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  • Clinton’s warnings about Trump actually describe…her

    06/03/2016 12:38:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2 Jun 16 | Post Editorial Board
    That was a “major national-security address”? Hillary Clinton’s folks billed her San Diego speech Thursday as a big deal. And it certainly was a prime opportunity to lay out her views on foreign policy and America’s role in the world. But what she delivered was a 45-minute rant against Donald Trump — with nary a clue about her plans for leading America on the international stage. Worse, her string of dump-on-Trump quips might’ve worked better if she had substituted her name for his, starting with her attack on Trump’s “series of rants” — a perfect description of her own speech....
  • Mo Dowd: Hillary Battles Bernie Sanders, Chick Magnet

    02/06/2016 2:02:02 PM PST · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Maureen Dowd
    HILLARY CLINTON first grabbed the national spotlight 47 years ago as an idealistic young feminist, chiding the paternalistic establishment in her Wellesley commencement speech. So it’s passing strange to watch her here, getting rebuffed by young women who believe that she lacks idealism, that she overplays her feminist hand and that she is the paternalistic establishment. Bernie Sanders may be a dead ringer for Larry David, but Hillary is running the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” campaign. She can’t fire up young voters by dwelling on what can’t be done in Washington and by explaining that she’s more prose than poetry.
  • John Kerry Can't Understand Why Hezbollah Needs "80,000 Rockets"

    01/23/2016 9:32:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    As those who follow Syria's seemingly intractable civil war are no doubt aware, Washington is a big part of why the conflict is now going into its sixth year. What began as a plan to destabilize the Alawite government by "playing on Sunni fears of Iranian influence" (to quote a leaked diplomatic cable from then-Deputy Chief of Mission in Syria William Roebuck) gradually metamorphosed into a overt and at times absurd effort to arm and train a series of rebel groups in an attempt to bring about regime change in Damascus. Those efforts have thus far failed, in part because...
  • [Sputnik]Syrian Army Commander:If approaching our coasts-French nuclear aircraft carrier will be dir

    11/11/2015 9:27:29 PM PST · by Fennie · 38 replies
    "If approaching our coasts, the French nuclear aircraft carrier 'Charles de Gaulle' will be directly targeted" (Syrian General) The Syrian General Mohammad Issa, one of the top commanders of the Syrian army has threatened to target France's aircraft carrier directly if he dares to approach the Syrian coast. Interviewed by the Russian agency Sputnik, the Syrian General said: "The announcement made by France to involve the nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, in military operations in Syria will force the country's army to directly target the aircraft carriers". Focusing on French air strikes in Syria, Issa said: "These strikes target...
  • US Troops in Syria:'Aim to Sabotage RussiaRather Than Fight ISIL'

    11/03/2015 6:50:18 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 23 replies
    SPUTNICK ^ | 11/03/15 | SPUTNICK
    Finian Cunningham, a British freelance journalist working on international affairs, spoke to Sputnik in an exclusive interview saying that the US move is not aimed to counter ISIL, but rather restrict Russia’s air operations against the jihadist group. “It would be a complete violation of the international law if the US sends its troops into Syria no matter what number of troops,” Cunningham said. Talking about the real purpose of this mission he said, “I am very skeptical about it just like the yearlong air campaign that the US led coalition has allegedly been running to defeat ISIL. That was...
  • Syria: US-Backed NGOs Spread Myths About Civilian Deaths in Russian Strikes

    10/27/2015 12:29:22 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 3 replies
    Sputnik ^ | October 27, 2015 | Sputnik
    Embarrassingly, some Western media are parroting unverified narratives regarding Russian warplanes "intentionally" attacking medical facilities in Syria, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher Tony Cartalucci underscores, adding that the allegations have no credible evidence underpinning them. Some Western media outlets have no scruples about citing unverified information regarding Russia's military operation in Syria spread by US-backed NGOs such as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights or the Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS), Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher Tony Cartalucci stresses. Cartalucci narrated that on October 21, AFP media broke the news about an alleged Russian strike against a "field hospital" in northwestern Syria that resulted in...
  • Pope Francis - he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle "crucifix"

    07/13/2015 7:11:19 PM PDT · by NRx · 39 replies
    Rorat Caeli ^ | 07-13-2015 | Rorate Caeli
    Full title: "For the record: Pope Francis personally clarifies that he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle "crucifix", explicitly acknowledges the Marxism of its Jesuit originator -- and praises him." As expected, Pope Francis held an in-flight press conference on his way back to Rome this Monday. As widely reported by secular media, he made use of this opportunity to personally clarify his thoughts about the Hammer and Sickle "crucifix" (and the medallion, the "Order of Fr. Espinal" featuring a smaller version of the same) that were presented to him by President Evo Morales of Bolivia. Catholic News Agency has, thankfully,...
  • Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty (More Treason. Yawn.)

