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  • IN FOCUS: Russian's next-generation bomber takes shape

    10/16/2012 11:27:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Flight International ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | Vladimir Karnozov
    IN FOCUS: Russian's next-generation bomber takes shape Confirmation came on the occasion of the Russian air force centennial celebrations in August. Addressing media, air force commander-in-chief Lt Gen Victor Bondarev revealed that development of a new strategic bomber, the PAK-DA, had commenced. Its name is a Russian acronym that approximates to "future aviation complex for long-range aviation", and the aircraft is intended to supplement and partially replace the Tupolev Tu-160s, Tu-95MSs and Tu-22M3s now forming the backbone of Russia's land-based strategic bomber fleet. Vladislav Perminov Touching on a recent meeting with Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, during which long-term procurement issues...
  • Obama's Ersatz Space Program - Questionable Agenda

    10/15/2012 12:56:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2012 | Bruce Johnson
    ........Of all the waste by the Federal government and with all the other Federal agencies that could be moved to privatization, Obama selects our space program. This detracts from the progress of our missile technology that is shared with our military, it inhibits our national defense, and it damages our national identity.Space X is Obama's choice for supplanting NASA. It appears Obama has picked another loser. Move over Solyndra.Let's begin with the performance to date of the ersatz space program called Space X....."Thus far, NASA has awarded at least $2.1 billion in SAA money to private space companies,including a total...
  • OBAMA & Medvedev CAUGHT ON MIC 'After My Election I Have More Flexibility'

    09/24/2012 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 27, 2012 | by 829speedy
    Obama "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility" Medvedev "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir"
  • Russia to get stronger nuclear navy, Putin says

    08/01/2012 1:27:20 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 July 2012 | Gleb Bryanski
    (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin oversaw the start of construction of one of Russia's newest generation submarines on Monday and vowed to boost nuclear naval forces to safeguard the country's position as a leading sea power. Warning that its navy would protect top energy producer Russia's interests in the oil-rich Arctic, Putin led the ceremony to begin building the submarine Prince Vladimir, named after the ruler who founded a precursor state to modern Russia. The vessel is the fourth Borei class submarine, designed to carry one of the country's newest and most powerful intercontinental nuclear missiles, the Bulava, or Mace....
  • Obama: "Our Union May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Perfectible"

    07/26/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-25-012
    <p>"And I confess the progress didn't come quickly, and it did not come easily," President Obama said about his time as a community organizer in Chicago. "Sometimes it didn't come at all. There were times where I thought about giving up and moving on. But what kept me going day in and day out was the same thing that has sustained the Urban League all these years. The same thing that sustains all of you. And that is the belief that in America, change is always possible. That our union may not be perfect, but it is perfectible."</p>
  • Russia: The Bear and the Bison Streamline the CSTO

    07/16/2012 1:21:36 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 7/12/2012 | Roger McDermott
    Moscow has recently reacted with caution and patience following the announced suspension of Uzbekistan’s membership of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), while leading Russian military officials and experts continue to emphasize that the General Staff regard the risk of military conflict in Central Asia to be growing. In fact, Moscow closely coordinated the resolution to the impasse with Tashkent in the CSTO through its strong defense relations with Minsk, in order to convey a message to Uzbekistan that it either had to cooperate more closely within the body or find a way to leave (RIA Novosti, July 5). Colonel-General...
  • Obama's Plan For World Without Nuclear Weapons—Ours (he must be defeated)

    07/07/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 86 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-7-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The Obama Record: In pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons, the president finalizes plans to decimate our nuclear deterrent and reduce our warhead count beyond even treaty commitments. (snip) President Obama has decided that indeed we are going to tempt them with weakness. According to an Associated Press report on conversations with current and former administration officials, Obama is finalizing plans, perhaps to be released later this month, to cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads with the goal "in the longer term, (of) eliminating nuclear weapons."
  • Putin’s July 4th Message

