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  • Records show firm with Beshear ties won last-day contract

    02/28/2016 10:19:11 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Records have revealed that on its last day in office, Kentucky's Steve Beshear administration awarded a no-bid contract of about $3 million to a technology company that retains the husband of one of Beshear's top officials as a consultant and employs one of Beshear's former officials as a lobbyist. Citing records it obtained under the Kentucky Open Records Act, The Courier-Journal reports that on Dec. 7 the administration awarded a contract to SAS Institute of Cary, North Carolina to extend work that SAS was doing in analyzing data to detect fraud in billings made to Medicaid...
  • Morning Memo: Greg Brannon’s Senate campaign touts Rand Paul endorsement

    10/16/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 11 replies
    Newsobserver ^ | 16th October 2013 | John Frank
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul endorsed Republican Greg Brannon for North Carolina’s marque U.S. Senate race, giving the Cary physician’s low-profile campaign a huge boost. “I enthusiastically endorse Greg Brannon for U.S. Senate because he’s a true constitutional conservative who will join me in fighting against business as usual in Washington,” Paul said in a statement Wednesday morning released by Brannon’s campaign. “Americans are looking for leaders who will honor their oath of office by fighting to ‘protect and defend’ the Constitution and Greg is the clear choice for conservatives in North Carolina.”
  • Court Silences Man Who Painted Protest Sign on His House

    02/05/2013 1:51:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | February 3, 2013 | John Ross
    William Bowden painted “Screwed by the Town of Cary” on his house after a road-widening project (allegedly) directed runoff onto his property, damaging his North Carolina home. Within hours, zoning officials paid him a visit, ordering him to remove the sign or pay fines of up to $500 for each day of noncompliance.
  • Gun Rights On Campus Movement Is Gainig Steam

    02/16/2009 5:25:42 PM PST · by ElKafir · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Here is a surprisingly unbiased piece from Washington (com)Post on pro-Second Amendment student groups and their efforts to legalize the right carry concealed firearms in university campuses for self protection. Read on
  • Swimming in modesty

    01/01/2009 4:52:31 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 81 replies · 3,503+ views ^ | 01/01/09 | Yonat Shimron
    Muslim women head to a Cary pool as another cultural barrier falls Salman Sheikh was organizing a swim class for his two sons last summer when fellow Muslim parents approached him about starting a class for girls. Sheikh told them he would ask the Curran Aquatic Center in Cary whether it could accommodate a group of Muslims who preferred a women-only pool. Yes, of course, the leaders of the aquatic center said, and showed him a 15-yard pool that could be rented for $170 an hour. STAFF PHOTOS BY COREY LOWENSTEIN - Tarannum Khan, 30, of Apex, left, and Israa...
  • Was Jesus Political?

    03/13/2006 8:47:39 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 38 replies · 1,056+ views
    American Family Association ^ | 14 March 2006 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    (AgapePress) - Last week, The Raleigh News & Observer reported that Rev. Stephen Davey, a conservative evangelical pastor and founder of Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, NC, believes the church shouldn't engage in political action. "The mission, energy and investment of the church is not to clean up the evils of society," says Davey. "The mission of the church is to evangelize society." Davey's position is similar to that of renowned Bible teacher, John MacArthur, who claims in his book, Why Government Can't Save You, that God has not commissioned His people to declare war on their culture, but instead...
  • Yanking out the South?

