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  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/02/2015 11:58:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/02/2015 | BY PHILIP PULLELLA, Vatican City
    Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not be seen as an endorsement of her views, the Vatican said on Friday. One Vatican official said there was "a sense of regret" that the pope had ever seen Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail in September for refusing to honor a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and issue same-sex marriage licenses. The encounter in Washington was originally kept secret and has sparked widespread debate since it became public this...
  • Speaking Out About the Transgender ‘Delusion’

    05/09/2015 3:54:53 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 05/06/2015 | BY BRIAN FRAGA
    An interview with Walt Heyer, who lived eight years as a woman following ‘gender reassignment’ surgery before undergoing therapy, turning to Christ and returning to living as a man. Courtesy of Walt Heyer Walt Heyer reverted to his biological male identity after living as a woman following ‘gender reassignment’ surgery. Walt Heyer lived for eight years as a woman named Laura Jensen. Having suffered from gender-identity disorder since he was a child, Heyer was a married, successful businessman when he underwent cosmetic surgery to alter his sex at age 42. However, Heyer said surgery and hormone treatment failed to address...
  • Harvard Student Regrets Her Abortion: “On the Inside the Screaming Hasn’t Stopped”

    05/04/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies
    Lifenews ^ | May 4, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    559 122 1 Total: 682 In a recent article in The Harvard Crimson, a student shared her story of having an abortion after her boyfriend broke up with her. She writes, “All I desperately wanted was to have my boyfriend back. I wanted him to hold me and let me cry into his chest, for him to tell me that everything was okay even though it wasn’t. But by the time I found out the truth, it was too late to get him back. He had started dating another girl two months after we broke up. I couldn’t tell him....
  • IT Worker Replaced by Foreign National Regrets Voting for Obama

    03/18/2015 1:04:00 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 69 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    “I’ve paid my taxes, obeyed the laws and have been a good citizen supporting the community with donations,” the former SCE worker wrote. “I voted for President Obama and was appalled that he implemented a rule change, which allows work permits to H-1B spouses. My future votes will only go to candidates that support reforms to the H-1B visa program that preserve the American worker.”
  • Ed Henry to Earnest: Does Obama Regret Calling Bush "Unpatriotic" For Adding $4 Trillion To

    At Friday's White House press briefing, FOX News' Ed Henry asked press secretary Josh Earnest if President Obama had any regrets about calling then-President Bush "unpatriotic" for adding $4 trillion to the national debt when he was a Senator running for president. Henry's question followed Earnest's response to Rudy Giuliani's comment that President Obama doesn't love America. Earnest said he felt "sorry" for Giuliani and said the former NYC mayor has tarnished his legacy. "Josh, given your sorrow for Rudy Giuliani do you think the president has any regrets about saying President Bush was unpatriotic for adding $4 trillion to...
  • Obamacare Architect Gruber: I Regret Calling American People ‘Stupid’

    11/11/2014 4:16:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 148 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/14 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Tuesday that he regrets saying that aspects of Obamacare needed to be concealed from the public due to the “stupidity of the American voter.” “Do you stand by the comments in that video?,” MSNBC host Ronan Farrow asked Gruber, referring to a video of Gruber explaining how a lack of transparency helped Obamacare pass into law. “The comments in the video were made at an academic conference,” Gruber said. “I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments.” Farrow then argued on Gruber’s behalf that
  • Toni Braxton Joins Ranks of Other Celebrities in Revealing Abortion

    06/05/2014 10:06:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    national review ^ | Arina O. Grossu
    What do Toni Braxton, Sharon Osbourne, Sherri Shepherd, Sinead O’Connor, Stevie Nicks, and Charlotte Dawson have in common? They’ve all had abortions. Sharon Osbourne, reality star and talent-show judge on the British X Factor TV show, suffered three miscarriages due to damage to her cervix after having had an abortion at age 17. She recounted: “I had an abortion at 17 and it was the worst thing I ever did . . . I went alone. I was terrified. It was full of other young girls, and we were all terrified and looking at each other and nobody was saying...
  • YOLO + Obama = Disaster For America