    07/07/2012 4:16:26 AM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic nuclear bombers entered the U.S. air defense zone near the Pacific coast on Wednesday and were met by U.S. interceptor jets, defense officials told the Free Beacon. It was the second time Moscow dispatched nuclear-capable bombers into the 200-mile zone surrounding U.S. territory in the past two weeks. An earlier intrusion by two Tu-95 Bear H bombers took place near Alaska as part of arctic war games that a Russian military spokesman said included simulated attacks on “enemy” air defenses and strategic facilities. A defense official said the Pacific coast intrusion came close to the U.S. coast...
  • Obama edges toward decision on plan that could mean large new cuts in nuclear arms

    07/04/2012 9:17:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    AP/Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2012 | AP
    The Obama administration is moving toward decisions that would further cut the number of U.S. nuclear weapons, possibly to between 1,000 and 1,100, reflecting new thinking on the role of nuclear weapons in an age of terror, current and former officials say. The reductions under consideration are in line with President Barack Obama's vision of trimming the nation's nuclear arsenal without harming national security in the short term, and in the longer term, eliminating nuclear weapons.
  • Russia Violates U.S. Airspace--Russian nuclear bombers violated U.S. airspace

    06/28/2012 7:59:06 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 28, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Northcom says Russian nuclear bombers violated U.S. airspace during arctic war games The U.S. Northern Command and joint U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command said two Russian bombers violated U.S. airspace near Alaska during recent arctic war games.Disclosure by the command in charge of U.S. homeland defense followed a report in the Free Beacon quoting U.S. officials who said the Russian aircraft had threatened U.S. air space but did not cross into it and were met over the Pacific by U.S. F-15 interceptor jets. “There was a single out-of-area patrol by two Russian
long range bombers which entered the Alaska...
  • US zaps target in high-stakes missile shield test (Successful Iran/Korea missile type Intercept)

    06/27/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces using a new Raytheon Co interceptor missile downed another missile in space in a high-stakes test of a shield built to thwart growing capabilities of countries like North Korea and Iran. The mission off Hawaii late Tuesday was against a medium-range, separating ballistic missile, the Pentagon agency responsible for it said. The mock warhead split from the target's booster section, presenting what is supposed to be a more realistic attack scenario. "Initial indications are that all components performed as designed resulting in a very accurate intercept," the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said in a...
  • SLBM Bulava Ready To Enter Service With Russian Navy

    06/26/2012 8:59:54 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 24 replies
    RUS NAVY ^ | 25 June 2012 | Staff
    Technically, ballistic missile system Bulava is ready to be commissioned into Russian Navy, said its commander-in-chief Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov on June 25 at the graduates honoring ceremony held in the Konstantinovsky Palace, St. Petersburg. "At present, we're preparing legal documents required to put the missile in service", said the naval chief. VADM Viktor Chirkov also pointed out that the lead submarine of Project 955 Borei K-535 Yury Dolgoruky would be commissioned before the Russian Navy Day which is to be celebrated on July 29 this year.
  • Black Sea Fleet ships ready to go to Syrian coast – General Staff (Pooty-Poot Russia)

    06/18/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 23 replies
    ITAR-TASS via Drudge ^ | 22:55 15/06/2012 | Itar-Tass via Drudge
    MOSCOW, June 15 (Itar-Tass) —— A number of warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are prepared to go to Syria, the Russian General Staff told Itar-Tass on Friday. “The Mediterranean Sea is a zone of the Black Sea Fleet responsibility. Hence, warships may go there in the case it is necessary to protect the Russian logistics base in Tartous, Syria,” it said. “Several warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, including large landing ships with marines aboard, are fully prepared to go on the voyage,” he said. The Cesar Kunikov large landing ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet,...
  • Russia's Putin says to push military ties with China

    06/06/2012 2:43:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 6, 2012 4:57am EDT | (Reporting by Gleb Bryanski; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he will boost military cooperation with China, including holding more joint exercises, after the United States announced plans to shift most of its warships to the Asia-Pacific by 2020. Putin referred to recent Sino-Russian joint navy exercises in the Yellow Sea as an example of military cooperation which, he said, would go on. "We will continue cooperation also between our military," he told Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing, where he is attending a security summit and meeting his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao. "Recently joint navy exercises were held in the Yellow...
  • Putin to meet Iran's Ahmadinejad in China: Kremlin