    11/23/2005 10:55:41 AM PST · by detsaoT · 199 replies · 3,561+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/23/2005 | Allen G. Breed
    CARY, N.C. - The joke around here is that this town's name is really an acronym for ''Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.'' As far as Vernon Yates is concerned, they haven't been contained well enough. Nearly surrounded by pricey subdivisions, the cinderblock Yates Grocery and Farm Supply sells neither anymore. As if things weren't bad enough, style maven Martha Stewart has chosen this Raleigh suburb to build a signature neighborhood of houses designed after her homes in Maine and New York. Holding court near a potbellied stove, the 69-year-old man in the suspenders and NASCAR shirt laments that his old...
  • Pit bulls to be tested for marijuana

    11/16/2005 5:00:40 PM PST · by Cagey · 12 replies · 688+ views
    South ^ | 11-15-05 | Carolyn Starks
    Toxicology tests are being done on the bodies of three pit bulls shot after they mauled two children and four adults to determine if the dogs ingested marijuana found inside their owner's home, authorities said Tuesday. The dogs' owner, Scott Sword, 41, of the 6600 block of Hawthorne Drive near Cary, has been charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor production of marijuana plants, said McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. On Nov. 5 police handling the dog attack found five harvested marijuana plants growing in Sword's back-yard garden and more than 30 grams of marijuana in his home,Nygren said....
  • Rush Limbaugh: Clinton Promised Pro-Abortion Judges

    10/20/2005 5:21:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 75 replies · 8,444+ views ^ | 10/20/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    Snerdley looked it up. He found it. April 5th, 1992, this is during the campaign, Bill Clinton said, "And I will appoint judges to the Supreme Court who believe in the constitutional right to privacy, including the right to choose." So there Clinton did establish his litmus test. So it's okay for the libs to say, "We're going to get a pro-choice nominee. They're going to be pro-Roe vs. Wade," but somehow Republicans can't say this. Republican nominees say it. Republican presidents can't say it. "Weeeell, I have never talked to our nominee about that! You know, I don't have...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Left Invested in American Iraq Defeat

    10/17/2005 5:11:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 1,925+ views ^ | 10/17/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This next story made page A-22 in the Washington Post yesterday. "On the Streets of Iraq, Scenes of Joy and Determination" is the headline. "For the cooped-up children of bomb-weary Baghdad, referendum day was a winner, no matter what the final outcome. A security ban on private vehicles, invoked to keep would-be bombers from reaching targets, had a blissful side effect: The boys and girls of Baghdad took back the streets for a day," and it goes on and on and on to describe what a pleasant day the Election Day was in Iraq. If you look at this,...
  • Doubts Are Mounting On Al Qaeda Letter Aired by Negroponte

    10/17/2005 5:54:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,394+ views
    NY Sun ^ | October 17, 2005 | ELI LAKE
    Doubts are mounting here about the authenticity of a letter from Al Qaeda's deputy chief to the terror organization's field commander in Iraq. The letter was made public October 11 by President Bush's new director of national intelligence, John Negroponte, in a press release that said, "The United States Government has the highest confidence in the letter's authenticity." If the letter were to be proven a forgery, it would be a blow to the credibility of an office that was created last year at the urging of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States following the intelligence...
  • Iraq's Constitution Appears Headed Toward Passage Despite Strong Opposition From Sunni Arabs

    10/16/2005 6:38:28 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 155 replies · 6,736+ views
    ap ^ | 10/16/2005 | Sameer Yacoub (ap writer) with Salah Nasrawi in Cairo Egypt
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's constitution seemed headed toward passage Sunday despite strong opposition from Sunni Arabs, who turned out in surprisingly high numbers in an effort to stop it. The apparent victory was muted, though, by the prospect that the result might divide the country further. Rejection seemed more unlikely as vote-counting continued across the country. In one key result, Ninevah, one of three crucial northern and central provinces that Sunni Arab opponents pushed hard to swing their way, appeared to have voted "yes" by a considerable margin. In London, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice predicted the charter was likely...
  • Holding Court There's a crackdown over Miers, not a "crackup."