    09/27/2012 4:24:12 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    For the uninitiated, YOLO =  You Only Live Once. It's an internet meme that probably started off with good intentions about seizing the day, but degenerated into jackassery...Not unlike all things liberal.    
  • Happy Birthday...Make A Wish

    06/23/2011 10:58:05 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-24-2011
    Music video by Flipsyde performing Happy Birthday. Happy make a wish Verse 1: Please accept my apologies, wonder what would have been Would you've been a little angel or an angel of sin? Tom-boy running around, hanging with all the guys. Or a little tough boy with beautiful brown eyes? I payed for the murder before they determined the sex Choosing our life over your life meant your death And you never got'a chance to even open your eyes Sometimes I wonder as a foetus if you faught for your life? Would you have been a little genius...
  • Krugman: The President Is Missing

    04/11/2011 5:19:48 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 4-10-11 | Krugman
    What have they done with President Obama? What happened to the inspirational figure his supporters thought they elected? Who is this bland, timid guy who doesn’t seem to stand for anything in particular?
  • Starbucks CEO: Health Care Law to Hurt Small Business

    03/22/2011 9:57:16 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/22/11 | America's Newsroom
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is backpedaling on his support for Obama’s health care law. The coffee giant CEO said in a statement that the way the bill is written under the current guidelines, the pressure on small business because of the mandate is “too great.” Martha MacCallum spoke to Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office and president of the American Action Forum about Schultz’s statement and the impact to small business owners.
  • Gingrich Says He Doesn't Regret Supporting Medicare Drug Plan Which Is Now a $7.2 Trillion Unfunded

    03/18/2011 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 3/18/11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( -- Former House Speaker New Gingrich (R-Ga.), a likely 2012 presidential candidate, told today that he does not regret supporting the enactment of the Medicare prescription drug plan which now presents the federal government with a $7.2 trillion unfunded liability. An unfunded liability is a benefit the federal government has promised to pay that is not matched by tax revenue to fund it and thus represents an anticipated increase in the national debt.
  • North Korea expresses regret at civilian deaths (sorry but not that sorry)

    11/27/2010 6:38:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Earth Times ^ | 11/27/10
    North Korea expresses regret at civilian deaths Sat, 27 Nov 2010 13:23:03 GMT Seoul - North Korea on Saturday expressed its regret at the civilian deaths from its shelling of a South Korean island earlier in the week, but then blamed the south for provoking the incident and accused it of using human shields. In a comment via the state-run KCNA news agency, Pyongyang accused the south of using civilians as human shields on Yeonpyeong island and remarked on the reports of civilian deaths. "If that is true, it is very regrettable, but the enemy should be held responsible for...
  • Blumenthal digs deeper

    05/25/2010 4:35:10 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 436+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 25, 2010 | Editorial
    Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal finally apologized for having lied about his Vietnam-era military service. Well, sort of. He e-mailed a Hartford newspaper expressing "regret [for] offending anyone." And then, only after the paper asked the Democratic US Senate candidate flat-out whether he intended to apologize. The New York Times last week disclosed that Blumenthal has often claimed to have served in Vietnam when, in fact, he received five deferments, then enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves for stateside service. In his e-mail to the Hartford Courant, Blumenthal -- who over the weekend accepted the Democratic nomination to succeed Sen....
  • CT VFW Cdr. releases statement on Blumenthal "regret"

    05/18/2010 1:22:48 PM PDT · by Mach9 · 34 replies · 1,294+ views
    VFW, Connecticut | May 18, 2010 | DeFederico
    The following statement is by Richard DiFederico, Department Commander of Connecticut’s largest war veterans’ organization, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: “Those who served in Vietnam or offshore or in neighboring countries rightfully earned all the belated thanks and appreciation our nation can muster. Those who served in uniform during the Vietnam era also deserve our gratitude, which makes Mr. Blumenthal's claim to be something he is not so outrageous. It diminishes the service of all who served and sacrificed, most especially those whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Wall. Mr. Blumenthal was considered one of...
  • Post-abortion outreach ads in NYC subways invoke vitriolic response

