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  • Aide’s resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paul’s war with neocons

    07/22/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Some Republicans are accusing the party’s neoconservative hawks of playing dirty pool in an attempt to smear Sen. Rand Paul as a bigot for having an aide who once expressed admiration for Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. The aide, Jack Hunter, who quit on Monday, was eased out by Mr. Paul after a neoconservative publication revealed that, as a radio “shock jock” some years ago, Mr. Hunter advocated that the Southern states secede once again from the union. Saying he had become more libertarian and broad-minded since his days as the “Southern Avenger,” Mr. Hunter revealed...
  • British Lefty Lauren Booth: You Know What Would Be Hilarious? Abolishing The State Of Israel…

    07/13/2012 3:10:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Weasel zippers ^ | 7/13/12 | Israelly Cool
    Via Israelly Cool: Lauren Booth @LaurenBoothUK NEWS ALERT OBAMA SAYS ISRAHELL FINISHED! ok inshaAllah lol! Share webmedia.newseum.org/batvr/54e960ce… 26 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Make sure you click on her link to see what she finds so funny. Hint: It involves Obama using the U.S. military to dismantle the state of Israel. Related: Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth converts to Islam after a ‘holy experience’ in Iran HT: Jen
  • Communists, socialists, Marxists, Oh my!

    02/28/2011 12:41:11 AM PST · by Christus_Rex · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 24, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    One of the main groups organizing the Wisconsin union protests is a spinoff from an activist academy modeled after Marxist community organizer Saul Alinsky and described as teaching tactics of direct action, confrontation and intimidation. President Obama once funded that academy - the radical Midwest Academy. He has been closely tied to the group's founder, socialist activist Heather Booth. Obama also is closely tied to scores of other radicals behind the Wisconsin opposition protesting Gov. Scott Walker's proposal for most state workers to pay 12 percent of their health care premiums and 5.8 percent of their salary toward their own...
  • TV appearance of Lincoln assassination witness

    08/12/2011 9:55:41 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 42 replies
    I've Got a Secret ^ | 1956 | Samuel Seymour
    See video at link. Wonderful
  • Influencing Ted Olson

    08/23/2010 11:51:19 AM PDT · by CA Conservative · 35 replies
    NRO ^ | 8/23/10 | Ed Whelan
    Ted Olson and his anti-Prop 8 media machine have been aggressively leveraging his past associations with conservative legal causes in support of his newfound support for the invention of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. In so doing, they’ve tried to obscure the fact that the position that the Constitution can and should be interpreted to invalidate traditional marriage laws can’t possibly be reconciled with the conservative legal principles that Olson used to purport to stand for. (I’m not addressing here the very different question whether a conservative can soundly support legislative revision of marriage laws to include same-sex couples.)...
  • Fair drops Casey Anthony dunking booth

    07/21/2011 5:41:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | 7/20/11
    Fair drops Casey Anthony dunking boothPublished: July 20, 2011 at 3:09 PM LEXINGTON, Ky., July 20 (UPI) -- A Kentucky fair has dismantled a Casey Anthony dunking booth after criticism for making light of the child murder case. **SNIP** Ron Mossotti, chairman of the fair, admitted to The Lexington Herald-Leader that the booth was "tacky and tasteless," but said, "We're not running a high-end social event." "Most people laughed," he said. "They thought it was more satire than offensive." The "State vs. Anthony" dunking booth let fairgoers vent their feelings about the Florida woman's acquittal in the death of her...
  • Motorists illegally detained at Florida tolls - for using large bills!

    03/06/2011 3:35:10 AM PST · by rawhide · 93 replies
    wtsp.com ^ | 3-5-11 | Mike Deeson
    Meet Joel Chandler,who just paid his $1.00 toll on the Polk Parkway with a $100 bill,he is not allowed to leave unless he provides personal info to the toll taker.The toll taker tells Chandler this is what happens when they get large bills. Chandler says to the toll taker,"So I'm being detained?"She says yes sir. It is a policy the Florida Turnpike authority instituted for people who paid with $20,$50 or$100 bills. After it happened once,Chandler kept testing the system and taped his encounters as he went through the toll booths. One time a toll taker told him, she wouldn't...
  • Former British prime minister's sister-in-law converts to Islam

    10/27/2010 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16 replies
    The National ^ | Oct 26, 2010 | David Sapsted
    London // The sister-in-law of Tony Blair, the former British prime minister who is now the UN special envoy in the Middle East, has converted to Islam. Lauren Booth, the half-sister of Mr Blair's wife Cherie, said she had converted from Christianity after a "holy experience" six weeks ago following a visit to the shrine of Fatima al Masumeh in Qom, Iran. Ms Booth, 43, a journalist who works for Press TV, the Iranian English-language broadcaster, announced her conversion at the Global Peace and Unity Event in London on Saturday. To cheers, she told the meeting: "What I wanted to...
  • Why would Tony Blair's sister-in-law convert to Islam?

