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  • Obama administration reportedly allowed NSA to gather Americans' Internet data until 2011

    The Obama administration allowed the National Security Agency to gather Americans’ Internet information, including emails, until 2011 under a secret program launched by President George W. Bush, according to newly leaked documents. The data collection was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. An official confirmed its existence to the Associated Press. The NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011 because it did not do what was needed to stop terrorist attacks, according to the NSA's director. Gen. Keith Alexander, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, said all data was purged at...
  • Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton

    06/27/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia. It could be an awkward encounter for the two, both of whom are mentioned as 2016 presidential nominees for their respective parties. Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women. The former secretary of State is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the next presidential election, but has made no political moves since leaving the...
  • Bush advisor: Hastings crash ‘consistent with a car cyberattack’

    06/26/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    RT ^ | June 25, 2013
    A former cybersecurity advisor to President George W. Bush says a sophisticated computer hack could have been the cause of the automobile accident that claimed the life of journalist Michael Hastings last week in Los Angeles. Richard Clarke, a State Department official-turned-special advisor to several United States presidents, said the early morning auto crash last Tuesday was "consistent with a car cyberattack,” raising new questions about the death of the award-winning journalist. Hastings died last week when his 2013 Mercedes C250 coupe collided with a tree in Los Angeles, California on the morning of June 18. He was reportedly traveling...
  • Jeb Bush: Obama ‘Utter and Complete Failure’

    06/26/2013 10:52:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 6/26/13 | Bill Hoffmann
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, sounding more and more like a presidential candidate in 2016, tore into President Barack Obama, calling his administration “an utter and complete failure.” Bush was the keynote speaker Tuesday night at the Conservative Party of New York State’s 51st Annual Dinner in New York City, where he received the Charles M. Edison Memorial Award, named after inventor Thomas Edison’s son, a former New Jersey governor and secretary of the Navy. Also receiving the Charles M. Edison Award Tuesday night was Christopher Ruddy, the founder and CEO of Newsmax Media Inc. Ruddy called the award “an...
  • Fox puts Palin back in the spotlight (Above average Leftist Maryland hogwash)

    06/26/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Carroll County Times ^ | June 26, 2013 | Tom Zirpoli
    She’s back. That would be former Alaskan half-term governor and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, of course. She is back on Fox News. Evidently the folks over at Fox didn’t think they were fair and balanced enough toward the Republican side of the aisle. Of course, not all Republicans are happy with Palin’s return. Gearing up for the 2014 congressional races and the 2016 presidential race, the last thing moderate Republicans want is to remind everyone why they didn’t vote for the Republican ticket in 2008. With the exception of folks in red states or congressional districts, Palin doesn’t do...
  • Bono: George Bush, evangelicals saved 9 million AIDS victims

    06/24/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner' Washington Secrets ^ | June 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God. "This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday. Talking freely about God, his marriage, and his relationship with Jesus in the interview provided in advance to Secrets, Bono...
  • Has Jeb's Time Come? Genes, family history & shifting demographics explain why Bush may run in 2016

    06/21/2013 2:19:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | The July 1, 2013 Issue | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • Kerry Doesn’t Thank Bush at PEPFAR Celebration

    06/18/2013 12:35:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Wash. Free Beacon ^ | 6/18/13 | staff
    On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at PEPFAR’s 10th anniversary celebration. During his opening remarks, Kerry thanked both Democrats and Republicans for their involvement in the program and for their bipartisanship. However, Kerry forgot to thank a key proponent of PEPFAR, President George W. Bush. PEPFAR, which stands for the ‘President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief ‘ was established by Bush and committed over $15 billion dollars to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Additionally, PEPFAR’s website cites President Bush for originally introducing the legislation in 2003, which has been described as “the largest commitment in history by any...
  • Why Sarah Palin actually matters again: Gov. is the smiley face of white backlash (Joan Walsh alert)

