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  • Wasserman Schultz to Have a New Role in Clinton Campaign

    07/24/2016 9:49:09 PM PDT · by Roberts · 60 replies ^ | July 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    Hillary Clinton is thanking her “longtime friend” Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the Florida congresswoman’s decision to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Clinton says that Wasserman Schultz will serve as honorary chair of her campaign’s 50-state program to help elect Democrats around the country. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee says she looks forward to campaigning with Wasserman Schultz in Florida “and helping her re-election bid.” Clinton responded after Wasserman Schultz agreed to step down as chair at the end of this week’s Democratic National Convention. The move came after the publication last week of some 19,000 hacked...
  • Police: Black students who reported hate crime at SUNY Albany were actually the attackers

    02/26/2016 3:05:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 26, 2016 | John Sexton
    Three women attending the University of New York at Albany claimed they were victims of a racially-charged attack last month by a group of white students. Now investigators say the evidence shows the women themselves were the first to turn violent and the only ones to use racially-charged language during the incident. The incident took place during a morning bus ride on January 30th. A cell phone video captured the altercation and later the same day University President Robert J. Jones published a letter which said in part, "I am deeply concerned, saddened and angry about this incident. There is...
  • How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

    12/10/2015 4:13:10 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2015
    It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire. Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a culture steeped in myth, with values reminiscent of our own, it is often treated as the forebearer of our own political system, an ancestral democracy that provides a republican link between the present and the ancient past. From architecture to literature to political system, Rome is where it all began. But in his latest book, Richard Alston wants us all to think a little more critically about our beloved Rome. Alston is...
  • No Matter Who Wins the White House, the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss

    "What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else." –Author Tom Clancy The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve the problems that plague us. Yet no matter who wins this next presidential election, you can rest assured that the new boss will be the same as the old boss, and we—the permanent underclass in America—will continue to be forced to march in lockstep with the police state in all matters, public and private. Indeed, as I point...
  • Ron Paul: Evangelicals' Support for War at Odds With Fundamental Teachings of Jesus

    12/02/2014 2:48:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / FTM Daily ^ | December 2, 2014 | Jerry Robinson
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., -- In an exclusive interview with FTMDaily's ( Jerry Robinson, former Congressman Ron Paul discusses some of his core values as an American and as a human being. "On Faith and Family: A Conversation With Dr. Ron Paul" provides compelling insight on the problems facing the nation today, as well as reflections on Paul's three presidential campaigns. Paul explained that war and strong-arm diplomacy, both part of America's compulsion to police the world, are fundamentally unsound policies. Most disturbingly, he said, is that a vocal minority of the Christian Evangelical community is strongly in favor of such foreign...
  • With ISIS surging in Iraq, Europe fears rise in ‘jihadi-tourists’

    06/27/2014 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 27, 2014 | By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Foreign Staff
    BERLIN -- After being injured fighting the Syrian government, 31-year-old Mohannad reached his home in Frankfurt, Germany, with a simple plan: rest, recuperate, then rejoin the fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. As related in German newspaper accounts, which by law couldn’t identify him by his full name, Mohannad even transferred the equivalent of $6,800 to a Syrian bank for use by the terror organization. With that as evidence that he was supporting a terrorist organization, German authorities seized his passport and prevented him from returning to Turkey _ the jumping-off point for radicals seeking to join...
  • After John Ashcroft Visit, UMass Must Remember That Free Speech Works Both Ways

    04/20/2014 1:09:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    MassLive ^ | April 18, 2014 | Ron Chimelis
    Just when you think you know a state ... Hours after an outpouring of support for gay basketball player Derrick Gordon had sent a message that tolerance reigns in Massachusetts, John Ashcroft came to Amherst on Wednesday. The former attorney general of President George W. Bush spent his University of Massachusetts visit fending off hecklers who called him a hyprocrite and a war criminal among other things. I am not here to defend Ashcroft. I am here to dispute hypocrisy, a label that becomes attached to university communities such as UMass when freedom of speech and opinion is treated as...
  • Oversight Committee Will Move to Hold Lerner in Contempt [here we go again]

