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  • ‘Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening’ (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last month’s independence referendum. […] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying “circumstances obviously can change” and that a breach of the pre-referendum “vow” to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot. …
  • Allegations of Fixing in Olympics Ice Dancing (Really???)

    02/16/2014 11:45:40 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 16 replies
    CBC.ca ^ | 2/16/14 | Malcolm Kelly
    Sometime after 9 p.m. local time on Monday night in the Sochi suburb of Adler, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will step on the ice for what will be their final Olympic skate of a memorable career. What the two spoke about the day before, after a near perfect rendering of their short program, will come back into play at this moment – their moment. “We sat in the kiss and cry and looked at each other and said, 'It doesn’t matter,' because that [short program skate] was the moment we wanted to have,” said Moir. It doesn’t matter. It...
  • (RINO Saboteur) Bolling - It's A Challenging Time To Be A 'Mainstream' Republican In Virginia

    02/22/2013 4:31:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    WMAL.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | John Matthews
    Bill Bolling swears he hasn't decided whether he'll run for Governor of Virginia, but in a mostly one-sided conversation with WMAL's Mornings On The Mall Thursday, the incumbent Lt. Governor sounded an awful lot like a candidate aiming for middle-of-the-road votes. "There are a lot of what I'll call more 'mainstream' Republicans like me that are just not real happy with the current leadership and direction of our party," said Bolling. "I think in this particular race in Virginia this year, there's a lot of uneasiness out there with the candidates of both of the major political parties, so that...
  • ’24' cast member Janeane Garofalo: Show was ploy to ‘frighten’ public of a Hillary presidency

    01/05/2013 6:46:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 5, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been two and a half years since the last episode of Fox’s thriller television series “24,” but the show is evidently still fresh on liberal comedienne and former “24″ star Janeane Garofalo’s mind. In an appearance on the January 3 episode of the “Going Off Track” podcast, Garofalo said show creator and executive producer Joel Surnow picked certain cast members to make liberals — particularly Hillary Clinton — look bad. “That was actually a joke I think Joel Surnow was trying to plant,” Garofalo said. “He hated my politics and Air America. He’s a real right-winger. He actually worked...
  • Mitt Romney ‘had no desire to run,’ son says

    12/23/2012 2:43:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 136 replies
    yahoo ^ | December 23, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Mitt Romney didn't want to be president, anyway. That's what Tagg Romney, Mitt's oldest son, told the Boston Globe for its big post-mortem on his father's failed presidential bid published on Sunday. “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life," Tagg Romney told the paper. "He had no desire to ... run. If he could have found someone else to take his place ... he would have been ecstatic to step aside.
  • VA RPV Chairman Pat Mullins' statement on Bill Bolling

    12/02/2012 6:43:25 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    From email
    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement: "I am disappointed by Lt. Governor Bolling's remarks over the past 48 hours. Lt. Governor Bolling has a stellar record of public service, and has long been a strong voice for the conservative cause. Nowhere in his statements does he mention a policy disagreement with the Attorney General. The proper venue for challenging a fellow Republican is during a nomination contest. Lt. Governor Bolling chose to suspend his campaign. I hope he will take his own words to heart and work to bring our Party together." ### J. Garren Shipley Communications Director...
  • Bolling Alone: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Ego Streaks Naked in public

    12/02/2012 6:15:23 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    From email
    Forget Lance Armstrong: Bill Bolling's Ego must have stolen Lance's Dope Stash by Paul Goldman Did you read Richmond Times Dispatch Reporter Jim Nolan's interview with LG Bill Bolling in today's edition of the paper? If Jim doesn't get either a raise or a promotion, then there is no justice in journalism. Did he slip Bolling some Lance Armstrong juice? Do LG's have to pass random drug tests? Bolling better hope not. I have read some stuff in my time, had to deal with a lot of big egos in my time: but I can tell you, without fear of...
  • The Obama Matrix

