Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $75,431
Woo hoo!! And now less than $12.6k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!! God bless6

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Palin makes US TV interview debut

    09/12/2008 12:46:34 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 170+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 12, 2008
    he US Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, has rejected criticism that she is not experienced enough, in her first US TV interview. Speaking to ABC News, Mrs Palin said she was "ready" to serve the US as deputy to John McCain. On foreign affairs, the 44-year-old Alaska governor said she backed Nato membership for Ukraine and Georgia. Mrs Palin was also quizzed on previous comments she made describing the war in Iraq as being a "task from God". She said she was quoting the words of Abraham Lincoln: "I would never presume to know God's will or to speak God's...
  • Sarah Palin first major interview: 'Ready to lead the nation'

    09/12/2008 12:42:47 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 290+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 12, 2008 | Alex Spillius
    In her first major interview since being named as the Republican vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin adopted a tough tone on national security and claimed she was ready to lead the nation if necessary. The Alaska governor categorized the recent Russian invasion of Georgia as "unacceptable". She said that if Georgia become a member of Nato, then war with Russia might be necessary in order to protect a US ally. "Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a Nato ally, if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help," she...
  • Is it possible ABC News is biased or something?

    09/12/2008 12:34:54 AM PDT · by Free Descendant · 24 replies · 157+ views
  • Going for Broke - In bailing out Fannie and Freddie, the feds up the ante on a bet that they may...

    09/12/2008 12:30:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 177+ views
    City Journal ^ | 11 September 2008 | Nicole Gelinas
    In bailing out Fannie and Freddie, the feds up the ante on a bet that they may not be able to cover.Just days after the White House nationalized quasi-private mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, all eyes were on Lehman Brothers. The investment bank saw its share price plunge from $70 a year ago to $7 Wednesday—or $3 less than Bear Stearns shareholders got when the feds rescued its creditors from bankruptcy in March. It’s possible that we’re now about to see the real consequences of Uncle Sam’s Fannie and Freddie action, and that the taxpayers’ inn for indigent...
  • Obama asks Bill Clinton to help with fightback

    09/12/2008 12:29:48 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 25 replies · 124+ views
    Guardian ^ | September 12, 2008 | Ewen MacAskill and Suzanne Goldenberg
    Barack Obama yesterday made a belated personal appeal to Bill Clinton for advice on how to fight back against a resurgent Republican presidential campaign. The lunchtime meeting in New York between the Democratic party's two towering figures came amid growing despair at Obama's slide in the polls in the past week. Democratic figures are openly expressing fears that he does not have a strategy to counter the rising appeal of John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin. Although Clinton extravagantly praised Obama in his speech to the Democratic convention in Denver last month, the relationship between the two has...
  • John McCain offers Barack Obama a cabinet post

    09/12/2008 12:29:45 AM PDT · by library user · 53 replies · 498+ views ^ | September 12, 2008 | by Toby Harnden
    ** EXCERPT ** This is one promise that Senator John McCain might struggle to keep if he does win in November. When asked by Time's Rick Stengel, moderating the 9/11 anniversary forum on national service here at Columbia University in uptown New York city, whether he would give Barack Obama a cabinet job, he responded that he would. "Governor Schwarzenegger has made the service czar a cabinet-level appointment," Stengel said. "Would you, as president, do the same and would you name Senator Obama to your cabinet for National Service?" McCain paused for a beat before replying with a smile: "Yes!"...
  • Curfews: A New Crime-Fighting Tool (MSM passive-agressive piece on the end of Mayberry)

    09/12/2008 12:22:05 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 8 replies · 199+ views
    Time via Yahoo! News ^ | 9-11-08 | James McKinney
    For much of the latter part of summer, police officers in Helena, Arkansas, shouldered military-style M-16 rifles equipped with laser sights and patrolled the streets of this little community of 15,000. White signs on large blue barrels were placed in a 10-block area, warning that it was under 24-hour curfew. "Everybody is subject to being stopped and questioned," said Mayor James Valley. "Our officers will ride in unmarked vehicles, pull surprises on people and check everybody out to see who they are." A crime spree prompted a similar lockdown in Hartford, Connecticut. After a chain of shootings that left one...
  • Apple rises to #4 in U.S. home notebook computer market; brand loyalty at all-time high