    06/17/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | June 17, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Sarah Palin is back! Not only did she get another Fox News contract, she was the star of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Conference this past weekend for her slashing attacks not only on President Obama and Democrats but on Republican sellouts (and 2016 hopefuls) like Jeb Bush. Watching Palin gleefully take on Bush, who made a dumb comment about needing immigration reform because immigrants are “more fertile” than native-born Americans, I realized that Palin’s star really is rising again, at a time of heightened racial insecurity on the white far-right. They need a hero, and here she is again....
  • Liberals upset plane carrying George W. Bush didn't crash, kill former president

    06/17/2013 9:42:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | june 17, 2013 | joe newby
    On Saturday, a plane carrying former President George W. Bush was diverted to Louisville, Ky., after the pilot smelled smoke, CNN reported. The aircraft landed safely and no one was hurt, but liberals were upset the plane did not crash and kill the former president, Twitchy reported Sunday. "What a shame George Bush's plane landed safely," one Twitter user said. "Dang bush plane made emergency landing. He has good pilots with his stanking a*s (sic)," added another Twitter user. "Too bad it didn't crash," said "Jay." Some readers at CNN also appeared upset that Bush survived the incident. "We need...
  • Jeb Bush: U.S. economy needs immigrants because they’re ‘more fertile’

    06/14/2013 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Windflier · 305 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) argued Wednesday that the United States should pass immigration reform because the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants, and immigrants are “more fertile.” “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” Bush said immigrants are an advantage that the United States has over China, Europe and Japan, which don’t have the same...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Jailed Qwest CEO claimed that NSA retaliated because he wouldn’t participate in spy program

    06/16/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    While National Security Agency’s harvesting of telephone data is often defended as a necessary component of post-9/11 national security, old court documents claim the spy agency was putting such a program into place months before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In court papers filed during his 2007 insider trading trial, former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio claimed that Denver-based Qwest was denied lucrative NSA contracts he believed to be worth $50-$100 million, after Nacchio refused to involve Qwest in a secret NSA program that he thought would be illegal. Subsequent reporting at the time revealed that it was a domestic...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush calls Hillary a "formidable force on the left"

    06/14/2013 5:32:53 PM PDT · by Makana · 41 replies
    The Brody File - CBC ^ | June 14, 2013 | David Brody
    In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush says that, “Hillary Clinton is a formidable force on the left.” We sat down with Jeb Bush Friday morning at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event in DC. If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he will most likely be considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. The full story on Jeb Bush runs Monday on The 700 Club.
  • Get Over It! Al Gore Was Never Going To Be President...And, Here's Why...

    06/13/2013 3:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Megan McCardle, writing in The Daily Beast, wrote today in an article entitled 'No, Democrats Did Not Just Want to "Count All the Votes" in the 2000 Election': 'Ironically, I suspect that if Gore had simply unilaterally requested a statewide manual recount, or the Florida Supreme Court had forced one upon him, the United States Supreme Court would have probably stayed out of it. But they didn’t, and as they say, the rest is history.' And, it still wouldn’t have made any difference. For all of the rending of garments by Al Gore and the rest of the Left and...
  • We've Been Played on Immigration

    06/13/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 99 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 6-13-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We go to immigration. In a remarkable turn of events, all eight Gang of Eight members voted to table the Grassley amendment, to have control of the border for six months before the amnesty kicks in. And, by the way, don't call it amnesty. It isn't amnesty. That's the latest claim from the powers that be. The Grassley amendment to the Gang of Eight bill simply said we would gain control of the border for six months before any other aspect of the bill -- which is exactly what we were told was supported from the get-go....
  • George W. Bush back in favor? His ratings make a surprising jump

