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  • The Senate Race That Couldn’t Be Lost—And Was A lesson in political humility. Read more:

    07/29/2014 4:07:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-29-14 | Larry Sabato
    If there is one nightmare common to all U.S. senators, it’s the possibility of an unexpected upset by an underdog challenger come Election Day. Not only do they lose their seat, but the shock of defeat becomes one of the most notable parts of their biography. This November, no one wants to be the Senate’s Eric Cantor. For my money, one of the most jaw-dropping Senate results in modern history occurred exactly 50 years ago. It’s barely remembered even by the political community, but it shouldn’t be forgotten. This old race teaches enduring lessons about politics, and in 2014 we’ll...
  • “Texas Gosnell” sued for nearly killing woman in abortion as new details revealed

    03/24/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    One week after the Texas Medical Board dismissed a complaint against the infamous Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen due to “insufficient evidence,” Karpen committed a wildly botched abortion on Melanie Mendoza. The event occurred a year ago, but new legal documents have come to light revealing new facts about the case. Thanks in part to the testimony of three of his former employees to Operation Rescue last year, America finally came to see Douglas Karpen as the “Texas Gosnell” that he is. Karpen is accused of routinely murdering babies born alive after his unsuccessful abortions, often very large babies whose abortions...
  • Sen. Rubio, ‘You Know Nothing About Our Border’: Arizona Sheriff Hammers Immigration Bill

    08/13/2013 10:57:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | Sara Carter
    SIERRA VISTA, Arizona — Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels doesn’t mince words. He’s angry that local law enforcement and the citizens who call the Southwest border home have been left out of the decision making process when it comes to security and immigration reform. Dannels has lived along the border since 1984. He remembers when the dangers from smugglers circumventing the rocky, mountainous terrain were few and far between. Now, he says, a different breed of narcotics traffickers has amassed weapons, technology and small armies of death; threatening not only the stability of Mexico but U.S. national security as well....
  • Kirk Douglas Wants Gun Control

    06/06/2013 9:52:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 90 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 6-6-2013 | Lauren Enk
    Yet another famous Hollywood face is pushing for gun control. “I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control,” insisted legendary actor Kirk Douglas on the Huffington Post yesterday. “America’s cowboy days are over,” wrote the 96-year-old Douglas. Mentioning that “some crazy fan” had given him an engraved gun, Douglas, who often played cowboys, announced unhappily that America has “become a cowboy country with too many guns.” “That frightens me,” Douglas declared. Douglas concluded by suggesting that anti-gun-control advocates are only “interested in making more money for the gun manufacturers” – or worse, “just want to...
  • JACKPOT!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief (Video)

    06/01/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: “A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at some of these visits… What we are looking at the number of times that Mr. Shulman was cleared into...
  • Art Imitating Life: Benghazi, Obama, and Kirk Douglas

    05/24/2013 12:27:19 AM PDT · by jobim · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Kirk Douglas played a down-on-his-luck news reporter... a man named Leo was trapped in a collapsed cave...Keeping Leo trapped for at least seven days could revive Douglas's career. He had exclusive access to Leo. Writing daily updates could produce tremendous financial rewards; it could land Douglas a job with a major newspaper and a possible Pulitzer Prize. Folks, I was struck by how closely the scenario in the movie paralleled real-life current events. After the movie, I told my wife, "Oh my gosh, I just watched the Obama administration in Benghazi"...
  • Art Imitating Life: Benghazi, Obama, and Kirk Douglas

    05/23/2013 7:26:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5-23-2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Talk about art imitating life. I landed upon a classic movie while surfing TV channels. Kirk Douglas played a down-on-his-luck news reporter. When I began watching the movie, a man named Leo was trapped in a collapsed cave. Douglas managed to crawl within a few feet of Leo and was chatting with Leo, assuring the scared man that he would be rescued ASAP. But secretly, Douglas had other plans. Keeping Leo trapped for at least seven days could revive Douglas's career. He had exclusive access to Leo. Writing daily updates could produce tremendous financial rewards; it could land Douglas a...
  • 80 Years Ago Today...

