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  • WATCH: An Israeli ‘Settler’ Responds to Kerry’s Speech

    01/04/2017 6:15:18 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    What does an Israeli “settler” who lives in Judea and works in Jerusalem think about Kerry’s speech? Daniel Luria is a resident of Ma’ale Adumim, a city of 40,000 people in Judea – barely three miles from the Israeli capital. He works in eastern Jerusalem. According to Kerry, Luria’s residence and workplace are located in “occupied territory” that belongs to the Palestinians. Luria expressed disbelief at the “historical ignorance” of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech last week at the State Department. According to Kerry, Luria’s residence and workplace are located in “occupied territory” that belongs to the Palestinians....
  • Mitch McConnell has gone silent on Donald Trump as Senate hangs in balance

    10/25/2016 5:21:19 AM PDT · by tekrat · 53 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never had much to say about Donald Trump. But lately, he has fallen completely silent. On the few occasions when the Republican leader has appeared publicly in his home state of Kentucky this month, he’s either avoided answering reporters’ questions, or explicitly refused to address the topic he acknowledged was on everyone’s mind: His party’s presidential nominee. At a local Chamber of Commerce event in Danville, McConnell twice instructed the crowd not to ask him about the presidential race “even though that’s what I know you all wanted me to talk about.”
  • 2016 politics: White House chooses its fights _ when it can [Republicans only react to him]

    03/12/2015 12:31:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    KSL News Radio ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    .........Earlier this week, [Obama] waded into state politics, sharply denouncing Walker for signing legislation in Wisconsin that prohibited mandatory union dues. "Even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I'd encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans - by taking meaningful action to raise their wages and offer them the security of paid leave," Obama said in a statement. In both instances, he signaled he was not going to entirely ignore the 2016 contest or its main players if there was an opportunity to advance his own agenda. "We're going to engage in this dynamic...
  • Vanity: A look at ANGRY Facebook Reaction To Senate Amnesty Vote

    06/27/2013 5:00:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    First let's start off with RINO McCain! Can you even call him a RINO anymore? He's just a damned traitor is what he is! His constituents just LOVED it! Marco Rubio will be voted out of office and he will probably never be able to be elected again. How about Senator Mark Pryor? The MOST vulnerable Dem Senator in a Red State. Notice the only 1 or 2 people who are "for" what he did are hispanic (probably illegal) How about Jeff FLAKE? Emphasis on FLAKE!!! Because he FLAKED out! If I were considering opposing any of these individuals for...
  • R1 Chart show will not play full Thatcher row song (sick lefty reaction)

    04/12/2013 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 8 replies
    British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | April 12, 2013 | BBC
    The Wizard of Oz song at the centre of an anti-Margaret Thatcher campaign will not be played in full on the Official Chart Show. Instead a five second clip of the 51-second song will be aired as part of a Newsbeat report, Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper has said. Sales of Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead have soared since the former Prime Minister's death on Monday, aged 87. Mr Cooper called the decision "a difficult compromise". The song is set to take the number three spot in Sunday's countdown, according to the Official Charts Company.
  • ‘Progressive’ reaction to Thatcher death shows no amount of appeasement enough

    04/09/2013 8:03:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/9/13 | David Codrea
    Margaret Thatcher was “barbaric” and “a terror.” She “hated the arts … hated the English poor [and] hated Greenpeace and environmental protectionists.” That’s the pronouncement of singer Morrisey, who has also come up with such astute political assessments as “If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men.” That’s certainly debatable. Morrisey is hardly alone in hating someone he brands a hater. A Labour candidate expressed disappointment Thatcher hadn’t been killed in a 1984 hotel bombing. And leftist politician George Galloway, who bears the...
  • The Deconstructed Presidency has been. Deal with it.

