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  • Palin Wows Indians at Convention; Jindal’s Stock Soars

    09/11/2008 11:34:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 517+ views
    India-West ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | RICHARD SPRINGER
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tore through the Republican National Convention like a lead sled in the Iditarod dogsled race, while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who chose to forgo a scheduled convention speech by staying away to deal with Hurricane Gustav, catapulted to the top tier as a GOP presidential candidate in 2012 or 2016. Indian American Republicans who attended the convention Sept. 1-4 unanimously raved to India-West about Senator John McCain’s vice presidential choice and Palin’s stiletto-like jibes at Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama in her acceptance speech. “She sent a vibrant message to Middle America that she connects...
  • Michelle Obama absent from 9/11 ceremony to be home with girls for 1st week of school. But...

    09/11/2008 11:33:54 PM PDT · by IDRATHERNOT · 210 replies · 1,959+ views
    Conspiciously absent from September 11th memorial service, the Obama campaign claimed Michelle Obama was home with her children for the 1st week of school. However, on Sep. 10th, she spent most of the day at a "Working Mothers" roundtable in Fishers, Indiana (a 3.5 hour drive from Chicago). FISHERS, Ind. — More evidence Indiana is in play this presidential election year: the Obama campaign focused on the state again Wednesday. This time it was Michelle Obama, right in the heart of Republican territory.
  • A Tangled Story of Addiction (Washington Compost hit piece on Cindy McCain)

    09/11/2008 11:18:40 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 494+ views
    A Tangled Story of Addiction Consequences of Cindy McCain's Drug Abuse Were More Complex Than She Has Portrayed By Kimberly Kindy Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 12, 2008; A01 When Cindy McCain is asked what issues she would champion as first lady, she often cites one of the most difficult periods of her life: her battle with -- and ultimate victory over -- prescription painkillers. Her struggle, she has said repeatedly, taught her valuable lessons about drug abuse that she would pass on to the nation. "I think it made me a better person as well as a better...
  • Liquidity crunch catches up with Russian tycoons

    09/11/2008 11:18:24 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 1 replies · 79+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 9.11.08 | Catherine Belton and Charles Clover
    The falling price of oil and increased political risk following the conflict in Georgia played a prominent role in driving Russia's stock market to new lows yesterday. But bankers and traders said that the underlying reason for the selling was a liquidity crunch of the kind that affected western markets a year ago but has only recently appeared in Russia - a serious cash shortage that is forcing banks and funds to sell otherwise attractive assets. Analysts said the market was being forced down as leading Russian businessmen and funds had to liquidate positions due to margin calls as they...
  • WashPo claims: Palin Links Iraq to Sept. 11 In Talk to Troops in Alaska

    09/11/2008 10:59:55 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 39 replies · 331+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2008 | Anne E. Kornblut
    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans." The idea that the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein helped al-Qaeda plan the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a view once promoted by Bush administration officials, has since been rejected even by the president himself. But it is widely agreed that militants allied...
  • Tattletale Pranks and Kindergarten Pursuits

    09/11/2008 10:57:32 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 357 replies · 1,560+ views
    12 September, 2008 | joanie-f
    Most conservatives decry the ‘bread and circuses’ atmosphere of modern politics, principally because the consistent focus on meaningless pursuits takes the citizens’ focus away from the important issues … even crises … that must be considered, and faced, if we are to remain a free society. Our Founders continually warned that liberty, and the republican form of government that is best suited to ensure it, can only be maintained through an informed citizenry. Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, are necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties.Many of...
  • Palin Energizes GOP Hopefuls.

