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  • Dave Letterman: 'Why,' you ask?

    01/08/2006 4:16:56 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 77 replies · 3,359+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9 January 2006 | Pat Boone
    I love Dave Letterman. He's my idea of the funniest man in America. I appreciate his intellect, his quirky, irritated ideas about what's funny, and certainly respect his right to whatever opinions he has about anything. I confess he irks me with his nightly ridicule and denigration of our president. He's really got it in for George Bush, and he and the staff select little snippets of speeches, or a stumble, or a door that doesn't open, or even just a little aside and shoulder-shaking chuckle – anything that makes the president appear foolish – and revel in derisive laughter....
  • The boss is a jerk: survey

    01/04/2006 7:37:42 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 3 replies · 320+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 5 January 2006
    IF you think your boss is a jerk you are not alone, a survey shows. A career website asked 520 people about working for arrogant, incompetent or sexist superiors and found 82 per cent said they had. And torment from the boss from hell forced more than half of them to quit their jobs in search of greener pastures. Only 8 per cent of those surveyed said they had the gumption to complain directly to their boss, while 21 per cent took it to the tea room, whinging to colleagues, supervisors or unfortunate partners. The most common attribute that made...
  • An Ill Wind Off Cape Cod (EnviroLeftists don't want windmills where THEY can see them)

    12/16/2005 8:14:17 AM PST · by pabianice · 46 replies · 1,189+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/16/05 | RFK The Lesser
    By R.F. Kennedy, Jr. AS an environmentalist, I support wind power, including wind power on the high seas. I am also involved in siting wind farms in appropriate landscapes, of which there are many. But I do believe that some places should be off limits to any sort of industrial development. I wouldn't build a wind farm in Yosemite National Park. Nor would I build one on Nantucket Sound, which is exactly what the company Energy Management is trying to do with its Cape Wind project. Environmental groups have been enticed by Cape Wind, but they should be wary of...
  • "Your Xbox 360 won't ship till after Christams..."

    11/18/2005 6:44:10 AM PST · by mr. mojo risin · 96 replies · 2,510+ views
    1up ^ | 11-16-05 | D. Karlin
    I put a $50 pre-order on an Xbox 360 in August 2005. The video game store employee (a walking commercial on why to go to college) promised a delivery date of November 23, 2005. Yesterday, the store left an auto mated message; "Microsoft is not going to deliver the quantity of Xboxes they promised. Your Xbox won't arrive until 2006." Unfortunately, my kids played the answering machine before I got home from work. It was a shock and disappointment for them, as several did not know I ordered it. I can only find mention on news of a delayed launch...
  • Where are all the Hariet Miers supporters now???

    10/31/2005 9:23:20 PM PST · by nowings · 46 replies · 1,240+ views
    Now that we have a real Scotus nominee where are all the Miers supporters. Be consistant if you can.
  • OCT 27th: The Mark Leving Show Thread

    10/27/2005 3:03:42 PM PDT · by llevrok · 6 replies · 290+ views
    Defonw must be in detox.
  • WPP Executive Resigns Over Remarks on Women [Or: Another media jerk's DEATH BY BLOG]

    10/21/2005 7:11:17 AM PDT · by summer · 149 replies · 1,749+ views
    JULIE BOSMAN
    A well-known ... worldwide creative director at WPP Group resigned his position ...over remarks he made at an industry event about female creative executives. The comments, by Neil French, 61, drew attention to the absence of women at the highest levels of the creative side of advertising.... Mr. French told an audience... women "don't make it to the top because they don't deserve to"... His comments infuriated... Nancy Vonk... of Ogilvy Toronto, [wrote] a column for a Web site denouncing his comments. ...Ms. Vonk said[:}..."It's undeniable that women aren't getting far enough in the creative part of agencies,..." .. When...
  • DFU SONG: Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler is the windbag in the wings)

