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  • Senators Head to Ukraine Empty-Handed (McCain mouths off)

    03/14/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 14, 2014 | Sarah Mimms
    The infighting has been particularly vexing for McCain, who took to the Senate floor Thursday, after senators had wrapped up their votes for the week, with an impassioned screed against his colleagues who are planning to vote against the aid package over the IMF provision. "You can call yourselves Republicans," McCain continued. "That's fine, because that's your voter registration. Don't call yourself Reagan Republicans. Ronald Reagan would never—would never—let this kind of aggression go unresponded to by the American people." snip McCain was later joined on the floor for a lengthy, heated exchange among several of his GOP colleagues, including...
  • John McCain Is Going To Ukraine

    03/12/2014 3:41:00 PM PDT · by Errant · 80 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 March 2014 | Tyler Durden
    . Three weeks ago, John Kerry came, saw, and launched a blitz-diplomatic campaign which promptly resulted in, well, Russia annexing Crimea. Now it is the turn of that other foreign policy titan, neo-con John McCain, to complete Kerry's job and finally launch the GDP-boosting World War III. He may have the chance to do that as soon as Thursday, when he, along with other senators, is slated to travel to Ukraine to "show support for the government there." Or, said otherwise, to show support for the government that is in power thanks to an illegitimate and deadly coup that took...
  • Italian gay activist briefly detained in Sochi (former Italian Communist lawmaker)

    02/17/2014 7:25:47 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 22 replies
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — An Italian gay-rights activist says she was detained by police in the Olympic host city after being stopped while carrying a rainbow flag saying "Gay is OK" in Russian. Vladimir Luxuria, a former Communist lawmaker in the Italian parliament who has become a prominent transgender rights crusader, said on her website and Twitter feed that she was held for several hours Sunday before being released. It was not known if she was charged with any offense. Her website published a photograph of her after her release. Before her arrest, she tweeted: "I'm in Sochi. Greetings in...
  • Washer question ((VANITY))

    12/16/2013 5:38:50 PM PST · by mykroar · 102 replies
    self | 12/16/13 | mykroar
    Brother and I will be moving into our house at the end of the month and have a washer question. We've heard that front loaders have issues with smell and continual cleaning, so we're looking at top loaders. Anyone have opinions on the new HE washers versus the older agitator models? Thanks up front.
  • President Know-It-All

    10/15/2013 3:48:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 15, 2013 | William Murchison
    Unto the jungle gods of politics we commit the bodies of our Republican brethren; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of these ignoramuses’ political extinction… Well, now, isn’t that the media narrative as to the hooting and hollering in Washington, D.C. over debt ceilings, government shutdowns, and so on and so on? Is there anything to such talk? I suggest that before moving that discussion forward we acknowledge and bewail the barren naïveté of those Republicans — are you listening, Sen. Cruz ?— who thought all they had to do to make...
  • Al Sharpton's New Book Due Oct 10

    08/21/2013 9:53:09 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 21 2013
    Sharpton's "The Rejected Stone" is scheduled for release Oct. 8. The book will be published by Cash Money Content and Massenburg Media, in partnership with the Simon & Schuster imprint Atria. The book will track Sharpton's "personal evolution" from New York street activist to political candidate and civil rights spokesman.
  • Obama: Americans “Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico”

    05/04/2013 1:17:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 167 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama, speaking in Mexico City on Friday, said the United States is responsible for much of the crime and violence in Mexico because of the demand for drugs and the illegal smuggling of guns across the southern border. … Obama acknowledged the illegal smuggling of guns into Mexico by American criminals, but did not mention the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious that allowed the flow of about 2,000 U.S. guns to Mexican drug trafficking organizations. Fast and Furious began in the fall of 2009 and was halted in December 2010 after two of the weapons from the...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Israel judge rules Rachel Corrie responsible for her own death

    08/28/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT · by Baynative · 74 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/29/12 | Edmund Sanders
    JERUSALEM — Nine years after their daughter was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, the parents of American activist Rachel Corrie lost their legal bid Tuesday to hold Israel responsible for her death and force authorities to reopen the investigation. A Haifa judge rejected the parent's negligence lawsuit, calling Corrie's death an accident that she brought upon herself by refusing to leave what had been declared a closed military zone. "It was a very regrettable accident and not a deliberate act," said Judge Oded Gershon.
  • Sandra Fluke a Self-Described Professional Pro-Abortion Activist

