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  • Where can I find this video of President Bush last night? (Vanity)

    11/03/2004 9:15:28 AM PST · by mike182d · 24 replies · 824+ views
    I just saw it again on CNN right now, but remember when Bush called all the press into the White House to see how confident they were of how things were going? As they're zooming into President Bush's face, on the end table with the lamp, I could have sworn I saw an icon of the Blessed Mother with the Infant Jesus sitting on the table. I've seen this clip several times on the news, but if anyone can direct me to a video file (or confirm from their own observation), I would greatly appreciate it!
  • Mark Steyn: One Nation Under God (Flashback article about Mel's The Passion film from March 2004)

    03/26/2005 8:01:48 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 14 replies · 2,547+ views
    Steynonline (originally The (UK) Spectator) ^ | March 13th 2004 | Mark Steyn
    The other day, the guy on my local radio station mentioned that The Passion of The Christ was the Number One movie in America. ‘So congrats to Mel Gibson,’ he said. ‘And it’ll probably hold on to the Number One slot until the new Starsky & Hutch opens.’ It’s always useful to keep things in proportion. But, in fact, Starsky & Hutch opened and The Passion cleaned its clock. Last weekend, it took in $51.4 million, as against S&H’s $29.05 million. By then, The Passion’s total gross was up around $212 million. Pace my radio guy, mid-Seventies nostalgia is no...
  • Anglosphere's leadership is singing in tune

    11/25/2004 8:35:51 PM PST · by Dundee · 7 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 26, 2004
    Editorial: Anglosphere's leadership is singing in tune IN an analysis of George W. Bush's election victory in the current issue of The Economist, the magazine's acerbic US commentator, "Lexington", warns the Democrats against the self-serving view that the US President won by appealing to base instincts such as fear and hatred. The Republicans "clobbered them on hope". Mr Bush was better than John Kerry at "exuding optimism" and "addressing the aspirations of an aspirational people". This is always the winning strategy in a pro-growth culture such as the US, and shows the Republicans have turned themselves into the "party of...
  • Security Elected Bush

    11/23/2004 8:00:03 PM PST · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 601+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2004 | David Hill
    Thank goodness for pollster Brad Coker and his Mason-Dixon research organization. Their late polls may rescue us from a wrong-headed interpretation of the 2004 election results. Coker offers an alternative to Warren Mitofsky’s flawed exit-poll-driven conclusion that moral values were the driving force behind this election. Yes, the fact that moral values were more frequently mentioned in this year’s exit poll is significant, but it’s not as significant as it’s being touted to be. Although morality was a plurality winner in the exit poll’s “most important issue” sweepstakes, barely one in five voters (22 percent) said values were the top...
  • Sad leftovers in a suddenly more righteous world (why US and Aus left are left behind in our world)

    11/23/2004 1:04:10 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 73 replies · 4,467+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 19, 2004 | FRANK DEVINE
    "THEY are like mules," a particularly cool bishop remarked the other day of progressives in the Catholic church. "They have no heirs." Might this also be true of the deconstructionist Left in politics, with its conceivably sui generis progenitors traceable only back to the counter-cultural sixties and seventies? There's an argument to be made. The re-election of George Bush, an unequivocally combative conservative, and the return of John Howard for a fourth term, suggests climate change in American and Australian politics rather than seasonal variation. After fighting Bush with dedicated unscrupulousness throughout the presidential campaign, The New York Times tacitly...
  • The Letter (New Zealand's Richard Prebble comment on Bush and Howard electoral victories)

    11/07/2004 5:15:34 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 21 replies · 1,248+ views
    The ACT Party (New Zealand) ^ | Monday 8 Nov 2004 | Richard Prebble
    WE PICKED IT The Letter predicted George Bush ‘s victory, we said 52-48%, it was 51-48%. We also predicted correctly the Republicans would increase their majority in Congress. Despite sending journalists to America no NZ mainstream media predicted a Republican win. The NZ media gets most of its American news coverage via the British media who have been hostile towards Bush from the start. This is not new. The same media wrote off Ronald Reagan as a “B-grade” actor. The Letter picked a Republican victory because of a fundamental political shift taking place in America. George Bush is the first...
  • With Bush still in charge, where do we go from here? (barf: in Malaysia only anti-W tripe allowed)

