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  • George W. Bush stars in new radio ad for Jeb Bush

    02/10/2016 5:23:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    The worst-kept secret among those tracking Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is that former president George W. Bush is about to take on a much more prominent role. Few details of what the 43rd president will do exactly are yet known, but he is expected to campaign with his younger brother at some point in the coming days across South Carolina, where the Bush name remains revered and popular among GOP voters. Palmetto State voters getting in the car on Wednesday may hear a new radio ad bought and paid for by Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. Aides wouldn't immediately say where...
  • Why Would Team Cruz Raise New Hampshire Expectations?

    02/09/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies
    Red State ^ | February 9, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    ... So there you have it. Lonegan thinks Cruz can win the New Hampshire Primary. Team Cruz must be feel confident about their chances to have released this video...
  • Donald Trump: 'Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare'

    02/04/2016 7:35:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump on Wednesday leveled a bold accusation at one of his chief rivals for the Republican nomination: "Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare." "He's the one that got Justice Roberts onto the United States Supreme Court," Trump added. While Cruz vocally supported Roberts' nomination at the time, he was not yet a U.S. senator and therefore could not vote to confirm Roberts to the Supreme Court.
  • Wisconsin GOP ‘welcomes’ Bernie Sanders with billboards

    07/01/2015 11:11:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The Republican Party of Wisconsin is offering a big welcome to ultra-liberal presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his Badger State sojourn. The socialist Vermont U.S. senator who is making presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton increasingly nervous takes his wealth redistribution to Madison Wednesday evening. Some 10,000 people are expected to be in attendance, according to published reports. RPW has placed billboards around the state “welcoming” Sanders, and the party has launched a microsite highlighting the “extreme” positions that Sanders – and now Hillary Clinton – have embraced. Superimposing Sanders’ and Clinton’s heads on the bodies of...
  • Graham on short list to be Kerry's VP

    06/25/2004 5:12:02 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 25 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON - As Sen. John Kerry narrows his list of possible running mates, it appears Florida Sen. Bob Graham is still a contender. People familiar with the selection process say the leading candidates are Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and Graham. It appears Kerry has ruled out Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. Graham has met with Kerry several times recently and has appeared with him at many Florida events. Graham also has provided documents to the Kerry campaign for the vetting process. People close to Graham say that he...
  • Glenn Beck and Grover Norquist Finally Meet for On-Air Battle Over Alleged Ties to Radical

    03/26/2015 4:40:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/26/15 | Erica Ritz
    Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, appeared on The Glenn Beck Program Thursday to defend himself against accusations that he is an “agent of influence” for radical Islamists. Norquist set up the Islamic Free Market Institute roughly 20 years ago, and through the organization, Beck said, he crossed paths with a number of controversial figures, including two now-imprisoned terrorists. “When we set up the Islamic Free Market Institute in the mid-nineties it was because I had seen in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the end of the war against the Soviet Union, this radical strain of anti-Americanism and...
  • John McCain jumps on the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ bandwagon with Mitt Romney

    10/16/2014 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-15-2014 | Jaime Fuller
    Well-known Wedding Crashers star John McCain seems excited that a sequel to comedy classic Dumb and Dumber is finally coming out this fall -- based on this hashtag and exclamation-point-dotted tweet he sent out Wednesday, at least. Fellow film star Mitt Romney has also seemed intent on getting everyone excited about Dumb and Dumber To. On his frequent media appearances -- sometimes it feels like Matthew McConaughey is the only person getting more attention than Romney! -- he is often prone to quoting Jim Carrey.
  • Pregnant Austrian teens in ISIS: We’ve made a huge mistake

    10/10/2014 9:42:48 AM PDT · by avalonmistmoon · 117 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10/10/2014 | Chris Perez
    The teenage girls who abandoned their families in Austria to become jihadis for ISIS feel they're made a terrible mistake by joining the barbaric lifestyle and they want to come home.

