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  • Caption Janet Napolitano

    04/18/2009 4:10:22 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 77 replies · 2,167+ views
  • Ga. shrine to Jimmy Carter faces funding cuts

    04/06/2009 12:32:27 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 23 replies · 804+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 23, 2009 | AP
    On the outskirts of Jimmy Carter's ancestral home, miles from the nearest interstate, sits a state shrine to Georgia's native president. The Plains Visitor Information Center pays tribute to the peanut farmer-turned-president, and it also stands as a reminder that even one of the most sacred names in Georgia politics can fall victim to a budget crisis. It is the least-visited of Georgia's 11 state-run visitor's centers, attracting 65,000 people last year.
  • Caption BO and friend

    04/05/2009 11:19:34 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 29 replies · 1,623+ views
  • Scientists worldwide admit global warming is a hoax

    04/01/2009 2:33:21 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 17 replies · 1,610+ views ^ | 04.01.09 | Eoin O'Carroll
    In an unprecedented move Wednesday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee rescinded the Peace Prize it awarded in 2007 to former US vice president Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, amid overwhelming evidence that global warming is an elaborate hoax cooked up by Mr. Gore. A press release from the committee quotes a chagrined Rajendra Pachauri, the UN climate panel’s chair, who claims that he was the victim of a “cunning deception spanning decades”: “I am deeply ashamed for having unwittingly perpetuated such a massive fraud on the governments of the world,” said Mr. Pachauri.
  • Caption Barack & Reverend Al

    03/19/2009 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 38 replies · 1,056+ views
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  • Republican Apology Machine

    03/05/2009 7:34:39 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 10 replies · 534+ views
    My email | March 4, 2009 | Brian Wolff
    Dear "Past Your Eyes" Picture this. You're a Republican who just accidentally offended your leader Rush Limbaugh. You know that your only option is to bow down to King Rush and offer a groveling apology. But you have to do it fast before Leader Rush calls you out. What can you do? Luckily, we've uncovered the secret Republican Apology Machine. As a member of the DCCC's Rapid Response, we want to give you the chance to give it a try. Check out I'm Sorry Rush, the fastest and easiest way for a Limbaugh-Loving Republican to express the error of their...
  • Caption Charles and Camilla

    02/13/2009 6:54:19 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 53 replies · 2,190+ views
    Another thread | today | self
    "Charles, I told you not to have the fish and chips."
  • "The Time For Action" (An email from the DCCC)

    02/06/2009 9:25:17 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 9 replies · 444+ views
    My email | Brian Wolff
    Dear Past Your Eyes, They just don't get it. Even after unprecedented efforts by President Obama to reach across the aisle, every House Republican voted "no" on the Obama economic recovery plan. Once again, Republicans have placed partisanship before millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet during these tough times. And, at their own retreat last week, Republicans actually cheered when they watched a video of their shameful vote. At this defining moment, we cannot back down. That's why the DCCC has launched the Putting Families First grassroots campaign – with hard-hitting radio ads targeting 28 obstructionist Republicans. Hold...
  • Angela Davis: Prisons perpetuate oppression of minorities (Open with extreme caution!)

    01/30/2009 3:53:06 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 65 replies · 2,039+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | January 30, 2009 | CLYNTON NAMUO
    DURHAM – After the inauguration of the first black president, America is now on the precipice of changes that were never before possible, 1960s radical turned academic Angela Davis told a crowd of hundreds at the University of New Hampshire last night. The vestiges of slavery, colonization and exploitation remain rife throughout America, as is evidenced by the over-representation of minorities in prison, Davis said. The prison population, now estimated to be one in 100 adult Americans, only contributes to the oppression of minorities, she said. It is a pattern seen across the country, even in New Hampshire, Davis said....
  • "Stand Strong Against Rush Limbaugh" (DCCC email)

