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  • Top Ten questions Lettermen asks female staff applicants

    10/01/2009 8:18:49 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 17 replies · 1,350+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 1, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    The boy's had his fun with Sarah. Now it's his turn. 10. If I tell you I want you on my staff, you would say ... ? 9. Is it true that size matters? 8. It's a requirement that all dresses be sent out for dry cleaning after each show. Are you OK with that? 7. Do you have a sister?
  • Mercury’s Magnetic Field is Young!

    09/04/2009 8:50:36 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 812 replies · 7,210+ views
    CMI ^ | Russell Humphreys, Ph.D.
    Once again, a NASA space probe is supporting the 6,000-year biblical age of the solar system...
  • 10 reasons why Joe Jackson should not be allowed near children or a microphone

    07/11/2009 7:22:41 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 22 replies · 1,066+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday, July 10, 2009 | Lia Grainger
    Since the untimely death of his son, Joe Jackson has emerged from the ensuing media frenzy with a library of quotes that, rather than reinvigorating his image and career, instead confirm he is the insensitive, money hungry, exploitative father we all have long suspected he is. After plugging his record company at the BET awards just three days after Michael's death, Joe called a press conference where, instead of apologizing for his gross error in judgment, plugged his record company again. To the horror of mothers everywhere, Joe is currently helping his wife Katherine care for Michael's three children, and...
  • ‘Objectivist’ Writer: Trig Palin a Financial Burden Who Should Have Been Aborted

    09/18/2008 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 118 replies · 1,619+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 17, 2008 | Rusty Weiss
    In stunningly self-centered, cruel fashion, Nicholas Provenzo, writer for the Center for the Advancement of Capitalism suggests that Sarah Palin’s decision to give birth to a child with Down Syndrome, is a financial burden that others are forced to suffer with. Provenzo, who has written opinion pieces for the Washington Times, Capitalism Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, as well as being a guest on Bill Maher’s former show, Politically Incorrect, makes his case for “the morality of aborting a fetus diagnosed with Down syndrome.” The full first paragraph of the piece which is circulating amidst the blogosphere reads (emphasis...
  • Cat's Beating Death Triggers Protest (man killed cat after it scratched him)

    07/01/2009 7:11:49 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 132 replies · 2,162+ views
    BOSTON -- The beating death of a cat in front of shocked children prompted protests Sunday in Worcester. A group of people gathered in front of the city police department, demanding police put Tom Foley behind bars. Foley admittedly beat a cat named Lily to death in front of several children on Friday. The owner, Lisa Tuttle, said her cat Lily had just given birth to a litter of kittens and may have been feeling territorial when she charged Foley's dog and scratched Foley several days earlier on Dupuis Avenue. "I just came out. I saw the cat in a...
  • Romney Suggests Palin 'Beautiful,' Not Influential

    05/04/2009 1:21:03 PM PDT · by pissant · 204 replies · 4,882+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5/4/09 | Dave Eberhart
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney joked about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s place on Time’s list of influential people, saying, “But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?” In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” broadcast Sunday, Romney was responding to a question from the moderator as to whether Time’s inclusion of Palin and talk show host Rush Limbaugh on their list of “The World’s Most Influential People” was a positive or negative thing for the Republican Party. Romney added, “I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would...
  • Bristol Palin's Ex Talks Sex With Tyra Banks (set to air Monday)

    04/03/2009 10:45:35 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 79 replies · 4,910+ views
    People.com ^ | Originally posted Friday April 03, 2009 12:00 PM EDT | Liz Hamm
    Levi Johnston, ex-fiancee of famous teen mom Bristol Palin, admitted to Tyra Banks in an interview set to air Monday that the couple was not always practicing safe sex and says they shared a bedroom on occasion. Johnston talks about his relationship with Sarah Palin's daughter next Monday on "The Tyra Banks Show." In a preview, Johnston tells the host that he and Bristol were practicing safe sex, and agrees that her pregnancy must have resulted from some sort of 'wardrobe malfunction.' But when pressed by Tyra, he admits that they used protection "most of the time" -- but not...
  • Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

