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  • Boxing Gym Fighting Eminent Domain Gets Day in Court

    03/15/2011 6:25:31 PM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Justice ^ | 11 Mar 2011 | Institute for Justice
    National City, Calif.—A San Diego-area boxing gym that serves at-risk kids is showing what it takes to fight for what is right and to win.  A trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 14, 2011, to decide whether National City, Calif., may declare nearly 700 properties—including the gym—“blighted,” thus freeing the city to bulldoze these properties and make way for luxury condos among other private developments.  The trial will be held before the Honorable Steven R. Denton, Superior Court of California, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway in San Diego, Calif. The Community Youth Athletic Center (CYAC) has had...
  • Conn. looking into voter cards submitted by ACORN

    10/09/2008 4:35:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 87 replies · 2,568+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 10-9-2008
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The State Elections Enforcement Commission is looking into a complaint alleging that a community advocacy group submitted fraudulent voter registration cards in Bridgeport. Joseph Borges, Bridgeport's Republican registrar of voters, filed the complaint. He said he has found problems with numerous voter registration cards submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which works to register low-income people. In one instance, he says a card was filled out for a 7-year-old girl, whose age was listed as 27 on the card.ACORN filed more than 8,000 cards in Bridgeport. The complaint involves 10, but...
  • Dems keep Jefferson off Ways and Means

    12/12/2006 11:59:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,759+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/06 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats, insistent that they will hold lawmakers to higher standards, decided Tuesday that Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) will not return to an influential committee until a federal corruption investigation involving him is completed. Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi said the Democratic Steering Committee had resolved that Jefferson, who last Saturday won a runoff election in his New Orleans district, will not be given back his spot on the Ways and Means Committee, the panel that determines tax and trade policies. At Pelosi's urging, the House last June stripped Jefferson of his committee assignment because of the...
  • Abramoff allegedly names Reid

    11/16/2006 9:56:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies · 3,025+ views
    UPI ^ | 11-16-2006 | staff
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Investigators probing convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings with U.S. congressional members said Abramoff allegedly named Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. A spokesman for Reid said the Senate's next majority leader has done nothing illegal or unethical, ABC News said. "We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News. A source close to the investigation told ABC that Abramoff alleged that more than $30,000 in campaign contributions to Reid came from Abramoff's...
  • Drudge Siren: Allen's Revenge: Exposes Rival's Novel Writings; Underage Sex Scenes

    10/26/2006 4:36:18 PM PDT · by cdnerds · 915 replies · 34,173+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/26/06
  • Charge: Charity Funds Diverted To Air America [two Gloria Wise Community Center executives indicted]

    10/06/2006 12:59:00 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 48 replies · 1,760+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | Oct 5, 2006
    Two former executives at a government-funded youth organization whose finances were scrutinized after it diverted money to the liberal radio network Air America were charged Thursday with misappropriating $1.2 million of the non-profit's funds. Charles Rosen, a former executive director at the Gloria Wise Community Center, and his former assistant director, Jeffrey Aulenbach, face charges of grand larceny and obstructing governmental administration. Rosen was also charged with forgery. New York City's Department of Investigation, which investigated the nonprofit for two years, said the men improperly took more than $290,000 from the organization for their personal use, on top of their...
  • Hartnett Has His Suspicions About Wellstone's Plane Crash

    10/04/2006 7:39:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 130 replies · 2,980+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/04/06 | Cheryl Johnson
    Count Josh Hartnett among the conspiracy buffs regarding Sen. Paul Wellstone's untimely death in a 2002 plane crash in northern Minnesota. The cover boy in this month's GQ says, " 'It didn't make any sense' " about the accident that killed Wellstone, his wife, Sheila, their daughter, the pilots and three others. "He's angry, and he's not convinced that pilot error or mechanical failure or fog was to blame for the crash," writes GQ's Alex Pappademas, who noted that Hartnett "points out how close the race was, how Republicans were hell-bent on winning control of the Senate, how George W....
  • Report links Menendez to scheme

