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  • Pagan author, activist talks in Ithaca on possibilities for a more peaceful world

    10/11/2003 5:04:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies · 315+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, October 11, 2003 | By KELLI B. GRANT
    <p>ITHACA -- With the right attitude and a bit of magic, another world is possible, according to a Pagan author and activist.</p> <p>Starhawk spoke to more than 200 people Wednesday, encouraging them to take an active role in changing the world for the better. Citing Dion Fortune's definition of magic -- "the art of changing consciousness at will," Starhawk asked people to be aware of "broken things" in today's society, such as increased corporate control and global effects of American policies.</p>
  • Taking a Stand On the Gun Debate

    12/27/2015 6:26:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 75 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-24-15 | Mat Thompson
    I am a lifelong sportsman. I grew up in Texas, hunting with my Dad. I'm not sure if I learned how to ride a bike or shoot a gun first, but it was close either way. In addition to creating lifelong memories shooting and hunting with my father, I was educated on gun safety from a very early age. I was taught well, and became a very responsible gun owner and enjoyed sport shooting and hunting into my adult years. But then something started to change. I don't quite know what happened; it just seemed that firearms started becoming faster,...
  • Donald Trump Mocks Obama's Selfie-taking with Hilarious Video Compilation

    12/01/2015 1:42:27 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 27 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 11/30/2015 | John S. Roberts
    Obama is so concerned with what doesn't matter (himself) that he forgets he was elected to run a nation that benefits all Americans, not just secular elitists. History will not look favorably upon Barack, but at least we can look forward to looking at hundreds of his selfies which will eventually be turned into a book, ala Kim Kardashian.
  • John Kerry Has Bicycle Accident In France

    05/31/2015 3:03:07 AM PDT · by mkmensinger · 86 replies
    LBC ^ | 5=31=15 | LBC
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    12/05/2014 6:53:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 05, 2013 | Emily Zanotti
    EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE, SO HERE’S BARACK OBAMA AWKWARDLY DANCING WITH SANTA By Emily Zanotti on 12.5.14 Is it just me, or has this been the longest week in history? Literally, everything is terrible. I don't even know why.
  • On MSNBC, Graham Nash Blasts Koch Bros.; 'Execution' of Michael Brown

    10/29/2014 8:14:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 10/28/2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Monday's Morning Joe, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough prompted hippie icon Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame to promote his new song about the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Nash wildly contended that "what happened with...almost, the execution of Michael Brown, we had to say something."

    09/04/2014 6:06:26 AM PDT · by shortstop · 24 replies ^ | 09/04/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Of all the times not to have a president. As Russia casts it eyes across eastern Europe, and as the Islamic State spreads its filth across the Middle East, what a time not to have a president. At least not a functioning president. Because that’s what we have, a non-functioning president. He slams the lectern and condemns Republicans as he calls for a $15 wage for fast food workers, but two days later he seems detached and bored as he discusses an outfit that curses him and beheads us. We don’t have a functioning president. Not just a president with...
  • Beyonce the "Feminist." (Vanity - LOL!!

    08/26/2014 12:43:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 26, 2014 | Enterprise
    As some might know, Beyonce performed at the MTV awards. In the background was the word "Femninist." Just want to remind Y'all of her song where she sings the words "Bow down bitches."
  • David's Liberation Day (Barf Alert)

    05/19/2014 1:52:26 PM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    blogspot ^ | 5/14 | Dvorkin
    On May 19, 2009, along with a lot of other people, I was laid off from Quark. That was my best-paid job to date, and it would turn out to be my last full-time job. I was 65, working in a field (IT) that has always been notorious for age discrimination, and it was during the Great Recession, a.k.a. Yet Another Grim Republican Recession, a.k.a. Please Save Us Again, Democratic Party. Now, I’ve been laid off many times over the decades. (See my essay The Day Job.) This included times when I was in my forties, fifties, and even very...
  • Kerry Says NATO Territory Inviolable

    04/29/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 29, 2014
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Tuesday that NATO territory was inviolable and the alliance would defend every inch of it. “Today Russia seeks to change the security landscape of Eastern and Central Europe,” Kerry said in a speech in Washington. “We have to make it absolutely clear to the Kremlin that NATO territory is inviolable we will defend every single inch of it,” said Kerry.
  • The 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' President

