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  • Freddie Gray had spine surgery before his arrest

    04/28/2015 4:23:48 PM PDT · by revivaljoe · 9 replies
    fourth estate ^ | 4/28/2015 | fouth estate
    Freddie Gray had a pre-existing spinal and neck injury and had severe damage and scar tissue from an accident that Allstate Insurance was paying him a large structured settlement. Freddie had several unsuccessful spinal fusion surgeries, he most recent spinal/cervical operation was a week and a half before he was arrested. Freddie should have been at home in bed resting and recovering from recent major operation instead of manufacturing and distributing drugs on the streets and resisting arrest. Freddie has a criminal record pages long for manufacturing and distributing controlled dangerous drugs that were cocaine crack heroine etc. along with...
  • What does Obama's punt on Holder replacement mean?

    10/17/2014 4:15:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2014 | Makan Delrahim, contributor
    On Tuesday, exactly three weeks before the midterm elections, the White House confirmed that President Obama would not be nominating a new attorney general until after the elections. Media reports indicate that the decision to delay was requested by Senate Democrats and was done to avoid the nomination being "caught up in election year politics." Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican (and if the Republicans take back the majority, the next chairman) of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in equating the move to the president's delay of the threatened executive action on immigration, said that "[f]irst it was immigration, and...
  • Failure Upon Failure - The disintegration of the Obama presidency

    10/10/2014 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 20, 2014 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A year before his first inauguration, Barack Obama laid out the objective of his presidency: to renew faith and trust in -activist government and transform the country. In an hourlong interview with the editorial board of the Reno Gazette-Journal on January 16, 2008, Obama said that his campaign was already “shifting the political paradigm” and promised that his presidency would do the same. His model would be Ronald Reagan, who “put us on a fundamentally different path,” in a way that distinguished him from leaders who were content merely to occupy the office. “I think that Ronald Reagan changed the...
  • You Want President Obama Impeached, Sarah Palin? For What? (The black backlash begins)

    07/10/2014 12:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Root ^ | July 9, 2014 | David Swerdlick, associate editor
    If she’s demanding impeachment, it would be nice if she could at least tell us what for.If you’re familiar with the oeuvre of the late conservative Internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart, you’ll know that he’s remembered among his admirers for the cri de coeur that he offered right before his death: “Apologize for WHAT?” It’s become as much a part of Tea Party lore as Rick Santelli’s CNBC rant or South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” So you’ll pardon me if I find it just a bit ironic that Breitbart.com is where Palin chose to pen her immediately infamous op-ed...
  • When should Boehner file an Injunction with the Consumer Protection Agency against Obamacare?

    11/07/2013 7:03:48 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 36 replies
    Graewoulf | November 7, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Seldom have so few done so much financial harm to so many as is now occurring with the partial mandatory implementation of the Obama Socialist Health Insurance Tax, commonly called "Obamacare." Estimates today on FOX News "Fox and Friends" start at 4.5 Million clients who will have their current Medical Insurance policies cancelled at year end because those existing insurance policies are considered to be illegal by the Mandatory Obamacare Federal Insurance Tax Law. Will Speaker Boehner do ANYTHING to protect Insurance consumers from the harsh financial ruin that Obamacare clearly promises?
  • Whitehouse.gov petition: Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by US DoJ [shortened]

    07/15/2013 11:46:29 AM PDT · by justlurking · 15 replies
    The White House ^ | 2013-07-14 | T.C.
    Full title: Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for She Deliberately Withheld Evidence Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for the unlawful Prosecution of George Zimmerman for depriving him of his Constitutional Rights of Life and Liberty by the United States Department of Justice, Eric Holder, United States Attorney General in United States District Court as swiftly and expeditiously as is possible. Angela Corey is alleged to have omitted material exculpatory facts, such as photographs of the wounds on George Zimmerman's head, which go to his defense of...
  • Now Congress Wants to Exempt Itself from Obamacare

