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  • Governor Wants to Smoke

    02/14/2004 8:47:57 PM PST · by bluefish · 21 replies · 303+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/14/04 | Associated Press
    Governor Wants to Smoke Sat Feb 14, 5:28 PM ET Associated Press (AP) -- Anti-tobacco groups are protesting Governor Schwarzenegger's efforts to return the smoke-filled room to California politics. Schwarzenegger is converting the Capitol's interior courtyard into an all-weather ``smoking plaza'' where he can smoke cigars with lawmakers and other power brokers. Anti-smoking groups say that sends the wrong signal particularly to young fans of the screen star-turned-politician. They're sending him hundreds of Valentine's Day (news - web sites) cards asking him to stop. A Schwarzenegger spokeswoman says the governor discourages children from smoking -- but notes Schwarzenegger is over...
  • Pickup Truck Bedliners Used to Protect Pentagon

    03/10/2002 1:06:27 PM PST · by bluefish · 11 replies · 415+ views
    Yahoo! News - KPIX ^ | 03/08/02 | Sue Kwon
    Technology that's been around for more than a decade is now being used in the war on terrorism. It's not computer software, or an electronic device, but a simple substance you find on a pickup truck. It's a thick, black spray, made out of polyeurothane -- a fancy name for liquid plastic. It dries in seconds, and creates a protective armor so strong that the military believes it can save lives in an explosion. quot;The Air Force says we are the only product that can be used to coat buildings for bomb protection,quot; said Brandon Borene of Line-X. Bomb test...
  • United Way Ad: Poverty - Is Something Wrong With Me?

    10/05/2001 11:40:38 PM PDT · by bluefish · 6 replies · 20+ views
    Television Commercial - United Way ^ | 10/05/01 | me, bluefish
    I generally don't post, preferring to stick with replies. But since it is a Friday night, I would like to know if my irritation is misplaced here. Has anybody seen the United Way commercial on TV about "Poverty?" It features some mannish female shadow boxing with the voiceover in the background stating "Povery, we don't fear you any more!" What is up with this? Can't the United Way find something to spend the millions in donations they are receiving from the attack on the World Trade Center on? If the ad is designed to generate donations, which might be an ...
  • Welcome Wago (R) Extends Traditional Welcome To the New President and First Lady

    02/19/2001 4:52:09 PM PST · by bluefish · 21+ views
    Welcome Wagon(R) Extends Traditional Welcome To the New President and First Lady Popular Neighborhood Resource Delivers 'New Beltway Insider' Kit PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than seven decades, Welcome Wagon International has been introducing new residents to the community, including incoming U.S. presidents. Continuing that tradition and adding a timely twist, the ``New Beltway Insider'' kit has been delivered to President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush to acquaint them with their new surroundings. The ``New Beltway Insider'' kit contains essential information the President and First Lady can use to make the most of their ...
  • Does Bob Brinker Need Freeped? - Attributed Quayle Quotes to Bush

    02/17/2001 7:49:23 PM PST · by bluefish · 36+ views
    Hopefully a more resourceful Freeper can help here. Today, I was listenting to Bob Brinker's nationally syndicated "Money Talk" program and he made a serious error that furthers the false "Bush is stupid" crap. His show is about investing (actually, it is about promoting Vanguard over all the other evil mutual fund families). He slowly read a list of 10 quotes and challenged the audience to figure out who made them. The first caller identified the source as Geourge W Bush and Brinker said he was correct. These are the same quotes that have been attributed to virtually everybody, but ...
  • Polling by Rasmussin - 12.02.00

    12/02/2000 4:40:44 PM PST · by bluefish · 32+ views
    Rasmussin by Telephone ^ | 12/02/00 | Me
    I've seen many people ask where the polls have been on the election contests. I've wondered myself. Well, guess what? I was just polled by phone from Rasumussin (Portrait of America). It was all electronic and no humans were involved. It had a recorded female voice with the questions. You used your touch pad to answer based on prompts provided (Press '1' for Gore, '2' for Bush, etc.). Here are the Questions I recall (all the expected ones): Are you over 18? Male or Female? What race are you? What is your party affiliation? Did you vote? How often do ...
  • Hannity & Colmes Thread? (Peggy Noonan is Awesome)

