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  • U2's Bono lobbies US Senate for 'Marshall Plan' in the Middle East

    04/12/2016 3:25:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    U2 lead singer Bono joined diplomats and aid experts on Tuesday to appeal for US Senate support for a "Marshall Plan" to provide aid to the Middle East much like the massive relief the United States provided for Europe after World War Two. "Aid in 2016 is not charity; it is national security," the rock star, who is also an active anti-poverty campaigner, testified to the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid. "It could be the best bulwark we have against violent extremism," Bono said.
  • Boehner likely to give Obama debt ceiling increase before he leaves Congress

    10/16/2015 4:39:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 10/16/2015 | AP Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner is signaling that he'll move must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap before he leaves Capitol Hill.</p> <p>The statutory cap on the government's so-called debt limit needs to be raised by early November, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, confirming a recent warning from the administration.</p>
  • Boehner confidant likens conservatives to right-wing Marxists

    09/18/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 9/17/2015 | Bob Livingston
    had planned to comment today about Wednesday’s GOP debate. But after watching it I thought, “What’s the use in devoting a whole column to it when it can be summed up in a couple of paragraphs?” The military-industrial complex should feel secure. Regardless of which faux-conservative takes the nomination, more money to the MIC and more wars are in our future. For a while there, I wasn’t sure whether I was watching a campaign for U.S. president or Israel prime minister; and for some of the candidates I’m still not sure (Huckabee, Cruz, Rubio, Christie, particularly). But overall, there was...
  • Trump Gives a Glimpse of the Golden Arrow Targeted Toward McConnell/Donohue’s Achilles Heel...

    08/15/2015 11:32:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 15, 2015 | Sundance
    First, an admission: I have seriously underestimated Donald Trump. After spending more than three years tracking the construct of the GOPe strategy to elect Jeb Bush, and having lost the most single important battle in May 2014 to stop it, I was deflated and disenfranchised. Few were willing to accept the road-map and sheer level of Machiavellian strategy deployed by the professional political class. Every single prediction (tripwire) which stems from understanding the construct was triggered in the exact sequence. We resigned ourselves to the outlook that Tom Donohue, Mitch McConnell and their team were going to pull it off....
  • Boehner wants review of Confederate symbols in U.S. Capitol

    07/09/2015 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9 Jul 2015 | Paul Kane
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) called Thursday for an informal bipartisan group to review matters related to Confederate memorabilia in the U.S. Capitol, cutting off an unexpected, racially tinged debate over the “Stars and Bars” that had consumed the House floor. Boehner sidelined legislation that would provide annual funds for the Interior Department after Southern lawmakers pushed to get a vote that would allow for brief displays and sales of the flag in veterans cemeteries and national parks.
  • While Your Attention Was Diverted to Charleston, House Passed Unconstitutional TPA

    06/20/2015 6:30:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/19/2015 | Tim Brown
    I admit that there are always things that seem to be used in order to cover up other things that are being done. Last week the House shot down the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, but passed the Trade Promotion Authority (both are unconstitutional). With the coverage of the Charleston Church shooting in South Carolina, the House advanced the TPA again, and this time it passed. In a 218-208 vote (previous vote was 219-211), with 28 Democrats and 50 Republicans voting in favor of the bill, the House advanced the fast track bill which would illegally delegate authority to the Executive...
  • ... How Far Rush Limbaugh Thinks the ‘Republican Establishment’ May Go to ‘Get Rid of the Tea Party’

    12/17/2013 5:53:14 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 93 replies ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    THIS IS HOW FAR RUSH LIMBAUGH THINKSTHE ‘REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT’ MAY GO TO‘GET RID IF THE TEA PARTY’ Dec. 16, 2013 11:00pm, Jason Howerton Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the“Republican establishment may in fact be so desirous of getting rid of the Tea Party as its base,they may be willing to lose some elections in order to get rid of their baseand put up a new base.” The conservative radio host also referenced a story on the Drudge Report indicating thatHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is claimingthat House Majority Leader John Boehner told herto wait next year for immigration...
  • Boehner, Cantor chastise Rep. King drug-runner comment