    09/25/2005 11:56:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 639+ views
    DFU SONGS | 9-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - WIND BENEATH MY WINGS We've all heard enough from Barbra Streisand Nonsensical posturing from Cher They have become a royal pain They are supposed to entertain Why don't they do what they are paid for In current events they have no clue When they speak they sound like such fools They're useful idiots and tools Bette Midler, we don't want your opinion For charity you're supposed to sing If Babs or Cher should ever stumble I guess you're the windbag in the wings F-bombs up on stage are so outrageous They called you to help people in...
  • Unsolicited Liberal E-mail

    09/22/2005 5:01:58 AM PDT · by nascaryankee · 5 replies · 314+ views
    Is there anybody else out there getting unsolicited e-mails from some liberal windbag who seems to have nothing better to do than send his spam? Seems as though he or she or they are getting their e-mail addys from here I think. One of the spamming e-mails was freeper12@gmail.com.
  • Are there More Posts or is it Just Me? [Va-va-Vanity]

    09/19/2005 6:09:10 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 28 replies · 543+ views
    My impatient mind | September 19, 2005 | Zuben Elgenubi
    How many articles are posted nowadays? I just don't have the time to keep up with all of them. Seems like there's twice as many now as last year.
  • Who was the idiot who called Hannity, mentioned FR.com, and then got cut off for being bad?

    09/08/2005 12:57:06 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 327 replies · 10,832+ views
    Who was the idiot who called Hannity, mentioned FR.com, and then got cut off for being bad?
  • Sean Penn to the rescue in New Orleans [photo]

    09/04/2005 9:24:00 PM PDT · by saquin · 209 replies · 6,251+ views
    AFP Photo ^ | 9/5/05
    Sean Penn bales water out of a boat with a plastic cup as he and members of his entourage make an attempt to rescue stranded people in New Orleans.
  • KANYE WEST JUST SAID ON THE NBC FUNDRAISER: "GEORGE BUSH DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE!"

    09/02/2005 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 542 replies · 19,586+ views
    KANYE WEST some rapper punk or whoever was just on trying to get people to donate money to the red cross. He was on with Mike Myers (Wayne's World). Mike Myers asked people to donate...then Kanye West went on a tirade about Iraq, Mike Myers said something else, and then Kanye says "GEORGE BUSH DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE!"WHAT A FREAKING OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!
  • Bonds must like the secluded life

    08/18/2005 11:26:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies · 2,361+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2005 | Dave George
    Barry Bonds had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in January. He's still out. Gives a man time to think, a long leave of absence like that. About his life. About his career. About whether it makes sense to come back at all. Crazy talk? Well, sure, but tell me what about Barry's recent behavior has been particularly bright.
  • Governor Taft will be charged with Four Misdemeanors!

    08/17/2005 11:30:09 AM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 47 replies · 1,651+ views
    August 17, 2005 | Kerretarded
    He faces up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both for each violation.
  • MORFORD: Who Loves Creepy Megachurches?

    08/03/2005 7:30:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 626+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/3/5 | Mark Morford
    Stadium crowds, thousands of rabid devotees, all chugging Jesus like Kool-Aid. Should you be afraid? I have never been to a big creepy megachurch. This is my first confession. I have never been to, say, Lakewood Church in Houston, the biggest glossiest megachurch of all, which just dumped a staggering $75 million to renovate the former stadium for the Houston Rockets and turn it into a massive pulsing swaying arm-raisin' eye-glazed weirdly repressed House o' Jesus. I have never been to World Changers in Georgia or New Birth Missionary Baptist in Texas or Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa or...
  • Year After Admitting Affair With a Man, Former New Jersey Governor Still Trying to Find His Niche

    07/31/2005 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 66 replies · 1,391+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2005 | John Curran
    RAHWAY, N.J. (AP) - A year after his life imploded in scandal, former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey lives in self-imposed exile, avoiding the limelight he spent a lifetime chasing. Separated from the wife he betrayed, McGreevey lives modestly in a one-bedroom apartment. He takes his 3-year-old daughter out for bacon and eggs after Sunday church services, walks to a corner newsstand for coffee and newspapers and stops to chat when passers-by recognize him. It's a long way from the stately governor's mansion and the spotlight that shone on his soul-baring confession. With wife Dina Matos McGreevey at his...
  • Heed Osama's specific goals

