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  • Eric Holder calls on Madison, won’t be calling on Democratic convention

    06/06/2014 11:24:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 6-6-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Sorry Democrats. It appears U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will not make it out to Wisconsin Dells this weekend for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s annual convention. (Of course, Democrats have been down this road before when President Obama sent out a support tweet in lieu of driving up from Chicago to campaign for Milwaukee mayor and candidate for governor Tom Barrett in 2012, just days before Wisconsin’s gubernatorial recall election.) An official with the AG’s office tells Wisconsin Reporter Holder is in Madison on a “routine visit” to meet with John W. Vaudreuil, the U.S. attorney...
  • New Yorker Writer: Obama Ditched Outdoor Stadium Speech Because of Humility!

    09/11/2012 10:16:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The title of John Cassidy's column in the New Yorker is "Rational Irrationality" but after reading the reason he gives for Barack Obama ditching his outdoor stadium speech at the Democrat convention in Charlotte, NC, I think it would be safe to ditch the "Rational" part of the column title. One of the big reasons why Cassidy pretty much comes off as completely irrational was his explanation as to why Team Obama really moved the convention speech from the 75,000 seat outdoor stadium to the much smaller indoor venue. At first Cassity does seem a bit rational in his Six...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-05-12 (What Will the Democrat National Convention Look Like in 60 Years?)

    09/05/2012 3:56:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 5, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    A lot of people have commented that the Democrat National Convention looks like a scene at the Star Wars bar. Well, I got to thinking that if it has turned into such a freak show, imagine what it will look like in 60 years. In fact that is the purpose of this special DUFU edition. Perform a thought experiment on what the Democrat National Convention will look like in in the year 2072. To get an idea of how much the Democrats will change in the future, take a look at this VIDEO of the Democrat National Convention from...
  • Oh my: Boos at convention as Dems reinstate language on God and Jerusalem in platform;

    09/05/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/5/2012 | Allahpundit
    The amazing conclusion to yesterday’s snafu involving the Democratic platform’s language on Israel. After an evening of bad press they decided to reinsert the language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, along with some language about God after people noticed that the phrase “God-given” in the 2008 platform had been dropped in the new one. Simple process, in theory: Have someone from the floor propose adding the new language, then let the delegates approve it via a voice vote. The result? A trainwreck so awful that even Paul Begala didn’t try to spin it. As you’ll see, Villaraigosa’s astonishment...
  • Democrats reinstate "God" and Jerusalem language in party platform

    09/05/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT · by tapatio · 83 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/5/12 | CBS
    - After sharp criticism from Mitt Romney and Republicans, the Democrats have reinstated the language into their party platform that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as the words "God-given" that were removed in this year's platform.
  • A Pastor Sells His Soul to the Party of Obama

    09/03/2012 10:36:19 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 19 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 3, 2012 | JP
    Rev. Derrick Harkins is a hypocrite. He’s the pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., which the Washington Post describes as “theologically conservative.” And he serves on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. But the Baptist preacher also is the National Director of Faith Outreach for the Democratic National Committee, which supports public policies that are an affront to the Almighty. Indeed, today Harkins presides over a meeting of the party’s so-called Faith Caucus at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its task is to devise a strategy to somehow persuade Christian voters that the...
  • RNC’s women spoke of love for family and America the DNC will answer with “The vagina monologues”

    08/31/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | AUGUST 31ST, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Republican National Convention featured strong women reverently proclaiming God has blessed America and our need to follow His grace back to where He wants us to be. The wholesomeness of the real America was highlighted by the many good decent women who rose to speak. We heard women who are governors a former cabinet member and loving wives tell us they understand the threat the current administration is to real America. These Republican women showed America they understand personal matters are to be kept personal; love of country is their open passion. The RNC celebrated real families with strong...
  • DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic ‘Jumah’ Prayers (And You Won‘t Believe Who’s Invited)

    08/28/2012 8:23:18 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08-27-2012 | Erica Ritz
    The host committee for the Democratic National Convention is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with featuring Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though Democrats earlier denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the Friday prayers and Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), said the purpose of the event is to hold political parties accountable for the issues faced by Muslim-Americans. In particular, the event will target the Patriot Act, the...
  • Dems’ dire seat-uation

