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Articles Posted by Map Kernow

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  • Political darts now, boomerang later?

    10/31/2005 7:55:45 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 20 replies · 696+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 31. 2005 | James P. Pinkerton
    On Friday, many Democrats and reporters were disappointed that Karl Rove was not indicted. But they shouldn't worry too much, because the indictment of Lewis "Scooter" Libby will make for good partisan blood sport - although in years to come, Libby's case might yet offer cheer to Republicans. ....[R]eacting quickly to the news, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York flailed at Libby, declaring the alleged actions of Vice President Dick Cheney's now-former chief of staff to be "reprehensible." Clinton must be careful, however, because Libby's past legal career is closely intertwined with her husband's presidency. During the 1980s and...

    10/20/2005 12:38:21 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 134 replies · 3,906+ views
    NRO Corner [Post by Peter Robinson] ^ | October 20, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    Am I sure this is actually from Rush? Indeed I am. I found it in my inbox first thing this morning, shot Rush an email asking permission to post it, and, during a break in his show--Rush is on the air as I type--he replied, Sure thing. From America's anchor: Peter, This debate is an example of how many smart people get way ahead of themselves trying to be the smartest guy in the room. Perhaps they can point us to the examples of W using the WH bully pulpit to actually lead and define a movement? If they cannot,...
  • "Miers fix" is on in Texas

    10/17/2005 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 18 replies · 799+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 18, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    WND has learned from reliable sources within the Texas lottery scandals that pressure from prominent Texas Democrats, including former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, is being placed on Democratic senators considering the high-court nomination of Harriet Miers – whom Gov. George W. Bush appointed as chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission – to keep away from investigating the lottery scandals. WND was told, "The fix is on." Why? The corruption surrounding Texas lottery operator GTECH buying political influence in Texas was bi-partisan, reaching across from the administration of Democratic Gov. Ann Richards into the administration of Republican Gov. Bush. Texans who...
  • No more benefit of the doubt

    10/17/2005 3:17:09 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 80 replies · 1,404+ views
    The American Conservative Union ^ | October 17, 2005 | David A. Keene
    Harriet Miers’s confirmation hearings are about to begin, so we may be on the verge of learning something meaningful about the president’s choice to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court. Or maybe we won’t. We haven’t learned much since she was named, and one suspects there might not be all that much more out there. I don’t know enough about Ms. Miers even to guess at her qualifications for the job to which she has been appointed. I’ve heard good and bad things about her from those who’ve dealt with her, and I’ve read reams of opinion...
  • Harriet Miers enabled abusive tax shelters?

    10/10/2005 11:04:41 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 224 replies · 3,464+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct. 11, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    Harriet Miers' Texas law firm, Locke Liddell, was investigated by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for agreeing to write favorable tax opinions for clients regarding Ernst & Young tax schemes that are now under criminal investigation. In August 2005, accounting firm KPMG LLP agreed to pay $465 million in fines and cooperate with federal authorities to avoid criminal prosecutions for popular tax schemes that were aggressively marketed in 1999-2000. Rival accounting firm Ernst & Young, or E&Y, remains even today under federal grand jury examination for similar slick tax avoidance schemes, often marketed in conjunction with banks, during the...
  • White House struggles to stem revolt over Supreme Court choice

    10/08/2005 9:48:36 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 212 replies · 2,419+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | Oct. 9, 2005 | Phillip Sherwell
    President George W Bush's controversial nomination of his friend Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court was an act of "political tone deafness" that would harm the Republicans' election prospects, according to the leader of America's largest grassroots conservative organisation. David Keene, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, gave his scathing assessment to The Sunday Telegraph as senior White House aides fought to stem the Republican revolt over Mr Bush's court choice. This weekend Robert Bork, an ultra-conservative judge who was himself the focus of a bitter Supreme Court nomination battle under the Reagan administration, became the latest in a...
  • Dollars to doughnuts, there's every sign that Miers isn't up to task

