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  • Canada's Liberals Blame America

    01/04/2006 5:24:45 PM PST · by quidnunc · 87 replies · 2,902+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2006 | Paul Jackson
    A too-close-to-call federal election campaign in Canada has spurred the nation’s beleaguered Liberal leader to try and cling to power by attacking the nation’s oldest ally and largest trading partner. That Canada sells 83% of its world exports to the United States and some 50% of all Canadian jobs depend either directly or indirectly on those exports seems irrelevant right now. It’s a bizarre world Up North these days. Prime Minister Paul Martin is in the fight of his political life against Conservative leader Stephen Harper and that’s obviously why he’s been trying to whip up anti-American fervor in the...
  • Stanley Tookie Williams’ Public Viewing

    12/18/2005 10:24:13 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 88 replies · 4,612+ views
    Save Tookie ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, December 18, 2005 PRESS CONTACT: Jasmyne Cannick (Local Media) (323) 839-0216 jasmynecannick@hotmail.com LaNiece Jones (Int’l and Nat’l Media) (510) 568-5899 lajpr@aol.com Viewing to Take Place on Monday, Memorial Service Slated for Tuesday LOS ANGELES - There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for peacemaker Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel...
  • Barbra Streisand, Climatologist

    09/26/2005 9:12:28 AM PDT · by freeperbaby · 12 replies · 635+ views
    Manufacturers Blog ^ | 9/26/05 | Pat Cleary
    Into the storm -- no pun intended -- that is Katrina and Rita's wake, comes no less an expert than Barbra Streisand. In an interview with ABC's Dianne Sawyer to promote her upcoming CD with Barry Gibb, she veered off course and declared a "global warming emergency". Maybe the waves are getting too close to her seaside estate, not sure. "For the United States not to be part of the Kyoto treaty is unforgivable" said the singer, ignoring for the moment that this was a pretty lopsided (i.e., 95-0) vote in the US Senate, including many recipients of her largess...
  • Greenpeace takes role in wind debate (Enviro-whackos vs. Limousine Liberals)

    09/23/2005 8:13:15 AM PDT · by DTogo · 11 replies · 795+ views
    Cape Cod Times (on-line) ^ | Sept. 23, 2005 | Kevin Dennehy
    Even for Greenpeace, a group known for turning high-seas drama into political statement, the foray into the Nantucket Sound wind farm debate has played like perfect theater. Take, for instance, the picture-postcard morning of Aug. 17, when a pair of Greenpeace motorboats surrounded a schooner crammed with wind farm opponents, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. It was a made-for-TV face-off that, indeed, was reported on the national news that night. But for Greenpeace, a $360 million organization that spends about $3.3 million each year on U.S. campaigns, ongoing efforts for the Cape Wind project transcend interrupting a Kennedy sail. Today,...
  • Hunting for Homosexuals (Bill Moyers selective memory)

    07/22/2005 6:29:06 AM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 64 replies · 2,023+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-21-05 | The political grapevine
    An extraordinary story has emerged involving former Lyndon Johnson aide and now PBS commentator Bill Moyers. The story was told in The Wall Street Journal by retired federal appeals judge Laurence Silberman, who reports that when he was acting attorney general under President Ford a memo written by Moyers to the FBI came to light in the press. The memo, which dated from the 1964 campaign between President Johnson and Barry Goldwater, directed FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover to investigate the Goldwater campaign for evidence of homosexual activity. It came after Johnson aide Walter Jenkins had been arrested in a...
  • Cleric who defended suicide bombers allowed into Britain

    07/16/2005 2:02:21 PM PDT · by LM_Guy · 17 replies · 1,086+ views
    London Times ^ | July 16, 2005 | Sean O’Neill and Richard Ford
    A MUSLIM cleric who has defended suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq is to be allowed into Britain next month for an international conference. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, 79, who has a visa to come to Britian but is banned from entering the United States, has been asked to attend the conference in Manchester. The invitation will be seen as the first test of the Government’s promise after the London bombings to clamp down on hardline Islamic preachers and other extremist clerics. Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, is expected to let Dr Qaradawi enter Britain despite having the power to ban him...
  • Queen Guitarist Brian May Asks For Reasoning Why Terrorists Hate West