    03/13/2010 6:55:41 AM PST · by mlizzy · 22 replies · 667+ views
    Jill Stanek ^ | 3-13-10 | Jill Stanek
    They hadn't even seen them yet but hated them. From, March 8, with the objective headline, "Don't look now: You may not like the ads you see"...Starting this week, the NYC subway system will be flooded with a massive ad campaign that addresses a touchy subject: abortion. The 2k ads, which straphangers will see in nearly every subway station beginning tomorrow, depict either a woman saying, "I thought life would be the way it was before," or a man saying, "I often wonder if there was something I could have done to help her." The ads haven't been unveiled...
  • Ahmadinejad warns powers will 'regret' if Iran sanctioned

    02/16/2010 12:26:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 459+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | Hiedeh Farmani
    TEHRAN (AFP) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Tuesday that world powers would regret any moves to slap new sanctions on Iran, while stressing that Tehran was still ready for a UN-brokered nuclear fuel deal. His latest salvo came as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toured the Gulf to seek backing for possible sanctions against Iran for defiantly pursuing its nuclear programme. "If anybody seeks to create problems for Iran, our response will not be like before," Ahmadinejad told a packed news conference in Tehran. "Something in response will be done which will make them (the world powers) regret"...

    01/24/2010 10:52:31 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 22 replies · 1,107+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 24, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Another Obama voter is coming clean, admitting their 'buyer's remorse'. A Real Clear Politics article by Jill Dorson, today, candidly reveals and expresses the disappointment, disillusion, and heartfelt regret felt for having voted for, and being suckered into, the Obama "euphoria" and "hope and change" rhetoric. As you'll see, she is not a Sarah Palin fan, suggesting that her supposed lack of intelligence kept her from voting for John McCain in 2008. I'm always amazed and confused that someone would state that, yet not be turned off by Joe Biden's clear, documented buffoonery. Nevertheless, the article reeks of genuineness and...
  • Why I Regret Voting For President Obama

    01/24/2010 8:12:30 AM PST · by Saije · 334 replies · 7,163+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/24/2010 | Jill Dorson
    I am a registered Independent. I voted for Barack Obama. And for that, I am sorry. I'm not sorry for you. I'm sorry for me. Because I voted for Obama for me, not for you. I voted for hope and change and all the intangibles that Obama was peddling in the wake of the financial crisis, Sarah Palin, Sept. 11 and all the other ills that shook our country in the last decade. I wanted something new. Something different. What I got was, I suppose, exactly what I voted for - a spin doctor. And not a very good one...
  • Grayson Regrets Comparing Health Care Crisis to Holocaust

    10/03/2009 10:28:55 AM PDT · by GVnana · 33 replies · 1,095+ views ^ | 10/2/2009
    Florida Rep. Alan Grayson vowed not to use the term again in a letter he sent Friday to the Andrew Rosenkranz, Florida regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish organization that fights anti-Semitism. Friday, October 02, 2009 Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, who has drawn fire for saying Republicans want Americans to "die quickly" if they get sick, expressed regret Friday for comparing the health care crisis to a "holocaust." Grayson vowed not to use the term again in a letter he sent Friday to the Andrew Rosenkranz, Florida regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish...
  • Obama official regrets advice to gay student (Another Czar's past either ignored or not vetted)

    09/30/2009 6:45:05 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies · 778+ views
    google ^ | 9/30/2009 | ap
    The Obama administration Wednesday defended an Education Department official over advice he gave a gay student about sex 21 years ago. The official, Kevin Jennings, says he should have handled the situation differently when he told the boy he hoped he had used a condom during a sexual encounter with an older man. Jennings, who now heads the department's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, has been under fire from conservatives and right-wing groups for not reporting the incident to authorities or to the boy's parents. In a statement Wednesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Jennings has devoted his...
  • Obama official regrets advice to gay student in Concord

    09/30/2009 3:31:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,059+ views
    AP ^ | September 30, 2009
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is defending an Education Department official over advice he gave a gay student about sex 21 years ago. The official, Kevin Jennings, says he should have handled the situation differently. Jennings was teaching high school in Concord, Mass., in 1988 when a sophomore boy confessed an involvement with an older man in Boston. He told the boy, "I hope you knew to use a condom."
  • Head of Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Expresses Regret [Kevin Jennings]

