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  • Vanity/Cassius Clays Event

    06/10/2016 2:15:32 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 80 replies
    Was this guy some type of hero?
  • Obama says Ali shook up the world and left it better off

    06/04/2016 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 4, 2016 11:16 AM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said Saturday that Ali “shook up the world and the world is better for it.” Obama likened Ali, who died Friday, to other civil rights leaders of his era, and said the boxer stood with Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela in fighting for what was right. […] “He wasn’t perfect, of course. For all his magic in the ring, he could be careless with his words, and full of contradictions as his faith evolved,” Obama said...
  • Muhammad Ali's Hometown of Louisville Pays Tribute to the Boxing Legend (Flags at half mast)

    06/04/2016 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 06.04.2016 | David Caplan
    Muhammad Ali's birthplace of Louisville, Kentucky, is paying tribute Saturday to the late boxing legend, who died Friday in Arizona at 74. At a ceremony at the city's Metro Hall, Mayor Greg Fischer said flags on government buildings would remain at half-staff until Ali has been laid to rest.
  • Muhammad Ali has died at age 74

    06/03/2016 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BAW · 313 replies
    No link as yet. TV stations have broken to news that Muhammad Ali had died.
  • Ted Nugent: If Obama’s a Christian I’m a ‘Gay Vegetarian Pirate’

    09/19/2015 8:25:37 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/19/2015 | Josh Feldman
    With all the controversy stemming from the man who asked Donald Trump about the Muslim problem and President Obama, Ted Nugent decided to make it clear he has doubts about the president’s faith too. Nugent sent out a few tweets today railing against the government, Obama, and Planned Parenthood that culminated in him very much doubting that Obama’s a Christian.
  • Photos show Trump in military uniform, with athletic teams before dodging the ...draft...

    07/20/2015 8:17:05 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 108 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:11 PM | BY NANCY DILLON
    Donald Trump smiled in uniform as a cadet at the New York Military Academy — then sidestepped the Vietnam draft with college enrollment and a medical deferment for bone spurs — a relatively minor injury in his foot....After leaving the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, he was quickly classified as 1-A, available for service in July 1968 and went for a physical that September. He was "disqualified" at some point after the physical and got a medical deferment in October 1968, the records show.... Trump biographer Wayne Barrett, author of "Trump: The Deals and the Downfall," ...said Trump likely got...
  • Protest Queen Naomi Klein: This Ka-Chings Everything

    09/24/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 23 September 2014 | Editorial
    The Liberal Agenda: On the heels of Sunday's "People's Climate Change" march came Monday's "Flood Wall Street" demonstration, starring limousine liberal darling Naomi Klein. So who is Klein, and why is she such a hot ticket? Not since the 1980s, when Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's Marxist dictator, bought $3,000 sunglasses on Fifth Avenue during a U.N. General Assembly have we seen such a confluence of free-market hate and consumer hog-wallow. But the leaders of the Climate Change March and the "Flood Wall Street" Occupy reunion put left-wing hypocrisy on full display this week in their loathing for capitalism and all-too-eager enjoyment...
  • Jesse Winchester, musician and draft-dodger, dead at 69

    04/11/2014 8:32:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    CBC News ^ | April 11, 2014
    Jesse Winchester, an American singer-songwriter who moved to Montreal in the 1960s to dodge the Vietnam War draft, died in his sleep Friday morning at the age of 69 after a lengthy illness. Born in Louisiana and raised in Tennessee, Winchester developed his musical talent while living in Montreal. He often played at a hotel in Morin Heights, Que., run by several Tennessee transplants during the 1970s.
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 59 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • Feisty Jewish Former Congressman Alan Grayson Runs Red Light, Injures Two

    03/12/2012 8:25:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 11, 2012 | Yori Yanover
    The Jewish Congressman who became the darling of the left wing of the Democratic party but not so much with his district (he served only one term), who, in 2009, defined the Republican’s idea of health care plan as, “Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly,” may require some serious health care himself. According to WESH-TV2, last Saturday in Orlando, Fla., the former Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson ran a red light with his car, a Mercedes (now, is that a car a nice Jewish boy should be driving?) and smashed into a public transit bus....
  • The American Mafia Isn't A Patriotic Bunch