    04/03/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/3/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The House Oversight Committee will vote next Thursday on whether to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, sources say. A committee aide tells National Review Online the panel will “make an announcement on the contempt process for Lois Lerner sometime today,” and a GOP congressman confirms that committee chairman Darrell Issa has indicated the vote will take place “next week.” Lerner has twice declined to answer questions from lawmakers about her role in the targeting of right-leaning groups. At a June hearing, the panel determined in a party-line vote that she had waived her...
  • White House weighs smaller fiscal cliff package

    12/21/2012 12:50:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    politico ^ | 12/21/12 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and JAKE SHERMAN
    So the White House is turning its focus to a smaller package that would extend the Bush-era tax rates on income below $250,000, pause the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester and renew unemployment insurance benefits, according to senior administration officials. It would hold off a significant portion of the fiscal cliff, minimizing any economic shock in the new year. But it means a host of tax provisions would likely expire, little would be done to address the debt and deficit, and no process would be set up for overhauling the tax code next year. There would be no...
  • Did Boehner have anything to do with Allen West's redistricting?

    12/07/2012 7:14:40 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    FLORIDA’S GOP ESTABLISHMENT TRYING TO REDISTRICT ALLEN WEST OUT OF A SEAT? - January 31st, 2012Allen West: House GOP leadership ‘sold us down the road’ for ‘pathetic policy’ - January 06, 2012
  • Romney: ‘I’m in favor of legal abortion for health and life of mother,’ rape, incest

    08/30/2012 7:54:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 46 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/28/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    MICHIGAN, August 28, 2012 ( - GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney told an interviewer this week that he supports legal abortion in cases that threaten either life or health of mother, as well as rape and incest. The former Massachusetts governor emphasized his differences with the GOP platform position on abortion, which embraces a pro-life position without exceptions, during a CBS interview at a campaign stop in Michigan. “The platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where...
  • Bush energy advisers go to Romney (Bushbot RINOs lining up to kneel before Romney)

    11/13/2011 8:08:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-11-13 | Darren Samuelsohn
    George W. Bush-era energy policy wonks are finding a new home with Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor can count on support from a who’s who of former Bush officials willing to raise money, brainstorm policy ideas and generally help spread the word among the ranks of like-minded GOP energy experts. Already on board the Romney train are Jim Connaughton, who ran Bush’s White House Council on Environmental Quality for all eight years; former Assistant Energy Secretary Andy Karsner; former EPA air chief Jeff Holmstead; and former EPA congressional affairs liaison Edward Krenik. The former Bush officials all told POLITICO...
  • Lds Temple Haunted? Did Declaration of Independence signers appear as ghosts to leader? [Vanity]

    07/01/2011 6:09:25 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 25 replies
    July 1, 2011 | Colofornian
    Without saying his name, Mormon leaders and grassroots Mormons daily reference Wilford Woodruff when they interact with non-Mormons and the media. How so? Well, they like to tell others how polygamy is a supposed bygone of another era; how a certain Lds "prophet" in 1890 put the kabosh on it...or, at least, started a mainstream Mormon move toward monogamy. Yet, there's a little-known episode that this same Wilford Woodruff said that occurred in the 1870s -- before becoming the head "prophet" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the last two weeks before he left the St....
  • Schwarzenegger, Whitman sound alike politically

    10/20/2010 7:56:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/20/10 | Joe Garofoli, Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers
    With some of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's former top advisers on her payroll, it isn't surprising that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman espouses many of the same policies he has - from tax cuts to stimulate the economy to promises to run California more like a business. Those similarities are why one prominent California politician said electing Whitman would be the equivalent of another Schwarzenegger term. The politician who said that was Republican Rep. Tom McClintock of Elk Grove (Sacramento County), a Tea Party favorite who backed Whitman's primary rival, state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.Shortly after taking office in 2004, Schwarzenegger...
  • *VIDEO* Analysis of the Spiritual Symbolism in Lady Gaga Music Video

    01/31/2010 2:43:26 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 55 replies · 1,497+ views
    Considering her influence in our culture and international iconic status, I believe the messages behind her art warrants this level of analysis. The power of images should never be underestimated and I am quite impressed with what the video's author uncovered. Any discerning believer with a heart for the greater culture would benefit from watching this. As the saying goes, "the devil's in the details." Be sure to click the link.
  • N Korea flags better relations with US

    12/31/2009 9:03:32 PM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 652+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 1, 2010
    North Korea early on Friday called for an end to hostile relations with the United States, after a year marked by nuclear and missile tests and its rejection of international peace efforts. The call was made in a New Year joint editorial of several leading state North Korean newspapers, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and comes with a US Christian missionary apparently detained in the isolated country. "The fundamental task for ensuring peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of Asia is to put an end to the hostile relationship between the DPRK...
  • GOP Set to Propose Its Own Health Bill [No Taxes, No Mandate, Malpractice Reform]

    11/01/2009 5:56:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1,329+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | November 01st 2009
    NOVEMBER 2, 2009 GOP Set to Propose Its Own Health Bill By GREG HITT WASHINGTON -- Republicans are preparing an alternative health-care bill to Democratic legislation, House Republican Leader John Boehner said, marking a shift in strategy as the full House is set to begin debate on the issue this week. Mr. Boehner said Sunday the Republican bill would extend health-insurance coverage to "millions" of Americans but wouldn't try to match the scope of the House Democratic bill unveiled last week. The Democratic legislation, if passed, is estimated to expand coverage to more than 30 million Americans now without insurance....
  • Racism is Certainly One Component of Disrespect Towards President Obama [FR cited]

    09/20/2009 3:02:35 PM PDT · by libh8er · 35 replies · 980+ views
    The American Muslim ^ | 9.18.09 | Sheila Musaji
    President Jimmy Carter made a statement that the recent tone of disrespect towards President Obama might have a racial component. This immediately led to an emotional debate - yes, he’s right - no, he’s crazy - the lefties are trying to stifle legitimate debate by equating genuine disagreement with policies with racism and playing the race card. It seems to me that Carter has hit a nerve. Of course some folks disagree with some of President Obama’s policies and have a right to criticize and to express their point of view, and even to attempt to influence the direction of...
  • Even Glenn Beck Is Right Twice a Day (Frank Rich barf)

    09/19/2009 3:24:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies · 1,535+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2009 | FRANK RICH
    IF only it were just about the color of his skin. With all due respect to Jimmy Carter, the racist component of Obama-hatred has been undeniable since the summer of 2008, when Sarah Palin rallied all-white mobs to the defense of the “real America.” Joe Wilson may or may not be in that camp, but, either way, that’s not the news. As we watched and rewatched the South Carolina congressman’s star turn, what grabbed us was the act itself. What made the lone, piercing cry of “You lie!” shocking was that it breached a previously secure barrier. It was the...
  • Black Publishers Cry Racism Over Wilson Outburst, Join Boycott of South Carolina

    09/11/2009 5:52:48 PM PDT · by americanophile · 102 replies · 7,732+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2009 | Fox News
    A group of black newspaper publishers on Friday charged Republican Rep. Joe Wilson with racism for yelling, "You lie," at President Obama during his nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has canceled a planned January conference in South Carolina, where Wilson is a representative, and joined an economic boycott of the Palmetto State started 10 years ago by the state NAACP in protest of the confederate flag waving from the Statehouse grounds. Wilson shouted his accusation Wednesday night in response to Obama saying that his health care reform plan would not...
  • CNN: Town Hall Protesters, Like the Founders, are White Supremacists

    08/22/2009 10:46:52 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 19 replies · 955+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 22, 2009 | David Forsmark
    Keeping The Cable Guys Honest * Home * About CNN: Town Hall Protesters, Like the Founders, are White Supremacists 2009 August 22 Leave a comment tags: CNN, Don Lemon, Media Bias, News, Obamacare, Politics, race, Tim Wise, Town Hall by davidforsmark Remember this? It was an iconic symbol of the media’s contempt for the Tea Party protesters, a CNN reporter arguing the Obama viewpoint in an extremely condescending and confrontational way. Even some mainstream media commentators and former CNN reporters expressed embarassment at Susan Roesgen’s unprofessionalism. But if CNN thought this kind of thing was inappropriate, then their newest airhead...
  • Aren’t They Getting Tired of Calling Obama Opponents Racist?

    08/17/2009 9:42:25 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 33 replies · 1,092+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 16 | Frank J. Fleming
    I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but despite my constant mockery of everything Obama during the presidential campaign (what can I say, I’m a partisan hack), I now realize how much I actually bought into some of his absolutely empty hope and change rhetoric. When Barack Obama said he was a post-racial candidate, I initially believed him. He seemed different from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who are incapable of seeing any issue as something other than a conflict between two races. I thought that while his election would be bad for a lot of issues I cared about,...

    05/26/2009 9:03:31 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 109 replies · 4,940+ views
    BNO NEWS ^ | MAY 26, 2009 | BNO NEWS
  • Back to enflamed, anti-American hatred in Iran! (Feel The Love For Obambi - Thanks, Michelle Malkin!

    01/20/2009 1:27:18 PM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies · 2,213+ views
    Michelle ^ | 1/20/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Guess that whole moving-forward-with-the-Arab-world thing President Obama talked about today hasn’t reached the streets of Tehran yet: Pro-Gazan Iranian demonstrators carrying a British flag, burn a photo of US President-elect Barack Obama, during an anti-Israeli, anti-US and anti-British protest in front of the former US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
  • A nifty demonstration of Democratic fiscal management

    11/13/2008 8:15:59 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 11 replies · 975+ views ^ | 11/13/08 | Ed Morrissey
    Those of us on Barack Obama mailing lists have wondered why the masters of fundraising haven’t stopped pushing for more donations. After all, Obama won … last week. Recounts won’t affect the substantial victory; this isn’t 2000. Yet we keep getting e-mails, supposedly from people like Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and especially David Plouffe, telling us that Obama and the DNC desperately need more of our money — and Andrew Malcolm does the math. He reprints the missive from Plouffe: ************************* Here’s what he said: “We’ll get to work transforming this country. But first, we need to take care of...
  • California Proposes Sales Tax Hike To Fund Transport, Government Services (Rob The Taxpayers)

    07/18/2008 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Syncro · 28 replies · 136+ views ^ | July 18, 2008 11:32 a.m. EST | Vittorio Hernandez
    California Proposes Sales Tax Hike To Fund Transport, Government Services July 18, 2008 11:32 a.m. ESTVittorio Hernandez - AHN News WriterSacramento, CA (AHN) - To close California's $17.2 billion budget deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger considered on Thursday hiking the state sales tax and using funds intended for transportation and government services.State legislators proposed the two measures, which the governor initially described as bad ideas, but he did not rule out adopting the measures to avoid a cash crisis in California.The lawmakers plan to close the budget gap by collecting $5.6 billion income tax increase on the rich and borrowing $1.1...

