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  • Obama calls Kanye a 'jackass'...

    09/14/2009 6:22:22 PM PDT · by mathprof · 192 replies · 7,331+ views
    politico ^ | 9/14/09
    ABC News reporter Terry Moran caused quite a commotion tonight on Twitter following after writing: "Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a "jackass" for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential." Although it wasn't long before Moran removed it, with over a million followers, the tweet quickly bounced around Twitter through various users. Now, an ABC spokesperson explains to POLITICO what happened:
  • Olbermann WPITW: Talks Ratings, Rips LA Times (Listed show "Jackass" in place of "Countdown...)

    08/23/2009 2:12:19 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies · 1,249+ views
    MediaBistro ^ | Sunday, Aug 23 | MB
    In Friday's WPITW, Keith Olbermann slammed the LA Times and writer Andrew Malcolm. We noted on Friday that the LA Times had issued a correction for its TV schedule which had listed the show "Jackass" in place of "Countdown." Pretty funny mistake. But not so hilarious -- for Olbermann at least -- was a one-line zinger "Top of the Ticket" blogger Malcolm had delivered in his summary of the little incident: But without this kind of correction, online too, a few thousand people might have tuned into MSNBC, the Obama administration's favorite cable channel, expecting to see a "Jackass" show,...
  • LA Times Accidentally Lists 'Jackass' in Olbermann's Time Slot

    08/21/2009 7:55:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies · 897+ views
    LA Times Accidentally Lists 'Jackass' in Olbermann's Time Slot By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-08-21 10:27 The Los Angeles Times Calendar section on Thursday accidentally listed MTV's hit series "Jackass" as airing on MSNBC at 7 and 10PM. 7 and 10PM just so happen to be when "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" replays on the West Coast. Innocent mistake or Freudian slip? You decide as you read what Andrew Malcolm deliciously reported [1] Friday: Here is an actual correction from Page A4 of today's print edition: FOR THE RECORD: TV listings: The Prime-Time TV grid in Thursday's Calendar section mistakenly listed MTV's...
  • Newspaper corrects 'Jackass' Keith Olbermann mixup

    08/21/2009 6:26:28 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 17 replies · 1,195+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm
    TV listings: The Prime-Time TV grid in Thursday's Calendar section mistakenly listed MTV's "Jackass" show on the MSNBC cable schedule at 7 and 10 p.m. where instead MSNBC's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" should have been listed.
  • Man suffers critical injuries after apparent stunt

    06/29/2009 9:29:06 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies · 488+ views
    The Canadian Press Updated: Mon. Jun. 29 2009 4:55 PM ET MONTREAL — A man is in critical condition in Montreal after falling off the roof of a moving SUV while performing what may have been a dangerous stunt known as car surfing. The man's head struck the pavement when he lost his balance. Police say they are attempting to identify the man, who is believed to be in his 20s. Car surfing is a daredevil-style of acrobatics during which passengers perform stunts while riding on top of a moving vehicle.
  • Comrade Sheila Jackson Lee

    04/02/2009 3:10:08 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 18 replies · 898+ views
    vanity | 4/3/09 | Self
    Anyone just see Comrade Sheila Jackasson Lee on Fox Business News? This loony communist was stating how the well to do people in the United States need to give back to the dropouts and deadbeats because of all the freedoms this country gives those that have made it-basically that someone is owed a living. Forced collectivism and social engineering is what it's called. And it's never worked, ANYWHERE you liberal dope.
  • McCain: There's plenty of blame in AIG mess

    03/18/2009 9:26:38 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 993+ views
    Despite contrary news reports, sources in the Obama administration insist they did not know until just last week that AIG was paying employees big bonuses. But it doesn't matter when they figured it out, said Arizona Senator John McCain. The Republican senator told the Fox News Channel the real screw-up is that the bonuses were allowed. "What's this, the fourth package that they've gotten of tens of billions of dollars and there was a provision, I'm told, that was an attempt to limit executive compensation and that was killed."
  • Guantanamo abuse has worsened since Obama: lawyer

