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  • Cowardly Matador Arrested For Fleeing Ring (Mexico)

    06/15/2010 7:12:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 542+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Jun 2010 | Fiona Govan in Madrid
    Cowardly matador arrested for fleeing ring A Mexican matador was arrested for breaching his contract after losing his nerve and running from the bullring. Terrified Christian Hernandez dropped his red cape and ran from the charging bull during an event at the Plaza Mexico in Mexico City on Sunday. The 22-year-old vaulted over the protective wall at the side of the ring as the crowd hooted and whistled in derision. He was briefly persuaded back into the bullring by organisers but gave up before coming face to face with half-ton beast and skulked from the ring a second time. He...
  • In speech to students, Obama frets about end of American dream

    06/03/2010 5:12:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies · 827+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/3/2010 | Julie Mason
    President Obama, in a downbeat and at times pessimistic speech on the economy, acknowledged a "sense that the American dream might slowly be slipping away." "The anxiety that's out there today isn't new," Obama said at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.The speech was a notable departure for the president, who routinely delivers a more upbeat message on the economy that combines sober judgment with assurances that his policies are working and showing results.But after weeks of criticism for his handling of the BP oil spill and with only modest progress in job creation and other economic goals, a more...
  • What Nationality is Barack Obama?

    06/01/2010 1:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 1,682+ views
    Fort Liberty ^ | June 1, 2010
    One of the biggest issues President Obama has had to deal with isn’t some foreign policy problem. Nor is it the health care debate. Nor is it the huge debt. While these are all issues that need to be dealt with, they aren’t the biggest ones. Much to the anger of many people, the biggest issue that President Obama has to deal with is whether he is an American citizen. In other words, people want to know whether he is actually eligible to be the President of the United States. This is a debate that has infuriated people on both...
  • President Obama Coming To Pittsburgh

    06/01/2010 7:32:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies · 649+ views
    ThePittsburghChannel.com Related To Story President Obama Coming To Pittsburgh Event Scheduled At Carnegie Mellon University POSTED: 5:30 pm EDT May 28, 2010 PITTSBURGH -- President Barack Obama is planning a trip to Pittsburgh next week. The White House released a brief statement that said Obama will hold an event at Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday. More details will be released in the coming days, the White House said.
  • Merrick Alpert (CT DEM Challenger) calls Blumenthal "a coward" and "a liar"

    05/18/2010 5:03:31 AM PDT · by tellw · 54 replies · 2,623+ views
    Hartford Courant Capital Watch Blog ^ | May 17. 2010 | Daniela Altimari
    <p>Alpert, who is also seeking the Democratic Senate nomination, said the Times revelations are "pretty striking" and fly in the face of Blumenthal's public image.</p>
  • Obama quietly signs abortion order

    03/24/2010 3:38:46 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 92 replies · 3,324+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/24/2010 | AP staff
    20 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Anything but jubilant, President Barack Obama awkwardly kept a promise Wednesday he made to ensure passage of historic health care legislation, pledging the administration would not allow federal funds to pay for elective abortions covered by private insurance. Unlike Tuesday, when a beaming Obama signed the health care law in a nationally televised ceremony interrupted repeatedly by applause, the White House refused to permit coverage of the event. It occurred in the Oval Office in the presence of a small group of anti-abortion Democratic lawmakers who had extracted the commitment over the weekend. The president...
  • Where's Steele?

    03/16/2010 9:47:00 AM PDT · by CCWild Bill · 29 replies · 615+ views
    3-16-10 | Wild Bill
    RNCC? Out there?
  • Stupak Agrees to Executive Order Language: 7 More to Vote Yes

    03/21/2010 10:07:07 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 153 replies · 3,526+ views
    Firedoglake.com ^ | 3/21/10 | Jane Hamsher
    Per MSNBC, Bart Stupak has agreed to language in an executive order that would satisfy his block. He had called a press conference at 12:30, but has now canceled it. The seven Democrats left in his block will vote “yes.” Details of what the order will contain are not known. Yesterday the Washington Post said that “it is likely at the very least to restate Obama’s commitment to upholding the Hyde Amendment.” Right now, the Hyde Amendment has to be renewed each year in the Appropriations bill. Having a Democratic President state it in the form of an Executive Order...
  • Archbishop Dolan will not deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians

    03/10/2010 7:50:03 AM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 61 replies · 1,002+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | March 10, 2010
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York told an Albany television reporter on March 9 that he does not favor denying Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion and same-sex marriage. “NEWS10's John McLoughlin asked Archbishop Dolan if he favored denying the Church's Sacraments to politicians, like Governor David Paterson, who are Roman Catholic but also pro-choice and pro-gay marriage,” WTEN-TV reported. “The prelate acknowledged that some of his fellow bishops might favor such a ban, but Dolan said he does not, preferring to follow the lead of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who said it was better...
  • T Boone Pickens new ad bashes Arab oil

    01/20/2010 8:09:58 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 39 replies · 793+ views
    Fox and Friends TV segment this morning | 1/20/2010
    On "Fox and Friends" this morning, they were talking about T Boone Pickens new ad, which talks about our dependence on oil imported from hostile Arab countries. I The video can be seen here (Ignore the bashing text, and scroll down to the video)
  • Ben Nelson tries to repair damage at home

    01/14/2010 2:48:07 PM PST · by JRochelle · 25 replies · 2,070+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/14/2010 | Manu Raju
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelson’s decisive vote in favor of the Senate’s health care bill. Other customers started booing. A woman yelled, “Get him the hell out of here!” And the Nelsons and their dining companions beat a hasty retreat. “It was definitely a scene in there,” said Tom Lewis, a 41-year-old dentist and registered Republican who witnessed the incident. A second witness confirmed the incident to POLITICO. It’s a new experience for Nelson....
  • Obama's vision of nuclear-free world drawing fire - Obama finds resistence on removing nukes

    12/31/2009 9:12:48 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies · 2,245+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 29, 2009, 9:00AM | By PAUL RICHTER McClatchy Tribune
    ...Obama's ambitious plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies, posing a threat to one of his most important foreign policy initiatives. Obama laid out his vision of a nuclear-free world in a speech in Prague in April, vowing the U.S. would take dramatic steps to lead the way. Eight months later, the administration is locked in internal debate... Officials in the Pentagon and elsewhere have pushed back against administration proposals to cut the number of weapons and narrow their mission.... The debate represents another collision...
  • Obama to Release Taped Statement About Christmas Terror Attack Later Today (Live Thread)

    12/28/2009 8:57:30 AM PST · by kristinn · 237 replies · 7,425+ views
    Monday, December 28, 2009 | Kristinn
    Four days late, Barack Obama will interrupt his Hawaii vacation and finally speak to the nation today about the Christmas Day terror attack on America. However, he will be hiding from the American people and a media that might (might) ask uncomfortable questions by releasing a taped statement rather than making a live address.Reports are that he will tape his remarks at the nearby Marine base he has been using for his gym workouts, golfing and beach outings. Obama is staying at a $8.9 million estate that rents for an estimated $4000 per night. The White House Web site still...
  • The Missing Senator

    12/23/2009 1:43:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 58 replies · 3,297+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 23, 2009 | Rick Klein
    ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports: Over the weekend, Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said “the American people ought to pray that somebody can’t make the vote” on health care. Well, it seems Coburn’s prayers may have been answered, although not in the way he had in mind. Since yesterday, there has been a single senator missing every vote the health care bill: James Inhofe, Coburn’s fellow Oklahoma Republican. Calls and emails to Inhofe’s press office have not been returned, but it appears that Inhofe has left town for the holiday. Sources say Inhofe has told his colleagues simply that he...
  • Patrick cancels talk at men-only event

    12/07/2009 1:30:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 564+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2009 | Matt Viser
    Governor Deval Patrick canceled at the last minute a speech he was scheduled to give before a little-known but prestigious men’s group, saying the invitation was accepted before he knew of its policy toward women. Patrick withdrew from the speech before the 126-year-old Clover Club about two hours before a dinner was scheduled to begin at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on Saturday, according to event organizers.
  • GOP senator backs off threat to read health bill (BS! READ THE BILL!!)

