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  • Computer Disaster - Need Help ! (update: problem fixed)

    12/15/2015 8:45:12 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 67 replies
    n/a | 12/15/2015 | Me
    Just a few minutes ago, I turned on my computer. Nothing seemed to be wrong, but as I clicked on my user name, got the strange message of something regarding my desktop (formatting or updating). When the page finally loaded, I knew something was very wrong. The tab bar was in the wrong place, and when I clicked on it, all of my files, all of my webpages, everything was GONE. It was like this was a brand new computer, with nothing in it. I'm in a panic as to what to do to recover my files and the like...
  • What Kind Of A Phone Number Is This ?

    06/03/2015 1:11:22 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 61 replies
    n/a ^ | 6/3/2015 | Me
    Hey, guys, a cell phone has been going off near me repeatedly in the last several minutes with a strange phone number on it (I'm not answering it). When I tried typing it into Google, nothing came up because it's a strange 12-digit number: 252-616-807-008 Any ideas ?
  • Need Help Finding Old Webpages

    04/25/2014 8:35:17 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 62 replies
    n/a ^ | 4-25-2014 | Me
    Hey, guys, I'm about as frustrated as can be trying to locate some pages I favorited some time ago for my own personal research. They were as follows: When I went to them this evening, they all brought me to an error page. I tried looking them up on the search, but there was nothing resembling what I wanted or needed. I went to the Internet Archive and all I got was a "This URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine." I tried Google as well, and nothing came up. I've had these links for years...
  • Gov. Abercrombie (HI) In Trouble For Reelection

    02/17/2014 4:04:03 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 56 replies ^ | 2-17-2014 | n/a
    HAWAII GOV Democrat Primary (Honolulu Star-Adv): Gov Neil Abercrombie 47%, St Sen David Ige 38%. HAWAII GOV General Election (Honolulu Star-Adv): Ex-Lt Gov Duke Aiona (R) 48%, Gov Neil Abercrombie (D) 40%.
  • Iowa's Sen. Harkin [D] to retire: Won't seek re-election

    01/26/2013 8:46:09 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 89 replies ^ | 1-26-2013 | Dan Schillinger
    <p>CUMMING (AP) - Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said he will not seek re-election in 2014.</p> <p>The 73-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview, "It's just time to step aside."</p> <p>By the time Harkin would finish a sixth term, he would be 81 years old.</p>
  • Possible Computer Virus (Need Advice)

    02/25/2012 9:46:12 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 78 replies
    n/a | 2-25-2012 | Me
    I've had more and more difficulties with accessing webpages (serious slowdown and pages freezing up) along with rapid bumping-off of being logged in to different websites (such as IMDb, eBay, etc.), for which I should be permanently logged in (or at least in eBay's case, for 24 hours). I go through maybe 5-10 pages or less and I get inexplicably knocked off. Again, it's not localized to just a few websites, but across the board. This computer is less than 2 years old, doesn't have a lot of memory used (or junk cluttering the system). I have Kaspersky anti-virus and...
  • Recidivism rate worse than statistics indicate (TN)

    03/08/2010 4:08:17 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 16 replies · 245+ views
    Memphis Commercial-Appeal ^ | 3-7-2010 | Michael Lollar
    Recidivism rate worse than statistics indicate, Memphis-area study finds 20 years of research discovers 81 percent of former inmates end up back behind bars By Michael Lollar March 7, 2010 Jeff Smith had been free of drugs for four years. Two of those years were during a stay at the Shelby County Correction Center and two were while working at the Salvation Army after his release from jail. It was at the Salvation Army that Smith, 54, says he felt “a sense of purpose for the first time in years.” He was doing what he says he loves best —...
  • 12th District notes: Joyce Murtha out, Critz and Cernic in (Murtha Widow Not Running for Congress)

