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  • Keith Olbermann: Paid $10 Million to Lose Viewers

    10/19/2011 11:59:24 AM PDT · by CT · 16 replies
    CBS Business Interactive Web Site ^ | October 18, 2011 | Constantine von Hoffman
    Keith Olbermann is not in the witness protection program, but he might as well be. His show on Al Gore’s Current TV (America’s least watched network) has lost nearly a third of its viewers in four months. Pretty impressive result for $10 million a year. That’s just his salary. Countdown with Keith Olbermann was a major draw when it was on MSNBC. On January 21, the network took a big hit when Olbermann announced on air that that would be his last show for them. Then in June, Current launched Olbermann and Countdown. It was no surprise that Olbermann drew...
  • If their islands are drowning, why is the real estate so dear?

    12/12/2010 1:22:17 PM PST · by CT · 21 replies
    Melbourne Herald Sun ^ | December 13, 2010 | Andrew Bolt
    ‘Mr Prime Minister. In view of the impending deluge, how much have land prices fallen on Tuvalu?‘ I stammered. For some reason my question completely silenced the room packed with environmental press. After what I will charitably call an inquisitive stare, the prime minister gave his longwinded answer full of long-term projections of rising ocean levels. To be fair, he concluded with a simple declaration: ‘Land prices have not been affected.’
  • Bush Rescues Hillary

    11/24/2007 10:15:19 AM PST · by CT · 78 replies · 160+ views
    News Max ^ | 11/23/07 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Just when every poll has Hillary Rodham Clinton slipping, she has gotten a shot in the arm from a very unlikely source: President Bush. In an interview on Tuesday featuring the first couple and Charles Gibson, the president said of Hillary: "No question, there is no question that Clinton understands pressure better than any of the candidates, you know, in the race because she lived in the White House and sees it first — could see it first-hand." By saying that she “understands the klieg lights,” Bush lent credence to Hillary’s campaign assertion that she could “hit the ground running”...
  • America's Best Ally -- Australian PM John Howard in his Last Election Today.

    11/22/2007 9:17:42 AM PST · by CT · 4 replies · 174+ views
    JOHN Howard is ending a bruising final week of the campaign within striking distance of a stunning fifth election victory. Labor is narrowly ahead after the allocation of preferences, 52 per cent to the Coalition's 48 per cent, according to authoritative pollsters Galaxy Research.
  • We Knew He Was Paranoid (But Is He Paranoid Enough -- my Title)

    11/15/2007 2:20:27 PM PST · by CT · 9 replies · 129+ views
    New York Observer ^ | November 15, 2007 | Felix Gillette
    CBS "Mystified" by Dan Rather's "Bizarre Allegations", Files Motion to Dismiss Today, in New York Supreme Court, in response to Dan Rather's civil lawsuit, CBS filed a lengthy 30-page motion to dismiss the case. CBS executives also released a statement today, noting that they are "mystified" by Rather's "bizarre allegations" but will "vigorously" defend themselves in court if need be. "Dan Rather is one of the most important figures in the history of broadcast journalism, and for more than 40 years was one of our most valued colleagues," CBS said in the statement. "That is why we at CBS are...
  • Thompson May Announce His Candidacy for President

    06/27/2007 1:58:11 PM PDT · by CT · 17 replies · 499+ views | 6/27/07 | CQ Radio w/Ed Morrissey
    Fred will be answering the attacks on him in recent days.
  • Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) comes out against the Bush-Kennedy immigration bill (shamnesty)

    06/22/2007 11:44:20 AM PDT · by CT · 78 replies · 3,760+ views
    Senator Smith of Oregon just announced on The Lars Larson Show that he will vote AGAINST CLOTURE, and that he is opposed to the current immigration bill.
  • The Immigration Bill Is About To Get Worse

    06/04/2007 4:53:10 PM PDT · by CT · 43 replies · 1,752+ views
    KXMB - Bismark (ND) ^ | 6/4/2007 | Unknown
    The Immigration Bill Is About To Get Worse Jun 4 2007 12:00AM Ugh… Perhaps the one bright spot is that a number of conservative Republican senators who support the bill have made statements suggesting that they want to give themselves “wiggle room” to vote against it if the Senate’s open-borders majority acts to make the legislation even more objectionable—a virtual certainty given the current composition of that chamber. Two of the worst ideas could be voted on as early as tomorrow. One, Senate Amendment 1183, introduced by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; along with Sens. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska...