    11/06/2004 9:43:58 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 7 replies · 587+ views
    Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA, Ma hua gong hui) ^ | Friday, 5 November 2004 | BUNN NAGARA
    Where some countries can be congratulated for a violence-free election, the United States may now be congratulated for a litigation-free one. George W. Bush has won another presidential term in one of the most closely fought campaigns in US history. The new mandate is clearer but not much stronger than before, because he had received only the electoral vote and not the popular vote the last time. The question now is where and how the president will take his administration and country over the next four years: still in a cavalier way in yet more unilateral destinations, or in a...
  • Disillusioned Yanks eye NZ (No, US liberals, don't come here - go to Canada or France please)

    11/06/2004 1:32:04 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 77 replies · 3,914+ views (The Dominion Post) ^ | 06 November 2004 | By ANN-MARIE JOHNSON
    Inquiries from Americans wanting to move to New Zealand have "exploded" since George W Bush was re-elected president. The Immigration Service's website had 10,300 hits from the United States the day after the election. Usually it gets 2500 hits a day. And the phones of its US marketing directors in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, have been ringing nonstop since the election. Marketing director Don Badman said there had been up to 300 telephone calls and emails a day. "We've been doing this for 11 months and it's been building up to about six to eight calls a...
  • After the Election (Semi vanity: HK Chinese talkshow host mocks Michael Moore, Kerry, libs, US MSM)

    11/05/2004 3:45:23 AM PST · by NZerFromHK · 55 replies · 1,783+ views
    Disclaimer: this talkshow has no transcripts available and it was broadcasted entirely in Chinese (Cantonese). I'm summarizing the important points here for Freepers to know what this famous HK talkshow host is saying. Some of the mainpoints in the programme include: On Michael Moore and Osama bin Laden: Michael Moore is either incredibly dumb or an undercover campaigner for Bush. He (along with OBL) has unwittingly helped Bush thinking his pseudo-documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. There was a scene when Bush learned the attacks in New York on 9/11 and he was frozen and pondering. Moore remarked in the film that Bush...
  • Can the Tories figure out how Bush won again?

    11/03/2004 6:28:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 904+ views ^ | 04/11/2004) | Charles Moore
    A conservative has just won for a second time, more strongly than four years ago. It is the biggest vote ever cast for a conservative in the history of the world. And that conservative's job is the most important in the world. Where is the British Conservative Party?
  • If Only Britain Had the Problems That Beset American Democracy

    11/03/2004 6:08:22 PM PST · by quidnunc · 22 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | November 4, 2004 | Stephen Robinson
    In the end, it was the sheer preppie courtesy of election night that hit home. When John Kerry defied the logic of the first results and declined to concede the election early yesterday morning, the engines of George W Bush's motorcade were revving and ready to whisk the re-elected President to a public stage to claim victory. But aides told him it would look bad, and might seem "divisive", and perhaps not the sort of thing one Yale man does to another. So Mr Bush held back, and gave his opponent more time to ponder the irrefutable arithmetic of the...
  • Media still won't call Iowa or New Mexico for Bush, but...

    11/03/2004 10:31:24 AM PST · by Fatalis · 45 replies · 2,552+ views
    11/03/2004 | Fatalis
    Take CNN (please!): IowaBush (Incumbent): 743,621 50% Kerry: 730,067 49% That's about 13,000 votes of 774,000, for a 1.7% margin for Bush. New Mexico: Bush(Incumbent) 363,369 50% Kerry: 351,070 49% That's about 12,000 votes out of 714,000, for a 1.6% margin for Bush. But... New HampshireKerry: 340,019 50% Bush(Incumbent): 330,848 49% That's a 9,000 vote margin of about 671,000 votes between them, for a 1.3% margin for Kerry. WisconsinKerry:1,490,101 50% Bush (Incumbent): 1,477,405 49% That's about 13,000 votes out of almost 3 million, or a 0.4% margin for Kerry. So President Bush has bigger margins in Iowa in New Mexico...
  • Freepers: Pat yourselves on the back! We all did our part to secure this win!

    11/03/2004 8:46:36 AM PST · by Mich0127 · 57 replies · 1,475+ views
    11-3-04 | Mich0127
    This is a message for all you Freepers out there! Stop what you are doing and give yourself a pat on the back! We couldn't have done it without everyone's help! We all played a part, whether it be a phone call, a post, a turned voter, a letter to the editor, or a donation. We should all be proud of ourselves and the effort we put in to make sure that our wonderful president, George W. Bush secured a second term! Good job!
  • SANTORUM: RECORD GOP TURNOUT (also makes absolute prediction for BUSH in Pa.)

