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  • So, taking liberal logic to it's rational conclusion Obama IS Darth Vader...

    03/31/2014 11:26:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-31-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals think Dick Cheney was like Vader...PSSSSHH!
  • On The Tyranny of Relativism as Seen in a Darth Vader Commercial

    11/30/2013 4:59:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/29/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There was a powerful description given by Pope Emeritus Benedict to describe the modern stance of a world that has abandoned any notion of objective truth to which it is accountable. The phrase was “The tyranny of relativism.”In effect the expression describes what happens when there is no standard outside ourselves to which reasonable people can and should appeal in order to square their views or opinions. In such a setting, appeals to reason and agreed upon standards cannot hold the day and resolve disputes.Thus who “wins”? Whose view prevails? The sad answer is that those with the most money,...
  • Mary Matalin Smacks Down MSNBC’s Dyson: ‘Will You Ever Get Tired of Beating Up On Darth Vader?’

    12/08/2013 3:04:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 8, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    There was a really delicious exchange on ABC’s This Week Sunday that conservatives across the fruited plain will greatly enjoy. After hate-spewing MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson bashed former Vice President Dick Cheney for once wanting Nelson Mandela put on a terrorist list, Matalin shot back, “When will you ever get tired of beating up on Darth Vader” (video follows with transcript and commentary): Mary Matalin Smacks Down MSNBC’s Dyson: ‘Will You Ever Get Tired of Beating Up On Darth Vader? MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: I'm the same generation as President Obama, and taking a stand against apartheid both...
  • Darth Vader: If you like your planet, you can keep it

    11/18/2013 7:41:03 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 33 replies
  • Actor who played choked Death Star commander dies

    04/17/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2013 12:04 AM EDT
    Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as a young Death Star commander learned the hard way that Darth Vader brooks no disrespect, died Tuesday. He was 66. … As Admiral Motti in 1977’s Star Wars, LeParmentier's character mocks Vader’s “sad devotion to that ancient (Jedi) religion.” Vader responds with a demonstration, using the force to choke the young commander, but allowing him to live. …
  • Richard LeParmentier, famous for 'Star Wars' Darth Vader scene, dies at 66

    04/16/2013 7:40:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | April 16, 2013, 1:56 PM EST
    Actor Richard LeParmentier has died at the age of 66. The star passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on Monday. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., to British and Irish parents, LeParmentier moved to the U.K. in 1974, and made his acting debut in David Essex film "Stardust." Bing: More on Richard LeParmentier He went on to score small roles in more than 50 TV shows and movies, including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and the James Bond thriller "Octopussy," alongside Roger Moore as secret agent 007. He co-starred with his former wife, British actress Sarah Douglas, in films such as...
  • If Obama Becomes An Imperial Leader This Could Be His Official Title... (pic)

    02/23/2013 9:40:45 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Official White House Petition: Secure Resources & Funding & Begin Construction of a Death Star

    12/05/2012 7:41:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | Created: Nov 14, 2012 | WhiteHouse.gov
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016. By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.
  • Dem warning: Obama could lose Wisconsin

    10/28/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2012 | Alan Blinder
    “If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early," Mayor Michael Hancock told a Democratic rally. "The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. "We've got to get our people to go vote," Hancock said. Early voting, which began in Wisconsin on Oct. 22, is a central component of Obama’s strategy to win the state. The president won Wisconsin four years ago by 14 percentage points, but...
  • Would Super Villains Do a Better Job Running the Country Than Obama?

    09/26/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    By any honest measurement Barack Hussein Obama has been a dismal failure as a President. Few if any Presidents have been given as much power in their first term as Obama and done so little. In fact for two years he had an unassailable super majority in congress and still his administration has been unable to do something as simple as craft a budget much less control runaway unemployment, a crippling deficit, and the terrorist overthrow of the middle east. While contemplating how anyone could do much worse than Obama, it came to me: Obama is such a failure that...
  • It Would Cost $852 Quadrillion Dollars to Build a Real Death Star (Almost the U.S. National Debt!)

