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  • William Tell, Tax Rebel

    04/03/2004 11:53:24 AM PST · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 15 replies · 182+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | march 30, 2004 | Adam Young
    The legend of William Tell, the Swiss legendary hero who symbolizes the struggle for individual and political freedom, has its origins in medieval Switzerland, in the tax rebellions that launched the Everlasting League and the defeat of an empire. Settled first by the Tene, then the Celts and then the Romans, after the empire fell Switzerland fell under the sway of the Ostrogoths, the Franks and finally Charlemagne's empire and its heirs. In the 11th century, Switzerland was divided by the conflict between the Emperor and the Papacy. The dukes and counts, abbots and bishops benefited the most from this...
  • Republican candidates court voters in Sun City West

    Sun City West was the hub of GOP politics Saturday when 28 candidates attended a forum sponsored by the Arrowhead Republican Women. The event at the Briarwood Country Club covered regional legislative races in Districts 21 and 22 on up to statewide races, including the contest for governor that attracted six candidates. (SNIP) Christine Jones said she decided to run because she was tired of politics as usual in Arizona. “When you love something, you want it to thrive, to prosper,” she said. “I’m running because I believe we can make Arizona the brightest star in the union.” District 26...
  • Heritage Action to Key Vote Against 'Enlist' Act

    05/07/2014 3:40:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Today, Heritage Action announced it would key vote against Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-CA) ENLIST Act (H.R. 2377) if it or any similar legislation is brought to the House floor. In a post yesterday, Heritage Action’s south central regional coordinator Wade Miller, himself a combat veteran, explained using military service as a mechanism for backdoor amnesty is wrong: Allowing DREAMers—unlawful immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors—to acquire lawful permanent resident (LPR) status in exchange for military service turns military service into a penance.
  • Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states

    04/09/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
    We need to have a debate about whether we really want a full casino attached to every smartphone in America. With the wave of the executive branch magic wand, unfettered Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states. When the Department of Justice (DOJ) unilaterally reinterpreted the 1961 Wire Act in December 2011, the DOJ circumvented the democratic process and opened the door for a massive policy change absent any significant public debate. We unequivocally oppose the legalization of online gaming.
  • House members file brief for PLF’s “Origination Clause” challenge to Obamacare

    11/12/2013 7:18:08 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 52 replies
    Pacific Legal ^ | November 11, 2013
    Washington, D.C.; November 11, 2013: Pacific Legal Foundation's legal challenge to Obamacare received important backing in the form of an amicus brief filed by Congressman Trent Franks, R-Arizona, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, joined by several dozen other members of the House. The amicus brief was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in PLF's case, Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services... snip PLF's challenge focuses on the individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to buy a federally prescribed health insurance plan or pay a penalty to...
  • Researcher points to Sun as likely source of eighth-century 'Charlemagne event'

    12/12/2012 5:34:52 AM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 11-20-2012
    (—Until recently, the years 774 and 775 were best known for Charlemagne's victory over the Lombards. But earlier this year, a team of scientists in Japan discovered a baffling spike in carbon-14 deposits within the rings of cedar trees that matched those same years. Because cosmic rays are tied to carbon-14 concentrations, scientists around the world have wondered about the cause: a nearby supernova, a gamma ray burst in the Milky Way or an intense superflare emanating from the Sun? Now, Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas and Brian Thomas, KU alumnus and professor...
  • Who caused the economic crisis? (video)

    10/31/2011 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
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    With an election year coming with all the finger pointing, and lies that will be said, we must keep this going because the public has a very short memory!!! PLEASE SHARE BEFORE IT IS REMOVED... This video clearly shows that George Bush warned Congress way back in 2001, that this economic crisis was coming, if something was not done. But, the Congress refused to Listen, along with the arrogant Congressman, Barney Frank. This video says it all. The liberal media reportedly did not want this video on You Tube; it was taken off. This link is of the same video,...
  • George Will: Government by the ‘experts’

