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  • Kennedy’s Death Spurs Calls to Pass Health Legislation

    08/26/2009 8:37:14 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 259 replies · 7,527+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2009 | By Jake Sherman
    <p>The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy quickly became a rallying cry for Congress to pass health care overhaul legislation.</p> <p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.</p>
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies

    08/26/2009 6:40:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 93 replies · 2,897+ views
    The Capitolist ^ | 26/8/2009 | Patricia Murphy
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, longtime Democratic senator and the patriarch of the Kennedy political family, has died after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. The Kennedy family released a statement early Wednesday morning saying, "Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port. We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this...
  • 1 suspect in custody following Dem HQ vandalism in Denver (Dems attacked by Dems)

    08/25/2009 4:15:14 PM PDT · by ljco · 103 replies · 6,298+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/25/2009 | Jessica Fender
    A 24-year-old arrested this morning on suspicion of smashing 11 windows at Colorado Democratic Party headquarters tried to conceal his identity while allegedly committing the crime, according to police descriptions. Maurice Schwenkler wore a shirt over his face, a hooded sweat shirt and latex gloves before he and another man fled the scene on bicycles, police said. Schwenkler was apprehended after a short chase. The other suspect remains at large. While Schwenkler does not appear in the state's voter registration database, a person by that name in November 2008 received $500 from a political 527 committee called Colorado Citizens Coalition...
  • Heather Podesta, The Insider's Insider

    Social Connections, Political Savvy and Boundless Energy Have Made Heather Podesta The It Girl of a New Generation Of Lobbyists The chairman beams. So many people just dying to see him, the business guys, the pols, the lobbyists -- lots and lots of lobbyists. They circle Charlie Rangel -- birthday boy, Democrat and, of course, House Ways and Means chairman -- circles like rings on a tree planted in the party room here at Tavern on the Green. Simple math: the more powerful the pol, the more rings on the tree. This is a very thick tree. Not a problem,...
  • Felony Vandalism Charges Possible in Obama Joker Poster Case

    08/19/2009 7:07:10 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 50 replies · 2,636+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>A Florida teenager could face felony vandalism charges for allegedly gluing posters depicting President Obama as the Joker onto public property, has learned.</p> <p>Clermont, Fla., Police Capt. Eric Jensen said the state attorney will review evidence to determine whether to charge the unidentified teenager with gluing "dozens" of the posters last week to the city's light poles, public and private buildings, bridge overpasses, road signs and a mailbox.</p>
  • GOOD NEWS! The Natives are Restless and the Masters are Getting Nervous

    08/13/2009 4:50:38 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 17 replies · 1,354+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | 8/12/2009 | Servando Gonzalez
    The current issue of the Globe, (August 17, 2009), one of the most read supermarket tabloids, displays on its cover a photo of a worried Obama with the headline in big type: "Obama birth certificate is FAKE!" The full story appears on pages 30-31. I didn't read the article, and I don't plan to pay more than 3 dollars to buy the Globe to read it. Actually, I am sure that most of the information about the subject is correct, and most of it may have been copied right from the pages of WorldNetDaily. But, in the case of supermarket...
  • Tsongas: I won’t take ObamaCare because I have better options

    Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA) manages to answer the question that Keith Ellison (D-MN) and the rest of her Obama-care supporting colleagues in both the House and Senate have avoided. The crowd, however, didn’t like the response very much, and lets Tsongas know it. At about the four-minute mark, one of Tsongas’ peons constitutents asks Tsongas whether she will commit to adopting ObamaCare for her own coverage and give up her so-called “Cadillac” or “gold-played” Congressional coverage, and that’s when Tsongas suddenly becomes concerned with protecting choice
  • Lloyd Doggett says no provision for Congress to have same health care as American Public

