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  • Farm Is Fined for Refusal to Hold Same-Sex Wedding

    08/18/2014 1:33:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | August 18, 2014 | 1 Comments | John Caher,
    An Albany area farm which rebuffed efforts by a same-sex couple to hold their wedding at the site has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay the women $1,500 each for their mental anguish. In New York State Division of Human Rights v. Liberty Ridge Farm, 10157952/ 10157963, Administrative Law Judge Migdalia Pares of the Bronx rejected the owners' argument that the farm, which is their home, is not a place of public accommodation and is therefore not subject to the anti-discrimination provisions of the Human Rights Law. the Giffords are considering their next step, including a possible appeal based...
  • Screwed by the #SpiteHouse: Blue Ridge inn forced to throw out food after shutdown closure

    10/08/2013 4:22:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/8/13 | staff
    Jon Ostendorff @JonOstendorff Workers at Pisgah Inn forced to throw out food today as #shutdown lingers. #avlnews #ncpol The Pisgah Inn sits on federal land on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. When the government shut down, the inn was forced to close right in the middle of the fall foliage tourism season. Federal workers are likely to be paid retroactively, but the Pisgah Inn is losing money. And now, several days into the shutdown, the kitchen is tossing out food.
  • Tom Ridge to endorse Huntsman at St. Anselm [Hunstman surge begins, soon to hit 2% LOL]

    09/16/2011 7:45:31 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 153 replies
    NH Union Leader ^ | 16 Sep 2011
    Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman will announce the endorsement of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Gov. Tom Ridge Friday in an event at St. Anselm College in Goffstown. Ridge, a former governor of Pennsylvania, plans to attend a press conference with Huntsman at the college’s New Hampshire Institute for Politics. In a statement by the Huntsman campaign, Ridge said Thursday that Huntsman is “a serious, insightful leader.” Huntsman, 51, a former Utah governor and ambassador to China, said he’ll be counting on Ridge for help and counsel.
  • Shut up, Tom Ridge—Bachmann’s a better candidate than you would be!

    07/13/2011 5:59:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    “GOP veteran Ridge says Bachmann not ready,” The Washington Times reports. Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge said Tuesday that fellow Republican Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who has been surging in the 2012 GOP presidential sweepstakes in recent weeks, was unelectable and unqualified to be commander in chief. “Our ability to connect for both security and prosperity reasons now and forever more, I think, requires a set of experiences that she just doesn’t have in her portfolio,” Tom Ridge complains. “I think she obviously has great appeal to certain members of the party. I’m looking for a winner,” he...
  • Tom Ridge: Bachmann Too Inexperienced to be President

    07/12/2011 4:36:10 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 73 replies
    http://www.commentarymagazine.com ^ | 07.12.2011 | Alana Goodman
    Tim Pawlenty isn’t the only Republican blasting Rep. Michele Bachmann as unqualified for the presidency. Former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge bluntly told the Washington Times today that Bachmann has little chance of winning a national election and compared her lack of experience to President Obama’s when he first took office: “We have a pretty inexperienced president right now,” Mr. Ridge said. “You see the range of issues in the 21st century world: We are interconnected, we are integrated. Our ability to connect for both security and prosperity reasons now and forever more, I think, requires a set of experiences...
  • Tom Emmer: Republicans must not back down

    06/28/2011 2:51:57 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | 6/28/11 | Tom Emmer
    [ . . . ] In last year's campaign, Republican candidates across Minnesota ran on a very clear message: We have too much government; it is time to reduce its size and impact on our daily lives, liberties and economic freedom. We need to shrink the size of the bureaucracies, streamline government regulation and reduce taxes to jump-start our private economy. Mark Dayton campaigned on a different message: We must raise taxes to continue to grow government, and I will tax only the richest Minnesotans. DFL candidates across Minnesota campaigned on the same message: We must raise taxes, but don't...
  • Ruby Ridge: Kagan focus as 1996 re-election loomed

    06/13/2010 10:32:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 925+ views
    yahoo ^ | 6/13/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON – As an aide in the Clinton White House, Elena Kagan steeped herself in details of the Ruby Ridge controversy, an issue that Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania had zeroed in on as he sought the Republican presidential nomination. Kagan's handwritten notes from 1995 track Specter's hearings, according to some of the Supreme Court nominee's records released Friday from her days as a White House lawyer. The wife and son of white separatist Randy Weaver had been shot to death in Idaho at the hands of federal law enforcement agents and Specter was looking into a possible FBI coverup...
  • Anyone Else See MSNBC's Maddow Get Pwned By Ridge Tonight? (EPIC FAIL!)

    09/01/2009 9:06:24 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 55 replies · 2,683+ views
    My own eyes | 9-1-09 | Vanity I had to ask
    Not since Whorealdo got all excited about that vault and got humiliated on national TV has there been such an epic failure by a "News" host. I think Maddow was under the impression that since Tom Ridge had agreed to be on her show, and since he made the "political pressure" comment, that he was going to lend credence to what she and Olberman had been talking about for years. Maybe he was going to trash republicans on MSNBC to try and pimp his book. NOT!!!!LOL Ridge shot down every conspiracy nutroots talking point she threw at him. Ridge totally...
  • Tom Ridge: No Attacks? Maybe We Were Just Lucky(He disses his own National Security team)

    09/01/2009 7:43:33 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies · 617+ views
    washington times ^ | 9/1/09 | Joseph Weber
    Hard work by U.S. government officials has made the country safer now than before the Sept. 11 attacks, but luck has also played a big part in preventing another terrorist attack, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday. "It's primarily due to a lot of hard work by literally hundreds of thousands of people," Mr. Ridge told The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" radio show on the release day of his new book, "The Test of Our Times." "But at the end of the day," he added, "Maybe we're just lucky." Mr. Ridge, a former Republican governor of Pennsylvania,...
  • Video: Ridge Tones Down "Pressure" Rhetoric On Good Morning America

