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  • Harry Reid is Considering Rule Change to Block Filibuster

    05/18/2013 4:14:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Well, Harry Reid is resorting to desperate measures in order to try and regain some power in the Senate. Reports say that he is getting ready to use the so-called “nuclear option” to change the senate rules so that 60 votes are no longer needed to block a filibuster. And it looks like President Obama will support Reid’s efforts if the Republicans try to block upcoming nominations. “If Senator Reid decides to do something on nominations, the president has said he’ll be there to support him,” a Democratic aide told the Post. "This would take away the right to...
  • Drugstores Now Selling Do-It- yourself DNA Paternity Tests

    02/15/2011 8:52:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/15/11 | Colby Hall
    Recent studies indicate that the number of fathers are unknowingly raising children that aren’t their own; roughly 2% of all fathers in the study are unaware that their wives gave birth to a child conceived with another man. A pretty small number to be sure, but 2% of the roughly 4 million fathers in New York city works out to 80,000 disappointed, angry and humiliated dudes walking around America’s largest city. Why is this suddenly relevant? Because NY drug store chain Duane Reade is now selling do-it-yourself paternity kits. Great. According to CBSNews New York: The do-it-yourself kits are
  • 'Stone Age' called insult (PC Alert)

    03/08/2007 10:12:04 AM PST · by BJClinton · 222 replies · 5,468+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2007 | Jennifer Harper
    Attention Fred Flintstone and the Geico cave guys: "Stone Age" is no longer acceptable, joining the list of other words and terms deemed offensive in polite society.
  • Texas to Install Border Web Cameras

    06/08/2006 5:11:55 PM PDT · by TexCon · 19 replies · 515+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 8, 2006 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The governor of Texas wants to turn all the world into a virtual posse. Rick Perry has announced a $5 million plan to install hundreds of night-vision cameras on private land along the Mexican border and put the live video on the Internet, so that anyone with a computer who spots illegal immigrants trying to slip across can report it on a toll-free hot line. "I look at this as not different from the neighborhood watches we have had in our communities for years and years," Perry said last week. Some say it is a dangerous idea and a waste...
  • Should Democrats nominate Al Gore as their 2008 presidential candidate?

    05/13/2006 10:13:42 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 100 replies · 2,245+ views
    Duluth Superior ^ | 5/12/06 | Wayne Masden
    He served two terms as vice president under a popular president. He then lost the presidency in a razor-thin election. After eight years, he repackaged himself and won the race for the White House and was re-elected in a major landslide. That person was Richard Nixon. What Nixon did in 1968, Al Gore could repeat in 2008. Like Nixon, Gore faces a nation divided by an unpopular war. And like Nixon, Gore could transform anti-war anger and general public malaise into votes. Moreover, Democrats, moderate Republicans and independents are eager for a change, and Gore could emerge as a central...
  • HELEN THOMAS ANGRY AFTER 'KILL SELF' OVER CHENEY COMMENTS PUBLISHED

    07/31/2005 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 314 replies · 8,933+ views
    Drudge ^ | 7-31-05 | Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN JULY 31, 2005 19:44:05 ET XXXXX HELEN THOMAS ANGRY AFTER 'KILL SELF' OVER CHENEY COMMENTS PUBLISHED White House press doyenne Helen Thomas is plenty peeved at her longtime friend Albert Eisele, editor of THE HILL newspaper in Washington, D.C. In a column this week headlined "Reporter: Cheney's Not Presidential Material," Eisele quoted Thomas as saying "The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar." Thomas also said: "I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if...
  • Is Internment on the Table?

    07/21/2005 4:58:24 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 193 replies · 3,756+ views
    How do prevent the stop-n-go jihad that is currently going on in London from happening here? Should we have an El Al if-you're-a-Muslim-you-don't-ride standard for our planes and trains? At the very least will those traveling on subways in this country have to carry their things in mesh, see-through carry bags like they do in many public high schools-- in reaction to Columbine-- in this Country? Clearly, their are many terror cells, native and foreign born , in this country. Monitoring mosques, forbidding muslims entry into certain engineering programs at our universities, massive deportations of problem muslims and ,gasp, a...
  • The Peter Pan Generation - (is Bill Cosby right about today's poor liberal leftist parenting?)

