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  • Best Ways to answer Liberals

    09/22/2008 7:02:18 AM PDT · by jilliane · 29 replies · 123+ views ^ | 9/22/08 | Jilliane
    I read a FR thread the other night that said IGNORE liberals (like hanging up on a prank phone caller). One problem...they don't care about being ignored by you and there's never going to be unanimous compliance with ignoring them. Liberals really believe they are intellectually superior and there is no contest about it. Far worse than a Latter Day Saint pushing the word door to door, liberals believe it is their mission to push the word of liberalism. Logic and dissection of their arguments is futile every time - they never say, "Good point"...never say, "I didn't think of...
  • 2008 Republican Platform

    09/05/2008 6:52:16 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 52 replies · 419+ views
    GOP website ^ | 09/01/ 2008 | GOP Platform Committee
    We oppose amnesty. The rule of law suffers if government policies encourage or reward illegal activity. The American people’s rejection of en masse legalizations is especially appropriate given the federal government’s past failures to enforce the law.
  • GOP Platform Chair: McCain 'Pushed Very Hard' for Climate Change Plank

    09/03/2008 1:15:14 PM PDT · by Saint X · 39 replies · 293+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | September 3, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    The GOP is making a dramatic change to its stance on climate change thanks to a “push” from presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, according to the 2008 Republican Platform Committee chairman. Platform Chair Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Calif., spoke to the group of conservative bloggers at the Republican National Convention on September 3 in St. Paul, Minn. He said McCain’s campaign was an instrumental part in pushing for a plank about climate change, to the chagrin of many conservatives.
  • Republican Platform Vast Improvement Over 2004

    09/01/2008 6:20:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 159+ views ^ | 09/01/2008 | Donald Devine
    Conservatives are thrilled with the platform just adopted in Minneapolis by the Republican National Convention Committee on Resolutions -- as the platform committee is formally known -- and which will be submitted for formal adoption to the full convention this week in St. Paul. The 2008 platform truly reflects the beliefs of the party and its activist base and is significantly more conservative than the one four years before. The working copy of the 2008 platform was drafted by party staff without the heavy-handedness often imposed by presidential nominees. In 2004, many activist conservatives were upset at the high-handed tactics...
  • The RNC Meets to Draft Their Platform: Sparks Fly on the Issue of Illegal Immigration

    08/27/2008 3:06:57 PM PDT · by BGHater · 29 replies · 290+ views
    Fox News ^ | 27 Aug 2008 | Shushannah Walshe
    All eyes may be on Denver this week, but the Republican National Committee began their meetings to draft an election platform today ahead of next week’s convention. Sparks flew when delegates got into debate over illegal immigration, which reflected where John McCain originally stood on the issue, but has now taken a more conservative stance. Delegates were split into different subcommittees and it was in the national security meeting where members got into heated discussion surrounding the issues of amnesty and English as the official language of the United States. Two delegates wanted to harden the language surrounding the issue...
  • Progress: Global Warming Nixed From GOP Platform

    08/27/2008 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 17 replies · 142+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | August 27, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Stephen Spruiell at The Corner has been watching the Republican Platform Drafting Committee and thinks that Johnny Mac may be coming around, at least a little, on Global Warming. Republican Platform Committee . . . decided to strike the phrase “global warming” anywhere it appeared in the document, either replacing it with the more neutral “climate change,” or removing it altogether. Though "Climate Change" may be more ambiguous than "Global Warming," it still falls in the category of putting lipstick on a pig (you can call it what you want, it is still a pig), the change in terminology may...
  • Pro-Life Democrats Need Not Apply

    08/27/2008 7:41:03 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 6 replies · 310+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8-27-08 | Daniel Allott
    The Democratic Party has an abortion problem. Barack Obama, its presumptive presidential nominee, has compiled what one TAS writer described as a 110% pro-abortion record. The extra 10 percent comes from having twice voted against legislation to protect babies born alive after botched abortions. (Even the extreme abortion-rights group NARAL refused to oppose those bills.) And the last two weeks have seen the party's top two leaders -- Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- baffled over questions about when they think human life begins. Combine such cluelessness with poll numbers that reveal an increasingly pro-life electorate and the durability...
  • GOP platform may have global warming plank

