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  • PALS PENCIL IN GORE FOR PREZ RUN

    04/23/2007 5:54:32 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 553+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 23, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE
    <p>Friends of Vice President Al Gore are trying to line up top campaign hands to hold in reserve in case he decides to make a dramatic late entry into the presidential race.</p> <p>Two members of Gore's failed 2000 campaign say they have been approached to see whether they would sign up for another run, Britain's Sunday Telegraph reported.</p>
  • Why Al Gore Couldn't Lose in 2008 (where do they find these guys?)

    03/08/2006 8:03:57 AM PST · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 523+ views
    Oped News ^ | March 7, 2006 | Allen Snyder
    With meek and spineless Democrats incapable of putting up anything more than a holographic opposition to the fascist BushCo regime, aging progressives like me are wondering if we’re gonna be forced to spend the rest of our more-than-half-lived lives watching moronic and myopic BushCo regressives and their ideologically twisted descendants kill, maim, and tax-cut their way to universal one-party American political rule. When the best Dems have to offer is the ‘angry’ Hillary Clinton or a recycled John Kerry, surely all hope is lost. There’s little chance I’d vote for Clinton after her hawkish stance on the war and the...
  • Food Fight!

    05/19/2005 5:12:42 PM PDT · by Chris_Shugart · 10 replies · 461+ views
    American Association of Independent Voters ^ | May, 19, 2005 | Chris Shugart
    Food Fight!By Chris Shugart, May 19, 2005 Nowadays, up-to-date and happening progressives no longer rely on discussion and debate to further their cause. In today's world of liberal politics, thoughtful discourse has become inconvenient. Formulating reasonable arguments can be complex and require annoying things like research, facts, and the coherent articulation of ideas. Why waste time trying to create intelligent rebuttals when you can counter your opponent by just throwing food at them?Malcontented liberals like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have become so yesterday. Their anti-Bush griping is moldier than John Kerry's campaign victory cake. These days, even Michael Moore...
  • There's a New Flu in Town ("Cuckoo Bird Flu")

    04/30/2005 9:48:18 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 7 replies · 532+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 5/1/2005 | Marc Plumb
    Health authorities in Taiwan yesterday released a statement confirming a dangerous outbreak of a new bird-flu disease dubbed "Cuckoo Bird Flu" (CBF). Unlike the H5N1 virus strain found in China, Vietnam and Thailand which affects the lungs and respiratory system, the CBF strain has only been confirmed in Taiwan and is more closely related to CJD, or "brain-wasting disease." Symptoms include delusional feelings of power and grandeur, audacity, arrogance, childlike behavior and a weakening backbone. While asleep, victims are often heard mumbling, "It's not fair, it's not fair." Several victims have developed a unique facial expression which health authorities liken...
  • Kerry strategy: Don't repeat Gore mistakes

    10/20/2004 12:15:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 1,069+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 10/20/04 | RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry has a simple strategy if the presidential race is in doubt on Nov. 3, the day after the election: Do not repeat Al Gore's mistakes. Unlike the former vice president, who lost a recount fight and the 2000 election, Kerry will be quick to declare victory on election night and begin defending it. He also will be prepared to name a national security team before knowing whether he's secured the presidency. [snip] The prospects for another contested election grow with every poll showing the race neck and neck. Gore prematurely conceded the 2000 race...
  • This Gore Is No Bore (An (almost) First Daughter writes a hilarious first novel)

    08/31/2004 9:14:03 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 1,717+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 6 issue | Sean Smith
    The word "funny" is not the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the name "Gore." Last year, when Miramax announced it had commissioned Kristin Gore, daughter of Al, to write a comic novel about a single woman working in Washington, Jay Leno turned the book into a punch line of his own. "It's about a Capitol Hill staffer who works with a congressman on a health-care subcommittee," he said. "Apparently that boring gene doesn't fall far from the tree." Turns out, yes it does. "Sammy's Hill" is a laugh-out-loud literary debut, certain to draw comparisons to "Bridget...
  • Abolish the Electoral College

