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  • Playmates on Parade a Metairie neighborhood tradition

    03/02/2014 12:05:26 PM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    nola.com/The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/2/14 | Elaine Binder
    Growing up in the New Orleans area, there are certain Mardi Gras rites of passage that we have all enjoyed as children.
  • Bailing Out Health Insurers and Helping Obamacare (We all knew this was coming)

    01/13/2014 9:28:30 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 50 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/13/14 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Robert Laszewski—a prominent consultant to health insurance companies—recently wrote in a remarkably candid blog post that, while Obamacare is almost certain to cause insurance costs to skyrocket even higher than it already has, “insurers won’t be losing a lot of sleep over it.” How can this be? Because insurance companies won’t bear the cost of their own losses—at least not more than about a quarter of them. The other three-quarters will be borne by American taxpayers. For some reason, President Obama hasn’t talked about this particular feature of his signature legislation. Indeed, it’s bad enough that Obamacare is projected by...
  • Burglar confronted at gunpoint by homeowner (video)

    09/15/2013 11:33:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Live Leak ^ | Live Leak
    Video Linky Here Burglar confronted at gunpoint by homeowner. Guy has their TV in his hands!! Caught red handed by quick acting homeowner.
  • Venezuela Expels 2 US Diplomats; Vice President Claims Hugo Chavez was Poisoned

    03/05/2013 1:01:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2013 | Andrew O'Reilly
    After reiterating that President Hugo Chávez's health is looking grave, Venezuela’s vice president lashed out at the country’s “enemies” and expelled two U.S. diplomats whom he accused of spying on the country’s military. At a press conference on Monday, Vice President Nicolás Maduro also pointed to the U.S. and other foreign countries of somehow poisoning Chávez with cancer. Following a lengthy introduction of numerous officials in attendance, Maduro said U.S. military attaché David Delmonaco will be expelled from the country for conspiring against the government and the armed forces. Foreign Minister Elias Jaua also announced the expulsion of a second...
  • On the Inadequacies of the Debates

    10/12/2011 10:28:47 AM PDT · by shield · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12th October 2011 | Bryan Preston
    After yet another debate in which mainstream media figures got to ask gotcha questions of Republican presidential candidates — Karen Tumulty dishonestly trying to pin Solyndra on Rick Perry, and Charlie Rose wagging his crooked finger while trying to use Ronald Reagan against…Rick Perry — we’re being asked to ponder a question: Is Rick Perry finished? The question begins with Byron York, hops over to Big Government and Hot Air, and lives on the political breeze. It’s a strange question, and far too early given the calendar and Perry’s own history of waging comebacks. The debates prove nothing at all...
  • The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil

    09/13/2011 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 106 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/13/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    A month ago, I was “fringe” for spotlighting Rick Perry’s Gardasil problem. As I said then, it’s not just a “single-issue,” one-off problem. It’s about his instincts, judgment, non-apology apology, and ethics. For everyone still catching up, here’s my column from a month ago. Now, Gardasil is the search word of the day. And there’s a new development. After successfully highlighting Perry’s troubling abuse of executive power during last night’s debate, Michele Bachmann risks blowing it with some factually inaccurate assertions. She’s RIGHT on the principles, wrong on some of the details. She needs to stay on message and stick...
  • GOP Debate: Newt Gingrich "Gotcha" Dodge

    08/12/2011 11:24:56 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 24 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 8/12/11 | Brian Koenig
    During last night's GOP debate, good old Newt Gingrich got a little pissy with Chris Wallace's "Gotcha" questions. Well, newsflash Mr. Speaker, every candidate up on that stage were victims of "Gotcha" questions. You're nothing special. What was the "Gotcha" question? Newt, why did your entire campaign staff abandon you? After indulging in a rather lengthy "Gotcha" question dodge, he accused Wallace of playing "Mickey Mouse games." And Wallace's response: “If you think questions about your record are Mickey Mouse, I’m sorry, I think those are questions a lot of people want to hear answers to, and you’re responsible for...
  • Chris Wallace proves he's MSNBC Material