    02/20/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    DVICE.com ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    It would cost $852 quadrillion dollars to build a real Death Star That's 852 with 15 zeros following it. I know, that figure is insane. You know what that means. It means Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader were rolling in the money like filthy rich rappers. I guess ruling the Galactic Empire isn't so terrible when you're ballin'. Finally putting some questions to rest, the smart folk over at Centives calculated how much iron it would take to build the planet-destroying space station and even figured out how long it would take to build. Here's the reality-check breakdown: • Based...
  • Darth Vader Arrested for Attempted Robbery

    02/16/2012 7:28:02 PM PST · by Sensei Ern · 31 replies
    Waco Trib ^ | Kirsten Crow | Kirsten Crow
    Waco police arrest suspected robber after clerk knocks his Darth Vader mask off By Kirsten Crow Tribune-Herald staff writer Thursday February 16, 2012 Waco police arrested a robbery suspect whose Darth Vader mask was knocked away by the man’s intended victim early this morning, authorities said. Leon Childress, 44, is being held at McLennan County Jail on suspicion of trying to rob a Skinny's convenience store early Thursday. Police said the suspect, identified as 44-year-old Leon Childress, wore a “Star Wars” Darth Vader mask and behaved as though he had a weapon when he demanded money from a clerk at...
  • Fast Food Chain Serves 'Darth Vader' Burgers

    01/06/2012 8:25:47 AM PST · by Altariel · 49 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 5, 2012 | Piper Weiss
    How much force needs to be with you to eat a black burger? The Belgian fast food chain Quick is celebrating the upcoming "Phantom Menace 3D" movie premiere by launching a line of "Star Wars"-themed burgers. The burgers will debut in Quick restaurants throughout France on January 31, just before the film's February release in the country. Despite being in French, the ads for the burgers have sent the entire Internet into a tailspin of equal parts repulsion and curiosity.
  • FHP Trooper Defeats Drunk 'Darth Vader' With Pepper Spray

    01/05/2012 11:41:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Man in 'Star Wars' mask attacked trooper: FHP.Darth Vader may be able to handle most lightsaber-wielding Jedis, but he's met his match when it comes to Florida Highway Patrol troopers with pepper spray. Authorities say a drunk man wearing the "Star Wars" villain mask was arrested Thursday in Orlando after he tried to punch and kick an FHP trooper near a construction site. The trooper responded to the area of Summerlin Avenue and Anderson Street around 2:45 a.m. when he was advised by construction workers of an intoxicated man walking in the roadway in the mask, according to the FHP....
  • FHP: Man Wearing Darth Vader Mask Attacked Trooper

    01/05/2012 7:26:01 AM PST · by edpc · 20 replies
    WKMG6 ^ | 5 Jan 2012 | Unknown
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was attacked in Orlando early Thursday by a man wearing a Darth Vader mask, authorities said. Michael Cole, 28, of Orlando, was arrested on felony charges of resisting arrest and battery on an officer. According to the FHP, a construction worker informed the trooper around 2:45 a.m. of an intoxicated man wearing a Darth Vader mask who was walking in the middle of a road near Summerlin Avenue and Anderson Street.
  • Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his collection of toys

    11/03/2011 2:33:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2011 | Rob Cooper
    A Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his prized collection of toys. Rickie la Touche, 30, said his wife had had damaged his treasured Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker memorabilia which he had been collecting since he was a child. During a subsequent row he suffocated Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, before running off to his mother's house to tell her what he had done. The mother-of-one was later discovered dead on the couple's bed covered with a duvet and pillow in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12...
  • All Eyes on the Senate: Can Two Veterans Deliver a Debt Deal?

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are not chatty men by nature. Notoriously monosyllabic, either man could probably compete for a world record in shortest average phone conversation. But that doesn’t mean they’re not talking now. Although not fast friends, Reid and McConnell have one of the most functional professional relationships in a Congress that’s currently in the news for remarkable dysfunction. If only listening to their public speeches, one might think the two were mortal enemies. “Rather than working the last few days toward a solution to this crisis the way the Republican majority...
  • On The Heels of bin Laden's Death, Lord Vader Makes a Historic Announcment

    05/11/2011 8:34:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-11-2011 | Jared H. McAndersen
    CORUSCANT — Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the most hunted man in the galaxy, was killed in a firefight with Imperial forces near Alderaan, Darth Vader announced on Sunday. Read the rest at The Galactic Empire Times I don't know who created this page, but it's simultaneously awesome and offensive. The United States is like the Galactic Empire, HA! The United States isn't that awesome. Unless it's the real reason we are trillions in debt, we don't actually have the force. Though I will concede somebody learned the...
  • Video: Sariah Gallego Joins the Dark Side (Star Wars)

