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  • (Flashback) The Club for Growth opposes Congressman Hunter

    11/22/2010 8:55:22 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 30, 2006 | Andrew Roth
    Since Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is apparently going to explore the possibility of running for president in 2008, I thought I'd dig up some of his roll call votes. Like most Republicans, he's strong on tax cuts, but he's been part of the big government spending spree of the last 6 years. He also has a protectionist streak in him. Here are some of the more troubling votes: NO on NAFTA YES on No Child Left Behind YES on Sarbanes-Oxley YES on the 2003 Medicare Drug Benefit NO on CAFTA YES on 2005 Highway Bill YES on the 527 bill...
  • Leave the Kids Alone: ‘Tonight Show’ Seats Crude Sarah Palin Hater Next to Her Daughter

    09/09/2010 8:04:21 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 123 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 09/09/10 | John Nolte
    It’s no secret in show business comedy circles or to anyone with access to Twitter that comedian and television star Louis C.K. is crudely and sexually obsessed with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin — so much so that he sends her direct tweets calling her the vilest of names [NSFW screen shot below]. The star of the FX series “Louie” not only savages the former Governor in such a way that I’m forced to publish the evidence below the fold with a strong warning, but his breathtakingly vicious attack on Trig Palin is quite popular on YouTube. So infamous is...
  • Enough with the Oogedy-Boogedy - Religion, politics, and us.

    12/05/2008 10:34:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies · 1,103+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 05, 2008 | Shannen W. Coffin
    December 05, 2008, 1:40 p.m. Enough with the Oogedy-BoogedyReligion, politics, and us. By Shannen W. Coffin Kathleen Parker’s war on religion in the Re-public-an square entered a new phase today. In her syndicated column, she nobly attempted to explain her use of the term “oogedy-boogedy” to describe religious conservatives. It’s not that she is “anti-God.” It’s just that God really shouldn’t be mentioned in polite company. Religion can inform our values (gee, thanks). But reason, not religion, should inform our public debates. I hadn’t realized religion and reason were mutually exclusive. It seems Pope Benedict hasn’t gotten the memo,...
  • "Ron, Ron, The Neo-Con" (Ron Silver)

    11/16/2007 10:45:45 AM PST · by maquiladora · 21 replies · 201+ views
    Ron Silver ^ | Ron Silver
    Often when I walked onto the set of the West Wing some of my colleagues would greet me with a chanting of “Ron, Ron, the neo-con.” It was all done in fun but it had an edge. Since speaking in support of George Bush at the 2004 Republican convention I’ve become increasingly disadmired by members of my profession as well as many others. As of this writing my family tells me they still love me. I believe them, but stay tuned, as another presidential cycle is upon us. I find myself increasingly amused as folks extrapolate my support for...
  • CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS MULL IMMIGRATION SELLOUT

    07/23/2006 4:31:48 AM PDT · by BerlinStrausbaugh · 104 replies · 1,962+ views
    Chris Adamo.com ^ | July 19, 2006 | Chris Adamo
    In a July 3 article on Townhall, columnist Michael Barone laments the possibility that Congress may not pass any immigration “reform” legislation this year. However, he pins some hope on a proposal being advocated by Representative Mike Pence (R.-IN). Ostensibly, the Pence proposal would incorporate the “best” of both worlds, including provisions from both the Senate’s recently passed guest worker/amnesty bill, along with the House version that focuses on immigration enforcement and border security. Unfortunately, the Pence bill would ultimately constitute no less a “sellout” on immigration than that attempted by the Senate, albeit this effort would be spaced out...
  • UC Berkeley Republicans Demand University Explanation for Politically Biased Study

    03/22/2006 3:41:05 PM PST · by Amaury · 33 replies · 1,299+ views
    BERKELEY, CA—The California Patriot, Berkeley’s student-run conservative magazine, and the Berkeley College Republicans are demanding an explanation from the University of California, Berkeley, regarding a study that links childhood personality traits to political ideology. The study, which was performed by a UC Berkeley psychology professor and has been published in the Journal of Research in Personality, suggests that “whiny, insecure” children grow up to be conservatives, while “confident, resilient, self-reliant” children are more likely to become liberals, according to a recent article in The Toronto Star. The editors of The Patriot have responded with an online editorial, which states, “The...
  • Warren Community College President Defends Professor’s Harassment of Young Conservative

