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  • Oprah 'sorry' for Switzerland's flap

    08/13/2013 6:52:36 AM PDT · by Excellence · 42 replies
    Yahoo OMG ^ | 13 August 2013 | NICOLE EVATT
    "I'm in a store and the person doesn't obviously know that I carry the black card..."
  • caption obama at 1991 Harvard rally

    03/07/2012 7:35:49 PM PST · by matt1234 · 62 replies
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  • Santorum's College Lesson

    02/29/2012 4:47:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 29. 2012 | Andrew Cline
    Rick Santorum is stretching his criticism of President Obama's advocacy of universal college attendance into a broader attack on college itself. Santorum has three college degrees, which provides a good indication of how seriously one should take his assault on what he is labeling as Obama's elitism. As with so many of Santorum's statements, this criticism contains a grain of perception smothered in reactionary dogma. [BIG SNIP] In a nation in which almost everyone aspires to upward mobility, how is this a winning political argument? Sure, colleges are hothouses of liberalism. They have been for generations. And yet Americans of...
  • Santorum is right; college is overrated

    02/29/2012 6:40:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 02/27/2012 | By Eric Ingemunson
    I was curious to see what would happen to Rick Santorum after being subjected to the harsh glare of the media spotlight, now that he's the Republican flavor of the week. It speaks highly of him that one of the worst things you can say about him is about a comment he made about college attendance. On MSNBC Monday night, Ed Shultz expressed shock that Santorum would say that President Obama is a snob for insisting that everyone goes to college. The progressive media framed his comment like this: "President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to...
  • Kerry: Yacht story 'our fault'

    07/30/2010 6:27:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 10+ views
    Kerry: Yacht story 'our fault' By: Andy Barr July 30, 2010 07:50 AM EDT Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said Thursday that he and his office mishandled the politics surrounding tax questions on his new $7 million yacht. “I don’t think I dealt with it fast enough, effectively enough. There’s nobody to blame but myself for that,” Kerry said Thursday in an interview with the Boston Globe. Throughout the weeklong story, Kerry has insisted that he will pay whatever state taxes are owed – estimated to be $500,000 – on the yacht. Kerry has so far not had to pay Massachusetts’...
  • Snobs in Governmnet (Their pictures speak for themselves)

    01/08/2010 4:06:14 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 18 replies · 1,640+ views
    Jan 7, 2010 | Ice Flyer
    George Bush was a threat to all the world according to the left. He was arrogant, acted unilaterally, and that walk of his...what is up with that arrogant "Swagger" of his? This is the left. It will always see ANYone of the right in this way. A verifyable record does not matter, the truth is what they want it to be and only their opinion counts. Oh there are a few beauties on the right as well. Their guy can do no wrong. Their rep is misunderstood and on and on. They are just as wrong. When a person can...
  • Boxer Objects To Health Care Protesters' "Attire" (video)

    08/05/2009 6:56:39 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 53 replies · 1,764+ views
    YouTube ^ | Unknown
    See Video at link. Barbara Boxer complains that protestors at the Town Hall meetings, etc. aren't well dressed!
  • Sen. Kerry jokes: ‘Too bad’ Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t go missing

    06/24/2009 2:55:13 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 258 replies · 11,368+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Rachelle Cohen
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Kerry must have been channeling his inner Letterman yesterday. The Bay State senator was telling a group of business and civic leaders in town at his invitation about the “bizarre’’ tale of how South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had “disappeared for four days’’ and claimed to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail, but no one was really certain of his whereabouts. “Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’ The Democratic-centric crowd laughed. Of course, Kerry couldn’t know that 24-hours...
  • President Poupon [the Obamaburger]

    05/07/2009 1:19:22 PM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies · 1,506+ views
    FOX News ^ | 05/07/09 | Sean Hannity
        As you all know, President Obama is a real man of the people. Tuesday, he dropped by a popular Virginia restaurant to grab a burger with his pal Joe. The Gateway Pundit blog pointed out that plain old ketchup didn't cut it for the president, who ordered his burger with a very special condiment:(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: All right. I'm going to have a — just your basic cheddar cheeseburger, medium well. I just want mustard, no ketchup. If you've got like a spicy mustard or something like or Dijon mustard, something like that.(END VIDEO CLIP)Dijon mustard?...
  • After Obama's Speech, How Much Would Corporate America Pay to See His Real Birth Certificate?