    03/08/2009 5:27:07 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 83 replies · 2,369+ views
    Telegraph.Co,UK ^ | 10:03PM GMT 07 Mar 2009 | Tim Shipman in Washington
    Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been toldSources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal...
  • Audio: Al Gore Tells Kids Not To Listen To Their Parents About Global Warming

    02/04/2009 7:05:21 AM PST · by markedmannerf · 33 replies · 2,072+ views
    Markedmanner ^ | 03/04/09 | Markedmanner
    More on this tonight at 5pm on Fox News.. The audio is from the inauguration. Gore was speaking to a group of young children about Global warming and told them not to listen to their parents. AUDIO AT LINK
  • Obama, Palin share spotlight at Washington roast(Subtitle--Arrogance Unlimited)

    02/02/2009 3:50:50 AM PST · by radar101 · 9 replies · 1,369+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Feb 02, 2009 | not identified
    US President Barack Obama and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shared headline billing on Saturday at an exclusive roast of the US’ political movers and shakers. The light-hearted evening of dinner and political jibes, a nearly century-old tradition of the prestigious Alfalfa Club, requires that participants try their hand at comedy — which they carry off with greater or lesser success. Obama also alluded to the fact that the event’s freighted history — being founded by a white Southerner in the immediate post-Civil War era — made his starring turn rather unlikely.“Many of you are aware that this dinner began almost...
  • Counter Keith Oberman (Vanity)

    01/07/2009 2:03:48 AM PST · by Hanna548 · 16 replies · 990+ views
    Is there someone out there that can make those You Tube Videos? I was watching Oberman accidentally tonight and I could not believe the outright lies and hate he spewed. And would you believe, he is STILL attacking Sarah Palin. The attacks on President Bush were too numerous to count. Enough is enough. It is high time that guy receive some of what he gives. It is time Freepers be the hostess and serve it up in style. Anybody game??
  • Phoenix officer forbids neighbor to get cat, PD come to help

    12/30/2008 9:57:06 AM PST · by Fawn · 86 replies · 1,883+ views
    abc15.com Phoenix ^ | 12_30_08 | Christina Booker
    PHOENIX, AZ -- Brutis the cat is back home with his owner after going through a bit of a pickle. He had been stuck in a neighbor's tree for nine days, according to the owner. And the cat's owner says a police officer may have been partly to blame. The cat got away from his owner, Michael, last Sunday at a home near 12th Street and Bell Road. When Michael finally tracked Brutis down, he was stuck in the branches, two stories in the air, on his neighbor's property. The neighbor is a Phoenix police officer. Michael had tried to get the cat...
  • Rahm Emanuel: "We're Scared Of Stephen Colbert The Way Sarah Palin Is Scared Of A Geography Bee"

    12/12/2008 12:47:16 PM PST · by jessduntno · 31 replies · 1,408+ views
    jezebel ^ | Sat Nov 15 2008
    Rahm Emanuel: "We're Scared Of Stephen Colbert The Way Sarah Palin Is Scared Of A Geography Bee" By hortense, 3:15 PM on Sat Nov 15 2008 In what can best be described as the night when all things awesome aligned, America's favorite fake anchor, Stephen Colbert, took a seat as the guest of honor at the 20th Annual Roast for Spina Bifida, where he was roasted by none other than President-Elect Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, who tossed off such gems as this: "I'm scared of Stephen Colbert. I'm not alone. My colleagues in Congress, political operatives, the...
  • Obama: 'Change comes . . . from me'

    11/26/2008 1:14:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 1,399+ views
    Obama: 'Change comes . . . from me' By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON Obama referred to his team of advisers as "fresh thinking," adding that the “vision for change comes first and foremost…from me.” President-elect Barack Obama pushed back at a press conference in Chicago today when asked how he would respond to supporters "who were looking for change," given how many of his announced and rumored appointments thus far are Clinton administration veterans. “When it comes to the people that we've pulled together -- because I know this has been sort of conventional wisdom floating around Washington -- that, well, you...
  • Reagan Insider Refutes Obama Claim of 'Warm Conversation' After Press Conf. Insult

