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  • Black Man Pleads Guilty to Posing as Obama-Hating White Supremacist on Facebook

    08/14/2009 1:21:39 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 65 replies · 2,511+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/09
    NEW ORLEANS — An African-American man from Mississippi admits posing as a white supremacist to send a death threat across state lines by Facebook.
  • Joe was real; this doctor's not. (Democrats lied???)

    08/14/2009 6:42:01 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 32 replies · 2,428+ views
    The Augusta GA Chronicle ^ | 8/14/09 | unknown
    Will media that savaged Joe the plumber now go after the fake doctor? When regular citizen "Joe the Plumber" asked an innocent, heartfelt, but challenging question of presidential candidate Barack Obama last year, he ended up getting skewered by the "mainstream" media. Every detail of his past was looked at for possible motives and nefarious associations. Democratic state officials in Ohio even thumbed through his records illegally to find dirt on him. That somehow doesn't happen with liberals. A woman at Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee's town hall meeting in Texas recently claimed to be a pediatrician and stood up to...
  • AT ISSUE: Swastika sign at rally very suspicious

    08/14/2009 3:52:51 AM PDT · by EBH · 19 replies · 1,988+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 25, 2009 at 12:05 a.m. | Frederick Grimes
    I'm surprised that the Rocky Mountain News didn't challenge the circumstances around the anti-Obama "swastika" sign at the recent downtown rally opposing the stimulus package ("Columnist isn't smiling over swastika in rally photo," Feb. 18). Under later questioning, Kreck admitted that the sign was given to her by a staff member for ProgressNow.org, who also provided a photographer to capture the reaction. Doesn't the event at the recent rally seem a little odd? Since ProgressNow.org seems to have the only photo evidence of the sign, doesn't it seem possible that the sign holder is a plant, or perhaps a rube...
  • Health care event attendee lied about being doctor (Fake Doctor that supports ObamaCare)

    08/14/2009 3:32:52 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 1,841+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/13/2009 | ALLAN TURNER
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Thursday distanced herself from a University of Houston graduate student and Texas Obama delegate who falsely identified herself as a pediatric physician at the congresswoman's health care reform town hall meeting this week. “I've never met her,” Jackson Lee said as she prepared to take questions from doctors and other health care workers in a session at St. Joseph Medical Center. Roxana Mayer, who warmly embraced Jackson Lee at the close of Tuesday's session at a Fifth Ward community center, had spoken in favor of the president's health care package. The Texas Medical Board,...
  • Democrats caught planting fake doctor at town hall meeting (media knew but kept quiet)

    08/13/2009 10:06:35 PM PDT · by 4rcane · 11 replies · 1,551+ views
    http://www.thebigfeedblog.com/2009/08/bustedagain-democrats-caught-planting.html http://46in08.blogspot.com/2009/08/democrats-have-fake-doctors-at.html Not only was Mayer not a doctor, Roxana Mayer was an Obama delegate, as Patterico discovered with some digging. What’s more, the Houston Chronicle apparently knew this and failed to include it in its glowing coverage of Mayer’s appearance. The reporter, Cindy Horswell, has admitted that she knew Mayer was an Obama delegate and that Mayer didn’t live in Jackson-Lee’s district when she wrote the Chronicle story. After getting exposed, the Chronicle quietly changed the caption on the photo without issuing a correction, removing the reference to Mayer being a doctor.
  • Townhall Downfall: Astroturf Doctors? (Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee townhall MD is a fraud)

    08/13/2009 6:13:15 PM PDT · by GVnana · 44 replies · 2,182+ views
    You may have seen yesterday’s video of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) speaking on her cell phone while a cancer survivor spoke to her about health care reform. Well now comes news that the pro-Obamacare voices in the crowd were not entirely legitimate. A primary care physician identified as Dr. Roxana Meyer stood up and praised the President’s health care plan for overhauling a broken system. Meyer said: “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic.” The Congresswoman asked the crowd to give her a round of applause for being a doctor, hugged her and...
  • Obama delegate pretends to be a doctor at town hall forum

