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  • House Democrat accuses Gen. Petraeus of “Charlie Sheen” strategy

    03/16/2011 1:32:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2011 | Hotair
    In what appears to be yet another desperate House Democrat attempt to stay relevant while in the minority, Rep. Lynn Woolsey accused General David Petraeus of using a “Charlie Sheen counter-insurgency strategy” in Afghanistan. Speaking at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force, Woolsey made the comments while hearing testimony from Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings and other military experts: Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) on Wednesday sharply criticized David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and signaled agreement with an assessment from a Rolling Stone editor who likened the commander’s performance to that of...
  • Six former members of Congress to hear space alien testimony

    04/29/2013 10:06:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Six former members of Congress to hear space alien testimony By Justin Sink - 04/29/13 11:29 AM ET Six former members of Congress have signed up for a week of congressional-style testimony on the existence of space aliens. The hearing, which will occur this week at the National Press Club, will feature some 30 hours of testimony on the possible existence of extraterrestrials and be recorded for a documentary film. Around three dozen researchers and academics are expected to testify. Participants will include ex-Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), and ex-Reps. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.), Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.),...
  • Former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey taking testimony at UFO hearing

    04/30/2013 4:17:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/30/13 | Josh Richman - bang newsgroup
    Lynn Woolsey, phone home. The former North Bay congresswoman is one of six former members of Congress taking testimony at a public hearing this week at the National Press Club on what the U.S. government really knows about extraterrestrial life. Yes. Really. "The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race will attempt to accomplish what the Congress has failed to do for forty-five years -- seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time," according to the hearing's website. Also plumbing the final frontier's mysteries this week are former...
  • Former Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) to join panel debating cover-up of alien life on Earth

    04/14/2013 8:51:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 4-12-2013 | Guy Kovner
    April 12, 2013 Former Rep. Woolsey to join panel debating cover-up of alien life on Earth Guy Kovner Retired Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey of Petaluma will help preside over a five-day media event aimed at revealing evidence of an “extraterrestrial presence” and a decades-long government effort to cover it up. Woolsey, who retired last year after representing Sonoma and Marin counties for 20 years on Capitol Hill, is among six former federal lawmakers tapped as panelists for the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, starting April 29 at the National Press Club in Washington. The $600,000 event, put on by the Bethesda, Md.-based...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Woolsey speaks her mind on Obama, the Tea Party, Republicans and the Occupy movement in Point Reyes

    01/01/2012 8:55:46 PM PST · by bkopto · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 12/30/2011 | Richard Halstead
    With the clock ticking on her final term in office, Rep. Lynn Woolsey visited Point Reyes Station Thursday night and shared some frank opinions on Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Obama and the Occupy movement. SNIP Press asked Woolsey for her assessment of Newt Gingrich, since they served together in Congress. Woolsey said, "He's got a brain but he overreaches; he's too big for his own good. He would be the worst president on earth." Press asked Woolsey if that meant she would prefer a President Michele Bachmann. "Probably, because — well she's...
  • Report: Rep. Lynn Woolsey to announce retirement Monday

    06/21/2011 11:11:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/21/11 | Torey Van Oot
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat is reporting that Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey is set to announce her retirement on Monday. The 73-year-old Democrat has publicly said for months that she was considering not seeking an eleventh term in Congress, telling reporters she would likely make a final decision in June.
  • Peter King will support more funds for military operations in Libya

    03/26/2011 3:32:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies ^ | 03/26/11
    The top-ranking Republican on homeland security issues in the House said he would support President Obama if he had to request more money from Congress to continue U.S. military operations in Libya. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, stressed that the U.S. needs to “take out Gadhafi” but that Obama needs to tell lawmakers exactly what the White House’s end-game scenario is going forward. “I want us to take out Gadhafi,” said King on CNN’s John King on Friday evening. “I want this effort to be successful. I just don't think it's been thought...
  • Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey: Capitol Hill's Lindsay Lohan

    03/18/2011 4:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies | March 18, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    A grown woman in public office who acts like Lindsay Lohan has no business comparing one of America's finest generals to Charlie Sheen. But anti-war Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey has never shown any restraint when it comes to trashing America's military leaders before the world. That's because being a Code Pink liberal -- like being a Hollywood brat -- means never having to apologize for your reckless words and deeds. Woolsey took to the House floor on Wednesday to report on her "Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force" hearing with critics of the Afghanistan war. She parroted Rolling...
  • Lynn Woolsey: A National Embarrassment

