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  • Fist bump: Furious reactions to Obama's joyful 5-hour golf game . . .

    08/21/2014 3:23:52 AM PDT · by Maceman · 62 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 21, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    President Barack Obama reacted to the on-camera slaying of photojournalist James Foley for five minutes on Wednesday, telling a global audience that 'when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.' Minutes later he began a five-hour round at Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha's Vineyard for his seventh visit to the links, so far, during a vacation that began August 9. The decision brought a chorus of condemnation from TV commentators, journalists, conservative partisans and Twitter denizens – and even an unintentional slap from the left-leaning New York Times. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant...
  • What the heck is Michelle Obama doing in this video? [VIDEO]

    01/21/2014 2:01:30 PM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-21-2014 | Caroline May
    Michelle Obama and the Miami Heat recently filmed a promotional video for the first lady’s Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity. Let’s Move! released the PSA Tuesday, explaining that the video was filmed in the Diplomatic Room last week when the team was at the White House to celebrate their 2013 championship win. “Rumor had it, during their visit, they teamed up with the first lady in support of Let’s Move! to highlight the importance of eating healthy and drinking water to perform like a champion,” Elyse Cohen, the deputy director of Let’s Move!, wrote in a blog post....
  • Vanity:looking for the side-by-side picture of Laura Bush and Michelle 0bama

    11/20/2013 4:38:21 PM PST · by FrdmLvr · 24 replies
    I would love to have the picture of Mrs. Bush and Michelle leaving Air Force One for a discussion board on Facebook, as we are in the middle of a discussion of how tasteless the current FLOTUS is compared to all other FLOTUS. Any other pictures of Michelle in her tasteless outfits would be welcome. Please post them if you have them! I'd like to ruffle a few liberal feathers. Thanks!
  • Arne Duncan: White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

    11/17/2013 5:50:33 AM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    (Update: Adding more on opposition to Core, where Duncan spoke) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about? In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core...
  • Rick Santorum in Iowa: The Term ‘Middle Class’ is ‘Marxism Talk’

    08/14/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies
    Mediate ^ | August 13, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Is there such thing as “class” in America? Not if you ask Rick Santorum. The once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate spoke to a Republican gathering in Lyon County, Iowa late last week and shared this piece of advice with his party: “Don’t use the term the other side uses.” That includes the “middle class.” Santorum proceeded to tear into President Obama for constantly invoking the term “middle class” in his speeches about the economy. “Since when in America do we have classes?” Santorum asked. “Since when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a...
  • Obama's Thunderdome Strategy - The president's goal is to make Republican ideas intolerable.

    01/30/2013 10:35:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Henninger
    Few are the men and women in American public life who haven't heard Mr. Dooley's famous aphorism: "Politics ain't beanbag." John Boehner, currently serving out his community service as speaker of the House, appears to have been meditating on Mr. Dooley's cautionary wisdom. At the Ripon Society last week he said the Obama administration was trying "to annihilate the Republican Party." Better late than never, Speaker Boehner now sees that Barack Obama's notion of political competition is Mad Max inside the Thunderdome: "Two men enter, one man leaves." Last week during the president's second inaugural address, if one can employ...
  • Team Obama breaks precedent to try to spoil Romney’s convention

    08/23/2012 3:39:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/23/2012 | Mike Lillis
    Bucking protocol, President Obama and the Democrats are planning a full-scale assault on Republicans next week during their convention. Bucking protocol, President Obama and the Democrats are planning a full-scale assault on Republicans next week during their convention. Presidential candidates have traditionally kept a low profile during their opponent's nominating celebration, but Democrats are throwing those rules out the window in an attempt to spoil Mitt Romney’s coronation as the GOP nominee. President Obama, Vice President Biden and leading congressional Democrats have all scheduled high-profile events next week to counter-program the Republican gathering in Tampa. Even first lady Michelle Obama...
  • Romney declines to condemn hecklers at Obama stops

    06/19/2012 8:59:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 19, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney has declined to call on his supporters to stop heckling President Barack Obama's campaign. He told Fox News Radio on Tuesday that he doesn't believe in "unilateral disarmament," but said it would "be a nice thing" if both sides would stop yelling at each other during campaign events.
  • Rick Santorum invokes Ronald Reagan at Jelly Belly factory in California

