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  • Michelle Obama turns to hip-hop to promote childhood obesity campaign

    08/06/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/06/13 | Adrienne Green
    Michelle Obama is adding another fun element to her healthy kids campaign that seeks to tackle the issue of childhood obesity. Like her husband, the first lady has turned to hip-hop to demonstrate a point. She is distributing a hip-hop album complete with 10 music videos and 19 tracks to support her “Let’s Move!” nutrition program. Obama is partnering with Hip-Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America to release then Songs for a Healthier America album on September 30th.
  • WATCH: Darrell Issa spars with CNN's Candy Crowley over the IRS scandal

    06/03/2013 11:16:44 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 44 replies
    THE WEEK ^ | 6/3/13 | Peter Weber
    Issa "let loose a volley of accusations on Sunday that seemed to end a brief period of restraint for him," says The New York Times' Weisman. Issa dismissed the idea from the IRS that two "rogue employees" were mainly responsible for the flagging of Tea Party groups, telling host Candy Crowley that the special scrutiny was "a problem that was coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters — and we're getting to proving it." Crowley asked Issa to show his cards.
  • Michelle Obama On Healthy Living: I'm in Better Shape Than the President

    07/22/2011 4:41:42 AM PDT · by Route797 · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-20-2011 | Mary Bruce
    In a new cover story, First Lady Michelle Obama opens up about her family’s struggle to lead a healthier lifestyle and even jokes that she’s now in better shape than the president.
  • Budget tricks helped Obama save programs from cuts (spending cuts exaggerated)

    04/12/2011 8:04:55 AM PDT · by quesney · 62 replies
    WASHINGTON – The historic $38 billion in budget cuts resulting from at-times hostile bargaining between Congress and the Obama White House were accomplished in large part by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway. Such moves permitted Obama to save favorite programs — Pell grants for poor college students, health research and "Race to the Top" aid for public schools, among others — from Republican knives, according to new details of the legislation released Tuesday morning. And big holes in foreign aid and Environmental Protection...
  • Most Americans oppose Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act

    12/18/2010 3:26:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jeff Winkler
    A significant percentage Americans oppose the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama and signed into law by President Barack Obama signed on Monday. Among other things, the $4.6 billion law allows the USDA to set nutritional standards for foods made and sold in schools; increases the number of children who qualify for school meal programs, and “sets basic standards for school wellness policies including goals for nutrition promotion and education and physical activity.” According to a new Rasmussen poll, however, only 23 percent of those surveyed think the federal government should have a direct role in...
  • Michael Moore Checks Into Florida Weight-Loss Camp

    12/10/2010 7:45:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | Dec. 10, 2010
    (Dec. 10) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore is getting a jump on his New Year's resolution by checking himself into a luxury weight-loss camp in Florida. A fellow patron of the Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa told The Daily Caller that Moore turned up at the $4,500-a-week camp in Miami last month. The liberal filmmaker has been there before and told the Chicago Tribune in 2007 that the camp is where he learned to incorporate more fiber into his diet. An unnamed fellow camper said Moore "didn't look like he wanted to talk" with other weight-loss hopefuls there. "But he sure...
  • Obamas' Social Style Has D.C. Grumbling

    10/18/2010 1:04:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    WWD Fashion ^ | October 18, 2010 | Susan Watters with contributions from Marc Karimzadeh
    Michelle Obama hits New York today — and the fashion world is aflutter. The First Lady is coming to town to attend a private Democratic fund-raiser at Donna Karan’s Upper West Side apartment, where she will mingle and chat with many of th
  • Huckabee "Laughed Out Loud" at Prosecutors Objections To Clemency

    12/02/2009 2:28:46 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 240 replies · 6,567+ views
    Images of Prosecutor's strongly voiced complaints against Huckabee's clemencies, and a response stating that Huckabee "laughed out loud" upon reading it and suggesting the Prosecutor "cut down on your caffeine consumption". Click to view images of original documents.
  • Hi-Ho, the Derry-O ... Michelle O goes shopping

    09/18/2009 6:11:54 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 141 replies · 6,573+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 18 sep 2009 | Dana Milbank
    Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do? Here's how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon: The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with...
  • Trainer Spills Secrets of Michelle Obama's Arms (News You Can Use!)

