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  • Two New Polls Show Good News For Texas Senator Ted Cruz

    03/24/2016 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Hannity ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    A pair of new polls are showing good news for presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. In a new Fox News poll of 388 likely GOP primary voters, frontrunner Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are now in a statistical dead heat nationally. The poll shows Trump and Cruz polling at 41%-38% respectively, a slight edge for the real estate mogul, but within the poll's +/- 5 point margin of error. Governor John Kasich is running in third place with 17%. A second poll, this one from Emerson College, is spelling good news for Ted Cruz in the April 5th, winner-take-all...
  • Who Is More Hardline On Immigration: Ted Cruz Or Donald Trump?

    03/09/2016 12:22:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 9, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    As Donald Trump is presenting himself as the presumptive nominee, he has described himself as “flexible” on immigration. This now has Ted Cruz  positioned as the Republican candidate with the most hardline position on immigration. NumbersUSA, a prominent immigration restriction group, keeps an ongoing scorecard on 2016 presidential candidates and since updated on March 4, Ted Cruz has an “A” and Trump a “B+”. Roy Beck, founder and executive director of NumbersUSA, spoke to The Daily Caller Tuesday about the differences between the two candidates and how he feels both will return America to policies that benefit the citizen...
  • Ted Cruz Is Ready To Fight For Florida

    03/05/2016 12:22:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | March 4, 2016 | Streiff
    Marco Rubio backers had been hoping after two debates in which Rubio and Ted Cruz tag-teamed Donald Trump and played rather nice together that Cruz would take a pass on campaigning in Florida in order to give Rubio a better chance of winning his first primary election. The polls, for what they are worth seem to make this feasible: [interactive polling graphic] Florida is a closed primary state which means that many of the independents and disaffected blue-collar Democrats who have helped out Trump will not be allowed to vote. And, as we saw on Super Tuesday, the polling, generally,...
  • Cruz Triumphant

    03/04/2016 11:31:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 151 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 4, 2016 | David French
    Tonight was the night when I could clearly see Ted Cruz as President of the United States. He made the right moral judgment dealing with Donald Trump was far more important than jockeying for position with Marco Rubio or John Kasich. He made the case against Trump in the right way he was civil even as he eviscerated Trump again and again. And he connected with the audience not just with his command of the facts, but also by making his case in an effective, human way. When he asked the audience how many had been waiters or...
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome Turns Into Treason - The real threat we face is not from Trump's rhetoric

    02/28/2016 11:40:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 159 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The stakes in 2016 are huge and the party is fractured. The rhetoric reflects a Trump Derangement Syndrome in which Trump is either a monster or a savior, instead of a politician. On the left, Bush Derangement Syndrome expressed itself in the conviction that he was unalterably and uniquely worse than every other president and would get around to declaring martial law and ruling forever. The danger of exaggeration is that previously unacceptable views suddenly become acceptable. Bush Derangement Syndrome made it acceptable for Democrats to descend into open treason by making common cause with Saddam Hussein, the Sunni terrorist...
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 1:00:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 28, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have released their tax return information while both attacking Donald Trump, who refuses to release his. On Saturday the Florida senator and the Texas senator made public up to fiver years previous tax information hoping to shame Trump into letting voters see his, too. Rubio released summaries of five tax years Saturday and Cruz later released summaries of four years, from 2011 to 2014, according to NBC News. Cruz accused Donald Trump of hiding his tax returns from voters during Sunday's broadcast of 'Face The Nation'. Cruz said Trump could be hiding as many as...
  • Negligent in Nevada?

