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  • Coming Attractions: New movie Chappaquiddick may threaten Kennedy mythology

    12/23/2017 8:00:43 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 12/23/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    By the standards of the #MeToo movement, the late Senator Ted Kennedy was a monster, far worse than anything alleged about Harvey Weinstein. And he has never been held to account, by the media and historians, for his brutal crmies against women. He not only accidentally killed one of his prey, Mary Jo Kopechne, he engaged in a vicious sexual assault in public, in the so-called “waitress sandwich” attack. Readers unfamiliar with that incident are urged to read the undisputed account of the violent attack that was witnessed by fellow diners at Washington’s expensive La Brasserie restaurant.
  • A Green Black Eye: Pope Refuses to Dialogue

    09/15/2017 5:23:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    “When leaders in various fields ask me for advice, my response is always the same: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. ~Pope Francis, in Brazil The Pope of Dialogue has thus far slammed the bronze doors of St. Peter’s on any dialogue on the issue of global warming. (Many Catholics argue that everything else is up for dialogue with this Pope, though). Despite his incessant rantings about the need to dialogue, climate change is off limits. In the words of his global warming maestro, Bishop Sanchez Sorondo, climate change is elevated to “magisterium,” deserving of an apostolic exhortation and papal endorsement of the...
  • Democrat & Republican Leaders To Declare Donald Trump “Mentally Incompetent

    08/03/2016 11:56:29 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 165 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 3 August 2016
    Apparently this isn’t a joke, nor is it merely another snide attempt to smear Donald Trump and the Trump campaign. Sources indicate a concerted effort is now underway among a group of Establishment Democrats and Republicans to try and convince the American people that Donald Trump is mentally unfit to serve as President of the United States. DEVELOPING… incompetent/#XtmgQcorqGAsTtIq.99
  • Trump’s Foreign Policy Advisers: Republicans He Has Named Say They Don't Advise Him

    03/06/2016 6:59:07 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3-4-2016 | ABIGAIL ABRAMS
    It has now been nearly four weeks since Donald Trump said he would reveal his foreign policy advisers in “about two weeks,” and no list of advisers has materialized. When pressed about the topic during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Trump named three people who he said he trusted for foreign policy advice — but it appears the individuals he named are not on the same page as The Donald. As Trump has repeatedly made big claims about steps he would take in the realm of foreign policy, he has spent months deflecting questions about who is advising him. He...
  • New Report That Senator Uttered Slurs

    09/26/2006 8:21:06 PM PDT · by freespirited · 50 replies · 1,228+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/26/06 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Another acquaintance of Senator George Allen said Tuesday that she heard him use a racial slur in 1976, contradicting a statement he made Monday in an effort to tamp down similar accusations. Mr. Allen’s campaign manager, Dick Wadhams, called the account by the woman, Ellen G. Hawkins, “another false accusation.” Mr. Allen, a Virginia Republican whose re-election campaign has been knocked off balance by the accusations, said Monday that he did not remember ever using the term and that “it is absolutely false that that was ever part of my vocabulary.” Mrs. Hawkins, who described herself as a rural Virginia...
  • In state's GOP heartland, questions - Many die-hard Republicans shaking their heads over Bush, war

    03/20/2006 6:54:30 AM PST · by SmithL · 44 replies · 974+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/6 | Carla Marinucci
    Oceanside, San Diego County -- Dennis Dalbey, armed with scissors, an electric hair clipper and a steady hand, has given dozens of Camp Pendleton's young Marines the regulation haircut before they head to combat in Iraq. In his Cut-Rite Barbershop on the Coast Highway, he wears his loyalty to those customers openly -- the business is adorned with painted yellow ribbons, flags and "We support our troops'' banners. But these days, Dalbey, a Republican and a self-described conservative who voted for President Bush, is not nearly as supportive of the commander in chief. "Enough is enough,'' he said of the...
  • Santorum's mortgage raises interest

    02/21/2006 6:40:03 AM PST · by wjersey · 142 replies · 2,289+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 2/21/2006 | WILL BUNCH
    SEN. RICK SANTORUM and his wife received a $500,000, five-year mortgage for their Leesburg, Va., home from a small, private Philadelphia bank run by a major campaign donor - even though its stated policy is to make loans only to its "affluent" investors, which the senator is not. Good-government experts said the mortgage from The Philadelphia Trust Co. raises serious questions about Santorum's conduct at a time when he is the Senate GOP's point man on ethics reform. They said it would be a violation of the Senate's ethics rules if Santorum received something a regular citizen could not get....
  • A Rough Week For President Bush

