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  • Allegations Of Vote Buying In Mississippi … (DAILY CALLER SHILLS FOR THAD COCHRAN!!!)

    07/01/2014 10:34:01 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2014 | Matt Lewis
    If you read conservative outlets like RedState or Breitbart — or even if you just get Chris McDaniel’s email alerts — you’re aware of allegations of vote buying in Mississippi. If the allegations are true, it’s reprehensible. But the problem is that they’re coming from a less than reputable source. The African-American pastor alleging that he was offered money to buy votes for Thad Cochran was also paid by the reporter for the story. This is both ironic and problematic: If you’re the kind of person who is willing to participate in a vote-buying scheme, isn’t it possible you’d also...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Jennifer Rubin’s Rand Paul obsession

    03/31/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 22 replies
    Rare ^ | 03-27-2014 | Matt Palumbo
    In February, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) was asked during a panel what he thought about Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin saying negative things about him. Amash dismissed it and suggested people should go look at how often Rubin criticizes Rand Paul instead. So I did. Jennifer Rubin mentioned Senator Rand Paul’s name 143 times in the first three weeks of March (March 1-21) on her Right Turn blog. The only other political figure mentioned more often than Paul was President Obama at 206 times (not including “Obamacare,” but just President Obama specifically). The most frequently mentioned named after Sen....
  • Ukraine Imperils Obama’s Foreign-Policy Legacy [Blood on Lurch's hands]

    Ukraine imperils Obama’s foreign-policy legacy How far the blunt and threatening posture US secretary of state John Kerry took in his interview with the CBS News toward Moscow — and President Vladimir Putin in person — over the Ukraine situation was genuine and how far it was intended to meet the domestic criticism of the Barack Obama administration being ‘weak’ in its foreign policies doesn’t really matter. What matters is that Kerry demanded virtual capitulation by Russia under the shadow of US retribution and that’s being plain dishonest and unrealistic. The history of the current Ukraine crisis didn’t begin with...
  • If we’re not talking to President Bashar al-Assad, we should be

    01/16/2014 8:19:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Jan 2014 | Con Coughlin
    It has taken the best part of three years, but the realisation is dawning on our leaders that there is likely to be only one outcome in Syria’s brutal civil war, and that is the Assad regime declaring victory. Ever since the Syrian rebels were overrun by al-Qaeda and other Islamist movements of a similar uncompromising hue, I have been warning that, rather than backing the rebels, the West’s interests would be far better served by doing everything in its power to halt the violence, even if it means the detestable regime of President Bashar al-Assad surviving. In the pragmatic...
  • S.F. State student who shouted at Obama has history of gutsy protests

    11/26/2013 3:37:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 26, 2013 | by Matt O'Brien
    When organizers placed Ju Hong in a prominent position flanking President Barack Obama on Monday, they probably did not realize they were handing a high-profile lectern to one of the Bay Area's gutsiest immigration reform activists. Invited to the Chinatown speech as a member of the "Dreamer" movement of young people brought to the country illegally as children, Hong said he "was there just to listen" but ended up being asked by a friend to stand in a group behind Obama. He grew annoyed as he heard the president blaming Congress for stalling immigration reform. "Usually we're supposed to be...
  • Matthews: Romney showed disdain for Obama by running against him so early

    09/14/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    Via Mediaite and the Right Scoop, he hasn’t reached the point of insisting that the mere act of challenging Obama in an election is racist, but he’s right on the doorstep now. We’re maybe two weeks away from that argument. Less, I figure, if Rasmussen’s tracker is right about Romney inching back into the lead nationally. Granted, he doesn’t utter the R-word here, but it’s clear enough from his “I don’t like the look of it” sneer plus the fact that this is, after all, Chris Matthews, and therefore all critiques of Republican antagonism towards Obama must ultimately devolve into...
  • The only thing Ann Coulter loves more than Chris Christie is … Romneycare

    02/02/2012 6:51:17 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/2/12 | William Jacobson
    I warned you. In order to promote the election of Mitt Romney we would have to go through all sorts of philosophical and policy contortions. And here we have ended up, with Romney’s most bombastic media supporter, who has not spared a foul word for Newt, issuing a full-throttled defense of and support for Romneycare, Ann Coulter, Three Cheers for Romneycare! (h/t INC in Tip Line) The argument really is a masterpiece of deflection, blaming everyone but the author (Romney) for the failure Romneycare has become, and running red herrings across the path such as a jumbled discussion of federal...
  • Marine poser shows up at Airsoft expo (Must see pictures)