    02/24/2016 1:14:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 24, 2016 | Tim Alberta
    Reports from Nevada tonight have indicated potential administrative failures at caucus locations around the state, which threaten to further marginalize its role in the Republican nominating process. The most damning allegations are that precinct officials failed to properly certify voters, and that because of it some participants were voting twice. There also is outrage over the fact that at one location, a precinct official was wearing pro-Donald Trump gear. It's important to note that caucuses, unlike primaries, are party-run affairs without governmental oversight. They are administered by the state party and the Republican National Committee, neither of which enforce...
  • 'He's a fool': Trump fires back at 'tough guy' Romney

    02/24/2016 11:38:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 335 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Donald Trump fired back at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for wondering Wednesday if a "bombshell" was sitting in his unreleased tax returns. Fresh off his victory in Nevada, Trump fired off a trio of tweets at Romney, calling him a "fool" and a "tough guy" for his attack, adding that he should have beaten President Obama as the Republican nominee in 2012. >>>Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpWhen Mitt Romney asked me for my endorsement last time around, he was so awkward and goofy that we all should have known he could not win!<<< >>>Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump "@Ward_II: Oh great...
  • Ted Cruz slams Donald Trump: ‘We can’t be fooled by P.T. Barnum

    02/24/2016 12:57:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 249 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Taking aim at businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz said at a campaign rally Wednesday that too much is riding on the 2016 presidential election to get fooled by a showman that is more bluster than substance... "We can't be fooled by P.T. Barnum," Mr. Cruz said, alluding to the late founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. "The time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dancing bears has past."......
  • New poll finds Cruz retains huge lead over Trump in Texas

    02/24/2016 12:02:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Ted Cruz has a wide lead over Donald Trump in Texas ahead of his home state's GOP presidential primary on Super Tuesday, according to a new poll. Cruz commands a 15-point edge over Trump in the Houston Public Media/University of Houston survey released Wednesday. That's in contrast to a separate survey released Wednesday, which showed Trump trailing Cruz by 1 point. Cruz topped the billionaire 29 percent to 28 percent in the Emerson College poll released earlier that morning. The Real Clear Politics average of Texas polls shows Cruz about 5 points ahead in the Lonestar State. About 35 percent...
  • Trump campaign poaches Koch staffers: report

    02/21/2016 1:27:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The Donald Trump campaign began courting top staffers with the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity late last year, in order to bolster its ground game ahead of big primary nights in March, according to BuzzFeed News. The billionaire businessman's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is a former AFP state director whose intricate knowledge of New Hampshire paid dividends in that primary. One top AFP staffer in a March primary state said he was approached by Lewandowski, who told him Trump "was for real. He's going all the way." "Anecdotally, I'd say a lot of people have been approached," another source close...
  • Trump Voter Who Switched to Cruz

    02/19/2016 2:10:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    EIB ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Sylvania is up next from San Diego. Hi, Sylvania. Glad you waited. You're up next on the EIB Network. CALLER: Hi, Rush. I was a big Trumpster from the get-go. The way he caught my attention was when he started saying "make America great again" and we're going to "win" again. For me that was the keyword, winning, because I was absolutely exhausted and tired of losing seven years. I wanted to win. So I was with Donald Trump from the beginning. But then also Ted Cruz kind of started getting my attention. And I was thinking and looking at...
  • Trump walks back attack on George Bush

    02/14/2016 2:52:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 163 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2016 | Dan Friedman
    Donald Trump sought Sunday to walk back his statements during Saturday night's Republican debate that former President George W. Bush bore responsibility for the Sept. 11 terror attack. "I am not blaming him," Trump said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. Trump continued to imply Bush erred, however. "The CIA said there was a lot of information that something like that was going to happen," he said. The attacks killed just under 3,000 Americans. During Saturday night's debate, Trump told former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: "The World Trade Center came down during your brother's reign, remember that." "How did he...
  • lefty frizzell the one and only lp

    12/02/2015 12:42:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1962 | Lefty Frizzell
    Lefty Frizzell ‎– The One And Only Lefty Frizzell
  • CW President Says He Wants Star Trek

    01/14/2015 4:38:09 PM PST · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    TrekNews.net ^ | January 14, 2015 | Staff
    This May will mark ten-years since Star Trek: Enterprise on UPN went off the air. With the 50th anniversary of the franchise right around the corner and fans clamoring for Treks return to television, The CWs president Mark Pedowitz has revealed that hes interested in a new Star Trek series for the network.
  • Little Jimmy Dickens, Oldest Opry Member, Dies at 94

    01/02/2015 5:13:30 PM PST · by John W · 48 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | January 2, 2015 | AP
    Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said. Dickens, who stood 4-foot-11, had performed on the Opry almost continuously since 1948. His last performance was Dec. 20 as part of his birthday celebration. He sang "Out Behind The Barn" and delivered his trademark comedy. He had turned 94 a day earlier. "The Grand Ole Opry did not have...
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views
    FAS.org ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • Is country music dead?

