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  • Deb Fischer throws full support behind Donald Trump: 'He has tapped into where people are[trunc.]

    05/14/2016 7:14:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies ^ | May 13, 2016 | Joseph Morton
    Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., threw her support Thursday behind Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Fischer was one of a dozen GOP senators who met with the New York businessman on Capitol Hill.

    04/18/2009 7:07:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 42 replies · 1,013+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2009 | Amir Taheri
    IRAN is facing an "international conspiracy" to over throw the Khomeinist re gime with a "velvet revolution," the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) claimed yesterday. The latest mascot of the plotters is supposed to be Roxana Saberi, a former Miss North Dakota now charged with espionage in Tehran. A US citizen with an Iranian father and a Japanese mother, the 31-year-old Roxana has worked in Iran on and off for years as a freelance reporter. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for Saberi's immediate release and safe return to the US. IRNA claims that the plot was first...
  • Racist Texas Dem Calls Republicans “Gringos Y Otros Pendejos”(Not Translatable in Polite Company)

    06/29/2014 3:44:44 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Downtrend ^ | June 29, 2014 | Robert Gehl
    The racist Texas State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer said “GOP” stands for “gringos y otros pendejos” or “white and other *holes” at the State Democratic Convention in Dallas this weekend. This delightful man doubled down on the comments, saying he would tell the Republican Gubernatorial nominee directly what he said to the Democratic audience. “I stand by my words. I did not know Greg Abbott was at the convention to hear me, and if I had known that I would told him directly to his face.” Abbott’s wife is Mexican American, by the way. So what would happen if a...
  • In praise of discrimination

    06/26/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-25-14 | Bryan Fischer
    Joy Pullman entitles her excellent column on The Federalist this way: "Discrimination Is Healthy And Normal – Sex Confusion Is Not." She begins her piece by pointing out how the left has hijacked a perfectly good word and twisted its meaning: "Discrimination sounds so terrible. Shouldn't people with power stop it in every form? That sounds plausible, but like the other arguments offered by LGBTQ activists (when they offer arguments instead of appeals to emotion), it's wrong and hurtful." She goes on to point out that "non-discrimination" ordinances, which sound so constructive at first blush, are actually "anti-science, anti-reason, and...
  • Homosexuals were persecuted in Nazi Germany - by other homosexuals

    05/13/2014 8:14:47 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 58 replies
    Renew America ^ | Bryan Fischer | Bryan Fischer
    Winger-left blowhard Ed Schultz got a mention on Drudge today, for sending out a Tweet that said, "Gay people were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler's Germany." While 10,000-15,000 homosexuals were likely to have died at Hitler's hands (which is 10,000-15,000 too many), Schultz blithely and blindly ignores the plain historical fact that that number pales in comparison to the six million Jews who were gassed or shot by Hitler's goons. What Schultz overlooks, perhaps out of sheer historical ignorance, is that the persecution of homosexuals in Hitler's Germany was carried out by other homosexuals. Hitler was seeking to...
  • Amnesty Issue Hits GOP Race In Nebraska

    05/10/2014 6:25:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    A new campaign-trail pledge to vote against any immigration increases took center stage in the Nebraska GOP Senate primary race on Friday, when candidate Shane Osborne slammed his rival for not signing the pledge and also charged him with deception. “Nebraskans are learning that Ben Sasse isn’t the candidate he’s pretending to be [and] on the most important issues of the day, from Immigration to ObamaCare, Sasse is no conservative,” said a statement from the campaign, only four days before voting begins on Tuesday.
  • In defense of Russia's law on homosexual propaganda

    09/08/2013 8:28:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Renew America ^ | 24Aug13 | Bryan Fischer
    Russia, as the world is now aware, recently passed a law that prohibits homosexual propaganda that is targeted at teens. Russia does not want teenagers persuaded that manifestly unnatural and unhealthy behavior is perfectly normal. Good on them. And while sodomy has been legal in Russia since 1993, the new law makes it illegal among teens. Good on them. There are legal sanctions for violating this law, which has raised the hackles of Olympic athletes who want to be out, proud and in your face everywhere, including during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. What should we make of this...
  • Staying out of Syria is the Christian thing to do

