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  • Is George W. Bush the Key to True Detective Season Two?

    07/06/2015 10:37:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies ^ | JULY 6, 2015 | Rachel Raczka
    Vernon, Calif., the notoriously corrupt, industrial city that inspired True Detective season two, is a far cry from the eerie swamplands of the Louisiana bayou, but were there for a reason right? In this weeks episode, Maybe Tomorrow, Det. Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) and California Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) search for the killer, leading them to ambush the home of Mayor Austin Chessani (Ritchie Coster), who was in close, questionable contact with the seedy city manager before his death. While in Chessanis mansion, we catch a glimpse of a framed photo of the mayor and former...
  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • Sneering at the Sniper Movie

    01/02/2015 4:24:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | January 2, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    At this point in George W. Bush's presidency, Hollywood uncorked a barrel of anti-Iraq-war movies, all of them in their varying styles trashing the American military or intelligence agencies as vicious murderers, rapists and all-around freedom-tramplers. Most were duds because the public wanted nothing to do with those messages. But oh, did the critics love 'em. In Obama's "fourth quarter," as he calls it, Clint Eastwood has released his movie "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a NAVY Seal who survived four tours of duty in Iraq and was credited with an astonishing 160 confirmed kills. The story...
  • Rolling Stones UVA story a disaster for all ("Whatever the truth")

    12/07/2014 2:50:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2014 | Yvonne Abraham
    Well, this is awful.The Web blew up Friday afternoon with the news that Rolling Stone magazine no longer stands behind last months horrific, explosive story of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. A report in The Washington Post cast central elements of her story into serious doubt. Her friends and supporters now say theyre dubious, too.Its disastrous for everybody involved. At this writing, the victim, Jackie, insists she was telling the truth about being raped by seven students. Whatever the truth, she must be in a world of pain right now, particularly if she tried to extricate...
  • Funeral Services for the Anti-War Movement Will Be Held Next Week

    09/28/2014 2:34:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The National Review's Campaign Spot ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Big, busy Morning Jolt to close out the week an appalling failure of immigration law enforcement, an indictment in that long-forgotten GSA conference scandal, another trip down memory lane for a beloved prematurely-canceled television show, and then this glaring change in our national politics: Funeral Services for the Anti-War Movement Will Be Held Next Week Howard Kurtz writes the obituary of the anti-war movement. Born in 2003, the movement experienced sudden difficulties in January 2009, struggled and limped along for the past few years, and finally collapsed in the street in front of the White House least week: Medea...
  • Erased History: The aggressive effort to impeach George W. Bush

    08/03/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Brenner Brief ^ | 8/3/14 | Rene Nal
    Not only did Democrats try to impeach George W. Bush during his presidency, they did so aggressively. While many have laughingly claimed that efforts to impeach President Obama are racist, or have blatantly lied by saying that there was no effort to impeach George W. Bush; history tells quite a different story. One of the most egregious statements was made by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who said in part, We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority. Lee, who co-sponsored legislation to impeach George W....
  • Department of Justice wants expanded permission to hack and search remote computers

    05/10/2014 7:42:39 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies ^ | May 9, 2014 | Grant Gross
    The U.S. Department of Justice wants new authority to hack and search remote computers during investigations, saying the new rules are needed because of complex criminal schemes sometimes using millions of machines spread across the country. Digital rights groups say the request from the DOJ for authority to search computers outside the district where an investigation is based raises concerns about Internet security and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. By expanding federal law enforcements power to secretly exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in software and Internet platforms, the proposal threatens to weaken Internet security for all of us, Nathan...
  • How Blaming Bush Led to the Ukraine Crisis

    04/28/2014 5:42:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the Democratic Party, history began and ended with the election of George W. Bush. Nothing had happened before him. Every world crisis began with him and would only come to an end when the Democratic Party finally squeezed one of its own into the White House. If there was a problem, Bush had caused it. If another country hated America, it was Bushs fault. Bush alienated Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and even parts of Antarctica. It was all his fault, the media, academia and angry Trotskyite grandmothers marching for peace and tyranny in San Francisco agreed. Books...
  • Randi Rhodes Quitting Radio, Slams Ex-Colleagues Maddow, Franken on Way Out

