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  • Petition Pushes In-N-Out Burger to Sell Non-Burger Burgers

    09/24/2016 12:03:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 23, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    Is there a restaurant that you'd love to go to, but you don't like the kind of food it sells? No? Well of course not, because if you don't like the kind of food it sells, you just go somewhere else. You don't go to Chick-fil-A if you don't want to eat chicken, just like you don't eat at a Chinese food place if you want tacos and you don't eat Mexican if you have a hankering for sushi. That isn't stopping one group of brain-dead morons from trying to force In-N-Out Burger to offer "meat free" options on its...
  • Hollywood inequality is 'entrenched', study suggests

    09/07/2016 9:35:41 AM PDT · by Ennis85
    BBC News ^ | 7th September 2016 | BBC News
    Dubai Municipality has, for the first time in the Middle East, launched a robot as a rescuer on public beaches for the security and safety of beach-goers in the emirate. Alya Al Harmoudi, Director of the Environment Department at DM, said: "The move is also in response to Dubai government directives to keep up with the latest technologies and innovations in this area as well as to ensure that all the necessary requirements and precautions are in place to enhance the rescue operations on the public beaches of Dubai." The robot, which can reach a speed of 35 Kph, or...
  • Trump promised personal gifts on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Here’s who really paid.

    08/23/2016 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold and Alice Crites
    The time had come to fire Khloé Kardashian. But first, Donald Trump had a question. “What’s your charity?” Trump asked. They were filming “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the reality-TV show where Trump schooled the faded and the semi-famous in the arts of advertising, salesmanship and workplace in­fighting. Most weeks, one winner got prize money for charity. One loser got fired. ... “I’m going to give $20,000 to your charity,” Trump said, according to a transcript of that show. He didn’t. After the show aired in 2009, Kardashian’s charity did receive $20,000. But it wasn’t from Trump. Instead, the check came from...
  • Paul Ryan: House sit-in on guns is a 'publicity stunt'

    06/22/2016 3:56:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/22/16 | Theodore Schleifer
    ...Ryan called the Democratic lawmakers' sit-in Wednesday to protest inaction on gun laws a "publicity stunt," saying that House liberals were more interested in headlines.... .....the sit-in that began earlier in Ryan's chamber earned his scorn. "This is nothing more than a publicity stunt," Ryan said, saying House Democrats would infringe on Second Amendment rights and do nothing to prevent terrorist attacks. "This is not about a solution to a problem. This is about trying to get attention." Ryan said they would not take up gun bills that the Senate already voted down on Monday. He called on legislation to...
  • Breaking: Ted Cruz makes outrageous statement on voterless election win in Wyoming

    04/17/2016 4:26:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 332 replies
    Ted Cruz on Wyoming win: "This is how elections are won in America." Once again, voters are not represented in the process. Instead, "votes" for the nominee are gained by backroom politics. Another corrupt process by the GOP establishment. From Fox News: Ted Cruz on Saturday won all 14 delegates in the Wyoming GOP convention -- a relatively small number but enough for the Texas senator to declare victory and keep GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump from securing the nomination. “We are likely to have a battle in Cleveland to decide who is the nominee,” Cruz told party members before...
  • Cruz Camp Caught Cheating in St. Louis County to Steal Delegates from Trump

    04/12/2016 10:33:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    GP ^ | 04/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    More… Chaos broke out at the GOP St. Charles convention Saturday when the Cruz camp tried to steal the delegates there, too.Ted Cruz lost Missouri to Donald Trump. Trump was awarded 25 delegates to 15 for Ted Cruz. Now there is evidence that the Cruz team violated the rules. The Missouri caucus rules (page 5, #4) does not allow for paper or secret ballots. Here’s the link . Local Trump supporters are working 24/7 to collect and sort all the information from the St. Louis county township caucuses by the April 15 deadline. The only caucuses in St Louis that...
  • GOP Elite Launches Website – What a Complete Insult