    11/09/2008 9:17:49 AM PST · by kristinn · 319 replies · 2,192+ views
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 | Kristinn
    Veteran reporter and talk radio host Andrea Shea King reported this weekend at her blog, The Radio Patriot that a close friend of the Reagan family has contradicted the claim by the Obama administration-in-waiting that President-elect Obama had a "warm conversation" with former First Lady Nancy Reagan when he called her to apologize for insulting her at a press conference Friday afternoon.Responding to a question by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times about whether he had consulted with "any living ex-presidents", Obama replied:"In terms of speaking to former presidents, I've spoken to all of them that are living. Obviously, President...
  • Barack Obama's Press Conference - Talks Economy, Takes Shot at Nancy Reagan

    11/07/2008 1:35:11 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 154 replies · 7,671+ views
    Associated Comment ^ | November 7, 2008 | Mark Whittingham
    Barack Obama conducted his first press conference as President Elect, with Vice President Elect Joe Biden and his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at his side and his economic advisors, looking appropriately dour and serious, standing behind him. There was not much in the way of news made at the Obama press conference, aside from a shot taken at an old lady named Nancy Reagan. The majority of the questions were about the current economic situation and what Obama intends to do about it. The short answer appears to be the enactment of some kind of economic stimulus package, the...
  • Exclusive: Obama’s Disrespectful Behavior at Ground Zero

    09/16/2008 1:57:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 308+ views
    Familysecuritymatters.org ^ | September 15, 2008 | Ben Shapiro
    It is difficult to screw up an appearance at Ground Zero on September 11th. You have to be either completely oblivious or completely indifferent. It is a signal feat of idiocy. And yet Barack Obama accomplished it. John McCain and Obama visited Ground Zero together. Obama and McCain entered the site. But while McCain took the time to shake hands with uniformed firefighters and a construction worker with an American flag helmet, Obama ignored them and stood around. But he wasn’t done yet. Both McCain and Obama brought roses to place on the makeshift 9/11 memorial. Obama casually tossed his...
  • Charles Gibson: Link to his Facebook page

    09/12/2008 10:14:09 PM PDT · by mw19 · 14 replies · 461+ views
    Facebook ^ | September 12,2008 | me
    http://www.facebook.com/CharlesGibson Here is the link to Charles Gibson's Facebook page. Please leave a comment for ol Charlie. Mods, if this is out of line, sorry, and delete. The way he treated Governor Palin was wrong.
  • Caption this Al Franken Pic

    09/10/2008 12:59:04 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 24 replies · 408+ views
    Drudge ^ | 9/10/2008 | JewishRighter
    Did you ever see such a gaping pie-hole of a mouth? You could, and should, drive a garbage truck into that thing. Captions welcome.
  • Pulling the Curtain on Palin

    09/09/2008 7:27:06 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 91 replies · 193+ views
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | By E. J. Dionne Jr.
    John McCain's campaign acknowledged this weekend that Sarah Palin is unprepared to be vice president or president of the United States. Of course, McCain's people said no such thing. But their actions told you all you needed to know. McCain, Barack Obama and Joe Biden all subjected themselves to tough questioning on the regular Sunday news programs. Palin was the only no-show. And it's not just the Sunday interviews. She has not opened herself to any serious questioning since McCain picked her to be next in line for the presidency.
  • Boston cat stomper guilty of killing, burning ‘Nunu'

    08/15/2008 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 3 replies · 123+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Today | Brainhose
    An East Boston sicko is facing up to 25 years in state prison for stomping a neighborhood cat to death, lighting its carcass on fire and nearly burning down an apartment building into which he threw the torched tabby. Luigi Epifania, 25, will be sentenced Monday for last year’s death of “Nunu,” in what Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley called “a cruel and cowardly act.” A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Epifania yesterday of arson and killing a domestic animal, but that’s just the beginning of his troubles. He still faces trial on a separate charge of attempted murder for...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • Keith (O) goes nuts over ketchup (monster ego chuckle)