    11/02/2004 8:49:11 AM PST · by KMC1 · 110 replies · 395+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 11.2.2004
    Senator Rick Santorum also told ABC in New York that GOP officials are planning on reviewing the matter closely and if necessary will consider judicial rulings in the matter to prevent fraudulent votes from being counted. Senator Santorum also told ABC News that it appears that GOP turnout in central Pennsylvania is already reaching by mid-day 75% of the total turnout of 2000. Central Pennsylvania is the conservative core of the state and it appears that in the new 1.7 million voters registered by Republicans in the middle of the state that the majority of them will be supporting President...
  • A Happy Halloween Vanity (and sort of an update)

    10/31/2004 7:04:42 PM PST · by Prime Choice · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Self | 10/31/2004 | Vanity
    This is a Happy Halloween vanity. Those of you who know what I've been through this year will appreciate this in particular. For those who don't know, I'll give you the Reader's Digest version. I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, had surgery to remove the tumor (which was malignant) and two-thirds of my pancreas, the whole of my spleen, and my gall bladder. After being released following that surgery, I wound up back in the hospital eight days later with pneumonia and pleurisy. Ended up having lung surgery to save my life. Following that, my kidneys and...
  • Vote For Our Dad (Behind the scenes with W)

    10/29/2004 5:11:37 AM PDT · by condi2008 · 19 replies · 1,457+ views
    George W. ^ | October 2004
    Video Here

    10/28/2004 9:48:40 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 25 replies · 2,421+ views
    TODAY'S WHOOPING OF SENATOR KERRY: Today on the broadcast all of this will be examined. A member of the 101st Airborne who was at Al QaQaa will tell us what he saw. Paul Bremer former head of the Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority (who was actually in Iraq - unlike John Kerry) will weigh in. Charlie Hurt of the Washington Times is on the campaign trail with Kerry will report in on Kerry and the Gertz/Russia piece. Kevin Aylward ofWizbang and Scott Sala of Slantpoint will join me Blogosphere reaction. Former Clinton staffer Dick Morris who hammered Kerry in this morning's New York Post will tell...
  • WHY KERRY WILL LOSE EARLY AND BADLY - (The states he should be winning but isn't)

    10/27/2004 6:26:06 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 129 replies · 6,291+ views
    Depending on the turnout (wink, wink), I am beginning to believe that Kerry will conclude one of the most miserable campaigns for President ever by losing in states he "shouldn't" be early on election night. Today a new poll showed again that President Bush is dead even with Senator Kerry in New Jersey. This is unbelievable. Al Gore walked away with New Jersey early in the evening in 2000. But if Kerry loses it my prediction is for Bush to almost run the board. The reasons why Kerry is doing badly in New Jersey is partly not his own doing but his...
  • New anti-Kerry yardsign: A stronger France

    10/25/2004 2:17:13 PM PDT · by therealhankatola · 12 replies · 651+ views
    private ^ | 10/21/04 | therealhankatola
  • Tickets for Bush Rally Go Quickly (Lakeland, Florida)

    10/21/2004 6:14:59 AM PDT · by mattdono · 1 replies · 325+ views
    The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) ^ | October 21, 2004 | Bill Rufty & Amy L. Edwards
    Excitement at the three local Republican Party headquarters couldn't have been higher Wednesday if someone had been handing out free tickets to watch the Florida State and the University of Florida football teams play for the national championship. President Bush will speak to a crowd of 12,000 at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday morning, and Bush supporters snapped up passes to the event. By the end of the day, the Republican campaign offices were out of tickets.Advance teams for the candidate are in the city briefing GOP dignitaries and local law enforcement officials, and party volunteers are working on the...
  • Bush rally draws 10,000

    10/08/2004 3:18:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies · 1,239+ views
    Stevens Point Journal ^ | October 8, 2004 | Elizabeth Putnam
    WAUSAU - In his eighth trip to the Badger State since spring, President Bush asked thousands of his faithful supporters at Marathon Park on Thursday for Wisconsin's help as Election Day nears. Bush's Boeing 757 airplane landed around 2:40 p.m. at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, and with surgical precision, the president greeted local Republicans, including Jim Jacobson of Horizon Development Group and Gerald Whitburn, president and chief executive officer of Church Mutual Insurance Co. in Merrill, before jumping in an armored limousine for the 15-minute drive to Wausau along a deserted Highway 51. Accompanying the president was National Security...
  • This need to be seen again

