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  • APF Leader Hilton Shows Up in Court (Hardin MT jail)

    10/30/2009 4:28:12 PM PDT · by This_far · 8 replies · 442+ views
    KULR-8 News, Billings MT ^ | October 30, 2009 | Sarah Gravlee
    A day after being a "no-show", the embattled leader of American Police Force appeared Friday morning for a hearing in a Torrance California courtroom.
  • CA con man says he still has plans in MT (Hardin - AFP)

    10/16/2009 11:27:44 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 3 replies · 443+ views
    AP/Mercury News ^ | 10-16-09 | Matthew Brown
    A convicted con artist from California who roiled a southeastern Montana community with his unlikely bid to take over its empty jail says he intends to return to the state to pursue a military training center. *snip* The company struck a deal last month with unwitting officials in rural Hardin, Mont. to take over its never-used, 464-bed jail. The plan unraveled after media revelations about Hilton's criminal past sparked an investigation by Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock. In his first interview since the jail proposal's collapse, Hilton tells The Associated Press that his intentions had been honest but his "tainted"...
  • The Tax Preparation Industry

    10/15/2009 10:01:13 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 573+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 15, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    The Tax Preparation Industry Allie Winegar Duzett, October 15, 2009 Can you believe that it can cost you more to pay your taxes than you actually pay in taxes? “Last year, Americans spent more than $250 billion on tax preparation,” Ed Morrissey of HotAir.com told the audience at the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) summit on Defending the American Dream, held on October 3, 2009. “It costs us twice as much to comply with the tax code as it costs us in taxes, total,” Morrissey asserted, illustrating his point that our current tax system is “ridiculous.” “Ironically, what prompted our Founding...
  • AFP Bus Healthcare tour this week in VA, with George Allen

    10/13/2009 10:37:48 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 382+ views
    Join the HANDS OFF MY HEALTHCARE EXPRESS as it travels across Virginia with Gov. George Allen, Oct. 14-16 Some in Washington think Americans’ passion at August town halls was a fluke, but you and I know better. As the details of legislation are released by Congress, the level of government intrusion attached to health care reform becomes a frightening reality. The promise that ‘if you like what you have, you can keep it’ rings hollow when people see the reality of what Congress is proposing It’s no wonder Congress is trying to keep the shocking details hidden from the public...
  • Liberals Without SIN

    10/13/2009 9:09:11 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 323+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 13, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Liberals Without SIN by: Allie Winegar Duzett, October 13, 2009 Radio host Herman Cain was a popular presenter at the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Defending the American Dream Summit on October 3, 2009. Cain began his speech by quoting the entire second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence—without a teleprompter, much to the audience’s delight. Cain focused his presentation on the idea of conversion: in a world with so many liberals, Cain argued, conservatives need to step up and “save the savable,” those liberals who have not yet lost the ability to see the light. “Don’t go after ‘em all,”...
  • No You Can't

    10/13/2009 8:30:09 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 13, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    No You Can’t by: Allie Winegar Duzett, October 13, 2009 U. S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Car.) was given the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) George Washington Award on October 3 at the 2009 Defending the American Dream Summit for his outstanding work to promote American freedom in the United States Senate. Sen. DeMint’s acceptance speech focused largely on victory for American freedom, and how Americans can make it happen. “We know in this room that when the government says ‘yes we can,’ we need to stand up and say ‘no, you can’t,’” he began, with enthusiastic audience support. He continued...
  • Oh Canada

    10/09/2009 10:36:53 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 200+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 9, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Oh Canada by: Allie Winegar Duzett, October 09, 2009 Dallas Woodhouse spoke at the recent Defending the American Dream Summit, hosted by Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Woodhouse has recently garnered attention because of the interesting relationship between him and his brother Brad: Dallas is a state director of the conservative AFP Foundation, and his liberal brother is the White House Communications Director. Dallas focused on this relationship to begin his speech. “Growing up, my brother had to believe in redistribution—he wanted to redistribute the good looks and talent from me to him,” Woodhouse began. “The other day Newsweek wrote a...
  • The Second American Revolution