    10/17/2005 4:45:57 AM PDT · by harpu · 10 replies · 961+ views
    Wall Street Journal - Opinion Page ^ | October 17, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    I love being a conservative. We believe in individual liberty, limited government, capitalism, the rule of law, faith, a color-blind society and national security. We support school choice, enterprise zones, tax cuts, welfare reform, political speech, homeowner rights and the war on terrorism. And at our core we embrace and celebrate the most magnificent governing document ever ratified by any nation -- the U.S. Constitution. Along with the Declaration of Independence, our God-given natural right to be free, it is the foundation on which our government is built and has enabled us to flourish as a people. The Miers nomination...
  • High turnout in Iraq’s day of voting

    10/15/2005 12:07:24 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 154 replies · 6,876+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 10/15/05 | Khaleej Times
    BAGHDAD - Iraq’s deeply divided Shias, Sunnis and Kurds voted under heavy guard on Saturday to decide the fate of a new constitution aimed at establishing democracy after more than two decades of Saddam Hussein’s repressive rule. A day that US and Iraqi leaders feared could turn bloody turned out to be the most peaceful in months. Insurgents attacked five of Baghdad’s 1,200 polling stations with shootings and bombs, wounding seven voters. But the only deaths were those of three Iraqi soldiers in a roadside bomb far from a polling site, and there were no major attacks reported as US...
  • Grown Man in the Stellar Crib: Now What? (Discoveries require rewriting the Astronomy books)

    10/15/2005 10:21:14 PM PDT · by bondserv · 12 replies · 968+ views
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | 10/14/2005 | Creation-Evolution Headlines
    Grown Man in the Stellar Crib: Now What?    10/14/2005   The cover of Science News has a strange cartoon explained on the inside in an article by Ron Cowen: Imagine peering into a nursery and seeing, among the cooing babies, a few that look like grown men.  That’s the startling situation that astronomers have stumbled upon as they’ve looked deep into space and thus back to a time when newborn galaxies filled the cosmos.  Some of these babies have turned out to be nearly as massive as the Milky Way and other galactic geezers that have taken billions of...
  • Exposing Exxon (Environmentalists try to finger the hypocrisy behind anti-global warming studies)

    10/12/2005 11:50:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 903+ views
    the American Prowler ^ | 10/13/2005 | David Hogberg
    "How much money did you receive from ExxonMobil in 2005?" When energy expert Indur Goklany gave a National Press Club briefing about his recent paper, "Living With Global Warming," he probably expected inquiries about his findings and research. But that's the accusation he was hit with during the Q&A from David Tuft, an official of the Natural Resources Defense Council. "We know you received $315,000 [from Exxon] through 2004; we're wondering what it is in 2005." The National Center for Policy Analysis, which published Goklany's research, did receive funding from ExxonMobil, but Goklany rightly responded that he received no Exxon...
  • Liberally-biased press ignores Democratic blunders (What if Schumer's shoe was on the other foot?)

    10/12/2005 10:00:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,064+ views
    Collegiate Times ^ | 10/12/04 | Dan Hemp
    Liberally-biased press ignores Democratic blunders October 12th, 2005 Dan Hemp, regular columnist Over the past weeks, the media’s judgment of what stories deserve front page news coverage has been controversial to say the least. One such story takes place in Austin, Texas. The district attorney for that area, a hopelessly partisan Democrat named Ronnie Earle, indicted House Majority Leader Tom Delay for conspiring to break Texas election laws with little or no evidence to make his case. Once he realized that he had no chance in court, he re-indicted Delay with the new and more serious charge of money laundering....
  • Even a lefty blogger knows Wilson's been lying

    10/12/2005 7:29:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 59 replies · 2,710+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10 12 05 | Clarice Feldman
    The grand jury hearing testimony from Rove, Judith Miller, and others may not be investigating what the press thinks. The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus and the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof have failed to respond to Joseph Wilson’s backtracking from their year earlier interview-based stories about how Wilson had supposedly discovered the Administration had relied on a patently fake document to justify the war, and ignored his report warning them it was fake. This failure reveals their lack of concern for the public’s right to know the truth—that they’d been snookered into making these sensational charges. But Bob Somerby, editor...
  • San Francisco mayor sees wireless service as "basic right" [Internet Communists]

    10/03/2005 9:44:44 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 54 replies · 1,113+ views
    cnn ^ | 10-3-05 | cnn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, on Monday said he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens. Officials said 24 proposals had been turned into the city to deliver wireless Internet services, ranging from Web search company Google Inc., Cingular, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, to Internet service provider EarthLink. Newsom told a news conference that he was bracing for a battle with telephone and cable interests along with state and federal regulators who he said are looking to...
  • Swirl Theory - For the "Told You So" archives.

