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  • Armenian Genocide Dispute Erupts at Los Angeles Times

    05/01/2007 9:10:23 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 4 replies · 404+ views
    L A Observed ^ | 4/27 | Kevin Roderick
    A dispute that has been quietly bubbling in the Times newsroom went public today when the publisher of the California Courier demanded that LAT managing editor Doug Frantz be fired for blocking publication of an article on the Armenian genocide by senior staff writer Mark Arax, who is of Armenian origin. According to Harut Sassounian, a widely quoted leader of the Armenian American community, Frantz feels Arax is biased on Armenian issues. Arax has lodged a discrimination complaint and threatened a federal lawsuit, says Sassounian. Arax, who lives in Fresno and writes for West magazine, told me he couldn't comment,...
  • Senate Authorizes Ownership Of Solodad Memorial (San Diego)....

    08/01/2006 4:17:39 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 36 replies · 1,150+ views
    cspan | 8/1/06 | Senate Majority Leader
    Following two rejections by the Ninth Circuit Court to permit a cross in the Veterans Memorial in San Diego, the Senate just passed conversion of the memorial to Federal government ownership, thus bypassing the objections of those who would deny acknowledgement of a religious symbol...
  • Hey, Orkin Man! - political appointees becoming part of the bureaucracy -10/23/2000

    04/24/2006 8:44:22 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 3 replies · 242+ views
    News World Communications, Inc. ^ | October 23, 2000 | Sean Paige
    Insight on the News, Oct 23, 2000 by Sean Paige. The Clinton administration will finally skulk out of town come January but not without leaving a termite infestation in its wake. Namely, dozens of political appointees who, rather than go back to whatever private-sector racket they ran before winning the favor of Bill Clinton or his Cabinet secretaries, instead are burrowing themselves into the body bureaucratic, feigning a metamorphosis from political hack to public servant. Between October 1998 and June of this year, 57 people appointed to their high positions by the White House, usually because of their ideological affinity...
  • Dhimmi Watch-A Prophetic Response to the Islamic Jihad in Paris...[&coming to a town near you?]

    11/05/2005 11:22:24 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 10 replies · 932+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | June 2004 | Hugh FitzGerald, Chevalier de St. George
    ......But it is changing, coming apart, quietly, slowly --let’s not look too closely, we mustn't pay too much attention -- the streets, the schools, the hospitals, the ability to speak the truth about things, about life as it is lived, la vita vissuta as they like to say in a neighboring country. Dominique de Villepin always knew there was nothing to worry about; he was born, after all, in Salé, next to Rabat, even spent a few years of his infancy there; of course he knows his Arabs, his Muslims. And surely Eric Rouleau, who for decades in Le Monde...
  • The Rockefeller Memo

    11/01/2005 5:15:11 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 20 replies · 2,382+ views
    11/6/03 | Demo staffer...
    Following is the text of a memo written by a Democrat on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that suggests how to make the greatest gain off of intelligence data leading to the war against Iraq. The memo was obtained by Fox News. Transcript of a memo written by a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee staff suggesting how to make the greatest gain off of intelligence data leading to the war against Iraq. We have carefully reviewed our options under the rules and believe we have identified the best approach. Our plan is as follows: 1)...
  • One For Sarah :Tracking Down A Killer - Iraq[ Contrast to]

    11/06/2004 8:13:11 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 7 replies · 982+ views
    KCEN -TV Texas via Solidarity, Iraq | 11/6/04 | Cpl. Ben Cossel , 122 Mobile Public Affairs
    November 6, 2004 By Cpl. Benjamin Cossel, 122nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FOB SOLIDARITY, Iraq – For Soldiers of the Bowie Brigade’s Company A, 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, Sahara Latiff, known as Sarah to the guys, was more then just a translator. Her constant, radiant smile brightened everyone’s day, making some of the darker moments just a little easier to bear. Sarah was murdered on the morning of Sept. 20. Alpha company has searched for her killers ever since. During an early morning raid on Oct. 23 in the village outside Camp Solidarity, Soldiers of Company A detained five...
  • The Mayor of Youngstown ,OH. speaks out."My granddaughters hug me....."

