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  • Cops: Woman, 19, Bit Off Female Cop's Ear Following Brawl Outside Massachusetts Bar

    08/09/2016 11:07:35 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 51 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | Unknown
    As police struggled to get Wiley inside a cruiser, she lunged at the face of Officer Jessica Rondinelli, a rookie cop who has been on the job barely a month. Wiley, cops charge, “grabbed a hold of Officer Rondinelli’s right ear in her teeth and refused to let go.” Rondinelli yelled, "She has my ear!" Wiley released her bite when Rondinelli, 27, gouged her in the eye. “She bit my ear off,” Rondinelli then told fellow officers. The cop’s right ear was bleeding and had a “jagged chunk missing from the top of it,” according to the report.
  • MISSING #SleazyDonald: Why no events in 4 days; none planned for 8

    03/25/2016 12:47:44 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 106 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/25/16 | Jeff Roe
    Jeff Roe @jeffroe 1h MISSING #SleazyDonald: Why no events in 4 days; none planned for 8. Ever had psychological eval? What is hiding in medical records! Release!
  • Ben Carson Draft Effort Spends $9 Million … To Raise $12 Million

    01/16/2015 8:55:27 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 1/16/2015 | Alex Pappas
    Eyebrows are being raised as financial disclosure forms show that the “National Draft Ben Carson For President Committee” is spending most of its contributions … on raising money. The PAC — which is not affiliated with Carson himself — has raised more than $12 million since July 2013. The group says it is working to convince Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, to run for president in 2016.
  • Obama: I'm Concerned About a Loose Nuke Being Detonated in Manhattan

    03/25/2014 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 229 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Daniel Halper
    Romney still wrong about Russia, says Obama. Speaking at a brief news conference in the Hague, President Obama said he's more worried about a loose nuke being detonated in Manhattan than he is about Russia: "With respect to Mr. Romney's assertion that Russia is our number one geopolitical foe, the truth of the matter is that America has a whole lot of challenges," said the president. "Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neigbors, not out of strength, but out weakness. "Ukraine has been a country which Russia had enormous influence for decades, since the...
  • Rookie Democrat (not Hussein) draws fire for Holder vote

    07/01/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/01/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Rookie Democrat draws fire for Holder voteBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 7/1/12 8:00 AM EDT More fallout on the left against Democrats who voted last week to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. In this case, it’s newly elected Rep. Ron Barber who is under fire just weeks after he won the special election to replace Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. From an open letter to Barber posted on the liberal Blog for Arizona: **SNIP** True, you voted against the worst of the two contempt measures against Holder, the one calling for criminal contempt. But your vote for the...
  • CAPTION the rookie Hussein pimping his ride!

    05/23/2012 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
  • Obama and the politics of disappointment ("I believed in him 100%")

    12/14/2011 5:26:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/13/11 | Tom Foreman
    Obama and the politics of disappointmentBy Tom Foreman, CNN updated 8:49 PM EST, Tue December 13, 2011 Washington (CNN) -- All politicians disappoint their supporters. It is a relentless truth in D.C. They make pledges they can't keep, say things they don't mean, and encounter stiff headwinds in office that were just distant breezes on the campaign trail. The bigger their failed promises, the bigger the disappointment. And just a few hours north of Washington, in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, it is easy to see that President Obama has a lot of disappointment standing between him and re-election. "I...
  • Obama on the debt ceiling; then and now (The rookie Hussein and fellow RATS voted against it)

    07/19/2011 3:54:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/05/11 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Obama on the debt ceiling; then and nowEthel C. Fenig January 5, 2011 Almost five years ago, in March, 2006, the usually silent junior Democratic senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, unexpectedly piped up to oppose increasing the nation's debt ceiling, explaining The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. ... Increasing America's debt weakens...
  • Restaurant Nutrition Draws Focus of First Lady

    02/06/2011 6:42:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2011 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and William Neuman
    After wrapping her arms around the retail giant Wal-Mart and trying to cajole food makers into producing nutrition labels that are easier to understand, Michelle Obama, a healthy-eating advocate, has her sights set on a new target: the nation’s restaurants. A team of advisers to Mrs. Obama has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children’s meals that include healthy offerings like carrots, apple slices and milk instead of French fries and soda, according to White House...
  • Krugman: (The rookie Hussein isn't prepared for) The World as He Finds It