    01/27/2009 6:13:17 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 83 replies · 3,019+ views
    In my email inbox | 1/27/09 | Brian Wolff
    Dear "Past Your Eyes", Last week, Rush Limbaugh gave us a preview of the outrageous Republican attacks that are on the way against President Obama and every Democrat working for change. Rush actually said that he 'hopes' President Obama fails to meet America's challenges. Listen to Rush in his own words, saying "I hope he fails." Limbaugh's cheap shot at President Obama might be the first by the Republican attack machine this year but we know that it won't be the last. We need every grassroots Democrat to show Rush Limbaugh and all of the Republicans what they're up against...
  • Annoying ordinance passed in Brighton

    12/20/2008 5:08:22 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 60 replies · 1,312+ views
    Livingston Daily ^ | December 19, 2008 | Jim Totten
    Don’t annoy someone in Brighton city or you might get a ticket. The Brighton City Council approved a more stringent code for public conduct, and those who violate the rules – including annoying someone else – could be ticketed and fined. The ordinance was modeled after one in Royal Oak, where Brighton Police Chief Tom Wightman previously was employed. One of the sections reads, “It shall be unlawful for a person to engage in a course of conduct or repeatedly commit acts that alarm or seriously annoy another person and that serve no legitimate purpose.” Another section states, “It shall...
  • "Call in gay" day scheduled for Wednesday

    12/10/2008 4:53:24 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 73 replies · 1,322+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 10, 2008 | Janet I. Tu
    Sheena Gardner plans to "call in gay" today. The 24-year-old manager of a downtown Seattle coffee shop is taking the day off without pay, intending to volunteer at the Northwest Women's Law Center. It's part of a national grass-roots effort called "Day Without a Gay," designed to show the size and impact of the gay and lesbian community. Organizers are urging people to "call in gay" — skipping work to volunteer at human-rights organizations. Along with "Day Without a Gay," Catholics who support gay rights plan to demonstrate in Seattle and five other cities against the Vatican's opposition to a...
  • Cullen to back Gov. Sununu as new head of state GOP

    12/07/2008 6:20:38 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 38 replies · 661+ views
    The Union Leader/Sunday News ^ | December 7, 2008 | John di Staso
    Ending several weeks of speculation, former Gov. John H. Sununu has made it official: He will try to become the next leader of the state's Republicans. Charging that "Democrats are ruining New Hampshire," Sununu told the New Hampshire Sunday News he has decided to become a candidate for chairman of the Republican State Committee. Current Chairman Fergus Cullen won't seek another term when the state committee meets in January to elect officers. "I am going to step aside and support him," Cullen said. "He's clearly extraordinarily qualified to do the job." There are currently no other candidates for the post.
  • Reluctant Japanese groom sets hotel on fire

    10/27/2008 5:18:42 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 9 replies · 427+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/26/08 | Reuters
    TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese man set fire to the hotel where he was due to get married at the weekend, rather than go through with the ceremony later the same day, newspaper reports said Monday. Tatsuhiko Kawata, 39, had gone along with wedding plans despite already having a wife, the Yomiuri newspaper said. "I thought if I set a fire I wouldn't have to go through with the wedding," the Yomiuri quoted him as telling police
  • Is Suburban Obama Sign Racist?

    10/17/2008 3:59:18 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 47 replies · 2,490+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 10/15/08 | Josh Stockinger
    It might be offensive, but it isn't illegal. That's the conclusion police reached about a campaign sign in unincorporated Kane County that contains a "racial slur" in reference to Barack Obama. The homemade sign, posted along a well-traveled stretch of Route 47 north of Lily Lake, shows a caricature of the nation's first black presidential nominee wearing red-colored hair and a red nose modeled after Chicago's famed Bozo the Clown. There's a red circle with a line through the Illinois senator's head and two words in all capital letters: "NO BROZOS."
  • Email from Max Cleland

    10/10/2008 9:07:34 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 25 replies · 641+ views
    email | 10/06/08 | Max Cleland
    Dear "Past Your Eyes", Torture, cronyism, abuse of power, flagrant disregard for our Constitution, and now what could be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. These are just some of the reasons why we need to change course right now. Our proud Democratic candidates are out there fighting to help us create that change come November 4th. But, I know all too well what can happen when Karl Rove smear and fear tactics are used against Democrats working for change. They did it to me in 2002. Now I'm fighting to make sure they don't get away with...
  • Restaurants & Stores May Face Fines For Wasting Energy

