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  • The NRA's Top Lawyer Was Once Convicted Of Murder (ZOT!)

    07/30/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT · by PlasticMan · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/29/14 | Pamela Engel
    The National Rifle Association's top lawyer, who has been instrumental in shaping gun policy in the U.S., was once convicted of murdering a woman in Indiana.... Robert J. Dowlut, general counsel for the NRA, reportedly admitted to police in 1963 that he killed his girlfriend's mother. He was 17 years old at the time. Dowlut reportedly led police to the graveyard where he buried the gun and also copped to attempting to rob a pawnshop the same night as the killing. Bullets from the gun Dowlut unearthed at the graveyard matched those found at the site of Anna Marie Yocum's...
  • The Actual Political Spectrum

    04/21/2014 11:09:02 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 71 replies
    LeighPatrick.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | LP Sullivan
    We all are familiar with the political spectrum, that hypothetical horizontal line on which we find our ‘point’ – our personal political ideology. The principle is basic: left is liberal, right is conservative. But while the standard spectrum is still valid as a foundation, in reality it isn’t a flat line at all.
  • Best Lightning Storms in Pictures

    07/19/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 18 Jul 2014
    After thunder bolts and lighting overnight over the UK , we bring you some spectacular images of lighting storms .
  • 15 Reasons Why the Pro-Life Movement is Winning on Abortion

    07/16/2014 9:01:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 130 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/16/14 | Jill Stanek
    On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade in January 2013, Time magazine published a surprising and iconic cover story about how the pro-choice side has been losing ever since it thought it won in 1973. The reasons Time listed were spot on: Pro-life lawsPublic sentimentPro-abortion generational in-fightingPlaying defense (defending the status quo)ScienceStigmaAging abortionists Indeed, abortion advocates have been in an admitted state of panic for quite some time over building pro-life momentum.But within the past several days two abortion advocates have separately admitted their side is losing… “It’s not just Hobby Lobby: the pro-life movement is...
  • Heroes and zeroes and Zots

    07/12/2014 7:49:29 PM PDT · by burgereater · 299 replies
    The heroes and zeroes of the presidential elections I've voted in. Heroes: Reagan, Bush Sr, Dole, Bush Jr, McCain, Romney Zeroes: Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama The pattern is obvious! Hoping and praying that it goes republican in 2016. I've not just voted for but campaigned for every hero on the entire list!
  • Tagger, 42, Found Dead on Subway Tracks

    07/05/2014 2:32:07 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 52 replies
    nbc ny ^ | 7-5-2014
    Police are investigating the death of a graffiti artist who was found dead next to the third rail in a Brooklyn subway station. Police say Saturday Jason Wulf was found by MTA workers just after 9 p.m. Wednesday at a station on the R line in the borough's Sunset Park neighborhood. The New York Post says the 42-year-old Queens man was known by the tag "DG" and had been leaving his mark on subway cars and buildings since the mid-1980s. An online fundraising site has received $10,000 in donations to pay for funeral costs.
  • End the McDaniel Kook-Fest (concern troll zot fest is just getting started)

    07/02/2014 6:13:19 AM PDT · by koanhead · 335 replies
    The Neshoba Democrat ^ | 7/1/14 | Editorial
    Conservatism in Mississippi faces a rocky and critically defining period ahead after the GOP Senate primary bloodbath. There are many good people - red, yellow, black and white, tea party and establishment - in Mississippi who are concerned about better public policy that will involve, among other things, - and most importantly - smaller, limited government. If anybody can bring us together, Thad can. He's spent his entire career building and tending relationships like a master rose gardener. But the party must step up, too. The next six years will shape the future of America, and Mississippi needs to be...
  • McDaniel Voted as Democrat [troll turned into fried ranch dressing]