    01/08/2011 3:47:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 08, 2011 | Nancy Morgan
    My nephew, Lance Corporal Lee Morgan, will be deploying to Afghanistan next Friday. This will be his second tour of duty there. Lee will be putting his life on the line, once again, fighting a war which is described by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) as "an epic failure, a national embarrassment and a moral blight." While my nephew is risking his life to fight the war on terror, Ms. Woolsey is exercising her right to polish her moral vitaes (on the backs of others) by blithely passing judgment on what the Obama administration has re-defined as merely an "overseas contingency...
  • California Congresswoman Thinks Obama Is “Center-Right”

    11/25/2010 7:07:26 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    President Barack Obama is center-right? Go figure, I thought he was a far left liberal. My bad. * Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Progressive Caucus in the House, says she and other liberals are counting on Rep. Nancy Pelosi to pull on President Obama’s “shirttails to make sure he doesn’t move from center-right to far-right,” the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Republican leaders may be surprised to hear the president described politically as “center-right,” but they are expected to meet with him after Thanksgiving to see if they can reach agreement on any of the legislation before the lame-duck...
  • Progressive leaders back Clyburn over Hoyer for minority whip post

    11/09/2010 3:04:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2010 | Russell Berman
    Both House leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are throwing their support behind Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) in his race against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for minority whip. "I support Mr. Clyburn. They both have been effective leaders, but Jim Clyburn is our whip, and he’s been a good whip,” the co-chairwoman of the caucus, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), told The Hill. Woolsey said the group’s co-chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), was also backing Clyburn, although the caucus as a whole was not taking a position in the intra-party battle. “We’ll be working it [for Clyburn], but not for the...
  • Liberals try to bring back public option for health care, citing potential savings

    07/22/2010 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/21/2010 | Noam N. Leavy
    WASHINGTON - At a time when both political parties are worrying about the federal deficit, an unexpected and unorthodox proposal is coming back from the shadows of last year's health-care debate the "public option." The idea of creating a major government health insurance program was roundly rejected last year, but the 128 House Democrats pushing to reconsider the idea are now advancing the argument that it would help hold down federal spending. Their bill, which faces long odds, would allow Americans who do not get insurance at work to choose a government plan for their health coverage starting in 2014....
  • "This Is Anarchy" Protester Blasts Rep. Lynn Woolsey On How They Will Force Thru Obamacare (Video)

    09/03/2009 10:38:55 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 9 replies · 906+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/3/09 | talkradio03
    This shows that people's voices are gonna be heard, and the White House doesn't have anybody fooled....nuff said
  • 1,200 fill 'raucous' health care forum (Woolsey town hall)

    09/02/2009 12:26:12 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 5 replies · 609+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | September 1, 2009 | Paul Payne
    An overflow crowd of about 1,200 people attended a boisterous town hall meeting Monday night in Petaluma on the national health overhaul, many expressing support for a proposed government-run program and others shouting it down. Nearly 100 shut out of overflowing meeting The two-hour meeting, run by Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey, was the first and only chance for many Sonoma and Marin County residents to ask questions and air comments before Congress reconvenes after Labor Day to consider the pending legislation. Dozens spoke on both sides of the debate amid constant jeers and chants from an audience that filled every...
  • Muslim Congressman Arrested With Dhimmicrats at Darfur Protest

    04/27/2009 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 19 replies · 979+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | April 27Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    US Islamist Congressman Keith Ellison was arrested as he was protesting for aid groups to be allowed into Darfur to help his Muslim brothers. He was asked to leave and would not, subsequently he was arrested. Would Mr.Ellison of showed so much passion if it were not Muslims involved? I doubt it.
  • Angry MoveOn calls for Iraq backbone (Pop some popcorn!)

