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  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • Despite Bishop’s Objection, Seton Hall to Pursue Gay 'Marriage' Course

    08/30/2010 2:05:30 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 30, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday August 30, 2010 Despite Bishop’s Objection, Seton Hall to Pursue Gay 'Marriage' Course By Kathleen GilbertSOUTH ORANGE, New Jersey, August 30, 2010 ( - Seton Hall University, a Catholic institution of higher education, has not backed down from plans to offer a course on gay "marriage" taught by a homosexual activist professor, it has been confirmed.News broke in April that political science professor W. King Mott, an openly practicing homosexual who was once demoted after calling the Catholic Church "prima facie homophobic," was slated to teach an upper-level course entitled "The Politics of Gay Marriage" in the Fall 2010...
  • SPIES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE US: The Game That Is Not A Game

    08/10/2010 12:28:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | August 10, 2010 | by Toby Westerman
    SPIES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE US: THE GAME THAT IS NOT A GAME SNIPPET: "The basic task of all spies, including the SVR Russian operatives recently caught, is to "steal and shape," Simmons explained. The "steal" aspect is best known to the public, that is, stealing another nation's military or production secrets, but Simmons also described how spies can "shape" a nation. Spies engaged in the "shape" aspect of espionage are known as "agents of influence," Simmons said. These "agents of influence" attempt to mold the thinking of a society or a government by targeting "experts who are quoted in...
  • Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage

    07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff
    Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday. Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.
  • In spy case, man gets life, wife 81 months

    07/16/2010 1:10:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | July 16, 2010 | PETE YOST
    A federal judge on Friday sentenced a former State Department worker who is the great grandson of Alexander Graham Bell to life in prison without possibility of parole for spying for Cuba and sentenced the man's wife to more than 5 years behind bars for helping her husband steal U.S. secrets. Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers betrayed the United States for three decades and should receive heavy punishment for having done so.
  • 'Today' Praises Bank's New Overdraft Policy, Fails to Explore Consequences of New Regulation

    03/12/2010 2:20:58 PM PST · by 198ml · 13 replies · 553+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/12/10 | Anthony Kang
    NBC's "Today" gave backhanded praise to Bank of America (BofA) on March 11 because of its decision to stop charging overdraft fees for debit-card transactions. "This is clearly an effort by Bank of America to repair its battered image," senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers said. "But it's also a meaningful step that will save consumers money and keep families from spending more than they have." The NBC report maintained the media theme that such fees are "abusive" by including Leslie Parrish of the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) who said, "We highly commend Bank of America for getting rid of...
  • (Scott) Brown team to apply winning strategy elsewhere

    03/10/2010 1:15:29 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 15 replies · 423+ views
    Google News/AP ^ | March 10, 2010 | MICHELLE R. SMITH and GLEN JOHNSON
    The political team that helped Scott Brown stage his improbable victory in the Massachusetts Senate race wants to apply its winning strategy elsewhere this election year. First stop: Rhode Island. The Shawmut Group, led by aides to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is helping GOP congressional candidate John Loughlin, who's campaigning to replace retiring Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. The Shawmut Group also is working with New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio, Long Island congressional candidate George Demos and Massachusetts state auditor candidate Mary Connaughton.
  • UPDATED II: Walter Myers: Spy For Castro, Obama Campaign Donor

    06/05/2009 9:47:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 1,235+ views
    dequalss ^ | June 5, 2009 | N/a
    When I heard this on the radio on the drive home the first thing I thought was, I’ll bet they’re democrats (socialist) and huge Obama supporters. Walter Kendall Myers, 72, aided by his wife Gwendolyn Myers, 71, used his Top Secret security clearance to pass on classified information to the Cuban government and at one point met with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, according to court documents. The two were charged with conspiracy to act as illegal agents of the Cuban government and to communicate classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said. They were also charged with wire fraud and...
  • State Department official who mocked Britain is arrested as Cuban spy

