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  • Most Whites say Obama a 'risky' choice

    06/22/2008 5:03:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies · 246+ views
    The Times of India ^ | June 23, 2008
    Over half of the American Whites consider presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a "risky" choice for the White House, whereas two-thirds believe McCain as a "safe" pick, a new survey has revealed. The survey by the Washington Post/ABC News also opens up apprehensions of the race factor being whipped up by white supremist groups as a way to stop the Illinois Senator and the first African American from entering the White House. The survey has shown that over half of Whites called 46-year-old Obama a "risky" choice for the top post, while two-thirds said McCain is a "safe"...
  • Clinton Donor Wanted By FBI In Scheme To Funnel Money

    03/03/2007 5:29:11 AM PST · by ml/nj · 29 replies · 790+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 3, 2007 | Robin Fields and Chuck Neubauer
    The businessman, influential in Pakistani circles, also aided Boxer. WASHINGTON — A Pakistani immigrant who hosted fundraisers in Southern California for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is being sought by the FBI on charges that he funneled illegal contributions to Clinton's political action committee and Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2004 reelection campaign. Authorities say Northridge businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, 56, fled the country after an indictment accused him of engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the Democratic committees. A business associate charged as a co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next...
  • FBI Warned Military Over Gitmo Tactics

    02/23/2006 11:44:22 AM PST · by Greg o the Navy · 61 replies · 872+ views
    Associated Press via NY Slimes ^ | 23 Feb 2006 | no byline
    FBI agents repeatedly warned military interrogators at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay that their aggressive methods were legally risky and also likely to be ineffective, according to FBI memos made public Thursday.
  • Gore: No Plans to Run for President Again

    10/12/2005 6:35:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 846+ views
    Former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday he had no intention of ever running for president again. "I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again," said Gore, who lost the 2000 election to President Bush.
  • Gore TV Lands In Central Park (Can you “sell out” a free event?)

    10/05/2005 7:29:32 AM PDT · by dead · 25 replies · 850+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/5 | Adam Buckman
    October 5, 2005 -- A pep rally to be held tomorrow in Central Park for Al Gore's new cable channel for young people, Current TV, is sold out, according to the event's Web site. Tickets were free... Instructions on the site indicate that there might be some tickets at the entrance available to those who register online for a waiting list. The event, called "Take Back TV," is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield, best known as the site of SummerStage. Besides promoting the fledgling cable channel, Take Back TV is aimed...
  • If That Don't Beat Al (Algore Alert!)

    09/22/2005 5:19:46 AM PDT · by TheForceOfOne · 69 replies · 2,009+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 22, 2005 | Deborah Orin
    AS SEN. Hillary Clinton ratchets up her attacks on Presi dent Bush, some Democrats think they smell an explanation: the threat of a 2008 Al Gore presidential bid that could come at her from the left on Iraq. The former vice president is suddenly re-emerging as a vocal and visible Bush-basher — he's slated to star at a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser for big donors in Washington next Tuesday. "He's keeping a very strong public profile. He was the first major Democrat to oppose the Iraq war. He's keeping in touch around the country and doing a lot of speeches....
  • Al Gore blasts Bush; personally airlifted Katrina victims

    09/09/2005 2:21:53 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 124 replies · 4,089+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 09. 2005 5:06PM | TERENCE CHEA
    Former Vice President Al Gore urged Americans on Friday to hold the Bush administration accountable for failing to adequately prepare for and respond to Hurricane Katrina. "When the corpses of American citizens are floating in toxic flood waters five days after a hurricane struck, it is time not only to respond directly to the victims of the catastrophe, but to hold ... the leaders of our nation accountable," Gore told environmentalists at the Sierra Club's national convention. Gore had been scheduled to give a speech to state insurance commissioners in New Orleans this weekend about the likelihood that global warming...
  • Islamist fundamentalists doubt reports on bin Laden’s involvement in Afghan fighting

    08/27/2005 2:02:01 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 549+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | Aug. 26, 2005 | Mohammed Al Shafey
    Asharq al-Awsat, London- An extremist Islamist internet site has claimed Osama bin Laden was recently injured in fighting around a Spanish military base in Afghanistan. Al Hasba, which has featured statements by al Qaeda’s leader and Abu Musab al Zarqawi, said bin Laden took part in the al Kholoud attack (the eternal attack) and was lightly injured in his left thigh. Islamists in London cast doubt on these reports and indicated that Saudi-born bin Laden has not appeared in any video or audio tape since 27th December 2004, when al Jazeera news channel broadcasted a tape allegedly announcing the appointment...
  • THE BOOB TUBE, INDEED -- Al Gore's Latest Flop!

