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  • Clinton Labor Secretary Warns Against July 4th ‘Americanism’

    07/04/2016 4:44:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    Tea Party/Daily Caller ^ | 7/3/2016 | Daily Caller Staff
    Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” (Daily Caller) – Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and current University of California Berkeley professor Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” “We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016, we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is an inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others...
  • Sen. Mikulski: Women ‘Pay More For Everything’

    04/11/2016 4:53:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2016 | 2:18 PM EDT | Craig Millward
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says women “pay more for everything.” “For we women, it costs more to be a woman. We pay more for everything,” Mikulski said during a rally for the Paycheck Fairness Act. “We continue to have to fight the battle of more expensive, medical care, child care, even dry cleaning. They charge us more to do our blouses than guy’s shirts. We women are tired of being taken to the cleaners. Pass Paycheck Fairness,” Mikulski said. …
  • Feds to Stop Calling Midget Raisins ‘Midget’ (after complaints from activist group)

    08/20/2015 1:51:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a regulation on Thursday to stop referring to midget raisins as “midget” after an activist group called the term offensive. The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued the proposed rule, announcing the U.S. “Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins” would eliminate all five times the word midget is used. Midget has long been used to describe the differences in sizes of California raisins.
  • Marco Rubio Skips Scheduled Q&A At Freedom Fest [in Las Vegas today]

    07/11/2015 4:20:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 29 replies
    Breitbart via Fox Nation ^ | July 11 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada —Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, offered no policy specifics whatsoever in a speech to Freedom Fest
  • [VANITY] Bob Costas is a moron

    10/13/2013 7:08:40 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    2013-OCT-13 | Self
    His leftist, politically-correct commentary during Sunday Night Football's halftime confirms his idiocy. He concluded that the name "Redskins" is offensive. No. It's not.NBC's removal of Keith Olbermann from SNF was not enough. Costas now must go.
  • Spike Lee, Seeking A Kickstarter Handout, Owns $30 Million Manhattan Mansion...

    08/13/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    As of moments ago, Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film has raised about $215,000 via more than 1220 donations. The director explains that he needs a public handout.... ... While Lee’s gambit is not a celebrity first (see Braff, Zach and Mars, Veronica), he may be the wealthiest online busker to date, an artist who does not need to seek, Knicks hat-in-hand, other people’s money to produce a new “joint.” Perhaps Lee, 56, might have considered a relatively small loan or mortgage secured by his Manhattan home, a sprawling Spanish Revival mansion that...
  • Pickle Company to Distraught Mom: Yes, We’ll Change Our Name (Midget is Derogatory)

    03/03/2013 12:04:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Take Part ^ | Andri Antoniades
    Cains Pickles removes a derogatory term from its labels after a mother’s protests. An average day at the grocery store for Rhode Island mom, Michelle Martinka, turned into a moment of activism when she noticed that Cains Pickles, a popular New England brand, produced a line called “Kosher Dill Midgets.” Martinka is the mother of ten-month-old Adelaide, a little girl with a form of dwarfism known as Achondroplasia—and “midget” is a derogatory way of referencing those born with the condition. In response, Martinka waged a peaceful protest, which included the above YouTube video, urging the company to change the name...
  • Police Hunt for Men Dressed as Oompa-Loompas After Attack on 28-Year-Old as He Left Kebab House

    12/31/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Police hunt for men dressed as Oompa-Loompas after attack on 28-year-old as he left kebab house • Man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes • Police are now hunting the two men dressed as the fictional factory workers Two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being hunted by police after they allegedly attacked a man on a night out. The pair - who had painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops like the characters in the 1971...
  • Rep. Johnson Tells “Abnormally Small People” He Regrets Using the “M-Word”

    12/13/2012 3:18:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared companies and workers to a “cage fight” between a “giant” and a “midget” on Wednesday night. By Thursday, he publicly expressed regret to “abnormally small people” for using the “m-word”. Johnson was discussing the right-to-work enacted in Michigan on Wednesday when he said, “What happens when you put in a cage fight a giant in with a midget? Well, the midget will not win the fight, I’m going to tell you that. Why? He just doesn’t carry enough weight to do so.” …
  • Hank Johnson forswears the word ‘midget’

    12/13/2012 2:12:49 PM PST · by Gil4 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/2012 | Emily Heil
    Turns out, the language one uses in speeches on the House floor is no small matter. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) today apologized for using what he terms “the m-word” during a speech the previous evening.
  • Gunter Grass Lashes Out Again Israel, Yet Again

