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  • Keith Richards says he snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine

    04/03/2007 2:08:36 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 24 replies · 1,492+ views
    Daily News ^ | 4/3/07 | AP
    LONDON (AP) — Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top them all. In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine. "The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME. "He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared," he said. "... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive." Richards' father, Bert,...
  • Global Warming Explorers Stuck in Blizzard (HA HA HA)

    03/19/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT · by milwguy · 13 replies · 1,028+ views ^ | 03/19/2007 | milwguy
    Yesterday I posted this quote from Elizabeth from the Will Steger Foundation global warming expedition to the artic.............. It felt so good to be back on trail. The weather was relatively warm for this time of year, there was little wind and the sun was shining. The mountains plunge dramatically to the ice on all sides. The U-shape of the head of the fiord ahead of us gave us a clue to the glaciations that sculpted this land, grinding away the granite to leave sheer walls of bare rock. I felt like I was inside an I-Max movie. I couldn't...
  • Presidential Frontrunners Would Surrender America's Borders

    02/08/2007 8:05:28 AM PST · by tfelice · 47 replies · 2,548+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | 2/6/07 | Chuck Baldwin
    Looking at the potential presidential frontrunners for both the Democrat and Republican parties reveals that virtually everyone of them would surrender America’s borders. Not one of the presidential frontrunners from either party would protect our borders against illegal immigration. Just the opposite. They would continue George Bush’s policy of wide open borders, including his determination to grant amnesty to illegals. In other words, when it comes to protecting our borders, there is not a nickel’s worth of difference between the two major parties’ leading presidential contenders. Democratic presidential frontrunners include John Edwards, Barak Obama, and Hillary Clinton. Republican frontrunners include...
  • Layton’s anti-bank campaign ridiculous (commie 'financial expertise' alert!)

    01/30/2007 12:48:10 PM PST · by GMMAC · 8 replies · 384+ views
    Winnipeg Sun - Canada ^ | Tuesday, January 30, 2007 | Tom Brodbeck
    Layton’s anti-bank campaign ridiculous By TOM BRODBECK Winnipeg Sun Tuesday, January 30, 2007 Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton must be running out of ideas on how to make his struggling party more relevant to average Canadians. How else to explain his most recent harebrained idea of banning banks from charging ATM fees for withdrawals? For starters, banks don’t normally charge customers fees for withdrawing money from their own accounts. They never have. So I don’t know what Layton is talking about. If you are being charged, you should change banks. I’ve had a bank card for more than 20...
  • Bosnia: On the boil (10 Years Later, Clinton Legacy Time)

    01/28/2007 7:24:08 AM PST · by alex · 13 replies · 681+ views
    The Economist ^ | 1/25/07 | Unknown Editorial Writer
    ... Now that plan is in chaos. Milorad Dodik, the premier of the Republika Srpska, the Serb part of Bosnia, wants the same right to self-determination as that exercised by Montenegro last year, and possibly by Kosovo soon. The latter analogy is a powerful one. If a province of Serbia can decide its own future, he argues, why not his fief? ...
  • Lethal-Force Order Justified, Bush Says

    01/27/2007 6:09:01 AM PST · by alex · 30 replies · 789+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/07 | Dafna Linzer and Ann Scott Tyson
    ... Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said that U.S. troops must defend themselves in Iraq but that the president needs congressional approval for any program that could "escalate this conflict" with Iran. Reid said Bush should be engaged in direct diplomacy with Iran and other countries in the region to avoid a widening conflict, rather than "sending battle carrier groups" to sit off the Iranian coast. ...
  • Griffin Resigns As GOP VA Chairman

    11/14/2006 8:05:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies · 513+ views
    Leesburg (VA) Today ^ | (Created: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 6:22 PM EST) | By Charlie Jackson
    Kate Obenshain Griffin, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, announced her resignation Monday, just days after Sen. George Allen conceded to his Democratic opponent. In a statement, Griffin indicated she plans to serve as chief of staff to Allen for the remainder of his term and to assist in the transition. She also stated "when I became Party Chairman, I did so to help the Party through the storm it was weathering. I hope I have served in a manner that is worthy of this great party."
  • Losing A Key Constituency