    12/03/2012 1:40:55 PM PST · by Kenny Bunk · 40 replies
    Kenny Bunk ^ | 12/03/2012 | Kenny Bunk
    The key to understanding Barack Hussein Obama is that he does nothing. This proposition is at the heart of a grave misapprehension of this Presidency. An American might be forgiven for feeling that a contribution to the common good is based on performance; productivity, some meaningful place in a functioning enterprise that fulfills one and contributes to the furtherance of some cause, or to one’s family and thus to God. What we cannot be forgiven for is continually attempting to apply this now remarkable cultural artifact; this mindset, to this Presidency. For example, the airwaves resonate as the right-wing talkers...
  • Stars React to First Presidential Debate (Actual Tweets)

    10/04/2012 11:43:11 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 56 replies
    Gossip Com Dot Com ^ | 3 Oct 12 | Various Overpaid Celebrities
    The first 2012 Presidential debate took place on Wednesday night, with President Obama facing off against challenger Mitt Romney. The exchange, moderated by Jim Lehrer, elicited a range of responses from celebrities on Twitter — some serious, some humorous and all of them entirely debatable. And while the candidates disagreed on several issues, it seems the viewers at home all agreed that Lehrer wasn’t up to the job of moderating. Check out what Hollywood stars are saying: Piers Morgan: Maybe time to come on my show, Mr President? Romney’s done it three times, clearly sharpened his debating skills. Alec Baldwin:...
  • Terrorists Storm International Peacekeeping Base in Sinai

    09/15/2012 12:11:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/9/12 | Elad Benari
    At least three people were hurt on Friday as dozens of armed terrorists, affiliated with the Salafi movement of Islam, stormed the international peacekeeping force base in the Sinai Peninsula, near the Gaza-Israel border. They were protesting the controversial film mocking the prophet Mohammed which has resulted in protests throughout the Arab world. Channel 10 News cited reports in the Egyptian media which said the Muslims broke into the base and torched it. The report quoted one senior official as having told the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Saba that shots were fired from within the base at firefighters who came to...
  • Unduly Provocative

    02/13/2012 12:05:13 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 8 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 2/13/12 | Noman
    I know that President Obama is cool, and everybody just loves him personally. But, does it ever seem as if he's going out of his way to poke his finger in your eye? Not that you'd mind, of course. Well, it turns out you're most probably right. Rule for Radicals #10 (no, I'm not joking) is "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition." The dark lord of discord, Saul Alinsky, explains: [quote] It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential...
  • Perfect Lib Everything! (Video)

    12/31/2011 4:01:57 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/31/2011 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • South Carolina Women Get Life For Toddler's Death (Video)

    11/06/2011 7:13:08 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/4/2011 | Reuters
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  • Market Reaction? 30 Year Just Hit 3.99% As Stock Selloff Accelerates, Gold At All Time Record

    08/02/2011 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/2/11 | Tyler Durden
    To see what the market thinks of the economic prospects for the economy look no farther than the 30 Year which just dropped below 4.00% and is trading at 3.99% right now. The market is effectively pricing in a major economic contraction, with long-end deflation now expected. Which means that Bernanke just got yet another carte blanche to proceed with the only thing he know. And validating it is the equity market which at last check not only did not react favorably to the Senate vote, but has been fading all the news all day, and is now trading at...
  • An Appalling Reaction to an Outrageous Crime

    02/15/2011 2:48:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    national review ^ | 2/15/11 | Jim Geraghty
    The news from CBS about correspondent Lara Logan’s assault in Egypt is awful beyond words. At a time like this, we all feel helpless. And angry. The perpetrators, anonymous men in an angry mob, may never see justice. Perhaps we can channel that frustration and anger towards righting a wrong closer to home. To some other outrage… say… the reaction to Logan’s assault from a fellow at the NYU Center for Law and Security, Nir Rosen.
  • Barak Obama: Un-Baking Bread

    11/06/2010 8:49:00 AM PDT · by Sudetenland · 23 replies
    Vanity | 11/06/2010 | Will Malven
    When Barak Obama broke onto the scene to a firestorm of liberal adoration and a hyperventilating, awe-struck press, the world was rapt. They cried in heavenly bliss, “At last! At last we have the one! The black man who can lead all of America (and the world, to listen to them) to the Promised Land.” Well, at least most of the world. Some, however, were and remain unimpressed. We conservatives were not taken in by his lofty gaze-we knew it for arrogance, not vision. We were not beguiled when we heard his soaring words, we knew them for empty rhetoric,...
  • Family: H1N1 Flu Shot Caused Severe Reaction