    09/06/2013 4:22:37 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    One News Now ^ | 5Sept13 | Bryan Fischer
    For moral, ethical and biblical reasons, the United States should not drop bombs on Syria. To cross Syria’s boundary, a country which has not attacked us, is to show a profound lack of respect for its national sovereignty. Had Syria attacked us, we would of course have the moral right to use whatever military force is necessary to neutralize the threat to our own sovereignty. But absent the moral justification of self-defense, we have no right to be there. The Scriptures are clear that the boundaries of the world’s nations are established by God (Acts 17:26), and those boundaries should...
  • Women in combat a really, really bad idea

    12/11/2012 5:41:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 83 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-7-12 | Bryan Fischer
    America's daughters should not be sent into combat. Period. Part of the reason is philosophical: we want to live in a nation where we expect men to use their strength to protect the women in their world, not the other way round. But there are immensely practical reasons as well. God simply did not design women to have the same size, upper body strength, or stamina as men. It's just plain stupid to ignore this biological fact of nature. The Washington Post, for instance, recently ran a story on the "throwing gap" between men and women, which has stubbornly persisted...
  • Larry the Cable Guy Endorses Deb Fischer (US Senate, Nebraska)

    11/01/2012 5:23:54 PM PDT · by Kolath · 2 replies
    larrythecableguytv ^ | 11/01/2012 | Larry the Cable Guy
    Get-R-Done!!!!! GO FISCHER!!!!
  • Vanity: Democrat Bob Kerrey's Polling cred is falling apart (Nebraska Senate Race)

    10/31/2012 7:02:02 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Nebraska Watch Dog ^ | 10/31/2012 | Kolath
    In the past few days, questions have been swirling on Bob Kerrey's (Dem NE Senate Candidate) claims that he's only 3 pts behind his opponent, State Senator Deb Fischer (Rep). His pollster, Pharos has been cited for numerous "red flags". ================================================= (snip) Pharos claims to have conducted five polls this month alone, all of them showing the race increasingly tight. While Republican Deb Fischer’s U.S. Senate campaign has disputed this, Pharos’ results were close to that of the Omaha World-Herald’s recent poll calling it a 3-point race. The Daily Kos saw red flags, such as Pharos reporting results to the...
  • BREAKING: NE Senate Race (New Poll) Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 44%

    10/30/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT · by Kolath · 14 replies
    Crash Davis Show (KFAB) | 10/30/2012 | Kolath
    BREAKING: KFAB (10/30/2012....5:28pm) Fischer: 56% Kerrey 44%, 1168 Likely Voter Sample, 2.9 MOE (Gravis Marketing and North Star Campaigns)
  • Nebraska Freepers: Join us for an Omaha GOP Victory Rally!!!! (Nov 2nd)

    10/29/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/29/2012 | Kolath
    You are cordially invited to a Omaha Victory Rally for US Senate Candidate Deb Fischer and special guests Gov. Dave Heinemen, Rep. Lee Terry and Sen. Mike Johanns Friday, November 2nd 4:30pm to 5:30pm TAC Air (Eppley Airfield) 3737 Orville Plaza Omaha, NE 68110 Cheer on Candidate Fischer and show your support by signing up to volunteer (Get Out The Vote). RSVP: Sarah Wellman 402-658-1794
  • Vanity: Poll update and breakdown info on Fischer (R) vs Kerrey (D) (NE Senate Race)

    10/28/2012 5:28:36 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate | 12/28/2012 | Deb Fischer Campaign
    From: Aaron Trost, Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate, Campaign Manager To: Interested Parties Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012 --- Today, the Omaha World-Herald (OWH) released a survey that shows a drastically different result than what our internal polling shows. The OWH commissioned a poll of 800 registered voters from Tuesday, October 23 through Thursday, October 25. The result of the OWH survey showed Senator Fischer leading Bob Kerrey by a margin of 3 points – 48% to 45%. The margin among likely voters was similar – 49% to 46%. Read Below for interesting info:
  • If Character Counts, Bob Kerrey is Toast (NE Senate Update: Kerrey loves cattle futures)

