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  • Day 34 - Decoding Sarah Palin

    10/01/2008 3:02:36 PM PDT · by · 4 replies · 591+ views ^ | October 1, 2008 | Mike Allen
    FLORIDA: Obama 51 – McCain 43 post-debate OHIO: Obama 50 – McCain 42 post-debate PENNSYLVANIA: Obama 54 – McCain 39 post-debate McCain pushback on Florida polls: “Our polling shows us up 7. My guess is they over sampled blacks and under sampled Cubans. McCain pushback on Q-polls: “These polls are laughable. We hope Obama thinks they’re true. The national tracking is clear: Some polls have us down 2 percent, some 4, some as high as 6. How could you have national numbers like that, but have those kinds of numbers in three of the largest, most competitive states in the...
  • Main Street America angry over credit crisis (Guy doesn't have enough to buy bigger truck)

    09/30/2008 3:00:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 35 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:20pm EDT | By Andrea Hopkins
    Auto salesman Ryan Thomas is watching the credit crisis hit Main Street America. On Monday, as Congress rejected a bailout plan and stock markets plummeted, Thomas had to turn away a customer with $3,000 in his hand who wanted to buy a new vehicle. "He wanted to get into a bigger truck for his job, he was a union worker," Thomas said. But the man still owed money on the vehicle he was trading in, so his loan request was denied. "He didn't have enough money down. He would have needed about $5,500 down and he had $3,000. A year...
  • Palin & Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians

    09/01/2008 9:10:24 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 12 replies · 235+ views
    Various ^ | September 1, 2008 | RogerD
    Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland. Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska. FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York. Theodore Roosevelt spent some time in the New York State Assembly(?), two years as Governor of...
  • Junk Mail Produces as Much CO2 as 7 States Combined (This is Hugh!)

    08/09/2008 3:00:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies · 136+ views
    Daily Green ^ | Aug. 8, 2008 | Dan Shapely
    How to Stop the Flood of Catalogs (and Help Save the Climate) A report by the group ForestEthics estimates that destroying forests to make paper for junk mail releases as much greenhouse gas pollution as 9 million cars. Another way to look at it: Junk mail produces as much pollution as seven U.S. states combined, or as much as heating 13 million homes each winter. While the estimates may or may not be accurate, the point is indisputable: Junk mail is a waste. (To most people, it's an annoying part of the trip to the mailbox, anyway.) Not convinced? NASA...
  • Bush climate action now? "Bogus": Schwarzenegger

    07/13/2008 1:58:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/08 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sunday the Bush administration did not believe it should do anything about global warming and that any last-minute action before leaving office would be "bogus." Schwarzenegger, a Republican whose state has pushed unsuccessfully for federal permission to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, said on ABC's "This Week" that any move at this point against climate change would lack sincerity. "If they would have done something this year, I would have thought it was bogus anyway," he said. "You don't really have an effect by doing something six months before you...
  • Iran's Photoshopped Missile Launch

    07/09/2008 6:44:27 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 323 replies · 6,768+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 7-9-08 | Charles Johnson, hat tip webs87
    At least one of the photographs released today by Iran and published by an unquestioning Western media has been Photoshopped:
  • TSU student jailed on bogus Wal-Mart forgery charge (Walmart rejects legit Walmart money orders)

    06/12/2008 8:36:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 97+ views
    KHOU ^ | 6/11/08 | Jeremy Desel
    HOUSTON -- A college student’s trip to Wal-Mart last month ended with her in handcuffs and a two-day stay in the Harris County jail. Nitra Gipson was charged with felony forgery after the Meyer Park Wal-Mart manager accused her of passing bogus money orders. Thing is, the money orders were legit and had been purchased at Wal-Mart to begin with. The cash-strapped college student had just sold her car to pay for her last two semesters at Texas Southern University, where she is studying criminal justice. She was paid with Wal-Mart money orders, which the giant retailer advertises as “good...
  • What's the best election prediction site out there?

    06/03/2008 4:51:34 PM PDT · by TruRed · 32 replies · 623+ views
    There have been many sites crop up recently that claim to predict what will happen in November. My favorite since 2004 - and I think the most accurate - has been Election Projection. They predicted the 2004 race between Bush and Kerry to within 3 EVs of the actual result and got every Senate race right in 2006. Anyone out there agree? Disagree? Discuss...
  • 1992-Clinton Staffer Kantor Calls Hoosiers "Worthless White Ni**ers" ON TAPE! Posted To YOUTUBE!

    05/02/2008 7:16:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 289 replies · 512+ views
    ME | 5-2-08 | TCRLAF
    This one is EXPLOSIVE, folks! MUST SEE VIDEO! (Before it gets deleted from Youtube, anyway!) A KOS'r has posted a video on Youtube in which Stephanapolis, Carville, and Mickey Kantor are discussing Polling numbers from Indiana, when Kantor walks up and says: "Those people don't matter." (then whispers loud enough for the camera to hear) "How would you like to be... A worthless White Nigger?" OMG!!! The ARROGANCE of these people!!!
  • County Sheriff Can Bust Big Bro

    05/01/2008 7:34:43 AM PDT · by Born In America · 31 replies · 348+ views
    Keene Free Press ^ | February 16, 2007 | Dave Ribinson
    The duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county. He has law enforcement powers that exceed that of any other state or federal official. This is settled law that most people are not aware of. County sheriffs in Wyoming have scored a big one for the 10th Amendment and states rights. The sheriffs slapped a federal intrusion upside the head and are insisting that all federal law enforcement officers and personnel from federal regulatory agencies must clear all their activity in a Wyoming County with the Sheriff’s Office. Deja vu for those who...

