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  • Ink-Stained Wretches: The Battle for the Soul of Digital Freedom Taking Place Inside Your Printer

    11/06/2020 5:21:59 AM PST · by ptsal · 15 replies
    EFF - Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | 11/05/2020 | Cory Doctorow
    Since its founding in the 1930s, Hewlett-Packard has been synonymous with innovation, and many's the engineer who had cause to praise its workhorse oscillators, minicomputers, servers, and PCs. But since the turn of this century, the company's changed its name to HP and its focus to sleazy ways to part unhappy printer owners from their money. Printer companies have long excelled at this dishonorable practice, but HP is truly an innovator, the industry-leading Darth Vader of sleaze, always ready to strong-arm you into a "deal" and then alter it later to tilt things even further to its advantage. The company's...
  • Kamala Harris tries to run from her record as a merciless prosecutor. Oh wait...

    08/28/2020 2:32:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Kamala Harris's weak spot has always been her harsh, sleazy, Vishinsky-like record as prosecutor. She locked them up and threw away the key. She threw them in for smalltime pot offenses and then laughed about smoking pot herself, as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard pointed out in the last debate. Heck, she left them to rot there longer than their actual sentences in order to use them as cheap prison labor. She stood by phony testimony from verifiably dishonest prosecutors to keep the wrongly convicted in jail. Such a wonder woman. She packages her record as "Smart on Crime." Now that the...
  • ‘Mamma Mia! 2: Here We Go Again’ Is A Visual Delight That Won’t Disappoint

    07/24/2018 10:36:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/24/2018 | By Bre Payton and Ellie Bufkin
    Ellie: The original “Mamma Mia!” was based on the Broadway musical of the same name, and varied only slightly from the plot written for stage, which was one of its more criticized aspects. The plot simply didn’t translate cohesively to screen.“Here We Go Again” is a completely original story, the architect of which is none other than Richard Curtis, the king of romantic comedies. Known for power-hits “Love, Actually” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” among many others, Curtis has a knack for creating a world of characters with depth and complexity that the audience loves.Curtis, who also executive...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Did All the Chilean Bishops Offer Pope Their Resignations?

    05/18/2018 6:18:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | Steve Skojec
    Was going to write a post about this. Decided a quick video would be faster on a Friday afternoon. Please feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments.Have a good weekend, everyone! Why Did All the Chilean Bishops Offer Pope Their Resignations?
  • Clinton supporter Streisand sends up Trump with ‘Send In The Clowns’ parody

    09/10/2016 10:49:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Clinton supporter Streisand sends up Trump with ‘Send In The Clowns’ parody By Anne Gearan September 10 at 1:39 AM NEW YORK — Isn’t it rich? Broadway legend and Hillary Clinton supporter Barbra Streisand lampooned maybe-billionaire Donald Trump before a crowd of wealthy Democrats on Friday night, to the tune of “Send In The Clowns.” Yes, that Broadway classic from 1973 that you now cannot get out of your head (you’re welcome) was repurposed as a gag at a Clinton fundraiser targeting gay donors and featuring Streisand. Clinton spoke and Streisand sang seven songs at the New York eatery Cipriani,...
  • John Boehner’s Tawdry Character

    06/16/2015 3:57:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 17 replies
    Tea Party Army ^ | 2015 | Charles Benninghoff
    It’s not new. Blackmail, extortion, and dirty pool in politics have, like disease-ridden ticks, found easy hosts for decades. J. Edgar Hoover had dirt on everyone who stepped across the line. The Mafia had dirt on him – he was a closet homosexual. All came to mind recently when Ohio Republican Congressman John Andrew Boehner, the 61st and current Speaker of the House, allowed Obama to push through the far-reaching and disastrous “CRomnibus” budget bill. The Political Insider expressed its astonishment this way: “Why, after a massive Republican landslide victory on election day, would Boehner act in such a strange...
  • Peter Schweizer: ABC Should Redo Our Interview After Stephanopolous Admitted to Clinton Donations

