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  • Ex-Defense chief Rumsfeld to face off with military brass over Law of the Sea

    06/08/2012 11:18:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Donald Rumsfeld is returning to Capitol Hill next week to testify against the United States joining the United Nations's Law of the Sea treaty, pitting him squarely against the military brass that he used to command as former President George W. Bush's secretary of Defense. Rumsfeld's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is especially relevant because he was former President Reagan's emissary against the treaty back in 1982, when international momentum was for it. Proponents of the treaty have been trotting out former Reagan officials — former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Deputy National Security Adviser John Negroponte...
  • Meese: Obama Administration 'as Close to a Monarchy as Since Days Of George III'

    02/15/2012 3:44:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/15/12 | Patrick Burke
    Former Attorney General Ed Meese says the Obama administration’s “disdain for Congress” and its efforts to consolidate power within the executive branch through the use of “czars” makes it “as close to a monarchy as since the days of George III.” “In what was purported to be the most transparent and the most law abiding administration in history, as the president said when he was inaugurated, has now sunk into the least transparent and the most disdainful of the Constitution as we’ve ever seen,” Meese said during a panel discussion Tuesday sponsored by the American Action Network
  • When Ed Meese speaks

    04/20/2010 5:16:41 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 685+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Frank Gaffney , jr
    There is arguably no more influential conservative in America today than former Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese. To paraphrase an old marketing slogan, when Ed Meese talks, people listen. Rarely has such attention been more warranted than now, as President Obama prepares to select a new Supreme Court nominee whose views on national security and the law may have enormous bearing on the prospects for our victory in this War for the Free World. After all, as Gen. Meese observed in a major policy address before an American Bar Association audience last Thursday: “In four major cases, the Supreme Court...
  • Meese: Trial lawyers draining the economy

    10/08/2009 10:47:25 PM PDT · by Ja7430 · 23 replies · 906+ views
    Legal News ^ | 10-8-09
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Frivolous lawsuits filed by the nation's trial lawyers are a drain on the economy, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III said Thursday night. Meese, who served in Ronald Reagan's California gubernatorial and U.S. presidential administrations, said lawsuit abuse is a "silent drain on the economy" and "a stealth threat to businesses and consumers."
  • Obama’s Version of Cold War ‘Simply Untrue,’ Says Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese

    07/16/2009 12:45:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 838+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 16, 2009 | Christopher Neefus
    Edwin Meese III, former U.S. attorney general and adviser to President Ronald Reagan, says he disagrees with President Barack Obama's recent explanation of the way the Cold War ended. In his address at the New Economic School in Moscow earlier this month, Obama told students that the war had not been won by either side. “Make no mistake: this change did not come from any one nation alone,” he said. “The Cold War reached a conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years, and because the people of Russia and Eastern Europe stood up and decided that...
  • Drunken elk meets sorry end after toddler attack

    07/23/2008 9:03:23 AM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 53 replies · 561+ views
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | today | peter simpson
    Drunken elk meets sorry end after toddler attack Published: 23 Jul 08 12:10 CET Online: http://www.thelocal.se/13222/ A drunken elk paid dearly after attacking a toddler playing in a sand pit at her home in Kungälv in western Sweden on Monday. * Elk safari Swedish style, with a green conscience (4 Jul 08) * Path clear for world's biggest elk (18 Jun 08) * Swedish cowboy lassoes loose llama (5 Jun 08) Three-year-old Nova was playing in her backyard sandbox when a young elk calf attacked and bit her. "It bit me on the arm," the terrified toddler said to the...
  • Would Rudy Be Good for the Courts?

