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  • Fmr ACORN head calls Tea Parties "bowel movement" and claims "they're coming after you"

    04/21/2010 6:51:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 96 replies · 1,605+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/21/10 5:10 PM EDT | J.P. Freire
    Former ACORN head Bertha Lewis told a group of the Young Democratic Socialists: Any of these groups that says, "I'm young, I'm Democratic, and I'm a socialist," is okay with me. You know that's no light thing to do -- to actually say, I'm a socialist. You've got to know, actually, we are living in a time that's going to dwarf the McCarthy era. It is going to dwarf the internment of World War II. We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation. They are coming. And they are...
  • Limbaugh doesn't get it: Idiots damage NFL product

    10/14/2009 8:50:05 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 62 replies · 2,166+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 10/14/2009 | Jeff Schultz
    Rush Limbaugh will not be an NFL owner and it’s not because, to borrow the title of Al Franken’s book, “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.” OK. It’s a little bit of that. If Limbaugh and all of his “ditto heads” out there want to blame the liberal, bed-wetting, panty-waste, fruitcake media with the left-wing agenda — and THAT’S why this country’s going to hell in a hand-basket, mister! — for him being rejected by the NFL, well, they’re missing the point. The NFL has a product. The NFL has the most sought-after product in professional sports. The NFL...
  • The Popes Of Rome

    10/15/2008 11:17:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 450 replies · 6,041+ views
    "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognise them" Matthew 7:15-16 CORRUPTION STEPHEN VII (896-897AD) "He dug up a Corsican predecessor, Pope Formosus (891-896), when he had been dead for over nine months. He dressed the stinking corpse in full pontificals, placed him on the throne in the Lateran and proceeded to interrogate him personally.After being found guilty, the corpse was condemned as an anti-pope, stripped and minus the two fingers with which he had given his fake apostolic blessing, was thrown into the...
  • Oil exec: Prices driven by 'fundamentals'(congress still ignoring the need for domestic supplies)

    05/21/2008 7:51:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 147 replies · 1,483+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/21/2008 | Steve Hargreaves
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Amid increasing public outcry over record-shattering oil and gas prices, senators hauled company executives in to testify Wednesday to ask what's behind the recent runup. The Senate Judiciary Committee called the hearing to explore the skyrocketing price of oil, which topped $130 a barrel earlier in the day. The committee is set to question executives from Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500), ConocoPhillips (COP, Fortune 500), Shell Oil Co. (RDSA), Chevron (CVX, Fortune 500) and BP (BP). "Normal supply and demand says prices should be around $55 to $60 a barrel," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman...
  • Manny Aragon, three others indicted in kickback scheme (Prominent NM Democrat Politicos)

    03/29/2007 3:41:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 87 replies · 3,913+ views
    Albuquerque KOB-TV Channel 4 ^ | March 29, 2007 | Todd Dukart
    Four people were indicted Thursday in an alleged kickback scheme that?s at the core of the debate over the firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias. Former state Senate President Pro Tem Manny Aragon, Toby Martinez, Raul Parra and Sandra Mata Martinez all face charges. The U.S. attorney?s office in Albuquerque says Marc Schiff, Ken Schultz and Manuel Guara had already entered guilty pleas in the case. Investigators say the kickbacks were related to the construction of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse in Albuquerque. Iglesias believes he was fired as the federal prosecutor for New Mexico for resisting pressure from Senator...
  • Banned by YouTube: Islamic Teachings, Cruelty From The Quran

    02/10/2007 11:38:57 AM PST · by faq · 60 replies · 3,547+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2/9/2007 | Nick Gisburne
    This is a video that was banned by YouTube. It was posted on YouTube by an atheist who had previously posted lots of videos. But, when he posted a video called Islamic Teachings his video was removed and his account was deleted. The video is nothing more than quotes from the Quran set to music. I thought it was very well done. After YouTube deleted his account he made another video under a different username asking to be reinstated. If you watch that video you can tell he was hurt. Almost like he had lost a friend. The video that...
  • Chris Wallace: "I felt as if a mountain was coming down in front of me. "

