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  • Actor Who Plays POTUS on Fox’s ‘24’ Touts He’s ‘a Big Fan’ of ‘Smart’ Obama

    06/17/2014 6:29:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/16/2014 | Brent Baker
    William Devane (IMDb page), who plays “President James Heller” on Fox’s prime time 24: Live Another Day, told USA Today that “obviously I’m a big fan of Obama, as a guy who’s smart and articulate” and, in his acting, “I say to myself, ‘what has got to be going on in the private side of this guy’s brain’ – the pressure, the racism that is thrown out — and he handles it with such dignity.’”
  • Crist memoir: Rick Scott is a 'terrible governor,' Sarah Palin 'different,' Karl Rove a 'jerk'

    01/09/2014 6:04:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Aaron Sharockman, PunditFact Editor
    "....Crist also recalls the 2008 presidential campaign, his friendship with Republican John McCain and Crist's near-selection as McCain's running mate.Crist writes that he and aides spent three days filling out a detailed questionnaire before McCain officials arranged an official meeting. The group, led by McCain confidant A.B. Culvahouse, met Crist at his parents' house on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg. "We set up in the living room and stayed there all day,".......Weeks went by before Crist was told he wouldn't be McCain's running mate, he writes. McCain made the call to Crist personally, about 45 minutes before the world knew...
  • Obama suffers most from year of turmoil, poll finds

    12/17/2013 5:24:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | Dan Balz and Scott Clement
    President Obama is ending his fifth year in office matching the worst public approval ratings of his presidency, with record numbers of Americans saying they disapprove of his job performance and his once-hefty advantages over Republicans in Congress eroded in many areas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as he was preparing for his second inauguration after a solid reelection victory. That high note proved fleeting as the president faced a series of setbacks, culminating in the botched rollout of his Affordable Care...
  • Maher: Palin at 16 Was ‘Probably Pregnant But Still in Third Grade’

    11/23/2013 11:49:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 165 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/23/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    You would think given all the heat MSNBC’s Martin Bashir is taking for his vile comments about Sarah Palin earlier this month, comedians might want to lay low for a while in attacking the former Alaska governor. Not HBO’s Bill Maher who on Real Time Friday said, “When Reagan was elected, Sarah Palin was barely 16, probably pregnant, but still in third grade” (video follows with transcript and commentary): (video at link) BILL MAHER: Just last week, Sarah Palin said, "There is no Ronald Reagan on the scene today. If he was, that's who I would put my faith in."...
  • MSNBC's Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin (video)

    11/18/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 147 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARTIN BASHIR: Last Friday, on this broadcast, I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers, and anyone who may have heard what I said. My words were wholly unacceptable. They were neither accurate, nor fair. They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics, and they have brought shame upon my friends and colleagues at this network, none of whom were...
  • Despicable: MSNBC's Bashir Wishes Sarah Palin Would Be Defecated, Urinated On

    11/15/2013 5:09:38 PM PST · by mandaladon · 176 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Friday closed his show with likely the most disgraceful rant against former Alaska governor Sarah Palin you’ve ever heard. Besides calling her “America’s resident dunce” and claiming she has a “deceased mind,” Bashir suggested that someone should defecate in her mouth and urinate in her eyes (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning): MARTIN BASHIR: It's time now to clear the air. And we end this week in the way it began - with America’s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an...
  • Mitt Romney: Instead of ObamaCare, I Would Require States Get Everyone Insured

    11/05/2013 8:46:08 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 115 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 November 2013 | Michael Tennant
    Mitt Romney told NBC News that if he'd been elected president, he would have replaced ObamaCare with a mandate that states guarantee that all their residents are insured. Mitt Romney: Instead of ObamaCare, I Would Require States Get Everyone Insured The New American 05 November 2013 It’s official: If former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had been elected president in 2012, ObamaCare would still be with us, albeit in slightly modified form. Last year’s Republican presidential nominee told NBC’s David Gregory that as president, he too would have demanded that all Americans have health insurance; but unlike President Barack Obama,...
  • Palin Taunts Piers Morgan Interview Request

