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  • Scottish independence: Decapitate Britain, and we kill off the greatest political union ever

    09/08/2014 2:19:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 08 Sep 2014 | Boris Johnson
    Right: it’s time to speak for Britain. If these polls are right, then we are on the verge of an utter catastrophe for this country. In just 10 days’ time we could all be walking around like zombies – on both sides of the Scottish border. I don’t just mean that we will be in a state of shock, though that will obviously be true: most people (especially the Scots) have yet to think through the horrific financial and constitutional implications of an English-Scottish divorce. I mean that we will be zombies, walking dead, because a fundamental part of our...
  • The “Collaborators” Hamas Executed Were Actually Al Qaeda Rivals

    11/26/2012 12:44:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 11/26/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hamas’ brutal execution of a number of men who it claimed were Israeli collaborators led to a lot of headlines complete with photos of bodies being dragged around behind motorcycles. But in the Muslim world, it’s important to understand context, not just content, and everyone lies all the time. Collaborators are often executed in the West Bank and Gaza, however these people are rarely agents of Israel. Israeli intelligence is pretty good and not that easy to penetrate. Israel doesn’t rely as much on local informants anymore and more on intercepted communications. So who are the
  • Rivals thirst for duel in desert (Wednesday's Debate)

    02/21/2012 8:59:53 AM PST · by no dems · 4 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 21, 2012 | S. A. Miller
    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are sharpening their jabs for a debate showdown tomorrow, their last face-to-face confrontation before the increasingly tight GOP presidential primaries in Arizona and Michigan next Tuesday. Debates have marked a turning point at several junctures in the topsy-turvy 2012 Republican race, and the debate will be Romney’s best chance to blunt Santorum’s rapid rise. For Santorum, it’s a golden opportunity to solidify his standing as the leading conservative candidate in the race and build on momentum carrying his campaign forward since wins Feb. 7 in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. The CNN-sponsored debate in...
  • Why did Establishment media go after Cain, yet leave it to The Enquirer to go after John Edwards?

    11/01/2011 9:31:49 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies · 1+ views
    11/1/2001 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Some time back, reports broke about John Edward's supposed extra-marital doings, and the establishment media wouldn't touch it, leaving it to The Enquirer. But the establishment media, or at least a component of it, seems to have no problem doing what seems to be the opposite with Herman Cain. Does the establishment (the political component of it?) want Romney to face Obama? McCain, we were told over and over again, was the toughest guy for Obama to face, and the best choice for Republicans. The MSM, on-the-other-hand, talked incessantly about how they were (at the same time) concerned that Obama...
  • Rick Perry 'to run in 2012' as rivals hold Iowa debate

    08/11/2011 3:18:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/11/11 | BBC
    Texas Governor Rick Perry will join the race to become Republican presidential nominee in 2012, US media say. Mr Perry is expected to announce his candidacy in Iowa on Saturday, reports said. A spokesman said Mr Perry would make his intentions "very clear". The news came as eight Republican rivals were preparing to hold the third debate of the 2012 race in the early primary state of Iowa on Thursday. Mitt Romney hopes to cement his front-runner status in the Ames debate. Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman and others will vie to become his chief challenger, analysts say. The...
  • US Volt beats Asian rivals to LA green car prize

    11/18/2010 11:16:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/18/10 | afp
    The 2011 Chevrolet Volt beat back competition from Asian rivals including Nissan and Hyundai to win the Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles auto show on Thursday. The General Motors-built car pipped the prize from a top five which also included the Ford Fiesta, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, and the Nissan LEAF. The award to the US carmaker will provide a morale-boosting shot in the arm for the ailing US car industry, still struggling to recover from the near-meltdown amid the 2008 global financial crisis. "I'm very humbled to stand up here...
  • Poll: Boxer thumping GOP Senate rivals...but that's good news to one GOPer (Chuck DeVore)

    09/25/2009 3:54:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,156+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/25/09 | Joe Garofoli
    We were just tucking an extra flask into the suitcase before heading out to the GOP convention today, when peeps for GOP Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (aka Chuck D. from the OC) breathlessly pointed to a new Rasmussen Poll that shows that Sen. Barbara Boxer is thumping Chuck D by nine points (46 to 37 percent). And yes, that's the good news. Why? Because Boxer is thumping ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina by 10 points. (49 percent to 39 percent). Rasmussen: "Any incumbent who polls less than 50 ercent is considered vulnerable, and 2010 is shaping up as a tough political year...
  • Democratic rivals agree to play nicer (Yeah, Right! We'll see.)

