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  • Boehner Responds to Reid: 'Go F— Yourself'

    01/02/2013 6:25:35 AM PST · by RummyChick · 139 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 1/2 | weekly standard
    "Go f— yourself," Boehner repeated. Politico reports on the exchange: House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday. It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal. “Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present. Reid, a bit startled,...
  • Flipper's Greatest Flops: Starring Mitt Romney & Friends

    I saw the link to this circulated on Twitter. I assume this is by a pro-Newt entity, but it just as easily could be the Democrats’ theme for the general election. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the sound of the dolphin may be worth ten thousand words, or the image of John Kerry wind surfing, or Mike Dukakis in a tank. The sound is what makes the ad devastating. It’s memorable.
  • 14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain

    01/21/2012 5:06:13 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Last night, BuzzFeed got a hold of the 2008 John McCain campaign's research book on Mitt Romney. In over 200 painstakingly researched pages, it notes every slip-up, political fib, and potential liability for Romney going forward. And of course it picks apart all the times Romney has said one thing, and then when the political winds changed, said something else. Read more: 14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain
  • Newt Gingrich: I Crossed The Line (Bain Criticism)

    01/11/2012 12:10:06 PM PST · by truthkeeper · 173 replies · 9+ views
    politico.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2012 | Jonathan Allen
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Newt Gingrich signaled Wednesday that he believes his criticism of Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital is a mistake — and that he’s created an impression that he was echoing Democratic rhetoric. Gingrich conceded the problem when pressed by a Rick Santorum supporter at a book-signing here Wednesday. “I’m here to implore one thing of you. I think you’ve missed the target on the way you’re addressing Romney’s weaknesses. I want to beg you to redirect and go after his obvious disingenuous about his conservatism and lay off the corporatist versus the free market. I think it’s...
  • Romney Rebooted Makes a Rare Calculating Error

    10/26/2011 1:07:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Time-Swampland ^ | October 26, 2011 | Adam Sorensen
    Mitt Romney has put a lot of work into reversing the perception, prevalent during his 2008 campaign, that his ideological compass only follows the magnetic field of whichever electorate he happens to be trying to win over. The title of his campaign book, No Apology, was as much a statement of principle as it was a potshot at the (entirely fictional) bowing and scraping Obama has done overseas. He’s refused to cede an inch on the merits of his Massachusetts health reform program, despite the incredibly inconvenient fact that Democrats cribbed from it when they wrote their national overhaul. And...
  • Herman Cain Flip-Flopped on the Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki

    10/03/2011 3:25:20 PM PDT · by PerryBachmann2012 · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10-03-2011 | Chris Good
    In early May, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said it would be illegal for the Obama administration to assassinate Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen and suspected Yemeni terrorist known to be included on a "kill list" maintained by U.S. military and intelligence branches. "In his case, no, because he's an American citizen," Cain said after a nationally televised presidential debate on May 5, when asked specifically about the Obama administration's targeting of al-Awlaki. "If he's an American citizen, which is the big difference, then he should be charged, and he should be arrested and brought to justice." Several weeks later,...
  • Early lead in polls no indication of GOP nominee: Romney grabs momentum, but race is wide open

    07/03/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July3, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    Coming out of the July 4th weekend, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner in the crowded Republican field of White House hopefuls — though history suggests the early lead in the polls won’t necessarily make him a shoo-in at the ballot box. Polling this far out from the first vote being cast can be a shaky barometer for who will emerge victorious from the grueling primary process. Just ask former House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani — each of whom sprinted out to...
  • Who Is Mitt Romney

    06/24/2011 6:29:11 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/24/2011 | Deroy Murdock
    Republicans recently have watched multiple Romneys at war with each other over abortion, ethanol, global warming, and more. Alas, this is nothing new. Various Romneys have battled themselves on issues as old as the Vietnam War. “I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam,” Hawkish Romney said in the June 24, 2007, Boston Globe while running as a conservative for 2008’s GOP nomination. But Romney sang a softer...
  • GOP frontrunner Romney shirks pro-life pledge: Bachmann, Santorum criticize

