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  • Nader: Libya mission was 'impeachable offense'

    04/29/2014 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/14 | Mario Trujillo
    Ralph Nader on Tuesday said President Obama has committed impeachable offenses dating back to the United States' effort in 2011 to create a no-fly zone in Libya. Nader, who has previously called for Obama's impeachment, said Congress would not take up articles of impeachment at the time of the Libya mission because it has “abdicated” its responsibility in matters of war. "Libya was the most egregious violation of the Constitution by President Obama," Nader told ABC News-Yahoo News. "He attacked Libya with European nations without a declaration of war, he didn't ask Congress for an authorization of funds. He didn't...
  • PREPARING FOR POST OBAMA ELECTION

    11/08/2012 10:42:21 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 123 replies
    Self | 11-08-2012 | Paratrooper82
    Today, I instructed my wife to prepare for post Obama election by doing the following:
  • Top Obama aide to Congressional Democrats: ‘Go on offense' on taxes

    06/29/2012 3:45:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 29, 2012 | by Oliver Knox
    A top advisor to President Barack Obama urged Congressional Democrats on Friday to "go on offense" against Republicans on the issue of taxes and argued that the Supreme Court ruling upholding the incumbent's signature health care law should be the "clear and final" word on the issue. In a memo made public by the White House, David Plouffe accused Republicans of "trying to misrepresent" Obama's record on taxes. "We welcome this debate on middle class taxes, and we urge you to seize this opportunity to go on offense to illustrate how the President and Democrats in Congress are standing up...
  • Do They Still Make Millstones?

    Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.(Luke 17:1-2)There are times when, although you already know about a bad societal trend, an event occurs which crystallizes all that you sense was wrong about it. I had one of those moments when I opened a Saturday edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, our local newspaper, and read an...
  • Sestak-Gate: Did Obama Commit an Impeachable Offense?

    05/26/2010 5:10:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 1,192+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2010 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Rep. Joe Sestak, the winner of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, says quite openly and repeatedly that he was offered a job by the White House if he would drop out of the race against Sen. Arlen Specter. Having secured Specter's conversion to the Democratic Party, thus giving the party a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, the Obama administration obviously sought to keep its word to Specter that it would do its utmost to deliver the Democratic nomination to him. According to Sestak, that included a job offer. Who made the offer? What position was offered? And when did it...
  • Defense won't winLessons from Times Square

    05/08/2010 3:42:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 249+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 8, 2010 | Adam Brodsky
    Doubling-down on defense isn't going to win the War on Terror. Yesterday's scare in Times Square shows just how hopeless that strategy is -- if a cooler can be a threat, not even the NYPD will be able to stop them all. Yet the uptick in home-turf terror plots -- with last Saturday's bomb attempt just the latest -- has many screaming for us to fund an infinite range of new security steps. Faisal Shahzad hadn't even been charged before the rear-mirror scrutiny began. How did he slip past security and board a flight to Dubai before finally being nabbed,...
  • Experts: US gov't needs to prepare for cyberwar (no more nice guy to Chicom?)

    01/28/2010 10:03:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Network World ^ | 01/27/10 | Grant Gross
    Experts: US gov't needs to prepare for cyberwar Cyberwar is difficult to define, but the U.S. needs a strategy, a group of experts says By Grant Gross, IDG News Service January 27, 2010 04:31 PM ET Sponsored by: The U.S. government needs to figure out how it will respond to acts of cyberwar, as foreign governments increasingly look to gain advantages in cyberspace, a group of cybersecurity experts said Wednesday. One problem, however, is that there wasn't consensus among the panelists on what exactly constitutes an act of war in cyberspace. The U.S. military has used cyberattacks to disrupt enemy...
  • United Methodist Court Rejects Gay Marriage Resolution

    05/01/2009 4:26:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 848+ views
    christianpost ^ | Apr. 30 2009 | Audrey Barrick
    The United Methodist Church's top court recently ruled that clergy, both active and retired, cannot perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. Performing such services is "a chargeable offense," Bishop Beverly J. Shamana ruled last Friday. UMC's Judicial Council affirmed her decision. The council further ruled that an annual conference, or regional body within the UMC, "may not negate, ignore, or violate provisions of the Discipline with which they disagree, even when the disagreements are based on conscientious objections to the provisions." The council’s ruling was on a resolution passed by the California-Nevada Annual Conference last year, months after the California...
  • Obama: GOP Trying to Paint Me & Michelle as 'Too Black'