    11/18/2005 12:08:27 PM PST · by txradioguy · 198 replies · 5,389+ views
    The Voice Of Freedom On Campus ^ | 18 November 2005 | Staff Reporter
    Warren Community College President Defends Professor’s Harassment of Young Conservative Professor Admits Radical Diatribe Student Fights Back HERNDON, VA –Young America’s Foundation exposed Warren Community College’s radical Professor John Daly, who in an email to student Rebecca Beach, vowed to intimidate those students who host conservative speakers and called for American soldiers in Iraq to murder their superiors. Instead of admonishing the professor’s intemperate attack on a student’s right of free expression, Warren Community College President William Austin said Prof. John Daly has “first amendment rights” to harass Rebecca. Furthermore, the President is trying to bully Rebecca into silence. He...
  • Former teacher sues college for political bias

    11/01/2004 7:15:40 PM PST · by nicole_g · 28 replies · 596+ views
    WROC TV Rochester ^ | 11-01-04 | Katrina Irwin
    A former professor at Monroe Community College says he was fired because he showed his support for President Bush.  Dr. Michael Filozof says he was fired from his job as a political science professor after he was harassed by a predominantly left wing department.  Monday morning he filed suit against MCC and now he wants a pay back. "It was an American flag.  I didn't think it was too controversial but apparently at MCC it was."  Filozof says his colleagues at MCC attacked his political views.  It came as quite a shock considering many professors decorate their office doors with...
  • Time Out NY Rates Political Sites (there are 2 links to view for this semi-barf alert...FR mention)

    10/07/2004 7:35:08 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 40 replies · 1,269+ views
    Time Out NY ^ | 9/04 | Time Out NY
    Main "Fringe"
  • Sullivan whines about Zell Miller

    09/01/2004 9:47:39 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 81 replies · 2,331+ views
    Andrew Sullivan ^ | 09/01/04 | Andrew Sullivan
    THE MILLER MOMENT: Zell Miller's address will, I think, go down as a critical moment in this campaign, and maybe in the history of the Republican party. I kept thinking of the contrast with the Democrats' keynote speaker, Barack Obama, a post-racial, smiling, expansive young American, speaking about national unity and uplift. Then you see Zell Miller, his face rigid with anger, his eyes blazing with years of frustration as his Dixiecrat vision became slowly eclipsed among the Democrats. Remember who this man is: once a proud supporter of racial segregation, a man who lambasted LBJ for selling his soul...
  • The witches of ABC's The View Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush

    09/01/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 55 replies · 5,063+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 09-01-2004 | Jessica Anderson
    Hosts of ABC's "The View" Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush Joy Behar ridiculed Giuliani for claiming that the first thing he said after the 9/11 attacks was "thank God" George W. Bush "was our President" and she insisted that "of course" Al Gore would have been just as "tough" on terrorism. Former CBS News correspondent Meredith Vieira, who participated Sunday in an anti-Bush march, seemed similarly ignorant, scolding Giuliani: "The implication is that if you disagree, I think, with the administration that somehow you are on the side of the terrorists. " Giuliani shot back: "That isn't who...
  • Hosts of ABC's The View GANG UP on Giuliani for Backing Bush (TRANSCRIPT & FREEP ALERT)

    09/01/2004 9:30:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 4,058+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The heated argument consumed nearly eight minutes, so space permits only some limited excerpts as provided by the MRC's Jessica Anderson who caught the August 31 exchange: Joy Behar: "Did you really say that, 'Thank God he was our President'? That's the first thing you said? You didn't say 'Oh, expletive,' or something?" Rudy Giuliani: "No, no, that wasn't the first thing I said. That's one of the things that I said on September 11th to my police commissioner. It really came out because that was just a few months after that disputed election, and so I had called the...
  • Republicans can be so funny

