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  • Politico: Sarah Palin’s Neighbors Might Hold the Senate’s Fate in Their Hands

    10/01/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 1, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    It’s no secret that Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) is in trouble. He votes with the president too often for many Alaskans’ liking, he’s too absent in Congress, and the Democratic candidate for governor has even declined to endorse him. Politico’s Amanda Coyne, however, apparently thinks Begich’s opponent, Dan Sullivan, is more fun to criticize. Among her jabs: Sullivan’s speeches are too predictable, he has only lived in Alaska for 12 years, and he doesn’t know when to pause during speeches. For shame! Coyne saved a bit of mockery for the “Rally for the Valley” held near former Governor Sarah Palin’s...
  • Is Quinn Sullivan the Next Stevie Ray Vaughan? (15-yr-old blues guitar prodigy)

    09/28/2014 2:17:16 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2006-14 | Quinn Sullivan
    I caught guitar prodigy, Quinn Sullivan, this weekend at the Eastern States Exhibition. I saw him perform the extended version of his new single. I was able to speak to him briefly after the show and get a CD signed. Here is a link to his performance of his new single at "Legends." It's starts slow, but the second half is a wonderful, extended blues jam. The below links give you some idea of his rapid musical development: Age 5 Age 6 Don't miss the heartwarming, surprise ending after the 3 minute mark. Age 9 Performs "Texas Flood" at "Legends."
  • They Condemn Israel because They Can

    08/03/2014 10:23:15 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-3-14 | William Sullivan
    Israel is routinely beset by attacks, physical and rhetorical, at the hands of its hostile neighbors and the Western media and elite. Our mistake is to assume that we can counter those attacks with logic, reason, and evidence. We assume that we are presenting our arguments to people who want to objectively examine the arguments on each side of the conflict, and then come to a rational conclusion to discern right and wrong. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Take this example. Just days after Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of Iran publicly claimed that the Holocaust was a fabrication, Mark Steyn...
  • Albert Sullivan's widow looks back

    05/26/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies ^ | november 11, 2012 | pat kinney
    It would not be unusual for a 90-year-old woman to have shelves full of old photos, daily reminders of days gone by. That's not the case with Katherine McFarland. She has memories, to be sure --- good ones --- and she has known tragedy and loss. But she's never been bound by self-pity and second guessing. Her late first husband and his brothers would have wanted it that way. Keep your chins up, they would say. McFarland is the widow of Albert Sullivan, youngest of the five Sullivan brothers killed 70 years ago this month during World War II. "Has...
  • Liberal PPP: Begich leads Sullivan by 5 pts in Alaska

    05/14/2014 7:30:09 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 20 replies
    PPP ^ | 5/13/14 | Tom Jensen
    Democratic Sen. Mark Begich leads all of his GOP rivals, according to a new PPP poll; he leads Dan Sullivan, 42 percent to 37 percent; Mead Treadwell, 41 percent to 33 percent; and Joe Miller, 43 percent to 27 percent. Within the GOP primary race, Sullivan leads his rivals with 40 percent supporting him. Treadwell comes in second with 26 percent followed by Miller with 14 percent
  • Signs and Wonders: Rethinking the hate crime that launched the gay-rights movement

    09/18/2013 3:38:46 PM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies
    WORLD ^ | 9/18/13 | Warren Cole Smith
    Not a hate crime? The murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998 became a cause célèbre for homosexual activists who said Shepherd’s murderers targeted him because he was gay. Now comes a new book saying Shepard and his murderers partied together, had sex together, and used drugs together. The Book of Matt, out next week to coincide (more or less) with the 15th anniversary of the murder, is causing buzz because the writer is himself gay and a credible investigative reporter. One of the more interesting reviews of the book came from gay journalist Andrew Sullivan: “If you’re going to base...
  • The Strange Inception of NYC’s Onerous Gun Laws

    07/01/2013 1:28:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 2 January, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Over the past several months, at least four out-of-state concealed carry holders were arrested for carrying handguns in New York City. Unbeknownst to these otherwise law-abiding gun owners, NYC has an extremely tough and unforgiving gun control laws. All of these tourists were caught when they naively sought to check their weapons with security (at an airport, at the Empire State Building, at the 9/11 memorial etc.). So, why is NYC so tough on guns? Why do city officials lack commonsense when it comes to applying the law? Well, to answer these questions it might help to take a brief...
  • Rare Footage of Helen Keller Speaking