    06/13/2013 8:09:49 AM PDT · by max americana · 12 replies
    YAHOO/Christian Science Monitor ^ | JULY 13, 2013 | Chelsea B. Sheasley
    Former president George W. Bush’s popularity is ticking up. For the first time since 2005, Americans’ opinions of him are more positive than negative. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found 49 percent of Americans view him favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. Mr. Bush has chosen to remain largely out of the public eye since leaving the White House. He told CNN last year that “Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful but I have no desire for fame and power any more.” When Bush left office in January 2009, he had a 40 percent favorable...
  • Bush's Ari Fleischer ‘Proud’ to Defend Obama on Internet Surveillance

    06/12/2013 6:40:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said he was “proud” to defend President Barack Obama in his massive surveillance of the Internet, likening it to making people walk through metal detectors at airports. “The fundamental notion of is it good for this country if the United States government is collecting massive information in an attempt to find small numbers of individual people who could do us harm?” Fleisher told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Friday, where he debated Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “It reminds me, Anderson of other things we’ve accepted in life, such as...
  • Joe Biden: Let’s face it, Al Gore was elected president of the United States

    06/12/2013 11:59:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2013 | Allahpundit
    No, he wasn’t, as the New York Times eventually made clear. But the point of a political fundraiser is to tell the audience what it wants to hear in exchange for cash, so here’s Biden earning some money for Ed Markey in Boston last night: “This man was elected president of the United States of America,” Biden said according to the pool report. “No, no, no. He was elected president of the United States of America. But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision in my view was made, he did the right thing for the nation.”...
  • Hoyer: No Comparison Between Obama, Bush On Secret NSA Surveillance

    06/12/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday defended the Obama administration's domestic spying programs, arguing that, unlike the secret surveillance under President George W. Bush, the current programs appear legal.
  • Is This the REAL Reason for the Government Spying On Americans?

    06/11/2013 10:34:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Washington's Blog ^ | June 10, 2013
    Are Emergency Plans Meant Only for Nuclear War the Real Justification for Spying? To understand the scope and extent of government spying on all Americans – and the reasons for such spying – you have to understand what has happened to our Constitutional form of government since 9/11. State of Emergency The United States has been in a declared state of emergency from September 2001, to the present. Specifically, on September 11, 2001, the government declared a state of emergency. That declared state of emergency was formally put in writing on 9/14/2001: A national emergency exists by reason of the...
  • Former President George W. Bush's Image Ratings Improve

    06/11/2013 1:03:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Gallup ^ | June 11, 2013 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Views of Bush more positive than negative for first time since 2005 PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' views of former president George W. Bush have improved, with 49% now viewing him favorably and 46% unfavorably. That is the first time since 2005 that opinions of him have been more positive than negative.Bush has maintained a fairly low profile in the four years since he left office. However, he returned to the public eye this year with the April opening of his presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
  • NSA Whistleblower Details How The NSA Has Spied On US Citizens Since 9/11

    06/11/2013 6:59:21 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 21 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney explains how the secretive agency runs its pervasive domestic spying apparatus in a new piece by Laura Poitras in The New York Times. Binney—one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history—worked for the Defense Department's foreign signals intelligence agency for 32 years before resigning in late 2001 because he "could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution." In a short video called "The Program," Binney explains how the agency took part of one of the programs he built and started using it to spy on virtually every U.S....
  • Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans [2008]

    06/11/2013 6:23:33 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 9, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS
    Faulk says he and others in his section of the NSA facility at Fort Gordon routinely shared salacious or tantalizing phone calls that had been intercepted, alerting office mates to certain time codes of "cuts" that were available on each operator's computer. "Hey, check this out," Faulk says he would be told, "there's good phone sex or there's some pillow talk, pull up this call, it's really funny, go check it out. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, 'Wow, this was crazy'," Faulk told ABC News. Faulk said he joined in to listen, and...
  • Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying - 1791 to 2013

    06/10/2013 8:29:52 AM PDT · by brityank · 7 replies
    Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying All of the evidence found in this timeline can also be found in the Summary of Evidence we submitted to the court in Jewel v. NSA. It is intended to recall all the credible accounts and information of the NSA's domestic spying program found in the media, congressional testimony, books, and court actions. For a short description of the people involved in the spying you can look at our Profiles page, which includes many of the key characters from the NSA Domestic Spying program.
  • NSA memo pushed to 'rethink' 4th Amendment