    09/01/2004 2:13:17 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 774+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/01/04 | Lenore Skenazy
    How many Republicans does it take to fill up a comedy club? Twelve: One to concentrate on the show and 11 to fend off all the reporters asking them how it feels to be a Republican with a sense of humor. At least, that's what it looked like Monday night at the Laugh Factory in Times Square, where three conservative comics were promising an evening of GOP comedy. This sounded every bit as appealing as an evening of lefty comics promising an evening of Abu Ghraib thigh-slappers. Which perhaps explains the low turnout. But humor is - by definition -...
  • Here's hoping the anti-gay marriage vote in Missouri is an anomaly

    08/08/2004 1:59:50 AM PDT · by Dane · 53 replies · 1,533+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | 8/7/04 | Rich Brooks
    ...In her eyes I saw an unmistakable sadness, as if she had been betrayed by the nation she had served so proudly. I didn't want to believe banning gay marriage had such widespread support. But, Tuesday's vote in Missouri has given me pause. With 70 percent agreeing to amend the Missouri Constitution to ban gay marriage, some believe the vote may be a bellwether for nine other states considering similar amendments this fall...
  • The real deal

    07/20/2004 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Patriot62 · 190 replies · 5,801+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 09/15/2004 | George Varga
    The real deal Linda Ronstadt's current tour – 'a history lesson of music' – reflects her dedication to authenticity, and quality By George Varga July 15, 2004 Other singers may have a greater passion for music than Linda Ronstadt. But few have a greater passion for more types of music, or the willingness to perform them, even at the risk of falling on her face. "My career has befuddled other people, and it's befuddled me," admitted Ronstadt, 58, who finds her fans are polarized by her nightly on-stage salute to "Fahrenheit 9/11" filmmaker Michael Moore. "I've been dedicating a song...
  • Oops! Spell Check Before you Accuse - Air America vs. The Houston Chronicle

    07/13/2004 9:23:06 PM PDT · by locochupacabra · 27 replies · 1,440+ views
    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/features/2676650 | 7/13/04 | Ken Hoffman
    WHEN you work for a newspaper, you get used to it. "Your paper is too liberal." "Your paper is too conservative." "It's too this." "It's too that." Then there was the phone call I got last week from Mike Papantonio, a talk host on the Air America Radio network — the liberal answer to Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio. He wanted to know why we didn't cover a story — even though we did. Air America has 15 stations across the country, but none in Houston. You can hear it on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio, however. Papantonio challenged...
  • How Democrats Think. Not a joke. Maybe barf alert

    06/06/2004 11:06:33 PM PDT · by genghis · 25 replies · 280+ views
    www.teachers.net ^ | 6/7/200-4 | anon
    Post: To Be a Republican in 2004 Posted by anon for obvious reasons on 6/06/04 To be a Republican in 2004, somehow, you have to believe that: 1. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton. 2. The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq. 3. "Standing Tall for America" means firing your workers and moving their jobs to India. 4. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation....
  • For Fox News,Ad-Sales Market Isn't Fair, Balanced

    05/20/2004 9:16:49 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 33 replies · 189+ views
    WSJ ^ | 05/20/04 | JULIA ANGWIN
    For Fox News, Ad-Sales Market Isn't Fair, Balanced Despite Ratings Lead, Network Has Hard Time Winning Top Rates for Its Shows By JULIA ANGWIN Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL May 20, 2004; Page A1 NEW YORK -- Paul Rittenberg, head of advertising sales for the Fox News Channel, got on the phone recently to counter a lowball offer. Chrysler wanted to buy nearly $2 million of commercials -- but at a cut-rate price of $8 per thousand viewers. Mr. Rittenberg pushed for $11.98, almost a dollar below his original asking price. Chrysler turned him down. As he hung...
  • A website boasts that Ithaca is "The City of Evil"

    05/12/2004 4:20:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies · 1,043+ views
    Copyright ©2004 TWEAN News Channel of Syracuse, LLC, d/b/a News 10 Now. ^ | Updated: 5/12/2004 7:49 AM | By: Abbie Ginder, News 10 Now Web Staff
    Ithaca was once called America's “Most Enlightened City”. But now, a group is using an Internet site to call it something very different-- "The City of Evil." The site is run by the group "Behind Liberal Lines." It lists reasons why Ithaca is the city of evil. It includes everything from the fact that the city once had a socialist mayor to the fact that Ithaca is home to Lucifer Falls. The site also takes a stab at local politics, bashing the strong-hold the Green Party has in the area and poking fun at political leaders. "What they said on...
  • Cornell Rejects Academic Freedom

