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  • Texas Wendy Davis: "I kill babies, so I am Pro-Life"

    11/07/2013 5:56:42 AM PST · by topher · 25 replies
    November 7, 2013 | vanity
    This is not SATIRE. Dingbat Wendy Davis has stated that she is pro-life. What Wendy Davis (great Texas Dingbat) said at UT-Brownsville is the following: [According to LifeSiteNews.com] “I am pro-life,” Davis said, according to the Valley Morning Star. “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I...
  • Recalled Colorado Sen. Angela Giron: We can beat the gun lobby — we already have

    09/22/2013 1:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2013 | Angela Giron
    President Obama has now addressed the seventh mass shooting of his presidency, and we certainly heard the weariness in his voice Monday as spoke about the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard: “It’s a shooting that targeted our military and civilian personnel. These are men and women who were going to work, doing their job, protecting all of us. They’re patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad, but today they faced the unimaginable violence that they wouldn’t have expected here at home.” As a state legislator now branded by the word “recalled,” I can identify with that weariness....
  • The Miracle of a Ditz With Depth

    06/02/2013 11:48:11 AM PDT · by Borges · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/2/2013 | NEIL GENZLINGER
    It’s not easy playing dumb. But Jean Stapleton, who died on Friday in Manhattan at 90, did it spectacularly for more than 200 episodes of “All in the Family,” a watershed television show that never would have worked without her daft, poignant portrayal of Edith Bunker. The role, wife to the bigoted Archie of Carroll O’Connor, could easily have been rendered as a mere middle-aged bimbo. But Ms. Stapleton didn’t just toss it off; she put everything she had into it, and what she had was a lot of stage training. Her résumé when the series began in 1971 included...
  • Jean Stapleton, Who Played Archie’s Better Angel, Dies at 90

    06/01/2013 3:26:50 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 81 replies
    NYT ^ | June 1, 2013 | BRUCE WEBER
    Jean Stapleton, an actress whose portrayal of a slow-witted, big-hearted and submissive — up to a point — housewife on the groundbreaking series “All in the Family” made her, along with Mary Tyler Moore and Bea Arthur, one of the foremost women in television comedy in the 1970s, died Friday at her home in New York City. She was 90.
  • Lauryn Hill Blames Slavery as She's Jailed for $500,000 Unpaid Tax Bill

    05/07/2013 5:54:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    IBT ^ | 7 May 2013 | Dominic Gover
    Reclusive soul superstar Lauryn Hill has been jailed over an enormous unpaid tax bill. Fugees singer Hill, 37, was sentenced to three months' jail followed by three months' home confinement for failing to pay $500,000 to the taxman in the United States. Hill claimed the sum was outstanding because she had "withdrawn from society" after alleged threats against her family. She was imprisoned after failing to pay the amount within the stipulated two-week timeframe. During her trial, Hill was ordered by the judge in Newark, New Jersey to undergo counselling because of her conspiracy theories - including that artists are...
  • How Ashley Judd's Dogs Shaped a Major Life Decision (She Owns "Psychological Support" Dog)

    03/10/2013 6:06:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 70 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 9, 2013 | Ezra Dulis
    Actress and potential Senate candidate Ashley Judd's aging pets may have been a deciding factor in her choice to part with a renovated Scottish estate worth millions, according to a 2012 interview. Judd and then-husband Dario Franchitti, a Scotland native, put Rednock, their renovated mansion in central Scotland, up for sale in the summer of 2012, close to six months before announcing their divorce in January 2013. The estate listing asked for nearly $6 million.
  • [VIDEO] – Sarah Palin: Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat

    06/29/2012 7:35:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies
    Rightscoop ^ | Friday June 29, 2012
    Governor Palin Interview on Hannity tonight and she said it so seriously too: “Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat and the perfect spokesman for this whole agenda of the far left.”
  • Howie Carr thread week of October 30, 2001

    10/30/2011 3:34:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    howiecarr.com ^ | 10/30/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column, "Whiz Elizabeth Warren a little short on Street smarts"
  • Debt Debate Question Fail of the Day

    07/21/2011 9:18:59 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | July 2, 2011 | Doug Powers
    This is almost as funny as the time MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer referred to Jesse Jackson as “Reverend Al Sharpton” (I heard Contessa had to boycott BP for three weeks before Jesse would forgive her). This time around, Brewer was questioning Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks on the debt issue and attempted to discredit his qualifications for arguing the topic by asking condescendingly, “Do you have a degree in economics?” You’ve probably already guessed what the answer is: You can tell by the look on her face the question wasn’t out of mere curiosity, but an attempted intellectual smackdown that ended up...
  • Top 10 Reasons Waiting Longer For a Palin Announcement is Fine / Late Late Night Open Thread

