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  • The President Thumbs His Nose at Judge Vinson’s Obamacare Ruling: DOJ Seems to Concede

    02/18/2011 2:17:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 2/18/11 | Todd Gaziano
    Late Thursday, February 17, the Obama Administration filed a incredibly odd and almost insulting “Motion to Clarify” the judgment in the case it lost against 26 states and the NFIB in the Obamacare litigation in Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, No. 10-cv-00091 (N. D. Fla.)(Judge Vinson). With this motion, the Administration has now stated officially that, notwithstanding the Judge’s declaration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) as unconstitutional, the Administration does not interpret the Judge’s order as requiring the Administration to cease carrying out the unconstitutional ACA. The “Motion to Clarify”...
  • Bunning Defends His Position

    03/02/2010 9:38:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 921+ views
    npr.org ^ | 3/2/10 | Mark Memmott
    On the floor of the Senate, Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky just defended the position he's taken that has delayed an extension of jobless benefits for the nation's unemployed and has forced the furlough of about 2,000 federal workers. Saying that he has blocked votes on the legislation to underscore his opposition to the ongoing growth in federal debt, Bunning read a letter from "Robert in Louisville," who told the senator that even though he hasn't been working regularly in the past two years he supports what Bunning is doing.
  • Obama insists his White House is transparent

    07/22/2009 8:54:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,116+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 7/22/2009 | ap
    President Barack Obama says his White House is more open than previous administrations and is disputing complaints he hasn't fulfilled a campaign promise to negotiate health care on C-SPAN. Obama said Wednesday that he started his restructuring of health care with a media event in the East Room and has often invited photographers to take pictures of him meeting with health care executives. He says at some point, the meetings just become too numerous to invite news organizations.
  • Locals Show Support For John McCain (Up in Obama's face at North Carolina Rally!)

    09/28/2008 12:43:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 1,072+ views
    http://www.wxii12.com/ ^ | September 28, 2008 | www.wxii12.com
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sen. John McCain hasn't campaigned in North Carolina since the primary election. But some people used Sen. Barack Obama's Saturday rally as a chance to show their support for the Republican nominee. Their numbers didn't compare with those who turned out to support Obama, but the Republicans' enthusiasm for McCain was just as strong. No official date has been set for McCain to visit the Tar Heel State, but he did recently increase the number of paid campaign staff in North Carolina from about 20 to about 30. That's an effort to defend a state that hasn't...
  • California Man Cuts Off Mom's Head With Saw, Dies Trying to Cut Off His Own

    05/09/2007 11:02:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 39 replies · 1,022+ views
    fox news ^ | 05-09-2007 | Staff Writer
    LA HABRA, Calif. — An Orange County man cut off his mother's head with a circular saw and then died after trying to decapitate himself, authorities said. Police answered a 911 report of a family dispute at a Pinehurst Avenue home just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, entered a locked bedroom and found the body of 60-year-old Guadalupe Ruiz on a bed, police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp said. Arthur Ruiz Jr., 32, was on another bed with the saw nearby. He had died of neck injuries, police said. It was unclear why Ruiz attacked his mother, police said. A child and three...
  • Executive officer receives Bronze Star, credits it to his Marines

    05/25/2006 9:46:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. David A. Weikle
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 25, 2006) -- Marines from 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division gathered in front of the regiment’s headquarters as four Bronze Stars were awarded May 19. Lt. Col. Richard O. Miles Jr., executive officer for Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, received his award for meritorious achievement in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2005 to February 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq. The Bronze Star is given for valor and meritorious service and is the nation’s fourth highest distinction. “As the executive officer I see and hear almost everything that goes on....
  • Logistics officer receives Bronze Star, credits it to his Marines

    05/25/2006 9:42:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 266+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. David A. Weikle
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 25, 2006) -- Marines from 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division gathered in front of the regiment’s headquarters as four Bronze Stars were awarded, May 19. Maj. Toby G. Dyer, logistics officer for Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, received his award for meritorious achievement in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from July 2005 to February 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq. “It’s an honor to receive something that commemorates the hard work of my Marines,” said Dyer, a Seattle native. The Bronze Star is given for valor and meritorious service and is the nation’s...
  • 'Big-Mouth' Bin Laden Angered His Lieutenants

