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  • I, Barack: Obama References Himself Twelve Times in Latest Fund-raising Email

    07/17/2014 7:45:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    But enough about me. Let's talk about how you feel about me . . . Maybe Barack Obama should modify his famous New Age-y line, uttered after the 2008 Super Tuesday results, to read "I am the one I have been waiting for." In recent times, it's become an entertaining parlor game to count the number of self references in President Obama's public statements. The latest opportunity to play the game comes via a fund-raising email the prez sent out this morning. Defiantly entitled "I Won't Apologize," the short message contains by my count no fewer than 11 self-references [12...
  • Military color guard to march in gay pride parade

    06/07/2014 5:34:01 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    For the first time, a U.S. military color guard is expected to march alongside rainbow flags in Washington’s gay pride parade. The Washington Post ( ) reports an eight-member color guard team from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington is scheduled to lead off the parade Saturday. The Department of Defense authorized the participation. Organizers and military gay rights groups say this is a first nationwide for a gay pride parade. The color guard will present the American flag and flags of each military branch. Capital Pride organizers requested color guards in the past but were rejected.
  • Gay and lesbian troops perform in drag on American military base

    03/03/2014 9:48:23 AM PST · by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity · 35 replies
    The Week ^ | 3/2/2014 | Jordan Valinsky
    Troops based at the Kadena Air Base in Japan know how to party. On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown in support for the base's recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army's LGBT community. Navy Lt. Marissa Greene told Stars and Stripes she only expected to sell 75 tickets for the variety show, but ended up selling more than...

    11/12/2013 8:22:13 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 43 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | staff
    The state Senate, as expected, overwhelmingly approved a marriage equity bill today, sending the measure to Gov. Neil Abercrombie who has vowed to sign it and make Hawaii the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. An invitation-only bill-signing ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hawaii Convention Center's Liliu Theater
  • Boston Red Sox having "Gay Pride Day" at Fenway Park this Thursday, June 6!

    06/04/2013 11:17:06 AM PDT · by massmike · 52 replies ^ | 06/04/2013 | n/a
    Yet another place to keep your children away from. This Thursday evening, June 6, in an outrageous show of anti-family radicalism, the Boston Red Sox are celebrating Gay "Pride Night" at Fenway Park at their home game with the Texas Rangers. This is an official celebration of "Gay Pride Week" (going on now) and the Red Sox will be donating money to support the week's "gay" events. According to the official "Pride Week" website, the Red Sox are partnering with the Boston Pride Committee, and this is an "official 2013 Pride Event." Furthermore, during the game, Boston's "LGBT community will...
  • Joe Biden: U.S. nearly got power of the papacy

    03/20/2013 10:14:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-20-13 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday the U.S. “almost had a chance at power” of the papacy, asserting that Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley nearly got elected pope. “We almost made it big,” Mr. Biden said. “We almost had a chance at power. We came that close, that close.” ~snip~ The vice president also read the first line of a poem by his grandfather called “My Mother’s Land A-Ruin,” the first line of which went: “Oh how I hate the name of England …” Mr. Biden asked members of the media to consider his recitation humorous.
  • Rob Portman's Selfish Reversal on Marriage Is a Triumph for Gay Rights (You decide: Barf Alert?)

    03/17/2013 5:39:47 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 3/15/2013 | Noah Berlatsky
    (The Republican senator's embrace of marriage equality shows just how successful advocates have been in linking the personal with the political.) Rob Portman, Republican Senator from Ohio and a former frontrunner to be Mitt Romney's running mate, has declared that he now favors gay marriage. As Portman says in an op-ed for the Columbus Dispatch, his change of heart was personal: That isn't how I've always felt. As a congressman, and more recently as a senator, I opposed marriage for same-sex couples. Then something happened that led me to think through my position in a much deeper way. Two...
  • Honolulu PRIDE Parade

    06/01/2012 11:57:56 PM PDT · by Kenika · 5 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, 1 Jun 13 | Honolulu Pride Parade to feature its first gay military color guard By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:3
    Honolulu Pride Parade to feature its first gay military color guard By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 01, 2012 For the first time in the history of the Hono­lulu Pride Parade, a gay military color guard will lead the procession through the streets of Waikiki now that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed. Active-duty service members who are also part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will march Saturday, carrying the flags of the different branches of service. Login for more...
  • Retired Army colonel charged with stealing

