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  • Acting With Impunity, Watchdog group seeks answers to questions around Secretary Sebelius’s

    04/12/2013 2:45:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/13/13 | Andrew Evans
    A government watchdog group is seeking clarity into how an election regulation is enforced on government employees. Cause of Action sent a letter to several federal agencies on Monday asking how the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan campaign activity in their official capacity, applies to the subordinate who supported Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius when she violated the law last year. Sebelius broke the Hatch Act last year when she endorsed President Barack Obama and another Democratic candidate while speaking to a gay rights group in North Carolina in her...
  • Obama plays through on golf course during earthquake, inspires critics

    08/24/2011 7:24:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2011 | David Nakamura
    Is this the “bad optic” that President Obama’s critics have been waiting for: An Associated Press photo of the president taking a call on the golf course within the hour after the East Coast earthquake Tuesday? When Obama left for a 10-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard last week, critics and supporters alike warned that the image of him pursuing leisure activities on the tony island might make for an unfortunate contrast with much of the country mired in economic doldrums. Turned out it was a natural disaster, not the economy, which pierced his vacation bubble. But now we have a...
  • Once Again, MTV Exploits America’s Youth

    02/02/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Every adult - not just parents - should take the time to learn about the MTV show "Skins," a new "teen drama" that the Parents Television Council (PTC) has deemed "the most dangerous show on TV." Be careful when you go hunting for information about "Skins" lest your spouse conclude you've developed an interest in child pornography. The publicity...
  • "The List", Obama's activities for the week ending 6/27/2009

    06/26/2009 3:17:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 291+ views
    Nachumlist ^ | 6/26/09 | Nachum
    Obama's Twentysecond Week in Office "The List" for 6/26/2009 America’s biggest oil companies will probably cope with Obama's. carbon legislation by closing fuel plants, cutting capital spending and increasing imports.Diane J. Humetewa, the first female Native American U.S. attorney in history, will soon be out of a –  Obama's replacement a non-IndianAt least half a dozen men suspected or convicted of terrorism have been allowed by the U.S. government to keep their federal aviation licenses, including two who appear on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List and a Libyan sentenced to nearly three decades in prison by a Scottish court...
  • Cool activities on cool days (Cub Scouts)

    12/29/2007 5:50:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 177+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Cub Scouts braved the cold weather Thursday and Friday at the lower Garden Canyon picnic area for winter day camp. Eleven packs of Cub Scouts from throughout the Catalina Council’s Cochise District participated. Activities and workshops included first aid training, color guard/flag-handling training, astronomy, sports, crafts, hiking, outdoor lore and a BB-gun shooting range. A first aid station staffed by a U.S. Army medic was available, just in case. “We’re very fortunate to have this facility,” said day camp director Ken Robinson. “We use this area quite a bit in Scouting. It’s really a good place to...
  • Iran: Nuclear activities have not halted

    08/26/2007 11:00:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 222+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/07 | Ali Akbar Dareini - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Sunday its nuclear activities have not halted or slowed down, rejecting reports that it has not significantly expanded its uranium enrichment program this summer as planned. "There has been no slowing down, no halt and no retreat. Our activities continue on the same basis we began our peaceful nuclear program," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters. Hosseini was responding to speculation that the threat of more U.N. Security Council sanctions may have forced Iran to slow down its disputed uranium enrichment program. He also accused the U.S. of seeking to derail Iran's talks...
  • DNC: Dean Sends Mehlman Letter on RNC Funded Discriminatory and Un-American Campaign Activities

    09/12/2006 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies · 927+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/12/06
    DNC: Dean Sends Mehlman Letter on RNC Funded Discriminatory and Un-American Campaign Activities1 hour, 16 minutes ago To: National Desk Contact: Stacie Paxton or Luis Miranda, 202-863-8148, both of the DNC Press Office WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean sent a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman today calling on him to stop RNC-funded campaign activities that promote discrimination and endorse violence against political opponents. The letter was sent after a Michigan newspaper revealed that an RNC-funded organizer in Michigan is coordinating "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" and "Fun With Guns" events at...
  • CA: ACLU catalogs government surveillance of political activities

