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  • Jackson Lee: Abortion A 'Needed Action'; Refers to Babies' Heartbeats As 'Sounds'

    10/17/2011 2:04:37 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/17/2011 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - During the House floor debate on the Protect Life Act last week, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D- Texas) defended abortion as a “needed action” and referred to the heartbeat of a fetus as a “sound”. Voicing her opposition to the measure on Thursday, Jackson Lee referenced a previous Texas law, “Just as the courts ruled unconstitutional and upheld the provision of the Texas law that required a doctor to talk first to a woman seeking an abortion and to allow or force them both to listen, uh, to sounds that, uh, might discourage this needed action, this is...
  • Help Us Barack Obama, You're Our Only Hope(not a satire!!)

    04/28/2008 11:39:25 AM PDT · by obamahorror · 9 replies · 600+ views
    Help Us Barack Obama, You're Our Only Hope, Cont'd [Jonah Goldberg] Check this out on Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/4/26/83118/7371/654/503796 People have always regarded comets as "messengers of the gods". The meaning ascribed to a comet's appearance is comprised of many factors, including the mythological story of the constellation that the comet's path highlights. This past autumn (2007), a remarkable comet, Holmes, appeared in the nightime sky, as a huge blue sphere (larger than the diameter of our sun). It's path of maximal brightness carried it through the constellation of Perseus, crossing in front of two of that constellation's stars in particular-...
  • Caption this Hillary Pic (Heh)

    12/29/2007 7:08:41 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 51 replies · 361+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/28/2007 | AP
  • Standoff at Clinton campaign office ends: suspect now in custody

    11/30/2007 10:32:34 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 1,850 replies · 9,854+ views
    http://www.thebostonchannel.com ^ | 11/30/07 | WCVB-TV 5
    "A man is holding hostages in the Hillary Clinton for President Headquarters in Rochester NH"--just reported by Susan Wornick on WCVB TV in Boston
  • Helen Thomas 'Miffed' at Doonesbury, Wanted to Be Rumored as 'JFK's Lover'

    07/31/2007 9:47:22 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 54 replies · 1,576+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Tim Graham
    Helen Thomas, the Hearst columnist and long-time scourge of Republican presidents as UPI White House correspondent, was "miffed" at Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau because he joked that the rumors were that she was Harry Truman's lover: "I wished he said I was Jack Kennedy's lover." If that makes Thomas sound like a liberated woman, that would be in line with her recent Planned Parenthood luncheon speech in Iowa, where she claimed conservatives would love to deny women even their right to vote: "It seems now, more than ever, the Supreme Court is prepared to put Americans -- especially women --...
  • Jailed hippie turns whiny (Kicked out of "free love" commune, goes gunning for Guru)

    07/08/2007 9:03:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,486+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 8, 2007 | JOHN LAUINGER and TINA MOORE
    ExclusiveJailed hippie turns whiny BY JOHN LAUINGER and TINA MOOREDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERSSunday, July 8th 2007, 4:00 AM Rebekah Johnson is accused of shooting commune leader Jeff Gross, below. Jeff Gross Rebekah's mom, Margaret Johnson, may face charges for helping her daughter while she was on the run. The ex-hippie accused of gunning for a Staten Island commune leader is playing the victim - whining that she shouldn't be locked up. "I'm a babe in the woods," Rebekah Johnson told the Daily News yesterday in an exclusive interview at Rikers Island."I can't defend myself in here."Johnson spent a year on...
  • Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Mexico City **Code Pink Alert**

    11/14/2006 8:45:04 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 27 replies · 945+ views
    Associated Press ^ | KATHLEEN MILLER
    MEXICO CITY - Demonstrators stormed a Wal-Mart on the outskirts of Mexico City on Tuesday, accusing the U.S.-based retailer of selling low-cost goods at the expense of workers, farmers and public markets. About 250 protesters chanted "Out! Out!" in front of Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters before entering the adjacent store, where they blocked aisles for about 30 minutes before leaving. There were no immediate reports of arrests, injuries or damage. Ruben Garcia, a Mexican citizen who works with San Francisco-based activist group Global Exchange, said the discount chain's low prices take business away from the country's traditional public markets and depress...
  • Task Force Grizzly Soldiers Eliminate Insurgents

