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  • Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)

    10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/10/2013
    <p>Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.</p> <p>Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.</p>
  • What Is Discernment?

    08/24/2013 10:57:38 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Ligonier Ministry ^ | August 23, 2013 | Sinclair Ferguson
    Someone I know recently expressed an opinion that surprised and in some ways disappointed me. I said to myself, “I thought he would have more discernment than that.” The experience caused me to reflect on the importance of discernment and the lack of it in our world. We know that people often do not see issues clearly and are easily misled because they do not think biblically. But, sadly, one cannot help reflecting on how true this is of the church community, too. Most of us doubtless want to distance ourselves from what might be regarded as “the lunatic fringe”...
  • Niall Ferguson's Blooper

    05/08/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    At an investment conference last week, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson created a huge mess for himself. He glibly speculated that maybe because economist John Maynard Keynes was a childless, "effete" homosexual, he embraced a doctrine that favored immediate economic gratification. Keynes' bon mot "in the long run, we are all dead" takes on new meaning when you realize he didn't have kids to worry about. Following the usual script, but at a much faster clip, an uproar ensued on Twitter and in various blogs. Ferguson quickly offered an apology that rivaled John Cleese's in A Fish Called Wanda in its...
  • Keynes Was Gay -- Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

    05/05/2013 1:31:51 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 4, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "There’s a brouhaha a-brewin’ over comments by Niall Ferguson at an investor conference. Ferguson suggested that because John Maynard Keynes was gay, effete, and childless he might have lacked concern for posterity. After all, Keynes famously proclaimed ”in the long run we’re all dead.” In a nigh-upon hysterical and terribly written item, Tom Kostigen of Financial Advisor says Ferguson took “gay-bashing to new heights.” He adds, “Apparently, in Ferguson’s world, if you are gay or childless, you cannot care about future generations nor society.”  Now, I don’t know exactly what Ferguson said, and I don’t trust Kostigen’s version of events either. There are few full quotes and virtually...
  • Margaret Thatcher: Right about nearly everything

    04/10/2013 12:19:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    financial Times ^ | 9/4/2013 | niall Ferguson
    She was respected more abroad than at home It is still terribly hard for those who opposed her to admit it, but Margaret Thatcher was right about most things. She was right that Britain’s trade unions had become much too powerful. She was right that nationalised industries had to be privatised. She was right that inflation has monetary causes. She was also mostly right about foreign policy. She was right to drive the forces of Argentina’s junta out of the Falklands and she was right to exhort a “wobbly” George H.W. Bush to mete out the same treatment to Saddam...
  • Niall Ferguson: Don’t Believe the Techno-Utopian Hype

    08/01/2012 5:36:49 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 44 replies
    Newsweek (via The Daily Beast) ^ | 7-30-2012 | Niall Ferguson
    (snip) My pessimism is supported by a simple historical observation. The achievements of the last 25 years were actually not that big a deal compared with what we did in the preceding 25 years, 1961-1986 (e.g. landing men on the moon). And the 25 years before that, 1935-1960, were even more impressive (e.g. splitting the atom). In the words of Peter Thiel, perhaps the lone skeptic within a hundred miles of Palo Alto: In our youth we were promised flying cars. What did we get? 140 characters. Moreover, technoptimists have to explain why the rapid scientific technological progress in those...
  • Niall Ferguson: If the young knew what was good for them they'd join the Tea Party

    06/17/2012 2:00:25 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 11 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 17 June 2012 | Telegraph reporters
    Young people should welcome austerity measures because it means huge government debts are less likely to blight their futures, historian Niall Ferguson has said. The economic historian, who is affiliated to Oxford and Harvard Universities, says wise young voters should insist politicians pay off debts as soon as possible.... “It is surprisingly easy to win the support of young voters for policies that would ultimately make matters even worse for them, like maintaining defined benefit pensions for public employees,” ... He adds: "If young Americans knew what was good for them, they would all be in the Tea Party." Professor...
  • Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

    03/22/2012 12:16:46 PM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TED dot com ^ | Sept. 2011 | Niall Ferguson
    Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture -- call them the 6 killer apps -- that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable. History is a curious thing, and Niall Ferguson investigates not only what happened but why. 20 minute video at the link
  • Declaring War on Newborns (The disgrace of medical ethics.)

