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  • Holder Plays The Race Card On His Critics: They’re Attacking Me And Obama Because We’re Both Black…

    12/18/2011 7:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 12/18/11 | Zip
    You know he’s getting desperate. (NYT) — For nearly three years, Republicans have attacked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on national security and civil rights issues. For months, they have criticized him over a gun-trafficking investigation gone awry, with dozens of leaders calling for his resignation. Last week, more than 75 members of Congress co-sponsored a House resolution expressing “no confidence” in his leadership. [...] In the interview, Mr. Holder offered a glimpse of how he viewed the criticism. He said he thought some critics — like Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who favors allowing the military...
  • Golfer-in-Chief Plays 80th Golf Game Since Taking Office

    08/25/2011 9:04:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 8/25/11 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Stimulating the economy at clubhouses across America... VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has once again hit the golf trifecta as he vacations on Martha’s Vineyard. He spent more than two hours at Mink Meadows Golf Club on Tuesday, a semi-private, nine-hole club on the island’s north shore. It was Obama’s fourth outing since he arrived last week for a 10-day vacation. His golf partners included his friend Eric Whitaker and White House chef Sam Kass.
  • Obama plays hide the Somali

    07/06/2011 10:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    washington Examiner ^ | 7/6/11 | Editorial Staff
    President Obama is extending full constitutional due-process rights to a Somali terrorist. This sets a troubling precedent. Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was captured sometime in April on a boat traveling between Yemen and Somalia. He was detained on board a U.S. warship for two months and interrogated by intelligence officials. He reportedly revealed a great deal of valuable information regarding his connections to the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group and the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. So far, so good. (Snip) The Warsame indictment is an end run around Congress, which last year voted to bar the transfer of terrorist
  • Power Plays

    03/25/2011 4:19:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 3/25/11 | The Prowler
    INTERNET GRABBERS House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa continues to demand answers from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski over why the head of a supposedly independent federal agency visited the White House 81 times between January 2009 and November 2010. It was during this time that Genachowski and his staff were developing a regulatory scheme that would ultimately place control of the Internet in the hands of the FCC. Of special interest to Issa is a meeting held September 17, 2009, which took place four days before Genachowski made a speech at the Brookings Institute laying out the broad...
  • Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    01/22/2011 10:17:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies · 2+ views
    breitbart ^ | 1/22/11 | pr newswire
    NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the state dinner for Hu Jintao, the pianist Lang Lang played a tune that all Chinese recognize as encouraging hatred of the United States as the enemy of China. Read the beginning of The Epoch Times article below; get the complete story at this link: Read the difference. The Epoch Times publishes in 17 languages and in 33 countries. Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House US humiliated in eyes of Chinese by song used to inspire anti-Americanism By MATTHEW ROBERTSON Epoch Times Staff Lang Lang the pianist says...
  • Obama plays basketball, dines out

    08/24/2010 11:59:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cape cod online ^ | 8/24/10 | CAPE COD TIMES
    After spending the earlier part of this rainy, windy day at his Chilmark retreat, President Barack Obama emerged this afternoon to play some basketball at an area school and later to dine out with his wife Michelle and friends. Obama ate at The Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs, where he and his wife dined during their 2009 Martha's Vineyard family vacation. Dinner companions include his Chicago friends Eric Whitaker and Cheryl Whitaker and White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, according to White House pool reports from media covering the president. A crowd of several dozen people gathered outside the...
  • Alas, poor Shakespeare

    04/11/2010 8:39:47 AM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies · 422+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/11/2010 | James Shapiro
    Film director Roland Emmerich, whose last effort was the apocalyptic "2012," has begun shooting "Anonymous." It won't be another disaster movie -- except perhaps for English professors. According to Emmerich, the film is "about how it came to be that William Shakespeare was not the author of his plays," which, he says, turn out to have been written by the "Earl of Oxford." Emmerich calls "Anonymous" a political thriller. "It's about who will succeed Elizabeth and the cause of that thriller, the Essex Rebellion." The film, starring Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Elizabeth...will have "kings, queens, and princes," he adds. "It's...
  • WHO plays down 'swine flu vaccination deaths'