    05/16/2014 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 345 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/16/2014 | Collin Raye
    As a platinum-selling country music artist and, more importantly, a lifelong fan of the genre, Id like to send out this heartfelt plea to the gatekeepers of the industry: Enough already. Id like to think that I am expressing what nearly every artist, musician and songwriter (with perhaps a few exceptions) is thinking when I contend that the Bro Country phenomenon must cease. It has had its run for better or worse and its time for Nashville to get back to producing, and more importantly promoting, good singers singing real songs. Its time for country music to find its identity...
  • Hank Williams III - Louisiana Stripes (outlaw country music... YouTube 3m28s)

    05/08/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Holy cow, never heard of this guy. Hank's grandson. Kind of refreshing to hear outlaw country again.
  • 11 terribly awesome country music songs [VIDEO]

    02/20/2014 7:57:35 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/19/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Any true country song is ultimately about some combination of beer, trucks, women (preferably Southern), dogs, dirt roads and the Land of the Free. If you dont get why thats awesome, you have no shot at appreciating the genre.
  • Country Singer Ray Price Dead at 87

    12/16/2013 3:49:35 PM PST · by Doogle · 53 replies
    AP via ABCNEWS ^ | 12/16/13 | AP
    Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. Price died Monday afternoon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Billie Perryman, the wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death. Price was discharged last week from the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he had been in and out in recent months...
  • &#57364;Top News Ray Price, 'The Cherokee Cowboy,' dies at 87

    12/15/2013 3:45:55 PM PST · by iontheball · 27 replies
    Rock Island Headlines Examiner ^ | December 15, 2013 | Greg Geary
    Country music's Ray Price, "The Cherokee Cowboy," would have turned 88 on January, 12. The Perryville, Texas born Price, died Sunday from complications of pancreatic cancer. USA Today and country music dj's Crook and Chase have posted on his passing. Price scored a Grammy Award for his song "For The Good Times" in the 1970's. His country classics still play on radio stations across the United States.
  • Original song: HONEST REDNECK SWEAT

    12/06/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 48 replies
    12/6/2013 | HTRN
    ==================== HONEST REDNECK SWEAT ==================== [Verse 1] It's been another hard workin' day With my neck burned from the sun Out in these fields of the north forty And I know I must work before having fun; I plowed, I planted, and I pulled weeds Looking to the harvest that will come, And now I'm home to my dear family And embrace my wife and daughter and son! [Chorus] Oh Lord, when it's time for my reward Look at this honest redneck sweat; I may not have been the world's big shot But I tried not to forget That my...
  • Saturday Night Country Music Thread

    10/12/2013 9:02:12 PM PDT · by Windflier · 67 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12 October 2013 | Windflier
    Alright y'all. Enough with the politics. Let's party. I'll start: Boondocks - Little Big Town
  • Obama unleashes horror in Jerusalem

    09/02/2013 7:51:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 54 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 9/1/2013 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    The Israeli political and security leadership is privately horrified by President Barack Obamas 11th-hour turnaround on striking Syria a decision he took alone, after he had sent his Secretary of State John Kerry to speak out passionately and urgently in favor of military action. It is now fearful that, in the end, domestic politics or global diplomacy will ultimately lead the US to hold its fire altogether. It is worried, furthermore, at the ever-deeper perception of Obamas America in the Middle East as weak, hesitant and confused most especially in the view of the regions most radical forces,...
  • In Syria, U.S. goal 'not to get mocked'

    09/02/2013 7:10:10 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 22 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/1/2013 | Mark Steyn
    I see the Obama "reset" is going so swimmingly that the president is now threatening to go to war against a dictator who gassed his own people. Don't worry, this isn't anything like the dictator who gassed his own people that the discredited warmonger Bush spent 2002 and early 2003 staggering ever more punchily around the country inveighing against. The 2003 dictator who gassed his own people was the leader of the Baath Party of Iraq. The 2013 dictator who gassed his own people is the leader of the Baath Party of Syria. Whole other ball of wax. The administration's...
  • This time, for Assad, something went terribly wrong

