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  • Dobbs Blames 'Moronic' Salmonella Response on President Bush and 'His FDA'

    06/17/2008 10:06:20 AM PDT · by Saint X · 45 replies · 154+ views ^ | June 17, 2008 | Kelly Brown
    Searching high and low for someone to blame for contaminated tomatoes, CNN’s Lou Dobbs tried: imported produce; a “moronic” Food and Drug Administration; and finally, President George W. Bush. In the June 16 edition of “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Dobbs slammed the FDA and the president for not controlling the salmonella outbreak. After claiming that the FDA is “led by complete moronic, unengaged incompetents” and calling them “idiots,” Dobbs proceeded to link the spread of salmonella to Bush. “As for this administration, were a responsible president at the helm of this country, I would wonder why he is not taking action,...
  • Ann Coulter on CNBC Show: Jews Need 'Perfecting'

    10/11/2007 1:23:10 PM PDT · by america4vr · 288 replies · 5,730+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | October 11, 2007 | Staff
    NEW YORK Appearing on Donny Deutsch's CNBC show, "The Big Idea," on Monday night, columnist/author Ann Coulter suggested that the U.S. would be a better place if there weren't any Jewish people and that they needed to "perfect" themselves into -- Christians. It led Deutsch to suggest that surely she couldn't mean that, and when she insisted she did, he said this sounded "anti-Semitic." Asked by Deutsch whether she wanted to be like "the head of Iran" and "wipe Israel off the Earth," Coulter stated: "No, we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. ... That's what Christianity...
  • Tired Barack Obama Resorts To Aggression

    04/26/2008 6:31:54 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 143+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-27-2008 | Tim Shipman
    Tired Barack Obama resorts to aggression By Tim Shipman in Kokomo, Indiana Last Updated: 2:00am BST 27/04/2008 He seems tired, brittle and more aggressive, and some of his appealing hope and charisma have been dispensed with. Five days after losing to Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania primary, Barack Obama has taken off the gloves in his battle to win the American presidency - and in so doing has left critics wondering whether he is not just another conventional politician grubbing for votes. After his loss in Pennsylvania, Obama strengthens his attack In Indiana on Friday, scene of his next showdown...
  • Hear the Six Best Minutes of Tim Robbins' Controversial NAB Speech

    04/17/2008 12:19:48 AM PDT · by dr_lew · 31 replies · 117+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | April 16, 2008 | Hoag Levins
    NEW YORK ( -- Even as he came on stage to give the keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, it was obvious that Tim Robbins' remarks had caused controversy backstage. The Academy Award-winning actor and critically acclaimed screenwriter, director and producer first indicated to the audience that he would not be giving his speech. Then, floor agents of the NAB organizers ordered journalists' video cameras turned off. An NAB spokesman later said Mr. Robbins contract had a "no filming" clause. Ultimately, Mr. Robbins changed his mind and started talking. Listen to the six best...
  • Obama lectures us on race, gender and equality. Obama's speech text

    03/18/2008 7:30:10 AM PDT · by Nutmeg08 · 316 replies · 7,980+ views
    Drudge ^ | 3/18/2008 | Senator Obama
    "A More Perfect Union" Remarks of Senator Barack Obama Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10:17:53 ET “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. The document they produced was...
  • Reid: Big Oil Rakes In Record Profits As Americans Pay Record Prices At The Pump

    02/01/2008 5:06:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 111+ views
    February 1, 2008 Reid: Big Oil Rakes In Record Profits As Americans Pay Record Prices At The Pump Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the release of annual profits from ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, ChevronTexaco and ConocoPhillips: “While middle-class Americans’ wages decrease and their costs increase on everything from filling up their cars to heating their homes, today we learn that Big Oil raked in record profits of nearly $119 billion last year. Americans are paying more than $3 a gallon at the pump – over a third more than we were paying...
  • Gore to U.S., China: Fix climate or else

    12/10/2007 7:53:14 AM PST · by wbill · 115 replies · 133+ views ^ | 12/10/07 | AP
    OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Al Gore received his Nobel Peace Prize on Monday and urged the United States and China to make the boldest moves on climate change or "stand accountable before history for their failure to act." In accepting the prize he shared with the U.N. climate panel, the former vice president said humanity risks sliding down a path of "mutually assured destruction."
  • Hillary – a dangerous demagogue

