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  • Ass Clown College of the Week: Minnesota State University Moorhead

    11/30/2013 11:00:47 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2013 | Eric Owens
    Minnesota State University Moorhead is The Daily Caller’s Ass Clown College of the Week because it has threatened to can a bunch of professors and eliminate entire academic departments in order to cope with a $5 million budget deficit. The administrative division is, of course, not on the chopping block. Also, despite its severe budget shortfall, the regional public university managed to find enough money less than a year ago to pay a stipend to “visiting scholar” Bill Ayers.
  • Vitter: EBT card fraud in Louisiana should disqualify recipients

    10/30/2013 2:26:30 PM PDT · by abb · 31 replies
    KSLA-TV12 ^ | October 31, 2013 | Carolyn Roy
    Posted: Oct 30, 2013 2:11 PM CST Updated: Oct 30, 2013 2:50 PM CST By Carolyn Roy A Louisiana senator is calling for SNAP users who took advantage of the EBT card glitch earlier this month to lose their benefits. U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Wednesday sent a letter to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the director of the state's Department of Children and Family Services asking for "aggressive action on the fraudulent events during the recent outage of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system which led to massive theft of groceries in several Louisiana locations." "The outrageous theft...
  • The Benghazi Cover-up Video

    05/14/2013 10:55:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 5/14/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Sometimes it is better to show a scandal than to explain it. SHARE this exposure of the Benghazi cover-up!
  • IRS sent confidential info on conservatives to liberal nonprofit ProPublica

    05/14/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/14/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The division of the Internal Revenue Service that improperly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups sent confidential information on 31 conservative groups to the well-funded liberal nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica, according to a revelation made by ProPublica Monday. “The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year,” according to the ProPublica report. “In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica applications...
  • 'Please spare my little girl': How Mexico's fearless female mayor sacrificed herself...

    11/27/2012 3:04:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sam Webb
    The woman mayor who was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug gang pleaded with her attackers for her young daughter’s life, it emerged today. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who had already survived two assassination attempts, was driving the child to school at around 8.30am when she was ambushed by a car in the city of Morelia. The 36-year-old was hauled from her vehicle and physically assaulted as horrified witnesses watched, according to newspaper El Universal. They described how she begged for her child to be left alone and then appeared to get into her abductors’ car willingly. The little girl...
  • Who will Obama pardon when he leaves office

    04/21/2012 11:31:31 AM PDT · by Farmer Dean · 51 replies
    Who going to get a pass when Obama gets the boot?
  • (Shortened Title) STOCK Act Won't Stop Millionaire Congress Picking Winners and Losers

    02/10/2012 6:00:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | John Ransom
    The House yesterday passed a new "reform" measure aimed at curtailing the practice of trading on securities with inside information amongst members of Congress and their staff. Suprise! Some members of Congress were arriving in Congress and becoming rich on the experience. Ever wonder how people go to Congress and become millionaires? The publication last year of a new academic report cleared up for us at least one way the millionaires' club known as Congress benefits.A report from four scholars, Alan J Ziobrowski; James W Boyd, Ping Cheng; and Brigitte J. Ziobrowski, titled Abnormal Returns From the Common Stock Investments...
  • Cuomo's Racist Pals (VIDEO: Cuomo Union Goons Surround Protester)

    10/26/2010 3:06:18 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/25/10 | unknown
    Cuomo's union goons surround a lone protester outside a Cuomo Rally This is the kind of thug that supports Cuomo One of them shouts a racist slur at the person inside the duck suit- later tries to cover it up like he said something else when he realizes it was taped
  • Democratic National Committee gets new logo, slogan [ “Change That Matters.” ........]

