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  • ACLU of Wash. sues King Co. over bus ad ban

    01/19/2011 3:58:13 PM PST · by epithermal · 13 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | January 19, 2011 | AP
    SEATTLE -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is suing King County over its refusal to place advertisements critical of the Israeli government on Metro buses. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court says Metro had a long history of allowing noncommercial advertisements on its buses, and that makes the buses a traditional public forum. The ACLU says the county's refusal to run ads that said "Israeli War Crimes: Your Tax Dollars at Work" violates the First Amendment rights of the group that sought to run the ads. The county received complaints asking officials to block the ad from...
  • Effort To Blur Party Lines At State Of The Union Gaining Momentum (The Kumbaya Moment Continues)

    01/14/2011 8:19:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/2011 | by Autria Thuman
    <p>A proposal by Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., for bipartisan seating during the annual State of Union address is picking up support. The plan, that would sit Republicans, Democrats, and Independents should-to-shoulder during the President's address, is getting the thumbs up from both sides of the aisle and even right down the middle.</p>
  • R.I. governor defends talk radio ban; says may be temporary

    01/13/2011 11:04:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 25 replies ^ | January 13, 2011 | Katherine Gregg and TOM MOONEY
    With his talk-radio avoidance policy making the national news and rating the second-highest placed headline on the Drudge Report Wednesday, Governor Chafee is defending his decision. In an interview Wednesday, Chafee denied speculation that the policy had anything to do with the harsh criticism that some of the state’s conservative talk-show hosts had been flinging his way in the wake of his move to rescind his predecessor’s executive order on illegal immigration. “We just want to focus on the job at hand, getting the economy rolling again, and we can’t be diverted with all the nonsense on talk radio,” he...
  • Cops: Man died from ‘party game’ gone wrong

    01/08/2011 6:10:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 8, 2011 | Brian Stanley
    Two people are facing criminal charges after a “party game” gone wrong ended in a man’s death. Authorities said Jimmy Mounts, 27, of Romeoville, was at a garage party in the 2000 block of Waterford in Crest Hill Sept. 25 when he starting offering other guests $5 if they could take a punch from 21-year-old Tiffany Startz, of Joliet. John A. Powell, 25, who was 5-foot-8 and weighed 140 pounds, took Mounts’ wager and stood before the 5-foot-5, 142-pound Startz, police said. Witnesses told police Startz swung and hit Powell once in the face. He collected his money from Mounts...
  • Might Gays Be Better Soldiers? (Barf)

    01/01/2011 12:21:11 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies ^ | Dec. 17, 2010 | Cord Jefferson
    With the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” looking imminent, the next question on America’s mind is what a military with openly gay soldiers will look like. Most experts, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, believe that a repeal of the discriminatory law won’t at all endanger the military’s stability. And a large majority of enlisted troops agree with them. But what if a military that welcomes gays and lesbians with open arms doesn’t just not fall part, but actually shows remarkable improvement? For decades now, scientists seeking to understand why people...
  • Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos....

    12/17/2010 3:04:54 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17 December 2010 | Daily Mail Staff
    Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos across Britain Swathes of Britain skidded to a halt today as the big freeze returned - grounding flights, closing rail links and leaving traffic at a standstill. And tonight the nation was braced for another 10in of snow and yet more sub-zero temperatures - with no let-up in the bitterly cold weather for at least a month, forecasters have warned. The Arctic conditions are set to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond and as temperatures plummeted to -10c (14f) the Met...
  • Bay Area activist working to put Arizona-style immigration law on California ballot

    11/25/2010 9:51:07 AM PST · by epithermal · 18 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/23/2010 | Matt O'Brien
    BELMONT -- A Republican activist is raising signatures to place an Arizona-style immigration law on the California ballot in 2012. The proposition would require all state and local police officers to investigate the immigration status of those they stop if they have reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. It would make it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek work while concealing their immigration status. In addition, it would make it a state crime for an employer to hire an undocumented immigrant, whether the hiring happens intentionally or negligently. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced...
  • Whoopi: O’Reilly Implied Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul Jabar Behind 9/11 Attacks