    07/12/2005 9:13:05 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 76 replies · 2,995+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 7-12-05 | Douglas Maher
    Queen Guitarist Brian May Asks For Reasoning Why Terrorists Hate West Douglas Maher All Headline News Staff Reporter July 12,2005 12:04 PM EST London,UK (AHN)-Brian May,the guitarist for the legendary rock group Queen has made a comment regarding the recent terrorist attacks in London. "I sense there is a mood of quiet resolve among the people I speak to. We are feeling that we must not go any further down the road of escalation...this is old stuff, but I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed...to seek understanding rather than revenge." May told Launch Radio...
  • Ted Kennedy's Last Stand: He'll Lead Senate Battle Over Court Pick

    07/04/2005 8:02:39 PM PDT · by blueberry12 · 126 replies · 2,604+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | July 5, 2005 | Dave Eberhart
    Sen. Edward Kennedy will be the Democrat's point man in their all out attack on President Bush's nominee to the high court. Though Kennedy no longer holds the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a role he played from 1979 to 1981, he is the most senior ranking Democrat on the august committee. He is also the most virulent among his Democratic colleagues in his opposition to the Bush administration. The stage has once again been set for him to become the salient force in the looming battle over who will replace a retiring Justice - Sandra Day O'Connor. Kennedy,...
  • McNamara hits at 'very dangerous' US policy on Iran and N Korea (Barf Alert)

    06/28/2005 5:10:29 PM PDT · by CDB · 57 replies · 979+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | Guy Dinmore and Demetri Sevastopulo
    Robert McNamara says he did not realise during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 just how close the US and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. Forty-three years later, the controversial former US defence secretary is more concerned than ever about the dangers of nuclear weapons. Sitting in his Washington office, the subject of The Fog of War - the Oscar-winning documentary about his views on the Vietnam war - cautions, in a rare interview, that he does not want to talk about Iraq. The 89-year-old Mr McNamara - who served under Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson...
  • Immigrants `key source' of Mass. labor

    06/19/2005 6:54:02 AM PDT · by Panerai · 21 replies · 440+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, June 19, 2005 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The share of immigrants - legal and illegal - of the Bay State work force has nearly doubled in the past quarter-century, skyrocketing to 17 percent from 9 percent, a new report says. Indeed, the state's total labor force would have shrunk during that period if not for that astonishing influx of immigrants, the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth and Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies found. ``Immigrants have become our key source of labor,'' said MassINC research director Dana Ansel, one of the study's authors. ``To the extent that our economy builds and grows, looking for skilled...
  • Confessions of a Listener

    05/07/2005 4:17:59 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies · 509+ views
    The Nation ^ | May 23, 2005 | Garrison Keillor
    I am old enough to be nostalgic about radio, having grown up when it was a stately medium and we listened to Journeys in Musicland with Professor E.B. "Pop" Gordon teaching us the musical scale, and the guest on The Poetry Corner was Anna Hempstead Branch, who read her sonnet cycle, "Ere the Golden Bowl Is Broken," and the gospel station brought us Gleanings From the Word, with the whispery Reverend Riley trudging patiently through the second chapter of Leviticus, and at night there were Fibber and Molly and Amos and Andy and the Sunset Valley Barn Dance with Pop...
  • Microsoft's Gates issues warning cry

    04/28/2005 8:49:58 AM PDT · by indthkr · 279 replies · 4,316+ views
    CNN ^ | April 27, 2005 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should remove visa limits to allow more skilled foreign citizens to work at U.S. companies if it wants to remain a leader in technology, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday. Microsoft (Research) is having a hard time finding skilled workers within the United States, and the lack of H-1B visas for skilled workers is only making the situation worse, Gates said in a panel discussion at the Library of Congress. "The whole idea of the H-1B visa thing is, don't let too many smart people come into the country. The whole thing doesn't make...
  • 'Positive' Dean calls GOP 'brain dead' - (Dr. Demento sounding off again!)