    01/22/2012 12:11:37 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/22/12 | Friends of Ours
    Tough guy John Gotti wasn't going to fight America's war in Vietnam. The late Gambino mob boss was just a young hood when drafted in 1963, and after failing to appear for induction the draft dodger was found two years later as reported by Danny Fenster for Tickle The Wire: "Gotti told authorities he was unaware of the draft status. He reported to the selective service board the next day, but was never inducted into the armed forces due to his criminal record." Of course, mobsters never have been a patriotic bunch. For example, in 1945 Genovese mobster Paul "Lefty"...
  • Cain Wants Illegal Immigration Issue Shifted to States

    11/27/2011 6:51:43 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 463 replies
    The Corner / The National Review ^ | 11-27-2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Herman Cain indicated today that he does not agree with Newt Gingrich’s position on immigration. “The way I would deal with those that are already here, which has been my stated position: empower the states to deal with the illegals that are already here, not some, big, grandiose, national one size fit-all. I believe that the states should be empowered to deal with the illegals that are already here,” Cain said CNN’s State of the Union this morning. In response to whether that meant the states could allow illegal immigrants to “be put on a path toward legalization and toward...
  • Muhammad Ali Visits Former Pres. Bush At Book Signing

    12/18/2010 10:20:36 AM PST · by fabrizio · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Former President George W. Bush was happily stunned when legendary former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali stood facing him. Bush was at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Phoenix today signing his book, Decision Points when the Greatest entered (with the Secret Service) to shake hands. With his famous comic humor, Ali sat next to Bush and held the book up as press and public snapped photos.
  • Bill Clinton: Appoint Non-Judge to High Court

    04/19/2010 3:03:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies · 1,353+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 18, 2010 | Laura Meckler
    Former President Bill Clinton urged President Barack Obama to consider appointing someone to the Supreme Court who comes from political life, but said both he and his wife, the secretary of state, were too old for the job. Several senators have also urged the White House to look at candidates outside the judiciary to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. Political figures used to be well represented on the high court, but all nine justices serving now came from the federal appeals bench. Nominees from such a background are seen as easier to confirm and as more predictable once they...
  • 'The Boss' Turns 60 [leftist schmuck alert]

    09/26/2009 7:12:33 AM PDT · by ETL · 43 replies · 2,006+ views
    New York Times - ^ | September 23, 2009 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has graced countless magazine covers, from Time to Rolling Stone. But today, on his 60th birthday, he has turned up in a place many of his fans would never have imagined: the cover of AARP The Magazine. The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) is not exactly the place we’d associate with a rock icon. But editor Nancy Perry Graham said Mr. Springsteen’s landmark birthday was an ideal time to feature him. “We put Bruce on the cover first and foremost because he was turning 60,” she said. “Like the rest of America,...
  • Caption Bruce Springsteen @ Half Time Show

    02/02/2009 9:15:06 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 85 replies · 3,017+ views
    Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zant perform during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, February 1, 2009
  • Bruce Springsteen's love affair with communist folk singer Pete Seeger

    02/01/2009 6:09:06 PM PST · by ETL · 80 replies · 2,834+ views
    several sources | several authors
    Springsteen's Homage to Pete Seeger By Tom Moon World Cafe, April 25, 2006 - On the new collection We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen honors the folk music tradition that has inspired many of his own compositions over the years. All the tracks on the new album are standards closely associated with folk icon Pete Seeger. Springsteen assembled large ensemble of acoustic musicians to flavor the proceedings with everything from accordion to tuba. Rock critic Tom Moon talks with host David Dye about why he reacted so strongly and positively towards this latest offering by The Boss.
  • Do Bruce Springsteen a favor. Don’t buy his CD at Wal-Mart.