    08/28/2004 11:34:36 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 296 replies · 4,869+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 29, 2004
    When Republican delegates nominate their presidential candidate this week, they will be doing it in a city where residents who support George Bush have, for all practical purposes, already been disenfranchised. Barring a tsunami of a sweep, heavily Democratic New York will send its electoral votes to John Kerry and both parties have already written New York off as a surefire blue state. The Electoral College makes Republicans in New York, and Democrats in Utah, superfluous. It also makes members of the majority party in those states feel less than crucial. It's hard to tell New York City children that...
  • Michael Moore Accused of Headline Heist

    08/03/2004 11:57:38 AM PDT · by crusty codger · 20 replies · 1,456+ views
    NewsMax | 08/03/04 | unknown
    Michael Moore's fakery fest "Fahrenheit 9/11" features in one of its scenes a newspaper headline that reads: "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election." The words were apparently designed to perpetuate the myth that Bush "stole" the 2000 presidential election. A lawyer for the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington, Ill., sent a letter to Moore accusing him of misappropriating the headline from the Pantagraph's pages. The headline did appear in the Pantagraph, but only on the letters-to-the-editor page, and was intended only to reflect the letter writer's sentiments. According to the Pantagraph's Web site, the lawyer's letter also charges Moore with...
  • Not exactly an air-tight case (Vin Suprynowicz on Farenheit 911)

    07/05/2004 10:34:29 AM PDT · by Undertow · 14 replies · 922+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | July 4, 2004 | Vin Suprynowicz
    VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Not exactly an air-tight case It's unfortunate -- but typical -- that Michael Moore begins his new semi-documentary film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," with a lie. The film instructs viewers that every legitimate media outlet that sent reporters to Florida after the 2000 election concluded Al Gore really won the popular vote there -- and thus the presidency. The truth is just the opposite. Every mainstream media outlet that went and looked -- including far-left East Coast papers that had endorsed Gore -- reluctantly concluded George W. Bush won the popular vote in Florida, no matter how you counted it....
  • The Few Decide For The Many (Huge BusinessWeek report calling for abolition of Electoral College)

    06/03/2004 8:00:39 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 97 replies · 560+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | June 14, 2004
    Demography, as the saying goes, may be destiny. But an archaic system of representation that includes a winner-take-all selection of electors and eschews proportionate representation at the local level is denying a voice to political minorities. Are you perchance one of the 2.4 million hardy Democrats living in Texas? You might as well hang up your political spurs. Since the Reagan era, Texas has become solidly Republican. Or perhaps you're a GOPer in New York or California, home to a combined 8.5 million members of the Grand Old Party. Tough luck, pal. Many of the distortions can be traced to...
  • "The Day After Tomorrow"

    06/02/2004 12:44:36 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 357+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 6/02/04 | Don Feder
    In 1997’s “Batman And Robin,” a maniacal Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) runs around with an ice-emitting blaster gun turning Gotham into the North Pole, while he grunts: “Stop Global Warming! Start Global Freezing!”   There may actually be more science in the last installment of the Caped Crusader saga than in “The Day After Tomorrow,” which premiered on May 28th.   The $200-million Summer blockbuster features super-tornadoes smashing LA, hail stones the size of Toyotas falling in Tokyo, waves that wash an oil tanker up Fifth Avenue in New York, and a blizzard that turns Manhattan into Mt. Everest.  ...
  • Question: Why is America Targeted? (Al Jazeera has Dem talking points or vice versa)

    05/30/2004 4:21:51 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 45 replies · 247+ views
    Al Jazeerah ^ | May 30, 2004 | John W. Willmott
    This is addressed equally to many addressees and the U.S. Government as extremely vital information and an advisory to those at the highest levels of education, defense and Government. I am here because of the declining condition of American security, reputation, credibility, respect and prosperity brought on by flawed U.S. foreign policy, failed and or no diplomacy and the use of threats, strangling illegal embargoes, Presidential imperialist sanctions and the illegal, preemptive and unilateral use of the U.S. Military against other sovereign peoples and nations. Some of you will adamantly disagree with my previous statement. That is your right just...
  • Roland Emmerich: Ein Spätentwickler wettert los ("Day After Tomorrow" Director Hates Bush-MUST READ)

