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  • WH Now Partnering With Amateur 'iReporters' on First Lady's China Trip

    03/20/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/20/14 | JERYL BIER
    The professional press corps has been frozen out of Michelle Obama's swing through China. But the White House has partnered with CNN to bring in amateurs. Katie Hawkins-Gaar, a CNN editor, coordinated the effort to solicit and accumulate submissions from "iReporters" interested in asking questions about the "importance of students learning from one another's cultures," Mrs. Obama's stated emphasis for this trip. The White House's webpage dedicated to the first lady's trip describes the "assignment" as follows: CNN iReport Assignment: iReporters in the U.S. and around the world have submitted questions for the First Lady about study abroad. Stay tuned to watch Mrs. Obama answer...
  • Primary school dinner lady sacked after she accidentally served gammon to a Muslim pupil

    07/31/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31 2013 | SUZANNAH HILLS
    Primary school dinner lady sacked for 'negligence, carelessness or idleness' after she accidentally served gammon to a Muslim pupil A primary school dinner lady has been sacked for accidentally serving pork to a Muslim pupil. Alison Waldock, 51, 'forgot' the seven-year-old dietary needs when she asked if the schoolgirl wanted gammon and the youngster said yes. The school's headteacher spotted the mistake as the youngster was about to tuck into the meat and swept the plate away from her. The girl's parents were then told how close their daughter had come to eating the meat, which is banned in their...
  • Margaret Thatcher did not ‘snub’ Sarah Palin: The truth about the Iron Lady and the former Governor

    04/08/2013 7:28:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 13th, 2011 | Nile Gardiner
    In the past few days a number of hugely misleading reports have circulated in both Britain and the United States alleging that Margaret Thatcher snubbed Sarah Palin. It all began with a blog post in The Guardian claiming the former prime minister had refused to meet with Mrs. Palin on her upcoming visit to London, on the grounds that she was “unworthy of an audience”, and quoting an anonymous “ally” of Lady Thatcher. According to The Guardian, in a piece entitled ‘Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Palin: don’t bother dropping by’: Her (Lady Thatcher’s) allies believe that Palin is a frivolous...
  • First Lady Turns Easter Egg Roll Into White House 'Fat Camp'

    03/28/2013 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/28/13 | Craig Bannister
    This year's White House Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "fat camp" to inflict exercise and the First Lady's "Let's Move!" healthy meal plans on kids who want just want to celebrate the season on the South Lawn. An e-mail from the "Let's Move!" campaign says the Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "Let's Move! Social": "We're excited to announce that our next White House Social will be a Let's Move! Social here, at the White House. On Monday, April 1st, 2013, the First Family will host the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with...
  • First Lady Ann Romney!

    11/02/2012 3:59:16 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 37 replies
    Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America ^ | November 02, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
  • WEEKLY ADDRESS: The President and First Lady Thank our Troops for their Service as we Celebrate

    12/24/2011 7:10:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The White House ^ | 12/24/11 | Office of the Press Secretary
    WASHINGTON— In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama came together to wish the American people a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thanked our troops, military families, and veterans for their service and sacrifice. President Obama and Michelle Obama encouraged everyone to visit JoiningForces.gov to find ways to give back to our brave men and women in uniform and their families during the holiday season as we work together in the spirit of service. Remarks of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Weekly Address The White House December 24, 2011 THE PRESIDENT: Hi everyone....
  • Lady Thwarts Home Invasion Through Her CCTV : Robbery Fail

    11/16/2011 8:18:51 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/14/2011
    Talk about a play by play and a happy ending.
  • Statue of Liberty to close for year of renovation work

    08/11/2011 3:20:32 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 Aug 2011 | Unk
    New York's iconic Statue of Liberty is to close for a year for renovations. The 305ft (93m) copper statue needs $27.5m (£16.8m) in repairs, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said. The National Park Service said new stairs and elevators would be installed within the 125-year-old statue, but Liberty Island would remain open. The statue, dedicated in 1886, was given to the US by France. Most of the 3.5m people who visit Liberty Island each year do not climb the statue. Visitors were barred from venturing up inside the statue in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, although they were...
  • First Lady Praises Botswana As ‘Thriving Democracy’ But State Dept Cites ‘Violence Against

