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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 |
    The NHL is Starting Over, trying to recapture what makes hockey great. In a five-part series, 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?"...
  • Europe Is the Next Rival Superpower (But Then, So Was Japan)

    01/29/2005 3:43:25 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 48 replies · 1,280+ views
    National Journal ^ | January 29, 2005 | Jonathan Rauch
    President Bush travels to Europe in February -- stopping first in the old continent's pint-sized capital city. Why Brussels, instead of London or Paris or Warsaw? Not for the chocolate. A small but increasingly prominent cluster of foreign-policy thinkers -- call them bipolarists -- believe they know the answer: Whether Bush likes it or not, there are two superpowers in the world, and the other is Europe. Unlike communism, the E.U. seems to represent not an enemy of liberal capitalism, but a new and possibly improved version of it. In 2002, Charles A. Kupchan, a professor of international relations at...
  • CA: Thousands raised for Hahn defense - Rivals say mayor fears probe

    01/21/2005 10:44:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 740+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 1/21/05 | James Nash and Rick Orlov
    Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has raised at least $11,000 for a legal-defense fund in response to investigations of "pay-to-play" contracting in his administration -- a sign, his opponents said, that the mayor is deeply worried about the joint local and federal probes. Hahn established the fund on Nov. 18 without fanfare and raised $1,000 each from 11 donors through Dec. 31, according to City Ethics Commission records. In creating the fund, Hahn is tapping many of the same donors who have contributed to a separate legal-defense account to pay a $53,523 fine over violations in his 2001 mayoral campaign....
  • CA: Hahn, rivals contend for Democratic endorsement (LA Mayor race)

    01/18/2005 7:43:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/18/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Having backed the loser over a fellow Democrat the last time, the county Democratic Party is pondering again which way to throw its support in the March 8 mayoral election primary. Although Los Angeles elections are nonpartisan, the endorsement brings financial support from the party as well as symbolic weight in a heavily Democratic city. But it is no guarantee of success, as the 2001 election showed when the party's anointed candidate, former state Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, lost in a runoff to City Attorney James Hahn. The current primary pits Hahn, now the mayor, against...
  • CA: Hahn, rivals spar over environmental issues

    12/21/2004 6:06:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 213+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Battling for re-election, Mayor Jim Hahn will appear for the second time with his four major rivals Tuesday in a debate that will focus on air quality and other environmental issues facing the city. The first face-off on Dec. 2 turned into a roundtable on allegations of corruption in the Hahn administration, while the mayor promoted his record on public safety and declared, "I've always been about honesty." Tuesday's taped debate, sponsored by the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, could provide a respite for Hahn from questions about suspect fund-raising and other accusations of ethical...
  • CA: Four rivals hammer L.A. mayor (D-Hahn) on ethics, alleged corruption at City Hall

    12/02/2004 10:00:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/2/04 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The four major candidates seeking to oust Mayor James Hahn depicted his administration Thursday as paralyzed by ethical conflicts and lapses, and alleged he stood by while campaign contributions and favoritism opened the doors to City Hall. Hahn largely avoided addressing ongoing investigations that have placed a cloud over his administration, but argued in an hour-long debate that he was leading the city toward a brighter, safer future. Voters "know who Jim Hahn is. I've always been about honesty," Hahn responded. In making the case against giving Hahn another four-year term, his rivals argued that new...
  • Kerry, Kennedy to keep distance

    11/16/2004 3:43:56 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 24 replies · 1,265+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 16, 2004 | Andrew Miga
    John F. Kerry returns to the Senate today basking in his national profile, but once again laboring in the long shadow cast by fellow Bay State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Political insiders will be scrutinizing the delicate post-election political dance unfolding between Kennedy and Kerry with great interest. The pair are friendly rivals, but their staffers have clashed in the past as their divergent ambitions collided. Kennedy was miffed when Kerry profusely thanked his campaign staffers but failed to mention him during the Faneuil Hall concession speech, sources said. Some Kerry insiders, meanwhile, have privately grumbled about Kennedy's failure to...
  • French Government Planning Merger to Rival Boeing