    04/25/2013 8:23:59 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 55 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | April 25, 2013 | Bob Moffit
    No argument for Obamacare’s repeal can top the simple fact that Members of Congress do not want it to apply to them. Today’s Politico reports that the House and Senate congressional leadership—both Democrats and Republicans working in cahoots with Obama Administration officials—have been secretly negotiating for months trying to find a way to exempt Members of Congress and their staffs from being forced into Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. Beginning on January 1, 2014, these exchanges, to be run by the federal government or the states (under federal rules) will offer federally “qualified” insurance coverage for millions of Americans. Ordinary Americans...
  • 'Fast and Furious' Supervisors Were Not Promoted, ATF Says

    08/22/2011 6:15:57 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 13 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/22/2011 | Catholic Online - News Consortium
    LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Los Angeles, Times reported that William G. McMahon, William D. Newell and David Voth, the three key supervisors in the Phoenix-run investigation that went wrong, were promoted to management positions at the ATF's Washington headquarters. The House committee investigating "Fast and Furious" asked the ATF to explain the new jobs and to confirm whether or not McMahon, Newell and Voth had been promoted. The ATF's acting director Kenneth E. Melson, told the Oversight and Government Reform Committee staff that the jobs were not considered promotions because as no one received a raise in...
  • Is a lawsuit possible? (Vanity)

    04/04/2011 3:08:41 PM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 11 replies
    Vaniity | March 4th | William of Barsoom
    Is it possible to sue a politician for violation of an implied contract when he fails to perform in accord with his campaign promises?
  • It Sounds So Much Better Read Out Loud (Palin article read by Rush Limbaugh)

    01/21/2011 9:58:22 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 29 replies
    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion ^ | 1/21/11 | William Jacobson
    A reading of We Just Witnessed The Media’s Test Run To Re-Elect Barack Obama, by Rush Limbaugh today. (yesterday).Go to link to listen.
  • Malfeasance In Office

    08/16/2009 1:55:30 PM PDT · by tomdavidd · 7 replies · 803+ views
    http://www.tomdavidd.com/blog/ ^ | August 16, 2009 | Thomas D Dowling
    We must never again allow our leaders to have unaccountable trust! EVER! People are corruptible! We must always question and watch very closely everything they do! Our Freedom, Our beloved Constitution, Our National Sovereignty, “We the People” and the fact that we are a Constitutional Republic is why the United States of America is the Greatest Nation in the World! Any bad truths about our Country are the slow results of the corruptible human nature of a few individuals! Power and wealth can corrupt a person if not kept in check! After we fix our current problems, and we will,...
  • California government declares fiscal emergency over budget

    07/01/2009 5:09:54 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 4 replies · 847+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 07/1/2009 | Jim Christie
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday declared a fiscal emergency to force lawmakers into a special session to tackle a state budget gap that has widened to $26.3 billion from $24.3 billion after they failed to close it on Tuesday. Lawmakers debated late into the night Tuesday but could not agree on a plan to balance California's budget for its new fiscal year, which began early Wednesday morning. That cleared the way for state officials to suspend payments owed to vendors and local agencies, who instead will get "IOU" notes promising payment. The notes would mark...
  • The Stimulus Bill: Why the Senate Must Fix the Health Care Provisions

    02/10/2009 9:13:34 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 17 replies · 802+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 02/10/2009 | EagleUSA
    Liberals in Congress, under the guise of emergency economic stimulus legislation, are attempting to push forward their radical health care agenda. These provisions would fuel fiscal irresponsibility in state Medicaid programs, expand dependence on the already-unsound Medicaid entitlement program, distort health care choices for unemployed workers, and set up a federal infrastructure that could be used as a tool for government rationing of medical treatments, procedures, and services. If Members of Congress insist on these provisions, they should at the very least require a review of Medicaid spending by the states, prioritize Medicaid spending on a state-by-state basis, empower families...
  • Will $700B bailout work? We may never know

    01/30/2009 1:55:26 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 8 replies · 316+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 01/30/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – We may never know whether the government's $700 billion bailout of the financial industry worked, according to a new report from congressional auditors. That's because it will be impossible to sort out which of the government's spending and other tinkering has made a difference, according to the report released Friday by the Government Accountability Office. The report covers Treasury's administration of the bailout, called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, through Jan. 23. Nearly $294 billion had been released by that date — almost $200 billion of it through a program to inject capital directly into financial institutions. The...
  • Citigroup Prefers Naming Rights of Mets' Stadium to Employing Real People