    06/24/2011 5:13:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/24/11 | Penny Starr
    Speaking at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon in Gaborone, Botswana on Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama praised the country for being a “thriving democracy” filled with “kind and generous people.” A U.S. Department of State report on Botswana’s human rights record, however, concludes that the country is still struggling with problems such as violence against women, child abuse, and discrimination. “[I]t is a pleasure to be in this beautiful country that embodies what my husband has called ‘a vision of Africa on the move,’” Obama said at the luncheon in Gaborne where young women were honored for their leadership.
  • First Lady shimmers in expensive gown at low-key state dinner

    06/10/2011 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/10/11 | Christine Delargy
    President and Mrs. Obama hosted a decidedly more subtle state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Tuesday evening. Though Mr. Obama presented Merkel with his highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the dinner otherwise lacked the glitz and glamour of the Obama administration-- with one noticeable exception. First Lady Michelle Obama wore a shimmery ivory sleeveless gown by Naeem Khan, a designer she favors and also donned at the president's first state dinner in 2009. Naeem Khan gowns retail from $5,000-$15,000. Khan told the Wall Street Journal the first dress he made for Mrs. Obama...
  • Book giants censor Aussie male model's breasts (dude looks like a lady)

    05/18/2011 12:50:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    5/17/11
    Link only - Book giants censor Aussie male model's breasts
  • Lady Gaga concert will be used to raise money for Florida Democrats ("House Victory 2012")

    03/04/2011 6:29:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/03/11 | Shannon Travis
    Lady Gaga concert will be used to raise money for Florida DemocratsBy: CNN Political Producer Shannon Travis March 3rd, 2011 - 06:25 PM ET Washington (CNN) – "I want your love" won't be the only lyrics rock star Lady Gaga sings from her top ten repertoire but Florida Democrats will be singing right along as they use tickets to her concert as a lure for donors. The Sunshine state's Democrats hope to raise funds for its "House Victory 2012" campaign by selling tickets to Gaga's April 16 concert in Tampa. That's according to the St. Petersburg Times. The newspaper reports...
  • Charlotte charred by FLOTUS roast reference

    02/03/2011 10:32:51 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/03/11 | Molly Ball
    Charlotte residents were ecstatic to hear this week that their city was selected to host the Democratic convention. But there was one line in the e-mail announcement from First Lady Michelle Obama that made locals say, "Huh?" Continue Reading In listing Charlotte's many virtues, Obama named southern charm, hospitality, diversity — "And of course, great barbecue." That was news to residents, who know that North Carolina's best barbecue lies farther afield. "We appreciate the compliments, and they're all spot-on until that last one," the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer newspaper wrote in a blog post titled, "Charlotte = great...
  • Michelle Obama Makes Best-Dressed List

    11/18/2010 5:04:46 AM PST · by scottfactor · 44 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 11/18/2010 | Gina Miller
    It has finally spilled over into being just too much for me to not say something. For the past two years I have been keenly aware of the poor taste of Barack and Michelle Obama. I have seen and read how both of them have diminished the office of President of the United States. I have seen how Obama has gone around the world bowing and scraping before despots, needlessly apologizing for our great nation, and it has not escaped my notice that they have taken it upon themselves to lavishly spend our money on their outrageously exorbitant and almost...
  • First lady to discuss obesity during NJ visit

    11/16/2010 9:40:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies · 1+ views
    wsj ^ | 11/16/10 | Staff
    NEWARK, N.J. — Michelle Obama will discuss school nutrition and childhood obesity during a visit to New Jersey's largest city. Michelle Obama will be joined by Newark Mayor Cory Booker and will hear from students at the city's Maple School in Thursday.
  • First lady went to Spain to spend time with grieving friend

    08/10/2010 11:49:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo ^ | 8/10/10 | Holly Bailey
    First Lady Michelle Obama took a lot of grief for her decision to vacation in Spain last week, a glitzy getaway that prompted one New York Daily News columnist to liken her to Marie Antoinette. But now we're learning more about the trip, which, despite the furor over its alleged excess, seems to have been launched with good intentions. According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet, the first lady made the trip because she wanted to spend time with her best friend, Chicago physician Anita Blanchard, who lost her father this summer. Blanchard (who is married to President Obama's best...
  • Lady Gaga Blasts Arizona Over Immigration