    10/10/2006 5:41:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 566+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Mayra Kennedy
    Task Force Grizzly soldiers prepare for a night operation in Pashmul, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, in mid September. Operation Medusa, which lasted approximately 20 days, was a successfully operations that effectively pushed enemy insurgents from this region of the country. Army photo by Sgt. Mayra Kennedy Task Force Grizzly Soldiers Eliminate Insurgents Operation Medusa which lasted approximately 20 days, was a successful operation that effectively pushed enemy insurgents from this region of Afghanistan. By U.S. Army Sgt. Mayra Kennedy 345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment PANJWAYI, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2006 -- A small number of soldiers from the 207th Infantry Brigade...
  • Afghans wary of return to scene of Cdn offensive op

    09/15/2006 8:07:12 PM PDT · by Clive · 6 replies · 438+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | Panjwaii | Les Perreaux
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CP) - Bibi Sagima took a humiliating seat on a busy downtown street Friday, putting out her hand to beg for food with her eight-year-old son while clinging to faded hopes that her husband is still alive. Sagima and her boy, Ghami, are two of the thousands of refugees who poured from the Panjwaii district after the Canadian army led an offensive there to root out Taliban insurgents. Local officials estimate some 1,500 families left Panjwaii and surrounding areas to avoid fighting and intense bombardment by Canadian and NATO forces backing the assault. Sagima took refuge with a...
  • Taliban use 'escape route' amid Canadian-led siege

    09/06/2006 11:54:27 AM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies · 1,163+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-09-06 | Les Perreaux
    PANJWAII, Afghanistan (CP) - Insurgents have been using an unguarded route to slip through the Canadian-led siege of this Taliban stronghold and join the fight, a key local leader and ally of international forces said Wednesday. While NATO has claimed 700 Taliban are trapped in the area, locals say there is an easy escape route to the west that has gone unguarded by Canadian and Afghan troops and allowed insurgents to resupply. Far from fleeing, an unknown number of insurgents are joining the battle against Canadian troops and their allies, according to Haji Kheerdin, the Zhari District elder. "One side...
  • Canadian troops advance on Taliban

    09/06/2006 3:44:47 AM PDT · by Clive · 24 replies · 748+ views
    Globe and Mail (Toronto) ^ | 2006-09-06 | Graeme Smith
    PANJWAI DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN — Canadian troops pushed deep into the warren of fields in Panjwai district Wednesday morning, hunting Taliban under bright moonlight after enduring hours of co-ordinated attacks by the insurgents. The soldiers crept forward on foot, into terrain so difficult that armoured vehicles could not advance for fear of getting stuck in the rutted fields, irrigation trenches and dry canals. It was the first major incursion by either side in the past 24 hours, in the continuing struggle for control of Panjwai district. Operation Medusa, launched four days ago to control the volatile region southwest of Kandahar city,...
  • Five Canadians wounded in new Afghan fighting; bodies of comrades flown home

    09/05/2006 4:47:21 PM PDT · by Clive · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-09-05 | Les Perreaux
    PANJWAII, Afghanistan (CP) - Tracer rounds and exploding rockets lit up the sky Tuesday as Taliban insurgents launched brazen, co-ordinated attacks on Canadian armoured vehicles, wounding five soldiers in a battlefield west of Kandahar. A volley of eight to 10 rockets or mortars landed near a light armoured vehicle in the Panjwaii area, just north of the Arghandab River, where Canadians have fought dug-in Taliban insurgents. The five injured soldiers were evacuated to Kandahar Airfield, hours after five colleagues who died in weekend fighting were loaded onto a cargo plane destined for Canada. The injured men were all expected to...
  • Remains of Fallen Soldiers Returning Home

    09/05/2006 4:34:25 PM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 180+ views
    DND/Canadian Forces ^ | 2006-09-05 | (media advisory)
    Media AdvisoryRemains of Fallen Soldiers Returning HomeLFCA MA / SCFT AM 06-21 - September 5, 2006OTTAWA, Ont. — The remains of five Canadian soldiers based at CFB Petawawa, are scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow. Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario. When: Wednesday, September 6, 5 p.m. What: As per the family’s request, media are invited to view the arrival, although no interviews will be given. Warrant Officer Richard Francis Nolan, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR). Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish, 1 RCR. Sgt. Shane Stachnik, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER). Pte....
  • Five Canadians injured in mortar attack