    04/29/2014 6:16:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 4/29/2014 | Ed Lasky
    Presidents have been known for slogans that came to symbolize their agendas. There were the New Deal, Great Society, and New Frontier presidents. There was the president who spoke softly but carried a big stick. Then there is the president who should be known from now on as the “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” president: Barack Obama.
  • Ukraine’s ‘Jew Register’ Either a Hoax or a Crude Extortion Scheme [John F. Kerry Hoaxed]

    04/17/2014 3:09:42 PM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 38 replies
    Time ^ | 04/17/2014 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    A few anti-Semitic fliers in eastern Ukraine made global news after the U.S. Secretary of State spoke out against them. But on the evidence on display in Donetsk, the Jews of eastern Ukraine are in little danger
  • Must-See: Black Activists in Chicago Tell Obama to 'Just Quit' After State of the Union Address

    01/31/2014 5:34:40 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 1/30/2014 | Caleb Howe
    Tuesday night, activists in Chicago were interviewed shortly after the President delivered the State of the Union address, offering their perspective and feedback on what the President had to say. Rebel Pundit has released video of those reactions, including remarks from J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Joe Watkins, Founder of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender), and Mark Carter, of V.O.T.E., among other activists. Mark Carter commented, “We’d be better off with you cutting off your presidency right now. Just quit.”
  • VP to Father of SEAL Killed in Benghazi: ‘Did Your Son Always Have Balls the Size of Cue Balls?’

    10/26/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10*25*12 | Jason Howerton
    Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, called into “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV Thursday and recounted his interactions with the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden at the ceremony for the Libya victims at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He told host Glenn Beck that what they told him, coupled with new reports that indicate the Obama administration knew very good and well, almost immediately, that a terrorist attack was occurring in Benghazi, make him certain that the American people are not getting the whole truth. Vice President Biden, as he has become known to do,...
  • Poll shows Akin's slide in Missouri Senate race

    08/25/2012 5:19:39 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 66 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/25/12 | Kevin McDermott
    U.S. Senate challenger Todd Akin's support in Missouri has plummeted since his remarks a week ago about "legitimate rape" and pregnancy, putting him 9 points behind Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race he was previously winning, according to a new Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll.More than half of Missouri voters now view the Republican congressman unfavorably, the poll indicates, and fewer than one in five view him favorably.Akin's fall is especially dramatic among women. They were about evenly split between Akin and McCaskill in a similar poll at the end of July, but women now oppose him by almost 20 percentage points....
  • Romney gives Democrats ammunition in Detroit speech, says wife 'drives a couple of Cadillacs'

    02/25/2012 2:19:07 PM PST · by xzins · 112 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 03:49 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney spoke to several empty seats Friday in Detroit, in a speech that offered Democrats more fodder for their attacks and failed to deliver the major economic address his campaign promised. Television cameras showed rows of empty chairs as Romney rehashed many of the policies and quips he’d used in previous speeches, made a few jokes that appeared to fall flat with the audience and said that his wife, Ann, drives “a couple of Cadillacs,” which will likely give Democrats more ammunition for their depiction of him as rich and out of touch. The former Massachusetts governor also repeated...
  • Obama to Al Sharpton: ‘My Religious Faith’ Makes Me Believe Republicans Will Agree to Raise Taxes

    11/21/2011 7:15:02 PM PST · by Just4Him · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/21/2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    According to President Obama, his “religious faith” is what helps him continue to believe that Republican lawmakers will eventually raise taxes on wealthy Americans, who, Obama was sure to point out again, need to “pay their fair share.” Speaking to Reverend Al Sharpton following the Super Committee’s monumental failure Monday, the president stated his disappointment in Republicans for being “short-sighted” in not offering any serious revenues. “So the position they’re taking is short-sighted, but it must be my religious fait, reverend, cause hope springs eternal…”
  • “I Really Want You To Do My Vice-America President.” (Ambassador Doofus Huntsman)

    11/01/2011 9:16:18 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | October 31 | Geoffrey Sant
    When asked on the Colbert Report to speak Chinese, Huntsman spoke one sentence and then “translated” his words as “I just said you ought to consider being my running mate for vice president.” The studio audience roared in approval. Yet in reality, Huntsman’s mangled Chinese would translate as: “I really want you to do my vice-America president.” In this brief and simple sentence, Huntsman managed to (incorrectly) insert the word America in the middle of the Chinese word for vice president (fu-zong-tong); made a less-than-ideal choice of verbs; and combined my and American vice president in a way that implies...
  • Video: Perry’s cringe-worthiest debate moment