    07/21/2005 3:10:50 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 34 replies · 971+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 21, 2005 | ALLAN MORGAN
    IN RESPONSE to Cathy Young's column ''A moral muddle on the left" (op ed, July 18), I think she should note that although Osama bin Laden is undoubtedly offended by the gross materialism and decadence of Western secular capitalism, and although he skillfully uses the moral zealotry of Islam to forward his agenda, his agenda is quite straightforward and is not based on some categorical imperative to stamp out Western civilization and its freedoms. Rather one has only to read his own words during the past decade to realize that what drives his actions is a rather well articulated agenda:...
  • Busting religious myths

    07/15/2005 8:21:12 AM PDT · by Millee · 5 replies · 353+ views
    The Aspen Times ^ | Patrick Hasburgh
    Dear Editor: It looks like the misdirected meatheads facing Mecca who believe Mohammed flew into heaven on a winged horse and the holy rolling wingnuts of the west that believe Jesus rose from the dead are going to continue to fight each other to the death (again), except for maybe when they take time out to fight the Jews to the death (again), who by the way don’t believe Jesus rose up from anywhere or that suicide bombers end up in paradise with 72 virgins. Though I have been told by some of my Jewish friends that they wouldn’t mind...
  • Bethrothal and Betrayal

    06/26/2005 8:50:29 AM PDT · by Conservatrix · 3 replies · 366+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/26/05 | HASANI GITTENS, SUSAN EDELMAN & JEANE MacINTOSH
    Before bigamist swindler William Barber married Donna and Joyce, he married Donna and Joyce. As well as Diana — and another woman. Barber was arrested this month in Wharton, N.J., on charges he listed a bogus name, birth date and Social Security number on his latest marriage license. Authorities say he married and ripped off at least six wives — including the two Donnas and Joyces — and others close to him believe he may have victimized as many as 12 brides.
  • Cruise 'War of Worlds' Interview Turns into Showdown on Psychiatry, Scientology

    06/24/2005 7:12:32 PM PDT · by Checkers · 117 replies · 2,510+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | June 24, 2005
    NBC 'TODAY SHOW' host Matt Lauer was lectured by star Tom Cruise on the dangers of psychiatry and antidepressant during a promotional interview for WAR OF THE WORLDS. The exchange aired Friday morning. LAUER: TOM CRUISE CREATED A FIRESTORM WHEN HE CRITICIZED BROOKE SHIELDS FOR REVEALING THAT SHE WENT INTO THERAPY AND TOOK ANTIDEPRESSANTS TO DEAL WITH HER POST PARTUM DEPRESSION. AS A SCIENTOLGIST, HE DOESN'T BELIEVE IN PSYCHIATRIC MEDICINE. I ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS COMMENTS. CRUISE: i've never agreed with psychiatry, ever. Before I was a Scientologist I never agreed with psychiatry. and when i started studying the history...
  • Terri Schiavo's remains buried in Clearwater

    06/20/2005 8:40:58 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 895 replies · 11,152+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 20, 2005 | MITCH STACY
    Terri Schiavo's husband buried her cremated remains in a Clearwater cemetery Monday, inscribing on her bronze grave marker that ``I kept my promise.'' David Gibbs, an attorney for the woman's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, said inscribing the marker that way was a nasty political statement by Michael Schiavo, who held the service and burial Monday before telling her family. ``Obviously, that's a real shot and another unkind act toward a grieving mom and dad,'' Gibbs said. After earlier announcing plans to bury his wife's ashes in their native Pennsylvania, Michael Schiavo instead interred them at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park...
  • Fred Phelps to Protest Soldier's Funeral

