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  • Can Conservatives Have Liberal Friends, Or Even Partners?

    10/16/2013 1:12:43 PM PDT · by IChing · 136 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | Joy | Donald
    Yes and no. Yes, as in, it is possible, and no, as in, it’s not normal in the soul sense. Of course, one immediately thinks of famous, mysteriously married, bi-partisan power-couples such as top republican consultant Mary Matalin and top democrat strategist James Carville. They’ve been happily wedded for twenty years. Amazingly, they actually met (in 1991) while each was about to be hired to manage opposing presidential campaigns; Matalin for George H. W. Bush, and Carville for Bill Clinton. They claim publicly that they don’t talk politics at home. When they appear on TV together, it’s actually pretty amusing...
  • Sheldon Adelson: I Stand With President Obama on Bombing Syria (Gingrich/GOP Donor)

    09/05/2013 12:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Sep. 4, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    The debate over whether to bomb Syrian military facilities and weapons installations is creating some strange bedfellows. Among them: President Obama and Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. On Tuesday, the Republican Jewish Coalition, which counts Adelson as a donor and a board member, told its members to urge Congress to authorize a strike in Syria. A spokesman for Adelson, a top backer of pro-Israel causes, told Bloomberg News that the gambling mogul supported the coalition's position—and thus Obama's—on Syria. Obama and Adelson are far from ideological allies. Adelson reportedly spent upwards of $150 million, in disclosed and dark money,...
  • Ron Paul has Brothel “Pimpin for Paul” (Pimping for Ron Paul: Two for one Special)

    01/20/2012 6:49:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | January 4, 2012 | The Inquisitr
    Ron Paul has Brothel “Pimpin for Paul” Ron Paul, known for his Libertarian views, has picked up a new endorsement. The Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a Nevada brothel has begun a campaign they are calling “Pimpin for Paul” The owner of the Brothel, Dennis Hof said in a statement “We decided to go with the guy that’s more about state’s rights — and that’s Ron Paul,” Hof did a survey of 500 prostitutes to see which candidate they wanted to support, and the results were close between Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. “We thought real closely about supporting Newt Gingrich —...
  • I won't sit back while Ann Coulter attacks the Tea Party

    11/17/2011 11:41:45 AM PST · by jenk · 138 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 11/17/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    You know, if it weren't for Romney supporters, I might be able to support the guy. On Tuesday night, Ann Coulter was a guest on the Sean Hannity Show where she said this: COULTER: I think the candidate, it is going to be and is the strongest candidate to beat Obama is Mitt Romney. And, you know, I'm a little tired of these Johnny-come-lately conservative purists. She's talking about us, the tea party. She is calling us Johnny-come-latelys, saying, basically, "Where were you when we were fighting all this time, you just showed up on the scene in 2009, who...
  • Why we must reduce military spending (Barney Frank & Ron Paul)

    07/08/2010 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Sic Parvis Magna · 75 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | 7/06/2010 | Barney Frank & Ron Paul
    As members of opposing political parties, we disagree on a number of important issues. But we must not allow honest disagreement over some issues interfere with our ability to work together when we do agree. By far the single most important of these is our current initiative to include substantial reductions in the projected level of American military spending as part of future deficit reduction efforts. For decades, the subject of military expenditures has been glaringly absent from public debate. Yet the Pentagon budget for 2010 is $693 billion — more than all other discretionary spending programs combined. Even subtracting...
  • THE NEW MUSLIM-CATHOLIC COALITION

    06/10/2009 8:49:28 AM PDT · by Dr. Eckleburg · 283 replies · 2,195+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2009 | Anthony Stevens-Arroyo
    ...the likelihood that the Cairo speech will produce greater support for socialized health care and an end to Israeli settlements. Those Catholics in America who agree with the bishops and the pope have long supported a universal health care plan and a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel. With the President's speech, Muslims in the U.S. have been invited to make an alliance with Catholics.... ...For instance, Obama said not just "the Qur'an" but "the Holy Qur'an," which is more or less akin to saying "the Holy Father" instead of "the pope." He quoted from the hadith about "when Moses,...
  • Groups raise $31.5 million for Calif. ballot fight (liberals have bottomless piggybanks)