    09/12/2008 12:16:03 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies · 246+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 12:00 PM EDT
    Apple has increased its home notebook PC share to now rank #4 in the home installed base. It has strengthened its position among the socioeconomically elite, attracting the younger, more highly-educated, and higher income households, as well as the self-employed, according to the Apple Profile Report 2008 from MetaFacts, Inc. “Like the camel slipping its nose under the tent, Apple is reaching into American households as the 2nd or 3rd Home PC,” said Dan Ness, Principal Analyst at MetaFacts, in the press release. “Where Apple shines is as the 3rd PC, ranking fifth with 8% of 3rd Home PCs, and...
  • A little of real Palin revealed

    09/12/2008 12:10:13 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 42 replies · 354+ views
    -snip- She staked out a hawkish line on Russia. If Georgia were a member of Nato, she made clear, then America and its allies would have to defend its independence. It may have sounded gung-ho, but who could disagree with a central tenet of Nato membership? In the end this interview is unlikely to dramatically alter already strongly held perceptions Perhaps a more experienced politician would have avoided hypotheticals. But then isn't such straight talk part of her appeal? An antidote to the more academic thought processes of say a Barak Obama. Governor Palin did seem rather hazy when asked...
  • Why I'm Voting for John McCain

    09/12/2008 12:09:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies · 120+ views ^ | 9-12-08 | Burt Prelutsky
    Frankly, I’m amazed that the Democratic party is anything more than a cult. How in the world do they garner more votes than the Libertarians or the Greens? They are beholden to trial lawyers, teachers unions and the ecological crazies. So, why is it that upwards of 55 million Americans are ready, even anxious, to vote for Barack Obama in November? It’s a scary thought. But not half as scary as the notion of “Hail to the Chief” becoming Senator Obama’s theme song. Democrats insist that we shouldn’t drill off the Pacific coast or in Alaska or in the Dakotas...
  • Michelle Obama says 'election will change the world' "It doesn't even matter who you vote for."

    09/12/2008 12:05:28 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 34 replies · 205+ views
    Journal News /PghBaldy ^ | September 12 | Dave Grebe
    "It doesn't even matter who you vote for. Vote for somebody," she added to shouts of "Obama!"
  • Obama Plans Sharper Tone as Party Frets

    09/12/2008 12:04:39 AM PDT · by beagleone · 26 replies · 267+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/12/08 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and JEFF ZELENY
    Senator Barack Obama will intensify his assault against Senator John McCain, with new television advertisements and more forceful attacks by the candidate and surrogates beginning Friday morning, as he confronts an invigorated Republican presidential ticket and increasing nervousness in the Democratic ranks...
  • White Trash In The White House? (Melanie Morgan On The Left's Real View Of Women Alert)

    09/12/2008 12:03:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 422+ views ^ | 9/12/2008 | Melanie Morgan
    These are just a few of the foul thoughts from the left. Let them keep talking, because they're goring their own pigs. The country now knows that the lies they've told us about equal treatment for all women and all people was just a way to get them headlines and make them money. I'm no bra-burning hippy chick who faints at the sight of a former community organizer, but my estrogen is on fire with this hateful treatment of a woman. Attacking her because of her policies is one thing. But going after her because you don't like her hair,...
  • No Choice But The Lesser Of Two Evils

    09/11/2008 11:58:04 PM PDT · by Calculus_of_Consent · 32 replies · 146+ views
    What has happened to the Republican party. When I was 18 I cast my first vote ever for Ronald Reagan. I did that proudly. I had a bumper sticker on car and I put a yard sign in my parents yard. Since then it has been down hill all the way. Now in 2008, the best argument that I have heard for voting for McCain is that he is not Obama. I have no enthusiasm for McCain. Not only do I not have a bumper sticker on my car or a yard sign in my yard, I am embarrassed to...
  • McMussolini (Ilana Mercer On The Conservative Dilemma Between Socialism And Statism Alert)

