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  • Federal Judge To Wisconsin: You Know 'Traditional' Marriage Was Polygamy, Right?

    06/07/2014 11:07:44 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 60 replies
    Huffington post ^ | 6/6/14 | Ryan J. Reilly
    WASHINGTON -- The federal judge who struck down Wisconsin's gay marriage ban thinks state officials have a thing or two to learn about the history of marriage as a social institution. In defending their same-sex marriage ban, state officials claimed that "virtually all cultures through time" have recognized marriage "as the union of an opposite-sex couple." But as U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote in her 88-page ruling on Friday, that's simply not true. "As an initial matter, defendants and amici have overstated their argument. Throughout history, the most 'traditional' form of marriage has not been between one man and...
  • Phoenix woman banned from cartwheeling at meetings

    06/07/2014 9:29:15 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/06/2014 | AP
    Sixty-five-year-old Dianne Barker told KSAZ-TV this week ( ) that she's been banned from doing cartwheels at meetings held by the Maricopa Association of Governments. An attorney for the association that oversees regional transportation projects said in a letter to Barker last month that she must "immediately cease performing cartwheels." Agency spokeswoman Kelly Taft tells The Associated Press that Barker's cartwheels are disruptive and a public safety liability.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow believes water has feelings: 'Negativity changes the structure of water'

    06/04/2014 3:38:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/4/2014 | MARGARET EBY
    Gwyneth Paltrow is causing controversy again with a statement on her lifestyle website Goop about her belief that water might have feelings. The 41-year-old actress, who recently split from her husband Chris Martin, endorsed the work of Japanese doctor Masuru Emoto, who has published several books on the theory that human consciousness can change the structure of water. "I have long had Dr. Emoto's coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water," Paltrow wrote on her blog. "How the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it."
  • Elizabeth Warren Details Middle-Class Struggles, Political Fights in New Book

    04/21/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 21, 2014 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has served in the U.S. Senate for less than two years, but her message of economic populism and boosting the middle class has catapulted her to stardom with Democrats nationwide. In her new book, "A Fighting Chance," Warren reflects on growing up in a middle-class family in Oklahoma and shares how that upbringing shaped her mission to help struggling middle-class families. “I wrote this book out of gratitude. I am the daughter of someone who ended up as a maintenance man, a woman who worked a minimum-wage job at Sears. And I ended up in the...
  • The Kennedy Assassination (November 22, 1963) 50 Years Later

    11/22/2013 3:56:56 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 74 replies
    November 22, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The true story of JFK's murder has never been officially admitted, although the conclusion that JFK was murdered by a plot involving the Secret Service, the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been well established by years of research, such as that provided by James W. Douglass in his book, JFK And The Unspeakable, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Ignore Douglass's interest in the Trappist monk Thomas Merton and Merton's prediction and focus on the heavily documented research that Douglass provides....
  • Playboy: Sen.[Bernie] Sanders: Global warming ‘far more serious problem than Al Qaeda’

    10/18/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2013 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says global warming poses "a far more serious problem than al Qaeda" and accuses energy companies of being willing to "destroy the planet" for profits. In an interview with Playboy magazine, Sanders targets coal and oil companies who he says have outsized influence over lawmakers on Capitol Hill. “Big business is willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits,” Sanders said. “And because of their power over the political process, you hear a deafening silence in the U.S. Congress and in other bodies around the world about the severity of the problem. Global warming is a...
  • Ann Coulter pushes liberal lie to attack Sarah Palin while discussing Margaret Thatcher’s death

    04/08/2013 3:45:08 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 74 replies
    Rightscoop ^ | Monday April 8, 2013
    Ann Coulter needs to stop reading the liberal media because she’s becoming more like them every day (h/t: Daily Caller): On the day that Margaret Thatcher passes, Coulter goes after Sarah Palin by saying that Thatcher wanted to teach Palin ‘how to speak proper English’ but Palin refused to meet with her. Then in 2010, she says, when Palin was promoting ‘some reality show or something’ and went to England and wanted to visit Thatcher, that Thatcher snubbed her and refused to meet with Palin. I don’t know about Thatcher wanting to ‘teach’ Palin ‘how to speak proper English’, but...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry Snaps: "I Am Sick Of The Idea That Being Wealthy Is Risky"