    04/05/2006 6:14:57 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,665+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-6-2006 | Francis Harris
    'Big-mouth' bin Laden angered his lieutenants By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 06/04/2006) A senior lieutenant to Osama bin Laden has told US interrogators that the al-Qa'eda leader's big mouth was a security liability. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also complained that the schemes bin Laden approved lacked destructive ambition. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Court papers released in America also depict the world's most notorious terrorist group as riven by internal disputes and hobbled by favouritism. The allegations have emerged from CIA interrogations of Mohammed, the Kuwaiti accused of masterminding the September 11 conspiracy. His comments were released as part of the evidence...
  • Lieutenant awarded Silver Star, credits it to his Marines

    03/14/2006 3:41:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 514+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Athanasios L. Genos
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 14, 2006) -- “The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to 1st Lt. Brian M. Stann, United States Marine Corps,” were the words starting the Silver Star presentation ceremony here March 10. All of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment gathered together as the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division presented Stann, Weapons Company commander, with his Silver Star Medal, honoring him for his actions and bravery during Operation Matador last year in Iraq. “This award represents my guys,” the Scranton, Pa. native explained. “It’s an insight...
  • Chavez Prepares His People's Army To Confront US

    03/03/2006 6:41:04 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies · 1,467+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-4-2006 | Sophie Arie
    Chavez prepares his people's army to confront US By Sophie Arie in Caracas (Filed: 04/03/2006) Venezuela begins training a vast army of civilian reserves today to fight off the attack its Left-wing president, Hugo Chavez, says the United States is plotting against it. The oil-rich state aims to teach up to two million volunteers, from the unemployed to office workers, shop assistants and housewives, basic military skills such as marching in step or shooting to kill.Hugo Chavez warned Venezuelans to expect an attack from the US If it reaches that size, the force will be the largest civilian reserve army...
  • Tutankhamen Liked His White Wine

    02/16/2006 10:23:56 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 372+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-16-2006
    Tutankhamen liked his wine white 16 February 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition IT SEEMS that Tutankhamen, the teenage king of ancient Egypt, sloped off to the afterlife with a good supply of fine white wine. It's a surprising discovery, considering there is no record of white wine in Egypt until the 3rd century AD, 1600 years after the young pharaoh died. Rosa Lamuela-Raventós and her colleagues from the University of Barcelona, Spain, used liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to analyse the residue from six of the jars in Tutankhamen's tomb. All contained tartaric acid, a chemical characteristic of grapes,...
  • Olmert Boasts His Longtime Support for Expulsion From Gaza

    02/14/2006 4:31:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Feb 15, '06 | Staff
    (IsraelNN.com) In a Tuesday evening address to a forum of the Presidents Conference of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke of his support for a Gaza withdrawal from its earliest stages, adding he was also aware of the level of difficulty involved, but still supported the move. “Their opposition prevented us from assisting them,” added Mr. Olmert.
  • Twenty Years In Prison For Having Sex With His Wife

    02/09/2006 5:31:44 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 224 replies · 6,049+ views
    William J. Hetherington has been incarcerated in Michigan prisons for more than 20 years for having sex with his wife Linda. In 1986, he became the first man in Genesee County convicted of the new Michigan crime called spousal rape. Linda was not a battered wife; she testified at the trial that he had never beaten her in their 16 years of marriage. Hetherington was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force, received a National Defense Service Medal, and had no police record of any sort. The sentencing guideline for this new offense was 12 months to 10 years but,...
  • Police Arrest Pastor During His Sermon

    02/07/2006 4:45:46 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 1,605+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 2 6 06 | associated press
    CHICAGO - Some members of a Lutheran parish on Chicago's far South Side said they are outraged police arrested the Rev. Jimmy McCants in the middle of his sermon. McCants, 54, has been the focus of a dispute between rival factions at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The church's board of directors told police the board fired McCants on Christmas Eve, and a woman affiliated with the church signed a complaint against him for trespassing on church property, said Chicago Police spokeswoman Monique Bond. But a Lutheran Church official said the board fired McCants without going through the proper steps to...
  • Indiana Marine follows first calling of his life

