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  • Aretha Franklin: Obama was 'tired' when he misspelled 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T'

    03/10/2014 4:06:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 84 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 10, 2014
    Aretha Franklin has much R-E-S-P-E-C-T for President Barack Obama — regardless of his spelling skills. At a White House tribute to the "Women of Soul" last Thursday, Obama dropped the initial "E'' when trying to spell out "respect" as the queen of soul does in her famous song. He was spelling out the word as part of Franklin's introduction. "I'm sure the President had much on his agenda and was just a little tired," the 71-year-old singer said in a statement Monday.
  • Obama’s Major Strategic Blunder – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    08/22/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/22/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss Obama’s major strategic blunder that will probably cost him a victory in the election. Tune in!
  • VIDEO: Biden Imitates Sign Language Lady (O.M.G.)

    08/14/2012 11:39:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 18 replies
    You just need to watch the video... lol "I have more to say, but I am saying too much already because these guys get me going... and you're gonna have trouble translating all this! That poor lady, she's gonna have tendinitis by the time she finishes this."
  • LITERARY AGENT RESPONDS TO ‘BORN IN KENYA’ OBAMA BIO: ‘NOTHING MORE THAN A FACT CHECKING ERROR’

    05/17/2012 2:59:13 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 174 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/17/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The text editor of the 1991 literary agency booklet that described Barack Obama as “born in Kenya” said Thursday the line in question was “nothing more than a fact checking error.” Miriam Goderich issued a statement to the Political Wire saying the future president never suggested “in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii”: “You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more...
  • Rosen: 'I Apologize to Ann Romney'

    04/12/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 199 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-12-12 | Ben Shapiro
    Amid a massive backlash from the American public and a stampeding retreat from her supporters, Democratic National Committee advisor Hilary Rosen backtracked from her words about Ann Romney last night on CNN, stating a few moments ago, “As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen … I apologize to Ann Romney.” The report of that statement comes from Jim Acosta at CNN. The question is whether the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee will apologize to Romney, and whether they will fire Rosen over this incident. Rosen has long been associated with the...
  • Obama mistakes first surviving Medal of Honor recipient for a DEAD hero soldier

    06/24/2011 10:49:12 AM PDT · by Justaham · 30 replies
    President Obama made an embarrassing blunder during an address to U.S. soldiers. Speaking at Fort Drum in upstate New York yesterday, the President mixed up two Medal of Honor recipients, referring to dead hero soldier Jared Monti as alive. For the members of the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division who listened to the President's speech, the remark no doubt came as a shock. The President said: 'Throughout my service, first as a senator and then as a presidential candidate and then as a President, I’ve always run into you guys. And for some reason it’s always in some rough spots....
  • Man Told 'You're Pregnant - Maybe With Twins' (UK)

    12/08/2010 2:29:00 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 34 replies
    sky news ^ | Dec 8, 2010 | David Crabtree
    A Birmingham man was left "flabbergasted" after a hospital told him he was pregnant - and could be expecting twins. Hilton Plettell received a letter inviting him for a scan at the ante-natal department of Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Hospital, to find out how far pregnant he was. The 50-year-old merchandising manager was asked to attend with a full bladder - standard practice for ultrasound scans - and told that "sometimes it can show twins".
  • Delaware Senate race moved to Lean Democrat

    09/15/2010 12:20:35 AM PDT · by tlb · 103 replies
    Rothenberg ^ | September 14, 2010 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Christine O’Donnell’s upset over Cong Mike Castle in the GOP primary dramatically alters Republican prospects for November in Delaware. Castle had broad appeal, including to independents and even Democratic voters, while O’Donnell’s appeal is limited to tea party conservatives. Lacking an impressive resume and unlikely to garner significant national Republican support, O’Donnell clearly looks like an underdog against New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (D), who is suddenly transformed to the favorite in the general election. While tea party activists are jumping for joy at the primary results, it’s Democrats who will have the last laugh in Delaware. We’re moving...
  • Arizona Cops Not Happy With J.D. Hayworth Over Paul Babeu Comments (Attack backfired)

