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  • Some Wisconsin protesters arrested amid demand for role in probes

    05/13/2015 4:03:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2015 | BY MARY REARDON
    Hundreds of people protested Wednesday in Wisconsin's capital and more than two dozen were arrested for blocking a road a day after a prosecutor ruled that a Madison police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed biracial teenager was justified. Brandi Grayson, co-founder of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition that organized the protest, said the group wanted community control over the hiring and firing of officers and a U.N. probe into racial disparities in Dane County and Wisconsin. "We don't have time-set goals. We understand the struggle for black liberation will be generational," Grayson said. Lakaya Horton, 13, of Madison,...
  • South Dakota Legislature Moves to Reform Juvenile Justice System

    03/11/2015 1:46:38 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    esterday, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Improvement Act, legislation that aims to strengthen the state’s juvenile justice system by safely prioritizing spending on the most serious offenders. The legislation now goes to Governor Daugaard for his signature. The passage of the comprehensive juvenile justice reform follows on the success of South Dakota’s Public Safety Improvement Act of 2013, bipartisan legislation aimed at fixing the adult criminal justice system. Through principles and ideas similar to those found in its adult-focused predecessor, the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Improvement Act will prioritize spending on violent juvenile...
  • Anyone see "Law&Order SVU?" When you combine Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin, and Stop&Frisk in one hour

    10/03/2013 10:34:49 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 30 replies
    one man's opinion...
    "Law & Order SVU" is the last survivor of NBC's entire "Law and Order" family. They've always addressed current events, and advertise the program's stories as "ripped from the headlines," but last night's show was all that, on steroids. In 47 minutes, they address, and combined into one show Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman, and The NYPD's "stop and frisk" program. I'm wondering if anyone else saw it, and what you think.
  • South Korea Unveils Robotic Prison Guards, Promises Futuristic Cavity Searches

    05/28/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 16, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    South Korea unveils robotic prison guards, promises futuristic cavity searches To round out their drug-sniffing clone dog army, South Korean authorities are now experimenting with robotic prison guards. Lest you think these cyber-wardens will be equipped with gatling guns in the style of Robocop's ED-209, know that this alarm-equipped bot has more in common with the Death Star's delivery droids. Of course, the robots' responsibilities may expand as the technology improves. Explains Reuters of these security machines' potential uses: The robot has been designed to patrol a prison autonomously, but an IPad will allow manual control as well. The next...
  • The Iceman Cometh by Alice Travis

    08/10/2011 2:47:11 AM PDT · by Embargo · 8 replies
    Cognitive Evolution Blog ^ | August 8, 2011 | Alice Travis
    Society will survive and law and order will prevail. And it is within the realm of possibilities that some extremists will propose draconian measures requiring, for example, that offenders be corralled in their own neighborhoods behind concrete barriers and chain linked fences. This would be a pretty ugly America.
  • Schumer 'pained and saddened'

    06/06/2011 7:45:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | June 6, 2011 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Chuck Schumer refused to answer questions Monday evening about the Twitter scandal that has ensnared Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), his one-time congressional aide. But in a statement, the powerful Democratic senator said he was "deeply pained and saddened" about the married congressman's admission at a New York news conference Monday that he carried on lewd online conversations with at least half a dozen women. "By fully explaining himself, apologizing to all he hurt and taking full responsibility for his wrongful actions, Anthony did the right thing," Schumer said. "He remains a talented and committed public servant, and I pray...
  • After 20 Seasons, 'Law & Order' Is Canceled by NBC (THANK YOU!!)

    05/14/2010 6:56:11 PM PDT · by Braak · 69 replies · 1,976+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | 5/14/2010 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The venerable police-courtroom drama "Law & Order" has been axed. NBC announced Friday that the show would end its historic 20-season run on May 24, with a season finale that was never meant to bring the saga to a close. The show starred an ensemble cast currently consisting of Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Linus Roache, Alana De La Garza, Sam Waterston and S. Epatha Merkerson, who, unrelated to the show's abrupt cancellation, had already announced she was moving on. Even as it issued a death sentence to the original "Law & Order," NBC announced a new...
  • Law & Order Canceled. They Had it Coming!

