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  • Here’s how liberal activists astroturfed town hall protests against Rep. Tom Reed (#NY23)

    02/25/2017 6:41:34 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | 02/24/17 | William A. Jacobson
    <p>You probably have seen viral videos of the disruption of town halls held by Congressman Tom Reed.</p> <p>The media narrative is that there was an organic, grassroots uprising by concerned citizens.</p> <p>Don’t believe it. As detailed below, there was a well-organized national and local campaign to get activists to Reed’s town halls for the specific purpose of creating a protest environment. Instructions how to protest and what questions to ask were circulated. Though the town halls were in the western part of the district, liberal groups in Ithaca and Tompkins county organized protests and got their members there. Other liberal groups like Planned Parenthood also got their people out.</p>
  • Atlanta Mayor Reed to Trump: “John Lewis an American hero. Full stop.”

    01/14/2017 12:53:55 PM PST · by madprof98 · 106 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/14/17 | Leon Stafford
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed pushed back Saturday on President-elect Donald Trump’s assessment of civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ district. In a series of tweets, Reed said: “John Lewis is an American hero & a national treasure. Period. Full stop. “That PEOTUS Trump would attack Congressman Lewis on MLK Day weekend for “all talk…no action” when he bled to actually “Make America Great” is why far less than half the country supports him at the dawn of his presidency.” Trump said Lewis’s district was “in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)” in an early...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • Iraqi Kurdish president meets US senator in Iraq

    02/22/2015 4:10:49 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Anadolu Agency ^ | 22 February 2015 | N/A
    US senator said that United States would continue to help Peshmerga forces in providing air support, training and with provision of arms ERBIL, Iraq The Kurdistan Regional Government’s president, Masoud Barzani, met with U.S. Senator Jack Reed, who is ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Saturday, an official statement said. According to the official statement, Barzani and the U.S. senator discussed the progress of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and U.S.- led coalition support for Peshmerga forces. During the visit, Barzani expressed his gratefulness to the U.S. senator and the American...
  • The Beltway's "Week of Acting Stupidly" Award

    12/12/2014 6:18:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-12-2014 | MOTUS
    We started the week with Gruber, apologizing for acting stupidly: "In excerpts of these videos I am shown making a series of glib, thoughtless, and sometimes downright insulting comments," Gruber said in prepared testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Tuesday. "I behaved badly, and I will have to live with that…" And apparently so do we – “have to live with that” I mean – as the House of Boner passed the CROmnibus last night. Now our fate is in the hands of Elizabeth Warren.Next, Senator Feinstein acted stupidly by releasing a prosecutor’s brief untainted by any...
  • Do nothing Fubar Obama and Harry Reed

    11/06/2014 8:44:12 AM PST · by jyro · 12 replies
    Republican congress, Send Bills to the President asap. Pass laws concerning emigration. Force this Presidential incompetent to veto bills and then put the "do nothing" label on him.
  • Debate crowd loudly laughs at “War Against Women” charge by female Dem challenger (#NY23)

    10/23/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    At the candidate debate tonight [Democrat Martha Robertson] accused [Republican Tom Reed] of being part of the War Against Women. She actually used the phrase “you’re part of the War against Women.” The crowd laughed so hard, Robertson had to ask for more time. This video clip is being circulated and who knows, may go viral.
  • AARP slams Martha Robertson (D) over attack ad (#NY23)

    09/24/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2014, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:17pm | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    AARP is calling out (Democrat congressional candidate Martha) Robertson for improperly using AARP’s name in her ads, violating AARPs non-partisan status and falsely implying that AARP has taken sides in the race.... Beth Finkel, state director for AARP in New York, issued a statement after learning of its name and logo appearing in the Ithaca Democrat’s campaign ads in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning. “AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates,” Finkel said. “AARP did not authorize the use of its name or...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • Is Reed Breaking The Hatch Act when he rails against the Koch's?