    09/30/2009 3:45:02 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 27 replies · 892+ views
    ABC News Blogs - Political Punch ^ | 9/30/2009 | Jake Tapper
    That Jennings knew of a sexually active 15-year-old, of any gender, involved with “an older man” and didn’t take steps to report that relationship to the student’s parents or to authorities has made him a target for criticism -- long before he was put in charge of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.
  • Birth control pill creator regrets population decline

    09/27/2009 8:38:35 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 31 replies · 1,501+ views
    " chemist who led to the invention of the birth control pill says he regrets the demographic catastrophe that has resulted from people using the contraceptive device to separate reproduction from sexuality, reports Baptist Press. Carl Djerassi, the 85-year-old Austrian chemist who was one of three whose formulation of synthetic hormones paved the way for the pill, wrote an opinion piece in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard lamenting the way the pill has been used. Austria's population now includes more people over age 65 than under 15, and Djerassi said the country soon will face an "impossible situation" as the...
  • "I'm so sorry I voted for Obama" website

    08/21/2009 10:27:24 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 35 replies · 1,867+ views
    Official website ^ | Aug '09? | unknown
    This website invites those who voted for Obama and now regret it to post their comments. There are about 1000 posts at the time of this writing and their goal is two million. Those who did not vote for Obama are invited to post comments made by friends or family who now regret voting for Obama. I encourage anyone interested to go to the site and post - but I hope that those of us who are infuriated by Obama will not use it to bash prior Obama voters. This opportunity for them to post Obama voter regrets can play...
  • Some Obama Voters Start to Express Regret

    08/04/2009 6:16:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 84 replies · 3,762+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/4/09 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    The coffee was still brewing when Chris Ann Cleland got her first reminder of the day that voting for Barack Obama might have been a mistake. The Prince William County real estate agent was sitting at a long wooden table covered with paperwork. Her clients, a young couple who had brought their 2-week-old baby, were finalizing a short sale on a townhouse that they were anxious to unload, even if it meant ruining their credit, because they had maxed out their credit cards trying to make the payments. For Cleland, it was another example -- one of many this day...
  • Mother-Of-Killed Sailor Regrets Voting For Obama (video)

    02/08/2009 3:50:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1,343+ views
    Mother-Of-Killed Sailor Regrets Voting For Obama (video)
  • Women Race to Get Tattoos Erased

    07/22/2008 9:55:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 379 replies · 710+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2008 | By DAN CHILDS
    Perhaps it was because she had always wanted to do it. Or it could have been the fact that her college friends were road tripping from her university in Boston to Rhode Island to have it done. Whatever the reason, Jana Steele says that the flowers she got tattooed on her lower back when she was 18 years old are a lingering reminder of her freshman year. "It was something that I always talked about doing and wanted, but I probably would not have gone through with it without a big group of people," she says. Now a 26-year-old professional...
  • What if all I have is my regret?

    07/10/2008 12:46:40 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 47+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 07/10/2008 | Katy Loraley
    Luke Boggs of Journal-Constitution did a great piece about Barry's seemingly never ending pile of "regrets" that he keeps stacking up as the November election nears. Maria Menounos recently did an interview with the Obama family that aired a few days ago on Access Hollywood...which came as a huge surprise to me as I was not aware that Hollywood like to associate itself with Liberals (::sarcasm::). This exclusive interview allowed AH to speak to Obama's little girls for the first time while on the campaign trail. Two days after the first of the three part interview aired, Obama came out...
  • The West will live to regret its betrayal of the Serbs

    03/10/2008 9:16:26 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 76 replies · 1,500+ views
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 7 March 2008 | Hermann Kelly
    The West will live to regret its betrayal of the Serbs An independent Kosovo offers a European foothold for jihadists, argues Hermann Kelly Gordon Brown's support for Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence should surprise and disappoint people in equal measure. Surprise because, as Prime Minister, he failed to discuss the matter in any depth in the Parliament before he made this announcement. And disappoint because this ill-thought-out move breaks international law, creates a dangerous precedent and gives succour and hope to every crackpot secessionist group in the world. This latest Government move has sent out the message that if secessionists...
  • Barack Obama Would Take Back Vote Helping Terri Schiavo Avoid Euthanasia