    09/03/2012 5:45:54 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 54 replies
    Politico and MSNBC ^ | 2 Seo 12 | Melissa Harris-Perry
    VIDEO HERE “What is riskier than living poor in America? Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it won’t. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No. There is a huge safety net that whenever you fail will catch you and catch you and catch you. Being...
  • Keith Olbermann Complained To Current TV That Car Service Drivers ‘Smelled, Talked To Him’

    03/31/2012 1:06:52 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 61 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3/31/12 | Tommy Christopher
    On the heels of Countdown host Keith Olbermann‘s firing from Current TV, the network and sources close to it have been quick to buttress their case for the dismissal with details of the temperamental star’s antics. One such source tells Mediaite, among other things, that Olbermann went through 8 different car services (he doesn’t drive), and complained to the network that some of the drivers “smelled,” and “talked to him,” the latter detail echoing a leak that once dogged then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. Earlier, Howard Kurtz tweeted that he was “Hearing allegation that Olbermann switched car co’s and vendors...
  • Elizabeth Warren backpedals on claim of inspiring Occupiers

    10/28/2011 7:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/28/2011 | Bob Salsberg
    NEWTON, Mass. — Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that the Wall Street protests were “independent” and “organic,” conceding that she misspoke during an earlier interview in which she seemed to be taking credit for the movement. “What I meant to say was, I’ve been protesting Wall Street for a long time now,” the Democrat said following a campaign appearance in the Boston suburb of Newton. “The Occupy Wall Street movement is organic, it is independent, and that’s how it should be,” said Ms. Warren, a Harvard Law School professor and longtime consumer advocate. In the earlier interview posted...
  • Rep. Lewis: African-Americans frustrated with unemployment rate, not Obama (playing golf)

    08/18/2011 10:03:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/11 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Lewis: African-Americans frustrated with unemployment rate, not ObamaBy Daniel Strauss - 08/18/11 01:37 PM ET Lewis's comments come after Rep. Maxine Waters said the black community is supportive of Obama but also "getting tired." African-Americans aren't frustrated with President Obama, they are frustrated with the high unemployment rate, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said. "I don't think the people that I've been talking to today, and there's several thousand individuals here," Lewis said from a job fair in Atlanta. "They're not frustrated with President Obama, they're frustrated with unemployment. They want all of us to work together, to create jobs...
  • Kucinich: GOP push against healthcare law could revive single-payer push

    01/01/2011 3:44:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/01/11 | Bridget Johnson
    Kucinich: GOP push against healthcare law could revive single-payer pushBy Bridget Johnson - 01/01/11 10:38 AM ET Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) argued that Republican efforts to repeal the healthcare law could actually open the door for a single-payer system favored by liberals. Appearing on Fox News on Friday, Kucinich fired back against charges that caps on how insurance companies spend their premium dollars would put jobs at risk on the brokerage side of the industry. "The bottom line is: they're going to make whatever pleas they can to try to cut the limitations that are coming in place in this...

    06/21/2010 11:29:27 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    I'm not Jewish but I have a great respect for the Jews as a nation and Israel as a state. What say Jewish Freepers to this guy? Would you say his points represent what most American Jews most notably the 80% of Jews who voted for NObama have been brainwashed to believe?
  • Orly Taitz Losing

    06/08/2010 8:49:23 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 32 replies · 99+ views
    Damon Dunn 245,363 74.4% Orly Taitz 84,512 25.6% 8.7% ( 1,995 of 22,894 ) precincts partially or fully reporting as of June 8, 2010, at 8:44 p.m.
  • Obama birth lawyer finds few donors

    06/07/2010 12:07:10 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 6 replies · 34+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 06/04/2010 | Martin Wisckol
    Laguna Niguel lawyer Orly Taitz, who’s best known for alleging that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, is finding tepid donor support in her bid for California’s top elections job, secretary of state. Campaign disclosures filed with incumbent Secretary of State Debra Bowen show that Taitz has raised $6,000 and loaned her campaign an additional $39,600. Her opponent in the Republican primary, Irvine businessman Damon Dunn, has raised $276,000 and loaned his campaign $60,000 more.
  • Cynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza (Barf Alert)

