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  • Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?'

    09/08/2016 5:16:21 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 79 replies
    Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?' Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate, does not know what Aleppo is. Asked on Wednesday's "Morning Joe" what he would do if elected president about the city in Syria at the center of the refugee crisis, Johnson earnestly asked what Aleppo is even. "And what is Aleppo?" Johnson said. "You're kidding me," Mike Barnicle responded, who asked the question. Barnicle then began to explain what Aleppo is to the candidate. "OK, got it, got it," Johnson cut him off, and then added, "With regard to Syria I do think it's a mess. I think that...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement’s survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they — along with some Democrats — remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...
  • Kentucky's odd couple: the symbiotic friendship of Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell

    03/07/2015 2:13:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 7, 2015 | Francine Kiefer
    Kentucky is one place in America where a tea-party firebrand and a Republican from the governance wing amicably meet.For two Republican senators from the same state, Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell could not be more mismatched. Senator Paul is a man in a hurry, with presidential stars in his eyes after a mere four years of serving Kentucky in Washington. The loquacious libertarian is a darling of young conservatives a relaxed jeans-and-boots kind of guy. Senator McConnell, after three patient decades in office, has finally reached his dream job of Senate majority leader. A man of few words, hes...
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/15/2014 11:57:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 7/14/14 | Andrew Krietz
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has said he'll back U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's opponent in the upcoming August primary. Hoekstra is endorsing local businessman Brian Ellis in the Third District race. Hoekstra, who served in the House from 1993-2011 and was chair of the House Intelligence Committee, in a statement said Ellis will be a "strong partner" with other Michigan Republicans to promote conservative ideas. "Bottom line, I strongly endorse Brian Ellis because he will be an effective conservative voice and a consistent conservative vote for solutions that will help hardworking Michigan taxpayers," Hokestra said. "Brian...
  • Major panel: Drug war has failed, legalize pot

    06/02/2011 6:32:16 AM PDT · by TSgt · 123 replies
    Instead of punishing users who "do no harm to others," global commission argues that governments - particularly the U.S. - should end criminalization of drug use (AP) NEW YORK - The global war on drugs has failed with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world, argues a new report to be released Thursday. Compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which includes former heads of state, a former U.N. secretary-general and a business mogul, the report calls on governments to end the criminalization of marijuana and other controlled substances.
  • (PBS)KBDI pushes limits on controversial pledge tie-ins

    08/22/2009 6:23:48 PM PDT · by Drango · 5 replies · 487+ views
    Denver post ^ | 8/21/09 | Joanne Ostrow
    KBDI-Channel 12 has a reputation for broadcasting bold, distinctive documentaries. Just where to draw the line between bold/distinctive and kooky/irresponsible is a matter of opinion. Last weekend, during a pledge drive, Channel 12 aired controversial documentaries promoting conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11 and claiming taxes are unlawful. Answering the phones during the pledge drive were conspiracy believers who reportedly encouraged callers to believe. The station received complaints over "America: Freedom to Fascism" along with " 9/11: Press for Truth" and " 9/11: Blueprint for Truth." It also fielded requests for more. The claims made in "Freedom to Fascism," namely that the...
  • Reagan staffer already gaming Paul 2012 run

    12/18/2008 9:00:00 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 33 replies · 1,076+ views
    Paul's Reaganite cheerleader Doug Wead continues his early bird crusade to get "Dr. No" in front of the nation's voters one more time.
  • Bob Barr to put Georgia, North Carolina in play for Obama?

    07/08/2008 2:00:47 PM PDT · by mnehring · 54 replies · 229+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 4th
    All part of his daring master plan to make his name as widely reviled among the right as Ralph Nader’s is among the left. Polls in Georgia and North Carolina over the last two weeks show Mr. Barr winning 8 percent and 6 percent respectively of the presidential vote, and in both cases helping keep likely Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama within striking distance of Mr. McCain in those states — which, taken together, account for more electoral votes than Florida, Pennsylvania or Ohio… [InsiderAdvantage pollster Matt] Towery said North Carolina and Georgia are exactly the places that Mr....
  • Tom DeLays wife is supporting Bob Barr. Time to start forming Patti Davis support groups?

