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  • Hillary Is Right, The Deck Is Stacked

    04/16/2015 4:14:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard by now that Hillary Clinton is running for president. Actually, even if you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that, or at least the collective squeal from the media before they slipped, satisfied, into their refractory period. On Sunday, the former first lady released a Benetton ad, er, I mean a campaign video announcing she hopes to be the “champion” of “everyday Americans.” Who qualifies as an “everyday American” remains to be seen – the the video offers images of representatives of every “group” in the progressive coalition. But someone who...
  • Obama: My basketball game is 'broke'

    02/07/2015 12:15:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    After six years in office, President Obama says his basketball skills went from "nothing but net" to nothing. "Ill be honest with you: my game is a little broke, I've been a little busy," he told a crowd of students and faculty at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis on Friday, where he touted his new plan to give students who meet certain academic standards two free years of community college. "The risk-reward ratio starts shifting. The chances of an Achilles tear or an ACL injury is increasing each month, and then the satisfaction that I get from playing diminishes...
  • Hillary Clinton... Icon and Example to All Women Everywhere, Hasn't Driven a Car in Nearly 20 Years?

    01/28/2014 6:15:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/27/14 | Bryan Preston
    Media still bring up the fake George Bush/grocery store scanner story to illustrate that Republicans are out of touch with the public and our everyday lives and concerns. Theyll bury this nugget as deeply as they possibly can. MSNBC, which created a smear of Mitt Romney when he visited a WaWa store, and which Politico among others repeated, will ignore this until the very end of time.
  • Congress to close down, fly Air Force planes to Florida for funeral of Rep. C.W. Bill Young

    10/22/2013 10:17:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Congress will shut down on Thursday, and leaders have told lawmakers the Defense Department will fly them to Florida for the funeral of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died late last week.</p> <p>Mr. Young was the senior Republican in the chamber, and the move to close down business is a mark of respect for him though it also means that there will be no floor votes and that many committee meetings have been canceled, cutting short what was already a mostly empty week. The Houses hearing examining the health exchange rollout will continue as planned, however.</p>
  • Chris Christie: Im a damn good Republican

    05/10/2013 9:14:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 10, 2013 | Kevin Cirilli
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is swatting down criticism from GOP ranks that he isnt conservative enough, saying in an interview airing Friday that hes a damn good Republican. Is it a fair question to ask that if you ran as a Republican for president of the United States, what Republican Party do you see that would support your candidacy out there right now? How would you survive a primary process on the current set-up of the Republican Party? NBCs Brian Williams asked Christie, who is considered to be mulling a 2016 run. Listen, I think very well. Ill worry...
  • Maybe being "out of touch" is not a bad thing.

    03/23/2013 11:33:39 AM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 1 replies
    Vanity | March 23, 2013 | William of Barsoom
    Maybe being "out of touch" isn't a bad thing.
  • Live Thread: Romney to Speak to Press Tonight About '47% Video' Comments

    09/17/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 506 replies
    Monday, September 17, 2012 | Kristinn
    Political reporters on Twitter are saying they are standing by for a Romney media availability on the video released today by Mother Jones of Romney at a May fundraiser speaking frankly of his thoughts on Obama's base voters and their entitlement mentality, aka the 47% who pay no federal income taxes.The media and GOP-E have jumped ugly on Romney tonight.Steve Holland, Reuters: Romney at press avail to respond to video says his comments weren't "elegantly stated," and "could have said it in a more effective way."
  • FLOTUS speech written at a 12th grade level

    09/05/2012 10:39:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 61 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/5/12 | BYRON TAU
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. First lady Michelle Obama's Tuesday speech was written at a 12th grade level and was the most 'advanced' speech ever delivered by a presidential nominee's spouse, an analysis finds. The University of Minnesota's Smart Politics blog finds, using the Flesch-Kincaid readability test, that Obama's speech was delivered at a 12.84 grade level. That's in contrast with Ann Romney's speech last week at the Republican convention, which measured at a 5th grade level. The test which does not factor in the message of speeches judges readability by word syllables and sentence structure. President Obama, on the...
  • Obama bemoans people hurting out there at Sarah Jessica Parkers $40,000-per-personfundraiser