    09/23/2011 6:25:35 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 247 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/23/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    I mentioned Rick Perry’s DREAM Act debate blunder in my round-up post. It gets second place. The cringe-worthiest moment, by a hair, was when Perry botched what should have been his most potent attack on Mitt Romney’s chronic flip-flopping. As I noted on Twitter when it happened, any random high schooler at the CPAC conference in Washington could have done better than this. If this is how Perry’s going to take Obama on in debates, we’re in trouble. Someone inject him with some Red Bull and a dash of Herman Cain’s personality.**snip** Perry said he’s in favor of making English...
  • Obama State Senate Records Show Him as Confused, Off-Topic

    08/06/2011 10:04:22 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/5/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Barack Obama served in the Illinois State Senate from 1997-2004 before being elected to the United States Senate that year. President Obama has characterized his tenure in the body as a time of building consensus between the two parties and pushing through important legislation. Upon a look of the actual transcripts of his Senate tenure, there is a different picture. While he does address some issues, such as lead poisoning, rent control, and municipal issues, many of these are not earth-shattering or reducing regulation or taxes. You can find some of his transcripts per year simply by looking at the...
  • Chris Matthews: Palin Is "Profoundly Stupid"

    05/18/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies ^ | 5-18-11 | Guy Benson
    Biting and insightful commentary from Captain Legthrill, who once stated on air that the Panama Canal is located in Egypt.
  • Raw: Obama Plays Soccer In Rio (video)

    03/20/2011 10:47:49 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 30 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 20, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    During a visit to a Rio de Janeiro slum, President Barack Obama joined a group of children as they kicked around soccer balls. (March 20)
  • Police say texting man drove car into Waters River

    02/23/2011 9:18:16 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 2/23/11 | Ethan Forman
    DANVERS (MA)— A driver who police said was texting behind the wheel managed to escape serious injury late Sunday night after his car plunged off the Water Street bridge and into the Waters River. Police plan to summons Gerald Maher, 21, of 195 Maple St., Danvers, to court for negligent operation of a motor vehicle and texting while driving, police Capt. Pat Ambrose said. The charge of texting behind the wheel carries a civil fine. Just where the car — a white, 1999 Nissan Altima — landed in the river remained a mystery yesterday. Maher, who was alone in the...
  • Mortgage Company To Pay $2.1 Billion In HUD Discrimination Settlement (ANDREW CUOMO)

    10/16/2010 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 11 replies
    CNN- All Politics FROM 1998 ^ | 1998 | CNN- All Politics
    WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, April 3) -- Accubanc Mortgage Corporation of Dallas,Texas, has agreed to a pay $2.148 billion in a settlement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development for discrimination in loan practices. HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced the largest settlement ever in an unfair housing dispute. Accubanc will make the money available through mortgage loans and program development to increase home ownership over the next three years. The loans will allow 15,700 low- and moderate-income families and minority families to obtain home mortgages that were previously denied. Accubanc is expected to take a loss on the loans, although the...
  • Levi Johnston takes back his Palin apology

    08/26/2010 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 26, 2010
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin's grandson, says he wishes he hadn't apologized for telling lies about the former Alaska governor because he's "never lied about anything." Johnston says in an interview on CBS' "The Early Show" to air Friday that he wishes that he hadn't issued the apology to Palin.
  • Ashton Kutcher Blames Republicans For Oil Spill (Need I say more?)

    06/05/2010 10:20:11 PM PDT · by This Just In · 55 replies · 1,307+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | June 5, 2010 | Greg Gutfeld
    Daily Gut: Ashton Kutcher Blames Republicans For Oil Spill Posted By Greg Gutfeld You know what I do when I’m confused about an issue? I turn to Ashton Kutcher. And whatever he says – the opposite is true. (see :53 – 1:10 [1]) Leave it to Ashton to use catastrophe as a club to beat Republicans with – although the last time I checked Obama favors drilling – and most of America agrees. Except of course those shallow, stupid celebs who think their private jets fly on pixie farts. But hey, if it hadn’t been for greenies, this whole mess...
  • Dodd: Obama will be elected to a second term 'overwhelmingly'

    02/15/2010 9:55:47 PM PST · by kingattax · 76 replies · 1,860+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/10 | Eric Zimmermann
    President Obama will be "re-elected overwhelmingly," Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) confidently predicted today. Appeaing on Imus in the Morning, Dodd rejected a comparison between Obama and Jimmy Carter and said Obama will be more politically successful. "No, no, no. You're wrong on that," Dodd told Imus of the Carter comparison. "That's a mark we'll put it down. This man will be reelected and reelected overwhelmingly." Meanwhile, speaking of his own decision not to run for re-election, Dodd said he would not run even if he was 100% sure he would win. Dodd recounted making the decision as he visited Ted...
  • If you give a Doofus the Presidency