    08/09/2009 9:36:43 PM PDT · by elazarus · 55 replies · 2,300+ views
    You Tube ^ | 8/9/2009 | ELazarus
    In a very orderly discussion of the Health care issue on Saturday 8/8/2009 Congressman Doggett was asked about mandating all Congressmen, Senators, government workers and the President to be required to use the same health plan as the American Public. His committee has studied health care for 2 years but says that such provisions are not part of the overall plan. Both sides of the healthcare reform issue cheered when this was brought up to the Congressman.
  • White House Move to Collect 'Fishy' Info May Be Illegal, Critics Say

    08/08/2009 12:40:26 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 152 replies · 7,364+ views
    The White House strategy of turning supporters into snitches when they see "fishy" information about the health care debate may run afoul of the law, legal experts say. "The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it," Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday. "There's also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can't try to rewrite history by pretending it didn't receive anything," he said. "If the...
  • Senator Dodd -- Sir, Lead by Example and Seek End-of-Life Counselling

    08/04/2009 8:24:34 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 11 replies · 710+ views
    His Master's Voice | 8/4/09 | HMV
    Senator Dodd, yao have a wonderful opportunity to showcase the healthcare system that you are attempting to legislate on the people of the United States. You meet the guidelines of the Obama Healthcare reform for getting end-of-life counselling. You are 65 and have a potentially life-threatening condition. Please submit yourself to evaluation and determine if your life is worth the cost of saving. After all, you've voted in a stimulus package that is bankrupting us and we need to save money any way we can. Oh, and please don't tell me that you're keeping your gold-plated congressional healthcare-for-life package in...
  • White House uses Web against Drudge attack (Healthcare scare)

    08/04/2009 6:24:38 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 40 replies · 2,662+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Aug 4, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a Web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance.
  • Durbin warns other lawmakers of healthcare town hall 'sucker punch'

    08/03/2009 1:23:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 5,237+ views
    Durbin warns other lawmakers of healthcare town hall 'sucker punch' @ 3:39 pm by Jordan Fabian Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) warned other members of Congress against antagonistic audience members at healthcare town hall events who may be funded by industry interest groups. "I hope my colleagues won't fall for a sucker punch like this," Durbin told the liberal blog ThinkProgress. "These health insurance companies and people like them are trying to load these town meetings for visual impact on television," he added. Liberal news sources have recently featured items about conservative and interest groups efforts to pack lawmakers' town hall...
  • Arlington airman can't sue for botched surgery

    07/27/2009 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Dubya · 42 replies · 1,697+ views
    An Arlington airman whose legs were amputated after a gallbladder surgery went terribly wrong lacks the same basic legal right to sue his surgeon that state and federal prisoners enjoy, a New York congressman says.
  • Does Ted Kennedy deserve his extended cancer care?

    07/23/2009 12:29:02 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies · 1,338+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2009 | James Lewis
    Senator Ted Kennedy, who is now 76 years old and was ( diagnosed with brain cancer) in May of last year, is telling the world that nationalized medical care is "the cause of his life." He wants to see it pass as soon as possible, before he departs this vale of tears. The prospect of Kennedy's passing is viewed by the liberal press with anticipatory tears and mourning. But they are not asking the proper question by their own lights: That question -- which will be asked for you and me when we reach his age and state in life...
  • Obama and the ‘Noble Lie’

    06/29/2009 7:21:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 37 replies · 2,515+ views
    NRO ^ | 29 june 09 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For much of the Bush administration, the media splashed stories of neoconservative conspiracies and cabals. Exposés about mostly Jewish liberals-turned-conservatives charged that they were adherents of the philosopher Leo Strauss and embraced the Platonic notion of the “noble lie.” In his Republic, Plato outlined an elaborate, ranked utopia, a good city (“Kallipolis”) run by a sort of benign natural selection. The philosopher-kings sat atop hierarchies in which occupations were assigned for the citizenry. To justify arbitrary selections, the rulers would make up “noble lies” about divine edicts, making clear that the occupations chosen for lesser folk were god-given. Once the...
  • Obama Could Work for The New York Times

