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  • Gutfeld: Why President Obama doesn't watch Fox News

    07/24/2014 1:38:08 AM PDT · by Vendome · 8 replies
    "Why watch something has your number and lists your failures?" Typical Gutfield. Ascerbic, On Point, Cuts Like a Knife and He Larry Us! First minute is a laugh riot, with the remainder funny as comments given by cast.
  • PALIN: 'WE HAVEN'T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!'—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    01/26/2013 2:25:41 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 150 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Saturday January 26, 2012
    PALIN: 'WE HAVEN'T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!'—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BREITBART NEWS What's Next: Short term: I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism. That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation. We can't just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience. Focus...
  • Chris Matthews, Who Linked Palin to Giffords Attack, Skips Shooting at Conservative Organization

    08/16/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/15/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews, who previously linked Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman to the attempted killing of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, completely ignored the shooting of a security guard at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC). By Matthews' own past statements, wouldn't an examination of the possible root causes of the FRC shooting be warranted? On January 10, 2011, Matthews said of the Giffords attack: "Sarah Palin using gun play language. What is she talking about crosshairs and reloading...and Bachmann out there with her kind of talk." He hinted, "Why are guns talked about so much, especially on the right?...
  • Need your help to convert a democrat (not a liberal)asking difference between obama and Bush

    07/19/2011 10:07:36 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 67 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/20/11 | American Dream 246
    I talked with 2 nice guys yesterday - feeling that a door could be half open, I wanted to know exactly what was their position (politic). I knew they voted for Obama but they seemed to be open enough to hear about Palin and the new teaparty republicans. They asked me to email what Obama did wrong..yes..they don't know but they did not like Bush so they probably still on the "Bush fault" thingy. I would like to start with Clinton and the fact that everybody is saying he was a good president BECAUSE the Congress republicans so helped the...
  • Adobe engineer doubts Obama birth certificate

    06/23/2011 6:09:10 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    WND ^ | June 23, 2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Gary Poyssick, an early employee of software giant Adobe System Inc., continues to maintain there is something "fishy" about the Obama long-form birth certificate released by the White House. "What the White House released is not a simple scan," Poyssick told WND. "Something digital came between the paper and the glass." Poyssick was at the San Jose-based tech company when it counted no more than 14 employees, and he continues to advise and write on Adobe software products Poyssick, who today devotes his energies to running The Online Fisherman in Tampa, Fla., has written more than 50 titles about Adobe...
  • Suddenly, The World Is Realizing That There's A Possible Revolution In Spain

    05/23/2011 8:24:43 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/23/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    It's sinking in that something big is happening in Spain, where the youth -- angry about high unemployment and public corruption -- have recreated Tahrir Square across 60 countries. Today TIME magazine asks if the "revolution" has come to Spain. Much of the content will be familiar to readers: Huge protests, economic stagnation, political upheaval, and so on. The key development here is that everyone is seeing that this is a big deal. And of course, the market has noticed.
  • Palin has path to win, Republican warns (Don't you love that title?)

    03/14/2011 9:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Prominent New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg says that Sarah Palin just might have a clearer path to the Republican presidential nomination next year than commonly understood – an event he warns would lead to President Obama's clear reelection. Gregg, the former senator and governor of the Granite State, says the muddled GOP presidential field means it's more likely than ever there won't be a clear consensus candidate before the party's nominating convention in August of 2012. If that happens, says Gregg, Palin and her army of supporters might have the upper hand when it comes to settling on a presidential...
  • Palin has enormous favorability deficit, according to poll

    03/10/2011 6:46:50 PM PST · by pissant · 71 replies
    Steve Nelson ^ | 3/10/11 | Daily Caller
    A Bloomberg News poll released Thursday shows trouble for the potential presidential candidacy of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. A vast majority of respondents viewed Palin unfavorably. Sixty percent had an unfavorable view of Palin, compared with only 28 percent with a favorable one. President Obama had a personal favorability rating of 55 percent with 41 percent viewing him unfavorably. Two other potential Republican candidates for the presidency, businessman Donald Trump and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, had low favorability ratings. Trump was viewed favorably by 37 percent of respondents and unfavorably by 43 percent. Gingrich was viewed...
  • The plain truth about who owns the Democratic Party