    09/24/2006 1:37:33 PM PDT · by rface · 269 replies · 9,299+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | 09.24.06 | Patrick W. Gavin
    Following today's buzz generating conversation with Bill Clinton, Chris Wallace shared some of his post-interview thoughts with FishbowlDC: I was delighted to get the chance to interview former President Clinton. This was the first one-on-one sitdown he's ever given "Fox News Sunday" during our 10 years on the air. The groundrules were simple--15 minutes--to be divided evenly between questions about the Clinton Global Initiative and anything else I wanted to ask. I intended to keep to the groundrules. In fact--I prepared 10 questions--5 on the CGI and 5 on other issues. I began the interview with 2 questions about Mr....
  • Firefox's 'retreat' ensures Microsoft excels

    08/26/2005 6:31:03 PM PDT · by Bush2000 · 618 replies · 4,819+ views
    Contractor UK ^ | Aug 22, 2005 | Contractor UK
    Firefox's 'retreat' ensures Microsoft excels Open source web browser Firefox has lost the momentum it has steadily gained since it was unleashed last year, according to Web analysts at Net Applications. The online portals unique Hit List service reveals a slump in the Mozilla browsers market share, falling from 8.7% to 8.1 % in July. Coinciding with its demise, was the advance of Microsoft's IE that has gained some of the ground surrendered in June, climbing back from 86.6 % to 87.2% last month. The revival for the dominant browser comes on the back of average monthly losses of between...
  • China's Linux industry considers mega-merger

    08/27/2005 7:10:39 AM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 67 replies · 630+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | August 25, 2005 | Sumner Lemon
    A major reorganization is in the works for China's open-source software industry, with discussions under way over how local Linux vendors and industry organizations can cooperate more closely -- including the possibility of a merger between several of the country's top Linux companies. If the discussions result in a merger, it would be one that involves some of the biggest names in China's Linux industry, including Turbolinux China Software, Red Flag Software, and Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software, according to executives involved with the discussions. Closer cooperation among Chinese Linux vendors and industry organizations is essential if the country's software...
  • Linux thrives in left-leaning Kerala

    08/27/2005 2:23:40 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 114 replies · 1,380+ views
    NewsForge ^ | August 26, 2005 | Sreelakshmi Haridas
    Kerala, a tiny coastal state in south India, is a site of significant popularity of free software and GNU/Linux. What lessons can Kerala teach other areas about using free and open source software? Kerala, as a state, is strongly grounded in principles of socialism. Most of the educated middle class is leftist, at least in principle. The state is credited with a near 100% literacy rate and better social statistics than most of the rest of the country. And all this is reflected in a spirit among the people to question any decision imposed on them. They resent lack of...
  • Democrats Demand Retraction From Rove

    06/23/2005 8:53:47 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 424 replies · 14,707+ views
    Guardian.co.UK & AP ^ | 6/23/05 | JIM ABRAMS
    Democrats are demanding that White House adviser Karl Rove immediately retract and apologize for comments that liberals responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes by wanting to ``prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.'' ``The one thing New York has had since Sept. 11 is unity,'' said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. ``To inject politics into this and to defame a large number of people'' is outrageous, he said. ``It's not what New York and America is all about.'' Rove, Bush's chief political adviser, said in a speech Wednesday that ``liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks...
  • Six SEALs sue AP, reporter

    12/28/2004 10:03:56 PM PST · by kattracks · 26 replies · 2,897+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    Six Navy SEALs filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press and one of its reporters yesterday, saying the news organization revealed their identities, compromised their security and invaded their privacy by publishing personal photographs in a Dec. 4 story. The complaint says AP reporter Seth Hettena used about 40 images from the personal photo-storage Web site of a Navy SEAL wife. [snip]The images were picked up by the Arab press, including Al Jazeera, and have made their way onto a billboard outside U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where detainees from the war on terror are being kept. The...
  • Anti-Kerry Film Showing Canceled (Check out the pic, welcome to Philly LOL)