    08/12/2011 4:00:40 PM PDT · by publius321 · 40 replies
    http://cbpatriot.com/Guest_Columns.html ^ | August 12,2011 | by Scott Ryan
    During the day long infomercial for Mitt Romney that is Fox News, I caught several appearances by Chris Wallace conducting damage control after the can of Whoop-ass Newt Gingrich opened upon him in last night’s GOP debate. His political pundit colleagues were helping to prop him up by agreeing that his now infamous question was perfectly legitimate. They are all contending that asking Gingrich what he “has to say to people who say” that his “campaign is a disaster” – was not a “gotcha question”. Wallace has a track record of insulting candidates he apparently dislikes by superficially framing his...
  • Trailing G.O.P. With Cameras, Seeking Gaffes

    07/09/2011 9:24:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8 Jul 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    AMHERST, N.H. — Aaron Fielding quietly stalks his prey — Republicans — with his video camera, patiently waiting for a political moment worthy of YouTube. At 27, he is a full-time “tracker” for American Bridge 21st Century, a new Democratic organization that aims to record every handshake, every utterance by Republican candidates in 2011 and 2012, looking for gotcha moments that could derail political ambitions or provide fodder for television advertisements by liberal groups next year. The organization has hired a dozen professional trackers like Mr. Fielding, outfitted them with the latest high-tech cameras and computers and positioned them in...
  • Ninja Dog Sneaks Up and Attacks Unaware Cat (Cool Video)

    05/17/2011 9:01:19 AM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 39 replies
    A while back there was a video of a cat that seemed to have a ninja quality about it. Whoever owned the cat, recorded it sneaking up to him in a stealthy almost ninja like manner. Well, that is what the dog in this video is doing as it sneaks up on an unsuspecting feline. You will notice from the dog's teats, that she recently had puppies. This could be the reason the dog feels the need to sneak up upon the cat as it did. It's my guess that the dog is either thinking she must defend her...
  • Breaking: Fox News Hires Keith Olbermann

    01/22/2011 4:43:22 PM PST · by neverhome · 300 replies · 1+ views
    alanburkhart.com ^ | 01.22.11 | Alan Burkhart
    Breaking: Fox News Hires Keith OlbermannAfter careful consideration of his qualifications, Fox News has hired Keith Olbermann.
  • Sears Yanks Shirts Showing Picture of Twin Towers With Word 'Gotcha'

    09/14/2010 1:38:08 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 13, 2010 | FoxNews.com
    Sears Yanks Shirts Showing Picture of Twin Towers With Word 'Gotcha' Sears department store is reportedly under fire for selling T-shirts depicting images of the Twin Towers with the word "Gotcha" emblazoned on the front of the clothing. The company Gotcha reportedly made the clothing and printed its brand name on the front of the shirts. But Sears executives claim the word "Gotcha" was never meant to be attached to images of the World Trade Center towers, the station reports.
  • California Latino Students Protest ‘Lack of Respect’

    05/07/2010 6:49:40 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 31 replies · 900+ views
    A group of 200 mostly Latino students from Live Oak High School skipped class in Morgan Hill, California over an incident they alleged showed a “lack of respect for us and our heritage.” The protestors marched through neighborhoods shouting slogans and carrying signs. The “incident” that provoked the outburst occurred when five other students had the effrontery to wear American flag tee shirts to school on May 5th. Even though school administrators sent these students home to change their shirts “to show the proper respect for our Latino student body members,” the protestors insisted “this wasn’t enough of a punishment...
  • It Was a Setup?… Did State-Run Media Conspire on Racist Tea Party Attack

