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  • Sudden plea deals in tire slashing case

    01/20/2006 1:22:41 PM PST · by mafree · 100 replies · 4,566+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/20/05 | Greg Nunnaly
    In an unexpected twist in the Election Day tire slashing trial, four former Kerry-Edwards campaign staffers, including the sons of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) and former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt, have agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanors. The plea agreements came in the middle of jury deliberations after an eight-day trial on felony property damage charges that carried potential 3 1/2 year prison terms upon conviction. Michael Pratt, 33, Sowande Omokunde, 26, Lewis G. Caldwell, 29, and Lavelle Mohammad, 36, have all pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property. Omokunde is Moore's son. Prosecutors...
  • Clooney: I ruined Kerry's presidential race

    01/14/2006 5:31:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 285 replies · 6,355+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 1/14/06 | Ireland Online
    George Clooney is convinced he ruined John Kerry's chances in the race for US president in 2004 - by snubbing an invitation and hurting his feelings. The Ocean's Twelve actor was one of several screen stars invited to ride on Kerry's election train, but it all went downhill for the Democrat when Clooney stayed away. He recalls: "Kerry asked me to ride on his train - he had a train going cross-country after he was nominated and some actors went on board. I called him and explained that I couldn't do it. I'd hurt him. I'd actually caused him harm...
  • 71% of DUmmies Found the 2004 Election More "Traumatizing" than 9/11

    01/12/2006 12:08:31 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 389+ views
    DUmmie Land | January 11, 2006
  • Why Did The Times Wait?

    01/03/2006 12:52:29 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 32 replies · 2,164+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | January 3, 2006 | N/A
    Everyone is asking the burning question: Why did The New York Times postpone its treason in publishing its NSA secrets when these leaks could have won the elections for their bosses, the Democrat Party?We certainly know it had nothing to do with any concerns about hurting our national security in the middle of a shooting war.Even The Times' own PR man felt obliged to (very publicly) upbraid his masters for this tragically missed opportunity, which we present courtesy of the New York Post [excerpted]: "Old Gay Gray Lady" publisher, Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr.Times' Own Ombudsman Rips 'Stonewalling' Paper By ANDY...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-27-05 ("Kerry Won!!! Tool for Everyone to Prove It")

    12/27/2005 5:03:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 113 replies · 1,797+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 27, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Have you ever been in the proximity of a member of the Flat Earth Society? If so, then you might have had the tedious experience of being subjected to endless "scientific" data to "prove" beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Earth is indeed flat. Likewise, the DUmmies are putting forth tons of statistical analysis to "prove" that Kerry actually did win the election in 2004. And speaking about 2004, this DUmmie THREAD hilariously titled, "Kerry Won!!! Tool for Everyone to Prove It-'Scoop'" was posted in DUmmieland YESTERDAY, not in the immediate aftermath of election 2004. Yes, the...
  • Mary Mapes Names Names [tries to trash FreeRepublic]

    11/10/2005 5:34:54 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 355 replies · 10,516+ views
    INDC Journal ^ | 11/9/05 | Bill Ardolino
    November 09, 2005 Mary Mapes Names Names ("Anonymous" Ones) Posted by Bill An excerpt from page 201 of her new book: Within minutes of Buckhead's original posting, Freepers began to repeat and embellish Buckhead's thoughts. Not surprisingly, they all agreed with him, they all agreed with one another, and they all agreed this should be pursued aggressively. Freethinkers they are not. The Freepers and their lockstep like-minded fellow travelers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim. CBS was like some sunburned, overweight Florida tourist with a cut foot, floundering and flapping...
  • CBS' Mary Mapes, in 'Vanity Fair,' Defends Role in 'RatherGate'