    09/11/2008 10:56:52 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 13 replies · 222+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 12, 2008 | GREG HITT
    The McCain-Palin ticket's rise in the polls is giving optimism to Republican candidates down the ballot as well, helping lift fund raising and stirring excitement among supporters. Republican Party officials tracking congressional races and gubernatorial contests suggest they have seen an increase in volunteers since Sen. John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate Aug. 29. The following week, the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $247,382 in online donations -- double its take for all of August. The average contribution that week was $101, the low-dollar total suggesting enthusiasm among grass-roots supporters. Republican candidates across the country...
  • Ward Churchill: Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago

    09/11/2008 10:52:58 PM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies · 910+ views
    several sources | several authors
    "Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago?"August, 2003: Ward Churchill Caught On Tape Advocating Terrorism [vs Fellow Americans] Audio link at Michell Malkin's website (included below) Question from audience: You mentioned a little bit ago, "Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago," that's my question. Churchill: I'm gonna repeat that, tell me if I got that right: Why shouldn't we do something and how do you you move so they don't see you coming....
  • Obama believes the next President will inherit an unstable Iraq...

    09/11/2008 10:51:38 PM PDT · by JohnRand · 20 replies · 167+ views ^ | 09/09/08 | Sasha Johnson
    "....“At this point what it appears is the next president will inherit a status quo that is still unstable, Obama told reporters at a high school outside Dayton. “And what’s going to be required is a comprehensive strategy, and that’s what I’ve been offering for the last two years...."
  • Pakistan - New missile attack leave 11 or 12 dead

    09/11/2008 10:49:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 252+ views
    AFP via translation | September 12, 2008
    via translation - Pakistan: new missile apparently American, 11 or 12 dead MIRANSHAH (Pakistan) - A new missile apparently fired by a drone of the American army came to Afghanistan Friday killed 11 or 12 people in the north-west Pakistan, where Washington wants to eradicate the dens of Al-Qaeda and Taliban have assured local officials. The new strike comes after an exchange of acrimonious About between Washington and Islamabad, however, its ally in its "war against terrorism": the USA have threatened to expand military operations in the tribal areas of Pakistan bordering the Afghanistan, Pakistan has vowed to oppose "any...
  • Jimmy Kimmel: Putting Lipstick on a Pig

    09/11/2008 10:47:56 PM PDT · by 1955Ford · 37 replies · 169+ views
    Jimmy Kimmel's summary of the incident
  • FOX News Poll: War on Terror Remains a Major Concern

    09/11/2008 10:45:55 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 1 replies · 92+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | Matt London
    Seven years after the events of September 11, eight out of 10 Americans - 81 percent - believe the war on terrorism is at least as important today as it was just after the attacks. Yet, while 72 percent of voters say they are concerned about terrorist attacks, those worries now rank behind other issues troubling voters, such as the nation's economy and gas prices. While it may seem the threat of terrorist attacks is foremost on the minds of Americans, it falls behind other concerns such as the nation's economy (93 percent concerned), gas prices (87 percent concerned), the...
  • Will Chotiner's Law Work in 2008?

    09/11/2008 10:41:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 267+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2008 | Paul Shlichta
    Murray Chotiner, who successfully managed Nixon's campaigns in 1950 and 1968, was the Ty Cobb of political campaigning, a ruthless and brilliant exponent of the philosophy that "politics is war." What would he think about this year' election? In 1964, he predicted that Goldwater would lose. His general rule was that the party whose candidates do the most fighting during the primaries almost always loses the election. His argued that the mutual accusations and mudslinging during the primaries causes bitterness that prevents a united front against the other party during the final campaign. Moreover, the other party's candidate has the benefit...
  • New Court Decision Affirms that 4th Amendment Protects Location Information

    09/11/2008 10:41:20 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 6 replies · 246+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 | Unattributed
    Government Must Get a Warrant Before Seizing Cell Phone Location Records San Francisco - In an unprecedented victory for cell phone privacy, a federal court has affirmed that cell phone location information stored by a mobile phone provider is protected by the Fourth Amendment and that the government must obtain a warrant based on probable cause before seizing such records.The Department of Justice (DOJ) had asked the federal court in the Western District of Pennsylvania to overturn a magistrate judge's decision requiring the government to obtain a warrant for stored location data, arguing that the government could obtain such information...
  • Sheriff Lott's New Toy

    09/11/2008 10:27:19 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 65 replies · 843+ views ^ | 9.01.2008 | Rdley Balko
    The Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department (that's them above) just obtained an armored personnel carrier, complete with a belt-fed, .50-cal turreted machine gun. Sheriff Leon Lott has charmingly named the vehicle "The Peacemaker," and insists that using a caliber of ammunition that even the U.S. military is reluctant to use against human targets (it's generally reserved for use against armored vehicles) will "save lives."
  • Mike Klonsky: Obama Blogger Who is Mike Klonsky and why does Obama let him blog?