    09/05/2006 11:20:13 AM PDT · by Clive · 2 replies · 172+ views
    Canadian Press via National Post ^ | 2006-09-05 | (wire service)
    PANJWAII, Afghanistan - Five Canadian soldiers have been wounded in new battles west of Kandahar but their injuries are not considered serious. The soldiers were injured when Canadian light armoured vehicles came under mortar attack around 6:30 p.m. local time. The Canadians returned fire and called in NATO air strikes. Several buildings were seen in flames. Hours earlier, Canadian soldiers came under rifle fire. In the clash that followed, one suspected Taliban militant was shot dead by Canadian troops. Three suspected insurgents were detained. The clashes came after earlier battles and a friendly-fire incident left five Canadians dead and dozens...
  • McKinney Spends Election Night With Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin

    07/19/2006 8:45:57 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 75 replies · 2,131+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | July 19, 2006 | N/A
    From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (excerpted): Cindy Sheehan and Cynthia McKinney. Sheehan seems to be gaining during her "fast." McKinney watches documentaryBy Mae Gentry | Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 09:40 PMCongresswoman Cynthia McKinney was watching a documentary called “American Blackout” with about 50 of her supporters at the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Center...She was seated next to anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan... Update!From the DNC's Associated Press (excerpted): McKinney dances beside CodePink's Media Benjamin (r). Controversial McKinney in tight race, facing possible runoffERRIN HAINESJul. 18, 2006 ATLANTA - Democratic firebrand Rep. Cynthia McKinney was in high spirits Tuesday night, dancing and playing...
  • Faster on the draw [cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms]

    04/25/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 904+ views
    The Engineer ^ | 4/24/06
    In an attempt to tackle gun crime in the UK, researchers from Loughborough University are developing an innovative identification system that will use CCTV cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms. Starting in June, the three-year multi-environment deployable universal software application (Medusa) project aims to develop intelligent software that can detect a person carrying a concealed weapon in real time. While it is difficult to predict if someone is carrying a gun before crime occurs, Professor Alastair Gale, head of Loughborough University's Applied Vision Research Centre and leader of Medusa, said there are a number of cues the CCTV operator...
  • Helen Thomas Wants To Be Cloned

    03/14/2006 1:58:44 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 73 replies · 1,356+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | March 14, 2006 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Will former White House reporter Helen Thomas ever go away? She’s now written up a jeremiad perpetuating the myth that our media are mere whimpering lapdogs of Bush, tinny arfs all around. She hones in on that old, diseased chestnut that the liberal media went all soft in the “rush to war” in Iraq. Helen’s harangue appeared in the appropriate platform: The Nation magazine, which advertises on its website the slogan, “If you think it’s time to impeach Bush, then it’s time for you to subscribe to The Nation.” In a preview of her forthcoming book on the “waning Washington...
  • Declare Victory And Leave: Administration Claims Killing Leads To Peace

    12/04/2004 4:56:45 PM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 27 replies · 802+ views
    Boston Channel ^ | December 3, 2004 | Helen 'Boom-Boom' Thomas
    To win a date with this beauty, submit your vital details along with 3" x 5" color photo and mail to:Ms. Helen Thomas %WCVB-TV 5 TV Place Needham, Massachusetts 02492 ================================================== Back in the days of the Vietnam quagmire, the administrations of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon insisted that they couldn't remove our troops from Southeast Asia because there would be chaos, anarchy and a blood bath. The result: Johnson and Nixon -- who did not want to go down in history as having lost a war -- stayed the course and kept us in the killing...
  • Arafat: A Man Of His People - U.S. Needs To Deal Fairly With Palestine

    11/15/2004 2:47:49 PM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 63 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Boston Channel ^ | November 15, 2004 | Helen Thomas
    "My beauty is hypnotic, no?" This is a requiem for Nobel Peace Prize winner Yasser Arafat, the fallen leader of the benighted but unbowed Palestinian people. He never achieved an independent state for his people or the return of thousands of exiled Palestinians to their homeland, but there was no question he was their unchallenged spiritual and political leader. To the masses who live under Israeli occupation, Arafat was revered as a Palestinian patriot who represented their national aspirations. He also was demonized as a Hitler by the Israelis who reviled him and in the end isolated him in the...
  • Bush Win Means More Government From The Right - Election Will Lead To Increase In Isolation