    11/16/2010 8:53:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/14/10 | PAUL KRUGMAN
    The World as He Finds ItBy PAUL KRUGMAN Published: November 14, 2010 On Wednesday David Axelrod, President Obama’s top political adviser, appeared to signal that the White House was ready to cave on tax cuts — to give in to Republican demands that tax cuts be extended for the wealthy as well as the middle class. “We have to deal with the world as we find it,” he declared. The White House then tried to walk back what Mr. Axelrod had said. But it was a telling remark, in more ways than one. The obvious point is the contrast between...
  • O’s magic wanes (The rookie Hussein fizzles like a spent bottle rocket)

    10/16/2010 10:25:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/16/10
    O’s magic wanesBy Boston Herald Editorial Staff Saturday, October 16, 2010 - Updated 3 hours ago So, has the magic gone? Sure, there’s always a certain level of excitement during a presidential visit. The motorcade, the prospect of a wave here, a photo op there, for a few brief hours being the center of the political universe. Asked about the “why” of today’s visit by Barack Obama on his behalf, Gov. Deval Patrick said, “He’s the president of the United States. I haven’t been doing this so long that it doesn’t excite me that the president of the United States...
  • Why O's 'bank tax' won't fix Wall St. (The rookie Hussein can't be this stupid - can he?)

    01/17/2010 2:55:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 728+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/10 | Nicole Gelinas
    Why O's 'bank tax' won't fix Wall St.Last Updated: 6:46 AM, January 14, 2010 Today, President Obama will announce plans to levy a big fee on "too big to fail" financial firms. The fees, as much as $120 billion, seem designed to attract a crucial support base: New York's delegation in Congress. But a tax on finance won't fix Wall Street -- and New York should reject it. The move is supposedly a response to furor over Wall Street bonuses. "Given the mood of the country, it is essential that we do it," says Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who chairs...
  • Obama: 'I'm Skinny...But Tough'

    10/27/2009 7:11:27 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 46 replies · 1,563+ views
    newsmax ^ | Today
    Obama: 'I'm Skinny...But Tough' Tuesday, October 27, 2009 7:30 AM President Barack Obama has lashed back at critics who fear he lacks the steel to be a successful president, saying "I'm skinny ... but I'm tough." Obama, who is trying to navigate a climate of sharp political partisanship, said he was spoiling for a fight to enact his ambitious agenda. "There are people saying mean things about me and folks are worried," Obama said on Monday, as he headlined a pair of Florida Democratic Party fundraisers that racked up a total of 1.5 million dollars. "Just 'cause I'm skinny doesn't...
  • Obama's Nobel: The Last Thing He Needs (TIME - the rookie Hussein's prize for a promise)

    10/09/2009 1:34:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,115+ views
    Time ^ | 10/09/09 | Nancy Gibbs
    Obama's Nobel: The Last Thing He NeedsBy Nancy Gibbs – 1 hr 51 mins ago The last thing Barack Obama needed at this moment in his presidency and our politics is a prize for a promise. Inspirational words have brought him a long way - including to the night in Grant Park less than a year ago when he asked that we "join in the work of remaking this nation the only way it's been done in America for two-hundred and twenty-one years - block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand." **SNIP** At this moment many...
  • NYPD rookie makes arrest moments after graduation

    07/03/2009 1:25:00 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 13 replies · 954+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | July 2, 2009 | AP Staff
    NEW YORK – A New York Police Department rookie just couldn't wait to get started. One of the NYPD's newest officers made his first arrest Thursday just minutes after graduating from the Police Academy in a ceremony at Madison Square Garden. Officer Dariel Firpo, 23, was leaving the midtown Manhattan ceremony when he saw a 79-year-old man being robbed of his wallet and thrown to the ground by a mugger, police said. The mugger tried to run away, but Firpo caught him without incident, they said.
  • To Bomb, Or Not To Bomb Iran