    04/26/2014 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 121 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jack Coleman
    The vast arid wasteland known as liberal radio is becoming even more barren. Loose-cannon lefty Randi Rhodes is pulling the plug on her show. News of Rhodes' impending departure came in a terse statement from Premiere Networks, which broadcasts her show through 35 affiliates -- "[We] can confirm that Randi Rhodes has decided to end her national radio program. We've had a successful partnership with Randi for several years and we wish her all the best for the future. Premiere Networks will conclude syndication and production of Randi Rhodes on May 16, 2014." (Audio clips after the jump) Rhodes spent...
  • Vanity: Why are there no protests in Europe and elsewhere against the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    03/02/2014 4:53:51 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    3/2/2014 | Me
    Seems quiet out there. Russia invades a country one door down from the EU and crickets from the left. No cries of killing Putin and his family, no signs, No human shields....nothing.
  • Olympics-Russian Rodnina blames hacking for Obama Twitter gaffe

    SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Irina Rodnina, the figure skater who lit the Olympic flame at the Sochi Games, blamed hackers on Monday for a tweet about U.S. President Barack Obama that caused a racism row. Some Western media questioned the choice of Russia's triple Olympic champion Rodnina featuring in the climax of the Games opening ceremony on Friday. A tweet on her timeline last year showed a picture of Obama which was photoshopped to add a banana in the foreground. The image angered many including the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, who called it "outrageous behaviour"....
  • One CIA Lawyer Could've Stopped Waterboarding Before It Started, Here's Why He Didn't

    01/31/2014 4:38:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 31, 2014 | By LEE FERRAN
    On Sept. 11, 2001, while a hijacked plane was still unaccounted for, the CIA headquarters was evacuated. But like several officers and analysts in the building, John Rizzo, one of the Agency's top attorneys at the time, didn't move. Instead, took out a yellow legal pad and began drafting the legal justifications for what he had already predicted would be a "full-scale assault on al Qaeda [which would] employ all means necessary to prevent any further attacks on the homeland." ... But it was down to Rizzo to decide how far American interrogators could go, and his decision would affect...
  • HALLOWEEN: Is This Barack Obama Vampire Card Offensive? (San Bernardino Shopper 'Appalled')

    09/30/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    HALLOWEEN: Is this Barack Obama vampire card offensive? While shopping for Halloween cards at Target in San Bernardino, JoAnn Nelson was appalled when her 5-year-old granddaughter showed her this card. Nelson said she finds the card tasteless and offensive. I was disturbed and did not want my grandbaby to see this, she wrote in an email.
  • Toronto: Hollywood Won't Touch Syria Crisis

    09/09/2013 5:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 8, 2013 | Stuart Kemp
    As two dramas about the conflict vie for attention at TIFF, normally outspoken actors and filmmakers on hand for the fest remain conspicuously mum on the subject. The conflict in Syria and the increasing likelihood of Western involvement is occupying hearts and minds at this year’s festival. Still, when it comes to Hollywood voices publicly weighing in on the debate over U.S. intervention in the territory, the silence has been deafening. A number of high-profile Hollywood names on hand for the festival, who’ve been outspoken in the past on U.S. military intervention, have been uncharacteristically quiet on the issue. THR...
  • Hollyweird Moonbats Speak Out Against War

    09/09/2013 6:47:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 9/9/2013
    As Obama et al. shove us into a senseless conflict that could easily escalate into WWIII, lets give a listen to righteous voices from Tinseltown: But I am equally against the death penalty or war anywhere people are sacrificed for some end justifying a means. Martin Sheen I also think that there is a strong streak of racism, and whenever we engage in foreign adventures. Our whole history in regime change has been of people of different color. Ed Asner I think were past that point in human evolution where theres such a thing as winning wars....
  • 14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped

    09/06/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 09/06/13 | JohnEkdahl
    Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst. 1. Sheryl Crow LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies. Sheryl Crow 2. Bruce Springsteen LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Bruce Springsteen
  • Obama Spokesman on Rodeo Clown: Not One of the Finer Moments for Missouri

    08/14/2013 4:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 14, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    A spokesperson for President Barack Obama and the White House has weighed in on the Missouri rodeo clown who ignited a firestorm of controversy when he wore an Obama mask and taunted a bull to attack him. While the president has not offered his thoughts on the controversy, a White House spokesperson who is also a Missouri native said the incident was certainly not one of the finer moments in our state. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that he could not offer them Obamas personal thoughts on the rodeo clown. The president is currently vacationing with his family...
  • Attention Media: Dummy Wearing George H.W. Bush Mask Attacked By Bull at 1994 Rodeo

