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  • Time to part company

    04/01/2005 2:39:59 PM PST · by hchutch · 646 replies · 24,483+ views
    myself | 4/1/05 | hchutch
    Six months ago, Free Republic was riding high, and I was proud to be a part of it. It was coming off having blown the cover off of Dan Rather’s use of forged memos against the President. The President was well on his way to winning re-election. It was a great time to be a Freeper. However, things have changed. It started with the justifiable removal of ALIPAC. I supported that move by Jim Robinson, but the ugliness directed towards Alberto Gonzales. He was accused of everything under the sun, and Senator Mel Martinez was viciously attacked for speaking Spanish...
  • Dan Rather's Good Deed

    03/15/2005 12:48:18 PM PST · by hchutch · 7 replies · 506+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/21/05 | Thomas W. Hazlett
    WHEN CBS Evening News faded out on March 9, marking the end of Dan Rather's career as a network anchor, bubbly conservatives toasted a momentous victory in the struggle against liberal bias. I propose quite another tribute--this one to celebrate the newsman's part in championing the cause of free speech. Dan Rather provided key expert testimony that figured prominently in the elimination of the Fairness Doctrine in August 1987. Some might suggest that by doing so, he unleashed a tide of real diversity in the opinion and news business, and thus helped seal the fate of his infamous 60 Minutes...
  • Help me out here...

    08/25/2004 11:58:04 AM PDT · by hchutch · 15 replies · 203+ views
    Personal question | Today | me
    I need a little help. How do I respond to the claim that I have heard in a couple of conversations with an acquaintance that Rumsfeld was IRRESPONSIBLE when he went to the scene of the Pentagon attack to help survivors?
  • Lawmaker gets Navy to drop its plane claim; Aviation enthusiast wants to restore vintage Corsair

    05/28/2004 8:41:37 AM PDT · by hchutch · 28 replies · 938+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Buckling to congressional pressure, the Navy has reversed course and agreed to give the rusting hulk of a demolished World War II-era aircraft to a Princeton, Minn., aviation buff who is restoring the plane. Lex Cralley, a ground services mechanic for an airline, dug up the abandoned Corsair fighter plane in Craven County, N.C., in 1991 and took it home to Minnesota. The airplane had crashed Dec. 19, 1944. With its unique gull-wing design, the Corsair was one of the most recognizable airplanes of World War II. U.S. pilots flew the propeller-powered plane in such storied campaigns as...
  • Maker's request to disallow ban rejected

    04/12/2004 11:32:19 AM PDT · by hchutch · 2 replies · 165+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 4/12/2004 | AP
    NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge allowed a nationwide ban on dietary supplements containing ephedra to take effect Monday, turning aside a request by two supplement makers. U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano refused to grant a temporary restraining order sought by the two manufacturers that would have prevented the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from banning the products. Pisano's decision does not affect medicines containing ephedra, such as prescription or over-the-counter cold remedies. The New Jersey manufacturer of a popular diet supplement had hoped to head off the nationwide ban on the herbal stimulant, arguing the main ingredient in its...
  • Reprieve for ephedra hinges on judge

    04/12/2004 7:19:51 AM PDT · by hchutch · 36 replies · 241+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/2004 | AP
    <p>A government ban on sales of ephedra kicks in today unless a federal judge issues the dwindling industry a late reprieve.</p> <p>The herbal stimulant, once popular for weight loss and bodybuilding, has been linked to 155 deaths and dozens more heart attacks and strokes.</p>
  • NVE Pharmaceuticals Challenges Ephedra Ban

    03/26/2004 8:50:19 AM PST · by hchutch · 10 replies · 193+ views
    ANDOVER, N.J.--When announcing a ban on ephedra dietary supplements earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) left the door open for companies to challenge its decision in court--and the first company to do so is NVE Pharmaceuticals. The makers of ephedra-based Stacker 2® filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to postpone FDA's ban to hear new evidence. NVE’s suit is asking the court set aside the ban because it violates the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), while setting a precedent for further damage claims to be filed against the...
  • FCC penalizes radio giant for sex segment