    02/22/2010 2:29:01 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 8 replies · 486+ views ^ | 2-22-2010 | n/a
    12th District notes: Joyce Murtha out, Critz and Cernic in (Updated) A few more 12th District pieces came into focus Monday. The Fix reports that Joyce Murtha, the late Congressman John Murtha’s widow, won’t be running for the seat he held for decades. This clears the way for anyone who was waiting on her decision. Barbara Hafer, the former state treasurer and auditor general, had said she wouldn’t run if Murtha did. Meanwhile, CQ Politics reports that Murtha’s district director Mark Critz will soon enter the race, adding a candidate intimately familiar with the district into the mix. Former Cambria...
  • MA: Indy Tim Cahill Picks Ex-GOPer For Lieutenant Governor

    01/07/2010 6:13:47 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 37 replies · 673+ views
    Independent Political Report ^ | 1-7-2010 | Reid Wilson
    Massachusetts: Independent Tim Cahill Picks Ex-GOPer For Lieutenant Governor January 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments By Reid Wilson National Journal MA Treas. Tim Cahill (I) has picked a former GOPer to serve as his running mate during his 3rd-party (sic) bid for GOV. Cahill will tap ex-state Rep. Paul Loscocco as his running mate, choosing a conservative after several other candidates rebuffed his advances. At least 3 other candidates — including state Sen. Scott Brown (R), running for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat — turned Cahill down before Loscocco said yes. But even aside from being turned down, Cahill...
  • (Rand) Paul Spokesman Resigns Amid Controversy (KY Senate Race)

    12/17/2009 10:50:49 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 102 replies · 3,547+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 12-17-2009 | John McArdle
    Paul Spokesman Resigns Amid Controversy By John McArdle | December 17, 2009 11:20 PM The campaign spokesman forKentucky Senate candiate Rand Paul reportedly resigned Thursday evening amid a controversy over a social networking Web page that he maintained. Liberal blogs first posted allegations that Christopher Hightower had racist remarks and pictures on his Web page. After Hightower originally disavowed any connection to the Web page Paul's campaing manager annouced hours later that Hightower had stepped down from Paul's campaign. The controversy has the potential to derail the momentum Paul had been gaining from his strong polling numbers and his...
  • Nunn saga filled with irony, high drama (Killer RINO May Get Death Penalty)

    09/20/2009 2:53:29 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 18 replies · 1,447+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 9-20-2009 | Ryan Alessi, Bill Estep and Ashlee Clark
    Nunn saga filled with irony, high drama By Ryan Alessi, Bill Estep and Ashlee Clark - ralessi@... The Feb. 17 fight that finally ended the stormy relationship between Amanda Ross and Steve Nunn started after Nunn blew off Ross' suggestion to go out for chicken wings the next night. The two exchanged blows, which was the fifth time Nunn had been violent toward her, Ross told Fayette Family Court Judge Tim Philpot in a March 4 court hearing. A sullen Nunn, who was trying to save his high-ranking state job, promised Philpot he wouldn't harm Ross. "We had a tumultuous...
  • Chipmunk Jedi (Funny Photo)

    08/22/2009 9:45:08 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 13 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | 7-28-2009 | Chris "Powerpig" McVeigh
    Cute pic: "Use the Force, Billy !"
  • Question about beer (vanity)

    06/25/2009 12:55:02 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 59 replies · 1,501+ views
    n/a ^ | 6-25-2009 | Me
    I don't drink alcoholic beverages, so I don't know about this subject, but I figure somebody here might have an answer about this. Back in 2003-04, my mother received a mess of "exotic" beers as a monthly subscription from my cousin. She never ended up consuming but a handful of them, and the rest have remained sealed up in the boxes they were shipped in. Unlike other alcoholic beverages, such as wine, that can last for years sealed, I don't know what the longevity is for beer. So my question is, is this still something that can be consumed after...
  • Lego Man Prank Call (Humor)

    04/11/2009 2:04:28 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 14 replies · 813+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3-12-2009 | Dane Boe Funny video of a prank call made by a "Lego" construction figure.
  • GOP candidates, including two from Shelby, will fill top state slots (TN-1st Since Reconstruction)