    08/14/2013 3:45:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 21 replies
    MRC ^ | August 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The Obama-loving media are totally apoplectic about revelations of a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask during a bull riding competition Saturday at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Maybe these folks should report that these things aren't that unusual at such events, and that in 1994, a bull attacked a dummy wearing a George H.W. Bush mask without the world coming to an end, anybody being fired, or any press outrage.
  • In (partial) defense of the Missouri rodeo clown

    08/13/2013 5:46:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 13, 2013 | Byron York
    The Missouri State Fair has banned for life a rodeo clown who wore a Barack Obama mask during a bull-riding competition and suggested that Obama might be run down by an angry bull. Hey, I know Im a clown, the still-unidentified performer said. He [Obama] is just running around acting like one. Doesnt know he is one. Many in the audience were amused; at least some were offended. The event was captured on home video, which quickly made the rounds of news reports. In a press release Monday, the State Fair said, the statements and actions Saturday night were inappropriate...
  • FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

    08/03/2013 10:40:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    c|net ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | by Declan McCullagh
    CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom "port reader" software to intercept Internet metadata in real time. And, in some cases, it wants to force Internet providers to use the software. The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts. FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of court, in a bid to deploy government-provided software capable of intercepting and analyzing entire communications streams. The FBI's legal position during these discussions is that the software's real-time interception...
  • 'Man of Steel' Director Zack Snyder: It's OK for Superman to Be American with Obama in Office

    06/19/2013 7:40:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 18, 2013 | Zachary Leeman
    Conservatives have embraced Man of Steel, and rightly so, turning it into a cash cow for Warner Bros. The film is open about its religious aspects and has the kind of conservative leanings that we haven't seen in major blockbusters since The Dark Knight Trilogy. With a sequel already greenlit, reporters are asking the filmmakers for any and all details about their future plans. Conservatives that have embraced the patriotic origin story may be a little disappointed in what director Zack Snyder had to say about the film's patriotism and his plans for the sequel. When asked by BBC Radio...
  • Star Trek into Darkness - 9/11 Truther movie [vanity/spoilers]

    05/16/2013 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Skywise · 68 replies
    Saw it last night. Couldn't make sense of certain aspects of it until I realized they're telling the 9/11 truther plot that Bush planned everything. (Spoilers ahead with plot details revealed)
  • BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi 'captured' as rebel forces take control of Sirte

    10/20/2011 4:39:01 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Dailymail ^ | 10.20.11
    BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi 'captured' as rebel forces take control of Sirte Leader wounded in both legs prior to capture By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Last updated at 12:27 PM on 20th October 2011 Comments (0) Add to My Stories Share Muammar Gaddafi has been captured by revolutionary forces in Libya, it has been reported today. Gaddafi and his family have been on the run since Nato and rebel forces started closing the net on Tripoli in mid-August. The reports of Gaddafi's capture came on the same day that revolutionary forces said that they had taken control of Sirte - the leader's...
  • George Bush's Memoir Turns to Crime

    11/12/2010 12:24:25 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 13 replies ^ | November 9, 2010 | Benedicte Page
    The special relationship is being turned on its head, with US peace activists following the lead of their British counterparts to launch a campaign to reshelve George Bush's new memoir, Decision Points, "where it belongs": in the crime section of their local bookshops. Inspired by a British campaign which saw Tony Blair's autobiography, A Journey, appearing under crime, horror and even fantasy in UK bookshops, the protest blog Waging Nonviolence is urging its supporters to "Move Bush's Book Where It Belongs", and post pictures of the autobiography in its new location on a campaign Facebook page.
  • CBS Decides Al and Tipper's Separation is the Fault of ... George W. Bush

    06/02/2010 2:52:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies · 1,554+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 1, 2010 | Brent Baker
    Is there anything a journalist cannot or will not twist to bring the topic back to how life would be so much better if only not for that awful George W. Bush? On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, with the help of the Washington Post's Sally Quinn, Sharyl Attkisson managed to blame news, that Al and Tipper Gore are separating, on how they never got over being denied the presidency despite winning the popular vote in 2000. If only Bush hadn't taken it from them. Attkisson recalled it's been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic...
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane (Video w/clips from 2004 of Leftists w/Bush=Hitler signs, violent rhetoric)