    04/23/2005 8:59:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 43 replies · 1,434+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | APRIL 23, 2005 | DONALD LAMBRO
    Howard Dean, who promised to change the way Democrats speak about the issues, has accused Republicans of being "evil," "corrupt" and "brain dead," attacks that are reminiscent of the angry language he used against the Republican Party in the 2004 campaign. The fiery former presidential candidate and Vermont governor was elected to run the Democratic National Committee after promising to reach out to voters, especially in Republican states, with a new and more positive outreach message aimed at expanding his party's shrinking base. But a review of his speeches on the stump in the past month or more shows that...
  • Community Willing To Pay Sex Offender To Go Away

    04/22/2005 8:46:01 AM PDT · by flutters · 37 replies · 978+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | April 21, 2005
    Ohio Town Trying To Raise $20,000 LOVELAND, Ohio -- Sheriff Department Web sites let Ohioans pinpoint exact locations where sexual offenders are living in relation to their homes. One Ohio community is taking a unique approach to making their neighborhood safer, NBC 4 reported. Residents in Loveland said they wanted safer streets and were willing to take matters into their own hands to get a sexual offender out of their neighborhood. They were willing to pay to make him go away. Residents in the upscale Cincinnati suburb are pooling their money to pay a sex offender nearly $20,000 to move...
  • Door slams on foreign landscape workers

    04/21/2005 3:04:26 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 147 replies · 1,977+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 4-21-2005 | ART GOLAB
    Door slams on foreign landscape workers April 21, 2005 BY ART GOLAB Staff Reporter Hundreds of Mexican workers who used to come legally to the Chicago area every spring to do landscaping work have been denied seasonal work visas, leaving landscapers scrambling to find employees to mow and maintain lawns. One Lake Bluff company applied for more than 150 visas and got none. Those slots make up half the company's seasonal work force, many of them regulars who have come up in the spring for several years. "They are family members and friends of our current workers who count on...
  • Less preaching, more listening (Liberal voices want new Pope to toss tradition, embrace new agenda)

    04/04/2005 7:15:06 AM PDT · by dead · 68 replies · 1,066+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | April 5, 2005 | By Linda Morris
    The death of John Paul II has triggered calls for his successor to allow greater local church autonomy and adopt more flexible attitudes on issues of contraception, women in the church and married priests. As 117 cardinals gathered in Rome for the ancient ritual of choosing a successor, the less conservative elements of the Australian Catholic Church were hoping the next pope would usher in a more inclusive era. The papal election presented an opportunity to rethink the ban on married priests, said Pat Power, the Catholic Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn. It was not just a matter of the...
  • Maradona 'In Love' with Venezuela's Chavez **BARF ALERT**

    03/31/2005 6:42:00 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 1,336+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 31, 2005 | Staff
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said on Thursday he was "in love" with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whom he admires for his left-wing political policies. "I like women, but I've fallen in love with Chavez," Argentina's former World Cup winning captain told reporters after having lunch with the Venezuelan leader at the presidential palace. The two embraced afterward. The 44-year-old soccer celebrity, considered one of the greatest players of all time, is also an ardent admirer of Fidel Castro, the Communist President of Cuba where Maradona has lived since 2000 while fighting cocaine addiction.
  • Domestic Hypocrisy: Martha Stewart's "Apprentice" Lie

    03/23/2005 8:44:31 AM PST · by Cool Chick · 14 replies · 886+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | March 16, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Domestic Hypocrisy: Martha Stewart’s “Apprentice” Lie March 16, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Amidst the Second Coming of Martha Stewart, the Domestic Diva told another big lie. But not a single member of the pandering media has taken note. Remember the empathetic Martha’s exhortations from prison about poor treatment of convicts when they’re released from prison? Stewart decried the lack of employment for convicts. No-one will hire them, she complained. No-one, including Martha. Even before she was released from Camp Cupcake in Alderson, West Virginia, Stewart’s production partner, reality TV king Mark Burnett, was holding auditions for Martha’s version of “The...
  • Celebs draw line in sand over public beach access in Malibu

    03/21/2005 10:53:59 AM PST · by tomball · 78 replies · 3,734+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | March 18, 2005 | ANGIE WAGNER
    MALIBU, Calif. - Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, where the Santa Monica Mountains tower over the ocean, some of Hollywood's biggest stars have settled into a slice of heaven. Steven Spielberg. Danny DeVito. Goldie Hawn. Over the years, they have joined the lucky few who call Broad Beach home. Their front yards open onto a mile-long, sandy stretch of California coastline. They spent millions to get here, and they'd like to be left alone. Alan Latteri didn't spend a dime, and nobody's heard of him. But he figures he has as much right to the sand, surf and...
  • Family of protester killed by bulldozer suing Caterpillar