    02/25/2009 6:39:53 AM PST · by NeoConfederate · 10 replies · 606+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 25, 2009 | Luke Baker
    LONDON (Reuters) - Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the camp is closed, according to a lawyer who represents detainees.
  • The Action Americans Need (Barack barf)

    02/04/2009 10:32:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 855+ views ^ | Feb. 5, 2009 | Barack Obama
    By now, it's clear to everyone that we have inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the days of the Great Depression. Millions of jobs that Americans relied on just a year ago are gone; millions more of the nest eggs families worked so hard to build have vanished. People everywhere are worried about what tomorrow will bring. What Americans expect from Washington is action that matches the urgency they feel in their daily lives -- action that's swift, bold and wise enough for us to climb out of this crisis. Because each day we wait...
  • Butterfingers Obama lets Blackberry slip

    01/17/2009 4:26:35 PM PST · by hjaze · 44 replies · 1,536+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 17th of January 2009 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama's cherished Blackberry slipped through his fingers Friday — but it was only a butterfingers moment. Obama, who has been reluctant to relinquish the device when he becomes president, dropped his Blackberry and its hard plastic case onto an airport tarmac as he emerged from his fortified vehicle. A Secret Service agent hustled to pick it up.
  • Obama may keep BlackBerry after all(Not giving it up)

    01/17/2009 7:22:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 58 replies · 1,702+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/17/09 10:18 AM EST | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    Chalk up one possible win for Obama: He might be able to keep his BlackBerry after all. He's been resisting the advice of lawyers and others to give up the e-mail device upon taking office because he views it as his connection to the outside world. “I think we're going to be able to beat this back,” Obama said in a CNN interview of the pressure on him to give it up. “I think we're going to be able to hang onto one of these. Now, my working assumption, and this is not new, is that everything I write on...
  • Letter: I'm no RINO

    12/22/2008 1:50:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1,873+ views
    The Concord Monitor, Concord NH ^ | 2008-12-22 | Richard L. Fortin
    I have closely researched the constitution and bylaws of the Republican State Committee, and nowhere do I find a provision for designating registered Republicans as RINOs (Republicans in name only). So who is it that has the authority to make such a designation? The RINO designation is being bandied about by certain self-appointed Reagan Republicans as though they have the sole claim to be real Republicans. Was it not Ronald Reagan who popularized the phrase "the big tent," under which all Republicans to the left or right were welcome? Now we have this shrinking minority of so-called Reagan Republicans claiming...
  • Call Senator McCain and demand that he defend Sarah Palin!!!

    11/07/2008 1:46:36 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 188 replies · 4,335+ views ^ | November 07, 2008 | Baldilocks, AKA Juliette Akinyi Ochieng, SSgt, USAFR (ret.)
    Phoenix Office: 5353 North 16th Street Suite 105 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Main: 602-952-2410 Fax: 602-952-8702 Tempe Office: 4703 South Lakeshore Drive Suite 1 Tempe, AZ 85282 Main: 480-897-6289 Fax: 480-897-8389 Tucson Office: 407 West Congress Street Suite 103 Tucson, AZ 85701 Main: 520-670-6334 Fax: 520-670-6637 Washington Office: 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Main: 202-224-2235 Fax: 202-228-2862 I call on Captain John S. McCain, USN (ret.), Republican, Senior Senator from Arizona, to put a stop to the public smearing of your erstwhile running mate, Governor Sarah L. Palin, Republican from Alaska. Governor Palin committed herself and her...
  • Where we go from here (Fair Tax)

    11/06/2008 4:11:01 PM PST · by Man50D · 22 replies · 670+ views
    Americans For fair Taxation ^ | November 5, 2008 | Ken Hoagland
    There is much to say in these, the days after the election so I'll be brief as I share a few thoughts about the FairTax in the days is non-partisan, but I know the same cannot be said for many of our supporters. And, as such, I suspect yesterday's results came as a disappointment for some. For me, I look at things through many lenses--as a father, as a taxpayer, as an American, as National Communications Director for For my role in particular, I see both challenges and incredible opportunities in the days ahead for our great...
  • Anybody know the story behind Palin's Donkey scarf? (vanity!)

