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  • The Slow Descent Into Hell

    04/12/2008 4:24:12 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 27 replies · 216+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | April 10th, 2008 | Rand Simberg
    Barack Obama showed his deft political touch today, and demonstrated his keen insight into the lives of the little people in this country, with a speech that is sure to be worth at least thirty points in Pennsylvania in the upcoming primary: You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them... And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade...
  • Clinton Says Obama is “Out of Touch” with Middle Class Americans, Calls Comments “Elitist”

    04/12/2008 8:16:08 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 64 replies · 62+ views ^ | 04/12/08 | Fernando Suarez
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Hillary Clinton slammed Barack Obama for comments he made at fundraiser last Sunday where he said middle class Americans are “bitter” about the state of the economy. “I was taken aback by the demeaning remarks Senator Obama made about people in small town America,” Clinton said. “Senator Obama’s remarks are elitist and out of touch. They are not reflective of the values and beliefs of Americans, certainly not the Americans I know, not the Americans I grew up with, not the Americans I grew up with in Arkansas or the Americans I represent in New York.” Referring to...
  • Andy Martin calls Barack Obama the first anti-American candidate for president of the United States

    04/12/2008 7:01:29 AM PDT · by igoramus08 · 32 replies · 47+ views
    Contrarian Commentary ^ | 4/12/2008 | Andy Martin
    (CHICAGO)(April 12, 2008) Chicago-based Obama expert and Internet columnist Andy Martin will hold a 1:00 P.M. Chicago news conference Saturday, April 12th, to condemn Senator Barack Obama for suggesting that small-town America is “bitter” about America and that Americans “cling” to “guns” and “religion” as an outlet for their bitterness. Martin will also demand that Obama end his “secret” campaign in which the presidential candidate uses meetings that are closed to the media to raise money from wealthy liberals by privately disparaging ordinary Americans. “In listening to Obama depreciate and disparage small town America,” Martin will say, “I am reminded...
  • When the Cheney shooting story broke, the Caller-Times was ready to cover it

    02/19/2006 10:13:50 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 72 replies · 1,989+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | February 19, 2006 | Libby Averyt
    While the White House press corps seemed stunned that the Caller-Times broke the story on Dick Cheney's hunting accident, our local readers expected it. And we were glad to meet their expectations. Frankly, the newsroom had some difficulty understanding what all the hubbub was about last week. As national newscasters asked repeatedly why a local newspaper first reported the story instead of the White House press, we kept asking, "Why not?" George Gongora/Caller-Times Reporters and photographers from all over the world converged in city to cover the startling story that began on the Armstrong Ranch. We all heard our...
  • I Hadn't Planned on Saying This- But...

    10/05/2005 5:47:46 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 142 replies · 3,139+ views
    10/05/05 | vanity
    I Hadn’t Planned to Tell This Story – But : Sometimes you have to speak out and be heard – even when you’re a Certified Old Fogey . Long ago , but not too far away , I lived in a little country town, in upstate New York. Most of the people who lived there were small farmers, tradesmen, mechanics, or factory workers : “blue collar with pretensions” , I guess you’d call us. The town was mostly what my Dad used to call “ Narrowback Protestants “ ( You’d have to show a girl your Sunday School pins before...
  • Dispute over police leads to arrest of town officials

    03/25/2005 3:46:55 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 261+ views
    AP ^ | 3/25/5
    BRADFORD, Tenn. - A management squabble over Bradford's small police force has led to the arrest of the mayor and two members of the town council, the sheriff said. Mayor Glynn James and Board of Aldermen members Ray Arnold and Betty Cunningham were arrested Wednesday on complaints filed by a former police officer and the former chief of police, said Gibson County Sheriff Joe Shepard. The complaints allege official misconduct and retaliation. Darrell Taylor, the former chief, remains on the force as the only police officer for the town of about 1,200 residents. Taylor contends he was demoted and former...
  • Dog-at-large ticket lands man in jail

