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  • The midterms: Biden calls his shot

    09/24/2010 10:23:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies ^ | September 24, 2010
    At a fundraiser for Barbara Mikulski in Maryland, Vice President Biden said: “Maybe the best thing to happen to us lately is the Tea Party wins. Maybe it’ll shake some of our constituency out of their lethargy.” And he guaranteed Dems hold the House: “I guarantee you we’re going to have a majority in the House and a majority in the Senate. I absolutely believe that."
  • Biden on the O'Donnell Win: "It Spawns a Tone That's Not Helpful To Getting Things Done" (Video)

    09/15/2010 10:22:41 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 40 replies
    HAP ^ | 9/16/10 | hap
    Biden on O'Donnell: "It's real tough for the Republican party really, they've hung out a shingle, no moderates need apply, it sorta spawns a tone in politics that's not helpful in getting things done"
  • Biden's Vacation From Reality

    08/23/2010 7:03:46 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-23-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    While recently assuring that election night is going to be rosier for Democrats than most people think Biden had this to say about the alternative to Democrats growth of government and previously unachieved trillion dollar deficits "They are going to look at what the Republican Party is really offering -- more of the past, but on steroids..." ....Ummmm....In the past we spent less money, had less debt, and more jobs...even if we put all three of these on steriods the GOP's batting average would be .333 points better than how the Dems are currently doing. I know this is...
  • Somehow, Joe Biden fails to mention Robin Carnahan

    08/21/2010 8:20:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 21, 2010 | TONY MESSENGER
    Missouri's secretary of state, Carnahan is running for U.S. Senate in one of the most high-profile races in the nation. She faces an uphill battle against seven-term Congressman Roy Blunt, a well-funded Republican from Springfield who has a clear lead in most polls. But before Biden took the stage, neither of them mentioned the one Democrat — Carnahan — who is so integral to the party's chances of holding on to the U.S. Senate in November. Neither did Biden. The vice president was fired up. He all but guaranteed that Democrats would be the big winners on Nov. 3. "Were...
  • Biden predicts economy will create up to 500,000 jobs a month soon (Flashback 4/23/10)

    08/06/2010 9:57:55 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    washington post ^ | April 23, 2010 | Garance Franke-Ruta and Frank Ahrens
    Vice President Biden predicted Friday at a Pennsylvania fundraiser that the U.S. economy would be adding up to 500,000 jobs each month "some time in the next couple of months." "All in all we're going to be creating somewhere between 100[,000] and 200,000 jobs next month, I predict," Biden said, according to a pool report, adding that he "got in trouble" for a job growth prediction last month. "Even some in the White House said, 'Hey, don't get ahead of yourself.' Well, I'm here to tell you, some time in the next couple of months, we're going to be creating...
  • VP Bite Me Gets Thrown Under the Bus (RATS Gibbs and Wilder dump all over poor Joe)

    08/03/2010 4:21:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 51+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 8/03/10 | The Maha
    VP Bite Me Gets Thrown Under the BusAugust 3, 2010 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, not only is it the Congressional Black Caucus that's being thrown overboard, so is Vice President Bite Me. Joe Biden is now under the gun. Yesterday in a White House press briefing Robert Gibbs threw him under the bus. Former Virginia governor Doug Wilder threw him under the bus. We'll tell you what Wilder said here in just a second. There's a report out there that John McCain and Tom Coburn did itemizing all of the wasteful Porkulus projects out there. "The Civitas Institute poured through...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll {-20}

    07/31/2010 6:54:40 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 171 replies · 13+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 31, 2010 | S. Rasmussen
    Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20
  • Biden says Recovery Act is on track (Joe is back on the sauce again)

    07/31/2010 8:08:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 2+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/30/10
    Biden says Recovery Act is on trackPublished: July 30, 2010 at 2:35 PM WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the 2009 Recovery Act had saved or created 750,000 jobs in the second quarter, the highest quarterly total to date. "This record number reflects the early impact of our surge in projects across the country as part of "Recovery Summer," Biden said in a statement. He said the 750,000 jobs were the result of $80 billion in federal spending, 17 percent of the $787 billion package. Biden said the reporting on the jobs was "not perfect...
  • Biden tags economy 'Bush recession'