    08/26/2014 7:20:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | AUG. 26, 2014 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of...
  • Ron Paul is Putin's New Best Friend

    07/21/2014 11:32:01 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Lucia Graves
    It used to be that blaming America for crisis abroad was largely the province of liberals. That folk wisdom appears to be changing—just ask Ron Paul. In the days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the former House member has been quick to attack the West and President Obama for pointing any fingers in the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Exclusive!!! NSA Leaks Journalist Glenn Greenwald, Addressed a Marxist-Leninist Conference

    06/30/2013 11:45:11 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | June 12, 2013 | Trevor Loudon
    Exclusive!!! NSA Leaks Journalist Glenn Greenwald, Addressed a Marxist-Leninist Conference Trevor Loudon June 12, 2013 Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who helped Edward Snowden launch the NSA leaks scandal, addressed a radical Marxist-Leninist conference in 2011. Get the details!
  • The summer of Woody Guthrie

    07/14/2012 7:09:13 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 7/13/12 | Jim Harrington
    Woody Guthrie will always be remembered as the guy who wrote "This Land is Your Land." But he was so much more. If you're not sure why his 100th birthday, which would have been Saturday, is being celebrated far and wide this summer, here's a clue from Country Joe McDonald, the famed Woodstock festival veteran who knows a thing or two about penning catchy protest songs. "I think he's become the embodiment of the American dream," says the Berkeley musician, "at a time when the American dream is kind of dying." To be sure, those familiar with Guthrie's work know...
  • Michelle Obama: "Fantasy" Is To Walk Out WH "And Just Keep Walking" [Video]

    04/26/2012 2:08:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 89 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 26 Apr 2012 | Real Clear Politics
    Check out the video...
  • Michael Moore: Bin Laden wasn't killed, he was executed

    05/05/2011 11:44:19 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 108 replies ^ | 4 May 11 | Brent Lang
    Osama bin Laden wasn't killed by a Navy SEAL team, he was straight up executed, Michael Moore told TheWrap on Wednesday. The "Fahrenheit 9/11" director has been setting Twitter aflame Wednesday afternoon urging the Obama administration to come clean about the circumstances surrounding the terrorist leader's death -- particularly in light of the White House's shifting account of last weekend's firefight in Abbottabad. The Oscar-winning director has been tweeting about his belief that Bin Laden should have received a trial, and his theory that Pakistan was keeping the Al Qaeda head under house arrest.
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Is No FDR - Republican Mission Is To See Obama Fail [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/25/2009 1:01:29 AM PST · by seanmerc · 58 replies · 3,369+ views ^ | 24 Dec 09 | Helen "The Grinch" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The spirit of Christmas seems to have escaped Congress, maybe even the country. Have you ever encountered such mean spiritedness and political conniving as are now on display on Capitol Hill? In the past, we have had great philosophical divisions in the struggle for civil rights, especially when southern legislators ran the show. In praise of democracy, fortunately they lost. And of course there also was the "red scare" fomented by Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., in the 1950s when he led the commie-hunting movement that ended up victimizing government officials, academia and Hollywood. We recovered from that, too....
  • Spotlight on Desiree Rogers

    12/14/2009 9:19:53 AM PST · by sinanju · 15 replies · 933+ views
    The Black Socialite TM ^ | February 5, 2008 | The Black Socialite
    Super Socialite Desiree Rogers, 46 is President of both Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. She is also a mother (of one daughter Victoria), a political fundraiser, and highly active on the Chicago Social Scene. Rogers was elected President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas in 2004 after working in a series of high profile positions in Peoples Energy including Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, and Vice President of Corporate Communications. She also served a six year stint as Director of the Illinois State Lottery. Rogers is Vice-Chairman of the Lincoln Park Zoo and serves...
  • Sean Penn set to report from Cuba