    05/23/2007 9:18:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1,616+ views
    The Politico ^ | May 23, 2007 | Josephine Hearn
    Anti-war activists vowed they will have long memories about the deal Democratic leaders struck with the Bush administration this week on Iraq war funding, warning that they will exact retribution from lawmakers in both parties in 2008. Enraged by what they considered capitulation by Democrats, anti-war leaders vowed to redouble their efforts at defeating the next funding request when it comes up as expected in September. The group, which previously had been an ally of the Democratic leadership on the war issue, in a statement raised the specter of "in-district advertising and recruitment of primary challengers" as punishment for...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-02-06 ("Cindy Sheehan Does NOT Speak For Me")

    02/02/2006 5:11:05 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 149 replies · 2,237+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 2, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Uh-oh. It looks like DUmmie ruggerson is about to head for a Tombstoning ceremony for uttering these heretical words, "Cindy Sheehan Does NOT Speak For Me," in this THREAD. Whenever a DUmmie shows a brief Kewpie Doll moment of mental clarity, he is almost certain to be flamed bigtime by his fellow DUmmies. And to speak ill of sacred leftist icon, Cindy Sheehan, is sacrilege among the Left. As for Cindy's attempted protest last night against the President, I wonder if Cindy will also try to protest against her buddy Hugo Chavez when his term of office ends in...
  • Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Fundraiser (Ed Asner; Warren Beatty, Senator Barbara Boxer alert

    02/02/2006 4:51:50 PM PST · by angelsonmyside · 40 replies · 1,413+ views
    Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Fundraiser Saturday February 04 Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, the first Member of Congress to call on the President to bring our troops home, will be in Los Angeles on Saturday February 4th for a very exciting but critical fundraiser against the most well-known, well-financed challenger she's ever faced. She is facing a primary challenge from a termed-out Assemblyman Joe Nation, a moderate Democrat who has been critical of her stand on the war and on bringing home our troops. He is raising money from people who have given money to Tom DeLay and Bush-Cheney and his legislative district...
  • Woolsey-Eyed Democrats

    02/01/2006 9:53:25 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies · 1,415+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2-2-06 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
        Woolsey-Eyed DemocratsBy R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. Published 2/2/2006 12:08:54 AM WASHINGTON -- In the months after our invasion of Iraq -- our liberation of Iraq -- there was a neat little peace movement. It was composed of the likes of linguist Noam Chomsky, Ramsey Clark, and various lesser patheticos who all looked like they belonged on the streets of Berkeley, California, some with begging pots in their hands. That this forlorn band did not grow for many months was no surprise to me. America had suffered 3,000 casualties at home, not one of whom had been engaged in warfare...

    02/01/2006 8:29:55 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 60 replies · 3,196+ views
    Rep. Lynn Woolsey is the member of Congress reportedly responsible for giving Cindy Sheehan access to the State of the Union address last night. When it comes to whether she knew Sheehan would pull the stunt she pulled, Woolsey has absolutely no plausible deniability. She is one of disruptive guerilla group Code Pink's biggest advocates. Recall that Code Pink obtained 16 tickets--reportedly from unidentified members of Congress from New York and California-- to last year's inaugural address, which they interrupted repeatedly with their screams and banner-unfurling antics. Woolsey should be ashamed of sponsoring Sheehan's attempt to turn a historic, ceremonial...
  • Cindy Sheehan Claiming Police Brutality

    02/01/2006 5:50:26 AM PST · by wagglebee · 173 replies · 5,226+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/1/06 | NewsMax
    "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan is so angry that she wasn't allowed to disrupt last night's State of the Union address that intends to file a lawsuit claiming she was brutalized by Capitol Hill police who suppressed her first amendment freedoms. "I have the bruises and muscle spasms to prove it," Sheehan said, in a message posted to several left wing web sites after she was arrested and then released on her own recognizance. Sheehan also contends she suffered emotional trauma, complaining: "I am so upset and sore it is hard to think straight." The Bush-bashing Gold Star mom says she...
  • CINDY SPEAKS!!!! (Talks about her bruises and spasms!)

