Wilson's Creek NB, etc. It's gonna be a leisurely "We'll leave from Kansas City and start driving and see where we end up" kind of trip. There's no set itinerary other than we'll be down that way for about 5 days or so. I've requested the usual travel guides - state of Arkansas, state of Missouri, Springfield Mo CVB, etc. But I'm looking...
  • Inside Royal Caribbean's 'Ultimate Family Suite' that will set you back $170,000 for a WEEK

    08/25/2018 7:54:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    • The Ultimate Family Suite is Royal Caribbean's take on a penthouse, spanning 1,346 square feet on two levels • It has amenities for all ages including a balcony jacuzzi, 100-foot Lego wall, slide and a ping pong table • The suite is decorated with bright, energetic hues and whimsical furnishings that provide plenty of seating • It's located on the world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas and mainly travels within the Caribbean....
  • Vanity: Planning 2019 Summer Vacation to Trump-Friendly Country (ies)

    07/15/2018 4:53:11 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 48 replies
    Self ^ | 7/15/18 | Self
    I travel to Europe every other summer. My mother is Italian and she spends about 6 months out of the year in Southern Italy. She comes from a village nestled in the mountains in South-Central Italy, in the Puglia Province. In recent years, she has indicated that the mass migration of foreigners has changed the make-up of the province -- more crime, more drugs, more trash and more people wandering about, homeless. Crime in her little hamlet had increased by 70%! I told her that I would not be visiting any European countries who have been jerks to President Trump,...
  • Prepare to Celebrate

    07/01/2018 5:03:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-1-18 | MOTUS
    This is a dilemma: the 4th of July, is on Wednesday, so which weekend is technically “4th of July weekend” this year?  I checked my State’s fireworks schedule to see if that would give me a clue but it looks like those communities that don’t actually shoot them off on the 4th are split between the weekend before and after. This leads me to conclude that Wednesday is the perfect day for the 4th as you can log a 9 day, two weekend holiday by spending only 4 days from your vacation bank. I haven’t worked (for compensation) for a...
  • Hillary Clinton's Leisurely Caftan Is About to Be Your New Go-To Vacation Dress

    03/18/2018 8:56:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 120 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/16/18 | Sarah Wasilak
    On a personal trip to India, Hillary Clinton seemed to stick to an easy, breezy dress code. The former presidential candidate decorated linen separates with gorgeous jewelry, including one long pendant and a ribbon-clad sun hat. Hillary worked loose cropped pants and chunky slides as the foundation to her look, and she flaunted two vibrantly printed caftans that made her stand out in the crowd. With temperatures in the high 90s, it makes sense that Hillary chose lightweight pieces, but we love that she kept things modest and chic. Any passersby might have given her a nod - but Hillary's...
  • Man Spots Himself in the Background of His Fiancée’s Childhood Family Photo

    12/12/2017 12:04:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 11 Dec 2017 | Miranda Larbi
    If you ever needed proof that fate is real and that some relationships are just meant to be, hold onto your cynical hats. Let’s rewind back 10 years. Verona Koliqi, who now lives in London but is originally from Kosovo, was visiting a beach in Montenegro with her family. They look the classic family holiday pictures and probably thought no more about them. Until Verona, a decade later, was examining one of the photos from the beach trip with her fiancé Mirand and noticed that the little boy floating on a lilo in the sea behind the Koliqi family. ‘He...
  • The Huma Files: Feds formally investigated top Hillary aide for embezzlement

    09/09/2015 2:41:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2015 | John Solomon
    Blames husband Weiner for failing to notice extra $30K paymentFederal investigators formally investigated top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin for the crime of embezzlement after confirming she took a “Babymoon” vacation and maternity time at the State Department without expending her formal leave, resulting in thousands of dollars of pay she wasn’t entitled to receive, The Washington Times has learned. The probe also gathered evidence she filed timesheets charging the government for impermissible overtime and excessive hours after she converted from a fulltime federal employer to a State Department contractor. Those timecards were filed during a period of time that...