    10/29/2004 6:44:11 PM PDT · by RecallMoran · 161 replies · 4,292+ views
    CBS News Web site ^ | October 29, 2004 | By David Paul Kuhn,
    The airing of a tape of Osama bin Laden capped a week of bad news for President Bush that threatened to derail his candidacy in the final days of the presidential election. For Mr. Bush, it was one piece of bad news after another – reporting of hundreds of tons of explosives looted in Iraq, tens of billions more for the war. And late this afternoon, a tape of bin Laden airing nationwide, where America’s chief adversary appears in good health and secure. Even before the latest bin Laden tape, Sen. John Kerry had put President Bush on the defensive...
  • The witches of ABC's The View Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush

    09/01/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 55 replies · 5,063+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 09-01-2004 | Jessica Anderson
    Hosts of ABC's "The View" Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush Joy Behar ridiculed Giuliani for claiming that the first thing he said after the 9/11 attacks was "thank God" George W. Bush "was our President" and she insisted that "of course" Al Gore would have been just as "tough" on terrorism. Former CBS News correspondent Meredith Vieira, who participated Sunday in an anti-Bush march, seemed similarly ignorant, scolding Giuliani: "The implication is that if you disagree, I think, with the administration that somehow you are on the side of the terrorists. " Giuliani shot back: "That isn't who...
  • Hosts of ABC's The View GANG UP on Giuliani for Backing Bush (TRANSCRIPT & FREEP ALERT)

    09/01/2004 9:30:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 4,058+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The heated argument consumed nearly eight minutes, so space permits only some limited excerpts as provided by the MRC's Jessica Anderson who caught the August 31 exchange: Joy Behar: "Did you really say that, 'Thank God he was our President'? That's the first thing you said? You didn't say 'Oh, expletive,' or something?" Rudy Giuliani: "No, no, that wasn't the first thing I said. That's one of the things that I said on September 11th to my police commissioner. It really came out because that was just a few months after that disputed election, and so I had called the...
  • Limbaugh, prosecutors accuse each other of misleading court

    06/03/2004 7:33:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 198+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6/3/04 | JILL BARTON
    WEST PALM BEACH -- The battle between Rush Limbaugh and the prosecutors investigating him for alleged prescription drug abuse took another nasty turn on Thursday when the conservative commentator accused them of breaking court rules and misleading the judges hearing the case. The latest disagreement arose earlier this week when Assistant State Attorney James Martz told an appeals court that Limbaugh's attorney provided wrong information in the case. Both sides appeared before the 4th District Court of Appeal in April to debate whether Limbaugh's medical records, which were seized for the ongoing criminal investigation, should remain private. During the court...
  • Liberals Want Rumsfeld to Boot Limbaugh Off Armed Forces Radio

    05/27/2004 2:40:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 109 replies · 805+ views
    CNSNEWS,com ^ | 5/27/04 | Liberals Want Rumsfeld to Boot Limbaugh Off Armed Forces Radio
    ( - A liberal group that monitors conservative media wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to remove radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh from the American Forces Radio and Television Services, formerly known as Armed Forces Radio. According to Media Matters for America, which describes itself as the first organization to systematically monitor the media for conservative "misinformation," Limbaugh has spent the past four weeks trivializing and condoning the U.S. mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison. "It is abhorrent that the American taxpayer is paying to broadcast what is in effect pro-torture propaganda to American troops," the group's...
  • Maybe Rush's college frat days were like Iraq

    05/25/2004 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 35 replies · 427+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, May 25, 2004 | Mike Seate
    "This is no different than what happens at a (college fraternity) initiation. And we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort ... because (the soldiers) had a good time. You ever heard of emotional release? You heard of the need to blow off steam?" -- Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh on the Iraqi prisoner torture scandal. Those comments probably shocked few of Limbaugh's 20 million listeners. Today, with the release of these pages -- reputed to be culled from Limbaugh's personal college schedule -- it's far easier to understand why. We can...
  • Radio Ad Seeks to Undermine Rush Limbaugh

    05/18/2004 7:47:28 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 34 replies · 340+ views ^ | 5/14/04 | David Thibault
    ( - Efforts to discredit radio news commentator Rush Limbaugh escalated this week with a new radio ad campaign hammering Limbaugh for comments he made about the abuse of Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison. Still unresolved, meanwhile, is the Palm Beach County, Fla., prosecutor's investigation of Limbaugh for possible "doctor shopping" in connection with Limbaugh's admitted former addiction to painkillers. The separate media and legal challenges to Limbaugh are part of a longstanding strategy employed by the political left, according to Mark Levin, director of the Landmark Legal Foundation and a supporter of Limbaugh. "There's no question they've...
  • Do You Condemn Rush Limbaugh (ZOT!!! How to wear out your welcome here.)

    05/09/2004 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Anti-Bush Hater · 183 replies · 659+ views | May, 9, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Do You Condemn Rush Limbaugh? May 7, 2004 Listen to Rush… (…prove why this torture picture scandal is really just political) (…play more audio of "the media" politicking and pointing at El Rushbo) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the NBC Nightly News last night. Chip Reid, reporter, is doing a report on the uproar on Capitol Hill over the possible resignation of Rumsfeld. He's on with Brokaw. He says, "Now a backlash from many conservative Republicans today during debate in the House on a resolution to condemn the Iraqi abuse some Republicans also condemned the Democrats accusing them of...
  • Press calls prisoner coverage 'balanced'

    05/12/2004 10:03:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 412+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/13/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Nonstop news coverage of Iraqi prisoner abuse has yet to become sensational, some insist. But they agree it ultimately could exact a toll on the U.S. military.</p> <p>"Yes, it must sadden our troops to see these accounts, it must make them angry. Maybe it does expose them to greater danger," said ABC's Ted Koppel.</p>
  • "I guess Limbaugh gets a rush out of violence"

    05/09/2004 6:50:27 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 292 replies · 369+ views ^ | May 9, 04 | Travis Justice
    The cries of Iraqi prisoners fall on deaf ears as far as Rush Limbaugh is concerned. But can he truly be faulted for that? After all, the political pundit's hearing is permanently impaired as a result of long-term OxyContin abuse. And how could a painkiller addict understand abuse to begin with? The man hasn't felt pain in years. Nevertheless, Limbaugh condoned the horrific treatment of Iraqi prisoners on his Thursday radio show, referring to it as a "brilliant maneuver" on behalf of the U.S. military. As most Daily Press readers already know, CBS recently released photographs of Iraqi prisoners being...
  • Dr. Dittohead

    04/08/2004 10:45:47 AM PDT · by mondoman · 125 replies · 468+ views ^ | 4/8/04 | Margot Mifflin
    Dr. Dittohead I thought my therapist was brilliant -- until I discovered her love for Rush Limbaugh. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Margot Mifflin April 8, 2004 I was sitting in therapy describing an in-law I like, and quickly heading for a "but." "He's a loving, caring, selfless man -- but his politics are all about hatred," I said. "He's not educated, and more significant, he's ignorant -- he actually listens to Rush Limbaugh." I waited for a "Whoo boy!" or a sympathetic smile, but my shrink just stared at me, expressionless....
  • Limbaugh Prosecutors: No Evidence of Crime Without Medical Files

    03/11/2004 8:43:27 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 54 replies · 287+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher
    Palm Beach prosecutors investigating Rush Limbaugh all but admitted this week that they currently have no real evidence that the number one radio host violated Florida's drug laws - and won't be able to prosecute the top talker for "doctor shopping" unless a judge lets them look for evidence in Limbaugh's confidential medical files. State Attorney Barry Krischer made the startling admission in a brief filed with Florida's 4th District Court of Appeals, which is currently weighing whether Limbaugh's medical records are fair game. In the filing Krischer confessed, "The State will not be in a position to know what...
  • Guard, sex talk are sideshows -- issues should be center ring (BARF ALERT)

    02/16/2004 10:01:13 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 34 replies · 239+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 16, 2004 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER
    You'd think the political media as well as operatives for the Democratic and Republican parties would have learned two valuable lessons from Bill Clinton's election victories: 1. Sexual high jinks, real or alleged, do not necessarily doom a candidate. In 1992 and in 1996, tens of millions of Americans probably agreed with the GOP assessment of Clinton as a horny, rutting pig -- and yet they voted for him anyway, because they didn't think his sexual habits had that much relevance to his strengths as a world leader. 2. Military history (or the lack thereof) probably won't be the determining...