    12/31/2009 1:46:23 PM PST · by PilotDave · 20 replies · 999+ views ^ | 31 Dec 09 | Staff
    A nurse herself for many years, the 47-year-old Milliken has spent the last 38 days in medical care. Her boyfriend and family said she may have been struck down by what's called Guillain-Barre Syndrome -- which starts with pain and ends with paralysis. Milliken's family said they believe the H1N1 flu shot she received in the first week of November may be to blame for her suffering. "Right now, she's in a lot of pain, mostly in her extremities. A lot of nerve sensations such as burning in her legs is what she's feeling," said Milliken's daughter Michelle Mellett. The...
  • Nelson blunders Nebraskan reaction to health care vote

    12/30/2009 4:11:15 AM PST · by paltz · 23 replies · 2,293+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 12/30/09 | Kerry Picket
    A day before Sen. Ben Nelson (D - NE) voted for the passage of the Senate's version of the health care reform bill, the Nebraska Senator appeared confident before reporters that his vote would not hurt him back in Nebraska. Last week, The Washington Times asked him what he expected from his constituents, when he returned home after the Senate recessed for Christmas.: "Well, two types[of constituents]. Those who are saying very positive things about this legislation and those that have the opposite point of view. There’s nothing new about that."
  • Warmal Gloating

    11/23/2009 5:17:05 PM PST · by Parody · 2 replies · 418+ views ^ | 11/20/2009 | Jules Crittenden
    Booyah!* … UK Telegraph. BBC: Hacking is wrong and issues have two sides! UK Telegraph … Booyah! NYT: Hacking fuels skeptics! Hacking can be embarrassingly revealing, but may eventually lead to a plausible explanation, because “trick” doesn’t mean “deception” and we’re still working on “hide the decline” because we’re convinced the body of evidence shows … (OK, what’s the trick when you need to hide the decline. Lessee, maybe the scientists we just interviewed who confirmed they wrote these emails but hadn’t come up with a good excuse yet can help here. When they do.) Booyah! … UK Telegraph. Charles...
  • Families say flu scare comes with a dose of craziness

    10/25/2009 7:52:01 AM PDT · by Saije · 18 replies · 1,295+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2009 | Donna St. George
    Glenn Dance does not have swine flu. But when he took the family cat to the veterinarian last week, he was greeted in the parking lot by workers in surgical masks. They knew that his wife and daughter had the flu and told Dance that he was not allowed inside. Dance, who lives in Great Falls, obliged. Then he went along when he was asked to don rubber gloves to sign his pet's paperwork. And again when they said to keep the pen -- and wait in his pickup -- as Cleo was whisked away for a 90-minute work-up. "It...
  • Nobel Reaction: The Turn-it-Down Trend

    10/09/2009 11:25:21 AM PDT · by swheats · 21 replies · 740+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | * October 9, 2009, 10:27 AM ET | Susan Davis
    If the sound of jaws dropping around the world this morning wasn’t loud enough, here’s a suggestion that could reveberate even louder: that President Barack Obama should turn down the award. Commentary from both sides of the political spectrum voiced the idea this morning.
  • ‘Pandemonium Here in the Broadcast Center’: Chicago Loses Olympics Bid (local TV reaction)

    10/03/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 114 replies · 5,576+ views
    Brietbart ^ | 3 Oct 098 | none
    This just doesn't get old. If you heard the CNN news anchor in shock, this is just more icing in the cake. VIDEO HERE At first, the audience is too stupid and too quick to hear what the European Olympic guy with the accent is saying. They here 'Chicago' and they start cheering and going: "Weeee Ohhhhh!" Then someone with a clue elbows the collective audience, and they realize they lost. Then, it gets even better. They blame Bush, the Iraq War, and anyone else for the US being "unpopular" in the world, and keep wondering out loud why Obama...
  • Fox attacks Wake Forest teen

    09/26/2009 8:16:54 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 41 replies · 1,692+ views
    WRAL TV website ^ | 9/24/09 | Beau Minnick
    A 13-year-old boy was attacked by a fox on Monday afternoon in a wooded area in the Twin Creeks community in Wake Forest. Jesse Frutiger said he was in the woods when the animal approached him and immediately started hissing. He said he threw a rock at the fox and that’s when the animal lunged at him
  • ACORN organizer rips video (California ACORN)