    07/22/2010 6:55:18 PM PDT · by tlb · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Jul. 22 2010 | James King
    J.D. Hayworth's criticism of John McCain over a TV ad featuring Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu seems to have backfired. Since calling on McCain to pull the ad because Babeu called in to a white-supremacist radio show -- apparently without knowing it was a show for racists -- Hayworth's now taking his lumps from Arizona lawmen defending the sheriff. This afternoon, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police put out a press release calling on Hayworth to retract his comments about Babeu and demanding an apology. "We're about to enforce SB1070, and the White House doesn't trust Arizona Peace Officers to...
  • J.D. Hayworth: ‘U.S. Never Formally Declared War On Hitler’s Germany’

    05/24/2010 8:33:35 PM PDT · by tlb · 112 replies · 2,369+ views
    Medialite ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Yesterday, brought us media pundits stumbling through basic citizenship questions, today brings us John McCain nemesis J.D. Hayworth stumbling through basic U.S. history questions…sort of. Hayworth is making some headlines for telling an audience member at local GOP gathering that technically speaking the U.S. never declared war in Nazi Germany. Cue collective gasp (and a lot of Texas textbook jokes). Here’s what he said in full in response to an audience member who remarked on how the U.S. no longer formally declares war in modern conflicts: I would also point out, that if we want to be sticklers, the war...
  • Hillary's Mexico Visit Blunders Ignored by Old Media

    03/29/2009 6:17:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies · 1,570+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 29, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    Thus far, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made two diplomatic blunders during her visit to Mexico that the U.S. Old Media are shockingly uninterested in highlighting. One was a policy blunder and the other a cultural/religious one. Clinton's first mistake was in imagining she is still a Senator that can make pronouncements on pending laws and policy plans instead of a mere envoy of the president, a mouth piece that hasn't the same freedom to invent policy prescriptions and laws that a Senator does. Last week, Clinton told Mexican officials that "we" -- as in the U.S. government...
  • obambi's two week report card

    02/28/2009 10:25:09 PM PST · by Sequoyah101 · 4 replies · 583+ views
    Self | 3-1-9 | Sequoyah101
    A buddy sent this. Not checked all of it but it sounds aobut right. OBAMA One Big A__ Mistake America “Americans grew tired of being thought to be stupid by the rest of the world, so they went to the polls and removed all doubt.” OBAMA’S TWO-WEEK RECAP 1, The American people elect a black president with a total of 42 days experience as a U S Senator from the most politically corrupt state in America whose governor is ousted from office. The President's first official act is to close Gitmo and make sure Terrorists civil rights are not violated....
  • NK Leader Makes Public Appearance: ABC Report (ABC now a NK State TV?)

    10/20/2008 10:30:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 605+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 10/21/08
    NK Leader Makes Public Appearance: ABC Report North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has made his first public appearance in nearly two months, U.S. broadcaster ABC reported Monday. ABC cited analysts who said the appearance is "aimed at quelling speculations about his health," according to Yonhap News. The report, however, did not elaborate on when and where Kim made the appearance. The South Korean government also declined to confirm the report, saying, ``Kim's public activity has not been detected recently.'' Reports have said he suffered a stroke and underwent brain surgery but North Korea denied the reports. In its report, ABC...
  • Barack Obama's big blunder

    09/14/2008 6:15:20 AM PDT · by lt.america · 107 replies · 632+ views
    Daily News ^ | Sept 14, 2008 | Michael Goodwin
    With top Dems fearing Barack Obama is in a hole, the Obama campaign has made a weird decision. It's going to dig that hole deeper, harder and faster. No more Mr. Nice Guy, Obama vows. He's going to really start hitting John McCain now. He's going to make voters understand that McCain equals four more years of George Bush.
  • Obama: Lipstick on a Pig (Did he just call Sarah Palin a pig and a stinky fish?)