    11/22/2007 8:07:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 270+ views
    wnd ^ | November 14, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    I knew Hillary Rodham Clinton pretty well, before I read Kathleen Willey's new book, "Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton."  Yet, I emerge from this experience with far more dread of a second Clinton administration than I thought was possible for me.  Like Willey, I have the bruises to show for the experience of eight years dealing with these dangerous demagogues, these Svengalis of American politics, this corrupt-to-the-core scam couple. What I expected from "Target" was an expanded articulation of the sexual assault the former White House staffer suffered at the hands of the philanderer-in-chief. I...
  • Edwards to Join Striking Writers

    11/16/2007 5:02:04 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 18 replies · 42+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 11/15/07 | Paige Albiniak
    Senator John Edwards will be the first presidential candidate to picket personally with Hollywood’s striking writers, according to the Writers Guild of America on Thursday evening. Edwards will join picketers at NBC Entertainment’s headquarters at 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, Calif., on Friday. Edwards first issued a statement of solidarity with the writers on Nov. 6. "The striking Writers Guild [of America] members are fighting an important battle to protect their creative rights. These writers deserve to be compensated fairly for their work, and I commend their courage in standing up to big media conglomerates," Edwards said in a statement,...
  • Barack Obama is JFK heir, says Kennedy aide

    10/12/2007 4:55:24 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 15 replies · 548+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 12, 2007 | Toby Harndon
    John F Kennedy's closest living aide has anointed Barack Obama as the heir to the assassinated president's legacy and predicted that Hillary Clinton would lose an election to a Republican. Ted Sorensen, 79, Mr Kennedy's chief speechwriter, drew parallels between today and 1960 when another youthful senator espousing hope and change was written off by the Establishment. Barack Obama greets supporters in Largo, Maryland. Mr Sorensen says his mannerisms echo those of John F Kennedy in 1960 He told The Daily Telegraph: "Both Kennedy and Obama have fantastically winning smiles and I might say both are very relaxed in front...
  • Tancredo slams Bush over immigration

    09/25/2007 3:38:37 PM PDT · by yorkie · 14 replies · 93+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 9/25/07 | Kevin Landrigan
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo, of Colorado, said President Bush's failure to enforce existing immigration laws is "despicable" and leading to a domestic crisis. If elected, Tancredo, 61, said he'd ask Congress to require the withdrawal of Social Security taxes from all employee wages to make it easier for the federal government to track and deport illegal aliens. "If we don't like our immigration laws, if we think they are wrong, repeal them. If we don't think they are wrong, enforce them," Tancredo said during an interview with The Telegraph editorial board at Nashua High School South. "Don't keep...

    09/25/2007 12:26:25 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 55 replies · 61+ views
    Team Tancredo/email ^ | 9/25/07 | Tom Tancredo
    THE UGLY TRUTHS THAT NO ONE…..ESPECIALLY MY OPPONENTS ….WANT TO TALK ABOUT! Dear Sittin, I just returned yesterday from a great three-day campaign swing through New Hampshire. Thanks, as always, for helping make our campaign possible! Here’s what really struck me on this trip: how much my audiences appreciated it when I spoke to them about some ugly truths that no other candidate, in either party, is willing to address. Some of these ugly truths? For starters, the fact that we as Americans are rapidly losing our national identity, our national culture and our linguistic unity! You and I know...
  • Amnesty Amnesia: MITT ROMNEY

    09/10/2007 11:37:14 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 45 replies · 665+ views
    Team Tancredo ^ | Tom Tancredo
    Fact #1. Governor Romney opposes deporting illegal immigrants. (San-Francisco Chronicle 3/17/07) Fact #2. Governor Romney supports a legal path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. (Lowell Sun 3/30/06) Fact #3. Governor Romney called the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill "a reasonable proposal". (Associated Press 3/26/06) Governor Romney is suffering from what is called "amnesty amnesia". It is a contagious ailment spreading rapidly through the ranks of the Republican presidential candidates. Watch Romney admit his amnesty agenda: YouTube: Romney Supports Amnesty
  • "Amnesty Amnesia" Claims Another Victim: MIKE HUCKABEE