    06/04/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 2, 2012 | AFP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said. "Meeting Ahmadinejad will let Putin personally feel the tension around the Iranian issue and how it is perceived in Tehran," Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters last week in comments that were embargoed for release until Sunday. Putin and Ahmadinejad agreed to meet over the phone and the initiative came "from both sides," Ushakov said. The meeting will come as Russia prepares to host the latest...
  • NEW RUSSIAN ICBM IS NO SOLUTION - Missile Defense Briefing

    05/24/2012 12:16:25 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    AFPC Missile Defense Briefing Report ^ | 5/23/2012 | Ilan Berman and Richard Harrison, eds.
    NEW RUSSIAN ICBM IS NO SOLUTION Russian plans to upgrade their "Voyevoda R-36M2 Satan" intercontinental ballistic missile began in 2009, but are only now coming to fruition. Russian weapons maker NPO Mashinostroyeniya predicts the creation of a new liquid fueled ICBM will take a decade to design and deploy. And when it does do so, it won't be a panacea for current Kremlin concerns over European missile defenses; Russian experts fear that the missile, as currently designed, won't be capable of piercing the missile defense shield currently under construction by the United States and NATO. (RIA Novosti, May 8, 2012)...
  • Putin Begins to Notice that Putinism Has Stopped Working

    05/22/2012 11:57:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 26 replies
    Jamestown Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 5/21/2012 | Pavel K. Baev
    Hardly more than a handful of experts in Moscow paid attention to the G8 summit in Camp-David last week-end, and President Vladimir Putin’s absence accentuated the impression that Russia does not really belong to this exclusive club. The seven leaders had to work hard to find answers to the escalating economic challenges; it is clear that Moscow has nothing to contribute to this joint effort though Russia has been affected by the economic crisis no less profoundly than France or Italy (Kommersant, May 19). Ironically, the only good news around the G8 table, where Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev sat in...
  • What was it? Unknown flying object nearly causes mid-air collision above Denver

    05/19/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 16 May 2012
    Aviation authorities are scratching their heads over a mysterious flying object in the skies above Colorado that almost caused a mid-air crash. The object was sighted by a commercial jet pilot, who claimed to air traffic controllers that some kind of flying craft got too close for comfort on Monday. In a transmission that appeared on LiveATC.net, the operator of the Cessna Citation 525 CJ1 says: 'A remote controlled aircraft, or what? ... 9News reported the Citation was about 8,000 feet above sea level, or about 2,800 feet above the ground, at the time the pilot reported the seeing the...
  • Russian/U.S. War Games to Begin Shortly in Colorado

    05/15/2012 6:16:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 14 May 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Russia and the United States will begin their controversial first joint anti-terror military exercises on American soil shortly at Ft. Carson in Colorado. A special unit of Russian paratroopers departed for the United States over the weekend and will be working alongside American land forces as part of the war games. The Russian and U.S. special units will engage in joint gun practice as well as ... The drills are scheduled to end on May 31
  • [Red] China and Russia hold joint large scale naval exercises

    05/12/2012 1:26:07 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 5/11/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Amid heavy fog and strong winds the Chinese and Russian navies conducted five days of joint live-fire military exercises codenamed “Maritime Cooperation-2012” in the Yellow Sea. The joint exercises, which began on April 21 when a Russian ship formation arrived at Qingdao, Shandong, focused on underwater and airborne threats. During a night drill an “enemy” submarine sent divers to attach a mine to a “friendly” ship’s hull. Depth charges were fired and a team of divers removed the hostile object. Then 11 Chinese warships and the Russian squadron detected a hostile submarine “hiding.” Hostages were also rescued from a ship...
  • Russia Wants Obama Re-Elected

    05/11/2012 5:08:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 11, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Russia Wants Obama Re-ElectedPosted By David Meir-Levi On May 11, 2012 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Well, now we know what the “hot mic” incident was all about. The Wall Street Journal’s “Moscow Raises Alarm over Missile-Defense Plan for Europe” (Friday, May 4, 2012), makes the connection.At an international conference on Thursday, May 3, organized at Russia’s initiative, the Russian delegates showed computer-generated images of a hypothetical Russian pre-emptive missile attack on segments of a missile defense shield and early warning system that the US and NATO want to put...
  • [ChiCom Defense Chief] Liang visits Pentagon, Panetta