    06/11/2011 7:37:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | June 10 2011 | Nicole Coulter
    Top 10 Reasons Waiting Longer For a Palin Announcement is Fine / Late Late Night Open Thread Posted on June 10 2011 - 3:00 AM - Posted by: Nicole Coulter 10. More time to watch the NBA playoffs, and enjoy LeBron’s annual flame out. (Substitute hockey, if you prefer.) And after that, there’s always baseball, a fine sport to occupy our time. Why not hop on the Phillies bandwagon early this year?9. More time for Newt Gingrich to step in political doo doo (again and again) and try to clean himself off, and regroup with a brand new staff (or...
  • Pelosi: ‘Elections Shouldn’t Matter As Much’

    04/12/2011 2:32:25 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | 04/12/2011 | Brian Bolduc
    Last week, political theorist Nancy Pelosi told Tufts University that “elections shouldn’t matter as much as they do.” Representative Pelosi’s discourse on democracy follows her previous lectures on Congress (“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it) and constitutional law (“Are you serious?”). See video of her remarks below. (Hat tip: RealClearPolitics)
  • Planned Parenthood held statutory rape victim hostage: police report

    03/13/2011 10:26:43 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com Life, Family and Culture News Planned Parenthood held statutory rape victim hostage: police report by Rebecca Millette Mon Feb 14 2:55 PM EST KENNEWICK, Washington, February 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A police investigation report reveals that staff at a Kennewick, WA Planned Parenthood abortion facility held a pregnant teen and victim of statutory rape hostage against the wishes of her father. The September 2008 report, recently obtained by pro-life blogger ‘Abortion in Washington,’ documents the police investigation of the case of a 14-year-old un-named teen at the hands of Planned Parenthood (PP) staff worker Andrea Smasne.  The girl, 22...
  • Pelosi says Obama created more jobs in 2010 than G. W. Bush did in eight years

    01/26/2011 4:25:56 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 26, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Nancy Pelosi says Obama created more jobs in 2010 than G. W. Bush did in eight years. In a post-State of the Union speech interview, the fired speaker and current minority leader was quick to dish out more Democrat propaganda to shore up what she thought was an excellent SotU speech by the president. Proving the Democrats are anything but for a new, civil tone, contrary to the calls for just that by Obama, Pelosi also tore into the GOP, defaming them as the “Just Say No To Jobs Party” for their repeated opposition to Obama’s “job-creating” initiatives in his...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bristol Palin Responds to Kathy Griffin's 'Fat' Attack

    12/06/2010 4:45:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 221 replies
    fox ^ | 12/6/10 | Hollie McKay
    Kathy Griffin hosted the VH1 Divas salute to the troops this weekend, but her “jokes” about Bristol Palin being “fat” fell flat. "She's the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight," Griffin said in reference to Bristol's trip to the finals on “Dancing With the Stars.” Even after the troops' loud booing, Griffin continued the attack. "No, come on, come on. She gained like 30 pounds a week, I swear to God, it was fantastic,” Griffin said. “She's like the white Precious." (Actress Gabourey Sidibe played the role of “Precious,” a 350-pound black woman in...
  • Democrat Governor Candidate Poses With Pic Calling Bush an ‘International Terrorist’

    10/13/2010 5:21:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/12/10 | Publius
    From WMTW.com in Maine: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell apologized Monday night for a photograph showing her with a picture calling President George W. Bush an “international terrorist” and laughing.
  • Will Meghan McCain's book cover tempt Republicans?