    11/19/2009 3:00:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 97 replies · 3,939+ views
    AP ^ | 11/19/2009 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Republican Sen. Tom Coburn is backing off his threat to require that the Senate read the 2,074-page health care bill because some GOP colleagues aren't supporting the effort. The Oklahoma lawmaker said there's uncertainty about whether reading the bill during Thanksgiving week would be productive. He also said that if the Republicans do decide to tie up the Senate for the dozens of hours it would take, six GOP colleagues have committed to pitching in on reading duty.
  • Cloward-Piven Strategy

    11/17/2009 5:48:07 PM PST · by 1776 Reborn · 22 replies · 1,198+ views
    Discoverthenetworks.org ^ | 2000 | Cloward-Piven
    Glenn Beck has referenced the Cloward-Piven Strategy several times this weeks so I thought it would be worthwhile to post this again.
  • LIVE THREAD- Memorial Service at Ft. Hood- 11/10/09

    11/10/2009 10:41:52 AM PST · by SE Mom · 758 replies · 30,435+ views
    FOX ^ | 10 November 2009
    STREAMING ON FOX: http://interactive.foxnews.com/livestream/live.html?chanId=5
  • The One Place on Earth Not Destroyed in '2012' (HINT: ROP)

    11/04/2009 7:46:56 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 17 replies · 1,022+ views
    movies.yahoo.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | Jonathan Crow
    ...For "2012," Emmerich set his sites on destroying the some biggest landmarks around the world, from Rome to Rio. But there's one place that Emmerich wanted to demolish but didn't: the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure located in the center of Mecca. It's the focus of prayers and the site of the Hajj, the biggest, most important pilgrimage in Islam. "Well, I wanted to do that, I have to admit," the filmmaker told scifiwire.com. "But my co-writer Harald [Kloser] said, 'I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie.' And he was right."...
  • The One Place on Earth Not Destroyed in '2012' (The Kaaba in the center of Mecca)

    11/04/2009 9:51:52 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,771+ views
    Movies on Yahoo ^ | 11/3/09 | Jonathan Crow
    When I interviewed director Roland Emmerich a few months ago about his upcoming disaster flick "2012," the first question I asked was, "Why do you like killing the world?" His response: "It makes for a good story." Over the past fifteen years, Emmerich has crafted some great tales about global doom, featuring some spectacular scenes of destruction. He had aliens zap the White House in "Independence Day," he let a massive lizard flatten New York City in "Godzilla," and he sent killer tornadoes through downtown Los Angeles in "The Day After Tomorrow." For "2012," Emmerich set his sites on destroying...
  • Obama Not Watching the Results Tonight

    11/03/2009 8:12:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1,845+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-3-09 | Jim Hoft
    Robert Gibbs told reporters that President Obama is not watching the results tonight. Politico reported: Hours after urging reporters not to draw sweeping conclusions from Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told POLITICO President Barack Obama wasn’t even keeping an eye on the results. “He’s not watching returns,” Gibbs said.
  • Emmerich 'feared fatwa for 2012 scene'

    11/03/2009 2:14:29 PM PST · by Rastus · 39 replies · 1,567+ views
    digital spy ^ | 11/02/09 | Tim Parks
    Roland Emmerich has admitted that he feared a fatwa would be placed on him if he filmed a scrapped scene for 2012. The filmmaker is well known for decimating famed landmarks on movies including The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. He stated that while he decided to destroy the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro because he is "against organised religion", he was fearful of the Islamic religious decree for a sequence that was planned but not shot. The 53-year-old wanted to demolish the Kaaba, which is a cube-shaped building at the heart of Mecca and is...
  • Obama Offers Taliban 6 Provinces for 8 Bases