    04/12/2016 9:29:51 AM PDT · by upchuck · 57 replies
    Preserve Freedom ^ | circa April 11, 2016
    The GOP Elites are getting all their ducks in a row. They’re spending millions to attack and discredit Trump. Behind the scenes, they are cutting deals with delegates. They are pulling out all the tricks at primary polls. Now, here’s the ultimate insult to Republican voters. The Republican National Committee launched a new website to prepare the public for a contested GOP convention: The Republican National Convention (RNC) launched in order to prepare the public for what to expect at a contested national convention. The website outlines party rules for delegates and the process that occurs if no GOP...
  • Against Trump (RINOs dedicate entire magazine to Trump bashing)

    01/22/2016 6:44:33 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 157 replies
    NRO ^ | January 22, 2016 | Numerous RINOs
    Trump nevertheless offers a valuable warning for the Republican party. If responsible men irresponsibly ignore an issue as important as immigration, it will be taken up by the reckless. If they cannot explain their Beltway maneuvers - worse, if their maneuvering is indefensible - they will be rejected by their own voters. If they cannot advance a compelling working-class agenda, the legitimate anxieties and discontents of blue-collar voters will be exploited by demagogues. We sympathize with many of the complaints of Trump supporters about the GOP, but that doesn't make the mogul any less flawed a vessel for them. Some...
  • To Be, or Not to Be Offended

    01/06/2016 7:00:20 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 1/6/2016 | Deana Chadwell
    Being offensive is a breech of etiquette, not of morality. Being offensive is belching loudly, swearing like a stevedore, farting in church. It's a failure of proper manners and decorum; it has nothing to do with political opinions, religious faith, or human morals.
  • USS Jackson: Choice of name for Navy ship sparks criticism

    12/10/2015 9:44:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)—The commissioning of the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, has angered activists who don't want to see President Andrew Jackson honored. The new ship, also designated LCS 6, was commissioned in Mississippi on Saturday and honors Jackson, Mississippi, which the Navy noted in a news release is named for former President Andrew Jackson. The ship is the Navy's third to bear the seventh president's name. The designation comes amid a nationwide review of Jackson's legacy; activists who have fought having his name celebrated were dismayed to learn of the name the Navy had chosen.
  • University of Missouri Police Ask Students to Report ‘Hurtful Speech’

    11/10/2015 9:45:35 AM PST · by simpson96 · 127 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/10/2015 | Alex Griswold
    The Missouri University Police Department (MUPD) sent an email to students Tuesday morning urging them to call them and report any hurtful speech they encounter on the campus.In an email that was flagged by several Missouri-based journalists, the MUPD asked "individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions" to call the department's general phone line "to continue to ensure that the University of Missouri campus remains safe." They suggest that students provide a detailed description of the offender, their location or license plate number, and even to take a picture if possible.
  • Stink raised over horse manure in LaGrange County (Indiana)

    10/05/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Goshen News ^ | DENISE FEDOROW
    That petition states in part, “We the taxpayers of LaGrange County respectfully request the county require the Amish community to attach manure bags to buggies and to clean up hitching rack areas after use.”
  • Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

    10/01/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 9-22-15 | Peter Gray
    A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about how to deal with the decline in resilience among students. At the first meeting, we learned that emergency calls to Counseling had more than doubled over the past five years. Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life. Recent examples mentioned included a student who felt traumatized because her roommate had called her a “bitch” and two students who had sought counseling because they had seen a...
  • Micromanaging Free Speech

    08/21/2015 11:12:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 21, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Back in the day, when bosses and CEOs got a little too attentive to detail, we would wryly note that they were “micromanaging.” Today, students actually want university administrators to micromanage free speech, putting the First Amendment at risk. “Two terms have risen quickly from obscurity into common campus parlance,” Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt write in the latest issue of The Atlantic. “Microaggressions are small actions or word choices that seem on their face to have no malicious intent but that are thought of as a kind of violence nonetheless. For example, by some campus guidelines, it is a...
  • Andy Richter Calls Me ‘F**king Creep’ For Criticizing Anti-Gun Amy Schumer