    09/07/2009 6:24:53 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies · 2,016+ views
    Google News ^ | September 7, 2009 | Darlene Superville
    WASHINGTON — At last, the secret to first lady Michelle Obama's sculpted arms? Tricep pushdowns and hammer curls.So says Cornell McClellan, Mrs. Obama's longtime personal trainer, who described the workout routine of his famous client in the October issue of Women's Health magazine. She began working with McClellan in 1997 at his Chicago fitness studio. "She's truly committed herself to the importance of health and fitness," he says. McClellan said that at the end of an intense routine of cardio workouts and weight training, Mrs. Obama finishes with the "arm-shaping superset" of tricep pushdowns and hammer curls to tone one...
  • Empty Airport Gets $150 MM (John Murtha Wastes Taxpayer Dollars)

    05/13/2009 8:14:58 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 14 replies · 893+ views
    WABC ^ | April 24, 2009 | Charles Gibson
    Charlie Gibson looks at an airport that has received millions of your tax dollars and has no customers. An empty airport that has a runway that is long enough to land any plane in North America but none fly there. (video)
  • All U.S. Adults Could Be Overweight in 40 Years (Reuters)

    08/06/2008 7:18:37 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 56 replies · 228+ views
    Reuters News ^ | 8 August 2008 | Reuters HEALTH
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health)-If the trends of the past three decades continue, it's possible that every American adult could be overweight 40 years from now, a government-funded study projects. The figure might sound alarming, or impossible, but researchers say that even if the actual rate never reaches the 100-percent mark, any upward movement is worrying; two-thirds of the population is already overweight....
  • HUNGRY HIPPO HAMZA’S LIST OF PRISON DEMANDS (Jailed jihadi weighs 280 pounds)

    02/24/2008 2:28:47 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 19 replies · 275+ views
    Sunday Express ^ | 2-24-08 | John Twomey
    OVERWEIGHT preacher of hate Abu Hamza has given prison officials a list of demands after telling his lawyer: “I’m starving in here.” Hamza, 49, who weighs about 20 stone, has told jail chiefs he wants more and better food, extra phone time and an end to constant strip searches. A dossier of complaints compiled by his solicitors states: “He receives insufficient food which appears to be out-of-date and does not meet his dietary requirements. “He has been left in a room without adequate facilities to meet the needs of a disabled person. This included no heads on taps so he...
  • Senator LA Kennedy on Immigration Agreement (Got your bags ready???)

    05/18/2007 3:22:37 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 1,159+ views
    kennedy.senate.gov ^ | 18 May 2007 | Lard Ass flunky
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Year after year we’ve had borders that aren’t secure and a system that is broken Year after year we’ve had people dying in the desert because they want a better life for themselves and their families. Year after year we’ve had millions of people living in fear day after day – worrying that they could be deported like the hundreds of people were in New Bedford. Year after year we’ve had an underground economy that hurts American workers and abuses hard working families. Year after year we’ve heard talk about reforming our system. We’ve heard the bumper...
  • Republican invokes Chappaquiddick against Democratic rival

    10/11/2006 3:08:34 PM PDT · by Panerai · 95 replies · 2,763+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/11/2006 | Andrew Miga
    HARTFORD, Conn. --Republican Rep. Christopher Shays defended the House speaker's handling of a congressional page scandal, saying no one died like at Chappaquiddick in 1969 when Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy was involved. "I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday. "Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody," he added. Shays' comments recalled the Chappaquiddick incident, when Kennedy's car ran off a Massachusetts bridge, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy did not...
  • US senators deny war triggers terrorism

    09/24/2006 6:11:32 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 932+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 25 September 2006 | Mark Simkin
    Senior Republicans in the United States are playing down a secret report that has found the war in Iraq has increased the global terrorist threat. The White House says its "war on terror" is making things safer but the top-level National Intelligence Estimate reportedly concludes the invasion of Iraq is actually increasing the terrorist threat. The estimate, which is titled Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States, is based on analysis of all 16 US intelligence agencies. Republican Senator John McCain says terrorists do not need motivation from the war to attack the US. "I think that it's...
  • STATEMENT BY SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY ON PRESIDENT BUSH’S STEM CELL VETO

