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  • Cochran Campaign Puts Whistle-blowing Reverend Fielder’s Life in Danger by Publishing Home Address

    07/06/2014 8:04:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson Decision by Cochran campaign to publish Rev Fielder's home address is disgusting. #mssen 3:11 AM - 2 Jul 2014 58 Retweets 18 favorites I can’t print what I want to here. Our rules against excessive profanity prohibit it. Cochran’s people have been attacking Reverend Fielder every since the story broke that alleges Cochran’s staff paid the Reverend to pay blacks to vote for Cochran. Cochran’s people have attacked Reverend Fielder, calling him untrustworthy and dishonest, yet the admit they hired him to “get out the vote“! By publishing the home address of Reverend Fielder, Thad...
  • Did baby Barack Obama live with Ann Dunham in Seattle?

    03/29/2014 7:42:42 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2014 | Shawn Glasco
    Only "mere scraps of data documented" Barack Obama's mother's "days in Seattle," writes Obama biographer David Maraniss in his 2012 Barack Obama: The Story. Incidentally, Maraniss was telling the truth: Ann's "days in Seattle" weren't mentioned in Dreams from my Father and were only vaguely implied in Maraniss's lengthy 2008 article. And it appears that the only "scraps" of evidence of Obama's mother's time in Seattle during 1961-1962 was a listing in a Seattle Polk directory and a University of Washington (UW) transcript. And it appears that the only "mere scraps" of evidence of baby Barack's time in Seattle are...
  • Van Jones: Obama Detractors Have ‘Obama Derangement Syndrome’ (nice try, Van)

    11/04/2013 11:41:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:00 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Former green jobs czar Van Jones, during a roundtable discussion over the rollout of Obamacare on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” said President Barack Obama’s detractors have “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” “It’s silly season. Literally, they have this sort of Obama Derangement Syndrome where Obama is this absent, weak, ineffectual dictator and tyrant who’s destroying America,” Jones said. …
  • U.S. Senator John McCain takes talkathoner Ted Cruz to woodshed

    09/25/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 256 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2013 | By Caren Bohan
    Senator John McCain lashed out at fellow Republican Ted Cruz on Wednesday over a Nazi appeasement comparison he made during his all-night, anti-Obamacare marathon on the U.S. Senate floor. McCain, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, said the comparison was inappropriate. He said he had taken Cruz aside privately to tell him, and got a response he did not like: Cruz told him his appeaser reference applied not to distinguished members of the Senate but only media "pundits." "I resoundingly reject" Cruz's comments, said McCain, a senior Republican and former presidential candidate. "I think it's wrong and I...
  • Blistering Comments about Rove, Establishment

    02/11/2013 6:11:23 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 72 replies
    Vanity | 2-11-2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Blistering new book coming out about Rove and the establishment - been in teh works since day after election. Some pull quotes about Rove, Romney, the establishment, how liberals are undermining entrepreneures on purpose, etc. The image of a typical OWS encampment allows us a peak at the future, which is a powerful object lesson by itself. The fear of even having this discussion with the voters is why we are not happy with the establishment. They would rather change the subject to something trite like “jobs and Ohio” without realizing that a communist movement central to the Democrat universe...
  • Top Two Reasons to Own a Gun

    01/05/2013 6:28:04 AM PST · by Taxman · 66 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | 01/04/13 | John Kirkwood
    Top Two Reasons to Own a Gun: Thank God and Sam Colt … My right to own a gun, to stroke it, to use it, and to pass it on to my children is not a matter of pragmatism, so I’m not going to argue statistics or polls, even though they’d be in my favor. And this list is in no particular order because, after the top two reasons, it really doesn’t matter how you order the rest. It’s like the top musical acts of the twentieth century; there’s Elvis and the Beatles and where you rank The Stones, The...
  • RYMB Romney you magnificent bastard, tear 'em up!(Vanity)

    10/21/2012 7:14:48 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 18 replies
    Good bottle of wine has me in a mood tonight! Let's go Ronmey, chew the fraud up!!
  • Rielle Hunter's book tour.. comes to an end after just 6,000 copies are sold

    07/11/2012 9:29:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    It was billed to be an explosive tell-all about what 'really happened' during the affair that ended a marriage and the dreams of the man who was being pipped to be the next U.S. president. But after all the hype, it seems not that many people really wanted to hear Rielle Hunter's side of the story, as the book about her relationship with former senator John Edwards has sold just 6,000 copies. Due to poor sales, Hunter seems to have dropped under the radar and scheduled no additional tour dates despite an initial media blitz.
  • John Glenn Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Flight