    02/09/2013 2:32:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    In February 1933 the Boeing Aircraft Company -today enduring an extremely difficult period- flew a groundbreaking new plane for the very first time- the Boeing 247. This design could be called the first true airliner, as it featured major innovations -plus the safety and power of twin engines- that made commercial long-range air travel feasible: all-metal construction (no wood frame), retractable landing-gear, variable-pitch propellers, pneumatic de-icing system- even autopilot. With a top speed of 200mph/cruising at 189, the Boeing 247 was able to run a NYC to Los Angeles route in an impressive 20 hours (including 3 fuel stops),...
  • Shock Report: Mob Boss Issued Bounty Award On Imprisoned Son Of Michael Douglas

    12/17/2012 11:23:52 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/17/12 | Friends of Ours
    An unidentified New York mob capo doing his time at the low-security federal prison in Loretto, PA allegedly put a $100 bounty on fellow inmate Cameron Douglas -- the 34-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas -- because he didn't like rats, and now Douglas is sporting a busted leg and finger after some wannabe thug apparently took up the supposed offer as reported by Brad Hamilton for the New York Post. Douglas is serving a 10-year term on drug convictions, and "was inadvertently exposed as a turncoat by his shrink during a bail hearing in 2010." The reputed mob boss...
  • Actor Michael Douglas' son injured in Pa. prison

    12/17/2012 11:26:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | December 17, 2012
    NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Cameron Douglas, the 34-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas, suffered a broken leg and finger in the Pennsylvania prison where he is an inmate. Cameron is serving a nearly 10-year sentence in the Loretto, Pa., prison for selling crystal meth, then smuggling heroin behind bars for himself.
  • I don't have an answer.... do you?

    02/18/2012 10:24:26 PM PST · by pansgold · 29 replies · 2+ views
    II / XVIII / MMXII | pansgold
    Pfc. Douglas J. Jeffries Jr. – 20 Springville, CA – 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 8, 2011 I spoke with Doug's grandfather Steve Jeffries today at a local gas station and he asked me why a singer that died from a drug overdose rated flags lowered to half-staff statewide when all his grandson got was flags lowered to half-staff in Tulare county by order of the Board of Supervisors. Good question but I...
  • Michael Douglas' son gets 4 1/2 years added to earlier 5 years sentence for drug offences in NYC

    12/21/2011 10:37:42 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Dec. 21, 2011 | Larry Neumeister
    U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan cited Cameron Douglas' "history of reckless behaviour" as he imposed a new punishment that was more than double what prosecutors were seeking for Douglas' guilty plea to drug charges that arose from his successful efforts to smuggle drugs into prison. ... The judge also criticized the government for being too lenient on Douglas after he repeatedly violated prison rules by arranging to get drugs. The judge said the violations included four instances in which a lawyer smuggled anti-anxiety prescription drugs into prison for Douglas in her bra. The lawyer entered into a deferred...
  • Will Newt Gingrich Win the Republican Nomination?

    11/05/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    If slow and steady really does win the race, Newt Gingrich could well end up being the Republican nominee for president. Thus far, this campaign season has been defined by flash-in-the-pan fortunes. Michele Bachmann was first out of the blocks and won the Iowa straw poll, but this seemed much like a house of straw when Texas governor Rick Perry entered the fray and became her Big Bad Wolf. But then he blew his own house down with a series of disastrous debate performances, allowing the Cain Train to pull into the station. This brings us to where we are...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Why 2012 election looks a lot like 1860

    06/04/2011 12:34:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 214 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | June 4, 2011 | Star Parker
    As the season of presidential politics 2012 unfolds, I’m struck by similarities between today and the tumultuous period in our history that led up to the election of Abraham Lincoln and then on to the Civil War. So much so that I’m finding it a little eerie that this year we are observing the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War. No, I am certainly not predicting, God forbid, that today’s divisions and tensions will lead to brother taking up arms against brother. But profound differences divide us today, as was the case in the 1850′s. The difference...
  • Will defamed Tea Party protesters sue McClatchy Co.? - ALAN KEYES

    03/31/2010 7:07:34 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 13 replies · 540+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | March 31, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    On March 20 William Douglas, a black reporter for the McClatchy news service, claimed that Tea Party protesters, demonstrating against the health takeover legislation, screamed the ‘N’ word at members of the Black Caucus as they passed through the protest sight.  Jack Cashill argues convincingly that the claim was a malicious calumny, later embellished with fabricated details. The report was clearly developed as a weapon for use in a shrewdly calculated and still ongoing campaign to thwart the political effect of the disgusted revulsion rising in response to the Obama faction and the elitist subverters of liberty they serve and...
  • A Closer Look at the Capitol Steps Conspiracy (N-Word March a Set up from the Beginning!!)

