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  • Orin Hatch Is off His Rocker (House to vote on tripling size of AmeriCorps)

    03/18/2009 8:29:14 AM PDT · by alex · 49 replies · 1,616+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/2009 | AP
    A bill tripling the size of the AmeriCorps program that is scheduled for a House vote Wednesday would also create fellowships for people 55 and older and a separate Summer of Service program for middle and high school student volunteers.... Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., have introduced a similar measure that also adds 175,000 positions to AmeriCorps. A Senate committee is scheduled to vote on its legislation on Wednesday and it could come before the full Senate for a vote as early as next week.
  • The Obama Steamroller: Is Resistance Futile?

    02/27/2009 9:30:47 AM PST · by alex · 60 replies · 1,291+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/27/09 | Richard Baehr
    The political reality at the moment is that regardless of the wisdom or foolishness of what is or will be proposed by the Obama administration or Congress in the next two years, it will pass. This is the consequence for the GOP of losing elections and losing them big in both 2006 and 2008....
  • Is Obama an Agent of Reason of Brain-Dead Pinko Clothing? (Obama Will Ration Your Health Care)

    02/23/2009 8:04:26 PM PST · by alex · 248+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/23/09 | Sally C. Pipes
    ... Given the opportunity, Mr. Daschle would likely charge the board with determining which treatments and drugs are cost effective and therefore permissible to use for patients covered by the government...
  • The Real Bush's Legacy (Vanity)

    01/28/2009 5:30:01 AM PST · by alex · 16 replies · 831+ views
    Flickr ^ | 1/28/2009 | Unknown
  • City Council pushing knife statute (The Slippery Slope of Gun Control)

    10/31/2008 1:39:50 PM PDT · by alex · 20 replies · 595+ views
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette ^ | 10/29/08 | Nick Kotsopoulos
    Under the ordinance, developed by the Police Department, Worcester district attorney’s office and city officials, any knife with a blade larger than 1.5 inches would be illegal to carry; people caught with such knives in their possession would be fined $300, as permitted by state law.
  • The Rise of the Midlevel Professional

    06/15/2007 4:32:21 PM PDT · by alex · 2 replies · 443+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 6/15/07 | Marshall Loeb
    ... But, Fresquez said, "In my experience, people in this field don't want to invest the time and energy to go back to school." More likely, many of them will focus on professions where the pay may be somewhat less but so is the stress.
  • A Way Better Immigration Proposal (Vanity)

    06/02/2007 6:00:07 AM PDT · by alex · 30 replies · 712+ views
    self | 6/2/07 | self
    1. Allow Mexican nationals to travel and to work in the US on the same basis Canadians do: show your Mexican passport on the border to travel and if there is a job offer work visa should be granted unconditionally. 2. Grant same work visas to all non-Mexican illegals who are employed in the country on 12/31/07 as on-time amnesty event. 3. As a condition for (1) have agreement with Mexico (a) to accept all deportees from the US, (b) to maintain existing strict citizenship and immigration requirements, (c) to guard its borders. 4. Enforce existing rule of no entitlements...
  • My Modest Requests to the Current Administration (VANITY)

    05/30/2007 10:47:51 AM PDT · by alex · 8 replies · 603+ views
    n/a | 5/30/07 | Self
    Because now there is absolutely nothing to lose, it seems that it is a very good time to make the best of what it available. 1. Pardon Mr.Libby. 2. Fire Mr.Fitzgerald from his US Attorney Job (this one is an absolute freeby: one more fired US Attorney can finally would not make things any worse). 3. Load out troops on the boats and get out of ME ASAP. The stable, peaceful Middle East is a nice idea but the price is to let hillarys to run our own country for the next 40 years and it is way too high....
  • Special Report W/ Brit Hume (Sen. Schumer Is Mentally Unfit to Hold the Office)