    10/28/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Kolath · 10 replies
    NEGOP ^ | 10/27/2012 | NEGOP
    LINCOLN, NE - Bob Kerrey sure has a lot to say about grazing land these days, but history (and the New York Times) tells us Mr. Kerrey is far more interested in cattle. During his previous term in the US Senate, Bob Kerrey continued to buy and sell cattle futures contracts for six months after taking a seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee. Some called this a clear conflict of interest. Some called his behavior ethically questionable. Others called it a case of Kerrey "playing fast and loose" with the rules. Today, we call it insider trading. And if character...
  • New Poll: Fischer Leads By 16; Kerrey Attack Ads Backfiring (NE Senate Update)

    10/27/2012 8:18:52 PM PDT · by Kolath · 12 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/27/2012 | Aaron Trost
    LINCOLN, Nebraska, October 27, 2012 - The Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate campaign released an internal poll today showing Deb Fischer with a commanding 55%-39% lead over Bob Kerrey. Public Opinion Strategies surveyed 600 likely voters from October 23 to October 25. The margin of error for the survey is ±4.00%. Report link is listed below:
  • NE Senate: Fischer 55 Kerrey 39

    10/27/2012 3:23:08 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 9 replies
    Deb Fischer continues to hold a commanding lead in the race for U.S. Senate. Our Tuesday through Thursday track showed Fischer ahead of Bob Kerrey by a 16-point margin (55% Fischer–39% Kerrey). She also has a solid edge among committed voters. 46% of likely voters say they are definitely voting for Fischer compared to 32% definitely voting for Kerrey.
  • VANITY: Nebraska Farm Bureau Defends Deb Fischer & Smacks Down Bob Kerrey (NE US Senate)

    10/23/2012 6:23:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 1 replies
    Nebraska Farm Bureau ^ | 10/23/2012 | Tina Henderson
    Ranchers and farmers in Nebraska aren't responding too kindly to Democrat Bob Kerrey's lastest smear tactics against Republican Deb Fischer. With the campaign in the final stretch, Fischer still enjoys a double-digit lead while Kerrey throws mud with the hope that something sticks. The Nebraska Farm Bureau reports on Kerrey's latest smear and that of local ranchers and farmers coming to Fischer's defense.
  • Omaha World Herald Endorses Deb Fischer (Nebraska....US Senate)

    10/21/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/21/2012 | Aaron Trost
    Nebraskans are fortunate this year to have two serious, qualified candidates seeking their votes for the state’s next U.S. senator. Democrat Bob Kerrey and Republican Deb Fischer have offered voters a robust, intelligent, largely on-point debate of the critical issues facing the nation. We recommend Fischer, a Valentine rancher and two-term state senator.
  • Nebraska: Bob Kerrey Tries to Build Momentum Against the Odds (uses bogus Edwards pollster)

    10/20/2012 6:56:07 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/19/2012 | Kolath
    An internal poll released by the campaign of former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) showed him within 5 points of Republican nominee Deb Fischer for the open Nebraska Senate seat. (snip) The Fischer campaign cast doubt on the poll, which interviewed 600 likely voters over the phone between Oct. 14-16 and included calls to land lines and cellphones. The campaign cited a Politico story that ran at the beginning of the month about Kerrey pollster Harrison Hickman, who is said to have admitted under oath that he issued polls in the waning days of John Edwards’ 2008 presidential primary bid to...
  • Say NO to Bob Kerrey's Disgusting Attack Ads (Kerrey Pimps Edward's pollster).

    10/18/2012 8:19:27 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/19/2012 | Deb Fischer Campaign
    Make no mistake: Bob Kerrey is desperate because he can't win by talking about the issues or running on his record. In a disappointing turn of events, Kerrey has made the decision to run an unbelievably negative and dishonest television ad that distorts the facts of a lawsuit in an effort to smear Senator Fischer's character.
  • Omaha World Herald, NE Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 43% Likely Voters

    09/23/2012 4:08:57 PM PDT · by Kolath · 5 replies ^ | 9/23/2012 | Robynn Tysver
    The political fortunes of Democrats Bob Kerrey and President Barack Obama appear to be tied together in Nebraska — and that's bad news for Kerrey and his comeback bid for U.S. Senate, according to The World-Herald Poll. Kerrey and Obama each trailed his respective Republican opponent by about 10 percentage points in a statewide poll of 800 registered voters. The margin was even worse for Kerrey when the poll was narrowed to likely voters, with the former governor and two-term senator trailing Republican State Sen. Deb Fischer by 16 percentage points — 56 percent to 40 percent.
  • Fischer-Kerrey Debate At Nebraska State Fair (Kerrey looked/sound like a grumpy old man).

