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  • Turkey’s Erdogan wasn’t allowed to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Now he’s not going.

    06/10/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Erdogan was initially on the roster of speakers on the funeral — a list that includes a number of famous names, such as former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal. However, on Monday, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell had said that two unnamed speakers had been added to the program, meaning that foreign guests Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan would no longer be able to make an address. Gunnell told reporters that the two world leaders had been “gracious and understood.” But there were a number of suggestions that perhaps Erdogan had been removed from the list...
  • Furious President of Turkey abandons Muhammad Ali funeral and flies home...

    06/10/2016 12:09:04 PM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 June 2016 | Daily Mail Reporter
    ...after being cut from speech line-up and banned from laying a cloth on boxer's coffin during Muslim ceremony -Recep Tayyip Erdogan had specially flown to Louisville, Kentucky, to say farewell to Ali -But the president’s office said Erdogan left the United States for Turkey late Thursday after attending the prayer ceremony -He was due to speak at today's multi-faith service but lost his slot due to 'lack of program space' -Funeral organizers also 'refused to allow Erdogan to lay a cloth from the Kaaba on Ali’s coffin during the Thursday ceremony' -In addition he wanted the head of Turkey's religious...
  • What was in Sandy Berger's Underwear?

    07/23/2004 8:20:33 AM PDT · by mrustow · 101 replies · 3,108+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 23 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught.) Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years, many observers have thought it the height of paranoia for Pres. Richard Nixon's men to burglarize the offices of...
  • Conservatives Criticize Free T-Shirts At Tucson Memorial Service

    01/13/2011 5:26:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 125 replies
    tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | January 12, 2011, 8:25PM | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    TUCSON, AZ -- Some conservatives are upset over t-shirts bearing the logo "Together We Thrive: Tucson & America" that were handed out to attendees at tonight's memorial service in the McKale Center on the campus of the University Of Arizona here. The shirts, which bear the same logo that adorns other items from the event -- including press passes, signage and volunteer t-shirts -- were placed on many of the seats in the lower sections of the arena when tonight's capacity crowd walked in. The University Of Arizona did not immediately respond to requests for more information on the shirts,...
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • 'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit

    10/06/2015 2:17:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/15
    'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit the victims of the UCC shooting **SNIP** 'We haven't even identified bodies, we've still got incident command trying to contain the scene, and he's holding a press conference 3,000 miles away from here, telling — almost implying that he could have single-handedly prevented this if the Congress would have listened to him.' 'I think he admitted it himself. 'His visit here isn't a re-election campaign stop, but it is a campaign stop for an agenda that he and his associates believe is important. "And that...
  • Obama belts out 'Amazing Grace' at funeral of Charleston victim

    06/26/2015 1:21:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2015
    President Barack Obama leads mourners in singing "Amazing Grace" as he delivers a eulogy in honor of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney during funeral services in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 26.
  • Barack Obama to eulogize slain pastor [Proverbs 6]

    06/22/2015 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/22/2015 | Maura Reynolds
    President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy on Friday for the pastor gunned down last week along with eight of his parishioners in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the White House said Monday. Obama will travel to Charleston for the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, who the president considered a friend and who was a well known leader in South Carolina, where he also served as a state senator. “Michelle and I know several members of Emanuel AME Church. We knew their pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who, along with eight...
  • Once again, democrats dance on the dead

    05/14/2015 2:12:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-14-15 | DrJohn
      There's something very wrong with liberals. Very, very wrong. They love to take political advantage of the dead, whether it's Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Benghazi or the Amtrak dead. The bodies of the dead in the Amtrak crash weren't cold- and perhaps hadn't even been recovered yet- when the left began using the Amtrak tragedy to hammer Republicans, blaming budget cuts for the crash. You see, it was budget cuts that made the train go twice as fast as it was supposed to be going. Predictably, the NY Times jumped in with both feet: Such spending now...
  • University of Arizona Sets Up Civility Institute (Site of the rookie Hussein's funerally)

    02/21/2011 9:49:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/21/11
    University of Arizona Sets Up Civility InstitutePublished: February 21, 2011 The University of Arizona — whose Tucson campus President Obama used for his nationwide address on civility after the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords last month — will announce on Monday that it is establishing an institute to promote compromise among opposing political parties and views, the organization’s director said on Sunday. The honorary chairmen of the foundation, to be called the National Institute for Civil Discourse, will be President Bill Clinton and President George H. W. Bush, said the director, Brint Milward, who also leads the university’s School of...
  • Jumbotron At Tucson Memorial Instructed People To Applaud

    01/15/2011 1:05:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The other day outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told us they were surprised by the applause at the pep rally memorial  service in Tucson. I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there wouldn’t be a lot of applause if any. I think many of us thought that. But I think there was a celebration, again, of the lives of those who had been impacted. Not just at that grocery store but throughout the country. And I think that, if that is part of the healing process, then that’s a good thing. That’s...
  • Theme of “Together We Thrive” T-shirt came from Obama’s Organizing for America

