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  • Obama: Well, that's embarrasing.

    03/25/2014 9:00:33 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/25/2014 | Mary Greeley
    Holy cow, folks! SMH!!!!!! This is sooooo unbelieavable. He has NO credibility!!
  • Rand Paul stumbles but doesn’t fall at Howard University

    04/11/2013 7:46:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/11/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky. delivered an effective speech at Howard University, even though he rhetorically stumbled at points. The audience was mostly silent through Paul’s prepared speech, which highlighted traditional Republican policies such as school choice, free markets, and limited government. Paul’s more libertarian ideas, however, appeared to resonate with the audience, as they applauded for his views on reduced jail penalties for non-violent drug users and a more humble foreign policy. “Republicans are often miscast as uncaring or condemning of kids who make bad choices,” Paul said. “I, for one, plan to change that.” Paul admitted that Republicans had...
  • Deliverance with Better Teeth, Clothes, and Haircuts

    10/13/2012 11:58:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    .....Other bloggers have made lists of the substantial number of media figures married to Administration appointees and Democratic Party figures....The incestuous relationship between the media and the Democrats is of such longstanding that you could say the Capitol is like Deliverance with better clothes and haircuts....................... The bigger news of the week....is that the Administration's recounting of what happened in Benghazi has been proven to be a pack of lies, the intelligence community is refusing to take the fall for the Administration's disregard for the lives of its own representatives abroad, and the media is continuing to do its best...
  • Bennett Backs Off Birther Threat, Apologizes To Arizona

    05/22/2012 4:29:57 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 158 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 22, 2012 | Nick R. Martin
    After days of ridicule for launching a conspiracy theory-fueled investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett on Tuesday backed off his threat to keep the president off the ballot in November and apologized to his state. “If I embarrassed the state, I apologize, but that certainly wasn’t my intent,” Bennett said in an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR. “He’ll be on the ballot as long as he fills out the same paperwork and does the same things that everybody else has.” Bennett said he still intends to keep asking Hawaii for verification that Obama’s...
  • Very Revealing Video from the RNC: 'Same Tired Rhetoric'

    04/04/2012 2:03:42 PM PDT · by absentee · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/4/2012 | Caleb Howe
    Video comparing the President's budget speech last year with his budget speech this year. Hilarity ensues.
  • Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out

    03/04/2012 12:20:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 170 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far. "It's always harder when you've got to conservative running in the race as we have seen in Washington and we've seen in other states," Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. "We have the anti-Romney vote, if you will. Both Gingrich and I are slugging away." Santorum stopped short of calling for Gingrich to exit the...
  • SC: Romney Gives Unemployed Woman Cash on Ropeline [WHAT?]

    01/14/2012 7:27:04 PM PST · by upchuck · 24 replies
    abc News ^ | January 14, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    Amid shaking hands and signing campaign posters, Mitt Romney did something he has never done before on the ropeline: He took out his wallet and handed a wad of cash to a woman waiting to shake his hand. [snip] According to Williams, she followed the campaign bus to the Columbia airport on Wednesday, the same day Romney was arriving from New Hampshire. When Romney wasn’t on the bus, aides told her to go to the rally scheduled in Columbia later that day. When she showed up, Romney found her to say hello and pulled over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley...
  • Opinion: Elected Officials Flunk Constitution Quiz

    01/14/2011 11:12:26 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    AOLNews.com ^ | 01/14/2011 | Richard Brake
    When the Republican House leadership decided to start the 112th Congress with a reading of the U.S. Constitution, the decision raised complaints in some quarters that it was little more than a political stunt. The New York Times even called it a "presumptuous and self-righteous act." That might be true, if you could be sure that elected officials actually know something about the Constitution. But it turns out that many don't. In fact, elected officials tend to know even less about key provisions of the Constitution than the general public. -snip- Included in the adult sample was a small subset...
  • Why Did Howard Kurtz Sit on an Embarrassing Correction for Six Weeks?

