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  • Hawaii's spectacular 'smiley' volcano

    07/31/2016 11:42:19 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 14 replies
    euronews ^ | July 29, 2016 | Staff
    Sometimes Mother Nature takes your breath away – and makes you smile. The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii looks like it is smiling and it is little wonder.
  • Auburn Dad Knocked Out By Stranger at Celtics Game

    04/18/2015 5:12:31 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 53 replies
    Union Leader ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jason Schreiber
    Barry Hammer didn’t know what hit him. A night out at a Celtics game with his wife and twin boys on Tuesday turned into a nightmare when he was punched in the face by a total stranger for no apparent reason. “I’ve never been punched in my life,” said the 38-year-old Auburn dad who’s still stunned by what happened in the mezzanine area of Boston’s TD Garden during his kids’ first Celtics game. Hammer said he believes he was likely the victim of a so-called “knockout game.” The game has been seen around the country and involves attackers who sucker...
  • Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

    10/11/2013 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 11, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    PBS's Tavis Smiley made a comment Thursday that every African-American as well as liberal media member should sit up and take notice. Appearing on Fox News's Hannity, Smiley said, "The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-12-12 ("Yay O!": Smiley edits out Belafonte's Obama slam)

    01/12/2012 3:38:55 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 15 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 12, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Liberal radio hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West had liberal entertainer Harry Belafonte on their show the other day, and in the interview, Belafonte ripped into President Obama. However, THAT portion of the interview conveniently was CUT when the show went out for distribution. The producer later said that it was for time purposes and that that part of the interview was the least interesting part, since you could hear criticisms of Obama on Fox News any day. Hmmm. . . . A big-name lefty like Belafonte, on a left-wing radio show, slamming Obama for not being leftist enough,...
  • Black America's divide over Obama

    10/23/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 21, 2011 | Bill Maxwell
    When Barack Obama was elected president, millions of Americans believed that the United States finally was entering a postracial period. But we are seeing old divisions return.When Barack Obama was elected president, millions of Americans believed that the United States finally was entering a postracial period when race no longer mattered in any serious way. But the Obama presidency has, ironically, heightened racial tensions, and we are seeing old divisions return. One of the most unexpected developments resulting from the Obama presidency has been the resurgence of conflicts and name-calling among blacks themselves. Not since the heyday of the Black...
  • Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on the Larry Elder Show (AUDIO)

    10/11/2011 10:25:24 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 6 replies
    VIMEO ^ | 10-8-2011 | Papa Giorgio (Larry Elder)
    Enjoy fellas and gals
  • 29 years ago, a smiley was born :-)

    09/19/2011 8:19:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies
    MSNBC-technology.com ^ | Rosa Golijan
    At 11:44 a.m. on September 19, 1982, a man named Scott Fahlman posted a message to an electronic computer-science department bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University. And with that simple action he did something wonderful: He became the individual who would later be credited as the inventor of :-), an ASCII-based emoticon. Thanks to the efforts of Microsoft Director of Identity Partnerships Mike B. Jones — who worked at Carnegie Mellon University when the original post was made — and a small team of dedicated individuals, we know that the following is the message Fahlman sent:
  • The Black War Over Obama

    08/15/2011 3:32:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 15, 2011 | Allison Samuels
    African-American leaders fear academic rebel Cornel West’s fierce attacks on the president could spell trouble in 2012. How did Cornel West become the administration’s No. 1 gadfly? The noted African-American scholar and radio host may have helped Barack Obama into the White House, but he has spent the better part of the president’s term taking shots at him, calling him a “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs,” among other names. “These last few weeks have only proven my point about Brother Obama,” West says in his signature “one love” voice as he talks about the debt-reduction debacle on Capitol Hill....
  • PBS Hosts Blast Obama on Poverty Tour (Smiley & West hit the road)