    07/27/2006 8:04:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 413+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/27/06 | Scott Lindlaw - ap
    The American Civil Liberties Union released a compilation of covert government surveillance of political activists in northern and central California on Thursday, decrying a "greater expansion of government power and the abuse of power" since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The group's Northern California branch blamed weak oversight of law-enforcement and intelligence agencies, and called for a new state government watchdog over their activities. "With inadequate regulation and an insufficient understanding of the protections afforded to protest and dissent, law enforcement has overstepped its bounds in monitoring political activity," the group said. The ACLU of Northern California cataloged instances of...
  • Rules of engagement set for political participation

    07/12/2006 6:42:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    7/12/2006 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Political freedom is something the military has defended since the founding of the United States. But, while free to participate in the political process, there are some rules military members need to know. "Our main job is to follow the orders that come down our chain of command, which has an elected official at the top," said Maj. Frank Minogue, chief of civil law for Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. "It would undermine our whole command structure if it appeared that the Air Force was supporting one side,...
  • Conservatives Step Up Activities Overseas

    01/14/2006 10:06:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 449+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/06 | David Carey - ap
    NEW YORK - From Peru to the Philippines to Poland, U.S.-based conservative groups are increasingly engaged in abortion and family-planning debates overseas, emboldened by their ties with the Bush administration and eager to compete with more liberal rivals. The result is that U.S. advocacy groups are now waging their culture war skirmishes worldwide as they try to influence other countries' laws and wrangle over how U.S. aid money should be spent. "We don't expect to see the United Nations change, or Western Europe change," said Joseph d'Agostino of the Population Research Institute, a Virginia-based anti-abortion group. "But with the Bush...
  • FBI looking into activities of Orange County Islamic scholar

    08/24/2005 9:53:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 461+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/24/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI has launched an inquiry into the dealings of an Orange County grocery store owner who is allegedly the U.S. leader of a little-known radical Islamic group that has been banned in parts of Europe and the Middle East, authorities said. Iyad Hilal, an Islamic author and philosopher, has lived in Orange County for more than a decade and hasn't drawn much attention to his writings or his role in the group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, which means Party of Liberation. The group has come under attack since the July 7 bombings in London where British Prime...
  • US animal rights fanatic in Britain vows to break law

    07/16/2005 11:09:12 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 26 replies · 514+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | July 17, 2005 | Daniel Foggo
    Animal rights extremists gathered secretly in a Kent field yesterday to hear an American activist declare: "We will break the law and destroy property until we win."Dr Steven Best, a philosophy professor and exponent of the Animal Liberation Front, told about 200 activists at the International Animal Rights Gathering 2005: "Now communism is dead, we are the new spectre in the world. We are named as the number one terrorist threat in the US and UK. Can you believe it?" He added: "We are not terrorists, but we are a threat. We are a threat both economically and philosophically. Our...
  • ACLU: Attacking American Freedoms Again - (annual letters urging ban on faith speeches)

    05/26/2005 2:03:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 928+ views
    Each spring as high school graduation approaches, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sends out a letter to public schools warning them that no one can pray or make remarks referring to their faith at graduation. But the ACLU goes further than that. They typically demand that public schools censure any speech that might be viewed as having a religious tone. It is not enough that the school not sponsor prayer or religious activities, the ACLU believes government must prevent people from doing or saying anything that may have religious meaning. I sat on a public school board and saw...
  • Report: Baseball looking into Bonds' relationships and activities

    05/07/2005 9:30:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,283+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/7/05 | AP - NYC
    NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is looking into Barry Bonds' relationships and activities, according to a report in the New York Daily News. Citing anonymous baseball sources, the newspaper reported in its Sunday editions that baseball security officials believe Bonds might be at risk of conviction over allegations of tax fraud. The San Francisco Giants outfielder, who has been at the center of baseball's steroid's scandal, has yet to play this season as he recovers from knee surgeries. The most recent Bonds controversy involves him using his own doctors and trainers to treat his injured right knee. The...
  • Iran minister warns EU on nuke activities (wants more concessions from France,Germany,Britain)