    03/15/2012 5:01:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 2+ views
    TWS ^ | March 19, 2012 | Andrew Ferguson
    On the list of the world’s most unnecessary occupations—aromatherapist, golf pro, journalism professor, vice president of the United States​—​that of medical ethicist ranks very high. They are happily employed by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and other outposts of the vast medical-industrial combine, where their job is to advise the boss to go ahead and do what he was going to do anyway (“Put it on the market!” “Pull the plug on the geezer!”). They also attend conferences where they take turns sitting on panels talking with one another and then sitting in the audience watching panels of other medical ethicists talking...
  • Geoffrey Peterson for President!

    Just a fan of the show. Years ago Pat Paulsen ran for President. Colbert has run for president. Why not a robot?
  • Eco-arsonist sentenced for heroin sales

    06/28/2011 3:43:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    KGWNews ^ | June 28, 2011 | Michael Rollins
    EUGENE — An arsonist who avoided federal prison five years ago by helping lock up Earth Liberation Front activists is headed to state prison for selling heroin. ... He was on probation under a 2007 plea deal for his role in arsons by an ELF band known as The Family. Targets included a meat-packing company, car dealership, ranger station and lumber company. Ferguson is depicted as the leader of the group in the documentary "If A Tree Falls." He faces a probation revocation hearing July 14 in federal court.
  • Doing the Right Thing

    05/04/2011 5:43:58 AM PDT · by NamVet71MP · 4 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/17/11 | Niall Ferguson
    America finally comes to its senses and faces the fiscal facts. “The United States will always do the right thing—when all other possibilities have been exhausted.” Thus Winston Churchill, who, as the son of an American mother, was entitled to say such things. ... The first possibility is the one devised by Rep. Paul Ryan, which would eliminate the deficit largely through deep spending cuts and Medicare reform. Possibility two is President Obama’s bid to close the budget gap with more modest cuts and tax hikes on “millionaires and billionaires.” It’s a bracingly binary choice. Shrink the government. Or squeeze...
  • Eco-terrorism informant faces probation hearing

    04/12/2011 10:39:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | April 12, 2011 | Karen McCowan
    He is accused of violating the terms of his plea deal, and his attorney expects he will face drug charges. An arsonist-informant who helped convict 10 former associates on eco-terrorism charges in the 2004-07 federal “Operation Backfire” case apparently violated his federal probation by allegedly violating undisclosed state drug laws. Jacob Jeremiah Ferguson, 38, appeared briefly before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin on Monday. During that status conference, Ferguson’s attorney asked that his client’s probation violation hearing not be scheduled for “at least three weeks” because of the state charges also before Ferguson. ... Ferguson acknowledged taking part in...
  • Watch "Inside Job" - The Wall Street Horror Movie, For Free

    04/03/2011 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/2/11 | Tyler Durden
    Courtesy of Open Culture, Inside Job, the scariest Wall Street "horror movie" ever produced can now be seen for free. Charles Ferguson's masterpiece is a must watch for anyone and everyone who has even a passing interest in the intersection of finance, economics, politics, corruption, crime, complacency and above all, the human inability to predict the future when the only driving force is pure greed. And as Open Culture notes, "Inside Job can be purchased on DVD at Amazon. We all love free, but let’s remember that good projects cost real money to develop, and they could use real financial...
  • Niall Ferguson Explains How Obama "Blew It" With Egypt (Destroys MSNBC numskulls)