    10/18/2004 3:54:44 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 35 replies · 1,850+ views
    Boston Globe | 10/18/2004 | GEORGE M. McKELVEY
    I'M THE Democratic mayor of Youngstown, a city that traditionally gives 60 to 75 percent of its vote to the Democratic presidential candidate. Growing up with the legacies of FDR, Harry Truman, and JFK formed my core Democratic values. They had the courage of their convictions, their word was their bond, and the entire world knew it. They made me proud to be a Democrat. Fast forward to 2004. John Kerry stands on the stage of Radio City Music Hall, acknowledges a group of Hollywood leftists and elitists, and characterizes them as representing the heart and soul of America. Senator...
  • HOW TO LOSE THIS WAR- Victor Davis Hanson

    05/18/2004 6:38:00 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 13 replies · 75+ views ^ | May 15,2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    May 15, 2004 How To Lose This War Victor Davis Hanson As gas prices rise at home, scream that the war abroad was fought to steal Iraqi oil and get American hands on cheap petroleum. Talk about American imperialism and hegemony while the United States spends billions of dollars to implant democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Claim that the United States has destabilized the Middle East as its troops leave Saudi Arabia, Libya gives up its WMD arsenal, Iran suddenly worries about UN inspections, and Pakistan begins to reveal its former Islamic felonies. Watch columnists and pundits who advocated war,...
  • The Counter Terrorist-[Was John P. O'Neil a mirror image of Richard Clarke?]

    03/28/2004 7:07:30 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 8 replies · 53+ views ^ | 1/14/02 | Lawrence Wright
    THE COUNTER-TERRORIST by LAWRENCE WRIGHT John O'Neill was an F.B.I. agent with an obsession: the growing threat of Al Qaeda. Issue of 2002-01-14 Posted 2002-01-14 The legend of John P. O'Neill, who lost his life at the World Trade Center on September 11th, begins with a story by Richard A. Clarke, the national coördinator for counter-terrorism in the White House from the first Bush Administration until last year. On a Sunday morning in February, 1995, Clarke went to his office to review intelligence cables that had come in over the weekend. One of the cables reported that Ramzi Yousef, the...
  • Hillary Advocated Free Health Care , What Will Teresa Urge Kerry To Do?[my title]

    03/10/2004 7:13:51 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 20 replies · 477+ views
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | 12/14/03 | Tom Randall
    The Heinz Endowments: By Tom Randall Sunday, December 14, 2003 CHICAGO - Pittsburgh is home to a new liberal funding organization that lists its priorities as the local environment, land use and "sustainability." However, its affiliations raise questions about its real purpose. Known as the Tides Center for Pennsylvania, formerly the Tides Center for Western Pennsylvania, it is a creation of the Tides Foundation and Center, headquartered in San Francisco, and two Pennsylvania-based foundations -- the Vira Heinz Endowment and the Howard Heinz Endowment-- chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, heir to the Heinz food company fortune and wife of Democrat...
  • Turks Breach Wall of Silence on Armenians By BELINDA COOPER

    03/06/2004 5:12:58 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 16 replies · 324+ views
    NY TIMES | 5/6/04 | Belinda Cooper
    [AD-IMG] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 6, 2004 Turks Breach Wall of Silence on Armenians By BELINDA COOPER INNEAPOLIS — Taner Akcam doesn't seem like either a hero or a traitor, though he's been called both. A slight, soft-spoken man who chooses his words with care, Mr. Akcam, a Turkish sociologist and historian currently teaching at the University of Minnesota, writes about events that happened nearly a century ago in an empire that no longer exists: the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. But in a world where history and identity are closely intertwined, where the past...
  • Sen. Pat Roberts-"Will Work For Food" ,re: Saddam Hussein...

    12/14/2003 7:14:03 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 8 replies · 106+ views
    "He looked like a homeless person" , comment made by Sen. Pat Roberts, Chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee to Tom Brokenjaw.....
  • Investigating an intelligence failure

    11/10/2003 7:01:13 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 3 replies · 53+ views
    manatee ^ | Steven Den Beste
    "Marshall worked for the Roosevelt administration, but properly saw himself as being non-partisan. He did not feel it was proper for him to take sides in the campaign. But he was also deeply worried that the Republicans might use the question of American intelligence, especially code-breaking, as an issue in the 1944 campaign. He was afraid that a lot of high-profile discussion of American codebreaking might well spook both the Japanese and Germans into changing a lot of their other codes and ciphers. That would have been a military disaster. Marshall wasn't interested in who won the election, but he...