    08/14/2008 3:02:12 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 26 replies · 139+ views ^ | :August 13, 2008 | Amanda
    "The City Council is poised to approve new legislation on Thursday that would bar stores from keeping their doors open when air-conditioners or central cooling systems are in use. Any store or restaurant in violation of the new rule will first be issued a written warning and charged fines for subsequent violations. The second time within an 18-month period that a business is found to be violating the law, a fine of $200 would be charged by the city for every open door. That fine would increase to $400 a door for any subsequent violations during the same period."
  • Sheikh flies Lamborghini 6,500 miles to Britain for oil change

    07/31/2008 4:16:32 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 75 replies · 1,598+ views
    The Sun ^ | Today | Neil Syson
    A RICH Arab sent his Lamborghini on a 6,500-mile round trip to Britain for a service. The £190,000 supercar was put on a scheduled flight from Qatar to Heathrow – then flown BACK after the oil check. Money was no object as the flight would have cost the owner – thought to be a Sheikh – around £20,000. The move sparked fury from green campaigners. An airport worker said: “This car doesn’t have a carbon footprint – more of a crater.” The overall cost of sending the Lamborghini to London for the oil change would have cost more than £23,000....
  • I just can't watch it (VANITY)

    07/18/2008 4:33:59 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 51 replies · 62+ views
    Self | July 18, 2008 | Past Your Eyes
    I was just watching the news for a few minutes. First spoke algore about how we need to have all non-carbon electricity in 10 years. Then spoke Pelosi saying predictable things. But the next thing I saw is what causes my gorge to rise and I had to grab the remote before I became physically ill. It was McCain saying these words: "I have long admired the Vice President's work in the area of....."Is he trying to make people who already have misgivings aplenty about him either stay home or vote for somebody else? Does he really believe what he...
  • An Email from James Carville

    06/30/2008 6:53:08 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 28 replies · 253+ views
    Email | June 30, 2008 | James Carville
    Dear Past Your Eyes, Republicans are placing a big bet on Karl Rove. Freedom's Watch, the secretive Republican attack group zeroing in on Democratic House candidates, has put its expected $200 million war chest in the hands of Karl Rove. They're handing him hundreds of millions of dollars to spend attacking our candidates with this year's biggest "Swift Boat" group. But, you and I can make sure Rove's new gig as the mischief-making maven of the GOP attack group Freedom's Watch is a total bust. Midnight tonight is your last chance to give before the June 30th FEC deadline- the...
  • An Email from algore

    06/27/2008 7:40:28 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 51+ views
    My email | 6/27/08 | algore
    A few times a week, I get email from people like algore asking for money. Most of them are uninteresting. Here is one for your amusement. The subject like was "Fear and Failure". barfola!Dear "Past Your Eyes", The coming elections are shaping up as a historic opportunity to reshape the future of our democracy. Each of us has a personal responsibility to help advance Democratic campaigns that do justice to our exceptional candidates and to the unbelievably high stakes in this election. If our candidates are successful, we will have leaders who will no longer trade in fear and failure...who...
  • Email from The Forehead (Paul Begala)

    05/29/2008 7:09:56 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 22 replies · 463+ views
    Email | Today | Paul Begala
    Somehow I got on the DCCC mailing list and get stuff from them frequently. Occasionally, it's amusing enough to share with everybody. This one is the funniest I've seen for a long time. Dear (Past Your Eyes), I'll tell you this right out of the box. We're gonna have more fun than Rush Limbaugh in an all-night pharmacy! When we Democrats meet at the Democratic Convention in Denver, it will be a gathering of thousands of activists, just itching for change. And believe me, we're going to put the party back into the Democratic Party. A week later, when the...
  • Dems eye a possible changing of the guard

    05/08/2008 3:53:58 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 10 replies · 40+ views
    New York Times/MSNBC ^ | May 8, 2008 | Adam Nagourney
    After 16 years, the Clinton era may be coming to an end, presenting Democrats with a historic but potentially wrenching transition and a challenge to Senator Barack Obama as he seeks to reconcile a deeply divided party. And while the relationship between the party establishment and the Clintons has always been uneasy at best, an entire generation of Democrats has known no other figures as dominant as the two of them.
  • Dartmouth students get e-mails from former teacher claiming disrespect