    02/14/2011 10:57:19 PM PST · by Islander7 · 61 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Feb 14, 2011 | MSNBC
    "President Obama is one of the least experienced men in terms of foreign policy to ever occupy the White House and yet he has advisers around him who are frankly, second, if not third-rate and you just can't do that. It's far too risky, it's far too dangerous of a world and some of us said this when he ran for election that it was a huge risk to put somebody of that kind of inexperience into the position like Commander-in-Chief of the United States. And what we saw unfold in Egypt reveals the truth of that segment," Professor Niall...
  • Harvard’s Niall Ferguson Rails Against Obama’s Foreign Policy On Morning Joe

    02/14/2011 2:05:27 PM PST · by jackv · 16 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 2-14-11 | staff
    Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and Newsweek columnist, rained on the Morning Joe parade this morning by arguing President Obama blew it in Egypt and has now left the country in a fragile state potentially susceptible to domination by the Muslim Brotherhood. Prior to hearing Ferguson, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough thought Obama did pretty well with the situation, however Ferguson passionately attempted to convince them otherwise. Brzezinski claimed “looking at all the different reports coming in, and the pictures, and the peacefulness on the streets of Cairo, so far so good it actually seems like it went pretty damn well.”...
  • Ferguson Calls Out LiberalBias of MSNBC’s Wolffe:‘Journalist’ is ‘Much the Same Thing’ As ‘Democrat’

    12/09/2010 9:39:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/9/10 | Brad Wilmouth
    As MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe - formerly of Newsweek - appeared as a guest on Wednesday’s Late Late Show on CBS, after Wolffe conveyed his left-leaning take on the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts, host Craig Ferguson asked, "You’re a Democrat, aren’t you?" as he stared at the MSNBC contributor for comedic effect, inspiring audience laughter.After Wolffe responded, "I am a journalist," Ferguson smiled and quipped, "Much the same thing, isn’t it?"Ferguson had turned the discussion to President Obama’s role in the recent tax agreement, and Wolffe asserted that it was "embarrassing" for Obama that he had
  • New Ad Ties Barney Frank to Fannie & Freddie

    10/25/2010 5:14:35 AM PDT · by FreepShop1 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    TheBlaze.com ^ | 10-25-2010 | Meredith Jessup
    About time someone made an ad like this. (posted on TheBlaze.com). No hype, not even a voiceover. Just the facts, which are absolutely damning. I would suggest the makers of the ad adapt it to go NATIONAL. Could do a lot of damage to Dems. For now, to help run it to defeat Barney Frank, use donation link below:"BETRAYED OUR TRUST"
  • 10 Reasons You Should Not Waste Your Money On Film 'Inside Job'

    11/17/2010 4:40:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 17, 2010 | PAUL SPERRY
    'Inside Job" bills itself as "the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis." It exposes whoremongering Wall Street traders, economic consultants who lie on their resumes and Hank Paulson's conflicts. But it doesn't answer what caused the crisis. Of course, it thinks it does. "This is how it happened," the film confidently tells viewers before taking them, oddly enough, all the way back to the 1980s. Why then? Because the Reagan administration — "supported by economists and financial lobbyists" — started a 30-year regulatory vacation that fomented unparalleled "greed and immorality" on Wall Street. "Progressive deregulation...
  • Niall Ferguson: The US Showing Signs of Imperial Fall

    11/09/2010 9:02:03 PM PST · by bigbob · 36 replies
    MyLoansConsolidated ^ | 11-9-2010 | Niall Ferguson
    Even if IÂ’m wrong, and my old rival Paul Krugman is rightÂ… and that is possible. I donÂ’t rule that out. Even if heÂ’s right and the interest rate is low, the bond market is in a coma, and the vigilante go off and take up some other activities. Recurrent deficits year after year, never much less than 5 percent of GDP even on the administrationÂ’s optimistic forecasts, plus debt accumulation as a result mean inevitably that interest payments will consume a rising proportion of tax revenue. The process I have described you is independent of any bond market panic....
  • Condoleezza Rice, Joe Theismann episode, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - 25 Oct, 2010