    03/29/2010 10:39:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 104 replies · 3,537+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 30, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    Return to the Article March 30, 2010A Closer Look at the Capitol Steps ConspiracyBy Jack Cashill William Douglas, an African-American reporter for the liberal McClatchy Newspapers, seems to have broken the story at 4:51 PM on Saturday, March 20, just hours after the alleged incident took place. Douglas did so with the seriously inflammatory headline, "Tea party protesters scream 'nigger' at black congressman." At 7:21 PM that same evening, Douglas upped the ante with a headline that moved from inflammatory to incendiary: "Tea party protesters call Georgia's John Lewis 'nigger.'" As Douglas reminds his audience in the lead of...
  • Southeastern AZ rancher and his dog found shot dead

    03/29/2010 12:24:35 AM PDT · by Main Street · 122 replies · 5,434+ views
    kvoa.com ^ | 3/28/2010 | kvoa.com
    COCHISE COUNTY - News 4 has confirmed that a well-known rancher in Southeastern Arizona has died. Investigators say Rob Krentz was found shot to death Saturday night near his ranch. Saturday morning Krentz reportedly left the ranch on a quad and called home a short time later to report an illegal immigrant, whom he thought was in need of medical attention. That was the last time anyone heard from him. Investigators located Krentz alongside his dog who we understand had been shot. Krentz leaves behind and wife and 3 children. According to the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of...
  • Collector puzzled over seizure of his vintage war plane by customs agents

    08/30/2009 8:25:12 PM PDT · by muddler · 53 replies · 2,362+ views
    Birmingham news ^ | june 3 2009 | Anita Debro
    A vintage airplane collector said Tuesday that government agents have impounded his rare 1952 military aircraft he imported from France last fall and are threatening to destroy the plane because of a missed step in bringing it into the country. Also see http://www.savetheskyraider.com/site/The_Details.html
  • Michael Douglas' Son Arrested in Crystal Meth Sting

    08/27/2009 10:02:27 AM PDT · by khnyny · 15 replies · 1,551+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 4, 2009
    And the Oscar for biggest ne'er-do-well brat child of a legendary acting family goes to — Cameron Douglas. The son of Academy Award winner Michael Douglas has been arrested once again — this time in the Big Apple for getting in the middle of a deal to sell an eye-popping pile of crystal meth, law-enforcement sources said yesterday. The 30-year-old sometime-actor/sometime-DJ was busted on July 28 at the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District by a DEA task force, the sources said. He had been staying at the hotel for some time in a room rented by his father, and...
  • What's This? The Fourth Reich???

    08/08/2009 7:18:35 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 1,297+ views
    ECR ^ | 8 Aug 09 | EC
    HealthScare Healthcare... Gibbsy gets caught in a HUGE lie... White House Enemies List leading to Snitchgate?...We've seen this before...
  • Obama's Creepy HealthCare Wench Decoded

    08/08/2009 6:17:53 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 1,358+ views
    ECR ^ | 8 Aug 08 | EC
    This excellent little video ingeniously uses subtitles to decode the quickly-becoming-infamous Linda Douglas video released this week by the White House. Enjoy...
  • Michael Douglas' Son Busted For Meth

    08/04/2009 4:50:02 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies · 1,265+ views
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | 8/4/09 | Puppage
    Michael Douglas' son has been busted for holding a massive stash of Meth with intent to sell, police sources confirmed Monday evening. Feds arrested 30-year-old Cameron Douglas last week after an undercover cop allegedly found half-a-pound of the toxic substance on Douglas at Manhattan's swanky Hotel Gansevoort last week, according to reports. Police confirmed to The Associated Press that the son of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas had been arrested for meth dealing on July 28. But there were conflicting reports on whether he also was holding $18,000 cash at the time of the sting, or if that number represented the...
  • MICHAEL DOUGLAS' SON ARRESTED FOR METH

    08/03/2009 11:03:11 PM PDT · by tlb · 61 replies · 2,887+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 3, 2009 | TOM LIDDY
    The son of actor Michael Douglas was arrested in New York for possessing a massive amount of crystal meth with intent to distribute it, law enforcement sources said this evening. Cameron Douglas, 30, was busted on July 28 at the Gansevoort Hotel by a DEA task force, the sources said. The bust stemmed from an undercover operation that determined Douglas had allegedly had a half-a-pound of the drug.
  • [Vermont] GOP Governor Bucks Party to Back Obama's Stimulus

