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  • Obama, on 'The View,' Discusses the 'Roses' and 'Thorns' of the Presidency

    07/28/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    ABC ^ | July 28, 2010 | KAREN TRAVERS and BRIAN BRAIKER
    President Obama instead, he's promoting himself and his agenda, sitting in the hot seat of the daytime talk show in an effort, once again, to go beyond the traditional media filter and speak directly to the American people, especially women. In an exclusive preview clip that aired on "World News" tonight, Barbara Walters asked the president what the recent high and low points of his time in office had been. "In the last month what has been the rose and what has been the thorn?" she asked, referring to an Obama family tradition of taking stock of their lives. "In...
  • Moms for more taxes

    03/03/2008 5:35:18 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 51 replies · 293+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 2, 2008 | Erica Noonan
    NATICK - You could call them the Override Moms - politically powerful suburban women who lobby for property tax increases to pay for teachers, new schools, and better classroom gear for their school-aged children. Think soccer moms, with an activist bent. In one community after another, these mothers have banded together in common cause. They are nimble and they are quick, often performing with the agility and strategy of an expert strike force. With at least 40 Eastern Massachusetts cities and towns planning to ask voters for more than $50 million over the next few months, this is the make-or-break...
  • Lady GOP Campaign Operatives On the Women’s Vote

    11/07/2007 10:27:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 115+ views
    Townhall ^ | November 6, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter
    Four top ranking female Republican presidential campaign operatives brushed aside the notion of the “women’s vote” in a panel to promote “their man” Tuesday afternoon. In her introduction of campaign spokeswomen for Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson, moderator and Washington editor of National Review Kate O’Beirne chortled at Democratic pollster Mark Penn’s assertion that Hillary Clinton would draw the female vote because of “emotional appeal” based on gender. “There’s no such thing as the monolithic women’s vote,” O’Beirne said. Rather, these women seemed confident that men and women alike would vote for a Republican candidate because...
  • Blame It on Mr. Rogers: Why Young Adults Feel So Entitled

    07/05/2007 4:05:03 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 20 replies · 1,276+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2007 | JEFF ZASLOW
    Fred Rogers, the late TV icon, told several generations of children that they were "special" just for being whoever they were. He meant well, and he was a sterling role model in many ways. But what often got lost in his self-esteem-building patter was the idea that being special comes from working hard and having high expectations for yourself. Now Mr. Rogers, like Dr. Spock before him, has been targeted for re-evaluation. And he's not the only one. As educators and researchers struggle to define the new parameters of parenting, circa 2007, some are revisiting the language of child ego-boosting....
  • Competitive Parenting 1-A

    05/25/2007 7:24:42 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 380+ views
    Sacramento Union ^ | May 18, 2007 | KATY GRIMES
    Competitive Parenting 1-A http://fetchingjen.blogspot.com/2007/05/competitive-parenting-1.html http://tinyurl.com/2q3zwh By KATY GRIMES, Sacramento Union Columnist Thursday, May 24, 2007 (online) Friday, May 18, 2007 (paper edition) (Sacramento Union) When did parenting become America's most competitive adult sport? Outrageous stories from parents all around Sacramento abound, from parents behaving badly at kids competitive sports events to academic competitiveness. Competitive parenting is out-of-control. Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there was a world where children could play at being children. …playing fields for games of soccer, baseball and capture-the-flag; and tight-knit neighborhoods where kids played hide-and-go-seek and red-rover until it was dark…...
  • Hillary's New Strategy: The Mom President

    12/25/2006 10:11:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 78 replies · 2,871+ views
    FOX ^ | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    “We’ve never had a mother who ever ran or was elected president…” That was Hillary Clinton speaking earlier this week, when she appeared on the television show The View. Don’t think for a minute that she was just making an interesting historical observation. No, Hillary doesn’t work that way. She never says or does anything that hasn’t been perfectly scripted and endlessly polled beforehand. She had a message, a new strategy to try out. So look for the new “Mom Strategy” to be the anchor of her presidential run. Forget Soccer Moms and Security Moms; now it’s going to be...