    08/31/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/31/2013 | AVI ISSACHAROFF
    The US strike against Syria has yet to begin, and doubts abound regarding the scope and effectiveness of any such attack. Most pressing for Israel is the question of what happens in the hours and days after an American strike. But several other important questions have been left unanswered in all of the analyses and scholarly articles written in the nine days since the chemical attack on civilians in the suburbs of Damascus. First, when will the US strike and how far will it go? >>SNIP<< Second, what will happen in Syria on the morning after the attack? >>SNIP<< The...
  • Bluster, bluff and backstabbing: Obama's bread and circuses

    08/30/2013 8:11:23 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/30/2013 | Carolyne B. Glick
    Over the past week, US President Barack Obama and his senior advisers have told us that the US is poised to go to war against Syria. In the next few days, the US intends to use its airpower and guided missiles to attack Syria in response to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons in the outskirts of Damascus last week. The questions that ought to have been answered before any statements were made by the likes of Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have barely been raised in the public arena. The most important...
  • Vital sarin antidote missing from gas mask kits

    08/29/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/29/2013 | ILAN BEN ZION
    Recent days saw the Hadar Mall in Jerusalem packed to the gills with Israeli civilians waiting to receive gas masks from the IDFs Home Front Command. But no lines and no gas masks greeted this reporter Wednesday afternoon, only a sign directing Jerusalem residents to call 104, the Home Front Commands 24-hour hotline. The number was unavailable most of the day. For the lucky callers who got through, waiting times topped 40 minutes. Only late in the evening did I manage to get through to someone, who informed me that the Jerusalem distribution point was temporarily closed because it was...
  • Getting closer...Hank Williams...[ video - 2:12 min }

    08/23/2013 7:47:08 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 12 replies
    "Oh, dont you know that Jesus died to wash your sins away Oh, please heed His call, in sin dont fall Were getting closer to the grave each day Were getting closer to the grave each day Mortal man, wont you stop now and pray Leave the road of sin alone, let Jesus lead you home Were getting closer to the grave each day They nailed His hands, they pierced His sides On His head the thorns did lay Be prepared to go, one thing we know We're getting closer to the grave each day On the judgment day, when...
  • Shoot Him High, Pa. We need his britches, and his shoes.{2:22 song]

    07/23/2013 3:43:49 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | Rosalie Allen
    "Rosalie was affectionately known as the "Queen of the Hillbillies" "...."Country Music History Books may fail to mention her name. And hardcore honky tonks may scoff at this northeastern gal who based her cowgirl career in New York City. But Rosalie Allen made a splash well over half a decade ago that still manages to send in ripples to those lucky enough to have found her. Before country music decided to pack up and move to Nashville, Rosalie took it to the Big Apple hosting an immensely popular radio show ("Prairie Stars"), opening the city's first country music store and...
  • 95.9 The Ranch Is The Greatest Radio Station Ever.

    01/01/2013 8:15:02 PM PST · by Drew68 · 33 replies
    Streaming available. I just can't believe how incredibly awesome this radio station is!!!! Yes, I've had several beers tonight...
  • Egypt Found to Have Developed Chemical Weapons For Iraq

    03/15/2005 7:27:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 15, '05 | staff
    As Israel considers allowing Egypt to control the critical Philadelphi corridor along Israels border, startling revelations about Egyptian chemical weapons proliferation are coming to light. Egypt secretly helped former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his chemical weapons program, according to a CIA report. The report, authored by the CIAs Iraq Survey Group, says that Egypt sent specialists to Iraq in the 1980s to help him manufacture poison gas. Iraq later used the gas against Iranian citizens as well as Iraqi Kurds. The report says that the Iraqi government paid Egypt $12 million, "in return for assistance with production and storage...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • [VANITY] It was the third of June...