    06/29/2009 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 962+ views ^ | June 29, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Back in 2008, New York Times correspondent David S. Rohde, along with Afghan reporter Taki Luden, were abducted in Pakistan by the Taliban. Because they felt it might adversely affect hostage rescue efforts, the Times requested a news black-out. The Associated Press and other news agencies respected the request and only broke the story recently, after Rohde and Luden had scaled a wall and made their escape. It would be nothing other than a story with a happy ending, except that the Times has time and again ignored the government’s requests that it not report the specific ways in which...
  • Obama Refuses to Pledge He'd Accept Health Care Plan Limits On *His Own* Family

    06/25/2009 6:46:24 AM PDT · by quesney · 136 replies · 6,438+ views
    Elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it's not provided by insurance. Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn't seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he's proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get. The president refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed that if "it's my...
  • AG Holder urges new hate crimes law

    06/16/2009 12:13:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 1,144+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says recent violent attacks show the need for a tougher hate crimes law. Holder, speaking Tuesday at a luncheon for civil rights lawyers, noted the recent killings of an abortion doctor in Kansas, a soldier in Little Rock, and a guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington. He called the attacks brazen acts committed in once-unthinkable places, and said it is past time for Congress to strengthen hate crimes laws to prosecute violence based on gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Obama Administration About to Say Which Banks Can Repay Bailout Cash

    06/09/2009 11:14:46 AM PDT · by ClassicLiberal · 12 replies · 866+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 9, 2009 | Stevenson Jacobs and Daniel Wagner
    The government is set to announce as early as Tuesday morning which of the country's biggest banks will be able to repay billions in federal bailout dollars in a decision that risks creating a two-tier banking system -- winners and losers. Congress approved the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program eight months ago as financial markets teetered on collapse. Almost ever since, banks have been eager to pay back bailout money and cut the federal strings that come with it. Combined, the repayments could exceed $50 billion. Experts say that figure reflects a measure of stability that has returned to...
  • Defending Pelosi (WashTimes Hot Button Column)

    05/20/2009 8:23:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies · 1,473+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/20/2009 | Amanda Carpenter
    Sympathetic media commentators are rushing to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's defense against Republican men, accusing them of sexism toward Washington's most powerful woman. The liberal-leaning Media Matters compiled a video of male conservative pundits making fun of the speaker's rumored use of Botox. Rush Limbaugh took it a step further, saying the best way to limit unwanted pregnancy would be to post Mrs. Pelosi's image in cheap motel rooms. "How do these people handle a strong-willed woman like Pelosi?" MSNBC's Ed Schultz lectured in his Monday show. "Well, they revert to calling her offensive names like 'hag'; they make demeaning...
  • Tapper: Obama to announce new auto fuel/carbon emission standards tomorrow

    05/18/2009 10:47:57 AM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 34 replies · 925+ views
    ABC Political Punch Blog ^ | May 18, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama will tomorrow announce a "historic" new policy involving new greenhouse gas emission standards and new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for vehicles sold in the U.S., sources tell ABC News. The announcement will involve a broad coalition including state governments -- Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from environmentally-conscious California and Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm from auto-friendly Michigan will be there -- as well as both the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, automakers, environmental groups, and others. The announcement was first reported by Politico's Mike Allen. The Transportation Department will handle the new CAFE standards, while...
  • Letter of Amends from a Recovering Liberal in Berkeley

    05/11/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 52 replies · 2,435+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2009
    Dear friends, family, loved ones, conservatives, Republicans, libertarians, my brother in law, Sam, and my cousin Joe: I am sorry and you were right. These are not easy words for anyone to utter, much less a leftist from Berkeley, or a recovering leftist, that is. Even though I've been in recovery for 14 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days, leftists are always right in your face, in an I-hate-you-if-you-disagree sort of way. Hence, this letter of amends to all the people I've lectured, scolded, ranted and raved at, and otherwise annoyed during my 30 plus years of "progressive" politics. My...
  • ‘Like Teenage Girls At A Bay City Rollers Concert’