    06/10/2011 7:30:04 PM PDT · by inkling · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | George Will
    "The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands... The power of the legislative, being derived from the people... [is] only to make laws, and not to make legislators." — John Locke, “Second Treatise of Government”Here, however, is a paradox of sovereignty: The sovereign people, possessing the right to be governed as they choose, might find the exercise of that right tiresome and so might choose to be governed in perpetuity by a despot they cannot subsequently remove. Congress did something like that in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. The point...
  • High Ranking Flag Officers to Give Testimonials Prior to Bush Address (as well as Gen. Franks)

    09/02/2004 2:20:40 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 15 replies · 1,079+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/2/04
    A well placed GOP source tells Convention Daily that in addition to retired General and Florida voter Tommy Franks scheduled speech tonight, several other flag officers will give testimonials prior to President Bush's acceptance speech.
  • Five Statist Fiends that Need to Go-Away...

    10/16/2010 5:24:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 16, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Some of the most powerful and arrogant libs on Capitol Hill now find themselves politically vulnerable-in 17 days we can put them out of our misery once-and-for-all: As Americans continue to rise-up against the power-mad Left, every $10-20 helps... why not take-out the ringleaders while we've got this gang of neo-Bolshevik thugs on the run...? Democratic seats long-considered bulletproof -for 50 yrs and longer- are now coming up for grabs, as 2010 figures to be an election year like no other- be part of it! Like Dick Morris says, under-confidence is every bit the danger Republican over-confidence is... what that...
  • Man with hot dogs in pants arrested, franks photographed

    08/18/2010 9:03:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies ^ | 08/17/10 | Will Greenlee
    A man accused of hiding two pounds of hot dogs in his pants before leaving a grocery store sans paying faces a misdemeanor theft charge, according to a recently released arrest affidavit. A loss prevention worker at a Publix at South U.S. 1 and Prima Vista Boulevard last week told investigators she saw a man later identified as Allan Polhemus on aisle five "conceal a package of hot dogs in his pants," an affidavit states. The 32 ounce package of Publix jumbo beef franks was valued at $6.99. The wiener packaging describes the dogs as "meaty & delicious" and as...
  • Democrats Allow ACORN To Have Authority Over Financial Institutions

    10/24/2009 9:52:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-24-09 | Curt
    You have got to be kidding me: During consideration of H.R. 3126, legislation to establish a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee voted to pass an amendment offered by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that will make ACORN eligible to play a role in setting regulations for financial institutions. The Waters amendment adds to the CFPA Oversight Board 5 representatives from the fields of “consumer protection, fair lending and civil rights, representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, or representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgages” to join Federal...
  • GOP Rep (Franks)-President Obama is “An Enemy of Humanity” (Lib Nutroots Going Ballistic!)

    09/29/2009 10:18:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies · 1,407+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-29-09 | Jake Tapper
    At the conservative How to Take Back America Conference over the weekend, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., had some harsh words for President Obama. Franks told those assembled: “Obama's first act as president of any consequence, in the middle of a financial meltdown, was to send taxpayers' money overseas to pay for the killing of unborn children in other countries. Now I gotta tell you, a president that will do that, here's almost nothing that you should be surprised at after that. You shouldn’t, we shouldn't be shocked that he does all these other insane things. A president that has lost...
  • Franks joins demand for eligibility proof

    08/25/2009 12:09:34 AM PDT · by Vincent Jappi · 13 replies · 1,256+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 24, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    BORN IN THE USA? Gives Obama 2008 pass, but would require papers in 2012 ...As WND reported, Franks told a townhall meeting in Kingman, Ariz., over the weekend he was considering a lawsuit to establish Obama's eligibility. The congressman's spokeswoman, Bethany Haley, said Franks did consider a lawsuit during the runup to the 2008 election and immediately after the results were announced. But she confirmed to WND today that the congressman no longer is considering immediate action. Franks did, however, today sign onto a move in Congress that would demand proof from future candidates, beginning with the 2012 race,...
  • Senate Probes Banks for Meltdown Fraud