    10/25/2013 5:27:14 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 34 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 25 October 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    Sarah Palin found a novel way to turn down an interview request from Piers Morgan on Friday, posting a picture on Facebook of a bear she had shot dead and a note saying she was busy. The former Alaska governor thanked chat show host Morgan for inviting her on his 'shambolic show' but added she was 'kind of busy right now'. The Facebook message, which had been liked by nearly 3,000 of Palin's supporters within two hours of it being posted,..
  • Obama on ‘Coolest’ Job Perk: Anybody in the World Will Answer My Call

    10/16/2013 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 47 replies
    WNEW - (CBS-DC) ^ | 16 Oct 2013 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Amid a government shutdown, looming U.S. default and partisan bickering in Congress, President Barack Obama was still able to focus on one of the more positive, “cool” things about his job. In a round of interviews with local television stations addressing the threat of a Thursday deadline for raising the U.S. debt limit, President Obama told WABC-TV’s Diana Williams that their respective daughters both share the view that celebrity friends are one of the “coolest” perks to the job. “My daughter asked me to ask you, what is the coolest thing about being president?” asked Williams. “She...
  • Wasserman Schultz: All-Women Team ‘Would Get This Done in a Few Hours’

    10/14/2013 2:25:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 9:28 AM | Susan Jones
    Women would do a better job than men of solving the current government stalemate, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on Monday—because “a woman doesn’t want to ruin the person on the other side of the aisle or the table.” … Why not put Sarah Palin in the room, joked Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who was interviewed along with Wasserman Schultz. “You know, I would argue that even if Sarah Palin were in the room, that we could find a way to get to yes, because that’s usually women’s goal,” Wasserman Schultz replied. …
  • Wall St. elites reason it's time for a 'de-Americanized world,' China's news agency says

    10/13/2013 10:33:18 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2013 | Fox News
    China’s official news agency is calling for a “de-Americanized world,” in a blistering editorial characterizing the United States as a “meddling” and “hypocritical” nation that introduces chaos into the world for its own ends. “As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world,” writes the Xinhua News Agency.
  • Maher Mocks WWII Vets: ‘Nobody Said They Were The Brightest Generation’

    10/05/2013 8:59:30 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 105 replies
    Just when you thought Bill Maher couldn’t say anything more offensive than he already has, he outdoes himself.
  • Lyons: Justice for Trayvon Martin [Let's ban guns, and then worship Obama Barf Alert]

    04/01/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 28 MAR 12 | by Gene Lyons
    Everybody wants to see justice done in the Trayvon Martin case, and almost everybody acts as if they already know what that is. Never mind the Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and crusading journalist all in one. Nor his MSNBC colleague Lawrence O'Donnell, who recently announced he'd decided to forgo wearing a hoodie on TV to look more like a prosecutor. Here's GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on "Face the Nation," assessing shooter George Zimmerman's mental health. "Someone has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this, Santorum said. "This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are...
  • Jon Huntsman refuses to rule out possibility of independent candidacy for president

    11/29/2011 2:04:13 PM PST · by Raebie · 35 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/29/2100 | Glen Johnson
    Republican Jon Huntsman today refused to rule out running as an independent candidate for president should he fail in his quest for his party’s 2012 nomination. Jon HuntsmanAsked, “Is there any situation in which you would run for president as an independent?” Huntsman told The Boston Globe, “I don’t think so.” Told that anything but a flat denial could perpetuate speculation about the possibility, Huntsman replied: “I’m a lifelong Republican. I’m running as a Republican, and I fully anticipate that that’s where we’re going to be.” The former Utah governor has faced persistent speculation about an independent candidacy. He worked...
  • Bill O’Reilly Celebrates Fox News Channel’s 15th Anniversary

    10/11/2011 3:45:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Tonight, Bill O’Reilly is celebrating Fox News Channel’s 15th anniversary LIVE from Faneuil Hall in Boston. He’s taking a look back at 15 years on FNC with some of his favorite moments. From big interviews with celebrities to fiery exchanges, here are some classic clips showing why ‘The Factor’ is the number one news program in primetime.
  • OBAMA THE TEA PARTY ACTIVIST