    01/15/2009 1:04:21 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 53 replies · 3,584+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 1-15-2009 | Richard Locker
    GOP candidates, including two from Shelby, will fill top state slots By Richard Locker (Contact), Memphis Commercial Appeal Originally published 11:30 a.m., January 15, 2009 Updated 12:26 p.m., January 15, 2009 NASHVILLE — Republicans in the Tennessee legislature today swept from office all three of the state’s top constitutional officers and elected longtime Republican officials — two of them from Shelby County — to replace them. Flexing its political muscle for the first time since the stunning defeat Tuesday of the Republican Caucus’s nominee for House speaker, the legislature’s new GOP majority elected: * Shelby County Commissioner David H. Lillard...
  • Democrats steal TN House Speakership, installing RINO puppet Kent Williams (Live Breaking...)

    01/13/2009 11:55:35 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 173 replies · 9,049+ views
    TN General Assembly ^ | 1-13-2009 | n/a
    *See below*
  • (Question) U.S. Embassy (AFO ?) Addresses

    10/15/2008 5:07:05 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 4 replies · 260+ views
    n/a ^ | n/a
    Hey guys, I'm in the process of writing several letters to our American embassies abroad (I don't bother with email because it doesn't get the kind of response I desire, if any at all). Because each first-class letter costs about $1 a pop to send overseas (instead of 42c), this is a rather costly endeavor when writing about 100 letters or so. I'm wondering if there is a domestic address (AFO ?) for the individual embassies (A-Z) that I could write to and save on the shipping costs. I tried searching the U.S. State Department website, but couldn't find anything...
  • Joel Haugen (RINO endorsing Obama) Withdraws As GOP OR US House Candidate...

    09/02/2008 10:42:58 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 49 replies · 388+ views
    Politics1 ^ | 9-3-2008 | Ron Gunzburger
    OREGON CD-1: Businessman Joel Haugen announced Tuesday he was withdrawing as the GOP nominee but would remain in the race against Congressman David Wu (D) as the nominee of the Independent Party. Although a registered Republican, Haugen had been running with dual ballot spots. Haugen came under fire in recent days when he announced his support for Barack Obama. The deadline for GOP to replace a nominee has passed, so they will not be able to field any candidate against Wu on the November ballot.
  • (Tech help question) How do you save Yahoo IMs to a disk ?

    11/16/2007 6:25:36 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 12 replies · 96+ views
    11-16-2007 | Me
    The computer I'm using is failing, so I'm having to transfer my files over to a new computer I'm getting this evening. I have Yahoo instant messenger and I'm attempting to find a way to save all the conversations I have stored in it en masse to a .zip drive. It would be too difficult and time consuming to save them individually. Does anyone on FR know how to save all these convos (several hundred) in a timely and convenient manner ?
  • Former (RI) Sen. (Lincoln) Chafee Leaves GOP

    09/15/2007 7:03:52 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 46 replies · 1,402+ views
    The Political Graveyard Discussion Group ^ | 9-15-2007 | Scott Bill Hirst
    I learned today Former Republican United States Rhode Island Senator Lincoln D.Chafee changed his affiliation to Unaffiliated as a voter in Exeter*, where he is now registered, the change I recall took place on July 10TH. His wife, Stephanie is registered in Providence as a Republican*. The Senator is a former Exeter resident and Warwick Mayor and City Councilman. What is amazing is the media has NOT picked this up yet and it happened several weeks ago! Ironically former Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey still maintains his GOP interest and was at the South County Republican Breakfast were I learned this...
  • Need Help With Google Research (Question)

    06/27/2007 12:24:03 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 61 replies · 966+ views
    N/A ^ | N/A
    See my question below.
  • From jokester to jailbird (SCTVs Tony Rosato In Prison For 2 Years Without Trial)