    10/03/2003 6:40:23 AM PDT · by hchutch · 10 replies · 160+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/3/2003 | Chris Baker
    <p>Federal regulators fined radio giant Infinity Broadcasting Corp. $357,500 yesterday for airing in August last year a segment on the "Opie and Anthony Show" featuring a Northern Virginia couple having sex in a Roman Catholic church.</p> <p>The Federal Communications Commission issued the fine, the largest ever for a single incident and the highest amount permitted by law. In 1995, the agency reached a $1.7 million settlement with Infinity related to a series of raunchy segments on "The Howard Stern Show," a program the company distributes.</p>
  • BRITNEY COMES OUT SWINGING FOR BUSH

    09/03/2003 6:52:51 PM PDT · by hchutch · 57 replies · 382+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/3/03 | Matt Drudge
    BRITNEY COMES OUT SWINGING FOR BUSH Wed Sep 03 2003 19:35:45 ET Britney Spears came out swinging for President Bush on Wednesday during an interview with CNN's Tucker Carlson. CARLSON: A lot of entertainers have come out against the war in Iraq. Have you? SPEARS: Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that, you know, and be faithful in what happens. CARLSON: Do you trust this president? SPEARS: Yes, I do. CARLSON: Excellent. Do you think he's going to win again? SPEARS: I don't know. I don't...
  • Judge Limits Navy Sonar Experiments

    08/27/2003 6:18:10 AM PDT · by hchutch · 42 replies · 198+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/26/2003 | Kenneth R. Weiss
    A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday prohibited the Navy from testing a powerful sonar system in most parts of the world's oceans, ruling that the booming sounds to detect enemy submarines could "irreparably harm" whales, dolphins and fish. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte ruled that the Navy and the National Marine Fisheries Service failed to consider alternatives that could shield whales and other marine life from these loud sounds, which some acousticians compare to standing next to the space shuttle at takeoff. She ordered military and federal regulators to meet with environmental lawyers and their scientific experts...
  • Saddam had WMDs

    06/09/2003 12:42:54 PM PDT · by hchutch · 222 replies · 905+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 9, 2003 | Stanley Kurtz
    The United States has discovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. I know this because I read it on the front page of the very liberal New York Times. Of course, the Times was only trying to hurt the administration. In the rush to Baghdad during the war, our troops bypassed and failed to secure one of Saddam's key nuclear facilities. That facility was looted by local villagers, who ransacked vaults and warehouses looking for anything of value. Many of the villagers took home radioactive barrels, and are now suffering from radiation poisoning. According to the Times, the looted nuclear...
  • J'ACCUSE

    03/12/2003 8:32:08 AM PST · by hchutch · 78 replies · 868+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3/12/2003 | David Frum
    “J’Accuse” is the title of one of the most famous polemics of the century – Emile Zola’s 1898 open letter accusing the leaders of the French Army of deliberately framing Col. Alfred Dreyfus. Zola's letter takes its title from the ringing paragraphs at the finale: “I accuse Lt. Col. du Paty de Clam ... I accuse General Mercier ... I accuse General Billot ... etc.” Dreyfus was of course Jewish, and the battle between the Dreyfusards and anti-Dreyfusards quickly transformed itself into a grand argument over the place of Jews in France. The anti-Dreyfusards regarded Jews as inherently alien and...
  • Substance released in the Fleet Center

    03/07/2003 7:35:17 PM PST · by hchutch · 40 replies · 352+ views
    ESPN ^ | 3/7/2003 | me
    Something got released in the Fleet center moments ago - some sort of substance. Security on top of it.
  • DRUDGE: Condi Rice rebukes China's Xiong on nuke threat to L.A.

