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  • How a US politician quoted a July 21, 2001 Iraqi paper as "warning shot before 9-11"

    03/16/2008 4:10:12 AM PDT · by drzz · 22 replies · 935+ views
    HOMELAND SECURITY ACT OF 2002 (extrait) Mr. HOLLINGS. Here is a news story from July 21, 2001, before 9/11 of last year, in the Iraqi news. The name of that particular newspaper is Al-Nasiriya. Quoting from it: Bin Ladin has become a puzzle and a proof also, of the inability of the American federalism and the CIA to uncover the man and uncover his nest. The most advanced organizations of the world cannot find the man and continues to go in cycles in illusion and presuppositions. It refers to an exercise called ``How Do You Bomb the White House.’’ They...
  • Democrat Hypocrisy on Andersen

    07/10/2002 10:16:00 PM PDT · by jumpstartme · 15 replies · 1,081+ views
    Opensecrets.org ^ | Today | jumpstartme
    5 out of the top ten US House Recipients of contributions (1989- 2001) from Arthur Andersen are democRats. Their names and the amounts are listed below. And, according to dim logic, they are guilty by association and should have their names shining in the bright lights of Reuters, AP, Drudge, The Washington ComPost, and more. After all, this is a hit piece. Here you go, Klayman, chase this ambulance too! Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) $34,687 Martin Frost (D-Texas) $32,000 Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $24,200 James P. Moran (D-Va) $21,250 Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $19,225 Other Rats also receiving Andersen dirty money include: Rick...
  • We Need Alexander Hamilton

    03/29/2006 7:08:48 AM PST · by Willie Green · 108 replies · 1,264+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | 03.27.06 | Ernest C. Hollings
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. How unfettered trade and poor policy are endangering our economic future, and what we should do about it. Dubai could have a silver lining. The government didn't think twice about the security of six major seaports in the United States. It thought that what was good for the transnationals, for globalization, was good for the country. People now realize that corporate America is blind to the nation's security and its economy. Only government can protect our manufacturers, our economic strength. The bubble of "free trade," and of "protectionism," has popped. The...
  • Hollings’ son to seek state’s No. 2 job [SC]

    06/15/2005 10:33:30 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 17 replies · 509+ views
    The State ^ | Jun. 14, 2005 | Lee Bandy
    Two of the most potent names in South Carolina politics could be going head-to-head on ballots for statewide office next year. Michael Hollings, son of retired U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, told The State on Monday he will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor — setting up a potential clash with Republican Mike Campbell, son of former Gov. Carroll Campbell. Fritz Hollings retired last year after 56 years in public office as a state legislator, governor and U.S. senator. Carroll Campbell — a former state legislator, congressman and governor — is credited with rebuilding the Republican Party after decades of...
  • Social Security solvency assured by guarantee of Treasury bonds

    03/03/2005 6:38:14 PM PST · by LowCountryJoe · 23 replies · 1,040+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier (reg. req.) ^ | March 03, 2005 | Ernest F. Hollings
    The headline on the commentary in The Post and Courier reads; "Reformers must destroy myth of Social Security solvency." Blasphemy! Since when does a U.S. Bond become a myth? Tell that to patriotic Americans who think U.S. Treasuries are the safest investment and now own approximately $5 trillion worth. Tell that to China that has $500 billion of these "myths" or to Japan that has $714 billion of these "myths." If there is one thing about the United States that you can count on, it is that we honor our obligations. The bank that has your account doesn't squat on...
  • Hollings stood up for beliefs, S.C.

    12/19/2004 8:22:04 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 529+ views
    The State ^ | Dec 19, 2004 | LAUREN MARKOE
    Fritz Hollings drew up a seemingly impossible “to-do” list for his state and, as governor, ticked off his chores one by one. In 38 years as a U.S. senator, he set goals at least as daunting and achieved them. Weeks away from retirement after more than half a century of public service, Hollings has a legacy to South Carolina, the nation and — without exaggeration — the planet that stands as tall as the long-legged senator himself. In the words of his friend, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii: “Where do you start?” Many begin with “the father of ... .”...
  • Hollings: Dems Had 'Sweetheart' Segregation Deal

    12/13/2004 10:20:04 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 38 replies · 1,797+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 13, 2004 | Limbacher
    Until the mid-1960's, national Democratic Party leaders had a "sweetheart" deal with state Democrats in South Carolina to oppress African-Americans by keeping them in inferior schools, dilapidated housing and denying them equal access to public accommodations, retiring Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-SC, revealed on Sunday. "We had a sweetheart deal with the National Democratic Party," he told CBS's "60 Minutes." "We’ll go along with all your programs, if you’ll go along with our segregation." The 83-year-old Democrat said that political pressure forced him, for instance, to vote against the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall, the first black to be nominated to the...
  • 60 Min - Sen. Hollings on Dr. Rice - "She ought to go back to teaching Russian or whatever it was"