    10/01/2005 12:30:30 AM PDT · by md2576 · 34 replies · 1,548+ views
    My "Swirl Theory"We hear of string theory, the Big Bang and many other ideas.I have come up with this idea over the past several days. Katrina and Rita has turned my attention towards this as I have discovered a new theory as of late that black holes may be present at the center of each galaxy.Using the theory that a black hole could have possibly been created in space by gases which collapsed into itself churning and sucking gasses and space debris around it into a swirling vortex. This swirling vortex of gas eventually condensed into planets and solar systems.Here...
  • New Information on Pro-Life Abortion Quotes Site

    09/29/2005 1:24:24 AM PDT · by sarah5775 · 2 replies · 624+ views
    various ^ | 9/29/05 | Sarah Terzo
    When I previously posted some quotes from clinic workers and abortionists the site I gave had a virus. The NEW new site is at and it should be okay. The site itself is a collection of statements and stories from former and current abortion providers. The site reveals details of the abortion business that are often left in the dark. Here are a few: ----------------------------------------------------- From the article "Abortion Providers Share Inner Conflicts" which appeared in the July 12 1993 issue of AAA News, a publication of the American Medical Association: "I have angry feelings at myself for feeling...
  • trueBlackman on C-span NOW!!!

    09/25/2005 1:15:21 PM PDT · by Luigi Vasellini · 21 replies · 2,356+ views
    Sept 25 2005 | me
    He is on NOW!!!
  • Look Ma, I’m a partisan hack!

    09/25/2005 5:43:33 AM PDT · by 26lemoncharlie · 35 replies · 1,511+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 24, 2005 | Kyle Williams
    I remember when I was a young child, my brother and sister and I would gather on the bed with my parents and every night my dad would read us stories like "The Chronicles of Narnia" or "The Hobbit." When we were younger, he would read "Dr. Seuss" stories or "Winnie the Pooh." Unfortunately, being born in 1988 had its own share of disappointments. Paramount of these would be not being exposed the great literary accomplishment of Karen DeBrecht and her new children's book, "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!" Looking back on it, I can see I...
  • The Democrats’ Declaration of Independence- Published 12/10/2004

    09/25/2005 2:34:07 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies · 1,354+ views ^ | 12/10/2004 | George Neumayr
    The Democrats’ Declaration of Independence By George Neumayr Published 12/10/2004 12:08:52 AM Democratic strategists keep holding post-election powwows aired on C-SPAN, but their introspection never adds up to very much. They usually end up saying in one form or another: we need to fool people better. At some level they know that the problem the party faces is not that the American people don't understand their positions but that they understand them too well. So what options are they left with? Since changing philosophy is out of the question in their minds they are left with changing their rhetoric: let's...
  • Bad Company - What the Media is Not Telling About the "Anti-War" Gathering

    09/24/2005 9:17:17 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 112 replies · 3,679+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 23 September 2005
    The media have pushed the idea that the demonstration this weekend at the White House was an "anti-war" gathering. What they didn't say was who was behind it. No doubt, many fine, sincere people demonstrated this weekend against the U.S. liberation of Iraq. Being Americans, they're certainly entitled to do so. Maybe they even endorsed the view of those who organized the demonstrations. On Thursday, the organizers ran a two-page ad. On one, they called the Bush administration liars. On the other, they ran the names of all those who have died in Iraq. But we'd be surprised if those...
  • Poll: Most Americans Not In Iraq