    05/27/2004 10:04:24 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 33 replies · 284+ views
    RP Online via Tim Blair ^ | May 28, 2004 | "werner"
    Roland Emmerich, the German director of "The Day after Tomorrow" made these illuminating remarks in interviews in the German press. It says a lot about him but also about the Hollywood mindset. Here is the German original, the translation of the excerpt is mine. Do you think he would say this to American audiences? Q: Will the anti-Bush mood outside of America be conducive to the success of the film? A: I had no idea that Bush would get up to all the things he did eventually. During the last election campaign I was already writing the script. I hope...
  • Florida Forever - The political urban legend that facts won't kill

    03/09/2004 8:33:33 AM PST · by So Cal Rocket · 29 replies · 822+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 09, 2004, 8:58 a.m. | Peter Kirsanow
    Several pundits have predicted that there will be a huge turnout for the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday, particularly among black voters. This, despite the fact that John Kerry has effectively secured the nomination. The reasons are twofold: (1) Democrats will make every effort to get out the vote to demonstrate that Florida will be in play during the general election; and (2) black voters, incensed that they were systematically harassed, intimidated and prevented from voting in the 2000 presidential election — the "stolen" election — will stream to the polls in droves. The second reason is a political myth repeated...
  • A Little Help?---Why Bush Won in 2000

    03/09/2004 8:53:31 AM PST · by waterman478 · 60 replies · 818+ views
    waterman478
    I am looking for an article or source that outlines the facts why Bush won in 2000. I'm looking for the arguments to have handy when your typical liberal throws out the "Well Bush stole the election in 2000" comment. Can anyone point me to something? Thanks!
  • Al, We Hardly Know Ye (Barf/Eric Alterman Alert!) (Algore Hypnotizes Chickens)

    02/17/2004 3:24:15 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 40 replies · 354+ views
    The Nation ^ | 2.12.2004 | Eric Alterman
    stop the presses by Eric AltermanAl, We Hardly Know Ye [from the March 1, 2004 issue]The evolution of the character invented by the media to play the role "Al Gore" will one day make a remarkable doctoral dissertation. The most doctrinaire postmodernist would have a hard time keeping up with the myriad literary inventions, textual subversions and convenient fictions necessary to sustain the ever-changing narrative. One day Gore is an uptight, hypercautious "serial exaggerator." Later, when it turns out that it was the media--most egregiously, the Washington Post's Ceci Connolly--who spread false stories about Gore that were picked up and...
  • Sharpton's admirers faced with a quandary (Vote for Crazy Al? Or someone to beat Bush?)

    02/02/2004 4:57:50 AM PST · by mhking · 9 replies · 280+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2.2.04 | PETER WALLSTEN
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Rev. Al Sharpton all but admits he has no shot of winning the Democratic nomination for president, but that doesn't deter the thousands who have leapt to their feet and danced on chairs in recent days to cheer his fiery words as he preaches to campaign rallies across South Carolina. Just last week, after a vintage Sharpton speech full of sharp humor and wisecracks designed to paint his fellow Democrats as weak on issues of race and poverty, dozens of students at a historically black college near the capital heeded his call for campaign volunteers by...
  • Angry White Man (For black voters, Dean is the un-Clinton)

    01/13/2004 5:09:02 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 171+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, January 13, 2004 | JASON L. RILEY
    <p>Unfortunate as it is true, Democrats don't battle Republicans for the black vote. They battle apathy. Blacks vote Democrat or stay home. Which prompts two questions: Will Howard Dean, the third-generation Yalie from Vermont by way of Park Avenue, have a problem ginning up enough black support if he wins the Democratic nomination for president?</p>
  • Pox Americana (Games and deception: The war-year in review)