    05/04/2009 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 51 replies · 3,017+ views
    The Obama Disaster.com ^ | May 4, 2009 | Stayfree
    After lying to the American people today about American corporations using "illegal" tax havens and bashing corporate America in general, how much do you think corporate America would pay today to see B.O.'s real long-form birth certificate?
  • "I am the Speaker of the House. I don’t get into that."

    01/29/2009 10:55:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 3,513+ views
    "I am the Speaker of the House. I don’t get into that." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is defiantly ignoring Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge -- who spent much of the week nitpicking her stimulus bill on issues ranging from STD prevention funding to cash for the re-sodding the National Mall. "I am the Speaker of the House. I don’t get into that," she said at her weekly press conference just now, when asked about their impact on the stimulus debate.
  • [Speaker]Pelosi: I Don't Respond To Limbaugh, Drudge (w/video)

    01/29/2009 4:12:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,206+ views
    CBS News ^ | January 29, 2009 | Brian Montopoli
    At her weekly press conference this morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about criticism from Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge over the massive stimulus package that the House passed yesterday. "I don't speak to that," Pelosi said. "I'm the Speaker of the House. I don't get into the popular culture." Politico has the video. As Glenn Thrush notes, the conservative pair "spent much of the week nitpicking her stimulus bill on issues ranging from STD prevention funding to cash for the re-sodding the National Mall."
  • Obama seeks landslide but McCain claims momentum

    10/31/2008 6:40:36 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies · 1,488+ views
    AOL News/AP ^ | 10-31-2008 | MIKE GLOVER and DAVID ESPO
    ContentType:Spot Development; ContentElement:FullStory; Breaking:True; By MIKE GLOVER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writers DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Despite John McCain's prediction of an upset, Barack Obama reached for a landslide Friday, invading his rival's home state with TV ads and building a lead in early voting in key battlegrounds as the presidential race headed into a hectic final weekend. McCain charged that Obama, bidding to become the first black president, "began his campaign in the liberal left lane of politics and has never left it. He's more liberal than a senator who calls himself a socialist," he added in...
  • Peggy Noonan & Snobbery

    10/19/2008 11:16:23 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 2,098+ views
    Maxine’s Place ^ | OCT 19, 2008 | Maxine Weiss
    I'll link to a favorite article by Noonan, from 2007, where her elitist snobbism was really on parade in a minute. I do think it's important to say that Noonan was fired from the Reagan Administration under Donald Regan. Granted, Donald Regan, himself, was fired eventually. But what's interesting is that Noonan wasn't invited back. Here's the relevant paragraphs from that long-ago article about Noonan being forced to 'engage' with lowly working class New Yorkers: "I walk into a shop on Madison Avenue daydreaming, trying to remember what it was I thought last week I should pick up, what was...
  • The Buckley Son Rises (Kathleen Parker BARF alert)

    10/17/2008 8:13:49 PM PDT · by acsuc99 · 5 replies · 659+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/17/08 | Kathleen Parker
    Christopher Buckley’s endorsement of Barack Obama — followed by his abrupt departure from the back page of the magazine his father founded, National Review — has caused a ripple of contempt from the conservative Right. Nay, make that a tsunami of hostility. An avalanche of venom. A cataclysm of ... well, you get the idea. People are mad. Good riddance, they say, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. ↓ Keep reading this article ↓ Beard: Freedom, Justice, and Rock ’n’ Roll Blyth: Sarah Style Skelly: Unearthing the Weather Underground Whittle: Steady, Now … Kudlow: An...
  • Obama Lies List for debate