    06/15/2005 6:30:56 AM PDT · by Hatman · 92 replies · 8,155+ views
    Seatlle Post-Intelligencer (AP) ^ | June 14, 2005 | Hatman
    BOISE, Idaho -- A Kansas preacher and gay rights foe whose congregation is protesting military funerals around the country said he's coming to Idaho tomorrow to picket the memorial for an Idaho National Guard soldier killed in Iraq. A flier on the Web site of Pastor Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church claims God killed Cpl. Carrie French with an improvised explosive device in retaliation against the United States for a bombing at Phelps' church six years ago. "We're coming," Phelps said yesterday. Westboro Baptist either has protested or is planning protests of other public funerals of soldiers from Michigan, Alabama,...
  • Caption Time at NYT: How Personal Is Too Personal for a Star Like Tom Cruise?

    06/02/2005 6:27:14 AM PDT · by OESY · 41 replies · 1,044+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 2, 2005 | SHARON WAXMAN
    Church of Scientology worshipper Tom Cruise expressing himself to Oprah Winfrey on her May 23 show. Cruise jumped around the set, hopped onto a couch, fell rapturously to one knee and repeatedly professed his love for his new girlfriend, the actress Katie Holmes.
  • Alabama defendant sobs, sneers at Pensacola sentencing

    05/19/2005 12:29:06 PM PDT · by SamFromLivingston · 24 replies · 1,216+ views
    AP via AL.com ^ | 5/19/2005 | AP
    An Alabama man sobbed and expressed his sorrow at his sentencing for driving drunk in a crash that killed a woman riding with her husband. Donald Hawkins, 32, of Chunchula, Ala., ended up with the maximum 15-year prison sentence for drunken driving manslaughter. As he turned to leave the courtroom, Hawkins told one of the victim's daughters, "I hope this happens to one of your children." Relatives were shocked by the comment from the handcuffed defendant. A prosecutor also heard the remark. "I guess that shows how remorseful he really is," said prosecutor David Rimmer. "He changed his tune in...
  • ZOT! The Sad truth about this site

    05/13/2005 11:23:29 AM PDT · by FreeRetarded (aka JimmyClyde) · 241 replies · 6,513+ views
    Weve all seen and heard of a place called Free Republic, its full of divorced or wife-beating conservative slobs who have the hygene of John Goodman after a long picnic. They thrive on stupid,worthless topics that focus around the "wonder of life" and "lets keep people who cant feel or think alive because were to stubborn to admit that its pretty damn foolish". But above all other abominations in this world is the wretched "Admin Mod", a man of horrible values and the judgement of a meth lab. It is he who makes free republic, well not free at all,...
  • DSS VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS!!!!!!!

    05/02/2005 11:40:22 AM PDT · by violetgrim · 134 replies · 2,303+ views
    Taba's Diary ^ | 5/2/05 | Amanda Harris
    My son was taken from me when he was only 2 months old because I supposedly "worshiped the devil" in front of him. I am an atheiest. I don't even belive in the devil. It ruined my life and at the same time opened up a whole new world of horror stories from other parents. How our government is walking all over the rules they put in place to protect us and how our civil rights are violated each and everyday. EVERYONE especailly those with families should be aware of this!!! Please visit my sites and sign my petition to...
  • Lazamataz's Opus: No longer a Republican (Vanity)

    04/26/2005 7:27:21 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 853 replies · 12,230+ views
    Now | Me
    Well, they went and did it.The Republicans look like they will wimp out, not exercise the so-called Nuclear Option, and Harry Reid will PERMIT two judges to be approved and disapprove four others. Does anyone think for a second the Democrats won't "go nuclear" in a heartbeat if the roles were reversed?This seals the deal for me. I am a Republican no more. It seems it does not matter if I vote Republican anyways, all I get is more liberalism. I am a man without a political party. I am a conservative without a home.Between Bushes enthusiastic embrace of illegal...
  • Second Republican Urges DeLay to Step Aside