    01/25/2011 2:36:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/11 | Mark Tapscott
    Examiner Special ReportWho Really Controls the Democratic Party? Tuesday Series Intro: Can the Democratic Party survive minority status?Democrats must break free from their special interestsWhat President Obama must do to save his re-election and his partyHow the Revolving Doors swing between government and special interestsWhat about the Democratic National Committee? Wednesday Day Two: Haven’t the Democrats been here before?Diagramming the Democratic special interest power-brokersA spotter’s guide to progressive special interestsBack story of a progressive special interest power-broker Thursday Day Three: When special interests come callingWhere the cash flows and what it buysTrial lawyers find generosity paysWho pulls the strings...
  • Central Arkansas Growing Weary of Relentless Tremors

    12/24/2010 1:14:02 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 22 replies · 2+ views
    CNN.com ^ | December 24, 2010 | Sarah Hoye
    Things are still shaking in Arkansas. More than 500 measurable earthquakes have been reported in central Arkansas since September 20, ranging in magnitude from a barely noticeable 1.8 to a very noticeable 4.0 (recorded on October 11), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Geologists can't say whether they'll stop anytime soon.
  • The MaggieCarta PDS Dictionary (The OTHER Word of the Day)

    12/07/2010 9:11:13 PM PST · by MaggieCarta · 63 replies
    Various | 12/7/10 | You Know Who
    Maybe you know her as the “PDS” Princess, the splenetic sister of snark, a loyal correspondent or perhaps a really fun time waster. Whatever you call her, DeMille can forget getting his close-up, because the FReeper known as MaggieCarta is ready for her zot, Mr. Robinson… Ok, before I begin the Dictionary, I'd like to say, I've really enjoyed my time here on FR. Best wishes, and a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011 to all. The dictionary begins below...
  • Merry Christmas, Welcome Home (The Fa, La, La, La, La Song) by LYVA

    12/08/2010 9:26:45 AM PST · by Vendome · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/08/10 | Vendome
    http://lyvamusic.com LYVA performs "Merry Christmas, Welcome Home" (The Fa, La, La, La, La Song) for the holidays in 2010. Lynda McLaughlin touches the hearts of the world by singing a song about reuniting with family and friends.
  • Renee Ellmers needs your help!

    11/04/2010 5:18:48 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 21 replies
    http://www.reneeforcongress.com/ ^ | 11/04/10 | Renee Ellmers
    Dear Supporters, Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.) Then, yesterday afternoon – unexpectedly – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount. As a result, last night my campaign began hiring attorneys – eleven attorneys...
  • JUST PLAIN NUT-TY, Actress, Libtalker In Crazed, Botched-Joke Yukfest

    08/10/2010 2:59:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    radio equalizer ^ | 8/10/10 | Brian Maloney
    Whether drugs and alcohol influenced today's Stephanie Miller Show isn't clear, but the results were undoubtedly full of "botched jokes". With a performance less mature than a Captain Underpants novel, Miller and lefty actress Aisha Tyler yukked it up whilst the latter made violent threats. THIS IS HILARIOUS STUFF! Oops, nope, sorry, just can't click with this alleged "humor": MILLER PRODUCER (24:00): I’m not sure, which is worse, if he actually believes all the crap he [Limbaugh] says, or if it’s just an act? AISHA TYLER: I actually felt that way about Ann Coulter. She says the most outrageous things...
  • Sarah Palin is not 'committed to running' for president in 2012, White House bid not her 'focus'

    08/04/2010 8:06:31 AM PDT · by pissant · 239 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/4/10 | Nina Hartenstein
    Sarah Palin may be a popular pick for Republicans in 2012, but the former Alaska Gov. is staying cagey on her presidential plans. "I've never committed to running for president," Palin said on Fox News Sunday. "That's not where my focus is." Instead, Palin says she is devoting her attention to getting Republicans back in office this fall.
  • On Palin: The Politics of Criticism vs. the Politics of Destruction

    06/26/2010 1:15:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 91 replies · 1+ views
    June 26, 2010 | vanity
    It is good to criticize fanaticism, esp. BLIND fanaticism, but be equally weary of the fanatical Palin haters that parade around this site. Regardless of how some mask their true wishes for Palin in "constructive critic" guise, there are plenty of writers and thinkers out there who offer honest critique of Palin while having her and our country's best interests in mind and therefore want her to come out WINNING. Most of the FR trolls who post the latest Palin hit-piece of the day could care less for Palin and take joy everytime she supposedly "falls." To these types, Palin...
  • Governor Sarah Palin’s Nuclear Experience Vs Obama

    04/13/2010 1:07:37 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 22 replies · 718+ views
    Governor Palin and the 50th Law "It's unbelievable. Unbelievable. No administration in America's history would, I think, ever have considered such a step that we just found out President Obama is supporting today. It's kind of like getting out there on a playground, a bunch of kids, getting ready to fight, and one of the kids saying, 'Go ahead, punch me in the face and I'm not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want to with me.'” –Sarah Palin, April 7, 2010, on “Hannity” Have you read The 50th Law, by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Robert...
  • Vanity: Palin about to speak at Showdown at Searchlight on FOX News.

