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  • 'God bless you' cited in firing of Derry election worker

    11/10/2014 9:32:11 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies
    Union Leader .com ^ | HUNTER McGEE
    Ruth Provencal was terminated last month for saying God bless you to voters and other forms of electioneering, Renee Routhier, chairman of Derrys Supervisors of the Checklist, said Saturday.We have to be politically correct at the polls; I cant allow certain things to go on because it falls under electioneering, Routhier said.
  • Decisions, Decisions - The Issues in the 2014 Midterms

    11/03/2014 7:32:15 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 3, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    This election presents tough choices for some voters. Many are upset that the Republican Party hasnt formally enunciated its core principles, properly nationalizing the election in a simple, coherent way. The national GOP has, instead, settled for letting it be a traditional midterm, a referendum on the policies of that man in the White House and the party that unconditionally, unquestioningly, supports his every act. And yes, for many voters, that may well be enough. But for those voters who would like a clear presentation of the difference between the modern Democrat Party and the Republican opposition, that difference can...
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • Small Tent or Big Tent? - Why political parties are missing the larger picture

    09/02/2014 10:20:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/1/2014 | Jack Spencer
    An analogy used to describe the extent to which a political party is exclusive or inclusive is whether or not it is a big tent or a small tent. This analogy is most commonly employed in reference to the Republican Party. In essence, the terms big tent and small tent are used to describe the width and depth of a partys political appeal. When the Republican Party is said to be a small tent, the intimation is that the political positions it holds represent too narrow a segment of the voting public. Frequently this accusation is accompanied by a list...
  • To Party or Not to Party...

    07/20/2014 10:17:09 AM PDT · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 7/20/2014 | Mononymous1
    The term paramountcy of the party is often touted by totalitarian regimes in which the government and its bureaucrats are solely comprised of members of a single party. The ruling class is comprised entirely of party members, the elites are party members, the military is a wholly owned subsidiary of the party, in every facet of life the favored are members of the party; the party is the state. Whatever other options there are, they are there simply for show and few of the members ever dare to oppose their oppressive regimes. One needs to only look at the history...
  • Clitoridectomy Parties Being Held in UK, MPs Warned

    05/07/2014 2:11:32 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May7 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Aint multiculturalism just grand? This from the country that banned Robert Spencer and me from entering and speaking against this vicious misogyny. Female genital mutilation (FGM) or clitoridectomy is an Islamic tradition, rampant in the Muslim world. Over 96% of the women in Egypt have been clitoridectomized. Back in 2008, devout members of the Egyptian parliament have made female genital mutilation (circumcision) legal again in Egypt. This has become a pressing issue here in America. The American Academy of Pediatrics proposed a resolution to begin to practice this barbaric mutilation in a multicultural, dhimmi effort a nick, as it...
  • Congress doesn't work for us

    03/21/2014 5:04:32 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 90 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 3/21/14 | Steve Berman
    The United States Congress does not work for us. As in you and me. I have come to this somber conclusion after reading enough articles, blogs, facts, and budget numbers to make an actuary cross-eyed. And I feel more at peace now because I can say “wow, that explains a lot. That explains everything.” I won’t inflict blindness on you by citing every possible statistic here. Here’s a few: ⁃ Starting Congressional Base Salary $174,000 ⁃ Average First Year Attorney Salary - Washington DC: $160,000 ⁃ Total Congressional Pay + Expenses (not including office expenditures): $233,000,000 ⁃ Estimated Total Campaign...
  • What if both parties are the same?