    04/25/2007 3:23:30 PM PDT · by CT · 21 replies · 988+ views | April 25, 2007 | Jennnifer Saba
    FAS-FAX Preview: Circ Numbers To Take Another Big Hit By Jennifer Saba Published: April 25, 2007 12:30 PM ET NEW YORK Anyone thinking the declines in circulation should ease when the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases its spring numbers on Monday will be disappointed. According to industry sources, overall daily circulation for the six months ending March 2007 is expected to sink approximately 2.5% while Sunday will drop around 3.0%. Yet again, major metro papers are bearing the brunt of the responsibility for the declines. Papers that are showing daily drops of 5% or more, according to circulation sources, include:...
  • MSNBC is Looking for People to Help Their Programming

    06/15/2006 2:09:49 PM PDT · by CT · 51 replies · 841+ views | 6/15/06 | CT
    If you send an e-mail, you probably will be invited to join their VIP viewers forum. We could use lots of Freepers to help turn MSNBC around and get them viewers. You will need to fill out a survey, but when you do you are on their panel.
  • Edwards: Bush Worse than Nixon

    05/21/2006 4:41:29 PM PDT · by CT · 74 replies · 1,883+ views
    ABC ^ | May 21st, 2006 | By ED O'KEEFE
    Edwards: Bush Worse than Nixon 2004 Vice Presidential Contender Blasts Bush and Readies to Run Again By ED O'KEEFE May 21, 2006 — - Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., says George W. Bush is the "worst president of our lifetime," and "absolutely" worse than Watergate-tainted President Richard M. Nixon. In an exclusive appearance on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," the former presidential and vice presidential contender said of Bush, "He's done a variety of things -- things which are going to take us forever to recover from. "You have to give Bush and Cheney and gang credit for being good...
  • Murtha's Purple Hearts Questioned

    01/13/2006 3:54:43 PM PST · by CT · 8 replies · 670+ views ^ | 1/13/06 | Marc Marano and Randy Hall
    Murtha’s Purple Hearts Questioned January 13th, 2006 Some good digging being done by our friends over at Cybercast News Service: Murtha’s War Hero Status Called Into Question By Marc Morano and Randy Hall Staff January 13, 2006 ( - Having ascended to the national stage as one of the most vocal critics of President Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq, Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman John Murtha has long downplayed the controversy and the bitterness surrounding the two Purple Hearts he was awarded for military service in Vietnam. Murtha is a retired marine and was the first Vietnam combat veteran...
  • CIA Plame Thread - Questions, Answers, and Outcomes

    10/18/2005 12:13:44 PM PDT · by CT · 65 replies · 2,954+ views
    Various New Whores | 10/18/05 | CT
    Rush says there is a rumor on the street that the CIA leak case is about to produce some indictments. He also said it was just a rumor, and did not assign probabilities. I am suggesting we use this thread to get a single post that establishes key facts around this entire matter. For instance: 1. It is widely believed that Joe Wilson's testimony to the select Senate Committee upon his return from Niger is in conflict with his NYT editorial some months later. If so, it would mean Wilson was lying to either the Senate or American public through...
  • The latest Steven Segal movie has a USS Clinton aircraft carrier