    12/12/2011 6:07:47 PM PST · by TSgt · 72 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f41/marine-poser-everyone-must-see-37460/ ^ | November 23, 2011 | Raptor Brotherhood of Marine Corps Riders
    No ****, there I was...up to my eyeball's assholes in plastic BBs, with airsofters as far as the eye could see. OK, in reality, my company, Evolved Tactical Systems, had a booth at an expo held by Evike as a part of their parking lot sale this weekend. As we're showing our wares, I spy a young man in Marine Corps Charlies shuffling by my booth. Now, I was in the Army, not the Marines, but sometimes, you just know what wrong looks like. And this kid was wrong as two boys ****ing in a church on Sunday. I give...
  • Newt Gingrich Hit on Health Care Flip-Flops, Think Tank

    11/18/2011 8:15:13 PM PST · by Fred · 34 replies · 2+ views
    KLPW AM ^ | 111811 | Admin
    AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As Newt Gingrich attempts to shrug off his political baggage, the former House speaker is under new scrutiny for having close ties to health care giants and flip-flopping on his statements on health care. The Center for Health Transformation, which Gingrich founded, raked in millions of dollars from heavy hitters like GE Healthcare and Wellpoint, as first reported by the Washington Post. The group says it does not lobby, but on its website, it touts its ability to build bridges between the federal government and private sector. Among its strengths, the think tank lists its unparalleled “network...
  • Can Gingrich Win Over Social Conservatives?

    11/18/2011 1:51:58 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 146 replies
    National Review ^ | November 18, 2011 | staff
    Richard Land, director of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, is more skeptical, saying that Gingrich’s candidacy will be a “hard sell” for many voters. Land has been doing informal focus groups among Southern Baptists for the past two years on Gingrich’s candidacy, as he expected Gingrich to run and be a serious contender. He found that women are especially wary of Gingrich. “He’s got a gender problem,” Land says. “His toughest audience is going to be evangelical women. Evangelical men, depending on what Newt does and says, are more likely to give him the benefit of...
  • Gingrich hints he may release details on Freddie Mac payments today

    11/18/2011 10:59:24 AM PST · by Fred · 26 replies
    CBS ^ | 111811 | Walt Cronkite
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he's trying to figure out how much money he made from controversial housing giant Freddie Mac and suggested he may release the information as early as Friday. Gingrich's comments, in an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, represent the latest shift in his campaign's response to a Bloomberg News story earlier this week that said the former House speaker made as much as $1.6 million from Freddie. Initially, the Gingrich campaign promised to release details about the payment, then appeared to back off that pledge. Freddie Mac and its sister quasi-governmental...
  • Here's another Soros-funded "independent" blog/news outlet--Truthon.org

    09/04/2011 8:07:41 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 12 replies
    truthout.org ^ | 7/04/11 | Mamzelle
    As election season crowds around, we should be keeping track of the Soros-related "charity" 501c3s that are used as shill media outlets. The Texas Tribune, for one, and now "Truthout.org" (like Moveon.org...just put it in her file somewhere, because I just got this outfit from a credulous liberal as an offering from a disgruntled "former Republican"
  • The Trouble With Romney

    04/17/2011 8:39:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    Mr. L's Tavern ^ | 17 APRIL 2011 | Mr.L's Tavern
    The Trouble With Romney I read the New York Post this morning and, reluctantly, the weekly Peggy Noonan column. Noonan is a centrist RINO who thinks she represents mainstream American conservative thinking because she wrote speeches for Ronald Reagan over thirty years ago. You can read her article titled “Obama Can Lose” here: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/obama_can_lose_XyLH4VsgHAHvWQlmzrdGRJ?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME The traitorous Noonan—who supported, shrilled and voted for Obama in 2008—writes that even if the economy turns around, inflation calms and mid east unrest subsides, Obama will lose in 2012. According this shrill, the only way Obama will win is if the GOP fails to “nominate,...
  • Olbermann suspended indefinitedly by MSNBC

    11/05/2010 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2010 | Emi Kolawole
    Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely from MSNBC for making campaign contributions to three Democrats. Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC: I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay. Read the MSNBC policy on campaign donations. * * * * MSNBC host Keith Olberman made campaign contributions to Democrats, one of whom appeared on his program, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." Olbermann donated the maximum allowable amount to failed Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway in Kentucky and Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona. Olbermann...
  • What happened to the Zot Party?