    03/29/2012 11:13:33 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Republican leaders and voters, frustrated by their party's prolonged presidential contest, are increasingly coalescing behind front-runner Mitt Romney. Yet Rick Santorum on Thursday urged conservatives not to forsake their principles under pressure. He did so by conjuring the memory of Ronald Reagan, still the conservative icon, at an oddly symbolic place: the jelly bean factory that created the former president's favorite treats. "Let them know, conservatives all across this country have not given up the fight, we're not going to concede to the moderate establishment who wants to convince everybody that it's over, it's time to go...
  • Rick Santorum Looks To Georgia In Dalton Speech ["This Will Be—It Is Already—A Two-Person Race"]

    03/02/2012 4:46:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Rick Santorum Looks To Georgia In Dalton Speech Visit comes on the heels of Newt Gingrich By James Harrison March 2nd 2012 DALTON, Ga. — Speaking in the same town visited by Newt Gingrich less than 48 hours earlier, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a group of 150 voters that the fight leading up to next week's Super Tuesday primaries had already become a two-person race. "You give me the opportunity here by helping me win the state of Georgia, and this race will change," Santorum told the crowd, which remained seated in Dalton's city council chamber for the...
  • Uproar as Justin Trudeau hurls four-letter obscenity at Peter Kent in House of Commons

    12/14/2011 3:32:45 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 35 replies
    National ^ | Wednesday, December 13, 2011 | Staff
    OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau caused uproar in the House of Commons today after he called Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent a “piece of s---” during a heated question time debate over the Kyoto Protocol. The Liberal MP for Papineau immediately apologized, admitting he “lost his cool” after Kent questioned why NDP environment critic Megan Leslie had not attended last week’s climate change summit in South Africa. Canada officially withdrew from the Kyoto accord on Monday, drawing pointed criticism from overseas signatories to the pact. Trudeau became incensed after Kent suggested that Leslie should have been in Durban for the UN...
  • Dinner With “Barack and Joe” (Tackiest president ever!)

    06/28/2011 9:24:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    Campaign Report ^ | June 28, 2011 | Eric Odom ..
    Today I got an instant message with a link to (Dinner With Barack) a fundraising campaign being pushed by the Obama 2012 Campaign. I clicked it and didn’t give it much thought at first. The “Dinner with Barack” campaign is a fundraising contest where you donate $5 and get entered to win a place at dinner with Obama. The second link, which was an update to the original contest, was much more entertaining. Mainly because the contest was............
  • Obama visit to UK under the microscope

    05/26/2011 2:40:06 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 21 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 25May2011 | Rachael Harmon
    It feels a little like Royal Wedding madness all over again across the pond. What did Duchess Catherine wear during the Obamas' visit to England? What did the president give the Queen as a gift? Who made a speech blunder? President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are once again under the microscope as they visit the United Kingdom this week. Each action, misstep and blunder is being interpreted by England and the U.S. media at a fevered pitch. Below we round up some of the moments of President Obama's UK adventure that are creating the most buzz: Botched...
  • Sarah Palin Despises Newt Gingrich (If they're trying to make me like her more, it's working!)

    02/22/2011 9:22:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 22, 2011
    There are a lot of interesting tidbits to be found in the tell-all penned by Frank Bailey, an aide to Sarah Palin while she was governor of Alaska, which draws on Bailey's firsthand experiences and Palin's own e-mails. Much of it confirms what we already know about Palin — namely, that she's obsessed with her portrayal in the media, with gossip about her family, and with slights from her enemies. But of all the book's revelations, one that might actually be relevant/entertaining going forward, if Palin runs for president, is the nasty e-mail she wrote about Newt Gingrich. Here's what...
  • Michelle Obama's Request for Birthday Wishes for Her Husband Links to Donation Page