    04/16/2005 5:42:28 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 97 replies · 1,609+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/16/2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON — One of Congress' most conservative members on Friday became the second House Republican to urge Majority Leader Tom DeLay to step aside because of the ethics scrutiny he's facing. "If the majority leader were to temporarily step aside so that these trumped up charges can be dealt with in a less hostile environment, as they have proven to be an unnecessary distraction, it may be a productive move," said Rep. Tom Tancredo , R-Colo.Tancredo, elected in 1998, said he believes all charges against DeLay, R-Texas, "lack merit" and are "being leveled in the hopes of bringing him down...
  • Rep. Tancredo Suggests DeLay Resign (playing to both sides, revising comment)

    04/16/2005 1:02:20 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 61 replies · 1,325+ views
    WP ^ | April 16, 2005 | Mike Allen
    Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) said yesterday that it "may be a productive move" for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) to step aside while charges against him are investigated, but added that he believes the accusations are "trumped-up charges" by Democrats. Tancredo issued the statement after the Denver Post quoted him as saying that although he does not favor ousting DeLay, "If he chose to resign as majority leader until these matters are resolved, that's probably not the worst idea." Tancredo said in the statement that he believes "that all of the charges against Tom DeLay I have seen to...
  • Felos News Conference at 3pm ET

    03/26/2005 12:01:16 PM PST · by sockmonkey · 637 replies · 16,834+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/26/05 | Fox News
    Felos News Conference Now
  • Husband gets wife's kidney, then flees with lover

    03/20/2005 9:13:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies · 2,922+ views
    Herald-Sun ^ | 3/20/05 | ANDY DOLAN
    Husband gets kidney, then flees with lover By ANDY DOLAN 20mar05 Carol Jewell did not hesitate to give her husband, John, one of her kidneys when renal failure threatened his life. But four years later, he showed his "gratitude" by running away with her brother's wife, Marilyn Edmeades, 52. Their world had revolved around local politics. Mrs Jewell is Mayor of Woodley, west of London near Reading, and Mr Jewell, 53, was a member of the same council for 25 years. Mrs Edmeades also was prominent in local politics as a councillor in nearby Bracknell. The Jewells and Mrs Edmeades...
  • Jesse Jackson does GOTV for upcomming elections in the UK!

    03/08/2005 10:33:54 PM PST · by JerseyRepub · 3 replies · 373+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/9/2005
    US political activist Jesse Jackson is to help motivate Britain's ethnic minority voters at a rally in London. Ethnic minority MPs and representatives from community groups will also speak at the event organised by campaign group Operation Black Vote (OBV).
  • Men Ticketed For Pot After Picking Up Injured Mountain Lion

    02/02/2005 2:48:47 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 78 replies · 2,311+ views
    officer.com ^ | February 1, 2005
    Three men who thought they rescued an injured bobcat or lynx in the middle of the highway were shocked to learn it was a 65-pound mountain lion. They were even more shocked when two of them were ticketed for drug possession. The trio was driving on U.S. Highway 36 from Estes Park, Colo., on the evening of Jan. 26, when they spotted an injured animal in the middle of the road near Pinewood Springs. "It looked up as if to say, 'Help me,'" Jason Lee Laird told the Boulder Daily Camera. The three men decided to rescue the animal so...
  • Sean Connery sued by downstairs neighbour--"a rude, foul-mouthed, fat old man"

    02/23/2005 10:36:33 AM PST · by ArcLight · 39 replies · 2,796+ views
    A downstairs neighbor of debonaire James Bond actor Sean Connery has filed a $30 million US lawsuit alleging he's a bully who's trying to force the family out of the townhouse they share. "Notwithstanding the cinematic James Bond image of consummate finesse, the defendant Connery, in true Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde fashion, acts the part in real life of a bully who ignores norms of neighborliness and decency," the court papers say. Dr. Burton Sultan, an ophthalmologist, lives with his wife and daughters on the lower four floors of a six-story Tudor townhouse, built in 1869, on Manhattan's East Side. Connery...
  • Churchill: Ward of the State