    08/19/2005 7:20:47 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 69 replies · 3,320+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | by Marni Soupcoff
    It's a wonder you're even reading this piece. I mean, it's a compliment of course -- for which I'm grateful. But it's a surprise. I was certain that most of you would be spending the day glued to your television sets. August first was, after all, the debut of Al Gore's new television network, Current TV. Are you still with me? Or have I already lost you to your TV rooms and TiVos? It's okay. I'd understand. The prospect of an entertainment vehicle as fresh and lively as the former vice president is awfully hard to resist. That's why I'm...
  • The mind-blowing and clueless Current TV (Al Gore's venture)

    08/07/2005 2:04:13 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 50 replies · 2,123+ views
    Chicago Tribune via S. Florida.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2005 | Maureen Ryan
    Ever have a teacher who tried way too hard to be "down" with the kids? Who never knew that he was using out-of-date lingo or patronizing the intelligence of the people he wanted to befriend? If you have a masochistic desire to spend hours with that kind of person, you could tune into Current TV, a new cable channel that debuted in 20 million homes nationwide Monday. (In South Florida, Current is available on DirecTV.) For a channel that is supposed to be aimed squarely at 18- to 34-year-olds and reflect their views and concerns, Current (whose chairman is Al...
  • Soldier Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Arms

    08/02/2005 9:56:23 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 659+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 2, 2005
    PADUCAH, Ky. - A soldier pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges that he smuggled machine guns out of Iraq and tried to sell them in the U.S. Sgt. Beau Uran, 24, based at Fort Campbell, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully import the weapons. He is the third person to plead guilty in the case. Sgt. Nigel Brown, 31, and his uncle, Guy Brown, 46, of Hopkinsville, pleaded guilty in July to the same charges. They face up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 fines when they are sentenced Oct. 25. Uran could get a lighter sentence because of...
  • For Gore, a Reincarnation on the Other Side of the Camera

    07/25/2005 4:27:52 AM PDT · by nj26 · 12 replies · 598+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/25/05 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    The day after President Bush announced his first Supreme Court nominee, his opponent in the hotly disputed 2000 election was a continent away from the White House, sitting in a darkened conference room in a converted coffee warehouse here. Surrounded by more than a dozen people in their 20's and 30's, Al Gore was screening prospective videos for a cable and satellite channel that he, along with several investors, is scheduled to introduce next Monday. It is called Current, and he is not only its co-founder and its chairman, he is also one of the people who has an occasional...
  • There Ought To Be A Law!

    05/05/2005 5:57:02 AM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 4 replies · 538+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | May 5, 2005 | Dan Sargis
      There Ought To Be A Law!May 5, 2005 With the Beltway- Boobs in a frolic making new laws and regulations that handcuff the average citizen to governmental power (abuse?)...it seems that the fox is guarding the henhouse.  In a recent study, The Top 10 Examples of Government Waste, the Heritage Foundation’s Brian M. Riedl barely scratched the surface of the “riskiest scheme” ever foisted upon the American public...trusting the U.S. government with your money! In a recent “press release” discrediting the President’s Social Security reform effort, Tweedle-Dum-Pelosi and Tweedle-Dee-Reid accuse Mr. Bush of creating a “risky scheme” that “place(s) retirees at...
  • Study: Abstinence May Lead to Risky Acts

    03/18/2005 1:45:07 PM PST · by Crackingham · 37 replies · 1,034+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 18, 2005 | Matt Apuzzo
    Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests. The report by Yale and Columbia University researchers could help explain their earlier findings that teens who pledged abstinence are just as likely to have STDs as their peers. The latest study, published in the April issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that teens pledging virginity until marriage are more likely to have oral and anal sex than other teens who have not had intercourse....
  • Social INSecurity: Social Security to Social Insecurity [Schumer's SS 'Calculator']

