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  • A Few Thoughts About Compassion (Burt Prelutsky On Liberal Compassion Alert)

    09/09/2007 9:31:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 262+ views ^ | 09/10/2007 | Burt Prelutsky
    Most people would include compassion on the short list of human virtues. At one point, I would have been one of those people. But, no longer is that the case. Like so many other things, it has taken on a far different meaning in recent times. In the past, compassion was extended to the elderly, the abused, the innocent and the infirm. But during the last few decades, it has become an entitlement demanded by members of various voting blocs. In short order, it has been transformed into political currency doled out by political hacks trolling for votes. But as...
  • DNC Announces Unprecedented Election Protection Project (Barf Alert!)

    08/25/2007 8:33:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 819+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | August 2, 2007 | DNC Staff
    Democrats to conduct nationwide survey of administration of elections as part of an ongoing commitment to protecting the rights of every American WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the 42nd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act approaches, the Democratic National Committee today announced its unprecedented 50-state election protection effort to prepare for the 2008 election. When signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson said that the "right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless. It gives people, people as individuals, control over their own destinies." But nearly 42...
  • Disgraced Pastor Ted Haggard Asks Supporters for Cash

    08/25/2007 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 40 replies · 765+ views ^ | 8-25-07 | A/P
    ... "It looks as though it will take two years for us to have adequate earning power again, so we are looking for people who will help us monthly for two years," the e-mail said. "During that time we will continue as full-time students, and then, when I graduate, we won't need outside support any longer." Haggard left the 10,000-member New Life Church late last year and resigned as head of the after a former male escort accused Haggard of paying him for sex. Mike Ware, an overseer for New Life Church, told The Gazette of Colorado Springs on Friday...
  • The Governor's Chutzpah Backfires (Arnold Finds Himself Without GOP Friends Alert)

    08/06/2007 12:18:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 930+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 08/05/2007 | Dan Walters
    The other night, as the Senate's Republicans were blocking the state budget, GOP Sen. Tom McClintock alluded to the driver's license pledge, sending an implicit but unmistakable message that a big impediment to a deal was mistrust of the governor's promises to cut enough spending to bring the budget into rough balance. Rightly or wrongly, Republicans believe that he'll sell them down the river in his eagerness to deal with Democrats. That mistrust, when coupled with Schwarzenegger's cavalier treatment of GOP politicians last year, made all but one of the senators impervious to his pleas.
  • White House reacts to Clintons' comments ["I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah......]

    07/05/2007 9:31:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 3,370+ views
    White House reacts to Clintons' comments By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent 41 minutes ago The White House on Thursday made fun of former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for criticizing President Bush's decision to erase the prison sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. "I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it," presidential spokesman Tony Snow said. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has scheduled hearings on Bush's commutation of Libby's 2 1/2-year sentence. "Well, fine, knock himself out," Snow said of Conyers. "I mean, perfectly happy....
  • Al Gore slams 'trivialities and nonsense' in news media

    05/25/2007 7:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 2,505+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2007
    Former US vice president Al Gore on Friday criticized the "trivialities and nonsense" of celebrity gossip in the media and called on people to focus instead on issues like Iraq and climate change. Gore, who is promoting his new book "The Assault on Reason," made the comments at a book signing in New York, where he was treated to a rock star reception by more than 1,300 cheering and screaming fans. "What is it about our collective decision-making process that has led us to this state of affairs where we spend much more time in the public forum talking about...
  • Al Gore's Insolent Assault on Reason (GW/VRWC Alert!)

    05/23/2007 3:48:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,539+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2007 | Robert Tracinski
    Early coverage of Al Gore's new book, The Assault on Reason, has focused on the fact that the book is largely an assault on the Bush administration. But they have glossed over the most significant and alarming theme that Al Gore has taken up: his alleged defense of "reason" includes a justification for government controls over political speech. Judging from the excerpts of Gore's book published in TIME, his not-so-subtle theme is that reason is being "assaulted" by a free and unfettered debate in the media--and particularly by the fact that Gore has to contend with opposition from the right-leaning...
  • Pelosi's Office Calls GOP Demand for Action on Iraq Bill 'Political Stunt'