    12/12/2004 4:16:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 99 replies · 4,961+ views
    CBS ^ | 12/12/104
    Sen. Hollings: A Feisty Farewell Dec. 10, 2004 Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings tells Mike Wallace that America’s lawmaking system is addicted to money. "[Special interests] get their piece of the pie. That's our problem. Today, you can't find the real interests of the country." Sen. Fritz Hollings (CBS) South Carolina Sen. Fritz Hollings has long been known as the tartest tongue in the Senate. But now, this feisty senator is giving up his seat. He didn't lose it, and a younger Republican didn't defeat him. But after 38 years, he just decided enough's enough. He says the Senate has changed...
  • Fritz Hollings, Getting a Last Word in Edgewise

    11/17/2004 5:44:44 AM PST · by SmithPatterson · 24 replies · 951+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-17-04 | Richard Leiby
    Fritz Hollings, Getting a Last Word in Edgewise • In his farewell speech to the Senate yesterday, Fritz Hollings, who has served there since 1966, noted two big changes over the decades: fewer boozers and more yakking women. "We had five drunks or six drunks when I got here," the South Carolina Democrat told his colleagues. "There are no drunks in the United States Senate now. We don't have the time." He also noted that upon his arrival there was only one female senator, Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine), and she didn't say much. "We got 16 or 17 now and...
  • Life After Daschle

    11/05/2004 6:13:29 AM PST · by OESY · 19 replies · 2,211+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2004 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    ...President Bush has won a clear mandate for his big second-term agenda, including the giants of Social Security reform and tax overhaul. Yet his ability to do anything still rests with the Senate.... Republicans [picked] up Democratic seats in both Carolinas and Georgia, as well as Louisiana and Florida. They weathered storms in Kentucky and Oklahoma, and even held Alaska. But the big daddy came with the overthrow of Mr. Daschle. That ouster... was as much a repudiation of obstructionism as it was Mr. Daschle's own record. [C]onsider not just the Republicans' numerical gains, but their ideological ones. With the...
  • John Kerry against Our Sacred Liberties

    11/01/2004 8:32:02 PM PST · by G. Stolyarov II · 2 replies · 251+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | October 27, 2004 | G. Stolyarov II
    I seldom use the words, “moral imperative,” and, when I do, they carry behind them an urgent necessity for rational individuals to respond to an imminent threat to the inalienable rights of man. In this Presidential election, however, I see a clear moral imperative to defeat the power grab of a man who would endanger the sacred liberties of every man dwelling in America, but especially of the most autonomous and industrious among us. I shall enumerate, in brief, a horrid threefold menace that a would-be Kerry administration poses to our freedoms across the board. - Kerry’s national health insurance...
  • After 38 Years, Fritz Hollings Is Leaving Congress. As Usual, He's Not Going Quietly

    10/18/2004 2:19:39 PM PDT · by Babsig · 40 replies · 1,477+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, October 14, 2004 | Peter Carlson
    Excerpts: Sen. Fritz Hollings, the 82-year-old South Carolina Democrat, is sitting on his office sofa, telling stories in his inimitable style, which is funny and caustic. Suddenly, his eyes close and his chin drops to his chest. He looks like a man who's about to drool on his impeccable blue-and-white pinstripe shirt....So, after 38 years in the Senate, Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings is heading home to Charleston with his wife, Peatsy.... Reporters: "They just look for a smart-ass remark. They already got their stories written, and they're just looking for filler to show they did a little bit of work."...
  • Kerry Blames Bush for Democrats' Scheme to Revive Draft

    10/15/2004 12:19:54 PM PDT · by demlosers · 16 replies · 738+ views
    News Max ^ | Friday, Oct. 15, 2004
    There he goes again: Sen. John Kerry apparently thinks the American people are so stupid and uninformed that they'll blame President Bush for Democrats' effort to renew the military draft. Then again, Kerry's campaign of deceit has been working, according to a recent poll. The Des Moines Register today quoted Kerry as claiming, "With George Bush, the plan for Iraq is more of the same and the great potential of a draft." In reality, as NewsMax's Insider Report noted last week, it's Kerry's own party that has been trying to do that. When will Kerry tell fellow Democrats Charlie Rangel...
  • CBS is at it again