    11/01/2005 9:38:05 PM PST · by freespirited · 33 replies · 852+ views
    NEW YORK In the upcoming December issue of Vanity Fair, Mary Mapes, the CBS News producer who lost her job after the disputed "60 Minutes II" Bush/National Guard report, writes, "I must answer the bloggers, the babblers and blabbers, and the true believers who have called me everything from 'feminazi' to an 'elitist liberal' to an 'idiot.' "If I was an idiot, it was for believing in a free press that is able to do its job without fear or favor. ...I didn't know that the attack on our story was going to be as effective as a brilliantly run...
  • When Zealotry Crosses the Line of Decency

    10/08/2005 9:12:28 AM PDT · by Publius · 22 replies · 1,430+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 8 October 2005 | Robert Jamieson
    The tan-colored home in Shoreline shows signs of the times. A blue sign near the window reads, "Bush-Cheney." A large one near the front walkway declares, "Elect David Irons -- King County Executive." Ken Potts, a Vietnam War veteran and Shoreline resident, has become the target of vandalism aimed at his politics. An electronic display in an upstairs window scrolls these words in red: "Liberalism is a mental disorder." "That's a quote from Michael Savage," Ken Potts, the owner of the home, explains, referring to the strident talk radio personality. "He's a little right of me, but he comes up...
  • Mary Mapes Hits Bloggers and MSM in Upcoming Book

    10/07/2005 5:16:26 PM PDT · by JustAnotherOkie · 94 replies · 3,174+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | October 07, 2005 2:15 PM ET | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post might have a bigger scoop than he thought. In his online column this morning, as a final, almost throwaway item, he quoted from the first chapter of the forthcoming book by former CBS producer Mary Mapes that covers, among other things, her controversial experience with the Dan Rather/Bush/National Guard “60 Minutes” segment. Among the excerpts: "I was incredulous that the mainstream press -- a group I'd been a part of for nearly twenty-five years and thought I knew -- was falling for the blogs' critiques. I was shocked at the ferocity of...
  • Fired CBSer Cries Foul (Mary Mapes: names FreeRepublic.com as "the birth of political jihad")

    10/05/2005 7:01:20 AM PDT · by dead · 612 replies · 20,166+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/5 | Adam Buckman
    October 5, 2005 -- THE producer at the center of last year's "Memogate" scandal at CBS News says she was derailed by a vast right-wing conspiracy. The producer, Mary Mapes, is one of four CBS staffers fired last January in the wake of the scandal. She is convinced she was the victim of a group of loosely associated Internet bloggers "with a harsh political bent" who pounced on CBS News minutes after the airing of the now-infamous Texas Air National Guard story on "60 Minutes 2" in September 2004... "Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-03-05 ("Rather was prevented from going after smirk's N.G. paper's rigging")

    10/03/2005 3:27:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 112 replies · 2,382+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 3, 2005 | DUmmies, Mary Mapes, and PJ-Comix
    As many of you might remember, the DUmmie FUnnies blog began with coverage of the DUmmie reaction to the forged Texas Air National Guard Memos presented on a the CBS 60 Minutes II show hosted by Dan Rather. At the time of the exposure, Dan Rather insisted the memos were really authentic. Rather kept INSISTING on the authenticity of those obviously forged memos even when it was proven beyond a shadow of doubt that they were fake. After Dan Rather retired was fired from CBS News, he changed his tune a bit by saying that even though the memos...
  • Jimmy Carter: Gore beat Bush in 2000 (Uber Barf and Sore Loser Alerts)

    09/23/2005 12:04:19 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 143 replies · 3,361+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 23, 2005 | Joe Kovacs
    Five years after the controversial 2000 presidential election, ex-President Jimmy Carter now says he's certain Al Gore defeated George W. Bush. "Well I would say that in the year 2000, the country failed abysmally in the presidential election process," Carter told a panel Monday at American University in Washington, D.C. "There's no doubt in my mind that Al Gore was elected president."
  • Emotional Rather blasts 'new journalism order'