    12/29/2003 11:43:25 AM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 153+ views
    The Boston Phoenix ^ | December 26, 2003 | BARRY CRIMMINS
    IT WAS THE worst of times, and it was the worst of times. The 12 months labeled, stored, and referenced as "2003" will be forever remembered as a "war year." And wars are the worst of things upon which to waste years. In January, the nation passed the halfway mark of the court-appointed Bush administration. A hardy lot, Americans had survived two years and a day of excruciating corruption, skullduggery, and embarrassment. It was about to get worse. All the best halftime shows took place at peace rallies. The media’s electronic war drumbeat was providing George W. Bush with the...
  • Nader the Spoiler? Unlikely

    12/22/2003 12:08:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 200+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, December 19, 2003 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    <p>For all the gloominess Democrats may harbor about Howard Dean's chances in the general election, here's a bit of good news: Ralph Nader, whose third-party candidacy cost Al Gore the presidency in 2000, seems unlikely to mount a run against the former Vermont governor.</p>
  • Hussein May Be Weapon for Dems

    12/19/2003 10:03:10 AM PST · by presidio9 · 65 replies · 201+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | December 19, 2003 | Ross K. Baker (PolySci Professor at Rutgers)
    George W. Bush has to restrain himself from running victory laps to celebrate the Saddam Hussein capture. Republican leaders are gleeful about facing a Democratic ticket likely led by Howard Dean. So, it may seem odd, even perverse, to suggest that rooting the Iraqi dictator out of his hole might actually be an ace-in-the-hole for Democrats. For starters, seizing Hussein shifts the focus of the hunt for America's most dangerous enemies from Iraq to the rugged Afghanistan-Pakistan border where Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, the deposed leader of the Taliban, are said to lurk. As elusive as Hussein was...
  • NBC's Andrea Mitchell claims Supreme Court "denied Gore the Presidency."

    12/09/2003 5:30:34 PM PST · by Timmy · 113 replies · 1,530+ views
    NBC Nightly News | 12/09/04 | Andrea Mitchell
    On NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw earlier this evening, during the story about Gore's endorsement of Dean, Andrea Mitchell referred to the Supreme Court's decision "which denied Gore the Presidency."
  • At Florida event, Democrats cry foul

    12/08/2003 9:12:08 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 290+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/7/03 | Sarah Schweitzer
    <p>Fla. -- Democratic presidential candidates flocked to a Walt Disney World resort here yesterday, seeking to tap into the pain of the 2000 election and denounce the administration it installed, enthralling state party convention delegates who seemed happiest when jeering the GOP and President Bush.</p>
  • Streisand: Bush's Achievements...

    11/26/2003 12:09:50 PM PST · by presidio9 · 77 replies · 719+ views
    barbrastreisand.com ^ | November 25, 2003 | Barbra Streisand
    Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, wrote an amazing editorial in the latest issue of the magazine pointing out some of Bush's most dubious accomplishments during his tenure as president. Here are just some of the many facts Graydon puts forth. 2 - Number of nations George W. Bush has attacked and taken over since coming into office. 10 million - Estimated number of people worldwide who took to the streets in opposition to the invasion of Iraq, setting an all-time record for simultaneous protest. $100 billion - Estimated cost of the war in Iraq to U.S. citizens by...
  • Nader Blasts Democrats As 'Whiners'

    11/10/2003 10:20:54 AM PST · by FlyLow · 18 replies · 373+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-10-03 | AP Staff
    MADISON, Wis. - Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader called Democrats "chronic whiners" for continuing to accuse him of spoiling the 2000 presidential election for Al Gore. "They should realize that the retrospect on Florida concluded Gore won Florida," the consumer activist told the Wisconsin State Journal on Saturday. "It was stolen from the Democrats. And they should concentrate on the thieves and the blunderers in Florida, not on the Green Party." A media-sponsored review of more than 175,000 disputed ballots found that Gore would have won by a small margin if there had been a complete statewide recount....
  • Gore Blasts Bush for Disbanding Senate Intelligence Cte., Charges Nixon-like Coverup over 911