    06/01/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT · by Dysart · 42 replies
    Working with her instructor, the American author and political activist learned to talk despite being deaf and blind Read more:
  • Benghazi Investigation Deepens: Lawmakers Seek Interviews of 13 Officials Involved

    05/23/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5:16 PM, May 23, 2013 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    As the investigation into the Obama administration’s handling of the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi intensifies, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seeking to conduct transcribed interviews with thirteen top State Department officials in the coming weeks in order to learn more. Those named in the letter include a wide range of current and former State Department personnel, from senior advisers to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to mid-level career officials with responsibility for diplomatic security. Among those officials: Jacob Sullivan, then deputy chief of staff and director of policy planning (and currently national security adviser to Vice President Joe...
  • Inside Iraqi Corruption

    03/29/2005 4:35:34 PM PST · by Softwar · 460+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/29/05 | Charles R. Smith
    Inside Iraqi Corruption Charles R. Smith Tuesday, March 29, 2005 John A. Shaw is a curious example of Washington politics gone mad. Shaw is a veteran government employee who served inside the White House under Presidents Ford, Nixon and Reagan and was an associate deputy secretary in the Department of Commerce. In 2001, Shaw was appointed by Bush Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to head the newly formed Office of International Technology Security. In this post, Shaw began the difficult task of reforming government controls over the export of sensitive technology to foreign countries. In 2003, Shaw began investigating allegations of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service director suspected of lying to Congress about prostitution scandal

    10/16/2012 3:40:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2012 | Jana Winter
    An investigation for the agency that oversees the U.S. Secret Service suggests Director Mark Sullivan lied during his congressional testimony in the Colombia prostitution scandal that ensnared 13 of his agents, multiple law enforcement officials and congressional sources tell Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) have completed their investigative report, which will be referred to the Department of Justice along with a memorandum of activity that lists potential criminal actions. The report indicates Sullivan may have obstructed Congress by lying about the criminal associations of prostitutes involved in the scandal. The report...
  • President Obama: The Democrats' Ronald Reagan (Clinical Dementia Alert)

    09/24/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/24/2012 | Andrew "Get Trig" Sullivan
    As the fall has turned crisper, a second term for Barack Obama has gotten likelier. This may, of course, change: the debates, the Middle East, the unemployment numbers could still blow up the race. At this point in 2004, one recalls, George W. Bush was about to see a near eight-point lead shrivel to a one-state nail-biter by Election Day. But one thing that has so far, in my view, been underestimated is the potential impact of a solid Obama win, and perhaps a Democratic retention of the Senate and some progress in the House. This is now a perfectly...
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    09/16/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 15 January, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    <p>These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be.</p> <p>The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York.</p>
  • "Big Voices Media" interviews "well-spoken" Eric Dixon, founder of Gotham Tea Party NYC

    08/31/2012 1:49:28 AM PDT · by ResisTyr
    YouTube ^ | 8/29/2012 | Andy Sullivan - Big Voices Media
    Published on Aug 29, 2012 by MikeFerrara66 B!G VOICES MEDIA attended the Gotham Tea Party Political Action Night and spoke with founding member Eric Dixon and a new Tea Party member Kevin Barret on their thoughts on the upcoming election.
  • Protecting New York’s Gangs With Gun Control Laws

    01/25/2012 7:59:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 January, 2012 | Tim McNabb
    After a rash of out-of-towners (legal gun carriers in their home states) were recently arrested for breaking New York City’s ludicrous gun laws, Michael Walsh details The Strange Birth of New York’s Gun Laws at “The Tammany Tiger needed to rein in the gangs without completely crippling them. Enter Big Tim (Sullivan) with the perfect solution: Ostensibly disarm the gangs — and ordinary citizens, too — while still keeping them on the streets.” Responding to public pressure to “do something” about street gangs, Sullivan had to act. Or at least look like he was. Only one problem. The gangs...
  • Tweeting Kansas Teen Gets Apology from Gov. Brownback, Her Following Soars

    11/28/2011 10:54:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 28, 2011
    A Kansas teen who refused to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownback for an insulting tweet got an apology today from the governor himself for his staff’s “over-reaction.” An unpleasant tweet by Emma Sullivan, 18, was flagged by Brownback’s staff last week. The teen was told by her principal at Shawnee Mission East High School to apologize, but she refused, and the national brouhaha has led to her Twitter following soar from 60 to more than 6,000. “My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms,” Brownback said in a...
  • The Criminal Steering of Gun Control