    07/29/2010 6:52:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7-29-10 | Peter Winn
    It seems like a nice gesture – an e-mail message from a loving wife, urging thousands of people to join her in wishing her husband a happy 49th birthday by signing an electronic birthday card. But in Washington, D.C., nothing is that simple. The wife, in this case, is First lLdy Michelle Obama, and the message is being sent by the Democratic Party to people on its list nationwide. And underlying the birthday wishes, the message is political: The electronic card to Barack Obama also is a Democratic Party fundraiser.“Every year, our family tries to come up with a fun...
  • Obama lays into Bush again on economy

    07/10/2010 1:00:42 PM PDT · by Qbert · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/8/2010 | Kara Rowland
    President Obama on Thursday labeled the recession a result of "a decade of irresponsibility" that he inherited, continuing his strategy of trying to frame this fall's congressional elections as a choice between Bush-era policies and his own. "For the better part of 10 years, folks faced stagnant incomes, skyrocketing health care costs and tuition bills, and declining economic security," Mr. Obama said in a speech at a Kansas City, Mo., electric vehicle plant. "It was in the middle of this crisis that my administration walked through the door." Though unemployment still hovers just below 10 percent, Mr. Obama said his...
  • Caption Bubba Clinton at the World Cup soccer match

    06/23/2010 9:29:47 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 31 replies · 2+ views ^ | June 23, 2010 | SuperSport
  • Howard Stern: Gabourey Sidebe, the size of the plant, will never work again

    03/09/2010 2:34:34 PM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 543+ views
    SHOCK jock Howard Stern has unleashed a tirade of verbal abuse at Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe. “There’s the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen,” Stern said on his Sirius satellite show on Monday. “She is enormous. Everyone’s pretending she’s a part of show business and she’s never going to be in another movie. “She should have gotten the Best Actress award because she’s never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?” Stern and co-host Robin Quivers went on to discuss the impossibility of Gabby finding any work in Hollywood after Precious. “And Oprah’s lying...
  • Michelle Obama is to be the first presidential wife to appear on a reality TV series

    11/06/2009 7:10:55 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 23 replies · 1,056+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11/05/09 | RobtKraft
    Michelle Obama will be appearing on Iron Chef, but I discovered that isn't the only reality show she'll be on.
  • Gibbs on Capitol Hill Protest: “I'm Sure There's a Jon Voight Joke in Here Somewhere”

    11/05/2009 6:17:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 1,332+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/5/2009 | Jake Tapper
    Asked about the several thousand protestors who gathered on Capitol Hill today to protest Democratic health care reform legislation, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs joked about one of the actors who was a featured speaker at the rally, saying, “I'm sure there's a Jon Voight joke in here somewhere, given he was one of the featured speakers, but…my father always told me my mouth would get me in trouble, and I have a feeling if I acted on the line that I'd like to give you, I'm almost positive that it would.” Voight spoke at the rally, decrying the...
  • Off the Wall: White House Changes Mind About Painting (FReeper Victory!)

    11/04/2009 3:20:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 137 replies · 6,015+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Randy Kennedy
    .SNIPARTnews has reported that the White House has quietly de-listed a painting by Alma W. Thomas that it chose last month, among some 45 pieces borrowed from several Washington museums, to decorate the private White House residence and the West and East Wings. Titled, “Watusi (Hard Edge)” from 1963, the work takes a Matisse collage and, as Holland Cotter wrote in The New York Times, praising the selection, “shifts the pieces around, cools the colors down, and adds a title that refers to a Chubby Checker song.” “But through copying Matisse,” Mr. Cotter added, “she began to work out a...
  • No class, bad character: The inside story

    10/24/2009 7:23:41 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 5 replies · 492+ views
    Power Line ^ | 10-24-2009 | Scott Johnson
    In his post on Dick Cheney's speech this week, Paul Mirengoff focused on Cheney's account of the Bush administration's reassessment of its strategy in Afghanistan. Paul wrote that Cheney's speech at the Center for Security Policy "blew the whistle on some egregious dishonesty by the Obama administration." Paul quoted this passage of Cheney's speech: Recently, President Obama's advisors have decided that it's easier to blame the Bush Administration than support our troops. This weekend they leveled a charge that cannot go unanswered.
  • Obama urges GOP to ‘get a mop’ and clean up Bush administration mess