    08/02/2010 1:01:00 PM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 75 replies · 21+ views
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | August 2, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    If you don’t mind watching a train wreck, then please take a few minutes and check out the latest celebrity rant. Lady Gaga tends to always use her stage as her soapbox. This time is no different but at her latest stop in Arizona she is now lamblasting the state for their illegal immigration laws by saying (among many other things), “We have to be active. We have to protest. . . . I will yell and I will scream louder…I will hold you, and we will hold each other, and we will peaceably protest this state.” Caution: some bad...
  • Is Obama's 'lady' an injustice to Kagan?

    05/12/2010 11:35:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 667+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2010
    We'll let the bloviators debate whether Elena Kagan is liberal enough. We're more interested in that other "l" word attached to the solicitor general. You know, lady. In announcing his Supreme Court pick Monday, President Barack Obama called Kagan a "trailblazing lady." Come again?
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/26/2010 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 194+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | not given | Zsolt Aradi
    Our Lady of Good Counsel   by Zsolt Aradi The majesty of the Roman countryside has remained unchanged for centuries. Just to the south of the city rise the famous Castelli Romani, the Roman Castles, the popular name given to the hills and townships in Rome's immediate neighborhood. These hills are studded with the palaces of the once rich nobility of Rome who leave the city whenever the depressive and humid scirocco hits the Eternal City. The Castelli Romani are still a part of Rome, yet once we enter that district around Palestrina, popularly called Ciociaria, we are in a...
  • First Lady Says Mexico Still Safe for Travel

    04/16/2010 6:50:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies · 1,414+ views
    abc ^ | 4/16/10 | YUNJI de NIES and KAREN TRAVERS
    Michelle Obama Says U.S., Mexican Governments Can do More to Tackle Drug Issue- On a visit to Mexico, first lady Michelle Obama said today that in despite recent drug-related violence along the U.S. border, Mexico is still a safe country for Americans to travel with their families and said she hopes to bring her daughters south of the border for a visit.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama escapes health debate by taking daughters to Broadway's 'Memphis'

    03/21/2010 10:54:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,448+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/21/10 | First Lady Michelle Obama escapes health debate by taking daughters to Broadway's 'Memphis' Read mo
    The First Lady and her daughters escaped to New York to catch a Broadway show while her husband stayed in Washington to fight for health care. Michelle Obama - with Sasha, 8, and Malia, 11, and about a dozen other people in tow - took in the matinee performance of "Memphis" Sunday. Security blocked off 44th Street outside the Shubert Theatre when their motorcade arrived. Obama, the girls and their friends were hussled in through a side door to seats reserved in the first four rows of the theater. "They didn't make an announcement but when they came in, everybody...
  • Sarah Palin Now Pulling Both Rock Star Money, Lady Gaga Comparisons

    01/17/2010 12:26:57 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 37 replies · 2,270+ views
    http://gawker.com ^ | Jan 16, 2010 06:30 PM | By Foster Kamer
    Sarah Palin Now Pulling Both Rock Star Money, Lady Gaga Comparisons - sarah palin - Gawker
  • REMEMBER WHO’S THE FIRST LADY HERE, DEAR

    09/27/2009 12:35:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 151 replies · 7,685+ views
    express.com.uk ^ | 9/27/09 | Laura Clout
    SHE may have snared her man 20-odd years ago, but Michelle Obama can still fall foul of the ­green-eyed monster. The First Lady certainly looked a little uncomfortable this week when husband Barack moved in for a smooch with Carla Bruni, the supermodel wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy. If every picture tells a story, this one seems to be saying “Hands off”.
  • FREE EXORCISE

    03/14/2009 10:41:30 AM PDT · by DoorGunner · 9 replies · 421+ views
    My Fevered Brain ^ | 03/14/2009 | self
    Lady Madonna Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartneyLady Madonna, children at your feet. Wonder how you manage to make ends meet. Who finds the money? When you pay the rent? Did you think that money was heaven sent? Friday night arrives without a suitcase. Sunday morning creep in like a nun. Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace. See how they run. Lady Madonna, baby at your breast. Wonder how you manage to feed the rest. See how they run. Lady Madonna, lying on the bed, Listen to the music playing in your head. Tuesday afternoon is never...
  • First Lady Visits Troops in Afghanistan