    10/24/2010 12:01:49 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 3 replies
    Holly's Day Shows ^ | Oct. 23, 2010
    Watch The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Condoleezza Rice, Joe Theismann S06E186 online stream. Will be shown on CBS at Mon, October 25, 2010 12:35 AM.
  • Ferguson: Overwhelming US Crisis Looms

    07/26/2010 7:47:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Money News ^ | 07/26/10 | Julie Crawshaw
    Ferguson: Overwhelming US Crisis Looms Monday, July 26, 2010 09:41 AM By: Julie Crawshaw Economic historian Niall Ferguson says Keynesian economists are stuck in the 1930s, completely unaware that a US debt crisis could come quite suddenly. “All it takes is one piece of bad news — a credit rating downgrade, for example — to trigger a sell-off,” Ferguson writes in the Financial Times. “And it is not just inflation that bond investors fear. Foreign holders of US debt — and they account for 47 percent of federal debt in public hands — worry about some kind of future default.”...
  • Niall Ferguson: Nothing Would Scare Bond Markets More Than The Government Following Paul Krugman....

    07/06/2010 10:39:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 6, 2010 | Gregory White
    There is no example in history of any country growing out of this sort of debt position, except for Britain in the early 1800s, which had empire and industrial revolution on its side. Default now seems the only escape, and the U.S. may choose that path with unfunded liabilities like Social Security.
  • Sarah Ferguson caught selling access to ex-hubby Prince Andrew for 500k pounds

    05/23/2010 5:26:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,078+ views
    Sify ^ | 5/23/10
    Sarah Ferguson caught selling access to ex-hubby Prince Andrew for 500k pounds2010-05-23 15:10:00 Sarah Ferguson has been caught on camera selling access to her former hubby, Prince Andrew, Britain's trade envoy, for 500,000 pounds. The sting operation by British tabloid the News of the World saw the Duchess of York setting a price tag on an introduction to Prince Andrew, promising to open the door to lucrative international deals for the 'client'. Fergie told the undercover News of the World reporter: "Andrew said to me, 'Tell him 500,000 pounds.' "He knows that he's had to underwrite me up to now...
  • America, the fragile empire Here today, gone tomorrow -- could the United States fall that fast?

    02/28/2010 6:24:53 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies · 909+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 28, 2010 | Niall Ferguson
    For centuries, historians, political theorists, anthropologists and the public have tended to think about the political process in seasonal, cyclical terms. From Polybius to Paul Kennedy, from ancient Rome to imperial Britain, we discern a rhythm to history. Great powers, like great men, are born, rise, reign and then gradually wane. No matter whether civilizations decline culturally, economically or ecologically, their downfalls are protracted.
  • Ferguson: We're One Downgrade Away From The End Of American Empire

    02/23/2010 7:44:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 1,227+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 02/23/10 | Gregory White
    Ferguson: We're One Downgrade Away From The End Of American Empire Gregory White | Feb. 23, 2010, 9:19 AM | 1,575 | comment 18 Print Tags: U.S. Government, Debt, Ratings Niall Ferguson is candidly calling time on the American Empire, or at least pointing to the combination of factors that will soon lead to its demise, in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs. /snip Foreign Affairs: But one day, a seemingly random piece of bad news---perhaps a negative report by a rating agency---will make the headlines during an otherwise quiet news cycle. Suddenly, it will be not just a few...
  • Ferguson Says Greek Crisis Will Grip Whole Western World: Video

    02/12/2010 12:18:29 PM PST · by FromLori · 5 replies · 727+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/10/10
    The fiscal crisis unfolding in Greece and other weak euro-zone countries wont stop with them, but will spread to the entire western world, said Niall Ferguson, a British historian who teaches at Harvard.
  • The Money and Connections Behind Al Gore’s Carbon Crusade

