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  • Regarding Speaker Ryan's advance surrender on defunding Planned Parenthood

    11/01/2015 3:07:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    "This is what I mean when I say being an effective opposition party. I think being an effective opposition party means being honest with people upfront about what it is we can and cannot achieve." - Speaker Paul "Squish" Ryan Where would we be if our forebears had Ryan's fighting spirit? Great "Ryan" moments in history: "Give me Liberty, or give me whatever you want!" - Patrick "Ryan" Henry "It's too cold here and the outcome is doubtful anyway, so we should all just go home and cozy up to the fire. To hell with the revolution." - General George...
  • Would Linseed's Unloved, 1-Cylinder Campaign Get Rolling if He Got a Pair (of Liberal Glasses)?

    06/09/2015 2:38:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 June 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    You know, since he's our intellectual superior and all- (and because the online left likes him so much) If they fit, wear 'em Lindsey Graham (squish, SC) often makes sense when he's talking about Islamic terrorism or the Russians- but less-so soon after that, especially when it comes to open borders immigration schemes, never-ending war with the TEA Party, 'climate change' BS, or his laying-down in confirmation proceedings for radical Obama cabinet/SCOTUS nominees... Foreign policy has always been my top hot-button issue- and with all due respect,  Senator Graham is really not bad there, if you're willing to  overlook grave errors (right alongside Quick-Draw...
  • Jeb Bush: Unlike certain Republican candidates, I don’t bend with the wind on immigration

    05/28/2015 7:00:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    He said this on a conference call hosted by the Alabama GOP, which counts as one of its most honored members the leader of the anti-amnesty caucus in the U.S. Senate. Say this for Jeb: When he promised not to pander to conservatives in the name of winning the primaries, he meant it. Imagine how well received he’ll be on “Morning Joe” after he flames out of the race and does the inevitable Huntsman-esque media tour to explain how right-wing radicals stole the party from pragmatists like him. Bush 2016: Resolute for amnesty. There’s a banner worth carrying into the...
  • Boehner Vows to Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ Against Executive Amnesty He Funded

    01/08/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 269 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 8, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    48 second Video at link. ( - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) vowed today to fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s unilateral amnesty of up to five million illegal aliens—an amnesty the administration has been able to move forward with because Boehner’s House permitted funding of it. The 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that Boehner pushed through a lame-duck Republican-controlled House last month put no prohibition on Obama using government funds to implement the amnesty. That omnibus funded almost all the government through the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30 and the Department of Homeland Security through Feb....
  • U.S. Speaker Boehner says doesn't like being called 'spineless'

    01/08/2015 3:27:56 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doesn't like being called "spineless" or a "squish" by critics, and he vowed to prove his mettle to lawmakers who bopposed his re-election earlier this week. Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House on Tuesday even as 25 members of his own Republican party declined to support him, the biggest such intra-party rebellion against a speaker candidate since 1859. His detractors, many of them on the right wing of his party, say Boehner is too prone to compromise with Democrats. Boehner said that portrayal is false....
  • Boehner Defends His Conservatism: I’m Not a ‘Squish,’

    01/08/2015 10:39:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 124 replies ^ | 1/8/15 | Caroline May
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is defending his conservative bona fides after a failed attempt by conservatives to oust him from his speakership. “It does pain me to be described as spineless or a squish,” Boehner said to chuckles from reporters. “I tell you what pains me the most is when they describe me as ‘the establishment.’ Now I’m the most anti-establishment speaker we’ve ever had.” “Who was the guy who got rid of earmarks? Me,” he continued. “Who’s the guy who believes in regular order? Me. Who believes in allowing more members to participate in the process from both...
  • How Jon Huntsman can win in 2016: Get your hands dirty this time, Jon

    05/16/2014 6:11:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Week ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty, senior correspondent
    Last week Jon Huntsman encouraged a little speculation when he said he was "open" to running for the presidency again. After his last showing — in which he didn't even come close to winning a single state in the Republican primary — this announcement did not come with the same breathless fanfare as his last one. Still, I think he should go for it. My advice: Get petty and vindictive. In the last election cycle I was assigned to profile Huntsman, and I thought I would stick a few pins in him. I wanted to dislike him, in some way....