    06/12/2008 4:37:07 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies · 169+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/12/08 | NY Post Editorial Board
    It's getting a little crowded under Bar ack Obama's bus. Washington power broker James Johnson got tossed under yesterday - joining Chicago wheeler-dealer Tony Rezko, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the entire Trinity United Church of Christ. Officially, Johnson said he was leaving a three-member committee charged with vetting potential Obama running mates so that his ties to a mortgage company wouldn't become a campaign distraction. Fact is, Johnson had already become radioactive; the campaign would've been nuts not to jettison him. Now Obama needs to turn his attention to another member of that committee - Eric Holder, a former...
  • Fonda, Sarandon among Iraq war protesters

    01/27/2007 10:47:00 AM PST · by SomeoneNeedsToSayIt · 42 replies · 2,518+ views
    AP | 1/27/2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protesters energized by fresh congressional skepticism about the Iraq war demanded a withdrawal of U.S. troops in a demonstration Saturday that drew tens of thousands and brought Jane Fonda back to the streets.
  • Live In Compton? Give A Gun, Get A Gift

    11/25/2006 11:18:59 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 51 replies · 965+ views
    (CBS) COMPTON, Calif. - Beginning this weekend, Compton residents can exchange their guns for gifts -- no questions asked -- as part of a city-sponsored endeavor to reduce violence. According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, personnel will collect firearms in the parking lot of the Circuit City/Ralphs Grocery shopping center at Compton Boulevard and Alameda Street. The guns for gifts drive will continue over the next three Saturdays. For every gun turned in, participants will receive a $50 gift card to Circuit City, Ralphs Grocery or Toys "R" Us. "The largest challenge to this program...
  • 'Arab vision' to advance peace process [SSDD]

    09/03/2006 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 333+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 3, 2006 | Roee Nachmias
    'Arab vision' to advance peace process Arab League, PA, other Arab states meet to formulate Arab vision for peace in Middle East Roee Nahmias Published: 09.03.06, 14:11 The Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Arab League are holding intensive talks in recent days in an attempt to formulate an "Arab vision" for advancing the peace process. The final document is to be delivered to the United Nations Security Council at the end of the month, according to the east Jerusalem-based al-Quds newspaper. Hisham Yousef, head of the office of the Arab League's director-general, said...
  • Report: Illegal Immigration Could Cost Taxpayers Trillions

    08/02/2006 8:27:36 PM PDT · by AZRepublican · 12 replies · 662+ views
    10 News ^ | August 2, 2006 | 10 News
    SAN DIEGO -- Future costs for illegal immigrants in the United States will reach a half a trillion dollars, a Heritage Foundation researcher said Wednesday at congressional hearing in San Diego. The influx of illegal immigrants has effectively "imported about 10 million high school dropouts into the United States," said Robert Rector, a senior research fellow in welfare and family issues for the Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Rector testified before the House Judiciary Committee, which convened at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot for one in a series of hearings on illegal immigration this month. The hearings are a rebuttal to...
  • Up to 61 million Immigrants Might Flow into U.S. Under Proposed Reform

    07/01/2006 7:15:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 275 replies · 2,613+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 1, 2006 | Robert Rector
    Think the immigration debate is mainly about giving amnesty to the 10 million illegals already here? Think again. Amnesty is a drop in the bucket. The real issue is the staggering increase in legal immigration hidden in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, recently passed in the Senate. By a ratio of about 4-1, U.S. voters would prefer less immigration, not more. But the Senate bill would do just the opposite. The original bill would have allowed as many as 100 million people to legally immigrate to the United States over the next 20 years. We're talking about a seismic shift...
  • Don't Misread the Polls: Americans Want a Wall (Dick Morris spanked over immigration)

    06/30/2006 10:51:39 PM PDT · by Jameison · 68 replies · 1,665+ views
    June 30, 2006 -- THE ISSUE: A comprehensive immigration plan that includes a guest-worker program. No one with any common sense believes the Senate immigration bill would really be enforced ("Base Desires," Dick Morris, PostOpinion, June 26). Rather, it would only begin another round of illegal entries into the country. The government has to show us that the borders are really being secured first. Peter Trotter Bloomfield, Conn. **** Morris' commentary would lead one to believe that the Republican base is all for amnesty. That is not the case. Grass-roots conservatives, who worked hard to get President Bush re-elected, support...
  • Sales of existing homes fall in May

