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  • Things Are Getting Pretty Kooky Over At MSNBC

    04/08/2018 11:59:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The news these days often sounds pretty wild and far fetched. But, over at MSNBC's AM Joy, host Joy Reid and the gang speculated the possibility of federal marshals placing the commander in chief in handcuffs and hauling him before special counsel Robert Mueller, should President Donald J. Trump choose to ignore a subpoena in the ongoing Russian interference probe. But, Joy Reid wondered, what would happen if President Trump became a recluse at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and refused to leave the White House? Upon the possibility that the Donald would refuse to testify, guest attorney Nicholas Akerman dreamt...
  • Las Vegas Shooting: Hotel Worker Vanishes After Saying Stephen Paddock Didn’t Have Any Bags

    10/14/2017 9:13:21 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 303 replies
    FOX365 ^ | 10/12/17
    The sheriff looking like he was going to have a nervous breakdown yesterday, the 28 year old survivor of the massacre saying that there was more than one shooter found dead, and now this.
  • Cindy Sheehan to announce campaign for California Governor

    08/05/2013 2:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Halfway to Concord ^ | August 4, 2013 | C.T. Weber
    Cindy Sheehan is running for Governor of California. Her formal announcement will be made in a few weeks, but the campaign team is being put together now. A very few of the specialized positions may be compensated, but basically everyone involved in the campaign will be donating their labor. Can you help? If you can write, edit, speak to people on the telephone, participate in social media activities, register voters, pass out leaflets, raise money, or organize campaign coffees, here is what you need to do to get involved in Cindy’s campaign: Send a message, with your full contact information...
  • Stopping Obamacare likely up to Kennedy

    03/29/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 21 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 3-29-2012 | The Orange County Register Editorial Boarad
    Arguments have concluded at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which we refer to as Obamacare. Now the anxious waiting for a ruling expected in June. We were encouraged . . .The Constitution has morphed into something the founders would have difficulty recognizing. It is our position the federal government has no authority to impose mandates, regulations, taxes or other burdens on the citizenry simply to improve someone's life. . . .
  • Why I'm not a republican

    05/15/2010 12:57:52 AM PDT · by The Watcher · 95 replies · 1,694+ views
    vanity | The Watcher
    I watched the video of Gov Christie talking to the reporter and it reminded me why I just can't be in the GOP. Or any party, it seems. I thought I'd post my thoughts on the topic, which I wrote separately in a moment of introspection. I've never voted for a Democrat, just to be sure... But why can't the GOP be something besides simpering, terrified lapdogs, afraid of their own shadow? Seriously, why can't you grow some...something... and develop at least a minute fraction of the guts of Christie? Why is the RNC so utterly deferential to libs and...
  • Karl Rove Has to Be Kidding (Southern Avenger) (GOP is using and abusing conservatives)

    04/10/2010 11:10:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,169+ views
    American Conservative ^ | April 8, 2010 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    Why in the hell is Karl Rove on my TV? Why is Karl Rove on my radio? Why is Karl Rove on anywhere? Unless he’s on trial or being interrogated, I can’t imagine of what possible use this George W. Bush relic could be to conservatives and yet he’s everywhere, hocking his book “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight,” a title as credibly right-wing as Stephen Colbert and as historically accurate as the movie “Titanic.” Craig Shirley and former Reagan official Donald Devine summed up Rove’s duplicity well in this week’s Washington Post: “From William...
  • Romney: Sarah Palin is qualified for president (Mitt says that Huckabee is "true conservative")

    03/03/2010 2:53:25 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies · 1,588+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-03 | Bob Cusack
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Wednesday that Sarah Palin is qualified to be president. During an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, Romney was pressed on the 2008 vice presidential GOP nominee. Romney said, "She's energetic, enthusiastic and qualified for president." Romney, who is expected to run for president in 2012, praised and criticized former President George W. Bush: "Did he do everything perfectly? No." Romney hailed Bush's work on the war on terror and education, but acknowledged that he is to blame, along with Democrats, for the nation's fiscal situation. He also added later in the interview...
  • Poll: Ron Paul’s Son Could Win U.S. Senate Seat in Kentucky