    05/14/2007 9:55:01 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 40 replies · 1,613+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 5-13-2007 | Dale Anne Freed
    From jokester to jailbird Former Saturday Night Live star Tony Rosato has languished behind bars for two years with no trial May 13, 2007 04:30 AM Dale Anne Freed He started out as a gifted improv comic at Toronto's Second City. From there, Tony Rosato took his zany writing and performing style to the small screen, winning fame on SCTV and later on Saturday Night Live. His off-the-wall characters ranged from fictional TV chef Marcello Sebastiano to Lou Costello, Captain Kangaroo and Yasser Arafat. Industry buzz pegged him as the next John Belushi. Rosato went on to perform in a...
  • Mass. Supreme Court Judge Sosman Dies (Opposed Gay Marriage)

    03/11/2007 10:22:38 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 12 replies · 615+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 3-11-2007 | Jesse Harlan Alderman
    March 11, 2007 at 15:50:5 PDT Mass. Supreme Court Judge Sosman Dies By JESSE HARLAN ALDERMAN Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) - Martha B. Sosman, one of three Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court judges who voted against the landmark decision legalizing gay marriage in the state, has died, the court said Sunday. She was 56. Family members said the cause of death Saturday night was respiratory failure, according to a statement from Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall. Sosman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and had been participating in some cases by watching Webcasts of oral arguments, reading legal briefs...
  • 'Munsters' Television Star Yvonne De Carlo Dies at 84

    01/10/2007 4:44:22 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 8 replies · 875+ views ^ | 1-10-2007 | n/a
    'Munsters' Television Star Yvonne De Carlo Dies at 84 Famous actress Yvonne De Carlo has died at age 84. De Carlo was famous as Lily on the TV show The Munsters as well as Moses' wife in the movie The Ten Commandments. De Carlo passed away from natural causes in Los Angeles on Monday. De Carlo is survived by two children named Bruce and Bari. ( - Famous actress Yvonne De Carlo has died at age 84. De Carlo was famous as Lily on the TV show The Munsters as well as Moses' wife in the movie The Ten Commandments....
  • VT Auditor, Black Republican Randy Brock Loses Recount (Bad News)

    12/18/2006 10:35:30 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 16 replies · 855+ views
    Politics1 ^ | 12-19-2006 | Ron Gunzberger
    It took nearly six weeks -- talk about a long election night wait -- but we finally have a winner in the race for Vermont State Auditor. Incumbent Randy Brock (R) appeared the winner on election night by a margin of 137 votes. After the statewide recount, and correcting for errors in how paper ballots were tabulated in some rural communities, it turns out Brock lost to accountant Tom Salmon Jr. (D) by 104 votes. It was Vermont's first statewide recount in 26 years. Before election day, Brock was one of six African-American Republicans holding statewide elective offices around the...
  • Ex-Congressman Dan Schaefer (R-CO) Dies at 70

    04/17/2006 11:17:12 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 10 replies · 644+ views
    AP ^ | 4-17-2006 | N/A
    Dan Schaefer DENVER (AP) - Former GOP Rep. Dan Schaefer, who represented Colorado in Congress for 14 years until retiring in 1998, died Sunday. He was 70. Schaefer won a special election in 1983 to fill a vacancy caused by the death of congressman-elect John Swigert, an Apollo 13 astronaut who died before he could take office. A moderate Republican who liked backpacking and bow hunting, Schaefer served on the House Commerce Committee and was the senior member of the state's congressional delegation when he stepped down. State Rep. Matt Knoedler, a Republican from Lakewood who worked for Schaefer when...
  • Isaac Hayes ("Chef") Quitting "South Park" (Over Scientology Flap)

    03/13/2006 9:33:23 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 12 replies · 354+ views
    The Superficial ^ | 3-13-2006 | n/a
    Isaac 'Chef' Hayes quits 'South Park' Soul singer Isaac Hayes, voice of the Yoda-esque "Chef" character in Comedy Central's "South Park", said he was quitting the show after nine seasons, citing "inappropriate ridicule" of religion as the reason. "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," the soul legend said. "Religious beliefs are sacred to people and at all times should be respected and honored. As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that...
  • Fraud nets 15 months for ex-candidate (KS U.S. House RINO Adam) Taff