    07/25/2013 3:46:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/24/2013 | UPI Staff
    Top House Republicans chastised Rep. Steve King, R-IA, for saying some children brought to the country illegally by their parents become drug-runners. Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday King's comments were "wrong" and could overwhelm House Republican efforts to overhaul immigration laws, Politico reported. "There can be honest disagreements about policy without using hateful language," Boehner said in a statement Tuesday. "Everyone needs to remember that." House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the No. 2 House Republican, said he "strongly" disagreed with King's "characterization of the children of immigrants and finds the comments inexcusable." Cantor is working on a bill that would...
  • GOP defies Boehner on special Benghazi panel

    05/14/2013 3:56:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/2013 | Molly K. Hooper
    House Republican members are defying Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and five committee chairmen by endorsing a measure that would set up a special panel to investigate the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. A growing number of members on the committees with jurisdiction over the Benghazi matter — Intelligence, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services and Foreign Affairs — have signed onto Rep. Frank Wolf’s (R-Va.) resolution. Boehner and the chairmen of those committees do not support the legislation. Instead, they have worked together to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012 assault. Despite that resistance, Wolf...
  • Pictured: The Jamaican-born Fiancé of John Boehner's Daughter - Who Has Been Arrested For....

    04/25/2013 6:45:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 25, 2013
    Pictured: The Jamaican-born Fiancé of John Boehner's Daughter - Who Has Been Arrested For Possessing Marijuana 25 April 2013 This is the Jamaican-born fiancé of House Speaker John Boehner's daughter, pictured just weeks before their upcoming nuptials. The construction worker was spotted enjoying a McDonalds in Florida recently, with his dreadlocks piled high on his head underneath a knitted cap. Dominic Lakhan, 38, has been arrested for possessing marijuana in the past. This may not have gone down well with Boehner - who is a staunch opponent to legalizing the drug. Lindsay Marie Boehner, 35, is set to marry Lakhan...
  • No Escape: 'Serious' NYT Weiner Profile Includes Hilarious Joke

    04/10/2013 10:49:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 10, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    There is just no escape from the Weiner jokes. Apparently former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, granted the New York Times Magazine a long interview with the intent of preparing the public for a new post-tweet exposure scandal campaign for public office, most likely for New York mayor. However, if Weiner  thought he could put the scandal, and the jokes, behind him he would be wrong. Although the extended profile of over 8300 words written by Jonathan Van Meter was mostly sympathetic, it just couldn't resist repeating an absolutely hilarious Weiner joke as told by former DNC...
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • John Kerry Makes Up New Country: Kyrzakhstan

    02/25/2013 8:21:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 25, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    According to The Telegraph, Kerry seemed to confuse the country of Kyrgyzstan with its northern neighbor, Kazakhstan: The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday’s speech, which Kerry delivered on the eve of his first foreign trip as secretary of state. Kerry’s flub was all the more awkward, because Kyrgyzstan is a key ally in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a major recipient of US aid, which totalled $41 million (£27 million) in 2011.Washington has actively promoted democratic development in the country since pro-democracy revolutions topped strongmen in 2005 and 2010, leading to free...
  • Boehner: Obama’s Goal Is To 'Annihilate' The Republican Party (reaction to inaugural address)

    01/23/2013 3:53:04 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/13 02:48 PM ET | By Jonathan Easley
    Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.” “Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans,” Boehner said in a speech Tuesday to The Ripon Society. “So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party. “And let me just tell you, I do believe that is...
  • House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama

    12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations. Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year. Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year. A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It...
  • Nancy Pelosi CNN coverage 500 million people will lose their job every month (Yet she mocks Perry

