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  • I Still Believe Something Will Happen to Save America [As naive as "I don't even want to go there"]

    06/27/2013 12:49:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 68 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 6-26-13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I hear you, man. For 25 years I have been asking, "When's all this stuff gonna even out? When are we gonna hit the bottom? When are we gonna reach the point where people say, 'This is enough,' and we start a rebound?" I'm continually surprised that we haven't, that our decay continues apace. CALLER: Well, one thing you forgot to mention was obviously Obama's $100,000-plus vacation to Africa wasn't part of the sequestration. RUSH: Part of sequestration or not, that stuff doesn't matter to people. People don't care about that. Obviously they don't. CALLER: All right. I'm just...
  • Barry's World

    11/01/2012 9:28:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t FB/Capitalism
  • Do Wavering Obama Voters Think the Man They Voted for Is Naïve?

    03/21/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Do Wavering Obama Voters Think the Man They Voted For Is Naïve? How do you persuade someone who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 to vote for the Republican option in 2012? ... a lot of Obama voters must be persuaded that they made the wrong choice in 2008, and that it isn’t their fault. Monday I spoke to a smart political mind who had been watching focus groups of wavering Obama voters in swing states, and he said that one word that those voters kept coming back to, again and again, was “naïve.” (The term was to describe the...
  • SHOCK Obama: "Maybe Change Isn't Possible ... Maybe We Were Naive" (video)

    03/02/2012 6:21:28 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    President Obama at a fundraiser Thursday night in New York City: "The change we fought for in 2008 hasn't always happen as fast as we would have liked. After all that's happened in Washington, sometimes you look and see the mess and it's tempting, I think, to sometimes say, 'You know what, maybe change isn't possible. Maybe that spirit that we had, maybe we were naive.' I know it's tempting to believe that."
  • Bolton: Obama's Iran Policy 'Naive'

    01/18/2012 12:40:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Former US ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday blasted President Barack Obama's sanctions-driven approach to curtailing Iran's nuclear ambitions in an op-ed he wrote for USA Today. “A nuclear armed Iran will be his most lasting legacy,” Bolton – a long-established proponent of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear program – wrote of Obama. "Sanctions have long been touted as the answer, but they are not," Bolton explained. "Sadly, we have been behind the curve for years, and recent Obama administration claims about slowing Tehran down are little more than re-election propaganda." Noting that Iran's alliances with China, Cuba,...
  • Taking the Measure of Obama's Foreign Policy

    01/12/2010 8:23:48 AM PST · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 364+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2010 | Eliot Cohen
    If the first year of President Barack Obama's foreign policy were a law firm in Charles Dickens's London, it would have a name like Bumble, Stumble and Skid. It began with apologies to the Muslim world, a doomed attempt to beat Israel into line, utopian pleas to abolish nuclear weapons, unreciprocated concessions to Russia, and a curt note to the British..It continued with principled offers of serious negotiation to an Iranian regime too busy torturing, raping and killing demonstrators, and building new underground nuclear facilities, to take them up. Subsequently Beijing gave the world the spectacle of the American commander...
  • Obama's Summit Flop (Unclenched fist...)

    09/07/2009 8:40:13 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 1,019+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2009 | Jackson Diehl
    ...Obama's advocacy of what he called "direct diplomacy" became a prime feature of his campaign; the suggestion was that this energetic and eloquent man could bring about breakthroughs in some of the toughest foreign policy problems through his personal diplomacy. So it seems worth noting that as Obama heads into the homestretch of his first year he has yet to meet with any of the enumerated rogues -- a passing handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez at an inter-American summit notwithstanding. Nor is he likely to have any such meetings in the foreseeable future. In fact, one of the emerging...
  • Barack Obama holds a fire sale of America's nuclear defences in Moscow

    07/09/2009 12:15:54 PM PDT · by Kevin Collins · 10 replies · 506+ views
    telegraph uk ^ | 7/09/2009 | Gerard Warner
    No apologies for posting consecutively on Barack Obama: the Looney Tunes President’s sell-out of US and Western interests is proceeding at such a speed that it is difficult to keep pace. Well said, Nile Gardiner, for asking if Barack Obama is the most naïve president in American history. The answer is undoubtedly yes – unless he has a secret agenda to cut America down to size. For America voluntarily to reduce its nuclear superiority is madness. Bien-pensant talk of a nuclear-free world displays total stupidity in a global situation where nuclear weaponry is proliferating, not receding. There is even a...
  • Liberal Discontent and the Spies Next Door

