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  • Protest Queen Naomi Klein: This Ka-Chings Everything

    09/24/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 23 September 2014 | Editorial
    The Liberal Agenda: On the heels of Sunday's "People's Climate Change" march came Monday's "Flood Wall Street" demonstration, starring limousine liberal darling Naomi Klein. So who is Klein, and why is she such a hot ticket? Not since the 1980s, when Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's Marxist dictator, bought $3,000 sunglasses on Fifth Avenue during a U.N. General Assembly have we seen such a confluence of free-market hate and consumer hog-wallow. But the leaders of the Climate Change March and the "Flood Wall Street" Occupy reunion put left-wing hypocrisy on full display this week in their loathing for capitalism and all-too-eager enjoyment...
  • The It Girl Of Climate Change Doesn't Get It

    09/24/2014 1:29:39 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 23 September 2014 | Margaret Wente
    Naomi Klein is by all accounts a wonderful person – warm, low-key, modest, committed and enormously hard-working. She also looks terrific in a crisp white shirt, which is what she wore for a recent photo shoot for Vogue. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Vogue is interested in fashionable intellectuals, and right now there’s no intellectual more fashionable than Ms. Klein. She told Vogue that her new book, This Changes Everything, is “a book about climate change for people who don’t read books about climate change.”
  • Perry Banned Republican Parents From Seeing Her Perform At Obama Inauguration

    12/09/2013 8:29:14 PM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    If you were bestowed the honor to perform at a presidential inauguration, wouldn't you want your parents in attendance regardless of their political beliefs? Pop diva Katy Perry doesn't think so, for she told Marie Claire in an interview published Monday that because her parents are Republicans that didn't vote for Barack Obama, they couldn't watch her perform at his inauguration in January: Perry - My parents are Republicans, and I'm not. They didn't vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sing at the inauguration, they were like, 'We can come.' And I was like, 'No, you can't....
  • Mark Wahlberg apologizes for claiming he would have prevented 9/11 attack (Hollyweird Alert)

    01/18/2012 3:29:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/18/12 | NY Post
    Mark Wahlberg quickly apologized Wednesday for claiming he would have subdued the 9/11 hijackers. The "Contraband" star said that had he been on hijacked flight United 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, as originally scheduled, it wouldn't have crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Wahlberg was scheduled to fly from New York to Boston on the morning of Sept. 11 on the flight that was hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists. But he had a change of plans before the fateful date.
  • Limousine Lib: Susan Sarandon stops by Wall St. protests -- en route to airport and Italy!

    09/27/2011 3:29:23 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 25 replies
    A week-old Wall St. protest got a little star power Tuesday in the form of activist actress Susan Sarandon. "I'm just here to be educated," the "Bull Durham" star said as some of the young demonstrators in the crowd asked each other, "Who is she?" Sarandon, 64, stopped by the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park on her way to catch a flight to Italy. The protesters peppered her with questions about climate change, consumerism and the economy. "It helps to focus on one thing to be accomplished," she advised. "Is everyone here registered to vote? Are you having...
  • Ex-Google exec: 'Mr President raise my taxes' (What Crap....!)

    09/27/2011 7:19:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/25/11 | Stephen Collinson
    A rich former Google executive pleaded with Barack Obama to raise his taxes Monday, boosting the US leader's push to get well off Americans to bankroll his $447 billion jobs plan. Obama stormed through the American west on a three-day tour devoted to hammering Republicans and piling up cash for his 2012 reelection bid, which is overshadowed by 9.1 percent unemployment and a wobbling economy. Former Google brand manager Doug Edwards became an instant media sensation when he joined billionaire investor Warren Buffett in calling for those who had done well in America to do more to help the struggling...
  • Let's imagine Steve Jobs is President of the United States

    03/28/2011 8:46:28 PM PDT · by newheart · 31 replies
    O'Reilly Radar ^ | 28 March 2011 | Francis Pedraza
    ----snip---- Three things would change. I'd bet a round of drinks he would ... 1. Frame everything around the user experience. Citizens are users, and the government delivers services. Guess what? Since World War II, the basic framework of our bureaucracy hasn't changed, just grown on rotting foundations. Now it's a tangled, clumsy, wobbling mass of weeds. President Jobs would restore a sense of purpose by reorienting the whole thing around people. Human-centered government begins with insisting on only releasing services that people will be irresistibly drawn to use and love. To get there, begin with keen observation. Look for...
  • Ten for the Next Ten (U2's Bono for the NYT OpEd page, creeping tide of government alert)