    04/09/2007 2:24:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 1,198+ views
    Pelosi's Office Calls GOP Demand for Action on Iraq Bill 'Political Stunt' Monday , April 09, 2007 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office charged Monday that Republicans had engaged in a "cheap political stunt" when they sent her a letter accusing Democrats of stalling on passage of the critical war funding bill. The spat is over the current bill Congress is considering to pay for ongoing efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also includes money for Gulf Coast recovery and farming initiatives. Both the House and Senate have passed versions of the bill — the House version is $124...
  • Russia?s globally recognized military hardware shamefully pirated in Western countries

    03/22/2007 5:04:24 PM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 494+ views ^ | 22.03.2007 | Yuri Seleznyov
    Russia?s globally recognized military hardware shamefully pirated in Western countries 22.03.2007 The Russian government is concerned with the problem of pirated Russian arms made in other countries, including the new East European members of the WTO and EU. It turns out that this matter is of a concern not only for analysts and observers. For the first time this problem was publicly mentioned on the highest political level. At the meeting of the Committee on Export Control held recently in Moscow Russian First Vice-Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov put it flatly that western countries, forbidding the sales of the Russian arms...
  • John and Teresa Need Your Input

    03/15/2007 12:21:02 PM PDT · by expatpat · 52 replies · 1,246+ views
    Kerry | 3/15/2007 | John and Tereza Kerry
    Dear xxx, During the campaign and since then, we have talked to Americans from coast to coast about the environment and the critical challenge we all face in protecting the earth for future generations. From those conversations the idea emerged that we should write a book, This Moment on Earth, which we hope will help spark a new conversation about ways that everyday Americans from all walks of life can have an impact on the environment around them. The stories have inspired and moved us. Our hope is that they lead all of us to question the way things are,...
  • N.Korea says South's Web ban violates freedom(blackest pot calling kettle black)

    01/26/2007 4:36:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 605+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/26/07
    N.Korea says South's Web ban violates freedom Fri Jan 26, 10:40 AM ET North Korea said on Friday the South Korean government was violating the public's basic right to information by blocking access to Web sites sympathetic to the North. South Korea has denied access to more than 30 Web sites that it has designated "pro-North Korea" since 2004, including the North's official KCNA news agency's Web service and sites operated outside. "This is a fascist action against democracy and human rights as it infringes upon the South Koreans' freedom of speech and deprives them of even their right to...
  • Lamont Questions Lieberman's Spending (Accuses Lieberman of vote buying)

    10/23/2006 7:51:43 AM PDT · by tlb · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2006 | ANDREW MIGA
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ned Lamont's campaign says Sen. Joe Lieberman has failed to account for $387,000 in petty cash his campaign spent days before the state's August Democratic primary. "Whenever this much cash is floating around it certainly raises suspicions of possible vote buying and other potentially illegal activities that the Lieberman campaign must answer," said Liz Dupont-Diehl, a Lamont spokeswoman. "It is crucial for the public to know what they were doing with this slush fund." The Lieberman camp denied any wrongdoing. Lieberman spokeswoman Tammy Sun said Sunday the cash was paid to field coordinators who then distributed money...
  • Clinton 'had plans to attack N. Korea reactor'

    10/09/2006 8:57:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 183 replies · 5,170+ views ^ | Monday, December 16, 2002 Posted: 8:40 AM EST (1340 GMT)
    ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says he had plans in the early 1990s to attack and destroy North Korea's nuclear facilities after the secretive communist state was found to be producing weapons-grade plutonium. At the time, he said, North Korea had plans to produce between six and eight nuclear weapons per year.
  • Rep. Pelosi Promises Integrity, Civility

    10/05/2006 3:58:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 74 replies · 1,227+ views
    AP ^ | 10/5/6 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Relishing the prospects of a triumph, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday promised to restore integrity and civility to the House if voters put her party in control this fall. "We'll turn the most closed and corrupt Congress into the most open and honest Congress," Pelosi, D-Calif., told The Associated Press in an interview. She spoke five weeks before the midterm elections as the House ethics committee opened an investigation into an unfolding sex scandal that led to Rep. Mark Foley's resignation and calls for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., to step down. "The only way you can make the...
  • Kerry criticizes Frist's Taliban comments

    10/04/2006 6:25:06 PM PDT · by Panerai · 13 replies · 536+ views ^ | 10/04/2006 | Holly Ramer
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry ridiculed Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for trying to clarify his comment on bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the Afghanistan government. "They're not clarifying. He did another Terri Schiavo diagnosis from a one-hour tape," Kerry, the party's 2004 presidential nominee, said Wednesday of the Tennessee Republican. On Monday, Frist said the war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and that he favored bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the government. The remarks drew immediate criticism from Democrats. They argued Frist was waving the white flag of surrender to the Taliban, who...
  • Pelosi Statement on Senator Frist’s Comments on the Taliban in Afghanistan