    06/26/2009 4:46:59 AM PDT · by 12Gauge687 · 1 replies · 319+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 26, 2009 | Harry Stein
    "Occasionally, he would voice frustration with U.S. policies," noted the Washington Post of Walter Kendall Myers, the aging New Leftist recently arrested with his wife, Gwendolyn, on charges of spying for Cuba. "But to his liberal neighbors in Northwest D.C.," the story continued, "it was nothing out of the ordinary. 'We were all appalled by the Bush years,' one said." In this account and others, the Myerses seem less like shady characters out of a spy novel than like some of the more adamant residents of the leafy, left-of-center New York suburb where I live. They, too, as the Post...
  • Hot dogs all over the world

    06/24/2009 7:54:51 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Power Line ^ | June 24, 2009 | Scott Johnson
    As (John noted) last night, Barack Obama's formulaic denunciation of the Iranian crackdown, stopped short of giving up on his hot dog diplomacy with Iran. (Fox News reports) Iranians will have to decide whether they want to attend Fourth of July celebrations at U.S. embassies, President Obama said Tuesday, linking their attendance to the potential for warming between the two nations. The United States and Iran don't have formal diplomatic relations but Obama said that it's up to the Iranian diplomats to decide whether to use an invitation to attend embassy festivities as an opening. "I think that we have...
  • Liz Cheney: Obama speech was 'naive'

    06/04/2009 7:40:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,345+ views
    Liz Cheney: Obama speech was 'naive' @ 10:13 am by Eric Zimmermann Obama's speech was "naive" and engaged in "moral relativism," says Liz Cheney. Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Cheney said Obama should have taken a harder line with Iran. "I was troubled by the sort of extent to which i heard moral relativism," she said. "I heard the president talk about Iran as though we've done some bad things to Iran and they've done some bad things to us, but now we just need to really get together here to go forward." Instead, Cheney says the President should have...
  • Obama calls for new beginning between US, Muslims

    06/04/2009 8:04:08 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 29 replies · 1,068+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 06/04/2009 | Mark S. Smith
    CAIRO – Quoting from the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims" Thursday and said together, they could confront violent extremism across the globe and advance the timeless search for peace in the Middle East. "This cycle of suspicion and discord must end," Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world's largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The White House said Obama's speech contained no new policy proposals on...
  • Obama's Dangerous Naivete Is Showing On Secrecy, Energy

    04/14/2009 10:10:36 AM PDT · by Michael Eden · 3 replies · 433+ views
    Start Thinking Right | April 14, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Our Liar-in-Chief is at it again. Obama Administration Maintains Bush Legal Argument for Terrorist Surveillance Secrecy President Obama's most liberal supporters are dismayed and disgusted ... because this administration is invoking the "state secrets" privilege. FOXNews.com Monday, April 13, 2009 President Obama's most liberal supporters say they are dismayed and disgusted because this administration is invoking the "state secrets" privilege -- just as former President George W. Bush did -- to shield eavesdropping programs from public exposure. "I wasn't happy when George Bush asserted that he could do these things and I'm not happy that President Obama is now agreeing...
  • America Has a Naive President

    04/07/2009 4:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,663+ views
    Townhall.net ^ | April 7, 2009 | Dennis Prager
    The basic bargain is sound: countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament, countries without nuclear weapons will not acquire them.” -- President Barack Obama, Prague, April 6, 2009 As far as nuclear weapons are concerned, the President of the United States wants America to disarm: “Countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament.” It is hard to imagine a more destructive goal. A nuclear disarmed America would lead to massive and widespread killing, more genocide, and very possibly the nuclear holocaust worldwide nuclear disarmament is meant to prevent. There is nothing moral, let alone realistic, about this goal. Here...
  • Terrorist lice magnet not satisfied with Obama's Hopiechangieness

    01/25/2009 1:54:00 PM PST · by APStyle7 · 2 replies · 443+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 1/25/2009 | HC
    In a sign of a potential 2012 election challenge to Barack Obama, Al-Qaeda second--in-charge ("I'm a big number two!!"), Ayman al-Zawahiri, began accusing the new American President of being a hypocrite, a murderer, and a house-negro. The Washington Post (all the liberal blather the New York Times can no longer afford to print) reported Sunday that al-Zawahiri's message was delivered via a grainy video, clearly putting them a step behind "The One's" massive new-media publicity machine. The Post was quick to point out al-Zawahiri's rant was indicative that Obama's recent ending of the war on terror was unpopular among terrorists....
  • Former Gitmo detainees as new Qaeda leaders threatens "Why can't we all get along" terror strategy