    09/11/2008 11:56:13 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 137+ views ^ | 9/12/2008 | Ilana Mercer
    Recall, Barack's bride had already cautioned that her husband would not let Americans be complacent. Under an Obama administration, the right to opt out and be left alone – an essential ingredient of American individualism – would be frowned upon. Obama himself has called for "shared sacrifice." "At $3.5 billion a year," reported the Washington Post, Obama's "service plan would "grow the AmeriCorps program … expand the Foreign Service and create an Energy Corps to conduct renewable energy and environmental cleanup projects." Pilfering from the people so as to establish brigades that'll corral them into this or the other service...
  • Hair Plugs Cause Rare Infection (will Biden use this for the Torricelli option to drop out?)

    09/11/2008 11:48:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies · 305+ views
    Hair Plugs Cause Rare Infection August 28, 2001 - New York, NY When Dr. Bruce E. Hirsch saw the 44-year-old man, he was ``about as sick as possible.'' The cause? A hair plug gone awry. ``It's very rare, but...this poor guy had a hair transplant done in a dermatologist's office in New Jersey and gets a lot of bleeding,'' recalls Hirsch, an internist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. ``He had septic shock, which went to his lungs and made holes there.'' As more and more men turn to hair plugs as a surgical antidote to baldness,...
  • Palin Wows Indians at Convention; Jindal’s Stock Soars

    09/11/2008 11:34:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 517+ views
    India-West ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | RICHARD SPRINGER
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tore through the Republican National Convention like a lead sled in the Iditarod dogsled race, while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who chose to forgo a scheduled convention speech by staying away to deal with Hurricane Gustav, catapulted to the top tier as a GOP presidential candidate in 2012 or 2016. Indian American Republicans who attended the convention Sept. 1-4 unanimously raved to India-West about Senator John McCain’s vice presidential choice and Palin’s stiletto-like jibes at Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama in her acceptance speech. “She sent a vibrant message to Middle America that she connects...
  • Michelle Obama absent from 9/11 ceremony to be home with girls for 1st week of school. But...

    09/11/2008 11:33:54 PM PDT · by IDRATHERNOT · 210 replies · 1,959+ views
    Conspiciously absent from September 11th memorial service, the Obama campaign claimed Michelle Obama was home with her children for the 1st week of school. However, on Sep. 10th, she spent most of the day at a "Working Mothers" roundtable in Fishers, Indiana (a 3.5 hour drive from Chicago). FISHERS, Ind. — More evidence Indiana is in play this presidential election year: the Obama campaign focused on the state again Wednesday. This time it was Michelle Obama, right in the heart of Republican territory.
  • Duke defends decision to dismiss Giuliani’s son (random MSM anti-GOP story)

    09/11/2008 11:32:41 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 8 replies · 210+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 9-10-08 | Yahoo! Sports
    DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University says former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s son was properly dismissed from the golf team and was never promised a spot on the squad. Andrew Giuliani sued Duke in July, claiming he was improperly cut from the team earlier this year and that the coach violated a contract he entered when he agreed to come to the university and pay $200,000 in tuition and fees. But Duke said in a court filing Wednesday that the 22-year-old Giuliani was properly suspended after throwing an apple in the face of another player, breaking a golf club during...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-12-08, Opt Mem Most Holy Name of Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/11/2008 11:19:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 75+ views American Bible ^ | 09-12-08 | New American Bible
    September 12, 2008                                     Friday of the Twenty-third Week                                 in Ordinary Time       Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 11 Cor 9:16-19, 22b-27 Brothers and sisters:If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast,for an obligation has been imposed on me,and woe to me if I do not preach it!If I do so willingly, I have a recompense,but if unwillingly, then I have been entrusted with a stewardship.What then is my recompense?That, when I preach, I offer the Gospel free...
  • A Tangled Story of Addiction (Washington Compost hit piece on Cindy McCain)

    09/11/2008 11:18:40 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 494+ views
    A Tangled Story of Addiction Consequences of Cindy McCain's Drug Abuse Were More Complex Than She Has Portrayed By Kimberly Kindy Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 12, 2008; A01 When Cindy McCain is asked what issues she would champion as first lady, she often cites one of the most difficult periods of her life: her battle with -- and ultimate victory over -- prescription painkillers. Her struggle, she has said repeatedly, taught her valuable lessons about drug abuse that she would pass on to the nation. "I think it made me a better person as well as a better...
  • Liquidity crunch catches up with Russian tycoons

