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  • Inside the Ring/Atta's Photo

    10/01/2005 1:55:16 PM PDT · by vadkins · 21 replies · 1,759+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2005 | Bill Gertz/Rowas Scarborough
    The purported photo of Atta was later reproduced on a chart that had the names of up to 60 suspected terrorists that Mr. Weldon says he gave to Stephen J. Hadley in 2001, when he was White House deputy national security adviser. Frederick Jones, an NSC spokesman, said that Mr. Hadley does not recall ever seeing the chart with the Atta photo, but does not rule out the possibility that he was given the photo by Mr. Weldon. The photo was purchased from the woman by Orion Scientific Systems Inc., a government contractor that was involved in an early phase...
  • Atta known to Pentagon before 9/11

    10/01/2005 1:50:48 PM PDT · by vadkins · 8 replies · 1,043+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/28/2005 | John Crewdson and Andrew Zajac
    Information unearthed The Washington-based FBI agent who was Shaffer's liaison has recalled, in interviews with her superiors, that Shaffer told her his group had unearthed important information on suspected Al Qaeda operatives with links to the U.S., but without mentioning Atta's name. When Shaffer, who is also a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, asked to whom at the FBI that information should be communicated, the agent gave him the name and phone number of an official at FBI headquarters, according to the senior FBI official. Shaffer explained in a telephone interview that although Able/Danger never had knowledge of Atta's...
  • Triangle Ed-Op Interviews: Congressman Curt Weldon

    09/30/2005 1:28:27 PM PDT · by vadkins · 12 replies · 684+ views
    The Triangle Online ^ | 9/30/2005 | James Mack, Jr.
    Curt Weldon: So, what I've had to do is to fight with both of them, both the 9-11 Commission and the [Bush] administration, who I think neither of whom wants this information to be put out to the American people. Now, what bothers me is that the bulk of the information in Able Danger acquired was open-source information; it wasn't classified. To deny these military officers, who are very dedicated, loyal Americans, to tell their story not only flies in the face of everything this country stands for, but it is also a personal attack against them. It also flies...
  • Disabling Able Danger

    09/28/2005 4:21:03 PM PDT · by vadkins · 8 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Washington Post Blog ^ | 9/28/2005 | William Arkin
    As I wrote yesterday, Shaffer is pretty lonely in his recollections. Of some 80 people interviewed by the Defense Department as part of its Able Danger internal investigation, the Pentagon says that three additional workers remember seeing either a chart with a photo or a reference to Mohamed Atta.
  • The Secret History of Able Danger

    09/27/2005 8:39:39 AM PDT · by vadkins · 71 replies · 3,465+ views
    The Washington Post Blog ^ | 9/27/2005 | William Arkin
    First, to debunk the myths: As best as I can determine, having spent tens of hours talking to military sources involved with the issue, intelligence analysts did not identify anyone prior to 9/11, Mohammed Atta included, as a suspect in any upcoming terrorist attack. It is not even clear that a "Mohammed Atta" was identified, let alone that it is the same Atta who died on 9/11. No military lawyers prevented intelligence sleuths from passing useful information to the FBI. Able Danger itself was not an intelligence program. As a representative of U.S. Special Operations Command said at a special...
  • Rather Deserves Respect (LOL)

    11/30/2004 10:01:51 AM PST · by Roberts · 22 replies · 732+ views
    The Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2004 | Ray Richmond
    Rather deserves respect By Ray Richmond There was a telling moment in a telephone interview I conducted with Dan Rather a little more than a year ago in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of CBS. "I'm not a large part of the legacy (of CBS)," Rather offered. "But whatever part of it that I am and have been, I'm very proud of. At the same time, I'm humbled by the fact that I know that I'm undeserving. I know that I'm still working to be worthy of it." Anyone who knew Rather will tell you this wasn't false modesty. He...
  • One Gulp, And Bush Was Gone (Sidney Blumenthal)

    11/25/2004 7:43:59 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 91 replies · 6,027+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday, November 25, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal
    At the dedication of the Clinton library last week in Little Rock, Karl Rove and President Bush received separate tours of the dramatic building, a glistening silver, suspended boxcar filled with light and with a panoramic view of the Arkansas river. Flung across the river stands an old railroad bridge - and to Clinton watchers, bridges represent "the bridge to the 21st century", the former president's re-election slogan in 1996...[snip] ...Then, when the presidents were announced, Bush tried to push his way past Clinton at the library door to be first in line, against the already accepted protocol for the...
  • LaBelle Can't Think About Bush Winning (BARF Alert!)