    06/13/2008 11:29:08 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 131 replies · 81+ views
    TheHill.com ^ | June 12th, 2008 | Andy Barr
    Barack Obama said Thursday at a fundraiser in Chicago that the GOP is trying to make him and his wife Michelle appear "scary" and "too black." "They’re going to try to make me into a scary guy. They’re even trying to make Michelle into a scary person. Right?" Obama said at an event in the Hyde Park area, according to CNN. Obama said Republicans were trying to start a drumbeat questioning Obama's patriotism and whether he is "too black." "I don’t know, before I wasn’t black enough," Obama said. The Illinois senator then suggested Republicans might say, "'now he might...
  • US, Iraq launch anti-extremist operation

    01/08/2008 9:41:06 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 35 replies · 79+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1/8/2008 | ELENA BECATOROS
    BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a major operation to strike against al-Qaida in Iraq and other extremists, the U.S. military said Tuesday, hoping to build on a recent reduction of violence and push militants from their strongholds. The division and brigade-level operation, dubbed Phantom Phoenix, will cover the entire country, the military said. U.S. and Iraqi forces will "continue to pursue al-Qaida and other extremists wherever they attempt to take sanctuary," Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, the No. 2 commander in Iraq, said in a statement announcing the start of the joint operation. "We are determined not to allow...
  • McCain Goes On Offense On Rumors

    12/21/2007 6:35:21 AM PST · by jdm · 32 replies · 283+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 21, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Saying that he learned a lesson from 2000, John McCain eschewed the quiet approach yesterday and blasted rumors that he did favors for a Washington lobbyist. Matt Drudge posted that the New York Times had a story that would show McCain -- a staunch activist for reducing lobbyist influence -- had his own scandal brewing. Both of the principals in the story have hired lawyers, and the Times has clammed up: Sen. John McCain said yesterday that he has "never done any favors for anybody -- lobbyist or special interest group," as his presidential campaign issued a statement denouncing allegations...
  • The Problem of Offense

    11/28/2007 1:43:41 PM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 194+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 28, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    The Problem of Offense by: Bethany Stotts, November 28, 2007 Offense is a “psychological construct,” argued University of Nevada-Reno Adjunct Psychology Professor William O’Donohue at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) conference on the politically-correct university. He noted that proponents of political correctness often do so in order to reduce offense, yet define political correctness so broadly and inconsistently as to encompass Aleutian Islanders while excluding the oft-persecuted Jews. These inconsistencies inherent to politically-correct ideology require proponents to simultaneously uphold contradictory doctrines, argued George Mason University Professor Jeremy Mayer at the conference. “To be liberal on a college campus today...
  • Taking Offense for Fun and Profit

    07/24/2007 7:08:42 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 11 replies · 438+ views
    Reaganesque | 07/24/07 | Reaganesque
    Taking Offense for Fun and Profit   Have you seen the bumper sticker out there that says “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention? Living in Minneapolis, I see that one rather frequently along with “Hate is not a family value”, “Would Jesus Discriminate”, “Buck Fush” and myriad other erudite and intellectually stimulating bumper stickers from our friends on the Left that express just how outraged they are at… well…everything. To hear them talk, you might get the idea that the Left believes that life is one big series of unending injustices and that this profoundly bothers them....
  • Cheney: America Will Stay on Offensive Against Terror

    05/11/2007 4:16:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 338+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2007 – Al Qaeda terrorists have chosen Iraq as the central front in their worldwide campaign against freedom, so America must stay in the fight to prevent them from establishing a safe haven from which to launch more attacks, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said in Iraq today.  Al Qaeda leaders believe they can wear down the United States, force the troops out of Iraq and make the country a launching pad for new attacks in the region and abroad, Cheney said in remarks to members of the Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Tikrit. “The terrorists...
  • Offense Vital Part of National Strategy to Combat Terrorism

    09/05/2006 5:54:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 311+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 5, 2006 -- President Bush today released his updated National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, which outlines the U.S. government’s strategy to protect and defend American interests at home and abroad from terrorism. “The best way to protect America is to stay on the offense,” Bush told an audience today at the Military Officers Association of America here. “Since 9/11 our coalition has captured or killed al Qaeda managers and operatives and scores of other terrorists across the world. The enemy is living under constant pressure, and we intend to keep it that way.” The strategy update emphasizes that...
  • Former Wilkes teacher, accused of sex offense, is found dead (male teacher - male student)