    06/28/2014 3:38:13 AM PDT · by OldRanchHand · 266 replies
    Mississippi Conservatives PAC ^ | Nov. 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    RINO – Republican In Name Only – is a term used to describe people who are not truly Republican, they just run as a Republican on the ballot to get elected. Is Chris McDaniel a RINO? He claims he is a lifelong Republican, but… He voted in the Democratic Primary “Records show conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel voted as a Democrat in the 2003 state primary.” –Associated Press 11/13/2013 Chris McDaniel denied it. But, “McDaniel’s campaign spokesman Keith Plunkett said it is possible McDaniel voted in the 2003 Democratic primary.” Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann confirms it:...
  • Haven’t paid a credit card for 6 months? [troll aka “foolynyah” zotted]

    06/15/2014 12:50:54 AM PDT · by pansgold · 259 replies
    VI / XV / MMXIV | pansgold
    This advice is worth what you paid for it. You see, after 90 days of not paying on a credit card, the bank charges it off and sells the debt along with hundreds or thousands of others to a collection agency for 1/100th of the value of the original debt. The debt buyer then tries to collect from the debtor and they keep all the money they can collect. They will take you to court and try and garnish your wages for 6 to 8 or 12 years. That’s when you ask the court to force the new debt holder...
  • The owner of this web site Jim Robinson is tops!

    06/17/2014 2:03:46 PM PDT · by uu smurf · 153 replies
  • "Intersting" Noob falls for classic blunder and gets the ZOT! Ted Cruz Gives Up His Canadian Citiz

    06/11/2014 8:47:05 PM PDT · by Sam Troy · 153 replies
    Vanity | 6-11-2014 | Sam Troy
    It's interesting that Ted Cruz was born a tri-Citizen. People need to realize that Mr. Cruz obtained his Cuban citizen from his father who had not yet naturalized at the time Ted was born. That is a fact. It is being reported that he officially renounced his Canadian Citizenship today but what about his Cuban Citizenship inherited from his father Rafael? Why is this being ignored by the media as well as his supporters? Don't get me wrong, I like Ted Cruz but this issue needs to be addressed.
  • Horrible. FR to Leave Concern Troll for Zot after posting DU talking points

    06/05/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-23-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in 2009 in Afghanistan. Four months ago, his family in Idaho received a letter from their son through the Red Cross. He was still alive. But sadly it looks like Barack Obama is going to leave US POW Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl behind. Obama will leave Bergdahl to rot in Afghanistan after US forces bail out next year.
  • Gallup Poll: Strong Majority Now Believe Gays Should Be Allowed to Adopt Kids

    06/02/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    A strong majority, 63 percent, of Americans now say that same-sex couples should have a legal right to adopt a child, according to a new Gallup poll. About one in three, 35 percent, are opposed. The result is the opposite of 1992, when Gallup first polled the question. Sixty-three percent said homosexual couples should not be legally permitted to adopt in that year. In 1998, that number declined to 57 percent. In 2003 and 2007, Americans were about equally divided on the question. The recent poll was the first time Gallup showed a clear majority supportive of giving same-sex couples...
  • Why Not Separate Marriage and State? ZOT! And ZOT Again!

    06/04/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Iced Tea Party · 425 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/29/13 | John Fund
    Cultural civil war can be avoided by getting government out of marriage There is no question that the media, political, and cultural push for gay marriage has made impressive gains. As recently as 1989, voters in avant-garde San Francisco repealed a law that had established only domestic partnerships. But judging by the questions posed by Supreme Court justices this week in oral arguments for two gay-marriage cases, most observers do not expect sweeping rulings that would settle the issue and avoid protracted political combat. A total of 41 states currently do not allow gay marriage, and most of those laws...
  • Police: Driver mows down victims after argument in Baltimore