    03/05/2012 3:14:36 PM PST · by NYer · 128 replies
    Life News ^ | March 5, 2012 | Ethika Politika
    LifeNews Note: Reprinted with permission from Ethika Politika, the blog of the Center for Morality in Public Life.Remember the Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, who was forced to suffer through $3,000-worth of protected sex during her stint at law school? Turns out, thereÂ’s a bit more to the story.According to some sources, Fluke might just have been a well-placed fake. Not exactly the young-and-helpless female law student most took her for, FlukeÂ’s LinkedIn profile speaks for itself:With a six year hiatus between her undergraduate time and GT Law, Fluke is probably closer to 30. And sheÂ’s had plenty of involvement...
  • NY mosque investor declines Trump's buyout offer

    09/09/2010 2:57:00 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 65 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 09/09/2010 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Donald Trump's offer to buy an investor's stake where a mosque is planned near ground zero is falling flat.
  • Lets get something straight, Sarah Palin did NOT "quit"

    06/08/2010 5:34:13 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 579 replies · 815+ views
    She was FORCED out for financial reasons. If anyone tells you she quit let them know otherwise. Her legal fee had accumulated higher than 500K. Her personal income was JUST OVER 100K a year. Financially her family was going under quickly. And they were filing another ethics complaint everytime she left the state. She was afraid to give interviews in the governors office. She was afraid to allow anyone other than staff in the Governors office after the TaserGate ordeal. They were destroying her. So, what were her options ? She tried to set up a legal defense fund. At...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Claims Disgust at Tea Party “Vulgarity” (VIDEO)

    04/06/2010 11:08:36 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 43 replies · 972+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/06/10 | Michael Naragon
    On MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, Maxine Waters claimed that the Tea Partiers were vulgar and out of control. She would know a thing or two about vulgar rallies… [VIDEO on site] WARNING: Adult language! I’ve been to every Atlanta-area Tea Party event since the first one back in February of 2009. I have yet to hear chants like the one expressed in this video. I also haven’t seen too many Barack Obama masks, blindfolded or otherwise. But she is right about conservatives waving flags, laughing, and having a great time. I’ve enjoyed every single event I’ve attended. There’s something cathartic...
  • Al Sharpton Insists He Saw The Phantom Tape

    03/30/2010 8:27:58 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies · 1,432+ views
    During the sparring session last night between Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill O’Reilly on “The Factor,” Sharpton claimed that he saw the much bally-hooed tape of Tea Party protesters outside the Capitol building hurling the “n” word at black congressmen. The only problem is that such a tape most likely does not exist. Nor are there any credible witnesses whom have come forward to substantiate the charge. When confronted by O’Reilly, Sharpton started to back away from his claim that he actually saw a tape of the alleged incident. Reminiscent perhaps of Sharpton’s trumpeting of the infamous Tawana Brawley rape...
  • Meghan McCain: Laura Ingraham ‘can continue to kiss my a**!’ (conservatives "hate-mongering")

    03/26/2010 10:47:24 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 111 replies · 4,469+ views
    Daily Caller | 2010-03-26
    Meghan McCain spoke to students at the George Washington University on Thursday as Young America’s Foundation protesters criticized her stance on gay marriage and counter-protesters showed their support for the daughter of Arizona Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain. Meghan McCain, who calls herself a “progressive Republican,” implored Republicans to “stop being so stubborn and closed-minded.” Throughout the night, McCain was critical of right-wing pundits, telling the audience, “I’m not Ann Coulter, I’m not Glenn Beck … I’m not trying to get my own show on Fox … I’m adamantly against hate-mongering.”There is “no place for the nasty Laura...
  • Activists protest Va. strip club's Obama banner (Thin Skinned Liberals Alert)

    09/29/2009 10:27:52 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 43 replies · 1,457+ views
    My Way News ^ | September 28, 2009 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Activists gathered outside a downtown strip club Monday to denounce as racist a banner depicting President Obama as the Joker from Batman. "Not only is it an attack on the president, but also on all men and people of African descent," King Salim Khalfani, president of the Virginia NAACP, said of what he called "the abomination that's on the wall" outside Club Velvet. The banner, unfurled within the past few days, depicts Obama as Heath Ledger's grotesque Joker character from "The Dark Knight." The president is shown with smeared red lipstick, a white face and darkened...
  • reply to unwarranted insults made by old farts