    07/30/2009 8:51:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 354+ views
    Wall Street Journal via Yahoo! News ^ | July 30, 2009 | John D. McKinnon
    A Senate panel has subpoenaed financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG, seeking evidence of fraud in last year's mortgage-market meltdown, according to people familiar with the situation. The congressional investigation appears to focus on whether internal communications, such as email, show bankers had private doubts about whether mortgage-related securities they were putting together were as financially sound as their public pronouncements suggested. Collapsing values for many of those securities played a big role in precipitating last year's financial crisis. The subpoenas are the latest in a series of moves by Congress to trace the roots...
  • ‘Blood Money to Kill Unborn’ in Health Care Bill Is Inexpressible, Republican Congressman Says

    07/22/2009 3:08:15 PM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies · 919+ views
    CNS News ^ | July 21, 2009 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Senate version of health care reform allows federal funds to go to insurance companies that pay for abortion. When asked if he thinks the House will approve this version of the bill or something similar in House legislation, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that the final outcome rests with pro-life Democrats. “Everyone knows what Leader Boehner’s position is on protecting human life, and we don’t do the whipping for Majority Leader [Steny] Hoyer,” Michael Steel, Boehner’s press secretary, told “The question is: Will pro-life Democrats support this version of the bill?” said Steel....
  • Barney Frank: Slow Learner

    06/28/2009 12:47:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 454+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-28-09 | Aye Chihuahua
    Our favorite Congressman from MA is back in the news again. No, there's not a male escort service operating out of his townhouse this time. That's so 1989. This time, Barney is pushing for, you guessed it, relaxed mortgage standards. Since that worked out so well for our country the first time, Barney wants an encore: Rep. Barney Frank says that unless Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac relax their recent tightening of mortgage standards on new condominiums, the economic recovery could be threatened. That would be the same Barney Frank who famously boasted that the two federal agencies -- which...
  • Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation

    01/28/2009 10:17:28 AM PST · by Victory111 · 1 replies · 354+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-28-09 | JB Williams
    Even though the US congress has been mucking up the banking industry since 1916, few Americans are familiar with GSE’s, (Government Sponsored Enterprises). As a result, the people have hired the same people who destroyed the US economy to begin with, to fix the US economy. Those people are now attempting to save the nation from complete economic collapse via the same failed economic policies that caused the crisis… History repeats for benefit of those who have not yet learned the lesson Although the US Constitution affords the federal government no such power whatsoever to engage taxpayer revenue in banking...
  • Who’s in charge here?

    01/05/2009 7:55:07 AM PST · by Victory111 · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-5-09 | Brett Joshpe
    A few weeks ago, Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, said he expected 2009 to be the “best year” for public policy since the New Deal. When it comes to government, Mr. Frank believes bigger is better. Mr. Frank lambasts “Wall Street greed” for spawning this economic havoc, but Americans should be furious at his obliviousness to government greed, his own role in public avarice, and its contribution to this disaster. While Mr. Frank is grossly negligent, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson may be simply negligent. On Dec. 30, the Treasury announced $6 billion in relief...
  • If the Reagan Era is Dead, Who Killed it?

    10/17/2008 8:21:37 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 31 replies · 677+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 10-17-08 | Michael Reagan
    If you believe Newsweek magazine – something that usually requires a serious suspension of disbelief – the Reagan Era is dead. Politico also chimed in, proclaiming the death of the Reagan revolution. Newsweek doesn’t go on to tell you who killed the Reagan Era, so I will. It was the Republican Party that demolished the shining city on the hill my father built. It was the Republican Party that was 100 percent responsible for the end of the Reagan Revolution.
  • Peru's entire cabinet resigns over kickback scandal (Will the same happen to Dodd/Franks?)

    10/10/2008 8:39:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 503+ views
    Canada .com ^ | 10/10/08 | Luis Jaime Cisneros
    Peru's entire cabinet resigns over scandalLuis Jaime Cisneros, AFP Published: Friday, October 10, 2008 LIMA - Peruvian President Alan Garcia accepted Friday the resignation of his entire 13-member cabinet, in a bid to avert an opposition censure resolution in Congress over a oil-industry kickback scandal. "The president has accepted our resignations presented to him on Thursday, and will proceed to reshuffle the cabinet," outgoing prime minister Jorge del Castillo told reporters at government headquarters. The kickback scandal has been roiling since Sunday when nine audio tapes were leaked to news media covering backroom negotiations between government officials, a former congressman...
  • Frank Plays Race Card Against GOP

    10/09/2008 5:13:00 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 13 replies · 553+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/09/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The Democrats are resorting to their usual race- baiting.