    02/04/2010 12:21:17 PM PST · by syc1959 · 3 replies · 350+ views
    nobarack08 ^ | Feb 4, 2010 | syc1959
    If you give a Doofus the Presidency, He’s going to expect you believe him. When you ask him tough questions, he’ll tell you tall tales. When he’s finished with tales, he’ll smile with glee. Looking for others to blame and to smear, make them your villains, with him if you dare. Then onto the business, he wants to control. It’s for our own good, how often we’re told. Read the entire post... Based on the childrens book; If You Give A Mouse a Cookie by : Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • Sharpton threatens to sue Rush over op-ed remarks

    10/17/2009 4:36:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies · 4,101+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2009
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday threatened to sue conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh for writing in a column that the civil rights leader played a role in two New York race riots. In a column published by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday about his derailed bid to become part-owner of the St. Louis Rams, he accuses Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson of making comments that helped get him booted from a group that was trying to buy the NFL team. Limbaugh derided Sharpton as having played "a leading role in the 1991 Crown...
  • Olbermann's latest low blow

    10/17/2009 2:59:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 62 replies · 3,214+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2009 | Editorial
    MSNBC uber-dork Keith Olbermann has done it again. The cable channel's principal pontificator -- in naming syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin "the worst person in the world" on Wednesday night -- blasted her "total mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk, fascistic hatred, without which Michelle Malkin would just be a mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it." blogger Megan Carpentier found Olbermann's remarks more than slightly misogynistic, and said, "By attacking Michelle Malkin's politics with an assault on women of every political persuasion, and then indicating a desire to see her physically harmed, a person might understandably get the idea that...
  • Payback: Obama Was Told Trip Would Win Olympics

    10/08/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT · by Judges Gone Wild · 57 replies · 2,066+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/05/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Quote: President Obama took his chances on a high-profile visit to Copenhagen because the White House was getting a "clear message" that his presence could clinch the Olympics for Chicago, The Chicago Tribune reports. "The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts," said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser. "The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference." President Obama first tried lobbying quietly through phone calls, and had not decided until a few days before...
  • Obama is becoming the omnipresident

    10/05/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT · by Saije · 25 replies · 1,042+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/5/2009 | Gene Healy
    "No-drama Obama"? The president's flight to Copenhagen make a personal pitch for holding the 2016 Olympics in Chicago was an audacious move -- and a dramatic failure. "Second City Absorbs Its Latest Defeat," read the (rather snotty) headline in the New York Times. But shed no tears for Chicago...With a projected half-billion-dollar deficit next year, the Second City is better off without the Games. We can't say the same for Obama's reputation after his in-person appeal failed to get his adopted hometown past the first round of voting. What new project can the president undertake to save face? How...
  • Democrat says GOP wants sick to just 'die quickly' (Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla.)

    09/30/2009 3:55:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 2,148+ views
    AP on San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 9/30/09 | Ben Evans - ap
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans say it's payback time for the recent reprimand of one of their own for heckling President Barack Obama. They want a Democratic lawmaker to apologize or face a reprimand for saying the GOP wants Americans to "die quickly" if they get sick. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla. – a first-term congressman known for a provocative style – refused to back down on Wednesday. As Republicans threatened to introduce a resolution disapproving of his remarks, he returned to the House floor and mocked their outrage by citing research showing that nearly 45,000 people die each year for lack...
  • Man wanted by FBI arrested in Tel Aviv (KKK fugitive!)

    07/13/2009 4:17:51 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 22 replies · 1,331+ views
    Y-Net ^ | 7-13-09 | Adva Naftaly
    US national Micky Louis Mayon, one of the FBI's 100 most wanted criminals, was apprehended in an apartment in Tel Aviv's Florentine neighborhood Sunday by a newly-created task force dealing with illegal immigration. Mayon, 33, is wanted in the US for several federal crimes, including membership in the Ku Klux Klan, the burning of vehicles belonging to federal judges and several charges of severe violence. According to intelligence information relayed by Interpol, Mayon has been residing in Israel illegally since entering the country in 2008 and has changed his location every couple of days since his arrival. Mayon was transferred...
  • AP INVESTIGATES: Obamas take a walk, holding hands in the evening (Why I love the Drudge Report)