    06/15/2012 5:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/14/2012 | Twitchy
    Obama bemoans ‘people hurting out there’ at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-per-person fundraiser Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller At the 4-story brownstone that is the home of Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Brokerick, Pres Obama addressed 50 ppl paying $40K per. 14 Jun 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported from the glitzy $40,000 a person Obama fundraiser at the home of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. Yes, you read that right, $40,000 each.  Ponder that as you read this next tweet: Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller Pres Obama said he knows there are "still a lot of people hurting...
  • Obama claims most Americans aren't closely following 2012 race at campaign stop

    06/12/2012 8:50:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    fox ^ | 6/12/12 | fox
    PHILADELPHIA President Barack Obama said Tuesday night he believed the majority of Americans were not closely following the ups and downs of the presidential campaign. Obama, who attended six fundraisers in Baltimore and Philadelphia on Tuesday, has not had a good start to June after coming under fire for saying "the private sector is doing fine" during a news conference last Friday. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, Obama said he believed the good news is that the American people agree with his campaign's policies of moving the country forward. "They're not...
  • Obama: The GOP stuck me with the tab for a steak dinner

    06/12/2012 4:52:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    He. Cannot. Be. Serious. And yet, he is. If this doesnt qualify as playing up the intellectually cheap, populist, class-warfare rhetoric, then I dont know what does. Hes not just decrying tax cuts for the wealthy (a.k.a., here, the Bush-era tax cuts) as a paltry route to prosperity, hes throwing in a steak-and-a-martini metaphor to really classy it up! (snip) Those of us who have spent time in the real world understand that the problem is not that the American people arent productive enough, Obama said during a fundraiser today, after saying that Romney believes that America automatically prospers when...
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special "Presidential Inaugural retreat," planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as "Romney Victory," a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named "Founding Members" of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered "yet to...
  • Romney: Obama Is A Nice Guy, But We Can't Afford Four More Years

    04/20/2012 8:42:18 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Friday April 20, 2012
    "We have come together at critical times times and made the sacrifices necessary to preserve our liberty. So a campaign based on attacks, a campaign based on demonizing one another, that's not going to be successful. This country is going to be successful by pulling together, by recognizing that we have some common challenges and working together to overcome those things," Mitt Romney said on "Hannity" tonight. "The President's a nice guy, but we just can't afford him for four more years. Our kids can't afford him. We have to get back to machine who know what is it takes...
  • Mitt Romney image-makers split on strategy (insider dirt dump)

    04/03/2012 3:43:38 PM PDT · by JediJones · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/3/2012 | Mike Allen
    In the absence of a candidate who has any poetry who has any ability to connect on an emotional level how do you create a bond? Romneys agenda, the adviser said, is warmed-over oatmeal and needs to be bolder. If youre a super-charismatic candidate like George W. Bush or John McCain...They had other, more emotional-level, values-level ways to connect with voters. This guy just doesnt have it. He has all the warmth of a Wall Street CEO. ...the more they put on a facade, the more people pick up on it. "...Mitt Romney is still a big question...
  • Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch?

    02/27/2012 8:30:20 AM PST · by xzins · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | February 26th, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch? On Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace was rather direct with Mitt Romney in addressing the GOP candidates falling poll numbers and favorability ratings. Wallace attributed these numbers to two important factors: 1) Romneys campaign turning into naught more than attacks on his rivals, and 2) the impression many people have that Romney is unable to connect with average voters. RELATED: Chris Matthews: Romney Cannot Connect With Voters Because He Has No Evidence Of Having Suffered Wallace highlighted two clips of Romney from the...
  • The Rick Perry uprising

    11/22/2011 1:13:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    states' rights, states rights, states' rights! Rick Perry at the Alamo, June 15, 2009 Until you get higher in the hills, Laconia might be considered the vortex of New Hampshire redneck politics, heavy into the Tea Party. The Lakes Region Tea Party is small but might be indicative of how things will go. A straw poll on Nov. 16 gave Newt Gingrich 49 percent while Cain tied with Ron Paul at 15. Romney 12 percent and Rick Perry 0. Similar results in a straw poll at a Republican club in Alabama on Saturday: Newt 45 percent, Cain...
  • NJ Senate FDU: 47% of registered voters don't know who Menendez is or have no opinion of him

    10/02/2011 4:35:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Politickernj ^ | September 29th, 2011 | Max Pizarro
    Up for re-election in 2012 on a Democratic ticket headed by President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) continues to struggle for traction. In this morning's Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll, 30% of registered statewide voters have a favorable view of the Democratic senator and 23% an unfavorable view. Forty-seven percent dont know him at all or have no opinion of him, including 49% of Democrats.
  • Obama Surprised To Learn Schools Use "Trailers" (Huh>!)