    06/09/2008 4:15:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 103+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Mark Swart, USA
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, June 9, 2008 – First Lady Laura Bush visited troops here yesterday during a brief stop on her third trip to Afghanistan, giving words of praise and encouragement to servicemembers for their efforts and results. First Lady Laura Bush visits servicemembers at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, to thank them for their efforts, June 8, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christina Sinders  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “From overseeing hospitals to responding to [improvised explosive devices], your efforts are critical to our mission in Afghanistan,” Bush said. “On behalf of President Bush and a...
  • Found In Farmer's Field: The 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Of The Lost Lady Of Rome

    11/23/2007 7:32:17 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 311+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-23-2007 | Chris Brooke
    Found in a farmer's field: The 2,000-year-old skeleton of the lost lady of Rome By CHRIS BROOKE Last updated at 09:14am on 23rd November 2007 In her lifetime she was a member of a wealthy family based in a bustling British outpost of the world's mightiest empire. The imperial glory has long faded. But, almost 2,000 years on, archaeologists have discovered a corner of an English field that is forever Rome. They have unearthed a coffin containing a remarkably well-preserved skeleton in the village of Aldborough, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire - once the site of a major Roman town, Isurium...
  • Ancient Skeleton Was 'Even Older' (Red Lady Of Paviland)

    10/30/2007 7:59:59 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 79+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-30-2007
    Ancient skeleton was 'even older' The burial site was in Goat's Hole Cave at Paviland on Gower The Red Lady of Paviland has always been a little coy about her age - but it appears she may be 4,000 years older than previously thought. Scientists say more accurate tests date the earliest human burial found in the UK to just over 29,000 years ago. When discovered in a cave on Gower in the 1820s the bones were thought to be around 18,000 years old, but were later redated to between 25,000 and 26,000. Researchers said it casts a new light...
  • Caption *Bubba/Bubbette Clinton, First Lady

    10/02/2007 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 262+ views
    NY Mag ^ | 10/08/07
  • First Lady Has Surgery for Pinched Nerve

    09/09/2007 8:03:55 AM PDT · by Ghayyour · 12 replies · 769+ views
    Forbes ^ | September 09, 2007
    WASHINGTON - First lady Laura Bush underwent surgery Saturday to relieve pain from pinched nerves in her neck. The White House said the procedure was successful. The problem kept her from joining President Bush on a trip to Australia this week for the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Sydney. Mrs. Bush underwent the 2 1/2-hour procedure at The George Washington University Hospital. The surgical team was led by Dr. Anthony Caputy, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the Neurological Institute, in consultation with Dr. Richard Tubb, who is the president's doctor. Mrs. Bush...
  • Paviland Cave And The Red Lady

    01/17/2007 12:39:44 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 857+ views
    Paviland Cave and The Red Lady Paviland Cave, on the south coast of the Gower peninsula, South Wales, is an Early Upper Palaeolithic (Early Stone Age) archaeological site, dating to roughly 30,000 - 20,000 years ago. It is the richest site of its kind in Britain, with four and a half thousand finds, including worked bone and stone (lithic) tools. The Red Lady of Paviland was a fairly complete human skeleton dyed in red ochre that was discovered in 1826 by the Reverend William Buckland in one of the Paviland limestone caves at )Goat’s Hole Cave). The "lady" has since...
  • The United States of America vs. Bill Keller

    09/12/2006 2:17:22 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 1,228+ views
    NY Magazine ^ | 19 September 2006 | Joe Hagan
    The United States of America vs. Bill Keller How hard is it to be executive editor of the New York Times today? The White House calls him a traitor. He gets roasted every day on talk shows and blogs. The newsroom is losing faith. The paper is shrinking. And the worst part is that fighting back means overcoming his own nature... ...For a meeting without historical precedent, the president of the United States had called the Times to the White House to personally try to prevent a state secret from appearing in print—an exposé of the National Security Agency’s efforts...
  • First Lady Lends Voice to Military Children

