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  • Conservatives Determined to Derail Leadership Efforts on Immigration

    05/01/2014 6:34:55 AM PDT · 12 of 20
    paudio to PoloSec

    I don’t understand. How many Republicans do they need when majority of Pelosi’s minions (assuming those who are in conservative areas want to be reelected) are behind Boehner?

  • 10 Secret Societies That Created The Modern World

    04/24/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    paudio to Theoria


  • It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College: It just matters that you go.

    04/11/2014 11:20:21 PM PDT · 28 of 67
    paudio to SeekAndFind

    Well, not according to the 20-yr ROI of various college in the US:

    Not all ‘big names’ give you the best ROI. Mostly because they cost a lot, so their annual return must be bigger as well.

  • Did Joni Ernst Just Turn Herself into Christine O'Donnell?

    03/27/2014 10:14:25 PM PDT · 48 of 70
    paudio to paudio

    Christine O’Donnell Bio (from Wikupedia)

    She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began her career as a public relations and marketing consultant in the early 1990s. Since attending Fairleigh Dickinson University, O’Donnell was active in Republican organizations and campaigns. She also worked for such organizations as Enough is Enough and Concerned Women for America. Later, O’Donnell established her own consulting firm.
    With strong financial support from the Tea Party movement, she defeated nine-term U.S. Representative and former governor Michael Castle in Delaware’s September 2010 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. In doing so, O’Donnell caused an uproar among the political establishment. She lost in the general election to Democrat Chris Coons by a margin of 57% to 40%.
    O’Donnell’s 2010 Senate run was her third try for the office in five years. In the Senatorial election of 2008, she was the Republican nominee, losing to the incumbent, Joe Biden, by 65% to 35%. In 2006, she ran in the Republican primary for Senate, finishing third, then ran as a write-in in the general election, drawing four percent of the vote.
    After 2010, O’Donnell provided commentary on the Fox News Channel and CNN.

    O’Donnell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Moorestown Township, New Jersey. She is the fifth of the six children of Carole (Chillano) and Daniel O’Donnell. Her mother is of Italian descent and her father is of Irish descent. O’Donnell has said that at times, her father had to work three jobs to make ends meet. He worked part-time in community theater and on local television, and did a brief stint as Bozo the Clown in the 1960s.
    O’Donnell graduated from Moorestown High School in 1987, where she was a member of the drama club and a student announcer. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) beginning in 1987, initially majoring in theater, but later changing to English literature with a concentration in communications. O’Donnell later told The New York Times she had had three senior years of college.

    O’Donnell first became involved in politics in 1991 when she worked the polls for the College Republicans. She was a youth leader for the Bush-Quayle campaign and attended the 1992 Republican National Convention. While there she began making media contacts, meeting daily with a CNN producer and giving television interviews that offered a college student’s perspective on the convention.The following year O’Donnell worked for three months in Washington, D.C. for the anti-pornography organization Enough is Enough. She then spent two years working in the communications office of the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington D.C. Disappointed that the Republican Party had shifted its emphasis away from pro-life issues after the 1994 election, she quit the RNC and worked briefly for the Christian Coalition as a media consultant with its President Roberta Combs. O’Donnell then became the Press Secretary for conservative Christian group, Concerned Women for America. Christine O’Donnell appeared regularly on C-SPAN including as Concerned Women for America’s Press Secretary in 1995.
    In 1996 O’Donnell attended the Republican National Convention in San Diego, moved to Los Angeles, and founded her own advocacy organization, The Savior’s Alliance for Lifting the Truth (SALT), serving as its president. SALT lobbied the U.S. Congress on moral issues and promoted Christian values, including sexual abstinence before marriage, to the college-age generation. In the 1990s, O’Donnell took a public stance against masturbation, calling it “sinful” and equating it with adultery. Some commentators have noted her comments are consistent with official Roman Catholic doctrine, which condemns masturbation and other forms of non-procreative sex. O’Donnell appeared on Fox News, MSNBC and C-Span as a representative of SALT. She also appeared on MTV’s Sex In The 90s, advocating sexual “purity” and was a regular guest panelist on Bill Maher’s ABC show Politically Incorrect, appearing in 22 episodes. In a 1996 discussion on CNN, O’Donnell advocated the teaching of creationism in public schools and criticized Darwin’s theory of evolution on the ground that it is “merely a theory” or “a myth”. She asserted that “there is just as much, if not more, evidence supporting [creationism].” In the late 1990s O’Donnell moved back to Washington, D.C., where she continued her advocacy work. In 1998 she published an article in Cultural Dissident entitled, “The Case for Chastity”. In 2003 she wrote an article, “The Women of Middle Earth,” for the Catholic Exchange.
    In February 2003 O’Donnell moved to Delaware to work for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a non-profit conservative publisher of educational materials and bought a house in Wilmington.[10] In 2004, she filed a complaint against ISI with the EEOC saying that she had been demoted due to gender discrimination. Later, on February 26, 2004, she was fired, and in 2005 she sued ISI in federal court for $6.9 million for wrongful termination, claiming gender discrimination and that her firing was retaliation for talking to the EEOC. She said ISI’s actions caused her mental anguish and were a consequence of “ISI’s conservative beliefs”. She also claimed that she had lost future financial earning power because ISI’s actions had offered a flexible work schedule to allow time for a Master’s program while recruiting her to Delaware at half the salary she expected in Washington, D.C., then redefined her employment after she had moved and bought a house. ISI defended its action by alleging that O’Donnell had used company resources for her own media consulting work while on their time for Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ, which O’Donnell contends was agreed to before she was hired, and that ISI cited this reason only months later after the firing as a pretext. O’Donnell dropped the suit in 2008, stating she could no longer afford an attorney.