    11/15/2010 8:12:24 PM PST · by Justaham · 39 replies ^ | 11-15-10
    What he had said was too volitile and I felt that his statement, which I won't repeat, seems wrong to me because Muhammad Ali is a Muslim. Is he responsible? Is that what you're saying, Bill, that it was him or Kareem Abdul Jabar? You mean they did that?
  • US bans printer cartridges from passenger planes

    11/08/2010 10:40:01 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | November 8, 2010 | BBC News
    The US has banned toner and ink cartridges from passenger aircraft in the wake of last month's bomb plot. In addition, cargo flights from Somalia and Yemen are banned, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. High risk cargo will receive extra screening and parcels must be screened and certified to have come via an established shipper, she said. The strictures come after bombs hidden in cartridges were intercepted on route from Yemen to the US in cargo planes. The printer cartridge ban affects cartridges over 16 ounces.
  • Arianna Huffington paying for 10,000 New Yorkers' buses to Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert D.C. rally

    10/30/2010 1:48:31 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 14 replies
    Daily News ^ | Oct 30, 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - Millionaire blogger Arianna Huffington is picking up the bus fare for more than 10,000 New Yorkers headed Saturday to Comedy Central's "Rally to Restore Sanity." "It was a moment of irrational exuberance," Huffington joked in an interview with the Daily News, admitting she never expected so many people to take her up on the offer.
  • CNN Anchor Claims Christine O’Donnell is ‘Arrogant’ For Praying Over Campaign

    10/27/2010 9:05:40 AM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 36 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 10/26/2010 | Erin Brown
    Conservative Delaware senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, a popular target of the mainstream media, was questioned on CNN’s “American Morning” for her statements about faith and prayer in her interview with Christian Broadcasting Network White House Correspondent David Brody. The Christian candidate cited prayer as playing a central role in her campaign, and her comments drew raised eyebrows over at CNN.
  • Let’s do the Barney Frank Dance

    10/21/2010 7:58:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 21, 2010 | Sean Bielat
    Fantastic video! See Barney "dance" around the issues. The only thing which would make this video better would be photoshopping a tutu on that "happy kind of guy" Barney. Video by the Sean Bielat campaign....follow the link....
  • Over 50 Memphians Travel to Rally in D.C

    10/01/2010 11:19:39 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 40 replies ^ | Friday, 01 Oct 2010, 5:55 PM CDT | Les Smith
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - More than 50 Memphians are on a long bus ride, they hope will eventually pay-off in more job opportunities for Memphis and Shelby County. They'll be part of thousands expected to gather at the National Mall in Washington D.C. for the "One Nation Coming Together" rally tomorrow. Mass demonstrations in Washington D.C for decades, whether about civil rights, war, poverty or collective dissatisfaction with governmental policy, these forms of usually non-violent protest have symbolically served as clarion calls for action. More than 50 Memphians boarded an NAACP chartered bus Friday morning to participate in the latest example...
  • Clarice's Pieces: Make Way for Hillary?

    09/26/2010 3:40:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Obama, Pelosi, and Reid shoved the hated ObamaCare legislation through the world's greatest deliberative body, and we are seeing the results. As my friend Rick Ballard says, "Those who went along with the Three Stooges of the Democalypse are going to pay for it on November 2." The polls are rather uniform in showing the likelihood of a tsunami wiping out a Democrat majority in the House, with only the margins being in doubt, and some, like Dick Morris, are predicting that the Senate will also shift into Republican hands. Although it's the main drag on the ticket, it's not...
  • Iraq's Top Shiite Cleric Urges Tolerance Towards Christians (About Koran Burning Protest)

    09/10/2010 8:19:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    DPA via Earthtmes ^ | Friday, September 10, 2010
    SNIP Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in a statement released Thursday night, said: "While we denounce the assault on the Holy Koran and stress the importance of not letting this occur, we urge Muslims, whereever they are, to exercise the utmost restraint." "Do not do what would hurt the followers of the church," he said. SNIP
  • Washington’s Self-Anointed Deities

    09/06/2010 6:03:03 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 6, 2010 | Sarah Durand
    A populace that expects salvation from the government has some representatives believing they are saviors. A few weeks ago, California Congressman Pete Stark made a revealing comment at a town hall meeting. One of his constituents inquired about using the Constitution’s commerce clause to justify health care legislation that — for the first time in American history — requires citizens to purchase a product. When asked by that constituent what the federal government can’t do, Stark replied: “The federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country.” Really? In late August, Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth had a similarly rare...
  • Obama no savior

