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  • Amid Controversy, Obama Makes Another $400K Pay Day

    04/28/2017 9:25:09 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Former President Barack Obama received a $400,000 speaking fee for an appearance at an A&E Network event on Thursday. The news came amid controversy over Obama accepting a fee of the same size to appear at a Wall Street firm's conference. The "History Makers lunch" was hosted by A&E's history channel and attended by representatives of A&E advertisers, the New York Post reported. Those in attendance included Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Bob Sauerberg, Janice Min, and Penske Media CEO Jay Penske. Obama received a standing ovation on entering the room. The former president's appearance featured a 90 minute interview with...
  • Uhhh-Uhhhhhh Uhh-Uhhhhhhhh Uhhhh-Uhhhhh Ashton Carter, Defense Secretary

    04/16/2015 12:00:50 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 14 replies ^ | April 16, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    There was a Defense Department Briefing at The Pentagon today, where Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Gen. Martin Dempsey answered questions. Carter has a SERIOUS "Uhhhh-uhhh uhhhh-uhhhhh" speech disorder. What a moron. Did 0dungo appoint him because he is an embarrassment? Couldn't 0dungo find someone who could talk in the public arena without saying "uhhhh-uhhh uhhh-uhhhh" every other word? UHHH-UHHHHHHH UHH-UHHHHHH PATHETIC!!!!
  • Obama: Speaking to Congress a few weeks before election - 'a mistake'

    03/02/2015 2:54:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies ^ | 3/2/15 | staff
    US President Barack Obama said on Monday that the bond between the US and Israel is unbreakable, despite tensions over differences in opinion with regard to efforts to seal a landmark atomic deal with Iran. In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that a rift over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress opposing the Iran deal on Tuesday was a distraction that would not be "permanently destructive" to US-Israeli ties. But he said there was a "substantial disagreement" between his administration and the Israeli government over how to achieve their shared goal of...
  • White House: Obama Was ´Speaking Colloquially´ When He Said He Changed Immigration Law

    12/02/2014 5:06:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 12/2/14 | Charlie Spierin
    Members of the Obama administration continue to be confronted by President Obama’s statement to a group of illegal immigrant protesters in Chicago that he had taken action to “change the law” on immigration. “Did the president misspeak in a moment of passion to try to calm the crowd? Or do you fundamentally believe that he has taken action to change the law?” asked CBS reporter Major Garrett during the White House Press Briefing. White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that Obama was “speaking colloquially” when he made his remarks. Earnest reaffirmed the White House position that it was the
  • Black Lady Describes How Speaking Properly Shouldn't Be Viewed As "Talking White"

    09/26/2014 5:17:40 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 58 replies
    Live Leak ^ | Sep-26-2014 | Live Leak
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  • Men have started to talk like WOMEN: Study finds

    12/06/2013 6:06:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 142 replies
    Uk Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2013 | Sarah Griffiths
    First men became enamoured with grooming regimes, but now it seems the metrosexual man has started talking in a more feminine way too. A new study has revealed that modern men are starting to ‘uptalk’ by rising in pitch at the ends of sentences. The speech pattern is associated with young women from southern California, notably Clueless lead character Cher Horowitz, but is now common amongst younger people.
  • Pay to See Senator Speak

    08/21/2013 9:18:55 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 4 replies
    WNDU.COM ^ | 8-21-13
    " U.S. Senator Dan Coats has canceled a trip to Michiana. The senator was supposed to speak in Elkhart at a Lerner Theater reception on Wednesday. But The Elkhart Truth reports that business in Washington, D.C. is keeping him away. Those who registered for the reception should have been contacted Tuesday about a refund.
  • I Love Sarah Palin, But... (Link Works!)

    07/06/2013 6:24:32 AM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 144 replies ^ | 07/05/2013 | Greg C.
    Sara Palin is a gifted politician. Her love of country is as clear as a winter's day. She could be a good president, maybe even a great one, depending on circumstances. She has all the attributes of a leader: she's personally charming, down-to-earth, she's attractive, but her writing drives me crazy! Every sentence she composes or utters in real-time is a convoluted mess of subordinate clauses. Every idea introduced gives way to a meandering aside, a parenthetical more
  • Obama Has Lost His Speaking Mojo

    05/09/2012 6:34:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Kira Zalan
    Barack Obama's oratory skills may have helped him win the White House in 2008, but his speaking prowess could be a liability in this year's presidential election, says Sam Leith, author of Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric From Aristotle to Obama. Rhetoric is central to democracy, says Leith. "You win elections by talking to people, by trying to persuade them, not only on what you're going to do, but that you're trustworthy." And, he says, Obama talked his way into the Oval Office with "amazing speeches" that invoked Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., and he even beat out...
  • Robert Spencer Speaking in Germany, Ducking Bottles, Eggs, Excrement, etc. "Open war

    06/03/2011 1:56:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/3/11 | Pamela Geller
    This morning rt Robert Spencer was texting me in between thrown bottles, objects etc from well over a thousand antifa (leftists and Muslims.) Antifa translated is antifascists (the very ting they define.) they are this century's nazis. One text: They were also attacking people One guy went to the hospital I saw some other melees And one came up to me, I thought he was with us and he said, You're lucky there are so many police here today He was Antifa And others kept hustling me away from them, they were looking to attack me I was ready for...
  • Sarah Palin Has Earned an Estimated $12 Million Since July