    02/27/2008 1:14:38 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 2,741+ views
    LifeNews ^ | February 26, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Cleveland, OH ( -- Senator Barack Obama debated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night and said his biggest mistake was voting with a unanimous Senate to help save Terri Schiavo. Terri is the disabled Florida woman whose husband won the legal right to starve her to death. In March 2005, just weeks before Terri died from a painful 14-day starvation and dehydration death, Congress approved legislation allowing her family to take its case from state courts to federal courts in an effort to stop the euthanasia from proceeding.Terri was not on any artificial breathing apparatus and only required...
  • Helen Mirren reveals why she never had children: 'Childbirth disgusts me'

    10/23/2007 7:02:09 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 49 replies · 199+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 23, 2007 | unknown
    Helen Mirren has described the traumatic moment that influenced her decision not to have children. The Oscar winning actress revealed in a new interview that a sex education film she watched as a convent school girl was so "disgusting" it put her off motherhood for life. She said: "I went to a single sex convent school, and even in Biology classes we weren't taught about sexual reproduction. I was about 13, 14, just at that age where you begin to be self conscious about your physicality and about boys and all of that. "They sat us all down, girls and...
  • Voters Are Having Buyers Remorse

    06/22/2007 5:57:53 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 82 replies · 2,703+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 22 June 2007 | Staff
    Congress: Like the victim of a slick used car salesman tricked into buying a lemon, Americans wish they could return the Democratic Congress their votes bought: Confidence in Congress has hit an all-time low of 14%. Gallup just announced its annual survey of public confidence in an array of institutions in American life. Our brave men and women in uniform, naturally, were tops: Confidence in the military is at 69%. Small business, the chief jobs creator in our country, came in second at 59%. Banks garnered only 41%; the Supreme Court, public schools and the medical system were all in...
  • AOL founder says he is 'sorry' for Time Warner merger

    07/24/2006 7:35:49 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 42 replies · 1,380+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/24/06
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steve Case, co-founder of the one-time biggest online service AOL, apologized for the company's merger with media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. in an interview with U.S. journalist Charlie Rose. In an interview broadcast on Friday, Case, who was shoved aside as chairman in 2003 and who left the board entirely in 2005, said, "Yes, I'm sorry I did it," referring to the 2001 merger of Time Warner and AOL. The deal, known as one of the worst corporate mergers in history, destroyed some $200 billion in shareholder value. Last October, Case argued in a Washington Post...
  • Regret The Error - Corrections, Retractions & Clarifications in newspapers around the country

    01/16/2006 8:44:30 AM PST · by jigsaw · 35 replies · 955+ views
    Kim Komando Cool Site of the Day - 1/16/06 ^ | Jan. 16, 2006 | Kim Komando
    Ooops! We all make mistakes. But some mistakes are bigger than others. Here's an example--when a newspaper prints incorrect information. Newspapers frequently run corrections and retractions. But you usually have to search for them. Well, Regret the Error lists corrections, retractions and clarifications printed in newspapers around the country. It also includes a short commentary. Sometimes the mistakes are humorous. But I [Kim Komando] don't visit the site to gloat over others' mistakes. I read it because it makes me feel a little better about some of the mistakes I've made.
  • The science behind shopper's rush, and how not to fall victim

    12/12/2005 2:19:50 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 22 replies · 477+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Dec 11 2005 | Philip Sherwell and James Orr
    The feeling will be familiar to millions at this time of year: a surge of excitement as they find that must-have item in the shops, followed by a sickening sense of let-down shortly afterwards. It may be some relief to discover that scientists know why it happens and can now provide some pointers to avoiding it. The feeling is caused by the release of a specific chemical in the brain, studies have found. Dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure, is released in waves as shoppers first see a product and then consider buying it. But the research shows that it...
  • Astronaut rejects moonwalk fame