    03/31/2010 8:43:54 AM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies · 599+ views
    Brain Terminal ^ | Evan Coyne Maloney
    A Trip Down Memory Lane 31 March 2010 Not too long ago, taking to the streets to protest your government was considered a patriotic act.Its true!But it seems that publicly airing your grievances stopped being patriotic right around noon on January 20th, 2009.Once President Obama was sworn in, protesting became incitement to violence.If youve opened up a newspaper or watched a cable news program in the past week or so, youve probably seen members of the media painting Tea Party activists as dangerous bigots. Thats because disagreeing with President Obama on issues like government spending and high taxes makes...
  • David Safavian is not an ex bush aide

    10/30/2009 5:19:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 289+ views
    The AP has yet again run a hit piece trying to link any scandal it can to Bush. This chart shows that he was not a bush aide.
  • For now, laid off and loving it ( BARF )

    02/23/2009 10:38:58 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies · 1,225+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23rd | Jenn Abelson
    A few days after David Adler's wife decided to leave her law firm in December, he was laid off from his job designing software at Brightcove. It was shocking. And scary. Until it wasn't. Adler has quickly learned to appreciate some aspects of his unexpected unemployment. The 42-year-old spends his days doting on his 6-month-old daughter, visiting museums with his family, and preparing for a possible exhibit of his photos at a local coffee shop in Dedham. Living off savings, unemployment, and severance packages, Adler knows he has to get a job eventually and has started the search. But for...
  • Unlike Bush's 'Google Bomb,' Google Quickly Defuses Obama's....(4 years versus a few days)

    01/30/2009 8:49:37 AM PST · by IrishMike · 46 replies · 1,999+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 30, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    It took four years for Google to address the "Google bomb" that was lobbed at former President Bush. But it took the Internet behemoth only a few days to defuse the same attack on President Obama. Four years versus a few days ... Some Googlers are asking why. In 2003, President Bush's detractors successfully gamed the Google search engine by arranging to have countless Web sites link the words "miserable failure" to Bush's official biography on the White House Web site. The result was that when someone typed the search term "miserable failure" into the Google search box, Bush's bio...
  • Caption these libtards with their signs on "Hello Everybody" (sequal to 2004's "Sorry Everybody")

    01/28/2009 11:50:29 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 51 replies · 1,589+ views ^ | (post Obama election victory) | (not provided)
  • Democrats begin waiting for George W. Bush to fail

    01/28/2009 6:37:02 AM PST · by coneocon · 52 replies · 3,267+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | jan 9, 2001 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Among Democrats, there are two views as to how to pull this off now. The popular view is the one that looks to Bush making mistakes and, perhaps, to an economic downturn that will make swing voters long for the days of Democratic prosperity under Clinton.
  • Where did all of the talking points go?

    08/10/2008 4:48:16 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies · 168+ views
    Russia apparently isn't in a quagmire. They apparently did go to the UN and ask for permission first. They are not in an unnecessary act of aggression. I haven't seen any drive by reporters lament any unilateral actions, have you?
  • Snow dead less than 24 hours... AP starts smearing the guy

    07/13/2008 1:00:55 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 23 replies · 235+ views
    AP / Newsbusters ^ | July 12th | Tom Blumer
    At long last, has the Associated Press lost all sense of decency? The AP's story (saved here for future reference in case the wire service is embarrassed into revising it; you might consider saving it too as Exhibit A on how far over the cliff the dinosaur media has driven itself) by Douglass K. Daniel, with Jennifer Loven contributing (I might have known), gets in at least three cheap, fundamentally untrue, and totally uncalled-for shots at Tony Snow, who died earlier this morning.
  • 'Get Smart' Misses by 'That Much' (gratuitous Bush/Cheney bashing in new film)

    06/17/2008 10:10:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 112 replies · 738+ views
    2008 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2008 | By Roger Friedman
    "Get Smart," which I saw Monday night, is a hodgepodge. The good news is, its not awful. It has somehow retained a little of the Brooks/Henry spirit. There is just enough of it, spread around thinly, to make you remember what real satire was like, since "Get Smart" was a take-off on everything from "The Man from UNCLE" to James Bond....James Caan also appears as a bumbling president of the U.S. whos under the thumb of his evil VP.
  • Cheney Photo Causes Stir on Internet

    04/11/2008 10:36:56 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies · 1,302+ views
    FOX News ^ | Friday, April 11, 2008 | Associated Press
    The Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese and the Illinois-shaped corn flake appear to have new competition for webbies' fascination: Dick Cheney's mysterious sunglasses. An undated photo of the vice president on the White House Web site has caused a stir on the Internet, causing some people to wonder if he's in eyeshot of an unclad female. The White House says it's just someone holding an innocuous fishing rod (the veep -- allegedly -- is fly fishing in Idaho).
  • Joint Chiefs chairman: close Guantanamo