    08/22/2006 3:53:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,632+ views
    Former Wilkes teacher, accused of sex offense, is found deadFire & Police Briefs: First Edition Tuesday, August 22, 2006 JOURNAL STAFF AND WIRE REPORT NORTH WILKESBORO - A former teacher in Wilkes County accused of having sex with a student was found dead Sunday, according to a report filed by the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office. Stephen George Kennedy, 26, was found dead at 8:35 a.m. in his parent's home. His mother found him hanging by a necktie tied to a bedpost. The death appeared to be self-inflicted, the report said. In May, Kennedy was called out of class and arrested...
  • Woman to Pay Doctor $2.8M for False Charge

    05/26/2006 6:19:28 AM PDT · by ziggy_dlo · 25 replies · 1,103+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/2006 | Associated press
    A woman who accused her doctor of molesting her and having his identical twin impersonate him to assault her must pay the doctor $2.8 million because she fabricated the allegations, a judge ruled. Judge Katherine Stolz dismissed Perla Saldivar's lawsuit against her doctor, Dr. Dennis Momah, and his twin, Dr. Charles Momah, a gynecologist, saying her allegations were inconsistent with evidence. "The contradictions and inconsistencies in Ms. Saldivar's testimony were some of the most pronounced this court has ever seen," Stolz wrote Wednesday. The ruling is the latest in a saga involving the Momahs. Charles Momah was sentenced in November...
  • CA: Firing offense (UC system under the 'scope)

    05/23/2006 8:29:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 253+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 5/23/06 | Editorial
    Getting fired for incompetence from the University of California system is apparently harder than it looks. How else to explain how UC President Robert Dynes kept his job? But if the UC Board of Regents wishes to stick with the current administration, the board had better explain how it plans to forestall further UC compensation abuses. The regents on Thursday supported Dynes despite his presiding over hundreds of secret executive pay deals totaling tens of millions of dollars. Over the past five years, three under Dynes' watch, the president's office approved more than 700 "separation agreements" -- a euphemism for...
  • Teacher-Coach Charged With Sex Offense (Male teacher, male student)

    05/04/2006 7:57:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 2,252+ views
    WXII12 ^ | 5/04/06
    Teacher-Coach Charged With Sex Offense UPDATED: 12:13 pm EDT May 4, 2006 WILKESBORO, N.C. -- A substitute teacher and wrestling coach in Wilkes County faces sex charges, according to authorities. Stephen George Kennedy, 26, was charged with a first-degree sex offense, second-degree statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child and indecent liberties with a student, WXII 12 News learned from investigators. The sheriff's office said other charges are pending. Authorities said Kennedy knew the student at North Wilkes Middle School when the student was 13 years old and that Kennedy continued having relations with the student until the student was...
  • U.N. rule to bar religious offense sought (EU, Solana)

    02/14/2006 11:12:58 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 26 replies · 569+ views
    www.upi.com ^ | Feb 14, 2006
    U.N. rule to bar religious offense sought CAIRO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The European Union is debating ideas and measures that might be endorsed by the United Nations to bar the slandering of religions. EU foreign policy and security commissioner Javier Solana said after a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Tuesday the EU and the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) "are considering certain ideas to safeguard and protect religious values in general, but the time is not appropriate to disclose the details." Solana issued a joint statement Monday with the chief of the Jeddah-based OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu stressing their...
  • Staying on Offense Key to Defeating Terrorism, Bush Says

    12/19/2005 3:24:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 292+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 19, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2005 – The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks showed that the United States could no longer ignore the threat of global terrorism and that America must go on the attack, President Bush said during a nationally televised address Dec. 18. The United States did not start the war against global terrorism, Bush pointed out. Terrorists flew commercial airliners into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, crashed another plane into the Pentagon, and commandeered another that crashed in a Pennsylvania field. "On that day, we were not in Iraq, we were not in Afghanistan," Bush...
  • Coach Brings New Offense To Millwood

