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  • On The Banks of the Wabash Faraway

    07/17/2016 10:33:36 PM PDT · by gg188 · 2 replies
    public domain ^ | 1897 | Paul Dresser
    Pence was not my first choice. But I trust Trump's judgment. This is the official state song of Indiana. It would be nice if at Pence rallies we could great him and his family with sing-along to welcome him and his family with this beautiful song.
  • Senate GOP And Democrats Save HUD Regulation From Defunding Measure

    05/19/2016 7:13:56 PM PDT · by gg188 · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — A proposed amendment aimed at defunding a controversial Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation related to Section 8 Housing was tabled in the upper chamber Thursday. Utah Sen. Mike Lee proposed an amendment to the Senate Transportation and HUD appropriations bill that would have defunded a regulation stopping the implementation of the HUD regulation known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH).
  • Sessions: 2016 Presidential Election A Choice Between Nationalism and Soulless Globalism

    05/13/2016 8:47:23 AM PDT · by gg188 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 13, 2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    From Senator Jeff Sessions: For the first time in a long time, this November will give Americans a clear choice on perhaps the most important issue facing our country and our civilization: whether we remain a nation-state that serves its own people, or whether we slide irrevocably toward a soulless globalism that treats humans as interchangeable widgets in the world market. In Donald Trump, we have a forceful advocate for America. Trump has said that our trade, immigration and foreign policies must be changed to protect the interests of American workers and our nation. In Hillary Clinton, we have a...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Warns Congress About Trying to Pass TPP During Lame-Duck

    05/08/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by gg188 · 30 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 8, 2016 | Sundance
    Listed below the video from Jeff Sessions you will find two pdf outlines which detail some of the more concerning aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal. Feel free to share those pdf formats with your friends, family and social circles who are not familiar with the inherent issues.
  • In his own words:Why Trump would not participate in Colorado or Wyoming

    04/17/2016 5:26:43 PM PDT · by gg188 · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    The "ground game" or whatever other euphemism it goes by consists of one thing: BRIBES. Bribes to party bosses and to delegates to circumvent the decision of the voters. Trump took the moral position that he was not going to participate in a rigged system of PURCHASING influence and delegates. Cruz DID not. (Cruz is more accustomed to SELLING influence than buying it, so I guess he gets a point for that.) "We didnt play in Colorado, because I heard that it was going to be for the bosses, the RNC, so Im not going to waste a lot of...
  • Ted Cruz We Will Repeal Obamacare (2014)

    04/15/2016 5:54:00 PM PDT · by gg188 · 47 replies
    "We Will Repeal Obamacare" CPAC 2014
  • How far can campaigns go to win support from a Republican delegate?

    04/12/2016 10:50:38 PM PDT · by gg188 · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2016 | Matea Gold
    Under regulations established in the 1980s, delegates cannot take money from corporations, labor unions, federal contractors or foreign nationals. But an individual donor is permitted to give a delegate unlimited sums to support his or her efforts to get selected to go to the convention, including money to defray the costs of travel and lodging.
  • Were Trump voters in primaries told, "it's only for the first vote" at the convention?

    04/12/2016 2:15:50 PM PDT · by gg188 · 69 replies
    Self---rare vanity | April 12, 2016 | Self - rare vanity
    1. At the primary polling locations in each state, were the voters clearly informed that their vote for their candidate was for the FIRST VOTE AT THE CONVENTION only, and that if their candidate did not get 1237 delegates, their vote would be basically tossed and have no influence? 2. When we are told Cruz had the ground game, left people behind in the states after the primary, worked the rules, worked the system, worked the delegates in the way that everyone has always known it's done in the primaries... Cruz's people convinced Trump delegates to vote for Cruz when...
  • The GOP delegate fight explained

    04/12/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by gg188 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2016
    But all of the rules could be changed? Technically, yes. For example, the rules could be changed to enable delegates to immediately unbind themselves.
  • The Political Media, Punditry, and Financial Conflicts of Interest