    10/31/2006 4:28:04 PM PST · by NonZeroSum · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | October 31, 2006 | Rand Simberg
    I don't usually do deep political analysis, particularly when it comes to getting down and dirty with demographics, but I'm fascinated by this story, and it seems particularly appropriate on Halloween: An analysis of state-wide records by the Poughkeepsie Journal reveals that 77,000 dead people remain on election rolls in New York State, and some 2,600 may have managed to vote after they had died. The study also found that Democrats are more successful at voting after death than Republicans, by a margin of four-to-one, largely because so many dead people seem to vote in Democrat-dominated New York City. In...
  • Nancy Pelosi: It Is Imperative that US Recognize Armenian Genocide

    10/26/2006 7:16:27 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 46 replies · 1,133+ views
    Yerkir ^ | Oct 26, 2006 | Staff
    YEREVAN (YERKIR) - U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a longtime supporter of Armenian American issues who is expected to become Speaker if the Democrats win a majority in the House this November, pledged today to support Armenian Genocide legislation next year during in the 110th session of Congress. In a statement released to Harut Sassounian, Publisher of the California Courier, Congresswoman Pelosi stated that: "I have supported legislation, including H.Res.316, that would properly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. It is imperative that the United States recognize this atrocity and move to renew our commitment to eliminate genocide whenever and...
  • Nonaligned Movement's Final Declaration

    09/16/2006 8:57:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 1,173+ views
    AP ^ | 9/16/6
    Some highlights from the Nonaligned Movement summit's final declaration. TERRORISM: Denounces the brutalization of peoples under foreign occupation as the gravest form of terrorism. Asks that terrorism not be associated with any religion, nationality or ethnic group and that it be recognized that the struggle of peoples under colonial or alien domination does not constitute terrorism. MIDEAST CONFLICTS: Strongly condemns "the relentless Israeli aggression launched against Lebanon." Promotes a revival of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Supports the Palestinian people's "inalienable right to self-determination in their independent and sovereign State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital." NUCLEAR IRAN: Defends...
  • Reborn [Pill reverses "vegetative state"]

    09/11/2006 8:17:41 PM PDT · by aculeus · 363 replies · 6,240+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | September 12, 2006 | by Steve Boggan
    We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state - doctors can only make a sufferer's last days as painless as possible. But is that really the truth? Across three continents, severely brain-damaged patients are awake and talking after taking ... a sleeping pill. And no one is more baffled than the GP who made the breakthrough. Steve Boggan witnesses these 'strange and wonderful' rebirths For three years, Riaan Bolton has lain motionless, his eyes open but unseeing. After a devastating car crash doctors said he would never again see or speak or hear. Now his...
  • Working With Idiots Can Kill You

    08/13/2006 5:29:07 PM PDT · by M. Peach · 47 replies · 8,901+ views
    World Weekly News ^ | March 19, 2004 | Kate McClare
    STOCKHOLM -- Idiots in the office are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes, caffeine or greasy food, an eye-opening new study reveals. In fact, those dopes can kill you! Stress is one of the top causes of heart attacks -- and working with stupid people on a daily basis is one of the deadliest forms of stress, according to researchers at Sweden's Lindbergh University Medical Center. The author of the study, Dr. Dagmar Andersson, says her team studied 500 heart attack patients, and were puzzled to find 62 percent had relatively few of the physical risk factors commonly...
  • Sen. Clinton rips Rumsfeld over Iraq

    08/03/2006 2:06:54 PM PDT · by Havok · 77 replies · 2,593+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/3/06 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton excoriated Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at a Senate hearing Thursday, saying he is presiding over a "failed policy" in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Under your leadership there have been numerous errors in judgment that have led us to where we are," the New York Democrat said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. "We have a full-fledged insurgency and full-blown sectarian conflict in Iraq." The showdown between Clinton, a potential presidential candidate in 2008, and Rumsfeld, the public face of the Bush administration's war effort, included the strongest criticism of the Iraq war she has...
  • immigration

