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  • Obama Throws Hissy Fit Over Failed DOJ Nomination

    03/05/2014 7:04:33 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 57 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    The Obama administration is smarting over having egg on its face after the US Senate failed to confirm the nomination of Debo Adegbile for the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In a stunning defeat after Harry Reid changed the rules were a nomination could now pass on a simple majority, the final tally was 47-52 against Adegbile. Democrats even brought in Joe Biden to cast the tiebreaking vote in order to confirm the nomination. However, seven Democrats (most likely looking at the upcoming midterm elections) split and voted against the nomination. When Obama nominated...
  • Widow of Murdered Cop Wants to Testify at Confirmation Hearing for Controversial Obama Nominee

    01/31/2014 11:45:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014
    The widow of a Philadelphia police officer gunned down by a man whose lawyer has been picked by President Obama for a top civil rights post says she wants to testify at his confirmation hearing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that he backed Maureen Faulkner’s request to speak at Debo Adegbile’s nomination hearing. “She has requested that she be given the opportunity to be heard before the committee,” Grassley said. “I think it’s a reasonable request and I support it.” Adegbile has been described by critics as “radical,” “dangerous” and “outside the mainstream.” Obama nominated...
  • Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy

    01/09/2014 10:07:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    January 09, 2014, 12:45 pm Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy By Mario Trujillo Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Abegbile. Abedbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial. Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the...
  • Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in Sebelius fundraising

    05/22/2013 7:11:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 21, 2013 4:06am EDT | David Morgan
    (Reuters) - With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation. On top of the troubles the administration is facing over its handling of the attack on the Benghazi mission, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. They are questioning her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit...
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal: "To My Friends of OWS"

    12/20/2011 6:05:38 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    occupy wall street ^ | Dec. 17, 2011, 5:39 p.m. | OccupyWallSt
    My Friends of OWS, My message will have to be brief. But let not this brevity take from it, its strength. You are the central movement of the hour. You're raising questions that are in the hearts of millions. Your motto, "We are the 99%," has been heard, heeded, and responded to by millions. You can be certain that the 1% have heard you clearest of all.
  • National Constitution Center to Host Communist Front Group & Convicted Cop Killer Jamal

    12/07/2011 6:37:29 PM PST · by grace522 · 15 replies
    National Constitution Center ^ | 6 Dec 2011 | Kevin Kelly
    http://www.freemumia.com/?p=627 OUR National Constitution Center has rented a room this Friday in Philadelphia, to a group that advocates for the VIOLENT overthrow of the U.S. Constitution for the purposes of giving a convicted cop killer, Mumia Abu Jamal a forum to call in from his prison cell. Not only is this yet another insult to widow Maureen Faulkner, but the fact that the staff at the NCC doesn't realize that it is not obligated to rent space to an organization that actively advocates for the overthrow of our society, shows you just how far we have fallen. The National Lawyers...
  • Democrat donor gets federal health policy slot despite conflicts of interest

    08/15/2011 10:19:16 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/14/11 | Lachlan Markay
    A federal committee that includes a major donor to President Obama and whose company stands to profit from the panel's recommendations holds in its hands the future of health information technology policy. Judith Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corp., secured a seat on a panel charged with recommending how $19 billion in stimulus money dedicated to health IT be spent, despite opposing a key administration position on the issue. Faulkner and her company oppose the president's vision for health IT, but Epic employees are massive Democratic donors. They've given nearly $300,000 to Democrats since 2006, according to the...
  • Early Indications from New York

    11/02/2010 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 29 replies · 2+ views
    inside the campaign ^ | 11/2/10 | exit polls
    This early word from inside the campaign Voter turnout is high everywhere but Manhattan area.. Sufflok county 3 to 1 Repub over Dem.. Great for us.. Things look good but I am cautiously optimistic
  • Something Happening in Rangel’s District?

    10/07/2010 9:56:49 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/06/2010 | by John Gizzi
    Even with as impressive a Republican nominee as former New York Jets football player Michel Faulkner and all the ethical clouds looming over embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.), the chances of Rangel somehow losing to re-election in the 15th District lie closer to “none” than “slim.” And that is why, incredible as it may seem, there have been recent developments and publicity pointing to Faulkner as a contender to keep one’s eye on. This is the celebrated district held by Rangel for 40 years and, before that, by his legendary predecessor and fellow Democrat Adam Clayton Powell since it was...
  • HALEY BARBOUR endorses Michel FAULKNER, Rangel's GOP Challenger in NY-15!