    04/12/2012 7:36:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/12 | Rachel Hershfeld
    Gunter Grass has criticized Israel's decision to ban him from entering the country, comparing it to actions taken by the former communist East Germany and Myanmar. "I have been prohibited entry to acountry three times," Gunter wrote, referring to similar cases that have occurred with the ex-German Democratic Republic (GDR) and a 1986 attempt to travel to Myanmar, a pre-released copy of Thursday's Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported. In his statement entitled "Then as today- my response to latest decisions," which was published in the same newspaper that debuted his controversial poem, Gunter writes, "In both cases the usual practice in dictatorships...
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

    01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh
    Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes. You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isn’t about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely. For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this? First,...
  • Wisconsin: 10 Facts That Deny Former U.S. Secretary of Labor's Coup

    03/15/2011 10:32:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 15, 2011 | Brett McMahon
    Has there ever been a statement more clearly demonstrating the liberal and union sense of entitlement than “Governor Walker’s Coup D’Etat,” the headline of former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's latest whine at Talking Points Memo? By describing the vote in Wisconsin as a coup, Reich expresses more perfectly and more completely his side's elitist mentality than any words yet written or spoken. The tone of his rant is a combination of outrage and condescension — like he can’t believe anyone could have the nerve to challenge big labor and get away with it. And it appears Reich really can’t...
  • Deputies: SC Motel Guest Trashed Room To Find 'Midget'

    11/24/2010 2:44:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    wxii12 ^ | : 10:36 am EST November 24, 2010
    In what was apparently a phone prank that has taken place in other parts of the country, a motel guest said someone called his room and told him to smash the things inside in order to free a "midget" trapped next door. Spartanburg County, S.C., sheriff's deputies told WXII sister station WYFF that they were called to a Motel 6 on Sunday night after a guest nearly punched through to the next room with a wrench. A motel worker called deputies after she discovered the man had damaged the television, mirrors, and the wall between rooms, according to a police...
  • Cop quits after strip club visit with ‘Bridget the Midget’

    07/20/2010 7:47:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/20/10 | Dave Wedge
    A Stoughton cop has resigned after hitting a strip joint on duty to try and meet "the world’s smallest porn star," putting an unapproved laser scope on his gun and lying to investigators, the town’s police chief told the Herald today. Officer Richard P. Bennett, 28, has stepped down after five officers reported he left his patrol to go to Alex’s gentleman’s club to meet "Bridget the Midget," a 3-foot, 9-inch tall porn star, Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany said. Bennett, who was honored by the department in June for his work in helping catch an accused killer, also installed...
  • Howard Dean Shock : ObamaCare Is a Trillion Dollar Bailout, No Reform and Isn't Very Strong

    11/25/2009 4:15:07 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 985+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | November 24, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
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  • Nepali teen bids for crown of world's smallest man ever (18years old, 22" tall!)

    10/15/2009 11:36:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 6 replies · 3,977+ views
    UK Times ^ | 15 OCT 09 | Rhys Blakely in Mumbai
    Nepali teen bids for crown of world's smallest man Khagendra Thapa Magar: the Nepali is 18 but weighs just 10lbs When Khagendra Thapa Magar, who weighs just 10lbs, turned 18 yesterday he submitted an application to the Guinness Book of World Records, hoping to realise his ambition of being recognised as the planet’s shortest man, a title currently held by He Pingping of China, who is 28.7 inches tall. If Mr Magar’s claim is verified, he could turn out to be the joint shortest man of all time, according to Guinness, equalling the late Gul Mohammed of Delhi, who also...
  • 'Midget Cup' slammed by critics

    10/13/2009 10:52:10 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 28 replies · 3,555+ views
    9News ^ | 10/13/2009 | ninemsn staff
    A piggy-back race with dwarfs dressed as jockeys has been slammed by critics as offensive and derogatory. Thousands watched the race at a Cranbourne racetrack in Victoria, dubbed the "midgets' cup", as part of Sunday's Cranbourne Cup meeting, Adelaide Now reports. What do you think of the race — was it harmless fun or just plain ridicule? Share your thoughts below. Three men raced down a 50m stretch with a short statured person on each of their backs. The race ended with one "jockey" falling and crashing headfirst into the dirt but he was uninjured. Victorian racing minister Rob Hulls...
  • Jon Stewart Rips into Birthers