    05/15/2015 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies ^ | 5/15/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, ABC News chief anchor and former Clinton White House communication advisor George Stephanopoulos admitted to donating $75,000 dollars to the Clinton Foundation after being busted by the Washington Free Beacon. Of course, Stephanopoulos didn't disclose the information before interviewing Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer two weeks ago about allegations Hillary Clinton traded political favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation during her time as Secretary of State. During the interview, Stephanopoulos argued there was no "smoking gun" to Schweizer's claims in his book and said ABC News had concluded there was no wrongdoing. Naturally,...
  • 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>
  • Obama Running Campaign Ads On Video Games In Battleground States

    09/18/2012 5:28:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    President Obama wants gamers in battleground states to vote early while they’re playing Madden football. According to Ad Week, the Obama campaign had teamed up with Electronic Arts again to run ads on their video games in hotly-contested states leading up to Election Day. The campaign first did this in 2008. “It was made clear in the last election that reaching consumers through video games makes a significant impact, so it’s no surprise to see this tactic used once again in such a competitive election,” Dave Madden, EA’s senior vice president of global media solutions, told ad week.
  • Rick Perry Writes Letter Appealing to Cain Supporters

    12/04/2011 8:58:45 PM PST · by BagCamAddict · 121 replies
    Rick Perry Website ^ | 12-03-11 | Rick Perry
    Dear Friends, Today a friend who sacrificed much in the effort to lead our great country suspended his campaign. I want to wish Herman Cain, his wife Gloria, and the entire Cain Family the very best and God’s blessings as they move forward. Herman Cain’s appeal was that of a Washington Outsider – someone not beholden to the entrenched Beltway interests, and who hasn’t spent his life cutting deals at the expense of conservative principles. As the race goes forward, with the Iowa Caucuses 32 days away, I am truly the only Washington Outsider left in the race. I haven’t...
  • Star Parker: Don't let America become like Italy

    11/12/2011 6:03:44 PM PST · by AstralisLux · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Spero News ^ | 11/11/2011 | Star Parker
    The Wall Street Journal calls the economic implosion now taking place in Europe "a crisis of the welfare state." The latest European nation to hit the wall is Italy, where national debt is 120 percent of GDP. That is, for every dollar their national economy produces, they owe $1.20. The Journal calls this a crisis of the welfare state because the Italian national debt is well in excess of the ability of Italians to pay its obligations and is the direct result of excessive government spending.
  • Penn State alum raising (legal defense) funds for Sandusky

    11/12/2011 6:14:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 190 replies · 2+ views
    Penn State alum raising funds for SanduskyTribune News Services 2:06 p.m. CST, November 11, 2011 Sam Stellatella, a three-position player in the 1950s for Penn State, is trying to raise funds for Jerry Sandusky's legal defense. Stellatella has donated money and has urged other former players to do the same. "I told him he's going to need a million dollars to defend himself," the 73-year-old Stellatella told the Associated Press. "He called me back and said, `What am I going to do with this money?' I said, `Use it for your lawyer because you're going to need it.'"
  • New York 9: Stunning Repudiation of Chuck Schumer

    09/14/2011 6:03:21 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 09/14/11 | Michael Barone
    This result is a rebuke to Barack Obama, but it is a rebuke as well—a stinging one, perhaps more stinging—to Senator Charles Schumer. He represented much of this district for 18 years and the now disgraced Anthony Weiner was his staffer and pretty obviously Schumer’s chosen successor as congressman when he ran successfully for the Senate in 1998. In addition, Schumer has made it his special project to win back white middle class voters in places like metro New York for the Democratic party. In January 2007, just in time for the new Democratic majority in Congress, he published a...
  • Turns Out the Homeless Man with the Golden Voice Had a Home to go to All Along ...