    12/10/2002 8:39:22 PM PST · by hchutch · 123 replies · 811+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/10/2002 | Matt Drudge
    Condi Rice rebukes China's Xiong on nuke threat to L.A., WASHINGTON TIMES is reporting on Wednesday... MORE...
  • Chavez tied to Colombia rebels

    11/25/2002 6:59:06 AM PST · by hchutch · 13 replies · 343+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/25/2002 | Mike Ceaser
    <p>CARACAS, Venezuela — Dissident military officers say the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has provided intelligence help and unhindered operations in Venezuelan territory to guerrilla groups fighting the government of neighboring Colombia.</p> <p>Several of the officers, who recently declared themselves in disobedience and demanded Mr. Chavez's resignation, say the government also has opposed their efforts to combat guerrillas active on Venezuelan territory.</p>
  • Klan May Wear Hoods in New York

    11/19/2002 7:09:06 PM PST · by hchutch · 36 replies · 12+ views
    AP ^ | 11/19/2002 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the Ku Klux Klan may demonstrate in their ceremonial hoods, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying a state law banning masks at public gatherings is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. said the First Amendment required him to reject New York's law finding a person guilty of loitering for joining a masked group. He added that New York City engaged in viewpoint discrimination when it applied the law to the Klan but not to other groups in similar scenarios. ``No one disputes the fact that (the) plaintiff is a notorious racist organization, at least...
  • South Park Rising

    11/15/2002 6:22:37 AM PST · by hchutch · 251 replies · 773+ views
    TechCentralStation ^ | 11/14/2002 | Stephen W. Stanton
    A recent column titled "South Park Republicans" challenged conservative stereotypes by suggesting that a many Republican voters are more inclined to watch Comedy Central than the Christian Broadcasting Network. The piece struck a chord. Actually, it struck several. You can read the reaction for yourself by doing a Google search for "South Park Republicans." Responses range from enthusiastic support to outright ridicule. A few clarifications are in order. First, not all viewers of "South Park" are Republicans. Certainly, not all of Barbara Streisand's listeners are steadfast Democrats. And the concept of South Park Republicans is not new. Back in 2000,...
  • VANITY - Remembering the heroes...

    10/03/2002 6:46:26 AM PDT · by hchutch · 14 replies · 658+ views
    vanity | 10/3/2002 | hchutch
    Noticed that nobody seems to have recalled that it was nine years ago today that the firefight in Mogadishu occured. REMEMBERING those we lost: Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, a Delta soldier killed defending the crew of Super 64, the Medal of Honor. Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, a Delta soldier who was killed after jumping in to defend the crew of Super 64, the Medal of Honor. CWO Cliff Wolcott, pilot of Super 61, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and the Air Medal with Valor Device. CWO Donovan Briley, copilot of Super 61, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Air...
  • Pro-Israel lobby looks for deal with Sununu

    09/04/2002 6:20:45 AM PDT · by hchutch · 17 replies · 88+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/4/02 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    <p>Leaders of the nation's most powerful pro-Israel lobby have been conducting behind-the-scenes negotiations with Rep. John H. Sununu, anticipating his victory over Sen. Robert C. Smith in the New Hampshire Republican primary Tuesday.</p> <p>"American Israel Public Affairs Committee leaders believe Sununu is likely to defeat Smith" in the Senate primary and go on to face Democratic candidate Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in the November general election, the Washington representative of a major Jewish organization said yesterday.</p>
  • McAuliffe Cleared Bush Bash Speech With Clinton, Gephardt, Daschle

    08/12/2002 3:23:32 PM PDT · by hchutch · 14 replies · 34+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/12/2002 | Matt Drudge
    McAuliffe Cleared Bush Bash Speech With Clinton, Gephardt, Daschle Mon Aug 12 2002 10:57:47 ET Althought remarks by DNC Chairman Terence R. McAuliffe this weekend were made with an eye to helping Democratic candidates in the Congressional elections this fall, they also were an aggressive effort to lay out a potential plan of attack for the Democratic presidential candidates who are already preparing for 2004. NYT reports: McAuliffe's aides "said he viewed this, after a long period in which attacks on Mr. Bush were largely muted, as an effort to usher in a new political season. He spoke as Democratic...
  • President Seeks Dissmisal of Lawsuit Challenging Withdrawal From ABM Treaty [edited for space]