    01/14/2011 7:16:40 AM PST · by snarkbait · 70 replies
    CFP ^ | Friday, January 14, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    The “Together We Thrive” T-shirts that starred at Wednesday’s Arizona `Memorial’ originated from Organizing for America (here), a sad fact unearthed by The Drumbeat of Liberty and the Preservation of Freedom editor and Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Robert Rohlfing. In the controversy of the pep rally/rock concert style Memorial for those who lost their lives in Saturday’s Arizona tragedy, the mainstream media reported that the “Together We Thrive: Tucson & America” T-shirt given to mourners as they entered McKate Center was the idea of University of Arizona brass, not the Obama administration.
  • Branding the Tucson massacre: “Together We Thrive” in white and blue; Updated: Liveblogging the...

    01/13/2011 5:33:28 PM PST · by ebysan · 38 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/12/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    <p>This was a Cheap shot at a Solemn Memorial for WH Operatives to pass out Obama T-Shirts!!</p> <p>Lead Story Branding the Tucson massacre: “Together We Thrive” in white and blue; Updated: Liveblogging the bizarre pep rally; Gov.</p>
  • Some question pep rally atmosphere at Obama speech (Robert Gibbs approved)

    01/13/2011 6:39:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 1/13/11 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and BOB CHRISTIE
    What was billed as a memorial for victims of the Arizona shooting rampage turned into a rollicking rally, leaving some conservative commentators wondering whether President Barack Obama's speech was a scripted political event. Not so, insisted the White House and host University of Arizona. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday he and other aides didn't expect the president's remarks at the school's basketball arena to receive as much rousing applause as it did. Gibbs said the crowd's response, at times cheering and shouting, was understandable.
  • White House Says It Wasn't Responsible for Picking Rowdy Basketball Arena for Arizona Memorial..

    01/13/2011 4:41:10 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 107 replies
    White House Says It Wasn't Responsible for Picking Rowdy Basketball Arena for Arizona Memorial Service Thursday, January 13, 2011 By Fred Lucas Washington (CNSNews.com) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that the White Houes was not responsible for choosing a basketball arena, as opposed to a church or a smaller auditorium that might be more conducive to a solemn event, for Wednesday's night's memorial service in Tucson, Ariz. The McKale Memorial Center, an athletics facility at the University of Arizona, was packed with a reported 14,000 people, who repeatedly broke out in cheers and screams of a...
  • Together We Thrive (Organizing for America Campaign Trial Balloon from 2008?)

    01/13/2011 4:38:48 PM PST · by mnehring · 57 replies
    For too long Americans have been set one against the other, it is a side affect of a free market society. How can profits be maximized, how can I get the work done for the lowest possible costs. This continually sets one group against the other, especially in the blue collar sectors of America. It has become a part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers, the industrious people that built the railroads or todays migrant workers. As long as we remain divided, fighting for the scraps that America has to offer it...
  • Arizona memorial WH passed out t-shirts w/ Obama's new campaign logo, Together We Thrive.

    White House operatives passed out t-shirts to the crowd with Obama's new campaign logo, 'Together We Thrive.' The words were also taped to the seats in which mourners would sit during the service.
  • Live Coverage: Memorial Service for Victims of Arizona Shooting Rampage to Begin at 8 p.m. ET

    01/12/2011 4:54:38 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 396 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 12, 2011 | FoxNews
    LIVE at 8 PM EST LINK to FoxNews
  • Barack Obama to travel to Tucson

    01/10/2011 5:51:59 PM PST · by penelopesire · 86 replies
    The Politico ^ | 1/10/11 8:29 PM EST | GLENN THRUSH
    "President Barack Obama will travel to Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday to honor the six people slain by a gunman last Saturday in a shooting spree that gravely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to an administration official. Obama, who ordered a national moment of silence in memory of those killed by shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner at Giffords' "Congress on the Corner" event at a Tucson shopping mall, plans to attend some kind of memorial service, the person said. Details are still being worked out. (snip) The president's trip to Arizona parallels a decision in 1995 by President Bill Clinton to...
  • Kennedy Funeral Live Thread

    08/29/2009 8:13:50 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 963 replies · 27,834+ views
    Didn't see this.
  • Caption these photos

    08/28/2009 9:44:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies · 1,970+ views
    August 28, 2009
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  • Matthews: America's Mood Like Dallas 1963

    08/26/2009 4:32:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 268 replies · 8,009+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Matthews has used the passing of Ted Kennedy to paint opponents of Pres. Obama as a pool of potential assassins. Participating in a panel discussion on Morning Joe today, Matthews asserted that there was a hateful environment in the Dallas of 1963 in which President Kennedy was assassinated that is "like the mood we're in now." View video here.
  • The Party of Outrage

