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  • Top Labour official: ‘Jewish Trump fanatics’ are inventing anti-Semitism claims

    08/02/2018 5:56:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 31 July 2018 | Stuart Winer
    Calls grow for Peter Willsman to be expelled after tape emerges of his remarks at meeting on anti-Semitism guidelines, but party declines to discipline him, accepts apology instead An audio recording has emerged of a senior member of the UK Labour party telling an executive committee meeting that allegations of anti-Semitism in the party are being made up by “Jewish Trump fanatics,” as the party continues to be roiled by accusations of tolerating anti-Jewish sentiment. Peter Willsman made the comments during a meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee earlier this month when it approved controversial new guidelines on anti-Semitism,...
  • Labour crisis: Jeremy Corbyn refuses to resign after losing confidence of 172 MPs (trunc)

    06/28/2016 9:23:06 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/27/2016 | Michale Wilkinson
    Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence in his leadership (172 votes to 40) but is expected to battle on to force a contest in which Angela Eagle or Tom Watson is likely to be the rival candidate.
  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • Britain 'backstabbed' Sikhs by advising India on 1984 Golden Temple raid

    01/14/2014 3:47:01 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/2014 | Georgia Graham, and Dean Nelson
    Britain's involvement in the massacre of hundreds of Sikh separatists in an Indian temple in 1984 will be urgently investigated, David Cameron has ordered. Previously secret documents released by the Government have shown that a SAS officer was drafted in to help the Indian authorities with plans to remove dissident Sikhs from the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Sikhism's holiest shrine. The plan was ordered with the full knowledge of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher the documents say. Hundreds of Sikhs were killed in the attack. Yesterday Sikh leaders said the revelations amounted to the British Government ‘backstabbing” and have called...
  • nervously awaits news of its fate (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/18/2010 1:48:39 PM PST · by abb · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 18, 2010 | Joe Pompeo
    Of all the players anticipating fallout from the forthcoming union of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, staffers for Newsweek's website may have the most to lose — namely, their jobs. As the two money-losing news organizations meld into one, each party to the merger is eying possible redundant operations to cut. And Newsweek Daily Beast Co. seemed early on to have its sights set on, which trumps the Web-only Daily Beast in traffic but not in buzz. Indeed, less than 24 hours after the merger was announced last Friday, Nov. 12, Daily Beast CEO Stephen Colvin had already suggested...
  • Tom "Top Gun" Watson (R) for CA 23rd District: Santa Barbara, Ventura

    03/20/2010 5:38:58 PM PDT · by DTogo · 24 replies · 699+ views
    Santa Barbara News-Press ^ | March 20, 2010 | DTogo
    From his campaign website: Tom is new to elective politics and brings extensive experience in both the military and the private sector. A third generation Naval Academy graduate whose grandfather was killed in action in World War II and whose father was an aviator, aircraft carrier CO and retired Rear Admiral. Tom is a retired Naval Officer and was also a flier who served three operational tours in the F-14 Tomcat including Desert Shield and as an instructor. A graduate of TOPGUN and the US Naval Test Pilot School, Tom performed flight testing at NAS Point Mugu for the F-14...
  • Tom Watson Says Tiger Woods Needs to Stop Swearing and Throwing Clubs in Public - Video 1/29/10

    01/29/2010 2:10:41 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 1,368+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 29, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a news interview that golfing legend Tom Watson did where he was asked to comment on Tiger Woods and the controversy swirling around him. Watson is asked about Woods, and said he thinks he will "probably be back sometime this year after he gets his personal life in order." Watson offered some frank and mature advice to Tiger Woods about his on and off the course behavior: It's bad for our game. It's something he needs to get control of and a handle on and make some amends and show some humility to the public when...
  • Mixing golf and politics

    07/20/2009 9:00:32 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 9 replies · 735+ views ^ | July 18, 2009 | Mickey McLean
    The big news in the world of sports this weekend is 59-year-old Tom Watson’s amazing run at a possible sixth British Open Championship (No. 5 came way back in 1983). As you know, most top golfers employ someone who knows their way around a golf course to carry their bag, and Watson is no exception. However, Watson’s caddy also knows his way around a political campaign, helping many a Democrat win elections. read more...
  • Mike Lupica: Tom Watson's historic run at the 2009 British Open is one for the ages

    07/19/2009 5:36:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 702+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | July 19th 2009 | Mike Lupica
    Last year it was Greg Norman, at 53, with his chance on the final day to win the British Open, to become the oldest winner of a major golf championship. This is much better now with Tom Watson, much bigger, what would be the biggest golf story of all time if he can win at Turnberry today, 32 years after he won a British Open there the first time. This is a story now that comes out of Scotland and out of golf and reaches out to everybody who cares about sports, who will watch this morning and into the...
  • 2 descriptions of Tom Watson's caddie at the British Open (he's a Democrat consultant?)

    07/18/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT · by max americana · 13 replies · 1,716+ views
    AP and Fox Sports Blog ^ | July 18, 2009 | max
    I was just reading up on Tom Watson's amazing run at the Open when I just caught something that made me go hmmmm... This is the paragraph on Fox Sports Robert Lusetich Blog which is probably the source of the AP sports story... "He couldn't do it Saturday. On the 18th fairway, after hitting onto the green, he turned to his caddie, the Democratic political consultant Neil Oxman, and brought up their friend — Watson's late caddie, Bruce Edwards, who passed away from complications associated with Lou Gehrig's Disease."'s-game-plan-has-him-on-verge-of-history Neil Oxman, Watson's caddie is a DEM CONSULTANT?? ****Now here's...
  • 'This Is What It's All About, Isn't It?' Yes, Tom Watson, It Is

    07/18/2009 3:00:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 747+ views
    Sporting News ^ | 7/18/09 | Adam Jacobi
    The third round of the British Open is in the books, and somehow, Tom Watson is still on top at the famed Ailsa course at Turnberry. The 59-year-old birdied the 16th and 17th holes for a miniature rally, but miniature's all he needed to go from "fading" to "leading" as the final round looms. Now's as good a time as any to recall Watson's second British Open win, a slugfest with Jack Nicklaus (no, not a literal slugfest, that's hardly behavior fit for a golf tournament). The year was 1977, and the scene was Turnberry: Somehow that day in 1977,...
  • Woods Misses Cut; Watson Storms Back

    07/17/2009 2:39:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies · 721+ views
    NYT ^ | 7/17/09 | LYNN ZINSER and LARRY DORMAN
    It seemed too much to expect, a second thrilling round at the British Open by a 59-year-old icon, but Tom Watson showed he still had the putting touch that won him five Opens in his heyday. And, if anything, he made Friday’s second round at Turnberry even more dramatic than the first.
  • Caleb Stegall: Populism now

    07/11/2006 10:45:31 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 15 replies · 479+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 2, 2006 | Caleb Stegall
    In the 1980s, the historian and social critic Christopher Lasch pronounced dead the conventional political categories of right and left and argued for a revitalization of politics through a redefinition of terms. "The idea of a 'left' has outlived its historical time and needs to be decently buried, along with the false conservatism that merely clothes an older liberal tradition in conservative rhetoric."