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  • USS Cole commander blasts transfer of Al Qaeda Gitmo detainees to Saudi Arabia

    05/03/2016 9:40:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/3/16 | Cristina Corbin
    The man at the helm of the USS Cole when it was attacked by an Al Qaeda cell in 2000 said last month's release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee linked to the bombers denies justice to the 17 people killed aboard the ship. Kirk Lippold, who was commanding officer of the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer when suicide bombers aboard a small fishing boat blew a hole in the side of the ship, told Mashur Abdallah Ahmed al Sabri's release was a mistake. "I would have liked to have seen him receive a military commission where he was tried,...
  • Norman Pastor Tells KFAQ he Will Run Against Cole

    01/07/2016 3:07:26 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 6 replies
    KFAQ Radio ^ | 1-7-16 | David Prock
    Norman Pastor Tells KFAQ he Will Run Against Cole By David Prock. CREATED 10:21 AM NORMAN, Okla. (KFAQ staff) - It was the final straw for Dr. James Taylor, the pastor of Christ Church of Norman, after he heard Congressman Tom Cole of District 4 voted for the OMNIBUS spending bill that allows for such things as fully funding Planned Parenthood, and he has decided to do something about it. He announced on KFAQ’s Pat Campbell Show on Thursday morning that he will indeed run against Cole in the next election. "It came to a head right before Christmas when...
  • Natalie Cole dead at 65: R&B singer was daughter of Nat King Cole

    01/01/2016 4:15:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-1-16 | Larry McShane
    Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" and "Unforgettable," died at age 65. "Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace," tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year's Day. Cole, who had struggled with a variety of health issues in recent years, died Thursday night, according to publicist Maureen O'Connor. The cause of death was reportedly congestive heart failure.
  • Decorating a Christmas tree with cats around!

    12/05/2014 6:14:09 PM PST · by Justice · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/4/2014 | Cole and Marmalade
    Click Here for video Cats VS Christmas Trees ... the battle continues! Even though I knew we couldn't leave the Christmas tree up this year because it would be dangerous and Marmalade would more than likely eat something he shouldn't… Marmalade is currently going through chemotherapy and fighting cancer so I decided to put it up anyway so he could have some fun! As you can see from the look of joy and mischief on his face it was well worth the effort :)
  • Holder's deputy said to be preparing resignation

    10/16/2014 10:59:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    The Justice Department second-raking official is preparing to step down, completing an exodus of top brass from the agency, according to published reports. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole would become the third member of the Justice Department’s brain trust to announce his departure in recent weeks. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder announced his departure in late September, though he has pledged to remain in office until his successor is in place. The White House has indicated that President Obama would not nominate anyone for the position untl after the November midterms. Associate Attorney General Tony West, the third-ranking DOJ official,...
  • G.O.P. Hopeful Finds Tribal Tie Cuts Both Ways

    05/04/2014 12:19:45 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JONATHAN MARTIN
    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — T. W. Shannon will be Oklahoma’s first black senator if he wins the Republican nomination and is elected this November, but the quiet campaign stirring here about Mr. Shannon’s racial loyalties is not aimed at the African-American branch of his family tree. Mr. Shannon, whose first name is Tahrohon, is a member of the Chickasaw Nation, the most influential tribe in a state where Native Americans are not merely the inheritors of a poignant history but also collectively constitute the state’s largest nongovernment employer outside of Walmart.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Revealed: Holder personally vetted Rosen warrant, DOJ fought for prolonged secret monitoring....