    09/17/2005 8:23:39 PM PDT · by CT · 131 replies · 4,852+ views
    Me | 9/17/05 | CT
    OK. I have not done a vanity in months, maybe longer. But I just had to get the word out on just how far Steven Segal has sunk. His latest movie, 'Submerged,' is some Euro production. And the US forces portrayed in the movie are a joke. But the biggest joke is the use of a carrier that is called the USS Clinton! Avoid this movie at all costs. Its garbage. Did I mention Segal has adopted a 'home boy' accent? Did anybody think Segal was a Clinton suck up, or is this the European production company gone wild with...
  • John McCain: Old Media's Hero

    05/24/2005 4:49:53 PM PDT · by CT · 17 replies · 643+ views
    National Ledger ^ | May 24, 2005 | JB Williams
    Conditions were perfect for a showdown in the senate over the judicial appointment process. Democrats had managed to convince half the population that the filibuster is some sort of constitutional right endowed by our Creator; that Bill Frist and those evil Republicans were fixin’ to “nuke” the constitution by ending the misuse of the filibuster, used here only to block the confirmation of qualified nominees on the sole basis of the DNC litmus test. Too bad this half of the population has never read the US Constitution. A shame they don’t know their litmus test is a litmus test. Meanwhile,...
  • Most of volcanos victims were in supposed safe areas(Jimmy Carter lied and people died)

    05/18/2005 1:37:03 PM PDT · by CT · 30 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 18th, 2005 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    On the 25th anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens eruption, survivors and loved ones, after uncovering duplicity in Carter administration records of the volcano and its potential dangers, are demanding an apology. Carter personally blamed the 57 people that died as being inside the Red Zone. In reality, the volcano's blast exceeded this governement-assigned area. The facts around this tragedy are classic Jimmy Carter duplicity, and are instructive of the real Carter, best described as a man that always found fault in others. A man of pettiness, self-absorbtion, and significantly-flawed judgement. All of which even today he and his media...
  • (oops - Kerry boxed in again) No French or German turn on Iraq

    09/27/2004 11:43:06 AM PDT · by CT · 15 replies · 2,850+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 9/26/04 | Jo Johnson in Paris, Betrand Benoit in Berlin and James Harding in Washington
    No French or German turn on Iraq By Jo Johnson in Paris, Betrand Benoit in Berlin and James Harding in Washington Published: September 26 2004 21:13 | Last updated: September 26 2004 21:13 French and German government officials say they will not significantly increase military assistance in Iraq even if John Kerry, the Democratic presidential challenger, is elected on November 2. Mr Kerry, who has attacked President George W. Bush for failing to broaden the US-led alliance in Iraq, has pledged to improve relations with European allies and increase international military assistance in Iraq. "I cannot imagine that there will...
  • Expert: Dan Rather Exaggerates Military Record

    09/14/2004 5:44:26 PM PDT · by CT · 50 replies · 3,073+ views
    News Max ^ | Jan. 16, 2002 | Wes Vernon
    Expert: Dan Rather Exaggerates Military Record Wes Vernon, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 One of the nation’s top military researchers is angry that CBS News anchorman Dan Rather continues to exaggerate and make misleading statements about his military record. The researcher, B.G. Burkett, says that Rather’s inaccaurate statements about his military service can be found in the new hit book "Bias,” written by veteran CBS reporter Bernard Goldberg. Burkett, co-author of the book "Stolen Valor,” a history of the media’s portrayal of the Vietnam conflict, says he’s tired of Rather’s double-talk and hypocrisy. Case in point are Rather’s claims in...
  • Proof Kerry Was In Cambodia on December 24th, 1968

    09/09/2004 2:32:15 PM PDT · by CT · 46 replies · 2,291+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12/24/1968 | Richard M. Nixon
    MEMO - THE WHITEHOUSE Date: December 24, 1968 From: Richard M. Nixon To: Lt. JG John Kerry Subj: CAMBODIA INCURSION Dear Mr. Kerry, we have selected you to take your swiftboat out tonight on a little run. Succeed, and their is a CIA hat in it for you. This is Top Secret, so don't do anything foolish like write a movie review about the experience at some future date. We want you to do this alone. So give your crew liberty tonight. Explain your absence away with some excuse. Try saying you want that ingrown toenail of yours looked at...
  • Brinkley Jumping Ship?