    06/09/2013 10:51:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 9, 2013 | Philip Ewing
    The National Security Agency pushed for the government to “rethink” the Fourth Amendment when it argued in a classified memo that it needed new authorities and capabilities for the information age. The 2001 memo, later declassified and posted online by George Washington University’s National Security Archive, makes a case to the incoming George W. Bush administration that the NSA needs new authorities and technology to adapt to the Internet era. In one key paragraph, NSA wrote that its new phase meant the U.S. must reevaluate its approach toward signals intelligence, or “SIGINT,” and the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable...
  • 'Bush's 4th term' (Got To Blame Bush!)

    06/07/2013 12:52:11 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | June 6, 2013 | Glenn Thrush
    The outrage over President Barack Obama’s authorization of a nearly limitless federal dive into Americans’ phone records obscures a hiding-in-plain-sight truth about the 44th president many of his supporters have overlooked for years: For all his campaign-trail talk of running the “most transparent administration” in U.S history, Obama never promised to reverse the 43rd president’s policies on domestic anti-terrorism surveillance — and he’s been good on his word. Obama’s effort to strike what he’s repeatedly called “a balance” between personal liberty and homeland security has exposed what amounts to a split political personality: Candidate Obama often spoke about personal freedom...
  • History lesson: The crucial differences between Bush and Obama’s NSA phone surveillance programs

    06/06/2013 2:20:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 06/06/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    It is certainly schadenfreudelicious to see Al Gore and assorted Democratic tools going bonkers over news of President Obama’s radically expanded phone call data collection program — which he, ahem, inherited from the Bush administration and has apparently now widened far beyond anything Bush ever enacted or proposed.But unlike Gore and company, I am not going to engage in a full, NSA-bashing freakout. Some of us have not regressed completely to a 9/10 mentality. I will instead provide you with a sober reflection on why I supported the Bush NSA’s work and why Obama’s NSA program raises far more troubling...
  • Welcome To The Bush-Obama White House: They're Spying On Us

    06/06/2013 10:48:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 6, 2013 | Ron Fournier
    Welcome to the era of Bush-Obama, a 16-year span of U.S. history that will be remembered for an unprecedented erosion of civil liberties and a disregard for transparency. On the war against a tactic—terrorism—and its insidious fallout, the United States could have skipped the 2008 election. It made little difference.
  • A summary of the evidence that Al Qaeda attempted to assassinate George Walker Bush on September 11

    08/03/2002 4:01:35 PM PDT · by SlickWillard · 18 replies · 411+ views
    The Longboat Observer ^ | Shay Sullivan
    In recent days, there's been a flurry of activity on the Longboat Key incident. Yeoman's work was performed last fall, by Shay Sullivan, of the Longboat Observer, and a lone web blogger, Daniel Hopsicker, has also pursued the story. At Mad Cow Productions, Hopsicker asks Atta and Al-Shehhi's presence on Longboat Key just days before the President's arrival raise a number of disturbing questions. The most pressing is also the most obvious. What were terrorists doing on Longboat Key? A recent FreeRepublic chat thread addressed this question. Here we review the evidence. Let's start with the work of Shay Sullivan:...
  • Mystery of Longboat Key - Bush, Atta visit same Florida Island resort before September 11

    08/02/2002 8:17:14 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 86 replies · 1,148+ views
    MadCowMorningNews ^ | JUly 29 2002 | Barry Hopsicker
    The MadCow Morning News     earlier stories    click the teach     on sale now!101 things  you'll never learn  on NBC    Home Delivery Available  The MadCow Morning News            Read a book  you're not supposed to visit the  'Barry & the boys' website              see a clip NOW! video clips from'Mohamed Atta  & the Venice Flying Circus!'                support the return of a free press  to America... at least   for a visit the  'barry' website  White sand and unobstructed sight lines by Daniel Hopsicker...
  • Possible Longboat terrorist Incident