    09/30/2004 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Irish Blue Eyes · 11 replies · 1,710+ views
  • SHUT UP and VOTE! (Bush falls behind in crucial Klingon Demographic)

    09/25/2004 10:59:47 AM PDT · by Starter · 26 replies · 1,219+ views
    Willamette Week Online ^ | 9/22/2004 | Zach Dundas
    Klingons 4 Kerry POLITICS SHUT UP and VOTE! your gateway drug to civic involvement BY ZACH DUNDAS & WW EDITORIAL STAFF 503 243-2122 Klingons for Kerry EXCLUSIVE: Straw-poll shocker! Fierce warrior race strongly backs Democrat.Even as John Kerry struggles to establish national-security credentials nationally, an exclusive WW straw poll shows his campaign dominating one skeptical, warlike demographic: Klingons.The poll, conducted when the DVD release of the Star Trek fan documentary Trekkies 2 attracted Portland's Klingon community to Tower Records on Southeast 102nd Avenue, may spell trouble for President George W. Bush. The incumbent has staked his campaign on the...
  • Anatomy of a Forgery

    09/09/2004 9:13:11 PM PDT · by hope · 408 replies · 27,438+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9-10-4 | Washington Prowler
    <p>More than six weeks ago, an opposition research staffer for the Democratic National Committee received documents purportedly written by President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard squadron commander, the late Col. Jerry Killian.</p> <p>The oppo researcher claimed the source was "a retired military officer." According to a DNC staffer, the documents were seen by both senior staff members at the DNC, as well as the Kerry campaign.</p>
  • Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [Buckhead post 47]

    09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 295 replies · 141,002+ views
    September 9, 2004 Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL ASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard came under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday as newfound documents emerged from his squadron commander's file that suggested favorable treatment. At the same time, a once powerful Texas Democrat came forward to say that he had "abused my position of power" by helping Mr. Bush and others join the Guard. Democrats also worked to stoke the issue with a new advertisement by a Texas group that featured a former lieutenant colonel,...
  • Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)

    09/08/2004 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Howlin · 459 replies · 47,817+ views | September 8, 2004
    Have at him!

    09/09/2004 7:47:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 166 replies · 5,822+ views
    WASHINTON POST ^ | SEPT10, 2004 - PAGE A01 | Michael Dobbs and Mike Allen
    Documents unearthed by CBS News that raise doubts about whether President Bush fulfilled his obligations to the Texas Air National Guard include several features suggesting that they were generated by a computer or word processor rather than a Vietnam War-era typewriter, experts said yesterday. (snip)
  • Jim Bohana Show Discussing STOUT NOW - Was Retired in 1972 !!!

    09/09/2004 7:16:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies · 900+ views
    9 Sept 2004
    Tune In
  • 60 Minutes docs on Bush may be fake (UPI)

    09/09/2004 5:58:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 154 replies · 5,860+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 9, 2004
    Washington, DC, Sep. 9 (UPI) -- The Cybercast News Service reported Thursday documents casting doubt on the U.S. president's national guard service might be fakes. CNS, an Internet-based news organization affiliated with a conservative media watchdog group, said the 32-year-old documents used by CBS to cast "a negative light on President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard, may have been forged using a current word processing program." The news organization said three independent typography tests indicated "they were suspicious of the documents" because they used a modern Microsoft Word font feature that was not available in 1972 or...
  • LT COL. CALHOUN ON FOX NOW (Served with BUSH in National Guard)

    09/06/2004 11:35:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies · 3,590+ views
    Fox News | NOW
    Tune In -
  • For Muslim voters, GOP loses allure

    09/06/2004 9:53:23 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 45 replies · 1,064+ views
    Daily Southtown ^ | September 6, 2004 | Allison Hantschel
    Anti-terrorism policy drives away Muslims, Arab-Americans, who favored Bush in 2000. George W. Bush got the Arab-American and Muslim vote in the 2000 presidential election, and the endorsement of local Arab and Muslim organizations, because he courted those communities. His aides met and spoke to advocacy groups and to mosques across the country. The president, while campaigning, said he would repeal Clinton administration laws that made it possible to charge someone without revealing the evidence against that person. But this year, the invasion of Iraq and the increased scrutiny of immigrants from Muslim nations has mobilized Arab-American and Muslim voters...
  • At American Muslim convention, commotion surrounds pro-Bush booth