    08/13/2009 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Heather Hogue · 21 replies · 1,424+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 13, 2009 | Heather Hogue
    Roxana Mayer, who is actually a graduate student in social work, pretended to be a general practitioner with four years of service under her belt. She even received a hug from the Congresswoman for her credentials. Watch video...
  • 11-year-old lobbed prez a question at N.H forum

    08/13/2009 10:48:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies · 2,009+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 13, 2009 | Jessica Van Sack
    The mother of a sixth-grade Malden girl, whose “mean sign” question to President Obama at his Portsmouth, N.H., health care forum was a softball that he slugged out of the park, insisted yesterday the child was not “a plant.” “I thought it was great,” Kathleen Manning Hall said of Obama’s answer to the question posed by her daughter Julia. The girl became a target of conservative critics such as Michelle Malkin yesterday, who alleged that the poised and eloquent 11-year-old was “a plant” after the revelation that her mother served as an organizer for Obama’s campaign.
  • Video: ObamaCare fans take Astroturfing to a new level; Mayer an OFA organizer

    08/13/2009 9:32:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies · 1,454+ views
    HotAir ^ | August 12, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Patterico and Lone Star Times capture yet another banner moment from a town-hall forum hosted by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) . In this clip, Roxana Mayer introduces herself as a doctor (a general practitioner for four years) in order to support ObamaCare and Jackson-Lee in a fairly hostile crowd. For her efforts, she gets a big hug from the Congresswoman, an image which the Houston Chronicle featured prominently on their website coverage of the event. But was Mayer really a doctor? Not only was Mayer not a doctor, Roxana Mayer was an Obama delegate, as Patterico discovered with some digging....
  • Obama camp plants fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum

    08/13/2009 9:53:01 AM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 13 replies · 856+ views
    Lone Star Times ^ | 8/13/09 | Matt Bramanti
    In this video, Mayer claims to be a general practitioner, eliciting applause and even a hug from Queen Sheila: I’m not sure why, but something didn’t smell right. So my colleagues and I did a little digging, and wouldn’t you know it? Roxana Mayer is, like, totally not a doctor. But she is an Obama campaign volunteer. Our own David Jennings secured a phone interview, in which Mayer admitted to impersonating a physician, saying — get this — she thought it would help her credibility. (It didn’t.)
  • Jackson Lee says she doesn't know town hall 'doc'

    08/13/2009 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 121 replies · 4,439+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-13-09 | Mark Babineck and Allan Turner
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said today she does not know the woman who falsely claimed to be a physician when she made a statement supporting the White House's health care overhaul at the congresswoman's town hall meeting Tuesday. The woman, a University of Houston student named Roxana Mayer, is not a licensed physician, although she called herself one at the meeting and was incorrectly identified as such in Wednesday's editions of the Chronicle. In an e-mail to the Chronicle today, Mayer said she'd been advised not to talk further about the matter, but did not say who counseled her....
  • Did Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) plant a phoney Dr. in her audience? (Video)

    08/13/2009 8:42:01 AM PDT · by mfnorman · 18 replies · 1,334+ views
    Taking Rep. Lee's (D-TX) track record into account, and knowing her fondness for all things Obama, I would say that it's a pretty fair assumption that she did. Thanks to Patterico's Pontifications and Lone Star Times we have the video clip and story of Roxanna Mayer at a town hall meeting, hosted by Rep. Lee, introducing herself as a doctor (general practitioner) of four years. Turns out that she's not a doctor (nor a Sheila Jackson Lee constituent) at all, but an Obama delegate.
  • Obama camp plants fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum

    08/13/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 101 replies · 3,605+ views
    LoneStarTimes.com ^ | 8/13/2009 | Matt Bramanti
    I was reading the Chron’s piece about Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall, when something caught my eye: One supporter, Dr. Roxana Mayer, a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system. “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic,” she said. In this video, Mayer claims to be a general practitioner, eliciting applause and even a hug from Queen Sheila: I’m not sure why, but something didn’t smell right. So my colleagues and I did a little digging, and wouldn’t you know it? Roxana Mayer...
  • Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings

    08/12/2009 8:29:15 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 58 replies · 3,801+ views
    Plant at now infamous town hall where Sheila Jackson Lee answered her phone claimed to be a doctor... but she lied... she isn't Houston Chronicle DID zero homework. Also, falsely representing yourself as a physician may be illegal under TX law (still developing). more at link
  • White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Town Hall