    10/03/2006 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 856+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 03, 2006 CONTACT: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider 202-226-7616 Pelosi Statement on Senator Frist’s Comments on the Taliban in Afghanistan Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on Senate Majority Leader Bill First’s comments that the Taliban should be included in the government in Afghanistan: “We went to war in Afghanistan five years ago to crush the Taliban for the role it played in the 9/11 attacks. Senator Frist now suggests that the best way forward in Afghanistan is to coddle the Taliban by welcoming Taliban members into a coalition government, as...
  • Democrats Assail Frist's Afghan Comments

    10/03/2006 1:37:20 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 14 replies · 411+ views
    AP ^ | October 3 2006 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD
    Democrats accused Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of waving a white flag of surrender for saying the Afghan war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and favoring bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the government. Frist, who was traveling in Afghanistan, said Monday that Taliban fighters were too numerous and too popular to be defeated. "You need to bring them into a more transparent type of government," he said. "And if that's accomplished, we'll be successful." The comments from the Tennessee Republican, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, come as President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have...
  • Venezuela's Chavez urges pope to be more careful with his words

    09/20/2006 7:47:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies · 1,157+ views
    AP ^ | September 20, 2006
    CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday to be more careful with his words, saying he found the pontiff's recent remarks regarding Islam and holy war "worrisome." "I think the Vatican should clarify the position much better because I believe many doubts still linger among our Muslim brothers of the world," Chavez said. "We see the pope's words with worry." "Those who have so much weight with the word (shouldn't be) saying something that could be misinterpreted and throw more fuel on the fire," Chavez told Venezuelan state-run television from the United Nations, where he...
  • Mexico: U.S. complaint about crime ill-considered

    09/18/2006 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 16 replies · 688+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 18 Sept. 2006 | Staff
    Mexico City, Sep 18 (EFE).- Mexico said Monday that a recent U.S. complaint about surging violence along countries' shared border "was not well-considered" and it had taken great effort to convince Washington that security in the region is a shared responsibility. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez thus presented the government's reaction to a statement issued last Thursday by U.S. Ambassador Antonio Garza, who said that growing crime in Mexico was affecting bilateral relations and complained about corruptikon in some of the Mexican security forces. Derbez told radio program "Enfoque" that "on occasion, statements come out (from U.S. officials) that...
  • Democrats Call on News Networks to Balance Stories

    09/13/2006 1:36:55 PM PDT · by 300magnum · 125 replies · 2,701+ views
    TVweek ^ | September 13, 2006 | Ira Teinowitz
    Top Democratic congressional leaders are complaining to network and cable television news executives that the networks are giving the party short shrift in national security stories. "Until now, there has been a complete absence of balance in the news coverage of national security issues," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in letters sent yesterday to top news executives at NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News Channel and CNN.
  • Olbermann Urges Rumsfeld's Impeachment, Blasts Him as a 'Quack' Pushing 'Fascism' [+Kos Kookiness]

    08/31/2006 9:08:15 AM PDT · by · 63 replies · 2,822+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/31/06 | Brent Baker & Matthew Sheffield
    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night used his Countdown show to deliver a vitriolic personal attack on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, “a reality check of Donald Rumsfeld's incendiary speech, a special comment on his attack on your right to disagree.” Olbermann concluded his program with a six-minute diatribe against Rumsfeld: “The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack. Donald H. Rumsfeld is not a prophet.” Olbermann equated the Bush administration with “the English government of Neville Chamberlain” which "knew that its staunchest critics needed to...
  • Clinton warns against politicizing British terror plot

    08/16/2006 5:35:40 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 49 replies · 905+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Aug 16, 2006 | Michael McAuliff
    WASHINGTON - Former President Bill Clinton got in the current president's face Tuesday, slamming the Bush administration for linking the London bomb plot and the war on terror to the war in Iraq. "The Republicans should be very careful in trying to play politics with this London airport thing, because they're going to have a hard time with the facts," Clinton said in an interview. "I don't think the foiling of that London bomb plot has any bearing on our Iraq policy," he said. Clinton's broadside, delivered on ABC's "Good Morning America," came as President Bush spent his second day...
  • Chavez to sign major arms deals in Moscow (Chavez buying fighter jets for Venezuela)