    11/09/2003 11:47:40 AM PST · by nwrep · 80 replies · 1,117+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | November 9, 2003 | nwrep
    Al Gore has charged that the Bush administration is attempting to cover-up the 9/11 investigation by dismissing the Senate Intelligence Committee. In a speech sponsored by the Communist Group Moveon.org, Gore dismissed the partisan Democrat memo advising the committee to use intelligence information for political purposes as "trivial", and accused Bush of over-reaching in his authority, in much the same way as Richard Nixon did when he fired his Chief Investigator during the Watergate scandal. It was reported here that Senator Frist disbanded the Senate Intellignce Committee after the partisan memo revealed it would be unable to carry out its...
  • we better off now than we were in 2000?

    10/27/2003 3:38:58 PM PST · by Maria S · 15 replies · 179+ views
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | 10/27/03 | Stacy L. Weills
    Are we better off now than we were in 2000? When my husband, Thomas, and I voted in the last presidential election, two interesting things occurred. First, Thomas was told his vote had already been cast, which was definitely untrue. "How could someone have gotten away with voting as Thomas Weills?" we asked, since we had to have an ID and voting card and be on the ballot list to vote. In all the time I've been married to Thomas, I have never seen his last name duplicated. The second thing occurred as I waited for Thomas to fill out...
  • Is This What A Troll Looks Like?

    10/21/2003 5:47:36 AM PDT · by faking flatulence · 88 replies · 491+ views
    Ernest Partridge
  • Moore urges Butler crowd to vote Bush out of office

    10/15/2003 8:59:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 242+ views
    Indianapolis Star ^ | October 14, 2003 | Jon Murray
    <p>Author, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore told more than 2,100 people at Butler University Monday night that last week's California recall election provided hope President Bush could be defeated.</p> <p>"Anytime you have an angry mob of voters, that can't be a bad thing," he said. He voiced hope that voters would summon the same kind of anger next year to elect a new president.</p>
  • Salon's CEO Leaves

    10/09/2003 1:37:35 PM PDT · by Tacis · 25 replies · 360+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 9, 2003
    The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Struggling online magazine publisher Salon Media Group said its chief executive officer, Michael O'Donnell, is leaving the company after seven years. The San Francisco-based company, which has been battling to survive, gave no reason for O'Donnell's departure in an announcement Thursday. A call to O'Donnell for comment was not immediately returned. O'Donnell will be replaced as CEO by Salon founder David Talbot, who is the company's chairman and editor-in-chief. Elizabeth Hambrecht, Salon's chief financial officer, will inherit O'Donnell's title as president. A former software sales executive, O'Donnell joined Salon as president and publisher...
  • You Repugnicans are so Stupid [AM says: This is a ripe one!!!]

    10/08/2003 5:23:51 AM PDT · by 100 days to recall2 · 729 replies · 1,447+ views
    So you think you accomplished something by stealing another election and putting that dummy goon "Ahhnuld" in as Governor. Well he's an idiot just like that other installed resident George (imbecile) W. Bush. The reason California's economy is so bad is the fault of the white house resident and his moronic economic policies. Also, his Enron buddies screwed California with the energy contracts. So after Ahhnie screws California royally and the nation sees what corrupt fools W and the repuggies are, the Democrats will take control of the nation again for 40 years. Hasta La Vista baybee
  • You Knew It Was Coming (Dean Site trashes new Bush Blog!) -- Time for Freeper Comments

    10/07/2003 9:10:48 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 28 replies · 266+ views
    Dean for President Blog Site ^ | October 7, 2003 | Joe Rospars
    You Knew It Was Coming (Dean Site trashes new Official George W. Bush Campaign Blog) George W. Bush now has a campaign blog. Matt will have more on this in the morning, but in the meantime, inspired by a different Texan, I'd like to issue my own personal response: Mr. President, I'm a blogger. I know blogs. Bloggers are friends of mine. And your site, sir, is not a blog.We welcome all readers of this new somewhat blog-like site to use this as an open thread to discuss what you think of it, because the Bush folks aren't interested in...
  • Streisand: Vote No on Recall

