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  • The Hottest Electric Vehicles Leave Winter Drivers Out in the Cold

    12/14/2013 3:59:04 PM PST · by chiller · 339 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/13 | Giuseppe Macri
    Engineering breakthroughs like the Tesla Model S may be burning up the electric car market (figuratively and literally), but they’re leaving drivers cold and under-powered in the face of Old Man Winter. Cold temperatures have adverse effects on batteries, slowing down the incoming and outgoing flow of energy and inevitably losing some in the process. The 250-mile average range of an electric car in normal climate conditions can see its performance reduced by 70-miles on a single charge in average winter conditions. The colder it gets, the shorter than range. Not only that, the average winter driver tends to turn...
  • Who Can We Trust ? Not Obama, nor our Government.

    11/20/2013 2:09:32 PM PST · by chiller · 5 replies
    11/20/2013 | chiller/vanity
    It's very uncomfortable, isn't it, when you realize government is in on the fraud ? Sickening even. We've become all too accustomed to politicians and their half-truths, but a dishonest government takes it another disgusting step.IRS targeting was the first big shot at the citizenry, particularly conservatives. Fudging unemployment statistics for the crucial report the week before the election is the most recent incident, but no less contemptible. In between, temper any number of suspect behaviors from this administration: Fast and Furious, Benhgazi, Solyndra, Arab Spring, Syria for starters, and Obamacare's ongoing fraud as the closing act.We've had scents of...
  • No End in Sight to "War on Women" Attacks

    11/10/2013 12:11:00 PM PST · by chiller · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/9/13 | KATIE GLUECK and EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Hardly a commercial break went by in October when Virginia voters weren’t reminded of Ken Cuccinelli’s far-right views on abortion and other social issues. How much of a difference the deluge ultimately made after Cuccinelli’s surprisingly narrow loss against Democrat Terry McAuliffe is open for debate. What isn’t in dispute is that Democrats and women’s groups believe their “war on women” playbook worked. And they have every intention of using it again in 2014,
  • Election reform: 4 day, Saturday-Election Day voting period

    12/24/2012 5:00:22 PM PST · by chiller · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/24/12 | Paul Bedard/Secrets
    In a bid to get voters focused on the critical post-presidential debate period of national campaigns, a leading political advisor is pushing to scale back early voting to just the last four days of the election. "People really shouldn't be voting until the debates are finished. We should concentrate on the campaign and the choice until then," said Larry Sabato, who heads the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. (snip) Other suggestions from Sabato: Email voting for soldiers overseas; federal election standards and deadlines; no fault absentee voting where people don't have to provide an excuse; and printouts from electronic...
  • Boehner Considers Nixing SOTU in Chambers

    12/24/2012 3:01:37 AM PST · by chiller · 63 replies
    Self | 12/24/12 | Vanity
    We've only heard talk and do not know if this is true but it certainly must be, given Obama's shabby and insulting treatment of the Speaker in fiscal cliff negotiations. The latest reports from the Wall Street Journal and other sources indicate Obama has threatened Boehner and republicans with a throw-down public humiliation during Inaugural and SOTU addresses, unless Obama gets his way. Why would the Speaker invite the President (which is only done by recent tradition since the age of TV, iirc) into his house to allow him to soil his hosts ? To do so is tantamount to...
  • WSJ: Obama threatened Boehner that he’ll use Inauguration & SOTU speches to blame GOP

    12/22/2012 3:15:52 PM PST · by chiller · 114 replies
    WSJ via The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/22/12 | Philip Klein
    President Obama has threatened House Speaker John Boehner that if no deal is struck on the “fiscal cliff,” he will use his Inaugural address and State of the Union speech next month to blame Republicans, according to the Wall Street Journal. In the Journal’s behind the scenes account of how fiscal cliff talks between Obama and Boehner hit a wall, what comes across is that the president is emboldened by his reelection and eager to extract more concessions from Boehner than he was willing to accept during last summer’s debt limit talks. This excerpt from the piece is revealing: Mr....
  • Free Republic Media Watchers Target NBCNews

    11/11/2012 8:23:40 AM PST · by chiller · 126 replies
    self | 11/11/12 | Chiller
    Most all of us agree Main Stream Media (MSM, Old Media, the Alphabets....) was a factor in this cycle. It began with WH shill George Stephanopolous' planted debate question to Romney about contraception, and continued through the ignored tragedies in the wake of Sandy on Staten and Long Islands that Obama had supposedly healed with his 2 hour visit. Our goal is to hasten MSM demise by concentrating our efforts. Please join us. It's difficult to turn off ALL media all the time, so let's agree to one at a time. NBC News programs are my suggestion and consensus choice...
  • Chilling Ad: "The Dinner Table"

    10/09/2012 5:13:39 PM PDT · by chiller · 36 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 10/8/2012 | Americans for Prosperity
  • What does one TRILLION Dollars Look Like ?

