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Freepers hate Paul ryan

Go to Hell you Chamber of Commerce whore

Call everyone on the Freedom Caucus and urge a no vote. Start with Mark Meadows. Lyin’ Ryan is a fraud.

Please NO! Melt those phone lines people. Tell them you’ll never donate another penny to their campaigns if they vote for him. Even if you never do. This amnesty loving piece of crap should just go be a democrat.

Watched the 300 hundred pound degenerate gambler William Bennett on Hannity the other night say Ryan is the best of his generation....think about that.

TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP!!

We are screwed. NO PEACE!!


Now we’ve been betrayed by the Freedom Cock-us. Is there anybody at all in our corner? Anyone who will not cave?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3351835/posts
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 23, 2015, 02:48 AM (5 replies)

Norwegians Use The Word “Texas” As Slang To Mean “Crazy”

We saw the screen capture from Tumblr float around social media this weekend and were initially skeptical. But, lo and behold, the evidence has convinced us that this is really an accepted part of Norwegian slang.

Here is an article from Aviso Nordland from March 2014 about reckless international truck drivers traveling through the northern part of the country. Norwegian police chief Knut Danielsen, when describing the situation, tells the paper that “it is absolutely texas.”

Here’s one from a 2012 edition of Verdens Gang, a Norwegian tabloid, in which Blackburn Rovers soccer manager Henning Berg—a Norwegian former star who played for the British team—describes the atmosphere at a match between the Rovers and the rival Burnley Clarets as “totally texas.”

And here’s a fisherman telling the local news about the rare swordfish he caught in Northern Norway: “I heard a loud noise from the bay, but I did not know where it came from right away. Thirty seconds to a minute later it jumped out in the fjord. I got to see some of it before I took up the camera,” he says and continues: “It was totally texas!”

Usually, when the word “texas”—as an adjective, most often without capitalization—appears in Norwegian, the context involves the phrase, “det var helt texas,” which translates to, roughly, “it was totally/absolutely/completely bonkers.” You wouldn’t call a person “totally texas”—it usually describes a chaotic atmosphere.

- See more at: http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/yall-norwegians-use-the-word-texas-as-slang-to-mean-crazy/#sthash.8KkZ6CEG.dpuf
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 23, 2015, 02:23 AM (4 replies)

Ads for Period Underwear Might Be Too Lewd for the NYC Subway







The ads that plaster New York City’s subway system have shown women in the throes of passion, showing off most of their breasts, and wearing just a skimpy bikini—or nothing at all. Can’t they show a woman in a full shirt and modest underwear?

Not if the ad includes the word period. THINX, a recently launched company that makes underwear built to absorb period blood, has been trying to launch a subway ad campaign for the past month. Late last week, Outfront Media, the company that sells the subway’s ad space, sent back THINX’s designs, which feature women in nonsexualized poses sporting full-coverage underwear, tank tops, and turtlenecks.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has neither approved nor rejected the ads yet, but Outfront Media has expressed concern about the ads’ content. In an email on Monday, an Outfront representative told THINX CEO Miki Agrawal that the ads with models “seem to have a bit too much skin.” And the ones depicting a peeled half-grapefruit or an egg out of its shell? “Regardless of the context,” Outfront wrote, they “[seem] inappropriate.” Whole grapefruits, it seems, can be employed as sexual innuendo, as they were in this subway ad for breast augmentation. Just don’t slice those grapefruits in half!

agrawal told me she suspects that the double standard might have something to do with the fact that all of Outfront’s sales representatives and five of seven members of its leadership team are men. She says an Outfront rep told THINX’s marketing director that a silhouette of women’s underwear would be better than putting the underwear on models. When she protested what she perceived as Outfront’s hypocrisy, he told her not to make it a “women’s issue.”

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Most of the many ads that have plastered women in various states of undress on subway walls have been designed from the perspective of how others (read: heterosexual men) see women. The THINX ads address how women see and take care of themselves. “You don’t want to talk about how women’s bodies actually work, but you want to doctor the way a woman feels about her body?” asked Agrawal, comparing THINX’s designs to the breast-augmentation ads.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/10/21/ads_for_thinx_period_underwear_might_be_too_lewd_for_the_subway.html
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:46 AM (14 replies)

Jeb Bush, Icky and Awkward: Jokes That Supergirl 'Looks Pretty Hot' (VIDEO)

Jeb Bush, Icky and Awkward: Jokes That Supergirl 'Looks Pretty Hot' (VIDEO)

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/jeb-bush-icky-and-awkward-jokes-supergirl-looks-pretty-hot-video
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:14 PM (2 replies)

Daycare closes for the night leaving baby inside. Mistaken for a doll.