    02/18/2005 6:33:37 AM PST · by ericthecurdog · 30 replies · 853+ views
    Senator Schumer's Website ^ | Charles 'Chucky' Schumer
    "See how much you will LOSE under Bush's Privatization Plan."
  • Al Gore goes into fund management [or, Where Not to Invest Your Hard-Earned Cash]

    12/03/2004 11:17:54 AM PST · by mountaineer · 30 replies · 696+ views
    Lafferty ^ | Dec. 3, 2004 | Funds International
    If politics does not work all that well for you, go into mutual fund management. At least that’s what many of Al Gore’s detractors may be thinking of the announcement in November that the former US vice-president under Bill Clinton and loser in the 2000 presidential race, has co-founded a private partnership asset management firm, Generation Investment Management (GIM). GIM, headquartered in London, has named Gore as chairman and another co-founder, David Blood, a past chief executive at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), as its managing partner. Also in the line-up of founders are Mark Ferguson, a former GASM co-head...
  • Kent (WA) Man Killed By Exploding Lava Lamp

    11/30/2004 4:57:24 AM PST · by scooter2 · 158 replies · 6,372+ views
    KOMO TV News (Seattle, WA) ^ | 11/30/04 | Kevin Reese
    KENT - "Philip has been a kid who tinkers with things ever since he was little," a grieving Claudia Quinn told KOMO 4 News Monday night after her son's bizarre and tragic death. Sunday, 24-year-old Philip Quinn was tinkering with a lava lamp at his home in Kent. His girlfriend and his parents became worried when they couldn't find him and couldn't get him to answer his phone. Claudia and Bill Quinn drove from their home in Auburn to check on their youngest son. They thought maybe he'd just overslept. They were devastated by what they found. "I looked around...
  • Massachusetts: Gay State Senator Weds Longtime Partner

    11/22/2004 11:29:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies · 2,493+ views
    BOSTON -- State Sen. Jarrett Barrios, who made an impassioned personal plea for gay marriage during last spring's legislative debate, has exchanged vows with his longtime partner, Doug Hattaway, a former spokesman for Vice President Al Gore. The couple of 10 years married Saturday at First Parish Church in Cambridge, in a wedding attended by an array of state and city officials. Gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts May 17 under a court decision issued last November. In February, during a marathon legislative debate about whether to seek a ban on gay marriage in Massachusetts, Barrios spoke of the barriers...
  • Caption This Photo (11-18-04 Pic) of a BLOATED Al Gore

    11/18/2004 2:54:17 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 196 replies · 7,464+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2004 | PJ-Comix
    Caption this photo of an INCREDIBLY BLOATED Algore. BTW, this photo is from TODAY!
  • FOR GORE, FEELING'S MUTUAL

    11/08/2004 1:05:02 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 1,223+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/08/04 | Richard Wilner
    Al Gore is looking for your hard-earned investment dollar. The former vice president is starting a mutual-fund management company that will invest in companies that combine environmental friendliness and social accountability with profitability, according to a published report. Gore believes companies that are able to excel in all three areas hold promise for greater investment return than traditional investments. [snip] Gore wrote the book "Earth in the Balance," chaired President Bill Clinton's council for business and sustainable development and helped gain agreement on the Kyoto protocol, the convention on climate change.
  • Al Gore in Hawaii

    10/30/2004 2:10:06 AM PDT · by kcvl · 99 replies · 5,714+ views
  • Gore returns to preach the gospel of revenge

    10/25/2004 2:45:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 578+ views
    The Times of London ^ | 10-25-04 | Tim Reid
    ALBERT GORE III and John Forbes Kerry, two of America’s most blue-blooded and buttoned-up white politicians, swayed awkwardly to gospel music and preached a message of black revenge in churches across Florida yesterday, imploring African-Americans to turn out in their droves on election day and defeat President Bush. Mr Gore, returning to the state that destroyed his presidential hopes four years ago after its bitterly disputed 36-day recount drama, delivered a gospel of civil rights and anger, acutely aware that without a massive turnout from African-American voters on November 2, Mr Kerry has virtually no chance of defeating President Bush....
  • `President' Gore rallies black Florida voters

    10/25/2004 2:39:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 536+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | 10-25-04 | TIM HARPER
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — He was introduced as the president-elect, or more simply the president. He sat stoically as he was described as the man who would be in the White House today had the Republicans not "spit on the graves'' of African American civil rights leaders. But in a potential hothouse of anger, Al Gore yesterday stood before the congregation at the Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church and told angry black voters to channel their frustration constructively so they will never be disenfranchised again. "Love thy neighbour,'' said Gore, during a highly symbolic swing through Florida nine days before the...
  • Al Gore. Uglier Every Day.