    11/17/2011 11:43:59 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/4/2009 | nancypelosi2009
    Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than soap. Nancy claims that we lose 500 million American jobs each month we don't pass her $1 trillion pork barrel spending boondoogle.
  • Boehner, House Honor Charlie Rangel Despite His Questionable Past

    09/24/2011 5:16:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/23/2011 | Christian Gomez
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House leaders paid tribute to Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on September 22, despite the fact that he was overwhelmingly censured by the House less than a year ago for ethics violations and has a history of courtship with Soviet and Communist subversive activities. In December 2010, when the House was controlled by the Democratic majority of the 111th Congress, Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly voted 333-79 to censure Congressman Rangel with regard to unpaid taxes on property he owned in the Dominican Republican, other hidden assets, and for improper use of the his campaign...
  • House doesn’t vote on GOP debt bill

    07/29/2011 1:40:05 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-9-11 | Stephen Dinan and Sean Lengell
    Lacking enough support to pass their debt-limit bill, House Republican leaders postponed a scheduled vote Thursday and were working feverishly behind closed doors to try to round up votes, though the delay further complicates matters as all sides struggle to beat an Aug. 2 deadline. The leaders had brought the bill to the floor and the debate had been raging for more than two hours Thursday afternoon when Republicans abruptly halted the proceedings midstream and pivoted to other, non-controversial business.
  • House GOP yanks debt-limit bill

    07/26/2011 6:50:31 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-26-11 | AKE SHERMAN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Republicans delayed by at least a day a floor vote on their package to raise the debt ceiling, the latest challenge facing Speaker John Boehner and GOP leaders as they try to avoid a default on the nation’s debt. The decision to move the vote to Thursday or beyond came after the Congressional Budget Office reported late Tuesday night that the package Boehner crafted would only reduce deficits by $850 billion, $150 billion short of the speaker’s goal of $ 1 trillion in budget and spending cuts.
  • Tea Party Nation says Boehner's time's run out

    06/02/2011 7:36:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-05-20
    'We cannot fight Obama when we have to fight those who are supposed to be allies.' BY BOB UNRUH The Tea Party Nation, one of the largest groups in the tea party movement that rocked the 2010 elections, ejecting California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from her seat of power and electing a Republican majority in the U.S. House, earlier said that new Republican House Speaker John Boehner should be replaced because of his unwillingness to crack the whip on federal spending. Now Tea Party Nation leaders say they can't wait that long to seek his exit. "Three months ago, TPN called...
  • Budget tricks helped Obama save programs from cuts (spending cuts exaggerated)

    04/12/2011 8:04:55 AM PDT · by quesney · 62 replies
    WASHINGTON – The historic $38 billion in budget cuts resulting from at-times hostile bargaining between Congress and the Obama White House were accomplished in large part by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway. Such moves permitted Obama to save favorite programs — Pell grants for poor college students, health research and "Race to the Top" aid for public schools, among others — from Republican knives, according to new details of the legislation released Tuesday morning. And big holes in foreign aid and Environmental Protection...
  • Rant against the machine

    04/09/2011 8:42:31 AM PDT · by austingirl · 79 replies
    my tortured brain | 04/09/2011 | austingirl
    This is the email I am attempting to send to Boehner's email: I am stunned that you caved into the radical leftists that have hijacked our republic, especially after the 2010 election results. The Tea Party principles are the majority view of the working slaves that fund your excesses. You are now part of the problem. An income tax is immoral. A tax on spending, called the Fair Tax, which actually taxes wealth, the underground economy and criminals is the moral way to fund the federal government. Repeal the 16th amendment, dismantle the Department of Education, Energy, Fannie and Freddie...
  • Boehner: I'll Drop Tax Cut for Rich If I Have To [reality check at post 121]

    09/12/2010 8:24:10 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 239 replies · 1+ views
    (CBS) The leading Republican in the House, and a vocal proponent of allowing an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the wealthiest 3% of earners, objected to charges by President Obama that Republicans are holding tax breaks for the bottom 97% of earners hostage unless the wealthiest also get an extension. In a pre-taped interview to appear on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner said that, if approving a bill to extend breaks for middle class income Americans were "the only option," he would support it. The Congressional Budget Office has...
  • Prehistoric bone hats found in Inner Mongolia