    02/16/2005 3:17:09 PM PST · by PatriotEdition · 14 replies · 3,111+ views
    CampusReportOnline ^ | Sherrie Gossett
    Churchill: Ward of the State by: Sherrie Gossett, February 15, 2005 Professor (and I use the term with dismay) Ward Churchill [pictured- is having his 15 minutes of fame. The tenured professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado (Boulder) became the object of ire after a controversial essay he authored was brought to light just as he was invited to speak at Hamilton College in New York. Most people by now have heard that Churchill compared the 9/11 victims to “little Eichmanns” –a reference to German Nazi official Adolf Eichmann who was executed for his role as head...
  • Cynthia Al-McKinney

    02/03/2005 5:32:01 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 39 replies · 1,929+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2/3/05 | yahoo
    Notice Georgia's answer to Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson-Lee showing her horse teeth to the camera.
  • DFU SONG: Y.M.C.A. (Pat Sajak calls Kerry a J_RK; time to buy a vowel)

    02/01/2005 12:16:55 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 472+ views
    DFU SONGS | 1-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - YMCA Kerry, he has something to say John F. Kerry, he will say it today Sajak's "Wheel" fans give a hip-hip-hooray He will tell it like it is, John Kerry, he's a man who hosts games John F. Kerry, and he seldom calls names He knows you are just a phony who's lame He will tell it like it is, John He thinks that you are a J _ R K Pat Sajak thinks you're a J _ R K We fight terrorist scum on whose heads we see towels Hey, John, it's time to buy a...
  • Name Calling (Pat Sajak calls out JF'nK)

    01/31/2005 2:16:20 PM PST · by bikepacker67 · 163 replies · 6,015+ views
    I am about to call someone a name. This is not a decision I’ve reached lightly. Name-calling is not in my nature. True, I have cast more than my share of aspersions on others, but I have tried to do it with humor, or, even when I was seriously upset, I tried to modulate my tone. This is not to say that I don’t get angry, but I’m not a screamer. I tend to sulk and plot revenge. I’m sure there must have been times when, as a child, I called someone “stupid” or “ugly” or “fat” or some of...
  • As if Ted Kennedy's words aren't outrageous enough...

    01/28/2005 8:04:48 PM PST · by Democracy In Iraq · 13 replies · 3,934+ views
    After hearing clips of Senator Kennedy's anti-American screed played over and over on the radio today, I thought I'd leave a message for him on his Web site to offer a screed of my own. On the first page of the site (once you select high- or low-bandwidth), an image of an American soldier appears under the "Issue Spotlight" section. Is it a photo that acknowledges the achivement of bringing democracy to the Middle East? Is it an image of an American soldier courageously defeating the terrorist enemy? Of course not--you obviously wouldn't find such things on the Web site...
  • Clemens files for record $22M in arbitration (Mercenary Alert)

    01/18/2005 3:15:05 PM PST · by F16Fighter · 16 replies · 526+ views
    SI.com ^ | January 18, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Clemens filed for a record $22 million in salary arbitration on Tuesday, and the Houston Astros offered the seven-time Cy Young Award winner $13.5 million. The Rocket, who helped lead the Astros within one win of their first World Series appearance, still has not decided whether to pitch this year or retire. Until now, the highest figure ever submitted for arbitration was $18.5 million in 2001 by New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who then agreed to a $189 million, 10-year deal. The highest salary ever earned by a pitcher in a single season was...
  • Atheist Asks Court to Ban Inaugural Prayer

    01/18/2005 10:15:21 AM PST · by alessandrofiaschi · 95 replies · 2,017+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 18/1/2005 | HOPE YEN, AP
    WASHINGTON - The atheist who tried to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to bar the saying of a prayer at President Bush's inauguration. In an emergency filing, Michael Newdow argued that a prayer at Thursday's ceremony would violate the Constitution by forcing him to accept unwanted religious beliefs. His request has been rejected by two lower courts. Newdow also asked that Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who is designated as the justice to hear emergency appeals for the D.C. Circuit, recuse himself because he is scheduled to swear in Bush and...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • 'My Life' to Come Out in May in Paperback

