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  • Bureaucrats get EBay fever

    02/28/2003 10:23:17 AM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 26 replies · 212+ views
    SFgate ^ | 2-28-03 | Suzanne Herel
    That pocketknife you surrendered to airport security screeners might now be tucked away in someone else's pocket -- someone who bought it on EBay.Under the handle CaliforniaGold2000, the state is using the Internet auction house to convert scores of confiscated items to cash... Read the rest
  • Letter from Barrett firearms to LAPD

    02/04/2003 6:32:45 PM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 125 replies · 3,636+ views
    California NRA Members' Councils ^ | 12-11-02 | Ronnie Barrett
    Chief William J. Bratton Los Angeles Police Department 150 North Los Angeles Street Re: LAPD 82A Rifle, Serial No. 11** Dear Chief Bratton, I, a U.S. citizen, own Barrett Firearms Mfg. Inc., and for 20 years I have built .50 caliber rifles for my fellow citizens, for their Law Enforcement departments and for their nation's armed forces. You may be aware of the latest negative misinformation campaign from a Washington based anti-gun group, the Violence Policy Center. The VPC has, for three or so years, been unsuccessful in Washington, D.C. trying to demonize and ban a new subclass of firearms,...
  • Ron Paul wins in landslide

    11/06/2002 6:57:48 PM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 15 replies · 288+ views
    Texas Sec of State website ^ | Nov 6th | Texas Sec of State
    RACE NAME PARTY TOTAL VOTES PERCENT EARLY VOTES PERCENT U. S. Representative District 14 Ron Paul - Incumbent REP 102,661 68.1% 34,295 68.0% Corby Windham DEM 48,192 31.9% 16,109 32.0% -------------- -------------- Vote Total 150,853 50,404 Precincts Reporting 384 of 384 Precincts 100.0% --------------------------------------------
  • Bush, Ashcroft Run Roughshod Over Bill Of Rights, Study Says

    06/24/2002 2:38:08 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 17 replies · 707+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | June 21, 2002 | Cato News Release
    WASHINGTON--On Sept. 11 of last year, President Bush declared, "Freedom has been attacked, but freedom will be defended." However, a new Cato Institute report shows that Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft have supported measures that are antithetical to freedom, such as secretive subpoenas, secretive arrests, secretive trials, and secretive deportations....(snip)Read the rest here (new window)
  • Gun control advocate may have violated gun laws

    03/22/2002 8:07:56 AM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 185 replies · 9,575+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | Thu, Mar. 21, 2002 | Timothy J. Burger
    WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady bought her son a powerful rifle for Christmas in 2000 - and may have skirted Delaware state background-check requirements, the New York Daily News has learned....(Read the rest here)
  • Austrian gun-maker Gaston Glock victim of huge fraud

    01/22/2002 3:14:50 PM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 5 replies · 9+ views
    Shooting Times ^ | 1/18/2002 | Agence France-Presse
    LUXEMBOURG, Jan 18 (AFP) - The Luxembourg prosecutor's office is investigating a case of fraud against Austrian gun-maker Gaston Glock involving as much as 100 million euros (89 million dollars), judicial sources said Friday. Read the rest here.
  • 2001 wasn't very kind to Gilmore

    12/09/2001 5:36:20 PM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 2 replies · 6+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Dec 09, 2001 | JEFF E. SCHAPIRO
    By any measure, Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore is in the throes of a flameout that could be described as remarkable. Since January, his relationship with the GOP-controlled legislature has soured. His choice for governor was defeated. Gilmore then froze his no-car-tax plan - his signature initiative - because of a rotten economy. And just over a week ago, he quit under fire as chairman of the Republican National Committee. High approval rating notwithstanding - nearly 60 percent of voters rated Gilmore's overall performance excellent or good in an election eve poll by The Times-Dispatch - the governor is having a ...
  • Bush Believes in the UN’s "Principled Leadership"

    12/07/2001 7:15:59 AM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 44 replies · 25+ views
    The New American ^ | December 17, 2001 | Editors
    If President Bush is to believed, Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda can only be defeated by our friend and ally, the United Nations. (snip)Here's some parts of Bush's speech to the UN on Nov 10th: "...If you know something, tell us. If we know something, we’ll tell you.... We have a responsibility to deny weapons to terrorists and to actively prevent private citizens from providing them.... [T]his struggle is a defining moment for the United Nations, itself. And the world needs its principled leadership." (Read the rest here)
  • Virginia Goobernatorial Debate. Live thread

    10/10/2001 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 78 replies · 354+ views
    Tonight
    Redpath didn't poll high enough to get in the debate. Moderator going on and on with mumbo-jumbo. Get ready, debate ahead!
  • Will Congress Take Patriotic Pay Cut?