    10/13/2007 4:35:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 69 replies · 3,134+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/03/2007 | Deborah Corey Barnes
    Al Gore’s campaign against global warming is shifting into high gear. Reporters and commentators follow his every move and bombard the public with notice of his activities and opinions. But while the mainstream media promote his ideas about the state of planet Earth, they are mostly silent about the dramatic impact his economic proposals would have on America. And journalists routinely ignore evidence that he may personally benefit from his programs. Would the romance fizzle if Gore’s followers realized how much their man stands to gain? Earlier this year Gore experienced a notable public relations debacle. The Tennessee Center for...
  • Assault Weapons Ban Introduced...by Five R.I.N.O.s

    11/17/2008 10:42:29 PM PST · by huac · 97 replies · 4,178+ views
    Define R.I.N.O.: A Republican In Name Only. Examples of the type of Republican covered under this definition are: Rep. Mark Kirk [R-IL] Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL] Rep. Michael Ferguson [R-NJ] Rep. Christopher Shays [R-CT] Rep. Michael Castle [R-DE] These five supposed Republican are nothing more than jackasses in elephant's clothing. Rep. Mark Kirk has introduced a bill, H.R. 6257: Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008, which would "reinstate the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act."
  • Global Warming --A Political Context

    11/15/2008 9:31:12 AM PST · by I got the rope · 9 replies · 432+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2008 | Robert Ferguson
    European and American statists, including activist NGOs like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), assert that the moderate climate warming that occurred until 2002 is a man-made catastrophe, and have embraced the dystopian fantasy that coercive policies for the elimination of fossil fuel production and usage can prevent or turn back the current warming cycle. They have, thus, made the "global warming planetary emergency" into the central plank of their ongoing campaigns for more centralized government. Leftist commentator, Alexander Cockburn, put it this way: “This turn to climate catastrophism is tied into the decline of the left, and the decline of...
  • Quote of the day

    04/27/2008 10:22:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 84+ views
    Allahpundit ^ | April 27, 2008 | Craig Ferguson
    The New York Times did not buy a table... .
  • The Wit & Wisdom of Barack Obama ("rich as molasses....")

    03/22/2008 4:42:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies · 862+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 24 issue | Andrew Ferguson
    There's still room for whimsy at the New Yorker magazine, I don't care what you've heard. Just the other day two of the New Yorker's bloggers (now there's a phrase to send Harold Ross spinning) were chewing over the widely noted eloquence of Barack Obama. They were struck by "Obama's wonderful line," as one of them described it, to the effect that "We are the ones we've been waiting for." Obama uses it as one of his signature refrains. Some of his followers even turned it into a music video. So one thing led to another, as it does on...
  • Ferguson Booked for White House Dinner

    02/06/2008 9:11:46 AM PST · by lainie · 15 replies · 102+ views
    ap ^ | 2-6-2008
    NEW YORK (AP) — Less than a week after being sworn in as a U.S. citizen, Craig Ferguson learned he'll be telling jokes to President Bush. The CBS "Late Late Show" host revealed Tuesday that he's been booked as the entertainer at the annual White House correspondents' dinner in Washington, scheduled April 26. Ferguson, a Scotsman, recently passed an American citizenship test and was formally sworn in Friday. For his late-night viewers, he described the correspondents' dinner as "like the Oscars for politicians." It's also potential trouble for comics: Don Imus and Stephen Colbert both provoked some criticism for their...
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney

    02/02/2008 1:17:38 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies · 99+ views
    PR News Wire Yahoo ^ | Sat Feb 2, 11:42 AM ET | Kevin Madden of Romney for President
    BOSTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) endorsed Governor Mitt Romney to be the next President of the United States. "Throughout his time in Congress, Mike Ferguson has stood strong for the conservative principles that have guided our Republican party. He is also a leader in supporting our first responders. As a former educator, he understands how important it is that we strengthen the education system to prepare our children for the challenges of this global economy. It will be an honor to work with Mike as we head into the New Jersey primary," said Governor...
  • The Failure of Normality: The unhappy lessons of the Thompson campaign.

