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  • Men Get Jail Time In Milwaukee Tire-Slashing Case (Milwaukee 4)

    04/26/2006 11:46:03 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 35 replies · 2,495+ views
    wfrv.com/AP ^ | April 24, 2006 | Gretchen Ehlke
    (AP) MILWAUKEE Four Democratic presidential campaign workers were sentenced to jail time ranging from four months to six months Wednesday for puncturing the tires of Republican vehicles on Election Day 2004. The men had pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty. Those who pleaded no contest were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee; Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt; and Lewis Caldwell and Lavelle Mohammad, both from Milwaukee. They originally were charged with felony property damage but accepted plea deals...
  • Kerry: Taking Federal Money a Mistake

    04/09/2006 11:37:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 51 replies · 1,709+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9 April 06 | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL
    Was it his campaign's slow response to the swift boat advertisements or the remark that he voted for Iraq war money before he voted against it that John Kerry regrets most from his failed bid for the White House? Neither, according to Kerry's reflection Sunday on what he considered his biggest mistake when trying to wrest the presidency from George W. Bush in 2004. "I think the biggest mistake was probably not going outside the federal financing so we could have controlled our own message," the Massachusetts senator said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The Kerry campaign opted to accept...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-28-06 (Ouija Board Polls)

    03/28/2006 5:37:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 68 replies · 2,113+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 28, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    When I was a teenager, I was told that I would someday be world famous. Leaders from many countries would make pilgrimages to my vast estates to seek my advice. I was even told that I would lead a punitive expedition across the galaxy to wipe out an alien civilization that dared to threaten our planet. Of course, I returned to Earth as a conquering hero. That same evening, other teenagers around the table I was sitting at, were told they would become famous actresses, captains of industry, or sports legends. Oddly enough, no one was told they would...
  • Democrats' packets say don't buy votes

    03/21/2006 2:28:21 PM PST · by mathprof · 12 replies · 1,260+ views
    Bellville News ^ | 3/21/06 | GEORGE PAWLACZYK
    Party money bought backing in the past St. Clair County Democratic leadership has distributed election packets to countywide precinct committeemen, which include an affidavit stating that money from the party will not be used to buy votes. The unusual action follows the vote buying convictions in June of five East St. Louis politicians. They had helped distribute more than $70,000 received by city Democratic precinct committeemen two days before the 2004 election from the county Democratic organization. While St. Clair County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Robert Sprague could not be reached for comment, a fax received Monday from his Belleville...
  • Stop the Election Day cheating -- or it will spread further (DUmmie Sources Cited)

    03/16/2006 4:13:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies · 753+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 15, 2006 | ROBERT STEINBACK
    If you bet on a race horse, and later heard about serious allegations that the winning horse may have been illegally doped to gain an advantage, would you demand an investigation? You know the answer. It would depend on whether or not you bet on the winning horse.That's what has made much of America so hesitant to demand accountability regarding a growing ledger of allegations that the November 2004 election was so badly tainted that one could fairly question the outcome of the biggest race of all -- the one for the Oval Office. Anyone who questions the reliability of...
  • Robinson's "Twilight Zone" ad smacked by Keith Olbermann...two years too late.

    03/10/2006 10:34:44 PM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 25 replies · 863+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 10, 2006 | Keith Olberman
    On Keith Olbermann's Countdown tonight, out of the blue he bashes 13th NC Congressional District Vernon Robinson's ad entitled "Twilight Zone".....except that the ad in question ran in Robinson's last race for Congress in 2004. Not quite sure what has prompted Keith's interest in the ad..... The blurb that Keith ran can be found here: http://www.canofun.com/cof/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=17659 The clip linked above doesn't show the end of the segment when Olbermann bets five dollars that the ad is a spoof and probably never ran. In fact, the ad ran in a heavy, heavy media buy in North Carolina in 2004.
  • 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...