    10/06/2010 8:23:10 AM PDT · by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN · 36 replies
    http://www.faulknerforcongess.com ^ | October 6, 2010 | NEWYORKCITYGOPMAN
    Rangel Challenger Raking in National Endorsements Republican Heavyweight Haley Barbour Endorses Michel Faulkner for Congress New York, NY-Michel Faulkner, Republican Congressional Candidate for New York's 15th District, today announced endorsement from Haley PAC, headed by Governor and former RNC-Chairman Haley Barbour. "Today, Haley PAC is proud to announce its endorsement of Michel Faulkner for Congress," said Governor Barbour. "Rev. Faulkner is exactly the type of representative who is needed in Congress to address the economic challenges facing America. He is a man of integrity who has built a reputation as an outstanding leader in serving those facing financial struggles in...
  • The case against Mumia (Who's STILL alive)

    09/22/2010 4:34:17 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 21, 2010 | Amy S. Rosenberg
    "After four years of work, personal attacks, and hours of interviews that stretched from Center City to Hollywood to St. Denis, France, filmmaker Tigre Hill is ready to unveil The Barrel of a Gun, his documentary about the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. And, not surprisingly, supporters of convicted killer and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal - who has become a worldwide cause celebre for anti-death row activists - are right on Hill's tail."
  • Michel Faulkner, the REPUBLICAN vs. Rangel, NY 15

    09/18/2010 4:23:23 PM PDT · by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN · 7 replies
    I congratulate Congressman Rangel on his victory in the Democratic primary and look forward to facing him in the November election for New York’s 15th Congressional District seat. Although he’s done good work in Washington over the past 40 years, we must realize that the Charlie Rangel I face today is not the Charlie Rangel we voted for 40, 30, or even 20 years ago, proven by the fact that nearly half his former supporters voted against him in the primary. Rangel lost not only the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee, but also the respect of his colleagues....
  • A surprising tune on Philadelphia officer Danny Faulkner's murder

    07/22/2010 6:17:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 07/22/2010 | Michael Smerconish
    MAUREEN Faulkner isn't used to having the cult of celebrity on her side. If actors, singers or intellectuals get involved in the case that's dominated her life for three decades, it's usually on the side of the man who murdered her husband, Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. That list is extensive, to say the least. It includes Maya Angelou, Alec Baldwin, Naomi Campbell, Noam Chomsky, Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's, Roger Ebert, Mike Farrell, Henry Louis Gates, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Casey Kasem, Spike Lee, Michael Moore, Paul Newman, Peter Norton, Sister Helen Prejean, Rage Against the Machine, Rep. Charles...
  • Colo. man went on solo mission to kill bin Laden

    06/15/2010 1:49:53 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 767+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2010 | DAN ELLIOTT and CHRIS BRUMMITT
    An American man has been detained in the mountains of Pakistan after local authorities found him carrying a sword, pistol and night-vision goggles on a Rambo-style solo mission to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden. Friends and family say construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner is a devout, good-humored Christian who often talked about building a porch or framing a house — not taking down the world's most-wanted terrorist. They had few clues to explain his 7,300-mile journey. "I'm like, 'What? They got him where?'" said Daren Paredes, a friend who met Faulkner in the northern Colorado town of Greeley....
  • New Film About Mumia Abu-Jamal Makes A Case That He Set Out To Deliberately Kill a Cop

    11/02/2009 11:43:18 AM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 687+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-09 | Curt
    Tigre Hill is a one man machine who has something to say about the cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. He is currently editing a documentary that will be released soon that many should see. Here is the trailer: [VIDEO AT SITE] And a good article by Amy S. Rosenberg from Philly.com about Hill and his movie: Tigre Hill has only released the trailer to his film, The Barrel of a Gun, but already Mumia Inc. has begun mobilizing against him. At 57th and Christian Streets, over an offering of rice and beans and salad prepared by her grandchildren, Pam Africa labels...
  • The Best Southern Novels of All Time

    09/15/2009 7:53:27 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies · 1,750+ views
    Ocford American ^ | August 27 2009
    # 1 ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by WILLIAM FAULKNER (1936) (120 votes) A profound exploration of race and all its attendant complexities. Faulkner’s rendering of the Southern “class” struggle through the life of one figure, Thomas Sutpen, makes Absalom, Absalom! the only serious rival to Melville’s Moby-Dick as the great American novel. —Richard King # 2 ALL THE KING’S MEN by ROBERT PENN WARREN (1946) (80 votes) Robert Penn Warren’s book is an unqualified masterpiece. It is all-encompassing and eclipses everything else on the list. One could make a reasonable case for its being the greatest American novel ever written. Seemingly nothing...
  • My Commentary on Smerconish Endorsement of Obama -Vanity