    09/15/2009 6:51:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 306 replies · 13,327+ views
    San Bernadino Sun ^ | 9/15/2009 | Andrew Edwards
    SAN BERNARDINO - The head organizer for California ACORN says a new video that appears to show a staffer at the organization's San Bernardino office is fake journalism. The video, which was posted shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday on a Web site called Big, shows a female ACORN employee talking to a man who claims to be a pimp interested in establishing a brothel where underage immigrant prostitutes would turn tricks in order to raise money for political activity. The woman, identified on the video as Tresa Kaelke, appears on posted footage to be interested in cooperating the plan....
  • Obama's NK Reaction: More Talks

    04/05/2009 10:10:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 686+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/5/09 | JOHN R. BOLTON
    Prior to North Korea's launch yesterday of a Taepodong-2 ballistic missile, President Barack Obama declared that such an action would be "provocative." This public statement was an attempt to reinforce the administration's private efforts to urge the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to fire the missile.
  • happy shoot-iversary to me

    08/28/2008 7:02:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 231+ views
    the bredafallacy ^ | 27 August, 2008 | Breda
    2 years and two days ago, I had never shot a gun. I didn't want to touch a gun. I didn't want guns in the house, didn't want guns in my life. No, no, no. No guns. No. I didn't like guns. A textbook case of hoplophobia, that was me. Mike spent a long time talking me into going to the range. I almost chickened out. I remember sitting on the couch, so afraid that I was near tears, saying, "No. I can't. I just can't, I don't want to..." "Just try it once. It'll be okay, nothing bad will...
  • What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Orlando, FL GOP Debate - Vol. II

    10/23/2007 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 64+ views
    Romney for President 2008 ^ | 10/22/07 | Romney for President 2008
    Monday, Oct 22, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Romney Press Shop (857) 288-6390 Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "WINNERS: Mitt Romney: ... as the debate wore on, Romney scored points with his passionate defense of his record as governor -- most notably on health care. Romney is most natural when speaking about his record of accomplishments; from Bain Capital to the Olympics to Massachusetts, he has put together an impressive resume of results. Romney spent much of the latter half of the debate reminding viewers of that." (Chris Cillizza, "McCain Shines At Latest GOP Debate," The Washington Post's "The Fix" Blog,,...
  • Quick reaction helps pilots thwart attack

    10/09/2007 5:05:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 799+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Rick Emert
    Left to right, Chief Warrant Officer Terry Eldridge, Capt. Thomas Loux, Chief Warrant Officer Cole Moughon and Chief Warrant Officer Kyle Kittleson pose in front of an AH-64D Apache. The four pilots from 1st “Attack” Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, reacted quickly when they came upon four anti-aircraft gun trucks and 20 heavily armed insurgents, Sept. 29. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rick Emert, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. CAMP TAJI — For the past year, Apache pilots from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade have conducted countless reconnaissance missions in...

    09/27/2007 7:59:25 PM PDT · by Vets_Husband_and_Wife · 26 replies · 131+ views
    BOMBINGS OF U.S. EMBASSIES IN AFRICA: 'SUPERPOWER IN THE CROSS HAIRS' Media in Kenya, Europe, the Middle East and Asia devoted front-page and editorial coverage to the two terrorist attacks against the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania last Friday. A majority of analysts--including many in the Middle East--fingered "radical Islamic organizations" as the perpetrators of the bombing attacks. Pundits across the board were quick to condemn the killing of innocent civilians. But opinion was mixed as to why this attack against the U.S. has taken place, and what the superpower should do about it. A few commentators expressed concern...
  • I’m seeing a trend

    07/24/2007 8:13:45 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 19 replies · 380+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | July 24, 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    24 July 2007 I’m seeing a trend CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 12:08 am I will ask for confirmation from you readers, but I am seeing a trend. The Motu Proprio is out, and we are feeling the calming of the adrenline.  Official statements of dioceses have been passed, and posted and parsed.  After posting lots of them, and reading even more, I see a pattern. Many bishops were warm in an unreserved way about Summorum Pontificum.  I must say many more were very guarded.  Over the last couple weeks the wagons have circled around a campfire...
  • More Magister on Liturgy

    07/16/2007 11:13:33 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 14 replies · 404+ views
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | July 16, 2007 | Shawn Tribe (citing Sandro Magister(
    More Magister on Liturgy posted by Shawn Tribe Sandro Magister has a piece up today, Liturgy and Ecumenism: How to Apply Vatican Council II. Here it is: For Benedict XVI, there must not be rupture between the Church’s past and present, but rather continuity. He has given proof of this with his latest decisions – receiving less criticism than foreseen, and much more agreement. The comments of Ruini, Amato, De Marco by Sandro Magister ROMA, July 16, 2007 – Just a few months ago, the French bishops were extremely concerned about the news that Benedict XVI was preparing to...
  • Mexican truck deal draws angry reaction (will be allowed to haul freight deeper into US)