    07/26/2006 9:23:02 PM PDT · by TaxRelief · 44 replies · 937+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 27, 2006 | Henry Meyer
    MOSCOW - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that his oil-rich nation will sign major arms deals in Moscow to acquire Russian fighter jets and produce Kalashnikov assault rifles, and he slammed U.S. criticism of the weapons sales. Chavez said contracts to buy Su-30 jets and set up Kalashnikov rifle and ammunition plants in Venezuela would be signed Thursday in Moscow, the Interfax news agency reported. "I want to thank President Putin for his firmness in cooperating with increasing Venezuela's defense and security," Chavez said at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. "We have thwarted the goal of the empire of the United...
  • Illegals Gain Ground on Higher Ed Access

    07/24/2006 9:07:20 PM PDT · by at bay · 9 replies · 455+ views
    Monterey Herald/ Modesto Bee Print Only ^ | July 24, 2006 | Juliana Barbassa
    Access to universities improves as federal reform stalls Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - When he started high school, Matias Bernal's English was so limited he stumbled over the words for numbers and colors. Four years later, he was on the wait list at Princeton. But Bernal is an illegal immigrant from Mexico City. Without access to financial aid, grants and most scholarships, he had to push aside the Ivy League brochures and prepare to attend California State University-Fresno, where he can live with family and pay tuition with money from jobs he's not supposed to have. ''I was crushed,'' he...
  • The Predictable Condemners (The Dersh On Israel's Critics Chutzpah On Israel's Self-Defense Alert)

    07/23/2006 8:30:00 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 789+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/23/06 | Alan Dershowitz
    The Hizbullah and Hamas provocations against Israel once again demonstrate how terrorists exploit human rights and the media in their attacks on democracies. By hiding behind their own civilians the Islamic radicals issue a challenge to democracies: Either violate your own morality by coming after us and inevitably killing some innocent civilians, or maintain your morality and leave us with a free hand to target your innocent civilians. This challenge presents democracies such as Israel with a lose-lose option, and the terrorists with a win-win option. There is one variable that could change this dynamic and present democracies with a...
  • Russia says Israel offensive goes too far

    07/20/2006 1:16:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 65 replies · 1,234+ views
    Reuters ^ | 20 Jul 2006
    MOSCOW, July 20 (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday that the Israeli offensive on Lebanon had gone "far beyond" the anti-terrorist operation Israel says it is conducting against the Hizbollah militia. "The unprecedented scale of victims and destruction bear witness to the fact that the actions that were announced to (free captured Israeli servicemen) have gone far beyond the bounds of an anti-terrorist operation," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Israeli warplanes and artillery have been pounding Lebanon for more than a week. Israel says it is retaliating for the capture of two of its soldiers in a...
  • Valerie Plame Sues Cheney, Rove, Libby Over Leak

    07/13/2006 1:52:14 PM PDT · by fuyb · 54 replies · 2,307+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, July 13, 2006 3:44 p.m. EDT
    The CIA officer whose identity was leaked to reporters sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide, and presidential adviser Karl Rove on Thursday, accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. district court, Valerie Plame and her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador, accused Cheney, Rove, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby of revealing Plame's CIA identity in seeking revenge against Wilson for criticizing the Bush administration's motives in Iraq. Several news organizations wrote about Plame after syndicated columnist Robert Novak named her in a column on...
  • World "sleepwalking" to nuclear proliferation: Annan

    06/21/2006 6:30:39 AM PDT · by Great Communicator · 23 replies · 645+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/21/06 | Richard Waddington
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned on Wednesday that the world was "sleepwalking" toward nuclear proliferation and must urgently revive efforts to halt the spread of nuclear weapons. Addressing the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, he said that without moves to halt proliferation, more and more states were likely to seek nuclear weapons which could also fall into non-state hands. "The international community seems almost to be sleepwalking down that latter path -- not by conscious choice, but rather through miscalculation, sterile debate and paralysis," Annan said. He was speaking against a backdrop of international tension over North Korea's nuclear program...
  • Interview: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Planning a Loser Lawsuit Over 2004 Elections!)