    10/01/2003 5:41:26 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 26 replies · 260+ views
    10/01/03 | Prognostigaator
    Was Ambassador Wilson's motivation to go to Niger a magnaminous offer to - "I spent the next eight days drinking sweet mint tea and meeting with dozens of people: current government officials, former government officials, people associated with the country's uranium business." Or was his patriotism prompted by the all expenses paid trip and the hefty 'fee' from the CIA slush fund?Did Valerie Thane use any 'vigorish' to get her husband that plush assignment?
  • Definitive French

    07/30/2003 8:17:06 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 3 replies · 106+ views
    Langa's list | French
    France has had an 80% loss of tourists from the USA thus far this year...The following translations are for the 20 % who choose to visit la belle France..... 1. Suivez la piste: Follow the drunken woman 2. Hors de combat: Ladies of easy virtue, who specialise in military clients 3. La vie en rose: The pink aircraft (this can also mean rare meat, depending on the context) 4. Tant pis: My aunt is in the bathroom 5. En garde: In the railway station 6. Femme fatale: A dead woman 7. Coup de grace: Lawn mower 8. Coupe de glace:...
  • Explosives To Destroy Main Bridge Over Euphrates Foiled By Fast Moving Air Cav Troops...

    03/25/2003 7:27:12 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 95 replies · 280+ views
    Paula Zahn not impressed....
  • Needed:Photo of Mussolini 's Demise @ End of WWII

    03/22/2003 8:35:00 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 22 replies · 500+ views
    AP UP files
    Il Duce and his entourage was caught by locals while trying to escape in a motorcade towards the end of WWII.Needless to say, his , and the group he was with were killed...That photo was never seen by Saddam Hussein nor by other despotic and evil dictators of today.....
  • Hannity Exposes Nancy Pelosi $1 Mil Grant to Her Former Aide's Think Tank.

    02/22/2003 1:43:48 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 18 replies · 297+ views
    Sean Hannity Radio | 2/20/03 | Sean Hannity
    To be continued-Sean Hannity voiced his displeasure at Nancy Pelosi's insertion of a million dollar grant to a San Francisco Think Tank headed by her former aide that Hannity ,(not Colmes), found in the 3000 page federal budget yesterday." So much for compassionate liberalism and assistance to San Francisco's homeless , the poor, and needy,-just shows you the hypocrisy of the left", he said.....
  • Clinton's Still Haunted By FBI Files Scandal....(repost)

    12/27/2002 4:33:04 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 72 replies · 605+ views
    The Chicago Times | : January 20, 2000 | Robert Novak
    Clinton's Still Haunted By FBI Files Scandal Federal District Judge Royce C. Lamberth, a Reagan appointee who often has ruled against the Clinton administration, may be nearing two decisions of profound importance for the president's legacy and for the first lady's future. At issue is the most mysterious of the Clinton scandals: discovery at the White House of more than 900 secret FBI personnel files, including dossiers of prominent Republicans. For more than six months, Lamberth has had on his desk requests for sworn testimony by two people--a former White House aide's ex-wife who claims Hillary Rodham Clinton was associated...
  • Lott Should Seek Repentence as did Bill Clinton--(Cinton to receive weekly Spiritual Counseling )

    12/15/2002 8:57:16 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 13 replies · 253+ views
    Google | 9/15/98 | By Randall Mikkelsen ,Reuters
    "President Clinton will receive weekly spiritual counseling to hold him ``accountable for his behavior'' and resist ``temptations that have conquered him in the past,'' the White House and clergy members said. The announcement Tuesday follows Clinton's soul-baring confession before a group of religious leaders at the White House last Friday, at which he repented for his affair with Monica Lewinsky and vowed to better himself. ``We want him to understand what went wrong with him personally that led to the tragic sins that have so marred his life and the office of the presidency,'' said Rev. Tony Campolo, an American...
  • "Ararat"..A Picture Within a Picture

    12/06/2002 3:58:15 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 17 replies · 25+ views
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette | 12/4/02 | Chris Sinacola
    Canadian director Atom Egoyan's latest film, Ararat, opens with a haunting musical sequence and the painted image of an Armenian mother and son in the city of Van in 1915. If you are Armenian or just know your history, you will immediately understand what that means. But anyone who has lived or worked in Central Massachusetts for any length of time, particularly in Worcester or Whitinsville, surely has some consciousness of the thriving Armenian communities here, and the history, both rich and tragic, that informs them. That history, thankfully, is better known and more discussed here than in many places....
  • Warning to the new Congress, or , What are in the 900+ FBI Files?