    08/06/2015 8:05:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 8/5/2015 | John Nolte
    According to Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter, I did a terrible thing the other day during a radio appearance; I questioned the current queen of the ruling class — Senator Chuck Schumer’s cousin, comedienne Amy Schumer, after she made a public appearance to call for more federal spending, and for more restrictions of my Second Amendment civil rights. Apparently, believing that a celebrity might exploit a tragedy in order to further their career is now off limits, or something. Because we have never seen anything like that before.
  • Tyrants and Snowflakes

    07/19/2015 6:54:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 7/19/2015 | Clarice Feldman
    At a time when government and institutional overreach has never seemed more extreme, tyrants at the helm are using every means at their disposal to stifle free speech. Elsewhere -- on alternative media and in universities, in particular -- speech is being censored, ostensibly to protect the tender sensibilities of snowflakes -- those infantile sad sacks who need protection from normal debate and such thoughts as have not before penetrated the bubbles they inhabit.
  • When seas rise, will your home be under water? Website helps Miami...

    05/26/2015 4:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center have developed a web app, known as the Sea Level Rise Toolbox, which helps Miami-Dade residents visualize the possible impact of rising seas in South Florida on their neighborhoods. ...."Our goal with our app is to inform residents of South Florida about the potential impact of sea level rise where they live,”–­­ said Susan Jacobson, assistant professor of journalism at FIU and the web app project manager. “We want to help our fellow Floridians understand sea level rise and how it may affect...
  • Attention white people: Stop committing 'microagressions'!

    05/14/2015 8:36:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 5/14/2015 | Rick Moran
    Most of us make an effort to be sensitive to other people's feelings regardless of race. But a study produced by the University of Illinois claims we shouldn't even bother. The fact that you are white causes people of color discomfort.
  • Shelton superintendent addresses concerns after students create petition against prom dress code

    05/12/2015 5:30:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Fox Connecticut ^ | 5/11/15 | Marcus Haran, et al
    .....Shelton High School students were shocked and upset with what they heard in school on Friday. In an announcement over the school’s PA system, students were told that prom dresses with slits, open backs and revealing low cuts would not be allowed at this weekend’s junior/senior prom. Shelton’s high school headmaster Beth Smith is threatening to turn students away at the door, though students say Smith encouraged them to show her a photo of the dress they were planning to wear so that she could approve it or deny it. “I’m not showing her because I know it will be...
  • Chargers, Raiders will jointly pursue an NFL stadium in Carson

    02/20/2015 6:25:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 20, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    On the field, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have had as bitter a rivalry as any in the NFL but in a sense, they’re now partners. The teams will officially announce Friday that, while they work on stadium deals in their current cities, they will jointly pursue a shared, $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson as an alternative. While theirs might seem to be an unlikely pairing -- the Silver & Black and the Powder Blue -- the Raiders and Chargers have actually been closer over the years than many people might think.
  • So, That Happened: The Podcast Barack Obama Does Not Want You To Hear

    01/31/2015 8:02:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1/31/15 | Linkins, Delaney, Carter
    So, that happened: This week, we learned that President Barack Obama is really upset with our coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. So he's not gonna like what we're about to do, which is talk about the fact that the one part of his agenda Congress might sign on to is the trade deal every liberal hates.
  • Ex-players react: Brady‘s cluelessness ‘unbelievable’

    01/23/2015 12:52:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 233 replies ^ | January 22, 2015 | Howie Kussoy
    For more than a decade, Tom Brady has established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, one of the sport’s most popular and respected players. On Wednesday, Brady may have jeopardized his credibility for good. Like Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Brady denied having anything to do with footballs being deflated in the AFC Championship Game and denied knowing it had occurred until the next day, but to the quarterback’s former peers, the NFL’s golden boy lost some of the luster he had earned in his 15-year career. “I did not believe what Tom had to say,” former quarterback...
  • NFL investigating if Patriots used deflated footballs in AFC Championship game