    10/19/2004 8:17:15 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 69 replies · 6,660+ views
    WPVI ^ | 10/19
    October 19, 2004 The Big Story on Action News is a politically motivated film furor Tuesday night in Jenkintown. Supporters of George Bush and John Kerry went nose to nose Tuesday night in Montgomery County, and neither side had any intention of backing down. Nerves are fraying at the edges, and there are still two weeks before Election Day. The emotion of this politically charged presidential election got the best of some people. People who came out to see the anti-Kerry film, "Stolen Honor" were already upset that management of the Baederwood Theater cancelled the showing after threats of...
  • Pull the plug on 'Relevant Radio'

    10/02/2004 4:40:13 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 18 replies · 738+ views
    snip A Zogby poll of Minnesota voters released Sept. 6 indicates that Catholics, who supported Sen. John Kerry by a margin of 48 to 42 percent in the Star Tribune's July Minnesota poll, now are with President Bush by a startling 60 to 36 percent. One organization that has worked hard to make it that way is "Relevant Radio," 1330 AM, the new right-wing Catholic voice of God in town -- and a presence in swing states Wisconsin, Iowa and Pennsylvania. To whatever extent Relevant Radio is making a difference, it does so both by its selection of issues for...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • U.S. Soldier Gets Year Jail Term for Prisoner Abuse

    05/19/2004 9:05:21 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 633+ views
    my way ^ | May 19 | Luke Baker and Alastair Macdonald
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A tearful U.S. soldier was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees in a scandal threatening to undermine President Bush's re-election chances. Military policeman Jeremy Sivits, who apologized to Iraqis at the first court martial of soldiers accused of abuses which sparked worldwide outrage, was also expelled from the army. It was not enough for Iraqis protesting outside Abu Ghraib prison, scene of the scandal that came to light when pictures were published of naked and terrified Iraqi inmates being abused and sexually humiliated. "It's a kangaroo court, set up...
  • Online Company Shuts Down Site With Beheading

    05/13/2004 8:46:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 792+ views
    aolnews.com ^ | 5 13 04 | SEAN YOONG
    <p>KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (May 13) - The al-Qaida-linked Web site that first posted a video of American civilian Nicholas Berg's beheading was shut down Thursday by the Malaysian company that hosted it - because it was drawing too much traffic.</p>
  • Family of Beheaded U.S. Man Releases Statement

    05/11/2004 1:26:19 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 185 replies · 1,948+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 5 11 04 | reuters
    frame grab taken from web site video footage May 11, 2004, shows a man, who identified himself as Nick Berg of Philadelphia (C) seated in front of his five masked captors moments before he was executed. Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq beheaded an American civilian and vowed more killings in revenge for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, an Islamist Web site said on Tuesday. After one of the masked men read out a statement, they pushed Berg to the floor and shouted 'God is greatest' above his screams as one of them sawed his head off with a large knife...
  • Al Franken to bash Brit Hume, Fox News during USO tour in Afghanistan, Iraq

    09/28/2003 7:44:03 PM PDT · by nwrep · 92 replies · 692+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | September 28, 2003 | nwrep
    Insecure, vulgar writer Al Franken, who now claims to be a satirist, revealed during a fund-raising speech to the DNC in New York this week that he is planning on going full bore against the Fox News channel and its anchor Brit Hume. Franken disclosed during the speech that he is still mad about Brit's remark statistically comparing US fatality rate in Iraq to violent deaths in California and that he is planning on attacking Fox News and Brit Hume for alleged insensitivity and callousness towards troops. Viewers of Bill O'Reilly's The Factor may recall Franken's tirade early last...
  • Director of Website Celebrating Suicide Bombing is Democratic Donor

    08/30/2003 1:27:29 PM PDT · by nwrep · 30 replies · 614+ views
    You may remember the Chicago-based Islamic website Soundvision.com which hosted messages celebrating and applauding the suicide bombing in Israel last week, such as these highlighted by Daniel Pipes: ************************************************************************** SoundVision.com Visitors Applaud Jerusalem Suicide Bombing. The murder of 18 bus-riding Israelis by a militant Islamic terrorist on August 19 met with the expected joy in the Palestinian and Lebanese street ("Several hundred young men poured into the streets of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon on Tuesday and handed out sweets to celebrate a suicide bomb attack on a Jerusalem bus," reads one account). More noteworthy is the public, English-language...
  • Freepers: What is the best 9/11 Memorial Site for Students?