    09/11/2008 11:18:24 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 1 replies · 79+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 9.11.08 | Catherine Belton and Charles Clover
    The falling price of oil and increased political risk following the conflict in Georgia played a prominent role in driving Russia's stock market to new lows yesterday. But bankers and traders said that the underlying reason for the selling was a liquidity crunch of the kind that affected western markets a year ago but has only recently appeared in Russia - a serious cash shortage that is forcing banks and funds to sell otherwise attractive assets. Analysts said the market was being forced down as leading Russian businessmen and funds had to liquidate positions due to margin calls as they...
  • Coast To Coast AM with George Noory tonight!!

    09/11/2008 11:04:42 PM PDT · by Gator_that_eats_Dems · 17 replies · 338+ views
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | Gator_that_eats_dems
    I was listening to this syndicated show tonight, and George has Glynnis McCants, a lady specializing in numerology. Well she was examining the four people running for the White House, breaking down their lifes, based on their birthdays. George asked for a prediction of her and she said that with it being a very competitive year, she cant tell a decisive victor, but she did state that if the Dems keep attacking Sarah Palin, this is John McCain's year and election. However, if they focus more on the issues and not on Palin, they have a chance to win. George...
  • WashPo claims: Palin Links Iraq to Sept. 11 In Talk to Troops in Alaska

    09/11/2008 10:59:55 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 39 replies · 331+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2008 | Anne E. Kornblut
    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans." The idea that the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein helped al-Qaeda plan the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a view once promoted by Bush administration officials, has since been rejected even by the president himself. But it is widely agreed that militants allied...
  • Tattletale Pranks and Kindergarten Pursuits

    09/11/2008 10:57:32 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 357 replies · 1,560+ views
    12 September, 2008 | joanie-f
    Most conservatives decry the ‘bread and circuses’ atmosphere of modern politics, principally because the consistent focus on meaningless pursuits takes the citizens’ focus away from the important issues … even crises … that must be considered, and faced, if we are to remain a free society. Our Founders continually warned that liberty, and the republican form of government that is best suited to ensure it, can only be maintained through an informed citizenry. Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, are necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties.Many of...
  • For those who missed it here is the ABC interview with Sarah Palin

    09/11/2008 10:57:00 PM PDT · by Snurple · 28 replies · 189+ views
    youtube ^ | today | self
    Sarah did an excellent job! She knows 99% more about the "Bush Doctrine" than most voters who know ZERO so who cares. Shes showed herself to be poised and knowledgeable. She will only get better as time passes.At the risk of sounding sexist...Sarah has some "HOT" legs!Link
  • Palin Energizes GOP Hopefuls.

    09/11/2008 10:56:52 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 13 replies · 222+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 12, 2008 | GREG HITT
    The McCain-Palin ticket's rise in the polls is giving optimism to Republican candidates down the ballot as well, helping lift fund raising and stirring excitement among supporters. Republican Party officials tracking congressional races and gubernatorial contests suggest they have seen an increase in volunteers since Sen. John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate Aug. 29. The following week, the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $247,382 in online donations -- double its take for all of August. The average contribution that week was $101, the low-dollar total suggesting enthusiasm among grass-roots supporters. Republican candidates across the country...
  • Ward Churchill: Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago

    09/11/2008 10:52:58 PM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies · 910+ views
    several sources | several authors
    "Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago?"August, 2003: Ward Churchill Caught On Tape Advocating Terrorism [vs Fellow Americans] Audio link at Michell Malkin's website (included below) Question from audience: You mentioned a little bit ago, "Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago," that's my question. Churchill: I'm gonna repeat that, tell me if I got that right: Why shouldn't we do something and how do you you move so they don't see you coming....
  • Obama believes the next President will inherit an unstable Iraq...