    10/21/2009 4:06:31 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 66 replies · 2,462+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2009 | Sam Youngman
    President Barack Obama urged Republicans to help clean up the mess the Bush administration left behind in comments at a Tuesday night fundraiser. Obama, speaking to donors to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), said he didn’t have sympathy for those “sitting on the sidelines and rooting for failure.” He then embraced a new campaign by the DNC that invites Republicans to “grab a mop” and help clean up what Democrats say is a mess created by the Bush administration. “I don’t mind cleaning up the mess that some other folks made, that’s what I signed up to do, Obama said....
  • Jordan’s night to remember turns petty

    09/14/2009 10:49:30 PM PDT · by Bob017 · 5 replies · 929+ views
    Sports - Yahoo ^ | 12 Sept 2009 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The tears tumbled, flooding his face and Michael Jordan had yet to march to the microphone at Symphony Hall. He had listened to the genuine stories and speeches of a remarkable class. He had watched a “This is Your Life” video compilation of his basketball genius. Everything flashed before him, a legacy that he’s fought with body and soul to never, ever let go into yesterday.
  • Obama Jokes about Hillary Clinton Suing for Broken Elbow

    06/21/2009 4:44:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,378+ views
    People Magazine ^ | June 20, 2009 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    A bulletin from President Obama: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's fall in the State Department basement this week might have been caused by rival Richard Holbrooke – long suspected of coveting the Secretary's title – slicking the floor with WD-40. Obama said his first reaction to news that Clinton's fractured elbow would require surgery was to brace for yet another fiscal crisis. "Fortunately, the lawyers tell me Hillary's ready to settle," he quipped at Washington's annual Radio & Television Correspondents' Dinner Friday night. [Snip] Obama also joked about sleeping with NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who spent a much-ballyhooed...
  • (Drunk?) Julia Roberts Drops F-Bomb Several Times During Tom Hanks Tribute

    04/28/2009 10:41:56 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 50 replies · 3,289+ views
    US Magazine ^ | Tuesday April 28, 2009
    Get Julia Roberts a bar of soap! At a Film Society of Lincoln Center event honoring Tom Hanks in NYC Monday, the Duplicity star, 41, dropped the F-bomb several times. "Alright well, it's late and I'm paying my babysitter overtime and I have to pee," she began. "So Tom, everybody f-----g likes you. All my bits are gone. Listen, I had lunch today with Rita [Wilson, Hanks' wife], and her t--s were here [motioned high] and her waist was here [motioned small] and her a-- was like that [motioned high], so what can I tell you that's new? Tom Hanks,...
  • MSNBC: Obama's Give Queen I-Pod as Gift

    04/01/2009 11:47:00 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 181 replies · 5,694+ views
    Buckingham Palace
    MSNBC just broke the news that the official gift from the Obama's to the Queen was an I-Pod loaded with songs and video of her trip to the U.S.A. back in 2007. The Queen gave a sterling silver frame with a photo autographed by all of the Royal Family. An I-Pod and a DVD set...this is what the Obama's have given to British power.
  • "Solipsistic" Michelle Obama spends $15 on Gordon Brown children in diplomatic humiliation

    03/05/2009 3:08:45 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 122 replies · 5,597+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE ^ | March 5, 2009 | Freeper "Spiff"
    Obama's blockbuster gift for Brown: 25 classic films Joe Murphy March 5, 2009's+blockbuster+gift+for+Brown:+25+classic+films/ ...Sarah Brown gave Sasha and Malia Obama an outfit each from Topshop, which has just opened its first American store in New York. She also picked six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America. In return, the Obamas gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to take home to sons Fraser and John...  
  • Obama the Cheapskate: 25 DVDs for Gordon Brown?