    09/23/2005 4:52:01 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 6 replies · 645+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 9/23/05 | Scott Ott
    September 23, 2005 Poll: Most Americans Not In Iraqby Scott Ott (2005-09-23) -- Hours after a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll revealed that fewer than half of respondents believe the U.S. can win the war in Iraq, a second survey showed that more than 99 percent of Americans are not in Iraq, and almost as many form opinions about the war based exclusively on what they learn from CNN, USA Today and other news organizations. Of the 818 Americans telephoned by pollsters, according to an unnamed Gallup spokesman, roughly zero percent are currently stationed in Iraq, where about 150,000 U.S. troops...
  • Democrats 'Stuck on Stupid'

    09/23/2005 5:02:52 AM PDT · by WmCraven_Wk · 9 replies · 946+ views ^ | Friday, Sept. 23, 2005 | David Limbaugh
    "I believe General Russel Honore's classic admonition to reporters, "Don't get stuck on stupid," was one of the best lines so far of the new millennium. Part of its enduring value is its uncanny applicability to politics these days." *snip* "Indeed, the real challenge for Democrats, politically, is whether they'll be able to unstick themselves from stupid as we approach the 2008 elections – not to mention 2006. Are they capable of thinking clearly again? Can they offer alternative solutions to the nation's problems, beyond carping at President Bush – who won't be running – and tearing down Republican ideas?...
  • Port Arthur oil refinery may expand

    09/21/2005 11:56:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 892+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | TOM FOWLER and LYNN J. COOK
    Oil refiner Motiva is moving forward with a $3.8 billion plan to double the capacity of its Port Arthur refinery, city officials say Port Arthur Mayor Oscar Ortiz said he received word of the plan Wednesday. That would increase the refinery's capacity from 285,000 barrels per day to as much as 570,000 barrels, making it larger than Exxon Mobil's Baytown refinery, which is currently the biggest in the country. A Motiva spokesman couldn't confirm what the mayor had heard, but he said the company is starting a process engineering study to find a Gulf refinery to expand. Motiva is a...
  • Experts Say Faulty Levees Caused Much of Flooding

    09/20/2005 11:38:42 PM PDT · by CobaltBlue · 319 replies · 4,272+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 21, 2005 | Michael Grunwald and Susan B. Glasser
    Louisiana's top hurricane experts have rejected the official explanations for the floodwall collapses that inundated much of New Orleans, concluding that Hurricane Katrina's storm surges were much smaller than authorities have suggested and that the city's flood- protection system should have kept most of the city dry. With the help of computer models and visual evidence, scientists at Louisiana State University's Hurricane Center have concluded that Katrina's surges did not come close to overtopping those barriers. * * * * Ivor van Heerden, the Hurricane Center's deputy director, said the real scandal of Katrina is the "catastrophic structural failure" of...
  • Army to Expand Array of Armored Vehicles in Iraq

    09/19/2005 11:47:20 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 39 replies · 9,279+ views
    National Defense ^ | October 2005 | Sandra I. Erwin
    Amid a wave of violence in Iraq, U.S. military commanders there are requesting additional armored vehicles, particularly large ones that can transport a dozen or more passengers, The Army has shipped more than 10,000 armored Humvees to Iraq, but these only can fit four passengers. To move larger numbers of troops, commanders have limited options. One is a gun-truck armor kit that is installed on 5-ton vehicles, with machine guns mounted around the cargo box. The gun-truck kit was dubbed “Hunter Box” after Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who earmarked funds for the project. Researchers at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...
  • Science Fiction (Leftists worry IDers are using Leftist tactics to win 'Intelligent Design fight)

    09/19/2005 6:01:22 PM PDT · by gobucks · 158 replies · 2,177+ views
    TNR ^ | September 9, 2005 | Noam Scheiber
    In 1993, the journalist Jonathan Rauch published a book called Kindly Inquisitors, in which he catalogued contemporary threats to the Enlightenment tradition of seeking truth through logical or empirical discourse. One of Rauch's points was that, while this (classical) liberal system for amassing knowledge appeared to be under attack from both the religious right and the multicultural left, in fact the two groups were making a version of the same argument: Mainstream science didn't accord their beliefs the respect they deserved, whether it was creation science on the one hand or feminist or Afro-centric science on the other. Rauch's book...
  • Quick Poll: What if your favorite POLITICAL movie ?