    01/06/2010 11:10:31 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies · 881+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2010 | Bono (no last name provided)
    ...I am seized by each, and moved by its potential to change our world. Return of the Automobile as a Sexual Object ...That’s why the Obama administration — while it still holds the keys to the big automakers — ought to put some style fascists into the mix... Intellectual Property Developers ...A decade’s worth of music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the creators... and the people this reverse Robin Hooding benefits are rich service providers, whose swollen profits perfectly mirror the lost receipts of the music business... An Equal Right to Pollute (and...
  • Stuck in the shallows (Garrison Keillor Again Calls for Genocide of Republicans)

    09/30/2009 10:27:58 AM PDT · by Jack Wilson · 101 replies · 3,055+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/30/2009 | Garrison Keillor
    ... one starts to wonder if the country wouldn't be better off without them and if Republicans should be cut out of the health-care system entirely and simply provided with aspirin and hand sanitizer. Thirty-two percent of the population identifies with the GOP, and if we cut off health care to them, we could probably pay off the deficit in short order.
  • { San Francisco Supervisor } Daly wins big in Fairfield housing free fall

    07/26/2009 8:55:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 143+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/26/9 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    Tenant activist-turned-suburban landlord Chris Daly certainly knows a good deal when he sees one. In February, the San Francisco supervisor, who has had his share of battles with developers over the years, scooped up a Fairfield house for $270,000, Solano County documents show. The four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath house had last been assessed at $514,686.He's now renting out the house, Daly told The Chronicle's Marisa Lagos. Bonus for the supervisor - there's no rent control.Daly went bargain-hunting in Fairfield again in April and landed another four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath home - this one with a pool, on a cul-de-sac - for $275,000....
  • Work-Life Balance a Challenge, Says Michelle Obama, But Having White House Staff Helps (BARF)

    05/08/2009 4:56:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 880+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 5/7/2009 | DeNeen L. Brown
    First lady Michelle Obama called her "current life" in the White House "a very blessed situation, because I have what most families don't have -- tons of support all around, not just my mother, but staff and administration. I have a chief of staff and a personal assistant, and everyone needs that." "Everyone should have a chief of staff and a set of personal assistants," Obama said with a laugh as she spoke before a crowd of business executives meeting today during a "Corporate Voices for Working Families" conference at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
  • Obama demonstrates his limousine liberal side in Hawaii

    12/23/2008 9:39:26 AM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 57 replies · 2,789+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/23/2008 | Publicola
    President-elect Barack Obama’s vacation in Hawaii at $9 million mansion demonstrates his limousine liberal side — just a week after he called for “new ethics” on Wall Street, which he has condemned for “greed” for and luxury living while the rest of the U.S. is grinding through a recession. The economic downturn, moreover, Obama recently told reporters, “is going to get worse.” As far as the President-elect is concerned, however, these economic realities for regular folks don’t apply to him. Obama, his wife, and his children, as well as leftist apparatchiks, have rented three mansions on the beach in Hawaii....
  • The dark side of Warren Buffett

    12/17/2008 1:19:29 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 52 replies · 2,603+ views
    BlogginStocks ^ | 12/11/2008 | Jonathan Berr
    I can understand why Warren Buffett wanted to teach Nicole Buffett, who gets by on $40,000 a year she earns as an artist and reportedly goes without health insurance, that she should not act like a spoiled brat. But the punishment did not fit the crime. The letter he wrote Nicole seems especially cold: "I have not emotionally or legally adopted you as a grandchild, nor have the rest of my family adopted you as a niece or a cousin," the magazine quotes the letter as saying. "He signed the letter 'Warren'."
  • Obama to media: pony up for election night access

    10/21/2008 1:12:41 PM PDT · by VideoPaul · 68 replies · 3,266+ views
    Crain's ^ | October 21, 2008 | Gren Hinz
    (Crain’s) — The best-funded political campaign in American history says news organizations will have to pay—in some cases almost $2,000 each—if they want to cover Barack Obama’s election-night celebration in Chicago. A memo sent to news organizations on Tuesday by the Obama campaign says credentials will cost $715 to $1,815, depending on whether electrical and phone lines are needed and whether an indoor or outdoor seat is requested for the event, which is expected to be held outside the evening of Nov. 4 in Grant Park.
  • Gilmore targets Warner as 'elite limousine liberal'