    10/23/2008 12:48:21 PM PDT · by RonnieFan · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    Jezebel ^ | 10-23-23 | me
    Several left-wing blogs are all atwitter about a picture of Sarah Palin from a rally in Reno, Nev., Oct. 21 which shows her wearing a red, white and blue scarf with what appears to be donkeys on it. Anyone know the story behind this? I did a Google search and gave up after 5 pages of left-wing sites commenting on it. Linked is one example from a site called Jezebel at
  • Biden's Politeness With Palin Is Over

    10/10/2008 5:58:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies · 1,315+ views
    See BS ^ | 10/10/2008 | Ryan Corsaro
    (SPRINGFIELD, MO.) - While Joe Biden talks about the “big issues” the country is facing - the worsening economic crisis, the need for energy independence, the disappearing pensions for American workers – it’s also worth noting that he has changed his tone on Sarah Palin to one that borders on condescension and mockery. Prior to the debate, Biden said he “respected” Palin and limited his comments to saying “I don’t know much about her” when he spoke publicly. In Green Bay last month, Biden said, “Sarah Palin has made a couple really good political speeches, and she makes a very...
  • Barney Frank: Sarah Palin’s family life is fair game

    09/02/2008 2:58:29 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 115 replies · 523+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 2, 2008 | NA
    Barney Frank: Sarah Palin’s family life is fair game Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - Updated 5m ago WASHINGTON - Rep. Barney Frank is among the first Democrats to publicly say Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s family background, including the pregnancy of her unwed teenage daughter, should be fair game for campaign discussion. Republicans have stressed Palin’s conservative family values in announcing her selection as John McCain’s running mate. Frank says the disclosure about her daughter undercuts conservative claims that liberalism harms family life. Frank said Palin’s family is "in great turmoil." Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has said he considers family...
  • Diddy's Off-the-Cuff Dispute

    06/02/2008 9:25:20 PM PDT · by Huntress · 7 replies · 142+ views ^ | 6/2/08 | Unattributed
    Sean "Diddy" Combs is a multi-millionaire mogul who leads a life most can only dream of. So why is he pissed off at a rinky-dink website that sells cufflinks? We're told Diddy unleashed his big-time lawyers on a website called, a small, family-owned cufflink seller. They fired off a letter telling them that the business' name was way too similar to his. Wait -- didn't he change his name to Diddy years ago? We hear the business gets its name from the owner of the company -- he's just a proud dad who sells cufflinks. The owner of the...
  • Parents of Soldiers Killed in Action Seek $40B From Anti-War Shirt Seller

    05/01/2008 6:38:34 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 37 replies · 126+ views
    Artorius Castus Blog ^ | 01 May 08 | ASSociated Press
    PHOENIX — A Tennessee couple who lost their son in Iraq want an Arizona merchant to pay more than $40 billion in damages to survivors of soldiers whose names are on the anti-war shirts he is selling online.
  • Old news or not, this guy deserves the Jackass of the Day Award

    04/15/2008 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Bishop_Malachi · 8 replies · 128+ views
    Knee Deep in the Hooah! ^ | April 14th, 2008 | Claire Shackelford
    Today’s Jackass of the Day Award is given to one very deserving jackass, indeed. Mr. Dick Cavett, you should be proud. You, sir, are the biggest jackass I think I have awarded this to. I don’t know. It’s such a hard call, and “jackassishness” is such a hard thing to measure. I think we’ll have a vote at the end of the year to elect our top five over all jackasses of the year. You are sure to be elected in that poll.
  • Your Rights or Results: You Choose!