    09/11/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 10, 2011
    (VIDEO AT LINK) While addressing college students in Richmond, VA, President Obama was surprised to learn that schools use trailers, also called 'modular buildings' or 'modular classrooms.' During his visit Obama said he was approached by an educator who mentioned she teaches in a trailer. Obama did not mention that the teacher had a problem with her situation, but he made it clear this was unacceptable. "I just -- in the back, I was taking some photos with folks who had helped out to organize this event, and there was a young lady who is a teacher. And she said,...
  • President Obama Blames YOU for High Gas Prioes

    04/10/2011 3:36:55 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 86 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 7, 2011
    Obama deflected blame for high gas prices by blaming American consumers for their automobile choices. According to the AP, "Obama needled one questioner who asked about gasoline prices. Obama laughingly said: 'If you're complaining about the price of gas and you're only getting 8 miles per gallon you might want to think about a trade-in." For most Americans, however, gas prices are no laughing matter. And for the president to suggest that a taxpayer's inability to buy a new $40,000+ hybrid vehicle (that still requires gas) is the root problem, rather than his price-increasing oil policies is shameful. Before Obama...
  • Lugar wants to renew assault weapons ban

    01/18/2011 3:20:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 18, 2011 | Rick Moran
    It seems pretty clear that Indiana Senator Richard Lugar has resigned himself to a primary challenge from his right flank and is attempting to shore up his support among moderate Republicans and dems. This would explain his high profile effort to renew the ban on assault weapons. Politico: "Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) this weekend called on Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. "Lugar is the first GOP senator to call for increased gun control following the Tucson tragedy that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. But Lugar, who supported...
  • Kennedy Center Honors Dinner (B.O. & Hitlery Party w/Show Biz Folk While Unemployment Soars)

    12/06/2010 6:25:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    State Department Web Site... ^ | 12/4/10 | Hillary Clinton's speech writer
    SECRETARY CLINTON: It is such a delight to welcome you back here for this wonderful national tradition. It is, by any standard we can imagine, the best weekend in Washington. (Applause.) And it is the tenth time since I have been involved with helping to host some of the Kennedy Center Honors. For eight years, Bill and I were privileged to host at the White House, and now as Secretary of State I get the great honor of hosting you here. And it was really extraordinary standing in the receiving line and seeing the genres and generations going by. (Laughter.)...
  • Yes, President Bush, America does miss you

    10/08/2010 2:01:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | October 8, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    Several months ago a huge billboard appeared near Wyoming, Minnesota, with a beaming photo of George W. Bush with the caption Miss me yet? The answer to that question is clearly yes, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research poll, which shows the former president staging a remarkable political recovery despite having largely disappeared from public life since leaving office: By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago. ...The CNN poll is of course deeply humiliating for the...
  • The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

    08/13/2010 9:19:38 AM PDT · by downtownconservative · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Friday 13 August 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown By Nile Gardiner The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House. While the anti-establishment Tea Party movement has gained significant ground and is now a rising and powerful political force to be reckoned with, many of the presidents own supporters as well as independents are rapidly losing faith in...
  • Fury as Obama compares BP oil spill to 9/11 attacks

    06/14/2010 7:21:34 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 49 replies · 1,248+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/14/2010
    Barack Obama has compared the impact the oil spill disaster will have on the U.S. national psyche to 9/11. The president said the ongoing environmental disaster will 'shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.' His comments, made in an interview with U.S. news website Politico, were today criticised by relatives of those killed on September 11, 2001. Mr Obama said: 'In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment...
  • A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama?