    07/06/2008 9:59:11 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 108+ views
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | June 2008 | Bob Lewis
    Mr. Gilmore called Mr. Warner an "elite limousine liberal," a "knave" on foreign policy, and a "piranha" hungry for tax money. Mr. Gilmore repeatedly hit Mr. Warner, his successor as governor, for breaking a 2001 campaign promise by raising taxes $1.4 billion.
  • Stephen King fires back after blogger attacks remarks

    05/07/2008 4:31:52 AM PDT · by metesky · 80 replies · 343+ views
    Bangor Daily Snooze ^ | Wednesday, May 07, 2008 | NA
    <p>BANGOR, Maine â€” Stephen King has fired back at conservative critics who attacked him over a remark he made a month ago at a writers symposium for high school students.</p> <p>A blogger jumped on King’s statement at the Library of Congress about the importance of reading in which he suggested poor readers have limited prospects, including service in the Army.</p>
  • Family of American who fought for Taliban asks government to commute sentence

    12/18/2007 2:20:04 PM PST · by SmithL · 79 replies · 187+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/18/7 | Kim Vo
    Hoping a new attorney general will be more sympathetic to their cause, John Walker Lindh's parents again asked the White House to commute the sentence of the Marin County man who fought in Afghanistan for the Taliban. The family filed a petition today asking that Lindh's 20-year sentence be commuted. Lindh pleaded guilty in 2002 to providing services to the Taliban and carrying explosives during a felony. His attorneys first applied for a commutation in 2004, and have regularly beseeched the government since then to shorten Lindh's sentence. "We hope that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will find...
  • What ever happened to "FREE TIBET!"? The Politics of the Dalia Lama

    10/27/2007 3:41:04 PM PDT · by rface · 22 replies · 205+ views
    various | Oct 27, 2007 | various
    . "...as a person, I love him,'' the Dalai Lama said about President GW Bush. ``We immediately became friends. He's a very nice person.''
  • IMPEACH....(Roseanne Barr Screed--Barf Alert!)

    06/29/2007 5:26:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 619+ views
    Roseanne World Blog ^ | June 28, 2007 | Roseanne Barr
    IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, THEY ARE TRAITORS TO AMERICA, AND SO ARE ALL OF THEIR SUPPORTERS. IMPEACH! ANYONE IN CONGRESS WHO REFUSES TO SAVE OUR UNION FROM THESE TRAITORS BY DOING NOTHING NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. SAVE OUR TROOPS!!! SAVE OUR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND JOBS. FEED OUR HUNGRY AND POOR! SAVE THE DROWNING PEOPLE IN NEW ORLEANS! ANYONE WHO MENTIONS PARIS HILTON ONE MORE TIME MUST DIE!
  • The Edwards' YouTube Interview (Right vs. Privilege)

    06/10/2007 3:08:46 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 6 replies · 743+ views
    real clear politics ^ | 6/8/07 | BLAKE DVORAK
    This is about a week old now, but if you haven't seen it, watch until the very end when Edwards answers the question "right or privilege?" Here's the full transcript of the "Right or Privilege" portion: Question: A college education? Edwards: Right. Q: Health care? E: Right. Q: A livable wage? E: Right. Q: Owning a handgun? E: Privilege. Q: American citizenship for someone not born here but has worked here for one year? E: Working for one year? That's a hard one, because I think people have to earn citizenship. I think I would have a period be longer...
  • Climate change blunders mirror Iraq war: Gore (Won't rule out 2008 run)

    06/05/2007 9:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 754+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 2, 2007
    LONDON (AFP) - Al Gore said the war in Iraq mirrors the lack of action on climate change in that the best evidence has been ignored, in an interview published Saturday. The United States was sucked in by "crass manipulation" over the moves towards the invasion of Iraq, the former US vice president turned environmental campaigner told British newspaper The Guardian. And Gore, who is repeatedly asked if he will run for office again, said he did not have the skills it takes to get elected as US president -- though he admitted there was no job in the world...
  • Al Gore documentary inconveniences high schools