    05/29/2014 6:10:52 AM PDT · by csvset · 186 replies
    WBAL ^ | May 29, 2014 | Saliqa Khan
    BALTIMORE —Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run in west Baltimore on Tuesday that killed a woman and a toddler and injured a 7-year-old girl. Baltimore police said late Wednesday night that they arrested 28-year-old Lucresha Mints in connection with the case. Detectives said the intentional hit-and-run happened at Franklin and Monroe streets just after 9 p.m. Tuesday following an argument between Mints and 25-year-old Latoya Skipwith. Police said the fight got so heated that Mints got into her car, aimed it at Skipwith and floored it, driving down the sidewalk and striking Skipwith, 2-year-old Joshua Carter...
  • Whiskey shortage coming your way

    05/28/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT · by TheProducer · 2,377 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2014
    <p>One of the oldest distilleries in the country is warning of what some observers are calling a “whiskey apocalypse.”</p> <p>“Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years,” says Buffalo Trace, “bourbon demand still outpaces supply.”</p> <p>The apocalypse is looming, explains Esquire, because whiskey has become trendy overnight.</p>
  • Every time there’s a mass murder, this Charlie Brooker video needs to be reposted

    Psychiatrists (and Charlie Brooker) offer insightful perspective on news coverage's perpetuation of mass shootings in schools. The bit with the psychiatrist is so perfect, shame is that the media is never ever going to stop covering shootings in this manner because it gets them so many viewers.
  • One-third of Detroit pregnancies are aborted: report

    05/25/2014 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 102 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Detroit women are turning to abortion at a staggering rate as poverty and crime grip the city, with more than one-third of pregnancies being terminated. According to 2012 figures, the most recent year for which data are available, 31 percent of pregnancies among Detroit residents ended in abortion — compared to about 14 percent for all of Michigan, The Detroit News reported. (Snip) Dr. Susan Schooley, chairwoman of the Department of Family Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, said the statistics make Detroit look “more like some Third-World country than someplace in the United States.”
  • I like Putin

    05/07/2014 10:11:51 AM PDT · by olepap · 97 replies
    Vanity
    I like Putin. I think he is doing a good job. I like him much better than I like Obama. Funny, ain't it - an old anticommunist admiring the former head of the KGB?
  • Immense Explosion in Iran May Have Nuclear Origins

    05/06/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 215 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/5/14 | Eliran Aharon & Tova Dvorin
    An immense explosion has been heard throughout the northern Iranian city of Qazvin, semi-official Fars news agency reported, and many casualties are expected from the blast. Around 1.1 million people live in the city, which is located about 100 miles north of Tehran. The blast may be related to nuclear development in Iran, according to the Los Angeles Times. Iranian officials in the past have strongly denied claims by Mujahedin Khalq Organization, or MKO, a cult-like Iranian exile group, that it has a secret nuclear enrichment facility in Abyek, near the major city, according to the daily. The source of...
  • The Collapse of Anti-Gay Religion

    05/05/2014 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | 5-1-2014 | William Saletan
    Throughout history, religion has sanctioned and fueled the persecution of homosexuality. That dynamic may be drawing to an end. Polls, clerics, and denominations are shifting. Theology is adapting. Resistance to same-sex marriage is dwindling, and there’s no end in sight. For 15 years, the Ethics and Public Policy Center has hosted the Faith Angle Forum, a regular conference on religion and public life. Several weeks ago, the group met again to discuss current issues. Transcripts of the conference have just been posted on EPPC’s website. They underscore the extent of the anti-gay collapse. The first session, led by papal biographer...
  • BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Hi-Res Images of BLM War Zone Exposes Fed’s Military Fiasco at Bundy Ranch

    04/16/2014 11:05:04 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 268 replies
    21st Century Wire ^ | April 14, 2014 | 21wire
    New images of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy’s tense standoff with the Federal Bureau of Land Mangement (BLM) on Saturday afternoon reveal how the armed agency’s military operation configured to forcefully engage Bundy cowboys and their supporters who sought to liberate federally confiscated cattle over the weekend. These exclusive images were taken by a GMN photographer positioned right above the action on the Southbound side of Interstate 15 near Bunkerville, Nevada. Despite the BLM being instructed to leave the Bundy Ranch and Gold Butte area earlier that morning, the agency still insisted had a legal right to be there and that...
  • The Biggest Star ... Mark Steyn

