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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 ^ | 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...
  • Ridge blasts Obama over Guantanamo handling

    05/24/2009 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 1,056+ views ^ | May 24, 2009 |
    (CNN) — Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is taking President Obama to task over his handling of closing the detention center on Guantanamo Bay. In his interview with CNN's John King on State of the Union Sunday, Ridge said Obama "doesn't have a plan" on how to relocate the current detainees, and suggested the president announced he was close the facility prematurely. "Reaching conclusion that you can shut it down without determining the manner in which you were going to adjudicate those who should stay somewhere… How are we going to dispose of them?" he said. "And at the...
  • Ridge takes aim at 'shrill' Limbaugh

    05/24/2009 6:40:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 262 replies · 5,215+ views
    Ridge takes aim at 'shrill' Limbaugh Posted: 09:00 AM ET From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney (CNN) — Pennsylvania Republican Tom Ridge is taking direct aim at Rush Limbaugh, telling CNN's John King the conservative talk radio host can be "shrill" and uses language in a way "that offend very many." "Rush Limbaugh has an audience of 20 million people. A lot of people listen daily to him and live by every word. But words mean things and how you use words is very important," Ridge, the former Homeland Security Secretary under President Bush, said during an interview airing Sunday...
  • Republicans turn on Dick Cheney over Barack Obama attack

    05/23/2009 11:27:00 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 352 replies · 5,187+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/23/09 | Leonard Doyle
    n his audacious attack on a sitting president last week, Mr Cheney declared that America was less safe from terrorism after Mr Obama's decision to abandon violent interrogation methods and close Guantanamo. But once the cheering had died down on talk radio and cable television, discordant voices emerged from the Right to challenge Mr Cheney's defence of the Bush-era legacy. "Yeah, I disagree with Dick Cheney," said Tom Ridge, who was appointed by the Bush-Cheney administration to set up and run the Department of Homeland Security in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks on America. Mr Ridge spoke out...
  • Two Bush-era officials reject Cheney's security stance (Gates and Ridge)

    05/22/2009 4:55:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies · 2,645+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/09 | Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Two top Bush-era officials on Friday rejected ex-vice president Dick Cheney's scathing criticism of US President Barack Obama, saying the country's national security was not in jeopardy. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who served in the same post under former president George W. Bush, and Tom Ridge, the former head of homeland security, both voiced disagreement with Cheney a day after he attacked Obama's performance as the new commander-in-chief. Gates said in an interview that opponents of Obama's decision to close the "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo were engaging in "fear-mongering," a reference to Cheney's stance on...
  • Predictors of GOP's end ignore false past forecasts

    05/11/2009 8:11:25 AM PDT · by Ogie Oglethorpe · 7 replies · 570+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 10, 2009 | Jeffrey Lord
    A former GOP presidential nominee claims conservatives "want to drive all the moderates and liberals out," which would mean that "the Democrats would win every election." An ex-Republican National Committee chairman agrees, saying the party's "image has been badly disfigured." A rising-star moderate GOP congressman says his party is on its way to being "extinguished" and "reduced to ashes" by conservatives, adding that he sees it as his job "to help the GOP rebuild and to help give it proper direction."
  • Ridge Declines to Back Toomey Over Specter

    05/08/2009 6:06:23 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 38 replies · 1,052+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 5/7/09 | Bill Pascoe
    "It's a wonderful country, this America. It's called a secret ballot," former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge said Thursday -- as he refused to pledge his support to former Congressman Pat Toomey over recent Republican-turned-Democratic incumbent Arlen Specter for his homestate's 2010 Senate race. Ridge's comment came in response to this question posed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews: "If you had to vote between Toomey, the conservative Republican, or Specter, the ex-Republican, who would you vote for?" With his refusal, Tom Ridge made clear that he really is through with electoral politics -- because he'll never, ever earn the support of conservative...
  • Tom Ridge says he won't run for U.S. Senate in 2010

    05/07/2009 6:00:15 PM PDT · by Ogie Oglethorpe · 31 replies · 1,070+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | May 7, 2009 | Mike Wereschagin
    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge will not run for the U.S. Senate in 2010, he announced today. "After careful consideration and many conversations with friends and family and the leadership of my party, I have decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Senate," Ridge said in a statement.
  • Band of centrists forming for Senate GOP in 2010

    05/07/2009 12:03:33 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 272 replies · 2,896+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05/06/09 | Aaron Blake and Reid Wilson
    For those writing Republican centrism’s obituary after Arlen Specter’s party switch, holster your quills. In fact, if the next few weeks go well for the GOP, it might pave the way for a whole new chapter in the left flank of the right-leaning party. The month of May will be huge, recruiting-wise, for Senate Republicans, with decisions expected from several big-name candidates, including Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, Rep. Mark Kirk (Ill.) and possibly Rep. Mike Castle (Del.). All would instantly be formidable — with Crist and Castle favored at the outset — and all are...
  • Ridge is OUT!