    05/14/2010 12:57:17 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 41 replies · 1,500+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 14th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Then politics took Law & Order over and the result was horrendous. Christians, right wingers, anti-abortion, pro-gun and open immigration were just a few of the story lines that rubbed more than this writer wrong.
  • LAW & ORDER episode dealing with prosecution of Bush Adm. (vanity)

    04/05/2010 11:22:28 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 18 replies · 705+ views
    Monday night's LAW & ORDER episode starts out with a Iraqi war veteran murdered in a law school parking lot... He was discharged early from army. The VA denied him the benefits...He used to be a guard at the Abu Ghraib prison. The suspect is a law professor who used to work for Bush Administration. He issued the memos on "torture" of terrorists. The dead guy wanted to get the professor's help in getting VA benefits...The professor wasn't cooperative. The professor later showed up at the office of DA McCoy...He said that the dead guy stalked him. He killed in...
  • S. Epatha Merkerson Announces ‘Law & Order’ Exit

    04/04/2010 10:42:12 AM PDT · by MrBambaLaMamba · 25 replies · 890+ views
    xfinity.tv ^ | Apr 2nd, 2010 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    After 16 years of playing Lt. Anita Van Buren on NBC’s ‘Law & Order,’ S. Epatha Merkerson is turning in her badge.
  • Law and Order Actors Push Abortion in Planned Parenthood Video

    01/20/2010 3:07:23 PM PST · by julieee · 25 replies · 884+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Law and Order Actors Push Abortion in Planned Parenthood Video Washington, DC -- Four actors form the acclaimed television series Law and Order: Criminal Intent have recorded a new video endorsing the nation's largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood. They specifically endorse its efforts to force Americans to pay for abortions in a government-run health care plan. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5899.html
  • "Law & Order" and Double Standards

    01/04/2010 1:54:40 PM PST · by AJKauf · 21 replies · 892+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Jan 4 | Jamie Glazov
    Almost every time I tune in to the show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), there is some kind of grotesque and pathetically cheap leftist message being perpetuated. Recently, as most of us know, the show had a character verbalize a connection between a psychotic murder and the fans of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O’Reilly. The connection, naturally, is that these three individuals are “a cancer spreading ignorance and hate.” The other day another episode I watched launched a ferocious attack on a religion and, surprise, surprise, it wasn’t Islam. The producers didn’t take the road less...
  • Former Law & Order Member Michael Moriarty Calls Dick Wolf "a Propaganda Minister for Obama" - Video

    12/16/2009 12:19:26 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 1,020+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 16, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of original Law & Order cast member Michael Moriarty giving his take on the series liberal bias...(Video)Moriarty said the show was not always as political but now the show only cares about "infuriating those basic Middle-Western heart belt Americans." Moriarty called Dick Wolf "a propaganda minister for the Obama administration."
  • Obama's Gestapo TV NBC and Dick Wolf Use 'Law & Order' to Attack O'Reilly, Beck and Limbaugh!

    12/11/2009 3:30:40 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 19 replies · 1,061+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 12-11-09 | James
    Long have entertainment venues been used as propaganda machines and as O'Reilly points out NBC is propaganda central in the USA but also has the lowest ratings. Laura Ingram notes that it is quite purposeful and by no means an accident!
  • Glenn Beck Responds to Attack by "Law and Order: SVU" on Beck, Limbaugh, O'Reilly" - Video 12/10/09

    12/10/2009 6:10:07 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 61 replies · 2,312+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Glenn Beck today hammering the Left for being the ones prone to violence, even though it was Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly who were slimed last night in an episode of "Law and Order: SVU." Beck showed a clip from the episode that aired last night which depicted a killer who was supposedly incited to violence by being a right-wing talk radio fanatic who listened to Beck, O'Reilly and Limbaugh. In the "Law and Order" episode, the three are called "a cancer spreading ignorance and hate." Beck then proceeded to point out there have been...
  • NBC’s ObamaVision: ‘Law and Order’ — ‘This Is Why We Need Health-Care Reform’

    11/17/2009 4:15:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 1,604+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | November 17, 2009 | Michael S. Rulle Jr.
    NBC’s “Law and Order” is in its 20th season. The economy is weak, so they have devolved to converting White House talking points into weekly shows. Last week, “Doped” was a farcical equivalent of “Damien Thorn meets Karen Silkwood.” Pharmaceutical companies and Doctors are worse than drug cartels. The killers in the previous week’s episode on such cartels were more sympathetic than the health professionals.
  • ‘Law and Order’ Tackles Abortion ("Stunning")

