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  • Opus

    01/27/2018 10:30:39 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 212 replies
    Vanity | butterdezillion
    My comments and threads are scheduled to be deleted when I am zotted in a few days. I asked for the threads to remain so material is not lost but there is not the software to do that. If you have posted content to any of my threads that you would like to keep, please save it within the next few days so it is not lost.
  • Source Says Megyn Kelly ‘Would Not Be Welcomed Back’ at Fox News

    06/20/2017 11:16:19 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 126 replies
    breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2017 | Tony Lee
    After Kelly’s controversial and much-hyped interview with Alex Jones tanked by again failing to beat out reruns of 60 Minutes and America’s Funniest Home Videos, New York radio host Mark Simone tweeted on Monday that NBC is trying to unload Kelly and convince Fox News to take her back. But a high-ranking Fox News source told Breitbart News that there is “no way” Kelly could come back to the network. Quite simply, the source told Breitbart News, Kelly “would not be welcomed back.” Simone also suggested that if Kelly becomes more toxic and her ratings tank even more, “NBC will...
  • Constitution Party convenes in KC - Alan Keyes expected to get presidential nomination

    04/24/2008 9:04:17 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 50 replies · 91+ views
    St. Joseph News-Press ^ | April 24, 2008 | Ken Newton
    While Democrats and Republicans look months ahead to the national conventions of their parties, one political group gathers in our backyard this week to declare its presidential nominee. The Constitution Party is holding its national convention through Saturday at the Downtown Marriott in Kansas City. As its name implies, the party has as its guiding principle a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Its mission statement reads, in part: "It is our goal to limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions and to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations." The party began in 1992...
  • Report: Foley tried entering pages' dorm

    10/11/2006 11:17:46 AM PDT · by TexKat · 39 replies · 1,218+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/11/06
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A former Republican worker in Washington claims former Rep. Mark Foley tried to gain entrance to the pages' dormitory while drunk, ABC News reports. The network said the testimony will be given to the House ethics committee on Thursday by Kirk Fordham, Foley's former chief of staff. A source said Fordham will testify he was told by House clerk Jeff Trandahl that Foley had been stopped by security staff a few years ago, and that Fordham said he notified the office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. Foley resigned when reports emerged he had been...
  • McCain Stand Comes at a Price

    09/21/2006 12:10:42 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 142 replies · 2,235+ views
    LA Times ^ | 09-19-06 | By Janet Hook and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
    WASHINGTON — Conservative activists are heaping criticism on Sen. John McCain for fighting President Bush over proposed rules for the interrogation of terrorism suspects, a dispute that has reopened long-standing divisions between the maverick Republican lawmaker and his party's establishment. The attack from the right, which coalesced over the weekend, could undercut McCain's effort to woo Bush backers and other party regulars for an anticipated 2008 presidential bid. His position on terrorism prisoners has fueled critics' skepticism about McCain's conservative credentials. "This very definitely is going to put a chilling effect on the tremendous strides he has made in the...
  • McCain Should Stick to His Principles (Barfer)

    09/19/2006 10:37:40 AM PDT · by freespirited · 32 replies · 774+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/19/06 | Richard Cohen
    In the early 1960's, Johnny Carson hosted an afternoon TV show called "Who Do You Trust?'' The title was grammatically incorrect, but I will use it anyway to pose a question regarding the current fuss over the Geneva Conventions: When it comes to George Bush and John McCain, who -- or whom -- do you trust? This is about as dumb a question as the Groucho Marx standard from "You Bet Your Life," yet another old TV show: Who's buried in Grant's Tomb? The contest, after all, is between a president who has repeatedly broken faith with the American people...
  • Alert: Miranda & McCain

    09/19/2006 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 53 replies · 1,216+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | Andy McCarthy
    Richard Miniter has an interesting article at Opinion Journal today, explaining that among the things that moved House Armed Services Chairman Duncan Hunter toward the president's proposal on military commissions and away from the McCain/Graham/Warner proposal which is more modeled on the Uniform Code of Military Justice is the outrage that the UCMJ would require us to give Miranda warnings at the moment of battlefield capture for an al Qaeda terrorist. This really demonstrates how irresponsible the passage and signing of the 2005 McCain Amendment was. I note in fairness that I believe Sen. Graham — who I have criticized...
  • McCain’s Dubious High Ground

    09/19/2006 9:08:26 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 22 replies · 628+ views
    National Review On Line ^ | 19 Sep 06 | McCain’s Dubious High Ground
    McCain’s Dubious High Ground John McCain and his band of Republican rebels defying President Bush on the issue of interrogation have a strange attachment to confused argumentation. By Rich Lowry For people supposedly occupying the moral high ground, John McCain and his band of Republican rebels defying President Bush on the issue of interrogation have a strange attachment to confused argumentation. They maintain that the United States can’t define more precisely its obligations for the treatment of unlawful combatants under the vague language of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions to allow the tough interrogations of terrorists, as Bush...
  • Gingrich opposed to U.S. strike on Iran

    09/01/2006 7:44:52 AM PDT · by slowhand520 · 99 replies · 1,957+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Gingrich opposed to U.S. strike on Iran By Ralph Z. Hallow THE WASHINGTON TIMES September 1, 2006 ROME -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich this week moved a step further toward casting himself as the conservative alternative to Sen. John McCain in a possible run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. In an impromptu speech during a Mediterranean cruise that hosted scores of conservative donors and activists, the Georgia Republican expressed unexpected skepticism about prospects of military intervention to halt Iran's nuclear program. "I am opposed to a military strike on Iran because I don't think it accomplishes very much...
  • Behind McCain's Blast At Bush Over the War

    08/23/2006 2:54:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 54 replies · 1,789+ views
    Time.com ^ | 24 August 2006 | JAMES CARNEY
    John McCain has been President Bush's indispensable political ally on the war in Iraq. So what was the Arizona senator and top-shelf 2008 presidential contender up to yesterday in Ohio when he unloaded on the Bush Administration's handling of the war in a speech that, with a few tweaks, could have been delivered by an anti-war Democrat? "I think one of the biggest mistakes we made was underestimating the size of the task and the sacrifices that would be required," McCain said. "Stuff happens, mission accomplished, last throes, a few dead-enders," he went on, citing some of the, ah, less-than-accurate...
  • McCain Signals Distance From Bush, Neocons

    08/23/2006 10:52:05 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 141 replies · 1,946+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 23 aug 06 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Senator McCain's unusually blunt attack on the Bush administration yesterday, including a claim that President Bush and other top officials led Americans to believe that the Iraq war would be "some kind of day at the beach," is fueling suspicions that the Arizona senator and potential 2008 presidential candidate is seeking to straddle rival foreign policy camps in the Republican Party.
  • Has Chuck Hagel Hijacked the Straight Talk Express?

    08/18/2006 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies · 695+ views
    NEWS NET NEBRASKA ^ | 18 AUGUST 2006 | Arianna Huffington
    Has Chuck Hagel Hijacked the Straight Talk Express? In the same way that the race for the Democratic nomination in 2008 is shaping up to be Hillary vs the non-Hillary, centering on differences over the war in Iraq, the race on the Republican side looks like it could turn out to be McCain vs the non-McCain, also centering on differences over the war. And the man looking more and more like the non-McCain is Chuck Hagel. Arianna Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist, editor of the HuffingtonPost.com and co-host of "Left, Right & Center," public radio's popular political roundtable...
  • Hagel opposes sending more troops to Baghdad [He suggested enlisting former Presidents Bill Clinton

    08/06/2006 9:52:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 873+ views
    25 minutes ago Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (news, bio, voting record), a frequent Republican critic of President George W. Bush's Iraq policy, said on Sunday it was irresponsible and wrong to send more U.S. troops to Baghdad. Speaking on the CBS show "Face the Nation," Hagel said pouring more U.S. troops into Baghdad would not reverse the rising tide of sectarian killing there. "Where we go from here ... is a cold, hard assessment that Iraq is not going to turn out the way we were promised it would, and that's a fact, not because I say it -- that's...
  • Hagel: Begin Iraq withdrawal within 6 months

