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  • Indonesians hold 'Islam's answer to Miss World'

    09/14/2013 2:37:05 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | 14 September 2013 | AFP
    The Miss World beauty contest, which has attracted fierce opposition by hardline Islamic groups in host country Indonesia, is now facing another challenge -- a rival pageant exclusively for Muslims. The Muslimah World contest to be held on Wednesday in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, is "Islam's answer to Miss World", the pageant's founder Eka Shanti said on Saturday. "Muslimah World is a beauty pageant, but the requirements are very different from Miss World -- you have to be pious, be a positive role model and show how you balance a life of spirituality in today's modernised world," Shanti told AFP....
  • DeMint: I’m Comfortable With Romney

    03/22/2012 2:07:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | March 22, 2012 | David M. Drucker with Meredith Shiner
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said today that Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney doesn’t have to prove his conservative bona fides to him and hinted that it might be time for former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) to consider exiting the race. DeMint, who endorsed Romney in 2008, stopped short of backing the former Massachusetts governor in this year’s GOP primary. But in an interview following a morning closed-door meeting with Romney in Washington, D.C., DeMint said the former governor impressed him with his commitments to fiscal reform and to repealing President Barack Obama’s health care...
  • GOP candidates fail to get on some primary ballots

    01/13/2012 2:58:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 13, 2012 | Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of Mitt Romney's presidential challengers are having trouble fulfilling a fundamental requirement of running for public office: getting on the ballot. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman have all failed to qualify for the ballot in at least one upcoming GOP primary. In other states, they have failed to file full slates of delegates with state or party officials, raising questions about whether these candidates have the resources to wage effective national campaigns.
  • I'm Sick and Tired of Hearing This (Vanity)

    02/20/2011 5:41:15 AM PST · by no dems · 304 replies
    February 20 | no dems
    I am so sick and tired of hearing people say that Sarah Palin is not "Presidential". Someone, please tell me what the hell people mean when they say that? I mean, as much as I loved the guy, George W. sure as heck wasn't "Presidential". Barack Obama, the Marxist scumbag that he is, sure as hell isn't Presidential. So, please explain to me what is meant by "not Presidential". And, tell me, who in the GOP is "Presidential"? Do you have to be a Washington "insider" for a gazillion years to be "Presidential"???
  • ARE COPS CONSTITUTIONAL?

    01/18/2011 9:26:42 AM PST · by DariusBane · 49 replies
    Seton Hall Constitutional ^ | 2001 | Roger Roots
    Police work is often lionized by jurists and scholars who claim to employ "textualist" and "originalist" methods of constitutional interpretation. Yet professional police were unknown to the United States in 1789, and first appeared in America almost a half-century after the Constitution's ratification. The Framers contemplated law enforcement as the duty of mostly private citizens, along with a few constables and sheriffs who could be called upon when necessary. This article marshals extensive historical and legal evidence to show that modern policing is in many ways inconsistent with the original intent of America's founding documents. The author argues that the...
  • Do NOT use keywords as slams on the Religion Forum

    02/23/2010 8:43:00 AM PST · by Religion Moderator · 37 replies · 1,633+ views
    Vanity | 2/23/10 | Religion Moderator
    Stop adding keywords to articles to slam others, e.g. catholicbashing, agendadrivenfreepers, moapc, catholicwhiners.
  • Coakley goons wrap cameraman up in campaign sign

    01/18/2010 8:36:35 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 137 replies · 9,813+ views
    Washington News Alert ^ | January 18, 2010 | Robert Romano
    Springfield, Mass. —A cameraman working on a ballot integrity initiative with Americans for Limited Government Foundation was wrapped up in a large Martha Coakley campaign sign by her supporters as he tried to video the campaign rally. According to Erich Heyssel, who was attempting to film a Coakley campaign event, “While filming at a Martha Coakley event I was approached by two men holding a 4×8 sign. They proceeded to hold the sign up in my line of sight, I tried to move, and was continuously blocked by these men and their sign.” Heyssel continued, “The situation escalated as they...
  • My title = "Depression, Anyone? Ask the US Treasury" (See official title in my comments below)