    02/27/2008 3:35:09 PM PST · by Bear Brooks · 2 replies · 309+ views ^ | 2/26/2008 | Bear Brooks
    You cannot have it both ways! Every year in America, this “both ways” mentality gets worse and worse. Somewhere along the line Americans started thinking that we could have all of our rights and freedoms and have expedient justice and results at the same time. Well, I have to tell you: YOU CANNOT. There is a blend of the two that must be championed if we are going to continue being a successful country. The mortgage crisis of late is one of the great disasters caused by this “have it both ways” mentality. The government was constantly pressured by citizens...
  • Suicide Voter Part Deux: why Republicans MUST lose this election for the party to survive

    02/21/2008 3:57:21 PM PST · by rightwingcpa · 39 replies · 428+ views
    His Crazy Brain | February 21, 2008 | RightWingCPA
    First let me give you my background. I am a 25 year old protestant conservative in Los Angeles (whatever, my vote won't count anyway). UCLA graduate in Economics, currently in Finance. I am very passionate about economics, and am very involved in the financial markets. I would like to think I am good at making financial predictions. It is believed that the US economy will head in to a recession (if not already). I believe that there is a high probability that we are headed to a complete meltdown in the financial markets and neither the government nor the Fed...
  • Judge dismisses sexual harassment charges against 2 Ore. teens

    08/20/2007 11:32:16 AM PDT · by rednesss · 204 replies · 2,984+ views ^ | 8-20-07 | WILLIAM McCALL
    Judge dismisses sexual harassment charges against 2 Ore. teens 08/20/2007 By WILLIAM McCALL / Associated Press Two 13-year-old boys accused of slapping girls' bottoms and poking or cupping girls' breasts at school apologized on Monday as a judge dismissed charges against the two, ending a six-month case that drew national attention. The charges triggered a debate over whether such behavior in school should be considered criminal. Four girls listed as victims by the prosecutors had asked the judge to drop the charges against Cory Mashburn and Ryan Cornelison. Yamhill County Judge John Collins did so on Monday, saying it was...

    07/19/2007 3:42:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 799+ views ^ | 7-19-07
    Congressman Ron Paul U.S. House of Representatives September 10, 2002 QUESTIONS THAT WON'T BE ASKED ABOUT IRAQ Soon we hope to have hearings on the pending war with Iraq. I am concerned there are some questions that won’t be asked- and maybe will not even be allowed to be asked. Here are some questions I would like answered by those who are urging us to start this war. 1. Is it not true that the reason we did not bomb the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War was because we knew they could retaliate? 2. Is it...
  • Leaders In Defeat **Harry Reid**

    06/15/2007 6:39:42 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 769+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 14 June 2007 | Staff
    Politics: When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls America's top brass "incompetent," one wonders if he's not really using what psychologists call "projection" — attributing to others what you most fear about yourself. 'Incompetent" is how Reid, talking to liberal bloggers on Tuesday, described outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and Marine Gen. Peter Pace. He should talk.
  • Wisconsin man burned copying stunt from 'Jackass' movie(Genital Burns - Owwww!)

    03/08/2007 10:26:17 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 1,661+ views
    Attempts to duplicate a movie stunt landed one man in the hospital with burned genitals and another facing criminal charges. The men were trying to do a stunt from one of the "Jackass'' movies, in which a character lights his genitals on fire. Jared W. Anderson, 20, suffered serious burns to his hands and genitals, according to the criminal complaint. Randell D. Peterson, 43, who sprayed lighter fluid on Anderson and lit him on fire, was charged with felony battery and first-degree reckless endangerment Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court. Witnesses told police that Anderson, who was drunk, volunteered to...
  • Man burns genitals in 'Jackass' stunt