    11/01/2006 4:09:13 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 65 replies · 2,273+ views
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | Nov. 1 2006 | Ann Coulter
    JIHAD IS FUN! VOTE DEMOCRAT! by Ann Coulter November 1, 2006 John Kerry is the "botched joke" of American politics. For those of you keeping score at home, John Kerry has now called members of the U.S. military (a) stupid, (b) crazy, (c) murderers, (d) rapists, (e) terrorizers of Iraqi women and children. I wonder what he'll call them tomorrow. Whatever Karl Rove is paying John Kerry to say stupid things, it's worth every penny. Now, back to the midterm elections ... Analysts place the average midterm loss for the party in the White House at around 15 to 44...
  • Fair trade: A dull sport (World Cup/Soccer) for a bland beer

    06/24/2006 5:53:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 51 replies · 1,453+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 06.22.06 | Paul Mulshine
    Soccer's catching on here in the United States, they tell me. We've reached the point where the American team is somewhat competitive in the World Cup. I like many things European, particularly the beer. But I have never quite fathomed soccer. Then yesterday I made the connection between the two. I turned on the TV to give the World Cup a try. Portugal was playing Mexico. People were falling over a lot and the ball was going everywhere but into the goal. The announcer seemed excited anyway. It turned out that Angola was playing Iran at the same time, he...
  • A WAKING GIANT - US Soccer Comes of Age

    06/11/2006 7:33:41 PM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 153 replies · 2,977+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | June 11, 2006 | Andreas Tzortzis
    Long unknown at home and ridiculed abroad, the United States isn't being written off in the soccer world anymore. But the Americans will need to pull together as team to get past their tough World Cup group. A motorcade of police cars with flashing blue lights and a massive, unmarked FIFA bus has announced the arrival and often rapid departure of the US soccer team in Hamburg over the past week. But when the American players are on their own, it's a different story. On Friday, star midfielder DaMarcus Beasley sat, blissfully anonymous, at a sidewalk café outside the Americans'...
  • New school catches flak (pants wetting soccer moms hoplophobe barf alert)

    11/21/2005 8:41:31 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 36 replies · 1,494+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11 20 05 | nydailynews
    Residents are up in arms over a push by the Education Department to open a school next door to a popular Bay Ridge shooting range. The school, proposed inside the recently shuttered Fortway Theater on Fort Hamilton Parkway, would bring about 440 students within earshot of the 40-year-old Alpine Arms shooting range - an FBI and NYPD favorite. "We're trying to get children away from guns, not near them," said Donna Sbordone, a mother of three who lives three blocks from the 67th St. site. "It's just not a good place for a school."
  • PTA conference disallows equal access for ex-gays

    05/10/2005 6:12:19 AM PDT · by worldclass · 26 replies · 736+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/05 | George Archibald
    The National PTA, representing 26,000 local affiliates, solicited a workshop and exhibit by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) for public school action against anti-homosexual beliefs at the PTA's convention next month. But another group, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) of Alexandria, was rejected as an exhibitor at the June 24-26 convention in Columbus, Ohio.
  • American Mothers' Anxiety Sparks 'Perfect Madness'

    04/20/2005 10:08:55 AM PDT · by qam1 · 199 replies · 2,783+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/20/05 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American women are anxious these days and no wonder: They've been vilified as inadequate mothers, desperate housewives, lackluster academic scientists and -- most rudely -- too fat to be French. These characterizations have come in guilt-edged packaging on television, in newspapers and a raft of non-fiction books about the plight of U.S. women in the 21st century. One of the most celebrated new works takes aim at the fallacy of having it all as a mother. Author Judith Warner dubbed the problem, and her book, "Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety." It isn't just about...
  • Hell on two legs - the Tiny Generation