    10/08/2005 1:20:28 AM PDT · by Map Kernow · 183 replies · 1,896+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | Oct. 8, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    President Bush tells us that he knows his White House counsel Harriet Miers' heart. I have no doubt that it is a good one. But a good heart does not a great Supreme Court justice make. In support of Miers' qualifications for the job, longtime Bush supporter Marvin Olasky reports that Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht endorsed his one-time fellow parishioner Miers' heart. At Olasky's World magazine blog (,he writes: "Miers has been a member of Valley View Christian Church in Dallas for 25 years, where Hecht has been an elder. He calls it a 'conservative evangelical church ....
  • Sen. Brownback May Nix Miers

    10/07/2005 12:18:33 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 201 replies · 2,461+ views ^ | Oct. 7, 2005
    Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback has said he would consider voting against the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court even if President Bush made a personal plea for his support. NewsMax reported Thursday that Brownback, a key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was reserving judgment on the nomination until he had a chance to meet with Miers. He did meet with the nominee that afternoon – and evidently was less than thrilled about what he heard. Brownback complained that he was left trying "to gather little pieces of shreds of evidence” about Miers’ views on abortion and...
  • Republican Senators Should Not Rally Around Their President

    10/06/2005 3:32:08 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 345 replies · 3,751+ views
    Human Events ^ | Oct. 6, 2005 | Pat Buchanan
    “Sometimes, party loyalty asks too much,” said JFK. In asking conservatives to support Harriet Miers, prior to full Judiciary Committee hearings, George W. Bush asks too much. Trust me, Bush is saying. Trust but verify, they should reply. For as of today there is no evidence Harriet Miers possesses the judicial philosophy, strength of intellect, firmness of conviction or deep understanding of the gravity of the matters on which her vote would be decisive to be confirmed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. If she does not exhibit these qualities in testimony before the Judiciary Committee, Harriet Miers should...
  • Has Illegal Immigration Ruined Los Angeles Public Schools?

    02/22/2005 7:37:21 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 54 replies · 2,969+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 22 February 2005 | Allan J. Favish
    The fate of the Los Angeles Unified School District is a tragedy that is spreading across the country. To understand what is in store for America I offer my story about the LAUSD and why I abandoned it. As you will see, the cause is our toleration of illegal immigration from Mexico. In February of 2002 my wife and I were expecting our first child. We needed to move to a larger home. I worked in West Los Angeles but the home prices were generally less in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles where we were. Apart from...
  • City will prosecute Christian protesters

    12/14/2004 9:29:21 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 123 replies · 2,655+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 14 December 2004
    A federal appeals court denied an emergency appeal to stop prosecution of 11 Philadelphia-area Christians who allege the District Attorney's office retaliated against them for exercising their constitutional rights at a homosexual event in which they were arrested and later charged with felonies. As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, the group was "preaching God's Word" to a crowd of people attending the outdoor Philadelphia "OutFest" event and displaying banners with biblical messages. After a confrontation with a group called the Pink Angels, described by protesters as "a militant mob of homosexuals," the eleven Christians were arrested and spent a night...
  • Mel Gibson on Good Morning America Tomorrow Morning!

    10/27/2004 10:11:57 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 137 replies · 3,536+ views
    Mel's Right Hand Man
    Mel Gibson will appear on second hour of ABC's "Good Morning America" program tomorrow morning. The man who produced and directed the most awesome, the most moving motion picture of 2004, will have a surprise announcement that FReepers will NOT want to miss!!!PLEASE TUNE IN! TELL A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE AND HAVE THEM TUNE IN!!!
  • Certain Mexicans entering U.S. will be exempted from fingerprinting, photographs

    03/04/2004 1:19:01 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 37 replies · 154+ views ^ | Thursday, March 4, 2004 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    <p>Millions of visa-carrying Mexicans who make short visits to America and stay close to the border won't have to be fingerprinted and photographed to get into the country.</p> <p>Asa Hutchinson, the Homeland Security department's undersecretary for border and transportation, was to publicly announce the policy change at a congressional hearing Thursday, a congressional official who was briefed on the plan told The Associated Press.</p>
  • Evaluating a Guest Worker Proposal--Senate Subcommittee Testimony

    02/20/2004 10:53:09 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 17 replies · 108+ views
    Senate Judiciary Committee ^ | February 12, 2004 | Dr. Vernon Briggs, Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
    Immigration policy is mine field of controversial issues. Programs to legally permit low skilled foreign nationals to work in the same labor market as U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens are among the most explosive. Because such endeavors have been undertaken in the past, they have a track record. They have been the subject of extensive research. There is no need to speculate about what might happen if any new such venture-- such as that proposed by the Bush Administration on January 7 , 2004--were to be enacted. The outcome can be predicted. The Traditional Role The origin of guestworker...
  • 'Whites-only' scholarship divides US