    03/15/2005 4:10:04 PM PST · by NavyCanDo · 163 replies · 3,893+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 03-15-05 | ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE
    SEATTLE -- The parents of a 23-year-old activist killed while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home is suing Caterpillar Inc., the company that made the bulldozer that ran over her. The federal lawsuit, which lawyers said would be filed here Tuesday, alleges that Caterpillar violated international and state law by providing specially designed bulldozers to Israeli Defense Forces that it knew would be used to demolish homes and endanger people. Rachel Corrie, a student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, was standing in front of a home in a refugee camp in Rafah, near the Egyptian...
  • Danny Glover, Alice Walker Back Castro on Human Rights

    03/15/2005 4:52:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 92 replies · 2,003+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/15/05 | AP
    HAVANA -- About 200 intellectuals, activists and artists from Latin America and elsewhere issued a letter Monday urging the top United Nations human rights watchdog to side with Cuba in an expected battle over the communist country's rights record. A U.S.-backed resolution to condemn the island's record is usually presented at every spring meeting in Geneva of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, which this year was to open Monday and run through April 22. No resolution targeting the island has emerged this year, but Cuba expects such a proposal will be presented and considered in mid-April. Last year's resolution passed...
  • Don't Condemn Cuba, Artists Say (GAG!)

    03/14/2005 2:25:42 PM PST · by srm913 · 14 replies · 498+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 14, 2005
    About 200 intellectuals, activists and artists from Latin America and the United States issued a letter Monday urging the top United Nations human rights watchdog to choose Cuba's side in an expected battle over the communist country's rights record. A U.S.-backed resolution to condemn the island's record is usually presented at every spring meeting in Geneva of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, which this year was to open Monday and run through April 22. No resolution targeting the island has emerged this year. But Cuba expects such a proposal will be presented and considered in mid-April. "We urge the governments...
  • 'These are Canada's children' (Judge Orders Girls Shipped Off To Gay Mom In UK!)

    03/14/2005 11:34:07 AM PST · by GMMAC · 32 replies · 1,233+ views
    The London Free Press (Canada) ^ | March 14, 2005 | PATRICK MALONEY
    'These are Canada's children' The international tug-of war over the three England girls stretches into today after a handover to their mother is again put off. LONDON FREE PRESS March 14, 2005 - Front Page PATRICK MALONEY, Free Press Reporter CHATHAM -- The trans-Atlantic tug-of-war over three Chatham girls has stretched improbably into today, offering their father a new chance to quash their court-ordered return to Britain. Leah, 10, Hannah, 7, and Nicola England, 5, are Canadian-born and have lived here all their lives, except during 2003-04 when their now-estranged parents were working in the United Kingdom. The girls say...
  • Brian G. Nichols: Camera rolled during attack

    03/14/2005 8:48:17 AM PST · by YoungBlackRepublican · 264 replies · 11,201+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/14/05 | YoungBlackRepublican
    A video camera, which is supposed to be monitored by two guards in a command post, shows the two arriving in the holding area between two courtrooms, according to a law enforcement official who viewed the tape. The video shows Hall guiding Nichols, whose hands are still handcuffed behind his back, face-first into one of two open cells. Hall releases one cuff and turns Nichols around to unhook the remaining cuff, which is dangling from his wrist. She uncuffs him so he can change from a jail jumpsuit into street clothes. The muscular, 33-year-old Nichols then lunges at Hall, knocking...
  • 200 teachers sign ad asking that Churchill inquiry be dropped

    02/28/2005 5:31:26 AM PST · by Glacier Honey · 125 replies · 2,423+ views
    9 News | 2/27/2005 | 9 News
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -A full-page ad taken out by 200 University of Colorado faculty members calls for the school to drop inquiry into the writings of professor Ward Churchill. Gov. Bill Owens and others have called for the firing of Churchill, a tenured professor, because of his comparison of Sept. 11 victims to Nazis. The faculty members paid for the ad to run Monday in The Boulder Daily Camera. It says the review of the professor, expected to complete by the middle of March, should be stopped immediately. The ad says the inquiry is the result of political pressure and...
  • Six Figures? Not Enough!