    02/15/2005 8:49:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 431+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/15/05 | Raf Casert - AP
    LUXEMBOURG (AP) - Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday warned Britain, France and Germany that they must make more economic and technological concessions to meet a deadline next month for agreement on Tehran's nuclear activities. The three European Union powers are trying to persuade Iran to abandon its uranium enrichment program, which Washington fears could be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. Iran insisted again Tuesday that its nuclear activities are peaceful. But the talks still need much progress to reach a fruitful conclusion, Iranian Foreign Minister Kamel Kharrazi said after discussions with the Luxembourg government, which holds the EU presidency. "It...
  • More Of The Same (Was Mrs. Bill Clinton in any way complicit with fund-raising activities?)

    01/11/2005 4:43:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 927+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/05
    More Of The Same Monday January 10, 7:00 pm ET Ibd Politics: Sen. Hillary Clinton's former finance director has been indicted for filing false reports on campaign fund-raising activities. Why are we not surprised? As anyone who lived through the 1990s knows, the Clinton White House showed an unwillingness to play by the rules, especially in the artful practice of political fund raising. Think back to Al Gore's "no controlling legal authority" excuse for making fund-raising phone calls from federal property while serving as vice president. Or to the apparent laundering of Clinton-Gore contributions at a Buddhist temple fund-raiser that...
  • Human Activities Contributed to Tsunami's Ravages: Environmental Expert (Here It Comes)

    12/27/2004 4:03:18 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 51 replies · 2,833+ views
    AFP via Yapoo ^ | 12/27/04 | AP
    PARIS (AFP) - Human activities, notably the building of coastal resorts and the destruction of natural protection, contributed to the enormous loss of life from killer tidal waves that hit the shores of the Indian Ocean after an earthquake, an environmental expert said. Jeff McNeely, chief scientist of the Swiss-based World Conservation Union (IUCN), who lived for several years in Indonesia and Thailand, two of the countries hit by Sunday's disaster, said it was "nothing new for nature" in a geologically active region. "What has made this a disaster is that people have started to occupy part of the landscape...
  • Merry Christmas, ACLU

    12/13/2004 8:09:24 AM PST · by RepCath · 24 replies · 738+ views ^ | Dec 13, 2004 | Richard Mullenax
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the most dangerous legal organization in America today. The ACLU demands that homosexual tolerance-training be required in certain schools or else lawsuits will follow. Not only does the ACLU want women to have the choice to have an abortion under any circumstance, but it wants the rights to be extended to the age of fourteen and without parental consent. It also demands oral sex training be taught in schools while calling abstinence a dangerous practice. Louise Melling, director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project said: "Today’s report offers concrete evidence that abstinence-only sex...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!

    11/24/2004 7:53:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 807+ views
    To: U.S. Congress, Attorney General, President Bush Debate, protest and even conscientious objection to war are essential elements of our political system, which is why such activities are protected by our Constitution. Treason is taking up arms against our nation, or giving aid and comfort to our enemies. Sedition is actively encouraging acts of treason. Treasonous and seditious activities are illegal; they are not protected as free speech. America has dealt with treason in the past – Benedict Arnold, the Rosenbergs and Tokyo Rose to name a few cases. Arnold was guilty of spying for and aiding the British in...

    11/11/2004 5:56:26 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 837+ views
    The election is finally over. For those of us who have had to suffer through the last 18 months of debates, primaries, polls, pundits, and attack ads, it is a blessed relief. Now, perhaps, politicians will actually start to do their jobs instead of yak-yak-yakking about how terrible (fill in the blank) is and how they'd do a much better job. Thankfully, President Bush won re-election. I say thankfully because 1) I strongly supported his candidacy and 2) I did not want a traitor in the White House. Again. America has four more years of strong, compassionate leadership to look...