    09/15/2010 1:27:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies
    Democratic National Committee gets new logo, slogan By: James Hohmann September 15, 2010 03:27 PM EDT Eager to bridge a daunting enthusiasm gap, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine recited a list of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments Wednesday to an auditorium packed with George Washington University College Democrats. It came as he unveiled a new web site, a new logo and a new slogan for his party: “Change That Matters.” As he went down a longer list, Kaine spoke passionately of how Democrats delivered an economic stimulus (he would only call it “the Recovery Act”) and “the Affordable Care Act”...
  • Police: Indiana Teen Convinced Girlfriend To Burn Mom

    09/01/2010 7:50:39 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 30 replies
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- A central Pennsylvania woman will stand trial on attempted murder charges on suspicion of pouring boiling water on her sleeping mother's face...
  • JournoList: 135 Names Confirmed with News Organizations

    07/26/2010 10:00:39 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 58 replies · 3+ views
    Source List Included | 07/26/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    Spencer Ackerman - Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect Thomas Adcock - New York Law Journal Ben Adler - Newsweek, POLITICO Mike Allen - POLITICO Eric Alterman - The Nation, Media Matters for America Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic Greg Anrig - The Century Foundation Ryan Avent - Economist Dean Baker - The American Prospect Nick Baumann - Mother Jones Josh Bearman - LA Weekly Steven Benen - The Carpetbagger Report Ari Berman - The Nation Jared Bernstein - Economic Policy Institute Michael Berube - Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University Brian Beutler - The Media...
  • Money-Grubbing Smear Merchants Rex Butler and Tank Jones Target Governor Palin

    05/01/2009 3:05:03 PM PDT · by redk · 10 replies · 1,251+ views
    Some of our readers have emailed us wondering what Dennis Zaki at the Alaska Report website is alluding to with his teaser headline: An iceberg is heading toward the Palins. Can it be stopped? I don't think so. Will it sink the ship, all signs say yes. Stay tuned... We decided to do a little research. It is clear that the Alaskan leftwing blogs are working together to destroy Sarah Palin and her family. First their work centered on frivolous ethics complaints, and now they are moving on to the Palin family itself.
  • Begala calls Republican donors ‘dirtbags’

    06/30/2008 1:27:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 79+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/08 | Jackie Kucinich
    Republicans are saying Democratic strategist Paul Begala went “over the line” when, in a fundraising appeal, he called the attendees of a GOP fundraiser “dirtbags.” Begala, who worked for Bill Clinton in the White House, discussed the annual Republican President’s Dinner in an e-mail to supporters that seeks to raise funds for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). “You should have seen the joint: wall to wall fat-cats. The limos were lined up around the block. If you’d stood in the middle of the ballroom and yelled, ‘Hey dirtbag!’ a thousand necks would have snapped around,” Begala wrote. The strategist...
  • 'Sir' title sought for bin Laden to avenge Rushdie knighthood

    06/20/2007 8:59:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 1,218+ views
    EarthTimes.org ^ | 2007-06-20 | DPA
    'Sir' title sought for bin Laden to avenge Rushdie knighthood Posted on : 2007-06-20 | Author : DPA News Category : Asia Islamabad - A hard-line Pakistani parliamentarian and head of a religious political party on Wednesday demanded a "sir" title for Osama bin Laden, the lead of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, in retaliation for Britain knighting author Salman Rushdie. "Muslims should confer the 'sir' title and all other awards on bin Laden and Mullah Omar in reply to Britain's shameful decision to knight Rushdie," Sami ul Haq, leader of the pro-Taliban Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, said in a statement, referring also...
  • Summer of love: 40 years later - Hippie Hippie Shakedown: But where was love?

    06/17/2007 12:07:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 146 replies · 4,624+ views
    DailyNews.com ^ | 06/16/2007 | DAWN EDEN
    Summer of love: 40 years later Hippie Hippie Shakedown: But where was love? BY DAWN EDEN, Guest Columnist LA Daily News WHEN it comes to inappropriate names, "Summer of Love" has to be right up there with "Joy Division," the name the Nazis reportedly gave to the sections of concentration camps that housed the guards' sex slaves. For one thing, it was not just a summer event. The countercultural happening that swept through San Francisco and beyond began with an April1967 planning announcement by concert promoter Chet Helms, aka Family Dog, creating the "Council for the Summer of Love." It...
  • Suspect voter registration cards found in St. Louis(Acorn Doing VOTER FRAUD Again!!!!)

