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  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 7, 2009 [Devotional]

    10/07/2009 4:45:51 AM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies · 490+ views
    Email ^ | 10/7/09 | Joel Osteen
    Take Action Today's Scripture "…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead" (James 2:17, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you ever met a person who prayed one way and spoke another? One minute they’re believing for their dreams to come to pass, and the next minute they're talking about how they're never going to get where they want to be. What they haven't realized is that their actions aren't working together with their faith. This lack of consistency doesn't do our prayers any good. God wants our words, actions and beliefs to...
  • Obama Administration Asks Gov. Paterson Not to Seek Reelection in 2010

    09/20/2009 1:15:03 AM PDT · by VideoDoctor · 20 replies · 1,540+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Sunday, September 20th 2009 | By Elizabeth Benjamin and Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY - In a stunning request, the Obama administration has made it clear to poll-challenged Gov. Paterson that the White House would prefer he not seek election to a full four-year term next year. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/09/19/2009-09-19_obama_administration_.html#ixzz0RdGUhJLx
  • A crucial week for Obama's teleprompter

    09/08/2009 6:34:48 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 15 replies · 994+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/8/09 | Wesley Pruden
    This is a big week for the president's teleprompter. He's first taking it across the Potomac for a speech urging schoolchildren to wash their hands, study hard and stay in school. Good advice for everyone, no doubt, and maybe the advice will stimulate the sale of soap to people who really need it. Politicians particularly should take to heart a presidential admonition to keep their hands clean. Who can argue with that? Democrats everywhere are looking for places where the applause will be at least polite, with no yelling, screaming and waving of hands. The Secret Service, which never sleeps,...
  • Bill Clinton can save America

    08/20/2009 2:59:26 PM PDT · by RVN Airplane Driver · 71 replies · 1,923+ views
    20 August 2009 | self (vanity)
    If Bill Clinton were to come out tomorrow and expose this corrupt administration of Obama and his minions he may be able to save this country. Clinton with all his faults is a Saint compared to the fool that this foolish country has elected. This could be his legacy....his moment in time that he so desperately needs and seeks!
  • EPIC FAIL... Biden Sent Out to Bash Cantor--- 140 Show Up!!

    07/17/2009 12:58:45 AM PDT · by curth · 25 replies · 957+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/26 | Gateway Pundit
    Ooohh... No, please... Not Joe Biden. Team Obama sent out Big-Dog Joe Biden to Republican Whip Eric Cantor's district in Virginia to bash the Minority Whip for attacking Obama's Stimulus bomb. ...140 supporters showed up.
  • President Obama losing his cool?

    07/16/2009 8:04:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies · 3,378+ views
    Obama losing his cool? By: Carol E. Lee July 16, 2009 10:35 AM EST It’s been a tough week for President Obama’s cool factor. Not only is he weathering criticism of his policies, but the Cool One has also taken a few dings to his immaculate image in recent days. It started on Monday. Speaking at the White House, Obama was just getting into a sharp defense of his economic agenda when one of the teleprompter screens holding his speech crashed to the floor and shattered into pieces. “Oh, goodness,” said a surprised Obama. “Sorry about that, guys.” Needing a...
  • Media Ignores Obumbler's Stumble

    07/14/2009 10:40:29 AM PDT · by curth · 10 replies · 1,017+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | Midwest Jim
    Could you imagine if Bush would have stumbled like this? This would be rolling non-stop 24-7: http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/07/media-ignores-obumblers-stumble.html
  • News Conference By President Obama (Thinks Austrian is a language!!!)