    03/07/2007 7:51:06 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 54 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 3/7/07
    Man burns genitals in 'Jackass' stunt 18 minutes ago EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Attempts to do a movie stunt landed one man in the hospital with burned genitals and another facing criminal charges. The men were trying to do a stunt from one of the "Jackass" movies, in which a character lights his genitals on fire. Jared W. Anderson, 20, suffered serious burns to his hands and genitals, according to the criminal complaint. Randell D. Peterson, 43, who sprayed lighter fluid on Anderson and lit him on fire, was charged with felony battery and first-degree reckless endangerment Tuesday in Eau...
  • Obama, Legally Blonde? (Maureen Dowd Takes off the Gloves for Hillary)

    02/14/2007 6:49:28 AM PST · by meg88 · 41 replies · 3,925+ views
    Barack Obama looked as if he needed a smoke and he needed it bad. So there he was, trying to meet the deep, inexhaustible needs of both Iowa activists and the global press behemoth on his first swing across the state, while giving up cigarettes. He was a tad testy. “I’ve been chewing Nicorette all day long,” he told reporters at a press conference in Ames on Sunday, where he was getting irritated at suggestions that he lacked substance and at the specter of his vanishing privacy. The Illinois senator didn’t have on an implacable mask of amiability, as Hillary...
  • A picture tells a 1000 words.....(Kerry snubbed in Iraq)

    12/26/2006 7:07:27 PM PST · by Dan Evans · 217 replies · 15,416+ views
    "This is a true story.....Check out this photo from our mess hall at the US Embassy yesterday morning. Sen. Kerry found himself all alone while he was over here. He cancelled his press conference because no one came, he worked out alone in the gym w/o any soldiers even going up to say hi or ask for an autograph (I was one of those who was in the gym at the same time), and he found himself eating breakfast with only a couple of folks who are obviously not troops. What is amazing is Bill O'Reilly came to visit with...
  • Kucinich to run on antiwar platform

    12/13/2006 11:36:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 439+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2006 | Christina Bellantoni
    Kucinich to run on antiwar platform By Christina Bellantoni THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published December 13, 2006 Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich raised the stakes for Democratic White House hopefuls yesterday, jumping into the 2008 race with a challenge to his own party -- end the war in Iraq. The Ohio Democrat making his second bid for the presidency called himself the only true antiwar candidate, saying the U.S. should defund the war immediately and bring the troops home. "My conscience calls me to action," Mr. Kucinich, 60, said at Cleveland City Hall. "I am not going to stand by and watch...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Thursday, December 07, 2006

    12/07/2006 2:40:13 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 195 replies · 2,154+ views
  • Democrats Tell President Bush: Don't Propose Judges Against Abortion

    11/13/2006 4:26:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 223 replies · 3,822+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/13/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Now that the elections have given them control of the Senate, leading Democrats on judicial issues have a message for President Bush. They don't want him to send up for confirmation any judges who would be hostile to legalized abortion or they plan vote down or filibuster them. Democrats now have 51 votes in the Senate and will likely have a slim one vote majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee when Congress starts its new session in January. Though they technically have enough votes on the panel and in the Senate to defeat any Bush judicial...
  • Reason Magazine Blogger Finds Pleasure in Tears of Rick Santorum's 8-year-old Daughter

    11/12/2006 10:48:17 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 286 replies · 5,987+ views
    Right Reason philosophical conservatism. ^ | 11/11/2006 | Francis J. Beckwith
    Reason Magazine Blogger Finds Pleasure in Tears of Rick Santorum's 8-year-old Daughter Because the libertarian universe has no place for the vulnerable, weak, or the dependent--since none are autonomous adult-choosers in search of virtual kiddie porn--it has no qualms in providing a forum in which children and their families can be verbally abused and have profanities hurled at them. Read and weep Julian Sanchez's "Your Tears Are So Yummy and Sweet" in which the writer says he finds joy in the tears of Rick Santorum's eight-year-old daughter, who is pictured crying next to her father as he gives his concession...
  • Rocket Stunt Backfires As Soldier Aims Too Low