    10/02/2001 8:33:55 AM PDT · by Preachers Kid · 56 replies · 1,778+ views
    Longboat Observer ^ | Sept. 27, 2001 | Shay Sullivan, City Editor
    By now, most everyone knows President George W. Bush began that fateful day, Sept 11 on Longboat Key, but the FBI is now investigating whether terrorists also began that fateful day here on the island. At about 6 a.m. Sept. 11, Longboat Key Fire Marshall Carroll Mooneyhan was at the front desk of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort as Bush prepared for his morning jog. From that vantage point, Mooneyhan overheard a strange exchange between a Colony receptionist and security guard. A van occupied by men of Mid-Eastern descent had pulled up to the Colony stating they had a ...
  • Vile Bill Maher: Bush Biking With Wounded Warriors Is Nauseating – Like Ohio Kidnapper Rapist

    06/02/2013 9:04:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 2, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Democrats love this stuff. It’s humor at its best. They can slam Bush and wounded US veterans at the same time. So funny.On his HBO show this week, Bill Maher called the George W. Bush Wounded Warrior Bike Ride nauseating and compared him to Ohio kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro. NewsBusters reported: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Transcript via NewsBusters: BILL MAHER: George Bush, over the Memorial Day weekend, held the Wounded Warrior 100K, which was a kind of a celebration for wounded warrior who is came back from Iraq and I guess they walked or ran or something on their prosthetic limbs. And...
  • Blow: Blind to the Past — and Future

    06/02/2013 7:16:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 31, 2013 | Charles M. Blow
    As a new effort at comprehensive immigration reform inches its way forward in the Senate, dissent from many conservatives is revealing their true contempt for, and fear of, the possibility that demographic groups who look different from their base will accrue power. The questions are: Is providing a pathway to citizenship (or at least permanent residency) for the 11 million people in this country illegally an act of humanity and practicality? Or is it an electoral imperative to which opposition ultimately guarantees political suicide? The answer probably is “yes” to both, although many Republicans seem to think the opposite. President...
  • George W. Bush Skeptical of Senate's Immigration Bill

    05/31/2013 10:03:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 30, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President George W. Bush questioned the political motives of lawmakers behind the immigration bill making its way through the U.S. Senate during an interview with the Huffington Post’s Jon Ward this week.Bush suggested that some in Congress pushing the legislation may be more concerned with winning votes than truly resolving the nation's immigration woes.Ward described the former President’s mindset as a “desire not to criticize the GOP” but offering a “warning about the party's mad dash for immigration reform.” “I think the atmosphere, unlike when I tried it, is better, maybe for the wrong reason,” Bush told Ward. “The...
  • George W. Bush Expresses Thoughts on Immigration Reform, Bushily

    05/30/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    "I think the atmosphere, unlike when I tried it, is better, maybe for the wrong reason. The right reason is it's important to reform a broken system. I'm not sure a right reason is that in so doing we win votes. I mean when you do the right thing, I think you win votes, as opposed to doing something that's the right thing to win votes. Maybe there's no difference there. It seems like there is to me though." —George W. Bush on immigration reform, according to the Huffington Post.
  • Terry McAuliffe in 2001: Bush’s election killed my dad (This 'Bush's Fault' tops it all)

    05/30/2013 2:03:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/30/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Classy, eh? Andrew Kaczynski discovered this lovely eulogy from C-SPAN’s archives in which the man who wants to run Virginia said that his 83-year-old father couldn’t handle seeing a Republican President: Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, once blamed his father’s death on President George W. Bush’s election in 2000.In a May 2001 interview with C-SPAN, titled the “Life and Career of Terry McAuliffe,” the former Democratic National Committee chairman says one of the “reasons” his father, Jack, died was “he could not go into a new year knowing that a Republican was actually moving into the...
  • What If the Next President Is Even Worse? (Guess who he uses as an example? Yep!)

