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  • NYT Accidentally Admits Iraq Had W.M.D. And Denies It At The Same Time

    10/15/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/15/14 | Steve Berman
    The New York Times has the rather annoying problem of having to make actual facts fit their confirmation bias.  By making journalistic pretzels of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, they’ve backed into the fact that W.M.D.’s really did exist in Saddam’s Iraq, despite their protestations. In 2004, an NYT public apology declaredTo anyone who read the paper between September 2002 and June 2003, the impression that Saddam Hussein possessed, or was acquiring, a frightening arsenal of W.M.D. seemed unmistakable. Except, of course, it appears to have been mistaken. [emphasis mine] Ten years later, above the fold “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons” dances like...
  • RandallFlagg: WMDs = Cheese

    04/12/2004 6:18:05 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 47 replies · 4,414+ views
    4-12-4 | RandallFlagg
    The world (Except Saddam) claimed to know for a fact that there were illegal WMDs in Iraq. The left was screaming, "NO war for oil," and, "Bush lied -people died," for over a year now. I have a theory about this that hasn't collapsed to any new facts as of yet. In fact, it's strengthened. I take these people on every day in the web in other forums. They shout, "Bish Lied," and I shove back with, "Name the lie." They usually answer with, "Well, well, well..... He IMPLIED---," and their case is destroyed by their own words. But I...
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • Obama aide denies Bush bashing

    10/03/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies ^ | 3 Oct 12 | Kevin Robillard
    President Barack Obama’s reelection effort is not blaming the sputtering economic recovery of the past four years on former President George W. Bush, his deputy campaign manager insisted Wednesday. “We’re absolutely not doing that,” Stephanie Cutter said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “In fact, we’re taking credit for the 5.1 million private-sector jobs that have been created over the past four years despite being handed the worst economy since the Great Depression. We’re taking credit for the million jobs that were protected under the president’s efforts to save the auto industry and the increase in manufacturing jobs for the first time...
  • A Republican Agenda for Real Change

    10/09/2011 10:07:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    CATO / Forbes ^ | 2011-10-03 | Doug Bandow
    The desperate search for an acceptable Republican Party presidential candidate continues. Republican leaders apparently are pushing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who previously said no, to jump into the race. The GOP's frustration is palpable. Mitt Romney has been running for four years but generates little enthusiasm. Rick Perry was an instant front-runner before losing much of his support after unimpressive debate performances. Michelle Bachmann briefly streaked across the political firmament but now barely registers in the polls. Newt Gingrich committed political seppuku shortly after announcing his candidacy. Ron Paul's support is fervent but limited. However, the real Republican problem...
  • Many Rally To Support Boy's Flag Display (Gets American Legion Riders motorcycle escort to school)

    11/15/2010 10:43:23 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 123 replies ^ | November 15, 2010
    Cody Alicea, a 13-year-old Stanislaus County boy at the center of a flag controversy, is getting a big show of support today. Hundreds of American Legion Riders escorted Cody to school. by Brian Hickey/staff at 11/15/2010 6:17:35 PM12:17 PM Family, Friends, and complete strangers come out to support Cody and his right to ride with American flag on his bike. by Brian Hickey/staff at 11/15/2010 6:11:24 PM12:11 PM Cody Alicea said support from the public "means a lot to me." Watch video: by Jason Montiel/KCRA Staff at 11/15/2010 5:56:05 PM11:56 AM Bikers turned out early Monday morning to support...
  • Rangel's enablers

    07/31/2010 2:52:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 31, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    How has House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fulfilled her vaunted promise to "drain the swamp" and preside over the "most ethical Congress in history"? By shrugging her shoulders, downplaying the gravity of myriad ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel and waiting for the "political chips" to "fall where they may." At a press conference to preempt the bipartisan House ethics panel's announcement of 13 ethics and federal regulation charges against Rangel on Thursday afternoon, Pelosi claimed to take "great pride" in her swamp-draining record. Unblinkingly, she cited the House trial against Rangel as proof that the "process" is working. But...
  • Keep The Cuts

    01/25/2010 5:31:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 449+ views ^ | January 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Taxes: On the eve of President Obama's first State of the Union address, two Democratic congressmen are advising him to extend the Bush tax cuts instead of letting them expire. Now that's a stimulus. We hear that the administration is considering taking a more populist tack as it sails the choppy political waters of 2010. Some of President Obama's plans reportedly include several tax tidbits for the "middle class," including a doubling of the child care tax credit for families below $85,000 in income, and $1.6 billion for child care and a cap on student loan payments. Such transparent populism...
  • Democrats' Bush-bashing strategy goes bust