    03/14/2008 10:43:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 336+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/14/08 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - On this presidential rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton can agree: They sometimes disagree with their trash-talking supporters and will try to cool it. Advisers to the Democratic candidates shed some light Friday on the private chat the two candidates had Thursday on the Senate floor. The talk lasted three or four minutes in full view of reporters watching on the balcony above who could see them talking, but not hear what they said. "They approached one another and spoke about how supporters for both campaigns have said things they reject," said Clinton spokesman Phil Singer. "They...
  • GOP rivals depict Clinton as unworthy (weak on Iraq and certain to raise taxes)

    01/24/2008 9:55:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 34+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/08 | David Espo - ap
    BOCA RATON, Fla. - Republican presidential contenders depicted Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as weak on Iraq and certain to raise taxes Thursday night, setting aside their own campaign debate squabbles long enough to agree that she is unworthy of the White House. "She is so out of step with the American people," said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, joined by Sen. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani in criticizing the former first lady. The chorus of criticism came as Republicans strived to present their credentials as advocates of tax cuts, particularly to head off the threat of recession. They generally agreed...
  • I actively support HUNTER AND THOMPSON

    09/08/2007 9:24:29 PM PDT · by Allan S. · 85 replies · 1,005+ views
    I think we need both Thompson and Hunter on the final ticket. It is too early to rule out HUNTER as top of ticket, but presently it looks like THOMPSON in the top spot. These guys should follow Reagan's "Eleventh Commandment" as regards each other. I think I was the first to suggest Hunter run for the presidency, on the F.A.I.R.(Dan Stein Report) Commentaries. I have been bullish for Thompson, whenever he addressed illegal immigration, or addresses a madness like the "Sanctuary City Movement". Let us pray that these two seemingly good conservatives can avoid trashing each other in any...
  • Dem rivals rap Clinton on terror comment

    08/24/2007 6:00:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 637+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/07 | Holly Ramer - ap
    CONCORD, N.H. - Democratic rivals criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday for her comment that a terror attack between now and the election would help the Republicans. On Thursday, the New York senator told supporters in Concord that she could defeat any Republican nominee, in part because she already knows how her opponents will go after her and because she is good at handling the unexpected. "There are circumstances beyond our control, and I think I am better able to handle things I have no control over," she said. "It's a horrible prospect to ask yourself 'What if? What if?'...
  • Romney's large family helps his presidential campaign, offers contrast to Republican rivals

    06/23/2007 12:09:33 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 29 replies · 676+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | 06/22/07 | Associated Press
    BOSTON: Mitt Romney values his family, and when it comes to his presidential campaign, his family members are providing value for him. His wife of 38 years, his five strapping sons and his photogenic daughters-in-law don't just back the former Massachusetts governor's candidacy, they are giving it a lift in ways both subtle and overt. Tagg Romney, his eldest son, quit his marketing job with the Los Angeles Dodgers and is working full-time at campaign headquarters. Brother Josh is taking leave this summer from real estate development in Salt Lake City to drive a recreational vehicle to all 99 counties...
  • France's Sarkozy wooing far right, poll rivals say

    04/14/2007 3:11:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 448+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/9/07 | Jon Boyle
    PARIS (Reuters) - Rivals accused right-wing presidential frontrunner Nicolas Sarkozy of cosying up to far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen on Friday in a cynical electoral tactic. Socialist Segolene Royal said the former interior minister was negotiating a secret pact with Le Pen's National Front, after a close Sarkozy aide called for a measure of proportional representation in June National Assembly elections. The National Front says the current voting system is a scandal because it excludes from parliament a party whose candidate won almost 17 percent of the 2002 presidential vote. All mainstream parties except Sarkozy's ruling UMP have called for...
  • Rival Militants Clash In Pakistan (Al-Qaeda vs Taliban)