    11/03/2005 4:22:21 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 100 replies · 1,921+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 November 2005
    FIRST man on the moon Neil Armstrong believes his fame is undeserved and regrets the toll that celebrity took on his family and friends. "I don't deserve it," the reclusive astronaut said in a rare interview with the CBS news program 60 Minutes to be broadcast in the US on Sunday. "I wasn't chosen to be first," Mr Armstrong said. "I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone." Mr Armstrong, now 75, captained the Apollo 11 lunar mission, which included fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. He...
  • Conservatives Will Regret the Miers Withdrawal

    10/28/2005 4:30:00 AM PDT · by linkinpunk · 377 replies · 4,713+ views
    Washington Post via Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/28/05 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    <p>By E. J. Dionne Jr.</p> <p>WASHINGTON -- The damage President Bush and the conservative movement have inflicted on their drive to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with allies will not be undone by Harriet Miers' decision to withdraw her nomination.</p>
  • Durbin 'regrets' Gitmo remarks

    06/18/2005 3:52:36 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 45 replies · 5,908+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/18/06 | Rowan Scarborough
    Sen. Richard J. Durbin expressed a conditional "regret" yesterday for his remarks linking Guantanano Bay interrogations to Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Pol Pot after Vice President Dick Cheney and the American Legion unleashed another day of rebukes of the Senate's No. 2 Democrat. Mr. Durbin had refused to apologize for his Nazi speech in a Senate debate Thursday. But as the high-ranking Democrat and his party continued to feel a political backlash, Mr. Durbin issued his third -- and most contrite -- statement yesterday. "I have learned from my statement that historical parallels can be misused and misunderstood," said...
  • Jane Fonda Regrets 1972 Visit to Vietnam Gun Site

    03/31/2005 10:46:05 AM PST · by Crackingham · 145 replies · 6,183+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/05
    Jane Fonda regrets her visit to a North Vietnamese gun site in 1972, the actress and fitness guru said in an interview with CBS television show "60 Minutes" to be aired on Sunday. The actress defended her trip to Vietnam in 1972, which won her the nickname "Hanoi Jane." But she said her visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site used to shoot down U.S. pilots was a "betrayal" of the U.S. military. "The image of Jane Fonda, Barbarella, Henry Fonda's daughter ... sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal," she said, calling the act, "The largest...
  • Victims of their own choice: Growing number of women speak of abortion's crippling effects

    04/10/2005 6:02:22 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies · 828+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/9/05 | Lynn Vincent
    By 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, the temperature in Washington, D.C., had dipped to a bone-numbing 13 degrees—so cold that, had more experienced activists not given Leslie Graves disposable hand-warmers to tuck into her boots, she might have fled indoors. Instead, the 49-year-old stay-home mother of three shivered near a small stage erected in front of the United States Supreme Court, waiting for her turn to tell a crowd of 250 about her abortion. Others spoke before her: Actress and model Jennifer O'Neill, 57, a veteran of more than 30 films who aborted a child in the early '70s and...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Sinn Fein leader 'regrets' bombs

    11/21/2004 8:43:56 AM PST · by 1066AD · 43 replies · 690+ views
    BBC Online ^ | 11/21/2004 | Beeb
    Sinn Fein leader 'regrets' bombs Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has said he "regrets" the Birmingham pub bombings which killed 21 people. Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the bombings he said: "I certainly regret what happened and I make no bones about that." Two pubs, the Tavern in the Town and the Mulberry Bush, were destroyed in the attacks in November 1974. Hundreds of people are attending a service of remembrance in Birmingham for those who died. Asked whether the IRA should apologise, Gerry Adams pointed to a statement the IRA made two years ago when it apologised to...
  • Alabama commander regrets Bush comments

    02/11/2004 8:22:07 PM PST · by Pikamax · 23 replies · 152+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 02/11/04 | NBC News
    Alabama commander regrets Bush comments National Guard boss says he couldn't recall if president attended meetingsBy Jim Cummins Correspondent NBC News Updated: 5:34 p.m. ET Feb. 11, 2004DALLAS - The flap over President Bush's military service in the Texas Air National Guard really comes down to what he says he did from May 1972 to May 1973 and evidence and recollection from that time. Now, the military officer at the center of the row regrets he ever got involved. advertisement Much of the controversy stems from an article in the "Boston Globe" during the 2000 election when the commander of...
  • Let's retire the Hitler comparisons