    01/25/2010 4:20:41 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 1,377+ views
    Democrats' Bush-bashing strategy goes bust By: Jonathan Martin January 25, 2010 05:07 AM EST After three consecutive losses in statewide races, some top Democrats are questioning a tactic aimed at boosting the party’s candidates in each of those contests: Bush-bashing. Running as much against the Bush White House as he was running against Sen. John McCain, Barack Obama easily carried Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts in 2008. Yet when Democratic nominees for governor in Virginia and New Jersey and for Senate in Massachusetts sought to tie their GOP opponents to the still-unpopular former president, the strategy didn’t resonate. Voters were...

    01/17/2010 8:40:32 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 17 replies · 1,148+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 17, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    It took a while, but President Obama has finally found a church with a Bush-bashing pastor. Isn't it funny how "Separation of Church and State" is not evenly applied? It seems to only create moral outrage when conservatives do it for some strange, unknown reason. Speaking of "Bush", can you imagine the hissy-fit there would be if George W. Bush was sitting behind the podium listening to his pastor spewing partisan, political rhetoric that bashed Democrats? Watch this...
  • Obama: No more 'finger-pointing' (LOL)

    01/05/2010 12:03:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1,132+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/5/2010 | JOSH GERSTEIN & CAROL E. LEE
    President Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he won’t tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. “We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing,” Gibbs told reporters. “The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and points at someone else. The American people won’t accept that.”
  • Obama only acknowledges inheriting Bush mistakes, never his successes

    12/08/2009 3:50:25 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 498+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 07, 2009 | Neil Braithwaite
    In case you've been on another planet for the last ten months, you know that President Obama's standard answer for the economic meltdown, and his anemic prescription to fix it, has been that the blame rests wholly on his predecessor. "I inherited this" has been Obama's mantra from day one of his Presidency with regard to any problem he encounters. In a revealing testament to President Obama's true character, last week when he and his administration touted the success of the TARP program and how banks were paying back their bailout money -- with interest -- he never once gave...

    07/20/2009 6:27:15 PM PDT · by DigitalVideoDude · 47 replies · 2,566+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2009 | Richard Johnson
    WHEN it came to protecting Jenna and Barbara Bush, the Secret Service truly had its hands full, with President George W. Bush's wild and crazy daughters doing everything in their power to escape them, a new book reveals.
  • Avoid this Movie

    05/24/2009 8:25:31 PM PDT · by skateman · 65 replies · 2,745+ views
    05-24-09 | Self
    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Conservatives are advised to avoid this movie. This is a sequel to the successful and funny 2006 film "Night at the Museum". In both movies the premise is that a magic tablet allows the museum characters to come alive at night after sunset. However, this movie proves the old adage that quite often the sequel is not as good as the original. The movie would be bad enough even without the shots at George W. Bush. A particular galling moment is when the come alive character General George Custer, whose voice sounds...
  • Plumbing Problem at The White House

    04/27/2009 2:13:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 933+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2009 | Harold Witkov
    Many years ago, my wife and I purchased our first home. It was an older house, and I was not very handy then. Whenever something needed fixing, a tradesman was required. Our first plumber was selected by chance, just someone in the phonebook. He seemed competent enough but he always did something that never sat well with me. Whenever he repaired something, he always seemed to have something bad to say about the previous craftsman. He might tell me, "This wouldn't have happened if the stupid guy used Kohler faucets," "Whoever did this didn't properly caulk inside the wall," or,...
  • The Groundwork Has Already Been Laid for Martial Law

    03/06/2009 11:36:39 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 40 replies · 1,818+ views ^ | 3/4/2009 | By John W. Whitehead
    During his two terms in office, George W. Bush stepped outside the boundaries of the Constitution and assembled an amazing toolbox of powers that greatly increased the authority of the Executive branch and the reach of the federal government. Bush expanded presidential power to, among other things, allow government agents to secretly open the private mail of American citizens; authorize government agents to secretly, and illegally, listen in on the phone calls of American citizens and read our e-mails; assume control of the federal government following a "catastrophic event"; and declare martial law. Thus, the groundwork was laid for an...
  • Ten "Best" and "Worst" Presidents

