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  • NYT Corrections for the Record (DOWD ALERT!)

    07/29/2008 6:05:41 AM PDT · by IGOTMINE · 41 replies · 473+ views
    NYT Fishwrap Corrections Page ^ | 29 July 2008 | NYT Corrections Page
    "In her column last Wednesday, Maureen Dowd wrote that a Democratic lawmaker privately asked Gen. David Petraeus why there weren’t more Democrats in the military, and he replied, “There are more than you think.”
  • Burying the Son of Two Tribes

    02/01/2006 8:01:50 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 23 replies · 1,099+ views
    What an amazing tribute. http://multimedia.rockymountainnews.com/slideshow/slideshow.cfm?type=DEFAULT&ID=012006lundstrom&NUM=1
  • 'Star Trek' Actor George Takei Comes Out

    10/28/2005 7:17:07 AM PDT · by IGOTMINE · 177 replies · 5,385+ views
    AP | 28 October 2005 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - George Takei, who as helmsman Sulu steered the Starship Enterprise through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community.
  • Iraqis must show TWO forms of ID to vote! (Vanity)

    01/30/2005 8:45:12 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 17 replies · 436+ views
    Self | 30 Jan 2005 | Self
    I've seen multiple reports that Iraqis must show two forms of ID before they can vote. Is this another example of Republican voter suppression tactics? And paper ballots! How crude! Why can't WE have that stuff. God bless every Iraqi that participated in this legitimate democratic process. Freedom and liberty in Iraq is far from being a certain thing, but what a magnificent start!
  • Visit Corporal Bobby Warns Memorial Website

    12/08/2004 1:56:10 PM PST · by IGOTMINE · 11 replies · 1,071+ views
    http://bobbywarns.com/ ^ | 12/08/04 | The Warns Family
    Please give this website a visit. Leave a comment if you wish. I can think of few better causes to donate to right now than Corporal Warns unborn child.
  • What the Marine Did (Warning: Graphic language)

    11/19/2004 7:18:05 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 105 replies · 10,010+ views
    Slate ^ | 19 November 2004 | Owen West and Phillip Carter
    <p>A Marine shot an unarmed insurgent in a Fallujah mosque on Saturday. We know this because we saw it. The digital video footage of the shooting—recorded by NBC reporter Kevin Sites, who was embedded with the Marines—is running nearly continuously on cable news channels worldwide. We heard it, too. A Marine says: "He's fucking faking he's dead. He's faking he's fucking dead." The Marine comes into view with his rifle shouldered. There is a rifle shot. An Iraqi leaning against a wall slumps, leaving a blood stain behind. According to CNN, another Marine says, "Well, he's dead now."</p>
  • The Sixty-First Minute (Are latest GW Guard documents a forgery?)

    09/09/2004 7:38:55 AM PDT · by IGOTMINE · 25 replies · 2,380+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 10 September 2004 | Tom Mortensen
    Today's big Boston Globe story on President Bush's Air National Guard service is based on memos to file from the personal records of the late Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B. Killian: "Bid cited to boost Bush in Guard." The Globe story is itself based on last night's 60 Minutes report: "New questions on Bush Guard duty." The online version of the 60 Minutes story has links to the memos. Killian died in 1984; CBS states that it "consulted a handwriting analyst and document expert who believes the material is authentic." Reader Tom Mortensen writes: Every single one of the memos to...
  • AP "Austrians Doubt Schwarzenegger's Memories" (They try to spin the Terminator)

    09/03/2004 8:48:13 PM PDT · by IGOTMINE · 23 replies · 635+ views
    AP ^ | 3 Sep 04 | AP
    Historians criticized Arnold Schwarzenegger for telling the Republican National Convention that he left a "socialist" country when he moved away in 1968, noting that Austria had conservative leaders during the entire time he lived there. Some also were doubtful about Schwarzenegger's remark that he saw Soviet tanks as a child, since he lived in an Austrian region occupied by British troops after World War II.
  • Marines "Going back into the brawl."