    09/27/2010 4:53:55 AM PDT · by GrandSportC3 · 156 replies · 1+ views
    When the Tea Party first started out, I was a enthusiastic supporter.. The Tea Party perfectly represented what my views are.. I'm a 100% fiscal conservative and I believe in small government on ALL issues. In the beginning, the Tea Party seemed to be such movement that would support candidates based on FISCAL issues. Initially, that was the case and people like Scott Brown have been elected. However, since then, it seems like the Tea Party Express and other Tea Party organizations have been hijacked by the social conservative wing of the GOP (i.e. Sarah Palin). Social issues were introduced...
  • Free Trade Doesn't Work: Why America Needs a Tariff

    01/31/2010 6:42:57 PM PST · by ianfletcher · 75 replies · 1,368+ views
    Free Trade Doesnt Work ^ | January 30, 2010 | Ian Fletcher
    This very readable book is aimed at both ordinary concerned citizens and people with a bit of sophistication about economics. It is a systematic examination of why free trade is slowly bleeding America's economy to death and what can be done about it. It explains in detail why the standard economic arguments free traders use all the time are false, and what kind of economic ideas — well within the grasp of the average American — justify protectionism instead. It examines the history and politics of free trade and explains how America came to adopt its present disastrous free trade...
  • Timothy P. Carney: Dole, a health-sector lobbyist, gets the statesman treatment

    10/09/2009 4:46:45 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 274+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 9, 2009 | Timothy Carney
    Dole is a lobbyist at the downtown firm Alston & Bird, where his clients include the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. The Association pays Alston & Bird $30,000 per month to lobby Congress and the administration on "issues in health reform relating to home health & hospice," according to Alston Bird's second-quarter 2009 lobbying report. In September, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., amended his reform bill to expand Medicaid funding for home health-care and to include hospice care--care for the dying--under Medicaid, as well. This accelerates the flow of taxpayer money to Dole's clients. Now Dole...
  • Scarlett Johansson or Anne Hathaway for Bride Of Frankenstein (upcoming remake)?

    06/21/2009 10:20:24 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 4,125+ views
    Cinemapost ^ | 06.21.09 | Pail Larn
    The NY Post suggests that insiders believe that producer Brian Glazer is eyeing either Scarlett Johansson or Anne Hathaway to reprise the role of Frankenstein’s Bride, first portrayed by the beautiful Elsa Lanchester in 1935. “She’ll be young. They’re looking for a person with great power and sex appeal” say insiders, according to The Post. I could perhaps see Scarlett Jo’ as ‘The Bride’, but I’m not sure about Anne. To be honest, I have a hard time visualizing anyone but Elsa in the role, so I wouldn’t be shocked if they are probably quite some time from announcing just...
  • WHAT'S NBC's ZUCKER GONNA DO: Letterman Tops Conan O'Brien In Ratings--Leno As Adman?

    06/10/2009 11:02:26 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 23 replies · 1,241+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | Jun 10, 2009 | Nikki Finke
    Julia Roberts as a guest finally put David Letterman over the top in late night Tuesday night in the early Nielsen overnights following Howard Stern Monday night. They bested Conan and his guests of David Duchovny Monday night and Eddie Murphy on Tuesday night. And Eddie rarely does talk shows anymore so that was considered a guest "get" even if his movies bomb at the box office. True, Julia can't open a movie anymore either, but she turned the tables on Dave last night and started interviewing him about his recent marriage, which Howard did as well. ): June 9th...
  • Megan Fox Wows Tokyo With Her Thigh-Splitting Dress at World Premiere of Transformers Sequel

    06/08/2009 9:12:53 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 59 replies · 3,986+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 4:01 PM on 08th June 2009
    When sharing a red carpet with a 16 foot robot, Megan Fox knew she'd have to go the extra mile to get attention. The actress guaranteed she made a maximum impact at the world premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in Tokyo with a striking figure-hugging purple gown. Taking a style tip from seasoned red carpet veteran Liz Hurley, Megan showed off her fabulous legs in a slashed-to-the-thigh satin gown. Purple passion: Megan Fox showed off her toned legs in a slashed-to-the-thigh purple dress and platform heels at the Tokyo premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The 23-year-old...
  • Angelina Jolie bumps Oprah Winfrey on Forbes list of most powerful celebs