    02/01/2009 5:04:40 PM PST · by slomark · 75 replies · 1,551+ views
    Bruce Springsteen now says he shouldn’t have made a deal to sell his greatest hits CD exclusively at Wal-Mart. Fans criticized The Boss because Wal-Mart has been accused of unfair labor practices. Springsteen, on the other hand, has always supported workers’ rights. “It was a mistake,” Springsteen said. “Our...
  • Bruce (bald face Liar) Springsteen calls Wal-Mart deal a mistake

    01/30/2009 7:46:12 PM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 53 replies · 2,295+ views
    In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD. Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen's team didn't vet the issue as closely as it should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it," he told the Times for a story to be published in Sunday editions and previewed on its Web site.
  • Bill Clinton to be on Greta's On The Record tonight

    09/23/2008 6:41:11 PM PDT · by CE2949BB · 68 replies · 288+ views
    FNC ^ | 9/23/2008 | CE2949BB
    Will talk about charity work and "First Dude".
  • Giuliani: Kids of illegal immigrants should keep US citizenship

    12/01/2007 11:32:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 124 replies · 1,688+ views ^ | November 30, 2007 | By JIM DAVENPORT
    BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani said Friday he wouldn't try to change laws that make citizens of children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants, noting that it's a matter determined by the Constitution. "That's a very delicate balance that's been arrived at, and I wouldn't change that," Giuliani said in response to a question while campaigning at Sun City Hilton Head, a sprawling retirement community down the South Carolina coast from Charleston.
  • Romney files official papers to get on N.H. primary ballot

    10/31/2007 7:50:57 AM PDT · by meandog · 3 replies · 50+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 30, 2007
    CONCORD, N.H. - Mitt Romney took the symbolic, time-honored step yesterday of filing his official papers to put his name on the primary ballot in New Hampshire, a state that will play a huge role in his presidential ambitions. Alerts Romney told reporters he was "thrilled to be sitting in the seat my father sat in some 40-odd years ago," referring to George Romney, who unsuccessfully contested the 1968 GOP presidential nomination. "I intend to follow his footsteps to a point," Romney said. "And the point is that I plan on winning the campaign." Romney, the governor of neighboring Massachusetts...
  • Romney's rhetoric glosses Mass. years

    10/23/2007 12:41:42 PM PDT · by meandog · 39 replies · 77+ views
    boston globe ^ | August 22, 2007 | By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff
    On the presidential campaign trail, Mitt Romney points to healthcare reform as his major achievement as Massachusetts governor, presenting the plan as an example of how he used conservative principles to provide affordable health insurance for all state residents without a government takeover. But he does not mention aspects of the plan that may hold less appeal for his Republican audiences. For example, he decries "socialized medicine" and says the Massachusetts plan is "all a private initiative, a private-based, market-based healthcare" -- omitting the fact that the state and federal governments subsidize much of the overall cost and that a...
  • Change is Romney's Tune

    09/26/2007 7:05:27 AM PDT · by meandog · 3 replies · 78+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9.26.07 | Dan Balz
    Mitt Romney has gingerly picked up the challenge that was laid down to all the Republican presidential candidates recently by Newt Gingrich. In a weekend speech in Michigan, Romney sounded a message of change, telling Republicans they must clean up their own house before they can expect to win back public confidence. Gingrich believes Republicans will lose the White House next year unless the party's presidential nominee makes a clean break with President Bush and the state of affairs in Washington. Romney's speech -- buttressed by modest newspaper and television advertising -- marked the first attempt to rally support by...
  • Romney tries to distance campaign from anti-Thompson site

    09/12/2007 11:06:31 AM PDT · by meandog · 21 replies · 417+ views
    Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson skirmished yesterday over a website attacking Thompson that was created by the business partner of a Romney consultant from South Carolina. While Romney's campaign tried to distance itself from the website, a spokesman for Thompson called on Romney to fire the consultant and to issue an apology for what he called "high-tech gutter politics." The website,, made unflattering characterizations of the new entrant into the Republican nomination race, calling him "Playboy Fred," "Trial Lawyer Fred," and "Moron Fred," among other monikers. It was created by Wesley Donehue, a business partner of Warren...
  • Romney Takes Dig at Rival

    09/05/2007 5:18:29 PM PDT · by meandog · 17 replies · 518+ views
    Forbes ^ | 09.04.07 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    SALEM, N.H. - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in an interview Monday dismissed concerns he's too nice to be a viable candidate in a vicious race, proving it by taking a swipe at yet-to-announced GOP rival Fred Thompson. "We all get the chance to go on the talk shows. But it's not the sort of questions you get in the debates or the town meetings that I've had," Romney said in an Associated Press interview, alluding to plans by Thompson to formally announced his candidacy during a planned Wednesday night appearance on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "The talk show...
  • Romney Calls Situation in Iraq "Mess"