    06/20/2011 8:42:09 AM PDT · by RINOs suck · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 6/20/2011 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former Massachusetts governor and leading GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has refused to sign a pro-life pledge by the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, inviting a rash of criticism from more overtly pro-life candidates. The pledge asked candidates to promise to nominate conservative federal judges and appoint only pro-life persons to “relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch” positions. SBA List also called upon the candidates to promise to advance government-wide Hyde amendment legislation and a federal Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and to “defund Planned Parenthood and all other contractors and recipients of federal...
  • (LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #2 - June 13, 2011 8pm/5pm: New Hampshire

    06/13/2011 4:49:56 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 1,315 replies
    Broadcast on: CNN Broadcast time: 8pm EDT/5pm PDT The Candidates:Michele Bachmann Bachmann is serving her 3rd full term in the U.S. House. Founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, she earned a Master of Laws degree, worked as a tax attorney, and was a foster mother for 23 teenagers. She is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Herman Cain Cain is the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He lost the Georgia Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in 2004. He was recently the...
  • Where is Glenn Beck? (vanity)

    03/10/2011 9:33:09 AM PST · by Signalman · 29 replies
    3/10/2011 | Self
    Anyone know the status of Glenn Beck? Subs have been filling in for him on his radio show all week, and the Judge has been hosting his TV show on Fox. Other than the rumors that were floating around claiming he was being terminated at Fox, I haven't heard anything related to his current status.
  • See Mitt Romney flip-flop

    03/07/2011 8:01:17 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/7/11 | Michael Kinsley
    His convenient and implausibly explained reversals on issues say all we need to know about his character. He will do or say anything to become president. We're all for transparency these days, and if anything is transparently clear about American politics, it is that Mitt Romney will do or say anything to become president. The best guess is that at heart he is an old-fashioned moderate, business-oriented Republican (just about the last one standing). But there's no knowing for sure. He may have no sincere beliefs at all. There was a piece about Romney on the front page of the...
  • Conservatives won't let poor Mitt Romney off hook on health care

    02/16/2011 12:03:32 AM PST · by pissant · 32 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 2/15/11 | Greg Sargeant
    On Friday I argued that Mitt Romney's health care dilemma is akin to a Gordian Knot. Conservatives are insistent that Romney explain his previous support for the individual mandate, in order to prove he's not ideologically suspect, but when he does try to explain it, he only reinforces the sense that he's ideologically malleable and opportunistic. Don't take my word for it, though. Righty blogger Jennifer Rubin reports that this is exactly how conservatives see it, and adds that his only way out is to repudiate Romneycare completely: Romney has a huge problem that a wide array of Tea Partyers,...
  • Marriott hotels cut pornographic videos from rooms

    01/25/2011 2:49:40 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/25/11 | Sarah Hartley
    Marriott Hotels recently announced that it will be phasing out and no longer be offering pay-per-view adult videos in its worldwide hotels. The change will affect nearly 600,000 rooms in the Marriott-brand hotels, which include Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Renaissance Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, as well as Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC and others. The company said that the prevalence of phones, iPads and other devices has decreased the use and revenues from hotel-provided entertainment. Yet others have also speculated that pulling the plug on pornography came at the request of potential 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who until...
  • Christie hosts dinner with Romney

    01/25/2011 2:46:20 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/11 | Chris Heinze
    The Star-Ledger reports that Chris Christie and some of his top political advisers met with Mitt Romney at the governor's mansion for dinner last night. The sources described the dinner as an informal discussion without any specific talk of endorsements in New Jersey's Republican presidential primary. .... The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the meeting. If you remember, Romney endorsed Christie over GOP foe, Steve Lonegan, in the 2009 NJ Republican gubernatorial primary. Considering Christie's meteoric rise in grassroots conservatism, it seems strange to say it, but Lonegan was considered the more conservative of the...
  • Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope

    07/28/2010 9:55:03 PM PDT · by pissant · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/29/10 | Margery Eagan
    So Mitt Romney - the venture capitalist guru who never sweats - leads all Republicans in a new Zogby poll that has him within striking distance of Obama, 45-43. Can anyone be surprised? The economy’s a mess. We’re basket cases over keeping jobs and homes. Obama’s reduced to courting Whoopi and Barbara Walters today on “The View,” hoping a cozy chat will reassure the wives of independents and/or Tea Party sympathizers who’ve abandoned the president in droves. Close your eyes. Envision, for a second, the best known GOP contenders: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. On the Ward...
  • Poll: Romney leads Palin by wide margin in New Hampshire (26 pts)

    04/22/2010 6:39:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 193 replies · 2,425+ views
    ABC ^ | 4/22/10 | Dan Metcalf
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading all current GOP challengers by more than 20 points in New Hampshire. A Public Policy Polling survey released this week shows Romney crushing other GOP contenders among New Hampshire Republican voters with 39 percent of the those polled. Sarah Palin came in a distant second at 13 percent, while Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee tied for third with 11 percent. Ron Paul came in fifth. 13 percent were undecided.
  • Kerry Urges Caution in Adding Troops

    10/27/2009 1:15:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies · 487+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2009 | PETER SPIEGEL
    WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, one of the most influential Democrats in matters of foreign affairs, said Monday he believes the manpower-intensive war strategy recommended by the U.S. commander in Afghanistan "reaches too far, too fast," and should wait until the Afghan government proves itself a more reliable partner. Speaking days after returning from Kabul, where he brokered a deal with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to hold a runoff election next month, Sen. Kerry said that unless Mr. Karzai's government proves it can sustain gains made by American troops, the U.S. shouldn't commit tens of thousands of additional forces....
  • Kerry: Obama may make Afghan decision before Asia trip

    10/27/2009 11:27:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies · 842+ views
    AFP/Google ^ | October 27, 2009 | AFP
    Democratic Senator John Kerry said Tuesday he would be "surprised" if US President Barack Obama does not announce his decision on troop levels in Afghanistan before leaving for Asia on November 11. "I'm just speculating, I don't have any inside scoop on this, but I would be surprised if he wants to leave it hanging while he's out of the country for that long a period of time," said Kerry, a close Obama ally. The US president leaves Washington on November 11 and remains in the region for eight days, with stops in Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea. "I...
  • McChrystal's plan overreaches, Kerry says

    10/26/2009 7:14:02 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 61 replies · 2,343+ views
    UPI ^ | Oct. 26, 2009
    U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal's troop request for Afghanistan overreaches and is overly fast, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Monday. Kerry said three conditions -- sufficient Afghan troops, reliable local assistance and sufficient development aid -- must be met before additional troops could be deployed to the country, The Hill reported. "I am convinced from my conversations with Gen. Stanley McChrystal that he understands the necessity of conducting a smart counterinsurgency in a limited geographic area," Kerry said in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. "But I believe his current plan reaches too far, too fast." Kerry, the...
  • Where are the boys, Flipper? (Second banana to a dolphin)

    08/24/2009 8:58:32 PM PDT · by tlb · 13 replies · 1,270+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Aug. 24, 2009 | Stanley Colbert
    For years, millions of people were enamoured of the anthropomorphic antics of our title character, a bottle-nosed female dolphin named Flipper. Everyone, that is, except the talented though hapless actor who played the father of the boys. He began to phone me, usually after midnight. “Why do they make me out to be a blithering idiot? An incompetent? Why do I always have to be a boob, huh, tell me that?" “I've kept track," he wailed. “We've shot nearly a hundred episodes and in 99 per cent of them I have to ask the bloody dolphin, ‘Where are the boys,...
  • Why dolphins are the best calamari chefs in the ocean