    11/02/2004 11:09:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo - Entertainment ^ | 11/2/04 | AP - NYC
    NEW YORK - If President Bush (news - web sites) wins re-election on Tuesday, you'll see Patti LaBelle with reddened eyes on Wednesday. The R&B diva, an ardent supporter of Democratic nominee John Kerry (news - web sites), said she "can't even think about it" happening. "I'm going to cry a lot, but I know that's not going to happen, because too many people have come out of the sleep that they've been in," LaBelle told The Associated Press last week. She acknowledges that she was in a sleep herself, as far as voting was concerned, for years. "I've not...
  • Misleading Calls Made to Michigan Voters

    11/01/2004 11:10:12 AM PST · by Always Right · 29 replies · 1,478+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 1, 2004 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN, AP
    LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan voters have received phone calls falsely claiming that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) would make gay marriage legal, Kerry's Michigan campaign said Monday. Both Kerry and his running mate, Sen. John Edwards (news - web sites) of North Carolina, oppose gay marriage and say marriage should be limited to a man and a woman. Kerry has said he supports civil unions. In a recording of a phone call played for The Associated Press, a young woman says: "When you vote this Tuesday remember to legalize gay marriage by supporting John Kerry....
  • I went to her High School

    10/18/2004 7:57:08 PM PDT · by yule56 · 230 replies · 4,976+ views
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  • Senator Hillary Clinton built life on faith

    08/08/2004 5:31:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 153 replies · 4,048+ views
    Arkansas Democrat ^ | 8/08/04 | JANE FULLERTON
    Sen. Clinton built life on faith BY JANE FULLERTON SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Posted on Sunday, August 8, 2004 As Hillary Rodham Clinton builds the public record she began as Arkansas’ first lady, continued as the nation’s first lady and is now expanding as New York’s junior senator, her views on religion remain central to her outlook on life and her position on issues. Although she doesn’t go out of her way to publicize her religious views, neither does she shy from discussing them. Indeed, those who know Sen. Clinton believe her Christian faith has been the motivation for many...
  • HOW TO THINK ABOUT BILL CLINTON

    06/27/2004 10:50:56 AM PDT · by woofie · 41 replies · 429+ views
    Matthew Miller on Line ^ | Jun 23rd, 2004 | Matt Miller
    <p>I hate to wade back into the culture wars forced upon us by Bill Clinton's unjustified impeachment, but since many right-wingers have leapt to pummel the former president on his book tour, those of us not blinded by hate, ideology and a lust for power should at least pitch in with a rebuttal. To that end, here's a short list of better ways to think about Clinton's tenure. Post it on the fridge for handy reference.</p>
  • After viewing screening of documentary, Clinton says he was 'enemy' of conservatives

    06/17/2004 10:12:58 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 237+ views
    Associated Press | June 17, 2004 | MADISON J. GRAY
    NEW YORK — Following the screening of a documentary about his presidency, Bill Clinton told the audience that he became an enemy of right wing America in an attack led by Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr. "The Hunting of the President," a movie about what filmmakers Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry call a political smear campaign against Clinton, was show to a crowded New York University theater Wednesday. The documentary premiered in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday. Clinton, who addressed a group of about 1,000 people, said Starr was "the instrument of a grand design." He said the roots of...
  • Barbra Streisand to auction memorabilia

    05/25/2004 10:14:56 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 16 replies · 286+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 04 | MSNBC
    LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of pieces of memorabilia from Barbra Streisand’s career will be auctioned off June 5, with proceeds going to charities that the Streisand Foundation supports. ...[snip] The auction, dubbed “Her Name is Barbra,” will feature famous items that trace the career of the singer and actress from the early 1960s to today, ...
  • Guard, sex talk are sideshows -- issues should be center ring (BARF ALERT)

