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  • Obama preparing to endorse Clinton

    06/06/2016 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2016 | Kathleen Hennessey | AP
    President Barack Obama is ready to make it official. With Hillary Clinton on the verge of securing the Democratic nomination for president, Obama is on the verge of formally endorsing his former secretary of state and starting to aggressively make the case against Republican Donald Trump. White House officials say the announcement could come within days, although not before Democrats in New Jersey, California and four other states vote Tuesday in contests expected to solidify Clinton’s claim.
  • Head of Glenn Beck’s Media Empire Quits as The Blaze Burns Down

    01/29/2016 9:20:33 PM PST · by drewh · 115 replies
    Kraig Kitchin will stay with the company, but resigned from the top job after friction with fellow Beck executive Jonathan Schreiber. A ‘mass exodus’ of staff may follow. In what knowledgeable observers say is a sign of increasing turmoil in Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire, Beck’s longtime mentor and corporate executive, Kraig Kitchin, has quit as CEO of The Blaze. Kitchin’s replacement, Stewart Padveen, a digital startup entrepreneur who joined Beck’s company last summer, will be the fourth leader of The Blaze since late 2014. Kitchin, 54, who took over operations of Beck’s conservative-leaning subscription digital and cable television enterprise...

    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!
  • Hillary’s Albatross

    02/24/2015 4:43:57 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2015 | Michael Barone
    The Obama administration’s numerous foreign-policy failures will be a serious problem for her 2016 candidacy. Like it or not, the 2016 presidential race is now well under way. Republican candidates are flocking to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, while Hillary Clinton, in-between $200,000 speeches at universities, is reported to be in seclusion developing her economic policies. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by minutiae, but sometimes a twist of events turns out to be important, even twelve months away from the first caucuses and primaries. And of course, always keep in mind that most minutiae turn out to be trivial....
  • This Democrat Is Giving Up on ObamaCare

    11/14/2014 6:48:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/14 | Burke Beu
    The disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act was the catalyst for my party’s midterm thumping. ....I have been a registered Democrat since age 18, a Democratic candidate for statewide office in Colorado and a party precinct captain in that caucus state. I’ve volunteered for numerous Democratic candidates and contributed to party causes and campaigns..... ObamaCare is a failure. For anyone who thinks this is a misprint because no Democratic activist would make such a comment, let me add that it is too big, too complicated and too expensive.
  • ObamaCare Returns as an Election Albatross

    10/23/2014 2:51:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/22/14 | Karl Rove
    Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said “we did the right thing” in passing the law and told voters he “would do it again,” a response echoed by incumbents Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Mary Landrieu (Louisiana). It isn’t working out that way. As the election nears, ObamaCare is re-emerging as a major liability for the Democratic Senate that passed it....
  • Todd Akin reaffirms he's staying in the Senate race

    08/24/2012 2:53:44 PM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 339 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8/24/2012 | NICHOLAS J.C. PISTOR
    Embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin just told reporters in Chesterfield that he is staying in the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Akin repeated the kinds of statements he'd made previously to national media, asserting that he's never had the support of the Republican party establishment anyway. [...]
  • Oldest known wild bird in US returns to Midway to raise chick (60+ y.o. albatross)

    03/08/2011 12:44:51 PM PST · by decimon · 20 replies
    United States Geological Survey ^ | March 8, 2011 | Unknown
    She flies on... and on... and onMIDWAY ATOLL — The oldest known U.S. wild bird – a coyly conservative 60 -- is a new mother. The bird, a Laysan albatross named Wisdom, was spotted a few weeks ago with a chick by John Klavitter, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and the deputy manager of the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The bird has sported and worn out 5 bird bands since she was first banded by U.S. Geological Survey scientist Chandler Robbins in 1956 as she incubated an egg. Chandler rediscovered Wisdom in 2001. In 1956, he estimated...
  • Iowa Poll: Palin's favorability rating slips

    02/28/2011 7:48:56 PM PST · by pissant · 57 replies
    Des Moines Register | 2/28/11 | Tom Beaumont
    Des Moines Register allows title and link only.|topnews|text|Frontpage
  • Will Sarah Palin endorsement be Carly Fiorina's albatross?