    04/12/2016 9:38:25 AM PDT · by gg188 · 3 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 11, 2016 | Sundance
    ... In the current climate of highly-charged political opinion, simple honest disclosures can avoid many of the inherent issues. Conversely, the refusal to present simple and honest disclosures increasingly implies there is an agenda behind the punditry. The modern era of almost instantaneous communication, along with exponentially more modern internet resources to find data at its origin, is creating increased cynicism and skepticism each time one of these hidden conflicts are dragged into the spotlight. A political pundit can lose credibility literally overnight. Those who derive their income from the delivery of information would be far better served doing everything...
  • Party unity and the marriage of right and left

    04/07/2016 8:27:13 PM PDT · by gg188 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2016 | Ann Kane
    Media outlets such as National Review ("Conservatives Against Trump," 2/15/16) and conservative super-PACs have put bloggers and money behind the #NeverTrump campaign to what avail? Smearing the frontrunner and all his supporters 24/7 for the past ten months has not only cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but has divided the Republican Party. Now the RNC declares that the people who make up the party don't matter. Only those in leadership and on board with the plan to make sure Trump never sees the nomination have a right to speak.
  • Wisconsin needs to be asked .. Does Wisconsin or the USA want to take this Chance

    04/03/2016 10:10:18 AM PDT · by gg188 · 69 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | March 31, 2016 | tony newbill
    Wisconsin voters need to realize the potential threat a Ted and Heidi Cruz presidency could be , as was and is again a Bill and Hilary Clinton presidency will be regarding the hope between these two candidates and their Spouses involvements in the hope for a North American Union and the Threat of that Union on US Constitutional 1st Amendment Rights to Free Speech !!!!!!
  • Question for Trump Supporters about their Local talk show hosts (rare vanity)

    03/30/2016 2:58:50 PM PDT · by gg188 · 93 replies
    self | 3/30/16 | self
    My local talk radio is at least NINE hours per day of Trump hate. Beck, Levin and a CNN contributor/local guy Ben Ferguson. I certainly can see talk show hosts being divided, perhaps even with a majority supporting globalism/establishment. BUT it is ALL TRUMP HATE/ALL THE TIME. I just wanted to know (from Trumpers, this is a Trumpers only thread): IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR LOCAL TALK RADIO STATION(S) LIKE MINE? Does this unanimity seem a bit..coincidental? It all seemed to happen at one time. All their rants are INTERCHANGEABLE. Their rants are the same anti-Trump screeds you see online,...
  • Ted Cruz says Republicans will repeal Obamacare

    03/23/2016 5:42:30 PM PDT · by gg188 · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2014 | Washington Post
    "Ted Cruz says Republicans will repeal Obamacare" ...and other Republican 2014 LIES Washington Post, the day before the 2014 Congressional elections.
  • Why Trump Is Winning: The Hypocrisy -- And Disaster -- Of American Trade Policy

    03/15/2016 9:11:11 PM PDT · by gg188 · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 1, 2016 | Eamonn Fingleton
    Now finally after Donald Trumps apotheosis, Americans are beginning to learn the truth. Factory workers in the old Soviet Union had a cynical joke: We pretend to work. They [the bosses] pretend to pay us. Similar logic applies in the world trading system. Washington pretends to write the rules; other nations pretend to obey them. For two generations already, increasingly pathetic American trade officials have turned a blind eye to the blatant barriers facing American exports in key foreign markets. The result has been a tragic roll-call of factory closures in the American heartland. The problem with free trade is...
  • The World Trade Organization Is Destroying U.S. Sovereignty

    03/14/2016 5:53:27 PM PDT · by gg188 · 13 replies
    Economy In Crisis, INC ( ^ | MARCH 13, 2016 | GEORGE BARLOW
    For almost two decades the U.S. has been living with the results of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO is a self-serving and undemocratic organization that operates outside of our control. The U.S. Constitution states that all treaties made under the authority of the United States become supreme law of the land (Article VI). When our government signed the WTO treaty, unbeknownst to most Americans including our legislators our sovereignty was given away. What this means is that our laws, regulations and administrative procedures are now open to challenge.Why do we allow foreign individuals to dictate...
  • Pressuring Trump to follow, Rubio and Cruz release tax returns