    02/24/2012 3:00:10 AM PST · by Makana · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – John Glenn fever has taken hold of Cape Canaveral once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. The NASA auditorium was packed Friday with hundreds of workers, many of whom stood along the walls to see the space legend. The 90-year-old Glenn was joined on stage by Scott Carpenter, 86, the only other survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Glenn recalled how he and his fellow Mercury astronauts traveled to Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast off....
  • Is Castro Dead Yet? (Vanity cuz i want to know)

    12/28/2011 8:18:58 AM PST · by OldCorps · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | December 28, 2011 | OldCorps
    Lots of chatter that the old commie is dead. Can anyone confirm?
  • American taxpayers could be forced to foot the bill if Fed's bailout...

    09/18/2011 4:48:44 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 53 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | Sept. 18, 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>American taxpayers could end up footing the bill if the United States' bailout of the faltering Eurozone turns sour...</p> <p>CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS BS?</p> <p>This smarmy bastard is over in the EU making promises to those people regarding OUR money.</p>
  • White House (Obama Administration) loosens border rules for 2012

    06/22/2011 6:53:23 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6:28 PM 06/20/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s administration is quietly offering a quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, while aiming to win reelection by mobilizing a wave of new Hispanic voters, say supporters of stronger immigration law enforcement. The new rules were quietly announced Friday with a new memo from top officials at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The “prosecutorial discretion” memo says officials need not enforce immigration laws if illegal immigrants are enrolled in an education center or if their relatives have volunteered for the US military. “They’re pushing the [immigration] agents to be even more lax, to...
  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • Jesse Jackson calls for a “Radical Reordering” of American Economy

    12/28/2010 3:35:33 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 23 replies · 3+ views
    Jesse Jackson calls for a “Radical Reordering” of American Economy http://www.theblaze.com/stories/jesse-jackson-calls-for-a-radical-reordering-of-american-economy/
  • Happy Birthday, Karl Rove

    12/24/2010 10:25:04 PM PST · by libh8er · 38 replies · 2+ views
    12.25.2010
    Wish you a happy, turdy blossomy 60th B'day -- from all your 'fans' at FR :)
  • Karl Rove, The Saboteur

    11/11/2010 4:09:26 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    (vanity)
    If Karl Rove were twice as smart, he'd still be stupid. Karl Rove is so ugly! When his mother dropped him off at school ... she was cited for littering. Karl Rove is so ugly, Hello Kitty said goodbye to him.
  • Reid: Both parties need to compromise in Senate

    11/03/2010 5:22:51 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 98 replies
    Google ^ | 11/3/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says lawmakers of both parties need to start working together now that Republicans have reduced the Democrats' dominance in the chamber.Reid said on NBC's "Today" show that he planned to speak Wednesday with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on ways to "build a consensus and move this country along."Senate Democrats lost at least six seats on Election Day, but narrowly held their majority.
  • Sen. McCain: Meghan Wrong on O'Donnell

    10/19/2010 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Sen. McCain: Meghan Wrong on O'Donnell October 19, 2010 8:51 AM Meghan McCain got some buzz on Sunday by calling Christine O'Donnell a "nut job," but on "GMA" today her dad didn't take the bait. "My daughter and I have very spirited conversations from time to time and it’s a lot of fun," Sen. John McCain told me. "With all due respect to my daughter, the primary voters of Delaware chose Christine O’Donnell and she’s the candidate." McCain did, however, agree with his former running mate Sarah Palin's assessment that the "GOP is through" if they don't follow the Tea...
  • Video: Rove doubles down against O’Donnell

    09/15/2010 3:28:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 151 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    He’s not technically “against her,” but in rattling off her dirty laundry instead of giving the standard “we need to unite” post-election pep talk, he’s notably out of step with most of the rest of the righty punditocracy today. It’s too bad, although after last night’s infamous appearance on Hannity, he’s sure to be a RINO scapegoat in November if she loses no matter what he says or does now. Better to have him up there on the ledge where he can be pushed than to have him climb down, no? Castle, who’s refused to endorse her thus far, also...
  • Suspected Israeli serial killer arrested in U.S.