    03/18/2004 8:38:14 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 37 replies · 3,570+ views
    Email from a buddy serving with the 3rd Marine Air Wing | 18 March 2004 | Major General Mattis
    Letter to All Hands, We are going back in to the brawl. We will be relieving the magnificent soldiers fighting under the 82nd Airborne Division, whose hard wonsuccesses in the Sunni Triangle have opened opportunities for us to exploit. For the last year, the 82nd Airborne has been operating against the heart of the enemy's resistance. It's appropriate that we relieve them: When it's time to move a piano, Marines don't pick up the piano bench - we move the piano. So this is the right place for Marines in this fight, where we can carry on the legacy of...
  • Is Geraldo "exaggerating" again? (VANITY)

    03/08/2004 5:36:55 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 35 replies · 329+ views
    self ^ | 8 March 2004 | self
    I just watched Geraldo during a segment of "Fox and Friends". He held up lead slugs he claimed that were fired into his vehicle as a result of being ambushed in Iraq by a Saddam loyalist armed with an AK. Problem One: One of the slugs appeared to have very shiny copper jacket. I have never seen a foreign manufactured AK 47 round that didn't have a STEEL jacket. Problem Two: Geraldo claimed that his assailent only had one magazine. He knew that because he stopped the vehicle, got out, and berated the shooter. There is video of this incident,...
  • WWII pilot's resiliency served him at war, throughout life

    08/21/2003 8:27:54 AM PDT · by IGOTMINE · 6 replies · 182+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribute-Review ^ | 11 August 2002 | Daniel Reynolds
    <p>Glenn Rojohn never thought of himself as a hero, but he might have pulled off one of the most amazing flying feats in military history.</p> <p>The McKeesport native crash-landed two B-17 bombers that became stuck together -- his on top -- after flying a bombing mission over Germany on New Year's Eve 1944. He was awarded the Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart.</p>
  • Utahns Mourn First Loss

    04/01/2003 6:19:25 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 1 replies · 7+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 31 March 2003 | Jacob Santini
    This war hit home with me today. Moments ago I learned that the man who taught me to fight with a pistol, Jim Cawley, was killed in action on the 29th. Godspeed, Jimbo, and Sempr Fi. I'm a better man for having known you. Utahns Mourn First Loss James Cawley "was a guy you could count on," says his Salt Lake City police supervisor. (Courtesy of Cawley family) By Jacob Santini and Dawn House The Salt Lake Tribune In the first 10 days of war with Iraq, families in 23 states learned their husbands, fathers, brothers or sons had died...
  • A Majority of One

    05/30/2001 7:02:32 AM PDT · by IGOTMINE · 13+ views
    DrudgeReport ^ | 29 May 01 | Deb Weiss
    A VIEW FROM HERE by deb weiss every tuesday A Majority of One May 29, 2001 It was the fiery abolitionist Wendell Phillips (a bit of a nutcase, though he did have a way with words) who said, "One on God's side is a majority." That leaves Jim Jeffords still distinctly in the minority, except, it seems, in Blue America, especially his home state of Vermont, where -- with the influx of so many wealthy New Yorkers, eager to escape the high taxes and cultural chaos they've wished upon the rest of us -- the sturdy, Yankee tradition of independence ...
  • Ann Coulter's Latest "Quit Being Good Losers"

    12/05/2000 12:15:00 PM PST · by IGOTMINE · 14+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 4 Dec 00 | Ann Coulter
    It's past time for Republican to quit being good at losing It won't be easy for Republicans to lose this one. By sheer dint of hard work, they're still trying to pull it off. Republicans are good at losing. Stick with what you're good at. Among a slew of others, John O'Sullivan, an editor-at-large of National Review, has counseled losing, noting that it could be a "blessing in disguise" in light of the fact that the economy is likely to tank during the next president's term. I'm not convinced you ever really hit pay dirt by losing, but I am ...
  • ANN COULTER'S LATEST "Quit being good losers!"

    12/05/2000 12:04:35 PM PST · by IGOTMINE · 15+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Ann Coulter (Beltway Babe!)
    It's past time for Republican to quit being good at losing It won't be easy for Republicans to lose this one. By sheer dint of hard work, they're still trying to pull it off. Republicans are good at losing. Stick with what you're good at. Among a slew of others, John O'Sullivan, an editor-at-large of National Review, has counseled losing, noting that it could be a "blessing in disguise" in light of the fact that the economy is likely to tank during the next president's term. I'm not convinced you ever really hit pay dirt by losing, but I am ...
  • FREEP tthe FLA SPEAKER of the HOUSE!

