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  • New dark age on our streets: Up to 75% of councils are dimming the lights to save money

    11/10/2010 7:19:06 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th November 2010 | Laura Caroe and David Derbyshire
    Town halls are plunging our streets into darkness as they try to cut energy bills, damning research reveals. Up to three-quarters of councils are planning to turn off street lamps or dim the lights in an attempt to save money and meet climate change targets, a poll has found. But police fear that darkened streets will act as a haven for burglars, muggers and vandals – and motoring experts warn that there may be more accidents on the roads. Evoking memories of 1970s-style blackouts, the poll found that 43 per cent of town hall bosses are already committed to switching...
  • email from VA Dem Chairman: STOP THE TEA PARTY

    09/28/2010 6:17:58 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 27 replies
    Dear xxxxx, The Tea Party. It seems like its all people are talking about these days. Just the week before last, Governor Bob McDonnell announced he would be speaking at their Virginia convention. And then on Tuesday, the Washington Post says that the Tea Party is picking up steam nationwide. Here in Virginia, the republican Tea Party is set on destroying all the progress that President Obama and our great Democrats in Congress have made. Help us fight back. Contribute today to our GOTV efforts. We are less than 6 weeks away from Election Day. Local Virginia organizers and volunteers...
  • Feingold is only Dem. against finance reform bill

    07/11/2010 4:35:30 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | 7-11-10 | ap
    <p>MILWAUKEE—When the U.S. Senate votes in the next few days on the controversial financial reforms backed by President Barack Obama, Wisconsin's Sen. Russ Feingold is expected to be the only Democrat voting against it.</p>
  • Obama the Lightworker

    06/29/2010 11:59:55 PM PDT · by highlander_UW · 21 replies
    Vanity | 6/29/10 | Highlander_UW
    I'm tossing out this thought for someone with more graphic arts skills than I. As the presidential election approached there were numerous leftists proclaiming Obama as a "Lightworker". It occurs to me, a good slogan would be... "Obama the Lightworker turned out to be a dim bulb."
  • Mpls. City Council candidate admits to lying

    03/06/2009 10:58:26 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies · 831+ views
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS ^ | 3-6-09 | wobbly bob
    A political candidate who bowed out of the Minneapolis City Council race is being called a fraud and some people are even calling for a criminal investigation. In an exclusive interview with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, the 23-year-old former candidate for Minneapolis City Council admits he lied to campaign donors, volunteers and supporters. Charles Carlson burst onto the political scene in December. The University of Minnesota grad student with a British accent announced his campaign for Minneapolis City Council.
  • Kerry Statement on Libby Guilty Verdict

    03/06/2007 11:17:05 AM PST · by KJC1 · 84 replies · 2,474+ views
    johnkerry.com ^ | 03-06-2007 | John Kerry
    March 6, 2007 Kerry Statement on Libby Guilty Verdict WASHINGTON DC – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) today offered the following statement on the CIA Leak case, which reached a verdict in Washington today. “This verdict brings accountability at last for official deception and the politics of smear and fear,” Kerry said. “This trial revealed a no-holds barred White House attack machine aimed at anyone who stood in the way of their march to war with Iraq. It is time for President Bush to live up to his own promises and hold accountable anyone else who participated in this smear. It...
  • Sun's Fickle Heart May Leave Us Cold

    01/25/2007 4:40:59 PM PST · by blam · 78 replies · 2,187+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-25-2007
    Sun's fickle heart may leave us cold 25 January 2007 From New Scientist Print Edition.Stuart Clark There's a dimmer switch inside the sun that causes its brightness to rise and fall on timescales of around 100,000 years - exactly the same period as between ice ages on Earth. So says a physicist who has created a computer model of our star's core. Robert Ehrlich of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, modelled the effect of temperature fluctuations in the sun's interior. According to the standard view, the temperature of the sun's core is held constant by the opposing pressures of...
  • Cry me a river: Pics of Kerry, Kennedy, Schumer, Pelosi imploding

    06/13/2006 11:07:45 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 145 replies · 5,618+ views
    "No matter how brave our soldiers are, no matter how valiant, no matter what their caring," said Senator John Kerry, "Our soldiers cannot bring democracy to Iraq at the barrel of a gun." Opposition Democrats used President George W. Bush's secret visit to Iraq as an opportunity to renew their calls for speedy end to America's military involvement there. (AFP/Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Democracy in a Cartoon

    02/03/2006 1:52:04 PM PST · by MHalblaub · 14 replies · 1,134+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | February 3, 2006 | Ibn Warraq
    Best-selling author and Muslim dissident Ibn Warraq argues that freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it against attacks from totalitarian societies. If the west does not stand in solidarity with the Danish, he argues, then the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest. The great British philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty, "Strange it is, that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free discussion, but object to their being 'pushed to an extreme'; not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good...
  • Protests Intensify Over Muhammad Drawings