    09/11/2008 10:18:57 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 28 replies · 549+ views
    Political Wrinkles ^ | 06-25-2008 | unknown
    Mike Klonsky : Obama blogger -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Klonsky has had a blog on Obama's official website for a few months now (His first article is from February)... Soooo who's Mike Klonsky?... Quote: Michael Klonsky (born 1943) is an American educator and political activist. He is perhaps most famous for being National Secretary of Students for a Democratic Society in 1968... ...On May 12, 1969, Klonsky and four other SDSers were arrested at the organization's Chicago national headquarters for assaulting a police officer, interfering with a firefighter, and inciting mob action[/b]. A prank call to a local police station said there...
  • Obama Losing Traction Among Younger Voters

    09/11/2008 10:15:06 PM PDT · by Reagan is King · 65 replies · 1,860+ views ^ | Friday, September 12, 2008 | Matt Towery
    The hidden story of the last week has been the shift in many states and nationwide among the youngest of voters, those ages 18-to-29, from a solid entrenchment in the Obama camp to a significant drift toward a newly revived John McCain effort, all courtesy of Gov. Sarah Palin. Our survey approach keeps young respondents from being interviewed by young interviewers, thus avoiding the inevitable pressure a youthful poll respondent might feel to "fit in" and claim to be a supporter of Obama. As a result, younger voters, while still favoring Obama, have moved to the McCain column in not...
  • Porker of the Month

    09/11/2008 10:06:38 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 5 replies · 178+ views
    Porker of the Month is a dubious honor given to lawmakers, government officials, and political candidates who have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers. Congress left for its traditional August recess after accomplishing nothing. Of the 100 bills enacted since January, 94 were to name government buildings or lands or make technical corrections to existing laws. The accomplishments included "Frank Sinatra Day," "National Plumbing Industry Week," and "National Day of the Cowboy." The deadline for passing the 12 annual appropriations bills has been deliberately ignored. There are two reasons for this failure to act. First, Pelosi and...
  • Stung by Criticism Over Georgia, Putin Asks West for a Little Understanding

    09/11/2008 10:05:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 361+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2008 | ELLEN BARRY
    MOSCOW — For three and a half hours on Thursday, in tones that were alternately pugilistic and needy, Vladimir V. Putin tried to explain himself. More than a month has passed since Russia sent columns of armor into Georgia, asserting its sphere of influence with a confidence not seen since the days of the Soviet Union. But since the first hours of this crisis, Russian leaders have been asking the same question with mounting frustration: Why is everyone blaming us for this? Mr. Putin, Russia’s prime minister, made his case on Thursday in Sochi, Russia, before the Valdai Discussion Club,...
  • Feminist Army Aims Its Canons At Palin (The Hypocrisy Of The Radical Feminists Alert)

    09/11/2008 10:04:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 310+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/12/2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    Whether or not Sarah Palin helps John McCain win the election, her greatest work may already be behind her. She’s exposed the feminist con job. Don’t take my word for it. Feminists have been screaming like stuck pigs 24/7 since Palin was announced as McCain’s running mate. (Are pig metaphors completely verboten now?) Feminist author Cintra Wilson writes in Salon (a house organ of the Angry Left) that the notion of Palin as vice president is “akin to ideological brain rape.” Presumably just before the nurse upped the dosage on her medication, Wilson continued, “Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa...
  • Global Warming Update..scientists find soulution to shrinking icebergs. HUMOR