    04/13/2011 3:33:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5mK7dzyUkM
  • Newly Discovered Tree Looks Like Darth Vader

    12/21/2010 4:02:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | Dec 17, 2010
    "Star Wars" conventions are usually held in major cities, but from now on, devoted fans may want to gather smack dab in the middle of a forest -- at Redwood National Park, to be precise. Several weeks ago, the national park, located just north of Eureka, Calif., opened its first new hiking trail in 10 years, and it appears the Force is strong with the brand-new path. Redwood enthusiast Richard Stenger, of the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau, told AOL News that a major surprise awaits imaginative visitors on the trail: a giant redwood tree that resembles Darth Vader's...
  • Video: Mich. Police Catch 'World's Dumbest Criminal'( robber put mask after on camera)

    09/16/2010 6:29:28 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 6 replies · 1+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | September 16, 2010
    Police in Ferndale, Michigan say they've arrested "one of the world's dumbest criminals". The man put on a Darth Vader mask and held up a convenience store with a knife. He forgot to put on the mask before security cameras captured his face.
  • Darth Vader Robs Bank (Photos, Oh Yes, Photos)

    07/23/2010 8:22:01 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Gothamist.com ^ | July 22, 2010 5:40 PM | John Del Signor
    It seems the Empire has fallen on hard times. Presumably to get finishing funds for his latest Death Star, Darth Vader—or a man pretending to be Darth Vader?—was reduced to robbing a bank on Long Island this morning. Impotent Rebel Alliance security forces tell Newsday (paywall) that Vader marched into a Chase bank in Setauket around 11:30 a.m. today. Brandishing a completely unnecessary handgun—as he had the power to choke the oxygen out every teller's throat—the fallen Jedi demanded cash.
  • Darth Vader Banned From 'Star Wars' Party

    07/14/2010 11:15:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    inside movies ^ | July 12, 2010
    Things aren't going well for the original Dark Lord of the Sith. Dave Prowse, who wore the Darth Vader costume in the first three 'Star Wars' films, has been banned from the forthcoming Lucas Film Star Wars Celebration party in Orlando, Florida. Not only that, he's been told his presence won't be welcome at any Lucas Film/Star Wars-related events. There could be a reason, though, seeing as Uncle George is probably fuming at the comments Prowse recently made to SlashFilm about not receiving any residual payment for 'Return of the Jedi' -- because it didn't make a profit(!):
  • Darth Vader Was Mentally Ill, Researchers Say

    06/10/2010 4:24:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 77 replies · 443+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 6/10/2010 | ABC News
    Don't blame it on the Dark Side. Anakin Skywalker's epic transformation into the evil Darth Vader may have been a result of mental illness, according to a group of French psychiatrists and psychologists. New Study Labels Darth Vader With Borderline Personality Disorder. In a paper published in the journal Psychiatry Research, Eric Bui and his colleagues at Toulouse University Hospital have given new meaning to the term "Jedi mind tricks" with their psychoanalysis of why the tragic "Star Wars" hero fell from Jedi grace. Apparently, he had borderline
  • Darth Vader in the Recording Studio for TomTom

    05/04/2010 3:07:29 PM PDT · by brianhumeck · 16 replies · 417+ views
    The Up Blog ^ | 5/4/2010 | Brian H.
    You can now get Star Wars character voices for your TomTom. Check out this video of Darth Vader in the recording studio as he records directions for the TomTom. I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan and I’m especially not a fan of Darth Vader. However, I love amazing advertising and marketing buzz. And to think, I didn’t even know it was Star Wars Day. Didn't even know there was such a thing.
  • Why Dick Cheney is MORE American than Barack Obama

    09/06/2009 10:56:42 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 09.06.09 | Kevin McCullough
    As you sit reading this, former Vice President Cheney is on a two month surge of popularity. President Barack Obama, on the other hand, is doing his best Wile E. Coyote impression with no brakes on the rocket car, and has just careened over the edge of the fifty-foot cliff. So what has boosted the former Vice President anywhere from 8-10%, while watching the President nose dive 11-14%?
  • "Dick Cheney: Washington trembles at the return of 'Darth Vader'"