    02/16/2004 10:01:13 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 34 replies · 239+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 16, 2004 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER
    You'd think the political media as well as operatives for the Democratic and Republican parties would have learned two valuable lessons from Bill Clinton's election victories: 1. Sexual high jinks, real or alleged, do not necessarily doom a candidate. In 1992 and in 1996, tens of millions of Americans probably agreed with the GOP assessment of Clinton as a horny, rutting pig -- and yet they voted for him anyway, because they didn't think his sexual habits had that much relevance to his strengths as a world leader. 2. Military history (or the lack thereof) probably won't be the determining...
  • Bill Clinton Wins a Grammy

    02/08/2004 9:17:49 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 91 replies · 1,036+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 8, 2004 | Reutres
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) won a Grammy Award on Sunday, but not for his famed saxophone playing. Clinton was honored in the spoken word album for children category for a project he worked on with fellow winners, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Italian screen siren Sophia Loren (news). None of them was at the ceremony to pick up the award for "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks." Clinton's wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (news - web sites), was nominated in the spoken word album category for the audiobook version of...
  • Lehigh Univesity and the "Art" of Bush Bashing

    02/06/2004 1:20:00 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 528+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 2/06/04 | Neal Hoffman
    Click on the thumbnails for a full-size picture In a shocking display of partisanship on a campus already known for its left-wing bias, Lehigh University has placed an exhibit of 5 full-sized wall photographs depicting President Bush and his cabinet in compromising situations in the home of its History and Political Science departments. One of the photos depicts President Bush in a drunken stupor fondling a woman's breasts, while another depicts a group of whores, one of whom represents Dr. Condoleezza Rice, surrounding a table displaying numerous elephants, the Republican Party symbol. The artist, Larry Fink, draws a connection...
  • ZOT! - An Open Letter from Donald to Saddam

    02/05/2004 1:36:09 PM PST · by NC Yippie · 91 replies · 502+ views
    Dear Saddam, Remember when we first met on that magic night in Baghdad in 1983? You were gassing those wacky Iranians with chemical weapons and having a grand old time, but Ronnie and I just said hey, 'dictators will be dictators' - know what I mean?!! Hahaha. It's a good thing we sold you all those weapons and military equipment that you used in crushing your own people. Lord knows what might have happened if we hadn't stepped in to help you out. What a time it was too! We sold you all kinds of fun things - anthrax, VX...
  • In the pool with Wesley Clark

    02/03/2004 11:38:08 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 7 replies · 273+ views
    HANOVER, NH -- The morning of Wednesday, Nov. 12 started out like any other Wednesday. My alarm went off at 5:50 a.m., I hit the snooze button, and then heard that dreaded chirping sound 5 minutes later. I dragged myself out of bed, threw my clothes on, and headed to morning swim workout expecting to hear a familiar "you're late" from Coach Jim Wilson. Instead, as we lifted weights that morning, our coach announced that General Wesley Clark would be joining us in the pool in a little less than an hour. Excited, but confused as to why a presidential...
  • Bush Earned Our Hate

    02/02/2004 1:45:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 186 replies · 962+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, February 2, 2004 | Harley Sorensen
    <p>I would like to say a kind word about George W. Bush: He's usually not as dumb as he pretends to be.</p> <p>Acting dumb is Bush's style. He likes to sandbag people. He plays dumb, people underestimate him and, all of a sudden -- wap! He nails them.</p>
  • New book: "The X President" (barf, indeed!) by Philip Baruth

    01/30/2004 5:42:28 PM PST · by mhking · 10 replies · 263+ views
    I ran across this at Borders, and nearly lost it. It's a book in the science fiction section and...Well, here's the promotional text for the damned thing:A masterful blend of political satire and edgy social commentary, here is a wildly entertaining trip through recent American history and into the impending future. An incisive look at how we love and hate our political leaders, and how they love and hate us back, The X President touches the very heart of what it means to be president—and what a president means to America. It is the year 2055 and America is entangled...
  • Are You Going To Get Mad?