    03/14/2007 9:51:07 AM PDT · by alex · 13 replies · 1,815+ views
    FNC ^ | 3/13/07 | Brit Hume
    News stories reporting that the Bush administration had considered firing all 93 U.S. attorneys across the country failed to mention that that is exactly what Bill Clinton did soon after taking office in 1993... By the way, the mass Clinton firings generated some news stories, some complaints from Republicans in Congress, but no Congressional investigations, and not a word from Chuck Schumer.
  • Memorial Days of RF (Russia Is Lossing It Again)

    03/07/2007 10:48:36 AM PST · by alex · 2 replies · 238+ views
    Business Law (Russian) ^ | 2/28/07 | V.Putin
    Translation: ... Russian Federation established following Russian holidays: ... November 7 - Day of October Revolution 1917; ... The President of the Russian Federation V.Putin Moscow, Kremlin, February 28, 2007
  • Doubt cast on Dire exit scenarios

    01/28/2007 7:48:02 AM PST · by alex · 43 replies · 655+ views
    San Fancisco Chronicle ^ | 1/28/07 | Carolyn Lochead
    The case for adding troops in Iraq -- and keeping them there -- rests on one basic assumption: As bad as things are now, they would become catastrophic if the United States leaves. President Bush in his State of the Union address Tuesday warned that an early U.S. exit would create "a nightmare scenario" for America. ..."But the biggest problem we face right now is the danger that the United States will validate the terrorist strategy, that, in fact, what will happen here with all of the debate over whether or not we ought to stay in Iraq, with the...
  • Bosnia: On the boil (10 Years Later, Clinton Legacy Time)

    01/28/2007 7:24:08 AM PST · by alex · 13 replies · 681+ views
    The Economist ^ | 1/25/07 | Unknown Editorial Writer
    ... Now that plan is in chaos. Milorad Dodik, the premier of the Republika Srpska, the Serb part of Bosnia, wants the same right to self-determination as that exercised by Montenegro last year, and possibly by Kosovo soon. The latter analogy is a powerful one. If a province of Serbia can decide its own future, he argues, why not his fief? ...
  • Lethal-Force Order Justified, Bush Says

    01/27/2007 6:09:01 AM PST · by alex · 30 replies · 789+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/07 | Dafna Linzer and Ann Scott Tyson
    ... Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said that U.S. troops must defend themselves in Iraq but that the president needs congressional approval for any program that could "escalate this conflict" with Iran. Reid said Bush should be engaged in direct diplomacy with Iran and other countries in the region to avoid a widening conflict, rather than "sending battle carrier groups" to sit off the Iranian coast. ...
  • Patrick supporters celebrate at inaugural ball (Liberals without masks)

    01/05/2007 7:40:03 AM PST · by alex · 8 replies · 706+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/4/07 | David Weber
    ... Patrick said one woman told him she had never been to such an integrated event in Boston ...

    12/14/2006 6:06:40 AM PST · by alex · 27 replies · 794+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/14/06 | Ralph Peters
    It's time to call Riyadh's bluff. Having made whores of innumerable politicians on both sides of the aisle in Washington, the Saudis still hope to steer American policy the way they did before their citizens attacked us on 9/11. Now they demand American protection for those Iraqis who have done their best to kill our troops, instigate a religious civil war, slaughter the innocent and destroy any hope Iraq has of a better future.
  • Schumer outlines Democratic agenda for new Congress

    11/20/2006 5:22:56 AM PST · by alex · 28 replies · 942+ views
    AP New York ^ | 11/19/06 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    ... One of the top priorities when the new Congress convenes in January will be legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower drug prices, he said ...
  • Feingold: I'm Not a Pacifist on Iraq War

    09/28/2006 3:48:27 PM PDT · by alex · 28 replies · 527+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | 9/28/06 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    Sen. Russ Feingold, one of the first lawmakers to call for a timetable to withdraw troops from Iraq, argued on Thursday that it would be wrong to categorize him as an anti-war Democrat. "I've never been anywhere near one-dimensional on these issues," Feingold said in an interview. "I think that I've become — I hope — a credible spokesman for a muscular view of anti-terrorist activity by the Democrats as well as the country. The fact is, I've never been just an anti-war guy."
  • Russia Is a Country of Contrasts