    05/01/2008 4:19:13 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 55 replies · 76+ views
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | May 1, 2008 | unk
    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A former Dartmouth College teacher and medical school researcher sent e-mails to some of her former students saying she plans to sue them because they "harassed, compromised, abused or discriminated against" her. Priya Venkatesan, 39, who received her bachelor's degree from Dartmouth in 1990, last week e-mailed the former students in her Science, Technology and Society course with the news that she is pursuing a federal civil-rights lawsuit against some of them. Venkatesan, now at Northwestern University, said in an interview with the Valley News that she is still searching for a lawyer to take her...
  • Gun rights protest puts heat on UNH prof

    04/23/2008 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 23 replies · 179+ views
    Union Leader via MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2008 | CLYNTON NAMUO
    DURHAM - A University of New Hampshire student who was told by a professor that he could not wear an empty gun holster in her class as part of a protest responded by posting the correspondence on the Internet, which earned the professor several angry e-mail from strangers. Senior Matt Ham, 22, is taking part in a nationwide demonstration this week in which participants wear empty gun holsters as a way to push for college students with permits to carry a concealed weapon to be able to bring guns onto campus. Those in favor of the move say that just...
  • Case dropped against Haditha defendant

    03/28/2008 1:20:39 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 2 replies · 422+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 28, 2008 | ALLISON HOFFMAN, AP
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The Marine Corps dropped its case and gave full immunity Friday to a serviceman who was accused of involuntary manslaughter in a squad's killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005. The case against Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum, 26, of Edmond, Okla., was dropped as jury selection was about to begin for his court-martial. The government has been seeking Tatum's testimony against the squad leader, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich of Meriden, Conn. In addition to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, Tatum had been charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. Tatum's attorney, Jack Zimmerman, said there...
  • Email from Wesley Clark

    03/25/2008 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 24 replies · 763+ views
    My email | March 24, 2008 | General Wesley Clark
    Dear (Past Your Eyes), There's only one way to create big change for America -- when George Bush leaves office, we need to send the rubberstamp Republicans in Congress off right behind him. With a Democrat in the White House and a strong Democratic Majority in Congress, we can finally fix the mess that George Bush created. We can end the Bush Administration's reckless and irresponsible policies on Iraq, the economy, health care and education. And we can move America in the New Direction that our country so urgently needs. But first, Democrats are facing a critical March 31st FEC...
  • Homemade system to siphon off gas is caught

    03/21/2008 6:18:34 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 833+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 18, 2008 | Pat Pheifer
    If the accusations against Chad M. Storey are true, give the North Oaks man a big fat A for effort, along with some jail time. Storey, 34, is accused of concocting an elaborate system of hoses and switches that allowed him to siphon gasoline from another vehicle into his own, all from the comfort of the driver's seat of his shiny red Dodge Ram 1500 4x4.
  • Winter carnival activities canceled

    02/29/2008 1:32:01 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 12 replies · 165+ views ^ | 2/28/08 | Via AP
    GILFORD, N.H. (AP) - Much of this week's winter carnival in Gilford has been canceled, due to too much winter. Parks and Recreation Director Herb Greene notes that the cancellation of 2 events was due to poor road conditions and snow-filled parking lots. Of the three events originally scheduled for Wednesday, the Cardboard Box Sled Derby has been rescheduled to Friday morning.
  • How to increase worker intimidation by union leaders

    01/25/2008 3:53:22 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 3 replies · 60+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | January 25, 2008 | Lawrence B. Lindsey
    AS OUR DEMOCRATIC process grinds toward selecting the next leader of the free world, it is also shedding light on the values a democracy should hold dear. Last weekend in Nevada, former President Bill Clinton said he witnessed voter intimidation firsthand. According to Clinton, a union representative was telling workers to agree to caucus for Sen. Barack Obama or expect to get a work schedule making it impossible for them to attend at all.
  • Nate Slate: My Iraqi adviser cannot understand why we discuss leaving Iraq