    02/13/2006 2:55:22 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 10 replies · 732+ views
    Renew America ^ | 02/12/2006 | Adam Graham
    As I witnessed the Coretta Scott King DNC rally-er-funeral and the debate around the blogosphere afterwards, it became painfully obvious how desperate the Democratic Party is. They were glad somebody had the courage to tell Bush off, no matter how tasteless the forum might be. The debacle underlies the greatest problem of the far left. They're angry and outraged at the War in Iraq and President Bush's methods of prosecuting the war on Terror. They're outraged as state after state passes Marriage Amendments, and at Democratic Senators refusal to support politically costly filibusters of President Bush's Supreme Court nominees. They're...
  • Jimmy Carter shows how hateful he is during King speech

    02/07/2006 2:38:58 PM PST · by Thanatos · 152 replies · 5,569+ views
    Self | 2-7-2006 | Thanatos
    Jimmy Carter shows his only colors are all partisan.. Deciding to desecrate the funeral of Coretta Scott King , the former president decided to ignore the grief of the King Family, to throw away the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., and focused his speech on attacking the President of the United States. Why? Because he could so he did. This is the essence of hate.. Why the Left Wing is so bereft of leadership, bereft of a path, bereft of morals. Their whole platform is simple hate. “I hate the President”, “I hate the USA”, “I hate Children”, “I...
  • RAT Frank Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts (Funerally alert)

    12/26/2005 7:56:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,665+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/26/05
    Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts Dec 26, 2005 : 3:37 pm ET RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former Rep. Frank Ballance is holding one last fundraiser before he begins serving a four-year prison term at the end of this week. Ballance, a Democrat from Warrenton who represented the First District of North Carolina, resigned in June 2004 for health reasons before completing his first term. He was sentenced to prison in October after pleading guilty to funneling tax dollars into his foundation and using $100,000 for himself and his family. He will be honored Wednesday at the Roanoke...
  • Stanley Tookie Williams’ Public Viewing

    12/18/2005 10:24:13 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 88 replies · 4,612+ views
    Save Tookie ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, December 18, 2005 PRESS CONTACT: Jasmyne Cannick (Local Media) (323) 839-0216 jasmynecannick@hotmail.com LaNiece Jones (Int’l and Nat’l Media) (510) 568-5899 lajpr@aol.com Viewing to Take Place on Monday, Memorial Service Slated for Tuesday LOS ANGELES - There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for peacemaker Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel...
  • Right Won't End Its Jabs At Those Who Mourn [Wellstone Memorial]

    11/01/2005 10:39:17 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 73 replies · 1,869+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 31, 2005 | Susan Lenfestey
    Last week marked the third anniversary of the crash that killed Paul and Sheila Wellstone, their daughter and their friends. It went by without much notice in the press, but for many of us it fell with an even heavier thud, as the number of Americans killed in Iraq rolled past 2,000. Yet those of us who admired Paul Wellstone's courageous vote against invading Iraq, and grieve for all that was lost, are ridiculed by those on the right and told to get over it. So it was truly bizarre to have right-wing columnist Katherine Kersten be the one to...
  • It's a Bird... It's a Plane...

    10/11/2004 4:54:53 PM PDT · by bootyist-monk · 23 replies · 1,256+ views
    Self | 10-11-04 | Bootyist Monk
  • Wellstone service quickly got out of control

    10/28/2003 8:23:17 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 47 replies · 395+ views
    startribune. ^ | 1029003
    Wellstone service quickly got out of control Dane Smith Star Tribune Published 10/29/2003 Already a little uneasy about the length and the tone of the memorial service held four days after the death of Sen. Paul Wellstone, master of ceremonies George Latimer grew more alarmed when Rick Kahn's eulogy veered into a startling plea to Republicans to "help us win this election for Paul Wellstone." Latimer thought of his options. He was prepared to help speakers off the stage who broke down, but Kahn clearly wasn't rendered speechless. A corrective comment could be offered, but that would be presumptuous and...
  • Speaker at Wellstone service asks for understanding, forgiveness

    11/07/2002 11:03:52 PM PST · by CoolCD · 47 replies · 154+ views
    The St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | November 7, 2002
    Posted on Thu, Nov. 07, 2002 Speaker at Wellstone service asks for understanding, forgiveness ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS The man who gave a much-criticized speech at a public memorial service for Sen. Paul Wellstone said he didn't mean for his comments to be about partisan politics but an expression of personal grief for his close friend. Some Republicans say Rick Kahn's speech turned the memorial into an inappropriate political rally one week before the election, and some analysts say it may have swung votes in the close Senate race between Democrat Walter Mondale and Republican Norm Coleman, which Coleman won. Kahn,...