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  • Latest Helen Thomas screed: "Hats Off To Admiral Fallon--Perception Is He Was Pushed Out"

    03/20/2008 6:30:21 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies · 629+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 19 Mar 08 | FR's favorite sassy, spunky newsbabe, Helen Thomas
    A salute is due Adm. William Fallon, who tried to prevent a wider war with Iran. After serving one year as commander of U.S. Central Command, Fallon has resigned, saying he was quitting because his differences with official U.S. policy had become a “distraction.” But there is a widespread perception that he was pushed out by the neo-conservatives among President George W. Bush’s aides, especially Vice President Dick Cheney, because of Fallon’s reluctance to go along with the administration’s hawkish moves toward Iran. Cheney, who took five consecutive draft deferments to stay out of the Vietnam war, does not mind...
  • Why Was Steve Bannon's Hot Tub Filled with Acid? (future Woodward and Bernsteins on the case...)

    03/12/2017 11:34:12 AM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | 1 hour ago | Peter Wade
    The Washington Post reported a story on Saturday investigating counselor to the president Steve Bannon's legal residence, since no one really knows where he lives. But in the course of that investigation, they uncovered something that is even more disturbing: a hot tub at a house where Bannon claimed to live looked like it was filled with acid. The Post started looking into Bannon because while he claimed residency in Florida, he was spending most of his time in Washington, D.C., but his address was listed as his business manager's office in California. In fact, prosecutors in Miami have opened...
  • What I've Learned: Jorge Ramos (On Donald Trump)

    07/06/2016 3:13:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Esquire ^ | 7/6/2016 | Cal Fussman
    For years, Jorge Ramos has been the face of Univision, America's most influential Spanish-language news channel. Although seen by millions of people, for a time he was largely unknown to just as many. But then he stood up to Donald Trump, further solidifying himself as the voice of Latino voters. He also does a show for millennial viewers on Fusion, which broadens his base. It's been a long journey for the fifty-eight-year-old, who came to America as an immigrant and, as he says here, is inspired by de Tocqueville. I learned very early on that I had to question everything,...
  • Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani Have Bold Plans to Make Trumpism Even Worse

    06/14/2016 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    Esquire ^ | June 14th, 2016 | By Charles P. Pierce
    Of all the predictable political responses to the mass murder in Orlando, the immediate impulse of non-Trumpian Republicans to dive for the handiest authoritarian solution is the most predictable of all. Here, among the Fox News electric teevee machine mannequins, is He, Trump's future Attorney General, explaining why the Bill of Rights now has to stop at only two amendments, and the first one doesn't count. Via Mediate: "There's no minister, there's no rabbi in this city — nor are there some imams — that object to having police officers in their congregation," he argued. "In fact, they want them...
  • Donald Trump Picked the Wrong News Editor to (bleep) With

    06/14/2016 2:24:48 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 45 replies
    Esquire via Yahoo News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Charles Pierce
    Holy hell, even I didn't know that He, Trump was dumb enough to cancel the credentials of The Washington Post. But Tiger Beat On The Potomac was all over it. "Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post," Trump posted on Facebook. Trump had posted to Facebook nearly 20 minutes earlier "to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is." "I am no fan of President Obama, but to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is, they...
  • Trump's Latest Conspiracy Theory: Obama Somehow Involved in Orlando Massacre

    06/13/2016 9:13:20 PM PDT · by Mariner · 90 replies
    Esquire ^ | June 13th, 2016 | By Michael Sebastian
    Donald Trump, the most prominent Republican right now, suggested on national TV on Monday that President Obama is possibly complicit in Sunday's horrific terror attack in Orlando. And maybe, Trump hinted, the president is even somehow involved. On Fox & Friends, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate said, "He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands—it's one or the other and either one is unacceptable." "Look," he continued, "we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind. And the something else in mind—you know, people can't believe...
  • Panicked Esquire Liberal Worries that 'Rioting Only Makes Trump Stronger'

    06/03/2016 7:09:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 3, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Esquire magazine writer Charles Pierce must be in a state of panic after the events following yesterday's Donald Trump rally in San Jose, California when anti-Trump protesters violently attacked Trump supporters. Last week Pierce wrote that such attacks only help Trump and that has him extremely worried. Unfortunately for him, even some his fellow liberal journalists such as Emmett Rensin, who was today suspended from Vox, still haven't got a clue on just how incredibly counter-productive such riots are. 
  • Non-Vet Donald Trump Insists Military School Is the Same As Military Service

    09/08/2015 7:34:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 92 replies
    Esquire ^ | Sep 8, 2015 | Matt Miller
    After undercutting John McCain's war hero status and brushing his own Vietnam deferments under the rug, Donald Trump has once again mythologized his own time in the military in hopes of bolstering his presidential campaign. The funniest part: someone out there buys it. According to a new report from ​The New York Times, Trump recently told biographer Michael D'Antonio that he "always felt that I was in the military" because of his education at a military-themed boarding school. As the ​Times ​writes: According to the book, Mr. Trump attended the New York Military Academy after years of rowdy and rebellious...
  • AMERICAN RAGE (Esquire Magazine)

    02/10/2016 8:45:23 PM PST · by Baynative · 32 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | Jan 3, 2016 | Esquire Editors
    LET'S BEGIN WITH THE BIG REVEALS: Half of all Americans are angrier today than they were a year ago. White Americans are the angriest of all. And black Americans are more optimistic about the future of the country and the existence of the American dream. There are depths and dimensions, dark corners and subtle contours to our national mood, and setting aside the issue of who actually has a right to be angry and about what - these pages are neutral territory; everyone is allowed their beef - we found three main factors shaping American rage:
  • What's Happening in Oregon Is Nothing Less Than Armed Sedition