    01/30/2009 11:08:12 AM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 1,087+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th January 2009
    Dolphins are fantastic sea chefs who have mastered the art of rustling up a soft meal of calamari, say scientists. The intelligent sea mammals have been spotted going through precise and elaborate preparations to rid cuttlefish of ink and bone to produce a soft meal of calamari. Australian researchers observed one wild female Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin The research team, writing in the science journal PLoS One, said they repeatedly observed a female dolphin herding cuttlefish out of algal weed and onto a clear, sandy patch of seafloor. The dolphin, identified using circular body scars, then pinned the cuttlefish with its...
  • Neanderthals Ate Seals and Dolphins

    09/22/2008 4:47:55 PM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies · 238+ views
    Live Science ^ | Sep 22, 2008 | Clara Moskowitz
    The diet of prehistoric Neanderthals living in caves on the Rock of Gibraltar included seals and dolphins, showing once again that the hominids had skills rivaling those modern humans living then, according to a new study. The discovery of seal, dolphin and fish remains in the caves dating from 60,000 to 30,000 years ago provides the first evidence that Neanderthals ate sea mammals as well as land grub.
  • Romney hedges on abstinence-only

    09/02/2008 11:19:08 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 139+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/2/08 | Lisa Wangsness
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Mitt Romney, responding to reporters' questions about sex education policy in the aftermath of the news that Sarah Palin's teenage daughter is pregnant, told reporters he had always thought abstinence should be part of a comprehensive sex education curriculum. "I would not propose that people don't get any sex education but abstinence," he said. But in 2006, as then-Governor Romney prepared to enter the Republican presidential primary, he announced with great fanfare that he would redirect money from a federal abstinence education grant -- money that had the state had been using to promote abstinence within comprehensive...
  • Evolving Obama now supports $2 billion more for NASA

    08/18/2008 6:49:33 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 38 replies · 196+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 08/18/08 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM
    WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's position on space exploration continued to evolve Sunday as the Illinois Democrat endorsed a congressional plan to add $2 billion to NASA's budget and agreed to back at least one more space shuttle mission.
  • That's not What He Said: Barack Obama on Cutting NASA to Pay for Spending Programs

    08/02/2008 7:30:30 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 21 replies · 405+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 2 /Standard Newswire/ -- Today, in Florida, Barack Obama once again demonstrated that his words really don't matter. When discussing NASA programs, Barack Obama said that "it's still being reported" that he would delay the NASA Constellation Program to pay for his early education program. Unfortunately for Barack Obama, that is what he proposed and has been saying for months: BARACK OBAMA: "It's Still Being Reported"...
  • Obama says conditions to dictate final Iraq force

    07/26/2008 8:32:19 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 49 replies · 176+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:04pm EDT | None Posted
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said in an interview published on Saturday the size of a residual U.S. force left in Iraq after the withdrawal of combat troops would be "entirely conditions-based."
  • Barack Obama's policy switches are giving the Left whiplash

    07/03/2008 7:32:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 166+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/04/08 | Gerard Baker
    Barack Obama's policy switches are giving the Left whiplash The Democratic nominee's policy pivots are causing anguish among liberals. He is no fool Gerard Baker Change, it turns out, wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. Having campaigned for the past year as the agent of transformation, the man who would lead an historic shift in America's political direction, Barack Obama is discovering that there is quite a lot he likes about the way things are. Since securing the Democratic nomination a few weeks ago, the only change coming from the Illinois senator has been in what he...
  • US Election: Barack Obama Wobbles On Withdrawing Iraq Troops

    07/03/2008 7:39:18 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 166+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2008 | Tim Shipman
    US election: Barack Obama wobbles on withdrawing Iraq troops By Tim Shipman in Washington Last Updated: 12:20AM BST 04/07/2008 Senator Barack Obama has rushed to clarify his position on the Iraq War after he appeared to wobble on a commitment to withdraw US ground troops within 16 months, a central plank of his candidacy. Barack Obama speaks on his Iraq policy during a news conference in Fargo, North Dakota The Democratic presidential nominee used a press conference to say that the timetable was not set in stone and that he would adjust his plans based on conditions on the ground...
  • McCain Abortion Flip Flop?