    08/06/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 6, 2012 | Josh Margolin
    Top aides on President Obama’s re-election team are terrified that there will be scores of empty seats when he makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, party insiders said. Obama, once the biggest draw in politics, won’t likely attract crowds as large as those at the 2008 convention because voters have gone sour on the poor economy, insiders said. “It’s always a concern about making sure there aren’t empty seats, but this is different,” said one Democratic official familiar with the convention plans. “This is a different time than four years ago. It’s a different convention. And the...
  • Massive evangelical church service set to run on the eve of Democratic convention

    08/02/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 31, 2012
    Our take: On Sept. 2, the night before the Democratic convention opens in Charlotte, N.C., a group of more that 40 different evangelical churches and denominations will meet in the 20,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre to pray for the outcome of the 2012 presidential election and the state of America, among other things. Organizers of the meeting have drawn some controversy for their unwavering opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion and they have called on attendees to fast for the 40 days leading up to the meeting.On the night before the Democratic convention in Charlotte, at the tip of America's bible...
  • Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

    07/30/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 37 replies
    Masslive ^ | July 30, 2012 | Robert Rizzuto
    Despite her national popularity among Democrats and an online petition with 1,247 signatures calling for her to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Elizabeth Warren will not be headlining the gathering in Charlotte, N.C. Instead, the Harvard Law professor will speak ahead of former President Bill Clinton who will officially nominate President Barack Obama for a second term in office on Sept. 5 at the Time Warner Cable Arena. “Elizabeth Warren has championed the protection of the middle class throughout her life,” said 2012 Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa in a statement. “At President Obama’s side,...
  • Sen. McCaskill skipping Democratic National Convention

    06/26/2012 1:14:17 PM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 17 replies
    STL Today (STL Post Dispatch Web Site) ^ | 26 JUN 2012 | Kevin McDermott
    BY KEVIN McDERMOTT > kmcdermott@post-dispatch.com > 314-952-9667 stltoday.com | Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:21 pm Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is confirming that she will not attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September. A statement from her office says it's standard practice for her when she's running for election. But one Republican official is calling it "a pathetic attempt to distance herself from Barack Obama." In an emailed statement attributed to an unnamed aide, McCaskill's office said she is declining to attend because she's is running for office herself.
  • Tarheel trainwreck: The coming DNC disaster

    06/24/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    MicelleMalkin.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    There aren’t Greek columns tall or wide enough to camouflage Barack Obama’s impending North Carolina catastrophe. In September, the campaigner-in-chief will travel to Charlotte for his party’s presidential nominating convention. For once, the incurable jetsetter may wish he had stayed home. Obama’s stage managers envision a triumphant, unifying coronation reminiscent of their 2008 DNC production in Denver. But the southern swing state is turning into a Democratic disaster zone. Start with the North Carolina Democratic Party. At the state party convention last week, Obama for America was AWOL. The glaring absence of high-level national Obama surrogates was noted “as odd,”...
  • Some dems hope for catastrophic Hurricane Gustav

    08/28/2008 4:21:58 AM PDT · by Not Wright for America · 13 replies · 124+ views
    Not WRIGHT for America ^ | 8/28/08 | Not WRIGHT for America
    It was disgusting watching the giddiness of some of MSNBC's Democrat National Convention commentator panel at the possibility that Hurricane Gustav will slam New Orleans in catastrophic fashion, kill a lot of people, destroy a lot of property, and remind voters about the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina. As you can see above, the latest National Weather Service track shows a direct hit on New Orleans, late Monday or early Tuesday, and Louisiana has declared an emergency in anticipation of landfall. Rachel Maddow was the worst--she could hardly contain her glea at the approach of the already deadly Gustav....
  • You Say You Want a Revolution: Political worshippers of the new Messiah.