    09/02/2010 5:11:37 AM PDT · by ancientart · 14 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | September 2, 2010 | Art Marmorstein
    Of all the attacks on George W. Bush, one of the hardest to understand was the often-repeated leftist mantra that Bush was a liar. Particularly strange was the challenge to Bush's claims about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction.” How did a claim so strongly endorsed by so many leaders on both sides of the aisle suddenly become not merely a mistake, but an out-and-out lie? Perhaps what was going on here was not so much a dispute about facts, but a dispute about world view. A basic dogma of the left is that American military intervention is a trick that...
  • Meanwhile, over at Democratic Underground, panic to get out the vote in November

    08/19/2010 10:48:39 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 36 replies
    Posted on the dark side by the dim bulbs: Cyrano (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-19-10 01:14 PM If we sit out the November elections, we're screwed Yeah, I know the Democrats are wimps and many of them are outright slime. But don't be too quick to dismiss the "lesser of two evils" argument. We are where we are today because of the Republican Party. Imagine if they had more than the power to just say "No." They already control the message because of Fox "news" and hate radio. Imagine them in control of one or both houses of congress where the...
  • State Dept. to Back Fund Raising Tour for Ground Zero Mosque (State Dept. Spits in America's Eye)

    08/08/2010 10:15:27 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 83 replies
    John Bachelor Show | 08/08/2010
    The State Dept. will pay for the fund raising tour of the Imam who wants to build the mosque at Ground Zero. He will visit Riyadh, S.A., Quater, and Dubai, among other countries. After several days of phone calls and e-mail inquiries, the State Dept. answered, "we need to get clearance to comment" No denial was forthcoming. The Imam already has a mosque 10 blocks from the sone he wants to build.
  • U.S. Calls Illegal Mexican Pot Farmer “Displaced Traveler”

    07/26/2010 4:11:37 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 26 replies · 2+ views
    judicial watch ^ | 07/21/2010
    In an insane case of political correctness, a federal government agency has classified an illegal immigrant arrested for cultivating marijuana in a national forest as a “displaced traveler from Michoacán Mexico.” The illegal alien (Gauldry Almonte-Hernandez) was recently busted during a U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Operation raid of illegally grown marijuana plants in northern California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest. So far this month, the feds have eradicated more than 92,000 marijuana plants throughout the 2.1 million acre national forest that encompasses five wilderness areas and hundreds of mountain lakes. In the first few days of July alone, about 50,000 plants...
  • 2-Inch-Tall Army Soldiers Gets School Kid Reprimanded

    06/17/2010 7:41:09 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 410+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/07/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    A policy of no tolerance for weapons got an 8-year-old boy in trouble at his Rhode Island grade school this week. The boy brought in nearly a dozen M-14 Army rifles to his Tiogue School in Coventry, R.I. grade school and was chastised by the principal for the outrage. How did he get all those assault rifles into the school you might ask? Why he did it by gluing seven or so of his 2-inch-tall green army soldier toys to his camo colored ball cap for "make a crazy hat" day at school. That's right, a few green army man...
  • Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?

    05/17/2010 9:32:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies · 1,349+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 17, 2010 | Robert M. Engstrom
    Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s recent comment about Arizona’s illegal immigration law demonstrates that he is either blatantly disingenuous, or that the most powerful attorney in the country is incompetent. Holder admitted under questioning last Thursday that he has not read the Arizona statute, nor been briefed on the 16-page document by his staff. Nevertheless, our nation’s top law enforcement official has repeatedly said that the law is unconstitutional, misguided, and will be challenged. It turns out his expert legal opinion is nothing more than hysterical, and mostly erroneous, hyperbole—the kind that flies in the face of the vast majority of...
  • TARP traps GOP incumbents (as it should)

