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  • Pope Francis excommunicates pro-gay marriage priest. He's not the liberal the media wants

    09/23/2013 4:42:54 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 23, 2013 | Tim Stanley
    From all of last week's headlines saying that the Pope wants to forget this nonsense about abortion and gays, you'd imagine that Germaine Greer had been elected to run the Catholic Church. Actually what the Pope was saying was that he wants the Church to talk more about what it's for than what it's against. But that doesn't mean it won't still be against those things that contradict its teachings and traditions. Just ask Greg Reynolds of Melbourne – a priest who appears to have been both defrocked and excommunicated because of his radical views on women clergy and gay...
  • Melbourne Priest Greg Reynolds Defrocked And Excommunicated By The Vatican (Gaystuff, Priestesses)

    09/23/2013 2:25:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 38 replies
    Internrtional BUsiness Times (AU) ^ | September 23, 2013 | Anne Lu
    Melbourne priest Greg Reynolds has not only been defrocked, but also excommunicated by the Catholic Church over his support for women priests and homosexuals. The order came directly from Vatican under the authority of Pope Francis, who just recently said that the Church focuses too much on gays and abortion. Fr. Greg Reynolds, inclusive congregation, and dog Mr Reynolds resigned as a parish priest in 2011, and has founded Inclusive Catholics in 2012. He said that although he was expecting to be laicised or defrocked for his views on ordination of women and homosexuality, he didn't know he was to...
  • As convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky runs risk of being sexually assaulted in prison

    10/09/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10,9,2012 | AP
    Because of who he is and what he’s done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week. With thousands of inmates raped behind bars in the U.S. each year, statistics compiled by the federal government show that sex offenders are roughly two to four times more likely than other inmates to fall victim. Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach, will be sentenced Tuesday for sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky is likely to spend...
  • Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race

    03/15/2012 11:07:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 15, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race By NBC's Alex Moe PALATINE, Ill. – Hours after finishing a disappointing second place in both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Newt Gingrich marched his campaign onward, vowing he is “staying in the race.” Campaigning in Illinois on Wednesday, Gingrich made little mention of the two contests he had hoped to win in the South. He instead focused his speeches on the big ideas that drive his campaign, explaining that many people just don’t understand what needs to be done to help change the country. “The thing I find...
  • Newt Gingrich: No One Understands Me

    03/15/2012 11:22:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 03/15/2012 | By Sarah Huisenga
    PALATINE, Ill.--Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on late Wednesday expressed frustration with both the news media and the Republican establishment for failing to understand his “large ideas” for transforming American politics. As calls for Gingrich to bow out of the race grew louder after his second-place finishes in Mississippi and Alabama--two states he said he had a chance to win--the candidate seemed to be in low spirits and offered a grumpy analysis of the state of the GOP primary to a crowd that gathered for a Lincoln Day dinner in this northwestern suburb of Chicago. “The thing I find most disheartening...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's budget scene scripted down to who could attend (Democrats whine)

    05/27/2011 3:07:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 27, 2011 | Aaron Sharockman
    THE VILLAGES — Each detail of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's first budget signing was painstakingly considered. From the location ­— a conservative retirement community in Central Florida — to the mini-red "veto" Sharpie pens Scott handed out as keepsakes. From the music that would announce Scott's arrival to the stage, to, it turns out, who could be there. At the urging of Scott officials, Sumter County sheriff's deputies escorted a group of more than a dozen Democrats — mainly retirees who live in The Villages — from Thursday's event at the town square. The reason? The $69 billion state budget...
  • Ed Rendell and Wife Separate

    02/08/2011 3:16:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | February 7, 2011 | Amie Parnes
    Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and his wife of 40 years are calling it quits. In an e-mail sent out to friends on Monday, Rendell and wife, Judge Marjorie "Midge" Rendell, said that they will be "living separately.” The couple recently moved out of the governor's mansion in Harrisburg. "Dear friends, we wanted to let you know that we have decided to embark upon the next phase of our lives by living separately," the e-mail said, according to philly.com. "This has been a difficult decision, but we both believe it is the right thing to do. Our parting is amicable,...
  • 2010-11 bowl schedule (BCS Championship Auburn vs. Oregon)