    08/25/2012 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    WOWT ^ | 8/25/2012 | AP
    U.S. Senate hopefuls Bob Kerrey and Deb Fischer tangled over immigration, Medicare spending and the Keystone XL pipeline in their first face-to-face campaign debate at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island Saturday afternoon.
  • New Deb Fischer ad up, Bob Kerrey wilts, Polling update! (Fischer up 21 )(NE-2 Terry up 6)(VIDEO)

    08/17/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Kolath · 15 replies
    leavenworth street ^ | 8/16/2012 | Street Sweeper
    New poll numbers presented at the Nebraska Chamber/Omaha Chamber/Lincoln Chamber Legislative Summit at the Air & Space museum today. “We Ask America” (the outfit who called Nebraska’s GOP primary race a week out) show.... New Fischer ad (positive)
  • Bob Kerrey Takes Back “Welfare Rancher” Smear (Nebraska Senate Race...D-Kerrey vs R-Fischer)

    08/15/2012 5:22:53 PM PDT · by Kolath · 9 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 8/15/2012 | Deb Fischer Campaign
    “Bob Kerrey knows that Nebraskans are overwhelmingly rejecting his blatantly false and offensive attacks on Deb Fischer and her family. Now that Bob Kerrey’s smear campaign has backfired, he can’t backtrack fast enough.” KERREY TODAY: We asked Democrat Bob Kerrey if he believes Fischer is a Welfare Rancher. ‘I think that’s a little bit of stretch…” LINCOLN, Nebraska, August 15, 2012 - Today, Bob Kerrey said that attacking Deb Fischer as a “welfare rancher” was a “bit of a stretch.”
  • Bryan Fischer: Condoleezza Rice: absolutely not the choice for VP

    07/13/2012 5:10:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 7/13/12 | Bryan Fischer
    A firestorm of speculation has erupted surrounding Mitt Romney’s possible choice of Condoleezza Rice as his vice-presidential pick. Drudge leaked her name last night, and the conflagration started almost immediately. The assessment of social conservatives to a Rice pick must be simple and straightforward: over our dead bodies. Condi Rice is extremely intelligent, highly educated, winsome, and wrong on the major moral issues of our time. She is, by her own description, “mildly pro-choice” on abortion. Well, it’s either a baby or it’s not. Either a baby is being killed in an abortion, or it’s not. There is no “mildly”...
  • Don Walton: Fischer surge still hot topic ("Palin effect" discussed)

    06/04/2012 7:50:15 PM PDT · by ak267
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 6-3-2012 | Don Walton
    Deb Fischer's late surge continues to be the focal point of the ongoing post-election analysis of the Republican Senate race. No doubt, there is agreement that Fischer was closing fast as the GOP primary campaign headed to the finish line. Internal polling by Jon Bruning's campaign spotted her moving past Don Stenberg into second place as the candidates rounded the final turn. But the Bruning campaign still expected to eke out a narrow win when voters went to the polls Election Day. Read more:
  • Nebraska Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 38%

    State Senator Deb Fischer holds an 18-point lead over Democrat Bob Kerrey in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of the Nebraska U.S. Senate race since her upset win in last week’s state Republican primary. A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nebraska shows Fischer with 56% support to 38% for Kerrey who is trying to reclaim the Senate seat he retired from in 2001. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This Nebraska survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted May 16, 2012...
  • Mike Johanns: Club for Growth Sank Don Stenberg

    05/16/2012 11:30:04 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 16, 2012 | David M. Drucker
    As Republicans sought to interpret Deb Fischer’s upset victory in Tuesday’s Nebraska Senate primary and what it portends for the 2012 elections, Sen. Mike Johanns (R) told Roll Call that the third-party groups who spent heavily to boost Don Stenberg are responsible for his last-place finish. Johanns, a former Nebraska governor, said the Club for Growth’s television ad campaign that targeted frontrunner Jon Bruning, the state attorney general, was “tone deaf” and left Nebraska GOP primary voters with an overwhelmingly negative impression of Stenberg, the state treasurer. Johanns referred to Stenberg as a “true blue conservative” who has a solid...
  • AP Calls Race for Deb Fischer