    08/06/2002 10:51:22 AM PDT · by hchutch · 18 replies · 268+ views
    AP ^ | 8/6/02 | Christopher Newton
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department asked a federal court Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by 31 House members challenging President Bush's authority to withdraw the United States from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The United States officially left the treaty in June, six months after Bush announced his intentions to do so. The plaintiffs are all Democrats, except for one independent who usually votes with Democrats. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, the lead plaintiff, has said the president must first seek the consent of Congress before pulling the United States from the treaty. In a court document seeking dismissal...
  • New Drudge Headline: Iraq "Close to Nuclear Bomb Goal"

    07/31/2002 7:24:21 PM PDT · by hchutch · 15 replies · 152+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 7/31/2002 | Drudge
    Just the headline.
  • CLINTON SAYS GOP BLOCKED HIS ATTEMPTS AT BUSINESS REFORM... DEVELOPING... (POSSIBLE BARF ALERT)

    07/24/2002 7:59:35 PM PDT · by hchutch · 72 replies · 136+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 7/24/2002 | DRUDGE
    At the top of the page, small type. The headline is all that is there.
  • DeLay: Democrats Talking Down Economy

    07/24/2002 2:14:29 PM PDT · by hchutch · 6 replies · 184+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 7/24/2002 | Tom DeLay
    DeLay: Democrats Practicing Politics of Economic Destruction Leaders Should Restore Confidence, Not Talk Down Economy To: National Desk Contact: Stuart Roy or Jonathan Grella 202-225-0197 WASHINGTON, July 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas) spoke out against the Democrats' strategy of 'talking down' the stock market and slow-walking corporate accountability and pension security legislation -- actions that hurt working Americans' retirement savings. Democrat leaders have said that through these tactics they can possibly reap political benefits in November. "Now is the time for leaders to help instill confidence in our economy and confidence in our markets so...
  • FBI taps Mormon for post

    07/11/2002 6:41:25 AM PDT · by hchutch · 109 replies · 707+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2001 | Jeery Seper
    <p>The FBI, in the midst of a massive reorganization in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, yesterday hired the top information and communications official of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its new chief information officer.</p>
  • DEVELOPING: BUSH ZEROS IN ON IRAQ

    07/04/2002 7:15:46 PM PDT · by hchutch · 89 replies · 218+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 7/4/2002 | Drudge
    Nothing, just the headline.
  • The Resignation of a Local Democrat...Calling His Party to Account

    06/28/2002 8:47:22 AM PDT · by hchutch · 27 replies · 300+ views
    CommonDreams.org ^ | 6/28/2002 | Bruce F. Cole
    The following letter was sent on June 27 by the chairman of the Camden, Maine Democratic Municipal Committee to its membership (the letter has been edited for this forum): Dear Camden Democrats: As many of you know, when I volunteered for this position I said I would not be interested in running a rubber-stamp committee that blindly toed the standard party line. My own politics are progressive, to the point of conflict with much of what the state and national organizations practice, especially as embodied in the DLC and in the current makeup of the DNC. I understood this going...
  • Democrats.com: Bush Avoids All Responsibility for 9/11 (Mega-barf alert)

    06/10/2002 4:14:03 PM PDT · by hchutch · 41 replies · 4+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 6/10/2002 | Democrats.com
    Democrats.com: Bush Avoids All Responsibility for Sept. 11; BuckStopsThere.com Launched With Events in SF, Berkeley To: Metro Desk Contact: David Lytel of Democrats.com, 202-248-0339 WASHINGTON, June 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democrats.com, the largest independent community of Democrats, will launch an offensive this week to force President George W. Bush to take responsibility for the diplomatic and intelligence failures that led to the attacks of September 11. So far, Bush has refused to hold anyone responsible for the failures that provoked the terrorist attack and allowed it to succeed. Instead, Bush announced a plan to reorganize minor government agencies - but...
  • LIMBAUGH RIPS BUSH WHITE HOUSE OVER GLOBAL WARMING 'FLIP-FLOP'

    06/03/2002 10:04:46 AM PDT · by hchutch · 1,347 replies · 2,278+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/3/02 | Matt Drudge
    Just the headline
  • Stuttering John wins bout!