    09/09/2007 4:05:17 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 48 replies · 1,681+ views
    Team Tancredo ^ | Tom Tancredo
    In a press release issued, former Governor Mike Huckabee took issue with the Tancredo campaign's characterization of him as a pro-amnesty politician. Unfortunately for the Governor, the facts support the label. Fact #1. As Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee denounced an immigration bill (Arkansas Senate Bill 206) that "would have required proof of citizenship to register to vote and would have required state agencies to report suspected cases of people living in the country illegally." (Doug Thompson, "Immigration Bill un-christian..governor says"Arkansas News Bureau 1/28/05) Fact #2. As Governor, Mike Huckabee offered a proposal to give state funded scholarships and state...
  • Congressman calls for removal of Laredo Border Patrol chief

    08/24/2007 4:24:31 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 59 replies · 1,620+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 24, 2007 | MICHELLE ROBERTS
    SAN ANTONIO — A congressman who has been an outspoken critic of illegal immigration called for the removal Friday of the Border Patrol's chief in Laredo, saying his recent comments about the role of the agency make him unfit for the job. Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Republican and long-shot presidential candidate, said Carlos X. Carrillo's remarks in a town hall meeting were "diametrically opposed" to the Border Patrol's mission. Carrillo spoke Aug. 15 in Laredo, a border community intimately connected by commerce and family with Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. At the meeting, Carrillo said, "The Border Patrol's job is not...
  • Tancredo Calls Immigration Policy a Factor in Slayings

    08/22/2007 9:05:44 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 33 replies · 711+ views ^ | Aug. 21, '07 | Peter J. Sampson
    Rep. Tom Tandredo on Monday accused city officials of complicity in the execution-style slayings of three college students by failing to report the prior arrests of two suspects to immigration authorities. Speaking on the steps of City Hall, Tancredo said he believes that Newark and other cities that protect illegal aliens through sanctuary policies could be subject to criminal charges for aiding and abetting."Not only are sanctuary cities a moral outrage that restricts the flow of information to and from ICE, they are illegal - violating the plain language of 8 USC 1373." Also, Tancredo said, "Mayor Booker and Gov....
  • Tancredo blames killings on lax policies (urges families to sue)

    08/20/2007 3:27:45 PM PDT · by radar101 · 86 replies · 1,641+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/20/2007 | Angela Delli Santi
    Newark, N.J. — Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo is urging the families of three young murder victims to consider suing the city of Newark for negligence, saying its lax immigration policy is at least partially to blame for the execution-style slayings. The conservative Republican congressman from Colorado brought his immigration-themed campaign to the steps of Newark City Hall today, where he denounced the city's policy of not involving itself in immigration matters. "I am encouraging the families of the victims to pursue the option of a lawsuit, in light of this culpability," Tancredo said, criticizing Newark's status as a so-called "sanctuary...
  • Al Sharpton: Black Voters Should Punish GOP

    07/26/2007 4:25:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,498+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 26, 2007
    Civil rights leader Al Sharpton said Thursday black voters should punish Republicans who fail to show for presidential candidates' forums hosted by the National Urban League and the NAACP. "We can only assume you weren't courting us," Sharpton said. "Republicans have to lay out their policies and court the African-American vote. We need to have our interests debated in the market place." Sharpton noted there won't be another NAACP or Urban League conference before the presidential primaries. "When I was in high school, I may not have gone to the prom with the girl I wanted, but with the girl...
  • Pelosi: ‘Working Women and Their Families Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work’

    04/24/2007 10:57:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 2,279+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 04/24/2007 Pelosi: ‘Working Women and Their Families Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work’ Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this morning at an Education and Labor Committee hearing on equal pay: “I want to thank the Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller for convening this critical hearing today on Strengthening the Middle Class: Ensuring Equal Pay for Women. “I also want to recognize the leadership of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, a champion for equal pay in the Congress, who for 10 years has been introducing the Paycheck...
  • Tancredo: Abolish Race-Based Caucuses

    01/27/2007 5:20:36 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 30 replies · 749+ views ^ | Jan.25, '07 | Laurie Kellman, AP
    White House hopeful Tom Tancredo said Thursday the existence of the Congressional Black Caucus and other race-based groups of lawmakers amounts to segregation and should be abolished. The request comes in the wake of reports that Rep. Stephen Cohen, D-Tenn., was refused admission to the caucus because he is white. All 43 members of caucus are black.
  • CNN Suggests Tancredo's Call for End to Race-Based Caucuses Makes Him . . . Racist

    01/26/2007 5:58:27 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 120 replies · 2,136+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the topsy-turvy world of CNN, Tom Tancredo's call to end racially-exclusive congressional caucuses might make him a . . . racist. A racist taking a page from Strom Thurmond's segregationist playbook, to boot. As reported here, in the wake of a Dem congressman who represents a 60% black district being excluded from the congressional Black Caucus because he's white, Tancredo today said: "It is utterly hypocritical for Congress to extol the virtues of a colorblind society while officially sanctioning caucuses that are based solely on race . . . If we are serious about achieving the goal of...
  • Why are Our Imaginations Retreating from Science and Space, and into Fantasy?