    05/15/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 139 replies
    KETV News, Omaha ^ | 15 May 2012 | Wire story
    OMAHA, Neb. - The Associated Press has projected Deb Fischer as the winner of the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Most of the evening, Jon Bruning maintained a lead over Fischer; however, during the 9 p.m. hour, the lead switched in favor of Fischer. Just under 6,000 votes separated the top two candidates when the Associated Press called the race.
  • A brand-new Sarah Palin headache

    05/15/2012 12:35:35 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 48 replies
    Salon ^ | Tuesday May 15, 2012 | Steve Kornacki
    That’s when Palin came through with a surprise endorsement of the third candidate in the race, Deb Fischer, whose personal story is the most naturally appealing to the Tea Party crowd. The 61-year-old didn’t enter politics until 2004, when she won a seat in the state Senate, and on the campaign trail plays up her work as a rancher. She doesn’t ooze the same ambition as her opponents, and of the three candidates she’s the most likely to be immune to Potomac Fever. The Palin announcement offered a huge jolt of momentum to Fischer’s effort, and was followed a day...
  • Palin Endorses Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate, Update: Latest Fischer Campaign Video

    05/09/2012 4:12:02 PM PDT · by ak267 · 7 replies
    C4P ^ | 5/9/2012 | Steve Flesher
    The Omaha-World Herald as well as The Hill have both reported earlier in the hour that the Deb Fischer campaign (U.S. Senate, Nebraska) has received an endorsement from Governor Palin. Also, Fischer’s campaign website includes a note from Fischer to Palin: “I am writing to you as both a fan of your strong, conservative principles and as a fellow female Republican. I have watched your career with respect as you take on tough issues, all while raising a family and serving your great state. Your career has inspired me and so many other female politicians who believe principles should be...
  • (NE GOP US Senate) Deb Fischer Wins Sarpy Republican Women Straw Poll

    04/12/2012 7:10:34 PM PDT · by ak267 · 3 replies
    Deb Fischer 2012 ^ | 04/13/2012 | staff
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – Today, Senator Deb Fischer’s campaign for U.S. Senate announced a decisive victory at last night’s straw poll at a forum held by the Sarpy Republican Women. Sarpy County is a key county in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race. It is the third most populated county in Nebraska and includes the cities of Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Gretna, Springfield and portions of Omaha. Senator Fischer’s victory in the straw poll was a major development that demonstrates her campaign’s organizational strength and effective grassroots network, as her opponents have significant ties to Sarpy County. Attorney General Jon...
  • Homosexual bigots commit hate crimes, Part 11 -- Vanderbilt University

    09/28/2011 2:46:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies ^ | Sept. 28, 2011 | Bryan Fischer
    The parade of hate crimes continue. This time the perpetrator is Vanderbilt University which has put five Christian student organizations on provisional status for being, well, Christian clubs. Vanderbilt was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1870s, with a donation from philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt. Thus, as is the case with 106 of the first 108 colleges and the universities in the United States, Vanderbilt was brought into existence by followers of Jesus Christ. Now his followers are being tagged as homophobic bigots and threatened with expulsion from campus because of their sincerely held religious beliefs. Worse, Vanderbilt has...
  • Gays aren't "born that way" -- a lesbian says so

    09/14/2011 1:00:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 103 replies ^ | Sept. 14, 2011 | Bryan Fischer
    In an astonishing column published in the winger-left publication, "The Atlantic," openly "queer woman" (her words) Lindsay Miller says flatly, "In direct opposition to both the mainstream gay movement and Lady Gaga, I would like to state for the record that I was not born this way." Tellingly, she argues that saying people are "born this way" is a form of condescension, and she resents it mightily. "I get frustrated with the veiled condescension of straight people who believe that queers 'can't help it,' and thus should be treated with tolerance and pity." I've got news for Ms. Miller —...
  • The truth about homosexuality and the Nazi Party

    05/02/2009 6:52:35 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 52 replies · 2,856+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 5/15/08 | Bryan Fischer
    The Interfaith Alliance, a far-left religious advocacy group in Idaho, has accused Scott Lively, a scheduled speaker at this weekend's "Shake the Nation" conference in Boise, of "bearing false witness" and of being "mean-spirited and hurtful." Lively's crime? In his book, "The Pink Swastika," Lively exposes a secret homosexual activists don't want you to know about Nazi Germany: that although the Nazis did persecute homosexuals, the homosexuals the Nazis persecuted were almost exclusively the effeminate members of the gay community in Germany, and that much of the mistreatment was administered by masculine homosexuals who despised effeminacy in all its forms....
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 48 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • Ex-wife, kids accuse FLDS polygamous sect foe Fischer of abuse