    01/17/2006 5:52:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 313+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre
    CAMP FALLUJAH, IRAQ (Jan. 17, 2006) -- The tall, bright eyed, 20-year-old Marine with an athletic build seems to be always smiling. Whether he is tasked out for a working party unloading mail from home or talking about his high school band days, his good nature and laughs keep on coming. “I was going to play football but band got in the way,” said Lance Cpl. Jonathan M. Fisher, a motor transportation operator of 7-ton military vehicles, trying to be serious but smiling about his seven-year commitment to grade school bands as a percussionist. “Go ahead, laugh it up!” What...
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr. : Piece of paper brings closure to his parents' wartime ordeal

    12/31/2005 10:12:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Dec 31, 2005 | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    For all of Joel Gordiejew's62 years, he has lived with a hidden, somber history. He was born in German-occupied Poland during World War II. His birth certificate carries the Nazi swastika. His parents were forced to work in Nazi slave camps. They were overworked and abused, he said. His maternal grandfather was separated from the family during the war and was never seen again. After the war ended in 1945, his family lived as refugees in Poland and Germany. In 1949 Gordiejew's family came to the United States, where their fortunes improved. But over the years Gordiejew's parents said little...
  • Convicted Killer Cons His Way Out of Jail

    11/04/2005 11:19:32 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 875+ views
    HOUSTON (Nov. 4) - A Texas death row inmate somehow found some civilian clothing, changed out of his orange jumpsuit and used a fake ID badge to escape late Thursday from the Harris County Jail. Charles Victor Thompson, 35, of Tomball, was in Houston after being re-sentenced last week to execution. "He managed to get some civilian clothing. He had changed out of the orange jumpsuit that inmates ordinarily wear," Harris County sheriff's Lt. John Martin said in the online edition of the Houston Chronicle. "He may have been taken out of the cell block and put in the attorney...
  • Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old

    11/01/2005 3:25:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 4,020+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Actor Bruce Willis wanted to serve his country as far back as the Gulf War. His friends laughed at him, telling him he was too old. Undaunted, Willis looked into himself – only to find out they were right. He was too old. So the star of "Die Hard," "The Sixth Sense," "Hostage" and dozens of other movies, did the next best thing. He traveled to Iraq with his band, the Accelerators, to entertain troops with the USO. He is also planning to join returning troops at Fort Lewis in Washington state Nov. 5. "The idea of serving my country...
  • DeLay maintains his optimism (Rush Limbaugh Will Interview Tom DeLay at 1PM ET)

    09/29/2005 8:44:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 832+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/29/05 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    DeLay maintains his optimism Leader in limbo copes with new role after 'temporary' resignation 09:16 PM CDT on Thursday, September 29, 2005 By TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON – Stripped of power, facing a huge pay cut, mounting legal bills, enemies calling for his scalp and backbenchers itching for his permanent departure, Tom DeLay vowed Thursday to stick it out. But in what role? Under indictment and forced from high office, would the Sugar Land Republican still have the ear of the House speaker and others whose loyalty he cultivated, coerced and enforced so effectively on...
  • Pot icon Tommy Chong makes movie of his imprisonment

    09/12/2005 4:36:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 375 replies · 3,311+ views
    reuters.com ^ | 9 10 05 | Cameron French
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Comedian Tommy Chong has spent almost three decades wringing laughs from cigar-sized joints and smoke-filled vans but now a nine-month jail term has turned him serious and revitalized his flagging career. Promoting his documentary "a/k/a Tommy Chong" at the Toronto International Film Festival, he hopes the film will expose what he says is the U.S. government's heavy-handed dealing with marijuana offenders in the post-September 11 era. "The United States is under martial law, it's under dictatorship," the 67-year-old father of four said in an interview. The film chronicles the Canadian-born comedian's 2003 arrest and imprisonment for selling...
  • Convicted in pot case, man loses his home to Crown