    10/10/2001 7:49:44 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 8 replies · 21+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 10-3-2001 | Sean Paige
    Members of Congress are being asked by a taxpayers’ group to forgo an automatic pay raise scheduled to take effect in January 2002. It would come, after all, in the wake of the slumping economy, darkening fiscal forecasts and the billions in extra spending required in the aftermath of the terror attacks of Sept. 11 and to wage “war” against terrorists. Most legislators of course want a pay raise but hate having to vote themselves one, fearing the wrath of taxpayers. As a result, they long ago created a nifty mechanism whereby a pay raise kicks in automatically each year ...
  • CHILLING: Check the date on this Kissenger quote.

    10/05/2001 8:52:12 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 161 replies · 279+ views
    CNBC ^ | Dec 13th 2000 | Henry Kissenger
    ``I can think of no faster way to unite the American people behind George W. Bush than a terrorist attack on an American target overseas. And I believe George W. Bush will quickly unite the American people through his foreign policy.'' -Henry Kissinger, appearing on CNBC, 2000-Dec-13
  • U.S. Encourages Immigration From Terror-Sponsor States

    10/02/2001 5:42:37 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 23 replies · 4+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 1, 2001 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Law Sponsored by Ted Kennedy Mandates Affirmative Action for Libya, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria U.S. Encourages Immigration From Terror-Sponsor States By Joseph A. D'Agostino The Week of October 1, 2001 The U.S. State Department runs a quota system designed to encourage immigration from all seven countries on the department’s own terrorist watch list. The "Diversity Immigrant Visa Program" has the goal of issuing highly prized permanent residence visas to 50,000 foreign nationals from countries that send relatively few immigrants to the United States. These visas are specifically designed to increase the diversity of the U.S. immigrant pool and are in ...
  • Musket Confiscated from Minuteman by Zero Tolerance Zealots

    10/02/2001 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 18 replies · 6+ views
    FOX News ^ | October 01, 2001 | Scott Norvell
    <p>The minuteman mascot at Jefferson Middle School in Fort Wayne, Ind., has had a makeover, writes columnist Kevin Leininger of the News-Sentinel. Gone is his musket, because the principal says guns have no place in schools.</p> <p>The image still stands on a wall just inside the main door of the school, but was repainted recently to exclude the firearm.</p>
  • Bush Cites Executive Privilege - To Protect Clinton

    10/02/2001 8:05:01 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 5 replies · 8+ views
    The New American ^ | 10-8-01 | Insider Report
    Among those who thought that Executive Branch obstructionism would end with the departure of the Clinton administration was Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind.). But Rep. Burton, who heads the House Government Reform Committee, has been stymied by Attorney General Ashcroft’s refusal to permit the Committee to review documents concerning decisions by three Clinton-era federal prosecutors not to prosecute officials involved in various scandals. &quot;While I have a great deal of respect for the attorney general,&quot; declared Burton, &quot;he has announced a new policy that broadens executive privilege. If this unprecedented policy is permitted to stand, Congress will not be able to ...
  • Bush Administration Promotes Global Homosexual Activism

    09/29/2001 8:59:56 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 400 replies · 1,300+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 9-28-01 | Joe Glover
    White House hid ambassador's homosexuality until after his confirmation WASHINGTON, D.C. - The leader of a pro-family organization based in Virginia says George W. Bush &quot;betrayed American values&quot; by sending two homosexuals to the American embassy in Bucharest, Romania.&nbsp; Joe Glover, President of Family Policy Network, made his remarks after learning that Bush had dispatched a homosexual to be U.S. Ambassador to Romania, and was sending his &quot;partner&quot; to go with him. Just one week after terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, Secretary of State Colin Powell administered the oath of office to homosexual Michael E. Guest to ...
  • Squantos is on FR-Radio!!!

