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  • New Ted Cruz Ad Highlights Reaction to His Debate Blast on Left Media

    11/01/2015 10:33:43 AM PST · by VinL · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/1/15 | Staff
    A new advertisement for ...Ted Cruz (R-TX) highlights Cruz’ epic woodshedding of the leftist media for its bias on display during the CNBC GOP Presidential Debate...The ad shows the record-setting positive reaction to Cruz during the debate, and the robust favorable review on Twitter during and after the debate by nationally-known conservative radio hosts, television personalities, and writers of top-tier media outlets. [CRUZ AD AT SOURCE] Titled, “When the Media Attacks, Ted Fights Back!,” the ad shows video where Cruz goes on the offensive against the left media’s bias on display during the CNBC debate between the Republican presidential candidates....
  • Arkansas state Senate approves religious protection bill cast by critics as anti-LGBT

    03/27/2015 10:51:32 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 27, 2015 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill. The bill, approved by the Senate 24-7, prevents state and local government from taking any action that substantially burdens someone's religious beliefs unless a "compelling" interest is proven. The measure heads for a final vote next week in the House, which has already approved an initial version. The proposal faces an easy path forward, because Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he'll...
  • Sweden: Five Injured in Mosque Arson Attack

    12/25/2014 5:13:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    inn ^ | 12/25/14 | staff
    An arsonist set fire to a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna on Thursday, injuring five people, police said, according to the BBC. About 15 to 20 people were attending midday prayers in the mosque, located in the ground floor of a residential building, when the fire broke out. Local media footage showed smoke and flames billowing from the windows before firefighters put the blaze out. The incident comes amid a fierce debate in Sweden over immigration policies. The far right wants to cut the number of asylum seekers allowed into Sweden by 90%, while mainstream parties are intent...
  • The Muslims of the Central African Republic Face a Deadly Purge

    02/20/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | Andrew Katz
    The anti-balaka have outgrown their name. These militias in the Central African Republic, once united under a moniker meaning anti-machete in the local Sango language, are exacting their own vicious revenge upon the mainly Muslim rebels who overthrew the government last March and waged months of terror against the Christian population. They are now accused of atrocities far worse than what first prompted them to take up arms. An Amnesty International report on Feb. 12 said attacks on Muslims in January by anti-balaka militias, made up of Christians and animists, had amounted to ethnic cleansing. Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at...
  • SHOCK! -- An Open Ended Survey

    10/16/2013 11:18:44 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 17 replies
    Pascal Fervor ^ | Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | Pascal
    Dear Readers. I received a survey request (filled in below) from the Media Research Center (MRC). Initially I was expecting just another multiple choice form that misses many of the key issues of the day. Much to my delight, this one actually had, in addition to MRC's preferred topics, "other" as choices. And what was even more special, MRC provided a space in which to spell out the other choice(s). Burned out naif that I am, I have my doubts they will actually read what I put in the boxes. I know, many of you think I must be crazy...
  • You Ready to Get Serious Now? You Ready to Listen? (Ann Barnhardt)

    11/08/2012 6:48:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 58 replies ^ | 11-7-12 | Ann Barnhardt
    So, what to do now? I have several action items for you. These are all re-hash, but I'll put them together and re-post them because maybe, just maybe, you people are actually ready to listen and do something. 1. TAX STRIKE If you are self-employed, stop paying quarterlies and DO NOT FILE next April. Boehner rolled over this morning and announced that the "Republicans" are gung-ho to raise taxes. They can only raise taxes on you if you pay taxes. Don't pay. DO NOT FILE. IF YOU ARE NOT SELF-EMPLOYED and your employer withholds your taxes, all you have to...
  • Elderly sisters fight off carjacker [ninetysomething ladies]

    05/02/2012 6:23:36 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies ^ | Luke Funk
    Police in Hamilton, N.J. say two elderly sisters, aged 94 and 93, fought off an armed 27-year-old man who tried to rob them and steal their car. Sergio Fernando Solorzano-Vasquez was jailed Monday and charged with robbery and carjacking. Police say he jumped into their car and hid in the backseat when they went into a CVS store on Sunday morning. When they came out, and got back into the car, Solorzano-Vasquez allegedly made his move. Police say he started swinging his knife and threatening the women, but he might not have expected what happened next. Police say instead of...
  • German Chancellor calls for all German immigrants to learn the language and adopt Christian values