    08/12/2010 9:12:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    haaretz ^ | 8/12/10 | Yossi Melman and The Associated Press
    An Israeli man, Abed al-Azzam, 34, suspected in a series of stabbings in Virginia and Michigan was arrested at the Atlanta airport as he tried to board a plane bound for Israel. A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agency's officers arrested the man at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as he attempted to board a Delta flight for Tel Aviv. The suspect was handed over to the FBI and Atlanta police.
  • Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.

    06/21/2010 3:32:48 PM PDT · by papabrody · 62 replies
    MATZAV ^ | June 21, 2010 | papabrody
    BREAKING NEWS, 11:50 A.M. est: Matzav.com has learned that Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin ahs been sentenced to 27 years in prison. Sholom Mordechai will also been ordered to pay nearly $31 million restitution when he’s sentenced tomorrow in U.S. District Court. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade issued the sentencing memorandum today, outlining the sentence she will impose at tomorrow’s hearing in Cedar Rapids. Reade indicated in the document she would not impose a fine. Sholom Mordechai’s attorney Guy Cook says the sentence is unfair and excessive and that the conviction and sentencing will be appealed. Family, friends and supporters...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    04/05/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 353 replies · 9,535+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self defense. But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation. Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to...
  • Speaker Gingrich on Fox News this morning: Outstanding. Dems are "Socialists"!

    11/01/2009 6:25:47 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 73 replies · 1,910+ views
    It almost seems Speaker Gingrich's climb-down in the NY23 race, has liberated him. Gingrich was on Fox News this morning, and not once but serveral times referred to democrats with the "Socialist" word. He was great.
  • Bonaduce: Glenn Beck made me start drinking again

    10/17/2009 6:51:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies · 3,663+ views
    Philly ^ | 10/17/2009 | Staff
    Why is WYSP morning man Danny Bonaduce drinking again? Not a reaction to his recent ratings, which were up. (September was his best month among men 18-49.) As a panelist on Joy Behar's show on HLN (formerly Headline News), Bonaduce blamed remarks by syndicated talker Glenn Beck's on the Fox News vs. White House feud for making him fall off the wagon.
  • McCain on Palin: 'Let's come up with a winning combination next time' [next time???]

    10/11/2009 6:53:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 159 replies · 6,070+ views
    Politico / CNN ^ | 2009-10-11
    (snip) Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," the Arizona Republican said: "When we selected, or asked, Sarah Palin to be my running mate, it energized our party. We were ahead in the polls, until the stock market crashed. And she still is a formidable force in the Republican Party. And I have great affection for her. Will Sarah and I - did we always agree on everything in the past? Will we in the future? No. But let's let a thousand flowers bloom. Let's come up with a winning combination next time." (snip)
  • U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy dies at 77

    08/26/2009 3:14:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 324 replies · 11,257+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/26/2009 | NBC News and news services
    BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of his brothers fell to assassins' bullets, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77. For nearly a half-century in the Senate, Kennedy was a steadfast champion of the working class and the poor, a powerful voice on health care, civil rights, and war and peace. To the American public, though, he was best known as the last surviving son of America's most glamorous political family, the eulogist of a clan...
  • Life, Sweetness and Hope at Notre Dame

    05/15/2009 7:17:18 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 2 replies · 401+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | May 15, 2009 | Daniel J. Kelley
    It seems somewhat unfathomable given the circumstances surrounding Obama’s own parentage and birth (his own autobiography described the circumstances surrounding his parents’ marital relationship as “murky”) that Obama is such an ardent supporter of unrestricted abortion upon demand. Given the fact that his parents were a white woman in her late teens, not yet an adult by the standards of the era, and a black foreign exchange student with a personal history of alcoholism and bigamy, had abortion been legal in 1961, it seems likely that Stanley Ann Dunham would have counseled by some people to terminate her pregnancy. According...
  • President won't budge on veteran insurance proposal (Troops pay for combat wounds)

    03/16/2009 6:27:26 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 94 replies · 3,999+ views
    This Ain't Hell ^ | March 15, 2009 | John Lilaya
    President won’t budge on veteran insurance proposal March 16th, 2009 Regular readers will remember the exchange I wrote about last week in which Eric Shinseki the new VA director proposed a system to force veterans to buy insurance to treat their service-connected injuries from a Stars and Stripes article; The administration is considering charging veterans’ health insurance plans earned through civilian employment for VA’s costs in treating service-connected injuries or ailments.The VA already taps “third party” insurance plans for treatment of non-service-related conditions. Collections in fiscal 2008 totaled $2.4 billion. The VA expects to collect $2.5 billion this year. The...
  • Keyes v. Bowen, Obama, Biden, et. al. Notice of Motion to Quash Subpoena