    09/27/2001 7:00:51 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 57 replies · 422+ views
    Yeah!
  • White House Denies Connection with Salem bin Laden

    09/26/2001 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 99 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 25, 2001 | Staff
    THIS JUST IN.....The White House is vehemently denying recent reports by various foreign news outlets that Saudi construction mogul Salem bin Laden, the eldest brother of Osama bin Laden, was in the late 1970s an early investor -- to the tune of $50,000 -- in then-oilman George W. Bush's Arbusto Energy Co.......... (snip) Source: scroll down for it.
  • Will VA Candidate's Grassroots Campaign Work? It's Pot Luck

    09/02/2001 5:13:24 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 17+ views
    WTOP Radio News (AP Story) ^ | 9-2-01 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    (Springfield) -- Third-party candidates are always forced to run a grassroots campaign. But Libertarian Gary Reams has taken the adage literally, running a campaign based solely on marijuana reform. The Reams Reeferendum, as he calls it, is designed to give voters an opportunity to express support for ending the prohibition on marijuana use. Technically, Reams is running for lieutenant governor against Republican Jay Katzen and Democrat Tim Kaine. But Reams is doing everything he can to turn has campaign into the equivalent of a referendum question on marijuana reform. He's on the ballot for lieutenant governor because he considers it ...
  • What Gun Should You Carry?

    08/24/2001 4:46:20 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 1,870+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 8-22-01 | Sheriff Michael E. Cook
    This week I want to talk about something that I hope will help teach people about carrying a weapon for protection. Many times in the past I have said that anyone who walks or goes anywhere in rural Oregon or even California without some kind of protection is a fool. The number of predators like cougar and even bear in these states has raised the danger level for those who spend time outside. Not to mention the two legged critters who would also do you harm. I had the good fortune of teaching firearms for many years for the Sheriff's ...
  • New guns for Tacoma

    08/09/2001 9:33:49 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 803+ views
    TRIBnet ^ | 5-31-2001 | Stacey Burns and Russ Carmack
    After testing several weapons, officers ready to receive updated tools to serve and protect Ninety years ago, the Colt M-1911 handgun debuted in the U.S. military and quickly gained international appeal because of its quickness, accuracy and reliability. Now, those same qualities have attracted the Tacoma Police Department to an updated 1911-style weapon as one of two handguns that are replacing the Beretta 96Ds issued to the department's nearly 400 officers. &quot;We're the first major police department to transition to the 1911 in 50 years,&quot; said Sgt. Mark Jenkins, the department's range master and an instrumental player in the selection ...
  • An Open Letter to Bill Redpath Regarding His Anti-RKBA Views

    08/07/2001 5:56:21 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 222+ views
    email | Paul McKnight
    The following is an open letter to Bill Redpath concerning his anti-RKBA views. I found this letter on the LPVA forum.Dear Bill, I see from the LPVA forum that there has been a certain amount of controversy regarding your stance on gun control. While this letter is intended for you, I am copying it to the LPVA forum because that is where much of the discussion is taking place. I write this a someone who has in the past worked with you at OPH booths, attended parties at your house, had conversations with your charming wife Judy, and met your ...
  • Virginia Libertarian Candidate's "Finalized" RKBA Position

    07/31/2001 4:39:04 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 512+ views
    Email | 7-31-01 | William Redpath, Libertarian Guv Nominee
    Here it is, folks. Hot off the press (finally). For those of you that haven't been following this epic saga, start here:VA Libertarian Candidate for Gov Is Anti-RKBA That was the post that started all of this. In it, Chip Fetrow related a firsthand conversation he had with Redpath. He came away from the conversation convinced that Redpath was anti-RKBA.Here's Redpath's rebuttal. We report, you decide.From: Bill Redpath The ultimate goal of firearms policy is to maximize among the people the rights to life, liberty and property. To this end: I support private firearms ownership. I oppose government registration and ...
  • Bill Clinton is a violent, profane man who wants to "kill" his enemies

    07/31/2001 2:34:24 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 924+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | April, 1999 | DOUG THOMPSON
    Away from public eye, Bill Clinton is a violent, profane man who wants to &quot;kill&quot; his enemies By DOUG THOMPSON Away from the public eye and the vaunted White House spin machine, President Bill Clinton is a vulgar, vengeful man who believes in &quot;killing&quot; people try to hurt him, those who know Clinton best say. White House staffers, Clinton confidants and others describe Clinton as &quot;incredibly profane&quot; and &quot;an angry man who wants to inflict as much pain as possible on his enemies.&quot; Former White House senior staff member George Stephanopoulos in his book, All Too Human, writes about Clinton's ...
  • Smith & Wesson, Remington Deal