    06/03/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3rd of June 2012 | Bobbie Gentry
    It being the third of June, Bobbie Gentry's 1967 song, Ode to Billie Joe comes to mind on this date: A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billy Joe And Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store in Tupelo There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge. And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge
  • Jim Reeves + A Beautiful Song = Perfection

    11/08/2011 7:55:29 AM PST · by sussex · 10 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 08/11/11 | The Aged P
    I thought I knew most of his recordings but only recently discovered this track from an album released in 1959.the unmistakable voice of Jim Reeves singing one of the most beautiful and tender of songs, music to touch any parents (or grandparents) heart
  • Gaddafis Chemical Weapons Factory Found

    10/10/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Asharq Alawasat ^ | 10/10/2011 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    The al-Sadd battalion was guarding the chemical weapons factory and warehouse. However, the battalion has since withdrawn to Misratah, leaving a stockpile of deadly weapons vulnerable to theft. The current number of guards at the chemical weapons site, which contains 9 tons of mustard gas and dozens of barrels contaminated with chemicals, is just two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles. Hamzah al-Shaibani, spokesman for the 17 February revolution committee said in a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat yesterday that: "We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a...
  • Charlie Pride: Choices (review)

    03/24/2011 9:25:52 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 21 replies
    Without doubt, Charley Pride is one of the most respected and successful personas in all of country music. After all, it was the three-time Grammy winner who made music history when his 1969 classic "All I Have To Offer You Is Me," bolted to the top of the US Country chart, making him the first African American in country music to land a No. 1 hit. To date, the multi-platinum selling Pride holds 36 No. 1 hits and has sold more than 70 million records (albums and singles combined). On March 8, 2011, Pride releases Choices (Music City Records), his...
  • MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan: The Answer To Americas Woes Is Obviously Revolution

    11/08/2010 11:13:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 94 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-9-10
    Given the polarized nature of American politics in the last several years, accusations of inciting violence on both sides have become somewhat cliched. But this afternoon, MSNBCs Dylan Ratigan took to his show to yell fire in a crowded theater, asking viewers, Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for a revolution? The answer is obviously yes. Its difficult to explain the following clip without appearing to indulge in hyperbole, so its probably best to simply state the facts: Ratigan invites on cartoonist Ted Rall to talk about his new book The Anti-American Manifesto,...
  • Heads up for forlorn 'Nikita' fans.

    10/12/2010 4:36:09 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The CW website ^ | 10/12/10 | DGHoodini
    If you, like me eschewed 'The Event', in favor of 'Nikita' only to have your local CW channel replace it after 4 weeks with 'Gossip Girl', I have some good news for you.: CW being a syndicated channel, has different shows offered in different makets, and still maintains their own website. So, you can still watch further episodes of'Nikita' at their website, after their normal airing date passes (+24 hrs?) http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/nikita/
  • What's your favorite Hank Williams Sr song?

    05/17/2010 8:54:13 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 56 replies · 766+ views
    Youtube ^ | May 17, 2010 | MT
    Do you believe Hank Williams Sr was one of the best country musicians? If so, what are some of your favorite songs? My favorites are Lost Highway and Cold Cold Heart.
  • Obama Administration Takes Aim At Gun-Rights Revolt

    07/21/2009 8:18:35 PM PDT · by FromLori · 207 replies · 7,532+ views
    CBS ^ | 7/21/-09
    The Obama administration is raising the stakes in a fight over states' rights and firearm ownership by arguing that new pro-gun laws in Montana and Tennessee are invalid. In the last few months, a grass-roots, federalist revolt against Washington, D.C. has begun to spread through states that are home to politically active gun owners. Montana and Tennessee have enacted state laws saying that federal rules do not apply to firearms manufactured entirely within the state, and similar bills are pending in Texas, Alaska, Minnesota, and South Carolina. Yet the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and Explosives now claims that...
  • Country Music: Too Much Freedom Loving?

