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  • Secret Service head in hot seat after White House breach details revealed

    09/30/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies ^ | 9-30-2014 |
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident -- this led to a struggle and "wrestling" inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn....
  • Julia and Pajama Boy, a Millennials Love Story

    07/25/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A Millennial Love Story began the day Pajama Boy (P.J.) met Julia in a rope line outside an elite venue for an Obama fundraiser. They chatted excitedly as they awaited his coming. Talking while texting friends, they soon realized that they both attended the same Obama for President campaign event back in 2007 while in college, although Julia had fainted and missed part of Barack’s awesome, inspirational speech. They hardly minded when it was announced that the President had entered through a back door and was already inside the hotel – a place where their presence was prohibited by the...
  • Ukraine Claims 100,000 Russian Troops Near Border

    03/27/2014 10:29:14 AM PDT · by Strategy · 151 replies
    AFP ^ | March 27, 2014
    Nearly 100,000 Russian forces have massed on Ukraine's border, a top Ukrainian defense official told an American audience Thursday, giving a number far higher than US military estimates. "Almost 100,000 soldiers are stationed on the borders of Ukraine and in the direction ... of Kharkiv, Donetsk," Andriy Parubiy, chairman of Ukraine's national security council, said via a webcast from Kiev. "Russian troops are not in Crimea only, they are along all Ukrainian borders. They're in the south, they're in the east and in the north," Parubiy said.
  • Wendy Davis Has a Problem With the Truth [because she needs to be "Julia"]

    01/23/2014 9:59:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    "...........Her version of her story has an ideological charge. So much of her allure for her feminist political base is her status as a go-it-alone single mom. That she benefited from the stability and resources of marriage can’t be allowed to muddy the picture.The Today Show interview mentioned her second marriage, but slightingly: “[Wendy] Davis married again for a time.” For a time? She was married to Jeff Davis for 18 years!One of the best things that happened to her, obviously, is that she got married to someone in a position to help her. But Davis and her hagiographers in...
  • Obamacare: We’re Committed to Making Better Mistakes Tomorrow

    10/24/2013 8:48:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-24-2013 | MOTUS
    “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.” – P.J. O’Rourke Okay, that used to be funny. Before it was hijacked by the Teahadists and used to hold hostages and make ransom demands. Butt now I see that sticker shock is starting to stun people all across America, even journalists: Obamacare is not just creating havoc in state exchanges, it is roiling the larger private health insurance market. Costs are skyrocketing thanks to the expensive mandates, regulations and taxes buried in the Affordable Car Act. Call it the Unaffordable...
  • Australian PM schedules elections for Yom Kippur

    01/30/2013 12:09:12 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 30, 2013, 11:49 am | Gabe Fisher
    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard surprised voters on Wednesday by announcing that national elections will be held September 14, in a country where governments have traditionally given the opposition little more than a month’s notice to keep a strategic advantage. September 14, 2013, falls on Yom Kippur, leading former opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull to post on Twitter that he was “deeply disappointed that Julia Gillard chose to hold the election on Yom Kippur — the most solemn and sacred day of the Jewish year.”
  • McGurn: How Obama's 'Life of Julia' Prevailed

    11/27/2012 8:00:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 27, 2012 | William McGurn
    The name of the program now escapes me. Several months ago, while flipping channels with the remote, I stopped on an MTV show about a working mom whose whole life was upended when her partner announced that he was splitting. It caught my attention because this mother lived in a nice apartment that looked like one in my suburban New Jersey town, and she was applying for food stamps. This wasn't your caricature "taker"—the woman had a real job. With her partner leaving, however, she could no longer afford the rent, and she would have trouble providing for her two...
  • Liberal Exploitation Of Who They Perceive To Be Victims Knows No Bounds (pic)

    10/02/2012 10:02:50 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-2-12 | The Looking Spoon
    First it was Julia, now National Review has an excellent piece on the latest female exploited by the Obama Campaign. Read it here.
  • Julia’s mother: ...single mom better off with $29,000 job and welfare than ...a $69,000 job