    10/18/2010 7:13:57 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 21 replies ^ | Oct. 18, 2010 | Rne Girard
    The Chancelor of Germany, Angela Merkel, has taken an incredibly bold move by openly and honestly admitting that the country of Germany is suffering because millions of Muslim immigrants refuse to learn the nation's language or properly assimilate into German culture. Her simple solution: Learn German and adopt Christian values. In an article released this weekend by Audrey Kauffman, writer for AFP: ""Multikulti", the concept that "we are now living side by side and are happy about it," does not work, Merkel told a meeting of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party at Potsdam near Berlin...
  • 'Rhino' To Hit Streets Of Milwaukee To Fight Crime

    08/10/2010 6:22:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 10 AUGUST 2010 | WISN.COM
    MILWAUKEE -- There's a new vehicle designed to help keep the city of Milwaukee safe. The vehicle is called the "rhino" because of its armor. Private donations to Alderman Bob Donovan's Operation Impact were used to paint the donated truck and install surveillance cameras. Donovan said police will use it to monitor possible criminal and nuisance activities. "Is this going to solve all of our problems in this neighborhood? Absolutely not. Is it a step in the right direction? I believe it is. And if this doesn't work well by god, we toss it aside, we roll up our sleeves...
  • Florida doctor tells Obama health care supporters to go elsewhere

    04/02/2010 7:00:32 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 101 replies · 3,100+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/02/10 | Steven Hudak
    MOUNT DORA A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere." "I'm not turning anybody away that would be unethical," Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it." The sign reads: "If you voted for Obama seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your...
  • Mount Dora (Florida) doctor tells Obama supporters: Go elsewhere

    04/01/2010 8:33:01 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 72 replies · 3,640+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Stephen Hudak
    A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere." "I'm not turning anybody away that would be unethical," Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it." The sign reads: "If you voted for Obamaseek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not...
  • Martial arts instructors condemn bully bashing

    08/25/2009 7:56:39 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 83 replies · 2,170+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | Matt Preprost
    WINNIPEG -- Martial arts instructors are condemning a Winnipeg mother's decision to enrol her bullied son in kick-boxing classes and give him permission to retaliate against his tormentors. The mother, who asked not to be named, gave her son the green light to "kick the snot out of " his alleged tormentor when school starts next month..... The mother said a bully has been tormenting her son for years. Both boys are in their early teens, and have attended the same school in Louis Riel School Division. "It's about time he took a stand and stood up for himself," she...
  • To Don't List

    01/26/2009 7:11:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies · 624+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/26/09 | Andy Levy
    THE only thing worse than bad winners are sore losers, and we've had enough of them for the past eight years. So with that in mind, in the wake of last week's historic inauguration, here's a "Handbook For The Loyal Opposition," 2009 edition - a "To Don't List," if you will. Or even if you won't.
  • Pioneer Behind Grass-Roots Conservative Web Site Gets Ready to Do Battle Again (Free Republic)

    11/19/2008 12:26:59 PM PST · by kristinn · 311 replies · 11,443+ views
    AP via St. Louis Today ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | John Ellis
    A Democrat is poised to take the reins of power in Washington, D.C., and Fresno resident Jim Robinson is feeling a sense of deja vu. It was President Bill Clinton's 1992 election that sparked Robinson's political activism, driving him to create a Web site that made him a grass-roots leader among conservatives before Clinton's term was over. This year, as Barack Obama prepares to sweep into office on another tide of Democratic votes, Robinson and denizens of that Web site,, are preparing to do battle again. "We'll double and redouble our efforts to fight for what is right," Robinson...
  • The Battle of Lepanto

    10/27/2008 2:08:21 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies · 1,005+ views
    mainestategop blog ^ | 10/27/08 | mainestategop
    This October was the 437th anniversary of a forgotten yet crucial battle in the defense of western civilization called the battle of Lepanto. It is the victory of this battle that is the reason we are living in a free nation rather than an Islamic style dictatorship. It is why we are still Christian and not Muslim. It is the reason for the existence of America as it is as a free nation. (Though now and days it is not that free.) In 1571, The Turkish Ottoman empire was the superpower of the day. On land, the armies of...
  • Ohio Freepers Joe the Plumber Needs Your Help!