    05/17/2009 7:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,104+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 16, 2009 | L. Brent Bozell III
    In these hard times, Americans are trying hard to relax and take refuge in entertainment. But The Washington Post is insisting that country music fans are not really sympathetic figures. They are prone to self-congratulation and "closing ranks" behind the thought that they live in the "real America." The Post music critic going by the name Josh Freedom du Lac -- that just can't be his name -- doesn't really seem to like patriotic music, despite the patriotic byline. He worries that songs like Jason Aldean's "Hicktown" or the Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" do something wrong: They are "narrowcasting...
  • December 24, 1862 (Vanity)

    12/24/2008 8:17:03 PM PST · by teacherwoes · 14 replies · 744+ views
    self | December 24, 1862 | William Wheeler
    A letter of Lt. William Wheeler, 13th New York Light Artillery, camped at Stafford Courthouse, VA to home: It is Christmas Eve, when Peace on earth and good will toward men is the text, and although nothing is said of good will toward women, yet I suppose that they are included, and so will pardon your long silence to-me-ward, and will do my best to spend this evening with you in thought and spirit, at least, if not in person, as in very happy years in the past.Nothing among us here indicates the time. The country is too poor to...
  • SAG Strike Could Spell Disaster for TV (Cable Networks DeathWatch)

    12/03/2008 7:49:13 AM PST · by Kevin J waldroup · 40 replies · 1,091+ views
    adweek. ^ | Nov 25, 2008 | Nellie Andreeva
    SAG Strike Could Spell Disaster for TV (Cable Networks DeathWatch) Nov 25, 2008 -By Nellie Andreeva, THR.com LOS ANGELES Already engaged in deep soul searching following a dismal fall TV season and flatlining ad market, broadcast networks are facing another blow: a potential Screen Actors Guild strike early next year. SAG's decision during the weekend to seek a strike authorization from its membership following the breakdown of its negotiations with the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers has shifted the once-remote possibility of a SAG walkout much closer to reality. While its effect would not be as far-reaching as...
  • Don't Despair Over Drive By Polls (Rush: Obama's Nowhere Near As Electable As The CW Holds Alert)

    09/26/2008 3:16:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 2,108+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 9/26/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Sandy in Chicago. Sandy, glad you waited. You're next on the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you for taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: If you think your head is exploding, Rush, how do you think we feel out here? Last night I thought that McCain had outmaneuvered Obama totally on this, and then when the Democrats started putting out their talking points that McCain is causing nothing but problems, and then, of course, the mainstream media runs with that. I mean they're just going to run with their talking points on this. And...
  • A Christian Farrakhan

    04/28/2008 5:39:07 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies · 161+ views
    TownHall ^ | 4/28/2008 | Rich Lowry
    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has taken Barack Obama's critically acclaimed race speech in Philadelphia, ripped it to bits and tossed it in the air to serve as confetti for his parade through the media... Then cometh the good reverend to step all over the out-of-context defense in a speech at the National Press Club. He defended his "chickens come home to roost" statement about 9/11 in exactly the same terms as in his original sermon: "You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you." He stood by his damnation of America and his...
  • Ex-Homecoming Queen Accused Of Beating Sister With Leg In Trailer Sent To Rehab

    03/21/2008 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Cagey · 91 replies · 1,889+ views
    WTAE TV NEWS ^ | 3-19-2008
    NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- A former Norwin homecoming queen accused of attacking her sister with a prosthetic leg and threatening to burn down a neighbor's trailer was ordered on Wednesday to go to rehab. Donna Sturkie-Anthony showed up for her preliminary hearing before District Judge Douglas Weimer, but the 41-year-old woman's hearing was continued so she can go to Greenbriar Treatment Center. Police said Sturkie-Anthony's sister came to visit her at Lincoln Mobile Home Park on Route 30 in January, and the two started arguing about her alcohol abuse. Then, police said Sturkie-Anthony pulled off her sister's prosthetic leg and...
  • May Day march creates dilemma for Hispanics

    03/13/2008 8:23:18 AM PDT · by AuntB · 41 replies · 1,820+ views
    Globe Gazette ^ | Mar. 8, 2008 | EMILY C. RUIZ, Hispanic Link
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    02/04/2008 10:53:14 AM PST · by abb · 14 replies · 98+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 4, 2008 | Meg James
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