    12/04/2002 7:36:56 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 16 replies · 146+ views
    Capital Hill Blue ^ | 8/18/99 | Jack Sharp
    By the staff of Capitol Hill Blue August 18, 1999 In March of 1998, a casual observer might have thought California Republican Congressman Jay Kim's career was over. Kim had admitted to committing the largest amount of campaign violations ever by a member of Congress. More than one-third of the contributions to his 1992 primary campaign, which he won by only 889 votes, were illegal. "Jay Kim probably stole a congressional election in 1992 by this fraudulent campaign financing scheme. If the House is serious about the meaning of elections and democracy, they'll expel him, and soon," said Gary Ruskin,...
  • The Democrats:THE PAST, THE PRESENT, NO FUTURE -- A Window Into Their Mindset

    11/21/2002 6:53:27 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 13 replies · 90+ views ^ | 10/02/2000 | Maggie Gallagher [Posted by kattracks 10/00
    Poor Al Gore. (add Daschle, McCauliffe, Streissand, Pelosi, Hillary, members of the media,and whoever else the shoe fit.....then, and still does today). Here he is with a surging economy, a president at his beck and call, a kissable wife -- and that pesky challenger George W. Bush is now pulling ahead again in national polls. How can voters be so ungrateful to the Human Pretzel who has bent so far over backward to be anything they asked? Gore tries to convince us that character doesn't matter, that honor is just another word for the right five-point policy plan. In selling...
  • Submit questions to Woodward re: Bush At War.....

    11/19/2002 8:25:26 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 18 replies · 167+ views
    Washington Post | 11/19 | Assistant Managing Editor, The Washington Post
    Woodward, an assistant managing editor at The Washington Post, will be online Tuesday, Nov. 19, at noon ET to talk about the Bush administration and the president during crisis. Submit your questions and comments before or during the discussion.
  • The House of Extremes.....

    11/12/2002 9:04:43 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 21 replies · 304+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/12/02 | Dick Morris
    <p>HAVING lost badly in the midterm elections, one would expect the Democrats to hone their appeal to middle America and go after the votes of moderates that they lost in a bid to regain the majority. Instead, the House Democrats seem intent on suicide by choosing Nancy Pelosi - a leftist - as their leader. How could they make a mistake like that?</p>
  • A Jaundiced Look at Yellow Journalism (Or A Tribute to To Eleanor Clift,Maureen Dowd et al)

    11/11/2002 7:17:04 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 14 replies · 58+ views
    I've been a technical writer and editor for 15 years. This experience makes me very, very picky about information. I want it correct, complete, unambiguous, and unbiased. Reading the news these days is an exercise in exasperation. Too much journalism these days is Yellow Journalism. It wouldn't be so bad if the journalists flat-out lied. False information can be refuted by comparing it to verified correct information. Yellow Journalists are more insidious than liars. They use rhetorical tricks to make insinuations look like facts and bias look like objectivity. Night Is Day, Up Is Down News editors know that most...
  • Theory: Why the Ultra Liberals Were Jubilant Last Night... (vanity)

    10/30/2002 5:24:09 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 8 replies · 3+ views
    "We will win.....we will win", shouted Mark Wellstone at his father's memorial last night..Joined by thousands of others , this frenetic and frenzied chant was reflected upon by a caller today to the Rush Limbaugh show...He concluded that the democrats have no adherance to any formal religion ,save politics.Rush corrected him by saying "Liberalism is their religion." And that winning at any cost ,even death, is the opiate that drives them for [political] power and by any means to retain that power...No belief in God,but a belief in man which to them is the cure-all for what they feel for...
  • Clinton Has No Clothes[OR-My Popularatity in My <i>Miss</I>America's Enemies Contest.]

    10/20/2002 10:41:22 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 6 replies · 141+ views
    National Review | 11/30/01 | Byron York
    Clinton Has No Clothes: What 9/11 revealed about the ex-President On June 25, 1996, a powerful truck bomb exploded outside the Khobar Towers barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, tearing the front from the building, blasting a crater 35 feet deep, and killing 19 American soldiers. Hundreds more were injured. When news reached Washington, President Bill Clinton vowed to bring the killers to justice. "The cowards who committed this murderous act must not go unpunished," he said angrily. "Let me say again: We will pursue this. America takes care of our own. Those who did it must not go unpunished." The...
  • "Do Not Forget"