    03/27/2010 12:16:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies · 861+ views
    Heads up. Sarah just walked onto the stage at Searchlight. On Fox News. Looks like a great crowd!
  • Sarah Palin's Tea Party Dinner Disaster

    01/27/2010 6:06:44 PM PST · by FTJM · 56 replies · 3,169+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | Jan. 27, 2010 | Stephanie Mencime
    Will Sarah Palin's Tea Party dinner be a bust? Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips likely assumed that scoring a dinner speech by the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate would guarantee a huge turnout for his National Tea Party Convention, scheduled to start Feb. 4 at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel. But according to Tea Party insiders, the tickets for the Palin banquet aren't selling—and some conservative activists who have already paid to attend are now demanding refunds. With the controversial event shaping up to be a potential flop, some Tea Partiers are urging Palin to cancel her...
  • The Hoffman Race What Does it Mean? Conservative Baby Conservative

    11/03/2009 9:47:02 PM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 9 replies · 684+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | November 03, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    This race was a political long-shot and Doug Hoffman, when you consider the dynamics of the race, did an outstanding job. The same pundits who wrote Christie off, will be the same ones talking how the conservative movement is not real and offer the Hoffman election as proof the conservative movement and Palin as a losing platform/ride. If that is the case, then Christie would have lost, because he ran on the conservative platform. The same conservative platform played out in Virgina. And Obama campaigned in the races, Palin didn't... As I stated here on this website: A Gentle Reminder...
  • Blast from the past: Hillary Clinton Book Breaks Sales Record

    10/01/2009 4:20:46 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 13 replies · 1,144+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | June 11, 2003 | Wire services
    United States former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir about her eight years of White House life sold more copies in its first day of release than any other nonfiction book in Barnes & Noble's history, the company said. United States former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir about her eight years of White House life sold more copies in its first day of release than any other nonfiction book in Barnes & Noble's history, the company said. "More than 40,000 books were sold in 24 hours; it's a tremendous amount of books," said Carolyn Brown, director of communications at...
  • Palin Vs. Obama

    07/31/2009 2:15:21 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 4 replies · 403+ views
    This is a re-post because I added the wrong link. Dave Weinbaum, of Jewish World Review, wrote a great piece on how Palin and Obama are polar opposites. It is a scary reality we have to deal with until Obama is out of office. Recently Sarah Palin was seen holding the book "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" by Mark R. Levin. Obama was pictured toting the tome, The Post-American World penned by Fareed Zakaria. In a crossroads of American Politics, two paths have converged, one on the outside looking in and the other still in the Everest of power...
  • Note To Iran: Stay away from doors and windows.....

    11/04/2008 7:17:00 PM PST · by molly_jack2007 · 17 replies · 1,102+ views
    11/4/08 | Jack
    If this holds and Obama in fact wins, is anyone else besides me thinking that Israel and the US launch massive strikes against Terhan's nuclear facilities within 30 days or less? GWB will not leave this issue to Obama IMHO.
  • 15% Of Ohio Reporting...Why call for Obama???

    11/04/2008 6:40:06 PM PST · by molly_jack2007 · 57 replies · 6,215+ views
    http://www.abcnews.com ^ | 11/4/08 | Jack
    How can anyone call Ohio with ONLY 15% of the votes counted?????
  • What to expect *WHEN* McCain Wins (Last vanity of the night for me...I promise)

    10/25/2008 10:02:03 PM PDT · by molly_jack2007 · 19 replies · 1,612+ views
    1/26/08 | Jack
    If I'm wrong I'll eat any and all crow. :) 1. Riots in major metro cities and some small towns. They subside after the President calls on Obama to release a statement asking for it to stop. 2. The MSM to immediately begin broadcasting "Race", "Voter Fraud" etc.... 3. The MSM to backtrack and remind us all why they knew this would happen. 4. The Dem's in congress will attempt to push through as many new laws into effect as possible prior to Februrary. Most will fail because many Dem's fear losing their seat more than siding with the remnants...
  • Palin Maine-ia