    04/12/2005 10:01:28 AM PDT · by qam1 · 33 replies · 1,571+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 4/12/05 | Hugh Mackay
    Children are the new focus between the haves and the have-nots, Australia is producing the smallest generation of children we have ever seen, relative to total population. While we debate the implications of this for our ecology, our economy and our immigration policy, spare a thought for the children themselves. They will be living in a world of bewildering mixed messages. Their overzealous parents will be lavishing attention on them, praising their every achievement as if they are superheroes, yet protecting them as if they are fragile and incompetent. Meanwhile, there'll be a growing band of non-parents out there who...
  • Democrats are Losing the Women Vote on Abortion and Security

    10/20/2004 2:36:18 PM PDT · by Joe Taranto · 8 replies · 900+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | October 20,2004 | Joseph Taranto
    Democrats are Losing the Women Vote on Abortion and Security By Joseph Taranto. Posted 10/20/2004 2:53:00 PM According to a new Survey USA poll, pro-life voters favor George W. Bush by 46 points, while pro-choice voters only favor Kerry by only 30 points. The issue of abortion always causes divisions in America and Bush and Kerry virtually on opposite sides of the spectrum. The poll provides data from 28 key states, including nearly all the battleground states. For example, in Arizona Bush leads Kerry among pro-life voters by 50 points. Kerry only leads Bush among pro-choice voters by 14. In...
  • Win-lose twist ... on security

    09/28/2004 12:12:04 PM PDT · by kingattax · 168+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Suddenly, the hottest phenomenon in presidential politics is the metamorphosis of women from "soccer moms" to "security moms." If this group is as much in play as some polls suggest, then working and other mothers who are concerned first and foremost with their children's security may well prove to be president-makers in 2004. It should hardly come as a surprise women are instinctively preoccupied with the well-being of their families and communities. Roughly a decade ago, the Center for Security Policy conducted a series of focus groups around the country in which people were asked how they felt about being...
  • Terror concerns move more women into Bush camp (GOP sees security as key 'mom' issue)

    09/23/2004 6:26:12 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 15 replies · 491+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, September 22, 2004 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    It's no accident: First lady Laura Bush, at seven campaign stops in the last eight days, has employed exactly the same phrasing to pound in an important theme to the women who crowd her events. In Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, NJ, Wisconsin and Iowa, Bush acknowledged that the economy, education and health care are important issues. "But as we grieve for the families in Russia and as we mark the third anniversary of September 11th,'' she said, "I believe what's most important is my husband's work to protect our country and to defeat terror around the world. '' Even in...
  • Kerry going after the soccer moms

    09/18/2004 12:54:02 PM PDT · by USA_Soccer · 35 replies · 3,946+ views
  • How GOP Can Win Suburbs

    09/06/2004 11:19:31 AM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 35 replies · 779+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | September 6, 2004 | John Patterson
    NEW YORK - In Illinois politics, the old adage about nice guys finishing last will be turned on its head this fall. Nice guys - and women - will win the suburbs. If President Bush and Illinois Republicans hope to win Illinois, they must focus on the suburbs, say moderate GOP members. Both around Chicago and around the nation, the suburban vote is considered in play largely because the people who call the suburbs home refuse to be pinned down by politics. And the first key to winning their votes is to tone down the partisan rhetoric. That's the advice...
  • The witches of ABC's The View Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush

    09/01/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 55 replies · 5,063+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 09-01-2004 | Jessica Anderson
    Hosts of ABC's "The View" Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush Joy Behar ridiculed Giuliani for claiming that the first thing he said after the 9/11 attacks was "thank God" George W. Bush "was our President" and she insisted that "of course" Al Gore would have been just as "tough" on terrorism. Former CBS News correspondent Meredith Vieira, who participated Sunday in an anti-Bush march, seemed similarly ignorant, scolding Giuliani: "The implication is that if you disagree, I think, with the administration that somehow you are on the side of the terrorists. " Giuliani shot back: "That isn't who...
  • Hosts of ABC's The View GANG UP on Giuliani for Backing Bush (TRANSCRIPT & FREEP ALERT)