    08/16/2012 7:49:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | July 12, 2012 | James Pethokoukis
    The U.S. welfare system sure creates some crazy disincentives to working your way up the ladder. Benefits stacked upon benefits can mean it is financially better, at least in the short term, to stay at a lower-paying jobs rather than taking a higher paying job and losing those benefits. This is called the “welfare cliff.” Let’s take the example of a single mom with two kids, 1 and 4. She has a $29,000 a year job, putting the kids in daycare during the day while she works. As the above chart – via Gary Alexander, Pennsylvania’s secretary of Public Welfare...
  • Julia Child Julia Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004)

    08/14/2012 8:36:29 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 13 replies
    Julia Child (née McWilliams; August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) click for youtube vid Would have been 100 tomorrow.
  • Under Obama, More Lucrative For Single Mom To Earn $29K Than $69K

    07/13/2012 3:46:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 7-13-12 | William Bigelow
    Remember Julia, the fictional woman created by the Obama campaign to illustrate the benefits of big government? Now there is hard evidence that Julia should probably stay home and pick up her government check rather than getting a good job. A new chart put together by Gary Alexander, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State, shows that Julia, as a single mom with two kids in daycare, would be better off remaining in her $29,000 per year job than she would be in a $69,000 per year job because of the benefits she would obtain from the government. In the lower paying job,...
  • Melanie Sturm: Think Again (Julia's War on Feminism)

    05/24/2012 6:12:30 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 8 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | May 24, 2010 | Melanie Sturm
    When Gloria Steinem popularized the saying “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle,” I wasn't old enough to wear a bra, never mind burn it. However, thanks to that feminist credo and its infiltration of 1970s popular culture, women of my generation grew up believing we could make it on our own, like Mary Tyler Moore. While her theme song cautioned, “This world is awfully big, girl,” our confidence rose with Mary's cap, tossed triumphantly to “You're going to make it after all.” Indeed, we did make it, though presidential campaign operatives peddling the “War on...
  • The Woman Without a Face (Obama's Julia)

    05/18/2012 7:42:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | may 18, 2012 | Robert Tracinski
    When President Obama's re-election campaign put up its "Life of Julia" feature, the mockery from the right came thick and fast, focusing on Julia's creepy faceless anonymity—literally, the way she is drawn, she has no face—and on the apparent absence in her life of family, friends, a mentor, a spouse, or anyone or anything to compete with the beneficence of the federal government. Beyond the mockery, though, there is a sense that "Julia" reveals some very important things about the worldview of the left. Here's one point I haven't seen made elsewhere: the fact that Julia is apparently in the...
  • Obama's 'Julia' says 'I do' to the hubby state

    05/18/2012 3:50:38 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 5/17/12 | Jessica Gavora
    "The Life of Julia," the Obama campaign's new interactive Web ad, follows a cartoon everywoman, Julia, through the milestones of a middle-class American life: education, work, motherhood, retirement. One milestone is pointedly missing: marriage. But, then again, why should Julia get married? She doesn't need to. Like a growing number of single women with children, Julia is married to the state. As a character drawn and focus-grouped by political consultants, Julia is designed to remind voters of the government programs President Obama champions and likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney is ostensibly intent on taking away. Julia goes to school (with...
  • Why the American woman is about to break up with Obama

    05/18/2012 11:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2012 | Mercedes V. Schlapp
    For months, President Obama has been focused on courting the American woman. This week the latest CBS News/New York Times poll shows that she is not returning the love. In fact, it appears that she is seriously thinking about breaking up with him. In the last month, Romney has managed to close the gap with women voters and according to the CBS/New York Times poll now leads President Obama among women voters 46-44%. While poll numbers will fluctuate through November, and the actual significance of the ballot question will start to be clearer after Labor Day, Romney’s growing strength with...
  • Obama can thank 'Julia' for his drop in the polls

    05/16/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Sabrina L. Schaeffer
    If “Julia” taught us anything, it’s that the Democrats' agenda — a set of cradle-to-grave policies designed to “protect” women and keep them under the auspices of government control — is doomed to fail come November. Yesterday’s CBS/New York Times poll that found that women support Romney over Obama 46-44, revealing that playing gender politics actually doesn’t win you women’s — or men’s — votes. The fact is this “gender split” really just mimics the general vote split, suggesting that these ideas are widely unpopular. As I’ve written before, the “War on Women” narrative is risky business, as women are...
  • The year of losing touch with reality