    09/28/2008 6:55:35 AM PDT · by politicalwit · 5 replies · 453+ views
    Politicalwit ^ | 10/28/2008 | Self
    Barney Franks on CSPAN now. Time to call and call him out on his lies.
  • Fannie and Freddie post-election: the significance of the Democratic victories (Dodd & Franks)

    09/23/2008 3:06:32 PM PDT · by Rodm · 4 replies · 120+ views
    International Economy, The ^ | Wntr, 2007 | Owen Ullmann
    A decade ago, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the United States' two mortgage financing behemoths, were flying high. They were among the most profitable companies in the world, had political connections to the White House and Congress, earned enormous bonuses for their corporate chieftains, and did not have to play by the same rules as other corporations. For all that, they could thank their congressional charters, which established them as Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).....Yet amid all the turmoil, lawsuits, and financial uncertainty befalling the companies, the current management teams at Fannie and Freddie have something to be thankful for in...
  • Franks defends Iraq War plan (Pasadena, CA)

    03/29/2007 8:25:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 96+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | March 29, 2007 | Patricia Jiayi Ho
    PASADENA - He came, he saw, he talked. Former U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks bantered with the audience and also addressed controversial issues during his talk at Wednesday night Distinguished Speaker Series. Speaking at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Franks called Donald Rumsfeld a "small man with very sharp elbows" and described Osama bin Laden as someone "who deserve\ to die." He recounted tales from his childhood and his "misspent youth," and memories of growing up in Midland, Texas, "among the cactus and among the bushes." Franks attended the same high school a year ahead of first lady Laura Bush. He enlisted...
  • Gen. Franks Squarely Behind Iraq Troop Surge

    03/12/2007 7:29:57 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies · 563+ views ^ | 12 Mar 2007 | Dave Eberhart
    General Tommy Franks, the former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command who led U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, tells NewsMax that he is squarely behind the controversial "surge" of troops. "The reason that I say this is a good idea is because that's what the leaders on the ground are saying," says Franks, speaking from Hobart, Okla., the future home of the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum. As head of the U.S. Central Command, Franks oversaw American military operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East. He took the position in July 2000 and served until his...
  • Barney Franks accuses President Bush of campaign of “Ethnic Cleansing”

    01/09/2007 5:27:33 PM PST · by occu77 · 20 replies · 421+ views
    The Missal ^ | 1/9/07 | Jack
    Congressional Rep. Barney Franks has accused President Bush of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing in order to secure the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana for future Republican control. Said Representative Franks, “I believe, as do most other thinking Democrats that the administration's handling of the situation with regards to hurricane Katrina was little short of a conscious campaign of ethnic cleansing. What the Republicans did down there, spearheaded by President Bush, was to allow the hurricane to come in and destroy entire sections of the city and state while making no provisions for...

    12/10/2006 6:12:16 PM PST · by securityMama · 10 replies · 1,186+ views
  • Iraq: Is This Victory ? How Should Victory Be Defined ? A Conversation with Several Experts

    11/16/2006 1:35:22 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 13 replies · 477+ views
    Is This Victory? by Tommy Franks, Stephen Biddle, Peter Charles Choharis, John M. Owen IV, Daniel Pipes, Gary Rosen and Dov S. Zakheim 11.10.2006 The Meaning of Victory: A Conversation with General Franks How should victory be defined? What constitutes victory? I think that is a fundamental question, and it is good for each of us in this country to ask ourselves that from time to time. When we try to decide whether or not we’ve been victorious, we have to think, for just a second, what the term “victory” means. Victory means the accomplishment of objectives and goals that...
  • Top Democrat casts doubt on regulatory co-operation (Barney Frank wants global regulator)