    01/19/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 221 replies ^ | 1-19-2015 | Fox News
    The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, following the AFC championship game, in which the Patriots demolished the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7. The charge was first made Sunday night, when an Indianapolis reporter that the NFL had seized at least one game ball from the AFC championship game to examine whether pigskins were intentionally deflated to make them easier to throw and catch. “The NFL is investigating the possibility,”...
  • Five Ways to Spot a Problem Employee

    08/13/2014 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Salary.Com for Business ^ | 13 August 2014 | No Byline
    Find Them Before They Spoil the Bunch As a business owner and/or manager, you work hard and spend a considerable amount of time and money on hiring the right people. Prior experience, references and whether or not the person will fit into your company's culture are all things that must be carefully examined. If you're thorough and do your homework, chances are the person will likely work out. But what happens six months, a year, or 5 years down the road when things take a turn for the worse? Employees—especially those on the fast track—work hard to stand out and...
  • Leading Dem calls those who lost healthcare coverage ‘whiners’

    08/02/2014 8:24:14 PM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    HumanEvents ^ | 7/30/2014 | Staff
    Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) labeled people who have lost their healthcare coverage as a result of Obamacare “whiners.” Reps. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) rebuked Eshoo’s comments today, and offered support for an Employee Healthcare Protection Act:
  • Redskins and thin skins

    06/11/2014 7:04:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/11/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    The U.S. Senate under the guidance – or, if you prefer, the thumb – of Harry Reid isn’t interested in getting to the bottom of scandals involving the IRS, Benghazi or the Veterans Administration. But half the Senate—50 members, count ‘em, 50 – decided that the worst problem facing us was that their hometown football team continues to call itself the Washington Redskins. Even though a poll has shown that 80 percent of actual Native Americans have no problem with the name, Harry Reid and his coven of chowderheads have decided that something must be done. The very idea that...
  • Pelosi: We Won't Be Sending Democrats to Benghazi Select Committee Because Fairness

    05/09/2014 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies ^ | May 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner this afternoon saying she would not be sending any Democrats to sit on the Benghazi select committee because it "isn't fair," or something. More from the Washington Examiner: Democrats say they are concerned it will not allow their party to participate fairly in the investigation, which will involve subpoenas and viewing of classified materials related to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. According to a Democratic leadership aide, Pelosi rejects a rule that will not prevent chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., from issuing unilateral subpoenas...
  • Tired of Whining Homosexuals

    04/22/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 22, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are afflicted with a birth defect they seem unable to understand. However, I'm tired of them and their supporters harassing those who don't accept their peculiar social views. A growing body of scientific research indicates that homosexuals are born with the brain of one sex and the body of the other. A homosexual male's brain is similar to a heterosexual female's brain. A homosexual female's brain is similar to a heterosexual male's brain. In other words the people who think they are homosexuals are really transsexuals. Thus, homosexuality might be treatable with a...
  • Mysterious audio device found inside FIU room [Muslim Prayer Room Brugged?]

    03/14/2014 6:24:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 3/14/14
    It is a case that has some Florida International University students concerned after an audio device was found inside one of the rooms where Muslim students use for prayer.
  • An Obamacare supporter recounts his misadventures dealing with

    01/14/2014 4:12:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 144 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 2014 | Steve Frieez
    As we hoisted champagne flutes in the first seconds of 2014, my partner and I toasted all the usual things people do as they look ahead to the coming year. Health. Happiness. Love. Optimism. Hope. To that traditional list, we added one more: Obamacare. My husband, Miles, was enrolled in what appeared to be an excellent, affordable plan at the stroke of midnight. Celebration seemed in order. It had been a tough slog, of course. We’d worried the GOP would succeed in defunding it or undermining it in some other way that would put affordable coverage further out of our...
  • Ex-Vikings punter: Coach made anti-gay remarks