    07/29/2010 10:07:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 110 replies · 4+ views
    LA TImes ^ | 7/20/10 | Carole Kellogg
    The Daily Beast has gotten a preview of the cover of Meghan McCain's upcoming book, "Dirty Sexy Politics." That's it at right -- although the final version won't have a red Daily Beast logo in the corner. McCain, a blogger and columnist for The Daily Beast, is a lifelong Republican and the daughter of former Republican Presidential candidate John McCain. McCain's publisher, Hyperion, describes her as "extremely mediagenic," which is a euphemism for -- what, exactly? She's a pretty blonde? That if she Tweets a picture of herself in pajamas some people will get hot and bothered? Could they mean...
  • Sen. Boxer calls Arizona immigration law 'hurtful'

    05/13/2010 12:28:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 60 replies · 1,084+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 5/13/10 | Kerry Picket
    The Los Angeles City Council became the largest city to date to boycott Arizona over the state’s newly passed immigration law known as SB 1070. The City Council voted 13 -1 to ban the city of Los Angeles from doing business with Arizona unless the legislation is repealed. The boycott means almost $8 million in contracts will be terminated. “I definitely support the City Council taking a stand on this one way or the other, and I think its hurtful to a lot of people…this law,” said Senator Barbara Boxer, California Democrat. "A lot of my cities are doing it,...
  • NBC's Andrea Mitchell Sides With U.K. Prime Minister, Slams Voter as a Bigot

    04/30/2010 12:27:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies · 811+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/30/10 | Scott Whitlock
    On Thursday's Morning Joe, NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell appeared and seemed to agree with Britain's Prime Minister that a voter he met was a bigot. Discussing Gordon Brown's April 28 comments, which were caught on a live mic, Mitchell defended, "And what he said is not actually that offensive...I mean, it was an honest opinion." [Audio available here.] Even the fellow panel members on the mostly liberal MSNBC seemed shocked. Guest Sam Stein of the left-wing Huffington Post recoiled, "Really? To call her bigoted?" Mitchell repeated her charge: "Well, she was decrying immigration and in a lot of people's views,...
  • [Confused Nancy] Pelosi Invokes 'St. Joseph the Worker' to Pass Pro-Abortion Health Bill

    03/19/2010 2:56:17 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies · 448+ views
    Friday March 19, 2010 Pelosi Invokes 'St. Joseph the Worker' to Pass Pro-Abortion Health Bill By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On the solemn Catholic feast of one of the most prestigious patron saints of unborn children, St. Joseph, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invoked the husband of Mary and the stepfather of Jesus to help pass the abortion-laden health care bill."Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker," Pelosi told reporters Friday on Capitol Hill. "It's a day where we remember and pray to St. Joseph to benefit the workers of America, and that's...
  • Former NPR Reporter Denounces 'Canard' of Liberal Media Bias for Causing 'False Balance'

    06/11/2009 4:25:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 790+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/11/09 | Tim Graham
    In addition to disparaging Brian Williams for offering a "candygram" to Barack Obama in prime time, PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers organized another one-sided left-wing discussion on the alleged conservative bias of the news media last Friday, picking up on Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne’s complaint that the media are giving too much time and weight to Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich on the Sotomayor nomination. Former NPR correspondent Brooke Gladstone, who now hosts the weekly show On The Media for WNYC radio (distributed nationally by NPR), denounced the "canard" of liberal media bias and how it causes "overbalance": What I...
  • GOP realizes that it can't stop U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

    05/26/2009 8:42:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 26 replies · 1,066+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/26/09 | Tommy Ann Defrank
    Conservatives can sputter endlessly that Sonia Sotomayor is a lefty judicial activist. Privately, they glumly recognize the political reality - she's a slam dunk for confirmation. Republican leaders also understand - most of them, at least - that Sotomayor's nomination is also a savvy political move by President Obama that puts the GOP in an electoral bind. At heart, this appointment reminds that as a President who has already made history, Obama is intent on making more. Elections, as the old adage goes, have consequences. Yet Supreme Court nominations are never just about the law. Politics is always a centerpiece...
  • Jesse Ventura Speaks: Wants Cheney on a Waterboard, Bush Worst President

    05/14/2009 2:09:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 58 replies · 1,960+ views
    Chattahbox ^ | 5/13/09 | staff
    (ChattahBox)—Jesse Ventura appeared on Larry King Live this week and spoke his mind, pulling no punches, telling it like it is, as only a former pro wrestler, former Navy Seal and former Governor of Minnesota can. Larry King asked Ventura his opinions on a variety of political subjects and Ventura began the interview by calling former Senator Norm Coleman a hypocrite and that was just the beginning (Videos below). Ventura took on Norm Coleman for delaying the inevitable and refusing to concede to Al Franken when Coleman himself, called for Franken to concede before the recount, saying Coleman has always...
  • INTERVIEW: Oprah Says She'll "Unleash" After The Election