    09/11/2002 8:58:18 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 3 replies · 41+ views
    e-mail | sometime since 9/11/01 and now | Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.)
    " DO NOT FORGET "........ I sat in a movie theater watching "Schindler's List," asked myself, "Why didn't the Jews fight back?" Now I know why. I sat in a movie theater, watching "Pearl Harbor" and asked myself, "Why weren't we prepared?" Now I know why. Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict, the actions of evil people. On September 11, dozens of capable airplane passengers allowed themselves to be overpowered by a handful of poorly armed terrorists because they did not comprehend the depth of hatred that motivated their captors. On September 11, thousands of innocent people were murdered...
  • Public Protest At Blackstone & Shaw [Fresno, Ca]

    04/20/2002 1:41:45 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 11 replies · 174+ views
    The Fresno Bee | 4/20/02 | Diana Marcum
    Opinions Intersect Public protest in Fresno turned a new corner Friday when people deeply divided over Israel's occupation of the West Bank stood on the same street corner. From the time of protests over the Persian Gulf War, the intersection of Blackstone and Shaw has been where people try to grab public attention by waving signs and shouting slogans. But opposing sides always grabbed opposing corners. This time, a group waving the white and blue flag of Israel and calling for U.S. support as Israel goes to war in response to a series of suicide bombings assembled on the same...
  • The Ugly Straw American

    02/25/2002 6:46:30 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/25/02 | Suzanne Fields
    GEORGE BUSH is trying to create a better image of America abroad. He's decided to convert the wartime communications effort into a permanent office for spreading a positive picture of the United States around the world. While his emphasis is on "global diplomacy, " information will include issues of domestic policy and cultural values. "A lot of the world does not like America, and it's going to take years to change their hearts and minds'' a senior administration official told The New York Times. He's right about that. He could start by attempting to disarm the Europeans and the ...
  • Dick & Greta --- Words and Dirge [for Susteren?] Unspellchecked transcript courtesy of Polit

    02/08/2002 2:21:46 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 30 replies · 151+ views
  • Weren’t We All So Young Then?

    12/31/2001 7:30:30 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 4 replies · 306+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Anna Quindlen
    ................"They did not please the eye, but they boggled the mind, the arrogance of them, the confidence of their vertical reach, the symbol of a city that was sometimes graceless and always brash but never apologetic or unsure of itself. That was what we wanted for ourselves. We were young then. “Weren’t we young then?” one middle-aged acquaintance of mine asked a friend, but he was talking just the other day about that time so long ago, in August. On New Year’s Eve in 1999, we all held our breath at the end-of-the-millennium parties throughout the city, waiting for the ...
  • Who Leaked Classified Info?

    11/16/2001 1:18:26 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 6 replies · 4+ views
    pages of FR
    Headline of Article-"U.S. Special Forces Joined Charge On Horseback Against Taliban "[]Washington -- U.S. special forces working with the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan have ridden in cavalry charges against Taliban militia positions, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said. ``In Afghanistan, a country we think of in somewhat medieval terms, our special forces have taken a page from the past, from the history of the horse cavalry with our soldiers armed with swords and rifles, maneuvering on horseback,'' Wolfowitz said in a speech last night. The Pentagon has said in general terms that U.S. special forces are working with Northern Alliance ...
  • Kabul Deserted by Taliban

    11/13/2001 3:23:19 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 5 replies · 3+ views
    live news
    Both MSNBC Fox reporting fall of Kabul with only token opposition. Kubul City the background of live news reports. Some looting going on. Northern Alliance taking over key Taliban buildings and food stores....
  • General Clarke :Your -- the premise of your question is somewhat derisive

    11/07/2001 4:00:28 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 29 replies · 145+ views
    DOD Transcript | 11/7/01 , 11/8/01,11/9/ infinitum
    Q: General, as a military man, just in one month since the aerial campaign -- in effect, again, the aerial campaign, could I ask you to comment about, A, the limitations of air power, including the operation, and B, the inevitability of a substantial ground operation, U.S. ground operation, in the months ahead? I'm not asking to pin you down operational details, but I'm asking you to speak in a more general concept. I know you're a Marine, so it's going to color what you're saying, but -- Pace: I will tell you what I can. And what I will ...
  • Whose "Successful "War is this Anyway? Congress's or the Media?