    03/10/2008 1:28:48 PM PDT · by milwguy · 51 replies · 1,833+ views
    Vanity | 3/10/2008 | milwguy
    Eliot Spitzer today decried the use of government wiretaps. According to Spitzer, the Bush Administration is using the FISA Law to entrap honest Governors like himself. "I told you this would happen if you let the Bush Administration tap people's phones". "They say they are looking for Al_Qaeda, but they are really targeting their political opponents under the guise of the war on terror" he said. Spitzer further went on to criticize the government for preventing people from making a living. "Those ladies have bills to pay" he explained. "Some of them aren't as incredibly smart as I am, so...
  • How broadcast journalism is flawed (devastating critique)

    02/14/2008 8:25:35 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 9 replies · 229+ views
    Skeptic Magazine ^ | 2-13-08 | Steve Salerno
    We think we know Big Journalism’s faults by its much ballyhooed lapses — its scandals, gaffes, and breakdowns — as well as by a recent spate of insider tell-alls. When Dan Rather goes public with a sensational expose based on bogus documents; when the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrongly labels Richard Jewell the Olympic Park bomber; when Dateline resorts to rigging explosive charges to the gas tanks of “unsafe” trucks that, in Dateline’s prior tests, stubbornly refused to explode on their own; when the New York Times’ Jayson Blair scoops other reporters working the same story by quoting sources who don’t...
  • CA: Another charge over politician's bogus Medal of Honor claim (Stolen Valor Act violation)

    01/14/2008 1:00:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 237+ views
    Federal prosecutors say an additional charge is being filed against a Pomona water board member who allegedly lied about being a Medal of Honor recipient. Xavier Alvarez, one of seven elected members on the Claremont-based Three Valleys Municipal Water District board, allegedly made the claim during a public meeting last summer. The 49-year-old Alvarez, who now admits he never served in the military, was charged with a misdemeanor in September for violating the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. Federal prosecutor Craig Missakian says records of a second meeting show Alvarez making the medal claim while soliciting an endorsement when he...
  • S.C. Republicans Get Bogus Romney Card

    12/30/2007 8:14:19 AM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 170+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 30, 2007 | By JIM DAVENPORT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Many South Carolina Republicans got a bogus holiday greeting card this week, purported to be from White House hopeful Mitt Romney, that cites some controversial passages of the Book of Mormon. "We wish you and your family a happy holiday season and a joyful New Year. The Romney family," the card says. The last page features a photograph of a temple above a box that says "Paid For By The Boston Massachusetts Temple." Romney's campaign said it had nothing to do with the cards, postmarked Thursday from Columbia with a 41-cent stamp, and Boston Temple President Ken...
  • GWU Student's Swastika Claim Unravels (Hate Crime Hoax)

    11/06/2007 12:55:43 PM PST · by khnyny · 36 replies · 413+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2007 | Valerie Strauss
    A George Washington University student who told school officials that someone had drawn swastikas on her dormitory room door was responsible for the incidents, a university spokeswoman said yesterday.
  • New federal immigration policy holds employers accountable (and it’s about time)

    08/14/2007 6:36:34 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 37 replies · 960+ views
    Vindu View ^ | August 13th, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Vindu Goel
    The conservative opposition that helped doom the comprehensive immigration reform bill in June largely boiled down to one issue: how could the U.S. government legalize the status of millions of undocumented workers when it’s doing such a lousy job of enforcing existing laws to discourage illegal immigration in the first place? In other words, enforcement first, amnesty second. Well, President Bush, duly chastened by the defeat of the bill, is listening to his voter base. On Friday, the administration announced a 26-point plan to boost enforcement of existing immigration laws. The measures range from more border guards to streamlined regulations...
  • See Bush get his watch lifted video link

    06/12/2007 2:32:11 PM PDT · by jbwbubba · 35 replies · 1,645+ views
    Here is a link for a video that appears to show Bush's watch disappearing, while he is shaking hands in the crowd. Its a foreign site.
  • Faker alerts National Weather Service to bogus weather reports

    06/12/2007 8:50:53 AM PDT · by P-40 · 32 replies · 1,020+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/12/2007 | AP
    MILWAUKEE -- Someone has been submitting fictional reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service, causing unnecessary alerts and frightening people. The areas affected have included Milwaukee; La Crosse, Wis.; Chicago; and Lincoln, said Tom Schwein, chief of the National Weather Service's systems and facilities division for the central region in Kansas City, Mo. The person started sending reports in mid-April through an online form on the service's Web site. "We've been detecting a regular pattern of a person who has been submitting false severe weather reports that are constructed in a way that seem very realistic," Schwein said....
  • Hillary Clinton to Explain Why She's on DC Madam's List

    05/02/2007 8:54:11 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 1,360+ views ^ | 05-02-2007 | Phil Maggitti
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has scheduled a press for tomorrow morning at which she is expected to explain why her name appears on the client list of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the notorious DC madam. Ms. Clinton hastily called the press conference today after The Drudge Report had claimed that her name, along with the names of prominent lesbians Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres, and Melissa Etheridge—and suspected lesbian Oprah Winfrey—will be mentioned when Ms. Palfrey's ten-thousand-name list is read on a special three-hour edition of The View this Friday.
  • Not Easy Being Green

    03/22/2007 7:03:58 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 53 replies · 1,198+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 22 Mar 2007 | Staff
    Environment: Feeling a bit smug about owning that hybrid? Better rein in that contempt for those who still drive primitive conventional cars. It seems that a Hummer is more ecologically friendly than a Prius. Yes, the Hummer will burn much more gasoline and discharge more emissions than a Toyota Prius driven the same distance. But a car's ecological footprint — if we may twist an environmentalist phrase — is more than just fuel mileage.