    08/18/2009 4:07:25 PM PDT · by freepersunite · 14 replies · 1,458+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 8/18/09 | David Weigel
    Rand Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), is touting the first public poll on the GOP primary for next year’s U.S. Senate race. According to the survey, conducted for WHAS11, Paul trails GOP frontrunner Trey Grayson by only 11 points, 37-26. Among “conservative” Republican voters, he only trails by 7 points. And Paul only trails the two potential Democratic nominees by single digits. (Grayson leads both candidates, Attorney General Jack Conway and Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo.) “Great news for Rand Paul ahead of his scheduled ‘moneybomb’ internet fundraiser on August 20,” writes Joe Arnold in an analysis of...
  • Karl Rove using secret NASA info to help McCain win

    09/01/2008 8:16:12 PM PDT · by PhiloBedo · 20 replies · 240+ views
    Enterprise Mission ^ | September 1, 2008 | Richard Hoagland and Mike Bara
    .........While, we know that NASA is operating -- as it has been for fifty years -- on a carefully calculated, “timed release aspirin,” national security model -- dictated (in part) by the paranoid excuses framed by "the Brookings Report." Augmented -- this unique year -- by Karl Rove's converging campaign calculations .... So as to bring maximum political advantage, regarding this extraordinary new Reality, to ... John McCain.
  • Kucinich plans to force vote on Cheney impeachment

    11/05/2007 9:43:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 287+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 05, 2007 | Mike Soraghan
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), a long-shot presidential candidate, plans to force the House to vote this week on whether to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. If he pulls it off, it could make for an uncomfortable situation for Democratic leaders and centrist Democrats. Liberal activists are pushing for impeachment, while leaders worry such a move could turn off independent voters. They have made it clear that impeachment of Cheney or President Bush is off the table. Kucinich says he will offer a privileged resolution on Tuesday requiring House members to vote on what to do with the impeachment measure, which...
  • Yom Kippur Raid Roils Staid L.A. Neighborhood

    10/04/2007 4:13:39 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 9 replies · 477+ views
    Forward ^ | 10/4/7
    ...two inspectors for the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety arrived unannounced at the Yavneh Hebrew Academy in Hancock Park, where some 200 students and parents were attending a Kol Nidre service. The inspectors attempted to halt the service, saying that it was in violation of the school’s conditional use permit,...
  • Huckabbee Takes Unfair Shots at Dr. Ron Paul

    09/07/2007 12:49:03 PM PDT · by rface · 57 replies · 929+ views
    TheStreet ^ | 9/7/2007 | John Fout
    summary header:Paul has his facts straight. I'm not sure this can be said for the other candidates on the stage Wednesday night.**The U.S. Constitution requires that the president declare war by making a request to Congress. We haven't had a formal war declaration since World War II.*** Second, he asserted that the Iraq war is illegal under international law. The U.N. Security Council's nine members didn't approve of our invasion .......****The Bush administration hasn't gotten anything right in Iraq: no al Qaeda connection, no weapons of mass destruction.....*****Al Qaeda did issue a fatwa: the United States committed three "crimes": military...
  • Paul Right, Romney Wrong on Iraq and 9/11

    08/08/2007 1:30:04 PM PDT · by CJ Wolf · 353 replies · 3,936+ views
    John Birch Society ^ | 8-8-07 | Gary Benoit
    Ron Paul was right during the Des Moines Republican debate when he said that our going into Iraq had nothing to do with al-Qaeda. And Mitt Romney was wrong when he interrupted him. At the Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 5, Congressman Ron Paul made clear that our going to war against Iraq had nothing to do with going after al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that attacked us on 9/11. "The neoconservatives promoted this war many, many years before it was started," Paul said during the debate. "It had nothing to do with al-Qaeda. There was no al-Qaeda...
  • Ron Paul’s Impact on The Election (Semi Barf Alert)

    07/29/2007 6:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 247 replies · 3,127+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 24, 2007 | Ron Chusid
    Yesterday I looked at the Ron Paul phenomenon as an expression of the anti-big government sentiments among some people in each of the major parties. Such voters have limited options among the other candidates this year. While the Paul supporters commenting vigorously disagreed, I also expressed the belief that Paul cannot win the Republican nomination. What if I am right? What will his supporters do? It is hard to see Paul supporters being loyal Republicans and backing their party’s winner–which should be a matter of concern for the Republicans. If I was a GOP leader I’d be questioning Paul’s loyalty...
  • The fake "Jim Robinson" troll.