    05/22/2007 6:38:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 37 replies · 1,483+ views
    The Prowler | March 2007 | Cait Gossert
    This generation is one that thrives on media publicity, and right now global warming is in the spotlight. From melting icecaps to rising temperatures and sea levels, global warming seems to be the hot topic. With the help of Al Gore's Academy Award-winning film, "An Inconvenient Truth," the issue of global warming has been projected from television screens worldwide, including those at Central York High School. Both Gregory Wimmer and Eric Webb, teachers of global studies and environmental sciences at Central, have used Gore's film as a teaching tool. "In a social studies classroom, "An Inconvenient Truth" allows for an...
  • Pride of the Caymans - John Edwards's part-time job

    05/20/2007 12:40:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 1,074+ views
    Let us say right up front that it's terrific that John Edwards lives in a country where he can lose an election and still land a $480,000 part-time job as a consultant to an investment firm that keeps its hedge funds in the Cayman Islands as a tax shelter for its clients. This truly is the land of opportunity. We're also encouraged to hear that, according to the former Senator's spokesman, "John Edwards is running for President to give every American the opportunities that he's had." While there may not be enough half-a-million-dollar-a-year part-time consulting gigs to go around just...
  • Elizabeth Edwards: scared of "rabid, rabid Republican" neighbor

    04/08/2007 3:25:28 PM PDT · by HoldFast · 165 replies · 7,853+ views
    MyrtleBeachOnline ^ | 04/08/07 | MIKE BAKER
    MIKE BAKER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. - Elizabeth Edwards says she is scared of the "rabid, rabid Republican" who owns property across the street from her Orange County home - and she doesn't want her kids going near the gun-toting neighbor. Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, particularly recalls the time neighbor Monty Johnson brought out a gun while chasing workers investigating a right of way off his property. The Edwards family has yet to meet Johnson in person. "I wouldn't be nice to him anyway," Edwards said in an interview. "I don't want my kids anywhere...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal [Renegs on FOX Interview]

    02/06/2002 4:12:56 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 28 replies · 214+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 6, 2002 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    NewsMax.com &nbsp; Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal On her Web site Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims, &quot;As your Representative in Congress, I feel that it is my duty to ensure that the government tirelessly works on your behalf.&quot; But in reality she seems to think taxpayers must work tirelessly on her behalf so can be chauffeured one block to work. United Press International noted today that &quot;the fiery liberal&quot; Texas Democrat is under fire in the latest issue of the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard. &quot;According to writer Sam Dealey, Jackson Lee has a staff member ...
  • IL: Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting

    08/15/2006 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Peach · 62 replies · 1,350+ views
    News Channel 6 ^ | August 14, 2006 | Staff Report
    Illinois Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling. It was among many points made to the standing room only audience at the Metropolis Community Center. Obama spoke on everything from DC politics to global warming. He says part of the blame for the world's higher temperatures rests on gas guzzling vehicles. Obama says consumers can make the difference by switching to higher mileage hybrids. Today the Senator said, "It would save more energy, do more for the environment and create better world security than all the drilling we could do in Alaska." After...
  • Lamont's Secret Weapon [Exploiting campaign-finance loopholes.]

    08/15/2006 4:55:08 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 13 replies · 624+ views
    WSJ ^ | August 15, 2006 | WSJ
    Credit for Ned Lamont's primary victory over Joe Lieberman has fairly gone to the "netroots" and above all to passions aroused by the Iraq War. But his really secret weapon is one that his fellow liberals prefer not to mention out loud: Mr. Lamont could finance his own campaign. Thanks to campaign funding limits, most political neophytes have a better chance of affording a home in Mr. Lamont's swanky town of Greenwich, Conn., than they do of raising enough money to be competitive against an incumbent of the same party. Despite his unpopularity in some Democratic circles, Mr. Lieberman was...
  • Lamont Inches Ahead Of Lieberman In Dem Primary,

    07/20/2006 7:00:30 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 23 replies · 1,303+ views
    Quinnipiac University ^ | July 20, 2006 | Quinnipiac University
    Anti-war Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont has surged to a razor-thin 51 - 47 percent lead over incumbent Sen. Joseph Lieberman among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 55 - 40 percent lead for Sen. Lieberman among likely Democratic primary voters in a June 8 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In possible general election matchups: Lieberman defeats Republican challenger Alan Schlesinger 68 - 15 percent; Lamont beats Schlesinger 45 - 22 percent, with 24 percent undecided; Running as an independent, Lieberman gets 51 percent, to 27 percent...
  • New Poll Shows Lieberman Losing Ground