    10/15/2008 8:46:26 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 56 replies · 1,632+ views
    vanity
    We need to list out Obama's lies. There were a bunch of them. Two to start the list;1.)Obama immediately critisized John Lewis for his racism charge 2). Obama never supported denying health care to babies that survived abortions
  • Update: Video of Obama Saying John McCain Is "Out of Time"

    10/11/2008 11:45:31 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 24 replies · 1,088+ views
    Fox News/YouTube ^ | 10-11-2008 | my favorite headache
    This is a video of Barack Obama telling a partisan crowd today that John McCain is "out of time". He also thanks John McCain for toning down the rhetoric last night at his own forum...pay attention to the crowd reactions when Obama talks about McCain's service and to the toning down of his remarks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se8ZWuU4U-M
  • Exclusive: Barack Obama is 'aloof' says British ambassador to US-(Leaked Diplomatic Memo!)

    10/02/2008 2:22:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies · 6,045+ views
    UK TElegraph ^ | 10-02-08 10.02PMGST | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama is a "decidedly liberal" senator "who was finding his feet, and then got diverted by his presidential ambitions", according to a frank verdict delivered to Gordon Brown by the British ambassador to the United States. Sir Nigel Sheinwald, ambassador in Washington since last year, delivered his unvarnished assessment of the White House front runner in a seven-page letter to the Prime Minister, obtained by The Daily Telegraph, just before the Democratic nominee's visit to Downing Street just over two months ago. The candid letter, marked as containing "sensitive judgements" and requesting officials to "protect the contents carefully" gives...
  • Democrats Need To Shake The "Elitist" Tag (Great Article By Lady Lynn Forester De Rothschild!)

    09/21/2008 6:01:53 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 229+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/11/2008 | Lady Lynn Forester De Rothschild
    If Barack Obama loses the presidential election, it may well be the result of a public perception that he is detached and elitist -- a politician whose expressions of empathy for hard-working Americans stem more from abstract solidarity than a real connection to the lives of millions of citizens. Suggestions that Sen. Obama has failed to relate to working- and middle-class voters in swing states have dogged his campaign for months. His choice of Sen. Joseph Biden as his running mate only marginally corrects the problem. While Obama supporters attempt to dismiss the charges about their candidate's perceived hauteur, they...
  • Andrea Mitchell: "only the less educated hill supporters will go to mccain/palin" (PISSED PUMAs!)

    08/31/2008 6:00:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 162 replies · 844+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/31/08
    'Meet the Press' transcript for August 31, 2008 **SNIP** MS. ANDREA MITCHELL: Well, they, they think now that they have a story. They have a story of a working mom, she is a colorful character, an Annie Oakley, you know, Annie get your gun. They love her story. But when she tried to talk about Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, in western Pennsylvania yesterday at a rally with conservative Republican voters, Hillary Clinton was booed. So she can use the Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro analogy if she wants to in interviews. She cannot use that at Republican rallies. She is...
  • Senator Barak Obama Has A Head Tilt (Medical Implications)

    08/18/2008 9:49:14 PM PDT · by dervish · 77 replies · 691+ views
    Senator Barak Obama Has a Right Head Tilt Watching the Saddleback Church Forum with Pastor Rick Warren interviewing Senator Barak Obama on Saturday August 16, I was struck by the marked and obvious tilting of the Senator’s head Forum. The tilt is to the right side. This phenomenon has not been widely written about from a medical perspective. A head tilt can be a sign that a patient has double vision also known as diplopia. Diplopia can be benign if it is caused by a congenital (from birth) eye muscle weakness or it can be associated with autoimmune medical disorders...
  • DNC plan: Portray Obama as all-American

    08/18/2008 5:52:31 AM PDT · by Hadean · 51 replies · 63+ views
    WASHINGTON - One of the first images prime-time viewers will see of the Democratic National Convention next week is that of Michelle Obama, who will begin the four-day introduction of her husband, and her family, on her terms. Like everything else at the orchestrated gala, that is by design. Democrats face a number of imperatives at their convention, none trickier than making more voters comfortable with the prospect of putting a candidate with a most unusual background — the son of a black Kenyan father and a white Kansan mother, who grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia — and his...
  • Dave 'Mudcat' Saunders: Barack Obama's elitist campaign alienates South