    08/25/2005 8:59:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 26 replies · 699+ views
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ ^ | 8 25 05 | PETTI FONG
    VANCOUVER -- A homeowner who pleaded guilty to growing marijuana in his house has become the first person in British Columbia to see his home forcibly taken by the federal government. Van My Luu, of Langley, was arrested in 2003 at his home on 268th Street after a police investigation. Mr. Luu was the legal owner of the home and controlled the grow operation, police said. He pleaded guilty to the production offences but challenged having to forfeit his home. Mr. Luu's lawyer, Jay Solomon, argued in Surrey Provincial Court that seizure of the house was an inordinate sanction relative...
  • War prisoner believes atomic bomb saved his life (Just another 60-year-old V-J day war story)

    08/13/2005 4:32:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1,312+ views
    Philly Burbs .com ^ | 8/13/05 | DAVID LEVINSKY
    War prisoner believes atomic bomb saved his life By DAVID LEVINSKY Burlington County Times Thomas Calderone believes the atomic bomb saved his life. Sixty years ago today, the Pemberton Township man was in a Japanese prisoner of war camp wondering how he would survive a fourth year of daily work and few rations when word was received that Japanese forces had surrendered. Calderone's lasting memory of the day - dubbed V-J Day for "victory over Japan" - was simply the Japanese guards telling the prisoners, "no more work." "We didn't understand why," Calderone said last week. "We didn't understand a...
  • Mama Rangel and the Mailman (Charlie is proud that the family never helped his mother)

    03/03/2005 5:02:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 686+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 3/03/05 | The Maha
    Mama Rangel and the Mailman March 3, 2005 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Charlie Rangel is back. Here he's accusing the president of pitting young against old, and black against white. RANGEL: The president has attempted to polarize sometimes the young against the old [sic] by saying they're getting a bad deal, or the black males against the white males saying that we have a disparity. RUSH: All right, stop the tape. Look, the fact of the matter is, folks, that the simple answer to this is, it is the Democrats who specifically divide groups against each other. It's in their playbook....
  • Denying Terrorism

    02/08/2005 6:28:30 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 565+ views
    http://www.netwmd.com/ ^ | February 8, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in New Jersey: An Islamic Murder of Coptic Christians?.Anyone following the investigation into the mid-January slaughter of the Armanious family (husband, wife, two young daughters), Copts living in Jersey City, N.J., knows who the presumptive suspects are: Islamists furious at a Christian Egyptian immigrant who dares engage in Internet polemics against Islam and who attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity.The authorities, however, have blinded themselves to the extensive circumstantial evidence, insisting that "no facts at this point" substantiate a religious motive for the murders.Somehow, the prosecutor missed that all four members of this...
  • 'His way,' exposed (Dubya, Bill, Hillary, David Rosen)

    01/16/2005 8:28:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 996+ views
    'His way,' exposed Sunday, January 16, 2005 WASHINGTON -- The adage about these being "the best of times and the worst of times" could not be truer as we await the second inauguration on Thursday of President George W. Bush. We read in the papers about the destruction of wonderful coastal villages and towns in Asia together with a mind-shattering loss of lives by a series of tsunamis. Then we read moronic nonsense of how the Democrats in Congress attempted to derail the electoral results in Ohio and deny Bush the presidency using a 1877 ruling. On the positive side,...
  • Pelosi: 'Having Admitted Error of His Words, President Must Admit Error of His Ways'

    01/14/2005 4:16:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 107 replies · 2,114+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/14/05
    Pelosi: 'Having Admitted Error of His Words, President Must Admit Error of His Ways' Fri Jan 14, 2:19 PM ET To: National Desk Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on remarks by President Bush in an interview with regional newspapers yesterday in which he said he regretted saying "bring 'em on" in reference to insurgents in Iraq who wanted to attack our troops: "The President has finally acknowledged that his taunting the Iraqi...
  • Slain solider spoke of his death