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • Jeff Flake hints: I’ll support expanded background checks in return for changes on Internet sales

    05/07/2013 11:05:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2013 | Allahpundit
    A week ago, he noted on his Facebook page that his poll numbers after voting no on Toomey/Manchin put him somewhere south of “pond scum.” Today, this. He won’t face the voters again for five and a half years, but he shares a home state with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. They can hurt him by campaigning against him in 2018 more than they can anyone else in the Senate. No wonder he’s looking for ways to flip: Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks for guns if the Senate...
  • Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool?

    09/03/2012 8:25:11 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool? (photo of ISM members carrying automatic weapons) "Peace activists" do not carry automatic weapons. By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- September 1, 2012 ... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Israel News Agency. Whether from Hamas, the PA or an Israeli living in Sderot, we would all agree on one thing - the death of Rachel Corrie was tragic. Where we disagree is that a free and democratic court in Haifa, Israel believes that this accident never...
  • York: Romney's timidity on court's immigration ruling

    06/25/2012 7:51:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 78 replies
    washington examiner ^ | Monday June 25, 2012 | Byron York
    In Arizona v. United States, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the federal government has no basis to nullify the "show me your papers" provision of Arizona's immigration law. Conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, moderate Anthony Kennedy, liberals Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- even Obama appointee Sonia Sotomayor -- all shot down the administration's effort to stop that part of the law. (Obama appointee Elena Kagan stayed out of it because she had taken part in the action as a member of the administration.) Yet even with that unanimity -- a position supported, if the polls are...
  • Huckabee's clemency revisited

    11/30/2010 11:43:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Arkansas Times ^ | October 18, 2010 | Max Brantley
    Maurice Clemmons, the former Arkansas prison inmate who gunned down four police officers in Washington is back in the news, and it's not the kind of news good for potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Seattle Times reporters have completed a new book on Clemmons and it illustrates even more graphically how thoroughly unsuited for clemency Clemmons was when Huckabee extended it — without consulting prosecutors first. Even as he was writing letters proclaiming his rehabilitation, Clemmons was extorting other inmates, assaulting them and participating in gang rapes. There's more, lots more. Paired with Wayne Dumond, he makes a matching set...
  • Anybody catch the name of the loon on the last half hour of Medved (hour 2)?

    08/12/2010 2:09:40 PM PDT · by Minn · 13 replies
    I never caught his name, if he was part of some goofy group, or why Michael thought he needed a soapbox. Is Medved just picking up drunks off the street and making them guests these days?The guy was so incoherent about just about everything, I'd look to look him up out of curiosity.
  • Neither Moderate Nor Centrist: How Buckley, Gergen and Brooks finally realized Obama's left leanings

    03/06/2009 8:02:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 2,562+ views
    Forbes ^ | March 6, 2009 | Peter Robinson
    "To see what is in front of one's nose," George Orwell famously asserted, "needs a constant struggle." Congratulations this week to three journalists who have finally taken up that constant struggle: Christopher Buckley, David Gergen and David Brooks. All three used to insist that Obama was some species of centrist or moderate. Now that Obama has proposed the most massive expansion of government in the history of the republic, each has recognized that just conceivably he might have been mistaken. A humorist--and, I should disclose, an old friend--Christopher Buckley exercised his acute comic sense during the presidential campaign, judging John...
  • 'General' David Brooks Calls Retreat After 3 Days on Political Battlefield

    03/06/2009 4:04:00 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 80 replies · 2,704+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 6, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    "General" David Brooks, the very compliant house conservative of the New York Times, after just three days of bravely volunteering to lead a mighty "moderate" army against the "ideological outrages" of the Barack Obama administration, has now called a hasty retreat with a column that borders on outright apology for daring to oppose the very liberal budget. First let us take trip down memory lane to three days in the past to take a look the battle plan presented by General Brooks following his astounding revelation that most of the non-house conservatives discovered long, long ago:
  • A Moderate Manifesto (David Brooks: "Barack Obama is not who we thought he was")