    11/02/2009 8:22:28 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 16 replies · 1,101+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | November 2nd, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    When Obama stated that he was going to reach out to the Islamic world, he was not kidding. The weakness of Obama has lead to the Taliban getting stronger. He has even given the Taliban the OK to participate in the future political landscape of Afghanistan. Apparently none of this was enough though, and now Obama is willing to share power in Afghanistan with the Taliban thugs. This is straight out of the Twilight Zone. US Offers Taliban 6 Provinces for 8 Bases By Aamir Latif, IOL Correspondent
  • Romney won't back either Republican or Conservative in NY 23 Race

    10/30/2009 2:36:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,225+ views
    (CNN) - Is Mitt Romney weighing in on the intra-Republican Party fight in race for New York's 23 Congressional District by refusing to make an endorsement? That's the special election where the GOP nominee, Dede Scozzafava, is facing a challenge not only from Bill Owens, the Democrat's candidate, but also from Doug Hoffman, who's running on the conservative party line. Because of the split among Republicans, Owens has a good chance of taking back a district the Democrats haven't won in generations. On Wednesday Romney was asked whether he'd make an endorsement in the New York 23 contest. "I have...
  • An Open Letter to "The One"

    10/28/2009 10:21:56 PM PDT · by NoPrisoners · 17 replies · 966+ views
    My rage and disgust | October 28, 2009 | Me
    I have no illusions that you are interested in the opinions of a middle-aged housewife. Indeed, you don't seem interested in anyone's opinions that do not mirror your own, nevertheless as long as I have the freedom to express myself, I will. Since you've decided to allow our troops to languish in purgatory, why not just bring them home before even one more son or daughter is killed due to your dithering? Just bring them home...it's ok. If tucking tail and running was good enough for John Kerry, it's certainly good enough for you. Who cares if the world laughs...
  • Obama Concludes U.S. Can't Beat Taliban; May Wait Until Late November for Afghan Decision

    10/28/2009 9:09:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 204 replies · 7,234+ views
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Kristinn
    The Washington Post reports tonight that Barack Obama and top administration officials have concluded the Taliban cannot be beaten and that they are looking for ways to cede parts of Afghanistan to the Taliban without those regions becoming safe havens for al Qaeda.The article also reports that Obama may wait until after he returns from a 10 day visit to Asia that begins November 11 to decide his policy for Afghanistan.The Post article is largely about Obama's request made this week, two months after he received Gen. Stanley McChrystal's request for tens of thousands more troops to fulfill Obama's counter-insuregency...
  • Kerry finds spot in Obama circle (Shameful puff piece)

    10/22/2009 4:26:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 904+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2009 | Laurie Kellman AP
    He's not a Cabinet member or an ambassador, but Sen. John Kerry has ascended to the unofficial role of President Obama's global adviser on key issues that could reshape the nation's image around the world. Mediating Afghanistan's presidential election vaulted Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, from the already prominent chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee into the most exclusive circle around a new president who is juggling but has yet to resolve a variety of domestic and foreign policy matters. Beyond policy, Mr. Kerry knows how Washington works.
  • As the Commander in Chief Deliberates, Frustration Builds Within the Ranks

    10/19/2009 6:48:25 PM PDT · by Saije · 13 replies · 1,101+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/19/2009 | Elisabeth Bumiller
    Only nine months ago, the Pentagon pronounced itself reassured by the early steps of a new commander in chief. President Obama was moving slowly on an American withdrawal from Iraq, had retained former President George W. Bush’s defense secretary and, in a gesture much noticed, had executed his first military salute with crisp precision. But now, after nearly a month of deliberations by Mr. Obama over whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan, frustrations and anxiety are on the rise within the military. A number of active duty and retired senior officers say there is concern that the president...
  • Obama Continues To Be Terrified Of Fox News

    10/12/2009 8:47:55 AM PDT · by big black dog · 42 replies · 2,180+ views
    The New York Times has an interesting update on the never-ending spat between the White House and The Fox News Channel (FNC). The White House communications director, Anita Dunn, said this weekend, ”We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent. As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.” Wow. Is there any wonder why Chris Wallace said, after being rebuffed during Obama’s news show extravaganzathon a few weeks ago, that Obama’s administration was ”the biggest bunch...
  • SNL: Obama Will Even Go On The Food Network...But Not Fox News!

