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  • Former Gov. Charlie Crist: Here's why I'm backing Barack Obama

    08/26/2012 1:44:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 98 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 26 2012 | Charlie Crist
    I’ve studied, admired and gotten to know a lot of leaders in my life. Across Florida, in Washington and around the country, I've watched the failure of those who favor extreme rhetoric over sensible compromise, and I've seen how those who never lose sight of solutions sow the greatest successes. As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I'm confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future...
  • Joe Biden says Egypt's Mubarak no dictator, he shouldn't step down...

    01/27/2011 4:45:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 66 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | January 27, 2011 | Dan Murphy
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the PBS NewsHour tonight with the most direct US governent comments yet about the gathering Egypt protests against President Hosni Mubarak's 29-year reign. ... Ahead of a day that could prove decisive, NewsHour host Jim Lehrer asked Biden if the time has "come for President Mubarak of Egypt to go?" Biden answered: "No. I think the time has come for President Mubarak to begin to move in the direction that – to be more responsive to some... of the needs of the people out there." Asked if he would characterize Mubarak as a dictator...
  • (Former Prime Minister Jean) Chretien tells TV host he believes U.S. invasion of Iraq was for oil

    11/26/2007 12:29:27 PM PST · by fanfan · 71 replies · 129+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | Mon, November 26, 2007 | THE CANADIAN PRESS
    (Former (Liberal) Prime Minister Jean) Chretien tells TV host he believes U.S. invasion of Iraq was for oil MONTREAL — Jean Chretien believes the United States invaded Iraq for oil. The former prime minister told the popular Radio-Canada television show Tout le monde en parle why he thinks U.S. President George W. Bush declared war on the Middle Eastern country in 2003. “There are some people who suspect it was oil, for the control of oil. . . ,” Chretien said in French during the interview, which aired Sunday evening. The show’s host, Guy A. Lepage, then told Chretien he...
  • Bigot-Mouth Biden

    01/31/2007 5:14:46 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 40 replies · 1,538+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 31 Jan 2007 | Editorial staff
    Election 2008: Joe Biden tossed his hat into the presidential ring Wednesday, along with some choice racial gaffes. Curiously enough, his fellow Democrats had little to say about this. We'd like to know why. The senior senator from Delaware said he'd run for president as a foreign policy wizard, but in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Observer he didn't exactly show any diplomacy. He badmouthed other candidates and did little to show voters what he has on offer. However, Biden didn't conceal a thing. Commenting on rival Barack Obama, Biden all but told him he was a credit...
  • Incoming House intelligence chief botches easy intel quiz (Reyes: Dimocrat Alert!!!)

    12/11/2006 9:40:23 AM PST · by rfp1234 · 48 replies · 1,980+ views
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2006 | Scott Anderson
    Monday, December 11, 2006 Incoming House intelligence chief botches easy intel quiz WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January, failed a quiz of basic questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two of the key terrorist organizations the intelligence community has focused on since the September 11, 2001 attacks. When asked by CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein whether al Qaeda is one or the other of the two major branches of Islam -- Sunni or Shiite -- Reyes answered...
  • Just when you think Bill Maher could not be any more loathsome....

    10/30/2006 2:27:37 PM PST · by stm · 30 replies · 1,170+ views
  • Crikey, it's Germs (Kicks Greer's Keister)

    09/07/2006 11:35:07 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 51 replies · 1,642+ views ^ | 8 Sept 2006 | Andrew Bolt
    Germaine Greer, a dingo and a few jackasses said Steve Irwin was a publicity hog, but he was a huge star and a happy Australian. Professional harpy Germaine Greer was one of the first to publicly cackle over the death of Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin. "The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin," the feminista gloated in an article published in Left-wing newspapers such as The Age and The Guardian. And if she meant by "animal world" the slavering pack that has paraded its resentment of Irwin since he was killed she'd be right. On Jon Faine's ABC...
  • Kos Call (PoS profile)

    12/23/2005 2:03:18 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 41 replies · 1,381+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | Jan-Feb 2006 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    For America's number one liberal blogger politics is like sports: It's all about winning. I hate Washington,” says Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. Many people, of course, say that they hate Washington. Jay Leno says so. So do Rush Limbaugh and Monica Lewinsky. But Moulitsas, who is the world's biggest political blogger, says it differently, with a freshly arrived-at and deeply felt zeal, as if he himself has discovered the place and its pathologies anew. When Moulitsas says Washington, he's not talking about Bush's Washington with its pitched partisan camps and pay-to-play ethos. He's talking about Democratic Washington: the liberal Ivy League...
  • Boxer Shorts