    10/11/2006 5:38:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies · 2,440+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispacth ^ | 10/11/2006 | Jo Mannies
    St. Louis Election Board officials say they've discovered at least 1,492 "potentially fraudulent" voter registration cards - including three from dead people and one from a 16-year-old - among the thousands pouring in before today's voter registration deadline for the Nov. 7 election. City Republican elections director Scott Leiendecker said the board's staff expects to find even more bogus voter-registration applications among the thousands remaining to be processed. The board plans to turn all the questionable cards over to city Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce for investigation and possible prosecution, said board chairman Kimberley Mathis. The board says all the questionable...
  • Army Guardsman reports vandalism, beating

    07/26/2006 7:23:51 AM PDT · by FroedrickVonFreepenstein · 8 replies · 442+ views
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | Tuesday, July 25, 2006 | Eric Weslander
    Police are investigating an injured Kansas Army National Guardsman’s reports that he has been the victim of a beating and repeated vandalism involving burned flags in recent days. The 23-year-old soldier, Marion G. Coleman III, says he awoke Wednesday morning and found someone had "egged" his apartment at Cedarwood Apartments in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road and had left four burned flags outside. Three of the flags were small cloth flags on sticks, and the third was a larger flag that had been folded into a triangle, he said. Coleman said he didn’t report the incident to police until...
  • National trial lawyers group deletes 'trial lawyers' from name

    07/20/2006 2:45:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 602+ views
    AP via OregonLive ^ | 7/19/06 | staff
    SEATTLE (AP) — The Association of Trial Lawyers of America voted during its convention this week to change its name to the American Association for Justice. Spokeswoman Chris Mather said there was overwhelming support for the change, and that the new name "reflects whose side we're on in the fight for justice." The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, a critic of the trial lawyers group, called it "an astounding admission of the unpopularity of trial lawyers in America." The 60-year-old association has 65,000 members.
  • Bomb Kills Five Iraqis; Iraqi Troops Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons

    02/26/2006 1:48:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Security Transition Command news
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2006 – A vehicle bomb killed five Iraqis today, and Iraqi and U.S. soldiers have continued to arrest suspected terrorists and find weapons, military officials reported. Two Iraqi adults and three children were killed in Hillah when a minivan, which had been used as a taxi, exploded. The minivan was traveling in the southern district of Hillah when it reportedly was stopped. An unidentified man left the vehicle, entered a red sedan, and drove away. Moments later, the minivan exploded. The minivan's occupants suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Hillah medical treatment facility, officials said....
  • Lent house in shambles (Katrina evacuees trash accomodations)

    11/29/2005 6:01:20 PM PST · by Nomorjer Kinov · 185 replies · 6,571+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | 29 Nov 2005 | Diane Reynolds
    When the Firm Foundation Worship Center got the call that a family of nine escaping Hurricane Katrina had arrived in Westminster needing a house, church members jumped into action. "They came here with nothing," said Marge DiMaggio, the church's co-pastor. As quickly as possible, church members made a house on church property look like a home. When the Brown family left on Sunday, the DiMaggios were horrified to find the house in shambles. "Hurricane hits Firm Foundation," said Marge DiMaggio. While answering the call in September, church members' hearts were filled with compassion for the unknown family. "We brought our...
  • THE CALL TO DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME (folks, CIVIL WAR II has begun)

    11/02/2005 7:21:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 291 replies · 6,713+ views
    why the world can't wait dot net ^ | 11-2005 | really nutty dangerous subversives
    The Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Sign the call now!Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights. Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it. Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night. Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.Your government suppresses the science that doesn't fit its...
  • Soldier Killed; Iraq Operations Net Weapons, Suspects (Sorrow and Joy)

    10/19/2005 5:48:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 375+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 19,2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2005 – A U.S. soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a roadside-bomb during a combat logistics patrol Oct. 18 near Iskandariyah, Iraq, military officials reported. The soldier killed was assigned to 56th Brigade Combat Team. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of family. In other news, Task Force Baghdad and Iraqi security forces discovered weapons caches and detained several suspects Oct. 18 and today. Today, soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, conducted a raid in Camel, detaining three terror suspects. They also confiscated ammunition and explosives, including 3,000 rounds of...
  • Mayor Nagin's New Plan (Green Apple Quickstep)(These Boots Are Made For Walkin'>