    01/02/2014 5:23:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2014 7:57 PM EST | Jon Krawczynski
    Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings, an allegation the coach “vehemently denies.” In an article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Kluwe wrote that coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe’s outspoken support of a gay marriage amendment in Minnesota. Kluwe also says former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and current general manager Rick Spielman encouraged him to tone down his rhetoric in an effort to reduce distractions to the team. At the same time, Kluwe said, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf expressed support for...
  • Gay Activists Demand Phil Robertson Look Gays “In The Eyes And Listen To How He’s Hurt Them”

    12/30/2013 12:20:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 104 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 12/30/13 | Robert Rich
    After the long awaited and highly approved reversal of Phil Robertson’s suspension, it seems that not everyone is happy. Members of a gay rights group are demanding the Phil Robertson speak to the people he’s “hurt” and look them in the eye. (See also: Official: Phil Robertson To Be Put Back On Duck Dynasty) The country of America is a magical place full of people ready to be offended and members of GLAAD (Gay & Lesbians Alliance Against Defamation) are setting out to prove just that. In the land of double standards, members of the homosexual organization are making it...
  • UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”

    11/27/2013 5:03:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - - UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”Posted By Mark Tapson On November 27, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments About 25 graduate students “of color” staged a sit-in in professor Val Rust’s UCLA classroom recently, alleging that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. As partial evidence of that poisonous climate, they complained that the grammar and spelling corrections he made on their dissertation proposals are a form of racial “micro-aggression.”The demonstration stemmed from a new report stating that UCLA’s policies and procedures don’t...
  • Stop demonizing Hillary Clinton

    11/02/2013 5:09:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Stop demonizing Hillary Clinton By Kathleen Parker, Published: November 1 Ms. Know-It-All, the anonymous political advice columnist whose identity remains a popular Georgetown cocktail party guessing game, is known to live up to her title now and then. Herewith a correspondence worth sharing. Dear Ms. Know-It-All: It appears the witch Hillary Rodham Clinton is going to run for president. It makes my skin crawl to think of her and that husband of hers back in our White House, not to mention that they are Marxists like Obama and want to turn us into Sweden, for God’s sake. It’s not too...
  • Al Sharpton Rejects Criticisms Of Jay Z's Barneys Collection [Too Much $ to care about "racism"]

    10/28/2013 5:02:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Hip Hop DX ^ | 10/27/13 | Jay Balfour
    The high-end department store Barneys New York has recently come under fire amidst separate accusations of racial profiling and discrimination at its Madison Avenue location. The news brought with it criticisms of and protests against Jay Z’s planned holiday collection collaboration with the store. The collection, called “A New York Holiday,” was announced in September and is scheduled to include limited edition clothing and accessories. Famed Civil Rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton recently commented on the requests for protesting Jay Z’s collection with a call to redirect attention on the department store itself. “Some people want to make this about...
  • Where Are the Arrests Over the World War II Memorial Protest?

    10/14/2013 5:09:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, October 14, 2013 | Colbert I. King
    A crowd of demonstrators converge upon U.S. government property closed to the public. The demonstrators know that they are prohibited from entering the property. Nonetheless, they push through the metal barricades, chanting, “Tear down these walls.” That incident occurred yesterday at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall. Not confining their protest to the World War II Memorial, some of the protesters then picked up the government’s metal barricades and carried them blocks away to the White House, where the barricades were deposited outside the gates. Television recorded police struggling to keep the protesters away from the White...
  • Native Americans incensed over pro-gun rights billboard in Colorado (Great Billboard tho)