    09/04/2007 11:29:07 AM PDT · by meandog · 240 replies · 2,576+ views
    Politico Via Drudge ^ | 9.4.07 | jonathan Martin
    Romney concedes Iraq "a mess," describes three-step plan Confronted by an unhappy questioner, Mitt Romney said tonight at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire that the situation in Iraq "is a mess." [Video courtesy] Romney's assessment was delivered by way of agreeing with a gentleman who stood up at a Nashua VFW post and complained that the conflict is "an unmitigated mess." "What I'd like to know is, what, if you get elected, precisely what would you do?" asked the unidentified citizen at an event carried lived by C-SPAN. "Ok, well first of all, it is a mess,"...
  • Romney Vows to Increase Cancer Research

    08/28/2007 11:29:33 AM PDT · by meandog · 60 replies · 895+ views
    Wash. Post/AP ^ | August 28, 2007; 11:50 AM | By RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told breast cancer survivors Tuesday that their disease "is getting less than a fair shake" when it comes to research funding. Romney, a former governor who made health care reform his signature issue in Massachusetts, suggested that as president he would increase federal spending on research of breast cancer and other cancers. "There's no substitute for funding," he said
  • Romney marched blindly into 'chickenhawk' trap

    08/24/2007 8:52:03 AM PDT · by meandog · 69 replies · 1,254+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7.22.07 | Froma Harrop
    Mitt Romney has five strapping sons, and not one of them has ever served in the military. When asked about this in Bettendorf, Iowa, the Republican presidential hopeful said that "one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected." He noted that his boy Josh had driven a Winnebago to all of Iowa's 99 counties — all 99 of them! There's been a lot of back-and-forth over this tactless comment. Jim Geraghty wrote on National Review Online that he's "tired" of the "chickenhawk line of attack." These are the accusations, usually...
  • Romney Muddles Abortion Stance

    08/23/2007 6:01:54 AM PDT · by meandog · 7 replies · 355+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7.23.07 | By TEDDY DAVIS
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday in a Nevada television interview that he supports letting states "make their own decision" about whether to keep abortion legal. "My view is that the Supreme Court has made an error in saying at the national level one size fits all for the whole nation," Romney told Nevada political columnist Jon Ralston in a televised interview. "Instead, I would let states make their choices."
  • In Surge, Giuliani Now Tops Clinton by Seven Points

    08/16/2007 11:40:19 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 64 replies · 1,675+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 16, 2007 | Rasmussen Reports
    After being virtually tied with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for several months, Republican contender Rudy Giuliani now leads Clinton up 47% to 40% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. In the match-up of the frontrunners, this result marks a significant shift. For the last three months the two frontrunners have never been further apart than three percentage points. Last month, Giuliani and Clinton were separated by just a single point.
  • American Legion leader rebukes (Dem Candidate John 'Pink Sapphire') Edwards

    05/16/2007 1:48:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1,004+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 15, 2007
    Democrat John Edwards' call for voters to speak out against the Iraq war on Memorial Day weekend has drawn criticism from a leader of the American Legion, who called the effort "revolting." In an e-mail message and on his Web site, Edwards asks supporters to honor and pray for the troops over the Memorial Day weekend and to send them care packages and treats. But the presidential candidate also urges supporters to use the holiday to denounce the war — an effort Paul Morin, national commander of the American Legion, decried as an attempt to "politicize" the day. "Revolting is...
  • A day in the life of Pres. Bush (4/22/07): news/pics from WH Correspondents Dinner (welcome back TS)

    04/22/2007 3:44:34 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 218 replies · 3,944+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush spent the weekend in Washington where they attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner last night. The Washington Post described the President's appearance this way: The evening took a turn toward the somber when the President took the stage. After a videotaped message from David Letterman ("Top 10 George W. Bush Moments"), he said, "In light of this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech I've decided not to be funny." And with that he handed the lectern over to Rich Little. "I'm not here to make any political points," the veteran...
  • Draft questions cloud Giuliani’s chances

