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  • Rosa Brooks: A Disaster at Defense

    04/23/2009 9:12:33 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 14 replies · 891+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | Editorial
    Putting her in the policy shop is like Lyndon Johnson making Jane Fonda a senior adviser on Vietnam.
  • Nazi Collaborator George Soros Invades the Pentagon

    04/21/2009 10:03:39 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 24 replies · 2,551+ views
    Human Events/The Lid ^ | 4/21/09 | The Lid
    Soros told Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes that he developed his character as Nazi collaborator in Hungry. He took that learning and became convicted Insider trader, a guy who made 10 billion dollar off the British people through currency speculation, terrorist supporter and Israel hater. After the last election George Soros, met with a group of Mega-rich liberals to ensure that they get to control the country after the 2008 Elections. What they ended up doing is giving $100 Million dollars to key liberal organizations in major battle ground states(see Obama's Liberal Shock Troops ). Here's the scary part--it worked....
  • Pentagon official blames U.S. for al-Qaida attacks

    04/20/2009 8:11:10 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 27 replies · 1,083+ views
    WND ^ | April 20, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    She believes al-Qaida was an "obscure group" turned into a massive threat due to U.S. policies. She's referred to former President Bush as "our torturer in chief" and a "psychotic who need(s) treatment" while comparing Bush's arguments for waging a war on terrorism to Adolf Hitler's use of political propaganda. She's worked on behalf of George Soros' philanthropic foundation. Meet Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration's new adviser to Michelle Fluornoy, the undersecretary of defense for policy, a position described as one of the most influential in the Pentagon. "I prefer to think of (my new position) as my personal government...
  • NYT's David Brooks and 'Moderate Conservative' Journalism

    03/23/2009 1:53:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 564+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2009 | Lee Cary
    "David Brooks's Op-Ed column in The New York Times started in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer." Source David Brooks, a self-described "moderate conservative," illustrates the intellectual schizophrenia that conflicts that breed of thinkers. Six months ago, on September 30, 2008, in a New York Times op-ed piece entitled "Revolt of the Nihilists," Mr. Brooks, mad at the 228 House members who voted down the first version of the bailout bill, wrote: "And...
  • BLANKLEY: Conservatism reborn (Me-Too Conservatives)

    10/22/2008 10:52:33 AM PDT · by acsuc99 · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/22/08 | Tony Blankley
    With the rise to enduring power of president Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in 1933, a new type of Republican emerged in reaction to FDR's attractive and overawing power - the-me-too Republican. Until the election of president Reagan five decades later, these me-too Republicans supported, rather than opposed, Democratic Party policies, but claimed they would administer them better. Of course this led to a half-century of Democratic dominance of American government and politics.
  • Will Obama’s “Empathy” Prevent Another 9/11?

    09/17/2008 6:53:23 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 9 replies · 105+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 9-17-08 | Robert Spencer
    As the seventh anniversary of the jihadist murder of nearly 3,000 American civilians passed last week, it is useful to recall an article that the Hyde Park Herald published on September 19, 2001 – written by a young Illinois state senator named Barack Obama. Even all these years later, it is revealing of the mindset of the man who would be leader of the free world. Obama starts out well enough, saying: “We need to step up security at our airports. We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of...
  • 'Only in America' could Obama borrow the GOP's favorite Brooks & Dunn song

    08/29/2008 8:35:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 18 replies · 307+ views
    Last night, Barack Obama’s exit music at the close of his historic Democratic convention acceptance speech was “Only in America,” a song by country’s foremost multiplatinum duo.
  • The Running Mate Choice

    05/27/2008 7:18:15 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 125+ views
    New York Times ^ | 27 May 2008 | David Brooks
    My first thought on the running mate question is that to balance his ticket, Barack Obama should pick a really old white general. Therefore, he should pick Dwight Eisenhower. John McCain, on the other hand, needs to pick someone younger than himself. Therefore, he also should pick Dwight Eisenhower. ...If John McCain is elected, he’ll face a political culture threatening to split at the seams. In defeat, Democrats will be enraged at everything and everybody. The Republican Party will still be exhausted and divided. McCain will find it hard to staff the administration since so many Republican advisers were exhausted...
  • Your Rights or Results: You Choose!