    07/31/2001 8:23:59 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 15+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Friday July 27, 2:44 pm Eastern Time | Wire Report (AP)
    Smith & Wesson Contracts to Make Rifle Parts for Remington SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Smith & Wesson would make parts for Remington rifles under a deal between the two gun manufacturers. The three-year contract could be worth $5 million to $10 million to the Springfield handgun maker depending on the volume of parts, according to John Kelly, chief financial officer for Smith & Wesson. The two companies are already cooperating on developing internal electronic safety locks. Smith & Wesson is to make the mental casing holding most of a rifle's firing mechanisms for some of Remington's centerfire rifles, the companies ...
  • Stripping Browne's Stranglehold on the LP (How you can help)

    07/26/2001 5:23:17 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 158+ views
    Email | July, 26, 2001 | T. Knapp
    SMITH 2004 CAMPAIGN ENTERS SECOND PHASE The campaign to nominate science fiction author L. Neil Smith as the Libertarian Party's 2004 presidential candidate has entered its second phase. The initial effort was announced on a few LP mailing lists, and has so far garnered support and endorsement from 37 states and the District of Columbia; it has also begun placing copies of the campaign book, Lever Action, in libraries across the country.. Phase two is where you come in -- if you're receiving this, it's because you're one of several thousand Libertarians subscribed to one of many mailing lists that ...
  • Virginia Libertarians - Where do we go from here?

    07/25/2001 10:59:51 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 112+ views
    gieriscm's thread ^ | 7-25-01 | Callahan
    Thanks to gieriscm for posting this citizen report having to do with the LP guv candidate's anti-gun stance. This has now been verified by so many different sources over on the LPVA forum, I now accept it as the truth. It is surreal that this man is even in the Libertarian Party, not to mention the fact that he's a nominee for Governor. Unbelieveable!My question is where do we go from here? Redpath's anti-2A views are now beyond question, thanks to many firsthand accounts over on the LPVA forum. Has anyone contacted the National Party Headquarters and asked about this ...
  • China's "Respect" for Human Life

    07/24/2001 5:10:35 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 171+ views
    1911Forum.com ^ | 7-24-01 | ?
    Sheesh.... I think this settles the question (if there ever was one) about China's policy on human life.
  • GOP Lackey Gets it Wrong... Again

    07/24/2001 9:48:34 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 3+ views
    RNC Money-Grubbing Solicitation | July, 24, 2001 | Callahan
    Back in February, after Bush's Marxist speech to Congress, I bolted the GOP. This is not news to you FReepers but apparently its news to the Treasurer of the RNC. I guess he didn't get the memo. So... Since direct correspondence doesn't work with these people I'm going to answer this RINO's fundraising solicitation right here on FR. Hopefully, one of the many RNC disinformation hacks that inhabit this forum (you know who you are) will point this thread to the right direction within the halls of the "open tent" Party. His words are in italics. Dear Friend,I don't want ...
  • The Other Candidate

    07/22/2001 10:32:20 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 108+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 7-17-01 | A. Barton Hinkle
    The Greek king Sisyphus, consigned to roll a stone forever up a hill only to have it roll back down, would look at William Redpath and say to himself, "Well, it could be worse." Redpath is the Libertarian candidate for Gover- nor this year, and he has about as much chance of scoring as a lounge lizard in a lesbian bar. Some call him committed; others think he should be. Consider the odds: His opponents, Mark Warner and Mark Earley, could raise as much as $30 million in campaign contributions. Redpath hopes to raise between $25,000 and $50,000. Nationwide, the ...
  • Making a "Case" for History (A study in American capitolism)

    07/22/2001 9:39:32 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 728+ views
    Heartland USA (Print Edition) | July/Aug 2001 | John E. Phillips, Allison Head
    There aren't many manufactured items in America today that have been around for the last 112 years. But the Case knife in your pocket, with its historical beginnings back in 1889, is a remarkable exception. The Case Company has preserved the quality of its knives for over a century, with the finest steel, handmade craftsmanship, and personal attention to detail used by early knife makers.John Russell Case founded the WR Case and Sons Cutlery Company of Bradford, Pennsylvania - one of the most widely recognized names in the knife industry - in a time when most people considered pocketknives as ...
  • Colt 1911A1 - The Legend Lives On