    09/28/2006 12:58:16 PM PDT · by Courdeleon02 · 24 replies · 854+ views
    AP ^ | September 28,2006 | Associated Press
    Report links Menendez to scheme Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 09/28/06 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON — A psychiatrist who worked as an FBI informant in a criminal investigation of several northern New Jersey politicians has linked U.S. Senate Democrat Robert Menendez to a scheme to manipulate government contracts, several published reports said today. In court papers filed in New Jersey in March, Oscar Sandoval said he was pressured in 1999 to hire a doctor Menendez preferred or he would risk losing $1 million in government contracts. Sandoval taped the 20-minute telephone call with Donald Scarinci, a longtime friend...
  • BILL'S BULL (Ex-advisers: Clinton Had No Plan To Overthrow Taliban!) kill Osama

    09/26/2006 9:05:47 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 49 replies · 2,302+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/26/06
    WASHINGTON - Former advisers ridiculed ex-President Bill Clinton yesterday for saying he had a plan to invade Afghanistan, topple the Taliban and kill Osama Bin Laden after jihadists nearly sank the destroyer Cole. "The only order we got from [Clinton] after the Cole was to put together a target list for air attacks," said Michael Scheuer, who led the CIA's hunt for Osama Bin Laden under Clinton. "What I was involved in could in no way be called a full-fledged plan to attack and overthrow the Taliban," he said. In his fiery interview on "Fox News Sunday," Clinton claimed he...
  • 'Assassination' director deceived White House ('Death of a President')

    09/12/2006 5:18:32 PM PDT · by IrishMike · 56 replies · 2,076+ views
    WND ^ | September 12, 2006
    The maker of a controversial movie that portrays President Bush as an assassination victim admits he hid his true intentions from White House officials in order to film footage of the commander in chief on a visit to Chicago. Gabriel Range, the 32-year-old British director of "Death of a President," told the Los Angeles Times his crew received official White House press credentials by proving they were affiliated with Britain's Channel 4, which will air the film this fall. Range, who filmed the president's arrival at the airport and his speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, spent six months...
  • Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctions

    09/07/2006 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,344 replies · 30,688+ views ^ | September 07, 2006 | John in DC
    Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctionsby John in DC - 9/07/2006 06:02:00 PM This letter was sent today by the entire Democratic leadership of the US Senate. This letter is such a major shot across the bow of Disney, it's not even funny. It is FILLED with veiled threats, both legal and legislative, against Disney. US Senators don't make threats like this, especially the entire Democratic leadership en masse, unless they mean it. Disney is in serious trouble. Read it, then read my analysis of it below:September 7, 2006 Mr. Robert A. Iger President and...
  • Murtha and inducements (...Democrats tip-toeing away from Rep. John Murtha...)

    06/30/2006 8:25:26 AM PDT · by Coop · 110 replies · 2,713+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/28/06 | Editorial board
    The sound you hear is the sound of election-conscious Democrats tiptoeing away from Rep. John Murtha. As they once did with Cindy Sheehan, whose own Democratic-orchestrated popularity peaked when she demanded U.S. troops leave "occupied New Orleans," Democrats perhaps are realizing their mistake in pumping Mr. Murtha's antiwar views all over the televisions of ordinary Americans who now associate him with their party. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, at a panel discussion in Miami on Saturday, Mr. Murtha said that the "American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran."...
  • TN: 3 poll workers, 3 felons charged in Tenn. (w/casting 'dead' voters ballots, a Dem won)

    06/21/2006 4:20:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,361+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/21/06 | Woody Baird - ap
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Three poll workers accused of casting ballots in the name of dead voters were among six people indicted on charges of violating election laws in a state Senate race, a prosecutor announced Wednesday. Prosecutor Bill Gibbons said his investigation found no evidence of a widespread conspiracy to throw the election to either candidate. Democrat Ophelia Ford was certified the winner over Republican Terry Roland by 13 votes last September. The state Senate overturned the election this year amid allegations of irregularities. "There was an effort on the part of certain individuals ... to cast some illegal votes...
  • Scandal Woes Could Benefit William Jefferson (D-La.), Analysts Say

    06/19/2006 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 839+ views ^ | 6/19/06 | Randy Hall
    Scandal Woes Could Benefit Jefferson, Analysts SayRandy Hall Staff Writer/Editor ( - Losing his seat on the influential Ways and Means Committee and being investigated in a federal bribery probe could actually benefit U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), political analysts told Cybercast News Service. "Oftentimes, being an embattled Louisiana politician can actually be a benefit," said Pearson Cross, assistant professor of political science at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. "If anything, I think voters in the state's 2nd District are going to see him as 'put upon,' that he was unfairly stripped, and I'm certain he's going to spin it...
  • Dems vote to remove Rep. William Jefferson from House Ways and Means Committee