    10/08/2009 11:31:34 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 1,068+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 8, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    The Second American Revolution by: Allie Winegar Duzett, October 08, 2009 “This is the real second American Revolution,” Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal announced to the applauding audience at the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Defending the American Dream Summit on October 3, 2009. Moore began by addressing the economic troubles America faces today. “It was really very depressing to me to see that we now have an unemployment rate that’s just below ten percent, the highest it’s been in twenty-six years,” Moore said. “It is one of the great tragedies of the past fifty years that we have...
  • National Healthcare call-in day, TODAY

    10/06/2009 10:12:52 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 412+ views
    Patients First, a part of Americans for Prosperity, is asking people to call their 2 Senators and 1 Congressman today with the message HANDS OFF OUR HEALTHCARE. Please visit their site. You can put in your number and they will callback and connect you on their nickel.
  • Pence woos conservatives

    10/02/2009 9:52:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 614+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/2/09 | Jon Martin
    Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) exhorted Republicans Friday to rally against fiscal excess, promising a conservative crowd that the country is “on the verge of a great American awakening.” Pence, the House GOP conference chairman, said the simmering unrest that led to Tea Parties since the spring and the march in Washington last month reflected a country angry about the expansion of government. “It’s authentic and it’s real and it’s powerful and it’s American,” Pence told about 2,000 conservatives at the annual conference of Americans for Prosperity, a free-market group. The five-term Hoosier said of the movement: “The politicians aren’t leading...
  • "Defending the American Dream" Summit October 2-3 in Arlington, VA

    09/30/2009 7:17:56 AM PDT · by Ziva · 5 replies · 407+ views
    On October 2 and 3, Americans for Prosperity Foundation™ is hosting the Defending the American Dream™ Summit where Americans for Prosperity will sponsor a national Town Hall meeting at the Capitol – while Congress is actually in session – so your Senators and Representatives can hear directly from YOU! The Town Hall meeting on Friday afternoon, October 2 will take place on the Capitol steps and then we will go inside the Senate and House office buildings to visit YOUR Senators' offices along with your Congressman's office. Our goal is for these Senators to see a steady stream of grassroots...
  • AFP Patient's First Bus tour in VA Sept. 10 - Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Yorktown

    09/09/2009 10:50:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 212+ views
    AFP’s Patients First Bus Tour is rolling into your area! The tour has already visited North Carolina, and you would not BELIEVE the energy and excitement at these rallies! Hundreds of people have come out to show their support for free-market health care solutions, morning, noon and night, and local news media have been all over it. Now it’s our turn – let’s keep the momentum going! We are coming back to Virginia to Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Yorktown on our Patients First bus tour Thursday, September 10. At each stop, we will have a press conference/rally before rolling onto...
  • Conservatives Take a Page From Left's Online Playbook (paybacks are hell)

    08/19/2009 6:34:24 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 18 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2009 | Jake Sherman
    PITTSBURGH -- A group of Republicans, looking to recoup the party's clout, is borrowing a page from liberal Democrats by beefing up Internet efforts to energize the grass roots. The conservative Americans for Prosperity has further embraced Internet activism to energize its 700,000 members and point them to dozens of town-hall meetings with lawmakers over the past weeks, leaving Democrats on the defensive on a signature issue: overhauling health care. Americans for Prosperity held their conference Right Online here last weekend. It centered on ramping up the use of Facebook, Twitter and other online megaphones to rally conservative opposition to...
  • Conservatives Take a Page From Left's Online Playbook

    08/18/2009 7:33:14 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 1,079+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2009 | Jake Sherman
    PITTSBURGH -- A group of Republicans, looking to recoup the party's clout, is borrowing a page from liberal Democrats by beefing up Internet efforts to energize the grass roots. The conservative Americans for Prosperity has further embraced Internet activism to energize its 700,000 members and point them to dozens of town-hall meetings with lawmakers over the past weeks, leaving Democrats on the defensive on a signature issue: overhauling health care. Americans for Prosperity held their conference Right Online here last weekend. It centered on ramping up the use of Facebook, Twitter and other online megaphones to rally conservative opposition to...
  • Protest Turns into Spontaneous Tea Party at the Texas Capitol

    08/12/2009 10:32:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 1,778+ views
    AFP Texas Newsroom ^ | August 10, 2009 | Cindy Mallette
    More than 800 Texans converged at the Texas Capitol to counter a pro-ObamaCare event sponsored by a local chapter of Organizing for America - Barack Obama's team of community organizers who try to rally grassroots support for the president's key initiatives. Hundreds of ObamaCare supporters were expected to attend a rally at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at the state capitol, according to a post on the Organizing for America web site (see attachment below). At least 400 supporters signed up to attend the rally before the event page was taken down days before their rally was supposed to happen....
  • Rude Matthews Bullies Conservative Guest Opposing ObamaCare