    10/17/2008 9:27:25 AM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 89 replies · 2,453+ views
    Free Republic | Mad_as_he$$
    Several on FR have suggested that we help Joe the Plumber with his back taxes. I did some research and it seems he lives close to the Huntington Bank Spring Meadows Branch, 7203 Airport Highway Holland, oh 43528-7829 Phone: (419) 254-7023 I spoke with a very nice lady there who thought I was joking about opening an account for Joe to help him with his back taxes. What we need is for someone with a registered charity in Ohio or some registered business to open an account for Joe (real name: Samuel J. Wurzelbacher) After it is open please post...
  • Denmark: Expel Islam from Europe

    09/28/2008 9:13:03 AM PDT · by traumer · 40 replies · 1,183+ views
    The controversial Danish People's Party member of the European Parliament Mogens Camre spoke at the DPP's annual meeting Sunday, calling to expel Islam from Europe. "Islam cannot be integrated. Islam will dominate Europe. And Islam is incompatible with our values. Therefore Islam will be thrown out of Europe. This little land is ours, we forged it ourselves. And we will govern it ourselves and decide ourselves who will live in it and how they will behave. And we will fight until Denmark is again free," said Camre, to loud applause. Last year a similar statement by DPP member Merethe Egeberg...
  • Obama denies Raines ties

    09/18/2008 5:44:59 PM PDT · by RatsDawg · 142 replies · 1,903+ views
    Politico ^ | September 18, 2008 | Ben Smith
    The campaign puts out a statement from former Fannie Mae chief Franklin Raines, disowning ties to Obama, after a McCain ad attacked him for the ties. The Washington Post reported -- with the kind of blind sourcing that suggests the source was Raines -- that Raines had "taken calls from Barack Obama's presidential campaign seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters." Raines said in the statement through the campaign, "I am not an advisor to Barack Obama, nor have I provided his campaign with advice on housing or economic matters." Obama spokesman Bill Burton added an attack: This...
  • Dozens arrested in raids at courthouses (Rhode Island. ILLEGALS)

    07/17/2008 3:19:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies · 117+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 7-16-08 | KAREN LEE ZINER and FELICE J. FREYER
    PROVIDENCE Federal immigration agents and state police raided six Rhode Island courthouses yesterday, arresting dozens of people employed by two contractors hired by the state. The detainees are all believed to be maintenance workers. The raid led to a noisy demonstration by at least 100 people outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at 200 Dyer St. last night. Police officers arrived as the crowd grew; at one point the police pushed a line of demonstrators across the parking lot. Some in the crowd were relatives of the arrestees. Others included clergy and at least one state representative, Grace...
  • Illegal Aliens Deported in Record Numbers from Pacific Northwest

    07/16/2008 9:43:37 AM PDT · by AuntB · 31 replies · 133+ views
    Imperial Valley News ^ | June 14, 2008 | Imperial Valley News
    Seattle, Washington - The number of immigration violators deported from three Pacific Northwest states surged nearly 40 percent when compared to the same period last year, according to statistics released today by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In the first nine months of fiscal year 2008 (Oct. 2007 through June 2008), ICE returned 7,345 illegal aliens to their home countries who had been living in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. During that same period last fiscal year, ICE removed 5,256. This years statistics reflect a 39 percent overall increase in the volume of deportations from the three-state area. Of the...
  • Car wash firm, managers plead guilty to fraud

    06/25/2008 9:15:18 AM PDT · by grjr21 · 9 replies · 65+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jun. 25, 2008 | Stacey Burling
    A Horsham car wash company and three of its managers have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government, harbor illegal immigrants, and commit identity theft. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Car Care managers operated a scheme between 2000 and March 2006 that allowed car washes to hire illegal workers by giving them false names and a way to cash their checks at local banks without identification. The banks were given a list of employees who were authorized to cash paychecks without showing identification other than clothing bearing the company logo. Car Care is a wholly owned subsidiary...
  • Chattanooga: Deportations rise with tighter enforcement

    06/03/2008 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 20 replies · 143+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | June 3, 2008 | Perla Treviso
    The deportation of illegal immigrants is on the rise, according to immigration officials who attribute the record numbers to increased enforcement. Deportations in the first five and a half months of fiscal year 2008 were higher than in all of 2001, according to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement figures. In all of 2001, 116,202 immigrants were deported. To date in 2008, 119,429 immigrants have been ordered to return home, records show. Scott Sutterfield, assistant field office director in the Office of Detention and Removal in New Orleans, said that over the last several years immigration officials have redoubled their efforts...
  • Chattanooga Agencies Ask for Help to Fight Affects of Pilgrim's Pride Immigration Raid (BARF ALERT

    06/02/2008 6:25:55 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 35 replies · 98+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | June 2, 2008 | Renee LaSalle
    The fallout from April's Immigration Raid continues in Chattanooga's immigrant community. Local Social Service Agencies, already stretched to the max, have combined forces to help those affected. Still, the need is great... April 16th in Chattanooga hundreds of lives were disrupted in an immigration raid at Pilgrim's Pride Poultry Plant. More than 100 accused illegal immigrants were arrested, leaving families without an income and children without caregivers. Local social service agencies stepped in for assistance. Rev. Mike Feely, Executive Director of the St. Andrew's Center says, "The reality is, like a lot of other situations, whether it's a flood or...
  • Australia Muslim School Rejected

    05/27/2008 4:45:24 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 94+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-27-2008 | Nick Bryant
    Australia Muslim school rejected The New South Wales town does not have a large Muslim population Authorities in an Australian town have rejected proposals to allow an Islamic school to be built there. Councillors for Camden, a small town on the outskirts of Sydney, unanimously voted against the proposed school for 1200 pupils. The councillors said they based their decision solely on planning grounds, citing an internal report about its environmental impact. The proposed development had met with fierce local opposition. Camden's authorities received some 3,200 submissions from the public about the school and only 100 in favour. Tensions reached...
  • Uninsured Immigrant Patients Sent Home for Care Against Their Will

    05/23/2008 8:39:26 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 34 replies · 74+ views
    ABC News ^ | 5/22/2008 | Marcus Baram
    Hundreds of legal and illegal immigrants in Arizona are being sent back to their home countries, sometimes against their will, for medical treatment because they lack insurance. (snip) The forcible removals are the result of federal and state law mandating that only U.S. citizens and legal residents are eligible for Medicaid.
  • (Illegal) Immigration arrests continue in Chattanooga area

    05/22/2008 3:21:11 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 12 replies · 79+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | May 22, 2008 | Perla Trevizo
    Veronica Matias and her aunt Eulalia Matias were leaving for a church retreat Saturday morning when two vehicles blocked their driveway in East Ridge. Men got out of the cars and, without identifying themselves, started asking if she and her aunt were in the country legally and demanding identification, Ms. Matias said. I got out the car and asked them why they needed my information, said Ms. Matias, a 20-year-old U.S. citizen. I was told they were looking for a murderer, and they showed me the picture of a man from Ecuador. She told the men she didnt recognize the...
  • Hold Their Feet to the Fire about Illegal Aliens

    05/22/2008 7:21:54 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 32 replies · 31+ views
    Vanity | May 22, 2008 | Vanity
    You say that you are tired of American citizens being treated like the invaders, while the illegal aliens receive benefits and sympathy from our own government? You say that you are ready to march on Washington DC over the continual sponsoring of illegal aliens by our own legislators? You say that you would like the chance to tell your senators and congressmen to stop spending billions of dollars of our tax money on illegal aliens, and that you want the border closed, the fence built, and the illegal aliens deported? Here's your chance.... The annual Hold Their Feet to the...
  • Sixteen Detained In Raid At Savannah Farm (NY Farm Bureau defends illegals)

    05/21/2008 6:27:20 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies · 88+ views
    Sixteen migrant workers were taken into custody early this morning from a tenant house on a farm in Savannah. Lev Kubiak, with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office says 11 men and 5 women were taken into custody after an investigation that began with complaint from a citizen. Kubiak wouldn't comment on the length of the investigation leading up to the raid. Those in custody were transported to Batavia for further questioning at a DHS facility there. New York Farm Bureau President Mark James says he arrived at the scene on Route 31, and believes there is evidence that authorities...
  • Up to 700 Arrested in Immigration Raid (Iowa)

    05/12/2008 3:07:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 62 replies · 177+ views
    910KNEW ^ | 5-12-08 | unattributed
    The raid today at Agriprocessors, Inc. meat packing plant targeted individuals who were using stolen Social Security numbers. Officials say at least 300 have been arrested but that the number could go as high as 700. The raid was the largest of it's kind in Iowa according to Claude Arnold of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: Immigration raids at 11 El Balazo restaurants - 63 seized