    02/27/2005 4:31:19 AM PST · by MississippiMasterpiece · 40 replies · 8,364+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2005 | Alex Williams
    Maureen Spillane, an executive at a shoe and handbag maker in New York, always thought a $100,000 salary equaled serious success. Like many professional people, however, when she finally broke the barrier, she was a bit deflated to learn that it was hardly salvation. It still took her several years of "hoarding away" and avoiding standard Manhattan indulgences - fancy food, fancy clothing - in order to afford a down payment on a one-bedroom fixer-upper on the Upper West Side. "It's not the big shiny number that you think about when you first get out of college," said Ms. Spillane,...
  • Bill Moyers Apologizes to James Watt for Apocryphal Quote

    02/09/2005 12:18:00 PM PST · by pissant · 32 replies · 2,520+ views
    E&P ^ | 2/9/05 | jou strupp
    NEW YORK Bill Moyers has apologized to former U.S. Interior Secretary James Watt for referencing a quote, which has been wrongly attributed to Watt for years, during a speech Moyers gave last December upon receiving an award from Harvard Medical School. The text of the speech has since appeared in several newspapers and on numerous Web sites. "I said I had made a mistake in quoting him without checking with him," Moyers told E&P today. "I should have done my homework." Moyers, a well-known journalist and recently departed host of NOW on PBS, said he phoned Watt yesterday and faxed...
  • Whitman book hits Bush, Rove

    01/04/2005 9:35:27 PM PST · by kattracks · 44 replies · 1,384+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/05/05 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The Republican Party is being "dictated to by a coalition of ideological extremists," a former Bush administration Cabinet official says in a new book that blames President Bush and his top political strategist for failing to bring more "blue states" into the Republican column in November.     Christie Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey who resigned her post as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in May 2003, says Mr. Bush and adviser Karl Rove were wrong in their strategy of boosting turnout among the party's voting base of political "extremists" on the right, including evangelical Christians. In...
  • Glamorous turn their minds to poverty (World Economic Forum)

    01/22/2005 8:16:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,330+ views
    The Age ^ | 1/23/05 | Annabel Crabb
    Glamorous turn their minds to poverty By Annabel Crabb London January 23, 2005 Angelina Jolie is on the list. So are America's best-known Bills: Clinton and Gates. Bono wouldn't miss it; neither would Richard Gere. Or Sharon Stone. Yes folks: it's the World Economic Forum, assembling this week in the postcard-perfect alpine resort town of Davos, Switzerland, to bend the greatest minds of our generation to solving global problems. The World Economic Forum, or Davos as it is casually termed, was established in 1971 by the dashing Swiss academic Klaus Schwab to bring together the energies of business and politics...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson celebrates birthday in Beverly Hills

    10/17/2004 5:27:35 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 25 replies · 856+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | October 16, 2004 | AP
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) The Rev. Jesse Jackson celebrated his election-themed 63rd birthday party at a swank hotel, surrounded by California Democratic leaders and celebrity activists. ``It is, at once, my 63rd birthday and it is also mobilizing friends for a 19-day countdown to the Nov. 2 election,'' he said at a news conference before Thursday's party at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Jackson, who is president of the Chicago-based Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, urged people to get out and work ``to stop the schemes of voter suppression,'' referring to allegations by federal civil rights monitors that the ballots of black Florida voters...
  • Rather: Another sign of a wider crack-up

    09/26/2004 9:46:02 AM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 23 replies · 1,699+ views
    September 26, 2004 | Thomas Bray, The Detroit News
    Exposing the liberal media bias. Excerpts not allowed but follow link below for article.
  • Detox Flap: Scott Stapp Sued By Creed Crony