    05/13/2012 8:27:38 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-8-12 | Noemie Emery
    Somewhere in the recent past (say, about the time "Dreams From My Father" was published), liberals decided reality wasn't really their thing. It was too dull. It didn't give closure. Sometimes the endings weren't right. So it turns out that Obama's main squeeze in his young days was a "composite," digitally enhanced for your reading experience. Then, it turned out that even the blond, blue-eyed, whey-faced Elizabeth Warren, running against Scott Brown in Massachusetts for his seat in the Senate, was hired by Harvard as an American Indian, though the proportion of Cherokee in her bloodline was just 1 in...
  • Julia's Circle of Life (The Obama Campaign's Real Life of Julia in BHO's Dystopian Welfare State)

    05/12/2012 8:19:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
  • The Real Life of Julia

    05/10/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-10 | [Staff]
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  • Why Obama Campaign Named Their 1984 Moocher Julia

    05/09/2012 10:12:58 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    Roaring ^ | May 6, 2012 | Roaring Republican
    Yesterday I told you about the Obama campaign’s (new fictional character Julia) She is a government moocher used to push that wholesome totalitarian ideal that Big Brother should be there to watch over us from cradle to grave using the power of the Nanny State. You may be wondering though, why is the character named Julia? There is an obvious but brilliantly subtle answer picked up by (It's Only Words)Julia is of course one of the main characters in George Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future Nineteen Eighty-Four. She is an overzealous proponent of her government who rebels against its...
  • Can We Taxpayers Expect Anything From “Julia?”

    05/08/2012 9:16:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-12 | Warren Beatty
    On Thursday, April 3, 2012, the Barack Obama re-election campaign released “The Life of Julia.” In it are 12 stages in the life of “Julia,” a fictional woman used to demonstrate how Obama’s policies would help her. Throughout the stages in her life, Julia is depicted as someone who benefits from the programs either created by or funded by Obama. The obvious message is that a vote for Obama will keep the largesse flowing for all, not just fictional Julia. One very real problem with the “Julia” concept is that throughout the 12 stages nowhere is it mentioned that...
  • Obama would enable a nation of Julias

    05/08/2012 6:24:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we might already have a winner. It is "The Life of Julia," the Obama re-election team's cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government every step of her life. The phrase "cradle-to-grave welfare state" originated with Clement Attlee's socialist government in post-World War II Britain. Back then, it was meant as a boastful description of a new age of government activism. Subsequently, it became a term of derision for critics of an overweening government. In the spirit of Attlee, the Obama campaign revives the concept of "cradle...
  • ‘Julia’ ad fascinating for its sheer ideological purity

    05/08/2012 5:55:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner's The Political Surf ^ | May 7, 2012 | Doug Gibson, Opinion Editor
    President Obama’s new web campaign ad, “The Life of Julia,” (watch) is perhaps the most blatantly statist political advertisement yet from one of the two major parties. Pitched, I suspect to single women, primarily those college-aged and worried about the responsibilities of adulthood, it posits that government programs are essential to every stage of a woman’s life. It’s fascinating for its sheer ideological purity. From Head Start as a toddler to Social Security and community gardens volunteering late in life, big government is the most intimate partner of Julia’s life. Once Julia’s taken advantage of ObamaCare to stay on her...
  • Freeper request...

    05/06/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 05/06/2012 | me
    Can anyone make a Julia type thing with obama on the golf course..Hole 1..osama dead...hole 2 GM alive..first two holes were great for the highlight real...but lets see if he finished under par...then we can list his failures and give him a golf score..What ya think?
  • 'Julia': Cradle to grave under Obama rule

    05/06/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington times ^ | 5-4-12 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is “The Life of Julia,” the Obama reelection team’s cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. … The Obama campaign revives the concept of “cradle to grave” as it highlights Obama-supported programs that take care of Julia from age 3 to her retirement at age 67.
  • The Laffer Curve Strikes Again and More Mooching Julia

    05/06/2012 6:21:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 6, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically explain the principles of the Laffer Curve, particularly in hopes that I will educate lawmakers that higher tax rates are a bad idea – even if they wind up generating additional revenue. Obama’s proposed class-warfare tax hikes, for instance, might pull in some extra loot for the political class to redistribute. But is it a good idea to give the politicians more money if the economy loses $5 of private output for every $1 of added tax revenue?This is why it is never a good idea to even think about setting tax rates near the revenue-maximizing level.Sadly, many...
  • The Sad, Sorry Life of Julia