    08/05/2006 1:06:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 294+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    DENVER, Colo., August 5, 2006 -- Children in military families face unique pressures and stress and need community and family support to lead successful lives, first lady Laura Bush said here yesterday at a conference addressing youth issues. “Military kids are resourceful and resilient, but the demands of military life--frequent moves and school transitions, long-distance parenting, parents reentering family life after the trauma of combat, not to mention the stress of knowing that Mom or Dad is in harm's way--present unique difficulties for our troops and their children,” Bush said during her remarks at the Helping America’s Youth Regional...
  • Bold Statement on Immigration Shows Off Lady Liberty's Undies

    05/30/2006 10:01:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,386+ views
    WTOL.COM ^ | May 30, 2006 05:29 AM PDT | AP
    SOUTH TOLEDO -- A south Toledo man is using a replica of the Statue of Liberty to let the world know his thoughts on illegal immigration. Art Bollinger says he got this idea from an e-mail he received, and decided to duplicate the picture. From the front, you can see the Statue of Liberty. From behind, it shows Lady Liberty's behind, in a thong bikini. The nearby sign says "Kiss my American Ass." Bollinger tells News 11 he will accept anyone into this country as long as they come here legally, but he has no patience for those who sneak...
  • First Lady 'Is White House Power Broker'

    03/25/2006 5:56:48 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,183+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-26-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    First Lady 'is White House power broker' By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 26/03/2006) Laura Bush plays a much greater role in shaping White House policy, appointments and even budgets than previously acknowledged. Mrs Bush, 59, has stayed largely in the background for the past five years. White House advisers have portrayed her as the "non-Hillary" - a reference to her predecessor, Mrs Clinton, who made no secret of her interest in public policy during her eight years as First Lady. Laura Bush admits she and her husband discuss appointments But a different picture of the influence the quietly spoken...
  • Lady Of Wells Reveals Her Secrets

    02/19/2006 4:18:47 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1,130+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-19-2006
    Lady of Wells reveals her secrets The current bishop wants to restore the throne room A mysterious medieval wall painting found beneath the floor of the Bishop of Bath and Well's bedroom has given up its secrets. The painting, which shows a partly-clad woman wearing a transparent dress, dates from between 1460 and 1470. It was part of the decoration of the throne room of Bishop Thomas Beckynton. Dr Mark Horton, of Bristol University, who researched the painting discovered it is most likely to be part of a scene representing a medieval paradise. "It was rather like something out of...
  • First Lady Offers Thanks, Encouragement at Italy Base

    02/10/2006 4:35:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 505+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2006 – First lady Laura Bush thanked U.S. airmen at Aviano Air Base, Italy, today for their sacrifices as they and their fellow servicemembers defend the United States and help bring peace and stability to the world. Stopping at Aviano on her way to Turin as leader of the U.S. delegation to the 2006 Olympic Games, Bush and several former Olympians traveling with her told the airmen they're America's true heroes. "These athletes make America proud," she said this year's U.S. Olympians and the former Olympians who joined her, including speed skater Eric Heiden, skaters Dorothy Hamill...
  • America Supports You: 'Cookie' Lady Appears on Martha Stewart Show

    12/21/2005 4:35:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 409+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 21, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2005 – A South Carolina woman who has been sending cookies to servicemembers overseas since 1990 said she's been flooded with e-mails from people wanting to help since she appeared recently on "Martha," the TV show hosted by Martha Stewart. Jeanette Cram, affectionately dubbed "the Cookie Lady," said this surge in support proves that she was successful in giving the message to the American public that the troops need support. She appeared on Stewart's show Dec. 16, lending a helping hand in the kitchen and talking about her campaign to support the troops. She also got a...
  • First Lady Recognizes Deployed Seabees' Families

    12/13/2005 7:32:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 336+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 13, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2005 – To military families who've endured a double whammy - Hurricane Katrina's devastation and their loved ones' deployments - first lady Laura Bush's Dec. 12 visit to Gulfport, Miss., represented a welcomed burst of encouragement. Bush visited about 50 children of Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 133 and 74 at Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport. NMCB 133 had been slated to leave on a deployment in October, but remained a month longer in Gulfport to provide hurricane relief as part of a "super-Seabee battalion," explained Lt. Cmdr. Kyra Hawn, 22nd Naval Construction Regiment public affairs...
  • Defending the honour of Our Lady