    10/26/2009 5:23:25 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 26 replies · 791+ views
    UK Press Association ^ | 10/26/09 | Staff
    Sean Penn is exercising his journalistic skill, reporting from inside Cuba. The Oscar winner has embarked on a short trip to the island on assignment for Vanity Fair and The Huffington Post. Rumours have circulated that he might interview Fidel Castro. But his rep told E! News that there were no plans to meet up with the ailing former leader. If he were to, it would not be the first such encounter. In 2005, his family held a lengthy meeting with Castro whilst holidaying in Cuba. ... Past overseas assignments for the actor turned journalist include stints in Iraq, Iran...
  • Walter Cronkite dead

    07/17/2009 5:15:12 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 602 replies · 21,462+ views
    BNO ^ | 07/17/08 | BNO
    Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite has died at age 92, The New York Times reports.
  • Kerry Condemns "Hate-Filled" Language At McCain-Palin Rallies

    10/10/2008 2:04:05 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 73 replies · 1,464+ views
    The Obama campaign has thus far largely stayed away from reports about the increasingly angry rhetoric coming from some attendees of McCain-Palin rallies. (The candidate did make an indirect reference to the rallies this morning, saying, "it's not hard to rile up a crowd by stoking anger and division.") 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry, however, directly addresses the issue in a fundraising appeal today. "The reports are piling up of ugliness at the campaign rallies of John McCain and Sarah Palin," Kerry writes. "Audience members hurl insults and racial epithets, call out 'Kill Him!' and 'Off With His Head,' and...
  • Neutrality and Justice

    04/08/2008 4:51:07 PM PDT · by hanfei · 46+ views
    New York Sun ^ | April 7, 2008
    "Contrary to the government's assertion, it is by no means self-evident that a person engaged in extra-territorial or resistance activities — even militant activities — is necessarily a threat to the security of the United States. One country's terrorist can often be another country's freedom-fighter." * * * It happens that those words were written by one of our wisest federal Judges, John Noonan, who rides the 9th United States appellate circuit. He was deciding, in 2004, an immigration case involving a Sikh militant. We thought of the judge's point as we were ruminating on two current criminal prosecutions on...
  • Cronkite In CBS 5 Interview: Iraq War A 'Disaster' (On Drudge)

    02/28/2007 4:10:31 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 41 replies · 944+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | Hank Plante
    (CBS 5) SAN JOSE It was in 1968, when CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite did a tour of Vietnam, and came back highly critical of that war. His pronouncement that the Vietnam War was unwinnable led to such a shift in public opinion against the war that President Lyndon Johnson said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost America." The 90-year-old Cronkite was in San Jose on Friday addressing the Commonwealth Club. In an exclusive interview with CBS 5, he weighed in on the situation in Iraq. "We should have gotten out a long time ago. This is a mistake, this entire...
  • Why Jimmy Carter is not an anti-Semite (but an idiot....)

    12/27/2006 9:05:27 AM PST · by Spacewalker · 38 replies · 1,214+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 26 2006 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    grew up in the US during the 1970s, the one decade universally acknowledged to have truly sucked. In 1970s America we danced to disco music, wore leisure suits and watched the Brady Bunch. But if that wasn't torture enough, we had Jimmy Carter as our president. I can still recall how depressing it was to watch his taciturn face on TV announcing one catastrophe after another, from the skyrocketing misery index, to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, to the capture of our hostages in Iran, to the tragically-botched rescue attempt to free them. Jimmy Carter was arguably the most hapless...
  • Jimmy Carter Wins Fifth Hokum!

    12/23/2006 9:34:22 AM PST · by em2vn · 6 replies · 640+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 12-21-2006 | William B. Smith
    HOLLYWOOD (SatireNewsService) -- The Academy of World Political Humor Arts and Letters (AWPHAL) today awarded comedian Jimmy (James Earl) Carter the 2006 Hokum as the year's finest political comedian. Carter's record shattering fifth Hokum came against stiff competition from a highly regarded group of nominees.
  • Michael Moore: 5 Good Reasons to Vote Today (Barf alert)

    11/07/2006 6:28:07 AM PST · by jamesrichards · 24 replies · 905+ views
    Michael Moore ^ | November 7, 2006
    November, 7th, 2006 5 Good Reasons to Vote Today 1. IT'S A NATIONAL REFERENDUM. Although candidates' names will be on the ballot today, this election is NOT about this candidate or that candidate. Make no mistake about it: This election is nothing less than a National Referendum on George W. Bush and his War. Don't waste your time trying to learn about who the schlump is that's running for office. You know they're all pretty much the same, a few are better than others, but... please. They is who they is. THIS election is not about them. It's a simple...
  • [Congresscritter CA(D) George] Miller describes a bleak U.S.