    07/22/2014 5:55:01 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 11 replies ^ | 7/22/14 | b.b.e.b.
    No one can argue that Harry Reed is attacking wealthy political donors the Kock brothers but not a peep about; (via ")Thomas Steyer, A long-time donor to Democratic causes, Thomas Steyer's contributions to federal and state elections have topped $40 million over the years, according to Influence Explorer. He contributed a whopping $32 million to California's Proposition 39, a tax initiative that won approval from voters in 2012, The Californian is a billionaire hedge fund maestro turned environmentalist who poured some $11.1 million into Super PACs in 2013." Since Harry Reed is standing on the senate floor only going...
  • How Common Core Killed the Cop Killer Counselor

    03/06/2014 9:22:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-5-2014 | MOTUS
    Well that was embarrassing: Big Guy’s controversial selection to head DOJ’s civil rights division, Debo Adegbile, was rejected by the Senate in a stunning defeat. We’re not used to rejection, how did this happen? Why did Dirty Harry let the Debo nomination go to the vote if we didn’t have enough Senators to carry it? As it turns out, it looks like a simple math error: somebody just counted wrong. Harry was assured he had the requisite 51 votes on the floor, with Joey B standing by,just in case. I suppose this sort of thing was bound to happen, what...
  • Robertson (D NY-23) Will Not Hire Cyber-Security Firm to Investigate Hacking Claims

    02/08/2014 8:44:44 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    WETM TV ^ | 02/08/14 | Ben Amey
    A local congressional candidate now says she will not be hiring a cyber-security firm to look into claims that someone hacked her campaign’s website. The situation started in September, 2013, when Democrat Martha Robertson’s campaign sent an e-mail out to supporters claiming “GOP ops” were trying to hack their website. In early October, the Robertson campaign backed off the “GOP ops” claim during an interview with WETM, but presented evidence showing there were multiple “SQL injection” attacks made on the website. And during an interview with the political site Roll Call, Robertson state the campaign was looking into hiring a...
  • South struggles back to normal as officials point fingers after snowstorm

    01/30/2014 7:10:34 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    US News-NBC News Online ^ | 1/30/2014 | Erin McClam and Alexander Smith
    Still littered with abandoned cars, Atlanta struggled to find its way back to normal Thursday while the mayor and governor struggled with the political fallout from a snowstorm that trapped some people in their cars more than 24 hours. Mayor Kasim Reed assured people on Tuesday, in a message on Twitter before the snow began to fall: “Atlanta, we are ready for the snow.” On Thursday, he acknowledged that authorities made a mistake by not staggering their orders for people to go home — schools first, then private businesses, then government employees. Instead, hundreds of thousands of people poured onto...
  • War Begins: Slandering Conservatives has Started [Empire Strikes Back in No. Virginia Campaign]

    12/20/2013 8:41:45 AM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The attacks have begun. The Republican establishment in the U.S.A. has now actually started the shooting war in the 2014 primary elections they have been threatening against conservative candidates for Congress. “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio. His new political group, Defending Main Street, plans to raise $8 million to defeat tea-party candidates and elect moderate Republicans instead. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.” LaTourette was a close ally of moderate Republican Speaker John Boehner in...
  • Noah's Ark 'Was a Massive Double-Decker Coracle'

    12/16/2013 10:52:52 AM PST · by Theoria · 180 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 15 Dec 2013 | Fiona Keating
    New evidence suggests that Noah's Ark was round, made from reeds and the length of six double-decker buses. For years, archaeologists have scoured the world for factual evidence for the Bible story of Noah's flood, but due to scant documentation, many believe the fable to be an Old Testament myth. Now, however, a new book claims that Noah's Ark was a round coracle and looked very different from its traditional image. In The Ark Before: Decoding the Story of the Flood by Irving Finkel, there are claims that the vessel had two decks with cabins for the animals. British Museum...
  • Federal probe sought of NY-23 Dem candidate’s false fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

    10/18/2013 9:48:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2013, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:45am | William A. Jacobson
    <p>On September 30, 2013, at about 6:30 p.m., Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in the upstate NY-23 district, sent a fundraising email claiming that “GOP Ops” had been “caught” trying to take down her website, and urging people to fight back and donate to her campaign, providing a phone number for those who could not get through to the website.</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • Audio: Sen. Stabenow: 'I Have No Idea’ How Many DUIs an Illegal Can Get and Still Be Legalized

    06/27/2013 4:40:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 27, 2013 | Taylor Knopf & Barbara Hollingsworth
    ( -- One hour before the Senate voted on its sweeping immigration reform bill, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who supported the legislation, said she had “no idea” how many DUIs an illegal alien can have under the bill and still be made a legal resident of the United States. On Capitol Hill on Thursday, asked Stabenow, “Under the Senate immigration bill, how many DUIs can an illegal alien have and still be legalized?” Stabenow said, “Gosh, I have no idea. I mean, I don’t -- how many DUIs?” “Did you vote on the bill?” Knopf asked. “You’re with who?”...
  • Walter Reed hospital workers receive furlough notices

