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  • The Need to Explain (Sowell on Republicans)

    11/14/2012 1:22:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century— Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories— bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat. One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...
  • White House spokesman tries to explain Obama’s ‘BS’ remark about Romney (It's about 'trust'.)

    10/25/2012 12:02:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/25/12 | Chris Moody - The Ticket
    <p>RICHMOND, Va.—After President Barack Obama reportedly suggested during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that Republican challenger Mitt Romney was "a bullshitter," adviser Dan Pfeiffer said his comment points to underlying "trust" issues with Romney.</p> <p>"What is true is that trust is a very important part of the election," Pfeiffer, who said he had not yet seen the article, told reporters during Obama's campaign swing through Florida, Virginia and Ohio Thursday. "The president is someone who says what he means and does what he says, and Gov. Romney's answers in the debates on domestic issues and foreign policy raise real questions about that."</p>
  • Victoria Kennedy supporters demand that Bishop Robert McManus explain himself to her

    04/26/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is reporting that: "Two national religious organizations today will formally ask Bishop Robert J. McManus to reinstate Victoria Reggie Kennedy as the commencement speaker at Anna Maria College. The small Catholic liberal arts school in Paxton withdrew its invitation last month after the bishop raised concerns with college officials about positions taken by the widow of former U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on abortion, gay marriage, contraception and other social issues of interest to the church. The school has yet to announce a new speaker. Representatives of Catholic Democrats are expected to deliver a petition...
  • Obama to patiently explain why everyone is unreasonable except him, and maybe also cause a market

    07/25/2011 5:55:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/25/11 | Allahpundit
    9 p.m. ET, all across the dial. A Politico contributor kinda sorta predicted this morning that he’d call this presser, although she urged him to pound the table and demand a clean debt-ceiling bill now that the apocalypse is almost upon us. No dice there: The One will endorse Reid’s plan instead, which helps him marginally with his campaign by giving him a talking point about how he’s “tough on spending” or whatever. But do expect plenty of table-pounding as he tries to somehow (a) be the cool, composed “adult in the room” who won’t resort to cheap political ploys...
  • Dellums needs to explain tax mess or step down

    11/06/2009 3:58:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 410+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/6/09 | Chip Johnson
    Oakland Mayor Ronald V. Dellums owes the residents of this great city an explanation. And if he can't provide one, he owes his resignation. ... He is a hometown hero entrusted with the highest public office Oakland can offer. His $239,000 tax bill is peanuts compared with the weight of his responsibility as Oakland mayor. Anyone can make an honest mistake, and if that's all this is, then no harm, no foul. But Oakland residents deserve to know why the mayor was unable to handle his legal obligation to pay income taxes, .. ... They are deserving of far more...
  • White House Can't Explain More Than Half of $80 Billion in Drug Savings

    06/22/2009 8:10:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 877+ views
    Fox ^ | 6/22/09 | Major Garret
    The Obama White House cannot explain more than half of today's announced $80 billion in prescription drug savings. A senior official said the White House estimates $30 billion in savings will be achieved through drug companies reducing by at least 50 percent the cost of brand-name prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries who fall into the so-called coverage "donut hole."
  • Pelosi on Specter: "Now We Don't Have To Explain Process"

    04/29/2009 1:57:57 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 14 replies · 661+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | April 29, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Ever the glittering jewel of colossal ignorance, Nancy Pelosi wasted no time yesterday crowing about her newfound ability (thanks to Specter's defection in the Senate) to ram anything and everything they want through Congress, without having to explain anything to anybody. After all, Democracy is sometimes a pain in the neck to deal with, what with the idiot voters demanding to know what is being done to them and all.
  • Reid tries to explain 'smell the tourists' comment

    12/10/2008 1:27:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,442+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/08 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid defended himself Wednesday over a joking comment that tourists to the Capitol sometimes smell. Turns out many people weren't amused.
  • Climate history may explain empires' fall

    12/04/2008 6:31:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 634+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/08 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – An analysis of rings on a stalagmite from a cave near Jerusalem reveals a drier climate in the region at a time in history when the Roman and Byzantine empires were in decline, scientists reported on Thursday. University of Wisconsin geologists analyzed the chemical composition of individual rings as small as one-hundredth of a millimeter across that formed the stalagmite growing up from the floor of the Soreq Cave near Jerusalem between 200 B.C. and 1100 A.D.. Geologists John Valley and Ian Orland concluded the climate was drier in the eastern Mediterranean between 100 A.D. and 700...
  • Bumper Sticker for the win!

    08/07/2008 9:16:17 PM PDT · by struggle · 55 replies · 234+ views
    myself ^ | 08/08/08 | struggle
    http://www.zazzle.com/offshore_platform_i_3_big_oil_i_3_big_oil_bumpersticker-128812511737718490 Try putting this on your SUV this election year. It is a beaut!
  • Justice Department Presents Web Site to Explain Military Rights

    08/15/2006 6:15:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 286+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2006 --- The Department of Justice has launched a Web site to protect servicemembers’ rights, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzalez said yesterday. Gonzales, speaking to the Disabled American Veterans annual convention in Chicago, said the Justice Department has made it a priority to enforce civil rights laws for American servicemembers. “The law recognizes that although we can never thank you enough for your service, we can take away some of the worries that soldiers might face when they are deployed,” he said in prepared remarks. The government promises that servicemembers’ jobs will still be theirs when...
  • Intestinal bacteria may explain obesity

    06/13/2006 7:37:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 143 replies · 2,732+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/06 | AP
    ST. LOUIS - The microorganisms that live in your gut could explain one of the sources of obesity, says a new study from researchers at Washington University. Bacteria live throughout the body, but some intestinal bacteria appear to be better than others at helping their hosts turn food into energy, say researchers Buck S. Samuel and Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon. They believe changing the mix of bacteria in the intestine could influence how much people weigh. Bacteria and archaea, another kind of single-celled organism, are common in the human intestine. Researchers are discovering that together, they help their human hosts...
  • The Shame Of Al Gore (Only a special breed of demons, apparently, can explain him.)