    10/06/2010 10:03:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 10/6/10 | Amanda Paulson
    Much has been made of Sarah Palin’s impact in elections this year – and whether her endorsement was what made the difference for Joe Miller in Alaska, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, and numerous other candidates. But her stamp of approval may not always be a help, especially when it comes to the general election. A new poll in California found that Ms. Palin is a highly polarizing figure there and that most Californians view her negatively.
  • Romney gearing up for 2012 presidential run?

    02/15/2010 12:36:58 PM PST · by presidio9 · 190 replies · 1,963+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb 16, 2010
    Is Mitt Romney getting all the pieces together for another run at the White House? What seems to many as a forgone conclusion may soon become a reality, with the announcement of Matt Rhoades as executive director for Romney's Free and Strong America PAC. According to an article in Politico, Rhoades, who has served on other presidential campaigns and at the Republican National Committee was communications director for Romney's 2008 run. With the upcoming release and tour for Romney's new book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Romney's 2012 intentions may be one of the worst kept secrets in...
  • Pundit: Rangel Becoming Democratic 'Albatross' (Tax-cheat Charlie, RATS midterm election trouble?)

    09/04/2009 4:43:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 9/04/09
    Pundit: Rangel Becoming Democratic 'Albatross'House Republican Leader Calls For Embattled Congressman To Resign; Dems Could Face Midterm Election Trouble Sep 4, 2009 5:47 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) - House Republican leader John Boehner says Charlie Rangel is his friend. But he also says "friends are not infallible, they make mistakes … and when mistakes are made in the course of public service, accountability is necessary." Boehner is calling on Congressman Rangel to step aside. In a "Dear Charlie" letter Boehner reminded Rangel about the skepticism Americans now have about those who govern. "As we have witnessed this summer," Boehner...
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...

    06/08/2009 6:52:11 AM PDT · by PeterL · 133 replies · 3,797+ views
    National Ledger ^ | 5/18/09 | Pete LaTona
    I retired in late 2006 with a conservative financial plan in place that would last through the lives of my wife and myself and still leave a little something for the kids. My financial planner and I choose an appropriate asset allocation model and we needed only 5% returns to be in good shape. My wife and I planned on working or volunteering, but we could do things because we wanted to and not because we had to. After many years in corporate America, this was a great place to be. I am still in a little bit of shock...
  • Fascism is Dying

    06/11/2008 1:14:21 PM PDT · by awer775 · 198 replies · 286+ views
  • Obama on small-town PA: Clinging religion, guns, xenophobia

    04/11/2008 1:08:33 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 411 replies · 1,663+ views ^ | 04/11/08 | Ben Smith
    <p>You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.</p>
  • A humbler Bill Clinton

    02/26/2008 7:56:05 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 48 replies · 211+ views
    International Herlad Tribune ^ | February 26, 2008 | John M. Broder
    LANCASTER, Ohio: The long campaign has taken some of the fight out of the Big Dog. The growling and snapping Bill Clinton that the country saw before the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries has been muzzled and leashed. He is being kept as far from the media as possible to prevent any more of the red-faced, finger-wagging tirades and freelance political commentary that polls say cost Hillary Clinton a lot of support, particularly among black voters. In the Lancaster High School gymnasium Monday night, Bill Clinton spoke for a full hour to about 2,000 people. The room could have...
  • EADS: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

    10/19/2006 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 18 replies · 3,288+ views
    Dow Jones ^ | October 18, 2006 | Staff
    EADS: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft Dow Jones 10/19/2006 LONDON (Dow Jones)--Airbus now needs to sell around 420 A380 aircraft to break even on the delayed program, according to a presentation given at an investor meeting of parent company, European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. NV (5730.FR) Thursday. The break-even outlook is updated for 2006 and updates the 2005 business case, which was based on 270 A380 orders, according to a presentation by Airbus Chief Financial Officer Andreas Sperl. Toulouse-based Airbus has so far booked 159 orders for its double-decker A380 aircraft, but earlier this month announced...
  • Russia's A-40 Albatross: hunting subs and quenching fires