    05/15/2010 2:45:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 64 replies · 1,289+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/15/10 | Jim Hohman
    Utah Sen. Bob Bennett’s defeat Saturday underscored what many Republicans already know to be true: Their 2008 “yes” vote for the Troubled Asset Relief Program is no asset to their campaigns. The Wall Street bailout has turned into a millstone for many Republicans who voted for the $700 billion fund. The vote is proving to be a crushing burden in GOP primaries for those carrying it. Nowhere was it clearer than in Utah, where, as Bennett pleaded Saturday for the chance to serve a fourth term, a smattering of delegates at the Utah Republican convention serenaded him with the chant...
  • Meet the Press: Extra Screening at Airports May Be Driving Moderate Muslims to Extremism (Video)

    05/09/2010 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 419+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/9/10 | HAP
    From Meet the Press roundtable, the topic is terrorism and disrupting terrorist plots, they toss a question to the BBC Correspondent..get ready...(Video)
  • Tea party 'infiltration,' destruction promised

    04/10/2010 4:13:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 284 replies · 3,796+ views ^ | April 9, 2010
    A new website has appeared that should earn the support of tea-party critics such as CNN's Anderson Cooper and his compatriots: It beckons, "Let's get to work. This Tea Party isn't going to destroy itself … Or is it." But whether the website succeeds remains to be seen, because a random assortment of visitors to the new site so far haven't been enamored. "Just TRY to show up at the rallies! We've got your number. We have LOTS of security. And many veterans, Oathkeepers and other well qualified people who can spot phonies, trouble-makers, SEIU thugs – and MORONS...
  • Cheerleaders punished for urine prank

    04/08/2010 1:45:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 1,600+ views
    upi ^ | April 8, 2010
    FORT WORTH,- Officials with a Texas school district said a group of high school cheerleaders was disciplined for giving urine-tainted drinks to teammates. Administrators said at least two girls at Fort Worth's Saginaw High School received in-school suspensions and an unspecified number of their fellow cheerleaders received lesser punishments for serving sodas contaminated with a cheerleader's urine to their teammates during a basketball game late last year, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday. District officials said Principal Ric Canterbury began an investigation after hearing rumors about the incident. They said the girls involved in the prank will be barred from...
  • Explosive Silicon Gas Casts Shadow on Solar Power Industry

    04/07/2010 6:44:48 PM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies · 658+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 04/02/2010 | David Biello
    In 2007, outside Bangalore, India, an explosion decapitated an industrial worker, hurling his body through a brick wall. In 2005 a routine procedure at a manufacturing plant in Taiwan caused a spontaneous explosion that killed a worker and ignited a blaze that ripped through the factory, shutting down production for three months. Both incidents shared a common cause—silane, a gas made up of silicon and hydrogen that explodes on contact with air. And both incidents occurred in the same industry—solar power. Among other environmental black marks, the process of manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) cells from silicon relies on this dangerous pyrophoric...
  • Grayson: Doctor shooing away Obama backers will deny treatment to blacks

    04/03/2010 10:08:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 95 replies · 2,869+ views
    Grayson: Doctor shooing away Obama backers will deny treatment to blacks By Jordan Fabian - 04/03/10 11:28 AM ET A doctor who posted a sign at his practice asking Obama supporters to seek care "elsewhere" will end up denying service to many African Americans, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Friday. Dr. Jack Cassell, an opponent of the healthcare law President Barack Obama signed last month, put up the sign at his office in Grayson's district. "Well, in fact, where he lives, in Mount Dora, which is in my district, many, many of the Democrats who live in Mount Dora happen...
  • How is Fedzilla going to force others like our daughter to pay for Obamacare?

    03/24/2010 11:28:41 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 58 replies · 1,260+ views
    Stayfree | March 24, 2010 | Stayfree
    One of our daughters has no job, no health insurance, no money, no assets and no ability to get a job, but she does have huge medical problems and bills (which we have been paying for over 20 years). I just wonder how Fedzilla is going to force her to obtain and pay for Obamacare...will the IRS fine her and attach her nonexistant bank account and then throw her in jail? I am sure there are millions just like her who will bankrupt Obamacare before it even gets started....
  • Mysterious Bush-Bush-Obama meeting at the Oval Office this morning

    01/30/2010 9:25:26 AM PST · by advance_copy · 113 replies · 3,803+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/30/10 | Todd Gilman
    <p>President Barack Obama hosted a pair of Bushes this morning in the Oval Office: former President George H.W. Bush and his son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.</p> <p>Two weeks ago, Jeb's brother, former President George W. Bush, was at the White House talking about Haiti relief with Obama and ex-President Bill Clinton.</p>
  • Wow: Obama administration says “Taliban must take legitimate role” in Afghanistan