    08/21/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After meeting with a "bevy" of big-business groups, President Barack Obama is reportedly considering granting them up to 800,000 additional guest-worker visas via executive actions.
  • Flying High? Exclusive Inside Story on Bieber’s ‘Pot’ Plane

    02/05/2014 7:25:18 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 40 replies ^ | 2/5/14 | 4 contributors
    Justin Bieber and his father were “extremely abusive” to a flight attendant as their private jet flew from Canada to New Jersey on Friday, forcing her to take refuge in the cockpit, according to an official report obtained exclusively by NBC News. According to multiple law enforcement sources, the leased, luxurious Gulfstream IV on which the 19-year-old Canadian pop star, his father and an entourage of 10 friends traveled was so full of marijuana smoke that the pilots were forced to wear oxygen masks. “The captain of the flight stated that he warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions...
  • Cal. State Senator Kevin de Leon displays a laughable ignorance about guns

    01/21/2014 1:01:32 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/14 | Doug Book
    “Flanked by representatives from law enforcement and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today unveiled legislation to ban the sale, manufacture, purchase and trafficking of plastic and self-assembled firearms – often referred to as “ghost guns” — in California. Senate Bill 808 requires self-made or assembled guns to contain permanent pieces of metal and to be registered with the Department of Justice through a serial number and gun owner background check.” This short video display of California State Senator Kevin de Leon’s ignorance about firearms is both laughable and scary. It’s not unusual...
  • Obama and Kerry: The Fools From the Hill

    09/14/2013 7:51:12 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 14th, 2013 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    In the past few weeks, Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry have been determined to commit an act of war against the Syrian Government for the alleged use of Sarin Nerve gas against its own people. Naturally, the pair ignored reports that it might have actually been the rebels who used the chemical agent. In a buffoonish attempt to act tough, Kerry told the British press that “President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack.” He didn’t think the Russians or the Syrians would take his...
  • (Backtrack) Jim Carrey to Assault Rifle Fans: I Love You and I'm Sorry I Called You Names

    07/07/2013 3:07:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Jim Carrey to Assault Rifle Fans: I Love You and I'm Sorry I Called You Names As NewsBusters previously reported, actor Jim Carrey back in March called gun owners "heartless motherf--kers." On Sunday, Carrey tried taking it back writing on Twitter: Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree wth u,nor do I fear u but I do love u and I'm sorry tht in my outrage I called you names.That was wrong. 3^{ Carrey followed that up with: Btw I don't need a crisis mgr, just a conscience. Calling ppl names is inappropriate but my position on assault weapons hasn't changed....
  • UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

    10/05/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance. I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president. More than...
  • Original “Dumb and Dumber” duo signed on for sequel (Starring Jim Carrey/Jeff Daniels)

    04/03/2012 12:53:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2012 | Tina Korbe
    It's the season of long-anticipated comedy sequels! You did catch Will Ferrell's dramatic announcement of another Anchorman movie, didn't you? Now, I have even better news: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have agreed to film a sequel to that cringeworthy classic, Dumb and Dumber. Back in October, we heard that Sean Anders and John Morris — the comedy screenwriting duo behind "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins" --- were hard at work on a script. That was the last bit of news about the project ... at least until this weekend, when Peter Farrelly dropped a Twitter-imploding bombshell...
  • Justin Bieber: Someone Needs To Handcuff Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Teen Idol vs. Demonrat Senator)

    10/29/2011 6:42:57 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 45 replies
    Glitterazi ^ | 10/27/11 | Kelly Ann Collins
    Justin Bieber says Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar should be "locked up" and led away in "handcuffs!" And, we agree with him on this issue. The senator (pictured, right) is trying to pass the "Bieber Bill," which would ban people from singing other people's songs --specifically online, in places like YouTube. "Whomever she is she needs to know that I'm saying she needs to be locked up," he told Clear Channel's Kane of The Kane Show today. "I just think that's ridiculous."
  • Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate

    04/12/2011 8:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2011 | Daniel Freedman
    According to Romney family lawyers it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President. The Romney lawyers investigated this question in the 1960s, when Mitt Romney's father, Governor George Romney of Michigan, was vying for the Republican presidential nomination. George Romney had been born in a Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico, as his grandfather moved there with his wives in the 1880s after polygamy was outlawed in the U.S. While some opponents nicknamed him "Chihuahua George,"...
  • Legislators pairing off for bipartisan seating at Obama speech

    01/23/2011 12:12:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 88 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 23, 2011 | Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- Will Tuesday be "Date Night" in Congress for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address? Democratic and Republican legislators are pairing off to sit together for the annual speech in a symbolic gesture of bipartisanship, and some of the combinations so far are intriguing. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the epitome of East Coast liberalism, and Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, a symbol of conservative intransigence, are putting aside their differences to cross the political aisle for a night, Schumer said Sunday. "I think if Coburn and Schumer can sit next to each...
  • Pizzeria Tricked into Making 178 Pizzas (Bob Dylan alert . . . sort of . . .)

    11/25/2010 1:26:34 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 48 replies
    UPI Odd News ^ | November 25, 2010 | UPI
    AMHERST, Mass., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The manager of a Massachusetts pizzeria said the business is out $3,900 after a man who claimed to be from Bob Dylan's stage crew ordered 178 pizzas. Sean McElligott, manager of Antonio's in Amherst, said the store was "too trusting" when a man in his 40s wearing Bob Dylan backstage concert credentials came in and asked if they could produce 178 extra-large pizzas to feed the singer's concert crew, The (Springfield, Mass.) Republican reported Thursday. "We stayed there until 5 in the morning making the pizza," he said. "The request seemed legitimate." McElligott said...
  • Chess Players Ticketed by NYPD for Using Inwood Hill Park Chess Tables

    11/17/2010 5:45:14 PM PST · by devere · 22 replies · 1+ views
    DNAinfo,.com ^ | November 17, 2010 | Carla Zanoni
    A group of seven mild-mannered chess players are due in criminal court next month after police officers from the 34th Precinct issued them summonses for playing their favorite board game in Inwood Hill Park. The men were ticketed on Oct. 20 for being inside of Emerson Playground, a children's play area off limits to adults unaccompanied by minors. But the men were in an area furnished with stone chess and backgammon tables — separated from the play area by a fence. "There is a problem in this area with drug dealing, but the police have time to write tickets to...
  • Tea Party's Act Is Right Out Of 'Twilight Zone' (Gigantic Hurl & Barf Alert!!!)

    10/28/2010 5:42:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 28, 2010 | Left wing lunatic Eugene Robinson
    With their "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" this weekend, political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are late to the party. This weird campaign has been Comedy Central all along. The main source of hilarity has been the Tea Party movement and its candidates, quite a few of whom give every indication of being several sandwiches short of a picnic. Whether they win or lose — and yes, there remains the possibility that some might actually be elected — they leave us with mondo-bizarro moments that may require years of psychoanalysis for our collective political psyche to purge. Chief...
  • President Obama to campaign with Patty Murray

    10/11/2010 4:27:56 PM PDT · by epithermal · 44 replies
    KNDO-KNDU ^ | October 11, 2010 | AP
    <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - President Barack Obama will headline a campaign rally for Democratic Sen. Patty Murray next week in Seattle.</p> <p>The Murray campaign says Obama will appear Oct. 21 at the University of Washington's Hec Edmunson Pavilion in Seattle. The event will be free and open to the public, with registration beginning at 9 a.m.</p>
  • Tea Party Express Offers Bart Stupak $700,000 to Resign from Congress*