    09/05/2004 4:18:53 PM PDT · by CT · 114 replies · 4,883+ views
    Power Line ^ | 9/5/04 | John H. Hinderaker
    Douglas Brinkley, author of the John Kerry biography Tour of Duty, was on Steve Malzberg's radio show today. He called on John Kerry to release his military records, saying: "Clearly some of these military records should be made available to the press." Brinkley also said that if the Navy investigation reveals deception in connection with Kerry's medals, it "could be" the "death knell" for Kerry's campaign. Professing uncertainty about what to make about the Swift Boat Vets' claims, Brinkley said: Right now it's unclear. So we have to just wait to see what all this adds up to. While the...

    08/21/2004 12:36:11 PM PDT · by CT · 7 replies · 1,217+ views
    Instapundit ^ | 8/21/04 | Glenn Reynolds
    August 21, 2004 THIS KERRY SERVICE TIMELINE from the Associated Press in the Boston Globe says Kerry was honorably discharged in 1970, and then joined the anti-war movement: January 1970: Kerry requests discharge. He is honorably discharged, and later joins Vietnam Veterans Against the War. But that's wrong: Kerry was transfered to the Naval Reserves in 1970, and Honorably Discharged in 1978. There was no two year service gap, despite the impression given by his press releases. But not all of his press releases. In fact, it's made quite clear in this July release from the Kerry campaign: Kerry volunteered...
  • Real Seals Say Kerry Is Legend In His Own Mind

    08/21/2004 8:04:49 AM PDT · by CT · 62 replies · 2,634+ views
    Froggy Ruminations ^ | 8/16/04 | Matthew Heidt (USN - SEAL TEAM)
    Monday, August 16, 2004 SEALs & Swift boats Apparently, the latest version of Kerry's Cambodia Chronicles includes the insertion of Navy SEALs by Swift boat into Cambodia in the early part of 1969. Well, I am a former Navy SEAL that served in the 1990s, my father in law is a former SEAL and he served in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam in 1970. I spoke with him about the likelihood that this story could be correct. My contention was that Swift boats were too large to be routinely used as an insertion platform for SEALs. SEALs typically used the...
  • Is it so progressive that Kerry could lose it?

    08/20/2004 8:33:05 AM PDT · by CT · 7 replies · 656+ views
    SLATE ^ | Aug. 19, 2004 | Chris Suellentrop
    Is it so progressive that Kerry could lose it? In the American myth, our country is a journey, a great national voyage toward ever more freedom. And on that expedition, Oregon is the last stop, the destination state, the place where we all get off. Lewis and Clark finished here. So do we. Oregon is the Promised Land where our long pilgrim's progress discovers a cornucopia of milk, honey, timber, microchips, jam bands, anarchists, and Ken Kesey.
  • Dishonorable Charges

    08/18/2004 6:59:07 PM PDT · by CT · 1 replies · 295+ views
    USA Today ^ | 8/18/04 | Editorial
    Copyright compliant by USA Today means I cannot post. But here is the link.
  • The Cambodian candidate

    08/18/2004 4:43:41 AM PDT · by CT · 26 replies · 847+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 18, 2004 | Tony Blankley
    Only a few short weeks ago John Kerry was enjoying the temperate climate and familiar old stones of his native Boston. But now, as if in a Twilight Zone nightmare, he finds himself stumbling about, half lost in the steamy jungles of the Mekong Delta. It's 1968 again, or is it 1969?
  • Another Kerry Lie?