    06/05/2009 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 5, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Wow. This story has just taken my breath away. Do you remember the State Department analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (relatively obscure but one of the US government's intelligence agencies) who caused a storm in late 2006 with his disdainful remarks about the US-UK "special relationship? His name was Kendall Myers and I was one of two British journalists who reported his decidedly undiplomatic comments. He retired quietly in 2007. Well, he's just been arrested as a spy for Cuba for nearly 30 years. The Cubans apparently knew him better as their Agent 202. I'm told that...
  • US couple plead guilty to spying for Cuba over 30 years

    11/22/2009 2:51:12 AM PST · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 1,028+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 21, 2009
    An elderly US couple charged with spying for Cuba for almost 30 years have pleaded guilty, with the husband agreeing to serve a life sentence, the US Justice Department said. Walter Myers, 72, a former State Department official with top-secret security clearance, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage and two counts of wire fraud, according to the department. His wife, Gwendolyn Myers, 71, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to gather and transmit national defence information to Washington's Cold War enemy Havana, and will serve between six and 7.5 years behind bars. The pair also agreed to forfeit $1,735,054 – the...
  • Cuba Fishes for Spies in DC Academic Waters

    06/16/2009 11:50:41 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 4 replies · 355+ views
    the American Thinker ^ | 6/16/09 | clarice feldman
    The Miami Herald explains that the FBI was reluctant to arrest and prosecute Americans who spied for Cuba until after Cuba shot down two Brothers to the Rescue planes, killing four Americans. It also indicates that Cuban intelligence was badly damaged when Army General Arnaldo Ochoa was executed for drug running and the Ministry of Interior, the agency in charge of Cuba's security was purged.
  • Accused Cuba spy 'sought to be US envoy to Northern Ireland'

    06/14/2009 9:23:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 478+ views ^ | June 10, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Kendall Myers, 72, who appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday charged with spying for Havana for nearly 30 years, had a fascination with Northern Ireland. The Daily Telegraph has established that as well as seeking the envoy's post, which carried the rank of ambassador, Mr Myers travelled to the British Isles and met British and Irish officials, senior Northern Ireland politicians and intelligence officers. .... "Anything this guy could have found from his European responsibilities he might have funnelled to the Cubans for them to sell off," said John Bolton, a former top State Department official in the...
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • A Slow Burn Becomes a Raging Fire (Cuba spies despised Bush years...surprise)

    06/07/2009 3:45:25 AM PDT · by DeusExMachina05 · 44 replies · 1,959+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/7/09 | Mary Beth Sheridan and Del Quentin Wilber
    He was a courtly State Department intelligence analyst from a prominent family who loved to sail and peruse the London Review of Books. Occasionally, he would voice frustration with U.S. policies, but to his liberal neighbors in Northwest D.C. it was nothing out of the ordinary. "We were all appalled by the Bush years," one said.
  • US couple indicted on charges of spying for Cuba

    06/05/2009 10:02:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 513+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 5, 2009 | N/A
    SNIPS Two months ago, the Obama administration acted to relax a trade embargo imposed on the island nation in 1962. A senior State Department official described the potential for damage as great and the timing unfortunate, noting that it could affect congressional support for the administration's recent attempts to engage Cuba. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation. Cuba is notorious for not paying its agents, said a former intelligence official speaking anonymously because of the highly sensitive matter. Indeed, court documents indicate the couple received little money for their efforts, but instead professed a...
  • Couple Indicted on Charges of Spying for Cuba ( Why did it take 30 years to catch them? )

    06/05/2009 4:35:13 PM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 1,182+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | June 6, 2009 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department charged Friday that a former State Department analyst and his wife worked as spies for Cuba for nearly 30 years, using a short-wave radio to pass secret diplomatic information to their Cuban handlers. Officials said the couple, Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and Gwendolyn S. Myers, 71, received little in the way of compensation from the Cubans except for the short-wave radio and some travel expenses. Rather, the officials said, the couple appears to have been driven by their strong affinity for Cuba and their bitterness toward “American imperialism.” “We think they did it because they...
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...
  • DC Couple Accused of Spying For Cuba