    07/29/2010 5:54:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 3+ views
    Biden tags economy 'Bush recession' By Michael O'Brien - 07/29/10 07:42 AM ET Vice President Biden trotted out a new line of attack against Republicans, terming the nation's economic difficulties the "Bush recession." Vice President Joe Biden trotted out a new line of attack against Republicans on Thursday, terming the nation's economic difficulties the "Bush recession." The vice president sought to explicitly link the recession plaguing many Americans to President George W. Bush as Democrats ramp up their attacks on the previous administration. "There's never enough until we've restored the 8 million jobs lost in the Bush recession," Biden said...
  • Biden's Leno Stop Clogs LAX; Passengers Furious

    07/11/2010 5:05:15 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 108 replies · 2+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 07/10/2010 | The Wrap
    Vice President Joe Biden held up airplane traffic for hours on Friday night at Los Angeles International Airport after an appearance on Jay Leno ‘s ‘Tonight Show,’ leaving restless passengers fuming. A spokesman for the vice president said he was unaware of the FAA temporary flight restriction that stopped flights coming in, and delayed those going out. “I know we didn’t ask for anything,” Biden’s spokesman James Carney told TheWrap. “There was no sign of any stoppage. And there shouldn’t have been one.” Oh, but there was. Passengers were stuck for anywhere from 45 minutes to four hours as a...
  • Vice President Biden on Leno: I Wanted Russia to Take Rush Limbaugh in Spy Deal

    07/09/2010 7:33:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    Friday, July 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    Vice President Joe Biden (half-)joked to Jay Leno on the Tonight Show this evening that he wanted to include conservative talk radio king Rush Limbaugh as part of the spy swap that took place earlier today with Russia.The Obama administration has targeted Limbaugh as an enemy of the regime since it came to power in January 2009.The Associated Press reported on Biden's appearance on the Tonight Show:Leno then showed a sultry photo of alleged Russian agent Anna Chapman and asked: "Are our spies this hot?" Biden's reply, in a mock-serious tone: "Let me be clear. It was not my idea...
  • Breaking News: Rockets Fired at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as Biden Visits Iraq

    07/04/2010 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 198 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7/4/2010
  • VP Biden arrives in Iraq amid political impasse

    07/03/2010 8:15:23 AM PDT · by Allegra · 31 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2010 | LARA JAKES
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden landed Saturday on what appeared to be a dual mission in Baghdad: to visit U.S. troops during the July Fourth weekend and coax Iraqi leaders into ending their government impasse. Top Obama administration officials have been reluctant to visit Iraq since its deadlocked March election failed to produce a clear winner. Biden's trip may signal the U.S. is stepping up its efforts to hammer out an agreement among Iraqi political rivals and get a new government in place as soon as possible.
  • Caption photo of Obummer, Biden, and Bubba at Byrd service.

    07/02/2010 12:19:19 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 69 replies
    Drudge | 7/2/10 | unknown
  • Biden: "Republicans don't believe in science"

    07/01/2010 10:18:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 30, 2010 | AP Staff
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- In a campaign stop for a nominee for U.S. Senate, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Democrats may be vulnerable in the summer but voters will look at contrasts in the fall. "This is not about the next election," Biden told about 200 people at a fundraising lunch for Democrat Lee Fisher at the Great Lakes Science Center. "This is about the next generation." Biden, noting the science center overlooking Lake Erie, also said "Republicans don't believe in science. Read more:
  • Biden Claims a GOP 'Blitzkrieg'

    06/30/2010 4:57:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 30 Jun 2010 | Michael McAuliff
    Vice President Biden is out with an alarmed e-mail cash appeal warning that the GOP will mount a “blitzkrieg” against Democrats in the fall. Comparing GOP tactics to the fast-striking forces of Nazi Germany, Biden warns in a message sent by the DCCC today: “As things heat up, you can expect House Democrats will be hit with a GOP blitzkrieg of vicious Swift-Boat-style attack ads, Karl Rove-inspired knockout tactics, thinly veiled attempts at character assassination and tea party disruptions.” And while the GOP is mounting a blitzkrieg, Democrats are the allies. “Our Democratic allies in the House need your help,...
  • AP source: Biden heading to Gulf Coast