    02/18/2006 12:03:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies · 2,135+ views
    <p>Leadership: What possesses a former vice president of the U.S. to travel to the birthplace of Islamist terrorism and denounce his country? Only a special breed of demons, apparently, can explain Al Gore.</p> <p>The chief demon, of course, surely must be Gore's continuing quest for the presidency. Embittered he may well be by his loss of the highest office six years ago. But showing such supreme disloyalty to his country, as he did in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, cannot be condoned as an honorable means of pursuing the prize once more.</p>
  • Hagel: Bush Must Explain Spy Program More

    01/29/2006 2:04:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies · 2,308+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/06 | Hope Yen -ap
    WASHINGTON - A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that President Bush has more explaining to do on his domestic spy program and cast doubt on the administration's assertion of broad executive power. Sen. Chuck Hagel (news, bio, voting record), R-Neb., said he is looking forward to congressional hearings on the legal justification for the secretive National Security Agency program. He remains unconvinced that Bush could allow the program without fully consulting with the courts or Congress. The Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearings beginning Feb. 6; the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold similar closed-door sessions on the...
  • Rumsfeld: How Would Terrorists Explain Failures to al Qaeda?

    09/30/2005 5:33:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld pointed to this week's open congressional hearings involving the two top generals in Iraq as an opportunity for the world to watch democracy in action. Had the tides been turned, he said, terrorists would have had some "awkward" explanations to make. Army Gen. John Abizaid, chief of U.S. Central Command, and Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, were here this week to brief President Bush, the National Security Council and Pentagon leaders about operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the president's request, Abizaid and Casey...
  • Roberts Asked to Explain Lack of Recusal

    08/25/2005 5:36:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,091+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/05 | Jesse J. Holland - AP
    WASHINGTON - Two Democratic senators said Wednesday that they want Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to explain before his confirmation hearings why he continued to judge a lawsuit against the Bush administration while being interviewed to be a justice. "It is clear that you have long understood the ethical issues raised by continuing to work on a case in which a party is considering you for another position," Judiciary Committee Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin said in a letter to Roberts. White House spokesman Steve Schmidt said in response that "the opponents of Judge...
  • France refuses to explain hostage release

    06/13/2005 10:57:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 723+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/13/05 | Jamey Keatan - AP
    PARIS - France, which denied it paid a ransom to win the release of French journalist held in Iraq, refused Monday to give any details that led to winning freedom for the reporter and her Iraqi guide after five months of captivity. Florence Aubenas and Hussein Hanoun al-Saadi, who were freed Sunday, had been missing since Jan. 5, when they were seen leaving Aubenas' hotel in Baghdad. French officials have never identified the kidnappers, although authorities in both France and Iraq suggested they were probably seeking money rather than pressing a political agenda. Despite mounting calls for the government to...
  • Scientists Explain The 'Man In The Moon'

    05/25/2005 6:27:59 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-26-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Scientists explain the 'man in the moon' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 26/05/2005) The "man in the moon" was created by an upheaval in planetary orbits that took place hundreds of millions of years after the birth of the solar system, says an analysis published today. Apollo mission scientists found the dark areas of the moon are huge impact basins During the Apollo missions scientists found that the dark areas of the moon were huge impact basins flooded with now-solidified lava. These basins formed 700 million years after the birth of the Earth and moon and were caused by...
  • Listen To Michael Savage, Then Grow Up

    11/04/2004 1:09:49 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 50 replies · 2,454+ views
    A Bumper Sticker Blog ^ | 11/04/04 | Red Fox
    George Bush has been reelected, no thanks to Michael Savage. Through all the very not niceness of the Kerry campaign, the last thing I needed to hear was Michael Savage (on Conservative News Radio) bad mouthing the president. The Savage Nation use to be my favorite political news show. But then the election got closer and the influence of Michael became very sour to me. One day he would be saying he's not voting for Bush because he's not tough enough on gay marriage. The next day he would say he'll never vote for the Democrats because what they said...
  • Senator Asks White House to Explain Khan Leak (Chuckie!!! Alert)

    08/09/2004 12:04:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,033+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/04 | Carolyn Drees - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator asked the White House to explain how and why the name of an al Qaeda informant was leaked to the press, amid concerns it had hurt the war on terror, a letter from the lawmaker showed on Monday. A Pakistani intelligence source said on Friday that U.S. officials confirmed the name of captured al Qaeda suspect Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan while he was still cooperating with Pakistani authorities as part of a sting operation against Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s al Qaeda network, thereby compromising his cover. It is not clear who...
  • Scientists Explain Arctic Stone Circles

    01/19/2003 9:30:10 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 362+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-17-2003
    Friday, 17 January, 2003, 14:18 GMT Scientists explain Arctic stone circlesA strange landscape explained by freezing and thawing By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor Researchers may have an explanation for the natural near-perfect circles of stones that cover the ground in parts of Alaska and the Norwegian islands of Spitsbergen. One of the real mysteries to me was how you can get labyrinths or islands of stones in one location and polygons in another Mark Kessler Elsewhere in the far north, stones also form mysterious striking patterns on the ground. According to scientists, the circles are not...