    05/03/2008 9:00:07 AM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies · 115+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/3/8 | Heather Knight
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Friday stormed 11 El Balazo restaurants around the Bay Area, arresting 63 illegal immigrants - and drawing the outrage of immigration advocates who had marched the previous day to call for the legalization of undocumented workers. The raids began at 10:30 Friday morning in San Francisco, San Ramon, Lafayette, Concord, Pleasanton and Danville and involved 62 people from Mexico and one from Guatemala. Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for the immigration agency, called the arrests "a targeted enforcement action" that is part of a continuing criminal investigation she couldn't discuss further. Immigration officials photographed, fingerprinted...
  • Board to vote on funds for illegal alien resolution

    02/04/2008 10:44:50 AM PST · by chambley1 · 2 replies · 74+ views
    Potomac News ^ | Monday, February 4, 2008 | KEITH WALKER
    The Prince William Board of County Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to use all but a sliver of its contingency reserve fund to support the anti-illegal immigration resolution. The police department needs $793,425 to begin enforcing the resolution that was adopted by the board in October. County documents show that the money will be used to pay for salaries, overtime, training, computer services, software upgrades, hardware replacement, vehicle maintenance, gasoline, printed supplies, new police equipment, help desk support and new and leased vehicles. The expenditure will leave $3,369 in the contingency fund which comes from the county's general fund....
  • Illegal immigrants will be rounded-up by roaming prison vans (Great Britain)

    01/12/2008 6:53:14 PM PST · by Stoat · 17 replies · 146+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 12, 2008 | TOM HARPER
    Illegal immigrants will be rounded-up by roaming prison vansBy TOM HARPER - More by this author Last updated at 20:48pm on 12th January 2008 Caught: Two Kurdish immigrants trying to enter Britain hidden in a lorry Prison vans are to cruise the streets of Britain searching for illegal - immigrants. The "mobile detention centres" will aim to catch recently arrived foreigners as they emerge from peoplesmuggling lorries. Immigration officers will hold the suspects inside the vans until background checks are performed. If they are found to be here illegally, they will be taken by police to a...
  • Arizona crackdown driving out illegal immigrants

    12/22/2007 10:07:48 AM PST · by Dubya · 122 replies · 766+ views
    Associated Press ^ | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    PHOENIX Illegal immigrants in Arizona, frustrated with a flagging economy and tough new legislation cracking down on their employers, are returning to their home countries or trying their luck in other states. For months, immigrants have taken a wait-and-see attitude toward the state's new employer-sanctions law, which takes effect Jan. 1. The voter-approved legislation is an attempt to lessen the economic incentive for illegal immigrants in Arizona, the busiest crossing point along the U.S.-Mexico border. And by all appearances, it's starting to work. "People are calling me telling me about their friend, their cousin, their neighbors they're moving...
  • Swiss activists demand asylum in Sweden

    10/26/2007 11:34:31 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 127+ views ^ | 10/26/2007 | AFP
    Around 25 activists from the "Black Sheep" group invaded the garden of the Swedish ambassador in Berne Friday, demanding political asylum in the wake of Sunday's victory by the right-wing populist Swiss People's Party (SVP), the Swiss news agency ATS reported. The group's name refers to a controversial campaign poster used by the SVP during the election depicting three white sheep on a Swiss flag booting out a black sheep. The SVP which campaigns against illegal immigration, asylum abuses and demands the repatriation of foreign criminals came out of Sunday's Swiss elections the comfortable winner, with 29% of...
  • Swiss far-right makes election gains: estimate

    10/21/2007 12:06:45 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 16 replies · 28+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/21/07 | William French
    It appears that the People's Party (unfairly described as "far right") has won 29 percent of the vote, up 2 points from 2003. The Social Democrats dropped to 19 percent, from 3 points. The Free Democrats (or, Radicals), a pro-market liberal party finished third, with 16 percent (down from 17). The Christain Democrats, a mildly conservative center right party, fourth, with 15 percent (unchanged). The Green Party together with a so-called Liberal Green Party, totalled 11 percent (up 4 points). In one sense, the results represent little change from 2003. A net of 1 point shifted from the three main...
  • TOURS, 732

    10/11/2007 9:37:12 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 14 replies · 460+ views ^ | 2005 | Reid Culp
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  • Judge sentences Lodi man to 24 years for attending terror camp { Hamid Hayat }