    11/16/2005 7:07:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 47 replies · 1,338+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Nov. 16, 2005 | John J. Miller
    Have you ever watched a movie trailer that's amusing, but which also leaves you with the sense that you've just seen all the good parts? Think of what you're reading now as the same sort of thing, except that it covers the bad parts of A Time To Run, the new novel by Barbara Boxer, the liberal Democratic senator from California. Of course, saying that A Time To Run has a few bad parts really doesn't give Boxer enough credit — the whole book is stupendously awful, from the first page to the last. As a service to you, dear...
  • Don't Blue Angels have anything to do?( Demo of Dem mind)

    10/14/2005 9:14:23 AM PDT · by radar101 · 72 replies · 2,145+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | Oct.14, 2005 | SYLVIA CASTELLUZZO
    I read the advertisement in the Union-Tribune for the annual Miramar Air Show Oct. 14, 15 and 16, and my jaw dropped in disbelief. I just don't understand how the Blue Angels can justify fueling and flying these jets in their annual celebration given President Bush's plea to Americans to cut back on fuel usage. Surely there is something better that can be done with our military manpower other than a boastful display of flying skills, like perhaps airlifting supplies and materials to aid the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Am I missing something here? Perhaps the thunder that...
  • Vanity - Can we beat this pick?

    10/03/2005 5:12:53 PM PDT · by Mike10542 · 58 replies · 731+ views
    October 3, 2005 | Michael katz
    Can we beat this pick? I don't think so, but we can try. Here are three options: 1) Try to beat her in committee - A possibility, but highly unlikely. Enought Democrats would vote for her, that it wouldn't matter if we can get 2-3 Republicans not to. 2) Try to beat her on the floor - Never going to happen. We would be lucky to get 4-5 Republicans to vote against her and I believe most Democrats will vote for her. Bush will probably only need 5-10 Republicans once the Democrats decide voting for her as a whole is...
  • New day, same old shabby trolls!!

    06/14/2005 8:37:24 AM PDT · by festeringboil · 124 replies · 2,191+ views
    I am absolutely outraged and believe the entire bush and blair administrations need to be put in shackles and tried for war crimes in the Hague. Impeachment should begin in the US immediately for bush, cheney and most of their cabinet. These outrageous, deadly actions makes Watergate seem insignificant. Everyone in CONGRESS who has supported the bush administration over the lies and deceptions of the illegitimate Iraq War should resign immediately or also face impeachment. bush and his administration and blair and his administration should also be tried along with Sadam. Does the United States House of Representatives need anything...
  • Here I go again Folks.....:)

    05/26/2005 4:23:07 PM PDT · by stormyseas · 174 replies · 1,637+ views
    Have you ever read mans interpretations of the Old Testament and New Testament? Doesn’t it seem like all theologians come to the exact same conclusions? And we find ourselves reading it and then we just say, exactly what they do in the end anyway. So why do we read it? Sometimes I think it is to be part of the large group, others believe it because without realizing it, we have been conditioned to the belief of the many through a life time of hearing about it, reading about it, etc…. "Enter ye in at the strait gate," and then...
  • Why are the Galloway articles were removed?

    05/18/2005 10:09:16 AM PDT · by bozot · 169 replies · 5,407+ views
    I think that looks cheap... Like admitting defeat straight on... Is that really the case that the freepers can not bring up a decent argument against the performance of this guy so it need to censoring out? This is the best what can be done ? Really need to give this kind of ammunition to the lefties?
  • 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...
  • Simple Question

    05/16/2005 10:59:50 AM PDT · by WIstudent2005 · 106 replies · 1,437+ views
    What do you guys think; does the president drink tap water or bottled water? One of my professors brought it up today, and we all decided bottled.
  • like dude, you are ZOTTED

    05/15/2005 12:32:16 PM PDT · by like dude i am cool · 101 replies · 1,858+ views
    freerepublic ^ | 5-15-05 | me
    like bush stole the last election. him and his budies at diebold rigged the election machenes and stole ohio and florida. use google there is proof. kerry won the last election. kerry is president! how can you morons be so dumb?
  • ZOT! A Recommendation for you Bushbots

