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  • Castro Thanks the U.S. in a Speech but Reaffirms Communist Rule in Cuba

    12/20/2014 7:50:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 20, 2014 | Damien Cave
    HAVANA — President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba. In a televised speech before Parliament and a group of favored guests — including Elián González, the center of a tug of war in 2000 between Cuban exiles and Havana, and the three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of the historic agreement announced on Wednesday — Mr. Castro...
  • Remember Elian Gonzalez! Ship the kids out!

    07/03/2014 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Nachum | 7/3/14 | Nachum
    Bill Clinton demanded that little Elian Gonzalez be shipped back to his dad in Cuba and look how well that turned out!   Oprah Winfrey even took up the call for that poor boy's return to Cuba.   And we all remember to what great lengths the Democrats and then President Bill Clinton went to to make sure that little 5 year old boy made it back to Cuba.And now there are all sorts of stories about how great Elian's life has turned out now that he was given back to his father and Cuba.    Just look at how happy he is:Matter...
  • Cain Accuser Accounts Role in Federal Seizure/Kidnapping of Elian Gonzales to Cuba (2000)

    11/09/2011 6:39:21 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies
    Cubanet, (Miami) April 2000 ^ | April 2000 | Mimi Whitfield, Miami Herald
    Her (INS Agent Mill's) instructions: Locate Elian, get him safely into a waiting van, and stay with him and allay his fears until federal agents reunited him with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.After Elian was found in a closet, Mills told him in Spanish: ``I know this seems frightening to you now, but it will all be over very soon,'' said Russ Bergeron, director of media relations for the INS. ``She told him: `We're not going to take you to Cuba. We're not going to put you on a raft. We're taking you...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Eric Holder on firearms policy

    11/21/2008 3:27:03 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 101 replies · 1,782+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 11-20-2008 | David Kopel
    Earlier this year, Eric Holder--along with Janet Reno and several other former officials from the Clinton Department of Justice--co-signed an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller. The brief was filed in support of DC's ban on all handguns, and ban on the use of any firearm for self-defense in the home. The brief argued that the Second Amendment is a "collective" right, not an individual one, and asserted that belief in the collective right had been the consistent policy of the U.S. Department of Justice since the FDR administration. A brief filed by some other former DOJ officials...
  • Sen. Clinton Blasts Bush's Anti-Terrorism Record

    08/14/2006 1:08:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 116 replies · 2,652+ views
    Bush's Anti-Terrorism Record (CBS/AP) SCHENECTADY, N.Y. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a possible contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2008, on Monday criticized the Bush administration for failing to do enough to protect the country from terrorists. Clinton's comments came after authorities in the United Kingdom last week said they thwarted a terror plot involving airplanes bound from Britain to the United States. Conspirators allegedly planned to blow up as many as 10 planes flying from Britain to the United States using liquid explosives, which the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's security equipment cannot detect in carry-on luggage. "We've done...
  • [VANITY] The Thread Of Hijacked Threads

    05/09/2006 9:52:39 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 421 replies · 9,576+ views
    N/A | 10 May 2006 | kevkrom
    Single-issue people. They're out there... on every thread. No matter what the topic, they try to link it to their pet issue in some way, shape, or form. They are... The Thread Hijackersâ„¢. While little can be done to stop them, and it is probably best to ignore them, I find it much, much more fun to mock them. Sure, being passionate about an issue you care about is a good thing, but thread hijacking is annoying and, to be honest, turns off people who might otherwise agree with you. So, on to the mocking. I'd like to coin the...
  • Maybe Bush is better than Clinton

    04/18/2006 9:57:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 2,929+ views
    Mountain Mail ^ | 4/18/2006 | Bret M. Collyer
    I have a few thoughts for you in response to some letters of late. The voices now crying for the impeachment of Bush were silent during Waco, Elian Gonzales and the first World Trade Center attack, Ruby Ridge and the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. Their favorite president presided over the the largest bubble burst in U.S. economic history (DOT.COM). China, India and Pakistan get nukes. The U.S. bombed Yugoslavia for weeks; hit the Chinese embassy and killed thousands of untold civilians. The U.S. did a lot of bombing from 30,000 feet because Clinton was afraid to lose one soldier....
  • BATF Jihad Against Custom Gunsmiths

    03/30/2006 6:50:31 PM PST · by Copernicus · 23 replies · 1,531+ views
    Michael Bane ^ | 03/30/06 | Michael Bane
    Thursday, March 30, 2006 Michael Bane BATF Jihad Against Custom Gunsmths!?!?! I didn't post yesterday tryng to make heads or tails of this, but quite frankly, I can't...and the information needs to get out! It appears that apparently to thumb their noses at the current Congressional inquiry into BATF abuses, BATF have launched and initiative aimed custom gunsmithing in America. The weapon they're using is a really fine point...what is the definition of "manufacturing a firearm"? That phrase is NOT defined in any legislation and, since it's not a legally defined term, it's open to interpretation. Since the late 1990s,...
  • Elian Gonzales answers the question, "Who's your daddy?"