    01/03/2016 2:50:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 187 replies
    Esquire ^ | January 3rd, 2016 | By Charles P. Pierce
    "If three years ago any person had told me that at this day, I should see such a formidable rebellion against the laws & constitutions of our own making as now appears I should have thought him a bedlamite—a fit subject for a mad house." —George Washington to Henry Knox, on the subject of Shays Rebellion, February 3, 1787 You have to give Captain Daniel Shays this: When he launched his armed sedition against lawful authority, he at least was invited in. Overnight on Saturday, in an obscure corner of the Oregon wilderness, and contrary to the law, and in...
  • CBS developing sitcom based on obeying the Bible as literally as possible

    10/20/2015 7:59:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 42 replies
    A.V. Club ^ | 10/20/2015 | Alec McCown
    Revelations 33:15—Yea, though it came to pass that those refusing to believe in the word of the Lord grew in number, and the fatted calves were slaughtered less frequently thanks to the Mark Of The Beast (a.k.a Weight Watchers), it did happen that shepherds keeping watch o’er the network television landscape did espy a need for new content. And so, in the year of our Lord 2015, it did transpire that Deadline reports Alcide Bava, a production company founded by Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki, is developing a sitcom based on bestselling 2007 book The Year Of Living Biblically. Said...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Twelve Major Brands That Will Disappear

    A number of well-known brands disappeared in the last year in large part due to economic forces. Many of them were in the retail industry, led by Circuit City. ATA and Aloha airlines are gone. Gateway Computers has effectively disappeared after being bought by Acer. It still has a website, but the brand is no longer marketed. As the recession deepens and stretches out quarter after quarter, more companies will close or will shut divisions. More brands will disappear because their parents firms fold or can no longer afford to support them. Other brands will be obliterated by mergers. 24/7...
  • The Top 12 Brands Likely to Disappear

    04/25/2009 12:53:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 2,877+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 4/25/2009
    As the recession deepens, economic forces continue to drive consolidation in the retail industry, debt comes due and increasingly discerning consumers buckle down on discretionary spending, an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street predicts that a number of well-known brands are likely to disappear before the end of 2010. To determine which brands are most likely at risk, 24/7 Wall Street examined 100 large brands it believes are in trouble and, for each, looked at public financial records, sales information, analyses from industry experts, the competitive landscape in each’s industry and the likelihood that a brand could be sold off in...
  • MICHAEL BROWN SR. AND THE AGONY OF THE BLACK FATHER IN AMERICA

    01/05/2015 10:12:00 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    Esquire ^ | January 5 2014 | John H. Richardso
    MICHAEL BROWN SR. AND THE AGONY OF THE BLACK FATHER IN AMERICA Thanksgiving at the Brown house, with family, friends, ham hocks, a little football, and an empty chair.
  • Some Clay Aiken Donors Feel ‘Duped’ After Announcement of Esquire ‘Docu-series’

    11/07/2014 10:25:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | 11/7/2014 | Ted Johnson
    Some Los Angeles donors who attended a Sept. 30 fundraiser for Clay Aiken in Los Angeles feel “duped” after the announcement, just hours after he lost his race for a North Carolina congressional seat, that Esquire Network had been producing a “docu-series” about his campaign. According to Karen Ocamb of FrontiersLA, donors are asking that footage of the event not be included in the documentary. Donors have complained that a film crew following Aiken around that night asked attendees to sign release forms, but told them that it was for a BBC documentary that would not air in the U.S....
  • Abortionist not disturbed by seeing mutilated children “not deluded about what this process is”

    08/26/2014 6:08:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 8/25/14 | Lauren Enriquez
    A recent story at Esquire chronicled the abortion practice of Willie Parker, an abortionist who commutes from Chicago to Mississippi to commit abortions at the state’s last abortion mill. Mississippi is devoid of any abortionists of its own who are capable of obtaining hospital admitting privileges, a requirement now mandated by law in several states. Consequently, Parker — who boasts an unusually clean record for an abortionist, and was able to obtain privileges nearby — travels to the South to fill in.Esquire calls Parker’s practice a “ministry,” playing off of the abortionist’s professed Christianity. The author chose to conclude the...
  • Military officer calls for nationwide gun-grab

    12/05/2013 5:34:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 94 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 December, 2013 | David Codrea
    A firestorm has been started on Esquire’s The Politics Blog with a Tuesday opinion piece by Lt. Col. Robert Bateman titled “It’s time to talk about guns and the Supreme Court.” He not only takes SCOTUS and Justice Antonin Scalia to task for their Heller decision interpretation of the Second Amendment, but goes on to propose citizen disarmament edicts that dispense with false assurances given by some in the gun ban camp that nobody wants to take our guns away. Bateman does, big time, and makes no bones about it. In a way, he’s done us a service by giving...
  • Esquire Bungles 9/11 'Falling Man' Photo

    09/11/2013 6:04:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 11, 2013 | John Nolte
    NPR's Emily Kaiser tweeted out a portion of Esquire's website Wednesday morning. Though it has since been fixed, on the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, this is what Esquire readers woke up to -- the unforgettable photo of a World Trade Center worker who has just leapt to his death next to a cutesy blurb about "Making Your Morning Commute Look More Stylish".
  • Al Qaeda's Inspire magazine confused with Esquire at Guantanamo hearing

    06/21/2013 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 2 replies
    Al Qaeda's Inspire magazine confused with Esquire at Guantanamo hearing By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba | Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:41pm EDT (Reuters) - An Arabic-English interpreter confused the al Qaeda magazine Inspire with the gentlemen's magazine Esquire during a pretrial hearing in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal on Friday. The mix-up came in a hearing for five prisoners who could face execution if convicted of launching the September 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks that killed 2,976 people and propelled the United States into a global war against al Qaeda. A week-long hearing has focused on...