    01/13/2008 3:31:02 PM PST · by MichMash · 336 replies · 7,284+ views
    AP Via Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 13, 2008 | Robert Burns
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The chief of the U.S. military said Sunday he favors closing the prison here as soon as possible because he believes negative publicity worldwide about treatment of terrorist suspects has been "pretty damaging" to the image of the United States. "I'd like to see it shut down," Adm. Mike Mullen said in an interview with three reporters who toured the detention center with him on his first visit since becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last October.
  • Vanity: Holiday letter from a liberal(grab a bucket)

    12/17/2007 4:59:13 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 13 replies · 107+ views
    personal letter | December 2007 | "Booty"
    The first graders names have been omitted. This is an excerpt from a holiday letter of American family of academic liberals currently living off the government (of Australia, for now). ...other breakthroughs included the training wheels coming off the bike and an early grasp of American politics ... During the APEC meetings in Sydney, the father of his friend XXXXX, who was commander of the Australian troops in Iraq, had lunch with President Bush. XXXXX brought to the daily class 'news time' the official White House atlas given his dad. The teacher said "How special it was for your father...
  • NBC reverses decision on Freedom Watch ad

    12/08/2007 11:47:12 AM PST · by abb · 132 replies · 841+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | December 8, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    **Under pressure from outraged viewers, NBC has reversed its decision not to air the Freedom's Watch ads thanking troops... Developing...
  • British Xmas card mocks Polish pope (and President Bush)

    12/06/2007 9:30:58 AM PST · by lizol · 63 replies · 765+ views ^ | 06.12.2007
    British Xmas card mocks Polish pope 06.12.2007 Poles in the UK protest against a Christmas card which features John Paul II and George W. Bush. The deceased John Paul II is lying on a catafalque. George Bush is standing over him. The speech bubble next to his face says: "What happened to Santa?". This Christmas card is selling like hot cakes in Britain, causing outrage amongst the Polish community. Poles have already informed they would organise street protests. "It's appalling. Using the image of the deceased Holy Father is a scandal. Muslims protested at the cartoons deriding Muhammad. Why should...
  • The Insanity of Bush Hatred

    11/14/2007 9:29:37 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 46 replies · 103+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 14 November 2007 | PETER BERKOWITZ
    ...But Bush hatred is different. It's not that this time members of the intellectual class have been swept away by passion and become votaries of anger and loathing. Alas, intellectuals have always been prone to employ their learning and fine words to whip up resentment and demonize the competition. Bush hatred, however, is distinguished by the pride intellectuals have taken in their hatred, openly endorsing it as a virtue and enthusiastically proclaiming that their hatred is not only a rational response to the president and his administration but a mark of good moral hygiene....On the contrary, they argued, Bush hatred...
  • The steamrollers of climate science(slamming the UN's IPCC)

    08/05/2007 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies · 796+ views
    Financial times ^ | August 2nd | Clive Crook
    Almost from the beginning, critics have attacked the Bush administration for the way it has dealt with science. In many areas - and emblematically in the case of climate change - well-qualified accusers have complained that the White House and its political appointees across the federal government have interfered with the work of scientists, misrepresented their findings and censored their public statements. Many of these cases are shocking - or at least they were, until people became inured to them. The administration's record on managing the government's own scientific efforts, and on respect for science more broadly, is awful.
  • Mock the Press

    07/11/2007 12:46:29 PM PDT · by Milhous · 40 replies · 1,786+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 11 2007 | Dan Froomkin
    President Bush, at podium, speaks to members of the media prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony ... At this morning's ribbon-cutting for the newly renovated White House Briefing Room, President Bush dropped in just long enough to rub reporters' noses in his cheerful refusal to take them seriously. ... the president was in full frat-boy mode, clowning around during introductory remarks by C-SPAN's Steve Scully. ... Bush apparently felt Scully went on too long. "I like a good, short introduction," Bush jeered as soon as Scully gave up the podium. Here's the transcript. "We missed you -- sort of," Bush...
  • Bush in holy gaffe (no news making news)

