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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee ~ 16 October 2018

    10/15/2018 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 16 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, TennesseeArnold Air Force Base (Arnold AFB) is a United States Air Force base located in Coffee and Franklin counties, Tennessee, adjacent to the city of Tullahoma. It is named for General Henry "Hap" Arnold, the father of the U.S. Air Force. There is no longer an active airfield on the base, as the airfield was decommissioned in 2009. Army aviation assets (helicopters) continue to utilize Arnold as part of missions supporting Fort Campbell or the Tennessee Army National Guard.The Arnold Engineering Development Complex operates more than 55 aerodynamic...
  • Florida Supreme Court: New Governor to Fill Vacancies, Not Scott

    10/15/2018 4:32:33 PM PDT · by rarestia · 18 replies
    Spectrum BayNews 9 ^ | October 15, 2018 @2:04 PM | Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's next governor will get to pick three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court, the high court ruled Monday in a rebuke to Gov. Rick Scott.</p> <p>Three justices appointed by the late Gov. Lawton Chiles will retire next January, the same day Scott leaves office.</p>
  • GA: Absentee ballots, initial in-person voting lines in Cobb showing early election enthusiasm

    10/15/2018 4:19:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Marietta DIly Journel ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Jon Gargis
    Vote early, and often. The oft-used mantra seems to have been taken to heart by many Cobb residents based on initial election turnout numbers released Monday before the end of the first day of early voting. Votes submitted by absentee mail as of Friday, prior to the start of Monday’s in-person early voting, totaled 6,379 — nearly four times the number of votes returned by the same time ahead of the 2014 general election: 1,659. Absentee ballots issued for this year’s election total 21,689 — more than triple the 6,496 issued in 2014 prior to in-person voting then. This year’s...
  • Troll in Chief {Trump Owns Media on Warren DNA}

    10/15/2018 4:15:02 PM PDT · by drpix · 45 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 10/15/18 | Caleb SkHull
    {VIDEO} "Do I owe her? She owes the country an apology. What’s her percentage? 1/1000th?"
  • ABC: Generic Ballot In Battleground Districts Is … R+1?

    10/15/2018 3:16:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    The key to voter enthusiasm in this midterm cycle may be the same as it is in real estate: Location, location, location. ABC News’ Rick Klein takes a look at the current generic-ballot polling from the latest Washington Post/ABC partnership and notes that the double-digit Democratic lead would normally spell curtains for the GOP. However, Klein points out that almost all of it comes in districts well in hand for Democrats — and that the battleground looks far different: It could be even worse than that from the Democratic perspective. The WaPo/ABC generic ballot result is on the outer edge...
  • High rate of absentee ballots thrown out in Gwinnett

    10/15/2018 1:44:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    AJC ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Mark Neisse and Tyler Estep
    Nearly one in 10 vote-by-mail ballots have been rejected by Gwinnett County election officials, alarming voting rights groups. Gwinnett is throwing out far more absentee ballots than any other county in Georgia, according to records from the Secretary of State’s Office. Ballots were discarded because of allegedly mismatched signatures, incomplete forms or missing residential addresses....
  • LOL: Elizabeth Warren 'Proves' She's Native American and Buries Herself in New Problems

    10/15/2018 11:42:46 AM PDT · by bitt · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/15/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is trying to put the controversy over her proclaimed Native American heritage to rest after being berated by the Boston Globe and destroyed by President Trump on the issue. My family (including Fox News-watchers) sat together and talked about what they think of @realDonaldTrump’s attacks on our heritage. And yes, a famous geneticist analyzed my DNA and concluded that it contains Native American ancestry. pic.twitter.com/r3SNzP22f8 — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018 So, lets take a look at the results. According to the data, Warren is 1/1024th Native American. Just checked the full DNA report ,...
  • Young Virginia Voters Aren’t Sending In Their Ballots Because…

    10/15/2018 10:27:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Democrats are already worried about turnout this November, particularly because polling shows that the youngest voters – college students in particular – are the least enthusiastic and the least likely to show up at the polls. That gap extends up through the age bracket of the youngest millennials but mostly focuses on what’s now being called Generation Z. In Virginia, however, it appears that enthusiasm isn’t the only problem they have. Young voters there are complaining that they can’t mail in their absentee ballots. Why? Because many of them can’t figure out where and how to purchase stamps to send...
  • College admin warns students of 'disturbing' pro-life display

    10/15/2018 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Salman · 13 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Oct 09, 2018 | Carmen Diaz
    ... “It is possible that this display may contain images that could be disturbing to some members of our community,” the university's message to students read. “This email serves to inform you that these activities will be taking place, should you desire to avoid the area.” “As an institution, we have the right to reasonably regulate the time, place, and manner in which individuals or groups are allowed to exercise the right to freedom of speech,” the school continued, noting that “NDSU Collegians for Life ha[s] followed all institutional expectations and have been approved to conduct these activities. The institution...
  • ‘Political lynching’: Leading black Democrats scold party for stance on Rep. Melton ( Colorado )

    10/12/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 11, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    As calls mount from both the left and the right for Democratic state Rep. Jovan Melton to step down from his House District 41 seat in Aurora, supporters, including former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, argued Thursday that a double standard is being applied to Melton by the leadership of the Democratic-controlled Colorado House and the Colorado Democratic Party chair, Morgan Carroll. ... Webb ... called out the leadership of the Democratic Party ... “Jim Crow system of justice” and a “political lynching” of Melton. And while they didn’t go so far as to tell African American voters not to vote...
  • Sears files for bankruptcy protection; Eddie Lampert steps down as CEO