    10/27/2009 5:22:08 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 40 replies · 1,617+ views
    Big Hollywood Blog/Breitbart ^ | 10-27-09 | Guy Benson
    ...But last week’s episode marked a dramatic departure from the familiar, biased trope. After detective Bernard makes a few forceful pro-life points in an impromptu squad car debate with his partner, ADA Cutter jumps into the fray. He professes his pro-life views and refutes a condescending response from his pro-choice colleague (Rubirosa) by citing the “turning tide” of public opinion and mentioning that most Americans now consider themselves pro-life. Apparently Mr. Cutter’s been checking the latest Gallup stats. Rubirosa replies by pointedly referring to those who share Cutter’s views as “anti-choice,” at which point the reliably liberal District Attorney, Jack...
  • Law & Order & NBC Propaganda

    09/27/2009 6:42:19 PM PDT · by thisisthetime · 37 replies · 2,479+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | September 27, 2009 | DC Lee
    For the most part, Hollywood, since the mid-1960s, has gone the extra mile to show support for the Liberal Democrat Agenda. Since 2002 they have churned out films that slam the Bush Administration for the Iraq War and yet none of these were money makers. But that does not stop them from having more in the pipeline. Most television programs, comedies, drama, reality and talk shows, have added their barbs against the wicked George W. Bush, dastardly Dick Cheney and other evildoing members of the civil rights transgressing administration and their immoral policies. All the broadcast television news departments and...
  • Law and Order Experts

    08/13/2009 8:42:50 PM PDT · by Rampolla · 3 replies · 404+ views
    Law and Order episode and quote needed
  • Vanity: Racist in Chief Encourages Black America to Resist Arrest

    07/23/2009 5:34:50 AM PDT · by Juan Medén · 26 replies · 1,204+ views
    7-23-2009 | Juan Medén
    I forced myself to watch the President's press conference last night. I normally try to avoid it for two reasons. First, because I don't believe a word he says and, second, because I just get angry when I hear his lies.
  • "Martial Law" In House of Representatives

    02/27/2009 6:11:53 AM PST · by Calpernia · 187 replies · 6,117+ views
    From Congressman Burgess's site: http://burgess.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=103976 News "Martial Law" In House of Representatives Washington, Sep 28, 2008 - Under the martial law procedure, long-standing House rules that require at least one day between the unveiling of significant legislation and the House floor vote on that legislation — so that Members can learn what they are being asked to vote on — are swept away. Instead, under “martial law,” the Leadership can file legislation with tens or hundreds of pages of fine print and move immediately to debate and votes on it, before Members of Congress, the media, or the public have...
  • Tucson open-borders official gloats about effigy-beating

    07/16/2008 7:28:12 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 27 replies · 285+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 7/16/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Tucson open-borders official gloats about effigy-beating By Michelle Malkin • July 16, 2008 12:45 PM [See Picture at link--Oyarsa] Tucscon residents remain up in arms over the unhinged open-borders mob, led by reconquistadora Pima County (AZ) public defender Isabel Garcia, who beat and tore apart an effigy of tough, anti-illegal immigration Sheriff Joe Arpaio at his recent book tour event. See the videos here in case you missed it yesterday. Garcia is now gloating about the incident–calling it “funny.” She has posted a bigotry card-playing response at her militant website, Derechos Humanos. Laugh line: “We stand for the principles of...
  • Unhinged in Arizona: Open-borders mob, led by public official, ravages Joe Arpaio effigy

    07/16/2008 6:00:52 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 50 replies · 364+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 7/15/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Unhinged in Arizona: Open-borders mob, led by public official, ravages Joe Arpaio effigy By Michelle Malkin • July 15, 2008 03:34 PM Scroll down for updates…Jon Justice has more… Reader Tim C. in Tucscon sent me an e-mail about some completely unhinged open-borders activists who mobbed a book event for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A group of young pro-illegal alien protesters repeatedly beats an effigy of Arpaio as Isabel Garcia–local reconquistadora and an official from the Pima County legal defender’s office–eggs them on. She then parades around with the effigy’s head as onlookers cheer and hoist up the rest of the...
  • LAW & ORDER episode on "Christian Fanatics" (Vanity)