    07/15/2006 6:57:53 AM PDT · by grannylady · 143 replies · 920+ views
    Illegals create a society and jobs in America for themselves. It is all about supply and demand. 20 million illegals need food, clothing, cars, housing, medical facilities, jails, prisons, courts and polices and gang units, schools and teachers, social services, etc. The businesses that produce these things need to produce more for the illegals and jobs are created for them. Americans are not using more products and need illegals to fill jobs and do not need to produce for Americans. Beside creating jobs for themselves they are taking jobs from American citizens, especially Black Americans. Illegals benefit themselves and corporations...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Joins Cindy Sheehan's Hunger Strike (Video Clip)

    07/08/2006 8:27:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 33 replies · 1,008+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 7, 2006 | Staff
    CINDY SHEEHAN, ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST: We're standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters, America's coalition, and Iraqis who don't have enough clean water to drink, who don't have enough food to eat, who can get killed when they go to the marketplace to shop for their family, who can get raped by our soldiers just living, whose families can be killed. This war is a war crime, and our soldiers trying to survive are committing war crimes.
  • Man's brain rewired itself in 19 years after crash

    07/03/2006 4:51:05 PM PDT · by Alouette · 189 replies · 5,033+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 3, 2006
    Doctors have proof on how man who was barely conscious for decades woke Doctors have their first proof that a man who was barely conscious for nearly 20 years regained speech and movement because his brain spontaneously rewired itself by growing tiny new nerve connections to replace the ones sheared apart in a car crash. Terry Wallis, 42, is thought to be the only person in the United States to recover so dramatically so long after a severe brain injury. He still needs help eating and cannot walk, but his speech continues to improve and he can count to 25...
  • 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
  • Illegal Immigration This Explains It Better....

    06/09/2006 11:04:21 PM PDT · by danoxx7 · 10 replies · 469+ views
    > > > >A lady wrote the best letter seen in the Editorials in ages! It > > > >explains things better than all the stuff you hear on TV. > > > > > > > > "Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country > > > >protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of > > > >illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the U.S. might > > > >protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this > > > >country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let...
  • What's wrong with you people? ZOTTED by a corrupt mod.

    06/02/2006 4:18:08 PM PDT · by ladya · 162 replies · 3,955+ views
    My own brain | 06-02-06 | ladya, as told to Vito “The Big Cheese” Provalone.
    What's wrong with you people? Your corrupt, despicable party has control of everything and you still complain. Whine and bitch. Whine and bitch. I feel sorry for you. Bill O'Reilly, Tom Delay, Rush Limbaugh mentality makes for a new meaning for Republican "CONVICTION".
  • Murtha AWOL

    05/21/2006 10:40:50 AM PDT · by CBLJN · 12 replies · 384+ views
    John Murtha served his country well during the Vietnam era but today in the War on Terror John Murtha is AWOL.
  • Pat Robertson Predictions("Tsunami in the Pacific Northwest")

    05/18/2006 3:40:05 PM PDT · by kellynla · 68 replies · 4,165+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | May 18, 2006 | STAFF
    In another in a series of notable pronouncements, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says God told him storms and possibly a tsunami will hit America's coastline this year. Robertson has made the predictions at least four times in the past two weeks on his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded. Robertson said the revelations about this year's weather came to him during his annual personal prayer retreat in January. "If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8. On Wednesday, he...
  • The Iraq War is the epitome of perfection!!! (Troll Quality Index Hits Five-Year Low)

    05/17/2006 5:50:46 PM PDT · by cheneyrumsfeld08 · 69 replies · 4,697+ views
    Hello, fellow white people! Yeeeeeehaawwwwww! What in tarnation is all this jibber jabber I hear about the Iraqi war going anything but one hundred percent perfectly?! I tell ya what that is: COMMIE talk! These Un-American libs (which include minorities, women, and other minorities, such as blacks and homosexual gay queers!) the war has turned into a black hole with no "forseeable" (whatever in tarnation that big word means) end in sight. To this I say, shut your damn mouth! The only opinions that should be expressed are those that are in total agreement with our distinguished president, Dick Cheney,...
  • Vanity- My passport was lost- what should I do?