    10/29/2006 5:14:47 PM PST · by NavySEAL F-16 · 13 replies · 614+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | Jeremy Grant and Holly Yeager
    Financial regulators on both sides of the Atlantic may not be able to resolve policy disputes through co-operation and the creation of a global regulator should be considered, according to Barney Frank, the senior Democratic congressman.
  • Franks: Soldiers' Deaths Cost of Security (retired Gen. Tommy Franks at NRA banquet)

    05/20/2006 11:14:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,030+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/06 | Colin Fly - ap
    MILWAUKEE - Those who count the increasing number of American soldiers killed in Iraq are missing the bigger picture, retired Gen. Tommy Franks said Saturday night. "What we're talking about is neither 2,400, 24,000 or 240,000 lives," Franks said at the National Rifle Association's annual banquet. "Terrorism is a thing that threatens our way of life. It doesn't have anything to do with politics." More than 2,400 soldiers have died since the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, the plan for which Franks developed and executed. He also oversaw combat in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. "I...
  • Whitman pushes GOP moderation

    04/17/2006 9:41:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies · 1,403+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 04.17.06 | DEBORAH HOWLETT
    Former Gov. Christie Whitman believes the Republican Party is in deep trouble. The GOP, she says, is now where the Democrats were a dozen years ago in Washington when they lost control of the House for the first time in 40 years. President Bush's popularity is at a low ebb and several GOP leaders have been snared in ethics scandals. "We're at a critical point," she said. "We're starting to see polls that look just like the polls looked to Democrats in '94." From a converted hayloft of the barn on her family estate in Oldwick, Whitman works each day...
  • Tommy Franks Defends Dubai Ports Deal

    02/23/2006 12:00:42 AM PST · by Dane · 371 replies · 6,678+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2/22/06 | Carl Limbacher
    Tommy Franks Defends Dubai Ports Deal Former CENTCOM commanding general Tommy Franks said Wednesday that the Bush administration was right to approve a deal for a United Arab Emirates-based company to run six major U.S. ports. "We have more U.S. Navy ships using the port in Dubai, Jebel Ali, than any other port outside the United States," Franks told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes." The former Iraq war commander explained U.S. reliance on the Dubai port facility by saying, "We know he difference between an enemy and a friend." "The Emirates is a friend," Franks aid. "That is the...
  • Gen. Franks Reminds Americans Why We Are Fighting the War on Terror (Criticizes Clinton failures)

    12/10/2005 4:22:23 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 44 replies · 1,763+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | Robert B. Bluey
    Clinton's Failures In his speech before the Freedom Alliance, Franks didn’t hold back criticism of the Clinton Administration, specifically for its failure to respond to terrorist attacks against Americans. Among the reasons he cited for the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon: The 1983 terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed 220 Marines and 21 other U.S. service members; The first bombing of the World Trade Center in New York in 1993; The United States’ decision to leave Mogadishu, Somalia, in disgrace in 1993 following the deaths of 19 U.S. soldiers; The 1996 terrorist bombing of Khobar...
  • Charles Martel

    11/05/2005 8:39:40 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 5 replies · 923+ views
    Catholic Encyclopedia ^ | 2003 | Catholic Encyclopedia
    Charles Martel Born about 688; died at Quierzy on the Oise, 21 October, 741. He was the natural son of Pepin of Herstal and a woman named Alpaïde or Chalpaïde. Pepin, who died in 714, had outlived his two legitimate sons, Drogon and Grimoald, and to Theodoald, a son of the latter and then only six years old, fell the burdensome inheritance of the French monarchy. Charles, who was then twenty-six, was not excluded from the succession on account of his birth, Theodoald himself being the son of a concubine, but through the influence of Plectrude, Theodoald's grandmother, who wished...
  • Why Islam didn't conquer the world...