    01/23/2009 9:29:29 AM PST · by APStyle7 · 3 replies · 192+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 1/23/2009 | HC
    US counterterror officials confirmed the ascension of one recent Gitmo releasee to the VP in Yemen's Al Qaeda organization. The news, along with recent reports of massive jihad recidivism among released detainees, calls into question Barack Obama's pollyanic views that the detention camp closure will suddenly make the world "like us." The International Herald Tribune Once a dirtbag... reports that former Gitmo graduate Said Ali al-Shihri is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital, Sana, in September. In related news, the USS Cole bombing, both World Trade Center attacks, African US embassy attacks,...
  • Barack Obama, Aspiring Commissar

    08/28/2008 4:22:10 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 8 replies · 251+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/28/08 | By the Editors
    Barack Obama, Aspiring Commissar By the Editors While the Obama coronation proceeds apace in Denver, it is in Chicago that Americans are getting a disturbing demonstration of his thuggish methods of stifling criticism. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Harvard-educated social anthropologist and frequent contributor to National Review, among other publications. He is widely respected for his meticulous research and measured commentary. For months, he has been doing the job the mainstream media refuses to do: examining the background and public record of Barack Obama, the first-term senator Democrats are about to...
  • McCain's New Line On Obama

    07/22/2008 2:35:08 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 22 replies · 86+ views
    The Atlantic .com ^ | July 22,2008 | Marc Ambinder
    McCain's New Line On Obama 22 Jul 2008 04:04 pm When we adopted the surge, we were losing the war in Iraq, and I stood up and said I would rather lose a campaign than lose a war. Apparently Sen. Obama, who does not understand what's happening in Iraq or fails to acknowledge the success in Iraq, would rather lose a war than lose a campaign.Folks on the press bus say that the italicized sentence is new to McCain's oeuvre. So far today, he's used it twice.
  • Obama the Naive

    06/05/2008 3:58:24 AM PDT · by Nony · 7 replies · 128+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 5, 2008 | John Bolton
    Barack Obama's willingness to meet with the leaders of rogue states such as Iran and North Korea "without preconditions" is a naive and dangerous approach to dealing with the hard men who run pariah states. It will be an important and legitimate issue for policy debate during the remainder of the presidential campaign. Consider his facile observations about President Kennedy's first meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, in Vienna in 1961. Obama saw it as a meeting that helped win the Cold War, when in fact it was an embarrassment for the American side. The inexperienced Kennedy performed so poorly...
  • "Salvaging Our North Korea Policy" (Critiques Failed BUSH Admin. Approach) - JOHN BOLTON

    03/17/2008 5:43:27 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies · 635+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 March 2008 | John R. Bolton
    Salvaging Our North Korea Policy.... By JOHN R. BOLTON There are signs, albeit small ones, that the Bush administration may be reaching the end of its patience with the Six-Party Talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program. These signs could prove illusory. But as it nears its end, the administration has a serious responsibility: It must not leave its successor with an ongoing, failed policy. At a minimum, President Bush should not bequeath to the next president only the burned-out hulk of the Six-Party Talks, and countless failed and violated North Korean commitments. Since they were conceived in spring 2003,...
  • Obama’s Naive Positions

    03/09/2008 7:54:43 AM PDT · by jdm · 8 replies · 594+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | March 08, 2008 | Staff
    Just one more reason why its scary to think of Obama, the man with few political accomplishments, in the White House. The man is a naive Socialist: In a new interview with National Journal magazine, an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign broke with his candidate’s position opposing retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies being sued for cooperating with a dubious U.S. government domestic surveillance program.“I do believe strongly that [telecoms] should be granted that immunity,” former CIA official John Brennan told National Journal reporter Shane Harris in the interview. “They were told to [cooperate] by the appropriate authorities...
  • Obama adviser: Obama naive, “knee-jerk” on telecom immunity