    04/30/2009 6:39:46 AM PDT · by Strategy · 13 replies · 838+ views
    Arab News ^ | April 24, 2009 | Scott Lucas
    Just over a month ago, President Barack Obama broke a 30-year embargo on US relations with Iran: He offered goodwill not only to "Iranians" but to the country's government. Less than two weeks after the Nowruz adress, Gen. David Petraeus, the head of the US military command overseeing Iran and the Gulf, offered a far different portrayal of Iran to a Senate committee: Iranian activities and policies constitute the major state-based threat to regional stability. ... Iran is assessed by many to be continuing its pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability, which would destabilize the region and likely spur a...
  • Obama taking his almost daily boondoggle (Vanity)

    04/29/2009 5:27:28 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 26 replies · 1,065+ views
    Obama is flying to St. Louis today for another "town hall" meeting. How much does it cost each time he takes a boondoggle? 747 Fuel costs, cargo transport fuel costs, limos, SUV's, his posse, etc?
  • President Obama on a fast break (Not watching the same embarrassment the rest of us are!)

    04/26/2009 5:46:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 791+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | April 26, 2009 | Ed Staff
    OUR OPINION: First months reveal a poised, disciplined, pragmatic politician President Barack Obama has run a fast race thus far. His first 100 days in office have been remarkably productive, particularly for someone who was serving in the Illinois state Senate only five years ago. A successful start augurs well for the rest of his tenure, but critics have reason to remain skeptical. Huge deficits, a seemingly limitless agenda and Washington's enduring partisan divide are just some of the challenges that could trip up this presidency. In truth, the 100-day test is an artificial political construct. It is too little...
  • Obama's first 100 days littered with broken promises

    04/26/2009 5:05:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies · 989+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/26/2009 | Alex Conant
    Given all the hoopla and high expectations surrounding the new president, it's easy to overlook how he has shifted since the election in both tone and substance. As we approach the 100-day mark of his presidency, Barack Obama has broken or bent many tenets of his campaign, including promises on war, spending and good government. In terms of tone, Obama promised to be a hope-filled change agent who could fix our politics and "heal a nation." He would do it by refusing to appoint lobbyists to his administration, increasing transparency in government, and forging new bipartisan consensus. His campaign promised...
  • GOP member calls for inquiry into DHS report

    04/16/2009 1:22:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies · 2,815+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2009 | Jordy Yager
    A key House Republican Thursday called for a hearing to investigate a Department of Homeland Security report that highlights security risks posed by extremist groups and disgruntled veterans. Rep. Peter King (N.Y.), the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, has asked for a hearing into the matter, one day after the committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said he was “dumbfounded” by how the agency could release such a report. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has endured a barrage of congressional criticism over the report, on Thursday made the rounds of the morning news programs, appearing in five interviews...
  • Is Texas A Terror State?

    04/14/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Scanian · 84 replies · 2,549+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2009 | Jim Byrd
    According to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas fits the Department's profile of potential domestic terrorism described in their newly released report titled, " Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment". Islamic extremists' acts of domestic terrorism were recently given the dignity, by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and President Obama, of being classified as man-made disasters, and abroad, the "war on terror" has been reclassified as an "overseas contingency plan". But an entire non-Islamic class, or perhaps by extension entire states, according to the report, are not afforded such considerate and cordial titles if...
  • Barack Obama: President Pantywaist - new surrender monkey on the block

    04/10/2009 7:54:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 36 replies · 1,927+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Apr 10, 2009 | Gerald Warner
    President Obama has recently completed the most successful foreign policy tour since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. You name it, he blew it. What was his big deal economic programme that he was determined to drive through the G20 summit? Another massive stimulus package, globally funded and co-ordinated. Did he achieve it? Not so as you'd notice. Barack is not the first New World ingenue to discover that European leaders will load him with praise, struggle sycophantically to be photographed with him and outdo him in Utopian rhetoric. But when it comes to the critical moment of opening their wallets -...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Postnational, Postmodern, Post-everything Presidential Trip