    08/27/2008 2:02:40 AM PDT · by NavVet · 20 replies · 190+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug 26, 2008 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Republican platform may include a first-ever plank on global warming, an examination of a draft document indicated. "Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the Earth," The Hill reported the draft document as saying. "While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today." Sen. John McCain, poised to become the party's presidential nominee next week during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., is a proponent of tackling global warming.
  • The GOP Platform on Energy/Environment

    08/26/2008 6:01:23 PM PDT · by Delacon · 10 replies · 434+ views
    Planet Gore/National Review Online ^ | August 26, 2008 | Edward John Craig
    Speaking of Minnesota . . . Stephen Spruiell is sussing out the Twin Cities in advance of the Republican National Convention, and reports on the GOP's latest platform draft over on the homepage. Spruiell finds the platform plank on immigration, for example, is worded in such a way as to avoid driving a wedge between McCain and his conservative base: The passages on global warming provide another example. The draft acknowledges that human activity is contributing to warming and calls for “measured and reasonable” steps to curtail it. Policymakers should support solutions that are “technology-driven, market-based,” and not fall prey...
  • The RNC Meets to Draft Their Platform: Sparks Fly on the Issue of Illegal Immigration

    08/26/2008 5:11:01 PM PDT · by Delacon · 74 replies · 317+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 26th, 2008 | Shushannah Walshe
    All eyes may be on Denver this week, but the Republican National Committee began their meetings to draft an election platform today ahead of next week’s convention. Sparks flew when delegates got into debate over illegal immigration, which reflected where John McCain originally stood on the issue, but has now taken a more conservative stance. Delegates were split into different subcommittees and it was in the national security meeting where members got into heated discussion surrounding the issues of amnesty and English as the official language of the United States. Two delegates wanted to harden the language surrounding the issue...
  • GOP Puts Platform on Crash Diet

    08/26/2008 5:36:23 AM PDT · by kellynla · 7 replies · 112+ views News ^ | August 26, 2008 | staff
    Republicans are debating an election platform that differs in at least one striking way from the past _ it's purged of the dear-leader tributes that turned statements of party principles into an incessant hailing of the chief. In fact, a draft of the document going to the GOP platform committee Tuesday mentions 2008 presidential candidate John McCain and President Bush not at all. They'll be worked in later, in a section or two to be added. It's nothing personal, party officials hasten to say. Rather, they've put the platform on a crash diet. The 2004 platform ran over 40,000 words,...
  • Democratic platform promises lots of goodies ("Renewing America's Promise")

    08/24/2008 1:48:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 155+ views ^ | 8/24/08 | Debra J. Saunders
    Democrats used to love to bash President Bush for sending America to war without asking Americans to sacrifice. Now that it is an election year, you won't hear the s-word coming out of their lips. The Democratic National Committee draft platform is all goodies. The draft, "Renewing America's Promise," says the party will heed the American desire to "abandon the politics of partisan division" - and they are eager to do so, as soon as they are done blaming Republicans for high gasoline prices, the mortgage meltdown and an "unnecessary war." ... And: "The American people do not want government...
  • I Am Voting Democrat Because ...

    08/13/2008 11:43:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies · 248+ views
    I’m voting Democrat because: I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would. I’m voting Democrat because: I believe three or four pointy headed elitist liberals need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would NEVER get their agendas past the voters. I’m voting Democrat because: I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t. I’m voting Democrat because: I believe that paying $4.00 a gallon or more...
  • Dems' New National Platform Opposes Defense of Marriage Act

    08/12/2008 11:25:33 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 13 replies · 162+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 12, 2008 | Josiah Ryan Dems' New National Platform Opposes Defense of Marriage Act Tuesday, August 12, 2008 By Josiah Ryan, Staff Writer ( – The 2008 Democratic Party platform draft, which will be submitted to delegates at the Democratic National Convention for approval later this month, expresses opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he wants to repeal. “We will enact a comprehensive bipartisan employment non-discrimination act,” says the platform draft. “We oppose the Defense of Marriage Act and all attempts to use this issue to divide us.”
  • Democrats Shape 2008 Platform ( Guaranteed Health Care )