    09/28/2004 6:53:55 PM PDT · by mombrown1 · 63 replies · 2,508+ views
    Tonight CBS was at it again. They ran a story about the draft and never referred to SB 89 by Fritz Hollings (SC-D) and HR163 - Charles Rangel (D-New York), Jim McDermott (D-Washington), John Conyers (D-Michigan), John Lewis (D-Georgia), Pete Stark (D-California) and Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii). I have already emailed CBS evening@cbsnews.com and complained. The transcript follows: The Issues: Reviving The Draft PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28, 2004 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/28/eveningnews/main646055.shtml (CBS) CBS News continues an election-year series titled "What Does It Mean To You?" focused on where the presidential candidates stand on major issues and how a vote for one or the other...
  • Rumors of a draft gather steam but Congress says it won't happen

    08/08/2004 5:48:24 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 1,188+ views
    © 2004 The Syracuse Post-Standard. ^ | Sunday, August 08, 2004 | By Peter Lyman
    There is no serious effort afoot to restore the draft, contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet. One Web site, bushdraft.com, claims to have "absolute proof that (President) Bush is making plans to reinstate the draft by the middle of 2005." Like most rumors, these contain enough kernels of fact to sustain, if not a feeding frenzy, then a platter of tantalizing hors d'oeuvres for conspiracy enthusiasts: Draft boards are indeed being maintained, but they have been routinely funded by Congress all along. The just-approved appropriation increases the previous year's spending on Selective Service by less than 1 percent. Upon...
  • Hollings Says Edwards, “Doesn’t Have Nearly the Experience”

    07/06/2004 12:56:02 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 37 replies · 1,594+ views
    SCGOP News | 7/6/04 | SCGOP
    Kerry & Edwards: Liberals Through & Through Hollings Says Edwards, “Doesn’t Have Nearly the Experience” (Columbia) – Democratic Presidential Nominee John Kerry picked first term United States Senator from North Carolina John Edwards this morning to be his Vice Presidential choice. And while some Democrats might like to think that Edwards can help Kerry by wooing Southern voters with a smooth Southern drawl, the reality is that neither Edwards nor Kerry are in tune with South Carolina voters. In fact, the only real difference between the two senators is their accents. "John Edwards has the right accent, but the wrong...
  • White House Press Corps: "Who's Coming to Civil Rights Event?"

    07/01/2004 1:47:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 7 replies · 578+ views
    White House Press Office ^ | 7/1/2004 | White House Press Office
    At Thursday's White House press briefing, Press Secretary Scott McClellan talked about the East Room event being held later that day to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Since a guest list had not yet been released, reporters were asking who would be attending. Q Scott, as far as who is going to be there today, we heard that tentatively the daughter of President Johnson would be there. MR. McCLELLAN: I believe that's correct. We'll get you a list of those who will be attending. And I did see her name on the list. So I suspect...
  • Senator Calls Americans Infidels

    06/24/2004 5:23:06 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 115 replies · 240+ views
    GoGov.com ^ | June 24, 2004 | Fritz himself
    "In the war against terrorism, we’ve given the terrorists a cause and created more terrorism. Even though Saddam is gone, the majority of the Iraqi people want us gone. We have proven ourselves infidels." - Senator Earnest (Fritz) Hollings (D.,SC) Editorial
  • Involuntary draft met with mixed opinions - Most members of Congress do not think it will pass

    06/15/2004 6:43:06 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 30 replies · 290+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 6/15/2004 | Ronda Gregory
    Bob Gay/The Dominion Post Photos U.S. Army recruiter SFC Willie Richardson stands by a bulletin board bearing photos of the newest recruits to enlist in the Morgantown area. Richardson said recruits from the area have a high level of patriotism and interest in serving their country. "I'm definitely against it. I just think that if you inscript people you get people who don't want to be there. The military would be better suited by those individuals who want to be there. Whether it's men or women, a voluntary system would make a bett er military." Buz Clark, furniture company...
  • South Carolina's GOP Senate Primary Forces David Beasley Into Runoff with Jim DeMint

    06/09/2004 5:33:55 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 87 replies · 409+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 06-09-04 | Newsmax.com
    South Carolina's GOP Senate Primary Forces Beasley Into Runoff NewsMax.com Wires Wednesday, June 9, 2004 Hoping for a political comeback, former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley found himself unable to clinch a primary victory and was forced into a runoff in his bid to win the Republican nomination for one of the nation's most closely watched Senate seats. Tuesday's primary put Beasley up against three-term Rep. Jim DeMint in the GOP's effort to grab the longtime Democrat seat held by retiring Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings. Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum won the Democrats' nomination. Beasley got 37 percent of the vote,...