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  • Happy Earth Day! Here's the story of the co-founder who killed then composted his girlfriend

    04/22/2016 10:37:46 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/22/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.
  • [From April 14, 2013] Observe 'Holly Maddux Day' instead ( Earth Day - Lenin's birthday )

    04/22/2016 10:11:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 04/14/2013 | Fritz Spencer
    More and more Americans are opting out of Earth Day in favor of a holiday that offers a chance to fight back against Marxism and political correctness. The holiday, which is called “Holly Maddux Day,” is named after the young woman murdered by Ira Einhorn, a 1960s antiwar activist. Einhorn, who was a friend of Jerry Rubin and Abby Hoffman, is regarded by many as the founder of Earth Day. Einhorn emceed the first Earth Day celebration in Philadelphia in April 1970, at which Sen. Edmund Muskie gave the highlight address. Einhorn, an advocate of free love and drug use,...
  • Ex-Sen. Specter’s new career is comedy (Snarlin' Arlen?)

    12/28/2011 2:37:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/11 | Joshua Altman
    Ex-Sen. Specter’s new career is comedyBy Joshua Altman - 12/28/11 12:11 PM ET Former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) found an open mic and performed Tuesday at a Philadelphia comedy club to tell “some of the inside stories” of Washington. Specter spun tales of former President Clinton and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), and just the mention of former presidential candidate Herman Cain elicited some of the biggest laughs of the act. “I should have started with Herman Cain, he gets a helluva laugh just by being identified,” Specter said with a shrug. Comedy is not just a hobby Specter...
  • Arlen Specter: 'I might have helped the country more if I'd stayed a Republican'

    04/28/2010 12:29:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies · 2,144+ views
    WaPo ^ | 4/28/10 | david weigel
    The Democratic senator from Pennsylvania speaks like a man who isn't worried about beating Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) in his new-ish party's primary. Colby Itkowitz reports: ''Well, I probably shouldn't say this,'' he said over lunch last month. ''But I have thought from time to time that I might have helped the country more if I'd stayed a Republican.''
  • Is Arnold Schwarzenegger the next Arlen Specter?

    02/22/2010 5:06:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 449+ views
    Nachum ^ | 2/22/10 | Nachum
    Arnold has "come out of the closet" on the Stimulus Bill, lied like a rug about jobs created, and disparaged the tea party activists. He is basically through as the governor of California. Do FReepers think he will bolt (a la Arlen Specter) for the Democratic dark side? What sayist the FReeper nation?
  • Specter wants Wilson censured

    Specter wants Wilson censured Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.), who's looked at POTUS from both sides now, was just on the Bill Press radio show suggesting the South Carolina firebrand Joe Wilson be censured for his heckle heard round the world. Said the Republican-turned-Dem: "He apologized immediately afterward but I don't think that’s adequate... If an apology is the consequence of an outburst I think we can expect more – that’s not a sufficient penalty that’s not a sufficient price to pay.. I'm not saying the guy should be kicked out of the House… But there ought to be some rebuke,...
  • Benedict Arlen Afraid To Meet With His Constituents?

    08/13/2009 11:52:21 AM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies · 299+ views
    American Spectator ^ | August 13, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Poor Arlen Specter.The Pennsylvania senator who ditched the Republican Party to become a Democrat is getting tired of his constituents yelling at him for supporting President Obama's plan to nationalize the healthcare industry.Specter attended a safe, friendly healthcare event yesterday in Duncannon, Pa., organized by Organizing for America (OFA), which is an arm of the Democratic National Committee. The OFA wesbite ( carried the following listing for the event: THE DETAILSStanding up for insurance reform in Duncannon with Sen. Specter (Health Care Public Event)Our representatives are under attack by Washington insiders, insurance companies, and well-financed special interests who don't go a day...
  • The GOP Enema has Now Begun

    04/28/2009 6:53:33 PM PDT · by publius321 · 35 replies · 1,433+ views
    The title reminds me of the shady announcement GHW Bush made announcing Desert Storm - "The New World Order has now Begun" - only this title refering to Arlen Specter is much more sanguine. Enjoy the column. There is an important call to action at the end.
  • Obama 'thrilled to have' Specter (SELLOUT ALERT)

    04/28/2009 10:33:44 AM PDT · by SouthernmostFreeper · 43 replies · 1,773+ views
    FOX NATION ^ | 4/28/09 1:16 PM EDT | Jonathan Martin
    President Barack Obama talked to Sen. Arlen Specter at 10:32 this morning from the Oval Office, said Dems are "thrilled to have you," according to a White House aide. President Obama heard the news of Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic party when an aide passed a note during an economic briefing.

    03/24/2009 10:53:56 AM PDT · by GeneralHavoc · 92 replies · 5,358+ views ^ | 3/24/09 |
    AFTER MUCH PRESSURE, SPECTER TO OPPOSE CLOTURE & PASSAGE ON CARD CHECK… According to multiple sources, Senator Arlen Specter will vote against cloture and passage on Employee Free Choice Act legislation…
  • Toomey to challenge Specter again (The Hunt for Benedict Arlen!)

    03/05/2009 5:16:39 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 54 replies · 2,971+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/09 | Aaron Blake
    Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a primary for the second straight cycle, according to Pennsylvania GOP sources. The Allentown Morning Call reported Thursday that two friends of Toomey’s have said the Club for Growth chief has decided to enter the race. Toomey narrowly lost to Specter in a 2004 primary by less than 1 percent and recently said he was considering another run. The paper quotes Richard Thulin, leader of the Lehigh Valley Republican Network, saying in an e-mail to supporters that "Pat's formal announcement will be forthcoming. "Interesting news," he wrote. "Pat Toomey...
  • Can we drive RINOs to extinction? Should we?