    03/05/2009 11:22:31 AM PST · by GOPinCa · 58 replies · 2,096+ views
    HotAir ^ | Ed Morrissey
    The British have begun to worry about the “special relationship” in the Anglosphere since the election of Barack Obama. First, the visit from Gordon Brown failed to get the usual Rose Garden joint-presser treatment from the White House this week. Now the Daily Mail reports that Obama cheaped out on the traditional gift exchange, rustling up some DVDs in exchange for a thoughtful gift from Brown:
  • 'That guy ain't s***': President Obama's memoirs turn the air blue

    02/09/2009 10:42:46 AM PST · by AnnaZ · 40 replies · 2,743+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09th February 2009
    'That guy ain't s***': President Obama's memoirs turn the air blue By Mail Foreign Service Last updated at 5:57 PM on 09th February 2009 Comments (1) An audio clip of Barack Obama repeatedly swearing has proved to be an internet hit. The President turns the air blue in a series of excerpts from the audiobook of his memoir, Dreams Oof My Father. Quoting a friend from high school, Mr Obama delivers phrases such as ‘You know that guy ain’t s***. Sorry-ass m**********r ain’t got nothin’ on me’.The clips have been remixed with a dancetrack which has taken the internet by...
  • Change You Can Only Imagine

    01/22/2009 9:04:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 199+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2009 | Kathryn Shattuck
    IMAGINE a White House where the Oval Office faces an interactive media wall filled with live commentary from citizens and visitors. Or a White House that is raised and lowered according to poll results, with an unpopular president brought down to the level of disgruntled constituents. How about one that changes colors according to the Homeland Security Advisory System? Or that has been emptied of human content and made into a central server for United States democracy? However intent he is on change, even Barack Obama might draw the line at trading the Lincoln Bedroom for a situation room at...
  • Lieberman Urged To Apologize To Obama, Biden

    01/21/2009 9:14:05 PM PST · by SmithL · 45 replies · 1,384+ views
    AP via WFSB ^ | 1/21/9
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Democrats are calling on Sen. Joe Lieberman to apologize to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for his comments criticizing them during the campaign. . . . It chastises the longtime Democrat, who won re-election in 2006 as an independent, for speaking at the Republican National Convention on behalf of Sen. John McCain.
  • Wounded vets walk out during inaugural ball concert (BDS rears it's ugly head)

    01/21/2009 9:44:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 3,340+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2009 | Carrie Sheffield
    An inaugural ball honoring U.S. military veterans ended in a kerfluffle as several veterans walked out when a musical act's attempt at humor backfired. During the Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball honoring the nation's veterans, a vocalist with George Clinton and the P. Funk All-Stars held up a white towel with large block letters saying "[Expletive] GEORGE," perturbing many audience members who walked out after the display, interpreting it as a jab at the outgoing commander-in-chief, George W. Bush. A spokeswoman for the ball's organizers said the sign was inappropriate. "Obviously we and the Heroes Ball coordinators were...
  • Socialist Senator’s Complaint Prompts Smithsonian to Change Plaque on President Bush’s Portrait

    01/13/2009 9:42:25 AM PST · by Sopater · 36 replies · 1,393+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | Penny Starr
    The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has agreed to change the wording on the plaque accompanying a portrait of President George W. Bush in response to a complaint by Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.). Sanders objected to the sign's language because he believed it suggested a linkage between the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and the subsequent U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The plaque reads: “Expecting that the success of his presidency would hinge, as it had when he was governor, on his negotiating skills and ability to solve problems, Bush found his two terms in office were instead marked...
  • The Unpoet

    01/20/2009 12:58:24 PM PST · by TheBlueMax · 51 replies · 1,871+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Barack Obama has undercut any claims of meritocracy with at least one choice: the woman who will delivering his inaugural poem. Aside from the fact that she has known Obama since they worked together at the University of Chicago, one is hard-pressed to find a rationale for this honor. Only the fourth poet to participate in a presidential inauguration, Elizabeth Alexander is no Robert Frost, nor even Maya Angelou. Alexander is an unpoet who arranges words into impenetrable jumbles flecked with juvenile imagery, inappropriate word choice, an obsessive PC view of race and "gender," a dubious take on miscegenation, and...
  • Obama refuses to surrender Blackberry

    01/16/2009 4:57:14 PM PST · by Red Steel · 99 replies · 2,510+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 16 07:24 PM US/Eastern
    Despite legal and security hurdles, president-elect Barack Obama says he has a plan to retain his beloved Blackberry once he moves into the White House next week. Interviewed by CNN Friday, Obama said the smartphone was among the tools that he would use to stay in touch with real Americans and avoid becoming trapped inside the presidential "bubble." "I think we're going to be able to hang on to one of these. My working assumption, and this is not new, is that anything I write on an email could end up being on CNN," he said. "So I make sure...
  • McCaskill's edge