    09/17/2005 12:20:41 AM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 140 replies · 2,339+ views
    Question: Favorite Political Movie  Suggestions welcomed if not listed above.
  • U.S. buys $100 million of bird flu vaccine

    09/15/2005 10:28:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 857+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 15, 2005 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    AP MEDICAL WRITER WASHINGTON -- Mass production of a new vaccine that promises to protect against bird flu is poised to begin, as the government on Thursday agreed to stockpile $100 million worth of inoculations. The new contract with French vaccine maker Sanofi-Pasteur marks a major scale-up in U.S. preparation for the possibility that the worrisome virus could spark an influenza pandemic. While the vaccine is still experimental, preliminary results from the National Institutes of Health's first testing in people suggest the inoculations spur an immune response that would be strong enough to protect against known strains of the avian...
  • 'I Eat Babies' Painted At Central Fla. Church (Vandals demonstrate the 'compassion' of secular Left)

    09/15/2005 12:29:38 PM PDT · by Stoat · 47 replies · 1,391+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | September 15, 2005
    'I Eat Babies' Painted At Central Fla. Church   POSTED: 12:42 pm EDT September 15, 2005 UPDATED: 1:37 pm EDT September 15, 2005   Police in Sharpes, Fla., are investigating a case of vandalism at a Catholic church in which the message "I eat babies to stay young" and other words were spray painted on signs.Officials at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church located on U.S. 1 north of Cocoa said vandals painted words on their main church sign and a thrift store sign. "We haven't had any problems out here before ... no other run-ins. They also spray painted...
  • Failure of an idea ... and a people

    09/14/2005 10:41:28 PM PDT · by duckln · 21 replies · 955+ views
    WND ^ | 9-14-05 | Pat Buchanan
    Failure of an idea ... and a people Posted: September 14, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Creators Syndicate Inc. In his 1935 State of the Union Address, FDR spoke to a nation mired in the Depression, but still marinated in conservative values: snip Behind FDR's statement was the conviction that, while the government must step in in an emergency, in normal times, men provide the food, clothing and shelter for their families.snip The real disaster of Katrina was that society broke down. An entire community could not cope.snip Stranded for days in a pool of fetid water, almost everyone...
  • Children"s Author: Warn Kids About Liberals ("Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed")

    09/13/2005 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies · 2,619+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/13/05
    Children"s Author: Warn Kids About Liberals Tue Sep 13, 3:00 AM ET (PRWEB) - Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2005 - – The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina has exposed an ugly truth about liberals, and parents need to teach this to their kids, according to the author of a controversial upcoming children"s book. Katharine DeBrecht — the author of the soon-to-be-released "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" (Kids Ahead; hardcover: $15.95; ISBN 0976726904) — dismisses the notion that parents should not talk to their young kids about politics. If anything, she claims, the behavior of liberals following...
  • Improving Survivability and Mobility: ... (more) Hummer replacement?

    09/13/2005 3:41:53 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 13 replies · 3,385+ views
    Improving Survivability and Mobility: Concept Vehicle Illustrating New Options for Military Combat Vehicles to be Unveiled A concept vehicle designed to illustrate potential technology options for improving survivability and mobility in future military combat vehicles will be shown publicly for the first time Sept. 13-15 at a military technology meeting in Virginia. The ULTRA armored patrol vehicle is a research project funded by the Office of Naval Research and conducted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute. The project's goal was to develop a concept vehicle that illustrates design and technology options for increased survivablity and mobility for future vehicles....
  • Clinton's Mythical FEMA