    09/25/2009 9:40:07 AM PDT · by Justaham · 5 replies · 716+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9-25-09 | Noel Sheppard
    On Thursday, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" spin-off "Weekend Update Thursday" mocked President Obama as being willing to discuss healthcare reform on virtually any cable channel that will have him -- except, of course, Fox News. Although the opening skit did poke fun at FNC's Glenn Beck, the real joke was that the President, having just done Sunday interviews on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and Univision, wanted to "get the healthcare message out to as wide an audience as possible. I don't want to shut anyone out of this debate."
  • White House considers withdrawing from Afghanistan

    09/24/2009 4:29:33 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 400 replies · 15,203+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 09/24/2009 | FOXNews
    <p>Just announced by Jennifer Griffith in a live interview, WH has asked Pentagon for a formal assessment of a withdrawal from Afghanistan, that the Afghan Wart is no longer in our nations interest, blamed the Afghan elections.</p>
  • As Race Debate Grows, Obama Steers Clear of It (NYT)

    09/17/2009 5:28:38 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 57 replies · 1,337+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/16/09 | Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg (Our Betters from the NYT)
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has long suggested that he would like to move beyond race. The question now is whether the country will let him. He woke up on Wednesday to a rapidly intensifying debate about how his race factors into the broader discussion of civility in politics, a question prompted in part by former President Jimmy Carter’s assertion Tuesday that racism was behind a Republican lawmaker’s outburst against Mr. Obama last week as the president addressed a joint session of Congress. Even before that, several conservatives had accused their liberal counterparts of unfairly tainting them as racists for engaging...
  • Obama on Five Sunday Shows (guess which network he's avoiding?)

    09/15/2009 7:13:35 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 90 replies · 3,682+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/15/09 | Mike Allen
    ROAD BLOCK: President Obama keeps the pedal to the metal on health care by doing Sunday shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Univision’s “Al Punto,” con Jorge Ramos. That’s the most ever for a president. He’ll tape ’em Friday at the White House.
  • George Will calls for pull-out

    08/31/2009 2:17:28 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 142 replies · 4,754+ views
    Politico ^ | 08/31/09 | Mike Allen
    George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing sources. “[F]orces should be substantially reduced to serve a comprehensively revised policy: America should do only what can be done from offshore, using intelligence, drones, cruise missiles, airstrikes and small, potent special forces units, concentrating on the porous 1,500-mile border with Pakistan, a nation that actually matters,” Will writes in the column, scheduled for publication later this week. Obama ordered a total of 21,000 more U.S. troops into Afghanistan in February and March, and casualties have mounted...
  • Revealed: Truth behind MacAskill's Lockerbie judgement

    08/30/2009 11:03:24 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies · 1,247+ views
    Scottish News of the World ^ | 30th August 2009 | Scottish News of the World
    'JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill freed Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al- Megrahi over fears Scotland would suffer a terrorist backlash if he died behind bars. He believed Megrahi would have been seen as a MARTYR by Islamic extremists if he had been left to die in Greenock Prison. And last night a source close to the Cabinet Secretary said: "Kenny feared the repercussions would have haunted Scotland for a generation and more. "If Megrahi had died in a Scottish jail, we'd have seen burning Saltires across the Middle East." MacAskill and SNP First Minister Alex Salmond are preparing to publish...
  • MUGGER PREYED ON ELDERLY: DA [New York City]

