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  • 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 · 85 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...
  • State yanks health message from radio

    03/28/2004 4:33:57 PM PST · by gg188 · 14 replies · 222+ views
    Nashville Tennessean ^ | 03/27/04 | CLAUDETTE RILEY
    <p>The Tennessee Department of Health pulled a radio public-service announcement yesterday after some people complained that it played to racial stereotypes about African-Americans.</p> <p>The PSA encouraged listeners to ''try baking your chicken, eating a fresh tossed salad on the side and scrumptious watermelon for dessert.''</p>
  • Pin The Tail On The Donkeys

    03/26/2004 4:50:51 PM PST · by gg188 · 3 replies · 137+ views
    About this video Some people would like you to think President Bush lied when he talked about Saddam Hussein's weapons. The funny thing is, many of the president's current critics are politicians who made strikingly similar claims about Iraq in the not-too-distant past. When Bill Clinton was in office, his fellow Democrats had much to say about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. But if you listen to them now, you might conclude that the entire party suffers from collective amnesia. Democrats used to talk tough about Iraq. They did when one of their own was in the White House. And...
  • Economist's Challenge Puzzles Free-Trade Believers

    02/28/2004 4:37:36 AM PST · by gg188 · 162 replies · 1,250+ views
    E-Commerce Times ^ | Feb 27 2004 | Paul Blustein
    <p>Thanks to the movement of American jobs overseas, including well-paying jobs for engineers and computer programmers, "the United States will be a Third World country in 20 years," economist Paul Craig Roberts said at a Brookings Institution forum.</p> <p>If economists could condemn members of their profession for heresy, Paul Craig Roberts would probably be a candidate for excommunication. Few tenets, after all, are so widely shared among economics PhDs as the belief in the positive impact of free trade. Yet Roberts is publicly challenging that precept, and making waves doing so at a time when trade has leapt to the forefront of the nation's political debate.</p>
  • Lottery's legal bill ... nearly $1 million

    02/13/2004 3:50:00 PM PST · by gg188 · 14 replies · 87+ views
    Lottery's legal bill jolts Sen. Cohen Charges reached nearly $1 million By Amber McDowell, The Associated Press February 13, 2004 NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Lottery's nearly $1 million bill for almost five months of legal services is "appalling" and should spark a re-evaluation of services the lawyers provide, state Sen. Steve Cohen said Wednesday. "The information I've received caused displeasure, disconcertion and disgust," Cohen, D-Memphis, told members of the Legislature's Lottery Oversight Committee. "As a member of the (legal) profession and sponsor of the lottery referendum, . . . I am appalled by the bills submitted by the law firms."...
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction <br> WMDs can be Atomic, Biological, Chemical, or Verbal!

    01/26/2004 3:07:19 PM PST · by gg188 · 5 replies · 307+ views
    Weapons of Mass Destruction WMDs can be Atomic, Biological, Chemical, or Verbal! Years before George W. Bush became our president, most prominent Democrats wanted Saddam Hussein's head on a platter. Now those same Democrats say that George W. lied to us and Hussein never had any WMDs, and the only reason president Bush went into Iraq was for the oil. The next time one of these "Demon-crats", masquerading as a politician, start spewing their Verbal Weapons of Mass Destruction; send them a copy of this web page. "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity...
  • Former chemistry professor can't testify in Doritos suit, court says

    01/01/2004 1:25:20 PM PST · by gg188 · 56 replies · 312+ views
    AP ^ | Jan. 1, 2004 | AP
    Posted on Thu, Jan. 01, 2004 Former chemistry professor can't testify in Doritos suit, court says Associated Press PITTSBURGH - A man trying to prove that Doritos snack chips are dangerous will have to do it without the help of a retired University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor. Charles R. Grady filed a product liability suit against Plano, Texas-based Frito-Lay in 1995, claiming his throat was damaged because of the rigid texture and triangular shape of the corn chips. Grady's attorney wanted to use a study by Charles Beroes, a former professor, who showed how much force and saliva was needed...
  • "I wanted my soccer girls to play for each other ... not with each other"