    06/15/2006 5:46:09 PM PDT · by MarineMom613 · 127 replies · 4,792+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/15/06
    No Further right now.. Header on fox web site
  • DA's statements, record at odds (DukeLax)

    06/15/2006 2:22:31 AM PDT · by abb · 253 replies · 4,587+ views
    News & Observer ^ | June 15, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    In the early days of the Duke lacrosse rape case, Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's public statements appear to have contradicted certain facts in his own files. After an escort service dancer said three men raped her at a lacrosse party, Nifong talked frequently with national and local reporters -- 50 to 70 interviews consuming 40 hours of his time, Nifong estimated. Nifong then went quiet in early April, refusing most interview requests. A comparison of his words with documents that Nifong gave defense lawyers show that Nifong made what appear to be misstatements about condom use, a purported struggle...
  • Berg: Bush Is A Madman On Par With Zarqawi

    06/08/2006 6:38:14 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 99 replies · 2,641+ views
    MSNBC Interview ^ | 06-08-06 | MSNBC
    In response to an MSNBC interviewer asking "You have called President Bush a madman, surely Zarqawi was a madman-taking a knife and slitting your sons throat-are you comparing these men on equal terms? Berg-"Yes, Bush is responsible for the deaths of 150,000 of our brothers and sisters, Zarqawi only hundreds" Berg is running for congress.
  • Democrats call Zarqawi killing a stunt

    06/08/2006 2:56:43 PM PDT · by seamus · 451 replies · 21,309+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4:09 p.m., June 8, 2006 | Amy Fagan
    Some Democrats, breaking ranks from their leadership, today said the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in Iraq was a stunt to divert attention from an unpopular and hopeless war. "This is just to cover Bush's [rear] so he doesn't have to answer" for Iraqi civilians being killed by the U.S. military and his own sagging poll numbers, said Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat. "Iraq is still a mess -- get out."
  • Busby on defense, says she misspoke

    06/03/2006 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Vision · 69 replies · 2,264+ views ^ | June 3, 2006 | Dani Dodge
    If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: “You don't need papers for voting.” On Thursday night, Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, was speaking before a largely Latino crowd in Escondido when she uttered those words. She said yesterday she simply misspoke. But someone taped it and a recording began circulating yesterday. After she made that statement at the meeting, Busby immediately said: “You don't need to be a registered voter to help (the campaign).” She said that subsequent statement was to clarify what she meant. The recording, which was...
  • FBI Arrests 2 Pa. Senate Legislative Aides

    05/31/2006 1:17:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies · 2,035+ views
    AP ^ | 5/31/6 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA -- The FBI arrested two men who did computer work for a powerful state senator Wednesday on charges that they permanently deleted e-mails to thwart a federal investigation. Leonard P. Luchko and Mark Eister performed electronic "wipes" of computers at Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's Senate offices, his home at the New Jersey shore and at a nonprofit with deep ties to Fumo, authorities allege. "This was a deliberate, systematic and ultimately successful effort to interfere with a federal investigation," U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan said. "We have to assume that valuable information is lost forever." The document does not name...
  • Feds reeling in Mollohan's organizations, report says (The noose tightens)

    05/18/2006 9:59:08 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 493+ views
    The West Virginia Record ^ | 5/18/06 | Ann Knef
    Organizations with ties to West Virginia Congressman Alan Mollohan have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. According to a May 17 report in the Charleston Daily Mail, a West Virginia nonprofit organization has submitted documents related to a 500-page complaint the National Legal and Policy Center filed against Mollohan in February for ethics violations. Citing an anonymous source, the article states that all together, between 25 and 30 organizations have received subpoenas. "The source said a rental van with about 160 cartons of documents was sent from the I-79 Technology Park to the U.S. Attorney's...
  • Men Get Jail Time In Milwaukee Tire-Slashing Case (Milwaukee 4)

    04/26/2006 11:46:03 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 35 replies · 2,495+ views ^ | April 24, 2006 | Gretchen Ehlke
    (AP) MILWAUKEE Four Democratic presidential campaign workers were sentenced to jail time ranging from four months to six months Wednesday for puncturing the tires of Republican vehicles on Election Day 2004. The men had pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty. Those who pleaded no contest were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee; Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt; and Lewis Caldwell and Lavelle Mohammad, both from Milwaukee. They originally were charged with felony property damage but accepted plea deals...
  • Hardball: Did Hackett's Unsubstantiated Charges of W Drug Use Sink Candidacy?