    10/18/2004 2:29:01 PM PDT · by dead · 138 replies · 5,223+ views
  • **Caption Time** Former Vice President Al Gore at MoveLeft.org

    10/18/2004 11:50:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 3,045+ views
      Former Vice President Al Gore gestures while discussing the Bush presidency during an address at Georgetown University in Washington, Monday, Oct. 18, 2004. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
  • AL GORE IS OUT OF HIS STRAIGHT JACKET AGAIN

    09/09/2004 10:22:32 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 49 replies · 2,267+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 9/8/04 | Neal Boortz
    AL GORE IS OUT OF HIS STRAIGHT JACKET AGAIN In an interview with the New Yorker, former Vice President and almost president (thank God he lost) Al Gore is once again attacking the president. This is unbelievable. Al has apparently resigned himself to the fact that he will now live the rest of his life as a bitter victim. The sour grapes have now lasted four years. How much longer are you going to hold a grudge, Al? Apparently forever. So anyway, in this interview Gore said he did not like President Bush's public declaration of his faith. "It's a...
  • Al Gore criticizes Bush's CIA director pick

    08/12/2004 1:09:53 PM PDT · by mountaineer · 54 replies · 1,672+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Vice President Al Gore charged Thursday that President Bush's nomination of Republican Rep. Porter Goss to lead the CIA continues the president's pattern of using the Sept. 11 tragedy for political benefit. Gore, in a speech to the Music Row Democrats, said that with the selection of Goss, an eight-term congressman from Florida, Bush "just thumbed his nose" at the bipartisan commission established to investigate the attacks. Gore said the commission recommended a change in the structure of intelligence-gathering and the creation of a new position to coordinate intelligence. Gore called a Goss, chairman of the...
  • Kerry's risky strategy

    08/02/2004 4:10:59 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 5 replies · 742+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2004 | Michael Barone
    Kerry's Risky Strategy Michael Barone August 2, 2004 John Kerry's acceptance speech Thursday night, the climactic and only consequential moment of the Democratic National Convention, will probably give him a bounce in the polls. Such speeches usually do: Since 1976, Democratic nominees have gotten bigger convention boosts than Republicans, sometimes large, sometimes temporary. But more important is what the speech and its reception tells us about the party and its nominee. When I started attending Democratic conventions in 1968, the question was whether the love the winning nominee had earned from his supporters would transfer to those who had backed...
  • Gore calls for Rumsfeld, Rice, Tenet, etc to resign (Barf Level Alpha)

    05/26/2004 10:44:11 AM PDT · by The G Man · 77 replies · 349+ views
    Al Gore's moronic brain ^ | 5/26/04 | Al Gore
    Remarks by Al Gore May 26, 2004 As Prepared George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world. He promised to "restore honor and integrity to the White House." Instead, he has brought deep dishonor to our country and built a durable reputation as the most dishonest President since Richard Nixon. SNIP
  • Democrats Unleash Gore On Bush (Oh, Yeah. *That's* Terrifying, Huh...?)

    05/25/2004 11:55:17 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 233+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/26/04 | Amy Fagan
    <p>Al Gore will try to boost his party's chances of regaining the White House by criticizing President Bush's Iraq policy in a speech today, in which he will call for the resignation of five Bush administration officials and one military leader.      The event, sponsored by the political action committee of the liberal group MoveOn.org., seeks to motivate the Democratic base. Mr. Gore will argue that Mr. Bush's foreign policy has created animosity against the United States throughout the Islamic world and is putting Americans at greater risk.</p>
  • Kerry getting Gored? Democrats fear 2000 deja vu