    09/13/2005 9:50:50 AM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 51 replies · 1,648+ views
    09/13/2005 | Yours Truly
  • Stealing Candy From Babies - The Air America Story

    08/20/2005 1:27:59 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 8 replies · 949+ views
    Cronwatch ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2005 | Doc Farmer
    Stealing Candy From Babies - The Air America Story I don't listen to Air America. Why? Well, because it doesn't broadcast where I live, that's why. If they did, I might—If Rush Limbaugh were dead, Sean Hannity were in a coma, and G. Gordon Liddy was out of the country toppling some unauthorized dictatorship, that is. ....But what when the motives move from profit to larceny?
  • DFU SONG: Satisfaction (NY SLIMES unbelievably is going to check the Roberts' adoptions)

    08/04/2005 3:30:00 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 401+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - SATISFACTION We'll look into his adoptions...because we are out of options We will pry, we will spy...we'll make sure he won't fly His adoptions...his adoptions Bush picked him from the right wing...he's dividing us, as always He should not do such things Our side had given a warning that's loud and clear But Bush stuck it in our ear We'll look into...oh, yeah, yeah, yeah We're the TIMES, and we will slime We'll look into his adoptions...because we are out of options We will pry, we will spy...we'll make sure he won't fly His adoptions...his adoptions We...
  • Jurors Remarks [on Yahoo message board) brings on Mistrial

    06/02/2005 10:33:58 AM PDT · by The Real Indepman · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | March 27, 2005 | Ben Tinsley
    "FORT WORTH - A judge ordered a new trial in an aggravated-assault case after learning that a juror belittled the defendant on the Internet before a verdict had been reached. On Monday, state District Judge Sharen Wilson overturned the March 10 conviction of Raymond David Newsome because of juror misconduct. Newsome was convicted for the beating of a 73-year-old guard outside Grapevine Mills mall. The juror, posted remarks on a Yahoo Web page calling Newsome a "scumsucking liberal" and a "bum" during the course of Newsome's aggravated-assault trial. Wilson, who declined to discuss the case, set the retrial for July...
  • Z is for Zot : Are You A Troll?

    05/02/2005 9:59:46 PM PDT · by NucyulerIsntAWword · 80 replies · 1,529+ views
    Are you a hater? Do you consider yourself to be superior based on your race, religion, sexual orientation? Are you a self-righteous blowhard? If you are reading this, then you most likely are one. What makes you so superior? Because of your religion? What about all the Islams who are acting just as self-righteous and oppressive and "RIGHT" as you?? Moslems and Homosexuals aren't the scourge of the world. Intolerance, judgmentalism, and vice-pointing (i.e. You're going to hell because you do this or that, or don't believe exactly what I believe). You've got it all wrong as far as I'm...
  • 2-8 February 2005 BUZZ: Politics, Activism, and Media(Sgt. Due's Calvary On the Way!)

    02/02/2005 12:35:06 PM PST · by Josef1235 · 15 replies · 639+ views
    The Seattle Weekly ^ | 2 February 2005 | GEOV PARRISH
    Activism A Seattle Central Community College campus antiwar group, Students Against War, is in hot water after students chased U.S. Army recruiters off the SCCC campus during an Inauguration Day anti-Bush rally. Nobody was hurt in the incident, in which students ripped up recruiting literature and verbally confronted recruiters. Right-wing bloggers and radio talk shows across the country have gotten hold of the story and are besieging SCCC administrators with demands to discipline the students. The upshot, says Pete Knutson, the students' faculty adviser, was a letter from the administration demanding that the students apologize by Thursday or have their...
  • UPDATE: Military Recruiter Chased Off by Protesters (Seattle)

    01/20/2005 7:30:43 PM PST · by USArmySpouse · 318 replies · 10,271+ views
    <p>A picture's worth a thousand words. My question: Why didn't the security guards escort the PROTESTERS out of the building??? Disgusting.</p>
  • Pictures of the So-Called "Mainstream" Protesters

    08/29/2004 9:45:58 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 74 replies · 3,148+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 08/29/04 | Various
  • House Passes Tax-Increase Bill (Handwriting is now on the wall)

