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  • Biden Rips Off Reagan?

    06/27/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    fox ^ | 6/27/12 | By Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard
    Vice President Joe Biden had this to say today about whether there's a "depression" in America: "The unemployed are in real trouble," Biden said. "My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore - the next town over – when the guy in Dunmore is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression. It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans." But the last bit is particularly curious since it sounds an awful lot like something...
  • Rogers rips EPA chief over coal permits

    02/29/2012 5:19:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/29/12 | Erik Wasson
    The powerful Republican head of the House Appropriations Committee got rough with President Obama’s environmental chief over the Environmental Protection Agency's coal mine permitting process on Wednesday. The wood-paneled committee hearing room suddenly seemed like a small-town courtroom as Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) turned prosecutorial on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. At one point, after Jackson fumbled when trying to name any Appalachian mines she had permitted during her tenure, Rogers declared “I rest my case!” At issue is an October Federal Court ruling in the case of National Mining Association vs. Jackson. Rogers said that the ruling makes clear that...
  • Jon Stewart rips Newsweek's Bachmann cover

    08/10/2011 8:29:08 AM PDT · by Abathar · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/10/2011 | Tim Molloy
    NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Jon Stewart says the worst part about conservative complaints of media bias is when they contain "a kernel of truth" -- and that conservatives have a point about Newsweek's unflattering Michele Bachmann cover. The cover describes her as "The Queen of Rage." Stewart called Newsweek out on Tuesday's "The Daily Show" for using cheap attempts to undercut the Minnesota representative and Republican presidential candidate. He mocked the magazine's statement that it ran the photo to capture the way she has galvanized Iowa voters. "I get it, Newsweek," Stewart said. "You put in 'The Queen of Rage'...
  • Steve Wynn Rips Obamanomics

    04/25/2011 3:18:50 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 20, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Steve Wynn was on the Fox Business Channel, the Cavuto show last night. Wynn was on the phone from Vegas. This is what he had to say about his employees and his business. WYNN: The living standard of my employees has been plummeting. The early results of Obamacare have caused our insurance to increase, our cost of medical, we self-insure, to go from 8% increase a year to 12, and for the first time since we built the business we had to increase the amount of copay of our employees, so some money has been taken out of their...
  • Tsunami sweeps 5 to sea, rips out Calif. docks

    03/11/2011 1:12:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/11 | Jeff Bernard and Jaymes Song - ap
    Crescent City, Calif. (AP) -- A tsunami swept at least five people watching the waves out to sea Friday and ripped docks out of harbors in California, spreading the destruction of a devastating Japanese earthquake to the shores of the United States. Four people were rescued from the water in Oregon, but one man who was taking photos in Northern California was still missing Friday afternoon. Coast Guard helicopters searched for him near the mouth of the Klamath River in Del Norte County, Calif., after his two friends made it back to shore.
  • Johns Hopkins researchers capture jumping genes

    02/04/2011 2:05:50 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions ^ | February 4, 2011 | Unknown
    RIPs are alive and well -- and moving -- in the human genomeAn ambitious hunt by Johns Hopkins scientists for actively "jumping genes" in humans has yielded compelling new evidence that the genome, anything but static, contains numerous pesky mobile elements that may help to explain why people have such a variety of physical traits and disease risks. Using bioinformatics to compare the standard assembly of genetic elements as outlined in the reference human genome to raw whole-genome data from 310 individuals recently made available by the 1000 Genomes Project, the team revealed 1,016 new insertions of RIPs, or retrotransposon...
  • Imus Rips 'Angry,' 'Vile,' 'Psycho,' 'Spittle-spewing' Chris Matthews for Attacking Mark Levin

    01/13/2011 8:24:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/13/11 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday blamed conservative talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Michael Savage for creating the climate of hate that led to Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Arizona. On Wednesday, FBN's Don Imus and his sidekick Bernard McGuirk went after the "angry," "vile," "psycho," "spittle-spewing" MSNBCer (video follows with transcript and commentary): As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday blamed conservative talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Michael Savage
  • Larry King Rips Hannity, Maddow:'What They Are – Are Preachers'

    12/26/2010 1:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies · 3+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/26/10 | Jeff Poor
    Both Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow offered their best to outgoing legendary anchor Larry King on Dec. 16, his final broadcast night. But how does the outgoing CNN anchor feel about them? On CNN’s Sunday broadcast of “Reliable Sources,” host Howard Kurtz asked King about his competitors, which he was third to in the ratings at the tail-end of his career. King admitted they were good at what they did, but said he didn’t particularly care for it. “They got better ratings,” King said. “However, I don’t regret anything and I’m happy with what I did.
  • Jack Cafferty Rips the Bureaucratic 'Obama-nation' Created by ObamaCare