    01/22/2010 5:14:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies · 2,277+ views
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 22, 2010, | Jim Hoft
    For all that our boys have fought and died for, we’re now giving legitimacy to the same enemy we went there defeat? Imagine how our troops overseas must be feeling about the news that their Commander in Chief wants to legitimize the very enemy they’re trying to defeat. Sad… NY Times - The United States recognizes that the Taliban are now part of the political fabric of Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here on Friday, but the group must be prepared to play a legitimate role before it can reconcile with the Afghan government. That means, Mr. Gates...
  • Why Obama (flashback (barf))

    01/22/2010 4:03:01 PM PST · by libh8er · 1 replies · 168+ views
    Fellow Republicans, The U.S. faces serious challenges that have not been addressed by our political leaders. For a generation, elected officials on both sides found it easier to appease their parties’ fringes to win elections, and media companies have chosen to shock, amuse and divide us. In the meantime, the problems we face as a nation grow as they are passed on to future generations. President Obama is a leader who can lay the foundations of another American Century—he can help us get past our partisan and ideological divisions, as we strengthen our standing in the world and tackle the...

    01/12/2010 6:58:37 PM PST · by DBCJR · 226 replies · 7,223+ views
    NBC ^ | Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 4:19 PM | by Domenico Montanaro
    President Obama will address the House Republican Conference later this month during their retreat in Baltimore, being held Jan. 28th to 30th. Obama was invited by the elected GOP Leadership to speak a few weeks ago and will take them up on their offer. ... Despite that gracious tone, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor wrote this morning in a statement: “Though it’s welcome news that President Obama will speak with House Republicans later this month, it is important to point out that true bipartisanship requires working together on common-sense solutions and a mainstream agenda to help Americans facing difficult challenges....
  • Anti-whaling superboat sinks after Japanese collision

    01/08/2010 4:01:06 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 67 replies · 2,116+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | Fri Jan 8, 3:04 am | Talek Harris
    SYDNEY (AFP) – A high-tech protest boat sank without trace on Friday after a dangerous collision with a Japanese whaling ship, as Australia protested to Tokyo over its fleet's alleged tactics. Peter Hammarstedt, first officer of the Sea Shepherd group's "Bob Barker" ship, said the celebrated "Ady Gil" was abandoned overnight after a tow line snapped en route to an Antarctic research base.
  • Video shows no flashing lights in police pursuit that injured Jacksonville nurse (Messed up title)

    01/06/2010 8:54:17 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 8 replies · 834+ views ^ | 01/06/2010 |
    A surveillance video shows two Jacksonville police cars rushing by a nurse seriously injured by a driver they were pursuing without lights and sirens through a hospital parking lot for running a stop sign. The video, released Wednesday by Karen Elaine Hamel’s lawyer, shows the 54-year-old nurse rolling off the hood of the 2006 Hyundai that hit her in the emergency room parking lot at Shands Jacksonville hospital in June. Five seconds later, a pursuing police cruiser passes by her as she lies unconscious. Six seconds after that, a second patrol car does the same thing as a pedestrian attempts...
  • Woman punches out McD's drive-thru window over McNuggets

    01/04/2010 10:37:56 AM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 92 replies · 3,560+ views
    A Toledo woman, who allegedly put her fist through a fast-food drive-through window after being told her order couldn't be filled, appeared in court Saturday on a felony vandalism charge. Melodi Dushane, 24, of 1332 Felt St. became "upset that chicken nuggets weren't available" and "punched out the drive-through window," according to Toledo police. Police were called Friday to the McDonald's restaurant at 90 Main St., where Ms. Dushane was arrested. Before Ms. Dushane was booked into the Lucas County jail, she was treated at Mercy St. Charles Hospital for injuries sustained when she allegedly punched at the window. Ms....
  • Desperate for Edge in Election Year, Dems Turn to Old Strategy [Bush's fault.......]