    05/13/2005 3:52:54 PM PDT · by not a bush leaguer · 121 replies · 2,931+ views
    Hey, you suckups to the twice selected Idiot in chief. Let me make a suggestion. Why don't you give the ultimate sacrifice to your Supreme Court/Diebold selected dunce? Why don't you sign up to go to Iraq and die for him? Your efforts won't go unappreciated either. I'll be sure and nominate all who do for Darwin awards.
  • ZOT! The Sad truth about this site

    05/13/2005 11:23:29 AM PDT · by FreeRetarded (aka JimmyClyde) · 241 replies · 6,513+ views
    Weve all seen and heard of a place called Free Republic, its full of divorced or wife-beating conservative slobs who have the hygene of John Goodman after a long picnic. They thrive on stupid,worthless topics that focus around the "wonder of life" and "lets keep people who cant feel or think alive because were to stubborn to admit that its pretty damn foolish". But above all other abominations in this world is the wretched "Admin Mod", a man of horrible values and the judgement of a meth lab. It is he who makes free republic, well not free at all,...
  • Please Explain!!!

    05/13/2005 6:47:37 AM PDT · by independantbitch · 89 replies · 1,999+ views
    5/13/05 | G.M. Young
    Hello. I am a college student that has gotten interested in politics within the last few years. I come from a long line of independants who raised me to vote for whom I agree with the most, not based on party affiliation. Last night, I attended a performance of Margaret Cho in Indianapolis. One of the last things she mentioned was all of the hatemail she recieved from members of Free Republic. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Surely this has to be a joke. So when I got home, I read the hatemail on her website. Then I...
  • Ontario must do its duty -- Its voters can save the Liberals -- and they must not

    05/02/2005 6:21:15 AM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 565+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | May 2, 2005 | Ezra Levant
    The Liberals are dead in the West and French Quebec. Only Ontario can save them now. Will they? And do they know what Alberta and Quebec will do if Paul Martin's corrupt party is renewed by Ontario? The Conservatives have done everything Ontario voters "told" them to do to make themselves palatable as an alternative. Their leader, Stephen Harper, is young and bilingual and has made the party's policies more centrist. On the other hand, the Liberal party is in a shambles. Chretien's former staff and ministers fire public broadsides at Paul Martin. Liberal MPs are defecting, like Edmonton's David...
  • Chretien's lawyers back in court in challenge to Gomery

    04/26/2005 11:44:17 AM PDT · by fanfan · 14 replies · 460+ views
    Canoe-Cnews ^ | April 26/05 | CNEWS
    Chretien's lawyers back in court in challenge to GomeryFormer prime minister Jean Chretien. (CP PHOTO/Tom Hanson) OTTAWA (CP) - Lawyers for Jean Chretien are objecting to an effort by Justice John Gomery to send his own lawyer to court to defend his impartiality as head of the federal sponsorship inquiry. The former prime minister has asked Federal Court to remove Gomery from his post, alleging that the judge is biased and unable to deliver an objective evaluation of Chretien's role in the sponsorship affair.Prime Minister Paul Martin has said his government will fight to defend Gomery and keep him in...
  • Disgraced ex-Liberal claims he met with Chretien, Martin

    04/22/2005 7:25:51 AM PDT · by fanfan · 13 replies · 506+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Apr. 22, 2005. 03:27 AM | SEAN GORDON AND LES WHITTINGTON
    OTTAWA—A former senior Liberal official who took secret cash payments to pay party bills says he's willing to testify he met with Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin during the controversial sponsorship program. Benoît Corbeil, the executive director of the Liberals' Quebec wing in 1999-2000, told the Star he met former prime minister Chrétien in a room on the 33rd floor of Montreal's tony Chateau Champlain hotel in the spring of 2000, where the pair talked for 90 minutes. He also said he will testify to regular discussions with Jean Pelletier, Chrétien's former chief-of-staff, whom he met "at least every three...
  • Canadian Leader Apologizes for Corruption

    04/21/2005 5:58:34 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 8 replies · 397+ views
    AP ^ | April 21, 2005 | BETH DUFF-BROWN
    Prime Minister Paul Martin apologized to the nation Thursday night for a corruption scandal that has shaken his Liberal Party, delivering a rare televised address aimed at rescuing his minority government. Acknowledging an "unjustifiable mess" created by the allegations of money laundering and kickbacks, the embattled leader pledged to call an election within a month after an investigation, expected to be completed by Dec. 15. "Those who are in power are to be held responsible, and that includes me," Martin said of the charges, which have disgusted Canadians and prompted the opposition Conservative Party to threaten a no-confidence vote that...
  • The Strange Death of Liberal Canada?