    10/31/2005 9:08:06 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 59 replies · 3,978+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | Date published: 10/30/2005 | PAUL AKERS
    N A SUSTAINED, century-long rampage that would have wowed Rommel, the Prophet Mohammed and his successors beginning in A.D. 629 conquered not only Arabia, Persia, Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, but also branded the crescent of Islam on lands formerly within the fold of a Christian Roman Empire then in ruins. In 709, Arab horsemen and their allies crossed the Strait of Gibraltar. Four short years later, Spain belonged to the Empire of the Prophet. In the summer of 732, the centennial of Mohammed's death, this veteran Islamic juggernaut, at least 80,000 strong with the skilled and popular general Abd...
  • When The French Beat Back Moslem Aggression: Charles Martel at Tours

    03/09/2003 11:32:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 40 replies · 1,578+ views
    The Battle of ToursOctober 10, 732 AD marks the conclusion of the Battle of Tours, arguably one of the most decisive battles in all of history. A Moslem army, in a crusading search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe under the leadership of Abd-er Rahman, governor of Spain. Abd-er Rahman led an infantry of 60,000 to 400,000 soldiers across the Western Pyrenees and toward the Loire River, but they were met just outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, and...
  • TOURS 732

    10/10/2005 12:34:58 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 989+ views ^ | 2005.10.10 | B-Chan
    1,273 years ago today.
  • LIVE THREAD: Support Our Troops And Their Mission Rally (C-SPAN to Rebroadcast @ around 2:00 am EST)

    09/25/2005 6:25:27 AM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 1,576 replies · 45,498+ views
    September 25, 2005
    <p>I am heading down to the Rally site now, to help with setting up - which began at 5am today. I didn't know if someone would post a live thread later. My apologies if I have stepped on any toes.</p>
  • Senator Tommy Franks? Tails by 2 Points!

    07/27/2005 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 10 replies · 523+ views ^ | July 27, 2005 | Trupolitik
    Senator Tommy Franks? Trails by 2 points! By: Trupolitik · Section: Diaries I have been urging General Franks to run for the US senate for months now. It appears I am not alone. According to the latest poll he is behind Democratic incumbent, Ben Nelson, by 2 points and he has not even announced his candidacy! His Admin continues to tell me that Gen. Franks is not seeking an elected office. I think we should convice him otherwise. What Red Stater would prefer Ben Nelson or Katherine Harris over America's General? Please let him know America needs him. [b]Email:[/b]
  • Oil for Corruption

    04/23/2003 11:19:31 PM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 536+ views ^ | 4/24/03 | Michael Reagan
    If anybody wondered why the sainted United Nations, France, Russia and Syria joined forces in trying to block the U.S. from ousting the brutal Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq the answer is now becoming clear; they feared exposure of the corruption into which they had dragged the now-infamous Oil for Food program. That program was meant to allow Saddam to sell a certain amount of oil outside of the bounds of the UN sanctions. The proceeds, handled by the UN, were to be used to buy food and medicine and other basic necessities for the Iraqi people, thus keeping the...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 12/14/04

    12/14/2004 4:12:09 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 323 replies · 4,690+ views
    TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT: GWB awarded the nation's highest civilian honor -- the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- Ambassador L. Paul "Jerry" Bremer, former CIA Director George Tenet, and retired U.S. Army General Tommy Franks. QUOTE OF THE DAY: General Tommy Franks was raised in Midland, Texas -- nothing wrong with that. (Laughter.) I didn't know him then, but Laura and he went to the same high school. In those days, some people in Midland wondered about Tommy's future. It sounds familiar. (Laughter.) At a recent high school reunion, Tommy's old principal told the General, "You weren't the brightest bulb in the...
  • BUSH TO AWARD THRE MEDAL OF FREEDOM (1 out of 3 deserving)

    12/12/2004 5:23:45 AM PST · by drt1 · 30 replies · 817+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | Dec 2, 2004
    Bush has chosen retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who oversaw combat in Afghanistan and the initial invasion of Iraq, former CIA Director George Tenet and former Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The president will hand out the awards at a White House ceremony Dec. 14, press secretary Scott McClellan said.
  • Email for Tommy Franks

    11/17/2004 6:19:23 PM PST · by texasbluff · 2 replies · 390+ views
    11/17/04 | TexasBluff
    Maybe this is someone who can do something about the Marine under investigation? General Tommy Franks Email:
  • AFTER ACTION REPORT: Rally for Gen. Tommy Franks & Our Troops Richmond VA 11-13-04