    03/02/2016 4:55:16 PM PST · by gg188 · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | February 27, 2016 | Eugene Scott, Chris Frates and Theodore Schleifer
    [B]oth campaigns only released the top lines of the forms, not the complete documents, providing only a limited look at their finances. Democrats and some Republicans quickly pounced on Rubio and Cruz for the limited release. "Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are guilty of a stunning lack of disclosure, failing to meet the standard that even Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush adhered to in 2012, when he released his tax returns and making it impossible to complete a public accounting of deductions, exemptions, capital gains, household employees, corporate ownerships, and other important financial information," said Ben Ray, a spokesman for...
  • #TPP The Living Blog (last update: Feb. 28, 9:06 AM MT)

    02/29/2016 10:47:21 AM PST · by gg188 · 5 replies
    Goodfellow LLC ^ | February 28, 2016 | Christa Huff
    FAST TRACK SHENANIGANS: REP. PAUL RYAN AND SEN. TED CRUZ Theres an additional agreement thats being secretly negotiated, which will be grandfathered into the Fast Track/TPA bill. Its called the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). And its all about mandating work visas, which allow approximately 50 countries to each send large numbers of skilled and unskilled workers to work in America, including Turkey and Pakistan! (continued)
  • Presidential Election (2016)

    02/29/2016 10:01:07 AM PST · by gg188 · 2 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 2016 | Ballotpedia
    On May 22, 2015, the Senate passed HR 1314, which was used as a legislative vehicle for trade legislation with the titles "Trade Act of 2015" and the "Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015," by a vote of 62-37. The bill proposed giving the president trade promotion authority (TPA). The bill also included a statement of trade priorities and provisions for trade adjustment assistance. Cruz voted with 47 other Republican senators to approve the bill.[22][23]
  • Cruz releases partial tax returns

    02/28/2016 11:39:09 AM PST · by gg188 · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/27/16 12:34 PM EST | By PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST
    For 2011 to 2014, Cruzs campaign released two pages of tax returns for each year. The documents, like those released earlier Saturday by fellow GOP contender Sen. Marco Rubio dont reveal many details like which tax breaks he claimed or how much he gave to charity. Rubio's returns were also scant on details.
  • Cruz's Religion Once Wasn't So Obvious

    02/27/2016 7:21:20 PM PST · by gg188 · 149 replies
    U.S. News And World Report ^ | Jan. 30, 2016 | WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press
    ...Cruz doesn't tithe. He and his wife donated less than 1 percent of their income to charity and nothing to churches, including to their own in Houston, according to tax returns from 2006 to 2010, the most recent Cruz has released. His campaign declined requests from The Associated Press to provide recent tax returns or otherwise demonstrate donations since 2010. Cruz has said he and his wife were more focused on using their seven-figure annual income to build a financial foundation for their family.
  • The POLITICO 100:Billionaires dominate 2016 Establishment-bashing Cruz nabs 4 of 6 top donors

    02/27/2016 4:32:14 PM PST · by gg188 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/08/16 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf
    In fact, despite his attacks on his party’s donor class and establishment, Cruz, the Texas senator who won last week’s Iowa caucuses, appears to have locked down the support of four of the top six donors ― the Wilks family of Cisco, Texas (the No. 1 donor on POLITICO’s list), New York hedge fund tycoon Bob Mercer (No. 2), Texas energy investor Toby Neugebauer (No. 4) and Illinois manufacturing moguls Dick and Liz Uihlein (No. 6) ― but only one other donor on the list.
  • Cruz, Ryan urge Senate to pass Fast Track

    02/27/2016 4:20:58 PM PST · by gg188 · 128 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/22/15 | SEAN HIGGINS
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., penned a joint op-ed for the Wall Street Journal Wednesday calling on Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority legislation. The two conservative lawmakers argue that the legislation, also known as "Fast Track," is urgently needed to strengthen the U.S.'s ability to negotiate future trade deals.