    07/24/2007 9:14:52 PM PDT · by Uriah_lost · 24 replies · 1,484+ views
    A troll has been spotted on a number of blogs and forums, going by the name of Jim Robinson....
  • Ron Paul for President -- Of the 'Wackos'?

    07/22/2007 3:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,066+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 20, 2007
    A feature piece in this coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine on Republican candidate for president, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, portrays his followers as including a wild mix of "wackos" on both ends of the political spectrum. Paul, a libertarian, has been gaining media and public attention of late. The cover line reads: "A Genuine Radical for President." The headline inside: "The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul." The article closes with the author, Christopher Caldwell, attending a Ron Paul Meetup in Pasadena. The co-host, Connie Ruffley of United Republicans of California, admits she once was...
  • [Fred]Thompson, Giuliani Seen as Winners as McCain Campaign Struggles

    07/11/2007 2:13:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,267+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 11, 2007 | Heidi Przybyla
    Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson, a champion of traditional conservatives, and Rudy Giuliani, a favorite of political independents, may be the biggest beneficiaries if John McCain's bid for the Republican presidential nomination collapses, political experts say. McCain's campaign is teetering after the loss yesterday of his chief political aides, a blow that comes the week after a disappointing fund-raising report. McCain, 70, once the Republican frontrunner, is vowing to fight on amid growing speculation about his viability. If McCain is forced to abandon the race or loses more ground, Thompson and Giuliani will try to scoop up his political and...
  • Hil Vs. HAL

    03/13/2007 5:21:08 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 12 replies · 849+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 14 Mar 2007 | Staff
    Business: Democrats gleefully demonize oil companies, outlaw offshore drilling and, in Hillary Clinton's case, vow to expropriate profits. In that kind of climate, why the surprise that Halliburton is moving to Dubai? Halliburton's pullout from its Houston headquarters Monday for a new home in the Middle East drew umbrage from the very Democrats who've had the oil-services company in their gun sights for years. Clinton led the charge, hinting at more punishment ahead. "I think it raises a lot of very big concerns, and we're going to be looking into it in Washington," she warned. One of industry's most innovative...
  • Unhappy With Democrats Over Iraq, (Dennis) Kucinich Plans Another Bid for White House

    12/12/2006 2:17:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 990+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2006 | Zachary A. Goldfarb and Peter Slevin
    Citing dissatisfaction with his party's strategy on Iraq, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (Ohio) announced yesterday that he would run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Again. Kucinich, 60, a five-term House member and one of the most liberal members of his party, made an unsuccessful bid for the nomination in 2004. He stayed in the race long after it became clear he had no chance of success. The congressman said he would announce his candidacy today at City Hall in Cleveland, where he served as mayor in the late 1970s and plunged his city into a celebrated budget crisis over the...
  • Jim Webb Threatens to 'Slug' President Bush

    11/30/2006 8:53:43 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 135 replies · 4,865+ views
    Newly elected Senator Jim Webb, D-Va., was so infuriated by a remark from President George W. Bush that the former Marine officer was tempted to punch the commander-in-chief. The confrontation, disclosed in the influential Washington, D.C.-based publication The Hill, came shortly after the midterm elections at a private White House reception for newly elected lawmakers. Webb, who defeated Republican Sen. George Allen in Virginia, ran a campaign critical of the administration’s Iraq policy, and has a son, a Marine lance corporal, serving in Iraq. At the reception, Bush asked Webb how his son was doing. Webb answered that he really...