    09/19/2005 8:36:17 PM PDT · by aculeus · 273 replies · 5,360+ views
    Brietbart.com ^ | September 19, 2005 | By Paul J. Gough, Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said Monday that there is a climate of fear running through newsrooms stronger than he has ever seen in his more than four-decade career. Rather famously tangled with President Nixon and his aides during the Watergate years while Rather was a hard-charging White House correspondent. Addressing the Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, occasionally forcing back tears, he said that in the intervening years, politicians "of every persuasion" had gotten better at applying pressure on the conglomerates that own the broadcast networks. He called it a "new journalism...
  • Democrats and Labor Get Redistricting Vote on Ohio Ballot

    09/07/2005 6:14:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,118+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 7, 2005 | DEAN E. MURPHY
    The Ohio secretary of state announced yesterday that a series of election-related constitutional amendments had qualified for the November ballot, including one intended to strip Republican elected officials of their control over drawing legislative districts. The amendments are sponsored by Reform Ohio Now, a coalition dominated by Democrats, unions and watchdog groups. It celebrated the announcement and said a statewide campaign to win approval in November had begun. "It's not like we're posting yard signs yet, but we're close to that," the campaign manager of Reform Ohio Now, Scarlett Bauder, said. "Right now the time is ripe for reform." The...
  • Rememeber after the election last year? (Vanity)

    09/05/2005 1:49:02 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 562+ views
    9/5/05 | Me
    Many liberals stated that they wished the South was obliterated from the United States. Well, they got their wish last week.
  • Two Cuyahoga County election workers indicted in presidential recount

    08/30/2005 5:52:29 PM PDT · by darkangel82 · 20 replies · 1,312+ views
    wkyc.com ^ | Today | WKYC-TV
    CLEVELAND -- Two workers at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections have been charged with taking illegal short cuts in our local recount of last year’s presidential election. A libertarian candidate and one from the Green party made the original accusations, and today a grand jury agreed. Ballot supervisors Rosey Greer and Kathleen Dreamer each face six felonies. The shortcuts wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the election, but were not the way the recount should have been handled.
  • Michelle Malkin: AIR ENRON: NO LETTING UP (Bonus - New York Times coverage update)

    08/10/2005 2:17:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 2,323+ views
    Michelle Malkin .com ^ | 8/10/05 | Michelle Malkin
    AIR ENRON: NO LETTING UP By Michelle Malkin · August 10, 2005 01:49 PM Al Franken is laughing it off and the elite media is still blowing it off, but the Air America/Air Enron financial fiasco continues to unfold. Ed Morrissey and his legal consultant/reader Eric Costello shine renewed light on the Piquant buyout shell game here and here, previously explored by Leon H. at Macho Nachos. The Washington Times pounds the MSM and race hustlers' blackout in a new editorial today, "Air Scamerica." And in a fascinating little side development, a former Clear Channel official has been hired by...
  • Breakdown Lane - Chevy's unlikely new pitchman (is Steve Earle)

    07/28/2005 6:38:29 AM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 3,385+ views
    Houston Press ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2005 | John Nova Lomax
    Many music-minded viewers of the MLB All-Star Game earlier this month were shocked, astonished and disillusioned at the newest truck commercial Chevrolet unveiled. I know I was when I saw it a week or so later -- there were the standard shots of Chevy trucks sending up billowing clouds of dust as they thrummed down rutted dirt roads, crashing and splashing through rocky streams, and burly, flannel-shirted rednecks tossing bales of hay around -- but what was that music playing in the background? It was infinitely familiar yet, given its surroundings, completely out-of-place and exotic, like running into your spinster...
  • Kerry Film Did Not Violate Election Law

    07/22/2005 9:21:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 1,062+ views
    SF Gate.com & AP ^ | July 22, 2005
    BALTIMORE, (AP) -- Sinclair Broadcasting did not violate federal election law by running portions of a documentary critical of John Kerry's Vietnam-era anti-war activities, the Federal Elections Commission announced Friday. Suburban Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., owner of 62 television stations that reach a quarter of all U.S. households, was criticized for what the Democratic National Committee said was a plan to order its stations to show the documentary, "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 2 presidential election. The DNC filed the FEC complaint on Oct. 12, contending that showing the film...
  • Taboo Topics in Journalism Today - (says liberal media bias gave Kerry 5 to 20 million votes!)