    08/11/2009 5:02:56 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 22 replies · 1,435+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 8, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    MSNBC, the place for left-wing politics strikes again. If there ever was a textbook example of what not to do in a TV interview for broadcast journalism students, "Hardball" host Chris Matthews put it on display during his Aug. 10 show. In a segment with Americans For Prosperity President Tim Phillips, Matthews did his dead-level best to discredit the opponent of Obama's health care policy proposals, first by trying to link him to those questioning Obama's presidency on the claims of an invalid birth certificate. ...more (w/video)...
  • North Carolina Bus Tour To Focus on Putting Patients First in Health Care Debate (HD dealers!)

    08/02/2009 12:47:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 535+ views
    North Carolina Bus Tour To Focus on Putting Patients First in Health Care DebateTour Will Encourage Citizens to Support Free Market Health Care Solutions Tour Begins Sunday in Raleigh, Continues All Week Bus to meet activists in cities and towns all over North Carolina as Patients First tour urges constituent action against a government takeover of health care As members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation travel to their home districts over the legislative recess to hear from their constituents, Americans for Prosperity’s Patients First Bus Tour will hit the road, too. The tour will urge grassroots activists to speak...
  • Health care rally draws big crowd (Winchester - HERE COME THE TEA PARTIES!)

    08/01/2009 8:24:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,218+ views
    NV Daily ^ | 8/01/09 | Garren Shipley
    Health care rally draws big crowdAbout 150 protesters gather in Winchester in hopes of persuading Webb, Warner to vote against reform By Garren Shipley Posted August 1, 2009 The Northern Virginia Daily Health care might need reform, but not the type pending before Congress. That was the message from a crowd of about 150 protesters in downtown Winchester on Friday afternoon. Organizers said they hoped the rally, organized by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, would persuade Virginia's Democratic U.S. senators, Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb, to vote against reform. America's health care situation isn't the crisis it's made...
  • AFP Bus tour set to protest Obama health-care plan--26 stops in VA

    07/24/2009 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies · 454+ views
    Monday July 27 Amelia Ct. House Farmville South Boston Danville *********************************************** Tuesday, July 28 Martinsville Stuart Hillsville Wytheville Bristol ***************************************************** Wed. July 29 Gate City Norton Grundy Tazewell ******************************************** Thursday, July 30 Bluefield Christiansburg Roanoke Covington *********************************************** Friday, July 31 Lexington Harrisonburg Luray Winchester Leesburg *********************************************** Saturday, August 1 Culpeper Charlottesville Staunton
  • Photo Captures Marine Escaping Afghan Blast That Killed His Comrades

    07/16/2009 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Eddings · 10 replies · 1,663+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 15, 2009
    The moment a U.S. Marine ran to safety as an explosion killed two of his comrades in Afghanistan was caught on camera. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killed two members of the U.S. 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade instantly on Monday, shredding their armor and throwing their bodies into a canal. But Sergeant Anthony Zabala, 31, had a lucky escape.
  • AFP-NJ Announces Taxpayer Tea Party to Protest Gov. Corzines’s Tax Hikes, April 15

    03/24/2009 7:18:23 PM PDT · by nmh · 26 replies · 2,112+ views
    Americans for Prosperity - New Jersey ^ | 3/23/09 | Americans for Prosperity
    AFP-NJ Announces Taxpayer Tea Party to Protest Gov. Corzines’s Tax Hikes, April 15 New Jersey citizens urge Corzine to reduce spending, reject stimulus money Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Join AFP-NJ along with grassroots activists across the country on April 15th at 5PM for a Taxpayer Tea Party to protest Governor Corzine’s proposed tax hikes. NJ has the worst tax climate in the nation, and yet Governor Corzine continues to rely on tax revenues to support the state’s overgrown budget. This tradition has left us poorly positioned to deal with the economic recession. Even with the so-called stimulus funds that are...
  • US 'very concerned' about Pakistan