    12/07/2004 8:35:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 1,472+ views
    south bend tribune ^ | 12 6 04 | YONIKA WILLIS
    Slain soldier spoke of his deathHe was filled with foreboding on recent visit home, family says.By YONIKA WILLISTribune Staff Writer Joyce Adcock, of rural Goshen, reflects Monday on the life of her son, Staff Sgt. Marvin Lee Trost III, who was killed in Iraq early Sunday morning when an individual explosive device struck his vehicle.Tribune photo/JIM RIDER Trost Staff Sgt. Marvin Lee Trost III, seen here with his wife and children in a photo provided by his family, was killed in Iraq Sunday when an individual explosive device struck his vehicle. His wife, Sherry, sons Levin, 3; and Gabriel, 3...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • O'Reilly really is biased

    12/03/2004 9:48:02 AM PST · by Canuckistan · 21 replies · 780+ views
    I was just thinking about the Jeremy Glick episode. O'Reilly may be moderate politically, but that doesn't mean unbiased these days. His problem is that he isn't neutral when it comes to the United States. He is pro-American. To the left, that's biased.
  • Man ducked from flying shrimp; family sues Benihana saying it caused his death

    11/25/2004 7:40:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 3,695+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 11/24/04 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    Man ducked from flying shrimp; family sues Benihana saying it caused his death Family of man who ducked a piece of shrimp tossed by a chef is suing the chain claiming the occurrence eventually lead to the man’s death BY JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER STAFF WRITER Posted November 24 2004 A sizzling piece of shrimp tossed at a man during dinner at a Long Island Japanese restaurant in 2001 led to his death, his family has claimed in a lawsuit against the Benihana chain. Jerry Colaitis injured his neck while ducking from the shrimp, which a chef flipped his way during...
  • [Theo van Gogh and] "Education By Murder" in Holland

    11/16/2004 11:23:33 AM PST · by stevejackson · 19 replies · 939+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 16, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Holland: Portent of Things to Come? and Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism."Education by murder" describes the slow and painful way people wake up to the problem of radical Islam. It took 3,000 deaths to wake up Americans, or at least to wake up the half of them who are conservative. Likewise, it took hundreds of deaths in the Bali explosion to semi-wake up Australians; it took the Madrid assault for Spaniards, and the Beslan atrocity for Russians. Twelve workers beheaded in Iraq awoke the Nepalese.But it took just one death...
  • Cosby Says His Opinions Are Consistent

    11/11/2004 3:19:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 966+ views
    Kansas,com ^ | 11-11-04 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - Bill Cosby says the opinions he's expressed in his controversial prodding of fellow blacks are consistent with what he's done as an entertainer for more than 40 years. In several forums this year, the 67-year-old Cosby has criticized some black children for not knowing how to read or write, said some had squandered opportunities the civil rights movement gave them and unfairly blame whites for problems such as teen pregnancy and high dropout rates. "I didn't take this as a job," Cosby told CNN's Paula Zahn in an interview that was to air Thursday night. "I took...
  • MPAA prexy Glickman makes his Hollywood debut

    11/09/2004 10:32:28 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 614+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 11 9 04 | Gabriel Snyder
    Dan Glickman, in his first address to a Hollywood crowd since becoming Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy, said the perception in Washington, D.C., that the movie industry is uniformly Democratic is hurting biz interests. Movie industry lobbyists have had difficulty getting things done this year in Congress, where Republicans are steamed about both the large number of celebrities who were outspoken in favor of John Kerry (news - web sites) as well as the MPAA's decision to hire Glickman, a Democrat, to succeed Jack Valenti. "A congressperson told me, first iit was Whoopi Goldberg (news), then it was Dan...
  • Has America Learned from 9/11?