    08/03/2010 8:52:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 473+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 3, 2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday's Situation Room, CNN's Jack Cafferty used the term "Obama-nation," a pun on the word "abomination," which is used on many conservative blogs, to slam the "sprawling bureaucratic giant...that seems to be the result of President Obama's new health care law." Cafferty admitted during his commentary that ObamaCare is "shaping up to be exactly what the critics were afraid it would be." The CNN commentator devoted his regular Cafferty File segment 12 minutes into the 6 pm Eastern hour to the recent report from the Congressional Research Service that, as Cafferty put it, "says it's 'impossible' to estimate the...
  • Oregon revenue drops sharply, rips $563 million hole in state budget (raise taxes, lose revenue)

    05/28/2010 7:56:10 AM PDT · by Ravi · 50 replies · 1,044+ views
    OR Live ^ | 5/25/10 | esteve
    SALEM -- Oregon’s stubbornly bad economy has left a huge hole in the state budget, distressed lawmakers learned today -- $563 million that must be cut from schools and other programs over the next year unless more money comes in. The figure was reported during the quarterly economic and revenue forecast, delivered minutes ago to a somber gathering of House and Senate revenue committees. The bad financial news means that either Gov. Ted Kulongoski or the Legislature must take steps to balance the current two-year budget, which
  • VFW leader rips Blumenthal

    05/19/2010 4:18:08 AM PDT · by Man50D · 10 replies · 661+ views
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2010 | JAMES HOHMANN
    The commander of Connecticut’s Veterans of Foreign Wars organization blasted Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal Tuesday, referring to his prior statements of service in Vietnam as “outrageous.” “Mr. Blumenthal was considered one of the best friends a veteran could have in Connecticut. It is a true shame that he let a false claim of Vietnam service change that,” said Richard DiFederico, in a statement. “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.” DiFederico’s statement came after Blumenthal’s dramatic and defiant press conference Tuesday...
  • GOP gubernatorial wannabe Rep. Rick Lazio rips into Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

    02/01/2010 1:06:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 316+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/1/10 | Glenn Blain
    COLONIE, NY - GOP gubernatorial wannabe Rick Lazio ripped into Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Monday, saying "you can't lead from a foxhole." Addressing a state Conservative party conference, Lazio attacked Cuomo, who is expected to announce a run for governor in late March, for remaining behind the scenes and staying silent as New York grapples with one crisis after another. "A year ago Andrew Cuomo left this conference and rather than provide the kind of leadership the state is hungry for, he locked himself in his office and watched as Albany burned," Lazio said. He never mentioned Gov. Paterson's name...
  • Canadian rips Afghan elders- 'Disgusted' general demands to know why military wasn't warned...

    09/29/2009 12:10:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 903+ views
    Thestar.com ^ | 9/29/09 | Bill Graveland
    DEH-E BAGH, AFGHANISTAN–Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan pulled no punches at a hastily called meeting with Afghan village elders Monday after a roadside bomb blast sent another Canadian soldier to hospital. Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, the commander of Task Force Kandahar, was on his way to the model village of Deh-e-Bagh in the Dand district southwest of Kandahar city when shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade struck one of the vehicles in his convoy.
  • Military chief rips U.S. message to Muslims

    08/27/2009 10:15:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,047+ views
    msnbc ^ | 8/27/09 | Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has written a searing critique of government efforts at “strategic communication” with the Muslim world, saying that no amount of public relations will establish credibility if American behavior overseas is perceived as arrogant, uncaring or insulting. The critique by the chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen, comes as the United States is widely believed to be losing ground in the war of ideas against extremist Islamist ideology.
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • CA: Another dam water bond; DiFi rips Dems (Perata and Nunez for blocking progress)

    03/06/2008 5:33:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 126+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/6/08 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO -- A new water bond has risen from the ruins of two weeks of backbiting and false hope. Good thing too. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, an influential Democrat, has sent a letter accusing Democrat leaders of blocking progress on negotiations over how to respond to California's water crisis and subtly threatening to back a GOP/pro-business bond if they don't get their act together. State Sen. Mike Machado, a Linden Democrat who has been actively pursuing a deal and working with Republicans regularly, submitted a $6.8 billion compromise Thursday. Significantly, Machado's announcement included words of encouragement from Sen. Dave Cogdill,...
  • Bush rips Democrats on Iraq timeline

    04/07/2007 3:41:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 878+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/07 | Ben Feller - ap
    CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush criticized Democrats on Saturday for going on vacation without first giving him what he wants: a war spending bill free of orders to pull troops home. "I recognize that Democrats are trying to show their current opposition to the war in Iraq," Bush said in his weekly radio address from Crawford, where he is on a break of his own. "They see the emergency war spending bill as a chance to make that statement," Bush said. "Yet for our men and women in uniform, this emergency war spending bill is not a political statement, it...
  • Fire rips through Islamic Center near San Diego