    06/08/2007 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 74 replies · 1,332+ views
    special to FR ^ | 6/7/2007 | Jack Black
    Our party is weak because it doesn't have shared principles and is full of self-promoting men who see themselves as our betters. The Senate in particular seems to attract these guys like manure attracts flies. Now that we are in the minority wouldn't it be a good time to clean up our ranks, and eliminate the RINOs from our midst? Throughout the period of so-called "Republican Majority" nothing truely conservative was accomplished. And worse, because of the private-club atmosphere of the Senate little of substance was even offered up for debate. The RINOs have no problems offering up a terribly...
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...
  • Dan Rather Answer The Door, It's Buckhead

    12/01/2004 9:02:50 AM PST · by Temple Owl · 24 replies · 1,364+ views
    County Press (Suburban Phila.) Second Thoughts ^ | 12-1-04 | William W. Lawrence
    The conservatives keep racking up victories. Sen. Arlen Specter was taken to the woodshed after winning his election. He appeared to warn President Bush not to select Supreme Court nominees who oppose abortion rights. He ended up being slapped around by conservative colleagues and being forced to promise that he will do whatever President Bush wants. He had made the concessions to get appointed chairman of the Judiciary Committee.*** Dan Rather, do you hear that knocking? It's Buckhead at the door with a pink slip. Courage Dan, your anchor seat is hotter than a Times Square Rolex. Your future is...
  • Specter: The Silver Lining

    11/22/2004 7:15:48 PM PST · by Corsica Bella · 61 replies · 1,095+ views
    11/22/04 | Corsica Bella
    Thursday of last week, the GOP Judiciary Committee members voted unanimously to name Arlen Specter Committee Chairman. That’s the bad news. The good news is the price Specter was forced to pay. He was put through the ringer and forced to make a number of important commitments: to change his attitude of “independence” to one of being “pre-disposed” to support Bush’s judicial nominees; to speed any Bush nomination on to a floor vote in the Senate; and to support, if necessary, a rule change requiring a simple majority vote to move a nomination to the floor, rather than the 60-vote...
  • Dobson Warns GOP Senators on Specter

    11/15/2004 1:04:53 PM PST · by hinterlander · 286 replies · 4,375+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | November 15, 2004 | Robert B. Bluey
    Republican senators who support Sen. Arlen Specter's bid to chair the Judiciary Committee could face retribution from disgruntled conservative and Christian voters, warned Dr. James Dobson in an interview Monday with HUMAN EVENTS. Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family Action, a political group he organized to help re-elect President Bush, said Specter is frantically trying to save his spot atop the Judiciary Committee after suggesting Bush shouldn't bother nominating pro-life judges. Specter has since distanced himself from his November 3 comments, but the protests against him haven't diminished. For the second straight weekend, he appeared on Sunday morning...
  • The Warren Commission, the Truth, and Arlen Specter

    11/15/2004 1:07:14 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 10 replies · 1,536+ views
    Greater Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 1 August, 1966 | Gaeton Fonzi
    "If anyone could clear up the main points of contradiction between the [Warren] Report's conclusions [with regard to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy] and much of the evidenca and testimony presented before it, it would be the Commission investigator responsible for ascertaining the facts related to the actual moment of the assassination-the sequence of events, the number of shots fired, the source of the shots, the number of assassins. It would be Arlen Specter. At age 33, Arlen Spector was assigned as an attorney to the Warren Commission Investigating the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His title...
  • Moderate Senator Fights for Top Judiciary Post

    11/08/2004 5:26:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 212 replies · 2,314+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2004 | Reuters
    Sen. Arlen Specter pledged on Monday not to oppose Supreme Court nominees just because they are anti-abortion as the moderate Republican fought to keep alive his bid to head the Senate panel that oversees judicial nominations. "Absolutely not, and it's not just what I'm saying — I have done it. I have not applied a litmus test, and have voted to confirm pro-life judges," he said in a television interview. But conservative critics kept calling for someone other than the Pennsylvania senator to be Judiciary Committee chairman in the newly elected Congress, and other Senate Republicans said little or nothing...
  • Petition to Keep Sen. Specter From Chairing the Judiciary Committee

    11/13/2004 8:33:33 AM PST · by concretebob · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Ceneter for Reclaiming America ^ | 13 November 2004 | D.James Kennedy
    The Center for Reclaiming America is rallying 250,000 citizens to keep Sen. Specter from chairing the Judiciary Committee in the 109th Congress. Specter’s pro-abortion comments have disqualified him from this important position. Read our Fact Sheet. First, we implore Sen. Specter to remove himself from consideration for the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. Second, we call on Republican Leadership to take necessary action.
  • Transcript of Inquirer interview with Sen. Arlen Specter

    11/12/2004 5:39:50 AM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11-10-2004 | Philadelphia Inquirer
    Q: Have you spoken with the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about your statements? A: I have talked to members of the committee, I'm not going to name names. (I have) spoken to most (of them). Some are traveling out of country. Q: What is your sense from them? A: The sense is once they know the facts, there is a generally favorable response. These men all know that I have voted for all the President's nominees in committee and on the floor... and we counted the number of floor statements I made during filibusters, 17 in total...