    02/02/2009 10:06:16 AM PST · by freespirited · 31 replies · 920+ views
    ABC ^ | 2/2/09 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama welcomed the rare Republican supporter of his economic stimulus bill today when Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas arrived in the capital to lobby GOP senators to vote for it. The Senate Republicans are prepared to fight the current package.Douglas, who is vice chairman of the National Governors Association, is bucking his party over Obama's massive economic bailout plan. In a brief photo op with Douglas, Obama said, "What we can't do is let very modest differences get in the way of the overall package moving forward quickly." Douglas sat next to Obama in the Oval Office and said, "If...
  • Another Communist in Obama’s Orb--Michael Klonsky, Obama's "social justice" education expert.

    10/22/2008 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 37 replies · 1,407+ views
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2008 | Andrew McCarthy
    The mainstream press steadfastly refuses to delve into Barack Obama’s radicalism, his Leftist revolutionary collaboration with self-identified communists from Frank Marshall Davis to Bill Ayers. The McCain campaign, moreover, has contributed mightily to the whitewash by ineptly seizing on the issue’s least important aspect: Obama’s abject dishonesty about the depth of his relationships with committed Leftists — e.g., the portrayal of Ayers as just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” (Petrified of being smeared as a racist, McCain has never mentioned Davis, whom Obama identifies only as “Frank” in his memoir. And, of course, utterance of Jeremiah Wright’s name...
  • Maureen Dowd is losing her fastball

    08/18/2008 8:02:40 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 46 replies · 386+ views
    MarketWatch.com ^ | Last update: 12:01 a.m. EDT Aug. 18, 2008 | Jon Friedman
    ...Dowd may have unwittingly summed up her conundrum in a July piece, in which she remarked to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, "It seems a President Obama would be harder to make fun of than these guys." (For the record, Stewart scoffed at her notion, asking, "Are you kidding me?") Sorry, but Dowd's references to Obama as Beanpole Guy, Barry and No-Drama Obama seem to be forced attempts at humor... For her part, Dowd can occasionally appear to cross the line from sarcasm to meanness. She recently wrote about McCain: "John looks in the mirror and sees his face marred...
  • Rancher sees benefit from a fence

    11/04/2007 8:48:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies · 132+ views
    BISBEE — Richard Hodges was driving his Jeep along International Road after 8 p.m. one night this past summer when he noticed an opening in the barbed wire fence along one side of his property. He owns 372 acres near Bisbee Junction. The edge of his land is located on the border with Mexico. Fearing his cows might escape and cross the border, he stopped to close the hole in the fence. He parked his vehicle so the headlights were shining on the fence. As he was mending the section of barbed wire, he was struck in the chest by...
  • Rasmussen Vermont poll: Sanders up 32 (Senate), Douglas up 14 (Governor), Welch up 8 (House)

    09/26/2006 12:30:59 PM PDT · by okstate · 6 replies · 950+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 26 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    RCP leaks the premium numbers: Governor: Douglas (R) 52% Parker (D) 38% Senate: Sanders (I) 64% Tarrant (R) 32% House: Welch (D) 51% Rainville (R) 43%
  • Feds to build border fence from Huachucas to Douglas

    08/22/2006 10:02:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 679+ views
    BISBEE — The federal government is preparing to build a border barrier that will extend from the Huachuca Mountains in the west to Douglas in the east, a Border Patrol spokesman confirmed Monday. The project will connect existing fencing in and around Douglas and Naco to create a continuous barrier along the approximately 40-mile stretch of border, Border Patrol Tucson Sector Spokesman Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez told the Herald/Review. “They are going to build a mixture of drive-through barriers and the type of fencing that exists in Douglas and Nogales,” Rodriguez said. The drive-through barriers, which are designed to stop vehicles...
  • Zeta-Jones Tells Off Stalker ["slice me up 'like Manson did to Sharon Tate."]