    01/07/2011 12:21:57 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 54 replies · 1+ views
    A viral video vaulted Ted Williams and his golden voice to fame, but the real hero of this story is the woman he left behind. Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and dove down the rabbit hole of drugs. Not only that, Kirtley took in the baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own. Oh, and by the way, she's partially blind.
  • The GOP's Sarah Palin problem

    11/05/2010 9:40:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 138 replies · 2+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 11/5/10 | Michael Gerson
    At their new political high-water mark, Republicans have plenty of reasons to celebrate - and at least one large cause for worry. On Election Day, voters shattered the Obama agenda of expanded public benefits and increased income tax progressivity, leaving the president to reassemble his goals with glue and tape. During this midterm cycle, Republicans became reacquainted with estranged friends: independents, seniors, college-educated voters, working-class voters, rural voters and suburban voters. The Republican Party will benefit from the infusion of diverse, attractive new leaders, including some, such as Florida Sen.-elect Marco Rubio, with Tea Party pedigrees.
  • Ann Coulter Responds to Media Matters Attacks (The Pile-On-Coulter Continues)

    01/07/2009 11:17:29 AM PST · by Syncro · 64 replies · 3,446+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 7, 2009 | Phil Brennan
    Ann Coulter Responds to Media Matters Attacks Wednesday, January 7, 2009 7:50 AM By: Phil Brennan The far left attack dog Media Matters for America is obviously unhappy with Ann Coulter’s new book “Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America.” published a 6,000 word compilation of a dozen alleged lies contained in her book which unmasks some of the left’s sleaziest tactics. Media Matters, according to widely respected pollster Frank Luntz is “one of the most destructive organizations associated with American politics today … They are vicious. They only understand one thing: attack...” Newsmax asked Ms. Coulter to respond...
  • Brock’s Anti-McCain Hate Factory Implodes

    06/02/2008 7:23:37 AM PDT · by vadum · 15 replies · 211+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | May 30, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    With barely a whimper a few weeks after its big launch, David Brock's much-hyped Progressive Media USA has collapsed, thrown under the bus by Team Obama. (See previous blog entry here.) Two weeks ago [sorry--I've gotten behind in my blogging] the ambitious 501(c)(4) group, which vowed to spend $400 million trashing John McCain, quietly announced it would "dramatically scale back its efforts in deference to the wishes of the [Democratic] party's presumptive nominee," the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports. So much for Brock's claim that the George Soros-sponsored group would be independent and nonpartisan.
  • The line between tacky and crooked (Mike Huckabee)

    11/23/2007 4:54:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 237+ views
    Arkansas News Bureau ^ | November 15, 2007 | John Brummett
    Mike Huckabee's most vigorous and able nemesis in Arkansas is the unabashedly liberal and uncommonly activist editor of the weekly free tabloid in Little Rock. I've been knowing and admiring Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times for 30 years, since we were lads breaking in at the late, lamented Arkansas Gazette. He went to bat with higher-ups to make me a columnist. Then, when I up and quit one day, they made him the columnist. There wasn't any drop-off that I could tell, and I'm being kind to myself. He's one of the smartest people I know. He's one of...
  • PRESIDENTIAL CONNECTION - How Bill Clinton's Aide Facilitated a Messy Deal

    09/26/2007 4:44:13 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 72 replies · 1,965+ views
    WSJ ^ | September 26, 2007 | JOHN R. EMSHWILLER and GABRIEL KAHN
    For the past six years, the road to Bill Clinton has often run through Douglas Band, a 34-year-old former White House intern who has helped manage Mr. Clinton's time, accompanied him around the world and even fielded some of his calls. Two years ago, Mr. Band befriended a handsome and charming Italian businessman named Raffaello Follieri. The young Italian, now 29 years old, had moved to New York in 2003 to launch a business buying and redeveloping Roman Catholic Church properties. He claimed close ties with Vatican officials that would smooth the way for deals, according to business associates and...
  • The Central Scrutinizer (She's Backkkk!!!!!)

    01/23/2007 4:47:34 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 41 replies · 1,050+ views ^ | 23 January 2007 | .cnI redruM
    When Avant-Garde Rocker Frank Zappa invented his risible, daffy villain character for the fasical concept album Joe’s Garage, he named this entity The Central Scrutinizer. It never occurred to Mr. Zappa that this imaginary villain would be female, avowedly liberal, and seek the Presidency after a stint in the Senate from The Great State of New York. Yet, however, this dystopia becomes a very real possibility as Hillary dons the pastels, offers up the “free health care” to the middle class, and runs to be everyone’s mommy. When moderate liberal Blogger Mickey Kaus described one of Hillary’s more “nuanced” stands...