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  • CDOT's "Push Poll" On I-70 Expansion Draws Pushback

    05/21/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Westword ^ | April 24, 2017 | Alan Prendergast
    A telephone survey seeking opinions about the expansion of I-70 through east Denver is generating irate protests from some respondents, who say the survey seems designed to elicit positive responses about the purported benefits of the $1.8 billion project."It was one of the most one-sided push polls I ever listened to," Larry Patchett, a production technician for public television, wrote in a complaint to CDOT. "The entire thing was just a series of opportunities to validate your suppositions and PR spin on the I-70 Ditch project." The project, which would replace a crumbling six-lane viaduct with a below-grade, partially covered...
  • Rand Paul defies McConnell to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/25/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/15 | Barbara Boland
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced late Friday that he will "use every Senate rule" to force his Senate colleagues on the record after fellow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blocked his amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. If Paul gets enough senators to sign his petition, he can go around McConnell and force a vote. "I'm prepared to use every Senate rule at my disposal to force my colleagues on record whether they like it or not," Paul wrote Friday night. "Under Senate rules, if enough Senators are willing to stand with me and sign a petition demanding a vote,...
  • GOP Rep (Charlie Dent PA) Blames Cruz For Shutdown

    10/07/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 51 replies ^ | Oct 7, 2013 | CNN (Youtube)
    GOP Rep Blames Cruz For Shutdown - YouTube Republican Rep. Dent: "Ted Cruz put us in a ditch without a plan to get out"
  • A Stimulus Project that LITERALLY runs (and runs the economy) into a DITCH!

    12/01/2010 2:23:22 PM PST · by Frankusa
    During the midterm election campaign, President Obama repeatedly used his now-infamous “car in the ditch” analogy to falsely illustrate how Republicans had run the US economy into a ditch. At the time, I posted a YouTube video connecting the President's so-called "shovel ready projects" - which Obama recently conceded are non-existent - to the “ditch” analogy. The point, and the analogy, I was trying to make was that the President's astronomically exorbitant stimulus package was funding non-existent projects, consisting of non-existent shovels, that were digging, or running, the economy into a ditch. However, upon reading an article, written in August...
  • Obama Joke of the Day - November 10

    11/10/2010 7:34:59 PM PST · by toma29 · 2 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 11/10/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    At a recent metaphor-filled speech in which he was demonstrating the past eight years of the Bush Administration, Obama unveiled the new GM Obamobile, which is capable of driving itself once you load the onboard teleprompter with the proper instructions. The car went about fifty feet when it made a sharp turn and ran completely over Nancy Pelosi. After an investigation, GM technicians found that as the teleprompter was loaded every other 'D' was replaced with a 'B'. Americans sighed in relief because that was the end of Pelosi and the "Ditch" reference. Useful Info Nation
  • CNN Mocks Obama's 'Arsenal Of Metaphors'

    10/27/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 34 replies
    Hope for America ^ | Oct. 27, 2010 | Staff
    Funny vid at the link . . .
  • Obama Uses Car & Slurpee Metaphors Again. Let's Hear Your Best One About His Policies

    09/21/2010 8:47:15 AM PDT · by toma29 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/21/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    So Obama attends a Sestak fundraiser and he uses his secret weapon, "Democrats are trying to pull the car out of the ditch while the GOP is just sitting back and sipping on a Slurpee"...again. (Michelle is now proposing to ban Slurpees, especially GOP ones.) How many times does the TOTUS have to tell Obama to say this before he realizes the TOTUS is a Tea Party member? And how many times do reporters have to ask Who gets the car?So now I ask you to give me your best analogies and metaphors about Obama's policies. I'm sure you can...
  • The Obvious Fault In Obama's Car Analogy

    08/23/2010 11:32:54 PM PDT · by tysonbam · 11 replies
    Rancor News ^ | August 24th, 2010 | Tyson Bam
  • County to ditch smoking Obama pic

    04/26/2010 11:37:56 AM PDT · by BigMacGOP · 21 replies · 1,349+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 4/26/10 | AP
    HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - The Adams County Courthouse meeting room will soon be getting an official portrait of President Barack Obama nearly 18 months after Obama was elected. The portrait will hang in a spot that had held a framed black-and-white photo showing the president with a cigarette hanging from his mouth. That photo drew a complaint from a county official who found it disrespectful.
  • French: Air France plane hit the sea belly first

    07/02/2009 5:38:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies · 2,661+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday July 2, 2009, 4:18 pm EDT | Greg Keller and Emma Vandore,
    Air France Flight 447 slammed into the Atlantic Ocean, intact and belly first, at such a high speed that the 228 people aboard probably had no time to even inflate their life jackets, French investigators said Thursday in their first report into the June 1 accident. ... Problematic speed sensors on the Airbus A330-200 jet that have been the focus of intense speculation since the crash may have misled the plane's pilots but were not a direct cause, Bouillard said... ;... The plane was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when it went down in a remote area of...
  • American pilot talks about her experience on US Airways flight

    02/01/2009 10:57:16 AM PST · by txroadkill · 39 replies · 2,698+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Jan 30, 2009 | Terry Maxon
    The Allied Pilots Association, which represents American Airlines pilots, sent out this account Friday afternoon. Rather than repeat what the APA wrote, I'll provide it in its entirety: The following is an exclusive account for our members from one of our pilots who was onboard US Airways Flight 1549 when the pilots made a successful emergency ditching into New York's Hudson River. First Officer Susan O'Donnell is a LGA-based 767 pilot. She resides with her family in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Susan is a former Navy pilot, hired at AA in February 1990. She has flown the 727, F100, A300 and...
  • Clinton says US in a ditch (Bill in Vegas campaigning for Obama)