    07/23/2009 10:32:48 AM PDT · by steve-b · 59 replies · 2,383+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/23/09 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    In the past week, there has been growing attention online and on cable television to the so-called "birther" movement of people who believe, against all the evidence, that President Obama was not born in the United States. Last night, comedian Jon Stewart brought his viewers up to date on the high points of that undernews narrative, to use the Mickey Kaus phrase (earlier used by William Safire) for that odd amalgam of rumor, myth, speculation and actual facts that circulates as word of mouth and online....
  • Little people call for FCC to ban ‘midget’

    07/05/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies · 1,995+ views
    AP ^ | July 5, 2009
    NEW YORK - Little people are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV. The group Little People of America said Sunday the word is just as offensive as racial slurs.
  • Former teacher sentenced to jail for sex with student

    06/05/2009 12:28:14 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 65 replies · 3,590+ views ^ | ,June 4, 2009 | ANN ZANIEWSKI
    A former Holly High School music teacher accused of having sex with two students was sentenced to jail Wednesday and barred from most unsupervised contact with minors. Ranee Sue Proper hugged supporters before facing Oakland Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick, who sentenced her to five years probation, with the first nine months of that in Oakland County Jail. The judge also ordered her to participate in sex offender treatment and not to have any unsupervised contact with minors under 18 other than her own children and relatives’ children.
  • Former Clinton cabinet member, 2 ex-senators endorse Obama

    04/18/2008 2:55:37 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 52 replies · 206+ views
    AP ^ | April 18th, 2008 | GLEN JOHNSON
    BOSTON - Former Clinton Cabinet member Robert Reich on Friday endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. Two other Democratic elder statesmen, former Sens. Sam Nunn of Georgia and David Boren of Oklahoma, also said they were supporting the Illinois senator. Reich, who served as Labor secretary under Bill Clinton, said in a blog post that "although Hillary Clinton has offered solid and sensible policy proposals, Obama's strike me as even more so." Reich also said Obama's plans for reforming Social Security and health care have a better chance of succeeding, and...
  • We're Blowing Up Lemons Today (When Life Gives You Lemons, Blow Them Up)

    12/29/2007 3:30:38 PM PST · by pax_et_bonum · 376 replies · 1,441+ views
    lemon tree | 12/29/2007 | me
    We're exploding lemons today.humblegunner is letting Eaker explode lemons on his head. We have photos and video which will be posted very soon.TheMom, Allegra, TheGirl, and me are all witnesses to this bizarre behavior.
  • St. Petersburg straw poll votes were cast with cash (Romney buys victory)

    11/29/2007 5:08:43 PM PST · by traviskicks · 51 replies · 140+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | 11/29/07 | DAVID DeCAMP
    ST. PETERSBURG -- Mitt Romney bought himself a victory in the straw poll for Republicans at a rain-shortened barbecue in Vinoy Park. Romney got 893 votes, besting second-place Ron Paul's 534 -- despite Paul's shuttling in supporters on a rented trolley and shuttle. The campaign had a plane sporting pro-Paul slogans and a boat touting him, too. In fact, Paul supporters dominated the crowd, which reached an estimated 1,000 people. Tickets for votes cost $20 each. So how did Romney do it? "I voted 20 times," Derek Gyongzois, 38, of St. Petersburg exclaimed after casting ballots. He said he works...
  • Ron Paul Has Won

    11/26/2007 1:54:54 PM PST · by rob777 · 112 replies · 175+ views ^ | November 26th, 2007 | Patrick Ruffini
    He won’t win the nomination. He won’t win any primaries. But for Ron Paul’s quixotic bid for the White House, it’s “Mission Accomplished.” In the past few months, Ron Paul has dramatically raised the profile of libertarianism inside the Republican Party. My small-l libertarian friends seem more comfortable describing themselves as such, even though they’ll go out of their way to disassociate themselves from Ron Paul and the big-L kind. Libertarianism in the GOP took a big hit on 9/11, and it’s slowly coming back, with Ron Paul as the catalyst. Its underlying ideals still have appeal well beyond the...
  • VIDEO: Midget runs from cops

    05/27/2007 5:29:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies · 1,270+ views
    YouTube ^ | February 18, 2007 | VanceHammersley
    Okay, I found this VIDEO to be somewhat disturbing but HILARIOUS at the same time.
  • Michael Medved and Bigfoot

    06/29/2006 6:12:16 PM PDT · by Stevendl1 · 6 replies · 1,103+ views
    Until now I never understood how Michael Medved could believe in Bigfoot. But seeing is believing. Click on the 2nd video on this site to see the irrefutable evidence.
  • Flutie retires after 21 years of pro football