    08/03/2006 11:49:59 AM PDT · by mathprof · 56 replies · 1,589+ views
    ap/nyt ^ | 8/3/06
    Millionaire businessman Ned Lamont opened a double-digit lead over veteran Sen. Joe Lieberman less than a week before Connecticut's Democratic primary, raising the possibility that the three-term senator may have to run as an independent in November, a new poll released Thursday shows. Lamont, a political novice, had support from 54 percent of likely Democratic voters in the Quinnipiac University poll, while Lieberman had support from 41 percent of voters. The sampling error margin was plus or minus 3 percentage points. A similar survey July 20 showed Lamont with a slight advantage for the first time in the campaign. ''Senator...
  • Michael Moore Says He's Getting a Lot of Republican Hugs(Yeah right)

    07/31/2006 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies · 1,413+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 31, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Michael Moore - gadfly filmmaker, liberal activist and political lightning rod - says he finds himself being hugged by a lot of Republicans these days. On the streets of Traverse City, where Moore is working on last-minute preparations for a bigger-and-better sequel to the film festival he launched last year in his home state, the Oscar-winning director says he is approached all the time by conservatives ready to make peace. "If you were to hang out with me here it won't be five or 10 minutes before you see a Republican hug me. That is almost as entertaining as some...
  • "Michael Moore claims: Republicans hug me now" - yea, right!

    08/01/2006 11:00:55 AM PDT · by jon747 · 31 replies · 1,110+ views
    Michael Moore says he is even more popular these days and Repbulicans come up to hug him. Even if you could fit your arms around him, would you want to hug this guy?
  • Senator Scrooge?

    07/29/2006 3:11:10 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 1,011+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 29, 2006 | Editorial
    When the news media write about Ned Lamont, they almost universally call him a "Greenwich businessman." Were he a Republican, they would brand him a "Republican multimillionaire," which is journalistic code for "conservative, hard-hearted, money-grubbing skinflint." Mr. Lamont is worth about $200 million, less the $3 million he put into his campaign to take the Democratic Senate nomination from incumbent Joseph I. Lieberman. Mr. Lamont's tax return reveals he made $2.8 million in 2005, including $546,044 in salary and more than $1.7 million in capital gains. But the most telling detail -- one not widely reported -- about the man...
  • Kennedy’s opposition to wind farm is suspicious ( NIMBY Alert )

    04/30/2006 8:35:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies · 2,405+ views
    Metro West Daily News ^ | April 30, 2006 | John P. Gregg
    Fans of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy have long argued that he has fought the good fight ... But today, he is defending the indefensible: special interest legislation, tucked into a Coast Guard authorization bill, that would give Gov. Mitt Romney the power to veto the proposed Cape Wind energy project, even though it would be in federal waters. The project... more than five miles offshore of Cape Cod. The equivalent of burning 113 million barrels of oil per year. Proponents of Cape Wind say it is an important source of alternative, renewable energy, and it has the backing of such...
  • Oprah Winfrey: Wealth Is 'A Good Thing'

    04/11/2006 7:46:00 PM PDT · by Lurking in Kansas · 120 replies · 2,541+ views
    ...Winfrey, 52, who is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, said she doesn't feel guilty about her wealth. "I was coming back from Africa on one of my trips," she said. "I had taken one of my wealthy friends with me. She said, 'Don't you just feel guilty? Don't you just feel terrible?' I said, 'No, I don't. I do not know how me being destitute is going to help them.' Then I said when we got home, 'I'm going home to sleep on my Pratesi sheets right now and I'll feel good about it.' "
  • Congress near blocking Mass. offshore wind farm ( Ted Kennedy NIMBY alert )

    04/07/2006 6:23:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1,335+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 7, 2006 | Chris Baltimore
    Opponents of a plan to build the first offshore U.S. wind farm in Nantucket Sound off Massachusetts were a step closer on Friday to blocking the $900 million project. Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed late on Thursday to give Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the power to block a plan by Cape Wind Associates LLC to put 130 giant wind turbines near the resort islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Backers say the project could generate enough electricity for most of Cape Cod and nearby islands. Opponents include wealthy residents with yachts and shorefront property near...
  • WINDMILLS AND LIMOUSINE LIBERALS [Teddy Spanked]