    05/31/2010 10:00:15 AM PDT · by bkopto · 81 replies · 1,529+ views
    Gaza Freedom March ^ | May 31, 2010 | Cynthia McKinney
    I am outraged at Israel's latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel's needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists. But I'm even more outraged that once again, Israel's actions have been aided and abetted by a U.S. political class that has become corrupted beyond belief due to its reliance on Zionist campaign finance and penetration by Zionist zealots for whom no U.S. weapons system is too much for the Israeli war machine, and the silence of the world's onlookers whose hearts have grown cold with indifference. I recently...
  • Lefty infiltrator shows his true colors at Denver Tea Party 4-15-2010

    04/16/2010 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 48 replies · 1,586+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/16/2010 | Dinah Lord
    **NSFW** *Vile language warning*: The lefty longhair drops f-bombs and g-d's everyone in sight. He had no press pass, his two person crew were carrying their microphone equip in a plastic shopping bag but HE claimed to be from the Wall St. Journal and was attempting to interview attendees about racism. Who knows who he really was. When he started going off, I whipped out my new Ipod nano and started rolling. I salute the brave tea partier who confronted this twit and unmasked him for the fraud he was.

    04/15/2010 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 750+ views ^ | 04/15/2010 | Gary P.
    Unless you live under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard about all of the plans of the Marxist-democrats to infiltrate the Tea Party movement and cause problems. You see, the Obama regime, with great assistance from their media partners, have been working 24/7 to convince people that the Tea Party Patriots are racists. (and stupid) Of course, like everything else Obama attempts, this too has been an Epic Failure. Knowing this, supporters of the Obama regime are now looking at the age old Nazi style tactics of manufacturing evidence when none exists. Marxist-democrats are very good at this. As an...
  • Canadian dollar rallies to parity with U.S. dollar

    04/06/2010 9:51:32 AM PDT · by mlocher · 31 replies · 788+ views
    Reuters via ^ | April 6, 2010 | Claire Sibonney and Jennifer Kwan
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's dollar strengthened to one-for-one footing with the U.S. currency on Tuesday for the first time since July 2008, powered by rising commodity prices and an economic rebound investors expect will soon trigger rate hikes. The Canadian dollar climbed as high as C$0.9988 to the U.S. dollar, or US$1.0012, hopping the key psychological level after a string of firmer U.S. economic data helped fuel investor demand for commodity-linked currencies. The currency has risen more than 5 percent against the U.S. dollar so far this year after gaining almost 16 percent in 2009. The currency's rise has been...
  • Pelosi and the Tea Party 'Share Views'

    02/28/2010 6:20:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 956+ views
    Pelosi and the Tea Party 'Share Views' February 28, 2010 8:15 AM House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has much in common with the Tea Party. The speaker now says she shares views with movement she dismissed last summer as being “Astroturf” -- her suggestion that the grassroots of the Tea Party were a creation of the Republican Party. In a “This Week” interview with ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, Pelosi said, “We share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as -- it just has to stop. And that's...
  • Another Obama Bowing Photo Found, This Time The Ukrainian President

    02/08/2010 12:30:05 PM PST · by Justaham · 44 replies · 1,598+ views
    Obama greeting Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko during a visit Republican with Senator Dick Lugar
  • Former Governor Gary Johnson's vision for a free America

    02/07/2010 1:01:48 PM PST · by takecontrol · 6 replies · 523+ views ^ | 5th Feb | Reason
    Former Republican Gov. Gary Johnson was the top elected official in New Mexico from 1994 through 2002. He took office after beating a primary opponent backed by the Republican party and won election twice in a state that has two-to-one Democratic advantage in registration. Born in 1953 and a one-time competitive skiier, Johnson was not your typical governor. Instead, he governed as fiscally responsible and socially tolerant. He didn't raise taxes at all during his time in office and pushed through an aggressive privatization agenda that reduced costs while improving services. He vetoed 750 bills and trimmed the state workforace...
  • Pat Robertson blames Haiti suffering on 'pact with devil' (Idiot Alert)