    03/19/2008 11:36:17 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 93 replies · 3,145+ views
    Did anyone else watch the LAW & ORDER episode on Wednesday night? I managed to catch last 30 minutes of it. Jason is accused of stoning his mother to death because she was having an affair. He is a student of a pastor who runs a Christian camp for children. DA people play a videotape of the pastor's sermon...The pastor tells the children that we are in a "war" with Islamic fanatics. He speaks out against "hypocrites". Prosecutors shake their heads...The deputy prosecutor states that one doesn't have to go to Middle East to find a school for extremists. Jason...
  • LAW & ORDER episode on death penalty (Vanity)

    02/20/2008 11:35:15 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 23 replies · 721+ views
    LAW AND ORDER no longer has Fred Thompson as the DA...McCoy (Sam Waterston) became the DA. This Wednesday's episode was...annoying. I guess the producers wanted to push the anti-capital punishment message... The topic was the lethal injection gone wrong... A NY doctor participates in a South Carolina execution...The lethal injection didn't work too well. The murderer ended up in a vegetative state. Then the father of the man, who was killed by that murderer, goes to NY City. He attempts to speak to the doctor, who messed up the execution of his son's murderer. That guy visits the doctor in...
  • "Kiss Don't Enlist" Protest in Berkeley (Code Pink, Again!)

    02/14/2008 8:11:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 277+ views
    KCBS-TV ^ | February 14, 2008
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KCBS) -- Protesters have returned to the Berkeley Marines recruiting center just a day after a showdown between anti-war and pro-military demonstrators before the Berkeley City Council. This time, several dozen members of the peace group CodePink urged people to make love, not war. The Berkeley demonstration is one of 20 “Kiss Don’t Enlist” protests across the country. ”Polls show that the majority of Americans are opposed to the war, and this has given people a chance to really come out and show that. And it’s kind of fun to make out, instead of making war, right?” said...
  • Actor Michael Moriarty Endorses Fellow Law & Order Star for President

    01/14/2008 11:01:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 702+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | January 14, 2008 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty recently endorsed fellow Law & Order star Fred Thompson for President of the United States. During a telephone conversation with this writer, Moriarty said: "Whoever does occupy the White House will not overturn Roe v. Wade, nor will he or she put the dictatorial Supreme Court in its place. "However, I will personally vote for Mr. Fred Thompson and help his campaign as best I can, but I don't believe his entrance into this campaign ever carried enough pro-life commitment to do the job that has to be done. In addition, since...
  • Are You Listening? Fred! Will. Not. Pander. (Fred at his best!)

    12/15/2007 9:19:01 PM PST · by Texas Federalist · 29 replies · 83+ views
    . . . there’s the AP dog-and-pony show, wherein they ask the candidates stupid yearbook questions, instead of dealing with substance. Thompson’s responses, while certainly not pleasing to the AP (that is, they wouldn’t have been had the AP gotten the joke) were sure-fire crowd-pleasers to those of us who understood where Thompson was coming from: What’s your favorite joke? Presidential debates. What’s your favorite keepsake? Trophy wife. What’s your favorite nickname? Mr. President. What do you like to do on a ‘lazy day’? Campaigning.

    12/06/2007 7:30:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 444+ views
    Kells ^ | December 6, 2007
    I have been fully behind Fred Thompson for president, because he seemed the most viable and pretty much stood for everything I believed in. Then I started hearing more spin from the Huckabee side and considered him. Huckabee really started taking off last month, man I thought Huckabee might be a better choice than Thompson. But the more your in the limelight the more scruntity descends on you and that is what is happening to Huckabee. Huckabee’s tenure as Governor of Arkansas is not very impressive. It really bothered me about him pushing for the children of Illegal Immigrants to...
  • Huckabee Hedges on Aid for Illegals (Must read)

    12/02/2007 12:10:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies · 1,311+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 2, 2007 | Teddy Davis
    New Iowa Leader Criticized by for Indecision on Federal Student Aid. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who backed in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, hedged Sunday on whether illegal immigrants who have gone to school in the United States should become eligible for federal student aid such as Pell grants and subsidized federal student loans. "I'm not sure that I would support that," Huckabee told ABC News, "it was a different program in Arkansas." Huckabee's failure to take a clear position on federal student aid while appearing on ABC News' "This Week with George...
  • Where Angels dare to tread (Vanity)