    02/27/2016 1:07:33 PM PST · by gg188 · 24 replies
    The Marshall Report ^ | February 6, 2016 | dianne marshall
    Who is Heidi Cruz? She is one interesting lawyer! Did you know that she sat on a Council on Foreign Relations task force for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? ... Now why is this important? If you havent figured it out yet this has all been part of Obamas policies. And now, the man running for president named Cruz, who was all for TPA, and said he was against TTP, yet, because he was against it made the move for the final vote to require only a 51 vote simple majority that got it passed to head to...
  • Cruzs Fundraising Strength: Network of Wealthy Donors

    02/26/2016 6:41:49 PM PST · by gg188 · 19 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Katie Zezima and Matea Gold
    Wealthy investors shot skeet with Sen. Ted Cruz in Park City, Utah, earlier this month. Conservative lawyers gathered in a clubby Washington restaurant last week to raise money for his presidential bid. And on Monday, billionaire technology entrepreneur Darwin Deason and five other wealthy Texans announced that they were coming aboard his campaign. For all his bashing of billionaire Republican donors who actively despise our base, the anti-establishment senator from Texas is being bolstered by his own robust base of wealthy contributors.
  • Trump Threatens North American Union Scheme

    02/26/2016 6:32:34 PM PST · by gg188 · 36 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 10, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    [I]n fact, what Trump has done is jeopardize a plan that goes way beyond mere amnesty for illegals, and which has been on the drawing board for more than a decade. Simply put, the plan is to submerge the sovereignty of the United States of America and politically integrate the U.S., Canada, and Mexico into a trilateral entity called the North American Union...[B]ut this is somewhat ironic since Cruzs wife, Heidi, an investment banker, was a member of a Council on Foreign Relations Task Force, which in 2005 developed a plan for a North American Community. The recommendations of this...
  • The Trials And Triumphs Of Heidi Cruz

    02/26/2016 6:16:23 PM PST · by gg188 · 61 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 18, 2015 | McKay Coppins, Megan Apper
    When she sat on a 2011 panel at Claremont - titled "Women in Finance: Can You Achieve Work/Life Satisfaction?" - she urged the women in attendance to pursue careers in finance, preaching that they often make better investment bankers than men. She advised, too, that live-in help can be critical for working couples. The Cruzes have two daughters, the elder born in 2008, and live in a downtown Houston high-rise. "I still don't understand my friends who say it's not worth it to them to have someone living with them," she said. "It is worth it to me on every...
  • Donald Trump vs. Davos Man

    02/25/2016 11:53:17 AM PST · by gg188 · 31 replies
    traditionalRIGHT ^ | August 23, 2015 | Dan Phillips
    Coined by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington, the term "Davos Man" was meant to refer to members of the global elite who view themselves as completely international. They have no need for the term "nationality" and feel that governments are merely shadows of time past to be used as facilitators in their global operations. - Akash Arasu The pundit and activist class can't seem to figure Donald Trump out, but as I have attempted to argue elsewhere, Trump's politics are not really as inscrutable as all that. Trump is that guy at the barbershop who says "We need to run...
  • Cruz Immigration Plan from his web site

    02/18/2016 5:38:10 PM PST · by gg188 · 23 replies
    Build a wall that works. The unsecured border with Mexico invites illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists to tread on American soil. I will complete the wall. Triple the number of Border Patrol agents. Securing the border is the federal government’s obligation. I will dedicate the force necessary to do that. Increase vital aerial surveillance and other technology along the border. Adding boots on the ground is not enough. Eyes in the sky and other equipment are necessary to find and detain all illegal entrants. Finish the biometric tracking system at our nation’s ports of entry. It is disgraceful that our...
  • Rubio wages war on Cruz over photoshopped picture of the senator and Obama shaking hands