    03/01/2007 10:56:15 PM PST · by George W. Bush · 50 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Feb 28, 2007 9:04 PM | Bill Sammon
    Politics Draft questions cloud Giuliani’s chances (AP) Rudolph Giuliani in his consulting offices in New York in 2005. Bill Sammon, The Examiner Feb 28, 2007 9:04 PM (1 day ago) Current rank: # 1 of 19,016 articles WASHINGTON - If this presidential campaign is anything like the last, John McCain’s Vietnam service will inevitably be contrasted with GOP rival Rudy Giuliani’s avoidance of a war that he opposed. “Any suggestion that he was dodging the draft is totally, factually inaccurate,” said a senior Giuliani campaign adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the...
  • Draft questions cloud Giuliani’s chances

    03/01/2007 7:14:37 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 169 replies · 3,197+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 2/28/07 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON - If this presidential campaign is anything like the last, John McCain’s Vietnam service will inevitably be contrasted with GOP rival Rudy Giuliani’s avoidance of a war that he opposed. “Any suggestion that he was dodging the draft is totally, factually inaccurate,” said a senior Giuliani campaign adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. “He opposed the war on tactical and strategic grounds.” But as far back as 1993, when he successfully ran for mayor of New York, Giuliani has been dogged by accusations that he pulled strings to avoid the...
  • Giuliani’s Electoral Downside

    02/15/2007 7:10:08 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 98 replies · 1,318+ views
    National Review ^ | 2-15-07 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Giuliani’s Electoral Downside The social issues aren’t just a primary problem. By Ramesh Ponnuru Rudy Giuliani doesn’t seem to have any tepid supporters on the Right. His fans are dogged in explaining his virtues to their skeptical peers. Steven Malanga recently wrote an essay for the City Journal’s website making the case for Giuliani as a conservative exemplar. He runs through an impressive list of the mayor’s conservative accomplishments. He adds this closing thought: “And if social and religious conservatives fret about Giuliani’s more liberal social views, nevertheless, in the general election such views might make this experience-tested conservative even...
  • Smoking Gun publishes 1993 Giuliani campaign memo; cites "Wierdness Factor" among other weaknesses.

    02/13/2007 12:01:22 PM PST · by OldGuard1 · 61 replies · 1,363+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb 12, 2007 | The Smoking Gun
    FEBRUARY 12--As he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph Giuliani will have to contend with political and personal baggage unknown to prospective supporters whose knowledge of the former New York mayor is limited to his post-September 11 exploits. So, in a bid to educate the electorate, we're offering excerpts from a remarkable "vulnerability study" that was commissioned by Giuliani's campaign prior to his successful 1993 City Hall run. The confidential 450-page report, authored by Giuliani's research director and another aide, was the campaign's attempt to identify possible lines of attack against Giuliani and prepare the candidate and his staff...
  • Scheuer: Clinton refused to kill bin Laden - afraid 'shrapnel would hit mosque'

    09/27/2006 8:42:13 AM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 33 replies · 2,233+ views
    John Gambling show, WABC radio (NYC) | September 27, 2006 | me (my memory of interview of Scheuer on radio)
    Michael Scheuer, former head of the "bin Laden desk" at the CIA, was interviewed on the John Gambling radio show on WABC radio (NYC) this morning.Here are a few points Scheuer made, as well I can remember (there is no transcript of the interview yet as far afaik): 1. Clinton was presented with a near perfect opportunity to kill bin Laden around December 23 or 24, 1999. (IIRC on the dates.) Clinton refused to pull the trigger in that instance NOT because he was afraid of human collateral damage, Scheuer says, but because Clinton was afraid shrapnel would hit a...