    01/20/2004 9:33:48 PM PST · by TomHolly · 200 replies · 1,374+ views
    Charley Reese ^ | 1-24-2004 | Charley Reese
    Are You Going To Get Mad? It is now about as clear as it's going to get that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. Secretary of State Colin Powell even contradicted himself (in his U.N. speech) by admitting recently that there is no evidence of any link between Saddam and al-Qaida. Prior to the Iraq War, the Bush administration asserted as fact that Saddam had huge quantities of chemical and biological weapons and was actively pursuing nuclear weapons. Administration members ridiculed people who expressed any doubts. Today, after spending millions of dollars looking for the weapons, they haven't...
  • Clinton Enjoys Role as Adviser of Zot!

    01/05/2004 11:17:52 AM PST · by zing ding · 110 replies · 203+ views
    NY Times ^ | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    He left office nearly three years ago as one of the most successful Presidents ever, and Bill Clinton, the youngest ex-president in modern times, is still the go-to guy in Democratic politics. All of the party's major candidates for president say they call on Mr. Clinton for advice. They say the former president always seems eager to talk politics, and one says the former president sometimes seems to relish the calls as an excuse not to work on his memoirs. "He said to me once, `I shouldn't be spending this much time, I've got to be writing my book,' "...
  • ZOT: The Return of the King. Not the Lord Of The Rings kind.

    12/29/2003 7:14:01 PM PST · by Fat Kid NW · 219 replies · 1,074+ views
    Overlord Digest ^ | Sven Kittensen
    <p>Okay, so I thought that I could at least have civil debate with INTELLIGENT conservatives, but after posting under a different name, not only were the responses the equivellant of "UH-UH," but I was denied my rights as a citizen of this great country. It appears to me that Free Republic is not interested in FREE SPEECH! I do love the U.S., I just disagree with the jingoism that followed 9/11. I disagree with our leaders purposfully lying to their citizens in order to go to war. I disagree with going to war against the express directions of the UN which was made to council the nations on these issues. I disagree with the nation's presidency being stolen from the rightful owner, the man who truly won the election. I disagree with that stolen presidency being handed to a C average student who has a criminal record and went AWOL when he was supposed to be serving in the military. I disagree with corporations running the government in the new era of pay to play politics. I disagree with the same corporations that run the country, run the news media. I disagree with conservatives instead of listening to what a liberal has to say, they resort to attacking them with (sometimes) drastic immaturity. I disagree with using religion to get votes. I disagree with religion. I disagree with history being written by the victors. I disagree with with the USA PATRIOT Act not only because anyone can be detained for any reason for any amount of time without a trial with a jury of twelve peers. I disagree with the fact it is called the "Patriot Act" and yet there is nothing patriotic about it. I DO agree with the quote "If you are willing to sacrifice freedom for for security, you deserve neither." I disagree with the civilians in this country not standing up and calling for an impeachment for a president that has done far worse than getting a blow job in the oval office. He has LIED, CHEATED, AND MURDERED. I disagree with everyone being angry at Bill Clinton for smoking marijuana but no one criticizes George W. Bush for DRUNK DRIVING and COCAINE use. I disagree with George W. Bush saying in a nationally televised broadcast, "If you aren't with us, you're with the terrorists." This hurt the feelings of about 60% of New York citizens because they not only lost friends and family in the World Trade Center on 9/11, but they also opposed going to war with Iraq. You can imagine the deranged ultimatum this put on those poor Ameericans who had to choose between those who killed their friends and family and the their better judgment to wait for a UN resolution. I disagree with a $350 billion tax that goes directly to the 1% minority of the wealthy. I disagree with the "No Child Left Behind" policy. Standardized tests don't teach children anything but how to memorize test questions. As a teacher, I can only describe it as leaving every child behind. I disagree with arch conservatives on this website saying that I have AIDS because I am liberal and am into homosexual activites. To clear up your mislead statements of slander. I am heterosexual, I do not have AIDS. I have two healthy children that are beautiful and will be entering school in a year. I love my wife and my country. I don't agree with you...but that doesn't mean I hate you or your thoughts. I encourage them. But please stop reacting to someone that you disagree with in an angry passion of blind ignorance. It doesn't solve anything.</p>
  • SAX, LIES AND VIDEO - "Bill Clinton: The E! True Hollywood Story"