    08/27/2008 9:29:26 PM PDT · by garjog · 20 replies · 344+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2008 | MARK STEYN
    These days, Obama worshippers file two kinds of columns. The first school is well-represented by Ezra Klein, the elderly bobby-soxer of The American Prospect: "Obama's finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don't even really inspire. They elevate. They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence, and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair."
  • Caption this DNC Protester

    08/25/2008 12:07:55 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 67 replies · 179+ views
    SONDRAK.COM ^ | Aug 25, 2008 | Jeff Head
    PROTEST PROTEST BANS AT DNC
  • LGF, PJ Media, Zombie Team Up for Convention Coverage

    08/25/2008 8:07:54 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 6 replies · 409+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 8-24-08 | Charles Johnson
    We have something special planned for the Democratic Convention this coming week! Little Green Footballs and Pajamas Media are joining forces to send the undead creature known only as Zombie to the Convention, for the kind of exclusive, slightly bent coverage only an undead creature can provide. We have a full schedule of newsworthy stuff laid out, but you’ll just have to keep checking LGF because the Recreate 68 moonbats may act up and change our plans. We’ll be staying in touch with Agent Z minute by minute during the circus, through the magic of teh innernut.Zombie’s reports will begin...
  • The Bloviator Joins the Bag of Wind

    08/23/2008 7:52:44 AM PDT · by quintr · 13 replies · 187+ views
    http://www.janereinheimer.com ^ | August 23, 2008 | Jane Reinheimer
    So Joe Biden it is for Obama's vice-presidential pick. Biden, the bloviator, and man of a thousand words. Uhhhh, make that 50,000 words. He's abridged his acceptance speech from his hoped-for presidential acceptance speech of 200,000 words. Uhhhh, that would be one day or evening when I'd definitely want to be anyhere else. 50,000 words comes to 416.6 minutes at the conversation speaking rate of 120 words per minutes. Divide that by 60 and you get 6.94 hours. But then, you have to add in at least a hundred hoped-for standing ovations. That would bring his time at the podium...
  • Judge lets Detroit mayor go to Democrat convention (Superdelegate Kwame Kilpatrick. Good!)

    08/14/2008 10:08:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 138+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/08 | Ed White - ap
    DETROIT – A judge ruled Thursday that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will no longer have to wear an electronic tether ordered as part of his bond in his perjury case and may travel to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, where he is a superdelegate.
  • Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found

    08/12/2008 3:45:58 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 123 replies · 964+ views
    cbs4 Denver ^ | August 12, 2008 | Rick Sallinger
    It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide. Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada. A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man's room on the fourth floor of the Burnsley Hotel at...
  • Hey buddy, can you spare a movie ticket?

    07/17/2008 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 16 replies · 147+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | july 15 | Julie Poppen
    "Hundreds of Denver's homeless could be cooling their heels in a movie theater or museum while the Democratic National Convention is in town next month. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plans to get 500 movie tickets as well as passes to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other cultural facilities for the people it helps. Bus tickets will be provided for events beyond walking distance, said John Parvensky, the non-profit's president."
  • Pro-Life Groups Want Permits to Protest at Democratic Convention

    02/20/2008 4:08:20 PM PST · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 93+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/20/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) -- Pro-life advocates met with Denver officials on Wednesday to secure the permits necessary to protest abortion at this summer's Democratic convention. The Christian Defense Coalition and a pro-life youth group called Survivors said they want permits soon so they can begin planning or they will consider filing a lawsuit against officials. The groups are concerned that Denver authorities have removed 14 downtown city parks from the list of public venues in which groups may peacefully assemble. Thus far, city officials have refused to accept applications from the pro-life groups seeking to conduct peaceful First Amendment activities...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Denver Lagging On DNC Money

    06/01/2007 6:28:47 AM PDT · by Verbosus · 5 replies · 273+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 06/01/2007 | Chuck Plunkett
    The host committee for the Democratic Party's 2008 convention will fall short of the $7.5 million it was required to raise by today, but the national party is cutting local volunteers some slack. Despite pledges from nearly 30 local corporations and individuals and national fundraising trips by Mayor John Hickenlooper and Gov. Bill Ritter, the host committee for the 2008 Democratic National Convention will miss its first financial deadline, the group's president said Thursday.
  • Convention-al wisdom divided on moonbats and hacks (6/2 Mass.Demorat Convention freakshow)