    09/04/2004 3:18:35 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 329 replies · 3,112+ views
    AP Via CBS 2 Chicago ^ | September 4, 2004 | RACHEL ZOLL
    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) They stop abruptly when they see the 5-foot-tall photo of President Bush, with ``'' above his head. Then come the outbursts. ``Disgusting,'' said one onlooker. ``Take that down,'' said another. At the largest annual convention of American Muslims in this Chicago suburb, a pro-Bush booth has stirred anger among attendees who believe the president's actions since Sept. 11, 2001, have hurt more innocent Muslims than terrorists. ``I think President Bush has misled not only the United States, but the world,'' said Noor Maciael, an educator who called the booth ``disgusting'' and planned to vote for Democrat John...
  • GOP Looks for More Jewish Votes for Bush

    09/03/2004 6:47:06 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 694+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | Sep 2, 2004 | RACHEL ZOLL
    NEW YORK -- At a Republican gathering in the heart of the nation's largest Jewish community, GOP strategists are trying to chip away at the long-standing bond between the Democratic Party and American Jews. Bush won just 19 percent of the Jewish vote in 2000, and no one expects dramatic gains for him this Election Day. But Republicans believe Bush's defense of Israel and his stand against terrorism have given them an excellent chance to attract more Jewish support this year. In a tight race, Republicans believe even a small shift to the GOP in closely contested states could help...
  • Intel warning weighs on Wall Street ( 144,000 jobs added in August~~Good news for the President )

    09/03/2004 9:47:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 584+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | Last Update: 12:22 PM ET Sept. 3, 2004 | Susan Lerner,
    NEW YORK (CBS.MW) - An Intel-led a parade of warnings from the chip sector pressured stocks Friday but encouraging news on jobs helped limit broader market losses.   CBS MARKETWATCH TOP NEWS U.S. stocks pressured by Intel; jobs data limit losses U.S. nonfarm payrolls expand by 144,000 in August Intel shares drop due to lowered goals Analysts cut targets for Intel, but some still positive Free! Sign up here to receive our Before the Bell e-Newsletter!  TRADING CENTER Open a Harrisdirect account! Get 50 Commission Free Trades TRACK THESE TOPICS Alerts Index: Nasdaq Composite Index Create Column: Market Snapshot Create Company:...
  • September 3, 2004 In Wisconsin, Bush Overtakes Kerry

    09/02/2004 11:37:32 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies · 889+ views
    (CPOD) Sept. 3, 2004 – George W. Bush holds a slight lead in the state of Wisconsin, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 48 per cent of respondents would vote for the Republican incumbent in the 2004 United States presidential election, while 45 per cent would support Democratic nominee John Kerry. Three per cent of respondents would vote for another candidate, and four per cent remain undecided. The election is scheduled for Nov. 2. Backing for Bush increased by six per cent since April, while support for Kerry fell by five per cent. Democrat Al Gore won Wisconsin’s 11...
  • Who says George W. Bush has done "nothing" for conservatives?

    01/27/2004 7:03:00 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 1,376 replies · 65,899+ views
    [ED. NOTE: In the last few months, FReeper Southack put together a list of Bush administration achievements over its first three years in office, and tirelessly posted it whenever an opportunity presented itself. Southack gave me permission to take that list, organize it by topics, and enhance it with further research from and other sources. This thread is posted in gratitude to and in honor of Southack.]Abortion & Traditional Values Banned Partial Birth Abortion — by far the most significant roll-back of abortion on demand since Roe v. Wade.Reversed Clinton's move to strike Reagan's anti-abortion Mexico Policy.By Executive Order...
  • Cheney to Denounce Kerry's 'Confusion'

    09/01/2004 6:15:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 864+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4:41 AM PDT, September 1, 2004 | TOM RAUM, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK — Vice President Dick Cheney was stepping Wednesday up to denounce Democrat John Kerry's "confusion of conviction" after President Bush formally won the Republican nomination for a second term in a carefully choreographed GOP convention roll call. Tuesday night, before a roaring audience of delegates, Bush was lauded by his wife, Laura, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as a man of strength and compassion. Bush "doesn't flinch, doesn't waver, does not back down," the Austrian-born former actor said. Added Mrs. Bush: "You can count on him, especially in a crisis."
  • President Bush Refers to the Bush "Liberty" Doctrine on Rush Limbaugh