    04/06/2014 12:54:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 153 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5Apr 2014 | Mark Steyn
    SteynOnline celebrated Doris Day's 90th birthday on Thursday, and several readers wrote to point out that April 3rd 1924 was also the late Marlon Brando's birthday. You could hardly ask for two more dissimilar stars, so I thought it would be appropriate to make Brando the subject of this week's Saturday film feature: A few years back, The New Yorker published a cartoon in which two ladies discussed the appeal of Marlon Brando: "He plays galoots really well," suggested the first woman. "No, he's not a galoot," says the second. "Like in On The Waterfront, he's much more sensitive than...
  • RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • First Ever UnZot? 2nd Division Vet released from ZOTDOM! (This is HUGH!)

    03/25/2014 5:59:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 98 replies
    Wow, I have never seen an UnZot before, it was awesome! 2nd Division Vet, welcome home! BTW, Vet, you out there?
  • Palin gives Cruz control as CPAC closes

    03/08/2014 10:55:56 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 8, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have won the straw poll, but runner-up Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won the biggest endorsement on the final night of the Conservative Political Action Conference. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the closing speaker at the three-day gathering of activists, touted Cruz and urged conservatives to challenge the GOP’s inside-the-beltway establishment. “Thank you Texas because liberty needs a Congress on Cruz control,” Palin told an audience that erupted into raucous cheers. Cruz, who was elected to the Senate after beating Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst — the candidate favored in 2012 by the GOP establishment —...
  • 'Cosmos' 2nd episode: Neil deGrasse Tyson condescends toward doubters of evolution

    03/17/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 189 replies
    March 17, 2014
    Last night, I watched the second episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (the reboot of the 1980 series). It was entitled, "Some of the Things That Molecules Do." One of the things Tyson dealt with in this episode was evolution. Now, I myself do subscribe to the theory of evolution, but I found Tyson's treatment to be offensive, condescending, and smarmy. I thought it was an in-your-face chip-on-the-shoulder response against skeptics of evolution. I thought this was supposed to be a science show, not a political show. But this is just my opinion. What is your opinion? If you missed...
  • A Conservative Case for Marriage Equality and Zots

    03/13/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Aqua Buddhist · 139 replies
    The Princeton Tory ^ | February 11, 2014 | Evan Draim
    Within a few days, a federal district judge in my home-state of Virginia will likely rule on the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s Marshall-Newman Amendment, which only permits marriage between one man and one woman. Frankly, as a conservative Republican and as a Christian, I hope that the amendment is struck down. Republicans value marriage so highly because it encourages people to live according to conservative values. For instance, by enabling two people to share resources, marriage makes couples more financially secure, thereby reducing their dependence on government. In addition, marriage binds people into permanent, monogamous relationships, enabling couples to more...
  • Chinese Martyrs Brigade take credit for downed plane - why has the MSM ignored this?

    03/12/2014 6:33:32 PM PDT · by King Kong McCoy
    wantchinatimes.com ^ | 3-10-14 | Staff reporter
    “Make Jobs, Not Propaganda” President Obama’s income inequality campaign – the centerpiece of his effort to save vulnerable Democrats from the Obamacare disaster – is fast losing steam in the face of raw facts and political reality. The President wandered up to Connecticut the other day to sing the praises of a minimum wage increase with friendly Democratic governors who have moved to raise the minimum wage in their states. His refrain was familiar. “It’s time to give America a raise,” Obama said. “It’s not bad business to do right by your workers; it’s good business.” As usual, the president...
  • CT Cop to Gun Owning Patriot: “I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In”