    08/10/2006 7:31:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 6,535+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 09/ 08/ 2006 | Viktor Litovkin
    Albatros: hunting subs and quenching fires 16:17 | 09/ 08/ 2006 MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti defense commentator Viktor Litovkin) - Russia has some unique models of combat hardware that were developed in the Soviet years. One of these is the A-40 amphibian, or the Albatros (the Mermaid, in NATO classification), a product of the Beriev Taganrog Aviation Research and Engineering Complex. This is the world's only turbojet that can take off and land both on water and at a conventional airport. It can perform numerous tasks: search for SSBNs (ballistic missile submarines), rescue merchant vessels and warships in distress, and even...
  • I died because I'm poor. (Compassionate mod kicks in a penny for the funeral)

    06/26/2006 5:44:09 AM PDT · by phoenixrising47 · 355 replies · 8,152+ views
    Poet | I.C. Howe
    I died because I'm poor. I'm floating in the water. My Mom is accross from me. Mosquitos swarm around us. They're our only friends. I'm in the United States. Of, America. Not Vietnam. I'm not on T.V. It's really me. I'm dying 'cause I'm poor. Mama's eyes are fluttering. Like a butterfly. This is real. Please, people. Not a photo op. I'm dying 'cause I'm poor. I spit on Mama's lips, to give her moisture. Her face turns cold. I'm crying 'cause I'm poor. Oh, Mama! Dear sweet Mama. I wail into the sky. Where's that promising Bush? Mama didn't...
  • RNC Memo Warns GOPers Not To Distance Themselves From Bush

    03/28/2006 7:52:53 PM PST · by Karl Rand · 605 replies · 6,328+ views
    Republican pollster Jan van Lohuizen, in a memo written for RNC chairman Ken Mehlman, warns that if members of Congress try to drive a wedge between themselves and Pres. Bush, it'd be akin to adding weight to an anchor. GOpers are "W Brand Republicans" whether they like it or not. And van Louhizen, who has polled (often secretly) for the Bush White House under the RNC aegis for years, is worried about low turnout. Time Magazine first reported on the memo this weekend, but the full text is below.
  • Jessica Alba wants less “slutty girl” roles ( to the horror of men everywhere )

    03/24/2006 9:55:50 PM PST · by Panerai · 19 replies · 945+ views ^ | 03/22/2006
    It seems Jessica Alba is determined to tone down her raunchy sex kitten image on-screen as well as off: she recently threatened to sue Playboy when it featured her on their cover without permission and now she wants to avoid being type-cast as a sultry minx after making her film breakthrough playing a stripper in the Sin City series. “I’ll leave the slutty girl to other people,” she told FHM recently. “And I’ll play the sweet, moral girlfriend who believes in love - roles that are more interesting than playing a vixen.”
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Is Hate Good? (Hate Bad, Zot Good, Love Zot!)

    10/10/2005 4:54:59 PM PDT · by prosperity destroyed · 145 replies · 3,837+ views
    Yes it is. At least when it comes to hating Bush and you Nazis. Nahh. I don't advocate violence. That's for Bush and you scum who love killing Iraqi children. You are not welcome in my business, though, and I encourage all rational people not to let any Bush supporters in their business. We don't want your money. Try and find Nazi Germany. Maybe they will take it. We live in squalor now. Horrible economy, natural devastation with government laughing; we are international pariahs. Are there any decent people here who will join me in condemning this horrible administration?
  • like dude, you are ZOTTED

    05/15/2005 12:32:16 PM PDT · by like dude i am cool · 101 replies · 1,858+ views
    freerepublic ^ | 5-15-05 | me
    like bush stole the last election. him and his budies at diebold rigged the election machenes and stole ohio and florida. use google there is proof. kerry won the last election. kerry is president! how can you morons be so dumb?
  • why did you ban me? (ZOT!!! What is the sound of one troll frying?)