    12/10/2003 12:24:05 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 376+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/10/03 | LINDA STASI
    <p>December 10, 2003 -- HOW is it possible that a president of the United States ends up on E!'s "True Hollywood Story"? Maybe the question really is how in the world did a president's genitals end up as serious discussion within the Justice Department - and how did we the people end up paying $40 million to end up with an impeachment based on a report that reads like a romance novel by Jackie Collins?</p>
  • Who's Lying Now? MoveOn.org's Daily Misleader lives up to its name

    12/09/2003 9:07:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 12 replies · 282+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/10/03 | BEN FRITZ
    <p>In a June 6 speech about Medicare, President Bush said, "We must protect seniors from high medical costs that can rob them of their savings." And with the recently passed Medicare bill, which adds a prescription drug benefit to the government's health insurance program for seniors, the president claims to have done just that.</p>
  • Nationwide Freep! MoveOn.org House Parties with Propaganda Videos THIS WEEKEND!

    12/05/2003 11:45:37 AM PST · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 94 replies · 584+ views
    MoveOn.org | 5 December 2003 | MoveOn.org
    As you probably have discerned, the lovelies at MoveOn.org have moved-on from their original charter of mewling about "vicious right-wing extremist attacks on President Clinton's personal sex life" to adopt a particularly strident blend of anti-America-ism, hate-Bush-ism, and appeasment of terrorists. Well. Now through the magic of the Web they have arranged almost 3,000 "house parties" this Sunday at which a propaganda video, "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" will be shown. You too can sign up to attend or host a house party at http://action.moveon.org/meet/parties.html. I checked and there are four such parties within ten miles of...
  • Harley Sorensen: Talking Turkey About The Bush Bros.

    12/01/2003 7:58:32 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 271+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, December 1, 2003 | Harley Sorensen
    <p>Eat your heart out, Ronald Reagan! George W. Bush has made you look like a rank amateur. His Thanksgiving Day publicity stunt in Baghdad was the stuff of true genius.</p> <p>Take a back seat, Mr. Great Communicator. "Win one for the Gipper" just doesn't cut it any more. This is the new millennium. Bush rules!</p>
  • Another Day in Paradise (Zot lyrics!)

    11/24/2003 7:39:12 AM PST · by HappyThanksgiving FreeRepublic · 54 replies · 532+ views
    Phil Collins
    She calls out to the man on the street, "Sir, can you help me? It's cold and I've nowhere to sleep. Is there somewhere you can tell me?" He walks on, doesn't look back, he pretends he can't hear her He starts to whistle as he crosses the street, seems embarassed to be there Oh, think twice, it's just another day for you and me in paradise Oh, think twice, it's just another day for you, you and me in paradise Just think about it She calls out to the man on the street, he can see she's been crying...
  • They're not kidding: Three best-selling liberal authors have come up with a clever tactic

    11/17/2003 2:20:36 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 26 replies · 443+ views
    WORLD ^ | 11/22/03 | Max Goss
    Three best-selling liberal authors have come up with a clever tactic: Use humor to shield hate, cynicism, and unsupported accusations. Those who object just don't "get the joke." Al Franken calls Karl Rove "human filth," Ari Fleischer a "chimp," and John Ashcroft "something of a nutcase." Michael Moore calls President Bush a "nitwit" and (in the voice of God, no less) a "devil." Molly Ivins manages to insult millions at once when she approvingly quotes William Brann's crack that "the trouble with our Texas Baptists is that we do not hold them under water long enough." Mean-spirited, you say? No,...
  • JFK INSIDER: NO CONSPIRACY

    11/12/2003 1:19:56 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 165+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 11/12/03 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>ARTHUR Schlesinger Jr., a lifelong Democratic stalwart, says there is only one Democratic candidate for president he wouldn't vote for - Sen. Joe Lieberman. "He's the most sanctimonious member of the U.S. Congress," the eminent historian tells Avenue columnist Richard Turley in a wide-ranging conversation. Schlesinger says that on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, "I've always been agnostic about the theory of the possibility of a conspiracy. I've always felt that at some point, someone involved in the conspiracy would have sold out to the National Enquirer for $1 million." Is there anyone whose judgment he respects who believes the Mafia did it? "My wife, Alexandra, does," he tells Avenue. Schlesinger opines that Bill Clinton should not have been impeached because, in his own mind, Clinton was not committing perjury when he denied having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky because the ex-prez is one of the Southern-school types who believes that oral sex doesn't count.</p>
  • ZOT! If Bill Clinton were an addict, here's how Rush might spin it