    01/13/2010 2:05:52 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 217 replies · 5,417+ views ^ | 1/13/2010 | Staff
    US EVANGELICAL preacher Pat Robertson has blamed Haitians directly for the devastating earthquake, saying that the country "swore a pact to the devil'' at its creation. "Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it,'' Robertson said on his Christian Broadcasting Network show The 700 Club. The 80-year-old former presidential candidate said Haitians were originally "under the heel of the French". "You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. "And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. "They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from...
  • Talk host : GOP plotted Christmas bombing

    01/06/2010 5:39:29 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 53 replies · 1,798+ views
    worldNetDaily ^ | January 05, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    Left-leaning talk-radio host Mike Malloy is accusing Republicans of plotting the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a flight to Detroit – possibly planning to kill 200 to 300 people – simply to "embarrass" the Obama administration. During his syndicated program Jan. 5, Malloy said, "Now, the inquiry, the questions are being raised as to whether or not this is not a deliberate attempt to embarrass – ah, that's not quite a strong enough word, but let's start there – embarrass the Obama administration." The following is a short clip of several similar statements he made on the topic:
  • Keith Olbermann Approves of 46,000 Dead Americans, Wants Even More Dead Each Year

    01/06/2010 9:19:51 AM PST · by Bodhi1 · 10 replies · 925+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 1/6/10 | Duane Lester
    There is a vacuum on the left.  It’s where logic should be, but isn’t.  Seeing nature abhors a vacuum, it has been filled…with lunacy. For a prime example, I give you Keith Olbermann. According to Olbermann's logic, since 45,000 people a year die from a lack of health insurance and Boortz is against the current “reform” of health care,  Boortz therefore approves of the death of 45,000 Americans. While that is flawed logic, let’s use it. 
  • Gordon Brown attacks 'flat-earth' climate change sceptics

    12/05/2009 11:48:34 AM PST · by ricks_place · 51 replies · 1,650+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 4 December 2009 | Damian Carrington and Suzanne Goldenberg
    'Dangerous, deceitful' attempts to derail Copenhagen summit condemned Gordon Brown tonight led a chorus of condemnation against "flat-earth" climate change sceptics who have tried to derail the Copenhagen summit by casting doubt on the evidence for global warming. Sceptics in the UK and the US have moved to capitalise on a series of hacked emails from climate change scientists at the University of East Anglia, claiming they show attempts to hide information that does not support the case for human activity causing rising temperatures. On the eve of the Copenhagen summit, Saudi Arabia and Republican members of the US Congress...
  • Orly on O'Reilly coming up on Fox - (After an hour of teasers, no Orly)

    10/27/2009 5:03:56 PM PDT · by Jean S · 78 replies · 32,469+ views
    Orly coming up...
  • Take Pity on Ted Turner

    10/24/2009 4:11:00 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 18 replies · 786+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Oct. 24 | Lori Byrd
    Every day we hear more news about the sad state of the U.S. economy. I know things are really bad, having read about the millions of people looking for work and personally knowing some who have been laid off over the past year. Last week I learned just how terrible it truly is in human terms, though, when Ted Turner revealed he is down to his last billion, or two, dropping to number 196 on the most recent Forbes 400 list. There are thousands of stories across the country about Americans suffering the effects of layoffs, extended unemployment, and foreclosure....
  • Dan Rather's $70M lawsuit against CBS thrown out (spent $5 million of his own money)

    09/29/2009 6:29:45 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 20 replies · 1,322+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | 9-29-2009 | Karen Matthews
    NEW YORK – A New York court on Tuesday dismissed Dan Rather's $70 million breach of contract lawsuit against CBS Corp., noting that the network continued to pay the anchor $6 million a year even after he left the evening news broadcast.
  • Jimmy Carter: Bush may have been behind anti-Chavez coup