    05/07/2009 9:58:09 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 141 replies · 2,158+ views ^ | May 7, 2009 | WakeUpAndVote
    Another RINO knows he will not win!
  • Ridge says he won't run for U.S. Senate

    05/07/2009 9:58:51 AM PDT · by mak5 · 67 replies · 1,215+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 5/7/2009 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Tom Ridge announced today that he will not seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in next year's primary.
  • Choose Ridge

    05/06/2009 12:21:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 162 replies · 2,411+ views
    New Majority ^ | May 05, 2009 | John Avlon
    Tom Ridge running for the U.S. Senate is the best case scenario for Pennsylvania Republicans. Consider the facts: the man has never lost an election in the Keystone State. He developed a record as a proven fiscal conservative as Governor, holding government spending to at or below the rate of inflation and cutting taxes by over $2 billion, while squirreling away boom-time revenues for a $1 billion rainy-day fund. A much decorated Vietnam veteran and local prosecutor, he’s strong on national security and law and order - a profile he only added to as the first Director of Homeland Security...
  • New PA Poll: Specter 42% Toomey 36%, Ridge 39% Specter 38%…

    05/06/2009 9:06:22 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 37 replies · 1,589+ views
    RIDGE SPECTER A STATISTICAL DEAD HEAT; TOOMEY TRAILS (Harrisburg) Former Governor Tom Ridge and US Senator Arlen Specter are neck-and-neck across Pennsylvania in an election poll conducted for a state business group. Conservative former Congressman Pat Toomey, while potentially viable, trails Specter in most regions of the state. PEG PAC, Pennsylvania’s oldest pro-business political action committee and the affiliated PAC of the Pennsylvania Business Council (PBC), today announced the results of a statewide poll that tested whether a well known conservative Republican or a well known right-of-center Republican can best challenge incumbent US Senator Arlen Specter who recently joined the...
  • Can Tom Ridge Win a Republican Primary in PA?

    05/05/2009 12:27:36 PM PDT · by Ogie Oglethorpe · 23 replies · 847+ views ^ | May 5, 2009 | Matt Lewis
    It seems like every political pundit inside and outside of Pennsylvania is heralding former PA Governor Tom Ridge as the Republican Party’s savior in the PA Senate Race. But no one is really looking at his record and asking if Ridge can possibly win a primary against Pat Toomey. There are no credible primary polls yet, but there is plenty of reason to think that the primary will not be a walk in the park for Ridge. First, it is worth noting that Toomey nearly beat Specter last time around -- and despite the help Ridge would receive from Republican...
  • Ridge May Run for Specter's Senate Seat

    05/05/2009 11:04:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,020+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-05-04 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge (R) is seriously considering a 2010 bid for the Senate seat held by Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter and will make his decision in the next two weeks, according to several sources familiar with his thinking. Ridge is perhaps the state's most decorated Republican, having held a House seat for more than a decade, spent eight years as governor and served as the first secretary of homeland security under President George W. Bush. He was also mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick for Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) in 2008. If he ran, he would almost certainly...
  • Poll: GOP's Tom Ridge Could Defeat Specter

    05/04/2009 10:26:14 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,010+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2009
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Sen. Arlen Specter boosted his 2010 re-election prospects by switching to the Democratic Party, but may be vulnerable if the GOP can persuade former Gov. Tom Ridge to run, according to a poll released Monday. The survey by Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University showed Specter, as a Democrat, with a large lead — 53 percent to 33 percent — over former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey, a Republican. But the poll also found Specter, 79, and Ridge, the former governor and former national homeland security secretary, virtually tied. Ridge, who now runs a Washington-based consulting firm, has not commented publicly...
  • Tom Ridge, no thanks

    04/29/2009 9:40:41 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 30 replies · 1,450+ views
    The ^ | April 29, 2009 | The GOPNation
    The chattering in Harrisburg, Pa. and increasingly in Washington, D.C. is this: Pat Toomey will not be able to win the PA senate seat being held by Arlen Specter, now that the race will be held in a general election and not in the Pa. GOP primary. As such, the name of Pennsylvania's former governor Tom Ridge has popped to the surface as the one candidate that can beat Arlen Specter. Think again. Pat Toomey versus Arlen Specter would be the classic Conservative vs. Liberal type of campaign that the GOP, now in the minority, needs to take in order...
  • Ridge considering campaign against Specter