    02/27/2008 3:35:09 PM PST · by Bear Brooks · 2 replies · 309+ views
    www.bearbrooks.com ^ | 2/26/2008 | Bear Brooks
    You cannot have it both ways! Every year in America, this “both ways” mentality gets worse and worse. Somewhere along the line Americans started thinking that we could have all of our rights and freedoms and have expedient justice and results at the same time. Well, I have to tell you: YOU CANNOT. There is a blend of the two that must be championed if we are going to continue being a successful country. The mortgage crisis of late is one of the great disasters caused by this “have it both ways” mentality. The government was constantly pressured by citizens...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • Should the GOP Shun or Promote Tax Cuts? (David Brooks vs John Tamny)

    01/27/2008 1:26:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 159+ views
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 01/24/2008 | David Brooks (NY Times) vs John Tamny
    Tax Cuts Can't Be GOP's Policy Centerpiece David Brooks, New York Times In 1974, a group of economists and journalists got together in a bar and launched supply-side economics. It was a superb political and economic package. It addressed a big problem: stagflation. It had a clear policy focus: marginal tax rates. It celebrated a certain sort of personality: the risk-taking entrepreneur. It made it clear that the new, growth-oriented Republican Party would be different from the old, green-eyeshade one. Supply-side economics had a good run, but continual tax cuts can no longer be the centerpiece of Republican economic policy....
  • Conservatives and Creeds

    10/08/2007 4:51:05 PM PDT · by nosofar · 3 replies · 316+ views
    National Review ^ | October 5, 2007 | Yuval Levin
    David Brooks is a national treasure. He is perhaps our most gifted spotter of trends, and his pop-sociology seems moved by a genuine curiosity, and so is often blissfully immune from the draw of familiar categories and conventional wisdom. He has taught us more about the life of the contemporary middle class than anyone, and most weeks he is the only reason to read the New York Times. But as a spotter of trends, Brooks is also a generalizer, and tends to advance a simple, coherent, well packaged aphorism as an explanation for large events and ideas. It is the...
  • NYT’s David Brooks Says Bin Laden Sounds Like a Lefty Blogger

    09/08/2007 11:05:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 3,333+ views
    NewsBusters. ^ | September 8, 2007 | Noel Sheppard |
    You better put down your drinks, and make sure there's nothing in your mouths, for the New York Times's David Brooks made a comment on Friday's News Hour that is guaranteed to evoke uncontrollable fits of laughter from those on the right side of the aisle. After introducing regular guests Brooks and Mark Shields, host Jim Lehrer asked their opinions concerning the just-released Osama bin Laden video.
  • Brooks: Buy a Gun, I Recommend an Uzi

    08/09/2007 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Westlander · 43 replies · 1,450+ views
    www.wxyz.com ^ | Aug 9, 2007 | WXYZ.com
    Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is turning up the rhetoric in a fight with Lansing over a proposal to reclassify 200 felonies as misdemeanors. If it happens, he says, "everybody should go out and buy a gun. I recommend an Uzi."
  • The Compassion Gap: Conservatives give more to charities than liberals do—by a long shot.

    01/19/2007 12:00:14 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 11 replies · 804+ views
    City Journal ^ | January 19, 2007 | Howard Husock
    REVIEW OF: Who Really Cares: America’s Charity Divide—Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Arthur C. Brooks (Basic Books, 250 pp., $26.00) It’s tempting to say that Arthur Brooks, in his definitive new book on American charitable giving, has shown that there is nothing oxymoronic about the term “compassionate conservative.” That, at least, is the conclusion that critics have drawn from Brooks’s demonstration that conservatives, despite the myth that they lack compassion, give significantly more to charity than liberals do. But in fact Brooks has shown something even more significant: that “compassionate conservative” is not only overly defensive,...
  • The Fog Over Iraq (Or How Almost To Agree With The President)

    01/11/2007 5:50:59 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 743+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11 January 2007 | David Brooks
    If the Democrats don’t like the U.S. policy on Iraq over the next six months, they have themselves partly to blame. There were millions of disaffected Republicans and independents ready to coalesce around some alternative way forward, but the Democrats never came up with anything remotely serious. The liberals who favor quick exit never grappled with the consequences of that policy, which the Baker-Hamilton commission terrifyingly described. The centrists who believe in gradual withdrawal never explained why that wouldn’t be like pulling a tooth slowly. Joe Biden, who has the most intellectually serious framework for dealing with Iraq, was busy...
  • A Snit in First Class