    09/08/2010 8:09:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    People's Daily Online ^ | September 6, 2010 | Wang Hanlu
    Recently, archaeologists found prehistoric hats of human beings who lived 4,600 years ago from an ancient tomb site at Tongliao City of Inner Mongolia. Experts said it was the first time this kind of hats, which were made from bones, have been found in the same period of prehistoric culture. As of now, archaeologists have found and cleared near 400 ancient tombs dating back 4,500 years ago around the site, and more than 1,500 objects of pottery, jade stone, horn and clam shell were excavated. The newly-found bone hats were tightly cramped on dead bodies' heads and had the obvious...
  • Stupak: "Legitimate" For BP Escrow Account To Fund Health Care (Print Summary & Video)

    06/17/2010 5:27:32 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 29 replies · 756+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/17/10 | RCP Staff
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.): I think we had to have someone say this is where you can go without limiting your criminal liability or civil liability.For instance, the question is brought up, pay for all of the health care for the people in the Gulf. No, ....
  • Karl Rove Has to Be Kidding (Southern Avenger) (GOP is using and abusing conservatives)

    04/10/2010 11:10:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,169+ views
    American Conservative ^ | April 8, 2010 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    Why in the hell is Karl Rove on my TV? Why is Karl Rove on my radio? Why is Karl Rove on anywhere? Unless he’s on trial or being interrogated, I can’t imagine of what possible use this George W. Bush relic could be to conservatives and yet he’s everywhere, hocking his book “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight,” a title as credibly right-wing as Stephen Colbert and as historically accurate as the movie “Titanic.” Craig Shirley and former Reagan official Donald Devine summed up Rove’s duplicity well in this week’s Washington Post: “From William...
  • Obama Throws First Pitch, Cannot Name One Player From His Favorite Team - Who Is This Man?

    04/07/2010 9:12:36 AM PDT · by JLWORK · 123 replies · 2,183+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | April 5, 2010 | John L. Work
    In 1954 the New York Giants swept the World Series from the vaunted Cleveland Indians in four games. By that time I had fallen in love with the game of baseball – then the National Pastime. I was seven years old. Willie Mays made a spectacular, over-the-shoulder catch of a ball hit by Indians first baseman Vic Wertz to deep center field at the Polo Grounds. It is one of the greatest plays ever filmed. Dusty Rhodes, a left-handed pinch-hitter for the giants, hit three home runs in that Series. He became a hero of mine – until I heard...
  • Marine reservist accused of attacking Greek priest

    11/10/2009 5:15:57 PM PST · by awake-n-angry · 12 replies · 906+ views
    E-news (AP) ^ | Nov 10, 2009 | Matt Sedensky
    TAMPA, Florida - A Marine reservist accused of attacking a Greek Orthodox priest with a tire iron after apparently calling him a terrorist and a robber now says he was sexually attacked by the cleric, his defense attorney said Tuesday. Jeff Brown said Lance Cpl. Jasen Bruce, 28, had been followed into the parking garage of his Tampa apartment building about 6:30 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Alexios Marakis, who then made sexual comments and grabbed the reservist's genitals. Brown denounced the Tampa Police Department's account of the incident as "one-sided" and "tainted." "We are confident that the surveillance videos,...
  • Tampa police: Marine reservist attacks visiting Greek priest

    TAMPA - A U.S. Marine reservist attacked a visiting Greek Orthodox priest he believed to be a terrorist, Tampa police say. When the priest tried seeking directions from Jasen D. Bruce, 28, of Tampa, on Monday, Bruce struck the priest with a tire iron and chased him. Police say he attacked the Rev. Alexios Marakis, 29, of Crete, Greece, who was visiting St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs and wound up lost in Tampa. Marakis had performed a blessing of another retired Greek priest in the West Shore area and then accidentally exited Interstate 275 north into downtown...
  • Boehner: 'Political rebellion' under way [Boehner, RINO Party want to co-opt Tea Party rage]