    09/11/2008 10:51:38 PM PDT · by JohnRand · 20 replies · 167+ views ^ | 09/09/08 | Sasha Johnson
    "....“At this point what it appears is the next president will inherit a status quo that is still unstable, Obama told reporters at a high school outside Dayton. “And what’s going to be required is a comprehensive strategy, and that’s what I’ve been offering for the last two years...."
  • Pakistan - New missile attack leave 11 or 12 dead

    09/11/2008 10:49:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 252+ views
    AFP via translation | September 12, 2008
    via translation - Pakistan: new missile apparently American, 11 or 12 dead MIRANSHAH (Pakistan) - A new missile apparently fired by a drone of the American army came to Afghanistan Friday killed 11 or 12 people in the north-west Pakistan, where Washington wants to eradicate the dens of Al-Qaeda and Taliban have assured local officials. The new strike comes after an exchange of acrimonious About between Washington and Islamabad, however, its ally in its "war against terrorism": the USA have threatened to expand military operations in the tribal areas of Pakistan bordering the Afghanistan, Pakistan has vowed to oppose "any...
  • Jimmy Kimmel: Putting Lipstick on a Pig

    09/11/2008 10:47:56 PM PDT · by 1955Ford · 37 replies · 169+ views
    Jimmy Kimmel's summary of the incident
  • FOX News Poll: War on Terror Remains a Major Concern

    09/11/2008 10:45:55 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 1 replies · 92+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | Matt London
    Seven years after the events of September 11, eight out of 10 Americans - 81 percent - believe the war on terrorism is at least as important today as it was just after the attacks. Yet, while 72 percent of voters say they are concerned about terrorist attacks, those worries now rank behind other issues troubling voters, such as the nation's economy and gas prices. While it may seem the threat of terrorist attacks is foremost on the minds of Americans, it falls behind other concerns such as the nation's economy (93 percent concerned), gas prices (87 percent concerned), the...
  • Will Chotiner's Law Work in 2008?

    09/11/2008 10:41:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 267+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2008 | Paul Shlichta
    Murray Chotiner, who successfully managed Nixon's campaigns in 1950 and 1968, was the Ty Cobb of political campaigning, a ruthless and brilliant exponent of the philosophy that "politics is war." What would he think about this year' election? In 1964, he predicted that Goldwater would lose. His general rule was that the party whose candidates do the most fighting during the primaries almost always loses the election. His argued that the mutual accusations and mudslinging during the primaries causes bitterness that prevents a united front against the other party during the final campaign. Moreover, the other party's candidate has the benefit...
  • New Court Decision Affirms that 4th Amendment Protects Location Information

    09/11/2008 10:41:20 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 6 replies · 246+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 | Unattributed
    Government Must Get a Warrant Before Seizing Cell Phone Location Records San Francisco - In an unprecedented victory for cell phone privacy, a federal court has affirmed that cell phone location information stored by a mobile phone provider is protected by the Fourth Amendment and that the government must obtain a warrant based on probable cause before seizing such records.The Department of Justice (DOJ) had asked the federal court in the Western District of Pennsylvania to overturn a magistrate judge's decision requiring the government to obtain a warrant for stored location data, arguing that the government could obtain such information...
  • Sheriff Lott's New Toy

    09/11/2008 10:27:19 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 65 replies · 843+ views ^ | 9.01.2008 | Rdley Balko
    The Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department (that's them above) just obtained an armored personnel carrier, complete with a belt-fed, .50-cal turreted machine gun. Sheriff Leon Lott has charmingly named the vehicle "The Peacemaker," and insists that using a caliber of ammunition that even the U.S. military is reluctant to use against human targets (it's generally reserved for use against armored vehicles) will "save lives."
  • Mike Klonsky: Obama Blogger Who is Mike Klonsky and why does Obama let him blog?