    07/17/2001 7:35:08 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 5,769+ views
    Colt.com ^ | July 2, 2001 | Press Release
    West Hartford, CT. - Colt’s Manufacturing Company announced today that the first production of the classic Colt 1911A1 is ready for shipment. Throughout American History, Colt firearms have given American Serviceman the confidence to succeed in a fight. The Colt Walker and Peacemaker revolvers and the Colt 45 contributed immeasurably to American success in past conflicts. Colt’s M1911A1 pistols were in the hands of confident American Servicemen during WWII, the Korean War and the Viet Nam conflict when our Nation demanded they, once again, go into harms way. Without question, the performance and reliability of the Colt M1911A1 earned the ...
  • Let’s Clean House!

    07/14/2001 7:49:35 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 1,037+ views
    Guns and Ammo ^ | ? | Wiley Clapp
    Did you ever noticed the number of painful decisions involved in cleaning out your garage? Do you honestly want to throw out a perfectly good tricycle—with a bent right rear wheel? Does a lamp with a clock imbedded in the belly of a plaster nymph really have to go? But if you’re serious about a shipshape garage, the answer to these weighty questions is yes. You’re gonna have to get downright cruel about getting rid of anything that can’t really be used. And you have to be equally ruthless if you’re serious about cleaning up the current lineup of ...
  • Why Republicans should be very afraid

    06/30/2001 2:25:16 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 387+ views
    LP Forum ^ | May 2000 | Eli Israel
    Chuck Muth, national chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus -- a group that claims to be trying to move the GOP in a libertarian direction -- has nothing but disdain for the Libertarian Party. This despite the fact that the Republican Liberty Caucus is an unmitigated disaster whose biggest annual budget is less than half the amount of money theLibertarian Party of Massachusetts raised at its most recent state convention. "What Libertarians have to realize," said Muth in a recent article in National Review Online, "is that they are only spoilers." We hear this often enough: That Libertarians are only ...
  • Socialism: The Natural Progression of Things

    06/30/2001 7:05:51 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 16+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 6-29-01 | Colonel Dan
    Thomas Jefferson once said, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." His statement is profound and clearly characterizes our slide toward socialism as a natural progression in the cycle of a maturing country. Why? As people increasingly raise their standard of living, they want others to takeover much of that which earlier generations routinely accepted as individual responsibilities. And make no mistake about it; there are always those who will jump at the opportunity to provide services for you-at a price. People always want others to handle things for them they don't ...
  • Clinton to Arafat: 'You made me a failure'

    06/30/2001 6:29:22 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 5+ views
    Times of India ^ | 29 June 2001 | AFP Wire
    WASHINGTON: Former US President Bill Clinton has been quoted as blaming Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for failing to show enough flexibility to achieve a historic West Asia peace accord at the Camp David summit last year. The remarks, made by Clinton at a party at the Manhattan apartment of former UN ambassador Richard Holbrooke last Tuesday, were reported by Newsweek magazine on Wednesday on its website. According to the report, Arafat called Clinton to bid him farewell three days before the US President left office on January 20. ``You are a great man," Arafat reportedly said. ``The hell I am," ...
  • TLBSHOW: The legend lives on....

    06/15/2001 6:12:55 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 14+ views
    Capitol Grilling ^ | June 11, 2001 | TLBSHOW
    Posted by TLBSHOW at CapitolGrilling.comFriday I registered at Smirkingchimp and FReeped em good. This is a demoRats site and they were fooled but good. First I posted at different threads and then posted a thread about Ann Coulter being attacked by democrats. That thread now has over 1000 reads. The head of the site posted something to the effect that I can not post any more threads but could still post comments. That was his first mistake. I then FReeped as many threads there as I could. Then someone posted a thread that went against my Ann Coulter thread. I ...
  • Limbaugh Critical of Bush's Constant Pandering (finally)