    03/08/2014 6:12:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 338 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | march 8, 2014 | tim brown
    Last weekend, I reported on Connecticut John Cinque's 2013 warning to lawmakers that he would not comply with their attempts to force the citizens of Connecticut to register their semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. Since that time, the video, though a year old, has gone viral. However, in a recent video between Mr. Cinque and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Viconti, Cinque reveals that a Branford, Connecticut police officer told him, "I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In."
  • Georgia, Mississippi Follow Arizona by Blocking Bills Seen as Anti-Gay

    02/28/2014 7:19:26 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 78 replies
    Time.com ^ | 02/28/2014 | David Winograd
    Less than 24 hours after Arizona’s governor vetoed a bill that had been criticized as anti-gay, similar legislation in Georgia and Mississippi are hitting new roadblocks. Georgia state senator Josh McKoon conceded on Thursday that support for his religious-freedom bill is evaporating, 11Alive Atlanta reports. He told the Huffington Post that a committee vote on his legislation, previously scheduled for next Monday, has been taken off the calendar. McKoon said his bill merely protects religious rights of Georgia residents, but critics argued it would allow business owners to refuse services to gays based on religious beliefs. In Mississippi, the state...
  • The "Born Gay" Hoax

    02/27/2014 3:43:57 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 164 replies
    FreeWebs.com ^ | n/a | Unknown
    The Born “Gay” Hoax By 1985, the pro-sodomy movement The born “gay” hoax was invented in 1985 by Marshall Kirk and Dr. Hunter Madsen. Marshall Kirk graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1980 majoring in psychology and went on to become a writer and researcher in neuropsychiatry. Dr. Hunter Madsen earned a PhD in politics from Harvard University in 1985, then went on to become an expert on public persuasion tactics, social marketing, and has designed commercial marketing on Madison Avenue. He has also served as a consultant to pro-sodomy media campaigns across America. In 1985, Marshall Kirk...
  • Yes, Atheism and Conservatism Are Compatible [uh, huh. bye]

    02/26/2014 3:05:25 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 257 replies
    NRO ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Yesterday, in response to one of the many brouhahas that CPAC seems always to invite, Brent Bozell issued the following statement: The invitation extended by the ACU, Al Cardenas and CPAC to American Atheists to have a booth is more than an attack on conservative principles. It is an attack on God Himself. American Atheists is an organization devoted to the hatred of God. How on earth could CPAC, or the ACU and its board of directors, and Al Cardenas condone such an atrocity? The particular merits of the American Atheists group to one side, this is a rather astounding...
  • So, I'm a Millennial and a leftist. Zot away (Froggy Mod says "Adieu")

    02/24/2014 3:17:38 PM PST · by Millennial Lefty · 286 replies
    So, I lurk on Free Republic quite a bit. Usually it's to read some of the outrageous comments some post here and some of it is to see what your opinions are on certain articles that also get posted elsewhere. So, a little bit about myself. I'm in my 20s and of Hispanic origin. I was born in New York but moved to Florida when I was three years old. I'm what you guys would consider a "socialist". I don't consider myself a socialist, I'm a supporter of the free market economy except I favor strong government regulations. While on...
  • Evo Debate: Things Bill Nye does not know about science

    For any who might have missed the debate Tuesday evening, it may be seen on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI What I was listening to was more of a debate on the age of the Earth than on evolution although the two topics are related. Ham is well schooled in the arguments against evolution, but he believes in a literal intgerpretation of Genesis and a roughly six thousand year old universe; that is pretty much impossible to defend. Nye, on the other hand, strikes me as a sort of a yuppie and an acolyte of Carl Sagan's who has not made any sort...
  • I FINALLY BELIEVE, IT IS THE WOMAN’S SOLE RIGHT TO CHOOSE.. [Poster chooses ZOT!]