    07/20/2006 9:19:45 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 48 replies · 960+ views
    LA Central ^ | 21 July 2006 | Lard Ass flunky/bimbo
    Washington, D.C. –Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement on President Bush’s veto of life-saving stem cell legislation passed by the Senate with a vote of 63-37: “With his swift veto today, the President may think he has put the issue of stem cell research behind him. He may think it is closed and forgotten. But, Mr. President, it is not over for the child with diabetes who struggles with endless injections of insulin. It is not over for those who must watch helplessly as a parent or spouse succumbs to the tremors of Parkinson's Disease. It is not...
  • Boycott Tourism in Arizona, Massachusetts

    06/22/2006 5:23:41 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 20 replies · 820+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 23 June 2006 | Barry Weinstein
    Economic chaos is now very likely for Arizona and Massachusetts. Why? Tourism is a substantial economic boon for these two states. The American natives are no longer merely restless; they’re intentions are now confluent. The millions of Americans opposed to the Senate's bill -- granting amnesty for lawbreakers -- will not be touring Arizona or Massachusetts until the misleading actors, Senators John McCain (R.-Ariz.) and Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.), are removed from office. Tourism counts as the second largest income producer for their states. "We the people" will now vote them out of office with our wallets. On May 12, 2006,...
  • Kennedy to Cardinals: You're All Bigots!

    06/05/2006 6:26:26 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 76 replies · 2,442+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 6 June 2006 | Richard Lessner
    “A vote for this amendment is a vote for bigotry, pure and simple.” Thus spoke Sen. Ted Kennedy in reference to the Marriage Protection Amendment being debated in the Senate today. One cannot help but wonder what His Eminence Sean Patrick Cardinal O’Malley of Boston thinks of Sen. Kennedy’s thunderous pontificating. Cardinal O’Malley, along with all seven other U.S. Catholic cardinals, signed a statement on behalf of the Religious Coalition for Marriage supporting the amendment and urging the Senate to pass the measure along to the states for ratification. Presumably, by Sen. Kennedy’s lights, Cardinal O’Malley and the three score...
  • Sen. Ensign: Kennedy, Pelosi Aiding the Enemy

    05/21/2006 10:13:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 3,383+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 22 May 2006
    Nevada Sen. John Ensign says Democratic leaders who criticize the Iraq war are aiding the terrorists and hampering the war effort. "Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Ted Kennedy - let me tell you, I say this without reservation - they have hurt our military, they have emboldened the enemy," Ensign told Republicans gathered for the state party convention on Saturday. "They're fighting for the freedom of speech, they're fighting for the right to protest, they're fighting for all those things. But when we are at war, especially the leaders in this country need to be very, very careful of...
  • Statement by Senator Edward M. Kennedy in Response to President Bush's Immigration Address

    05/15/2006 10:42:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 47 replies · 1,594+ views
    Senator Kennedy ^ | 15 May 2006 | Senator Kennedy
    Washington, D.C. -- This evening, Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement in response to President Bush's immigration address: "I commend the President for his courage in calling the nation's attention to the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform that includes providing a path to citizenship for those who are here. We are at a critical moment in this debate and his leadership is essential as we fight to fix our broken system once and for all. In reality, this debate is much larger and far reaching than the issue of immigration alone. It is about our national security...
  • Senator Ted Kennedy -- "Peace Criminal"?

    05/03/2006 11:35:44 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 36 replies · 1,550+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 4 May 2006 | Larry Elder
    "If we got out," asked Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press" recently, "and there was a civil war, chaos, and you saw al Qaeda moving in -- in record numbers -- would you go back in?" Russert's guest, Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., replied, "Well, first of all, I heard the same kinds of suggestions at the time of the end of the Vietnam War. The 'Great Bloodbath,' we're going to have over 100,000 people that were going to be murdered and killed at that time. And for those of us who were strongly opposed to the war, [we] heard...
  • REID, KENNEDY, DURBIN, CATHOLIC CARDINALS CALL FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

    04/30/2006 11:29:40 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 671+ views
    Lard Ass Central ^ | 28 April 2006 | LA Bimbo
    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy joined Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Richard Durbin, and Cardinals Roger Mahony and Theodore McCarrick to push Congress to act by passing comprehensive immigration reform instead of criminalizing the 12 million immigrants living and working in the United States. Senator Kennedy said, "Our history teaches us that doing the right thing for people is also the right policy for our country. When we bring immigrants out of the shadows and into the sunshine of America, we improve their lives and make them less vulnerable to abuse. And in...
  • Bill Clinton Steals Show From Ted Kennedy