    06/25/2008 8:17:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 23 replies · 153+ views
    Page Six ^ | 6-25-08 | Paula Froelich
    <p>MSNBC blowhard Keith Olbermann couldn't even control his temper at a memorial reception for beloved Tim Russert.</p> <p>Network sources told Page Six Olbermann was furious last week when MSNBC didn't get him a first-class ticket to Washington, DC, for a private service honoring the "Meet the Press" anchor's passing.</p>
  • Democrats pull budget plan after mistake

    05/21/2008 6:34:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 232+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/21/8 | ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A technical glitch on an unrelated piece of legislation forced Democrats Wednesday to jerk their election-year fiscal blueprint from the House floor. The nonbinding budget plan has already been delayed by more than a month when congressional leaders discovered Wednesday that they had failed to send to President Bush a portion of the farm bill. He vetoed the rest of that measure Wednesday and the House overrode the veto. In short, the glitch on the farm bill needs to be fixed before the budget can pass or else the boost to farm and food programs can't be...
  • Les Miserables

    04/17/2008 6:41:04 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 9 replies · 122+ views
    RedState.com ^ | 17 April 2008 | .cnI redruM
    A big Hat Tip and a gracious bow to Cheetah772 for this post to get the ball rolling. I reach a certain point with American politics where the disingenuous fraud makes me genuinely queasy in my stomach. Barack Obama’s latest defense against the dread charge of elitism leaves me reaching for the Tums and hoping that coffee and breakfast will both settle back down. While Barack never had to beg Simon LeGree for manumission from harvesting pine trees on a turpentine farm, he does overcome his overbearing shame and confesses to the humiliation of living off of food stamps. Archer...
  • Obama's Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11

    03/13/2008 7:10:29 AM PDT · by MittFan08 · 365 replies · 13,253+ views
    abcnews ^ | 3/13/08 | BRIAN ROSS and REHAB EL-BURI
    <p>Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."</p> <p>The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is "inflammatory rhetoric," including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism."</p>
  • Vets for Freedom questions Senator Barack Obama’s comments on military preparedness in Afghanistan

    02/22/2008 5:41:21 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 10 replies · 717+ views
    Vets for Freedom ^ | 2-22-08 | Staff
    “I heard from an Army Captain who was the head of a rifle platoon; supposed to have 39 men in a rifle platoon ended up being sent to Afghanistan with 24 because 15 of those soldiers had been sent to Iraq. As a consequence, they didn't have enough ammunition, they didn't have enough humvees. They were actually capturing Taliban weapons because it was easier to get Taliban weapons than it was for them to get properly equipped by our current Commander in Chief.” – Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill) (Washington DC) Vets for Freedom questions the recent comments by Senator Barack...
  • Huckabee Tackles Romney for Team McCain

    02/03/2008 1:51:42 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 193+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On this Super Sunday, it's fitting I suppose that Mike Huckabee would be out there blocking and tackling for Team McCain. Appearing on this morning's Today show, the former Arkansas governor made a pro forma claim that he's still running for president and not the veep slot. But Huckabee certainly seemed to be acting as what Mark Steyn described in a recent Hugh Hewitt interview as McCain's "wing man." Consider Huckabee's reply to a question from Sunday co-host Jenna Wolfe [a resident, coincidentally, of Chappaqua, NY, home to Bill and Hillary.] Video at link.
  • Kucinich calls for Bush impeachment (on the House floor where personal attacks are forbidden)