    12/05/2010 6:19:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 94 replies · 4+ views
    Capital One Alabama vs. Michigan State Orlando, Fla. Florida Citrus Bowl Jan. 1 1 p.m. ESPN Gator Bowl Mississippi State vs. Michigan Jacksonville, Fla. Municipal Stadium Jan. 1 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO Wisconsin vs. TCU Pasadena, Calif. Rose Bowl Jan. 1 5 p.m. ESPN Tostitos Fiesta Connecticut vs. Oklahoma Glendale, Ariz. U. of Phoenix Stadium Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3D Discover Orange Stanford vs. Virginia Tech Miami Sun Life Stadium Jan. 3 8:30 p.m. ESPN Allstate Sugar Ohio State vs. Arkansas New Orleans Louisiana Superdome Jan. 4 8:30 p.m. ESPN GoDaddy.com Middle Tennessee vs. Miami...
  • White House Insider: Obama Battling Severe Depression

    09/29/2010 9:11:32 PM PDT · by Callahan · 171 replies · 2+ views
    NewsFlavor ^ | 9/27/2010 | Ulsterman
    So you state that President Obama is depressed?  How did you come by this information?  From a direct source still working within the White House on a daily basis.  As I had stated previously, tensions at the White House have reached a critical stage.  The infighting among staff is off the charts.  More recently, the president has increasingly withdrawn emotionally from the day to day demands of his job – he has become what was described to me as “empty”.  Empty?  That is correct – empty.  ....   But still…(interrupting) I would also add what you well know.  I have...
  • Rahm Emanuel Sheds Tear at Kotel

    05/27/2010 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 882+ views
    inn ^ | 5/27/10 | Gil Ronen
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was photographed as he appeared to shed a tear at the Kotel (Western Wall) Thursday (see photos below). President Shimon Peres hosted Emanuel with his wife Amy and their children, Zach (13), Ilana (11) and Leah (10) in the Presidential Residence Thursday. Peres gave presents to Emanuel's wife and children and taught Zach, who is in Israel to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, a lesson about the weekly Torah portion.
  • Why so series?...hugh?

    01/11/2010 7:00:31 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 69 replies · 1,760+ views
    Free Republic | today | me
    "bandwidththief; bloggymcblogger; blogpimp; blogselfpromo; blogspam; checkoutmyblog; comeseemyblog; didjareadmyblog; ihaveablog; iminteresting; listentome; lookatme; payattentiontome; pimpmyblog; readme; readmyblog; readmyramblings; trollingforhits" ? NO HARM NO FOUL NO FREEPERHATE. :)
  • 8 years later, 9/11 still no ordinary day for US Muslims who fear anniversary backlash

    09/10/2009 4:16:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 74 replies · 2,868+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/10/09 | RACHEL ZOLL , Associated Press
    There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults. Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer. Mosques become a refuge. Eight years after 9/11, many U.S. Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks. Yes, the sting has lessened. For the younger generation of Muslims, the tragedy can even seem like a distant memory. "Time marches on," said Souha Azmeh Al-Samkari, a 22-year-old student at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Yet, many American Muslims say Sept. 11 will never be routine, no matter how many anniversaries have passed.
  • Teen Murderer Says Jail Is Too Hard, Appeals Sentence

    12/04/2006 3:34:17 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 134 replies · 4,899+ views
    WFTV-TV 9 ^ | December 4, 2006 | WFTV
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of the teenagers responsible for beating a Holly Hill homeless man to death asked a judge to reduce his 22-year prison sentence Monday. Warren Messner and three other teens pled guilty to killing the man because they were bored, but Messner said prison is too hard. Messner is a big boy. He was 15 at the time he was brought into the woods to see the homeless man his friends had been beating. Even at that young age, he outweighed the victim, Michael Roberts, by 200 pounds when he jumped on his chest, crushing his...
  • [Schadenfreude] More On The Coal In The Stocking