    03/08/2008 6:24:10 AM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 588+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 08, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama has resolutely opposed giving American telecommunications companies immunity from lawsuits for their work with the NSA, under Department of Justice assurances of legality, to assist in surveillance. He voted against the bipartisan Senate FISA reform bill that Democratic House leadership has stalled. Now Obama’s national-security advisor has gone public in opposing Obama on the key national security issue: In a new interview with National Journal magazine, an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign broke with his candidate’s position opposing retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies being sued for cooperating with a dubious U.S. government domestic surveillance program.“I...
  • "Optimism About N. Korea Is Sadly Misguided" (Condi Rice Approach Takes Another Hit)

    12/16/2007 4:52:53 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 27 replies · 203+ views
    Taipei Times, Taiwan (in English) ^ | 16 December 2007 | Richard Halloran
    Optimism about North Korea is sadly misguidedBy Richard Halloran Sunday, Dec 16, 2007, Page 9 Once again, rosy optimism is billowing out of the Korean Peninsula. And once again, the rest of the world might remember that atop the regime in Pyongyang sit world-class thugs who have repeatedly refused to abide by their agreements. US President George W. Bush started off the latest surge of hope two weeks ago with a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, urging him in polite but firm terms to keep his pledge to abandon his nuclear weapons. Six years ago, Bush made...
  • Toy row teacher speaks of ordeal(she is encouraging others to go!!!!!)

    12/04/2007 5:38:56 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies · 37+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/04/2007 | CNN
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher jailed in Sudan for allowing a class teddy bear to be named "Mohammed," has spoken for the first time about her ordeal after arriving back home in England. ..... The teacher said she did not want her experience to put people off visiting Sudan where she said she had a "fabulous time" and which she described as an "extremely beautiful place." "In fact I know of a lovely school that needs a new Year Two teacher," she said.
  • "US Diplomat Residing in N. Korean Capital (S Korean Conservative Daily) Chosun Says"(APPEASEMENT)

    11/25/2007 4:59:27 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 32 replies · 172+ views
    U.S. Diplomat Is Residing in North Korean Capital, Chosun Says By Heejin Koo Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. diplomat has been residing in North Korea since mid-November, acting as a liaison between the governments of Washington and Pyongyang, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper said, citing an unidentified official in Washington.The presence of the unidentified U.S. envoy, who is staying at the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang, is an indication of improved relations between the two nations since North Korea pledged to disable its Yongbyon nuclear plant by the end of this year, the Seoul-based daily said. The U.S. plans...
  • OBAMA: NO TIME FOR SLIME (marginalized by Hillary; Obama should make third party run)

    11/19/2007 5:51:26 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies · 67+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 19, 2007 | DAPHNE RETTER
    Barack Obama said his recent swipes at Hillary Clinton is a warning he won't stand for "slime politics"......"that's not something I'm gonna accept," he said.
  • "Diplomacy Only Encourages North Korea's Belligerence" (Clinton/Bush Approaches Criticized)

    11/17/2007 10:26:07 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies · 258+ views
    Enter Stage Right (Canada) ^ | 29 Oct 2007 | Elan Journo
    By Elan Journo web posted October 29, 2007 Thanks to a new diplomatic deal, the nuclear stand-off with North Korea will allegedly end bloodlessly. In exchange for 950,000 tons of fuel oil, or its equivalent in economic aid and diplomatic concessions from the West, North Korea has promised to disclose all of its nuclear programs and disable all of its nuclear facilities. This new arrangement is being celebrated as a levelheaded, practical, win-win solution to the problem of the North Korean nuclear threat. But this deal, like all previous ones, rewards the North for its aggression and will strengthen...
  • Hill denies removal of N. Korea from terror list by year-end+

    11/14/2007 8:23:31 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies · 225+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov. 14, 2007 | Kyodo
    President George W. Bush will not notify Congress by Friday of his intention to take North Korea from a U.S. list of terrorist- sponsoring nations, top U.S. nuclear negotiator Christopher Hill said Wednesday. Hill made the remark to reporters at an airport outside Washington upon returning from an overseas trip, saying the United States will not finish removing the reclusive state from the blacklist by the end of the year. To get a country off the list, the president is obliged to notify Congress of his intention to do so at least 45 days in advance. If he wants to...
  • NKorea edging closer towards giving up nukes: US envoy

    09/27/2007 10:58:56 PM PDT · by DTAD · 19 replies · 217+ views
    North Korea has agreed to take further steps in ending its nuclear weapons programme but more needs to be done in pushing forward a landmark deal, the US envoy to disarmament talks said Friday. As the six-nation talks went into a second day, US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill again voiced hope that the secretive communist regime may declare and disable all of its nuclear programmes this year. "The DPRK (North Korea) has agreed to some steps," Hill told reporters when asked about the progress in the talks that are aiming to flesh out a plan for Pyongyang to...
  • North Korea coming off US terror list (according to North Korea)