    09/11/2008 10:18:57 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 28 replies · 549+ views
    Political Wrinkles ^ | 06-25-2008 | unknown
    Mike Klonsky : Obama blogger -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Klonsky has had a blog on Obama's official website for a few months now (His first article is from February)... Soooo who's Mike Klonsky?... Quote: Michael Klonsky (born 1943) is an American educator and political activist. He is perhaps most famous for being National Secretary of Students for a Democratic Society in 1968... ...On May 12, 1969, Klonsky and four other SDSers were arrested at the organization's Chicago national headquarters for assaulting a police officer, interfering with a firefighter, and inciting mob action[/b]. A prank call to a local police station said there...
  • Obama Losing Traction Among Younger Voters

    09/11/2008 10:15:06 PM PDT · by Reagan is King · 65 replies · 1,860+ views ^ | Friday, September 12, 2008 | Matt Towery
    The hidden story of the last week has been the shift in many states and nationwide among the youngest of voters, those ages 18-to-29, from a solid entrenchment in the Obama camp to a significant drift toward a newly revived John McCain effort, all courtesy of Gov. Sarah Palin. Our survey approach keeps young respondents from being interviewed by young interviewers, thus avoiding the inevitable pressure a youthful poll respondent might feel to "fit in" and claim to be a supporter of Obama. As a result, younger voters, while still favoring Obama, have moved to the McCain column in not...
  • Animal Farm: Who the REAL PIGS represent

    09/11/2008 10:06:43 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 8 replies · 1,889+ views
    Self | 9/12/2008 | SRM
    Which Animal Farm Pig is Obama? Old Major Napolean Snowball Squealer Minimus Search Google For Animal Farm Pigs:
  • Porker of the Month

    09/11/2008 10:06:38 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 5 replies · 178+ views
    Porker of the Month is a dubious honor given to lawmakers, government officials, and political candidates who have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers. Congress left for its traditional August recess after accomplishing nothing. Of the 100 bills enacted since January, 94 were to name government buildings or lands or make technical corrections to existing laws. The accomplishments included "Frank Sinatra Day," "National Plumbing Industry Week," and "National Day of the Cowboy." The deadline for passing the 12 annual appropriations bills has been deliberately ignored. There are two reasons for this failure to act. First, Pelosi and...
  • Stung by Criticism Over Georgia, Putin Asks West for a Little Understanding

    09/11/2008 10:05:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 361+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2008 | ELLEN BARRY
    MOSCOW — For three and a half hours on Thursday, in tones that were alternately pugilistic and needy, Vladimir V. Putin tried to explain himself. More than a month has passed since Russia sent columns of armor into Georgia, asserting its sphere of influence with a confidence not seen since the days of the Soviet Union. But since the first hours of this crisis, Russian leaders have been asking the same question with mounting frustration: Why is everyone blaming us for this? Mr. Putin, Russia’s prime minister, made his case on Thursday in Sochi, Russia, before the Valdai Discussion Club,...
  • Feminist Army Aims Its Canons At Palin (The Hypocrisy Of The Radical Feminists Alert)

    09/11/2008 10:04:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 310+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/12/2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    Whether or not Sarah Palin helps John McCain win the election, her greatest work may already be behind her. She’s exposed the feminist con job. Don’t take my word for it. Feminists have been screaming like stuck pigs 24/7 since Palin was announced as McCain’s running mate. (Are pig metaphors completely verboten now?) Feminist author Cintra Wilson writes in Salon (a house organ of the Angry Left) that the notion of Palin as vice president is “akin to ideological brain rape.” Presumably just before the nurse upped the dosage on her medication, Wilson continued, “Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa...
  • Global Warming Update..scientists find soulution to shrinking icebergs. HUMOR

    09/11/2008 10:03:41 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 3 replies · 124+ views
    The solution to shrinking ICEBERGS is VIAGRA!!! Oh all gore I knew you had a corprate sponser for this whole Global Warming thing. You big Con-Artist/Man/bear/pig
  • Insider Advantage Releases New Round of Polls (McCain leads 5 of 6 Battleground States_

    09/11/2008 9:57:56 PM PDT · by comebacknewt · 106 replies · 459+ views
    Insider Advantage via ^ | 9/11/2008 | Insider Advantage / Poll Position
    Florida: McCain +8Ohio: McCain +1Michigan: McCain +1Colorado: Obama +3Nevada: McCain +1Georgia: McCain +18
  • Tip your hand: Obama picked Biden as a trojan horse ploy (Ramblings)