    08/18/2008 12:18:43 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 297+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 18, 2008 | Tom Baldwin and Matt Spence
    The sea of shining, hope-filled faces that routinely flood Barack Obama's rallies would be an alien environment for the grizzled features and tobacco-stained temperament of Dave “Mudcat” Saunders. His preferred habitat is up a tree gunning down deer or on the mud flats — which lent him their name — catching catfish, part of an endless struggle with Appalachian wildlife. Along with his Confederate flag bedspread, the stag heads on his walls, his preference for profanity over punctuation, he would horrify what he calls the “northeastern elitist, Metropolitan Opera wing of the Democrats”. But, as one of the party's few...
  • The Presumptive - and Presumptuous - Nominee

    07/25/2008 5:23:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 184+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 25, 2008 | Toby Harnden
    There was a spring in Barack Obama's step and a sense of heady excitement in the air as he took to the stage beside Berlin's Victory column for his latest Big Speech. Members of his expansive entourage could have been forgiven for dreaming about the West Wing offices they will occupy in January. By any yardstick, the first half of the Illinois senator's foreign tour was everything his campaign staff had wished for and a little bit more. Wherever he went, world leaders wanted to bask in his reflected glory as the presumed next president. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of...
  • Susan Rise on Obama: "He Bows to Nobody.."

    07/23/2008 8:26:12 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 19 replies · 33+ views
    Spiegel ^ | July 21, 2008 | Gregor Peter Schmitz
    SPIEGEL: It is unusual for a US presidential candidate to travel to Europe in the middle of the campaign. Why is Barack Obama coming? Susan Rice: Senator Obama believes it is critically important for the United States and Europe to cooperate far more effectively than we have in recent years. None of us can tackle the critical global challenges we face in isolation -- be it terrorism, proliferation, climate change, disease, poverty or energy security. Obama will want to discuss in Europe and Germany how we each view these challenges and how we can best address them together. SPIEGEL: Critics...
  • EGO-BAMA, SWALLOW SOME OF THAT PRIDE (Jonah Goldberg)

    07/13/2008 8:43:17 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 54 replies · 319+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 12 July 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    In his pre-campaign book, "The Audacity of Hope," Barack Obama proclaims, "I find comfort in the fact that the longer I'm in politics the less nourishing popularity becomes, that a striving for rank and fame seems to betray a poverty of ambition, and that I am answerable mainly to the steady gaze of my own conscience." Some might think this odd testimony from a young and inexperienced freshman senator on the cusp of seeking the highest rank, and the most famous position, in the world. It's a bit like a parish priest saying he's happy with his modest lot in...
  • Guardian Writer: Nasty Republicans Labeling Obama as 'Arrogant'

    07/03/2008 7:10:24 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 195+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 3, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    You can almost hear the violins playing while reading U.K. Guardian writer Zachary Roth  bemoan the "swiftboat" labeling of Barack Obama by those wascally Republicans: Over the last few months, Barack Obama has been variously labelled an "elitist", a naďve softie and simply "out of the mainstream" in his lifestyle and associates. And lately, in what appears to be the centrepiece of the GOP's attacks, Republicans have focused on portraying Obama as arrogant and self-interested....The "arrogant" label could well damage Obama. That's partly because, as with Kerry's rep for flip-flopping, it might contain a kernel of truth. At the very least,...
  • Joe Klein: since when do they start letting people like Barack Obama into Republican country clubs?

    06/23/2008 9:34:26 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 17 replies · 115+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/23/08
    Tonight on CNN's Election Center, Joe Klein spewed the following while engaged in a group discussion about a comment made by Karl Rove.......BLITZER: Let's turn to another hot topic right now from the campaign trail today, Karl Rove seriously blasting Barack Obama. We have got some of the smartest people here to talk about that, Joe Klein, Leslie Sanchez, Candy Crowley. Candy, here's the quote from Karl Rove at a breakfast, a Republican breakfast today -- quote -- "Even if you never met him, you know this guy. He's the guy at the country club with the beautiful date holding...
  • Rove: Obama's the Guy at the Country Club Holding a Martini...