    09/10/2007 1:03:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies · 680+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/10/7 | AARON C. DAVIS, Associated Press Writer
    SACRAMENTO, (AP) -- A California man convicted of attending an al-Qaida camp in Pakistan was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison Monday for supporting terrorists, concluding a case that divided a Central Valley farming community. U.S. District Court Judge Garland Burrell Jr. imposed the sentence against Hamid Hayat on his 25th birthday, saying he had "attended a terrorist training camp, returned to the United States ready and willing to wage violent jihad when directed to do so." Hayat faced up to 39 years in prison after his April 2006 conviction on one count of providing material support to terrorists...
  • Customer sends bailiffs in to seize bank's computers (arrogance gets its due)

    01/20/2007 7:02:31 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 74 replies · 2,281+ views
    A man who was fed up with paying massive bank charges decided to give one of the high street giants a taste of its own medicine. When Royal Bank of Scotland refused to refund 3,400 charges that Declan Purcell believed he was owed, he sent in the bailiffs. Stunned customers at his branch of RBS watched as debt collectors seized four computers, two fax machines and a till filled with cash. The branch manager was told that the items would be sold unless RBS came up with the money owed to Mr Purcell. Only when the manager gave an undertaking...
  • Who gets the crown as White Flager in chief?

    10/06/2006 7:03:24 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies · 463+ views
    various news outlets | Oct 6, 2006 | self
    Last Fridays revelations the dirty and in excusable conduct of former Congressman Mark Foley ( Rep. Fla. ) set off a wild series of events that have not slowed down yet. From all over the country, we heard cries of outrage. This is as it should be. Outrage and disgust are normal and natural reactions to the facts as originally presented. Yet not all of the outraged cries came from the usually expected quarters of our public arena. To the contrary, a sub- segment of the outraged comes from those whose motives are somewhat suspect. This group has been fighting...
  • Book: Burnett received message from God (Flight 93)

    07/10/2006 9:41:05 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies · 836+ views
    KSTP TV 5 ^ | 7/10/06 | AP/KSTP TV 5
    The widow of Tom Burnett, who helped lead the passenger revolt on hijacked Flight 93, says in a new book that he had struggled to figure out what he believed was a message from God that might have presaged the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Deena Burnett wrote that a year before the attacks, her husband, who rarely spoke openly about his faith, told her he'd been attending Mass daily to try to understand a message from God that had "something to do with the White House." He told her he hadn't figured it out, "but I know it will impact...
  • Legislatures Fight Perceived Left-Wing Bias in Colleges

    01/19/2006 3:39:57 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 881+ views ^ | 20 January 2006
    PHILADELPHIA Christian DeJohn returned from a National Guard tour in Bosnia only to fight his own war with academics at Temple University who he says have held up his master's thesis because of political conflicts in the classroom.To some conservatives, the case represents a national trend by some liberal professors to infringe on conservative students' right to free speech at public colleges and universities. The debate has reached more than a dozen state legislatures, which dole out the taxpayer funds to those schools, but so far there's been more talk than action. Legislation modeled after an "academic bill of...
  • HORSE SENSE: Burns fights back against reports of ties to Abramoff

    01/15/2006 8:06:12 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 13 replies · 579+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | January 15, 2006 | Charles Johnson
    HELENA - A confident and combative Sen. Conrad Burns spent much of the last week in newsrooms proclaiming his innocence in the influence-peddling scandal that's ensnaring Washington. "I have done nothing wrong," he said at each news organization he visited. Burns also put the kibosh on the rumors that he'll bow out of the Senate race because of looming legal and political problems from the scandal. "Write it down, real quick: I've never had more enthusiasm or higher energy for a campaign in my life than I got right now, OK. End of story," he told the Gazette State Bureau...