    01/23/2008 2:33:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies · 17,963+ views
    WISTV ^ | 1/23/08 | Chantelle Janelle
    Kucinich calls for Bush impeachmentUpdated: Jan 23, 2008 03:52 PM CST NATIONAL (NBC) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich may get excluded from Democratic presidential debates, but he's voicing his opinion on the House floor. On Wednesday, Kucinich announced he'll be filing articles of impeachment against President Bush on Monday. That's the same day of the president's State of the Union address. The announcement comes as Kucinich railed the President and Vice President for how they have handled the war in Iraq. In his lengthy statement, the Ohio congressman said, "The President and Vice President lied and 4,000 of our soldiers...
  • Man Charged After Santa Gets Pie in Face

    12/02/2007 9:14:16 PM PST · by tang-soo · 31 replies · 293+ views
    AP ^ | 12/1/2007 | Unknown
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A college student accused of shoving a pumpkin pie into the face of a shopping-mall Santa Claus has been charged with misdemeanor assault. Clint Westwood, 22, said he "lightly smooshed" the pie into the man's face Friday and shouted, "What do you think of that, Santa?" Westwood, a drama student at the University of Montana, said he videotaped the encounter and plans to include the clip in an upcoming film. He said that after the pie ruckus on Wednesday, he expected to approach Santa for a signature on a film-release form, but police arrived first. "It's...
  • John Kerry's Unsealed Divorce Records Reveal He's Always Been Arrogant, Boring

    11/06/2007 7:03:15 AM PST · by avacado · 25 replies · 187+ views
    Broken Newz ^ | 10/21/2004 | Robert Krupto
    The records of Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry's 1988 divorce from Wall Street heiress Julia Thorne were unsealed yesterday, revealing that Kerry has always been a condescending and uninteresting prick. It is uncertain whether revelations of sexual "JFK" role-playing and narcissistic orgasms will hurt his presidential campaign. Unlike Jack Ryan, whose Senate campaign was derailed when his divorce records revealed that he pressured ex-wife Jeri Ryan to attend sex clubs, Kerry's divorce records reveal a rather pedestrian, if not somewhat ego- and Kennedy-centric sex life. Thorne swore under oath that Kerry, "often made me dress up like Jackie O ['Nassis]...
  • O.J. Simpson arrested in Vegas!

    09/16/2007 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Halls · 858 replies · 16,831+ views
    tmz.com ^ | 9/16/07 | TMZ Staff
  • Cardinals' Rick Ankiel says everything he took in 2004 was prescribed by licensed physician

    09/08/2007 7:57:44 AM PDT · by Roberts · 14 replies · 499+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 9/7/07 | BOB BAUM
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Rick Ankiel says any drugs he received in 2004 were prescribed by a licensed physician to help him recover from reconstructive elbow surgery. Ankiel, whose comeback is one of the great stories of this season, initially acknowledged human growth hormone was among those medications during a brief session with reporters Friday, then refused to list his various prescriptions. "I'm not going to go into the list of what my doctors have prescribed for me," the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder said when asked specifically whether he had taken HGH as part of his recovery. "I've been through a...
  • Bill O'Reilly, Hiding Under The Desk!!

    08/02/2007 6:36:11 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 244 replies · 12,001+ views
    Free Republic | 8-2-07 | self
    O'Reilly Factor Partial Transcript of the interview with Kristinn on 7-31-07 Transcript From the July 31 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: "From the July 31 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: O'REILLY: In the "Impact" segment tonight, as we've been reporting, the hate website Daily Kos has intimidated the Democratic presidential candidates with the exception of Senator Biden. So they are speaking at the Kos convention this coming weekend. There's no question that the most vile stuff imaginable is posted on this hate site and others like it. Now, some on the left justify the garbage by...
  • Bonds hits his 20th and #754

    07/27/2007 7:39:57 PM PDT · by Armed Civilian · 37 replies · 10,606+ views
    espn ^ | 07/28/07 | Armed Civilian
    Bonds has hit his 754th, what do you think?
  • “The Mark Levin Show,” Thread – Friday, June 29, 2007

    06/29/2007 2:36:29 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 538 replies · 4,676+ views
    hey HEY hey, It’s “Ray” Day!Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Will we hear… Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic! Call the show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Richardson: Clueless not candid