    05/14/2005 11:47:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,383+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 15, 2005 | LISA FABRIZIO
    Michael Eric Dyson’s tour for his book, Is Bill Cosby Right? (Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost its Mind?) has been busting out all over radio and TV in the past few weeks. In fact there’s been lots of talk about Bill Cosby’s remarks concerning declining morality and poor behavior stemming from a lack of parental responsibility that’s holding black kids back. Mr. Cosby laments the lifestyle of young blacks; from their dress, to their music, their views on sex, their language and their moral ethos in general. He believes that it is the fault of black parents for...
  • Democrats Threaten to Stop Senate Business if GOP Changes Rules on Judge Confirmations

    03/15/2005 12:22:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies · 9,554+ views
    Democrats Threaten to Stop Senate Business if GOP Changes Rules on Judge Confirmations By David Espo The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats served notice Tuesday that they will slow or stop most Senate business if Republicans unilaterally change the rules to assure confirmation of President Bush's controversial court appointments. Any such change would mark "an unprecedented abuse of power," Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., wrote Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. Reid, the Democratic leader, exempted military and national security legislation from the threat, and said Democrats would not block passage of measures needed to assure continuation of critical government services....
  • Bush to Create "Great Gated Community"

    01/16/2005 5:15:19 PM PST · by writer33 · 111 replies · 1,696+ views
    Counterjab ^ | 01/16/2004 | Chris Davis
    In a bold new plan, rumors surfaced, that Bush is planning to create a “Great Gated Community” across the Mexican and Canadian borders. Through an unnamed email and at CBS, Counterjab learned Bush had resolved to take major strides in immigration reform. Rather than proceed with stricter immigration enforcement, Bush has instead, decided to seal up everything, keeping us safe from terrorists. “This is utterly ridiculous. There’s no way we could get this proposal past the House of Representatives,” said an unnamed source at the White House. “This is a complete red herring. In fact, this email is highly questionable....
  • Ecuador Marks Anniversary of U.S. Dollar

    01/13/2005 7:12:34 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 563+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | Edison Lopez
    QUITO, Ecuador - Jorge Subia is nostalgic when he talks about this Andean nation's former currency, the sucre, and bridles with patriotic resentment when he recalls how it was replaced as the official legal tender by the U.S. dollar. "It's a national question of honor. The sucre was ours and now we have the dollar from the United States," said Subia, a truck driver. "The sucre was part of Ecuador, like the nation's flag or the national anthem." This week marks five years since former President Jamil Mahuad's Jan. 9, 2000, decision to phase out the sucre in favor of...
  • Zarqawi's mentor said to be killed by U.S. hit

    09/23/2004 1:05:36 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 21 replies · 1,114+ views
    Wash times ^ | 9/23/04
    BAGHDAD — The Muslim cleric responsible for the practice of beheading hostages in Iraq — including two Americans this week — has been killed in a U.S. air strike, a newspaper and Islamic clerics said yesterday. ------------------------------ The Muslim cleric, Sheik Abu Anas Shami, 35, was killed when a missile hit the car he was traveling in on Friday in the western Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, said the clerics, who have close ties to the family in Jordan. They spoke on the condition of anonymity. ----------------------------------
  • Anti-War.com vs. TastyManatees- Weblogs Awards Anti-War is in the lead over TastyManatees! Vote!

    12/07/2003 11:47:53 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 17 replies · 732+ views
    Tasty Manatees ^ | 12/7/03 | Ryan
    Vote for Tasty Manatees, Don't Let Anti-War.com win! Please take ten seconds to click on this link to the 2003 Weblog Awards and vote for Tasty Manatees. Apparently, Tasty Manatees is listed in the "Crawly Amphibians" category for some reason. I would really feel discouraged if more people voted for Anti-war.com over Tasty Manatees! [2nd Update- Anti-war.com has more votes for best blog than Tasty Manatees. Currently, about 1 in 15 of you are actually hitting the link and voting. Understandable, but please take ten seconds to make a statement that you do not agree with the rants of the...
  • Despite U.S. opposition, Israel says it will remove Arafat

    09/12/2003 3:35:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 76 replies · 301+ views
    AP | 9/12/03 | MARK LAVIE
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Over strong U.S. objections, Israel insisted Friday it will remove Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as an obstacle to peace, and one Cabinet minister said Israel "doesn't take orders" from Washington. Israeli leaders, however, left their statements intentionally vague and put off immediate action to avoid a direct clash with the United States, leave their options open and keep the Palestinian chief wary and guessing. The 74-year-old Palestinian leader was defiant, declaring that no one will "kick me out," after thousands of Palestinians poured into streets throughout the West Bank and Gaza to support him. The Israeli...