    10/21/2008 11:32:27 AM PDT · by Nichevo · 8 replies · 476+ views
    So talk radio personality and well known Philadelphian Michael Smerconish has endorsed Barack Obama. While this is completely within his right to do so, Smerconish has lost all credibility and has proven himself to be a man without integrity. One of the greatest causes he has championed has concerned the continued incarceration of convicted murderer and death row inmate Wesley Cook, AKA mumia abu-jamal. Smerconish has been a crusader in reminding people of the vicious murder commited by Clark when he murdered in cold blood Philadelphia police officer David Faulkner. Clark has been embraced by the left and other organizations...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • (NEW BOOK) Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice by Maureen Faulkner

    12/06/2007 2:25:59 PM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies · 155+ views
    barnes and noble ^ | 12-2007 | Faulkner
    Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice by Maureen Faulkner, Michael A. Smerconish Publisher: Lyons Press, The Pub. Date: December 2007 ISBN-13: 9781599213767 Synopsis Maureen Faulkner's husband, Philadelphia police office Danny Faulkner, was shot between the eyes on a cold December night in 1981. Mumia Abu-Jamal was unanimously convicted of the crime by a racially mixed jury based on: the testimony of several eyewitnesses, his ownership of the murder weapon, matching ballistics, and Abu-Jamal's own confession. After his conviction, however, a national anti-death penalty movement was started to "Free Mumia;" Mike Farrell, Ed Asner, Whoopi Goldberg,...
  • Green Without Blue and Long Memories (Cops/Mumia)

    03/19/2007 8:51:09 PM PDT · by thefactor · 12 replies · 551+ views
    NJLawman.com ^ | 3/17/2007 | Editorial
    The echo from the shots which rang out some twenty-six years ago near the intersection of Locust Street and 12th Street in Philadelphia can still be heard today. In fact, on Sunday, March 18th they will be especially loud. Exactly 85.9 miles from the spot where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner fell, masses will be gathering and preparing to march in the Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade. However, for the first time in many years a deeply entrenched tradition will be broken: there will be no police officers among the participants. To serve as this year's parade honoree, organizers chose...
  • A pivotal hearing on case of Abu-Jamal

    05/13/2007 5:44:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 427+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 13, 2007 | Emilie Lounsberry
    On July 3, 1982, a Philadelphia jury took just four hours to sentence Mumia Abu-Jamal to death for murdering Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Nearly a quarter-century later, Abu-Jamal has remained alive through a series of appeals. His bid to escape the death penalty is now at a critical stage. The case will be argued this week in the region's federal appeals court, and if Abu-Jamal loses, Philadelphia's most controversial death-row inmate will be in imminent peril of lethal injection. "He realizes that death is just a few doors away," said his attorney, Robert R. Bryan, a San Francisco lawyer who...
  • FAULKNER FLUB

    07/26/2005 9:25:54 PM PDT · by kcvl · 35 replies · 700+ views
    nypost.com ^ | July 26, 2005
    <p>ORGANIZERS of the Faux Faulkner competition in Mississippi claim the winning entry was censored by sponsor United Airlines because it ridicules President Bush. The piece, by New York-based Sam Apple, likens the prez to the idiot in Faulkner's great 1929 novel, "The Sound and the Fury." United has been publishing the winner every year in its in- flight magazine, Hemispheres. This year, however, Apple's parody was only posted on the mag's Web site. Hemispheres editor Randy Johnson denies censorship and insists the decision was made to draw attention to the Web site and for no other reason.</p>
  • Spoof of Bush Wins Faux Faulkner Contest

    07/24/2005 1:25:14 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 12 replies · 484+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 24, 2005 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS (AP)
    ACKSON, Miss. -- A scathing parody that likens President Bush to the "idiot" in William Faulkner's novel "The Sound and the Fury" has won this year's Faulkner write-alike contest -- and touched off a literary spat. Organizers of the Faux Faulkner competition are accusing Hemispheres, the United Airlines magazine that has sponsored the contest for six years, of playing politics by not putting Sam Apple's "The Administration and the Fury" in its print edition -- only on its Web site. "One of the things they asked was that we didn't have profanity or any obvious sexual content. We watch for...
  • Spoof of Bush Wins Faux Faulkner Contest [likens President Bush to the "idiot" in....