    09/01/2011 11:09:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/1/2011 | Judi McLeod
    -snip- President Barack Obama is the Town Crier of the Internet. His message, like the one sent to millions last night, subject line “Frustrated” arrives on your PC in the middle of the night. With shades of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Obama is going to Congress. And if plebes didn’t know any better, they would think that Obama had been spending all of his time trying to put Americans back to work instead of frittering away the lion’s share of his time vacationing and golfing between working at the fundamental Transformation of America. It’s Congress and not We the...
  • The Madness of King Gore the Second

    08/31/2011 2:59:12 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/31/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    They say that everyone talks about the weather, and no one ever does anything about it-- but since the mid-1980's we've been expected to do things about it. Two generations of children have grown up with the mantra that putting the empty soda in the right trash can is all that stands between them and the destruction of the planet, not to mention all the dead dolphins, paddling polar bears and crying indians. There are just too many people, we're told, and too many of them are buying things and eating things and living too long. And all that...
  • Obama takes charge at hurricane command center

    08/28/2011 5:00:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 67 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/27/2001 | AFP Staff
    (AFP)US President Barack Obama warned the US east coast was in for a "long 72 hours" as he led his government's response to Hurricane Irene at a disaster command center in Washington. Obama on Saturday chaired a meeting at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) set up at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, which is marshaling federal and local hurricane-relief efforts. "This is going to be a tough slog getting through this thing," Obama said during a video teleconference including senior federal officials and local government agencies in the east coast path of Irene. "It's...
  • Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit

    08/15/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | Byron York
    At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program "reversed the recession" until recovery was frustrated by events overseas. And then, Obama said, with the economy in an increasingly precarious position, the recovery suffered another blow when Republicans pressed the White House for federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the national debt limit, resulting in a deal Obama called a "debacle." "We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa. "But over the last six months...
  • Obama Mocks Border Enforcement: "They'll Need A Moat" With Alligators

    05/10/2011 2:00:30 PM PDT · by GVnana · 165 replies
    President Obama says Republicans will "never be satisfied" by the amount of border protection he has ordered. "Even though we've answered these concerns, I've got to say i suspect there's still some who are trying to move the goal posts on us one more time. You know, they said 'we needed to triple the border patrol.' Well, now they're going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol, or they'll want a higher fence. Maybe they'll need a moat. Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat. They'll never be satisfied.
  • Last Haditha Defendant Denied Travel 0rders For Appeals Court Hearing (SSGT Frank Wuterich)

    03/18/2011 1:00:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    Puckett and Faraj , PC ^ | 3-15-2011 | Puckett and Faraj
    March 15, 2011Last Haditha Defendant Denied Travel 0rders For Appeals Court Hearing SSgt Frank Wuterich remains the last Marine pending charges of manslaughter for the 2005 deaths of 24 Iraqi citizens in Haditha. His military appellate defense attorneys are presenting oral arguments before the highest military court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF). The pre-trial motions and appeals that have reached the highest court, involve the fact that his assigned active duty military attorneys retired from the Marine Corps without first properly being relived from representing SSgt Wuterich under proper courtroom procedures, including asking Wuterich whether he...
  • Obama, Daniels Crack Wise At Gridiron Dinner

    03/13/2011 12:06:28 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 88 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 3/13/11 | Kathy Kiely
    President Obama got the Marine Band to give him a special musical introduction at the Gridiron Club's annual dinner on Saturday night. After the traditional “Hail to the Chief,” Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Bennear sprang to the stage and as the band struck up the familiar chords of Bruce Springsteen’s anthem, belted out: “Born in the U-S-A! Born in the U-S-A!” “Some things just bear repeating,” said Obama, as an audience of more than 600 government officials and media executives broke up at the allusion to the long-running rumors over the president’s birth certificate. Obama’s speech, a series of jokes about...
  • We Need to Have Empathy for Tea Partiers