    09/08/2003 10:49:45 AM PDT · by anymouse · 183 replies · 1,624+ views
    The Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | Monday, September 8, 2003 | SPIDER ROBINSON
    I've recently returned from Torcon 3, the 61st World Science Fiction Convention, held at the end of August in Toronto. I left it deeply concerned for the future -- not merely of my chosen genre or my chosen country, but my species. I served this Worldcon as its toastmaster, and presiding over our annual Hugo Awards ceremony required me to make a speech. This being the 50th year that Hugos have been given for excellence in SF, I devoted my remarks to the present depressing state of the field. Three short steps into the New Millennium, written SF is paradoxically...
  • The Great Prevaricator

    09/30/2006 3:03:14 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 30 replies · 1,219+ views ^ |
    Each of you has undoubtedly seen the clips of Bill Clinton bushwhacking Chris Wallace in a Fox News interview last Sunday. Claiming that his interlocutor was doing “the bidding of the right wing,” Clinton lectured Wallace with the same finger-wagging intensity he unleashed on the American people back in 1998. Clinton’s now-famous Lewinsky lie makes for an instructive comparison because it reminds us that this man, this former U.S. president, is a peerless prevaricator. “Clinton’s an unusually good liar,” said former Democrat Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Bob Kerrey. “Unusually good.” Indeed. Even the New York Times once lamented...
  • Sen. Clinton Calls for Global Plan for Poor Women

    09/22/2006 5:21:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies · 1,338+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 22, 2006 | PATRICK HEALY
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton made a star turn this morning at former President Bill Clinton’s conference on global challenges, calling for a concerted attack on the “feminization of poverty” by destroying cultural, political, and economic barriers that trap women and children in desperate conditions. Before a standing-room-only audience in a ballroom of the Sheraton hotel in midtown Manhattan, Mrs. Clinton gave opening remarks at the conference session “Women and the Power of Economic Opportunity” then moderated a panel that included President Bush’s former secretary of agriculture and three leaders in the development and anti-poverty fields. “Far too many women are...
  • Latest Attack From Dixie Chicks' Lead Singer Hits Home

    09/20/2006 6:20:36 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 290 replies · 8,199+ views ^ | Sept 20, 2006 | Staff
    [snip] The lead singer spoke to the Vancouver Sun recently, saying, "but if you live in Lubbock, Texas, where I'm from -- you just have one paper and one radio station and unless you're savvy on the Internet, that's it for you. If Bush said get a gun and kill an Arab, they would do that." It's a comment that isn't sitting well with some Lubbockites.

    09/20/2006 8:38:35 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 407 replies · 17,606+ views
    DRUDGE ^ | 9/20/06
    'THE DEVIL CAME TO THE UN YESTERDAY... Bush, I have the feeling you are going to live the rest of your days as a nightmare... We need a psychologist to analyze Bush... YANKEE IMPERIALISTS GO HOME'...
  • [Congresscritter CA(D) George] Miller describes a bleak U.S.

    08/01/2006 12:55:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 645+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/1/6 | Tom Lochner
    PINOLE: Congressman appears as part of roadshow to promote the Democrats' six main points - Rep. George Miller described a wobbly American democracy, an Army close to the breaking point, an exploding Middle East and a world in the grip of global warming during a town hall meeting in Pinole on Monday night. The Martinez Democrat blamed the bleak state of affairs largely on President Bush as a capacity audience in the Pinole council chamber frequently voiced agreement.Appearing as part of a nationwide roadshow by Democrats to promote their "New Direction for America," Miller ran through the program's main points...
  • Bolivia says workshop front for US spies (Morales Alert)

    06/23/2006 9:54:33 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 7 replies · 512+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri Jun 23, 2006 | Frank Bajak
    LA PAZ, Bolivia - Students attending a conflict resolution course in this politically tumultuous Andean nation got some unexpected extracurricular experience when Bolivia's leftist government accused the program's sponsor of being a front for U.S. spies.
  • Roy Moore, The Imperial Congress And The Rule Of Law

