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  • Kennedy's Judicial Memo Scandal Extends to Kerry's Campaign

    04/10/2004 6:17:58 AM PDT · by numberonepal · 8 replies · 188+ views
    News Max ^ | 04-09-2004 | Robert B. Bluey
    The campaign manager for Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry is being linked to the Senate Judiciary Committee's "Memogate" controversy, which involves alleged Democrat efforts to delay the confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominees. Mary Beth Cahill, a former chief of staff to Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., left her Senate job last November to become Kerry's campaign manager. But in April 2002 when Cahill worked for Kennedy, her name was attached to a controversial memo spelling out a plan to delay the confirmation of Julia Smith Gibbons to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Washington Times reported Thursday.Cahill was...
  • 'Zee Zee Top'

    02/20/2014 9:44:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 71 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Senior Prom (1970) The legendary rock band -still unknown outside eastern Texas at the time- had signed a deal to play a small-town high school prom in Orange, Texas in late 1969, but had already been discovered and signed by London Records in the Spring of 1970, prior to the May event. Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, and Billy Gibbons (then 20-21 y.o.) did attempt to get out of the contract, but the school couldn't scrape-up another band on such short notice... so ZZ Top -being the Christian Republicans and all-round good guys that they are- still did the...
  • Two days after Supreme Court hearing, pro-life activist Linda Gibbons rearrested

    TORONTO, Ontario, December 17, 2011 ( – A scant two days after seeing her case pled before the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, famed pro-life activist Linda Gibbons was imprisoned once again in Toronto, following the same pattern of events that have seen her put behind bars for about nine of the past 17-plus years. The diminutive grandmother appeared outside the Morgentaler “Clinic” abortion site on Hillsdale Avenue about 9 a.m. on a cold Friday morning, walking back and forth on a public sidewalk with her trademark placard, “Why mom? When I have so much love to give.” She...
  • Gibbons health care reform foes will prevail (or it “will crush working families” in Nevada)

    06/20/2010 7:14:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Nevada Appeal ^ | 6/18/10
    Gibbons health care reform foes will prevailFriday, June 18, 2010 (AP) — Gov. Jim Gibbons says he is confident a federal judge will deny the Justice Department's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Nevada and 19 other states challenging President Obama's health care overhaul. The Republican Gibbons calls it the “Reid/Obama Nationalized Health Care plan,” a reference to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He says the move by Justice Department lawyers suggests the states may have a better chance than some think to win the suit and block the reforms. If not, Gibbons said Thursday the new program “will crush...
  • Friday, April 23rd: Candidate Forum, Debate, and Reception / Reno NEVADA

    04/22/2010 6:31:18 PM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies · 457+ views
    ActionIsBrewing.Com ^ | April 23, 2010 | Staff
    An important candidate's forum is taking place this Friday, April 23rd - organized by the good people at Action Is Brewing.The complete details follow below - admission is $15 at the door: April 23rd: Candidate Forum, Debate, and Reception / Reno What:  Conservative Nevada Candidates for Governor and US SenateWhere: The Grove at South Creek, 95 Foothill Road, Reno, NV 89511When: April 23rd, 6-9pm. Ticket purchase begins at 4:00pm, Doors open at 5:00pm.Cost: Earlybird Registration is CLOSED / Admission is $15 at the door, $0 for candidates.Send inquiries to or call Debbie at 775-530-2694This is the most comprehensive...
  • Gov. Gibbons Responds to I-Team Investigation and Apologizes

    02/28/2010 12:17:22 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 13 replies · 1,040+ views
    RENO, Nev. -- A tense exchange occurred late Monday night between Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons and 8 News Now Investigative Reporter Jonathan Humbert. The governor was at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport after returning from Washington D.C. When asked about his traveling companion, Kathy Karrasch, he denied she was on the plane. Tuesday afternoon, the governor admitted she was there, as 8 News Now video had already proven. Governor Gibbons was in Washington this weekend at National Governors Association conference. When asked about the trip and a possible Reno love interest, he became upset at the questions. Statement to Jonathan Humbert...
  • Obama makes first move to undermine 2010 elections. GETS FORMER SEQUOIA CO. VP NAMED AS ADVISER...