    06/05/2009 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 70 replies · 4,643+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/5/2009 | Pete Williams
    Federal officials say a Washington, D.C.-area couple has been arrested and accused of spying for Cuba. Officials say both are former U.S. government employees -- he from the State Department, she as a Congressional aide. One official says the spying went on for more than two decades. We expect to learn more details later today when a federal indictment is unsealed. For now, officials will not disclose the names or any other details....
  • Retired U.S. Marine general joins Boeing board (Marine Corps Gen. James Jones)

    06/26/2007 12:14:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,284+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) on Tuesday named retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, the former head of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, to its board. The appointment is the latest in a line of retired senior armed forces and Pentagon leaders joining defense contractors, underscoring the tight relationship between U.S. arms makers and buyers. Boeing, which is the No. 2 U.S. defense contractor behind Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT.N: Quote, Profile , Research), said Jones' appointment was effective immediately. Jones, 63, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran with a 40-year military...
  • Archdiocese of Newark leads the nation in priestly ordinations

    05/27/2009 5:52:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 538+ views
    cna ^ | May 27, 2009
    Some of the seminarians ordained priests for Newark. Credit: The Catholic Advocate Newark, N.J., May 27, 2009 / 06:35 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Newark on Saturday ordained 13 priests, the United States’ largest ordination class of 2009. The men were ordained by Archbishop of Newark John J. Myers at a morning Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. Ten of the ordinands were foreign-born, with three from Colombia, two from Nigeria, and one each from Italy, Ecuador, South Korea, the Dominican Republic and Hungary.Several of the foreign-born priests grew up in...
  • Southwest Florida FReepers: Fort Myers Tea Party, 04-15-2009, 5-7 PM, Centennial Park

    04/13/2009 8:28:31 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 6 replies · 1,558+ views
    WINK News Radio ^ | April 13, 2009
    Just Say NO to Higher Taxes and Bigger Government! On April 15, 2009, from 5pm to 7pm, a group of patriots will join together in Centennial Park to express our collective outrage at the rampant spending and out of control government growth that is taking place in Washington D.C. The Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party movement started when Rick Santelli, On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed "Stimulus Bill" and pork filled budget. He called for a Chicago Tea Party...
  • The Hypocrisy of The Democrats

    12/11/2008 11:04:28 AM PST · by Victory111 · 3 replies · 535+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-11-08 | Kathleen McKinley
    Favrea was but a teenager during Clinton’s Presidency. I’m sure he heard or read all the salacious details of Bill and Monica. He learned that it was fine to cheat on your wife with a young woman not much older than your own daughter. Even if you are President. He learned that Democrats will stand behind you in your humiliation of your wife and lying to the American people about it. He learned that as long as the woman is into it, you can use her and your power for your own pleasure.
  • Face of the New Atheism (Nat. Cath. Register Interview of P.Z. Myers) (Catholic Caucus)

    08/12/2008 8:39:39 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 180+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 8/5/2008 | Jeff Gardner
    I never expected to become the one Catholic journalist to be granted an interview with Paul Zachary (PZ) Myers.... “Professor Myers, there is a palpable level of hatred towards religion on your blog,” I told him. “What’s the source?” “Oh, it’s not hatred,” he said. “It’s contempt.” So began my conversation with PZ Myers.... ...“I was brought up as a casual Lutheran and left the church when I was 14,” he said.... That Myers has the equivalent of a junior high school education in religion is glaring. He understands little about the history and function of the Catholic Church and...
  • Internet Blasphemy (Fr. Thomas Euteneuer Column) (Catholic Caucus)

    08/08/2008 1:36:40 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 117+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 8/8/2008 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    As if we needed more evidence of the growing rejection of God in our modern world, in July, a college professor in Minnesota, Paul Myers, publicly vowed to desecrate the Eucharist to make a point about his sick atheistic beliefs. Apparently now he has done the blasphemous deed with the help of someone who sent him a Host stolen from a Mass in London. This person posted a video of the theft on the internet proving that the arrogant sin of one has spawned the sacrilege of another. Unfortunately, in the internet age, it is likely that this kind of...
  • Atheist professor desecrates stolen Host (now know it came from London Oratory & kept with condom)