    06/08/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 79 replies · 208+ views
    Third Party Watch ^ | June 7, 2008 | Stephen Gordon
    According to the video below, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has said that many Republicans will vote for Libertarian candidates in House races. The Washington Times is reporting that former House Whip Tom DeLays wife plans to pull the Bob Barr lever on Election Day: Tom DeLay will vote for John McCain but the former House Republican leader said his wife, Christine, is planning to vote for Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr. Im trying to convince my wife not to do that, the Texas Republican told editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Friday. She said it publicly...
  • Ron Paul BEATS Duncan Hunter in FR Poll (15.4% to 15.1%)

    09/18/2007 3:29:40 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 50 replies · 142+ views
    FR Poll #191 ^ | Today | David Osborne;results=1 Congratulations to Ron Paul -- You have passed Duncan Hunter in the FR poll !! Oh but wait a sec, after a more careful analysis there seems to be a slight difference between the "Members" and the "Non-Members" I am not smart enought to understand scientific polls like this one, so can someone please explain it to me.
  • Wadhams: Democrats Didn't win, Republicans Lost

    06/27/2007 1:36:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 811+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2007
    Republicans themselves brought on the whipping they suffered in the 2006 elections, Colorado state GOP chairman Dick Wadahms said in appearances in Montana. "I don't think Democrats really won the 2006 elections," said Wadhams, who spoke to the Montana Republican Party convention ... "They were just standing there. We didn't deserve to win in 2006." Wadhams is a former campaign director and staff member for Conrad Burns, who represented Montana... Republicans lost in 2006 because they forfeited their claim to fiscal responsibility, "mishandled the ethical lapses" ... Wadhams, 51, has won more campaigns than he's lost, but he lost a...
  • A Field Guide to Rudy Boosters - Introduction

    02/20/2007 7:25:29 PM PST · by dirtboy · 145 replies · 1,635+ views
    2/20/2007 | dirtboy tory peterson
    Political observers are falling over themselves trying to determine the cladistics of a newly-emergent population of political animal, the Rudy booster. This appears to be the first new species of Republican to emerge in over two decades in the Family Republicanae (the last being Conservatisi reagani), and displays a particularly odd range of behaviors that call into question the long-term political viability of the new species, as well as that of Republicanae in general if they assume a position of dominance. Some observers have proposed classifying the new population as a subspecies of Rinous rockefelleri, whereas others have made a...
  • These are the times that try mens souls

    02/18/2007 6:49:58 AM PST · by Tefilo · 138 replies · 2,204+ views
    The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | 18 February 2007 | Pedro O. Vega
    By Pedro O. Vega As published today in the Johnstown Tribune DemocratThe situation in which we find ourselves in Iraq because of the war on terror defies my attempts at originality to describe. I find myself in need of laying hold of aphorisms and clichs said by the truly Great Ones, and some not-so-great. The first one that comes to mind is from Thomas Paine, an American Founding Father, written in 1776. Its one I used in a previous column, one I keep returning too because of its sheer wisdom: These are the times that try mens souls. The summer...
  • Defeatists On Free Republic Who Are Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy

    01/18/2007 7:50:55 AM PST · by jveritas · 634 replies · 10,050+ views
    January 18 2007 | jveritas
    The most lasting tragedy of the Vietnam War is that it has legitimized giving aid and comfort to the enemy. We are seeing the giving of aid and comfort to the enemy running wild in this war on terror and sadly not only among liberals and their media but also among some conservatives who some of them are right here on this great Free Republic. When Al Qaeda terrorists, or the terrorist regimes in Iran and Syria, or the Iraqi insurgent terrorists whether they are Sunnis or Shia hear the speeches of defeatism coming from liberals and their media, or...
  • Blood and Money [Iraq's Economy is Booming]