    10/05/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    WSJ Opinion ^ | 10-4-2012 | Editorial
    Liberals and the media are attempting to explain President Obama's anemic debate performance by claiming that he was merely "rusty" and out of practice, or he doesn't watch enough MSNBC, or he was consumed by the burdens of the office. Maybe it was all those security briefings he's not attending between the fundraisers and political rallies. ... For the first time, the carefully crafted campaign illusions that the President has constructed were exposed. Mitt Romney had the audacity to describe Mr. Obama's record and his own agenda in ways that the American public has rarely heard. The Obama Matrix collapsed...
  • MSNBC: 'The President Had No Teleprompter Last Night'

    10/04/2012 5:37:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    MSNBC: 'The President Had No Teleprompter Last Night' Daniel Halper October 4, 2012 7:38 AM MSNBC hosts wondered whether President Obama lost last night's debate to Mitt Romney because he was unable to use a Teleprompter: "There's another element here that perhaps should be under discussion: The president had no Teleprompter last night," said MSNBC host Mike Barnicle. "He speaks almost all the time off of a Teleprompter. Forced now to stand on his feet after years in the bubble, getting pushed back a little, he didn't do too well. He didn't do too well." "Alright, even Bill Maher had...
  • Chick-fil-A faces long lines, protests

    08/01/2012 1:52:21 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | August 1, 2012 | Tomer Ovadia
    Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country on Wednesday faced long lines of customers and packs of protesters — all of them responding, in one way or another, to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s call for an “appreciation day” for the chicken chain that opposes same-sex marriage. More than 630,000 Facebook users have RSVP’d on Huckabee’s event page, where he writes about being “incensed at the vitriolic assaults” on the company ever since CEO Dan Cathy told Baptist Press that Chick-fil-A is “guilty as charged” in support of “the biblical definition of the family unit.” ****** The opposition to Chick-fil-A — waged...
  • Et tu, Cheney? Cheney disses Sarah Palin on ‘This Week’; Media now fawns over Cheney

    07/29/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/29/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As if former Vice President Dick Cheney is ever anything but candid. That’s just the media’s way of now swooning over Dick Cheney, a man members of the media demonized for years. Their unhinged hatred of Sarah Palin over-rides all that, you see. [SNIP] When the media swoons over Dick Cheney, you know there is an ulterior motive. You know, like a distraction from Obama’s abysmal record. They are water-carriers to the end!
  • Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was 'A Mistake'

    07/29/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 439 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | Jonathan Karl
    Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don't pick another Sarah Palin. In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain's decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was "a mistake" - one that it is important from Romney not to repeat. It's subject on which Cheney has some unique experience. He helped Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush lead their vice presidential searches and, of course, served as vice president for eight years. He's also privately offered some advice to...
  • BOLLING ... ON STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE’S DECISION REGARDING 2013 METHOD OF NOMINATION (VA)

    06/15/2012 1:25:38 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 8 replies
    email | 06-15-2012 | Lt Gov Bill Bolling
    For Immediate Release: June 15, 2012 Contact: Randy Marcus Phone: 804-814-7117 Email: randy.marcus@billbolling.com Website: www.billbolling.com BOLLING ISSUES STATEMENT ON STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE’S DECISION REGARDING 2013 METHOD OF NOMINATION Lieutenant Governor expresses disappointment in Committee’s decision to abandon primary and choose nominees for statewide office via a party convention, and pledges to aggressively restructure his campaign to successfully compete in the convention process Earlier today, 47 members of the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia voted to rescind the Committee’s previous decision to nominate our party’s candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General in 2013 in a...
  • What Happened in Wisconsin

    06/08/2012 1:44:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    This message is from Pres. Gerald W. McEntee and Sec.- Treas. Lee Saunders.By now you’ve probably heard that Scott Walker survived his recall election. To do so, he spent nearly $50 million.But with the recall of Sen. Van Wanggaard, a pro-worker majority now controls the Wisconsin Senate and we have dealt a major blow against Walker’s ability to do more damage to the working families of Wisconsin.We should all be proud of the AFSCME sisters and brothers who came together in Wisconsin and inspired workers across the country to fight back against the orchestrated attacks on the middle class.The Walker...
  • Expected Louisiana Win May Be a Hollow Victory for Santorum.