    09/03/2007 7:26:21 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 39 replies · 545+ views
    SEOUL (AFP) — North Korea said Monday that the United States has decided to remove it from a list of states sponsoring terrorism -- a crucial step towards the normalisation of relations between the two countries. The US decision came at a weekend meeting between the chief nuclear negotiators of the two countries in Geneva, a foreign ministry spokesman told the official Korean Central News Agency. "Both sides discussed the issue of taking practical measures to neutralise the existing nuclear facilities in the DPRK (North Korea) within this year and agreed on them," the spokesman said. "In return for this...
  • Castro's Endorsement

    08/29/2007 7:27:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 345+ views
    IBD ^ | August 29, 2007
    Campaign '08: An implied endorsement from a dictator is nothing to brag about. But Fidel Castro's mingles praise with contempt. Maybe Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama should rethink their easy Cuba stances. Writing this week in a communist party newspaper, the jurassic tyrant picked a Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama ticket as a likely winner in next year's U.S. election. He cited it as one of many things he's been right about, alongside his prediction of the victory of Jimmy Carter, whom he now praises as much as he once rolled him like a fine Cohiba. Even as rumors swirl about how...
  • Obama camp: Clinton obsessed with GOP "attack machine"

    08/26/2007 10:13:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 1,401+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2007 | Klaus Marre
    A top adviser for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said Friday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), the front-runner for her party’s presidential nomination, is obsessed “with what she calls the Republican attack machine.” “I think we need a candidate who is obsessed with unifying this country again,” said Obama adviser David Axelrod. He added that Obama could break “the sort of decades-long battle we’ve had over this jagged divide — red state, blue state, American against American — and try to bring people together and attract disaffected Republicans and attract independent voters so that we could build not just a...
  • Cuba's foreign minister applauds Obama stance on sanctions

    08/23/2007 3:48:51 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 August 2007 | Staff
    BRASILIA - Cuba's foreign minister on Wednesday said he welcomed a call by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to ease restrictions on travel and remittances to the communist-ruled island. In an opinion piece in The Miami Herald newspaper on Tuesday, the Illinois senator and a chief rival of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination proposed easing tighter limits imposed by the Bush administration on Cuban exiles traveling or sending money home. "These declarations appear to express the sentiment of the majority of the United States," Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said when asked to comment on Obama's...
  • Obama Misreads Cuban Reality

    08/23/2007 3:42:34 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies · 508+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 22 August 2007 | Staff
    Election 2008: Seeking to change his reputation for naivete, Sen. Barack Obama now presents his new vision for Cuba. But what he thinks is new is in fact already U.S. policy. He's been asleep. To read Obama's sunny new manifesto on Cuba policy, published Tuesday in the Miami Herald, you'd think he'd invented sunlight. He paints a picture of the U.S. hopelessly benighted about Cuba, having shut the door to the tyrannical communist regime long ago through a trade embargo, which he calls a failure. He advocates free travel to Cuba and an end to trade restrictions. "A democratic opening...
  • Obama Calls Canada's Leader "President"

    08/08/2007 5:19:33 PM PDT · by RepublitarianRoger · 80 replies · 3,168+ views
    Asked what he'd do about the North American trade deal, Obama said it needs changes, so he'd "immediately call the president of Mexico (and) the president of Canada."
  • Barack Hussein Obama: Being There

    02/23/2007 8:26:46 PM PST · by Uncle Peter · 37 replies · 1,090+ views
    Various news media | 2/23/07 | Uncle peter
    ANYONE SUPPORTING SENATOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT IS RACIST!Pardon me for being the skunk at your garden party, but am I the only one this planet who feels that the only reason that anyone who supports Barack Hussein Obama is because the Freshman Senator is black? Certainly it is not based on any actual accomplishment of his 700 odd days in the Senate. He has not authored, let alone shepparded to passage, one single bill. Zero accomplishments. Therefore, it is racist to judge a person based on his race or ethnicity, be it pro or con. This man's campaign...
  • Former US president slaps down 'subservient' Blair (Peanut head)

    08/26/2006 10:14:18 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 88 replies · 1,780+ views
    Former US president Jimmy Carter lashed out at British Prime Minister Tony Blair for being "so compliant and subservient" to the Bush administration in Washington. "I have been surprised and extremely disappointed with Tony Blair's behaviour," Carter told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper as he promoted his new book "Faith and Freedom." "I think that, more than any other person in the world, the prime minister could have had a moderating influence on Washington, and he has not," said the 81-year-old former head of state. He faulted Blair for not having been a constraint on US President George W. Bush's decision...
  • Against zotting...