    05/31/2002 7:33:48 AM PDT · by hchutch · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Stern Show News ^ | 5/31/2002 | Howard Stern Radio Show
    http://www.marksfriggin.com/news.htm#fri Recap of the fight is at this URL. Stutering John wins in a unanimous decision: 48-47, 48-47, 50-46.
  • Gephardt To Hold Town Hall Meeting With Former Enron Employees In Houston

    05/23/2002 2:30:33 PM PDT · by hchutch · 18 replies · 119+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 5/23/2002 | U.S. Newswire
    Gephardt To Hold Town Hall Meeting With Former Enron Employees In Houston To: Assignment Desk, Daybooks Contact: Erik Smith or Kim Molstre, 202-225-0100 both for House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt News Advisory: Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt and several members of the Houston Congressional delegation will meet with former Enron employees to discuss pension protection, corporate accountability and Social Security privatization. WHEN: Tuesday, May 28 10 a.m. WHERE: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 500 Clay Street Houston, Texas
  • The GOP's Immigration Dilemma

    05/16/2002 12:24:37 PM PDT · by hchutch · 351 replies · 565+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/15/2002 | Dick Morris
    For its political survival, the Republican Party must court the Hispanic vote. Totally shut out among black voters and badly defeated among Hispanics, the GOP is having a hard time finding enough white voters to overcome the deficit. With blacks and Hispanics casting one vote in four, a Republican must win two-thirds of the white vote to have a shot at 51 percent in the average election. And the situation will only get worse for the Republican Party. The Hispanic population, which swelled from 7 percent to 12 percent of the U.S. population in the past 10 years, is forecast...
  • Where are the threads from the beginning of our airstrikes in Afghanistan?

    04/07/2002 7:34:50 PM PDT · by hchutch · 18 replies · 401+ views
    4/7/2002 | Me
    Does anyone want to post likes here to threads from the beginning of our military response to the attacks of 9/11?
  • Tech Power Alters War's Mission

    04/03/2002 7:00:29 AM PST · by hchutch · 4 replies · 325+ views
    WIRED News via Lycos ^ | April 3, 2002 | Steve Kettman
    The White House has been stymied so far in making a compelling case to take military action against Iraq. But according to a retired Air Force colonel who played a key role in shaping U.S. military strategy in the first Gulf War, the issue of what technological advances mean for modern warfare has muddied the dialog. In fact, the radically improved capabilities of air power require a major perspective shift that actually tries to spare the lives of enemy troops and concentrate on making precision strikes against infrastructure, according to John Warden. "If we look back at the Gulf War,...
  • Rep. Matsui Delivers Democratic Radio Address (BARF and BULLCRAP ALERTS!!!!)

    03/30/2002 4:25:56 PM PST · by hchutch · 17 replies · 178+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 3/30/02 | Bob Matsui
    Rep. Matsui Delivers Democratic Radio Address To: National Desk Contact: Erik Smith or Kori Bernards, 202-225-0100, both of the Office of the House Democratic Leader WASHINGTON, March 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is the Democratic radio address, delivered by Rep. Robert T. Matsui (CA-05): "Hello, I'm Congressman Robert Matsui from California. Thank you for joining me this morning. "Social Security is the most successful program in American history. It celebrates what is best about the American spirit. We have decided, as a nation, to stand together and to help one another, especially when life is most difficult. We grant peace...
  • Left vs. State, Again: The conservative divide

    03/25/2002 3:37:10 PM PST · by hchutch · 22 replies · 330+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3/25/2002 | Jonah Goldberg
    Huh. Not what I expected. On Friday, I ridiculed the use and abuse of Big Brother. It wasn't the greatest column I've ever written, but I certainly didn't anticipate — given my readership — that it would divide people so sharply. In near-equal portions readers agreed with the column or believed that I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue. The e-mails in agreement were generally short — "good column," "nice job," "here's another example of what you're talking about…" — but the e-mails in disagreement were lengthy disquisitions on my misreading of Orwell, the omnipresent threat of totalitarianism,...
  • Fate of Campaign Reform Bill May Rest With Supreme Court