    10/09/2001 10:08:18 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 17 replies · 2+ views
    News Conference.
    "This is a time of war...""We are at war"- Arie Fleisher"The President is responsible for our military he puts in harm's way.."And immediately the cackling press corps voices their objections to the limiting of "classified information" to fewer members of Congress as a result of the leaking of same by a loose lipped member of that austere and patriotic body -who are forever concerned about their next election rather than the next generation ...
  • The "Nimda" virus ("Admin" spelled backwards) -How to Protect...

    09/18/2001 12:24:04 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 29 replies · 3+ views
    Mark Kellner Newsletter.
    "Friends, In his just-concluded news conference, U.S. Atty. General John Ashcroft mentioned the "Nimda" virus ("Admin" spelled backwards). As noted by Symantec Corp. on its Web site: m.html "W32.Nimda.A@mm is a new mass-mailing worm that utilizes email to propagate itself. The threat arrives as a file named readme.exe in an email. "In addition, the worm sends out probes to Microsoft IIS servers attempting to spread itself by using the Unicode Web Traversal exploit similar to W32.BlueCode.Worm. Compromised servers may display a webpage prompting a visitor to download an Outlook file which contains the worm as an attachment. "Also, the ...
  • "The Smoking Gun" Website--Interrogation of Terrorist in the First Bombing of WTC -

    These are excerpts from a transcript of an interrogation of terrorist Abdul Hakim Murad. The Q&A was conducted by Philippine investigators after Murad was arrested in that country on U.S. charges. Murad and alleged World Trade Center bombing mastermind Ramzi Ahmed Yousef were later convicted of plotting to bomb various airplanes. We have also included, on page nine of this document, a copy of one of Yousef's phony ID cards. home | fall | email | top page
  • Did CNN Finally 'Get It;'?..Will the Rest of the "Elite Media" Learn What "Gravitas" Really Means?

    09/15/2001 7:13:26 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 56 replies · 170+ views
    CNN this Saturday morning has much praise for President Bush.They have re-broadcast more than once Dubya's unrehearsed and extemporaneous answer to a hard-hat at the WTC who had shouted out-"We can't hear you"."We can hear you" , Bush replied, "And those people who knocked down this building will hear from us" .Amidst cheers of "USA" and the raised arms of the men who were there must have impressed John King , ex-Foxes Paula Zahn,and CNN producers enough to realize that it is the likes of ordinary "hard hats" who can distinguish beteen the phoniness of a Bill Clinton and the ...
  • In Hindsight: The Revealing May 1998 Bin Laden Interview by John Miller in southern Afghanistan.

    09/13/2001 3:54:32 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 7 replies · 325+ views
    ... What is the meaning of your call for Muslims to take arms against America in particular, and what is the message that you wish to send to the West in general? The call to wage war against America was made because America has spear-headed the crusade against the Islamic nation, sending tens of thousands of its troops to the land of the two Holy Mosques over and above its meddling in its affairs and its politics, and its support of the oppressive, corrupt and tyrannical regime that is in control. These are the reasons behind the singling out ...
  • 'And not a man shall we take that will taste our mercy'--"GO AND TELL THEM SO"

    09/11/2001 12:43:39 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 17 replies · 461+ views
    Posted on Free Republic on 09/11/2001 11:46:58 PDT by Snake65 | Posted on 09/11/2001 11:46:58 PDT by Snake65 | Posted on 09/11/2001 11:46:58 PDT by Snake65
    I was not angry since I came to France Until this instant. Take a trumpet, herald; Ride thou unto the horsemen on yonder hill; If they will fight with us, bid them come down Or void the field; They do offend our sight. If they'll do neither, we will come to them And make them skirr away as swift as stones Enforced from the old Assyrian slings; Besides, we'll cut the throats of those we have, And not a man of them shall we take That shall taste our mercy. Go and tell them so. Henry V, Act IV, scene ...
  • While Congress and the president were away, Terry McAuliffe and the DNC came to play

    09/11/2001 5:52:35 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 1 replies · 197+ views ^ | Martha Brant
    Sept. 5 — I thought August would be a languorous time on the White House beat. It turns out that the Democratic National Committee had plans for me and the rest on the Bush beat. While President Bush and Congress were away, the DNC’s top man, Terry McAuliffe, decided it was time to play politics, by stepping up a public-relations campaign over the Internet. He hired three former Clinton staffers to run his press shop, put them to work unearthing the e-mail addresses of all the White House press corps and lined up a stable of Democratic experts primed ...
  • "The Accidental President"- Join Newsweek Senior Writer and author David A. Kaplan on for a Live Tal