    05/17/2009 2:34:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 27 replies · 863+ views
    Mercury News/AP ^ | 05/17/2009 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    The battle over six budget-related measures on Tuesday's special election ballot has generated more than $31.5 million in campaign spending, split the state's labor community and created strange bedfellows on both sides. Supporters, aided by the powerful California Teachers Association and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's business allies, have raised more than $27.6 million to back Propositions 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E and 1F. Opponents, a collection of unions, anti-tax groups and supporters of children's and mental health programs, have raised $3.8 million. ... the California Federation of Teachers, a smaller rival to the California Teachers Association ... has chipped in more...
  • $4.3 million raised to fight California ballot measures

    05/15/2009 7:55:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 489+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/15/9 | Jim Sanders
    Millions of dollars have been raised to fight the linchpin of ballot measures in Tuesday's election, a package that was carefully crafted to discourage big-bucks opposition. Though vastly outspent, opponents of Proposition 1A have parlayed $4.3 million in contributions and anger at state politicians into a solid advantage in recent polls. The measure, stemming from this year's bitter budget fight, would place long-term spending restrictions on state government and extend recent tax increases for up to two years. Major donors to No on 1A, state records show, include the California State Council of Service Employees International Union, $1.3 million; California...
  • Arabs: Obama ‘One of Us,’ NYC Columnist Writes

    11/02/2008 6:12:02 PM PST · by seastay · 9 replies · 457+ views
    news max ^ | Wednesday, October 29 | Jim Meyers
    • The Syrian regime has indicated its preference for Obama. Buthaina Shaaban, an adviser to President Bashar al-Assad, has written: “The change suggested by Obama is essential not only for the U.S. but for the entire human family.” • Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi called Obama “a Muslim” and said: “All the people in the Arab and Muslim world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcome him and prayed for his success,” although Qaddafi also expressed criticism of Obama’s comments on the future of Jerusalem. • Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said this year: “We like Mr. Obama and we...
  • Cross-over Hits of the Campaign Season

    04/28/2008 10:59:30 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 7 replies · 64+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Ronald A. Cass
    The well understood norm in the media is that people don't really want new information so much as they want confirmation of their own cherished views. Psychologists who study reactions to news find that information is processed by people with strong views in ways that reinforce their views. Those who work in the news-and-information media understand that point without the need for controlled experiments. Their base readership, viewership or listenership is generally confined to a like-minded audience. Liberals may tune in to Rush Limbaugh if they are committed political animals who want to know what to be outraged about from...
  • 'No homosexuals in Iran': Ahmadinejad

    09/24/2007 7:18:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 110 replies · 1,010+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/24/07
    'No homosexuals in Iran': Ahmadinejad6 hours ago NEW YORK (AFP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad skirted a question about the treatment of homosexuals in Iran on Monday, saying in a speech at a top US university that there were no gays in Iran. "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country," Ahmadinejad said to howls and boos among the Columbia University audience. "In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don't know who has told you that we have it," he said. Ahmadinejad was challenged during his appearance on Amnesty International figures that suggested that 200 people...
  • Look Who's Coming To Aid (Neo-Nazis And Islamofascists Strange Bedfellows Alert)

    07/17/2007 10:21:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 1,056+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 07/18/2007 | Joseph Farah
    If you want to stay on the good side of racist David Duke, be sure you don't cross the beloved memory of the godfather of terrorism, Yasser Arafat. That was the lesson WND learned Thursday when Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein reported one of Arafat's confidantes, Ahmed Jibril, confirmed a French medical report on the cause of his death cited AIDS. That was enough to set off the Duke machine, which came to the rescue of Arafat's manhood. "The WND article by Aaron Klein, which came out of the Jerusalem office of WorldNetDaily, couldn't possibly be ZIONIST PROPAGANDA, could it?"...
  • U.S., Iraqi insurgents join forces against al-Qaeda