    04/03/2010 5:03:38 AM PDT · by Gordon Pym · 31 replies · 1,244+ views
    Big Government ^ | 03apr2010 | Jim Hoft
    The American Thinker did an outstanding job describing the events on March 20th, when democratic members of Congress in Washington DC were reportedly taunted by tea party activists with racial and sexual slurs. It appears from the timeline of the events that this race-baiting story was in the works before the Black Caucus members paraded through the tea party crowd on Capitol Hill. Now Doug Ross found this—– McClatchy released their story on the reported attacks on the Black Caucus members at 4:51 PM EST. The McClatchy reporter William Douglas refers to Huffington Post contributor Sam Snead as a source...
  • SATIRE: Obama Says Sotomayor’s “Castrate White Males” Comment Taken Out of Context

    06/03/2009 2:04:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 81 replies · 5,212+ views
    carbolicsmoke.com ^ | 6-2-09 | staff report
    Obama Says Sotomayor’s “Castrate White Males” Comment Taken Out of ContextJune 2, 2009WASHINGTON - President Obama said that comments by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in a 2004 speech in which she called for the “castration of all white males until they no longer hold power,” have been “taken out of context” by right wing ideologues. In the speech delivered to the San Juan chapter of NOW, Sotomayor said, “I want to be perfectly clear about this next comment so that there is no mistaking that my words mean something other than what they plainly say:  the time has come to limit white male oppression by castrating every white...
  • Intended release of Michelle Obama tapes stirs trouble(criminal charges for Axelrod?)

    10/29/2008 2:23:17 PM PDT · by americanophile · 89 replies · 3,641+ views
    African Press International ^ | October 30, 2008 | API
    The Obama camp is not saying anything publicly now, but have chosen to work behind the scenes in their efforts to influence the release of Michelle Obama tape. The impact the tape is expected to have on National Security when finally released will be huge. Peaceful approach to have the tapes not to be released has now turned into direct threats directed against API. The threats being unleashed against API comes after API Chief Editor’s unwillingness to accept the offer of a bribe by Obama Camp’s Campaign Manager was turned down. The next few hours will be very crucial for...
  • Gotcha Questions For Katie And Her Colleagues (The MSM And Red State America Alert)

    10/07/2008 4:35:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 1,068+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/07/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Just as Charlie Gibson did in his interview with Sarah Palin, Katie Couric set out to humiliate the Republican vice-presidential candidate with a series of "gotcha" questions. This tactic -- rarely employed with major liberal candidates -- could be used equally effectively against Couric, or most any other liberal member of the television news media. It would be highly instructive to have Couric asked questions in the same way in which she (and Gibson) asked questions of Palin. For example: Q: Critics of the war in Iraq argue that prior to the invasion of Iraq, America had never attacked a...
  • Politically Based Cartoon "Day by Day" NAILS the ABC Gibson/Palin Interview

    09/14/2008 8:31:55 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 42 replies · 4,999+ views
    Day by Day ^ | 9-14-2008 | Chris Muir
    Click on the link. Besides being mind-bendingly funny, the cartoon features women who are almost as good looking as the Governor. Highly recommended.
  • Syria and Russia Working on New Weapons Deal

    08/28/2008 11:03:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 92+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 24 August 2008 | John Semmens
    Citing the “increased threat from a traditional enemy,” Syrian President Bashar Assad is beseeching Moscow for new weapons to defend his country. The “increased threat” supposedly comes from the recent Polish-US agreement to install anti-missile defenses in Poland. With most observers having difficulty comprehending the connection, Assad explained his reasoning. “The threat to our country from Poland goes back six decades,” Assad asserted. “They had an opportunity to finish off their Jews. Instead, after the war, they allowed them to escape to Israel. Israel now poses a constant irritation to us. We are seeking Russian aid to help us eradicate...
  • Chuck Todd: Final Debate Thoughts - Not a good debate for Obama

    04/16/2008 10:07:34 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 68 replies · 217+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | April 16th, 2008 | Chuck Todd
    This was not a good debate for Obama, period. But it wasn't a great debate for Clinton either. Of course, that may not matter to Team Clinton. In a twp-way debate, it's not about which candidate narrowly wins -- but which candidate gets pummeled in the post-debate reviews. And Obama will get pummeled because well he did get pummeled, a little bit by Clinton and a little bit by the moderators. In the first 40 minutes of the debate, most of the questioning was on Obama's negatives (except for a lone Bosnia-sniper question to Clinton) and that's what helped create...
  • Operation Varsity March leads to capture of suspect (Sayafiyah)