    02/14/2006 10:57:27 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 14 replies · 503+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 2-14-2006 | ROBERT A. CRONKLETON
    Tue, Feb. 14, 2006 Fraud nets 15 months for ex-candidate Taff Co-defendant gets five months in prison, $50,000 fine in scam By ROBERT A. CRONKLETON The Kansas City Star Adam Taff hesitated, drew a few breaths, glanced at the paper in his hands and began reading aloud what was, in effect, the obituary for a once-promising political career. His own. “I know what I did was wrong,” the former Kansas congressional candidate said Monday at sentencing in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. Saying he had failed in his personal conduct by committing wire fraud and violating campaign finance...
  • Chicago skyscraper would be nation's tallest

    07/26/2005 12:56:21 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 52 replies · 1,546+ views
    CNN ^ | 7-26-2005 | (AP)
    Chicago skyscraper would be nation's tallest Tuesday, July 26, 2005; Posted: 12:34 p.m. EDT (16:34 GMT) CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A proposal to build a new 115-story building by 2009 could give Chicago claim to having the first and second tallest skyscrapers in the country. The 2,000-foot tower, proposed by Chicago developer Christopher Carley and designed by noted architect Santiago Calatrava, would go up along the city's lakefront near Navy Pier, northeast of the Loop. The 110-floor Sears Tower is currently the nation's tallest building. Carley's building, minus its spire, would be 1,458 feet high -- taller than the Sears...
  • (Rep. Marsha) Blackburn says she will not seek (TN) Senate seat in 2006

    02/11/2005 2:10:19 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 32 replies · 842+ views
    wkrn-tv ^ | 2-11-2005 | n/a
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., announced Friday that she will not seek the 2006 Republican nomination for the Senate seat Majority Leader Bill Frist is expected to vacate. Blackburn, who was elected to the House in 2002, said she wanted to focus on her work in the House. "I now have a unique opportunity to leave an indelible print on how government will look and work in the 21st century," she said in a statement. Frist has said he does not plan to seek a third term in 2006. The Tennessee Republican has been mentioned as a...
  • (RFK, Jr) Kennedy Won't Run for NY Attorney General

    01/24/2005 11:00:26 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 19 replies · 561+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1-24-2005 | Unknown
    January 24, 2005 at 22:51:26 PST Kennedy Won't Run for NY Attorney General ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and son of slain New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, said he will not run for state attorney general, a move that takes him out of a race that could have pitted him against his estranged brother-in-law, Andrew Cuomo. Kennedy, 51, told The New York Times in Tuesday editions that running for the office now held Eliot Spitzer by would have forced him to sacrifice significant time with his wife and children. "I talked...
  • Brock Ousts Ready (Black GOPer Wins Statewide in VT !)

    11/07/2004 2:43:27 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 25 replies · 1,193+ views
    Barre-Montpelier Times Argus ^ | 11-3-2004 | John Zicconi
    Brock ousts Ready November 3, 2004 By John Zicconi Vermont Press Bureau BURLINGTON — Republican Randy Brock made history Tuesday, unseating two-term incumbent Auditor Elizabeth Ready to become the first African-American to win a Vermont statewide election. Along the way, he won by a comfortable 10-point margin, garnering 52 percent of the vote to Ready's 42 percent with more than 92 percent of the vote counted. "I am looking forward to changing the tone at the top," Brock said Tuesday night. "We're going to focus not on finger-pointing, but on keeping people out of trouble." Ready declined to make a...
  • (GOP) Sodrel defeats ('Rat) Baron Hill in IN (We win another House seat !)

