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  • Heads Up! All Scheduled Kerry Functions for 11/1/06 cancelled

    10/31/2006 7:14:16 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 820 replies · 33,721+ views
    Just announced on the FNC.
  • Ted Kennedy on Abortion: 34 Years ago today

    08/03/2005 10:43:51 AM PDT · by pblax8 · 38 replies · 3,744+ views
    Catholic League For Religous and Civil Rights ^ | August 3, 2005 | William Donohue
    Long-time Catholic League member Tom Dennelly wrote to Senator Edward Kennedy in 1971 expressing his views on abortion (this was a year-and-a-half before Roe v. Wade). In a letter dated August 3, 1971, Senator Kennedy replied; excerpts appear below. To read the full text, click here: “While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages,...
  • Store Fires Employee Who Refused Service To Marine

    01/11/2005 9:18:38 PM PST · by Roberts · 51 replies · 2,054+ views ^ | January 11, 2005
    E-Mail Campaign Leads To Employee's Dismissal POSTED: 12:44 pm CST January 11, 2005 UPDATED: 1:16 pm CST January 11, 2005 FORT WORTH, Texas -- The owner of a local convenience store tells NBC 5 he has fired an employee who mistreated a customer who is also a U.S. Marine. The firing comes in response to protests at the store as well as an e-mail campaign circulating throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. The e-mail, written by Heather Dowell, tells of her brother's treatment while visiting the store. Article: Read Heather's E-Mail According to Dowell's e-mail, her brother, Jason Young, attempted to make a...
  • Fighting the SecDef instead of fighting the war

    01/10/2005 11:23:47 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 222+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | Douglas Hanson
    The campaign to oust Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld continues unabated at The Weekly Standard, with the latest salvo being fired by Frederick Kagan in his article Fighting the Wrong War. Mr. Kagan attempts to make a reasoned, thoughtful counter to Rummy’s defenders, but instead discusses key issues in generalities rather than specifics, and fails to place events of the 90s and today within an accurate historical context. Kagan charges Rummy’s defenders with evasion, and an over-reliance on “deflecting all criticism from him [Rumsfeld] onto the Clinton administration.” In a sense, he is right that what has occurred in the past...
  • Michael Moore finally issues comments on Bush victory!

    11/05/2004 12:08:20 AM PST · by NY Patriot · 18 replies · 1,333+ views
    Well the fat SOB has finally come out from under his pile of candy bar & cheese burger wrappers to comment on GWB's victory...
  • A letter from Michael Moore...

    11/05/2004 11:25:23 AM PST · by kiki04 · 79 replies · 3,666+ views
    Michael Moore ^ | 11/5/04 | Michael Moore
    11/5/04 Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, 'always look on the bright side of life!' There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving...
  • Email Mikey Moore!

    11/05/2004 5:57:20 AM PST · by republicanbob1 · 18 replies · 1,245+ views
    Im sure many have already done this but everyone should email Mikey moore and let him know that his movie did no good in taking down bush! Sorry but it was kind of a release just to tell him how I felt. HA EMAIL MIKEY MOORE!
  • 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Michael Moore

    11/05/2004 4:22:50 AM PST · by KidGlock · 41 replies · 9,660+ views
    Friday, November 5th, 2004 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Michael Moore Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, “always look on the bright side of life!” There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the...
  • Reply to Mikey More

    11/05/2004 1:43:55 PM PST · by dubie · 24 replies · 2,105+ views
    11/5/2004 | unknown
  • The latest Michael Moore E-mail ( Barf Alert)

    11/05/2004 4:05:32 AM PST · by Renegade · 79 replies · 4,474+ views
    Email | 11/4/04 | Michael Moore
    11/5/04 Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, 'always look on the bright side of life!' There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving...
  • 17 reasons not to slit your wrists- Micheal Moore

