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  • "Republican" Bartlett: Don't Give Fox News Same Respect as "Genuine" News Orgs Like CNN, NYT, WaPo

    10/29/2017 4:36:05 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | MarkFinkelstein
    Bruce Bartlett is CNN’s kind of Republican. You know, the guy who devoutly wished for the “complete and total destruction” of the Republican Party. But you’ve got to admit this about Bartlett: guy’s got a sense of humor. Appearing on Brian Stelter’s CNN show this morning, Bartlett said: “Fox is really just an arm of the Republican party and should not be given the respect that a genuine news organization like CNN or the New York Times or the Washington Post are deserving.” View the video here.
  • Nativity scene reborn at Memphis library

    12/08/2005 2:06:03 PM PST · by dukeman · 26 replies · 414+ views
    Library agrees to allow display of full nativity scene after ADF letter to library officials prompts mayor to make request BARTLETT, Tenn. - Officials with the Memphis Public Library System have agreed to allow figures representing the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the wise men back into a nativity scene on the Bartlett Public Library's community shelves. News of a letter to the library by an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund apparently prompted the mayor of the city of Bartlett to ask the library to reverse their decision to exclude the figures. "I'm sure just about everyone would rather...
  • Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

    08/14/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 30 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 8/10/2012 | Bruce Bartlett
    Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate By BRUCE BARTLETT, The Fiscal Times August 10, 2012 This week, conservatives launched a concerted effort to get Mitt Romney to choose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee. I do not believe this will happen. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal’s lead editorial strongly endorsed Ryan. Simultaneously, the right-wing Weekly Standard did so as well, emphasizing precisely the same points. Their argument basically boils down to the need for Romney to emphasize “big issues” in his campaign. First among these is slashing entitlement programs, especially Medicare. Ryan...
  • Obama Makes the Wrong Call on Oil Speculation (Speculator are NOT to blame for rising oil prices)

    04/27/2012 4:55:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 04/27/2012 | By BRUCE BARTLETT
    Lately, speculators have come under attack by Barack Obama. The president blames them for raising prices on oil and gasoline, and he has proposed new restrictions on oil traders. But this is a wrong turn on the road to a healthy economy. Back in 1958, onion farmers were concerned that speculators were taking advantage of them. They were especially concerned about the extreme volatility of onion prices, which could often double in a short period of time and then drop to a level below the cost of production. Farmers aimed their ire at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the principal futures...
  • Judge throws out concealed carry charge against Bartlett

    11/09/2011 2:44:36 PM PST · by Total Package · 22 replies
    cantonRep.com ^ | 11-9-2011 | Staff
    A judge threw out the concealed carry charge against a driver at the center of a controversial traffic stop. After city prosecutors finished their case Wednesday afternoon, Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden granted the defense motion to dismiss the most serious charge against William Bartlett of Brewster, arguing there was not enough evidence to continue the trial.
  • Republican (Rep. Roscoe Bartlett R-Md) says action in Libya is an 'affront' to the US Constitution

    03/21/2011 8:43:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/11 | John T. Bennett
    Republican says action in Libya is an 'affront' to the US ConstitutionBy John T. Bennett - 03/21/11 06:33 PM ET A senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee escalated his party's attacks on the Obama's administration's military action in Libya, calling the move unconstitutional. “The United States does not have a King's army," Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) said in a statement released Monday evening. "President Obama's unilateral choice to use U.S. military force in Libya is an affront to our Constitution." Bartlett said Obama's team has repeated "the mistakes" made by the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations when...
  • MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden'

    11/09/2002 6:34:08 PM PST · by ds2000 · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Startling revelations by French intelligence experts back David Shayler's alleged 'fantasy'about Gadaffi plot Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday November 10, 2002 The Observer British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya's fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden's trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as 'pure fantasy'. The...
  • State Rep. Jason Bartlett arrested for driving related charges (CT)

    11/18/2009 1:19:59 PM PST · by Koblenz · 9 replies · 830+ views
    WLAD ^ | Nov 18th, 2009 | Unknown
    Democratic State Representative Jason Bartlett, who's district includes Bethel, Danbury and Redding, was arrested on several motor vehicle charges after being pulled over in Newtown. Newtown Police Sgt. Dominic Costello says Bartlett was pulled over by an officer who saw him driving while speaking on his cell phone, without a hands free device. After a short investigation, the officer determined that his registration had expired and his license was suspended. Costello did not know why Bartlett's license was suspended. Bartlett says he will be releasing a statement about the incident this afternoon.
  • Adelson concedes; Bartlett to become Tulsa's new mayor (GOP pickup)