    05/03/2009 10:04:00 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 40 replies · 1,091+ views
    Politico ^ | Josh Kraushaar
    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge is seriously considering a run for the Senate for the GOP nomination against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), according to Roll Call: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge is considering running for the Republican Senate nomination in his home state, according to a senior Republican aide with knowledge of the situation. National and Keystone State Republicans have been publicly and privately urging Ridge to consider a Senate bid since Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) announced earlier this week that he was switching parties and would run for re-election as a Democrat in 2010. Specter said he switched parties...
  • Ridge for Senate? [Lindsey Graham]

    04/28/2009 2:36:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies · 1,387+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-28
    ON FOX News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) just floated former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge as a possible candidate to run for the Pennsylvania Senate in Arlen Specter’s place. And Graham isn't the only Republican to entertain the prospect of Ridge jumping back in the political arena.
  • We Shall Remain - PBS American Experience

    04/20/2009 9:09:34 AM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies · 1,853+ views
    JesusWeptAnAmericanStory ^ | April 20, 2009 | AuntB
    Last Monday began the PBS Series, "WE SHALL REMAIN" with their first Episode "After The Mayflower". The ones that will get my attention begin next week, Monday April 20th, 2009, and especially the April 27th "Trail of Tears" episode which will feature "The Ridge", the Cherokee leader and his clan who I wrote about in "Jesus Wept" An American Story. It will be VERY interesting to see how PBS deals with this situation or if they will be overtaken with the usual political correctness and historical rumor. My story is taken from documented records as well as family letters saved...
  • Gun Company (H-S Precision) hires thug/murderer LON HORIUCHI as spokeperson

    11/25/2008 2:23:18 PM PST · by AAABEST · 232 replies · 19,975+ views
    HR Precision ^ | November 25, 2008
    This is really incredible. H-S Precision is sells hunting and tactical rifles. Here is a scan from the back cover of their Catalog. Note who did the write-up (circled in yellow):For the three of you who don't know who Lon Horiuchi is, he's the FBI sniper of Ruby Ridge infamy who murdered Vicki Weaver in cold blood while she was holding her baby. I'm not sure what H-S was thinking when they decided to hire this despicable thug as a spokesperson, but they are in dire need of remedial correction for this deplorable business decision. No gun decent gun owner/buyer...
  • Tom Ridge : Mark my words, if I were VP pick the Race would be different

    10/24/2008 10:21:39 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 102 replies · 2,511+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 24, 2008 | Brad Bumsted
    HARRISBURG -- Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge said today that John McCain can't become president without carrying Pennsylvania and that the race would be different if McCain had chosen him as his running mate. "I think the dynamics would be different in Pennsylvania," Ridge said when asked if he should have been chosen to run as vice president over Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. "I think we'd be foolish not to admit it publicly." read more at :
  • Race would be different if Ridge were VP pick, ex-gov says

    10/24/2008 10:18:53 AM PDT · by mak5 · 74 replies · 1,515+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 10/24/2008 | Brad Bumsted
    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge said today that John McCain can't become president without carrying Pennsylvania and that the race would be different if McCain had chosen him as his running mate. "I think the dynamics would be different in Pennsylvania," Ridge said when asked if he should have been chosen to run as vice president over Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. "I think we'd be foolish not to admit it publicly." Ridge, the campaign's national co-chairman, said McCain "had several good choices and I was one of them." He nonetheless defended the Palin selection, calling it a "typical, bold McCain-like...
  • Vanity - McCain Veepstakes heating up- post rumors + buzz here

    08/28/2008 2:19:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 67 replies · 295+ views
    various news, blog sites | 8-28-08 | self
    I'll start: ~~~~ "Could it be Cantor? posted at 1:00 pm on August 28, 2008 by Ed Morrissey The Fayetteville Observer reads a few tea leaves in the veepstakes and suggests that Eric Cantor may become the dark-horse finalist for John McCain’s running-mate. Cantor has not yet appeared on the convention schedule, which would seem strange for such a dynamic member of the House GOP’s leadership. He also represents a Virginia district, which could prove crucial to holding the state for the Republicans in November: Rep. Robin Hayes is predicting that Sen. John McCain will pick Rep. Eric Cantor of...
  • John McCain aims to steal Barack Obama's ( 'Obamopolis')thunder by announcing running mate