    09/11/2008 9:57:38 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 33 replies · 157+ views
    Self | 9/12/2008 | SRM
    I firmly believe that Obama picked Biden intentionally in order to have McCain tip his hand. I believe he did not like the fact he had to pick first, and this is his petty way of manipulating the system. He is a very calculating communist pig.
  • What makes people vote Republican ? (Mega Barfer)

    09/11/2008 9:44:45 PM PDT · by libh8er · 53 replies · 662+ views
    Edge ^ | 9.9.08 | Jonathan Haidt
    What makes people vote Republican? Why in particular do working class and rural Americans usually vote for pro-business Republicans when their economic interests would seem better served by Democratic policies? We psychologists have been examining the origins of ideology ever since Hitler sent us Germany's best psychologists, and we long ago reported that strict parenting and a variety of personal insecurities work together to turn people against liberalism, diversity, and progress. But now that we can map the brains, genes, and unconscious attitudes of conservatives, we have refined our diagnosis: conservatism is a partially heritable personality trait that predisposes some...
  • FINANCIAL TIMES-Democrats on Capitol Hill fear Obama fallout

    09/11/2008 9:43:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies · 209+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 9-11-09 | Andrew Ward
    Democratic jitters about the US presidential race have spread to Capitol Hill, where some members of Congress are worried that Barack Obama’s faltering campaign could hurt their chances of re-election. Party leaders have been hoping to strengthen Democratic control of the House and Senate in November, but John McCain’s jump in the polls has stoked fears of a Republican resurgence. A Democratic fundraiser for Congressional candidates said some planned to distance themselves from Mr Obama and not attack Mr McCain. “If people are voting for McCain it could help Republicans all the way down the ticket, even in a year...

    09/11/2008 9:39:10 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 35 replies · 231+ views
    self- vanity | 9/11/2008 | SELF
    Where was Michelle today for the Ground Zero ceremonies? (Note to Mods: Did a search and found nothing - remove if redundant.)
  • Obama Smears Himself and Ends up In The “Pits”

    09/11/2008 9:38:27 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 75 replies · 273+ views
    Chronwatch-America ^ | 9/12/08 | Self
    Obama Smears Himself and Ends up In The “Pits” No matter how Obama has tried to conceal his “pig in lipstick," comment, the smear remaining is on Obama. And like all good lipsticks, it will not wipe off easily. There are three issues to be recognized when analyzing his comments of Sept. 9. 1) The contemptuous statements made at that appearance cannot be denied as being anything other than designed and scripted to be offensive to Palin and McCain. Lest anyone foolishly consider that Obama might simply have made another gaffe, the proof of this actually being a calculated remark...
  • Meet the Obama Pro-Lifers (effort to tell pro-life voters that Obama will reduce abortion)

    09/11/2008 9:33:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 663+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/12/2008 | Matt Bowman
    Have you met the "Welfare-Only Pro-Lifers"? They are spearheading Barack Obama's effort to tell pro-life voters that Obama will reduce abortion. What WOPLs are not telling people is that John McCain would fund abortion-reduction, too, while Obama's other policies will vastly increase abortion. WOPLs believe that being a pro-life candidate means nothing more than giving government funding to low income women during and after pregnancy. WOPLs take their lead from Obama himself. Alongside his clumsy abortion comments, Obama often suggests that government funding would help women choose not to abort. WOPLs include people like law professor Doug Kmiec, whose book...
  • McCain Blows It - Defends Obama's Community Organizer Record (Goes After The Moderate Vote Alert)

    09/11/2008 9:31:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 145 replies · 1,778+ views
    Michelle ^ | 9/11/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    You know, I was going to call it a night. And then I saw the story about John McCain’s appearance at the 9/11 Columbia University forum earlier this evening. Every time you grit your teeth and defend this guy, he pulls something like this. Hey, Maverick: Way to throw Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani, and your strategists who had the sense to seize on Obama’s abysmal, ineffectual record as a Chicago rabble-rouser under the bus! Criiiiiikey: Barack Obama and John McCain attempted to set their differences aside Thursday night, if only for a moment, as they encouraged Americans to volunteer in...