    08/27/2009 8:51:59 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies · 573+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 27, 2009 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    A New Jersey man with a lengthy rap sheet was indicted yesterday for preying on senior citizens in a months-long mugging spree through Greenwich Village and Chelsea. The oldest of Robert Stewart's victims was 91, prosecutors said. [snip] ...he accosted the 91-year-old man, whom he'd followed into a building on West 12th Street. He hit him in the head and took $400 from his wallet, investigators said.
  • Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

    08/24/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 199 replies · 10,739+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 24,2009 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry. This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but...
  • POTUS IS A COWARD- NH Town Hall is a Staged Event

    08/11/2009 11:25:29 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 25 replies · 1,552+ views
    Boston.com/the lid ^ | 8/11/09 | The Lid
    Today's New Hampshire town hall was billed as a real one. The President was going to take questions from everyone, both pro and con. Asked about the town hall, White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said today that there will be about 1,800 people in the audience, including members of the general public and those who received tickets through members of Congress... "We expect that there will be a vigorous debate, as there have been at plenty of town halls that President Obama has had as president and as candidate, and we look forward to it," Burton told reporters...
  • U.S. no longer at war with 'terrorism'

    08/08/2009 2:54:44 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 38 replies · 1,584+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2009 | Jon Ward
    It's official. The United States is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism." Neither is it fighting "jihadists" nor locked in a "global war." President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official on Thursday declared as unacceptable the terms crafted by the George W. Bush administration.
  • Baird explains he didn't want anyone hurt in an uproar (WA)

    08/09/2009 11:11:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 958+ views
    TDN.com ^ | August 9, 2009 | Tom Vogt
    Congressman Brian Baird accepted an invitation to a living-room chat with a local Republican leader who volunteered Friday to be his bodyguard, and agreed to a national radio appearance with a conservative talk-show host. Baird was scolded for his choice of words in an ongoing political storm, and was both supported and criticized for holding a "telephone town hall" instead of an actual town hall meeting. And then there was the fax that the Vancouver Democrat characterized as a death threat. Friday added several new chapters to a story that started this week when Baird said he wasn't going to...
  • Democrats: Anything to Avoid Meeting With Voters

    08/09/2009 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 611+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/09/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    After four decades of urging students, hippies, communists, and agitators to come out en masse to protest the U.S. government, protests that commonly turned to violence, Democrats are at last finding a protest they don't like because, with the healthcare debate, this time it is a protest of them and not by them. Amazingly, Democrats have suddenly discovered that government should be meekly accepted, wholly given in to, obeyed without question and a lap dog Old Media has seemingly agreed. Any of you that heard only as little as a year ago that "protest was patriotic," or that "dissent was...
  • Reid plans town hall meeting over telephone

    08/09/2009 12:05:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies · 1,851+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 7, 2009 | Lisa Mascaro
    A day after holding up a square of Astroturf to denounce the orchestrated attacks on Democratic town hall meetings on health care, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office said he would be talking with his Nevada constituents this month over the phone lines. Reid’s office is scheduling a telephone town hall meeting for August, opting to avoid the shouting matches and microphone speeches that have erupted at events across the country. The senator expects to reach thousands of Nevadans, including those in the state’s rural expanse. “It’s a forum that obviously lets us reach more people, but also provides...
  • Harry Reid Will Only Do Town Halls By Telephone, Media Mum

    08/09/2009 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1,581+ views
    Harry Reid Will Only Do Town Halls By Telephone, Media Mum By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-08-09 11:14 The most powerful man in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), announced on Friday that as a result of recent protests at town hall meetings he won't hold any such political gatherings during this month's Congressional recess. Instead, he will only do what's called "telephone town halls" where he and his staff have complete control over the questions being asked and who's asking them. Should have been big news, right? Well, according to LexisNexis and Google news searches, not one major media...
  • No health care town halls in Vancouver after threats