    05/24/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:40 pm on May 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    It’s 4 p.m. ET as I’m writing this. If you had that time plus “deeper complicity for Holder in the Rosen investigation” in the pool, congrats.We already knew that he signed the warrant for Rosen’s e-mails. Now we know for sure that it wasn’t pro forma. President Good Government announced yesterday that he’s ordered the Attorney General to review the DOJ’s guidelines for snooping on reporters. Imagine how dismayed Eric Holder will be when he finds out what Eric Holder’s done. The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search...
  • Leah Cole Takes Stunning Win in Peabody State Rep. Race (Taxachusetts - GOP Pickup)

    04/03/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies
    Peabody Patch ^ | 4/2/13 | Chris Helms, John Castelluccio, and Robert Gates
    A Republican will once again represent Peabody on Beacon Hill. That's the shocking outcome of Tuesday's special election in the 12th Essex District. There were three candidates vying for the seat left open by the death of Joyce Spiliotis last year. Republican Leah Cole, who is new to politics and was a longshot candidate until recently, scored a major upset and garnered 35 percent of the vote over 34 percent that went to Democrat Beverley Griffin Dunne and 31 percent for unenrolled candidate Dave Gravel. According to the City Clerk's office, total voter turnout was 20 percent or 5,351 out...
  • Trent Cole jilts Pa. expo over 'sporting rifle' ban

    01/21/2013 2:35:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 21 January, 2012 | Peter Mucha
    Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, a major hunting enthusiast, is snubbing a Pennsylvania sports expo because it has banned sales of certain rifles variously described as "modern sporting rifles," "tactical rifles" or "assault weapons." Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, scheduled for Feb. 2 to 10 in Harrisburg, bills itself as "THE Sportsman Show," and was expected to draw about 200,000 visitors and feature 1,200 exhibitors. Many sportsmen, however, seem to be upset that the show's organizers have failed to fully support the constitutional right to bear arms. "Hordes of hunting industry manufacturers and TV personalities are thumbing their noses at...
  • [Rep. Tom] Cole: Join with Obama on quick deal (RINO wants higher taxes on rich)

    11/27/2012 6:41:43 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jonathan Allen
    Republican Rep. Tom Cole urged colleagues in a private session Tuesday to vote to extend the Bush tax rates for all but the highest earners before the end of the year — and to battle over the rest later. The Oklahoma Republican said in an interview with POLITICO that he believes such a vote would not violate Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge and that he’s not alone within Republican circles. Read more:
  • Former USS Cole Commander on Benghazi: Obama only cares about power and getting reelected

    10/13/2012 9:13:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/13/12 | staff
    Lt. General Tom McInerney told Judge Jeanine tonight that the only reason the Obama administration ordered the FBI to investigate the Benghazi attack is to stall it through the election. He says this was an act of war against the United States and if this had been assigned to the military we would have known 2 days later what happened. He adds that we know who they are and where they are and that we should have already attacked those people. Former USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold said that the parallels between this case and the attack on the USS...
  • USS Cole bombing suspect killed in Yemen strike

    02/01/2012 6:31:32 AM PST · by FewsOrange · 12 replies
    CBS (AP story) ^ | January 31, 2012 9:31 AM | AP
    (AP) SANAA, Yemen - U.S. airstrikes targeting leaders from Yemen's active al Qaeda branch killed four suspected militants, including a man suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, officials said Tuesday. Yemeni security and military officials said missiles struck a school and a car late Monday in the southern Abyan province, which has seen large swaths fall under the influence of al Qaeda as the militants seek to exploit the security vacuum since an uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh began last year. Tribal officials in the area said the strike hit the militants late Monday...
  • Justice for USS Cole (Pentagon wants death penalty for al-Nashiri)

    10/02/2011 12:35:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/30/11 | Arthur Herman
    Justice for USS ColeBut why did it take so long? Last Updated: 3:48 AM, September 30, 2011 Before 9/11, there was USS Cole. On Oct. 12, 2000 terrorists loaded a small boat with explosives and set it off next to the US Navy destroyer as it sat peacefully in the Yemeni port of Aden, killing 17 American sailors and wounding 39 more. The alleged mastermind of the attack, Saudi-born Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, was captured in 2002. Since 2006, he’s been sitting in Gitmo, untried and unpunished. Now, more than a decade after the crime, the families of the Cole...
  • Guantanamo prisoner could face death penalty