    05/10/2008 10:08:41 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 139 replies · 215+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 9, 2008 | Teddy Davis
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., faces enormous pressure from social conservatives to ignore his repeated commitment to change the GOP's platform on abortion. "If he were to change the party platform," to account for exceptions such as rape, incest or risk to the mother's life, "I think that would be political suicide," said Tony Perkins, the president of the conservative Family Research Council, to ABC News. "I think he would be aborting his own campaign because that is such a critical issue to so many Republican voters and the Republican brand is already in trouble." A senior Republican close to McCain...
  • Kerry says voters should forgive politicians who change their minds

    03/31/2008 6:29:14 PM PDT · by melt · 22 replies · 402+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | 3/28/08 | Meadville Tribune
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States was for slavery “before we were against it.” That history lesson was brought to you by Sen. John Kerry, who argues that if an entire nation can be indecisive about human bondage, voters surely should forgive a political leader who changes his or her mind. “Decisiveness wrongly applied can create a lot of pain for the nation and big, big historic mistakes,” says the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee labeled a “flip-flopper” by President Bush. Four years after his unsuccessful run, Kerry sat down with Associated Press reporters for more than 30 minutes to discuss...
  • Top Obama Flip Flops

    02/25/2008 6:13:56 AM PST · by sono · 61+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 2/25/2008 | Ed Morrisey
    It stings the Obama campaign more, and rightly so. Obama has made his new, non-pandering politics the central selling point for his election. This shows that Obama has no problem with adjusting his message when needed. The specifics of the changes are less interesting than the changes themselves. It also calls into question for what Obama really stands, other than platitudes about "hope" and "change". Mitt Romney got bounced from the campaign for changing his mind on fewer policy issues over a much longer period of time. If people thought Romney had authenticity issues, what will they make from these...
  • Mitt miss dismissed( Mass to Mitt, Adios )

    01/31/2008 2:49:42 PM PST · by Leisler · 50 replies · 90+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 31, 2008 | Jessica Van Sack
    Former Gov. William F. Weld says fellow Republican Mitt Romney can withstand a hometown snub by Bay State voters in presidential balloting next week by simply dismissing the diss as little more than moonbat mania. “I think people understand when you’re a red governor in a blue state that you have to work with the Democrats, which I think is a good thing,” said Weld, who was governor from 1991 to 1997. Asked whether his State House successor has to win Massachusetts in his bid for the presidency, Weld, a Romney backer, said, “Not in my view.” In fact, the...
  • MCCAIN ROBOCALL: ABORTION, GAY PEOPLE, TED KENNEDY, AND MITT ROMNEY ARE SCARY.

    01/29/2008 2:42:34 PM PST · by pissant · 23 replies · 222+ views
    American Prospect ^ | 1/29/08 | Dana Goldstein
    As I've written elsewhere, social moderates and liberals with a twinkle in their eye for John McCain are living in another universe. Anti-choice and anti-LGBT signaling are an overt part of his campaign. Here, via Jonathan Martin, is the text of a McCain robocall, recorded in a woman's voice, that rolled out in Florida yesterday: I’m calling with an urgent Mitt Romney [unintelligible] We care deeply about traditional values and protecting families. And we need someone who will not waver in the White House: Ending abortion, preserving the sanctity of marriage, stopping the trash on the airwaves and attempts to...
  • Killer Dolphins Baffle Marine Experts