    01/27/2008 12:52:25 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 25 replies · 74+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Andrew Ferguson
    The charge against Thompson, who entered the campaign last September when polls showed him a favorite among Republican voters, was repeated so often it became a cliché. Like most clichés it tells us more about the people who used it than about the state of affairs it was supposed to describe. His campaign lacked "energy." He didn't get out enough on the campaign trail, and, when he did, he didn't hold enough events. His speaking style was too low-key, and his speeches were too long, and more often than not his "performance" in televised debates was lackluster. He just didn't...
  • The Failure of Normality - the unhappy lessons of the Thompson campaign

    01/26/2008 9:10:40 AM PST · by jnwest · 124 replies · 296+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/04/2008 | Andrew Ferguson
    In his recent memoir, Alan Greenspan says he's been pushing a constitutional amendment of his own devising. It reads: "Anyone willing to do what is required to become president of the United States is thereby barred from taking that office." If the Greenspan amendment is ever enacted, it will at last clear the field for Fred Thompson, who might then become president. But not until then.
  • [NJ Pubbie Congressman] Ferguson won't seek re-election [NJ-07]

    11/19/2007 10:25:53 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 33 replies · 52+ views
    NJ Politicker ^ | 19 November 2007 | Editor
    Rep. Mike Ferguson will announce today that he will not seek re-election to a fifth term in 2008. The 37-year-old Republican, who won re-election last year by just 1% against Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Stender, wants to spend more time with his four young children.Senate Minority Leader-designate Thomas Kean, Jr. becomes one of the most likely GOP candidates for the seat. Kean, the Republican U.S. Senate in 2006, was among the candidates who ran against Ferguson in the 7th district Republican primary in 2000, when Bob Franks gave up the seat to run for the Senate.Stender has been raising money for...
  • 'Judicial Activism' to Be Thankful For

    10/30/2005 2:07:24 PM PST · by nosofar · 16 replies · 653+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2005 | Colbert I. King
    The celebration of Rosa Parks's extraordinary contribution to America presents an excellent opportunity for me to summon all the strength at my command so that I may shout at the top of my lungs: "Thank God Almighty for liberal judicial activism." I suppose this makes me a heretic in a town where radical right dogma reigns supreme, especially after the trashing of White House counsel and now-withdrawn Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers. But I'll still pay tribute to activist judges. After all, it was a default by elected leaders that led an "activist" Supreme Court to decide in 1956 that...
  • Author examines statements from dying Confederate soldiers

    06/18/2005 8:13:17 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 235 replies · 3,254+ views
    Nashville City Paper ^ | June 17, 2005 | By Ron Wynn
    Author, historian and former state representative Daniel W. Barefoot has written nine previous books, several of them covering former Civil War events and/or personalities. But he's well aware that his latest Let Us Die Like Brave Men: Behind The Dying Words of Confederate Warriors (John F. Blair) may stir some severe emotions and responses, particularly with its cover illustration that includes a soldier holding the Confederate flag. Yet Barefoot, who signs copies of his book today at the Hermitage Museum Shop, hopes that readers understand exactly what's he trying to do with this book rather than make assumptions depending on...
  • Ferguson signs ATR Pledge, issues challenge to Plum

    04/25/2005 1:44:57 PM PDT · by NoCountyIncomeTax · 202+ views
    Ferguson for Delegate ^ | April 25, 2005 | Ferguson for Delegate
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2005 Ferguson signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge, issues challenge to PlumCongressman Steve Stockman witnesses [Reston] Donny Ferguson (L-36th) gave voters a clear choice for the House of Delegates Monday afternoon, signing the Americans for Tax Reform “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” with former Congressman Steve Stockman witnessing. Ferguson then issued an open challenge to his opponent, Del. Ken Plum (D-36th) to join him in signing the Pledge, which Ferguson mailed to Plum’s home. “Ken Plum has dedicated his political career to crusading for skyrocketing taxes,” said Ferguson, “Whether it’s his County Income Tax scheme, his six-cent per gallon...
  • What a Tangled Web We Weave- When we pursue policy objectives through tax loopholes.