    04/13/2004 5:20:17 PM PDT · by P8riot · 100 replies · 296+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Apr 13, 2004 | Richmond Times-Dispatch
    <p>After spending the day convening, recessing, reconvening and caucusing, the Virginia House of Delegates voted 52-46 this afternoon in favor of a bill whose passage could signal the beginning of the end of Virginia's three-month budget crisis.</p> <p>The delegates voted about 5:15 p.m. on a bill that would raise about $850 million through higher sales and cigarette taxes, as well as other fee changes.</p>
  • Kennedy Stands By International Man Of Mystery (RNC Research)

    03/21/2004 6:32:36 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 31 replies · 276+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | March 21, 2004 | RNC Researach
    Sunday, March 21, 2004 Kennedy Stands By International Man Of Mystery   KENNEDY STANDS BY INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY Massachusetts' No. 2 Says CIA Knows Of Kerry's Foreign Leader Endorsements__________________________________________________________KENNEDY: FOREIGN LEADERS WHO ENDORSED KERRY NOT "BIG MYSTERY" Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Says CIA Knows Which Foreign Leaders Have Endorsed Kerry. KENNEDY: "The fact is, he's obviously met leaders over a period of time. And everyone – the CIA knows who they – the White House is really interested in those leaders? They control the CIA – the CIA gives them those lists. Everyone knows at the United Nations...
  • KERRY AND TERRY INSULT NATIONAL GUARD

    02/04/2004 12:41:58 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 200 replies · 861+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | February 4, 2004 | RNC Research
    KERRY AND TERRY INSULT NATIONAL GUARD Kerry Associates National Guard Service With Draft-Dodging, DNC Chair Says Not Military_______________________________________________________KERRY AND TERRY BELITTLE NATIONAL GUARD SERVICESen. John Kerry (D-MA) Compares Guard Service To Draft-Dodging. “‘If people went to Canada, if people opposed the war, if people chose to be in the Guard, that’s their choice, and I’ve never raised that in an issue,’ he said.” (Noelle Straub, “Kerry Presents Himself As GOP’s Worst Nightmare,” Boston Herald, 2/3/04)Kerry Repeats Insult Of Guard.  “‘I’ve never made any judgments about any choice somebody made about avoiding the draft, about going to Canada, going to...
  • Highway workers lament increase of human waste

    12/17/2003 12:40:12 AM PST · by EUPHORIC · 27 replies · 179+ views
    AP ^ | 12/16/2003 | AP
    Tuesday, December 16, 2003 Highway workers lament increase of human waste THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KENNEWICK -- Forced to clean up an increasing number of jugs and bags of human waste along highways, the Adams County Waste Reduction & Recycling office took out a full-page newspaper advertisement to combat the problem. The ad features a photo of a plastic milk jug filled with urine, and the message, "Okay, One last time: This is not a urinal." From March 4 to Nov. 27, 2002, one Adams County highway cleanup crew picked up 2,666 jugs of urine and 67 bags with human excrement...
  • Number-crunchers defrauded EU to fund holidays and their own volleyball team.(Spike!!)

    09/26/2003 8:52:05 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 135+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | (Filed: 25/09/2003) | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Euro-MPs called for heads to roll last night after investigators found that millions of euros had been diverted into slush funds by the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat. Repeated warnings by whistleblowers were ignored. In a frenzied atmosphere not seen in Strasbourg since the downfall of Jacques Santer's commission on nepotism charges four years ago, Euro-MPs were allowed their first glimpse of a set of audit and fraud reports before midnight in a sealed room. In a damning conclusion, the chief auditor wrote: "It is apparent that the commission is ill-equipped to protect itself further against the risk of collusion...
  • New York Times Loses Libel Case

    05/24/2003 8:40:21 PM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 11 replies · 234+ views
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | May 24, 2003 | Associated Press, Page A14
    <p>CLEVELAND, May 23 -- A federal jury ruled today that the New York Times and one of its reporters libeled an Ohio Supreme Court justice in an article about a lawsuit filed by the son of Sam Sheppard. But the jury said it was done without malicious intent and refused to award damages.</p>
  • Anti-war protesters gather in S.F. (this time to shut down the Pacific Stock Exchange)