    09/21/2009 12:07:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 57 replies · 1,485+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Another moment of lunacy from this nation’s biggest Oval Office mistake of the 20th century — which may be akin to saying “water is still wet,” but we should be keeping a tally. While in Columbia, former President Jimmy Carter told an interviewer that the Bush administration “could have been involved” in the 2002 coup attempt against Venezuelan wanna-be dictator Hugo Chavez. Dan Calabrese unloads on America’s worst ex-president: On Sunday, Jimmeh told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo that he believes the Bush Administration was likely behind a coup against Hugo Chavez in 2002 in Venezuela. “I think there is...
  • US might have been involved in 2002 Chavez coup: Carter

    The United States knew about an abortive coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2002, and may even have taken part, former US president Jimmy Carter has told a Colombian newspaper.

    09/10/2009 9:21:39 AM PDT · by ggrrrrr23456 · 176 replies · 5,562+ views
    Just heard on Savage's home radio station, 910 KNEW, that they will be dropping his 3PM to 6PM PST slot in favor of the Armstrong and Getty show! I am interested to see what his reaction will be to this one... First banned in Britain, and now in his own hometown???
  • McKinsey attacks the NHS – the fate of Sarah Palin looms

    09/03/2009 3:13:02 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 26 replies · 1,207+ views ^ | 9/3/09 | Michael White
    The Curse of Nye Bevan usually strikes down anyone who badmouthes the health service - as Levi Johnston's claims prove
  • Sheehan protests George W. Bush’s Texas ranch!

    06/10/2009 7:34:10 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 59 replies · 2,521+ views
    Justice News Flash ^ | June 10, 2009
    Cindy Sheehan continues anti Iraqi War protests against Bush at Texas ranch. Dallas, TX(–Cindy Sheehan, a zealous anti-war activist, whose son was tragically killed in the war on Iraq, led a protest Monday, near George W. Bush’s Preston Hollow home on Daria Place, as reported by Dallas Morning News. Organizers of the anti-war protest proclaim they are fighting for crimes against humanity that took place during the Bush Administration. The Dallas Peace Center, an organization involved with Sheehan since 2005, is sponsoring the protest. Activists gathered around 4:30 p.m. a few blocks from the Bush home in Crawford, Texas. The...
  • Yes to Obama, no to Bibi

    05/14/2009 5:46:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 56 replies · 1,678+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-14-09 | LARRY DERFNER
    In the battle of wills in Washington next Monday between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, I will be rooting for Obama. Any Israeli or American Jew who believes the two-state solution is the only solution for Israel and the Palestinians should do the same, and any such Israeli or American Jew who doesn't root for Obama against Netanyahu is either deluded, fainthearted or hypocritical. We all know what the two-state solution entails, and we all know that the Obama administration is in favor of it and the Netanyahu government is against it. I don't see why so...
  • Loon festival canceled - lake is drying up

    04/26/2009 6:33:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 887+ views
    AP on ^ | 4/26/09 | Sandra Chereb
    Reno -- On the windswept desert of northern Nevada, spring in one tiny town has been welcomed for years with a festival to a celebrated group of visitors - migrating loons. Perilously clumsy on land but graceful and sleek in water, the large birds with a haunting call used to descend on Walker Lake by the hundreds to gorge on a fishy feast of small tui chub before continuing their journey to who knows where. Not this year, and the reason is Walker Lake itself. Its water quality and levels have declined and along with them the rich bounty of...
  • (Terrorist) Bill Ayers has an idea for Sarah Palin (talk show together)

    02/11/2009 5:11:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies · 796+ views
    Political Ticker ^ | 2/11/09 | Peter Hamby
    Bill Ayers has an idea for PalinFrom CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby February 11, 2009 Posted: 06:44 PM ET (CNN) – Sarah Palin once accused Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists,” a catchphrase intended to highlight Obama’s connection to former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers. Now that the campaign rhetoric has subsided, Ayers has an idea for a new show starring his Alaskan nemesis. “I did send her a note after the election,” he says of Palin in the upcoming issue of the New York Times magazine. “I suggested that we have a talk show together called ‘Pallin’ Around...
  • Gore: Planet is in ‘grave danger’