    08/28/2008 1:23:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies · 252+ views
    Telegraph ^ | August 28, 2008 | Toby Harnden in Denver
    John McCain is poised to announce his vice-presidential running mate, hoping to steal the thunder of his rival Barack Obama, whom Republicans are mocking as an 'emperor' speaking on Thursday night at an 'Obamopolis'. The Republican candidate was due to appear with his vice-presidential pick at a rally in Dayton, Ohio on Friday morning, his 72nd birthday. But Republican officials intimated that a name might even be leaked just before Mr Obama accepts the Democratic nomination before some 80,000 people at Denver's Invesco stadium on Thursday. Senior aides to Mr McCain said that three people were on his shortlist -...
  • Reading the Pawlenty Tea Leaves (Where in the world is Tim Pawlenty?)

    08/28/2008 1:15:52 PM PDT · by Fred · 30 replies · 170+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2008 2:48 PM | Mark Murray
    With the Minnesota governor in Denver to continue his role as a GOP surrogate during the Democratic convention here, reporters were bent on determining where he stands -- or rather where he'll be standing tomorrow morning. Pawlenty, a much talked-about vice presidential prospect, said that he is "scheduled to be and plans to be" doing a weekly scheduled radio show from the Minnesota State Fair tomorrow morning at 9:00 am. He told reporters that he will be leaving Denver this afternoon, bound for his home state. The interest in Pawlenty's whereabouts comes amidst news that McCain will debut his vice...
  • Pawlenty, other GOPs: Obama "Not Ready"

    08/28/2008 12:56:39 PM PDT · by Fred · 16 replies · 215+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 082808 | John Croman
    Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is in the Mile High City making stops on behalf of his friend and Republican presidential candidate John McCain. But most of the questions from the media involved what he's heard from Senator John McCain on whether he'll be joining the Republican ticket. The speculation reached a fevered pitch Thursday afternoon when Pawlenty cancelled all of his afternoon appearances in Denver, including an interview with KARE's sister station KUSA which had been slated for 4pm. Not Ready talking points He appeared at a news conference called by "Citizens for McCain" at a TV studio in an...
  • MSNBC Reports: McCain Campaign Leaks Final 2 V.P. Choices

    08/27/2008 9:50:41 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 170 replies · 519+ views
    MSNBC | 8-28-2008 | my favorite headache
    Norah McDonnell reports this morning that she has learned from the McCain campaign sources that John McCain's final 2 he was choosing between are Tom Ridge and Tim Pawlenty. She said that was all she was willing to reveal and that the phone call will be made later this morning.
  • Can Biden provide the 'Scranton' effect?

    08/23/2008 7:55:22 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 39 replies · 200+ views
    The Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | August 23, 2008 | Salena Zito
    DENVER: When most people think of Joe Biden, they think Senate longevity, confidence, a liberal with a free-wheeling impulse to give you his never-to-be-humble opinion. What they don't think of is a man who could have a great impact in Pennsylvania. The question becomes: Can he make his impact as broad as Hillary Clinton -- another Scranton native -- did in the Pennsylvania primaries? Hillary glowed in Pennsylvania. She made Pennsylvania her second home and it stuck with voters. John Kerry, married to the Heinz ketchup heiress Teresa, did the same thing in his runup to the 2004 election. He...
  • Ridge to introduce McCain in PA

    08/23/2008 2:47:36 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 63 replies · 296+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Posted August 23, 2008 5 :03 PM | Salena Zito
    DENVER -- While all eyes are on Sen. Barack Obama and his freshly minted running mate Sen. Joe Biden -- one week from today (the day after Sen. John McCain announces his running mate), Gov. Tom Ridge will introduce McCain along with unsaid running mate on a southwestern Pennsylvania stage. According to a Republican official, Ridge will be introducing McCain in Washington County next Saturday, which probably means Ridge is out, Mitt Romney remains the favorite, and Team McCain is planning to fight it out with Obama-Biden in the Keystone State. Many analysts and strategists are keeping a keen eye...
  • After McCain's big Ohio VP rally next week comes one in Pa.

    08/20/2008 12:15:25 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 21 replies · 113+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 20, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    Hmmm. You know how everyone's been talking about how Republican presidential nominee-to-be Sen. John McCain was gonna name his vice presidential running mate at a big rally in Dayton, Ohio on Aug. 29, the day after Barack Obama's acceptance speech to 70,000 of his closest friends in that Denver stadium?That still seems likely. But now comes word that McCain advance people have approached a minor league baseball stadium in southwestern Pennsylvania about hosting a rally for the Arizona senator the day after the Ohio rally. That would be the Saturday of Labor Day weekend before the GOP convention opens in...