    09/11/2008 10:03:41 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 3 replies · 124+ views
    The solution to shrinking ICEBERGS is VIAGRA!!! Oh all gore I knew you had a corprate sponser for this whole Global Warming thing. You big Con-Artist/Man/bear/pig
  • Insider Advantage Releases New Round of Polls (McCain leads 5 of 6 Battleground States_

    09/11/2008 9:57:56 PM PDT · by comebacknewt · 106 replies · 459+ views
    Insider Advantage via ^ | 9/11/2008 | Insider Advantage / Poll Position
    Florida: McCain +8Ohio: McCain +1Michigan: McCain +1Colorado: Obama +3Nevada: McCain +1Georgia: McCain +18
  • FINANCIAL TIMES-Democrats on Capitol Hill fear Obama fallout

    09/11/2008 9:43:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies · 209+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 9-11-09 | Andrew Ward
    Democratic jitters about the US presidential race have spread to Capitol Hill, where some members of Congress are worried that Barack Obama’s faltering campaign could hurt their chances of re-election. Party leaders have been hoping to strengthen Democratic control of the House and Senate in November, but John McCain’s jump in the polls has stoked fears of a Republican resurgence. A Democratic fundraiser for Congressional candidates said some planned to distance themselves from Mr Obama and not attack Mr McCain. “If people are voting for McCain it could help Republicans all the way down the ticket, even in a year...
  • Obama Smears Himself and Ends up In The “Pits”

    09/11/2008 9:38:27 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 75 replies · 273+ views
    Chronwatch-America ^ | 9/12/08 | Self
    Obama Smears Himself and Ends up In The “Pits” No matter how Obama has tried to conceal his “pig in lipstick," comment, the smear remaining is on Obama. And like all good lipsticks, it will not wipe off easily. There are three issues to be recognized when analyzing his comments of Sept. 9. 1) The contemptuous statements made at that appearance cannot be denied as being anything other than designed and scripted to be offensive to Palin and McCain. Lest anyone foolishly consider that Obama might simply have made another gaffe, the proof of this actually being a calculated remark...
  • Meet the Obama Pro-Lifers (effort to tell pro-life voters that Obama will reduce abortion)

    09/11/2008 9:33:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 663+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/12/2008 | Matt Bowman
    Have you met the "Welfare-Only Pro-Lifers"? They are spearheading Barack Obama's effort to tell pro-life voters that Obama will reduce abortion. What WOPLs are not telling people is that John McCain would fund abortion-reduction, too, while Obama's other policies will vastly increase abortion. WOPLs believe that being a pro-life candidate means nothing more than giving government funding to low income women during and after pregnancy. WOPLs take their lead from Obama himself. Alongside his clumsy abortion comments, Obama often suggests that government funding would help women choose not to abort. WOPLs include people like law professor Doug Kmiec, whose book...
  • McCain Blows It - Defends Obama's Community Organizer Record (Goes After The Moderate Vote Alert)

    09/11/2008 9:31:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 145 replies · 1,778+ views
    Michelle ^ | 9/11/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    You know, I was going to call it a night. And then I saw the story about John McCain’s appearance at the 9/11 Columbia University forum earlier this evening. Every time you grit your teeth and defend this guy, he pulls something like this. Hey, Maverick: Way to throw Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani, and your strategists who had the sense to seize on Obama’s abysmal, ineffectual record as a Chicago rabble-rouser under the bus! Criiiiiikey: Barack Obama and John McCain attempted to set their differences aside Thursday night, if only for a moment, as they encouraged Americans to volunteer in...
  • Vanity: Sarah's Real-World Diplomacy

    09/11/2008 9:24:18 PM PDT · by Talisker · 25 replies · 118+ views
    Hi Freepers, I've been lurking for years, so I know the risk of making a vanity (even though I'm making my first post as a vanity). But what the heck, I run with scissors, too. What I'd like to point out is that precisely when Sarah was being questioned about her diplomacy experience and abilities, she pulled off a real-world diplomatic communication of the highest order that, even now, I believe is significantly improving the safety of the world – and she's not even in office yet. By stating that she would support the defense of Georgia if it joined...
  • Kristol: The Washington Post Distorts Palin on Page One