    12/22/2003 5:28:49 PM PST · by gg188 · 6 replies · 2,770+ views ^ | Dec. 18, 2003 | Jeff Merron
    "I wanted my soccer girls to play for each other ... not with each other" That's the headline atop a (U.K) Sun article about the resignation of Gretna women's soccer team manager Barney Davidson, who quits after five years at the helm, even though his daughter is on the team. There's just too much friction within the team, which won the Northern Women's League in 2002 and is currently fourth in the Northern Combination-League (which includes the Manchester United women's team). "Half the team are lesbians and at one time there were more," Davidson tells the London Daily Mail. "I...
  • A Rush Story the Media Are Willing to Report

    10/23/2003 4:22:20 PM PDT · by gg188 · 14 replies · 80+ views ^ | 22 October 2003 | Jason F. Feulner
    Before the story of his drug addiction broke in the National Enquirer, Rush Limbaugh was the subject of a virtual news blackout.... ... the elite media have largely ignored the Limbaugh phenomenon....over the past 15 years ... Limbaugh has been treated like a slight disturbance in the background of political debate.... This all changed when the drug story broke.
  • What would the WWII generation do in Iraq? the world, today? (vanity)

    10/11/2003 12:17:47 PM PDT · by gg188 · 8 replies · 31+ views
    10/11/03 | self
    Very rare vanity of mine...How would my parents' generation handle the war on terrorism? ...Conversely, how would this generation's leaders have handled Summer, 1945...?
  • Memphis Schools: letter instructs teachers to give grades no lower than a "C"

    09/26/2003 10:10:40 AM PDT · by gg188 · 44 replies · 429+ views
    ABC 24 - News ^ | 9-26-03
    Principal Gives Teachers Memo for Grade Requirements Barbara King is in her first year as principal of East High School. King has given her teachers a memo spelling out grading requirements for students. Eyewitness News obtained a copy of the memo from a school teacher. The letter instructs teachers to give grades no lower than a "C". King admits to writing the memo. "It has to do with something going on internally with schedule changes, OK, so teachers know," King said. Memphis City Schools says it needs a chance to discuss the memo with the principal on Friday before any...
  • Pakistani man decapitated in Memphis, Tn.; woman confesses and in custody

    05/08/2003 2:07:55 PM PDT · by gg188 · 28 replies · 161+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/8/03 | Chris Conley
    A woman has confessed to the grisly slaying of a Pakistan-born man, whose headless body was found last week in a shed behind the man's East Memphis home, police said Wednesday. Ejaz Ahmad, 41, was found by his 11-year-old son and the son's grandmother behind 1730 Sea Isle last Thursday. The son had gone to the home to check on a pet chicken, police said. According to a medical examiner's report obtained Wednesday, Ahmad was shot in the chest and stabbed many times in the neck and shoulders with a sharp object. The body, which was wrapped in plastic, had...
  • How many attended rallies today?

    03/22/2003 4:16:14 PM PST · by gg188 · 116 replies · 498+ views
    Freepers | 3 22 03 | self
    Post the attendance of rallies in your area on this thread. Here's a start from threads I have read in just the last few minutes: Saturday, March 22, 2003 500 Costa Mesa 400 Monterrey 2,000 Milwaukee __?__- Medford Oregon _?___- Reno 7,000 Millington, Tennessee
  • Sheryl Crow to play Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert

    03/18/2003 1:15:25 PM PST · by gg188 · 47 replies · 21+ views
    AP ^ | 3 18 03
    Article published Mar 18, 2003 Goo Goo Dolls to Play at Tribute Concert Hootie & the Blowfish and the Goo Goo Dolls have been added to the list of performers for the inaugural Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert. The concert is set for June 28 at Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach, Fla. It will be the first non-racing event to take place there. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Dale Earnhardt Legacy Program, which will donate money to children's, wildlife and educational programs. Previously announced performers include Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn and Alabama. "Music was such...
  • "I DARE her to go to the Astrodome and say that," says Tritt..Maines' comments "cowardly cheap shot"

    03/18/2003 8:13:27 AM PST · by gg188 · 45 replies · 508+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 18 03
    Tritt Urges Americans to Support Troops HIRAM, Ga. - Travis Tritt says it's time for people to stop criticizing President Bush and start support the military troops in Iraq. "The bottom line is ... what's going to happen is going to happen. To be a good American regardless of which side you're on you have to get behind President Bush. More important, you have to get behind the troops," the singer told AP Radio. "If this (war proceeds), we know they're going to go over there and do the jobs they were trained to do. All we can...
  • Pro-war celebs making voices heard

    03/10/2003 9:42:58 PM PST · by gg188 · 13 replies · 554+ views
    Pro-war celebs making voices heard ArtsCanada HOLLYWOOD - Pro-war celebrities are slowly making their voices heard among the anti-war protestations of their Hollywood colleagues. "Thank goodness we have a president with the courage to protect our country," says NBC's Law and Order star Fred Thompson in an ad praising the Iraqi policies of President George W. Bush. Thompson, a former U.S. senator, filmed the spot in response to actor Martin Sheen's commercial calling into question the need for war. "Don't invade Iraq. Inspections work. War won't," says Sheen, who plays a fictional president in NBC's The West Wing. Sheen has...
  • NYC's 9/11 bill put at $83 billion and rising

    03/07/2003 7:55:09 PM PST · by gg188 · 8 replies · 164+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 5, 2002 | Lisa Anderson
    Next time a Dem tries to make political hay of the cost of the Iraq war, remember, "[T]he economic impact on the city from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center will cost as much as $95 billion and will reverberate for years to come..."
  • We deserve to survive, to pre-empt, to be the world's only superpower because we are RIGHT

    02/15/2003 6:44:35 AM PST · by gg188 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    rare vanity! | 2/15/03 | vanity
    Liberals are such transparent hypcocrites. Even if you accept that some of the "anti war" folks are sincere, we KNOW this is what would happen: IF Bush did nothing, and if terrorists attacked again, America would demand to know why we didn't do something to prevent it. And if the terrorists were found to be armed by Saddam, the left would demand, why didn't we stop them, knowing as we did that Saddam was a threat to America and to the world? America wants to know why we didn't see and stop 9 11, why our intelligence didn't figure it...
  • Astronaut Awe-Struck (praises "Mother Earth"; uses tobacco in pagan pre-flight purification ritual)

    12/01/2002 4:40:24 PM PST · by gg188 · 51 replies · 359+ views
    AP ^ | 12/01/02 | AP
    Astronaut Was Awe-Struck During Spacewalk The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Dec. 1 After completing three spacewalks in five days, astronaut John Herrington got a chance to relax Sunday and reflect on what it was like to hurtle around Earth at 17,500 mph outside his spaceship. He couldn't help but think: "That's a loooong way down." Herrington said he was somewhat intimidated by the fact that at any moment, he might find himself in uncontrollable motion and break away from the international space station, which would be "a bad thing." "So I was always constantly on guard that I...
  • New Orleans can send message to Democrat leadership in Louisiana, Washington and the nation!