    05/14/2006 7:01:08 AM PDT · by jefferson31415 · 45 replies · 681+ views
    05/14/2006 | Me
    I have been a lurker here for many years- this is my first post and I apologize if it seems like a vanity. My passport was lost in the mail when I sent the old one back to the govt get it renewed. The post office records show that it was delivered to me, but I never got it. I am very worried that it will be misused for some kind of criminal act- smuggling illegal aliens or terrorism. The post office completely ignored me and the passport office said I should simply file some form. But I do not...
  • I take a field trip to Zotland, the capital of Upper Volta

    04/24/2006 6:32:23 AM PDT · by zakzakzakzakzakzakzakzakzak · 6,493 replies · 24,328+ views
    So like Dude... I learned that the capitol of Texas is Cuba. That means that the capitol of Arizona is like, Brazil. WHOA DUDE! IT MUST BE! Uh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh...
  • Salman Pak (Vanity)

    04/30/2006 9:00:33 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 15 replies · 814+ views
    Do we have hard evidence that Salman Pak was used for terrorist training?
  • White House: Tone Deaf Or Brain Dead (Joseph Farah Slams Administration On Portsgate)

    02/22/2006 12:43:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 861+ views ^ | 02/22/06 | Joseph Farah
    I heard Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., describe Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff's defense of turning over managing U.S. port operations to an Arab company as "tone deafness." That would seem to be a charitable description. I don't know what's crazier and more politically inept – the original decision to contract the management of six major U.S. ports in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Miami and New Orleans or the White House's continued defense of the idea in the face of overwhelming criticism. You tell me: Is Bush tone deaf or brain dead? "We have a very disciplined process, it's...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!

    01/30/2006 3:33:34 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 278 replies · 8,034+ views
    The Corner At National Review Online ^ | 1/30/06 | Byron York (quoting KOS poster)
    THE LEFT TO DEMS: WE HATE YOU [Byron York] Now that the Alito filibuster has collapsed, the anger -- anger at Democrats, that is -- is boiling over at the DailyKos. One diatribe from one of the site's "recommended diaries": What I want is a complete list of every scumsucking f--kstick Democratic a--hole senator who voted for cloture. That's what I want. I don't know what to DO with that list, not yet -- but I know for G--DAMNED sure I won't be VOTING for any of them, let alone sending them any g--damned MONEY. Frankly, right now I'd like...
  • This site is an abomination [I am a Rat troll--Zot me before I troll again]

    01/27/2006 2:53:36 PM PST · by Tom Patterson Jr · 442 replies · 9,909+ views
    You people are a genuine menace. I think I'll be calling my congressman to see what can be done to shut this place down.
  • Absent-minded cop leaves AR-15 at school [Ohio]

    01/24/2006 11:00:19 PM PST · by ncountylee · 45 replies · 1,070+ views
    UPI ^ | 1/24/2006
    FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- An Ohio police officer is likely to get a "blip" on his record after leaving his assault rifle in a school parking lot following a SWAT training exercise. Fairfield Township Police Chief Richard St. John said that a student at Edgewood High School found the AR-15 in its carrying case when he arrived for basketball practice Monday. The student reported the find to his coach, who called police. "I want to stress that the weapon was unloaded, the action was open and it was in a carrying case," St. John told the Cincinnati Enquirer....
  • Man Brain-Dead After Father-Son Hockey Game