    06/25/2010 11:29:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 25, 2010 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Obama administration official tells The Associated Press that Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Gulf Coast on Tuesday to review the efforts to combat the massive oil spill. Biden is expected to visit the National Incident Command Center in New Orleans and the Florida Panhandle.
  • Joe Biden: No way will we get the lost jobs back (Malaise once more)

    06/28/2010 10:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Before Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination in 2008, Joe Biden was widely acknowledged as the Gaffemaster of his party. And if one defines a gaffe as the accidental disclosure of an embarrassing political truth, then the Vice President managed to maintain his reputation this weekend. When addressing a fundraiser for embattled incumbent Senator Russ Feingold in Milwaukee, Biden told an audience to get used to high unemployment, because the jobs lost in the recession aren’t coming back: Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, “there’s no possibility to restore...
  • Joe Biden Lied (in his opening remarks at the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearing)

    06/28/2010 11:20:59 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 48 replies
    My Grandfather's Son : A Memoir pp 235-236 | 2008 | Clarence Thomas
    Senator Biden was the first questioner. Instead of the softball questions he’d promised to ask, he threw a beanball straight at my head, quoting from a speech I’d given four years earlier at the Pacific Legal Foundation and challenging me to defend what I’d said. ”I find attractive the arguments of scholars such as Stephen Macedo, who defend an activist Supreme Court that would strike down laws restricting property rights.” That caught me off guard, and I had no recollection of making so atypical a statement, which shook me up even more. “Now, it would seem to me what you...
  • GE CEO Collapses During Biden Speech!

    06/28/2010 12:00:10 PM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 28, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    It was a shocking moment when the GE CEO, Jim Campbell, fell off his stool and onto the floor under the platform riser during Biden’s speech and it was caught on video! We are waiting to hear news on if he is okay but it has to be said… everytime I am forced to listen to Biden, I do the same thing. Or perhaps, he got a look at the latest budget numbers. I have to point out that Biden’s comment right after the “spell”, and while the poor man was still on the floor was, “Ladies and Gentlemen, that’s...
  • Now squelch the other bigmouths

    06/24/2010 3:08:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2010 | Rep. Peter King(R-NY)
    I have tremendous regard for Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the outstanding service he has rendered to our nation. I met with Gen. McChrystal in Iraq, where he was joint special-operations commander carrying out the most daring and vital missions. He is a warrior and a patriot. Yet his remarks in Rolling Stone were clearly inappropriate and wrong. I understand and support President Obama's decision to accept his resignation as commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. I also, of course, strongly support the president's decision to have Gen. David Petraeus succeed McChrystal. Petraeus is a true American hero, who...
  • Biden: We Can't Recover All the Jobs Lost

    06/26/2010 2:45:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 66 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | Saturday June 26, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, "there's no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession." Appearing at a fundraiser with Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) in Milwaukee, the vice president remarked that by the time he and President Obama took office in 2008, the gross domestic product had shrunk and hundreds of thousands of jobs had been lost. "We inherited a godawful mess," he said, adding there was "no way to regenerate $3 trillion that was lost. Not misplaced, lost."
  • How dare one question the man who would be king, but is merely the clown

    06/27/2010 7:37:07 AM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Real Clear Politics Video
    Video of Biden calling a manager at a frozen custard business a "smart ass."
  • Biden Bested By Custard Shop Manager

    06/27/2010 8:37:20 AM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 35 replies
    The Voice of Reason ^ | June 27, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    American politics is, at heart, an exercise that calls upon politicians to be great at human interaction. In North Korea, Kim Jong-il can afford to be distant as his countrymen/victims worship him like a belligerent, maniacal deity (Ares?). However, we have always liked elected officials whom we would want to grab a beer with; 1) Reagan -- what a great guy to shoot the breeze with while downing a California pale ale. 2) Bush I -- maybe not, thus a one-termer. 3) Clinton -- bad person, but great beer buddy. You'd probably end up with a hangover in Mexico, and...
  • Biden To Manager: Stop Being A Smartass