    09/26/2006 12:31:08 PM PDT · by alex · 6 replies · 479+ views
    9/26/06 | Self
    Just two amazing pictures of Russian roads: a traffic jam full of Lamborgini's in Moscow and a federal road near Yakutsk (Siberia)
  • For Sen. Allen, Questions of Much More Than Faith (A Telling Piece)

    09/22/2006 6:06:10 AM PDT · by alex · 68 replies · 1,328+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/22/06 | Libby Copeland
    Is Sen. George Allen a Jew? Can a man be a Jew if he doesn't want to be one? Is being Jewish a state of mind or a matter of blood? bla-bla-bla
  • Rahmbo's Plan (Emmanuel Is Smoking Something Tasty)

    08/30/2006 4:47:13 AM PDT · by alex · 7 replies · 403+ views
    The Economist ^ | August 17, 2006 | Lexington
    Next week Mr Emanuel will publish his answer to Mr Gingrich's “Contract with America”, the small-government manifesto that helped Republicans capture the House in 1994. It is called “The Plan: Big Ideas for America”, and is co-written with Bruce Reed, an old chum from the Clinton White House.... The middle class should be exempt from capital-gains tax. And families with an income of less than $100,000 a year should surrender no more than 10% of it to the taxman...
  • Wanted: a new centre party for lost Americans (Running with the Loony Left Will Ruin Your Brain)

    08/13/2006 8:20:32 AM PDT · by alex · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | 8/13/06 | Andrew Sullivan
    The Republican party’s response to Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman’s narrow defeat in last Tuesday’s primary in the northern state of Connecticut was predictable, but not irrational. ----SNIP--- And so their vote is not necessarily a rabidly left-wing sign. Lieberman’s loss wasn’t that huge either, suggesting that the anti-war sentiment, even among the Democratic base voters, is not overwhelming. And he has a small chance of pulling off a victory in November as an independent. ----SNIP--- A couple of months ago I fantasised about a dream ticket that could both unite the US and rejoin the battle against Islamist terror with...
  • For Democrats, a Delicate Balance on Iraq

    06/21/2006 8:48:56 AM PDT · by alex · 17 replies · 605+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/20/06 | Charles Babington and Jonathan Weisman
    Debate over Iraq will dominate the Senate this week, with Democrats scrambling to find a Goldilocks solution: not too hot on withdrawing U.S. troops quickly, but not so cold as to alienate large numbers of Democratic voters furious about the war and eager to bring the Americans home...
  • Rule aims to halt theft by (Democratic) lawyers

    05/03/2006 8:08:24 AM PDT · by alex · 2 replies · 448+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 5/3/06 | Sacha Pfeiffer
    A state board says that requiring attorneys to inform clients about insurance settlements could prevent crooked (Democratic) counselors from stealing millions each year...
  • Venezuela buys Russian oil to avoid defaulting on deals

    04/28/2006 11:54:07 AM PDT · by alex · 35 replies · 1,056+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 4/28/06 | Andy Webb-Vidal
    Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, has struck a $2bn deal to buy about 100,000 barrels a day of crude oil from Russia until the end of the year. Venezuela has been forced to turn to an outside source to avoid defaulting on contracts with "clients" and "third parties" as it faces a shortfall in production, ... --- SNIP--- Under President Hugo Chávez, PDVSA's oil output has declined by about 60 per cent, a trend analysts say has accelerated in the past year because of poor technical management.
  • UAW Vice President Richard Shoemaker