    01/26/2008 11:58:30 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 112 replies · 3,600+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 25/01/2008 | Nigel Blundell
    Killer dolphins baffle marine experts By Nigel Blundell Last Updated: 12:01pm GMT 25/01/2008 It's hard to visualise but the intelligent and ever-friendly dolphin can also be a determined killer. New evidence has been compiled by marine scientists that prove the normally placid dolphin is capable of brutal attacks both on innocent fellow marine mammals and, more disturbingly, on its own kind. Film taken of gangs of dolphins repeatedly ramming baby porpoises, tossing them in the air and pursuing them to the death has solved a long-term mystery of what causes the death of so many of these harmless mammals -...
  • Romney values old time religion

    03/04/2007 1:21:23 PM PST · by billorites · 3 replies · 278+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | March 4, 2007 | Garry Rayno
    MANCHESTER – Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the Judeo Christian values that helped found America continue to guide the country today. On the campaign trail and in the media, Romney has faced questions about his Mormon faith and whether it could hurt his chances to win the Republican Party's nomination. "The fundamental principle of faith of Judeo Christian (belief) is there is a God, who is our heavenly Father and all the people on this earth and every speck of humanity on this earth is a creation of God ... And every creation of humanity is a child of God,"...
  • Video of Mitt Romney at CPAC

    03/02/2007 8:23:30 PM PST · by RightSideRedux · 76 replies · 1,037+ views
    My Man Mitt.com ^ | 3/2/07 | Justin
    Watch video online.
  • Romney Concerned About "Flip-Flopping"

    02/27/2007 6:20:40 PM PST · by pissant · 70 replies · 653+ views
    CBS ^ | 2/27/07 | staff
    (AP) An internal document shows Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is concerned about his vulnerability to charges of flip-flopping, while suggesting he can differentiate from President Bush with a single word: "intelligence." Campaign advisers even fret that the former Massachusetts governor has too-perfect hair, according to the 77-slide PowerPoint presentation, a copy of which was obtained by The Boston Globe. The document also outlines plans for positively branding the Republican contender, negatively framing rivals John McCain and Rudy Giuliani, and allaying voter concerns about his record and Mormon faith. One idea for dealing with the religious question is to address it...
  • Defiance angers judge in gang rape

    01/06/2007 7:09:04 AM PST · by rellimpank · 38 replies · 1,778+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 05 Jan 07 | Mary Zahn
    The mother of a boy convicted Friday in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl on Labor Day told a judge the girl was also to blame and that her son was the victim of "little flipper girls" who think it's cool to have sex with multiple partners. That prompted Milwaukee County Children's Court Judge Mary Triggiano to abruptly interrupt her. "What he did was rape that girl," Triggiano said, calling the deflection of responsibility to the girl appalling. "He got caught. He didn't take responsibility until something pegged him
  • Leaping dolphin leaves woman seriously injured (When Flipper goes bad)

    12/26/2006 10:09:36 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 39 replies · 1,836+ views
    The New Zealand Herald | December 26, 2006 | Staff
    Link Only: Leaping dolphin leaves woman seriously injured
  • WEIRD BUT TRUE - Dolphins taught to "sing" the theme song from the "Batman" TV series

    11/15/2006 7:18:55 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 533+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2006 | MARSHA KRANES
    WEIRD BUT TRUE By MARSHA KRANES, Wire Services November 15, 2006 -- Holy humming mammal! Dolphins at Disney's Epcot Center were recently taught to "sing" the theme song from the "Batman" TV series - a stunning development that scientists hailed as the first time a mammal other than a human showed it can recognize and recreate voice rhythms.
  • A Statement from John Kerry

    11/01/2006 1:31:17 PM PST · by jessduntno · 152 replies · 3,215+ views
    A Statement from John Kerry ^ | November 1, 2006 4:24 PM | John Kerry
    A Statement from John Kerry As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop. I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended. It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion...
  • Flipper no longer the head of the class? (dolphins are actually pretty stupid)