    04/30/2013 4:35:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 121 replies
    f/AP ^ | 4/30/2013
    Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some Colorado residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive. The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you." Matt Wells, an account executive with Lamar Advertising in Denver, said Monday that a group of local residents purchased the space. "They have asked to remain anonymous," he said. He also refused to disclose the cost but said...
  • Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab

    03/18/2013 5:04:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 12:21 PM EDT The GOP’s prescription to cure the ills that helped bring on yet another disastrous presidential cycle would revamp its presidential nominating rules in ways to benefit well-funded candidates and hamper insurgents - a move that quickly heated up the already smoldering feud between the Republican establishment and the tea party-inspired base. Tucked in near the end of the 97-page report, formally known as The Growth and Opportunity Project, are less than four pages that amount to a political bombshell: the five-member...
  • MI:Ken Braun: A gun control proposal that everyone should support

    03/16/2013 1:14:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 16 March, 2013 | Ken Braun
    Thomas Torres, age 54, was the target of a Connecticut State Police SWAT raid shortly before Christmas two years ago. The Spanish-speaking, subsidized housing resident of New Haven was living in a building infested with drug dealers and prostitutes. He kept his door closed unless given a damn good reason to do otherwise. He didn’t have the drugs the police were looking for and told them so, repeatedly, despite the language barrier, after the raiding party knocked down his door. What followed was the trashing of his apartment and a physical altercation between the unarmed middle-aged man on disability and...
  • Karl Rove Responds To Sarah Palin’s CPAC Thrasing [sic], Rips Her For Quitting As Governor

    03/17/2013 8:27:01 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 135 replies
    Mediate ^ | Sunday March 17, 2013
    Republican strategist Karl Rove responded to the harsh comments former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had for him at CPAC on Fox News Sunday this morning. Before taking a shot at Palin for not completing her term as governor, he said that Palin was actually in agreement with him on former Senate candidate Todd Akin and that he actually works pro bono for American Crossroads. [....] Rove continued that Palin endorsed in primaries and got involved in other races around so he didn’t understand what the problem was with other people doing the same thing. He defended his work for American...
  • Gingrich ‘dumbfounded’ by Obama win

    11/12/2012 3:58:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 154 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 12, 2012 | Claudine Zap, The Ticket
    Add Newt Gingrich to the list of Republicans coming to terms with the loss of the presidential election. On Monday, the former speaker of the House sounded reflective on the "Today" show, saying, "We need to stop, take a deep breath and learn." He added, "The president won an extraordinary victory. And the fact is, we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it." Gingrich said, "But if you had said to me three weeks ago Mitt Romney would get fewer votes than John McCain and it looks like he'll be 2...
  • A RINO [Mitt] running as a yes man conservative (and losing) isn't a rejection of conservatism

    11/08/2012 7:22:08 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies
    11/8/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalism
    Again, a rejection of a RINO who has a Youtube video of him bashing a coal-fired power plant, all the way to articles of him flip-flopping on practically any subject you can think of running as a conservative (and then losing in the general election), isn't tantamount to conservatism being over. Let's face it - Romney had a long track record of being a RINO. There are plenty of past threads here detailing his RINO past as governor, as well as his flip-flops before, during and after the primaries. Yet the GOP-e thought that putting up someone whom they said...
  • Activists to Romney: Why Aren't You Beating Obama?

    09/16/2012 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 175 replies
    associated press ^ | September 16, 2012 | Kasie Hunt
    WASHINGTON - Republican activists are incredulous: Why can't Republican Mitt Romney seem to break open a tight race with President Barack Obama given the nation's sluggish economy and conservative enthusiasm to beat the Democrat? "He ought to be killing Obama, and he's clearly not doing that," said 32-year-old R.J. Robinson, one of the thousands of activists attending the annual Values Voters Summit this weekend. "He should be doing better."
  • Illegal Immigrants Disrupt North Carolina General Assembly Hearing