    08/13/2011 12:56:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/12/11 | Stephanie Samuel
    PBS Hosts Blast Obama on Poverty TourBy Stephanie Samuel | Christian Post Reporter Fri, Aug. 12 2011 10:23 AM EDT PBS hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, once strong supporters of Barack Obama, are traveling the country criticizing the president for failing to protect the poor during the debt talks. Noted African-American evangelical Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. agrees that the president has done little to help the poor, but says systemic changes, not more wasteful spending, are necessary to lift Americans out of poverty. Radio and television hosts Smiley and his PBS Princeton University co-host West, have taken to the...
  • Tavis Smiley: 2012 Will Be "The Most Racist" Election Ever

    04/27/2011 5:41:39 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 04/26/2011 | Real Clear Politics / MSNBC
    "I said over a year ago that this was going to be, this presidential race, Lawrence, was going to be the ugliest, the nastiest, the most divisive, and the most racist in the history of this Republic," PBS host Tavis Smiley said on MSNBC.
  • Travis Smiley to Obama: Which side of your mouth are you speaking from?

    04/21/2011 6:51:53 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 9 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 4/21/11 | Alaphiah
    It is interesting that the left is just as confused by the recent budget deal struck by the president and House Republicans as everyone else is. Some report that both sides won and some are reporting that both sides lost Travis Smiley of the far left is not happy with the deal cut by the president and House Republicans. Smiley on Meet the Press with David Gregory and guest former Democrat Gov. Jennifer Granholm attempted to explain to their partisans why the deal was good for Democrats. Smiley though is confused by what president Barry Hussein Soetoro has said about...
  • 8 Ridiculous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Rich

    03/25/2011 1:57:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Tue, Mar 22, 2011 6:44 PM EDT | Provided by the Business Insider's Alyson Shontell
    Everyone has million dollar ideas, but people rarely act on them. For entrepreneurs, one good idea can provide an extraordinary amount of hope. Even though the chances of success are minimal, these ideas give people something to aspire to greater than a boring cubicle and a nagging boss. Not to mention, these ideas make some people obscenely loaded. If you're waiting to act on one of these ideas until you think of something brilliant, don't. In fact, you might want to dumb yourself down a notch. With the Icanhascheezburger.com's of the world getting acquired for $2MM, it doesn't take something...
  • EU rescue costs start to threaten Germany itself

    The escalating debt crisis on the eurozone periphery is starting to contaminate the creditworthiness of Germany and the core states of monetary union. Credit default swaps (CDS) measuring risk on German, French and Dutch bonds have surged over recent days, rising significantly above the levels of non-EMU states in Scandinavia. "Germany cannot keep paying for bail-outs without going bankrupt itself," said Professor Wilhelm Hankel, of Frankfurt University. "This is frightening people. You cannot find a bank safe deposit box in Germany because every single one has already been taken and stuffed with gold and silver. It is like an underground...
  • Smiley Infidel: PBS Host Shows Willful Ignorance to Islamic Extremism

    06/13/2010 9:19:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 631+ views
    pajamas media tv ^ | 6/13/10 | Hicks File
    If you’ve ever fallen victim to one of these guilt-tripping PBS fund appeals and actually sent ‘em a check, call and ask for a refund NOW! During an interview with author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, PBS Host and political opportunist Tavis Smiley made the astounding claim that “every single day in this country” Christians commit violent acts of terrorism. Joe Hicks responds to his bizarre argument in the latest Hicks File. (VIDEO)
  • PBS: More Christian Terrorists Than Muslim Terrorists

    06/03/2010 4:52:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 670+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS.com ^ | June 1, 2010 | Robert Spencer
    SNIPPET: "PBS’s Tavis Smiley recently claimed that “every single day in this country” Christians commit terrorist acts. Interviewing the heroic ex-Muslim freedom fighter Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Smiley repeated common leftist dogmas about how Christian terrorists are more numerous and violent than Muslim terrorists, and have committed more terrorist acts inside the U.S. than Muslims have. Smiley’s views are silly, but they’re also ultimately misleading and dangerous, as they divert attention from the genuine threat from Islamic jihadists and, by sapping our civilizational self-confidence, weaken our ability and will to resist those jihadists. On the show, Hirsi Ali was speaking about...
  • Obama to meet at the White House with black church leaders