    03/05/2010 12:05:55 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 104 replies · 1,911+ views
    http://www.psychologytoday.com ^ | by Michael Bader, D.M.H.
    <p>These tea-party folks seem to most liberals-well, to most of us who live in the "reality community," or, as I like to call it, "reality"-like crazy fuckers.</p> <p>As a recent NY Times article reports, this hodgepodge of people and groups spout frankly paranoid beliefs as received wisdom, e.g. the Federal Reserve is our enemy and should be abolished, citizens should stock up on ammo, gold, and survival food in anticipation of an impending Civil War, states should "nullify" federal laws and even secede, medical records are being shipped to federal bureaucrats, the Army is seeking "Internment/Resettlement" specialists, Obama is trying to create crises in order to destroy the economy, convert Interpol into his personal police force, and create a New World Order. Conspiracy theories involving shadowy elites like the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations have resurfaced. Self-defense and armed resistance are frequently called for. Racist stereotypes, innuendo, and hostility run rampant. The Constitution is its sacred text and Glenn Beck its most beloved prophet. They don't usually wear aluminum hats but perhaps they should.</p>
  • Geraldo- Hasan might have had a toothache

    11/10/2009 7:52:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies · 972+ views
    youtube ^ | 11-9-09 | http://www.youtube.com/user/pesank
    Geraldo resists labeling Hasan a terrorists. Speculates it could have been a toothache that set him off. VIDEO
  • Video - Rep. Massa: What Grassley said the other day was an act of treason

    08/18/2009 8:58:53 PM PDT · by paltz · 15 replies · 826+ views
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 8/18/09 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Eric Massa (D-N.Y.)addressed other issues during his talk with progressive online activists at Netroots Nation 2009. He commented that a statement made by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) last week was an “act of treason.” Mr. Grassley recently made waves after saying that there should not be a government healthcare plan that would “pull the plug on granny.” In the video, above (:38 seconds in) Mr. Massa says: MASSA: I mean, what Grassley said the other day was an act of treason. I'm sorry. It's not being called on.
  • VIDEO: Carter Has To "Hold Back Tears" Watching Israeli Destruction In Gaza

    06/16/2009 5:14:08 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 59 replies · 1,659+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 16, 2009 | CNN
    CNN: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on a visit to Gaza that he had to "hold back tears" when he saw the destruction caused by the deadly campaign Israel waged against Gaza militants in January. Carter was wrapping up a visit to the region during which he met representatives of all sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  • Axelrod: Anti-Americanism Now 'Not Cool' *Snort,Chuckle,Barf*

    04/21/2009 9:57:39 PM PDT · by Kowdawg · 23 replies · 798+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2009 | Jon Ward
    Top White House adviser David Axelrod on Monday said that President Obama's trips to Europe, Turkey and Latin America in the last three weeks have made anti-American sentiment uncool and "created a new receptivity" to U.S. interests. "What's happened is anti-Americanism isn't cool anymore," Mr. Axelrod said, speaking to an audience of a few hundred at a conference in Washington sponsored by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. "This president has not only engaged the leaders of the world, he's engaged the people of the world," Mr. Axelrod said, arguing that Mr. Obama's approach to foreign policy has restored...
  • Pelosi on Tea Parties: This Is Astroturf, Not Grassroots Protest (video report)

    04/15/2009 1:59:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 103 replies · 4,023+ views
    KTVU ^ | April 15, 2009
    "This initiative is funded by the high end - we call call it astroturf, it's not really a grassroots movement. It's astroturf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class."
  • Southern California mayor to resign after e-mailing picture of watermelons on White House lawn

    02/27/2009 12:32:35 PM PST · by Justaham · 65 replies · 3,012+ views
    LOS ALAMITOS, — The mayor of a small Orange County city says he will resign after being criticized for sharing an e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title "No Easter egg hunt this year."
  • Man accused of writing on Alamo wall