    09/09/2008 3:36:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,565 replies · 3,561+ views
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Amie Parnes reports from Lebanon, VA: Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig." "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink." "We've had enough of the same old thing." The crowd apparently took the "lipstick" line as a reference to Palin, who described the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull in a single word: "lipstick."
  • Rookie plumber's $12m blunder [burned down a $12 million mansion]

    04/18/2007 12:44:22 PM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 455+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 4-18-2007 | staff writer
    A 17-YEAR -old rookie plumber has burned down a £5 million ($12 million) waterside mansion in southwest England, after a soldering task during his first day on the job went horribly wrong. The historic mansion in Kingswear, Devon, was undergoing a £2 million renovation when a fire ripped through the eight-bedroom house overnight.
  • Mitt’s Commie phrase sparks rage

    03/19/2007 10:28:03 PM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 86 replies · 1,630+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/20/2007 | Dave Wedge
    Cubans in Miami are steaming mad at former Gov. Mitt Romney for shooting his mouth off in stumbling Spanish, mispronouncing names and erroneously associating a notorious Fidel Castro-spewed Communist catch phrase with freedom fighters. Politicians in South Florida have lashed out at the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 presidential hopeful for describing the socialist saying “Patria o muerte, venceremos” as “inspiring” and for claimingthe phrase was swiped from liberty-seeking Cubans by leftist admirers of Castro. The phrase, which means “Fatherland or death, we shall overcome,” was bellowed as a political speech sign-off by the dictator for decades. At another point...
  • Pelosi comments draw White House ire (..."It's a tragedy. It's a stark blunder.")

    01/19/2007 12:51:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 2,921+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Lolita Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON - In a critique the White House labeled as "poisonous," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) charged Friday that President Bush is wading too deeply into Iraq and said it should not be "an obligation of the American people in perpetuity." Pelosi said Bush "has dug a hole so deep he can't even see the light on this. It's a tragedy. It's a stark blunder." White House spokeswoman Dana Perino retorted that Pelosi's comments were "poisonous," referring to the portion of Pelosi's statement that asserted Bush is rushing new troops there and betting that Congress won't cut...
  • Kerry-ing on may doom Dems

    11/01/2006 2:52:14 AM PST · by YaYa123 · 73 replies · 1,823+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1 November 2006 | MICHAEL McAULIFF
    WASHINGTON - Frustration over the prolonged Iraq conflict exploded onto the political scene yesterday as Republicans pounced on John Kerry for a botched joke and the Democrat slammed back at President Bush's "broken policy." With tensions escalating and the stakes high just a week before the midterm elections, the President led a GOP chorus demanding the Massachusetts senator apologize for a remark about how the uneducated "get stuck in Iraq." But a furious Kerry refused to back down, saying he would never apologize for taking on the President - and that the criticism against him was orchestrated by "assorted right-wing...
  • Benedict blunder shows he has failed to master media machine

    09/15/2006 3:04:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies · 2,816+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep 15 10:45 AM US/Eastern | Staff
    By unwittingly angering Muslims with his comments on Islam, Pope Benedict XVI has shown that he has yet to shake off his academic theological roots and master the global media machine with the same deftness as his predecessor. In clinging to theology and orthodoxy, the bookish Benedict has shown little regard for media management in getting his message across, unlike the communications-savvy John Paul II. Benedict railed Muslims when he quoted a 14th-century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Mohammed had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things, portraying the Islam he founded as a religion which endorses violence,...
  • Belgrade Burndown

    05/25/2006 11:10:15 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 23 replies · 943+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 24The 2006. | Mark Hosenball
    May 24, 2006 - As controversial CIA Director Porter Goss exits the agency, NEWSWEEK has discovered new details about a purge of top agency operatives shortly after Goss's arrival in 2004. A bitter secret feud over a Clinton-era counterintelligence case was apparently a major motivation behind the loss of those seasoned intelligence veterans, sources say. Gen. Michael Hayden, President Bush's nominee to replace Goss as CIA chief, has signaled that when he is confirmed by the Senate, probably later this week, he intends to appoint one of the principal victims of the feud, former CIA operations chief Stephen Kappes, as...
  • Blunder Cops in Report Cover-up (UK cops behind killing of innocent Brazilian migrant)

    01/30/2006 7:13:30 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 1 replies · 243+ views
    Scandal of faked Menezes evidence BLUNDER COPS IN REPORT COVER-UP By Ian Kirby UNDERCOVER police forged vital surveillance evidence to cover up a crucial blunder that led to innocent Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes being gunned down as a suspected Tube suicide bomber. A logbook detailing the electrician’s last movements was altered by Special Branch officers to try and hide the fact that they had wrongly identified him as a terror suspect before he was shot seven times in the head on Stockwell station Their deliberate cover-up meant the blame for de Menezes’ death would be pinned on Yard bosses...
  • Police blunder into sex game