    02/14/2009 10:56:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 94 replies · 2,936+ views
    (Feb. 14) - It's no surprise to see Abraham Lincoln, the man who held the nation together when it was on the brink of collapse, atop the list of greatest American presidents. But many other presidents are judged far differently by experts than by the general public. Bill Clinton left office with a high approval rating, but a panel of writers who focus on US politics and foreign affairs at the Times, a British publication, considered him mediocre. The president who passed progressive legislation but who saddled himself with the Monica Lewinsky scandal landed at number 23. As panelist Ben...
  • Bush administration to blame...Sarah speaks

    11/09/2008 7:51:58 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 183 replies · 1,462+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 9, 2008 | Sean Cockerham
    Q -- Why did your campaign lose? A -- I think the Republican ticket represented too much of the status quo, too much of what had gone on in these last eight years, that Americans were kind of shaking their heads like going, wait a minute, how did we run up a $10 trillion debt in a Republican administration, how have there been blunders with war strategy under a Republican administration.
  • Why McCain Lost

    11/06/2008 5:49:40 PM PST · by DocT111 · 67 replies · 2,398+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/06/08 | Michael Reagan
    Barack Obama is president-elect of the United States because the Republican Party and John McCain handed him the presidential election on a silver platter. The Republican Party and the Bush White House walked away from Republican ideals, and they walked away from Republican values. George Bush allowed the Republican Congress to overspend in the first six years of his administration without once using the veto pen; he blindsided the conservative Republican members of Congress on many occasions, and walked away from the base of his party on immigration reform and other issues such as Medicare and No Child Left Behind....
  • W's Postscript: How Will History Regard Bush?

    11/06/2008 12:50:28 PM PST · by meandog · 77 replies · 2,683+ views
    Nashville Scene ^ | Nov. 6, 2008 | Brantly Hartgrove
    It's tempting right now to say President Bush will go down as one of the worst presidents ever to dis-grace the White House. But is that fair, or even accurate? Historian renderings of a legacy are often at odds with fluctuating public opinion polls that gauge the heat of the moment. Take Truman. The man had a 22 percent approval rating toward the end of his presidency--due in large part to a highly unpopular Korean War--yet he's among the most popular presidents in history. I'm going to play the devil's advocate and argue that it is at least in the...
  • Origin of the credit crisis; fake "drilling"

    09/22/2008 11:55:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Renew America ^ | 9/22/2008 | Wes Vernon
    Both presidential candidates took a few days to get their bearings and talking points in order after the beginning of the wild week on Wall Street. McCain McCain's quick comment: Fire Chris Cox, Chairman of the SEC. That effort to find a convenient scapegoat misses the mark and is also unfair. Cox has responded with a ten-point rebuttal pinpointing specific SEC actions — including strengthened investor protections, targeting fraud, emergency orders against naked short-selling involving Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, "sweeping" and "landmark" enforcement actions, etc. It is understandable that McCain wants to distance himself from President Bush. That does...
  • David Frum on Scott McClellan's new book: George Bush got the team he deserved

    06/01/2008 1:34:43 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 28 replies · 376+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | May 30, 2008 | David Frum
    David Frum on Scott McClellan's new book: George Bush got the team he deserved Posted: May 30, 2008, 3:47 PM by Marni Soupcoff David Frum Except maybe for MSNBC’s wild-eyed commentator Keith Olbermann, nobody in politics or media seems to have a good word to say for Scott McClellan, the former George W. Bush press secretary turned ferocious Bush critic. The right complains of McClellan's disloyalty. The left complains that McClellan’s change of heart arrived too late. The old Washington hands shake their heads at a press secretary writing a book at all: FDR’s and Eisenhower’s men took their secrets...
  • Blame Bush for McClellan

    05/30/2008 9:02:52 AM PDT · by rob777 · 59 replies · 86+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 30, 2008 | C. Edmund Wright
    Has there ever been as much chatter among the pundits about someone as light weight, un-talented, inconsequential (and utterly predictable) as Scott McClellan? I mean, who was he again? Oh yeah, that boring, un-engaged pasty little white dude who mumbled through the daily press briefings after Ari Fleisher and before Tony Snow. I remember him now. I used to wonder how in the world it was that the President found someone so totally unimpressive to help fight his media battles. Then I remembered: McClellan was a more appropriate as Press Secretary for the New Tone President than either his predecessor...
  • McClellan: Plame leak case was turning point