    10/06/2003 8:28:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 351+ views
    barbrastreisand.com ^ | October 3, 2003 | Barbra Streisand
    Regardless of what you think about Grey Davis, we should all be able to agree that we must now stop this attempted hijacking of the democratic process. Impeaching Clinton ...Florida and the 2000 election ... Redistricting in Texas ... now California... What makes the Right Wing think they can just bully and buy their way into power? If we allow this recall to win, we will be setting a dangerous precedent. In this unfair process, a candidate receiving just 30% of the vote could beat Davis, even if the governor receives 49%. Our governor was elected fair and square just...
  • NY Daily News: Rush Limbaugh in Pill Probe -- Talk radio star had drug habit, maid sez

    10/01/2003 10:41:34 PM PDT · by lainie · 834 replies · 27,270+ views
    NY Daily News & Drudge ^ | October 1, 2003 | Tracy Connor
    Talk-radio titan Rush Limbaugh is being investigated for allegedly buying thousands of addictive painkillers from a black-market drug ring. The moralizing motormouth was turned in by his former housekeeper - who says she was Limbaugh's pill supplier for four years. Wilma Cline, 42, says Limbaugh was hooked on the potent prescription drugs OxyContin, Lorcet and hydrocodone - and went through detox twice. "There were times when I worried," Cline told the National Enquirer, which broke the story in an edition being published today. "All these pills are enough to kill an elephant - never mind a man." Cline could not...
  • Babs: The Myth of "Big Government"

    09/26/2003 8:15:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 62 replies · 367+ views
    barbrastreisand.com ^ | September 25, 2003 | Barbra Streisand
    What is "Big Government?" We've been conditioned to believe these are bad words - but when Hurricane Isabel ripped through the East Coast last week, leaving many homes and businesses significantly damaged in its wake, Bush told disaster relief workers and governors of the affected states, "If you need help, let us know." This was not Bush showing his "compassionate" side... this is what the federal government does -it helps people in need. Contrary to Republican slogans against "Big Government" or "Tax and Spend Liberals," if you look at the reality, government spending is a key part of what makes...
  • WHY WE HATE BUSH (It's the Stolen Election, Stupid)

    09/25/2003 7:33:39 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 146 replies · 1,657+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu, Sep 25, 2003 | Ted Rall
    NEW YORK--"Have the Democrats totally flipped their lids?" asks David Brooks in The Weekly Standard, quasi-official organ of the Bush Administration. "Because every day some Democrat seems to make a manic or totally over-the-top statement about George Bush, the Republican party, and the state of the nation today." True, Democrats loathe Dubya with greater intensity than any Republican standard-bearer in modern political history. Even the diabolical Richard Nixon--who, after all, created the EPA, went to China and imposed price controls to stop corporate gouging--rates higher in liberal eyes. "It's mystifying," writes Brooks. Let me explain. First but not foremost, Bush's...
  • What Makes the Bush Haters So Mad?

    09/15/2003 8:50:07 PM PDT · by Marcus Alonzo Hanna · 84 replies · 567+ views
    Time ^ | 9/22/03 | Charles Krauthammer
    What Makes The Bush Haters So Mad? First, it was how he got the job. Now it's how much he's doing with it By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Bill Moyers may have his politics, but his deferential demeanor and almost avuncular television style made him the Mr. Rogers of American politics. So when he leaves his neighborhood to go to a "Take Back America" rally and denounces George W. Bush's "government of, by and for the ruling corporate class," leading a "right-wing wrecking crew" engaged in "a deliberate, intentional destruction of the United States way of governing," you know that something is...
  • Bush not a 'bad man,' just a 'bad president' (An interview with Senator Lieberman)

    09/11/2003 12:58:21 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies · 317+ views
    USA Today ^ | 9/10/3 | Senator Joeseph Lieberman
    Q: Political experts say your moderate views would make you a strong candidate against President Bush (news - web sites). But they also say those same views make it difficult for you to win the Democratic nomination because so many party activists are to your left. How do you connect with those Democrats? A: After 30 years in public service, I have a record. I am what I am, I believe what I believe, and I'm going to stand for what I think is right for the country. That's the test of leadership, and it's what the voters are looking...
  • Johnny on the spot after he slams U.S. (Johnny Depp)

