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A name change in wildlife agncy leads hunters to conlcude that hunting will be banned

A change in the name for the California California's Department of Fish and Game lead hunters to the conclusion that it is a push to eliminate hunting... across the country.

California's Department of Fish and Game gets a name change -- and controversy

Call them words of war between hunters and wildlife activists: Starting Jan. 1, California's Department of Fish and Game will become Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The change, hunters say, reflects a move away from traditional hunting and fishing values and is part of a bigger push by the Humane Society of the United States to eliminate hunting across the nation.

Environmentalists and animal activists say it reflects a move to manage all wildlife in the state, not just "game" for hunters.

California's change will leave just 12 states using "game" in the name of the agency overseeing wildlife, according to the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. (Those are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming.)

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:32 PM (3 replies)

10 things that used to be free

1. Airline services
From baggage and leg room fees to charges for in-flight movies, meals and even bottles of water, airlines have "unbundled" many of their complimentary services and

2. Food delivery
Many restaurants now charge a delivery fee, usually anywhere from $1.50 to as much as $6. Then you're expected to tip the delivery person on top of that.

3. Banking
Today, charges abound -- from monthly charges to overdraft and ATM fees. Some banks have even charged for talking to a teller.

4. Television
Years ago, TVs with "rabbit ears" might have looked silly, but the programming was free. Today, local TV is still free, but more than 100 million American households pay for it through cable and satellite providers. And we are still watching commercials.

5. News
Sure, there's still plenty of news out there for free, but 20% of U.S. newspapers require readers to pay to access online content,

6. Trash pickup
Trash removal is certainly something we wouldn't want to pay for, and often it's included in your property taxes.

7. Gas station services
There was a time when gas station attendants would pump your gas and clean your windshield for free.

8. School activities and facilities
As if college tuition wasn't high enough -- the average in-state tuition at public colleges is $8,244 a year, according to the College Board -- schools are increasingly charging extra fees for fitness facilities, parking garages or even campus health services.

9. Directory assistance
Back in the day, you weren't charged for calling directory assistance. Today, calling or texting your carrier's 411 service could cost you a couple bucks.

10. Paying a bill by phone
Today, you often have to pay a fee just to pay your bill -- over the phone, that is. For example, DirecTV charges $5, and Verizon charges $3.50 for over-the-phone payments.


Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:26 AM (57 replies)

Why is the Catholic church not paying taxes?

Catholic bishop: Voting for Obama jeopardizes the ‘eternal salvation of your own soul’

A Catholic bishop from Springfield, Illinois is warning that the stakes for the 2012 election are even higher than most people think because voting for President Barack Obama could damn “you own soul” to hell.

In a column and video posted by the official newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois and obtained by Right Wing Watch on Wednesday, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki called out the Democratic Party for temporarily removing God from their platform, supporting abortion and recognizing that “gay rights are human rights.”

“There are many positive and beneficial planks in the Democratic Party Platform, but I am pointing out those that explicitly endorse intrinsic evils,” the bishop explained. “My job is not to tell you for whom you should vote. But I do have a duty to speak out on moral issues. I would be abdicating this duty if I remained silent out of fear of sounding ‘political’ and didn’t say anything about the morality of these issues. People of faith object to these platform positions that promote serious sins.”


This is clearly a violation of separation of church and state and an example of the church attempting to influence elections.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:27 PM (1 replies)

Scarborough's sweet Jesus moment was the Moment of Zen last night

Stewart played the Romney Ryan chant segment with Scarborough following it for the Moment of Zen last night.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Sep 27, 2012, 06:43 AM (2 replies)

King says he's delaying lawsuit against Obama

SIOUX CITY | U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, on Monday said he’s delaying until after the November election filing a lawsuit that challenges the Obama administration’s new immigration rules. He previously said the case would be submitted before Labor Day.

"We are close to the election. It would be viewed as a political initiative anyway," he said.

The new rules, approved this summer, give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance to stay in the country and work.

The change was announced June 15. On the same day, King said he would sue President Barack Obama to stop the new policy. King later said the legal action would be submitted at the end of August.