    08/11/2012 8:09:43 AM PDT · by chiller · 23 replies
    All this talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"... A billion dollars... A hundred billion dollars... Eight hundred billion dollars... One TRILLION dollars... What does that look like?
  • When Obama voted for Infanticide

    02/09/2012 5:41:25 PM PST · by chiller · 10 replies
    NRO ^ | 2/9/12 | Andrew McCarthy
    What I personally find most offensive about the HHS mandate is the shock with which it has been met. Why? This is who Barack Obama is. There is no reason to be surprised by this. He is not being pulled to extremes by his base — he is the one doing the pulling. Obama’s abortion extremism is such that, as a state legislator, he opposed protection for — I’ll use his words here — “that fetus, or child — however way you want to say describe it” when, contrary to the wishes of the women involved and their abortionists, there...
  • Myth of the Government Shutdown

    01/04/2011 4:53:54 PM PST · by chiller · 17 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/4/11 | Erick Erickson
    There is a lot of talk these days about how the GOP cannot afford to shut down the government like they did in 1995. “Remember,” they the chattering class say, “the GOP got destroyed at the polls in 1996.(edit)....The House Republicans lost only nine seats. Nine. In fact, nationally, the House GOP got 47.8% of the popular vote to the Democrats only getting 48.1%. ....The Senate Republicans actually gained seats. Two.
  • A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States

    11/26/2010 6:04:30 AM PST · by chiller · 39 replies
    Facebook ^ | 11/25/10 | Sarah Palin
    My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma...
  • State Legislators Must Now Fix Voter Registration Law

    11/05/2010 6:59:15 AM PDT · by chiller · 25 replies
    Rick Santorum - Morning in America | 11/5/2010 | Chiller
    Now IS the time for state legislators to fix fraud-ridden voter registration laws. This is one of many crucial steps needed to eliminate voter fraud and to counter George Soros' SoS Sec/State agenda. Rick Santorum had a bit late on his Friday show. The Iowa elections official that was interviewed is pushing for provisional status for all same day registrees.This vanity thread is an attempt to put this on the radar with state houses now in Republican control.
  • Laura Ingraham's "Reach out Arizona" (reverse boycott !)

    04/28/2010 7:10:00 AM PDT · by chiller · 60 replies · 2,216+ views
    Laura just announced a reverse boycott for Arizona. She'll be listing Arizona companies on her website and encourages us to send them some business. Go Daddy, Cold Stone Creamery, PING golf, were just a few mentioned. Look on her website for more....it's just announced moments ago and not there yet.Great idea, and thanks. It actually could send a very strong message. And we'll be adding companies on this thread as soon as we determine who distributes nationally. Feel free to add your own. Pet Smart...
  • Hoosiers and Health Savings Accounts

    03/01/2010 6:12:48 PM PST · by chiller · 16 replies · 424+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/1/10 | Mitch Daniels
    ....(snip)...The HSA option has proven highly popular. ....(snip) State employees enrolled in the consumer-driven plan will save more than $8 million in 2010 ...(snip).... Most important, we are seeing significant changes in behavior, and consequently lower total costs..(snip).. .... when someone is spending his own money alone for routine expenses, he is far more likely to ask the questions he would ask if purchasing any other good or service.
  • Showdown Alarms (Radical Neutralilty)

    11/02/2009 6:45:28 AM PST · by chiller · 6 replies · 557+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/2/09 | The Prowler
    White House senior adviser Susan Crawford resigned last week to little fanfare, but some White House insiders say her leaving may reveal growing tensions inside the Obama Administration about just how radical the administration has become in developing policies. Crawford, who was one of the leading voices during the Obama transition period, and then stayed on as Obama's key adviser on technology and communications policy, was credited with putting in place the general policy overlays in those subject areas that guided many of the Administration's hiring and appointments to the Federal Communications Commission and the Commerce Department. She was a...
  • Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling

    02/26/2008 4:42:12 PM PST · by chiller · 61 replies · 578+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 2/26/08 | Michel Asher
    World Temperatures according to the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction. Note the steep drop over the last year.Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming..........All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously. Meteorologist Anthony Watts compiled the results of all the sources. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year time....
  • Skeptical Scientists Urge World To ‘Have the Courage to Do Nothing' At UN Conference

    12/11/2007 2:45:52 PM PST · by chiller · 20 replies · 376+ views
    US Senate Cmte on Environment ^ | 12/11/07 | Senate Committee/Marc Morano
    BALI, Indonesia - An international team of scientists skeptical of man-made climate fears promoted by the UN and former Vice President Al Gore, descended on Bali this week to urge the world to "have the courage to do nothing" in response to UN demands. Lord Christopher Monckton, a UK climate researcher, had a blunt message for UN climate conference participants on Monday. "Climate change is a non-problem. The right answer to a non problem is to have the courage to do nothing," Monckton told participants. "The UN conference is a complete waste of our time and your money and we...
  • Hold the Front page for Mid-April

    03/10/2007 6:12:57 AM PST · by chiller · 9 replies · 756+ views
    NRO/The Corner ^ | 3/10/07 | Mary Steyn
    Here’s something I meant to mention yesterday – the unerring news instincts of the American media . Anyone who wonders why US newspaper sales are heading south should ponder the behavior of the geniuses at The Tennessean. They had the Al Gore electric-bill story a month before the Oscars but somehow never got around to writing anything up: Editor Mark Silverman denies that it had anything to do with favoritism, bias, or wanting to make sure that nothing came between Al and Oscar. Instead, he told the Scene (I’ll post the link when it comes on line) that they were...
  • First Wives Club (of Pres. hopefuls only Romney has one wife)

    11/21/2006 5:43:48 AM PST · by chiller · 79 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO/Corner ^ | 11/20/06 | Kate O'Beirne
    The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Governor Mitt Romney's great-grandfather had multiple wives and two great-great grandfathers had 10 wives each. The article allows that Romney "is a confirmed monogamist of nearly four decades and polygamy has been absent from his family going back two generations." While some might note the upside of generously sharing those handsome Romney genes in the past, current history is noteworthy. Should Mitt Romney join a 2008 race that included John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich and George Allen, the only guy in the GOP field with only one wife would be the Mormon.
  • Giuliani's Convictions Could Win Over Republicans

    07/07/2006 7:32:14 AM PDT · by chiller · 272 replies · 2,342+ views
    DMN/ vis Real Clear Politics ^ | July 7, 2006 | Mark Davis
    Twenty-eight months to go, and I can't wait. ( edit ) Since Condi insists she isn't interested - and for the moment I believe her - speculation ranges from base-pleasing Republicans like Sens. Bill Frist, Sam Brownback and my current favorite, George Allen, to the intriguing prospects of envelope-pushers like John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. And these two intriguing figures constitute my point of the day. There are two things I have stopped saying: first, Mr. McCain can't win, and second, Rudy won't run. I still don't believe Mr. McCain will be the '08 nominee, but his loyal support for...
  • Current administration seems to relish media's anger

    02/19/2006 4:55:16 PM PST · by chiller · 109 replies · 2,389+ views
    Macon.com ^ | 2/16/06 | Steven Thomma
    To many on the outside, it looked like a mistake when Vice President Dick Cheney failed to notify the White House press corps first of his shooting accident. But in the White House, it reflected a strategy of marginalizing the press. More than ever, the Bush White House ignores traditional news media and presents its message through friendly alternatives, such as talk-show hosts Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. And when a reporter appears belligerent in a televised confrontation with the White House spokesman, as NBC's David Gregory did this week, the imagery helps the administration turn the story into one...
  • "Mainstream" Media is NOT mainstream. Call 'em what they are; OLD MEDIA.

