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  • Officer Accused Of Defacing Cars Faces Discharge

    12/16/2005 4:31:03 PM PST · by Ninian Dryhope · 32 replies · 887+ views ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | AP
    The Air Force Reserve plans to discharge a lieutenant colonel accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage by defacing cars with pro-Bush bumper stickers, officials said Friday. Lt. Col. Alexis Fecteau, a pilot with 500 combat hours in the first Persian Gulf war and the Balkans, is charged with felony criminal mischief. He is accused of using paint stripper to write "F--- Bush" in 18-inch-high letters on cars at Denver International Airport with bumper stickers supporting President Bush and conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. Jim Miller, a spokesman for the Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base,...
  • Lies pervade in scandals

    12/16/2005 8:22:20 AM PST · by Nomorjer Kinov · 12 replies · 838+ views
    The Carroll County Times ^ | December 16, 2005 | Robert Wack
    Somebody is lying. That's not an accusation or a criticism, just a logical conclusion based on comparing statements by various administration officials. There is no way all of the people involved in the Valerie Plame case can be telling the truth, because they contradict each other, and sometimes themselves. Whether a law was broken when her identity as a CIA agent was revealed in the press back in the early summer of 2004, the more important issues of why she was exposed and the subsequent cover-up tell us more about the integrity of the Bush administration than any legal action...
  • Talk about a punk with a big mouth!!

    12/12/2005 3:36:23 PM PST · by jim9215 · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Thinking Right ^ | 12-07-05 | Jim C
    In his latest editorial on his website Bob Beckel calls Tom Delay a punk with a big mouth. Of course Mr. Beckel offers no proof to back up the baseless allegations he makes against Delay. Here is the editorial in it’s entirety: Just another Bully A Column by BBP Editor Bob BeckelTom Delay reminds me of a bully in my hometown high school. He scared people, told them he carried a switchblade, and would use it. He was a thug. One day he said something about my sister. He lasted 15 seconds, until he started to cry for his momma....
  • Barack Obama: Dem Presidents Misled on War

    12/10/2005 3:53:04 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 63 replies · 2,256+ views ^ | Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 5:58 p.m. EST
    Democrat presidents misled and troops wound up dead? That's what Sen. Barack Obama seemed to be saying in a wide ranging interview with the Chicago Tribune this week. Commenting on claims that President Bush used on bogus intelligence to take America into the Iraq war - he noted that more than one Democratic president has done the same thing. The revelation came as Sen. Obama recounted a recent town meeting where an audience member had asked him about the war, saying: "Shouldn't the president be impeached for lying?" The top black Democrat recalled answering: "Well, FDR, JFK, LBJ -- we...
  • Donald Watson (end of the Vegan nutjob founder -- guess the worms won't be vegans)

    12/09/2005 9:52:49 AM PST · by jb6 · 13 replies · 530+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 08, 2005
    Founder of veganism whose dietary crusade grew to attract a quarter of a million adherents in Britain today DONALD WATSON survived to the age of 95; good propaganda in his campaign to convince the world that there is nothing inherently lethal about a vegan diet. He always regarded himself as a propagandist, in the term’s non-pejorative sense. When interviewed at 92 he was pleased to report that he had lived thus far without resort to medication “either orthodox or fringe”, and with hardly a day’s illness. His parents were meat-eaters who did not enjoy particularly good health or long lives....

    12/06/2005 7:01:45 AM PST · by 2dogjoe · 98 replies · 2,640+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 12.06.05 | Ryan Lizza
    By my count, twelve United States senators are considering a run for president in 2008: six Democrats (Evan Bayh, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, Russ Feingold, and John Kerry) and six Republicans (George Allen, Sam Brownback, Bill Frist, Chuck Hagel, John McCain, and Rick Santorum). For Biden, Kerry, and McCain it would be their second presidential campaign....
  • KU prof's e-mail irks fundamentalists (Christian Bashing OK)