    11/15/2004 7:25:39 PM PST · by Flora McDonald · 35 replies · 3,023+ views
    11-15-04 | Flora McDonald
    The Richmond Forum brought a true American Hero, General Tommy Franks, to Richmond, Va. on Saturday, November 13, 2004. Knowing that a group of socialist anarchists would be there to harass attendees, our local Political Action Team got into gear. FReepers, Protest Warriors and United Conservatives of VA joined ranks to rally for the General and our Troops. With American flags and signs of support, six of us stood in a line near the entrance and greeted people coming to the event. It was great to see so many veterans, some of them in wheelchairs, many wearing hats or jackets...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: "How Goes the Culture War?"

    11/15/2004 6:31:46 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 796+ views ^ | 11-15-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    How goes the culture war? Posted: November 15, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Evangelical Christians and traditional Catholics who trooped to the polls in 11 states to reject the legalization of marriage between homosexuals are celebrating a great victory in America's culture war. And understandably so. With "moral values" the surprise issue in campaign 2004, the Red States and George Bush prevailed by 3.5 million votes. Onward Christian soldiers. Yet, within the West, in the ancient struggle for moral supremacy between secularism and Christianity, Christianity remains in retreat. Consider the moral condition of the cradle of...
  • ACTION ALERT: Gen. Tommy Franks In Richmond VA 11-13-04 Protests Planned

    11/10/2004 12:35:31 PM PST · by Flora McDonald · 15 replies · 1,362+ views
    The Richmond Forum ^ | 11-10-04 | Flora McDonald
    A great American Hero is coming to Richmond, VA this weekend – GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS! He will be speaking at the Landmark Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. Soldiers in the Fort Lee Army Band will be performing. Thanks to OXENinFLA! Instead of a ticker tape parade, they will be met with a protest staged by Denizens of the Dark - the toxic tofu twits from Food Not Bombs who slander General Franks as a war criminal and worse. “The role he has played in u.s. military aggression, through illegal, unilateral, and pre-emptive war is a crime against humanity,“ they...
  • Franks, Giuliani discuss war, Bush

    10/31/2004 10:09:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 417+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Sunday, October 31, 2004. | DENNIS ANDERSON
    LOS ANGELES - Tommy Franks, the Army general who ran the liberation of Afghanistan from the Taliban, and the architect of the invasion of Iraq, wants people to vote their heart Tuesday. With election results in, then, "Let's go kill terrorists." Franks took the stage this week with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and both gave an audience of thousands an earful on their experiences alongside President George W. Bush, and their opinions about the war on terror. Into the weekend, both men were on the stump for Bush in battleground states such as Ohio. But in Southern California,...
  • Rumsfeld's War

    10/25/2004 6:05:36 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 13 replies · 499+ views ^ | October 26, 2004 | Frontline
    With the United States Army deployed in a dozen hot spots around the world, on constant alert in Afghanistan, and taking casualties every day in Iraq, some current and former officers now say the army is on the verge of being "broken." They charge that the army is overstretched, demoralized, and may be unable to fight where and when the nation desires. This fall [October 26, 2004], FRONTLINE and the Washington Post join forces for an in-depth assessment of the state of the American army and the nation's military establishment. The program digs into the aggressive attempts to assert civilian...

    10/25/2004 6:21:44 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 448+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2004 | ANDREW APOSTOLOU
    Michael DeLong's memoir of his three years as deputy commander of Central Command (CentCom) is fascinating and frustrating. Fascinating, because CentCom ran the Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns, putting DeLong in the thick of events. Frustrating, because this memoir is too brief. Unlike Bob Woodward, who fires vast, ill-focused barrages, DeLong writes briskly and pointedly. DeLong firmly rejects that the Iraq war jeopardized the War on Terror. No resources were taken away from counterterrorism. Indeed, the United States began a major operation in Afghanistan on the same day it launched the liberation of Iraq. DeLong's argument is all the more compelling...