King during a meeting with the Journal editorial board on Monday said he is still working through the list of plaintiffs that could be part of a lawsuit, as well as picking the judicial district for the filing. He hopes to file the case by late 2012 rather than early 2013.


I am surprised he isn't pushing this ahead and making it political since that is what it is anyway.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:54 AM (5 replies)


Every time this fucker makes another gaff, his staff waits to see the reaction then if it is not receive well, they come out with a statement that in effect says he was either take out of context or it was a joke.

This clown and his circus are making are mocking the American people with the help of the M$M who is being told what to say to the people to sway their vote.

They will keep this shit up until they have persuaded enough people that this asshat should be in charge or at least close enough that they can pull another 2000 or 2004 on us and we will be stuck with another asshole regime who will destroy what is left of the middle class.

WAKE UP AMERICA, we are being played!

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 25, 2012, 12:55 PM (1 replies)

Scientific American responds to Romney's question about Airplane Windows

Why Airplane Windows Don't Roll Down
Were you to open a plane window, the compressed air inside would rapidly rush out, atmospheric conditions inside and outside the plane would equalize, and everybody would die

In his latest gaffe, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lamented the fact that airplane windows don't roll down.

Romney's wife Ann's plane had to make an emergency landing Friday (Sept. 21) because of an electrical malfunction. Discussing the incident at a fundraiser the next day, he said: "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no — and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's very dangerous."

Here's why they don't do that.

Gravity tends to keep air molecules concentrated near the ground, so the atmosphere thins out as you go up. The air becomes so thin at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) or so that airplane cabins must be pressurized above that altitude to prevent occupants from suffering from hypoxia, or lack of oxygen. Because temperature and pressure go hand-in-hand (i.e. low-pressure air feels cold), pressurization is also necessary to keep cabins sufficiently warm.

At 35,000 ft. (11,000 m), the typical altitude of a commercial jet, the air pressure drops to less than a quarter of its value at sea level, and the outside temperature drops below negative 60 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 51 degrees Celsius), according to The Engineering Toolbox. Exposed to such conditions, you would quickly die.

The explanation continues with some great comments at the end.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:05 AM (15 replies)

Scientists Explain Why People Vote For Republicans

Every election season, commentators trot out the old statistics about how more education makes people more likely to support Democrats, more studies are published on how liberal Daily Show viewers are so well-informed, and various smart people try to explain why anyone would ever vote for a Republican, against their "self-interest." This month has seen three alarming and remarkable scientific investigations into Americans' inexplicable habit of voting for George Bush and John McCain. Which means: trend! Hooray! Let's take a look at what America's top scienticians say about fucking idiot flyover losers and their stupid voting:

Conservatives Are Scared A Lot
The conservatives were more scared, of all of the images. Or, as Newsweek puts it, "illegal immigrants may = spiders = gay marriages = maggot-filled wounds = abortion rights = bloodied faces. "
Liberals were not sensitive to the scary images. Which means they're biologically inferior, because they'd die if a gay spider tried to abort their faces to death.

Conservatives Refuse to Believe "Facts" The most upsetting and alarming research? Probably Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler's backfire effect study. In that, the political scientists took two groups of volunteers and gave them the Bush administration's prewar claims that Iraq was a threat and had weapons of mass destruction.

So What Have We Learned? Conservatives respond instinctually, not rationally, to scary images, "facts," and institutions. Whether this is innate and biological or cultural seems still up in the air. Democrats can't with with logical arguments or even appeals to the innate rightness of concepts like "diversity" and "tolerance," because those aren't considered essentially good and important by the voters they're trying to appeal to. This does suggest that an appeal to old New Deal institutional concepts like the Welfare State might actually be effective, if they're wrapped in the flag and a sense of duty. Also scientists still consider the majority of Americans to be like a fascinating exotic backwards tribe and the fucking country is doomed.


Just thought this a little weird, funny explaination.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:40 AM (5 replies)

Why is the emergency on Ann Romney's plane still a headline?

ABC started their broadcast with it.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:03 AM (9 replies)

Odd similarities

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:08 PM (4 replies)
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