    01/05/2012 11:39:48 AM PST · by SandRat · 40 replies
    This Colonel is a disgrace. He should face a Military Gerneral Courts Martial. Then on conviction he could have his discharge changed to a Dishonerable Discharge, be reduced in rank to E-1, get Federal Military Prison time, and loose all pay and benefits.
  • Obama Mocks Republicans As Too Stupid To Understand His Entire Jobs Bill At Once…

    10/17/2011 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Qbert · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/17/2011 | Zip
    Jackass. (The Hill) —  President Obama started off his three-day bus tour kicking Senate Republicans for blocking his jobs bill, saying he is breaking up his plan because “maybe they just couldn’t understand the whole thing at once.” Speaking in Asheville, N.C., a favorite locale of Obama’s, the president began his tour by criticizing Senate Republicans for blocking his $447 billion bill last week, and challenging Congress to pass the bill in “bite-sized pieces.” The president said that in blocking his bill, Senate Republicans — he did not mention the two Democratic ‘no’ votes — “said ‘no’ to you.” “Sixty-three...
  • Jimmy Carter Hopes for ‘Pleasure’ of Meeting North Korea’s Leaders

    04/26/2011 7:33:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | Monday, April 25, 2011 | Christopher Bodeen
    Beijing (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he hopes to meet with North Korea's reclusive leader during a visit aimed at assessing severe food shortages and discussing the revival of nuclear disarmament talks. Carter is making the three-day visit to North Korea this week accompanied by former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Brundtland and former Irish President Mary Robinson. The four are members of a group of retired world leaders called the Elders founded by former South African President Nelson Mandela. Carter said the group "would like very much" to meet with North...
  • Krugman tries to move on, stumbles

    01/13/2011 2:54:30 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 13, 2011 | Richard Baehr
    Paul Krugman is back to discussing income inequality on his blog, following a very negative reaction to his disgraceful column on the Tucson shootings, in which he led a left wing chorus arguing that Gabrielle Giffords was brought down by a gunman undoubtedly influenced by Arizona's climate of hate, engendered by talk radio, Sarah Palin, Fox News, and other assorted villains on the right. Krugman writes for the New York Times, and the paper's editorial on the mass murder doubled down on Krugman's obnoxious take on the event. Charles Krauthammer did the best, and hopefully lasting damage to Krugman's already...
  • Visiting Ground Zero, Asking Allah for Comfort (NY Slimes Out-Does Itself In Brazen Moonbattery )

    09/10/2010 1:09:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 9, 2010 | Sam Dolnick
    Nearly every Sept. 11 since Sept. 11, Hadidjatou Karamoko Traoré has made sure that her three children were dressed in their best clothes, and taken them from their tidy brick home in the Bronx to the pit where the World Trade Center stood, and where her husband, their father, worked and died. After the attacks, all that was found of Abdoul-Karim Traoré, a cook at the Windows on the World restaurant, were his leather wallet, his identification cards and a few coins. “I like to go down there and pray and see the place and remember,” said Mrs. Traoré, a...
  • Rep. Barney Frank Causes Scene Demanding Discount

    07/28/2010 4:17:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 28, 2010 | Biggirl
    Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island's popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday. Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn't have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID.
  • Byrd may lie in state

    06/28/2010 1:05:11 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 168 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | June 28, 2010 | Erika Lovley
    Sen. Robert Byrd may join Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy among historic figures who have lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda — an honor only bestowed upon 28 other Americans over the past 160 years. Senate leaders are likely to make a request for Byrd to lie in state, aides said Monday, but they are still awaiting approval from Byrd’s family to go ahead with a formal resolution that would allow Byrd’s casket to rest under the dome for a public viewing. With a career that spanned nearly 58 years and ranked him as the longest-serving member in congressional...
  • Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving U.S. Senator, Dies at 92

    06/28/2010 2:35:45 AM PDT · by careyb · 268 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/10 | Staff

    06/21/2010 11:31:22 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 23 replies ^ | 06/21/2010 | Staff
    he American Family Association today criticized President Barack Obama for celebrating households headed by "two fathers" in his Father's Day proclamation. In his June 18 proclamation, the president said, "Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by...two fathers." "This is the first time in our nation's history that a president has used Father's Day as an excuse to promote the radical homosexual agenda and completely redefine the word 'family,'" said AFA president Tim Wildmon. "Virtually all Americans have the common sense to recognize that children need both a mother and a father. Rudimentary biology tells us...
  • Have you ever had one of those days?