    05/10/2004 3:38:17 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 49 replies · 386+ views
    FPM ^ | May 7, 2004 | Joe Sabia
    After banning the press from videotaping its weekly meeting, the Cornell University Student Assembly (SA) rejected the Academic Bill of Rights. Citing the document’s objectives as “redundant,” “irrelevant,” “insulting,” and “objectionable,” the SA determined that academic freedom was unimportant to the Ivy League campus. The Resolution on Academic Freedom — based on David Horowitz’s Academic Bill of Rights — was introduced by a bipartisan coalition of Cornell students, including the editor-in-chief of The Cornell Daily Sun. The resolution stated that the “SA affirms [the] principles of academic freedom and intellectual diversity” and went on to cite six principles: (1) Students...
  • Editor of LA Times... Fox News is pseudo-journalism (Hugh Hewitt)

    05/10/2004 9:12:28 AM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 37 replies · 718+ views
    www.hughhewitt.com (Blog) ^ | May 9, 2004: 9:30am | Hugh Hewitt
    Posted at 9:30 AM, Pacific This is really amazing: The editor of the Los Angeles Times branding Fox News as pseudo-journalism while asserting that the paper he leads is a repository of real journalism. Put aside the quackery of Scheer or the irrelevance of the editorial voice (see the post below), the robust line-up of news pages columnists every single one of whom is left or way left of center, the Times' photographer in the Church of the Nativity, the bizarre non-coverage of Gray Davis' money machine, the asleep at the wheel coverage of the electricity crisis or the decade-ago...
  • "I guess Limbaugh gets a rush out of violence"

    05/09/2004 6:50:27 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 292 replies · 369+ views
    paragoulddailypress.com ^ | May 9, 04 | Travis Justice
    The cries of Iraqi prisoners fall on deaf ears as far as Rush Limbaugh is concerned. But can he truly be faulted for that? After all, the political pundit's hearing is permanently impaired as a result of long-term OxyContin abuse. And how could a painkiller addict understand abuse to begin with? The man hasn't felt pain in years. Nevertheless, Limbaugh condoned the horrific treatment of Iraqi prisoners on his Thursday radio show, referring to it as a "brilliant maneuver" on behalf of the U.S. military. As most Daily Press readers already know, CBS recently released photographs of Iraqi prisoners being...
  • Esteemed journalist lectures on ethics (L.A. TIMES EDITOR WARNS: Rise of 'Pseudo-Journalism')

    05/09/2004 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Vision · 85 replies · 435+ views
    Oregon Daily Emerald ^ | 5/09/04 | Ayisha Yahya
    The media industry has been infested by the rise of pseudo-journalists who go against journalism's long tradition to serve the public with accurate information, Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll told a packed room in the Gerlinger Lounge on Thursday. Carroll delivered the annual Ruhl Lecture, titled "The Wolf in Reporter's Clothing: The Rise of Pseudo-Journalism in America." The lecture was sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication. "All over the country there are offices that look like newsrooms and there are people in those offices that look for all the world just like journalists, but they are...
  • NEW "SIMS" DEEMED X-Rated

    05/02/2004 9:44:54 PM PDT · by hookman · 55 replies · 913+ views
    Electronic Arts announced the release date for its much anticipated followed up to The Sims, despite a recent move by the Bush Administration and Christian groups to block the game from store shelves...
  • Bias Against Muslims up 70%

    05/03/2004 12:03:13 AM PDT · by Washington1980 · 53 replies · 216+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 3 | By Mary Beth Sheridan
    <p>Muslims in the United States experienced more than 1,000 incidents of alleged harassment, violence and discriminatory treatment in 2003, a jump of 70 percent over the previous year, according to a report to be released today by a major Islamic advocacy group.</p>
  • Dr. Dittohead