    06/06/2009 9:28:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies · 511+ views
    Chicago Sun times ^ | By Mark Bieganskion June 5, 2009 8:16 AM
    Who's the one person capable of knocking Oprah Winfrey out of Forbes' top spot on the list of the world's most powerful celebs? Angelina Jolie. Winfrey, who topped the list last year, was dethroned and moved to the No. 2 spot on the annual Forbes list, which came out yesterday. "Though viewership for the self-made billionaire's flagship chat fest, The Oprah Winfrey Show, continues to erode, her earning power remains resilient," the list said. The Celebrity 100 list ranks the rich and famous based on media exposure and earnings over the past year.
  • IT'S OVER! BRANGIE SPLIT

    06/03/2009 11:58:52 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies · 2,544+ views
    After months of behind-the-scenes battles, it's finally over between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Hollywood's most glamorous power couple - who never married despite having six children - have grown tired of trying to gloss over their problems following five tumultuous years together, say sources. Brad and Angelina are going their separate ways with the hope of reuniting in the future if they can repair their volatile relationship, disclosed an insider.
  • Cyclones Spurt Water Into The Stratosphere And Feed Global Warming

    04/23/2009 8:43:01 PM PDT · by cogitator · 14 replies · 557+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | April 22, 2009 | Staff Writers
    Scientists at Harvard University have found that tropical cyclones readily inject ice far into the stratosphere, possibly feeding global warming. The finding, published in Geophysical Research Letters, provides more evidence of the intertwining of severe weather and global warming by demonstrating a mechanism by which storms could drive climate change. Many scientists now believe that global warming, in turn, is likely to increase the severity of tropical cyclones. "Since water vapor is an important greenhouse gas, an increase of water vapor in the stratosphere would warm the Earth's surface," says David M. Romps, a research associate in Harvard's Department of...
  • The real story behind aerosol forcing of Arctic warming

    04/23/2009 8:38:35 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 382+ views
    Real Climate ^ | April 21, 2009 | Drew Shindell
    1st paragraph (with link to abstract): "Our recent paper “Climate response to regional radiative forcing during the twentieth century”, has generated some interesting discussion (some of it very 'interesting' indeed). So this post is an attempt to give a better context to the methods and implications of the study." Yet more aerosols: Comment on Shindell and Faluvegi Most intriguing paragraph: "In the absence of increasing greenhouse gases, our large historical emissions of sulfate precursors would have led to substantial cooling from sulfate, and the subsequent reduction in emissions would have brought temperatures back towards their previous level. So reduced sulfate...
  • Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

    03/07/2009 12:16:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 742 replies · 23,641+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 7, 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president has facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a...
  • WILLIE BROWN: Good cop, bad cop - that's Obama and Pelosi

    02/01/2009 2:21:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 751+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/9 | Willie Brown
    It's going to be interesting to watch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi play bad cop to President Obama's good cop. He's presenting himself as the agent of consensus building; she's swinging the partisan hammer. He invites Republicans up to the White House for talks. She puts together the votes that make the Republicans irrelevant, then announces the results from the floor.She will be the keeper of the Democratic agenda just as Newt Gingrich was the keeper of the Republican agenda. It's a position that will help her with her own party membership, but will play havoc with her image nationally.
  • Children’s Chant Against Obama: Never Again

    11/18/2008 2:01:20 PM PST · by pissant · 56 replies · 1,741+ views
    New West ^ | 11/18/08 | Jeff Pansy Brady
    When second- and third-graders chanted “Assassinate Obama” on a Madison School District bus recently, district spokeswoman Janet Goodliffe explained that most of the children didn’t understand what the words mean. According to The Associated Press, she attributed the chant to the community’s being “highly conservative” and overwhelmingly for John McCain. I admire Janet Goodliffe as a preschool education leader. But as a teacher, she offered tortured excuses instead of capitalizing on a great teaching opportunity. This is not an isolated incident. As a former teacher and Idaho Falls school volunteer, Luella Hendrickson, wrote on this page Thursday, after the election,...
  • Gwen Ifill to reprise her role as VP debate moderator...