    11/06/2004 3:48:46 PM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 37 replies · 967+ views
    Boston Channel ^ | November 5, 2004 | Helen Thomas
    "Can you resist my beauty?" America is in for four more years of conservative governance as a result of the Republican election sweep. The world now knows that President George W. Bush has political support for his brand of hard-edged conservativism at home and his tough, unilateral foreign policy abroad. Bush's lack of credibility in staging the Iraqi invasion and his willingness to alienate longtime allies apparently meant nothing to a majority of American voters. The president views the outcome of the election as vindication of his policies. Now he can really get down to business. With the same political...
  • Helen Thomas: Answers To Iraq Questions

    11/05/2004 7:46:10 AM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 35 replies · 1,022+ views
    Boston Channel ^ | November 5, 2004 | Helen Thomas
    There is new information on two abiding mysteries about the Iraq war: How many Iraqis have been killed? and, Why did President George W. Bush order a U.S. attack on Iraq in the first place? Last week, American and Iraqi researchers -- writing in the respected British medical journal, The Lancet -- estimated that the Iraqi death toll associated with the invasion and occupation of Iraq was about 100,000 "and may be much higher." Most of them were women and children, victims of bombs or bullets from helicopter gunships. The estimates reported in Lancet were made by comparing the Iraqi...
  • Daughters band together

    10/31/2004 10:30:18 AM PST · by NCjim · 10 replies · 755+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 1, 2004
    Plantation, Florida: The Democrats unleashed their girl power in Florida on Saturday, deploying daughters of the presidential contender John Kerry and those of the former presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Also in the charm brigade were the daughters of Senator Kerry's running mate, Senator John Edwards, and of the former vice-president Al Gore, the beaten Democratic candidate in 2000. "We're all going to take back our future," Vanessa Kerry said at a rally in Plantation, north of Miami, one of several the girls deployed in the pivotal state. "He needs your help," she said in reference to her...
  • Dedicated Daughters ( Chelsea Clinton Campaigns for Kerry in Florida)

    10/31/2004 8:40:02 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 34 replies · 2,209+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 31, 2004 | TRACY CONNOR
    It looked like Put Your Daughters to Work Day on the campaign trail yesterday. Chelsea Clinton made her first political speeches yesterday, hitting the trail in Florida to get out the vote for John Kerry - as President Bush's twins took their message to a Republican Party rally in New Jersey. The appearance by the publicity-shy Clinton, who never campaigned for her own father, underscored the importance of the Sunshine State in Tuesday's election. "To be honest, I couldn't imagine being anywhere else today," she told a crowd in Tampa. "I couldn't imagine not being in Florida because the stakes...
  • whats up with drudge? [FLASHBACK: Perseus Beheading Medusa]

    05/12/2004 12:11:30 AM PDT · by KOZ. · 11 replies · 173+ views
    drudgereport ^ | 5/12/04 | drudge
    link to cellini's medusa sculpture this pic is linked to on drudge, but different location on the web. kinda sick in my opinion. on drudge it says [FLASHBACK: Perseus Beheading Medusa]
  • "Hillary's Scheme" by Carl Limbacher: PRE-PUBLICATION NOTICE

    07/13/2003 7:28:52 AM PDT · by Xthe17th · 22 replies · 462+ views
    REVEALED: The Clintons' plans to make Hillary President -- and ruthlessly destroy any obstacle in her way Special prepublication offer -- order Hillary's Scheme today, and we'll ship it to you as soon as it's released by the publisher, on July 22nd. Your worst fears may be about to come true. Hillary's Scheme: Inside the Next Clinton's Ruthless Agenda to Take the White House exposes the Clintons' long-range, highly detailed plan to make Hillary President of the United States -- and yes, despite her official denials, she's still mulling over a run in 2004. In shocking detail, investigative journalist Carl...
  • A Toast To Groundbreaking Female Journalists (Unfortunately This Gave Us Helen T.)

    09/12/2002 10:18:20 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 3 replies · 716+ views
    Boston Channel | September 12, 2002 | Helen (Geritol) Thomas
    A Toast To Groundbreaking Female Journalists Nellie Bly, Ida Tarbell, Marquerite Higgins And Ethel Payne Broke Mold POSTED: 12:20 p.m. EDT September 12, 2002 UPDATED: 12:34 p.m. EDT September 12, 2002 WASHINGTON -- I'm happy to say that women have found their place in journalism. It took a long time, and of course they were not alone. Women in many other fields have struggled over the years for job equality. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, women journalists fought uphill battles for the opportunity to write "hard news" -- the breaking stories of the day -- for their...