    10/31/2005 11:22:04 AM PST · by Gillibrand · 6 replies · 350+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 30 October 2005 | Gillibrand
    from the attacks of blasphemers at the first night of the play "Our Lady of Flanders" at the Flemish theatre in Brussels, KVS (logo behind the banners) 150 demonstrators were met with some three van loads of police - some of whom were friendly others a little less so. Advertising for the play in the foyer. Those who attended the state-subsidised play were noticeably "middle class". The whole charade has more to do with bourgeois liberal guilt than anything else. It is not just American universities that are victims of this guilt!
  • 'Iron Lady' Wants To Kick Out Foreign Petty Crooks (Holland)

    09/30/2005 6:19:36 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 522+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2005 | David Rennie
    'Iron Lady' wants to kick out foreign petty crooks By David Rennie in Brussels (Filed: 01/10/2005) Foreigners living in Holland who repeatedly commit petty crimes will face deportation, under plans announced by the country's immigration minister yesterday. The shift in policy lowers the legal threshold for deporting immigrants holding Dutch residence permits. At the moment, they face expulsion only for serious crimes, such as kidnapping or murder. The policy change was put to the cabinet by the "Iron Lady" of Dutch politics, Rita Verdonk.A spokesman for Mrs Verdonk said she took action after an advisory panel urged the government to...
  • Kenyan First Lady Fails In Assault On Press Freedom

    05/03/2005 5:31:43 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 534+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-4-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Kenyan first lady fails in assault on press freedom By Adrian Blomfield in Nairobi (Filed: 04/05/2005) Kenya's first lady stormed into a newspaper's newsroom yesterday and demanded the arrest of journalists in a protest over allegedly snide coverage of her behaviour. Lucy Kibaki's bizarre actions, captured on video, were later televised to astonished Kenyans, some of who have nicknamed her "Stormin' Lucy" because of her temper fits. She had earlier called on the police in Nairobi to detain the World Bank's representative in Kenya, accusing him of playing loud music. Mrs Kibaki, wife of President Mwai Kibaki, was furious at...
  • A lesson for Minnesota from the Old Gray Lady

    04/26/2005 6:40:15 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 587+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-26-05 | mark yost
    After reading Sunday's New York Times, my first inclination was to call 9-1-1 and ask police to put St. Paul's Mac-Groveland and Crocus Hill neighborhoods, as well as Minneapolis' uberliberal Uptown enclave, on suicide watch. I was particularly worried about Heather Martens and the other folks over at Citizens for a Safer Minnesota, the local adjunct for the mathematically challenged Million Moms. The "paper of record" ran what must have been a painful front-page story for readers and staff alike. The Old Gray Lady admitted what many of us have known all along: Sen. Dianne Feinstein's assault-weapon ban had little...
  • Dr. Rice Enters the Matrix (Photo)

    02/24/2005 12:12:37 PM PST · by finnman69 · 149 replies · 3,860+ views
    Blaster's Blog ^ | 2/23/05 | Blaster
    I pick up today's WaPo out of the snow, and this was the front page image:Click for bigger. I don't think that anyone, anywhere, could ask for better imagery. Just look at the placement it got. Even more interesting, there is not a story about the Secretary of State on the front page. Applauding soldiers, the American flag, stylish in all black - those boots are made for walking, no doubt. I know the editorial board over at the Post loved General Powell, but he never got anything like this.
  • The Moral Foundations of Society

    02/02/2005 11:24:15 AM PST · by DannyTN · 7 replies · 509+ views
    IMPRIMIS, the monthly journal of Hillsdale College ^ | 11/1994 | Lady Margaret Thatcher
    In November 1994, Lady Thatcher delivered the concluding lecture in Hillsdale's Center for Constructive Alternatives seminar, "God and Man: Perspectives on Christianity in the 20th Century" before an audience of 2,500 students, faculty, and guests. In an edited version of that lecture, she examines how the Judeo-Christian tradition has provided the moral foundations of America and other nations in the West and contrasts their experience with that of the former Soviet Union. The Moral Foundations of the American Founding History has taught us that freedom cannot long survive unless it is based on moral foundations. The American founding bears ample...
  • The First Lady Will Sparkle - Inaugural Wardrobe

