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  • Obama Boasts Support of American People in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fight

    12/30/2012 10:14:35 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 31, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    As Congress races to pass legislation before the Jan. 1 "fiscal cliff" deadline, President Barack Obama in an interview which aired Sunday publicly touted the support of the American people for the plan he offered to Republicans. "We have put forward not only a sensible deal, but one that has the support of the majority of the American people including close to half of Republicans," the president told NBC "Meet the Press" host David Gregory in a taped interview. The president said the American people support raising taxes on the wealthiest earners-- something the Republicans have staunchly opposed as...
  • Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself

    12/22/2012 8:21:26 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself Daniel Halper December 22, 2012 10:34 AM President Barack Obama used the funeral for Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye to talk about himself. In the short 1,600 word speech, Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times. Obama's speech discussed how Inouye had gotten him interested in politics. "Danny was elected to the U.S. Senate when I was two years old," he said. Speaking to the audience at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Obama talked about his family and their vacations. "Now, even though my mother...
  • President Obama's aide failed to disclose $40K payout (shocker: from SEIU)

    06/28/2010 6:30:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6-28-10 | Jake Sherman
    President Barack Obama’s political director failed to disclose that he was slated to receive a nearly $40,000 payout from a large labor union while he was working in the White House. Patrick Gaspard, who served as the political director for the Service Employees International Union local 1199, received $37,071.46 in “carried over leave and vacation” from the union in 2009, but he did not disclose the agreement to receive the payment on his financial disclosure forms filed with the White House. In a section on his financial disclosure where agreements or arrangements for payment by a former employer must be...
  • Critical Windows vulnerability under attack, Microsoft warns

    05/28/2009 8:27:59 PM PDT · by Gomez · 34 replies · 1,025+ views
    Microsoft has warned of a critical security bug in older versions of its Windows operating system that is already being exploited in the wild to remotely execute malware on vulnerable machines. The vulnerability in a Windows component known as DirectX is being targeted using booby-trapped QuickTime files, which when parsed can allow attackers to gain complete control of a computer. Because many browsers are designed to automatically play video, people can be compromised simply by visiting a site serving malicious files. Vista, Windows Server 2008 and the beta version of Widows 7 are not affected, and neither is Apple's QuickTime...
  • Britney Spears booed for lip-synching at Florida concert(Backing CD malfunctions mid-performance)

    05/24/2007 9:43:39 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 61 replies · 2,047+ views
    Think Fashion ^ | May 22,2007
    Britney Spears booed for lip-synching at Florida concert 10:00AM Tuesday May 22, 2007 Britney Spears was booed by fans after being caught out lip-synching during a 'live' performance. The troubled singer was performing at the House of Blues in Florida on Saturday night when technical glitches saw her backing CD skip repeatedly, exposing her miming. A source is quoted by gossip website "It was an ugly scene. The crowd started jeering and heckling her. Britney looked absolutely devastated." "When the CD started skipping during the song Do Somethin', Britney hid her face and turned her back. Then, when it...
  • Democrats Dishonor Iraq War Dead

    07/13/2006 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 1,102+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 14 July 2006 | Jim Meyers
    Democrats have "sunk to a new low" by releasing a "shameless" fund-raising video with images of dead American soldiers, critics charge. The video from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) shows U.S. flag-draped coffins loaded on an airplane, and a standing rifle supporting the helmet of a fallen GI, in a montage of "things that are wrong with America." The attempt to capitalize on the deaths of American soldiers has generated outrage among politicians, veterans, military families, and conservative bloggers. "The families of the fallen heroes of the War on Terror deserve our utmost respect and compassion," said Rep. Jeb...
  • MLB screwing their fans

    05/01/2006 5:43:04 PM PDT · by frankiep · 54 replies · 528+ views
    I've have just about had it with the way that MLB treats its fans. I live in Charlotte, NC. I paid $130 to get MLB Extra Innings on cable, and I am also paying about $20 a month to have access to live games on the internet. So, tonight I have a pizza in front of me and I'm drinking a beer and I'm getting ready to watch the Mets play the Nationals. But, I can't, because it's blacked out because Washington (along with Florida, Baltimore, and Atlanta) are considered local teams in Charlotte. This would be understandable if the...
  • Obituary

    11/29/2005 5:07:36 AM PST · by 08morganl · 4 replies · 344+ views
    Redneck World Magazine | 2004
    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. he will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isnt always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (dont spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting stategies (adults, not kids, are...
  • Media not keeping Americans informed

    06/02/2005 2:07:11 AM PDT · by canda · 59 replies · 1,389+ views
    Quad City Times ^ | June 2, 2005 | Letter to the Editor
    Media not keeping Americans informed . As we sit and watch American Idol, and get breaking developments in the Michael Jackson trial, one has to wonder where’s the news? The media in this country was just ranked 29th in the world on the amount of information it broadcast to its citizens. They are countries with 10 percent of our population that are better informed on world events than we are. No big deal you say. Well the problem with that is the rest of the planet thinks we are an imperial power using are armed forces to secure natural resources...
  • Fr's Strike of the week: French postal staff strike against post offices closures

    09/24/2004 6:02:24 PM PDT · by trashcanbred · 18 replies · 384+ views
    Expatica ^ | Sept 21, 2004 | AFP
    PARIS, Sept 21 (AFP) - Many of France's 320,000 postal workers went on strike Tuesday to protest reorganisation plans they fear will lead to nearly half of the country's 14,000 post offices being closed with massive lay-offs. Management of the state-owned La Poste said seven to nine percent of the personnel observed the nationwide stoppage, while one of the three main unions behind it said 15 to 20 percent stopped work. .... The Socialist Party said it would follow up the strike with its own "defence campaign" in October. ... The prospect of privatising or partly privatising post offices is...