    07/14/2005 8:58:55 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 1,230+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    The old media, with their documented and demonstrable liberal bias, have lost much of their clout. But through the networks, the major papers, and the White House press corps, they continue to set the national agenda. And that means there are some things you just don't write about if you want to remain "in" with the liberal media. Newsweek senior writer Charles Gasparino, appearing on Tina Brown's now-defunct CNBC show, made the following admission. "We sow the seeds of our own demise. Journalists have been advocates of the liberal attitude for way too long, and now we're paying the price....
  • Spain’s “Terrorgate”? ("El Mundo" newspaper voices some 'explosive' theories)

    05/18/2005 7:43:21 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 16 replies · 1,132+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/18/2005 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    It has long been understood that the Spanish socialists shamelessly exploited the March 11, 2004, terrorist attacks in Madrid’s train station for political advantage. They did so with palpable disregard for a frightening fact: The far-reaching geostrategic repercussions of that incident...gave those seeking similar results elsewhere every incentive to engage in violence against other democracies’ electoral processes. But what if the perpetrators were neither Islamofacists, as the winning socialists immediately asserted, nor the Basque terrorist organization known as ETA, as the government of José Maria Aznar initially (and fatally) assumed? On May 16, the Madrid daily El Mundo published a...
  • Survey: News Media Voted for John Kerry Over President Bush (MEDIA BIAS ALERT!)

    05/17/2005 8:01:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 1,200+ views
    LifeNews ^ | May 16, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- During the 2004 presidential elections, the mainstream news media frequently engaged in bias -- especially on pro-life issues such as abortion and stem cell research. As with previous polls, a new survey confirms most members of the media voted for Democrat John Kerry over President George W. Bush. The University of Connecticut's Department of Public Policy found journalists picked Kerry over Bush by 68 percent to 25 percent. The college sampled 300 journalists, from both newspapers and TV. The poll also found that Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 and twice as many self-identified themselves as...
  • Arrests sought in election fraud (Milwaukee)

    05/12/2005 3:45:14 AM PDT · by steveegg · 17 replies · 1,005+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5/12/2005 | Derrick Nunnaly and Greg J Borowski
    Two arrest warrants were issued Wednesday alleging election fraud by two voter-registration workers employed last year to sign up new voters. According to warrants filed by the Milwaukee County district attorney's office, Urelene Lilly, 48, and Marcus L. Lewis, 23, both admitted to authorities that they filled out multiple voter-registration cards using fictitious information to earn money from Project Vote, which paid workers such as them $40 per day plus $1.75 for each registration above the daily quota of 24 new voters.... Lilly and Lewis were charged with five felonies each: three counts of forgery, one count of election fraud...
  • Moore Sets Up Scholarship for Rebels

    04/21/2005 6:00:22 AM PDT · by foolscap · 9 replies · 642+ views
    hosted.ap.org ^ | Apr 21,2005 | Associated Press
    SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) -- Filmmaker and Michigan native Michael Moore has established a scholarship for students who defy the administration at California State University, San Marcos - the same school that canceled his talk last year. The Michael Moore Freedom of Speech Scholarship will award two $2,500 annual scholarships to Cal State San Marcos students "who have done the most to fight for issues of student rights by standing up to the administration," according to a news release issued Wednesday. The first scholarships will be awarded in the 2005-2006 academic year. Winners will be announced in June. Cal State...
  • Kerry's long awaited bugle call (Flashback - Nov.1, 2004)

    04/07/2005 9:41:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies · 1,347+ views
    Canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/1/2004 | Judi McLeod
    They can dust off their medals and take their uniforms out of mothballs, but dusting off their dignity meant a 30-year wait. There are approximately 2.5 million Vietnam veterans in American who have never forgotten the way they were portrayed by the (Hanoi) Jane Fonda-John Kerry elite of the day. Persecuted on a stage in a world history that was to bring their main persecutor back to the media spotlight, tomorrow is their D-day. Imagine returning home from Vietnam on crutches and in wheelchairs only to be pelted with human feces and rotten fruit, the careful orchestration of a media-backed...
  • 1 in 4 ballots from soldiers, overseas voters uncounted