    06/23/2008 2:59:19 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 71 replies · 4,002+ views
    ABC ^ | June 23, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News' Christianne Klein reports that at a breakfast with Republican insiders at the Capitol Hill Club this morning, former White House senior aide Karl Rove referred to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, as "coolly arrogant." "Even if you never met him, you know this guy," Rove said, per Christianne Klein. "He's the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by."
  • Vero Possumus (Vanity)

    06/22/2008 5:37:39 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 33 replies · 593+ views
    6/22/08 | Latemarch
    Vero Possumus, latin for yes we can (or at least an approxmimation of it). While I think that every failed campaign has a "jump the shark" moment. I'm thinking Michael Dukakis in the tank and John Kerry in the bunny suit. Therefore I'm thinking that Obama's campaign has just jumped the possom. What I was hoping is that all you Freepers out there with a command of Latin could have some fun with this and give us alternatives for his use on his new presidential seal. Of course faux Latin would also be much fun
  • There's real danger to Obama in a cry of 'snob'

    04/20/2008 11:01:51 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 58 replies · 210+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 20th, 2008 | Michael Crowley
    Polls show Clinton holding a stubborn lead over Obama and, if she wins, she will have staved off political death one more time. Yet if Clinton wins by a narrow margin - even after an unusually bad stretch for Obama, including his foolish observation about 'bitter' small-town voters and a horrendous debate on Wednesday - her victory will be underwhelming. In the next two primaries, on 6 May, she trails badly in one (North Carolina) and has surrendered a one-time lead in another (Indiana). Even some Clintonites say they will pressure her to drop out should she lose both those...
  • Snob-ama is Not Alone

    04/16/2008 2:59:06 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 49 replies · 83+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | April 16, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The odor of elitism is like onion breath: It’s quick to acquire, hard to mask. Try as he might, Barack Obama cannot camouflage the political stink he exhaled when he dissed small-town Americans as “bitter” Neanderthals “clinging” to their guns, faith, and belief in strict immigration enforcement. It wasn’t the first time the effete Snob-ama revealed himself. In Philadelphia, he passed up the hometown cheesesteak — gloppy, artery-clogging, and blue-collar (yum!) — for a nibble of Spanish-imported, $100/pound ham. In Iowa, he moaned to voters about the price of arugula at Whole Foods. (Fun fact: There aren’t any Whole Foods...
  • Candidate on a High Horse (Great take on modern liberalism)

    04/15/2008 1:07:18 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 5 replies · 79+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2008 | George Will
    ... Because the manipulable masses are easily given a "false consciousness" (another category, like religion as the "opiate" of the suffering masses, that liberalism appropriated from Marxism), four things follow: First, the consent of the governed, when their behavior is governed by their false consciousnesses, is unimportant. Second, the public requires the supervision of a progressive elite which, somehow emancipated from false consciousness, can engineer true consciousness. Third, because consciousness is a reflection of social conditions, true consciousness is engineered by progressive social reforms. Fourth, because people in the grip of false consciousness cannot be expected to demand or even...
  • Snob-ama slight a big-time error

    04/14/2008 8:16:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 39+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 13th 2008 | Michael Goodwin
    Having grown up in one of those small Pennsylvania towns Sen. Barack Obama sneers at, I know what really makes people there "bitter." It's slick-talking politicians who look down on their beliefs and values. Small-town people get doubly "bitter" when those pols have the gall to ask for their votes while demeaning their lives. See, even hicks don't like being played for suckers. When they accused Obama of being out of touch for saying small-towners "cling to guns or religion" out of frustration, Sens. Hillary Clinton and John McCain were too kind. Snob-ama is not just out of touch. He's from...
  • Obama Said What?(vanity)

    04/13/2008 4:11:45 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 29 replies · 178+ views
    STE=Q
    Obama, speaking to a group of supporters in San Francisco, CA. , recently said: "You go into some of 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 they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. 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...
  • "Elite Repeat" CARTOON featuring Barack Obama and John Kerry...

