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  • Obama receives standing ovation from less than 25% of West Point cadets: report

    05/28/2014 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 138 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/28/14 | Douglas Ernst
    President Obama was welcomed by the Black Knight of the Hudson for his speech at West Point on Wednesday, but less than 25 percent of the cadets gave him a standing ovation upon his introduction, the Daily Mail reported. “Receiving tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction, Obama argued for a contradictory foreign policy that relies on NATO and the United Nations while insisting that ‘America must always lead on the world stage,’ the paper reported. During his speech, which the Wall Street Journal called “consistent with that of every...
  • Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing

    04/23/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Dave Collins
    An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer’s parent company told the shop’s 46 workers this week. One former factory worker called it “the end of an iconic American brand.” Fender Musical Instruments Corp., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and maker of the iconic Stratocaster electric guitar, said in an announcement Tuesday that it was ceasing domestic production of Ovation guitars and closing...
  • Ted Cruz Receives 8-Minute Standing Ovation In Return To Texas After Shutdown Battle

    10/21/2013 9:06:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/2013
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, returned home to a rousing welcome in Texas on Saturday after his attempt to derail Obamacare with a shutdown of the federal government led to sharp criticism of his tactics as reckless and futile.
  • Congressman Goes On Berating Rant At Ousted IRS Commissioner And Gets A Standing Ovation

    05/17/2013 12:14:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/17/13 | Brett LoGiurato
    Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) went on a rant during outgoing Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller's testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday, earning himself a standing ovation at its conclusion. After an intense line of questioning, Kelly used up the balance of his speaking time by laying into Miller with a nearly three-minute long rant. "I have to tell you — where you're sitting, you should be outraged. But you're not," Kelly said to Miller, who resigned on Wednesday at the request of the White House. "The American people should be outraged, and they are. ... This...
  • Time Warner Cable to Drop Ovation

    12/19/2012 5:49:44 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | 12/18/12 | Kent Gibbons
    Ovation, the arts-culture cable channel that's enjoyed a distribution surge the last several years, said Tuesday it expects to be dropped by Time Warner Cable on Dec. 31, potentially losing about 7 million subscribers and the key markets of New York City and Los Angeles. The independently owned network, reaching 51 million homes via cable, satellite and telco providers, went public about the expected drop in hopes of gaining support from viewers and arts organizations that would persuade Time Warner Cable to rethink the decision. “If Time Warner Cable proceeds then, in 2013, its customers who love the arts will...
  • Mel Gibson's standing ovation ( APOCALYPTO, His latest movie )

    09/25/2006 11:17:05 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 73 replies · 2,809+ views
    LIFE STYLE EXTRA ^ | 09/25/2006
    Mel Gibson's standing ovation Monday, 25th September 2006, 12:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Mel Gibson received a standing ovation at a preview for his new movie, 'Apocalypto'. The actor-director - who has kkept a low profile since making anti-Semitic comments and being charged with drink-driving - made a surprise appearance at a screening of the Mayan adventure film at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on Friday (22.09.06). Addressing the crowd, Mel drew parallels between the movie's subject matter and today's world saying: "The precursors to a civilization that's going under are the same, time and time again. "What's...
  • A Cancer Drug's Big Price Rise Disturbs Doctors and Patients

    03/11/2006 12:57:14 PM PST · by Racehorse · 62 replies · 1,850+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12 March 2006 | Alex Berenson
    On Feb. 3, Joyce Elkins filled a prescription for a two-week supply of nitrogen mustard . . . The cost was $77.50. On Feb. 17, Ms. Elkins, a 64-year-old retiree . . . returned to her pharmacy for a refill. This time . . . the cost was $548.01. Ms. Elkins's insurance does not cover nitrogen mustard, which she must take for at least the next six months at a cost that will now total nearly $7,000. She and her husband . . . are paying for the medicine by spending less on utilities and food, she said. The medicine...
  • Tribute to Paul Hellyer

    12/31/2005 7:27:20 PM PST · by Parody · 1 replies · 512+ views
    AmIRight.com ^ | 12/31/2005 | "Sarcastic Paranoid"
    "Man On The Moon" Based on the performance by REM"Base On The Moon" Parody by Sarcastic Paranoid
  • Hillary Clinton speaks before Hispanic civil rights conference (standing-O for illegals)

    07/18/2005 2:46:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 100 replies · 1,749+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 7/18/05
    Clinton speaks before Hispanic civil rights conference From The Morning Call -- July 18, 2005 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, gestures while giving an address on the challenges of education for the nation's growing Hispanic community, Monday, July 18, 2005, at the annual meeting of the National Council of La Raza, in Philadelphia. (PA Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek) The Morning Call Speaking to the nations' largest Hispanic civil rights organization, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., received a standing ovation Monday when she vowed her support for legislation that would allow illegal immigrant high school students to attend college. Clinton made her remarks...
  • U.N. members give Annan standing ovation

    12/09/2004 2:05:27 AM PST · by kattracks · 31 replies · 1,395+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/09/04 | EDITH M. LEDERER, AP
    UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan won a standing ovation from the U.N. General Assembly, a rare public display of support in response to recent calls for his resignation from several U.S. lawmakers. U.S. deputy ambassador Patrick Kennedy joined fellow diplomats as they rose to their feet Wednesday, despite President Bush's refusal to support the U.N. chief pending the results of an investigation into alleged corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq.[snip]"In 15 years I've spent at the United Nations, this is the second time that the General Assembly had a standing ovation for a leader," he said. The...
  • Rumsfeld cheered at Arlington -- A Memorial Day Moment.

    05/31/2004 11:39:22 AM PDT · by Stagerite · 21 replies · 260+ views
    e-mail | 5/31/04 | "Larry"
    Fred, I just watched the Arlington Cemetery ceremonies. It was impressive as always, but there was a particularily poignant moment. General Meyers introduced Donald Rumsfeld -- to introduce the Commander in Chief. When our embattled wartime Secretary of Defense reached the podium the cheering and whistles became a prolonged, standing ovation. "Rummy" was touched and almost speechless for awhile ... until he said "WOW!" The President gave him a knowing nod and then patted his friend's right shoulder. "WOW!" indeed. ... Semper Fi, Larry
  • Standing Ovation for Rumsfeld in D.C. (President Bush Stand by His Man)

    05/31/2004 10:37:41 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 41 replies · 386+ views
    DrudgeReport ^ | 5/31/04 | DrudgeReport
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  • President Bush Gives "Rummy" a Standing Ovation!!

    05/31/2004 11:27:33 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 57 replies · 186+ views
    The FOX News Channel | 5/31/04 | GeorgeW23225
    What a great "spontaneous" moment!! I hope you all got to see the ovation Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld got today at the ampitheater of Arlington National Cemetary. When his name was announced, the crowd went abolutely wild!! The screamed, cheered, whistled, & stomped their feet. The look on Rummy's face was priceless, but.....the BEST part was when the President stood and gave Rummy a standing ovation. The crowd went NUTS!! And so did I. I found myself standing in front of the T.V. applauding, and giving Rummy a standing "O" along with the President. It was a great moment,...
  • Rumsfeld Honors Michael Jordan Before Home Finale(w/9/11/02 Pentagon Flag)

    04/14/2003 7:53:25 PM PDT · by jern · 25 replies · 382+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 14, 2003 | AP
    Rumsfeld Honors Jordan Before Home Finale 2 hours, 35 minutes ago By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON - Michael Jordan received a U.S. flag from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, beginning a night of honors for Jordan during his final home appearance as an NBA player. A bigger tribute was scheduled to take place after Monday's game between the Washington Wizards (news) and the New York Knicks (news), with the details kept secret. Rumsfeld, who received a loud ovation, presented Jordan with a flag that flew over the Pentagon (news - web sites) on the one-year anniversary of the Sept....
  • Rumsfield Appears at Michael Jordan's Final Game, Receives Ovation

    04/14/2003 7:12:24 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 17 replies · 505+ views
    April 14, 2003 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Jordan received a U.S. flag from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, beginning a night of honors for Jordan during his final home appearance as an NBA player. A bigger tribute was scheduled to take place after Monday's game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks, with the details kept secret. Rumsfeld, who received a loud ovation, presented Jordan with a flag that flew over the Pentagon on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Jordan cradled the flag in his right hand, his head bowed, before the national anthem was played....
  • Robertson's speech backing Israel gets ovation at temple

    04/14/2003 4:41:20 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 3 replies · 216+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/14/04 | Eun Lee Koh, Globe
    <p>The Rev. Pat Robertson, a television evangelist who founded the Christian Coalition, told a synagogue audience last night that his support for the state of Israel is not based on theology but on his appreciation of Christianity's ancient origins in Judaism.</p>