    08/09/2009 1:21:34 AM PDT · by disenfranchised agitator · 81 replies · 4,586+ views
    Wow. I find it utterly astounding that people wasted their effort criticizing somebody for simply posting up lyrics to a song. You guys are truly leading the revolution! Right from your lap tops. Haha. I wonder if you would have the guts for any real activism. Doubt it highly. Have fun continuing to be a part of the millions of Americans, who believe that they are informed about world affairs from what CNN gives you. Count me out. And by the way... I do work. I dont do any kind of drug. But hey. What do I care if you...
  • Obama's Juvenile Use of Power

    07/25/2009 3:48:21 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 978+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/25/09 | Michael Gerson
    The main problem with President Obama’s nationally televised comment about Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley had less to do with race and justice than it did with the unwise, immature application of presidential power. Given his own background and friendship with Harvard professor Skip Gates, Obama’s immediate reaction to Gates’s arrest was understandable – he sided with a friend who felt victimized by petty authority. The facts surrounding the arrest, of course, are more complicated than that. While it is still not easy to be a black man in America, it is also, apparently, not easy for a police officer...
  • 'Ruthless' for Obama (Camp Obama circa Sept. 2007)

    02/21/2009 9:16:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 852+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 4, 2007 | Abdon M. Pallasch
    "The next tip is to be absolutely ruthless," Jocelyn Woodards tells the campers. "We want you to be determined, ambitious, take a risk." No toasted marshmallows here. This is the second day of Camp Obama, a two-day (sometimes four-day) intensive training course in becoming an activist to help get Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) elected president. "It's not enough for you to be a supporter of Barack. You have to go out and build an organization that will deliver votes for Barack Obama," Woodards tells the 40 campers -- most in their 20s -- from around the country gathered at the...
  • This is Ridiculous

    10/27/2008 2:57:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies · 2,316+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 26, 2008 | RICHARD VANDERFORD
    Bill Ayers arriving at a meeting in Manhattan Sunday wearing a shirt reading, 'This is Ridiculous.'
  • Michigan minister runs for Congress from prison

    10/23/2008 10:25:03 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 255+ views
    Sign on San Diego ^ | Oct 23, 2008 | JAMES PRICHARD
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Rev. Edward Pinkney's congressional campaign has many obstacles to overcome, not the least of which is that he's currently behind bars. Pinkney, who turns 60 on Monday, is the Green Party candidate for Michigan's 6th Congressional District. Among his opponents is 55-year-old incumbent Fred Upton, a Republican who has occupied the seat since 1987. Besides battling for a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives, Pinkney also is fighting what he considers to be a corrupt legal system that has imprisoned an innocent man. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is working to overturn...
  • Iraq: Al-Sadr Reasserts Himself -- This Time Against Coreligionists

    08/25/2005 1:35:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 348+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | 8/25/05 | Kathleen Ridolfo
    Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr appears to be playing both agitator and mediator in the sudden surge of internecine fighting that broke out on 24 August between rival Shi'ite groups in Al-Najaf and subsequently spread to eight cities across Iraq. As al-Sadr publicly appealed for calm on 25 August, many began to question the apparent coordinated attacks that left the cleric's militia, the Imam Al-Mahdi Army, battling with police and militias supporting the two main Shi'ite political parties -- the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) and the Islamic Al-Da'wah Party. Al-Sadr and his supporters were reportedly...
  • Baptist church 'fake pope' sign attracting attention, criticism (Pope Bound for Hell).

    04/14/2005 12:00:51 PM PDT · by Dean Baker · 1,466 replies · 22,498+ views
    Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. ^ | April 13, 2005 | JEANNINE F. HUNTER
    Baptist church 'fake pope' sign attracting attention, criticism By JEANNINE F. HUNTER, hunter@knews.com April 13, 2005 NEWPORT, Tenn. - Two days after being posted, a church marquee message that questions the purpose of the papacy is still attracting attention in this small community. "What I am trying to do is to let people know there's only one way to heaven through Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Cline Franklin, pastor of Hilltop Baptist Church. "There's no need for help. God sent his son, Jesus Christ. We're all priests if we're saved. I don't need to go to anybody else to pray."...
  • What you will not be hearing Bush say tonight. (Aw, trollie, won't see him no more).