    06/27/2010 10:49:12 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 27 replies ^ | 06/27/10 | Scott Factor
    Vice President "Big F#@!IN Deal" Biden visited a frozen custard store in Glendale, WI., and chided the manager for being a "smartass". The manager was asked how much was owed for the custard cone that Biden had, and the manager responded by saying "'s on us". I guess Biden didn't like the manager's comment about lowering taxes, either...check this out:
  • List of Biden's Political Blunders

    06/27/2010 11:10:33 AM PDT · by I still care · 38 replies
    Foxnews ^ | June 27, 2010 |
    -- On June 25, 2010, Vice President Biden was visiting a custard shop outside Milwaukee when the shop manager told him his dessert would be on the house if he lowered taxes. "Don't worry, it's on us," the manager said. "Lower our taxes and we'll call it even." Biden replied: "Why don't you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?" -- On May 6, 2010, Vice President Biden said in an address to the European Parliament in Belgium that Brussels could be the "capital of the free world." The comment came at the top of a...
  • Biden Calls Custard Shop Manager a 'Smartass' After Taxes Comment (Wow!)

    06/28/2010 3:48:44 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    fox news ^ | 6/28/2010 | fox news
    Vice President Biden called the manager of a custard shop outside of Milwaukee, Wis., a "smartass" after the man asked him to lower taxes. Biden made the comment Friday after the Kopp’s Frozen Custard shop manager told him that his dessert would be on the house if he lowered taxes. "What do we owe you?" Biden is heard saying in footage captured by WISN-TV. "Don’t worry, it’s on us," the manager replied. "Lower our taxes and we’ll call it [the custard] even." "Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?" Biden said a few...
  • VP Biden: All You Little People are Just “Smart Asses!”

    06/28/2010 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-27-10 | Mike's America
    Don't tell "Tax and Spend" Joe to lower your taxes![VIDEO AT SITE] VP Biden walks into a frozen custard shop in Wisconsin Friday. Full story in the L.A. Times Top of the Ticket blog: After Biden gets his custard, he asks the store manager how much he owes him. “Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even,” the manager replied. Biden didn’t acknowledge that. Refusing to even look at him, Biden turned and.... ...walked away from the manager, appearing to just blow him off. It’s odd that Biden didn’t have something to say because politicians get hit on this all...
  • GE CEO collapses during Biden speech

    06/28/2010 11:16:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies · 2+ views
    Wave News ^ | 6-28-10
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jim Campbell, the President and CEO of General Electric's Appliance and Lighting Division, was rushed to a doctor after he collapsed just before 11:30 a.m. Monday as Vice President Joe Biden was speaking. Campbell, who was seated on a stool at the end of the stage set up inside a warehouse at GE's Appliance Park in Louisville, fell from a stool and off the stage as Biden was nearing the end of his remarks. Biden paused and called for a doctor. "Do we have a doctor here?" Biden asked. "Ladies and gentlemen, that's a sad note...
  • Biden slams 'smart' aleck

    06/27/2010 6:47:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2010
    Vice President Joe Biden served up a zinger at a Milwaukee, Wis., frozen custard shop Friday, telling the manager to stop "being a smart a- -" after he asked for lower taxes. When Biden went to pay for his vanilla cone with chocolate flakes at Kopp's Frozen Custard, the manager initially said: "Don't worry, it's on us," according to a local television station. After Biden insisted on paying, the manager said: "Lower our taxes and we'll call it even." Biden, who has a long suffered from foot-in-mouth disease, then chided the worker to, "say something nice instead of being a...
  • Milwaukee Custard Shop Manager Tells VP Joe Biden “Lower Our Taxes”- Video

    06/26/2010 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 111 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | Saturday June 26, 2010
    Vice-President Joe Biden at Kopp’s Frozen Custard in the Milwaukee area, where he was appearing with Democrat Sen. Russ Feingold. The two were eating custard there, and when Biden approached the manager with some money and asked, “What do I owe you,” the manager just responded, “Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even.”Biden later jokingly called the manager a “smart-ass,” telling him, “Why don’t you say something nice?”Biden was clearly not expecting that! Great response!
  • Biden: We Can't Recover All the Jobs Lost

    06/26/2010 8:02:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 26, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, "there's no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession." Appearing at a fundraiser with Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) in Milwaukee, the vice president remarked that by the time he and President Obama took office in 2008, the gross domestic product had shrunk and hundreds of thousands of jobs had been lost. "We inherited a godawful mess," he said, adding there was "no way to regenerate $3 trillion that was lost. Not misplaced, lost."
  • General Stanley McChrystal Tenders His Resignation (Cap. Hill source, Mattis replaces?)