    02/05/2009 7:09:31 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 14 replies · 620+ views
    United States Department of the Treasury ^ | February 4, 2009 | Treasury press release
    February 4, 2009 Dear Mr. Secretary: Since the Committee last convened in early November, the contraction in economic activity has deepened and broadened, while financial markets have remained under duress. The unprecedented volatility present in capital markets when the Committee last met has diminished somewhat but conditions still are exceptionally challenging. Policy efforts have begun to unlock credit for select high-quality borrowers. But the magnitude of wealth destruction, the still heightened cost of economy-wide capital and the impaired system of financial intermediation continue to cast a dark cloud over the economic outlook. Monetary and fiscal policy action now being implemented...
  • More Than a Million Evangelical Protestants Stage Gigantic Rally in Sao Paulo

    05/26/2005 8:05:37 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 86 replies · 1,412+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2005 | Stan Lehman
    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - At least 1.5 million evangelical Protestants rallied in the heart of this city's financial district Thursday, demonstrating their growing clout in the world's largest Roman Catholic country. Brazil's 13th "March for Jesus" began Thursday morning as hundreds of thousands of faithful from several evangelical sects walked more than 1 mile from the University of Sao Paulo's School of Medicine to skyscraper-lined Avenida Paulista. The number hymn-singing marchers swelled and by the time they reached Avenida Paulista the crowd had grown to 2 million, according to the Reborn in Christ Church that organized the event. Sao...
  • Catholic laity to preside at services and run parishes

    05/25/2005 6:26:29 PM PDT · by murphE · 7 replies · 214+ views
    news.telegraph ^ | 05/26/05 | Jonathan Petre
    Lay people are to be encouraged to take on huge new responsibilities in the Roman Catholic Church, from running parishes to officiating at church services. Under proposals drawn up by the Diocese of Westminster, the laity will increasingly assume many of the traditional roles of the parish priest as clergy numbers continue to decline. In the future, full-time lay ministers could live in clergy houses in parishes where the priest is no longer resident and routinely preside at weekday services using pre-consecrated communion hosts. Lay people have often been regarded as secondary to the clergy and the re-organisation of the...
  • DNC Message Board

    11/05/2004 5:17:40 AM PST · by Barry Kivik · 38 replies · 1,326+ views
    Let's try this. That payhouse known as the DNC message board. Let's flood that place with our posts and put it out of it's misery. Just a propaganda place that's going to hurt our causes.
  • Jack Bogle, Vanguard mutual funds founder, voted for John Kerry

    11/02/2004 6:21:38 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 31 replies · 815+ views
    (vanity) | November 2, 2004 | snarks_when_bored
    Jack Bogle, brilliant man and original founder of the Vanguard family of mutual funds, just said (on CNBC's "Squawk Box") that he voted for John Kerry. His reasons? Iraq and the deficit. I'm no longer stunned by such things. Recent weeks have brought clear proof that otherwise intelligent people, of good moral quality, just don't care that John Kerry is a truth-stretcher and a serial opportunist in almost every aspect of his life, from his self-serving, falsified after-action reports in Vietnam to his two marriages to rich and then richer women, from his loathsome betrayal of his fellow Vietnam veterans...
  • New Bush Ashley Faulkner ad (non GOP)

    10/28/2004 9:43:48 AM PDT · by Geki · 25 replies · 1,243+ views
    Television ad | 10/28/04 | Geki
    In Ohio last night (columbus) my wife and I saw a new Bush ad (it was paid for another organization of which I can't remember the name of). This is by far the most effective and personal ad I've seen this election year. The ad depicts the Ashley Faulkner, daughter of a 9/11 victim hug photo here at a rally in ohio a while back that made some headlines.. the ad showed personal interviews with the father and the daughter. It literally brings tears to your eyes. The ad was well put together and very genuine, it is a real...
  • Do not let the Polls fool you

    10/25/2004 12:56:28 PM PDT · by Jackass70130 · 26 replies · 511+ views
    10/25/04 | Jack Ass
    All of the polls are starting to show Bush as being ahead. Do not let them fool you into thinking that you could stay home and not vote because Bush is a shoe-in. That is what the media wants you to think so that you willl stay home
  • Bill Burkett / Marian Carr Knox conflict?