    04/06/2005 1:09:21 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 28 replies · 1,040+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | April 05, 2005 | LISA HOFFMAN
    WASHINGTON - The votes of at least 1 in 4 U.S. soldiers and overseas voters in last fall's election never were counted. That's the conclusion of a recent report by the National Defense Committee, a private, pro-military organization that surveyed local election offices across the country about the number of absentee votes cast and counted in the Nov. 3 election. In all, more than 30,000 of the 131,000 absentee ballots sent by troops and expatriates to 760 local elections offices around the country were not counted, the report found. Those offices represent about 10 percent of the 7,800 offices nationwide....
  • Look Back at Anger (Why the "vast left-wing conspiracy" failed to unseat President Bush)

    04/05/2005 9:16:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 1,246+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, April 5, 2005 | JACOB LAKSIN
    It was several months before Election Day. George W. Bush and John Kerry had pulled to a statistical dead heat, and the pundits were poring over the polls in an effort to divine the reasons for the latest shift in public opinion. But MoveOn.org had more pressing concerns. It was moved to ask its network of true believers: "Why aren't we talking about a landslide in November?" Such groundless conviction "was not at all unusual in the world of MoveOn," writes Byron York in "The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy." The triumphalism flowed, he notes, from a deceptively simple rationale. Feeling...
  • Milwaukee County illegally certified election results, lawmaker says

    03/24/2005 6:52:43 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 19 replies · 928+ views
    AP via CBS 2 Chicago ^ | March 24, 2005 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Milwaukee County certified its election results in the 2004 presidential race without reviewing key documents required under state law to verify the vote count in the city of Milwaukee, the state's top election official said Thursday. The state Elections Board launched an investigation into why the state's largest county approved voting results without receiving the materials after the Nov. 2 election, said executive director Kevin Kennedy. The investigation could result in a legal challenge to the outcome of the presidential race because the state used incomplete information to certify the results, said state Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan....
  • LAT: Kerry Intensifies Attack on Bush

    03/18/2005 10:24:45 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 85 replies · 1,815+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 18, 2005 | Ronald Brownstein
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), continuing his sharp attacks on the man who beat him in last year's White House race, on Thursday denounced President Bush's budget and his recent nominations of leading conservatives to two high-profile foreign policy posts. The budget Bush submitted to Congress failed to uphold basic values of "honesty, opportunity and responsibility," Kerry told the Center on National Policy, a Democratic think tank. In response to a question, Kerry charged that Bush's nomination of Undersecretary of State John R. Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz as president of...
  • (Lefties)Moving To Canada? Choosing The Right Destination For You

    02/17/2005 2:43:03 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 27 replies · 1,034+ views
    EscapeArtist.com ^ | February 2005 | Thelma O’ Connor
    You’ve decided to move to Canada but before you go you must choose a destination in which to settle. Canada, with over 10 million square kilometers of territory, is the second largest country in the world, with many wonderful cities, towns and rural communities beckoning the newcomer. The vastness of this country makes choosing a destination all that more difficult. Do you choose to live near the ocean, in the mountains, in a large city, on the prairies, or in the lake regions? Suddenly, choosing somewhere seems overwhelming! So how do you go about deciding which place is best for...
  • Time names Bush 2004 ‘Person of the Year’

    12/19/2004 8:40:55 AM PST · by drt1 · 19 replies · 886+ views
    NEW YORK - President Bush’s bold, uncompromising leadership and his clear-cut election victory made him Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2004, its managing editor said on Sunday.
  • Public figures should embrace their faith