    08/26/2003 5:53:38 PM PDT · by LS · 17 replies · 568+ views
    self | 8/26/03 | LS
    Freepers, I've seen a couple of 9/11 sites. Some are pretty good. I want a site that a) comes up pretty quickly; b) doesn't have a long drawn-out intro; c) includes the horrible pictures. This is for students in college. I want them to remember, but I do have limited time, and can't have a 10-minute intro. Also, I'd prefer it not to be too preachy, but to let the images/music do all the talking. Suggestions? Thanks.
  • ABC News Favorite Cuba Among World's Worst Places for Journalists

    05/02/2003 6:42:11 PM PDT · by nwrep · 7 replies · 349+ views
    The Committee to Protect Journalists ^ | May 2, 2003 | Todd Pitman, AP
    ABC News and Peter Jennings' favorite country, Cuba, was named by the CPJ as one of the world's worst countries to be a journalist. The Committee to Protect Journalists named Iraq (news - web sites), where nine journalists died in the first three weeks of the U.S.-led invasion, the "worst place in the world" to be a journalist. Afghanistan (news - web sites) was fourth on the list released Friday by the U.S.-based media watchdog, which said its list of "10 worst places to be a journalist" reflected the physical danger, government harassment, jailings and intimidation faced by journalists....
  • Vanity:where the left scores, why we need "join" the protest "party"

    03/28/2003 6:02:45 AM PST · by JudgemAll · 22 replies · 573+ views
    self ^ | 03 28 03 | self
    As you all know, as conservatives, we believe it is good sometimes to spank our kids and our wife (ahem), as well as make love to the wife and tickle the children. Why? Because emotions of pleasure and pain etc, have a tendency to hard wire a learned fact. It is called the law of effect, and it is the enemy's strategy that aims at bypassing reason. The left is crude because the left is in a long range process of rewiring what people were taught at birth. They do not go beyond that, yet the scary thing is they...
  • Freeper Resource: Sleuthing The Iraq-Bin Laden Connection (Redone)

    03/16/2003 8:11:05 AM PST · by Republican_Strategist · 52 replies · 5,820+ views
    Free Republic | 3-16-2003 | Michael Miller
    The Damning Evidence: Iraq-Bin Laden Connection In an address on October 7, 2002, President Bush said: We know that Iraq and al Qaeda have had high-level contacts that go back for a decade. Iraq could decide on any given day to provide a biological or chemical weapon to a terrorist group or individual terrorists. Alliance with terrorists could allow the Iraqi regime to attack America without leaving any fingerprints. Smoking Gun: Iraq Tempts Bin Laden To Attack West Posted by Uncle Bill 7 comments Posted on 09/18/2001 11:30 PM EDT Smoking Gun:Was bin Laden working with Iraq? Posted by...
  • Chemical war suits in London mosque

    01/25/2003 3:55:04 PM PST · by MadIvan · 113 replies · 1,834+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | January 26, 2003 | Hala Jaber and David Leppard
    DETECTIVES investigating a plot by Islamic terrorists to carry out a chemical weapons attack in Britain have found chemical warfare protection suits at a mosque in north London. The NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) suits were discovered during a raid by 150 police officers on the Finsbury Park mosque last Monday. Informed sources said the discovery confirmed growing fears by police and MI5 that a chemical attack is being planned by supporters of Osama Bin Ladens Al-Qaeda movement in Britain. Police announced after the raid they had seized a small arsenal of weapons including a stun gun, an imitation firearm...
  • HILLARY'S DAY JOB

    11/10/2002 8:57:29 AM PST · by KLT · 29 replies · 436+ views
    NY POST.COM ^ | 11-09-02 | NY POST EDITIORIAL STAFF
    <p>Given her name, celebrity and cash-raising prowess, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will undoubtedly be tempted to assume a significant role in the loyal opposition, now that Republicans firmly control both the White House and the Congress.</p> <p>We hope she declines.</p>
  • NEWSFLASH: Mondale: "I will not make sanity an issue in this campaign."