    11/27/2007 3:56:05 PM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 12 replies · 99+ views
    MNF-IRAQ ^ | 11/27/2007 | Spc. Ben Hutto, 3rd HBCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO
    Tuesday, 27 November 2007 Multi-National Corps – IraqPublic Affairs Office, Camp VictoryAPO AE 09342FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERELEASE No. 20071127-04November 27, 2007Operation Varsity March leads to capture of suspect (Sayafiyah)By Spc. Ben Hutto, 3rd HBCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAOMulti-National Division – Center PAOFORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq – Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, captured 13 suspected extremists during a nighttime air assault mission in Sayafiyah, Iraq, a small village outside of Salman Pak, Nov. 24.One of the detainees was a high-value individual, who is a member of al-Qaeda in Iraq wanted for weapons smuggling and financing attacks...
  • Mystery man released from death row

    10/09/2007 10:26:00 AM PDT · by chordmaster · 40 replies · 2,331+ views
    LIVINGSTON, TX - A prisoner on Texas' death row was released today after prison officials failed to produce enough documentation to keep him behind bars. The prisoner, known as 'Old Joe', is thought to have been on death row since the 1950's, although no records of his trial, conviction or appeals could be found in prison archives...
  • Dateline NBC 'mole' outed, booted at Defcon 15 (Dinosaur Media™ Humiliation)

    08/03/2007 10:34:13 PM PDT · by SteveMcKing · 67 replies · 6,431+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | August 03, 2007 | Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
    In a story of betrayal worthy of an episode of Dateline NBC, undercover producer Michelle Madigan was exposed and forced out of the conference on Friday Dateline NBC Producer Michelle Madigan was publicly outed at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas Friday after show organizers were tipped off that she was trying to film show attendees with a hidden camera. ... Madigan ran from the show after organizers publicly threatened to escort her from the event at the beginning of a 4 p.m. conference session by noted hacker HD Moore. "She literally kicked the door open," said "Priest," a...
  • Breaking: Bigfoot Body Proves Creature is Real

    04/01/2007 7:31:10 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 22 replies · 1,209+ views
  • Cheney won't take back Pelosi comment

    02/23/2007 6:05:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 154 replies · 4,570+ views
    AP ^ | 02/23/07
    Cheney won't take back Pelosi comment 24 minutes ago Vice President Dick Cheney refused Friday to take back his charge that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record)'s opposition to President Bush's Iraq war buildup is playing into the hands of the al-Qaida terrorist network. "If you're going to advocate a course of action that basically is withdrawal of our forces from Iraq, then you don't get to just do the fun part of that, that says, 'We'll, we're going to get out,' and appeal to your constituents on that basis," Cheney said. The vice president had voiced the...
  • Two Democrats Aim to Repeal 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell'

    11/24/2006 8:26:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies · 303+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 24 Nov 2006 | John Semmens
    Representative Martin T. Meehan (D-Mass.) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) say they intend to reverse the 13-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military. Meehan said he plans to hold congressional hearings early next year of the House Armed Services Subcommittee, which he is likely to chair, on a bill that would “permit openly homosexual individuals to service their country.” “We will have hearings, and then we can have an honest intercourse with members of Congress,” Meehan said. “I have always believed, that once people see the facts, it will become clear that allowing openly gay...
  • Sorry Pope Considers Sainthood for Muhammad

    09/18/2006 1:55:20 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 104 replies · 2,752+ views
    scrappleface.com ^ | 2006-09-18 | Scott Ott
    A day after violent Muslim riots spurred Pope Benedict XVI to apologize for implying that Islam has brought more evil to the world, the Pontiff today agreed to consider a petition to add the name of Islam’s founder to the pantheon of Roman Catholic saints. A Vatican spokesman said that, as part of the Holy Father’s self-imposed penance to atone for his ill-advised remarks about Muhammad, he has given permission for the Roman Catholic church to investigate canonizing the founder of one of the world’s three great monotheistic religions. Vatican researchers said the application is already being processed and they...
  • Photos that damn Hezbollah