    04/13/2008 3:17:38 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 32 replies · 123+ views
    IowaPrseidentialWatch.com ^ | 4-13-2008 | IPWGOP
      April 13, 2008   This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.  iowapresidentialwatch.com
  • Obama on small-town PA: Clinging religion, guns, xenophobia

    04/11/2008 1:08:33 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 411 replies · 1,663+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 04/11/08 | Ben Smith
    <p>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 they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.</p>
  • Gail Collins of the Times Finds Iowans Ineffably Droll

    08/11/2007 2:26:57 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 1,458+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Actual op-ed column, or parody of Upper West Side liberal mockery of Middle America? You be the judge of this p.p.v. opus today by Gail Collins, New York Times columnist turned Editorial Page Editor now returned to her column-writing roots. We'll begin with the title, Republicans in the Straw, and proceed to these excerpts: Today 40,000 Republicans are expected to make a pilgrimage to a large tent in Ames, Iowa, where they will eat an enormous amount of free food and vote for a presidential candidate. Mitt Romney is going to serve barbecue, and one of his sons has just...
  • Edwards acknowledges staff asked Wal-Mart for Playstation 3

    11/16/2006 9:19:05 PM PST · by woofie · 175 replies · 4,346+ views
    Drudge /AP ^ | November 16. 2006 | MARCUS KABEL
    Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards acknowledged Thursday that amid his criticism of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a volunteer member of his staff asked the world's largest retailer for help obtaining a hot new Sony Playstation 3 for Edwards' family. Edwards, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, told The Associated Press that the volunteer "feels terrible" about seeking the game unit at Wal-Mart while his boss claims the retailer doesn't treat its employees fairly. "My wife, Elizabeth, wanted to get a Playstation3 for my young children. She mentioned it in front of one of my staff people. That staff person mentioned it...
  • Twin towers no loss to architecture, says Art critic ( Calls Old WTC 'Ugly Box')

    09/18/2006 10:06:01 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 69 replies · 1,385+ views
    The Times of London ^ | 09/17/2006 | Richard Brooks, Arts Editor
    Twin towers no loss to architecture, says critic Richard Brooks, Arts Editor ------------------------------------------- THE World Trade Center was an “ugly box” whose loss did no architectural damage to New York, one of the world’s most outspoken art critics has said. “It was a large, scaleless lump, which completely dominated that end of Manhattan,” said Robert Hughes, best known in Britain for The Shock of the New, his 1980s BBC television series and book. “It only became iconic when it was knocked over by a bunch of Arabs.” Hughes, an Australian who has lived in New York for many years, was...
  • Kerry: ‘I Was Wrong' On Iraq

    06/13/2006 3:49:46 PM PDT · by fuyb · 247 replies · 4,182+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts on Tuesday told an audience at the liberal Take Back America conference that he was sorry for voting to authorize the war in Iraq, calling the entire mission "a mistake." "We were misled, we were given evidence that was not true," Kerry said. "It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote [for it]." Kerry, who led an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2004, said it was necessary to admit mistakes because "you cannot change the future if you''re not honest about the past." He criticized supporters of the...
  • Wal-Mart fight's Herculean issue: Who crafts communities' future?

    05/30/2006 7:35:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 412+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/30/6 | John King
    Cynics are right: Hercules' old-fashioned new neighborhoods are downright unreal. The houses are too pristine, the landscaping too prim. They're modeled along the lines of a bungalow-filled village of yore, yet the result looks like a pastel launching pad for commuters. No matter. I'll root for a David clad in Ralph Lauren over a bottom-line Wal-Mart Goliath any day.
  • Friends of Teddy Kennedy Try to Kill Offshore Wind Farm

    05/03/2006 10:55:16 PM PDT · by Coastal · 13 replies · 1,451+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 05-04-06 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Rich, oceanfront residents of Cape Cod do not want their view of Nantucket Sound faintly obstructed by offshore protrusions of a proposed wind farm. So, they have hired high-priced lobbyists to kill Cape Wind, a project providing an environmentally sound source of energy. Their most important ally in this venture is a fellow wealthy Cape Cod landowner, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Opposition to America's first offshore wind farm seems a peculiar posture for the liberal lion of the Senate. The self-indulgent squires of Cape Cod likewise seem a strange set of friends for Teddy Kennedy. He is also...
  • Harvard: Rich, prestigious and unmanageable?