    06/14/2001 9:46:01 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 86+ views
    EIB Network | jun3 14, 2001 | A brand-new Limbaugh
    Rush is being sort of critical of Bush's pandering to the left on the Viecques (sp?) issue. I don't know anything about the island bombing thing, nor do I really care. I was just astounded that Rush would take his president-god to the woodshed over ANYTHING.Go Rush! Slam him on education and spending next! The targets are almost limitless!Welcome, new Limbaugh. Welcome.
  • Virginia Libertarians on Ballot - Almost TWICE the required signatures

    06/13/2001 7:35:01 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 133+ views
    Redpath and Reams www sites ^ | June 11th, 2001 | Redpath press release
    Gubernatorial Election a 3-Way RaceJune 11th, 2001Richmond - Today the campaign of William Redpath, Libertarian Party nominee for Governor of Virginia, submitted 18,915 signatures of Virginia voters to the Virginia State Board of Elections, placing him on the ballot for the November 6, 2001 General Election, assuming validation by the Board of at least 10,000 signatures. “This is an historic day for both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Libertarian Party,” said Mr. Redpath. “Never before has the Libertarian Party had statewide candidates on the ballot in Virginia, other than our Presidential tickets. This year, with me as the nominee ...
  • The Bubba - Dubya Summit

    06/06/2001 3:48:21 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 217+ views
    The New American (Print edition) | June 18, 2001 | Insider Report
    In a joint profile of George W. Bush and Al Gore that was published while the outcome of last November's election was still uncertain (see "Tweedledee or Tweedledum?", in our December 4, 2000 issue), The New American predicted that the election outcome would not lead to any substantive changes in policy. The article explained that "the general division of labor" between the Democrat and Republican parties "is this: Democrats initiate, Republicans consolidate."George W. Bush used strikingly similar language on April 19th as he announced his intention to sign a Clinton-crafted global environmental treaty, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. ...
  • Cheney's Big Party

    06/05/2001 6:28:58 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 144+ views
    Online Journal ^ | May 30th, 2001 | James Hatfield
    May 30, 2001—According to defensive Republicans, Vice President Cheney's "private reception" at his official residence last week for 400 longtime major supporters who had given $100,000 to $250,000 to the GOP was a simple "thank you," not a fund-raiser. But the fancy black-tie gala at the D.C. National Guard Armory the following night (which featured Dubya as the main event) was by the GOP's definition a fund-raiser because more than 3,000 people paid big bucks to attend, filling GOP coffers with $23.9 million. Isn't this the same bunch of money-grubbing hypocrites who had a swell time beating up Clinton-Gore for ...
  • Bush and Gun Control

    06/04/2001 5:29:53 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 205+ views
    The New American ^ | June 18, 2001 | Insider Report
    On April 14th, President Bush unveiled his kinder, gentler, and blatantly unconstitutional gun control agenda. Captioned &quot;Project Safe Neighborhoods&quot; (PSN), it calls for an expansion of federal authority and spending under the guise of waging war on gun-related crime. PSN is largely an expanded version of the 1997 Project Exile program that originated in Richmond, Virginia. Long favored by the National Rifle Association, Project Exile utilizes federal laws and resources to prosecute local gun-related crimes, and is predicated on the perilous assumption that existing gun control laws should be stringently enforced. PSN calls for the expenditure of more than $550 ...
  • Out-FOXing Conservatives

    06/04/2001 5:44:07 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 333+ views
    The New American ^ | June 18, 2001 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Fox News Channel pleases conservatives with its news broadcasts, but its leader, Rupert Murdoch, has supported Communist China, Gore’s bid for president, and soft-core porn."For better or for worse, our company (News Corp) is a reflection of my thinking, my character, my values." -- Rupert Murdoch The Fox News Channel has become the television network of choice for conservatives and traditionalists over the last two years. No surprise there. Alone among the national networks, Fox News has diligently reported the Clinton Chinagate bribery scandal. Its reporters have railed against costly regulations, liberal hypocrisy, and the many corruptions of the Clinton ...
  • Bush Ratifying Clinton’s Eco-Fascist Agenda

    06/03/2001 6:22:37 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 353+ views
    The New American ^ | June 4, 2001 | Insider Report
    The Bush administration announced on May 4th that it would allow the sweeping forest regulations put in place during the final weeks of the Clinton administration to go into effect on May 12th. The regulations — resulting from a Clinton executive order, not an act of Congress — will impact more than 58 million acres of national forest. Although the radical regulations will affect national forest lands from Alaska to Florida, the Western states will be by far the most drastically affected. The Clinton ban on timber harvesting, mining, and road building will have a devastating impact on Western states ...
  • Bush Endorses Homosexual Agenda