    01/29/2005 9:27:43 PM PST · by blitzgig · 3 replies · 258+ views
    The Breeze ^ | 10/28/04 | Jonathan Kelly
    The subject of religious faith within the public sphere has received considerable attention of late, with both presidential candidates making conspicuous efforts to display the prominence of religion in their lives. President Bush and Senator John Kerry have communicated that their faiths have informed their judgment as servants of the people when it comes to carrying out their duties and making decisions. This message draws attention to the topic of religion’s role and relevance in public life. The angle of this topic that provokes debate most is the matter of the promulgation of one’s religious faith in professional public work....
  • Milwaukee Democrats To Face Felony Charges In Election-Day Conspiracy

    01/23/2005 9:21:59 AM PST · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 15 replies · 966+ views
    Captains Quarters ^ | 1/23/05 | Captain Ed
    Two sons of prominent Democratic polticians and three paid party activists will face felony charges as a result of a widely-publicized attempt to keep Republicans from voting on Election Day in Milwaukee. The charges will be filed on Monday, highlighting the other unrelated issues of voter fraud in Wisconsin's largest city and Democratic stronghold:
  • Expect tire-slashing charges Monday (Milwaukee)

    01/23/2005 8:03:05 AM PST · by Jean S · 52 replies · 2,072+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 1/23/04 | Cary Spivak & Dan Bice
    Expect tire-slashing charges Monday Sources say politicians' sons, 3 other Democrats will be hit with felonies Posted: Jan. 22, 2005 Spivak & Bice Cary Spivak &Dan Bice E-MAIL  |  ARCHIVE   The investigation into the Great Tire-Slashing Caper will end Monday with felony charges against the adult sons of two prominent Milwaukee politicians - U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt. Sources close to the 83-day-old probe said Sowande Omokunde, Michael Pratt and three other paid Democratic activists will each be charged with a single felony count of criminal damage to property, legalese for vandalism. Omokunde, also...
  • East St. Louis (Illinois) Police Chief and Deputy in FBI Custody

    01/21/2005 10:37:47 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 154 replies · 13,079+ views
    http://971 Talk Radio ^ | 1/21/05 | 97.1 Talk Radio
    Links not updated yet, this was just announced on 97.1 Talk FM. The Chief of Police and his assistant/deputy are in FBI Custody. There is to be a press confrence at 2:30 to announce the details. All indications is that this is in regard to an investigation into Voter Fraud that began immediately after the November presidential election.
  • The Endless Party

    01/20/2005 1:34:44 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 449+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | January 20, 2005 | William Voegeli
    The epilogue of a presidential election is strangely like the opening chapter. Before the primaries there are several candidates. First this one is in the lead, then that one, and finally the party settles on the nominee. After the general election, the party that lost has to make sense of what went wrong. For a while one explanation gains favor, then another, and finally the party settles on the lesson to draw from defeat. It's been only two months since John Kerry gave his concession speech, but the process of explaining the loss has already had phases. In the first...
  • Kerry Criticizes Election Outcome At MLK Day Breakfast [Sore-Loserman ALERT]

    01/17/2005 10:17:16 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 109 replies · 3,138+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, January 17, 2005
    BOSTON— U.S. Sen. John Kerry, in some of his most pointed public comments yet about November's presidential election, invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on Monday as he criticized President Bush and decried reports of voter disenfranchisement on election day. Kerry, Bush's Democratic challenger, spoke at Boston's annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast. He reiterated that he decided not to challenge the election results, but went on to say that "thousands of people were suppressed in the effort to vote." "Voting machines were distributed in uneven ways. In Democratic districts, it took people four, five, eleven hours to vote, while...
  • WP: Bush Says Election Ratified Iraq Policy

    01/15/2005 8:39:28 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 38 replies · 2,854+ views
    Washington Post (Page A01) ^ | Sunday, January 16, 2005 | Jim VandeHei and Michael A. Fletcher
    President Bush said the public's decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath. "We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 elections," Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post. "The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me." With the Iraq elections two weeks away and no signs of the deadly insurgency...
  • Democrat Urging Anti-Bush Boycott (Sore Losers Alert)