    09/12/2005 2:44:53 PM PDT · by AliVeritas · 2 replies · 430+ views
    Mich News ^ | Sep 12, 2005 | Jim Kouri
    Senator Hillary Clinton is continuing the noble endeavor of revising the record of her loving husband's eight years in the Oval Office, even if it means exploiting Hurricane Katrina's devastation to do it. Senator Clinton creates a mythical picture of FEMA under her husband's leadership and her comrades in the mainstream news media run with it. While making the rounds of the network morning shows, she's been very hard on the Federal Emergency Management Administration and, of course, the Bush Administration. She went as far as complaining that Bush damaged "Bill's FEMA." Naturally, the mainstream media are too lazy to...
  • Exclusive: ABC has obtained Emergency Plans ABC's Good Morning America 9/12

    09/12/2005 4:24:58 AM PDT · by freema · 220 replies · 13,645+ views
    ABC | September 12, 2005 | ABC
    7:16 am broadcasts "Emergency plans obtained EXCLUSIVELY by ABC news." Sent to FEMA and LA in January. Per ABC NOLA had not enough resources, FEMA was supposed to pick up the slack, and have supplies pre-positioned.
  • The Over-Responders (by Tony Snow)

    09/08/2005 11:12:02 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 43 replies · 1,476+ views ^ | Sept 9, 2005 | Tony Snow
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hurricane Katrina not only covered New Orleans in toxic goo, it also flushed out a large, vocal and potentially pestilential cadre of First Over-Responders. Rep. Bob Wexler set the stage just minutes after the first levee burst by accusing President Bush of gross incompetence. Rep. Harold Ford followed shortly after with an artless race-card play, wondering aloud why so many people of color had been stranded. In time, virtually every Democratic panjandrum found some novel way to politicize the Atlantic typhoon. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton inveigled against the evils of Big Oil. Sen. Edward Kennedy suggested holding...
  • The Most OFFENSIVE Political Cartoon Ever

    09/08/2005 9:55:12 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 145 replies · 7,267+ views
    Rome News Tribune ^ | 9/8/05 | Mike Lester
    Almost all political cartoons hack me off because of their liberal bias. But this one in today's Mercury News sank to the lowest of lows. It is so vile that it makes me ill. Have these people no shame? How can they live with themselves? How can anybody possibly have so much hatred for their country and President?
  • U.S. fully funds use of National Guard in Louisiana (But Gov. Blanco remains in command)

    09/08/2005 9:00:07 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 691+ views
    Associated Press | September 8, 2005
    BATON ROUGE, La. - The US Department of Defense has granted Governor Kathleen Blanco's request to federally fund the use of the National Guard in its support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. The action -- granting Title 32 US Code status retroactive to August 29th -- enables the 23,000 National Guard troops in Louisiana to remain under Blanco's command while retaining flexibility to conduct various missions. National Guard troops are almost always funded by their respective state and commanded by that state's governor, or they are placed under the command of the President. Rarely are National Guard troops...
  • Political Issues Snarled Plans for Troop Aid (Katrina)

    09/08/2005 8:56:50 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 851+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | September 9, 2005 | Eric Lipton, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - As New Orleans descended into chaos last week and Louisiana's governor asked for 40,000 soldiers, President Bush's senior advisers debated whether the president should speed the arrival of active-duty troops by seizing control of the hurricane relief mission from the governor. For reasons of practicality and politics, officials at the Justice Department and Pentagon, and then at the White House, decided not to urge Mr. Bush to take command of the effort. Instead, the Washington officials decided to rely on the growing number of National Guard personnel flowing into Louisiana, who were under Gov. Kathleen Babineaux...
  • Does 9/11 Make You Proud?