    09/04/2007 7:36:50 PM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 49 replies · 2,711+ views
    TV3 ^ | 5 September 2007 | DieHard the Hunter
    Many of you will know me as DieHard the Hunter. I am a Guardian Angel. And this is a Vanity, with apologies to all of you and to the Moderator: I hope I've done this right! If not, please flame me gently... Three years ago, I was a private individual, a father of two kids, a husband to a wonderful woman married for thirteen years. I was and am a salesman and about as ordinary as they get. I drive a ten-year-old Chrysler and I pay my taxes regularly and otherwise lived an ordinary life. My life changed permanently one...
  • Law, order, politics: Run, Fred, run (Patronizing San Fran Lib blasts a Southern conservative)

    08/28/2007 5:26:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 619+ views
    Inside the Bay Area ^ | August 28, 2007 | Susan Young
    WHY WON'T FOLKSY "Law & Order" actor Fred Thompson just admit he's running for president of these here United States? It all boils down to that pesky NBC show, and using that exposure to your best advantage. Thompson, a Republican, has dabbled in acting, lobbying and lawyering over the years, serving as Tennessee's representative in the United States Senate from 1994 to 2003. In his twilight days of serving the country, he joined the cast of "Law & Order" in 2002 as good'ol backwoods boy and New York City District Attorney Arthur Branch. Strong character, basically a good guy who...
  • [Fred]Thompson as candidate could cause some static

    08/28/2007 12:23:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 704+ views
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 28, 2007 | Douglas Durden
    Fred Thompson is the 800-pound gorilla in the room not only for the Republican party, but for TV as well. If and when Thompson, former minority counsel to the Senate Watergate committee turned actor turned senator turned actor again, formally announces he's running for president, what happens to all the "Law & Order" repeats he appears in? In other words, if he's getting hours of exposure on TV playing District Attorney Arthur Branch -- even if it's as a character in a fictional TV series -- wouldn't his opponents be eligible for equal time under election law? NBC, home to...
  • [Fred]Thompson the Investigator (Watergate, etc., with pictorial slideshow)

    08/26/2007 9:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 746+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2007
    Fred D. Thompson rose to national prominence in the mid-1970s. As chief counsel to the Republicans on the Senate Watergate Committee, he famously asked the question that revealed the existence of the White House taping system that ultimately led to President Richard M. Nixon's resignation. But Mr. Thompson was also an active participant in the White House's efforts to deflect blame from the president and discredit his accusers, plotting strategy with Mr. Nixon's lawyers and leaking information to them. (Continued for 9 more pages)
  • If [Fred]Thompson Runs for President, Don’t Look for Him in Reruns

    08/12/2007 10:01:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,208+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 13, 2007 | BRIAN STELTER
    Former Senator Fred D. Thompson of Tennessee segued neatly from Congress back to an acting career in 2002, when he joined the cast of NBC’s long-running crime series “Law & Order.” Now that Mr. Thompson seems poised to re-enter politics as a Republican presidential candidate, his career will take another twist. In May, he asked NBC to release him from further “Law & Order” commitments; more recently, NBC said it was ready to stop showing reruns of the episodes he appears in because of federal equal time regulations for presidential candidates. “If Fred Thompson formally announces his intention to run...
  • Neighborhood alarmed to learn ice-cream truck vendor is registered sex offender

    07/14/2007 4:37:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 907+ views
    PE.com ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2007 | SARAH BURGE
    Neighborhood alarmed to learn ice-cream truck vendor is registered sex offender 01:13 AM PDT on Saturday, July 14, 2007 By SARAH BURGE The Press-Enterprise A group of Perris homeowners has launched a campaign to run their local ice cream man out of the neighborhood. Anthony G. Toles, his neighbors discovered recently, is a registered sex offender who has been living and driving his ice cream truck in the Villages of Avalon, a newer housing development near Lake Perris. On the Fourth of July, about 10 neighbors distributed 500 custom-printed door hangers alerting residents to "a potential threat to our children"...
  • The Selfishness Of The "Chamber Of Commerce" Crowd... (NO To Corporate Fascism Alert)

    06/28/2007 9:25:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 616+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 06/29/2007 | John Hawkins
    Those of us in the conservative movement have always been friendly to the business community. We believe in low taxes, a light touch on regulation, and we're stalwart champions of the free market. When liberals start talking about limiting CEO pay, harassing Wal-Mart, beating up on oil companies, or generally trying to place new burdens on the businesses, it's always movement conservatives who rise to their defense, even though it's sometimes not in our best political interests. Yes, we probably do fight a little harder because we view businessmen as political allies, but we genuinely, in our hearts and souls,...
  • The 'Law and Order' candidate