    01/02/2010 9:02:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1,471+ views
    Desperate for Edge in Election Year, Dems Turn to Old Strategy House Democrats began an ad campaign in December assailing Republicans for opposing legislation restructuring federal financial rules and recalling the final days of the Bush presidency, when the economy tanked With the congressional GOP poised for a comeback in the 2010 midterm elections, Democrats are dusting off an old playbook, using George W. Bush as their boogeyman and castigating Republicans as cozy with Wall Street. House Democrats began an ad campaign in December assailing Republicans for opposing legislation restructuring federal financial rules and recalling the final days of the...
  • U.S. envoy Bosworth arrives in Pyongyang: N. Korean media

    12/08/2009 6:04:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 756+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 12/08/09
    U.S. envoy Bosworth arrives in Pyongyang: N. Korean media SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. envoy on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the North's media said, in the highest-level visit to the communist nation since the Barack Obama administration took power in Washington early this year. Stephen Bosworth and his entourage "arrived in Sunan Airport" just outside the capital, the Korean Central News Agency said. Bosworth departed from the U.S. Osan air base in South Korea at around 2 p.m. on a three-day mission to bring the North back to a multilateral forum on its nuclear program
  • Optimistic GOP Governors Want a Kinder, Gentler Approach to 2010

    11/20/2009 7:11:51 PM PST · by Dajjal · 81 replies · 2,398+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Nov. 20, 2009 | Melinda Henneberger
    AUSTIN – Here's what I did not hear at the annual confab of Republican governors held here this week: The words socialist, extremist, or government takeover. With the focus on jobs, jobs and jobs, the only red meat was the Texas barbecue. And by design, there was no Obama-bashing. [snip] Barbour cautioned Republican candidates to refrain from attacking the president, period: "People want the president to succeed; good Lord, they want the country to succeed, and particularly the first African-American president has a lot of goodwill. . . . We need to be careful, we need to treat the president...
  • George W. Bush Admits He Went Against His "Free Market Instincts" in 2008 - Video 11/12/09

    11/12/2009 6:38:53 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 150 replies · 2,443+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former President George W. Bush today in a speech he gave at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, admitting that he went "against" his "free market instincts" when he decided to move forward with the Wall Street Bailouts in the Fall of 2008. But Bush warned: "History shows that the greater threat to prosperity is not too little government involvement, but too much."That's exactly right. He should have stuck to his principles and instincts. Obama is sticking to his principles and instincts in trying to ratchet up government involvement in everything to the greatest extent possible. Bush...
  • No Evolution in 58 Million Years

    10/31/2009 4:39:54 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 87 replies · 2,996+ views
    CEH ^ | October 30, 2009
    Oct 30, 2009 — “Plant fossils give first real picture of earliest Neotropical rainforests,” announced a press release from University of Florida.  The fossils from Colombia show that “many of the dominant plant families existing in today’s Neotropical rainforests – including legumes, palms, avocado and banana – have maintained their ecological dominance despite major changes in South America’s climate and geological structure.” The team found 2,000 megafossil specimens from the Paleocene, said to be 58 million years old.  This is only 5 to 8 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs according to conventional dating.  “The new study provides...
  • 2012 Doomsday Not Likely, Mayans Insist

    10/21/2009 11:40:24 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 40 replies · 1,382+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 12 Oct 2009 | Mark Stevenson
    2012 Doomsday Not Likely, Mayans Insist Mark Stevenson, Associated Press   Oct. 12, 2009 -- Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it's not the end of the world. Or is it? Definitely not, the Mayan Indian elder insists. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff." It can only get worse for him. Next month Hollywood's "2012" opens in cinemas, featuring earthquakes, meteor showers and a tsunami dumping an aircraft carrier on the...
  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 awarded to President Obama

    10/09/2009 2:11:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 235 replies · 12,352+ views
    Norway Post ^ | 10/9/2009 | Rolleiv Solholm
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 to US President Barak Obama. The Nobel Peace Prize is an international prize which is awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee according to guidelines laid down in Alfred Nobel's will. The Peace Prize is one of five prizes that have been awarded annually since 1901 under the auspices of the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm for outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. Starting in 1969, a Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has also been...
  • Masonic Lodges Open Those Mysterious Doors