    08/12/2009 5:48:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2,209+ views
    Fox ^ | 8/12/09 | staff
    Facing a barrage of questions Wednesday over the friendliness of the audience at President Obama's New Hampshire town hall meeting, the White House insisted that all questions were selected at random -- including one from an 11-year-old girl whose mother worked as an Obama organizer. Julia Hall of Malden, Mass., grabbed the microphone Tuesday during Obama's town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., and told the president she saw signs "outside saying mean things about reforming health care" as she walked into the building.
  • The little girl who talked about mean signs at the Obama town hall

    08/12/2009 2:13:46 PM PDT · by S.O.L. · 32 replies · 2,326+ views
    AR!%.com ^ | 8/12/2009 | MarkNH
    Julia Hall, the girl who asked Obama a question about healthcare (note: I am the original source of this story, I put together the research below and posted it to AR15.com) Like many others I watched the "town hall" meeting in Portsmouth NH with the supposedly randomly selected audience. http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2009/08/11/HP/R/22002/Pres+Obama+Senators+Hold+Health+Care+Town+Halls.aspx The second person "randomly" selected to ask a question was a young girl called Julia Hall from Malden MA (asks question at 29 mins 25 secs into the video). Julia read the following question off a piece of paper: "As I was walking in I saw a lot of signs...
  • Fox: Obama Portsmouth "town hall" attendees hand-picked; donors to Obama's campaign given preference

    08/12/2009 6:07:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 51 replies · 2,590+ views
    Fox News Channel | 8/12/09
    Breaking on Fox. More: Eleven-year-old who asked why people are being so mean to Obama is daughter of major campaign donor; little girl has publicly spoken in favor of Obama.
  • Little girl at Obama town hall has not-so-random political connections

    08/12/2009 4:57:37 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 45 replies · 2,653+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/11/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    As we always like to point out: There are no coincidences in Obama world. Little Julia Hall is just the latest in-the-tank questioner with Obama campaign/Democrat ties to turn up “randomly” at presidential health care forums.
  • VIDEO: Mother Of Girl Who Asked Question At Town Hall Is Big Obama Donor

    08/11/2009 8:25:27 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 34 replies · 1,844+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 11, 2009 | Real
    A girl from Malden asked President Obama a question at Tuesday's town hall meeting in New Hampshire about the signs outside "saying mean things" about his health care proposal. Eleven-year-old Julia Hall asked: "How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can -- that help more of us?'' The question opened the door for the president to respond to what he called an "underlying fear'' among the public "that people somehow won't get the care they need.'' Julia's mother was an early Obama supporter in Massachusetts during the presidential election, so she...
  • Little Girl who Questioned Obama at his "Health Care Forum" was a Dem Plant! (proof)

    08/11/2009 4:42:18 PM PDT · by NY Patriot · 161 replies · 7,518+ views
    Thanks to the fine folks over at AR15.com! http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=911911
  • Little girl at Obama town hall has not-so-random political connections

    08/11/2009 7:36:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 2,623+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 11, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    As we always like to point out: There are no coincidences in Obama world. Via the Boston Globe: Surprise! A girl from Malden asked President Obama a question at Tuesday’s town hall meeting in New Hampshire about the signs outside “saying mean things” about his health care proposal. Eleven-year-old Julia Hall asked: “How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can — that help more of us?” The question opened the door for the president to respond to what he called an “underlying fear” among the public “that people somehow won’t get...
  • The little girl who talked about mean signs at the Obama town hall (Dem plant!)