    03/04/2012 10:42:08 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Ytube ^ | March 1, 2012 | Moonshinner_09
    Wearing bright orange t-shirts with “undocumented and unafraid” printed on the front, three Mexican illegals, disrupted legislative hearings in North Carolina this Wednesday by yelling at House lawmakers for what they felt were anti-immigration stances. They were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, but proving their t-shirt slogans to be true true, Cynthia Lizabeth Martinez, 21, and Estephania Lizbeth Mijangos-Lopez, 20, were released from jail after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency determined that they didn’t meet "priority criteria," according to an official statement. The third protester, Uriel Alberto, 24, remains in custody because he has a criminal record
  • Log Cabin Republicans rip Rick Perry ad

    12/07/2011 1:22:14 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/07/2011 | By Brian Montopoli
    The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group, on Wednesday criticized a new ad from Rick Perry in which the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate suggests "there's something wrong" when gays can serve openly in the military but kids "can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." "Our nation was built upon individual liberty and individual responsibility, and open service by gay and lesbian servicemembers is directly in line with the vision of our Founding Fathers," said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans. "It is wrong for Governor Perry to assume being a person of...
  • Atheists launch campaign to get unbelievers to `come out’

    11/26/2011 8:06:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | 11/26/2011 | Kimberly Winston
    The young man in the video pulls in close to his computer camera with the trappings of a typical college dorm room—a loft bed and the clutter of cast-off clothes—piled behind him. Alex Fiorentini isn’t talking about girls, beer or football. Instead, it’s a coming-out moment of sorts. “Is it acceptable to the majority of the population to be an atheist?” he asks the camera. “Nope. Are all of your friends going to accept you as an atheist? Probably not all of them. And yeah, those things are gonna suck. But the real question is, ‘Is it OK to be...
  • Workers push back against earlier holiday openings (Crybaby Alert!)

    11/22/2011 5:56:13 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 61 replies
    Richmond Times ^ | 11.22.11
    Count your blessings, then get to work. That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier. Unhappy workers who say the earlier hours ruin their Thanksgiving celebrations are trying to persuade companies to back off, but retailers say they're stuck: It's what customers want. Reporting to work at 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Dayruinswhat issupposed to bea day spent with family, said Anthony Hardwick, who works part time at a Target store in Omaha, Neb., corralling carts.
  • Oakland police & mayor face fresh protest over critical wounding veteran (Top Google "news" story)

    10/27/2011 3:11:45 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies
    Protesters have returned to downtown Oakland, California, to demand the resignation of the city's mayor and aninvestigation toexplain how anIraqi war veteran, Scott Olsen, was hit in the head by a teargas canister at close range, leaving him critically injured. About 2,000 people – half as many as Tuesday night – massed in front of City Hall on Wednesday, tearing down a steel barricade intended to keep them off the grass in Frank Ogawa Plaza.
  • Why do women still struggle to get to the very top in politics?

    10/16/2011 9:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2011 | Nick Wood
    Next month marks the 21st anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's enforced resignation as Prime Minister. It is now more than 30 years since she first gained power. She was not, of course, the first woman to lead a major country. That honour fell to Indira Gandhi in India and Golda Meir in Israel. But along with Gandhi, Thatcher's 11 years at the top make her the longest-serving woman prime minister the world has seen. The strange thing is that despite the advancement of women in business and the professions and the growing numbers of women entering politics in leading Western countries,...
  • Next up: Gay rights group

    09/29/2011 2:30:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 09/29/11 | JULIE MASON
    President Obama of late is making the rounds of aggrieved Democratic constituencies. Next up, a Saturday address to the Human Rights Campaign. "Some LGBT rights supporters are hoping that Obama will take advantage of the opportunity to endorse marriage equality and to denounce initiatives that would ban marriage rights for same-sex couples in Minnesota and North Carolina," reports the Washington Blade. Probably not, for at least two reasons: While Obama has said his stance opposing gay marriage is "evolving," he has given no signal it's fully evolved since he declined to endorse gay marriage in June.