    05/08/2012 7:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    China Daily ^ | 2012-05-08 11:21 | Tan Yingzi
    Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in a visit to the Pentagon on Monday, met with United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and called for the two sides to continue to build upon their military ties. After meeting with Panetta, Liang told a news conference that the two sides are committed to continue building a sound, stable and reliable military-to-military relationship through more communication. "Facing the complicated and serious security situation in Asia-Pacific, both of us agree that it is in line with our own interests to strengthen the cooperation between the two militaries in order to protect the peace...
  • Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites

    05/03/2012 12:33:33 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 156 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would preemptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if talks with Washington about the developing system continue to stall. “A decision to use destructive force preemptively will be taken if the situation worsens,” Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile defense conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials. The threat comes as talks about the missile defense system, which the U.S. and its allies insist is aimed at Iranian missiles, appear to have stalled. “We have not been...
  • Obama's Dangerous Approach to Missile Defense

    05/03/2012 4:36:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    When Congress returns after recess, the astronomical levels of spending included in President Obama’s budget will face a vicious show down in this election year, which will make the debt ceiling debate look tame. And while our Campaigner in Chief is busy making jokes about eating dogs and claiming credit for the death of Osama bin Laden, President Obama is facing intense scrutiny for his proposed changes to the military which will leave American vulnerable to future terrorist attacks. Last week in my leadership role at the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Ohio, I signed a letter along with...
  • Russian Troops Coming to U.S. for Terror Drills, DoD Confirms

    04/28/2012 2:44:58 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 70 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/27/2012 | Alex Newman
    Russian “Airborne Assault Forces” will be arriving in Colorado this May for joint terror-war exercises with U.S. soldiers, according to U.S. officials and Russian military personnel cited in media reports. The Kremlin’s Defense Ministry and the U.S. Department of Defense both said it would be the first time in history that American and Russian airborne special operations troops would be training together on U.S. soil. Analysts and commentators across the alternative media expressed alarm about the controversial announcement, likening it to a scene out of the movie Red Dawn or the predictions made by the late radio host Bill Cooper....
  • Open Mike Duvall - at least he left quietly

    09/15/2009 7:47:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 355+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/15/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    Will the sex scandal of former GOP Assemblyman Mike Duvall make a difference for the California GOP? In that Duvall - now known as Spanky - had the good sense to resign 15 hours into the scandal, the answer would be: No. Orange County Republicans are like weeds. Cut off one and another will grow in its place. With any luck, Duvall's replacement will respect the position and not treat the Capitol like a frat house. True, Duvall comes across as another Republican family-values hypocrite - but that's only because he proved to be one. The beefy lawmaker bragged in...
  • [Peggy] Noonan, [Mike] Murphy trash Palin on hot mic: 'It's over'

    09/03/2008 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 279 replies · 1,498+ views
    Politico ^ | Sep 3, 2008 | Ben Smith
    After a segment with NBC's Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mic ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin. "It's over," said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen. "The most qualified? No. I think they wen tfor this-- excuse me -- political bullshit about narratives," she said. "Everytime Republicans do that -- because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at and they blow it." Murphy chimed in: "The...
  • Peggy Noonan, MSNBC OFF-Camera About Palin-"Political... BULLSH*T! They Went For NARRATIVES!"