    04/08/2004 10:45:47 AM PDT · by mondoman · 125 replies · 468+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 4/8/04 | Margot Mifflin
    Dr. Dittohead I thought my therapist was brilliant -- until I discovered her love for Rush Limbaugh. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Margot Mifflin April 8, 2004 I was sitting in therapy describing an in-law I like, and quickly heading for a "but." "He's a loving, caring, selfless man -- but his politics are all about hatred," I said. "He's not educated, and more significant, he's ignorant -- he actually listens to Rush Limbaugh." I waited for a "Whoo boy!" or a sympathetic smile, but my shrink just stared at me, expressionless....
  • Fly the Partisan Skies

    04/05/2004 10:43:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 189+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2004 | David Brooks
    The political divisions in this country being what they are, it's not enough that liberals and conservatives have different radio networks, different Web sites and different networks of friends. In order to eliminate all possibility of trans-partisan conversation, I really think it's time we stopped flying together. It's time to set up two different airlines: Liberal Air, with direct flights between Madison, Berkeley, Ann Arbor and the New School for Social Research; and Right Wing Express, which will have planes with no oxygen masks in case of emergencies because anybody who can't handle a little asphyxiation doesn't deserve to live....
  • UNLV Professor: Republican Too Stupid To Teach

    03/23/2004 7:40:59 AM PST · by Nevadan · 80 replies · 533+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 3-23-04 | editorial
    EDITORIAL: Too stupid to teach? UNLV professor says Republican Party now a haven of slope-browed troglodytes Back in 2002, a survey by the American Enterprise Institute found America's colleges and universities to be a virtually monochrome refuge of the political left. More than 80 percent of most schools' employees were found to be registered Democrats, despite the almost even split between registered Republicans and Democrats among the public at large. The AEI report found one consequence of this lack of diversity was that conservative thinkers tend to be isolated and intimidated on American campuses, with the predictable result that they...
  • Ben Affleck:Marriage nixed by "racist, Puritanical" America

    03/11/2004 9:34:21 PM PST · by Stoat · 17 replies · 491+ views
    Tony Snow's radio talk show | March 11, 2004 | Stoat
    I heard it stated on Tony Snow's show today that Ben Affleck has said his marriage to Jennifer Lopez was wrecked by a "racist, Puritanical" America that can't stand the notion of a white man marrying a Latin woman. Previously, I had heard reports that he was blaming it on the crush of press coverage, and there are lots of stories in the press and available on the Net pertaining to that. However, I haven't been able to locate any confirmation of this apparently new statement where he blames racism. I am wondering if any Freepers have seen a published...
  • Drudge and the GOP smear machine are back in the Democrats' pants [Projectile Vomit Alert]

    02/12/2004 8:38:15 PM PST · by Hon · 84 replies · 338+ views
    Salon ^ | Feb. 13, 2004 | Joe "Kneepads" Conason
    There he goes again!Matt Drudge and the GOP smear machine are back in the Democrats' pants. - - - - - - - - - - - -By Joe ConasonFeb. 13, 2004  |  Is American politics suddenly returning to the bad old days, when Washington journalism became frenzied with sheet sniffing and keyhole peeping? That seems to be the default program of the right-wing media machine whenever Republican poll numbers sink into the red zone. Late Thursday morning -- with George W. Bush's credibility damaged on several fronts as reporters demanded answers to questions about his National Guard service that...
  • Hating Homosexuals Becomes 'New Racism' (Anti-Conservative, BIG BARF ALERT!!!!!!)

    02/12/2004 4:53:42 PM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 10 replies · 219+ views
    The Daily Beacon Online ^ | January 20, 2004 | Thomas Walker
    Hating homosexuals becomes 'new racism' Editorial Volume 95, Number 6 Tuesday, January 20, 2004 Throughout almost a majority of the previous century, a good many conservative politicians enjoyed all too much treading on the wrong side of the race line. Looking back we see the racist habits of too many conservatives; indeed, it was conservatives who never wanted yesterday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to be a recognized national holiday. It was, too, a conservative Ronald Reagan who supported for five years the apartheid regime in South Africa, and it was current Vice President Dick Cheney, at the time a...
  • Sharpton Campaign a Republican Plot?