    05/05/2012 10:16:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 6, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    “Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it just to reach you, Julia.” The Beatles That song was written about a combination of John Lennon’s mother and his budding relationship with Yoko Ono. This week, with the advent of a mythical “Julia,” the Obama campaign has given that line new meaning. So much of what the campaign says is meaningless, but it is said just to fool voters. And sadly, this sort of propaganda works on an alarming number of Americans. (Sandra Fluke, anyone?) When not appealing to people based on race, sexual orientation or through class...
  • Paul Ryan: Obama's 'Julia' website 'creepy' and 'demeaning'

    05/05/2012 8:21:37 PM PDT · by bramps · 31 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 5/4/2012 | JUSTIN SINK
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that the Obama campaign's new website — which uses a fictionalized woman named Julia to illustrate how the president's policies help female voters — is "creepy" and "demeaning." “It suggests that this woman can’t go anywhere in life without Barack Obama’s government-centered society. It’s kind of demeaning to her,” Ryan said during a constituent meeting in Wisconsin, the National Review reports. “She must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life. It doesn’t say much about his faith in Julia.”
  • The real (overtaxed) life of Julia (video snagged from Townhall)

    05/05/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 4, 2012 | okmaher1
    The following video with commentary is interesting. Maybe a little lukewarm for FR because it ends up with Julia registering as a Republican... which of itself would be too little too late.
  • Obama's Julia : How more desperate will he get?

    05/05/2012 10:45:12 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 25 replies
    Obama2012 vision ^ | 5/5/2012 | sickoflibs
    Jeeze, Obama is getting desperate. If the economy gets any worse he will be accusing Republicans of wanting to round up women because they don't have voter IDs and putting them into baby farm concentration camps.Check this one out:
  • Iowahawk: Julia's Circle of Life

    05/05/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Iowahawk | May 4, 2012 | David Burge
    The continuing adventures of Barack Obama's favorite eyeless, mouthless government dependent Continued
  • Composite Americans (Mark Steyn)

    05/05/2012 9:03:28 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-4-2012 | Mark Steyn - Commentary
    <p>But being yourself is never going to be enough in the new composite America. Last week, in an election campaign ad, Barack revealed his latest composite girlfriend — “Julia.” She’s worse than the old New York girlfriend. She can’t even be herself. In fact, she can’t be anything without massive assistance from Barack every step of the way, from his “Head Start” program at the age of three through to his Social Security benefits at the age of 67. Everything good in her life she owes to him. When she writes her memoir, it will be thanks to a subvention from the Federal Publishing Assistance Program for Chronically Dependent Women but you’ll love it: Sweet Dreams from My Sugar Daddy. She’s what the lawyers would call “non composite mentis.” She’s not competent to do a single thing for herself — and, from Barack’s point of view, that’s exactly what he’s looking for in a woman, if only for a one-night stand on a Tuesday in early November.</p>
  • Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be “Julia”

    05/04/2012 9:56:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 05/04/2012 | Michele Malkin
    I told my 11-year-old daughter about "Julia." She had one word: "Creepy." I'm doing my job right.Notice, by the way, how "progressive" women are awfully quiet about the patriarchal hegemony symbolized by Obama's faceless, dependent Julia. Cue the crickets: Chirp, chirp, chirp.*** Quick, hide under the covers. The nation's storyteller, Barack Obama, unveiled a frightening new fable on the Internet intended to scare women away from supporting fiscal conservatives in November. But as is increasingly common with Obama's social media propaganda initiatives, "The Life of Julia" immediately flopped.Why? Because 1) self-sufficient women voters aren't as sheeple-ish as Democratic strategists make...
  • Paul Ryan: Obama's 'Julia' website 'creepy' and 'demeaning'

    05/04/2012 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 20112 | Justin Sink
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that the Obama campaign's new website - which uses a fictionalized woman named Julia to illustrate how the president's policies help female voters - is "creepy" and "demeaning." "It suggests that this woman can't go anywhere in life without Barack Obama's government-centered society. It's kind of demeaning to her," Ryan said during a constituent meeting in Wisconsin, the National Review reports. "She must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life. It doesn't say much about his faith in Julia." Dubbed "The Life of Julia,"...
  • O’s campaign gets creepy