    09/08/2005 12:23:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 664+ views
    Reason ^ | September 8, 2005 | Robert A. George
    Then why celebrate it with a new "freedom" holiday? Nearly four years after a horrifying attack on the homeland, the onset of a "different kind of war," missions to implant democracy in totalitarian lands, and a fierce debate over domestic liberties, the question lingers: How does America retain its identity as a beacon of freedom as it defends itself from an extremist culture willing to use that very freedom to dim that beacon? That question cannot be answered if America's unique identity and history is obscured through an unfortunately misguided attempt to commemorate the day. Last month, the Pentagon announced...
  • Army's engineers spent millions on Louisiana projects labeled as pork

    09/08/2005 3:54:05 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 26 replies · 1,000+ views
    Mpls. (Red) Star Tribune ^ | today | Michael Grunwald
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Before Hurricane Katrina breached a levee on the New Orleans Industrial Canal, the Army Corps of Engineers had launched a $748 million construction project at that very location. But the project had nothing to do with flood control. The Corps was building a massive new lock for the canal, an effort to accommodate steadily increasing barge traffic. Except barge traffic on the canal has been steadily decreasing...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Throw It Back at Them, GOP (Responding to 'Rats allegations of racism)

    09/08/2005 6:29:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 2,455+ views ^ | 9/8/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mike, grab audio sound bite #8. We've got this Pelosi montage here. She actually violated an age-old tradition. She went and had a private conversation with a president and repeated it. That usually doesn't happen. But these people have reached the bottom of the barrel here. But based on what she said and all the other Democrats said, I got a great idea. If the recovery effort is so inept and so horrible, let's stop it. If it's that bad, let's suspend the recovery effort right now and immediately start on the investigations to find out what is wrong....
  • La. official turns away rescue boats

    09/08/2005 6:35:58 PM PDT · by AndyMeyers · 63 replies · 2,794+ views
    Letter to editor Lake Charles American Press Sept. 3, 2005 | 09-08-05 | AndyMeyers
    "We then specifically asked the DWF agent that we (and other citizens in the flotillia) be allowed to go to the hospitals and help evacuate the sick and the doctors and nurses stranded there. We offered to bring these people back to Lafayette, in our own vehicles, in order to ensure that they received proper and prompt medical care," "The DWF agent did not want to hear this and ordered us home. We complied with the DWF agent's orders, turned around and headed back to Lafayette along with half of the flotillia. However, two of my friends were pulling my...
  • Homeland Security won't let Red Cross deliver food" Ann Rodgers got it wrong!

    09/08/2005 10:23:12 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 94 replies · 3,787+ views
    Pittsburgh Gazette and the American Red Cross website ^ | Sept. 3, 2005 | Ann Rodgers/Red Cross
    Homeland Security won't let Red Cross deliver food Saturday, September 03, 2005 By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As the National Guard delivered food to the New Orleans convention center yesterday, American Red Cross officials said that federal emergency management authorities would not allow them to do the same. Other relief agencies say the area is so damaged and dangerous that they doubted they could conduct mass feeding there now. "The Homeland Security Department has requested and continues to request that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans," said Renita Hosler, spokeswoman for the Red Cross. "Right now...
  • Scientists given go-ahead for 'dual mother' embryo

    09/08/2005 4:52:44 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 75 replies · 1,072+ views
    A team of scientists in Britain have been granted official approval to create a human embryo using genetic material from two women, raising the future prospect of babies with a pair of mothers. The group from Newcastle University in Britain has been given the green light by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the Government-appointed genetics and reproductive technology watchdogs for Britain, where such science is tightly regulated. The scientists will transfer the pro-nuclei - the components of a human embryo nucleus - made by one man and woman into an unfertilised egg from another woman. This technique is...
  • Imagine the Headlines if Jeb Bush were Governor of Louisiana

    09/08/2005 8:13:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies · 1,554+ views
    FREEPERS | 9/8
    Let's pretend Jeb were governor of Louisiana instead of a Democrat woman school teacher. I'll submit the first headline...this one from the N.Y. Slimes: BUSH IGNORES HURRICANE WARNING; THOUSANDS FEARED DEADEvacuation Plan Ignored