    03/09/2006 3:06:18 PM PST · by ncountylee · 11 replies · 1,064+ views
    Atlantic Highlands Herald ^ | 9 March 2006 | Woody Zimmerman
    There is a rich irony in watching Senator Ted Kennedy join forces with Representative Dan Young of Alaska to stop a windmill power-generating project in Nantucket Sound. Rep. Young –conservative Republican and chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – often opposes environmental proposals. His ranking from the League of Conservation Voters is zero. Mr. Kennedy’s ranking is 95 percent. The Cape Wind project they are fighting would place 130 windmills near the center of Nantucket Sound, perhaps seven or eight miles due south of Hyannis Port, Cape Cod, where the Kennedys’ famous seaside property it situated. Messrs. Kennedy...
  • VANITY FREEP This Poll "No" (NJ asked if they're willing to acquiesce to Corzine taxehikes)

    02/16/2006 10:11:35 PM PST · by chet_in_ny · 3 replies · 136+ views
    WCBS 880 AM NYC ^ | 2/16/06 | WCBS 880 AM
    Would you be willing to pump your own gas so that the anticipated savings on the price per gallon of gasoline could offset a hike in NJ's gasoline tax? Yes 70% No 30%
  • Durbin: Pro-Life Stance Would 'Disqualify' Roberts

    07/24/2005 10:06:46 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 78 replies · 2,205+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/24/05 | Limbacher
    The Senate's number two Democrat said Sunday that if Judge John Roberts doesn't recognize that the Constitution's right to privacy covers the Roe vs Wade abortion decision, it would "disqualify" him from serving on the Supreme Court. Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" if President Bush had "the same right" to appoint pro-life justices that President Clinton had to appoint pro-choice justices, Durbin at first insisted, "I'm not looking for a litmus test." "As important as reproductive rights and women's rights are, I just basically want to know that if the next case involving privacy and personal freedom came up,...
  • huffingtonpost.com [Where the nutty elite blog... Delivering lies and commentary since May 9, 2005]

    05/09/2005 8:38:35 AM PDT · by BigWaveBetty · 18 replies · 873+ views
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 5-02005 | Huffinton
    Can't sleep? Need a good laugh? Want to perfect your schadenfraude?HuffingtonPost is the place.I spotted a couple of conservatives, one being David Frum. He's got lots of work ahead.
  • Caption HILLARY!

    04/01/2005 6:10:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies · 2,120+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/01/05
    In this photo provided by General Motors, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about hydrogen fuel cell technology at an event marking General Motors' delivery of the U.S. Army's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered pickup at the General Motors research facility outside of Rochester, NY, Friday, April 1, 2005. Clinton was instrumental in securing funds in the 2005 Department of Defense appropriations on behalf of GM's experimental truck whose fuel cell modules are produced at the facility. The U.S. Army will perform rigorous testing in different climates and locations around the U.S. to assess performance and give the military first-hand experience...
  • Gates Sr. Joins Push for Death Tax

    03/30/2005 11:04:15 AM PST · by paltz · 47 replies · 965+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | March 30, 2005 1:31 p.m. EST | newsmax.com
    Taxing the estates of wealthy Washingtonians to provide essential services to the state "is a very sensible, very socially responsible thing to do," William H. Gates Sr. said yesterday. Gates, the father of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was joined by Democratic lawmakers and others who support restoring Washington's estate tax, which was overturned last month by the state Supreme Court. "This is not a tax on wealthy people. It's a tax on the grateful heirs of wealthy people," he said. "It's a tax on what's left after having lived ... a...
  • RFK Jr. to speak at UC Berkeley (... free lecture on the environment, health and democracy)

    02/22/2005 6:11:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 474+ views
    Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. presents a lecture titled "Environment, Health and Democracy" at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Wheeler Hall Auditorium at University of California, Berkeley. The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. The free tickets can be obtained in advance at Zellerbach Hall and, pending availability, will also be available at the door. Kennedy, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the author of several books, is delivering the seventh annual Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy.
  • GE workers work for wind: Lynn plant will benefit from project off Cape Cod (Unions vs. Dems!)