    01/12/2005 4:53:49 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 30 replies · 1,086+ views
    Las Vegas SUN ^ | January 11, 2005 | Adrienne Schwisow
    DETROIT (AP) - David Livingstone says the idea behind the economic boycott he's organizing is simple: If people don't show up at work or buy things, companies lose money. As he sees it, that's money the Bush administration can't tax, and can't use to run the war in Iraq, protect polluters or chip away at the Constitution. So the Detroit Democrat and a handful of other anti-Bush groups across the country are urging others of like mind to withhold their cash and labor on Inauguration Day - from all businesses. They don't think they'll inflict a huge economic pain, but...
  • Paint It Blackwell

    01/10/2005 8:48:19 AM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies · 874+ views
    NRO ^ | 1/10/05 | Tim Carney
    Unlike the Jesse Jackson-led Democratic convulsions after the 2000 election was settled, Thursday's shenanigans on the House floor were not primarily an effort to delegitimize George W. Bush's presidency. ash The number-one target of the protest of Ohio's vote was the most promising African-American Republican politician in the country: Ohio secretary of state Kenneth Blackwell. A word count of the Congressional Record makes the case clearly: George Bush's name was mentioned 109 times during the debate, while Ken Blackwell's was mentioned 149. When you take into account that many of the Bush mentions were made by Republicans, and that every...
  • Staples Responds to Sinclair Flap: Thank you for your feedback

    01/07/2005 11:38:27 AM PST · by Smogger · 7 replies · 637+ views
    E-mail | 1/7/2004 | Me
    First my e-mail to Staples: From: XXXXXXXX To: Subject: Staples Pulls Advertising From Sinclair Date: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 1:39 PM Dear Sirs: I recently came across and article in the Washington Post which read in part: "Office-supply retailer Staples Inc. is pulling its advertising from news programming on Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. television stations, saying the decision was fueled in part by e-mails from customers angry at what they consider to be the broadcaster's right-wing bias in news and commentary." You should be aware that by aligning yourself with far-left groups such as Media Matters for America and MoveOn.org...
  • Opportunity Knocks At The Boxer Rebellion

    01/06/2005 11:01:18 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 5 replies · 279+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Thursday, January 06, 2005 | .cnI redruM
    Barbara Boxer should know better. Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid all three had better political instincts. The latter three have stayed out of the blast radius during the So-Called Democratic Party's latest self-immolation fest. It's not that Senator Boxer will face a difficult election challange in the forseeable future, but she should have the desire and acumen to inspire respect once she gets into office. Instead she's chosen to grandstand. She has officially challanged the electoral college votes cast from The Great State of Ohio. She and an unwashed bevy of DU spambots have declarde George W. Bush...
  • NYT: Election Results to Be Certified, With Little Fuss From Kerry

    01/05/2005 7:24:32 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 20 replies · 963+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 6, 2005 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    ASHINGTON, Jan. 5 - The day before a joint session of Congress to certify the results of the 2004 presidential election, Senator John Kerry said Wednesday that he would not participate in a possible protest by Democrats who are challenging President Bush's victory in Ohio. "While I am deeply concerned about the issues being highlighted by my colleagues in Congress and citizens across the country and support their efforts to highlight the need to ensure voting rights," Mr. Kerry said in a statement, "I will not be joining their protest of the Ohio electors." Senator Kerry, who is traveling in...
  • Dem Lays Out Case Against Bush's Ohio Win

    01/05/2005 2:01:41 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 80 replies · 3,187+ views
    AP ^ | January 5, 2005 | MALIA RULON
    WASHINGTON - The senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee protested President Bush's re-election Wednesday with a new report claiming serious election irregularities and "significant disenfranchisement" of voters in Ohio. The report by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan says Congress should challenge the Electoral College vote when it is tallied Thursday in the House of Representatives and investigate all claims of voter problems in Ohio. "We have found numerous, serious election irregularities in the Ohio presidential election," the report said. "There are ample grounds for challenging the electors from the state of Ohio." Ohio's 20 electoral votes were critical for...
  • Sen. Boxer’s Office Won’t Confirm MSNBC, Hill Claim That She Will Challenge Electoral Result