    01/02/2006 6:53:37 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 58 replies · 1,709+ views
    AP ^ | January 2, 2006 | AP
    DULUTH, Minn. -- A retired police officer and youth hockey coach was critically injured by a hockey puck Saturday during a father-son game. Dennin Bauers, 52, was struck behind the left ear by a puck at around 9:30 a.m., when about 20 high school players - mostly from Duluth Central High School -- took on their fathers at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. He was wearing a helmet, but collapsed and was taken to the hospital. He remained in critical condition Sunday afternoon at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, according to the hospital's intensive care unit. "He's in bad, bad...
  • Transplant Doc Denies Woman Tried Suicide

    12/05/2005 12:02:59 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies · 594+ views
    Breitbart ^ | De.5, 2005 | By ANGELA DOLAND and JAMEY KEATEN
    MARLY, France - The French doctor behind the world's first partial face transplant insisted Monday that his patient had not tried to commit suicide before she was maimed by her dog _ although a British newspaper said she had acknowledged it in an interview. The contradiction is one of the mysteries surrounding last week's groundbreaking operation that grafted a nose, chin and lips from a brain-dead donor onto the severely disfigured 38-year-old mother of two teenagers. The headline-grabbing case raised questions about the ethics of performing such a dramatic operation on someone who may have suffered psychological troubles. London's Sunday...
  • Woman Who Had Face Transplant Doing Well-(Pet was Labrador)

    12/04/2005 8:50:29 PM PST · by Flavius · 134 replies · 5,938+ views
    ap ^ | 12.4.05 | ELAINE GANLEY
    She was mauled by a pet Labrador in May, leaving her with severe facial injuries that her doctors said made it difficult for her to speak and eat. The dog was put down.
  • New row breaks out over face transplant (Donor and recipient had both attempted suicide)

    12/05/2005 7:26:49 AM PST · by Grig · 146 replies · 1,887+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Monday December 5, 2005 | Kim Willsher
    New questions were raised yesterday over France's pioneering face transplant operation when a leading medical ethics professor said the surgery had been conducted with undue haste, as it emerged that both the donor and the recipient of the skin graft had attempted suicide. The medical team that carried out the 15-hour operation eight days ago was accused of ignoring ethical questions in the bid to be first, and of using a rival doctor's technique. The saga took a further twist when it became clear that the donor and the 38-year-old transplant patient had been involved in suicide attempts.
  • FReeper Prayers Requested (Vanity)

    11/28/2005 6:26:58 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 128 replies · 2,268+ views
    BTLD | 11/28/05 | BTLD
    Ok, my second vanity, even though I had earlier promised that I would only post one. However, I felt that this was important enough to post here, where good people pray for those that really need it. Got this e-mail from a friend this morning and I am asking you for some of that special prayer support that one only finds here. I thank you. "My Dear, dear Friends, I have some very sad news. My niece Sara xxx, my sister Fran's daughter, was beaten to death by her boyfriend this past Friday in Hawaii where she lived. She was...
  • Cindy Sheehan Booksigning FLOPS!

    11/27/2005 3:01:00 PM PST · by holyscroller · 119 replies · 6,236+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | November 27, 2005 | unknown
    Cindy threw a book signing and nobody came. Poor traitorous Cindy. Lost her son, lost her husband, lost her reputation, sold her soul. Check out these pictures.
  • Boxer Remains Critical With Brain Injury

    09/20/2005 1:04:21 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 23 replies · 1,107+ views
    Taranto's Best of the Web ^ | Sept. 19, 2005 | Yahoo News
    Boxer Leavander Johnson remained in critical condition Monday after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain injury sustained during a weekend bout. The 35-year-old lightweight was placed in a medically induced coma following surgery. He was in the intensive care unit at University Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Cheryl Persinger said. Johnson was taken to the hospital and rushed into surgery after having trouble walking to the dressing room following his IBF title loss Saturday night at the MGM Grand hotel-casino. Doctors said Sunday they hoped Johnson would survive after the operation to relieve pressure from a subdural hematoma or bleeding on...
  • Rep Cynthia McKinney ( D-La La Land ) Remarks On The House Floor 9-08-05. ( Vomit Alert )