    02/18/2016 11:02:28 AM PST · by gg188 · 97 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2016 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For In Greenville Read more: http://www
    Rubio wages war on Cruz over photoshopped picture of the senator and Obama shaking hands: 'It's a disturbing pattern - every day they're making things up' Marco Rubio says Ted Cruz's latest assault on him - a website dedicated to the 'real' Rubio that includes a photoshopped picture of him shaking President Barack Obama's hand - is both 'disturbing' and 'startling.'
  • Loyal supporters of GOP granted tickets to debate in Greenville

    02/13/2016 8:04:57 PM PST · by gg188 · 21 replies - Greenville SC ^ | 2/13/16 | Corey Davis
    Excerpt: Groover said supporters who work hard for the party will be rewarded tickets. People selected will fill the 1,900 seats that have been made available for the event, according to Groover. Groover said the Republican National Committee gives a lot of tickets to supporters. He said more are then allocated for the state party to distribute among the county chairs.
  • 2016 What Clinton said in her paid speeches

    02/09/2016 9:18:14 PM PST · by gg188 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/09/16 | Ben White
    Recalled one attendee: 'She [Hillary] sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.' Mrs. Ted (Heidi) Cruz IS a Goldman Sachs managing director.
  • Ted Cruz joins the establishment [2015]

    02/06/2016 3:34:36 PM PST · by gg188 · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2015 | Rick Manning, contributor
    Establishment, globalist advocates published what will go down as the most disingenuous, deceitful and outright dishonest promotional piece on behalf of the so-called fast-track trade authority that could have been written. Authored by establishment GOP Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and heretofore "conservative" Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the op-ed in The Wall Street Journal is a compilation of talking points and slick dodges. It is textbook propaganda that would make the disinformation experts of the KGB blush. The dynamic duo start by asserting that the U.S. must "strengthen the country's bargaining position" by giving President Obama fast track powers. Really? The...
  • Cruz: Trump ‘Is Losing It,’ Says He Would Nuke Denmark [VIDEO]

    02/03/2016 1:48:27 PM PST · by gg188 · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/03/16 | Steve Guest
    Cruz says Trump would "nuke Denmark" Since 1964, the gold standard of dirty political tricks has been LBJ's implication that Goldwater would nuke somebody...
  • Rosie Slams Trump, The Donald Fires Back [12-20-2006]

    01/27/2016 3:16:32 PM PST · by gg188 · 14 replies
    People Magazine ^ | December 20, 2006 | Mark Dagostino and Brian Orloff
    The battle began on Wednesday's show, when a peeved O'Donnell said: "(He) left the first wife---had an affair. (He) had kids both times, but he's the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America. Donald, sit and spin, my friend."
  • Cruz and Beck Photo Page

    01/23/2016 3:01:46 PM PST · by gg188 · 145 replies
    vanity--first in ten years | 1-16-2016 | Self
    This thread is for the purpose of posting photos of Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck together in Iowa and beyond (if there is a beyond.)
  • Ted Cruz Is Guest of Two Gay Businessmen

    01/11/2016 8:26:21 PM PST · by gg188 · 136 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his daughters any differently if one of them was gay. He did not mention his opposition to...
  • Heidi Nelson Cruz bio

    01/11/2016 8:14:47 PM PST · by gg188 · 83 replies
    Claremont McKenna College ^ | Robert Day School Board of Advisors
    Cruz, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in economics and international relations from CMC in 1994, is a managing director in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs, Texas. She and her two partners work with clients to implement high net worth portfolios across a range of investments and asset classes, including complex derivatives products, private equity, hedge funds, single stock risk management, U.S. and international equities, and fixed income. Ms. Cruz began her career as an investment banker with JPMorgan in New York, focusing on international structured finance and subsequently on Latin America mergers and acquisitions....
  • Foundation to meet in Memphis; panda payments in question

    04/22/2006 8:44:25 AM PDT · by gg188 · 4 replies · 197+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | April 22, 2006 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    Foundation to meet in Memphis; panda payments in question By Bartholomew Sullivan April 22, 2006 WASHINGTON -- The Giant Panda Conservation Foundation, some of whose members left for China last week to discuss the possibility of lowering the $1 million lease payment Memphis and three other U.S. zoos with pandas pay each year, will meet in Memphis on May 9. Memphis Zoo director Chuck Brady says he has no confidence the group in China will reach a breakthrough on the lease issue. Brady said the long-term future of pandas in North America will ultimately require a different fee structure,...
  • Hank Jr. knocks down race rumors