    06/06/2007 6:29:47 AM PDT · by ASC2006 · 13 replies · 1,056+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | June 6 2007 | LEILA FADEL
    Under cover of darkness, a convoy of Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M1-tanks loaded with American soldiers pulled up to a mosque Monday night in the al-Qaeda-infested neighborhood of Amariyah. More than a dozen members of Islamic Army of Iraq, a key Sunni insurgent group, and some local residents waited for them, armed with AK-47 rifles and dressed in tracksuits and T-shirts. But the two forces didn't clash. Instead, they shared information and supplies, in a growing push by Islamic Army of Iraq and their neighborhood backers to push al Qaeda's foreign fighters from the formerly wealthy district that includes Baghdad's...
  • Pillow talk: Legislator has own 'hot' moment

    10/17/2006 12:46:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,252+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/17/6 | Steve Wiegand
    When it came out last month that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had privately opined that Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia had a "very hot" temperament because of her ethnicity, the Latina Republican from Cathedral City wasn't mad. In fact, she said at the time, she was going to keep campaigning for him. In fact, she reportedly told a high school economics class in La Quinta last Tuesday, "I wouldn't kick him out of my bed." The remark, reported by the Palm Springs-based Desert Sun on Sunday, came when Garcia, who is single, was asked her impressions of the governor, who isn't. According to...
  • Strange bedfellows: Michael Savage Donates to Democrats

    10/16/2006 12:52:56 PM PDT · by arual · 307 replies · 9,266+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/16/06 | arual
    Strange bedfellows: It turns out that ultra-hot conservative talk show host Michael Savage is backing Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown for state attorney general. "What can I say? I think he'd make a great attorney general compared to the other guy. By the way, who is the other guy?'' Savage said, when asked why he chose Democrat Brown over conservative Republican Chuck Poochigian. Savage, whose rants can be heard locally on KNEW-AM, is backing up his hot talk with some hot money as well. Savage Productions, which lists Savage as president and his wife, Janet Weiner, as director, has donated $5,600...
  • Police weigh banning J'lem gay parade

    07/02/2006 8:34:41 PM PDT · by Alouette · 25 replies · 771+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 2, 2006 | Etgar Lefkovits
    Jerusalem police are expected to decide this week whether to allow a controversial international gay pride parade to take place in the city this summer amidst growing international opposition to the event by an unusual coalition of religious Christians, Jews, and Muslims around the world. The super-sensitive police decision, which will be taken by Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter in consultation with Jerusalem police chief Ilan Franco, comes after months of simmering tension over the planned August event, with concerns growing of a violent showdown between extremist opponents of the parade and its participants if it goes ahead as scheduled....
  • Kennedy, Hatch: Strange bedfellows

    01/23/2006 6:59:43 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 36 replies · 1,322+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 23, 2006 | Thomas Burr
    Talk of the Morning: The duo is referred to as the Senate's Odd Couple WASHINGTON - Ted Kennedy was three sheets to the wind and Orrin Hatch needed a favor, as Hatch recalls it. A former staffer wanted the conservative Utah senator and Kennedy, the liberal lion of Massachusetts, to speak to a group of Mormon missionaries in Boston. Late one night, Hatch approached Kennedy, who had been tipping the bottle with Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut. "How are ya doin'?" Kennedy said, patting Hatch on the back. "Fine, fine," Hatch replied, then made his pitch for the missionary event....
  • American Nazi Idol-Cindy Sheehan's supporters don't just light candles....

