There’s a reason why American men drive big pickup trucks: Women dig them.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, a new poll by Insure, an independent consumer insurance website, found that women think attractive men are most likely to be driving a pickup truck.
The survey asked 2,000 men and women what type, brand and color of vehicle is driven by the “most fetching members of the opposite sex.” Ladies reported that desirable men are more likely to be driving, specifically, a black Ford truck – not a minivan or hybrid.
It would ...
Is it really a surprise that the governors of all 50 states are pushing back against President Obama’s push to cut their National Guard troops?
The difference between the Democratic President’s approach and that of Republicans like Senator Tom Coburn is the President wants to cut spending on military men and women’s salaries and benefits, while Coburn seeks to cut spending on jets and ships.
The President also wants to cut cost of living increases for retirees who served our country.
Yes, the Pentagon is facing $37 billion in cuts. So, what would ...
Former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right Wednesday not to incriminate herself when she testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the IRS targeting of tea party groups.
Oddly, the news media and Democratic leaders don’t think it’s a big deal when a federal official — Lerner was the head of the unit that deals with tax-exempt organizations when she first invoked the Fifth last May — won’t answer questions about her actions as a federal official, but they are in a huff because ...
Mr. Putin’s quick takeover of the Crimean peninsula was no surprise to me.
Neither was the Obama administration’s half-butted reaction on Tuesday.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that to show our support for Poland and the Baltic states after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, the we will train more Polish pilots and expand our role in NATO’s air policing mission over their territories.
I’m sure Comrade Putin is quaking in his combat boots.
To show he really meant business, Hagel went to the old Cold War playbook and pulled out some high-minded rhetoric about it ...
This is my final project from Vancouver Film School's 3D animation program. With Malaise I wanted to do a project that was both visually exciting and a demonstration of my abilities as an animator. The look of the piece was influenced by an array of old sci-fi classics ranging ...
Man, 30, Accused of Raping 11-Year-Old Girl He Met on Facebook Is Probably Lucky to Be in Jail Considering It Was the Girl’s Dad Who Found Him
This is precisely why kids don’t (or at least, shouldn’t) have any “right to privacy.” An Ohio father tracked down a Facebook predator after his 11-year-old daughter disappeared with him.
In a shocking turn of events, the kidnapper is a convicted sex offender.
Though the report isn’t clear on how he tracked down Sims, the father apparently saw his daughter leaving his house and getting into a car with the suspect at around 1 a.m. on March 1. The dad followed them and called police, who pulled over and arrested Sims ...
Dr. Seuss made headlines last fall when Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) read from Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor. At the Conservative Political Action Conference today, Sarah Palin drew a standing ovation for her rewrite of the children’s classic.
Palin isn’t the first conservative to use Seuss to make a clever statement. More than a year ago, The Foundry’s Amy Payne wrote, “Obama and the Seuss-quester.”
The Weekly Standard transcribed Palin’s poem:
I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his health care scam. I do not like — oh, just you wait — I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their crony deals. I do not like this spying, man, I do not like, ‘Oh, Yes we can.’ I do not like this spending spree, we’re smart, we know there’s nothing free. I do not like reporters’ smug replies when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope, and we won’t take it, nope, nope, nope.
Hillary Clinton video on women offers a total whitewash of her failing career with empty platitudes for the no nothing crowd
Like many progressives Hillary Clinton is a total media myth. The sun total of her life in politics is s string of mindless sound bite like “fighter for women” without a single concrete accomplishment.
There is no law with her name on it. There is no organization that bears her name that is activity doing what she claims she has done. All she has is the media saying “she fought” and that’s suppose to be enough because her heart was in the right place.
That’s the way it is in the progressive ...
As a Southern paleocon who has often argued with Unionist neocons over the virtue of the Union invasion of the South and the merits of Lincoln, the current events taking place in Ukraine and the neocons’ reaction to it has me scratching my head. Let’s see…
Neocons, especially those of the Straussian variety, allegedly oppose secession. They oppose the historic secession of the South and reject secession as a legitimate political option for US states at present.
As a result of their inherent nationalism and opposition to secession, neocons venerate Abraham Lincoln above any other American.
Ukraine is a product of a quiet recent, historically speaking, secession from the former Soviet Union.