    01/13/2011 6:14:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    gawker.com ^ | 1/13/11 | hamiltion
    Howard Kurtz has quite a correction today! It seems that Howie mistakenly believed he was interviewing a Congressman, when in fact he was speaking to the Congressman's spokesperson. Weirder: Kurtz waited more than a month to correct the story. [Updated] In late November, Kurtz wrote a story in The Daily Beast about "tough-talking" Republican Rep. Darrell Issa. The story was based on what Kurtz thought was a phone interview with Issa. But it turns out that, no, Kurtz had actually been speaking to Issa's spokesman, Kurt Bardella, the entire time. Hate when that happens! Today, Kurtz writes: On Nov. 29,...
  • Freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all other stay out

    11/27/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by factmart · 524 replies
    This thread is only for freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all (TROLLS)other stay out.
  • Google Commies

    11/11/2010 8:24:15 AM PST · by Check6 · 63 replies
    Check out the Veteran's Day Google art: nice little commie flag peeking out from under the American flag, or the muzzie crecent ... take your pick. They must be convinced of their cuteness. You think that was accidental? I think not.
  • State of Embarrassment

    10/06/2010 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/6/2010 | Michael LaFaive
    Governors often use their official State of the State addresses to do a little bragging, and Gov. Jennifer Granholm's February, 2010 outing was no exception. Unfortunately, what was intended as an "economic development" victory lap - citing companies expected to create jobs thanks to selective tax breaks and subsidies provided by her administration - has become a series of embarrassing blunders including Hangar42 studios (Grand Rapids), GlobalWatt, Inc. (Saginaw), and Unity Studios (Allen Park). In the first of these, the day after the governor's speech, Hangar42 officially announced the opening of its studio, which allegedly involved an investment of at...
  • Barack Obama’s top five embarrassing speeches on the world stage

    10/01/2009 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 519+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 1, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    Last week’s débacle at the United Nations where Barack Obama delivered a speech so naïve that even Jimmy Carter would have blushed, has inspired this list of the five most embarrassing speeches by the president (so far) as a world leader. By embarrassing I mean embarrassing to the United States, speeches that have projected weakness rather than strength, policy statements that have forced millions of Americans to cringe in front of their television sets. In compiling this list I have picked the five presidential addresses by President Obama that represent the antithesis of the kind of leadership that Ronald Reagan...
  • More people were killed at Chappaquiddick than at Three Mile Island'

    08/26/2009 4:16:22 PM PDT · by fiodora · 12 replies · 839+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | August 26th, 2009 | Gerald Warner
    “Senator, you were expelled from Harvard for cheating, then you left a woman to drown in your car at Chappaquiddick. What makes you think you have what it takes to be President?” That was the opening question of an interview with the late Kennedy during his unsuccessful bid to secure the Democratic nomination for the US presidency. ... now serve as an obituary. The answer to that embarrassing question, of course, can be given in one word: entitlement. The Kennedy dynasty has long assumed a divine right to high office and privilege ... We saw it yet again, earlier this...
  • Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Research?

    07/13/2009 9:55:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 479 replies · 9,221+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Research? by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.* In 2003, the human genome was heralded as a near-complete DNA sequence, except for the repetitive regions that could not be resolved due to the limitations of the prevailing DNA sequencing technologies.[1] The chimpanzee genome was subsequently finished in 2005 with the hope that its completion would provide clear-cut DNA similarity evidence for an ape-human common ancestry.[2] This similarity is frequently cited as proof of man's evolutionary origins, but a more objective explanation tells a different story, one that is more complex than evolutionary scientists seem willing to admit...
  • Obama Blasts Fox News: 'I've Got One Television Station that is Entirely Devoted....

    06/22/2009 9:13:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies · 1,837+ views
    News Busters ^ | June 16, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    You can't be loved and adored by everybody, but if you're President Barack Obama and it concerns the media, you can come awfully close. In an interview on (video) with the network Washington correspondent John Harwood, Obama reflected on the media coverage he has received to date. Harwood asked the president to respond to the claim that lack of media criticism has allowed him to "hurt" the country. "When you and I spoke in January, you said, I observed that you haven't gotten much bad press," Harwood said. "You said, ‘It's coming.' Media critics would say not only has it...
  • Why was Paula Deen pulled from Hannity tonight? (Vanity)