    10/15/2018 4:31:14 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 OCT 18 | Lauren Hirsch | Lauren Thomas
    Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection early Monday after years of staying afloat through financial maneuvering and relying on billions of CEO Eddie Lampert's own money. The company also announced that Lampert will be stepping down as CEO, effective immediately, although he remains its chairman. The 125-year-old retailer, once the nation's largest, said Monday it was appointing Mohsin Meghji, managing partner of M-III Partners, as its chief restructuring officer. As part of the bankruptcy, Sears will shutter 142 stores toward the end of the year. It expects to begin liquidation sales shortly. The bankruptcy filing comes more than a decade...
  • CNU Poll: Incumbent Scott Taylor posts lead over Democrat in Va.’s 2nd Congressional District

    10/15/2018 4:59:30 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregory S. Schneider
    RICHMOND —Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.) leads Democratic challenger Elaine Luria 50 percent to 43 percent in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, according to a new poll released Monday by Christopher Newport University’s Wason Center for Public Policy. Taylor has a 7-point lead among likely voters, suggesting that voters are not troubled by his involvement in a scandal in which his campaign staffers submitted fraudulent signatures in a failed effort to get another candidate onto the ballot. The poll had a margin of error of about 4 percentage points.
  • Kevin McCarthy: George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer ‘Trying to Buy our Government’ [Video]

    10/15/2018 1:36:19 AM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    MCCARTHY: Just think the three individuals who are funding the Democratic Party, George Soros, you’ve got Michael Bloomberg, it’s not just $80 million into the House, he put another $20 million to try to win the Senate, then Tom Steyer, more than a $120 million he’s spent trying to win. His win goal is to try to impeach President Trump. He brags that his impeachment list is bigger than the NRA list. Those three individuals are trying to buy our government in this process.
  • A Movie Tribute to the 1980’s When Ronald Reagan Ran America

    10/15/2018 12:22:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 15OCT18 | Editorial staff
    For eight years, from 1981 until 1989, the United States had one of the greatest Presidents running the nation; Ronald Reagan. Of course, the media hated him. Of course, subsequent politicians and their media sycophants have rewrote the narrative, turning the amazing decade into one of “racism”, inequality, and a trampling of rights. What a crock of ********. It was no such thing. You can tell simply by looking at pop culture from that time. If everyone was sad, unhappy, unemployed and suffering, the pop culture would reflect it. Just like pop culture reflected World War II, and the 1950’s....
  • Is Trump on a Collision Course With Impeachment?

    10/14/2018 6:07:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 101 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/14/2018 | Peter Baker
    Democrats are largely ducking the topic on the campaign trail, but few people in Washington doubt that it will be on the table if they win the House. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — President Trump was energized. Fresh from the fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, he was firing up thousands of supporters at a rally by complaining about how Democrats had treated his nominee and how they may yet try to remove Justice Kavanaugh from the bench. “They’re saying, ‘We’ll impeach him!’” Mr. Trump practically bellowed into the microphone here last week, his voice brimming with incredulity and righteous outrage. “Impeach...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Darrell Robins Lindsey ~ 15 October 2018

    10/14/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Darrell Robins Lindsey Info from here.             Darrell Robins Lindsey (December 30, 1919–August 9, 1944) was a bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. Lindsey was born in Jefferson, Iowa, to Jesse Lyle and Grace Alice Lindsey. After graduating from high school in Fort Dodge in 1938, he...
  • Protester during national anthem (NFL) in Dallas urges fans to 'Vote Republican'

    10/14/2018 4:19:16 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 14, 2018 | Jay Busbee
    Once again, a protester took action during the national anthem prior to an NFL game, speaking out on a cause important to them and using the anthem and an NFL game as a platform for their views. But this time, the protester wasn’t a player, and he wasn’t speaking out against racial inequality. During Sunday’s national anthem, an as-yet-unidentified protester raised a “Stop Abortion / Vote Republican” sign and walked across the roof of AT&T Stadium’s field suites just prior to the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to observers on the scene, the protester carried a sign...
  • Kneeling NFL players earn $16M combined THIS season

    10/14/2018 3:45:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10-14-18 | Thomas Barrabi
    A trio of NFL players have knelt during the national anthem this season, resuming protests against social injustice that have vexed President Trump for the last two years and left Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials scrambling for a solution. Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson have knelt during the national anthem every game this season. Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick during the original kneeling protests in 2016, resumed kneeling before his season debut in Week 5 last Sunday. The three players are slated to earn a combined $16.5 million in 2018,...
  • NBC Issues Correction Two Days After Falsely Claiming Trump Called Gen. Robert E. Lee ‘Incredible’

    10/14/2018 3:41:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Caleb Howe
    NBC Issues Correction Two Days After Falsely Claiming Trump Called Gen. Robert E. Lee ‘Incredible’ On Friday, NBC News reported, and tweeted, that President Donald Trump praised Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as “incredible”. But on Sunday, NBC had to correct that tweet since, as it turns out, Trump was actually praising Union General (and future U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant in the clip. “An earlier tweet misidentified the general President Trump described as ‘incredible’ at a rally in Ohio,” they tweeted. “It was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, not Gen. Robert E. Lee.” That’s a pretty big difference. That was...
  • New Venezuela fuel payment system gets off to slow start

    10/14/2018 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/24/18 | Shaylim Castro
    **SNIP** The new system entails Venezuelans applying for and using a state-backed digital identification document to pay for fuel, with the government providing gas stations with wireless devices that will read the card. Leftist Maduro has said the system will limit the cross-border trading of gas, which is so heavily subsidized that drivers often do not even bother paying for it. Last week, he said the new payment system would roll out on Monday. **SNIP** “To me this system is garbage,” said Mercedes Fernandez, 41, a systems engineer. “We don’t even know how much it’s going to cost, or how...