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  • Democratic National Committee gets new logo, slogan [ “Change That Matters.” ........]

    09/15/2010 1:27:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies
    Democratic National Committee gets new logo, slogan By: James Hohmann September 15, 2010 03:27 PM EDT Eager to bridge a daunting enthusiasm gap, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine recited a list of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments Wednesday to an auditorium packed with George Washington University College Democrats. It came as he unveiled a new web site, a new logo and a new slogan for his party: “Change That Matters.” As he went down a longer list, Kaine spoke passionately of how Democrats delivered an economic stimulus (he would only call it “the Recovery Act”) and “the Affordable Care Act”...
  • Donkeys Escape From Live Nativity Scene in Colorado

    12/25/2009 6:36:33 AM PST · by combat_boots · 11 replies · 592+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, December 24, 2009 | UNK
    <p>PrintShareThisA living nativity scene in near the Colorado ski resort of Vail almost had to go without two crucial actors when two donkeys escaped.</p>
  • Two years in jail for donkey video

    11/13/2009 4:16:54 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies · 515+ views
    France24 ^ | 12/11/2009 | Onnik Krikorian
    Two Azerbaijani bloggers were sentenced to jail on Wednesday. Charged with "hooliganism", the pair were arrested shortly after posting a satirical video online which mocked the government's alleged purchase of a dozen - suspiciously priced - 41,000 dollar donkeys from Germany. After already four months of detention, Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli are now beginning sentences of two years, and two years six months, respectively. They were charged for fighting with a pair of men in a cafe in Baku, something which they immediately reported to the police as an unprovoked attack, but which led to their arrest the same...
  • Afghanistan election run-off will be logistical nightmare (Some ballots delivered by donkeys)

    10/25/2009 6:35:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 434+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10/20/09 | Ben Farmer
    Afghanistan election run-off will be logistical nightmareGrowing Taliban power, inaccessible terrain and non-existent infrastructure makes the Afghan run-off a huge logistical challenge. By Ben Farmer in Kabul Published: 9:22PM BST 20 Oct 2009 A fleet of 3,500 trucks will be needed to carry voting materials to the polling stations and 3,000 donkeys to get people to remote areas. Afghanistan's 94,000 soldiers and 84,000 police, backed by 100,000 Nato-led forces, will be on duty to protect polling stations, but hundreds more will be judged too dangerous to open. Around 6,500 polling stations were opened for the Aug 20 poll, but many...
  • President Obama backs millionaire's tax

    07/22/2009 6:32:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 604+ views
    politico.com ^ | July 22, 2009 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    President Barack Obama used a prime-time news conference Wednesday to urge Americans to get behind his flagging health care reform efforts in Congress, seeking to reassure an increasingly jittery public that the government can overhaul the system without jeopardizing the care most citizens currently receive. Obama endorsed a House committee’s plan to fund part of the new program by imposing a surtax on families making over $1 million a year – but insisted he would not support any bill that helped fund the $1 trillion plan with a tax on middle-class families. “To me, that meets my principles,” Obama said...
  • Reid, McConnell to preach unity Sunday

    01/02/2009 4:30:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 1,361+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-01-02 | John Bresnahan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be on different networks Sunday, but both will offer the same basic message — they need to work together for the good of the country and the success of President-elect Barack Obama.
  • Anybody know the story behind Palin's Donkey scarf? (vanity!)

    10/23/2008 12:48:21 PM PDT · by RonnieFan · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    Jezebel ^ | 10-23-23 | me
    Several left-wing blogs are all atwitter about a picture of Sarah Palin from a rally in Reno, Nev., Oct. 21 which shows her wearing a red, white and blue scarf with what appears to be donkeys on it. Anyone know the story behind this? I did a Google search and gave up after 5 pages of left-wing sites commenting on it. Linked is one example from a site called Jezebel at http://jezebel.com/5067233/is-sarah-palin-making-an-ass-of-herself
  • THE BOTTOMLESS VICIOUS DISHONESTY OF DEMOCRATS [Dr. Jack Wheeler]

    04/11/2008 6:34:23 PM PDT · by shield · 25 replies · 291+ views
    To The Point News ^ | April 11th, 2008 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    It's not widely recognized that the Wall Street Journal is a left-wing rag, a propaganda organ for the Democrat Party no less than the New York Times. That's because people compare the editorials, not the news coverage. The WSJ is a schizophrenic, split-personality paper with a pro-America editorial page (yes, except for their open-borders nonsense), while that of the NYT's is so anti-American it is often outright treasonous. But if you focus on the front section news coverage, you'll see little difference between the two. A perfect example is this "news" story of April 7 in the WSJ:Democrats' Hopes for...
  • How Wild Asses Became Donkeys Of The Pharaohs

    03/10/2008 4:55:47 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 737+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-10-2008 | Andy Coghlan
    How wild asses became donkeys of the pharaohs 21:00 10 March 2008 NewScientist.com news service Andy Coghlan The ancient Egyptian state was built on the backs of tamed wild asses. Ten skeletons excavated from burial sites of the first Egyptian kings are the best evidence yet that modern-day donkeys emerged through domestication of African wild asses. The 5000-year-old bones also provide the earliest indications that asses were used for transport. The skeletons suggest that the smaller frames of today's donkeys hadn't yet evolved. Instead, the bones resemble those of modern-day Nubian and Somali wild asses, which are much larger than...
  • DEMOCRAT IOWA DEBATE-LIVE THREAD (Snow White Socialist and The Seven Mental Dwarves)

    12/13/2007 10:48:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 504 replies · 3,403+ views
    Me | 12-12-07 | TCRLAF
    Democrat Debate on CNN at 2PM Didn't see a thread posted for this yet!
  • Marijuana advocates want Ricky in Denver