    10/16/2008 1:48:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 3 replies · 967+ views
    Fox ^ | 10/16/08 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sarah Palin asked the crowd of a few thousand screaming supporters in an airplane hangar in Bangor, Maine what they thought of her running mate’s debate performance last night. Upon hearing the right answer she shouted, “Yes! Yes!” She then laid out the differences between the two candidates and not surprisingly praised John McCain and went after Barack Obama, “It’s the choice between a politician who puts his faith in government and a leader who puts his faith in all of you,” Palin said. “The choice between a politician who wants to raise taxes and redistribute your hard earned money...
  • Palin's O.C.(CA) fundraiser attracts more than 1,000 (and $2 MIL )

    10/05/2008 9:59:48 AM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 1,254+ views
    orange county register ^ | October 4, 2008 | Martin Wisckol
    If you don't believe Sarah Palin's Carson rally was originally slated for Orange County, I can show you the press badges they gave us: "McCain-Palin, Orange County, CA," with a drawing of surfboards stuck in the sand. She finally did make it here by Saturday evening, for her big fundraiser at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. Newport Beach's Dale Dykema, one of the VIPs in attendance, said he'd heard 1,200 attended and that $2 million was raised. I've heard enough inflated accounts of fundraisers to want to see the federal campaign filings, but it was clear that this was a...
  • TONIGHT'S SECOND BIGGEST LOSER

    10/02/2008 8:15:07 PM PDT · by hecht · 6 replies · 812+ views
    The idiot in the McCain campaign that has been keeping her away from the public.
  • Mrs. Palin Goes To Washington: Life Imitating Art

    10/01/2008 11:10:50 PM PDT · by earmarksrus · 2 replies · 243+ views
    It's A Kwazy Life ^ | September 30th, 2008 | Tom lamb
    In today's political world, voter apathy has become rooted in this nation. And the main reason for the apathy is found in the public distrust towards the politics of today. But through art, history has taught us that the voter's distrust in the political process, is not a newly discovered event. Arguably in this presidential election, voter apathy is taking a back-seat and interest in the upcoming presidential election will rejuvenate the political process and John Q Public will become engaged and hopefully, a new movie script in politics will be written. A Star Is Born and Get Me Some...
  • PALIN: WHEN YOU'VE LOST DAVID BROOKS…

    09/16/2008 7:35:29 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 60 replies · 379+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/16/08 | Domenico Montanaro
    Has David Brooks come out against the idea of a VP Palin? It seems so. "Sarah Palin has many virtues. If you wanted someone to destroy a corrupt establishment, she’d be your woman. But the constructive act of governance is another matter. She has not been engaged in national issues, does not have a repertoire of historic patterns and, like President Bush, she seems to compensate for her lack of experience with brashness and excessive decisiveness.” “The idea that ‘the people’ will take on and destroy ‘the establishment’ is a utopian fantasy that corrupted the left before it corrupted the...
  • Comparison: Gibson Questions for Obama (and Edwards in 2004) vs. for Sarah Palin

    09/13/2008 10:22:57 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 42 replies · 895+ views
    Hotair/ABC ^ | 9-13-08 | ABC News/Hot Air
    Obama interview: How does it feel to break a glass ceiling? How does it feel to “win”? How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling? Who will be your VP? Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP? Will you accept public finance? What issues is your campaign about? Will you visit Iraq? Will you debate McCain at a town hall? What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech? Palin interview: Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders? Aren’t you conceited to be...
  • FREEP THE PBS BS PLAIN POOL

    09/10/2008 1:25:51 PM PDT · by biker · 32 replies · 232+ views
    PBS ^ | 09/10/2008 | biker
    Freep the poll, when I posted this it was 48% Plain qualified to be Pres.
  • The Real Sarah (Newsweek Cover Story 9/15)

    09/07/2008 11:45:59 AM PDT · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 71 replies · 883+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 09/06/08 | Newsweek
    An Apostle of Alaska We know the outlines—the moose-hunting mom who juggles BlackBerrys and kids. But what does she believe? The real Sarah Palin. John McCain was not her dream pick. Only a year ago, when the Republican primaries were just beginning, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told NEWSWEEK that she wasn't enthusiastic about anyone in the GOP field. McCain was languishing at 7 percent in the polls. Mike Huckabee was reduced to playing his electric bass to get attention. Palin, driving with a NEWSWEEK reporter along the highway from Anchorage to Wasilla, said she could understand why the country...
  • Obama Has Speechwriters, too - Meet Jon Favreau (Newsweek Flashback)