    10/09/2002 8:02:09 AM PDT · by gg188 · 4 replies · 11+ views
    Democrat William Jefferson has ruled United States Congressional district 2 in New Orleans for years. Conservative Republican challenger Thomas "Silky" Sullivan threatens to bring common sense and patriotism back to the Crescent City district...
  • Talk radio: where incivility reigns [Laugh-and-point-at-the-pathetic-liberal-'til-you-hurl alert]

    08/19/2002 4:25:03 PM PDT · by gg188 · 49 replies · 315+ views
    The Memphis Commerical Appeal ^ | 8/19/02 | B. Keith English is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Talk radio: where incivility reigns Guest columnist B. Keith English is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. August 19, 2002 Tune your radio to the AM band anywhere in the United States and you can quickly find one or more "talk" stations (in Memphis, the most prominent is WREC-AM 600). You can identify talk radio by the generally far-right political slant of the opinions expressed, but even more by the descriptions the hosts and callers offer of people who don't share their opinions: "Idiot." "Moron." "Nutcase." "Imbecile." "Ignoramus." "Half-wit." "Scum." "Commie." And,...
  • [O]ne of the most brilliant and courageous things ever seen executed by a rock star.

    08/08/2002 5:01:56 PM PDT · by gg188 · 19 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | 8/8/02 | Roger Friedman
    <p>"Springsteen pulled off a stunning performance of his controversial song 'American Skin (41 Shots).' It was one of the most brilliant and courageous things I have ever seen executed by a rock star..."</p>
  • Squalling About Pork, Forgetting the Alamo

    06/03/2002 9:48:28 AM PDT · by gg188 · 1 replies · 4+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 03, 2002 | Scott Norvell
    <p>To avoid offending anyone, the New York state Education Department has redacted large chunks of prose on its English Regents exam and the authors of those texts are not happy about it, reports The New York Times.</p> <p>In an excerpt from the work of Isaac Bashevis Singer, for instance, a reference to "Most Jewish women" becomes "Most women" on the test, and "even the Polish schools were closed" becomes "even the schools were closed." In an excerpt from Barrio Boy, by Ernesto Galarza, a "gringo lady" becomes an "American lady," and a boy described as "skinny" became "thin," while another boy who was "fat" became "heavy" adjectives the state deemed less insulting.</p>
  • Cantor Fitzgerald Uses 9/11 in New Ads

    05/31/2002 10:30:01 PM PDT · by gg188 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 29 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    Cantor Fitzgerald Uses 9/11 in New Ads Wed May 29, 4:00 PM ET By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Cantor Fitzgerald, the bond brokerage that lost 658 employees in the attack on the World Trade Center, is telling its wrenching story in a national advertising campaign that started this week. "We wanted to let the world know that we're here, that we've survived and that we're rebuilding these businesses," said Amy Nauiokas, director of global marketing for Cantor Fitzgerald and its publicly traded subsidiary, eSpeed. "We are so proud of everything that we've done as a...
  • We elect 'em, they screw us, then they INSULT us!

    05/10/2002 3:38:39 PM PDT · by gg188 · 38 replies · 188+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | May 10, 2002 | Rebecca Ferrar
    Legislative leader of Tennessee tax jihad says those who oppose higher taxes, those who host talk radio, and those who listen to and who call talk radio "have no morals [and] They're about the lowest class I can think of."
  • Michael Jackson Sings For Bill Clinton In Harlem

    04/27/2002 8:00:38 AM PDT · by gg188 · 27 replies · 2+ views
    MTV News ^ | 04.25.2002 | Shaheem Reid
    The Democratic Party brought its Every Vote Counts voter registration efforts to the forefront Wednesday night in New York. Michael Jackson, Chris Tucker, Tony Bennett and other celebrities joined the likes of former President Bill Clinton and members of the Democratic National Committee at Harlem's Apollo Theatre for a concert fundraiser. Tucker co-hosted the event with actress Cicely Tyson. Ruben Blades, k.d. lang and Tony Bennett performed, as did Jackson. M.J. sang a medley of songs that included "Black or White" and "Smooth Criminal," and was joined by Jane's Addiction guitarist and former Red Hot Chili Pepper Dave Navarro for...
  • "Stars to Stop Suicide Slaughter of Civlians" - A Modest Proposal