    06/02/2001 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 176+ views
    CNS News ^ | May 31, 2001 | Seth Lewis
    (CNSNews.com) - The way one conservative group sees it, President George Bush is just another Bill Clinton on the homosexual-rights issue. In a blistering report released Thursday, the Concerned Women for America's Culture and Family Institute blasted the Bush administration's "rush to embrace homosexual activism," blaming the president for endorsing the movement by appointing homosexual activists to key executive posts, maintaining Clinton's anti-discrimination policies and turning a deaf ear on complaints from pro-family groups. "They find nothing wrong with homosexuality," said Robert Knight, the institute's director and co-author of the 13-page report titled "The Bush Administration's Republican Homosexual Agenda: The ...
  • Jesse the Shill

    06/01/2001 5:47:52 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 194+ views
    The New American | June 4, 2001 | Insider Report
    Jesse the ShillInsider ReportNew American MagazineVol. 17, no. 12 (Print Edition)In the lexicon of the confidence game, a "shill" is a person hired by a con man to win over potential victims by loudly professing skepticism over the con man's claims - only to be won over by him in the end. In this fashion the con man and his collaborator can overcome the genuine skepticism of those who are not party to the deception. Obviously this ruse is frequently employed in politics, which is often nothing more than a confidence game writ large. Walter Russell Mead, a senior fellow ...
  • Bush Wants to Reward China by Extending Trade Status

    05/30/2001 5:44:14 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 325+ views
    UPI via NewsMax ^ | May 30, 2001 | Wire
    LOS ANGELES (UPI) – President Bush said Tuesday that he would ask Congress to extend normal trade relations with China for one year, even as a U.S. surveillance plane remains on an island there more than a month after the release of its hostage flight crew. "Open trade is a force for freedom in China, a force for stability in Asia, and a force for prosperity in the United States," said Bush, speaking before the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. Bush has supported trade with China, though it was unknown whether that relationship would stand after Beijing held a U.S. ...
  • GOP Protects Koffi's Global Mafia

    05/28/2001 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 221+ views
    America's Survival, Inc ^ | Sunday, MAY 20, 2001 | Representatives Roscoe Bartlett Dana Rohrabacher
    Who´s afraid of a U.N. debate? This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1646, the State Department Authorization bill. To our dismay and disappointment, absent from the debate and votes were discussions about several significant matters concerning the United Nations. Worse than the prospect of depriving the Congress and the American public the opportunity to even discuss these issues about the U.N. is the cause of the truncated debate. The reason is strictly political pressure exerted from the White House with the willing assistance of the Congressional Republican leadership, including the Rules Committee. We were prepared to offer four ...
  • The Political Economy of the War on Drugs

    05/27/2001 6:50:31 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 854+ views
    Anti-State.com ^ | May 24, 2001 | Keith Preston
    An early twentieth century writer by the name of Randolph Bourne remarked that "War is the health of the state". The American founders recognized that government has a tendency to grow and expand over time. Nothing does as much to speed up the growth rate of as war. Throughout American history the greatest expansions of government have occurred during war times. The American Civil War of 1861-1865 consolidated the power of the federal regime over the previously sovereign states. The entry of the United States into the First World War took place at the same time as the enactment ...
  • Bush Senior Blasts National Media (CIA man eats his young)

    05/24/2001 6:04:01 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 3+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/23/2001 | Anthony Shadid
    .....''I don't like the national press. I can say that now,'' Bush said. He added, ''I'm glad they're not here.''Read the entire article here.
  • Federal Bureau of Incompetence?

    05/21/2001 3:03:27 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 293+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 21, 2001 | J. Farah
    NEW YORK -- The FBI would like us to think it is incompetent -- that documents it should have turned over to the defense teams of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols just got lost in the shuffle. Do you buy it? I don't. It is particularly hard to accept given the latest revelations by an intrepid TV reporter from Oklahoma City, Jayna Davis, who says she tried to turn over evidence of a wider conspiracy in the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people April 19, 1995, but was rebuffed. The FBI's rationale for turning Davis away? According to what ...