    05/12/2005 7:14:14 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 63 replies · 2,154+ views
    annanova.com ^ | 5-12-05 | annanova
    Police trying to foil a kidnapping in Holland found they had instead blundered into an elaborate sex game. Passers-by called police after seeing a young blonde woman being bundled into the back of a van in Brunssum. Three men had roughly manhandled the struggling woman who was handcuffed, blindfolded, gagged and staggering on high heels in fishnet stockings. Police scrambled a helicopter, motorbikes and squad cars - 22 officers in all - and tracked the van to the city of Heerlen some 20 miles away. There was a dramatic chase which ended in a police road block and the men...
  • WHAT POLITICAL PRICE WILL REPUBLICANS PAY?

    03/24/2005 6:44:09 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 159 replies · 3,080+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 4/24/05 | Boortz
    was absolutely astounded yesterday when Florida Governor Jeb Bush held that press conference and talked about the State of Florida taking custody of Terri Schiavo. He presented to the media the opinion of a doctor that Terri Schiavo was not in a persistent vegetative state .. but rather just in some sort of a period of reduced consciousness. This doctor has never seen Terri Schiavo, except on videotape, and he's issuing findings that are completely at odds with doctors who have been personally examining Terri for many months. Think about this for a moment. Attending physicians conduct their examinations and...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Prince Harry's Nazi Blunder Burns Old Blighty

    01/14/2005 5:29:22 AM PST · by crushelits · 13 replies · 673+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Friday, January 14, 2005 | Glenn Frankel
    LONDON, Jan. 13 -- Now surely we've all faced this problem: We've been invited to a costume party at someone's country estate and nothing in the closet is quite right. What to wear? For Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, here's the answer that came to mind: dress up as a German soldier, complete with army uniform and Nazi armband. Unfortunately for Harry, a redheaded 20-year-old with an ever-expanding reputation for bad judgment, someone at the party Saturday night took his photograph and sold it to the Sun, Britain's most carnivorous tabloid. The result was splashed across...
  • CA: GAO says feds near blunder on courthouse or else

    12/21/2004 8:58:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 278+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 12/21/04 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON -- The new federal courthouse complex in downtown Los Angeles will cost $100 million more than expected and won't solve the headaches of working in separate buildings that judges, lawyers and employees have long complained about, according to a new government audit released Monday. The Government Accountability Office report got lots of agreement from those who had wanted a single large federal courthouse downtown to relieve overcrowding and improve efficiency. Congress rejected the single-building plan as too pricey, but GAO analysts said it actually would have cost taxpayers less money. "I just don't see how any Congress people can...
  • COLOR KERRY GONE

    09/04/2004 12:57:00 PM PDT · by forest · 95 replies · 4,226+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #315 ^ | 9-5-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Last week I suggested that the people Kerry hired to run his campaign were incompetent and/or probably do not want him to win. Most have strong Clinton loyalties. This week, we hear rumbles that heads are about to roll among the Kerry-Edwards campaign staff. Of course, there is no way I would believe Kerry reads my babble -- or would act on the information even if he did. But, I'll reiterate: Kerry couldn't be running a worse campaign if he tried. That's a problem for me, too, actually. Kerry is just too darn easy of a target. Look at it...
  • 9/11 Commissioner Lehman Reacts to Clinton-bin Laden Audio

    04/05/2004 5:08:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 227+ views
    News Max ^ | http://newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/4/5/181623.shtml | Carl Limbacher
    9/11 Commissioner, former Navy Secretary John Lehman said Monday that President Bill Clinton's decision not to accept Sudan's offer to extradite Osama bin Laden to the U.S. in 1996 was probably the biggest blunder of the war on terrorism. Reacting to NewsMax.com's audiotape of Mr. Clinton admitting he turned down the Sudanese, Sec. Lehman told radio host Sean Hannity, "[Clinton's comments offer] a very good insight into the overall policy during the Clinton administration, which was essentially dominated by lawyers [who treated bin Laden] as a law enforcement, not a foreign policy or a prevention issue." Asked if it was...
  • Lib Dems call for assisted suicide and for teenage right to see porn - act in porn