    11/02/2004 10:12:46 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 246+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 2, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    As Americans pick a president, one key criterion is how the war on terror is going. Is President Bush correct in his positive view or Senator Kerry in his negative one?This same debate, interestingly, is also taking place within conservative circles, where analysts sharing the same basic outlook - that Americans are fighting for their very existence - come to dramatically different conclusions. Consider the contrasting views of two important voices on the right, Mark Helprin and Tod Lindberg.Mr. Helprin, author of such powerful novels as A Soldier of the Great War and Winter's Tale, writes a despairing analysis in...
  • 9/10 vs. 9/12 on 11/2

    10/26/2004 7:56:44 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 368+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I can wage a better war on terror than George Bush has." So speaks Senator Kerry in the U.S. presidential campaign's final days, again reminding voters that the key issue in this race remains as it was a year earlier - deciding which candidate will better protect Americans from terrorism.As with so many topics, the basic difference between Kerry and President Bush is one of character, with the challenger repeatedly changing his mind and the president sticking with one position.On occasion, Mr. Kerry adopts Bush-like terminology. For example, in September 2004 he talked about the war on terror being "as...
  • House GOP Seeks to Quash Draft Rumor (Charlie Rangel, RAT-N.Y., would vote against HIS OWN BILL!)

    10/05/2004 2:50:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,406+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 10/05/04 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    House GOP Seeks to Quash Draft Rumor By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer October 5, 2004, 5:00 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- House Republicans sought Tuesday to quash an undying Internet rumor that the government will reinstate a military draft after the election, hoping with a vote to kill legislation that would do it, and the rumor as well. The specter of a wartime military draft like that of the Vietnam era has lingered around the presidential campaign for the past few weeks, fueled by an e-mail driven rumor mill and a campaign by Rock the Vote, a nonpartisan group that...
  • Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal [White Families Need Not Apply??]

    05/28/2004 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,001+ views
    The Record of Hackensack, aka The Bergen Record | 05.13.04
    Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal Thursday, May 13, 2004 "It means so much to them to have a home, to have some stability," says Margaret Quintana, surrounded by four of her five foster children. Margaret Quintana's most prized possessions include the mementos of a typically proud mother: pictures of smiling children, and letters, cards, and poems from them that describe the difference that her love made in their lives.They are not her biological children. They are the dozens of foster children, most of them Hispanic, whom Quintana has taken into her home during the last 16 years.Quintana...
  • Some advice for Kerry on handling his kooky crew

    07/21/2004 5:30:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 884+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/04 | Byron York
    Some advice for Kerry on handling his kooky crew Imagine you were, say, the Democratic candidate for president. You’d like to have a good week leading up to your party’s convention. So you would probably rather not: (A) See one of your top advisers be caught in a criminal investigation, accused of improperly taking highly classified documents relating to the Sept. 11 commission’s investigation. (B) See another of your advisers exposed by two high-level investigating committees as having made false statements concerning Saddam Hussein’s nuclear ambitions and African uranium. (C) See one of your closest friends and surrogates go ballistic...
  • Kerry Hides as Americans Fail to Warm to His Style (laziest candidate since Stevenson)

    07/02/2004 7:31:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies · 397+ views
    Insight Mag .com ^ | 7/01/04 | Scott Stanley Jr.
    Kerry Hides as Americans Fail to Warm to His Style Posted July 1, 2004 By Scott Stanley Jr. Washington insiders are saying that John Kerry is proving to be the laziest presidential candidate since Adlai Stevenson. For three days he has been hiding out at his wife's pickle farm in Pennsylvania without receiving important visitors of any kind, and tomorrow he heads for speeches in Cloquet, Minn., and Boomer, Wis., before stumping in Iowa river towns. Then it's back to one of his wife's mansions for Independence Day, remaining there Monday with nothing scheduled. There is speculation that Kerry will...
  • PRESIDENTIAL TRADITION - Ronald Reagan was first President to return salutes (in his own words)

    06/11/2004 4:15:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 645+ views
    Ronald Reagan .com ^ | Ronald Reagan
    PRESIDENTIAL TRADITION I never ceased to enjoy reviewing our men and women in uniform and hope I started a new tradition for presidents. As commander in chief, I discovered it was customary for our uniformed men and women to salute whenever they saw me. When I'd walk down the steps of a helicopter, for example, there was always a marine waiting there to salute me. I was told presidents weren't supposed to return salutes, so I didn't, but this made me feel a little uncomfortable. Normally, a person offering a salute waits until it is returned, then brings down his...
  • High Point Publisher Leaves $1 Million To His Dogs