    04/06/2002 7:57:50 AM PST · by gg188 · 15 replies · 4+ views
    The Gray Matter | 4/6/02 | self
    I propose to start a movement: Let's get Bono, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Oprah, Springsteen, etc., on a telethon, on a mission, to STOP SUICIDE BOMBING OF JEWS. To STOP THE HOLOCAUST of JEWS in our lifetime.
  • Search Now Includes 5 Mexican Men..moving in on 4 Pakistani men who jumped ship

    03/30/2002 10:42:32 AM PST · by gg188 · 10 replies
    2002 WorldNow and WTKR ^ | March 29 2002
    (Hampton Roads, VA, March 29th, 2002, 7:25 a.m.) INS Authorities say they're moving in on four Pakistani men who jumped ship earlier this month in Chesapeake, but now more men have been added to the search. They're searching for those men, and five Mexican men who are also missing from their ship which docked in Norfolk. Authorities have confirmed the men used their passports to buy tickets at the Greyhound bus terminal in Norfolk. The four Pakistani men, took buses to either New York or Philadelphia. INS officials say if they're found they could be deported. The five Mexican men...
  • Plane found near Tunica; two [Arkansas lawyers] dead

    03/16/2002 6:25:27 PM PST · by gg188 · 27 replies · 607+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/16/02 | Associated Press
    Plane found near Tunica; two dead By The Associated Press MARIANNA, Ark. - A small plane carrying two Rogers lawyers was found Saturday in a field near the Mississippi River, along with the bodies of the two men, authorities said. The plane had been missing since Tuesday. A Civil Air Patrol crew spotted the craft intact about 10 a.m. in Lee County a few miles west of Tunica, Miss., said CAP Capt. Cecil Engles. Engles said apparently the pilot had tried to land between the St. Francis National Forest and the river levee. He said the cockpit appeared to have...
  • Our "broke" state to spend millions on warbler breeding ground

    02/28/2002 5:29:20 PM PST · by gg188 · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/28/02 | Bob Fowler
    Paper company land eyed by wildlife outfit TWRA cites decline in songbird numbers By Bob Fowler, Anderson County editor CLINTON - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to buy 75,000 acres of hardwood forest in Anderson and three other counties to create a wildlife management area for a songbird whose population has plummeted in recent decades. Legislation passed the House Conservation and Environment Committee Wednesday that would allow TWRA to use state wetland acquisition funds to buy the property from International Paper Co. The territory is a remote, mountainous woodland between Frozen Head State Park in Morgan County and TWRA's ...
  • Car-fire inquiry asks: Homicide or suicide?

    02/21/2002 9:06:13 AM PST · by gg188 · 47 replies · 286+ views
    C,A. ^ | 2/21/02 | By Bill Dries
    Car-fire inquiry asks: Homicide or suicide? Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have concluded license examiner Katherine Smith died in a fiery car crash that was "incendiary." But federal agents heading the probe are still trying to determine if Smith's Feb. 10 death on a stretch of U.S. 72 in Fayette County was a suicide or a homicide. Gene Marquez, resident agent in charge of the Memphis ATF office, said the ruling by his investigators doesn't include a determination of how the fire started. The ATF finding supports court testimony from an FBI agent last week ...
  • The Assassination of JFK.........Junior..?

    02/15/2002 5:35:36 PM PST · by gg188 · 227 replies · 838+ views
    PAX TV ^ | 02/15/02 | PAX
    On a warm, summer night in July of 1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife and her sister took off from a small, New Jersey airport in his private plane. But as the trio made their way to Martha's Vineyard for a brief stopover, tragedy struck. At about 9:41 that evening, Kennedy's plane disappeared from radar and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean. Is it possible that Kennedy became disoriented and literally flew his plane into the ocean? Or has the U.S. Coast Guard uncovered evidence that would contradict that finding? Some investigators are even suggesting that Kennedy's plane was sabotaged. ...