    08/06/2008 5:57:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 752+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 1, 2008 | Anna Arco
    Priests at the London Oratory have called for prayers of reparation after a consecrated Host was allegedly stolen during High Mass and desecrated by an atheist professor in America. Several priests have celebrated Masses of reparation this week responding to a video posted on the internet of a young man taking the Host and later placing it next to a condom, claiming he was holding it "hostage" inside the prophylactic until the Pope changed his policy on contraception in light of Africa's Aids epidemic. An evening of reparation with Mass and Adoration with prayers, litanies and silent meditation is planned...
  • Jimmy Akin Sez: P.Z. Myers Must Be Fired

    07/25/2008 9:45:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 265+ views
    Catholic and Enjoying It ^ | July 25, 2008 | Mark Shea
    Jimmy Akin Sez: P.Z. Myers Must Be Fired I agree. The man was free to say whatever demented stuff he liked on his blog. Solicitation for readers to steal and desecrate the Eucharist has crossed the line. Jimmy writes: Although he carried out his action. in his words, to support the idea that "Nothing must be held sacred" (also trashing a few pages of The God Delusion, a book with which he is in sympathy), he did not merely tell people that nothing must be held sacred. Nor did he argue for it. Claiming that nothing must be held...
  • On the Matter of PZ Myers

    07/18/2008 11:12:02 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 10 replies · 169+ views
    Catholic and Enjoying it ^ | July 16, 2008 | Mark Shea
    Where to begin? Delving into this particularly sordid bit of Failed Academic Dementia is difficult, both because one hardly wants to start the day wading through a sewer, and because there are so many angles and implications to the story that it makes for large and unwieldy blogposts. For those who have been in a cave since last week, PZ Myers, a washed-up academic at a third tier school who takes out his bitterness on Christians, claimed that some human toothache named Webster Cook had received death threats for stealing a Eucharist and threatening to desecrate it. Reader John Farrell...
  • Minnesota professor repeats threat of Eucharistic desecration (

    07/16/2008 1:43:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 113+ views
    CNA ^ | July 16, 2008
    P.Z. Myers / Bill Donohue Morris, MN, Jul 16, 2008 / 03:58 am (CNA).- University of Minnesota at Morris biology professor P.Z. Myers has repeated his threat to desecrate the Eucharist, saying “I have to do something. I’m not going to just let this disappear.” Speaking in an interview with the Minnesota Independent, Myers characterized the Eucharist as a “cracker.” He said that the vitriolic responses he received from self-described Catholics had strengthened his resolve.“I have to do something,” he said in the interview. “I'm not going to just let this disappear. It's just so darned weird that they're...
  • Myers Still Wants to Abuse Eucharist; Shows Deference to Islam (No Surprise There)

    07/15/2008 4:47:28 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 171 replies · 97+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 7/15/2008 | n/a
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on the latest developments to surface regarding the pledge made by Paul Z. Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota, to desecrate the Eucharist: “Myers was quoted yesterday saying, ‘I have to do something. I’m not going to just let this disappear.’ [Last Friday it was reported that he had acquired a Host.] He continued, ‘Something will be done. It won’t be gross. It won’t be totally tasteless, but yeah, I’ll do something that shows this cracker has no power.’ “The biology professor made it clear that he would never disrespect Islam the...
  • Teacher Threatens 'Cracker Abuse' With Communion Wafer

    07/12/2008 7:29:56 AM PDT · by kellynla · 145 replies · 275+ views ^ | July 12, 2008 | staff
    The Catholic League has launched a campaign to bring public scorn on a University of Minnesota-Morris teacher who threatened to treat a consecrated communion wafer, which Catholics believe becomes the body of Christ, "with profound disrespect and heinous cracker abuse." To which the professor in question, Paul Zachary Myers, responded: "Scumbags." The issue arose over an argument that didn't even involve Myers. As WND reported, a student at the University of Central Florida reported getting death threats after he stole and later returned a wafer from a Catholic Mass in Orlando.