    10/02/2007 8:26:04 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 10 replies · 141+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2 Oct 2007 | AP
    DENVER (AP) - A group that led a campaign to legalize marijuana possession in Denver is posting a billboard advertisement encouraging suspended running back Ricky Williams and the Broncos to get together. Williams applied for NFL reinstatement this week, his agent said. Williams has played in only 12 NFL games since the start of the 2004 season, but rushed for 3,225 yards in 2002-03. His current suspension began in April 2006 after he violated the league's drug policy for the fourth time. He tested positive for marijuana this April, again delaying his return. Williams remains under contract with Miami, where...
  • THE DEMS' KARMIC DILEMMA. Pay it Forward

    01/18/2007 12:01:26 PM PST · by Checkers · 7 replies · 1,178+ views
    tnr ^ | Post date 01.12.07 | Issue date 01.22.07 | Michael Crowley
    Hours after Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as House speaker last week, Democratic Representative Rahm Emanuel held a celebratory reception at Johnny's Half Shell, an upscale Capitol Hill restaurant. Having just overseen his party's victorious campaign as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (dccc), Emanuel resembled a mafia don who had taken down a rival family and was now receiving visitors (Harold Ickes, Paul Begala, James Carville) to kiss his ring. Filing into the restaurant along with the giddy Democrats, however, was a crowd with markedly longer faces. These were Republicans attending a reception for Arizona Senator Jon Kyl,...
  • Cutler replaces Plummer as Denver QB

    11/28/2006 8:44:57 AM PST · by Terpfen · 44 replies · 522+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | November 28, 2006 | Unattributed
    DENVER -- Jay Cutler's been the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback all of one practice and he's already a rattled rookie. Cutler was playing it cool in his first interview at the podium when fellow rookies Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler began heckling him from the side. Cutler tried to keep from laughing and couldn't. "I'm excited," Cutler said. "And a little nervous." The Cutler Era has officially started. Coach Mike Shanahan ended the speculation Monday by elevating the rookie to starting quarterback for the rest of the year, sending Jake Plummer to the bench. "He's our future, he's our present,"...
  • Muslim Terrorists : A rush to suicide?

    08/17/2006 9:56:38 AM PDT · by afnamvet · 13 replies · 963+ views
    email ^ | unknown | unknown
    Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. Let's see now: No Jesus. No Wal-Mart. No television. No cheerleaders. No baseball. No football. No basketball. No hockey. No golf. No Internet. No tailgate parties. No Home Depot. No hot dogs. No burgers. More than one wife. (HELLO, ARE YOU CRAZY?) Rags for clothes and towels for hats. Constant wailing from the guy in the tower. No chocolate chip cookies. No Girl Scout cookies. No Christmas. You can't shave. Your wives can't shave. You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over...
  • Dean and Pelosi - The Gums of August

    05/11/2006 5:15:02 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 4 replies · 383+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, May 9, 2006 | John Burtis
    Dean and Pelosi - The Gums of August By John Burtis Tuesday, May 9, 2006 Rising from the windy plains like twin pillars of fire, braying with the ungodly howls of a brace of hell dogs, the twin slavering Hounds of the Tyndalos have laid bare their party’s plans for usurping governmental power and returning it to the proper and passionate elites. Ayuh, the left’s premier field commanders, Nancy Pelosi, the woman who would be Speaker at the moment of victory, and Howard Dean, who will return to the sodden comfort of his ordure peppered Green Mountain pastures, come victory...
  • Donkeys misbehavin' (Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party')

    04/13/2006 4:00:52 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 10 replies · 1,102+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Apr 13, 2006 | Monique E. Stuart
    It seems almost any crime can be excused or ignored if the perpetrator is a Democrat. A married Democrat mayor can be caught smoking crack cocaine with a prostitute and, even after he is convicted and sentenced to prison, manage to return to public office. A married Democratic senator who leaves a party with a single young woman and gets into a drunk-driving accident that kills her does not merely avoid jail time, but retains his Senate seat and indeed goes on to become one of the most powerful politicians in his party. Wholesale corruption, election fraud, kickbacks, bribery, espionage,...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....03-16-06....JohnHuang2's ~ My Two Cents

    03/15/2006 9:35:45 PM PST · by Billie · 235 replies · 1,394+ views
    JohnHuang2, Billie | JohnHuang2
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Help For Ethiopia's Beasts of Burden

    08/13/2005 3:28:38 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 3 replies · 229+ views
    BBC ^ | 11 August 2005 | Mohammed Adow
    The donkey is a highly valued animal in Ethiopia. They provide the transport that brings food and water to millions of peasants in the remotest parts of Ethiopia, where there are no roads or communications. With an estimated five million donkeys, Ethiopia is believed to have the second largest donkey population in the world, after China, which has more than 12 million. Because of poor treatment, Ethiopia's donkeys get sick frequently and to cater for the health of these vital animals, a hospital has been set up for them. The Donkey Sanctuary is in Debre-Zeit 45km (28 miles) east of...
  • BUSH MOTORCADE PASSES WAR PROTESTORS

    08/12/2005 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 93 replies · 2,091+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 08/12/2005 | AP
    CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush and his motorcade passed the growing camp of war protesters outside his ranch Friday without incident. As Bush passed on his way to and from a political fundraiser, law enforcement blocked two intersecting roads where the demonstrators have camped out all week. Officers required the group to stand behind yellow tape, but no one was asked to leave. The motorcade didn't stop. Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who started the vigil along the road leading to Bush's ranch, held a sign that read: "Why do you make time for donors and not for me?" It...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....08-11-05....Democrats enjoy Near-Life experience

    08/10/2005 9:27:25 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 79 replies · 875+ views
    JohnHuang2; Aquamarine | JohnHuang2
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...