    05/31/2010 8:21:31 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 128 replies · 3,331+ views
    Press photo | May 31, 2010 | N/A
    Have you ever had one of those days? On vacation. Taking care of the kids. Forgetting you will be photographed.
  • JetBlue flies pink for Gay Pride Weekend

    05/15/2010 2:05:24 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 31 replies · 1,220+ views ^ | 05/14/2010 | By Kristopher Hanson
    LONG BEACH - Fueled-up on free champagne and eager for a weekend of revelry, 110 passengers flew into Long Beach aboard a specially chartered JetBlue flight Friday honoring Gay Pride Weekend. The traditionally quick and uneventful flight from San Francisco to Long Beach was transformed into a party replete with pink cocktails, pink cupcakes, flight attendants' uniforms in pink and 90 minutes of entertainment from comedian Pam Ann. The idea of a JetPride flight comes as the New York-based carrier has grown gradually more involved in the city's second-largest annual event, which draws some 70,000 people to Long Beach annually,...
  • President Obama Picks His Nose on Live TV

    02/27/2010 2:23:43 PM PST · by blueyon · 38 replies · 1,780+ views
    self ^ | 2/27/10 | blueyon
    Obama's pick of the day...thought you would enjoy a laugh
  • Et tu, Barack? America betrays Britain in her hour of need

    02/25/2010 4:27:00 AM PST · by Schnucki · 31 replies · 830+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | February 25, 2010 | Toby Young
    It was a headline I never expected to read: “US refuses to endorse British sovereignty in Falklands oil dispute.” Washington has declined to back Britain in its dispute with Argentina over drilling rights in the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. President Obama’s position is one of strict neutrality, refusing to take sides. According to the State Department: We are aware not only of the current situation but also of the history, but our position remains one of neutrality. The US recognises de facto UK administration of the islands but takes no position on the...
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • Auburn (NY) police chief wants officers to write at least one ticket a day to raise money for city

    01/13/2010 10:54:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | January 13, 2010, 6:00AM | By Scott Rapp /
    Auburn, NY -- Three days before Christmas, Auburn Police Chief Gary Giannotta laid down the law for his command staff. At the closed meeting Dec. 22 in the department basement, Giannotta gave this ultimatum: Tell your patrol officers to write more vehicle and traffic tickets — at least one each per shift — or there will be repercussions for those who don’t.... Threatening to punish employees who fail to make a ticket quota violates state labor law. Tuesday, the Auburn police union took Giannotta to task for his proclamation, and two college criminal justice experts questioned the ethics of his...
  • C-Span 2 Coverage of Senate Debate LIVE

    12/20/2009 5:36:09 PM PST · by WashingtonSource · 455 replies · 6,951+ views
    C SPAN ^ | December 21, 2009 | C-SPAN
    Health Care Legisaltion: 1:01 am ET 1st procedure vote.
  • Japan expert to ABC : Yes, Obama’s bow made him look like an idiot

    11/15/2009 5:13:39 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 198 replies · 7,894+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So much of an idiot, in fact, that according to Tapper’s source, at least one Japanese paper isn’t running the photo out of embarrassment. This tool actually groveled himself into a minor international incident. The good news for O-bots? It wasn’t unprecedented. Nixon evidently made a modest bow to Hirohito in the early 70s. The bad news? “Obama’s handshake/forward lurch was so jarring and inappropriate it recalls Bush’s back-rub of Merkel. “Kyodo News is running his appropriate and reciprocated nod and shake with the Empress, certainly to show the president as dignified, and not in the form of a first...
  • Obama disgraces our Nation and Troops by refusing to show them some respect (photo as evidence)

    11/12/2009 12:33:02 AM PST · by Prole · 69 replies · 5,677+ views
    Flickr ^ | November 12, 2009 | Flickr
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I apologize up front for this vanity, but this photo is very telling. In the photo, we see our military rendering honors to the Veterans (both deceased and still with us). Why is it that this punk stands there with his hands folded? He makes it really obvious that he could really care less about America and our great Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Merchant Marines. Why does he fail to salute our Veterans and our great society?
  • Pelosi : Moron who accused GOP of wanting people to die quickly shouldn’t apologize

    10/01/2009 12:52:43 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies · 900+ views
    Hot Air ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A communique from the conscience of our nation, who was so troubled by Joe Wilson’s outburst that she not only made sure he was censured — after he apologized to Obama — but then proceeded to tear up publicly over the state of political discourse in America, just to let you know how much she cares. How much ? This much: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says there’s no reason for Rep. Alan Grayson to apologize for his “Die quickly” remark, since Republicans have made statements just as outrageous as his. “If anybody’s going apologize, everybody should apologize,” Pelosi told...
  • Kennedy to be buried at Arlington