    05/04/2012 2:30:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | John Podhoretz
    The political world was transfixed yesterday by the Obama campaign’s release of a Web slide show called “The Life of Julia.” It takes about two minutes to get through, and its purpose is to wow American women with all the glorious government goodies they can and should claim throughout their lives — just so long as Mitt Romney doesn’t get elected and take them all away.
  • A Better Life for Julia

    05/04/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Yesterday, President Obama’s team introduced the “Life of Julia,” a portrayal of a liberal vision of life for one woman. Our version shows how conservative policies, like the ones outlined in Heritage’s Saving the American Dream plan, can empower Julia and all Americans without government interference at every stage of life. **Slideshow
  • The Men in Julia’s Life

    05/04/2012 11:11:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 4, 2012 | Dr. Helen Smith
    By now, everyone has read over the ad (slide show, whatever) from Obama’s campaign on the life of Julia, a composite figure who will supposedly get cradle- to-grave government care under the Obama regime. Of course, the only mention of a male in Julia’s life is her son Zachary, whom she has at the age of 31. There is an implied father but we never hear about him. And then there is this: From cracking down on gender discrimination in health care costs to fighting for equal pay, President Obama is standing up for women throughout their lives. Now, let’s...
  • Obama's Girlfriends: Paper, Blowup & Composite

    05/04/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-4-2012 | MOTUS
    I know you’ve all heard about Big Guy’s second composite girlfriend by now: #Julia, who is being exploited like crazy over at #Compositewoman. It looks to me like a blatant continuation of the Republican War on Women. For one thing there are a lot of offensive jokes flying around over there, like this one: “What’s the difference between a composite girlfriend and a pit bull? I already told you: a pit bull is delicious.”
  • The cradle-to-grave, government-supported existence of “Julia” (Obama's imaginary beneficiary)

    05/03/2012 2:43:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Today's buzz surrounds the rollout of yet another composite character from the imagination of Barack Obama, this one named "Julia" Julia represents the arc of a life under the beneficent care of Barack Obama's policies. Interestingly, at every stage of Julia's life, a government program exists to shield her from life's woes. And just as interestingly, Julia never gets the bill for all of this government hand-holding.Let's present a more realistic view of Julia's life: 3 years old --- Julia gets a new-and-improved Head Start, which a new HHS study shows won't do anything for her anyway.17 years old --...
  • Why Obama's Imaginary Daughter Was Named "Julia"

    05/03/2012 10:45:26 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-3-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Check out the latest punchline Obama has written for himself here. My response: There's a lot of really great stuff about it on Twitter too at #Julia.
  • Who the hell is "Julia" and why am I paying for her whole life?

    05/03/2012 9:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/03/2012 | by David Harsanyi
    In the new Barack Obama campaign piece The Life of Julia, voters can "Take a look at how President Obama's policies help one woman over her lifetime -- and how Mitt Romney would change her story." It is one of the most brazenly statist pieces of campaign literature I can ever remember seeing. Let's, for the purposes of this post, set aside the misleading generalizations regarding policy in the ad (no one is innocent on that account, obviously). What we are left with is a celebration of a how a woman can live her entire life by leaning on government...
  • Cradle to Grave: The Obama Campaign's Fantasy for American Life

    05/03/2012 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/3/12 | Kevin Glass
    The Obama campaign has a cringe-inducing propaganda slideshow called "The Life of Julia" intended to illustrate how the Obama Administration's policies will give government help to a young woman as she is educated, works, starts a family and retires. If you had to stifle a guffaw, you're not alone. Yes, the Obama Administration's policies alone can be the savior for American children everywhere - all it takes, apparently, are piles and piles of taxpayer money thrown around recklessly. And by the end, children will still be able to retire and live comfortably on the totally-stable programs of Medicare and Social...
  • † The Legend of Saint Valentine †

    02/14/2007 3:45:09 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 34 replies · 694+ views ^ | 14 February 2007 Anno Domini | Editors
    The Legend of Saint Valentine This story begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian martyr. The emperor was Claudius. The Christian was Saint Valentinus.Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and he had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was a dedicated to the ideals of Christ, and not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned.During the the last weeks of Valentinus life, a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man...
  • Vanity: Julie Banderas Fox News

    09/20/2006 2:12:18 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 118 replies · 38,366+ views
    Julie Banderas is filling in for John Gibson today. Is anybody watching her? She is visibally upset about the comments made about President Bush by Chavez and The Iranian pipsqueek. I appreciate the fact that she kept ferering to president Bush as "Our Commander in Chief" and was angered that thse desopts can speak so freely in "our country" as she put it. It is good to see the there are some in the media with a sense of patriotism.
  • Season Finale: Rome, Episode 12, Kalends of February 9PM EST---Legio XIII Forever!