    11/04/2002 5:37:57 PM PST · by KLT · 35 replies · 455+ views
    BSNN.NET ^ | 11-04-02 | BSNN.NET STAFF
    "I will not exploit, for political purposes, the apparent sanity of my opponent," said Walter Mondale (D-Insane) when asked whether he was up to the task of returning to the Senate. Mondale made the comments at a press conference where he revealed a wardrobe change, a change that he says will prove once and for all that he is still "hip enough to be a US Senator." "I want my campaign to appeal to young people," Mondale said. To that end, the former Vice President is hosting an election eve dance party headlined by K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Activists...
  • Follow the Sniper Money

    10/26/2002 11:56:32 AM PDT · by per loin · 43 replies · 565+ views
    per loin
    "Follow the Money". There has been much misdirection and disinformation about where the money was supposed to go. It was to go into a credit card account, but not one stolen in the Alabama robbery. The police chief there was adamant in stating that no credit card was taken in that robbery. A redacted copy of the killer's note has been published, and an astute freeper has shown us how to get past the redactions and read the name on that credit card account. You can find that name by going hereA check for that name hasn't yielded much, but...
  • WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS<BR>IT'S THE RANT BOYS AND GIRLS

    10/18/2002 5:29:17 AM PDT · by KLT · 44 replies · 409+ views
    CAPITOLHILLBLUE ^ | 10-18-02 | DOUG THOMPSON
    Its official. The Washington-area sniper story is now a full-fledged circus. All the ingredients are in place: 1A phony witness leads police and media on a wild goose chase, telling a tall tale of a cream colored van with a non-functioning taillight, driven by an olive-skinned man and carrying a shooter with an AK-74 none of which existed. 2Fox News sends its top hack, Mr. Showbiz himself, Geraldo Rivera, to do a standup at the Fredricksburg, Virginia, shooting. Afterwards, Geraldo retires to do what he does best, autograph butts at the local Hooters, then jets off to Bali...
  • The American Precedent

    08/27/2002 5:43:58 PM PDT · by KLT · 26 replies · 457+ views
    BSNN.NET ^ | Nathan Porter
    God bless those Brits (love them,hate them). Despite spending most of their time fretting over whether Tony sniffs George's ass too much or whether Tony gives it to Cherie too much or whether Charles or Wills will be the next Queen of England, they still have time to focus on the absurd. According to the BBC, a British bookmaker is giving 6-1 to odds that actor Michael Douglas will one day become President of the United States. You see Michael, like most self-important, self-deluded, self-gratifying, liberal Hollywood types, fancies himself more than a guy who makes a living kissing Glenn...
  • Study: Test Caused Smallpox Outbreak

    06/15/2002 9:57:48 PM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 10 replies · 428+ views
    Yahoo News / VIA capitolhillblue.com ^ | Sat Jun 15, 4:54 PM ET | CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials weighing whether to dispense smallpox vaccine to the nation were presented with the possibility Saturday that the virus might be a more effective terrorist weapon than they thought. U.S. researcher Alan Zelicoff, drawing on long-secret Soviet documents, reported on an isolated 1971 outbreak that he said appeared to have been caused by smallpox that was tested as a weapon and carried miles through the air. If that was in fact the cause of the outbreak that killed three people, it suggests that a disease known to spread mainly in close quarters also has the potential to...
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7 A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • Images of Sept. 11 remind us why we fight the war on terrorism

    04/16/2002 3:53:09 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 10 replies · 239+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Apr 16 2002 | Jonah Goldberg
    IF YOU DESTROY it, they will come. I dont mean to be overly glib, but thats what I keep thinking about the site where the World Trade Center used to be. In the movie Field of Dreams Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, clears much of his Iowa cornfield to build a baseball field. The presumably divine voice in his head keeps telling him, If you build it, they will come. The they are untold numbers of Americans from all walks of life. People will come, Ray, explains James Earl Jones character at the end of the film. Theyll come...
  • US takes role in Colombia to new level