    03/03/2009 5:02:37 AM PST · by publius1 · 175 replies · 3,707+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 2, 2009 | DAVID BROOKS
    You wouldn’t know it some days, but there are moderates in this country — moderate conservatives, moderate liberals, just plain moderates. We sympathize with a lot of the things that President Obama is trying to do. We like his investments in education and energy innovation. We support health care reform that expands coverage while reducing costs. But the Obama budget is more than just the sum of its parts. There is, entailed in it, a promiscuous unwillingness to set priorities and accept trade-offs. There is evidence of a party swept up in its own revolutionary fervor — caught up in...
  • Rush To Judgment (Mark Steyn On RNC Chairman's Michael Steele's View Of Rush Limbaugh Alert)

    03/03/2009 9:41:56 AM PST · by goldstategop · 60 replies · 2,388+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/03/2009 | Mark Steyn
    Kathryn, in all the Rush-bashing, I was more disturbed by Michael Steele's wretched performance. His initial reaction — that Rush's show is "incendiary" and "ugly" — revealed: a) that he never listens to it; b) that he takes his cues from the mainstream media, for whom Rush is invariably "angry". They don't listen either. Rush is a lot of things, but "angry" isn't one of them. If you catch him for 20 minutes, you know he's full of fun, laughing it up, having a grand old time. There are a lot of angry talkshow hosts out there bellowing at the...
  • Limbaugh at CPAC (RINO David Frum whining)

    03/02/2009 2:49:34 PM PST · by SolidWood · 40 replies · 1,595+ views
    The New Majority (of weasels) ^ | March 02, 2009 | David Frum
    President Obama and Rush Limbaugh do not agree on much, but they share at least one thing: Both wish to see Rush anointed as the leader of the Republican party. Here’s Rahm Emanuel on Face the Nation yesterday: “the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican party.” What a great endorsement for Rush! (And we know Rush is fond of compliments – listen to his loving account in his CPAC speech of the birthday lunch given him by President Bush just before Inauguration Day.) But what about the rest of the party? Here’s the duel that Obama...
  • When will Our Troops return?

    11/03/2006 4:44:23 PM PST · by Rosary · 56 replies · 894+ views
    There is a song within the hearts of Americans,who care-"When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again" and "My Country Tis of thee"..when will the soldiers come home?? Who is there that does not want the war to end ? And Will the deaths of one ,two or three hundred,ect. miltary make a difference in fighting off home ground on soil owned by those who are not afraid of death-or punishment-or killing off a million Americans. So we pray for all our troops that the war will end -that they may return HOME safe and their families,who agonize daily on news of...
  • Play About Demonstrator's Death Is Delayed [Rachel Corrie]

    02/28/2006 10:20:26 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 88 replies · 5,739+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    A potential Off Broadway production of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," an acclaimed solo show about an American demonstrator killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to stop the destruction of a Palestinian home, has been postponed because of concerns about the show's political content. The production, a hit at the Royal Court Theater in London last year, had been tentatively scheduled to start performances at the New York Theater Workshop in the East Village on March 22. But yesterday, James C. Nicola, the artistic director of the workshop, said he had decided to postpone the show after polling local...
  • A stronger warning to male cyclists (Bicycle seats cause impotence)

    10/11/2005 3:07:07 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 44 replies · 1,247+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 10, 2005 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    A raft of new studies suggest that cyclists, particularly men, should be careful which bicycle seats they choose. The studies add to earlier evidence that traditional bicycle saddles, the kind with a narrow rear and pointy nose, play a role in sexual impotence. Some saddle designs are more damaging than others, scientists say. But even so-called ergonomic seats, to protect the sex organs, can be harmful, the research finds. The dozen or so studies, from peer-reviewed journals, are summarized in three articles in September's Journal of Sexual Medicine. In a bluntly worded editorial with the articles, Dr. Steven Schrader, a...
  • Man injured in 'tombstoning' jump (human lemming alert)

    08/02/2005 8:39:23 AM PDT · by Cowman · 11 replies · 509+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 2 August 2005
    Man injured in 'tombstoning' jump A 21-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after being injured in a 'tombstoning' accident in Cornwall. Coastguards and police warned of the dangers of the daredevil act of jumping from cliffs and rocks into the sea. Rescue teams were alerted to the accident at Rinsey Head, near Mount's Bay, on Monday evening. The man, an Australian bodyboarder, fractured both legs and was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske by a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose. Coastguards have named the injured man as Harry Dixon from Sydney. Falmouth Coastguard Watch Manager James Instance said:...
  • Odd Clothing Reinforces Escape Theory (straight up Darwin Award)