    11/04/2004 11:14:37 PM PST · by politicalmerc · 41 replies · 2,153+ views
    Email | 11/05/04 | Micheal Moore
    I received this email because I am subscribed to the email blast. It's always good to keep an eye on the enemy. Read and enjoy him trying to put a good spin on the drubbing they received.
  • ESPYs' tribute to Tillman will be time to tune out ( Ted Rall's Soul-Mate )

    07/18/2004 10:45:55 AM PDT · by the_gospel_of_thomas · 22 replies · 783+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 13, 2004 | CAROL SLEZAK
    Afew things I need to get off my mind: Tom Cruise will present a tribute to Pat Tillman during the ESPY Awards. You remember Tillman, who quit the NFL to join the Army Rangers and was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year. You remember Cruise, who in lieu of a box-office hit will happily reach millions of homes via ESPN. Words I expect Cruise to use during the Tillman tribute: hero, courage, warrior. Sentiments I don't expect Cruise to express during the Tillman tribute: unjust war, his poor widow, what was he thinking? Remind me not to watch. ***
  • Let's Go To The Olympics. (Such the Barf Alert!!)

    05/24/2004 2:07:42 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 24 replies · 892+ views
    ESPN ^ | 24 May 2004 | By Hunter S. Thompson
    The long-dreaded 2004 Olympics in Greece will be the ultimate crossroads for sports and politics in this new and vicious century. The recent photos of cruelty at the Abu Grahaib all-american prison in Baghdad have taken care of that. Yes, sir. We have taken the bull by the horns on this one, sports fans. These horrifying digital snapshots of the American dream in action on foreign soil are worse than anything even I could have expected. I have been in this business a long time and I have seen many staggering things, but this one is over the line. Now...
  • Hanging out the Troops (Hackworth Fails to Mention 17 Senators)

    05/10/2004 12:55:20 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 169 replies · 609+ views
    David Hackworth ^ | May 10, 2004 | David HAckworth
    As an American citizen, I’m ashamed of the atrocities committed by Americans in Iraq. As a former professional soldier, I’m appalled not only by what has happened in the prisons there, but also by our military leadership. From the very top of the Pentagon down to the 320th Military Police Battalion, the brass have spent months covering up obscene behavior while placing the sole blame on Joe and Jill Grunt. The damage to our country and our just war on terrorism is already devastating. And these war crimes not only diminish the sacrifices of our gallant soldiers in Iraq and...
  • Rumsfeld Criticized by Influential Military Paper

    05/10/2004 10:55:06 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 45 replies · 231+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10 May 2004 | Charles Aldinger
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The independent Army Times newspaper, read widely in the U.S. military, on Monday suggested Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top Pentagon civilian and military leaders should be removed over the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal. "This was not just a failure of leadership at the local command level. This was a failure that ran straight to the top. Accountability here is essential -- even if that means relieving top leaders from duty in a time of war," the private weekly newspaper said in an editorial. Army Times is one of four such publications owned by the Gannett...
  • Soldier's Family Set in Motion Chain of Events on Disclosure [Hackworth involved in CBS photos]

    05/07/2004 11:02:41 PM PDT · by saquin · 902 replies · 1,439+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/8/04 | James Dao and Eric Lichtblau
    CUMBERLAND, Md., May 7 — Ivan Frederick was distraught. His son, an Army reservist turned prison guard in Iraq, was under investigation earlier this year for mistreating prisoners, and photographs of the abuse were beginning to circulate among soldiers and military investigators. So the father went to his brother-in-law, William Lawson, who was afraid that reservists like his nephew would end up taking the fall for what he considered command lapses, Mr. Lawson recounted in an interview on Friday. He knew whom to turn to: David Hackworth, a retired colonel and a muckraker who was always willing to take on...
  • Rangers Lead The Way in Exposing Author As a Fraud (Another Lying Liberal -- BUSTED! Heh-Heh-Heh!)