    03/24/2012 10:36:07 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 91 replies · 4+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Rick Santorum is likely to win Louisiana’s Saturday primary but a victory there won’t help him much, say Republican strategists. “Winning Louisiana does nothing in the grand scheme of things,” said GOP strategist Tyler Harber. “It won’t give a huge boost of support to Rick Santorum. Winning these contests isn’t as important. It’s now about winning the delegates.”
  • Gingrich super PAC spokesman: Santorum ‘might win if he could speak English’

    02/29/2012 10:09:58 AM PST · by VinL · 62 replies · 1+ views
    WashPo ^ | 2-29-11 | Sonmez
    A campaign that’s already seen its fair share of sharp attacks took a novel turn Wednesday morning when the spokesman for a super PAC backing former House speaker Newt Gingrich took aim at former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum’s ability to speak the English language. Speaking on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co., Rick Tyler said that the outcome of last night’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave Gingrich an opening. “Rick Santorum failed to win, but Mitt Romney failed to inspire,” Tyler said. “Rick Santorum might win if he could speak English.” Tyler is a senior adviser to “Winning our Future,” the...
  • Gallup Daily Poll (Santorum 30% (+3) Romney 32% (-2))

    02/13/2012 11:07:47 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 37 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    Mitt Romney Former Governor of Massachusetts 32 Rick Santorum Former Senator from Pennsylvania 30 Newt Gingrich Former Speaker of the House 16 Ron Paul U.S. Representative from Texas 8
  • Another ethics complaint filed against Justice Gableman

    01/11/2012 9:59:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1-10-12 | DEE J. HALL
    Embattled Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has been hit with another ethics complaint — this time from the group that defended Milwaukee's mandatory sick leave ordinance. The group 9to5 Milwaukee alleges that Gableman violated state ethics laws when he accepted free legal services from Michael Best& Friedrich, a high-powered law firm with offices in Madison and Milwaukee. The group is asking the state Government Accountability Board to investigate the financial arrangement between Gableman and the firm. The complaint alleges the deal may violate state law prohibiting public officials from using their positions for financial gain or accepting anything of...
  • Romney: Gingrich will fade during long race

    12/07/2011 4:44:26 PM PST · by CedarDave · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 7, 2011 | Susan Ferrechio
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who trails former House Speaker Newt Gingrich by double digits in key early states, told The Washington Examiner on Wednesday that he believes he can still clinch the nomination by winning contests later in the primary calendar and by waiting for Gingrich’s newfound popularity to fade. In a wide-ranging interview with The Examiner’s editorial board, the former Massachusetts governor said he couldn’t explain why his poll numbers have remained stagnant while a succession of other GOP candidates have surged ahead of him. But he predicts Gingrich, the latest to supercede him in the polls, will...
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Stands By Criticism of Rick Perry

    11/06/2011 7:22:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | November 6, 2011 | Melanie Starkey
    Retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison refused today to soften any of the criticisms she leveled at Texas Gov. Rick Perry when she challenged him in last year’s GOP gubernatorial primary. “I’m not going to backtrack on anything I said,” Hutchison told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked whether her criticisms still stand against Perry, who is running for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. “I tried to give Texas a choice. ... He was pretty brutal on my record, and I took on his record. And so that’s the way politics is, and it does come back.” Hutchison lost by...
  • Palin's Withdrawal Means Obama Wins

    10/07/2011 11:31:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 292 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2011 | Robert Eugene Simmons Jr.
    Unfortunately, it looks like the forces of smear, slander, and threat have finally claimed their intended victim. With Palin's announcement that she won't run for president, the election is essentially over. The calculus is fairly simple: the media and GOP establishment want Romney to be the nominee. Once a progressive is at the head of the Republican ticket, low turnout for Republicans will hand a narrow victory to Obama. So here is how the election will go. The media hasn't seriously opened up on Herman Cain, but most assuredly they will. Cain has been in business for decades, and the...
  • Much Ado About a Straw Poll

    08/14/2011 10:23:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 14, 2011 | Rich Baehr
    The result of the Iowa straw poll doesn't mean much, but it will hasten the departure from the race of some of the long-shot candidates.So now we know — Michele Bachmann has bested Ron Paul by 152 votes to win the Iowa straw poll. Just over 16,000 Iowans cast votes, a bit more than 1% of the number of Iowans who voted in the 2008 presidential election, and less than 20% of the number who will likely vote in the Iowa GOP caucuses in early 2012.Does the result mean much? In terms of determining the eventual GOP nominee, I think...
  • Who is this whiney Palin-bashing weenie on Hannity's show?