    02/19/2005 11:39:33 AM PST · by DTogo · 22 replies · 428+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2-19-2005 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Blue-collar General Electric workers in Lynn have launched a campaign to support a planned Nantucket Sound wind farm project vehemently opposed by many of the rich and famous residents of Cape Cod and the islands. Leaders of the IUE-CWA Local 201, which represents 2,500 workers at GE's Riverworks plant, are passing out petitions and meeting with lawmakers in an effort to promote wind energy and possibly create hundreds of manufacturing jobs in Lynn. GE, via its wind-energy unit, is in line to land the more-than-$200 million contract to build the 130 giant wind turbines for the proposed project, spearheaded by...
  • ich bin ein jelly donut

    11/08/2004 7:35:47 PM PST · by Crush T Velour · 14 replies · 1,669+ views
    SondraK.com ^ | 11/04/04 | SondraK
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  • John Kerry can tell if you make more than $200k a year, just by LOOKING at you!

    10/09/2004 6:57:32 AM PDT · by JohnRand · 249 replies · 4,316+ views
    Kerry: "...And looking around here, at this group here, I suspect there are only three people here who are going to be affected: the president, me, and, Charlie, I'm sorry, you too." Kerry speaking in last evening's debate about his plan to raise taxes on people making 200k+ annually. So now John Kerry is prejudging people by just looking at them to determine their income?!? He decided that the only people in the room that qualified as his new tax-hike victims were himself, Bush and Charlie Gibson! Wow, a big criticism many liberals have of Bush is his supposed "arrogance",...
  • Goodbye "Regular Joe" Democrat

    09/21/2004 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Valin · 25 replies · 2,253+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | October-November 2004 | Karl Zinsmeister
    Democrats: the party of the little guy. Republicans: the party of the wealthy. Those images of America's two major political wings have been frozen for generations. The stereotypes were always a little off, incomplete, exaggerated. (Can you say Adlai Stevenson?) But like most stereotypes, they reflected rough truths. No more. Starting in the 1960s and '70s, whole blocs of "little guys"--ethnics, rural residents, evangelicals, cops, construction workers, homemakers, military veterans--began moving into the Republican column. And big chunks of America's rich elite--financiers, academics, heiresses, media barons, software millionaires, entertainers--drifted into the Democratic Party. The extent to which the parties have...
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg ['s company] made [dodgy] donations to [the UK's lefty] Labour [Party]

    06/07/2004 5:00:17 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 2 replies · 157+ views
    london telegraph | 6/7/4
    Bloomberg, the American financial media company owned by the billionaire mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has made a series of donations to British political parties despite a law banning contributions from foreign corporations.The media giant has bypassed the rules by setting up shell companies registered in the UK and using them to make donations.Since 2001 Bloomberg has made three cash donations to Labour worth a total of £51,113, according to records at the Electoral Commission, the political watchdog.The records also reveal that Bloomberg provided two other donations to Labour classed as "sponsorship" worth a total of £11,548 in the...
  • Statement by Jerry Hood, Former Special Assistant to the Teamsters General President on Energy

    05/17/2004 2:59:23 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 179+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 16, 2004
    Washington, DC -- Former Special Assistant to the Teamsters General President on Energy, Jerry Hood, issued the following statement today regarding John Kerry's scheduled remarks to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Unity Conference: "Whenever John Kerry has been faced with a choice between voting to create jobs for working families or abiding by the wishes of extreme and intolerant environmentalists, he has sided against America's workers. "Senator Kerry blocked the Alaskan drilling that would have created tens of thousands of new union jobs and has attacked the President for opposing the Kyoto treaty that would have crippled American manufacturing while...
  • Is Kerry the Most Prolific Congenital Liar Politics has seen?

    03/17/2004 10:05:43 AM PST · by Rook · 3 replies · 998+ views
    03/17/04 | rook
    He said the other day that he voted for the 87 billion for Iraq before he voted against it. Wha' Happened?
  • SPRING BREAK: KERRY RETREATS TO HIS SUN VALLEY MANSION FOR 5-DAY LUXURY UNWIND

    03/17/2004 8:07:11 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 162 replies · 369+ views
    Drudge ^ | 3/17/04
    SPRING BREAK: KERRY RETREATS TO HIS SUN VALLEY MANSION FOR 5-DAY LUXURY UNWIND Dem candidate-in-waiting John Kerry is set for a 5-day luxury break at his Sun Valley, Idaho compound after a week riddled with gaffes, missteps and slippage in the polls. Gorgeous, 19.5 rooms at 7,749 square-feet, with a market value of $4.9 million [property taxes of more than $30,000 annually], Kerry's Idaho vacation getaway will be the setting of a Spring Break regroup and unwind, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. Private. Kerry is looking forward to enjoying the property, including the grounds, which have been freshly landscaped with...