    08/16/2004 6:02:21 PM PDT · by CT · 65 replies · 2,835+ views
    RedState.Org ^ | 8/16/04 | Robert Torgoda
    In various press releases, including an August 6 "fact check," the Democrats have asserted that "John Kerry served on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for 6 years and is the former Vice Chairman of the Committee." Eugene Volokh questions this claim: Now the Republican National Committee is pointing out -- correctly, I think, based on my quick search -- that Kerry never was the Vice Chairman of the Committee; that post was held by former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey. I've followed up on Professor Volokh's work and conducted my own research. Democrats won't be pleased with the findings.... Posted...
  • In Matters Political, The Coverup is Many Times Worse

    08/16/2004 5:16:08 PM PDT · by CT · 1 replies · 314+ views
    8/16/04 | CT
    The elephant in the living room is staring to break furniture. Conservatives consider it a two-fer, as the story morphs from whopper into flip-flopper. But snared also is a hypocritical dino-media. Old News. For almost a week the drip-drip-drip of what the Nixon Administration used to call a 'limited modfied hangout.' And this one being foisted by the Kerry Campaign is a doozy. Will this damage Kerry beyond repair? No. But it will be 'Kerry's Killer-Rabit-Moment.' A recent post at Free Republic was a reply from a reporter that should be following the story. Correction: the reporter is following the...
  • World War IV: How It Started, What It Means, and Why We Have to Win

    08/15/2004 6:08:49 PM PDT · by CT · 35 replies · 1,830+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 2004 | Norman Podhoretz
    Commentary September 2004 World War IV: How It Started, What It Means, and Why We Have to Win Norman Podhoretz A Note to the Reader This past spring, when it seemed that everything that could go wrong in Iraq was going wrong, a plague of amnesia began sweeping through the country. Caught up in the particulars with which we were being assaulted 24 hours a day, we seemed to have lost sight of the context in which such details could be measured and understood and related to one another. Small things became large, large things became invisible, and hysteria filled...
  • Media Shoe Drop -- Seattle Times Takes Up Cambodia story

    08/15/2004 10:12:56 AM PDT · by CT · 101 replies · 3,185+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/15/04 | Scott Cannon
    Kerry's Cambodia account challenged by ex-commander By Scott Canon Knight Ridder Newspapers KANSAS CITY, Mo. — John Kerry's repeated claim that he spent Christmas Eve of 1968 upriver in Cambodia — against official United States policy — has drawn harsh criticism from anti-Kerry veterans. Roy Hoffmann, a retired admiral who was a Navy captain in command of Kerry's unit at the time, said the candidate's Cambodia statements can't be true. "I think he just outright lied," said Hoffman, a founder of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. "He never was there." Over the years, Kerry has referred to spending Christmas...

    08/15/2004 8:34:30 AM PDT · by CT · 54 replies · 1,511+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/13/04 | Boortz
    War stories Neal Boortz August 13, 2004 The mask is off. Further denials are useless. After the events of the past seven days the ingrained leftist, pro-Democratic Party bias of the nation’s mainstream media has been fully exposed. All it took was for a certain Vietnam veteran to write a book daring to question the war hero status of Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry. Media lips are now drawn into a permanent snarl; the knives are out and the scent of blood is in the air. Circle the wagons and may the effort to protect the Democratic candidate proceed. To...
  • Memo To Media Whores: Where Are You?

    08/14/2004 11:32:59 PM PDT · by CT · 32 replies · 1,764+ views
    8/15/04 | CT
    OK. I give up. Michael Moore, the rontund left-wing court jester, now adopted by the DNC, makes a claim the President Bush was AWOL while serving in the National Guard. Within days Big News is re-investigating charges from 2000. Now we find, through Senate floor records and Lexis Nexus that John Kerry claims to have been in Cambodia, on orders from a president yet to take office, and fighting a force that was two years away from forming, and you have the makings of a Clintonian lie and cover up. But try this: Not only is it an obvious lie,...
  • In Kerry's life, pivotal moment appears somewhat manufactured