    02/14/2009 1:22:44 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 40 replies · 2,927+ views
    Feb. 14, 2009 | SvenMagnussen
    Keyes v. Bowen, Obama, Biden, et. al. MICHAEL J. STRUMWASSER FREDRIC D. WOOCHER AlMEE DUDOVITZ STRUMWASSER & WOOCHER LLP 10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2000 Los Angeles, California 90024 Attorneys for Respondents President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and 55 California Electors NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO QUASH OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, AND 55 CALIFORNIA ELECTORS, OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE, FOR AN ORDER THAT THE DEPOSITION OF THE CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS OF OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE NOT BE TAKENALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on March 13, 2009, or as soon thereafter...
  • ZEROBAMA, AMERICA'S FIRST BASTARD PERESIDENT

    02/14/2009 12:54:12 AM PST · by Gargantua · 12 replies · 1,559+ views
    Vanity | February 14, 2009 | Gargantua
    ZEROBAMA, AMERICA’S FIRST BASTARD PRESIDENT By Gargantua Just reading this headline might give one the misimpression that the author is referring only to the idea that every other president of the United States had sprung forth from a legally sanctioned, morally upright union between two married (man and woman) parents. Underlying that easy assumption, however, is a cretin so cynical, so wicked, so smug and heinous that he could actually place his hand upon a bible and swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America even as he pays princely sums to a...
  • Obama Giving Up In Iraq; To Make It Official Tomorrow; All Brigates Out In 16 Months.

    01/21/2009 4:19:35 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 183 replies · 5,822+ views
    FOX News | Major Garret
    Maj just got the word, on Shep Smith show, scheduled to be announced tomorrow. All combat brigades to be out in 16 months. Real effect is immediate surrender of purpose. No commander is going to undertake any major mission knowing that, at the very longest, no US offensive military power will be in-country after next Spring, so why waste lives to gain something we soon will give away. Offensive operations will stop. Brigades will go into a useless, purely defensive mode. It's over. Our POTUS surrendered. About 3000 Americans volunteered to pay the ultimate price in Iraq so we could...
  • Familiar John McCain taking middle of road [massive barf]

    12/20/2008 10:12:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Yuma Sun, Yuma, Ariz. ^ | 2008-12-20 | Terry Ross
    Remember the John McCain that many Arizonans grew to like over the years - the one who stuck by his principles but was not politically dogmatic or doctrinaire, and instead tried to represent the interests of people in general? Well, that John McCain seems to be back after a long journey into the dark jungle of presidential politics where he seemed to veer from his familiar middle-of-the-road approach to politics - an approach that a lot of Arizonans prefer, based on their long support for him.
  • Election 2008: State of the Race (Rove already calling it for Obama)

    11/04/2008 9:10:23 AM PST · by meandog · 19 replies · 3,539+ views
    Karl Rove.com ^ | 11.4.08 | Karl Rove
    The final Rove & Co. electoral map of the 2008 election cycle points to a 338-200 Barack Obama electoral vote victory over John McCain tomorrow, the largest electoral margin since 1996. All remaining toss-up states have been allocated to the candidate leading in them, with Florida (27 EV) going to Obama, and Indiana (11 EV), Missouri (11 EV), North Carolina (15 EV), and North Dakota (3 EV) going to McCain. The two candidates are in a dead heat in Missouri and North Carolina, but they go to McCain because the most recent polls conducted over this past weekend show him...
  • My Choice: Obama

    10/28/2008 8:49:17 AM PDT · by careyb · 38 replies · 1,022+ views
    Washington ComPost ^ | 10/28/08 | Charles Mathias Jr.
    I believe that Obama's inspirational leadership, contemplative nature and well-reasoned, forward-looking policies offer our troubled nation a real opportunity to face and overcome its many challenges at home and abroad. On an array of domestic issues, including health care, education, tax policy, the environment and alternative energy sources, Obama promises a clean break from the recent past and tangible hope for a return to fiscal responsibility, economic security and true environmental stewardship, all of which are essential to restoring our greatness. Now, Obama must be aware of the hopes that he has raised through his discussion of these issues. Many...
  • Obama: A Forgery is Unacceptable!