    09/29/2011 3:54:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 29, 2011
    A Pentagon legal official has approved charges that carry a possible death penalty for a Guantanamo prisoner accused of planning the attack on the Navy destroyer Cole, the U.S. Defense Department said Wednesday. Abd al-Nashiri would face charges that include murder in violation of the law of war for allegedly planning the attack that killed 17 sailors and wounded 40 while the ship was stopping in Yemen on Oct. 12, 2000. The United States must now bring him before a judge within 30 days for his arraignment before a military judge at the U.S. base in Cuba. This would be...
  • Juan Cole shows himself to be another cowardly pseudo-academic, ducks offer to debate Spencer

    08/02/2011 6:48:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/2/11 | Robert
    Now more than ever, Muslim and non-Muslim Islamic apologists are making broad-based and inaccurate attacks on my scholarship and integrity; but when it comes to backing up their claims in debate with me, they suddenly get cold feet. The list of Islamic "scholars" and non-Muslim "experts" who have refused to debate me keeps growing; it now includes Ahmed Afzaal; Akbar Ahmed; Karen Armstrong; Reza Aslan; Jamal Badawi; Robert Crane; Dinesh D'Souza (although I did best him in debate at CPAC in 2007, he refuses a return engagement, perhaps sensing the outcome would be the same); Carl Ernst; John Esposito; Mark...
  • VIDEO:Obama Orders:Launched Fast and Furious

    07/24/2011 10:34:49 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 33 replies
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    VIDEO:Obama Orders:Launched Fast and Furious
  • Gunwalker: New Hearings Scheduled

    07/20/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 21 replies ^ | July 20,2011 1 hour ago 12:45 PM |
    According to a release from Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled new hearings into the on going Operation Fast and Furious scandal — this time they’ll be talking to ATF agents based in Mexico: “Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border” will examine accounts of agents based in Mexico Washington DC– On Tuesday, July 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will convene a hearing as part of the ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious, a tragically flawed effort that is connected to...
  • Deputy Attorney General James Cole Involved in 'Fast & Furious' Whistleblower Cover-up?

    07/20/2011 4:23:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 19 July, 2011 | Bea Edwards
    Operation Fast and Furious (F&F) – a program run by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that allowed thousands of lethal weapons to cross the Mexican border – was apparently no secret among high-level political authorities at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Among those in the know? Newly-confirmed Deputy Attorney General James Cole. Information is now seeping out about the political whiplash that secured a confirmation vote for Cole in exchange for the DOJ’s release of documents to Congress. In a supremely ironic twist, the documents ransomed by Cole’s confirmation strongly suggest that Cole himself was...
  • Fast And Furious Scandal: A Watergate For Obama?

    07/13/2011 4:21:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 13, 2011 | Staff
    Border: A 2-year-old video shows a high Justice official saying "the president has directed us," including the attorney general, to speed up Project Gunrunner and the offshoot that got a border agent killed. This tape has no 18-minute gap, and while it does not feature the president himself, the March 24, 2009, video may rival the tape that turned a "third-rate burglary" into a presidential resignation. No one died at Watergate. Agent Brian Terry lost his life in the administration's obsessive pursuit of gun control. In addition to Agent Terry, Immigration Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata was also killed in...
  • Issa rips Obama's silence on ATF gun-tracking matter

    06/30/2011 5:08:17 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 29 replies ^ | 06/29/11 04:07 PM ET | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) denounced President Obama for refusing to comment on a controversial gun-tracking program that is under investigation. Issa, who is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Obama did not express the necessary “urgency” that is called for in investigating who approved of the “Fast and Furious” operation, which may have contributed to the death of at least one federal agent. At a press conference Wednesday, Obama reiterated that Attorney General Eric Holder did not order the gun-tracking program, which was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and...
  • Freedom Radio Rocks with Cmdr Lippold & Joe Kaufman

    05/29/2011 9:39:11 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 10 replies
    Freedom Radio Rocks ^ | Sunday, May 29, 2011 | HonestConservative
    We pay tribute to the fallen this Memorial Day on Freedom Radio as we welcome retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, former commander of the USS Cole and senior military fellow at Military Families United. Lippold is running for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District seat. Learn more about the Commander here. Freedom Radio is also proud to welcome Joe Kaufman, who is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate and the founder of "CAIR Watch". He was responsible for the closure of at least one terror-related charity and convincing a number of government officials to shun the Hamas front group, CAIR. In...
  • Oh My - The Most Beautiful Bond Girl Yet?

    09/20/2006 7:57:53 PM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 1,506+ views
    Miami Poetry review ^ | 8/2006 | Tom hansen
    The list is lengthy. From the highly sensual Ursula Andress as Honey Rider to the electric Halle Berry as Jinx, every James Bond film is known as much for one gorgeous female character as it is for its high tech action and suave sophistication. But when it comes to the most recent selection, the casting folks hope they have broken the vault with Caterina Murino. The exotic beauty plays Solange in the latest Bond endeavor, Casino Royale, the first of Ian Fleming's wondrous Bond books. Somehow, the beautiful Murino managed only a fourth place finish in the 1996 Miss Italy...
  • Nominee for Justice is blocked in Senate

    05/10/2011 2:33:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Sean Lengell
    Senate Republicans blocked a nomination by President Obama for the first time this year on Monday, when they successfully filibustered the confirmation of the White House’s pick for the No. 2 official at the Justice Department. Democrats had argued that acting Deputy Attorney General James Cole, whom Mr. Obama wanted named to the post permanently, needed full congressional backing if intelligence from terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden’s killing is to be fully put to use. But Republicans objected to Mr. Cole, largely over concerns about his suggestions that terrorist suspects should be tried in civilian criminal courts, not military tribunals....
  • Senate blocks Obama choice for No. 2 at Justice

    05/09/2011 5:44:26 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Google (AP) ^ | May 8, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's choice for the No. 2 job in the Justice Department and dampened talk that Osama bin Laden's death might usher in bipartisan cooperation on terrorism matters. The 50-40 vote, short of the Senate's required 60-vote threshold, sidelined Obama's monthslong drive to make official James M. Cole's position as deputy attorney general. ((snip)) Some saw the vote Monday, which Senate Democrats kept open for about 40 extra minutes, as an early sign of whether Republicans might give Obama the national security team he seeks. Only Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., crossed...
  • Democrats cite U.S. security in pushing Justice job nominee

    05/08/2011 7:59:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2011 | Sean Lengell
    With a key test vote in the Senate on Monday, Democrats are playing the national security card in their push to get the No. 2 man at the Justice Department confirmed. Democrats argue that acting Deputy Attorney General James Cole, whom President Obama wants named to the post permanently, needs full congressional backing if the treasure trove of intelligence from Osama bin Laden’s killing can be fully put to use. “There’s a heightened need for him now, given all the new work that’s going to come forward,” Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said during a SenateJudiciary Committee hearing...
  • City picking up speed as events locale (Austin, Tx)

    04/07/2011 4:25:55 AM PDT · by cweese · 17 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | April 6, 2011 | Editorial board
    Austin City Council Member Sheryl Cole wants visitors flocking downtown today and through the weekend for the Texas Relays and Urban Music Festival to know that the city welcomes them and their dollars. We do, too. More than 40,000 people are expected to be in town, generating more than $8 million for the city's economy. Special events have boosted Austin's tourism business, which generates $3 billion annually for the city's economy, according to the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. snip Cole also wants to get the word out that there are plenty of things to do in addition to the...
  • Kenneth Cole sparks Furor with tweet that Egypt protests spurred by fashion frenzy. (Leftist Jerk)