    08/31/2004 11:06:47 AM PDT · by AFPhys · 31 replies · 1,784+ views
    Rush Limbaugh radio show at 12:30 ^ | 31 August 2004 | President Bush
    President Bush stayed on message when Rush Limbaugh asked about his "win the war on terror" comment. He stated that the "long term solution is to liberate" the oppressed countries. He spoke of the "transformational power of freedom". These are main tenets of his Liberty Doctrine, which are fleshed out here: President Bush Delivers Graduation Speech at West Point as well as The National Security Strategy of the United States of America. President Bush is serious in stating that the solution to terrorism is to create a better atmosphere for democracy and liberty for all in the world.
  • Giuliani, McCain Fire Up Delegates

    08/31/2004 12:53:33 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 508+ views
    Yahoo via AP ^ | Aug 31, 2004 | LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK - They cheered Vietnam war hero John McCain on the first night of the Republican National Convention. But they screamed their lungs out for Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who guided his city through unspeakable horrors and restored its mental health. AP Photo Latest headlines: · Democrats Taking Aim at Bush Claims AP - 1 minute ago · Giuliani, McCain Fire Up Delegates AP - 2 minutes ago · Laura Bush More Popular Than President AP - 12 minutes ago All Election Coverage   Giuliani clearly had home field advantage, delegates said. He spoke just four...

    08/28/2004 12:01:56 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies · 1,389+ views
    Political State Report: CT ^ | August 28, 2004 | Dan Spencer
    A recent poll shows Kerry's lead over President Bush has shrunk to only seven points. According to the Greenwich Time: Connecticut, which voted overwhelmingly for Al Gore in 2000, had been considered a lock for Kerry. But, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, conducted Aug. 11-17 among 1,079 registered voters, Kerry leads Bush by seven points -- 45 percent to 38 percent -- with independent candidate Ralph Nader, a Connecticut native, taking six percent of the vote. Bush leads Kerry 43 percent to 36 percent in Fairfield County, according to the same poll. Less than two months earlier, in...
  • Poll shows Bush gaining ground in West Virginia (“swift boat” ads taking a toll')

    08/27/2004 10:23:29 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    Saturday Gazzette-Mail ^ | August 28, 2004 | By Tom Searls
    Seen as a battleground state, West Virginia has continued to swing back and forth in presidential preference polls, but recent negative “swift boat” ads may be taking a toll on the Democratic nominee’s support. West Virginia is one of the few battle states where dramatic change has taken place in the past three weeks, a Zogby Interactive poll showed. Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is holding on to his lead in most of the 16 states Zogby’s describes as battleground states. But in West Virginia, Republican President Bush has gone from trailing by four points on Aug. 3, to...
  • Activists: Black pastors hinder AIDS fight (VOTING BUSH !!!)

    08/27/2004 9:24:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies · 1,229+ views
    OAKLAND TRIBUNE ONLINE ^ | August 26, 2004 - 3:49:18 AM PST | By Rebecca Vesely
    Leaders in the fight against AIDS in Alameda County on Wednesday criticized local African-American pastors who have said they will vote to re-elect President Bush because of his stance against gay marriage. "I'm ashamed to say these pastors have made the situation worse," said Dr. Robert Scott, an Oakland physician who has been treating HIV/AIDS patients for nearly 22 years and is chairman of the AIDS ministry of Allen Temple Baptist Church. Speaking at a forum on funding, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, Scott angrily held up a copy of Wednesday's Oakland Tribune story on the announcement by 20 Bay...
  • Record Number Of Black Delegates At RNC

    08/27/2004 9:13:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies · 395+ views
    AFRICANA ^ | August 26, 2004 | US Newswire
    WASHINGTON, Aug 26, 2004 (U.S. Newswire via COMTEX) -- The number of African Americans attending next week's Republican National Convention will be almost double the number in 2000, according to Blacks and the 2004 Republican National Convention, a new report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The 167 black delegates represent a 96.5 percent increase, and also set a new record for the largest percentage of black delegates (6.7 percent) at a Republican national convention. The previous record of 6 percent was set at the GOP's convention in 1912. In comparison, African Americans comprised 20.1 percent of...
  • Mark Steyn: Kerry’s quagmire