    11/09/2006 1:59:15 AM PST · by nevergore · 30 replies · 1,650+ views
    The London Times ^ | 11/09/2006 | Michael Horsnell
    The blue touchpaper was lit and everyone retired immediately, just as the firework code recommends. That is, except for the squaddie who had recently returned home from a tour of duty in Iraq, and thought that Bonfire Night needed enlivening. The soldier was on all fours with his trousers down and a certain part of his anatomy pointing at the stars with a Black Cat Thunderbolt rocket firmly in place. ~snip~ In something of an under-statement, safety experts said yesterday that launching a rocket from the backside was a practice that contravened the firework code.
  • Caption This (Howard Dean)

    11/08/2006 10:28:59 AM PST · by PatriotEdition · 38 replies · 1,943+ views

    11/01/2006 11:32:15 AM PST · by · 164 replies · 7,661+ views
    The top of THE DRUDGE REPORT!
  • History Lesson (humor)

    10/20/2006 6:54:53 PM PDT · by stylin_geek · 9 replies · 828+ views
    email ^ | 10/20/2006 | Bob Jones
    Humans existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters and gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in winter. The 2 most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into 2 distinct subgroups: Liberals and Conservatives. Once beer was discovered it required grain and that was...

    10/13/2006 9:53:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 507+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 13, 2006 | two letters to the editor
    THE ISSUE: Mayor Bloomberg's gun-control initiative and affiliation with gun-toting rappers. "Sheriff Mike Hails 109 in Mayor Posse" (Oct. 6) reports that Mayor Bloomberg led a group of like-minded mayors to Washington, D.C., to demand that Capitol Hill slash the Second Amendment and save us all from violent street thugs. But one day prior, on Oct. 5, Bloomberg was pictured in The Post with the well-known "crime-fighter," Ice-T, who rose to fame in the '90s with his ode to law and order entitled "Cop Killer." If Bloomberg truly wants to reduce violent crime, he should be pushing his friends in...
  • Sen. John Kerry: 'Take Up God's Work as Our Own' (MAJOR Barf Alert!!!)

    09/19/2006 3:44:22 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 38 replies · 1,032+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 19 September 2006
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry on Monday urged people of faith to work cooperatively on problems such as poverty, global warming and reducing the number of abortions - "godly tasks" that transcend the nation's culture wars. In a speech laced with anecdotes of his own journey of faith, Kerry, a Roman Catholic, told students in a speech at Pepperdine University that "we can take up God's work as our own. "Shame on us if we use our faith to divide and alienate people from one another, or if we draft God into partisan service," Kerry said. "As God gives us the...
  • Newsman to Tony Snow: 'Don't Point Your Finger At Me!' (David Gregory)

    09/05/2006 3:35:58 PM PDT · by Peach · 349 replies · 10,524+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | September 5, 2006 | EP Staff
    NEW YORK A not especially eventful press briefing at the White House today turned rancorous with NBC's David Gregory telling Press Secretary Tony Snow, "Don't point your finger at me," and Snow accusing the newsman of being "rude" and delivering Democratic talking points. Earlier, speaking to reporters, Snow, continuing the administration's media focus on the war on terror, accused "some in the Democratic Party" of saying "we shouldn't fight the war" and "we shouldn't apprehend al-Qaeda" or even "question al-Qaeda." Snow got into a tussle with Gregory after the NBC journalist told him, in a lengthy remark, that the public...
  • Mayor Nagin's viewpoint of Ground Zero

    08/25/2006 5:50:23 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 69 replies · 1,669+ views
    Take Back the ^ | August 25, 2006 | Tim Sumner reports: NEW YORK -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, confronted with accusations he's taking too long to rebuild his city after Hurricane Katrina, takes a swipe at New York's redevelopment of the World Trade Center site on a television news show. Nagin, weaving through the wreckage in the devastated Ninth Ward neighborhood, claimed much of the debris was removed from public property, but when a "60 Minutes" correspondent pointed out flood-damaged cars on the streets, Nagin shot back, "You guys in New York can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later. So let's be...
  • Iranian Leader Bans Usage of Foreign Words

