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  • Why America needs Lindsey Graham

    06/02/2015 8:04:52 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 93 replies
    National Review ^ | June 2 2015 | Ira Straus
    Obama has dug America deep into a hole. We need a solid foreign-policy president to pull ourselves out. Graham is that man. Here’s why. First of all, the basics: Graham has gravitas. He would fight to win. Lindsay Graham has consistently spoken out on the troubles we are facing around the world, and he has put forward sound solutions. He has spoken out forcefully, on the right side, on the civil wars in the Middle East. He has described accurately the dangers facing us. He has identified our enemies truthfully.
  • Washington, D.C. attracts ‘high estrogen’ men: tenth-best city to find romantic guy

    08/22/2011 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    Disgusted by late night text messages, embarrassing blow-offs, and never receiving the phone call you were promised? Leading dating site has a list of the top ten cities full of romantic, expressive, “high estrogen” men who probably wouldn’t slip into cad territory. Though bursting with government employees, politicians, political journalists, and all things polarizing and serious, Washington, D.C. is tenth on the list, nine spots below perpetually romantic San Francisco. Asked how bureaucratic, soulless Washington ever earned a spot on a list of romantic cities,’s Dr. Helen Fisher told The Daily Caller that D.C. draws a lot of...
  • Is Obama “Bush Lite”?

    12/01/2009 11:42:56 AM PST · by Lou Budvis · 24 replies · 586+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/1/09 | Ed Morrissey
    Most people expect Barack Obama to lay off some of the blame for the directionless policy on Afghanistan this year on George Bush in his speech tonight at West Point. Lee Siegel at the Daily Beast expects Obama to come across as closer to his predecessor than Obama might imagine. When it comes to pursuing the war in Afghanistan, Siegel — a war opponent — sees Obama as Bush Lite, and the speech as a manipulation of high order:
  • SC Senator: 'We Could Be Headed For Depression'

    09/30/2008 6:32:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 63 replies · 1,564+ views
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Just back from Washington, D.C., South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham painted a very bleak picture of what he expects for the country if the bailout plan fails. Graham spoke in front of a foreclosed home on Avondale Drive in Greenville. He said if the plan doesn't pass soon, more banks will fold. Businesses will close and people will lose their jobs. As least twice he mentioned that the economy could be headed for a depression.
  • John Edwards feigns punch at Ann Coulter: Powderpuff Brawl Alert

    03/08/2007 7:53:13 PM PST · by rface · 54 replies · 1,723+ views
    COX News ^ | March 8, 2007 | COX Staff
    "...imagine that Ann Coulter is seated in Smith's place. Anything to say to her?"...... Edwards, his right fist curled, feigned a punch and said: "No, there's absolutely nothing. Grow up." AUSTIN -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards feigned a punch Thursday when asked what he'd like to say to Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator who seemingly characterized his sexual orientation in remarks at a political confab last week. Edwards, appearing on Texas Monthly Talks, was asked by host Evan Smith to momentarily imagine that Coulter was seated in Smith's place. Anything to say to her? Edwards, his right fist curled,...
  • Live Thread: Ann Coulter on Hannity and Colmes

    03/05/2007 5:19:18 PM PST · by Jean S · 649 replies · 14,326+ views
    Starting soon.
  • Why the hell hasn't Ken Mehlman stepped the hell down?

    11/09/2006 12:32:31 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 34 replies · 632+ views
    freerepublic ^ | 09 November 2006 b | Trueblackman
    As a Conservative, I want to know why the hell hasn't the ineffective Republican National Comittee Chair Ken Mehlman not resigned from his position following the loses in the House and Senate. It was Mehlman job to find and craft the message of the party and find good quality Conservative candidate, but Mehlman used his time trying to get along and apply to liberals and their fringe groups and not the base of our party, So it is time to throw Mehlman under the bus and move on. I believe that our party needs a younger Chairman 30-50 years old...
  • Senator Graham Censured by Army Court