    03/23/2002 11:26:13 AM PST · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 445+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday March 21, 2002 | Martin Hodgson in Arauca, Colombia
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Oil, not drugs, is the focus of a $98m aid package to fund an army brigade to protect a pipeline from sabotage by guerrillas The Cano Limon oil pipeline is buried 6ft underground, but its route through the rolling Colombian prairie is clearly marked by a swath of oil slicks and scorched earth - the result of incessant bomb attacks by leftwing rebels. Since it was completed in 1985, the pipeline has been holed so many times that locals call it "the flute". Some 2.9 million barrels of crude oil have...
  • Colombian Rebels Plan Strike in U.S.

    09/24/2001 6:26:19 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 15 replies · 613+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday, September 24, 2001 | Luis Jaime Acosta
    Colombian Rebels Plan Strike in U.S. BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A Colombian guerrilla leader has spoken of a plan to attack U.S. interests both here and in the United States in a tape recording that Colombian security sources confirmed on Monday was the voice of the military commander of the Marxist FARC rebels. Security sources provided Reuters with a copy of the tape which they said contained a message broadcast by Jorge Briceno -- alias ``Mono Jojoy'' -- to his top lieutenants some time during the past month. ``To combat them wherever they may be, until we get to ...
  • Colombia Bombs Rebel Territory

    02/21/2002 6:36:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 571+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Feb 21, 2002, 9:35 AM ET | ANDREW SELSKY
    FLORENCIA, Colombia (AP) - Colombian warplanes began bombing a vast rebel territory Thursday and amassing troops nearby, following the president's decision to cancel peace talks and reclaim the region from leftist guerrillas, the military reported. President Andres Pastrana formally ended Colombia's three-year peace process Wednesday night, just hours after guerrillas hijacked a domestic airliner and kidnapped a senator on the flight. Pastrana set a midnight deadline for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, to abandon the zone in southern Colombia that he gave to the rebel group in 1998. Troops in camouflage uniforms tightly guarded a highway ...
  • Shield Us On Sunday Night? No, Just Show Us

    03/07/2002 8:19:40 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 13 replies · 233+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 03/08/2002 | CLAUDIA ROSETT
    <p>You might think a CBS special called "9/11," offering the public a first look at on-site video footage of the attacks on the World Trade Center, would be prized as a chance to better grasp the full realities of that day--and perhaps even remind ourselves of the enormity of the terrorist threat we still face.</p>
  • Bottom Lines From Sen. Lott?

    01/22/2004 5:34:51 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 23 replies · 224+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2004 | Richard Leiby
    Bottom Lines From Sen. Lott? Sen. Trent Lott, whose impolitic remarks at Strom Thurmond's 100th-birthday celebration cost him his leadership role, may still be suffering from foot-in-mouth disease. In the Washingtonian's February issue, National Editor Kim Eisler -- whom Lott rejected last year as a possible co-author of his memoirs -- quotes the Mississippi Republican as referring to former Carter administration official and journalist Hodding Carter III as "Hodding the Turd" and calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) "butt ugly." (Lott was referring, Eisler reports, to the way Clinton looked in 1974, but he "allowed as how she looks...
  • LRP World News poll "Freeped" by terrorist (Freak Alert)

    02/11/2003 1:59:35 PM PST · by Sockdologer · 80 replies · 735+ views
    LRP World News ^ | 11 Feb 2003
    Last night I was informed that our poll was attacked by terrorist. Not the kind of terrorist you hear about everyday but the kind at Free Republic.com. Freeping is a way of manipulating a poll to reflect an outcome which is not neccesarily the opinion of our visitors. The polling system was ... damaged and before I remove it I want everyone to see what happened. Free Republic at this time has LRP World News Listed at the top of one of their web pages for a need of major freeping. In fact a quick search on google will show...