    02/01/2006 1:12:39 AM PST · by Howlin · 232 replies · 6,803+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 1, 2006
    Dear Friends, As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight. I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country. CindySheehan's diary :: :: There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened: This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh, Lynn brought me a ticket to the...
  • Sheehan hauled in from House gallery - Rep Woolsey stunned American arrested for wearing T-shirt

    02/01/2006 1:36:25 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 110 replies · 3,765+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle | ^ | February 1, 2006 | Edward Epstein
    Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan of Vacaville, given a ticket by Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, to attend President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday evening, was arrested by Capitol police in the front row of the House gallery, reportedly for wearing a T-shirt with an anti-war message in violation of House rules. Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq while serving in the Army, gained national fame in August when she camped out near Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch unsuccessfully seeking a meeting with the president. Since then she has campaigned against the war and was arrested outside the White...
  • (Lynn)WoolseyWatch -- Guest for State of Union Address Arrested by Capitol Police

    01/31/2006 8:47:11 PM PST · by stratman1969 · 4 replies · 292+ views
    Marooned in Marin ^ | 01/31/2006 | Marooned in Marin
    Cindy Sheehan, whose grief at losing her son in Iraq has been manipulated by the Enemy Within, was arrested by Capitol Police prior to tonight's State of the Union Address. She was the guest of "Red" Lynn Woolsey, the treasonous Congresswoman representing Marin & Sonoma Counties. According to news reports, Sheehan was trying to unfurl a banner in the balcony of the House of Representatives. Woolsey is one of a handful of Democrats in the House who co-signed an impeachment bill. As mentioned here on January 14, she is one of 200 signatures for an "Urgent Peace Plan" by the...
  • Nation comes out swinging (CA congressional DEM primary)

    01/30/2006 8:11:15 PM PST · by byteback · 5 replies · 402+ views
    Marin IJ ^ | Jan 30, 2006 | Richard Halstead
    Assemblyman Joe Nation has started off the new year by firing a couple of political broadsides at Rep. Lynn Woolsey. Nation, D-San Rafael, is challenging Woolsey, D-Petaluma, for the Democratic nomination in the June primary. While Nation is viewed as a political moderate, Woolsey is one of the more liberal members of Congress. In a press release, Nation blasted Woolsey for taking privately-sponsored trips to such exotic locales as Jamaica, Cancun and the Bahamas. In another salvo this month, Nation took Woolsey to task for voting against pay raises for U.S. troops while voting to increase her own pay. "People...
  • Rep Lynn Woolsey enables Cindy Sheehan's attempt to disrupt SOTU

    02/01/2006 7:25:55 AM PST · by ichabod_65 · 52 replies · 2,079+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2-01-06 | ichabod_65
    THOSE WHO TUNED IN EARLY TO THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS LAST NIGHT know Cindy Sheehan got herself arrested before the speech began. Unless they follow the Hate America Left closely, what they don’t know is that Sheehan was ejected because she and her cronies tried to hijack the president’s constitutionally mandated annual speech by shouting him down. And a “progressive” congresswoman may have been her enabler.
  • Cindy Sheehan Plans To Be In Audience At Bush Address

    01/31/2006 4:18:57 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 238 replies · 5,731+ views
    Cindy Sheehan said she will be part of the live audience during the president's State of the Union speech to congress Tuesday. Bay Area Congresswoman Lynn Woosley gave anti-war activist a gallery pass late Tuesday, just hours before the planned State of the Union speech. Sheehan was in Washington to protest the president during his national address, but then came word she was invited to see the speech live. A spokesman for Sheehan says she decided to accept the invitation two hours prior to the speech. The spokesman also said that Sheehan will be respectful and listen to the address...
  • Santa Rosa lawmaker heralded movement to withdraw troops

    11/25/2005 8:05:01 AM PST · by ncountylee · 19 replies · 343+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Nov. 25, 2005 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON - Long before the issue of withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq exploded in Congress earlier this month, a Bay Area congresswoman had been leading a sometimes lonely fight to bring the troops home. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Santa Rosa, was the first to introduce legislation calling for withdrawal, on Jan. 26, making the 68-year-old grandmother the unofficial matriarch of the movement in Congress. ``I was sure it was the right thing to do,'' Woolsey said one recent afternoon in her Capitol Hill office. ``I felt also if I wasn't willing to stand up for something I believed in I didn't...
  • Senator Boxer: Securing Marine Sanctuaries