    12/21/2009 3:42:04 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 66 replies · 5,601+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | 12/21/09 | John Charlton
    GETS FORMER SEQUOIA CO. VP NAMED AS ADVISER TO U.S. ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Earlier this month, Obama made his first official move to corrupt and undermine the 2010 elections. The move consisted in the little noticed appointment of a technical adviser to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The importance of the appointment was explained at The Brad Blog last Monday. The Official Press Release of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission read as follows: U.S. ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION 1225 New York Ave. NW – Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 For Immediate Release December...
  • Feud with Obama continues [Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons continued his fight with the White House.....]

    05/27/2009 10:50:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 1,061+ views
    Feud with Obama continues By CAROL E. LEE Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons continued his fight with the White House Wednesday, telling a local television station the invitation ... to greet Obama at the airport was “nonsense” and blaming President Obama for costing Las Vegas $100 million. “It is a grip-and-grin — Hi, how are you, goodbye — and then he goes on to the next person,” Gibbons, a Republican, said in a telephone interview with the local ABC station. “That’s nonsense. That’s not a meeting.” “I want a sit-down meeting,” Gibbons said, continuing to criticize the president for invoking Las...
  • Video: Straight talk on Nevada's budget situation

    05/20/2009 1:53:01 PM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 2 replies · 451+ views
    Write on Nevada ^ | May 20, 2009 | Victor Joecks
    Click here to watch the videoTalk on Nevada host Andy Matthews interviews Geoffrey Lawrence, NPRI's fiscal policy analyst, on Nevada's budget situation. Geoffrey is the author of Nevada's Freedom Budget: 2009-2011, which would fund priorities, eliminate waste and save Nevada over $1.7 billion compared to the legislature's budget. Andy and Geoffrey also talk about legislature's proposed job-killing, record-setting, billion dollar tax increase,
  • Senator Ensign Making All The Right Enemies

    02/10/2009 5:06:01 PM PST · by vaper69 · 11 replies · 436+ views
    Ensign is doing everything right lately, and as a result he is making all the right enemies. Recently, Ensign again angered just about every Democrat in D.C. by actually trying to keep people in their homes while creating a springboard for new buyers to enter the market. He proposed reducing the mortgage interest rate to between 4-4.5% for those who qualify. This would have had tremendous impact on the housing market in a positive way, but the Democrats showed they clearly are not on the side of fixing housing. Today Ensign has continued to anger everyone who is on board...
  • NV: Governor (Gibbons) praises meeting with Obama (will work w/aRnie to build Mag-Lev from LV to LA)

    12/02/2008 7:22:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 682+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/2/08 | AP
    Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons said President-elect Barack Obama's meeting Tuesday with many of the nation's governors was "productive and helpful," and he was encouraged by Obama's promise to push an economic stimulus package. --snip-- Gibbons also said that while in Philadelphia for the meeting with Obama he got an agreement from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to work on a joint effort with both states' congressional delegations to push construction of a high-speed, mag-lev train between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
  • The governor and his guns

    04/17/2008 12:34:53 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies · 89+ views
    Controversy over his concealed carry permit Gov. Jim Gibbons' 10-year-old permit to carry a concealed firearm has been in the news, of late. The governor temporarily surrendered his permit after it was found he hadn't re-qualified with each of the nine handguns listed on his permit, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported earlier this month. The Washoe County sheriff's office renewed the governor's permit in December, after Gov. Gibbons and a certified firearms instructor signed an application reporting he'd demonstrated competence with each of the nine weapons he's licensed to carry, the paper reported. But the governor carried only seven guns to...
  • Red faces in Sudan over teddy row

    12/03/2007 4:15:08 PM PST · by rwbusa50 · 26 replies · 38+ views
    BBC ^ | December 3, 2007 | Jonah Fisher
    Just over a week ago it was hard to imagine how the international reputation of the Sudanese government could sink any lower. Accused of sponsoring the killing and rape of hundreds of thousands of its own people in Darfur and then of blocking the peacekeepers who might protect them - barely a week passed without a threat of sanctions or a new UN resolution. But thanks to the Gillian Gibbons saga, Sudan has managed to transform its public image from pariah state to something approaching a laughing stock. If Khartoum was hoping to turn the teddy bear into a rallying...
  • UNBEARABLE: The Gillian Gibbons Debacle

    11/30/2007 9:31:39 AM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 7 replies · 87+ views
    Vanity | 11/30/07 | Keli Kilohana
    THE TRUTH BEARED Students named him for Mohammed. (The kids thought Mo’ would be honored!) Now Muslims are willin’ to kill poor ol’ Gillian! Why not just cut off the bear’s head? __________________ "When news breaks--I fix it."
  • British Teacher Found Guilty in Sudan

    11/29/2007 2:46:45 PM PST · by Baladas · 15 replies · 62+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 30, 2007 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 29 — The British teacher in Sudan who let her 7-year-old pupils name a class teddy bear Muhammad was found guilty on Thursday of insulting Islam and sentenced to 15 days in jail and deportation. Under Sudanese law, the teacher, Gillian Gibbons, could have spent months in jail and been lashed 40 times. “She got a very light punishment,” said Rabie A. Atti, a government spokesman. “Actually, it’s not much of a punishment at all. It should be considered a warning that such acts should not be repeated.” Mr. Daair said her sentence will include time served,...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger appoints talk show host Gibbons to stem cell board(What? Vanna White is busy *-?)

    11/14/2007 5:06:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 599+ views
    Former "Entertainment Tonight" host Leeza Gibbons has a new role, this one thanks to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. On Wednesday, the governor announced her appointment to a board that oversees California's stem cell agency. Gibbons, whose mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, will fill the Alzheimer's advocate seat on the 29-member Independent Citizens Oversight Committee. "Leeza's personal experience as a caregiver and advocate makes her uniquely qualified for this position," Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Gena Grebitus said in an e-mailed statement. In 2002, Gibbons and her family founded the nonprofit Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation after her mother was diagnosed. She spent a decade...
  • A quick history lesson: America is no Rome - The tired analogy of imperial decline and fall

    09/14/2007 10:53:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 115 replies · 2,230+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | September 14, 2007 | Gerard Baker
    The ethnic origins of General David Petraeus are apparently Dutch, which is a shame because there’s something sonorously classical about the family name of the commander of the US forces in Iraq. When you discover that his father was christened Sixtus, the fantasy really takes flight. Somewhere in the recesses of the brain, where memory mingles hazily with imagination, I fancy I can recall toiling through a schoolboy Latin textbook that documented the progress of one Petraeus Sixtus as he triumphantly extended the imperium romanum across some dusty plain in Asia Minor. The fantasy is not wholly inapt, of course....
  • Poll: Nevada governor's job approval rating stands at 30 percent

    04/22/2007 8:24:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 870+ views
    Gov. Jim Gibbons, under an FBI investigation for his relationship to a defense contractor while he was a congressman, has a 30 percent job approval rating after his first four months in office, according to a poll published Sunday. The statewide poll conducted for the Reno Gazette-Journal found that 47 percent disapproved of his performance and 23 percent were unsure. The survey of 600 likely voters was conducted April 16 through Wednesday by Research 2000 of Washington, D.C. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points either way. Asked if they could vote again for governor, 39 percent...
  • Inquiry focusing on Gov. Gibbons’s role in awarding secret military contracts

    02/15/2007 12:21:23 PM PST · by Kuksool · 18 replies · 475+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2007 | The Associated Press
    Federal authorities confirmed Thursday that Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is under investigation for failing to properly report gifts or payments from a software company that was awarded secret military contracts when he was in Congress. The newly elected Republican governor’s office issued a statement saying that while he was a close friend of the company owner, Warren Trepp, there was “no special power” that Gibbons could provide in awarding defense contracts to the company.
  • The Priesthood [Catholic Caucus]

    02/17/2007 5:49:44 AM PST · by Titanites · 14 replies · 302+ views
    Catholic Cornucopia ^ | 1917 | James Cardinal Gibbons
    The Faith of Our Fathers Being a Plain Exposition and Vindication of the Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ XXIX. The Priesthood The Apostles were clothed with the powers of Jesus Christ. The Priest, as the successor of the Apostles, is clothed with their power. This fact reveals to us the eminent dignity of the priestly character.The exalted dignity of the Priest is derived not from the personal merits for which he may be conspicuous, but from the sublime functions which he is charged to perform. To the carnal eye the Priest looks like other men, but to...