    03/18/2002 6:24:15 AM PST · by hchutch · 75 replies · 649+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 3/18/2002 | Any Keller
    In a little-noticed speech last October, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer noted that nowhere in the Constitution did the nation's founding fathers directly address the notion of campaign contributions. Nonetheless, Breyer went on to say that campaign finance laws do help the Democratic process and "further the kind of open public political discussion that the First amendment also seeks to encourage, not simply as an end but also as a means to achieve a workable democracy." Breyer's remarks received scarce attention at the time he made them at New York University's Law School in the aftermath of the Sept. 11...
  • House Again Passes Border and Visa Security Legislation

    03/12/2002 5:27:41 PM PST · by hchutch · 181 replies · 528+ views
    Sensenbrenner's press release. ^ | 3/12/2002 | James Sensenbrenner
    WASHINGTON, March 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The House today by a 275-137 margin passed legislation providing critical visa and border security safeguards. These protections, already passed by the House without opposition on December 19, 2001, have been held up by Democratic opposition in the Senate. quot;This legislation provides vital changes to our immigration laws to fight terrorism and prevent exploitation by some illegal aliens who wish to harm Americans. It builds upon enhanced data sharing requirements in the PATRIOT Act and includes key changes to our immigration laws such as requiring new biometric visas and strengthening the foreign student tracking...
  • I'D KICK DAVE'S BUTT: STERN

    03/08/2002 1:06:47 PM PST · by hchutch · 30 replies · 268+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2002 | John Mainelli
    <p>March 8, 2002 -- HOWARD Stern says a report that CBS is considering him as a replacement for David Letterman is "right on the money" and says he'd take the job "provided the details of the money are worked out." Stern also claims CBS had ulterior motives for leaking that information to Internet columnist Matt Drudge - and that Letterman is behind the leaks about his headline-making negotiations with ABC.</p>
  • Stern: I'll Take Letterman Slot

    03/07/2002 4:27:22 AM PST · by hchutch · 15 replies · 261+ views
    Drudge Report/Howard Stern Show ^ | 3/7/2002 | Matt Drudge/Howard Stern
    "If the money is right, I'll take the job," Stern told the DRUDGE REPORT Thursday morning...
  • Stern's a Go for Big Bro

    03/01/2002 6:47:47 AM PST · by hchutch · 18 replies · 352+ views
    Page Six via Yahoo.com ^ | 2/28/2002 | Page Six, New York Post
    HOWARD Stern says all CBS has to do is ask - and he'll bunk in the "Big Brother" house with nemesis Kathie Lee Gifford just so he can "torture her." Stern says he'll be in a celebrity version if he can get at Gifford - one of his favorite punching bags for years. "I would torture her . . . and that would be the highest-rated show in the history of television," Stern told listeners yesterday. Stern was commenting on The Post's exclusive story that CBS is looking for celebs to populate an all-star abridged version of the strangers-in-a-house reality ...
  • THE GENTLELADY FROM HOUSTON

    02/07/2002 6:09:53 AM PST · by hchutch · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 2/7/2002 12:48 AM, update at 12:53 AM | American Prowler
    THE GENTLELADY FROM HOUSTON Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) loves to travel in style. So the world learned this week thanks to an intrepid reporter for the Weekly Standard and follow-up coverage by Fox News. A concern now is how these exposés will affect her evolving relationship with President Bush. Will he still want to kiss her next time he visits Congress? (Last time he did she appeared to be wearing the same bright red dress she wore to Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.) Will she let Bush kiss her again? Or will she demand he first help her recoup her ...
  • Incite Cheats, Give the Rich New Tax Cuts

    01/22/2002 9:19:19 AM PST · by hchutch · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Newsday via Commondreams.org ^ | 1/22/2002 | Robert Reno
    THERE ARE disturbing signs that more and more Americans regard paying their fair share of taxes as an act of stupidity. A recent poll found 76 percent of Americans replied "no" when asked if cheating on their taxes was acceptable behavior. In 1999, a similar survey found 87 percent agreed cheating was bad. This shouldn't be surprising. In 1988, the IRS audited one in every 79 tax returns. In 2000, it audited only one in 232. This is according to a report by the IRS Oversight Board which was leaked to the Associated Press. Where this is leading is not ...
  • Microsoft: Your Chance to Weigh In