    09/25/2006 1:54:38 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 79 replies · 3,802+ views ^ | 9/21/06 | Ellen Davis
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been censured by an Army court on the same day he agreed to a deal with the White House outlining new provisions for military justice in cases involving suspected terrorists. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces yesterday held that Sen. Graham violated the Incompatibility Clause of the Constitution when, as a Reservist, he sat on the Air Force's intermediate appellate court while also a member of the Senate. According to one military law expert, there is no penalty for Graham, but the court overturned the case on which Graham sat, entitling the...
  • Court: Senator (Lindsey Graham) Can't Be Military Judge

    09/21/2006 6:00:22 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 110 replies · 2,497+ views
    AP ^ | 9/21/06
    Today: September 21, 2006 at 15:45:18 PDT Court: Senator Can't Be Military Judge By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - It is unconstitutional for Sen. Lindsey Graham to serve as a member of Congress and a military judge at the same time, a military court has ruled. Graham, R-S.C., is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Standby Reserve, and is assigned as a reserve judge to the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. "One of the purposes served by the separation of powers is that a military accused will not be judged by a Member of...
  • Graham Reacts to Presidential Address

    09/15/2006 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 102 replies · 2,321+ views ^ | 9/15/2006
    (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham made a statement on the Presidential news conference Friday. Graham also released a letter addressed to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asking for clarification of the United States response should a situation arise involving a CIA paramilitary operative captured in Iran and placed on trial in that country. Graham's letter stated: "This is a time for thoughtful, reasoned discussions. What we do today will affect the nation not only in our current war but in future wars as well. "President Bush is sincere in wanting the tools necessary to protect the nation, including...
  • Time for Lindsey Graham to wake up

    09/15/2006 9:26:44 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 90 replies · 2,216+ views ^ | Sep. 14, 2006 | JEFFREY SEWELL
    To say that Lindsey Graham has been a disappointment to the conservatives who were the heart and soul of his campaign would be an understatement. Unfortunately, our senior senator has moved from disappointing to downright dangerous. In recent days, we have seen al-Qaida, in all of its videotape glory, threatening Americans with death and destruction unless we surrender to the Wahabbist strain of Islam and convert. We’ve seen “American al-Qaida” Adam Gadahn and his Egyptian cohort Ayman al-Zawahiri “invite us” to join Islam (or face destruction), while al-Jazeera runs old footage of Osama bin Laden with the 9/11 hijackers just...
  • Hugh and Senator Lindsey Graham in the tall grass of military tribunals

    09/14/2006 5:48:06 PM PDT · by Checkers · 41 replies · 1,369+ views ^ | 05-14-2006 at 05:09 PM | na
    HH: Happy to welcome to the program United States Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina. Senator Graham, welcome. Good to talk to you. LG: Thank you, Hugh. How are you doing, buddy? HH: I'm great. I want to cover a bunch of stuff with you. Let's do the easy ones first. LG: Okay. HH: Peter Keisler didn't get out of committee today, because not enough Republicans showed up. Does that doom his confirmation in this session? LG: No, I don't think so. He's a good guy. He's being held up because of some dispute about the number of judges at...
  • Lindsey Graham Commercial from 2002 (Liar Saying he will Support President Bush)

    09/14/2006 4:44:17 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 65 replies · 986+ views
    Lindsey Graham Ad from 2002
  • Graham: U.S. "Screwed Up" in Iraq (Lindsey Graham Acting Like an Ass Again!)

    09/11/2006 9:22:11 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 74 replies · 1,496+ views
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham said the United States has "screwed up" in Iraq but that the fundamental idea of the war was still correct. "I know Iraq is a mess and we have screwed up seven ways from Sunday," the South Carolina Republican told about 300 people at the College of Charleston on Sunday, the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. "We underestimated how hard it would be. But the fundamental idea behind Iraq is still correct," said Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "If we back out of this fight...
  • Conservatives Backing Nominee Look at Graham (Goober Blocking a Conservative Judicial Nominee)