    11/25/2008 7:34:26 AM PST · by bamahead · 20 replies · 660+ views
    MLB Fanhouse ^ | Nov 24th 2008 | Matt Snyder
    When news of Citigroup's financial woes broke last week, I assumed the Mets' new stadium would end up having a different name than Citi Field. It's been common knowledge for quite some time that Citi's paying the Mets $400 million over the course of 20 years just to have their name plastered on that enormous facade. Unfortunately, it's better for business to advertise than it is to care about real people's jobs. Citigroup is still going to sponsor the new stadium, and is planning on picking up that colossal tab over the next two decades. Some other feathers in the...
  • Ohio DSS director who checked out Joe the Plumber is an Obama donor

    10/27/2008 10:07:10 PM PDT · by flyfree · 81 replies · 2,626+ views
    Ohio's Head of Job and Family Services Approved a Child-Support Search on Joe Wurzelbacher Immediately After Third Debate; Her Excuse? "Oh, We Always Do That" Confirmed: Max Donor to Obama Helen Jones-Kelley (two e's in Kelley) just happens to be a maximum $2300 contributor to Barack Obama.
  • Democrats Kill Ban on Terrorists in Schools

    08/06/2008 7:25:58 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 41 replies · 750+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 08/06/2008 | EagleUSA
    Majority Democrats in the California Assembly have rejected two amendments that would have allowed schools to fire any employee discovered to be part of an extremist terror network and require users of school facilities to affirm they are not terrorists. A report from Karen England at the Capital Resource Institute said the amendments were submitted by assemblymen Martin Garrick and Chuck DeVore to a plan that also would allow members of the Communist Party to teach in public schools. "I am appalled that Democrat lawmakers will not agree to these commonsense amendments," said England, executive director of CRFI. "My son...
  • Corruption is Killing Daytona Beach - When will it STOP?

    07/07/2008 6:26:06 PM PDT · by DaytonaPost · 9 replies · 197+ views
    The Daytona Post ^ | 7/6/08 | DaytonaPost
    Daytona Beach is dying a slow death due to widespread corruption and abuses in City Hall. When will this stop? The State Attorney, who shares a lot of the same campaign contributors that have caused many of the abuses, refuses to instigate an investigation in spite of the overwhelming evidence and multiple criminal complaints from citizens. The Daytona Post
  • Laborer center plan for NE hit(DC)

    09/14/2007 11:30:06 AM PDT · by JZelle · 4 replies · 291+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-14-07 | Gary Emerling
    About two dozen demonstrators gathered outside a D.C. Zoning Commission meeting last night to object to plans to place a day-laborer center in a Northeast shopping plaza. "I do not want to see a day-labor center in the area," said Pat Smith, a program analyst who lives a block from the proposed site, near a Home Depot at 901 Rhode Island Ave. NE. "I don't want to see my taxpaying dollars going to illegal immigrants." D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., Ward 5 Democrat, plans to spend $500,000 in city funds for the project, which he says would also provide...
  • An Update on the Nicholas Corbett Case From Local 2544

    08/14/2007 4:50:25 PM PDT · by Ajnin · 4 replies · 441+ views
    NBPC.Net, Local 2544 ^ | August 13th, 2007 | NBP Union Local 2544
    A hearing on this matter was held on August 6, 2007 at a JP courthouse in Bisbee, Arizona. Several things have been reinforced: (1) The Mexican Consulate is the engine behind this ridiculous prosecution. They take great pride in destroying the careers and lives of Border Patrol agents. They have an agenda (open borders and zero immigration enforcement), and they bully our weak American government counterparts into doing their bidding. It’s sickening. (2) The alleged victim in this case was a gang-banger. He was wearing gloves when he threatened Agent Corbett with a rock. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department did...
  • L.A. Mayor Condemns Immigration Rally Violence (PUKE ALERT)