    06/02/2006 7:36:15 AM PDT · by ProCivitas · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/06 | Howie Carr
    Convention-al wisdom divided on moonbats and hacks By Howie Carr Boston Herald Columnist Friday, June 2, 2006 - Updated: 03:18 AM EST Top Ten things overheard at tomorrow’s state Democratic convention in beautiful downtown Worcester: 10. “If I vote for Reilly, can he get my OUI broomed too?” 9. “Trav’s taking me with him to Massport.” 8. “Goin’ anywhere special for Bunker Hill Day?” 7. “I ain’t paid for a meal since Gabrieli got in the fight.” 6. “Why didn’t we go to Springfield - they got more strip joints.” 5. “You mean this isn’t the Michael Moore film festival?”...
  • Eugene McCarthy's age of innocence ended in '68 Chicago

    12/27/2005 7:17:02 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 673+ views
    The first phalanx of police attacked the marchers at 8 p.m. from the corner of Michigan Avenue and Balbo Street, just north of the Conrad Hilton Hotel, swinging their clubs. The young demonstrators ran in all directions -- into the park, across Balbo, up and down Michigan. Some escaped. Some were caught and beaten. From the window of his campaign head-quarters on the 23rd floor of the hotel, Sen. Eugene McCarthy watched, horrified. "It's incredible," he said. "Like a Brueghel." Classic McCarthy. Detached even in his compassion. And what other American politician, then or ever, would think of scenes from...
  • FR Exclusive: Flashback -- Kerry Admits to Boston Globe that he Reenacted Combat Scenes (10/1996)

    08/18/2004 9:15:12 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 53 replies · 2,744+ views
    The Boston Globe Stacks -- 10/6/1996 | 08/19/2004 | Self using excepts from Boston Globe Report by Charles Sennott 10/6/1996
    While running for Senate against Bill Weld in 1996, a lot of the same issues that dog Kerry now were part of the political landscape. To placate some concerns, John Kerry allowed reporter Charles Sennott of the Boston Globe to watch five hours of his homemade video that was taken while he was on the Meekong Delta in Vietnam. The article, which is entited: "The making of the candidates: JOHN FORBES KERRY" was published on page A31 of the Globe on 10/6/1996. In it, Kerry admitted that he had used a video camera while in combat and had reenacted many...
  • Roosting Chickens, and Results from the 2004 Election

    11/03/2004 12:00:02 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 41 replies · 2,966+ views
    2 Nov., 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    It’s time for the chickens to come home to roost. Here are my predictions, word for word, from 30 August, 2004: “It isn’t necessary to wait until the end of the Republican Convention to make this year’s predictions. Bush will have a 5% lead after the convention. That will increase to 10% by November 2, and the Electoral College results will be a landslide for Bush. At the same time, the Republicans will gain two seats in the Senate, and 11 seats in the House. “Outside Washington, Republicans will gain one governorship, 121 seats in the various state legislatures, and...
  • Kerry's Medals Were Deserved, Says Widow of Slain Comrade, Husband was Swift Boat Skipper (Droz)

    08/27/2004 5:03:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies · 1,813+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | Friday, August, 27, 2006 | Jessica Vascellaro
    But Droz, a key witness in the ongoing debate over Kerry's service record, is missing from it, killed in a rocket attack in Vietnam in April 1969 days after Kerry returned home. While Droz cannot defend Kerry, his widow, Judith Droz Keyes, said she feels she must. She said she is confident that her husband would defend both Kerry's record in Vietnam and his antiwar activism. "John Kerry was a good friend, and a loyal friend to my late husband," she said in a telephone interview from her office in San Francisco. "My husband isn't here to speak, and all...
  • The thoughtful and sensitive war of John F. Kerry

    08/06/2004 4:37:52 AM PDT · by ShelleyAa · 9 replies · 488+ views
    The thoughtful and sensitive war of John F. Kerry Recently, Democrat presidential nominee, John F. Kerry told Americans that he would fight the war on terror in a more sensitive and thoughtful way. Are we able to see on the political battlefield, by his campaign words and actions just what he means by thoughtful and sensitive? As John F. Kerry recently praised his Hollywood (Whoopi Goldberg) campaign fundraiser supporters for being what America is all about, one could not miss how thoughtful and sensitive he was. Moreover, as he directed speakers at the Democrat Convention to do as they please...
  • Strategy Memo: The Democratic Convention and Its Effect on the Presidential Race