    05/29/2008 7:58:19 AM PDT · by shamusotoole · 63 replies · 181+ views ^ | May 29, 2008 | Mike Celzik
    The former Bush administration pitchman making explosive election-year charges about how the White House handled the Valerie Plame case and built the case for invading Iraq said Thursday that he went to Washington to change it and became “disillusioned” when he realized he was just a pawn in the never-ending political game.
  • Republicans long term gain if Obamanation wins

    05/25/2008 7:52:30 PM PDT · by jyro · 87 replies · 230+ views
    05/25/2008 | Jyro
    I'm currently of the opinion the disaster that has been president Bush for the last few years (yes, I was a supporter of George till he quit being a conservative) should cause Obamanation to win. I'm all for fighting the war over there. What I'm not for is letting the current congressional majority pass whatever they want and the President not showing any leadership skills with Republicans currently in congress. RINO's like McCain have ruined the party with their descent to moderation from Regan style Republican values. Obama should win this election so the nation can see the real differences...
  • Historians Write Off Bush's Presidency

    05/22/2008 5:04:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies · 204+ views ^ | May 22, 2008 | Larry Elder
    One hundred nine historians already nearly unanimously agree. They call the presidency of George W. Bush a "failure." The History News Network (HNN), who polled the historians, failed to name them or where they work. Wonder why? American Enterprise magazine, in 2002, examined voter registrations to determine the political affiliations of humanities professors at an assortment of colleges and universities, public and private, big and small, located in the North, South, East and West. Of those registered with a political party -- and most were -- historians overwhelmingly belong to a "party of the left" (Democratic, Green or Working Families...
  • Morning Joe's All Bush-Bashing Lineup

    05/16/2008 3:38:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 183+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The big story this morning is President Bush's remarks to the Israeli Knesset invoking the example of Hitler to warn against the appeasement of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In the opening segment, from Mika Brzezinski [subbing for Joe Scarborough and seen in file photo] to Willie Geist to Pat Buchanan to Mike Barnicle to David Shuster, nary a word in defense of Bush was heard, with Shuster twice referring to Bush's remarks as "grotesque." The only slight straying from Bush-bashing orthodoxy was Barnicle's observation that when he first heard of the remarks, he took them as aimed at Jimmy Carter, not Barack...
  • (NYT'S) Editor Bill Keller, Unleashed in London: "A War Going Very Badly in Iraq

    12/04/2007 1:55:54 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 27 replies · 76+ views
    Times Watch ^ | 4 December 2007 | Clay Waters
    Times Executive Editor Bill Keller delivered the Hugo Young Memorial Lecture in London in November, sponsored by the liberal Guardian newspaper, and said some things to his journalistic friends he might not felt comfortable telling a more general audience. "...And I would argue that in this clattering, interconnected, dangerous world, journalism that cuts through the noise has never been needed more. We have a war going very badly in Iraq, and another one in Afghanistan where our declaration of victory looks very premature." "...Third, we are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a...
  • The Generals' revolt

    04/15/2006 8:14:44 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 375 replies · 5,307+ views
    WND ^ | Ap 15 06 | Buchanan
    In just two weeks, six retired U.S. Marine and Army generals have denounced the Pentagon planning for the war in Iraq and called for the resignation or firing of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, who travels often to Iraq and supports the war, says that the generals mirror the views of 75 percent of the officers in the field, and probably more. This is not a Cindy Sheehan moment. This is a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the U.S. armed forces by senior officers once responsible for carrying out the orders of...
  • Iceland Air: Propaganda in the Skies

    10/06/2007 9:06:06 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 33 replies · 1,353+ views
    email ^ | Oct. 5, 2007 | Interesting Times
    Former Army Lt. Col. James Reilley was in charge of monitoring war crimes investigations conducted by the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division in the early 1970s. In 2004, he reported that the John Kerry / VVAW Winter Soldier claims were baseless; that war crimes during the Vietnam War were few and none were authorized by the chain of command. In August, Col. Reilley took an Iceland Air flight to Sweden. On the way, he opened the July/August issue of the airline's in-flight magazine to find this: SHRIMP TO THE RESCUE Casualty numbers continue to climb alarmingly. The Green Zone is...
  • Walter F. Mondale: The man behind the curtain (49 state loser speaks about Bush-Cheney)