    08/08/2009 6:34:59 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 44 replies · 1,405+ views
    KGW (Portland, Oregon) ^ | August 8, 2009 | WAYNE HAVRELLY
    VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Is it democracy at work? Or mob rule? Protestors have disrupting health care town halls across the country. Now citizens in Vancouver won't get to discuss the proposed reforms publicly after Congressman Brian Baird of Vancouver received death threats and heard from constituents fearing for their safety. Town halls were scheduled to provide a forum for discussing President Obama's health care plan. But in public meetings across the country, those forums have degenerated into shouting matches. “It's not about showing up and having a real dialogue or discussing point A or B about the health care proposal,"...
  • Baird talks to 6,000 on health care 16 people ask questions in 1-hour telephone town hall

    08/08/2009 8:21:24 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 18 replies · 1,092+ views
    Just another AP outlet ^ | August 8, 2009 | TOM VOGT
    U.S. Rep. Brian Baird still hasn't decided how he'll vote on a proposed health-insurance reform bill, but he has some key principles in mind, the Vancouver Democrat told about 6,000 Southwest Washington residents Friday afternoon: • If you have a health-insurance policy you like, you can keep it. • Reforms will ensure that people can't be denied coverage. • The U.S. House of Representatives bill won't add to the national deficit. • Any public option wouldn't be subsidized by other revenue. • If it's socialized medicine, Baird won't support it. Those were among Baird's responses and introductory comments during a...
  • Baird fears foes may plan ‘ambush’...‘Telephone town hall’ will replace meeting

    08/06/2009 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 38 replies · 2,500+ views
    The columbian ^ | August 6, 2009 | MICHAEL ANDERSEN
    (Vancouver, WA) Over 10 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird has stayed tethered to his district, flying back to Southwest Washington for more than 300 sometimes-bruising town hall meetings during Congressional recesses. But this year, he's literally decided to phone it in. Instead of appearing in person, where "extremists" would have "the chance to shout and make YouTube videos," Baird said Wednesday, he's holding what he calls "telephone town halls" instead. Baird said he's using the new system because he fears his political opponents may be planning "an ambush" to disrupt his meetings, using methods Baird compared to Nazism....
  • Obama still cashing in on Bush's failings

    07/29/2009 6:01:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies · 1,082+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/29/2009 | Joseph Curl
    Facing the first real rough patch of his presidency, President Obama and his supporters are once again resorting to a tried-and-true tactic: attacking George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. In his White House press conference last week, Mr. Obama referred to the Bush era at least nine times, three times lamenting that he "inherited" a $1.3 trillion debt that has set back his administration's efforts to fix the economy. With the former president lying low in Dallas, largely focused on crafting his memoirs, Mr. Obama has increasingly attempted to exploit Mr. Bush when discussing the weak economy, the wars in...
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...
  • 40th anniversary of Mary Jo Kopechne’s drowning at Chappaquiddick...Kennedy's story still doubtful

    07/17/2009 6:53:56 AM PDT · by jimthompsonworstpersoninworld · 64 replies · 3,096+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 7-17-09
    NOTE: At the time a hero was walking on the moon, a coward was walking away from a woman trapped underwater in an airpocket. It was only 6 feet of water. Because the anniversary falls on the weekend, if you want to acknowledge the anniversary with a call to the Chappaquiddick Lifeguard's office, you need to do it today. Doug from Upland will be doing what he usually does on this date - calling the office and gurgling water - (202) 224-4543. Be creative and have fun! =================================================== 40th anniversary of Mary Jo Kopechne’s drowning at Chappaquiddick...Kennedy's story still doubtful...
  • A Weak American President: Behold Obama on Iran

    06/23/2009 5:40:02 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 13 replies · 433+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 23 Jun 09 | Anne Bayefsky
    President Obama has staked his reputation on being a human rights guru to people around the world. But his remarks at Tuesday’s news conference and behavior since taking office have instead exposed a different persona–that of human rights charlatan. On June 15, three days after the phony Iranian elections and the same day that seven Iranian demonstrators were murdered, Obama’s UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, made a speech in Vienna promoting the Saint Obama vision: “The responsibility to protect is a duty that I feel deeply. … We must prepare for the likelihood that we will again face the worst impulses...