    05/01/2004 2:11:59 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 63 replies · 816+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana)` ^ | 5-1-2004 | RON FOURNIER
    Kerry getting Gored? ELECTION 2004: Democrats fear 2000 deja vu: Kerry candidacy looks like Al Gore's An AP News Analysis By RON FOURNIER AP Political Writer WASHINGTON -- It's a recurring nightmare for Democratic strategist Tony Coelho -- the party's presidential candidate portrayed as a flip-flopping opportunist, ill-served by a strife-torn staff. It happened in 2000, when Coelho ran Al Gore's campaign. Now, it's happening to John Kerry. Democratic leaders fear he's getting "Gored." "What the Kerry people don't understand is, it's succeeding," Coelho said. Scores of Kerry supporters like the former California congressman say their initial response is to...
  • Rush: Gorelick Quietly Asked By Kean To Resign!

    04/16/2004 10:30:35 AM PDT · by LS · 304 replies · 1,998+ views
    According to an article Rush just read, Jamie Gorelick was quietly asked by Commission Chairman Thomas Kean to resign from the 9/11 commission due to conflict of interest. According to an unnamed staffer, she refused. Should we start a poll on how long she lasts?
  • Gore Meets Privately With 9/11 Commission

    04/09/2004 10:36:32 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 70 replies · 286+ views
    AP ^ | 4/9/04 | HOPE YEN
    Former Vice President Al Gore met with the Sept. 11 panel privately Friday, a day after President Clinton told commissioners that intelligence wasn't strong enough to justify a retaliation against al-Qaida for the 2000 bombing of a Navy ship. Gore met with the 10-member bipartisan commission in a three-hour meeting it described as candid and forthcoming. "We thank him for his continued cooperation with the commission," the panel said in a statement. On Thursday, the commission interviewed Clinton behind closed doors for nearly four hours after the conclusion of national security adviser Condoleezza Rice's public testimony, broadcast live on national...
  • The fix is in! 9-11 Commission member Jamie Gorelick Auditioning for post in the Kerry Admin.

    04/08/2004 4:21:33 PM PDT · by TheButcher · 36 replies · 420+ views
    Hardball | 04/08/2004 | Me
    I just watched Chris Mathews' interview of 9-11 Commission member Jamie S. Gorelick. Gorelick was deputy attorney general of the United States, a position she assumed in March 1994. From May 1993 until she joined the Justice Department, Gorelick served as general counsel of the Department of Defense. After Gorelick finished saying that the contents of the August 6th memo were sufficient that it should have triggerred the highest level of security in the US Government, Mathews said the following: "We'll be right back with 9-11 Commission member Jaime Gorelick, the former deputy attorney general of the United States. Maybe...
  • Vitriol of 2000 vote lingers - Palm Beach County elections supervisor is still vilified

    03/21/2004 5:03:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 189+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 3-21-04 | By Stephen Kiehl
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - More than three years later, Theresa LePore still gets hate mail. The Palm Beach County elections supervisor, who designed the butterfly ballot that confounded voters and might have contributed to Al Gore's razor-thin loss in 2000, recently received a voice-mail message from a former colleague. "He said, 'You've got the blood of 500 American men and women on your hands. You are responsible for this war. You are responsible for 9/11. You don't even deserve to be in jail. You should be in a grave,' " LePore recalls. She shakes her head and chuckles. She's...
  • AL GORE FUND-RAISER UNDER FEDERAL SCRUTINY

    03/18/2004 5:46:31 AM PST · by Liz · 4 replies · 149+ views
    THE RECORD ^ | Wednesday, March 17, 2004 | CLINT RILEY
    McGreevey's man in Little India; Documents depict Chugh as a man with power Rajesh "Roger" Chugh, a fast-talking former top fund-raiser for New Jersey Governor McGreevey, resurfaced Tuesday in documents subpoenaed by federal investigators as a well-connected insider with the clout to recommend coveted appointments. Chugh, a 49-year-old former taxi driver with a history of writing bad checks, is one of several McGreevey fund-raisers being scrutinized by federal authorities for alleged promises they made in exchange for campaign contributions. Internal records released by the governor's office Tuesday for the first time publicly linked Chugh with fellow McGreevey fund-raiser David M....
  • Al Gore Tells Stanford Business School Students to be Environmental Activists