    04/05/2009 2:16:20 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 191 replies · 9,222+ views
    Q Sonja Sagmeister from a little country, Austria, from Austrian Television. Mr. President, you said you came here to learn and to listen. So a quite personal question -- what did you learn from your personal talk with the European leaders? And did this change in a certain way your views on Europe and its politics? PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's an interesting question. I had already formed relationships with many of them. ... There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing -- and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and...
  • Critics Question Obama's 'Fuzzy Math' on War Funding Estimates

    03/02/2009 5:38:20 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 8 replies · 590+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Monday, March 02, 2009
    President Obama has presented Congress with some questionable accounting for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, analysts and Republican lawmakers say, as they begin to pore over his $3.6 trillion budget for the next fiscal year. Critics say the administration at once has both grossly over-estimated the amount of money it will save by winding down the war in Iraq and under-estimated the actual price of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the years ahead.
  • Failure to Launch (Oliver North)

    02/12/2009 8:45:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 1,232+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2009 | Oliver North
    Washington, D.C. — From the day that Barack Obama wrested the presidential nomination from Hillary Rodham Clinton, his campaign became — according to those who were running it — "inevitable." Even before winning the election, Obama began assembling a much-vaunted "team of rivals" to guide U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Though his running mate, then-Senator Joe Biden, predicted that, "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama" and warned that it would be "an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy," we were assured that the Obama administration would be ready...
  • Barack-in-the-Box (yeah, like Jack-in-the-Box)

    02/02/2009 1:46:27 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 15 replies · 762+ views
    Pop Art Creations ^ | 2009 | Pop Art Creations
    Here's all you need to know: "Pick up your First Edition Hillary-In-The-Box while they are still available.
  • Banana Fool In King Charles Street

    01/21/2009 11:16:42 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 1 replies · 364+ views
    the Spectator ^ | 21ST JANUARY 2009 | Melanie Phillips
    Another thing on which the British media have been a trifle reticent is the way in which Foreign Secretary David (bananaman) Miliband has upset yet another UK ally after showing such hostility towards Israel. In his much-ridiculed Guardian article denying that Islamic terrorism was a unified phenomenon and claiming that Islamic terrorism could be defeated by 'co-operation', he wrote that Lashkar e Taiba, the group held to be responsible for the Mumbai massacre last month, was only concerned with the issue of Kashmir. As I said here, LeT wants the restoration of Islamic rule over the whole of South Asia,...
  • Syria's Assad ready to cooperate with Obama: report

    01/18/2009 3:04:09 PM PST · by SolidWood · 17 replies · 857+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 18, 2009 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Syria is ready to cooperate with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and wants him to get seriously involved in the Middle East peace process, President Bashar al-Assad told a German magazine. In an interview with Der Spiegel released on Saturday, Assad also expressed some caution about future relations and said he preferred to talk about hopes rather than expectations. Ties between the West and Syria have been strained by U.S. accusations that Syria turned a blind eye to Islamist fighters infiltrating Iraq and in 2004 Washington imposed sanctions on Syria for backing anti-American groups in the region.
  • My Christmas message? There's probably no God

    12/27/2008 7:00:23 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 23 replies · 934+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 23 December 2008 | Polly Toynbee
    Antidisestablishmentarianism is on the march. Which is odd, considering there is only the faintest whiff of disestablishmentarianism to fight. The Archbishop of Canterbury set this hare running with his usual confused mumbling into his beard. To disestablish the church would be "by no means the end of the world", he said bravely. He hastened to add that he did not want the church sundered from the state right now. And he would oppose "secularists [boo, hiss] trying to push religion into the private sphere". This sent the Telegraph and Mail into a spin, claiming a devilish distestablishment plot on the...
  • Communism RUINING small business

    12/20/2008 5:34:21 PM PST · by jjonas · 33 replies · 883+ views
    self | 12-21-2008 | self
    I only discovered here last month and it's great to have a proper place for REAL conservatives to talk on the web without being infested with democRAT trolls. I have been running a small book shop for years. This years sales have been lower than ever due to families struggling and competition from web shops like Amazon. This is a real worry. But around the corner the library is CONSTANTLY packed. There's literally QUEUES OUT OF THE DOOR! How am I supposed to compete with somewhere that basically gives new books away for FREE? They're even planning to SPEND MY...
  • Peres Says Peace Is Made by Closing the Eyes