    03/18/2006 1:10:29 AM PST · by gg188 · 33 replies · 2,208+ views
    Hank Jr. knocks down race rumors No special requests made on care for daughters, says Med By Pamela Perkins Contact March 18, 2006 Country music legend Hank Williams Jr. and officials at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis held a press conference Friday to dispel rumors -- rampant in local broadcast media -- accusing him of requesting racially motivated changes in the staff members caring for his two daughters. "My blood pressure went up 50 points" upon learning of the rumor, Williams said. "I challenge you to interview anyone in this hospital about what they think about Randall Hank Williams...
  • 'Scary' U of M student jailed, Possible terrorism ties under investigation

    09/16/2005 5:58:17 AM PDT · by gg188 · 93 replies · 2,322+ views - Memphis, TN ^ | September 16, 2005 | Chris Conley
    'Scary' U of M student jailed Possible terrorism ties under investigation By Chris Conley September 16, 2005 When FBI agents walked into Mahmoud Maawad's spartan apartment at 3557 Mynders # 5 on Sept. 9, they found a desk, chair, computer and a Koran. They also found an airline pilot's uniform, a chart of Memphis International Airport, and instructional DVDs, including one called "How an Airline Captain Should Look and Act." A federal magistrate Thursday ordered Maawad, a 29-year-old University of Memphis student from Egypt, jailed until his trial on charges of wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security...
  • Jackson Fans, Family [and juror] Gather for Party

    06/18/2005 1:21:46 AM PDT · by gg188 · 33 replies · 1,008+ views
    AP ^ | 6/17/05 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    Jackson Fans, Family Gather for Party By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent Michael Jackson's family and fans and at least one of the jurors who acquitted him of child molestation gathered Friday night for a huge party that was billed as a celebration of thanks. The pop star himself, who has not appeared in public since his 14-week trial ended Monday, was nowhere in sight. Among the approximately 400 people who arrived at the Chumash Indian Casino was juror Pauline Coccoz. When she walked into the casino and heard Jackson's music playing, Coccoz said, the enormity of what...
  • Brit has snit fit: Casey's tirade out of bounds

    11/21/2004 8:26:37 AM PST · by gg188 · 17 replies · 1,310+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 21, 2004 | Joe Gordon
    It appears our recent prediction that the appointment of Tom Lehman as U.S. Ryder Cup captain for the 2006 matches at the K Club in Ireland would drive the European team crazy is already coming true. Lehman, whose transgression of leading a celebratory pack of Americans onto the 17th green at The Country Club in the 1999 Ryder Cup has remained a convenient excuse for Europe for the worst choke in Ryder Cup history, was a prime target when British player Paul Casey recently went on a ridiculous anti-American tirade. ``Oh, we properly hate them,'' Casey told the Sunday Times...
  • Honoring a soldier of the Religious Right

    10/10/2004 9:04:55 AM PDT · by gg188 · 1 replies · 97+ views
    Most likely the name Ed McAteer isn't familiar to you. Yet he was absolutely crucial to the development of what is known as the Religious Right. In the late 1970s Howard Phillips of the Conservative Caucus hired McAteer, who had just retired as sales and marketing manager with Colgate-Palmolive. Phillips told me I needed to get to know McAteer, so I did. In his supervisory position, McAteer traveled constantly. Whereas many people in such a position would have used the opportunity to pursue various vices or sports, McAteer used his time to get to know every person of substance in...
  • Memphis International Passenger Caught With Razor blades