    05/28/2013 3:01:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News / The National Journal ^ | May 28, 2013 | Ron Fournier
    George W. Bush in 2001 declared war on a tactic (terrorism), and empowered Big Brother to tap phones, launch drones and indefinitely imprison people without due process. Barack Obama in 2008 declared those Bush policies an overreach, and pledged to curb drone strikes, protect media freedoms, and close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Instead, he escalated drone strikes and spied on the media. Gitmo is still open for its grim business. These are facts. And yet, they are distorted by extreme and narrow-minded partisans, supporters of both Bush and Obama. Conservatives contend that Bush single-handedly prevented a major terrorist strike...
  • Why are liberals so rude to the right?

    05/27/2013 5:04:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 27, 2013 | Leften Wright
    Too many people who lean left would rather crack nasty jokes than actually be liberal and listen to other views. Why is it that liberals feel no qualms about being rude? Far too many people who are perfectly polite and courteous, otherwise, think nothing of insulting you for not sharing their political opinions. They look at us with disdain, thinking we're unenlightened conservatives and never hesitating to say so. As the lone conservative at the tennis courts, I cringe at the Sarah Palin jokes and the jabs at Mormons. When news came on 9/11 that planes had struck the World...
  • She Couldn't Help It: Pelosi Blames Bush For IRS Scandal

    05/27/2013 6:17:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/23/13 | Katie Pavlich
    **SNIP** "You say it happened on his watch. It happened on the appointment of the head of the IRS, who was appointed by President Bush," Pelosi said. "His length of stay extended into President Obama’s stay, but I think that that points to the fact that, why is this a politicized issue, because we all are concerned about how the IRS does what it’s supposed to do, supports the law, but does not do it in a selective way."
  • As George W. Bush ...begins more robust effort to help veterans

    05/25/2013 8:40:25 PM PDT · by boxlunch · 7 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Tom Benning
    CRAWFORD — Former President George W. Bush needed little help to blaze a trail Friday for 14 veterans mountain biking with him through open prairies, slick ravines and steep canyons. That’s because he brought the third annual Warrior 100K Ride — a three-day mountain biking trek to honor service members injured in Afghanistan and Iraq — to the well-worn paths at his Prairie Chapel Ranch outside of Waco. But even as Bush welcomed the wounded warriors to his home to thank them for their service, he made clear that his mission to help veterans extends well beyond the trails that...
  • Rove: Jeb Bush 'Smartest Guy, Biggest Thinker' in GOP

    05/23/2013 8:32:45 AM PDT · by MissTed · 131 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/22/13 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is “the smartest guy, the biggest thinker” in the Republican Party as it looks toward winning the White House in 2016, GOP strategist Karl Rove tells Newsmax TV. “Six months ago, I would have said, ‘No, he's not going to run,’” Rove tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “But maybe he is. I certainly hope he keeps a very strong voice.”
  • Sub-Text Into Darkness – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

    05/21/2013 11:34:44 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | May 20 2013 | Adi Tantimedh
    YES, THERE ARE SPOILERS.It’s generally a bad idea to go into darkness. You tend to bump into things and hurt yourself. You break things and people will get very cross.And yes, there are fans very cross at STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS. To them, this is STAR TREK dumbed down. It’s looking backwards and recycling old storylines in a banal way. It shits on Gene Roddenberry’s legacy. It’s hollow fanservice. The counterargument is this is STAR TREK for the kids, for people who have never seen Star Trek or liked it before.I don’t hate STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS. It’s a fast,...
  • How Bush paved way for Obama to get Bin Laden & why NY Times reporters should already be imprisoned

    05/21/2013 9:59:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-20-13 | DrJohn
    There is talk about Fox News reporter James Rosen being named as a co-conspirator for the crime of being a journalist. A Fox News correspondent was accused in a Justice Department affidavit of being a possible criminal "co-conspirator" for his alleged role in publishing sensitive security information -- in a leak case that takes the highly unusual step of claiming a journalist broke the law. According to court documents, the Justice Department obtained a portfolio of information about Fox News' James Rosen's conversations and visits to the State Department. This included a search warrant for his personal emails. The effort...
  • New MSNBC theory: Maybe the IRS commissioner appointed by Bush targeted tea partiers ...