    11/19/2008 11:14:40 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 349+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11/17/08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    President Shimon Peres told Diaspora Jewish leaders Monday, "You have to close your eyes" to make peace. He also reasoned that a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority will encourage Sunni Muslims against Ahmadinejad. Speaking at the annual General Assembly of the United Jewish Committees, he said that "making peace is a little bit like marriage [and] you have to close your eyes and accept what is possible to accept." His audience laughed and applauded. He also explained his reasoning why surrendering Judea and Samaria to the PA and establishing a new Arab state in their place would have a...
  • Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists (Investigator: Worst example of scam he's seen)

    11/11/2008 11:21:25 PM PST · by Stoat · 126 replies · 7,672+ views
    KATU-TV (Oregon) ^ | November 11, 2008 | Anna Song
    Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists  Story Updated: Nov 11, 2008 at 9:07 PM PST By Anna Song KATU News and KATU.com Web Staff SWEET HOME, Ore. – Janella Spears doesn’t think she’s a sucker or an easy mark. Besides her work as a nursing administrator, Spears – no relation to the well-known pop star – also teaches CPR and is a reverend who has married many couples. She also communicates with lightning-fast sign language with her hearing-impaired husband.So how did this otherwise lucid, intelligent woman end up sending nearly half a million dollars to a bunch...
  • Obama wows lifelong Nevada Republican

    08/31/2008 11:47:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies · 720+ views
    http://www.krnv.com/ ^ | Aug 30, 2008 | John Barrette
    Carson City, NV - Pat Cattell, 71, is John McCain's contemporary and a lifelong Republican who switched to support Barack Obama. She said as she watched him accept the Democratic nomination for president that sees him as the future and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain as the past. She has her feet on the ground but her eyes stay fixed on the prize of an Obama victory in November. She was among nearly 30 Democrats at a house party Thursday evening here to hear and watch Obama's speech. She isn't anti-McCain. "A fine decent man," she said of the senator...
  • Civilized world vs uncivlized

    08/22/2008 5:40:29 AM PDT · by afzalrizvi · 126 replies · 844+ views
    Civilized world vs uncivilzed
  • End Farc 'hate', Betancourt urges ["Stockholm Syndrome" Alert!]

    07/07/2008 7:08:37 PM PDT · by melt · 48 replies · 862+ views
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 7/7/08 | BBC
    The recently freed Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt has urged an end to the Colombian government's "vocabulary of hate" against her former captors. Ms Betancourt, a former presidential candidate, was held hostage for six years by Marxist Farc rebels. But, while praising President Alvaro Uribe's work towards her release, she said it was time to end "extremist" language towards the Farc. Ms Betancourt is in Paris, where she flew after her release on Wednesday. "I think we have reached a point where we must change this radical, extremist vocabulary of hate of very strong words that intimately wound the human being,"...
  • Carter-Hamas meeting achieved nothing: Palestinians

    04/23/2008 2:31:52 PM PDT · by Shermy · 19 replies · 166+ views
    AFP ^ | April 23, 2008
    MADRID (AFP) — Last week's meeting between former US president Jimmy Carter and the exiled leader of Hamas militants did not produce any results, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said here Wednesday. "President Carter came to the region thinking he could achieve something. Unfortunately president Carter left without anything concrete," he told a conference in the Spanish capital. "The only thing he achieved was permission on the part of Khaled Meshaal of Hamas to deliver a letter from a detained Israeli soldier to his family. Nothing else," he said. "Hamas offered nothing to president Carter. They reiterated the same positions....
  • Kerry says voters should forgive politicians who change their minds