    11/01/2009 6:36:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 117 replies · 4,374+ views
    UPI ^ | 2009-11-01
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- There is a "political rebellion" going on in America that the Republican Party is hoping to speak for, the U.S. House minority leader says. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, speaking Sunday on CNN's "State of Union," said an incident in which a GOP-endorsed New York congressional candidate withdrew from an election under pressure from Republican conservatives showed that "we're in the middle of a political rebellion going on in America." Boehner said, "This rebellion are by people who really have not been actively involved in the political process. And they don't really care whether you're...
  • House Leader Calls Health Bill "1,990 Pages Of Bureaucracy" [Boehner alert]

    10/30/2009 8:57:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 450+ views
    Video at link.
  • Keith Olbermann: Worst Hypocrite In The World! (My Title Due To His Attack On Sean Hannity

    02/27/2009 7:34:19 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies · 1,500+ views
    MSNBC Countdown Message Board ^ | 2/27/2009 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    <p>Keith Olbermann featured one of the secession threads at the Hannity boards on his show 'Countdown' on 2/26/2009.</p> <p>He gave Hannity the 'Worst Person in the World' award because of this thread.</p>
  • The Greatest Swimmer… Ftfthfthfthfthfthfth… Cough!... Cough!... in the World

    02/07/2009 6:00:48 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 20 replies · 826+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/7/2009 | Dr. Dave
    Parody of Michael Phelps' Olympic TV Ad: TV Ad Pitchman: "To be the greatest swimmer in the world, Michael Phelps doesn’t just train every day, he smokes…" Michael Phelps: "Hawaii Maui Waui, skunk red hair, Thai stick, and purple haze…"
  • Sen. Schumer on 'FOX News Sunday' [NY=Montana ??!!??]

    01/26/2009 7:32:00 AM PST · by xcamel · 33 replies · 1,668+ views
    Fox news sunday ^ | 01/25/2009 | fox news
    The funny part: WALLACE: The new senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, gets a 100 percent rating from the National Rifle Association. She was the only Democrat in the New York delegation, congressional delegation, to vote against the $700 billion bailout. Is she really the best choice to be the senator from New York? SCHUMER: Well, I believe she's a great choice. There were many good candidates, and in my conversations with the governor I never said there ought to be one. We went over the pros and cons. And we had a very good and deep bench. I'm very happy with the...
  • Pendleton Could Become Home to Guantanamo Detainees

    01/15/2009 6:00:03 AM PST · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    orange county register ^ | January 15th, 2009 | Dena Bunis
    Camp Pendleton is apparently on the list of potential new homes for Guantanamo Bay detainees if and when President-elect Barack Obama makes good on his campaign promise to close the terrorist detention center. The Associated Press is reporting that Obama will issue an executive order during his first week in office. As soon as he signs it the new administration will have to figure out what to do with the 250 al Qaeda and Taliban combatants. And three House members from San Diego put Defense Secretary Bob Gates on notice this week that they don’t want to see Pendleton as...
  • Boehner Wants Transparency on Bailout Money [Bloomberg FOIA]

    11/12/2008 12:53:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,050+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 2008-11-12 | Stephen T. Dennis
    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) took a whack at the Bush administration on Wednesday for failing to disclose all of the financial institutions that are getting emergency loans under the $700 billion bailout. Boehner said the Treasury and Federal Reserve should comply with a Freedom of Information Act request into who is receiving taxpayer money, and “they must begin providing lawmakers and taxpayers all information about how they are using federal tax dollars.” Boehner said the bipartisan negotiations behind the financial bailout package stressed the need for meaningful oversight of how the money was being spent.
  • Why Don't You Shut Up!