    06/10/2010 11:09:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 411 replies · 7,706+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I've written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery. Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama's blas attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times' Maureen Dowd revamped Obama's "Yes We Can" motto into "Will We Ever?" The liberal women of the TV show "The View" have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama's living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe, recently pronounced him disconnected. Obama's odd mannerisms intrigue...
  • Camp David: Barack Obama becoming camper in chief

    09/07/2009 5:59:28 AM PDT · by 4BoysMom · 43 replies · 3,350+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/7/09 | Katherine Skiba
    Camp David's woodsy confines lure him to 10th visit WASHINGTON - -- Why hasn't President Barack Obama kept his pledge to make Chicago's South Side his "Kennebunkport"? Two words: Camp David. The ultra-private, presidential mountain retreat -- a half-hour from the White House by helicopter -- has quickly found fans within the First Family. Their stay for Labor Day weekend was Obama's 10th visit.... ...With Obama's return Sunday, he has logged all or part of 26 days at Camp David, White House officials say.
  • 50% of GOP Voters in Arizona Say McCain Is Out of Touch

    05/11/2009 9:25:12 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 40 replies · 1,809+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 5/11/2009 | Rasmussen Reports
    Arizona Republican voters dont see Senator John McCain having much trouble winning the GOP Senate Primary next year, but 50% believe he has lost touch with his partys base. Conservatives are even more critical of the longtime incumbent. Forty-three percent (43%) of Arizona Republican voters offer a more positive assessment and say McCain has done a good job representing GOP values, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. Nationally, 69% of GOP voters believe that Republicans in Congress are out of touch with the partys base. A recent analysis by Scott Rasmussen suggested that the Beltway...
  • Michelle Obama's Pricey Footwear

    05/01/2009 2:53:35 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 112 replies · 3,116+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 05/01/2009 | Amy Diluna
    has taken casual to a haute new level. While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540. That's right: These sneakers - suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic pink toe caps - are made by French design house Lanvin, one of fashion's hottest labels. They come in denim and satin versions, and have been a brisk seller all spring.
  • CA: Who's out of touch? Governor: Hike taxes for health 'reform' plan

    02/24/2009 9:17:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 719+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 2/24/09 | Editorial
    In his current incarnation, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger never tires of asserting that Republicans are too rigidly ideological. On ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, he called state GOP lawmakers out of touch for refusing to go along with his budget deal, which included $12.8 billion in higher taxes and (honestly calculated) about $7 billion in spending cuts. Schwarzenegger in the next breath went on to reveal that he planned to renew his push for state health care reform, even if it requires another round of big tax hikes, because that's what the people want you to do. This is mind-boggling....
  • Steele: GOP needs 'hip-hop' makeover

    02/19/2009 7:27:51 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 159 replies · 5,442+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 19, 2009 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an off the hook public relations offensive to attract younger voters, especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party's principles to urban-suburban hip-hop settings. The RNC's first black chairman will surprise everyone when updating the party's image using the Internet and advertisements on radio, on television and in print, he told The Washington Times. Having been elected to the job that the Bush White House and its political guru, Karl Rove, once denied him, Mr. Steele is running the show his way. To those who claimed he can't make the...
  • According to Fred Barnes we are anti-immigrant....

    12/06/2008 3:29:13 PM PST · by teg_76 · 73 replies · 1,585+ views
    I'm so sick of this guy. He needs to get out of Washington and see what ILLLEGAL, not legal, immigrations is doing to our country. I wish Fox would get rid of this jerk who's spent all most his whole life in DC. Every week he's complaining about the "anti-immigrant" faction of the Republican party. Hey Fred, live in CA for a while, visit the schools, visit the emergency rooms, and don't go to a posh rich area, go to a middle class area, and you'll see why we're all so mad.
  • Palin's Failin' (So Says Noonan)

    10/18/2008 8:30:55 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 97 replies · 2,303+ views
    WSJ.com ^ | October 17, 2008 | Peggy Noonan
    "Sometimes the leak is so bad that even a plumber can't fix it." This was the concise summation of a cable political strategist the other day, after the third and final presidential debate. That sounds about right, and yet the race in its final days retains a feeling of dynamism. I think it is going to burst open or tighten, not just mosey along. (snip) But we have seen Mrs. Palin on the national stage for seven weeks now, and there is little sign that she has the tools, the equipment, the knowledge or the philosophical grounding one hopes for,...
  • John Batchelor: The Obama-Biden campaign is in meltdown