    12/18/2006 12:49:53 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 41 replies · 3,247+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 25, 2006 - Jan. 1, 2007 issue | Silvia Spring
    It may sound unreal, given the daily images of carnage and chaos. But for a certain plucky breed of businessmen, there's good money to be made in Iraq. Consider Iraqna, the leading mobile-phone company. For sure, its quarterly reports seldom make for dull reading. Despite employees kidnapped, cell-phone towers bombed, storefronts shot up and a huge security budgetup to four guards for each employeethe company posted revenues of $333 million in 2005. This year, it's on track to take in $520 million. The U.S. State Department reports that there are now 7.1 million mobile-phone subscribers in Iraq, up from just...
  • Libertarian GOP defection?

    12/12/2006 7:37:39 AM PST · by Small-L · 225 replies · 2,769+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 12, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    For many years, those who consider themselves to be libertarians have been fairly reliable members of the Republican coalition. Although no libertarian would consider himself or herself to be entirely in agreement with either major party, they have historically sided with the GOP. But the relationship today seems more deeply strained than any time in the last 30 years, and a divorce may be forthcoming. Basically, libertarians are allied with the right on economic issues and the left on everything else. They believe in the free market and freedom of choice in areas such as drugs, and favor a noninterventionist...
  • GOP Is Losing Its Libertarian Voters

    12/10/2006 10:04:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 298 replies · 4,158+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Dec 08, 2006 | David Boaz and David Kirby
    Libertarian Party candidates may have cost Senators Jim Talent (R.-Mo.) and Conrad Burns (R.-Mont.) their seats, tipping the Senate to Democratic control. In Montana, the Libertarian candidate got more than 10,000 votes, or 3%, while Democrat Jon Tester edged Burns by fewer than 3,000 votes. In Missouri, Claire McCaskill defeated Talent by 41,000 votes, a bit less than the 47,000 Libertarian votes. This isnt the first time Republicans have had to worry about losing votes to Libertarian Party candidates. Senators Harry Reid (Nev.), Maria Cantwell (Wash.), and Tim Johnson (S.D.) all won races in which Libertarian candidates got more votes...
  • Iraq Study Group A Complete Failure - NEWS RELEASE

    12/06/2006 9:09:30 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 90 replies · 3,686+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 10/06/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    NEWS RELEASE CONTACT:  Robert Dixon - Phone: (916) 441-6197 or Email: December 6 2006 IRAQ STUDY GROUPA COMPLETE FAILURE Report Makes Few Constructive Proposals Advocates Cooperation with Sponsors of Terrorism: Iran & Syria The Chairman of the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, has issued the following statement after reviewing the Iraq Study Group’s report.  A complete analysis will soon be posted on the organization’s website ( ________________________________________ STATEMENT BY MELANIE MORGAN, CHAIR, MOVE AMERICA FORWARD: “The Iraq Study Group has failed.  With great hubris and pomposity, the Iraq Study Group released a report they wrote...
  • Witnesses Detail Iraq Burning Deaths

    11/28/2006 4:00:26 PM PST · by james500 · 20 replies · 1,085+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Nov 28, 2006 | STEVEN R. HURST
    The attack on the small Mustafa Sunni mosque began as worshippers were finishing Friday midday prayers. About 50 unarmed men, many in black uniforms and some wearing ski masks, walked through the district chanting "We are the Mahdi Army, shield of the Shiites." Fifteen minutes later, two white pickup trucks, a black BMW and a black Opel drove up to the marchers. The suspected Shiite militiamen took automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers from the vehicles. They then blasted open the front of the mosque, dragged six worshippers outside, doused them with kerosene and set them on fire.
  • Judge strikes president's authority to designate terrorist groups