    04/06/2010 3:41:00 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 54 replies · 1,231+ views
    washington post ^ | 4/6/2010 | Hamil R. Harris and Krissah Thompson
    President Obama will sit down Tuesday with about 20 black religious leaders, including representatives of the major African American denominations, in the second White House meeting in three months to discuss the needs of the black community. The president has faced growing questions about whether he has done enough to help African Americans deal with the nation's economic downturn. Blacks have been hurt more than other communities by the lack of jobs and the difficulty in obtaining bank financing, among other issues, and some -- including political commentator Tavis Smiley and some members of the Congressional Black Caucus -- say...
  • Australians See Smiley Face in Night Sky

    12/01/2008 9:57:43 AM PST · by metmom · 30 replies · 1,400+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Monday, December 01, 2008 | FOXNews.com
    Australians are getting a big hello from the heavens as Venus, Jupiter and a waxing crescent moon combine to create a celestial smiley face. The best time to see the friendly phenomenon is about 20 to 30 minutes after sunset, report the News Corporation's Australian newspapers.
  • Effort to find missing ISU student to focus on public awareness

    05/05/2009 12:06:25 PM PDT · by Military family member · 10 replies · 786+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | May 5, 2009 | Dave Taylor
    TERRE HAUTE - Indiana State University officials hope increased public awareness will lead them to missing student Gerald Smith of Avon. Wabash Valley Crimestoppers has agreed to use its resources to spread the word about Smith's disappearance via television public service announcements, billboards and a reward of up to $1,000. In addition, the Indiana State University Foundation is accepting contributions for an additional reward fund.
  • Is there an Organized Ring of Serial Killers, killing College Men across the Country?

    04/26/2008 3:11:01 PM PDT · by Khankrumthebulgar · 36 replies · 407+ views
    KTSP ABC News ^ | 04/23/2008 | Kristi Piehl, Investigative Reporter
    DETECTIVES: Chris Jenkins murder connects dozens around country Could there be a calculated, cross-country plot to kill young college men, including some in Minnesota? It seems a little hard to believe, but two New York detectives say they can prove it. Now, they are revealing years of their evidence for the first time to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS... GO DEEPER INTO THE INVESTIGATION:
  • DETECTIVES: Chris Jenkins murder connects dozens around country

    04/25/2008 10:45:47 AM PDT · by Crookie Monster · 9 replies · 472+ views
    KSTP ^ | 04/23/2008 10:28:47 AM | Channel 5 - Kristi Piehl
    DETECTIVES: Chris Jenkins murder connects dozens around country Could there be a calculated, cross-country plot to kill young college men, including some in Minnesota? It seems a little hard to believe, but two New York detectives say, they can prove it. Now, they are revealing years of their evidence for the first time to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS... University of Minnesota college student Chris Jenkins was found in the Mississippi River in February of 2003. Minneapolis Police began investigating the case, which also caught the attention of two retired NYPD detectives. Turns out, Jenkins' death was the missing part of the...
  • Body pulled from Mississippi River in La Crosse

    02/16/2010 6:46:42 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 828+ views
    Searchers in La Crosse have pulled a body from the Mississippi River near where a college student disappeared a few days earlier. The La Crosse Tribune reported that police have not confirmed the identity of the body, which was pulled from the river just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. But the spot is very close to where they believe Craig Meyers fell into the river early Sunday.
  • New evidence in so-called 'Smiley Face Killers' case

    03/23/2009 7:25:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 1,592+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/23/09 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    Dozens of young college men gave found dead across the country and their deaths ruled accidental drowning. But they had one connecting symbol a smiley face found at the scene—and for the families they left behind it seems anything but accidental. It’s a chilling story we first brought you last spring in a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation. On Monday, there's new evidence more suspicious deaths may be linked to the so-called ‘Smiley Face Killers.’ Bill Szotak says surveillance video shows his son, Josh, inside a New York bar after a couple drinks, seemingly fine. But minutes later video from outside...
  • DETECTIVES: Chris Jenkins murder connects dozens around country