    After leaving ISI, O’Donnell started her own media consulting and marketing company, and worked for both commercial clients and non-profit organizations and other clients. She founded the Catholic Advocacy Network and again began making media appearances.[8] In 2006 she was approached by supporters of the pro-life movement who asked her if she wanted to run against Delaware Senator Tom Carper[8] and ultimately ran three times for a U.S. Senate seat, in 2006, 2008 and 2010. In-between the 2006 and 2008 elections, she did pro bono advocacy work opposing the disconnection of a feeding tube for a young woman who was in a persistent vegetative state.

  • Did Joni Ernst Just Turn Herself into Christine O'Donnell?

    03/27/2014 10:06:05 PM PDT · 46 of 70
    paudio to EveningStar

    Joni Ernst Bio (from Wikipedia)

    Born and raised in Montgomery County, Iowa, Ernst resides in Red Oak, Iowa with her husband of 21 years, Gail, a Command Sergeant Major in the Army Rangers (retired) and their three daughters.

    Ernst is a member of the Montgomery County Republican Women, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2265 (Life Member), Montgomery County Court of Honor, Altrusa, PEO Chapter HB, National Rifle Association (Lifetime Member) and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. She is a member of the Mamrelund Lutheran Church (ELCA) of Stanton, Iowa.

    Ernst was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2011 and re-elected in 2012. She represents District 12, which serves the southwest part of the state. In the Iowa Senate, Ernst is a ranking member of the Education Standing Committee, and also serves on the Veteran Affairs, Appropriations, Rules & Administration and Human Resources Standing Committees. Ernst is also a member of the Administration & Regulation Budget Subcommittee.

    During the 2013 legislative session, Senator Ernst cofounded the Iowa Prayer Caucus, a bi-partisan caucus devoted to protecting the religious liberties of Iowans.
    Before being elected to the state senate, Ernst was elected the Montgomery County, Iowa County Auditor in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.

    Ernst has served a combined 21 years in the US Army Reserves and the Iowa Army National Guard. She spent 14 months mobilized and overseas in Kuwait from 2003-2004 as a company commander at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her unit was responsible for running logistical convoys in Kuwait and into southern Iraq. A Lt. Colonel, Ernst currently commands the largest battalion in the Iowa Army National Guard.

    She is a graduate of Iowa State University and earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbus College.

  • With or Without Apple, Google Will Crush Microsoft

    03/25/2014 10:23:12 PM PDT · 28 of 32
    paudio to SeekAndFind

    People have prophesied the demise of Microsoft for so long, yet it’s still going strong. They started to incorporate Skype in their Outlook, etc., which give them longer life.