    05/13/2005 9:17:36 AM PDT · by janet_leeds · 216 replies · 6,348+ views
    Yes. I am new to this website and was wondering why my account was banned? I posted an article I wrote about how Buddhism not Islam is a threat to America and is the fastest growing religion instead of Islam. I noted how Buddhism denies the existence of God and the divinity of Christ, I also made note of how Buddhists practice an evil satanic ceremony called doku. It is a ritual where Buddhist monks use a doku drum made of the hide of a white christian baby to conjure up demons for human sacrifice. Using three fingers they beat...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.

    03/10/2005 4:38:21 PM PST · by freepress3482 · 108 replies · 3,469+ views
    The Media CIA CONTROLED MEDIDA AND/OR MEDIA MANIPULATION IS A VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A FREE PRESS CONCERNING ALL 50 STATES AND EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN PLEASE REVIEW: (read website on "operation mockingbird") Journalism is a perfect cover for CIA agents. People talk freely to journalists, and few think suspiciously of a journalist aggressively searching for information. Journalists also have power, influence and clout. Not surprisingly, the CIA began a mission in the late 1940s to recruit American journalists on a wide scale, a mission it dubbed Operation MOCKINGBIRD. The agency wanted these journalists not only to...
  • YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Stop Harrasment at the DU or we WILL strike back. (Tremble, tremble, ZOT!!!)

    01/17/2005 2:24:35 PM PST · by DUsoldier · 701 replies · 18,296+ views
    Author: a scary person.
    IF YOU DELETE MY SCREEN NAME THE WAR WILL BEGIN I AM THE AMBASSADOR...We will plague your message boards My Fellow Soldiers will strike back
  • Washington Post Buys Slate Online Magazine

    12/21/2004 9:39:11 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 21 replies · 784+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2004 | Anon
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Microsoft Corp. sold its popular Slate online magazine Tuesday to The Washington Post Co., a move that makes Slate's political commentary and quirky feature articles more broadly available across the Internet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft has said Slate, with roughly 6 million readers monthly, breaks even financially but has sought a buyer since the summer. Under the sales agreement, content from Slate will continue to be available on Microsoft's MSN Web site. The Post, which has increasingly sought unique content for its Web site distinct from its newspaper articles, said it planned no...
  • dark side of homeschooling

    11/18/2004 10:44:35 AM PST · by dakra · 177 replies · 3,325+ views
    CBS | nov 18 04 | Monica Spitzer
    As a homeschooled individual, I think that the issue itself should be more publicized.
  • Zot Up The Union (Red State Yanks Are So Frightfully Uncivilised!)

    11/12/2004 7:40:41 AM PST · by BlueStateLiberal · 423 replies · 6,410+ views
    A 100% American bloke, very likely called Nigel.
    Clearly, those of us in the thinking part of the country are at odds with the red(neck) states. Why not formalise the irreconcilable differences between us by having a go at sovereignty? That way, we can rejoin the civilised world, and you can create your Taliban-style theocracy that you so obviously desire.
  • ZOT! To the Good People of the World

    11/04/2004 3:16:06 PM PST · by liberty byrd · 145 replies · 3,230+ views
    A concerned citizen
    To all good people of countries other than the US- WE are now officially a rogue nation- please don’t blame the citizens of the US as we have been taken over by Nazis. Trust us, we are more frightened than you. There is no possible way that Bush is the most popular president ever. There is no way that he won this election. It is a lie, supported by fraudulent elections and corrupt government officials. There is no popular support for Bush, only Bush freepers on the net paid for by homeland security to convince other nations and naive US...
  • ZOT! Censorship on proves every point I made.