    02/03/2011 12:22:16 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02-03-11 | Christina Boyle
    The Twittersphere went to war with Kenneth Cole Thursday after the clothing giant used the Egypt uprising to promote its new spring collection. "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo", the company's twitter account posted at 9:58 a.m. "Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available," the tweet continued, followed by a link to their latest designs. The message sparked uproar from throngs of Twitter followers who have been closely following events in Egypt using the hashtag #Cairo.
  • Orange Park native will head Cinnabon (ex-Hooters girl)

    01/11/2011 2:18:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    The Times-Union (Florida) ^ | January 10, 2011 | Mark Basch
    Orange Park native Kat Cole has been promoted to president of Cinnabon Inc., which has 770 locations worldwide. Cole, a 1996 graduate of Orange Park High School, joined Atlanta-based Cinnabon three months ago as chief operating officer. Previously she served as vice president of training and development for Hooters of America Inc., after starting with that company as a Hooters’ Girl, according to the firm’s website. She received her MBA from Georgia State University.
  • Obama uses recess appointment to seat Justice Dept. official

    12/29/2010 2:44:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama used a recess appointment Wednesday to name James Cole as deputy attorney general. The president also recess appointed five other officials, including four ambassadors. Cole's nomination to the second-ranking post at the Department of Justice had been held up over objections from Republicans, who raised concerns over his tenure as an independent monitor of insurance giant AIG between 2005 and 2009. The federal government bailed out the company in 2008. Republican senators also quibbled with a 2002 report that Cole wrote advocating civilian trials for terror suspects. Republicans have objected to trials in civilian courts for any of...
  • The Cole babies: Years later, they search for identity

    11/07/2010 7:43:38 AM PST · by Saije · 56 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/7/2010 | Audra D. S. Burch
    Cyn Bird grabbed a torn piece of notebook paper to scribble the secrets spilling from her mother's mouth as she neared death: The mysterious Miami doctor named Katherine Cole who delivered and supposedly sold babies to couples. The phone call on Jan. 12, 1962, that a baby girl with sky blue eyes was available. The $2,500 price tag. After 46 years, Bird had learned the stunning truth about her birth from her mother. Bird was adopted. Illegally. ``How do you wake up at my age and realize you have no idea who you really are?'' asks Bird, a New Jersey...
  • Obama Administration Halts Commission Trial Against Cole Bomber

    08/29/2010 10:34:05 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/27/2010 | Andy McCarthy
    It’s a sleepy Friday in late August, the president is on another vacation, Congress is out of town, no one is paying much attention. What better time for the Obama administration to pull the plug, once again, on military commissions? This time, it has halted the case of top al-Qaeda operative Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was to be prosecuted by a military court for the Cole bombing. The Washington Post report is here, and Jen Rubin has thoughts at Contentions. None of this is terribly surprising. Prosecuting the Cole case by military commission sticks in the Left’s craw because it...
  • Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

    08/27/2010 6:16:50 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 144 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | 8/27/10 | Peter Finn
    The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing. The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.
  • EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers--The Justice Department obstructs military voting rights

    07/28/2010 3:12:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Editorial
    Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus. Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least...
  • Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War, Likens Them to...

    06/14/2010 3:36:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 498+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 14, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    ( - Despite a resolution by Congress authorizing war against those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama’s nominee to be the number two official at the Justice Department, James Cole, wrote an op-ed in 2002 likening the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to the domestic crimes of murder, rape and child abuse, while arguing that the attackers ought to be treated like domestic criminals. “But the attorney general is not a member of the military fighting a war--he is a prosecutor fighting crime,” Cole wrote in a Sept. 9, 2002 article in Legal Times that critiqued the...
  • Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War, Likens Them to...