    05/23/2009 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 93 replies · 3,370+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | May 4, 2009 | Ewen Mac
    Barack Obama, unlike George Bush who wanted to be in bed before 10pm, likes to work late. But even by his standards Wednesday was out of the ordinary, sitting up in a largely empty White House until 2.30am as he edited a speech an adviser later described as one of the most important of his life. He was still nervous about it when he rose to deliver it eight hours later. Normally Mr Cool, he fluffed his opening, referring to the defence secretary, Robert Gates, as Bill, the Microsoft founder. Part of the explanation for the bout of jitters is...
  • Darth Vader The Star Wars Villain on the Northwest Tower of Washington National Cathedral

    02/10/2009 2:44:56 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 3,046+ views
    In the 1980s, while the west towers were construction, Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpture competition for children. Word of the competition was spread nationwide through National Geographic World Magazine. The third-place winner was Christopher Rader, with his drawing of that fearful villain, Darth Vader. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett, and placed high upon the northwest tower of the Cathedral.
  • Drunk Darth Vader's Jedi assault

    04/24/2008 6:14:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies · 183+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 22, 2008 | BBC News
    A man posing as Darth Vader attacked a Star Wars fan, who had founded a Jedi Church, a court has heard. Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, from Holyhead, Anglesey, admitted assaulting Barney Jones and cousin Michael with a metal crutch. They suffered minor injuries. Hughes, who was drunk and dressed in a black bin bag, shouted "Darth Vader!" Earlier, when Hughes failed to arrive on time, District Judge Andrew Shaw issued an arrest warrant, adding: "I hope the force will soon be with him." In the event, Hughes turned up and the case at Holyhead magistrates court resumed. The court heard...
  • Cheney's Dog Darth Vader for Halloween ... (Cheney in a wicked response)

    11/01/2007 4:06:21 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 71 replies · 3,470+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2007
    ABC News' Jennifer Duck Reports: The Vice President's dogs may beat the President's dogs in the best dressed category this Halloween. Late night TV shows have ridiculed and compared Vice President Dick Cheney to Darth Vader. So in a wicked response, Cheney dressed one of his dogs, Jackson, as the famous Star Wars character. Cheney's other Labrador retriever, Dave, is dressed up as superman. The canine costume may also be a jab at Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. In September after the Democratic-led Congress failed to persuade congressional Republicans to force the President to change course in Iraq...
  • Cheney: Being Darth Vader Not So Bad

    10/31/2007 4:25:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 33+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/31/7 | BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The joke's on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they're OK with that. As he launched into a health-care speech Wednesday, President Bush warmed up his audience with a nod to Halloween, at Cheney's expense. "This morning I was with the vice president," Bush told a gathering of grocery manufacturers. "I was asking him what costume he was planning. He said, 'Well, I'm already wearing it.' Then he mumbled something about the dark side of the force." Ah yes, that old Darth Vader line. Used to be that only Cheney's critics called him that,...
  • Mika's Cheney-Darth Vader Mock Jolts Joe to Dial 1-800-NEWSBUSTERS

    10/12/2007 5:39:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 999+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, we know when we're being used. The folks at "Morning Joe" are well aware that if letting go with a little liberal bias is likely to cause us to cover them, mentioning NewsBusters by name virtually guarantees that an item will follow here in short order. But if the MSNBC show wants to play the homely-if-roundheeled high school girl striving for attention, NB is happy, as the popular QB of liberal-media busting, to oblige. And so it was that on this morning's episode, newsreader Mika Brzezinski, much like the girl at the beach who accidentally-on-purpose lets the bikini strap...
  • HILLARY ATTACKS: CALLS CHENEY 'DARTH VADER'(Drudge Headline)

    09/20/2007 9:49:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies · 68+ views
    Politico ^ | 9-19-07 | Ben Stein
    "Vice President [Dick] Cheney came up to see the Republicans yesterday. You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Hillary Clinton said just now (video) at a $100-a-head fundraiser at town hall near New York's Times Square, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war.
  • 'Star Wars' Memories: A long time ago, in a Fourplex far far away ...

