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  • Problems with the Cornyn Amendment

    06/19/2013 3:49:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    red state ^ | 6-19-2013 | erick erickson
    The Cornyn amendment does not substantially change the border control metrics in the Gang of 8’s bill—in fact, it uses the same 90% apprehension-rate measure that is easily manipulated. The Gang of 8 bill requires “persistent surveillance” of the entire border and a 90% “effectiveness rate” (defined as deterring or apprehending 90% of illegal crossings). Cornyn’s amendment requires “situational awareness” (meaning having surveillance in place) and a 90% “apprehension rate.” There is no meaningful distinction between these metrics...
  • Confronting Wasteful Spending: The Senate Vote on Ethanol

    06/20/2011 4:35:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Last week, the Senate finally overcame the entrenched and powerful ethanol special interest group to eliminate $6 billion in annual taxpayer subsidies. This historic vote just might signal that a new era of fiscal responsibility is possible and give hope to a worried nation that Washington can confront national problems. After the first, early Allied success during WWII, Winston Churchill famously declared that "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end--But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning". Could the Senate vote on killing of one of the most expensive and irresponsible taxpayer...
  • NRSC Chairman Cornyn’s Statement On Delaware Senate Race

    09/15/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 155 replies
    NRSC.org ^ | Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:09 AM | U.S. Senator John Cornyn
    “Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee’s chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. “I reached out to Christine this morning, and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees, I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support. This support includes a check for $42,000 – the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees – which the NRSC will send to her campaign today.
  • Local man invents Cosmic Cornhole

    03/27/2010 4:43:09 PM PDT · by md2576 · 74 replies · 2,063+ views
    Greene County Dailies ^ | 3/26/2010 | NIKKI FERRELL
    FAIRBORN — Though Ohio’s unemployment rate has almost reached 11 percent, one man recently laid off — on his birthday, no less — did not let his situation keep him from pursuing his passions. “It was either that or give up. I just had to apply myself,” said Mike Deal of Fairborn. Deal said that he tried to get his first patent when he was nine years old for a remote-controlled camera. “I couldn’t get the funding for a patent, though. No one would give a 9-year-old the funding for a patent,” said Deal, laughing. Deal’s latest patent idea, however,...
  • Good News: Bishops Cut Off ACORN Funding!

    10/24/2008 8:28:53 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 68 replies · 2,664+ views
    Catholics for McCain! ^ | 10/20/08 | Catholics for McCain
    I don’t know how I missed this story, but apparently the USCCB has decided to cut off ACORN’s funding due to “financial irregularities.” ACORN was set to receive another $1.13 million of our second collection for the 2008 cycle.
  • Vanity: Maybe Obamacorns are outsmarting themselves

    10/14/2008 6:40:28 PM PDT · by xlib · 12 replies · 724+ views
    today | me
    With all these bogus registrations being submitted by ACORN, it's possible that the pollsters are oversampling democrats without realizing that significant numbers of those "newly registered" dems are Mickey Mouse and the Dallas Cowboys. They try to predict what percentage of each party will show up based on registrations, don't they? Just askin', (or maybe deramin')
  • Marketing Manager's Strategy Advice for Mccain: BRAND OBAMA w/ ACORN

    10/12/2008 1:06:07 AM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 53 replies · 1,771+ views
    Me | Dr.HannibalLecter
    6 WINNING STRATEGY TIPS TO WIN THE ELECTION Strategy of Branding OBAMA/ACORN (make that top of mind for voters) McCain should 1immediately drop the Ayers talking point 2.should use the current Acorn ADs and use OBama's words against him and begin rallying around this 3.should run Freddie Fannie Mae "letter" ad in all swing states 4.should ask Obama point blank at the debate: Will you Codemn ACORN? (lay out examples of their voter fraud) 5.should go to Iraq with Palin one week before the national election on a "election closing tour" to say we "fought for you and will always...
  • Leaders plead for a yes today