    03/31/2008 6:29:14 PM PDT · by melt · 22 replies · 402+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | 3/28/08 | Meadville Tribune
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States was for slavery “before we were against it.” That history lesson was brought to you by Sen. John Kerry, who argues that if an entire nation can be indecisive about human bondage, voters surely should forgive a political leader who changes his or her mind. “Decisiveness wrongly applied can create a lot of pain for the nation and big, big historic mistakes,” says the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee labeled a “flip-flopper” by President Bush. Four years after his unsuccessful run, Kerry sat down with Associated Press reporters for more than 30 minutes to discuss...
  • (Actress)Theron recalls visiting Budapest - in Turkey (Celebutard alert)

    01/21/2008 7:56:19 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies · 189+ views
    National News Nine (Australia) ^ | Tuesday Jan 22 06:00 AEDT
    Charlize Theron has referred to the Turkish city of Istanbul as Budapest three times in an interview about her "backpacking" adventures around the world. Theron, an Oscar winner known for taking on tough roles, described buying Turkish carpets in a bazaar and attending the Istanbul International Film Festival in "Budapest", the Daily Mail reports.
  • The Best Stock to Own

    01/13/2008 5:27:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 139+ views
    Motley Fool ^ | January 12, 2008 | James Early
    Do you have a very best stock? A stock that brings you closer to retirement year in and year out? One like Kraft, formerly American Dairy Products, which -- as tracked back by Dr. Jeremy Siegel -- turned $1,000 into more than $2 million over 53 years with dividend reinvestment? In terms of returns, Kraft has quite literally been the very best stock of the past half-century. I pay special attention to this stuff: My job is to find companies with the same magic that's made Kraft such a dynamite stock. A repeatable fortune What's the secret of Kraft's phenomenal...
  • How credible is Hillary Clinton on Pakistan?

    12/31/2007 9:56:59 PM PST · by digger48 · 48 replies · 707+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | Jan 1, 2008 | Thomas Houlahan
    Last weekend after returning to my office from the television studios of a major network where I had done a brief segment on the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons, I turned on CNN to watch their coverage of the Bhutto assassination's aftermath. Sen. Hillary Clinton was telling Wolf Blitzer that she didn't think "the Pakistani government at this time under President Musharraf has any credibility at all." She then said something that betrayed a serious lack of knowledge about Pakistan and called her own credibility on the subject into serious question. "If President Musharraf wishes to stand for election," she...
  • Getting Pakistan Wrong, Democrat-Style (Hillary thinks Musharraf is on ballot - DOH!)

    01/01/2008 9:23:32 AM PST · by jdm · 16 replies · 262+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 01, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, pundits across the spectrum castigated Mike Huckabee for a couple of glaring mistakes in his response to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. He offered "apologies" to Pakistanis, later clarifying to "condolences", and inexplicably placed Afghanistan on Pakistan's eastern border, rather than western. If those gaffes qualify for headline treatment, then Hillary Clinton's confusion on Pakistani politics should get top-of-the-wires treatment, at least: Senator Hillary Clinton was praised in the wake of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for demonstrating her command of the players and the issues at stake in Pakistan, even as another candidate,...
  • Video: Romney Calls NIE Report “Good News”

    12/05/2007 10:12:04 PM PST · by pissant · 28 replies · 112+ views
    PatDollard.com ^ | 12/5/07 | Pat Dollard
    This is what you call a man who is out of touch. There is no excuse for him to be speaking with authority about something so important without having done his homework.
  • Huckabee: Let’s Close Gitmo Because the World Doesn’t Like It

    12/04/2007 12:36:01 PM PST · by pissant · 221 replies · 195+ views
    American Pundit ^ | 12/4/07 | Staff
    Pretty much. Here’s what he said: MIKE HUCKABEE: I’ve been to Guantanamo, I was there, I guess it’s been about a year and a half ago. I think the problem with Guantanamo is not in that its facilities are inadequate. It’s the symbol that it represents. It’s clearly become a symbol to the rest of the world as a place that has become problematic for us as a nation. I was quite frankly impressed with the quality of the facilities and even the attention to care that was given to the detainees, but that aside, it doesn’t alter that Guantanamo...
  • Republican senator: Bush should begin Iraq withdrawal