    06/01/2006 5:44:48 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 80 replies · 1,189+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | June 1, 2006 | Christopher G. Adamo
    When Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore defied an order from Federal Judge Myron Thompson in 2003, and refused to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building, he was summarily expelled from office under the pretense that America is a nation of laws, not of men. Moore contended that those laws could not define or promote a healthy and free society if they were established or enforced as the result of arbitrary whims of those in power. Thus, he asserted that moral and ethical absolutes, as codified in the Ten Commandments, have...
  • Where's the Thanks in Their Message?

    04/18/2006 7:24:06 AM PDT · by Baconian · 5 replies · 374+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 17, 2006 | Mychal Massie
    Where's the Thanks in Their Message? by Mychal Massie It is commonplace to hear people make claims of being "persons of faith" – persons who believe in a "higher being or power." Maybe they are, maybe they aren't – only "One" knows their hearts. But it is not unfair to question same, based on what we see per how they live their lives and communicate with others. In Ephesians 5:20, Paul wrote: "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ ..." The question that logically begs answering is: When...

    04/12/2006 4:54:16 AM PDT · by Mia T · 44 replies · 6,234+ views
    hillary clinton, Sean Hannity | 4.12.06 | Mia T
      HILLARY CLINTON WILL VOTE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BEFORE SHE VOTES AGAINST THEM HEAR HER NOW by Mia T, 04.12.06     "I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants. Certainly we've gotta do more at our borders and people have to stop employing illegal immigrants." HEAR hillary clinton pander to the opponents of illegal 'immigration'   "The faces of the people who care for our children and our elderly. The faces of the people who do the hard work of contruction and landscaping. The faces of people who wait on us in restaurants and clean up after us...
  • BILLY + CYNTHIA McKINNEY vs. BILL + HILLARY CLINTON: a distinction without a difference

    04/07/2006 10:29:06 PM PDT · by Mia T · 33 replies · 3,494+ views
    4.08.06 | Mia T
    BILLY + CYNTHIA McKINNEY vs. BILL + HILLARY CLINTON: a distinction without a difference by Mia T, 04.08.06 Let's review, then, what we know about the McKinneys: When black people disagree with Billy McKinney, they're "Uncle Toms." Let's review, then, what we know about the clintons: When black people disagree with bill and hillary clinton, they're "goddamn ni--ers." When Cynthia McKinney disagrees with U.S. foreign policy, she gets up and starts ranting about how the president is leading us to the "slaughterhouse." When hillary clinton disagrees with U.S. foreign policy, she gets up and starts waxing poetic about the corrupt,...
  • LOST CAUSE FOR HILLARY: right demographic, wrong issue

    03/31/2006 9:00:39 PM PST · by Mia T · 32 replies · 1,005+ views
      LOST CAUSE FOR HILLARY:RIGHT DEMOGRAPHIC, WRONG ISSUE by Mia T, 03.31.06 Mrs. Clinton, however, has positioned herself way ahead of her party and any of her putative 2008 Presidential rivals by championing initiatives that appeal to middle-class, white-ethnic, suburban Catholic voters, especially married women (another group that swung heavily to the G.O.P. in 2004). Clinton Makes a Pitch For Catholic Voters New York Observer ^ | March 27, 2006 | E.J. Kessler     ight demographic, wrong issue.1 It's not "moral values." It's the terrorism, stupid. And given the clintons' willful utter failure to confront terrorism, there is...
  • Chavez blasts Bush as "donkey" and "drunkard"

    03/19/2006 2:45:29 PM PST · by Crackingham · 55 replies · 1,181+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/19/6
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday lobbed a litany of insults at U.S. President George W. Bush ranging from "donkey" to "drunkard" in response to a White House report branding the left-wing leader a demagogue. Chavez is one of Bush's fiercest critics and has repeatedly accused the U.S. government of seeking to oust him from the presidency of Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter and a supplier of around 15 percent of U.S. crude imports. "You are a donkey, Mr. Bush," said Chavez, speaking in English on his weekly Sunday broadcast. "You're an alcoholic Mr. Danger, or rather, you're...
  • THREE WOMEN AND A FUNERAL: how the clintons are handling the hillary dud factor-part 3