    08/31/2009 8:17:04 AM PDT · by careyb · 4 replies · 389+ views
    GMA ^ | 8/31/09 | Tom Ridge
    His back might be sore from all that twisting.
  • Tom Ridge Straight to the Remainder Bin

    08/31/2009 8:00:59 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 4 replies · 451+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 08/31/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Former DHS secretary Tom Ridge exposed himself as a weasel nearly two weeks ago when he allowed his publisher to gin up bogus book buzz with a false claim about the Bush administration pressuring him to alter homeland security alerts for political purposes.
  • Ridge backpedals on “pressure” claims

    08/31/2009 7:26:28 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 7 replies · 462+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 08/31/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Less than two weeks ago, Tom Ridge launched his memoirs with the explosive allegation that Bush administration officials had pressured him to change terror-threat levels in order to boost George Bush’s re-election chances in the final days of the 2004 election. A day later, the New York Times pointed out that the book not only didn’t have any supporting evidence for that claim, it also had Ridge insisting that he hadn’t seen any political pressure on threat levels. Now Ridge himself has begun to backpedal from his publicity-seeking allegations:
  • Ridge backpedals on pressure to raise terror alert level

    08/31/2009 6:12:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 861+ views
    USA Today (link only) | 8/31/2009 | Mimi Hall
    Link only, per FR posting rules. Link is here
  • Ridge Changes His Tune On Terror Alert Levels (Liar Alert)

    08/22/2009 9:33:07 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 77 replies · 6,400+ views
    Ridge Changes Tune On Terror Alert LevelsPITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 Tom Ridge (File) Alex Wong/Getty Images Close numSlides of totalImages Former Pennsylvania Governor and Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge is calling out former colleagues in the Bush Administration, suggesting they tried to play politics with the terror alert level. The charge comes in a book due out next month. Ridge claims other members of the Cabinet pressured him to raise the terror alert level shortly before the 2004 Presidential election. He says Attorney General John Ashcroft and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pressed him to support increasing...
  • Bush raised terror level to claim victory? I think not.

    08/21/2009 7:49:59 AM PDT · by rightey1 · 10 replies · 778+ views
    Former Pennsylvania Governor, Republican Tom Ridge, has released a book in where he alleges that the Bush administration, or Bush himself, pushed for the terror level to be raised before the election, to push him into victory. Over 33,000 google hits register when "Bush raised terror level to win election" is punched into the search engine. Obviously, this myth has been around for a long time.
  • Ridge: I was urged to raise terror level for re-election

    08/20/2009 8:56:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies · 5,596+ views
    Ridge: I was urged to raise terror level for re-election @ 11:32 am by Eric Zimmermann Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was pressured to raise the terror threat level in the run-up to President Bush's re-election, the former cabinet secretary will claim in a new tell-all book. Titled "The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege…and How We Can Be Safe Again," the memoir is intended to rouse Americans from their complacency about security issues, Ridge says. To accomplish that goal, Ridge has included some stunning allegations about his time in the Bush administration. He almost considered resigning after being...
  • Tom Ridge Throws Down Gauntlet On Rush Limbaugh

    06/26/2009 1:43:15 PM PDT · by writer33 · 100 replies · 4,764+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/26/09 | Chris Davis
    Washington—Having had enough of Limbaugh’s criticism of Colin Powell, Tom Ridge laid down the gauntlet on Rush Limbaugh, and evicting him from the Republican Party. The event took place after the interview on CSPAN’s Washington Journal where Ridge took a strong stance, supporting Colin Powell and blaming Limbaugh and Dick Cheney for having “a mindset,” that doesn’t foster unity.
  • Be shrill: It's not bad to be divisive for good purpose

    06/19/2009 7:02:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies · 367+ views
    WORLD ^ | July 04, 2009 | Andrée Seu
    I hate the word shrill. I mean I have a visceral reaction to it. I'm sure there is a legitimate use for the adjective that denotes a "high-pitched or piercing tone or sound"—like dog training. But I never hear that use of it. Since my radio is more often turned to political than canine news, I get to hear shrill as an ad -hominem, and it makes my skin crawl. "Ridge Calls Limbaugh 'Shrill'" is the silliest headline I have read in ages. It crystallizes all the reasons I find better things to do than follow politics. I picture the...
  • Vichy Republicans

    05/25/2009 12:54:14 PM PDT · by Bratch · 19 replies · 1,239+ views
    Red State ^ | May 25, 2007 | Erick Erickson
    The year is 2003. Tom Ridge is chatting, explaining what’s going on with Homeland Security, having a seemingly good time. His good natured counterpart in the conversation lets Ridge run with the conversation. The other party in the conversation is Rush Limbaugh. Ridge had called into Rush’s show. Over the past twenty years Rush has been on the air, people like Powell, Ridge, and others have had no problem using Rush to air their policy views, defend themselves, and chat. And in those twenty years, as anyone who has regularly listened to Rush can tell you, the substantive coverage of...
  • What right do Colin Powell and Tom Ridge have to lecture the Republican party?

    05/24/2009 10:05:08 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 17 replies · 748+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | May 25, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Amid much ballyhoo, Colin Powell, former Secretary of State in the Bush administration, went on "Meet the Press" last October and endorsed Barack Obama for President. His move was no real surprise and had been anticipated for at least a year but he timing and manner of it seemed designed to wreak the maximum political damage to his old friend John McCain. So why does Powell now seem to think he has the right or credibility to lecture Republicans on how their party should be run? Just as he did not just go quietly into the polling booth and vote...