    10/10/2007 11:43:00 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 44 replies · 508+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 16, 2007 | Robert Alt
    Would Rudy Be Good for the Courts? Well, Meese was good for the courts, and Giuliani didn’t think much of him. By Robert Alt After a disappointing performance in the first Republican presidential debate, Rudy Giuliani walked away from last night’s debate as the clear winner. Not only did he play to his strengths, reclaiming the mantle of America’s mayor by shaming Ron Paul for his “blame America first” comments, but he finally appears to have settled on a more politically palatable answer to the abortion question by emphasizing a reduction in the frequency of abortions. (An answer which, by...
  • The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: (Ed Meese opposes Bush)

    07/01/2007 10:13:28 AM PDT · by Founding Father · 14 replies · 588+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 16, 2007 | Edwin Meese III
    May 16, 2007 The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: The Risks Outweigh the Benefits by Edwin Meese, III, Baker Spring and Brett D. Schaefer WebMemo #1459 The Bush Administration has renewed its 2004 request that the Senate ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). While UNCLOS contains provisions that would be marginally beneficial to the U.S. Navy, other provisions of the treaty, such as those regarding the settlement of disputes, royalties on the exploitation of resources on the deep seabed, and the empowering of an additional U.N.-affiliated international bureaucracy, pose far...
  • Moose warnings ineffective

    06/19/2007 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 15 replies · 330+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | today | Nina Berglund
    Moose warnings ineffective You can see them all over Norway, those ubiquitous, triangular signs warning that moose may try to cross the road. They're popular with tourists, but studies show they don't help much to reduce collisions. "All these moose signs," sighs Bjørn Iuell of the national highway department called Statens vegvesen. "They don't work at all." Iuell should know. He spends most of his time tracking the risks for collisions between motorists and wildlife, and how to reduce them. Iuell told Aftenposten's weekend magazine A-Magasinet that research shows that motorists neither reduce their speed nor change their driving pattern...
  • Moose killed, woman hospitalized after crash

    06/06/2007 4:42:33 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 11 replies · 392+ views
    Greenwich Time ^ | today | staff
    A moose chase that began in Stamford yesterday morning came to a tragic end when the animal collided head-on with a car on the Merritt Parkway. Advertisement The driver, a 51-year-old New Hampshire woman driving alone, was rushed to Norwalk Hospital shortly after the accident at 3:48 p.m., according to state police on the scene and the state Department of Environmental Protection. The driver was responsive when rescuers pulled her from the Subaru Impreza wagon, said state police Sgt. Ron Nihill, the public information officer for Troop G in Bridgeport. The extent of her injuries was unknown last night. Police...
  • Mirrors cut moose fatalities

    05/04/2007 4:07:43 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 18 replies · 393+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | today | nina berglund
    Small mirrors hung alongside a major highway in Oppland County are proving highly effective at keeping wildlife off the road and preventing accidents. Moose aren't the only animals being spared. Moose wander onto roadways in Norway much too often, as do other forms of wildlife. The use of mirrors has been so successful at eliminating collisions between animals and cars, reported newspaper Adresseavisen this week, that the national railroad agency Jernbaneverket is interested in adopting the practice to keep wildlife off train tracks. The mirror idea came from Mentz Skjetne, who drives emergency vehicles himself and knows the financial, human...
  • Rebuilding the Reagan Coalition

    01/31/2007 10:28:59 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 40 replies · 760+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 1, 2007 | Edwin Meese
    The following speech was delivered on November 30, 2006. Our topic is "Can We Rebuild the Reagan Coali­tion?" The short answer is yes. It is possible if we look at how the Reagan coalition was built and the lessons that he taught us on how to put together and sustain a coalition over the years and then use that coalition to accomplish something important. That's certainly what he did. Particularly since President Reagan passed away two years ago, I'm often asked by people, "What was he really like?" I would have to say -- something that I think is a...
  • Moose couldn't survive dramatic rescue operation

    01/30/2007 12:32:45 PM PST · by Rodney King · 6 replies · 286+ views
    Aftenposten | today
    Moose couldn't survive dramatic rescue operation Two 12-year-old boys out making ski tracks over the weekend ended up freeing a young moose that had gotten itself stuck in ice on a river. The stricken moose, however, failed to survive its ordeal. These boys spent Sunday afternoon trying to rescue a young moose from an icy death. From left: Tor Einar Helgestad (age 14), Håkon Paulsen (12) and Jørgen Helgestad (12). PHOTO: TROND BYSTRØM One of the boy's fathers, Tor Arne Helgestad, and uncle Trond Bystrøm tried to revive the exhausted animal. PHOTO: TOR EINAR HELGESTAD The moose, believed to be...
  • Reagan Would Not Repeat Amnesty Mistake