    02/20/2004 10:21:34 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 65 replies · 247+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 21/02/2004 | Marcus Warren
    A "whites-only" scholarship set up as a prank by Republican students at an obscure New England university has ballooned into a cause célèbre, with basic American themes such as race, equal opportunity and freedom colliding. "Why shouldn't I do anything in my power to put myself in the best position possible?" asked Adam Noska, 20, after winning the £130 award at Roger Williams University in New England. "I'm a college student. I live in a house with rats." He had a point. But Mr Noska and his friends had also challenged one of the orthodoxies of today's United States: that...
  • Bush Bill Would Aid Mexico's Meddling in U.S.

    02/19/2004 9:10:09 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 24 replies · 40+ views
    Newsday ^ | February 18, 2004 | Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies
    There has been much well-deserved criticism of President George W. Bush's proposed amnesty and guestworker plan. But its possible effect on America's sovereignty has seldom been mentioned, even though that may be the most harmful in the long term. Although the president's proposal is not specific to Mexico, it would benefit that nation the most. Some 5 million of the estimated 8 million illegal aliens here are Mexican, and Mexico would likely be one of the main sources of the new guestworkers and increased permanent immigration also called for in the Bush plan. This is important because, in the 1990s,...
  • Study: Immigrants Settling Outside Calif.

    02/18/2004 7:26:09 PM PST · by Map Kernow · 44 replies · 96+ views
    Associated Press via Newsday ^ | February 17, 2004 | Michael R. Blood
    LOS ANGELES -- For many immigrants, the American dream has a different address. California's share of the nation's new arrivals dropped sharply between 1990 and 2000, snapping a long-standing trend as immigrants looked elsewhere in the country for jobs and housing, University of Southern California researchers said Tuesday. California, which attracted 38 percent of new immigrants in the 1990 census, saw that proportion tumble to about 25 percent in the 2000 population index. In that time, 34 states lured a larger share of immigrants, with Texas, Georgia and North Carolina recording the largest gains, researchers said. "Immigration has crested in...
  • Asylum: Time to go Dutch

    02/13/2004 11:41:41 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 7 replies · 100+ views
    The Sun ^ | February 13, 2004 | Trevor Kavanagh
    Kicked out ... 'liberal' Holland expels 26,000 illegals THE Government has finally responded to public fury by kicking 26,000 asylum cheats out of the country. No, not the British Government. That would be too much to expect. This crackdown is taking place in Holland, the most tolerant and easy-going nation in Europe. Dutch politicians have finally stopped wringing their hands and are listening to their own voters. The scale of the deportation plans are huge for a country whose population is a quarter the size of Britain’s. A similar move by the UK would see the back of at least...

    01/29/2004 9:28:30 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 27 replies · 97+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 29, 2004 | Heather MacDonald
    <p>THE fatal shooting of Timothy Stansbury Jr., by an NYPD officer is a calamity for Stansbury's family and a stain on the police department. Officer Richard Neri shot the unarmed 19-year-old while patrolling the roof of a Bedford-Stuyvesant housing project late last Saturday night. Neri and his partner went to open a door when it unexpectedly flew open, sending Neri's partner reeling backwards. Startled, Neri shot Stansbury, who was standing on the other side.</p>
  • Earth to WSJ: Clueless on immigration

    01/28/2004 10:14:20 AM PST · by Map Kernow · 36 replies · 205+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2004 | Mark Krikorian
    Now, I like the Wall Street Journal. But its editorials on immigration always have a whiff of the Soviet about them. Like an apparatchik blaming the collapse of the USSR's agriculture on 75 straight years of bad weather, the Journal's writing on immigration has no connection to reality. Tuesday's lead editorial claims that the United States has tried in vain for two decades to enforce the immigration law, and now it's time to try something new (namely, the president's guestworker/amnesty proposal ). The piece is laced with the usual libertarian contempt for conservatives, with such leftist smears as "extreme," "restrictionist...