    08/10/2008 12:05:46 AM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 159+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 9, 2008 | staff
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Democrats shaped a set of principles Saturday that commits the party to guaranteed health care for all, heading off a potentially divisive debate and edging the party closer to the position of Barack Obama's defeated rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The party's platform committee moved smoothly through a range of issues for the fall campaign and approved a document that will go to the Democratic convention in Denver later this month for adoption. There was little dissent -- or room for it -- in the day's meeting and a compromise on health policy took one flash-point off the...
  • Now circulating: Drafts of the 2008 Democratic National Committee platform

    08/07/2008 5:57:03 PM PDT · by flyfree · 14 replies · 137+ views
    hotair ^ | Allahpundit
    Marc Ambinder has a copy. 54 pages in all, much of it Obama stump speech boilerplate stripped of the incandescent oratorical genius of “Yes we can.” Foreign policy begins on page 23; the section on Iraq is 22 lines long, just nine more than the section on tribal sovereignty on page 50 and 14 more than the section on “don’t ask, don’t tell” on page 30. The Iran section follows below. Is “high-level diplomacy” a euphemism for “presidential diplomacy” or is the climbdown on Obama’s promise at last year’s YouTube debate now complete? Prevent Iran from Acquiring Nuclear Weapons The...
  • McCain Forgetting the First Rule of Fight Club

    08/03/2008 12:00:56 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 39 replies · 148+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 03, 2008 | Salena Zito
    McCain Forgetting the First Rule of Fight Club By Salena Zito An old political adage says, "He who sets the debate wins the election." If the presidential election was held tomorrow, it would be hello President Barack Obama because, so far, John McCain is handing him a victory. McCain is better than the campaign he has run so far. Most people admit that McCain is an inspirational figure - even Obama has admitted that - so why isn't McCain telling voters where he wants to lead them? Instead, his campaign is all about his opponent. "He himself is reinforcing that...
  • Where is McCain's message?

    08/03/2008 6:04:14 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 45 replies · 113+ views
    The Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2008 | Salena Zito
    An old political adage says, "He who sets the debate wins the election." If the presidential election was held tomorrow, it would be hello President Barack Obama because, so far, John McCain is handing him a victory. McCain is better than the campaign he has run so far. Most people admit that McCain is an inspirational figure -- even Obama has admitted that -- so why isn't McCain telling voters where he wants to lead them?
  • My Presidential Platform

    07/13/2008 2:21:37 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 38 replies · 91+ views
    July 13, 2008 | Scarpetta
    Here's my official presidential platform, if I were so chosen to run for the Republican ticket? 1. Drill here, drill now 2. Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the Us 3. Permanent Tax Cuts 4. Restrict foreign aid to our allies only 5. Stop all illegal immigration. Deport those already here 6. NO more visas to students from Muslim countries 7. No more immigration from Third World countries 8. Allow racial and religious profiling 9. Defund the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and PBS 10. Term limits
  • RNC to Solicit Online Suggestions for Party Platform

    07/12/2008 4:23:07 PM PDT · by flyfree · 56 replies · 119+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/11/08
    ABC News’ Karen Travers reports: The Republican National Committee today will unveil a web site,, that will allow individuals to log on and share their suggestions and opinions on what should be included in the party’s platform. The platform will be ratified by the party’s delegates at its convention in Minneapolis in September. Starting Friday, an individual can log on to the site and upload their written comments or video comments. A team led by Platform Committee Executive Director Steven Duffield will sift through the online submissions up until the convention and party officials said they are open to...
  • GOP runs right or stumbles

    07/12/2008 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies · 74+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 12, 2008 | David E. Johnson and Holly Robichaud
    It was said of the restored Bourbon monarchs of France after the French Revolution, “They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.” The same can be said of today’s Republican congressional leadership. Many Republicans hoped that after losing their majority in the 2006 debacle, the congressional leadership would put together a reform agenda that would emphasize core conservative principles to recapture its majority. Yet those hopes have been dashed as lately it has been more of the same and voters have continued to punish Republicans with devastating defeats. It would appear that things will have to get worse before they get...
  • FREEP Republican Party's Online Platform Committee - We want Conservatism back in GOP

