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  • The 'Misunderestimated' President?

    01/08/2009 6:34:03 AM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies · 1,295+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/8/09
    All politicians are prone to make slips of the tongue in the heat of the moment - and President George W Bush has made more than most. The word "Bushism" has been coined to label his occasional verbal lapses during eight years in office, which come to an end on 20 January. Here are some of his most memorable pronouncements. ON HIMSELF"They misunderestimated me." Bentonville, Arkansas, 6 November, 2000 ''I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe - I believe what I believe is right." Rome, 22 July, 2001 "There's an...
  • Getting to know Bambi: Chicken Little

    01/06/2009 11:59:51 AM PST · by clyde_m · 5 replies · 280+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 6, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Trillion-dollar deficit? First, I am doubtful when the Old Grey Prostitute tells us about fighting off Great Depression v2.0. That suggests to me that when it does not come, they can bless Bambi for the protection. By setting the mark so high, they set themselves up for kissing the ring of the savior (and asking us to join).
  • Top 10 Quotes of 2008

    12/30/2008 8:51:56 AM PST · by DennisR · 40 replies · 1,218+ views
    Daily News ^ | December 15, 2008 | Editor, Yale Book of Quotations
    The Top 10 quotes of 2008, as compiled by the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations: 1. "I can see Russia from my house!" — Comedian Tina Fey, while impersonating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the TV comedy show "Saturday Night Live," broadcast Sept. 13. 2. "All of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years." — Palin, responding to a request by CBS anchor Katie Couric to name the newspapers or magazines she reads, broadcast Oct. 1.
  • Top Obama speechwriter under fire for Hillary cardboard cutout grope...

    12/05/2008 10:39:07 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 26 replies · 2,416+ views
    For a while there this afternoon, President-elect Barack Obama's immensely talented chief speechwriter, 27-year-old Jon Favreau, might have been pondering how to address that question.
  • Obama and Biden bode well for Constitution

    11/20/2008 4:27:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies · 1,573+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11/20/2008 | John Nichols
    President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are supposedly very different pieces of the Democratic puzzle. Obama is the relative newcomer to Washington, the change agent. Biden is the senior "man of Washington," the old hand who can make change a reality. But Obama and Biden have one thing in common: They've both done stints as constitutional law professors. Obama taught at the University of Chicago Law School -- along with brilliant former jurist and liberal Congressman Abner Mikva -- while Biden has for many years taught at Widener Law School in Delaware. This unique pairing intrigues New York...
  • Caption This Pic [Obama looking THUUUUPER!]

    10/28/2008 12:57:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies · 1,773+ views
  • With friends like that (AYERS)

    08/29/2008 10:37:33 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 12 replies · 161+ views
    Victorville CA Daily Press ^ | August 29, 2008 | Steve Williams
    I am honored to be here tonight. A proud mother. A proud Democrat. A proud American. And a proud supporter of Barack Obama." So went Hillary Clinton's opening line Tuesday night to the faithful gathered in Denver to make Barack Obama's nomination as the Democrats' presidential candidate official. What's missing in that line? Bill Clinton. The only time she mentioned the man responsible for her being the former first lady, for her being the current junior senator from New York, and for coming oh-so-close to the Democrat nomination for president, was when she said, "And when Barack Obama is in...
  • Flashback: 40 Years Ago Today, Bill Ayers Arrested at DNC

    08/28/2008 12:17:43 PM PDT · by flyfree · 19 replies · 885+ views
    johnmccain ^ | Michael Goldfarb
    For those Democrats who are too young to have a proper appreciation of their party's history, which likely includes most of Senator Obama's supporters, we direct your attention to a memorable moment in DNC history that shows how the current nominee really is connected to the party's past as much as its future. It was forty years ago today that Barack Obama friend and political ally, and unrepentant terrorists, William Ayers was arrested while protesting the DNC proceedings. William Ayers set no bombs that day, but he was only working his way up from petty criminal to domestic terrorist. And...
  • Jimmy Carter Calls Barack Obama A "Black Boy"

    08/27/2008 5:05:16 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 72 replies · 1,130+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/26/08
    "Using terms that would send Republicans into the history books, Jimmy Carter on PBS calls Barack this Black Boy" I couldn't believe it until I heard it for myself.
  • Fire in the Night: The Weathermen tried to kill my family

    08/27/2008 12:40:16 PM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies · 205+ views
    City Journal ^ | 4/30/2008 | John M. Murtagh
    During the April 16 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, moderator George Stephanopoulos brought up “a gentleman named William Ayers,” who “was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.” Stephanopoulos then asked Obama to explain his relationship with Ayers. Obama’s answer: “The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.” Obama was indeed only eight in...