    02/03/2006 10:55:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/06 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Tens of thousands of angry Muslims marched through Palestinian cities, burning the Danish flag and calling for vengeance Friday against European countries where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were published. In Washington, the State Department criticized the drawings, calling them "offensive to the beliefs of Muslims." While recognizing the importance of freedom of the press and expression, State Department press officer Janelle Hironimus said these rights must be coupled with press responsibility. "Inciting religious or ethnic hatred in this manner is not acceptable," Hironimus said. "We call for tolerance and respect for all communities and...
  • US sides with Muslims in cartoon dispute

    02/03/2006 9:04:55 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 355 replies · 8,380+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 02/03/06 | Yahoo! News
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington on Friday condemned caricatures in European newspapers of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, siding with Muslims who are outraged that the publications put press freedom over respect for religion. "These cartoons are indeed offensive to the belief of Muslims," State Department spokesman Kurtis Cooper said in answer to a question. "We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression but it must be coupled with press responsibility. Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable."
  • Michael Moore Statement on Canadian Election

    01/20/2006 7:37:06 AM PST · by Dane · 60 replies · 2,248+ views
    michaelmoore.com ^ | 1/20/06 | michael moore
    Michael Moore Statement on Canadian Election Friday, January 20th, 2006 Michael Moore is currently in production on his next movie. As an avid lover of all things Canadian, he has issued the following statement regarding Canada's upcoming election on Monday: Oh, Canada -- you're not really going to elect a Conservative majority on Monday, are you? That's a joke, right? I know you have a great sense of humor, and certainly a well-developed sense of irony, but this is no longer funny. Maybe it's a new form of Canadian irony -- reverse irony! OK, now I get it.
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • The Law Applies To Each Of Us

    12/24/2005 11:06:32 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 45 replies · 1,213+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 | Molly Ivins
    AUSTIN - I'm so sorry, but we are having a constitutional crisis. The timing couldn't be worse. Right in the middle of the wrapping paper, the gingerbread and the whole shebang, a tiny honest-to-goodness constitutional crisis... **snip** The Department of Defense has just proved this yet again with its latest folly of mistaking a flock of Florida Quakers for a threat to overthrow the government. A few months ago, a student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth tried to check out a copy of Mao's Little Red Book and wound up being interviewed by two feds. Cointelpro and all...
  • looking for cartoon of dim with rain cloud over their head(vanity)

    11/30/2005 1:45:00 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 29 replies · 1,766+ views
    me | 11-30-05 | Rakkasan1
    could someone post the cartoon of the raincloud over the democrat?
  • Welcome to Fort Winnipesaukee: Mitt's N.H. neighbors dread a `little Kennebunkport'

    07/29/2005 7:06:46 PM PDT · by Panerai · 16 replies · 647+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 29, 2005 | Dave Wedge
    Residents of this quaint lakefront hamlet – already irked by Gov. Mitt Romney's traveling security circus – fear their town will become a locked-down ``police state'' should the Bay State pol's presidential campaign kick into high gear. Among the gripes residents have against Romney's annual summer invasion of New Hampshire: The imposing presence of his high-priced security squad rumbling through town and patrolling the waters in boats; His massive, environmentally unfriendly waterfront boathouse; Bright yellow buoys put up as a security buffer in the water around his lakefront manse. ``If he's running for president, this town will turn into a...
  • Rosie's 'Riding the Bus' Back to Acting

    04/30/2005 6:30:23 PM PDT · by Danae · 30 replies · 1,131+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4-30-2005 | Bill McCuddy and the Associated Press
    Rosie O'Donnell (search) is an actress -- but she was a talk-show host for so long and such a controversial figure after that that some viewers may have forgotten this fact.
  • Sex offender disrupts his own community notification forum

    04/22/2005 6:59:14 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 791+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-22-05 | MARA H. GOTTFRIED
    More than an hour into a meeting about a Level 3 sex offender new to Bloomington, one person in the crowd of 180 asked about the offense that resulted in the man's classification. A Bloomington police sergeant started answering at the Wednesday night meeting, but was soon interrupted. "Wrong, wrong, that's wrong," said James Ernest Williams, the Level 3 sex offender, who had arrived at the meeting at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington moments earlier, said Bloomington police Cmdr. Kevin Herman, the department's spokesman. Who better to answer the question than the man himself, authorities thought. But things didn't...
  • Man charged with voting three times

    02/23/2005 9:12:19 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 63 replies · 2,267+ views
    pioneer press ^ | Feb. 23, 2005 | PATRICK SWEENEY
    On Election Day, people often tell their friends — in jest — to vote early and often. But a Brooklyn Park man is accused of taking that advice to heart. A felony charge filed Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court accuses Darin Randall Johnson, 34, of registering to vote and casting ballots in three different places in the November election. Johnson refused to comment when contacted by a reporter. The criminal complaint alleges he filled out same-day registration forms and voted once in Brooklyn Park and twice in Minneapolis. The alleged voter fraud was uncovered by a member of the...