    09/15/2004 9:07:41 PM PDT · by RogerR · 14 replies · 636+ views
    First post so be gentle. Marian Carr Knox says the memos are fake cuz "...there are words in there that belong to the Army, not the Air Guard" Bill Burkett was a "retired Texas National Guard officer" If he was the forger wouldn't he have known better? Maybe he faxed the memos but wouldn't it be unlikely that he wrote it?
  • Same-sex event at church has conservatives seeking answers

    04/30/2004 1:24:43 PM PDT · by r9etb · 14 replies · 102+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 4/30/04 | Jean Torkelson
    It wasn't a same-sex blessing - but it was close enough that conservative Episcopalians are demanding to know from Bishop Rob O'Neill what happened last weekend at the Good Shepherd parish in Centennial. A church official confirmed Thursday that the parish hosted a same-sex celebration in honor of Bonnie Spencer, an assistant pastor at the church, and her partner. Spencer said she would have no comment until she spoke to O'Neill, who is out of town until next week. She added, however, that "there was no same-sex blessing." The Rev. Lou Blanchard, who is the overseer of the region that...
  • Gore Slams Bush On Environment

    01/31/2004 9:19:12 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 241+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) Former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday blasted President Bush as a "moral coward," saying he abandoned the public's environmental interests to accommodate his financial contributors. Gore, in a speech before a full house at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan, said it sometimes appeared that "the Bush-Cheney administration is wholly owned by the coal, oil, utility and mining industries." It was the latest in a series of harsh critiques from Gore on the Bush administration. The ex-Democratic presidential candidate, who lost the 2000 election to Bush, had previously accused the administration of cracking down on civil liberties...
  • CA: Forest Service bans climbing at Tahoe's Cave Rock

    07/11/2003 1:16:15 PM PDT · by lainie · 13 replies · 205+ views
    sacbee ^ | July 11, 2003 | AP
    <p>RENO, Nev. (AP) - Rock climbing will be banned at a popular site at Lake Tahoe under a new management plan announced by the U.S. Forest Service.</p> <p>The decision released Thursday said Cave Rock - a volcanic formation held sacred by the Washoe Tribe - is a cultural resource worthy of protection.</p>
  • Gore visit to push for Kyoto (Fat Al Hurl)

    05/04/2003 12:44:26 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 660+ views
    Smh.com.au ^ | 5/4/03 | Andrew West
    AL Gore, the former US vice-president who won the popular vote at the last presidential election, will visit Australia this month to urge the Howard Government to sign the Kyoto agreement on reducing greenhouse gases. Mr Gore will speak at Sydney's Westin Hotel on May 29 and argue against US President George Bush's policies on global security and environmental sustainability. In 2000, Mr Gore, the Democratic Party's nominee for president, won 500,000 more votes across America than Mr Bush. His supporters also argue that he won the key state of Florida but the Republican-dominated Supreme Court ruled in favour of...
  • High Level Prisoner of War Causes Confusion In Battle Field!

    03/21/2003 10:32:59 PM PST · by Registered · 18 replies · 273+ views
    Reg ^ | 03-22-03 | Registered
  • SADDAM BACKS OUT OF BUSH DEBATE; WILL DEBATE GORE INSTEAD

    02/26/2003 7:36:59 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 12 replies · 250+ views
    borowitz ^ | borowitz
    SADDAM BACKS OUT OF BUSH DEBATE; WILL DEBATE GORE INSTEADMakes Switch After Watching Debates From 2000 RaceOne day after challenging President George W. Bush to an internationally televised debate, Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein reversed course today, opting to debate former Vice President Al Gore instead. According to aides close to the Iraqi President, Saddam made the surprising decision to debate Mr. Gore after reviewing tapes of the 2000 presidential debates between Mr. Bush and the then-Vice President. “Saddam was prepping for the debate and he was like, ‘Man, where’d they dig up that stiff?’” one aide to the Iraqi madman...
  • Saddam offers to debate Bush, kinda like Presidential debate, over weapons.