A Chicago father went to go pickup his 1-year-old daughter at daycare on Monday. But instead, he found a locked building with all the lights shut off and his little girl crying alone inside.

This is one of those situations that fits into the category of every parent's worst nightmare. You come to pick up your baby, and there's no one around and you don't know what happened to your child.


“I was ringing the bell and no one came to the door, so I called the number and no one answered the phone, so I called again like two more times and I was like, so I kicked the door like two times, then I heard my baby screaming in the background,” Jones said

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The baby, one-year-old Journee, was found crawling around in the back room of the daycare.

“I was glad that she was OK, but I was like real mad, I was mad because how could you leave a baby in a daycare, how could a child go unaccounted for,” Jones said.

However, she told the baby's mother that when workers checked the daycare, they thought her daughter was a doll.---

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/36299739-story

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 22, 2015, 07:18 PM (3 replies)

University of Mississippi fraternity members smile in mugshots after brutal beating charges -UPDATE

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University of Mississippi fraternity members smile in mugshots after brutal beating charges

The Daily Mississippian, the university's student newspaper, reported on Wednesday that the five Pi Kappa Alpha members have been arrested and charged in the Oct. 6 assault of Sigma Pi member Jeremy Boyle at that fraternity's house.

Boyle heard a disturbance in the house's backyard and went outside to investigate when he was attacked, the Clarion-Ledger reported.

Boyle suffered a ruptured eardrum, lung contusion and concussion along with several broken teeth during the attack, according to the Mississippian.
"They descended upon him and beat him unmercifully. Beat him within an inch of his life," the student's grandfather Robert Boyle told an NBC affiliate.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/us-world/article/University-of-Mississippi-fraternity-members-6584521.php
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 22, 2015, 03:47 PM (39 replies)

Alabama judge forced defendants with court debt to give blood or go to jail

ncident illustrates shocking disregard for poor people overloaded with court debt, unable to pay.

The SPLC filed a judicial ethics complaint against an Alabama judge who forced people unable to pay court fines and fees to give blood or face jail time.

Perry County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins threatened defendants in his court with jail on Sept. 17, noting that the sheriff “had enough handcuffs” for those unable to pay and unwilling to donate blood, according to the complaint filed Monday with the Judicial Inquiry Commission of Alabama.

“People who couldn’t pay their court debt with cash literally paid with their blood,” said Sara Zampierin, SPLC staff attorney. “This is a shocking disregard for not only judicial ethics but for the constitutional rights of defendants.”

https://www.splcenter.org/news/2015/10/20/splc-ethics-complaint-alabama-judge-forced-defendants-court-debt-give-blood-or-go-jail
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 22, 2015, 03:25 PM (2 replies)

Man tucks cat into coat before jumping for his life onto rescue boat in stormy seas

Source: telegraph

watch the dramatic moment when a French sailor jumps between boats - with his cat in his coat - after his vessel is disabled by heavy seas

he US Coast Guard has released a video showing the dramatic moment when a man jumped from his yacht onto a rescue ship in high seas while holding his cat.

The coast guard said the man activated his emergency beacon after his 30-foot sailboat lost its rudder and rigging around 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11945087/Man-tucks-cat-into-coat-before-jumping-for-his-life-onto-rescue-boat-in-stormy-seas.html



Videos of the jump at link
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 22, 2015, 01:11 AM (15 replies)

Fresh & Easy begins closing down stores

Source: latimes

Fresh & Easy, the grocery chain that has struggled for years in Southern California, said Wednesday that it was closing its business — but holding out hope for a buyer.

Brendan Wonnacott, spokesman for the El Segundo chain, said Fresh & Easy was starting “the process for an organized wind-down.”

The company operates 97 stores in California, Nevada and Arizona. The Southland is home to 54 locations.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fresh-and-easy-closing-20151021-story.html
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 22, 2015, 12:54 AM (22 replies)

Is it time to concede that Trump is likely to win the GOP nomination?

What's more, his lead has actually been much more stable this year than Mitt Romney's was in the latter half of 2011. Trump has led consistently for more than three months. In the last six months of 2011, Romney led for only a week or two at a time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/10/21/is-it-finally-time-to-concede-that-donald-trump-is-likely-to-win-the-gop-nomination/
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Wed Oct 21, 2015, 04:02 PM (23 replies)
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