    02/20/2006 6:09:18 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies · 2,649+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein February 20, 2006 In recent days, Rush Limbaugh has focused attention on the sharp-elbowed way in which the Democratic leadership forced former Marine major Paul Hackett out of the race for U.S. senator from Ohio, installing Cong. Sherrod Brown in his place. On tonight's Hardball, Chris Matthews offered an interesting theory: that Hackett's controversial statements, particularly his unsubstantiated allegations of past cocaine use by President Bush, became too hard for the Dem leadership to defend. In a set-up piece, MSNBC's David Shuster reported that "Hackett's style began creating waves. On [a past edition of] Hardball, he stood...
  • GOP BOSS HITS ELIOT 'HYPOCRISY' (Able Danger connection)

    02/16/2006 3:56:44 AM PST · by Liz · 30 replies · 1,394+ views
    NY POST ^ | February 16, 2006 | NILES LATHEM in D.C. and FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany
    State GOP chairman Stephen Minarik yesterday blasted Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for preventing one of his top aides from testifying at a congressional hearing on pre-Sept. 11 intelligence failures, calling him a "horrible hypocrite" on national-security issues. Minarik's attack came in response to a report in yesterday's Post that Spitzer personally intervened with the House Armed Services Committee to get Deputy Attorney General Dietrich Snell out of testifying. The panel is holding hearings on a Pentagon cyber-intelligence program code-named "Able Danger" that had information on 9/11 mastermind Mohammed Atta a year before the attacks. "Mr. Spitzer must have a feeble...
  • 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...
  • Al Gore’s Arab Pander

    02/14/2006 1:56:21 AM PST · by mal · 38 replies · 1,484+ views
    Al Gore, the Vice President under President Bill Clinton and the losing 2000 Democratic Party presidential candidate, last Sunday was in Saudi Arabia, bad-mouthing the United States. Was Gore’s motive money and political ambition? America’s government committed “terrible abuses” against Arabs following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Gore told a Saudi audience at the Jiddah Economic Forum. Arabs had been “indiscriminately rounded up,” said Gore, and held in “unforgivable” conditions. Gore did not mention that 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out mass murder on September 11 in the United States were Saudis. Nor did Gore mention...
  • Official may have voted in wrong precinct, twice (a Democrat)

    02/08/2006 9:26:29 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 36 replies · 785+ views
    AKRON, Ohio - A state representative and candidate for state auditor may have violated state election law by voting in the wrong place twice last year. State Rep. Barbara Sykes, D-Akron, said she cast the votes shortly after she and her husband moved to a house in a different city precinct. She said she informed the elections board of her move before the November election and poll workers later allowed her to vote in her old precinct. "I'm not trying to defraud anybody, I'm not trying to cheat," Sykes said. "I'm not trying to hide anything. I don't take this...
  • No Filibuster, No Re-Election for Blue State Senators

    01/30/2006 5:14:01 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 243 replies · 6,750+ views ^ | 1/30/06 | Rob Kall
    I'll keep this short and bitter. Every god damned blue state senator who failed to sign on to the Alito filibuster MUST be fought in the primaries and replaced. The Democratic party has failed the rank and file members. It is time to take back the Democratic party from the right wing, loser hacks who have been fumblingly, failingly controlling it and the candidates put forward. I can't believe how many people tell me that they believe the DLC and right wing democrats are really Republican operators. IN the people's poll I just ran in Pennsylvania, about 29% of...
  • Biden Silent on Reid Stepping Down