    08/26/2009 9:08:42 AM PDT · by tapatio · 46 replies · 1,922+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 26 2009 | Mark Murray
    A U.S. defense official confirms that the late Ted Kennedy will be buried at Arlington Cemetery -- date and time still TBD. The official expects he will be buried at the John F. Kennedy gravesite, but that is also still TBD. Any sitting or former senator is eligible for burial at Arlington Cemetery, but Kennedy's military service alone does not qualify him for burial there since he did not retire from the Armed Forces. His military service alone only qualifies him to be cremated and inurned at the Columbarium at Arlington
  • Congress to Pass[ed] Dramatic Global Warming Bill Members Could Not Possibly Have Read

    06/28/2009 10:54:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies · 844+ views
    John Shadegg Site ^ | June 26, 2009 | John Shadegg
    Shadegg: This legislation will affect the livelihoods and lives of every single American, yet it will have been impossible for any Member of Congress to have read before the vote occurs.Today, Congressman Shadegg (AZ-3) released the following statement regarding House consideration of the Majority’s so-called “Cap-and-Trade” bill: “Late this afternoon, during floor debate, the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House acknowledged that the 300-page manager’s amendment adopted by the Rules Committee at approximately 4 a.m. this morning was still being “integrated” into the 900-page bill by the House Clerk. The Speaker Pro Tempore noted that this task was being done...
  • Hey Sanford! Did Obama put you up to this?

    06/25/2009 7:42:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,111+ views
    SFGate: Bronstein at Large ^ | 6/25/9 | Phil Bronstein
    Let me just say it before a commentator on Fox does: This whole Mark Sanford mess is a Barack Obama conspiracy. The sad spectacle of Mr. Sanford's teary confessional is designed, at least in some part, to make the President look even better by comparison than he already does. You think it was a coincidence that as the Governor was into the meat of his dishonor, the CNN scroll noted that President Obama was going to the Vatican to meet with the Pope? I have my own views about the Obama press machinery and resultant seduction quotient. But this latest...
  • Obama at Georgetown: The mystery of the missing sign [Free Republic cited]

    04/16/2009 7:32:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies · 3,458+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | By Julia Duin
    When President Obama gave his economics speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday, several folks noticed something was missing. That "something" was an ancient monogram -- the letters IHS -- that symbolizes the name of Jesus. It was missing from a wooden archway above the dais in Gaston Hall where the president delivered his 45-minute speech. The gold-lettered monogram appeared near a painting of three female figures -- symbolizing morality, faith and patriotism -- and decorative edging along the wall that spelled out the Jesuit motto "Ad majorem Dei gloriam"—"To the greater glory of God." Georgetown was founded by the Jesuits....
  • Barack Obama rejects Normandy trip to avoid offending Germany

    04/06/2009 4:20:18 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 169 replies · 6,021+ views ^ | April 2, 2009 | Toby Harnden, US Editor, and Henry Samuel in Paris
    Barack Obama, concerned about offending Britain and Germany, rebuffed strenuous attempts by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to persuade the new American president to make a trip to Normandy this week. White House officials travelled to France at the start of March to discuss a visit by Mr Obama to Omaha Beach, the site of the American Cemetery, established in 1944 just after D-Day and where 9,387 American personnel are buried. Among them is Theodore Roosevelt Jr the eldest son of the 26th US President. French officials and senior American military officers walked with White House staff through the cemetery...
  • I Would Still Vote For Obama

    03/09/2009 3:00:33 AM PDT · by LifeComesFirst · 67 replies · 1,689+ views
    Forbes ^ | 03/09/09 | Christopher Buckley
    Our choice, last fall, was between an angry 73 year old with a legislative record far from consistently conservative, who nominated as his running mate a know-nothing religious extremist; on the other side was an appealing, thoughtful man who--for a brief shining moment--seemed to be more than the sum of his ideological parts. If I had to vote all over again, I'd pull the same lever. Maybe I'm obtuse. Or maybe I just haven't yet entirely given up on the old audacity of hope.
  • Bush & Obama: A Tale of Two Inaugurations