    01/11/2005 12:25:40 PM PST · by crushelits · 13 replies · 1,072+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, January 11, 2005 | Robin Givhan
    First Lady's Inaugural Wardrobe SparklesBush Twins Go Hollywood In Badgley Mischka Gowns. The inaugural gown that first lady Laura Bush will wear next week is an ice blue and silver embroidered tulle V-neck dress with a matching duchess satin coat by Seventh Avenue designer Oscar de la Renta. The gown is youthful and feminine, not sexy -- the epitome of good taste. But it is almost overshadowed by the glamorous day suit that de la Renta created for the swearing-in ceremony. The Inauguration Day ensemble consists of a winter white cashmere dress with embroidered trim that is topped with...
  • Mind the Gender Gap: Why Democrats are losing women at an alarming rate.

    12/21/2004 1:09:33 PM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1,476+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | 06 December 2004 | Anna Greenberg
    The erosion of the gender gap in this election starkly illustrates Alan Brinkley’s insights regarding how issues of class and values pose challenges for progressives and the Democratic Party. In the last two presidential elections, the Democratic candidate won among women fairly decisively, by 16 points (Bill Clinton) and 11 points (Al Gore), respectively. In contrast, John Kerry won women voters by a mere 3 points, 51 percent to 48 percent. Kerry’s trouble with women is clearly rooted in the decline of support among white, blue-collar women for Democratic candidates, a trend that reached its low point to date in...
  • Campaign To Bring 'Red Lady' Back To Swansea After 180 Years

    12/27/2004 12:05:01 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 695+ views
    IC Wales ^ | 12-27-2004 | Robin Turner
    Campaign to bring 'Red Lady' back to Swansea after 180 years Dec 27 2004 Robin Turner, Western Mail THE chairman of Swansea's tourism association is backing an Elgin Marbles style campaign to secure the return to Wales of the Red Lady of Paviland. The skeleton of the "red lady", complete with jewellery and a mammoth's head grave marker, is regarded as one of the world's most important archaeological finds. It was discovered in 1823 at Paviland Cave on Gower. Later analysis showed the skeleton to be that of a man, probably a chieftain, but the Red Lady tag has stuck....
  • Abbas Apologizes for Being Ethnically Cleansed

    12/12/2004 2:54:15 PM PST · by stevejackson · 1 replies · 514+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | December 12, 2004
    The Arab world is all one big happy family again. OK, dysfunctional, but happy. No, well, unhappy and as twisted as usual. While visiting Kuwait today, Palestinian presidential front-runner, Mahmoud Abbas, apologized for his people’s support of Saddam’s invasion of the Gulf emirate in 1990. Isn’t that special? (remember Dana Carvey as the “Church Lady” on SNL?). This happened just after Kuwait’s sultans (or whatever they’re called) forgave the Palestinian people for supporting Saddam’s invasion. Kuwait’s leadership went so far as to say they didn’t even expect a public apology for Palestinian support of the 1990 war. Now, isn’t that...
  • (Vanity) Why are so many liberal women "mean girls"?

    11/24/2004 4:40:17 PM PST · by yankeedame · 197 replies · 15,091+ views
    11/24/04 | Yankeedame
    Have just finished reading the numerous replies -- some of them truly heart breaking -- of this evening's post "Lost an Old Friend Today. Politics and the Personal"; and I find that far and away most of these intense,friendship-breaking liberals mentioned in these posts are women. (Obviously, not all.) Add to this that in many news stories it seems to be chiefly women who protest this or that by climbing trees or running around with their blouses off; or that when it come to really off-the-wall legal ruling(s), college admin. decisions, local government declarations, etc. odds are pretty darn good...
  • Happy Birthday to our First Lady!

    11/04/2004 11:53:32 AM PST · by GeorgeBerryman · 24 replies · 920+ views
    Happy Birthday to our First Lady who was born this day back in 1946, in Midland, Texas. Happy Birthday Laura!