    05/11/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 4,205+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough nailed the Washington press corps for its sycophantish performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner this past Saturday night: “like a bunch of teenage girls waiting for a Bay City Rollers concert, waiting to scream at the top of their [lungs].” Mika Brzezinski, agreeing with Joe, lifted the veil on the goings-on behind the scenes, describing an enraptured TV production crew scrambling to get the most flattering shots of the prez and First Lady. View video here.
  • Feds (Lawyers) Say Murtha Immune From Pa. Haditha Suit, Too (Haditha)

    04/23/2009 9:20:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies · 1,706+ views
    WTAE-TV ^ | 23 Apr 09
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- A Justice Department attorney said U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., should be immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Marine from western Pennsylvania. Murtha Essentially, Murtha's attorney said the lawsuit filed in September by Justin Sharratt, of Canonsburg, should be dismissed for the same reasons that a federal appeals court struck down a similar suit by Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, of Meriden, Conn., last week. The court ruled that Murtha couldn't be sued because he was acting within the scope of his employment when he accused Wuterich's squad of killing innocent civilians "in cold blood"...
  • AIG Gives Millions in Bonuses, Denies Wounded Care !

    04/17/2009 12:51:09 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 23 replies · 1,914+ views
    WPEC Channel 12 News ^ | 4/17/2009 | Staff
    Much has been written about the struggle of U.S. veterans to get the proper care from the military's V.A. hospitals, but another class of returnees from the battlefront is facing similar difficulties obtaining care for injuries sustained in the war zone: civilian contract employees who suffered wounds while supporting the military's war efforts. In an alarming article co-written by T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Doug Smith of the Los Angeles Times, insurance companies responsible (under taxpayer-funded policies) for the treatment of civilian workers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan are reportedly routinely denying medical claims for basic care, as well...
  • Fox News: Leftists planning to destroy "tea party demonstrations" from within

    04/07/2009 1:06:57 PM PDT · by pabianice · 438 replies · 22,692+ views
    Fox News Live | 4/7/09
    Cavuto interviewing several tea party organizers. Cavuto says he has info that a well-organized and well-funded effort is underway to place Obamatrons inside tea party groups to then destroy the demonstrations when they occur through instigating violence and confusion. This in concert with the MSM to film only violence at such events so as to discredit anyone who opposes Obama. The guests are down-playing Cavuto's news, responding that the tea party movement is too large to be stopped in this way, estimating crowds of 10-15,000 at each demonstration on April 15.
  • Civil Disobedience In The Era Of Obama

    04/02/2009 6:51:57 AM PDT · by Copernicus · 32 replies · 1,559+ views ^ | 03/29/09 | Anthony G. Martin
    The first place that we may witness this civil disobedience is in the form of non-payment of taxes. The most conscientious patriots among us may well decide that they will not under any circumstance help fund a government that has lost its legitimacy. And yes, such an act is considered unlawful and some could be jailed. But according to the philosophy of the men who founded this Republic, there comes a point in time when governments can lose their legitimacy due to their penchant for limiting freedoms and robbing citizens of their hard-earned money in the form of oppressive taxation....
  • TS Eliot rejected George Orwell's Animal Farm because of its 'Trotskyite' politics

    03/30/2009 3:20:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 1,112+ views ^ | 03/29/2009 | Stephen Adams
    Animal Farm concerns a group of talking pigs who take over a farm, purportedly for the benefit of all its inhabitants, but end up running it for their own selfish ends. Its plot sees the pig Napoleon, based on Stalin, forcing out his rival Snowball, who genuinely works for the good of the farm. Many commentators have concluded that Snowball was based on Stalin's rival Leon Trotsky, who was expelled from the Communist Party in 1927. In his dismissive letter, Eliot wrote that Orwell's view "which I take to be generally Trotsykite, is not convincing". He argued: "We have no...
  • Palestinians use Animal Farm play to criticize local politics