    12/13/2006 3:59:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 533+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Dec 13, 2006 | Edwin Meese III
    This is the fifth in an occasional series of exclusive articles in which leading conservatives who served in the Reagan Administration explain how they believe the principles of Reagan conservatism ought to be applied today and in the coming years. This week, Edwin Meese, who was Reagan’s first presidential counselor and then attorney general, addresses immigration. What would Ronald Reagan do? I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked that question, on virtually every issue imaginable. As much as we all want clarity and certainty, I usually refrain from specific answers. That’s because it is very difficult...
  • Don't say we didn't warn you about frisky moose

    11/16/2006 1:20:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 345+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11-16-06 | Ron Judd
    A few choice chunks from the Big Gore-Tex Northwest Mailbag, special Mildew Edition: Q: My mom, who lives in Spokane, swears she saw a moose in the backyard of her trailer park a couple weekends ago. I think she's been sipping too much schnapps and told her so. Am I out on a limb here? A: Way out, and not that you probably care about this, but that sound you hear is wood cracking. It's very possible your mom saw a moose because, according to officials with the joint Idaho/Washington Alarming Moose Statistics Information Bureau, moose numbers have "exploded" through...
  • Vt. Moose Population High in Some Areas

    10/23/2006 3:10:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 325+ views
    AP ^ | 10/23/6 | WILSON RING
    State wildlife biologists are hoping an aggressive moose hunt this season will help cut in half the number of animals in the Northeast Kingdom where the population has far exceeded the ability of the land to provide for them and moose conflicts with people are increasing, officials say. The season is off to a good start. After the first two days, the number of animals reported killed statewide exceeded the number taken during the same period last year by about 40 percent. "The hunters seem pretty happy about that," said Forrest Hammond, a wildlife biologist with the Vermont Department of...
  • Moose rampage in Skien

    05/03/2006 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 19 replies · 430+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | today | staff
    "We got 70 phone calls from people who were afraid of the moose. Because there were several of them. At least three moose had strayed into the city. Unfortunately one of these had to be put down by the wildlife committee, near the Skien Library," operation leader Åge Halvorsen of the Telemark police told news agency NTB. "It's unusual for three moose to be downtown at the same time," Helge Røssaker told newspaper Varden after felling the moose. "It is important that people keep their dogs leashed, you can't be reminded of that often enough. And a moose in the...
  • Visit from hungry moose (Norway)

    03/23/2006 3:02:42 AM PST · by franksolich · 39 replies · 808+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | March 22, 2006 | Jan Thomas Espedal
    A family of four moose has been wandering through a residential area in the Oslo suburb of Bærum since last November, but on Tuesday they decided to try the capital itself.Residents of the districts of Ullern and Jar got an early morning surprise. Arne Foss found out he was not the only one up early."Less than 30 meters (100 feet) away from me, in the private day care centre next door, there were four moose, one adult female, two yearlings and a two-year old. They wandered calmly down the street. Then the cow went all the way up the neighbor's...
  • Drunken moose terrorizes family

    11/24/2005 8:06:14 AM PST · by Rodney King · 36 replies · 974+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 11/24/05 | staff
    Swedish family is being plagued by a fairly common Norwegian problem, the drunken moose. Laila von Scheele no longer dares let her children out of the house, for fear of an unfortunate encounter with the plastered visitor that frequents their garden. "I am terrified. It can be dangerous when it's drunk," von Scheele told Swedish newspaper Expressen. The last five nights in a row the same moose has entered their property in Ekerö, west of Stockholm. It helps itself to the fallen fruit from the family's ten apple trees. As frequently is the case in Norway, the decomposing fruit have...
  • CST: Why Mr. Flug comes to Washington - Judge Wars: Storm Warnings