    11/28/2006 4:32:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 278 replies · 9,350+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/28/06 | Linda Deutsch - ap
    A federal judge has ruled that a portion of a post-Sept. 11 executive order allowing President Bush to create a list of specially designated global terrorist groups is unconstitutionally vague. U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins, in a Nov. 21 ruling released Tuesday, struck down the provision and enjoined the government from blocking the assets of two foreign groups which were placed on the list. The ruling was praised by David Cole, a lawyer for the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Constitutional Rights. "This law gave the president unfettered authority to create blacklists," he said. "It was reminiscent of the McCarthy era."...
  • It's Official: Media Body Burning Story is Bogus (Shiite vs. Sunni)

    11/27/2006 3:41:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 232 replies · 8,497+ views ^ | November 27, 2006 | Greg Sheffield
    It's Official: Media Body Burning Story is Bogus Posted by Greg Sheffield on November 27, 2006 - 13:25. The news that six Sunnis were captured by Shiites, doused with kerosine and burned alive, was too sensational to not be picked up by the mainstream media. But it turns out that the event never happened. Furthermore, the Iraqi "spokesman" relied on to give all information regarding this event is as fictional as the story itself. Jamil Hussein, the man news reports called "police Capt. Jamil Hussein," was the source for all information regarding the burning. Although he is mentioned by USA...
  • Attack Sparks Fire at Iraq Oil Facility

    11/28/2006 1:32:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 514+ views
    Forbes and the AP ( suspect source ) ^ | 11.27.06, 12:33 PM ET | SAMEER N. YACOUB
    A mortar attack ignited a huge fire Monday night at an oil facility in northern Iraq, shutting the flow of crude oil to a major refinery, and a U.S. Air Force jet with one pilot aboard crashed in Anbar province, a hotbed of the Sunni-Arab insurgency, officials said. Al-Jazeera reported that the pilot was killed.
  • Bombshell: Centcom Says APs Iraqi Police Source Isnt Iraqi Police

    11/27/2006 12:44:32 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 40 replies · 813+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 11/27/06
    Bombshell: Centcom says AP’s Iraqi police source isn’t Iraqi police posted at 1:07 pm on November 27, 2006 by Allahpundit Send to a Friend | printer-friendly I laid off this post at Flopping Aces initially because I didn’t think there was anything particularly suspicious about the cop. Centcom was disputing his report of the six Sunnis burned alive by Shiites but they could have been wrong just as easily as he could. I also didn’t (and still don’t) see Curt’s point about the cop only being quoted in cases where Shiites attack Sunnis. If he’s stationed in an area where...
  • Iraq Wants U.N. Security Council Mandate ~ of the multinational force ... for another 12 months."

    11/27/2006 9:46:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 586+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 27, 2006 at 17:55:16 PST | EDITH M. LEDERER ASSOCIATED PRESS
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has asked the U.N. Security Council to extend the mandate of the 160,000-strong multinational force in Iraq, according to a letter circulated Monday. In the letter, al-Maliki said a top priority of his government is to assume full responsibility for security and stability but it needs more time. The United States circulated a draft resolution that would extend the mandate for one year starting on Dec. 31, with a review at the request of the Iraqi government or by June 15. The draft, obtained Monday by the Associated Press, contains the...
  • CBS's Lara Logan Declares US Defeated In Iraq; General Abizaid Disputes Claim

    11/27/2006 3:46:38 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies · 2,100+ views ^ | November 27, 2006 | Michael Rule
    CBS's Lara Logan Declares US Defeated In Iraq; General Abizaid Disputes Claim Posted by Michael Rule on November 27, 2006 - 16:09. On Sundays "60 Minutes," CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan insisted the US had been defeated in Iraq. During an interview with General John Abizaid, the top US Commander in Iraq, Logan asserted, "We hear very little about victory in Iraq these days. We hear a lot about how to manage the defeat." It appears Ms. Logan suffers from selective hearing. While many Democrats and some Republicans talk about Iraq as a lost cause, sources such as...
  • Rep. Rangel: Lack Of Options Makes Soldiers Enlist