    03/25/2009 7:19:32 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 329+ views
    AP ^ | 25/03/2009 | Staff
    George Orwell's 1945 satiric novel Animal Farm was performed with a distinctively Palestinian flavor in a debut production this week at the Freedom Theater in the Jenin refugee camp, taking aim at internal politics and the alliance between Israel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In scene one of the play, Farmer Jones assassinates the animals' leader. In scene two, the animals - a few horses, a donkey, a crow, a chicken and some pigs - rally around a revolutionary sow named Snowball, who leads an uprising against their oppressive master. "Intifada!" the animals scream, using the Arabic word for uprising....
  • Obama Hitler Youth Camps

    03/24/2009 5:08:11 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 97 replies · 7,514+ views
    Chicago Craigslist ^ | 3/21/2009 | Wolfe
    <p>House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.</p>
  • Obama's Stimulus Bill Explicitly Grants AIG the Legal Right to Give Unlimited Bonuses

    03/17/2009 10:44:34 AM PDT · by wrrock · 111 replies · 6,988+ views ^ | 03/17/09 | ButAsForMe page H1412 of the Final Stimulus Bill, ``SEC. 111. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: "(iii) The prohibition required under clause (i) shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a writte employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009, as such valid employment contracts are determined by the Secretary or the designee of the Secretary." This amendment provides an exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009, which exempts the very AIG bonuses Obama is condemning every single chance he gets. The amendment is in the final...
  • Amid AIG Furor, Dodd Tries to Undo Bonus Protections He Put In

    03/17/2009 8:25:23 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 44 replies · 4,328+ views
    Fox Business ^ | 3-17-09 | Rich Edson
    While the Senate constructed the $787 billion stimulus last month, Dodd unexpectedly added an executive-compensation restriction to the bill. That amendment provides an “exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009,” which exempts the very AIG bonuses Dodd and others are seeking to tax. The amendment is in the final version and is law.
  • Is democracy over-rated? (BBC Asks Their Audience)

    03/10/2009 11:46:15 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 21 replies · 617+ views
    BBC UK ^ | 3/9/09 | BBC
    The head of the Chinese parliament has said that his country will never adopt Western-style democracy. Does this matter? Wu Bangguo who ranks second to President Hu Jintao in the Communist Party, told the annual session of the parliament that China would never introduce a system of multiple parties holding office in rotation. Mr Wu said that China would draw on the achievements of all cultures but would not "simply copy" the West. Correspondents say Mr Wu's statement appeared to be a deliberate rejection of calls in China and abroad for greater liberalisation. How important is democracy for people's lives?...
  • The American people really don't care (Schumer)

    02/10/2009 10:36:15 AM PST · by UNscared · 28 replies · 1,233+ views
    "And let me say this to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little, tiny ... yes, porky amendments. The American people really don't care." - Chucky Schumer How long can we freedom-loving, God-fearing, rational-based people allow this arrogance to continue? Our country was founded on "We the People" with limitations on government. Now, the government is limiting "the people" out is completely out of control. When in the course of human events ...
  • Caption Obama as he speaks about Exec Compensation

    02/04/2009 10:54:17 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 30 replies · 774+ views
    President Barack Obama speaks about executive compensation, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington
  • Tsk, Tsk (Hypocrite Obama cranks the White House Thermostat so he can take off jacket)

    01/29/2009 8:17:38 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 73 replies · 4,907+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/29 10:33 AM | Andrew Stuttaford and
    'Climate change' moralists are always talking about the need to take responsibility/set an example in the face of the imminent planetary apocalypse. Imagine my surprise, therefore, when I read this (in the New York Times): WASHINGTON — The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat. “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small...
  • Disney's Hypocrisy