    01/29/2006 2:28:02 PM PST · by george76 · 232 replies · 9,393+ views
    Red State ^ | Jan 29th, 2006 | Nick Danger
    Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) failed today to address rumors that Nevada Senator Harry Reid will step down next month as Senate Minority Leader. Reid has been stung by revelations that his political action committee (PAC) accepted more than $60,000 in contributions from Indian tribes linked to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Appearing on CNN's Late Edition, Biden avoided discussing either the Reid situation or any upcoming changes in Senate Democratic leadership. Reid is no stranger to scandal, having been the subject of a 1979 Justice Department probe into allegations that Reid — then Nevada Gaming Commission chairman — had received bribes...
  • Today Show: Dean Dinged on Dem Dollars from Abramoff

    01/27/2006 5:27:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 2,772+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein January 27, 2006 - 08:22 On yesterday's Today show, Howard Dean did his best angry imitation of Bill Clinton's "I did not have sex" and/or Rafael Palmeiro's "I have never used steroids, period" performances. His voice rising, Dean insisted, over Katie Couric's attempts to claim otherwise, that: "Katie, not one dime of Jack Abramoff money ever went to any Democrat. Not one dime." Faced with such intransigence, Katie politely observed that "we'll have to look into that and clarify that for our viewers." That's apparently just what the Today researchers did overnight, and Matt Lauer, with Tim...
  • Filibuster Alito by John Kerry (Kerry's moonbat blog post on Daily Kos)

    01/26/2006 7:00:05 PM PST · by johnmecainrino · 61 replies · 1,892+ views
    Daily Kos | January 26, 2006 | John Kerry
    Filibuster Alito by John Kerry Do I support a filibuster? The answer is yes. Yesterday Senator Kennedy and I spoke with our colleagues about it. I don't have a shred of doubt in my opposition to Sam Alto's nomination. I know Senator Kennedy does not either. He has truly been a great leader in the effort to oppose Judge Alito. I spent a lot of time over the last years thinking about the Supreme Court and who America needs on the highest court in the land. So I don't hesitate a minute in saying that Sam Alito is not that...
  • Committee votes to void Ophelia Ford election (TN)

    01/17/2006 8:08:23 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 38 replies · 1,031+ views ^ | 1/17/06
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A special committee of the Tennessee Senate voted this evening to void the special election for state Senate District 29 that Ophelia Ford of Memphis won by just 13 votes last year. The matter now goes to the Senate floor Thursday. After nearly three hours of heated debate, the resolution succeeded 17-to-14. Last year, Ford was declared the winner of the seat held by her brother John Ford, who resigned after being indicted on bribery charges in May. The results of the election have been challenged by Ophelia Ford's Republican opponent, Terry Roland. His attorneys say...
  • Throw the Book at Tire Slashers (The Milwaukee Five-Editorial)

    01/17/2006 11:22:00 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies · 1,501+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | January 17, 2006 | Wisconsin State Journal Editorial
    For all the overheated talk of fraud in Wisconsin's last presidential election particularly in Milwaukee one incident stands out and demands significant punishment. Those who slashed the tires of 25 rented vans and cars at the GOP headquarters in Milwaukee the morning of the 2004 election may have prevented hundreds of people from voting. Five men, including the sons of two prominent Democrats, are on trial for felony property destruction. Testimony resumes today in a Milwaukee courtroom. This is not just another run-of-the-mill case of vandalism. It's an affront to our democratic system. The Republican Party of Wisconsin had rented...
  • For the First Time, Justice Department Alleges Voting Disenfranchisement Against Whites

    12/28/2005 4:33:46 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 60 replies · 2,438+ views ^ | 12 28 05 | JAKE TAPPER and AVERY MILLER
    MACON, Miss., Dec. 28, 2005 — In overwhelmingly black and Democratic Noxubee County, Miss., everybody knows local Democratic Party chairman Ike Brown. Officials at the U.S. Justice Department know Brown too; they're suing him. Using the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the government has alleged that Brown and local elections officials discriminated against whites. It is the first time the Justice Department has ever claimed that whites suffered discrimination in voting because of race. "When I read the letter, it was junk, you know, bogus," Brown told ABC News. The Justice Department says Brown and local elections officials disenfranchised whites —...