    07/09/2005 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 38 replies · 2,562+ views
    E! Online via Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2005 | Joal Ryan
    Catherine Zeta-Jones' stalker is neither famous nor infamous, the Oscar-winning star hissed Friday. "You are just a criminal." Zeta-Jones' comments were read aloud at the Los Angeles sentencing of Dawnette Knight. The 33-year-old Beverly Hills woman pleaded no contest Feb. 25 to stalking Zeta-Jones and threatening to cut the actress' throat, shoot her in the head and "slice her up like meat on a bone and feed her to the dogs"--allegedly all in the name of what was termed a "girlish crush" on Zeta-Jones' husband, fellow actor Michael Douglas. Knight was hit with a three-year prison sentence, $200 restitution fine...
  • WSJ: Canada South -- Vermont's healthcare mess, courtesy of Gov. Howard Dean and friends

    05/05/2005 5:59:59 AM PDT · by OESY · 9 replies · 1,148+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2005 | JOHN MCCLAUGHRY
    The real political news in Vermont has been buried under recent headlines announcing the retirement of Sen. Jim Jeffords: The Vermont House has approved the most radical health care proposal ever to gain majority support in a state legislative chamber. In its early days in the Union -- after 14 years as an independent republic -- Vermont was a bastion of 18th century radicalism dedicated to principles of "liberty and property." But shaped by the state's traditional town-meeting democracy, succeeding generations of Vermonters tempered this radical individualism. Until recently, however, Vermonters had steadfastly resisted big-government collectivism. This great leap forward...
  • Douglas and Clinton (Senator Hillary supports test burn of tires in NY)

    04/29/2005 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 430+ views
    Douglas and Clinton April 29, 2005 How delighted Jason Gibbs must have been to utter the following sentence: "Governor Douglas believes we need people in the United States Senate who understand how important it is to protect and improve our environment." Gibbs is Gov. James Douglas' principal spokesman, and he was responding to a letter from Sen. Hillary Clinton to New York environmental officials supporting a test burn of tires at the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga, N.Y. IP wants to conduct a two-week test burn at the plant, and Clinton weighed in on the company's behalf, saying the plant...
  • Vermont Governor James Douglas rips Senator Hillary Clinton on endorsement of tire burn

    04/27/2005 2:17:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 931+ views
    WCAX ^ | 4/27/05
    Douglas rips Sen. Clinton on endorsement of tire burn MONTPELIER, Vt. Senator Hillary Clinton is jumping the gun in endorsing a two-week test tire burn at International Paper's Ticonderoga mill. That's the word from Vermont Governor James Douglas in a letter to the New York Democrat today. Douglas says Clinton's timing was off when she sent a letter earlier this month to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation urging that it approve the test tire burn. The governor notes that International Paper has yet to file an application for a permit amendment. He says he hopes the company will...
  • Jeffords Retirement Sets Off Rampant Political Speculation In Vermont

    04/24/2005 9:09:47 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 990+ views
    The Vermont Guardian ^ | April 22, 2005 | Shay Totten
    A race between Congressman Bernie Sanders and Governor Jim Douglas would touch off a political domino effect in Vermont.
  • Minuteman Project to issue major planning statement

    04/17/2005 2:35:13 PM PDT · by axes_of_weezles · 155 replies · 2,446+ views
    The Minuteman Project ^ | 17 April 2005 | Minuteman Project
    Minuteman Project to issue major planning statement - Organizers reviewing project's future, direction April 17, 2005 (Tombstone, AZ)---On Monday, April 18, organizers of the Minuteman Project will be issuing a major statement on the immediate and long-term direction of the project. Rumors have been circulating that the project might cut short its originally planned month-long monitoring of a 23 mile section of the Arizona-Mexican border by citizen volunteers. The project's cofounders, Chris Simcox and Jim Gilchrist, said it would be a mistake to think the border will be abandoned. "However, our overwhelming early successes along with more recent developments have...
  • Border-watch group: All talk?

    02/22/2005 4:38:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies · 1,066+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 02/22/05 | Michael Marizco
    Published: 02.22.2005 Border-watch group: All talk? Plan for action against entrants may be just hype By Michael Marizco ARIZONA DAILY STAR   Civilian border-watch groups:  >> Minuteman Project: The organization is supposed to patrol the Cochise County border with hundreds of protesters beginning April 1.   >> Civil Homeland Defense: The Tombstone-based group began after founder Chris Simcox launched a "call to arms" in October 2002. The group patrols the border, and leaders say they apprehend illegal entrants and turn them over to the U.S. Border Patrol.   >> American Border Patrol: The border-watch group uses its Border Hawk,...
  • Lincoln: Tyrant, Hypocrite or Consumate Statesman? (Dinesh defends our 2d Greatest Prez)