    05/05/2009 9:08:42 PM PDT · by yorkie · 36 replies · 2,395+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2009 | yorkie
    This morning, an advertisement came on Fox News Channel. It was for Sean Hannity's show tonight, (May 5), saying that Paula Deen was furious at Joe Biden, and would verbalize her 'no holds barred' thoughts on "Hannity" tonight. On the Hannity page, here is what it says: On Fox News home page Hannity - here is what is just to the right of Sean Hannity's picture - in the box: "Tuesday, May 5: • Beef With Biden: Celebrity chef Paula Deen dishes out major heat over the vice president's swine flu scare!" Look for yourself - (if it is still...
  • Obama to Americans: "You Need To Make Sure Your Child Can Speak Spanish"

    07/09/2008 7:23:43 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 63 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 9, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Video. He says he is "embarrassed" at Americans who can't speak foreign languages, but he's got no problem with foreigners who can't speak ours. All American boy, that guy.
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, January 08, 2007

    01/08/2007 2:40:23 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 144 replies · 1,612+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • Guard families cope in two dimensions

    08/31/2006 3:22:14 PM PDT · by HitmanLV · 18 replies · 266+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 30, 2006 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Maine National Guard members in Iraq and Afghanistan are never far from the thoughts of their loved ones. But now, thanks to a popular family-support program, they're even closer. Welcome to the ``Flat Daddy" and ``Flat Mommy" phenomenon, in which life-size cutouts of deployed service members are given by the Maine National Guard to spouses, children, and relatives back home.
  • Alito's First Ruling Isn't Encouraging (Soutered again?)

    02/03/2006 1:05:52 PM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 215 replies · 5,907+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 2/3/2006 | Lee R. Shelton IV
    Imagine yourself in the stands at the Kentucky Derby. A new horse by the name of President's Choice, a strong thoroughbred that racing aficionados have been talking about, is favored to win. "And they're off!" Now imagine everyone's shock when the gates fly open and the odds-on favorite starts running the wrong way. We saw something similar last night. Samuel Alito, the "conservative" judicial nominee over whom all good little Republicans were drooling, cast his first vote as the nation's newest black-robed oligarch. This morning's edition of the Washington Post reported: "New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the...
  • Venezuela: From yesterday's Presidential Talk show

    01/10/2005 10:51:17 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 131+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    For those that missed yesterday’s talk show: -President Hugo Chavez announced yesterday the creation of a new TV station called TVSur to compete with CNN. “A dream has been born, has become a reality” said Chávez. Chávez said the Venezuelan Government will initially be the only investor, but he invited other countries to participate in the project. -President Chávez announced the creation of two new Ministries: The Ministry for Basic Industries and Mining, the Ministry for light industry and Commerce and the Ministry for Tourism. The Ministry of Production and Commerce will disappear. -It is unclear whatever happened to the...
  • ***UPDATE: NASA to Make Kerry Photos Available Again (Reverses Course)***

    07/29/2004 1:44:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 154 replies · 5,498+ views
    Florida Today (Cape Kennedy area) ^ | 29 July 2004 | Florida Today (Cape Kennedy area)
    UPDATE: NASA to Make (Kerry) Photos Available Again After a legal review by NASA lawyers, the photos of Sen. John Kerry in the famous ,"bunny suit" will be posted sometimes this evening on http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov.Check back for more details as they become available. Freeper comment: (This is from a certain Floridian newspaper this afternoon....developing.....) The full story is at: http://www.floridatoday.com/topstories/072904bunny.htm
  • Slip Of The Tongue Dept: Japan's Gaffe-Prone Politicians ("And YOU Thought George Bush Was 'Bad'!")

    07/15/2003 8:31:43 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies · 328+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 11, 2003 | BBC News
    Japan's Gaffe-Prone PoliticiansFormer Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori (LDP) frequently had his foot in his mouth A Japanese minister has sparked controversy by saying the parents of a boy suspected of killing a small child should be beheaded. Yoshitada Konoike, state minister in charge of deregulation zones and disaster management, said that this would serve as a warning to parents who do not control their children effectively. "The parents (of the 12-year-old boy) should be pulled through the streets and their heads should be chopped off," Mr Konoike (LDP) told a news conference on Friday. "Gang rape shows the people who...