Putin is reoccupying part of Ukraine.
Therefore, if neocons are to be intellectually consistent, shouldn’t they support Putin as a Lincolnesq figure attempting to restore a political entity, the USSR, that traitorous upstart secessionist in Ukraine have recently ripped apart? And just as they should view Putin as a modern day Lincoln, shouldn’t they view the Russian Army as a modern day equivalent of the Union Army, and the Ukraine military as a modern equivalent of the Rebel Confederate Army?
But instead, the neocons are supporting the former secessionist Ukrainian revolutionaries and opposing Lincolnesq Putin’s attempt to reoccupy a former Soviet territory.
In a similar situation, Bill Clinton’s ordered American troops to intervene in the Balkans.
In the Balkan intervention, American troops were facilitating the secession of Bosnia from part of the former Yugoslavia.
If neocons are to be intellectually consistent, shouldn’t they have opposed the secession of Bosnia? Shouldn’t they have likened the US forces in the Balkans to the Confederate Army for facilitating secession and Clinton to Jefferson Davis?
Instead, neocons enthusiastically supported Clinton’s Bosnian intervention even while many conservatives at the time were returning to their non-interventionist roots and opposing the action.
Perhaps it isn’t really secession that neocons oppose. They seem quite happy with secession when it is breaking up countries that they view as challenging US hegemony. Perhaps the real problem they have with the secession of the South or the modern secession of US states is that it challenges their (mistaken) conception of America as a unitary modern state with a special mission to spread the values of liberal democracy across the globe.
Dan E. Phillips is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He maintains an archive of his articles at www.danphillipsmd.com. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obama Tops Dan Quayle: He Actually Spelled “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” Wrong At A Performance by Aretha Franklin
Here’s yet another Obama gaffe ignored by the mainstream media and late-night comics. On Thursday night, Obama paid tribute to soul legend Aretha Franklin…but misspelled “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.”
At least the audience thought it was funny.
In addressing the crowd, Mr. Obama said, “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her…”
He was interrupted by laughter, paused, then continued, “She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African-Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what they looked like or who they loved. They wanted some ...
Huffington Post is in quite a snit over the continued success of the law Texas Senator Wendy Davis failed to stop with her mob rule/filibuster combination. Abortion clinic after abortion clinic is shutting down because of it:
Two abortion clinics on Thursday join the growing list of Texas providers shutting down because of restrictions passed by the state legislature last summer, the clinics’ owner said.
Whole Women’s Health, which operates five abortion clinics and one ambulatory surgical center in Texas, will close its rural clinics in Beaumont and McAllen, Amy Hagstrom Miller, ...
A few of the many special moments from this year's CPAC, courtesy of the new embed feature of Getty Images.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 08: An exhibitor plays a video game in their booth during the ...
For years, Tea Party rallies were bedeviled by Lyndon LaRouche supporters carrying signs with extreme language and controversial images. The mainstream media often said the signs were signals of extremism among Tea Party activists, even though LaRouche is a cultist lefty.
One of those fans has made it to the runoff stage of the Democratic primary in Texas, to earn the right to face incumbent Senator John Cornyn. And that fact has Democratic Party leaders absolutely terrified:
Texas Democrats are scrambling to can stop a controversial pro-impeachment, anti-ObamaCare candidate from advancing in ...
The New York police have released a surveillance video of another “knockout game” attack. (You know, the game liberals told us doesn’t exist.) This time, the victim is 23-year-old Kyle Rogers, who suffered a broken jaw.
Rogers calls it a “coward move.”
Rogers had just left his friends at a bar on Spring Street and was walking north on the Bowery when the attack occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. He was knocked unconscious and taken to Bellevue Hospital.
“I guess when I fell and hit the ground, I split this open, my eyebrow, ...
For young people, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an unmitigated disaster. Higher costs, worse care…the nightmare goes on.
Now it looks like students at one college will pay a few dollars extra per year to cover sex change operations:
University of Illinois trustees today approved a student health insurance plan for the Urbana-Champaign campus that will for the first time cover gender reassignment surgery, a benefit they approved for the Chicago campus last year.
The trustees’ 8-2 decision came after about 20 minutes of discussion and followed public comments by two students ...