    11/04/2008 11:45:56 AM PST · by pissant · 103 replies · 7,101+ views
    WMT News ^ | 11/4/08 | staff
    During the discussion Oprah also explained a "visual board" she's created to imagine an Obama presidency. Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Campaign 2008: Get the latest news, video, and polls! RARE INTERVIEW: Oprah talks about election Talk show mega star Oprah Winfrey took time out before filming her show on Election Day to talk with Ed Lover on New York's Power 105.1. During the eight minute long conversation, Winfrey confirmed she would be at Senator Barack Obama's rally in Chicago this evening. Winfrey came out in support of Obama in 2007, and has spoken at some rallies. However she has shied...
  • (Hasbeen) Carole King pitches Obama to fellow women

    09/24/2008 2:28:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 503+ views
    Springfield Sun ^ | 9/24/08 | Andy McGuinn
    URBANA, Ohio — With women jumping on the Sarah Palin bandwagon, Carole King is doing her best to get them on the Obama Loco-Motion instead. The legendary songwriter, who wrote the pop classic for Little Eva back in the early '60s, made a stop at Urbana University on Wednesday, Sept. 24, to have a heart-to-heart with other natural women. In what was billed as a women's roundtable, King confessed she started as a Hillary Clinton supporter. "I keep hearing in the media about this faction of Hillary supporters who are going to vote for McCain," she said. "In what universe?"...
  • Pelosi sours on Senate

    10/16/2007 9:21:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 75+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2007 | Mike Soraghan and Manu Raju
    Frustrated by lack of legislative progress in the Senate, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is increasingly touting Democratic achievements in the House. Her statements represent a significant shift from the stance she took six months ago. In March, the Speaker celebrated the first 100 days of the congressional majority by stating, “Democrats have brought the winds of change to the Capitol.” These days, she’s confined to claiming those winds are blowing on her side of the building. In the minds of her caucus members, the Senate is in the doldrums and House members are paying the price for Senate inaction on...
  • MIT Student Arrested For Fake Bomb At Logan (Unbelievable)

    09/21/2007 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 92 replies · 395+ views
    WBZ-TV.com ^ | 09/21/07
    (WBZ) BOSTON An MIT student with a fake bomb strapped to her chest was arrested at gunpoint Friday at Logan International Airport and later claimed it was artwork, officials said. Star Simpson, 19, had a computer circuit board and wiring in plain view over a black hooded sweat shirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the commanding officer at the airport. "She said that it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day," Pare said at a news conference. "She claims that it was just art, and that she was proud...
  • Paul the apostate

    07/22/2007 10:30:04 AM PDT · by George W. Bush · 69 replies · 1,067+ views
    The Economist ^ | 7/19/07 | staff, current print edition, page 32
    Paul the apostate Jul 19th 2007 | LAKE JACKSON, TEXASFrom The Economist print editionIs this would-be president brave or crazy? RON PAUL, a libertarian Republican congressman from Texas, likes to say what he thinks. And among the things he thinks is that the census is a violation of privacy. He has opted out of the congressional pension programme. He claims never to have voted for a tax increase, or for an unbalanced budget, or for a congressional pay rise and never to have gone on a congressional junket. He wants to return to the gold standard. Most notably, he strongly...
  • Pelosi lays blame for missed goals on Senate

    06/30/2007 4:43:35 PM PDT · by Baladas · 36 replies · 1,216+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2007 | Carolyn Lochhead
    The problem for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't just President Bush. It's the Senate. Pelosi sounded more apologetic than celebratory Friday when she announced with her Senate counterpart, Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democrats' list of accomplishments six months after they seized control of Capitol Hill and promised "a new direction" in Washington. "I'm not happy with Congress, either," Pelosi, of San Francisco, conceded. She pinned the blame on "the obstructionism of the Republicans in the United States Senate."
  • Nancy Pelosi invests in Iran-linked company

    06/29/2007 11:58:00 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 28 replies · 822+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/29/07 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has disclosed that she holds stock valued at up to $15,000 in Alcatel-Lucent (formerly Alcatel SA), a company with extensive investments in Iran and Sudan — nations that sponsor terrorism. The disclosure of Pelosi’s holdings comes at the same time that legislation is making its way through the California legislature barring state pension fund managers from investing in companies, like Alcatel-Lucent, that do business with "terror-friendly" nations. U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives to speak at the 2007 "Take Back America" conference in Washington June 20, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES) According...
  • Party Like It's 1822