    05/18/2007 10:32:23 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 27 replies · 560+ views
    Parade ^ | May 14, 2007 | Jim Gorant
    'Star Wars' Memories: A long time ago, in a Fourplex far far away ... http://www.parade.com/features/touchstones/070514-star-wars-memories.html http://tinyurl.com/yo8ocn TOUCHSTONES By Jim Gorant Published: May 14, 2007 It was a blazing day in June 1977 when my aunt and cousin came to visit. I was 10, my brother 8, our cousin 6, an awkward playgroup to start with, and to make it worse, our house in northern New Jersey was not air-conditioned. The adults encouraged us to play outside. We made a humid and soggy attempt at wiffleball, but it was no use. We were hot. They didn’t care. We were bored. They...
  • Hot air balloon is shaped like Darth Vader's helmet

    04/28/2007 7:51:43 PM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 6 replies · 406+ views
    Cnet / Crave ^ | 04/24/2007
    I just came across this link to what must one of the more extreme forms of Star Wars fandom to extrude itself onto the Internet in recent memory: A hot air balloon in the shape of Darth Vader's helmet. (Via SciFi Tech and Boing Boing.) It was created by a mad Belgian inventor named Benoit Lambert, who, according to StarWars.com, received permission from Lucasfilm to build the balloon as long as it was used for non-commercial activities. It can carry two passengers and a pilot. There's no indication of when Lambert will build a lighter-than-air Death Star. That's all fine,...
  • What really happened after the Deathstar blew up

    03/16/2007 12:24:48 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 5 replies · 1,455+ views
    What really happened after the Deathstar blew up
  • Chad Vader, Day Shift Manager

    01/24/2007 6:22:39 PM PST · by AlaninSA · 6 replies · 476+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | N/A | N/A
    Extremely funny sendup of Star Wars...with Darth Vader's little brother working as a grocery store manager...
  • The "Nastiest" Democrat {Scumbag Alert!!!!}

    10/26/2001 2:04:20 PM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 64 replies · 539+ views
    National Review ^ | Jay Nordlinger
    The ‘Nastiest’ Democrat:Sen. Patrick Leahy, Republican nightmare. By Jay Nordlinger, NR’s managing editor The other Vermont senator's no day at the beach. He is Patrick Leahy, and when James Jeffords pulled his big switch, Leahy landed a big job: chairman of the Judiciary Committee. It's a job Leahy has always wanted; and a Republican nightmare has begun. By consensus — a consensus of Hill Republicans — Pat Leahy is the meanest, most partisan, most ruthless Democrat in the Senate. Ask a Republican about Leahy, and he'll shudder. Then he will say that, though Leahy can be nice and smiling on ...
  • Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Website Taken Down!!

    05/20/2006 12:17:04 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 103 replies · 2,919+ views
    It seems our government has decided to take down the SPP Website in recent days. Is it a coincidence that it was taken down around the time Jerome Corsi published this article titled North American Union to Replace USA? on the Human Events Online website??
  • Red Sox v Yankees--The Holy War Continues

    05/09/2006 4:03:54 PM PDT · by misterrob · 473 replies · 28,079+ views
    05/09/06 | misterrob
    The saga continues in the Bronx this week. The Sox send out Beckett, Wakefield and Schilling. The Yankees counter with Randy Johnson, Mike Mussina and Shawn Chacon. The New York Post ran a back cover story questioning why anyone has not dared to throw at David Ortiz.. (maybe because he is 6' 4" and weighs 250 lbs) Sox offseason pickup Josh Beckett returns to Yankee Stadium for the first time since Game 6 of the 2003 World Series. Series returns to NY after an abbreviated series last week in Boston where Boston fans expressed their true feelings about Johnny Damon.
  • Vader goes to Japan

    04/14/2006 7:36:02 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 7 replies · 900+ views
    Thought you guys might enjoy this short video clip. Pretty funny. Darth Vader goes to Japan
  • Graham Weaves ‘Star Wars' Parable

    06/28/2005 6:08:39 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 6 replies · 430+ views
    AP ^ | RACHEL ZOLL
    New York — As his final American revival meeting continued Saturday, a fragile Billy Graham was met onstage by former President Clinton, who honored the evangelist, calling him “a man I love.” Clinton spoke briefly before Graham's sermon and recalled how the man known as America's pastor had refused to preach before a segregated audience in Arkansas decades ago when that state was in a bitter fight over school desegregation. Graham called the Clintons “wonderful friends” and “a great couple,” quipping that the former president should become an evangelist and allow “his wife to run the country.” Graham, 86, then...
  • ROVE'S REMARKS