    05/31/2007 7:52:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 895+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/31/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    ACTING -- and not necessarily skilled acting -- seems to have become the training ground for Republican politicians with high ambition. The standard cursus honorum for a would-be president typically began with a local office, then in a state legislature, then maybe Congress. The GOP, however, increasingly draws candidates from Hollywood (not the most hospitable environment for conservatives). While Washington Beltway insiders once showed disdain for America's first actor/President Ronald Reagan, and Our Betters in Europe may sniff at actor/Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, many Republicans like the idea of "Law and Order" star and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson running for...
  • Thompson Likely Gone From `Law & Order'

    05/14/2007 10:46:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 1,517+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/14/7 | DAVID BAUDER
    New York (AP) -- NBC's top entertainment executive said Monday that he doesn't expect actor and potential Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson back on "Law & Order" next season. NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly claimed no insider knowledge of Thompson's political plans, but his statement indicated the seriousness of Thompson's presidential musings. The former Tennessee senator has been making speaking appearances and blogging on issues in recent weeks as he considers a candidacy. "It's pretty clear that Fred is going to be leaving the cast of the show no matter what,"
  • Why Fred?

    04/23/2007 8:09:27 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 30 replies · 871+ views
    Human Events ^ | 04/24/2007 | by Roger Stone, Jr
    Near the end of his successful first term, Ronald Reagan was asked whether he thought his training as an actor had prepared him for the job of the Presidency. Reagan replied, "I don't see how any fellow that wasn't an actor could do this job." That is because Reagan understood that the single most important quality a successful President must bring to the job is a sense of confidence, balance, resolve and optimism. After the hand-wringing of Jimmy Carter, that is precisely what Reagan restored to the White House. It is also the jaunty confidence of Franklin Roosevelt in the...
  • Thompson - another Reagan or a new role?

    04/21/2007 11:29:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies · 1,147+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/22/7 | Richard Powelson,
    Uncommitted Republicans have been putting Fred Thompson on such a high pedestal as a potential presidential candidate that he is going to need a very long ladder to get down to the ground so he can run. A big question the former Tennessee senator has to ask himself: "Do so many people really love me or am I just the checked box next to 'None of the Above'? " To hear many excited Republicans tell it, Thompson is the most charismatic, straight-talking conservative leader since Ronald Reagan. But even Reagan did not live up to the legend of Ronald Reagan....
  • Campaign 2008: Meet the 'Law & Order' Candidate (Thompson, 'Law & Order' and Equal Time concerns)

    04/04/2007 3:43:07 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 35 replies · 526+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 9, 2007 issue | —Holly Bailey
    It looks as if Fred Thompson is getting ready to run for president. Friends of the former Tennessee senator turned actor (anonymous to protect their relationship) say he's increasingly tempted to enter the 2008 Republican primaries, fueled in part by new polls that show he's got a serious shot at the White House. A Gallup poll released last week found Thompson ranked No. 3 behind front runners Rudy Giuliani and John McCain with 12 percent support among Republicans—all before he's even formally launched a campaign. Last week Thompson was spotted in Washington lunching with former Senate majority leader Bill Frist,...
  • LAW & ORDER episode on religion (Vanity)

    03/30/2007 11:38:06 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 28 replies · 339+ views
    Friday night's LAW & ORDER episode dealt with religion. Has anyone else managed to sit through it? A church is burned...Body of a biology teacher is found at that church. He teaches at a Christian high school. That teacher has a problem with a group of parents who want "intelligent design" taught. He doesn't want to teach that to his students. The suspect is the parent who founded that group. The murdered teacher gave an F to his daughter because she wrote about "intelligent design"... The suspect tells his lawyer to present an interesting defense. He thought that the bio...
  • (Lady) Officer sues to be beauty contestant

    03/30/2007 9:32:51 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 324+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | March 30, 2007 | Mark Arner
    Officer sues to be beauty contestant Off-duty rights are at issue, union says By Mark Arner STAFF WRITER March 30, 2007 CHULA VISTA – A Chula Vista police officer is suing the Police Department and the city, alleging her supervisors pressured her to stop competing in beauty pageants. Officer Deanna Mory, hired in 2005, says police administrators began pressuring her a year ago to stop competing in pageants. The Chula Vista Police Officers' Association, the police union, has filed two lawsuits on her behalf against the city and the department. Mory, 23, said the dispute began when she told her...
  • Child Molesters: Death Is The Only Answer