    09/11/2008 9:24:11 PM PDT · by staticmh · 41 replies · 240+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | William Kristol
    Kristol: The Washington Post Distorts Palin on Page One Here are the headline and the first two paragraphs from an article posted online that apparently will be on the front page of Friday’s Washington Post: “Palin Links Iraq to 9/11, A View Discarded by Bush" By Anne E. Kornblut
Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 12, 2008; A01 FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried...
  • Can Iran Successfully Deter A Military Attack?

    09/11/2008 9:24:09 PM PDT · by Fennie · 44 replies · 524+ views
    Payvand ^ | September 11, 2008 | By Renad Ihab
    The public discussions of US/Israel attack scenarios and evidence from U.S. invasion of Iraq suggest that the initial stage of an attack on Iran will include hundreds and perhaps thousands of rockets and bombs which will not only target Iran's nuclear assets but also its missiles and military command. As a result Iran will only be able to launch only a portion of its rockets. For sake of argument lets assume that 50% of rockets will be successfully launched. One must also keep in mind that both Israel and the U.S. will shot down at least 50% of Iran's rockets...
  • No bike helmet? Lose your wheels

    09/11/2008 9:19:43 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 76 replies · 205+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 11, 2008 | Brian R. Ballou
    HOLLISTON - If you're young and ride a bicycle through town without a helmet, you may end up walking back home. Police here are looking for scofflaws and will snatch the pedals from your feet if you've been warned numerous times but still forgo headgear.Holliston police, frustrated in trying to drive home the point that riding without a helmet is dangerous and illegal, are hoping the tactic will finally get the attention of young riders."We're not looking to take bikes away from the kids who forget their helmets," School Resource Officer David Gatchell said yesterday. "This isn't something where we're...
  • When Independents Stampede

    09/11/2008 9:17:50 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 17 replies · 205+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 12, 2008 | BRIAN M. CARNEY
    The standard explanation of John McCain's post-convention, post-Sarah Palin bounce is that the maverick lurched to the right with his selection of the Alaska governor and brought the base back home. But a closer look at Gallup's latest poll results tells a different story. While Sen. McCain's support among Republicans inched up to 90% from 89% preconvention, his support among independents jumped to 52% from 40% at the end of August. Neither Mr. McCain nor Barack Obama had previously clocked majority support among independents in this election cycle, according to Lydia Saad of Gallup. Among what Ms. Saad calls "pure...
  • Ron Paul Wants Off Montana Ballot

    09/11/2008 9:11:07 PM PDT · by Night Conservative · 38 replies · 448+ views
    The Flathead Beacon ^ | September 11, 2008 | Matt Gouras
    HELENA – Republican Ron Paul does not want to be on the Montana ballot as the Constitution Party presidential candidate, but state election officials said Thursday it may be too late to remove his name. Paul, in a letter to the secretary of state, said his name was nominated by the Constitution Party of Montana without his permission. The secretary of state's office said there does not appear to be a provision to remove Paul's name at this point. At least some counties have started printing ballots, officials said. "We have received the letter, and we are looking at the...
  • The Hidden Bailout Of $1.4 Trillion In Fannie / Freddie Credit-Default Swaps

    09/11/2008 9:10:38 PM PDT · by jaime1959 · 14 replies · 200+ views
    Safe Haven ^ | September 10, 2008 | Daniel Amerman
    Overview Something extraordinary happened on Monday, September the 8th, 2008. The government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac triggered the pending settlement of $1.4 trillion in credit-default swaps. This single event could have led to a cascading series of failures that might have bankrupted Wall Street - and much of the rest of the financial world - by the end of the week. That isn't happening, and indeed, the media is treating this as something close to a non-event. However, a very real $1.4 trillion event happened - whose resolution effectively constitutes one of the largest government bailouts in...
  • Cyber crooks set email trap with bogus Obama sex video

    09/11/2008 9:09:03 PM PDT · by CE2949BB · 17 replies · 269+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 9/11/2008 | AFP
    Cyber crooks are trying to cash in on fascination with the US presidential race by sending trick email promising a sex video starring candidate Barack Obama, according to Sophos computer security firm.
  • Tim Robbins T-Shirt

    09/11/2008 9:08:54 PM PDT · by balk · 37 replies · 368+ views
    Tim Robbins in Toronto at celebrity hockey game over the weekend...