    04/25/2008 7:48:29 AM PDT · by toast · 117 replies · 2,420+ views
    KSTP ^ | 04/23/2008 | Kristi Piehl
    Could there be a calculated, cross-country plot to kill young college men, including some in Minnesota? It seems a little hard to believe, but two New York detectives say, they can prove it.
  • ‘Smiley face’ brings Scranton family grief (possible serial killers?)

    04/04/2009 7:13:08 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 27 replies · 2,098+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 4/3/09 | Jerry Lynott
    SCRANTON – Near the creek where Matthew Grendel’s body surfaced two years ago, sinister graffiti glared back at a retired detective on the trail of suspected serial killers. The 20-year-old college student’s disappearance sounded eerily similar to the other cases Kevin Gannon and his team investigated. The similarities brought them to Grendel’s house in Minooka and to Roaring Brook by the falls under the Harrison Avenue Bridge in 2007. The killers they were tracking left a crudely painted smiley face at the spot where some of the victims’ bodies were put in water. “We did find a smiley face down...
  • Possible 'Smiley Face Gang' Link Emerges in Case of Missing Middlebury College Freshman (Garza)

    05/07/2008 3:52:33 PM PDT · by RDTF · 15 replies · 951+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 7, 2008 | Not specified
    New details have emerged in the search for missing 19-year-old Middlebury College freshman Nicholas Garza that could link him to the so-called "Smiley Face Gang," which a group of retired detectives believes is responsible for the apparent drowning deaths of dozens of young men across the country. Searchers have found smiley-face graffiti near Garza's campus like that painted near some of the locations where about 40 bodies have been discovered across 11 states, FOX 44 News reported. Garza’s mother thinks that discovery could link her son's disappearance to the deaths of the other mostly college-age victims. Volunteer searchers have come...
  • People of Interest?

    12/01/2009 2:56:26 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 601+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2009
    Possible break in the 'Smiley Face' murders case
  • Missing ISU student's body found in Wabash River near Vincennes

    05/08/2009 8:03:50 PM PDT · by Military family member · 13 replies · 1,328+ views
    Tribune-Star ^ | May 8, 2009 | Arthur E. Foulkes
    TERRE HAUTE — After more than a week of worry and searching, the body of Gerald Smith, an Indiana State University business student who was set to graduate this weekend, has been found in Knox County in the Wabash River. The Knox County coroner contacted ISU Police around 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, said Bill Mercier, director of ISU Public Safety. “He advised me they had a body in the water,” Mercier said. The body matched the physical and clothing description of Smith, he said.
  • Smiley Face Killer Back in the News Through Good Morning America Story

    03/27/2009 9:39:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 2,170+ views
    associatedcontent ^ | March 23, 2009 | Ryan Christopher DeVault
    Investigative Journalist Kristi Piehl Still Stands Behind Her Story that the Deaths of 80 Young Men Are Linked: The Smiley Face Killer case has come to the front of the news again as Good Morning America did an extensive story on the rumored serial killer case. The story includes dozens of young men located in 25 cities in 11 states that were all declared accidental drowning. Many parents that Smiley Face Killer Back in the News Through Good Morning America Story believe their kids have been the victims of murder rather than accidental deaths have begun working with an investigative...
  • Is A Serial Killer Responsible For Young Men's Deaths In College Communities Along Interstate 94?