    01/16/2002 12:10:11 PM PST · by hchutch · 11 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online Washinton Bulletin ^ | 1/16/2002 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    *Content about nuclear waste snipped* Microsoft: Your Chance to Weigh In The Justice Department is soliciting comments on the settlement with Microsoft. Anyone who has one can send it to microsoft.atr@usdoj.gov. Put "Microsoft Settlement" in the subject line.
  • 10 Worst Corporations of 2001 Named by Multinational Monitor

    12/31/2001 9:42:20 AM PST · by hchutch · 56 replies · 266+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 12/31/2001 | U.S. Newswire
    10 Worst Corporations of 2001 Named by Multinational Monitor U.S. Newswire 31 Dec 10:36 10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 Named By Multinational Monitor Magazine To: National and Business desks Contact: Robert Weissman of Multinational Monitor, 202-387-8030 WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by Multinational Monitor: Abbott Laboratories, Argenbright, Bayer, Coke, Enron, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris, Sara lee, Southern Co. and Wal-Mart have been named the 10 worst corporations of 2001, in Multinational Monitor magazine's annual listing. "These behemoths have ripped off the public, polluted the environment, abused their workers and debased our culture," said Robert ...
  • Day Of Infamy

    12/14/2001 1:58:50 PM PST · by hchutch · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times | December 7, 2001 | Eric Christiansen
    Everyone knows that 60 years ago, on Dec. 7, 1941, the United States suffered a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor that cost more than 2,400 American lives and launched the nation into a world war. What few people remember is that another attack took place on the same day, and that assault gave America its first chance to fight back and show the world how we respond when provoked by an enemy. Located more than 2,000 miles from Hawaii, the men on Wake Island were informed about Pearl Harbor just hours before they themselves were hit. Wake's fighters didn't have ...
  • Seattle Police Arrest Murder Suspect (Green River Killer CAUGHT!!)

    11/30/2001 9:05:30 PM PST · by hchutch · 81 replies · 2,037+ views
    AP ^ | 12/1/2001 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE (AP) - A man was arrested Friday in connection with the 1980s slayings of four women whose deaths were believed to be part of the nation's worst unsolved serial killer sprees. Police had blamed the four women's deaths on the so-called Green River Killer, who authorities have said was responsible for the slayings of 49 women in the Pacific Northwest. The killer has been sought since 1982, when the first victims were found near the river. While authorities have questioned other suspects and made at least one arrest, in 1982, no one has ever been charged in the slayings. ...
  • “Goodbye Howard Stern, and Good Riddance”

    11/16/2001 1:27:05 PM PST · by hchutch · 76 replies · 495+ views
    PTC ^ | 11/16/2001 | PTC/Brent Bozell
    Statement by L. Brent Bozell, Founder of the PTC on The Final Demise of the televised “Howard Stern Radio Show” “Finally, the death knell has sounded for the televised “Howard Stern Radio Show.” Howard Stern never even came close to fulfilling his prediction that he would devastate his show’s competitors. Once the public saw the sewage that “Stern” was offering it wanted nothing to do with him. His ratings were abysmal. “Stern’s” stations and sponsors, especially national sponsors, fled the show. In his first year, of the 31 national corporate sponsors identified by the Parents Television Council, 42% publicly pledged ...
  • What lists are out there?

    10/17/2001 8:56:11 AM PDT · by hchutch · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Me, Myself, and I
    What lists are out there? I know of the Bang_list and gobretgo, but what else is there?
  • Stansfield Turner on O'Reilly Factor

    10/02/2001 4:56:07 PM PDT · by hchutch · 38 replies · 12+ views
    Fox News - O'Reilly Factor ^ | 10/2/2001 | Fox News Channel website
    <p>And, there's been a lot of talk since September 11 about a "failure of intelligence." We'll get the inside story about the current state of the intelligence community from former CIA Director, Stansfield Turner. He is already speaking out about the attacks on America and is calling on the country to evict any foreigners already in the United States who are suspected of having terrorist ties.</p>