    09/11/2008 9:07:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 253+ views
        They will do anything to destroy Sarah Palin. They will do anything to elect Obama President — the most leftwing candidate in history. Only you can stop them.Dear Fellow American:As I write this letter, the far Left — the Obama campaign, the Democratic Party headed by Howard Dean and the major (liberal) media—are all working in overdrive to destroy and smear Sarah Palin. They believe if they can destroy this courageous young woman and popular governor, they will end John McCain’s bid for president. Just this week, commentator Bill Maher ridiculed Sarah’s baby son who has Down's...
  • Future Tense (Oliver North)

    09/11/2008 9:06:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 115+ views ^ | September 12, 2008 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- This week, Americans observed the seventh anniversary of the worst attack on U.S. soil in our nation's history, with memorial services for the 3,000 of our countrymen who perished Sept. 11, 2001. This week's commemorations also should remind us that the failure to act against a clear and present danger can have extremely dire consequences. That's what happened for eight years with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida movement. Unfortunately, now it's happening again, with Tehran. In February 2006, I interviewed Dr. David Kay, an internationally respected arms expert, for a Fox News' "War Stories" documentary on the Manhattan Project....
  • Houston Airports To Stop Flights

    09/11/2008 9:04:48 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 122+ views
    Click2Houston ^ | September 11, 2008 | --
    HOUSTON -- Houston airports will shut down flights in anticipation of Hurricane Ike, KPRC Local 2 reported Thursday. All airlines will cease commercial flights in and out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport beginning at 2 p.m. Friday. No airline service is expected to operate at IAH on Saturday. Airport spokeswoman Marlene McClinton said carriers at Hobby would stop flying at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. Friday, depending on the airline.
  • Gibson intentionally misquoted and edited out Palin challenge of her quote

    09/11/2008 9:01:17 PM PDT · by IDRATHERNOT · 105 replies · 373+ views
    GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, "Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God." Are we fighting a holy war? PALIN: You know, I don't know if that was my exact quote. GIBSON: Exact words.
  • Washington expels Bolivian envoy

    09/11/2008 9:00:29 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 11 replies · 176+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-11-08
    The US says it is expelling Bolivia's envoy in Washington, a day after the US ambassador was told to leave Bolivia. The US move comes after Bolivian President Evo Morales blamed the US envoy for inciting protesters in Bolivia - a claim denied by Washington. And Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez now says he will expel the US envoy in Caracas, in solidarity with Mr Morales.In Bolivia, at least eight people were killed in clashes between pro- and anti-government groups on Thursday.
  • Are we screwing in the wrong bulbs?

    09/11/2008 8:54:53 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 89 replies · 443+ views
    Pamplin Media Group ^ | September 11, 2008 | Nick Budnick
    When it comes to light bulbs, the message has been blindingly clear. Environmentalists, energy experts, government agencies and pretty much everyone but the pope all say it’s high time you replaced your old incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs. Last year, Congress passed a law banning incandescents by 2014. The long-lasting CFLs generate the same amount of light with less energy, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving you money at the same time — and if you haven’t heard this pitch, it may be time for fresh batteries in your hearing aid. Away from the glowing...
  • Residents face 'certain death' from Ike (Texas)