    02/18/2005 11:27:18 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 390 replies · 5,230+ views
    thehistorynet. ^ | Feb 12, 05 | D'Souza
    The key to understanding Lincoln's philosophy of statesmanship is that he always sought the meeting point between what was right in theory and what could be achieved in practice. By Dinesh D'Souza Most Americans -- including most historians -- regard Abraham Lincoln as the nation's greatest president. But in recent years powerful movements have gathered, both on the political right and the left, to condemn Lincoln as a flawed and even wicked man. For both camps, the debunking of Lincoln usually begins with an exposé of the "Lincoln myth," which is well described in William Lee Miller's 2002 book Lincoln's...
  • Bush's Barberini Faun (Barf Alert...MoDo cannnot let go)

    02/18/2005 8:20:15 AM PST · by Embraer2004 · 44 replies · 1,030+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/17/05 | Maureen Dowd
    Bush's Barberini Faun By MAUREEN DOWD Published: February 17, 2005 I am very impressed with James Guckert, a k a Jeff Gannon. How often does an enterprising young man, heralded in press reports as both a reporter and a contributor to such sites as Hotmilitarystud.com, Workingboys.net, Militaryescorts.com, MilitaryescortsM4M.com and Meetlocalmen.com, get to question the president of the United States? Who knew that a hotmilitarystud wanting to meetlocalmen could so easily get to be face2face with the commander in chief? It's hard to believe the White House could hit rock bottom on credibility again, but it has, in a bizarre maelstrom...
  • BP (Border Patrol) agents shot at

    02/01/2005 3:29:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 88 replies · 1,740+ views
    DOUGLAS - Individuals on the Mexican side of the border shot at a pair of U.S. Border Patrol agents on Friday and Monday, according to an agency's Tucson Sector spokeswoman. The two incidents bring the number of shootings aimed at agents in Cochise County to three since last Wednesday and four since Oct. 1, Andrea Zortman said. All involved agents from the Douglas Station. "They are definitely a lot more aggressive," Zortman said about assaults against agents. In the most two recent shooting incidents in the county, a vehicle and material protecting cameras were hit, she said. Around 6 p.m....
  • (Heads Up!) "Tour of Duty" Douglas Brinkley on C-SPAN at 8 P.M. ET

    10/11/2004 2:59:40 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 18 replies · 752+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | Douglas Brinkley
    http://www.c-span.org/ Brinkley Interview Tonight C-SPAN interviews Douglas Brinkley, author of "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War." Prof. Brinkley talks about how he came to write the book, the controversy surrounding John Kerry's Vietnam service, Sen. Kerry's run for the presidency, and much more.
  • Agents catch sex offender re-entering U.S.

    01/19/2005 4:37:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 921+ views
    DOUGLAS - Agents assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol's Douglas station arrested an illegal immigrant wanted on child sex changes in Colorado. The arrest happened Sunday when agents stopped a vehicle holding 13 illegal immigrants, said Andrea Zortman, a spokeswoman for the agency's Tucson Sector. The vehicle was seized. As the 13 illegal immigrants were being processed, fingerprint information on Concepcion Mendoza-Pedroza, 28, came back that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by Arapaho County in Colorado, Zortman said. The warrant was for contempt of court for failing to report on a sexual assault of a child charge....
  • Boeing ends 717 production

    01/14/2005 12:57:30 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 23 replies · 1,283+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 01/14/04 | Felix Sanchez
    LONG BEACH — The Boeing Co. is expected to announce today that it will end production of the 717 the last commercial jetliner built in California and eliminate at least 750 jobs. The aerospace giant will close the Long Beach plant that manufactures the 717, which traces its lineage to the McDonnell-Douglas Co., once orders for 18 of the planes are filled, according to an internal memo obtained by the Press-Telegram. Boeing executives began informing workers of the program's termination at about 2 p.m. Thursday. The last 717 will likely roll off the moving assembly line in mid-2006, Pat McKenna,...
  • Customs vehicle rammed; half-ton of pot seized