    11/23/2000 7:54:56 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 17+ views
    Christian Coalition ^ | 22 Nov 2000 | Christian Coalition
    The struggle for a free and fair election in Florida continues. Today it appears that the Florida State House may address yesterday’s ruling by the Florida Supreme Court. For this to happen, however, the Speaker of the Florida State House must call a special session. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. CALL TODAY AND ASK SPEAKER JOHN THRASHER TO ACT QUICKLY! Speaker John Thrasher can be reached at 850-488-1450. Also, continue to encourage your friends and family members to sign the Christian Coalition of America’s PETITION FOR ELECTION DAY JUSTICE. If the link listed above does not work, please visit www.cc.org ...
  • PEGGY NOONAN'S LATEST (Long, but worth it!)

    11/23/2000 7:27:02 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 424+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 24 Nov 2000 | Peggy Noonan
    The Greenwood Position This is no time for appeasement. We must all speak for America. BY PEGGY NOONAN Friday, November 24, 2000 12:01 a.m. EST We must fight. And we all know it. And it's fine. We like to complain, those of us of a certain age, that history has never given us the gaudy challenges it gave our parents and grandparents. But we've had our traumas, and from the time we were children: assassinations, riots, Vietnam, Watergate, the ayatollah, a stuck economy, the fall of the wall. We've had our moments. And now we face a great trial. And ...
  • The Greenwood Position (LONG, BUT WORTH IT)

    11/23/2000 7:04:22 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 356+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion Page ^ | 24 November, 2000 | PEGGY NOONAN
    The Greenwood Position This is no time for appeasement. We must all speak for America. BY PEGGY NOONAN Friday, November 24, 2000 12:01 a.m. EST We must fight. And we all know it. And it's fine. We like to complain, those of us of a certain age, that history has never given us the gaudy challenges it gave our parents and grandparents. But we've had our traumas, and from the time we were children: assassinations, riots, Vietnam, Watergate, the ayatollah, a stuck economy, the fall of the wall. We've had our moments. And now we face a great trial. And ...
  • FREEPERS GOING TO AUSTIN?

    11/05/2000 7:54:42 PM PST · by IGOTMINE · 14+ views
    IGOTMINE ^ | 5 Nov 00 | IGOTMINE
    Any other Freepers headed to Austin for the ELECTION PARTY! Let's coordinate a link up and cheer our man ON!
  • Gore calls us EVIL!

    11/04/2000 8:42:34 PM PST · by IGOTMINE · 17+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4 Nov 00 | Patricia Wilson
    Saturday November 4 8:18 PM ET Bush Says He Will End 'Season of Cynicism' By Patricia Wilson GLENSIDE, Pa. (Reuters) - George W. Bush offered Americans ''a fresh start after a season of cynicism'' on Saturday as a top aide accused Al Gore of crossing the line by appearing to cast the presidential election as a choice between good and evil. The Republican nominee, confident and upbeat after the distraction of dealing with the revelation of a 24-year-old drunk-driving arrest, campaigned in battleground states promoting himself as a principled man who would lead the country to ``better days.'' He castigated ...
  • NRA Splintering the Union Vote

    11/03/2000 6:58:16 PM PST · by IGOTMINE · 14+ views
    Portrait of America ^ | 2 Nov 00 | Portrait of America
    November 2, 2000 NRA, AFL Go For Votes As the race for the White House comes to a close, many organizations are urging members to vote for a specific candidate. Two of the most influential groups are the National Rifle Association, NRA, and American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, AFL-CIO. Rasmussen Research conducted a Portrait of America telephone survey of 2000 likely voters on October 28, and October 29, 2000 and found voters with NRA memberships prefer Bush, 72%, over Vice President Al Gore, 17%, and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader, 3%. The survey has a possible +/- 2% ...
  • The Case for Bush

    10/29/2000 6:34:12 PM PST · by IGOTMINE · 13+ views
    TIME MAGAZINE ^ | 29 Oct 00 | Peggy Noonan
    Viewpoint: Peggy Noonan—The Case for Bush He trusts the people. And they can trust him A change is in order. in the past eight years the American people have built and fueled a miracle: the greatest economic engine in the history of the world. Income up, standard of living up, investment up. The deficit has become a surplus. We are fat and almost happy. Once Rabbit was rich; now Rabbit is rolling, with a Rolex, with a Beemer and a Benz.
  • DID GORE LIE ABOUT HIS KID'S EDUCATION?

    10/05/2000 8:05:00 AM PDT · by IGOTMINE · 13+ views
    "All of our children have gone to both public schools and private schools." Al Gore, 1st Presidential debate