    06/13/2006 12:10:35 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 54 replies · 711+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | 2006.06.13 | Rand Simberg
    The black crepe is out at [the Daily] Kos...I don't think I've ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago. She just couldn't understand why the President would be going to Iraq when so many things are wrong in this country. "Doesn’t Mr. Bush care about us anymore?" she asked pitifully. I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why the President seems to be abandoning his country. "Honey, I think his boss, Mr. Rove,...
  • NFL should feel embarrassed

    SEATTLE - And now a word about the officiating in Super Bowl XL. Two words actually. It stunk. The interference call, a push-off on Darrell Jackson that cost the Seahawks a first-quarter touchdown, was hideous. If former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin hadn't been allowed to use his arm to get separation the innocent way Jackson did in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, Irvin would have caught maybe 20 balls in his career. And the fourth-quarter holding call on right tackle Sean Locklear that nullified a spectacular catch by tight end Jerramy Stevens at the Pittsburgh 1-yard line was equally egregious.
  • Refs were far from Super in this one

    02/06/2006 6:50:28 AM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 237 replies · 3,122+ views
    msn sports ^ | 2.06.2006 | Kevin Hench / FOXSports.com
    This is the space where I get to crow about the frightening precision of my Super Bowl prediction. Where I get to remind everyone that I guaranteed the Steelers would win the title after they beat the Colts. That they were the only championship-caliber team among the final four. That they would dismantle the Broncos in Denver and waylay whomever the NFC sent at them.snip I've never felt so empty being right. I feel dirty. I wish I'd been wrong. The Steelers did not deserve to win this game. They were not the better team. O'Connor was right. Seattle was...
  • MALL DISPLAY MAKES FUN OF AARON BROUSSARD

    11/29/2005 8:20:53 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 63 replies · 4,847+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | 11/29/2005 | Chad Rogers
    A Louisiana shopping mall is featuring an unusual train exhibit, The Pelican Has learned. The above picture depicts the St. Bernard parish pump station, derisively referred to here as "Broussard Pump Station," named after the parish president Aaron Broussard. We are told that the photo is indeed authentic. As indicated by press reports, parish president Aaron Broussard took quite some flak for evacuating the station. Some people felt that if the stations had not been evacuated soon, there would not have been so much destruction... The mall display in the photo above seems to indirectly poke fun at Broussard.
  • Suit: Broussard 'breached' duty

    10/18/2005 4:30:12 AM PDT · by abb · 20 replies · 695+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Paul Purpura
    Plaintiffs say parish violated pump policy Tuesday, October 18, 2005 By Paul Purpura West Bank bureau Jefferson Parish residents are suing Parish President Aaron Broussard and the parish, claiming their east bank homes flooded after drainage pump operators were sent out of town before Hurricane Katrina hit. Broussard and the parish "owed a duty to operate the drainage pumps" and "breached that duty by failing to man and operate" them, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna. The plaintiffs, who are seeking class-action status, want unspecified damages and want the case to be...
  • After losing 880,000 jobs to NAFTA, we're back for more

    07/23/2005 9:37:00 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 201 replies · 2,765+ views
    The Springfield News ^ | Jul 22, 2005 | Peter DeFazio
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Proponents of so-called "free" trade agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which I opposed, have long promised endless riches for U.S. workers, farmers, businesses and economy. They've been wrong on all counts. Failed U.S. trade policies have led to the export of millions of high-paying American jobs; decline in U.S. living standards; soaring trade deficits; and a significant erosion of U.S. sovereignty to international trade bureaucrats. Despite this unbroken record of failure, the House is expected to vote before August on an agreement the Bush administration negotiated to...
  • Let's Have This Fight (Lib Shill Whines, Snivels re: Prospect of a More Conservative Supreme Court)

    07/09/2005 2:47:15 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 25 replies · 1,014+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/09/2005 | E. J. "It's Not Faaaaiiiir!" Dionne
    Should a temporary majority of 50.7 percent have control over the entire United States government? Should 49.3 percent of Americans have no influence over the nation's trajectory for the next generation?
  • IBM to hire 14,000 in India