    06/15/2007 10:38:24 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies · 545+ views
    AP / Fox News ^ | 06/15/2007 | EagleUSA
    LOS ANGELES — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa condemned the Police Department's use of force against demonstrators and reporters at an immigration rally, saying he was "deeply, personally troubled" by the clash. The mayor returned home Friday after cutting short a trade mission to El Salvador and Mexico amid criticism for being out of town since Tuesday's melee at MacArthur Park. "Like every Angeleno I was deeply, personally troubled by the events of May 1st," the mayor said at City Hall. "Those images hit me in the gut. "... We don't need a long and lengthy investigation to stand up and speak...
  • Al-Qaida No. 2 Mocks Iraq Pullout Bill

    05/05/2007 5:51:09 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 21 replies · 976+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 05/2007 | EagleUSA
    CAIRO, Egypt - A new video of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader released on Saturday mocks President Bush and U.S. legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, saying the bill would rob the group's fighters of the chance to kill more Americans. Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahri derided the new U.S.-backed Baghdad security plan, recounting an April 12 suicide bombing in Baghdad's heavily protected Green Zone when an attacker slipped through security and killed a Sunni legislator in the Iraqi parliament's cafeteria. An al-Qaida-led amalgam of Sunni insurgents in Iraq claimed responsibility. "And lest Bush worry, I congratulate...
  • Cheney: Democrats Will Drop Timetables

    04/15/2007 7:01:29 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 8 replies · 646+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 04/15/2007 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney says he is "willing to bet" that Democratic lawmakers will back down and approve a war-spending bill that doesn't call for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. Top Democratic leaders shot back that Cheney has lost all public credibility. With President Bush and Congress in a stalemate — he plans to veto legislation that orders U.S. troops home, which the House and Senate plan to send him — both sides are looking ahead. In an interview broadcast Sunday, Cheney predicted the Democrats will blink. He said Congress will end up passing a "clean" bill that...
  • Clinton hit in TV ad for not fighting terror

    10/03/2006 5:37:25 AM PDT · by radar101 · 21 replies · 1,119+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3 OCT 2006 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Former President Clinton defends his record on terrorism in heated interview with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace (photo: Fox News Sunday) If Bill Clinton was really offended by Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace about his efforts to get Osama bin Laden and fight terror, he's really going to be incensed about a new series of TV commercials set to air on national news programs this week. The first 30-second spot, "Defending Freedom," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzTQMjkVtcI commends President Bush's actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and blasts Clinton for not making the fight against terror a priority. It is produced by Move...
  • Spitzer Shock

    08/30/2006 9:10:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,135+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 30, 2006 | Staff Editorial
    No sooner had Air Spitzer been grounded than the attorney general-cum-gubernatorial candidate found himself caught in an electrical storm. Eliot Spitzer has said that from now on he'll pay full price for flights in private jets, as the law has required all along. Mr. Spitzer had previously attempted to take cover behind a haze of technicalities to obscure his campaign's troubles with state lobbying and campaign finance laws when it comes to air transportation, as our Jacob Gershman has reported over the past week. Then the lightning started. The electrical storm centers on the fact, reported by the Associated Press,...
  • Immigration Bill's Cost Pegged at $127B

    08/21/2006 7:16:27 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 22 replies · 619+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | 8/21/2006 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON - The Senate's immigration proposal would cost $49 billion over the next five years and $127 billion over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The majority of the costs would be for increased enforcement, such as hiring more Border Patrol officers and building more detention facilities. The legislation would offer a chance at citizenship for millions of immigrants. Spending on government benefits programs, including refundable tax credits for the working poor, would rise by $16 billion for the years 2007-11, and by $48 billion over the decade, the CBO said in a report released over the...
  • [Mark Steyn] Undocumented Status for All!

    05/26/2006 1:42:19 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 49 replies · 1,627+ views
    NRO ^ | 2006.05.26 | Mark Steyn
    [Amother writer on NRO] is absolutely right - not the [post] on Sheena Easton, the one on immigration (though he's right on Sheena, too). But how about some of you natives piling on? I assumed NR's transplanted British Empire wallahs were steamed about this because we were foolish enough to check the wrong box and come here as legal immigrants - which, believe me, is a mistake I wouldn't make again. But this bill moves not just legal immigrants but U.S. citizens to the back of the bus. The undocumented guys only have to pay taxes for any three out...
  • Honest Kauai police turn over internal files to expose corrupted police officers.