    04/25/2006 5:31:28 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 1,061+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 26 April 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Ted Kennedy has been basking in the media limelight as he meanders from talk show to talk show promoting his new book, "America Back on Track." But at his own book party, it was Bill Clinton who stole the show. The New York Daily News reports that Kennedy gave "a moving speech" to the assembled gathering, which included Sen. John Kerry, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, former Commerce Secretary Bob Rubin, E.L. Doctorow, Gail Buckley, David Halberstam, Phyllis Newman, Joe Armstrong and all three of his sisters, Pat, Eunice and Jean. In a none too thinly veiled swipe at the Bush...
  • Kennedy Visits Liberal-Friendly 'Daily Show'

    04/18/2006 10:08:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 868+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 19 April 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has pretty much done it all during his four decades in the Senate, but this week he's venturing into a new frontier - late-night comedy. The patriarch of one of America's most storied political families is slated to take a seat Thursday on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," the parody news show on Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT. Until now, the senior senator, 74, has restricted his talk-show appearances mainly to the Sunday-morning news shows. "Senator Kennedy has been waiting for the right invitation," said Stephanie Cutter, a Kennedy adviser. "He's a huge fan of...
  • Ted Kennedy: The Country Hasn't Moved Right

    04/18/2006 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 96 replies · 1,974+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 19 April 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy says the conventional wisdom that America has turned conservative in recent years is just plain wrong - so much so that the country may finally be ready to make Sen. John Kerry president. Kennedy tells the Boston Globe that he detects no rightward drift despite a string of national Republican victories. "People haven't lost their sense of compassion, they haven't lost their sense of decency, they haven't lost their sense of fairness," he argues. And he offers President Bush as the best example that conservatives aren't really in control. "Anybody that would say that this is...
  • Ted Kennedy: Bush Is No JFK

    04/05/2006 8:51:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 138 replies · 2,707+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6 April 2006
    Arguing that President Bush should have followed the strategy of diplomacy employed in the Cuban missile crisis by his brothers rather than to have launched a pre-emptive strike against Saddam Hussein, Sen. Ted Kennedy castigated the president for his attack on Iraq. In his new book, "America Back on Track," his first since 1982, Kennedy claimed that his two brothers' refusal to launch a pre-emptive strike on Fidel Castro when it was learned back in 1962 that there were missiles in Cuba aimed at the United States was the proper approach to the crisis. Kennedy writes that they were right...
  • Hillary too sexy to win back the White House, screen siren says [Gag]

    03/28/2006 7:15:37 AM PST · by ncountylee · 125 replies · 3,687+ views
    theaustralian ^ | March 29, 2006 | David Nason
    ACTOR Sharon Stone has warned Hillary Rodham Clinton to stay out of the 2008 US presidential race, saying the New York senator and former first lady is too sexy to win back the keys to the White House. Stone, 48, who appears naked in a soon-to-be-released sequel to the provocative 1992 sex thriller Basic Instinct, said Senator Clinton had an intimidating sexuality that would cost her votes. "I think Hillary Clinton is fantastic, but I think it is too soon for her to run (for president)," Stone said in the latest edition of Hollywood Life magazine. "A woman should be...
  • KENNEDY ON PRESIDENT BUSH'S AFFIRMATION OF PREVENTIVE USE OF FORCE (Lard Ass cut short!!!)

    03/16/2006 7:20:21 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 22 replies · 1,448+ views
    LA at Large ^ | 17 March 2006 | Senator LA Kennedy
    "It's ominous that the Administration would even attempt to resuscitate its radical doctrine of preventive war. By any standard, it's been an utter failure in Iraq and has weakened our security, not strengthened it. This dangerously incompetent Administration is obviously incapable of learning from its own history, and on the three-year anniversary of the Iraq war, we can only pray that we're not being condemned to repeat it."
  • 'Chappaquiddick Kid' off hook with college