    02/15/2010 8:14:06 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 27 replies · 1,544+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/15/10 | Friends of Ours
    Over the last decade approximately 80 young men attending college in relatively rural communities along I-94 -- the northernmost east-west interstate highway -- have mysteriously disappeared after leaving a party or bar alone, and many of them subsequently have been discovered as drowning victims in nearby rivers, ponds and lakes. Their deaths routinely have been classified as accidental drownings but former Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter Kristi Piehl, with the help of a team of experts including a forensic pathologist, a former federal agent, and a former New York District Attorney, believes that at least some of the deaths are homicide....
  • Detectives: 40 Drowning Victims May Have Been Murdered by 'Smiley Face Gang'

    04/28/2008 4:54:14 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 88 replies · 1,315+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, April 28, 2008
    At least 40 young men who drowned may have died by far more sinister means — serial killings at the hands of a national gang that revels in murdering young men and leaving smiley-face markings at the scene, a team of retired New York City police detectives and criminal justice investigators said Monday. They believe the victims, including University of Minnesota student Chris Jenkins and Fordham University student Patrick McNeill, didn't accidentally drown but were actually killed by members of the so-called "Smiley Face Gang," KSTP in St. Paul reported. A smiley-face symbol was found painted at some of the...
  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • Franken Looks To Leverage Comcast/NBCU Bashing Into Bucks

    02/11/2010 6:13:08 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 14 replies · 438+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 2/10/10 | John Eggerton
    Minnesota Democrat Al Franken was looking to leverage his high-profile criticism of the Comcast/NBCU merger into some cash for his campaign down the road. Franken got national attention with his grilling of NBCU President Jeff Zucker and Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts during last week's Hill hearings on the proposed $30 billion joint venture. He took particular issue with NBC's stand back in the 1990's on sunsetting the financial interest and syndication rules that prevented networks from taking a financial interest in the domestic syndication of their prime time programming. While NBC claimed it would not push independents off the network...
  • Suit Alleges Trusted Blacks Drew Minorities to High-Rate Loans

    09/18/2009 8:54:15 PM PDT · by Saije · 21 replies · 1,648+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 9/17/2009 | Mary Kane
    As the housing market began booming in mid-2000, Wells Fargo & Co. teamed up with prominent African American commentator and PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley and financial author Kelvin Boston, the host of “Moneywise,”...to host something called “Wealth Building” seminars in black neighborhoods. Smiley was the keynote speaker, and the big draw...Smiley would charge up the audience — and rattle the Wells Fargo executives in attendance — by launching into a story about how he hated banks, and how they used to refuse to lend him money for his real estate projects in Compton, Calif., and elsewhere. After Hurricane...
  • PBS Journalist Tavis Smiley Says It's His Job to Make Obama a "Great President" - Video 1/9/09

    01/09/2009 2:12:37 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 617+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    If the liberal media ever had any pretense of objectivity regarding Barack Obama, it is crumbling as the Inauguration of the 44th President draws near. This is vide of PBS's Tavis Smiley, who regards himself as a journalist, appearing on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough today. Smiley blatantly says that he sees it as his job to "help make Obama a great President." Smiley begins talking about Obama at the 2:58 mark of the video. It is one thing, as an American, to want the nation's President to do what is best for America, and to want him/her to do...
  • Black Commenter, Criticizing Obama, Causes Firestorm

    02/16/2008 4:53:50 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 39 replies · 156+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 02/16/08 | Darryl Fears
    Tavis Smiley, the bestselling author of the "Covenant With Black America," is in a world turned upside down. He said he's being "hammered," "barbecued," and is "catching hell" from black Americans for suggesting that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) made a major mistake by declining to speak at the State of the Black Union event that Smiley plans to host next week in New Orleans. "There's all this talk of hater, sellout and traitor," Smiley said to me in a telephone interview. Smiley even mentioned getting death threats, but wouldn't elaborate. He said his office has been flooded with angry e-mails....
  • Hatchet Job on Justice Thomas

    10/01/2007 9:19:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies · 158+ views
    Spiegel | October 02,2007 | swampsniper
    Tavis Smiley has Marc Morial, Cornell West, and Farah Griffin on,trashing Justice Thomas. So far, just the typical petty sniping to be expected. These people just disgust me.
  • Republican Debate #7 – Baltimore, MD 09/27/07 - Brownback, Huckabee, Hunter, Keyes, Paul, Tancredo