    07/20/2005 1:58:29 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies · 627+ views
    Barbara Boxer Email ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2005 | Barbara Boxer
    I thought you would be interested in the following message. =============================================== Dear Friend: Protecting our oceans makes good economic and environmentalsense.  Our oceans not only provide food and recreation butalso help to regulate our water quality and climate.  Someareas of our ocean are particularly vital, supporting anabundance of fish and marine mammals.  One of these areas isfound just off the coast of Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, and SanFrancisco counties. I recently joined Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey at a pressconference to highlight our legislation to provide greaterprotection to a larger portion of California’s coast.  Her billin the House, and mine in the Senate,...
  • Hillary Clinton in Evangelical Outreach

    07/01/2005 6:40:25 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 79 replies · 1,577+ views ^ | June 30, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is reportedly consulting with a prominent evangelical minister who's coaching her on how to communicate with Christian fundamentalists, a top clergyman said this week. "She has engaged the former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, Assemblies of God minister Dr. Don Argue," Rev. Rob Schenck said Thursday. Schenck is president of the National Clergy Council. Appearing on Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" radio show, Rev. Schenck told fill-in host Steve Malzberg that Rev. Dr. Argue had visited with the Clintons "numerous times in the White House" and is now helping Mrs. Clinton "learn the...
  • Lee and Woolsey will lead caucus (co-chairwomen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus) BARF Alert!

    02/09/2005 10:05:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 337+ views
    Bay Area Reps. Barbara Lee and Lynn Woolsey were unanimously elected Tuesday as co-chairwomen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Lee, D-Oakland, has been co-chairwoman of the group of several dozen liberal Democrats in the past; Woolsey, D-Petaluma, replaces Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio. "During the last election cycle, tens of thousands of people got involved with politics for the first time because they were drawn to the basic principles of fairness and justice that the Progressive Caucus has long represented in Congress," said Lee, vowing to continue the commitment to those principles while building "stronger connections with young people and communities of...
  • House Of Representatives & The Boy Scouts: It's Time To Slap Around The ACLU

    11/26/2004 5:17:39 AM PST · by onevoter · 19 replies · 1,027+ views ^ | 11.26.04 06:42 AM | Joseph Grant Swank
    Let it be known far and wide who the 3 are: Democratic Reps. John Dingell of Michigan, Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Lynn Woolsey of California. Dems ALL. These are the 3 stooges who voted in favor of further harassment from the ACLU against the Boy Scouts of America. These are the 3 who stand for irrational, godless, immoral postulates. May they forever be remembered for the disgrace they publicly displayed in the House of Representatives on Saturday, November 20, 2004. However, kudos to the elected American loyalists who stood firmly against the persistent unAmerican devilment of the ACLU, especially...
  • House Passes Resolution on Boy Scouts

    11/20/2004 9:57:08 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 17 replies · 769+ views
    WASHINGTON — The House on Saturday commended the Boy Scouts (search) and condemned legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of its requirement that members believe in God. A nonbinding resolution, passed by a 391-3 vote, recognized the 3.2 million-member Boy Scouts for its public service efforts. But the main thrust of the debate was what the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said were the "strident legal attacks" on the group. The Pentagon (search) agreed last week to tell U.S. military bases around the world not to directly sponsor Boy Scout troops. ....... Voting...
  • House Condemns Criticism of Boy Scouts

    11/20/2004 8:57:06 AM PST · by nypokerface · 24 replies · 1,188+ views
    AP ^ | 11/20/04 | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON - The House on Saturday commended the Boy Scouts and condemned legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of its requirement that members believe in God. A nonbinding resolution, passed by a 391-3 vote, recognized the 3.2 million-member Boy Scouts for its public service efforts. But the main thrust of the debate was what the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said were the "strident legal attacks" on the group. The Pentagon agreed last week to tell U.S. military bases around the world not to directly sponsor Boy Scout troops. The warning resulted from...
  • Rep. Woolsey To Constituent: Some Rapes Are More Equal Than Others