    03/21/2004 6:49:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies · 138+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 21, 2004 | Colin Brown, Political Editor
    The Liberal Democrats last night voted overwhelmingly to adopt legalising euthanasia as part of its official policy. The three-to-one vote at the party's spring conference in favour of making medically assisted suicide legal caused outrage last night. Lord Alton, a leading Lib Dem peer and a campaigner for the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC), condemned the policy as a "disaster" for the terminally ill, disabled and the medical profession. He warned: "The right to die will become the duty to die." The Rev Joanna Jepson, who is taking legal action in the High Court to stop...
  • Terry McAuliffe's High Stakes blunder

    02/11/2004 2:16:32 PM PST · by demlosers · 77 replies · 706+ views
    Cross talk ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2004 | Kevin McCullough
    <p>I have said it at least 200 times on my talk show heard in New York City, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island... John Kerry has picked a loser issue with challenging President Bush's National Guard service. Despite these obvious warnings John Kerry and Democratic Chairman Terry McAuliffe continue to play the stupidest hand of political poker I have witnessed in recent years. But should they continue to insist let's get the records out on the table...(as they already have been laid out in 1994 when President Bush ran for Governor of Texas, and in 2000 when he ran for President).</p>
  • BLUNDER DOCTOR FREED - guilty of manslaughter for giving fatal injection in teen's spine (Update)

    09/24/2003 6:50:01 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 346+ views
    Sky News ^ | 09/24/03 | Staff Writer
    A doctor guilty of manslaughter after a teenage cancer sufferer was mistakenly given a fatal injection in his spine has walked free from court. Dr Feda Mulhem admitted manslaughter after he ordered a junior colleague to administer the fatal treatment to Wayne Jowett, 18. Mr Jowett, 18, had been recovering from leukaemia and died a month after the drug was injected into his spine rather than a vein. Mulhem, from Leicester, was sentenced to a total of 18 months in prison for six charges, but allowed to walk free having already served 11 months on remand. Mulhem realised his mistake...
  • Revealed: How Israel Helped Idi Amin to Take Power (Did Israel Help an Anti-Semite Seize Power?)

    08/18/2003 3:59:39 PM PDT · by pinochet · 36 replies · 838+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | Aug 17, 2003 | Richard Dowden
    Revealed: How Israel helped Amin to take power 17 August 2003 When Radio Uganda announced at dawn on 25 January 1971 that Idi Amin was Uganda's new ruler, many people suspected that Britain had a hand in the coup. However, Foreign Office papers released last year point to a different conspirator: Israel. The first telegrams to London from the British High Commissioner in Kampala, Richard Slater, show a man shocked and bewildered by the coup. But he quickly turned to the man who he thought might know what was going on; Colonel Bar-Lev, the Israeli defence attaché. He found the...
  • Lott's Blunder Creates Opportunity for Bush

    12/17/2002 5:53:19 PM PST · by slimer · 40 replies · 214+ views
    News Max ^ | 12/16/2002 | John L. Perry
    Lott's Blunder Creates Opportunity for Bush John L. Perry Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 That grinding and shifting, groaning and popping of tectonic plates you feel and hear along the American political fault lines is good news, not bad. It is within that context that is to be found a valid reading of the saga of Mississippi’s Republican Sen. Trent Lott, a comparatively minor incident in the broader sweep of history, yet a major harbinger of far larger things to come. The fortunes of the embattled Republican leader in the Senate (at least for the nonce) is but the most recent...
  • Blunder, Mishap And Farce In Hunt For Sniper

    10/21/2002 7:36:55 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 377+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 10-22-2002 | Suzanne Goldberg/Jon Henley
    Blunder, mishap and farce in hunt for sniper Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington and Jon Henley in Paris Tuesday October 22, 2002 The Guardian The hunt for the roving sniper of the suburbs descended from high drama to fiasco yesterday with police begging the killer to ring in again because they had not heard him properly the first time. The appeal brought a dismal end to a day that began with a swoop on two men by swat teams in bulletproof vests that was televised live. Hours later, it transpired, the men detained were illegal workers from Central America who had...