    06/20/2006 8:19:51 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 33 replies · 1,266+ views
    PR Week ^ | 6/20/06
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and son of liberal icon Bobby Kennedy, wrote the article, available, along with supporting research, at Kennedy spoke to PRWeek about the story.PRWeek: How did you come to write this piece?Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: I had not paid much attention to this issue. And then a number of books came out, and I read them because I [wanted to use them] to interview people on my radio show. And then I read the [Rep. John] Conyers report, [a 2005 Congressional inquiry into the election], and started talking with people in Ohio. And...
  • Albright: Iraq invasion encouraged others [had encouraged Iran and North Korea to push ahead....]

    06/19/2006 12:46:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 1,710+ views
    Albright: Iraq invasion encouraged others By ALEX NICHOLSON, Associated Press Writer 14 minutes ago Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized the U.S. invasion of Iraq, saying Monday it had encouraged Iran and North Korea to push ahead with their nuclear programs. Albright, who served under President Clinton, said "the message out of Iraq is the wrong one." "The message out of Iraq is that if you don't have nuclear weapons, you get invaded. If you do have nuclear weapons, you don't get invaded," she said after an investors' conference in Moscow. Albright visited North Korea in October 2000, becoming...
  • Activists Jeer Clinton Over Iraq Stance ( John Kerry : " cannot have it both ways " )

    06/14/2006 8:57:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2006 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Anti-war activists at a liberal gathering booed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday for opposing a set date for pulling U.S. troops from Iraq. Facing down the jeers, Clinton said Democrats need to have "a difficult conversation" about the war. Another potential presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry, spoke to the group later in the day and offered an emphatically anti-war appeal. Kerry, who was widely criticized as the party's standard-bearer in 2004 for being too cautious in his criticism of the war, said Tuesday that politicians "cannot have it both ways." In remarks that could have been aimed at Clinton,...
  • London Muslims plan protest against police anti-terror raid

    06/08/2006 10:38:16 AM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 16 replies · 726+ views
    HindustanTimes ^ | June 7, 2006
    London Muslims plan protest against police anti-terror raid Press Trust of India London, June 7, 2006 Anger at police treatment of British Muslims is growing in east London where people plan to hold a protest this weekend, with some even urging the community to stop cooperating with the authorities. Members of the area's large South Asian population feel they are being unjustly targeted by the police in the fight against terrorism. They cite a massive raid on a house in Forest Gate last Friday in which two British Muslim brothers were arrested, one of whom was shot. Both men remain...
  • Was the 2004 Election Stolen? (by RFKjr)

    06/01/2006 12:06:42 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 144 replies · 4,989+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6/1/06 | ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.
    Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed a decisive lead for George Bush -- and the next day, lacking enough legal evidence to contest the results, Kerry conceded. Republicans derided anyone who expressed doubts about Bush's victory as nut cases in ''tinfoil hats,'' while the national media, with few exceptions, did little to question the validity of the election. The Washington Post immediately dismissed allegations of...
  • Iranian Alert - May 18, 2006 - Ahmadinejad to write another letter [invite to Islam]

    05/17/2006 6:27:27 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies · 1,271+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/17/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Payvand Tehran, May 17, IRNA-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intends to write another letter but it will not be for a political figure, "informed sources" were quoted on Wednesday. The Persian-language daily, Tosse'e, quoted the sources as saying Ahmadinejad's second letter is expected to be sent next week. According to the daily, the president, in an April 24 interview, said that he "will again send messages to leaders of certain world powers calling their attention to the state of the world and inviting them to imbibe the message of the Divine Prophets which happens to be also the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 17, 2006 - EU considers giving Iran a nuclear reactor

    05/17/2006 2:15:35 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 915+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU considers giving Iran a nuclear reactor. Yahoo News reported that European nations are considering adding a light-water reactor to a package of incentives meant to persuade Tehran to give up uranium enrichment.   China approves of the idea. The New York Times reported that China said it supported European efforts to create a new package of incentives for Iran as a way of resolving the standoff over its nuclear program. The report added that Europe would not offer Iran security guarantees against potential threats by its neighbors.   The CIA's history of over estimating the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 16, 2006 - The under reported "Achilles heel" of the Iranian Regime: Its workers

    05/16/2006 6:58:33 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 818+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The under reported "Achilles heel" of the Iranian Regime: Its workers. Amir Taheri, Arab News challenged the perception that the internal opposition to the present Iranian regime is marginal. Pointing to recent new reports, Iran's urban working class that has just started to flex its muscles. It showed its force with the biggest May Day demonstration ever seen in the Middle East. The participants made no secret of the fact that they were unhappy with the Khomeinist system as a whole.   Hitchens: Bush should speak directly to the Iranian people. Christopher Hitchens, Slate argued that...
  • Iranian Alert - May 15, 2006 - Iran preemptively says NO! to EU3