    11/27/2000 5:46:43 PM PST · by bluefish · 180+ views
    Question: Is it common for someone to start threads for ongoing programs like Hannity and Colmes? I like to follow online while watching, just like we do with the debates. H&C observation tonight: Peggy Noonan from the Wall Street Journal (former Bush speechwriter?) was excellent tonight. It seemed like Alan Colmes was simply asking questions rather than trying to discredit her. He actually seemed sincere, and I got the feeling she was winning him over! His heart was not in it with regards to playing the partisan. I only caught the tale end and this is my first time seeing ...
  • San Francisco Rally - Preliminary Report - In Progress!

    11/18/2000 2:43:18 PM PST · by bluefish · 254+ views
    Eyewitness ^ | 11/18/00 | Me
    This is a quick update on the rally taking place in San Francisco today. I originally planned on attending, but had a bit of an emergency situation to take care of so I could not head over there right away. On my way back home from taking care of some business, I decided to drive to where the rally was supposed to be. Before I even saw the demonstrators, I heard a resounding "No More Gore" chant taking place! I was excited. As I tried to navigate my way through the maze of one way streets to get a better ...
  • Question About Vanities / Pulled Threads

    11/17/2000 6:43:05 PM PST · by bluefish · 22+ views
    Me ^ | 11/17/00 | Me
    It appears I had a thread pulled, but can't figure out why. It was clearly marked Vanity in the title and was posted to Your Opinion / Questions, like this one. Can anybody tell me who to email (JimRob?) to ask why it was pulled? I'd like to know if there was something I did wrong or if the subject of my Vanity was off limits for some reason. Thanks.
  • Vanity - Ideal Press Conference for Bush / Cheney

    11/17/2000 6:28:48 PM PST · by bluefish · 18+ views
    Me - First Vanity ^ | 11/17/00 | Me - Vanity
    I posted this as a reply on another thread. This is not entirely serious, but if anybody has anything to add, please do. I intended for this picture to be subtle in language, but not in the visual imagery. Ideal Press Conference for Bush / Cheney Heh heh... I was thinking how cool it would be for Stormin Norman, Powell, and Cheney, in uniform, to hold a press conference after Ms. Harris announces the FL results as she had planned (certified or not). They could have the Bush Country map and a pointer, and talk about how W and Mr. ...
  • Don't Let them Steal Election from Bush

    11/13/2000 2:23:30 PM PST · by bluefish · 25+ views
    Letter from Rick Lazio ^ | 11/13/00 | Rick Lazio
    Monday, November 13, 2000 2:51 PM Subject: Don't let the liberal media and the courts steal the election! Dear XXXXX ,Don't let the liberal media and the courts steal the electionfrom George W. Bush. Go to right now to see how you can help. See email below for more information. You can also make a huge difference by forwarding this e-mailto everyone you know.Rick Lazio-----Original Message-----From: Bruce Eberle Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 3:57 PMTo: Rick LazioSubject: FW: Al Gore is trying to steal the election URGENT NEWSFLASH -- ELECTION INTEGRITY 2000Conservative voters speak up!!!Democrat Al Gore's campaign has ...
  • Intense Scrutiny for Florida Recount

    11/08/2000 8:12:59 PM PST · by bluefish · 24+ views
    AP ^ | 11/08/00 | AP
      | top news | u.s. | world | business | sports | sci | tech |arts | weather | election | search NOVEMBER 08, 19:45 EDT Nation Waits for Florida Recount By RON FOURNIER AP Political Writer In an election for the history books, George W. Bush cautiously declared victory in the presidential race Wednesday even as Al Gore portrayed the outcome as uncertain and said Florida's crucial recount should be conducted ``without any rush to judgment.'' Democrats talked of a potential legal challenge and said it could be days or weeks before the nation knows its next president. ...
  • Republican Futures Improving Today

    10/26/2000 10:35:49 PM PDT · by bluefish · 24+ views
    Iowa Electronic Markets
  • Nice Pic of Bush and Wife

    10/07/2000 5:00:29 PM PDT · by bluefish · 485+ views
    Yahoo! Reuter News ^ | 10/07/00 | Rick Wilking/Reuters