    05/31/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    ABC7 has confirmed the region’s two military hospitals are furloughing more than 3,500 civilian employees who care for the nation’s wounded warriors, nearly their entire civilian staffs. The impacted employees are from departments across the board at both hospitals, including members of the trauma team, physical therapists and nurses. They will be forced to take 11 unpaid furlough days starting in July. Hospital officials say the furloughs affect 2,392 caregivers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. That’s 94% of the civilian staff there. Officials say 1,163 caregivers at Fort Belvoir’s hospital in Virginia are being furloughed, affecting...
  • The Basic Business Sense Netflix Bears Refuse To Grasp

    "The borderline acrimonious columns on Reed Hastings and Netflix seem to be approaching their January levels. One only need scan the NFLX headlines for the past week for some samples of writers demonstrating their emotional involvement. I'm not going to focus on the personal jabs but when one single column contains "charade"... "dog & pony show" "glorified bootlegger" "that's typical Hastings"... "creepy" - to describe Hastings and/or Netflix - maybe someone is getting frustrated. To address the fundamental arguments in the..." (continued)
  • Kept Conservatives: Prominent Right-Wingers Who Sound Very Liberal

    02/03/2013 6:54:38 PM PST · by Shery · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/31/2013 | Jerry Bowyer
    We’ve had a wide variety of conservative: the neo-cons, the paleo-cons and most recently the crunchy cons. Have you ever noticed how many of the most prominent conservative voices in America sound more like liberals? I have, and I believe they are in class all their own: they have a special mission and fit a particular profile. They are what I like to call ‘kept cons.’ They are ‘kept’ by liberals in that kept cons generally work for liberal institutions and seem to fill the role of token...
  • Reed Exhibitions: Politics Over Money

    01/24/2013 7:22:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (ESS) is one of the biggest in the world. It is (or was) held in Pennsylvania, and had upward of 200,000 attendees each year. On January 18th, word was received that the management of ESS decided to change the show rules at (for major shows) the last minute. They decided the political climate was right to prohibit Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) from the show. The response was immediate and massive, amplified by overwhelming grassroots support. Vendors bailed, even if it cost them thousands, in protest of this blatant politicization of the show. Cabela's, one...
  • A Cultural Misunderstanding: The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/24/2013 5:32:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NA
    For a number of years, I visited the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The show, which is held in a hideous rambling building originally intended to handle livestock, is a genuine monster. For a solid week, people in the tens of thousands come from near and far to grope sporting goods, book hunting and fishing trips, attend demonstrations, and generally see what is what. ESS, as it will hereinafter be referred to, is put on by Reed Exhibitions. Reed is the world’s largest organizer of trade shows and the like; the firm handles 500 events in 39...
  • NRA boycott kills outdoors show that banned assault weapons

    01/24/2013 10:19:45 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Modified: January 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    A massive boycott sparked by the NRA and other gun-rights groups outraged that the nation's largest outdoors show banned the exhibition of assault weapons has caused the show's organizers to abruptly cancel the week-long event in Harrisburg, Pa. The successful boycott was the biggest demonstration of support by the outdoors industry yet against gun control efforts being pushed in Washington and in several states. "Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles (also called ARs) at the event....
  • Outdoor Show: Without a show, region would lose $44 million

    01/24/2013 10:22:01 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 53 replies
    Patriot News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Jeff Frantz
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show was expected to bring $44 million in direct spending to the region, according to the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. Now that the show has been postponed -- with no reschedule date set, and none imminent -- many hotels and restaurants could be in for a difficult winter. "This is a hard time of the year to fill hotels," said Rick Dunlap, a spokesman for the bureau. "A lot of these hoteliers relied on this show to make their budget for the early part of the year." The $44 million in direct spending the...
  • NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) Statement on the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/24/2013 9:06:59 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 27 replies
    We have just learned that Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. In the days following Reed Exhibitions’ announcement that modern sporting rifles would be prohibited from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, the leadership of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been in intense, frank discussions with Reed Exhibitions management in an effort to reverse this unacceptable decision. These discussions reached an impasse. NSSF is in no way affiliated with, nor does it participate in or exhibit at this show in any way. Reed Exhibitions does, however, manage the NSSF-owned SHOT Show...
  • NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show