    05/09/2006 5:54:37 PM PDT · by Pinkerton · 289+ views
    The Kauai Underground ^ | 05/08/06 | FreedomFighter
    HONEST KPD personnel have turned over police documents that prove corrupt police have conspired and targeted PINKERTON in an attempt to make PINKERTON a victim of malfeasances' and conspiracy to maliciously prosecute. Pinkerton has posted these files on his website.

    05/09/2006 5:18:15 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 108 replies · 2,539+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09 May A.D.2006 | Editors
    INVASION USAU.S. alerting Mexico to Minuteman patrols'Unbelievable that our own government....is sending intelligence to another country' Posted: May 9, 2006 11:37 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com The U.S. Border Patrol is tipping off Mexican authorities on the positions of members of the Minuteman civilian patrols. U.S. officials have agreed to the notification process to reassure the Mexican government that the illegal immigrants' rights are being observed, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario, Calif., reports. When the Minuteman and other civilian border patrol groups help apprehend illegal immigrants, the Mexican government must be notified, according to three documents on the...
  • Levee investigators consider malfeasance claims

    11/02/2005 7:09:58 PM PST · by caryatid · 12 replies · 578+ views
    BizNewOrleans.com ^ | November 2, 2005
    NEW ORLEANS — At least one of the experts testifying before a Senate panel investigating the levee failures said that the problems with the city’s flood control system could go beyond design flaws. Raymond Seed, an investigator for the National Science Foundation, told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs today that engineers are looking into claims that workers didn’t follow design specifications when they built certain sections of levee that were breached. “We are receiving some very disturbing reports from the people involved in some of these projects that suggest that perhaps not just...
  • Dallas Police Deny Positions To Former New Orleans Officers

    10/25/2005 12:09:55 PM PDT · by radar101 · 22 replies · 1,148+ views
    NBC 5 Dallas ^ | October 25, 2005 | NBC 5
    DALLAS -- The Dallas Police Department's search for a few good men and women continues, but the department is also turning down several candidates who moved to North Texas in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Background investigations revealed some of the candidates deserted their posts and evacuated New Orleans when they were needed most.Deputy Chief Floyd Simpson said those are not the kind of officers that the city of Dallas is looking for. "In law enforcement, in the military, deserting your post is considered, well, it's not a good thing," said Simpson. The Dallas Police Department insists all new recruits...
  • Court issues warrant for DeLay, sets bail

    10/19/2005 11:58:38 AM PDT · by SierraWasp · 235 replies · 10,572+ views
    MarketWatch.com (by Dow Jones) ^ | 10/19/05 | William L. Watts
    2:47pm 10/19/05 Court issues warrant for DeLay, sets bail: AP By William L. Watts WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A Texas court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and set his bail at $10,000 in a routine step before his first court appearance on conspiracy and state money laundering charges, the Associated Press reported. The issuance of the warrant is "a matter of routine and bond will be posted," DeLay attorney Dick DeGuerin told the A.P. The lawyer said DeLay would make his first court appearance Friday morning. DeLay, who remains a member of...
  • DeLay likely to be booked this week

    10/17/2005 11:35:08 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 28 replies · 1,940+ views
    AP ^ | 10-17-05
    Rep. Tom DeLay will likely be booked in a Texas county jail this week despite attempts by his attorneys to bypass the fingerprinting and mug shot process. The former House majority leader was forced to step down from the post last month when he was indicted by a Texas grand jury. DeLay initially was charged with conspiracy to violate the election code and days later was indicted on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to launder money in an alleged illegal scheme to funnel corporate money to Republican Texas legislative candidates. DeLay's arraignment is set for Friday before state district...
  • Permit official faces bribery charges - District attorney and FBI probe S.F. building department

    08/05/2005 8:06:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 302+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/5/5 | Susan Sward, Jaxon Vanderbeken
    Federal agents and district attorney's investigators descended on San Francisco's controversy-plagued building department Thursday and led away a longtime city employee in handcuffs after arresting him on felony bribery charges. Augustine Fallay, head of the Department of Building Inspection's one- stop permit program, faces 10 counts of bribery and three counts of perjury resulting from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the San Francisco district attorney's office. Fallay, 47, had worked for years as an official in the planning department before transferring to Building Inspection in 2001. There he had been manager of the 10-member one-stop permit...
  • School Board Treasurer Despires Children, Parents