    04/10/2009 7:52:41 AM PDT · by Tolik · 8 replies · 828+ views ^ | April 7, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
     1.  Do They all Do This? A good argument could be made that Jacques Chirac was deeply unpopular (along with his foreign minister Dominque de Villepin) in the US and the UK. Even more so was Gerhard Schröder, and to a lesser extent his postmodern foreign minister Joschka Fischer, veteran of the 1960s Days of Rage. No need to comment on the controversial career of Vladimir Putin. But one rarely sees Mr. Sarkozy trash Chirac, or Merkel dump on Schröder, or Medvedev reject Putin. Is the trashing of your predecessor an Obama phenomenon? Why do transnationalist, internationalist European leaders not attack...
  • Also on Obama's plate: an immigration bill

    04/09/2009 6:30:42 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 18 replies · 893+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/08/2009 | Julia Preston
    While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Barack Obama plans to begin addressing America's immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Obama will frame the new effort — likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue — as "policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system," said the official, Cecilia Munoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House. Obama plans to speak publicly about the issue in...
  • Obama: The Charming Menace to Peace and Prosperity

    04/09/2009 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 673+ views ^ | April 9, 2009 | Larry Elder
    Numb. At some point, that's about how one feels, isn't it? Didn't rogue nuclear power North Korea, in violation of yet another United Nations resolution, test-fire a long-range missile? Didn't this occur while President Barack Obama delivered a speech on nuclear disarmament? Isn't North Korea the same country that helped Syria build a nuclear reactor, showing North Korea's clear intention to sell and export its nuclear technology? And in response, didn't the President call for the United Nations Security Council -- the one that provides Russia and China with a veto -- to … take action?! Did the traditional media,...
  • The Cold War's Most Dangerous Legacy [Mark Steyn]

    04/09/2009 5:16:48 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies · 675+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 7 April 2009 | Mark Steyn
    The Cold War's Most Dangerous Legacy [Mark Steyn] Jonah, I couldn't agree more on the Soviets' "psychological contamination." I think the Obama response to the North Korean test is a good example of that: The wish for "a world without nuclear weapons" is not merely a pacifist delusion but one that obliquely subscribes to the false equivalence so assiduously promoted during the Cold War. I wouldn't lose a moment's sleep if I read in the paper that New Zealand and Switzerland had decided to become nuclear powers. It's not the technology (which can't be un-invented, any more than the rifle...
  • FBI InfraGard warns of a crescendo of public concern about Obama's eligibility

    04/06/2009 4:21:03 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 216 replies · 10,014+ views
    FBI InfraGard warns of a crescendo of public concern about Obama's eligibility April 05, 2009 11:14 Tasked by the FBI to provide "informational analysis" on conditions which could be construed as potentially harmful to civil order and national security, InfraGard, of the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), issued an unclassified Protective Intelligence Communication report in March 2009 regarding the "crescendo" of public concern about Obama's presidential eligibility. Authored by Dr. Lyle J. Rapacki, Protective Intelligence Specialist and Agent, the report summarizes the substance of legal challenges to Obama on the question of his constitutional eligibility and concludes that if...
  • Pentagon to end F-22 production

    04/06/2009 10:52:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 505 replies · 16,115+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2009 | Roxana Tiron
    In a blow to Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon has decided to purchase to end funding of the F-22 fighter jet. The decision by Defense Secretary Robert Gates will rouse widespread opposition in Congress and is likely to bog down the 2010 budget approval process, with F-22 supporters maneuvering to secure more money. The Pentagon will fund four of the radar-evading stealth fighters in the upcoming 2009 emergency war-spending request, but those additional aircraft will do little to keep the production line in Marietta, Ga., open beyond 2011. Lockheed Martin is the main contractor for the F-22, each of which costs...
  • America Has a Naive President

    04/07/2009 4:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,663+ views ^ | April 7, 2009 | Dennis Prager
    The basic bargain is sound: countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament, countries without nuclear weapons will not acquire them.” -- President Barack Obama, Prague, April 6, 2009 As far as nuclear weapons are concerned, the President of the United States wants America to disarm: “Countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament.” It is hard to imagine a more destructive goal. A nuclear disarmed America would lead to massive and widespread killing, more genocide, and very possibly the nuclear holocaust worldwide nuclear disarmament is meant to prevent. There is nothing moral, let alone realistic, about this goal. Here...
  • Obama Spokesman Mocks Ally Who Supported US Anti-Missile Policy