    09/13/2008 8:48:08 PM PDT · by chuknchez · 149 replies · 403+ views
    McCain's Right ArmBy John Batchelor. posted on September 12, 2008 at 10:05 PM September 1968 After a year of starving and abusing 32 year old John McCain, no medical attention, abandonment and isolation in a windowless cell at the North Vietnamese Potemkin Village of a prison called the Plantation, the sadistic boss of the camp, Major Bai, called "Cat" by the POWs, ordered that the torturers break the admiral's son and force him to sign a confession. It was September, 1968. John McCain's father, John S. McCain, had become admiral of the Pacific Fleet the summer before, and the son's...
  • The Crocodile Rocker Wants Religion Outlawed

    12/28/2006 5:51:58 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 10 replies · 348+ views
    Media Monitor ^ | 12/28/2006 | Andy Selepak
    In a recent interview in The Observer's special "gay edition" of Music Monthly Magazine, musician Sir Elton John told the UK newspaper that religion should be outlawed because it lacks compassion and promotes hatred of homosexuals. In the Sunday, November 12, 2006 issue, John said, "I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays." Is he talking about brands of radical Islam that oppose homosexuality? No, it seems like he's directing his fire at Christianity, or what's left of it, in Britain and other decadent Western societies. Later in...
  • Pre-Election 2006 Predictions From Around The Net (And Pissant's too!!)

    11/07/2006 11:50:05 AM PST · by pissant · 125 replies · 3,436+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/7/06 | staff
    Senate Robert Novak: GOP -2 Mary Matalin: GOP -3 Election Projection: GOP -3 to -4 Republican Pollster Richard Wirthlin: GOP -4 John Tabin: GOP -4 Fred Barnes: GOP -4 Republican Pollster Steve Lombardo: GOP -4 Cook Political Report: GOP -4 to -6 Stuart Rothenberg: GOP -4 to -7 Tucker Carlson: GOP -5 Paul Weyrich: GOP -5 John Hawkins: GOP -5 John Miller: GOP -5 Larry Sabato: GOP -6 William Kristol: GOP -7 House Election Projection: GOP -11 to -18 Mary Matalin: GOP -14 Robert Novak: GOP -19 Cook Political Report: GOP -20 to -35 John Tabin: GOP -21 Republican Pollster...
  • Crist worries conservatives

    08/11/2006 11:24:18 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 406 replies · 4,397+ views
    Tribune ^ | 11 August 2006 | Joe Follick
    TALLAHASSEE -- Republican Tom Gallagher is betting his political life on an appeal to Christian and social conservatives. And at least one of his supporters in those groups say their own future is at stake in Gallagher's quest to be governor. Gallagher has earned the endorsement of Florida Right to Life, as well as vocal support of most social conservative leaders in the state. His goal: Win the hearts of Republicans most likely to get out and vote on Sept. 5.
  • Larry David's Rage Over Un-"Curb"-ed Shopping Cart.

    08/10/2006 8:12:27 AM PDT · by Leisler · 40 replies · 1,419+ views
    tmz.com ^ | August 10, 2006 | staff
    Onscreen king of kvetch Larry David just couldn't contain himself at a Martha's Vineyard parking lot last weekend when an errant shopping cart scratched his beloved BMW 530. According to Page Six, the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld" creator and his wife were outside a Vineyard Haven supermarket when a runaway cart made what one eyewitness said was "a little dent" in David's $75,000 car. David proceeded to call the cops and started, says the witness, "in a golf shirt and shorts, flapping away with his arms. It was just like an episode on his show." Vineyard cops confimed that...
  • As Layoffs Sweep Movie Studios, Hollywood Fears for Its Future (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    07/20/2006 4:24:07 AM PDT · by abb · 100 replies · 1,700+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 20, 2006 | Claudia Eller and Richard Verrier
    Never mind that movie ticket sales are picking up and that "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" could become the biggest hit in motion picture history. As studios slash jobs and restructure to boost profits, Hollywood's creative and executive ranks are having a collective anxiety attack. Walt Disney Co.'s move this week to lay off about 650 employees and revamp its Burbank studio to make fewer films only confirms what many in the entertainment industry have been stressing over for months: The movie business is shrinking. ADVERTISEMENT Disney's firings, which started at the top with the studio's production chief,...
  • 'Rockefeller Republicans' Look Ahead in N.Y.

