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  • Democrats Won't Temper Iraq Legislation

    09/18/2007 1:16:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 52 replies · 235+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/18/7 | ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- After weeks of suggesting Democrats would temper their approach to Iraq legislation in a bid to attract more Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared abruptly Tuesday that he had no plans to do so. The Democratic leader said he will call for a vote this month on several anti-war proposals, including one by Sen. Carl Levin that would insist President Bush end U.S. combat next summer. The proposals would be mandatory and not leave Bush wiggle room, said Reid, D-Nev. "There (are) no goals. It's all definite timelines," he told reporters of the planned legislation. Levin,...
  • Has MoveOn Betrayed the Democratic Party?

    09/10/2007 5:06:19 AM PDT · by shove_it · 45 replies · 1,639+ views
    national ^ | 10 Sep 2007 | Byron York
    With its full-page “General Betray Us?” ad in the New York Times, has once again put itself at the forefront of the antiwar movement. And if past patterns are any guide, a number of Democrats are embarrassed, and even angered, by MoveOn’s actions but are afraid to reveal the true extent of their feelings. MoveOn simply has too much fundraising clout — and a fear-inducing inclination to attack Democrats who stray from the MoveOn line — for many in the party to take it on...
  • White House pushes back on Iraq report

    08/30/2007 4:13:11 PM PDT · by avacado · 6 replies · 481+ views
    AP ^ | August 30, 2007 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON - An independent assessment concluding that Iraq has made little political progress in recent months despite an influx of U.S. troops drew fierce pushback from the White House on Thursday and provided fresh ammunition for Democrats who want to bring troops home. The political wrangling came days before the report was to be officially released...
  • The Peace Racket: An Anti-Western Movement Touts Dictators, Advocates Appeasement—And Gains Momentum

    08/19/2007 6:15:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 1,495+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2007 | Bruce Bawer
    The Peace Racket Bruce Bawer An anti-Western movement touts dictators, advocates appeasement—and gains momentum. If you want peace, prepare for war.” Thus counseled Roman general Flavius Vegetius Renatus over 1,600 years ago. Nine centuries before that, Sun Tzu offered essentially the same advice, and it’s to him that Vegetius’s line is attributed at the beginning of a film that I saw recently at Oslo’s Nobel Peace Center. Yet the film cites this ancient wisdom only to reject it. After serving up a perverse potted history of the cold war, the thrust of which is that the peace movement brought down...
  • Muslim groups to exhibit 'Muhammad dogs'

    08/17/2007 10:17:23 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 32 replies · 2,386+ views ^ | 08/17/2007 | TT/The Local
    Two Muslim groups have indicated their willingness to exhibit controversial sketches by artist Lars Vilks after galleries in western Sweden declined to show the artworks for fear of Islamist reprisals. Inspired by Sweden's recent 'roundabout dogs' craze, Vilks composed a series of sketches portraying the Muslim prophet Muhammad as just such a creature. The well-known artist took his pictures to galleries in Värmland and Bohuslän. Both however refused to show the drawings on the grounds that the security risk was too great. But now two groups - the Secular Muslims in Sweden (Semus) network and the magazine Minaret - have...
  • Leading Expert: U.S. Military Pullout May Require 9-12 Months (appease the surrender monkeys)

    08/15/2007 6:27:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 366+ views
    foxnews ^ | 8/15/2007 | ap
    WASHINGTON — It would take nine to 12 months or longer to withdraw all U.S. troops, contractors and equipment safely from Iraq and phase out U.S. bases there, says a respected analyst after extensive talks with U.S. commanders and diplomats and Iraqi leaders in Baghdad. The U.S. military in Iraq would prefer a somewhat slower-paced scenario to complete a full pullout over two years, while other experts "indicate it would be feasible" to pull out 10,000 troops and 10,000 contractors a month through Kuwait, says Anthony H. Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. These estimates do not...
  • Italy: Court Discriminates Against Muslim Girls (Italian Courts Allow Beating Of Muslim Girls)

    08/11/2007 6:51:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 493+ views
    Islam in Europe ^ | Friday, August 10, 2007 | Islam in Europe
    Italy: Court discriminates against Muslim girls Apparently, if you're a Moroccan in Italy you don't have the same rights as ethnic Italians. Friday, August 10, 2007 The Italian supreme court recently rejected an appeal by the prosecution in the case of a Moroccan girl who had been beaten by her family, her parents and her brother. The appeal was rejected on the grounds that it was for her own good and for her non-conformity with their culture, she had gone out with a friend and her life style was not accepted by her parents. This story starts in 2003 when...
  • Would Jesus Eat at McDonalds? (Leftists Blame Islamic Terrorism On McDonalds)