    11/01/2004 8:17:53 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 782+ views
    One more Political Email - PLEASE READ before you vote!!! I am going to share with you one of the most profound things I can think of at this point in my life. I am making a few basic assumptions about you, the reader. You are an American Citizen You love your country. You will be voting on Tuesday. You want to make your vote an INFORMED one. I would like to share with you what I have learned about one of our candidates for president of this great country. This candidate is Senator John Kerry. These are things that...

    10/26/2004 8:10:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 791+ views
    The Truth about Kerry and CPUSA by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret. It is now crystal clear that John Kerry’s conduct both during his service in Vietnam and post Vietnam behavior before the Senate and as a member of the radical communist leaning, Vietnam Veteran’s Against the War organization, was designed to propel him to political stardom. Although he was enormously successful in dividing the country in those years, he and his ilk caused prolongation of the war, contributed to the torture of American POWs, as well as increased the casualties of that war, his ploy to political stardom failed....
  • CA: Documents show Shelley aides told about consultants' activities

    09/25/2004 8:41:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 9/25/04 | AP - San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO - Top deputies to Secretary of State Kevin Shelley were informed that consultants hired to do nonpartisan voter education work were attending Democratic events on his behalf and attempting to boost his public image, according to documents obtained by a newspaper. Memos titled "Week-Ahead Reports" show that top officials in Shelley's office were routinely informed of the contractors' upcoming schedules and plans, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. A "Democratic Club" luncheon and efforts to "get exposure for KS (Kevin Shelley) in Southern California" were among activities mentioned in the memos. The newspaper's report is the latest revelation in...
  • Iran said ready to suspend some activities

    09/07/2004 10:22:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 303+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/7/04 | Goerge Jahn - AP
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Iran has agreed in principle to temporarily stop some suspect activities that its critics allege are meant to make nuclear weapons, as it seeks to blunt censure at an upcoming U.N. meeting, diplomats said Tuesday. The diplomats, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the Islamic Republic tentatively agreed to re-impose a freeze on making, testing and assembling centrifuges used to enrich uranium. Uranium, enriched to high levels, can be used to make nuclear warheads. At lower levels, it can generate power, which Iran asserts is the only activity it is interested...
  • The Candidate With No Name

    07/29/2004 7:49:46 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 666+ views ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Candidate With No Name By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 29, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms ”Defeat Bush – VOTE In 2004!” I’ve seen more bumper-stickers with this platitude than I’ve seen ones that simply state, “Kerry/Edwards 2004.” While my liberal friends rarely mention Kerry and Edwards, they constantly remind me of how much they hate President Bush. This year, the politics of hate rule. The Left doesn’t even have a candidate. They are galvanized mainly by visceral hatred -- a hatred which stands on shaky assumptions, like the lies that Michael Moore sells as truths. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore insinuates that...
  • Questioning Kerry's Patriotism

    05/01/2004 9:56:57 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies · 226+ views
    America's Voices ^ | April 26, 2004 | Judson Cox
    "The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer." -- Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th U.S. President (1901-1909). John Kerry has accused Republicans of questioning his patriotism. Why not question Kerry's patriotism? Should not a candidate for the Presidency of the United States be patriotic? Should he not love and be loyal to the land he hopes to lead? I say yes, and I will question Kerry's patriotism. Senator Kerry has a record of engaging in activity that falls just short of treason; he has aided and abetted enemies of the...
  • The Black Vault - Terrorist Activities from 1961 - 2001

    04/07/2004 1:06:06 AM PDT · by AnimalLover · 5 replies · 187+ views
    Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2001: A Chronology Office of the Historian Bureau of Public Affairs October 31, 2001 1961-1982 First U.S. Aircraft Hijacked, May 1, 1961: Puerto Rican born Antuilo Ramierez Ortiz forced at gunpoint a National Airlines plane to fly to Havana, Cuba, where he was given asylum. Ambassador to Guatemala Assassinated, August 28, 1968: U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala John Gordon Mein was murdered by a rebel faction when gunmen forced his official car off the road in Guatemala City and raked the vehicle with gunfire
  • They say Trevor made a mockery of MLK Day say guilt-ridden liberals and white apologists