    11/12/2004 12:11:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 554+ views
    Scotsman.Com ^ | November 12, 2004
    The French government plans to merge Airbus parent company EADS with defence company Thales to create a new European giant to rival US Boeing, it was reported today. Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy would not comment on the report in Les Echos of an impending government-backed takeover of Thales by European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, his spokesman said.
  • Ex-Presidents, Rivals to Speak for Kerry

    07/13/2004 2:01:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 393+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/13/04 | Will Lester - AP
    WASHINGTON - Former presidents, one-time rivals, military veterans and family members will help tell the story of Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) as he prepares to accept his party's presidential nomination at the national convention in late July. "We will use those four days in Boston to introduce to America John Kerry and John Edwards (news - web sites), talking about their backgrounds and their strengths," Democratic Chairman Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday. The opening night of the July 26-29 convention will feature former Presidents Carter and Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore (news - web sites). Ron...
  • Bush's visit riles forest rivals

    08/11/2003 7:32:48 AM PDT · by bedolido · 17 replies · 181+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | 08/11/03 | Jon Kamman
    <p>He's come to the wrong place with the wrong plan.</p> <p>"We're all scratching our heads over why the president would attempt to use the 'Aspen' fire as a political stage for his Healthy Forests Initiative," said Brian Segee of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity.</p>
  • Liberman's Attack On Anti-War Rivals Shows Deep Divide Within Democrats

    07/28/2003 5:39:37 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 153+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 7-29-2003 | Rupert Cornwell
    Lieberman's attack on anti-war rivals shows deep divide within Democrats By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 29 July 2003 The deep divisions on Iraq among the Democratic presidential contenders burst into the open yesterday when the senator Joseph Lieberman, a strong supporter of the conflict, accused his more critical rivals "of not knowing a just war when they see it". Mr Lieberman said the Bush administration had failed to draw up adequate plans for the aftermath of the war and had not moved quickly enough to secure Saddam Hussein's suspected illegal weapons facilities. But his most significant words were aimed at...
  • CA: The buzz: Lockyer routs rival's backer in legal squabble

    06/30/2003 9:55:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 161+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/30/03 | Dan Smith
    <p>Recall elections notwithstanding, chalk one up for Attorney General Bill Lockyer in early psychological skirmishing over a possible 2006 gubernatorial race.</p> <p>Lockyer's lawyers two weeks ago won a legal case against megadeveloper Angelo Tsakopoulos. The Sacramento developer is a key financial backer of state Treasurer Phil Angelides, thought to be Lockyer's chief rival for the 2006 Democratic nomination.</p>
  • Media trying to outfox Fox News?

    11/08/2002 9:00:47 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 46 replies · 369+ views
    Fox News | 11-8-2 | RandallFlagg
    I was watching my trusty and sacred Fox News tonight. As I was getting a chuckle viewing liberals make panicked attempts to try and get their views out, I noticed something. During The Fox Report I saw, back-to-back, a commercial for our local CBS news station with the statement, "At six, switch to News4," then, "Turn to Colorado's news team. 9News (NBC)." It was at this point that I saw something odd, so I broke out my little pen and pad and started recording. From the last 20 minutes of The Fox Report all the way until the last commercial...
  • Clinton Disappoints a Friend by Praising His Rival

    03/14/2002 6:51:49 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 245+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 3/14/02 | Susan Jones
    Former President Bill Clinton publicly criticized his former Labor Secretary Wednesday and said he never encouraged Robert Reich to run for governor of Massachusetts - as Reich claimed. Appearing with his friend (and Reich's opponent) Steve Grossman Wednesday, Clinton further shocked Democrats by failing to endorse Grossman, who was standing at his side. Instead, Clinton heaped praise on another Grossman opponent in the governor's race -- Shannon O'Brien. According to a report in Thursday's Boston Herald, even Shannon O'Brien (the state treasurer) was surprised by the unsolicited Clinton endorsement. He called her "a very impressive woman," and he even offered...