    05/15/2006 11:34:01 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 27 replies · 385+ views ^ | 5/15/2006 | wire reports
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (May 15, 2006) -- Doug Flutie retired from pro football, ending a 21-year career in which the Heisman Trophy winner puzzled both opposing defenses and his own coaches with his unconventional style at quarterback. The decision by the 43-year-old Flutie was announced by the New England Patriots, for whom he played five games last season. Flutie spent 12 seasons in the NFL and also played in the USFL and the Canadian Football League. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award six times and the league's Grey Cup championship three times. Flutie finishes with 14,715 passing yards and...
  • Katie Holmes Called 'Stepford Wife'

    04/07/2006 8:49:12 PM PDT · by Blogger · 12 replies · 882+ views ^ | 7 Apr 2006 | Susan Hatch
    Katie Holmes Called 'Stepford Wife' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Susan Hatch Apr 7, 2006 It was only a matter of time. The fabulous Katie Holmes has been dubbed as behaving like a 'Stepford wife.' She has been quite odd since this whole - I wanna marry my dream guy Tom Cruise thing stated. Katie Accused: Stepford Wife Now here come the brainwashing hints. Who better to deliver the story than Page Six. The gossip column asks - What's up with Katie Holmes? *** The once vivacious actress is like a "Stepford" wife ever since she hooked up with Tom Cruise and Scientology....
  • Report: Tom Cruise schooled in Scientology at desert compound

    12/17/2005 9:27:51 PM PST · by LouAvul · 42 replies · 1,877+ views
    sacbee ^ | 12-17-05
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Cruise's faith in Scientology was nurtured at a secretive Southern California desert compound that catered to his needs around the clock, it was reported Saturday. Long before Cruise sprang onto Oprah's couch or blasted Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants, the Hollywood superstar undertook intensive study and counseling at the compound in the late 1980s and early 1990s, current and former Scientologists told the Los Angeles Times. Cruise also trained at the church's better-known facilities, including those in Hollywood, Calif., and Clearwater, Fla. But much of his time was spent at the compound 90 miles east...
  • Flutie converts NFL's first drop kick in 64 years

    01/01/2006 4:37:29 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 146 replies · 16,589+ views
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Jan. 1, 2006) -- Doug Flutie added another oddity to his football résumé when he converted a drop kick in the fourth quarter of the New England Patriots' game against the Miami Dolphins. It was the league's first drop kick since the 1941 NFL championship game, according to the web site for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With starting quarterback Tom Brady sitting out most of the season-ending game, backup Matt Cassel threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Tim Dwight to cut Miami's lead to 25-19 with 6:10 left in the game. Flutie, who was listed as...
  • Tom Cruise Voted Most Irritating Star Of All Time

    12/29/2005 10:57:45 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 97 replies · 2,305+ views
    THE INDY CHANNEL ^ | 12/29/2005 | AP
    LONDON -- Maybe it was jumping on Oprah's couch. Or perhaps it was his testy interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show, or his constant expressions of love for his fiancee, Katie Holmes. Maybe it was all of those things combined that prompted British movie fans to name Tom Cruise the most irritating actor in Hollywood. Cruise was found to be more annoying than Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey. Britain's Empire magazine surveyed 10,000 movie fans. But while Cruise may annoy them off camera, they still like his movies. They named him the greatest movie...
  • ABC Promotes George Stephanopoulos

    12/13/2005 3:26:09 AM PST · by John W · 30 replies · 748+ views
    Earthlink News ^ | December 12, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - ABC News has appointed "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos as its chief Washington correspondent, adding duties to his weekly job at the helm of the Sunday morning political talk show. Stephanopoulos, about to start his 10th year at ABC News, will also report for network programs "World News Tonight," "Nightline" and "Good Morning America," ABC News President David Westin said Monday. He will also oversee the network's coverage of Congress with the impending departure of reporter Linda Douglass. The new job title will put Stephanopoulos, an adviser to President Clinton before joining ABC News, in line with...
  • Cruise keeps an eye on "fetus"

    11/25/2005 7:13:46 AM PST · by Qwertrew · 110 replies · 5,272+ views
    E! Online ^ | 11/23/2005 | Sarah Hall
    Tom Cruise has already claimed to know the history of psychiatry. Now he's working on getting acquainted with OB/GYN. The couch-jumping thesp has acquired a sonogram machine with which to personally track the progress of the fetus currently incased in his fiancee Katie Holmes' womb. Cruise revealed the purchase during an interview with Barbara Walters taped Oct. 30 for the veteran newswoman's upcoming special, Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005, scheduled to air Tuesday on ABC. "I bought a sonogram machine," Cruise told Walters. "I am going to donate it to a hospital when we are...
  • Stay at Holmes Mum (Katie Holmes Retires from Hollywood at Age 26)