    11/04/2004 11:53:37 AM PST · by AndreINCA · 142 replies · 3,279+ views
    You all took turns laughing because I am an extreme left, but I laugh at you because you people proved me right. You delete remarks for no other reason but you don't like the thoughts expressed, (though mine was left for assument) inactivate my account, and preach free speech for all. My words weren't for the purpose of starting a war, only to say, "hey, what do you think about this?" I didn't get one intellgent arugment. Name calling yes, insults yes, nothing thought provoking. So you cane prove me right yet again, and delete this post and inactivate my...
  • You People Can Zot My Ass

    11/03/2004 3:10:27 PM PST · by Paul Schwinn · 324 replies · 7,480+ views
    The late Mr. Schwinn, knocked off his trike by a bolt of lightning.
    Exactly why are you retards happy that this Cokehead chimp is back? Do Conservatives like escalating budget deficits? I guess so. Do Conservatives like pointless wars initiated by lies? I guess so. You really must love outsourced jobs and a crappy economy. You are probably too stupid to realize how the country is now screwed. To hell with all of you.
  • ZOT! Don't support Bush, hear Osama Bin Laden out.

    11/03/2004 4:37:48 PM PST · by AndreSOCAL · 146 replies · 3,715+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11-03-2004 | Andre
    Following is the full English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape sent to Aljazeera. In the interests of authenticity, the content of the transcript, which appeared as subtitles at the foot of the screen, has been left unedited. Praise be to Allah who created the creation for his worship and commanded them to be just and permitted the wronged one to retaliate against the oppressor in kind. To proceed: Peace be upon he who follows the guidance: People of America this talk of mine is for you and concerns the ideal way to prevent another Manhattan, and...
  • Global Warming [I believe. Zot! See, it just got another one!]

    11/03/2004 2:10:25 PM PST · by fred3 · 118 replies · 2,334+ views
    I was just wondering how many freepers believe in global warming? What do you think about it?
  • Today in History...Monty Python's 35th anniversary

    10/05/2004 1:22:45 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 211 replies · 4,181+ views
    pythonline ^ | 10/05/04 | Cuidado Llama
    October 5 Today is the Anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus! The Flying Circus debuted this day, 35 years ago, on television at 10:50 PM on BBC-1. The world was never the same. (October 5, 1969)
  • A Revealing Letter to the New York Times (ZOT!!! Yet another toasted troll)

    09/23/2004 12:20:00 PM PDT · by TexasToast · 42 replies · 1,896+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 22 2004 | John Colbert
    Just look at this letter that they PRINTED!!! in the NY Times. I knew the paper had gone completely down the tubes, but this kind of back-stabbing is why real Americans don't trust liberals. "To the Editor: Re "Bush, at the U.N., Calls for Action to Widen Liberty" (front page, Sept. 22): President Bush endlessly repeats the claim that we are safer without Saddam Hussein in power but offers evidence that does not support his assertion. Saddam Hussein's being a dictator or using weapons against his people or wishing to acquire the capacity to get weapons of mass destruction are...
  • (2 of 10) we are being scammed (In a recent survey, 9 of 10 mods recommended ZOT)

    09/23/2004 8:33:50 AM PDT · by a001 · 106 replies · 2,655+ views
    Crispy Critter Courier | sept 23, 11:33 | Yet another dim troll, as told to Reddy Kilozot.
    ignore what he is saying, look at what he does. Noone likes being conned, will insist the con was real, even in the face of evidence. If you care about the lives of your family-to-be, you'll want to get rid of the bush administration now.

    09/21/2004 1:33:30 PM PDT · by shives100 · 48 replies · 2,001+ views
    September 21, 2004 | Shives100 -This is an election atlas which runs a mock election. I'm sick of seeing it yellow and red.
  • ZOT! - wuss never replied - Where's the Dignity? Liberals have no stinking dignity.