    08/25/2005 6:20:25 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 494+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25, 2005 | ROBERT NOVAK
    An alert this week from backers of Judge John Roberts cautions not to take seriously Democratic complaints that they cannot stop his confirmation. A three-page memo sent to thousands of conservatives across the country warns that the assault on President Bush's first Supreme Court nominee is yet to come. A major reason cited for this belief is the man back at Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's side on the Senate Judiciary Committee: James Flug. ''It is hard to fathom Mr. Flug coming back to Capitol Hill after 30 years of private practice for anything other than a bitterly tough confirmation fight,''...
  • Meese's Influence Looms in Today's Judicial Wars

    08/17/2005 3:30:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 508+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 17, 2005 | LYNETTE CLEMETSON
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 - It was July 1985 and the newly confirmed attorney general, Edwin Meese III, was preparing to address the American Bar Association. Trouble was, he was conflicted about what to say. A 17-day hostage crisis involving a hijacked American airliner had just ended, and Mr. Meese felt obliged to discuss terrorism. But the Supreme Court had just delivered a series of decisions that infuriated conservatives and reinforced President Ronald Reagan's resolve to steer the judiciary rightward. In the end, Mr. Meese gave what many say was the speech of his career. Helping lay the foundation for the...
  • Big-Name Conservatives Tout Roberts to ABA (including Ted Olson, Ken Starr, Edwin Meese)

    08/06/2005 12:57:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 667+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/05 | Gina Holland - AP
    CHICAGO - Supreme Court nominee John Roberts skipped the American Bar Association's yearly meeting, but big-name conservatives like Kenneth Starr and Theodore Olson were there to promote his credentials. Roberts' nomination to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is a watershed for lawyers. And with Senate confirmation hearings just a month away, he was the inescapable subject at the meeting of the country's largest lawyers group. Top conservatives, from Starr and Olson to Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese and Federalist Society leader Leonard Leo, were attending the meeting and serving as unofficial ambassadors on Roberts' behalf. "For those people...
  • Moose set off on long-distance swim

    07/22/2005 5:24:57 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 6 replies · 307+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | today | staff
    Moose set off on long-distance swim Wildlife officials in northern Norway are trying to figure out whether a fully grown moose grew tired of summer on the mainland, or was worried about the upcoming hunting season. Whatever the reason, he plunged into the sea and swam to an island quite a ways offshore. The moose turned up on the island of Træna, 40 kilometers (24 miles) off the coast of Nordland County. Moose sometimes do go swimming, but it's rare that they swim so far. "The most important thing now, is that he's left in peace," Terje Bø of the...
  • Winner and Losers from OH 2nd District Congressional Race (2 Parts)

    06/16/2005 1:20:45 PM PDT · by bizzyblog · 2 replies · 352+ views
    BizzyBlog (link is to Part 2 of 2) ^ | June 15, 2005 with some June 16 updates | TOM BLUMER
    Links to both Parts (text of both parts is in this thread): Part 1: http://www.bizzyblog.com/?p=227 Part 2: http://www.bizzyblog.com/?p=228 _________________________ Digesting the meaning of the 2nd District Primary Results, who gained, and who lost: Winners: Every single resident of The 2nd District. No matter who wins on August 2, we will be represented by someone who lives with us, works with us, has integrity, and will effectively represent us (yes, even a Democrat can do that). Winners (again): Every single resident of The 2nd District. A McEwen victory would have forced BizzyBlog to fully research and verify a great deal of...
  • As the 2nd District (OH) Turns: Those Worthless Outsider Endorsements of Bob McEwen