    07/11/2008 9:30:51 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 55 replies · 299+ views
    GOP Platform ^ | July 11, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    Welcome to the most grassroots-driven platform development effort in the history of American politics! The Republican Party is seeking your input as we develop the policies and principles upon which we should stand for the next four years. On this website, you can share your thoughts, participate in polls, and communicate directly with the policymakers who will be shaping the party's agenda. All comments and feedback will be reviewed and taken into full consideration as we prepare for our convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. We hope that this process will guarantee the greatest amount of public input into any platform in...
  • RNC to Solicit Online Suggestions for Party Platform

    07/11/2008 2:21:49 PM PDT · by 50cal Smokepole · 41 replies · 93+ views
    ABC News’ Karen Travers reports: The Republican National Committee today will unveil a web site,, that will allow individuals to log on and share their suggestions and opinions on what should be included in the party’s platform. The platform will be ratified by the party’s delegates at its convention in Minneapolis in September.
  • State GOP: No automatic citizenship for kids born in U.S. to illegal immigrants

    06/01/2008 5:01:35 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 53 replies · 690+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/1/08 | Andrew Garber
    SPOKANE — The state Republican Party adopted a platform Saturday that includes a provision aimed at opposing automatic citizenship for babies born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. The state party approved a similar platform plank at its 2006 convention that proved controversial. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizes citizenship for all persons born in the United States. "Immigration is an issue that a lot of our party activists feel strongly about," state Republican Party Chairman Luke Esser said. "And it's certainly a very defensible position. It's not at all something that's based on race concerns. It's a...
  • Democrats’ Platform for Revolution

    05/24/2008 12:12:18 AM PDT · by givemELL · 28 replies · 77+ views ^ | May 5, 2008 | John Perazzo
    Though Alinsky died in 1972, his legacy has lived on as a staple of leftist method, a veritable blueprint for revolution -- to which both Democratic presidential candidates, who are his disciples and protégés, refer euphemistically as “change.”
  • America's Independent Party Provisional Platform

    05/11/2008 3:07:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 79 replies · 769+ views Website ^ | Recently | ???????
    America's Independent Party has as its goal the return of our nation to a set of foundational principles. We call them "the American Principles." The word "principle" comes from a Latin root which means "first things." The American Principles are the "first things" that our country should consider – in domestic policy, foreign policy, the internal functioning of government, and in using the "bully pulpit" of public office and the political arena to promote certain societal virtues and behaviors. America's Independent Party recognizes that these "first things" are clearly defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the...
  • McCarthy to head GOP platform panel

    05/02/2008 3:26:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies · 59+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/01/2008 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, 43, a prolife freshman Republican from California, will chair the platform committee for the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., The Washington Times has learned today. Steven J. Duffield, former aide to conservative Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, will be the committee's executive director. In his first year in Congress, Mr. McCarthy had a 100 percent prolife voting record, according to the National Right to Life committee. Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has let it been known through associates that he will not work to "soften" — even behind the scenes — the...
  • A Platform Conservatives Can Support

    02/17/2008 10:08:59 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 19 replies · 151+ views
    Constitution Party Web Site ^ | 2/17/2008 | Constitution Party
    "We affirm the principles of inherent individual rights upon which these United States of America were founded: That each individual is endowed by his Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are the rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness; That the freedom to own, use, exchange, control, protect, and freely dispose of property is a natural, necessary and inseparable extension of the individual's unalienable rights; That the legitimate function of government is to secure these rights through the preservation of domestic tranquility, the maintenance of a strong national defense, and the promotion of equal justice...
  • My Plan for Shared Prosperity

    02/04/2008 7:27:36 AM PST · by GVnana · 29 replies · 12,292+ views
    Throughout my campaign, I have been listening to the voices of people across America. I met one man who told me, "I don't know what I did wrong. I got my education and I worked hard. I've been at the same company for 12 years now, but I've just been asked to train my successor because my job is moving to another country."excerpt:"In short, success means an economy that shares its prosperity with all."
  • Know Where Your Candidate Stands (on the 2nd Amendment)

    01/01/2008 5:08:03 PM PST · by do the dhue · 41 replies · 374+ views
    NRA ^ | 1/1/8 | Frank Miniter
    The scene was common enough in American politics: 500 people seated in a ballroom at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., television cameras glaring at a podium, and a full cast of 2008 presidential candidates set to speak. Only the event wasn’t common at all. The candidates came to a first-ever symposium where they would affirm their support for the Second Amendment of the Constitution before a crowd of National Rifle Association members. Just a few election cycles ago political pundits might have deemed the event poor presidential politics. Or so Vice President Al Gore thought. In 2000, Gore licked...
  • Is GOP Straying from Conservative Base?