    05/02/2004 3:28:07 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 162 replies · 863+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/2/04 | Richard Leiby
    In the Style section last summer we profiled a Los Angeles writer named Micah Ian Wright, who'd just published a shrill antiwar poster book called "You Back the Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want!" In his book, he described himself as a veteran of combat, a former Army Ranger whose experiences during the 1989 invasion of Panama turned him into a peacenik. In interviews with The Post and other media, he played up that background. Wright, it turns out, is a liar. He never served in the military --
  • Sinclair Stations Won't Run "Nightline" Tribute (Ha Ha! BITE It, Koppel -- !)

    04/29/2004 8:49:02 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 85 replies · 395+ views
    PoynterOnline ^ | 4/29/04 | Staff is reporting [no free link] that Sinclair Broadcast Group has ordered its ABC-affiliated stations not to carry tomorrow's "Nightline," which will air the names and photos of soldiers who have been killed in combat in Iraq. Sinclair General Counsel Barry Faber tells the site: "We find it to be contrary to the public interest." The boycott will affect eight ABC-affiliated Sinclair stations.
  • Who spit on who? (ZOT!!! Who meowed at whom?)

    04/22/2004 9:36:41 AM PDT · by Whappen · 114 replies · 448+ views
    MetroBlab ^ | 4/22/04 | Jesse Fox Mayshark
    OK, so we all know the stereotype, right? The veterans came home from Vietnam and were greeted -- at the airport, at the mall, who knows where -- by throngs of dirty hippies, all of them just waiting for the veterans to get close enough for them to SPIT on. You know this one, yeah? Everybody knows it. Heard it somewhere, from someone. Maybe even from someone who says it happened to them. And maybe it did happen to someone, somewhere. It's possible. People do all sorts of things at demonstrations. But the thing is, there are no contemporary accounts...
  • Discussion Thread: Kerry's Appearance on GMA Regarding Medals

    04/26/2004 5:09:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 429 replies · 888+ views
    Good Morning America - ABC News
    Let's see if I can kick this off. During the promo at the beginning of the show, where he was standing by live in West Virginia, and throughout the interview itself, Kerry tried hard to keep this huge "what me worry?" smile plastered on his face. He coupled it with numerous condescending head shakes that seemed to imply "these poor benighted fools who so miserably misunderstand the greatness that is John Kerry."
  • Letter of Loathing To Tim Robbins (When Left Fights Far Left)

    04/01/2004 10:43:03 AM PST · by OESY · 51 replies · 423+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | April 1, 2004 | John Heilpern
    Dear Mr. Robbins, I’ve never written to a movie star before—least of all to one who cares as much as you. That I have contempt in my heart for you disturbs me more than you will at first appreciate. Make no mistake about my feelings. Your feeble political satire about the war in Iraq, Embedded, which you’ve also directed at the Public, has been dressed up as a revolutionary statement. Enough is enough. I usually strain to be polite, but there will be no apologies from me this time. I’m no political animal, but I know smugness when I see...
  • War record doesn't sway most voters (BARF ALERT)

    02/09/2004 10:40:33 AM PST · by GailA · 6 replies · 200+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 2//9/04 | Michael Lollar
    War record doesn't sway most voters By Michael Lollar Contact February 9, 2004 But how many times was he shot? A presidential candidate can have a degree from Yale, be a Rhodes scholar, have a daddy who was president or a wife who's a ketchup heiress, but can he take cover - or return fire - when under the gun on his military record? And do voters really care? "If you're shot four times I believe you're blessed by the grace of God, and you must have survived for a reason," says LeMoyne-Owen College international business major Christopher Walton. But...
  • Doonesbury does John Kerry... 1971

    02/04/2004 9:31:32 PM PST · by CapandBall · 39 replies · 2,387+ views ^ | Oct 21-23 1971 | GBT
    October 21, 1971 October 22, 1971 October 23, 1971
  • Kerry 'Doesn't Know' About Bush's National Guard Service