    06/02/2005 10:50:27 AM PDT · by bizzyblog · 2 replies · 201+ views
    BizzyBlog ^ | June 2, 2005 | BizzyBlog
    Previously, I have criticized Paul Weyrich's endorsement of Bob McEwen here in detail and here for his (Weyrich's) inconsistency on term limits. There is a larger topic here, and that is the propriety of such endorsements in a race of this nature. There is a place for outsider endorsements in politics, but this race isn't it, and I'll explain why.Outsider endorsements can pass the smell test in two situations: The first is if there are only a few candidates involved, and there is a clear philosophical divide between those few candidates. The outsider can claim that they know the person...
  • Ed Meese: Reagan Would Still Oppose Law of the Sea Treaty

    04/25/2005 7:56:31 AM PDT · by bigsky · 11 replies · 406+ views
    Human Events ^ | April 25, 2005 | Edwin Meese
    The so-called Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) is a bad idea whose time should never come up -- at least for the United States and for those who believe in economic liberty and national security. That was the view of President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and would remain his view today if he were with us to express it. The actual title of the treaty is “the United Nation’s Convention on the Law of the Sea.” As its name suggests, it gives to the United Nations, through its subordinate organizations established in the treaty, unprecedented economic powers and...
  • Dog owner sued for moose damage (Norway)

    04/13/2005 9:32:46 AM PDT · by franksolich · 70 replies · 1,290+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | April 13, 2005 | tr. Jonathan Tisdall
    Dog-owner sued for moose damageA wild moose caused NOK 50,000 (USD 7,900) worth of damage to a swimming pool, and in a possible legal first, a dog-owner is being sued for responsibility.The bizarre episode occurred during a moose hunt in Bamble, Telemark, southwest of Oslo in mid-October 2003, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports.A group of hunters and their moose hound Nancy had chased a female moose and her calf but the party was not licensed to kill these animals and tried to set them free.Unfortunately, Nancy would not give up the scent and her owner failed to get control over the...
  • Ex-Justice lawyer says Court abuses immigration

    02/08/2005 6:14:37 AM PST · by wcdukenfield · 10 replies · 366+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/8/05 | Jerry Seper
    A former Justice Department official has accused the Supreme Court of abusing its limited authority over immigration law to become the "architect" on how illegal aliens enter and remain in the country, and whether they are entitled to public benefits.
  • Norwegian ship sailed by corpses

    01/11/2005 5:10:37 AM PST · by Rodney King · 30 replies · 5,437+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | today | Thomas Kothe-Naes
    A Norwegian-owned ship made a grisly discovery in the waters off Sumatra early this week. Nine corpses, almost surely victims of the December 26 tsunami, were floating on the surface, but the ship opted against picking them up. It was a moral dilemma for the captain of the vessel, which is under foreign registry. Neither the name of the captain, the shipowner or the vessel is being released. The captain said he considered picking up the bodies, but they were badly decomposed after being in the water for 14 days. Nor did the ship have any refrigeration facilities in which...
  • Barefoot by choice for 15 years

    01/11/2005 5:07:24 AM PST · by Rodney King · 25 replies · 1,129+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | today | Nina Berglund
    A Norwegian furniture maker has begun his 15th year of going barefoot, even when there's snow on the ground. A bet he placed with his brother in the summer of 1990 has simply turned into a way of life. Terje Gordon Jensen, age 30, started going without shoes as a teenager, after making a wager with his brother. The bet was over who could (or would) go around barefoot the longest. His brother lost. "Now I think it's terrible to wear shoes," Jensen told ration station P4. "I struggle just to try getting them on." Jensen, who lives in the...
  • Angry moose (meese) attack dogsled, after another runs wild in clothing store

    01/11/2005 5:04:49 AM PST · by Rodney King · 31 replies · 1,114+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | today | Nina Berglund
    Angry moose attack dogsled, after another runs wild in clothing store Two moose charged a dogsled led by 12 huskies over the weekend. The attack came just a day after another moose broke into a children's clothing store in Lillehammer. A confused moose rambled about for several hours inside the children's clothing store in Lillehammer. The two incidents were the latest in a string of unusual moose behaviour in Norway. The country has a large moose population, but the huge animals are generally shy and stay away from people and populated areas. All the more reason why Reidar Stenmark was...
  • Moose attacks laundry rack