    08/17/2006 9:48:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 185 replies · 3,526+ views
    EL CAJON A fire ripped through an Islamic center early Thursday morning, causing $2 million in damages before it was put out, officials said. The three-alarm fire at the Kurdish Community Islamic Center was reported just after 2 a.m. and burned for more than an hour before firefighters from 15 different crews extinguished it, said Monica Zech, a spokeswoman for the El Cajon Fire Department. "When they got here, there was heavy smoke coming from the building and then the fire broke through the roof and flames were shooting through the roof," Zech said. "It's pretty much a total loss."...
  • Beatty rips Schwarzenegger at nurses' convention

    09/22/2005 10:11:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 898+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/22/05 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Actor Warren Beatty leveled a blistering political assault on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday night, accusing him of governing "by show, by spin, by cosmetics and photos ops" while imposing Bush administration policies on California. Beatty made his remarks at a convention of the California Nurses Association, an organization that has emerged in the last year as one of Schwarzenegger's most vociferous critics. Beatty, a Democrat and longtime political activist who has been mentioned as a possible challenger to Schwarzenegger next year, did not announce his candidacy as many in the boisterous crowd had hoped. But...
  • Hurricane Katrina Rips La., Miss. Coasts

    08/29/2005 7:49:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 3,060+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/05 | Adam Nossiter - AP
    NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Katrina plowed into this below-sea-level city Monday with howling, 145-mph winds and blinding rain that flooded some homes to the ceilings and ripped away part of the roof of the Superdome, where thousands of people had taken shelter. Katrina weakened overnight to a Category 4 storm and turned slightly eastward before hitting land about 6:10 a.m. CDT east of Grand Isle near the bayou town of Buras, providing some hope that this vulnerable city would be spared the storm's full fury. But National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield warned that New Orleans would be pounded throughout...
  • Vermont Governor James Douglas rips Senator Hillary Clinton on endorsement of tire burn

    04/27/2005 2:17:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 931+ views
    WCAX ^ | 4/27/05
    Douglas rips Sen. Clinton on endorsement of tire burn MONTPELIER, Vt. Senator Hillary Clinton is jumping the gun in endorsing a two-week test tire burn at International Paper's Ticonderoga mill. That's the word from Vermont Governor James Douglas in a letter to the New York Democrat today. Douglas says Clinton's timing was off when she sent a letter earlier this month to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation urging that it approve the test tire burn. The governor notes that International Paper has yet to file an application for a permit amendment. He says he hopes the company will...
  • CA: Bridge audit rips Caltrans

    01/07/2005 10:30:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 362+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 1/7/05 | Sean Holstege
    State auditors blamed Caltrans for mismanaging the Bay Bridge reconstruction and failing to report obvious cost increases — perhaps in violation of the law — in a blistering 77-page report released Wednesday. Bay Area lawmakers seized on the findings to call for an overhaul of Caltrans and to question proposals by the Schwarzenegger administration to scrap the region's preferred tower and make bridge users pay for massive overruns. Schwarzenegger's top transportation officials pointed to segments of the audit that show the elaborately complicated design is responsible for many of those out-of-control costs. Auditors offered the most complete estimate to date...
  • AP: Kerry Rips (President) Bush Over Assault Weapons Law

    09/13/2004 8:51:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,510+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/04 | Anne Gearan - AP
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) on Monday accused President Bush (news - web sites) of ducking his responsibility to protect the country from crime and terrorism by allowing a national assault weapons ban to expire. Kerry outlined his own $5 billion plan to fight crime and picked up the endorsement of the National Association of Police Organizations, a coalition of more than 2,000 police unions and associations. "Today George Bush (news - web sites) made the job of terrorists easier and made the job of America's law enforcement officers harder and that's just plain wrong,"...
  • GOP Senator Rips Bush On Iraq, Terrorism (Lugar)

    05/22/2004 7:15:08 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 129+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-23-2004 | Mark Pratt
    GOP Senator Rips Bush on Iraq, Terrorism Sunday May 23, 2004 1:46 AM By MARK PRATT Associated Press Writer MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Republican Sen. Richard G. Lugar on Saturday said the United States isn't doing enough to stave off terrorism and criticized President Bush for failing to offer solid plans for Iraq's future. Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the nation must prevent terrorism from taking root around the world by ``repairing and building alliances,'' increasing trade, supporting democracy, addressing regional conflicts and controlling weapons of mass destruction. Unless the country commits itself to such measures,...
  • CA: Auditor rips state policies on spending

    03/27/2003 12:13:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 213+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 3/27/03 | Ann E. Marimow
    <p>SACRAMENTO - In the wake of the Oracle software contract debacle, the state auditor on Wednesday blasted the Davis administration for shoddy oversight that allowed agencies to abuse the system by pushing purchases through quickly, but not necessarily for the best value.</p>