    06/09/2007 9:34:49 AM PDT · by mnehring · 89 replies · 2,894+ views
    Vatican City - US President George W Bush drew gasps at the Vatican on Saturday by referring to Pope Benedict XVI as "sir" instead of the expected "His Holiness", pool reporters said. They could clearly hear the US leader say "Yes, sir" when the pope asked him if he was going to meet with officials of the lay Catholic Sant'Egidio community at the US embassy later during his visit. A handful of pool reporters were on hand as Benedict greeted Bush at the door of his private library ahead of a private audience of about half an hour. On his...
  • Bush's Monica Problem (another media's load of crap)

    05/29/2007 1:49:51 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies · 1,086+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 5/29/2007 | Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas
    June 4, 2007 issue - The United States Department of Justice has not always been above politics. John F. Kennedy, after all, appointed his brother and consigliere Robert to be attorney general. But the Justice Department is supposed to stand for the rule of lawto be the enforcer of the laws of the United States, not the place presidents go to get around the law. Independence is an important tradition in the columned limestone building on Constitution Avenue. It is worth remembering that before Richard Nixon could find someone at the Justice Department willing to fire the Watergate special prosecutor...
  • Republicans defect to the Obama camp

    05/07/2007 1:25:24 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 97 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 5/6/07 | Sarah Baxter
    DISILLUSIONED supporters of President George W Bush are defecting to Barack Obama, the Democratic senator for Illinois, as the White House candidate with the best chance of uniting a divided nation. Tom Bernstein went to Yale University with Bush and co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team with him. In 2004 he donated the maximum $2,000 to the presidents reelection campaign and gave $50,000 to the Republican National Committee. This year he is switching his support to Obama. He is one of many former Bush admirers who find the Democrat newcomer appealing. Matthew Dowd, Bushs chief campaign strategist in 2004, announced...
  • BREAKING: Abu Omar al-Baghdadi Captured (Or not: see #210)

    03/09/2007 12:55:31 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 223 replies · 13,550+ views
    ap ^ | 3/9/07
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi military spokesman says the leader of the al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, has been captured in a raid west of Baghdad. U.S. officials had no confirmation
  • Ministers: No Bush library at SMU

    01/18/2007 9:42:10 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies · 1,658+ views
    Ministers: No Bush library at SMU By ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer 27 minutes ago A group of Methodist ministers from across the nation launched an online petition drive Thursday urging Southern Methodist University to stop trying to land George W. Bush's presidential library. The petition, on a newly created Web site,, says that "as United Methodists, we believe that the linking of his presidency with a university bearing the Methodist name is utterly inappropriate." "Methodists have a long history of social conscience, so questions about the conduct of this president are very concerning," said one of the...
  • White House Press Gaggle - Monday, November 6, 2006

    11/06/2006 11:54:06 AM PST · by dinasour · 7 replies · 639+ views
    The White House Press Office ^ | 11/6/2006 | Tony Snow
    Press Gaggle by Tony Snow 11/06/2006 Aboard Air Force One En Route Pensacola, Florida 12:09 P.M. CST MR. SNOW: All right, I'm at your disposal. What's up? Q Not much. (Laughter.) Just a little election coming up. MR. SNOW: Thank you, thank you very much. Q What about Crist? Is that -- do you regard that as a snub? MR. SNOW: No. Look, he says he wants to go around and go for votes around the state. The President is going to be campaigning for Charlie Crist today. He will mention him in the speech, and he's also going...
  • DoD Corrects (the many) Errors of MSM

    10/05/2006 12:21:08 PM PDT · by PurpleMan · 10 replies · 980+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | October 2, 2006
    Correcting The Record Myths V. Facts: Debunking Newsweek's Article on Afghanistan: The Rise of Jihadistan (October 2, 2006) INCORRECT NEWSWEEK CLAIM: The 2003 invasion of Iraq did more than divert essential resources from Afghanistan; it created a test lab for new insurgent weapons and tactics that have since been adopted by the Taliban. RESPONSE: The assertion that the Iraq invasion diverted resources from Afghanistan is a talking point of critics of the Bush administration. It is an opinion, not a fact.
  • Finally, a Republican scandal that may stick (Barf Alert)

    10/04/2006 11:02:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies · 1,516+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | October 3, 2006 | Lenore Skenazy
    Finally, a Republican scandal that may stick Usually when the Republican chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children instant-messages an underage boy and asks him to get out a ruler to measure his... Well. Ahem. Let's just say: Usually when a congressman is involved in a scandal, he doesn't bring the whole party down with him. This time could be different. The Mark Foley affair is so simple and so human, it's like a Cliffs.Notes version of all the other Republican scandals: Rampant corruption. Leadership? Ha. No one cares till the klieg lights get turned on. THE...