    08/23/2007 1:07:16 PM PDT · by Abathar · 44 replies · 1,131+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush should announce on September 15 an initial pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq to spur the Iraqi government to take steps toward political reconciliation, an influential Republican senator said on Thursday. Virginia Sen. John Warner said Bush should "announce on the 15th that in consultation with our senior military commanders he has decided to initiate the the first step in a withdrawal of our forces."
  • Edwards Picks Fight with Publisher

    08/04/2007 4:30:38 AM PDT · by docbnj · 28 replies · 1,074+ views
    Wall Street Journal on-line | 3 Aug 2007 | Deborah Solomon
    A day after blasting Democratic presidential rival Sen. Hillary Clinton for accepting campaign donations from News Corp. officials, John Edwards acknowledged that he, too, had gotten payments from an arm of the company but said all of the money went to charity.
  • Richardson: Clueless not candid

    06/02/2007 11:05:53 PM PDT · by river rat · 11 replies · 752+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Sunday June 3, 2007 | Salena Zito
    Perhaps Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico and Democrat presidential candidate, and his handlers misunderstood: Candor, not cluelessness, is the new political-speak. It is the only plausible explanation they can use following his abysmal performance on "Meet the Press" last Sunday, an appearance peppered with so many apologies and I-shouldn't-have-said-thats that one might think they were at a backwoods revival. His "Meet the Press" mistakes came in every size -- big ones and small ones, even medium-sized ones: from immigration flip-flops to character flaws that reflect a propensity for exaggeration. Heck, he even flubbed his favorite baseball team. SNIP Then...
  • Michael Ramirez Cartoon: Jimmy Carter

    05/22/2007 3:47:16 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 1,363+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 22 May 2007 | Michael Ramirez
    Michaal Ramirez's cartoon commentary on Jimmy Carter is here.
  • Just call him the pimpinator

    04/10/2007 5:46:36 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 13 replies · 787+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/10/2007 | Kate Folmar
    Just call him the pimpinatorGOVERNOR TAKES BIODIESEL PUSH TO `PIMP MY RIDE' By Kate Folmar MediaNews Sacramento Bureau Article Launched: 04/10/2007 01:34:25 AM PDT Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is hooking up with the MTV reality show "Pimp My Ride" for a special Earth Day episode that he hopes will boost the street cred of low-emission cars. Typically, the program features everyday people who have their trashed rides tricked out into bling-mobiles with built-in espresso machines or lava lamps. But for this episode, the crew will transform a 1965 Chevy Impala into a clean, green biodiesel machine. Efforts to reduce global warming...
  • Gruesome April 1 prank

    04/04/2007 2:40:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 1,411+ views
    A Chinese man is divorcing his wife after she pretended to hang herself as an April Fool's joke It happened when Mr Lin, of Shanghai, came home on April 1 after a business trip, reports the Shanghai Evening Post. "When I opened the door, I saw a black object swinging in the air. When I turned on the light I was shocked to see my wife had hanged herself," he said. Lin immediately called police and the property office. Office staff helped Lin take down the 'body' while waiting for the police.
  • Ten of the best April Fool's Day hoaxes

    04/01/2007 8:25:31 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 28 replies · 971+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Mar 29, 4:19 AM ET | AFP
    Ten of the best April Fool's Day hoaxes: US museum Thu Mar 29, 4:19 AM ET From television revealing that spaghetti grows on trees to advertisements for the left-handed burger, the tradition of April Fool's Day stories in the media has a weird and wonderful history. Here are 10 of the top April Fool's Day pranks ever pulled off, as judged by the San Diego-based Museum of Hoaxes for their notoriety, absurdity, and number of people duped. -- In 1957, a BBC television show announced that thanks to a mild winter and the virtual elimination of the spaghetti weevil,...
  • South Africa: Author Nadine Gordimer attacked