    12/31/2005 6:57:22 AM PST · by chiller · 40 replies · 576+ views
    chiller | 12/31/05 | chiller
    It's evident that liberal media remains complicit with liberal's attempts to damage the Bush administration. It's appalling, especially with the CIA leaks of late. Their demise is happening slowly but must be accelerated, and we're shooting ourselves in the foot every time we tag them with the label "Mainstream." Mainstream is one thing they certainly are not, as proven in election after election since 2000. Why then, the insistance on crediting them with the "mainstream" tag? Are we not aware of the importance of framing the debate? It gives them far too much credit and slows their demise. They're losing...
  • AS UNLIKELY AS SNOW IN WINTER IN ALASKA (Cliff May skewers Katie Couric)

    12/12/2005 5:07:59 PM PST · by chiller · 41 replies · 2,572+ views
    National Review/The Corner ^ | 12/12/05 | Cliff May
    On the Today Show this morning, Katie Couric said: “Now to another big story going on in Iraq: the trial of Saddam Hussein. And an unlikely member of his defense team: Former U.S. Attorney Ramsey Clark. He is here for his first interview since visiting his client in Baghdad last week. Mr. Clark, good morning.” Yes, Katie, what a shocker! I mean, Ramsey Clark defending a bad guy? You could have knocked me over with a feather. Of course, there may be just a little teeny-tiny bit of precedent for this. Clark did defend Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslavia president...
  • Iraqi insurgents urge Sunnis to vote, warn Zarqawi

    12/11/2005 2:34:44 PM PST · by chiller · 108 replies · 4,512+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/11/05 | Reuters
    FALLUJA/RAMADI Iraq (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein loyalists who violently opposed January elections have made an about-face as Thursday's polls near, urging fellow Sunni Arabs to vote and warning al Qaeda militants not to attack. In a move unthinkable in the bloody run-up to the last election, guerrillas in the western insurgent heartland of Anbar province say they are even prepared to protect voting stations from fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda in Iraq. Graffiti calling for holy war is now hard to find. Instead, election campaign posters dominate buildings in the rebel strongholds of Ramadi and...
  • NY Times Blasts New Orleans flood control $$$

    09/02/2005 6:53:59 PM PDT · by chiller · 51 replies · 1,851+ views
    The Corner-Media Blog ^ | 9/2/05 | Stephen Spruiell
    Yesterday the New York Times editorial board wrote a fire-breathing editorial that for almost 24 hours ranked as the "most-discussed story" on Technorati and the "most e-mailed article" on nytimes.com. The board wrote that "George W. Bush gave one of the worst speeches of his life yesterday." Instead of "consolation and wisdom," the President offered "a long laundry list of pounds of ice, generators and blankets delivered to the stricken Gulf Coast." The board went on to offer a long laundry list of angry accusations. The editorial board doubted that Bush "understood the depth of the current crisis" — unlike...
  • Democrats Conflicted on Playing Rough

    08/13/2005 7:09:32 AM PDT · by chiller · 60 replies · 1,318+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 13, 2005 | Dana Millbank
    The decision by the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America to pull an incendiary ad attacking President Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court has produced a fresh round of recriminations within the Democratic Party and a return to a nagging question: Has the opposition lost its nerve? ....some choice pieces: "Republicans don't mind running an ad that's entirely false, but Democrats have never learned, and I'm not sure many of them want to learn, how to play that kind of politics," said Robert Shrum, an adviser to several Democratic presidential campaigns. NARAL had to pull the ad, he said, because...
  • Blogs Bristle at FEC's Internet Political Speech Proposal (this affects you)

    03/04/2005 8:57:28 AM PST · by chiller · 87 replies · 1,883+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 3/4/05 | Captain Ed
    Captain's Quarters has started this ball rolling: March 04, 2005 An Open Letter To The United States Senate To the honorable Senators McCain and Feingold, et al: I have read with considerable dismay the effect that your recent lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission, upheld by Judge Colleen Kollar-Ketelly, will have on political speech on the Internet. I write a political media-watchdog blog, Captain's Quarters, which enjoys a not-insubstantial daily readership. No one pays me to do this; I operate my site and write on topics purely from personal convictions and a deep desire to improve the world around me...
  • BBC to Report Autos Will PREVENT Global Warming

    01/13/2005 9:34:09 AM PST · by chiller · 19 replies · 1,002+ views
    Excellence in Broadcasting | 1/13/05 | chiller
    Rush reports that the BBC will report today that reduced auto ommissions will actually overheat the planet. No details yet, but apparently they've come to realize what we've often discussed; particulates in the air actually reflect heat, keeping the planet cooler.This is a BBC shocker.Oh my, what are ever to do now?
  • Cornyn's view (on judiciary committee)