    09/01/2004 9:30:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 4,058+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The heated argument consumed nearly eight minutes, so space permits only some limited excerpts as provided by the MRC's Jessica Anderson who caught the August 31 exchange: Joy Behar: "Did you really say that, 'Thank God he was our President'? That's the first thing you said? You didn't say 'Oh, expletive,' or something?" Rudy Giuliani: "No, no, that wasn't the first thing I said. That's one of the things that I said on September 11th to my police commissioner. It really came out because that was just a few months after that disputed election, and so I had called the...
  • Freep the Commie Mommies, Million Mom March, in Trenton NJ on 7/16/04, other state locations listed

    05/20/2004 9:05:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 52 replies · 763+ views
    NJ Coalition for Self DefenseSink The Pink!!!Please join with us in staging a counterprotest against the "Commie Mommies" and their "Halt The Assault" road show of lies.On Friday, July 16th, the Million Moms will be sending their propaganda machine back into Trenton,  New Jersey where they started. The NJCSD  needs your help to be there to "welcome" them.Please help us send them the message that our rights are not negotiable.For more information, please contact our coordinator for more details on how to help us Sink The Pink, or log onto our bulletin board to discuss strategy!The return of assault weapons,...
  • Why is this not front page EVERYWHERE?

    04/20/2004 5:36:25 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 47 replies · 193+ views
    telegraph ^ | 4/19/2004
    Am I missing something here? Perhaps I read it wrong? Somebody wanna fill me in on the joke?
  • Saddam was a grave threat

    03/18/2004 10:14:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 5 replies · 129+ views
    USA Today ^ | Thu, Mar 18, 2004 | Robert J. Lieber
    We now hear the argument that since weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have not - so far - been found in Iraq (news - web sites), there has been a massive intelligence failure, and we never should have gone to war. But failure to find stockpiles does not mean the ultimate peril did not exist. Far more important were Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's history, capability and intent, and the serious and long-term threat he posed to a vital region, to America's allies and to our national security. First, Saddam had used WMD - against Iran in the mid-1980s, and he...
  • September 2004 Assault Weapons Ban Sunset: Soccer Moms -vs- NASCAR Dads

    02/15/2004 10:45:42 AM PST · by mosel-saar-ruwer · 43 replies · 177+ views
    Okay - the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban is set to sunset in September of 2004, two months before the general election: http://www.awbansunset.com/future.html I can see many, many scenarios, but all of them get back to Soccer Moms -vs- NASCAR Dads. Here are two of them: 1) There is another big terrorist attack, the Soccer Moms get scared, and come home to the Republicans. Voter sentiment favors the Second Amendment, self-defense, and self-preservation. Bush supports sunsetting, Kerry supports extension, big win for Bush. 2) No further terrorist attacks. Further drip, drip, drip of causualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Voters become complacent...
  • Calling Major Ritter

    02/10/2004 8:19:43 AM PST · by rmgb · 63 replies · 186+ views
    Like it or not, Maj. Scott Ritter had it right all along. Most of the rest of us, from the president to his key advisers, such as Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice, Wolfowitz and Tenet, to the majority of Congress and to most of the talking heads – including the pre-Iraq War NBC analyst David Kay, who reported WMDs (weapons of mass destruction) behind every Iraqi sand dune – blew it big-time when it came down to the awesome arsenal that Saddam had supposedly squirreled away. Ritter, the United Nations' chief weapons inspector in Iraq until 1998, took us all on...
  • Iraqi exile group says WMD intelligence it gave Britain could be false

    01/27/2004 7:49:36 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 125 replies · 203+ views
    LONDON (AFP) - An Iraqi exile group in London which claims to have supplied Britain with a key piece of intelligence on Iraqi weapons has admitted that the information might have been false. The claim that Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was able to deploy chemical or biological weapons within 45 minutes of the order being given was a headline-grabbing assertion in a British government dossier published in September 2002, in the run-up to the Iraq (news - web sites) war. It was also at the heart of a row between the British government and the BBC over allegations...
  • From Iraq to Libya, US knew little on weapons