    02/23/2006 5:23:50 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 188 replies · 5,535+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 24 February 2006 | Ron Strom
    The college where a student shouted 'Remember Chappaquiddick!' as Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., began a speech will not discipline the 20-year-old – even though campus police had warned the man of possible consequences of his action. As WorldNetDaily reported, Paul Trost, a student at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Mass., was upset by an introduction of Kennedy given by Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., Tuesday in which the congressman noted how the long-time senator overcame hardship in life on his way to success. "Lynch said Kennedy had overcome such adversity to get to the place he was, and that's a bunch...
  • Kennedy: National Disgrace

    01/30/2006 3:23:30 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 36 replies · 2,270+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 31 January 2006 | David Freddoso
    It's been amusing to hear Senator Kennedy going on and on about Alito. "The American people deserve better," he just shouted. "This body (the Senate) deserves better." Indeed, he is correct. They deserve much better than Ted Kennedy. Perhaps the best test for senators on the vote is this: Which one would you trust not to leave you to drown and die: Ted Kennedy or Sam Alito?
  • New England Liberals Lead Charge Against Alito

    01/30/2006 2:48:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 816+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 31 January 2006
    WASHINGTON -- Liberal Democrats waged an eleventh-hour attempt Monday to block Samuel Alito's Supreme Court confirmation, arguing that he would tilt the high court further to the right. GOP Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island also announced that he would vote against Alito's confirmation. He is the only member of the Republican Party so far to announce that he will vote against the conservative judge. "I think he is the wrong judge at the wrong time in the wrong place," said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., a longtime liberal stalwart. "I do not believe he is going to be part of...
  • The Left-Wing Blues

    01/27/2006 7:24:20 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 1,398+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 28 January 2006 | Bill O'Reilly
    With all the problems the Bush administration is having in Iraq with surging oil prices and the media hammering the president 24/7 on just about everything, you would think liberalism would be getting some traction in North America. But apparently it's not. Polls show that Americans support conservative judge Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court by a wide margin, Canada just elected a conservative prime minister after 13 years of liberal rule, and the president's terror warrior poll numbers dwarf those of any Democrat, despite all the controversies over eavesdropping and interrogation. So what's going on? The answer to that...
  • Kerry Takes His Cues From Left Wing

    01/27/2006 3:12:27 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 68 replies · 1,746+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 27 January 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.) is traveling in Davos, Switzerland, but that didn’t stop him from launching what conservatives are calling an “international filibuster” against Samuel Alito. As CNN reported Kerry’s plans to filibuster Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, the liberal People For the American Way reacted with glee to the news. Kerry’s cohort from Massachusetts, Sen. Teddy Kennedy, also offered encouragement. Was it a coincidence? At 5:31 p.m., the National Abortion Federation (the professional association of abortion practitioners) released the following statement: "Today, the National Abortion Federation calls on Senators to use the filibuster to stop the confirmation of...
  • Teddy (Brain-dead Senator from Ma)

    01/26/2006 2:50:07 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 2,107+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 26 January 2006 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I cannot rid from my mind the name Alioto, Judge Samuel Alioto. That is the name of Judge Samuel Alito as pronounced by the delightful Sen. Edward Kennedy, or is it Eduardo Kennedino? No, it is simply Teddy, and he is as entertaining as any U.S. Senator since the days of the soused Southerners, who would tipple their way through the dreamy days on Capitol Hill, rousing themselves for histrionic oratory in the mid-afternoon and then slumping back into their seats, awaiting the late afternoon hour when they would all gather in one or another's chambers for a...
  • Michael Moore Statement on Canadian Election

    01/20/2006 7:37:06 AM PST · by Dane · 60 replies · 2,248+ views
    michaelmoore.com ^ | 1/20/06 | michael moore
    Michael Moore Statement on Canadian Election Friday, January 20th, 2006 Michael Moore is currently in production on his next movie. As an avid lover of all things Canadian, he has issued the following statement regarding Canada's upcoming election on Monday: Oh, Canada -- you're not really going to elect a Conservative majority on Monday, are you? That's a joke, right? I know you have a great sense of humor, and certainly a well-developed sense of irony, but this is no longer funny. Maybe it's a new form of Canadian irony -- reverse irony! OK, now I get it.
  • Top Senate Democrats oppose Alito nomination (Leahy, Turbin, L.A.)