    08/01/2008 5:10:41 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 91 replies · 110+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 1, 2008 | Brooke Adams
    A Utah entrepreneur who has waged a public campaign to assist teens who fled or were kicked out of a polygamous sect was an abusive father and husband who abandoned some of his own children, according to affidavits submitted Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The allegations against Dan Fischer, founder of South Jordan-based Ultradent Products Inc., are detailed in sworn statements from a former wife, three children, three siblings and others familiar with his family. Fischer testified before the committee July 24 in a hearing requested by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who is pushing for a federal...
  • World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer Dies at 64

    01/18/2008 3:41:43 AM PST · by Brytani · 211 replies · 4,183+ views
    Fox News Online ^ | 01/18/2008 | AP
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland ( — Bobby Fischer, the brilliant, troubled former chess champion, has died, a spokesman said Friday. He was 64. Fischer spokesman Gardar Sverrisson said Fischer died in a Reykjavik hospital on Thursday. There was no immediate word on cause of death. U.S.-born Fischer, a fierce critic of his homeland who renounced his U.S. citizenship, moved to Iceland in 2005. He was world famous for defeating the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in 1972. The Chicago-born, Brooklyn, N.Y.-reared Fischer was wanted in the United States for playing a 1992 rematch against Cold War rival Spassky in Yugoslavia in defiance of...
  • Bobby Fischer's longtime companion still angry over treatment of chess icon

    11/30/2006 12:05:36 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 90 replies · 2,703+ views
    Northwest Florida Daily News | AP ^ | 11/30/06 | Eric Talmadge
    DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Bobby Fischer is still living the quiet life in Iceland, the home he adopted after being held in Japanese custody for nearly a year. He still refuses to play chess, at least the version that everybody else plays. And he's still a wanted man, as far as the U.S. government is concerned. Beyond that, there are many things the world may never know about the reclusive chess icon, and Miyoko Watai, Fischer's longtime companion, says she isn't going to break the silence. "I prefer not to talk about private things," said Watai, who is in Qatar...
  • America's first "real" modern sportbike by Fischer now ready to sale.

    08/23/2006 4:56:55 PM PDT · by postaldave · 25 replies · 588+ views
    082306 | postaldave
    The Fischer MRX has been completely redesigned for mass-production! Features: * Beautiful Glynn Kerr design with composite body panels * Cast aluminum 3-piece main frame, 2-piece alloy swingarm * GP chassis geometry for optimal control * Easy to ride- around town or at the limit * Ohlins rear shock with Gemini linkage * Inverted forks with compression and rebound adjustments and Fischer-developed road and track settings * Liquid-cooled 90 degree V-Twin with DOHC, 4-valve heads for a user-friendly, high-torque powerband * Comfortable seat * Many available upgrades While the website may still be under development, the MRX is ready to...
  • Joschka Fischer to Teach at Princeton

    06/18/2006 1:58:03 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 31 replies · 887+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 17, 2006 | dsl/spiegel
    Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has accepted a teaching gig at Princeton. Starting this fall, he will teach international crisis diplomacy to the next generation of American elites. The Bush administration didn't much like what Joschka Fischer had to say during the Iraq war. So what will Washington say now that the former German foreign minister is trading his parliament seat for a professor's cap at Princeton? This fall, Fischer will teach the next generation of American elites about international crisis diplomacy at the university.
  • NYT: 2 German Roles: Opposing War and Aiding U.S.