    11/26/2006 9:43:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 62 replies · 1,485+ views
    Mark Rodriguez, WCBSTV ^ | Nov 26, 2006 | CBS
    Congressman Charles Rangel said most enlisted soldiers join the military because they do not have the "option of having a decent career." Speaking with Fox News reporter Chris Wallace on Sunday, Representative Rangel voiced his belief that soldiers in America's armed forces join only for lack of a better choice. He said, "I want to make it abundantly clear: if theres anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of...
  • Bomb Aimed at Iraqi Speaker Hits Green Zone (Green Zone attack)

    11/21/2006 12:20:54 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 42 replies · 1,051+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 21 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    A bomb intended to kill the contentious speaker of the Iraqi Parliament exploded inside one of his armored cars today while the car was rolling through the fortified Green Zone, injuring the driver and trapping members of Parliament inside the legislative building as the American military shut down the area for hours, a parliamentary aide said. Though the speaker, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, was unscathed by the explosion, the assassination attempt was one of the most serious breaches of security in the four-square-mile Green Zone in recent memory. The Green Zone houses the seat of the Iraqi government and the American embassy,...
  • US Communists Declare Election Victory

    11/21/2006 7:06:33 AM PST · by OkeyDokeyOkie · 46 replies · 1,493+ views ^ | 11/21/2006 | Joel Wendland
    "The right-wing stranglehold on Congress has been broken," declared Joelle Fishman, chair of the Communist Party USAs (CPUSA) political action commission, to a meeting of its 81-person National Committee this past weekend. Fishman noted, "This is a victory being celebrated around the world." Fishman delivered her report to the committee as it discussed the results of the election and prepared to move the struggle for democracy, peace, and economic justice forward in the new Congress, and to build the size and influence of the Communist Party. Overwhelmingly, the committee claimed victory for the US working class, the world, and for...
  • Six Steps to Victory The bottom-up plan to defeat the insurgency.

    11/17/2006 6:28:46 AM PST · by Valin · 68 replies · 1,145+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/16/06 | Eric Egland
    IN THIS POLITICAL season, the debate about Iraq has become almost completely backward looking. It has degenerated into finger pointing and partisan sniping--stuck between a false choice of "cut and run" versus "more of the same." Failure in Iraq is not an option, because it would spell disaster for U.S. national security and foreign policy credibility, not to mention military morale. Our mission in Iraq continues to move forward, and U.S. forces have successfully defeated the insurgents in several areas, yet the enemy has proven resilient and effective. Thus, we must succeed in Iraq by changing the status quo. The...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Politics and War, Then and Now [Democrats governing; Israel; WWII]

    11/20/2006 5:45:46 AM PST · by Tolik · 15 replies · 965+ views ^ | 11/17/2006 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Is it a Roar or a Meow?Governance is not the same as easy criticism. Already the Democrats are learning, as is eternally true of our wonderful political system, that loud opposition is not the same as being responsible for governance. Suddenly the beloved press is looking again into John Murthas questionable ethicsand wondering whether we can really leave Iraq so easily. Nancy Pelosi was unable to see Murtha elected as majority leader, and we wonder about her political skills when it is matter of being a leader rather than a megaphone. And we still await something novel from the Democrats...
  • Will the West Stumble?

    11/19/2006 11:52:45 PM PST · by spkpls4 · 64 replies · 1,320+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 20 Nov 2006 | Victor D. Hanson
    Well beyond us now is any overarching Churchillian vision of our enemies. We lack the practical understanding of an FDR that all of these Islamists loathe us far more than they despise each other. Their infighting, after all, is like the transitory bickering of thieves over the division of loot that always pales before their shared hatred of the targeted bank owner. So we are at a crossroads of all places in Iraq. The war there has metamorphosized from a successful effort to remove a mass-murdering dictator into the frontlines of the entire struggle between Islamic radicalism and Western liberality....
  • The Real Meaning of This Election (Vanity)