    01/22/2008 4:06:27 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 4 replies · 31+ views
    Union Leader ^ | January 22, 2008 | Nate Slate
    NOT LONG AGO, I finally succeeded in arranging for my Iraqi cultural adviser to move to the safety of the United States. My adviser -- whom I'll call by his tribal name, al-Dulaimi -- helped me navigate the thickets of local culture and politics when I served in Iraq during the first year of the war. As we drove from the airport down an Oklahoma highway in the darkness, Dulaimi told me that he'd watched the Democratic presidential debates while waiting for his flight out west. "They all talked about leaving Iraq," he said of the candidates. "They're just saying...
  • A Hammer with a Thin Skin! (Email)

    01/14/2008 12:31:43 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 20 replies · 125+ views
    Email from the DCCC | 1/14/08 | Paul Begala
    Dear Past Your Eyes, Before he was driven out of town on corruption charges, they used to call Tom DeLay "the Hammer." Well, lo and behold, it turns out the Hammer has a sensitive side -- and we've apparently hurt his feelings. Not long ago, I emailed to alert you that DeLay and other hard-right reactionaries had formed the Coalition for a Conservative Majority with plans to put "boots on the ground" in all 50 states to combat the "liberal agenda." In DeLay's twisted view, my telling the truth about him and his plans is practicing "the politics of personal...
  • Star Wars Guide to the Candidates (Kind of R-rated)

    01/10/2008 4:47:18 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 288+ views
    craigslist ^ | 1/2/08 | Somebody from the SF Bay area
    Hello America! As you may know, 2008 is going to be a g-rate year. I am so excited! There is to be a presidential election this year! Hoo-ray! Exciting times, exciting times. And whoa... so confusing! So much talking, so much anal-yzing, so much research to do to be sure the person who wins your vote truly reflects your values and goals for the executive of this g-rate nation. Man, it's going to be tough. Well, this is for those of you who say "To heck with that!" and are more interested in voting for a candidate based on snap...
  • Bill Clinton blames Obama surge on primary timing

    01/08/2008 3:51:16 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 69 replies · 118+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | January 8, 2008 | Kristen Senz
    CLAREMONT – Former President Bill Clinton said the timing of the New Hampshire primary is to blame if his wife, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, doesn't beat Illinois Senator Barack Obama in their quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Asked by a voter in Claremont how the Clinton camp planned to propel itself past Obama, Clinton said, "The answer is there might not be enough time, because New Hampshire made a decision that I didn't agree with." He said the state gave up much of its political sway by holding its primary so close to last Thursday's Iowa caucus....
  • Bradley to endorse Obama for president

    01/06/2008 4:32:47 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 17 replies · 90+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/08 | Philip Elliott
    "Barack Obama is building a broad new coalition that brings together Democrats, independents and Republicans by once again making idealism a central focus of our politics," Bradley said in a release scheduled to be released on Sunday. "Because of his enormous appeal to Americans of all ages and backgrounds, Obama is the candidate best positioned to win in November. ... His movement for change could create a new era of American politics — truly a new American story."
  • "Holiday" message from the DCCC

    12/24/2007 12:40:01 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 14 replies · 68+ views
    My email | December 21, 2007 | Brandon English at the DCCC
    Dear Aunt Fern, I just wanted to wish you a happy holiday and thank you for the fruitcake you sent last year -- it was delicious and my friends here at Democratic Headquarters and I enjoyed it. As the holidays grow closer, Mom has been calling me lately saying things like, "you don't call, you don't write... when are you coming home for the holidays... are you eating?" So, please tell Mom -- I am definitely eating. But, this year the fruitcake is not necessary. Now, I am not saying I don't appreciate the thought but I wanted to tell...
  • Clinton camp alleges 'dirty tricks' by Obama's

    12/06/2007 6:37:01 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 26 replies · 368+ views
    Union Leader ^ | December 5, 2007 | John di Staso
    With the Iowa caucus on Jan. 3 and the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 8, Clinton last weekend saw Obama overtake her long-held lead in Iowa in a Des Moines Register poll. She maintains a significant lead in New Hampshire, but on Sunday began ramping up her criticism of Obama in the first-caucus state. According to news reports, she contended his positions on health care and the handling of campaign finance rules have begun to reflect on his character. Her campaign mocked Obama for saying that he wrote an essay in kindergarten entitled, "I Want to be President," and then...
  • Let's All Lie to the Pollsters (Vanity song/poem)