    03/28/2006 12:38:13 PM PST · by alex · 4 replies · 409+ views
    " ... Under Shoemaker's leadership, the UAW in 1999 won a contract with GM that includes unprecedented gains in wages and job security, including a measure that calls for new workers to be hired when employment falls to specified levels. GM pattern agreements were also put into place at related supplier companies..."
  • Wages of Powerty (Dims Have Hidden Sinister Agenda)

    03/27/2006 12:11:48 PM PST · by alex · 27 replies · 802+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3/27/06 | Unsigned Editorial
    MASSACHUSETTS is an expensive state; housing, transportation, fuel, and healthcare all drive up the cost of living. Luckily, Massachusetts is also a wealthy state; the second wealthiest in the nation, with a median income of more than $52,000, or about $25 an hour. --snip-- A bill to raise the minimum wage by $1.50 an hour over two years has been stalled in the Legislature, where discredited old arguments about negative effects on job growth are heard.
  • Operation Uranus (Soviet Counter-Offensive at Stalingrad)

    11/19/2004 4:58:55 PM PST · by alex · 145 replies · 1,809+ views
    South-west front and Donfront : At 7.30 hrs November 19, 1942, Voronov's guns and mortars, 3500 of them, laid downan eighty minute barrage against Rumanian IInd Army. The barrage lifted and through the mist there came down on the dazed Rumanians the Soviet infantry, wave upon wave, and with them the menacing shapes of the T-34, over two hundred of them. The Rumanians broke and their divisions fell to pieces, streaming in panic towards the rear. Behind them the stolid Soviet Infantry plodded on, rounding up the pathetic groups of fleeing Rumanians, while the mobile forces gathered themselves for their...
  • Make Payroll Tax Explicit (Vanity)

    11/18/2004 1:04:28 PM PST · by alex · 24 replies · 604+ views
    self | 11/18/04 | alex
    Don't laugh but it seems to me that I got a pretty good idea how to lock Republican majority in the Congress for years to come Let push through a simply accounting rules change, which will simultaneously make employer half of payroll tax to be explitly withheld from employee checks and raise wages to offset this tax.
  • News Judgment and Jihad

    11/11/2004 11:02:46 AM PST · by alex · 2 replies · 451+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | December 2004 | Mark Bowden
    Terrorists depend on the cooperation of the media. It's time to stop providing it.
  • Kerry jokes that Bush wanted 'life lines' for upcoming debates (Was it freudian slip?)

    10/04/2004 11:35:39 AM PDT · by alex · 10 replies · 1,332+ views ^ | 9/21/04 | AP
    ... "The big hang-up was George Bush wanted to get life lines, you know, so he could call somebody," the Democratic candidate for president quipped Tuesday while appearing on "Live With Regis and Kelly." ...
  • Plan to Win the Peace in Iraq (Kerry Lied, He Has No Plan)

    09/30/2004 7:52:14 PM PDT · by alex · 11 replies · 485+ views ^ | 2004 | John Fake Kerry
    ... Internationalize, becaus others must share burdens ...
  • That the Bubble Got Right (Pyramid schemes of Clinton time)

    09/30/2004 7:42:58 AM PDT · by alex · 5 replies · 462+ views
    Paul Graham ^ | 9/1/2004 | Paul Graham
    ... Yahoo was a special case. It was not just our price to earnings ratio that was bogus. Half our earnings were too. Not in the Enron way, of course. The finance guys seemed scrupulous about reporting earnings. What made our earnings bogus was that Yahoo was, in effect, the center of a pyramid scheme. Investors looked at Yahoo's earnings and said to themselves, here is proof that Internet companies can make money. So they invested in new startups that promised to be the next Yahoo. And as soon as these startups got the money, what did they do with...
  • Robert Rubin on CSPAN

    09/26/2004 6:07:48 AM PDT · by alex · 5 replies · 781+ views
    Boot TV(C-SPAN2) ^ | 9/26/04 | R.Rubin
    Mr. Rubin had just made an argument that Democratic presidential candidates should not disclose their economic programs because if public would know a Democrat would never be elected.
  • Party of the People