    11/17/2006 11:13:00 AM PST · by Miss Marple · 217 replies · 2,558+ views
    November 17, 2006 | Miss Marple
    The disappointing results of the recent election have led to a lot of discussion about WHY this happened. In the search for the grand unifying theory of why we lost, there seems to be an inordinate amount of bitterness and recrimination.The problem is that we all are looking at this through the perspective of our own beliefs. Conservatives look at the loss of Chaffee and Northrup and think "If only we had had a real conservative in those seats." Moderates point to the loss of Hayworth and Santorum and caution about moving too far to the right. Some blacks look...
  • CUT & LOSE(Iraq war)

    11/19/2006 6:32:14 AM PST · by kellynla · 25 replies · 770+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | November 19, 2006 | staff
    The more Democrats insist on timetables and an early evacua tion of Iraq, the more they sow the seeds of America's defeat - with disastrous consequences for both the region and U.S. interests. Not that they seem to care. Last week, it was Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the incoming chairman of the Armed Services Committee, calling for "a phased redeployment of our forces within four to six months." He was echoing the Senate's next majority leader, Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who says that "we need to redeploy" and that a withdrawal should start within months. Even New York's junior senator, Hillary...
  • Labor seeks political payback : AFL-CIO head says elections 'mandate for union agenda'

    11/18/2006 8:01:49 AM PST · by george76 · 70 replies · 1,895+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2006 | Will Lester
    Unions spent more than $100 million getting out the vote, knocked on millions of doors and delivered Election Day support to Democrats running for the House by a more than 2-to-1 ratio. Now organized labor is spelling out what it wants from the new Democratic Congress. The priorities include raising the minimum wage, expanding health care and improving pension protections. AFL-CIO President John Sweeney sees the elections as a "mandate for a union agenda." Likewise, says Bill Samuel, legislative director for the AFL-CIO, "we have an opportunity to push our agenda... The AFL-CIO executive council is scheduled to meet Tuesday...
  • Iran will achieve nuclear victory within months, says Ahmadinejad

    11/16/2006 2:38:14 PM PST · by MadIvan · 32 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Times ^ | November 16, 2006 | Sam Knight
    Iran is "one step" away from achieving its nuclear ambitions and will celebrate victory before the end of the Iranian year, next March, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today.Speaking in Baneh, a town in the northwest of Iran, near the border with northern Iraq, Mr Ahmadinejad told a crowd that the enemies of Iran were trying to stop the country pursuing its peaceful nuclear programme but that they would soon fail. "They want to keep their monopoly on nuclear energy and thereby dictate on nations," he said, according to a report by IRNA, the state-run news agency. "However, they should know...
  • San Francisco Values Front and Center (O'Reilly on San Fran ROTC)

    11/16/2006 9:29:03 AM PST · by scottdeus12 · 50 replies · 1,275+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 11/16/06 | Bill O'Reilly
    Tuesday night by a vote of 4-2, the San Francisco Board of Ed banned Junior ROTC training in seven city high schools, throwing 1,600 students out of those clubs. This is a direct insult to the U.S. military and violates the civil rights, I believe, of the ROTC students. The federal government should immediately suspend all federal aid to San Francisco schools. There's no reason to ban JROTC. Nobody's required to join it. And if a student with parental approval wants to investigate a career in the military, every American school should encourage that. Obviously, the military is protecting us...
  • Pelosi pulls out the stops for Murtha

    11/15/2006 5:43:53 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 47 replies · 1,306+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11-15-06 | Josephine Hearn
    Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is imploring her colleagues to support Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) for majority leader, multiple House Democrats said yesterday, dealing an unexpected but not necessarily fatal blow to Murthas opponent, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). It had been unclear until yesterday whether Pelosi would use her clout to turn votes to Murtha. She endorsed him in a letter Sunday, but some dismissed it as a nod to personal loyalty rather than a statement of her intentions. But by yesterday, her intent was clear, several lawmakers said; she hopes to oust her onetime rival Hoyer from the leadership. Shes...
  • Lawyers Try to Stop Gitmo Med Procedure ~ Paracha has acknowledged meeting Osama bin Laden twice....