    08/07/2007 3:53:12 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 135 replies · 1,743+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | 8-6-2007
    As the Republican National Committee (RNC) wrapped up its four-day annual summer meeting in Minneapolis over the weekend, some leaders were left wondering if the party is straying from its conservative stance on social and religious issues. "Evangelical and pro-life Catholics are a critical part of the GOP's electoral coalition," James Bopp Jr., an Indiana member of the RNC, told The Washington Times. "The GOP cannot win in 2008 without their enthusiastic support. It remains to be seen whether the GOP is moving away from them. Whether the GOP is doing so will be determined by who is nominated for...
  • Republican Party Activists Say They Will Keep GOP Pro-Life on Abortion

    08/07/2007 3:46:13 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 28 replies · 500+ views ^ | August 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Hundreds of prominent GOP activists met in Washington over the last four days for their annual summer meeting. With a presidential race and a battle over the party's platform coming up next year, several of the partisans said they would work overtime to keep the Republican Party's official pro-life stance in place. Delegates to the Republican convention in Minneapolis next year will reconsider the party's 93-page platform that opposes abortion and supports President Bush's policy against using tax dollars to fund embryonic stem cell research. The current GOP position on abortion advocates a Human Life Amendment...
  • The Daily FRead (July 11, 2007)

    07/11/2007 8:41:42 AM PDT · by jellybean · 27 replies · 522+ views
    July 11, 2007 | Various
    A daily round-up of Fred news. Fred Thompson Wanted to Get Rid of GOP Platform in 1996 July 10, 2007 The Brody File has come up with a few interesting quotes from Fred Thompson's past. First off, it appears Thompson wasn't a big fan of the GOP having any sort of platform back in 1996. In April of 1996, this is what The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote: Thompson wants to change the way the 1996 Republican National Convention is conducted. For starters, he wants to abolish the party platform - just toss the archaic thing away. 'It's the most useless...
  • Democratic Party Platform

    03/20/2007 8:23:07 PM PDT · by scocha · 8 replies · 483+ views
    The American Civil War: A Hands-On History | 2006 | Olsen, Christopher
    ...Resolved, That this convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure...of war, during which, under the pretense of a military necessity, or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired,-justice humanity, liberty and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of the end that, at the earliest practicable moment, peace may be restored...
  • Vanity: Questions regarding the Republican Platform, is it pro-life, pro-family?

    02/04/2007 1:31:12 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 358 replies · 3,658+ views
    I've long assumed that the Republican Party platform included pro-life, pro-family and pro 1st and 2nd amendment planks. Is this true or false? Or is the platform amended each election cycle to conform to the positions of the top polling potential presidential nominee (ie, the one with the most money or star billing and the MSM eye)? If these planks are based on longstanding, sound conservative principles and are sincerely respected and upheld by the majority of the members, then I'd like to propose a motion that before being seriously considered by the official party powers that be, prospective nominees...
  • Rig-threat cargo ship towed ashore

    01/12/2007 5:11:40 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 496+ views
    Reuters, via CNN ^ | 12 Jan 2007 | Staff
    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A tug boat on Friday began towing ashore a stricken cargo ship which narrowly missed smashing into two gas platforms overnight in stormy weather off Britain's eastern coast, the Coastguard said. The vessel, the Vindo, carrying 4,200 tonnes of fertilizer, broke down on Thursday afternoon and began drifting towards several gas fields in the southern North Sea. Royal Air Force helicopters were scrambled to airlift 30 workers off one gas platform and production at three platforms was shut down as a precaution. In six meter waves and howling winds, the ship missed one platform by just...
  • Ship drifting towards gas platform