    03/19/2006 3:19:02 AM PST · by Mia T · 65 replies · 4,508+ views
    C-SPAN, | 03.19.06 | Mia T
    THREE WOMEN AND A FUNERAL:HOW THE CLINTONS ARE HANDLING THE HILLARY DUD FACTOR 3   by Mia T, 03.18.06   er head bobbed nonstop in servile compliance.... Her gaze was fawning, fixed on him.... Her mouth was frozen shut, corners upturned a carefully calibrated nine degrees above the horizontal.... Not a smile.... (Never a smile).... Just enough of an upturn to hide the always-present anger. His sock puppet was on display.... Finally.... He spoke for both of them, alternating between oily racist and reliable misogynist. Instead of striking out as her own person in this friendly venue--it was the...
  • Preschool reform measure won't close learning gap for poor

    02/26/2006 10:55:31 AM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 27 replies · 538+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | February 26, 2006 | Bruce Fuller
    Posted on Sun, Feb. 26, 2006 Preschool reform measure won't close learning gap for poorBy Bruce Fuller Like every would-be savior in the annals of school reform, Reiner promises miraculous results from his plan to spend $23 billion in the coming decade for preschool. Just over 64 percent of California's half-million 4-year-olds already attend a preschool center... Reiner's ``universal'' program would boost the enrollment rate only to 70 just 6 percent, or 32,000 4-year-olds statewide, at a cost of $2.3 billion a year.We are learning empirically that gains experienced by poor children who attend preschool fade by third...
  • HILLARY'S GAMES -- Moralism From America's Outstanding Immoralist

    03/31/2005 7:13:59 AM PST · by Apolitical · 12 replies · 588+ views
    TAE ^ | By Marni Soupcoff
    does Senator Clinton equate cultural insensitivity with murder? You never can tell with some of these liberals. Not that Clinton would like to be considered a liberal anymore. She is clearly attempting to dump that persona in preparation for a Presidential run in 2008. Hence the sudden interest in video games and their pernicious influence on morality. But apparently politically correct habits die hard, leaving even an attack on assaulting the delicate sensibilities of children--a classic social conservative move--sounding more like a public service announcement against racism and sexism. ("Billy, have you been out murdering minority sex trade workers again?...
  • Border War

    03/19/2005 5:32:40 AM PST · by billorites · 50 replies · 3,370+ views
    The New Republic ^ | March 17, 2005 | Michael Crowley
    For most Washington Republicans, a berating from Karl Rove is the stuff of nightmares. For Tom Tancredo, it was the best thing that ever happened to him. One morning in April 2002, the representative from Colorado was driving to work when his cell phone rang. It was Rove calling from the White House. The president's fabled strategist had just finished reading a Washington Times article in which Tancredo, whose political obsession is to limit both legal and illegal immigration into this country, had warned the Bush administration to treat border control more seriously. As usual, Tancredo had delivered his point...
  • Harvey's teaching certificate suspended

    02/22/2005 7:44:22 AM PST · by The Great Yazoo · 22 replies · 913+ views
    Naples (Florida) Daily News ^ | February 22, 2005 | RAY PARKER,
    Harvey's teaching certificate suspended By RAY PARKER, February 22, 2005 Ian Harvey's Florida teaching certificate, No. 653427, has been suspended for a year. The former Lely High English and media teacher has maintained he's a scapegoat, a lone voice for peace in a wilderness of warmongers. But the Florida Education Practices Commission met earlier this month, and in the settlement, Harvey signed off on the suspension. Commissioner of Education Jim Horne cited Harvey in violating nine teaching standards, including failing to take reasonable precautions to distinguish between his personal views and those of the school system in his classroom....
  • <YAWN> THE MAN FROM HOPE: been there, done that (REPLUMBED IN PHILLY)

    10/26/2004 6:11:23 AM PDT · by Mia T · 6 replies · 503+ views
    WSJ, Boston Herald | 10.26.04 | Mia T
    <YAWN> THE MAN FROM HOPE: been there, done that(REPLUMBED IN PHILLY)   Clinton applies shine to Kerry sneakerBy Boston Herald editorial staffTuesday, October 26, 2004 `Tis the season for surrogates, and yesterday the Kerry campaign rolled out the best it's got in Bill Clinton. Voters will see Republican stars Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwarzenegger stumping for President Bush [related, bio] this week, too.      So, who's got the edge in the surrogate wars? Bush, hands down. And it has more to do with what's being said than who's saying it.      Giuliani and Schwarzenegger are appealing to voters for support based...
  • JOHN'S THE ONE WHO'LL DRAFT YOU-lyrics by doug from upland, movie by Mia T