    01/24/2009 8:48:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 13 replies · 406+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 23, 2009 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama, I was impressed by the graciousness and civility by the two presidents at the platform during the transition. To tepid applause, Mr. Obama began his Inaugural Address by thanking George W. Bush for his service. As the camera panned to Mr. Bush, the 43rd president seemed non-responsive, sad. After the ceremony, the Obamas and Bushes slowly descended the Capitol steps together, almost arm in arm—two presidents and two first ladies, two couples, four Americans, four people. They chatted quietly, amicably. The Obamas escorted the Bushes to the helicopter. They hugged, shook hands, George...
  • FROM AFTAH (Americans for Truth)

    01/15/2009 4:02:16 PM PST · by FutureRocketMan · 4 replies · 439+ views ^ | 1/15/09 | Peter LaBarbara
    Dear AFTAH Readers, This e-mail offers only a snippet of AFTAH’s exclusive story about a yet another homosexual orgy, this one planned for the luxurious Doubletree Hotel at 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW in Washington, D.C. hotel this Inaugural Weekend – a cornucopia of deviance that we hope will be closed down due to our reportage. It is a shocking expose that once again testifies to man’s capacity for extreme wickedness and debasement in the pursuit of sin. The “gay” movement to “normalize” homosexuality is evil, and so we should expect that astounding evils would emanate from it – which...
  • "Three terms for Barak Obama??

    01/15/2009 11:10:42 AM PST · by curth · 78 replies · 1,531+ views
    AOL ^ | Jan 14th 2009 | Mark Impomeni
    With President-elect Barack Obama set to take the oath of office to begin his first term, one New York Congressman wants to make it possible for him to one day serve a third. Representative Jose Serrano (D) has introduced a bill in the House to abolish the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which limits presidents to two consecutive terms or ten years in office. Until 1951, there was nothing preventing a president from seeing election for more than two terms. But all presidents prior to Franklin Delano Roosevelt honored a tradition begun by George Washington and served only two consecutive...
  • Homosexual Hate

    11/13/2008 3:38:30 PM PST · by FutureRocketMan · 14 replies · 927+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | 11/12/08 | Americans for Truth
    This is disgusting, watch this video. Also, key in on the last words the anchor said. El Wrongo!!
  • Charlie Gibson Goes From Most Respected Anchor to Foolish Disgrace

    09/14/2008 4:57:31 AM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 79 replies · 665+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/08 | Yomin Postelnik
    Electoral victories of Democrats is a matter the media elites take immensely personal. Bill Clinton’s victory in ’92 was seen as their victory, the ascension to power of all children of the 60s (although Clinton is more conservative than they are, we must bear in mind that perception always trumps reality when it comes to the whimsical allegiances of superficial media elites) . Their fierce allegiance has now transferred to their replacement hero, Obama, who is far more radical than Clinton ever was and who may be even more radical than the media elites are themselves. So it’s understandable that...
  • Court prevents demolition of Jerusalem terrorist's home

    09/02/2008 8:17:22 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 154+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 03/09/2008 | Tomer Zarchin
    The High Court of Justice on Tuesday issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the Israel Defense Forces from demolishing the home of the terrorist who gunned down eight students at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem in March. Attorney Andre Rosenthal petitioned the court on behalf of the terrorist's father, Hisham Hussein Abu Dhaim, arguing that the IDF Home Front Command was planning to demolish the second and third floors of a four-storey building owned by the terrorist's family in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and that the second floor was rented out to foreigners while the third floor...
  • Still a Mouthpiece - Ex-Bushie Writes For New Masters

    05/31/2008 12:20:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 160+ views ^ | May 31, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    SCOTT McClellan has learned the profound wisdom of the old Groucho Marx line about not wanting to belong to any club that would have him. The former press secretary has written a scathing memoir about his time in the Bush administration - but nothing he says in his book, dully titled (appropriately enough) "What Happened," is as damning as the fact that he spent nearly three years as White House press secretary. Likable, but maladroit and plodding, he was the perfect spokesman for the administration of Harriet Miers, Michael Brown and Al Gonzales. For anyone who doubted that President Bush...
  • Some War Dead Were Cremated at Facility Handling Pets

    05/31/2008 8:48:47 AM PDT · by Dazed_Catt · 31 replies · 72+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2008 | Ann Scott Tyson
    The U.S. military has, since 2001, cremated some of the remains of American service members killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere at a Delaware facility that also cremates pets, a practice that ended yesterday when the Pentagon banned the arrangement...............
  • U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice. Military apologizes.