    01/10/2014 8:23:18 AM PST · by Baynative · 34 replies
    Live Leak ^ | Pre-election 2012 | Judge Napolitano
    I just saw this video from before the last election. It is Judge Napolitano talking about the unchecked growth and influence of government.
  • According to Obama, there are two parties now: The Democrats and the Impediments

    11/27/2013 4:56:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/27/13 | Doug Powers
    In 2005, President Obama said legislative tactics such as the filibuster were established by the Founding Fathers to protect the minority from a tyranny of the majority, but now those same things are speed bumps on the road to Progress: In Seattle Sunday, Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an impediment to governing. So lets get this country back to the monarchy the Founders intended it to be! Wait, that was King George III. Never mind. If youre drinking something, put it down before proceeding. Ready? Alright: Im not a...
  • 10 Inconvenient Facts Both Parties Love To Ignore

    11/14/2013 8:11:59 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    listverse.com ^ | 10-25-13 | morris m
    youve ever had the misfortune to watch MSNBC or Fox News, youre probably aware that politics causes people to say some pretty dumb things. But did you know political belief has been scientifically linked to blind irrationality? Its true: Partisan people will always ignore evidence if it goes directly against their beliefs, no matter how difficult the mental gymnastics involved. Dont believe me? Here are 10 basic facts guaranteed to send die-hard liberals and GOP stalwarts into a froth of irrationality.
  • Obama schedules photo-ops, parties, golf as cliff nears

    12/12/2012 4:58:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/12/12 | Dave Boyer
    Since returning from a trip to southeast Asia on Nov. 21, President Obama has managed to play three rounds of golf but has met face-to-face only once with Speaker John A. Boehner, the man with whom he is trying to strike a deal on taxes and spending that could prevent another recession. With the deadline for going over the fiscal cliff less than three weeks away, the presidents schedule this week is exceptionally light. It does not include any time on the links with Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who is also an avid golfer.
  • 34 Parties to Run for Knesset

    12/06/2012 2:21:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/12 | David Lev
    After weeks of wrangling and infighting, all the parties that plan to run for seats in the19th Knesset have filed the names of their candidates. As of the Thursday night 10 PM deadline for filing, 34 parties had submitted lists, and received authorization from the National Election Commission to run for office. One party that will not be running for office at all is the Atzama'ut party, formerly headed by outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The party's new number one, Shalom Simhon, said Thursday night that he was dropping out of the party, and of politics. After he announced he...
  • A Guide to Israel's Political Parties, So Far

    12/05/2012 1:59:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/12 | Rochel Sylvetsky
    It is understandable if the non-Israeli reader finds it hard to follow the changes that have been taking place daily in the lists of Israeli political parties. Arutz Sheva has decided to try to set the reader straight. First, the established well, sort of established parties. Likud-Yisrael Beytenu: The two parties, one nationalist and the other originally Russian immigrant nationalist, have joined ranks. This is a political move, but may also signal that the Russians, who have taken their place in Israeli life, don't feel the need for their own party anymore. The joint list has still to...
  • Parties lawyer up in Sunshine State

    11/05/2012 3:02:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/2012 | Fox and Friends
    Reaction from Rep. Allen West
  • David Brooks: Obama gets a pass for reacting with calmness on chaotic Middle East policy

    09/30/2012 5:39:10 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    As Americas strategic and political position in the Middle East continues to deteriorate, President Barack Obamas political opponents have stepped up their claims that he is an ineffective leader on foreign policy. But New York Times columnist David Brooks isnt convinced those attacks will work. During his weekly appearance on PBSs NewsHour on Friday, Brooks suggested Obama deserves a pass for remaining calm throughout the crisis, which he said puts a kind of burden on his challenger, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
  • Romney Supports Two-State Solution

    07/30/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney supports a two-state solution to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he told CNN during his visit to Jerusalem. In an interview with the American news network, which took place in Jerusalem on Sunday, Romney was asked if he saw the starting point for negotiations as the borders which existed prior to the 1967 Six Day War. He responded by saying, I'm not being that specific. I'm saying that there will be borders that have to be negotiated and what the starting point is something which will be decided by the...
  • USDA suggests food stamp parties, games to increase participation