    09/03/2008 1:54:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies · 596+ views
    TCRLAF | 9-3- | TCRLAF
    Earlier she says "It's OVER!" "You Republicans ALWAYS do that!!" I'd like to thank the moonbats at DAILY KOS for the tip-off on this example of an "UNBIASED" media presentation!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrG8w4bb3kg&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/3/161834/7679/859/584943
  • Microphone Picks Up Private Conversation Between Obama and British Leader

    07/26/2008 7:42:33 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 53 replies · 246+ views
    ABC Political Punch ^ | 07/26/08 | Jake Tapper & Sunlen Miller
    At British Parliament today, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, met with Tory Leader David Cameron. Seemingly unaware of an enormous fuzzy boom mike held by ABC News' Eric Kerchner, the two chatted casually -- and privately. "You should be on the beach," Cameron told Obama. "You need a break. Well, you need to be able to keep your head together."
  • CNN Reporter calls Rove story "Bullsh*t"

    07/16/2005 6:20:05 PM PDT · by GeorgiaYankee · 43 replies · 3,705+ views
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 7/15/2005 | CNN/Lou Dobbs Tonight
    CNN's "That's Bullshit" Coverage Lou Dobbs Tonight, (7/15/05) as Lou was introducing a piece on the Rove story. Lou says, "...Rove testifying that he first learned about Plame from columnist Robert Novak, a CNN contributor. Danna Bash reports." Immediately after that you can clearly hear a female voice on mic whispering "that's bullshit". Then Dana Bash continues with her report. downloadable video available at the Crooks and Liars link
  • Analysis: Minority Republicans play their hand to partial victory

    07/30/2003 6:35:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 227+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/30/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>They control no statewide offices and are the minority party in both legislative chambers.</p> <p>But for one month in California -- including a dramatic and exhausting 29-hour finale -- political strategists, lawmakers and others agreed: Republicans held all the cards.</p>
  • CA: Democrats frantically push budget (State Assembly in lockdown)

    07/29/2003 8:10:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 166+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/29/03 | Andrew LaMar
    <p>SACRAMENTO - The battle to win passage of a state budget moved Monday to the Assembly, where Gov. Gray Davis and legislative leaders lobbied lawmakers to end a standoff that has endured four weeks into the new fiscal year.</p> <p>Key legislators said they expected the Assembly to vote on a Senate proposal late Monday night, but it was unclear if leaders had locked up the support needed to pass the budget.</p>
  • CA: Budget plan stalls in state Assembly (Open Mike Strategery Afoot?)

    07/29/2003 7:57:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 201+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/29/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>Lawmakers milled about, dozed off at their desks on the Assembly floor and scoured the Internet to read morning headlines about their own antics, as the Democratic leader met with lawmakers throughout the pre-dawn hours to try to pry loose the needed votes to end the month-long standoff.</p>
  • KOOKY, EXTREMIST, FRINGE DEMOCRATS WITH GOOFY IDEAS

    07/28/2003 1:44:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 161+ views
    ASSEMBLYMAN RAY HAYNES (CA district 66) ^ | 7/25/03 | Assemblyman Ray Haynes
    The biggest story this week (besides the recall) was the “secret” meeting of several Democrats in which they plotted to hold up the budget for political gain. This would cause people pain, so they would then try to blame Republicans for shutting down the government, and hopefully increase the pressure sufficiently to force Republicans to vote for tax increases. Of course, they held this meeting in the Capitol, and left the microphone on in the meeting room. Just about every office, the entire press corps, and most of the lobbying community then heard the discussions held in their secret meeting....
  • California Dems Caught Plotting To Prolong Budget Crisis

    07/25/2003 1:07:01 PM PDT · by webber · 7 replies · 538+ views
    California Dems Caught Plotting To Prolong Budget Crisis Summary: Unaware that a live microphone was broadcasting their plans around the state Capitol building, California Democrats were caught discussing how they could prolong the state's financial problems for political gain. The Associated Press reported on July 22, 2003 how Democrats were caught plotting how they could use the state's budget crisis for political gain. The Democrats were unaware that a live microphone in the state Assembly was broadcasting their remarks throughout the Capitol building in Sacramento. Lesbian activist Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, for example, said that if the budget crisis were extended,...
  • CAUGHT IN THE ACT - CA Democrats Plot Behind Scenes!