    06/24/2005 9:54:36 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 77 replies · 1,274+ views
    Sify ^ | 24 June , 2005,
    US tech giant IBM plans to increase its payroll in India this year by 14,000 workers, even as it cuts 13,000 jobs in Europe and the United States, a labor group said on Friday. The shift, first reported by The New York Times, highlights the transfer of some skilled jobs to low-wage countries such as India by a number of companies including IBM, the world's largest information technology company. The moves in India were indicated in what was claimed to be an internal company document posted on the website of the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, of Washtech, which seeks...
  • Hindu Mob Attacks U.S. Missionaries in Bombay

    06/13/2005 6:49:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 52 replies · 1,431+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 6/13/2005 | n/a
    Hindu mob attacks U.S. missionaries in Bombay BOMBAY (Reuters) - Angry Hindu youths beat three American missionaries and tried to kidnap one as they held a bible studies class in Bombay, police said on Monday. About 30 or 40 men attacked the three, part of a group of eight, on Saturday night because they thought the missionaries were trying to convert Hindus in the Indian financial capital. The three were treated for bruises and cuts at a hospital but were not seriously injured, police said. "While this kind of attack is rare in Bombay, the police must take serious action...
  • Dean vs. GOP? Neither cares about America

    06/11/2005 2:42:31 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 58 replies · 1,300+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | June 11, 2005 | Kyle Williams
    Dean vs. GOP? Neither cares about America Posted: June 11, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com The initial news this month about DNC Chairman Howard Dean was his pathetic job at raising money for the party. While the millions the Democrats raised weren't bad, they were a ways behind the GOP in the first quarter. The second and more controversial bit of news from the Dean camp was his now-infamous statement about the Republican Party: "The Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people. They're a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same, and they all look the same....
  • Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister - (says we should feel sorry for Mohammed Atta; so "tragic!")

    05/25/2005 7:58:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,539+ views
    DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL.COM ^ | MAY 25, 2005 | DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL
    Ann Coulter says Katie Couric is “the affable Ava Braun” of daytime TV. But Couric’s got nothing on Oprah Winfrey. Oprah is the affable Joseph Goebbels of daytime talk . . . of chick magazines . . . of Oprah seminars—and every other medium in which the self-anointed high priestess of the religion of Oprah has her hands. Through all of these, Oprah preaches “how to be your best self” and “live your best life.” Unfortunately, a predilection for radical Islam and excusing terrorists is a prominent element of Oprah’s “best self.” Cheating husbands don’t get off as easy as...
  • France's Indian Airbus Overreaction Causes Other Trouble

    05/18/2005 12:01:38 AM PDT · by iso · 18 replies · 814+ views
    France's Indian Airbus Overreaction Causes Other Trouble Posted online: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 0000 hours IST NEW DELHI, MAY 17: The first victim of Airbus Industrie losing out to Boeing on Air-India’s recent Rs 30,000-crore deal may be none other than the much-delayed $1.8-billion deal to acquire French Scorpene submarines. BrideGroom 18-2526-3031-3536-4546-5099-50 The government, which was expected to clear the deal earlier this month for the Indian Navy, now seems to have put it off for some more time. Defence minister Pranab Mukherjee told FE, "There are some problems in the Scorpene deal and we are looking into them."...
  • GOV. JEB BUSH INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS SATURDAY AT 4:00 PM EST

    04/30/2005 11:03:31 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 107 replies · 2,491+ views
    Fox News Channel | April 30, 2005 | floriduh voter
    ALERT: FLORIDA GOV. JEB BUSH WILL BE ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL TODAY AT 4:00 PM EST. I wonder if he's going to be asked questions about Terri Schiavo! If so, it's about time.
  • Theresa Marie Schindler... May Daily Thread 2005 CALL TO ACTION: Our Fight for Justice Continues