    02/05/2004 11:37:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 187+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2/05/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Is the Rev. Al Sharpton working with Republicans to torpedo Democrat chances of locking up the black vote in this year's presidential election? That's just one of the questions raised by the Village Voice this week, in a bombshell report that details the curious relationship between GOP strategist Roger Stone and the civil rights leader-turned presidential hopeful. Describing Stone as "a longtime Republican dirty-tricks operative," the Voice said he is "financing, staffing, and orchestrating the presidential campaign of Reverend Al Sharpton." The paper says it has documented "an extraordinary array of connections" and calls Stone's role in the Sharpton...
  • Brit Hume honor triggers protest (Wash. Post bigwig resigns from Nat'l Press Fndtn.)

    02/02/2004 7:29:23 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 124 replies · 1,088+ views
    USA Today ^ | 02/02/2004 | Peter Johnson
    <p>Is Fox News Channel "fair and balanced," as its motto claims?</p> <p>Or is that slogan a clever marketing line designed to hide Fox News political tilt to the right?</p> <p>And with its success — by far, it's the No. 1-rated cable news channel — have journalists failed to challenge Fox News on its boast?</p>
  • Talk radio: It's time for more than right-wing hot air

    02/01/2004 9:39:24 AM PST · by Andy from Beaverton · 77 replies · 257+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 02/01/04 | GARRETT EPPS
    Talk radio: It's time for more than right-wing hot air Why should we settle for just RIGHT-WING HOT AIR? 02/01/04GARRETT EPPS I t was a match worthy of World Wrestling Entertainment. In this corner, one mild-mannered, wordy academic; in the other, Kevin Mannix's minister of information, the pistol-packing Godzilla of Portland talk radio, Lars Larson. It was the fall of 2001. I was a visiting professor at Duke University. A Portland radio show wanted someone to explain the new policy of trying foreign terrorists in front of military commissions. I boned up on the topic and called in at the...
  • Bottom Lines From Sen. Lott?

    01/22/2004 5:34:51 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 23 replies · 224+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2004 | Richard Leiby
    Bottom Lines From Sen. Lott? • Sen. Trent Lott, whose impolitic remarks at Strom Thurmond's 100th-birthday celebration cost him his leadership role, may still be suffering from foot-in-mouth disease. In the Washingtonian's February issue, National Editor Kim Eisler -- whom Lott rejected last year as a possible co-author of his memoirs -- quotes the Mississippi Republican as referring to former Carter administration official and journalist Hodding Carter III as "Hodding the Turd" and calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) "butt ugly." (Lott was referring, Eisler reports, to the way Clinton looked in 1974, but he "allowed as how she looks...
  • Why Can’t Bubba Vote Democrat? (WARNING - get a grip and hold on tight...)

    01/07/2004 5:05:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 143 replies · 512+ views
    Opednews.com ^ | 1/07/04 | Allen Snyder
    Why Can’t Bubba Vote Democrat? by Allen Snyder OpEdNews.Com ‘Bubba’, you may recall, is the generic name for the guy Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean appealed to; the blue-collar white guy with the pick-up, Confederate Flag (if he’s a Southerner – the North has its Bubbas, too), gun rack, spit cup, NASCAR ball cap, ‘I Pledge to One Nation Under God’ bumper sticker, and big chip on his shoulder. It’s false that people who like NASCAR, Confederate flags, and guns are Bubbas and, being a professional critical thinker, I see the gross overgeneralization involved in saying so. Instead, we’ll say...
  • Rush seeks to keep med records private

    12/15/2003 4:53:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies · 340+ views
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rush Limbaugh asked a court Wednesday to hear his claim that investigators violated his privacy by seizing his medical records and asked that the records not be released.</p> <p>The conservative radio host cannot be treated for his medical conditions because the state seized his charts and files last month and intimidated his doctors, the court petition said.</p>
  • Wells College Shuts Down College Republicans