    08/11/2005 5:46:23 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 7 replies · 461+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 08-10-05 | Berry Tramel
    Coach Brings New Offense To Millwood By Berry Tramel The Oklahoman Desota Bell's phone rang several times. He's not on the Millwood school board anymore, but folks still called. Millwood had gone and hired a white football coach. Keith Bell is the white shadow of Millwood's all-black and always-successful gladiators. The independent school district in northeast Oklahoma City long has been a magnet for the black community, and the Falcons take pride in their football, with four state titles in the last 15 years. But when longtime coach Don Willis resigned earlier this year to take a job in Texas,...
  • UNOFFENDABLE [WONDERFUL ARTICLE ON OVERDUE TOPIC by FAVORITE AUTHOR]

    03/08/2005 5:37:06 AM PST · by Quix · 14 replies · 355+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 6 MAR 2005 | Francis Frangipane
    Unoffendable Francis Frangipane http://www.Frangipane.org "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh" (Ezek 36:26) God has a new heart for us that cannot be offended, an "unoffendable" heart. Beloved, possessing an unoffendable heart is not an option or a luxury; it's not a little thing. Consider: Jesus warns that, as we near the end of the age, a majority of people will be offended to such a degree that they fall away from the faith. Listen...
  • Cops: Woman Scalped Girl After Slight

    02/09/2005 11:05:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 2,625+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | February 08, 2005 | Associated Press
    BOISE, Idaho — A 16-year-old girl was allegedly tied up and scalped with a 4-inch knife in what police say may have been an act of revenge by another woman. The girl, who had a punk-style mohawk haircut before the attack, is recovering at home. Doctors could not reattach her scalp, which was found near a hot spring. Police searched for Marianne Dahle, 26, who disappeared after the Jan. 18 attack at Kirkham Hot Springs, about 70 miles from Boise.
  • Former Raiders Center Charged With Attempted Murder

    01/19/2005 12:58:52 PM PST · by holymoly · 17 replies · 777+ views
    NBC 6 ^ | January 19, 2005 | NBC 6
    MIAMI -- Former Pro Bowl center Barret Robbins, who was shot by a detective investigating a burglary call, was charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted felony murder. Miami Beach police found Robbins Saturday night inside an administrative office at a building housing a nightclub, gym and jewelry store. Robbins also was charged with two counts of attempting to deprive an officer of his weapon, two counts of resisting an officer with violence and trespassing. Police said Detective Mike Muley shot him during a struggle. Robbins was critically injured. Muley received hospital treatment for minor head injuries. The former Oakland...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • NATIONAL SECURITY = ARMED FORCES

    10/02/2004 12:38:28 PM PDT · by forest · 5 replies · 508+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #319 ^ | 10-3-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Strip the Army of those Bradley Fighting Vehicles[1] used in the Golf War. And take away the big M-1 Abrams Tanks[2] the Army likes so well. Strip the Navy of the last few fancy Aircraft Carriers[3] so popular to provide air cover. Then, scrap the Aegis anti aircraft system[4] the Navy depends on to search, track and guide missile functions. Scrap those P-3 Orion[5] upgrades, too. The Navy doesn't really need the better anti-submarine warfare aircraft. Over at the Air Force, let's get rid of the B2 stealth bomber[6] that sneaks in on targets and wages destruction. Also get rid...
  • Second Toy Found In Candy Appears To Depict Osama Bin Laden

    08/30/2004 7:55:31 AM PDT · by harrycarey · 76 replies · 3,220+ views
    WFTV ^ | 8/30/04
    Second Toy Found In Candy Appears To Depict Osama Bin Laden POSTED: 10:43 am EDT August 30, 2004 MIAMI -- In Miami, a wholesaler has announced that his company will recall 14,000 bags of candy. The bags contain a toy that looks like a plane flying into a building and, we found, a second toy that looks like Osama Bin Laden suspended between the two buildings. Eyewitness News broke this story, but, for the first time, we had the chance to speak with a representative from the corporation that distributed the candy. "Importers did not realize what they were buying....
  • Better to Take the Fight to Them Than Let Them Bring It to Us