    07/25/2006 9:55:01 PM PDT · by Philistone · 138 replies · 2,358+ views
    As someone who was (unfairly?) zotted oh so many moons ago because as a n00b I didn't understand the point to which some mods didn't understand sarcasm, I would like to put forward the (perhaps heretical) notion that we shouldn't be quite so quick on the zot. Recently, a FReeper put forward the notion of a "probationary period" before being allowed to post. I would argue that as long as the posts are rated "PG" (I understand that this is a family chat board) we should allow ALL viewpoints to be presented here. There are a couple of good reasons:...
  • War is a cruel and inefficient remedy (LAUGH AND BARF LIBERALLY)

    05/29/2006 8:10:00 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 57 replies · 880+ views
    Chicago Tribune Voice of the People ^ | May 29, 2006 | Richard Eastman
    On the last Monday in May, when we celebrate our war dead, we are to remember that yesterday’s pain ensures today’s liberties. The inference is that war has been the ultimate (and necessary) price of freedom. But how free are the dead? And could we have honestly avoided the wars in our history? Suppose the Colonies had not revolted against England in the War of Independence. Would we have become the major British colony, gaining enough influence to modify the authoritarianism of the British crown and to gain the rights which we now cherish? Like Canada we might eventually and...
  • Creationist on a dinkum crusade (John Mackay)

    05/14/2006 8:35:20 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 44 replies · 725+ views
    The Age ^ | April 30, 2006 | Annabel Crabb
    An Australian geologist is inflaming the creation-versus-evolution debate in Britain. Annabel Crabb reports from Birkenhead, England. A BEARDED, charismatic Australian has materialised at the centre of a fierce national argument in Britain about the teaching of creationism in schools. John Mackay, 59, is a Queensland geologist who believes the Earth to be about 6000 years old. In Australia, he's not exactly a household name. But in Britain and the US, he's the Steve Irwin of the creationist movement — a fossil fan and larrikin whose way with words is proving a hit with resurgent faith communities. Britain's schools are now...
  • Missleading Water Filter Scam Still Out There

    05/04/2006 9:30:44 AM PDT · by HOTTIEBOY · 25 replies · 1,341+ views
    05/04/2006 | dg
    HottieGirl, bless her heart I love her to death, is somewhat gullible. She almost fell for the oldest trick in the book.Well, its not really a trick, just a missleading marketing strategy to get you to buy an elaborate water filtration system that can run into the thousands $$$. Here's how it started: Last week I noticed a vile sitting on the counter. It came in the mail and had "water test division" on it. I didn't give it another thought. HottieGirl, being the responsible citizen she is, fills it full of tap water and puts it back in the...
  • IN PRAISE OF OIL

    04/07/2006 9:50:37 AM PDT · by connell · 8 replies · 286+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Burt Prelutsky
    Please pay close attention because we're going to be discussing numbers, and I happen to know that most of you are lousy at math. In 1933, a movie ticket cost a quarter, a hamburger was a dime, and a soda pop was a nickel. Assuming you actually had a dollar in 1933, you could go out on a date for a dollar and come home with change. In 1936, a gallon of gas cost 25 cents. A year later, my dad bought a new Plymouth sedan for less than $800. In 1946, it was the car he was still driving...
  • US Ambassador thinks that Venezuelan Vice President Rangel is kidding

    03/14/2006 6:18:10 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 401+ views
    El Universal ^ | 14 March 2006 | Staff
    In the opinion of US Ambassador William Brownfield, Venezuelan Vice-President José Vicente Rangel was kidding when he labeled as "toilet paper" the annual report on human rights issued last week by the US State Department. "I think that my good friend, the Honorable Vice-President was joking a little bit with us when he referred himself to the report as toilet paper, because, as you know, my government is a government of the 21st Century and we do not use paper for our reports. It is an electronic report. Therefore, in no way he was serious," Brownfield said. The diplomatic noted...
  • 'Major Lull' in France Rioting