    06/22/2010 2:51:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 66 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    A senior Capitol Hill source tells me that General Stanley McChrystal had tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama and that the White House is actively discussing a replacement who could be quickly confirmed by the Senate. The source said that among the names being touted as possible successors are General James Mattis, the outgoing head of the US Joint Forces Command and due to retire after being passed over as US Marine Corps commander, and Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of Nato’s Training Mission in Afghanistan.
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...
  • Police: Conn. woman bitten after 'bite me' remark

    05/27/2009 4:45:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 531+ views
    Meriden, Conn. (AP) -- An instructor at the Connecticut Police Academy has been charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly responded literally to a co-worker's "bite me" remark. Francis Woodruff, a former Waterbury police captain, was arraigned Tuesday and released on a promise to appear in court.

    04/20/2009 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Patriot2A · 18 replies · 996+ views
    FACEBOOK ^ | 3/26/09 | BRYAN IRVIN
    2nd Declaration of Independence We the people of the United Sates of America do hereby declare our independence from the Socialist Federal Bureaucracy, which is considered by the people to have exceeded its Constitutional authority and function as the administrator of the government FOR THE PEOPLE, and do hereby demand, according to the rights provided us by the Declaration of Independence, the following: ARTICLE: I. The immediate abolishment of the Federal Bureaucracy, excessive Federal Government and the establishment of the minimal Constitutionally defined central Federal Government II. The immediate restriction of Congress to its specific Constitutionally defined authority and the...
  • Breaking! Time Traveler Brings Back Snapshot From The Future

    02/04/2009 2:55:35 PM PST · by ElKafir · 29 replies · 2,764+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I just received this picture in the email form a very close friend who is running a super secret time travel program for a super secret government agency belonging to an unspecified foreign country. He writes...Read on
  • Republicans surrender! From Baghdad Bob

    11/20/2008 9:54:25 AM PST · by Osama Obama · 6 replies · 505+ views
    The Wit Hits the Fan ^ | 11/20/08 | Baghdad Bob
    Let me place today needful comment upon the pitiful, washed-up members of the hateful Republican Party. Surrender. You have no hope. You are destined to become a mere useless fixture in history who’s time has come and has gone – much as the Whig Party or underarm deodorant.
  • E-Voting Machines ZOTTED Writer Without a Home

    11/07/2008 1:10:45 PM PST · by CabaCibi · 52 replies · 3,526+ views
    The Intelligence Daily ^ | Jason Leopold
    Electronic voting machines that a Michigan election official said last week incorrectly tabulated vote counts during pre-election tests in the state were used in Minnesota where the senate race between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken is in dispute.
  • I would Like to Personally than G.W.Bush

    11/05/2008 6:02:10 AM PST · by FreeLuna · 67 replies · 2,623+ views
    me | Today | FreeLuna in Ohio
    Thank you Pres. Bush for being a wholly inarticulate educator of and a hypocritical example of conservatism. Thank you for creating more Rinos than the Serengeti plains. Thank you for the greatest increase in government spending since ever and thank you for ignoring the obvious lack of troops in Iraq for so long that America turned against a fully winnable and incredibly justified war. Thank you for Pres. Obama. really....thanks.
  • World Court seeks to block 5 U.S. executions

    07/16/2008 4:01:42 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 42 replies · 124+ views
    ScotusBlog ^ | July 16, 2008 | Lyle Denniston
    Excerpt - Acting on a claim by Mexico’s government that the U.S. government has not done enough to assure the treaty rights of Mexican nationals facing execution for murders in the U.S., the World Court on Wednesday ordered the U.S. — by a 7-5 vote — to stop five imminent executions in Texas. Leaving it up to the U.S. to choose the way to carry out the order, the international tribunal — formally, the International Court of Justice that sits in The Hague, Netherlands — told the U.S. only to “take all measures necessary to ensure” that Texas does not...
  • Woman's fingertip bitten off during argument at meat market