    06/27/2006 7:37:44 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 36 replies · 697+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-27-06 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell for the third time in the past five months in May, with the weakness led by a big drop in demand in the Northeast. ADVERTISEMENT The National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that sales of previously owned homes dropped by 1.2 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.67 million units. The median price of the homes sold in May rose to $230,000 in May, up 6 percent from the same month a year ago. That represented a slowdown from huge double-digit price gains last year at the peak of...
  • The Daily Kos "Troll Policy"

    06/15/2006 10:07:52 AM PDT · by xpertskir · 100 replies · 1,614+ views
    I have recently joined "The Daily Kos". I have done so to pursue honest, reasonable, and rational debate. I have started posting on the site and became aware of an interesting and disgusting policy on. The troll policy is described as follows in the FAQ: "Dealing with trolls Trolling is a sad reality of internet life. Most trolls tend to be blatant, posting comments or diaries that are clearly intended to provoke an angry response. Other trollish messages are posted simply to disrupt the conversation in a diary. Directly replying to the content of a trollish message is usually a...
  • Foreclosures Up 39 Percent in 1Q

    05/24/2006 9:38:32 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 112 replies · 2,329+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/21/2006 | Liz Flaisig
    NORTHEAST FLORIDA -- The rise in foreclosures that analysts predicted would follow an easing in lending restrictions, low interest rates and creative mortgage products has emerged in metropolitan Jacksonville. Recently released data from California-based RealtyTrac Inc. showed the five-county metro area experienced a 39 percent increase in foreclosures over last year's first quarter, or 3,579 foreclosures for the first three months of this year compared with 2,570 for the same period in 2005. The increase was just above the national foreclosure increase of 38 percent for the first quarter, which RealtyTrac analysts said could mean foreclosures going above 1.2 million...
  • Getting Fresh With Mozart

    04/17/2006 11:30:05 AM PDT · by sitetest · 67 replies · 980+ views
    Seattle Weekly ^ | March 29 , 2006 | By Gavin Borchert
    He wrote about 650 pieces; why do we always hear the same old six? By Gavin Borchert Man of the moment.It's Mozart's 250th birthday, and almost as prevalent as concerts of his music are complaints by critics that everyone plays Mozart all the time anyway. How do you keep standard repertory fresh and bring in audiences in such a situation? With Mozart's birth (1756) and death (1791) both celebrated every 50 years, we've barely had time to get over the 1991 party. Any music festival's first responsibility in programming, I suppose, is to justify itself—to convince concertgoers that saturation bombing...
  • Islamic websites carry Al Qaeda's "Last Warning."

    03/12/2006 12:14:23 PM PST · by Agnostic · 70 replies · 2,358+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 11, 2006 |
    Islamic websites yesterday posted a "last warning" warning by Rakan Ben Williams, who describes himself as an "al-Qaida undercover soldier" in the U.S., threatening two major operations designed to bring Americans "to your knees."
  • Coburn's Proposals Get KO'd In Senate Spat

    10/21/2005 6:58:12 AM PDT · by Osage Orange · 78 replies · 1,159+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 10-21-05 | Chris Casteel
    Coburn's Proposals Get KO'd In Senate Spat By Chris Casteel The Oklahoman WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's pork-busting got personal Thursday, prompting the equivalent of a schoolyard brawl in the staid Senate. Though Coburn wound up being pummeled like a new kid who doesn't know the playground rules, he got in a few licks before losing. Coburn, the freshman Republican from Muskogee, started the fight when he tried to knock out some "special projects" from a spending bill, including $500,000 for a sculpture garden at a Seattle art museum and another $950,000 for a parking lot at an art...
  • Citizenship row divides Latvia