    10/13/2003 1:21:44 PM PDT · by americanmale · 191 replies · 913+ views
    The St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | October 12, 2003 | Bill McClellan
    <p>Somewhere in a parallel universe, where we are the same people but things have happened in slightly differently ways, Rush Limbaugh greets his loyal listeners this morning.</p> <p>"Lots to talk about today. You all know already that Bill Clinton, our former president, has admitted an addiction to prescription drugs.</p>
  • 'Clinton's Women' Wanted to Be Molested, Columnist Says

    10/13/2003 10:33:02 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 109 replies · 353+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/13/03 | Limbacher
    Mary Jo Melone, a columnist for the left-wing St. Petersburg Times, says it's impossible to compare Bill Clinton the rapist to Arnold Schwarzenegger the groper because "Clinton's women wanted him." In a hysterical 627-word tantrum denouncing the male and female voters who "elected a serial groper," Melone rages, "Whatever were they thinking?" As the campaign ended, we heard Schwarzenegger compared to the illustrious and sexually industrious Bill Clinton. You know what followed. If Clinton could be forgiven, why not Schwarzenegger? There was a difference, if not in their conduct than in their choices. Clinton's women wanted him. Will Melone...
  • THAT'S (718) 832-6459 (Call MoveOn.org and tell 'em what you think)

    10/06/2003 5:03:38 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 52 replies · 424+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/06/03 | Bab McManus
    <p>October 6, 2003 -- WHAT do social insects, Genghis Khan's cavalry and the cyberbullies at MoveOn.org have in common? Swarming.</p> <p>Social insects aren't much on individuality. Gene-driven, they do low-order tasks in the service of an elaborately organized nest - and they do it in large numbers.</p>
  • Why Bush Angers Liberals(Michael Kinsley Barf Fest)

    10/06/2003 10:15:50 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 43 replies · 407+ views
    Time ^ | 10/13/03 | michael kinsley
    Why Bush Angers Liberals We have our reasons, and that is why we're so pragmatic about 2004 By MICHAEL KINSLEY Conservatives are alarmed about the tone of our political debate. Interviewed last week in TIME, Fox TV talk-show host Bill O'Reilly trumped the standard definition of chutzpah — a man who kills his parents, then pleads for mercy as an orphan — by complaining that the country is "as polarized as it's ever been in the history of the Republic." In TIME two weeks ago, essayist Charles Krauthammer expressed astonishment at the level of antagonism toward President Bush among liberals....
  • Traitor Hackworth Does Turnabout on Wes Clark

    09/22/2003 7:55:19 PM PDT · by WestCoastDefense · 68 replies · 3,621+ views
    DefenseWatch ^ | 09-22-2003 | David H. Hackworth
    Looks like Hack has been paid and bought for... Reporting for Duty: Wesley Clark By David H. Hackworth With Wesley Clark joining the Democratic presidential candidates, there are enough eager bodies pointed toward the White House to make up a rifle squad. This bunch of wannabes could make things increasingly hot for Dubya – as long as they don’t blow each other away with friendly fire. Since Clark tossed his steel pot into the inferno, I've been constantly asked, “Hack, what do you think of the general?” For the record, I never served with Clark. But after spending three hours...
  • Book's anti-Bush premise flies in face of reality

    10/05/2003 10:10:04 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 6 replies · 308+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 10/5/2003 | Betsy Hart
    Paul Krugman is probably not having a good week. Krugman is the perennially grumpy op-ed columnist for the so-called "newspaper of record," The New York Times, and author of the just-out best seller, "The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century" (W.W. Norton and Co.). The book, whose premise essentially is that George Bush inaugurated the end of America, easily unravels. Krugman's book is a repeat — literally — of his Times op-ed columns, which tend to center on the evil of George Bush, the evil of everybody who has met George Bush and the evils of capitalism....
  • Bands Rock Against Bush - Concerts and tours to raise awareness about 2004 election

    09/23/2003 3:25:39 PM PDT · by weegee · 88 replies · 1,672+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | (September 23, 2003) | ANDREW DANSBY
    Bands Rock Against Bush Concerts and tours to raise awareness about 2004 election Sonic Youth, the Donnas, the Liars, the Locust and Erase Errata are among the groups who have pledged their support for Bands Against Bush, a self-explanatory new artistic collective dedicated to lending its support to the "struggle against a world of perpetual fear and violence bolstered by the Bush administration." BAB has set up more than twenty regional chapters in the U.S. and abroad, with a directory of groups willing to participate in various events to raise voter awareness. Among the events planned is an October 11th...
  • Superheroes for saving Saddam?