    09/14/2004 3:20:29 PM PDT · by Stoat · 40 replies · 592+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | September 14, 2004 | Smoking Gun Correspondent
    Fight over $60k "medical treatments" with tainted L.A. detox doc SEPTEMBER 14--A business associate of rock star Scott Stapp, the Creed frontman, claims that the singer failed to reimburse him $60,000 paid to a controversial Beverly Hills doctor known for his unorthodox drug detox treatments. In a lawsuit filed this month in Florida's Orange County Circuit Court, Jeffrey Cameron contends that he paid Dr. David Kipper "for certain medical treatments received" by Stapp during a three-month period in mid-2002. Cameron, who works for Stapp's management company, does not further describe those treatments in his complaint and he declined to provide...
  • Welsh to ban strippers in limousines

    08/17/2004 10:11:22 AM PDT · by NCjim · 74 replies · 1,831+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2004
    Strippers and pole dancers should be banned from performing in stretch limousines, according to a British report. Councillors from the mountainous Welsh county of Gwynedd said many limousine hire companies were providing the erotic dancers as entertainment for clients, but in-car striptease was an "inappropriate" activity. "Lately, stretch limousines have been used more and more," said the report, released on Tuesday. "Some operators are providing entertainment to clients within the vehicle which may involve inappropriate activities such as lap dancing, giving rise to concerns about indecency." The new proposals recommend a blanket ban on striptease, lap dancing, pole dancing and...
  • You can comment here on Springsteen etc. performing against GWBush.

    08/04/2004 5:35:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies · 1,187+ views
    You can post right on the website of this anti Bush tour. http://actforvictory.org/act.php/blog/archive/act_hear/#comments
  • Boston's Veterans: 'Limousine Liberals' Betrayed Us

    07/26/2004 12:35:49 PM PDT · by tomball · 3 replies · 874+ views
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 07/26/2004 | Bill McClellan
    Among Boston's Southies, feelings of betrayal run deep BOSTON - The Gate of Heaven church has been a landmark in the working-class Irish neighborhood of South Boston since 1863, and you can't blame a St. Louisan, accustomed to the intermingling of faith and politics, for wondering what kind of message would be coming from the pulpit on the morning before the Democratic convention was to begin. . . . . . . . From the Civil War days on, this was traditionally a Democratic stronghold - Roman Catholic, working class and pro-union. The meteor that changed the world struck...
  • HILLARY MINK MYSTERY SOLVED: PETA not happy with HIllary

    01/18/2004 10:14:32 PM PST · by Pikamax · 97 replies · 521+ views
    Pagesix ^ | 01/19/04 | Pagesix
    <p>THE anti-fur folk at PETA may have a new target: Sen. Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>On Dec. 24, the Times' Boldfaced Names column reported that Manhattan furrier Peter Duffy "told us he had just finished a mink coat for Hillary Rodham Clinton."</p>
  • From Me to Michael Moore: "Dude, Here's Your Country"

    01/03/2004 3:40:55 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 14 replies · 229+ views
    03 January 2003 | MegaSilver
  • The Other Other Half (Rich, liberal Dems)

    09/27/2003 5:52:44 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 20 replies · 362+ views
    Political Hay New Hampshire -- In 1890, journalist Jacob Riis published a detailed and devastating portrayal of poverty, How the Other Half Lives. On a blindingly bright summer day, along a meticulously manicured lawn, I found today's other half in a most unlikely place: Durham, New Hampshire. And more than a couple of them are running for president. There, and in dozens of "house parties" in the Granite State, they crowd in the huddled but fashionable masses and tell dire tales of woe while people munch on foie gras and quaff champagne. The poverty of today is a well-hidden scourge....
  • Lattes, Limousines and Lefties: How Conservatives Pigeonholed Those Poor Liberals

    03/02/2003 7:34:51 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 54 replies · 314+ views
    NY Times (Week in Review) ^ | 3-2-03 | Geoffrey Nunberg
    The announcement that two Chicago venture capitalists will finance a liberal talk radio network met with the skepticism that might greet the formation of a pro badminton circuit. Conservatives said that liberal dogma couldn't withstand the rough and tumble of talk radio (which is "ultimately about ideas," as Thomas Sowell put it), the implication being that the left has no thinkers with the gravitas of a Limbaugh or a Liddy. Others said that liberals just can't be funny (the left has no wits like Limbaugh and Liddy, either), while the blogger Antic Muse said there are funny liberals, but they're...
  • The new limousine liberals