    02/03/2014 10:35:02 AM PST · by carlo3b · 287 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo. ^ | Feb. 3 2014 | Carlo3b
    I FINALLY BELIEVE, IT IS THE WOMAN’S SOLE RIGHT TO CHOOSE.. For me, it came down to a matter of nature, and fairness. I thought it through, and in doing so, I made sure that I really thought it all the way through.. After all of my many years of standing on the sidelines and observing, as was what I have been instructed to do, as a man, I have concluded that it should be the ultimate decision of the woman to decide whether she should be a mother.. In balancing, deliberating, and reasoning, there was but one undeniable truth,...
  • Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins Va. governor's race, Fox News projects

    11/05/2013 7:05:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2013
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli in a surprisingly close victory. Fox News projected McAuliffe as the winner Tuesday night. The closely watched raced pitted a Tea Party-backed Republican and an establishment Democrat locked in an expensive, ideological battle whose outcome is expected to set a course for the 2014 and 2016 elections -- in large part forcing the GOP to consider whether a strong conservative candidate is the party’s best pick to win a national election. Cuccinelli, trailing late by single digits, tried unsuccessfully to use voter dissatisfaction with...
  • Jazz Patriot Kicked off of Free Republic Website (blogger tears are the best tears)

    01/08/2014 11:43:17 AM PST · by I Am Not A Mod · 385 replies
    Here's a link to something. ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | someone of no consequence
    Yesterday after complaining that one of the hoodlums called Freepers at Free Republic had copied my article without my permission, I was publicly chastised and escorted off by his excellency Jim Robinson, the psychotic founder of Free Republic himself. I was upset at first until I read other accounts online of Robinson’s war on Conservative Bloggers and how I am now in pretty good company with the likes of Michelle Malkin and Sean Hannity, who belonged to Free Republic at one time and were both banished by Mr Robinson. “Everyone I knew basically left because of so many childish, immature...
  • The Polar Vortex Thing Sounds too "Wag the Doggish" for me

    01/07/2014 10:22:05 AM PST · by jazzpatriot · 224 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Tom Wholley
    The country is under attack by a record breaking cold wave with subzero temperatures we haven't heard about since, well...the first half of the twentieth century, which must seem strange to all you well coddled millennials out there, but yes....it use to get really...really cold when I was growing up in the 1950s. And wait until you hear what it was like when my father was growing up in the 1920s and the local salt water river that flows into the city from the Atlantic froze solid. But I know its hard to conceive of something like that when all...
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • Dispelling Myths: The Case for Immigration Reform [Enjoy your made-in-America ZOT, troll]

    12/27/2013 11:24:17 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 6,559 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | 12/27/2013 | Brian Woodward
    In his press conference on December 20th, President Obama urged the House of Representatives to support the Senate’s immigration bill, which passed 68-32 in late June. Among the concerns cited by Americans who oppose reform are that immigrants will take their jobs, drive down wages, increase criminal activity, burden the welfare system, and reshape the cultural dynamic of the country. These concerns are mostly ill-founded. The legitimate concerns have real solutions, and a more open immigration policy will be a net benefit for all Americans... Highlights from Article: - A 2013 study by the American Action Forum states that "immigration...
  • Saying ‘Merry Christmas’ Now Okay (in Texas)

    12/15/2013 8:45:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    KTRH ^ | 12/10/13 | Cliff Saunders
    It’s a blow to political correctness. The ‘Merry Christmas’ law that was signed by Governor Rick Perry earlier this year has made national headlines, and is now gaining traction in other states. “Oklahoma, New Jersey, Mississippi, Alabama, and Indiana have filed similar bills. That’s five states now that have filed some form of the ‘Merry Christmas’ Bill,” State Representative Dwayne Bohac, who sponsored Texas’ law, told KTRH. And because it’s now law, Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values says your kids don't have to worry about being politically correct anymore.
  • Scott Walker: Republicans should focus on economic issues to take back the Senate

    12/14/2013 2:33:46 PM PST · by AstralisLux · 90 replies
    12/14/13
    Asked how the GOP could win the Senate in the 2014 elections, Walker explained that Republicans must not be viewed as the 'party of no' as Democrats have tried to brand them. "As they're running for Senate, focus on the two key issues: an economic concern in our country, [and] there are still too many who are not coming through." Walker explained that Reagan's 1980 acceptance speech should be a model for the Republican Party to message for voters. "If you live in poverty, we want to lift you out,” he said. “We don't want to leave anyone behind. We...
  • "Zot" (Words With Friends)