    01/29/2009 8:13:00 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 60 replies · 1,928+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | 01/28/09 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Former Vice President Al Gore brought a stark message to the Senate on Wednesday: A new climate change treaty is critical to continuing human life on Earth. The Nobel Peace Prize winner urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to push for a U.S.-brokered treaty in December in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the United Nations will host a climate change conference. Only the United States can lead such an effort, he said. “This is the one challenge that could completely end human civilization, and it is rushing at us with such speed and force,” said Gore, who won an Oscar for the...
  • Obnoxio the Friggin' Loony Clown

    01/09/2009 6:57:43 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 2 replies · 301+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/9/2009 | Dr. Dave
    I’m pretty friggin’ whacked so there aren’t many I’d bow down to and anoint as more nutty than I am…well…I did write that hero worship about Iowahawk a while back. But I’m also American, so that leaves me at a disadvantage, having been born with a stick up my arse, as they like to say over the pond. That’s why I go over there now and then and visit a few anti-government types who REALLY know a lot about lunacy.
  • Ron Paul: Israel had US OK for war on Gaza (Ron Paul sides with Hamas)

    01/05/2009 11:50:56 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 267 replies · 4,621+ views
    Press TV ^ | 1/5/09
    Outspoken Republican congressman Ron Paul says Israel had received a green light from the United States to launch an offensive in Gaza. The Texas congressman said the Israeli attack on the impoverished Gaza Strip shapes a bleak future for the whole world as it means that, "the whole idea of preemptive or preventive war is spreading." He went on to challenge the idea of Hamas threatening Israel's security and argued that "Palestinian missiles are so minor compared to the fire power of Israel, who has nuclear weapons." The US Congressman's remarks come as Israel continues to rebuff international efforts to...
  • Would Huckabee Have Been a Good President?

    01/01/2009 4:14:12 PM PST · by wastedpotential · 88 replies · 2,223+ views
    Winter Haven News Chief ^ | 12/28/08 | Velma Daniels
    "Do the Right Thing," Mike Huckabee. Sentinel: Penguin Group, $25.95 In the few weeks Mike Huckabee's book, "Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America," has been out, he has seen great success, already topping The New York Times' Best-Seller List. The start of a new year and a new president is a peak time for Huckabee's book. The reader sees the country's leadership from the inside lens of a man who reveals both interesting and surprising details of the people and the politics. When Gov. Mike Huckabee entered the 2008 Republican presidential race,...

    11/25/2008 7:24:57 PM PST · by andrew roman · 21 replies · 1,004+ views ^ | 25 Novemner 2008 | Andrew Roman
    At least John McCain is back to his old self. This assumes, of course, at some point he wasn't.Believe me, he was. (See the entire 2008 campaign).He's back to being the crotchety old Republicrat spitfire, Mac the Mav.That reach-across-the-aisle, strolling-down-the-median joie de vivre he possesses (and can beckon at will) is throttling up for the new administration.Goodie gumdrops.Since the time is just about right for McCain to ride the wave of ascendancy back into the good graces of the media (who, you'll recall, once upon a time, had rockets in their pockets for him when he was still their beloved...
  • To the moon, troll, to the moon!

    11/19/2008 1:26:03 PM PST · by CHR · 2,381 replies · 14,852+ views
    <p>During the cold war, JFK claimed to have gone to the moon. He got congress to spend billions on his moon landing and pretended america landed there, convincing congress to give him billions, the fakeness of the landing is well documented.</p>
  • Former GOP Sen. Chafee relishes Obama’s victory [sick]

    11/14/2008 12:27:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Providence Journal, Providence, RI ^ | 2008-11-16 | Edward Fitzpatrick
    The cameras focused on a tearful Jesse Jackson, and the reporters seemed more interested in talking to Spike Lee, Brad Pitt and Oprah. But at Chicago’s Grant Park, when President-elect Barack Obama declared “Change has come to America,” there was another face in the crowd that Rhode Islanders would have recognized. Former U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, the Republican-turned-independent who campaigned for Obama, was about 20 feet from the side of the stage. Chafee and his wife, Stephanie, waved to Obama’s brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, and his wife and two children. The Robinsons, who were on stage with Obama, used to...
  • Ace goes off the deep end (Protein Wisdom blog)