    09/27/2007 5:26:47 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 379 replies · 1,007+ views
    Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #7 – Baltimore, Maryland 09/27/07 - Official Discussion Thread All-American Presidential Forum on PBS Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland September 27, 2007, 9:00 pm-10:30 pm ET (check your local PBS listings) Moderated by Tavis Smiley. Candidates participating: Sam Brownback Mike Huckabee Duncan Hunter Alan Keyes Ron Paul Tom Tancredo Journalists involved... Ray Suarez is a Washington-based Senior Correspondent who joined The NewsHour in October 1999. Suarez has thirty years of varied experience in the news business. Cynthia Tucker is the editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist whose work appears in...
  • Digital 'Smiley Face' Turns 25

    09/18/2007 6:19:23 AM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 7 replies · 285+ views
    Associated Press via MyWay.com ^ | September 18, 2007 | Daniel Lovering
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon. :-) Twenty-five years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes - a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis - as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message. To mark the anniversary Wednesday, Fahlman and his colleagues are starting an annual student contest for innovation in technology-assisted, person-to-person communication. The Smiley Award, sponsored by Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) (YHOO), carries a $500 cash prize. Language experts say the smiley face and other emotional icons, known as emoticons,...
  • Tavis Smiley has no idea what the Fairness Doctrine is

    07/01/2007 3:25:24 PM PDT · by Krankor · 18 replies · 1,473+ views
    Youtube ^ | 7/1/07 | Me
    I thought this was somewhat interesting.
  • Tavis Smiley: Blacks too 'emotional' to obey rules

    06/29/2007 8:56:49 PM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 92 replies · 3,126+ views
    "Because black people are an emotional people. I know it wouldn't have worked." Smiley says the black audience attending the 90-minute session at Howard University would not have listened or complied with such a request for silence, suggesting African-Americans are unable to control themselves. He made the remarks on Friday morning's Washington Journal program aired on C-Span.
  • Day By Day lampoons Kerry and the kumbahyah gang regarding Iran

    08/27/2006 3:21:19 PM PDT · by twntaipan · 8 replies · 1,531+ views
    Day By Day ^ | 08/27/2006 | Chris Day
  • Now Who Is Outside Air Force One?(photo)

    07/03/2006 5:53:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 3,018+ views
    Dailian ^ | 07/04/05
    Now Who Is Outside Air Force One?
  • Cold War Spy Movies. Sir Alec Guinness in "Tinker,Tailor,Soldier, Spy" & "Smiley's People".

    03/14/2005 8:23:25 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 35 replies · 846+ views
    Myself | 03-14-2005 | Captain Peter Blood
    Spent the weekend watching back to back DVDs of John Le Carre's "Tinker,Tailor,Soldier,Spy" & "Smiley's People", both starring the Great Sir Alec Guinness. I had not seen either in quite awhile and thought I would rent both to see again. What a tour de force for Guinness playing British Master Spy George Smiley. This really is what good drama is and I was on the edge of my seat watching both of these as Smiley is tracking his Arch Nemesis Karla of Moscow Center. Reminded me growing up of all the great spy films there was durng the Cold War....
  • NPR really blew it with Tavis Smiley

    12/10/2004 3:02:31 PM PST · by Drango · 62 replies · 2,228+ views
    newsday ^ | 12/10/04 | LEAH SAMUEL
    Tavis Smiley's departure from National Public Radio will be a loss not only to blacks but also to all NPR listeners. For its part, NPR issued a vague statement that is long on happy talk about Smiley helping to "jump start" its effort at reaching blacks.Smiley's departing letter to local stations asserts that NPR has "failed to meaningfully reach out to a broad spectrum of Americans who would benefit from public radio."
  • Loser lamentations