    12/12/2013 9:21:45 PM PST · by CovenBuster · 69 replies
    Anyone play Words With Friends? If so, have you ever tried to play the word "zot"? Would you believe the system won't accept it? Whaaaaaaat??? Apparently they don't understand the influence FR has on the culture! A couple of years ago when I was fairly new to the game, I thought I was about to make an impressive move. I had the "z" sitting on a triple letter square, and I was creating two words using the triple z twice (vertically and horizontally). It was going to be my highest scoring word to date. I was so proud. Then I...
  • Anyone who opposes the Affordable Care Act is a subhuman (Why Fry a Turkey when You can Zot Them?)

    11/28/2013 11:24:48 AM PST · by Rex1971 · 3,161 replies
    <p>Anyone who opposes the Affordable Care Act is a subhuman. It is a great law but lying republicans are trying to destroy it. I signed up with no problem on the website. Republicans want to repeal my new insurance. Obama is a hero!</p>
  • Sheriff: Dad knocks teen out after son hurt in football game [White perp: Knockout over game]

    11/26/2013 5:45:30 PM PST · by Colofornian · 111 replies
    Katu.com ^ | Nov. 25, 2013 | KPIC staff
    LAKESIDE, Ore. -- A Lakeside man knocked a 13-year-old boy unconscious after his son was elbowed in the face playing football, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. Back in late October, the man's 10-year-old son was playing football with a group of kids at the city park when he was elbowed in the face during a play. That child went home and told his father, who the Sheriff's office identified as Mark Andrew Colton, 34, of Lakeside. Deputies said Colton went to the field and demanded to know who had hit his son. That's when deputies said a 13-year-old who...
  • BENEFITS OF CAMEL MILK

    11/19/2013 1:35:39 PM PST · by Haji Ashraf · 55 replies
    PAKISTAN NEWS | 2013-11-19 | Haji Ashraf
    <p>We are first introducing / marketing to Fresh Camel Milk in Karachi. Camel Milk available in Karachi 200 Rs. Per Liter Contact Haji Ashraf Cell No. 0321-2609554 - Health - Beauty – Karachi.</p>
  • Columnist Defends Homosexuals and Dumps on Christians!

    11/18/2013 8:52:29 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 22 replies
    CST News ^ | November 16, 2013 | Dr. Don Boys
    Rhonda Swan, a Cox Newspaper columnist wrote a column that appeared in the Chattanooga Times Free-Press in which she defended same-sex marriage and attacked the Bible and common sense. The column was riddled with assumptions, speculations, distortions, and mistakes dealing with the Bible and same-sex marriage. You know–the normal thing that passes for journalism today. She is an author and accomplished journalist and received the “reporter of the year” award from the National Association of Black Journalists’ New England chapter. So she is not a novice; however, she is mistaken, misinformed, and malicious. It is a misnomer to characterize same-sex...
  • Congressman: Benghazi attackers knew location of ambassador's safe room

    11/15/2013 5:13:30 PM PST · by FR_addict · 160 replies
    www.Foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 15,2013 | Catherine Herridge
    The terrorists who attacked the Benghazi consulate last year knew the location of the safe room where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his security team sought shelter, according to a congressman who spoke for 90 minutes with the diplomatic security agent severely injured in the assault. "He confirmed this - that it was a very well orchestrated, and well organized, almost a military operation, using military weapons and using military signals," the late Florida Rep. Bill Young said after meeting diplomatic security agent David Ubben at Walter Reed Medical Center last summer, when both were patients there. ...
  • Please delete my account.

    09/04/2013 4:22:49 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 108 replies
    today | Bon Mots
    Please delete my account. I sincerely wish you all the best. :-)