    01/22/2013 6:51:22 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    NRA ^ | January 22, 2013 | NRA
    Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA...
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 6:30:51 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Ammoland
    MISSOULA, Mont. --( Due to recent decisions instituted by Reed Exhibitions regarding the disallowing of legal modern sporting rifles, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will withdraw as an exhibitor and conductor of the elk calling contest from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania. RMEF believes the actions taken by Reed, a British company, are detrimental to the Second Amendment and our right as Americans to bear arms. RMEF reached this decision after careful deliberations and taking into account the stance of our members, volunteers, industry partners and fellow hunters. We urge Reed Exhibitions to reconsider its policies to...
  • PA:Celebrities join boycott of outdoor show

    01/22/2013 9:38:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 21 January, 2013 | P.J. REILLY
    Exhibitors have been dropping out in what they say is a show of support for the Second Amendment. Now the celebrities are following. Several television personalities and expert hunters who were supposed to be on hand at the upcoming Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show to speak to attendees and sign autographs announced over the weekend they will join the growing boycott of the show slated for Feb. 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, hosts of the television show "The Crush With Lee & Tiffany," lead the list of celebrities boycotting the show as...
  • Cabela's Inc. pulls out of next month's large outdoor sports show

    01/20/2013 4:06:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 102 replies ^ | 20 January, 2012 | AP
    (Philadelphia) -- Hunting and fishing retailer Cabela's Inc. says it won't participate in what has been billed as Pennsylvania's largest outdoor sports show next month following the decision to ban display and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
  • The Lunatics Are In the House & Senate - With Great Theme Music!

    12/07/2012 7:45:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-7-2012 | MOTUS
    No budget, no debt reduction, no way to avoid the “fiscal cliff” that Congress created by not doing their job the last time around. Butt we have reached concurrence in both houses of Congress to remove the offensive word “lunatic” from federal law. Fortunately, they did NOT ban the use of the term “idiot” thereby leaving us with a useful and descriptive term to describe our legislators and their legislative efforts. So it is in their honor that I dedicate this weeks sing-along: Brain Damage: Pink Floyd The lunatic is on the grass The lunatic is on the grass  ...
  • Pioneer Valley coach Neil Reed dies

    07/26/2012 7:36:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Santa Maria Times ^ | July 26, 2012
    Neil Reed, who coached boys basketball and both boys and girls golf at Pioneer Valley High School, died Thursday of a massive heart attack according to members of the faculty at the school. Early reports are that Reed, who lives in Nipomo, had trouble breathing early in the morning and was taken to an area hospital where he went into cardiac arrest and could not be revived.
  • How to Handle the "Occupiers": America's New Great Mayor

    11/03/2011 7:42:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Matt Towery
    ATLANTA -- Kasim Reed is a Democrat. He supports President Obama. He's no candidate for converting to the GOP. But whether one is a Republican or Democrat, they should be following the career of this young and vibrant man who is teaching the rest of America how to handle a crisis. Like mayors in many other cities, Mayor Reed of Atlanta was confronted with hundreds of protestors who took to the city's most prominent downtown park and made it their home, to live, eat and protest against all types of groups and for all kinds of causes. For weeks, Reed...
  • St. Joseph Man Suspected of Aiding Terrorists

    10/03/2011 2:13:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies - THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS ^ | October 2, 2011, 7:00 am | by John Agar
    SNIPPET: "GRAND RAPIDS — A Southwest Michigan man is suspected of providing material support to foreign terror groups, federal agents say. The FBI seized computers and records belonging to Reed Stanley Berry, 26, of St. Joseph after determining that he “was using the Internet both to contact and provide affirmative support to one or more (foreign terrorist organizations),” Special Agent Samuel Moore wrote in a criminal complaint filed recently in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids." SNIPPET: "He noted that testimony showed Berry told the FBI that he planned to join his “religious wife” — whom he hasn’t met in...
  • Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right (Thou wilt hurl, verily!)

    09/20/2011 6:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | September 20, 2011 | Wayne Besen
    In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte's gay pride event. Hundreds of zealots confronted and harassed festival attendees with their arrogant slogan "God Has A Better Way." The hatred and religious bigotry was appalling, but not surprising. What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior. Virtually every time I write about the Religious Right I'm reminded by the faithful that "not all Christians are like that." Of course, this is true and some of the most dedicated activists...
  • 5M New Christian Voters Can Decide 2012 Election, Group Says

    09/17/2011 7:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2011 | Anugrah Kumar
    A non-profit group in liberal Silicon Valley is seeking to register 5 million new Christian conservative voters from across the country, who according to its research, can decide the 2012 presidential election and bring the biblical worldview to the forefront of American life and politics. Of the estimated 60 million Christians in the United States, only 30 million vote in any given election. The rest do not realize the power they hold in one single vote, says United in Purpose, a group backed by a few Silicon Valley venture capitalists that is running a project caklled “Champion the Vote.” The...
  • National (power) Grid president in Hawaii when Irene hit (Marcy Reed - union thug?)