    05/24/2011 7:11:12 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 59 replies
    (vanity)
    For crying out loud. Hannity has some maroon on now, promoting his Palin-bashing book. For why?
  • 'These Aren't Special People': Seinfeld Ridicules 'Absurd' Royal Wedding

    04/14/2011 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Judges Gone Wild · 99 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04/14/2011 | Andrea MaGrath
    The Royal Wedding has divided the nation - some breathlessly counting down the days, others rolling their eyes over the growing excitement. And now Jerry Seinfeld has weighed in on the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, calling the wedding 'a circus act.' The comedian, promoting his stand-up show at the O2 on June 3, will undoubtedly Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1376827/Royal-Wedding-Jerry-Seinfeld-ridicules-Kate-Middleton-Prince-William.html#ixzz1JVxMgwtn
  • Campaigns to recall 16 Wisconsin senators called ‘unprecedented’

    04/11/2011 5:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Acrimony of budget battle not waning 2011 began with the Green Bay Packers winning the Super Bowl. Then things got really exciting in Wisconsin. Weeks of protests at the state Capitol in Madison over the Republican budget proposal were followed by a contentious campaign to turn out a state Supreme Court justice. Now the state Senate is facing a total recall. Sixteen state senators — eight Republicans and eight Democrats — have been targeted by recall committees stemming from the contentious budget-reform debate in March. That’s half of the 33-member Senate, and it might have been more but for a...
  • Outgoing GOP congressman: 'Credible conservatives' not about Obama 'hatred'

    12/31/2010 8:22:08 PM PST · by speciallybland · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/2010 | Bridget Johnson
    Outgoing Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) said Thursday that a "credible conservative" movement that doesn't focus on "hatred" of President Obama is needed. Inglis was defeated in a landslide by Trey Gowdy in the June primary runoff. Gowdy, a staunch conservative and Tea Party favorite, went on to win the 4th District seat in November. Inglis lamented on CNN that the current wave of populist conservatism is unlike that of Ronald Reagan. "We'll get through and we'll get back to optimistic conservatism," he said. "We just got to get through this unfortunate period." The congressman said he was wounded in his...
  • Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC

    11/08/2010 9:47:13 AM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 7, 2010 | David Carr
    MSNBC, worried that its reputation as a fair broker of the news hung in the balance, sent Keith Olbermann to the woodshed on Friday for an unpaid suspension because he had donated $7,200 to some of the Democratic politicians he had championed on his hit show “Countdown.” Golly, that ought to take care of everything. If MSNBC were really worried about coming off as impartial, don’t you think it would have chosen somebody besides Mr. Olbermann, one of the most rabidly partisan figures in national news, to anchor its election coverage? Even Fox News knows better than to do something...
  • email from leftist PFAW on elections (BARF ALERT)

    11/03/2010 4:03:24 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Dear xxxx, Sometimes you fight the good fight and lose... and keeping up the fight becomes even more important. Yesterday, Republicans took control of the House of Representatives riding an electoral wave of economic frustration stemming from the Great Recession, along with an energized right-wing base and unprecedented -- and undisclosed -- corporate cash. We lost some progressive heroes, like Senator Russ Feingold and Rep. Alan Grayson. It's a solemn day, indeed... it's important to pause and reflect on the service of these great Americans and to assess the challenges ahead. But it's also important to acknowledge the hard work...
  • Princess Lisa Resorts to Censorship

    10/05/2010 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 41 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 10/5/2010 | Doug Brady
    In a sign of the utter futility of her write-in campaign Lisa Murkowski, through her attorneys, is attempting to prevent Alaska media outlets from running campaign ads against her candidacy
  • Murkowski to run as write-in candidate; state GOP condemns move

