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  • Richard Armitage: Bush's CIA tortured

    04/16/2009 11:12:31 AM PDT · by meandog · 45 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Swamp ^ | 4/16/09 | by Mark Silva
    Richard Armitage, who served as chief deputy to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, says now that he would have resigned if he had known that the CIA was interrogating suspected terrorists with "water-boarding,'' that simulated drowning now banned in U.S. interrogations of detainees The Bush administration maintained that it did not condone "torture,'' but this ex-deputy secretary of state says water-boarding is exactly that. "As far as I'm concerned, that was torture,'' he said in an interview aired today by Al Jazeerah English. The CIA has acknowledged using water-boarding on three high-value detainees in 2002 and 2003 with the...
  • Brad Garrett's 'Racist' Taunts: 'Wear the Turban!' (Brother on Everybody Loves Raymond)

    04/16/2009 11:11:32 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 24 replies · 1,146+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 10:25 am / Apr 16th, 2009
    Brad Garrett's Racist Taunts Brad Garrett ignited a new racial firestorm yesterday when the giant actor dropped some serious slurs at a paparazzo during a heated argument in the middle of the street. We don't know what set off the scuffle, but Garrett can be clearly heard saying, "Wear the turban! Wear the turban!" People had to restrain both Garrett and the photog from attacking each other, but eventually Brad got into his car and drove off. A rep for Garrett was not immediately available for comment. Him and the pap are yelling at each other and being held back...
  • A Parliament Didn't Get the Last Tea Party Either

    04/16/2009 11:11:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 529+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 16, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Deliberative legislative bodies tend to be dismissive when the people express an opinion the ruling class doesn't share. It started with a handbill posed on November 29, 1773 inviting Bostonians to attend a meeting to plan a protest of taxes on tea. When asked to comment on the April 15, 2009 Tea Parties across America, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, said, in essence, "The people just don't appreciate all the things the Crown has done for them."
  • YouTube - Susan Roesgen CNN: Bush Hilter OK Obama Hitler NO?!?!

    04/16/2009 11:09:43 AM PDT · by dan1123 · 35 replies · 1,499+ views
    Youtube ^ | April 15, 2009 | Stacielayne91
    During the Tea Party protest on Tax Day 2009, Susan Roesgen complained that a sign that showed Obama dressed as Hitler as being offensive. However, in January 2006 at a protest, she joked about a protester who wore a George W. Bush mask with a Hitler moustache and devil horns. The "wad of cash" in the demonstrator's hand was actually several phony dollar bills mocking the Bush administration.
  • Flashback: In 2006, CNN's Roesgen Joked About Bush/Hitler Mask

    04/16/2009 11:07:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 885+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 16, 2009 | Philip Klein
    Rarely is there as transparent an example of liberal media bias as the tantrum thrown by CNN's Susan Roesgen yesterday while "reporting" on a tea party, but the full extent of her bias only comes into light when you look back at her attitude toward anti-Bush protesters. In video posted by Paul Chesser from yesterday's CNN broadcast, Roesgen harassed a man who had a sign in which Obama was portrayed as a fascist with a Hitler mustache. "Why be so hard on the President of the United States though with such an offensive message?" an indignant Roesgen hollered.
  • Tea Party Pictures!

    04/16/2009 11:06:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeColumns · 3 replies · 559+ views
    Paul Ibrahim Blog ^ | April 16, 2009 | Paul Ibrahim
    Pittsburgh and more...
  • Update: Chicago Tea Party Crowd Confronts CNN Reporter After Hostile Interview

    04/16/2009 11:03:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 2,188+ views
    FoundingBloggers ^ | April 16, 2009
    "And that $50 billion comes with a f****** price tag lady!"
  • "Capitalism is Organized Crime" ( You are invited to attend ...Sunday, April 19 in DC)

    04/16/2009 11:03:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 64 replies · 1,548+ views
    ANSWER Member Coalition | April 13 2009 ( unsure ) | ANSWER Coalition
    The ANSWER Coalition encourages its members and supporters to attend an exciting educational event taking place in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 19. Please see below for the list of featured speakers. The "Capitalism is Organized Crime" conference will take place from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at the Festival Center, located at 1640 Columbia Rd. NW, between 16th and 17th Sts. (green line metro to Columbia Heights). Guest Speakers, Panels & Discussion Capitalism is a form of organized crime. The U.S. government is greasing the system's wheels to ensure that banks and big corporations get trillions in bailout funds....
  • "Unjustified Euphoria" in Markets About Economic Recovery

    04/16/2009 11:03:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies · 441+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/16/09 | Aaron Task
    There has been "slightly optimistic spin" from Washington and "unjustified euphoria" in markets about prospects for a near-term recovery, says Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insights.
  • Where's my Mummy? The Baby Kangaroo who Fell out of her Pouch After Mother was Scared by an Emu

    04/16/2009 11:01:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 802+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th April 2009
    With her huge furrry ears and long, quivering nose, baby kangaroo Tijana is utterly adorable. But her unarguable cuteness hides a rather unfortunate start to her short life. At just a few weeks old, the tiny creature tumbled from the pouch of her mother, who had been terrified by an emu. Tijana, who lives at Belgrade Zoo, in Serbia, had to be retrieved by staff and is now being handreared. She is still so young she cannot survive outside of a pouch and must stay in a special incubator, where the temperature remains a constant 35C. Biologists have also made...
  • No Ocean Necessary: A Tea Party in the Heartland