    05/11/2005 3:01:03 PM PDT · by jbamb · 363+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 5/11/05 | John Bambenek
    Attached is e-mail coorespondence with someone who was outraged and the treasurer of the school board. This is how they look on parents and children, not as someone they are serving but subjects to command and cow into obedience. Maybe you didn't find the suspension outrageous, but this response is that much more outrageous. It's dripping contempt for the public for having a say and a criticism of them is too much. The absolute ridicule of a servicewoman trying to talk to her son and the son who wants to talk to his mom is beyond description. This is beyond...
  • Law enforcement frustrated over problems in the Pima County Attorney's Office

    05/11/2005 2:36:59 PM PDT · by Ramonan · 2 replies · 286+ views
    KVOA-4 ^ | May 7, 2005 | Lupita Murillo
    The county attorney's office has some explaining to do. Why are hundreds of drug cases being dropped and now, Eyewitness News 4 has learned that more than 300 summonses involving domestic violence haven't been served. This latest problem, involving domestic violence cases, could be particularly troubling for County Attorney Barbara LaWall. Lawall has run for office on a platform to fight domestic violence. Yesterday, Eyewitness News 4 broke the story that the county attorney's office was dropping over 500 drug cases. A letter went out to law enforcement agencies telling them about the drug cases the county attorney's office is...
  • Social Security deceit: Walter E. Williams exposes political deceit, lies and unkept promises

    02/23/2005 2:55:38 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 1,033+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, February 23, 2005 | Walter E. Williams
    President Bush's call to allow Americans to take a portion of the money they pay as Social Security taxes to set up private retirement accounts has to be a good idea. Why? The more of what a person earns that's in his pocket and under his control, the better off he will be. At a later date, when the details of the president's plans are known, I'll address the various reform plans under debate. For now, let's look at some of the gross political deceit, lies and unkept promises that have become a part of Social Security. Here's what a...
  • King County voters in good hands

    01/25/2005 7:41:25 AM PST · by Josef1235 · 44 replies · 2,192+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 25 January 2005 | Corky Mattingly
    Guest columnist King County voters in good hands By Corky Mattingly Special to The Times I've been particularly troubled by one recurring comment regarding the gubernatorial recount in King County. It pertains to county Elections Director Dean Logan's professionalism and integrity. There also have been suggestions that Logan's decisions are based on partisan politics and are without justification or regard to Washington state law. As president of the Washington State Association of County Auditors, I assure you nothing could be further from the truth. All 39 counties conducted the recount process according to the rules currently in place, which are...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Ex-McGreevey Aide's Legal Team Falls Outside the Norm

    08/24/2004 5:14:55 AM PDT · by MainFrame65 · 2 replies · 344+ views
    New Jersey Law Journal via www.law.com ^ | 08-24-2004 | Tim O'Brien
    The trumpeted sexual harassment suit against Gov. James McGreevey by former aide Golan Cipel would no doubt be the most sensational employment case in state history. The threat alone led the governor to resign and acknowledge that he is gay. So who did Cipel, identified by McGreevey aides as the man with whom the governor had a consensual, adulterous affair, turn to as his lawyer? (snip) (Allen) Lowy has no visible labor and employment experience, is not admitted in New Jersey and, according to a close friend and colleague, is not a litigator. Lowy has brought on co-counsel, but that...
  • Whistleblower coming in cold from the F.B.I. [9/11 FBI Stonewall Alert]

    01/25/2004 5:21:09 AM PST · by kemosabe · 2 replies · 330+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | January 25, 2004 | Gail Sheehy
    Whistleblower Coming In Cold From the F.B.I. by Gail Sheehy Sibel Edmonds says she was shocked at the lack of security in the F.B.I.?s counterintelligence squad when she went to work there shortly after Sept. 11. But when she spoke up, she was canned. Gail Sheehy tells her story.
  • ZOT! You are being fleeced