    11/03/2004 2:28:34 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 24 replies · 2,572+ views ^ | 11-3-2004 | n/a
    Sodrel defeats incumbent Hill in rematch Indiana 9th Congressional District Wednesday, November 3, 2004 Posted: 3:31 PM EST (2031 GMT) (CNN) -- Democratic Rep. Baron Hill was narrowly defeated in his bid for a fourth term in Indiana's 9th district by Republican challenger Mike Sodrel, who Hill had defeated two years earlier in a close race. Sodrel was ahead by less than 1,500 votes when CNN projected he would win the race with 99 percent of precincts reporting. This time, Sodrel, who lost by some 10,000 votes in his maiden run for office in 2002, was a little smarter, a...
  • Richard Vinroot Drops Out of NC Governor's Race

    07/22/2004 6:31:45 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 20 replies · 1,104+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7-22-2004 | Gary Robertson
    July 22, 2004 at 16:57:24 PDT Ex-Charlotte Mayor Drops GOP Governor Bid By GARY D. ROBERTSON ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot said Thursday he will not seek a runoff for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, leaving former state Sen. Patrick Ballantine as the nominee to challenge Gov. Mike Easley in November. "I have made a spiritual decision in this case," Vinroot said. "My choice today is not to call for a runoff. I'm going to respect the decision of the voters." Ballantine finished slightly ahead of Vinroot in Tuesday's six-person primary, with each getting about...
  • Need Help, My Email Folders Deleted En Masse (Outlook Express) !

    02/26/2004 11:57:07 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 26 replies · 406+ views
    n/a ^ | 2/26/2004 | me
    I hope someone here can help me, because I had a disaster occur this morning. While working in Outlook Express (the '98 version), where I have numerous emails stored, something unbelievable occurred. I was in my sent items box and double-clicked to bring up an old email, no problem there. I was copying an email address from it and then opened a new email to copy the address into. After I did that and typed in a line to the new email (to write the letter later), I copied it to my main inbox. I next clicked both the emails...
  • Remap would divide Frost's district (TX Redistricting Alert)

    07/18/2003 5:53:15 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 14 replies · 386+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7-18-2003 | Robert T. Garrett and Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Remap would divide Frost's district New GOP proposal draws arguments about minority representation 07/18/2003 By ROBERT T. GARRETT and GROMER JEFFERS Jr. / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN - Republican senators unveiled a proposed congressional map Thursday that would break the Dallas-Fort Worth district of U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, D-Arlington, into four pieces. The suggested dismantling of the 24th Congressional District, which Mr. Frost has represented for a quarter-century, sparked arguments over whether the new map would help or hurt blacks and Hispanics. Chief author Sen. Todd Staples, R-Palestine, said the plan retains "minorities' opportunities to elect candidates of their...
  • `Dell' Eads Dies At 83; Had Long Career In Capitol

    07/09/2003 10:40:03 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 24 replies · 201+ views ^ | 7-9-2003 | Christopher Keating
    `Dell' Eads Dies At 83; Had Long Career In Capitol July 9, 2003 By CHRISTOPHER KEATING, Capitol Bureau Chief M. Adela Eads, a grande dame of the state legislature who gracefully survived political and physical trials at the Capitol, died Tuesday of cancer. She was 83. When she retired from the legislature in 2000 at the age of 80, she was the longest-serving woman in the General Assembly, beloved and respected on both sides of the political aisle. Known as one of the state's most colorful legislators, "Diamond Dell" was a mild-mannered Republican leader who also had a sharp tongue...
  • "The Gods Must Be Crazy" Star, Actor & Bushman, N!xau, dead at 59

    07/05/2003 6:38:21 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 70 replies · 931+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7-5-2003 | AP
    N!xau WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) - N!xau, the diminutive bushman catapulted from the remote sandswept reaches of the Kalahari Desert to international stardom in the film "The Gods Must Be Crazy" has died, police officials said Saturday. He was estimated to have been about 59, although he himself said he did not know his exact age. Police in the remote area of Tsumkwe in the Namibian part of the Kalahari where N!xau lived confirmed his recent death, but did not have any details of how or when he died. His name is a usual transliteration of his tribal language, which uses...
  • (Ex-LA Lt Gov) Schwegmann switches to GOP