    10/29/2008 4:29:21 PM PDT · by Flavius · 1 replies · 183+ views
    afp ^ | 10/29/08 | afp
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States said Wednesday it was ready to discuss Pakistan's "very serious problem" with extremism anytime authorities there wish to, but vowed no let-up in counter-terrorism efforts. Declining to comment specifically on suspected US strikes along the border with Afghanistan, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said "We are committed to working with Pakistan to beat back what is a common enemy in the terrorists." Pakistan's foreign ministry said earlier it had summoned the US ambassador to Islamabad, Anne Patterson, to register "a strong protest" over a number of missile attacks by US drones inside its territory....
  • Advance Voting Begins In Canada Election (Election Still Ten Days Away Alert)

    10/04/2008 10:39:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 524+ views
    APF ^ | 10/03/2008 | APF
    Canada's parliamentary elections entered the home stretch Friday with the start of three days of advance voting ahead of the main polling day on October 14. Elections Canada -- the independent federal agency that oversees the voting process -- said those who need to cast their ballots early could do so on Friday, Saturday or Monday. Tuesday was meanwhile the deadline for putting one's name onto the electoral list.
  • Experts question whether Afghan troop surge can work

    07/17/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 150+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/08 | Jim Mannion
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon is pushing for more troops to go to Afghanistan but experts question whether a new "surge" can shut down the insurgency flourishing in Pakistan's safe havens. "That's a totally open question," said Michael O'Hanlon, an expert at the Brookings Institution. US commanders in Afghanistan have asked for 10,000 more combat troops for what until recently was thought of as a forgotten war. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday he wanted to send more forces "sooner rather than later." The push comes on the back of a "surge" strategy in Iraq that succeeded in bringing...
  • [Texas:]Conservatives convention adds new media component

    07/10/2008 4:46:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 168+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 10, 2008 | Laylan Copelin
    Texas' Defending the American Dream summit will include topics for bloggers. Move over, Netroots Nation: The conservatives are coming. As an estimated 3,000 people, mostly liberal bloggers and online activists, convene in Austin next week, the Texas chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots organization that champions limited government and free markets, has added for the first time a new-media emphasis to its traditional Defending the American Dream state summit. "We're not trying to go toe-to-toe with Netroots," said Peggy Venable, Texas director of Americans for Prosperity, noting that the conservative meeting might be one-tenth the size of the Netroots...
  • In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many (MSM picks up on the case of the missing missile)

    07/10/2008 8:41:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies · 322+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/2008 | Mike Nizza and Patrick Witty
    As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites.
  • AFP: McCain having trouble (paraphrased BARF ALERT!)

    07/06/2008 5:01:43 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 63 replies · 126+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 7/6/2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    [note: due to AP/AFP misunderstanding Fair Use, you must follow the link to read the story - there is no excerpt, I had to check the box in order to post] The premise of this "news story" (really editorial thinly disguised as such) is that McCain is in trouble. He has less money, less organization, less votes in the polls, an unpopular incumbent and less hair (OK I made the last one up). Oh, and this year the Democrats should practically win without holding an election, after all it's basically their turn. We may not be able to quote the...
  • Iran considers Israeli attack 'impossible'

    06/21/2008 4:39:51 AM PDT · by Flavius · 39 replies · 116+ views
    afp ^ | 6/20/08 | afp
    TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran on Saturday said it considered an attack by arch-enemy Israel as "impossible" after US media reported military exercises by the Jewish state were a possible practice for a strike against Iran. Such impudence and audacity to have an aggression against our national interest and integrity is an impossible action," the Iranian government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham told reporters.
  • Iraq, perceived hypocrisy fuel record anti-Americanism: report

    06/11/2008 12:43:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 129+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/08 | Alice Ritchie
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Anti-Americanism is at record levels thanks to US policies such as the war in Iraq, and Washington's perceived hypocrisy in abiding by its own democratic values, US lawmakers said Wednesday. A House of Representatives committee report based on expert testimony and polling data reveals US approval ratings have fallen to record lows across the world since 2002, particularly in Muslim countries and Latin America. It says the problem arises not from a rejection of US culture, values and power but primarily from its policies, such as backing authoritarian regimes while promoting democracy, human rights and the rule...
  • Obama faces runaway expectations from US allies