    02/24/2003 12:03:43 PM PST · by 1Old Pro · 102 replies · 397+ views
    Just heard this on the radio, has it been posted. It sure is funny and makes a mockery at where we are now in our war on terrorism and terrorists like Saddam.
  • Zot

    12/12/2002 6:19:24 AM PST · by I luv bush really · 50 replies · 528+ views
  • INTRIGUE SURROUNDS GORE TRIP TO CHINA; PAID BY 'COMMUNIST' THINK-TANK; MET WITH FORMER ENRON EXEC

    12/05/2002 1:42:20 PM PST · by The Raven · 32 replies · 291+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | dec 5, 2002 | Drudge
    Former vice-president Al Gore recently made a visit to China, where he is believed to have been paid to speak at a communist government-linked think-tank and attended a lunch hosted by former ENRON director Ronnie Chan Chi-chung. MORE Participants at the China Development Institute-sponsored forum in Shenzhen, at which Gore was a key speaker last month, were offered the chance to have their photo taken with Gore if they paid 50,000 yuan (HK$ 47,000) or 100,000 yuan for conference sponsorship packages, the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST reported. The news of his visit, which was said to have been personal, is...
  • Presidential Rematches - What Andrew Jackson can teach Al Gore about beating Bush in 2004

    12/04/2002 2:36:03 PM PST · by aShepard · 6 replies · 184+ views
    MSN ^ | 12/3/2002 | David Greenberg
    Presidential Rematches What Andrew Jackson can teach Al Gore about beating Bush in 2004. By David Greenberg Updated Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at 3:22 PM PT Al Gore wants a rematch. Pundits are already discounting his chances at beating George W. Bush in 2004—not without good reason, given his reported 19 percent favorable rating. But a historical fact bodes well for Gore: On six occasions, a defeated presidential candidate ran four years later against the man who beat him—and four times the challenger won. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson ousted President John Adams in their rematch. Like father, like son: President...
  • The Prince of Wails: Clinton joins Gore and Daschle in whining about the media

    12/04/2002 9:05:18 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 464+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/05/2002 | John Fund
    <p>Tom Daschle, Al Gore and now Bill Clinton have to get over their belief that a media conspiracy was behind the poor showing of Democrats in last month's election.</p> <p>This week the former president told the Democratic Leadership Council that successful Republican candidates were aided by an "increasingly right-wing and bellicose conservative press" which was drowning out "an increasingly docile establishment press." (Full disclosure: According to a Fox News report, "he cited only the Wall Street Journal by name.") Calling conservative criticism of Sen. Daschle "unconscionable," Mr. Clinton railed that Republicans "have a destruction machine. We don't have a destruction machine."</p>
  • BUZZ HAS GORE NIXING '04 RUN

    12/05/2002 1:12:23 AM PST · by kattracks · 24 replies · 312+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>December 5, 2002 -- MAYBE it's just wishful thinking, but the December buzz among Dems is starting to be that maybe, just maybe, Al Gore will bow out of the 2004 presidential race and deprive Republicans of their dream race - a Bush-Gore rematch.</p>
  • Gore's Genealogy

    12/01/2002 7:59:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 406+ views
    Chron-Watch ^ | 11-30-02 | By Marv Essary
    Tipper Gore, who is an amateur genealogical researcher, discovered that her husband's great-great uncle, Chadsworth Gore, a fellow greatly lacking in characer, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Tennessee in 1889. The only known photograph of Chadsworth Gore shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription: ''Chadsworth Gore--horse thief, sent to Tennessee State Prison in 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Tennessee Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'' After letting Al Gore and his staff of professional image consultants peruse the findings, his staff decided...
  • Al Gore - Can this souffle rise a second time?

    12/01/2002 5:49:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies · 298+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-1-02 | Steve Chapman
    <p>Watching Al Gore make his re-entry into the public arena after nearly two years out of the spotlight, I can say with confidence there is a substantial group of people who want him to run for president again in 2004. They're called Republicans.</p>
  • Algore and Tipper hold Book Signing and Nobody Came

    11/22/2002 3:21:10 PM PST · by holyscroller · 76 replies · 884+ views
    KVI Radio, Seattle. John Carlson Show | Nov. 22, 2002 | Self
    John just said a station employee's wife just called in from the Issaquah Costco asking if her husband wanted an autographed Algore book. She said The tree and Tipper are sitting there and there are only a couple people there to buy books. Bwahahahahah. I thought this was a "best seller." They have another signing tonight at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle. That should draw a little better among Seattle's Lefties.
  • Best-selling Author Al Gore and his Wife, Tipper to appear at Books & Company