    01/23/2009 8:15:05 AM PST · by Mikey76 · 30 replies · 1,511+ views
    During our family’s recent vacation to sunny Florida, my wife and I had the opportunity to enjoy the magic of Disney’s Epcot park without our children. We enjoyed the rides and shows and the variety of cultural experiences to be found there. There was one show, however, that irritated me not a little. It was a movie billed as the “Circle of Life-an Environmental Tale” and was hosted by those lovable characters from the Lion King, Simba, Pumba and Timor. Al Gore himself might have nominated it for his Oscar. The film begins with our three heroes enjoying their little...
  • Is Obama's AG Pick Good On Privacy? (Holder's Pro-Censorship Record)

    01/22/2009 7:55:57 AM PST · by steve-b · 9 replies · 476+ views
    CBS ^ | 12/2/08 | Declan McCullagh
    Eric Holder, President-elect Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, drew applause from liberal Democrats earlier this year when he denounced the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program. A review of Holder's public statements, speeches, and testimony when he was a top Justice Department official in the Clinton administration, however, reveals a more nuanced record on privacy. His remarks indicate support for laws mandating Internet traceability, limits on domestic use of encryption, and more restrictions on free speech online. He also called for new powers for federal prosecutors, some of which became law under President Bush as part of the USA Patriot...
  • Geithner approved (18-5)

    01/22/2009 8:36:38 AM PST · by kellynla · 121 replies · 3,859+ views
    FOX NEWS | 1/22/2009 | staff
    Geithner approved 13-5
  • Top Ten Disturbing Aspects of Obama’s Choice of Treasury Secretary

    01/21/2009 9:55:35 AM PST · by mojito · 14 replies · 1,180+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 1/21/2009 | Tom Blumer
    Barack Obama’s nomination of Timothy Geithner for Treasury Secretary, and the circumstances surrounding it, have raised many issues and questions — not only about the nominee himself, but also about senators and others reviewing it, the media’s coverage, and ultimately his presumptive boss’s leadership. Here are the top ten disturbing aspects of the Geithner nomination, not in order of importance until number one. 10. His performance in his previous job Geithner became president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2004. The New York Fed’s “about” page says that one of its duties is “to ensure a safe...
  • Geithner apologizes for not paying taxes (Careless mistakes. What a joke. Welcome to 'Change'.)

    01/21/2009 8:56:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 1,684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/09 | Martin Crutsinger - ap
    WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary-designate Tim Geithner said Wednesday he was careless in failing to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes earlier this decade and apologized to Congress. ... As to his failure to pay the payroll taxes from 2001 to 2004 while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, Geithner said: "These were careless mistakes. They were avoidable mistakes."
  • Life At New Animal Farm Won’t Be All That Bad

    12/28/2008 1:32:27 PM PST · by AJKauf · 29 replies · 2,131+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 28 | Victor Davis Hanson
    By July, we will come to feel that 2009 will be one of the most upbeat years in our history, as what used to be the news media∗ begins to get behind America and report on all the mysteriously wonderful things that are suddenly taking place. All the campaign talk of the Great Depression, a Vietnam-like war, and our shredded Constitution will now thankfully subside as the Obama administration assumes office and solves problems with conciliation, dialogue, and multilateral wisdom, rather than shrillness, unilateralism, preemption, and my-way-or-the-highway dogmatism. We will hear that, by historical levels, unemployment is still not that...
  • Saudis could amaze any alien (re UN conference on religious tolerance

    11/18/2008 3:17:08 AM PST · by Clive · 10 replies · 693+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | 2008-11-18 | Mindelle Jacobs
    If a Martian had attended last week's UN conference on religious tolerance hosted by Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most oppressive states, he would have been a very puzzled alien. On the one hand, he would have seen Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah promoting tolerance. On the other, if our visiting Martian had taken the time to land his space ship in Saudi Arabia, he would have experienced something quite different. Let's say that after settling into his hotel in Riyadh, Marvin went to the nearest public park wearing his best religious regalia, set up his portable shrine, prayed and...
  • Video: Big BroBama