    05/18/2007 12:22:59 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 1,070+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 18 May 2007 | Staff
    Politics: On becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi said the nation wanted "a new vision, a new America." "New" apparently includes new taxes — by reverting to rules in force 185 years ago. In her brief speech to the House after her election on Jan. 4, Pelosi used the word "new" more than 20 times; she spoke of a "new America" no fewer than nine times. But in an attempt to prevent Republican demands for roll calls recording Democrats who vote for tax increases — and after House Republicans embarrassed Pelosi by successfully using "motions to recommit"...
  • Charlize angers US (Compares US to Cuba)

    02/09/2007 12:41:14 PM PST · by pissant · 64 replies · 1,969+ views
    News 24 ^ | 2/7/07 | staff
    Washington - Charlize Theron has upset Americans with comments made during a CNN interview in which she compared America and Cuba with regards to the restrictions placed on human freedom. Theron this week made her debut as a movie producer with the movie East of Havana, a documentary film about rap singers in Cuba. After the interview, newspapers published headlines referring to her as a "dumb blonde" and articles wondered whether she was just another Hollywood left-winger. The New York Daily News wrote an article with the heading "Just another pretty face". The article said that it was accepted that...
  • Cindy Sheehan Blames Gerald Ford for Iraq War, "Deaths of over 3000 American soldiers"

    12/27/2006 2:13:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 208 replies · 7,603+ views
    Wednesday, December 27, 2006 | Kristinn
    On the occasion of the death of President Gerald Ford, anti-American activist Cindy Sheehan released a statement today blaming Ford for the war in Iraq and the "deaths of over 3000 American soldiers" in the conflict.Sheehan, whose son Army Spc. Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq in 2004, wrote about Ford on BuzzFlash.com, a leftist website.Sheehan has become the face of the antiwar movement since she started stalking President Bush at his Crawford, Texas ranch in August, 2005. She is currently in Crawford, as is President Bush.After writing the obligatory condolences on his passing, Sheehan ripped in to Ford:Usually, burying...
  • Criticism Of Evolution Can't Be Silenced

    08/15/2006 10:11:10 PM PDT · by jla · 356 replies · 3,912+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | August 16, 2006 | Mrs. Schlafly
    Criticism Of Evolution Can't Be Silenced by Phyllis Schlafly, August 16, 2006 The liberal press is gloating that the seesaw battle for control of the Kansas Board of Education just teetered back to pro-evolutionists for the second time in five years. But to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the death of the movement to allow criticism of evolution are grossly exaggerated. In its zeal to portray evolution critics in Kansas as dumb rural fundamentalists, a New York Times page-one story misquoted Dr. Steve Abrams (the school board president who had steered Kansas toward allowing criticism of evolution) on a...
  • Cindy Sheehan Demands US Surrender, Pay Reparations -- From Jordan

    08/05/2006 1:39:58 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 77 replies · 2,104+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | August 5, 2006 | N/A
    From Mother Sheehan's loyal fans at the DNC's Associated Press: US Activists, Iraqi Lawmakers Demand US Troop WithdrawalSaturday August 5th, 2006 AMMAN (AP)--"Peace mom" Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden and 13 other U.S. activists on Saturday joined Iraqi lawmakers in demanding a timetable be fixed for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq."I'm optimistic that the majority of the American people want a withdrawal sooner, rather than later," Hayden, a former California state senator told reporters in the Jordanian capital after talks with seven Iraqi Shiite and Sunni lawmakers."It's going to be an important issue in the Congressional elections and the (2008) presidential...
  • Carter warns against Iran conditions

    06/03/2006 10:14:46 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 111 replies · 2,019+ views
    BBC/ABC ^ | June 3, 2006
    The former American president, Jimmy Carter, has said that the United States should begin talks with Iran without preconditions. Mr Carter believes prerequisites could present the Iranian Government with too great an impediment to overcome. His comments are significant, given that he was the president when US relations with Iran hit an all-time low. He witnessed the Iranian revolution and the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979. He struggled for 444 days to release the US Embassy staff held hostage. A failed rescue attempt led by the US military brought about the resignation of his secretary of...
  • How To Get Banned From Redstate.com (ZOT - How To Get Banned From FreeRepublic.com)

    05/25/2006 6:27:11 PM PDT · by Paladin of the Lost Hour · 66 replies · 1,214+ views
    Next time you're tempted to ascribe irrationality or intolerance just to the crew on the left side of the aisle, consider this example.
  • VIGOROUSLY PROTECTING CUSTOMER PRIVACY