    09/04/2003 1:19:45 AM PDT · by kattracks · 36 replies · 866+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/04/03 | Rush & Molloy
    Johnny Depp is feeling patriotic - about France. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star slammed the United States over Iraq in an interview in the German magazine Stern this week. "America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth - that can bite and hurt you, aggressive," he was quoted as saying. Depp lives in France with the French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children. He said he was delighted when he saw that French fries had been rechristened "freedom fries" in the U.S. Capitol canteen. "Nothing made me happier than...
  • Bush will leave a bad legacy (mmmph...Barf Alert)

    09/03/2003 2:01:57 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 41 replies · 351+ views
    Daily Lobo (U. New Mexico) ^ | 9/2/03 | Paul Campbell
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In 2000, Bush campaigned upon meaningless slogans and the fact that he was a former president's son. His true vision for America did not appear until after 9-11. Looking at past presidents, those who entered into office with a firm vision of where they wanted America to be when they left became the most successful in achieving their agendas. Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton are just a few presidents in the last century who have been able to dream of a better America before taking office. All of these presidents...
  • Depp happy in France, calls Bush 'liar'

    09/03/2003 1:44:23 PM PDT · by demlosers · 86 replies · 834+ views
    Expatica ^ | Sept 3, 2003
    french news BERLIN, Sept 3 (AFP) - Hollywood hearthrob Johnny Depp has slammed US President George W. Bush's policy on Iraq, calling him "one of the worst liars I have ever seen," in an interview with German magazine Stern to appear Thursday. Depp, who lives in France with his wife, pop singer Vanessa Paradis, and two children, told the magazine that "grown-up men and women in positions of power" in the US government had shown themselves to be "idiots" in choosing to go to war against Iraq and attacking Paris for its opposition to the war. The 40-year-old, who plays...
  • Johnny Depp Likens U.S. to 'Dumb Puppy'

    09/03/2003 9:28:08 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 81 replies · 3,102+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 9-03-03 | unknown
    BERLIN - American actor Johnny Depp (news) likened his native country to a "dumb puppy that has big teeth" in an interview published Wednesday, ridiculing Washington's confrontation with France, where he lives, over the war in Iraq (news - web sites). The "Edward Scissorhands" and "Sleepy Hollow" star, who spends much of his time in the south of France with his companion, Vanessa Paradis (news), and their two small children, told the German magazine he couldn't see himself paying more than short visits to his Los Angeles residence in the present political climate. "America is dumb, is something like a...
  • Johnny Depp Says U.S. Is Like a 'Dumb Puppy'{Moves to France]

    09/03/2003 5:23:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 197 replies · 1,385+ views
    Johnny Depp Says U.S. Is Like a 'Dumb Puppy' By REUTERS Filed at 7:48 a.m. ET BERLIN (Reuters) - Hollywood star Johnny Depp said on Wednesday the United States was a stupid, aggressive puppy and he would not live there until the political climate changed. The 40-year-old actor, who stars in the ``Pirates of the Caribbean,'' told the German news magazine Stern he was happier staying in the south of France with his wife, the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, and their two children. ``America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite...
  • (Michael) Moore alters "Bowling" DVD in response to criticism (& issues libel threat to his critics)

    09/02/2003 12:33:12 AM PDT · by Timesink · 36 replies · 1,162+ views
    Spinsanity ^ | September 2, 2003 | Brendan Nyhan
    Moore alters "Bowling" DVD in response to criticism (9/2) By Brendan Nyhan In the newly-released DVD version of his Academy Award-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine," filmmaker Michael Moore has altered a caption that he fictitiously inserted into a 1988 Bush-Quayle campaign commercial -- one of a number of misstatements and deceptive arguments we criticized when the film was released last year. Ironically, on the same day the DVD was released, Moore issued a libel threat against his critics on MSNBC's "Buchanan & Press," saying, "Every fact in the film is true. Absolutely every fact in the film is true....
  • Did Michael Moore deceive Academy? [Recent Movie] failed to meet Oscar submission rules