    09/04/2008 5:59:12 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 18 replies · 2,790+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1-6-08 | Charles Ommanney
    Jon Favreau has the worst and the best job in political speechwriting. His boss is a best-selling author who doesn't really need his help, having written the 2004 speech that catapulted him onto the national stage. At the same time, the same boss also happens to be capable of delivering a speech in ways that can give his audience the goosebumps. But Barack Obama is more than a little busy campaigning across Iowa and New Hampshire right now. So it was Favreau who led the team that wrote Obama's victory speech in Des Moines last week—a moment that prompted the...
  • DNC/Yahoo "News" Vanity

    09/04/2008 4:34:19 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 6 replies · 117+ views
    TitansAFC | 9-4-08 | TitansAFC
    Anyone else notice that it's now DNC/Yahoo? Sheesh! Yahoo "news" has gone from a left-leaning online news org to a flat out media outlet for DNC talking points. EVERY article they post reads like the Obama camp wrote EVERY word! Anyone up for an e-mail Freep?
  • Was the Vetting Process Thorough?

    09/02/2008 11:16:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies · 85+ views
    Various ^ | 09/02/2008 | Various
    McCain: Palin "Vetting Process Was Thorough" CBS News Palin disclosures raises questions about McCain's vetting process Dallas Morning News Report: McCain still vetting Palin UPI How thoroughly was Sarah Palin vetted? Apparently NOT Kansas City Star Questions surround Palin's background check Anchorage Daily News
  • MSNBC Runs Palin Hit Piece Less Than 12 Hours After She is Announced

    08/30/2008 10:05:34 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 146 replies · 1,214+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/30/08 | Edzo
    Less than 12 hours after McCain picks AK Gov. Sarah Palin as his VP David Shuster hosted a 1 Hour hit piece on the governor highlighting her Alleged scandal in Alaska http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032553/vp/26463356#26463356
  • More exposure for Plain?

    08/30/2008 7:24:17 AM PDT · by jokyfo · 16 replies · 99+ views
    8/30/08 | Self
    I think that the McCain campaign should get some nice bio spots and spots about Palin's experience up on the air soon (like now) and not wait for the convention. She is a very unique and special person with SOLID middle class roots and values and a compelling personal story. Start defining her before the Leftist MSM does. RIGHT NOW!
  • Tri-Cities police waste no time finding stolen doughnut truck

    08/08/2006 1:43:17 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 13 replies · 294+ views
    AP ^ | August 07, 2006 | none listed
    RICHLAND, Wash. -- A stolen truck full of doughnuts? Better believe Tri-Cities police were on that in a hurry. Moments after the theft of the Viera's Bakery van was reported early Friday in Kennewick, police issued an all-points bulletin. A Benton County sheriff's deputy quickly spotted the truck. After a chase at 30 to 35 mph, Richland police got it to stop and arrested the driver, Steve Swoboda, 19, for investigation of auto theft and felony escape. Still intact was the entire load of glazed, sugar and cream doughnuts, as well as apple fritters, bear claws. "In 24 years in...
  • '10-4' no more: Police to use plain language on the radio

    09/26/2005 3:41:39 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 85 replies · 1,717+ views
    AP/WA PO ^ | 9-26-05 | ap
    OWENSBORO, Ky. - The days of hearing "10-4" and other law enforcement jargon on the police radio are coming to an end. Emergency responders around the country must switch to using plain language by October 2006 as part of the National Incident Management System, which was developed to help agencies work together in responding to emergencies. "It makes so much sense," said Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain, whose department is planning on using plain language starting next month. "Common language is common language."
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

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

    12/09/2004 3:10:21 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 764+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2004 | Sebastien Berger
    History haunts the Plain of Jars By Sebastien Berger in Laos (Filed: 09/12/2004) Deep in the mountains of northern Laos is one of the most dangerous archaeological sites ever. The last remnants of an ancient civilisation are next to 30-year-old craters and unexploded US ordnance left by the greatest aerial bombardment of all time. Little is known of the people who carved the huge sandstone containers that give the Plain of Jars its name. The purpose of the artefacts is not known though they are believed to be connected to burial rituals. Archaeologists are mystified by the ancient stoneware containers...
  • Plain Meaning Of The 2nd Amendment

    04/25/2004 7:51:09 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 1,409+ views
    www.freepatriot.com ^ | 4 21 04 | Judge Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    KOZINSKI, Circuit Judge, dissenting from denial of rehearing en banc: Judges know very well how to read the Constitution broadly when they are sympathetic to the right being asserted. We have held, without much ado, that "speech, or... the press" also means the Internet, see Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997), and that "persons, houses, papers, and effects" also means public telephone booths, see Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967). When a particular right comports especially well with our notions of good social policy, we build magnificent legal edifices on elliptical constitutional phrases -- or even the...