    02/28/2003 7:41:59 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 5 replies · 200+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Feb.28, 2003 | Rich Lowryr
    The "limousine liberal" is back. The phrase once conjured Manhattanites who championed the poor while getting chauffeured to dinner parties. Now the locus of limousine liberalism has shifted West, and the vehicle of choice has changed. Its new practitioners don't dare get caught in a limousine and, instead, ostentatiously drive the latest hybrid cars. But the dynamic is the same: Just as the old limo liberals in the 1970s made everyone else suffer for their principles -- they lived in neighborhoods too nice to be affected by a soft-on-crime justice system, for instance -- the new ones want to make...
  • Paula Cole's "My Hero, Mr. President"

    02/24/2003 5:28:24 PM PST · by Houmatt · 83 replies · 586+ views
    This song can be heard by hitting the above link, then scrolling down to 1/30/03. For those who don't want to go there, or cannot hear the tune for whatever reason, or those who have heard the song but are not sure what she is saying, here are the lyrics: Well hello there, blue blood boy Your bed is lined with dollars I bet you're cumming oil I love the way you take control and push the world around United Nations- Ha,ha No one can keep you down Daddy's little helper, silver foot in your mouth Peacemen of the world...
  • Freepers in the Air: Niccolo on History Channel "Limos" program (Dec/4 9pm EST)

    12/04/2002 10:34:52 AM PST · by nicollo · 51 replies · 846+ views
    self ^ | 12-4-02 | Nicollo
    Freepers in the Air (running through your cable, more precisely) Tonight, Dec. 4, the HISTORY CHANNEL will air a program that is in part derived from Nicollo's book:Stretching It: The Story of the Limousine(Society of Automotive Engineers, 2002; http://www.sae.org). Called "Limos," it shows tonight, Wednesday, Dec 4: 9:00 pm E.S.T. 8:00 pm Central 7:00 pm Mountain 9:00 pm Pacific It will repeat at midnight EST and Sunday afternoon. Local TV guides list it as "Limos" or "Automobiles."Here for History Channel schedules The documentary is part of the "BOYS TOYS" week of the Modern Marvels series. Featured are stories and photographs...
  • DEMISE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    11/09/2002 9:45:21 AM PST · by forest · 22 replies · 279+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #295 ^ | 11-10-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Okay, celebration's over. Now it's time to get serious. Republicans did good. That's true. But they had help from some very unexpected quarters. Any victory message from the Republican National Committee should certainly attribute at least part of the GOP's success to the Clintons. After all, Hillary's wicked divisiveness raised many eyebrows these past few weeks. Still, she's just a bit player in this. One very interesting part of the story is quite subtle to most of us: Democrats actually allowed the disgraced Bill Clinton to go out and campaign for candidates. But, the soccer moms who once supported Clinton...
  • Hamptons Court (Taki on the Hamptons)

    06/11/2002 10:22:33 AM PDT · by Clemenza · 22 replies · 372+ views
    The Spectator ^ | 6/8/02 | Taki
    New York My last week in the Bagel and the only subject of conversation is the documentary about the Hamptons that was shown on prime-time TV. Now I assume that everyone, even a low-lifer like Jack Straw, knows where the Hamptons are and what they represent, a sort of caviar dreams-sur-mer, a place that poor old Jay Gatsby would surely have picked had he been born towards the end of the century. I used to have a large house in Southampton, but in a moment of folly I sold it and bought a big plot of land in Connecticut where...
  • Town Board appears set to grant bids for 2 pools in wetlands zone [Kennedy anti-environment story]

    04/20/2002 5:58:51 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 3 replies · 174+ views
    The Shelter Island Reporter ^ | 4-18-02 | Peter Boody
    For months, uncertainty about how to interpret the town's own regulations for development near wetlands has complicated and delayed the processing of four applications filed under the town's wetlands code for construction permits. Now it appears that the Town Board is getting ready to act on two of the cases, agreeing to allow swimming pools within 100 feet of wetlands -- a zone designated as a "regulated area" in the town's wetlands code. The board appears to agree that a line 75 feet from wetlands is the boundary beyond which no major structures should be allowed.Over the past half year...