    07/16/2005 10:14:36 AM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 9 replies · 1,054+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Sat, Jul. 16, 2005 | Peter Mathews
    Odd clothing reinforces escape theoryINMATES WHO DIED WORE LAYERS WITH GARBAGE BAGS IN BETWEENBy Peter MathewsCENTRAL KENTUCKY BUREAU Two inmates whose bodies were found in a Trimble County landfill Thursday were trying to escape from the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange, a state official said yesterday.Avery C. Roland of Stanton and Michael Talbot of Louisville had on multiple layers of clothing, with garbage bags between the layers, said John Rees, commissioner of the Department of Corrections.Rees said investigators reviewed phone calls and correspondence involving the inmates to uncover the plot."They were dead before they left the institution," Rees...
  • 'Independent Republican' Potts Joins Race in Va. (RINO running against GOP)

    02/25/2005 9:46:33 PM PST · by advance_copy · 58 replies · 1,444+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/25/05 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Chris L. Jenkins
    RICHMOND, Feb. 25 -- Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr. (R-Winchester) announced Friday that he is running for Virginia governor as an "independent Republican" and will mount a populist, pro-investment campaign against the two major party candidates. Potts, a senator for 14 years, said that he remains faithful to the principles of his party but that the GOP's rightward drift has put it out of line with the thinking of most Virginians. "I believe that Virginia is a moderate, middle-of-the-road state," said Potts, 65. "That's where I am." He vowed to turn back one of the most popular political promises in...
  • Dog left for grooming at pet store is taken by stranger

    12/15/2004 10:05:30 AM PST · by CovenBuster · 228 replies · 2,927+ views
    ABC13 Eyewitness News (12/15/04 - HOUSTON) — A Richmond couple is upset at a Sugar Land pet store they say gave away their beloved Pomeranian to a stranger. Jana Brown says she dropped off her purebred Pomeranian named Mercedes to a Sugar Land Petco to get groomed more than a week ago, just as she has done dozens of times before. But ... ~snip~ Click here to continue and see video
  • Environmentalist dies (Crushed by a tree...)

    07/21/2004 5:23:34 AM PDT · by veronica · 107 replies · 2,794+ views ^ | 7-21-04
    TULSA - Blake Champlin, a Tulsa lawyer and environmental activist, died Monday at his home when a tree supporting a hammock fell and crushed him. Champlin, 45, died instantly, said Gerald Hilsher, an attorney with Shipley & Kellogg, Champlin's former law firm. Champlin was a member of Sierra Club and Save the Illinois River, and the director of Keep Tulsa Beautiful. He also pushed for an agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas on phosphorus limits in northeast Oklahoma waters, Hilsher said. Champlin was a past director of the Oklahoma Society of Environmental Professionals and a past chairman of the Environmental Law...
  • Angel Of Death -The Rachel Corrie Incident

    12/29/2003 3:50:43 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 67 replies · 1,828+ views
    411 Mania ^ | 15, 29 December 2003 | Seth Monroe
    Angel Of Death -The Rachel Corrie Incident Posted By Seth Monroe on 12.15.03 Part 1 of a 2 part series. In the middle of March, 2003 I was at my computer going through my usual morning routine of posting at forums and reading news bites. A headline suddenly leapt out at me. Something along the lines of "peace activist crushed by Israeli bulldozer" or something of the like. Within the article a surreal picture of a pretty young woman yelling through a bullhorn while standing in front of an immense bulldozer appeared. The caption read "Rachel Corrie moments before her...
  • Activist's memory kept alive (Israeli bulldozer squished girl's cousin carries on)

    12/29/2003 9:52:08 AM PST · by xyz123 · 220 replies · 1,009+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Dec 29, 2003 | MICHAEL PAUL WILLIAMS
    <p>Elizabeth Corrie would see her younger cousin every summer at the family vacation spot on Minnesota's Cedar Lake.</p> <p>Elizabeth, a Midlothian High School alumna who teaches at a private school in Atlanta, was born nearly a decade earlier than Rachel. But they shared a similar sense of humor, a yearning for social justice and a desire to make a difference.</p>