    08/03/2004 10:37:50 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 24 replies · 1,251+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 3, 2004
    TO:  Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign LeadershipFM:  Matthew Dowd       Chief StrategistRE:  The Democratic convention and its       effect on the presidential race John Kerry becomes the first presidential candidate since 1972 to receive a negative bounce from his convention.  Kerry’s performance in Gallup's post-convention poll is even worse than George McGovern’s in 1972, making it the worst convention bounce in Gallup’s history of presidential campaign polling.  "An examination of Gallup polls in presidential elections since 1976 reveals that a challenger's vice presidential selection and nominating convention can have a dramatic (if often short-lived) effect on the head-to-head poll numbers.  In fact, historical analysis suggests John Kerry should...
  • Backbenchers in Boston: the Unnoticed Democrats

    08/02/2004 4:10:04 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 30 replies · 1,343+ views
    special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 August 2004 | John Armor (CongressmanBillybob)
    Screechingly dull. A monumental waste of time. Am I talking about the Democrat Convention in Boston last week? No. I’m talking about my assignment, which I willingly accepted last week, to listen to each and every speech, no matter how dreadful or how obscure the speaker, at that Convention. I did this to be prepared for a live radio summary at 5:30 every day with my friend, Jerry Agar. (He’s a good guy. He talked me into it. He rides 50,000 watts on WPTF, out of Raleigh, NC, in afternoon drive time. The piece was called the “Fahrenheit Follies of...
  • HE WAS COMPLACENT,ARROGANT,HUMOURLESS.HOW THEY LOVED HIM.

    08/02/2004 8:43:21 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 1,130+ views
    London Telegraph Online ^ | AUG.2, 2004 | MARK STEYN
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2004/08/01/do0102.xml He was complacent, arrogant and humourless. How they loved him By Mark Steyn Aug. 2, 2004 It was interesting to see Ben Affleck emerge as the Hollywood mascot of the Democratic Convention. The week reminded me of Ben's movie Pearl Harbor: wall-to-wall evocative military imagery, a cast of thousands, superb production values, but a huge gaping hole where the star performance was supposed to be. On TV the other night, young Mr Affleck offered a pearl of wisdom to Mr Kerry and his consultants: "You have to enervate the base," the Hollywood heartthrob advised solemnly. If it's enervating the...
  • 4 points? That's all?

    07/31/2004 7:17:55 PM PDT · by Bosco · 59 replies · 2,050+ views
    Drudge ^ | 07/31/2004 | bosco
    Drudge is linking to a MSNBC story about Kerry getting a 4 point bounce in some polls from the Dem convention.4 points is PATHETIC. The Dems are on life support with this campaign - a convention is usually worth a 8 - 10 point bump in the polls, even if it's temporary.
  • Sharpton: "40 acres and a mule" convention comment

    07/30/2004 11:50:13 AM PDT · by ponderit · 46 replies · 2,099+ views
    American History | 7/30/04 | Jacques Ditte
    Just in case anyone missed this one. Sharpton's claim that the freed slaves never got the 40 acres and a mule is correct. But it's actually not the fault of the Republicans. It was President Andrew Johnson (Democrat) who vetoed the bill passed by Congress in 1869. Take that mule all the way to the DNC!
  • Here's what he really said (Howie Carr)

    07/30/2004 5:02:00 AM PDT · by jslade · 53 replies · 3,057+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 30, 2004 | Howie Carr
    Here’s what he really said By Howie Carr Recent Columns by Howie Carr Friday, July 30, 2004 If he really wanted to properly introduce himself to the American people last night, why didn't John Kerry [related, bio] use his trademark line, the one he has employed for so many years around here, whenever anyone calls him on anything? ``Do you know who I am?'' Instead - before the now famous balloon and f-bomb drop on CNN - we got the lame refrain, ``Help is on the way.'' Presumably, good help, which as John and the widow Heinz can tell you,...
  • Reagan's son pushes stem-cell debate to front

    07/27/2004 8:26:51 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 37 replies · 829+ views
    News Journal ^ | July 27, 2004 | Gannett News Service
  • Where Have We Seen This Picture of Bill Clinton Before?