    11/30/2007 4:51:21 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 13 replies · 94+ views
    Rick's brain | 11/30/07 | Rick Clogston
    Let’s All Lie to the Pollsters – r clogston, 2004, 2007 I’m sitting at home eating dinner When I hear the telephone ring It seems there’s elections upcoming And they’d like to know one or two things A half hour later I’m tired But they’ve still got a question or two Afterwards, I called up my neighbors And here’s what I told ‘em to do Let’s all lie to the pollsters Let’s have some fun with the press Gallup and Harris and Zogby Let’s get ‘em all in a mess Tell ‘em anything we can think of ‘Specially if it’s...
  • Bad news? Blame it on Bush and global warming!

    11/03/2007 1:53:20 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 18 replies · 53+ views
    Union Leader ^ | November 1, 2007 | Unknown
    ON SUNDAY, former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen showed that Democrats are so crazed with Bush hatred that they will blame even natural disasters on the President. "Those wildfires are the direct result of the failure of this administration to do something about global warming," Shaheen said, referring to the wildfires in California.
  • Don Imus Close To Deal for Return To Airwaves Dec. 1

    10/06/2007 10:26:40 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 27 replies · 723+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2007 | Howard Kurtz
    Don Imus appears to be heading back to the airwaves. Less than six months after his long-running radio program was terminated in an uproar over a racial remark, the sharp-tongued host has come to financial terms with one of the nation's top broadcasting companies. Imus is now assembling his broadcast team, which in light of the controversy is likely to include a black panelist. Longtime sidekick Charles McCord plans to return, and producer Bernard McGuirk -- who often made controversial remarks and was involved in the exchange about the Rutgers team -- would be retained in an off-air role.
  • Browns fall for Feds trojan horse

    10/05/2007 9:49:22 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 110 replies · 2,396+ views
    Union Leader ^ | October 5, 2007 | Holly Ramer
    Concord – U.S. marshals posing as supporters carried out the arrests of convicted tax-evaders Ed and Elaine Brown at their fortress-like home in Plainfield, the head marshal said Friday. “They invited us in, and we escorted them out,” U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said in the first public disclosure of details of the Thursday night arrest. A small team of marshals pulled off the ruse, arresting the Browns without incident on the couple’s front porch, Monier said. The arrests ended a months-long standoff that began when the Brown, 65, and his dentist wife, 67, walked out of their federal trial in...
  • A (parody) Email from Karl Rove via the DCCC.

    09/29/2007 6:25:12 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 131+ views
    My email inbox | September 28, 2007 | DCCC
    Dear "Past Your Eyes", TIME IS RUNNING OUT! As my last act in the White House, I asked Dick Cheney if he could help me break into the DCCC and send you this email. You see I've been watching you and other Democratic activists and let me say I'm a bit concerned. Over the past eight months Democrats in the House have made life for my Republican friends and me difficult -- issuing subpoena after subpoena. This has got to stop. Democrats have only been able to take these actions because people like you have backing them up. Well, the...
  • Poem on FDR. Anyone know the source? (Yes, this is a vanity)

    09/28/2007 12:43:05 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 37 replies · 846+ views
    Unknown | Circa WWII | Unknown
    A stranger stood at the gate of Hell And the Devil himself had answered the bell He looked him over from head to toe And said “My friend, I’d like to know What you have done in the line of sin To entitle you to come within?” Then Franklin D. with his usual guile Stepped forth and flashed his toothy smile. “When I took over in ’33, A nation’s faith was mine”, said he “I promised this and I promised that, And I calmed them down with a fireside chat. I spent their money on fishing trips And I fished...
  • Teen to be charged in Weare sex case

    09/28/2007 10:41:38 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 135 replies · 152+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | September 28, 2007 | Greta Cuyler
    WEARE – A 17-year-old Henniker boy who admitted to having sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend will "absolutely" be arrested for sexual assault, police said yesterday. On top of the pending criminal charge, police said the 17-year-old also was beaten by the girl's father after the father learned the two had sex. It was Monday, Sept. 10 when the girl's father stormed school property and attacked the boy around 3 p.m., according to Turmelle. The principal said he's upset at the number of people who have sided with the father over this incident. "We all work so hard to give our...
  • Fundraising Email from Ambassador Joe Wilson (Have your barf bag handy.)