    07/12/2008 7:24:24 AM PDT · by kellynla · 3 replies · 171+ views
    Catholic League ^ | July 11, 2008 | staff
    Yesterday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued a news release calling attention to the plea that Paul Zachary Myers made on his blog: he solicited the Communion Host for the express purpose of desecrating it. Donohue now responds to the reaction he has received from the University of Minnesota Morris professor, as well as others: “Myers went on Houston radio station KPFT last night saying that Bill Donohue has ‘declared a fatwa’ against him. He should know better—I don’t need others to do the fighting for me. I’m quite good at it myself. But he’d better be careful what he...

    02/17/2008 3:42:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies · 256+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2008 | Myrna Blyth
    February 17, 2008 -- Who knew the Clinton White House was such a sexist place? It had a female secretary of state, a female attorney general and may produce the first woman president - but Dee Dee Myers makes it clear in "Why Women Should Rule the World" that she's still smarting from the chauvinist slights she received in the West Wing.
  • Costume Flap Imperils Immigration Post [Julie Myers]

    11/17/2007 4:56:26 AM PST · by Disturbin · 21 replies · 2,023+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 17, 2007 | Sam Hananel
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just when it appeared Julie Myers had cleared every hurdle in her quest to officially become the nation's top immigration official, a dreadlocked wig and a prisoner's outfit could cost her the job. Myers, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ran into trouble earlier this month after she and two other agency managers gave the "most original" costume award to a white employee who came to the agency's Halloween party dressed as an escaped prisoner with dreadlocks and darkened skin. The incident drew complaints of racial insensitivity and an apology from Myers. It also cast doubt on...

    10/16/2007 7:59:23 AM PDT · by fweingart · 6 replies · 71+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    JULIE Myers, the head of the U.S. Immigration and Cus toms Enforcement agency (ICE), is set to deliver tonight's keynote address in Dearborn, Mich., to a group that honors lax judges - including ones who interfere with enforcement of our immigration laws. What's worse, the head of the group - the Michigan American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - is a suspected former terrorist who repeatedly violated U.S. immigration laws, then used political ties to avoid deportation. The venue: a place known to local cops and federal agents as "The Hezbollah Social Club."
  • Britain's special relationship 'just a myth'

    11/29/2006 10:32:28 PM PST · by fragrant abuse · 62 replies · 1,367+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30/11/2006 | Toby Harnden
    Britain's special relationship 'just a myth' Toby Harnden in Washington A senior American official has spoken of "the myth of the special relationship" between the United States and Britain, arguing that Tony Blair got "nothing, no payback" for supporting President George W Bush in Iraq. Kendall Myers, a leading State Department adviser, suggested that Mr Blair should have been ditched by Labour but the party had lacked the "courage or audacity" to remove him. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, was "shrewd, astute" to have distanced himself from America. In candid comments that will embarrass Mr Bush and Mr Blair, the...
  • US attacks official's 'careless' comments on Blair and Bush

    11/30/2006 11:14:51 PM PST · by MadIvan · 37 replies · 940+ views
    The Times ^ | December 1, 2006 | Tom Baldwin and Sam Coats
    A US State Department official was facing disciplinary action yesterday for saying that Britain was routinely ignored in a “totally one-sided” relationship with America.The remarks, made by Kendall Myers, prompted a letter to The Times today in which Robert Tuttle, the US Ambassador to London and a close friend of President Bush, insists that the US-UK relationship “will not be weakened by the careless remarks of a single individual”. He adds: “The individual views aired by Kendall Myers in no way reflect the views of the US Government; his inaccurate and ill-advised statements are not a reflection of US government...
  • Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers talks about Sec. Rumsfeld ["the pundits get it wrong"]

    11/10/2006 11:39:03 AM PST · by 68skylark · 67 replies · 1,969+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Nov. 9, 2006 | Gen. Richard B. Myers
    Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Landon Lecture Series Kansas State University It?s a real honor to be here and it?s an honor to introduce the Secretary of Defense. Most of you know the basics of his biography, naval aviator -- we sometimes quibble over the difference between naval aviation and Air Force aviation ? you know he was a member of Congress, several jobs in the White House to include White House chief of staff, Secretary of Defense in two different centuries. He doesn?t like it put that way, but...
  • Former Joint Chiefs Chair Defends Rumsfeld - Richard B. Myers