    01/24/2004 8:31:11 AM PST · by PoliticsInCT · 104 replies · 502+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | January 24, 2004 | David M. Huntwork
    Trevor is a junior at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day Trevor, along with a couple of friends, decided to orchestrate a campaign that he be named the recipient of the "Distinguished African American Student Award" for next year. In the best American political tradition, they printed and plastered throughout the school about 150 posters showing a smiling Trevor giving a thumbs up and encouraging votes for him. The award has been given for eight years on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to a senior selected by teachers. There was only one slight problem....
  • Catholic Caucus: The Advent Calendar

    11/30/2003 8:20:34 AM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies · 341+ views ^ | 11-30-03 | Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien
  • Silicon Valley for Arnold

    09/29/2003 12:29:20 PM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies · 865+ views
    Silicon Valley For Join Arnold Campaign | 29 SEP 03 | Null and Void
    ++++++++++++++++++ GET OUT THE VOTE ++++++++++++++++++ WE NEED YOUR HELP ON ELECTION DAY! Elections are won and lost by only a few votes per precinct and we need to boost our Voter Turnout. The campaign has identified 116,000 registered voters in Santa Clara County that we need to encourage to get to the polls on Election Day in order for us to deliver this area to Arnold and guarantee a success for California! We are asking that every able bodied person in Santa Clara County to help the Arnold Campaign locally on Election Day by acting as Poll Watchers and...

    02/25/2003 7:51:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 454+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/25/03 | Eugene H. Louie
    <p>If U.S.-led forces attack Iraq, anti-war activists in the Bay Area and around the world have ``emergency response'' plans to immediately blockade federal buildings, shut down commuting arteries and disrupt the financial districts of major cities with massive protests and non-violent civil disobedience.</p>
  • No Student Clubs, No Lawsuits ... No Problem (ACLU pushes homosexual agenda)

    01/15/2003 2:15:42 PM PST · by Buffalo Bob · 15 replies · 304+ views
    AgapePress ^ | 1/14/03 | By Jim Brown
    The Boyd County School Board in Kentucky has banned all student clubs in the district. That action comes after the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue the board if it did not allow a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) group to meet on a high school campus. Christian attorney Scott Lively of the Sacramento-based Pro-Family Law Center had advised Boyd County High School officials to adopt a pro-civility curriculum that addresses issues such as bullying, but also teaches that homosexuality is wrong. If that step were taken, the GSA would have been classified as a curricular club and lose its protection...

    10/04/2002 6:46:21 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 19 replies · 379+ views
    The White House ^ | 4 October 2002 | The White House Press Office
    THE WHITE HOUSE NEWS WEEKLY REVIEW October 4, 2002 In this Issue- AT THE TOP ^ Resolution on Iraq ^ Terrorism Insurance ^ Missing ChildrenPRESIDENTIAL & ADMINISTRATION NEWS ^1 Homeland Security Legislation ^2 The Three Securities ^3 National Security Strategy ^4 Citizen Service __________________________________________________________________ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~AT THE TOP~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Resolution on Iraq PRESIDENT, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS AGREE ON IRAQ RESOLUTION At a Rose Garden press conference on Wednesday, leaders from both parties in the House and Senate rallied with the President around a resolution on Iraq that shows, to friend and enemy alike, America's unity of purpose and resolve. Congress is quickly...
  • What Will You Be Doing Tomorrow? (Vanity)

    09/10/2002 4:44:56 PM PDT · by SBeck · 83 replies · 370+ views
    None | Sept. 10 2002 | Me
    What will you be doing tomorrow at the time of rememberence? (For those who are curious, I will be taking an end-of-course checkride for my Commercial Pilot's License).