    09/09/2005 10:58:21 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 86 replies · 3,274+ views
    Congressional Record ^ | Sept 9, 2005 | Cynthia McKinney
    THE TREMENDOUS CHALLENGES THAT FACE OUR COUNTRY -- (House of Representatives - September 08, 2005) [Page: H7801] --- The SPEAKER pro tempore (Miss McMorris). Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 2005, the gentlewoman from Georgia (Ms. McKinney) is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. Ms. McKINNEY. Madam Speaker, I have got a lot of papers and a lot of posters. One hour will in no way accommodate all that needs to be said tonight about the tremendous challenges that face our country today, including how we conduct ourselves in the aftermath of Hurricane...
  • Blame conservative thought

    09/08/2005 2:47:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies · 1,374+ views
    Hurricane Katrina has left the Gulf coast devastated. Thousands are feared dead, homes are destroyed and lawlessness has gripped New Orleans. The tragic situation on the Gulf Coast, however, cannot be blamed on nature alone. The dominant political ideology in this country has exacerbated the problem. This ideology is not racism, hate or greed. I am talking about good old Ronald Reagan conservatism. This ideology has permeated our country far too long, and as we now see has weakened our national cohesion and our ability to meet the needs of all Americans. Conservative ideology promotes disregarding and alienating the poor...
  • Robert F. Kennedy (Psychotic Dem alert)

    08/30/2005 4:09:26 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 45 replies · 1,605+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 8-30-05 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind” As Hurricane Katrina dismantles Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, it’s worth recalling the central role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and kiboshing President Bush’s iron-clad campaign promise to regulate CO2. ..... Well, the science is clear. This month, a study published in the journal Nature by a renowned MIT climatologist linked the increasing prevalence of destructive hurricanes to human-induced global warming. Now we are all learning what it’s like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged. Our destructive...
  • Cindy Sheehan Cuts & Runs, Leaves NPR Host Dumbfounded

    08/30/2005 11:33:27 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 194 replies · 8,338+ views
    NPR Talk of the Nation ^ | August 30, 2005 | NPR
    Rush transcript of NPR's Neil Conan, speaking by phone with Cindy Sheehan: NC: Very nice of you to be with us today. CS: [cheerfully] Oh, thank youuu! NC: I know that you were, uh, out in California last week because your mother was ill. How’s she doing? CS: Um, she’s doing better. They’re trying to keep her from having another stroke. And if she doesn’t have another stroke, she should be able to recover. NC: That’s good news. Now, tell us, a little bit about your son, Casey. CS: My son Casey was an amazing human being. He was gentle,...
  • Title of Thread

    08/26/2005 2:03:58 PM PDT · by StridentModerate · 227 replies · 3,854+ views
    unsourced | today | author
    Body of Thread. body of thread.
  • Go Home and Take Care of Your Kids

    08/22/2005 12:17:17 PM PDT · by jhouston · 83 replies · 2,706+ views
    huffington blogs ^ | 08/22/2005 | Cindy Sheehan
    I have received dozens of emails with this heading: Go Home and Take Care of Your Kids. I think of all the name calling and unnecessary and untrue trashing of my character, this one offends me the most. What do the people who send me this message mean?
  • Bush's summer of discontent (E.J. Dionne Barf Alert!!!)

    08/09/2005 7:38:01 PM PDT · by NathanBookman · 8 replies · 408+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/9/2005 | E.J. Dionne
    WASHINGTON — President Bush has survived summers of discontent before. But this season's doldrums — reflected in dismal poll numbers and a surprisingly weak Republican showing in a special Ohio congressional election — will be harder to surmount. They are the culmination of doubts about Bush that have germinated below the surface of public opinion for much of his presidency. Typical of the polls was a News-week survey released over the weekend. It showed Bush with a 42-percent approval rating, matching the lowest of his presidency. Only 34 percent approved of his handling of the war in Iraq. A remarkable...
  • Susan Torres' Husband and Parents Reveal Strange Happening on Night of Susan's Tragic Collapse