    09/22/2004 4:03:45 PM PDT · by alex · 178+ views
    self | 9/22/04 | Self
    <p>If I am breaking rules, please, forgive me, I just could not step over this gem: "on edit: its simply stunning that 42% of washington is pro-bush. in the seattle bubble he's hated by an estimated 5 to 1 margin. on my street, its more like 50 to 1. and its a street of rich fucks. the only bush supporters are so old i'm holding out hope they die in the next month. at the office we have ONE republican out of 150 architects."</p>
  • Vince McMahon to Lead CBS News

    09/16/2004 9:04:37 AM PDT · by alex · 17 replies · 1,010+ views
    CBS News (confidential source) ^ | 9/16/04 | Source at CBS News
    I got a word from a high placed source at CBS News, that VIACOM is in intense negotiations with Vince McMahon of WWF-fame to replace Andrew Heyward as a President to recast CBS as an open fake-news-only organization.
  • WWF: McMahon's Family Entertainment (May be CBS is onto Something)

    09/15/2004 4:35:14 PM PDT · by alex · 3 replies · 361+ views ^ | Undated | Jim Brachman
    --- ship (it is in the middle of the second page) --- McMahon saw the potential in cable, and wanted a more sophisticated audience. He was the first promoter to openly acknowledge that the outcome of matches is pre-determined; he was the first to refer to wrestling as "sports entertainment." Until that time, promoters and wrestlers alike always swore there was nothing fake or artificial about what went on in the ring, and got very upset if anyone suggested otherwise. --- snip ---
  • Slave of Allah Basaev To His Excellence Putin (Negotiations in Beslan)

    09/11/2004 6:43:00 PM PDT · by alex · 254+ views
    MK ^ | 9/11/04 | A.Khinshtein
    --- snip (article in Russian about negotiation details) --- The document contained five conditions for hostages to go free: (a)Putin has to sign an executive order to stop the war in Chechnya; (b)Russian forces should leave Chechnya; (c)The independent Chechnya should be accepted as a member of CIS; (d)The independent Chechnya should be allowed to stay in the ruble zone(means the Russian ruble will be the official currency in Chechnya); (e)CIS peace keepers should maintain peace in Chechnya and Northern Caucasus. --- snip (the rest of article with MK's version of events) ---
  • Feinstein pushes Bush on assault weapon ban

    09/09/2004 12:39:05 PM PDT · by alex · 27 replies · 792+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/9/04 | David Whitney
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Dianne Feinstein pleaded with President Bush on Wednesday to press Congress into renewing the 10-year-old ban on assault weapons and then blamed the National Rifle Association for orchestrating the ban's nearly certain expiration at midnight Monday.
  • Kerry's Speech in Cincinnati, OH (He is delusional)

    09/08/2004 1:09:28 PM PDT · by alex · 30 replies · 1,237+ views ^ | 9/8/04 | John Kerry
    ... I would have built a genuine coalition of our allies around the world. ... We need to bring our allies to our side, share the burdens, reduce the cost to American taxpayers, and reduce the risk to American soldiers.
  • John Kerry Combatting Terror (Cool Picture)

    08/27/2004 10:47:48 AM PDT · by alex · 17 replies · 2,307+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | 8/27/04 | Iconoclast
  • John Kerry's Cambodia Speech (What Really Happened)

    08/13/2004 7:48:37 AM PDT · by alex · 36 replies · 1,491+ views
    Instapundit ^ | 3/27/1986 | John F. Kerry
    ...I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot at by Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and have the president of the United States telling the American people that I was not there; the troops were not in Cambodia ...
  • President Nixon's Speech on Cambodia, April 30, 1970.