    07/31/2006 4:22:43 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 33 replies · 1,859+ views
    Herald Sun ( Australia) ^ | July 30 , 2004 | Chris Link
    Chris Link July 30, 2006 12:00am THIS is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon's battle lines, showing that Hezbollah is waging war amid suburbia. The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons. Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon. The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by a visiting journalist and smuggled...
  • Hee Hee Heeeee !!!

    06/14/2006 6:53:51 AM PDT · by knarf · 6 replies · 338+ views
    My strange way of looking at things | June 14, 2006 | knarf
    September 11, 2001 ... Atlas shrugged (with apologies to Ayn Rand)We, as Americans were forced out of our go-nowhere political doldrums by a horrific attack on U.S. soil by, as sneak attacks go .. a fairly effective action.Since then, we've been bombarded (no pun intended) with the word and concept of "terrorism".Terrorism and terrorists have been analyzed every which way and loose .. and to the un-interested, we seemed to be going nowhere fast.Well .. it seems .. we are about to be vindicated ... The President of the United States of America snuck into Iraq, had a meeting, snuck...
  • Woman kicked out of mall for cell phone

    04/03/2006 2:36:06 PM PDT · by Cagey · 143 replies · 3,261+ views
    KSHB-TV ^ | 3-31-2006
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City woman is screaming mad after a cell phone conversation got her kicked out of Crown Center. Zekia Geotcha says she was treated unfairly. She was kicked out of the entire mall after one store clerk did not want her on the phone. Cell phones are a major convenience at times and an annoying disturbance at other times. People use them for emergencies, to keep in touch with family and friends. Some people find users rude when they are constantly on the phone, or when they are in a quiet place and being loud....
  • Central American Songbird Provides Confirmation of Intelligent Design

    04/01/2006 10:50:28 AM PST · by Condorman · 131 replies · 2,327+ views
    AP | 3/31/2005 | AP
    Central American Songbird Provides Confirmation of Intelligent Design Lincoln, NE (AP) - Researchers at the University of Nebraska have, for the first time, confirmed a prediction of the controversial theory known as intelligent design, or ID.  The unexpected discovery was made by Paavamanti Ashook and Jessica Aylesworth, two graduate students working under the direction of Dr. Peter Harl, a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska, while they were sequencing a section of the genetic code for the turquoise-browed motmot, Eumomota superciliosa, a Central American songbird. The Turquiose-browed Motmot of Central America may provide the first...
  • Nigeria - Fugitive Liberia ex-president Charles Taylor arrested

    03/29/2006 1:04:12 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 2,525+ views
    Associated Press | March 29, 2006
    AP News Alert ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian police say they have arrested Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.
  • Last Month Was Warmest December in 14 Years [FLASHBACK FROM 100 YEARS AGO]

    01/01/2006 9:11:18 AM PST · by nwrep · 44 replies · 972+ views
    The New York Times Archives | January 1, 1906
    Forecasters said yesterday that the month of December had an average temperature of 38 degrees in New York City, 4 degrees higher than normal and 10 degrees higher than December of 1904. It was the warmest December in 14 years. There have been only four December in the last thirty-five years that have been warmer. The warmest on record was in 1891, when the mean temperature for the month was 42 degrees.
  • Vigilantes nab crook. Hog-tie suspect after snack machine thefts

    12/04/2005 6:54:30 AM PST · by csvset · 23 replies · 795+ views
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 4 dec 2005 | TAMARA KING
       December 4, 2005 Vigilantes nab crook Hog-tie suspect after snack machine thefts By TAMARA KING, STAFF REPORTER Vend-Tec employees apprehended a man they say was breaking into one of their machines early yesterday morning. (Handout) Frustrated with a spate of snack machine break-ins that's reportedly cost them thousands of dollars, several Winnipeggers took the law into their own hands early yesterday morning. They set up a sting to catch an alleged crook with his hands in the proverbial "cookie jar" -- snack machines which contain upwards of $100 in change. A crew from Vend-Tec Group spent the night...
  • Closing the loop on reparations