    08/01/2007 8:58:35 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 23 replies · 304+ views
    T he Washington Post's recent series on Dick Cheney's vice presidency certainly got my attention. Having held that office myself over a quarter-century ago, I have more than a passing interest in its evolution from the backwater of American politics to the second most powerful position in our government. Almost all of that evolution, under presidents and vice presidents of both parties, has been positive -- until now. Under George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, it has gone seriously off track. The founders created the vice presidency as a constitutional afterthought, solely to provide a president-in-reserve should the need arise....
  • Pair are guilty of Bush memo leak

    05/09/2007 8:14:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies · 2,134+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/9/07 | BBC
    A civil servant and an MP's researcher have been found guilty of leaking a secret memo about talks between George Bush and Tony Blair. David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, has been found guilty of two offences under the Official Secrets Act. MP's researcher Leo O'Connor was found guilty of one Official Secrets offence. It recorded Oval Office talks between Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair about Iraq in 2004, the Old Bailey was told. Sentencing was adjourned for reports........
  • Know our enemy

    02/12/2007 12:41:28 AM PST · by Posting · 2 replies · 189+ views
    Pennlive, Letter ^ | February 12, 2007 | LEROY WRIGHT
    Know our enemyMonday, February 12, 2007 Liberals everywhere are waging war on phantom threats like atmospheric CO2cc11; and insensitivity and capitalism, while ignoring the real battle to the death that has already begun. But instead of engaging the enemy combatants of Islamofascism, the left has aimed all its fire power on the Bush administration. The gathering storm is global. It is virulent, violent and unappeasable. That sword of Allah is aimed straight at you, to separate your disbelieving head from your disbelieving neck. When the Iraq Surrender Group Report came out with its recommendation to pursue "dialogue" with Syria, Sen....
  • Bush's Iraq plan, between the lines(Tony Cordesman on the Surge)

    01/13/2007 11:20:46 PM PST · by jeltz25 · 12 replies · 667+ views
    IHT ^ | 1-14-07 | Tony Cordesman
    Bush's Iraq plan, between the lines Anthony H. Cordesman Friday, January 12, 2007 WASHINGTON President George W. Bush has presented a new strategy for the war in Iraq that he feels can reverse the country's drift toward large-scale civil war. The new plan focuses on stabilizing Baghdad by adding thousands of American troops with newly expanded powers to take on Shiite as well as Sunni rebels. It also includes a limited increase in United States forces in Anbar Province, and calls for Iraqi forces to take formal control of the security mission in November. The president was refreshingly candid, saying...
  • Group Led By Iraq War Veteran Will Air Ad Attacking Allen (Will Target Others in Congress too)

    09/13/2006 10:26:11 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 57 replies · 1,484+ views
    RICHMOND — An obscure new political group headed by an Iraq War veteran will begin airing television ads today that accuse Republican Sen. George Allen of voting to withhold lifesaving body armor for U.S. troops.The bluntly worded 30-second ad by is significant because it's the first attack ad of this year's hotly contested Senate race between Allen and Democrat Jim Webb.It's also the first of many likely to be aired this fall not by campaigns but by so-called 527 organizations similar to 2004's anti-Kerry Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and the pro-Democrat Americans Coming Together. The ad's tone is...
  • Gabler's Gripe: Karr Crimped Katrina Coverage

    09/02/2006 4:32:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies · 1,449+ views
    Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 2, 2006 - 19:20 I don't know about you, but by the end of the Bush-bashing festival that was the MSM's coverage of the one-year Katrina anniversary, I was about ready to climb up on my roof with a bedsheet message begging to be evacuated by helicopter. Neal Gabler also had a complaint about the Katrina anniversary coverage: there wasn't enough of it. On this evening's Fox News Watch, Gabler made his comment in the context of the panel's discussion of the John Mark Karr fiasco. Griped Gabler: "The embarrassment isn't that he wasn't guilty, the...
  • Goldberg: Give Bush a break

    09/01/2006 8:39:33 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 25 replies · 1,073+ views
    Townhall ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | Jonah Goldberg
    Lord knows I have my problems with President Bush. He taps the federal coffers like a monkey smacking the bar for another cocaine pellet in an addiction study. Some of his sentences give me the same sensation as falling backward in one of those "trust" exercises, in which you just have to hope things work out. Yes, the Iraq invasion has gone badly, and to deny this is to suggest that Bush meant for things to turn out this way, which is even crueler than saying he failed to get it right. But you know what? It's time to cut...
  • Bush not an idiot; he's just from Texas