    08/15/2004 9:07:01 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 14 replies · 686+ views
    The Naples [FL] Daily News ^ | August 15, 2004 | Ben Bova
    "Men cry, 'peace, peace,'" said Patrick Henry, "but there is no peace. The war has already begun." Today in America there are people who loudly insist they are against war. "No war!" their bumper stickers proclaim. They believe that we should not have invaded Iraq. They apparently feel that we should wait for the next terrorist attack on our own soil, rather than rooting out the terrorists and their supporters where they live. -snip- There's another point, too, one enunciated by retired General Tommy Franks, the officer who directed our invasion of Iraq. "If you want your grandchildren to grow...
  • Saudi envoy's Zionist claims 'are offensive'

    06/26/2004 4:37:44 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 23 replies · 274+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | June 27, 2004 | Christopher Hart
    The Saudi ambassador to London has reinforced controversial claims by the kingdom's royal family of a link between "Zionists" and recent al-Qaeda terror attacks in the country. In a television interview, to be broadcast today, Prince Turki al-Faisal is asked about comments made by Crown Prince Abdullah, Saudi Arabia's de facto leader, that "Zionist hands" have been behind the attacks. The ambassador replies: "When you're under attack by people who come and kill your countrymen and visitors to your country, and you see at the same time an attack on the kingdom from the outside, from Zionist circles, it is...
  • British Arrest 14 in Anti-Terror Raids

    12/02/2003 9:43:02 AM PST · by TexKat · 5 replies · 196+ views
    LONDON - Police arrested 14 people on suspicion of terrorism offenses in raids around Britain Tuesday. The suspects' names and nationalities were not released. Four men were arrested in London, and four men and two women were arrested at two separate addresses in the university city of Cambridge, police said. Four men also were arrested in Dudley and Walsall in central England. All 14 were detained "on suspicion of involvement in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism," police said. The arrests in London came during raids on six homes and three businesses in the southwestern section of...
  • U.S. Army doctors helping repair damage done to medicine in Iraq (Good News from Iraq!)

    10/24/2003 2:39:20 PM PDT · by xzins · 10 replies · 282+ views
    Stars & Stripes, European Edition ^ | 23 Oct 03 | Ron Jensen
    BAGHDAD — U.S. Army doctors are trying to repair the damage done to Iraqi medicine during the reign of Saddam Hussein when, as one doctor put it, “medicine stopped.” The soldier/physicians held a three-day clinic this week on emergency obstetrics, and there is hope that such professional development classes will become regular events and cover a wide range of topics. “Our doctors are very interested in these courses,” said Dr. Hassan Baker, general director for the ministry of health. “We’ll do as much as we can,” said Dr. (Lt. Col.) Mark Harris, division surgeon for the 1st Armored Division. “I...
  • Pres Bush's Agenda Meaning Progress on Health Care/ Economy but Dem Leaders Choosing Obstruction

    10/24/2003 9:30:28 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 19 replies · 206+ views
    Bush-Cheney '04 Official Blog ^ | October 24, 2003 | John Podhoretz, NY Post
    Bush-Cheney '04 Blog Update: President Bush's Agenda Meaning Progress on Health Care and Economy but Democrat Leaders Choosing Obstruction October 24, 2003 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ In a piece by the New York Post's John Podhoretz today, the difference between the President's agenda and Democrat leaders' obstruction was made clear. As a bill modeled after the President's plan to give seniors' prescription drug coverage appears close to passing, Democrat leaders in Washington have to choose between doing what's right for America's seniors or more political obstruction. But as Podhoretz points out, this isn't the only issue where Democrats are making the wrong...
  • Governor Vetoes Castration Bill

    06/06/2002 7:21:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies · 404+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Jun 6, 8:48 AM ET | Editorial Staff
    Governor Vetoes Castration Bill Thu Jun 6, 8:48 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made the state the first in the nation to sentence certain rapists to surgical castration. Keating, a Republican, said the legislation would violate the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. "This bill provides an unnecessary and arguably unconstitutional punishment of surgical castration for second offenses of the type covered by the bill," Keating said in a brief statement to the legislators. "A more effective way of dealing with these offenders is to make...
  • Dept of Offense and Dept of Defense

    06/06/2002 6:26:10 PM PDT · by hfartalot · 3 replies · 177+ views
    With our deep passion for football, won't it be better if the Department of Defense is renamed to "Department of Offense" (lead by an Offensive Coordinator/Secretary, in charge of external affairs) and the new Homeland Security is renamed to "Department of Defense" (lead by a Defensive Coordinator/Secretary in charge of internal affairs).