    09/29/2008 2:01:05 AM PDT · by arista · 32 replies · 1,215+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 29, 2008 | Susan Milligan
    WASHINGTON - House and Senate leaders yesterday anxiously pleaded with skeptical lawmakers to accept a bipartisan $700 billion financial bailout plan, saying the package was crucial to calm the markets and stave off what they warned could be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Failure to approve the package, which bleary-eyed House and Senate negotiators agreed to early yesterday morning, would cause "an event which we don't want to conceive" of, said Senator Judd Gregg, Republican of New Hampshire and a lead negotiator of the package. The House is set to vote on the bill today, and the...
  • Frank's fingerprints are all over the financial fiasco

    09/28/2008 3:22:30 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 88 replies · 2,716+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/28/08 | Jeff Jacoby
    'THE PRIVATE SECTOR got us into this mess. The government has to get us out of it." That's Barney Frank's story, and he's sticking to it. As the Massachusetts Democrat has explained it in recent days, the current financial crisis is the spawn of the free market run amok, with the political class guilty only of failing to rein the capitalists in. The Wall Street meltdown was caused by "bad decisions that were made by people in the private sector," Frank said; the country is in dire straits today "thanks to a conservative philosophy that says the market knows best."...
  • Live: Reid and Paulson say bill breakthrough

    09/27/2008 9:34:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 134 replies · 4,783+ views
    Live on Foxnews.. now Right now they are thanking each other.. I expect Reid to thank Acorn any minute...
  • Dems Want to Reward Scandal-Tarnished "Community Organizing" Group in Economic Rescue Bill (ACORN)

    09/27/2008 12:10:21 PM PDT · by mathprof · 41 replies · 1,696+ views
    John Boehner ^ | 9/27/08 | John Boehner
    House GOP Fights to Remove ACORN Slush Fund from Economic Rescue Bill; Poison-Pill Proposal Would Ask Taxpayers to Bankroll Group Accused of Voter Fraud Nationwide Washington, Sep 27 - House Republicans have made clear that they will fight for an economic rescue package that protects the interests of families, seniors, small businesses, and all taxpayers.  And as discussions continue in order to forge an agreement that reflects these principles, the American people are taking note of a left-wing giveaway Democrats are pushing to force taxpayers to bankroll a slush fund for a discredited ally of the Democratic Party.  At issue is...
  • Governor will use cornhole to fund campaign

    07/05/2008 1:02:44 AM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 60 replies · 629+ views
    ohio.com ^ | today | stephanie warsmith
    Governor will use cornhole to fund campaign Strickland holds games throughout the state and even plays himself By Stephanie Warsmith Beacon Journal staff writer Published on Friday, Jul 04, 2008 Forget the rubber chicken dinners. There's a new game in town: cornhole. And Gov. Ted Strickland has let it be known he will soon hold a cornhole tournament to raise money for his campaign, with regional competitions around Ohio, including one in North Canton. Not familiar with cornhole? It's a bean bag-tossing game that's popular on campuses and at tailgate parties. ''The tournament is a fun way of bringing Ohioans...
  • Casting Call: Extras Needed For 'Cornhole' Movie

    06/07/2007 10:07:48 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 76 replies · 1,125+ views
    wlwt.com ^ | today | staff
    BLUE ASH, Ohio -- Independent moviemakers want the country to know about the Tri-state's favorite pastime, cornhole. According to various records, Cincinnati is widely accepted as the birthplace of the game in which players take turns pitching bags filled with corn at a hole drilled into a raised platform. "Cornhole, The Movie" is about four teams trying to make it to the national cornhole championship. One of the backdrops is Logos Bar and Grill in Blue Ash, where the cast and crew got into the action. "Lots of energy," said movie director Tim Clarke. "You just feed off the crowd,...
  • Re Toensing and Corn

    09/18/2006 9:17:37 PM PDT · by Checkers · 8 replies · 819+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | Monday, September 18, 2006 | Cliff May
    There’s also this to add to Victoria Toensing’s persuasive response to David Corn’s tortured logic: Corn does indeed begin his now notorious piece with a question: Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer working covertly in a field of vital importance to national security—and break the law—in order to strike at a Bush administration critic and intimidate others? It sure looks that way … But he doesn’t end the piece with a question. He ends it with an accusaiton and a slander:: The Wilson smear was a thuggish act. Bush and his crew abused and...
  • David Corn Vexed

    09/16/2006 10:54:37 AM PDT · by Checkers · 69 replies · 2,586+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | Saturday, September 16, 2006 | Cliff May
    Corn’s defense is now paper-thin. He’s arguing that Dick Armitage and Bob Novak are both lying – that Armitage knew Plame was a NOC (a CIA agent operating undercover), that he told Novak that she was a NOC and that Novak printed that in his column using the word “operative” as a synonym for a NOC. I disagree with Novak on many issues but I’ve known him for years — as have about a million people in Washington. His integrity is beyond question. Based on his principles, he refused to publicly disclose Armitage as his source even when to do...
  • Carson Palmer Cornhole Classic.