    12/10/2003 12:38:28 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 691+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 12/10/03 | Kristy Lee Hochenberger
    One month to the day after the Republican club at Wells College (an all-women’s college located in Aurora, NY) published a study revealing a grossly disproportionate number of left-wing professors on its faculty, the student government denied recognition to the club as an official campus organization. On November 7th, the Wells Republicans issued a press release describing the study they had conducted of the political party registrations of the members of the social sciences and humanities faculties at the college. The study revealed that members of parties of the Left (Democrats, Greens, Working Families) outnumbered Republicans by a ratio...
  • Station Manager: Democrats Organizing Hannity Boycott

    12/03/2003 12:41:49 PM PST · by kattracks · 125 replies · 628+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/03/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democrats from Bill Clinton to Howard Dean have complained that conservative talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly have grown too powerful. Now an effort has begun to drive one of them off the air, according to the manager of a station that carries Hannity's show in New Mexico. Bob Clark, station manager of KRSN in Los Alamos, described to Hannity on Tuesday a series of threatening phone calls to his station and its advertisers that were part of a bid to get Clark to drop the top-rated talker's broadcast. Clark said it began with a call...
  • Houston activist's court date draws attention

    11/28/2003 4:43:19 PM PST · by Jalapeno · 38 replies · 539+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | EDWARD HEGSTROM
    Nov. 28, 2003, 3:14PM Houston activist's court date draws attention By EDWARD HEGSTROM Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Well-known immigrant-rights activist Maria Jimenez goes to court Monday, accused of assaulting the executive director of the Harris County Republican Party. Jimenez, the head of the mayor's office of immigrant affairs, seems to be taking the matter in stride. When a police officer informed her of the misdemeanor assault charge during a protest at Harris County Republican Party headquarters Oct. 27, she responded: "Great! We couldn't have planned it better than this." Jimenez is accused of shoving a box of protest letters into...
  • Send in the Election Clowns - Don't worry, they're here (Houston GOP bashing) Election 2003

    11/14/2003 1:41:47 AM PST · by weegee · 7 replies · 190+ views
    Houston Press ^ | November 13, 2003 | Tim Fleck
    Send in the Election Clowns Don't worry, they're here BY TIM FLECK tim.fleck@houstonpress.com What a difference a couple of years make. In the Houston Press Best of Houston issue in 2001, Houston's District H councilman Gabe Vasquez received Best Politician honors. Last week, he missed the runoff in the race for city controller after earlier deciding not to seek re-election to his City Council seat. Come January, Vasquez will be busted back to private citizenship. In an informal Insider poll of the biggest blunders of the 2003 local election, media members and politicos named Vasquez's ballot switcheroo as No. 1....
  • DEM REGRETS ANTI-GOP INTEL MEMO

    11/12/2003 1:02:42 AM PST · by kattracks · 72 replies · 493+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/1203 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>November 12, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - A Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday said it was "unfortunate" that Democratic committee staffers wrote a memo outlining a strategy to play politics with prewar intelligence. "The memo was unfortunate because it had a tone of pre-judgment," Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) told The Post. "I think the tone of the memo was unfortunate."</p>
  • Sullivan: Bi-Polar Nation (Free Republic, which is sometimes just as outrageous . . as DU)

    11/11/2003 9:51:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 68 replies · 6,400+ views
    The Sunday Times via andrewsullivan.com ^ | 11/09/03 | Andrew Sullivan
    America, Divided I was searching around for a metaphor for what life is actually like as a politically interested person in the U.S. right now, and I'm not sure I've come up with anything that accurately conveys it. The term "polarization" seems a little too anti-septic. "Bi-polar" suggests serial ups and downs, whereas America's divisions are deep and simultaneous. The "red-blue" split - between blue coastal elites and red Middle America - has become an almost meaningless cliche; and it misses the fact that there are plenty of blue-style voters in red America and vice-versa. Evoking the deep divides of...
  • You (and Bush) are Likely Too Dumb for This

    11/11/2003 9:57:34 AM PST · by quidnunc · 57 replies · 775+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 11, 2003 | Howard Mortman
    Thankfully, we have stars to tell us so If you’re an American, chances are there’s a celebrity who thinks you’re dumb. Maybe even stupid. Or an idiot. Or something worse, which we can’t print here. Yes, show a celebrity an American, and that celebrity will show you an ignoramus. Too sweeping a statement? Perhaps. But what about this Michael Moore screed about Americans in the London Mirror earlier this month? “They are possibly the dumbest people on the planet. ...We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don’t know about anything that’s happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing.”...
  • Is Rush a Conservative or a Salesman?