    02/19/2009 6:32:37 AM PST · by laotzu · 83 replies · 2,660+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2/18/09 | Robert Crowe
    The alleged perpetrator might call it art. But others consider it defacing the Shrine of Texas Liberty. An Illinois man suspected of defacing the Alamo was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminal mischief after authorities witnessed him writing on the historic site’s northeast wall, police said. Stephen Henry Wise of Evanston, Ill., remained jailed on a $2,000 bond. “Defacing the Alamo is like desecrating a grave,” said Alamo Director David Stewart. According to a police report, the 44-year-old suspect wrote the letters “LCC” on a patch of limestone at a corner near Avenue E and Houston Street. The wall is...
  • Tom Hanks Says Mormon Supporters of Proposition 8 'Un-American'

    01/16/2009 6:46:04 AM PST · by Mind Freed · 85 replies · 2,975+ views
    Tom Hanks, Executive Producer for HBO’s controversial polygamist series “Big Love,” made his feelings toward the Mormon Church’s involvement in California's Prop 8 (which prohibits gay marriage) very clear at the show’s premiere party on Wednesday night.
  • Spitzer Gets a New Job, as an Online Columnist

    12/04/2008 5:35:50 PM PST · by mathprof · 25 replies · 592+ views
    new york times ^ | Sewell Chan | December 3, 2008
    Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, has a new calling: online commentator. At 5:59 p.m., Slate, the online magazine, published the first of what it says will be a series of biweekly columns by Mr. Spitzer on financial matters. Mr. Spitzer’s first column argues against using bailouts to prop up giant financial conglomerates, asserting that the money could be better spent elsewhere, whether it’s supporting “basic research and development that could give us true competitive advantage” or restructuring “our bloated health care sector.” The flaw in consolidation, Mr. Spitzer writes, is that it has created mega-banks that are deemed...
  • Comments from an Obama voter (not trolling ) You've had your fun, ZOT!

    11/07/2008 10:40:35 AM PST · by Traviswf · 657 replies · 17,331+ views
    Traviswf
    Hi there. I voted for Obama, but have been reading a lot of Freerepublic lately to see how the other side is reacting. I'm not trying to troll here - honestly - but if you feel I am, that's understandable. I just wanted to offer a perspective on this that I think may be interesting to some of you. Oh, and this is much longer than I intended. And I'm fairly certain I'm not posting this the right way...for which I apologize. When Bush was elected in 2000, I was upset. And yes, I whined about him "stealing" the election....
  • Roger Ebert: This land was made for you and me (on Obama's election)

    11/06/2008 9:05:53 AM PST · by weegee · 91 replies · 4,055+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 4, 2008 8:47 PM | Roger Ebert
    As the mighty tide swept the land on Tuesday night, I was transfixed. As the pundits pondered red states and blue states, projections and exit polls, I was swept with emotion. Not because America was "electing its first Black president." That comes a little late in the day. It was because America was electing the right President. Our long national nightmare is ending. America will not soon again start a war based on lies and propaganda. We will not torture. We will restore the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of privacy, and habeas corpus. We will enter at last...
  • DRUDGE HEADLINES WITH OBAMA FLIPPING MCCAIN THE BIRD

    11/03/2008 10:14:26 AM PST · by GOPinCa · 174 replies · 8,307+ views
    Drudge has pic of Obama flipping McCain the bird on top of his site!
  • Chevy Chase recalls the precise moment he hit bottom.

    09/15/2008 9:24:08 AM PDT · by y6162 · 100 replies · 219+ views
    EW.com, from Entertainment Weekly ^ | Fall, 2008 | By Daniel Fierman
    Chevy Chase recalls the precise moment he hit bottom. It happened in front of unflinching television cameras, as he sat alone on a dais with his eyes masked by tinted sunglasses. Offered a hundred grand by Comedy Central to do a televised Friars Club roast, Chase was introduced to his place in history. And it was brutal.
  • 2008 A.D. THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE MUCK