    10/19/2008 8:25:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 437+ views
    Former President Bill Clinton says the next president's job will be to get the U.S. "out of the ditch." Clinton told a rally of Barack Obama supporters in Las Vegas Sunday that the Democratic presidential hopeful was the best candidate to free up the credit markets, revive the economy and restore the country's image abroad. Clinton says when he saw how Obama handled the economic crisis, "I said to myself, this guy can be president."
  • Ditch US In Terror War, Say 80pc Britons

    08/16/2006 7:07:18 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-17-2006 | Toby Helm - Philip Johnston
    Ditch US in terror war, say 80pc of Britons By Toby Helm, Chief Political Correspondent and Philip Johnston (Filed: 17/08/2006) A majority of British people wants the Government to adopt an even more "aggressive" foreign policy to combat international terrorism, according to an opinion poll conducted after the arrests of 24 terrorism suspects last week. However - by a margin of more than five to one - the public wants Tony Blair to split from President George W Bush and either go it alone in the "war on terror", or work more closely with Europe. Divided state: The public wants...
  • EU Hosts Last-Ditch Talks On Iran

    01/29/2006 7:43:47 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 311+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-30-2006
    EU hosts last-ditch talks on Iran Western powers suspect Iran's nuclear ambitions are not peaceful The EU is set to hold last-minute talks with Iran - at Tehran's request - to try to resolve a stand-off over Iran's controversial nuclear programme. Iran requested the meeting with envoys from Britain, France and Germany. Foreign ministers from the EU-3 will also discuss the issue at separate talks in London with their counterparts from the US, Russia and China. On Thursday, the UN nuclear watchdog is due to hold urgent talks and could refer Iran to the UN Security Council. The EU and...
  • DFU SONG: Alone Again Naturally (Cindy Sheehan, back in Crawford, will moan again, naturally)

    11/26/2005 7:51:40 PM PST · by doug from upland · 46 replies · 1,092+ views
    DFU SONGS | 11-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - ALONE AGAIN NATURALLY - scroll down on the site until you find it Back to Crawford Cindy went...she sits down inside her tent There's a handful there who will say that they care She is nuts, it's evident She'll be camping in the ditch...she has really found her niche There is love and peace...followers get fleeced She is up for her performance She says that she was the spark who got it started That happened at the instant when her mind had departed She takes her show on the road...she is a pantload She'll moan again, naturally...
  • Sheehan Protest Spurs County Action

    09/14/2005 5:15:54 AM PDT · by texianyankee · 18 replies · 874+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | September 14, 2005 | Tommy Witherspoon
    Citing public safety concerns, not a desire to limit anti-war demonstrators, McLennan County commissioners on Tuesday approved an order to prohibit parking along 23 miles of county roads surrounding President Bush's Crawford-area ranch. In a 4-1 vote, commissioners and County Judge Jim Lewis ordered no parking or stopping of vehicles along portions of Prairie Chapel, Hester, Old Beulah, Morgan, Mattlage, Homestead, Quiet Valley, Canaan Church, Coryell City, Bohne, Spross, Castle Creek and West Middle Bosque roads. The vote comes nearly two weeks after the end of anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's monthlong peace vigil near the Bush ranch. The controversial vigil...
  • The Return of Cindy Sheehan

    08/25/2005 6:32:02 AM PDT · by jhouston · 7 replies · 437+ views (lefty blogger) ^ | 08/24/2005 | (lefty blogger)
    ...When Cindy walked through the gate, there were a few people who booed and hissed, but I don't think Cindy was able to hear them over the cheers of her supporters. A few moments later in the lobby of the airport, Cindy was givine a quick statement to the assembled media and activists, when the airport intercom interrupted with the following message: (Paraphrasing) "Welcome to Waco Texas: Bush country. Passengers going to Dallas, flight 1234, please prepare to board at gate 2" This elicited a few cheers from the anti-peace supporters int he airport. I'm sure they thought they got...
  • Go Home and Take Care of Your Kids

    08/22/2005 12:17:17 PM PDT · by jhouston · 83 replies · 2,706+ views
    huffington blogs ^ | 08/22/2005 | Cindy Sheehan
    I have received dozens of emails with this heading: Go Home and Take Care of Your Kids. I think of all the name calling and unnecessary and untrue trashing of my character, this one offends me the most. What do the people who send me this message mean?
  • Sheehan on Anderson Cooper 360 (Caught in lie)

    08/15/2005 6:57:27 PM PDT · by jhouston · 67 replies · 4,780+ views
    CNN Transcripts ^ | 8/15/2005 | Anderson Cooper
    On Anderson Cooper 8/15/2005; COOPER: You were also quoted as saying, "My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel. You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism." How responsible do you believe Israel is for the amount of terrorism in the world? SHEEHAN: I didn't say that. COOPER: You didn't say that? OK. SHEEHAN: I didn't -- I didn't say -- I didn't say that my son died for Israel. I've never said that. I saw somebody wrote that and it wasn't my words. Those aren't even words that I...
  • CA: Governor to ditch board cuts (needs more work)

    02/17/2005 8:39:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 228+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/16/05 | GaryDelsohn
    Abandoning one of his most far-reaching and controversial proposals since taking office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to withdraw his plan to eliminate 88 regulatory and policy-setting boards and commissions, sources close to the governor said Wednesday. In a letter the administration plans to deliver to the state's Little Hoover Commission today, Schwarzenegger concedes the proposal needs further review. Members of the commission, which has held hearings on Schwarzenegger's proposal and plans to release a highly critical assessment at its meeting next Thursday, have already recommended that the government reorganization be scaled back substantially. Included on Schwarzenegger's hit list were...