    04/03/2005 5:19:05 PM PDT · by floriduh voter · 2,530 replies · 32,840+ views
    Various Sources ^ | April 3, 2005 | floriduh voter
    Freeper friends, Terri's Memorial Service is this coming Tuesday night in Gulfport, Florida. Please check and see if www.baynews9.com will carry it on the internet. I'm still sad and in disbelief that the rescue fell apart. It was on it's way. We were waiting there for ambulances but instead two Sheriff's cruisers arrived. There's much work to do. There are many work groups here carrying on for Terri. The April Daily Thread as before will be a meeting place, a news digest and even in the midst of sorrow, a place to make friends. I want to thank everyone who...
  • I Will Never Forgive Them For Terri. Never. (The hell with forgiveness and finding common ground.)

    03/31/2005 7:49:04 AM PST · by John Robertson · 244 replies · 3,959+ views
    Self | 3.31.05 | JohnRobertson
    A very good Freeper has another thread going on right now, called "Let's End the Rancor." I started to respond, and realized...my RANCOR ain't going away any time soon. So.... NO! I will never forgive them. I will never forgive the death cabal that forsook common decency and Judeo-Christian principles, and made a Never-give-in stand just to give those who embrace life grief, tension and tortured, sleepless nights.
  • Disappointment over pope: 'They have taken my Lord'

    04/30/2005 6:13:13 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 81 replies · 1,283+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 30, 2005 | Lalor Cadley
    I was strolling through the St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop when the news came over the television that a new pope had been chosen. I felt a chill go through me and followed an urge to leave the store before his name was announced. My reaction surprised me. It had been years since I'd felt bound by what came down from Rome, yet clearly what happened there still mattered to me. Hours later, when I heard the news that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had been chosen, my heart sank. Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was the head of the Congregation...
  • The Stupid Party

    04/20/2005 8:19:44 PM PDT · by pwatson · 22 replies · 299+ views
    4-20-05 | self
    Ok, I have had it. These Republican RINO turn coat Democrat Liberals are worse than Hillary. They are destroying all our chances to get Judges, to reform the UN, to stop world Socialism to save the Republic, to promote Freedom, in short the Republican Agenda. Will someone tell the Republican Party to go down to the local GAY bar and get some Cross Dressing Men to run for office. At least they would have more balls than these RHINO turn coats like McCain.
  • For Every Story, An Online Epilogue

    04/18/2005 5:40:25 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 26 replies · 691+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    The growing tide of personal attacks by bloggers and e-mailers "can make you really paranoid," says New York Times reporter Adam Nagourney. ABC's Linda Douglass says she has "learned that I have not just critics but people who seem to hate me that I don't even know about." "It's very nasty and personal and scatological," says Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank
  • Democrats Demand Bush Halt Attacks on Their Senate Leader

    02/10/2005 2:38:00 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 279 replies · 9,814+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 10, 2005 | David Espo
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats demanded Thursday that President Bush order a halt to personal attacks on the party's leader, Sen. Harry Reid, and expressed regret they had failed to mount a stronger defense for his defeated predecessor. "This is a new Democratic party," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said at a news conference called to release a letter telling Bush to muzzle his "political operatives." "...It says to the president, 'you will not intimidate us'," added Schumer, who likened the attacks on Reid to political knee-cappings. The letter itself was written in milder terms. "We urge you to keep your...
  • Guantanamo translator describes how female interrogators used sexual tactics to weaken Muslim...

    01/27/2005 12:36:23 PM PST · by SmithL · 102 replies · 3,555+ views
    AP ^ | 1/27/5 | PAISLEY DODDS
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Female interrogators tried to break Muslim detainees at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay by sexual touching, wearing a miniskirt and thong underwear and in one case smearing a Saudi man's face with fake menstrual blood, according to an insider's written account. A draft manuscript obtained by The Associated Press is classified as secret pending a Pentagon review for a planned book that details ways the U.S. military used women as part of tougher physical and psychological interrogation tactics to get terror suspects to talk. It's the most revealing account so far of interrogations...
  • Jailed "Brinks Radical" Wants Freedom