    07/28/2005 5:22:25 AM PDT · by oldtimer2 · 6 replies · 540+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2005 | Selwyn Duke
    July 28th, 2005 Only by author » All Articles Closing the loop on reparations July 28th, 2005 There’s sweet irony; there’s delicious irony; and then there’s irony that a spoonful of which would just make medicine go down. As you may know, slavery reparations shakedown thugs have been beating their drum for quite some time now, but have thus far failed to achieve their ends through Congress or courts. Undeterred, they’ve changed their tack and have decided to work from the ground up, pressuring localities to enact pro-reparations ordinances and targeting poltroonish CEO’s who shudder at the prospect of placement...
  • Marines in Iraq ease tension with humor, pranks

    07/22/2005 6:09:01 AM PDT · by Airborne1986 · 12 replies · 756+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 7/21/2005 | A.P.
    HADITHA, Iraq (AP) -- Slumped on the doorstep of a war-damaged police station, worn out and sweltering in 110 degree heat, Pfc. Derek Davidson couldn't resist a joke about a friend who'd stayed back at base after injuring himself lifting weights. "I gotta go to the gym more often," Davidson lamented. Around him, a small group of fellow U.S. Marines, taking a brief break from battle, erupted into snickers. As they have throughout their history, the Marines here often turn to jokes or pranks to relieve the tension of living in constant danger, these days while patrolling dusty streets of...
  • Hamas militant shot dead by Israeli sniper in Gaza Strip

    07/17/2005 5:35:13 AM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies · 397+ views
    GeoTV ^ | 7/17/05 | HAN YUNIS
    HAN YUNIS: A member of the armed wing of Islamist movement Hamas was on Sunday shot dead by an Israeli sniper after he left his home in the central Gaza town of Khan Yunis, Palestinian medical and security sources said. Palestinian medical and medical sources named the man as 30-year-old Said Saeam, a member of the Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigades, in Khan Yunis. He was killed by a sniper from a nearby Israeli observation tower, just two days after seven Hamas militants were killed in Israeli air strikes over Gaza city and the northern West Bank. There was no immediate comment...
  • Why Islam is disrespected

    05/19/2005 5:50:50 AM PDT · by veronica · 110 replies · 2,183+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 19, 2005 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT WAS front-page news this week when Newsweek retracted a report claiming that a US interrogator in Guantanamo had flushed a copy of the Koran down a toilet. Everywhere it was noted that Newsweek's story had sparked widespread Muslim rioting, in which at least 17 people were killed. But there was no mention of deadly protests triggered in recent years by comparable acts of desecration against other religions. No one recalled, for example, that American Catholics lashed out in violent rampages in 1989, after photographer Andres Serrano's ''Piss Christ" -- a photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine -- was...
  • Bill Clinton Set To Announce 2008 Presidential Bid

    04/01/2005 8:06:33 AM PST · by Bluegrass Conservative · 14 replies · 922+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2005 | Associated Press
    Consider yourself "April Fooled"! :-)
  • A cry in the wilderness

    12/22/2004 8:05:58 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 124+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 22, 2004 | Douglas Hanson
    The question asked of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld by a Tennessee National Guardsman over the up-armored Humvee refit issue was quickly exposed as another instance of “gotcha” journalism after it was revealed that a hometown reporter had coached the Soldier who had asked the question. Not only was the entire exchange a set-up, but thanks to Newsmax.com, as relayed by the Washington Times, the reporter and Spc. Thomas “Jerry” Wilson were apparently unaware that, “…the Pentagon had already up-armored 97 percent of the vehicles in Thomas' 278th Regimental Combat Team, senior members of the Army's combat systems development and...
  • Homeless Epidemic Hits U.S.

    11/04/2004 3:45:02 PM PST · by randog · 52 replies · 1,166+ views
    Coming Soon to the MSM Near You | 11/4/04 | randog
    Republicans win = skyrocketing homelessness. You know the MSM is conjuring and spinning the articles as we speak. I just thought I'd give y'all a preview of headlines to come.
  • An Election Process Deflated by Airheads

    10/22/2004 12:08:16 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 521+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21OCT04 | Tina Brown
    At this precarious moment any distraction is a disaster for Kerry, even when it's Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment problems. Gleeful Democrats who could have been spending useful hours signing up disenfranchised minority youths to vote instead spent whole mornings poring over the Fox moralist's phone-sex fantasies. The dazzling details could be found at the Web site where mortification lives: TheSmokingGun.com.
  • The Set-up and Follow-up

    10/19/2004 7:14:54 AM PDT · by Dr. Free Market · 171+ views
    DR. Free Market
    I am increasingly aware of an oft misunderstood phenomenon in American life– the follow-up. We are very used to this from televised press conferences from the White House, but do not avail ourselves of this technique in our every day life.
  • Gotcha Journalism.

    09/19/2004 7:46:08 AM PDT · by proudpapa · 16 replies · 661+ views
    Proudpapa | 9-19-04 | Proudpapa
    Back in '91 a member of the press asked then President Bush what the cost was of a gallon of milk. Having not shopped for milk in many years Bush had know idea. Gotcha. Or gotcha journalism is a technique that the media loves to use to show that someone is out of touch. In all my years I have never seen a candidate more out of touch than John F. Kerry. Kerry reportedly claimed that his favorite BOSOX player was Manny Ortiz. (No such player exists) Kerry was also caught calling Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Lambert Field. I...
  • Suspicious Documents Went from DNC To Kerry Camp To CBS, Rather NOT a Victim

    09/10/2004 3:37:56 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 63 replies · 4,381+ views
    EIB ^ | 9-10-2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    All right, the big story that's out there, and you just have to keep this in perspective, my friends. The big story that's out there is "forged documents" utilized by CBS' 60 Minutes Wednesday night in the fifth or sixth regurgitation of the George Bush National Guard story. CBS is standing by their story. Dan Rather was on CNN mere moments ago standing by the story solidly, but what's he going to do, say, "Yeah, I screwed up. Give me a mulligan"? Not likely. Probably the best summary of this story can be found at the American Spectator. (Anatomy...
  • Statement of RADM William L. Schachte (SCHACHTE SPEAKS!!!)

    08/28/2004 3:55:17 AM PDT · by The G Man · 102 replies · 3,543+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/28/04 | Adm. William Schachte
    Statement of RADM William L. Schachte, Jr. USN (Ret.) August 27, 2004 As was true of all "Swiftees," I volunteered to serve in Vietnam and was assigned to Coastal Division 14 for a normal tour of duty. I was a Lieutenant serving as Operations Officer and second in command at Coastal Division 14 when Lieutenant (junior grade) John Kerry reported to us in mid-November, 1968. Lt. (jg) Kerry was an Officer-in-Charge (O-in-C) under training in preparing to be assigned as one of our Swift Boat O-in-C's. At some point following President Johnson's announcement of the suspension of bombing in North...
  • Anti-Kerry Vets to Release Book About Kerry War Fabrications--BREAKING

    08/03/2004 7:58:15 PM PDT · by I'm ALL Right! · 69 replies · 2,558+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/3/04 | Matt Drudge
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    05/25/2004 8:50:25 AM PDT · by sathers · 62 replies · 1,796+ views
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  • Motorcycle Safety and Child Protection Act (by Barbara Boxer)

    04/01/2004 10:09:59 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 700+ views
    Motorcycle Safety Foundation ^ | 4/1/04 | Motorcycle Safety Foundation
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  • CAPTION THIS!! (The Prisoner)

    12/14/2003 7:58:33 AM PST · by Alouette · 186 replies · 6,869+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | AP, Reuters