    10/08/2008 9:57:20 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 214 replies · 2,855+ views
    Oct. 8, 2008 | Cinnamon Girl
    You know who you are. You're the one posting stupid comments about what a loser Johnny is. You're the one getting on the political chat shows and telling everyone that you think Obama is super great and that he's going to win! Yeay! And your supposed to be a conservative. Why don't you shut up! I'm talking to all the whiners who piled on and joined the Chris Matthews bandwagon and declared Johnny an old man and a big dull loser. He did fine last night. He was the boss on foreign policy. He's never been a dazzling public speaker...
  • Sadly, One Play Defined Merkle's Career, Life

    09/23/2008 12:53:33 PM PDT · by steve-b · 6 replies · 186+ views
    ESPN ^ | 9/23/08 | Ed Sherman
    WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Fred Merkle was born in Watertown, Wis., in 1888, but he spent only one year there before his family moved to Toledo, Ohio. Still, that didn't prevent Watertown resident David Stalker from claiming Merkle as the town's very own. He spearheaded an effort to erect a monument in Merkle's honor. Set in black marble with a baseball perched on top, the monument notes that Merkle was a "potent line-drive hitter and agile first-baseman." It says he was a member of six World Series teams. However, there is no mention on the monument of the play that earned...
  • Rep. Pete Stark: I Don't Believe in God

    03/13/2007 3:51:09 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 100 replies · 2,433+ views ^ | 13 Mar 2007 | staff
    Secular groups applauded Rep. Pete Stark for publicly acknowledging he does not believe in a supreme being. The declaration, they said, makes the California Democrat the highest-ranking elected official - and first congressman - to publicly claim to be an atheist. The American Humanist Association took out an ad in the Washington Post on Tuesday, congratulating Stark's stance. "With Stark's courageous public announcement of his nontheism, it is our hope that he will become an inspiration for others who have hidden their conclusions for far too long," the group's executive director, Roy Speckhardt, said in a statement. Stark's beliefs garnered...
  • Give L.A. a free ride

    02/28/2007 10:25:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 424+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 25, 2007 | D. Malcolm Carson
    Eliminating subway and bus fares could put local mass transit on the road to success. ___ CLOSE TO HALF the travel time on most L.A. bus routes is spent at the curb. Bus riders know the frustration of waiting to board while someone coaxes a floppy dollar bill into the fare box. Likewise, plenty of irritated local drivers have been stuck behind that bus in the right-turn lane. Oh, and the despair of the train rider left struggling with an uncooperative ticket vending machine as the train pulls away. So what would happen if, instead of hiking MTA fares as...
  • Doug Elfman's Guide to the partisan hacks of cable TV (BARF LIBERALLY)

    10/29/2006 8:20:15 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 782+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 29, 2006 | DOUG ELFMAN
    These days cable news is more about views than news. Keith Olbermann calls George Bush a sort of terrorist. Fox News pundits call CNN unpatriotic. Lou Dobbs calls for a crackdown on illegal immigration. Who took the news out of the news? Everyone but Wolf Blitzer, apparently. I've been monitoring cable news networks for dozens of hours a week ever since the Mark Foley scandal broke. I was hoping to provide a thorough reasoning of how the networks -- CNN, MSNBC and Fox News -- have been covering the midterm elections. But there's one basic thing going on. More than...
  • Comment: Matt Cooper: It’s about time someone told Bono just to shut up and sing

    08/13/2006 7:24:12 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 16 replies · 882+ views
    FOR a man who won popular support when he castigated the Irish government for its failure to spend our tax in the way that he saw fit, Bono now finds himself standing in a lonely place. Last week the rock-star-turned-campaigner was exposed for taking part in a decision that will deliberately reduce the amount of tax that he and his business partners in U2 will contribute from next year onwards. Since June, the band and its manager have engaged in what is known as ‘tax avoidance’, moving U2’s publishing empire to the Netherlands where it can avail of a near...
  • I won’t get insulted by your stupidity…