    01/19/2006 9:09:20 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 34 replies · 846+ views
    Reuters ^ | 20 January 2006 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three top Senate Democrats said on Thursday they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito because they fear he would not provide an effective check to what they described as President George W. Bush's bid for expanded power. While Alito appeared headed toward confirmation by the Republican-led Senate, Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts made the case against Bush's 55-year-old conservative candidate. They expressed concern that if confirmed, Alito, a federal appeals judge since 1990, would push the nation's highest court to the right on a number of...
  • Does Teddy Kennedy Have Higher Ethical Standards Than the ABA? (One for the Lard A$$ file!)

    01/17/2006 2:20:50 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 844+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 18 January 2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    The American Bar Association—a liberal organization—conducted an extensive investigation of Judge Samuel Alito’s career as a lawyer and judge and unanimously gave him its highest rating of “well qualified” to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The ABA interviewed 300 people, including 130 federal judges and numerous lawyers who had argued both winning and losing cases in Alito’s court. It also examined the purported controversies about Alito’s failure to recuse himself from a case involving the Vanguard company, which managed mutual funds he owned shares in (see Sen. Orrin Hatch’s piece on the cover), and his membership in the defunct...
  • Democrats Have No Shame

    01/16/2006 7:16:57 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 1,179+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 17 January 2006
    Old blowhards don’t fade away, we learned again last week, they just serve as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was almost two decades ago that Sen. Joe Biden (D.-Del.) chaired the confirmation hearings that gave America a new verb: to Bork. When President Reagan nominated U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, it was Biden who led his Democratic committee colleagues Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Patrick Leahy of Vermont in what was then the unprecedented trashing of a nominee of unquestioned professional qualifications and unblemished character. In 1991, in a committee still chaired by...
  • Alito Leaves Door Open to Reversing 'Roe'

    01/13/2006 5:06:24 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 671+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 13 January 2006 | Amy Goldstein and Charles Babington
    The once-sluggish confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. turned confrontational yesterday, as the nominee signaled he might be willing to revisit the ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and Democrats pummeled him over his membership in an alumni group that wanted to restrict enrollment of women and minorities. Tempers flared openly between the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman and eldest Democrat, and the nominee's wife fled the marbled hearing room in tears before the day ended with Republicans predicting that Alito will win confirmation, although by a slim margin.
  • ATTENTION: Massachusetts GOP - Now's your chance! (Vanity)

    01/13/2006 4:11:13 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 65 replies · 1,070+ views
    Aussie Dasher | 13 January 2006 | Aussie Dasher
    Massachusetts Republicans, November presents the opportunity you've been waiting for all your lives. After Lard Ass's appalling behaviour at this week's Alito hearings, he is finally nationally (internationally?) exposed as the fat, drunken, left-wing oaf he is. He is seen by all the world as a bloody disgrace! Surely, millions of Massachusetts voters must be wondering what the hell they have representing them in Washington. Given LA Kennedy's advanced age and clearly failing mental capacity, this will be the last chance to kick him to the curb. It will also be the best chance. Get your act together and run...
  • Shooting Blanks at Alito

    01/12/2006 4:39:12 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 63 replies · 1,976+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 13 January 2006 | Robert Novak
    Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting blanks at President Bush's nominee. Sen. Kennedy appeared to have lost his fastball in the 19 years since he eviscerated nominee Robert Bork. But Alito is a deceptively more difficult target. While Bork appeared a flamboyant scholar eager to expound his worldview, Alito came over as a cautious lawyer dealing...
  • Who's Practicing McCarthyism Now? (Disgraceful Dems ALERT!!!)

    01/12/2006 2:13:51 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 1,018+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 13 January 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    It was during the second day of questioning that Sam Alito's wife broke down, wept and left the room after hearing Sen. Kennedy imply that her husband was a bigot. What was Kennedy's evidence? In 1985, Sam Alito belonged to Concerned Alumni of Princeton. He had joined to protest the ouster of ROTC from campus. Alito was neither an officer nor active, but like future Sen. Bill Bradley, he joined. What were CAP's sins? Headed by National Review publisher William Rusher, CAP had a magazine called Prospect that carried an essay opposing affirmative action and regretting that Princeton had ever...
  • Burden of Truth: Kennedy's Achilles Heel