    07/26/2004 9:23:35 PM PDT · by mass55th · 54 replies · 1,151+ views
    N/A | mass55th
    Tonight Bill Clinton spoke to the Kool-aid drinkers in Boston. He struck a famous pose. But wait! Hello??? Holy Crapper Batman!!!Where have we seen this picture before???
  • Put The Speakers In A Cage (Ann Coulter's Spiked Article)

    07/26/2004 12:56:36 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 131 replies · 6,920+ views
    anncoulter.com ^ | July 26. 2004 | Ann Coulter
    USA Today Put The Speakers In A Cage July 26, 2004 Here at the Spawn of Satan convention in Boston, conservatives are deploying a series of covert signals to identify one another, much like gay men do. My allies are the ones wearing crosses or American flags. The people sporting shirts emblazened with the "F-word" are my opponents. Also, as always, the pretty girls and cops are on my side, most of them barely able to conceal their eye-rolling. Democrats are constantly suing and slandering police as violent, fascist racists -- with the exception of Boston's police, who'll be lauded...
  • Vietnam Veterans Conference During Dem Convention (The Truths That Kerry Lied About)

    07/23/2004 6:47:14 PM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 6 replies · 307+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/23/04 | Worldnet
    ALL INVITED: SIMMONS COLLEGE, BOSTON Vietnam vets plan conference to counter Kerry Event to be held during Democrat convention to dispel war 'myths' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 23, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A military-history organization is sponsoring a conference in Boston during the Democratic National Convention it hopes will dispel some of the "myths" anti-war activists, including candidate John Kerry, have spread about the Vietnam War. "Examining the Myths of the Vietnam War" will be held at Simmons College in Boston from Monday to Thursday, corresponding with the Democrats' convention there. Sponsored by the RADIX Foundation, it is...
  • Boston Pickets May Spur Democrats to Boycott Festivities

    07/22/2004 10:12:03 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 1 replies · 230+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2004 | Jonathan Finer and Tim Craig
    BOSTON, July 22 -- Maryland's delegation to the Democratic National Convention is refusing to attend a city-hosted reception here Sunday night, after a Boston police union declared it will go forward with plans to picket 29 state welcome parties, despite an arbitrator's ruling that settled a protracted contract dispute with the city. Officials for the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, which will receive a 14.5 percent raise over the next four years, said they will carry out their protest on behalf of other municipal unions that lack contracts and to show their displeasure with the way their binding agreement came about.
  • Democrats Release Primetime Speakers for 2004 Convention

    07/21/2004 4:19:33 PM PDT · by adam_az · 58 replies · 1,662+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 7/21/2004 | Democratic National Convention Committee
    BOSTON, July 21 PRNewswire -- The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today released a preliminary list of primetime speakers for the 2004 Democratic National Convention, held July 26-29 in Boston. The following speakers -- listed alphabetically by day -- will all address the Convention between 7 pm and 11 pm: Monday, July 26 The Kerry-Edwards Plan for America's Future David Alston, Vietnam Swift Boat Crewmate of John Kerry Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York Al Gore, Former...
  • Radio Free Boston -- RNC Hits the Road For Boston

    07/21/2004 12:52:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 315+ views
    Dem’s Extreme Makeover Call at 10:00 a.m. EDT – Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie and Bush-Cheney Campaign Manager Ken Mehlman are joining forces at 10:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday in a conference call to lay out plans for our coverage of the Dem’s Extreme Makeover in Boston next week, including the full slate of guests available for your show through our Radio Free Boston operation. The call-in number for the event is 1-800-236-9788 and the pass code to join the call is ‘Convention’. And ya, it’s cool to roll tape.RNC Hits the Road For Boston – With the Radio...
  • RUDY TO UPSTAGE KERRY

    07/21/2004 2:56:55 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 1,494+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7-21-04 | DEBORAH ORIN
    July 21, 2004 -- WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani is getting a starring role during next week's Democratic convention — as the lead Republican rebutting John Kerry on the day of his big speech to the nation, sources say. Republican strategists said the former mayor will be in Boston to speak to reporters on the morning of July 29, just hours before Kerry's address accepting the Democratic nomination for president — the speech seen as the convention's key moment.
  • Radio Free Boston -- The Democrats' Extreme Makeover