    09/11/2008 8:51:57 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 35 replies · 2,044+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12 September 2008
    THE coastal city of Galveston, Texas, faces complete inundation from Hurricane Ike, and those who stay behind in one-or two-storey homes "will face certain death", the National Hurricane Centre said today. "All neighbourhoods and possibly entire coastal communities will be inundated during the period of peak storm tide," the centre said in a special bulletin released at 1.19am GMT (11.19am AEST) ahead of the powerful storm's forecast landfall later today. "Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single family one- or two-story homes will face certain death," it said. Slender Galveston island - about 5km off the Texas coast and whose...
  • Obama plans sharper tone as party frets

    09/11/2008 8:45:40 PM PDT · by IndianPrincessOK · 116 replies · 519+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 9/12/08 | By Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny
    Obama plans sharper tone as party frets Published: September 12, 2008 Senator Barack Obama will intensify his assault against Senator John McCain, with new television advertisements and more forceful attacks by the candidate and surrogates beginning Friday morning, as he confronts an invigorated Republican presidential ticket and increasing nervousness in the Democratic ranks. McCain's choice of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate and the resulting jolt of energy among Republican voters appear to have caught Obama and his advisers by surprise and added to concern among some Democrats that the Obama campaign was not pushing back hard...
  • Letterman: "Palin Gave birth to 6th Child during Gibson Interview" Clearly Mocking Large Families

    09/11/2008 8:44:09 PM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies · 2,320+ views
    Letterman Show, 11:38 PM ^ | 11 Sep 08 | Xzins
    Letterman obviously is mocking large families. Half of his comments were negative toward Palin.
  • VANITY Palin leaves open option of war with Russia (More AP Lies and Deceit)

    09/11/2008 8:41:53 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 43 replies · 225+ views
    Me ^ | September 11, 2008 | NA
    Link:Hitpiece on Palin Part 2. Palin=Goldwater 1964
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush... (Photos and news) 09-11-08

    09/11/2008 8:39:13 PM PDT · by snugs · 85 replies · 364+ views
    The President and Vice President attended remembrance service at the Whtie House and the Pentagon today. At the Pentagon a permanent memorial was dedicated Sarah Palin got a hero's welcome in Fairbanks Alaska lst night and today an interview she had with Charles Gibson was aired.. Enjoy Sanity Island
  • Obama to appear on 'Saturday Night Live'

    09/11/2008 8:38:11 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 54 replies · 242+ views
    AOL News ^ | 9/11/08 | AP
    Oh how things have changed for Barack Obama since he last appeared on "Saturday Night Live." The Democratic presidential nominee's campaign revealed Thursday that he would be making his second appearance on the program, for the season premiere this weekend. Also scheduled to appear is Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps.
  • Venezuela kicks out US ambassador

    09/11/2008 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 552+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12 September 2008
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez expelled the US envoy to Caracas today and threatened to halt crude exports to the US on a day he highlighted the recent arrival of two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers. Mr Chavez today ordered US ambassador Patrick Duddy to leave the country within 72 hours, in a move he described as an act of solidarity with Venezuela's ally Bolivia, which also expelled its US envoy. "Starting at this moment the Yankee ambassador in Caracas has 72 hours to leave Venezuela," Mr Chavez said at a public event in the port city of Puerto Cabello, 120km west...
  • Palin Says She's Ready for High Office (FREEP This Poll)

    09/11/2008 8:35:54 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 58 replies · 207+ views
    AOL News ^ | Sept. 11, 2008 | Brett J. Blackledge
    Sarah Palin proposed NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine, at risk of putting the U.S. in conflict with Russia, and declared her readiness for high office Thursday as she took a cautious step out of the protective bubble she's been in since joining John McCain's ticket. "You can't blink," said the first-term Alaska governor, asserting in an ABC News interview that she is prepared to be vice president and take on the weight of the presidency should it ever come to that. It was her first extended interview and followed days of preparation by McCain's campaign for the foreign policy...
  • My Tribute to the 9-11 rescue Mission at Ground Zero

    09/11/2008 8:34:38 PM PDT · by drZ · 3 replies · 143+ views
    Here is a youTube link to a multi image slide show, I produced on the rescue mission at Ground Zero in NYC Stills from the production: Part 1 Part 2