    05/30/2006 5:25:50 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 27 replies · 860+ views
    Bengals.com ^ | today | Carson Palmer
    n June 17, 2006, Carson Palmer will host the first annual Carson Palmer Cornhole Classic presented by Cincinnati Bell and Huntington Bank to benefit his new charity partner, Lighthouse Youth Services. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. on the Cincinnati Bengals practice field. Sponsors and guests will be treated to a unique event complete with amazing food and beverage, activities for all ages, prizes and giveaways, live entertainment by The Mukrackers and the opportunity to play cornhole against Carson�s teammates and other NFL friends. Palmer developed the idea for the event soon after being introduced to the sport of cornhole...
  • Cornhole catching on at Northridge

    01/02/2006 6:31:39 PM PST · by Rodney King · 71 replies · 1,984+ views
    Mt. Vernon News ^ | 11/30/05 | Pamela Schell
    JOHNSTOWN — From its American roots in Kentucky, according to the American Cornhole Association Web site, and moving through Cincinnati, the game of Cornhole is migrating north. Cornhole, sometimes called Corn Toss, is similar to horseshoes but is played by tossing/pitching corn bags (similar to bean bags, but stuffed with corn kernels) onto platforms instead of throwing horseshoes at a stake. The ACA Web site lists official rules, describes the recommended cornhole court layout and specifies what counts as a foul. Northridge physical education teacher Jennifer Yontz has introduced the game to her middle school students and recently held a...
  • Rove Scandal: Finally, a Real Distraction (sort of barf alert, but begruding admiration from Corn)

    07/20/2005 1:04:52 PM PDT · by flixxx · 46 replies · 1,193+ views
    davidcorn.com ^ | 7 20 05 | david corn
    July 20, 2005 Rove Scandal: Finally, a Real Distraction Is Karl Rove in so much trouble that the White House really did believe it was necessary to rush out the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court? Bloomberg News did report that the White House accelerated its schedule on the Roberts nomination to draw attention to another news story. At least, the Bush gang in this case relied on something real--a Supreme Court nomination--to distract and not the usual mis- or disinformation. (See postings below.) This will likely work for several days--longer if the Democrats and the progressive groups...
  • Former CIA agents tell RNC to shut up

    07/20/2005 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Perlstein · 174 replies · 5,472+ views
    AN OPEN STATEMENT TO THE LEADERS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE. The Honorable Dennis Hastert, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Dr. William Frist, Majority Leader of the Senate The Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate We, the undersigned former U.S. intelligence officers are concerned with the tone and substance of the public debate over the ongoing Department of Justice investigation into who leaked the name of Valerie Plame, wife of former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV, to syndicated columnist Robert Novak...
  • Was the Narcissistic Joe Wilson a Source in "Outing" His Own Wife Valerie Plame as a "CIA Agent"?

    07/19/2005 10:04:42 PM PDT · by FReethesheeples · 115 replies · 2,064+ views
    Could minor Ambassador Joe Wilson himself have been the source in blowing his own Wife's cover? It is distinctly possible, (though it may be unlikely that Joe Wilson himself directly was NY Times Judith Miller's source), since Joe Wilson himself evidently routinely bragged openly to strangers about her CIA employment, prior to such "cover" being "blown" in the press. Here's an example of Joe's apparently routine and open bragging about Valerie being a "CIA agent," which became known directly to me over a year ago: He certainly bragged about it per a famous and highly reliable source's (named below) account...
  • Zot needed for conservative young man