    11/20/2009 9:22:06 PM PST · by Flavius · 44 replies · 1,236+ views
    afp ^ | 11/19/09 | afp
    The World Health Organisation said on Thursday that checks on many of the 30 deaths recorded following mass pandemic flu vaccinations had so far ruled out a direct link to the vaccines.
  • Race an Issue in Wilson Play, and in Its Production

    04/23/2009 5:24:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 453+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2009 | Patrick Healy
    In life, the playwright August Wilson had an all-but-official rule: No white directors for major productions of his work, which was one reason that a film was never made from his 10 plays about African-American life in the 20th century. “Fences,” one of the two awarded the Pulitzer Prize, foundered in Hollywood because of his insistence on a black director. Yet in the years since Wilson died in 2005, an increasing number of white directors have staged his plays, and last week came a milestone: “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” which opened on April 16, is the first Broadway revival...
  • Mel Gibson link to Aussie anti-Semitic group

    08/05/2006 3:42:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 32 replies · 1,200+ views
    Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 06AUG06 | LINCOLN WRIGHT
    MEL Gibson once had close links to the Australian League of Rights, a Far Right group notorious for its anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial. The league claims the world is run by a secret society of Jews. The Hollywood star's foray into Far Right activist politics in Australia occurred in 1987 when he campaigned for a friend, Rob Taylor, who stood unsuccessfully for the northern Victorian federal seat of Indi. Charles Pinwill, a former Queensland state director of the League of Rights, said he knew Gibson's father, Hutton, and said Gibson was interested in the league's ideas. "They were...
  • Special Troops Battalion Plays Key Role in Putting Iraqis in Lead

    07/28/2006 11:05:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 424+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Brent Williams, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 27, 2006 – Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team are working to set conditions for the Iraqi government to take charge of essential services and public works within Baghdad. Army Lt. Col. Joe Gandara, commander of Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, meets with neighborhood representatives in the Doura Baladiya, in southwestern Baghdad. Local representatives often detail the most pressing needs of their neighborhoods and communities. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Williams, USA  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The brigade's Special Troops Battalion has taken the lead in...
  • Scientists Debate Role Climate Change Plays In Creating Civilizations

    07/07/2006 4:04:55 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 534+ views
    Dispatch.Com ^ | 7-4-2006 | Bradley T Lepper
    Scientists debate role climate change plays in creating civilizations Tuesday, July 04, 2006 BRADLEY T . LEPPER One of archaeology’s "big questions" is explaining the origins of civilization. In anthropology, "civilization" has a technical definition. To qualify as a civilization, a society must have all or most of the following characteristics: cities with large populations; a hierarchical social organization, with a king, pharaoh or president at the top of the organizational chart; an economy based on agriculture; monumental architecture; and a system of record-keeping. The earliest civilizations arose in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley and northern China. Based on this...
  • Marine-Turned-Country-Star Plays for Army Birthday

    06/14/2006 5:30:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 519+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2006 – Josh Gracin, the former Marine who won fame on the TV show "American Idol," performed at the Pentagon for the Army's 231st birthday celebration today. Servicemembers and civilians at the Pentagon enjoy concert by country music star and former Marine Josh Gracin performs at the Army's 231st birthday celebration June 14. Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gracin was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps when he participated in the second season of "American Idol." He finished fourth place overall, and went on to land a record...
  • Iraqi-American interpreter plays vital role in referendum, Iraq

    10/18/2005 8:46:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 367+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 18, 2005 ) -- As statues of Saddam Hussein fell across Iraq, he watched from a television, safe in Glendale, Ariz. Then, he volunteered his safety and freedom to serve with the Marines in Iraq and to help bring freedom and democracy to his homeland. Gaby Biroutta, an interpreter with 1st Brigade Service Support Group, has been in Iraq for more than seven months, bridging the crucial communication gap between Marines and the citizens of Iraq. Biroutta, an Assyrian Christian whose family fled Iraq while Saddam’s regime was in power, speaks English, Arabic, Assyrian, Armenic, Kurdish...
  • Bono Incensed As Hillary Plays Politics At U2 Gig