    02/04/2004 12:15:31 PM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 662+ views ^ | 2/04/04 | Susan Jones
    ( - Sen. John F. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, Tuesday "defended" President Bush's choice to serve in the National Guard -- but then, in the same breath, Kerry appeared to equate National Guard service with draft-dodging. In an interview on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes show Tuesday night, Sean Hannity asked Kerry if Democrats such as Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe are being fair in criticizing President Bush's National Guard service. Bush learned to fly fighter jets while serving in the National Guard, but he was never called for active duty. McAuliffe infuriated Republicans Sunday when he accused...
  • Kerry Angry at Bush for Making Vietnam an Issue

    02/04/2004 8:51:04 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 54 replies · 1,311+ views ^ | Feb. 4, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. John Kerry and his media boosters are hoping bogus allegations that President Bush went AWOL from the National Guard will catapult him into the White House - but during the 1992 presidential campaign, Kerry angrily denounced Bush's father for raising Bill Clinton's Vietnam draft record. In fact, back then, Kerry called those who wanted to make Vietnam service an issue "cowardly." "I'm here personally to express my anger, as a veteran," Kerry told National Public Radio two months before the 1992 election, "that a president who would stand before this nation in his inaugural address and promise to put...
  • Kerry calls on Bush to settle questions on military record (Barf Alert!)

    02/03/2004 8:00:14 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 48 replies · 220+ views
    <p>TUCSON -- Democratic presidential front-runner John F. Kerry, who has turned his decorated Vietnam War service into a theme of his campaign, said yesterday that President Bush and the US military should settle questions -- raised recently by Kerry allies -- about whether Bush completed his military service requirement in the Texas Air National Guard in the 1970s.</p>
  • Misquoted Iraq rape tales arouse Turks' fury

    01/04/2004 11:46:31 AM PST · by Destro · 6 replies · 293+ views ^ | January 5, 2004 | Charles Radin
    Misquoted Iraq rape tales arouse Turks' fury By Charles Radin in Istanbul January 5, 2004 The allegations can be heard almost everywhere in Turkey, from farmers' wives in kebab shops, in influential journals and from erudite political leaders: US troops have raped thousands of Iraqi women and young girls since ousting Saddam Hussein. Articles in Turkey's Islamic press reporting the allegations have fanned opposition here to the US invasion of Iraq to white-hot anger - and even, apparently, to murder. Nurullah Kuncak says his father, Ilyas Kuncak, was boiling with rage about the rumoured rapes just before he killed himself...
  • A new push to meet UN's antipoverty goals

    01/03/2004 4:26:32 AM PST · by johnny7 · 11 replies · 306+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 1/3/2004 | Gunnar Stalsett
    <p>WITH THE HUGE amounts of money appropriated by Congress and additional billions pledged by international donors to address the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is now evident that if an issue has priority, money can be located. Without question, Iraq and Afghanistan must be rebuilt, but other pressing human needs cannot be forgotten. As World Bank President James Wolfensohn recently emphasized, the world devoted about $800 billion to military expenditures in 2002, compared with $56 billion in development assistance. To put it another way, UNICEF's annual budget is being spent on military purposes every 15 hours, even as 1.3 billion people, half of them children, live on less than $1 per day, in almost unimaginable conditions of deprivation.</p>
  • French reporter on mission with Iraqi insurgents

    12/12/2003 4:45:53 PM PST · by Sixgun Symphony · 19 replies · 273+ views
    NBC television news | 12 Dec 03 | Sixgun Symphony
    Did anyone else see that report? A French reporter who I believe worked for MSNBC was filming Iraqi insurgents as they were going on a mission to fire rockets and a light morter on American troops. These terrorists were disguised as civilians and covered their faces with the Kayffia(sp?)when on film. They were filmed with night vision as they fired from a morter and then got back in their car and sped off. Then they mixed in with traffic and drove past American troops on the highway. These reporters tried to justify it by saying they are nuetral as journalists....
  • At Florida event, Democrats cry foul