    05/30/2006 11:41:26 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 392+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 31 May 2006
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Moderate Republicans are off and running in the summer horse racing town of Saratoga Springs and other upstate New York cities, struggling to save their jobs and a dying political breed. In a party dominated by conservatives, the last of the Northeast GOP moderates face several daunting election-year trends, including a strong top of the Democratic ticket in statewide races and growing discontent with President Bush, the Iraq war and the Republican-controlled Congress. New York has always preferred its Republicans in the mold of the late Gov. Nelson Rockefeller - socially liberal and fiscally conservative. "We...
  • Out of Touch (Peggy Noonan Alert)

    05/18/2006 5:29:51 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 154 replies · 2,902+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2006 | Peggy Noonan
    What the president's immigration speech and "The DaVinci Code" have in common. What was missing in the president's approach the other night was the expression, or suggestion, of context. The context was a crisis that had gone unanswered as it has built, the perceived detachment of the political elite from people on the ground, and a new distance between the president and his traditional supporters. The president would have done well to signal that he knew he was coming late to the party, as it were; that he'd come to rethink his previous stand, or lack of a stand, and...
  • Rove: We're in a Sour Time. I Readily Admit It.

    05/15/2006 10:50:37 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 190 replies · 4,435+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 15 May 06 | The Drudge Report
    ROVE: 'WE'RE IN A SOUR TIME. I READILY ADMIT IT.' THU May 15 2006 12:29:11 ET Ater speaking at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C. on Monday Morning Karl Rove took questions: QUESTION: It's clear that the position that the administration's in now is not where it would have liked to have been with a few months to go before the mid-term elections. I wonder if you could just say what has gone wrong and how do you turn things around before November. ROVE: Look, we're in a sour time. I readily admit it. I mean, being in the...
  • John Kerry Roughing it with Butler [Kerry explained: "Marvin and Teddy [and myself]....]

    04/08/2006 8:36:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies · 2,345+ views
    John Kerry Roughing it with Butler Responding to criticism that he had a laundry list of demands when he stayed in luxury hotels on the campaign trail, Sen. John Kerry said yesterday that he recently took a trip where he slept every night in his truck - accompanied only by his motorcycle, a friend and his butler, "Marvin." Asked about the trip by radio host Don Imus, Kerry explained: "Marvin and Teddy [and myself] . . . We had the best damned time, I'll tell you." "It was wonderful," the top Democrat declared. "We didn't stay anywhere. We actually drove...
  • Tourism boycott of South Dakota urged: Proposed abortion law sparks furor (Barf Alert)

    03/20/2006 10:11:10 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 38 replies · 740+ views
    Associated Press via Toronto Star ^ | 03/20/06 | Chet Brokaw
    Tourism boycott of South Dakota urged Proposed abortion law sparks furor State flooded with calls pro and con Mar. 20, 2006. 01:00 AM CHET BROKAW ASSOCIATED PRESS PIERRE, S.D.The superintendent of Mount Rushmore was surprised at first when people from all over the country started calling to express their opinion about South Dakota's ban on nearly all abortions. Some callers said they were so upset they would never visit Mount Rushmore, South Dakota's No. 1 tourist attraction. Others said they were so thrilled they would make a point of coming to see the chiselled faces of four U.S. presidents...
  • Hollywood Is Not in Touch with Mainstream Values (MSNBC / ZOGBY poll)

    03/08/2006 4:58:00 PM PST · by GretchenM · 23 replies · 837+ views
    Breaking Christian News via MSNBC ^ | March 8, 2006 | Teresa Neumann
    ... a recent MSNBC.com/Zogby International poll show that movie fans believe Hollywood's values are not in line with the rest of America. When asked if they thought Hollywood values were at odds with those of most of America, 60 percent agreed. When asked if they thought the success of such gay-themed films such as Brokeback Mountain, Transamerica and Capote reflected Hollywood's values or the growing acceptance of alternative lifestyles, respondents were fairly evenly split. ... when asked if they would go to see a movie that had been critically praised which had a message or values they did not agree...
  • Harvard: Rich, prestigious and unmanageable?