    Secrets of the Florida Recount According to Newsweek's David A. Kaplan, the fiercest battle of the Florida election fiasco took place in Washington in the back chambers of the Supreme Court. In his new book "The Accidental President," Kaplan details the secret maneuvering and bitterness that consumed the court as the justices agonized over a decision that promised to seal their personal futures and the future of the nation. When the court finally reached its decision to invalidate the Florida recount by a razor thin 5-4 margin, it handed George Bush the presidency, outraged Democrats, and raised speculation about the ...
  • The More Things Change

    09/05/2001 5:54:34 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 8 replies · 4+ views
    9/4/01 | Deb Weiss
    A View From Here -- Deb Weiss A VIEW FROM HERE by deb weiss every tuesday The More Things Change September 4, 2001 I suppose a lot has changed since last I wrote. Except -- as my teenage daughters would say -- NOT. Change is mostly a matter of interpretation, when you get right down to it, and the fact remains that the one truly admirable thing the French ever gave the world (with the possible exception of a fresh croissant), is the maxim we translate roughly, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." EMAIL: DEB ...
  • Houston School District Plans to Hike Rate by 7.1 Cents

    08/30/2001 7:55:29 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 5+ views | Aug. 30, 2001, | MELANIE MARKLE
    Aug. 30, 2001, 7:49AM A budget proposal requiring a 7.1-cent tax increase was unveiled by Houston school officials Wednesday, one day before the school board is scheduled to vote on it. A public hearing on the budget and tax increase is scheduled for 4 p.m. today at HISD headquarters, 3830 Richmond. The board vote is scheduled after the hearing. The Houston Independent School District's $1.8 billion proposal includes $50 million for an employee compensation package that was approved last spring and $7 million for higher health insurance costs. If the new tax rate is approved, an owner of a $100,000 ...
  • Not Everything Goes in California -["Loose Lips" Sculpture Sunk In Sacto]

    08/29/2001 6:21:34 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 20+ views
    Washington Times | 8/29/01 | K. Lloyd Billingsley
    As legend has it, California is an open-minded, swinging place where anything goes and anybody, particularly among politicians, is fair game for satirists. The California State Fair has exploded that notion by banning a work of art that satirizes William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States - a tough job that one artist somehow managed to pull off. Peter Langenbach, a middle school art teacher in the Bay Area, used recycled materials to depict Bill Clinton lying in repose in a bathtub, accompanied by Monica Lewinsky, who once toiled as an intern in the White House. ...
  • A Love Story- Of One's Wife, Of One's Country, Of One's God.

    08/18/2001 7:45:09 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 208+ views
    PC911 ^ | July 1861 | Major Sullivan Ballou
    14 July 1861 Camp Clark, Washington [D.C.] My very dear Sarah: The indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days -- perhaps tomorrow. Lest I should not be able to write again, I feel impelled to write a few lines that may fall under your eye when I shall be no more.... I have no misgivings about, or lack of confidence in the cause in which I am engaged, and my courage does not halt or falter. I know how strongly American civilization now leans on the triumph of the Government, and how great a debt ...
  • War And Peace

    08/13/2001 3:29:34 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 12+ views
    JWR ^ | Yaffa Ganz
    This is about as instant an article as you are ever going to read. News items will, of course, reach you more quickly, but for an almost-but-not-quite-on - the-spot article, thanks to the internet, this is fast. Fast enough is to give you an idea of what normal, "quiet", everyday life means in Israel today. It's 2:30, Thursday afteroon. A hot, quiet, August afternoon. The phone just rang. It was a daughter-in-law asking breathlessly, "Are you all OK? Are you all home?" This is a sure-fire announcement that something has happened. It happened now - two minutes ago - ...
  • How Gullible Does Clinton Think We Are?

    08/12/2001 11:27:58 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 82+ views
    JWR ^ | Feb. 2001 | Dan K. Thomasson
    THERE is an old rule of thumb in ferreting out political corruption. Follow the money. That was true in the Teapot Dome scandals of the 1920s and in the Bobby Baker Senate scandals of the early 1960s. It was true in the Watergate debacle a decade later and it is true in the current matter of former fugitives Marc Rich and Pincus Green. Following the greenbacks - some $1.45 million of them - leads even the most naïve of us to the almost inescapable conclusion that Bill Clinton's startling pardons of Rich and Green were predicated on money. If ...