    09/19/2003 12:52:53 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 465+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 9/19/03 | Brent Bozell
    It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Comic-book superheroes have gone into the liberal political indoctrination business.The September issue of the DC Comics book "Justice League of America," or "JLA," presents Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as U.N.-promoting paper dolls for a thinly disguised propaganda play against President Bush's war on Saddam Hussein.The story begins with a "napalmetto" attack on home soil. President Lex Luthor -- how nice, a supervillain standing in for President Bush -- connects the terror attack to "Qurac" and says the "Joint Chiefs are recommending military pressure." Wonder Woman protests: "International law and...
  • Franken's book bravely presents the truth (DOUBLE-MEGA-BARF ALERT!!)

    09/21/2003 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Lucretia Borgia · 54 replies · 345+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 9/21/03 | Deborah Locke
    Franken's book bravely presents the truth by Deborah Locke, Editorial Writer, St. Paul Pioneer PressAt least two sections of Al Franken's book ought to grab the attention of people from Minnesota. In "Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them -- A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right," Franken recounts the Paul Wellstone memorial. The chapter is a good example of the way right-wing pundits aided by their media outlets will distort the facts to the American people. A more chilling theme throughout the book is the way mainstream media organizations buy into the lies and report them as...
  • WHY DON'T WE HAVE ANSWERS TO THESE 9/11 QUESTIONS? (Warning:Major Bush Hit Piece)

    09/15/2003 1:37:29 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 55 replies · 395+ views
    The Philidelphia Daily News | 9-14-03 | William Bunch
    WHY DON'T WE HAVE ANSWERS TO THESE 9/11 QUESTIONS? By WILLIAM BUNCH bunchw@phillynews.com NO EVENT IN recent history has been written about, talked about, or watched and rewatched as much as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 - two years ago today. Not only was it the deadliest terrorist strike inside America, but the hijackings and attacks on New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington were also a seminal event for an information-soaked media age of Internet access and 24- hour news. So, why after 730 days do we know so little about what really...
  • BILL CLINTON (TheBentOne) Live in Iowa Now! (Laff At the Adulation Alert!)

    09/13/2003 3:32:38 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 65 replies · 1,177+ views
    You've gotta see this...women are salivating, men are cheering, and teenage girls are being sheltered by grandparents in a rainy field in Iowa. Tom Harkin and a couple thousand Demon-RATS are gathered to mentally masturbate at a speech by Impeached42. Hilarious!!
  • GAROFALO ON BUSH: "It Is...a Conspiracy of the 43rd Reich"

    08/21/2003 11:37:14 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 79 replies · 1,944+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday August 21, 2003 | BrentBaker
    Another round of looniness from left-wing activist/actress Janeane Garofalo as the co-host in the left chair on CNN's Crossfire this week. On Monday she held the Bush administration "responsible" for the blackout. On Wednesday afternoon she blamed the Bush team for the terrorist attack on the UN hotel: "It is the Bush/Cheney cartel's fault for this." Railing against the Bush administration's efforts to pass and now argue in favor of the benefits of the Patriot Act, Garofalo raised Nazism. Playing off how George W. Bush is the 43rd President, she charged: "It is in fact a conspiracy of the 43rd...
  • Janeane Garofalo: What a Joke

    08/20/2003 8:15:00 AM PDT · by political_chick · 44 replies · 1,290+ views
    USA News and Views ^ | 8/20/03 | Paul Walfield
    Warm and fuzzy, cute and cuddly have absolutely nothing in common with the venom spewing Leftist, Janeane Garofalo. Janeane makes her living as a comedienne and as an actor, but her calling seems to be that of emulating a shrew on a bad hair day. Janeane is now co-host of CNN’s faltering Crossfire TV show, at least for a week anyway. No doubt the wisest at CNN understands their prospective audience far better than ordinary folks who just tune in. In their infinite wisdom they chose to have a spokesperson of Janeane’s unique qualifications to represent the Left and democrats...
  • After Action Report Freeped the MoveOn.org redistricting rally, Austin, TX 8/9/03