    03/16/2004 7:01:25 AM PST · by ZGuy · 20 replies · 204+ views
    Business Wire ^ | March 15, 2004 | Ray Delgado
    The industrialized world is on a collision course with nature, according to former Vice President Al Gore, who passionately urged Stanford Graduate School of Business students to take action to save the environment during a talk March 11 at Stanford University. Speaking before an audience of mostly students, Gore presented a series of slides and statistics that showed global temperatures skyrocketing over the last 50 years. "How do we get the message across so that people go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, we've got to do something about this'?" Gore said. "The proper reaction ought to be mass marches, with people...
  • Broward election staff rechecks mailings on absentee ballots

    02/25/2004 4:33:20 PM PST · by ambrose · 9 replies · 234+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 2.25.04
    Broward election staff rechecks mailings on absentee ballots By Buddy Nevins Political Writer Posted February 25 2004 Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has ordered her employees to double-check each absentee ballot before it is sent out after a handful of voters reported this week they got the wrong ballot for the March 9 election. Seven voters in Davie, Cooper City and Hallandale Beach told the elections office they got ballots for the wrong city, out of 5,939 mailed. Those errors prompted new safeguards on the mailing of ballots, said deputy elections supervisor Gisela Salas.
  • Democrats gather for Gore as Kerry support grows

    02/22/2004 2:26:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 228+ views
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore fired up a sold-out democratic banquet Saturday night, attacking the Republican right wing and urging his party to take advantage of what he sees as America's change of heart. "Here in this state, where Republicans have flexed their muscles for so long, there is that rising up among men and women who know the other side has gone too far," Gore told over 750 people at the annual Frank Church Banquet. In a speech peppered with self-deprecating humor, Gore attacked the policies of Attorney General John Ashcroft, the war in Iraq,...
  • Time to chill out

    02/21/2004 2:03:56 AM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 251+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/04 | James L. Martin
    <p>The unabated anger of Democratic presidential candidates and the liberal media toward George W. Bush still feeds off their moral certitude that he cheated Al Gore out of the presidency in the 2000 elections.</p> <p>That being said, it is ironic indeed Mr. Gore retains so little currency within today's Democratic Party and, in some quarters, is even regarded as somewhat of a joke.</p>
  • ZOT! The Mark of Zot!

    11/26/2003 4:50:53 PM PST · by liquidtrek · 51 replies · 1,762+ views
    <p>HEy people....I am new to all this but in my recent inquiries into the behind the scenes workings of america . . and the anti american . . . I have discovered George Soro. . .Now....The reason i am posting here, and registering even, is that i stumbled upon a thread dissing soro for government donations etc etc etc....Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any information on soro and what he has done negatively....so far i have only come across positive stuff......Can someone help me with this issue ? ? p.s. doesnt it seem wierd that every wrong doing in the news lately has us behind it or somehow involved ? ?</p>
  • Gore blasts Bush political ads as 'not worthy of the presidency'

    11/25/2003 8:46:55 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 179 replies · 646+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | November 25, 2003 | Matt Drudge
    Former Vice President Al Gore told college students Tuesday night that the Bush administration is ``using fear as a political tool'' unworthy of the presidency. ``For the president of the United States to claim in a television ad that those who disagreed with the decision to go to war with Iraq are against attacking terrorists is a disgrace,'' said Gore, who lost the 2000 election to President Bush. ``It is a cheap and petty political tactic not worthy of the presidency. It is something you would find in a down-and-dirty sleazy campaign for city council,'' Gore added, drawing laughs from...
  • **Caption Algore**

    11/10/2003 4:51:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies · 189+ views
    Sun Nov 9, 4:12 PM ET Former Vice President Al Gore (news - web sites) gestures during a speech on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, in Washington. Gore denounced the White House and Justice Department (news - web sites) for perceived assaults on civil liberties during the war on terror. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Gore, Daschle: Bush Admin Used War for Politics, Civil Liberties Grab (Today Show Alert)

    11/10/2003 4:33:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 353+ views
    Today Show
    Just when you thought The Today Show couldn't outdo itself for liberal bias and Bush bashing, along comes this morning's show to demonstrate that Today hasn't hit bottom yet. The opening footage of this morning's Today Show was a clip of an angry Al Gore, giving a speech it which he accused the Bush administration of "using the war for partisan political gain and posturing themselves as bold defenders of our country while actually weakening rather than strengthening security." Gore called for the repeal of the Patriot Act Gore must have been unavailable as a guest, but Today made do...
  • Al Gore MoveOn.org Speech LIVE THREAD (Make Fun Of The Dweeb!)