    06/24/2005 9:50:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies · 1,472+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/25/05 | Editorial
    Rove's remarks Published June 25, 2005 Liberals woke up yesterday morning wondering what happened to their Democratic Party. Literally overnight, the Democrats had become the President's staunchest supporters in the war on terror. As much as we welcome the party's change of heart, we were surprised to see that it was precipitated by the architect himself, Karl Rove.      The White House Deputy Chief of Staff, speaking at a dinner Wednesday night of the New York State Conservative Party, had a few words on "state of liberalism." In particular, Mr. Rove compared the conservative reaction to September 11 to the...
  • Tales from Dark Side don't live up to hype - (Steyn on Revenge of the Sith; "Darth Throat")

    06/06/2005 8:50:37 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 833+ views
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.COM ^ | JUNE 5, 2005 | MARK STEYN
    One by one, the landmark epics of the 1970s are tying up the loose ends -- alas, not always in ways that quite support the great mythic power invested in them. In ''Revenge of the Sith,'' George Lucas brings the ''Star Wars'' cycle to a close by revealing how Anakin Skywalker went over to the Dark Side, transformed himself into Darth Vader, destroyed the Republic and consigned it to the mad imperial ambitions of Chancellor Palpatine -- all because, er, he was a bit worried his beloved Senator Padme might die in childbirth. If Senator Padme had been like Senator...
  • Bill Maher owes another apology

    05/29/2005 12:48:12 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 25 replies · 1,776+ views
    Copyright © 2005, Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 29, 2005 | Charles M. Grist
    It was the summer of 1972 and John Kerry's group, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, was in the midst of an anti-war march through the streets of downtown Gainesville. ... I was disgusted to see that they were not only carrying the American flag upside down, they were carrying the flag of the communist Viet Cong as well. ...The freedom to protest is an important one. ...However, we did not go into harm's way to allow our fellow citizens to help our enemy. ...Now, we have some new Hollywood military experts. The latest is comedian Bill Maher, who made...
  • Darth Vader shows his dark side (flasher alert)

    05/26/2005 7:12:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 231 replies · 1,681+ views
    ananova ^ | 5/26/05 | staff
    Police in Malaysia are hunting a man who flashes women while wearing a Darth Vader costume. The Star Wars flasher exposed himself to women factory workers in two industrial areas of Bandar Baru Nilai. Priscilla, 33, a factory supervisor, said the man got out of his car, strutted about menacingly in his Darth Vader suit before flashing to 15 women workers standing at a bus stop at 7am. "At first, I thought he was a die-hard Star Wars fan trying to impress us with his costume. But we were shocked when he showed us his private parts," she told Malaysia's...
  • Star Wars star wants to try another career (Mannequin Skywalker)

    05/24/2005 4:56:19 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 17 replies · 617+ views
    Tonight ^ | May 24, 2005 | Tonight
    Hayden Christensen is set to quit acting to become an architect. The Star Wars actor says he plans to swap the big screen for building design - because the movie industry doesn't excite him anymore. He told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Maybe the new Star Wars will be my last movie. "I don't find Hollywood interesting, so I'm thinking about studying architecture instead." The heartthrob actor, who plays Anakin Skywalker in the hit movie series, claims that he's had enough of making movies because the industry demands too much from its stars. The 24-year-old actor, who has been romantically linked...
  • Happy Empire Day!

    05/22/2005 10:57:37 PM PDT · by LibertarianInExile · 10 replies · 637+ views
    Star Wars - The Sith Order ^ | May 21, 2005 | Darth Groznii
    It is arguable that the most famous line in “Revenge of the Sith” comes from Padme Amidala. When Palpatine announces to a rapturous Senate that the Republic is to be re-organised as the first Galactic Empire, she says: "So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause”. We are supposed to infer from this statement that freedom has been traded for security, and democracy traded for a dictatorship. As such, it is supposed to be a dark day, a tragedy, one which will take 20 years and the original three films to remedy. However the question that no one asks...
  • A Few of FR's Finest...Every Day....05-19-05...Star Wars

    05/18/2005 9:10:11 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 114 replies · 8,169+ views
    DollyCali | May 19. 2005 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith'

    05/17/2005 6:49:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 1,382+ views
    AP ^ | May 15, 2005 7:12 pm US/Pacific | CHRISTY LEMIRE,
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