    04/08/2010 1:42:30 PM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies · 1,504+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 8, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or  Tea Party Express Offers Bart Stupak $700,000 to Resign from Congress*The Tea Party Express (website: has announced it will offer Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) to resign.Media outlets have reported that Congressman Stupak has considered retiring from Congress in light of the overwhelmingly negative response he has received for his efforts to support the recently-passed health care legislation.Similarly, media reports at the time of the health care bill's passage suggested Stupak received $700,000 in airport grants in exchange for his vote."If Bart Stupak is considering resigning then we want to...
  • Pat Robertson And Danny Glover On Haiti Earthquake

    01/15/2010 5:06:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies · 559+ views ^ | January 15, 2010 | Steve McGough
    When "lose lips" do sink ships or in the cases of both Pat Robertson and Danny Glover, create angry reactions. A new reader and listener from the left coast contacted me asking why we had not posted on Pat Robertson’s comments concerning Haiti’s pact with the Devil. Well, I was waiting for the left shoe to drop. Danny Glover took care of that, suggesting non-action at climate summits result in earthquakes.
  • Vail's ‘Dumb and Dumber' robber returned to Australia

    08/06/2009 7:01:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 468+ views
    vail daily ^ | August 5, 2009 | Edward Stoner
    Luke Carroll, half of the so-called “Dumb and Dumber” duo that robbed a Vail Village bank in 2005, was returned to his home country of Australia this week, immigration officials said Wednesday. Carroll was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the WestStar Bank heist, in which he and friend Anthony Prince made off with about $130,000, only to be arrested a day later. Seasonal ski shop employees Carroll and Prince made headlines for their blunders during and after the robbery. As they robbed the bank using BB guns, they wore name tags from their ski shop...
  • Vultures go missing from centre

    07/24/2009 4:56:32 PM PDT · by Shermy · 15 replies · 321+ views
    BBC ^ | July 20, 2009
    Staff at a Yorkshire falconry centre are appealing for help in finding two missing vultures named Dumb and Dumber. The male vulture, Dumb, was carried away by high winds after a public display at the Yorkshire Dales Falconry and Conservation Centre on Saturday. His female companion, Dumber, has not been seen since April, when she was blown off course in strong gusts. ... Centre director Carole Petrie said staff at the centre were doing everything they could to try and locate the vultures and were "distraught" at their disappearance. "Our falconers have been out every morning and night but there...
  • Obama's British 'Gift Gaffe' Not Reported By U.S. Media

    The Obamas, Barack and Michelle both, pretty much diplomatically botched the recent visit of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife. Oddly enough, the U.S. Old Media seems uninterested in the story that is a hot topic in England, a story that's left many Brits a bit miffed.
  • 2 accused of threatening Obama kept on lockdown

    11/10/2008 1:56:57 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 11 replies · 173+ views
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two white supremacists accused of plotting to assassinate Barack Obama are on lockdown in their Tennessee jail cell. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday that 20-year-old Daniel Cowart of Tennessee and 18-year-old Paul Schlesselman of Arkansas are under the lockdown for their protection. Obion County Sheriff Jerry Vastbinder says they were separated from other inmates at the request of federal authorities.
  • Ben Affeck, Matt Damon Pledge Support for Obama

    08/04/2008 8:12:36 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 57 replies · 166+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 08.04.2008 | ANI
    Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and their pregnant wives turned up at a Miami fundraiser for presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barrack Obama on Saturday. Both the couples attended the orientation at club 'Set' to pledge their support for Obama. According to reports, the actors also delivered speeches from the stage. "Jennifer Garner gave the first speech supporting Obama, and she was very witty, clever and funny," Peoples Magazine quoted a source as saying. "She was followed by her husband Ben, then Matt Damon. The men gave serious political speeches on how the country needs change," the source said....
  • Media shouldn't make our choices (Must Read For 2008!!)