    06/04/2006 7:36:13 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 28 replies · 794+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2006 | Chris Cillizza
    No longer content with bashing Democrats for their obstruction of President Bush's judicial nominees, a coalition of conservative groups is now turning its attention to a prominent Republican -- Sen.Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.). The campaign, led by the Committee for Justice, is aimed at persuading Graham to allow a vote on William James Haynes II, the general counsel at the Department of Defense and a nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Although the campaign is in its infancy, organizers expect it to develop into a national e-mail and telephone lobbying effort. "A key reason...
  • "QUOTE FOR THE DAY" (Andrew Sullivan quotes Derbyshire on rise of socialism - and blames Bush)

    10/21/2005 9:24:54 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 13 replies · 427+ views ^ | Oct 21 05 | Andrew Sullivan
    Here's our old friend, John Derbyshire, even crankier than usual: All the windsocks are now pointing in the direction of more socialism. As the population ages, Americans will want more leisure, drugs, health care, nursing homes, security. As the Jihadist threat continues to metastasize (from the MidEast to Indonesia, Thailand, Africa, the Caucasus, Europe), we shall want the state to have more police powers, more scrutiny of us and our lives. The trend of the last 40 years away from the old Anglo-Saxon rights and liberties -- private property rights (google "tobacco settlement," "Kelo," etc.), freedom of speech, contract and...
  • Morford: What's Wrong With John Kerry? Is it the hair? The lack of charisma?

    09/24/2004 11:06:48 AM PDT · by MikalM · 168 replies · 3,541+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/24/04 | Mark Morford (who else?)
    He is not Bill Clinton. Just gotta say it again, right off, because it is, quite possibly, still the most difficult fact for most moderates and Demos to accept, even now: Kerry is not Clinton. Kerry is not JFK. Kerry is not quite even Al Gore. We have to accept it. Let's go from there. It bears repeating because, as tens of millions (billions, even) across the planet realize, Bush is so obviously ripe, so obviously dripping with glaring misprision, so deeply rife with flaw and bumble and moronism, and his policies are so full of gaping holes and his...
  • Morford: Apocalypse Bush! (Why care for the planet when the End Times are almost here?)

    09/09/2004 10:52:34 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies · 1,537+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, September 8, 2004 | Mark Morford, read by FReepers and few others
    This is the great thing about rabid fundamentalism. You really just don't have to give a damn. Take the environment. I mean, isn't it just a little pointless to care so damn deeply about the air and the soil and the water and the stupid little disposable animals on this silly spinning ball of expendable rock when the Second Coming is imminent and a blood-soaked fire-breathin' Jesus who looks remarkably like Mel Gibson will return very soon to smite the heathens and the gays and the vegetarians and the Francophiles, and who will rescue all those who worship patriarchy and...
  • Morford: Where Is Your Hallowed Balm? Music? Yoga? Porn?

    09/03/2004 11:01:24 AM PDT · by MikalM · 36 replies · 1,451+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/3/04 | Mark Morford (who never disappoints)
    I am searching for a few good things. Things to counteract, to dissolve the simmering dread, to deflect the waves of nausea and karmic pain induced by the incessantly depressing media maelstrom and the appallingly hateful gloat of the GOP convention and by the most tyrannical administration and least articulate American president in 100 years. You know how it is. And you say to yourself, these things, these radiant gems that live outside the mass-media miasma, I need them because they provide some balm, soften the fact that the nation feels massively off track and blinded and war torn and...
  • Morford: Maybe You Need A Road Trip

    06/02/2004 4:55:13 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 289+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 2, 2004 | Mark Morford (drives a stick)
    This is the dream. It involves a shiny cool small premium new car and a big happy beautiful dog sticking his head out the window and a longish solo road trip up the West Coast from San Francisco to the northern tip of Idaho in the middle of the summer. There is music playing. There is a huge sunroof open at all times. There is a small cooler full of ginger beer and spelt pretzels and Odwalla bars and organic turkey sandwiches. There is an in-dash CD multichanger loaded with dirtystupidfun '80s hard rock and badass electronica and Rufus Wainwright...