    06/02/2007 11:05:53 PM PDT · by river rat · 11 replies · 752+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Sunday June 3, 2007 | Salena Zito
    Perhaps Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico and Democrat presidential candidate, and his handlers misunderstood: Candor, not cluelessness, is the new political-speak. It is the only plausible explanation they can use following his abysmal performance on "Meet the Press" last Sunday, an appearance peppered with so many apologies and I-shouldn't-have-said-thats that one might think they were at a backwoods revival. His "Meet the Press" mistakes came in every size -- big ones and small ones, even medium-sized ones: from immigration flip-flops to character flaws that reflect a propensity for exaggeration. Heck, he even flubbed his favorite baseball team. SNIP Then...
  • CDC: 107 People on TB Flights Need Tests

    05/30/2007 3:49:49 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 38 replies · 806+ views
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 05/30/07 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA -- A man with a form of tuberculosis so dangerous he is under the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963 had health officials around the world scrambling Wednesday to find about 80 passengers who sat within five rows of him on two trans-Atlantic flights. The man told a newspaper he took the first flight from Atlanta to Europe for his wedding, then the second flight home because he feared he might die without treatment in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Julie Gerberding said Wednesday that the CDC is working closely with airlines to find passengers...
  • Insurgents 'right to take on US'

    05/02/2007 9:26:44 PM PDT · by james500 · 29 replies · 873+ views
    BBC ^ | 3 May 2007, 03:50 GMT
    Insurgents in Iraq are right to try to force US troops out of the country, a former British army commander has said. Gen Sir Michael Rose also told the BBC's Newsnight programme that the US and the UK must "admit defeat" and stop fighting "a hopeless war" in Iraq.
  • Alec Baldwin apologizes after fiery rant at daughter, 11 [breaks silence]

    04/20/2007 5:06:55 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 478 replies · 9,153+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 4/20/07
    Alec Baldwin issued an apology on Friday for unleashing a volcanic tirade at his 11-year-old daughter and blamed "certain people" for leaking the rant to US media. The Oscar-nominated star of "The Departed" branded daughter Ireland a "rude, thoughtless, little pig" in a fiery voicemail message that emerged on celebrity websites on Thursday. It is the latest twist to the bitter legal wrangling between Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger over custody and visitation rights relating to Ireland. The couple split in 2001. Baldwin's tirade was apparently triggered by Ireland's failure to switch her mobile phone on for a scheduled call...
  • Dutch businessman who sold chemicals to Saddam appeals war crimes conviction

    04/01/2007 7:57:38 AM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 509+ views
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands: A Dutch appeals court is to begin hearing the case Monday of a businessman convicted of war crimes for selling chemicals to Saddam Hussein that the Iraqi dictator used in the mass killings of Kurds. Frans van Anraat, 64, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in December 2005 for selling tons of precursor chemicals that were made into mustard gas and nerve gas unleashed on Kurdish villages in northern Iraq in 1987-88. Van Anraat said he didn't know the chemicals — some of which were purchased in the United States — could be used for anything...
  • REID STATEMENT ON THE LIBBY VERDICT

    03/06/2007 1:40:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 895+ views
    March 6, 2007 REID STATEMENT ON THE LIBBY VERDICT Washington, DC — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today released the following statement on news that a jury has found Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice. "I welcome the jury's verdict. It's about time someone in the Bush Administration has been held accountable for the campaign to manipulate intelligence and discredit war critics. Lewis Libby has been convicted of perjury, but his trial revealed deeper truths about Vice President Cheney's role in this sordid affair. Now President Bush...
  • (Anna Nicole Smith )Judge's Wife: People Say He Should Have His Own TV Show