    01/18/2008 10:37:36 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 47 replies · 172+ views
    Berkshire Eagle Online ^ | January 17, 2008 | Mark Belcher
    Media Shouldn't Make Our ChoicesThursday, January 17 A letter writer complained recently about how Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is being overlooked by the mainstream media. Mr. Kucinich is being snubbed, and not necessarily because of his leftward leaning. I was in Manchester, N.H. last week working with another candidate, Duncan Hunter, who is being similarly snubbed by the media, and saw quite a bit of Mr. Kucinich doing the best he could at radio row to get some of the media to listen to his stance. I did manage to listen in while Mr. Kucinich gave a very convincing...
  • **Immigration Boils Over**

    12/04/2007 4:45:54 PM PST · by Cyropaedia · 57 replies · 167+ views
    Time ^ | 9/29/07 | Joe Klein
    A few days after Thanksgiving, I asked Mike Huckabee what had surprised him about voters over the past six months of campaigning. "The intensity of the immigration issue," he said immediately, and then added, "I honestly don't know why it's gotten so hot." Huckabee gets points for candor: most of the presidential candidates I've spoken with in recent months feel the same way but aren't about to say so. It is difficult to spend a day on the trail and not see the anger explode.This is especially true in the Republican Party. John McCain, the sponsor of immigration-reform legislation, has...
  • After Quickie Wedding, Groom Hits Bride with Car

    03/07/2007 11:17:56 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 43 replies · 679+ views
    KSL-TV, Salt Lake City ^ | 3/7/2007 | staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The honeymoon didn't last long. James Olwine, 33, is accused of trying to run over his new wife after a weekend wedding in Las Vegas. Police received an emergency call from someone reporting a couple fighting in a car Monday as they traveled on Highland Drive, about 10 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Katie Martindale, 29, apparently got out of the car and started to walk away when Olwine drove off the road and hit her with the car, pushing her into a snowbank, said Lt. Paul Jaroscak, a spokesman for the Salt Lake...
  • Lieberman Concedes; Predicts Win As Indy In November

    08/08/2006 8:17:30 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 131 replies · 3,326+ views
    The Hotline ^ | aug. 8, 2006 | the hotline
    Thank you dear friends for standing by me in this difficult race." "Your support has sustained my family and me and made this a much closer race than all the pundits were predicting." "I called Ned Lamont and congratulated him on his success today." "We've just finished the first half and the Lamont Team is ahead. In the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forward in November." "The old politics of polarization won today. For the sake of our state, my country and my party, I cannot and will not let those results stands today." "I...
  • Lebanon's PM thanks Hezbollah

    07/30/2006 5:57:49 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 47 replies · 7,106+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 31 July 2006
    LEBANESE Prime Minister Fouad Siniora thanked Hezbollah for its "sacrifices" in its war against Israel. "We are in a strong position and I thank the Sayyed for his efforts," Mr Siniora said when asked about a statement by Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah calling on the Government to take advantage of Hezbollah's steadfastness against Israeli military might. "I also thank all those who sacrifice their lives for the independence and sovereignty of Lebanon," he said. Mr Siniora, a member of Lebanon's anti-Syrian coalition, has often been at odds with the Syrian-backed Hezbollah, but the 19-day-old conflict appears to have brought...
  • Sparks fly as Webb, Miller spar on (Virginia Senate RAT debate)

    05/20/2006 6:04:24 PM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 7 replies · 1,015+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 5/20/06 | Tyler Whitlet
    The two Democrats seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., virtually ignored him yesterday and trained their sights on each other. In the first televised joint appearance of the campaign, James Webb referred to a union description of Harris Miller as "the anti-Christ of outsourcing." At one point, after being interrupted by Miller, an angry-appearing Webb exclaimed: "Harris, if you shut your mouth, I'll answer the question."
  • CAPTION THESE TWO DOGS [Barf Bag Required!]