    10/16/2008 12:15:51 AM PDT · by DJ Republica · 5 replies · 427+ views
    Protein Wisdom ^ | 10-16-2008 | INCITEmarsh
    Relax, people. McCain did fine. Re: Ayers. If McCain flogs that too enthusiastically he’s screwed. Obama already won a couple of news cycles last week when he painted McCain as unconcerned about the economy and wanting to debate something that happened 40 years ago.
  • Is McCain Throwing The Election? (By Michael Savage)

    08/29/2008 5:56:41 PM PDT · by Checkers · 642 replies · 3,811+ views ^ | August 29, 2008 | Michael Savage (Michael Alan Wiener)
    McCain has thrown the election. It is clear now with his choice for Vice President that he has no desire to win in November. Why else would he chose an inexperienced woman, whose only apparent qualification is that she won a beauty pageant in the 1980s? Why else would he refuse to say Barack Hussein Obama’s middle name? Why else would he run an ad praising Obama and congratulating him for winning the nomination? If McCain had chosen Mitt Romney, a man with real leadership ability, real charisma, and real experience, he might have stood a chance. He could have...
  • [Former Senator] Gravel: Take Bush to The Hague

    07/26/2008 9:40:42 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies · 244+ views
    Press TV ^ | Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:48:20
    Former Democratic candidate Mike Gravel says President George W. Bush should be taken to The Hague for war crimes rather than being impeached. In a Monday video conference with Press TV, the former Alaska senator said President Bush does not 'deserve' to be impeached for invading Afghanistan and Iraq, which has resulted in the loss of 'millions of lives'. "An Impeachment just means you would only take away his (Bush's) presidency. Well, he is almost done (with) his presidency. What really needs to happen is that these people have to be held accountable for the crimes they have committed," the...
  • Robert Redford Fights Global Warming With Poetry

    07/17/2008 5:15:33 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 27 replies · 68+ views
    n p r ^ | July 17, 2008
    Robert Redford has been fighting on behalf of the environment for more than 30 years. From producing documentary films about solar power to lobbying Congress, his work has been both in the field and inside the Beltway. These days, he has a new venue for environmental activism: slam poetry. Sponsored by Redford's Sundance Preserve, in collaboration with Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that presents spoken-word performances, the Academy Award-winning actor is getting his message out in rhyme. Redford spoke with Lauren Whitehead, associate director of Youth Speaks, and Simone Crew, slam poet and participant in "Brave New Voices: Youth Speaks! 11th...
  • Obama bumber sticker idea

    03/07/2008 4:23:14 PM PST · by PeterFinn · 17 replies · 528+ views
    Self ^ | 7 March 2008 | Peter Finn
    I'd had a neat idea for a bumber sticker or maybe just a nice net graphic for the coming post-convention campaign season. It would be "Obama 2008" and a play on his current bumper sticker. The difference is that the rainbow in the "O" would be replaced with a red circle with the islamic crescent and star. All of the lettering would be red on a white background so it would be inexpensive to produce (red ink on white vinyl). Any graphic artists in the house want to give this a whirl? Also, I'd have posted this in Vanity but...
  • Kucinich calls for Bush impeachment (on the House floor where personal attacks are forbidden)

    01/23/2008 2:33:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies · 17,963+ views
    WISTV ^ | 1/23/08 | Chantelle Janelle
    Kucinich calls for Bush impeachmentUpdated: Jan 23, 2008 03:52 PM CST NATIONAL (NBC) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich may get excluded from Democratic presidential debates, but he's voicing his opinion on the House floor. On Wednesday, Kucinich announced he'll be filing articles of impeachment against President Bush on Monday. That's the same day of the president's State of the Union address. The announcement comes as Kucinich railed the President and Vice President for how they have handled the war in Iraq. In his lengthy statement, the Ohio congressman said, "The President and Vice President lied and 4,000 of our soldiers...