    09/18/2010 3:20:16 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 71 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2010 | Kim Murphy
    The U.S. Senate race in Alaska was turned on its head in August, when Tea Party Express-backed candidate Joe Miller upset incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. On Friday evening, Murkowski stunned the state again with a decision to mount a write-in campaign to hold on to her seat. "This is a statement we must make for Alaskans. Together we can do what they say cannot be done. Alaska is not fair game for outside extremists. We are smarter than that … and we will not be had," Murkowski said as cheering supporters in Anchorage shouted, "Run, Lisa, run!"...
  • Exclusive- Karl Rove Tried To Cut Deal For Castle With Tea Party

    09/15/2010 4:17:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 116 replies
    Freedomist ^ | 9/14/10 | Bill & Paul Collier
    Sources at the Christine O’Donnell victory party revealed to The Freedomist that in December of last year Karl Rove met with Tea Party leaders in Dover, Delaware trying to get them to cut a “deal” in which they would leave Mike Castle alone and NOT support O’Donnell. The Freedomist has also learned that Rove was allegedly acting as an operative, although in what capacity it is not known, even as he is playing the role of a political analyst on Fox New in a fair and balanced way.
  • The Error of Rand Paul

    05/31/2010 7:34:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 624+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2010 | Joseph C. Phillips
    Two weeks ago Dr. Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist and the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Kentucky, appeared on the Rachel Maddow show to clarify statements he had made, which seemed to suggest that he would have opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For 20 minutes Paul and Maddow engaged in a less-than-graceful pas de deux on the theme of discrimination and private property rights. Maddow asked Paul whether he believed private business people had the right to discriminate against black people, or any other minority group. Paul responded that once you allow the government to dictate how citizens can...
  • Rachel caught redhanded; The perils of amateur journalism(Maddow lies about Paul)

    05/26/2010 3:16:31 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2,195+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | 5/23/10 | Paul Mulshine
    Over at the Daily Paul blog, we learn that Rachel Maddow has been circulating an inaccurate transcript of her conversation with Rand Paul. As you can see in the above clip (starting about the 8:00 mark), the candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky gave an answer to Maddow's question on civil rights that included various interjections and interruptions. Someone in Maddow-land edited this down to the following exchange: Maddow: Do you think that a private business has the right to say, "We don't serve black people"? Paul: Yes. I'm not in favor of any discrimination of any form. As you...
  • Rand Paul has made a fool of himself

    05/21/2010 4:03:46 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 129 replies · 2,803+ views
    beebuster2000 | beebuster2000
    He has made himself a target, and a fool, and he is going to set us back miles. He is a godsend for Obama and democrats. This is why rookies are a problem. just IMHO
  • Rand Paul the junior senator

    05/21/2010 6:57:51 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 60 replies · 872+ views
    Vanity ^ | 052010 | me
    "The editorial board of Louisville's Courier-Journal didn't mince words following its sit-down with Rand Paul last month. Much of what the Republican Senate candidate supports, it wrote, "is repulsive to people in the mainstream," including "an unacceptable view of civil rights." The Newsroom Blog (A Yahoo! News Blog) 05-20-10 ===================================================="What is terrifying the GOP establishment, is that he plans to get rid of the IRS, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Education, and many other federal departments. He is likely to advocate pulling the US out of the UN. He plans to cut the federal budget to the bone, and...
  • Apple Goes After HTC In Lawsuit Over 20 iPhone Patents

    03/02/2010 10:55:37 AM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 103 replies · 1,228+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | Mar 2, 2010 | Erick Schonfeld
    Apple is using its strong patent portfolio to fight iPhone competitors in court. Its latest target is HTC. Apple has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the cell phone manufacturer. The suit involves “20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware.” Steve Jobs is quoted in a press release saying: “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.” The lawsuit itself is...
  • McCain Asks Obama About $11.2 Billion Helicopter Plan (video)

    02/23/2009 6:14:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,281+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2009 | RCP Staff
    Sen. John McCain was concerned about his former rival's plan to buy a new fleet of Marine One helicopters that will cost $11.2 billion, an amount that is over-budget. Obama responds (via AP): Obama said the helicopter he has now seems adequate, adding that he never had a helicopter before and "maybe I've been deprived and I didn't know it."
  • Unbelievable: GOP governors sniping at Palin over press conference (Whining GOP govs)