    04/14/2005 5:33:06 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 29 replies · 1,305+ views
    The Economist ^ | April 14, 2005 | Unattributed
    Allegations of sleaze could topple the government and break up the country Ottawa – Suddenly, an abyss has opened up under Paul Martin's minority Liberal government. Only a few weeks ago, Mr Martin's supporters were looking forward with equanimity to the prospect of the prime minister calling an election some time next year to restore their party to the parliamentary majority it enjoyed for more than a decade until last year. Now, Canada is contemplating the possibility of the Conservative opposition forcing a June poll and going on to form a minority government. In due course, say some alarmed federalists,...
  • Deputy Tory leader wants Mounties off the case (Canada's Adscam - RCMP Too Compromised)

    04/12/2005 7:08:55 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 4 replies · 430+ views
    Ottawa Sun (Canada) ^ | Tue, April 12, 2005 | BILL RODGERS
    OTTAWA SUN Tue, April 12, 2005 Deputy Tory leader wants Mounties off the case By BILL RODGERS, Parliamentary Bureau Canada's national police force can't be trusted to conduct a wide-ranging investigation into new criminal allegations made at the Adscam inquiry, Conservative deputy leader Peter MacKay suggested yesterday. MacKay points to RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli's "perceived" cosy relationship with the previous government of Jean Chretien and the fact the force was itself tangled up in the ad scandal. "There's already been significant examples of where the RCMP have been too -- and I emphasize 'too' -- closely linked to the Prime...
  • C-Murder changes stage name to C Miller

    04/08/2005 6:59:55 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 20 replies · 604+ views
    chicago sun times ^ | 4-8-05 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- C-Murder is no more. The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, will now go by C Miller, his publicist said. Miller, brother of Master P, is being held in the Jefferson Parish jail on a second-degree murder conviction. ''People hear the name C-Murder and they don't realize that the name simply means that I have seen many murders in my native Calliope projects neighborhood,'' he said in a statement.
  • My disappointment in Hugh Hewitt (he criticized calls for Jeb to stand up to Greer and save Terri)

    03/26/2005 7:38:18 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 238 replies · 2,654+ views
    churchillbuff/hughhewitt ^ | March 26, 05 | Churchillbuff
    Hugh's been strong in defense of Terri -- till yesterday, when he devoted a lot of time denouncing those (like Dr. James Kennedy) who have called for Jeb to step forward - despite Judge Greer's injunctions - and take action to save Terri Schiavo from a judicially-decreed death. Hugh was going on about the "rule of law" and quoting the old chestnut from "Man for All Seasons," about how if we tear down the laws to get at the devil, we have nothing to defend ourselves when he turns on us.But Hugh doesn't get it: IT's the ACTIVIST JUDGES who've...
  • If you, gentlemen, really want “to see US politics from another angle” (We get signal)

    03/21/2005 10:58:37 PM PST · by Freedom4fighter · 70 replies · 1,372+ views
    If you, gentlemen, really want “to see US politics from another angle”, compare it with politics of present-day totalitarian regimes in Central Asia, for instance. And you’ll realize that there are practically no differences for our “democratic” state and e.g. authoritarian government in Turkmenistan. It’s common knowledge that Turkmen authorities abridge liberty of speech, freedom of the press, exercising control over mass and I-net. They bow down, imposing restrictions on freedom of association and assembly, in order to curtail political activity of non-governmental organizations, including groups of religious minorities. Nijazov does it with the aim of exercising control over latitude...
  • What is this ZOT!?

    03/20/2005 7:38:52 AM PST · by scippy · 128 replies · 4,343+ views
    <p>What is this palce? Are you peeple for reel? Is this some kind of joke?</p>
  • Advice for Spring Break trip (ZOT!!! Girls laugh at me, cuz I'm a troll-school dropout.)

    03/07/2005 11:48:10 AM PST · by Yak breath · 77 replies · 2,520+ views
    Hal I. Tosis, as told to Reddy Kilozot
    Hello fellow conservatives I am a junior at the University of North Carolina and I am planning on going to Cancun for spring break. I would just like to have some good advice on how to avoid the evils of spring break while enjoying spring break. I know this is very hard to do as it will be tough to control myself as I see a hole bunch of hot girls walking around in their little bikinis drinking cornonas and margritias. The though of that makes me crazy. As a good conservative I have never kissed a girl and won’t...