    08/13/2011 5:02:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 11 August, 2011 | Ron Borsch
    World history tells us of tyrants and dictators that have deprived the populace of their God given rights, especially the right to keep and bear arms. The Jewish Defense League ( has advised that everywhere in World history where genocide has been committed, the genocide was always preceded by disarming the population. The party or government responsible for disarming may not always be the same party or government that committed the genocide, nonetheless, genocide was committed on the disarmed and defenseless. There are even certain modern evils in the United Nations that must be monitored with vigilance lest the sovereignty...
  • Fairfield woman indicted in death of Princeton football player

    08/06/2011 8:41:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Middletown Journal ^ | August 6, 2011
    SPRINGDALE — A Fairfield woman was indicted Friday by a Hamilton County grand jury in the fatal shooting of a Princeton High School football player. Tiana Sullivan, 22, was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated robbery, according to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts website. Police say Sullivan shot 18-year-old Lamar Williams around 3 a.m. July 20 while fleeing the scene of an armed robbery at the Willows Apartments on Chesterdale Court in Springdale.
  • Andrew Sullivan Shocks Chris Matthews: Palin Can Beat Obama as the 'Principled' Tea Party

    05/29/2011 8:14:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 5/29/11 | Newsbusters, by Noel Sheppard
    Andrew Sullivan this weekend seemed to shock Chris Matthews when he said that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin could actually beat President Obama in next year's elections running as the "principled candidate" representing "this grassroots movement of cutting government down to size."Maybe even more surprising, Time's Joe Klein seemed to agree telling the host of "The Chris Matthews Show," "You were around in ’79 and ’80 as I was. Did you see many people in the Carter administration think that Ronald Reagan could beat Jimmy Carter?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Does anybody here really,
  • What Andrew Sullivan Doesn't Get About Palin

    05/11/2011 4:59:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    the atlantic ^ | 5/11/11 | Joshua Green
    I'm glad Andrew Sullivan has responded to my Sarah Palin piece. You'd hate to write as much about her as I did and not have it register on the Dish. That would be like if you were a large white whale and Ahab just ignored you. Andrew's response covers a lot of terrain, and I agree with his point that Alaska is essentially a socialist state, or more accurately, a ward of the federal government (for more on that, see this excellent Charles Homans piece in the Washington Monthly). In fact, its perverse tax structure is one reason why Alaska...
  • Ominous Signals on Libya: A Response to Andrew Sullivan

    03/26/2011 9:45:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 53 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Mar 26, 2011 | David Horowitz
    Ominous Signals on Libya: A Response to Andrew Sullivan Posted By David Horowitz On March 26, 2011 @ 12:04 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage Andrew Sullivan takes exception to my observations that we are on a fool’s errand in Libya and a dangerous one. The other day I took issue with neo-conservatives who had learned nothing from failed attempts to create Western-style democracies in Muslim cultures. I had pointed to recent experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Gaza (let alone Turkey) and warned that our military invasion of Libya could lead to the creation of an al-Qaeda aligned totalitarian state. Here...
  • Gilbert & Sullivan in Libya Contest

    03/26/2011 11:27:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    vanity | 26/3/11 | Eleutheria5
    Example: I'm called Muslim Brotherhood Dear Muslim Brotherhood Though I can never tell why I'm also called demagogue Who wants all infidels flogged Really, I'm quite a nice guy It's really peculiar I'm largely secular And using democratic means But still I'm called Brotherhood Dear Muslim Brotherhood Bowing when Mu'azins cry.
  • Andrew Sullivan: Palin Is “Playing Games” And “Doing Performance Art”

    01/16/2011 10:08:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/16/11 | Matt Schneider
    Andrew Sullivan: Palin Is “Playing Games” And “Doing Performance Art”by Matt Schneider | 12:23 pm, January 16th, 2011 Frequent Sarah Palin critic and Senior Editor for The Atlantic, Andrew Sullivan, did not disappoint in his appearance on The Chris Matthews Show. In responding to Palin’s video response to the Arizona shooting, Sullivan dismissed Palin as a political “game-player” who should have realized that “I don’t think this was the week to play a game.” Sullivan said Americans are sick of games in politics and was disgusted that Palin, in her video, was “playing games a la Karl Rove and doing...
  • Andrew Sullivan on BBC Radio 4: Palin Represents 'An America That Is Definitionally White'