    01/14/2005 1:46:18 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 18 replies · 478+ views
    AP Wire ^ | 1.14.05 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK - The memoirs of former President Clinton, one of last year's biggest books, will come out in May in paperback, with some additional material and a format that divides the epic-length work into two.
  • Kerry's Never Ending Campaign

    01/10/2005 2:34:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 17 replies · 1,187+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 1/10/05 | Scott Hogenson
    Does it ever seem like John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign just keeps going and going? The latest offering of campaign-like news coverage comes from the San Francisco Chronicle which published a Jan. 6 article about Kerry's visit to Iraq that reads as if it was written by his old campaign staff. The focus of the story's headline - that Kerry was "cheered in Baghdad" - contains an assertion that is supported no where in the entire article. The dispatch also claims Kerry was "greeted warmly by soldiers in Baghdad," but contains nothing to support that assertion either. Did soldiers...
  • Ketchup Heiress Teresa Makes Modest Tsunami Contribution

    01/09/2005 2:59:31 PM PST · by kattracks · 84 replies · 2,441+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/09/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Charities controlled by billionaire ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz have pledged a relatively modest $450,000 to tsunami relief in recent days, with Mrs. Heinz explaining she prefers to keep her charitable contributions local. Heinz Endowments announced Saturday that it would contribute $400,000 to tsunami relief, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. And the Washington, D.C.-based Heinz Family Philanthropies will add another $50,000. The Heinz money will go to the Brother's Brother Foundation, a local international relief group. In a prepared statement, Mrs. Heinz explained, "Obviously, our philanthropic focus is here in America and in Pittsburgh, but the astronomical proportions of this...
  • Double affair laid bare: Kerik cheated on wife with Judith Regan and correction officer

    12/13/2004 3:27:04 AM PST · by billorites · 152 replies · 21,595+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 13, 2004 | RUSS BUETTNER
    Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik conducted two extramarital affairs simultaneously, using a secret Battery Park City apartment for the passionate liaisons, the Daily News has learned. The first relationship, spanning nearly a decade, was with city Correction Officer Jeanette Pinero; the second, and more startling, was with famed publishing titan Judith Regan. His affair with Regan, the stunningly attractive head of her own book publishing company, lasted for almost a year. Dramatically, each woman learned of the existence of the other after Pinero discovered a love note left by Regan in the apartment. The revelations about Kerik's private life come...
  • Calvin Murphy found not guilty of molestation(He's as innocent as OJ?)

    12/06/2004 2:59:36 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 47 replies · 1,305+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/6/04 | Houston Chronicle staff
    Hall of Fame basketball player Calvin Murphy was found not guilty today of charges he molested five of his daughters. Jurors deliberated just two hours before finding Murphy not guilty on all six counts. When the verdict was read, Murphy closed his eyes, then looked up at the ceiling. Earlier today during closing arguments, prosecutors Murphy as a cheat and a child molester today, while defense attorneys maintained that the daughters accusing him of sexual abuse were lying in an orchestrated effort to make him pay. "You can never fully repair his reputation," defense attorney Rusty Hardin told jurors during...
  • Pet Free Republic peeves-- please contribute.

    11/30/2004 10:23:30 PM PST · by ccmay · 381 replies · 4,166+ views
    Self | 11/30/04 | ccmay
    There are so many things that make FR great. It's my favorite place on the Internet and I am proud to support it financially. However, there are a few things that have been getting under my skin too. Jokes about the "72 virgins" every time there is news of a Muslim terrorist being killed. Please. Over the last three years, every possible variation of the virgins joke has already been done. Hundreds of times. It is far, far beyond cliché by now. Jokes about spitting one's food or drink on the screen or keyboard, in response to someone else's humorous...
  • Caption Franken Fraud from Yesterday in Little Rock at the Clinton Lie-Bury

    11/19/2004 8:23:16 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 67 replies · 4,268+ views
    Wonkette ^ | 11/19/04 | Ana Cox