    12/08/2003 9:12:08 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 290+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/7/03 | Sarah Schweitzer
    <p>Fla. -- Democratic presidential candidates flocked to a Walt Disney World resort here yesterday, seeking to tap into the pain of the 2000 election and denounce the administration it installed, enthralling state party convention delegates who seemed happiest when jeering the GOP and President Bush.</p>
  • Drunken (British) Soldiers Fined for Causing Panic on Plane (Not guilty of rioting in London)

    12/06/2003 7:14:26 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 17 replies · 192+ views
    Drunken Soldiers Fined for Causing Panic on Plane By John-Paul Ford Rojas, PA News Five soldiers who caused panic on a packed passenger aircraft with their drunken and rowdy behaviour were each fined sums ranging from £1,200 to £1,500 today. They were in a group of 18 soldiers heading back to Newcastle Airport from Belfast in November last year. Their antics included shouting, abusive language and touching the bottom of a young air hostess, Newcastle Crown Court heard. The pilot of the British European flight had to radio for police to meet the men when it landed and some...
  • Harley Sorensen: Talking Turkey About The Bush Bros.

    12/01/2003 7:58:32 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 271+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, December 1, 2003 | Harley Sorensen
    <p>Eat your heart out, Ronald Reagan! George W. Bush has made you look like a rank amateur. His Thanksgiving Day publicity stunt in Baghdad was the stuff of true genius.</p> <p>Take a back seat, Mr. Great Communicator. "Win one for the Gipper" just doesn't cut it any more. This is the new millennium. Bush rules!</p>
  • Controversy dogs 'Soldiers' director (Buffalo Soldiers)

    07/30/2003 11:31:11 AM PDT · by weegee · 20 replies · 452+ views
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, July 29, 2003 Posted: 4:28 PM EDT (2028 GMT) | By Meriah Doty
    <p>ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Gregor Jordan set out to make a film that teasingly mocked the military.</p> <p>Little did he know he would come under a firestorm from media pundits, the military and those who uphold the memory of America's first all-black cavalry unit, which was nicknamed the Buffalo Soldiers -- also the title of his new movie.</p>
  • What was the Drudge/Canada/Homosexuality/White House story on MSNBC tonight?

    07/18/2003 5:57:01 PM PDT · by SlickWillard · 21 replies · 263+ views
    Keith Olbermann & staff ^ | 2003-07-18 | Keith Olbermann & staff
    I couldn't get away to listen, but Keith Olbermann was going on and on about some story involving Canada, Drudge, homosexuality, and the Bush White House. Did anyone catch the details?

    07/13/2003 2:52:14 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 71 replies · 697+ views
    "Here in the UK no one gets upset, but over there, where the President is fighting these military campaigns in the name of democracy, the first casualty seems to be freedom of speech, the cornerstone of any democracy." - BUFFALO SOLDIERS Director Gregor Jordan The WALT DISNEY CO. is set for maximum controversy when it releases a "warts-and-all" portrait of U.S. Army life with the fuss-film BUFFALO SOLDIERS. As American men and women put their lives on the line in Iraq and other locations throughout the world, DISNEY and its subsidiary MIRAMAX have set a July 25 opening for the...
  • Streisand Alert: "Let's Unite!"

    06/20/2003 11:14:25 PM PDT · by lainie · 53 replies · 692+ views
    bs ^ | June 18, 2003 | bs
    I have reflected a great deal over the years about the need for dialogue and unity among various minority and progressive communities. The presidential primary process is underway, and this is the time when the candidates within the Democratic party work to differentiate themselves from one other. It is important, however, to keep in mind that the end goal for all of us is to elect a Democratic president who will work to provide a decent education for the most underprivileged children, pass tax cuts for the lower and middle classes rather than the wealthy, protect the environment and a...