    01/24/2005 1:48:44 PM PST · by Rodney King · 14 replies · 658+ views
    1010 Wins ^ | today | staff
    1010 WINS) NEW YORK A former radical serving 75 years in prison for the deadly 1981 robbery of a Brinks armored truck has asked to be released from prison. She claims she was not given proper legal representation. 55-year-old Judith Clark filed a petition for habeas corpus yesterday in Federal District Court in Manhattan. Clark argues that the judge at her 1983 state trial violated the constitution when he granted Clark's request to serve as her own lawyer. Clark was convicted of three counts of second-degree murder in the 1981 armed robbery, in which a guard and two policemen were...
  • Writer Urging Inauguration Day Boycott

    01/11/2005 7:59:11 AM PST · by Clear Rivers · 48 replies · 771+ views
    Iwon News ^ | January 11,2005 | ADRIENNE SCHWISOW
    David Livingstone, 41, of Hazel Park, shows the home page to his Web site on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2005, in Detroit. Livingstone is trying to spread the word about an economic boycott he'll participate in during the presidential inauguration on Thursday, Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Jerry S. Mendoza By ADRIENNE SCHWISOW DETROIT (AP) - David Livingstone says the idea behind the economic boycott he's organizing is simple: If people don't show up at work or buy things, companies lose money. As he sees it, that's money the Bush administration can't tax, and can't use to run the war in Iraq,...
  • Pre-election expectations fail to materialize at polls

    11/07/2004 3:57:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 2,333+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2004 | Vicki Haddock, Insight Staff Writer
    This was supposed to be the presidential election in which those hip souls who dwell in the cybersphere would revolutionize politics, and a gargantuan army of draft-wary young people would really rock the vote. These and other axioms were embraced by many as articles of faith going into Election 2004. Hopeful Democrats also believed that President Bush would find reelection impossible because so many Americans disapproved of his performance, thought the country was headed in exactly the wrong direction, and knew they were worse off in almost every imaginable way than they were four years ago. Bush's opposition was convinced...
  • DU prepares it's members for an inevitable Bush Victory.

    10/31/2004 8:52:34 AM PST · by streetpreacher · 16 replies · 658+ views
    DU ^ | October 31, 2004 | Me
    Special Note for Kerry-Hating Fellow Liberals Who Can't Wait to Say "I Told You So" if Kerry Loses the Election Don't do it. You've been warned. If Kerry loses, there will be plenty of time later for everyone to discuss what happened. But please don't start with the "I told you so" stuff immediately after the polls close, because you'll probably get banned. Most members of this message board are going to be devastated if we lose. We will be coming to DU for comfort and support; the last thing we want to hear is a patronizing speech from some...
  • Rocker pondered suicide [Townshend KNEW FBI was monitoring porn site when he accessed it]

    12/29/2003 12:37:14 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 36 replies · 103+ views
    The Sun ^ | December 29, 2003 | MARK BOWNESS
    Rocker pondered suicide Arrested ... Townshend By MARK BOWNESS ROCK superstar Pete Townshend has revealed that he considered suicide after his arrest for viewing child porn on the internet. The Who guitarist, 57, said: “If I’d had a gun I would have shot myself. But I think if I had, it would have been f***ing awful because it would have confirmed what everybody thought.” Townshend was arrested last January as part of Scotland Yard’s Operation Ore swoop on paedophiles after using his credit card to access an American child porn site. In an interview this weekend, he said he...
  • Democrat to leave N.M., return to Houston -- again(Lettucehead Van de Puttputt is screaming!)