    05/16/2006 7:24:54 PM PDT · by Brio136 · 11 replies · 398+ views
    AT&T | 16 MAY 2006 | AT&T
    Dear Mr. D: AT&T has a long history of vigorously protecting customer privacy. Our customers expect, deserve and receive nothing less than our fullest commitment to their privacy. We also have an obligation to assist law enforcement and other government agencies responsible for protecting the public welfare, whether it be an individual or the security interests of the entire nation. We prize the trust our customers place in us. If and when AT&T is asked to help, we do so strictly within the law and under the most stringent conditions. Beyond that, we don't comment on matters of national security....
  • Biker lurches from one accident to the next [German citizens catch unfazed idiot]

    05/15/2006 8:45:44 PM PDT · by sully777 · 23 replies · 801+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 15, 2006 9:16am ET
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A man on a scooter menaced a German town until angry locals performed a citizen's arrest on him at the scene of his third crash in two hours, police said on Friday. The 22-year-old man first crashed the scooter as he took a corner in the western town of Herzogenrath, losing his helmet in the process, police in nearby Aachen said. Unfazed, the man remounted and plowed straight into the back of a parked car. He flew head over heels through the back window, landing inside and causing some 2,000 euros in damage. "Then he crawled out...
  • Blowback [Eleanor Clift Alert]

    02/24/2006 4:06:46 PM PST · by ncountylee · 11 replies · 562+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | Feb. 24, 2006 | Eleanor Clift
    The controversy over the control of U.S. harbors is pitting Bush against his conservative base. Can the Democrats capitalize on this in the upcoming election? Feb. 24, 2006 - He must have thought last week was bad fending off Dick Cheney’s quailgate. Who would have thought that this week Mr. War President would be preoccupied putting out a firestorm in the base of his party on national security. It is quite a moment. The controversy over letting a company owned by an Arab government control the management of six American ports is one of those rare issues that put Bush...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Teresa Heinz Bankrolling Hillary Clinton

    02/04/2006 9:23:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 1,108+ views
    Teresa Heinz Bankrolling Hillary Clinton Billionaire ketchup queen Teresa Heinz is helping to bankroll Hillary Clinton's Senate reelection race with a contribution that Mrs. Clinton will be able to use when she runs for president in 2008 - against John Kerry. It's not clear whether Mrs. Heinz's $2,100 maximum donation signals a rift within the Kerry household. But while Sen. Kerry has made his 2008 intentions apparent, his wife has been more circumspect of late. "We’ll know by the end of the year," she said in January, when asked whether her husband would rule out another presidential bid. Gossip maven...
  • Sheehan to Feinstein: Filibuster Alito, Or I'll Run Against You

    01/27/2006 5:56:36 PM PST · by BlueJ7 · 418 replies · 15,154+ views
    CNSNews ^ | January 27, 2006 | By Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has threatened to run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) seat unless Feinstein filibusters Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
  • Caption Pic of Hillary , January 16,2006

    01/17/2006 9:03:55 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 102 replies · 2,985+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | January 16, 2006
    Sen. Hillary Clinton on Monday blasted the Bush administration as "one of the worst" in U.S. history and compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissenting voices are squelched. (Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)
  • 'All in the Family' celebrates 35 years

    01/12/2006 1:22:30 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 114 replies · 1,848+ views
    SHAFTSBURY— Norman Lear says "All in the Family" remains alive and well - at least in his spirit - after all these years. It was 35 years ago today that Lear's show first aired on CBS. The comedy series featured a character named Archie Bunker, a bigoted, working-class, family man from Queens, N.Y. Bunker constantly squabbled with his family about the important issues of the day. "It took three years to get it on the air," Lear said of the show in a phone interview Wednesday from his Los Angeles home. "I think about that journey and it was a...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • 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...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • 2000, Why? Not One More. (A message from Cindy Sheehan) BARF Alert!

    10/26/2005 3:41:04 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 23 replies · 948+ views
    michael moore.com ^ | oct 25, 2005 | cindy sheehan
    A message from Cindy Sheehan Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless and corrupt. Mahatma Gandhi Unfortunately the 2000th American death in Iraq is tragically coming up too soon. In addition to the wasted young lives in Iraq, 246 of our brave men and women have been killed in Afghanistan. Our troops and the war in Afghanistan get even less attention than Iraq, if possible. I am in Washington, DC now and along with a coalition of peace groups and local activists, we will be holding vigils at the White House for the rest of the...