    11/05/2002 9:45:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 302+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11-4-02
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2002--Books & Company is pleased to announce that former Vice President and best-selling author Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, will make an appearance in conjunction with the new release of their books, "Joined at the Heart" and "The Spirit of Family," on Monday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. Books & Company is located in the newly remodeled Brookwood Village. Al and Tipper Gore have long considered family their bedrock and have spent many years studying the nature of the American family. Combining personal insight and expert opinions, historical and global perspectives, "Joined at the...
  • Gore visits black churches in central Florida to help McBride

    11/03/2002 2:36:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies · 658+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-3-02 | MIKE BRANOM
    EATONVILLE, Fla. - Former Vice President Al Gore on Sunday urged black voters "to walk through fire" to cast their ballots, testifying to his experience during the Florida recount of 2000. "If anybody ever tells you that one vote doesn't make a difference, ask them to come talk to me," said Gore, who two years ago lost the presidential election to George W. Bush in part because of the electoral debacle in Florida. That line, repeated at three Orlando-area black churches, was met every time with applause and cries of approval. Democrats have long regarded black voters as a crucial...
  • Gore Invokes 2000 Vote to Help Townsend

    11/01/2002 4:37:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 293+ views
    The Washington Post, Page B08 ^ | 11-1-02 | By Paul Schwartzman
    Former vice president Al Gore yesterday urged Maryland Democrats to remember the outrage they felt over the results of the 2000 presidential election and channel it to bring voters to the polls in the tight gubernatorial race. Appearing with Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend at a boisterous rally at Bowie State University, Gore asked people whether they recalled where they were when the U.S. Supreme Court decided to discontinue counting ballots from the disputed Florida vote two years ago. Dozens of hands shot up. "Are you over it?" Gore asked, to which the crowd shouted that it was not. "Use...
  • Gore Gets Support in Bethlehem, PA: Blames Bush for "Catastrophic mismanagement of American economy"

    10/18/2002 5:06:52 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 21 replies · 292+ views
    Express-Times ^ | 10/18/02 | Michael Buffer
    Ex-vice president gets college crowd behind him during Valley visit. BETHLEHEM TWP. PA-- Republicans have completely mismanaged the American economy since George W. Bush became president almost two years ago, former Vice President Al Gore charged during a stump speech Thursday at Northampton Community College. "If you compare what's happened today to what was happening during the Clinton-Gore years, the turnaround has been so dramatic and taken us so far down, there has not been such catastrophic mismanagement of America's economy since the presidency of Herbert Hoover," Gore said during a half-hour speech. Hoover was president when the Great Depression...
  • DUBYA WOULD BURY GORE IN REMATCH: POL

    10/12/2002 1:16:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 296+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/12/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>October 12, 2002 -- If voters got a second chance to pick between George W. Bush and Al Gore, it would be a Bush blowout by 59 to 34 percent, according to a new nationwide Marist College poll.</p> <p>There could well be a Bush-Gore rematch, because Gore remains the top 2004 presidential pick among Democrats. Meanwhile, Gore's spokesman yesterday said Gore would have voted against the Iraq resolution, putting him at odds with all potential Democratic presidential candidates in the House and Senate.</p>
  • Gore's role minor in [TN] state politics, DEMS keeping distance from ex-vice president

    09/30/2002 4:44:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 260+ views
    The Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | 9-30-02 | Karin Miller
    NASHVILLE - Al Gore is making a splash on the national scene with his criticism of President Bush's move toward war in Iraq. The former vice president also has been a welcome Democratic fund-raiser in 2002 elections around the nation, but back home in Tennessee, he's not much of a factor in key races for the U.S. Senate and governor - except as an example of what not to do. Some think he could be hurting his chances should he decide to run for president again. "It's still shocking to people how a guy whose father represented the state and...
  • Gore plans major speech on U.S. economy