    01/05/2005 9:38:29 AM PST · by chiller · 2 replies · 439+ views
    Washington Times/Inside Politics ^ | 1/5/05 | Sen. John Cornyn
    "These liberal interest groups want judges who will redefine marriage and condemn the Boy Scouts, expel the military from college campuses and purge the public square of expressions of faith. ....They want judicial activists who believe that our civil rights are violated anytime a public-school teacher recites the Pledge of Allegiance...... a terrorist is denied access to cookware or athletic equipment, or a Boy Scout troop is allowed onto a military base. "These groups want judges who will impose their agenda on the nation by judicial fiat —
  • John Fund; Handwriting analyst finds 400 Washington ballots written in same hand

    01/04/2005 4:38:59 PM PST · by chiller · 293 replies · 17,499+ views
    Hugh Hewitt | 1/4/05 | chiller
    details to come, just heard
  • Tsunami Relief: The Real Story

    01/01/2005 9:05:12 AM PST · by chiller · 94 replies · 2,623+ views
    Powerline ^ | 1/1/05 | Powerline/Hindrocket
    Tsunami Relief: The Real Story Several months ago, we linked to a new blog by a group of career Foreign Service officers, called Diplomad. Diplomad provides sharp, knowledgeable commentary. It turns out that one of the site's contributors is stationed in one of the countries hit by the tsunami (I don't think he's said which one). His regard for the U.N. disaster relief effort is, shall we say, muted: Well, we're heading into Day 7 of the Asian quake/tsunami crisis. And the UN relief effort? Nowhere to be seen except at some meetings and on CNN and BBC as talking...
  • 44% of Americans Favor Curtailing Muslim Civil Liberties (or do we)

    12/19/2004 10:01:23 AM PST · by chiller · 39 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 18, 2004 at 12:10pm] | Orin Kerr
    What Do 44% of Americans Believe?:Newspapers and websites around the world are reporting what purport to be the results of a Cornell University poll on attitudes of Americans towards Muslims in the United States. The newspapers and websites are reporting that 44% of Americans say that they want to curtail the civil liberties of Muslim Americans. Here is the summary from the Associated Press: Nearly half of all Americans surveyed said they think the US government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, according to a nationwide poll. . . . The survey indicated that 44 percent of those...
  • Exodus as Dutch middle class seek new life (TAKE NOTE AMERICA)

    12/11/2004 5:56:30 AM PST · by chiller · 90 replies · 2,303+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 12/11/04 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    For years Holland was celebrated as a symbol of racial tolerance. But two high-profile murders have changed all that, reports Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Escaping the stress of clogged roads, street violence and loss of faith in Holland's once celebrated way of life, the Dutch middle classes are leaving the country in droves for the first time in living memory. The new wave of educated migrants are quietly voting with their feet against a multicultural experiment long touted as a model for the world, but increasingly a warning of how good intentions can go wrong. Australia, Canada and New Zealand are the...
  • DEMS' CIVIL WAR (common sense from the left?)

    12/05/2004 7:00:06 AM PST · by chiller · 43 replies · 1,253+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/5/04 | Peter Beinart
    THE Democratic Party is in its worst crisis in nearly six decades — and just like last time, the only way to get bigger is to start by throwing some people out. ...The challenge for Democrats today is not to find a different kind of presidential candidate. It is to transform the party at its grassroots so that a different kind of presidential candidate can emerge. That requires a sustained battle to wrest the party from leaders like Michael Moore and MoveOn. ... ...Today, the war on terrorism is partially obscured by the war in Iraq, which has made liberals...
  • A New Revolution (Ukraine)

    12/03/2004 5:32:03 AM PST · by chiller · 4 replies · 200+ views
    NY POST ^ | 12/3/04 | John Podhoretz
    (.....) We only hear about the Law of Unintended Consequences when things go bad. But what about good surprises — .......................................................A strong argument can be made that America's conduct over the past three years in fighting the War on Terror against Islamic extremists has borne surprising fruit in the glorious and thrilling display of liberty in the streets of Kiev. ............They've simply refused to let their election be stolen by a government run by a kleptocratic mafia, .................................. ....It's ....the basic human need for self-government. (.....) Ukraine's thugs couldn't come down hard on the protest because they no longer had...
  • Biggest Loser on Nov. 2 Was Press, Not John Kerry, Say 21 Columns