    01/27/2004 5:37:18 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 18 replies · 122+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/27/2004 | Peter Grier
    From Iraq to Libya, US knew little on weapons Doubts that Hussein had WMD raise questions about war's rationale and intelligence reliability. By Peter Grier | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON – When it comes to unconventional weapons, Iraq may have been far from the most dangerous country in the world after all. In recent days a string of surprising revelations has scrambled the world's proliferation threat assessments. Iraq's weapons programs were apparently in shambles, for instance, while Libya's were surprisingly advanced. Pakistan's nuclear scientists might have been rogue agents, proffering secrets for cash. And it appears...
  • Iraq war still justified, says Straw

    01/26/2004 10:40:11 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 140+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | January 26 2004
    War with Iraq is more justified now than it was when MPs sanctioned the invasion, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw claimed. David Kay has resigned as head of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG), saying he does not believe Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction existed. His replacement, Charles Duelfer, a former United Nations inspector, has previously expressed doubts about their existence. Mr Straw said: "I accept from a personal point of view that it is certainly disappointing that the inspectors, including those of the ISG, have not so far educed further evidence." However, he insisted the Commons was right to back...
  • "FOUR MORE WARS...!" Let's co-opt this anti-Bush slogan and use it to support the Bush war record

    01/25/2004 8:37:36 PM PST · by paulklenk · 103 replies · 385+ views
    January 25, 2004 | Paul Klenk
    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Recently I visited a rather lame anti-Bush site. It was selling T-shirts and caps with anti-Bush slogans. One of the slogans actually made me laugh. It reads: FOUR MORE WARS! I fully support the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Furthermore, I would, on general principle, support more wars in the Middle East. We need to depose as many dictators and Saudi princes as we can. The world would be a better, safer place. I know the left hates this idea, but it's time they grew up and dealt with life. The entire free world should rise...
  • Top U.S. Politician: Iraq WMD May Have Gone to Syria

    01/21/2004 7:40:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 310+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/21/04 | Joseph Logan - Reuters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Pat Roberts said there was some concern Iraqi weapons of mass destruction had gone to Syria, and Washington vowed to carry on searching for such arms in Iraq (news - web sites). Roberts, a leading member of President Bush (news - web sites)'s Republican Party, said on Wednesday: "I think that there is some concern that shipments of WMD (weapons of mass destruction) went to Syria." He did not elaborate. Syria, which borders Iraq, has in the past denied U.S. charges it has weapons of mass destruction programs and supports "terrorist activity."...
  • Boob tube: Ex-safety boss spent $17G on TV

    01/20/2004 6:47:07 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 28 replies · 187+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/20/04 | Jack Meyers
    Boob tube: Ex-safety boss spent $17G on TV By Jack Meyers Tuesday, January 20, 2004 Former Secretary of Public Safety James P. Jajuga, currently a focus of the burgeoning federal probe into misuse of grant money, spent $17,000 in anti-terrorism funds to buy a 60-inch plasma screen television for his office, records show. The acquisition was made in June 2002 while the Legislature was struggling to bridge a $2 billion deficit, and current public safety officials cannot justify the big screen TV's use in anti-terrorism efforts. ``I've only seen it used as a regular TV . . . or for...
  • Danish army: Iraqi shells WMD-free

    01/18/2004 8:50:48 AM PST · by billbears · 46 replies · 152+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/18/04
    <p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Mortar shells found in Iraq and believed to be suspicious in fact contained no chemical agents, the Danish army said after a week of tests.</p> <p>The 36 shells, found 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the city of Qurnah in southern Iraq on January 9, had initially been thought by Danish and British troops to contain a blister agent.</p>
  • I believe in conspiracies