    04/16/2006 10:11:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 647+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/16/06 | Douglass K. Daniel - ap
    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld did not intimidate members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during planning of the Iraq war as some retired generals have charged, a former chairman said Sunday. With Rumsfeld described by his critics as a micromanager who did not listen to military leaders, the Pentagon circulated a one-page memo late last week detailing the defense secretary's frequent contacts with numerous military and civilian advisers. Richard B. Myers, the Air Force general who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 2001 until last fall, dismissed criticism that military leaders failed to stand up to...
  • Rumsfeld resignation row simmers

    04/16/2006 1:56:11 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 4 replies · 217+ views
    BBC ^ | 16 April 2006
    Another two US generals have weighed into the row over whether Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should quit. Ex-Nato commander Gen Wesley Clark, who ran for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2004, backed calls for Mr Rumsfeld to resign. But ex-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Richard Myers, said the calls were inappropriate. Six retired generals have recently spoken out against Mr Rumsfeld's handling of the war in Iraq. But President George W Bush has assured Mr Rumsfeld of his "full support" and rejected calls for him to step down. Frequent critic Gen Clark said in a television interview:...
  • Fmr. JCC Myers Calls Rumsfeld Critiques "Dangerous"

    04/15/2006 4:06:59 PM PDT · by Richie Rich · 4 replies · 253+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 04/15/06 | Richie Rich
    Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers appeared on Weekend Live with Tony Snow, where he said that the current situation of retired generals critiquing their civilian superiors is "fundamentally dangerous" and "inappropriate." Myers said that he has respect for the 6 former generals who have recently criticized Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, but he cannot figure out what the motivation is for them coming out now. While Myers said he wouldn't go so far as to call it "unethical," he made it clear that it was not "healthy" or appropriate for the military or the country.
  • Outing Cardinal Egan (priest now outing the bishops)

    02/07/2006 1:13:07 PM PST · by NYer · 194 replies · 2,876+ views
    Village Voice ^ | February 7, 2006 | Kristen Lombardi
    Who knows whether Cardinal Edward Egan is sleeping soundly these days. But as head of the New York archdiocese—as the top Roman Catholic prelate in the state—he'd have every reason to be restless after the recent advent of a little-noticed lawsuit. The suit, now pending in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, was filed on December 13 by Bob Hoatson—a 53-year-old New Jersey priest considered a stalwart ally among survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. Hoatson, the now-suspended chaplain for Catholic Charities in Newark, is suing Egan and nine other Catholic officials and institutions, claiming a pattern of "retaliation and harassment"...
  • Myers Appointment to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    01/25/2006 9:16:21 AM PST · by satan · 34 replies · 1,841+ views
    Manassas Journal Messenger
    Manassas Journal Messenger Editorial, January 24, 2006 Myers appointment makes us wonder It is abundantly clear that Washington is not listening to pleas for immigration enforcement from communities like ours. In fact, it looks as if the Bush administration doesn’t care at all. During the recent holiday recess of Congress, President Bush used a tool implemented by other presidents to slip some appointments past the congressional approval radar. Among them was the naming of Julie L. Myers as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE in the Washington vernacular. If the residents...
  • Debbie Schlussel: BREAKING: Unqualified Julie Myers Gets Bush Recess Appt. to Head ICE

    01/05/2006 4:50:26 AM PST · by gridlock · 122 replies · 1,733+ views ^ | 1/5/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    Debbie Schlussel: BREAKING: As PREDICTED by SCHLUSSEL, Unqualified Julie Myers Gets Bush Recess Appt. to Head ICE By Debbie Schlussel DAMN! You heard it here, first. Back in November, we broke the news that Julie L. Myers--President Bush's unqualified nominee to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)--would get a recess appointment. Unfortunately, yet another of our dark predictions has come true (like our Al-Arian-would-walk prediction). Today, the White House announced that President Bush gave Ms. Myers the ultimate undeserved Christmas present over the holidays. Bush gave Julie Myers a recess appointment as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, overseeing ICE. Happy...
  • Gay priest: Vatican edict will force others away