    11/25/2005 8:34:07 AM PST · by Exton1 · 624 replies · 7,100+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 25 Nov 2005 | Associated Press
    KU prof's e-mail irks fundamentalists Associated Press LAWRENCE - Critics of a new course that equates creationism and intelligent design with mythology say an e-mail sent by the chairman of the University of Kansas religious studies department proves the course is designed to mock fundamentalist Christians.In a recent message on a Yahoo listserv, Paul Mirecki said of the course "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationisms and Other Religious Mythologies": "The fundies want it all taught in a science class, but this will be a nice slap in their big fat face by teaching it as a religious studies...
  • Sen. Obama's Stock Quietly Rises (Obama Gaining Support from Warren Buffett and Oprah)

    11/24/2005 6:48:20 AM PST · by nj26 · 61 replies · 1,628+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/20/05 | Jeff Zeleny
    Warren Buffett sits on the edge of a soft brown sofa, closely watching as Sen. Barack Obama navigates the well-appointed living room. He moves his square glasses closer to his face, unfolds his arms and springs to his feet when the time comes to welcome his guest to Nebraska. "There he is," Buffett says with a wide grin, pulling Obama toward him with a hearty handshake. "You're the hottest ticket in town today." The sage of money and finance, America's second-richest man seldom becomes invested in politicians. But he has made an exception for the junior Democratic senator from Illinois,...
  • Full Time Motherhood?, How Selfish

    11/05/2005 7:45:30 AM PST · by kalee · 135 replies · 4,327+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 11/05/05 | Julie Shiller
    Full-Time Motherhood? How Selfish November 5, 2005 BY JULIE SHILLER Across the nation, privileged young women are seeking to be competitive candidates to gain admittance to prestigious universities. Impressive SAT scores, awards, grades and extracurricular activities are of the utmost importance for college-bound high school students and their families. The priorities of many of today's elite young women, however, are surprisingly conventional, according to one survey. The most fortunate and educated women say they will conform to traditional gender roles after completing their Ivy League degrees. They are choosing careers as full-time mothers and expect to be supported financially by...
  • Never forget Hillary's attempt at Hillarycare. (caption this classic pic)

    10/19/2005 10:35:05 AM PDT · by lotsaguns · 52 replies · 2,653+ views
    10/19/05 | lotsaguns
  • Schroeder quits government, blasts U.S., Britain

    10/12/2005 12:13:45 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 131 replies · 3,607+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dave Graham
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who has led Germany since 1998, said for the first time on Wednesday he would not play a role in the next government, in an emotional farewell including broadsides at the United States and Britain. "I will not be a part of the next government — definitely not be part of it," a tearful looking Schroeder told a rapt audience of union members in his home city of Hanover. He quickly composed himself, hitting his stride in a passionate defense of a strong German state and lashing out at "Anglo-Saxon" economic policies favoured in...
  • Newdow Wants To Change Entire Pledge Of Allegiance

    10/05/2005 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 70 replies · 1,980+ views
    KCRA ^ | 10/05/05 | KCRA
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A man who is fighting to get the words "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance was back in federal court Wednesday, making some surprising comments about the case. Although the hearing was a procedural matter with no key rulings, Michael Newdow said that if he is successful in having the words removed from the pledge at the U.S. Supreme Court level, it still wouldn't be enough. Newdow believes that it is time to get rid of the old Pledge of Allegiance altogether. He said that it's impractical to just change the pledge because children will...
  • "WE Must Closely Examine Harriett Miers' Suitability" -- Ted Kennedy

    10/05/2005 5:00:30 PM PDT · by pabianice · 53 replies · 1,424+ views
    Clamshell Lounge, Hyannisport, MA ^ | 10/5/05 | Kennedy Intern "Boopsie"
    Dear Friend, On Monday, we learned that the President nominated White House Counsel Harriet Miers--a long-time adviser and Bush loyalist--to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Miers's record is little known so far, because she's largely served behind the scenes. What leaps out is her loyalty to President Bush beginning with his years as Governor of Texas. We know nothing about her loyalty to the rule of law and the Constitution, or her ability to do the job of Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. It's clear that Mr. Bush is fond of her work:...
  • For this one, Bush deserves the heat (KATRINA IS THE 'RATS PERFECT STORM)

    09/04/2005 5:11:03 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 161 replies · 3,568+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 4, 2005 | LYNN SWEET SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    WASHINGTON -- I want to vent. On Friday, President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush deployed from the White House to the Gulf region ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. But the Bushes' photo-op tour is meaningless if people are still marooned on rooftops. The Hurricane Katrina storyline is simple. At its essence at this point, people are either on high, dry ground with some food and water, needed medical attention and a place to sleep -- or they are not. Bush is in a no flim-flam zone. When he said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, much of the nation trusted...
  • Lost in the Flood : Why no mention of race or class in TV's Katrina coverage?