    08/18/2005 5:55:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 3,662+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 8-18- | Ben Johnson
    LAST NIGHT THERE WERE 1,500 CANDLELIGHT VIGILS FOR CINDY SHEEHAN AND ONE BURNING CROSS. Sheehan has become the poster girl for the antiwar Left, because her status as a grieving mother renders the 48-year-old Vacaville, California, native more sympathetic than Medea Benjamin, Ramsey Clark, or Michael Moore (whose website hosts Sheehan’s blog). However, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and racist extremists have also begun gathering around the Gold Star Families for Peace founder.Leading the parade is none other than "former" Klansman David Duke. Duke recently authored the article, "Why Cindy Sheehan is Right!" in which the "fiery" politician criticizes an article written by little...
  • Christian Activist Challenges Credibility of SD Pro-Homosexual Group (Pedophilia)

    08/05/2005 6:37:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 654+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 8/5/05 | Mary Rettig
    (AgapePress) - A San Diego "gay pride" organization is facing some public and potentially legal backlash after a convicted pedophile was discovered working at their recent festival. Last month, AgapePress reported that two pedophiles who are registered as sex offenders under Megan's Law were working as volunteers for the three-day San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Festival, which took place over the July 29-31 weekend. After public outcry, the organization issued a press release -- before the festival -- saying the pedophiles had been removed from their positions. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, law enforcement and community groups...
  • Gadhafi says the UN should abolish the Security Council

    03/02/2005 7:55:06 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 784+ views
    Associated Press | March 3, 2005
    LONDON, England (AP) - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was quoted as saying yesterday that the United Nations must scrap the Security Council and give its powers to the General Assembly, if it ever hopes to become a truly democratic organisation. In a full-page advertisement in The Guardian newspaper, Gadhafi called the UN Security Council "an ugly, forceful, and horrible instrument of dictatorship - an executioner's whip with no appeal against its judgment, even if its judgment is unfair, biased and harmful." The Security Council's five permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - have veto...
  • Saudi man's 58 marriages stir debate

    01/02/2005 7:01:31 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 28 replies · 955+ views
    AP via San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | January 2, 2004 | Donna Abu-Nasr
    USFAN, Saudi Arabia – In 50 years, he says, he has married 58 women and has forgotten the names of most of them. He knows he has had 10 sons, but ask about daughters and he counts on his fingers: 22. No, no, 28. No, that's too many. He settles on 25. Saleh al-Sayeri, a 64-year-old shepherd-turned-businessman, says his marital adventures have cost him more than $1.6 million in wedding expenses and settlements for divorced wives. But the man who remembers being forced into his first marriage at age 14 says he would do it a million times over. "Marriage...
  • Dean Says He Favors Edwards Over Kerry

    02/11/2004 1:47:57 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 17 replies · 196+ views
    My Way News ^ | 2/11/04 | Nedra Pickler/AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not surprising that John Edwards says he would be a tougher opponent for President Bush than Democratic front-runner John Kerry. It raises eyebrows when Howard Dean says the same thing. With the race's fourth major candidate, Wesley Clark, quitting the race, Edwards and Dean are ganging up on Kerry, winner of 12 of the 14 nominating contests so far. Dean told CBS News in an interview that will air Wednesday night that he believes Edwards would be the better candidate in the general election, even though Kerry has the advantage right now. "My fear is that...
  • Caption this: Chirac and Saddam at Nuclear Reactor

    02/21/2003 2:03:09 AM PST · by weegee · 19 replies · 222+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 21-Feb-2003 | Captions by FReepers
  • When Speaking Out isn't allowed (The Stupidest Religion)

    10/22/2002 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 11 replies · 208+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/22/02 | Diana West
    In a time of more controlled chaos, linking the Rev. Jerry Falwell to French author Michel Houellebecq would be unthinkable. After all, what could the founder of the Moral Majority possibly have in common with uh Franch authair known for novels of emotional desolation and sexual explicitness? Not much -- until lately. Just as politics makes strange bedfellows, religion has paired this unlikely duo -- but not on the topic of religion. That would be impossible given the celebrated Houellebecq rejects monotheism altogether, and Falwell is a famous Christian preacher of the Religious Right. And while both men share an...