    11/01/2008 6:59:48 PM PDT · by · 5 replies · 367+ views Please spread this video around, 1984 Apple computer commercial mash up of what needs to be done on election day.
  • Shame of the Fact-Checkers

    10/06/2008 3:47:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 06, 2008 | The Editors
    October 06, 2008, 9:20 a.m. Shame of the Fact-CheckersBy the Editors American journalists take pride in policing political debates for inaccuracies. During the last few election cycles, many news outlets have institutionalized a “factchecking” feature that grades politicians’ veracity during campaigns. Over the last few months, a number of journalists have suggested that John McCain is running a particularly dishonest and dishonorable campaign and that journalists should not allow the desire to be even-handed keep them from saying so. That judgment, by our lights, tells us more about journalists’ political inclinations than about the campaigns. Neither the Republican nor...
  • China's Tainted Food Products Only Harm the Average People...

    09/23/2008 10:20:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 249+ views
    Boxun ^ | 09/20/08
    China's Tainted Food Products Only Harm the Average People, High-Ranking Officials Have Their Own Specially-Supplied Food Sources By Sep 20, 2008 - 7:22:49 PM China's Tainted Food Products Only Harm the Average People, High-Ranking Officials Have Their Own Specially-Supplied Food Sources While China's food security crisis has resulted in Chinese people fearing that nothing is safe to eat, a source has revealed that China has always had one special source of food and supply network: that which serves national Communist Party and government officials. This food is specially produced, transported, and examined, according to especially strict standards. On August 18,...
  • Report: Rangel's Congress Parking Perk Breaks Law **GASP** (Charlie RAT-NY gets towed!)

    09/18/2008 6:37:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 331+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 9/18/08
    Report: Rangel's Congress Parking Perk Breaks LawNY Dem Has Parked 1972 Silver Mercedes-Benz In House Of Representatives Indoor Lot Sep 18, 2008 2:16 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) - Rep. Charles Rangel is under fire again, this time for stashing an old car without license plates in a congressional parking garage. **SNIP** The Post said Rangel's registration on the vehicle, which is covered with a tarp and has no license plates, expired in 2004. House rules require cars to display proper identification including plates and forbid use of the garage for storage. Also, the House Web site says anyone with...
  • Pigs ruled the world 260 million years ago: Study

    09/17/2008 1:54:57 PM PDT · by decimon · 70 replies · 2,573+ views
    Newspost Online ^ | Sep 17, 2008 | Unknown
    Scientists from Leeds University have discovered that the world was ruled by pig-like creatures for a million years. The “Age of the Porcine” occurred around 260 million years ago - when the creatures called lystrosaurs were the few survivors of a mass extinction. Nearly 95 pct of the living species were destroyed by a series of volcanic eruptions leaving behind pigs in a “golden age” of no predators. They had Earth’s abundant plant-life all to themselves. “We can only speculate on how lystrosaurs survived while the rest died. Perhaps its ability to burrow and hibernate protected it from the worst...
  • Where Are the Marchers for Peace?

    08/12/2008 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Milhous · 10 replies · 154+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2008-08-10 | Martin Helme
    I wonder is there the slimmest of chance to see millions of exalted young people passionately marching for peace in Georgia… It shouldn't be too much of an effort. All they have to do is brush the dust off from the "not in our name", "no blood for oil", "war is not the answer", etc placards, paste Vladimir Putin’s and Dmitri Medvedev’s faces over Bush’s or Blair’s on the "worst ever", "mass murderer" and "real terrorist" placards and voila! ready to march for peace. Preferably in millions, preferably in Moscow, to ram the message through to Putin and Medvedev. I...