    06/14/2010 4:41:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 745+ views
    Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War, Likens Them to Domestic Crimes of Murder, Rape Monday, June 14, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer ( - Despite a resolution by Congress authorizing war against those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama’s nominee to be the number two official at the Justice Department, James Cole, wrote an op-ed in 2002 likening the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to the domestic crimes of murder, rape and child abuse, while arguing that the attackers ought to be treated like domestic criminals....
  • Cheryl 'set to move to America after quickie divorce from Ashley Cole'

    05/26/2010 9:42:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies · 1,269+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2010 | Chris Johnson
    Cheryl Cole looks set to pursue her career in America after announcing her divorce from husband Ashley today. She confirmed she had lodged a petition against the England and Chelsea star in the High Court yesterday and is understood to be looking for a clean break. Mrs Cole, 26, is said to want a 'quickie' divorce and will not be asking for any of the £6m-a-year star's money. She will also let him have the £6m matrimonial home in Surrey, allowing her to move to the States when it suits. The London Evening Standard claimed today Simon Cowell is 'very...
  • Appalachian Landscapes of Thomas Cole

    04/19/2010 4:39:00 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 10 replies · 491+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 19, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Cole came to America with his family in 1818. With little formal training in the art of painting, Cole was recognized as a landscape artist by his mid-twenties. Beginning in about 1833, Cole maintained a studio in Catskill, New York, where he painted many landscapes of the Catskill Mountains and other areas of the Northern Appalachians. [Images of 10 Cole landscapes]
  • TMLC: Judge Reverses Marine Commander’s Ban of Anti-terrorist Decals

    04/01/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Gene Eric · 3 replies · 404+ views
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | April 01, 2010 | no annotation
    ANN ARBOR, MI – Jesse Nieto is one of those many unsung patriotic Americans. He served 25 years in the Marine Corps, including two combat tours in Vietnam.  His youngest son, Marc, and 16 of Marc’s shipmates were killed on October 12, 2000, by Islamic terrorists who bombed the USS Cole.  Nieto has worked as a civilian employee at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina since 1994. Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard delivered good news to Mr. Nieto. He ruled that Camp Lejeune officials violated his free speech rights when they ordered him to remove...
  • North Carolina Potters: Remembering Phil Graves

    01/23/2010 7:27:50 AM PST · by jay1949 · 3 replies · 205+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | January 23, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    There is a small but dedicated faction of collectors and aficionados which considers Philmore Graves to be among the best turners in the renowned group of masters of the North Carolina art pottery genre. I count myself among the Phil Graves fans, but perhaps I am biased, as I will explain.
  • Daison Ware "American Hand Made" Pottery

    01/12/2010 5:10:25 AM PST · by jay1949 · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | January 12, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Who made "Daison Ware?" Conventional wisdom holds that the pottery sold as Daison Ware in the 1930s and 1940s was made by various of the North Carolina Cole families, but that may not be so. Certainly, J. B. Cole's Pottery was a primary source, but there is insufficient evidence to attribute other potteries with this connection. Daison Manufacturing Corporation was a manufacturer/distributor of lamps and other housewares and was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daison lamps were artistically-designed, quality products and occasionally turn up in estate collections. Photographs of two Daison lamps are currently available on the Smithsonian Institution's CollectionsSearchCenter. During...
  • Another Reason To Keep Gitmo Open

    12/29/2009 4:44:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 684+ views ^ | December 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the attempted destruction of Flight 253 were released from Guantanamo two years ago. The case for indefinite detention has been made once again, and not in Illinois. Sometimes America's chickens do come home to roost. In a statement released Monday, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which counts among its leadership two former Guantanamo detainees, claimed responsibility for the attempted destruction of Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the crotch bomber, told FBI agents he was trained for his Christmas Day mission in Yemen by top leaders of the group who provided...
  • Nat King Cole Christmas Music Videos

    12/21/2009 6:23:38 AM PST · by jay1949 · 8 replies · 391+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | December 21, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Nat King Cole Christmas Music Videos. Christmas Song, O Tannenbaum, Little Town of Bethlehem, O Holy Night.
  • Cole sailor describes bombing, but was he even on the ship?