    11/20/2005 3:52:19 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 224 replies · 7,681+ views
    HBO ^ | 20 NOV 2005 | dcbryan1
    As a result of their arena exploits, Pullo and Vorenus have become heroes to the Roman rank and file, causing Caesar to reward those he normally would punish. Pullo's unexpected return to Vorenus' household is not appreciated by his former slave Eirene. Caesar decides to overhaul the Senate by adding some unexpected new faces, to the chagrin of the old guard. And Servilia hurdles the final obstacle in her ambitious revenge scenario, at Niobe's expense.
  • Hanoi Jane's imminent autobiography

    03/10/2005 3:46:34 PM PST · by freeholland · 138 replies · 2,563+ views
    The following was published in The New York Times. Please note what the fourth paragraph says about her soon-to-be-published autobiography. Her autobiography will either completely ignor her July 1972 trip to North Vietnam, or it will not. Either way, her autobiography's publication is a golden opportunity, perhaps the last, for those of us who know the truth of what happened in Hanoi, and its consequences, to hammer home that Jane Fonda committed the constitutional and statutory crime of treason. As many recipients of this email know, three years ago the Holzers' book -- "Aid and Comfort": Jane Fonda in North...
  • Didier Julia: French MP with links to Syria, Saddam's regime

    03/02/2005 10:41:42 AM PST · by Shermy · 16 replies · 603+ views ^ | March 2, 2005
    PARIS - Didier Julia, the French lawmaker a reporter taken hostage in Iraq called for by name in a video released by her abductors, is seen as a maverick member of President Jacques Chirac's ruling party -- and someone with close ties to Syria and the deposed regime of Saddam Hussein. The 71-year-old representative of the Seine-et-Marne region outside Paris first rose to prominence last September, when he headed an unofficial -- and unsuccessful -- mission to free two other French reporters kidnapped in Iraq. The failure of that venture, conducted from a luxury hotel suite in the Syrian capital...
  • Vanity- Julia Roberts-graphic internet (sex) movie Closer (embarrasing, graded F)

    12/03/2004 9:08:22 PM PST · by AmericanMade · 51 replies · 2,403+ views
    Just viewed the movie Closer. It was nothing short of graphic pornagraphy. The audience could be heard almost gasping at the internet sex language. It included graphic descriptions. The film contained graphic pictures and strip scenes with many unbelievable direct sexual references. I regret that some youth will see this movie. It was shocking to say the least.
  • Elton John Writes a Song for Julia Roberts

    11/13/2003 7:58:52 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 33 replies · 2,194+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/12/03 | Roger Friedman
    <p>Elton John and Bernie Taupin have written a lovely new song for Julia Roberts' forthcoming film "Mona Lisa Smile."</p> <p>The song, "The Heart of a Girl," is the only contemporary recording on an outstanding soundtrack of songs from the early 50s on this Christmas release.</p>
  • Celebrities take causes to Capitol

    06/09/2002 9:25:33 AM PDT · by RobFromGa · 40 replies · 714+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 9, 2002 | Bob Dart
    Celebrities take causes to Capitol By BOB DARTAtlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer Kenneth Lambert / Associated Press Actor Mike Farrell (left) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) joined forces at the Capitol last week to urge rejection of a nuclear waste repository in Nevada. Celebrities are increasingly seen as opinion leaders. Washington -- Lights. Camera. Action. Legislation. Julia Roberts tearfully testified about a disease that strikes young girls. Denise Austin warned about the dangers of childhood obesity. Meryl Streep was upset about Alar on apples. Even Kermit the Frog lobbied for a bill regulating the breeding and sale of exotic animals.Is this...