    08/25/2006 6:24:42 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 89 replies · 1,744+ views
    Arizona Star ^ | Friday, August 25, 2006 | Kathleen Parker
    Bush-bashing for sport has never lacked fans in the blogosphere, but questioning the president's intelligence lately has gone mainstream. Joe Scarborough, former Republican congressman and host of MSNBC's "Scarborough Country," recently tossed his beanie into the ring, running a 10-minute segment titled: "Is Bush an 'Idiot'?" Scarborough wasn't calling Bush an idiot, mind you. He was just quoting that renowned American intellectual, Linda Ronstadt. Recently, Ronstadt had commented on the president's performance while attending an international summit of heads of state. No wait, my mistake, she made those comments to reporters and audiences while touring in Canada. But never mind....
  • Intellectually Curious George

    08/23/2006 4:46:58 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 26 replies · 1,081+ views
    townhall ^ | 8/23/06 | Kathleen Parker
    ``'Curiouser and curiouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).'' -- ``Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Lewis Carroll Bush-bashing for sport has never lacked fans in the blogosphere, but questioning the president's intelligence lately has gone mainstream. Joe Scarborough, former Republican congressman and host of MSNBC's ``Scarborough Country,'' recently tossed his beanie into the ring, running a 10-minute segment titled: ``Is Bush an 'Idiot'?'' Scarborough wasn't calling Bush an idiot, mind you. He was just quoting that renowned American intellectual, Linda Ronstadt. Recently, Ronstadt had commented on the president's...
  • "The US and Israel Stand Alone" [Carter barf alert]

    08/16/2006 9:48:09 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 56 replies · 1,493+ views
    SPIEGEL Magazine ^ | August 15, 2006
    Former US president Jimmy Carter speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the danger posed to American values by George W. Bush, the difficult situation in the Middle East and Cuba's ailing Fidel Castro. SPIEGEL: Mr. Carter, in your new book you write that only the American people can ensure that the US government returns to the country's old moral principles. Are you suggesting that the current US administration of George W. Bush of acting immorally? Carter: There's no doubt that this administration has made a radical and unpressured departure from the basic policies of all previous administrations including those of both...
  • Have you heard the one about the Jews?

    08/16/2006 9:26:08 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 47 replies · 2,325+ views
    The Times ^ | August 15, 2006 | Jamie Glassman
    THERE’S NOTHING I like more than a Jewish joke. It’s the anti-Jewish ones I’m not so keen on. Wandering through the streets of Edinburgh during the world’s largest arts festival, you never know what sight or sound you will be bombarded with next. Half-naked men on 6ft stilts meander by, half-naked girls rush to sell you their show, troops of Japanese acrobats tumble past. But I wasn’t prepared for the verbal assault I got when I wandered into a comedy gig this week. There have always been anti- Semitic jokes. But you know times are changing when you go along...
  • The End of Christianity in Iraq

    07/26/2006 9:31:27 AM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 97 replies · 1,887+ views
    Christians of Iraq ^ | July 24, 2006 | Glen Chancy
    The End of Christianity in Iraq by Glen ChancyJuly 24, 2006Christians of Iraq.ComThe news from Iraq has been especially grim of late. Daily it seems violent death is everywhere in the form of car bombings at mosques and other public facilities, ethnic cleansing carried out by militias roving about the streets seeking victims, even soldiers and police doubling as sectarian enforcers. The statistics themselves tell a grim tale. Baghdad's morgue is receiving nearly twice as many dead Iraqis each day as it did last year. In June 2005, the Baghdad morgue was receiving 700 to 800 bodies a month, or...
  • 'MISBEGOTTEN' TIMES (narrowness, Mr. Sulzberger, not width): PINCH'S NON-APOLOGY APOLOGY

    07/18/2006 6:04:58 PM PDT · by Mia T · 43 replies · 2,077+ views
    C-SPAN | 7.18.06 | Mia T
    'MISBEGOTTEN' TIMES(NARROWNESS, MR. SULZBERGER, NOT WIDTH) PINCH'S NON-APOLOGY APOLOGY by Mia T, July 18, 2006 WAR AND TREASON AND THE NEW YORK TIMES by Mia T, December 29, 2005       inch Sulzberger scurried to the C-SPAN confessional even as the fires raged under the mammoth heap of ash and twisted steel that was once the Twin Towers and 2801 human beings. He had to make certain no one would blame The New York Times. The Times' 1996 endorsement of bill clinton1 was the problem. The endorsement, you may recall, was contingent on clinton getting a brain transplant--specifically of...
  • Murtha says America poses top threat to world peace!