    08/14/2004 10:34:29 AM PDT · by CT · 99 replies · 2,675+ views
    Pasadena Star-News ^ | 8/13/04 | Kathleen Parker
    <p>Friday, August 13, 2004 - WHAT if the single pivotal event of one's life the moment that altered one's entire course, illuminating the path ahead, providing that critical psychological turning point turned out to have been an invention of one's very own?</p>
  • More update in interview with Swift Boat Vet

    08/09/2004 8:55:29 PM PDT · by CT · 1 replies · 194+ views
    August 10, 2004 The Swifts>br> I received this e-mail last week from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth around the same time Drudge "broke" the story of their campaign. There's some great information here for those who question the motives of these guys. In my estimation they are honest and up front about what they are doing and why they are doing it. That blogs (or at least MilBlogs) were getting this info at such an opportune time says something about the media savvy of this group (who likely knew they'd be ignored in the mainstream media - at least...
  • Did Hillary and Secretary Albright squash another shot at Osama?

    08/01/2004 7:38:54 AM PDT · by CT · 9 replies · 1,015+ views
    Source: 911 Report Location: Paragraph #603 (on page 125)Frustrated by the Taliban’s resistance, two senior State Department officials suggested asking the Saudis to offer the Taliban $250 million for Bin Ladin. Clarke opposed having the United States facilitate a “huge grant to a regime as heinous as the Taliban” and suggested that the idea might not seem attractive to either Secretary Albright or First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton—both critics of the Taliban’s record on women’s rights.86 The proposal seems to have quietly died. [ show in clusters ]
  • Kerry pulls Joe Wilson website link - ''

    07/24/2004 8:31:47 AM PDT · by CT · 251 replies · 7,194+ views
    Looks like they are closing up at Joe Wilson's little shop of horrors. And the Keery wen search function returns nothing when Joe Wilson's name is entered.
  • Triumph: Reagan's Legacy

    06/06/2004 10:03:40 AM PDT · by CT · 58+ views
    June 6, 2004 | CT
    Much is being said about the passing of the great Ronald Reagan. Most of it kind, much of it accurate. But words will hardly do justice to a man whose echoes will redound through the corridors of history as long as there is an America. A place that Regan knew would endure well beyong his time. Even today, many of the doubters of the Left now credit Reagan with bringing about the downfall of Soviet Communism. If Reagan were here now, I can only imagine how he might respond. Characteriscally, and in his trademark style, chances are he'd kind of...
  • Give ABC Hell For Airing a Nightline Special on War Dead

    04/30/2004 8:41:51 AM PDT · by CT · 165 replies · 848+ views ^ | 4-30-04 | CT
    Tell ABC what you think of their idea to politicize their Iraq coverage by calling out the name of our fallen heros.
  • Give Germany's Left Wing a Heart Attack! Freep This Poll.

    03/06/2004 6:23:51 AM PST · by CT · 67 replies · 791+ views
    President Bush Needs Your Help! Why don't you participate in this little opinion poll by Germany's left-left-wing SPIEGEL ONLINE?,1518,282606,00.html For three years George W. Bush has been the most powerful man in America - and the world. How would you rate his time in office up to this point (in school grades)? 1 = Bush did a great job as President . . . 6 = Bush did a miserable job as President You need to click "ABSTIMMEN" after selecting a number. As of 5 March, 2004, 1 pm (Berlin time), Bush's results are rather miserable. Only 3.3 per...
  • (Pravda - Russian for "The Truth") Howard Dean Gets It Right Again - 12/24/2003 20:28

    12/26/2003 8:06:26 AM PST · by CT · 14 replies · 44+ views
    Pravda ^ | 12/24/03 | John Bourke
    Howard Dean Gets It Right Again - 12/24/2003 20:28 It was fascinating to see how the media pounced on US Democratic presidential front-runner, Howard Dean last week in the wake of the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. How, they all wondered, could he possibly bounce back with his anti-war stance in light of what everyone assured us was a great victory for President George Bush? To hear some of the commentators and pundits, one could almost be forgiven for thinking that the 2004 election was all but over already with Bush certain of a landslide win on November. As...
  • 10 Signs You Might be A Liberal/Leftist (Opposed to The War on Terror)