    04/13/2010 7:45:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 120 replies · 2,712+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 13, 2010 | Matthew Mosk
    Pundits can debate the political costs and benefits of Sarah Palin's decision to step down as Alaska governor, but the monetary advantages of leaving her $125,000-a-year public service post are beyond dispute. Since leaving office at the end of July 2009, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has brought in at least 100 times her old salary – a haul now estimated at more than $12 million -- through television and book deals and a heavy schedule of speaking appearances worth five and six figures. That conservative estimate is based on publicly available records and news accounts. The actual number...
  • Toronto's newest speaking star: a would-be suicide bomber

    08/07/2009 8:08:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 216+ views
    The National Post ^ | July 21, 2009 | Terry Glavin
    'Long live the Taliban" might seem an unlikely thing for a prominent anti-war figure to declare, but that's to-day's peace movement for you. Stranger still, the man who recently uttered those words, Azzam Tamimi, is being promoted by a new Toronto-based institute that says it is embarking upon a national campaign to cultivate wholesome, faith-based civic virtues among Canada's young Muslims.
  • Notre Dame Asked to Rescind Speaking Invitation to President Obama

    03/24/2009 9:39:33 AM PDT · by julieee · 36 replies · 2,155+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    South Bend, IN -- That the University of Notre Dame has extended an invitation to pro-abortion President Barack Obama to give its commencement address to and to receive an honorary degree has sparked outrage. Obama is slated to speak at Notre Dame's commencement on May 17. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates have contacted Notre Dame officials expressing their disappointment and pro-life groups have condemned its decision, but one group is going further. The National Right to Life Committee has asked the Catholic college to rescind the invitation.
  • Biden's Bishop Will not Permit Him, Even if Elected VP, to Speak at Catholic Schools

    08/27/2008 12:00:50 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 10 replies · 207+ views ^ | August 26, 2008 | John-Henry Westen
    Tuesday August 26, 2008 Biden's Bishop Will not Permit Him, Even if Elected VP, to Speak at Catholic Schools By John-Henry Westen DELEWARE, August 26, 2008 ( - In an interview with Bob Krebs, the Communications Director for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, to which Senator Joseph Biden belongs, Krebs confirmed that Biden's Bishop will not permit the Senator even if elected Vice President of the United States of America to speak at Catholic schools. When asked for the Bishop's take on Senator Biden and his stand in favor of abortion, Krebs directed to Bishop Michael Saltarelli's 2004 statement...
  • The Power Of Speaking Ladylike

    04/25/2007 3:01:00 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 717+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-25-2007 | Springer
    Source: Springer Date: April 25, 2007 The Power Of Speaking Ladylike Science Daily — Does gender make a difference in the way politicians speak and are spoken to? This is the question posed in a new study¹ by Dr. Carmelia Suleiman and Daniel O’Connell from Florida International University published this week in the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. The study of transcripts of three television and two radio interviews of Bill and Hillary Clinton provided Suleiman with a unique opportunity to study perspectives of two politicians and their interviewers and whether or not they were affected by gender. Conventional wisdom on...
  • Kids kicked off a bus for speaking English

    01/09/2007 9:06:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies · 5,079+ views ^ | 01/09/2007 | staff
    Imagine sending your kids off to school, but when they get to the bus they are told they can't get on because they speak English. That's right, English. It happened to a few children in St. Paul and now the school district is apologizing. Rachel Armstrong sent her kids to pick up the bus as usual Monday, but after the driver let the kids on, he told them he would not pick them up again. He even said he wouldn't take them home that afternoon. Armstrong left work early Tuesday, forced to pick up her kids from Phalen Lake Elementary...
  • Mums the word on border - Agent suspended for speaking to Congressman during unannounced visit

    09/27/2006 10:58:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,322+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/27/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Congressmen who visit the U.S.-Mexico border unannounced are being monitored by the Department of Homeland Security, and at least one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been suspended for speaking to a congressman without first getting supervisory clearance, according to documents obtained by the Daily Bulletin. Congressional representatives interviewed by the Daily Bulletin said they were unaware until recently that Border Patrol agents were required to file Significant Incident Reports -- normally used for shootings and other serious border incidents -- when congressional representatives made unannounced visits this summer along the U.S.-Mexico border. A second document obtained by the...
  • Kyrgyzstan: A rooster speaking ("Allah," his life spared)

    03/23/2006 2:07:59 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 734+ views
    Ferghana Valley: A rooster speaking \  Ferghana.Ru news agency, Firdavsy, a Ferghana.Ru correspondent, 15.03.2006 Have you ever heard roosters? Sure you have. Who hasn't? A certain rooster in the Kyrgyz town of Osh, however, is something else. Its crow has already saved it from death. Owner Ibragim Ismatullayev, his neighbors from Tadjikskaya Street in the center of Osh, and local journalists maintain that the rooster is calling Allah. This correspondent made a trip to Osh to see the wondrous rooster with his own eyes. Recalling numerous con-artists encountered in my career, I was fairly skeptical suspecting bluff or a money-extorting...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • CA: Tests unfair to non-English speaking students, lawsuit claims

    06/01/2005 2:26:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 954+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/05 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Ten school districts filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state, claiming students who are learning to speak English should be tested in their native language as mandated by federal law. The school districts, joined by two bilingual-education advocacy groups, say the 1.6 million students and their schools are penalized because tests given in English do not accurately measure how well English-learners understand academic subjects. The federal No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President Bush in 2002, requires schools to show academic improvement among their students each year, with a goal of having every child proficient in...