    08/21/2006 7:26:19 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies · 873+ views
    The Globe & Mail ^ | Friday, August 18, 2006 | TENILLE BONOGUORE
    Dolphins are dumber than goldfish and don't have the know-how to match a rat, but they're so pumped full of happy chemicals they probably don't care one bit, a new study suggests. For years, humans have assumed the large brains of dolphins mean the animals are highly intelligent. But a new study by Paul Manger, a brain-evolution scientist from Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, suggests it wasn't intelligence that spurred the dolphin's big brain -- it was the cold. To survive underwater, warm-blooded marine animals developed brains that have a lot of insulating material, known as glia, but not too...
  • Dolphins Discovered Fleeing Warming Tropical Waters

    06/27/2006 11:13:57 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies · 1,083+ views
    www.ecoenquirer.com ^ | 6-27-06 | ecoenquirer.com
    "this is exactly what we would expect for dolphin behavior... if you had hot water poured on you, you would flee, wouldn't you?"
  • Kerry extends troop withdrawal date

    06/20/2006 5:29:11 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies · 980+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 20, 2006 | Rick Klein
    Pushes 2007 deadline in proposal to remove US soldiers from Iraq WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry is pushing back by six months the deadline he wants to set for removing combat troops from Iraq, as he seeks to build support in the Senate for his plan for troop withdrawal. The proposal to be offered by Kerry today would require President Bush to remove nearly all US troops from Iraq by July 1, 2007. The Massachusetts Democrat's initial plan -- to remove troops by the end of 2006 -- received just six votes in the Senate last week, and the...
  • "Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . ."

    05/20/2006 1:35:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies · 1,983+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, May 20, 2006 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . . By Boston Herald editorial staff Saturday, May 20, 2006 Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), fresh from the ongoing Senate debate over an immigration bill, offered the following explanation of his vote in favor of 370 miles of fence at the U.S.-Mexican border (estimated cost $3 million a mile) at yesterday’s New England Council breakfast: “I voted for it because, first of all, a lot of it is the repair of the existing fence. A lot of it is just in the Arizona area, where we have the worst problem, the most numbers...
  • Kerry: Taking Federal Money a Mistake

    04/09/2006 11:37:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 51 replies · 1,709+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9 April 06 | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL
    Was it his campaign's slow response to the swift boat advertisements or the remark that he voted for Iraq war money before he voted against it that John Kerry regrets most from his failed bid for the White House? Neither, according to Kerry's reflection Sunday on what he considered his biggest mistake when trying to wrest the presidency from George W. Bush in 2004. "I think the biggest mistake was probably not going outside the federal financing so we could have controlled our own message," the Massachusetts senator said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The Kerry campaign opted to accept...
  • California Flippin'

    10/19/2005 6:47:03 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 33 replies · 1,538+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | October 19, 2005 | Seadog Bytes
    MA!  He's FLIPPING  again...!!!  ...THIS time in California...!!!  
  • Rescuers Say Stranded Dolphin Count Up To 96 (Animals Take Precedence over Starving Terri)

    03/03/2005 11:05:22 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 54 replies · 962+ views
    MARATHON, Fla. -- When rescuers started counting a large group of stranded dolphins in the Florida Keys this morning, they couldn't believe how many there were. So far, the count stands at 96.A group of veterinarians, members of marine mammal rescue groups and volunteers are caring for the wayward rough-tooth dolphins that stranded themselves just off Marathon Key Wednesday afternoon.
  • Kerry to visit West Bank polling place

    01/07/2005 12:17:31 PM PST · by Radix · 21 replies · 384+ views
    Boston Herald/ AP ^ | Friday, January 7, 2005 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. John Kerry [related, bio], who lost his bid for president in the November election, will be in the West Bank for the Palestinian election on Sunday and is expected to visit a polling place. Kerry, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is on a two-week trip to the Middle East. He has visited Baghdad and met with military leaders in Iraq. Palestinians will be electing a president to replace Yasser Arafat, who died Nov. 11. The latest polls show interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas with a wide lead over democracy activist Mustafa Barghouti. Because...