    12/26/2003 7:49:47 AM PST · by CT · 19 replies · 2,438+ views
    Overheard | 12/26/03 | Anon
    10 Signs You Might be A Liberal/Leftist (Opposed to The War on Terror) 1. You saw what happened on September 11th, and think America caused it. Convieninently, you forget how many have died at the hands of terrorists outside this country, with no ties what so ever to America, and that some people are just evil. 2. You think its unfair that America has such a great military, that like Madeline Albright has said, needs be turned over to a UN - comprised of countries, many of which are run by tyrants - to enforce America's safety from terror; and...
  • Journalism and the New Standards

    10/03/2003 12:47:45 PM PDT · by CT · 9 replies · 90+ views
    Myself, But Various News and Media Outlets | 10-3-03 | CT
    To: The Dominant Media From: CT Subject: "Changing" Media and Journalist StandardsWhat a week! That's all one can say with the reports you guys are dishing out on an almost hourly basis. Presidential "scandals." Arnold. Rush. It's almost blinding. That's why I am sending you this little memo. You see, I haven't really always been aware of the objective standards you used in developing stories and writing them. Going with them, so to speak, until a guy named Bill Clinton came to town. Hold a conversation today between a liberal and a conservative about Bill Clinton and it usually goes...
  • Clinton Spurned Bin Laden Offer Because He Didn't Want to Work With Sudan, Analyst Says

    09/07/2003 10:30:30 AM PDT · by CT · 15 replies · 603+ views ^ | September 04, 2003 | Stephen Mbogo
    Nairobi, Kenya ( - Former President Bill Clinton turned down an offer from the Sudanese government to arrest and hand over Osama bin Laden because his administration did not accept that a country regarded as a sponsor of terrorism wanted to change, a leading regional analyst believes. After the U.S. declined to take the al Qaeda terrorist leader, Sudan sent him to Afghanistan, according to Akasha Alsayeed Akasha, a Sudanese scholar based in Nairobi. Debate on Clinton's handling of the global terror threat has been rekindled by publication of a book called "Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed...
  • Peel me a grape, Al: It's a Franken moment

    09/07/2003 9:58:23 AM PDT · by CT · 21 replies · 174+ views
    Newsday ^ | September 7, 2003, 10:21 AM EDT | BY HILLEL ITALIEP
    NEW YORK (AP) _ Oh, to be Al Franken. To have been present at the creation of "Saturday Night Live." To remain liberal and sassy at age 52. To be sued by the Fox News Channel and have your book sell as fast as "The South Beach Diet." To greet a reporter on a late summer evening in an undershirt and shorts. To chew on green grapes at your dining room table and state your case against the other side.
  • Publik Edgeukashun's New Legal Scholars: Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon?

    09/05/2003 1:47:44 PM PDT · by CT · 19 replies · 217+ views
    Myself | 9-4-03 | CT
    If the names Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon don't come to mind when you think of Constitutional Law, don't worry. They shouldn't. But that is exactly who a high school teacher in Lake Oswego Oregon is using to teach a class on the subject. The first clue that this class on our nation's Supreme Law might be a farce was when my son asked me to sign a premission slip. Curious as to why a class would require special permission, I decided to read the syllabus. The class is built around three movies that will be shown through the semester....
  • Few 'Defenders' of Sovereignty in Congress, Group Says (