    08/01/2006 12:55:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 645+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/1/6 | Tom Lochner
    PINOLE: Congressman appears as part of roadshow to promote the Democrats' six main points - Rep. George Miller described a wobbly American democracy, an Army close to the breaking point, an exploding Middle East and a world in the grip of global warming during a town hall meeting in Pinole on Monday night. The Martinez Democrat blamed the bleak state of affairs largely on President Bush as a capacity audience in the Pinole council chamber frequently voiced agreement.Appearing as part of a nationwide roadshow by Democrats to promote their "New Direction for America," Miller ran through the program's main points...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • Say It Isn’t So, Dickie Boy

    06/17/2005 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 78 replies · 3,115+ views
    23 June, 2005
    Let’s talk about the stupidity of Senators. Senator Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) is our Poster Child. First, there is no known lower limit on the stupidity of an individual Senator. For gross public dumb, it’s hard to beat a one-term Iowa Senator who went to a local massage parlor to have his ashes hauled. He was dumb enough to pay with a credit card. And dumb to have a staffer who was living in sin with an Iowa reporter. As a result, the credit card slip was published in a paper, and the gentleman’s career ended at six years. This...
  • N. Korea: A Canuck's impression on changing N. Korea(well-off areas)

    08/23/2004 8:33:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 700+ views
    North Korea Zone ^ | 08/22/04 | Randal Eastman
    Letter from a recent NK visitor by Rebecca MacKinnon @ 07:28 PM in Economic policy, Engagement After chatting up the waitresses at Shinuiju Hotel over dinner they eagerly agreed to allow us to take our pictures with them. About 6 waitresses and 4 foreigners - we snuggled tightly (they were the more aggressive) and said "cheese" together - with the girl on my left grabbing my arm together to make "peace" signs for the camera. In response to the recent discussion about the nature & extent of recent changes in North Korea, Shanghai-based Canadian businessman Randal Eastman has sent an...
  • Harkin riles GOP by comparing Bush and Aristide (hear the hypocrisy drip off Harkin's tongue)

    02/27/2004 10:35:56 AM PST · by OESY · 109 replies · 394+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 02/27/2004 | JANE NORMAN
    <p>Washington, D.C. - Sen. Tom Harkin called Thursday for U.S. peacekeeping forces to be dispatched to Haiti, saying Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was elected with stronger voter support than President Bush.</p> <p>"He's got more support there than Bush got in this country," said the Iowa Democrat in a conference call with Iowa reporters. "He's a legitimate, democratically elected president."</p>
  • Need Freeper Help -- Madeleine Albright

    02/10/2004 6:53:20 AM PST · by Maceman · 11 replies · 207+ views
    I recall that Albright has said within the last year that AMerica has to prepare for a time when it will be the most powerful nation in the world. I need the exact quote, as well as time and place. I have done a search on google and FR, but have had no luck. Can anyone help me find the exact quote? Thanks to all.
  • Hilarious - Bush as bad guy - the movement to impeach has started by Left

    03/18/2003 11:27:24 AM PST · by mandingo republican · 85 replies · 1,247+ views
    Craigslist New York ^ | 3-18-03 |
    Is it Time to Physically Remove the illegal Bush Military Junta ?.. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reply to: Date: 2003-03-18, 10:47AM What would Happen .... If George W. Bush, the first unelected President of the United States appointed by the Supreme Court, succeeds in driving the United States government to attack a nation that offers no threat to the United States... If George W. Bush continues to ignore the cries for peace from millions of people in the United States and throughout the world... If George W. Bush continues to preside over the destruction of human rights and the shredding of the...
  • Is Bush deaf to church doubts on Iraq war?

    12/09/2002 3:38:47 AM PST · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 28 replies · 289+ views
    boston globe ^ | 12-9-02 | Jim Wallis
    <p>RECENT NEWS stories indicate that the White House and new Republican controlled Congress intend to put the president's faith-based initiative high on the agenda for 2003. But the president is not acknowledging another faith-based initiative - the strong majority of Christian leaders opposing a war against Iraq.</p>