    11/27/2005 11:07:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 70 replies · 1,186+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 11/27/2005 | Jeff Diamant
    Gay priest: Vatican edict will force others away The Rev. Mariano Gargiulo, now an Episcopal priest in the Newark Archdiocese involved in a long-term relationship, said he believes an expected Vatican edict this week banning most gay men from entering the seminary also will force many priests from the clergy. "It will push many of them away," Gargiulo said of the document, expected to be released Tuesday. "The Vatican ... says that homosexuality is intrinsically disordered, and how many times can you be told that before you start to say, 'Hey, maybe I should go somewhere else.'"A report released by...
  • Col. Reginald Myers Dies; Medal of Honor Recipient

    11/23/2005 4:39:58 AM PST · by 7thson · 24 replies · 1,030+ views
    The Wasington ComPost ^ | Wednesday, November 23, 2005 | Matt Schudel
    Reginald R. Myers, 85, a Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor in the Korean War for leading his vastly outnumbered force in an assault on a key position during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, died Oct. 23 at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Fla., of the effects of a stroke. He had lived in Jupiter, Fla., since moving there from Annandale in 1993.
  • Send $5 or more to the RNC as a way of thanking the president for his nomination of Alito

    10/31/2005 10:40:24 AM PST · by Texas Federalist · 91 replies · 1,258+ views
    The boys at “What Now?” came up with the idea, and I think it’s a good one. The base is back together again, and the dems are in big trouble.
  • Rush on Miers: ‘Pity the Poor Liberals’

    10/27/2005 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 51 replies · 3,201+ views
    News Max ^ | Oct. 27, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Rush Limbaugh began his nationally syndicated radio program Thursday with an interesting spin on the news of Harriet Miers’ withdrawal from Supreme Court consideration. Limbaugh turned his attention not to Miers, President Bush or his own largely conservative radio audience, but rather, to liberal politicians in Washington D.C. "Pity the poor liberals,” Limbaugh said. "They all bought new suits and ties and got ready for the cameras today thinking that CIA Leak indictments were coming down and they would get to talk about it on TV. Instead – WHAMO! – Harriet Miers withdraws her nomination and the liberals are having...
  • Miers, Miers on the Wall -- Harriet Miers as the human Rorschach test

    10/07/2005 2:27:14 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 49 replies · 731+ views
    Slate ^ | October 7, 2005 | Dahlia Lithwick
    Over the last week it has been said that Harriet Miers is an "inkblot." That's supposed to mean she has no visible horns, no discernible politics, and no paper trail; that she's a huge national mystery. But what it should really mean is that she has become a huge national Rorschach test: We look at her and can see nothing beyond our own fears and anxieties.What we actually know about Miers is virtually negligible: We know her notable successes as a Texas attorney; we know she's a serious born-again Christian; we know she is universally hailed as loyal and discreet....
  • Customs Pick Faces a New Hurdle on Hill

    10/07/2005 12:38:54 PM PDT · by SC33 · 3 replies · 260+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2005 | Spencer Hsu
    Julie L. Myers, nominated to be assistant secretary of homeland security in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is scheduled for a confirmation vote Friday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. On Tuesday, however, four Judiciary Committee members asked Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) for shared jurisdiction, adding a new hurdle for Myers.
  • Unhappy with Harriet Miers? Blame Senate Republicans and threat of filibuster

    10/05/2005 2:52:44 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 55 replies · 791+ views
    Stingray: A blog for Salty Christians ^ | October 5, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    Are you unhappy with the Harriet Miers nomination to the Supreme Court? If so, blame the weak-kneed, cowardly, Republican-controlled Senate, not President Bush.First of all, let me state that I support Miers' nomination. The George will column today makes clear his belief that only an elite few are capable of interpreting the constitution and, for some reason which he never really states, Miers does not belong in that club. That is nonsense, of course — the Constitution is not some sort of rarefied Gnostic writing that only the initiated can understand. It is a simple, succint document that any decently intelligent...