    05/15/2006 7:13:23 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 755+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran preemptively says NO! to EU3. Reuters reported that EU foreign ministers will meet on Monday to agree initiatives on Iran's nuclear reported that Iran's president said Sunday that any European proposal that demanded an end to his country's uranium enrichment activities would be unacceptable.   Pressure builds for direct talks with Iran. CNN News reported that Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser under former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, said Sunday that the United States should open direct talks with Iran over its nuclear program.Rooz Online reported that "reformist" analysts believe the US will likely...
  • Iranian Alert - May 14, 2006 - Brzezinski rips Bush foreign policy [Jimmy's foreign advisor]

    05/14/2006 11:07:37 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 1,204+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/14/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story TheStar Zbigniew Brzezinski — former Canadian and a McGill alumnus who rose to be Jimmy Carter's national security adviser — knows a thing or two about the broader Middle East, including Iran, having lived through the American hostage crisis on his watch. I first met him in the 1980s in Pakistan while returning from Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, where he had helped initiate American support for the Afghan resistance. On cutting off aid to the Palestinians for having elected Hamas, he said: "I think the American foreign policy is mindless. "When Likud came to power in 1977, it...
  • Press release: McCain finds the spotlight once again

    05/12/2006 11:23:24 AM PDT · by meandog · 49 replies · 351+ views
    Straight Talk America | Apr 11, 2006 | John McCain
    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement: “I want to assure the American people that the cosponsors of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, and the senators who worked to find a compromise last week that would have won the support of a substantial Senate majority remain totally committed to returning to this issue when the Senate returns from recess. “The public expects Congress to address comprehensively this national problem recognizing both the vulnerability of our inadequately protected borders and the need to allow an earned path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who work...
  • Clinton Cites Bible in Attack of Immigration Bill

    03/23/2006 11:42:35 AM PST · by Paige · 46 replies · 1,175+ views
    AOL ^ | March 23, 2006 | BETH FOUHY, AP
    NEW YORK (March 23) - Invoking Biblical themes, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton joined immigration advocates Wednesday to vow and block legislation seeking to criminalize undocumented immigrants
  • Respect religions, says Saudi king

    02/19/2006 6:28:20 PM PST · by milestogo · 125 replies · 1,314+ views
    Respect religions, says Saudi king RIYADH: King Abdullah on Saturday called for mutual respect among all religions and beliefs and condemned what he called “the clash of civilisations.” Speaking during a cultural festival in Riyadh, he said, “I call for the next stage in relations between countries to be a stage of real dialogue where each side respects the other side,” he was quoted as saying. ap
  • Ahmadinejad: All countries must work for world peace (A special Barf Alert...)

    02/10/2006 4:54:27 PM PST · by dj_animal_2000 · 12 replies · 336+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | February 7, 2006
    All countries must work for world peace: Ahmadinejad Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN -- President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that all countries are obligated to work for world peace and security based on the observance of justice. The history of Bosnia and Herzegovina in modern times has shown that nations truly desire peace and friendship, he noted at a meeting with the visiting speaker of the Bosnian House of Representatives, Nikola Spiric. He said the interference of major powers in the affairs of nations has aggravated the scope of war and animosity, a clear reference to the tragic events...
  • Sandy Berger: Bush 'Breaking' the Military

    02/03/2006 11:44:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 1,918+ views
    Sandy Berger: Bush 'Breaking' the Military Disgraced former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger is blasting President Bush for undermining U.S. defenses by "breaking" the military. A just-released report co-authored by Berger and several other top Clinton administration officials complains: "We believe that the Bush administration has broken faith with the American soldier and Marine." According to the web site ISN Security Watch, the report by Berger & Co. contends that the Bush administration's poor planning ahead of the Iraq war, a shortage of troops and not enough equipment or protection for troops could result in "breaking the force." The disgraced...
  • Canuck Whore (Debbie Schlussel On Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's Chutzpah Alert)

    12/16/2005 11:41:14 AM PST · by goldstategop · 77 replies · 2,411+ views
    Debbie ^ | 12/16/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin has a problem. With us. We are Canada's #1 trading partner. 90% of all Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. border. The failing Canadian economy--with bloated taxes (including the regressive G.S.T.), a plague-ridden socialized national health care system (the best do not become doctors there), scores of people on welfare (New Foundland, anyone?), and a province where people who pretend not to know English insist on speaking a foreign language and want to become a foreign country. So why is Paul Martin attacking America on the campaign trail? Because he's desperate to get...
  • Bush's Lack of a Plan Stands in Contrast to Roosevelt's Strategy for Victory, Says Democratic..