    01/10/2006 7:56:05 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 1,486+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11 January 2006 | Judie Brown
    Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) recently wrote a scathing commentary for the Washington Post. He took Judge Samuel Alito to task and actually suggested that the judge had serious credibility problems. Some might find this humorous, considering the long record Senator Kennedy has of recreating truth to suit his personal notion of history. For example, how many different versions of the Mary Jo Kopechne story have you heard? Even the senator couldn’t get it straight for years. At any rate, his verbal volleys at Judge Alito seem a bit hypocritical to me, even if I give the senator the benefit...
  • Kennedy Voted 'Biggest Windbag' at Alito Hearings

    01/10/2006 7:21:48 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 76 replies · 2,150+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11 January 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Sen. Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.) was voted overwhelmingly the "biggest windbag" on the Judiciary Committee in yesterday's AlitoBlog.com poll. With 500 votes cast, Kennedy received 69.6% of the vote -- far outpacing his nearest rival, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.), who finished with 18%. Sen. Joe Biden (D.-Del.), a likely presidential candidate in 2008, had 6.4% to finish third. The committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.), despite his prominent role during the hearings, placed fourth with 2.4%. Sen. Dianne Feinstein had 1.9% for a fifth-place finish. The other two Democrats, Senators Herb Kohl (Wis.) and Russ Feingold (Wis.), received no votes....
  • Frist Won't Tolerate Democrat Delay on Vote

    01/10/2006 2:36:41 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 81 replies · 2,243+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11 January 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.) just paid a visit to Bloggers' Row to reaffirm his commitment to making sure Samuel Alito's confirmation vote will happen by Jan. 20 -- the date agreed upon by Republicans and Democrats, which has been threatened by Democratic delay tactics. "That is the day that had generally been agreed to in conversations among Senators Leahy, Specter, Reid and myself," Frist said. "And it has been colored a little bit differently the last few days by Senators Kennedy, Schumer and others, all of whom have it within their power to make feeble attempts at delay...
  • Coburn: 'The Real Debate Here Is About Roe'

    01/09/2006 9:14:55 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 90 replies · 1,796+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 10 January 2006 | Senator Tom Coburn
    The following is Sen. Tom Coburn's (R.-Okla.) opening statement at the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Judge Alito, welcome. I know you're tired of this and I'll try to be as brief as possible. One of the advantages of going last is to be able to hear what everybody else has said. And as I've listened today, we've talked about the unfortunate, the frail. The quotes have been "fair shake for those that are underprivileged." We've heard "values, strong, free and fair, progressive judiciary." We've heard "the vulnerable, the more vulnerable, the weak, those who suffer."...
  • Kennedy Asserts Alito Is Racist

    01/09/2006 7:42:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 133 replies · 5,856+ views
    Human events Online ^ | 10 January 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Among Sen. Teddy Kennedy's many complaints about Samuel Alito, the one that caught the attention of Republicans today was his assertion that Alito is a racist. "In Alito's 15-years on the bench, Judge Alito has not written one single opinion on the merits in favor of a person of color who alleged race discrimination in the workplace." Moments later, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) took Kennedy to task, leaving the liberal Massachusetts senator shaking his head. Sessions cited three cases in which Alito demonstrated that "all Americans receive equal protection of the laws, regardless of race." Among them: U.S. v. Kithcart:...
  • Kennedy: Record 'troubles me deeply'

    01/09/2006 3:23:44 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 71 replies · 1,689+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10 January 2006
    In the first day of weeklong confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., told Judge Samuel Alito to expect tough questioning, saying the record of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee "troubles me deeply." Eighteen committee members gave their opening statements, followed by a statement by Alito. Questioning will begin tomorrow. Kennedy pointed to controversy over President Bush's decision to order the National Security Agency to wiretap conversations between terrorists overseas and citizens in the U.S. "In an era when the White House is abusing power, is excusing and authorizing torture, and is spying on American citizens,...
  • Democrats see spying furor effect on Alito (Kennedy sees Bush as Nixon)

    01/05/2006 4:16:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 556+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 6 January 2006 | Tom Curry
    WASHINGTON - Will Judge Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court suffer “collateral damage” from the controversy over Bush administration eavesdropping on al-Qaida contacts inside United States? The surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency has sparked a loud debate in Washington over how much power the president should be permitted in wartime. That will be a dominant question in next week’s confirmation hearings for Alito, according to Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee who will be one of those grilling Alito. “With these (NSA surveillance) revelations, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t one...