    04/02/2009 5:31:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 1,648+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is this Pres. Obama’s new approach to diplomacy: sending his spokesman out to mock foreign leaders who dare to question his profligate spending, even when those leaders have sacrificed to support US national security policy? Apparently so . . . Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs made the rounds of the morning shows today, and interestingly it was GMA’s Diane Sawyer who asked the toughest questions. She displayed the chart shown in the screencap which demonstrates that PBO is spending, as a percentage of GDP, about 5x as much on his stimulus package as our European allies. When Sawyer quoted Czech Prime...
  • Obama is right: It's time for change

    04/01/2009 5:29:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 1,565+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | April 1, 2009 | Editorial
    For months, this newspaper has opposed President Obama's bold, forward-thinking agenda. What a colossal mistake. We realize now that we were merely clinging to the discredited ideas of the past. Holding on to disposable relics like tradition, religion and the Constitution only delays the glorious new world that awaits us all. President Obama has shown America a bright, glimmering future full of widely shared prosperity and national nice-to-each-otherness. Only by universally embracing the President's vision can this nation succeed and prosper. Resistance will bring nothing but social distortion, widespread panic and madness. President Obama has shown us all that to...
  • Obama Derangement Syndrome--Some conservatives are headed for the deep end.

    03/30/2009 5:42:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 85 replies · 3,174+ views ^ | March 30, 2009 | David Horowitz
    I have been watching an interesting phenomenon on the Right, which is beginning to cause me concern. I am referring to the over-the-top hysteria in response to the first months in office of our new president, which distinctly reminds me of the “Bush Is Hitler” crowd on the Left. Speaking of this crowd, have you seen any “I am so sorry” postings from that quarter as Obama continues and even escalates the former president's war policy in Afghanistan and attempts to consolidate his military occupation of Iraq? Conservatives, please. Let's not duplicate the manias of the Left as we figure...
  • Americans Largely Silent as Their Nation is Systematically Destroyed

    03/24/2009 4:47:42 PM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 190 replies · 7,436+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 24, 2009 | JB Williams
    and the people still sit silent as they watch Obamanation grow in unbridled power. Geithner Asks Congress for even Broader Power to Seize private Firms as the average American stumbles through their daily routine as if nothing is happening. (snip) The American people would never trade personal freedom for the false promise of federally redistributed free-stuff under some ill-fated socialist experiment, unless they were first threatened with a soup line existence. And so it shall be… (snip) With their backs against the wall, confused by a daily diet of media manipulated headlines aimed at scaring the public into submission, convinced...
  • President Chucklehead

    03/24/2009 4:37:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 2,113+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | Lorie Byrd
    Last year during the presidential campaign, some comedians explained the reason there were so many more jokes being made on television about John McCain than Barack Obama was because nothing about Obama was funny.  The One was a bit too perfect and free of flaws to provide much fodder for joke writers.  Never mind that he had said there were 57 states.  Or that he frequently stammered through sections of speeches when his teleprompter malfunctioned.  Or any of the other mistakes he made.  Most of them received little media coverage and even less ridicule from comics.The New York Times even...
  • China condemns US warship deployment as tensions mount

    03/13/2009 1:31:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 83 replies · 2,794+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 03/13/09 | Jane Macartney and Tim Reid
    China condemns US warship deployment as tensions mount Jane Macartney in Beijing and Tim Reid in Washington Chinese Navy officers reacted with annoyance today when it emerged that the United States had sent a destroyer to back up a surveillance vessel in the South China Sea after it was harassed by People’s Liberation Army (PLA) sailors. The decision by President Obama to send an armed escort for US surveillance ships in the area follows the aggressive and co-ordinated manoeuvres of five Chinese boats on Sunday. The vessels harassed and nearly collided with the unarmed USNS Impecccable. One unidentified officer quoted...
  • Barack Hussein Obama is a committed Marxist -- what are Americans going to do about it?