    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...
  • Officer Accused of Damaging Pro-Bush Cars (Fine Example of Liberal Tolerance)

    12/16/2005 10:55:19 AM PST · by MikeA · 40 replies · 1,861+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 12/16/05 | Robert Weller
    DENVER - The Air Force Reserve plans to discharge a lieutenant colonel accused of defacing cars that had pro-Bush bumper stickers, the military said Friday. Lt. Col. Alexis Fecteau, a pilot with 500 combat hours in the first Persian Gulf war and the Balkans, is charged with criminal mischief for allegedly using paint stripper to write a profanity about Bush in 18-inch-high letters on cars at Denver International Airport. The cars had bumper stickers supporting President Bush and conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. ADVERTISEMENT Jim Miller, a spokesman for the Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Ga.,...
  • Defeat and Retreat (RNC's Video on Dems Anti-War remarks)

    12/09/2005 6:43:06 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 213 replies · 11,539+ views
    Let me guess. These words were taken out of context.

    12/08/2005 3:46:41 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 353 replies · 16,065+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | December 8, 2005 | Matt Drudge
    The DRUDGE REPORT has learned from a top GOP operative that the Republican National Committee will provide state parties with a web video prior to release tomorrow afternoon that shows a white flag waving over images of Democrat leaders making anti-war remarks. The ad is in response to the controversial comments Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean and 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry made earlier in the week. A Democratic strategist who had the web ad described to her said, “This is way over the top but we have no one to blame but Dean, Kerry and others who continue...
  • Boston mayor calls traditional Catholics 'hateful'

    12/02/2005 8:32:39 PM PST · by darkangel82 · 76 replies · 2,028+ views
    from an email ^ | Today | Brian Camenker
    Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has raised the level of rhetoric and insulted religious Catholics across the state by telling a homosexual newspaper this week that those who want to enforce the Church's teachings and instructions are, in his words, "hateful." Catholic Charities, an arm of the Archdiocese of Boston but run by a separate (and unfortunately, left-wing) board of directors, had announced that it was honoring Mayor Menino at its annual fund-raising dinner to be held next Friday, Dec. 9, at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Many religious Catholics were outraged and communicated with Archbishop Sean O'Malley that he should not...
  • Guardsman Caught On Tape Trying To Help Terrorists

    11/17/2005 4:49:21 PM PST · by Roscoe Karns · 20 replies · 2,035+ views
    Bare Knuckle politics ^ | November 17, 2001
    See undercover video at source link above.
  • 'Cheney is vice president for torture' (Alert: Another traitor in our midst)

    11/17/2005 6:17:39 PM PST · by Roberts · 63 replies · 1,824+ views ^ | 11/17/05 |
    A former CIA director has exclusively told ITV News that torture is condoned and even approved by the Bush government. The devastating accusations have been made by Admiral Stansfield Turner who labelled Dick Cheney "a vice president for torture". He said: "We have crossed the line into dangerous territory". The American Senate says torture should be banned - whatever the justification. But President Bush has threatened to veto their ruling. The former spymaster claims President Bush is not telling the truth when he says that torture is not a method used by the US. Speaking of Bush's claims that the...
  • Washington Post urged to probe Woodward's role in CIA case (Wilson calls for probe of Woodward)

    11/17/2005 12:11:41 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 200 replies · 5,286+ views
    Reuters ^ | nov. 17, 2005 | Adam Entous
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joseph Wilson, the husband of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame, called on Thursday for an inquiry by The Washington Post into the conduct of journalist Bob Woodward, who repeatedly criticized the leak investigation without disclosing his own involvement. "It certainly gives the appearance of a conflict of interest. He was taking an advocacy position when he was a party to it," Wilson said. Woodward testified under oath on Monday to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald that a senior Bush administration official casually told him in mid-June 2003 about Plame's position at the CIA. The surprise testimony appeared to...
  • MD4BUSH Asked To Come Forward

    11/07/2005 5:20:04 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 230 replies · 10,947+ views
    WBAL - TV (Baltimore, MD) ^ | November 7, 2005
    BALTIMORE -- For the first time, the operators of a California-based Web site are revealing they have evidence that an e-mail address from the Maryland Democratic State Party is associated with MD4BUSH. WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins said the operators of are not revealing the name behind MD4BUSH. But this is the first time that they are suggesting the state democratic party is associated with the MD4BUSH account on their Web site. Jim Robinson, the president of the conservative Web site, issued the following statement: "Free Republic has evidence that an (Maryland Democratic Party) e-mail address...
  • Bad Boys (FBI finds "deserting" police on New Orleans payroll don't exist)