    01/12/2004 9:49:13 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 148+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/12/04 | Cathy Young
    <p>THE FLAP over two political ads comparing President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler, which were submitted to a "Bush in 30 Seconds" contest sponsored by the liberal Voter Fund and were briefly hosted on the group's website, has gotten a lot of press (courtesy of outraged Republicans). Unfortunately, this is only one in a rich crop of Hitler and Nazi analogies littering the landscape of so-called public discourse these days. And this particularly vile rhetorical device is, alas, an equal-opportunity offense. There is a lot of back-and-forth between Republicans and Democrats on whether MoveOn bears any responsibility for the ads (one of which cuts back and forth between images of Bush and Hitler, using alleged quotes from Bush and a soundtrack from a Hitler speech). Conservatives portray this as a scandal exemplifying the degree to which the Democratic opposition has been hijacked by hate-filled loony radicals. Liberals counter that the real scandal is the right's brazen distortion of the facts.</p>
  • Engineers: NASA leaders ignored safety pleas (How is it related to Arnold vs. McClintock?)

    09/27/2003 8:50:50 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 70 replies · 356+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 26, 2003 | JAMES GLANZ and JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Over and over, a projector at one end of a long pale-blue conference room in Building 13 of the Johnson Space Center showed a piece of whitish foam breaking away from the space shuttle Columbia's fuel tank and bursting like fireworks as it struck the left wing. In twos and threes, engineers at the other end of the cluttered room drifted away from their meeting and watched the repetitive, almost hypnotic images with deep puzzlement: Because of the camera angle, no one could tell exactly where the foam had hit. It was Tuesday, Jan. 21, five days after the foam...
  • Young regrets role in TSA's birth (U S Rep Don Young (R) Alaska)

    09/17/2003 5:52:55 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 4 replies · 210+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 17, 2003 | The Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Don Young said he regrets setting up the Transportation Safety Administration, the federal agency with the task of screening airline passengers.</p> <p>"If I had to do it over again, I probably would not have passed the TSA bill, because they did not do as I thought they would do," Young told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and other Alaska media. "All they did was put a new shirt on a bunch of people and went back to the old technology.</p>
  • Colonel Mayville's Dream

    07/23/2003 5:35:02 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 9 replies · 626+ views
    Milliyet (Turkish Daily) ^ | 7/24/2003 | Tuncay Dagli
    US Colonel Mayville asks Sadullah Kavak the coordinator of Turkish Kahramanmarash EDO Ice Cream in Kirkuk for franchise in New York. The US Colonel William Mayville, who arrested 11 Turkish special forces who were on duty in Suleymaniye and put sacks over their heads, said that he wants to open a cafe in New York and sell Marash ice cream once retired. Kahramanmarash EDO Ice Cream general coordinator Sadullah Kavak was Mayville's latest civilian visitor. Kavak, who took 50 kilos of ice cream to colonel Mayville who arrived at a meeting at the local Turkmen leader Mustafa Kemal Yaycili's house...
  • Patti Davis Ruminates About Childhood in Essay (Happy Fathers Day Ronald Reagan)

    06/10/2003 10:21:21 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 434+ views
    Davis Ruminates About Childhood in Essay Mon Jun 9, 6:52 AM ET By The Associated Press NEW YORK - Patti Davis, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, ruminates on her years as a petulant child — and how she's come to appreciate her father's guidance as she's grown older — in a Father's Day essay for Newsweek. In a home movie showing her as an 11-year-old, Davis writes, "my petulance is obvious as I shrug myself away from my mother's outstretched arm — asserting my will, brandishing my independence." What wasn't filmed during those years, she writes, was "my father's...
  • For those of us in the not so perfect world, here is someone who understands

    04/21/2003 6:56:19 PM PDT · by paladinkc · 215+ views
    11/02 | Larry Short
    For those of you out there who have never been able to express frustration over the past or how you are feeling to someone you love and trust, here is a poem that may help you to give them some insight as to how you feel. Without a sense of self I feel like I have been put on the shelf Dusty, unused with no identification What I am and what I was The lack of memory brings consternation What I remember of who I was are only fragments I am no longer what I once was Merely a shadow...