    11/10/2009 6:54:56 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 944+ views
    KJRH.com ^ | 11/10/09
    The race to become Tulsa's new Mayor ended less than an hour after the polls closed Tuesday evening when Democrat Tom Adelson conceded to his Republican foe, Dewey Bartlett, Jr. The office of the city's chief executive was up for grabs because incumbent mayor Kathy Taylor (D) announced in June that she would not run for re-election so she could concentrate on the city's financial stability. Mark Perkins, an independent candidate, also conceded to Bartlett about 8:15 p.m. The other independent in the race, Lawrence Kirkpatrick, has not issued a statement at the time of this writing. Bartlett, a business...
  • To Opponents Of The Stimulus

    08/22/2009 5:33:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 50 replies · 2,725+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 08.21.09 | Bruce Bartlett
    But where is the evidence that tax cuts would have done any good when so many businesses are losing money and going bankrupt, when millions of workers have been laid off and have no wages to tax, and most investors have so many losses to carry forward that they probably won't pay a nickel of capital gains taxes for years after the market recovers? It's simply implausible to believe that more tax cuts, of which we had so many in the years leading up to the recession, would have had any effect whatsoever under current economic conditions. Some conservatives say...
  • Congressman Bartlett Invites You to Attend "Go Green" Energy Conference 6/29/09 in Frederick, MD

    06/29/2009 4:49:09 AM PDT · by foxfield · 10 replies · 562+ views
    Congressman Roscoe Bartlett's Web Site ^ | June 26, 2009 | Congressman Roscoe Bartlett
    Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Invites You to Attend the Free Go Green Energy Conference Monday, June 29 in Frederick, MD 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Congressman Roscoe Bartlett says, “I want to help you learn how to make every day Earth Day at the free Go Green Energy Conference this Monday, June 29 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in Frederick, Maryland. More than 500 people are registered to attend and see 85 indoor exhibitors, 18 outdoor exhibitors and learn from two dozen experts who will be speaking. I encourage homeowners, farmers and small business owners to attend the free Go...
  • GOP barely hangs on in Maryland

    05/04/2009 7:26:04 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 33 replies · 835+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 4, 2009 | Paul West
    This year, for the first time in decades, Maryland is left with only a single Republican congressman in Washington. And with a national debate stirring about how to reinvigorate the party, there are few signs that Republicans in the state have developed a plan for turning things around. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the top elected Republican in the country, said earlier this year that his party "seems to be slipping into a position of being more of a regional party than a national one." Specter's switch and the recent failure to pick up a historically Republican House...
  • What's behind Obama's big shift [Bartlett says McCain would have done "exactly the same thing"]

    04/26/2009 1:52:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,120+ views
    He is overseeing the boldest expansion of government in a generation. Is it a 'new pragmatism' right for the times or dangerous overreach by a young president? BY LINDA FELDMANN WASHINGTON - On the basketball court, Barack Obama likes the old "up and under" move. When he has the ball, he'll fake one way, wait for the guy who's covering him to jump, then duck under him. That observation from Denver sportscaster Vic Lombardi – who lucked into a game of pickup hoops last year with the future leader of the free world – is too juicy to pass up...
  • Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Urges Income and FICA Tax Holiday as Fastest, Most Effective Stimulus

    01/09/2009 2:17:40 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 21 replies · 895+ views
    bartlett.house.gov ^ | 8 Jan 2009 | Congressman Roscoe Bartlett
    Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Urges Income and FICA Tax Holiday as Fastest, Most Effective Stimulus Responds to Speech by President-elect Obama One of 53 Co-sponsors of H.R. 143 “The fastest way to put more money in working people’s pockets and create jobs would be approving the legislation I support for a two-month holiday of personal income and FICA taxes,” said Congressman Roscoe Bartlett today. “People will spend their own money more wisely and more efficiently than government bureaucrats.” Congressman Bartlett made the comments in response to a major economic policy speech by President-elect Barack Obama. Congressman Bartlett said, “The Congressional Budget...
  • Why The Bailout?