    02/19/2004 10:32:00 AM PST · by robowombat · 19 replies · 171+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 17, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    February 17, 2004 Rep. Woolsey To Constituent: Some Rapes Are More Equal Than Others By Michelle Malkin If California Representative Lynn Woolsey were a Republican white male, feminists would be picketing his office, Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe would be calling for his immediate resignation, and the New York Times would be in full editorial lynch mode. But luckily for Lynn Woolsey, she is a card-carrying member of the untouchable ultraliberal women’s brigade. This prominent Democrat’s reprehensible behavior in a recent rape case has been buried by the national press and National Organization for Women elites. Here’s what they...
  • Michelle Malkin - Shame on you, Lynn Woolsey

    02/17/2004 9:32:54 PM PST · by kattracks · 59 replies · 275+ views ^ | 2/18/04 | Michelle Malkin
    If Calif. Rep. Lynn Woolsey were a Republican white male, feminists would be picketing his office, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe would be calling for his immediate resignation, and the New York Times would be in full editorial lynch mode.But luckily for Lynn Woolsey, she is a card-carrying member of the untouchable ultraliberal women's brigade. This prominent Democrat's reprehensible behavior in a recent rape case has been buried by the national press and National Organization for Women elites. Here's what they won't tell you:Last July, a 20-year-old thug named Stewart Pearson soaked a rag in toilet bowl cleanser and...
  • (Representative)Woolsey Apologizes for Letter (Supporting Rapist)

    02/10/2004 9:52:43 AM PST · by BlessedByLiberty · 14 replies · 648+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 2/10/04 | Jennifer Golan
    Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - Congresswoman asked for leniency for worker's son convicted of rape Rep. Lynn Woolsey apologized yesterday for "making a horrible situation worse" by asking for leniency for an acquaintance who raped a Marin teenager. "I am writing to apologize to the young woman from Terra Linda who was the victim of sexual assault at the hands of Stewart Pearson," Woolsey, D-Petaluma, said in a brief written statement to the Independent Journal. "I did send a letter during the sentencing phase to (Marin Superior Court) Judge Terrence Boren, explaining that I knew Mr. Pearson's family, thought highly...
  • Woolsey backs Department of Peace bill

    04/10/2003 1:46:58 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 24 replies · 392+ views
    Press Democrat ^ | 4/10/2003 | Clark Mason
    Democratic congresswoman calls war an outdated concept: 'We have to do something about it' Rep. Lynn Woolsey wants peace to have a better chance. In ambitious legislation re-introduced in Congress this week, the Petaluma Democrat and 46 congressional co-authors have proposed the creation of a Department of Peace, a kind of counterbalance to the Department of Defense. . . .
  • Doves step up efforts to halt march to war

    03/13/2003 8:57:43 AM PST · by GeneD · 5 replies · 277+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 03/13/2003 | Edward Epstein
    <p>Washington -- As war apparently draws nearer, anti-war members of Congress led by Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland outlined their last-ditch bid on Wednesday to reopen debate on whether the United States should attack Iraq.</p> <p>Lee's vehicle, the latest in a host of anti-war resolutions that the leadership of both houses has refused to take up, is the introduction of a nonbinding resolution that would put the House on record as opposing so-called wars of pre-emption.</p>
  • A House Divided Among California's Democrats

    09/27/2002 6:15:55 AM PDT · by GeneD · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/27/02 | Janet Hook
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-Petaluma) is a strong "no" vote on going to war with Iraq. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Mission Hills) is a solid "yes." Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher of Alamo, like many other Democrats on Capitol Hill, wishes the whole issue could be decided after November's elections. The state's Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have raised no qualms about President Bush's Iraq policy. California's congressional delegation is, in short, a microcosm of Congress as a whole as it grapples with Bush's request for a resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq. "The snapshot is: Republicans are supportive of...
  • Feeling a Bit Woolsey [CEDAW]

    09/25/2002 8:38:56 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 2 replies · 425+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/25/2002 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Representative Lynn Woolsey thinks that the United States should learn about women's rights from Saudi Arabia. by Stephen F. Hayes 09/25/2002 12:00:00 AM Stephen F. Hayes, staff writer CALIFORNIA REPRESENTATIVE Lynn Woolsey wants the United States to sign something she refers to as CEDAW--the United Nations' Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. So she sent out a "dear colleague" letter that reads, in part: "Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, United States, Iran. Which one of these is different from the others??? If you guessed the United States--you're wrong. If you guessed Saudi Arabia, you're right." The Saudis,...