    10/20/2004 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Mia T · 12 replies · 2,180+ views
    10.20.04 | doug from upland, Mia T
  • Looking for the following Edwards audio or video (Reeves/stem-cell demagoguery)

    10/12/2004 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Mia T · 4 replies · 402+ views
    10.13.04 | Mia T
    Looking for the following Edwards audio or video: 'We will stop juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other debilitating diseases... When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.' John Edwards Newton High School gym Newton, Iowa...   THE MAN FROM HOPE: been there, done that (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE)special thanx to moola man for the movie  COPYRIGHT MIA T 2004
  • Pasadena teacher who assigned politically charged letter writing to resign

    08/23/2003 3:25:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 354+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 23, 2003 | JANETTE RODRIGUES
    A Pasadena teacher, who instructed her students last spring to write highly charged letters to state legislators about proposed education budget cuts, has been assigned to a desk job and will resign at the end of the semester, school officials said Friday. Vicki Williams, 50, a fifth-grade teacher at Mae Smyth Elementary, faced termination after district officials learned earlier this year about the letters, but the district and Williams' lawyers reached a settlement Wednesday that will allow her to stay until the winter break. The Pasadena Independent School District board is expected to vote on whether to accept the agreement...
  • A Conspiracy So Vast

    07/07/2003 2:57:25 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 67 replies · 454+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | 7/7/2003 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    You can read all about McCarthy's downfall, and the alleged dupes and traitors responsible for it, in "Treason," a new book by Ann Coulter, the Maureen Dowd of the conservatives. It derides McCarthy's critics and brands the notion of McCarthyism itself as a myth and "the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times." She also thanks her publisher for his bravery--a suggestion that it took courage to publish this work. Here we are, only up to the acknowledgments page, and already enjoying a laugh. True, at one point a book representing the Democrats as the party of treason, and Sen. McCarthy...
  • "The Martyrs Improve the Land with Their Blood"

    06/04/2003 12:09:59 PM PDT · by walford · 13 replies · 170+ views
    Middle East Media Research Institute ^ | June 03, 2003 | Yasser Arafat
    "In the cities of Palestine, in its refugee camps, in its settlements and villages, its plains, its mountains, its groves of trees, and its coasts, over 70,000 martyrs and wounded have fallen defending the homeland's freedom and independence and the places holy to Islam and Christianity. They have blessing and glory. They are among the martyrs and the saints, who are the best friends [of the martyrs] who improve [the land] with their blood for the sake of independence and freedom and the establishment of the independent State of Palestine whose capital is Jerusalem, if Allah wills it, they will...
  • GOP and racists? Thick as thieves (Mega Barf alert)

    12/15/2002 8:56:59 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 27 replies · 346+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | December 15, 2002 | Cynthia Tucker
    The spectacle of conservatives scurrying to denounce Trent Lott has provided comic relief in a Capitol otherwise obsessed with a dubious war. But it's hard to take Lott's GOP critics seriously. After all, he is not the only reactionary in their ranks. The simple fact is that the modern Republican Party has built a Southern power base by accommodating racists. Lott may become a sacrificial goat --- forced to give up his assumed position as the next Senate majority leader --- but that won't change the dirty little secret that fuels the GOP's Southern juggernaut: Whenever it is politically expedient,...
  • Michael Moore Flasback

    09/27/2002 12:23:21 PM PDT · by Craigmac · 19 replies · 1,087+ views
    Frontpagemag ^ | March 15, 2002 | David Harsanyi
    Michael Moore: Stupid white man By David Harsanyi | March 15, 2002 MICHAEL MOORE ISN’T YOUR AVERAGE MILLIONAIRE CELEBRITY. His oafish, disheveled appearance is both physically and intellectually disengaging, so much so that you might not take him very seriously. You should. Ostensibly, Moore exposes the hypocrisy and misconduct of establishment figures through his films, TV shows and books. In reality, Moore, whose political stance is uncommonly demented, obtuse and juvenile, uses kamikaze journalism to further a clear and precarious agenda. To distinguish himself from the flock of privileged leftist gadflies that litter the progressive causes, Moore likes to...