    09/30/2008 10:00:41 PM PDT · by Onos · 18 replies · 885+ views
    Riehl World View Blog ^ | 1 October 2008 | Dan Riehl/Blog Commenter
    "--- On October 2, 2008, she will moderate the first Vice-Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin at Washington University in St. Louis. On January 20, 2009, her new book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama will be released. ---" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_Ifill#Bibliography **Something ain't right about that.**
  • To Save Capitalism (Rich Lowry, Socialist Bailout Shill At National Review)

    09/29/2008 10:51:21 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies · 1,853+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2008 | Rich Lowry
    It was just two days short of being an October surprise. A historic House vote on the Paulson bailout plan became historic for a reason no one expected: It went down to defeat, and not by a narrow margin. As the Dow plummeted 777 points, Republicans and Democrats took to the microphones to play the blame game, no holds barred. Superficially, both parties are to blame: 133 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against, large numbers in both caucuses. But a majority of Democrats voted in favor. Republicans said a harshly partisan speech by Nancy Pelosi turned off about a dozen...
  • China's Internet awash with state spies (280K of pro-Chicom Internet shills)

    09/05/2008 4:07:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 213+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 08/14/08 | Wu Zhong
    China's Internet awash with state spies By Wu Zhong, China Editor HONG KONG - An innovative Internet-based "profession" of state-outsourced web commentators is flourishing under the guidance of the Chinese government, according to the latest edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER). As the article, titled "China's Guerrilla War for the Web", reports: They have been called the "Fifty Cent Party", the "Red Vests" and the "Red Vanguard". But China's growing armies of web commentators - instigated, trained and financed by Communist Party organizations - have just one mission: to safeguard the interests of the party by infiltrating and...
  • Texas evangelical Republicans reluctantly back McCain

    06/15/2008 10:36:58 AM PDT · by CreativePerspective · 126 replies · 191+ views
    Dallas News ^ | June 14, 2008 | Wayne Slater
    For religious conservatives at the Texas Republican Convention, even the song list at Friday's prayer rally suggested dark days ahead for the GOP. "We're going to support McCain," he said with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. "He may not have been all of our first choice, but he is our choice." "I'm going to support McCain and try to help people see the reality of the total picture and how dangerous Barack Obama is," said state Sen. Dan Patrick, a conservative talk-radio host with a strong evangelical following. "There is no other choice."
  • First Huckabee is Attacked: Then Huckabee is Blamed for Attacks, Misquoted, etc., etc...

    01/18/2008 7:20:12 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 22 replies · 92+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | January 18, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Commentary by Daniel T. Zanoza, Executive Director I don't recall ever experiencing anything like it--a Governor from a small southern state rockets to national prominence and so many are threatened by it. Of course, I'm talking about Mike Huckabee, who many believe is the front-runner for the Republican Party's presidential nomination. You see, the former Governor of Arkansas and ordained Baptist minister has come literally out of nowhere and many in the dominant media and the GOP elite don't like it. Well, they don't like Huckabee's success. Huckabee won the Iowa caucus, came in third in New Hampshire and Michigan,...
  • Huckabee And The Money-Cons

    11/27/2007 8:08:08 PM PST · by dano1 · 46 replies · 161+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov 27, 2007 |
    (Political Animal) HUCKABEE AND THE MONEY-CONS....Matt Yglesias notes that Christian conservative darling Mike Huckabee is gaining on Mitt Romney in Iowa: In retrospect, it all sort of makes you wonder why social conservatives didn't just get behind Huckabee in the first place, rather than blessing Romney's preposterous conversion to religious right values and trying to drag Fred Thompson into the race. Sure, Huckabee's not well-liked by the economic hard-right, but cultural conservatives' objections to Giuliani didn't stop his backers from pushing him on the party. Part of the answer, of course, is the obvious one: it's hard for an also-ran...
  • Video: Chuck Norris Endorses Huckabee

    11/18/2007 4:00:31 PM PST · by RealTeen · 51 replies · 127+ views
    Right on the Right ^ | 11-18-08 | Justin Higgins
    Video at Link- Chuck Norris Endorses Huckabee
  • Romney hears Huckabee footsteps