    01/16/2004 7:11:22 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 53 replies · 202+ views
    The Spectator ^ | 1/17/2004 | John Laughland
    I believe in conspiracies John Laughland says the real nutters are those who believe in al-Qa’eda and weapons of mass destruction Believing in conspiracy theories is rather like having been to a grammar school: both are rather socially awkward to admit. Although I once sat next to a sister-in-law of the Duke of Norfolk who agreed that you can’t believe everything you read in the newspapers, conspiracy theories are generally considered a rather repellent form of intellectual low-life, and their theorists rightfully the object of scorn and snobbery. Writing in the Daily Mail last week, the columnist Melanie Phillips even...
  • DAVID ROSE REVIEWS MYLROIE'S BOOK: A blind spot called Iraq

    01/15/2004 11:15:08 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies · 123+ views
    Benador Associates ^ | January 15, 2004 | Laurie Mylroie and David Rose
    DAVID ROSE REVIEWS MYLROIE'S BOOK: A blind spot called IraqLaurie Mylroie picks through the mounting evidence that Saddam Hussein is behind the Islamist attacks on the United Statby Laurie Mylroie and David RoseThe Guardian/The ObserverJanuary 15, 2004 The War Against AmericaLaurie MylroieHarperCollins £9.99, pp352 The torrent of comment that all but flooded the media of the West in the wake of the terrorist atrocities on 11 September was often, perhaps inevitably, marked by inaccuracies and glib assertions, recycled and repeated numerous times. Among the most frequent was the attribution to Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network of previous attacks...
  • With U.S. reliant on Chinese lending, two economies deeply linked

    01/15/2004 9:46:34 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 27 replies · 222+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/06/04 | BY JOHN SCHMID
    With U.S. reliant on Chinese lending, two economies deeply linked BY JOHN SCHMID Milwaukee Journal Sentinel WASHINGTON - (KRT) - When an American buys a house, there's a decent chance the Chinese bankrolled a chunk of the mortgage. In fact, the People's Republic of China finances more consumer and government spending than any foreign lender other than Japan. Beijing's central bank, the People's Bank of China, buys mortgage-backed bonds from both U.S. home-lending agencies, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, to the tune of $48.6 million on average every workday. In that way, the central bank lends its vast dollar reserves,...
  • Danes say tests on suspect mortar shells inconclusive

    01/14/2004 9:45:08 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 35 replies · 317+ views
    AP, SFGate.com ^ | 1/14/2004 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    <p>Tests by Danish, British and U.S. experts have been inconclusive in determining if mortar shells unearthed last week in southern Iraq contain a blister agent, a Danish army spokesman said Wednesday.</p> <p>The 36 shells, discovered last week by Danish troops, are believed to be from the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.</p>
  • Several Al-Queda Arrested In Iraq!

    01/13/2004 6:36:39 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies · 1,580+ views
    foxnews ^ | Dana Lewis
    <p>Foxnews Dana Lewis is reporting that several AL-Queda have been arrested in Northern Iraq in Mosul!</p>
  • 'Til politics do us part: Gender gap widens

    12/18/2003 12:51:57 PM PST · by bdeaner · 155 replies · 246+ views
    USA Today ^ | 12/18/03 | Susan Page
    <p>WASHINGTON — Lynne and Scott Albert readily agree on family finances, summer vacations and the perfect holiday gifts for their 5-year-old twins — Care Bears for Cammie, a toy monster truck for Josh.</p> <p>Like many other educated couples, the Alberts agree on many aspects of family life but find little common political ground.</p>
  • Ingraham’s Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC’s The View Crew

    11/11/2003 4:57:14 PM PST · by OESY · 31 replies · 623+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 10, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham received a hostile reaction last week from crew on ABC’s daytime show, The View, to the premise of her new book, Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America. Other than Rachel Campos, one of three finalists auditioning to join the show permanently, the co-hosts were all appalled by Ingraham’s contention that elites on the coasts are out of touch with “the heartland.” When Ingraham argued “that the Democratic Party is not connecting with the people who are its logical constituents, from the South and from the...
  • Ingraham's Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC's The View Crew (Transcript)

