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  • Desperate fight to save the euro

    11/24/2010 9:25:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    new media blog ^ | 11/24/10 | Sean O'Grady, Economics Editor
    Independent [UK], by Sean O'Grady Posted By: Photoonist- Thu, 25 Nov 2010 03:58:53 GMT The euro plunged further into crisis yesterday as investors sold off Spanish, Portuguese and Belgian government bonds in record numbers on renewed fears that those nations would follow Greece and Ireland into the financial emergency ward, undermining confidence in the single currency. The spreading contagion suggests that the markets now view the break'up of the euro as a realistic possibility, (Snip) There were also what analysts called "clear signs of stress" across the European financial system, as banks were forced to turn to the European Central...
  • GOP ready to fight over global warming ("It'll end only when God decides it's time to be over")

    11/22/2010 7:06:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/22/10 | Steve Hargreaves
    GOP ready to fight over global warmingBy Steve Hargreaves, senior writer November 22, 2010: 7:02 AM ET NEW YORK ( -- It's no secret that many Republicans are deeply skeptical of global warming. "The earth will end only when God decides it's time to be over," Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., said while quoting the Bible in a House hearing last year. "This earth will not be destroyed by a flood." Shimkus is now one of four contenders to head the House Committee on Energy and Commerce when the Republicans take the reins in January. Also vying for the leadership post:...

    11/17/2010 12:56:09 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | NOV 17, 2010 | swampsniper
    Democrsts and Halloween fun!Face it folks, we just don't know how to party!
  • An unexpected fight could be exactly what NASCAR needed (Jeff Gordon - Jeff Burton Fight)

    11/08/2010 8:12:30 AM PST · by tlb · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2010 | Bruce Martin
    ASCAR got what it needed most Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway when Jeff Gordon assaulted Jeff Burton after the two crashed during a caution period. Just when the sport had become predictable and stale, there's nothing like two drivers slugging it out . NASCAR has seen its numbers dwindle in terms of interest and popularity. While they like to blame the economy for that dip, there are some in the garage area who believe fan apathy has played a role as drivers became too corporate, too mindful of the reaction from sponsors and team owners. And no driver represented that...
  • Pelosi move is a sign that Democrats intend to fight the GOP, not cut deals

    11/07/2010 1:47:48 PM PST · by truthandlife · 76 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/5/10 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi's aim to remain the leader of House Democrats is an indication the party is ready to go to war with Republicans in the next Congress, not cut deals across the aisle. The California Democrat is a radioactive figure in many districts across the country, where Republicans parlayed her unpopularity to pick up seats in Tuesday's landslide elections. But she's also a master at energizing the Democratic base, and her liberal resolve, some Democrats say, will draw much sharper distinctions between the two parties than that of more conservative members who might otherwise assume the leadership spot. "The...
  • Football Brawl at Ivor Wynne Stadium Sends Spectator To ER (Video)

    11/06/2010 7:24:01 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    The Spec ^ | 10/20/2010 | Paul Morse and Larry Moko
    Video Link Here Football mom Cathy Brady says she is still in shock after a weekend brawl at Ivor Wynne Stadium that sent her husband to hospital with a severe concussion. Brady and her husband John were watching son Matt — a Hamilton Hurricanes defensive end — play in an Ontario Football Conference semifinal against the St-Léonard Cougars Saturday evening when, with seconds left in the game, up to 20 St-Léonard players climbed into the stands behind their bench and began battling local fans. Hamilton police claimed no one so far has wanted to file a formal complaint, but Brady...
  • Teachers Fight Release of Data

    10/20/2010 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/20/10 | BARBARA MARTINEZ
    The New York City teachers union is fighting the release of data that tries to gauge the effectiveness of 12,000 of its members, saying the measuring system is too flawed to make teachers' names public. The city Department of Education was set to release the data Wednesday, spurred by public-records requests from news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal. But the United Federation of Teachers threatened a lawsuit, and the DOE delayed its plans. A DOE spokeswoman said that unless a court interferes, the city intends to make them public Friday.
  • The Time to Fight is a Time to Flee (Pruden)

    09/14/2010 5:58:55 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/13/2010 | Wes Pruden
    Here we go again. Republicans just can't help acting like Republicans. Surrender first, fight later, but only if absolutely necessary. It's in their DNA. They're only comfortable playing also-rans, perennial scrubs, running under their traditional mantra: "Vote for us; we're bad, but not as bad as you think." The Democrats haven't been on the run like this in a generation, maybe two, but instead of pursuing his advantage, the man most likely to be the speaker if the Republicans take over the House is already talking compromise on taxes, the one issue that unites independents and party regulars. Rep. John...
  • Janet Napolitano vows to keep up fight (Janet Incompetano PC Style Of Course)

    09/10/2010 9:00:03 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/10 9:43 AM EDT | MIKE ALLEN
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11 with a speech Friday in New York vowing to keep up the fight against terrorists and to “to enlist the nation in its own collective security.” “[W]e can’t guarantee there won’t be another successful terrorist attack,” Napolitano will tell first responders and emergency workers. “The threats we face are evolving, and enemies like al Qaeda and its affiliates are determined. … Today, on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history, I can pledge to you this: we will do everything...
  • Waters forms legal defense fund to wage fight against ethics charges

    09/04/2010 2:24:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-3-10 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has established a legal defense fund to pay for any expenses associated with her full-throttled battle against ethics charges that she used her position to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters filed paperwork with the ethics committee to form the fund in late August. Her office did not comment about whether she had already held fundraisers to help fill the fund’s coffers or has events planned. “I have made clear from the beginning that I have not violated any House rules and therefore will mount a vigorous defense against these baseless charges,”...
  • It’s our duty to preserve the ‘Blessings of Liberty’