    02/23/2007 8:54:23 AM PST · by Jalapeno · 41 replies · 1,137+ views
    ABC News ^ | JIM AVILA and CHRIS FRANCESCANI
    Judge's Wife: People Say He Should Have His Own TV Show Anna Nicole Judge's Wife Tells ABC News: 'I Find Him to Be Brilliant' Feb. 22, 2007 — Not since Judge Ito has a black robe so thoroughly failed to mask the colorful personality of the man beneath it. For more than a week, Florida circuit court Judge Larry Seidlin has run the Anna Nicole Smith court hearing with a jarring combination of comic wisecracks, stunningly personal commentary and naked emotion.
  • France Tells U.S. to Sign Climate Pacts or Face Tax

    02/01/2007 7:38:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 298 replies · 13,074+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/1/07 | Katrin Bennhold
    PARIS, Jan. 31 — President Jacques Chirac has demanded that the United States sign both the Kyoto climate protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012. He said that he welcomed last week’s State of the Union address in which President Bush described climate change as a “serious challenge” and acknowledged that a growing number of American politicians now favor emissions cuts. But he warned that if the United States did not sign the agreements, a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, January 29, 2007

    01/29/2007 2:30:44 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 246 replies · 2,608+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • McCain Bashes Cheney Over Iraq Policy

    01/24/2007 11:45:44 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 56 replies · 961+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 24, 2007 09:46 AM EST | Roger Simon
    With his presidential hopes tied to an administration whose Iraq policy he supports but cannot control, John McCain for the first time blamed Vice President Cheney for what McCain calls the "witch's brew" of a "terribly mishandled" war in which U.S. forces are on the verge of defeat. McCain also for the first time opened the door to the possibility of a U.S. troop pullback to the borders of Iraq should the president's planned troop surge fail. Although McCain had once lavished praise on the vice president, he said in an interview in his Senate office: "The president listened too...
  • Already Too Busy for Civility ( Sen.Webb vs G W Bush)

    11/30/2006 5:35:39 AM PST · by radar101 · 56 replies · 1,533+ views
    WaPo ^ | 30 NOV 2006 | George Will
    Webb certainly has conveyed what he is: a boor. Never mind the patent disrespect for the presidency. Webb's more gross offense was calculated rudeness toward another human being -- one who, disregarding many hard things Webb had said about him during the campaign, asked a civil and caring question, as one parent to another. When -- if ever -- Webb grows weary of admiring his new grandeur as a "leader" who carefully calibrates the "symbolic things" he does to convey messages, he might consider this: In a republic, people decline to be led by leaders who are insufferably full of...
  • N.Va. Boys' Championship Dream Doomed by a Moment of Vengeance

    11/04/2006 4:21:46 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 174 replies · 3,619+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/4/06 | Timothy Dwyer
    The South County Raptors, a scrappy football team made up of 12- to 14-year-old boys from southern Fairfax County, were supposed to meet the Herndon Hornets today in the first round of the county playoffs. Instead, the Raptors are at home, their season over with no possibility of a championship after a league commissioner fired the head coach and the assistant coach this week. Their offense? They moved the commissioner's son from defense to offense for the final game of the season last Saturday, an overtime win that put the Raptors in the postseason.
  • McCain (LIVE) on Hannity & Colmes to Respond To Kerry's NEws Conference!!

    10/31/2006 6:05:24 PM PST · by CWW · 495 replies · 13,540+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-31-06 | cww
    McCain will be on live after Hannity's segment interviewing President Bush.
  • Wesley Clark offers support to Lamont

    09/30/2006 5:11:20 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 48 replies · 763+ views
    JOurnal Inquirer ^ | Sep 30, 2006 | Don Michak,
    In an e-mail message sent this week to his own supporters, Clark, who is said to be considering another run for the White House in 2008, lauded the Greenwich cable company executive for "running the type of campaign all Democrats can be proud of." "Standing up to President Bush's failed policy in Iraq, dispensing with self-serving and wishy-washy notions of 'independence,' and pledging to invest in America's future, Ned Lamont is a candidate for Senate who I am proud to endorse," he wrote. Clark also took a swipe at Lieberman, now running as an independent, saying the senator had "decided...