    11/10/2003 3:50:16 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 68 replies · 2,214+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday November 10, 2003 | BrentBaker
    MRC analyst Jessica Anderson took down Ingraham's session on the November 4 The View. Star Jones: "Now, first of all, the title of the book is 'Shut Up and Sing.' Now, it's an explanation of how the 'elites' -- which I can't stand that word -- from Hollywood, Washington and the United Nations are subverting America. What exactly do you mean, Laura?" Ingraham: "We're supposed to have government of the people, by the people and for the people, and there are elites in this country who are Republicans and Democrats -- Hollywood just comprises one small section of that. The...
  • 'NASCAR Dads' are latest hot political demographic

    10/07/2003 10:03:12 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 31 replies · 377+ views
    That's Racing ^ | Monday, October 06, 2003 | MATT STEARNS
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.WASHINGTON - (KRT) - The star of the 2004 presidential campaign may not be a Vermont peacenik or a four-star general. It could turn out to be a small-town, blue-collar guy who loves family, God, country and very fast cars. Meet the NASCAR Dad, the successor to the Soccer Mom, the well-off suburban woman whom politicians chased in 2000. Political strategists think he's holding the key to victory next year, although many people who know both politics and NASCAR find the concept a bit daft. The term NASCAR Dad was coined last...
  • NYT ed: Nascar's Swinging Voters (this year's 'soccer moms')

    08/04/2003 9:32:53 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 479+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/05/03 | editorial board
    If you've got to have a gimmick in politics, Senator Bob Graham may have found the next big thing. Mr. Graham, one of a slew of Democrats running for president this year, has spent as much as $500,000 to help underwrite a souped-up Jack Roush pickup truck that has been screaming around some of Nascar's racetracks. After the Bob Graham Ford won a race in Kansas City, his campaign got thousands of dollars in free publicity as TV cameras followed the machine for a full victory lap. Politicians nowadays are setting their sights on "Nascar dads," as opposed to the...
  • Million Moron(Brady) Endorsements of New Jersey Races - In other words, who not to vote for.

    10/29/2001 6:27:57 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 284+ views
    These are all in PDF Format. I'll list the endorsements by district. There are all ASD(Anti Self-Defense) candidates. State Senate William Gormley(R) - 2nd District Joseph L Manganello(D) - 4th Maryann T Callahan (R) - 5th John H Adler(D) or Jane A Greenfogel(R) - 6th, dual endorsement Diane Allen(R) or Lou Gallagher(D) - 7th(dual) Peter Terranova(D) - 9th Andrew R Ciesna(R) - 10th Joseph A Palaia(R) - 11th John Bennett(R) - 12th Peter Inversio(R) or Sam Plumeri(D) - Dual - 14th Shirley Turner(D) - 15th Daniel Wartenberg(D) - 16th Bob Smith(D) - 17th Barbara Buono(D) - 18th Joseph Vitale(D) - ...
  • Sodomy in the Age of Oprah

    06/27/2003 3:14:03 PM PDT · by protest1 · 29 replies · 316+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 6/27/2003 | George Neumayr
    Sodomy in the Age of Oprah By George Neumayr Published 6/27/2003 Supreme Court decisions increasingly read like transcripts from the Oprah Winfrey show. Justice Antonin Scalia notes the court's "famed sweet-mystery-of-life" howler: "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe and the mystery of human life." Thursday's Supreme Court decision announcing a recently discovered inalienable right to sodomy contained a few more: "When sexuality finds overt expression in intimate conduct with another person, the conduct can be but one element in a personal bond that is more enduring."...
  • Matt Drudge's Dressing Down (Coulter on the View)