    08/26/2004 6:11:58 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 159 replies · 22,861+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 08/28/04 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Steyn says the Democratic contender has made a big mistake in campaigning on his Vietnam war record I have no views on whether one or more of John Kerry’s bemedalled wounds from the Mekong Delta 35 years ago were self-inflicted — though the Kerry campaign, in its second big concession to his chastisers, now says his first Purple Heart-earning wound might have been ‘unintentionally self-inflicted’. But there’s no doubt every wound from the last 35 days is self-inflicted, beginning with the candidate’s disastrous decision at the Democratic Convention to play up Vietnam and play down Iraq, 9/11 and anything...
  • A One-sentence Flip Flop [Kerry of course]

    08/25/2004 2:39:29 PM PDT · by bellevuesbest · 39 replies · 1,996+ views
    "The truth, which is what elections are all about, is that the tax burden of the middle class has gone up while the tax burden of the middle class has gone down."--John Kerry, quoted by the Associated Press, Aug. 25
  • Kerry & Vietnam: Game, Set and Match for Media?

    08/25/2004 1:08:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 1,852+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | August 25, 2004 | Lisa Sarrach
    Months before "Swift Vets for Truth" was formally organized and during the democratic primary season, right before a debate in Detroit, I wrote a column about John Kerry and the Winter Soldier hearings that were held in Detroit in 1971. Researching Mr. Kerry's anti-war activities as he closed in on the nomination I assumed that Mr. Kerry's membership in, Vietnam Vets Against the War, his appearances at the Winter Soldier hearings, his march on Washington where he threw his "ribbons" over the Capitol Hill fence, and his career making Senate hearing appearance would come back to haunt his bid for...
  • Open Letter from VietNam POW USMC/USAF Col. George "Bud"

    08/25/2004 9:09:29 AM PDT · by AFPhys · 168 replies · 8,480+ views
    Col. George "Bud" Day ^ | August 2004 | Col. George "Bud" Day
    "I was a POW of the Vietnamese in Hanoi in 1971, and am aware that the testimony of John Kerry, the actions of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, and the radical left; all caused the Commies to conclude that if they hung on..they would win."... "His stories to the Senate committee were absolute lies..fabrications..perjury..fantasies, with NO substance. That dark shadow has defamed the entire Vietnam War veteran population, and gave "Aid and Comfort" to our enemies..the Vietnamese Communists." Dear Joe Scarborough: About John Kerry for President and the Swiftboat vets The major issue in the Swiftboat stories is, and always...
  • Timeline : The end of Kerry's tour in Vietnam

    08/24/2004 1:03:57 PM PDT · by zot · 137 replies · 3,498+ views
    Unfit For Command, The Washington Post 8/22/2004 | 8/24/2004 | zot
    I've been putting together a timeline of the end of Kerry's short tour in Vietnam, and I think the sequence highlights two events that have not been focused upon together and should be emphasized: (a) Kerry abandoned the other boats and fled from what he thought was a battle, and (b) he abandoned his own boat and rode home with the wounded. 13 Mar 1969 - Five Swift Boats are sent to raid a Vietcong village: Kerry PCF-94, Droz PCF-43, Pees PCF-3, Chenoweth PCF-23, and Thurlow PCF-51. Special Forces Lieutenant Rassman goes along for the ride on Kerry's boat. They...
  • What if EVERY Freeper gave $5 to the Swifties?

    08/24/2004 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 93 replies · 2,106+ views
    Freepers are generous & willing to give whenever donation time rolls around but what if every Freeper gave $5 to the Swifties? Who knows how many registered members (and many more lurkers) there are on Free Republic but if we each gave at the very least $5 it WOULD make a difference! Just giving up fast food or some other purchase during the week and instead donating the money to Swifties would benefit us all in the long run. These vets not only put themselves on the line in Vietnam but they're doing it again now. The left and the...
  • Kerry Phones Swift Boat Foes (Drudge Siren)

    08/24/2004 8:07:05 AM PDT · by Callahan · 414 replies · 16,905+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/24/04 | Matt Drudge
    <p>Kerry's campaign now says is possible first Purple Heart was awarded for unintentional self-inflicted wound...</p> <p>Kerry received Purple Heart for wounds suffered on 12/2/68...</p> <p>In Kerry's own journal written 9 days later, he writes he and his crew, quote, 'hadn't been shot at yet'... Developing...</p>