    04/16/2009 11:01:28 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 16 | Adam Graham
    Approximately 2,500 citizens marched from Julia Davis to Capitol Park in Boise, Idaho, as part of the national grassroots tea party movement. Many signs focused on big spending, big taxes, the dangers of socialism, out-of-control government growth, term limits, and concerns with runaway government. Some signs focused on preserving gun rights, border security, honoring the Tenth Amendment, and protecting state sovereignty. An even smaller number of signs spoke out against the Federal Reserve, abortion, and global warming. It was all good according to Nate Shellman, a 670 KBOI drive-time radio host who emceed the first leg of the tea party...
  • Booze Tree - Video - (AKA Marula tree) Funny/Interesting

    04/16/2009 11:01:19 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 745+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 16 09 | Nick
    The following video is real. The animals are eating the fermented fruit of the Marula tree. The Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) is a medium-sized dioecious tree, indigenous to the miombo woodlands of Southern Africa and the Sudano-Sahelian range of West Africa. The tree is a single stemmed tree with a wide spreading crown. It is characterised by a grey mottled bark. The tree grows up to 18m tall mostly in low altitudes and open woodlands. The fruits are used in the liqueur Amarula. The distribution of this species throughout Africa has followed the Bantu in their migrations, as it has been...
  • X-Men star Patrick Stewart in foul-mouthed tirade at fan who took picture in theatre

    04/16/2009 11:01:16 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 46 replies · 3,118+ views
    Daily Record ^ | 16 April 2009 | Jane Hamilton
    X-Men star Patrick Stewart in foul-mouthed tirade at fan who took picture in theatre Apr 16 2009 By Jane Hamilton HOLLYWOOD star Patrick Stewart launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a fan who took a picture of him onstage. He called the man an "a***hole" as he queued to get the actor's autograph following a stage performance.The 68-year-old X-Men star is touring with acting legend Sir Ian McKellan in Samuel Becket's classic play Waiting For Godot.As the fan waited outside the King's Theatre in Edinburgh afterwards, Stewart pointed his fingers and shouted: "Can you sleep at night?" His co-star Sir Ian looked...
  • Schakowsky: Tea parties "despicable" (Dem Rep Illinois)

    04/16/2009 10:59:34 AM PDT · by saganite · 90 replies · 3,519+ views
    The Hill Briefing Room ^ | April 16, 2009 | Eric Zimmermann
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted "tea party" protests yesterday, labeling the activities "despicable" and shameful." "The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs," Schakowsky said in a statement. "It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt. Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made...
  • ABC Reports Obama is 'Unaware of Tea Parties'

    04/16/2009 10:57:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 4,696+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 15, 2009 | Julia A. Seymour
    Maybe he just doesn't know that there are people who disagree with his massive tax and spend agenda. That would explain a lot. Perhaps the network media's near silence on the "tea party" phenomenon has kept President Obama from realizing that hundreds of tax day protests will happen today? "The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties and will hold his own event today," ABC's Dan Harris said on "Good Morning America" on April 15. Harris's story was the first ABC News report specifically about the tea parties since Rick Santelli's of CNBC's famous rant calling...
  • (Cash-Filled) Bra Saves Brazilian Woman's Life In Shooting

    04/16/2009 10:57:14 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 569+ views
    All Headline News ^ | April 16, 2009 | Shannon McAleenan
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AHN) - A Brazilian woman survived a robbery and shooting attack on a bus because she had stuffed money into her bra. Ivonete Pereira, 58, was shot in the chest by one of the attackers who were trying to rob a bus in Salvador, the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia in Brazil, the United Kingdom's Sky News reported. Pereira was traveling to her summer home in the nearby town on Lauro de Freitas. Because of frequent bus attacks in the area, she hid her money in the left cup of her bra. As the...
  • Should U.N. Control Children's Rights?

    04/16/2009 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies · 835+ views
    Fox News Video ^ | April, 2009 | Fox News Video
    Obama backs the U.N. and their agenda and guidelines on dictating to all children's rights and how to raise our children. Click Here
  • 0bama Outlines $8 Billion Plan For High-Speed Railway System

    04/16/2009 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 83 replies · 1,785+ views
    All Headline News ^ | April 16, 2009 | Kris Alingod
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - President Barack 0bama on Thursday outlined his plan for a high-speed railway system that he said would replace the nation's aging highways which are costing Americans $80 billion annually in lost productivity and wasted fuel. Speaking at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Transportation Sec. Ray Lahood and Vice President Joe Biden by his side, obama said, "If we want to move from recovery to prosperity, then we have to... build a new foundation for our future growth. Today, our aging system of highways and byways, air routes and rail lines is hindering that...
  • IMF predicts prolonged, deep global recession

    04/16/2009 10:53:06 AM PDT · by FromLori · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4/16/09
    The International Monetary Fund on Thursday forecast a prolonged, deep global recession, a "sluggish" recovery, and weak capital flows to emerging economies that would hammer eastern Europe.
  • North Texas TEA Party Report

    04/16/2009 10:51:50 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 5 replies · 375+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 16, 2009 | Norma Anderson
    (CARROLLTON, Texas) - Over 750 protestors turned out for the first Tax Day Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party in North Texas at the corner of Josey Lane and President George Bush Turnpike in Carrollton, a suburb of Dallas with 100,000 population. Protestors started at 11:30 a.m. and left at 1:30 p.m.. The rally was truly a grassroots effort without big name speakers, big name politicians and big promotions for political parties. Marching on the corners of the streets, the protesters were intense as they showed up in their patriotic colors and costumes. Some used tea bags as accessories. At a...