    09/28/2005 1:11:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 848 replies · 39,375+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2005 | Tony Snow
    <p>Hours before New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass announced his resignation, Tony relayed some hot information he had heard from his Capitol Hill sources. It regarded an FBI investigation currently under way.</p> <p>You can go to the source above and listen to that segment of his radio show.</p>
  • "Ashamed Republican" Is An Embarrassed Democrat

    09/27/2005 11:57:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 89 replies · 4,456+ views
    Associated Press photo by Noah Berger ^ | September 26, 2005 | Kevin Aylward
    This guy is quite the media darling in California... The only problem is that he's a complete fraud. Here's the information on his political contributions, from the FEC: Eddy, Jeb Palo Alto, CA 94301 self/Software Author KERRY, JOHN F (D) President JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC. $250 05/23/04 Eddy, Jeb Mr. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Compton Fdn/Executive Director DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $250 02/25/04 Eddy, Jeb Mrs. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Compton Fdn/Executive Director DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $250 02/25/04 Eddy, Jeb Mr. Palo Alto, CA 94301 DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $500 08/11/03 Eddy,...

    09/22/2005 6:38:56 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 43 replies · 1,799+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/2205 | DEBORAH ORIN
    September 22, 2005 -- WASHINGTON — Two staffers on a Democratic political committee headed by Sen. Chuck Schumer are being investigated by the FBI for an alleged dirty trick — getting a Republican candidate's credit report illegally, officials confirmed yesterday. "We are investigating the matter jointly with the FBI," said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington. Phil Singer, a spokesman for the Schumer-headed Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said two staffers were instantly suspended — with pay — in July after admitting they obtained the credit report of...
  • Democrats revive filibuster threat

    09/21/2005 5:26:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 84 replies · 1,791+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/21/05 | Tom Curry
    WASHINGTON - President Bush’s nominee to the Supreme Court to replace Sandra Day O’Connor appeared to be skating on thin ice Wednesday, even though the president hasn’t yet revealed who the nominee is. In the war of nerves leading up to Bush's announcement of his next high court nominee, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and other Democrats were signaling Wednesday that the filibuster — extended debate in order to kill a nomination — is an option they might use.
  • An emotional moment and a misunderstanding (Broussard lied about death of Mother on Meet the Press)

    09/19/2005 12:32:42 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 90 replies · 3,925+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9/19/05
    WASHINGTON - The Jefferson Parish president's emotional retelling of a mother's desperate calls from a New Orleans nursing home included details that conflict with the timeline of the tragedy. The story, of a colleague's mother begging her son for rescue as flood waters rose after Hurricane Katrina, came to prominence on Sunday, Sept. 4, when Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, was interviewed by Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press. (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.) New details and interviews with the son whose mother died in the flood show that the tragedy unfolded from Saturday...
  • Congressman William Jefferson Used National Guard to Visit Home

    09/14/2005 8:19:33 AM PDT · by New Perspective · 47 replies · 1,966+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 13, 3005 | JAKE TAPPER
    Amid the chaos and confusion that engulfed New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck, a congressman used National Guard troops to check on his property and rescue his personal belongings — even while New Orleans residents were trying to get rescued from rooftops, ABC News has learned. On Sept. 2 — five days after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast — Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who represents New Orleans and is a senior member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, was allowed through the military blockades set up around the city to reach the Superdome, where thousands of evacuees had been...
  • Secret Service investigates posting about shooting Bush (by Chairman Nonviolent Coordinating Cmte)

    09/07/2005 11:18:09 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 85 replies · 3,601+ views
    AP ^ | 9/8/05
    Secret Service investigates posting about shooting police, Bush Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a student who suggested in an Internet posting that people taking necessities after Hurricane Katrina should shoot police officers, guardsmen and President Bush if necessary. Phillip Bailey, 21 and chairman of the University of Louisvill's Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, confirmed meeting with Secret Service agents on Tuesday. He said he does not regret his posting. He said he was trying to say that it's understandable for people to fight for survival and claims that he wasn't advocating violence. "I'm advocating that...