    10/07/2008 9:46:44 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 37 replies · 1,195+ views ^ | October 07, 2008 | By Ben Smith 08:48 PM
    I mentioned a few days ago that Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill's mild affect masks a bit of a killer, and that she's perhaps the Obama campaign's deftest surrogate on the attack. But I was still kind of amused by her brief interaction with Mitt Romney in the press file just now. McCaskill was stepping out of her chair at the end of an MSNBC interview, and Romney was up next. She and a staffer unplugged her various wires, and she handed Romney the earpiece the guests use to hear the host. "I spit on this before I put it in,"...
  • Some stand in protest during Bush commencement speech (video)

    06/01/2008 5:24:07 AM PDT · by chickadee · 28 replies · 344+ views
    Yahoo-CNN ^ | 6/1/08
    Some stand in protest during President Bush's commencement speech at Furman University.
  • Newt Gingrich goes nuclear: May enter race to foil 'pygmies'

    07/23/2007 2:21:48 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 145 replies · 2,769+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | July 23, 2007 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON - Dismissing the GOP presidential field as a "pathetic" bunch of "pygmies," Newt Gingrich hinted Monday he might step in to beat Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. "If, in mid-October, it's quite clear that one or more of the current candidates is strong enough to be a serious alternative to a Clinton-Obama ticket, you don't need me to run," the former House Speaker said at a breakfast sponsored by the American Spectator. "If it becomes patently obvious, as the morning paper points out, that the Democrats have raised a hundred million more than the Republicans, and at...
  • On Passing, AP Calls Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner 'Symbol' of 'Greed and Hypocrisy in the 1980's'

    07/22/2007 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 210 replies · 3,442+ views ^ | 7/22/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    As Tim Graham notes in his report on the passing of Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner, liberal MSMers of the past loved to portray the woman as the "very model of Reagan's Decade of Greed," but Graham made me wonder how the media is reporting her passing, at least during this early morning time as the country wakes to the news. Of course, I have also observed Mr. Graham's reporting on how Tammy Faye was treated in the past. She has been reviled for many years, though recently seems to have gained a sort of kitschy popularity. So, I admit that I...
  • Michael Moore gets a taste of his own medicine

    06/22/2007 8:21:05 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 35 replies · 2,291+ views
    Montreal Gazette ^ | Friday, June 22, 2007 | Bill Brownstein
    Michael Moore gets a taste of his own medicine Bill Brownstein, The Montreal Gazette Published: Friday, June 22, 2007 Toronto documentarians Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine had sought to send a celluloid love letter to their hero, Michael Moore. But the creator of such mega-hit docs as Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 refused to talk to them. He should have talked. Melnyk and Caine ended up making the cinematic equivalent of hate mail, Manufacturing Dissent (opening today at Cinema du Parc). Already committed to making a movie about Moore, Melnyk and Caine resorted to interviewing...
  • Tancredo tells Bush to take a hike

    06/05/2007 7:28:01 PM PDT · by Jean S · 247 replies · 4,250+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/5/07 | Klaus Marre
    Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.) said at the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night that he would tell President Bush to not “darken the doorstep of the White House” if he were to win the presidency.Tancredo said top White House adviser Karl Rove once told him the same thing when he was at odds with Bush. Asked whether the current president would play a role in his own administration, Tancredo said, “I would have to tell George Bush exactly the same thing Karl Rove told me.” The lawmaker noted that he disagreed with Bush on many things, not just his signature issue...
  • Mexican Audience Boos Miss USA During Miss Universe Pageant Won by Miss Japan

    05/29/2007 8:29:30 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 62 replies · 4,953+ views
    FOX News Website ^ | May 29, 3007 | FOX News
    MEXICO CITY — It wasn't Miss USA's night. Booed mercilessly at the Miss Universe pageant by a Mexican audience angry at U.S. immigration policy, and seen by millions of TV viewers as she slipped and fell on the pageant stage, Miss USA Rachel Smith nonetheless managed to take the high road and offer her Spanish-speaking hosts an enthusiastic, "Buenas noches Mexico. Muchas gracias!" Smith, 22, from Clarksville, Tenn., who was crowned Miss USA last March, was continuously jeered by the mostly Mexican audience during the pageant's interview phase. The pageant was won by Miss Japan, Riyo Mori, a 20-year-old dancer,...

