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  • I CAN'T STAND IT!!!

    06/10/2006 11:58:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 22 replies · 631+ views
    So I'm in my home office while my 7-year old and a friend are watching cartoons on Nickelodeon on TV in another room. I can hear the TV. All of a sudden, I hear Bill Clinton's voice (I'm paraphrasing): "Before I became President of the United States, I was a kid once. That's why I'm here to tell you that my foundation is partnering with the American Heart Association and Nickelodeon to tell you the importance of a healthy diet." He then goes on about healthy eating. Being in another room, I couldn't immediately get to the remote to hit...
  • Beyond the Hillary Hype

    06/04/2006 10:32:15 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 10 replies · 557+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/5/2006 | Armstrong Williams
    Regardless of a 30 percent approval rate for the president, thousands of deaths in Iraq, multiple congressional investigations, and continual government scandals, the majority party need not worry about holding the White House in 2009. And there's one reason why: Hillary Clinton. With Clinton on the next presidential ticket, the Republican Party - regardless of its mistakes, missteps, and miscalculations - will win another Presidential election. Clinton officially kicked off her Senate re-election campaign last week at the New York state Democratic Convention with an 18 minute biographical video and a scalding speech about the Bush Administration’s tenure. Although she...
  • Play-Dough Jesus : The Savior of Game-Boy Christians

    03/29/2006 2:00:33 PM PST · by 4lifeandliberty · 16 replies · 6,692+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 3/29/06 | Dennis Green
    It's past time for the Church to start acting like the Church and lift the bushel off of her smoldering candle. The abortion holocaust "will" end only when the Church says so. Thus far She hasn't shown much concern over millions of dead children. The play-dough Jesus that many serve just doesn't seem to care enough about murdered children to "call" more Christians to action. He has, after all, been molded into our image and wouldn't think of demanding something of his people that isn't self gratifying and comfortable. That's the great thing about play-dough; you can reshape it into...
  • IEM Team to Develop Catastrophic Hurricane Disaster Plan for New Orleans & SE Louisiana

    09/03/2005 10:56:42 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 198 replies · 7,363+ views
    IEM press release ^ | June 3, 2004 | IEM
    IEM Team to Develop Catastrophic Hurricane Disaster Plan for New Orleans & Southeast Louisiana June 3, 2004IEM, Inc., the Baton Rouge-based emergency management and homeland security consultant, will lead the development of a catastrophic hurricane disaster plan for Southeast Louisiana and the City of New Orleans under a more than half a million dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In making the announcement today on behalf of teaming partners Dewberry, URS Corporation and James Lee Witt Associates, IEM Director of Homeland Security Wayne Thomas explained that the development of a base catastrophic hurricane...
  • Jackson Accuser Having 'Difficult Time'

    06/15/2005 12:51:59 PM PDT · by RushCrush · 8 replies · 460+ views
    AP ^ | 6-15-05 | Greg Risling
    LOS OLIVOS, Calif. - Michael Jackson's accuser is distressed and having "a difficult time" dealing with the not guilty verdict against the pop singer, the prosecutor in the molestation case said Wednesday. Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon told NBC's "Today" that he spoke to the accuser immediately after Jackson was acquitted on all counts Monday. "He's very down. He's having a difficult time understanding why people didn't believe him," Sneddon said. "He's gone through a lot in his life. He's survived cancer, a very serious bout of cancer," he said. "He didn't necessarily want to get involved in...
  • Finger Traced to Woman Who Blamed Wendy's

    05/13/2005 10:07:22 PM PDT · by glasseye · 30 replies · 1,021+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 05-13-05 | GREG SANDOVAL
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The mysterious finger that a woman claimed to have found in a bowl of Wendy's chili came from an associate of her husband who lost the finger in an industrial accident, police said Friday. "The jig is up. The puzzle pieces are beginning to fall into place, and the truth is being exposed," Police Chief Rob Davis said. The discovery of the finger's owner marks a significant break in a case that has confounded authorities for nearly two months, ever since Anna Ayala claimed she bit down on the well-manicured, 1 1/2-inch finger in a mouthful...
  • SAN JOSE: Chili finger woman has rooting section at arraignment