    06/27/2012 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/27/12 | Caroline May
    While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has embraced entire promotional campaigns designed to encourage eligible Americans to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP offices to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program. Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle, Biden: Economy a...
  • Appeasing Islamists? Libya Drops Ban on Religious Parties

    05/02/2012 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/2/12 | Billy Hallowell
    Last week, Libyas transitional government issued a ban on religiously-based political parties. Now, just days after the initial decision one that infuriated Islamist groups was made, officials have decided to backtrack. AFP has more regarding the decision to, once again, allow religiously-rooted political parties: Libyas ruling National Transitional Council on Wednesday dropped a controversial ban against parties organised along religious, regional, tribal or ethnic lines. Members of the NTC judicial committee on Wednesday read out an amended version of its law governing the formation of political parties, making no mention of the ban. Originally, The Blaze reported that...
  • Teens Raid Million Dollar Homes To Party (N. San Diego County)

    04/30/2012 8:43:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    10news ^ | 4-2012
    Teens Raid Million Dollar Homes To Party North County Mansions Targetted By Local Teens For Massive Parties RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- Multi-million dollar homes in the North County are being raided by local teenagers for underground parties. 10News reports that in the month of April alone, three massive parties in vacant homes were busted. The San Diego county sheriff's department is calling on parents and residents to be on the look-out for this dangerous trend. In Rancho Santa Fe a vacant home in the 18000 block of Avenida Alondra was targetted. The $5 million - 10,000 square foot mansion...
  • Are Pheromone Parties New Trend in Biological Matchmaking?

    04/17/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/17/12 | Liz Klimas
    First impressions often include nice eyes, a great laugh or a beautiful smile, but a relatively new dating technique could eliminate all physical and personality snap judgements and pair partners based on smell preferences. Its called a Pheromone Party. Participants are asked to wear the same shirt to bed sans deodorant or perfume for three nights. The shirts are placed in their own bag, then passed around at a party were the guests choose their date by most the attractive smell. If were basing this solely on pheromones though, the smell itself shouldnt really make too much of...
  • Obama Blames Press for Cold and Aloof Image: I Dont Go to a Lot of Washington Parties

    01/19/2012 9:15:08 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01-19-12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama blames the press for creating the image that hes cold and aloof, according to a new interview with Time magazine. The reason? He doesnt go to a lot of Washington parties and mix enough with them: My suspicion is that this whole critique has to do with the fact that I dont go to a lot of Washington parties. And as a consequence, the Washington press corps maybe just doesnt feel like Im in the mix enough with them, and they figure, well, if Im not spending time with them, I must be cold and aloof. The...
  • Louisiana State House's second-ranking leader, Joel Robideaux, switches to the Republican Party

    09/01/2011 7:07:05 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies
    BATON ROUGE, La. The number two ranking member of the state House is becoming a Republican. Rep. Joel Robideaux of Lafayette has been a lifelong independent, but he announced Thursday he's switching to the GOP. The change comes as Robideaux is hoping to become House speaker in the next term that begins in January in a chamber that is majority Republican. Robideaux says he decided to become a Republican after discussing a possible switch with GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal. "I have prided myself on being able to work with everyone, no matter their party affiliation, and to forge...
  • Egyptian Cabinet Targets Islamic Parties

    08/12/2011 8:42:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Egypts caretaker junta said Thursday it will audit all political party's ahead of coming elections to ensure they conform to the nation's party formation law - in particular the prohibition of forming political party's on religious basis. The cabinet said it will review the commitment of political parties to the law, to ensure the integrity of political processes while building democracy. The statement noted that in light of the recent conflicting slogans and foreign flags raised by some political groups, the cabinet felt that it needed to express its deep concern. It added that the government supports maintaining Egypts national...
  • Israeli Prison Service: The Party Goes On, But Classes Are Over