    12/20/2004 11:02:08 AM PST · by Rodney King · 60 replies · 1,727+ views
    aftenposten ^ | today | nina berglund
    Moose attacks laundry rack There's either a love- or hate-relationship going on between local moose and outdoor laundry racks in Norway. Another garden was plundered last week in Gjøvik, and only the clothes that were hanging on the rack were left behind. Related stories: Landowners see gold in moose hunting - 29.11.2004 Man fights back after moose attack - 05.10.2004 Moose breaks into grocery store - 12.08.2004 'Dead' moose attacked hunter - Moose on the loose in Oslo - Moose 'terror' dented in Arendal - Flying moose lands on car's roof - Hungry moose head to town - Drunken moose...
  • NYT: Bush Nominates His Top Counsel for Justice Post

    11/11/2004 2:07:02 PM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 806+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2004 | DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - President Bush on Wednesday nominated Alberto R. Gonzales, the White House counsel and a longtime political loyalist, to be his next attorney general. The speed with which Mr. Bush acted, only a day after making public the resignation of John Ashcroft, indicated that the president wants to get his new appointees in place before the start of his second term, 10 weeks from now. The nomination of Mr. Gonzales would also put one of his most trusted aides in a post where past presidents have wanted to have a confidant, as well as someone who can...
  • WSJ: Ashcroft left a better Justice Department than he inherited

    11/11/2004 6:11:23 AM PST · by OESY · 11 replies · 1,460+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Ashcroft.... will go down in history as the Attorney General who led the legal fight against terrorism. Every wartime AG has had to make tough calls about the balance between civil liberties and national security, and in a better world Mr. Ashcroft would be retiring to bipartisan accolades for taking on these difficult issues.... Yet no one in this Administration has endured more personal and political abuse. Granted Mr. Ashcroft isn't the smoothest public spokesman, and his cultural conservatism and strict interpretations of the law on the death penalty, partial-birth abortion and sentencing guidelines incensed liberals.... The irony is that...
  • WSJ: General Gonzales

    11/11/2004 6:02:51 AM PST · by OESY · 13 replies · 747+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Mr. Gonzales has many things going for him, not least his relationship with the President, whom he has served for more than a decade starting in Texas. These personal ties -- much like those between Californians Ed Meese and Ronald Reagan -- will give him a stronger influence in the Cabinet than Mr. Ashcroft had. But his job will nonetheless be to build on the Ashcroft legacy. That includes moving ahead with terror cases, riding hard on the FBI as it reshapes itself to fight terrorists, and working for the renewal of the Patriot Act, portions of which expire next...
  • BC'04 Campaign Chairman and Former Attorneys General Speak on the Importance of the Patriot Act

    06/02/2004 2:55:26 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 162+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 2, 2004
    Racicot: "John Kerry Continues to Play Politics with Important Security Matters" ARLINGTON, VA -- Earlier today, Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign Chairman Gov. Marc Racicot and former Attorneys General William Barr and Dick Thornburgh spoke at a press conference in Washington, D.C. to highlight the importance of the Patriot Act in winning the War on Terror. The press conference also pointed out Sen. John Kerry's continued efforts to play politics with important security matters. "The Patriot Act is essential to protecting Americans from terrorist attacks and all responsible public figures must explain this to the American people. I applaud President Bush...
  • Move over moose...Or should that be mooses?