    03/06/2005 4:13:03 PM PST · by EWACampaign · 105 replies · 3,278+ views ^ | March 6, 2005 | EWACampaign
    Everyone in this American nation of "We the People" is invited to participate actively in reaching the goal of including the EQUAL WORTH AMENDMENT (EWA)in our Constitition of the United States of America! Please go to for more information. ------------ EQUAL WORTH AMENDMENT (EWA) All persons are fundamentally equal worths in themselves with none superior and none inferior unconditionally and unexceptionally, regardless of age, race, gender, ethnic heritage, formal education, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, religion, profession, or any other title, status, or situation. As such, all persons have the inherent and inalienable basic right to be related to respectfully...

    03/03/2005 6:37:52 PM PST · by bigred0427 · 106 replies · 1,891+ views HAHAHA ALL YOUR MANDATE ARE BELONG TO DEAN!!!!
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    02/08/2005 2:00:09 PM PST · by coffee260 · 227 replies · 9,308+ views
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  • Free Graner Petition

    02/01/2005 7:01:51 PM PST · by Free Graner · 53 replies · 1,009+ views
    Myself ^ | 02/01/05 | Marty
    I made a Petition to Pardon Charles Graner. It will be presented to President Bush. Thank you
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Everyone Survived!!!

    01/02/2005 3:56:06 PM PST · by gbop · 125 replies · 3,505+ views
    No No, All of the people in the picture survived. This due to quick acting by-standers who immediately helped two people with mouth2mouth but all others did not need help, but rather minor medical attention to cuts and bruises. The cameraman on the van/truck survived as well.
  • Why Is FR Afraid Of Etherzone and BATR?

    12/26/2004 5:39:17 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 153 replies · 4,862+ views
    26 December 2004 | cougar_mccxxi
    Why Is FR Afraid Of Etherzone and BATR?
  • Pray for Our Sons and Daughters, the Iraqi insurgents (ZOT!)

    12/18/2004 6:56:12 AM PST · by Toby03 · 125 replies · 2,394+ views
    Life | 12/18/04 | Toby03
  • Why are coffeehouses over-run with DemocRATS?!?!? (Mod sets bongo aside, zots troll)

    12/14/2004 11:14:29 AM PST · by CarolinaGOPer · 513 replies · 8,787+ views
    I live in a college town in North Carolina, and recently I went into a coffee shop to innocently purchase a cup of coffee. What I instead found was a veritable den of sin, filled with Marxists and DemocRATS. To wit: -The entire place stunk of patchoulli -Patrons were reading 'Tropic of Cancer', 'The Communist Manifesto', and 'Stupid White Men' -- titles that I would never want my good G*d-fearing children getting a hippie's length away from (of course, not a Bible to be found) -Two women were kissing (of course, I could only tell they were women upon further...
  • ZOT! How does one contact a Free Republic "representative?"

    12/02/2004 8:43:40 AM PST · by SpikeyInWis · 721 replies · 11,576+ views
    A thread that I started got pulled without explanation by a Jim Robinson. I'm new here and don't know how to ask the appropriate person (Jim Robinson) why. How do I do that please?
  • Michael Peroutka's Acceptance Speech

    11/12/2004 5:39:41 PM PST · by Indie · 111 replies · 3,399+ views
    Constitution Party Website ^ | 2003 | MICHAEL PEROUTKA
    Presidential Nomination Acceptance Remarks Michael A. Peroutka June 25, 2004 Mr. Chairman, Madam Secretary, Members of the National Executive Committee, Delegates to the Constitution Party Convention, Members of the Constitution Party, My fellow Americans, Dear Brothers and Sisters… I am proud and honored and humbled to accept the nomination of the Constitution Party for the Office of President of these united States. Just four months ago in Maryland, when I publicly announced that I would seek this nomination, we talked about the cultural and spiritual decline that we see all about us in America today. We expressed our deep concern...
  • Naval Inspector General Releases Documents On Kerry Awards &#8216;Investigation&#8217;

    10/13/2004 3:18:00 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 13 replies · 1,511+ views ^ | 12 October 2004 | JUDICIALWATCH.ORG
    Review Of Washington Post And Newsweek Articles Exhausts Efforts Of The Naval IG Office Navy Secretary Refuses To Conduct Independent Inquiry (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, stated today that it received a response from the Naval Inspector General (IG) to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) open records request for Navy IG records documenting the investigation of the awards and conduct of Lieutenant (jg) John Forbes Kerry, USNR. The request was prompted by a Sept. 17, 2004, letter from Vice Admiral Ronald Route, the Naval IG, to Judicial Watch. Admiral...
  • Furious PM pulls envoy out of Iran 'They kill a journalist