    08/26/2009 9:58:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 47 replies · 2,271+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Aug 2009 | EVE M. KAHN
    A replica of a mildewed 14th- century scroll has been unfurled and displayed at a library in New York. An eagle clutching arrows and ribbons, on a tattered flag made around 1803, has just been restored and framed for viewing at a Philadelphia museum. Near Boston a museum exhibition decodes cryptic symbols like compasses and columns embossed on metal badges and embroidered onto aprons. That the public is now being enthusiastically shown these previously hidden-away items indicates that Freemasons in America are trying to shed their reclusive, somewhat fusty image. Tour guides at the groups’ lavishly ornamented lodges, mostly built...
  • Shouting Activists Pack Rep. Moran's Town Hall in Virginia

    08/26/2009 6:18:13 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 72 replies · 2,622+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2009 | LOUISE RADNOFSKY
    RESTON, Va. -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran faced a storm at a town hall meeting in his Northern Virginia district Tuesday night, with thousands of shouting activists packed into a high school gymnasium to argue for and against a health care overhaul, flanked by dozens of police officers, television cameras and Washington reporters. A rabbi's opening prayer and a Boy Scout troop's recitation of the pledge of allegiance at the start of the meeting failed to calm the crowd, which had begun competing chants almost as soon as they took their seats. Hundreds of supporters of the president yelled,...
  • Father of Bristol Palin’s Baby: the Media’s Useful Idiot

    08/18/2009 4:04:07 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 43 replies · 1,161+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 18, 2009 | Chris Yogerst
    Monday night’s Red Eye gave us some insight into the ultra-worthless life of media tool Levi Johnston, father of Sarah Palin’s grandson. Bravo’s Andy Cohen asked if Levi, after posing shirtless for GQ magazine, might ever pose nude. Why would anyone care? Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld put it simply: “He is 17 years old, he’s an idiot, have will have no potential to make money in his life…because he’s an IDIOT.” Last week’s Red Eye also discussed Levi’s latest rambling for He has spoken about how Sarah Palin “took money” and ran from her government post. See more...
  • California Rejects Michigan Offer to House Prisoners

    08/18/2009 11:17:40 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 19 replies · 640+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | AUGUST 18, 2009 | ALEX P. KELLOGG
    California turned down an offer made by Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to house several thousand of its prisoners, citing cost considerations as well as a lack of mental-health resources and security coverage. A letter written to the Michigan Department of Corrections by California Department of Corrections Secretary Matthew L. Cate said the decision was due in part to costs. Michigan's offer was more costly than what California currently pays to house prisoners in private facilities in other states. A copy of the letter was made available to The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. Gov. Granholm is now left to decide...
  • Megan Fox: 'Take Out the White Trash'

    06/08/2009 12:06:16 PM PDT · by Justaham · 105 replies · 5,791+ views ^ | 6-8-09 | Sarah Knoploh
    Bad news for those living in “Middle America.” Actress Megan Fox would like Megatron, the evil character from her new movie “Transformers,” to blow you up. Kat Giantis, of Wonderwall, reported the actress was recently interviewed by “Total Film UK.” Although nobody asked her who she would like Megatron to obliterate, she volunteered it anyway.
  • GOP senators back centrism with Crist [McCain, Snowe, Collins, other RINOs chime in]

    05/13/2009 9:24:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,797+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-13 | J. Taylor Rushing
    This week’s endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist by senior Senate Republicans is being cheered by GOP senators as a move toward the middle. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) endorsed Crist over former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, a protégé of former Gov. Jeb Bush and a more conservative candidate. The decision by McConnell and Cornyn was the first such choice since last month’s defection of Arlen Specter to the Senate’s Democratic conference. Moderate GOP senators like Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine used that opportunity to publicly warn the...
  • Romney slaps Steele over Mormon comments [Steele caves, apologizes to Romney] [RINO fight]

    05/11/2009 9:41:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 102 replies · 2,081+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-11 | Reid Wilson
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) camp is not happy with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele's suggestion that base Republicans had a problem with the 2008 presidential candidate's Mormonism. On Monday, Romney's camp responded to the comments Steele made Friday while guest-hosting a conservative radio show, comments a Romney spokesman said were ill-considered. . . . . . Camp Romney fired off a quick response: "Sometimes when you shoot from the hip you miss the target. This is one of those times," Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom told The Hill. After the Romney team expressed its displeasure, Steele offered an...