    03/17/2007 10:17:00 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 70 replies · 1,567+ views
    Liberals Cost Lives ^ | 3-17-07 | MissEdie
    Just how many more children have to die before Liberals realise that the death penalty is the only answer to this problem? This week we learn of the kidnap, murder and probable sexual assault of little Christopher Barrios by a convicted sex offender. Another animal out on the streets free to rape and kill again and again thanks to Liberal policies. Almost every time we hear of a child or young man or woman going missing it turns out to be a convicted sex offender that is responsible. How much longer should we tolerate people of this kind within our...
  • Teacher suspended after putting tape on students

    03/14/2007 6:36:48 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 8 replies · 460+ views
    dailymail.com ^ | 03/14/07 | AP
    UNION -- A Monroe County elementary art teacher was suspended without pay for putting masking tape under the noses of about 25 third-graders in a joking attempt to quiet them, Superintendent Lyn Guy said. The Monroe County Board of Education voted Monday night to uphold the 10-day suspension of Donna Spangler, an art teacher at Peterstown Elementary School. Spangler's suspension ended Monday and she has since returned to work. "I didn't think it was very funny,'' Guy said Tuesday. "It wasn't right and she (Spangler) made a huge mistake in judgment and she has paid for it.'' Guy said the...
  • NBC slammed for 'anti-Semitic' TV show (Law and Order: Criminal Intent)

    03/10/2007 7:14:08 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 64 replies · 2,506+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 11, 2007 | MICHAEL FREUND
    A popular US television series is coming under fire after a recent episode portrayed Israel in a harsh light and appeared to promote anti-Semitic stereotypes of Jews as disloyal citizens. The plot line of the February 27 installment of Law and Order: Criminal Intent, a fictional police drama broadcast across America on NBC, centers on a journalist who is poisoned after his girlfriend uncovers a foul-up by Israeli intelligence. The show depicts Israeli bulldozers destroying Palestinian schools, with at least one character referring to "Israeli brutality." It also includes a Jewish police captain who agrees to cover up for Israel...
  • A Week After Ann Coulter Episode, 'Law & Order' to Air Haggard-Inspired Plot

    02/09/2007 4:59:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies · 1,396+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | February 9, 2007 | Brent Baker
    A Week After Ann Coulter Episode, 'Law & Order' to Air Haggard-Inspired Plot Posted by Brent Baker on February 9, 2007 - 16:27. A week after NBC's Law & Order aired an episode revolving around an Ann Coulter-like character (NewsBusters item with video) whose anti-embryonic stem cell research position so angered a student suffering from Parkinson's disease that he tried to kill her (but his gunshot kills an innocent student), tonight's (Friday) episode is inspired by the Ted Haggard case -- though with the added twist of murder. From TV Guide.com: “A popular reverend is suspected of a gay actor's...
  • LAW & ORDER episode on Ann Coulter (Vanity posting)

    02/02/2007 11:51:12 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 74 replies · 5,023+ views
    Someone should ask Ann Coulter if she watched NBC's LAW & ORDER episode dealing with a conservative female who is obviously patterned after her... Did anyone else watch this episode? This conservative female was speaking on a college campus against stem cell research. Then some left-wing student gets shot by a research student. The research student wanted to shoot her but he missed. The shooter suffers from Parkinson's disease...He blames her for putting pressure to stop the stem cell research...He wants the cure for his disease. Ron Silver plays his lawyer...He manages to get the admission out of an witness,...
  • Japan: Four hanged on Christmas Day(convicted murderers executed)

    12/29/2006 11:42:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 699+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12/26/06
    The Times December 26, 2006 Four hanged on Christmas Day TOKYO Four prisoners, including two men in their seventies, were hanged on Christmas Day as the Japanese Government ended a 15-month moratorium on the death penalty. The hangings were the first since September 2005, when a convicted murderer was executed. The death penalty is supported widely in Japan and analysts said that the Government wanted to carry out executions in 2006, which would have been the first year without hangings since 1992. The timing of the executions has been condemned by Christians, who makes up 1 per cent of the...