    10/29/2006 12:40:49 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 19 replies · 972+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/29/06 | n/a
    Former Booker winner and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Nadine Gordimer, has been attacked at her home in South Africa. Gordimer, 83, was assaulted when three men broke into her home in Johannesburg on Thursday, taking cash and jewellery. The author, who was locked in a store room with her maid while the burglars fled the scene, did not receive any serious injuries. Police spokesman Sergeant Sanku Tsunke said no arrests had been made. Despite demands to hand over her jewellery, Gordimer refused to part with her wedding ring from her marriage to art dealer Reinhold Cassirer, who...
  • U.S. Senate majority leader calls for efforts to bring Taliban into Afghan government

    10/02/2006 1:00:54 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 184 replies · 4,449+ views
    AP ^ | October 2 2006
    QALAT, Afghanistan U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan guerrilla war can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Taliban and their supporters into the Afghan government. The Tennessee Republican said he had learned from briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated by military means. "You need to bring them into a more transparent type of government," Frist said during a brief visit to a U.S. and Romanian military base in the southern Taliban stronghold of Qalat. "And if that's accomplished we'll be...
  • Albright says Bush's foreign policy is `a mess'

    09/27/2006 1:48:35 PM PDT · by oxcart · 73 replies · 1,666+ views
    AP via WREG Memphis ^ | 09/27/2006 | None Cited
    LITTLE ROCK In an appearance in Little Rock today, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized the Bush administration's foreign policy as a "mess." Albright says the White House is ignoring other international problems by focusing solely on the Middle East. About 12-hundred people turned out at the Statehouse Convention Center to hear Albright speak. She served as Secretary of State and as Ambassador to the United Nations under President Bill Clinton. Today's appearance was sponsored by the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and the Clinton Foundation. In her speech, Albright criticized Bush's foreign policy team and...
  • A Terrorist Win (Judge's ruling on wiretapping)

    08/17/2006 9:14:44 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 895+ views
    IBD ^ | Aug. 17, 2006 | IBD
    Judiciary: Detroit Judge Anna Diggs Taylor has agreed to the American Civil Liberties Union's demands to shut down the National Security Agency's wiretapping program. Terrorists everywhere are cheering. The 73-year-old Judge Taylor, appointed by Jimmy Carter in 1979, has a long history as a radical. In 1964, she helped set up a Mississippi office of the National Lawyers Guild, which Congress in 1950 called the "legal bulwark of the Communist Party." What happened Thursday was nothing less than a judicial disarmament of the U.S. — stripping away some of our most valuable weapons in the global war on terror.
  • Obama Talks Openly About Running For White House

    08/12/2006 5:58:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 89 replies · 2,946+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 11 AUGUST 2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    Comments Appear In Men's Vogue Magazine Interview (CBS) CHICAGO U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is now talking openly about running for the White House. The senator graces the cover of the September-October issue of Men’s Vogue magazine, which hits the stands on Aug. 22. In an interview with writer Jacob Weisberg, Obama talks more than ever about the possibility of running for President. Obama is quoted in the magazine, “Look, it was highly unlikely that I would ever be a U.S. senator, so it’s very flattering for people to talk about a presidential race." “My attitude about something like the...
  • Hugo Chavez's Magical Misery Tour

    08/01/2006 5:30:47 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 891+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 31 July 2006 | Editorial
    Globalization: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is having a grand time cavorting around the world on his Axis Of Evil tour. But we notice he's disgusting as many countries as he's wooing. Vietnam is the most interesting. Chavez blew into Hanoi on Monday and right away began praising Vietnam's government in exactly the way it didn't want: by hailing communism. "Vietnam, with its valor, defeated imperialism not only on the battlefield, but also has maintained socialism in the ideological arena," the South American dictator intoned. Uh-huh. To Vietnam's officials, who've been trying diligently to integrate their nation into the world economy, that's...
  • Inventor's discovery yields better gas mileage