    07/07/2006 9:54:34 AM PDT · by screw boll · 18 replies · 447+ views
    July/07/2006 | Joseph Gestetner
    “I won’t get insulted by your stupidity…” This is how to respond when a reverse-minded liberal spouts his lunacy. Use it. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
  • Escaped Prisoner Recaptured Despite Weight Loss, Beard Disguise

    01/23/2006 10:39:56 AM PST · by txroadkill · 7 replies · 431+ views
    AP ^ | 1/23/06 | Staff
    (SYDNEY, Australia) -- The thin man is back behind bars. Police in Sydney, Australia, report recapturing an inmate who went on crash diet to escape from custody. Authorities charge Robert Cole dropped more than 30 pounds and squeezed through a hole in a wall just six inches wide. Cole escaped from a hospital Wednesday, but he wasn't on the street very long. Officers captured him over the weekend. They say Cole tried to disguise himself by drawing a beard on his face in pen. He's now in maximum security. No word, though, if guards are trying to fatten up Cole.
  • Nagin apologizes for MLK Day comments

    01/17/2006 10:24:04 AM PST · by Ellesu · 125 replies · 3,094+ views ^ | 01/17/06 | wwltv
    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin apologized Tuesday for some of the comments that he made during a Martin Luther King Day Rally in the city Monday. Nagin said that his intention was to comfort African-American residents, especially those feeling unwanted during the rebuilding process, but he said in doing so he inadvertently offended others. “I apologize to any resident in this city that may have been offended,” he said. “That was not my intention. If I could take anything back, I thought the Uptown comment was inappropriate. If any people are working hard to rebuild this city, it’s the people...
  • End of story for Hunter Thompson

    02/22/2005 12:06:00 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 106 replies · 2,073+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 22, 2005 | By Stephanie Mansfield
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES Outlaw, druggie, Dunhill-smoking, Chivas Regal-drinking, anti-establishment literary icon Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide after becoming depressed about the United States' shift toward conservatism, said one longtime friend who spent the weekend at the Aspen, Colo., home of the late "gonzo" journalist. "He was depressed about the state of society," said Loren Jenkins, foreign editor for National Public Radio in Washington. A vehement opponent of President Bush, Mr. Thompson, 67, "was feeling maudlin about the current conservatism sweeping the country," Mr. Jenkins said. "He felt he'd had a long run, trying to create a freer society in the...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Harry Must Be An Enormous Idiot - War Hero

    01/13/2005 5:54:13 PM PST · by veronica · 58 replies · 1,500+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 1-13-05 | Laura Elston
    Prince Harry’s Nazi outfit would not have been tolerated in the Army and he would have been punished for his actions, a former British commander said today. Colonel Bob Stewart said he would have given the 20-year-old prince, who will join the forces later this year, two weeks’ worth of extra duties for being pictured dressed up in a fascist uniform, complete with swastika armband. The army hero, who led British UN troops in Bosnia, branded the antics “bad taste”, saying they had caused offence to many people. Harry is set to attend the prestigious Sandhurst military academy for officer...

    11/23/2004 10:39:23 AM PST · by WestCoastGal · 1,157 replies · 8,772+ views
    Hoping to add news and DAILY rule changes by Nascar to this thread as they come along. Awards banquet information and any other silly off season rumors etc.

    09/23/2004 10:41:38 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 24 replies · 926+ views
    TWO DISASTEROUS MOVES BY KERRY [09/23 01:06 PM] Kerry just made two moves that I think are tremendously boneheaded mistakes. The left and the right agree that Iraq is Issue One, that you cannot be elected president unless the American people think you handle this difficult and important mission over there. Kerry came out as the anti-war candidate this week, and I thought that was a much stronger position than his "well, I support the troops, but not the mission, sort of, but, you see, this, but that", etc. But if you want to be the next president, and the...