    09/27/2008 12:13:20 PM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 40 replies · 715+ views
    The New York Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2008 | Bruce Bartlett
    A KEY reason the public hasn't bought the case for the $700 billion bailout plan is that the Bush administration hasn't explained why the financial sector is unique - unlike the auto industry or any economic actors who are hurting and asking for aid. Hence the opposition on the left, from those who want a broader bailout, and on the right, from those who want no bailout for anyone. The basic problem is that the financial sector faces systemic risk in a way that no other industry does: By its nature, it is a house of cards that can collapse...
  • Local commission takes on Trans-Texas Corridor

    07/17/2008 5:59:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 319+ views
    The Temple Daily Telegram ^ | July 16, 2008 | Fred Afflerbach
    HOLLAND - The mayor of this small community 15 miles south of Temple said Tuesday the commission of which she is president is ready to take by the horns the Texas Department of Transportation and its controversial proposal, the Trans-Texas Corridor. Armed with an 80-page manual, “How to Fight the TTC,” and backed by two non-profits who say they protect private property rights, Holland mayor Mae Smith said rural Bell County is ready for a fight. “Bell County sits here like a stepchild and they’re cramming this corridor down our throats,” Ms. Smith said, regarding the commission’s relationship with TxDOT....
  • Why Black People Don’t Care that GOP Is Civil Rights Party

    07/16/2008 11:41:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies · 215+ views
    lashawnbarber.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Bruce Bartlett
    I’m only one black American among millions, and I’m no authority on black people, nor do I speak for black people. But I can provide insight.Back in 2004, Republicans were trying to appeal to black voters. Newt Gingrich and the rest wanted to secure at least 25 percent of the “black vote.” Dream on! I poured a bucket of water over their piddling flame. Won’t work, I said. I explained my reasoning in “Why Courting the Black Vote Won’t Work,” which was published in the Washington Times.Unlike some black conservatives and Republicans I know, I don’t think the party should...
  • "Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past"

    05/11/2008 10:10:59 AM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 9 replies · 133+ views
    C-Span2 / BookTV Interview ^ | May 11, 2008 | C-SPAN2 VIDEO LINK
    After Words: Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past", Bruce Bartlett interviewed by Clarence Page About the Program: In "Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past", Bruce Bartlett argues that the Democratic Party had a racist past and he says there’s an unfair perception of America’s two national parties. In his book, he contends that Democratic Presidents and congressmen of the past supported racial segregation and the "Jim Crow" laws that dominated the Confederate states. Mr. Bartlett discussed his book with Clarence Page, syndicated columnist at the Chicago Tribune. Watch now:http://www.booktv.org/program.aspx?ProgramId=9391&SectionName=After%20Words&PlayMedia=Yes
  • Commissioners asked to form “391 Commission” against I-69/TTC

    03/27/2008 5:23:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 344+ views
    The Navasota Examiner ^ | March 26, 2008 | Rosemary Smith
    Though some may believe the I-69 Trans Texas Corridor will not be constructed, due to overwhelming opposition and various remarks by TxDOT representatives, a newly formed local group called “Grimes County Get Organized” asked Commissioners on Monday to consider forming a Commission group based on Local Government Code 391; to ensure the currently proposed construction plan through the county is officially stopped. The idea to form the commission came from a recent informational meeting about how to stop the corridor held in Lufkin, Texas and hosted by Holland Mayor Mae Smith. According to the informational handouts, the East Central Texas...
  • Whitewash ..... (The racist history the Democratic Party wants you to forget)

    12/26/2007 4:11:35 AM PST · by IrishMike · 35 replies · 1,463+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | Monday, December 24, 2007 | BRUCE BARTLETT
    In his new book, "The Conscience of a Liberal," New York Times columnist Paul Krugman makes a strong case for his belief that the political success of the Republican Party and the conservative movement over the past 40 years has resulted largely from their co-optation of Southern racists that were the base of the Democratic Party until its embrace of civil rights in the 1960s. A key piece of evidence for Mr. Krugman is that Ronald Reagan gave his first speech after accepting the Republican presidential nomination in 1980 near Philadelphia, Miss., where three civil rights workers were murdered in...