    09/07/2004 4:33:51 PM PDT · by gg188 · 62 replies · 1,715+ views
    September 7, 2004 Memphis, TN - Checkpoint B at Memphis International Airport - that's where federal prosecutors say T.S.A. agents caught Lewellyn Muhammad red-handed. They say on September the 4th, at about 7:50 p.m., Muhammad was a ticketed passenger for Northwest Airlines, flight number 1096, destined for New Orleans. They say the 56-year-old Memphian tried to bring a book onto the flight. Inside the book, a Transportation Security Administration screener found razor blades and a note containing a date, and the name "Osama Bin Laden." Muhammad denied knowledge of the razorblades. Learning of the arrest, airline passengers seem more relieved...
  • 2 Mid-South women are charged with killing a man and wrapping him in a tarp [like Dixie Chick song]

    08/30/2004 9:08:38 PM PDT · by gg188 · 6 replies · 516+ views (Memphis) ^ | 8/30/04 | George Brown
    Last June police found the body of Dennis Coates, stabbed several times, in the remote Sunken Lands area near Jonesboro. Coates' wife Beverly and her friend Judy Flanagan were immediate suspects but both claimed innocence until last week when police say Flanagan changed her story. "Dennis disrobed and approached her while she was still in the truck. Then he got in the back of the truck and laid down and she got on top of him and stabbed him," said Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann. Police say Coates' wife later admitted she knew about the murder after it happened. Flanagan's...
  • Rep. Harold Ford, Jr.'s family in professional wrestling

    07/13/2004 7:33:48 PM PDT · by gg188 · 40 replies · 1,554+ views
    State Senator John Ford has picked a new fight. But this time it's in the middle of a wrestling ring. This past Saturday night, Memphis Wrestling held a "Throw Back Night" wrestling event. The night featured the big feud between Jerry "The King" Lawler and Memphis Wrestling promoter Corey Maclin in a tag team match with "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart and the Ugandan Giant Kamala. This bout took several twists, when Hart first offered Kamala two diamond rings. Kamala then turned on his partner Maclin. Hart, The King and Kamala began jumping on Maclin for several minutes,...
  • Rick's finally opens in Casablanca

    05/09/2004 12:12:10 AM PDT · by gg188 · 12 replies · 181+ views
    The ^ | May 9, 2004 - 8:05AM
    There's a new gin joint in town, and now everybody comes to Rick's. In homage to the 1942 movie, Casablanca, a former US diplomat spent two years of work and $US1 million ($A1.39 million) dollars in investments to bring Rick's Cafe to Morocco's largest city. The elegant nightclub where Humphrey Bogart pined for Ingrid Bergman was just a set on a Warner Bros. sound stage in California - the film crew never got anywhere near North Africa. The new Rick's has the same warm atmosphere as the Hollywood original. It's a white villa near the port, with palm trees flanking...
  • Protect Porn - Vote Kerry

    04/19/2004 1:02:27 PM PDT · by gg188 · 16 replies · 16+ views
    something called "AVN" ^ | 4/19/04 | porn person
    Chi Chi LaRue Launches Web Campaign To Lick Bush By: Ken Knox - Porn director Chi Chi LaRue issued a call to arms this week, pleading with fans to help defeat President Bush in the upcoming November election. Citing recent moves to attack the First Amendment rights of adult filmmakers, LaRue announced the launch of a new website,, intended to encourage adult entertainment consumers to vote in this year's presidential election. "I know the last thing America wants is a big drag queen telling people how to vote, but tough!" LaRue declared. "I am speaking out because the industry...
  • Carrie Snodgrass, 57, dead

    04/10/2004 10:05:13 AM PDT · by gg188 · 23 replies · 823+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 10th, 2004
    Carrie Snodgrass, 57, dead Saturday, April 10th, 2004 LOS ANGELES - Actress Carrie Snodgress, whose career included an Oscar nomination for "Diary of a Mad Housewife" and roles in "Pale Rider," "The Fury" and "Wild Things," has died. She was 57. Snodgress was hospitalized at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was awaiting a liver transplant when she died of heart failure April 1, her manager, Sidney Craig, said yesterday. Her son, Zeke, by rock star Neil Young, was at her side, Craig said. Snodgress was perhaps best-known as the frustrated homemaker caught between a domineering...