    11/12/2005 11:45:40 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 70 replies · 2,168+ views
    The London Sun ^ | 11.12.05 | Victoria Newton
    Katie Holmes is quitting acting, to become a full time wife to Tom Cruise. The 'Batman Begins' beauty is one of Hollywoods most promising up and coming young stars. But at age 26 she wants to ditch her blossoming film career and devote herself to bringing up the baby they are expecting next year. A pal tells me 'Katie has decided to give up acting altogether. She's been telling friends that she and Tom have decided it is best that she stays at home and brings up their new baby.' 'Her decision is raising a lot of eyebrows in Hollywood....
  • Katie Holmes Completely Cruise Controlled (TomKat/Hollyweird Alert)

    10/07/2005 8:56:07 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 16 replies · 6,058+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 07, 2005 | Roger Friedman
    Katie Holmes Continues Purge of Inner Circle Katie Holmes fired her publicist of nearly eight years on Tuesday. During her conversation with Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, Holmes did not mention that she was pregnant by fiancé Tom Cruise. The next day, the news broke. In short order, since meeting Cruise in April, Holmes has now fired her manager, changed agents and discharged her publicist. All had been her longtime allies. And let's not forget the broken engagement to actor Chris Klein back in March. That's a lot of activity for seven months. Where does that leave our Katie? I'm told that Holmes...
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Expecting

    10/05/2005 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Jaded · 54 replies · 4,552+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10/5/05 | AP Staff Writer
    NEW YORK - Let the couch-jumping begin: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are expecting a baby. Holmes' pregnancy was reported Wednesday by People magazine. The couple have been dating since April and became engaged in June.
  • Cruise, Holmes expecting baby (Hollyweirdo Alert)

    10/06/2005 4:25:22 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 41 replies · 1,113+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | Thursday, October 6, 2005 | ABC News Online
    US movie star Tom Cruise, 43, and his fiancee, actress Katie Holmes, 27, are expecting a baby together, a spokeswoman for the actor says. News that Holmes is pregnant with Cruise's child was first reported by People magazine on its website. "I can confirm that," spokeswoman Marlan Willard said, but added she had no information about a due date or any other details. A statement from Cruise's chief publicist said "Tom and Katie are very excited and the entire family is every excited". No wedding date for the couple has been set. Cruise and Holmes began dating in mid-April and...
  • Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins Berkeley faculty

    07/24/2005 9:45:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 544+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sun, Jul. 24, 2005
    BERKELEY, Calif. - Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich is joining the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. Reich taught at Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy during the spring semester and in 2004. That post will become permanent as of Jan. 1, according to a statement Friday from the university. Reich said he's taking the job to participate in an intellectual community "that supports a full discussion of all views." Reich, who has written ten books concerning politics and the economy, served as labor secretary in the Clinton administration, as an assistant to the solicitor general in the...
  • More Tom Cruise and TomKat parodies from The Spoof!

    07/12/2005 10:06:17 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 1,221+ views
    The Spoof! | Wed. July 13 | The Spoof!
    "In an announcement today that shocked the planet, Roman Catholic Virgin Katie Holmes and her lover Tom Cruise said that their wedding may happen sooner than had previously been expected, due to a turn of completely unexpected events. "World," said Katie, teary-eyed, "we're pregnant." Tom immediately corrected her and said, "Actually, I had nothing to do with it." Then in a narrative which described the most shocking chapter of this couple's lives (if not of all of Show Business), Katie recalled how a shining angel came to her with the news. Tom jumped up and down as he told how...
  • Some parodies of Tom Cruise from The Spoof! web site.

    07/12/2005 9:42:44 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 7 replies · 913+ views
    The Spoof! | Wed. July 13 | The Spoof!
    'New York - Tom Cruise, who clashed with Today show host Matt Lauer on Friday when Lauer brought up Cruise's earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants, issued an apology today for his belligerent behavior from Hollywood. According to his publicist, Mr. Cruise failed to take his prescribed dose of Ritalin that morning and, as a result, was "a tiny bit on the edge." "Tom is doing fine now," publicist/sister/fellow Scientologist, Lee Ann Devett explained to reporters. "Between his new bride's constant need for attention and being sprayed in the face with water last week at the London premiere...
  • Paris city hall will not honour Scientologist Cruise(passed resolution to diss him)