    07/23/2005 1:16:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 982+ views
    Spoof of Bush Wins Faux Faulkner Contest By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 15 minutes ago A scathing parody that likens President Bush to the "idiot" in William Faulkner's novel "The Sound and the Fury" has won this year's Faulkner write-alike contest — and touched off a literary spat. Organizers of the Faux Faulkner competition are accusing Hemispheres, the United Airlines magazine that has sponsored the contest for six years, of playing politics by not putting Sam Apple's "The Administration and the Fury" in its print edition — only on its Web site. "One of the things they...
  • Difficult, Odd And Aloof Genius Becomes Mississippi Tourist Magnet

    08/02/2004 7:27:38 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 24 replies · 871+ views
    Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS) ^ | July 30, 2004 | Lynda Edwards
    OXFORD, Miss. - The Tokyo fashionista in Rock & Republic jeans raced as fast as her snakeskin stilettos could carry her toward the bronze statue of William Faulkner lounging on a bench. She perched gingerly next to the statue and snatched a magenta camera from her Aqua Man backpack. Her boyfriend photographed her snuggling with the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner. The Mississippi novelist would cringe if he were flesh. The hard-drinking, often prickly Faulkner hated the casual touch. His messy, spectacular novels are as thorny as he was. His mile-long sentences and fated characters seem unfashionable for today's best...
  • Movies Worth Seeing

    02/06/2004 3:39:38 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 31 replies · 401+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 02-06-04 | Reese, Charley
    Movies Worth Seeing If you haven't done so, "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is well worth seeing, even on a DVD if you miss it in the theaters. J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy was voted in a huge survey as the greatest book of the 20th century, which naturally infuriated academic critics who seem to think that the great literature is the vomit of the authors' neuroses transferred to the printed page — the ickier, the greater. I've always believed there is one standard for any author — can he or she tell a good story? It was...
  • It's Not Your Faulkner's South, Sociologist Says

    01/11/2004 4:51:33 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 35 replies · 434+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 01-11-04 | Jester, Art
    It's not your Faulkner's South, sociologist says By Art Jester HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER There comes the famous moment in William Faulkner's novel Absalom, Absalom! (1936) when Mississippi's Quentin Compson is asked by Shreve McCannon, his Canadian roommate at Harvard, to tell about the South, its people and how they live. The fictional response that Faulkner spun out bore a certain truth for his time, and even today. But his saga doesn't -- it couldn't -- include the massive transformation of the nation's most bedeviled and enchanting region over the last 40 years. Why, if Mr. Bill Faulkner had been in...
  • Black/white sex is nothing novel

    12/22/2003 10:39:59 AM PST · by Holly_P · 40 replies · 1,029+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/22/03 | Cynthia Tucker
    Because though men, white men, created her, God did not stop it. He planted the seed which brought her to flower -- the white blood to give the shape and pigment of what the white man calls female beauty, to a female principle which existed, queenly and complete, in the hot equatorial groin of the world long before that white one of ours came down from trees and lost its hair and bleached out . . . -- "Absalom, Absalom" by William Faulkner It is the feigned surprise that vexes me most -- the stunned silence, the equivocation, the angry...
  • Why We Fed the Bomber

    06/08/2003 7:13:32 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 18 replies · 397+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 060803 | ALLAN GURGANUS
    Why We Fed the Bomber By ALLAN GURGANUS HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. Straight down the back of ornery American life, there runs this mythic skunk stripe: the cantankerous outlaw protester. "Are you talking to me? . . . " And Eric Rudolph, 36, my fellow North Carolinian, belongs right there, curled along our nation's bristling Mohawk cusp. Though, God knows, I never met the fellow socially, I can call forth both his blessed landscape and harsh bloodline. His tale seems a green boomerang hurled forward from the 19th century. James Fenimore Cooper might help place him in the forest, Twain could take...
  • Defense could pin hopes on insect life

    06/30/2002 2:28:31 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 90 replies · 735+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 30, 2002 | Kristen Green
    Defense could pin hopes on insect life By Kristen Green UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERJune 30, 2002 In the first four weeks of David Westerfield's murder trial, jurors were schooled in scientific evidence such as blood and DNA, fingerprints and fibers. Now they'll get a crash course in the life cycle of flies. Westerfield's team of lawyers is expected to launch his defense this week, and lead attorney Steven Feldman has hinted that he will use insect biology to prove 7-year-old Danielle van Dam died after police and reporters began tracking his client's every move. That would mean Westerfield couldn't have killed...