    01/11/2007 1:08:27 PM PST · by Pontiac · 94 replies · 3,542+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 1/11/07 | Staff
    A 4,500 tonne ship is adrift in the North Sea and heading for a gas platform. The vessel, named Vindo, broke down in very poor weather nine miles from the Murdoch gas platform. Coastguards said the ship, with nine crew on board and laden with 4,200 tonnes of fertiliser, was drifting towards the rig. Rescuers said it was a "race against time" to save lives. Michael Mulford, of RAF Kinloss, told Sky News there were nine people on the ship and 30 people still on the platform. He said: "We are planning to winch them off the ship two at...
  • Extreme-Right Party Gains Shock Prime Minister (Belgium)

    10/08/2006 6:36:53 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,135+ views
    Extreme-right party gains shock prime minister Associated Press in Brussels Monday October 9, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The Belgian prime minister, Guy Verhofstadt, said he had work to do to lure voters back to his national coalition after local elections produced large gains for the extreme-right party Flemish Interest and dealt a blow to his re-election prospects next year. Mr Verhofstadt's Liberal Democrats lost votes mostly at the expense of Flemish Interest and the Christian Democrats. The extreme-right party, which ran on an anti-immigrant platform, has been kept in opposition in Antwerp by an unlikely rainbow coalition whose only common...
  • Chavez's Opponent, Manuel Rosales, Announces Law and Order Reform Platform (Translation)

    09/27/2006 5:17:42 PM PDT · by StJacques · 9 replies · 414+ views
    El Universal ( Caracas ) ^ | September 27, 2006 | El Universal Staff Article ( translated by self )
    Rosales Promises to Exchange Arms for Vouchers of 5 Million Bolivares1 Caracas -- The unitary opposition candidate, Manuel Rosales, formulated today the security plans which form an integral part of his governing strategy and promised to create and preside over a National Council of Justice and Security. He explained that this body "would render an accounting of the security of the country and will incorporate within itself the President of the TSJ [Supreme Tribunal of Justice], the General Prosecutor of the Republic, the Public Defender,2 and the Ministers of Defense, Interior, and Justice." Furthermore he announced a "true disarmament...
  • Democrats pin hope on ‘American dream’[Initiative on winning back power in Washington]

    07/24/2006 7:37:56 AM PDT · by Hadean · 37 replies · 953+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7-24-2006
    DENVER - Moderate Democrats think they have the key to winning back power in Washington and across the country - a package of economic proposals aimed at giving every American a shot at reaching the middle class. "We thought it was important and necessary to rekindle the American dream," said Gov. Tom Vilsack of Iowa, a potential 2008 presidential candidate and the chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, a centrist think tank. [snip] The centrist organization, best known for helping Bill Clinton secure the White House in 1992, was to unveil Monday its "American Dream Initiative," which lays out policies...
  • The Libertarians Have Their National Convention(Oh the CLAMITTY !!!)

    07/06/2006 12:02:28 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 9 replies · 272+ views ^ | july 6, 2006 | ponderingamerican
    The Libertarians Have Their National Convention(Oh the CLAMITTY !!!) Did you realize that the Libertarian Party just had a National Convention in Portland Oregon. No? Well I didn't either. If you are wondering , this convention went exactly like you think it would when you get a much of Libertarians in one room. It appears that there was a concerted effort to moderate the platform. I guess it is occuring to folks the message is not selling. Well from what I can gather most of the platform was removed , however no one could agree what to replace it with....
  • Proposed new Libertarian party platform

    06/27/2006 10:55:08 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 196 replies · 2,170+ views
    PREAMBLE As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are free to determine their own peaceable ways of living, and in which no government, organization or individual has the right to intrude upon the rights and freedoms of any law-abiding individual. We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government...
  • YOU DECIDE: THE 2008 REPUBLICAN ANTI-ILLEGAL PLATFORM (post your demand list here)