    02/27/2006 8:01:21 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies · 680+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, February 27, 2006 | AP
    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Leading the world's wealthiest and probably most famous university sounds like the plummiest job in academe -- with a staff, a house, and a half-million dollar salary among the many perks. But running Harvard isn't easy. Neil Rudenstine, school president from 1991 to 2001, was forced to take leave of absence for exhaustion in 1994. His successor, Lawrence Summers, announced Tuesday he would resign June 30 after a tumultuous five years, his ambitious agenda to get Harvard's territorial undergraduate and professional schools on same page done in by faculty revolts and brusque management style. Harvard-watchers inside...
  • Freep a movie poll for fun.

    02/16/2006 1:13:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies · 585+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 2-16-06 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    This year's Best Picture nominees for the Academy Award are: "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "Crash," "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "Munich." How many have you seen? None 1 2 3 4 All 5
  • Canadian Anglicans Becoming Extinct (due to its liberal agenda)

    02/09/2006 9:20:29 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 48 replies · 856+ views
    AgapePress ^ | 02/07/06 | AFA Journal
    Canadian Anglicans Becoming Extinct By AFA Journal February 7, 2006 (AgapePress) - A new, independent report on the state of the Anglican Church of Canada shows a staggering decline in membership over the last 40 years. Between 1961 and 2001 the Anglican Church of Canada, the Canadian branch of the worldwide Anglican community, lost 53 percent of its members, from 1.36 million to 642,000. However, the report also ominously stated that the decline is accelerating. While membership dropped 13 percent between 1981 and 1991, it fell 20 percent between 1991 and 2001. According to The Church of England Newspaper, the...
  • Ray Nagin Pulls A Kerry on CBS: "50 Percent" of Americans Live On Gulf Coast

    02/02/2006 9:59:47 AM PST · by frankjr · 81 replies · 2,176+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/2/06 | Michael Rule
    As was reported yesteday on NewsBusters, Democratic Senator John Kerry wasn't challenged on the Today show after he claimed that 53% of Americans don't graduate from high school. Well on this morning's Early Show, New Orleans Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin made an equally silly claim, "50% of all residents in the United States live along the Gulf Coast." I listened to the soundbite several times to ensure I heard him correctly. The claim came during an interview with Harry Smith about President Bush's State of the Union Address and the challenges in rebuilding New Orleans, but was Harry Smith even...
  • (Gay cocaine addict) Andre Boisclair is the new leader of the Parti Quebecois

    11/15/2005 6:31:29 PM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 26 replies · 1,798+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 11/15/05
    QUEBEC (CP) - Andre Boisclair is the new leader of the Parti Quebecois. Boisclair has become the head of the Quebec sovereignty movement with a first-ballot victory after a leadership vote by PQ members. Boisclair received 53.7 per cent of first-round choices, while Marois had 30.6 per cent and Richard Legendre 7.5 per cent. Boisclair will likely have to wait until 2007 before getting a crack at defeating the governing Liberals, although Premier Jean Charest can wait until the spring of 2008 before calling the election. The PQ leadership race was launched after Bernard Landry quit suddenly in June following...
  • World running out of time for oil alternatives

    08/18/2005 7:37:13 AM PDT · by freakboy · 60 replies · 1,143+ views
    Reuters (Via Drudge) ^ | Aug 18 9:45 AM US/Eastern | Anna Mudeva
    World running out of time for oil alternatives Aug 18 9:45 AM US/Eastern By Anna Mudeva PETTEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The world could run out of time to develop cleaner alternatives to oil and other fossil fuels before depletion drives prices through the roof, a leading Dutch energy researcher said on Thursday. Ton Hoff, manager of the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands, said it could take decades to make alternatives affordable to the point where they can be used widely, although high oil prices were already stimulating such research. "If we run out of fossil fuels -- by the...