    07/23/2003 10:15:37 AM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 18 replies · 200+ views
    PipeLineNews.org ^ | July 23, 2003 | PipeLineNews Staff
    CAUGHT IN THE ACT - CA Democrats Plot Behind Scenes!By PipeLineNews.org Staff Editor's note: Readers, this is what happens among California State Democrat leaders when they think they are away from the prying eyes of the public...and the press. Take some time and see what really goes down as they plan to use the budget crisis, a crisis totally of their making [increased spending by nearly 30% over the last two years alone] as justification for raising taxes, rolling back Prop 13 and the 2/3s rule. You will never see items such as this reported in the SF Chronicle, The...
  • (California) Demos caught in budget gaffe

    07/22/2003 7:19:14 PM PDT · by Schatze · 17 replies · 377+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2003 | Lynda Gledhill
    Open mike picks up faction's talk of profiting from a crisisSacramento -- The state's budget crisis took a surreal turn Monday after a frank discussion by a group of Democrats on the budget and its impact on their re-election was accidentally broadcast throughout legislative and reporters' offices. Members of the Assembly Democrats' progressive caucus were heard making candid, if not intemperate, statements such as one by Los Angeles Assemblyman Fabian Nunez that they may want to "precipitate a crisis" over the budget this year. That might persuade voters to lower the two-thirds vote threshold needed to pass a spending plan,...
  • Open microphone catches California Democrats talking about prolonging budget crisis

    07/22/2003 7:17:42 PM PDT · by mhking · 26 replies · 214+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 7.22.03
    <p>Unaware that a live microphone was broadcasting their words around the Capitol, Assembly Democrats meeting behind closed doors debated prolonging California's budget crisis for political gain.</p> <p>Members of the coalition of liberal Democrats talked about slowing progress on the budget as a means of increasing pressure on Republicans.</p>
  • CA: Microphone captures state Democratic leaders' closed-door remarks

    07/22/2003 4:46:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 212+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/22/03 | AP
    <p>Public debate on substantive budget issues came to a halt Tuesday as Democrats leaders scrambled to explain why a handful of their members were caught speaking frankly about using the budget crisis to their political advantage.</p> <p>Members of a liberal Democratic group met behind closed doors Monday unaware that a microphone was broadcasting their words throughout the Capitol on about 500 "squawk boxes" that serve legislative offices, lobbyists and reporters.</p>
  • Open Mic Catches California Democrats

    07/22/2003 5:56:02 PM PDT · by M. Peach · 29 replies · 295+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 22, 5:59 PM EDT | Unknown
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Unaware that a live microphone was broadcasting their words around the Capitol, Assembly Democrats meeting behind closed doors debated prolonging California's budget crisis for political gain. Members of the coalition of liberal Democrats talked about slowing progress on the budget as a means of increasing pressure on Republicans. A microphone had been left on during the closed meeting Monday, and the conversation was transmitted to about 500 "squawk boxes" that enable staff members, lobbyists and reporters to listen in on legislative meetings. Some members of the group, including Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, said if the budget crisis...
  • Democrats Caught Plotting to Worsen California's Budget Crisis

    07/22/2003 12:56:49 PM PDT · by HadEnough · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 22, 2003 | Newsmax Staff
    Democrats Caught Plotting to Worsen California's Budget Crisis You know the Democrats have done something awful when even the leftist Los Angeles Times breaks ranks and exposes them. "In a meeting they thought was private but was actually broadcast around the Capitol on Monday, 11 Assembly Democrats debated prolonging California's budget crisis to further their political goals." Members of Democratic Study Group, which has pushed to confiscate billions more dollars from taxpayers, failed to note that a microphone in a committee room in the state Capitol was on as they schemed about using the Dems' favorite tactic, obstructionism, to pressure...
  • (CA) Demos Caught in Budget Gaffe Open Mike Picks up Faction's Talk of Profiting From a Crisis

    07/22/2003 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Weimdog · 30 replies · 227+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2003 | Lynda Gledhill
    <p>Sacramento -- The state's budget crisis took a surreal turn Monday after a frank discussion by a group of Democrats on the budget and its impact on their re- election was accidentally broadcast throughout legislative and reporters' offices.</p> <p>Members of the Assembly Democrats' progressive caucus were heard making candid, if not intemperate, statements such as one by Los Angeles Assemblyman Fabian Nunez that they may want to "precipitate a crisis" over the budget this year. That might persuade voters to lower the two-thirds vote threshold needed to pass a spending plan, he reasoned.</p>
  • California Dems plot "budget crisis", overheard on open mike