  • Nancy Pelosi is certain: Obama is most ‘non-partisan’ president

    03/20/2014 7:08:07 PM PDT · 41 of 75
    paudio to Cheerio
    Yeah... perhaps she meant because Obama is the first president who listens to all Americans.
  • How Putin Parried Obama's Overtures on Crimea

    03/19/2014 9:41:24 PM PDT · 11 of 25
    paudio to Jim Robinson

    Obama outsourcing the US interests in the Middle East to Russia reminds me of the brilliance of Borders outsourcing their online book sales to

  • A Call for Immigration Reform Informed by the Bible

    02/15/2014 11:50:39 PM PST · 19 of 21
    paudio to moonshinner_09

    St. Paul is a Roman citizen, and he sometimes discussed the privileges that come with the status and made some comparison with being a citizen of Kingdom of God which require a claim by the Host.

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy Calls Nancy Pelosi 'Mind-Numbingly Stupid'

    02/14/2014 11:11:32 PM PST · 34 of 82
    paudio to Kevin in California

    This kind of attitude is really dangerous, I think. No, I’m not talking about one member calling another stupid. I’m talking about thinking that Pelosi, Obama, Reid, etc., are stupid. They are not. They are smart, discipline in achieving their goals, and skilled in making their troops follow their order. That their goals are dangerous doesn’t make them stupid.

  • How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction

    02/14/2014 12:20:45 AM PST · 51 of 55
    paudio to SeekAndFind

    Nook HD+ is a good product, especially if you don’t need anything with camera. Check its specification, and compare that with other tablets. You wont find anything better with its screen size and resolution. Note I only talk about HD+, not the regular B&W Nook. B&N decided to focus themselves on the book-side of the business rather than on the technological side. They will still have Nook but will have somebody else made it for them. And it’s not the first time a good product becomes victim of bad company policy.

  • How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction

    02/13/2014 6:02:00 AM PST · 8 of 55
    paudio to SeekAndFind

    I bought Nook HD+ for $179. I am so happy with it since it has access to Google Play, Kindle app, etc., with great screen.

  • Senate race poll numbers look good for Republicans (Michael Barone)

    02/09/2014 7:15:07 PM PST · 28 of 57
    paudio to Impy

    Sometimes I’m surprised that many Freepers are willing to accept unvetted candidates or unattractive candidates (not in physical sense, but in demeanor, etc) as long as the candidates are spewing conservative messages.

  • JK Rowling says 'Harry Potter' ending may be wrong

    02/02/2014 1:56:32 PM PST · 119 of 155
    paudio to discostu

    I thought the books serve the purpose: yes, the prophecies are out there, but it was Voldermort’s choice that made Harry the one with his obsession toward the Potters.

  • JK Rowling says 'Harry Potter' ending may be wrong

    02/02/2014 1:50:58 PM PST · 116 of 155
    paudio to stars & stripes forever

    I used to think it that way, until I failed to see any difference between HP and Andersen’s fairy stories. If anything, Harry Potter story—unlike most stories today, both children and adult fictions and nonfiction, taught children the existence of evil personafied in Voldermort.

  • Microsoft claims to have seen "record sales of Windows Phone this holiday"

    01/09/2014 11:49:29 AM PST · 11 of 36
    paudio to SeekAndFind

    I believe in Europe, at least in UK, the sales numbers were high because they have lower-end Nokia that were relatively cheap.

  • U.S. Troop Fatalities in Afghanistan; Obama vs. Bush [Chart]

    01/09/2014 11:46:40 AM PST · 4 of 61
    paudio to Obama_Is_A_Feminist

    Can’t somebody in the media who is more-or-less conservative discuss this number on air or in their op-ed?

  • Boeing Workers Approve 8-Year Contract Extension

    01/05/2014 2:41:49 AM PST · 1 of 37
    I didn't see this posted. I searched for Boeing it came up empty.
  • Embattled Democratic candidates promise to fix Obamacare

    01/04/2014 4:35:10 PM PST · 25 of 31
    paudio to lowbridge

    Despite what Freepers would like to see, her strategy might work. Arguing against Obamacare from the points of constitutionality, free-market, etc, work only for those who care about such issues, but not for other people who care about their immediate financial problems. Scotus’s decision makes it even harder to convince people on the street that it’s problematic legally.

    So, Republicans need to be ready with this line of attacks, together with rich/poor issues. Not startled the way some candidates did in the past when the msm brought in abortion/ women issues.

  • More than 100 US universities combat ASA’s decision to boycott Israel

    01/02/2014 9:09:17 PM PST · 3 of 6
    paudio to Amberdawn

    American Studies: The only studies whose faculty members practically hate their own subject (America). In other ‘studies’, e.g., environmental studies, women studies, Asian studies, etc., etc., faculty members love their respective subject.