    11/09/2003 10:47:44 AM PST · by Stultis · 61 replies · 300+ views
    LEFTWARD HO! Al Bore panders to the extremists at MoveOn again! (Does no one esle even invite him to speak anymore?) SpeechFreedom and SecurityMoveOn.orgAmerican Constitution SocietyWashington, District of Columbia (United States) ID: 179040 - 11/09/2003 - 1:00 - $29.95 Gore, Albert Jr., Vice President, United States
  • Gore Blasts Bush for Disbanding Senate Intelligence Cte., Charges Nixon-like Coverup over 911

    11/09/2003 11:47:40 AM PST · by nwrep · 80 replies · 1,117+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | November 9, 2003 | nwrep
    Al Gore has charged that the Bush administration is attempting to cover-up the 9/11 investigation by dismissing the Senate Intelligence Committee. In a speech sponsored by the Communist Group Moveon.org, Gore dismissed the partisan Democrat memo advising the committee to use intelligence information for political purposes as "trivial", and accused Bush of over-reaching in his authority, in much the same way as Richard Nixon did when he fired his Chief Investigator during the Watergate scandal. It was reported here that Senator Frist disbanded the Senate Intellignce Committee after the partisan memo revealed it would be unable to carry out its...
  • Gore Denounces Bush Administration for Attack on Civil Liberties

    11/09/2003 2:18:30 PM PST · by Jean S · 72 replies · 209+ views
    AP ^ | 11/9/03 | Jennifer C. Kerr
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore accused President Bush on Sunday of failing to make the country safer after the Sept. 11 attacks and using the war against terrorism as a pretext to consolidate power. "They have taken us much farther down the road toward an intrusive, 'big brother'-style government - toward the dangers prophesied by George Orwell in his book '1984' - than anyone ever thought would be possible in the United States of America," Gore charged. Gore, who lost the disputed 2000 presidential election to Bush, said terrorism-fighting tools granted after Sept. 11 amount to a...
  • Al Gore: FREEDOM AND SECURITY (transcript of his speech)

    11/09/2003 5:55:27 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 188+ views
    Scoop ( New Zealand) ^ | Nov. 9, 2003 | Al Gore
    Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. November 9, 2003 TO LISTEN SEE... http://www.moveon.org/gore/webcast.html Thank you, Lisa, for that warm and generous introduction. Thank you Zack, and thank you all for coming here today I want to thank the American Constitution Society for co-sponsoring today’s event, and for their hard work and dedication in defending our most basic public values. And I am especially grateful to Moveon.org, not only for co-sponsoring this event, but also for using 21st Century techniques to breathe new life into our democracy. For my part, I’m just a “recovering politician” – but I truly believe that some...
  • Gore to speak on the state of democracy (Tennessee)

    11/09/2003 10:01:05 PM PST · by BillF · 25 replies · 522+ views
    before November 6, 2003 | GNN mailing list
    What: Al Gore will give two speeches about the current state of democracy as part of the John Seigenthaler lecture series at Middle Tennessee State University. When: 1.) Tuesday, November 11 4:30-6:30 p.m. Topic: Media and democracy 2.) Tuesday, November 25th (date change) 4:30-6:30 p.m. Topic: Race and democracy Where: The State Farm Room Business/Aerospace Building Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN Details: Both lectures are free. Originally, reservations were required, but now part of the auditorium will be opened to the general public on a "first come, first served" basis. Reservations made prior to October 5th will be honored....
  • Gore accuses Bush of undermining freedoms

    11/09/2003 11:34:44 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 21 replies · 183+ views
    cnn ^ | 11-9-03
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Vice President Al Gore accused the Bush administration Sunday of using the war on terrorism "to consolidate its power and escape any accountability for its use."</p> <p>Gore said that though the threat of terrorism and the potential use of weapons of mass destruction required speedy action by the executive branch, "President Bush has stretched this new practical imperative way beyond what is healthy for our democracy."</p>