    11/09/2010 7:29:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 9, 2010 | Ken Shepherd
    "Sarah Palin represents an America this is absolutely, definitionally white, that's very much rural America." That's how The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan summed up the former Alaska governor in his appearance on the November 7 BBC Radio 4 "Americana" program. Echoing Peter Jennings' infamous description of the 1994 midterms, the liberal British-born blogger added of 2010 voters that they had "had a panic, a tantrum." For his part, Washington-based "Americana" host Matt Frei reinforced Sullivan's analysis, labeling Palin the "Evita of the North" and generally failed to question Sullivan's analysis. "Despite all the kind of hullabaloo about the Tea Party, and...
  • Orlando: Fake T Party candidate commits more fraud

    10/26/2010 10:16:19 AM PDT · by DanielRedfoot · 2 replies ^ | 10-26-2010 | DanielRedfoot
    For those who haven't heard, there are many instances of fake Tea-Party candidates on ballots around the country, the intent being to split the conservative vote giving victory to the democrat. In Florida's 8th congressional district this fake Tea-Party candidate is Peg Dunmire. There have been previous stories drawing the direct connection between Alan Grayson and Dunmires through her campaign manager Doug Getslo, who by the way has been sentenced to serve 60 day in jail starting Nov 3 for previous campaign indiscretions. Obviously if the Dunmire scheme succeeds the election will be handed to Alan Grayson. Follow the link,...
  • A Nite Cap at Freedom Radio with Steve Emerson and Andy Sullivan

    10/08/2010 8:31:30 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 6 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | October 8, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Share a NiteCap and an interview with HonestConservative and Steve Emerson, Founder and Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). Mr.Emerson. is an internationally recognized expert on terrorism and national security and author. Consulted by the White House, National Security Council, FBI, Justice Department, Congress and intelligence agencies, Mr. Emerson is in great demand as one of the most astute, insightful and knowledgeable experts in the world today on the threat and prospects of militant Islamic terrorism. He has been quoted in more than 500 news articles and has appeared frequently on network television. His 2002 best-selling book,...

    09/05/2010 6:17:49 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 17 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | September 5, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Celebrate the break in the heat wave TONIGHT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010 8 pm EST at with a little heat on the Lefties and A NITE CAP at Freedom Radio, as we honor our troops with our guests: JACKIE MASON returns to discuss his film, "One Angry Man", starring himself and Mark Levin, and his upcoming appearances in NY and around the nation! ANDREW SULLIVAN of Blue Collar Corner and organizer of the 911 Hard Hat Pledge, the Freedom Radio Family, yet another handsome Irishman. Video of Andrew's appearances on Fox can be found at
  • Andrew Sullivan: The Banality Of Palin?

    08/04/2010 12:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 4, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan
    Weigel responds to the Levi-Bristol break-up by shaming the media: "Why assume that [Sarah] Palin was behind [the Levi-Bristol engagement], cleaning up a problem before a possible 2012 run? It’s because the alternative, truer explanation is dull. Palin as tabloid joke is a story for 2008. The story for 2010 is that she’s a master plotter, a recruiter of grizzlies, whose book sales and TV deals prove that she’s outsmarted everyone. This theory doesn’t have many takers inside of Alaska, where Palin’s celebrity and national designs are frowned upon by people who wanted her to serve out her term. But...
  • Paging Andrew Sullivan: Levi Johnston Lied About the Palin Family

    07/07/2010 9:46:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    big journalism ^ | 7/7/10 | Carissa Mulder
    In an fascinating development for Sarah Palin fans, readers of People magazine, and people who think it’s best to believe a woman when she claims the infant she’s carrying is her biological child, Levi Johnston has publicly apologized to the Palin family for lying about them. (Snip) Unfortunately, the media didn’t exercise the same level of skepticism a normal person would exercise when listening to gossip about his or her neighbor. Vanity Fair published a piece entitled “Me and Mrs. Palin,” in which Johnston “turns a number of commonly held beliefs about the former governor – the purportedly loving wife,
  • Andrew Breitbart, Andrew Sullivan in Journolist spat