    05/12/2004 4:36:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 184+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 5/12/04
    High Point Publisher Leaves $1 Million To His Dogs POSTED: 7:14 am EDT May 12, 2004 UPDATED: 7:39 am EDT May 12, 2004 HIGH POINT, N.C. -- When High Point Enterprise publisher Randall Terry Jr. died last week, he left a substantial amount of money to six of his closest companions -- his golden retrievers. Ajax, Athena, Achilles, Diana, Rumor and Venus were his family, says Terry's assistant Paula Welton. The dogs and their owner shared the kind of bond only dog-lovers know, and Welton says the dogs gave Terry peace in his final moments. They came to visit him...
  • Dean Digs His own Grave

    09/22/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by JimVT · 10 replies · 179+ views
    FOX ^ | 9/22/03 | O'Reilly
    Anybody see that total idiot Al Franken spewing his foul-mouth garbage before the DEAN campaign fund raiser as shown on O'Reilly? I'm keeping a list of the times Howard "The Little Corporal" Dean is sticking his foot in his mouth. When the number of retractions equals the number of people who would actually vote for him...he loses!
  • At last, "Dutch" Reagan gets his due

    08/19/2003 7:46:05 AM PDT · by bedolido · 38 replies · 331+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 08/19/03 | JOHN O'SULLIVAN
    On the day that Ronald Reagan left office in January 1989, I had dinner with the Soviet ambassador. He was a guest at three Bush inaugural dinners that night, but he generously stayed at the National Review dinner for two courses and 90 minutes. And in that time he electrified the other guests with his remarks on Eastern Europe. The Soviet Union, he said, would not intervene in Eastern Europe if the peoples there decided they wanted non-communist governments. Questioned closely by his fellow guests William Safire and Jeane Kirkpatrick, he repeated this assurance several times. When he left, we...
  • Losing his religion - Apostate Ibn Warraq campaigns for the right not to be a Muslim

    08/18/2003 6:35:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 310+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 0/18/03 | Lee Smith
    <p>EVER SINCE SEPT. 11, 2001, American scholars, pundits, and ordinary citizens have not hesitated to offer their opinions about the state of Islam. Critics say the religion is long overdue for the kind of a thoroughgoing reformation that modernized and diversified Christianity in the 16th century. More sympathetic voices argue that today's Islam is not an ideological monolith but a thriving culture, with as many Islams as there are Muslims. But what has been virtually ignored is that there are Muslims, both in the Muslim world and outside it, who want nothing to do with Islam, moderate or otherwise.</p>
  • Tax rebel can't sell his book, judge rules

    06/22/2003 10:10:59 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 246 replies · 391+ views
    first ammendment center.org ^ | 6.21.03 | The Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS — A tax protester may not sell his book that contends paying income tax is voluntary, a federal judge ruled June 16. U.S. District Judge Lloyd D. George wrote in an order banning the book that Irwin Schiff is not protected by the First Amendment because he has encouraged people not to pay taxes. "There is no protection ... for speech or advocacy that is directed toward producing imminent lawless action," George wrote in support of the preliminary injunction on the book, The Federal Mafia: How It Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes. The Internal Revenue Service...
  • Jeffords raises $1+million. There's a sucker born every minute.

    02/05/2003 6:48:13 PM PST · by JimVT · 5 replies · 246+ views
    WCAX-TV ^ | 02/05/03 | WCAX-TV
    This is the transcript from the 6p.m. Ch3 WCAX-TV news. It's publicity every politician dreams of.....the whole political world was focused on Jim Jeffords nearly two years ago....his declaration of Independence put Senate Democrats in power and derailed the Republicans agenda.... This fall, the GOP regained their power but Jeffords is still reaping the benefits when it comes to fundraising. In the last six months, Jeffords raised 1-point-1 million dollars. (graphic) Contributions Since July 1, 2002 $1,123,090. That's on top of the half million dollars, the Republican turned Independent already had on hand. Since aligning himself with the Democrats nearly...