    01/04/2007 6:48:47 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 1,088+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4 January 2007 | David Brooks
    <p>I have a dream that Pelosi, who was chauffeured to school as a child and who, with her investor husband, owns minority shares in the Auberge du Soleil resort hotel and the CordeValle Golf Club, will look over her famous strand of South Sea Tahitian pearls and forge bonds of understanding with the zillionaire corporate barons in the opposing party.</p>
  • Who Really Cares? (Conservatives give more than Liberals)

    11/27/2006 9:15:05 PM PST · by Angel · 15 replies · 1,709+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/28/2006 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. It is liberals who advocate "forgiveness" of loans to Third World countries, a "living wage" for the poor and a "safety net" for all. But these are all government policies -- not individual acts of compassion -- and the actual empirical consequences of such policies are of remarkably little interest to those who advocate them. ...snip... A new book, titled "Who Really Cares" by Arthur C. Brooks examines the actual behavior of liberals and conservatives when it comes...
  • Philanthropy Expert Says Conservatives Are More Generous [while godless Libs moan]

    11/16/2006 11:17:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 72 replies · 3,168+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 11/14/2006 | Frank Brieaddy
      Philanthropy Expert Says Conservatives Are More Generous BY FRANK BRIEADDY SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks is about to become the darling of the religious right wing in America -- and it's making him nervous. The child of academics, raised in a liberal household and educated in the liberal arts, Brooks has written a book that concludes religious conservatives donate far more money than secular liberals to all sorts of charitable activities, irrespective of income. In the book, to be released later this month, he cites extensive data analysis to demonstrate that values advocated by...
  • Raiders QB (Aaron) Brooks out 2-4 weeks (The Part Of Aaron Brooks Will Be Played By Andrew Walter)

    09/19/2006 9:54:34 AM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 47 replies · 594+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 18 Sept 2006
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Aaron Brooks will be sidelined two to four weeks with a strained pectoral muscle, giving the Raiders' starting quarterback job to second-year player Andrew Walter.--snip-- The Raiders have a much-needed bye this week after getting outscored 55-6 in their two losses to open the season. Walter will start Oct. 1 against Cleveland. After that, it will depend on Brooks' health, coach Art Shell said.
  • Hooters chairman Brooks found dead

    07/16/2006 6:29:57 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 107 replies · 2,824+ views
    AP ^ | 07/16/06
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Robert Brooks, the chairman of Hooters of America, Inc. who made his fortune selling chicken wings served by scantily clad waitresses, was found dead at his home Sunday, officials said. He was 69. It was unclear how Brooks died, but the Horry County coroner's office told The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News that an autopsy would be performed Monday. Several calls to the coroner's office by The Associated Press were unanswered. Chris Hardwick, owner of Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris, told the AP he was handling Brooks' funeral arrangements. Since opening its first store in Clearwater, Florida,...
  • Brooks 1, Kos 0: Markos, Speak Up! (Leftie turns on Kos)

    06/25/2006 6:21:47 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 53 replies · 1,973+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/25/06 | Jesse Kornbluth
    We spent Saturday at the Ice Grottos. After a week in Aspen, we're finally acclimated to breathing at 8,000+ feet, so this was a glorious day, the best so far --- we read for hours on the shore of a mountain stream as our daughter played with dolls in the sand. So it wasn't until after dinner that I logged on and saw the David Brooks column that makes Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, proprietor of DailyKos.com, look as smarmy as Karl Rove. My wife, Karen Collins, is a devoted Kossack and a frequent poster on the site's message boards, so I...
  • Garth Brooks' Ex-Wife Kidnapped at Gunpoint

    04/06/2006 10:33:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 831+ views
    Authorities in Oklahoma are continuing the investigation into Monday night's kidnapping of Garth Brooks' ex-wife Sandy Brooks. Police near her home in Owasso, Oklahoma, say a bail bondsman showed up at her ranch to arrest a worker Quintine Cornelius Harper who failed to appear in court on an embezzlement case is Tulsa County. Brooks did not know Harper was a wanted criminal. He had been working on the property and was staying in an apartment located in the barn.
  • The happiness gap(Bitterness be thy name...(Rosa Brooks))

    02/19/2006 1:07:13 PM PST · by ThePoliticalDookie · 5 replies · 339+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/17/06 | Rosa Brooks
    Rosa Brooks: The happiness gap IT'S BEEN A rough couple of weeks. Hamas won the Palestinian elections; protests over cartoons representing the prophet Muhammad raged around the world; more Americans and Iraqis were killed by suicide bombers; new Abu Ghraib photos were released; and, here at home, the vice president got violent. But despite the trying times, we Americans are managing to keep our spirits up. This week, the Pew Research Center released a report on happiness in the United States. Of the Americans surveyed, 34% informed researchers that they were "very happy," while another 50% reported that they were...
  • Defense Contractor spends $10 Million on Party for Daughter!

    11/30/2005 10:38:10 PM PST · by BlackJack · 71 replies · 1,626+ views
    Blackjack
    Big news over the weekend, when "Long Island defense contractor David H. Brooks booked two floors of the Rainbow Room, hauled in concert-ready equipment, built a stage, installed special carpeting, outfitted the space with Jumbotrons and arranged command performances by everyone from 50 Cent to Don Henley to Stevie Nicks to Aerosmith..." Brooks got better talent than the NBC Katrina relief benefit.
  • Safire and Brooks Nail the Week’s Key Issues on Today’s “Meet the Press”

    10/30/2005 10:18:35 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 6 replies · 861+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 30, 2005 | Noel Sheppard
    For those of you who haven’t seen this morning’s “Meet the Press,” I highly recommend that you do so that you can see William Safire at his best, as well as some great incites from David Brooks. What follows are key statements from the two of them concerning Plamegate, and the events of the week. Though chronological in order, the numbered quotes are separate ideas that did not immediately follow one another: 1. MR. WILLIAM SAFIRE: I think that was an excellent rundown and time line of a complicated series of accusations of a cover-up, but the most important single...
  • Brooks: Why Are Dems So Overheated?

    10/29/2005 2:24:53 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 52 replies · 2,336+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 29, 2005
    Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald did not find evidence to prove that there was a "broad conspiracy to out a covert agent for political gain. He did not find evidence of wide-ranging criminal behavior. He did not even indict the media's ordained villain, Karl Rove," writes David Brooks in Sunday's NY TIMES. "Leading Democratic politicians filled the air with grand conspiracy theories that would be at home in the John Birch Society." "Why are these people so compulsively overheated?.. Why do they have to slather on wild, unsupported charges that do little more than make them look unhinged? Brooks quotes from...
  • Brooks satire on the Roberts hearing

    09/15/2005 11:53:42 AM PDT · by rcocean · 14 replies · 1,372+ views
    New york Times ^ | September 15, 2005 | David Brooks
    Specter As I was saying, Senator Biden, you have the floor. Joseph Biden Jr. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I thought this might be a good moment to give the committee a complete history of my heroic sponsorship of the Violence Against Women Act, but before I do that I'd like to interrupt myself by mentioning that I ride the train every day, often speaking with regular Americans, but before I do that I'd like to interrupt my interruption of myself by asking the chairman to restrain the nominee. During my first round of questioning, the nominee continually interrupted my questions...
  • Commission makes San Antonio's sweet deal even sweeter (Lackland, Brooks, Fort Sam Houston)

    08/25/2005 3:38:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 643+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 8/25/05 | T.A. BADGER
    Commission makes San Antonio's sweet deal even sweeter By T.A. BADGER Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO — Things looked sweet for San Antonio under the Pentagon's proposed base-closure plan. This week's voting made it even sweeter. While the nine-member Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted Thursday to end the military's presence at Brooks City-Base, it overrode the Defense Department's recommendations by keeping one of Brooks' key medical research missions and some 300 jobs in San Antonio. That vote came a day after the commission opted to keep the 800-job Cryptologic Systems Group, which services communications equipment for federal intelligence agencies,...
  • Filibuster Fallacy

    05/06/2005 12:39:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,092+ views
    NRO ^ | May 06, 2005 | Peter Augustine Lawler
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version May 06, 2005, 8:06 a.m. Filibuster FallacyDavid Brooks distorts the debate. By Peter Augustine Lawler David Brooks, the most conservative columnist for the New York Times, increasingly styles himself a statesmanlike referee between the claims of our evangelicals and our secular humanists. He can't be accused of aiming low: He models his statesmanship on Lincoln's. In his May 5 column, he presents our greatest president as "our guide and navigator. Lincoln had enough firm conviction to lead a great moral crusade, but his zeal was tempered by...
  • Herb Brooks Honored With Naming of Rink

    02/24/2005 7:38:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies · 209+ views
    The rink where (Herb) Brooks coached the U.S. Olympic hockey team to its stunning gold-medal victory 25 years ago now bears his name. It was renamed Wednesday night in his honor: 1980 Rink, Herb Brooks Arena. The announcement came 18 months after Brooks was killed in a car accident, which made the moment so very poignant.
  • Brooks was humble hero(Miracle on Ice-25 years later)

    02/22/2005 6:05:16 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 115 replies · 2,144+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 2-22-05 | BRUCE BROTHERS
    Herb Brooks never really grasped the magnitude of what he and a collection of college boys accomplished 25 years ago, Patti Brooks said last week, and he most likely never would have wanted to have the arena where it took place named for him. When the 1980 Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice gold-medal performance was selected the sports event of the 20th century, Herb "was almost incredulous," she recalled. "He just kept repeating that he could not believe that. He was really humble about most things, but I remember he was just so shocked at that one. I don't...
  • Arkansas Supreme Court Taken Hostage by Warring Governors -- Historical.

    02/04/2005 10:19:55 PM PST · by festus · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Arkansas Encyclopedia ^ | Richard Owings
    The coup d'etat was executed with the precision of a military drill. At 11 o'clock on the morning of April 15, 1874, Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Whytock took Brooks' petition filed in protest of the 1872 election, knocked off the dust and without notice to either Baxter or his lawyers, ruled that Brooks was the legal governor. Chief Justice Poker Jack McClure swore Brooks in on the spot, presumably with the same sincerity with which he had performed, the service for Baxter the year before. Within minutes, Brooks, backed by Gen. R.F. Catterson, former commander of the state militia,...
  • Ideals and Reality

    01/21/2005 9:27:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 653+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 22, 2005 | DAVID BROOKS
    OP-ED COLUMNIST If you want to understand America, I hope you were in Washington on Thursday. I hope you heard the high ideals of President Bush's inaugural address, and also saw the stretch Hummer limos heading to the balls in the evening. I hope you heard the president talk about freedom as "the permanent hope of mankind, the hunger in dark places, the longing of the soul," and also saw the drunken, loud and privileged twentysomethings carrying each other piggyback down K Street after midnight. What you saw in Washington that day is what you see in America so often...
  • The New Red-Diaper Babies

    12/07/2004 3:51:25 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 112 replies · 4,538+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2004 | David Brooks
    here is a little-known movement sweeping across the United States. The movement is "natalism."All across the industrialized world, birthrates are falling - in Western Europe, in Canada and in many regions of the United States. People are marrying later and having fewer kids. But spread around this country, and concentrated in certain areas, the natalists defy these trends.They are having three, four or more kids. Their personal identity is defined by parenthood. They are more spiritually, emotionally and physically invested in their homes than in any other sphere of life, having concluded that parenthood is the most enriching and elevating...
  • A Peace Prize Winner Makes War on America (Arundhati Roy: "Osama's Bush's dark doppelganger.")

    12/03/2004 6:23:21 AM PST · by OESY · 7 replies · 570+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 3, 2004 | TUNKU VARADARAJAN
    ...Ms. Roy has just been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.... Ms. Roy made an appeal to people to "become the Iraqi resistance," adding that activists "need to understand that Iraq is engaging in the frontlines of empire and we have to throw our weight behind the Iraqi resistance." Now it cannot have escaped Ms. Roy's attention that the "resistance" of which she speaks -- and which she exhorts the world to "become" -- kills innocent Iraqis daily, by bomb, by gun and by cutlass. Beheading people -- Iraqi and Western, Muslim and infidel -- is the macabre signature of this...
  • Kerry's Cast of Thousands

    09/18/2004 1:42:45 AM PDT · by PajamaGuy · 16 replies · 806+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/18/04 | David Brooks
    Kerry's Cast of Thousands By DAVID BROOKS Across the wine-dark sea they come, honing Kerry's message. They come from Harvard, K Street and the studios of CNN. "Once more into the breach!" they cry, as they join the conference call of thousands. Look at them, these great, unhuddled masses, yearning to wear White House badges. They are consultants, flacks, spinners, strategists, Knights of the Palm lunch table. And yet they come as one, from all corners of the Democratic world, to figure out what John Kerry, age 60, should believe and say. Into the valley of hope ride the 600,...
  • (RINO) Patterson memo riles GOP (Oakland County, Michigan)

    04/29/2004 7:29:46 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 4 replies · 268+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 4-29-04 | Mike Martindale
    <p>Oakland County Republican precinct delegates voted this week to condemn a memo by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson critical of conservative Christians in the Republican Party.</p> <p>In a Nov. 23, 2003 memo to elected county Republicans, Patterson endorsed a political column by Dick Morris titled “The GOP Should Terminate the Christian Right.”</p>
  • Workers in the Shadows

    01/10/2004 4:26:29 AM PST · by Archangelsk · 45 replies · 235+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 011004 | David Brooks
    Workers in the Shadows By DAVID BROOKS Imagine a person 10 times as determined as you are. Picture a guy who will wade across rivers, brave 120-degree boxcars and face vicious smugglers and murderous vigilantes — all to get a job picking fruit for 10 hours a day. That person is the illegal immigrant. Let's call him Sam. This whole immigration debate is about him, the choices he faces and the way he responds. One thing we know about Sam: he will get here. Between 1986 and 1998, Congress increased the Border Patrol's budget sixfold. Over that time the...
  • Files: Calif. Congresswoman Broke Rules

    12/31/2003 7:23:59 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 6 replies · 198+ views
    AP ^ | 12/31/2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) - California Rep. Jane Harman's 1994 campaign for Congress benefited from $21,000 illegally funneled from a Hughes Aircraft Co. fund-raising event, newly released documents show. The records were made public by the Federal Election Commission this week after being discovered during a review of closed enforcement cases, a commission spokesman said.Harman, now the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was never punished because a federal judge said her campaign didn't commit deliberate or serious violations.At issue was an Oct. 29, 1993, fund-raiser Hughes held for Harman at its El Segundo, Calif., headquarters. Corporations are prohibited from donating...
  • Going Native for 2004

    12/06/2003 4:43:40 AM PST · by Archangelsk · 12 replies · 159+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 120603 | David Brooks
    Going Native for 2004 By DAVID BROOKS To: Tom DeLay From: A Concerned Conservative Dear Tom, This week I read that you have abandoned plans to house Republicans safely on a cruise ship off the island of Manhattan during the G.O.P. convention in New York this summer. Have you paused to consider what this will mean? It will mean that instead of spending time in a secure environment offshore, kind, decent Republicans will be wandering innocently among packs of inflamed New York liberals. They'll be subjected to long harangues that rely heavily on the words "multilateral," "Kyoto" and "John...
  • Woman Coach Jailed For Sex With Fla. Students Ordered Freed

    11/18/2003 2:41:09 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 63 replies · 3,246+ views
    local6.com (WKMG-TV) ^ | November 18, 2003 | AP
    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- A high school assistant coach sentenced in March to three years for having sex with two students was ordered released on time served Monday. Jennifer Joy Brooks, 28, will still not be allowed to coach, teach or have any contact with minors and will serve seven years of sex offender probation. She also must undergo psychological treatment, cannot get involved romantically with anyone who has children and cannot have contact with the victims. Brooks had been held after pleading no contest to unlawful sexual activity and committing a lewd and lascivious act. The victims were on...
  • Anti-abortion mailing splits Oakland County Republicans (Brooks v McMillan again)

    11/03/2003 10:39:46 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 369+ views
    AP ^ | 11-03-03
    Anti-abortion mailing splits Oakland County Republicans The Associated Press 11/3/2003, 2:07 a.m. ET FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Postcards bearing a graphic description of an abortion procedure and diagrams of an abortion in progress are at the center of the latest rift among Oakland County Republicans. Republican Oakland County Commissioner Tom McMillin says he spent $1,000 of his own money to print and send the mailers, which target state Rep. Aldo Vagnozzi, D-Farmington Hills, and state Sen. Deborah Cherry, D-Burton. The cards attack Vagnozzi's and Cherry's stance on the dilation and extraction abortion procedure, known as partial-birth abortion to its...
  • Hummers to Harleys