    08/05/2008 1:39:53 PM PDT · by firehat · 8 replies · 190+ views
    firehat ^ | August 4, 2008 | Norman Liebmann
    2008 A.D. THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE MUCK © by Norman Liebmann It may be time to delete the phrase on the Statue of Liberty “Send me your huddled masses”. America is already over-huddled and over-massed. Nancy “Grossie” Pelosie, that unsightly bulge in the House of Representatives, declared, “I am trying to save the planet”. She promises to get on it first thing in the morning. (Change of life strikes again!) Welfare is the Liberals' way of telling God they are sick and tired of picking up after Him. The most precipitous decline in American history is from Mount Vernon...
  • The costs of waiting for Big Oil to do the right thing(Joe Kennedy Barf-O-Rama)

    07/02/2008 6:42:11 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 30 replies · 213+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 2, 2008 | Joseph P. Kennedy II and William F. Achtmeyer
    NOTWITHSTANDING a shift by big business to become more socially responsible, Big Oil prides itself in being an island of bullheadedness and smugness. In a capitalist system, rewards of success go to shareholders. But Big Oil has virtually ignored an equally important constituency - the citizens of the United States - who have granted Big Oil the right to extract the nation's most strategic natural resources. In return, they expect them to act as responsible fiduciaries
  • Festivus Pole Proposed After Wisconsin City Displays Nativity

    12/17/2007 6:21:29 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 55 replies · 458+ views
    fox news ^ | 12-17-2007 | ap
    GREEN BAY, Wis. — The putting up of a nativity scene at Green Bay's City Hall has prompted a tongue-in-cheek request from a suburban man for permission to display a Festivus pole on the overhang of the building's northwest entrance.
  • The Two Things To Know Before Your City is Nuked By Terrorists

    08/15/2007 4:41:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 253 replies · 7,277+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2007 | Douglas MacKinnon
    1.) Tragically, horrifyingly, but quite predictably, it’s going to happen. The only question being which American city or cities? In a recent conversation with a former high level intelligence operative of our government, I raised the possibility of terrorists successfully detonating a nuclear weapon within the United States. His response was sobering in its hopelessness. First, he stressed how grateful he was that he did not work in Washington, DC, and that his family lived far enough out to survive the coming nuclear blast. When I pressed him as to why he was so sure that Islamic terrorists – with...
  • Fed up with war, some won't pay taxes

    07/04/2007 1:04:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 2,589+ views
    Fed up with war, some won't pay taxes By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer 43 minutes ago When the United States invaded Iraq more than four years ago, war opponent David Gross asked his bosses for a radical pay cut, enough so he wouldn't have to pay taxes to support the war. "I was having a hard time looking at myself in the mirror," Gross said. "I knew the bombs falling were in part paid with my tax dollars. I had to actually do something concrete to remove my complicity." The San Francisco technical writer was making close to $100,000...
  • [NYC Mayor Mike]Bloomberg (Ultra RINO): U.S. 'Is in Trouble' On the Coast He Chides Candidates

    06/19/2007 3:39:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 935+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | June 19, 2007 | Josh Gerstein
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mayor Bloomberg is decrying the state of the 2008 presidential race, faulting the major party candidates for offering shallow, simplistic prescriptions, and scolding the press for failing to demand more from those seeking the White House. During an appearance at Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley yesterday, Mr. Bloomberg said the televised debates among the presidential candidates have been, in essence, a waste of time. "They have absolutely nothing to do with the job and the qualifications. And they don't tell you anything about whether or not any of those candidates would be good or bad presidents....
  • Bloomberg no longer a Republican

    06/19/2007 3:40:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 342 replies · 9,583+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Jun 19, 2007 | SARA KUGLER
    Associated Press New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg left the Republican Party on Tuesday and switched to unaffiliated, a move certain to be seen as a prelude to an independent presidential bid that would upend the 2008 race. The billionaire former CEO, who was a lifelong Democrat before he switched to the Republican Party in 2001 for his first mayoral run, said the change in his voter registration does not mean he is running for president. "Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to...
  • Bloomberg On JFK Plot: 'Stop Worrying, Get A Life'