    11/02/2003 8:43:27 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 29 replies · 138+ views
    The Iranian Student Movement Up to the Minute Reports ^ | July 24, 2003 | The Ottawa Citizen
    Furious PM pulls envoy out of Iran 'They kill a journalist ... It's horrible what they've done,' Chrétien fumes Norma Greenaway The Ottawa Citizen Thursday, July 24, 2003 A visibly angry Jean Chrétien lashed out at Iran yesterday over the death in custody and the burial of a photojournalist from Montreal, describing the behaviour of Iranian authorities as intolerable and recalling Canada's ambassador from Tehran in protest. "I'm very unhappy that they take a journalist and kill a journalist," the prime minister said after a cabinet meeting. "It's unacceptable. I think it's horrible what they've done. We protested the strongest...
  • First SARS, now this: Can Chrétien handle the damage control?

    05/21/2003 10:34:00 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 12 replies · 220+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 21, 2003 | By JOHN IBBITSON
    This year, Canada can't win for losing. Another exotic disease strikes our country, this time imperilling not our health but our economy. And once again, Ottawa is in the unenviable position of having to balance between the twin dangers of underreaction and panic. Jean Chrétien faces an exquisitely difficult balancing act in the days and weeks ahead, one he has shown himself ill-equipped to handle in the past. But handle it he must. Because the consequences of inaction or misdirection are vast. There is no underestimating the short-term impact of the discovery that mad-cow disease was diagnosed in an Alberta...
  • Canada’s Chretien might light up a joint! (Could explain his brain damage!)

    10/03/2003 12:05:26 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 66 replies · 264+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/3/03
    Now Canadians can understand why Prime Minister Jean Chretien seems to be in such a hurry to push through a law decriminalizing marijuana. Chretien, 69, said in an interview published on Friday that he might give pot a try once it is no longer a criminal offense — presumably after he retires in February. Under the new law, pot users would only pay a fine if caught with small amounts.
  • Chretien wins dubious honour as stupidest person in Canada

    06/07/2003 6:16:31 AM PDT · by veronica · 19 replies · 247+ views ^ | June 7, 2003 | HAYLEY MICK
    Prime Minister Jean Chretien earned the dubious distinction of the stupidest person in Canada at the World Stupidity Awards on Friday night, beating out B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and new Tory Leader Peter MacKay. More than 400 people helped decide the winner of the Golden Dunce Cap - the dumbest of the dumb - by applauding and cheering for their favourite candidate. The audience was gunning for MacKay, but a man dressed in a fish costume on stage cast the deciding vote for the prime minister. "We can do this in Canada because it's generally a place where you can...
  • Military investigation concludes Rachel Corrie's death unintentional

    06/26/2003 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Alouette · 34 replies · 285+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 26, 2003
    The Military Advocate General`s office decided on Thursday to close the investigation into the death of US pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie, reported Israel Radio. On March 16, Corrie, a 23-year-old college student was run over and killed by an IDF bulldozer. The Military Police investigating the accident concluded that the soldiers operating the bulldozer had no intention of harming Corrie. The soldiers took polygraph tests and video footage of the incident was examined.
  • Chretian Believed Iraq had WMD's (When Clinton was President)

    06/11/2003 12:09:44 PM PDT · by Pubbie · 17 replies · 482+ views
    Mark Steyn's Mailbox ^ | June 11, 2003 | Hugh Crosthwait
    In your article "The British wrest defeat from the jaws of victory" you make two important points about the presence or absence of WMD in Iraq. One - the capability to produce WMD is as important if not more important than the fact of production of these armaments. Secondly, the majority of the governments of the Western nations have been privy to the same intelligence information related to WMD. It is useful to bear these points in mind as we listen to purported leaders speak. In Canada, our Prime Minister gloats about there being no evidence of WMD, that rogue...
  • Out of touch, out of control - The PM's ego is causing great damage to Canada

    06/01/2003 7:03:21 AM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies · 712+ views
    Toronto Sun | June 1, 2003 | Hartley Stewart
    Let's face it. Our prime minister is out of control. Mistaking the split in the Canadian political right for massive popular support for himself, Jean Chretien's ego has grown beyond managing. He struts about the world taking bows for accomplishments not of his doing, holding himself and his government up as models for the world to follow, insulting our friends and amusing our enemies. He is an embarrassment to most of us and a danger to our welfare, for sure. Anyone with a statistical bent can tell you the polls in which he claims to receive 51% approval are not...