    07/29/2006 4:54:22 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies · 842+ views
    Yahpoo ^ | 7/29/2006 | Yahpoo
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered government and cultural bodies to use modified Persian words to replace foreign words that have crept into the language, such as "pizzas" which will now be known as "elastic loaves," state media reported Saturday. The presidential decree, issued earlier this week, orders all governmental agencies, newspapers and publications to use words deemed more appropriate by the official language watchdog, the Farhangestan Zaban e Farsi, or Persian Academy, the Irna official news agency reported. The academy has introduced more than 2,000 words as alternatives for some of the foreign words that have...
  • Kerry: ‘I Was Wrong' On Iraq

    06/13/2006 3:49:46 PM PDT · by fuyb · 247 replies · 4,182+ views ^ | June 13, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    Washington, D.C. ( - U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts on Tuesday told an audience at the liberal Take Back America conference that he was sorry for voting to authorize the war in Iraq, calling the entire mission "a mistake." "We were misled, we were given evidence that was not true," Kerry said. "It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote [for it]." Kerry, who led an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2004, said it was necessary to admit mistakes because "you cannot change the future if you''re not honest about the past." He criticized supporters of the...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Flight 93 Movie Reaches Altitude Of Pain (LEFTY REVIEW BARF ALERT)

    05/12/2006 6:19:25 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 36 replies · 1,226+ views
    Southwest News Herald - Chicago ^ | May 9, 2006 | Ray Hanania
    The first thing that really hits you as you watch the movie “Flight 93” with gut-wrenching apprehension is the confusion. More frightening than anything is the realization that the government is so uncoordinated, unconnected, and confused that any terrorist, including one sitting in a cave, can bring this country to its knees. There were more than 4,200 planes flying across the skies of America on Sept. 11, 2001, and all the terrorists had to do was grab four. The most shocking truth is that the Federal Aviation Administration, the vaunted and powerful NORAD, the White House and the Pentagon, all...
  • Jimmy Carter: Disgrace to the Human Race

    05/08/2006 6:49:15 PM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies · 1,645+ views
    In his acceptance speech for the 1976 Democratic nomination, Jimmy Carter said a memorable phrase: The income tax system, he said, “is a disgrace to the human race.” It is certainly the best rhyme of Carter’s presidency, and it is still apt, because it describes Carter himself to a T. After flunking as president, Jimmy Carter has now become an unalloyed embarassment. As president Carter almost managed to drive the US economy off the road, with the highest combined inflation and unemployment rate in a half century. Even worse, it was Carter who brought Ayatollah Khomeini to power, by refusing...
  • Kurt Vonnegut: Bush and Hitler Different

    03/11/2006 10:38:33 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 67 replies · 1,893+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/11/06 | unknown
    Add lefty literary luminary Kurt Vonnegut to the list of notables who think comparing President Bush to Hitler is the trendy thing to do these days. According to the Columbus Free Press, Vonnegut was speaking at Ohio State University earlier this week when he offered his insights on the Bush presidency. "I just want to say that George W. Bush is the syphilis president,” the "Slaughterhouse Five" author opined. Without elaborating on that insult, Vonnegut quickly segued into his next anti-Bush blast: "The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected." Vonnegut then reportedly told the Ohio...
  • Preschool reform measure won't close learning gap for poor

    02/26/2006 10:55:31 AM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 27 replies · 538+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | February 26, 2006 | Bruce Fuller
    Posted on Sun, Feb. 26, 2006 Preschool reform measure won't close learning gap for poorBy Bruce Fuller Like every would-be savior in the annals of school reform, Reiner promises miraculous results from his plan to spend $23 billion in the coming decade for preschool. Just over 64 percent of California's half-million 4-year-olds already attend a preschool center... Reiner's ``universal'' program would boost the enrollment rate only to 70 just 6 percent, or 32,000 4-year-olds statewide, at a cost of $2.3 billion a year.We are learning empirically that gains experienced by poor children who attend preschool fade by third...