    03/12/2009 9:16:00 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 66 replies · 4,253+ views
    Renew America ^ | March 12, 2009 | Marie Jon
    On Nov. 5, 2008, Americans woke up to a very real Marxist coup — although most didn't realize it. I sat down and cried while a huge crowd gathered and were cheering. I intuitively knew something was very wrong. After watching Barack Hussein Obama aggressively pursue his agenda as president, I now understand why. Most Marxist coups rely on deception — and that was certainly true of this one. Just about everything Obama said during the campaign was a calculated lie. His handlers and key supporters were equally willing to lie and deceive to gain advantage. Once Marxists seize power...
  • Carbon Tax in Obama's $3.9-Trillion Budget Hits All Americans

    03/10/2009 12:47:38 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 955+ views
    email | March 10, 2009 | Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
    Amongst the several revenue-raising proposals in President Obama’s $3.9-trillion budget proposal is a carbon tax that will impact all American families. His budget aims to raise $646 billion through a cap-and-trade tax on energy. Last year, Peter Orszag, who was then Director of the Congressional Budget Office and is now President Obama’s Director for the Office of Management and Budget, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on a similar proposal. Speaking about a cap-and-trade proposal to cut carbon emissions by 15%, he said it would cost the average household about $1,300 a year through higher energy costs. He...
  • OBAMA: "You know, I have more than enough to do without having to worry about the financial system."

    03/10/2009 5:49:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 279 replies · 14,516+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 3/09/09 | The Maha
    Tired, Frustrated Obama Inspires Zero Confidence, Scares MillionsMarch 9, 2009 **SNIP** OBAMA: By the time we got here, there already had been an enormous infusion of taxpayer money into the financial system, and the thing I constantly try to emphasize to people is that if coming in the market was doing fine, nobody would be happier than me to stay out of it. REPORTER: Right. OBAMA: You know, I have more than enough to do without having to worry about the financial system. RUSH: Now, that's an inspiring thing to say. I have more than enough to do without having...
  • Obama's hopes Daschled (RATS not paying taxes @ epidemic proportions?)

    02/03/2009 7:00:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 965+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/04/09 | Mike Madden
    Obama's hopes DaschledHis ties to the former senator may have blinded him to potential ethics problems -- but in the end, the president takes the blame. By Mike Madden Feb. 4, 2009 | WASHINGTON -- Things would probably have gone a lot more smoothly for Tom Daschle if the whole country worked the way Washington does, at least at its most stratified levels. You serve in a high government post for a while, then you lose an election, and your friends step in to support you with helpful things like, say, a $1 million-a-year job in private equity, and a...
  • Russia, EU launch talks on new strategic relations (Will some rookie senator know what to do?)

    06/27/2008 8:33:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 155+ views
    Russia, EU launch talks on new strategic relations09:45' 28/06/2008 (GMT+7) European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Janez Jansa of Slovenia and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana (R-L) meet the media after the two-day Russia-EU summit in Khanty-Mansiysk, central Russia, June 27, 2008. Russia and the EU announced here Friday that they will open talks on new strategic relations in coming days.(Xinhua Photo) The Russia-EU summit concluded Friday in Russia's West Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk, with the issuing of a joint statement saying that Russia and the European Union (EU) will hold the...
  • Obama: Cheney "The crazy uncle in the attic"

    11/03/2007 10:05:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies · 157+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | November 3, 2007 | Peter Hamby
    SPARTANBURG, South Carolina (CNN)–At a campaign event saturday, Sen. Barack Obama called his distant cousin, Vice President Dick Cheney, "the crazy uncle in the attic." Obama was referencing the recent revelation by the Vice President's wife, Lynne Cheney, that he and the vice president are distantly related. "For the first time in a long time, the name George Bush will not appear on the ballot," he told the crowd of about 500 at Converse College in Spartanburg. "The name Dick Cheney, my cousin, will not appear on the ballot. We tried to hide the cousin thing. Everybody has a black...
  • Rookie plumber's $12m blunder [burned down a $12 million mansion]

    04/18/2007 12:44:22 PM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 455+ views ^ | 4-18-2007 | staff writer
    A 17-YEAR -old rookie plumber has burned down a £5 million ($12 million) waterside mansion in southwest England, after a soldering task during his first day on the job went horribly wrong. The historic mansion in Kingswear, Devon, was undergoing a £2 million renovation when a fire ripped through the eight-bedroom house overnight.
  • Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, rookie QB Jay Cutler