    10/27/2010 10:41:23 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 25th, 2010 | Ed West
    It was only a matter of time. Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth has converted to Islam after a dose of “spiritual morphine” in Iran, although she talks about the world’s fastest-growing religion like it was the latest version of the Atkins Diet: “Now I don’t eat pork and I read the Koran every day. I’m on page 60. I also haven’t had a drink in 45 days, the longest period in 25 years,” she said. And she’s even refused to rule out wearing a burka: “Who knows where my spiritual journey will take me?” Politically Booth has always struck me...
  • Lauren Booth Converts to Islam After 'Holy Experience'

    10/24/2010 3:20:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    inn ^ | 10/24/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law, Lauren Booth, has converted to Islam after a trip to Iran. The 43-year-old broadcast journalist, who works for Iran’s English-language Press TV, said she had a “holy experience” while visiting the Fatima al-Masumeh shrine in the city of Qom, a “shot of spiritual morphine.” Upon her return to Britain, she told British publication The Mail in an interview published Sunday that she decided to immediately convert to Islam. “Now I don’t eat pork and I read the Koran every day. I’m on page 60,” she told the publication. “I also haven’t had a...
  • Lincoln's Missing Bodyguard

    04/09/2010 12:34:10 AM PDT · by Palter · 100 replies · 3,709+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 08 April 2010 | Paul Martin
    What happened to Officer John Parker, the man who chose the wrong night to leave his post at Ford's Theater? When a celebrity-seeking couple crashed a White House state dinner last November, the issue of presidential security dominated the news. The Secret Service responded by putting three of its officers on administrative leave and scrambled to reassure the public that it takes the job of guarding the president very seriously. “We put forth the maximum effort all the time,” said Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan. That kind of dedication to safeguarding the president didn’t always exist. It wasn’t until 1902...
  • Joe Booth wins 19th Senate District (Delaware - GOP Pickup)

    08/03/2009 7:24:37 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 38 replies · 1,895+ views
    WGMD.com ^ | 8/3/09
    Voters in the 19th District have chosen Republican Joe Booth. He took over 60% of the vote. Unofficial numbers from 15 of 16 districts: Republican Joe Booth – 4335 Democrat Polly Adams Mervine – 2083 Independent Matthew Opaliski – 408 Libertarian Wendy Jones – 56 The numbers are unofficial because for the second time in two elections, there have been problems with the state’s website and reporting the results as they come in from the election districts. With Joe Booth’s unofficial win in the 19th District Senate race, that leaves the 37th House District without representation – and another special...
  • President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated 145 Years Ago Today - Video

    04/14/2009 3:18:43 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 716+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Today is the 144th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was shot by actor John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865, just days after the end of the Civil War. Lincoln died the following morning at a home across the street from the theater where he was carried. Booth shot Lincoln in the back of the head just below the left ear. The video above relives the details of the awful day. The video below goes more in depth about the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and the plot to assassinate Lincoln...
  • Black Guy’ booth livens up Corvallis Saturday market

    06/02/2008 11:28:43 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 87+ views
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | 5-31-08 | KYLE ODEGARD
    The booths at the Saturday Corvallis Farmers’ Market have a wild mix of fresh produce, tasty food, plants and flowers. But this week, a table just outside the bazaar offered something more bizarre — “Meet a Black Guy.” Those who participated in the free service could chat with 21-year-old Corvallis resident Jeff Oliver, and get pictures taken with him.
  • Elizabeth Township girl charged in dad's killing

    07/30/2007 9:58:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,275+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 31, 2007 | Torsten Ove and Jim McKinnon
    A 13-year-old girl fatally shot her father in the face with a shotgun early yesterday morning as he slept in their Elizabeth Township home, according to police. Rachel Booth was held without bond last night in the Allegheny County Jail, charged as an adult with homicide in the death of Matthew J. Booth, 34. She faces a preliminary hearing Friday.
  • Arkansas Primary Election Screwup!