    06/09/2008 4:26:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 14 replies · 363+ views
    afp ^ | June 8, 2008
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The world is agog at the prospect of a Barack Obama presidency, but are expectations of a revolution in US diplomacy justified? No US leader, including Obama if he beats Republican John McCain, can wave a magic wand to bring peace to the Middle East, or halt climate change, or force "rogue states" to renounce their nuclear schemes. No president can ram through an international treaty or trade agreement if Congress takes umbrage. What a president Obama would bring, however, is a vast well of goodwill in a world thirsting to re-engage with the sole remaining superpower...
  • Mark Levin to Keynote Defending the American Dream Summit

    05/09/2008 11:15:21 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 35 replies · 655+ views
    ARIZONACOLORADOGEORGIAILLINOISKANSASMICHIGANMISSOURINEW JERSEYNORTH CAROLINANORTH DAKOTAOHIO OKLAHOMASOUTH CAROLINASOUTH DAKOTATEXASVIRGINIAWISCONSIN TABORSocial SecurityTaxesSpendingTradeOrganizationEarmarksMisc.Education      Click to go to Summit site Mark Levin to Keynote Defending the American Dream Summit We are thrilled to announce that Mark Levin will be the keynote speaker on Friday morning, May 30th, at Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Defending the American Dream Summit! Mark Levin has become one of the hottest properties in Talk radio, his top-rated show on WABC New York is now syndicated nationally by ABC Radio Networks. He is also one of the top new authors in the conservative political arena. Americans for Prosperity Foundation...
  • Pentagon Rebuts AFP Claim Military Recruiters Prey on Poor, Uneducated

    05/17/2008 6:13:59 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 194+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hasn't the MSM learned anything from the unfortunate episodes of John "stuck in Iraq" Kerry and Stephen "if you don't read you've got the Army" King? Apparently not. Once again, the liberal media, this time in the form of the AFP, has perpetrated the canard that the our military is the last resort of the poor and uneducated. An AFP article of May 16 reported the story of Army sergeant Matthis Chiroux, who has refused deployment to Iraq, claiming he considers it "an illegal war." Chiroux has said that he was "from a poor, white family from the south, and...
  • AFP Refers to Convicted Murderer Mumia as 'Human Rights Campaigner'

    03/27/2008 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 451+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 3/27/2008 | Matthew Balan
    Agence France-Presse, in a report on Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been on Pennsylvania's death row for over twenty-five years for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981, referred to the cop killer as a "human rights campaigner." Abu-Jamal, whose birth name is Wesley Cook, had his murder conviction upheld by a panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, but the court also decided that either he must receive a life sentence, or receive a new sentencing hearing. AFP’s headline for their report read, "US court overturns rights campaigner’s death penalty," and its opening sentence...
  • Defiant China Rejects Dialogue, Vows to Smash Tibetan Protests

    03/22/2008 12:21:14 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 17 replies · 240+ views
    Artorius Castus Blog ^ | 22 Mar 08 | by Charles Whelan
    BEIJING (AFP) - China turned its back Saturday on appeals for dialogue with the Dalai Lama, vowing to smash anti-China forces in Tibet, where it said the death toll from recent unrest had risen to 19. A day after Beijing launched a manhunt for monks and others it blamed for violence in Tibet, an editorial in the People's Daily, mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist party, said opposition to Chinese rule in the Himalayan region must be wiped out.
  • Iraq begins sixth year of chaos, bloodshed

    03/20/2008 9:47:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 416+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/08 | Jay Deshmukh
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US-led war on Iraq that toppled the brutal regime of dictator Saddam Hussein entered its sixth year on Thursday with millions of Iraqis still battling daily chaos and rampant bloodshed. On March 20, 2003, US planes dropped the first bombs on Baghdad. Within three weeks, invading troops toppled Saddam but left US forces battling a resentful and rebellious people. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said the invasion ended Saddam's era of "torture and tyranny" but acknowledged that present-day Iraq was awash with "violence and terrorism," while "corruption has become a dangerous disease." Five years on, Iraqis, US...
  • AFP: 'Eliot Spitzer (R)'

    03/13/2008 4:37:24 PM PDT · by jdm · 39 replies · 20,047+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | March 13, 2008 | by Charles Johnson
    Just an accident, I’m sure. I mean, who wouldn’t give AFP the benefit of the doubt? Right.
  • AFP Jumps the Shark