    07/20/2004 11:44:27 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 715+ views
    The Democrats’ Extreme Makeover – Can John Kerry and John Edwards do anything to shake their extreme liberal record? That’s what they’re trying to do in Boston next week but it’s a big job considering those pesky National Journal ratings that list Kerry as the most liberal member of the Senate in 2003 and Edwards as the 4th most liberal member that year. The Problem With the Democrat Platform – Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie began setting the stage for the RNC’s response to the Dems Extreme Makeover in Boston, telling journalists in a conference call Monday, “John Kerry...
  • Boston Labor Dispute Awaits The Democratic Convention

    07/16/2004 8:57:57 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies · 392+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2004 | Jonathan Finer and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    BOSTON -- When Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) welcomes delegates to the Democratic National Convention here, the chairman of the California delegation plans to stand up and walk out. Art Torres has asked the rest of his state's 541 delegates, alternates and committee members to leave with him as a show of solidarity with Boston police and firefighters, who are locked in a bitter contract dispute with Menino that threatens to disrupt the convention. "I don't know what other message to give to this mayor that workers who protect our lives deserve a contract," Torres said. A week before 35,000...
  • Vietnam Veterans Conference in Boston During Dem Convention (Y'All Come Now!)

    07/16/2004 5:08:43 PM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 22 replies · 966+ views
    Radic ^ | 7/16/04 | Vietnam veterans
    Was Kerry Correct About Vietnam? Are There Lessons for Iraq? Conference of Vietnam Veterans and Scholars to Reexamine Realities of War and Expose Common Myths at Boston's Simmons College, July 25-29 . An independent group of Vietnam veterans and scholars will hold a conference in Boston at the time of the Democratic Convention to expose "myths" of the Vietnam War and help educate the public about what really happened and why. They will note that subsequent events have disproved most of the arguments used against the war, discuss the harm done by Kerry's allegations most Vietnam veterans were "war criminals"...
  • Civil liberty activists rail against MBTA searches (Security at Democrat Convention)

    07/10/2004 2:49:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 543+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/9/04 | Eric Convey
    Protesters paraded before the MBTA board yesterday to slam a new security policy that critics say will erode the civil rights of mass transit riders. Anyone who expects Denise Jackson to consent to a search just to ride the subway is ``totally delusional,'' the activist said. ``That is not going to happen.'' An advocate for Arab-Americans said no search policy is truly random because Muslims and other natives of Middle Eastern countries will be the target of extra scrutiny. But MBTA officials argue the searches are necessary because of the threat of terrorism. Beginning before the Democratic National Convention, MBTA...
  • Bill and Teddy Will Be Heavyweight Opening Acts for Kerry

    06/26/2004 10:39:36 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 61 replies · 395+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/27/04 | Maria L. La Ganga
    Bill and Teddy Will Be Heavyweight Opening Acts for Kerry - Hollywood contingency will be strong at Democratic Convention By Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writer BOSTON — Former President Clinton will get the coveted primetime speaking slot on opening day of the Democratic convention here, while hometown favorite Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will speak during primetime on Day 2. Ben Affleck, Sean Astin, Larry David and two Baldwin brothers, Billy and Alec, are set to headline a sizeable Hollywood cast that also will be on hand, helping John F. Kerry accept his party's nomination for president next month....
  • RICHARDSON: A BOSTON VIP

    06/25/2004 5:06:12 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 7 replies · 250+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 25, 2004 | Michael Coleman
    BOSTON, Mass.— When Bill Richardson and his entourage move through Boston— the site of next month's Democratic National Convention— people notice. On Wednesday, Richardson, chairman of the convention, arrived for a quick visit to prepare for next month's event. The city's notorious rush-hour traffic jams relented, if only for a moment, to make way for the New Mexico governor's Massachusetts state police-powered motorcade. And when Richardson, a former minor league baseball pitcher, arrived at historic Fenway Park for a sold-out Red Sox game, team officials hustled him through the players' entrance to a second-row seat on the first baseline, where...