    05/03/2009 2:11:11 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 61 replies · 3,423+ views
    The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night. After a date night out on Saturday evening, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama decided to take a stroll when their motorcade arrived back at the White House. So they began walking on the driveway of the White House South Lawn while holding hands. First they passed the West Wing, then their children's swing set. They kept walking, swinging their hands together. There were no Secret Service agents right behind them - the agents stood off... (read the story for more) As the Obamas walked behind shrubbery...
  • OBAMA: The White House Has a Flickr Stream [CAPTION TIME]

    04/29/2009 2:35:09 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 24 replies · 703+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 30 April, 2009 | Gizmodo
      The White House just put up a Flickr Stream (291 photos uploaded yesterday, 1 uploaded today) of their comings and goings. These are some pretty good shots.If you can't get enough of your Obamas and Bidens and Emanuels and presidential dogs, look no further. If not, look at little further.  Also, if you've got one of those digital picture frames with Flickr support, you can probably hook up your frame to directly feed photos from the White House stream and pretend you're some kind of secret agent or witch, being able to see their every move. [Flickr] - Gizmodo  
  • Caption Biden

    04/27/2009 2:48:15 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 33 replies · 687+ views
    Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Armando Robles a worker at Serious Materials Chicago, Monday, April 27, 2009, in Chicago. The company formally known as Republic Windows and Doors declared bankruptcy in December 2008, leaving over 260 people unemployed. Serious Materials acquired the assets of the factory in February and plans to rehire 250 union employees tied to spending under the Recovery Act Vice President Joe Biden. left, listens as U.S. Sen. Roland Burris introduces U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin while speaking at at Serious Materials Chicago, Monday, April 27, 2009, in Chicago Vice President Joe Biden tours an assembly...
  • (FLA) Driver asleep in car parked at intersection

    04/27/2009 2:02:28 PM PDT · by llevrok · 7 replies · 868+ views
    CRESTVIEW -- Around 6 a.m. on April 18, officers were called to investigate a car that had been parked and left running for about an hour at an intersection. When they arrived, they found a man asleep in the driver's seat and a woman sleeping on the back seat, according to the driver's Crestview Police Department arrest report. The officer reached in and turned the vehicle off. He then woke up the driver and asked him why he was sleeping in a car at an intersection. He didn't answer, but later said he was "sleepy." He said that he had...
  • Caption Obama

    04/20/2009 11:53:22 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 42 replies · 1,124+ views
    President Barack Obama points to a familiar face in the crowd as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House after returning to the United States Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) talks with Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega (L) as U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for a meeting with Central American leaders at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain April 19, 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at the official dinner of the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, April 18, 2009. U.S. President...
  • Caption Obama spending rare time at WH

    04/14/2009 8:27:22 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 36 replies · 2,166+ views
  • Bush said “nu-cu-lar,” Obama says “de-fib-ulator,” we say, “Hah!”

    03/23/2009 10:20:44 AM PDT · by slomark · 23 replies · 977+ views
    [Video, photo, definitions] According to the media we hate, George Bush was a moron for saying, “Nu-cu-lar” (despite the fact that he captained a nu-cu-lar submarine, Jimmy Carter said it the same way). We’re still waiting to hear how stupid Barack Obama is for mispronouncing “defibrillator” on the Tonight Show. Guess the story was simply lost in the flood of mainstream reportage of the President’s “Special Olympics” quip. Oddly enough, ...
  • Doofus of the Day: Ben Ehrenreich thinks ending Israel will bring "peace"

    03/15/2009 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Alouette · 24 replies · 1,719+ views
    Vicious Babushka ^ | Mar. 15, 2009 | Ben Ehrenreich
    Zionism is the problem The Zionist ideal of a Jewish state is keeping Israelis and Palestinians from living in peace. By Ben Ehrenreich It's hard to imagine now, but in 1944, six years after Kristallnacht, Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, felt comfortable equating the Zionist ideal of Jewish statehood with "the concept of a racial state -- the Hitlerian concept." For most of the last century, a principled opposition to Zionism was a mainstream stance within American Judaism. Even after the foundation of Israel, anti-Zionism was not a particularly heretical position. Assimilated Reform Jews like...
  • Franken Demands 'Immediate and Intensive' Search for 133 Lost Ballots