    03/03/2008 6:38:59 AM PST · by jdm · 11 replies · 116+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | March 03, 2008 | by Charles Johnson
    Agence France Presse goes way overboard, lavishing praise on Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and mocking the US, in one of the most disgustingly biased mainstream media articles you’ll ever read: Ahmadinejad pokes Uncle Sam in eye on Iraq visit. BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad poked his finger in the eye of Uncle Sam on his visit to Iraq on Sunday, displaying his country’s regional influence in the face of 158,000 US soldiers in Iraq. Top officials from the US-supported Iraqi government welcomed Ahmadinejad with hugs and kisses on a trip that opens a new phase between former enemies...
  • AFP Meeting in Tidewater, Sat. Feb. 16

    02/15/2008 7:09:29 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 86+ views
    Americans for Prosperity-Virginia Invites You to A Legislative Town Hall Meeting Saturday, February 16th from 2:30 to 3:30p.m. At the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Newport News-943 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Meet and Hear Congressman Rob Wittman, Delegate Glenn Oder & Delegate Brenda Pogge Discuss the Current Fiscal Issues Facing our State and Federal Governments. Get answers to your questions about the $1 billion State budget shortfall, the Governor's pork filled budget, and LEGISLATORS' efforts to trim it. Light appetizers will be served. Please RSVP to infova@afphq.org
  • Taiwan ships 1 billion bullets to United States: report

    11/07/2007 7:54:06 AM PST · by BGHater · 137 replies · 1,046+ views
    AFP ^ | 06 Nov 2007 | AFP
    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan has shipped one billion rifle bullets to the United States for NT$560 million in a rare arms sale to the United States, it was reported yesterday. The 5.56 mm bullets are mainly used to replenish supplies which have run low after wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Taipei-based China Times reported, citing a military source. Taiwan's defence ministry last year beat off competition from the likes of Singapore and South Korea to win the five-year contract from a U.S. military subcontractor, it was reported. In a separate deal, the China Times said the Taiwanese Army plans...
  • Today's DAD Summit Videos - Giuliani, McCain, etc.

    10/05/2007 11:15:47 AM PDT · by hardknocks · 249+ views
    Here's the description of the event: "The Defending the American Dream Summit promises to be a massive show of force for our shared belief in lower taxes, more limited government, and free-market policies that promote prosperity. On October 4-5, please join your fellow Americans for Prosperity members from across the country as we descend on the nation’s capital to demonstrate to presidential candidates, elected officials, and the national media that there exists a real and powerful national grassroots movement focused on reining in the out-of-control government spending and taxation that threatens our very freedom and prosperity. We're going to bring...
  • US still stuck in Iraq quagmire after report: Iran

    09/12/2007 7:59:39 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 335+ views
    AFP ^ | September 12, 2007
    Iran on Wednesday dismissed the latest strategy report by the top US commander in Iraq as doing nothing to extract the United States from what he called a quagmire in the conflict-torn country. "This report will not save the United States from the Iraqi quagmire," said foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini, according to the official IRNA news agency. "It was clear from the very start that this report was being prepared in advance of the next US (presidential) elections as a response to the needs of the neo-conservatives to justify continuing to occupy Iraq," he added. Hosseini's comments came...
  • Like a Suppository, Only Stronger - A Short Primer on Firearms for the MSM (HILARIOUS!)

    08/27/2007 12:15:08 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 84 replies · 3,050+ views
    The Dissident Frogman ^ | 8/22/2007 | The Dissident Frogman
    I definitely lost my ability to be bothered, shocked or amazed by the depth at which some of the greatest Western news agencies and media outlets are prepared to sink in their support to the enemies of their own civilization, last year almost to the day, when Reuters and its stringers cast smoke on Lebanon, and produced some of Hezbollywood's greatest blockbusters.
  • Magic Bullets Discovered in Sadr City by AFP Photographer

    08/15/2007 5:00:49 PM PDT · by JCG · 79 replies · 2,930+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08-15-07 | Not given
    Magic Bullets Discovered in Sadr City by AFP PhotographerWed, Aug 15, 2007 at 9:45:56 am PSThttp://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=26666_Magic_Bullets_Discovered_in_Sadr_City_by_AFP_Photographer&onlySometimes the propaganda is so obvious it’s almost funny.An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. At least 175 people were slaughtered on Tuesday and more than 200 wounded when four suicide truck bombs targeted people from an ancient religious sect in northern Iraq, officials said. (AFP/Wissam al-Okaili)To make it even tastier, there’s another one from July 10, 2007, apparently featuring the same woman, holding...
  • HEH: The AFP photo editor must have been fresh back from happy hour . . . .