    11/13/2008 3:15:52 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 284 replies · 5,652+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | 11/13/08 | Allahpundit
    To my fellow bloggers: The next time you get an e-mail from someone saying it’s time to organize a conservative netroots, bear in mind that it’s these morons, by and large, whom that person wants you to support. The same people who couldn’t muster a judgment on the bailout independent of Nancy Pelosi being a big meanie, the same people who can’t organize a press conference without having it descend into backbiting and recriminations. Some Republican governors tell CNN they were not particularly happy with the way the Republican Governors Association press conference was executed Thursday, saying that they agreed...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cindy McCain's Half Sister: "I'm Voting for Barack Obama" [Out of the Woodwork...]

    09/05/2008 9:19:11 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 66 replies · 506+ views
    US ^ | Thursday August 28, 2008 | US
    Cindy McCain's half sister is planning on voting for Barack Obama, she tells Usmagazine.com. "I'm not voting for McCain," Kathleen Hensley Portalski tells Us. "I have a different political standpoint. "I'm voting for Obama," the Phoenix resident says. "I think his proposals to improve the country are more positive and I'm not a big war believer." Portalski, 65, and the potential first lady, 54, have the same father: Jim Hensley, the founder of the beer distributor Hensley and Co. that Cindy McCain now chairs. In an interview with NPR News' All Things Considered last week, Portalski said she felt "like...
  • Richardson hits McCain's "sour grapes" [Democrat vs. Democrat]

    07/26/2008 1:33:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 136+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 2008-07-26 | Karen E. Crummy
    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson slammed GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain today, calling his criticism of Barack Obama's trip to Europe and the Middle East as nothing more than "sour grapes." Richardson, one of Sen. Obama's most high-profile surrogates, also said that the Obama campaign was considering a trip to Latin America sometime prior to the November election. "There are discussions about it. He wants to emphasize that his administration would not be Europe-centric or only focused on the Middle East," said Richardson in an interview. The trip would also likely generate excitement among many of the country's Hispanic...
  • Ex-press aide McClellan says in new book that White House used propaganda to sell war

    05/28/2008 5:30:27 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 299 replies · 460+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2008 | By Michael D. Shear
    Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that the Iraq war was sold to the American people with a sophisticated "political propaganda campaign" led by President Bush and aimed at "manipulating sources of public opinion" and "downplaying the major reason for going to war." McClellan includes the charges in a 341-page book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception," that delivers a harsh look at the White House and the man he served for close to a decade. He describes Bush as demonstrating a "lack of inquisitiveness," says the White...
  • Bride hopes Jenna's day doesn't interfere with hers

    05/10/2008 5:41:06 AM PDT · by cweese · 75 replies · 178+ views
    Austin Pravda ^ | May 10, 2008 | Erin Quinn
    Groom, many guests of one wedding will be on call for another - that of the president's daughter Saturday, May 10, 2008 WEST — Nora Bartosh has been waiting for her wedding, scheduled for today, for the past six years. Now, the 34-year-old West drugstore clerk is worried that a president's daughter could steal her groom and thus her special day. The groom, all eight groomsmen and about 150 of the guests work in McLennan County law enforcement. That leaves Bartosh hoping that everything goes smoothly in and around President Bush's Crawford-area ranch today as first daughter Jenna says her...
  • Romney Meets Russert (Romney utterly Clintonian)

    12/16/2007 10:33:14 AM PST · by JRochelle · 165 replies · 1,359+ views
    Spectator Blog ^ | 12/16/2007 | Philip Klien
    I just got finished watching Mitt Romney's performance on "Meet the Press." Snip.. --On guns, he may have gotten himself in trouble, in an attempt to diffuse the flip-flop label, by standing by his support for the Brady Bill and the 1994 assault weapons ban. He even said he would have signed an extension of the assault weapons ban when it expired in 2004. He also employed the odd phrase "weapons of unusual lethality" to describe the type of guns he would ban. --On immigration, Romney was utterly Clintonian. He said that when in November 2005 he described the Bush/McCain...
  • Helen Mirren reveals why she never had children: 'Childbirth disgusts me'