    07/06/2003 6:13:55 AM PDT · by CT · 32 replies · 209+ views ^ | 6/30/03 | Steve Brown
    ( - The American Policy Center is out with a list of the U.S. House members the group considers "Defenders of Sovereignty." But there are only 46 members on the list, implying that everyone else in the 435-member body falls short. In fact, the APC has listed 134 members as "Enemies of Sovereignty," based on their votes on five bills during the 107th Congress "that sought to protect national sovereignty - the right of the United States to defend its independent status among nations." "As Americans gather to celebrate Independence Day, efforts to erode and attack our nation's sovereignty continue,"...
  • Islamists fear Iraq situation catastrophic

    04/13/2003 10:21:41 AM PDT · by CT · 34 replies · 277+ views
    UPI ^ | 4/12/03 | UPI International Desk
    Islamists fear Iraq situation catastrophic From the International Desk Published 4/12/2003 12:57 PM AMMAN, Jordan, April 12 (UPI) -- Jordan's Islamic movement Saturday described the downfall of Iraq as "a huge catastrophe that was planned" and warned other countries in the region are vulnerable to a similar fate. The head of the Islamic Action Front's Shura (consultative) Council, Abdul Latif Arabiyat, told reporters the chaos that has swept Iraqi cities was "a conspiracy aimed at destroying Iraq and its resources, and not its liberation." He said "what happened in Iraq might reach other countries in the region," calling on Arabs...
  • Time To Strike Back at Anti-American Left

    04/09/2003 11:05:15 AM PDT · by CT · 10 replies · 90+ views
    4/9/03 | CT
    OK. Its time to hit em and hard! Who, you ask? The lousy creeps on the left that have gotten everything wrong so far on this great and noble mission. Let's go the their sites, send them messages, show them pictures that should shame them and their empty ideas. Go forth and fertilize these infertile minds.
  • Examples of the lies and desperation of Iraq's regime; illustrations of truth and lies in media

    04/05/2003 8:14:33 AM PST · by CT · 24 replies · 347+ views
    UPI - International Desk ^ | 4/5/2003 6:59 AM | GHASSAN al-KADI
    Iraq said to have regained Saddam Airport By GHASSAN al-KADI From the International Desk Published 4/5/2003 6:59 AM BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 5 (UPI) -- A top Iraqi official said Iraqi forces have expelled coalition forces from Saddam International Airport and regained complete control, despite the report of U.S. officials that no such thing had occurred. Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf said Saturday Iraqi forces from the Republican Guards attacked and repulsed the coalition forces during fierce overnight fighting a day after they landed in the airport. U.S. forces said that such claims are "groundless." "Today, we slaughtered the force which...

    03/20/2003 4:47:43 AM PST · by CT · 5 replies · 128+ views
    SKY NEWS, LONDON ^ | 3.20.03 -- 0703 Hours (Local) | Unattributed
    'CONSCRIPTS TO SURRENDER' Two-thirds of Iraq's conscript army are ready to surrender without a fight, according to US military sources in Kuwait. Two army divisions totalling 20,000 troops based in the south of Iraq are set to give themselves up to Allied forces in nearby Kuwait, the sources told Sky News reporter Colin Brazier. The sources said Iraq's 11th infantry and 51st mechanised divisions were "ready to capitulate". They said troops from the 6th armoured division were also believed to be considering giving themselves up. Brazier, with US troops in Kuwait, said recent intelligence briefings had reported the troops were...
  • Firm says stolen software helped bin Laden plot 9/11 (Old Clinton Scandal Resurfaces in 9-11 Look)

    01/08/2003 7:07:08 AM PST · by CT · 13 replies · 390+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Juanuary 8, 2003 | Jerry Seper
    <p>The head of a computer firm wants the independent commission named to investigate September 11 intelligence failures to review accusations that his software-tracking program, which he says the Justice Department stole, was diverted to Osama bin Laden.</p> <p>William H. Hamilton, president of Inslaw Inc., said the commission — headed by former New Jersey Gov. David H. Kean — should focus on the validity of published reports saying bin Laden penetrated classified computer files before the attacks to evade detection and monitor the activities of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies.</p>