    01/05/2005 12:20:18 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 15 replies · 657+ views
    RAW STORY ^ | 1/5/2005 | John Byrne
    The San Francisco office of Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) denied claims that a final decision had been made on whether she would challenge the electoral college result on the floor of the Senate Thursday. Boxer’s Washington office has not returned RAW STORY calls for comment over the last several days. Asked to confirm or deny reports that Sen. Boxer had made a decision to challenge, a spokesman said, “The Senator has made no public statment on that, we are still taking down opinions and I can forward them to the senator.” MSNBC anchor Chip Reid reported Wednesday afternoon that Boxer...
  • 18 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA (Just recieved this email from someone we know)

    01/04/2005 2:38:37 PM PST · by stockpirate · 108 replies · 2,723+ views
    Evalyn F. Segal, PhD; Professor Emerita, San Diego State University | Evalyn F. Segal, PhD
    18 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA Did you know....? 1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S. link 1 link 2 link 32. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry. link 1 link 23. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers. link 1 link 24. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president...
  • Exit Left: The 2004 Exit Poll Failure

    01/04/2005 12:32:44 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 256+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Tuesday, January 04, 2005 | .cnI redruM
    Mickey Kaus continues to cement his reputation as a Democrat with an actual brain. Today he links to an excellent takedown of Edison/Mitofsky, the firm that conducted the Exit Polls for the 2004 Presidential Elections, by the blogger Mystery Pollster. Kaus points out the following: As late as 7:33 P.M. on Election Day, Mitofsky and Lenski were apparently telling their clients (NBC, CBS, CNN, AP, etc.) that after "weighting" Kerry was beating Bush by 9 points among women and losing by only 4 among men. He backs his claim with this Edison/Mitofsky actual report that was forwarded to the National...
  • Judge Asked to Toss Ohio Vote Challenge

    01/04/2005 12:02:31 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 9 replies · 970+ views
    AP ^ | Jan. 4, 2005 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - One voter didn't see any signs of fraud on Election Day but was suspicious of the results. Another was surprised by long lines in her suburban city, where voting was always quick in the past. Others were angered by having to wait hours to vote in black neighborhoods. Some left in frustration without casting their ballots. In all, 37 voters in this swing state are challenging President Bush's Nov. 2 victory over Democratic Sen. John Kerry. They want Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer to set aside the election results. Bush's re-election campaign responded Monday with...
  • Bush Asks Judge to Toss Ohio Election Suit

    01/03/2005 4:51:43 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 59 replies · 1,873+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, January 03, 2005 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Bush's re-election campaign asked the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday to throw out a challenge of the election in this swing state, saying the case resembles "a poorly drafted script for a late night conspiracy-theory movie." The court filing was made as the Rev. Jesse Jackson held a rally before hundreds of people in Columbus to support the challenge and urge the U.S. Senate to debate Ohio's results on Thursday when Congress is in joint session for the official tally of the electoral votes. Thirty-seven Ohio voters who filed the challenge are...
  • Shrewd spending boosted GOP in presidential race

    01/03/2005 12:54:45 PM PST · by Abram · 18 replies · 507+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 1/3/2005 | Thomas B. Edsall and James V. Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON — In the most expensive presidential contest in the nation's history, John Kerry and his Democratic supporters nearly matched President Bush and the Republicans, who outspent them by only $60 million, $1.14 billion to $1.08 billion. But despite their fund-raising success, Democrats simply did not spend their money as effectively as Bush. That is the conclusion of an extensive examination of campaign fund-raising and spending data provided by the Federal Election Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and interviews with officials of the two campaigns and the independent groups allied with them. In a $2.2 billion election, two relatively small...