    05/10/2005 10:46:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 864+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/5 | Alan Gathright
    The woman who has become nationally known for allegedly planting a finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili smiled and appeared relaxed Monday as she mouthed "I love you all" to family members during her arraignment in a San Jose courtroom. Authorities have accused Anna Ayala, 39, of being a scam artist who attempted to shake down the fast-food chain after the March 22 incident at a Wendy's in San Jose, but the Las Vegas woman appeared in court before a small fan club. A dozen supporters came to the courthouse wearing T-shirts emblazed with "Free Anna Ayala" or "We...
  • Wendy's Suspect Mouths Message to Media

    05/10/2005 1:31:24 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 941+ views
    aol news ^ | 5 10 05 | RACHEL KONRAD
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (May 9) - The woman accused of fabricating a story about finding a finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili smiled, gave a thumbs-up sign and mouthed "I love you" to television camera crews during a brief court appearance on Monday. Anna Ayala, 39, also shouted an enthusiastic, "Thank you, judge!" when Santa Clara County Judge Jerome Nadler set bail at $500,000. She is due back in court May 18 and remains jailed on charges of attempted grand larceny and grand larceny. Ayala, who has maintained her innocence, faces a maximum seven-year sentence if convicted of attempted...
  • Chili Woman On Ice (MugShot Photo of Wendy's Finger-In-Chili Extortionist)

    04/22/2005 12:37:24 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 116 replies · 4,733+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 4/22/05 | Smoking Gun
    Cops nail Vegas woman in Wendy's finger caper APRIL 22--Meet Anna Ayala. The Las Vegas woman was arrested last night and hit with felony theft charges in connection with her claim to have found a severed finger in a bowl of chili served to her last month at a Wendy's restaurant in San Jose, California. Further details of the case against Ayala, 39, are scheduled to be released later today during a police press conference. Ayala is being held in Las Vegas's Clark County Detention Center, where the below mug shot was snapped. Ayala filed a legal claim against the...
  • Schiavo Spokesman Randall Terry calls for Gov. Bush to use Constitutional .. Gov. appears unwilling!

    03/24/2005 7:13:56 AM PST · by 1stFreedom · 117 replies · 4,069+ views
    Spokesman Terry calls for action: We need EVERYONE READING THIS EMAIL to call Governor Jeb Bush RIGHT AWAY, and ask him to do one simple thing: "PLEASE EXERCISE YOUR LEGAL AUTHORITY, AND TAKE TERRI SCHIAVO INTO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY RIGHT AWAY." +++++++++++++++++++++++ ALERT: Wednesday was a rollercoaster of emotions for us, here in Tallahassee, Florida. We've lobbied the state Senators HARD this past week, trying to get just three swing votes to come our way. On Wednesday, the bill that could have saved Terri Schiavo from being starved to DEATH was defeated... by just three votes. There were a number of...
  • Clinton Lie-brary Opens (Live Thread-On Now CSPAN 3!)

    11/18/2004 7:46:33 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 1,578 replies · 39,901+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 11/18/04 | Brian Lamme
    Former President William Jefferson Clinton formerly opens his Presidential Center, which will hold the papers from his two term presidency.Attending the ceremony will be President George W. Bush, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, along with First Lady Laura Bush ,Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rosalyn Carter and Barbara Bush.
  • KATHLEEN WILLEY TO HILLARY: 'REMEMBER THE SWIFTVETS'

    11/24/2004 7:12:51 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 178 replies · 6,263+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/23/04
    When Hillary Clinton runs for president, she may have to face her own version of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth - in the form of her husband's accusers, the women the Clintons have been trying to erase from the national memory of Bill's presidency. Reacting to Sen. Clinton's efforts to use the opening of her husband's presidential library last week as a springboard for her campaign, star impeachment witness Kathleen Willey told NewsMax, "I have some words of advice for the former first lady. Remember the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth." Willey said she was struck by the fact that...
  • Bill Clinton has a new job: He's a Crossword puzzle tester for the New York Times