    12/04/2009 11:33:06 AM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 48 replies · 1,567+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 4 Dec 09 | Kate Wiltrout
    In early November, retired Senior Chief Jeffrey Sparenberg was the guest of honor at military heritage day in Delaware. Sparenberg spent 23 years in the Navy, including time on the destroyer Cole, and he was at Fort DuPont State Park that day to donate a flag that he said flew over the Cole shortly after it was attacked nine years ago. The flag, he hoped, would be put on view at the planned Delaware Military Museum. A photograph from the ceremony shows Sparenberg on the steps of a shuttered brick building. The left side of his chest is covered with...
  • Remember The Cole

    02/06/2009 7:57:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,358+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 6, 2009
    War On Terror: Charges against the mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole are dismissed. He will be retried, but not by a military commission that would have given him the death penalty he deserves.Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell announced on Thursday that Susan Crawford, the convening authority for military tribunals at Guantanamo, has made the decision to withdraw charges against Abd al-Rahim Hussain Mohammed al-Nashiri. This is the Saudi man believed to be the architect of the bombing of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 American sailors, as it sat in the Yemeni port of Aden. The...
  • Hoffman Nabs Nods From Congressional Republicans (DeMint, Rohrabacher and Cole)

    10/28/2009 10:52:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 900+ views
    CQ-Roll Call ^ | Oct 27, 2009 | Emily Cadei
    Three Republican lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed Doug Hoffman's third-party campaign for the special House election in New York -- a slap in the face to the party's leadership and the current top brass at the National Republican Congressional Committee. Endorsing Hoffman in the 23rd District contest were Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Reps. Dana Rohrabacher of California and Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who also served as NRCC chairman from 2006 to 2008. The party's preferred candidate is GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava. Hoffman's name will appear on the upstate ballots as the Conservative Party nominee. The nods from the three...
  • Man Talks About Night Of Double Killings

    09/25/2009 7:00:43 AM PDT · by Dennis Freud · 4 replies · 649+ views
    WSMV-TV Nashville ^ | 9/24/09 | WSMV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A man on trial for the deaths of two Bellacino's pizzeria workers took the stand Thursday to defend his part in the deaths.
  • Just In Time For Christmas

    09/02/2009 6:19:46 AM PDT · by pansgold · 21 replies · 2,442+ views
    United States Postal Service ^ | September 2, 2009 | pansgold
    Link to the image since the port office pulled it from their website. Remember, the president had to approve this.
  • Former USS Cole Commander Assails Release of Terrorist Suspected of Trying to Murder U.S. Soldier

    08/25/2009 1:56:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 659+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 8/25/09 | Fred Lucas
    ( - A terror suspect charged with the attempted murder of two U.S. soldiers -- before a judge ruled that his confession was coerced and inadmissible -- returned home to Afghanistan on Monday, the same day news broke of a policy change in interrogations. After many Democrats and some Republican lawmakers called the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation techniques such as playing loud music and waterboarding “torture,” President Barack Obama reassigned interrogation responsibilities from the CIA to the National Security Council – which is run out of the White House, the Washington Post first reported.
  • Report: CIA Conducted Mock Executions of Detainees

    08/21/2009 9:35:45 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 38 replies · 2,018+ views ^ | 08/21/09 | Staff
    WASHINGTON -- The CIA's internal investigator found that interrogators conducted mock executions of terror suspects and in one case threatened a detainee suspected in the USS Cole bombing with a gun and power drill, congressional officials said late Friday. The disclosure is contained in a 2004 report by the CIA's inspector general, which has keep secret and is to be released next week, two officials told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the report has not yet been cleared for release. The report's findings were first reported by Newsweek on its Web site Friday night. In...