    07/12/2005 7:58:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 140 replies · 1,678+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/12/05
    Paris city hall will not honour Scientologist Cruise Tue Jul 12, 7:42 AM ET The Paris city hall has pledged not to make US actor Tom Cruise an honorary citizen because of his membership of the Church of Scientology. In a debate late Monday, the Socialist-controlled municipal assembly approved a resolution "never to welcome the actor Tom Cruise, spokesman for Scientology and self-declared militant for this organisation." Last month on a promotional tour for his film "War of the Worlds," the 43-year-old star chose the Eiffel Tower to propose to girlfriend Katie Holmes. He was also made an honorary citizen...
  • Mystery Scientology Theater (We come in peace, take us to your leader.)

    06/28/2005 1:49:45 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 35 replies · 1,432+ views
    Village Voice ^ | June 28, 2005 | Jessica Winter
    They came from within: How War of the Worlds anticipated the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard The ominous tagline in early trailers for the alien invasion blockbuster War of the Worlds was "They're Already Here" — but any learned Scientologist could have told you that long ago. As you may have heard, WOTW star Tom Cruise is a 20-year veteran of the Church of Scientology, which reportedly teaches that human beings contain clusters of "body thetans," or spirits, of aliens who died 75 million years ago in an intergalactic purge of overpopulated planets by the evil overlord Xenu. In Scientology-speak,...
  • Cruise, Lauer argue on 'Today'

    06/24/2005 4:12:46 PM PDT · by missyme · 174 replies · 3,743+ views
    CNN ^ | June 24th, 2005
    'Worlds' star: 'You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do' NEW YORK (AP) -- Let the cynics talk. Tom Cruise is in love -- and he just can't restrain himself. "You know what? There's always cynics. There always has been. There always will be," said Cruise, who hasn't been shy about displaying his affection for "Batman Begins" actress Katie Holmes. "I have never worried ... about what other people think and what other people say." Cruise, 42, and Holmes, 26, went public with their romance in April, smooching and posing for photographers in Rome. They recently became engaged. Many...
  • Caption this: Daschle Photo

    06/14/2003 9:23:11 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 30 replies · 251+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | July 13,2003 | myself
    This picture begs for a caption:
  • ***CAPTION THIS*** Bush & Daschle

    03/18/2003 12:39:37 AM PST · by laz17 · 17 replies · 289+ views
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  • Commentary: Lott Throws In The Towel (Conservative base will be gone)

    12/20/2002 6:19:45 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 445 replies · 660+ views
    crosswalk ^ | 12/20/2002 | Gary Bauer
    Commentary: Lott Throws In The Towel Gary Bauer President, American Values After days of endless apologizing, Trent Lott has thrown in the towel and resigned as Senate Majority Leader. Late last night he began making phone calls to GOP colleagues to let them know his decision. Also over night the White House began a more concerted push to replace Lott with Senator Bill Frist, who will now emerge as the "frontrunner." Frist is a savvy media personality, but he angered many conservatives by interfering in Republican primaries around the country, virtually always in favor of the moderate candidate over the...
  • Daschle reaction

    11/06/2002 2:07:10 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 13 replies · 211+ views
    Tom Daschle reacts strongly to the defeats of his democratic party and the loss of his position as Majority Leader in the Senate. This reaction was similar to another Daschle reaction made earlier this year. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE?! NOW WE CAN'T BLOCK OVER 100 BILLS AND REJECT GOOD JUDGES?! THE REPUBLICANS WILL KILL TRILLIONS OF IRAQIS AND POISION OUR WATER WITH ARSENIC LACED WITH ANTHRAX AND KICK OUT ALL THE IMMIGRANTS WE NEED AND CUT ALL THE TAXES TO THE WEALTHIEST 1% AND NOT ALLOW WHORES TO KILL BABIES AFTER THEY CHOSE TO HAVE SEX WITH A WORTHLESS A**HOLE...
  • Daschle criticizes Bush, says Democrats will campaign on economic issues

    10/18/2002 12:15:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 366+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-18-02 | JIM ABRAMS
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Friday that President Bush was responsible for a "precipitous drop" in America's international stature and for an economy falling apart.</p> <p>Democrats will emphasize the country's weakened economy in the two weeks leading up to the elections for control of Congress, Daschle said.</p>
  • #1 New York Slimes Bestsmeller

    09/17/2002 3:50:02 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 57 replies · 297+ views
    Washing my Mind | 9/17/02 | ForGod'sSake