    11/29/2004 2:29:35 PM PST · by chiller · 56 replies · 2,300+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 11/29/04 | Erin Olson
    NEW YORK Feeling a bit lost lately? You should, at least according to a compendium posted today at Jay Rosen’s popular PressThink Web log, because the biggest loser on Election Day was not John Kerry but the mainstream media. Daniel Henninger, writing in The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal, put it this way: "It is often said that the only sure winner in American politics is the media. Amid GOP victory parties or the ruined dreams of the Kerry candidacy, the one constant is that the media marches on. Maybe not this time. Big Media lost big." "I was interested...
  • Why Bush Won (good read)

    11/27/2004 5:55:56 AM PST · by chiller · 40 replies · 2,131+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11/27/04 | Rolling Stone
    Jann Wenner interviews Ruy Teixeira, David Gergen, and Peter Hart....generally good analysis. Let's start with the major factors in Bush's victory. RUY TEIXEIRA: If you want to look at ground zero of how Bush expanded his coalition, the key change from 2000 was that he did a lot better among white voters. His margin of victory among whites widened from twelve to seventeen points -- and almost all of that was among white working-class women. DAVID GERGEN: The decrease in the gender gap alone was enough to give him the victory. But he also increased his margin among Hispanics. And...
  • (McCain assails robins!)McCain's 'Global Warming' Hearings Blasted

    11/20/2004 6:17:35 AM PST · by chiller · 18 replies · 642+ views
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2004 | Marc Morano
    Recent U.S. Senate hearings into alleged global warming, chaired by Arizona Republican John McCain, were among the "most biased" that a noted climatologist has ever seen - "much less balanced than anything I saw in the Clinton administration," he said. (----excerpt -----)The Arizona senator also "is trying to define himself as an environmental Republican, which he is going to use to differentiate himself from his rivals for the nomination in 2008," according to Michaels.(-------excerpt------) McCain also warned about what he saw as the rapid pace of Arctic warming, evidenced by the arrival of wildlife that had never previously been seen...
  • 2006 Senate Races

    11/08/2004 5:41:54 PM PST · by chiller · 17 replies · 1,007+ views
    US Govt. website ^ | 11/8/04 | self
    Just thinking ahead 2 years to the next batch of senatorial races. More work to do in the "world's greatest deliberative body":Class I - Senators Whose Term of Service Expire in 2007 Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2000 general election. Their terms run from the beginning of the 107th Congress on January 3, 2001 to the end of the 109th Congress in January 2007. DemocratsAkaka, Daniel , HI Bingaman, Jeff , NM Byrd, Robert , WV Cantwell, Maria , WA Carper, Thomas , DE Clinton, Hillary , NY Conrad, Kent , ND Corzine, Jon...
  • NBC offers Voting Irregularity Hotline (vanity)

    10/31/2004 5:48:45 PM PST · by chiller · 30 replies · 349+ views
    NBC / Dateline | 10/31/04 | chiller
    On Dateline tonight, Brokaw promoted NBC's own toll free number for reporting voting irregularities....setting an election night agenda, perhaps? Hmmmm?How I despise those POS. I want them off the face of this earth, and finally I think I see it evolving. A W landslide will certify old media's impotency. And, btw, as a bonus, a landslide is the only way to end the political animosity we've seen since 2000.
  • CBS AFFILIATES UPSET (@Rather)

    09/14/2004 6:12:48 PM PDT · by chiller · 82 replies · 3,419+ views
    NRO/The Kerry Spot ^ | 9/14/04 | jim geraghty reporting
    [09/14 08:25 PM EDT] I am informed that the head of a CBS affiliate in a large East Coast city is telling viewers who call in that he wants Rather to apologize on 60 Minutes and then resign. This local network official reportedly plans to present the flood of critical emails he has been getting to the network heads in New York.I suspect this gentleman is not alone.
  • The New York Times Fingers Judao-Christians in Beslan Deaths

    09/07/2004 6:17:23 PM PDT · by chiller · 59 replies · 2,225+ views
    The Dawn Patrol via The Corner (KJL) ^ | Tuesday, September 07, 2004 | The Dawn Patrol
    I know that's a strong headline, but imagine you're a person who only gets his or her news from the New York Times. For many people, that isn't much of a stretch. You open up today's Times to the Page 3 feature on the Beslan horror. It doesn't mention that the terrorists were Muslims. I know, I know. The sun rose today in the east, the sky is blue, roses are red, and the Times won't call terrorists Muslim. What else is new? How about altering a quote specifically to remove any implication that the Beslan terrorists were Muslims? The...
  • Steyn; He was complacent, arrogant and humourless. How they loved him (Kerry)