    03/14/2003 8:24:31 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies · 256+ views
    KTVU - Channel 2 News / San Jose Mercury News | 14 March 2003
    Anti-war protesters gather in S.F. San Francisco authorities are reporting that an anti-war group is gathering this morning outside the Pacific Stock Exchange. Early reports indicate that members of the Direct Action to Stop the War group are blocking access to Montgomery Street near Bush. The group hopes to shut down activities at the stock exchange and block financial district traffic to bring attention to their point. The group's planned non-violent protest against a possible U.S.-led military strike against Iraq is slated to start shortly after 9 a.m. From KTVU-Channel 2... Right now the first group of dirtbags, perhaps 30...
  • Protesters in San Francisco to `ticket' SUVs for fueling war

    02/03/2003 8:16:54 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 37 replies · 493+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sport utility vehicles across the United States will be ticketed Tuesday by a group of peace protesters alleging that gas-guzzling cars fuel war and other deadly conflicts.</p> <p>Tens of thousands of mock parking tickets have been printed for distribution in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, according to the Berkeley-based nonprofit group Project Underground.</p>
  • Rats are gaming the systemm again

    10/24/2002 9:01:37 AM PDT · by SirFishalot · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Ethan Wallison
    Pelosi's PAC Stirs Questions By Ethan Wallison Campaign finance experts and watchdogs are questioning the legality of twin leadership PACs that have enabled Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to double up on hard-dollar contributions she has given and received this election cycle. The experts suggest that the use of the two committees, PAC to the Future and Team Majority, amounts to a probable violation of laws intended to prevent lawmakers from multiplying their leadership political action committees in order to defy contribution limits. The treasurer for the two committees, former California Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy (D), acknowledges that the PACs...
  • D.C. Chapter to Counter-Protest Anti-Capitalist Demonstrators on Saturday 9/28/02

    09/27/2002 5:20:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 562+ views
    D.C. Chapter ^ | Friday, September 27, 2002 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us tomorrow as we peacefully counter-protest anti-capitalist demonstrators in Washington, D.C.We will gather at the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. That is about one block from the site of their noon rally at the Washington Monument. After 1 p.m. we will fan out along their parade route.Our demonstration is in favor of capitalism, private property rights and the United States of America. We will not be demonstrating in favor of the World Bank and IMF.As...
  • CNN versus... EVERYONE

    08/13/2002 4:33:16 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 6 replies · 182+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | August 13, 2002 | Micah D. Halpern
    Israel's Cable and Satellite Commission recently decided that cable companies may drop CNN from their programming agendas. They claim that there is a contract dispute, that the CNN contract will not be renewed. They claim that the problem is about money. Really, now! For the better part of this present Intifada, Israeli viewers have said, loudly and clearly, that CNN has a bias when it comes to covering Israel and the Middle East. CNN's weak attempt at impartiality tries my patience. CNN, your viewers are speaking, listen! An honest evaluation proves out what the population of Israel is claiming -...
  • France castigates Israel for arrest of activists

    08/10/2002 10:41:34 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 8 replies · 183+ views
    Arab News World ^ | 11 Aug 2002` | Paul Michaud
    PARIS, 11 August — The French government criticized Israel for having arbitrarily arrested five French citizens who earlier this week participated in a peace march against Israeli incursions into Palestine. A government spokesman said that France had been assured by Israel that the five persons would “soon be deported” back to France. It was apparently the first time since the arrival in power of a new French government last May that France chose to scold Israel — going so far as to lecture Israel on the right to free speech, indeed tell Israeli authorities that “we hope that such incidents...
  • Congressional Criminals

    06/07/2002 4:41:05 AM PDT · by Slim Pickens · 7 replies · 254+ views
    Email | Unknown | Unknown
    Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics: * 29 have been accused of spousal abuse * 7 have been arrested for fraud * 19 have been accused of writing bad checks * 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses * 3 have done time for assault * 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit * 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges * 8 have been arrested for shoplifting * 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits * 84 have been arrested...