    11/16/2007 11:50:48 AM PST · by dano1 · 94 replies · 144+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/16/2006 | Michael Levenson
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, despite heavy spending and intensive campaigning, finds himself in a tightening race in Iowa with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, forcing Romney to aggressively confront an opponent with far less money and organizational backing who was far back in the polls a few weeks ago. (snip) Seven weeks before the Jan. 3 caucuses, a New York Times/CBS News Poll published Wednesday had Romney capturing support from 27 percent of likely Republican voters in Iowa - and Huckabee within striking range at 21 percent. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was third with 15 percent, former...
  • Former ABC News Anchorwoman Carole Simpson Endorses Clinton

    10/22/2007 4:47:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 71 replies · 112+ views
    Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President ^ | 10/22/2007 | hillary clinton
    During Senator Clinton’s recent campaign stop at a high school in Salem, New Hampshire to announce her “Agenda for Working Families,” Clinton received an unexpected endorsement from former ABC News Anchorwoman Carole Simpson. During the question and answer portion of the event, Simpson stood up and stated that she had something to say to the Senator and what better time than to do it now. “I want to tell you tonight, because I happen to be here with my students, that I endorse you for president of the United States. It's very freeing now that I'm not a journalist and...
  • ‘Fake Steve’ Blogger Comes Clean

    08/06/2007 7:06:06 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 25 replies · 892+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2007 | BRAD STONE
    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 — For the last 14 months, high-tech insiders have been eating up the work of an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive and one of the world’s most famous businessmen. The mysterious writer has used his blog, the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, to lampoon Mr. Jobs and his reputation as a difficult and egotistical leader, as well as to skewer other high-tech companies, tech journalists, venture capitalists, open-source software fanatics and Silicon Valley’s overall aura of excess.
  • Zot! The truths behind the Hilary Clinton video

    06/25/2007 10:21:15 AM PDT · by ToxicAmerica · 61 replies · 3,730+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/21/07 | Lloyd Kaufman
    <p>I recently found this video blog posted by independent film maker and independent art advocate, Lloyd Kaufman. He addresses the recent Hilary Clinton parody video that gained momentory media attention. Although the attention it originally got was positive, Kaufman's attention is certainly not. What do you all think? Are his claims warranted and are his concerns legitimated?</p>
  • Boeing Corporate Television Commercials

    06/18/2007 1:46:28 PM PDT · by clippedwing · 20 replies · 611+ views
    Global Advertising The Boeing Company is known around the world as a leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes. What's less well known is that Boeing is also a leader in space technology, defense aircraft and systems, and communication systems. Our advertising campaigns close the gap between current perceptions of Boeing and our true scope as a global aerospace company. http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/advertising/index.html
  • Laura Ingraham Takes the Gloves Off on Tony Snow

    06/14/2007 10:21:54 AM PDT · by Lauren BaRecall · 275 replies · 8,992+ views
    Laura Ingraham Show ^ | June 14, 2007 | Laura Ingraham
    Laura interviewed Tony Snow in the last hour of her show. In fact, she devoted the whole hour to illegal immigration. After her no holds barred interview with Tony (she wiped the floor with him!), she took phone calls and read emails that were generated in reaction to the interview. This is MUST HEAR RADIO!!!
  • Barbara Walters: Chavez intelligent and passionate

    03/18/2007 11:19:32 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 67 replies · 1,992+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 18, 2007 | associated press
    ABC News' Barbara Walters said Friday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is an intelligent and passionate man -- to say nothing of heavily caffeinated. Walters interviewed Chavez this week in Caracas, discussing topics ranging from his family life to his disdain for President Bush in clips aired Friday on "Good Morning America." At one point, she urged Chavez to drink his coffee, saying "I understand you drink too much coffee?" "Yes, but you didn't drink yours," Chavez replied through an interpreter. "You want mine?" Walters asked. "Give it to me, I will drink it," Chavez said. "I drink a lot...
  • Hillary's Shill At CBS

    03/08/2007 5:26:24 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 16 replies · 1,282+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 8 Mar 2007 | Staff
    Media Bias: After "60 Minutes" used fake documents to accuse President Bush of avoiding war service, how could CBS News possibly stoop lower? By hiring a longtime Clinton crony to rescue its evening news show. Consider this quote, dating from a few months after Bill Clinton first took office: "If we could be one-hundredth as great as you and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in the White House, we'd take it right now and walk away winners." Those are not the words of a campaign operative or grass roots fundraiser, but of then-CBS Evening News anchorman Dan Rather, speaking on...
  • Chavez Should Be Named The “Environmental President” **BARF ALERT**