    01/11/2006 4:52:19 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 8 replies · 1,235+ views
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 11, 2006 | DEBORAH ORIN
    President Bush yesterday warned Iraq war critics to make sure they don't give "comfort to our adversaries," as the debate heats up in the run-up to the November elections for Congress. Bush also said more U.S. troops may come home later this year "if Iraqis continue to make progress" in addition to the 20,000-plus already slated to return. But in his first Iraq speech of 2006, Bush sought to frame the debate for next fall's election when Republican control of Congress will be at stake just as he energetically defended his tax cuts in an economic speech...
  • Time To Push Back (Jed Babbin Essay)

    01/08/2006 9:23:47 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies · 1,142+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 01-09-06 | Jed Babbin
    Time to Push BackBy Jed Babbin Published 1/9/2006 12:07:56 AM It's time to take the gloves off, and push back -- hard -- against the dishonest and deranged rhetoric of the left. Thanks to their relentless Bush-bashing and their reckless condemnations of how we are fighting the war, the latest polls say that only about one American in three says the nation is headed in the right direction and only 44% say the president is doing a good job. The hyperlib rhetoric not only flies in the face of the facts -- the economy is booming and the war...
  • KID BID TO BEAT L.I. POL (challenging incumbent for Christmas prayer tirade)

    01/02/2006 3:50:46 AM PST · by Liz · 3 replies · 937+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 2, 2006 | KIERAN CROWLEY
    YOUTH MOVEMENT: Anthony Dedousis wants North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman's job. Photo: Mary McLoughlin EXCLUSIVE This kid has got a prayer. Spurred on by a Long Island politician's tirade over a priest's benediction at a public Christmas tree lighting, a 16-year-old boy has thrown his hat into the ring, seeking to oust the official. Anthony Dedousis said the reason he's planning to run against North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman "is pretty simple." "I think I can do a better job," the Manhasset HS junior said, acknowledging Kaiman's religion-neutral holiday rant was the impetus for his campaign. Dedousis will...
  • Answering Back to the News Media, Using the Internet

    01/02/2006 4:25:30 AM PST · by infocats · 48 replies · 1,636+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 2, 2006 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel, or so goes the old saw. For decades, the famous and the infamous alike largely followed this advice. Even when subjects of news stories felt they had been misunderstood or badly treated, they were unlikely to take on reporters or publishers, believing that the power of the press gave the press the final word. The Internet, and especially the amplifying power of blogs, is changing that. Unhappy subjects discovered a decade ago that they could use their Web sites to correct the record or deconstruct articles to expose...
  • Bush to Address Challenges to Iraqi Democracy

    12/12/2005 7:49:01 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, December 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON President Bush on Monday will remind the world that while the path toward Iraqi democracy has been somewhat rocky, so was the path to American democracy over 200 years ago. In an 11:20 a.m. ET speech to the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia, birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, the president will argue that, like the Americans who gathered in Philadelphia for the constitutional convention in 1787, Iraqis are showing their resolve to govern themselves. Bush will discuss how Iraqis have completed each of their political hurdles on schedule and will continue to do so with Thursday's election of...
  • Keesler commander: Dont count us out

    09/12/2005 4:34:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 419+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 12,2005 | Louis A. Arana-Barradas
    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina caused $500 million in damages at this training base, it has become a vital staging area for Gulf Coast disaster relief efforts. The base has a new transitional mission supporting relief efforts, said Brig. Gen. William T. Lord, 81st Training Wing commander. And the fact it has recovered enough to perform that mission is proof that people should not count Keesler out, he said. But is the case capable of making a comeback? You bet we are, the general said. And in the meantime, Keesler will continue its new...
  • Onward Christian Soldiers - (when Christians say "Let's Roll," it will be Doomsday for Islam!)

    07/21/2005 11:40:10 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 58 replies · 1,458+ views
    Can Islamic-fascist terrorism bring an end to American liberty? Can it conquer Christianity, the largest practiced religion in the world? And what of the other major religions of the world? The sane humanity breathing on this planet would respond, No way! But then there are the radical Islamic morons who have a nihilistic ideology that supports their barbaric tactics of terrorism, and so they continue their idiotic Jihad. Apparently, the morons think they can dominate the world! And so the senseless killing continues. While the sane humanity of the world respects freedom to worship without oppression and discrimination, factional followers...
  • An Open Letter to Our Islamofascist Buddies - (HA! sock in the jaw to bungling terrorists!)

    07/08/2005 6:05:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 808+ views
    It's not going to work, boys. I know how much you enjoy blowing up innocent people, people whose only crime is going to work in the morning. I can't imagine how much fun it must be to meet secretly while building bombs and coordinating cold-blooded murder. I can't imagine the thrill of carefully executing your plan and how the head fellows in your organization not the unfortunate slobs who wrapped bombs around their torso in exchange for 72 virgins likely watched the explosions from a safe distance. "Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its...