    02/23/2007 12:59:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,306+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/07 | Leslie Miller - ap
    WASHINGTON - The news that Mexican trucks will be allowed to haul freight deeper into the United States drew an angry reaction Friday from labor leaders, safety advocates and members of Congress. They said Mexico has substandard trucks and low-paid drivers that will threaten national security, cost thousands of jobs and endanger motorists on the northern side of the border. The Bush administration's plan to let 100 Mexican trucking companies carry cargo beyond the immediate border area was announced Thursday in Mexico. "This program will make trade with Mexico easier and keep our roads safe at the same time," Transportation...
  • Iraqi Police serve as reaction force

    01/11/2007 8:29:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 324+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Special Police Transition Team
    BAGHDAD — The Airport Road here was once one of the most violent and dangerous roads in the country. Roadside bombs, small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade attacks were an everyday occurrence. Visiting dignitaries, news reporters and the soldiers tasked with providing security were well aware of these dangers along this five-mile stretch, known to the coalition forces as Route Irish. Things began to change in late 2004 and early 2005. The coalition recognized the critical importance of this main artery between Baghdad International Airport and the International Zone, located in the heart of Baghdad. A new focus was given to clear...
  • North Korea's Nuke Test : Related to String of Earthquakes ?

    10/17/2006 3:46:31 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 12 replies · 480+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 10/17/06 | vanity
    Within a day of North Korea's underground nuclear test,a "string" of earthquakes began: Japan,Hawaii,New Guinea/New Zealand,Kuril Islands. Is this mere coincidence, or did the test "trigger" an unexpected tectonic reaction ?
  • N. Korea: Schematic Diagram of the Test Site

    10/09/2006 8:52:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 1,103+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 10/10/06
    Schematic diagram of the test site The upper half of the following image shows where the test was conducted on Oct. 9(on the lower left corner of the map marked with orange flash symbol), and another new site for additional test(on the upper left corner, marked with a small yellow dot) The lower half of the image show the schematic diagram of the test site, with horizontal tunnels looping downward at the end to reach the test chamber. The illustration says that the tunnel is suspected to be from several hundreds meter to one kilometer long.
  • Applebaum Confused on Muslim Thuggery (CAIR)

    09/19/2006 9:14:50 PM PDT · by forty_years · 11 replies · 651+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 9/19/2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Why would it be so difficult to find clarity on the absurd Islamic reaction to the Pope's recent speech? Muslims have proven the Pope's point. Many have become angry and violent precisely because of being accused of being violent. And their violence is slowly but surely convincing more and more people in the West that Islam has a serious problem (my empirical analysis of Midwesterners). I have been almost amazed at the clarity of reporting on this subject, even from the Associated Press. Today, the Washington Post was willing to publish an ostensibly decent editorial on the Pope controversy, written...
  • A Cure Worse than the Disease

    09/02/2006 2:26:54 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 27 replies · 1,732+ views
    Cato Unbound ^ | July 11, 2006 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    A Cure Worse than the DiseaseBy Ted Galen Carpenter July 11th, 2006Reaction Essay Reuel Marc Gerecht provides a provocative analysis of the Iran problem that continues to bedevil U.S. foreign policy. Iran would be at or near the top of a list of countries Americans would least like to see have nuclear weapons, and the reason for apprehension has deepened dramatically in the past year with the emergence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ultimately, though, Gerecht's policy prescription--preventive military action to eliminate (or more accurately, to delay) Tehran's nuclear program is a classic case of a cure that is worse...
  • Quick Reaction Force Secures Operations Areas

    05/12/2006 6:43:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    U.S. soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division's 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Quick Reaction Force provide security during a visit by U.S. Army Gen. George Casey, Multinational Forces-Iraq commanding general, to the government center in downtown Balad Ruz, Iraq, April 29, 2006. U.S. Army photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowsk Quick Reaction Force Secures Operations Areas Quick Reaction Force soldiers' security duties range from clearing the way for a visiting VIP to assisting with security during the recovery of an unexploded roadside bomb. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment...
  • Online Democracy: Surprise ! It Works !!