    08/13/2004 5:27:34 AM PDT · by alex · 5 replies · 510+ views
    Vassar College Vietnam War Archive ^ | 4/30/1970 | Richard M. Nixon
    --snip-- Cambodia, a small country of 7 million people, has been a neutral nation since the Geneva agreement of 1954 an agreement, incidentally, which was signed by the Government of North Vietnam. American policy since then has been to scrupulously respect the neutrality of the Cambodian people. We have maintained a skeleton diplomatic mission of fewer than 15 in Cambodia's capital, and that only since last August. For the previous 4 years, from 1965 to 1969, we did not have any diplomatic mission whatever in Cambodia. And for the past 5 years, we have provided no military assistance whatever and...
  • Kerry Still Does Not Know What He Was Doing in Vietnam

    07/30/2004 8:42:38 AM PDT · by alex · 32 replies · 1,504+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/29/04 | John Kerry
    "I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as President."
  • Reagan: One of the Great Presidents? (Barfer from NPR + Vanity)

    06/07/2004 5:40:12 PM PDT · by alex · 4 replies · 29+ views
    On Point ^ | 6/7/2004 | NPR
    I called in, told them my opinion about Reagan vs Gorbachev and called them "moronic pinkos who did not learn anything in the last 25 years" and I am very proud of my deed.
  • Chris Whitcomb on Imus

    06/02/2004 6:50:42 AM PDT · by alex · 1 replies · 73+ views
    Imus in the Morning ^ | 6/2/2004 | Christopher Whitcomb
    Chris made a point that radical Muslims hate US because Muslims in general afraid that US poses threat to their traditional cultural values and that in order to reduce tensions we should communicate to them that we are threatening their culture. It stroked me as a complete lunacy. While US have nothing to do with it, the Muslim world is being blown apart, indeed, and nothing could be done about. It is happening because most Muslims want our stuff and they want to make money to buy our stuff. So, regardless of our intentions we will be always ones to...
  • Restless intellect drives Kerry's positions [Kerry is mentally unfit to be a President]

    04/25/2004 6:21:50 PM PDT · by alex · 52 replies · 206+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/25/2004 | Michael Kranish, Brian C. Mooney, and Nina J. Easton
    ...Kerry is a man with a strong but restless intellect, a political figure who is at his best when probing rather than presenting. ...
  • Ben-Veniste Should Be Removed(Freep Required)

    04/11/2004 7:42:54 PM PDT · by alex · 11 replies · 107+ views
    self | 4/11/04 | self
    It seems to me that it is prudent to ask for Ben-Vensite to be removed from 9/11 commission. Dim partisans can argue whether he did or did not mean to make partisan point when questionning Dr. Condoleezza Rice about the PDB document. But there could be no doubt that it appeared as such. Considering the significance of the Commission it provides enough threat to its integrity for Ben-Veniste to be removed.
  • One Good Month (Slip of the Tongue Lets the Truth Out)

    04/09/2004 2:17:16 PM PDT · by alex · 6 replies · 84+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 4/9/2004 | Paul Krugman
    --- Snip out usual Krugman's drivel ---- I know: Mr. Clinton doesn't deserve all or even most of the credit for the good times on his watch, and Mr. Bush doesn't deserve all the blame for the bad times on his. ---- Snip out even more of usual Krugman's drivel ---
  • NY Times Help Wanted Adds Up 7.7% Last Month

    03/16/2004 9:23:09 AM PST · by alex · 2 replies · 32+ views
    Netscape News ^ | 3/16/04 | Reuters
    ---snip--snip--snip--- The New York-based media company said February ad revenues were on par with levels seen during the same month in 2003, although help-wanted ad revenue increased 7.7 percent last month. The help-wanted gains reflected increases at each of its three newspaper groups for the first time since September 2000, the company said. ---snip--snip--snip---
  • Kerry Is Making Fool of Himself

    03/15/2004 5:53:04 PM PST · by alex · 71 replies · 230+ views
    C-Span ^ | 3/15/04 | J.F.Kerry
    Kerry just demonstrated his genuine idiocy once again. Speaking to firefighters in DC he said that it is important to win the war of ideas against Osama and his followers.