    08/01/2004 2:09:51 PM PDT · by chiller · 37 replies · 2,202+ views
    U.K. Telegraph ^ | 8/1/04 | Mark Steyn
    It was interesting to see Ben Affleck emerge as the Hollywood mascot of the Democratic Convention. The week reminded me of Ben's movie Pearl Harbor: wall-to-wall evocative military imagery, a cast of thousands, superb production values, but a huge gaping hole where the star performance was supposed to be. On TV the other night, young Mr Affleck offered a pearl of wisdom to Mr Kerry and his consultants: "You have to enervate the base," the Hollywood heartthrob advised solemnly. If it's enervating the base you're after, John F Kerry would seem to be the perfect candidate. On Thursday, for his...
  • MEET THE KERRY-LOVING PRESS

    08/01/2004 1:49:45 PM PDT · by chiller · 52 replies · 2,119+ views
    NYT via NRO/The Corner ^ | 8/1/04 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    MEET THE KERRY-LOVING PRESS [KJL ] John Tierney and his posse surveyed 153 journalists at a press party in Boston last week. Some findings, which will not shock you, but always worth noting, still: When asked who would be a better president, the journalists from outside the Beltway picked Mr. Kerry 3 to 1, and the ones from Washington favored him 12 to 1. Those results jibe with previous surveys over the past two decades showing that journalists tend to be Democrats, especially the ones based in Washington. Some surveys have found that more than 80 percent of the Beltway...
  • Kerry-Edwards in Love (awesome animation)

    07/09/2004 6:44:03 PM PDT · by chiller · 52 replies · 4,674+ views
    noedesign/via The Corner ^ | 7/9/04 | unknown
    I couldn't find this posted. It is waaaaaaay too rich to miss. You'll be sorry if you don't. http://www.noedesign.com/dev/KerryEdwards/index.html
  • Perfect; Marijuana Advocates Forget to File for Ballot

    07/06/2004 4:59:14 PM PDT · by chiller · 54 replies · 1,897+ views
    AP/NRO Corner ^ | 7/6/04 | Jonah Goldberg
    From the AP: Marijuana Advocates Forget to File for Ballot LAS VEGAS (AP) - An initiative to legalize pot in Nevada might go up in smoke after organizers forgot to file 6,000 petition signatures by a June 15 deadline. Clark County (search) Registrar Larry Lomax said Billy Rogers, president of the political consulting firm seeking to qualify the petition, is pleading for him to accept the 6,000 names. "Unfortunately, the state law says they have to turn it all in by June 15," Lomax said.
  • The gavel and the bench

    06/03/2004 6:44:19 AM PDT · by chiller · 3 replies · 75+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/3/04 | Gary J. Andres
    <p>The Bush administration and Senate leaders recently broke the deadlock over stalled judicial nominations.</p> <p>While the compromise with Senate Democrats may have irked certain conservatives, they should probe a little deeper into the motivations underlying the temporary cease-fire before issuing any denunciations.</p>
  • Letter to Al (redux)

    05/26/2004 6:54:33 PM PDT · by chiller · 13 replies · 125+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/1/02 | Mark R. Levin
    November 1, 2002 Dear Al: According to today's Washington Post, while campaigning yesterday on behalf of Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, you "asked people whether they recalled where they were when the U.S. Supreme Court decided to discontinue counting ballots from the disputed Florida vote two years ago." You asked rhetorically, "Are you over it?" The crowd shouted "no!" You then implored the audience to "use that feeling as a source of energy and drive and commitment. And if anyone tells you that one vote doesn't make a difference, send them to me." Obviously, Al, you have some...
  • No lie: Kerry's just a wannabe

    04/04/2004 7:42:26 AM PDT · by chiller · 13 replies · 49+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4/4/04 | Mark Steyn
    For a year or so now, I've woken up to a ton of e-mails each morning with the subject marked BUSH LIED! -- or, to be more precise, BUSH LIED!!!!!!! I'm not one who thinks it helpful to characterize a policy difference as a ''lie.'' So, when John Kerry says he supports the Kyoto Treaty even though he voted for a bill that declared the United States would never ever ratify it, that doesn't mean he's a ''liar,'' it just means that, well, to be honest, I haven't a clue what it means, you better to take it up with...