    11/13/2005 12:09:21 PM PST · by stm · 41 replies · 1,179+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2005 | AP
    PARIS — Rioters pelted police with stones in the historic heart of Lyon, and youths rammed a burning car into a center for retirees in southern France in a 17th night of urban violence. Paris was calm, despite fears of a rampage in the capital.
  • Recommendations (Human Rights Watch gives a list of recommendations to Terrorist Groups in Iraq)

    10/02/2005 8:44:54 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 22 replies · 428+ views
    Human Rights Watch ^ | October 2 2005
    In this report, Human Rights Watch calls on insurgent groups active in Iraq to: Cease all attacks against civilians, the civilian population and civilian objects, both Iraqi and non-Iraqi. Civil servants, politicians, religious leaders, humanitarian aid workers, journalists and civilian employees of foreign governments are immune from attack; Cease all attacks that do not discriminate between combatants and civilians, and attacks that cause harm to civilians or civilian objects that is excessive in relation to the anticipated military advantage; Take all feasible precautionary measures during military operations to verify that objectives to be attacked are not civilian but military, and...
  • My Naive Husband Was Brainwashed At Mosques, Says Bomber's Widow

    09/23/2005 6:20:18 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-24-2005 | Richard Alleyne
    My naive husband was brainwashed at mosques, says bomber's widow By Richard Alleyne (Filed: 24/09/2005) The widow of one of the July 7 suicide bombers believes that her "innocent and naive" husband was brainwashed into carrying out the attacks by extremists at the mosques where he worshipped. Samantha Lewthwaite, 21, described Jermaine Lindsay as a peace-loving father who was always deeply upset when innocent people suffered in war zones. But she said that just months before the attacks he became distant and moody and would spend days away from the family home after visiting mosques in London, Luton and the...
  • CANADA’S SILLIEST GUN PLAN YET -- Tip-toe Thru The Tulips As Thugs Wreak Havoc On Toronto!

    08/22/2005 4:06:27 PM PDT · by Apolitical · 20 replies · 1,106+ views
    American Enterprise ^ | By Marni Soupcoff
    David Miller, the mayor of Toronto - Canada's most populous city - is under a lot of pressure these days, owing to a spate of gun violence that has hit the area hard. I understand that he is just trying to come up with an idea - any idea - to take the pressure off himself and make it look as though he is doing something constructive to make his city safe. Still, it's hard to imagine a worse brainwave than his proposed solution to Toronto's gun problem: requiring legal gun owners to store their weapons all together in one...
  • Rush: "Republicans Suck Up to Hillary"

    05/13/2005 6:46:26 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 67 replies · 1,761+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | May 12, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to go back to this Hillary Clinton (news| website) and Newt Gingrich website) relationship here and give you three sound bites to put this in perspective. Newt has been making some appearances on the media to explain himself. Among other things he's saying is, "Hey, look. I mean if we can't put differences from ten years ago aside move forward jointly, there's not much hope for the country." I understand. Both Hillary and Newt want to be seen as unifiers because the country here is "a partisan cesspool." It's just constantly divided. It's getting worse...
  • Why China will never Risk War with the US over Taiwan...

    03/12/2005 6:22:35 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 219 replies · 4,898+ views
    "The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace In The Twenty-First Century" | 2004 | Thomas Barnett
    Wrong, read "The Pentagon's New Map" by Thomas Barnett, a former Professor and senior military analyst at the U.S. Naval War College, and a top adviosr to SecDef Donald Rumsfeld. (the following are excerpts from the book that will explain why China's navy will never be a serious threat to the U.S.): "What the Navy was coming to grips with in 1992, as the Soviet Navy continued its decade-long collapse, was an unprecedented moment in world history: America possessed the planet's only blue-water navy. By "blue-water", I mean a navy capable of projecting military power across all the world's open...
  • Carter up to no good in Venezuela

    02/26/2005 6:57:50 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 30 replies · 650+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 26, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    It defies belief. Ex-President Jimmy Carter, who crystallized a fraudulent recall referendum for Venezuela's dictator Hugo Chavez, now says his Carter Center will return to Caracas "to help consolidate peace and democracy." He also says he's got a final report on the Venezuelan recall referendum. (There've been some other final reports but somehow he's got to issue a final final final report) He's up to no good. No one has demoralized Venezuela's democracy more than America's worst-ever president. The only legitimate reason he has to go to Caracas is to beg Venezuelans for forgiveness after that sorry show he put...