    02/02/2005 9:48:04 AM PST · by digdugfud · 157 replies · 14,934+ views
    The coming economic crisis. Unemployment. Health care for the poor. The almost 1,500 dead soldiers. The almost 100,000 dead Iraqis. Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher. The Christian Conservative takeover of our nation. The missing 9 billion. The missing weapons of mass destruction. The impending invasion of Iran, and Syria. The total failure to protect us on 9-11.
  • Mystery Surrounds Kerry's Navy Discharge - required review by board of officers

    10/13/2004 12:56:15 AM PDT · by tallhappy · 14 replies · 2,973+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 10-13-04 | THOMAS LIPSCOMB
    <p>An official Navy document on Senator Kerry's campaign Web site listed as Mr. Kerry's "Honorable Discharge from the Reserves" opens a door on a well kept secret about his military service.</p> <p>The document is a form cover letter in the name of the Carter administration's secretary of the Navy, W. Graham Claytor. It describes Mr. Kerry's discharge as being subsequent to the review of "a board of officers." This in it self is unusual. There is nothing about an ordinary honorable discharge action in the Navy that requires a review by a board of officers.</p>
  • Olympic Marathon Leader Assaulted by Spectator/Protester!

    08/29/2004 10:20:07 AM PDT · by Milwaukee_Guy · 123 replies · 7,596+ views
    NBC Television Network | August 29, 2004 | Milwaukee Guy
    The leader of the Olympic Marathon was charged by a spectator and pushed into the crowd. The assailant appeared to be an adult male who wore clasic Greek garb and had a placard or sandwich board covering his upper chest. Vandelei Lima of Brazil was leading the race at about one hour fifty seven minute point when a man ran from the far side of the street and held Lima as he pushed/threw him into the crowd. The assailant was subdued by spectators in the crowd and Lima was able to rejoin the race.
  • Corin Redgrave is two planks short of a stage (Vanessa's nutty brother)

    07/04/2004 5:53:15 PM PDT · by aculeus · 6 replies · 572+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 4, 2004 | By Kevin Myers
    It would be simply impossible to gather from all the gushing press coverage last week about Corin Redgrave's Lear at Stratford what a truly terrifying influence he had in British theatrical circles for 20 years or more. As the most powerful member of the Trotskyite Workers Revolutionary Party within the actors union, Equity, he helped create political cells throughout the acting profession. Central to this was the nature of the WRP: it was less a conventional political movement than a fully-fledged cult, which monopolised the time, energy and financial resources of its members. At one level, the WRP was plain...
  • Breaking: John Kerry Honored by Vietnamese Communists -- Update

    06/06/2004 6:18:35 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 146 replies · 2,494+ views
    June 6, 2004 -- **BREAKING** Dr. Jerry Corsi and Jeff Epstein of Vietnam Vets for the Truth provide additional context and verification for their May 31 report that John Kerry's photograph is featured in the War Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Photographer Bill Lupetti returned to the museum on June 2 to more fully document the layout and scope of the hall titled "The World Supports Vietnam in its Resistance." Their new story, Kerry Museum Photo Documented is now available in our Special Features section.
  • Breaking: John Kerry Honored by Vietnamese Communists

    05/31/2004 3:50:49 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 375 replies · 7,419+ views
    May 31, 2004 -- **BREAKING** Dr. Jerry Corsi and Jeff Epstein of Vietnam Vets for the Truth report that John Kerry's photograph is featured in the War Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City -- a clear indication of the value the Vietnamese communists place on Kerry's support of their efforts during the Vietnam War. The photograph was received in response to a general request last week for information documenting Kerry&#8217;s activities on behalf of the enemy (May 27 below). See Kerry Honored by Vietnamese Communists in Special Features for the complete story.
  • Call for Britons to shout down Bush [Michael Moore alert]