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones (100 megaton nuclear powered vomit bag warning alert)

    08/18/2006 10:51:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 41 replies · 1,367+ views
    monsters and critics dot com ^ | 8-18-06 | Laszlo Trankovits, proudly displaying his kneepads
    Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones By Laszlo Trankovits Aug 18, 2006, 12:20 GMT Washington - Bill Clinton is a master of self invention. Nearly every American knows the photograph of the star-struck 16- year-old youth, worshipfully shaking the hand of President John F Kennedy - symbolic of his teenage dream to live in the White House someday. Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular presidency, Clinton is still mining the suggestive power of photographs. His picture is everywhere - at the AIDS conference in Toronto with Bill Gates, in Southeast Asia with the elder President...
  • Bill Clinton: I’m 60 and I Hate It

    08/15/2006 4:07:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 122 replies · 3,203+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/15/06 | NewsMax
    Former President Bill Clinton turns 60 years old on August 19. Just don’t remind him. "In just a few days, I will be 60 years old. I hate it, but it’s true,” Clinton said at a world AIDS conference in Toronto. "For most of my working life, I was the youngest person doing what I was doing. Then one day I woke up and I was the oldest person in every room.” Clinton was a youthful 46 when he was first elected president in 1992. "Now that I have more days behind me than ahead of me, I try to...
  • McGovern praises Canada on Vietnam draft dodgers

    07/09/2006 10:34:29 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 31 replies · 879+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/9/06 | Allan Dowd
    CASTLEGAR, British Columbia (Reuters) - George McGovern, who ran for the U.S. presidency on an anti-Vietnam War platform, said on Saturday history will show Canada was right to have sheltered that era's war resisters. McGovern, who was in Canada to speak to a reunion of Vietnam War draft dodgers, said the Iraq war was also "needless and mistaken," but he said it would be presumptuous of him to say Canada should again provide haven for U.S. deserters. "I always appreciated the generosity and imagination of Canada... I think history will be on the side of the Canadians," McGovern, 83, said,...
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.
  • Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush (Mel Gibson)

    05/12/2006 8:55:00 AM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 374 replies · 9,950+ views
    Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto. The epic, due for release later this year, captures the decline of the Maya kingdom and the slaughter of thousands of inhabitants as human sacrifices in a bid to save the nation from collapsing. Gibson reveals he used present day American politics as an inspiration, claiming the government callously plays on the nation's insecurities to maintain power. He tells British film magazine Hotdog, "The fear-mongering we depict...

    04/30/2006 1:22:05 PM PDT · by firehat · 30 replies · 1,602+ views
    FIREHAT ^ | April 30, 2006 | Norman Liebmann
    CLINTONISM: THE VULGARIZATION OF AMERICA © (PART I) by Norman Liebmann Today, class, we are going to discuss an American criminal ex-President still at large. Does the name Bill Clinton sound a siren? When Bill Clinton decided to run for President it was apparent the job wasn’t attracting the kind of people it used to. Clinton is hypocritical, treasonous, duplicitous, perjurious, and perverted - all the things Democrats consider "leadership qualities". In short, if in Bill Clinton you are expecting to meet a nice guy, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you are expecting to meet a treasonous, corrupt,...
  • Plans for US draft dodger sculpture revived

    02/14/2006 8:05:35 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 43 replies · 697+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | Allan Dowd
    By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Peace activists have revived plans for a sculpture to commemorate Vietnam War draft resisters who fled to Canada, a proposal that had drawn the ire of U.S. veterans groups and conservatives. The activists, who are also organizing a reunion for "draft dodgers" in July, said on Tuesday the proposed monument is still needed to warn Americans and Canadians about the dangers of militarism. "It is very important educationally that we have specific peace monuments," said Isaac Romano, an American who immigrated to Canada and now lives in British Columbia's Kootenay region where...
  • Bill Clinton, Historian? The former president pronounces history's verdict on Vietnam.

    01/21/2006 2:27:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies · 1,298+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/19/2006 | Joel Engel
    The former president pronounces history's verdict on Vietnam. A MEMORIAL SERVICE for former senator Eugene J. McCarthy was held last Saturday at the National Cathedral in Washington, and former president Bill Clinton was there to eulogize him. This was not surprising: President Clinton will probably be present to eulogize every other boomer icon, whenever photographers are permitted, for as long as his health permits. What was surprising, though, was that Clinton credited the senator, who died last month, for turning the country against the Vietnam War--the operative word being "credited." "It all started when Gene McCarthy was willing to stand...
  • Muhammad Ali v. George W. Bush

    11/29/2005 7:43:12 AM PST · by forty_years · 70 replies · 2,491+ views ^ | November 29, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
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    11/16/2005 4:05:19 PM PST · by Oeconomicus · 333 replies · 17,553+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Nov. 16 2005 | Dick Cheney
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