    09/02/2011 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 2+ views
    WHDH ^ | 9/01/11
    National Grid president in Hawaii when Irene hit **SNIP** As they worked, the company’s leader was under fire for not being in town when Tropical Storm Irene battered the area. “When we heard that the president of the company went off to Hawaii we were a little concerned,” said David Leonardi, Local 369 President. Last Friday workers received a memo that said all vacations were canceled due to Irene, but a day before the memo was sent, the company’s president in Massachusetts, Marcy Reed, took off for a Hawaiian vacation. “It’s no way to demonstrate leadership. It’s not what we...
  • The Inconvenient Truth of the Evangelical Vote

    08/26/2011 12:09:02 PM PDT · by wmfights · 25 replies · 2+ views
    patheos ^ | August 25, 2011 | Ralph Reed
    A funny thing happened on the way to the 2012 presidential contest. The conventional wisdom that social issues would not matter, and that the evangelical constituency is a relic of a bygone era, has been turned on its head. The beltway set is relearning one of the most inconvenient and persistent truths of American politics: the enduring strength of the evangelical vote. This outcome was not necessarily prefigured by events. Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a new era of religious voting patterns by appealing to evangelical voters on poverty, health care and climate change (excuse me, "creation care")....
  • Harry Reid Employs Sleazy Tactics to Block Pro-gun Rand Paul Amendment

    05/26/2011 5:11:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 25 May, 2011g | GOA
    Washington, DC --( Remember the corrupt tactics used by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass ObamaCare? The secret meetings? The refusal to let the American people see the language? Well, he’s at it again. This time, Reid is abusing his role as Majority Leader of the Senate to block a pro-gun amendment that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is attempting to add to the so-called Patriot Act. In order to circumvent Sen. Paul’s efforts to protect gun rights, Reid scuttled the Senate version of the 9/11 extension and instead tacked it onto an unrelated House-passed small business bill. He then...
  • Nevada's cathouses: regulating brothels in the Wild West

    03/31/2011 8:54:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Rachel Ray
    Nevada’s state-regulated brothels uphold a vital institution in the American West’s most remote state, finds Rachel Ray. In February, US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada native whose mother took in washing from whorehouses during his youth to support her family, proposed to a silent Nevada legislature that the world’s oldest profession should become illegal in the Silver State. “He’ll have to pry the cathouse keys from my cold, dead hands,” was one brothel owner’s reported retort to Reid’s suggestion. Nevada is the only US state with legalised prostitution, which is heavily regulated and confined to rural counties with...
  • Obama Won’t Run…His [DIRTY] Work Is Done (ALMOST)

    11/19/2010 12:33:06 PM PST · by adanaC · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | riday, November 19, 2010 | Joan Swirsky
    The drivel the media are blathering about Obama’s 2012 race for reelection is absolute baloney! All those talking heads and print [so-called] journalists should be ashamed of themselves for prattling on about this unserious subject while studiously avoiding the urgent issues that threaten the very life of our country. ill These are issues that a maniacal Nancy Pelosi, as House Minority Leader in the lame-duck session, is intent on cramming down the already-gagging throats of American voters who loathe her fetish with Marxism so much that on November 2 they decisively returned the House she had appropriated back to We...
  • NRA Nevada endorsements betray Angle and gun owners

    09/11/2010 9:17:17 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | September 11, 2010 | David Codrea
    The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has released its grades and endorsements for the 2010 election in Nevada. Absent from their assessment: one of the most important campaigns in the country, the United States Senate race between incumbent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) and challenger Sharron Angle (R). (Click here to review NRA-PVF grades and endorsements.) We know NRA announced it will not endorse Reid based on his support confirming anti-gun Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. We also know at the time one of their PR flacks said they would not be endorsing anyone in...
  • Nevada Senate - Angle vs. Reid

    09/08/2010 9:39:03 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    If Harry Reid were a cat, he’d be on his 15th life. The former boxer was first elected statewide as lieutenant governor in 1974. Four years later he lost a close race to succeed conservative Democrat Alan Bible to Paul Laxalt by 600 votes. This is normally the end of a political career, but for Reid it was only the beginning. He became gaming commissioner and nearly lost his life in a literal sense when a mobster attempted to blow up his car. Reid won a congressional seat in 1982 and was elevated to the Senate in 1986 when Laxalt...
  • Concert for Dogs at Sydney Opera House (Lou Reed to play ultrasonic music.)