    05/15/2006 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Alouette · 95 replies · 3,568+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 14, 2006
  • Vieira chosen as Couric's ‘Today’ successor

    04/06/2006 8:48:55 AM PDT · by katieanna · 20 replies · 1,879+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 6, 2006 | MSNBC Staff
    NEW YORK - A day after Katie Couric announced she was leaving for CBS, NBC has chosen Meredith Vieira as Matt Lauer’s new partner on the “Today” show. NBC scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon to announce its new “Today” host, and confirmed in a statement that Vieira had been selected. “Meredith's vast experience as an award-winning journalist, as well as talk show host, make her the ideal candidate for this job,” said network CEO Jeff Zucker.
  • Republican Voters Split in Support of Giuliani and McCain for President in 2008 (PDF File)

    03/24/2006 7:18:37 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 44 replies · 714+ views
    This is interesting. The media is reporting that republicans are turning away from Bush yet we see this poll that states the opposite. NEW YORK, March 23, 2006 – Republican voters are split in their support of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain for president in 2008, with Bush supporters preferring Giuliani and Republicans who disapprove of Bush preferring McCain. In a head-to-head presidential primary match-up among Republicans voters, McCain and Giuliani are statistically tied (42% Giuliani, 40% McCain), but Bush supporters back Giuliani 45%-38%, while Republicans who disapprove of Bush prefer McCain 51%-34%. Although...
  • Caption Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon at the 'Bring Em Home Now!' concert.

    03/21/2006 1:00:15 PM PST · by memorandum1 · 60 replies · 961+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/21/06
    "Susan Sarandon (R) introduces Cindy Sheehan at the 'Bring Em Home Now!' concert in New York, March 20, 2006. The peace concert marked the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the war. REUTERS/Erin Siegal "
  • What are your rights? 'D'oh' (Constitutional illiteracy)

    03/03/2006 6:25:03 PM PST · by sully777 · 23 replies · 975+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 2, 2006pm ET
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most Americans have an easier time naming members of the cartoon Simpson family than listing the five freedoms granted by the nation's founders, a survey by a museum released on Wednesday said. Here's a hint: one of them is not the right to own and raise pets, an error committed by one in five respondents. Half of 1,000 Americans randomly surveyed by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum could name at least two of the five members of Fox Television's Simpson family, the stars of the network's long-running show. But just 28 percent of respondents could name more...

    01/10/2006 2:16:26 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 161 replies · 7,974+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | January 10, 2006 | Pablo Martinez Monsivais
  • France to Let Rioters Govern Themselves

    11/03/2005 2:30:44 PM PST · by NYTexan · 51 replies · 1,812+ views ^ | 2005-11-03 | Scott Ott
    After seven nights of riots by youth in predominantly-Muslim sections of Paris, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (who is a man) announced today that police would pull out of areas where dozens of cars burn each night to “let the freedom-fighting insurgents govern themselves.” “Just like the United States should not force democracy upon Muslims in Iraq,” said Mr. de Villepin, “we should not impose our own provincial thinking about the so-called ‘rule of law’ on Muslim immigrants who have established a homeland in Paris. We’re withdrawing our occupation forces immediately.” The Prime Minister, who, when he was Foreign...
  • Rendell sticking with Knoll

    07/26/2005 10:15:44 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 16 replies · 596+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 07/27/05 | Tom Barnes
    Rendell sticking with Knoll Governor waves off missteps, malaprops in saying she'll be his running mate in '06 Wednesday, July 27, 2005 By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau HARRISBURG -- Even though Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll makes occasional malaprops and mistakes in judgment, Gov. Ed Rendell says he'll stick with her when he runs for re-election next year. Asked yesterday if she'll be his running mate on the Democratic ticket in 2006, Rendell said, "I have no reason to expect differently." Rendell told a state Capitol news conference that as lieutenant governor, Knoll takes her job seriously and "has...
  • Is it Ok for me to ask a question. - ZOT (You may not like the answer)

    01/20/2005 3:49:25 PM PST · by Johhny Wells · 156 replies · 3,925+ views
    I was told I cuold come hear to ask a question. I wanted to vot for George w Bush in the last election but I coulnt make it to the poles. When is the next time I can vote for Bush. I raelly want to.
  • Lutz: GM 'missed the boat' on hybrid marketing