    06/08/2006 9:53:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 105 replies · 1,036+ views
    The anti-illegal movement is growing in strength and political power in the shadow of the Senate amnesty atrocity, translating into election victories as recent primaries evidenced: Herndon, VA, Nebraska, and Brian Bilbray in California all saw winning campaigns against losing candidates running on support for illegals. Francine Busby's defeat at the hands of Brian Bilbray (for Duke Cunningham's CA-50 seat) was especially sweet since Sen McCainiac----prime supporter of the Senate amnesty atrocity----cancelled a fund-raiser for Bilbray b/c of the latter's anti-amnesty postion. We'll need Brian Bilbray out there when McCainiac tries for 2008. I hope Bilbray is vengeful -- and...
  • Sailors Save Iraqi Contract Worker

    05/31/2006 4:34:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 326+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    KHAWR AL AMAYA OIL TERMINAL, Iraq (NNS) -- The quick response of two USS Port Royal (CG 73) crew members saved the life of an Iraqi contract worker overcome by smoke inhalation while fighting a fire on Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal (KAAOT) May 26. As part of the Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1 emergency response team, Chief Hospital Corpsman Doreen Lehner and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Heather Watts were the only medical personnel on the scene when an Iraqi Southern Oil Company worker collapsed due to smoke inhalation. Injuries from smoke inhalation and the toxic by-products of combustion in...
  • Fight the Republican Evolution!

    05/19/2006 1:27:23 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 1 replies · 151+ views
    The Suppor The Patform Slate ^ | 05/19/2006 | Craig DeLuz
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  • Remember When...

    05/18/2006 12:10:25 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 3 replies · 138+ views ^ | 5/18/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    Click Pic to enlarge Smaller government, lower taxes, family values, grandma and apple pie… These are the things that the Republican Party once stood for. What has happened? As a matter of fact, one of the most commonly agreed upon planks of the Republican Party Platform has to do with smaller government and lower spending. Read More...
  • Support The Republican Wing of the Republican Party!

    05/05/2006 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 3 replies · 202+ views
    Support The Platform ^ | 05/05/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    In recent times, it has become evident that not all in our party agree with these values. And these individuals have, over time, systematically worked themselves into positions of leadership within our party, while at the same time sought to subvert these core principles and those who do support them. We with the "Support The Platform" Slate have come to the realization that the time has come for us to stand up for the principles upon which this nation and our party were founded: Read More...
  • Democrats' special interest problem

    09/26/2005 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Fun Bob · 28 replies · 1,459+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, September 26, 2005 | Mark Shields
    For several elections, Democrats have been hurt by the widespread perception that the party consists of a confederation of interest groups to which Democratic leadership is slavishly beholden. You know the knock: Democrats are forever meeting with special interests like the Irish-Jewish Home for the Short or Transvestite Taxidermists Against the Metric System and then caving to the groups' non-negotiable demands.
  • NYT: Gulf Hurricanes Are Latest Kink in Oil Chain-a report from Petronius deepwater platform

    08/05/2005 9:30:45 AM PDT · by OESY · 12 replies · 1,452+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2005 | JAD MOUAWAD
    Standing 60 feet above sea level on this oil platform 130 miles southeast of New Orleans, Rab Bruce pointed to where the huge wave slammed into a tangle of grated steel and multicolor pipes. The Petronius deep-water platform, which was hit by a 90-foot wave during Hurricane Ivan last September, is now back on line. "I was just in shock at the damage," said Mr. Bruce, a longtime field coordinator on Chevron's Petronius deepwater platform, which was hit by a 90-foot wave during Hurricane Ivan last September. "I had never seen anything like this. Everything was busted, dangling and messed...
  • Conservative First - a Republican Second

    06/09/2005 5:29:14 PM PDT · by bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress · 4 replies · 1,450+ views ^ | June 2005 | Friends of Bruce Cobbeldick
    Cobbeldick Campaign Web Pages "A VOTE FOR BRUCE IS A VOTE FOR BAY!" Elect a Republican With an Independent Mind! Bruce Cobbeldick, Bay Village mayoral candidate (440) 668-0887 What does that mean: "I'm a Conservative first, and a Republican second. I make choices and take stances that map to Conservative Values. I am not eager to be politically expedient. It's my feeling that Party Bosses get people elected, but Pragmatism and Conservatism can rise above (limited) Partisan Thinking. I say do the right thing and worry not about protecting your turf or being the Golden Boy of the Liberal Press!...