    06/26/2006 8:52:12 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 54 replies · 1,942+ views
    Pull out of Iraq now, congressman urges Cover-up of Haditha killings wrong, he says By Elizabeth Baier South Florida Sun-Sentinel Posted June 25 2006 American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to a crowd of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon. Murtha was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting organized by U.S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Miami, at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus. Meek's mother, former U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami, was also on the panel. War veterans,...
  • FL Country radio station nixes Dixie Chicks

    05/23/2006 9:01:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 30 replies · 1,634+ views
    Country radio nixes Dixie Chicks NASHVILLLE, Tenn., May 22 (UPI) -- It appears the war U.S. country radio stations mounted against the politically outspoken Dixie Chicks has not abated in the least. The band is promoting "Taking the Long Way," its first album since Natalie Maines told a London audience in 2003 she was ashamed to be from the same state as U.S. President George Bush. The comment sparked a radio boycott of the group's music. Although the album hits stores Tuesday, the first two singles from the album are not getting widespread airplay, reported Monday. The first single,...
  • Bush to Speak About Immigration on Monday , 5/15/06

    05/12/2006 7:31:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 124 replies · 2,788+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/06 | Terence Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to address the nation Monday night on the immigration debate, trying to build momentum for legislation that could provide millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens. The White House said it was seeking time from television networks for the president's remarks. "This is crunch time," Tony Snow, the new White House press secretary said Friday at his first off-camera, or informal, briefing. On Thursday, Senate leaders reached a deal to revive a broad immigration bill that had appeared doomed just several weeks ago. Key to the agreement is who will be negotiating...
  • It's only censorship, but they like it

    04/10/2006 6:56:45 AM PDT · by WrightOnTarget · 7 replies · 395+ views
    WND ^ | 4-10-06 | Doug Powers
    Mentioning "censorship" to artists is like saying "milk" to the lactose intolerant, but sometimes you can get them to sneak a sip provided it's to stave off osteoporosis and/or make headlines. It seems like only yesterday that Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were hesitant, but agreed to, have their Super Bowl halftime show very briefly censored, with the microphone volume being lowered at the appropriate lyrical moment during two songs. The networks, still reeling from Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" a couple years ago, didn't want to hear from any more of us who had our old-fashioned sense of decency...
  • Not a Completely Peaceful Protest (Swastikas at Tampa anti-war protest)

    03/19/2006 9:16:20 PM PST · by PPHSFL · 48 replies · 1,625+ views
    Bay News 9 ^ | March 19, 2005 | Bay News 9
    Hundreds of people filled Tampa's courthouse square Sunday to mark the third anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, as thousands did the same throughout the country. "After three years, it's a failure," said protestor Mabili Ajani. "It's a clear and utter failure." That belief was shared by many of the anti-war protesters, and some sounded off about how to get out of Iraq. "We're going to have to clean the mess up," said Michael White. "Somebody's going to have to. We need to get our children out of harm's way. Strategic withdrawal is where it's at." The...
  • Colo. Teacher Defends Bush-Hitler Remarks

    03/07/2006 2:43:02 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 102 replies · 3,669+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8 March 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    A high school social studies teacher who was put on leave after comparing President Bush's State of the Union address to speeches made by Adolf Hitler defended his lecture on Tuesday, saying he was trying to encourage students to think. "My job as a teacher is to challenge students to think critically about issues that are affecting our world and our society," Jay Bennish said on NBC's "Today Show." Bennish is on paid leave from Overland High School in suburban Aurora, Colo., while Cherry Creek School District investigates whether his Feb. 1 lecture violated a policy requiring that balancing viewpoints...
  • Scooping the mainstream media [AP bias on Bennish story]

    03/07/2006 11:23:04 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 9 replies · 1,318+ views ^ | March 7, 2006 | Todd Manzi
    The Associated Press reached a new level of incompetence, and the "news" industry they serve doesn’t seem to care. If you want political opinion, you’ll find it in Associated Press dispatches. If you want news, you might have to read conservative opinion columns. On February 22nd, Walter Williams, a columnist, scooped the mainstream media. Williams reported that high school teacher Jay Bennish lectured his geography class stating: 1) "[President Bush’s State of the Union Speech] sounds a lot like the things Adolf Hitler used to say." 2) "Bush is threatening the whole planet." 3) "[The] U.S. wants to keep...