    11/10/2003 10:31:33 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 335+ views
    Call for Britons to shout down Bush From correspondents in London November 11, 2003 MICHAEL Moore, author, filmmaker and satirical nemesis of George W Bush, urged Britons overnight to take to the streets by the tens of thousands to protest the US president's visit to London. In town to promote his new book, Dude, Where's My Country?, Moore quipped he was the "advance man" for next week's first-ever, full-dress state visit to Britain by a US president. "Bush has been using the British people now for the better half of a year as a cover essentially to say, 'See, it's...
  • Caption this (recall related)

    10/07/2003 2:51:18 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 48 replies · 406+ views
    CNN.com ^ | October 7, 2003 | CNN
  • ***HAPPY BIRTHDAY RADIO FREEREPUBLIC!!***

    09/25/2003 4:54:03 PM PDT · by diotima · 27 replies · 395+ views
    Radio Free Republic ^ | 9/25/03 | Diotima
    Happy Birthday Radio Free Republic!!!! Radio Free Republic is Two Years old today! Many thanks go out to our hosts: Chuck Muth Tom Adkins Jeff Gannon AnnaZ MH King Rabbi Spero and Beth Gilinsky Doug from Upland The Shrew Luis Gonzalez PJ Comix Sussa Congressman Billy Bob (and out newest host starting next week: Kay Daly) The biggest thanks of all go out to:Bob J and Agitatorwho have done SO MUCH to develop the RFR project THANKS TO EVERYONE! www.radiofreerepublic.com
  • Savage Fired After Anti-Gay Remarks to Yolo County Man

    07/09/2003 8:17:37 AM PDT · by republicofdavis · 146 replies · 1,518+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 8, 2003 | J. Freedom duLac
    Bob Foster, the rural Yolo County man who has taken to terrorizing TV and radio shows with prank phone calls, says his hobby "is all about getting a reaction." But this may be more than he bargained for. On Saturday, Foster called Michael Savage's live MSNBC show to mention a favorite radio duo, Don and Mike. Savage was apparently not amused and made a series of homophobic comments to Foster on the air. On Monday, news broke that the controversial broadcast personality had been fired by MSNBC. And it wasn't long before Foster began to feel the wrath of Savage...
  • Bomb suspect was Humboldt reporter (SF "peace march")

    04/17/2003 2:03:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 31 replies · 250+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 04/14/2003 | ADRIEL HAMPTON
    Bomb suspect was Humboldt reporterBY ADRIEL HAMPTONOf The Examiner Staff    The San Francisco man arrested in connection with a Molotov cocktail found at an antiwar protest is a former reporter for three Humboldt County newspapers.    Jacob Lehman, 25, reportedly a student at San Francisco State University, wrote articles for the Humboldt State University newspaper The Lumberjack, the Eureka Times-Standard, and The Arcata Eye.    Lehman left his job at the Times-Standard after the newspaper published a substantial apology regarding a story Lehman wrote about a sheriff's deputy's response to a domestic violence call.     After leaving the Times-Standard, Lehman published his own literary magazine.    As recently...
  • Believe your eyes, not opinion polls (You gonna believe me or your own lyin' eyes? Giggle Alert!)

    03/26/2003 5:58:48 PM PST · by Timesink · 29 replies · 281+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 26, 2003 | Daniel Meltzer
    [...]Does an overwhelming majority of Americans, as poll figures seem to indicate, believe the president and support the war? Or do the large protest rallies and marches suggest instead that most citizens doubt his motives and oppose what is being called the most radical and arguably the most perilous shift in U.S. foreign policy in half a century -- "preventive warfare" against nations that have neither attacked us nor threatened to attack in the belief that they may in the future?[...]Not mentioned at all during broadcast reports of the poll, however, and buried inside The Times that day was that...
  • DFU SONG: Hooray for Hollywood (Rev. Al to burn down Inglewood) 7-24-02

    07/24/2002 7:29:18 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 284+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 7-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD (brief intro) He'll burn down Inglewood…the Reverend Al will burn down Inglewood For TV he just got himself a facial…now he'll play racial He's pimping for the big bucks He's gonna try it…to start a riot Along with Mad Max Waters who really sucks He'll burn down Inglewood…he doesn't give a damn for Inglewood He cannot wait until the camera's rolling…he's done some polling Burn baby burn serves him well The guy's a real phony…he's full of baloney Hey, Al, you really do smell He'll burn down Inglewood…the agitator's come to Inglewood Two thousand...