    09/06/2008 4:38:21 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies · 1,062+ views
    09-06-08 | STE=Q
    The day before McCain surprised the nation with his pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate, I had a ‘discussion’ with a woman I have known for many years. Although well into the “gifted” range (so called “genius“ ) she has a penchant for choosing political losers! She is a walking talking example that IQ and common sense do not necessarily follow the same ark. I had once argued, that if I were President, I would put her on my staff as a reverse barometer; I would do the opposite of whatever course of action she would suggest I...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • The Edwards Love-Child Old Media Doesn't Want You to See (Photos)

    08/06/2008 8:50:44 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 141 replies · 328+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 8/6/08
    Hooray! The National Enquirer has published photos of former political person John Edwards with a baby. The baby is almost certainly made up in part of DNA he left in a woman named Rielle Hunter, a former Edwards staffer who now spends her time cashing checks and hiding in hotels and denying everything to the media (until Good Morning America finally books her!). So now would be a perfect time for, like, established print media to cover this story, right? Anyone? Ha, no, they are all too embarrassed. Once again, it's up to the internet! The story is still sneaking...
  • The Democratic ticket and the John Edwards affair

    07/24/2008 9:32:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 248+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/08 | Byron York
    There’s been a lot of talk lately that former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.) will have some sort of role in the Obama administration, if there is one. A few months ago, Edwards, the Democratic Party’s 2004 vice presidential candidate, seemed to pull himself out of the VP race. But then, a couple of weeks ago, Edwards quietly put himself back in, telling National Public Radio, “I’m prepared to seriously consider anything, anything [Obama] asks me to do for our country.” “Anything” could, of course, mean running for vice president. But Edwards has done that before, and he didn’t exactly put...
  • Edwards, Busted (Media Blackout continues)

    07/23/2008 6:18:52 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 114 replies · 1,629+ views
    Slate ^ | 7/23/08 | Mickey Kaus
    Edwards, Rielle Hunter, Busted: HuffPo 's Sam Stein, who got the story rolling, appears to be vindicated. ... P.S.: Always trust content from kausfiles! Never trust content from Jerome Armstrong. ... P.P.S.: Will this be the first presidential-contender level scandal to occur completely in the undernews, without ever being reported in the cautious, respectable MSM? That's always seemed an interesting theoretical possibility--a prominent politician just disappears from the scene, after blogs and tabloids dig up dirt on him, but nobody who relies on the Times, Post, network news or Mark Halperin has the faintest idea why. If this is that...
  • Could 'Honest Abe' be a Tar Heel?

    04/21/2008 9:32:59 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 81 replies · 382+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | Apr 20, 2008 | Matt Ehlers
    BOSTIC - For a man with "Honest Abe" as his nickname, there are plenty of Abraham Lincoln stories that may be anything but. Lincoln did not compose the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope. No one really knows whether the store clerk Lincoln walked six miles to return 3 cents he overcharged. And his wife wasn't a Confederate spy. Now this small town in Western North Carolina is pressing its own claim: Lincoln was a Tar Heel. According to a tale that locals swear is true: The 16th president of the United States wasn't born in Kentucky, as...
  • How debt led one man to an American nightmare (sicko kills 5 - 2 women by pouring gasoline on them)

    02/10/2008 2:57:22 PM PST · by 2banana · 23 replies · 255+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | February 10, 2008 | Thomas Lake
    How debt led one man to an American nightmare Leon Davis Jr. bought a house he could not afford. What followed was almost unimaginable. By Thomas Lake, Times Staff Writer Published February 10, 2008 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In January 2007, Leon Davis Jr. wrote on his blog, "I have hurt people in the past and I'm sorry for it! So 2007 and on I will live my life the right way, and that's keeping it real with my family and friends!" In December 2007, he was accused of killing five people over the course of six days in Polk County. Leon Davis...
  • Teen charged & facing trial in cruel dog-extortion case

    01/04/2008 2:26:09 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies · 76+ views
    Philadephia Daily News ^ | 1/04/08 | Stu Bykofsky
    PHILADELPHIA POLICE have charged a suspect in the horrifying case of Edna, the little brown dog held for ransom in a telephoned extortion attempt last fall. The accused, a 15-year-old Nicetown boy, was arrested and taken into custody in the early morning of Dec. 30. Because he is a juvenile, his name is being withheld by police. He faces felony charges of extortion, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief, in addition to charges of harassment and terroristic threats.
  • Police: Toddler's Skin Burned Off During Hot Oil-Hair Dryer Torture