    10/08/2003 9:07:05 AM PDT · by sbw123 · 50 replies · 390+ views
    The New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | 8 Oct 03 | Paul Mulshine
    <p>Any day now I expect to hear a big, on-air confession from Rush Limbaugh concerning those allegations that he abused prescription drugs. But I fear he will be confessing to the wrong sin.</p> <p>The confession I expect to hear will be along the lines of, "Yes, I am a drug abuser." What I'd prefer to hear is, "No, I'm not a conservative."</p>
  • LA Times Response to Criticism

    10/06/2003 2:47:36 PM PDT · by InfamousAngryWhiteMale · 46 replies · 345+ views
    LA Times | 10-6/03 | Jamie Gold - LA Times Readers' Representative
    I send an protest email the the LA Times last week regarding their slimey articles on Arnold. I received this email back today. ---------------------------------- Dear XXXXXXXXX, Thank you for contacting us. I wanted to send you a note from the newsroom written by the readers' representative. Her comments reflect the editors' thinking on why that article appeared. I hope this information helps. Thank you. Thank you for your comments, which I am including in a report to editors on what readers say about Times coverage. Let me address the concerns raised by most readers. Regarding the necessity of printing the...
  • "A Sudden Rash of Negative Stories About Conservatives"

    10/04/2003 6:19:14 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 76 replies · 368+ views
    http://www.chronwatch.com ^ | Saturday, October 04, 2003 | Jim Sparkman
    <p>Howard Kurtz, writing in the Washington Post notes the sudden appearance of multiple stories critical of various conservative symbols and causes.  Liberals love it, and conservatives claim conspiracy.  Whatever.   A Wall Street Journal columnist notes that it represents ''an outsized, mad hostility that even the assault on Clinton, which was poisonous, does not match,'' she said. ''A bottom level of partisan craziness and zealousness has infected the media.''</p> <p>The Los Angeles Times dropped an October surprise on Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday, running detailed interviews with six women who say the actor groped them during the last 30 years.</p>
  • Republicans for Hillary, Part 1

    09/24/2003 11:31:59 AM PDT · by bmwcyle · 26 replies · 256+ views
    http://slate.msn.com/id/2088758/ ^ | Monday, September 22, 2003, at 4:00 PM PT | Timothy Noah
    There's a powerful political movement afoot to draft Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., for president in 2004. Its partisans are committed almost to the point of fanaticism, and their number is growing by the hour. This thing is an absolute juggernaut. Even so, the Draft Hillary '04 forces probably won't secure their candidate's Democratic nomination. Why not? Because they're all Republicans!
  • GOP decries 'hate speech' by Democratic candidates

    09/07/2003 11:11:14 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 8, 2003 | By Audrey Hudson
    <p>The rhetoric of Democratic presidential hopefuls has sunk to a "new low" of "political hate speech" that will be rejected by voters, the chairman of the Republican Party said yesterday.</p> <p>"I think history will show that this field has taken presidential discourse to a new low," Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."</p>
  • "Zeitgeist Surfing" (Arnold's group-sex story "pretty disgusting" -- Michael Kinsley)

    09/06/2003 1:21:14 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 60 replies · 1,089+ views
    slate ^ | sep 4, 03 | Michael Kinsley
    Zeitgeist Surfing In 1977 Arnold Schwarzenegger thought of himself as a swinger. In 2003 he thinks of himself as governor. By Michael Kinsley Posted Thursday, September 4, 2003, at 9:00 AM PT Just a zeitgeist kind of guy If sexual intercourse, as the poets tell us, began in 1963 ("Between the end of the 'Chatterley' ban/ And the Beatles' first LP."—Philip Larkin), it was another decade and a half before the American political system began to take notice. In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted...