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  • Conservatives, be careful what you wish for with Mitt Romney (Reality Check)

    11/02/2012 10:10:42 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 181 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11/02/2012 | Juan Williams
    The truth is, the Tea Party anger that boiled over in response to the President Obama’s healthcare plan had been brewing for years due to conservative disappointment with George W. Bush’s policies. Bush created record-breaking deficits, embraced Congressional earmarks, gained passage of an enormous expansion of Medicare entitlements without funding it, nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, and backed McCain-Kennedy comprehensive immigration reform. Principled conservatives like Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity spoke out against the direction of the party, to their credit. Conservatives must be careful not to abandon their principles out of blind hated for President Obama....
  • The Bambino clears fences at debate!

    12/11/2011 7:33:52 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/2011 | Roger Simon
    The Bambino stands in the center of the stage, untouchable, uncatchable, unbeatable. He is Newt Gingrich, and he has become the Sultan of Swat. It is Saturday night at yet another Republican debate and — wham! wham! wham! — Gingrich keeps blasting them out of the park. Mitt Romney claims he should be president, because, unlike Newt, Romney is not a “career politician.” “Let’s be candid,” Newt replies. “The only reason you didn’t become a career politician is that you lost to Ted Kennedy in 1994.” Wham! Newt, like the real Bambino, Babe Ruth, is a man of appetites. For...
  • O can't handle the truth!

    03/06/2010 3:26:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,246+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 6, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- Throughout his political career, President Obama could not -- as Jack Nicholson's character in "A Few Good Men" might say -- handle the truth. He had the luxury of going to elegant parties, where he gallantly smoked cigarettes and held forth with idle chatter about the incomprehensibly grotesque manner in which America was fighting this war on terror. We should close that mean prison at Guantanamo, welcome ashore our enemies and treat them to our civilized system of civilian justice, a preening Obama told adoring audiences. It was, as that great American politician Bill Clinton once memorably remarked,...
  • White House Reality Check Site Still Silent on Abortion

    08/31/2009 12:27:03 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 747+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | August 31, 2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    Since launching three weeks ago, the White House Reality Check website on healthcare reform has been updated several times to debunk a growing number of alleged myths about the Democrats' plan. But the site is still silent on conservatives' charge that the plan will use taxpayer money to cover abortions. It's a stunning omission, given how much the government-funded abortion allegation has dominated this month's congressional town hall meetings on healthcare reform—and given that President Obama himself has called the charge a myth. "You've heard that this is all going to mean government funding of abortion," he said recently. "Not...
  • Conservative version of Reality Check realitycheckwhitehouse.com

    08/13/2009 3:22:53 PM PDT · by CaptainLeadbottom · 216+ views
    For all Freepers that live in Pa., there will be a large Tea Party on August 29th at 10am. I have posted the website address so you can get more information. I personally and my father will be both going. We added it here so that we can gather as much support as possible. Lets get as many people as we can to show up and show our support. From what I have heard and seen on the website Bob Basso will be there as one of there as a guest speaker. Hope to see you there
  • Democrats' Poll Numbers Cratering

    03/13/2009 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 23 replies · 1,914+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | March 13, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Will the Democrats ever acknowledge they might be in trouble? Or will they just go down screaming "IT'S ALL BUSH'S FAULT."
  • I'm too terrified of jail to carry on, says eco-warrior (reality check for 'Face'of activism chic)

    10/15/2008 12:00:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | October 15, 2008 | Benedict Moore-Bridger
    Tamsin Omond: Retiring from the 'frontline' I'm too terrified of jail to carry on, says eco-warriorBenedict Moore-Bridger 15.10.08     CAMBRIDGE graduate and "face" of the climate change campaign Tamsin Omond today revealed she was withdrawing from frontline action, admitting the thought of prison "terrifies" her.The 23-year-old told the Standard that her first full night behind bars had given her a "reality check", and how her parents are now concerned for her future.Ms Omond became one of the leading names in climate change campaigning after joining the so-called "Commons Five" who scaled Parliament in February to protest over plans...
  • Reality Check (Weekly Standard on Obama)

    03/19/2008 7:24:33 AM PDT · by jdm · 41 replies · 1,157+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 19, 2008 | by Michael Goldfarb
    What if I told you in 2004 that the Democratic party would run an African American candidate for president in 2008? I tell you National Journal will officially label this candidate the most liberal member of the United States Senate. This candidate will also have served less than three years in that Senate, with no executive, foreign policy, or military experience. Then I tell you that this candidate will lose the party's primaries in Texas, California, New York, Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Oh, and his minister sounds like Louis Farrakhan, and actually pals around and gives awards to Farrakhan. This...
  • CA: Stem Cell Reality Check (Prop 71 and CIRM)

    01/24/2007 10:31:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 1/24/07 | Malcolm Maclachlan
    A University of California Berkeley economics professor has done an analysis of the financial returns likely to come to California from stem cell research--and he said they will likely be a small fraction of what proponents of state-funded stem-cell research have estimated. Dr. Richard Gilbert originally published his report--titled "Dollars for Genes: Revenue Generation by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine"--in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal in June. It finds that the state will likely make only minimal financial returns on any stem cell research it funds via the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). "The study finds that stem...
  • CA: Reality check for stem cell optimism (Prop 71 and CIRM)

    12/03/2006 9:46:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 453+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/3/06 | Mary Engel
    The meeting was almost over when Roman Reed steered his wheelchair to the microphone. On the table before him sat a 149-page book of budget charts and timetables, the first concrete outline of what California's voter-approved stem cell institute plans to accomplish in its 10-year lifespan. "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart," Reed said to the institute's staff and 29-member oversight board in October. "I promised my son that one day I would be able to walk, stand next to him and go hold my wife's hand. And seeing this road map to cures, I...
  • My take on Bush’s poll numbers

    05/12/2006 2:11:31 PM PDT · by Pharmer · 33 replies · 1,001+ views
    my fertile mind | 05/12/2006 | me
    Do you ever feel like your in an alternative reality? These days I do! Some things do not make sense! How can we be in the middle of a time where we are actively pursuing an enemy who has been a thorn in America’s side for nearly 30 years (since the overthrow of the Shah of Iran) and winning the fight to boot, and yet we are told that America has lost it’s stomach for a fight? If the war sucks so bad, where are the soldiers coming home with tales of horror and woe? Where are the cargo planes...
  • Too close for some people's comfort (Reality check for anti-Americans in Canada!)

    03/05/2006 9:53:07 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 100 replies · 2,177+ views
    Western Standard ^ | 02/27/06 | Terry O'Neill
    Too close for some people's comfort Those who think Canadians are manifestly distinct from the folks next door may be disappointed by a new study Terry O'Neill - February 27, 2006 The drumstick of Canadian nationalism beats with predictable regularity on the head of Uncle Sam. Ask many Canadians to define their country, and chances are they'll do so by contrasting it, superiorly, to the United States. As former prime minister Paul Martin put it during the election campaign, while his attack ads were busy painting Tory leader Stephen Harper as "[George] Bush's new best friend," Canadians see America as...
  • It is opposite day!!

    12/21/2004 8:21:21 PM PST · by jbamb · 3 replies · 208+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-21-04 | John Bambenek
    Contract these two stories... http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&ncid=578&e=9&u=/nm/20041221/ts_nm/un_usa_annan_dc with http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/12/20/114357.shtml Now, in the first case, you have the biggest case of embezzlement and fraud in the history of the world. You have the secretary general's son implicated. You have people dying because guns were sent instead of food. He gets to stay. Now you get Donald Rumsfeld, being blamed for the actions of some enlisted men that have clearly had no guidance from above to do what they did. Of course, there are no crimes actually mentioned, simply that Rangel (you know, the liberal Congressman that tried to bring you the draft and...
  • Liberal chattering class unhinged

    11/18/2004 9:42:53 PM PST · by txradioguy · 17 replies · 1,059+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 29 Nov. 2004 | David Limbaugh
    The liberal chattering class has literally gone off its collective rocker. Little negative has occurred since the election -- cabinet shakeups are routine and traditional, and our guys routed the bad guys in Fallujah -- but the way the Left is carrying on you'd think President Bush had issued a string of corrupt pardons, or something. I wouldn't think Democrat angst could get much worse. Democrats have acted like victims of robbery the last four years, but now they're acting like women scorned, rejected by a dueling banjo-wielding electorate. I guess I suspected they'd take their losses badly, but I...
  • Kerry Kennedy Reality Check

    06/22/2004 1:19:23 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 404+ views
    KERRY KENNEDY REALITY CHECK:While John Kerry And Ted Kennedy Blindly Attack, President Bush Leads Global Non-Proliferation Effort_________________________________________________________WANT TO ELEVATE NONPROLIFERATION TO TOP OF GLOBAL AGENDA – PRESIDENT BUSH ALREADY DIDPresident Bush And His Fellow G-8 Leaders Had Already Declared That Spread Of WMD And International Terrorism Constitutes “The Pre-Eminent Threat To International Security.”  (“G-8 Nations Declare Support for WMD Nonproliferation Regime; North Korea, Iran specifically identified as problem countries,” State Department, 6/2/03)ü      G-8 Declaration On Nonproliferation.  “We recognise that the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery poses a growing danger to us all. Together...
  • WINNING BIG (Mr. Peters Analysis Both Knowing and Reassuring)

    03/24/2003 4:04:52 PM PST · by conservativecorner · 16 replies · 379+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 24, 2003 | Ralph Peters
    <p>March 24, 2003 -- IN combat, the ideal leader is the man who remains calm and methodical under fire. Today's 24/7 broadcast news demands just the opposite: raised voices, an atmosphere of crisis and a rush to judgment. After declaring victory on Friday and Saturday, a number of media outlets all but announced our defeat yesterday, treating the routine events of warfare as if they were disasters.</p>
  • President Bartlet, Please Take Me Back

    12/27/2002 11:03:20 PM PST · by Timesink · 10 replies · 281+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 28, 2002 | Frank Luntz
    December 28, 2002 President Bartlet, Please Take Me BackBy FRANK LUNTZ cLEAN, Va. -- There is a small, humorless segment of conservative society that is now convinced more than ever that NBC's "The West Wing" is a plot, a weekly Hollywood conspiracy to overturn the electoral outcome of 2000. I should know. In 2001, I joined Marlin Fitzwater and Peggy Noonan as one of three consultants hired to provide a conservative perspective to the show's writers. Then, in the summer of this year, all three of us were dumped. To conservatives, it was proof that "The West Wing" hates...
  • The pregnant pause here is me imagining oldster moms

    11/22/2002 6:29:50 PM PST · by victim soul · 6 replies · 675+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 11.14.02 | Kerry Dougherty
    The pregnant pause here is me imagining oldster moms he Virginian-Pilot © November 14, 2002 http://www.pilotonline.com/opinion/op1114dou.html Excuse me. Please. I'm trembling so violently I can barely type. I'm also hyperventilating, perspiring and on the verge of what feels like a bad case of the vapors. Blame it on the news. Once again, The Pilot's front page has scared the bejabbers out of me. And a lot of other women. No, I'm not referring to Wednesday's headline that raised the specter of Osama bin Laden still menacing America. Most of us already knew that. I'm talking about that happy little story...
  • A Full Report on Operation Anaconda

    09/23/2002 9:31:55 PM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 17 replies · 3,138+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | June 27th | Austin Bay
    A Full Report on Operation Anaconda -- America's First Battle of the 21st Century. A Complete After Action Interview with COL Weircinski by Austin Bay June 27, 2002 I spoke with COL Frank Wiercinski for nearly two hours. My Creators Syndicate column (week of June 24) could only hit the briefest highlights. My thanks to StrategyPage for giving us space for the complete interview. COL Frank Wiercinski BioNote that I had to prune some useful and colorful military terminology from my column. I didn’t do that here. Given limited editorial space, I also had to limit the granularity of COL Wiercinski’s descriptions....
  • Monday's Stock Market WrapUp

    03/25/2002 4:07:33 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 489+ views
    Financial Sense Online ^ | March 25, 2002 | Jim Puplava
     Weekday Commentary from Jim Puplava Home AMEX GOLD BUG INDEX (HUI)Analysts and BubbleheadsSTILL haven't noticed! The Week in Graphs  Monday's Market Scoreboard  March 25, 2002  Dow Industrials 146 10,281.67  Dow Utilities 1.08 303.76  Dow Transports 60.04 2817.23  S & P 500 16.83 1131.87  Nasdaq 38.9 1812.49  US Dollar to Yen   133.415  US Dollar to Euro   .8776  Gold 0.1 297.7  Silver .032 4.54  Oil .36 24.99  CRB Index .19 203.37  Natural Gas .105 3.326 All market indexes Storm Watch Geopolitical News in Focus Global Analysis with J. R. Nyquist Precious Metals Storm Watch Update   "Let The 2002 Goodwill...