    06/24/2003 2:28:34 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 50 replies · 261+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | 6-24-2003 | Staff reports
    <p>BATON ROUGE -- State Rep. Melinda Schwegmann announced Monday that she is switching her party affiliation from Democrat to Republican and will run for her former office of lieutenant governor in the October primary.</p> <p>Addressing the House floor on the last day of the legislative session, the New Orleans representative said she "felt somewhat abandoned by many Democrats, while at the same time, I have been embraced and encouraged to run by numerous Republicans."</p>
  • NJ Legislative Election Results (RINOs winning) :-(

    06/03/2003 7:35:25 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 54 replies · 442+ views ^ | 6/3/2003 | n/a
    <p>State Sen. Robert Martin won a hotly contested GOP primary in the 26th district, defeating conservative Jay Webber.</p> <p>State Sen. Nia Gill, dumped from the Essex organization line, has defeated former Assemblyman LeRoy Jones by about 800 votes.</p> <p>Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for Senate in the 31st district, defeating L. Harvey Smith by a 9,489-8,026 margin. Vincent Militello received 2,978 votes. Some districts are still outstanding.</p>
  • KY's Steve Nunn has "moderate" reputation in conservative GOP (RINO Barf alert)

    05/07/2003 8:39:08 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 8 replies · 221+ views
    Louisville Courier-Journal ^ | 5-7-2003 | Tom Loftus
    <p>The Courier-Journal is profiling the major candidates for governor this week and next week. Stories on the Republican candidates will run this week.</p> <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. -- At first glance it might seem odd that former Gov. Louis B. Nunn's son, Republican candidate for governor Steve Nunn, is an underfunded outsider in the May 20 primary.</p>
  • Cheney Says He'll Be Bush's Running Mate

    05/07/2003 1:39:31 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 53 replies · 195+ views
    AP ^ | 5-7-2003 | AP
    Cheney Says He'll Be Bush's Running Mate 17 minutes ago DALLAS - Vice President Dick Cheney has agreed to be President Bush's running mate in 2004, saying past health problems won't prevent him from being on the next presidential ticket. "The president has asked me if I would serve again as his running mate. I've agreed to do that," he said Tuesday in an interview with The Dallas Morning News. Cheney's position on the 2004 ticket has been the subject of heightened speculation because of his heart condition. He has had four heart attacks, though none as vice president. "I've...
  • GOP bloc celebrates choice: Coalition party shows its stance on abortion

    04/30/2003 2:10:54 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 19 replies · 118+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 4-30-2003 | Tyler Whitley
    <p>Calling themselves the "silent majority," abortion-rights Republicans held a coming-out party yesterday in the back yard of a Windsor Farms home.</p> <p>They were greeted by several anti-abortion protesters holding up large signs showing aborted fetuses.</p> <p>Former state Del. Anne G. Rhodes of Richmond, who was one of the few abortion-rights Republicans in the General Assembly, took the protest as a good sign.</p>
  • Bob Barr May Quit House Race

    04/22/2003 9:47:06 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 29 replies · 177+ views
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 4/22/2003 | Stuart Rothenberg
    ...on Georgia 6 In Georgia's 6th District, state Senate Majority Leader Tom Price (R) will announce his candidacy to replace Cong. Johnny Isakson (R), who is running for Senate. According to local sources, Price will formally announce within days after the Legislature adjourns on Friday, April 25, with a simultaneous filing with the FEC. Rumors are flying that former Cong. Bob Barr, who announced his candidacy for the 6th District seat in February, is reconsidering his congressional bid. Barr will make an announcement at an 11am event Wednesday in Atlanta. Our betting is that he's out of the race. The...
  • Need help, does anyone have online subscription to Columbus Dispatch ? (OH)

    02/15/2003 8:19:07 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 7 replies · 222+ views
    n/a ^ | 2/15/2003 | moi
    I need articles/obits for Judge Joseph P. Kinneary who died on Friday from the Columbus Dispatch, but I see this is a pay website. I contribute to the not-for-profit The Political Graveyard which keeps a public display of biographical data on public figures. Anyone who can help me with this is greatly appreciated, thanks !
  • Pro-Gun, Pro-God AZ Rep. Locked & Loaded For Fight (Liberal-Hate Barf Alert)