    08/15/2010 12:19:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 15, 2010 | FRANK MIELE
    Liberals love to call the U.S. Constitution a “living document” — in other words, one that changes through time in order to keep up with the times. And at one level, they are certainly right. Because the Constitution can be amended at any time through a difficult but manageable process, it can reflect the changing needs of our people. Unfortunately, what liberals mean by “change” is that an activist judge can force the rest of us to do whatever he or she wants by dint of judicial fiat. If a judge (or ultimately the Supreme Court) says the Constitution allows...
  • Briton held for wearing a bikini in Dubai shopping mall after fight with Arabic woman

    08/04/2010 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:07 AM on 5th August 2010 | By Paul Revoir
    A British holidaymaker has been charged with indecency in Dubai after walking through the world's largest shopping centre in a bikini. The woman was buying clothes and gifts in the Dubai Mall, fully dressed but in a low-cut top, when she was accosted by an Arabic woman and criticised for wearing 'revealing clothing'. The pair then became embroiled in a heated row in front of hundreds of bemused shoppers. Incensed by the Arabic woman's comments, the British woman told her to 'mind her own business' before stripping out of her clothes and 'taunting' the locals by walking around in only...
  • UFC Prez on Street Fight -- The Other Guy 'Deserved' It

    08/04/2010 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 4, 2010 | TMZ Staff
    UFC President Dana White thinks the guy who got his face rearranged by MMA fighter Roger Huerta in a bloody street brawl deserved "to be knocked the f*ck out" -- because it ain't right to hit a lady.
  • Police: Officer Baited In Altercation That Injured Him (Racist Black Church!)

    08/03/2010 6:56:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies · 230+ views
    WRTV-6 ^ | 8-3-10 | WRTV
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Relations between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and some members of the African-American community are still a sore spot in the weeks since the Brandon Johnson incident. Case in point -- an altercation in which an officer was injured during a presentation to a youth symposium last weekend that officials said was staged, leading to the suspension of a parks manager and animosity among officers, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported. Sgt. Matthew Grimes was asked to give a presentation to a church audience on July 24 at Municipal Gardens, in the 1800 block of Lafayette Road. During the presentation,...
  • WEINER vs. KING: 1st Amendment Lesson Hidden Inside Congress’ Shame

    08/01/2010 8:50:15 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 4 replies · 3+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    For the better part of two days, New York Representatives Anthony Weiner (D) and Peter King (R) reminded Americans why Congress has record low approval ratings. A bill designed to provide healthcare to 9/11 first responders suffering from conditions incurred during cleanup in the terrorism aftermath has stalled once again over partisan wrangling on the House floor. And, yet, for all the shame and disgusting blind devotion to making the opposition party look bad while people die, Morality in Media (MIM) president, attorney Robert Peters, says there is a subtle, but extremely powerful—and, yes, positive—lesson to draw out of this...
  • It seems I hit a nerve with NRO's Kevin D. Williams

    07/11/2010 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies ^ | 07/11/2010 | Gary P.
    The way these Beltway insiders think is pretty transparent. They love the fact that she’s out there whipping up the base, who can’t stand them, and see them as the problem, not the solution. They also love that she can raise a lot of money for candidates, as well as pick solid people to endorse. They are also happy that she’s out there doing ALL of the heavy lifting, and taking ALL of the flack, this way they never have to take a firm position on things. These establishment types are all too happy allowing Sarah Palin to work her...
  • Newspaper editor says he won't press charges against Pikeville mayor

    07/01/2010 3:37:55 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 7/1/2010 | Dori Hjalmarson
    PIKEVILLE — Appalachian News-Express Editor Jerry Boggs said he will not press assault charges against Pikeville Mayor Frank Justice II. "It was a pretty minor thing. I realize the gravity of it given our positions," Boggs told the Herald-Leader Thursday afternoon. Boggs and the mayor met Wednesday. Boggs said the mayor apologized and he accepted Justice's apology.
  • Time for Obama and Democrats to Fight

    07/01/2010 10:10:59 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 11 replies ^ | 7/1/10 | EJ Dionne
    Someone needs to find the same pugnacious spirit on a jobs bill. Yes, crucial assistance to states that are slashing programs and raising taxes has been blocked by Republican senators -- including Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine. Both prize their moderate images, but neither has been willing to break with the GOP leadership. But either Obama and the Democrats really believe that giving the economy another shot in the arm now is essential, or they don't. If they put no punch behind their argument, voters will have no idea that some state cutbacks or tax hikes they are...
  • Fight Over "Tea Party" Name Gets Heated

    06/24/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 24, 2010 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A fight over the “Tea Party” name is getting ugly in Orlando. Late Thursday morning, a news conference by one group turned into a shouting match and police had to be called out. At the Supervisor of Elections Office Thursday, there was some pushing, shoving and name-calling. It happened between two groups that both claim to be part of the Tea Party. Members of the Tea Party Movement insist their name was hijacked by political consultant Doug Guetzloe and local attorney Fred O'Neal, who registered a third party called the Florida Tea Party. But Guetzloe, O'Neal and...
  • Amid crises, Obama declares war -- on Arizona

    *** The Justice Department is preparing to sue Arizona over its new immigration law. The president has stiffed Gov. Jan Brewer's call for meaningful assistance in efforts to secure the border. And the White House has accused Arizona's junior senator, Republican Jon Kyl, of lying about an Oval Office discussion with the president over comprehensive immigration reform. Put them all together, and you have an ugly state of affairs that's getting uglier by the day. First, the lawsuit. Last week, Brewer was appalled to learn the Justice Department's intentions not from the Justice Department but from an interview done by...