    10/23/2007 7:02:09 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 49 replies · 199+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 23, 2007 | unknown
    Helen Mirren has described the traumatic moment that influenced her decision not to have children. The Oscar winning actress revealed in a new interview that a sex education film she watched as a convent school girl was so "disgusting" it put her off motherhood for life. She said: "I went to a single sex convent school, and even in Biology classes we weren't taught about sexual reproduction. I was about 13, 14, just at that age where you begin to be self conscious about your physicality and about boys and all of that. "They sat us all down, girls and...
  • Pelosi: "Hate Radio" Demeans SCHIP Kids

    10/17/2007 4:33:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 214+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter
    House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) blamed “hate radio” for demeaning children who were being used to lobby for an expansion of federally funded health insurance in a press conference late Tuesday morning. In the run-up to a House vote to override President Bush’s veto of a $35 billion increase to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, children like the 12-year old Graeme Frost---who suffered brain injuries after a car accident-- have been pushed to the forefront of the debate. Frost’s position as a so-called “poster child” for SCHIP became controversial when his family’s assets were investigated. This reporter asked...
  • Clarence Thomas bursts the bubble

    10/09/2007 6:16:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 70 replies · 2,197+ views
    The Daily Iowan ^ | 10/5/07 | Kathleen Watson
    For the last 24 hours, I've not been able to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper without hearing about Clarence Thomas. I can't put my finger on the exact reason, but I find it unbecoming for a Supreme Court justice to publish a memoir to coincide with the new term of the court. I will concede, it's difficult to offer an intellectual argument to support my distaste; it's based on my emotional reaction rather than any wrongdoing on his part. I have a great appreciation for the Supreme Court and the justices. Their job is to operate...
  • Tennessee's senators vote against measure supporting Roe vs. Wade (Oh-oh Fred)

    10/04/2007 3:19:08 PM PDT · by pissant · 221 replies · 3,013+ views
    The Oak Ridger Online/AP ^ | Oct 22, 1999 | staff
    The Associated Press NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's two Republican senators on Thursday voted in Washington against a non-binding resolution calling for continued support of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Sen. Bill Frist said the landmark decision is flawed; Sen. Fred Thompson said the Supreme Court should be left alone on the issue."I'm The vote came on a resolution by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. The resolution said: "It is the sense of the Congress that Roe v. Wade was an appropriate decision and secures an important constitutional right and such a decision should not be overturned." A...
  • Fred Thompson Speaks on Why He is Running for Pres. 10/2/07 (video)

    10/04/2007 11:36:36 AM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 440+ views
    Youtube ^ | 10/2/07 | Fred Thompson
    Here is Fred Thompson speaking on why he is running for President. He was speaking to the Des Moines Register Editorial Board.
  • 'I'd Rather Return to Guantanamo'(Barf alert)

    09/06/2007 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 731+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | September
    When two Tunisian men were sent home after five years in Guantanamo, they thought they would be free. Instead, they faced imprisonment, abuse, threats and solitary confinement. Now they say things were better back in the US prison camp.Many of the detainees sitting in Guantanamo Bay hail from countries with a terrible record of torturing and abusing prisoners. While they may want to see an end to their ordeal in the US prison camp, they also have reason to dread the treatment they could face back home. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the US government is not doing enough...
  • Rove's Departure No Loss For America, Leaves Office Before Clearing the Air [DNC Press Release.....]

    08/14/2007 12:05:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 781+ views
    Rove's Departure No Loss For America, Leaves Office Before Clearing the Air Karl Rove, chief architect of Bush's failed and reckless policies, resigns under a cloud of suspicion, refusing to testify before Congress regarding the US Attorneys scandal. Like so many senior Bush Administration officials before him, Rove's departure is marked by controversy -- not only over the US Attorneys scandal but his involvement in the Valerie Plame scandal where he leaked the name of the covert CIA agent. Undoubtedly, Rove's departure will not end the Bush White House's policies of putting what's best for the Republican Party ahead of...