    12/04/2008 11:50:37 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 96 replies · 2,969+ views ^ | 12/04/08 |
    The Al Franken campaign is demanding the Minnesota Secretary of State oversee an “immediate and intensive search” for a lost envelope in November’s election. The lost envelope contains 133 ballots from Minneapolis Ward 3, Precinct 1. Minneapolis Ward 3, Precinct 1 covers the Dinkytown neighborhood and includes a large population of students at the University of Minnesota. "These ballots must be found,” Franken attorney Marc Elias said. “The outcome of this election is at stake. But let me be clear: The integrity of this election is also at stake, as is the integrity of Minnesota's electoral process. We won't stand...
  • John Kerry cranky over Barack Obama’s Hillary Clinton pick

    12/02/2008 12:06:25 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 74 replies · 3,440+ views
    Word from Capitol Hill is that, despite his kind words for Hillary Clinton yesterday, Sen. John Kerry is angry and disappointed about not being considered a serious candidate for Barack Obama’s secretary of state. “He’s pretty PO’d,” said Someone Who Knows. “After going from the early front-runner to not even being considered, he’s pretty disappointed.” Kerry yesterday issued a statement congratulating Clinton on her nomination for the globe-trotting gig. “President-Elect Obama has chosen a terrific national security team to protect our security and help restore America’s rightful place in the world,” Kerry’s statement read. “As Secretary of State, my friend...
  • Minnesota "Recount": More Ballots Being "Recounted" than Cast on Election Day - All For Franken!

    11/20/2008 2:06:47 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 2,537+ views
    COLEMAN CAMPAIGN NOT HAPPY WITH FRANKEN'S GAIN IN RAMSEY Mike Roman, Coleman's lead representative in Ramsey County, says he remains unsatisfied with the apparent emergence of 12 new ballots in a St. Paul precinct, but that the campaign's only recourse might be to take the issue to court — a step that would be made by campaign officials superior to him. The issue could be important because, as of Thursday afternoon, Franken had picked up at least 13 more votes than he did Election Day. The concern arose late yesterday when the total number of ballots sorted in Ward 3,...
  • To the moon, troll, to the moon!

    11/19/2008 1:26:03 PM PST · by CHR · 2,381 replies · 14,852+ views
    <p>During the cold war, JFK claimed to have gone to the moon. He got congress to spend billions on his moon landing and pretended america landed there, convincing congress to give him billions, the fakeness of the landing is well documented.</p>
  • Could recount referee’s résumé color the result? [MN-Frankenslime]

    11/11/2008 7:27:14 PM PST · by Gondring · 45 replies · 849+ views
    [Minneapolis] Star Tribune ^ | November 11, 2008 - 8:38 PM | KATHERINE KERSTEN, Star Tribune
    Let's assume the 32 disputed ballots in Minneapolis were legitimate. Let's assume the newly discovered 100 votes in Pine County -- all for Al Franken -- were just overlooked by a sleepy official, and the 100 votes found in Mountain Iron -- again, all for Franken -- were valid. Let's suppose the trickle of votes moving inexorably in Franken's direction is just a function of a normal process, as Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's office assures us. One fact remains troubling. The referee in Minnesota's hotly contested Senate race must act in a nonpartisan fashion, yet Ritchie came to office...
  • E-Voting Machines ZOTTED Writer Without a Home

    11/07/2008 1:10:45 PM PST · by CabaCibi · 52 replies · 3,526+ views
    The Intelligence Daily ^ | Jason Leopold
    Electronic voting machines that a Michigan election official said last week incorrectly tabulated vote counts during pre-election tests in the state were used in Minnesota where the senate race between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken is in dispute.
  • Franken refuses to concede

    11/05/2008 6:10:55 AM PST · by pabianice · 52 replies · 4,400+ views
    Fox News Live | 11/5/08
    Coleman wins by 1000 votes. Franken refuses to concede -- promises court fight.
  • Vulgar mockery of Christians: Is this what we want in a U.S. senator?

    10/22/2008 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 38 replies · 1,438+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | October 22, 2008 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    I get it -- Al Franken is a serious senatorial candidate despite his penchant for the pornographic. Franken's one-liners about rape and oral sex and his leering fantasies about big-busted women were just for yucks, right? Last June, DFL bigwigs chose to forget about their man's decades-long record of sexual crudity after he hooked the endorsement by putting on a serious face and saying "sorry" at the party's convention. But Franken didn't apologize for another aspect of his trash-talking shtick. He's aimed some of his most offensive material at religious believers, particularly Christians. Why hasn't this been aired in public?...