    03/03/2006 5:17:19 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 324+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2006 | RICHARD BERNSTEIN
    ...Next week a parliamentary committee is expected to meet in secret session to investigate a report... that German secret agents in Baghdad provided the United States military with Saddam Hussein's plan for the defense of Baghdad.... Almost nobody here, from left to right, is saying what many Americans would say about Germany's providing intelligence help to the United States, namely, that it would be a very good thing if it proved to be true. Providing noncombat help in war to an ally, especially one as close as Germany has been to the United States, would seem to be normal behavior....
  • Defenseman stable, breathing on his own

    11/21/2005 9:31:55 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 25 replies · 983+ views ^ | 21 November 2005 | AP
    DETROIT -- Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had a seizure on the Detroit bench late in the first period of Monday night's game against the Nashville Predators and was listed in stable condition at a hospital. Fischer was given CPR at the bench by team physician Dr. Tony Colucci before the 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was removed on a stretcher. The game was called off with no makeup date immediately announced. "His heart was stopped," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him." Team spokesman John Hahn said Fischer was taken...
  • German FM Joschka Fischer marries for 5th time (Iranian wife this time)

    10/31/2005 7:16:19 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 18 replies · 1,246+ views
    Expatica ^ | 31 October 2005
    ROME - Italian newspapers reported Sunday that German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer was privately married in Rome the day before. The reports said the 57-year-old and his 29-year-old bride, Minu Barati, were married in the Rome city hall in ceremonies conducted by mayor Walter Veltroni. "We are friends," Veltroni told the press about his relationship with Fischer. "He likes Italy and Rome." Veltroni said the ceremony was attended by close relatives and friends of the couple. Few other details were divulged other than that music at the wedding ceremony included Mozart's "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" and "Springtime" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons...
  • U.N. Procurement Scandal: Ties to Saddam and Al Qaeda

    10/22/2005 12:55:43 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 86 replies · 2,621+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2005 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — The scandal engulfing the United Nations Procurement Department () now appears to be bottomless. It also shows signs of growing more sinister, especially where it involves a mysterious private company called IHC Services (), which did big business with the procurement department until it was removed from U.N. rosters in June. New details of how dark the scandal could prove to be have emerged from the private sale of IHC on June 3, 2005, just as the procurement scandal was about to break. It now appears that while doing business with the U.N., IHC had links both to Saddam...
  • Montana's governor eyes coal to solve U.S. fuel costs

    08/26/2005 2:59:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,916+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/05 | Adam Tanner - Reuters
    HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Montana's governor wants to solve America's rising energy costs using a technology discovered in Germany 80 years ago that converts coal into gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. The Fischer-Tropsch technology, discovered by German researchers in 1923 and later used by the Nazis to convert coal into wartime fuels, was not economical as long as oil cost less than $30 a barrel. But with U.S. crude oil now hitting more than double that price, Gov. Brian Schweitzer's plan is getting more attention across the country and some analysts are taking him very seriously. Montana is "sitting on...
  • Bobby Fischer leaves Japan for Iceland

    03/23/2005 8:28:34 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 40 replies · 899+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | March 24, 2004
    ALARM - Bobby Fischer leaves Japan for Iceland TOKYO - the ex-champion of the American world of failures Bobby Fischer, held in Japan for eight month, flew away airport of Tokyo-Narita Thursday at the beginning of afternoon for Iceland, from which it obtained nationality, one learned near the airport authorities.
  • U.S. demands Japan hand over chess legend Bobby Fischer

    03/22/2005 10:04:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 788+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) | March 23, 2005
    The United States demanded Tuesday that Japan hand over Bobby Fischer despite Iceland's move to accept the chess legend currently detained by Japanese immigration authorities since last July. "That's what we've asked for," Adam Ereli, deputy spokesman for the U.S. State Department, told reporters, when asked if the United States wants Japan to hand him over to the United States. Ereli expressed "disappointment" about the Icelandic parliament's decision Monday to grant citizenship to Fischer, 62. "It's an arrangement that we're disappointed by. Mr. Fischer is a fugitive from justice. There is a federal warrant for his arrest. He's being...
  • Iceland to grant ex-chess champ Fischer citizenship (Has been dodging U.S. deportation since 1992)

    03/18/2005 7:22:38 PM PST · by Stoat · 57 replies · 1,371+ views
    Iceland to grant ex-chess champ Fischer citizenship Iceland's Parliament says it will grant fugitive chess master Bobby Fischer citizenship to allow him to travel to Reykjavik from Japan, where he is in detention fighting a US deportation order.The 62-year-old American is wanted in the United States for violating sanctions against the former Yugoslavia by playing a chess match there in 1992.He was arrested in Japan last July for travelling on an invalid US passport.Chess fans in Iceland, where Fischer won the world title in 1972 in a classic Cold War encounter with Soviet champion Boris Spassky, offered him a...