    05/17/2005 8:54:37 AM PDT · by Jim Jones batch of Kool Aid · 146 replies · 3,368+ views
    Hi I am conservative young man who has problem. My wife of few years wants a divorce. As conservative I want to keep strong the family values but I guess divorce is ok because many of us conservative get divorced like Rush (3 times now.) and who can forget Newt serving divorce papers to his wife as she sick with cancer. So I guess divorce is ok but gay marriage destroys the institution of marriage and must be fought against. How is it that when Jesus tells us not to get divorces we conservatives go ahead and get them anyways...
  • 'Cornhole' Catching on Beyond Midwest

    11/01/2004 12:41:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies · 2,253+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 11-1-04 | By TERRY KINNEY
    CINCINNATI - The projectiles are lighter than horseshoes and safer than lawn darts, but the idea's the same: Players try to hit a target several paces away. The game is called cornhole, or corn toss, because players try to throw cloth bags filled with corn into a hole. It is an Ohio phenomenon that is catching on elsewhere around the Midwest and beyond. "It's easy to play, you don't have to dig a pit, drive stakes or tear up your lawn," said Mike Whitton, founder and president of the American Cornhole Association. You don't have to work up a sweat,...
  • Sexual Abuse in SOcial Context: Catholic Clergy and Other Professionals

    02/05/2004 9:58:28 AM PST · by pseudo-justin · 155 replies · 3,203+ views
    Catholic League Website ^ | February 2004 | Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
    SEXUAL ABUSE IN SOCIAL CONTEXT: CATHOLIC CLERGY AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS Special Report by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights February 2004 PREFACE The purpose of this special report is to put the recent scandal in the Catholic Church in perspective. It does not seek to exculpate anyone who had anything to do with priestly sexual misconduct, but it does seek to challenge those who continue to treat this issue in isolation. Indeed, to discuss the incidence of sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests without reference to the level of offense found among the clergy of other religions, or...
  • STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ON THE MA SUPREME COURT RULING APPROVING GAY MARRIAGE

    02/04/2004 5:15:33 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 557 replies · 3,666+ views
    The White House ^ | February 4, 2004 | President George W. Bush
    February 4, 2004 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT Today's ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is deeply troubling. Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. If activist judges insist on re-defining marriage by court order, the only alternative will be the constitutional process. We must do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage.
  • World's first gay farm

    01/28/2004 2:11:28 PM PST · by presidio9 · 121 replies · 2,555+ views
    Ananova ^ | Wednesday 28th January 2004
    Russian gay rights activists are planning to set up the world's first gay-only communal farm. Activist Valery Klimov, from Nizhny Tagil, central Russia, told local paper Gazetta that gay men and lesbians would live on the farm and form a self-sustaining community. The farm will breed cattle and produce dairy and vegetable products. Klimov said: "It will be up and running from January 2005 in the Sverdlovsk region. Only people of non-traditional sexual orientation will work on the farm." He said he did not yet know how big the farm would be or how many workers it would need.
  • Is there a Gay Agenda

    12/07/2003 12:40:48 PM PST · by M 91 u2 K · 21 replies · 395+ views
    IS THERE A GAY AGENDA? omosexual activists often scoff at the idea that a "gay agenda" exists. Please read the following and decide for yourself: In February 1972 the National Coalition of Gay Organizations met at the Armitage Avenue United Methodist Church in Chicago. An invitation had been sent out to 495 homosexual organizations across the U.S. to come and prepare a "gay stance for the 1972 elections." About 200 individuals from 18 states representing 85 organizations showed up for the two-day event. Conference participants adopted the 1972 Gay Rights Platform, which included 17 federal and state "demands." DEMANDS: Federal:...
  • Bush can't avoid gay marriage issue

    12/01/2003 7:36:18 AM PST · by Federalist 78 · 59 replies · 369+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 1, 2003 | ROBERT NOVAK
    As George W. Bush traveled to London on Nov. 18, he learned of the decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upholding gay marriage. It had been dreaded, expected and awaited for months, giving the president plenty of time to decide whether to endorse an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet, he uttered only pro forma disapproval of the decision, pledging to defend ''the sanctity of marriage.'' Aides said Bush wanted to concentrate on his mission in Britain without distraction by a domestic social issue. However, he has long since returned to Washington (and made a round trip to Baghdad),...