    08/11/2009 7:29:07 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies · 1,418+ views
    ar15.com forums ^ | 8/11/09 | MarkNH
    Like many others I watched the "town hall" meeting in Portsmouth MA with the supposedly randomly selected audience. The second person "randomly" selected to ask a question was a young girl called Julia Hall from Malden MA (asks question at 29m:25s). Julia read the following question off a piece of paper: "As I was walking in I saw a lot of signs outside saying mean things about reforming healthcare. How do kids know what is true and why do people want a new system that can help more of us". This randomly asked question gave Obama the perfect opportunity to...
  • Fox News Breaks Away from Obama Town Hall Meeting; Says Crowd More of a "Campaign Stop" - Video

    08/11/2009 11:20:17 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 33 replies · 2,070+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video today of Fox News breaking away from President Obama's Town Hall Meeting in New Hampshire, and saying it appeared the crowd assembled was more of a "campaign stop." The fox analyst said it is clear the atmosphere was very "friendly," and that it had been prepared by staff that way. Fox carried the President's opening statement and the first few questions, all of which were total "softballs," including one from what looked like a nine year old girl. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Obama Town Hall: "I Don't Want People To Think We Got A Bunch Of Plants In Here" (Video)

    08/11/2009 11:29:30 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 37 replies · 1,772+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/11/09 | talkradio03
    This was the biggest 30 minutes of complete propaganda known to man, how bout that first question from the girl? Those mean signs outside? good grief....
  • POTUS IS A COWARD- NH Town Hall is a Staged Event

    08/11/2009 11:25:29 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 25 replies · 1,552+ views
    Boston.com/the lid ^ | 8/11/09 | The Lid
    Today's New Hampshire town hall was billed as a real one. The President was going to take questions from everyone, both pro and con. Asked about the town hall, White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said today that there will be about 1,800 people in the audience, including members of the general public and those who received tickets through members of Congress... "We expect that there will be a vigorous debate, as there have been at plenty of town halls that President Obama has had as president and as candidate, and we look forward to it," Burton told reporters...
  • Giant 'meat-eating' plant found

    08/11/2009 8:19:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 5,134+ views
    .bbc ^ | 11 August 2009 | Matt Walker
    A new species of giant carnivorous plant has been discovered in the highlands of the central Philippines. The pitcher plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats and well as insects in its leafy trap. During the same expedition, botanists also came across strange pink ferns and blue mushrooms they could not identify. The botanists have named the pitcher plant after British natural history broadcaster David Attenborough.
  • Pillsbury employee kills co-worker outside plant

    08/05/2009 4:05:52 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies · 1,389+ views
    WBBM news radio Chicago ^ | August 5, 2009
    Posted: Wednesday, 05 August 2009 4:37PM Pillsbury employee kills co-worker outside plant NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a Pillsbury plant employee crashed his car through the southern Indiana factory's security gate during a shift change and then fatally shot a co-worker. Police say the shooting at the plant Wednesday morning came as officers were investigating a report of gunshots outside a home that was less than a mile away. New Albany Police Capt. Keith Whitlow says neither the suspect nor the victim lived at the home. Floyd County Coroner Leslie Knable told The Tribune that the shooting involved...
  • Renovations Start on Iraqi Water Treatment Plant

    07/29/2009 4:21:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 382+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Joshua Risner, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2009 – Renovations have begun on a water treatment plant near the villages of Hitaween and Adamiyah, Iraq. Army Lt. Col. Mark Solomons, commander of the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, receives a tour of the Hitaween, Iraq, water treatment plant, July 27, 2009. Coalition forces are funding some renovations to the facility, which will be carried out by Iraqi contractors. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Risner  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The sparsely populated, rural patch of land west of Baghdad relies heavily on the facility...
  • Did White House plant Gates question?

    07/28/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies · 1,333+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama. Several blogs have picked up on unanswered questions surrounding the event and have speculated that the White House may have coordinated the question. "Sweet was prepped, planted and performed on cue," was the title of a piece on The Real Barack Obama blog. "Lynn Sweet has earned her bones as a...
  • Does White House Plant ALL Questions? (Not Just Gates')

    07/28/2009 5:20:20 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 18 replies · 1,567+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 7-28-09 | Aaron Klein
    Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama.
  • Hate Speech Against Malia Obama On Conservative Blogs Reported By Hate Speech Planting Journalist

    07/12/2009 1:52:21 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 203 replies · 10,138+ views
    Gawker ^ | July 12, 2009 | Foster Kamer
    Well, should've seen this coming: conservative blog Free Republic fired hate speech off at Malia Obama after this photo of her appeared, letting their commenters go to town. But the journalist who reported this as news isn't innocent, either. Chris Parry of The Vancouver Sun highlighted some of the comments on the mainstream, hard right-wing blog/news aggregator Free Republic. Among them, a picture of Michelle talking to Malia Obama with the caption: "To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds." Classy. These mouthbreathing, borderline morons then kept piled on: "A typical street whore." "A bunch of ghetto...
  • Welcome to Obamacare Theater

    07/03/2009 4:26:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 859+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House sure likes to put on a show. Fresh off its joint stage production with ABC News, the Obama administration broadcast another health-care propaganda play this week under the guise of a citizen "town hall." Chicago consigliere and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett managed the floor and human props for Obama. In a telling moment as the event kicked off, she protested a wee bit much: "I want to emphasize that the president has not seen the questions ahead of time." The audience responded with polite laughter. But the denials of pre-planning and stacked decks deserve nothing but derisive...
  • Obama uses DNC volunteer to emphasize need for health care

    07/02/2009 10:11:26 AM PDT · by bamahead · 48 replies · 1,930+ views
    AP / GOPUSA ^ | July 2, 2009 | CHARLES BABINGTON and PHILIP ELLIOTT
    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) -- President Barack Obama wanted to put a human face on his plans to overhaul health care, and a Virginia supporter did just that Wednesday. Fighting back tears, Debby Smith, 53, told Obama of her kidney cancer and her inability to obtain health insurance or hold a job. The president hugged her -- she's a volunteer for his political operation -- and called her "exhibit A" in an unsustainable system that is too expensive and complex for millions of Americans. Smith, of Appalachia, Va., is a volunteer for Organizing for America, Obama's political operation within the Democratic...
  • Dem. Shill as ‘Attendee’ in Obama’s Healthcare Townhall Audience

    06/15/2009 5:34:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 1 replies · 615+ views
    CFP ^ | 6/15/09 | Paulette Guerin
    Back in 2005, the Old Media was all atwitter over a supposed ”plant reporter” at a Bush press conference. The Old Media made a big deal out of this guy and used it to try and cast the Bush White House as employing some sort of underhanded control of information. Flash forward to today, President Obama held his Healthcare townhall in Green Bay, Wisconsin and it turns out that Obama’s first “spontaneous question” from the audience sure seems like a “plant” in the same way as the previously mentioned situation in 2005. Will the media take notice? Naturally, President Obama...
  • A Pitch on Health Care To Virginia And Beyond

    07/02/2009 6:24:22 AM PDT · by Wooly · 16 replies · 829+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/2/09 | Michael D. Shear and Jose Antonio Vargas
    The most dramatic moment came from Debby Smith, 53, of Appalachia, Va., who was near tears as she described for Obama her fragile health, including a recently discovered tumor for which she cannot get treatment. Obama waved her over and hugged her, saying, "I don't want you to feel like you're all alone." He promised to "find out what we can do within existing law" and called Smith the "perfect example" of the kind of person his health plan is intended to help. (Please Note this paragraph from the article) Afterward, Smith seemed less than satisfied with Obama's reassurances, telling...
  • Obama Plant at Press Conference: "Fan" of Obama, Emanuel; Political Hit Man for Podesta

    06/24/2009 4:34:02 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies · 1,328+ views
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Kristinn
    Nico Pitney, the Huffington Post 'reporter' planted in the Brady Briefing Room yesterday by the Obama White House to ask a question on a pre-arranged topic of Barack Obama previously worked as an opposition researcher for Democrat big wig John Podesta and is a self-described "fan" of Barack Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.Podesta served as Barack Obama's presidential transition chief and is president and CEO of the Center for American Progress (CAP). Pitney served under Podesta as deputy research director for CAP as well as managing editor of CAP's Think Progress blogPitney left Podesta in 2007 and...
  • The plant that pretends to be ill

    06/20/2009 12:12:56 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 470+ views
    bbc ^ | 19 June 2009 | Matt Walker
    Page last updated at 12:57 GMT, Friday, 19 June 2009 13:57 UK E-mail this to a friend Printable version The plant that pretends to be ill Matt Walker Editor, Earth News A moth mined leaf and a variegated leaf of Caladium steudneriifolium . A plant that pretends to be ill has been found growing in the rainforests of Ecuador. The plants feigns sickness to stop it being attacked by insect pests known as mining moths, which would otherwise eat its healthy leaves. It is the first known example of a plant that mimics being ill, and could also explain a...
  • Electrolux Cutting More Jobs At Iowa Plant [150 More Workers]

    06/11/2009 3:03:37 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 695+ views
    KTTC.com ^ | Jun 08, 2009 | KTTC.com
    Electrolux is laying off about 150 more workers at its Webster City laundry plant as the company moves some of its washer and dryer production to Mexico. The cuts announced Friday will be effective June 15. Company spokesman Tony Evans says the layoffs are temporary and that workers could be recalled if business conditions improve. Including the layoffs announced last week, about 500 Electrolux employees have lost their jobs since last November. Electrolux announced in 2006 that it would eliminate jobs in Webster City because production of its front-loading washing machines and companion dryers would move to Mexico. The company...
  • Shepard Smith: 'We Are America! We Do Not F***ing Torture!'

    04/23/2009 10:58:49 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 56 replies · 2,404+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 23, 2009 - 11:08 | Noel Sheppard
    Fox News's Shepard Smith got into a heated debate over interrogation techniques Wednesday with colleagues Trace Gallagher and Judge Andrew Napolitano that resulted in the feisty host using an expletive I'm sure he wished he hadn't. Appearing on FNC's webcast "The Strategy Room," Smith took issue with America using any interrogation method that could be deemed as torture regardless of whether or not it gave results and saved lives (video embedded below the fold, strong vulgarity warning):
  • CEG deal with French utility OK'd (full ownership control of a U.S. nuclear plant foreign entity)

    02/20/2009 5:08:16 PM PST · by shielagolden · 3 replies · 1,032+ views
    baltimoresun.com/ ^ | 02/20/09 | baltimoresun
    CEG deal with French utility OK'd by FERC February 20, 2009 Constellation Energy Group has cleared one regulatory hurdle for sale of half of its nuclear power business to France's largest utility. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved yesterday the $4.5 billion transaction, saying the deal "will not adversely affect competition, rates or regulations." The Baltimore company agreed in December to sell half of its nuclear business to Electricite de France. In doing so, Constellation scrapped an earlier agreement with MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., a deal reached in September amid a liquidity crisis facing the company. Federal law prohibits full...
  • Henrietta Hughes has a web site

    02/11/2009 9:29:54 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 36 replies · 2,155+ views
    You can leave comments, scroll down to the bottom.Henrietta Hughes
  • Robert Plant is top seed in rock n' roll poll while Mick Jagger just scrapes the top ten

    01/07/2009 4:24:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1,909+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 2, 2009 | Caroline Graham
    He's one of our most beloved rock stars famous for his huge mouth, snake hips and distinctive vocal style. But Mick Jagger has come only ninth in a poll of the greatest voices in rock. It was the high-pitched rough-edged wail of Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant that won the title after he came first in a vote organised by digital radio station Planet Rock.
  • Did Someone At A McCain Rally Really Call For Obama To Be Killed? (as FRANK RICH says!)

    10/12/2008 10:39:11 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 59 replies · 2,068+ views
    Michael Graham ^ | October 12, 2008 @ 10:16 | Michael Graham
    Frank Rich of the NYTimes. Why is this man lying? Reading the New York Times and expecting the truth is like going to a brothel and expecting to find true love.  Reading NYTimes columnist Frank Rich and expecting anything other than dishonest, partisan hyperventilating is even dumber. But when it comes to a serious issue like allegations of death threats against Sen. Obama, I'd like to think that Rich or his NYTimes editors might have some sense of journalistic responsibility.That's how much of a Pollyanna I am.In his column today, Rich writes about fears of assassination attempts against Sen. Obama and the decision of...
  • San Francisco to vote on George W Bush sewage works

    06/25/2008 9:26:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies · 230+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | 6/24/08 | Chris Ayres
    San Francisco is to hold a vote on whether to rename one of its largest sewage treatment facilities after George W. Bush, in what supporters describe as “a fitting monument to the President’s work”. More than 8,500 signatures have already been gathered in support of the plan — 1,300 more than the minimum required to get the proposal on the November ballot. The scheme was devised by an official-sounding group called the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco. “On matters ranging from foreign relations to fiscal and environmental stewardship, no other president in American history has accomplished so much in...
  • After 2 faint, Clinton cracks joke about making 'em swoon

    05/04/2008 3:20:14 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 9 replies · 212+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 05/04/08 | AP
    LENOIR, N.C. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is cracking wise about his ability to make people faint, telling voters in North Carolina he didn't think he still had it in him. Clinton was campaigning Sunday for his wife's presidential bid on a hot and sunny day in western North Carolina. The state's primary is Tuesday. After one person fell during an event in Lenoir, Clinton joked: "Somebody faints at nearly every one of these things now. At my age, I didn't think I could make anybody faint anymore." A young girl walked away from an earlier event in Marion...
  • Clinton Confronted With 'Pandering' Sign at Rally

    05/03/2008 2:32:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 115+ views
    Clinton Confronted With 'Pandering' Sign at Rally May 03, 2008 4:57 PM ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., held a small outdoor rally in Gastonia, N.C., and was greeted with a sign that read “A Gas Tax Holiday is Blatant Pandering.” Instead of ignoring the sign, Clinton read it out to the audience and defended her position. “Now, I see that sign over there. A guy's got a sign that’s saying ‘A Gas Tax Holiday is Blatant Pandering.’ Now, I’ll tell you what. I’d rather have the oil companies pay the gas taxes than you pay the...
  • McCain Ambushed With Obscene Question at Town Hall

    05/02/2008 12:59:09 AM PDT · by red flanker · 101 replies · 159+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2008 | Mosheh Oinounou
    An audience member ambushed John McCain on Thursday at an otherwise placid town hall meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, with a surprise question about whether he had ever called his wife by an obscene term. The man stood up and first said he wanted to ask the Arizona senator about a “mental health and mental health care” concern. “Previously I had been married to a woman who was very verbally abusive to me,” the man said. He paused and asked, “Is it true that you called your wife a c***?” The crowd booed, and McCain responded:
  • Corzine Eyes New Nuclear Energy Plant (First in US since 1973. The cost? Whateva)

    04/18/2008 4:50:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 142+ views
    WNYC ^ | 4/18/08
    Corzine Eyes New Nuclear Energy PlantWNYC Newsroom NEW YORK, NY April 18, 2008 — Governor Corzine continues his efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey. But his latest proposal to help reach that goal is sparking much debate. Corzine's office has released a proposal that calls for a review of the siting, permitting, financing, and waste disposal issues involved with bringing a new nuclear power plant to the state. The administration will also look at other technologies with minimal or no carbon dioxide emissions. But environmentalists pan the governor's plan, saying nuclear power is dangerous and creates hazardous...
  • Chelsea On Monica: 'None Of Your Business' (Student Tells CBS: 'I Love Hillary')

    03/26/2008 7:57:27 AM PDT · by McGruff · 52 replies · 1,905+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | Mar 26, 2008
    The college student who got a stinging brushback from Chelsea Clinton when he asked about her mother's handling of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, said Wednesday he is a Clinton supporter who was simply trying to give her daughter an opportunity to show people "what makes Hillary so strong." Evan Strange, a Butler University student who also works on the school's newspaper, The Butler Collegian, said he had asked Chelsea Clinton at her appearance Tuesday at the school for her opinion "on the criticism of her mother that how she handled the Lewinsky scandal might be a sign of weakness and...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-29-08 (Compilation Video Of Suspicious Fainting At Barack Obama Rallies)

    02/20/2008 3:16:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 241+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 20, 2008 | PJ-Comix
    Check out this compilation VIDEO of women fainting at the Barack Obama rallies. Real or fake? You be the judge. Perhaps the first couple of faintings were real and the others were copycat faintings by women who wanted to get the attention of the their beloved Obamassiah. Or was this planned by the Obama campaign to demonstrate his hypnotic effect on liberals? Who knows? However, Obama is a piker in the fainting department compared to the Grand Master of Mass Fainting, Benny Hinn, as you can see in the VIDEO below. Until the Obamassiah can approach these levels of...