    01/13/2007 8:56:50 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 25 replies · 1,416+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/12/2007
    Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, an appalling scold from California, wasted no time yesterday in dragging the debate over Iraq about as low as it can go - attacking Secre tary of State Condoleezza Rice for being a childless woman. Boxer was wholly in character for her party - New York's own two Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, were predictably opportunistic - but the Golden State lawmaker earned special attention for the tasteless jibes she aimed at Rice. Rice appeared before the Senate in defense of President Bush's tactical change in Iraq, and quickly encountered Boxer. "Who pays...
  • White House Spokesman Blasts Sen. Boxer's Exchange With Secretary Rice

    01/12/2007 10:26:26 AM PST · by indcons · 171 replies · 8,167+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 12, 2007 | FNC
    WASHINGTON — The White House fired back Friday at Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer's verbal slap at Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, calling the California Democrat's caustic comments about Rice's family life "outrageous." Boxer lit into Rice on Thursday with bitter diatribe during a heated line of questioning before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee looking into Iraq policies. At one point, Boxer turned to the broad question of who pays the ultimate price for war. Rice has never married and has no children. "Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old and...
  • Ford had problems with Bush Iraq policy

    12/28/2006 9:36:03 AM PST · by ARealMothersSonForever · 271 replies · 4,517+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | December 28, 2006 | NA
    WASHINGTON - Former President Gerald R. Ford questioned the Bush administration's rationale for the U.S. invasion and war in Iraq in interviews he granted on condition they not be released until after his death. In his embargoed July 2004 interview with The Washington Post, Ford said the Iraq war was not justified, the Post reported Wednesday night. Ford "very strongly" disagreed with the current president's justifications for invading Iraq and said he would have pushed alternatives, such as sanctions, much more vigorously, the Post's Bob Woodward wrote. The story initially was posted on the newspaper's Internet site. "I don't think...
  • In Following His Own Script, Webb May Test Senate's Limits

    11/29/2006 4:59:26 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 118 replies · 3,114+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 29 November 2006 | Michael Shear
    At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia's newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn't long before Bush found him. "How's your boy?" Bush asked, referring to Webb's son, a Marine serving in Iraq. "I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President," Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme. "That's not what I asked you," Bush said. "How's your boy?" "That's between me...
  • Cindy Sheehan, I will Live to 1000

    11/11/2006 2:48:29 PM PST · by armymarinemom · 294 replies · 14,333+ views
    Phone | 11-11-2006 | Armymarinemom
    On site report from Kristinn at a Cindy Sheehan anti war rally being held at the Independence Mall outside the Constitution Center. , Cindy said that she is determined t not only wants to see George Bush impeached but she wants to see him tried for Crimes Against Humanity. She states is so determined to see this done she says she will live for 1000 years. She went further by saying that even if she were involved in a fiery plane crash she would walk out alive just to see this done. Kristinn yelled out to her as she was...

    10/10/2006 12:26:52 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 512 replies · 18,979+ views
    <p>The DRUDGE REPORT has obtained an exclusive copy of a "scary" campaign advertisement created by Hollywood producer and director David Zucker that was intended to be used by GOP organizations in the closing weeks of the 2006 campaign.</p> <p>However, the advertisement was deemed "too hot" by GOP strategists all across Washington, DC who have refused to use it!</p>
  • Chavez 'like a dictator without class'

    09/23/2006 2:16:17 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 580+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 September 2006
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez resembled a dictator who lacked class during his "rant" at the UN in which he called George W Bush "the devil", (Australian) Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has said. Mr Downer, who was at the UN General Assembly when Mr Chavez attacked the US President this week, said his comments reflected badly on Venezuela. He said Mr Chavez had dictatorial tendencies and compared him to Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. "The United Nations is a place where you can speak freely and America's a place where you can speak freely," Mr Downer said on US news network Fox in...