    08/15/2007 7:46:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 353 replies · 12,744+ views
    AFP/Wissam al-Okaili ^ | August 15, 2007 | Glenn Reynolds
    Terrorist Propaganda Picture of the Week. An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.
  • AP on Polish Abortion Protests: 'Ultraconservative' Catholics vs. 'Young People'

    03/29/2007 9:53:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies · 442+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/29/2007 | Tim Graham
    Monika Scislowska of the Associated Press reported on Warsaw rallies in support of a complete ban on abortion in Poland. It's restricted now to the first 12 weeks and only in the cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother. But look at the labeling contrast AP employed, the usual stereotype of the epic political battle between the ultraconservatives and the nonpartisans: The two marches were organized by an ultraconservative Roman Catholic radio station and a right-wing political party. Mostly elderly demonstrators attended a Mass and marched through central Warsaw carrying Polish and Vatican flags. One banner had an image of...
  • Iraq quagmire erodes Bush's confidence and power (AFP runs same headline/story 3 weeks later)

    12/26/2006 6:54:51 AM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 1,876+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/26/06
    A 12-year Republican lock on Congress came to an abrupt end in 2006, as voters punished US President George W. Bush for the quagmire in Iraq. Democrats rode the US leader's perceived mishandling of Iraq to take control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives from Bush's Republican party in elections held last month. A Democrat-controlled Congress, which takes power next month, is expected to make the president's last two years in the White House tough ones, ending the virtual rubber stamp Bush has enjoyed since coming into office in January 2001. During the six years of the...
  • Measures for Administering the Release of News and Information in China by Foreign News Agencies

    09/11/2006 2:53:29 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 241+ views
    Xinhua News Agency (China) ^ | September 11, 2006 | Government of Communist China
    BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The following is the full text of "Measures for Administering the Release of News and Information in China by Foreign News Agencies" issued by Xinhua News Agency on Sunday. Measures for Administering the Release of News and Information in China by Foreign News Agencies Article 1. These Measures are formulated in accordance with national laws, administrative regulations and the relevant regulations of the State Council to regulate the release of news and information in China by foreign news agencies and the subscription of such news and information by users in China and to promote the...
  • Gamer Commits Suicide, Media Misreports (AFP Inserts Lies)

    01/19/2006 12:14:58 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 5 replies · 454+ views
    Gaming Horizon.com ^ | 1/18/2006 | Aaron Dunlap
    Earlier this month, gamer named Mitchell S. with the online screenname "Kuja105" who posts on a few online videogame forums (including GameFaqs.com and MetalGearSolid.org) committed suicide. On January 2 he posted a message in both forums detailing his intent to end his own life, citing overwhelming complications with school and finances. A very brief period of initial disbelief was followed by a barrage of replies from fellow forum members pleading that he not take his life, trying to talk him out of it. For days, no word was heard from Mitchell. Fearing the worst, members and administration from metalgearsolid.org began...
  • Hacker attacks in US linked to Chinese military: researchers

    12/12/2005 3:16:48 PM PST · by Irontank · 7 replies · 577+ views
    BreitBart ^ | December 12, 2005
    A systematic effort by hackers to penetrate US government and industry computer networks stems most likely from the Chinese military, the head of a leading security institute said. The attacks have been traced to the Chinese province of Guangdong, and the techniques used make it appear unlikely to come from any other source than the military, said Alan Paller, the director of the SANS Institute, an education and research organization focusing on cybersecurity. "These attacks come from someone with intense discipline. No other organization could do this if they were not a military organization," Paller said in a conference call...
  • AFP 'ready for attack'

    11/20/2005 9:30:41 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 517+ views
    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty says Australia is prepared for the possibility of a terrorist attack on home soil. International terrorism expert Dr Rohan Gunaratna has told a Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism forum in Sydney that the most dangerous threat to Australia is posed by home-grown terrorist networks. He says an attack in Australia is likely within the next few years. Commissioner Keelty says his organisation is ready for the worst. "We've obviously said that there's nothing that we've done in this country to make us immune and I think the important thing for us is...