    05/24/2006 12:30:31 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 8 replies · 801+ views
    KTHV channel 11 ^ | 05/24/06 | me
    It appears that we need a new Secretary of State. As of 1:23pm, There are still hundreds of votes still have not been counted. My vote in Pulaski County may be one of them! Arkansas will have the chance to replace democrat daniels with Republican Jim Lagrone. More about this story below. Growing Number Of Counties Report Tabulation Problems Vote totals are coming in slowly tonight as 12 counties reported problems in tabulating ballots. Cleburne and Phillips counties reported technical problems in tabulating votes. In Lawrence County, officials realized they had given voters ballpoint pens and began to overwrite all...
  • Lincoln's Death Too Sad To Describe

    04/14/2006 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 15 replies · 1,257+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 14, 1865 | Staff
    President Lincoln and wife, with other friends, this evening visited Ford's theatre, for the purpose of witnessing the "American Cousin". The theatre was densely crowded, and everybody seemed delighted with the scene before them. During the third set, and while there was a temporary pause for one of the actors to enter, a sharp report of a pistol was heard, which merely attracted attention, but suggesting nothing serious, until a man rushed to the front of the President's box, waving a long dagger in his right hand, and exclaiming, "Sic semper tyrannis" [thus perish all tyrants] and leaped from the...
  • Confederates In the Backyard?

    04/21/2005 8:17:08 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 383 replies · 5,145+ views
    Cornell Sun ^ | April 12, 2005 | Andy Guess
    The defining moment of my visit to New Orleans a year ago occurred in a gift shop. I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but at least it wasn't the kind that sells feather boas and t-shirts with jazz-playing lobsters. I wasn't a sorority girl nursing my hangover at Café Du Monde during Mardi Gras; I was a tourist visiting what used to be a sprawling, stately slave plantation. I was busy mulling over that subtly troubling experience, browsing through the gift shop's bookshelves, when I came to a curious array of volumes. The title The South Was Right! jumped out...
  • ***CPAC 2005 UPDATE***

    01/24/2005 7:30:19 AM PST · by diotima · 135 replies · 3,204+ views
    AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION ^ | 1/24/2005 | Diotima
    Link to Tenative ScheduleHotels in the CPAC Area: Hotel Price per night Distance from CPAC Four Points Sheraton 169.00 .5 miles Club Quarters 160.00 .6 miles Holiday Inn Downtown 129.00 .61 miles Hamilton Crowne Plaza 159.00 .62 miles Red Roof Inn Washington Downtown 114.00 .67 miles Check Travelocity for Hotels  
  • How did Abe Lincoln's assassin really meet his end?

    01/18/2005 7:17:10 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 32 replies · 1,907+ views
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan 8 05 | Nofziger
    THE LEGEND OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH: MYTH, MEMORY, AND A MUMMY By C. Wyatt Evans University Press of Kansas , $24.95, 224 pages, illus. REVIEWED BY LYN NOFZIGER Was John Wilkes Booth really killed by Sgt. Boston Corbett in the barn on the Garrett farm in southern Maryland, or did he escape and spend the rest of his life as a homeless, friendless wanderer, winding up, finally, as a side show mummy in a traveling carnival? Or, on the other hand did he escape to England and die there? And the second question: Why did he murder Lincoln in the...
  • Letter From Lincoln's Killer Sells for Record Price at Auction

    11/21/2004 9:54:04 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 359+ views
    TBO ^ | Nov 21, 2004
    A letter written by President Lincoln's assassin two months before the 1865 slaying sold at auction Sunday for a record $68,000. In the letter, dated Feb. 9, 1865, John Wilkes Booth asks a friend to send him one of his favorite pictures of himself, the one that later was used in his wanted poster. The previous high for a Booth letter was $38,000, according to Stuart Whitehurst, vice president of Skinner Inc. auctioneers. There are just 17 Booth letters not owned by institutions, Whitehurst said. This letter was addressed to family friend Orlando Tompkins of Boston. He tells Tompkins he...
  • N.C. GOP bans gay party members from opening booth at convention (Log Cabin burnt)

    05/19/2004 7:46:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies · 348+ views
    News & Record ^ | 5/19/04
    N.C. GOP bans gay party members from opening booth at convention 5-19-04 From Staff Reports Posted 2 p.m. RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's Republican party has banned gay members from setting up a booth at this weekend's state GOP convention. "I am extremely disappointed that the leadership of the North Carolina Republican Party is attempting to so narrowly define who can be a Republican," Ed Farthing, a retired Hickory lawyer who requested the booth. "It appears to be you must be a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant and married for the Republican Party to pay any attention to you. I think that...