    08/06/2005 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 69 replies · 2,585+ views
    Lifesite News ^ | August 5, 2005 | Lifesite News
    Susan Torres' Husband and Parents Reveal Strange Happening on Night of Susan's Tragic Collapse As told for the first time in interview with ARLINGTON, VA, August 5, 2005 ( – The story of the heroic struggle to preserve the life of the unborn child of life-support patient Susan Torres and her husband Jason, and the miraculous birth of their baby girl, Susan Anne Catherine Torres, has unexpectedly received worldwide publicity. Thousands of news sources picked up on the fight for the life of baby Susan and broadcast the evolving miracle to hundreds of millions of readers and viewers across...
  • Woman details her 20-year coma (knew about 9/11 and OKC in the coma!)

    08/04/2005 5:49:22 PM PDT · by rwfromkansas · 74 replies · 5,760+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/4/05 | CBS
    For 20 years, Sarah Scantlin was seemingly unaware of the world around her after she was hit by a drunk driver in an accident that sent her into a comatose state in September of 1984. Then in February, she shocked her parents and doctors when she began to speak. In her first national television interview, after undergoing surgery on her long-unused limbs and speech therapy to unlock her long-dormant tongue, Scantlin speaks with The Early Show national correspondent Tracy Smith in a two-part interview to be broadcast Thursday and Friday. Smith also speaks with Sarah's parents, Jim and Betsy Scantlin,...
  • Trolls hate Zots?

    07/23/2005 3:07:48 PM PDT · by steven1198 · 252 replies · 4,313+ views
    23rd July 2005 | Steven1198
    Funny thing came to my mind just recently, With all of those stories on Free Republic on how the world hates us and all that? I wonder if someday the world will gang up on the U.S. A old quote I remember my pricipal saying when I was in school was "Whatever bad things you do, Will come back to you harder" and it seems after couple of centuries of bringing hatred, segregation and so on to the world. The world may have had enough, The French hate us, The Muslims, The Chinese, The Russians, Part of South Asia, Cuba,...
  • Idiot Troll Plays with Bogus Link, Electrocuted

    07/20/2005 12:42:46 PM PDT · by JAMES REICH · 47 replies · 2,821+ views
    washington post ^ | june 25th 2005 | Ray McGovern
    Ray McGovern a 27-year senior CIA intelligence analyst has exposed the lies of the Neocons and the Israeli-controlled foreign policy of the United States. The session took an awkward turn when witness Ray McGovern, a former intelligence analyst, declared that the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel and military bases craved by administration “Neocons” so “the United States and Israel could dominate that part of the world.” He said that Israel should not be considered an ally and that Bush was doing the bidding of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. “Israel is not allowed to be...
  • The GOP's a Toyota, Dems Are All GM

    06/27/2005 7:14:56 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 30 replies · 989+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 6/27/05 | John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
    You might imagine that the GOP would be the GM Party. Conservatives are more likely to drive gas-guzzling Chevy Suburbans; liberals are more likely to try a sensible RAV4. A Hummer almost screams "I'm a Republican and I don't care"; the Toyota Prius comes standard with a faded Kerry-Edwards bumper sticker. But if you look at the state of the parties rather than the driving habits of their members, the picture reverses. The glory years of GM coincided with those of the Democrats. From 1940 to 1968, it dominated the automobile market just as the Democrats ruled politics. GM cars...
  • The Pentagon Is Losing Iraq (Vanity)

    06/16/2005 7:26:20 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 508 replies · 3,412+ views
    If Drudge is right that the Pentagon is planning to dump more abuse photos from Abu Ghraib, there is no use --we should just surrender. If I had a loved one in harm's way, I'd tell them to desert. We can't win a war this way. Our media and governmanetal elites simply won't let us win this war. Bush is too weak and the Republicans in Congress are intimidated by the big Beltway Media. The grunt and the Average patriotic American doesn't have anybody fighting for them. There is no mass movement to defend the honor of the American military...