    09/02/2003 3:44:34 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 19 replies · 589+ views
    The unreliable Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/2/03 | ARMANDO VILLAFRANCA and R.G. RATCLIFFE
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- State Sen. John Whitmire said he is returning to Houston tonight in a move that could potentially end the holdout of Texas Democratic senators who fled Austin on July 28 to stop a vote on congressional redistricting. Whitmire, who had not even unpacked his bags after returning today from Houston where he spent the Labor Day weekend, said his decision to return to Houston was not well-received by his fellow Democrats. "There were varying degrees of disappointment is all I can say," he said. "The bottom line is that, redistricting is real important but there are other...
  • Democrats Frustrated by Bush's Ongoing Popularity

    05/15/2003 9:42:38 PM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 40 replies · 364+ views
    Fresno Bee.Com / AP ^ | 5/15/02 | RON FOURNIER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Jennifer Mann flipped from channel to channel for the latest news about the terrorist bombings in Saudi Arabia, an exercise in frustration for the Democratic state legislator from Pennsylvania.</p> <p>"Everywhere I turned, there was President Bush," she said with a sigh.</p>
  • French Jews Tell of a New and Threatening Wave of Anti-Semitism

    03/24/2003 1:07:30 PM PST · by yonif · 73 replies · 467+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2003 | CRAIG S. SMITH
    SEVRAN, France — Jérémy Bismuth is Jewish, though he doesn't wear a yarmulke or Star of David pendant or adhere to a Kosher diet or leave school early on Fridays to be home before sunset. Nothing identifies the 15-year-old French boy as Jewish except his birth. Yet because he is a Jew, he was attacked by a group of other children, mostly Muslim, at the private Catholic school he then attended. They dragged him into the school's locker room showers shouting that they were going to gas him as the Nazis had gassed Jews. He was beaten and flogged with...
  • Zot!!!

    01/29/2003 6:58:52 AM PST · by solid waste · 40 replies · 1,841+ views
    Intervention Magazine | Regis T. Sabol
  • Warning

    01/27/2003 7:19:42 AM PST · by Logic n' Reason · 33 replies · 222+ views
    1/27/2003 | Logic n' Reason
    Just about time for President Bush' State of the Union Address. No doubt, Iraq and the econonmy will share center stage. If I may, I'll make a prediction. Unless this economy turns around, the Republican's will loose both the White House and the Senate in 2004. It does not matter a bit whether a war with Iraq happens, or if it does, how quickly or how long it takes the US to win it. The only thing that might affect this is to suffer another devastating terrorist attack within 8 months of the next general election. This is too horrible...
  • ZOT!! (Zot theme song included!)

    01/21/2003 10:03:08 AM PST · by Warren Harrison · 21 replies · 681+ views
  • ZOT!!!

    01/07/2003 9:37:32 AM PST · by Zircon · 50 replies · 767+ views
    1/7/2003 | Zircon
  • The Democratic Party is not the Answer! [You can say that again, but ZOT!]

    01/09/2003 10:50:13 AM PST · by patriots dreams · 58 replies · 653+ views
    Bev Conover
  • Zot!!!

    01/08/2003 6:31:32 AM PST · by Raineer · 79 replies · 799+ views
  • I'm Sad for Our Nation [Truly]

    12/05/2002 5:51:08 AM PST · by damn proud liberal · 276 replies · 810+ views
    Jodie Teas
    <p>Tuesday, November 19, was truly [1] a black, black day for this nation and one I never dreamed would happen here.</p> <p>I remember vividly as a child watching Nikita Khrushchev standing at the UN beating his shoe against the podium and shouting that they (the then Soviet Union) would take us over without firing a shot. Little did we know or ever dream then that the Soviet Union would fall but that a truly [2] evil man from Texas and his equally evil regime from Cheney on down would take us over from within and that the Democrats would completely collapse before our eyes and help him do it. This truly [3] began with the stolen election of 2000.</p>
  • unfair CENSORSHIP on this site

    11/27/2002 2:04:57 PM PST · by unfairCENSOR · 459 replies · 1,234+ views
  • Party ponders direction - Defeat triggers debate among Mass. Democrats

    11/25/2002 2:15:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies · 436+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2002 | Brian C. Mooney
    <p>After a crushing loss Nov. 5, conservative and liberal Democrats in Massachusetts are scrapping over control and direction of their party.</p> <p>In an ostensibly Democratic state, four consecutive Republican triumphs in gubernatorial elections have set off the new clash. At a Democratic State Committee meeting last Wednesday in Southbridge, the big tent of the party was swaying as activists from both sides engaged in sharp debate over the party's course.</p>