    05/16/2010 2:21:21 AM PDT · by tlb · 9 replies · 368+ views ^ | 05/15/2010 | staff
    Sydney Opera House will be reaching out to an entirely new audience demographic next month when it stages a musical event aimed at canine listeners. The performance, which will take place on the northern boardwalk outside the venue, is the work of New York wife and husband team Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. The music stems from works that Anderson has been writing over the last 11 years for her rat terrier named Lollabelle. Most of the pitches will be too high for the dogs’ owners to hear, but they will be able to monitor the sounds on meters and,...
  • Walter Reed FReep #264 - May 7, 2010 - Nuke 'em till they glow

    05/15/2010 7:03:37 AM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 20 replies · 673+ views
    May 15, 2010 | Tom the Redhunter
    As our president continues to degrade American military capabilities, the troop supporters of Free Republic continue to show up every Friday evening at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in northwest Washington DC. We have done this since early 2005 and will continue our efforts for as long as people show up. Our objectives are twofold: 1) Show support for the troops by displaying the American flag and those of military units, as well as patriotic flags 2) Keep the hate-America crowd of Code Pinkos away from the main entrance of the hospital. As with last week, the weather this Friday...
  • (Atlanta RAT) Mayor gets heated explaining pension changes (& Shirley Franklin HELPS Pelosi?)

    05/01/2010 7:57:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 543+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/27/10 | Eric Stirgus
    Mayor gets heated explaining pension changesBy Eric Stirgus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed got heated Tuesday as he defended his efforts to reform the city’s rising pension costs. "Enough is enough," the mayor said during a meeting with a panel he created earlier this year to study the problem. The verbal sparring began when Lt. Jim Daws, head of the city's firefighter union, asked why the city has historically been unable to pay its employees more and provide better services. Daws feels city workers have been unfairly blamed for Atlanta's mounting pension costs, which...
  • New Video Shows "N-Word" Was Not Used At Health Care Tea Party Rally

    04/26/2010 4:49:17 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 34 replies · 1,863+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 26, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Newly uncovered video shows that the "n-word" was not hurled at Democratic lawmakers at a tea party rally during the health care reform debate.
  • Paterson to NY-29: Drop Dead - The governor deems that a congressman for western New York is...

    04/22/2010 1:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 739+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 22, 2010 4:00 A.M. | Jim Geraghty
    Paterson to NY-29: Drop DeadThe governor deems that a congressman for western New York is optional.  Remember Rep. Eric Massa (D., N.Y.)? It’s understandable that you may not want to remember the Tickle-Me Congressman, and his scandalous departure is receding further into history; it has been a full six weeks since he resigned from Congress.His former seat in the House of Representatives has remained vacant since March 8, and while it’s not uncommon for a district to have no representation for a few weeks after a death or unexpected resignation, Gov. David Paterson hasn’t even declared a vacancy. Under New...
  • Forget recalling Toyotas, THIS needs to be recalled ASAFP!!!

    03/10/2010 1:54:21 PM PST · by brycemax · 5 replies · 651+ views
    We recall things that are dangerous or that have done harm the public, right? If that's the case, then THIS needs to be recalled because it has already harmed millions in a very short time!!! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks.
  • Deja vu all over again in N.Y.?

    03/09/2010 6:08:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 454+ views ^ | March 9, 2010 | Josh Kraushaar
    Upstate New York voters may be experiencing a sense of déjà vu, as state election officials prepare for the possibility of a third special election in the wake of Democratic Rep. Eric Massa’s planned resignation Monday amid allegations of ethical improprieties. But unlike in the two recent New York special elections, which Democrats won in Republican-friendly districts, Republicans are feeling bullish about their prospects for winning Massa’s seat, given the circumstances surrounding the vacancy and the conservative nature of Massa’s western New York district. Republicans hold a 45,000-voter registration advantage in New York’s 29th District, and it is one of...