    02/27/2006 8:01:21 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies · 680+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, February 27, 2006 | AP
    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Leading the world's wealthiest and probably most famous university sounds like the plummiest job in academe -- with a staff, a house, and a half-million dollar salary among the many perks. But running Harvard isn't easy. Neil Rudenstine, school president from 1991 to 2001, was forced to take leave of absence for exhaustion in 1994. His successor, Lawrence Summers, announced Tuesday he would resign June 30 after a tumultuous five years, his ambitious agenda to get Harvard's territorial undergraduate and professional schools on same page done in by faculty revolts and brusque management style. Harvard-watchers inside...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • Brooks: In her own muddled words (On Bush's Sinkin SCOTUS Pick)

    10/19/2005 4:31:13 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 98 replies · 1,475+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | October 14, 2005 | David Brooks
    Of all the words written about Harriet Miers, none are more disturbing than the ones she wrote herself. In the early '90s, while she was president of the Texas bar association, Miers wrote a column called "President's Opinion" for The Texas Bar Journal. It is the largest body of public writing we have from her, and sad to say, the quality of thought and writing doesn't even rise to the level of pedestrian. Of course, we have to make allowances for the fact that the first job of any association president is to not offend her members. Still, nothing excuses...
  • HARRIET MIERS WRITES -- YEESH

    10/08/2005 8:52:39 AM PDT · by JCEccles · 311 replies · 4,415+ views
    National Review Online -- The Corner ^ | October 8, 2005 | John Podhoretz
    The lovably irascible Beldar, the Texas trial lawyer who is one of the two people on earth hotly defending the Miers nomination (the other being our buddy Hugh Hewitt), has posted a convenient link to articles written by Harriet Miers during one of her stints as a bar association honcho. He did this in part to address a charge I made on Hugh's show that Miers shouldn't be taken seriously because over the past 30 years of hot dispute on matters of constitutional law she hadn't published so much as an op-ed on a single topic of moment. Thank you,...
  • READ MY LIPS: THOMAS AND SCALIA

    10/07/2005 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Urbane_Guerilla · 391 replies · 3,655+ views
    Me | 10-7-02 | Me
    Don't you remember the utter let-down when elder Bush broke the fundamental promise he made, "No new taxes"? The promise was not merely a bow to the Laffer curve, it was an emotional and pyschological statement to the many people in this country who still believe in constitutional goverment, and who knew that taxation was the means to undermine constitutional government, liberty and freedom, to put it another way. The younger Bush promised a Thomas or Scalia for the same reasons: to tell the believers in constitutional government that supporting him would mean a definitive change in the jurisprudence of...
  • Celine criticizes Katrina response

    09/08/2005 4:32:18 PM PDT · by Fawn · 104 replies · 1,667+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sept 8, 2005 | good question
    Canadian singer Celine Dion has launched a scathing attack on President Bush's Iraq policy, while criticizing the government's slow response to the southern states devastated by Hurricane Katrina, reports IMDB.com.Dion, who has donated $1 million to victims of the storm, grew visibly emotional as she told of her frustration watching tens of thousands of survivors wait days for aid Saturday on CNN's Larry King Live show.''I open [sic] the television, there's people still there, waiting to be rescued, and for me it's not acceptable,'' she said. ``I know there's reasons for it, I'm sorry to say, I'm being rude, but...
  • The Red Zone [Maureen Dowd makes a great punching bag]

    11/06/2004 1:15:25 PM PST · by Deo et Patria · 25 replies · 2,081+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/06/04 | Deo et Patria
    Maureen Dowd's latest article is typical Times. Had to see the reaction here. My email response to her is also posted below.