    05/17/2008 5:09:19 PM PDT · by Prole · 170 replies · 1,512+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2008 | CNN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A soldier used the Quran -- Islam's holy book -- for target practice, forcing the chief U.S. commander in Baghdad to issue a formal apology on Saturday. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond apologizes after a soldier admitted using the Quran for target practice. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, apologized to leaders in Radhwaniya, in the western outskirts of Baghdad, for the staff sergeant who was a sniper section leader assigned to the headquarters of the 64th Armored Regiment. He also read a letter of apology by the shooter. It was the first...
  • Craig Arrested, Pleads Guilty Following Incident in Airport Restroom

    08/27/2007 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Shermy · 612 replies · 59,633+ views
    Roll Call ^ | August 27, 2007 | John McArdle
    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon. Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8. A...
  • Democrats' Disgrace

    08/14/2007 11:47:33 PM PDT · by gpapa · 28 replies · 1,546+ views ^ | August 15, 2007 | Tony Blankley
    Sometimes we can better understand where we are politically from afar than from within. Consider this assessment from Europe's biggest and Germany's most influential magazine, Der Spiegel, this week: "The wind has shifted in Washington. America, not just its president, is at war. The Democrats are still critical of the failed Iraq campaign, but they are no longer opposed to the "War on Terror" in general. It has been accepted, and not just as a metaphor Ninety-two percent of Americans are opposed to an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, and a majority doesn't want to see the U.S.'s special detention camp...
  • US Senate to open with Hindu prayers

    07/04/2007 1:28:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 293 replies · 6,548+ views
    Times of India ^ | 27 June 2007
    History will be created when a Hindu prayer will be recited at the opening of the US Senate in Washington DC on July 12. Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain, said that he had been officially asked to say the prayer. He said he believes this may be the first time any Hindu prayer is delivered in the Senate since its formation in 1789. Zed is likely to choose the prayer from the Rig Veda, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita. He said he plans to start and end the prayer with 'Om', the mystical Hindu syllable. The full text of the...
  • Senator Embarrassment (Hannity eviscerates pompous RINO)

    06/28/2007 5:40:44 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 67 replies · 3,096+ views ^ | 6/28/07 | Ben Johnson
    During his appearance yesterday on The Sean Hannity Show, Sen. George Voinovich displayed a rare public trifecta of vices: he was ill-mannered, ill-informed, and condescending. In other words, he was the perfect image of those who oppose securing our borders, winning in Iraq, and keeping our economy out of recession. In the most elegant and dignified talk show appearance since Lester Maddox walked off The Dick Cavett Show, Voinovich demonstrated profound ignorance, indicted an entire communications medium, and told his constituents not to trouble their political masters. (You can listen to the audio here.) Sean Hannity opened his program by...
  • Mary Winkler gets 60 days in mental hospital..

    06/08/2007 12:07:20 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 75 replies · 1,337+ views
    Court TV
    Mary Winkler guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the March 2006 killing of her minister husband, Matthew. Judge gives her only 60 days in mental hospital............................
  • Deep-six the Law of the Sea

    05/21/2007 11:09:52 AM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 108 replies · 2,890+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 21, 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Deep-six the Law of the Sea by Phyllis Schlafly Posted: 05/21/2007 Borrowing the famous words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away," we can now see that old treaties never die, they can be resurrected years or even decades after taking what we thought was a knockout punch. President George W. Bush is scheduled to announce any day that he will breathe new life into the old United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which President Ronald Reagan rejected in 1982. Bush's National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley has asked Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
  • A day in the life of Pres. Bush (4/22/07): news/pics from WH Correspondents Dinner (welcome back TS)

    04/22/2007 3:44:34 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 218 replies · 3,944+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush spent the weekend in Washington where they attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner last night. The Washington Post described the President's appearance this way: The evening took a turn toward the somber when the President took the stage. After a videotaped message from David Letterman ("Top 10 George W. Bush Moments"), he said, "In light of this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech I've decided not to be funny." And with that he handed the lectern over to Rich Little. "I'm not here to make any political points," the veteran...
  • Senate Shame

    04/20/2007 6:32:24 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 18 replies · 863+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 20 April 2007 | Staff
    U.S. Attorneys: Democrats turned the Senate Judiciary Committee into a circus-like political rally Thursday, complete with chants from costumed demonstrators. Alberto Gonzales was the most sober man in the room. How does "The World's Greatest Deliberative Body" treat the nation's chief law enforcement officer? With his panel breaking for lunch, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy was seen giggling as a departing Attorney General Gonzales was subjected to crowds holding up signs and bellowing "Resign!" in the hearing room. After Gonzales returned for the afternoon session, noisy demonstrators were allowed to roam freely around the room with their placards. At the...