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  • George Will: Sarah Palin and the mutual loathing society

    02/17/2010 8:27:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 331 replies · 4,076+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | George F. Will
    The Republican presidential nominee, an Arizona senator, was a maverick, which was part of his charm. He spoke and acted impulsively, which was part of his problem. Voters thought his entertaining dimensions might be incompatible with presidential responsibilities. For example, he selected a running mate most Americans had never heard of and who had negligible experience pertinent to the presidency. This was 1964. Barry Goldwater, whose seat John McCain occupies, chose to run with Bill Miller, a congressman from Lockport, N.Y., near Buffalo. Miller, Goldwater cheerfully explained, annoyed Lyndon Johnson. After the Goldwater-Miller ticket lost 44 states, Miller retired to...
  • Anna Nicole's mom sues Houston TV station

    11/07/2007 12:02:59 PM PST · by trumandogz · 28 replies · 493+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11.7.07 | CINDY GEORGE
    Virgie Arthur, the mother of former Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith, has filed a libel lawsuit against a Houston TV station, CBS Studios Inc. and the late model's former companion, Howard K. Stern. The suit alleges that Stern arranged for Smith to appear in an Entertainment Tonight interview where the model stated that Arthur was complicit in Smith's childhood physical and sexual abuse. The lawsuit says the program aired on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston on Feb. 14, a week after Smith died at the age of 39. CBS Studios produces the program, which is broadcast locally on KPRC, an...
  • Military Intelligence: John Kerry's comments weren't just offensive. They were wrong

    11/01/2006 5:29:59 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 41 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/01/06 | Robert VerBruggen
    John Kerry's comments stirred up quite a bit of emotion yesterday. The American Legion promptly denounced them, and John McCain and President Bush rushed to hold press conferences. Kerry vowed to apologize "to no one" and insisted that the statement--"education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq"--was a botched joke directed at Yale graduate George W. Bush. Few, however, stopped to consider the factual nature of the assertions. If they did, they'd realize...
  • Bush to visit San Jose during trip next week

    04/14/2006 10:04:01 AM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 25 replies · 805+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/14/06 | Aaron C. Davis
    ``The president will participate in a panel to discuss his American Competitiveness Initiative to encourage American innovation and strengthen our nation's ability to compete in the global economy,'' White House press officer Alex Conant told the Mercury News. Conant, however, declined to say where in San Jose the event would be held or if it would be open to the public. Many of Silicon Valley's leading policy and technology groups contacted Thursday said they were unaware of the president's visit -- or any planned event on the multibillion-dollar initiative -- raising questions as to whether the event was already planned...
  • Courage Under Fire Pat Robertson isn’t playing some pernicious political game

    01/11/2006 10:59:55 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 123 replies · 1,892+ views ^ | January 11th, 2006 | Stan Goodenough
    Courage under fire Pat Robertson isn’t playing some pernicious political game By Stan Goodenough January 11th, 2006 “Instructive” is a good word for describing the reaction to Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) President Pat Robertson’s remarks about the stroke that incapacitated Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last week. Certainly it took immense courage of conviction for an influential man like the former candidate for the American presidency to say something he knew would enrage many people and put ammunition into the hands of his avowed enemies, and to nonetheless say it because he believes it is true, and because his conscience...
  • Hamilton College and Lecturer in Fee Dispute

    02/12/2005 1:21:10 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 32 replies · 882+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 12, 2005 | PATRICK D. HEALY
    An emotionally charged dispute over a $3,500 honorarium has erupted between Hamilton College and a guest lecturer, whose Feb. 3 speech was cancelled after he received death threats for having criticized victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. The college, in Clinton, N.Y., has been rocked by a nationally publicized controversy surrounding the lecturer, Professor Ward L. Churchill of the University of Colorado. It began last summer when the head of a Hamilton academic program sent a speaking invitation to Professor Churchill, offering the $3,500 fee. He signed and returned an acceptance letter. Months later, Hamilton officials learned that Professor Churchill...
  • Stephens Family suing Government (1st Anthrax victim)

    02/26/2003 5:45:24 AM PST · by TheBattman · 2 replies · 141+ views
    CBS news | 2/26/2003 | CBS news report
    Just saw a story on the CBS morning show about the Stephens family filing a claim (first step in lawsuit) against the US government over her husband's death from inhalation anthrax. Her attorney's claim is that the anthrax came from a US government lab that was insecure, making the government responsible for his death. The suit is for $50 million. It first must go through a claim system. If the Government does not offer an acceptable settlement, then it goes on to court as a federal lawsuit.
  • California: Davis eyes more gaming - (Looking for money )

    01/17/2003 11:51:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 169+ views
    The Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 8:22:54 PM MST | Erica Werne, Associated Press
    Davis eyes more gamingState: Governor would support expansion of tribal gambling, including more slots, to fill budget gap.By Erica Werne, Associated Press SACRAMENTO Gov. Gray Davis said for the first time Thursday he's "open to' an expansion of Indian gambling in California in exchange for tribal revenue to help close the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit. "If I can be assured that there is a need to do it, I'm open to it,' he said during his annual speech to the Sacramento Press Club. "But first ... there has to be an indication that there's demand, that there is local approval,...
  • Davis Oracle of Denial

    05/08/2002 1:02:36 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 14 replies · 284+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8 May 2002 | Dr. James Hirsen
    It's got it all. Document shredding, a payment handed over in a bar, secret side deals, scapegoats taking the heat, a big-bucks contract with no independent bidding, a conflicted consultant, some disregarded warnings, potential criminality, and a chief executive who claims he didn't have a clue. The $25,000 to the Davis campaign, given five days after a questionable $95 million contract with Oracle was finalized, has more pizzazz than your run-of-the-mill campaign finance violation. The circumstances have placed Gray Davis on defense at a time when he would like to be on offense. They also have exposed his Achilles' heal...