    03/20/2007 10:11:40 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 849+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-20-2007
    Rival militants clash in Pakistan The Waziristan area is a militant stronghold Up to 30 people have been killed in fighting between al-Qaeda militants and local pro-Taleban tribesmen in north-west Pakistan, the military says. Heavy shelling has raged since Monday near Wana in the South Waziristan tribal area close to Afghanistan. The BBC has confirmed only seven deaths, including two school children caught in the cross-fire. The tribal areas are home to hundreds of foreign militants who fled the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Fractious militants They are supported by local tribesmen, who also have close ties to the...
  • Mitt Romney criticizes main rivals

    03/01/2007 10:53:24 PM PST · by do the dhue · 224 replies · 1,309+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 3/2/7 | GLEN JOHNSON
    HAMPSTEAD, N.H. - Mitt Romney suggested last week that he and his fellow Republican presidential contenders would avoid the "rancor" that flared between Democrats after one of Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record)'s fundraisers questioned Hillary Rodham Clinton's honesty. This week, with polls showing him running third, the former Massachusetts governor took sharper aim at his leading rivals, Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) of Arizona and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. McCain, Romney told New Hampshire voters on Thursday, was devising an immigration policy that was the "wrong course" for the nation. And Giuliani's positions on abortion,...
  • India, Russia, China foreign ministers to meet to boost trilateral cooperation

    02/14/2007 1:10:07 AM PST · by twinself · 10 replies · 622+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | February 14, 2007
    The foreign ministers of India, Russia and China were meeting Wednesday in the Indian capital in a bid to strengthen relations and to explore cooperation on issues such as counterterrorism and energy security, Indian officials said. The meeting between India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and their Chinese counterpart Li Zhaoxing is part of efforts by the three countries to forge a trilateral forum to work more closely on regional security issues, the officials said. "This will be the second stand-alone meeting of its kind," said Navtej Sarna, external affairs ministry spokesman. The foreign ministers...
  • Iraqi poll winners woo rivals

    12/27/2005 11:10:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 339+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/27/05 | Shamal Aqrawi
    ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Leaders of the Shi'ite and Kurdish blocs that emerged triumphant in this month's Iraqi election agreed on Tuesday to push ahead with efforts to bring Sunni and other parties into a grand coalition government. The visit of Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim of the Shi'ite Islamist Alliance to the Kurdish capital Arbil opened a series of planned meetings among rival factions intended to ease friction over election results which Sunni and secular parties say have been rigged and to begin building a consensus administration. "We agreed on the principle of forming a government involving all the parties with a...
  • CA: Gubernatorial candidate calls on rivals to disclose tax returns (Westly)

    12/22/2005 6:11:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 238+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/22/05 | ap - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Controller Steve Westly, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, called Thursday for his potential rivals in next year's election to release 10 years worth of tax returns. He said voters deserve at least that much disclosure. Westly made millions as a top executive and shareholder in the online auction house eBay. He told reporters during a news conference that he released 10 years of tax records months ago, while Treasurer Phil Angelides, also running for the Democratic nomination, has not. Westly also noted that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not released tax records to the same extent. Westly's records...
  • Part I -- Top rivalries ( Hockey/Sports Chat )

    09/27/2005 7:12:31 PM PDT · by scott says · 39 replies · 466+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | Sep. 27, 2005 | ESPN.com
    The NHL is Starting Over, trying to recapture what makes hockey great. In a five-part series, ESPN.com remembers what made it that way in the first place, hockey's players, rivalries, teams, games and enforcers. The recipe for a great rivalry includes a measure of time, a healthy dose of hatred and more than a little blood. If you can throw in some politics, slights (real or perceived), and some shared geography, so much the better. They're the kinds of confrontations which make fans and players alike pore over the NHL schedule, looking for the nights when those teams clash. They're...
  • CA: His job on the line, Hahn pounds at rivals in TV ad (LA Mayoral Election, Tuesday, Mar. 8th)

    03/03/2005 6:09:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 267+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/3/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    Stalled in the polls and running out of time, Mayor James Hahn on Thursday launched the first TV attack ad of the mayoral campaign, tarring his main rivals as "Sacramento politicians" who pocketed cash from Enron Corp. while steering California toward an energy crisis. The 30-second spot marked the start of a scalding advertising fight that is expected to intensify until Tuesday's election. City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa, one of the targets of Hahn's ad, responded within hours with a TV commercial that zeroed in on an ongoing corruption investigation at City Hall and asked, "Can we really trust Jim Hahn?"...