    07/29/2006 12:32:09 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 29 replies · 1,636+ views
    vortexvalvenw.com ^ | 07/29/2006
    Recently, we met an engineer from Air Synergy Labs, Inc. who has invented and patented (U.S. and Canadian Patents) a simple device that may in fact help to increase the performance of most any internal combustion engine.  If that’s the case, then his invention (he calls it the VortexValve™) might provide us with a simple and easy way to save huge amounts of money on transportation costs (i.e., the amount of fuel we have to buy for our cars, trucks, buses, etc.).  The story behind this unique device and its almost serendipitous discovery is quite fascinating and one of these...
  • Cindy Sheehan Will Go To Jordan For Peace Talks

    07/28/2006 10:30:15 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 126 replies · 2,796+ views
    From the (Vermont) Burlington Free Press: Peace activist Cindy Sheehan cancels Vermont visitJuly 28, 20Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has canceled her visit to Vermont because she plans a trip to Jordan for peace talks there, organizers announced today.Sheehan was to have attended a rally Sunday at Montpelier's Unitarian Church.The rally will still be held, with Vermont organizers planning to address renewed efforts to end the war in Iraq and pursue impeachment of the Bush administration.The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is free and public. It’s sort of like Ike saying he would go to Korea.Only different.
  • Sharapova Streaker Just a Dutchman on a Dare (Wimbledom Modesty Alert)

    07/06/2006 6:20:50 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 29 replies · 14,367+ views
    khaleejtimes.com ^ | 7/6/06 | unknown
    LONDON — The streaker who interrupted Maria Sharapova during her quarter-final Wimbledon win over Elena Dementieva was a Dutchman acting on a dare, officials said. Police have named the nude male intruder as Dutch disc jockey Sander Lantinga, 29, who was pulling off a stunt for a television program, British media reported. The streaker, nude from the waist up while sitting just a few rows away form the court, jumped onto the grass in the second set, ripping open a pair velcro clasps on his pants. He then managed to run around on the court and perform a handstand wearing...
  • Reid Won't Be Fooled Again, He Says

    06/20/2006 8:50:42 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 80 replies · 1,967+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 21 June 2006 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says he wants to make sure the President Bush can't mislead the nation on Iran the way Bush supposedly misled Americans on the situation in Iraq. In an effort to get Congress more involved in U.S. policy toward Iran, Reid on Monday introduced a bill called the Iran Intelligence Oversight Act. Among other things, the bill would require President Bush to inform Congress about his objectives regarding Iran and his strategy for achieving them. It also would give Congress more "oversight" on the intelligence pertaining to Iran -- and it would require the...
  • Madeleine Albright: Iraq War Sparked Iran, N. Korea

    06/19/2006 3:47:45 PM PDT · by fuyb · 76 replies · 2,027+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, June 19, 2006 3:36 p.m. EDT
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized the U.S. invasion of Iraq, saying Monday it had encouraged Iran and North Korea to push ahead with their nuclear programs. Albright, who served under President Clinton, said "the message out of Iraq is the wrong one." "The message out of Iraq is that if you don't have nuclear weapons, you get invaded. If you do have nuclear weapons, you don't get invaded," she said after an investors' conference in Moscow. Albright visited North Korea in October 2000, becoming the highest-level American official ever to travel to the country. The two nations do...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Accused drug dealers get off - Judge agrees racial profiling was at play

    05/31/2006 7:49:33 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 90 replies · 1,343+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES ^ | May 31, 2006 | Karen Ali
    DANBURY — In a decision Superior Court trial referee Robert Callahan "agonized long and hard over," he ruled in favor of two accused drug dealers who claimed they were stopped outside the Sheraton in Danbury in 2004 only because they were black. In a written decision dated May 17 and received Friday by defense lawyers, Callahan said he came to his decision, which essentially guts the state's case against the men, "reluctantly" and after "soul-searching." Lawyer James Diamond of Danbury said his client Demetere Taft, 30, of Beaver Street, is "obviously very pleased that the judge has agreed with the...