    01/13/2005 2:37:33 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 79 replies · 1,111+ views
    AutoNews ^ | 1/12/05 | reuters
    ETROIT -- General Motors Vice Chairman Robert Lutz said the automaker missed an opportunity to market itself as a technologically savvy company capable of producing hybrid vehicles. Lutz said GM "missed the boat" on a marketing opportunity with hybrids -- an opportunity Toyota Motor Corp. has played to its advantage. "We business-cased it, took a hard, analytical look and thought the engineering and investment were irresponsible vis-a-vis our shareholders," he said. "We failed to appreciate what Toyota has basically treated as an advertising expense." Lutz said GM was doubtful the business case for hybrids would work. In hindsight, "we should...
  • Lawmaker wants to ban drugs like Sudafed

    01/10/2005 6:48:57 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 141 replies · 5,969+ views
    associated press ^ | January 10, 2005
    AUSTIN - A state senator who wants to eliminate from the market drugs that contain mainly pseudoephedrine has introduced a series of four bills for returning lawmakers. Under the legislation by Sen. Craig Estes, no one would be able to buy drugs like Sudafed in Texas. But he said consumers could still buy other congestion remedies containing the decongestant, as long as it is mixed into capsules and cough syrups. "We hope the general public will realize that a little inconvenience will go a long way," Estes, R-Wichita Falls, told the Scripps Howard Austin bureau in Monday's editions of the...
  • Two Injured In Porch Collapse While Trying To Steal Stove (Darwin Award?)

    09/22/2004 11:00:38 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 383+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | September 22, 2004 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) A three-story porch collapsed Tuesday night on Chicago's southwest side when three people tried to steal a stove that was on it, authorities said. Two men who were wounded (my note: poor verb usage, AP, 'injured' a better choice) in the collapse and a woman were in police custody Tuesday night but no charges had been filed, Chicago Police spokesman Hector Alfaro said. The men remained at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where one was listed in critical condition and the other in serious, Chicago Fire Department spokeswoman Rosa Escareno said. The collapse happened around...
  • Bush, Bin Laden and Blair 'need to cool it' (quite possibly the dumbest letter ever)

    05/19/2004 5:21:37 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 48 replies · 125+ views
    Typed in from Philly Metro (free commuter rag) | 5/18/2004 | Shannon Thompson Connolly from Philly
    As a mother I am absolutely horrified at what happened to Nicholas Berg. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain that his parents are enduring. As a human being I am also horrified by the lack of tolerance that we demonstrate towards one another. Until we have leaders who are courageous enough to put aside stubborn ignorance and use diplomacy, we will never experience true peace. That means President Bush, Osama bin Laden, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair all need to cool it and franly, grow up. The world's problems aren't all that complicated - they're basically about...
  • Attack of the Seminar Callers, Trolls and shills

    12/10/2003 11:01:35 PM PST · by EUPHORIC · 365 replies · 1,458+ views
    Self | 12/10/2003 | Self
    I'm know you've seen them and you probably have interacted with them. They are coming out of the woodwork here on FR and on the radio talk shows and everywhere else as we move towards the next defeat of the Demonicrats in 2004. Who are they? Who knows! Rush calls them "Seminar Callers", Hannity seems to be able to screen them out and does not have a name for them that I know of. OReilly gets 'em and lately we've had SCADS of the little eight legged things crawling all through some of the more controversial posts here. They are...
  • Pentagon Expects Long-Term Access to Key Bases in Iraq

    04/19/2003 10:06:36 AM PDT · by harrowup · 43 replies · 233+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 4-20-03 | THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON, April 19 — The United States is planning a long-term military relationship with the emerging government of Iraq, one that would grant the Pentagon access to military bases and project American influence into the heart of the unsettled region, senior Bush administration officials say.