    12/07/2005 5:25:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 1,093+ views
    Bush's Lack of a Plan Stands in Contrast to Roosevelt's Strategy for Victory, Says Democratic National Committee 12/7/2005 4:19:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Karen Finney of the Democratic National Committee, 202-863-8148 WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Communications Director Karen Finney issued the following statement on President Bush’s speech today and his commitment to a failed policy in Iraq: "Today marks the 64th anniversary of the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor, a terrible day that compelled our nation to a war in the service of our greatest calling: the triumph of democracy over tyranny. Because President...
  • Muslims Complain About Head-Scarf Removal

    12/05/2005 6:07:34 AM PST · by Calpernia · 17 replies · 403+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Dec 4, 2005 6:45 pm US/Eastern | 1010wins
    Despite a policy that allows motorists to wear religious head coverings in their driver license photos, some Muslim women complain that workers at the state Motor Vehicle Commission continue to require them to either remove their head scarfs or pull them back so that a substantial amount of hair is showing. After several of the women complained, the motor vehicle agency wrote several letters of apology, and promised to redouble its efforts to make sure all its employees are familiar with guidelines on head coverings, and apply them equally to everyone. Sarah Elfayoumi went to have her photo taken at...
  • Tookie And Moses (Joseph Farah Slams NAACLP's Analogy Of Biblical Hero To Quadruple Murderer Alert)

    12/05/2005 6:16:50 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 7,314+ views ^ | 11/05/05 | Joseph Farah
    This just in from the "what-can-you-say?" department. The rhetoric being delivered by the moral reprobates trying to save from execution next week Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the California quadruple murderer and founder of the Crips street gang, is getting even more overheated, hysterical and irrational. In calling for clemency for the monster who should serve as a walking, talking billboard for capital punishment, Jamal Watkins, western regional director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, compared Williams to Moses. I'm not kidding. Moses! What do Williams and Moses have in common? According to Watkins, Moses, too, was "found...
  • Rabbis For The Left (Liberal Rabbinical Leaders Do NOT Speak For Jewish Conservatives Alert)

    11/23/2005 2:11:00 AM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 680+ views ^ | 11/24/05 | Richard Behr
    Liberals are feeling their oats these days. The president’s poll ratings are down. Support for the Iraq war has eroded. Democrats in Congress are on the offensive charging the White House with misleading the country into war. An aide to the Vice President has been indicted, Congressman Tom DeLay is also facing charges, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is under the spotlight for stock transactions by his blind trust. It is, in other words, a perfect storm of opportunity for the left, which must also mean that it is time for leaders of major Jewish organizations on the political...
  • Senator says Bush needs to depoliticize Iraq debate

    11/22/2005 4:02:37 PM PST · by 1066AD · 79 replies · 1,686+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 11/22/2005 | Reuters
    Senator says Bush needs to depoliticize Iraq debate President George W. Bush should take politics out of the Iraq war by admitting he made mistakes and pledging to work with both parties to find a responsible way to end it, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois said on Tuesday. By turning the discussion of the war into a for-us or against-us proposition, the White House last week "showed exactly what kind of debate it wants on the future of Iraq -- none," Obama said in a speech to the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. Obama, the only black in the...
  • O.J.: Blake Subjected to Unfair System

    11/19/2005 9:46:12 AM PST · by John W · 68 replies · 1,137+ views
    AP via Earthlink ^ | November 19, 2005 | Linda Deutsch
    LOS ANGELES - O.J. Simpson on Friday questioned the system that allowed both him and actor Robert Blake to be found liable for murder after being acquitted in criminal court, calling it "double jeopardy." "I still don't get how anyone can be found not guilty of a murder and then be found responsible for it in any way shape or form," Simpson said in a phone interview from his Florida home. "... If you're found not guilty, how can you be found responsible? I'd love to hear how that's not double jeopardy." Simpson said he had no opinion about Blake's...