    07/10/2008 3:45:18 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 40 replies · 151+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 8:06 PM EDT, July 9, 2008 | Not available
    TAMPA - A Tampa woman bit off another woman's fingertip during an argument at a Tampa meat market. Police say two women were waiting to be served Monday when they began arguing about who was next in line. Customers take a number to order when they enter the market, but another customer who left before ordering had given Pamela Bumpers her number.
  • US Radio Bombing of Cuba Found Illegal

    11/15/2007 12:40:25 PM PST · by Abathar · 28 replies · 94+ views
    Prensa Latina ^ | 11/15/07
    Geneva, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Radiocommunication Conference recognized Wednesday that US transmissions against Cuba are illegal, thus causing irritation among US representatives at the forum. After three weeks of negotiations, the conference of technical experts from several countries rejected this practice. "Radio transmissions from an aircraft only toward the territory of another government, and without its consent," contravenes radio communication regulations," the conference decided. Diplomats interviewed by Prensa Latina said "this is a firm rejection of measures implemented by the Bush government in the last years. The plenary meeting also indicated that Washington has not stopped the prejudicial...
  • CBS EVENING NEWS DOWN OVER YEAR AGO (Katie losing audience - is that even possible?)

    11/14/2006 12:47:35 PM PST · by teddyballgame · 79 replies · 2,282+ views
    Drudge ^ | 11/14/06 | Drudge
    CBS EVENING NEWS DOWN OVER YEAR AGO... For the first time since Katie Couric became anchor, CBS EVENING NEWS is down compared to a year ago, falling 4% from 8.069 to 7.758 million last week among total viewers, and the program also declined 9% among adults 25-54 from last year's 2.2 to a 2.0 rating last week... Developing...
  • Katie Couric Lashes Out at 'Vultures' (priceless!)

    12/18/2006 9:07:29 AM PST · by STARWISE · 134 replies · 6,420+ views
    PeopleMag ^ | 12-18-06 | Stephen M. Silverman
    Katie Couric admits that her new gig as anchor of the CBS Evening News has been "a little harder than I thought it would be." "Some people out there are rooting for me to fail," Couric, 49, tells Esquire in its January issue. "You have to be unwavering in your convictions that you're doing something good, because there are a lot of circling vultures that will eat you alive." Couric points out that Esquire itself criticized her after her Sept. 5 debut. "You guys even take a shot at me," she tells the magazine. "You have something in the November...
  • Tigers Win Pennant

    10/14/2006 5:01:01 PM PDT · by madison10 · 250 replies · 6,079+ views
    Self | October 14, 2006 | Self
    Detroit Tigers Won the American League Pennant Today
  • China's UN Ambassador Asks the U.S. to "Shut Up"

    08/20/2006 3:48:32 AM PDT · by Marechal · 42 replies · 1,081+ views
    Kommersant ^ | 18 August 2006 | Alexander Gabuev
    China’s UN Ambassador Asks the US to Shut Up Official Opinion China’s Ambassador to the UN Sha Zukang admonished Washington yesterday of interfering in Beijing’s domestic affairs, particularly in its military program. Asked by a BBC reporter about China’s growing military budget, Sha Zukang did not contain himself and shouted out: “The population of China is six times as much as that of the United States. So, it’s time for Americans to shut up and keep quiet. They will be better off like this.” “The United States have the right to settle domestic problems on its own, so let them...
  • What is a "ping" list and how does one get on it?

    08/11/2006 9:16:40 PM PDT · by silentknight · 95 replies · 2,010+ views
  • What does "Ping" mean?

    07/02/2006 7:57:20 AM PDT · by maineman · 405 replies · 15,758+ views
    I see so many people asking to be put on the 'ping list', what does that mean? I also see that you can be 'pinged' if something you are interested in is posted. Are you notified someway? Thanks
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA