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  • The Claim: Aloe Vera Gel Can Heal Burns

    09/13/2008 12:15:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 873+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 9, 2008 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    Really? THE FACTS Aloe vera has been a common skin-care remedy since the Greek physician Dioscorides advocated using it for burns in the first century A.D. But only in recent years have scientists conducted research to determine whether it lives up to its reputation. Some have found that aloe contains certain anti-inflammatory compounds and may act as an antibacterial agent. But studies on its effects on minor and moderate burns have been mixed. In 2007, for example, a study in the journal Burns analyzed data from four controlled clinical trials involving a total of 371 patients, some were treated with...
  • $24M verdict upheld in railroad burn case

    04/03/2008 1:35:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies · 270+ views
    Lancaster New Era ^ | April 2, 2008 | JANET KELLEY
    A federal judge has rejected the appeal of a $24.2 million verdict against two railroad companies for injuries suffered by two teenagers climbing on a train car parked near Lancaster in 2002. U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence F. Stengel, who presided over the trial, handed down a 60-page opinion this week rejecting the arguments raised by the responsible railroad companies, Amtrak and Norfolk Southern Corp., denying the companies' request for a new trial or to reduce the amount of the award. The jury could have divided the blame between the young men and the railroad companies, but after the trial...
  • McCain scrambles for Montana strategy (former Sen. Conrad Burns with McCain)

    02/04/2008 12:28:01 PM PST · by moderate_conservative · 19 replies · 179+ views
    missoulian.com ^ | MATT GOURAS
    HELENA - Republicans say John McCain now has a better chance in Montana's unique GOP caucus - open to only about 2,000 party volunteers and officeholders - after getting rid of a state chairman many in that group saw as a traitor. McCain dumped Montana's maverick lieutenant governor recently in favor of former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, much more popular with GOP insiders despite losing his re-election bid in 2006 amid suspicions over connections to a Washington, D.C., lobbying scandal. The move comes as McCain has spent time and money nailing down his conservative credentials in other states. In Montana,...
  • Scots ask US to lift haggis ban

    01/20/2008 9:33:32 AM PST · by Stoat · 148 replies · 1,052+ views
    The BBC ^ | January 20, 2008
    Scots ask US to lift haggis ban   Haggis, traditionally eaten on Burns night, is banned in the US The Scottish Government is considering asking the United States to rethink its ban on haggis imports. Imports of Scotland's iconic dish were banned by the US in 1989 in the wake of the BSE scare because it contains offal ingredients such as sheep lungs. Only an offal-free version of haggis is available in the US. The move would be backed by renowned haggis maker Macsween, which believes the American market could be a very lucrative one. A Scottish Government spokeswoman...
  • Tribute to McCains South Carolina Win ( Vanity)

    01/19/2008 7:01:16 PM PST · by Candor7 · 30 replies · 86+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 19 January 2008 | Candor Seven
    Ode Tae A Fart Oh whit a sleekit horrible beastie lurks in your belly after the feastie Jist as you sit doon amang yer kin There starts tae stir an enormous win’ ***************************** The neeps ‘n’tatties ‘n’ mushy peas Start workin’ like a gentle breeze But soon the puddin’ wi the sauncie face Will hae ye blowin ‘a’ ower the place ****************************** Nae matter whit the hell ye dae A’bodys gonny huv tae pay Even when ye try tae stifle It’s like a bullet oot a rifle ************************* Ye hawd yer bum ticht tae the chair An try tae stop...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • New Hope for Chronically Wounded (adult stem cells)

    01/07/2008 10:06:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 103+ views
    scenta ^ | 07 Jan 2008
    A new surgical technique pioneered at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy in Leipzig may allow for patients to receive grafted ‘artificial’ skin grown using their own cells. The procedure, called the EpiDex® technique, has been developed with euroderm GmbH, and could replace traditional treatments which involve taking skin from another part of the patient’s body. If successful, the new process would eliminate the additional scarring, with which patients suffer at the donor area (usually the thigh), but would still have the same chances of success for the graft taking. “If we produce this skin using the recently approved EpiDex®...
  • Sullivan history in documentary in error (The War)

    09/24/2007 1:13:50 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 27 replies · 646+ views
    WATERLOO --- The first installment of Ken Burns' long awaited seven-part World War II documentary, "The War," which aired on PBS Sunday night, captivated many but contained one error that caught the attention of some Cedar Valley residents. Local viewers noted that the show' first installment, "A Necessary War," mistakenly stated that the five Sullivan Brothers, who enlisted in 1941 and were killed Nov. 13, 1942, were from Fredericksburg, Iowa, and not Waterloo. The confusion probably arose because Bill Ball of Fredericksburg, a good friend of the Sullivans, was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. His death, according to...
  • The triumph of love

    08/31/2007 12:10:38 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 7 replies · 608+ views
    The US marine Ty Ziegel suffered horrific burns in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq. After months in hospital, he was eventually able to return home — and marry his childhood sweetheart. By Sarah Baxter. Photographs by Nina Berman When Marine Sergeant Ty Ziegel woke up from his coma, he was still in a fog of drugs. He knew his fiancée, Renee, was there and sensed her love for him. She had been playing with his feet because there was so little of him she could touch. He was told of his injuries but was so out of it, he...
  • PBS answers call for more Latinos in "War"

    07/11/2007 10:35:38 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 500+ views
    reuters ^ | Jul 12, 2007 | Barry Garron
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The war over "The War" is over and a truce has been declared. After pointed criticism by Latino groups that the much-awaited documentary on America during World War II made too little mention of Latino contributions, executive producer Ken Burns added nearly a half-hour of new material. "We honored what was legitimate about their concerns," Burns said during the PBS portion of the Television Critics Assn.'s summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. "We've done more than we were asked or expected to," he said. "We were planning to add additional stories...
  • South Dakota fire kills 1, burns homes

    07/08/2007 11:38:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 254+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/07 | Carson Walker - ap
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A blaze in southwestern South Dakota killed one person and destroyed 20 homes Sunday, and hundreds of people have evacuated homes in the paths of fires in Nevada and Washington state. Residents of about 50 homes had fled the wildfire burning near Hot Springs that also had injured two firefighters, state and federal officials said. Roughly 8 square miles had burned since the fire started Saturday. The 8,000-acre wildfire in northern Nevada was threating up to eight blocks of homes in the town of Winnemucca, about 170 miles east of Reno. "It's right up to the...
  • Angora Wildfire Rages; (165) Homes Burned Near South Lake Tahoe (over 750 acres so far),

    06/24/2007 6:17:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 253 replies · 22,414+ views
    KTVN Channel 2 Reno ^ | 6/24/07 | Jason Pasco
    A wildfire is raging out of control near South Lake Tahoe. The Angora Fire is burning near North Upper Truckee Road. That is near the Tahoe Paradise Subdivision. So far, the fire has burned more than 500 acres and is spreading rapidly due to strong winds. 50 homes have been burned by the fire so far and more are threatened. An evacuation center has been set up at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center. That's near the ice arena. The whole area along Upper Truckee Road is evacuated. Highway 50 is closed at Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Firefighters are attacking this...
  • Fire in Sequoia forest burns 2,400 acres (Horse Meadow evacuated as Goldledge Fire inches its way)

    06/05/2007 8:02:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 620+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/07 | AP
    SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. - Firefighters were trying to contain a wildfire that had burned about 2,400 acres of grass and brush in Sequoia National Forest and was spreading into wooded areas Monday. Officials asked residents in a recreation area called Horse Meadow to evacuate their cabins and trailers after the Goldledge Fire inched about a mile away from the private property, said Geri Adams, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. "We're getting some really strong winds and the humidity is low, so the fire is really active," she said. The fire started across the street from the Goldledge Campgrounds on...
  • Pakistan On Brink Of Disaster As Karachi Burns

    05/12/2007 8:22:07 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 1,992+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-12-2007 | Isambard Wilinson - Massoud Ansari
    Pakistan on brink of disaster as Karachi burns By Isambard Wilkinson and Massoud Ansari in Karachi, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 11:37pm BST 12/05/2007 Chaos gripped the streets of Karachi yesterday as gun battles left at least 31 people dead and hundreds more injured, threatening a complete breakdown of law and order in Pakistan's largest and most volatile city. With plumes of black smoke billowing over the city of 12 million people, there were extraordinary scenes as gunmen on motorbikes pumped bullets into crowds demonstrating against Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, while police stood by and watched. Gun battles left at least...
  • Wisconsin man burned copying stunt from 'Jackass' movie(Genital Burns - Owwww!)

    03/08/2007 10:26:17 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 1,661+ views
    Attempts to duplicate a movie stunt landed one man in the hospital with burned genitals and another facing criminal charges. The men were trying to do a stunt from one of the "Jackass'' movies, in which a character lights his genitals on fire. Jared W. Anderson, 20, suffered serious burns to his hands and genitals, according to the criminal complaint. Randell D. Peterson, 43, who sprayed lighter fluid on Anderson and lit him on fire, was charged with felony battery and first-degree reckless endangerment Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court. Witnesses told police that Anderson, who was drunk, volunteered to...
  • NYT Bureau Chief John Burns (Positive) Charlie Rose Iraq Interview

    01/26/2007 9:34:35 PM PST · by beyond the sea · 28 replies · 977+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 1/27/07 | self
    I just wanted to let anyone who reads this know that: NYT Bureau Chief John Burns, who has seen more of Iraq than any other reporter, and is described by Ed Koch as, “ The most respected war correspondent in Iraq ........................ who seems to discuss the war in Iraq nightly on New York City television stations. You can’t mistake him. While the U.S. soldiers he regularly describes have G.I. haircuts, his hair has the look of an unshorn Merino sheep.”Anyhow, and I didn’t see it (apparently the video is available) but Mr. Burns was on The Charlie Rose Show...
  • Burns: We Have to Confront Iran

    01/22/2007 12:40:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 742+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 21, 2007
    Burns: We have to confront Iran By HAVIV RETTIG Jan. 21, 2007 Iran must be confronted, the No. 2 official in the State Department said at the Herzliya Conference on Sunday, shortly after a five-hour meeting with Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, in charge of Israel's strategic dialogue with the US. US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns said, "We have to confront Iran." Iran, Burns said on the first day of the conference, "is our most important challenge, a country with a radical agenda, a president that asserts that the Holocaust did not occur." Live video feed from...
  • Russian billionaire seriously injured in Ferrari wipe-out

    12/12/2006 1:51:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 68 replies · 5,424+ views
    London Times ^ | 11/27/06 | Charles Bremner
    <p>French police are investigating a car crash involving a billionaire Russian parliamentarian who was critically injured when his Ferrari slammed into a tree on the Mediterranean seafront in Nice.</p> <p>Suleyman Kerimov, 40, a far rightwing member of the State Duma from Dagestan, was said by police to have lost control of the car as he sped on Saturday in rain along the Promenade des Anglais, the Riviera’s most celebrated thoroughfare.</p>
  • BBC: US diplomat calls for Iran action ~ called on members of the UN Security Council ......

    12/04/2006 5:32:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 421+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 4 December 2006, 22:28 GMT | BBC Staff
    US diplomat calls for Iran action Iran insists that it nuclear programme aims to provide energy A senior US diplomat has hit out at Iran and called on members of the UN Security Council to agree on economic sanctions against Tehran.At a summit in Brussels, Nicholas Burns called Iran "the major disruptive, negative force in the Middle East". The five permanent Security Council members plus Germany are to meet on Tuesday to discuss a sanctions package. The council recommended sanctions after Iran failed to comply with a deadline for refusing to end uranium enrichment. However, France indicated that the...
  • Burns refuses to concede, wants more ballots counted

    11/08/2006 3:01:35 PM PST · by george76 · 165 replies · 5,728+ views
    Missoulian State Bureau ^ | November 08 2006 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON and JENNIFER McKEE,
    Defeated U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., refused to concede Wednesday saying there remain votes yet to be counted in his tight race against the declared winner, Democrat Jon Tester. Burns, who has not commented to reporters on the race since the votes were counted Tuesday night, released a statement at 1:47 p.m. “Jon Tester ran a good race and has the lead right now, but it is extremely close,” Burns said. “The state of Montana has a process in place, and it is our obligation to see it through. There are still votes out there that deserve to be counted....
  • MT Senate Race seems to be still in play

    11/08/2006 1:55:38 PM PST · by duckhunter1999 · 37 replies · 3,369+ views
    MT Senate Race seems to be still in play
  • Yellowstone County is in, Tester is still 3000 votes ahead [Mod note: Incorrect]

    11/08/2006 4:01:12 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 43 replies · 2,988+ views
    MT Secretary of State ^ | 11/8/06 | MT Secretary of State
    Yellowstone provided 1100 votes for Burns, leaving Tester 3100 votes ahead. Two counties are still out ... Maegher which gave Bush a 500 vote margin in 2004, and Beaverhead which gave Bush a 1900 vote margin. I don't think Burns will catch up when these two counties are added in. Funny isn't it, how one or the other party seems to win all the close ones in Senate races.
  • Montana is NOT over!

    11/07/2006 11:37:52 PM PST · by balch3 · 155 replies · 8,206+ views
    vanity | 11 08, 2006 | vanity
    Burns's campaign is saying the uncounted votes are from their strenth areas. This could still go either way!
  • CRITICAL for close Senate seats!!! PLEASE spread this around!!!

    11/07/2006 7:13:45 AM PST · by TexasPatriot8 · 16 replies · 1,255+ views
    About to get out and doing whatever is to be done to help out today, but before going, I wanted to pass this along to those in the close Senate states that don't know it. Justice Stevens is NOT in good health. Check this thread out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1733273/posts . Someone in his family has reported that his health is bad, and has some kind of illness, and at 86 that's very serious. The Senate races in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Montana, Rhode Island are even more important with this news. Justice Stevens WILL NOT BE ON THE SUPREME COURT...
  • Republican leaders believe their legendary ‘secret weapon' will turn the tide for Burns

    11/06/2006 8:36:22 AM PST · by Coop · 6 replies · 960+ views
    Conrad Burns for Senate/Missoulian ^ | 11/5/06 | Charles S. Johnson
    HELENA - Republican Sen. Conrad Burns may be facing the political fight of his life, but calm GOP operatives believe they have a secret weapon that will push him over the top in Tuesday's vote. For the first time, Republicans in Montana are putting into place the national party's vaunted 72-Hour Task Force for the final three days of the campaign, state GOP executive director Chuck Denowh said. It may be the party's ace in the hole. The highly sophisticated targeting, voter identification and get-out-the-vote program, or GOTV, was developed in the wake of the extremely tight 2000 presidential race....
  • GOP has the edge in state [MONTANA]

    11/05/2006 8:27:33 PM PST · by Alex1977 · 90 replies · 2,732+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | JENNIFER McKEE
    HELENA - Montanans say they are slightly more likely to vote for Republicans than Democrats in the state's legislative races, a new Gazette State Poll shows. By a margin of five points, 47 percent to 42 percent, voters said they were more likely to vote for Republicans. That edge is greater than the poll's margin of error - plus- or minus-4 points - but not so large that Republicans have a clear lead. Only 11 percent of those surveyed said they weren't sure which party they would support. The split reflects the makeup of the Montana Legislature. Currently, the state's...
  • Poll: Burns, Tester in dead heat

    11/04/2006 3:14:36 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 82 replies · 1,764+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | November 4, 2006 | Charles Johnson
    HELENA - After months of campaigning and millions of dollars of advertising, it all comes down to this: Republican Sen. Conrad Burns and Democratic challenger Jon Tester are running dead even, a new Gazette State Poll shows. A telephone poll of 625 registered and likely Montana voters shows each man favored by 47 percent of respondents. Five percent of the voters are undecided, while Libertar-ian Stan Jones was the pick of 1 percent. The poll was taken from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C, for the Gazette State Bureau. It has a...
  • Remarks by the President at Montana Victory 2006 Rally [Text of Speech]

    11/03/2006 2:10:08 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 16 replies · 505+ views
    White House ^ | November 2, 2006 | President Of The United States George W. Bush
    Remarks by the President at Montana Victory 2006 Rally MetraPark Arena Billings, Montana 11:27 A.M. MDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for the warm welcome. It's good to be in a part of the world where the cowboy hats outnumber the ties. (Applause.) And I'm proud to be here in Big Sky country, with a fine United States Senator in Conrad Burns. (Applause.) You might call him a plain-spoken fellow. (Laughter.) As a matter of fact, I've heard some of them say that he's a little rough on the English language. (Laughter.) Where have I heard that before? (Laughter.) Conrad, I'm...
  • Cheney applauds Burns at Kalispell rally

    11/02/2006 12:57:04 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 10 replies · 514+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | November 1, 2006 | Associated Press
    KALISPELL - Hoping to help sway Montana's undecided voters in a close Senate election, Vice President Dick Cheney came to the Flathead Valley on Wednesday for the second time since August to stump for Republican Sen. Conrad Burns, considered by many to be one of the most vulnerable incumbents. At a rally for Burns and other Republican candidates, Cheney warned that the loss of party stalwarts like Burns this year could lead to a Democratic-controlled Congress - and that, he said, would mean higher taxes and less security. "The stakes of this campaign are high," Cheney said. "The stakes are...
  • Vice President's Remarks at a Montana Victory Rally [Text of Speech]

    11/02/2006 12:10:13 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 9 replies · 528+ views
    Office of the Vice President - White House ^ | November 1, 2006 | United States Vice President Richard B. Cheney
    Vice President's Remarks at a Montana Victory Rally Majestic Valley Arena Kallispell, MT 5:06 P.M. MST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate that warm welcome to Kalispell, Montana. (Applause.) It's almost enough to make me want to run for office again. Almost. (Laughter.) But it's great to be with you back in Big Sky Country. And I came straight from Washington this afternoon. I bring greetings to the good folks of the Flathead Valley from President George W. Bush. (Applause.) And of course, I'm delighted to be on the stage and share some time with...
  • Bush's planned visit excites GOP [Appearing in Billings, MT for Senator Burns on Nov. 2nd]

    11/01/2006 10:41:50 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 35 replies · 768+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | November 1, 2006 | JIM GRANSBERY
    President George W. Bush is spending the latter part of this week campaigning in the West for congressional candidates. Thursday, Bush will be at the MetraPark Arena in Billings. Members of the public attending the event will be admitted to the building between 8 and 10:30 a.m., after which the doors will be closed. Bush's touch-and-go on behalf of Sen. Conrad Burns, Rep. Denny Rehberg and local Republican candidates will cost the Montana Republican Party several thousand dollars. "I am not entirely sure" how much, said Chuck Denowh, executive director of the state GOP. "But we will pay for all...
  • "He was for the joke before he was against it." Cheney Speech in MT today!!

    11/01/2006 10:26:25 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 49 replies · 2,779+ views
    NRO ^ | KLO
    "He was for the joke before he was against it." [Kathryn Jean Lopez] VPOTUS Cheney in Montana, as prepared for delivery: Time and time again, we're seeing examples of Democratic Party leaders apparently having lost their perspective concerning the nature of the enemy we face, and the need to wage this fight aggressively. No sharper example can be found than the Democratic Party chairman himself, Howard Dean, who said the capture of Saddam Hussein didn't make America any safer. And maybe it should be no surprise that such a party would turn its back on a man like Senator Joe...
  • Bush Shows Potency in Rallying the Faithful

    10/29/2006 10:42:50 PM PST · by Alex1977 · 7 replies · 877+ views
    NYSlimes ^ | October 30, 2006
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 — For all the talk about the political baggage that President Bush carries this year, his stop in Indiana on Saturday showed that he could still turn on — and, White House strategists say, turn out — the most faithful party voters. Women screamed his name, men chanted “U.S.A.,” and no one doubted that the 4,000 people packed into a high school gymnasium for a rally in Sellersburg were primed to urge friends and neighbors to vote on Nov. 7 for Representative Mike Sodrel, who won his seat by just 1,300 votes two years ago. The scene...
  • Poll shows Barrow, Burns in close race [GEORGIA - CD 12]

    10/29/2006 8:17:42 PM PST · by Alex1977 · 18 replies · 1,018+ views
    ATLANTA - With just over a week to go before Election Day, the match-up between U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Savannah, and former Congressmen Max Burns remains extremely tight, according to poll results announced Friday. The latest survey in the 12th District congressional race shows Barrow with a slight edge over Burns - 42 percent to 39 percent - among voters who say they will cast ballots on Nov. 7. But considering that the margin of error is 6 percentage points, the poll indicates the two candidates are running neck and neck. A high number of respondents - 19 percent -...
  • Montana Senate: Tester Holds Slim Lead Over Burns [Nothing is lost: vote!]

    10/29/2006 11:49:36 AM PST · by Alex1977 · 17 replies · 1,056+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 29, 2006
    Democrat John Tester The campaign of Republican Senator Conrad Burns has inched forward in recent few weeks. But the third Rasmussen Reports poll this month of Montana's closely watched U.S. Senate race shows that Democrat Jon Tester is still slightly ahead, 51% to 47% (see crosstabs). When leaners are included, it’s Tester by three, 51% to 48%. Montana remains in the Toss-Up category for our Senate Balance of Power summary. Tester led by seven points on October 11, and by just two on October 18. We have polled this race more than a dozen times in 2006 and Senator Burns...
  • Who Jon Tester is and why we must help Conrad Burns defeat him

    10/26/2006 9:39:23 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies · 523+ views
    Mt-gop ^ | Oct. 26, 2006 | self
    Don't let the flat top haircut fool you. Jon Tester is a much a liberal as Barney Frank. This material is from mt-gop@mailman.montana.com Read this material and you will see why we must support Senator Burns. Send him a donation today. A tour of liberal locales and encounters with left wing lunatics “Tonight Jon Tester was on the road, rolling into San Francisco to be the guest of honor at a fundraiser hosted by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. While Tester was the toast of the town tonight, he was also joined by a certified sweetheart of the liberals -...
  • UNREPORTED IN HOT SENATE RACES: Democrats broke while Republicans' powder is dry

    10/25/2006 8:38:08 AM PDT · by dangus · 65 replies · 3,842+ views
    Analysis of FEC reports ^ | 10/25/06 | Dangus
    One must be careful to make too much of a given Senate candidate appearing broke at the 3rd-quarter FEC filing time. After all, the national parties and major donors can rescue a strong candidate’s foundering finances. And certain costs, such as advertising, may even still have been paid up front. But when so many candidates from one party, who have been very strong, are suddenly out of cash, while the other party is cash-rich, something may be afoot. In this case, the Republicans continue to use their strategy which produced surprise wins in 2002 and 2004: They are keeping their...
  • Montana Senate Race: Conrad Burns (R-Incumbent) Within 3 Points of John Tester (D)!

    10/20/2006 7:53:30 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 55 replies · 1,249+ views
    Rasmussen Reports via Real Clear Politics | 10-19-06 | Rasmussen Reports
    Rasmussen Reports now has Burns within 3 points of Tester - basically margin-of-error. Although a tie may be too good to be true at this time, this seems to coincide with the slow and slight tweak in Burns' direction seen in recent MT polls. In other words - striking distance. GOTV will have to be perfect, as the Democrats have a pretty damn good GOTV machine in Montana. Also updated - Fleming now has Chafee down just 4 points in RI. This is again a sign of a very small and overcomable deficit. GOTV in RI could also be key....
  • Let's FREEP this poll!

    10/14/2006 4:38:50 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 43 replies · 1,108+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | October 14, 2006 | Billings Gazette
    Poll is located on the right hand column of the front page: Question: Which US Senate candidate would bring more jobs to the state?Choices are: Conrad Burns (R) Jon Tester (D) Stan Jones (I) 
  • Senate candidates debate in Montana (Media Bias Alert!)

    10/13/2006 2:20:26 AM PDT · by Alex1977 · 12 replies · 537+ views
    AP ^ | MATT GOURAS
    HELENA, Mont. - Democratic Senate candidate Jon Tester said the U.S. needs stronger diplomatic efforts to deal with North Korea and Iran, while incumbent Conrad Burns argued in Thursday's debate that Cold War methods of deterrence work best. Tester, who has a slight edge in the race four weeks before the election, differed sharply with Burns on issues ranging from the federal deficit and the war in Iraq to tax cuts and ethics. Burns, who is seeking a fourth term, said the U.S. can handle the threat of terrorists coming out of Iran and North Korea's apparent development of a...
  • The most exciting Senate races this November I

    10/08/2006 2:22:25 AM PDT · by qlangley · 7 replies · 347+ views
    QuentinLangley.net ^ | 27 September 2006 | Quentin Langley
    Democrat targets The President’s approval ratings remain low and generic polls (“which party would you be most likely to vote for?”) give an edge to the Democrats, though perhaps by less than in the summer. So the seats most likely to change hands are ones the Democrats are targeting. Montana ought to be safe for the Republicans, and with another candidate, it would be. But Conrad Burns has been linked to uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, now convicted of corrupting public officials. Burns has been trailing for some time, and Montana now pips Pennsylvania as the Democrats best hope of a pick...
  • Polls find Democrats ahead in 3 vital states (Mason-Dixon, DeWine -2, Burns -7, Corker -1)

    09/30/2006 10:13:58 PM PDT · by okstate · 132 replies · 2,407+ views
    The State ^ | 1 October 2006 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — Democrats are slightly ahead of Republican incumbents in three election battleground states that will help determine control of the Senate, a series of polls released Sunday showed. In Montana, Democrat Jon Tester had the support of 47 percent of registered voters, while incumbent Republican Sen. Conrad Burns had the support of 40 percent. In Ohio, Democrat Rep. Sherrod Brown had 45 percent of registered voters, while incumbent Republican Sen. Mike DeWine had 43 percent. In Tennessee, Democratic Rep. Harold Ford Jr. had 43 percent, and former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker, the Republican Senate nominee, had 42 percent. Democrats...
  • Ex-security chief [Tom Ridge] criticizes Tester [who vows to repeal 'Patriot Act' if elected]

    09/28/2006 3:49:57 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 21 replies · 958+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | September 28, 2006 | JENNIFER McKEE
    HELENA - Tom Ridge, the former and first head of the federal Department of Homeland Security, took after Democratic Senate candidate Jon Tester on Wednesday, saying his call to repeal the federal Patriot Act is "ludicrous." Ridge, who said he was asked by former Republican Montana Gov. Marc Racicot to share his views with Montana reporters, said Tester's recent call to repeal the Patriot Act is "unfathomable, almost inexplicable." Tester, a Big Sandy farmer and current president of the Montana Senate, is challenging U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont. In a debate with Burns in Butte on Saturday, Tester said he...
  • Tester files debate complaint [Tester cries to his lawyer after losing his debate]

    09/28/2006 3:33:57 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 6 replies · 887+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON
    HELENA - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Tester's campaign filed a complaint Tuesday charging that a corporate sponsor with close ties to Republican Sen. Conrad Burns received premium reserved seats at a Butte debate in violation of federal election law. Montanans for Tester filed the six-page complaint with the Federal Election Commission over what happened in a debate between Tester and Burns Saturday night in Butte. The Montana Standard, Resodyn Corp. and Rhodia Chemical Co., sponsored the debate, with Resodyn and Rhodia each paying $200 to help rent the theater, while the Standard kicked in the other $100, plus some...
  • Montana Senate Poll: Tester Leads Burns by 9 Points (Rasmussen)

    09/14/2006 1:20:36 PM PDT · by okstate · 66 replies · 1,863+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 14 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    This poll is still on Rasmussen premium, but RCP leaked the numbers. Tester (D) .... 52 percent Burns (R) ..... 43 percent Undecided ..... 5 percent 500 Likely Voters, finished on September 12th, 2006.
  • Conrad Burns Re-Election Vanity Thread.

    09/04/2006 11:44:08 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 6 replies · 504+ views
    Vanity | 9-4-06 | TitansAFC
    Because Conrad Burns has been a reliable Conservative in the Senate and more attention needs to be focused on saving this Senate seat. Burns' ratings: NARAL: 0% National Right to Life Committee 100% American Civil Liberties Union: 0% U.S. Chamber of Commerce: 94% National Education Association: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 5% Christian Coalition: 100% Cato Institute: 70% National Rifle Association: A American Public Health Association: 10% American Land Rights Association: 100% AFL-CIO: 29% Rick Santorum is a hero of mine, and deserves the attention he's getting from Freepers and Conservative blogs. But let's not overlook the less-often heard Conservative...
  • Poll shows Burns and Tester locked in tight race (Gallup, Tester up 3)

    09/01/2006 10:27:04 PM PDT · by okstate · 31 replies · 1,352+ views
    Helena Independent Record ^ | 1 September 2006 | AP
    HELENA - A new poll shows GOP incumbent U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns locked in a statistical tie with Democratic challenger Jon Tester. The USA Today/Gallup Poll released Friday shows likely voters favor Tester 48 percent to Burns' 45 percent, inside the poll's margin of error of 4 percentage points. Registered voters favored Burns 44 percent to 42 percent, again inside the margin of error. The telephone survey of 870 registered voters was taken Aug. 23-Aug. 27, and included a subsample of 641 people deemed most likely to vote in November.
  • Worker falls into acid vat

    08/24/2006 12:58:26 PM PDT · by rface · 49 replies · 2,777+ views
    The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune ^ | August 24, 2006 | GREG MILLER
    A 22-year-old man fell into a vat of chemicals at a Centralia (Missouri) company and was airlifted to University Hospital with acid burns all over his body. Thomas Antle was working at the A.B. Chance Co. plant at 210 N. Allen St. when he fell into a large container of ammonium chloride about 9:30 p.m. yesterday, Boone County Fire Protection Division Chief Gale Blomenkamp said. Antle was in serious condition this afternoon. A.B. Chance makes earth anchors for the electric utility and pipeline industries. After being pulled from the container, Antle was put in a decontamination shower. "It’s all over...
  • Kemp stumps for Burns in Billings

    08/22/2006 8:45:17 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 7 replies · 430+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | August 22, 2006 | Billings Gazette Staff
    Former professional football quarterback and vice-presidential candidate Jack Kemp stumped for Sen. Conrad Burns in Billings on Monday. "Conrad is quite a character," Kemp told an audience of mostly senior citizens at a conference billed as a health care forum and hosted by Burns. "As we all know, I love him. I appreciate him." Burns, a Republican, is running for his fourth term in the U.S. Senate in a heated race against Democrat Jon Tester. Kemp, 71, played for the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills before being elected to the House of Representatives from New York in 1971. He...
  • Senator Jokes About House Painter

    08/22/2006 4:03:04 PM PDT · by Dane · 35 replies · 1,537+ views
    AP, CBS ^ | August 22, 2006 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    Senator Jokes About House Painter Montana Republican calls his house painter 'nice little Guatemalan man' WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2006 By By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WriterAssociated Press Writer Associated Press Writer (AP) Republican Sen. Conrad Burns, whose re-election campaign is pressing for tighter immigration controls, referred to his house painter as "a nice little Guatemalan man" and suggested that worker as well as employees of a roofing company he hired might be in the country illegally. "The other day, the little fella who does our maintenance work around the house, he's from Guatemala, and I said, 'Could I see...