    10/15/2005 5:47:40 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 2,547+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-16-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    Bono incensed as Hillary plays politics at U2 gig By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 16/10/2005) The Irish rock star, Bono, has been angered by Senator Hillary Clinton's use of a U2 concert this week to raise funds for her political campaign coffers - even though he is a good friend of her husband, Bill. "U2 concerts are categorically not fund-raisers for any politician. They are rock concerts for U2 fans," said his close associate, Jamie Drummond, who runs Data, the Third World advocacy group set up by Bono with Sir Bob Geldof. "If any political fund-raising events take place...
  • Life of a Salesman(Miller's best play endures beyond its social context, and perhaps his intentions)

    02/13/2005 10:51:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 343+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 2/14/2005 | Paul Beston
    "Great drama is great questions," Arthur Miller wrote, "or it is nothing but technique." He was right, but his counsel had become a lonely one by the second half of his career. In many ways, the American theater has returned to what it was before Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams and Miller arrived -- light entertainment. Even today's dramas, more often than not, tend to confirm fashionable points of view while pretending to be shocking or politically daring. One thinks of Six Degrees of Separation, among others. Great questions extend beyond place and time, and Miller's greatest play, Death of a...
  • Bill Maher to play Satan in Hell House spoof

    08/18/2004 10:36:39 AM PDT · by wanderin · 19 replies · 537+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Aug. 17, 2004. 03:08 PM | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    DENVER — Hell House, the controversial morality play first staged at a suburban church for Halloween, is set to be spoofed in a new stage production in Los Angeles starting Aug. 28. With Bill Maher playing Satan and Andy Richter as Jesus, the production will use the original play's script and special effects "to lampoon (Christian) fundamentalist beliefs about hell," producer Maggie Rowe said Monday. "It will be a parody of itself. It will be very funny. We're having a hoot," said Rowe, who represents the Center for Inquiry-West, which says it promotes and defends reason and science. The original...
  • Anti-Defamation League plays into Gibson's hands

    02/07/2004 12:07:13 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 203+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 6, 2004 | David Klinghoffer
    When Mel Gibson's film about the death of Jesus, "The Passion of the Christ," opens this month, critics contend that it may spur anti-Jewish bigotry. Those critics have been led by the Anti-Defamation League, arguably America's most prominent Jewish organization. If the ADL is right that the film "could fuel latent anti-Semitism," whom should we hold responsible if any Jews get hurt as a consequence of its release? Mel Gibson, you say? How about the Anti-Defamation League? This film will be seen by lots and lots of people, thanks largely to the controversy around it, and nobody has done more...
  • CIA Plays Down Hopes Of Finding Saddam's WMD

    09/24/2003 5:27:19 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 228+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-25-2003 | George Jones/Alec Russell
    CIA plays down hopes of finding Saddam's WMD By George Jones, Political Editor, and Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 25/09/2003) In its first public comments on the search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, the CIA conceded last night that a long-awaited report on the hunt would reach "no firm conclusions". The comments appeared to underline diminishing hopes in Washington and Whitehall that WMD would be found. After several months in Iraq following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, David Kay, a former United Nations weapons inspector and the civilian head of the 1,400-strong Iraq Survey Group, is expected to submit...
  • CA: Recall plays to state's diversity

    08/08/2003 4:11:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 224+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/8/03 | Emily Bazar
    <p>More than one in four Californians, nearly 9 million of us, was born in another country.</p> <p>Yet this land of immigrants has never elected an immigrant as governor. Nor can historians recall the last time a major gubernatorial candidate was born in another country.</p>
  • CA: Legislature occupies itself with trivia as state meltdown looms

    04/09/2003 10:02:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 220+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/9/03 | Dan Walters
    <p>California has 35 million people, the globe's fifth-or sixth-most-powerful economy, enormous conflicts over water, land use, transportation, education, health care and dozens of other vital social and economic matters -- including, lest we forget, a state budget deficit so huge it almost defies description.</p>