    10/15/2003 10:02:41 AM PDT · by 847184727965B · 441 replies · 1,547+ views
    The calculator | Today | Mikhail
    Jim Robinson is taking his supporters for a huge ride. Even though he's using this ancient perl/CGI format(that has changed 3 times in 6 years), there's no way in hell it costs $260,000 a year to run FreeRepublic unless Robinson is paying himself and his family at least $225,000 a year. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/budget Monthly Expenses Bandwidth $2,700 Technical Services 4,000 Administrative 7,500 Legal Expenses 3,000 Estimated Bank Fees, Insurance, Office Expenses, Maintenance and Repairs, Supplies, Travel, misc. 2,200 $2700 a month for bandwidth? What, he has his own dedicated T1/T3 lines? $48,000 a year for "Technical Services?" You could hire three...
  • IMF: Arafat diverted US$900 million in public money to special account

    09/20/2003 1:10:21 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 51 replies · 1,169+ views
    An audit of the Palestinian Authority revealed that President Yasser Arafat had diverted US$900 million in public funds to a special bank account he controlled and most of the money was later invested in Palestinian assets, an International Monetary Fund official said Saturday. Karim Nashashibi, IMF resident representative in the West Bank and Gaza, credited openness and transparency in the Palestinian Authority's accounting under Finance Minister Salam Fayad for disclosing the transfers between 1995 and 2000. The large majority of the money was invested in Palestinian assets at home and abroad, Nashashibi said. A Palestinian Investment Fund was established to...
  • Prayer Thread For Terri Schindler-Schiavo

    09/02/2003 7:12:34 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 98 replies · 383+ views
    02 September 2003 | Robert Drobot, Member, FreeRepublic
    Patron Saints of Desperate, Forgotten, Impossible or Lost Causes Saint Philomena Little is known of her life, and the information was have was received by private revelation from her. Martyred at about age 14 in the early days of the Church. In 1802 the remains of a young woman were found in the catacomb of Saint Priscilla on the Via Salaria. It was covered by stones, the symbols on which indicated that the body was a martyr named Saint Philomena. The bones were exhumed, cataloged, and effectively forgotten since there was so little known about the person. In 1805 Canon...
  • Bill Clinton's legacy: Today's terrifying world of terror

    02/17/2003 6:21:48 AM PST · by BurkesLaw · 97 replies · 1,145+ views
    EnterStageRight.com ^ | February 16, 2003 | Murray Soupcoff
    Charles Krauthammer is exceptional man. A psychiatrist by training, he has left his original profession to become a celebrated pundit, applying his unique insights into the world of the demented to the word of the truly demented -- international politics. In a recent syndicated column Bracing for the Apocalypse, Dr. Krauthammer provides us with his chilling diagnosis of humankind's current chances for longevity and pronounces the situation terminal -- unless forceful action is taken immediately. Even more interesting (and just as chilling), he posits a hypothesis regarding the origins of our current terminal condition, tracing the terror and apocalyptic threat...

    01/22/2003 11:13:10 AM PST · by 45Auto · 7 replies · 330+ views
    Keep and Bear Arms ^ | 22 January 2003 | Nicki Fellenzer
    Throughout my college career I was lucky to have studied under some well-known, very knowledgeable history professors. These were men of integrity and vision, who taught their classes with passion and honesty. These learned scholars provided me with the tools I needed to seek the truth of the past and the willingness and interest to explore the lessons of my forefathers. I graduated Johns Hopkins in the spring of 1993. During my four-year stay at Hopkins there were a few attempts to hijack history and political science by “progressives” who wanted to force students to specifically view the world through...

    06/11/2002 1:05:16 PM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 5 replies · 202+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | June 11, 2002 | Murray Soupcoff
    The current joint Senate-House committee hearings on the intelligence failings leading up to the tragic events of 9/11 appear to be continuing a typical political tradition on Capital Hill -- spinning political wheels in the service of appearing to do something, while accomplishing absolutely nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero. To this observer anyway, that's seems to be the best description of all the manufactured sound and fury emanating from these current joint congressional hearings into pre-9/11 intelligence failures. The biggest problem is that the hearings aren't "hearing" from the appropriate sources. Everyone from the current lame-duck FBI director to the current...