    09/01/2003 11:03:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 641+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Michael Moore, winner of the 2002 Oscar for Best Documentary for his controversial "Bowling for Columbine," failed to meet submission requirements of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a WorldNetDaily investigation reveals. While critics of the filmmaker and author have called on the academy to investigate whether Moore fabricated scenes in the movie, it also appears he misled the academy about the film's eligibility on purely technical grounds. Candidates for Best Documentary feature have unique procedural requirements for eligibility. According to Rule 12, qualification for the 75th Annual Academy Awards in this category demanded that films be exhibited...
  • Dem Start Group to Try to 'Recall' Bush

    08/20/2003 3:07:46 PM PDT · by chiller · 17 replies · 321+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/20/03 | SHARON THEIMER
    <p>WASHINGTON - The latest Democratic drive to make sure President Bush serves just one term takes a page from the effort to oust a Democratic governor in California, calling its web site "bushrecall" and garnering support through petitions.</p> <p>A new committee called the Fair and Balanced PAC plans to launch its www.bushrecall.org Web site Thursday. The PAC's founders include Joe Lockhart, a press secretary to former President Clinton, and Mike Lux, a Democratic political consultant.</p>
  • Dem Start Group to Try to 'Recall' Bush

    08/20/2003 3:08:17 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 55 replies · 234+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2003 | SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON - The latest Democratic drive to make sure President Bush serves just one term takes a page from the effort to oust a Democratic governor in California, calling its web site "bushrecall" and garnering support through petitions. A new committee called the Fair and Balanced PAC plans to launch its www.bushrecall.org Web site Thursday. The PAC's founders include Joe Lockhart, a press secretary to former President Clinton, and Mike Lux, a Democratic political consultant.
  • Big 3 Networks to Mark 9/11 with Harder Stance (They figure they can ambush the Administration now)

    08/12/2003 6:57:13 AM PDT · by mhking · 23 replies · 468+ views
    Yahoo! News / Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8.12.03 | Andrew Grossman
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - One month before the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy, the broadcast networks seem set to change the tone of their coverage of that event from focusing on the event itself and the memorials to looking more at policy issues in the aftermath of the attacks. The exact extent of the coverage is still uncertain as the networks await to hear from New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., on their plans for the day, but it is highly unlikely that ABC, CBS and NBC News will repeat their 2002 menu of broad live coverage...
  • Gore Puts Needed Spotlight on Bush's Deceit

    08/12/2003 8:59:54 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 167+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | August 12, 2003 | Marie Cocco
    A lone Democrat has identified the essential problem of the Bush administration and is willing to say what it is: Our government sets policy and maintains almost unquestioned power through calculated and comprehensive deceit. The Democrat is Al Gore, and so his warning already has provoked ritual sneers from the usual quarters. Isn't he, after all, the man who blamed an iced-tea binge for a bathroom trip that drew him away from a controversial campaign-finance meeting? It is very fortunate, and very unfortunate, that Gore says he won't run for president in 2004. Fortunate, because we will be spared Gore-bashing...
  • After Action Report Freeped the MoveOn.org redistricting rally, Austin, TX 8/9/03

    08/09/2003 2:32:40 PM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 16 replies · 411+ views
    Aug. 9, 2003 | The Bat Lady
    MoveOn.org planned a huge rally to support the Texas Democrat Senators who have run to New Mexico, today. At least 13 brave freepers met to stand on the other side. We were Basil, Gracey, The Bat Lady, HocNDoc, DrewsDad, CindyDawg and her hubby, Verona (Lurker), Petronide, JimNTexas, Jobshopper and his wife and DeadCorpse. If I have misspelled anyone's name please chime in. As I was driving up, I heard that MoveOn.org had 3,000 people coming to Austin for this rally. I hadn't heard who would be showing up and was pretty nervious about being the only one. But then I...