    05/03/2006 8:47:10 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 16 replies · 747+ views
    The Morning Paper | 05/03/06 | vanity
    Online Democracy : Surprise ! It Works !! Last week, recently elected NJ Governor Jon Corzine decided he had to DO something about gasoline prices ; so he consulted with his advisors – good Democrats all – then announced he was planning to lower the state speed limit to 55 , and permit “self-service” gasoline sales. I’m sure the environmentalists were pleased with the idea of lowering the speed limit – but the People were not ! For one thing , New Jersey roads are easily the most heavily traveled in the nation – which means residents spend 75 to...
  • Arab-Americans bring own agenda to rally, receive mixed reaction (Featuring Dimwit of the Week)

    05/01/2006 5:58:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 2,112+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/1/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    Waving a Palestinian flag, a group of Muslims and Arab-Americans on Monday joined thousands of demonstrators in the state capital participating in the national boycott to support immigrant rights. While their presence was welcomed by the predominantly Hispanic crowd, their message received a mixed reaction. During speeches at a downtown park and on the steps of the Capitol, 25-year-old Lara Kiswani spoke about amnesty, the rights of workers and other issues important to immigration advocates. But she also used her speeches to criticize the war in Iraq, denounce the U.S.A. Patriot Act and rail against Israel's policies in the Middle...
  • 9 injured by SUV at UNC-Chapel Hill

    03/03/2006 6:14:40 PM PST · by Stayfree · 63 replies · 4,099+ views
    News14 Carolina ^ | March 3, 2006 | Associated Press
    9:14 pm x43 9 injured by SUV at UNC-Chapel Hill Updated: 3/3/2006 7:32 PM By: Associated Press WATCH THE VIDEO More Information UNC Hit-and-Run The driver of an SUV that sped through the UNC-CH campus, hitting several people, allegedly planned the attack as retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A recent University of North Carolina graduate faces attempted murder charges after a sport utility vehicle raced through a popular campus gathering spot Friday, hurting nine people and scattering startled bystanders. Six people -- five students and a visiting scholar -- were treated at...
  • Reaction to Bush's State of the Union

    01/31/2006 9:36:51 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 37 replies · 1,567+ views ^ | 1 February 2006
    Reaction to President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday: ___ "Tonight, the president told the American people that when America leads, America wins. Unfortunately, when President Bush and the Republican Congress have led, the special interests have won and the American people have lost. That is the cost of the Republican culture of corruption." - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. ___ "President Bush has succeeded and continues to succeed in offering once-in-a-generation levels of tax relief and trade agreements that produce opportunity for American workers. Those policies are a pretty easy sell in Congress for those who of...
  • CA: UC in denial - Reaction to scandals is itself scandalous

    01/17/2006 10:18:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 430+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/17/06 | Editorial
    The University of California Board of Regents and senior UC executives will gather at UCSD today for three days of meetings. We'd like to use this opportunity to urge them in the bluntest fashion possible to get their act together. The combination of blitheness, arrogance and denial seen in UC leaders' reaction to several recent scandals must be replaced by candor and reform. The latest scandal was the slap on the wrist given to Winston C. Doby, UC vice president for student affairs, after an internal investigation showed he had acted improperly in pushing UC Merced officials to create a...
  • New York Times Accused of Toying with Treason

    12/28/2005 8:40:40 AM PST · by Halgr · 7 replies · 248+ views ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | By Jim Kouri, CPP
    New York Times Accused of Toying with Treason By Jim Kouri, CPP Dec 28, 2005 From our chutzpah file comes this story: today's New York Times reports that defense lawyers in some of the country's biggest terrorism cases say they plan to bring legal challenges to determine whether the National Security Agency used illegal wiretaps against several dozen Muslim men tied to Al Qaeda. In an article written by James Risen, who wrote the original NSA spy article, the lawyers said in interviews that they wanted to learn whether the men were monitored by the agency and, if so,...
  • Real Angry Over Real Estate (Eminent domain reaction 'giant tsunami', developers hurry)

    10/05/2005 8:02:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,289+ views
    US News ^ | 10/10/05 | Silla Brush
    Real Angry Over Real Estate Why a recent Supreme Court ruling has lots of homeowners hot under the collar By Silla Brush 10/10/05 Stan Dunn and his wife, Barbara, had just sold their home in California and were about to retire to the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga this spring when they heard the rumblings: A developer might tear down their new home--and more than 300 other nearby houses--in order to build a new complex of apartments, townhouses, and businesses to eliminate blight and boost the economy. And while town officials are excited at the prospect, the Dunns say they have...
  • He’s No Souter: Many liberals heartened by possibility of Justice Roberts. They shouldn’t be.