    07/01/2010 6:25:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 1, 2010 | Andy Barr
    Andrew Breitbart’s $100,000 offer for the full archives of the now-defunct liberal listserve Journolist has prompted a fight between himself and Atlantic blogger Andrew Sullivan. Breitbart has not yet had any takers for the offer – assuming such a complete archive of the e-mail list founded by the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein even exists – but Sullivan contends the offer alone has crossed a new line. “Every blogger or writer who has ever offered an opinion is now on warning,” Sullivan wrote. “Your opponents will not just argue against you, they will do all they can to ransack your private...
  • Andrew Sullivan Is Entitled To His Opinion, But Not To His Own Facts

    06/03/2010 11:13:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 439+ views
    big journalism ^ | 6/3/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    Andrew Sullivan is not a huge fan of Israel; he is entitled to his opinion. However, his latest column about the incident in the waters outside of Gaza makes up the facts. Honestly, in the case of most of the posts Sullivan writes about Israel, Andrew is living in his own reality, where truth and facts do not matter. The Atlantic columnist begins his latest example of creative writing begins with the first paragraph. Maintaining the siege and blockade of Gaza (because its citizens elected a government Israeli abhors), and strafing it with military might over a year ago, is...
  • Andrew Sullivan: The Filter That Protects Palin From Scrutiny (The Ne Plus Ultra of PDS)

    04/23/2010 12:39:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | April 21, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan
    Here's a revealing glimpse into how a delusional, incompetent, pathological liar has managed never to hold a real press conference and yet remains a credible public figure. She avoids the filters - i.e. skeptical journalists - and deploys one simple propaganda tool: (Requests to interview Palin for this article, specifically about her experiences in the 2008 campaign, were turned down. Her former communications aide Meghan Stapleton explained that "with her Fox exclusivity, we are denying requests for articles and stories right now.") The reason I banged on and on about Palin's bizarre story about her fifth campaign prop during the...
  • Former Lauderhill Middle School teacher accused of sex with student

    04/22/2010 3:20:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,780+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2010 | Rafael A. Olmeda
    A former Lauderhill Middle School computer teacher changed jobs late last year, but there was one thing she couldn't leave behind – an affair with her former student, according to police. Kristen Nicole Sullivan, 25, has been working since November at the Broward School District's Educational Technology Services (ETS) department in Oakland Park. But police say she couldn't resist the sexual affair she started with a student last May.
  • Oklahoma's Sullivan introduces resolution challenging constitutionality of ObamaCare

    02/03/2010 4:01:48 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 3 replies · 231+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | February 3, 2010 | Vaughn Jennings
    WASHINGTON -- Congressman John Sullivan introduced H.Res. 1063 Wednesday, a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to require American citizens to purchase government approved health insurance, or else face criminal penalty. The Sullivan resolution also demands the removal of the individual health insurance mandate from any final healthcare reform bill that Congress considers. Congressman Sullivan issued the following statement after introduction of the resolution. “My resolution builds off the efforts of at least 36 state legislatures, including Oklahoma, that are looking to limit or oppose health mandates in the House and Senate...
  • Palin Made a Mistake

    12/05/2009 7:01:09 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 123 replies · 2,926+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 12/5/2009 | StickeeNotes
    I may catch some flak for this, but I’m prepared. While I very much like Sarah Palin and what she represents, I do believe she made a serious error when answering a question concerning the issue of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
  • Palin inspires “domestic engineer” to run for Florida’s 8th Congressional District seat

    11/24/2009 9:56:25 PM PST · by curth · 13 replies · 932+ views
    Smart Girl Nation ^ | Stella Lohmann
    Patricia Sullivan is daring to go where many women would never have dared to go before Sarah Palin and Barack Obama came on the national political scene. She’s running for Florida’s 8th Congressional District currently held by Democrat Alan Grayson against a trial lawyer and a real estate agent. Palin inspired her; concern for her children’s futures motivated her to leave her current position as a self described Domestic Engineer/School Teacher/Community Organizer. “… and that still wouldn’t come close to covering everything I do,” quips Sullivan. “The first thing I would like to do is repeal the “stimulus” spending bill...
  • Prediction: How the Media Will Report Sarah Palin's Book Tour

    11/18/2009 2:31:57 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 607+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11.18.09 @ 2:35PM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    First, expect the major national outlets (NBC, New York Times, etc.) to ignore this evidence of Palin's overwhelming popularity. They've been commissioning polls especially designed to show that Palin is unpopular, and they're not going to let facts get in their way. Second, to the extent that the elite media take notice of the huge crowds at Palin events, expect them to focus obsessively over any tinfoil-hat crackpots who turn up. Time or Newsweek will send reporters out to these book-signings, and the reporters will interview scores of Palin fans until they find one or two conspiracy kooks who think...
  • Obama's Speech at HRC Dinner (Gay writers bash Obama as empty talk)