    11/15/2006 10:37:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 2,301+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 15, 2006 at 18:35:14 PST | ANDREW O. SELSKY ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - An attorney for a Guantanamo Bay detainee has asked a judge to block a planned medical procedure on the prisoner's heart, saying that performing it at the U.S. base puts his life at risk. Saifullah A. Paracha, a 59-year-old multimillionaire businessman from Karachi, Pakistan, already had one heart attack while in U.S. custody and in recent days has suffered chest pains, his lawyers said. Doctors plan to perform a cardiac catheterization on Paracha this month at the isolated Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in southeast Cuba. Gaillard T. Hunt, one of Paracha's attorneys, asked a...
  • Dem Campaign Cmte Wants To Silence Ann Coulter

    11/16/2006 8:18:04 AM PST · by Sam Hill · 97 replies · 3,447+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | November 16, 2006 | N/A
    From the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Demand House Republicans Denounce Ann Coulter's Hate-Speech PetitionWe, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition:Target: Republican Members in the United States CongressSponsor: Democratic Congressonal Campaign Committee As Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said on the House floor recently, we are blessed with many freedoms, and among those is the right to freely speak our minds. While Freedom of Speech is one of the principles that makes our country great, it also means we have to endure hate filled rhetoric, like what was recently used by Ann Coulter. In her...
  • House Dems formally name Pelosi speaker

    11/16/2006 7:42:45 AM PST · by katieanna · 41 replies · 1,064+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/2006 | Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON - Nancy Pelosi was unanimously named speaker-elect by House Democrats Thursday, the first woman to be ensured the post that constitutionally is second in line of succession to the presidency. Even as Pelosi was enjoying her finest hour politically, her fellow Democrats remained divided by a family feud over whom to select as her top lieutenant.
  • Murtha Bragged of Leadership Role in Abscam

    11/16/2006 7:28:20 AM PST · by zippy the razor · 30 replies · 997+ views
    a video posted by an anti-Murtha campaign shows it's clear his recorded refusal to accept a $50,000 bribe "at this point" was because he had bigger goals in mind. "I expect to be in the [expletive deleted] leadership of the House," Murtha said on the profanity-laced video posted by"I'm just avoiding having a problem. I do business like this all the time," Murtha told the FBI agent in explaining his "disinterest"
  • Reason Magazine Blogger Finds Pleasure in Tears of Rick Santorum's 8-year-old Daughter

    11/12/2006 10:48:17 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 286 replies · 5,987+ views
    Right Reason philosophical conservatism. ^ | 11/11/2006 | Francis J. Beckwith
    Reason Magazine Blogger Finds Pleasure in Tears of Rick Santorum's 8-year-old Daughter Because the libertarian universe has no place for the vulnerable, weak, or the dependent--since none are autonomous adult-choosers in search of virtual kiddie porn--it has no qualms in providing a forum in which children and their families can be verbally abused and have profanities hurled at them. Read and weep Julian Sanchez's "Your Tears Are So Yummy and Sweet" in which the writer says he finds joy in the tears of Rick Santorum's eight-year-old daughter, who is pictured crying next to her father as he gives his concession...
  • Libertarians Emerge as a Force (Losertarians deep-six the GOP)

    11/08/2006 2:27:12 PM PST · by quidnunc · 423 replies · 5,629+ views
    The Economist ^ | November 8, 2006 | Unattributed
    New York Glum Republicans might turn their attention to the Libertarian Party to vent their anger. Libertarians are a generally Republican-leaning constituency, but over the last few years, their discontent has grown plain.It isn't just the war, which some libertarians supported, but the corruption and insider dealing, and particularly the massive expansion of spending.Mr Bush's much-vaunted prescription drug benefit for seniors, they fume, has opened up another gaping hole in America's fiscal situation, while the only issue that really seemed to energise congress was passing special laws to keep a brain-damaged woman on life support. In two of the...
  • Burns refuses to concede, wants more ballots counted