    02/13/2003 4:07:35 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 21 replies · 310+ views
    Arizona Republic ^ | 2/13/2003 | E.J. Montini
    Lawmaker is locked and loaded for tough legislative fight Feb. 13, 2003 State Rep. Randy Graf dreams of a nation unafraid to speak of God or to freely dispense guns. A nation where invoking the Lord's name in the Pledge of Allegiance would never be questioned and where the right to own and carry any weapon at any time would not be impaired. He dreams of a state within that nation where there would be no law requiring citizens to obtain a concealed-weapons permit. A state where carrying a concealed weapon would not be treated as a crime. A state...
  • NC House Mulls Deal For Shared Power During Recess

    01/31/2003 3:09:45 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 20 replies · 188+ views
    Raleigh News-Observer ^ | 1-31-2003 | DAN KANE, LYNN BONNER AND AMY GARDNER
    Friday, January 31, 2003 5:48AM EST House is still without speaker Adjournment gives time for maneuver By DAN KANE, LYNN BONNER AND AMY GARDNER, Staff Writers House Republicans and Democrats began serious negotiations Thursday on a framework for an unprecedented experiment in shared government after a sixth ballot in the House speaker's race ended with no one winning a majority. The outcome of the vote forced Rep. Jim Black, who saw another opportunity for a third term as speaker dashed by a flurry of Republican maneuvers, to open talks with Republican leaders about possible co-speakerships. "We are going to do...
  • N.C. House Adjourns for 2nd Day - No Speaker Yet

    01/30/2003 4:50:23 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 11 replies · 84+ views
    Raleigh News-Observer ^ | 1-30-2003 | SCOTT MOONEYHAM
    Thursday, January 30, 2003 7:40PM EST N.C. House adjournes without deal By SCOTT MOONEYHAM RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state House was unable to agree on a speaker to lead it for a second straight day on Thursday, although a deal to share power between Republicans and Democrats appeared near. The House adjourned for the weekend without a final deal, but both sides in the evenly-split chamber had agreed to talks that could lead to a co-speakership. "There could be a coalition that will work together for the best interests of the state. That certainly is my interest," said Rep. George...
  • No Speaker in the NC House, Day 2

    01/30/2003 12:04:50 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 24 replies · 264+ views
    Raleigh News-Observer ^ | 1-30-2003 | LYNN BONNER, AMY GARDNER, AND DAN KANE
    Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:58AM EST State House still deadlocked on speaker Members are split between 3 men By LYNN BONNER, AMY GARDNER, AND DAN KANE, STAFF WRITERS, Staff Writers At mid-morning, the state House remained deadlocked over the election of a new speaker of the House. With the House evenly divided 60 to 60, Republicans had to essentially filibuster because one of their members, Rep. Cary Allred of Burlington, wasn't there. That gave Democrats a temporary 1 vote advantage. But Republicans successfully used procedural moves to delay a vote on the speaker until Allred showed up an hour late....
  • North Carolina House in Chaos ! Five Ballots - No Speaker !

    01/29/2003 12:50:52 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 27 replies · 237+ views
    Raleigh News-Observer ^ | 1/29/2003 | AMY GARDNER AND LYNN BONNER
    Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:21PM EST Five ballots and no new speaker By AMY GARDNER AND LYNN BONNER, STAFF WRITERS After five ballots, the state House of Representatives recessed for the day Wednesday afternoon when neither Republicans nor Democrats could marshal 61 votes to elect a new speaker. On each ballot, the 60 House Democrats united to back Rep. Jim Black's bid for a third term. Republicans were divided, with 55 voting for the party's nominee, Rep. George Holmes of Yadkin County, and five for Rep. Richard Morgan of Moore County. It was the first time since 1866 that the...