    09/30/2002 4:34:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies · 391+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-29-02
    WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Al Gore, who launched a broad attack on President George W. Bush's Iraq policy last week, will give a "major" policy speech on the U.S. economy in Washington on Wednesday.Stepping up his political profile as he prepares to make a decision on another run for the presidency, Gore will give the address at Washington's Brookings Institution, spokesman Jano Cabrera said.Gore's Iraq speech in San Francisco last week galvanized Democratic concerns over Bush's plans for a military move against Baghdad and helped slow down what was expected to be quick congressional approval of a resolution on...
  • White House hits Gore as erratic

    09/27/2002 10:35:51 PM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 343+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/02 | Bill Sammon
    <p>DENVER — The White House yesterday ridiculed Al Gore for flip-flopping on Iraq and dismissed the former vice president's charge that President Bush is trampling civil liberties.</p> <p>"You know, it's hard to pay attention to what Al Gore says because it's so hard to know what Al Gore really believes, given how many times he's changed his position on Iraq," said White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.</p>
  • Gore Accuses Bush Administration of an 'Attack on Civil Liberties' After Sept. 11

    09/26/2002 2:30:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 433+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | 9/16/02
    W A S H I N G T O N, Sept. 26 — Democrat Al Gore, criticizing President Bush as he tests the waters for another possible presidential bid, accused the administration Thursday of an "attack on civil liberties" and ignoring signs that Osama bin Laden had been planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was the former vice president's second scathing attack on Bush in a week.Speaking at a Democratic fund-raising breakfast in Wilmington, Del., Gore took issue with the administration's handling of intelligence information prior to the Sept. 11 attacks and for its treatment of some terrorism...
  • AL GORE, WIMP

    09/25/2002 12:35:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 349+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/02
    <p>How would America have reacted to Sept. 11 had Al Gore been president?</p> <p>Or, more to the point, how would Al Gore have reacted to Sept. 11?</p> <p>Judging by his speech the other day to the Commonwealth Club of California, the answer is: Weakly.</p> <p>Tentatively.</p> <p>Maybe not at all.</p>
  • **HEADS DOWN** Al Gore "speech" up NOW on C-SPAN2

    09/23/2002 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies · 355+ views
    C-SPAN 2 | 9-23-02
    Posted as a courtesy to FR insomniacs. I'm having dinner and will NOT be able to watch.
  • One year later, the abyss seems to get wider

    09/06/2002 10:17:29 AM PDT · by lainie · 2 replies · 225+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 6, 2002 | Rob Morse
    <p>"The telephone rang much too early in the morning. You didn't know it then. You didn't know you were pausing in infinity, standing over an abyss with one foot in the fast-disappearing past, the other about to make contact with the slimy, slippery, treacherous future."</p>
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...
  • For the benefit of the many or the few?

    08/06/2002 3:47:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 581+ views
    SF Chronicle, page A-19 ^ | 8-6-02 | Al Gore
    <p>Nashville -- THERE HAS ALWAYS been a debate over the destiny of this nation between those who believed they were entitled to govern because of their station in life, and those who believed that the people were sovereign.</p> <p>That distinction remains as strong as ever today. In every race this November, the question voters must answer is, How do we make sure that political power is used for the benefit of the many, rather than the few?</p>
  • Gore, the Messiah

    08/06/2002 3:41:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 424+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 8-6-02 | Debra J. Saunders
    <p>SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN, D-Conn., is worried about former Vice President Al Gore. Lieberman thinks that Gore came across as too anti-rich when they ran for the White House in 2000. And he thinks Gore is overly hostile toward business now, as they're eyeing each other and a new bid for the White House in 2004.</p>
  • The Al and Joe routine

    08/06/2002 3:18:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 246+ views
    <p>During the 2000 presidential campaign, Al Gore couldn't decide whether he wanted to be seen with President Clinton.</p> <p>Now Gore and Sen. Joe Lieberman are giving us a repeat performance of that tortured "should I or shouldn't I" routine.</p> <p>Like Clinton and Gore, Gore and Lieberman once professed their love for another. But now they're quarreling openly. It's all about "the people versus the powerful," says Gore. No, it's not, Lieberman responds. It's about being fiscally responsible, pro-growth and pro-middle class.</p>