    11/13/2004 6:14:13 AM PST · by onevoter · 34 replies · 1,201+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2004 | Cal Thomas
    Reaction by the losing side in last week's presidential election would be startling if it weren't predictable. . . Other disparaging labels, including "stupid" and "moron" were hurled at Bush voters by various lefties. If so many people -- more than 59 million -- who voted for President Bush are stupid, what does this say about our costly and monopolistic public school system? . . Some commentators suggest Mr. Kerry lost because he The left's last gasp to salvage something from the election is the suggestion that, having prevailed, the president should now "reach out" to opponents and "heal the...
  • “I Want My Maypo”

    11/10/2004 7:50:44 AM PST · by Dr.Syn · 26 replies · 2,049+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | 11/11/04 | Dan Sargis
      “I Want My Maypo”November 11, 2004 There is no shortage of spoiled brats in the community of liberal elites.  These are people who, despite their outward success, are filled with self-loathing.  They live outside the norm by their own rules because they never had to live by any others...which is fine, except that they expect everybody to live by those rules.  And, when they don’t get their way, they become hysterical, thumb-sucking loonies who don’t understand why society won’t wet-nurse them. The liberal elites of this country are totalitarian.  They avow a belief in free elections only if the outcome suits...
  • THE PEOPLE OF THE RED STATES AND THE BLUE STATES

    11/07/2004 4:22:25 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 1,169+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2004 | GREGORY BORSE
    Slate.com is presently running a series, called ''Who's Winning, Who's Losing, and Why'' that includes an ongoing dialogue, since the conclusion of the presidential election, concerning the reasons the Democrats failed in this most recent and other elections. The header includes a review of recent editions by such writers and thinkers as Chris Suellentrop, William Saletan, and Timothy Noah who, for their parts, blame the lack of Democratic success on Kerry's ''too nuanced and technocratic'' approach (Suellentrop); on a failure to base campaigns on ''values and moral responsibility'' like Bill Clinton did (wow!) (Saletan); or the lack of the right...
  • Court Rules Laredo Man Charged in Triple Ax Murders Must Be Released or Have Bond Reduced

    07/17/2003 8:21:19 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 637+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 07-17-03 | Almada, Laurel
    Appeals court rules in Venegas' favor BY LAUREL ALMADA Times staff writer The Fourth Court of Appeals ordered that a Laredo man charged in a 12-year-old triple ax murder case must be released from custody or have his bond reduced Wednesday. The published opinion came as a result of Miguel Angel Venegas Jr.'s appeal of a decision rendered by visiting Judge Fred Shannon on March 5. Despite the order, the prosecution maintains Venegas cannot be released from the Webb County jail until the state has exhausted its appellate resources. The defendant is charged with three counts of murder and one...
  • Interview: Condoleezza Rice Discusses The Bush (Position on Iraq's WMD -- transcript)

    06/13/2003 8:39:25 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 282+ views
    NPR ^ | June 13, 2003 | Tavis Smiley & Condi Rice
    TAVIS SMILEY, host: From NPR in Los Angeles, I'm Tavis Smiley. On today's program, we'll talk about some of the challenges and triumphs of fathers today, and we'll get our laugh on with comedian Rickey Smiley. But first, where are the weapons of mass destruction? Did the Bush administration lie about evidence for going to war with Iraq? Earlier I put those questions directly to National Security Adviser Dr. Condoleezza Rice, who's been on a trip to California promoting US foreign policy. But before we got to the real conversation, I asked Dr. Rice whether the rumor was true that...
  • Online 'Smiley Face' :-) Turns 20 --- Have a nice day!

    09/19/2002 10:45:43 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Sep 19,12:58 AM | Andy Sullivan
    Online 'Smiley Face' :-) Turns 20 Thu Sep 19,12:58 AM ET By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was 20 years ago today that Scott Fahlman taught the 'Net how to smile. The IBM researcher has devoted his professional life to artificial intelligence, the practice of teaching computers how to think like humans. Fahlman is known for his work with neural networks -- a computer technique designed to mimic the human brain -- and helping develop Common Lisp, a computer language that uses symbols instead of numbers, but the bearded scientist is perhaps best known for a flash of inspiration...