    09/01/2005 10:12:55 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies · 1,852+ views
    Slate ^ | 31 August 2005 | Jack Shafer
    can't say I saw everything that the TV newscasters pumped out about Katrina, but I viewed enough repeated segments to say with 90 percent confidence that broadcasters covering the New Orleans end of the disaster demurred from mentioning two topics that must have occurred to every sentient viewer: race and class. Nearly every rescued person, temporary resident of the Superdome, looter, or loiterer on the high ground of the freeway I saw on TV was African-American. And from the look of it, they weren't wealthy residents of the Garden District. This storm appears to have hurt blacks more directly than...
  • Vanity - Dear Garrison Keillor:

    08/28/2005 11:21:11 AM PDT · by 50sDad · 18 replies · 1,453+ views
    Dear Garrison: I almost cried today while listening to The Show.
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Calls For Bush Protest

    08/21/2005 9:35:21 PM PDT · by batter · 26 replies · 855+ views
    KUTV Channel 2 ^ | 20 August, 2005 | AP
    Salt Lake City's Mayor Rocky Anderson used e-mail this week to call upon activists, Democrats and some of his top administrative staff for “the biggest demonstration this state has ever seen,” when President Bush appears before a national veterans convention Monday. “There should be a collaboration of health-care-provision advocates, seniors, the (gay, lesbian and bisexual and transsexual) community, anti-Patriot Act advocates and other civil libertarians, anti-war folks, pro-Social Security advocates, environmental advocates, anti-nuclear-testing advocates, and anti-nuclear-waste-shipment-and-storage advocates,” the mayor wrote in the e-mail sent Friday. The mayor, a Democrat who serves in an officially nonpartisan office plans to join the...
  • (Harvard)Economics professor set to pay for manure

    08/02/2005 8:18:04 AM PDT · by Leisler · 14 replies · 594+ views Boston Globe) ^ | August 2, 2005 | Kay Lazar
    A Harvard economics professor accused of stealing horse manure from a 98-year-old Rockport farmer received a market lesson yesterday as charges against him were dismissed but restitution was set at an amount he once deemed ''artificially inflated." Martin Weitzman, 63, agreed to pay $600 to Charlie Lane for one truckload of manure Weitzman took from the farmer on April 1. The going rate for a truckload of manure is about $20. The professor was charged with larceny, trespassing, and destruction of property in a case that drew international attention. The case in Gloucester District Court was put off as Weitzman...
  • Hillary Spokesman: Don't Give Ed Klein Airtime - (Hillary "totally controls" networks!)

    06/27/2005 12:54:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 65 replies · 2,322+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 27, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER, JR. & NewsMax Staff
    Senator Hillary Clinton's office is actively trying to discourage interviewers from giving TV time to Ed Klein, author of the controversial bestseller "The Truth About Hillary," Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz confirmed on Sunday. "A spokesman for Senator Clinton told me that when news organizations call, they do make the argument, why give this guy airtime," Kurtz said, while hosting CNN's "Reliable Sources." Kurtz's comment is the first by a mainstream journalist acknowledging that Sen. Clinton is actively trying to suppress Klein's book in a campaign first reported by NewsMax Monday morning. After being booked on numerous TV Shows,...
  • Taking care of the U.S troops?

    06/07/2005 6:11:21 PM PDT · by BrokenSoldier · 130 replies · 2,673+ views
    From my Self | 10 June 2005 | Jason Wilson
    My name is Jason Wilson, Iam currently enlisted in the United States army, Iam being Honorably Discharge from the US Army, for Mental/Physical medical conditions I gained from the U.S army. I served 13 months in Iraq, after I came back, I began my discharge from the U.S army, and I waved the medical board,because I did not want to wait for the long never ending process of the army trying to figure out if it was there fault cause I was broken, therfore I waved it to get my process out quickly. Currently I have 3 days left, and...