    11/08/2006 3:01:35 PM PST · by george76 · 165 replies · 5,728+ views
    Missoulian State Bureau ^ | November 08 2006 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON and JENNIFER McKEE,
    Defeated U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., refused to concede Wednesday saying there remain votes yet to be counted in his tight race against the declared winner, Democrat Jon Tester. Burns, who has not commented to reporters on the race since the votes were counted Tuesday night, released a statement at 1:47 p.m. Jon Tester ran a good race and has the lead right now, but it is extremely close, Burns said. The state of Montana has a process in place, and it is our obligation to see it through. There are still votes out there that deserve to be counted....
  • Libertarians, Please GO AWAY

    11/08/2006 10:24:16 AM PST · by Keltik · 457 replies · 8,425+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-08-06 | Me
    At this link: Neil Boortz is quoted as saying: "So how did I actually vote when I got that provisional ballot in my hand. Straight Libertarian." Thank you Neil Boortz. Thanks to you and those who think like you, we now have the Democrats in control of Congress. I hope you and your ilk are very happy. Free Republic is allegedly a CONSERVATIVE web site. Will you libertarians please go somewhere like, where you can laugh and smile about how you put the Republicans out of power, and leave Free Republic to the conservatives. Oh, and one more...
  • Woman Guilty After Microwaving Fake Penis At Store

    09/15/2006 6:20:25 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 70 replies · 1,538+ views
    AP ^ | 9/15/06
    Woman Guilty After Microwaving Fake Penis At Store Fake Penis Holds Urine For Drug Test POSTED: 8:45 am EDT September 15, 2006 MCKEESPORT, Pa. -- The case of the fake male organ is now closed. A man and woman who asked a Pennsylvania convenience store clerk to microwave a fake penis have settled disorderly conduct charges A woman named Leslye Creighton, 41, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges in connection with the incident last February at a convenience store near Pittsburgh. The incident began when Creighton's friend, Vincent Bostic, 31, filled a fake penis with his urine, which Creighton planned...
  • Libertarians see shot at DeLay seat

    08/17/2006 10:34:15 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 65 replies · 860+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-17-2006 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Libertarian Party officials say the problems facing Republicans in former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's Texas district have created "the perfect storm" that could give their party its first victory in a congressional race. Libertarian candidate Bob Smither got a boost yesterday when he was endorsed by former Rep. Bob Barr, a conservative Georgia Republican. "In light of the less-than-conservative agenda that the Republicans in Congress have pursued, I'm delighted to support a Libertarian candidate, Bob Smither, who I think will most definitely stick to his small-government philosophy," Mr. Barr said yesterday in a telephone interview from his Atlanta law...
  • Man picks wrong spot when nature calls (WV State police HQ parking lot)

    08/11/2006 1:56:09 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 7 replies · 1,128+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 8/11/06
    Man picks wrong spot when nature calls 8 minutes ago CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Sometimes when nature calls, there's no time to delay, but a Kentucky man sure picked the wrong spot for a pit stop. Michael Ray Hunter, 37, found out Wednesday night that the parking lot of the West Virginia State Police headquarters in South Charleston isn't the right spot. Trooper J.S. Crane just happened to be walking nearby as Hunter was relieving himself. As Crane approached, he smelled alcohol. That discovery led Crane to the pickup truck where Hunter's buddy, James Alan Richardson, 40, was checking phone messages....
  • Five Worthless Talking Points Aired Frequently On Cable News

    07/17/2006 7:49:29 AM PDT · by tang0r · 11 replies · 1,122+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 7/17/2006 | Editorial
    Let's face it: the vast majority of the offerings on cable news networks aren't very good. This article analyzes some common traps cable news networks often fall in. From partisan politics to populism to media bias, cable news networks should be viewed more as entertainment rather than legitimate news commentary sources.