    09/26/2007 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 20 replies · 182+ views
    My email | September 24, 2007 | Joe Wilson
    Dear "Past Your Eyes", In 2003 when I spoke out against the lies in George Bush's State of the Union address justifying his disastrous and irresponsible war in Iraq, I never imagined the White House would take revenge against me by compromising the national security of the country, not to mention the safety of my family by outing my wife's identity as a covert CIA officer. Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby and Karl Rove knew they could get away with their traitorous acts because the Republicans in Congress refused to do any oversight or hold anyone accountable. With Democrats in power...
  • A million L.A. trees: Will they take root?

    09/25/2007 5:28:53 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 60 replies · 72+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | September 25, 2007 | David Zahniser
    Monica Barra went to South Los Angeles last month to attend a jazz festival. She went home with a free tree, a one-gallon African sumac that she lugged around on a Sunday afternoon past the shops and restaurants of Leimert Park. The college senior took the tree on an impulse, though each tree recipient was required to fill out a "pledge to plant," a form smaller than an index card and a signature feature of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to plant 1 million trees across Los Angeles. "I just really like having trees and plants where I'm living," said Barra,...
  • Operator of Pumpkin Tosser Injured in Freak Accident

    09/25/2007 4:25:19 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 20 replies · 103+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | September 24, 2007 | Nancy Foster
    GREENFIELD – It was a rough ending to the first weekend of the annual pumpkin flinging season by the Yankee Siege when one of the medieval weapon's main operators was injured in an accident. Chuck Willard of Hancock, who climbs the 55-foot high boom on the trebuchet dozens of times a day during the fall-flinging season, was knocked unconscious about 2:30 p.m. yesterday when the boom from the trebuchet, a catapult-like device that uses counterweight to hurl pumpkins nearly 300 yards, struck him in the chin. "He was out for about two minutes," said an employee at the Yankee Siege...
  • Police Search for Mom Accused of Being Getaway Driver for Young Robbers

    09/22/2007 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 17 replies · 502+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2007 | AP
    ATLANTA — Police are searching for a mother who may have driven the getaway car for her 12-year-old son and a large group of young teens suspected of committing hundreds of home robberies in the last few months. Fulton County police believe 36-year-old Lakechia Woodard drove the children and a car full of stolen merchandise to a pawn shop in at least one burglary. Detectives have arrested at least 25 teens — including Woodard's 12-year-old son — for robberies in new subdivisions off of Camp Creek Parkway in suburban Atlanta. Police say Woodard has an arrest record that includes fraud...
  • Email from Madeleine K. Allbright

    09/22/2007 5:03:34 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 27 replies · 397+ views
    Email from the DCCC | 9/21/07 | Madeleine K. Allbright
    Dear "Past Your Eyes", We are at a moment of truth for America's foreign policy -- our decisions today will dramatically shape the role of America in the world for generations to come. We must repair our nation's tarnished reputation and once again become a source of inspiration and hope across the globe. Right now, Congress is debating the best way to address our foreign policy challenges -- most importantly, ending the war in Iraq. Our troops are being asked to risk their lives to solve problems that our civilian leaders created. President Bush has yet to explain how our...
  • Michigan farm has corniest tribute to Gerald Ford

    09/15/2007 8:03:38 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 20 replies · 549+ views
    AP ^ | September 15, 2007 | Unk
    RICHLAND, Mich. - It’s a corny tribute to the late Gerald Ford — and it can be fully appreciated only from the air. A farm not far from where Ford grew up created a maze in a cornfield in the likeness of the nation’s 38th president, who died last December. Each year, Gull Meadow Farms near Richland cuts a maze in its corn fields. A company that specializes in corn maze design drew up the plans for the Ford portrait, which says PRESIDENT FORD across the top and THANKS below.