    03/27/2005 10:41:36 PM PST · by jb6 · 336 replies · 2,451+ views
    BBC News ^ | 25 March, 2005 | Angus Roxburgh
    In a park in the Latvian capital Riga, a small group of protesters gathers, all Russian, some wearing paper hats inscribed with the word "Alien". Latvian police carry out a small, bureaucratic piece of harassment. With a tape, and much officiousness, they measure the distance between the demonstrators and the nearest public building, a school on the other side of the road. The protest is two metres too close, so the police move it a little further down the path. The protesters don't mind. They are there to object to a much greater injustice. More than 450,000 Russians and native...
  • Breakfast pizza test underway (Testing The Peter Principle)

    02/23/2005 11:49:24 AM PST · by sully777 · 63 replies · 2,793+ views
    NBC-2 TV WBBH Florida ^ | Wednesday February 23, 2005
    LOUISVILLE, KY — Pizza for breakfast is nothing new. But Papa John's is testing something more than cold leftovers. A Papa John's in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, is offering pizza omelettes and pizza pastries to the breakfast crowd. It's the only outlet in the country that's test-marketing the AM pizzas. The pizzeria uses the same six-inch crust used at stadium concession stands. Customers can get a variety of ingredients in their pizza omelettes, including cheese, sausage, ham and green pepper. Officials of Papa John's say if the marketing test works out well, the breakfast offerings could be expanded to other outlets.
  • 19 protesters arrested for trespassing in Bangor

    03/21/2003 9:55:49 AM PST · by metesky · 35 replies · 464+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 3/21/03 | By Tom Groening
    Bangor Daily News - Print this Article Bangor Daily News Photo by Denise HenhoefferPolice officers carry a man out of the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor during a protest Thursday against the U.S. war in Iraq. By Tom Groening, Of the NEWS Staff e-mail TomLast updated: Friday, March 21, 200319 protesters arrested for trespassing in Bangor BANGOR - Police arrested 13 protesters Thursday at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building on Harlow Street, and six more at U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe's office at One Cumberland Place on Thursday evening. All were charged with criminal trespassing.Dozens more participated...
  • Saudi Arabia offers Saddam sanctuary

    03/18/2003 11:54:57 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 20 replies · 243+ views
    cbnc europe
    just broke...was reading a Reuters report
  • Anti-war murmur grew with little press coverage

    03/10/2003 10:06:15 PM PST · by Bernard Marx · 6 replies · 223+ views
    The Ventura County (California) Star ^ | March 9, 2003 | Tim Gallegher
    Anti-war murmur grew with little press coverage By Tim Gallagher March 9, 2003 'The first casualty when war comes is truth," Sen. Hiram Johnson said in 1917. This time, however, the truth was wounded before the first missile was fired. This time, it was the news media that did not tell the truth. Now that we have the perspective of a few months it is obvious that the news media was very slow to recognize and report the burgeoning number of Americans who opposed war with Iraq, at least until a stronger case for war is built. The typical wartime...
  • Cannabis economy brings in £11bn

    02/15/2003 1:18:22 PM PST · by toothless · 8 replies · 322+ views
    Guardian Unlimited Observer
    Cannabis economy brings in £11bn Cannabis smokers just want to stay on the sofa and snack, spending hours engrossed in home entertainment. Red Bull and smoothies, 'Munchie' snacks such as Mars bars and Haribo jellies. Pizza chains. Video stores. Games consoles. Multichannel TV. And what scares them... Shiny, noisy places with too many choices such as Starbucks and McDonald's High-alcohol drinks and strong lagers such as Stella Artois Pubs with bouncers on the door: Businesses alerted to huge profits as study shows dope users have money to burn Ben Summerskill Sunday February 2, 2003 The Observer The stock market is...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 12/28/02

    12/28/2002 6:12:35 PM PST · by rintense · 214 replies · 319+ views,,
    President Bush and First Lady Laura continued their New Year's vacation in Crawford, Texas today. Bush gave his last Saturday radio address of the year and used the opportunity to share the successes as well as goals for the year ahead.