    06/26/2003 9:24:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies · 912+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2003 | Lloyd Grove
    The ladies of "The View" apparently were highly displeased yesterday morning when guest co-host Ann Coulter brought her pal Matt Drudge into the dressing room before the show. The aggrieved television personalities -- who later gave Coulter a hard time on the air for everything from her right-wing political views to her micro-miniskirt -- were "View" regulars Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Joy Behar.
  • Ann Coulter Sends ABC's THE VIEW CREW Into a Tizzy (Transcript)

    06/26/2003 11:54:18 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 136 replies · 47,500+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday June 26, 2003 | BrentBaker
    The MRC's Jessica Anderson took down a hunk of the gabfest at the beginning of the June 25 The View, ABC's daytime show created by Barbara Walters, for whom Coulter was filling in. Meredith Vieira explained: “In your last book you said liberals have been wrong about everything in last half century. You ticked us off over that one, alright. And now in this new bok you say that liberals hate freedom...I want to talk about your politics because in Treason you say, yes, that liberals hate America." Ann Coulter: "Right." Vieira: "Well, it's stupid. What do you mean liberals...
  • Bush Scoring Soccer Moms, Dems Making Fools of Themselves (while soccer moms are in heat)

    05/13/2003 4:08:37 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 42 replies · 599+ views
    Rush Llimbaugh ^ | May 13, 2003 | Rush Llimbaugh
    Bush Scoring Soccer Moms, Dems Making Fools of Themselves May 13, 2003 One of the reasons Democrats are angry about this aircraft carrier landing is that the soccer moms have fled the Democrats and they're all a-tizzy over the way Bush looks in a flight suit. Lisa Schiffren, a conservative columnist, wrote a whole piece in the Wall Street Journal the other day, where she basically comes right out and says she wanted to rip that flight suit right off Dubya. Yet, here are the Democrats making a big to-do over the carrier landing. Meanwhile, Patrick Leahy proudly displays himself...
  • Game Warden Drags, Kills Alligator(on a Houston suburb's residential street-on video)

    04/29/2003 11:26:47 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 163 replies · 491+ views
    Channel 2 Pseudo-News website ^ | 4/29/03 | Channel 2 sleazeball tabloid newsroom
    Game Warden Drags, Kills Alligator Katy Residents Angry Over Gator's Death POSTED: 8:47 a.m. CDT April 29, 2003 UPDATED: 11:04 a.m. CDT April 29, 2003 KATY, Texas -- Some Houston-area residents said they were upset Monday at the way a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department game warden got rid of 9-foot alligator in their neighborhood. Residents told News2Houston that they called authorities after discovering the gator Thursday in the middle of a road in the 22000 block of Lodgestone Court in a Cinco Ranch neighborhood in Katy. Witnesses recorded the gator's capture on videotape, in which the game warden was...
  • Jamaicans deny rich deal for Nigeria friendly

    11/25/2002 12:02:05 PM PST · by Willie Green · 235+ views
    SoccerWay.com ^ | 11/25/2002
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 25 (AFP) - Jamaican Football Federation officials, whose money woes have led to layoffs and resignations, denied reports they received 200,000 dollars (US) for playing a friendly last week in Nigeria. The Federation claimed only 70,000 dollars was received for the trip, while paying players either 500 or 1,000 dollars for last Wednesday's match at Lagos, which ended in a goal-less draw. After media reports in Nigeria said the federation received nearly three times the money they claimed, match organizer Rotimi Ogunjobi offered a denial. "As a matter...

    11/09/2002 9:45:21 AM PST · by forest · 22 replies · 279+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #295 ^ | 11-10-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Okay, celebration's over. Now it's time to get serious. Republicans did good. That's true. But they had help from some very unexpected quarters. Any victory message from the Republican National Committee should certainly attribute at least part of the GOP's success to the Clintons. After all, Hillary's wicked divisiveness raised many eyebrows these past few weeks. Still, she's just a bit player in this. One very interesting part of the story is quite subtle to most of us: Democrats actually allowed the disgraced Bill Clinton to go out and campaign for candidates. But, the soccer moms who once supported Clinton...