    08/09/2003 2:32:40 PM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 16 replies · 411+ views
    Aug. 9, 2003 | The Bat Lady
    MoveOn.org planned a huge rally to support the Texas Democrat Senators who have run to New Mexico, today. At least 13 brave freepers met to stand on the other side. We were Basil, Gracey, The Bat Lady, HocNDoc, DrewsDad, CindyDawg and her hubby, Verona (Lurker), Petronide, JimNTexas, Jobshopper and his wife and DeadCorpse. If I have misspelled anyone's name please chime in. As I was driving up, I heard that MoveOn.org had 3,000 people coming to Austin for this rally. I hadn't heard who would be showing up and was pretty nervious about being the only one. But then I...
  • Are You a Bushbot?

    08/05/2003 7:54:10 AM PDT · by banned not even a t shirt · 113 replies · 341+ views
    If you think Bush brought honor and dignity to the White House simply because he is not getting BJs from interns... then you just might be a Bushbot If you think Bush was upfront, forthcoming and totally honest about his reasons for invading Iraq.... then you just might be a Bushbot If you think it is just a liberal myth that Bush is controlled by big business interests... then you just might be a Bushbot If you think Bush's positions on education, assault weapons, prescription drugs, etc. are just games he has to play and are really good for conservatism...
  • Nobody do the voodoo like we do***ZOT***

    07/31/2003 8:16:05 AM PDT · by William Jefferson Bush · 46 replies · 253+ views
    Seatlle PI ^ | William Woods
    Will the Bush administration ignore the huge, unexpected drop in consumer confidence reported for June? Can it continue to gloss over the struggles of millions of U.S. families? Bush now faces the worst employment growth record of any administration since Herbert Hoover's. And its "tax cuts for the rich will help us all" mantra has an undertone of "who cares about the rest of you?" This administration really hasn't offered any workable strategies to lift the economy. The trickle-down strategy was deemed "voodoo economics" by Bush Sr. The deficit strategy may bankrupt us. Blaming Bill Clinton is just sophomoric. Will...
  • Streisand: The Lies are Finally Catching Up

    07/30/2003 12:22:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 85 replies · 626+ views
    barbrastreisand.com ^ | July 30, 2003 | Barbra Streisand
    Recently, I decided to go back through my website and reread some of the statements I have written and links to articles I have posted. 2003 has been such a tumultuous year already ... Now we have the publicized revelations that the Bush administration exaggerated evidence of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and falsely implied that there were strong connections between al Qaeda and Iraq. Looking back, however, it is clear that these facts were known even before the war... but the media did not emphasize the story until it was already too late. For example, on March 26th we...
  • ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!!

    07/17/2003 6:44:55 PM PDT · by DTA · 120 replies · 1,843+ views
    House of Representatives web site ^ | July 17 2003 | Congressman Curt Weldon
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH -- (House of Representatives - July 16, 2003) ---    The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Gingrey). The gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Weldon) is recognized for 40 minutes.    Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, enough is enough. I sat in my office last night and listened to Member after Member on the other side rail about President Bush and whether or not we could trust him in the Iraqi situation. I have listened to my colleagues tonight. Enough is enough. Mr. Speaker, this is just outrageous.    So what I have done is I have got a whole file here,...
  • How George Bush Is Losing Two Wars [troll zotted]

    07/17/2003 12:20:03 PM PDT · by nygop2 · 106 replies · 338+ views
    The plain facts are shocking. Nine thousand families are currently homeless in New York City, the highest number on record. Indeed, homelessness is rising across the country as jobs vanish, incomes shrink and families are forced onto the streets. Meanwhile, George W. Bush is spending the astounding sum of $4 billion a month in taxpayers’ money to keep 146,000 U.S. troops in Iraq—troops who are being murdered on a daily basis, with over 70 dead American soldiers since the war ended on May 1 and no foreseeable improvement. This confusion of priorities is an embarrassment to this country and Mr....