    12/04/2004 9:39:10 AM PST · by ken5050 · 42 replies · 3,722+ views
    New York Times Magagine | De 5, 2004 | one man's opinion
    Who knew?..The former president of the US has a new gig. He's a crossword puzzle tester for the New York Times. The Sunday puzzle of the NY Times has legions of fans, including myself. So, imagine my surprise, when I open the magazine this morning, to find the following....
  • Keyes' candidacy will expose rift within GOP

    08/07/2004 7:24:44 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 673 replies · 6,834+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/07/2004 | Kevin McDermott
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - At one point during last week's Republican leadership gathering in Chicago, the debate over conservative activist Alan Keyes grew so contentious that journalists standing outside the closed doors heard - and reported - the shouting. The Illinois Republican State Central Committee later barred reporters from the entire floor where they were meeting to choose their party's new candidate for the U.S. Senate. But with Keyes' candidacy likely to become official Sunday, it will be much tougher for Republican leaders to hide the internal strife in their divided party. On Wednesday night the committee formally asked Keyes -...
  • Tax Protester Tells Federal Court That He Is Delusional

    02/07/2004 4:21:27 PM PST · by Central Scrutiniser · 32 replies · 398+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2-7-04 | DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
    Tax Protester Tells Federal Court That He Is Delusional By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 - Irwin Schiff, the nation's best-known promoter of claims that no law requires the payment of income taxes, suffers from delusions including a fantasy that he alone can properly interpret the tax laws, according to papers that he had his lawyers file in Federal District Court in Las Vegas. The filing, made on Jan. 23, is highly unusual, especially in a civil lawsuit. The document asks a judge to deny a summary judgment in favor of the Justice Department that Mr. Schiff owes...
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Center E-Newsletter (BARF ALERT!!)

    08/26/2003 4:32:10 PM PDT · by upchuck · 7 replies · 300+ views
    William J. Clinton Presidential Center ^ | June, 2003 | Some RAT that works for X42
    [Poster's note: There is more, unfortunately, much more to this self-promotion newsletter than what I've posted below. If you have a really strong stomach or need to void because you have bulimia or are chronically anorexic, just click here^.] Thank you for your interest in the Clinton Presidential Center! In this e-newsletter, you will find updates about the former President's recent activities and obtain progress reports on the Clinton Presidential Center currently being built in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are pleased to announce that the construction of the Clinton Presidential Center and Park, which includes a Library, Museum, Archives, and...
  • Mayor Street's Brother gets $1.2 million a year gig & won't be financially liable (My title)

    06/07/2003 4:32:34 AM PDT · by Fzob · 9 replies · 232+ views
    Philly Enquirer ^ | Jun. 06, 2003 | Nathan Gorenstein
    Mayor Street's brother, T. Milton Street Sr., has been given a contract worth more than $1 million a year for equipment maintenance at Philadelphia International Airport.He also has been given a trained staff to perform the work. And he won't be held financially responsible for the work or how it gets done day by day.That was the agreement reached between the city managers of the airport and a private firm, Philadelphia Airport Services, that hired Milton Street and that will set the former street vendor up in business.The work contracted to Street was formerly done by Philadelphia Airport Services. Fourteen...
  • FEDS TAKING A LOOK AT HILLARY CLINTON FUNDRAISERS

    05/25/2003 7:08:55 AM PDT · by ewing · 91 replies · 421+ views
    Chicago Sun TImes ^ | May 25, 2003 | Mike Sneed
    Feds Taking a Look at Hillary Clinton Fundraisers by Michael Sneed Chicago Sun Times Columnist Is Hillary Clinton sniffin a trouble brewing? Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun TImes hears that the feds are snooping around all over the Senators campagin fundraisers from coast to coast. Are the feds so worried about Clintons rising popularity that they are checking into hard and soft money raised by her campaign? Or did someone forget to dot all of the 'I's and cross the 'T's.Stay tuned..