    02/04/2005 7:13:50 PM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 7 replies · 420+ views
    Bozeman Chronicle ^ | Friday, February 04, 2005 | KELLYN BROWN
    A day after county officials announced an August vote on a new, larger jail to solve the overcrowding problem, a 20-year-old Bozeman man sat behind bars for not showing up in court on a dog-at-large ticket. When Dennis Krack Jr. appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Thursday, handcuffed, via video from jail, his attorney shook his head in disbelief. "In my opinion, this is not the best use of jail space," Deputy Public Defender Eric Brewer said after the hearing. County officials have been grappling with a full jail for years. The current jail was made to hold 40 inmates,...
  • Bitter divisions over president show up in small-town America

    09/25/2004 10:59:28 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 24 replies · 915+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 09/25/2004 | DAN LEWERENZ -- Associated Press Writer
    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Drive west down this town's Main Street, and the sharp divisions over this year's presidential election quickly become clear. On the left, a chalkboard mounted outside a coffee shop lists the day's special as a showing of "Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election" - a documentary implying that George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, colluded with Florida politicians to disenfranchise black voters and steal the election. On the right, a sign in the window of a motorcycle shop reads: "Kerry Sucks."
  • Liberalism Theme Song: SMALL BRAIN (parody of Small Town by liberal John Camp Cougar Melon)

    08/11/2004 5:16:46 AM PDT · by HawkeyeLonewolf · 5 replies · 509+ views
    SMALL BRAIN Parody of "Small Town" by John Mellencamp By Kevin L. Kitchens Well I was born with a small brain And I live with a small brain Definitely vote with a small brain I'm a liberal, through and through. All my friends have such small brains My parents share just one small brain My job requires no brains It's a government opportunity Educated in the left's ways Taught to bash Jesus every day Dream about Hilary winning '08 Another Clinton president for me I've seen folks in awe of my small brain Seen America fall due to small brains...

    07/03/2004 1:45:40 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 34 replies · 586+ views
    Self | 7/3/2004 | Self
    What are your favorite small town Independence Day celebrations and why.
  • Soldier's Funeral, Texas-Style

    12/23/2003 8:22:45 AM PST · by hardhead · 31 replies · 294+ views
    I can't remember the true quote so I'm gisting here, but Walter Cronkite once said that on a no-news day the media would present it to the public with the same gusto as if it were a news-banner day. Thus they fill their broadcasts with uninteresting drivel when there are very moving stories from small-town America that, as in this case, elicit heart-tugging and tears. This is the way our military dead should be honored. With all the junk on TV and all we hear about in the press, here is a story that restores faith in this country.
  • Plan For Lethal-Virus Laboratories Leaves Smalltown USA In Uproar

    06/28/2003 3:37:39 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 193+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 6-29-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    Plan for lethal-virus laboratories leaves Smalltown USA in uproar By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 29 June 2003 A network of high-security laboratories for storing and investigating some of the most lethal viruses known to mankind is being built across the US, leaving communities in uproar. They not only fear the risk of the viruses escaping, but also contend that the programme, part of the $6bn (£3.5bn) Project BioShield, is a stunning case of overkill. For none of the germs to be studied is related to bioweaponry. In the tiny town of Hamilton, Montana, campaigners worry that they will become...

    06/09/2003 6:22:09 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies · 180+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | 9 June 2003 | Dana Fields
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A small-town newspaper plans to adopt and publish a code of ethics after a sports writer was fired for plagiarizing sports columns and parts of a movie review. Michael Kinney, 29, was fired by The Sedalia Democrat after an investigation prompted by a reader who called the paper last month to report similarities between a movie review by Kinney and one written by nationally syndicated columnist Roger Ebert. "We have let our readers down by publishing without attribution material taken from other writers under Michael Kinney's byline," editor Oliver Wiest wrote. "I apologize to our...