    05/21/2013 8:36:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2013 | AllahPundit
    Fun from MSNBC’s early afternoon “news” bloc of programming via Noah Rothman. The logic is ironclad and inexorable: Doug Shulman, appointed IRS commissioner by Bush in March 2008, was so fiercely loyal to his Beltway Republican masters that he decided to risk his career to kneecap conservative insurgents’ nonprofits in 2010 … even though Bush had left office more than a year before and the GOP establishment he represented was widely loathed by pretty much everyone in America. Oh, and even though (again per Rothman) Shulman himself has donated to the DNC in the past. Say it with me, guys:...
  • 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Review: Kirk and Co. Revisit Franchise Highlights, Bush-era Critiques

    05/16/2013 7:43:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | May 16, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Director J.J. Abrams' 2009 prequel to the dusty Star Trek property got the space saga out of mothballs and back on the pop culture radar. Star Trek Into Darkness resumes the franchise's penchant for futuristic allegories to modern times. Well, if you consider the Bush years the state of today's foreign policy debates.The '60s series never bludgeoned viewers with its mission statements, and the Star Trek sequel similarly embraces razzle dazzle over speechifying. Abrams is too keenly focused on ambitious action sequences, those maddening lens flares and the bond between the ship's crew that made those prior voyages such a...
  • Star Trek Into Darkness Dedicated To Post-9/11 Vets – Four Vets From Mission Continues Featured In F

    05/18/2013 9:19:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    TrekMovie.com ^ | May 11, 2013 | Anthony Pascale
    Star Trek Into Darkness Dedicated To Post-9/11 Vets – Four Vets From Mission Continues Featured In Film If you watch the credits for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness you will notice that the film is dedicated to post-9/11 veterans. And the connection doesn't end there as Abrams cast four vets from the Mission Continues charity in the film.
  • 'Star Trek' Actor: Sequel Critiques Bush/Cheney Foreign Policy (Benedict Cumberbatch)

    05/15/2013 8:49:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | May 14, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Will the new Star Trek sequel boldly go where much of Hollywood has gone before--bashing President George W. Bush? Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who plays the mysterious villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, told BBC America that the new film's futuristic setting didn't stop it from reflecting on recent global events.
  • Unmanned craft is set to launch from carrier Bush

    05/14/2013 5:23:59 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | May 14, 2013 | Dianna Cahn
    NORFOLK A new era in naval aviation is set to launch from the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush today, if all goes according to plan. For the first time ever, the Navy plans to catapult an unmanned aerial vehicle off a carrier flight deck, marking a strategic technological shift in naval aviation. The launch of the prototype X-47B from the Bush, steaming off the Virginia coast, follows months of shore-based launch tests at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. The objective: to show that automated aircraft can play an active role in air warfare operations at sea. "The addition...
  • Obama Seeks Advice From Bush and Romney on Benghazi, IRS Scandals

    05/13/2013 4:52:47 PM PDT · by onyx · 31 replies
    The Palookaville Post ^ | May 13, 2013 | The Paperboy
    After enduring the longest weekend of his previously unchallenged presidency, Barack Hussein Obama Monday covertly solicited advice from two of his most publicly criticized political adversaries, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. Obama requested the meeting with Bush and Romney when his gaggle of hand picked aides failed to provide sound counsel after recent scandals with Benghazi and the IRS were forced into the liberal main stream media portraying the President as an emperor who was suddenly found to be wearing no clothes. “President Obama was blindsided by his friends in the left wing news media, and felt betrayed by...