    10/11/2009 1:46:57 AM PDT · by tlb · 17 replies · 1,252+ views
    TheStranger (Seattle) ^ | Oct 10, 2009 | Dan Savage
    a friend has been sending me ecstatic emails about the speech. I just watched it—the speech is every bit as good as the ones candidate Obama gave, as the performance candidate Obama delivered at the HRC/Logo Democratic Primary Debate, as the open letter to the LGBT community that candidate Obama released before last November's election. Imagine all the wonderful things this guy is going to accomplish if he ever actually gets elected president. In other words: sorry, folks, nothing new to see here. Pledges, promises, excuses. Lip service. Other reactions...
  • Judge orders partial release of Cheney CIA leak interview

    10/01/2009 9:38:30 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 5,136+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-1-09 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to release notes and summaries of former Vice President Dick Cheney's 2004 interview with Special Prosecutor Pat Fitzgerald in the CIA leak case, but is allowing the deletion of what may be some of the most interesting details in the documents. In a ruling issued Thursday morning, Judge Emmet Sullivan flatly rejected claims by both Bush and Obama appointees at DOJ that the entirety of the records should be withheld because their disclosure could discourage White House officials from cooperating in future investigations. The judge said the prospect of such inquiries was...
  • Andrew Sullivan’s Bust: The Real Issue

    09/13/2009 6:03:36 AM PDT · by dmartin · 11 replies · 1,797+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 11, 2009 | Ron Radosh
    It seems that Andrew Sullivan’s application for US citizenship hangs in the balance — but not really, and that is the issue. Gawker and other sites report that this past summer, blogger and columnist Sullivan was arrested on national seashore in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for illegal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor that would incur a $125 for Sullivan, if he was found guilty. No big deal — it happens a lot in that area of our country. The only stumbling block is Sullivan’s pending U.S. citizenship, which might have been adversely affected should he have been brought to court. Enter...
  • Unsettling resurgence of Aryan Nations in North Idaho

    08/18/2009 10:49:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 81 replies · 4,839+ views ^ | 06:30 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | / JOHN LANGELER
    Note: Photo and videos included. COEUR D'ALENE -- The Aryan Nations is experiencing an unwanted resurgence in North Idaho. SNIPPET: "However, a man named Paul Mullet claims he is going to bring the racist organization back." SNIPPET: "Mullet says he moved here from Ohio five months ago because North Idaho is the "last stand" for the Aryan Nations movement. Mullet says he's in the process of buying a large amount of land in the area." SNIPPET: "Monday's distribution of racist material in Spokane Valley's Trentwood neighborhood was the latest in a series of similar incidents. Aryan Nations literature has also...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Release the birth certificate

    08/02/2009 12:28:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 51 replies · 2,377+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 1, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – One of the most influential bloggers, pundits and columnists in America, Andrew Sullivan, has joined the rising chorus of voices across the political spectrum calling for Barack Obama to release his original, long-form birth certificate to put aside growing doubts about his eligibility for the presidency. Sullivan writes that he believes official accounts, such as the recent statement by Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Health Department, that maintain Obama was born there and is a "natural born citizen." Sullivan says, however, Americans should not be expected to accept on blind faith the word of public...
  • Other Far Right Response (Andrew Sullivan Mentions Free Republic Response to Tiller Murder)

    06/01/2009 11:17:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 154 replies · 3,679+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 31 May 2009 | Andrew Sullivan
    From the Free Republic blog commenters, courtesy of Balloon Juice: What goes around comes around... One less nazi as far as I am concerned. This isn't good, boys and girls ... not good at all. This serial-killer piece of excrement will be held up by every abortionist and every lover of abortionists as the reason why the Secret Service needs to be assigned to guard every abortionist, every abortion mill and every lover of abortions in this country. SNIP
  • OK Representative John Sullivan Takes Leave of Absence