    03/23/2004 6:16:24 AM PST · by scouse · 18 replies · 198+ views
    BBC world news ^ | 03/23/04 | Artyom Liss
    Russia's elk prove tough to tame By Artyom Liss BBC, Kostroma Trying to milk an elk might seem like a task for the brave or foolhardy. But it's exactly what Russian biologists are trying to master, on a remote Soviet-era farm. A domestication experiment in Kostroma, 360 kilometres (220 miles) north of Moscow, focuses on elk - one of the living symbols of Russia. The Kostroma elk farm was set up more than 40 years ago, but some of its workers admit that so far they have achieved almost nothing. As the elk are being herded away from enclosures in...
  • President Bush Discusses Iraq in Veterans Day Address

    11/11/2003 7:01:40 PM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 171+ views
    The White House ^ | November 11, 2003 | President George W. Bush
    President Bush Discusses Iraq in Veterans Day Address Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. 1:16 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Ed, thank you very much. It's an honor to be here. I appreciate your invitation. I want to thank you for your decades of leadership in the conservative movement. Presidents come and go, except here at the Heritage Foundation. (Laughter.) I appreciate being with your good bride, Linda; the trustees of the Heritage; the longtime Heritage supporters; and the Ronald Reagan Fellow at Heritage, a man who is a fine leader and a fine Attorney General, Ed...
  • Ed Meese: 'Reprobate' Ted Kennedy Should Have Been Censured

    11/11/2003 4:30:31 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 55 replies · 363+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/11/03 | Limbacher
    Former Attorney General Ed Meese said Tuesday that the Republican controlled Senate should have censured Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., after he called President Bush a liar last month, saying that Kennedy was "a reprobate." "The worst thing that I've seen in Washington in a long time was Teddy Kennedy - that reprobate - standing on the floor of the Senate and calling President Bush a liar, and nothing happened [to him]," Meese told radio host Sean Hannity, who was broadcasting from the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. The Reagan administration's top lawman continued: "I would have thought that the entire...
  • Rare Moose Triplets (With Pics!)

    08/15/2003 7:25:08 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 57 replies · 631+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | recently | Trond Thorvalsen
    RARE MOOSE TRIPLETS: Moose are common in Norway, but spotting a female with triplets is nothing short of a sensation. Photographer Trond Thorvaldsen spent nearly two weeks wandering in a forest north of Fredrikstad and was rewarded with these rare shots. Only 20 percent of moose mothers give birth to twins, according to retired professor Knut Solbraa, while triplets account for one in 100 births. FOLLOW THE LEADER: There's no doubt who's boss in this family, with moose calves dependent on their mothers during their first year of life. Here, they obediently follow their mama on a warm summer evening....
  • Hungry moose head to town

    01/12/2003 2:11:32 PM PST · by Rodney King · 10 replies · 274+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 1/10 | Nina Berglund
    An early winter and heavy snows have made it difficult for local moose to find enough to eat in the hills around Oslo. Now they're heading into town in search of a good meal. Moose stray into suburban areas nearly every winter, but this year their numbers are alarming local residents. Some moose are apparently so hungry that they're behaving aggressively, and some people are feeling threatened by the normally shy but very large animals. Even experts have come under attack. Ole Aanonsen, head of the local fish and game division (Viltnemda) in Asker, said a moose bore down on...
  • Morality and Foreign Policy: Reagan and Thatcher

    09/19/2002 12:02:29 PM PDT · by Registered · 1 replies · 284+ views
    Morality and Foreign Policy: Reagan and Thatcher Edwin Meese III Edwin Meese III was the Attorney General of the United States from 1985-88. Prior to that he served as Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California; professor of law at the University of San Diego; Governor Ronald Reagan’s Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff; Chief of Staff and Senior Issues Advisor for the Reagan-Bush Committee during the 1980 presidential campaign; head of President-elect Reagan’s transition team following the November 1980 election; and Counsellor to the President from 1981-85. He holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at the...
  • Moose, Cheese, Showers... other "Freepisms"

    05/08/2002 11:36:29 AM PDT · by stalkingELK · 94 replies · 6,217+ views
    me | today | stalkingelk
    Okay - everybody - lets have a thread that not only lists, but EXPLAINS the origin and meaning of all these "freepisms" that are constantly showing up in this forum. I expect you "old timers" to chime in and offer your wisdom. Let's start with the infamous "moose", and "cheese" comments, along with the "time for a shower" - and many others that are out there. I know that there are several threads that individually address these 'sayings' but let's put everything together into one nice "library".. OKAY?