    09/30/2005 8:45:29 AM PDT · by vellum · 56 replies · 1,296+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | 30-Sept-2005 | AP
    Elian Gonzalez, 11, calls Castro 'friend,' 'father' MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of an international custody battle five years ago, calls Cuban President Fidel Castro his friend and says he hopes someday to see his Miami family again. "Despite everything they did, it was wrong, they are (still) my family ... my uncles," the boy said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes." Excerpts were released Thursday for the program that airs Sunday night. Elian, now 11, set off a seven-month custody battle after he was rescued off the Florida coast in 1999...
  • Independence Day Thoughts

    07/01/2005 6:44:32 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 154+ views
    The Informed Citizen ^ | 07/01/05 | vanity
    IT'S THAT 4th OF JULY TIME AGAIN ! Firecrackers are popping ! Hot dogs ,hamburgers,and chicken are sizzling . Merchants are offering unbelievable deals on just about anything. Patriotic bunting has been hung,and marching bands are tuning up. It's going to be a great Independence Day weekend ! Politicians-you'd-never-buy-a-used-car-from will be making their usual speeches. Oh well. Representative Maxine Waters,(D),Los Angeles,who has taken a record 52 lobbyist-paid trips,worth over $132,000,to such destinations as Cuba,Puerto Rico,and Montego Bay,made a speech denouncing the President of the United States as a liar,and the Vice President as "a thief"-according to reports in People's Weekly...
  • Liberals for death and oppression!

    03/21/2005 3:29:39 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 427+ views
    americanthinker ^ | 3/19/05 | Herb Meyer
    Before the University of Colorado took a hard left turn, its faculty included some of the most brilliant minds in academia. Among them was Donald Baker, who taught at UC for 22 years as a Professor of English. Don is retired now, but he remains a perceptive observer of politics and – lucky me – hardly a day goes by without an email from Don about whatever happens to be going on, in which he delivers an insight that hadn’t occurred to me or, as far as I can tell, to anyone else. Usually I just read the email, then...
  • Elian Assault Trial Set for Monday

    01/22/2005 1:32:08 PM PST · by rightalien · 30 replies · 795+ views ^ | Jan. 22, 2005 | AP
    MIAMI (AP) _ A federal judge has set a Monday trial date for the claims of a dozen people who said they were wrongly assaulted by federal officers during the raid that removed Elian Gonzalez from his family's home. The plaintiffs say they were innocent bystanders who were gassed and beaten outside the home during the early morning raid on April 22, 2000. U.S. District Judge Michael Moore set the trial date Friday. "I think the public's going to be surprised that elderly people were gassed while praying the rosary," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, which represents 11...
  • What does Elian Gonzales have to do with the former Soviet Republic of Georgia?

    06/06/2003 4:22:12 AM PDT · by tdadams · 7 replies · 109+ views
    News Channel Asia ^ | June 6,2003 | vanity
    Apologies in advance to anyone who thinks this is silly. I do too, really. As I was scanning the news around the world this morning, I noticed with curiosity a graphic showing the famous scene of Elian Gonzales' abduction by U.S. federal agents in 1999. Oddly, the story had nothing to do with Elian Gonzales, or any matter in the U.S. The graphic was simply used for it's shocking display of an automatic weapon aimed at a child's head. The accompanying story detailed the kidnapping of three United Nations peacekeepers along the border of the former Soviet republic of Georgia....
  • Elian Gonzales is Back in America (“Cuba’s Code for the Child and Youth” )

    12/23/2002 3:40:59 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 20 replies · 659+ views
    washingtondispatch ^ | 12/22/2002 | Agustin Blazquez
    Elian Gonzales is Back in America Commentary by Agustin Blazquez Dec 22, 2002 When I was taping my prior documentary COVERING CUBA 2: The Next Generation, it was during the turmoil of the Elian Gonzalez affair. The talk with the interviewees when the cameras were not rolling was mostly about Elian. They had a lot to say about Elian, especially after the saga had been underway for a while. Their comments revealed a kind of “armchair analysis” of the significance of what had happened. By “armchair analysis” I mean that, although they are not professional sociologists or politicians, they had...
  • Elian 2

    11/26/2002 8:58:43 PM PST · by dreamusic · 6 replies · 172+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | Nov. 26, 2002 | Mark Potter
    <p>KEY WEST, Florida (CNN) --Three years to the day after Elian Gonzalez was found clinging to an inner tube off the coast of Florida, a 13-year-old Cuban boy was found Monday hiding on a boat, raising thorny legal issues reminiscent of the Gonzalez case.</p>

    09/10/2002 7:44:14 PM PDT · by soozla · 194 replies · 999+ views
    Fox News Network | 09-10-02 | Self
    Greta Van Susteren just did a "news alert" that Janet Reno's run for Fla. govenor is over. She suffered a "big defeat" at the hands of opponent Bill McBride.