    09/17/2004 12:21:30 PM PDT · by elangerton · 70 replies · 1,571+ views
    Colorado Springs Independent ^ | Sept. 9-15, 2004 | Gary Dean
    Where's the dignity? The Republican National Convention is over, and George W. Bush's "leadership" was showcased -- leadership resulting in 962 U.S. service members killed and 6,690 wounded in an unnecessary and counterproductive war that is creating jihadists faster than we can capture or kill them at a cost of $1 billion a week. One billion dollars a week could be spent on supporting homeland security or domestic programs. Under Bush, the number of Americans living in poverty increased in 2003 for the third straight year and those without health coverage rose an additional million people to 15.4 percent of...
  • Al Jazeera (What is Arabic for meeeeeeoooooowwwwwwww?)

    09/16/2004 9:26:25 AM PDT · by MartinRidley · 251 replies · 3,127+ views
    Author | 16_09-2004 | Martin Ridley
    Its seems odd that country proclaiming a commitment to Freedom supports the closure of the only real free press in most of the middle east - Al Jazeera. Even Alister Campbell aplogist for the UK governement and a supporter of muting the TV station during the invasion of Iraq now agrees how important the station is to free speech. So all of you neo-cons with your spin on Freedom for the Iraqi people how about letting them watch what ever TV station they wish to switch on. And let Al Jazeera report from Iraqi what has an emerging democracy ocuupied...
  • Interesting ZOT

    09/14/2004 2:57:01 PM PDT · by amercian god · 114 replies · 1,407+ views
    Is this correct? The last time two different men served consecutive 8 year year terms to their completion was 1825. Madison 1809-1817 and Monroe 1817-1825.
  • Never thought I'd register here and get the ZOT!!

    09/11/2004 9:54:50 AM PDT · by Madam Tussaud · 73 replies · 2,236+ views
    <p>I cannot simply stand by and watch you guys lying and lying on this website, about the veracity of John FORGED Kerry, about the patriotism of Jane Fonda, about the authenticity of the forged Bush Guard files...they are authentic forgeries. The White House itself handed those forged documents out after CBS gave them you guys are questioning them?? LMAO!!</p>
  • ZOT: Let's All Vote November 2! (Proposal for WORLD election)

    09/08/2004 1:13:51 PM PDT · by awesomechick · 158 replies · 2,854+ views
    07 September 2004 | Tahar Ben Jelloun
    And what if, this coming November 2, at the same time as millions of Americans, all the world's peoples went to the ballot box to vote? There would be legitimacy in their participation in the election of the president of the world's greatest power. Simply because their lives, their future, depend on it in one way or another. It would be a symbolic gesture, a universal speech in observation of a fact and a direct and unambiguous way of saying that the fate of the world depends in large part on the American presidency. The Vietnamese and the Chileans at...
  • CNN Chairman Parsons Takes Shot at Fox

    08/07/2004 8:59:16 AM PDT · by Che Chihuahua · 49 replies · 1,056+ views
    Parsons Takes Shot at FoxBy John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/6/2004 2:22:00 PM Time Warner Inc. chairman Dick Parsons Friday described Fox News Channel as "crazy people exchanging views," telling a group of minority journalists in Washington he felt that the channel and his own Cable News Network are two different services. When asked by Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos why CNN was losing the ratings battle with Fox, he was not ready to concede that. He said that Fox was more like talk radio on TV, which meant that its viewers stayed longer because people tended to "come and...
  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like Teresa? (Body Language Around Her Own Hubby Speaks Volumes)

    08/04/2004 9:14:15 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 123 replies · 5,300+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 8/4/04 | Thomas Lifson
    “Isn’t she great?” said candidate Kerry in Milwaukee, following the “four more years of hell” remark of his wife Teresa. Lawyer Kerry surely knows that, technically speaking, he is asking a question, not necessarily paying  a compliment. “And by the way, how great was Teresa Heinz Kerry last night?” said running mate Edwards to the Democratic National Convention. Another lawyer asking another question, masquerading as a compliment. Teresa Heinz, as she still formally calls herself, (“Teresa Heinz Kerry” is her self-described “political name”) has emerged as a problem for the Kerry-Edwards campaign. Her husband, who advertises his diplomatic skills as...