    01/25/2005 7:52:24 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 388+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1-25-05 | Andrew Ferguson
    DISCOUNTING FOR AN UNDERWATER EARTHQUAKE that sent 40-foot-high waves traveling thousands of miles across the open sea to inflict death and destruction on an unimaginable scale, it was kind of a sleepy holiday for the Washington political community, newswise. So you can understand the titillation that shimmered through the capital when the local paper announced, a few days after Christmas, that President Bush might delay his plan to "simplify" the tax code! "Bush Expected to Delay Major Tax Overhaul," said the headline in the Washington Post. At last there was something else to talk about on Inside Politics.
  • The Birthplace of Bush Paranoia

    10/17/2004 1:41:05 AM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 9 replies · 701+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | From the Oct. 25, 2004 Edition | Andrew Ferguson
    Austin "FOR A WHILE I thought about moving to Atlanta," Jeff Lewis was saying, "but then I realized the Austin connection, being here, gives us a kind of special edge, and we really, really didn't want to lose that sort of, I don't know, allure. I mean, other people do what we do, but we're here, right in this man's backyard." Jeff is barefoot and ear-ringed and prefers black--today it's black jeans under a flyaway black linen shirt, unbuttoned to the sternum. With his business partner Bill Callan, he is founder of "Two Unemployed Democrats Co." an Internet and mail-order...
  • Dems may challenge (Mike) Rogers (Bob Alexander, Mike Ferguson)

    02/26/2004 6:14:52 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 1,133+ views
    Daily Press And Argus ^ | 2-26-04 | Dan Meisler
    Dems may challenge Rogers By Dan Meisler DAILY PRESS & ARGUS Two Democrats are considering campaigns against U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, saying his close ties with President George W. Bush and strong poll numbers for Democrats nationally make Rogers vulnerable. "The ties to the Bush administration are all problems for our congressman this year," said Kathy Carney, Livingston County chair of the Democratic Party's 8th Congressional District. "There's a whole grass-roots organization of people who are very unhappy with what's going on in Washington." The two possible candidates are Bob Alexander, 59, a longtime political activist who is currently...
  • Amber Alert-Christian Ferguson-St. Louis MO

    06/11/2003 9:51:22 PM PDT · by trussell · 34 replies · 654+ views
    Code Amber ^ | June 11, 2003 | Code Amber
      Amber Alert Issued Wednesday June 11. Christian Ferguson 9 yrs., 4', 75 lbs, black male with light complexion with a short afro hairstyle. Christian is severely mentally challenged and may be dressed only in a diaper and wrapped in a multicolored blanket. He is on a special diet and requires medication twice a day or he may slip into a coma. He was in his parents car in St. Louis MO US at about 6:30 AM on Wed. June 11 when it was stolen. The vehicle has been recovered but Christian is still missing. Anyone with information is...
  • The Empire Slinks Back (Niall Ferguson)

    04/26/2003 11:29:17 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 7 replies · 422+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | April 27, 2003 | Niall Ferguson
    The Empire Slinks Back By NIALL FERGUSON Wheresoever the Roman conquers, he inhabits. — SenecaIraq has fallen. Saddam's statues are face down in the dust. His evil tyranny is at an end. So -- can we, like, go home now? You didn't have to wait long for a perfect symbol of the fundamental weakness at the heart of the new American imperialism -- sorry, humanitarianism. I'm talking about its chronically short time frame. I wasn't counting, but the Stars and Stripes must have been up there on the head of that statue of Saddam for less than a minute. You...