    03/01/2007 11:40:43 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 15 replies · 484+ views
    Political Affairs (CPUSA) ^ | 1 Mar 2007 | Eva Golinger
    “We are an oil producing country and that obligates us to take even more care of the environment—on an extreme level—and to avoid contamination, and to reduce contamination in all areas: earth, water and air.” – President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, February 24, 2007. Did anyone from Greenpeace or Earth First! ever imagine that the world’s first environmental president would come from Venezuela? Many Greens might find such an idea ludicrous considering that the South American nation is one of the largest oil producing countries in the world and a major resource for heavy mineral and coal mining. However, ever...
  • Revealed: how eBay sellers fix auctions

    01/28/2007 6:38:39 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 173 replies · 4,295+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | Jan.28, 2007
    CUSTOMERS of the internet auction site eBay are being defrauded by unscrupulous dealers who secretly bid up the price of items on sale to boost profits. An investigation by The Sunday Times has indicated that the practice of artificially driving up prices — known as shill bidding — is widespread across the site. Last week one of the UK’s biggest eBay sellers admitted in a taped conversation with an undercover reporter that he was prepared to use business associates to bid on his goods for him. Our inquiries found evidence that a number of businesses — ranging from overseas property...
  • Matthews Brushes Off 'Brouhaha': 'I Think Kerry Meant To Go After President'

    10/31/2006 2:43:56 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 151 replies · 3,604+ views
    MSNBC/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The MSM troops have begun to rally around their man.Interviewing Ted Kennedy on MSNBC, Chris Matthews referred to the controversy over Kerry's comments as a 'brouhaha' and a 'rhubarb. Kennedy was of course only too happy to agree, calling the controversy a "diversion" and even casting Kerry as the victim, claiming he is the "target of Republicans" reacting to his criticism of the war.A bit later in the hour, Matthews flatly claimed that Kerry only meant to say that Bush hadn't studied enough before he became president and thus got us into a mess in Iraq, and later still:"I think...
  • Getting the picture on gay marriage

    08/07/2006 5:14:14 AM PDT · by Dane · 32 replies · 958+ views
    News-Observer(NC) ^ | August 5, 2006 | Ellen Goodman
    Getting the picture on gay marriage Ellen Goodman, Washington Post Writers Group BOSTON - Now I got it. After hours spent poring over Washington state's Supreme Court decision upholding the ban on same-sex marriage, I've finally figured it out. The court wasn't just ruling against same-sex marriage. It was ruling in favor of "procreationist marriage." This is the heart of the opinion written by Justice Barbara Madsen: "Limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples furthers procreation, essential to survival of the human race, and furthers the well-being of children by encouraging families where children are reared in homes headed by the children's...
  • Big Dig roof section falls, killing woman

    07/11/2006 8:36:42 AM PDT · by NHThompson · 97 replies · 2,916+ views
    Mitt Romney's political future ended at 11:00 p.m. last night...
  • Today: Ann Curry Auditions as Celebrity Spokeswoman for Prius, Archer Daniels

    07/11/2006 4:55:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 678+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 11, 2006 Here at NewsBusters, we keep close tabs on the MSM. That's why I can say with considerable certainty that this morning, the Today show ran its . . . nth segment on 'soaring gas prices.' The template is time-honored: reporter standing in front of gas pumps with scary-high price placard in background. Cut to clips of regular folks filling up, expressing varying degrees of outrage. Bring in an 'oil industry expert' for some words of wisdom. Back to reporter at pump, warily wondering just how much higher prices can go. Conclude with hosts back...
  • Cindy Sheehan detested by Venezuelans

    01/26/2006 10:02:40 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 80 replies · 5,393+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 26 Jan 2006 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Cindy Sheehan went to Caracas, Venezuela to put her thumb in the eye of the Bush administration. She was leading the World Social Forum, a far-left “alternative” to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, to cavort with fellow leftists. Less well known was that her trip was sponsored by the Venezuelan foreign ministry. The price of that was obligatory praise of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, who’s rapidly plunging in the opinion polls for his incompetence and corruption. “I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States,” she said. Sheehan, who knows nothing of Venezuela, was easy to...