    01/04/2008 11:08:55 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 86 replies · 453+ views
    local6.com ^ | 1/4/2008 | Staff
    APOPKA, Fla. -- A Central Florida man is accused of pouring hot cooking oil on a 17-month-old and using a hair dryer to burn his skin off because the toddler apparently would not stop crying and whining. Police said Darlanne Toussaint was charged with felony attempted murder on suspicion he abused his girlfriend's son in an Apopka apartment building Thursday. The mother of the child, Marlita S. Stokes, 23, was arrested on Friday and faces charges of child neglect and providing false information to police.
  • Karl Rove: George Bush's Napoleon

    08/23/2007 7:45:25 AM PDT · by meandog · 6 replies · 507+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7.23.07 | Jonah Goldberg
    There's an old maxim that if Napoleon had been struck by a cannonball on his way to Moscow, he would be remembered as an unrivaled military genius and liberator. But Napoleon overstayed history's welcome and was treated harshly for it, first by the Russians and Mother Nature, then by his own people and, ultimately, by historians. In this and other respects, Karl Rove strikes me as a Napoleonic figure. He won an impressive string of campaigns. He dreamed of erecting a new political order on the ashes of the old. He'd look awfully dashing in one of those bicorn hats....
  • Rove: Positive or Negative for the GOP?

    08/13/2007 2:54:58 PM PDT · by eth3l · 57 replies · 1,203+ views
    GOPublius ^ | 8/13/2007 | Libertas
    Rove’s legacy will be the subject of much debate, but this much would seem to be clear - Karl Rove was better at winning office than holding onto it. Be it the infamous, “Mission Accomplished” sign, the President’s disastrous handling of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, the failed attempt at overhauling Social Security, the suicidal illegal immigration debate, or the tone-deaf communications effort that allowed the War in Iraq to be painted as a quagmire, and a booming economy to be seen as weak, Rove’s forte was clearly not in governance.
  • Killer's Mom Asks Jury To Spare Son's Life

    06/24/2007 8:33:45 AM PDT · by 57Chevy · 7 replies · 487+ views
    HOUSTON -- A convicted killer's mother took the stand in the punishment phase of her son's trial and begged the jury to spare his life, KPRC Local 2 reported. Dexter Johnson, 19, was found guilty of the capital murder of Maria Sally Aparece, 23, on June 13 Her boyfriend, Huy Ngo, 17, was also killed in the crime spree last summer. Johnson's mother told the jury that her son's father was never a part of his life. She said her boyfriends verbally and physically abused her son and two daughters.
  • Texas boy, 9, stabs 2-year-old girl to death

    12/26/2006 4:15:43 PM PST · by rocksblues · 26 replies · 979+ views
    reuters ^ | Dec 26, 2006 5:14pm | unknown
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - No charges will be filed in the case of a 9-year-old boy who fatally stabbed a 2-year-old girl in a Texas home where a teen-ager was babysitting 12 children, Dallas police said on Tuesday after an investigation. The stabbing occurred on December 22 in a home in southeast Dallas where a 15-year-old was left to supervise at least 10 siblings and 2 other children, including the victim. The toddler, Damya Jefferson, was stabbed twice in the chest by a 9-year-old boy who lived at the house, according to published reports. No charges will be filed against the...
  • Rove Road-Tests Tougher Attack on Democrats

    10/23/2006 2:54:57 AM PDT · by Hadean · 29 replies · 1,377+ views
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | 10/22/2006 | Michael Abramowitz and Zachary A. Goldfarb
    Republicans have been promising they would ratchet up the rhetoric against Democrats in the final two weeks of the fall campaign, and the man President Bush called "The Architect" of his political campaigns offered a preview of what they have in mind on Friday night. Appearing in support of embattled GOP Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds (R-N.Y.), Karl Rove offered biting jibes against House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), took a shot at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and asserted that Democratic policies would leave the country weaker. "You can't say I want to win the war but not be...
  • Oil Falls 3 Percent, Healthy Inventories Weigh(More Good News For Consumers)

    10/02/2006 5:33:33 PM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 443+ views
    Reuters News Service ^ | Oct 2, 2006 | Matthew Robinson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil fell 3 percent to $61 a barrel on Monday as healthy fuel inventories in top consumer the United States countered plans by OPEC members Nigeria and Venezuela to trim output. U.S. crude settled down $1.88 at $61.03 a barrel, after dipping as low as $60.90 after BP said it had restarted production at the Lisburne oil field in Alaska over the weekend. London Brent dropped $2.03 to $60.45. BP shut the 30,000 barrel per day (bpd) field last week after discovering a gas leak in a pipeline. The oil major has been restoring output at...