    11/24/2006 5:37:16 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 34 replies · 1,399+ views
    Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, QB Jay Cutler You can imagine what the sports media storm is like here in Colorado right now after the lackluster performance by the Denver Broncos offense last night in their 19 - 10 loss vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. An interesting fact about the Broncos first round draft choice from earlier this year, QB Jay Cutler is from Santa Claus, Indiana. 6 Jay Cutler, Quarterback Height: 6' 3" Weight: 233 lbs. College: Vanderbilt Born: in Santa Claus, Ind. Acquired: Draft #1 (11th overall), 2006 Pro Year: R...
  • "Michael Moore claims: Republicans hug me now" - yea, right!

    08/01/2006 11:00:55 AM PDT · by jon747 · 31 replies · 1,110+ views
    Michael Moore says he is even more popular these days and Repbulicans come up to hug him. Even if you could fit your arms around him, would you want to hug this guy?
  • My Rookie Officers Were Third Division, Says'Bully' Skipper (UK)

    01/16/2006 6:23:38 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 634+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-17-2006 | Stewart Payne
    My rookie officers were third division, says 'bully' skipper By Stewart Payne (Filed: 17/01/2006) A submarine captain accused of bullying his officers told a court martial yesterday that some were so inexperienced it was like having lower division footballers on a Premiership pitch. Capt Robert Tarrant, 44, who was commander of the nuclear submarine Talent, told a court martial that he expected the very highest standards from his crew. He said he used a leadership style he had learned serving in the Falklands conflict. "I discovered that the margin of error between operational safety and therefore operational success and operational...
  • Rookie taxi driver delivers baby in car

    11/12/2005 6:48:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/05 | AP - Chicago
    LISLE, Ill. - Nedal Haddad of Chicago understood his new job as a cab driver entailed delivery — taking passengers from one point to another, that is. He couldn't have imagined it involved delivering babies. That's what happened Friday, about a week into his new job, when the 37-year-old picked up a pregnant woman in suburban Plainfield and began driving her to nearby Edward Hospital. Before they could arrive at the Naperville hospital, the woman — whose mother and sister were also in the cab — began giving birth. "She said, 'I think I'm going to have the baby,'" he...
  • Big Ben Back to Beginning: Facing Ravens (Roethlisberger/Steelers Try One More)

    12/26/2004 7:31:24 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 126 replies · 1,913+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 12/26/04 | Ed Bouchette
    Ben Roethlisberger can take it full circle today against the Ravens. Back on Sept. 19 in Baltimore, the rookie quarterback was flung into the NFL's high seas, sink or swim. Today, he can skipper the Steelers to the AFC's treasure island, the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. "That first game, he got his feet wet,'' receiver Hines Ward said. "He's in the water now." Roethlisberger went from "some little young kid who's just out of college" -- Alan Faneca's infamous description -- to royalty in Pittsburgh in the past three months. He's 12-0, a Pro Bowl alternate, Dapper Dan...
  • Paging PPS Techies...Help!

    04/30/2004 8:18:14 PM PDT · by ErnBatavia · 20 replies · 222+ views
    I received the installation CD today for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2003. Of course, it comes with no written instructions, and I'm rather stumped as to how to proceed further. Example; I try and import a 'folder' with several pics and I get either none, or just one - during my little test runs. Any tips from fellow FReepers?...My goal is to be able to take a series of digital pics and snaz them up a bit, and look like a wizard. I'm failing tonight in the wizard department! It appears I've installed correctly, but now I'm stalled.
  • [Lebron] James shines during pro debut in summer league

    07/08/2003 10:32:29 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 2 replies · 258+ views
    AP ^ | 7/8/03 | MIKE BRANOM
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- LeBron James dominated the competition to the delight of his audience, then eyeballed the scoreboard for his own satisfaction. With 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists Tuesday night, the most talked-about high school draft pick in NBA history thrilled a huge crowd that waited several hours to see him make his pro basketball debut. But he said what he'll remember most is the outcome of this summer league game -- Cleveland Cavaliers 107, Orlando Magic 80. ``Victory,'' James said. ``Victory, and just stepping on an NBA court for the first time. ``I know last year...