    10/04/2003 6:25:13 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 28 replies · 414+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 100403 | David Brooks
    Hummers to Harleys By DAVID BROOKS f I had any brains I'd make a big investment in Mack Trucks, because Mack now has an opportunity to extend its brand into all sorts of hugely profitable product lines. I foresee a chain of Mack Trucks tapas restaurants, Mack Trucks brand tub tea and Mack Trucks exfoliating sponges for men. There may even be growth possibilities for the trucks themselves, for what else are people going to buy when they start feeling cramped in their Hummers? I had this insight when I realized that we now have this huge population of...
  • Coach of 1980 "Miracle on Ice" killed in accident

    08/11/2003 6:04:07 PM PDT · by dwd1 · 1 replies · 212+ views
    KFWB 980 in Los Angeles
    Rich Brooks, the coach of the 1980 Winter Olympic "Miracle on ICE" was killed in a car accident. He was 66. Last summer, Coach Brooks turned down a multimillion dollar contract with the New York Rangers to be with his family.
  • Centcom chief from family of generals

    04/11/2003 7:57:00 AM PDT · by samkatz · 9 replies · 311+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 4/04/03 | Don Melvin
    By Don Melvin Cox News Service (04-04-03) CAMP AS SAYLIYA, Qatar -- He is tall, confident and unflappable, the television face of the U.S. military's Central Command and the front-line warrior in the critical battle to marshal public support for the war in Iraq. In his daily briefings for reporters at the Central Command forward headquarters in Qatar, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks has shown himself to be a master of both vivid description and impenetrable obfuscation. "The dagger is clearly pointed at the heart of the Baghdad regime," he said as U.S. led forces closed in on the Iraqi capital....
  • CentCom And The Burden Of Fielding Lunatic Questions

    04/09/2003 11:33:35 PM PDT · by TheMole · 10 replies · 212+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 9, 2003 | Tampa Tribune editorial staff
    If medals are awarded for coolness under fire, then the officers of Central Command who face the world press corps daily have earned more than a few. Reporters from all over the world are allowed to ask anything, and some of their questions have been incredible. Here are some that were tossed at Gen. Tommy Franks, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks and Maj. Gen. Victor Renuart in recent days, along with the essence of their replies. March 27. Was this missile site that you've destroyed known to or visited by U.N. weapons inspectors? And, if so, why did you destroy it?...
  • Sober Replies to Speculative Questions [Gen. Vincent Brooks - The Spokesman]

    04/07/2003 7:12:05 AM PDT · by syriacus · 20 replies · 630+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 3, 2003 | John M. Broder
    CAMP SAYLIYA, Qatar, April 3 — Day after day since the beginning of the war, Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks has described the advance of American forces toward Baghdad. Today, General Brooks, the chief military spokesman for Central Command, said that American soldiers were at the gates of the city, ready to enter whenever and wherever they choose. So it was a bit jarring to hear a television reporter from Hong Kong question the general about what would happen if the American offensive suddenly collapsed. "Where would the coalition troops retreat to?" he asked. It was a question ready-made for...
  • General Brooks correctly states Abrahms NOT destroyed in combat (VANITY)

    04/04/2003 5:03:52 AM PST · by Blueflag · 9 replies · 230+ views
    I was very pleased to hear Gen. Brooks correct a reporter who presumed three M1-A1s were DESTROYED in combat. General Brooks correctly stated three were damaged. None were destroyed as a result of combat. A tank can be rendered immobile, stuck or inoperative, but these hulls were not destroyed or listed as total losses AND no crew member has been lost in combat/enemy fire.
  • MOST COMPELLING ARGUMENTS NOT YET MADE FOR WAR WITH IRAQ

    01/25/2003 7:17:34 AM PST · by arthur003 · 33 replies · 530+ views
    THE NEWS HOUR ^ | 01/24/03 | Mark Shields and David Brooks
    JIM LEHRER: And to the analysis of Shields and Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks of the Weekly Standard. David, how do you read these polls? The American public's reaction DAVID BROOKS: That's about what I find when I travel around the country. You go to even Republican areas you find people basically trust the president but they don't really know what it is about. I was even with a military group a couple weeks ago. Trust the president. Don't know what it's about. In part because of the complexity of the missile technology, is this a nuclear...