    08/04/2006 1:39:32 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 50 replies · 1,039+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | August 4 2006 | DON WALTON
    The United States needs to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq within the next six months, Sen. Chuck Hagel said Thursday, rather than ratcheting up its military commitment now. With Iraq exploding in sectarian violence and “moving closer and closer to a straight-out civil war,” Hagel said, the Bush administration’s decision to transfer nearly 5,000 additional U.S. troops into Baghdad is “only going to make it worse for us.” With violence “out of control” and militias in charge, Hagel said, U.S. troops increasingly are “seen as occupiers.” It’s also possible Iraq may evolve into some kind of Islamic republic, he said....
  • Republican Senator Criticizes US Policy on Middle East

    08/01/2006 12:16:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies · 635+ views
    VOA News ^ | 01 August 2006 | Deborah Tate
    A key Senate Republican is calling on the Bush administration to work for an immediate cease-fire in the conflict between Israeli forces and the Lebanese-based Hezbollah militants. Senator Chuck Hagel Senator Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on President Bush to appoint a special envoy to the Middle East. He suggested former secretaries of state Colin Powell and James Baker would be good candidates for the post. In a speech on the Senate floor Monday, Hagel urged the Bush administration to do something it has so far refused: engage Syria and...
  • Senator wants immediate cease-fire [Hagel!]

    07/31/2006 3:13:06 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 45 replies · 990+ views
    A leading Republican senator said President Bush should call for an immediate Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire. “The sickening slaughter on both sides must stop,” Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said Monday on the Senate floor.Hagel said the U.S.-Israel link is special, but said that the link should not come at the expense of relationships with the Arab and Muslim worlds. Hagel is a possible contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2008.
  • Hagel calls Iraq 'replay of Vietnam'

    07/29/2006 11:21:39 AM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 1,165+ views
    Onmaha.com ^ | 7/29/06 | staff
    Calling conditions in Iraq "an absolute replay of Vietnam," Sen. Chuck Hagel said Friday that the Pentagon is making a mistake by beefing up American forces in Iraq. U.S. soldiers have become "easy targets" in a country that has descended into "absolute anarchy," the Nebraska Republican and Vietnam combat veteran said in an interview with The World-Herald. Hagel previously has likened the war in Iraq to Vietnam, but Friday's comments drew a stronger connection. They followed a speech on the Middle East that Hagel delivered at the Brookings Institution.
  • Press release: McCain finds the spotlight once again

    05/12/2006 11:23:24 AM PDT · by meandog · 49 replies · 351+ views
    Straight Talk America | Apr 11, 2006 | John McCain
    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement: “I want to assure the American people that the cosponsors of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, and the senators who worked to find a compromise last week that would have won the support of a substantial Senate majority remain totally committed to returning to this issue when the Senate returns from recess. “The public expects Congress to address comprehensively this national problem recognizing both the vulnerability of our inadequately protected borders and the need to allow an earned path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who work...
  • Hagel: I've lost confidence in Rumsfeld

    04/19/2006 7:24:25 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 116 replies · 2,357+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | April 17, 2006 | Don Walton
    Sen. Chuck Hagel said Monday he shares the lack of confidence in Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld separately voiced by six retired generals. “The concern I’ve had is, at a very dangerous time, (the) secretary of defense does not command the respect and confidence of our men and women in uniform,” Hagel said. “There is a real question about his capacity to lead at this critical time,” he said. “I have had many conversations with military leaders about their concern about what’s happening at the Pentagon and with our force structure.” Hagel first expressed lack of confidence in Rumsfeld a...
  • Caption This Picture! -- Cindy Holds On

    08/30/2005 2:23:05 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 73 replies · 1,846+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | August 30, 2005 | N/A
    Cindy Sheehan hugs a tent pole as the camp breaks down near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Sheehan and her anti-war supporters are taking their protest on a cross country tour. (AP Photo/LM Otero) I always figured she'd have to be dragged out of there kicking and screaming.