    07/21/2005 6:12:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 1,097+ views
    Once upon a time, a Republican president distrustful of big government and enthralled with markets nominated a seemingly conservative man named Roberts to the Supreme Court. The president hoped and expected that long after he left the Oval Office, Justice Roberts would continue to do the work of his conservative movement. But Justice Roberts bitterly disappointed his erstwhile supporters, rejecting claims of states’ rights against the national government and defending the rights of minorities against the assertions of the national security state. A liberal fantasy? Hardly. The president was Herbert Hoover and the justice was Owen Roberts, who, in the...
  • Reactions to the Supreme Court Nomination of John G. Roberts

    07/19/2005 7:04:12 PM PDT · by LucyJo · 113 replies · 2,711+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 19, 2005 | The Associated Press
    Reactions to the Supreme Court Nomination of John G. Roberts The Associated Press Published: Jul 19, 2005 Reactions to President Bush's nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court: "The president has chosen someone with suitable legal credentials, but that is not the end of our inquiry. The Senate must review Judge Roberts' record to determine if he has a demonstrated commitment to the core American values of freedom, equality and fairness." - Senate minority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "Judge Roberts is the kind of outstanding nominee that will make America proud. He embodies the qualities America expects in...
  • A moment of clarity - (Do the Brits "get it" now?)

    07/14/2005 8:13:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 435+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    When our British counterparts did broach the subject in private conversations, you'd hear things such as "Well, that's your problem" or — with the memories of terrorist attacks by the Irish Republican Army in the 1970s and '80s still fresh in their minds — "Well, now you understand." You could even get into an argument over whether Tony Blair and the British government had been right to send British troops to fight in the U.S.-led war to root out terrorists in Afghanistan. The message was clear — that the Americans had somehow brought the Sept. 11 attacks upon themselves by...
  • Unreason - (must read! - one of the best columns YET on July 7 attack; Brits' reaction peculiar!)

    07/11/2005 8:42:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 752+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 11, 2005 | GEOFF METCALF
    Several years ago I asked Dennis Miller if 9/11 had been an epiphany for him. He said, "Sure! I'm just amazed it wasn't an epiphany for EVERYone…" In the wake of the recent London bombings I asked ABC's Aaron Ketersky if it had been an epiphany for Brits. I was shocked to hear, "Not necessarily." According to Ketersky, the folks he talked to in London felt it was "their turn…it was something inevitable…in fact they were preparing for it." How appallingly 'civilized'. Historically, England has treated Ireland and Scotland worse than they have their growing Muslim immigrants population and allies....
  • GOP Blasts Hillary Clinton for Her President Bush Comments - (finally hitting back!)

    07/11/2005 3:54:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 44 replies · 1,700+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JULY 11, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & Staff
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Republicans took aim at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday for comparing President Bush to Mad magazine's freckle-faced "What, me worry?" kid, Alfred E. Neuman. A Republican National Committee official said the former first lady was "part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party," while a spokesman for one of her potential 2006 Senate rivals said she was guilty of "insulting the president." "At a time when President Bush and most elected officials are focused on the security of our nation, Mrs. Clinton seems focused on taking partisan jabs and promoting her presidential campaign," added New York's...
  • The war within the west - (liberals' predictable reaction to London bombing; it's our fault!)

    07/08/2005 10:13:58 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 861+ views
    As I predicted yesterday, a number of commentators have rushed to blame Tony Blair and President Bush for causing yesterday’s carnage in London by having the effrontery to defend their countries against the war declared upon the west. Not that they see it that way, of course — the west’s defence is deemed to be aggression and the Islamist jihad merely an act of self-defence. Thus the ageing revolutionary Tariq Ali writes in the Guardian: ‘The real solution lies in immediately ending the occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. Just because these three wars are reported sporadically and mean little...