    01/06/2005 8:57:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 422+ views
    Two men were arrested and more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana seized in Douglas on Tuesday afternoon after the two rammed a vehicle driven by federal agents, officials said. Two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were serving a search warrant at a house in the 1400 block of 20th Street in Douglas when the incident occurred. Two men trying to leave the house in a vehicle rammed the front end of the agents' vehicle, said agency spokesman Russell Ahr. The two men drove south but were soon stopped and arrested, he said. Ahr said he did not know their...
  • Agency's illegal immigrant apprehensions and drug seizures continue to rise

    01/01/2005 12:03:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies · 959+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | 01/01/05 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA - The U.S. Border Patrol's drug seizures and illegal immigrant apprehensions rose for the agency's Tucson sector and Cochise County in fiscal year 2004 and continue to rise in the first quarter of fiscal year 2005. Officials say these heightened numbers are a result of increased enforcement personnel within the county and within the Tucson Sector, which stretches from the New Mexico state line to Yuma County, a length of 261 miles. The Border Patrol seized 362,351 pounds of marijuana and made 347,263 apprehensions during its 2003 fiscal year, which ran from Oct. 1, 2002 to Sept. 30,...
  • Touring the 'Mighty Mo' (Pearl Harbor Day coming up)

    11/28/2004 6:25:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 3,183+ views
    Arizona Daily Star/AP ^ | 11/28/04 | Katherine Nichols
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Each day, thousands of people visit the USS Arizona Memorial to pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, killed some 2,400 Americans, shattered the U.S. Pacific Fleet and propelled the United States into World War II. A gleaming white memorial straddles the sunken battleship where many of the 1,177 sailors killed that day still are entombed. For many visitors, paying their respects at the Arizona Memorial is a prelude to touring the Battleship Missouri Memorial. The USS Missouri served in World War II, the Korean War and...
  • GOTV - Nevada - How to get Involved!

    10/21/2004 7:43:21 AM PDT · by Seeking the truth · 27 replies · 589+ views
    October 21, 2004 | Seeking the Truth
    Today's edition of the Review Journal says "Poll says Bush has Big Lead". This is the Mason Dickson poll from yesterday. That's great to read but long ago, I promised myself that I will get involved in the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaign here in Las Vegas. I have memories seared in my brain from Election 2000, when I lived in Boca Raton, Florida - Ground Zero. I've told countless people since then how I observed the evil, criminal corrupt Democrat Party attempt a coup during those 36 days. They are trying the same thing again here in Nevada....
  • Pentagon's 'Dragon lady' But now sentenced to prison for favouring Boeing over Lockheed

    10/10/2004 1:09:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies · 2,786+ views
    NYTimes via Electric New Paper ^ | 11OCT04 | New York Times
    She favours Boeing on Air Force contracts for hiring daughter and daughter's boyfriend and, later, to protect daughter, who got a poor performance reviewWhile overseeing contracts, she meet Boeing secretly for $422,000 job there HE had long insisted that her work decisions were strictly professional. Then, she failed a lie-detector test. Finally, Darleen Druyun, the No 2 weapons buyer for the US Air Force, admitted that her weapons-buying decisions were influenced by a desire to curry Boeing's favour for herself and her family. The career of Druyun, once the most powerful woman in the Air Force, is over. Last...
  • "Pair on par for great debate" (Alan Keyes, Obama as updated Lincoln-Douglas?)

    08/08/2004 3:46:25 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 11 replies · 730+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 8, 04 | Thomas Roeser
    If Alan Keyes accepts the Illinois GOP's bid to run for the U.S. Senate -- as he is expected to do Sunday -- the nation will be the beneficiary. Not since Republican Abraham Lincoln and Democrat Stephen A. Douglas have two more sharply differentiated people run for the Senate. That the state that gave the nation and world the Lincoln-Douglas debates can now present an updated version is truly an exciting prospect. The human rights parallel then and now is rich with significance. First, the so-called carpetbagger issue. When he criticized Hillary Clinton for destroying the concept of federalism, Keyes...
  • Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas's son found dead

    07/07/2004 12:15:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 2,259+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/6/04
    NEW YORK (AFP) - Actor Eric Douglas, a member of Hollywood's Oscar-winning Douglas acting dynasty, was found dead in a New York apartment, according to news reports. The 46-year-old son of Kirk Douglas and half-brother of Michael Douglas had battled against drug and alcohol addiction for years and had frequent brushes with the law as he lived in the shadow of his famous relatives. The actor and stand-up comedian was found dead on the floor of the living room of his Manhattan apartment after someone hailed a passing police car, New York City Police reportedly said. There were no signs...