    05/29/2009 3:17:58 PM PDT · by Honeybunch · 23 replies · 1,263+ views ^ | 05/29/09 | Honeybunch
    TULSA, OK -- Tulsa Congressman John Sullivan has checked himself into the Betty Ford Center in California to treat an alcohol addiction. "To ensure my success in this fight, I've decided to take a temporary leave of absence from Congress," he said in a statement. "I value my relationship with the citizens of Oklahoma's First Congressional District, whom I am privileged and honored to have served for the past eight years. So, I wanted to be open and honest on this tough situation. "I ask for your continued support and prayers as I face the challenges that lay ahead. I...
  • The torture of the Revealed Truth

    04/28/2009 9:39:14 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 429+ views
    Spectator Blogs (U.K.) ^ | April 28, 2009 | Melanie Philips
    In the Sunday Times yesterday Andrew Sullivan claimed, in respect of the controversy over the alleged use of torture by counter-terrorist investigators under the Bush administration, that a senior al Qaeda suspect named abu Zubeydah had given false information under torture that there had been an operational relationship between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda – furthermore, that he had been tortured specifically to get him to make that statement in order to help justify the war in Iraq. Sullivan wrote: This is partly how the entire war was justified: on a tortured lie. And this much we now know for...
  • A Plan for Defusing the North Korea Crisis (2006)

    03/30/2009 9:00:15 AM PDT · by cornelis · 3 replies · 281+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | October 2006 | John O'Sullivan
    A Plan for Defusing the North Korea Crisis October 17, 2006 by John O'Sullivan Everyone agrees China is the key to the North Korean crisis, but most diplomats dealing with the crisis have no idea how to turn that key in the lock. As the nearest great power, China should in principle favor reducing and eventually eliminating the dangerous instability posed by nuclear totalitarian North Korea. Since Pyongyang is utterly dependent on China economically and strategically, the Chinese government in Beijing has the power to change the regime if it chooses. (In practice a few telephone calls to some of...
  • Compare and Contrast (Sullivan says Bush & Cheney "more brutal" than the gestapo)

    03/17/2009 4:01:51 AM PDT · by sarcastro · 15 replies · 601+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 16 Mar 2009 | Andrew Sullivan
    "Bush and Cheney were, in fact, more brutal in their "enhanced interrogation" than the Gestapo was. And note that I am not engaging in the slightest hyperbole here. I'm not saying that the US is Nazi Germany in any way. I am saying that the torture program used by Bush and Cheney follows exactly the specific methods used by the Gestapo...When the US captured officials who had done to prisoners exactly what the last president did, the US prosecuted them, found them guilty and executed them. The price Cheney pays is a fawning interview on CNN. That's who we are....
  • The Daily Dearborn Independent Dish

    02/05/2009 2:04:28 PM PST · by Jbny · 282+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 5, 2009 | John Podhoretz
    Andrew Sullivan has decided that he now knows the truth about neoconservatism: "We patiently listened as neocons told us that the Palestinians are too dysfunctional a people ever to have democratic rights or their own state, but that the the ancient sectarian warfare of Iraq can be transformed in a few years!"
  • A Son's Tribute (Bishop Sullivan's tribute to Fr. Richard John Neuhaus)

    01/11/2009 4:03:54 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 636+ views
    WITL ^ | January 10, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    Word from New York informs that, given the absence of the cardinal-archbishop, Gotham's lead vicar-general, Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Sullivan, will celebrate Tuesday's funeral Mass for Fr Richard John Neuhaus. Since his death yesterday, a torrent of tributes have abounded from Neuhaus' horde of devoted friends and admirers, joined by a very grateful press corps who mourn an infinitely supportive colleague, an ever-impeccable source -- and, of course, a ceaseless fountain of great copy. But of all these, the most heartfelt to surface comes from the beloved protege who'll preach at Tuesday's rites: Fr Raymond de Souza of the archdiocese...
  • Taking Yes For An Answer

    12/19/2008 6:05:15 PM PST · by sarcastro · 11 replies · 712+ views
    The Daily Dish (The Atlantic) ^ | 19 Dec 2008 | Andrew Sullivan
    Taking Yes For An Answer Dish readers will know my own conflicted feelings about the selection of Rick Warren for the Inaugural Invocation. But feelings must at some point cede to reason. And I sense an understandable but, the more I think about it, misjudged response on the part of my fellow gays and lesbians. ...we may be pushing away from a real opportunity to engage and win hearts and minds...I think Obama is different. ... Do gays and lesbians want to be a part of this - or sit fuming on the sidelines at symbolic slights? I know the...