    07/22/2003 5:20:54 AM PDT · by Timeout · 54 replies · 327+ views
    L A Times and S F Chronicle
    Oooooooo. This is soooooo sweet. From the Time's opening paragraphs:In a meeting they thought was private but was actually broadcast around the Capitol on Monday, 11 Assembly Democrats debated prolonging California's budget crisis to further their political goals. Members of the Democratic Study Group, a caucus that defines itself as progressive, were unaware that a microphone in Committee Room 127 was on as they discussed slowing progress in an attempt to increase pressure on Republicans to accept tax increases as part of a deal to resolve the state's $38-billion budget gap. Continue reading....L A TimesSan Fran Chron
  • Open Mic Catches California Democrats

    07/22/2003 5:47:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 435+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/22/03 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Unaware that a live microphone was broadcasting their words around the Capitol, Assembly Democrats meeting behind closed doors debated prolonging California's budget crisis for political gain. Members of the coalition of liberal Democrats talked about slowing progress on the budget as a means of increasing pressure on Republicans. A microphone had been left on during the closed meeting Monday, and the conversation was transmitted to about 500 "squawk boxes" that enable staff members, lobbyists and reporters to listen in on legislative meetings. Some members of the group, including Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, said if the budget crisis were...
  • California Donks Caught in the Act

    07/22/2003 3:52:05 PM PDT · by tornadochaser · 13 replies · 200+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | (07-22) 14:55 PDT
    The Donks pulled a Nixon: Unaware that a live microphone was broadcasting their words around the Capitol, Assembly Democrats meeting behind closed doors debated prolonging California's budget crisis for political gain. Members of the coalition of liberal Democrats talked about slowing progress on the budget as a means of increasing pressure on Republicans.
  • Democrats Caught Plotting to Worsen California's Budget Crisis

    07/22/2003 4:53:13 PM PDT · by DesertGOP · 43 replies · 799+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | July 22, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Tuesday, July 22, 2003 Democrats Caught Plotting to Worsen California's Budget Crisis You know the Democrats have done something awful when even the leftist Los Angeles Times breaks ranks and exposes them. "In a meeting they thought was private but was actually broadcast around the Capitol on Monday, 11 Assembly Democrats debated prolonging California's budget crisis to further their political goals." Members of Democratic Study Group, which has pushed to confiscate billions more dollars from taxpayers, failed to note that a microphone in a committee room in the state Capitol was on as they schemed about using the Dems' favorite...
  • Are they any articles on The Cal Dems "open mike" talk about the budget

    07/22/2003 3:43:04 PM PDT · by Paul8148 · 17 replies · 180+ views
    Thanks for the info!
  • "PEACE" RALLY in Baltimore on Tuesday (Need help!)

    03/14/2003 6:14:28 AM PST · by Trace21230 · 15 replies · 189+ views
    UMB Anti-War Coalition & The Anti-War Group | March 14, 2003 | Unknown
    ANTI-WAR WALK OUT!!! With in an imminent invasion of Iraq, we will walk out in opposition to this unjustifiable attack. Voices from college campuses, city streets, and communities across the nation will unite to make our message heard: we will not sit quietly in class, we will not passively go to work, we will not turn a blind eye to the killing of innocent civilians. When thousands of innocent lives are put at risk, we will walk out. WHY: Because... · We value all life, regardless of color, race, and religion, over profit and greed. · We understand that war...
  • BILLYBOB ON RADIO FREE REPUBLIC TONIGHT, 9 PM EASTERN

    06/04/2002 5:18:14 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 26 replies · 423+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 4 June 2002 | Congressman Billybob
    This will be an open-mike night. I will also be running the live thread at the same time. We are cranking up for a thunderstorm as this is posted, on Kettle Rock Mountain in the Blue Ridge. From experience, lightning strikes will cause power surges that reboot my computer, but that do not affect telephone connections. So you are especially invited to call in, rather than just post to the thread, tonight. Bob J will post the RFR Banner with the call in number(s) and the click link for the Show, on this thread for your convenience. I look forward...