    07/20/2011 12:12:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/11 | David ben Yakov
    In a special Knesset session Wednesday an Israeli Prison Service (IPS) representative reported that security prisoners can no longer enroll for academic studies. However, other special privileges that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised to take away are still in force. Coalition Chairman MK Zeev Elkin told Arutz Sheva that based on what he heard at the session, it seems that the terrorists' summer camp goes on. There has been a public outcry about the comfortable prison conditions enjoyed by terrorist prisoners. They enjoy free internet and cellphone access and often use cellphones to describe their conditions to Israeli media. They...
  • THE UNHOLY PAST OF THE MUSLIM CLERIC DEMANDING THE POPE'S EXECUTION

    09/21/2006 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 25 replies · 750+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 19.09.06 | website
    Choudary: Refuses to discuss his dissolute youth At 39, Anjem Choudary should be a symbol of success for his peers. Born into the working-class family of a market trader in Welling on the outskirts of London, he has risen - thanks to the opportunities offered by the British education system - to become a qualified lawyer. But it is unlikely his old school will be inviting him to be guest speaker on prize-giving day. Their former pupil is not famous for his elegant oratory in court. Instead, the articulate Mr Choudary preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain...
  • China to crack down on lavish public-funded fetes

    BEIJING China plans to crack down in the coming year on lavish parties and seminars organized by government officials, hoping to placate a public angered by corruption and accounts of sex and booze-fueled fetes held at taxpayer expense. Along with vast improvements in quality of life for most Chinese, China's booming economic growth has led to an ever-larger gap between rich and poor and a surge in corruption that brings unwanted public criticism. The Communist leadership sees any public discontent as a threat to government stability.
  • [Vanity]Historical records of party swings - please point to

    11/04/2010 11:55:03 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    none- vanity post ^ | 4 Nov 2010 | Me
    Could somebody point please to historical records of party swings in elections. Would be nice if the site/records indicated easily if the election year was a Presidential election year. Would also be nice if state house records, governors race were given. I'm too lazy to go look for myself.
  • America's Great Unbridgeable Divide

    09/16/2010 5:50:51 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 19 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 09/16/2010 | Gina Miller
    For quite a while now, I have been thinking that the United States is in much bigger trouble than many people even imagine. There is a spiritual and ideological divide in our country that cannot be bridged. And since Barack Obama invaded the White House, that divide has grown even wider and has firmly cemented itself in the heart of America. Over the weekend I read Patrice Lewis' column titled, "A House Divided." Mrs. Lewis writes a weekly article for WorldNetDaily, and I enjoy reading her pieces. She is a "real" woman, grounded in truth and love of our country....
  • The Party Never Ends

    09/13/2010 6:04:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 4 replies
    McCook Daily Gazette ^ | September 13, 2010 | McCook Daily Gazette
    One thing for certain, our Vacationer in Chief sure does know how to live like a rock star. Oh baby! Whether it is expensive vacations for family and friends, or hours upon hours playing golf or basketball, or lavish parties at the White House, the Obama's party like it is their divine right to do so. Frankly, Obama should party even more. The lavish trips and fancy parties costs "We the People" much less money than his dystopian policies and misguided thinking. Up coming this week for the first couple is the black tie bash for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus....
  • Both parties mull raising retirement age, House leaders get frank about Social Security cost

    07/13/2010 9:26:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    washington times ^ | 7/13/10 | By Patrice Hill
    In a rare departure from this year's intense political posturing over the soaring budget deficit, House leaders of both parties recently signaled that they are prepared to tackle a leading long-term liability Social Security by raising the retirement age. Politicians often talk in generalities about cutting the deficit, but discussing specifics about how Congress may curb the growth of the biggest and most popular programs such as Social Security and defense is controversial and usually taboo in an election year.
  • Parties' alleged rampant use of phony candidates in 2010 races

    06/24/2010 3:43:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/10 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    As both major parties gear up for the big push toward November's midterm balloting, accusations are flying in many states and districts that one party or the other is recruiting phony candidates so as to distort voter turnout. The idea, most of the accusers allege, is to pick off favored opposition candidates by filling their primary slates with candidates who either poach from their voter base or sow confusion on the ballot, thereby producing a weaker nominee to run against in the general election. Last month, for example, Democrats cried foul over the outcome of the South Carolina primary vote,...
  • The Tea Party vs. the Intellectuals

    06/15/2010 7:47:06 AM PDT · by Palter · 58 replies · 775+ views
    Hoover Institution ^ | June/July 2010 | Lee Harris
    Intellectual critics ofthe Tea Party movement most often attack it for its lack of ideas, especially new ideas and these critics have a point. But the point they are making reveals as much about them as it does about the Tea Party. Behind the criticism lies the implicit assumption that comes quite naturally to American intellectuals: Namely, that a political movement ought be motivated by ideas and that a new political movement should provide new ideas. But the Tea Party movement is not about ideas. It is all about attitude, like the attitude expressed by the popular poster seen...
  • Ted Kennedy accused of having sex parties with brothers, Marilyn Monroe

    06/14/2010 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 3,068+ views
    ny post ^ | 6/14/10 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    Previously secret FBI records released today reveal that Sen. Edward Kennedy may have participated in steamy sex parties with his two brothers, Marilyn Monroe and "Rat Pack" crooners Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. A racy memo from 1965 notes that a New York woman reportedly had "considerable information about sex parties" involving the Kennedy brothers John and Robert, Monroe, Sinatra and Davis. While the source of the information is not described fully in the documents, "it was reported" that Jacqueline Hammond, the wealthy ex-wife of a former US ambassador to Spain, knew about the raunchy parties at the upscale...
  • 'Cleaner elex': democracy's doom

    06/14/2010 3:32:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 424+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2010 | George F. Will
    Under the current imperfect adminis tration of the universe, most new ideas are false, so most ideas for im provements make matters worse. Given California's parlous condition, making matters worse there requires ingenuity, but voters managed to do so last Tuesday. Actually, 8.9 percent of eligible voters did. By a margin of 54.2 percent to 45.8 percent, they passed Proposition 14, the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act. Proponents outspent opponents 20-1. Of the approximately $4.6 million spent promoting the measure, $2 million came from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's political committee. He seems to consider this reform his defining achievement --...
  • President party boy

    06/10/2010 2:50:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 204+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6-10-10 | John Gibson
    Last week's jobs report tanked the stock market; the president took weeks to assert control of the oil spill that threatens doom on the Gulf Coast -- but at the White House the Gatsby-like parties roll on as if happy days were here again. Just yesterday, President Obama held another fun-filled White House event, a picnic for Congress members, complete with hot dogs, cold beverages and a fire pit. All told, during the last seven weeks of spewing oil and rampant unemployment, he has frolicked and danced through three major White House music parties:
  • (Vanity) A New National Symbol for the Political Parties

    06/02/2010 9:15:46 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies · 393+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 6-02-2010 | grey_whiskers
    I happened to be reading an outdoors magazine while waiting for a haircut this evening. Maybe it was the idea of "taking a haircut" which got my mind moving in this vein, but I started thinking maybe we need new symbols for the two major political parties. Just to review, the current symbols are: For the GOP, the Elephant. Which I guess makes sense if and only if you think of Elephants as Grand and Old. And if you think the phrase "the elephant never forgets" describes them accurately. For the Dems, the Donkey. OK, the Jackass. I am tempted...
  • Mark Souder: Would he have resigned if he were a Democrat?

    05/18/2010 3:00:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 539+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 19, 2010 | Husna Haq
    Welcome to the club, Rep. Mark Souder. So you had an affair with a staffer. After you had been elected on a platform of family values. Take a number, its getting crowded in here. Theres Mark Sanford, whos unusually fond of rambling hikes and apologies. And Larry Craig, who enjoys playing footsie in airport restrooms. And John Ensign, who supported a federal ban on same sex marriages by proclaiming marriage is the cornerstone on which our society was founded.
  • Hung parliament: parties have 15 days to cut deal or face election

    05/09/2010 11:37:59 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 11 replies · 597+ views
    Hung parliament: parties have 15 days to cut deal or face election The major political parties have 15 days to try to thrash out a deal to form the next government before the country faces the prospect of a second general election. By By Andrew Porter, Political Editor Published: 11:30PM BST 09 May 2010 Under a new set of guidelines put in place by the civil service Gordon Brown could remain as Prime Minister until 25 May the day of the Queen's Speech. By then either the prime minister, David Cameron or Nick Clegg has to show that he...
  • What, Exactly, Do We Want to Restore America to?

    05/05/2010 9:30:54 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 49 replies · 558+ views
    Jeremy Sarber ^ | May 4, 2010 | Jeremy Sarber
    There is no doubt that America is an extremely diverse nation of people. That is why it is so unfortunate to see our individual liberty slip away. We are slowly becoming a mass of people rather than a nation of individuals. It also unfortunate the way political commentaries today measure the government in terms of political parties instead of political powers. The Founder Fathers would have considered our modern measuring stick meaningless. It is popular to classify the right as Fascism and the left as Communism. This way of thinking dates back to earlier European parliaments where Communists would often...
  • Nasty Parties Don't Win Elections

    03/24/2010 3:13:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 904+ views
    slate ^ | 3/24/10 | Anne Applebaum
    My fellow disappointed conservatives, former conservatives, and disgusted conservatives, it is time for all good Republicans to come to the defense of David Frum and to endorse his critique of radical right-wing talk-show rhetoric. If you've left the party in disgust, call up your friends who are still members and get them to do it for you. I am not writing this because David Frum is my friend, although he is. I am writing this because I have just come back from London, where I got a close-up look at the state of the British Conservative Party, once the intellectual...
  • GOP illegally silencing Tea Parties

    02/22/2010 9:01:06 AM PST · by aquapub · 67 replies · 1,869+ views
    The Republican State Central Committee in Illinois is instructing its County Chairmen to illegally stack the deck against Tea Party reformers in the March 3rd elections...
  • After Obama Tells America Everyone Must Sacrifice the WH Throws 1 Party Every 3 Days in 1st Year

    01/13/2010 8:16:15 PM PST · by Justaham · 17 replies · 1,140+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-13-10 | Jim Hoft
    Back in January 2009, before he signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama told America that everyone must sacrifice for the greater good. Everyone must have some skin in the game. What he meant, of course, was that everyone would have to sacrifice to lift American out of the worst recession since the Great Depression except for Barack and Michelle Obama. Now we learn that the the Obama White House has held one party every three days in first year of Obama reign.
  • After Obama Tells America Everyone Must Sacrifice," Throws a Party Every 3 Days . . .

    01/14/2010 5:42:01 PM PST · by Faith · 30 replies · 1,519+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    After Obama Tells America “Everyone Must Sacrifice” the White House Throws 1 Party Every 3 Days in First Year Back in January 2009, before he signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama told America that everyone must sacrifice for the greater good. Everyone must have “some skin in the game.” What he meant, of course, was that everyone would have to sacrifice to lift American out of the worst recession since the Great Depression except for Barack and Michelle Obama. Now we learn that the the Obama White House has held one party every three days...
  • The Ultimate Baffle - Districts that Vote for Repub Presidents but Dem Reps (Vanity)

    01/05/2010 5:48:56 AM PST · by fwdude · 13 replies · 396+ views
    01/05/2010 | fwdude
    Just a question for any out there who think they have the answer. This has always baffled me: how a congressional district can vote for a Republican president but a Dem congressman/senator (or visa versa.) Parker Griffith's district comes to mind. Also, many states consistently choose a governor from one party, but a president from another. Where does the disconnect come in? Any political analysts in the house?
  • EDITORIAL: While terrorists plot, the FAA parties

    12/30/2009 8:27:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 825+ views
    Wahington Times ^ | 12/30/09 | Editor
    The congressional pork barrel comes before public safety While a terrorist was plotting to kill Americans over the Christmas holidays, what was the Federal Aviation Administration doing? Why, spending $5 million on a three-week-long Christmas party, of course. A series of seminars in Atlanta officially were aimed at training managers on a new air-traffic-controller contract but degenerated into one big bash. According to ABC News, the seminars didn't even cover half of the 100 new provisions in a contract that went into effect two months ago.
  • Did Clinton meet with Santa?

    12/29/2009 6:04:45 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 11 replies · 713+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 12/22/09 | CNN State Department Producer Elise Labott
    Washington (CNN) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicked off her Christmas vacation Tuesday with some secret holiday diplomacy, the State Department said Friday. On the way to her home in New York from Washington, Assistant Secretary PJ Crowley told reporters Clinton stopped at the North Pole "for an important bilateral meeting with a well-known international figure." Crowley declined to say who the meeting was with, but a senior State Department official told CNN the tete-a-tete was with none other than the leader the North Pole himself, Santa Claus. "During the meeting, in a formal de marche, sung to the...
  • America's three-party political system

    12/19/2009 4:43:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 349+ views
    Austin Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 December, 2009 | Howard Nemerov
    Most Americans think we have two major political parties: Democrats and Republicans. However, there is a third party whose influence extends beyond recognized political boundaries, and its goal is destroying personal liberty for private gain. Previous articles noted correlations between campaign contributions and pro-gun control voting for two large industries: lawyers and public sector unions. But since Democrats are more supportive of gun control, and unions and lawyers contribute primarily to Democrats, it is reasonable to question whether the previous articles merely expose a correlation between contributions and Democrats, rather than pro-gun control voting. Anecdotal data shows these correlations hold...
  • How Gold Parties Rip People Off

    11/13/2009 9:35:28 AM PST · by FromLori · 12 replies · 1,116+ views
    If you want to cash in on gold, this is the worst way to go about it Ahh the Gold Party, a unique and recent phenomenon whereby friends and acquaintances gather to share drinks, food, laughter... and sell their gold. It's like a Tupperware party, except 'everyone walks away with money'. Great. Problem is, most guests are getting skinned in the process and don't even realize it. Gold party companies make enormous profits by offering horrible prices to their unsuspecting party goers. There's a whole collection of little tricks used to hide this fact underneath the 'fun' of a party,...
  • Reid: Both parties assured war support to Obama

    10/06/2009 1:42:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 771+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/09 | Anne Gearan - ap
    WASHINGTON The top Senate Democrat says lawmakers of both parties assured President Barack Obama on Tuesday that they will rally behind whatever decision he makes on Afghanistan. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that both Democrats and Republicans told the president, basically, "Whatever decision you make, we'll support it." The comment came after Senate and House leaders of both parties met with Obama at the White House to discuss his war review. Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell put it differently. In his words: "I think Republicans will be able to make the decisions for themselves."
  • WHY THE PUBLIC ISN'T BUYING IT: LIBERALS OVERPLAYED THEIR HAND

    08/15/2009 3:22:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,977+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2009 | Michael Barone
    THERE are more conserva tives than Republicans and more Democrats than lib erals. That's one of the asymmetries between the parties that helps to explain the particular political spot we're in. The numbers are fairly clear. In the 2008 exit poll, 34 percent of voters described themselves as conservatives and 32 percent as Republicans; 39 percent described themselves as Democrats, only 22 percent as liberals. The result is that the two parties have offsetting political advantages. Democrats tend to win on party identification. Republicans tend to win on ideology. Democrats don't have to appeal to as many independents as Republicans...