    06/05/2007 10:58:03 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 32 replies · 1,259+ views
    cbs ^ | 6/5/07
    While questions continue to arise about the alleged plot to blow up a fuel pipeline beneath JFK Airport and surrounding neighborhoods, some are questioning why New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hasn't had a louder voice since the plot was foiled on Saturday. On Monday, Bloomberg finally weighed in, but his response was not what some would have expected. "There are lots of threats to you in the world. There's the threat of a heart attack for genetic reasons. You can't sit there and worry about everything. Get a life," he said. That "What, me worry?" attitude pretty much sums...
  • Man Uses Pigs To Trash Own House After Foreclosure [pics]

    05/28/2007 6:05:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 29 replies · 1,150+ views
    KGW ^ | 5/28/07 | KGW
    Police in Clackamas County are looking for a man they say locked three live pigs in his house in the hopes that they would trash the place. All because he was upset the home went into foreclosure. Lovett bought a home on SE Wildcat Mountain Drive in Eagle Creek a few years ago. In January the house went into foreclosure. Neighbors told police that Lovett was extremely distraught over the the situation. He apparently told several that he had put the animals inside the house over a week ago and even joked about the fact that they did not have...
  • Alec Baldwin 'to keep mouth shut' after rant at daughter

    04/20/2007 2:25:32 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 240 replies · 4,635+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 20, 2007 | Unknown
    Alec Baldwin has taken a vow of silence after a recording of a volcanic tirade by the actor to his 11-year-old daughter appeared in US media reports.The Oscar-nominated star of "The Departed" unleashed a heated tirade at daughter Ireland, who has been caught in the middle of tit-for-tat legal battles between Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger in recent years. Baldwin's April 11 rant -- where at one point he informs his daughter that she is a "rude, thoughtless, little pig" -- was reported widely in US broadcast and online media Friday... Baldwin's spokesman said in a statement that "in the...
  • Video: Andy Rooney calls troops “losers”

    03/12/2007 2:19:01 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 63 replies · 2,506+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3/12/07
    In his commentary on last night’s “60 Minutes,” Andy “Negro is a perfectly good word” Rooney said that today’s military is like the military during World War II, which was made of “losers” who did not complete high school.
  • Virginia Man Faces Charges for Assaulting Republicans

    02/21/2007 9:03:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 2,281+ views
    Virginia Man Faces Charges for Assaulting Republicans Wednesday, February 21, 2007 AP ADVERTISEMENTClick here to find out more! FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A Fredericksburg man is facing several assault charges after police say he hunted down a group of Republicans and confronted them in their home over their beliefs. Police said Andrew Stone, 23, recently went to a home in Fredericksburg at around 5:30 p.m. after he saw a name and nearby address on a Republican Web site. Stone confronted three residents about their political viewpoints, police said. When he found out the residents supported the Republican-led war effort in Iraq,...
  • Hugo Chavez Says He Misses Condoleezza Rice in Valentine's Day Speech **BARF ALERT**

    02/14/2007 3:52:37 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 25 replies · 785+ views
    AP. via Fox News ^ | 14 Feb 2007 | Staff
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to the national spotlight on Valentine's Day to tell U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that he misses her verbal attacks. "It had been days since she had given me any attention. How are you, Condoleezza?" Chavez asked in a speech Wednesday to pensioners in the capital of Caracas. It was Chavez's first response to Rice's testimony last week to a U.S. congressional committee that the Venezuelan leader was "destroying his own country" economically and politically — an apparent reference to a centralization of power in Venezuela and moves to nationalize key...
  • Prosecutor Says Media Coverage Distorted Border Agent Case

    01/26/2007 3:47:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 98 replies · 1,636+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 26, 2007 | Fred Lucas
    The federal prosecutor who helped convict two U.S. Border Patrol agents sentenced to more than a decade in jail for shooting a suspected drug smuggler who illegally crossed the border from Mexico understands why the case stirred public outrage. However, he attributes the anger to the portrayal of the case by the news media and said the media version "is unfortunately not the narrative the jury heard" before convicting the two...