    08/11/2007 9:19:02 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 1,967+ views ^ | Saturday, 11th Aug 2007 | David Paulin
    Would Jesus Eat at McDonald's? Saturday 11th Aug 2007 by David Paulin The intellectual elite of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have in recent years joined ranks with the radical left. Its members vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause. Now, these Presbyterians have another villain: the Big Mac. America’s most famous hamburger is emblematic of the dark underbelly of globalization, according to David Hadley Jensen, an associate professor of something called “constructive theology” at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. On top of that, McDonald’s and its iconic burger are even at odds with...
  • Fearing Iraq Pullout, State (Department) Boosting Private Chopper Force

    08/01/2007 6:07:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 438+ views ^ | August 01, 2007 4:59 PM | Kirit Radia
    Fearing Iraq Pullout, State Boosting Private Chopper Force August 01, 2007 4:59 PM Kirit Radia Reports: Fearing an imminent drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment from Iraq amid escalating violence, the State Department is hiring its own private helicopter squad to ferry its personnel around the country. Government military contractors Blackwater, DynCorp and Triple Canopy are the only three companies competing for the contract, possibly valued at more than $100 million a year for up to the next five years, sources tell ABC News. The requirements call for approximately 20 helicopters with maintenance, storage and crew to ensure 24-hour availability....
  • Schumer: 'No more confirmations of Bush high court nominees'

    07/27/2007 4:48:24 PM PDT · by zendari · 241 replies · 3,605+ views
    New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.” “We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.” Schumer said there were four lessons to be learned from Alito and Roberts: Confirmation hearings are meaningless, a nominee’s record should be weighed more heavily than rhetoric,...
  • Saluting the White Flag (Democrats and Iraq)

    07/24/2007 1:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 862+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2007 | Bob Weir
    From the time we're in grammar school, all the way through our adult lives we've been taught to take responsibility for our actions and not place blame on others for something we did. It's one of the essential elements of integrity. There was a time in our history when we could at least hope to look up to our elected officials and view them as statesmen, because they represented character traits we admired. Those traits and the courage to take a stand against evil would make us proud to follow them into battle. But today, we see many of them...
  • Liberals Vow to Block Continued Iraq Funding [RINO Ron Paul Joins Them]

    07/19/2007 3:56:12 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 122 replies · 2,003+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 19, 2007 | Josephine Hearn
    Seventy House members, nearly all liberal Democrats, vowed today that they would not support any more funding for Iraq military operations unless tied to a complete withdrawal of combat troops. This is a big development. Earlier this year, liberals grudgingly voted for Iraq funding bills because they didn't want to give Nancy Pelosi a defeat. Now it seems that their patience has run out. The next Iraq funding bill won't come up until the fall, so this showdown won't happen for a few months, but it appears to be shaping up as an epic battle between liberals in Congress and...
  • Follow the Yellow Streak Road (Reid,Pelosi,Murtha,etc.)

    07/14/2007 10:09:10 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 13, 2007 | Jed Babbin
    Follow the Yellow Streak Road by Jed Babbin Posted 07/13/2007 ET Betty Williams, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for helping start peace talks in Northern Ireland, said the other day, “"Right now, I could kill George Bush." Though the New York Times isn’t suffering that bad a case of Bush Derangement Syndrome, its July 8 editorial said: “President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have used demagoguery and fear to quell Americans’ demands for an end to this war. They say withdrawing will create bloodshed and chaos and encourage terrorists. Actually, all of that has already happened -- the...
  • The "Quit Iraq" Caucus

    07/12/2007 7:10:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies · 783+ views
    Frontpagemagazine/NY Post ^ | 7-12-07 | Ralph Peters
    Even as our troops make serious progress against al-Qaeda-in-Iraq and other extremists, Congress - including Republican members - is sending the terrorists a message: "Don't lose heart, we'll save you!" Iraq's a mess. Got it. The Bush administration has made so many mistakes I stopped counting a year ago. But we've finally got a general in Baghdad - Dave Petraeus - who's doing things right. Iraqi politicians are still disgracing themselves, but our troops are killing America's enemies - with the help of our former enemies. Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq is suffering a humiliating defeat, as fellow Sunni Muslims turn against the fanatics...
  • Uneasy GOP Senators Beseech Bush on Iraq

    07/11/2007 4:21:27 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 22 replies · 497+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 11, 2007 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - Nervous Senate Republicans beseeched the White House without apparent success Wednesday for a quick change in course on Iraq as congressional Democrats insisted on high-profile votes calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops by spring. Prospects for a less-sweeping, bipartisan challenge to President Bush suffered a setback when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the leading proposal has "less teeth than a toothless tiger." Taken together, the events pointed toward a 10-day period of politically charged maneuvering in the Senate in which Democrats push for a withdrawal, the White House's allies resist and a small but growing...
  • Barbra Streisand receives French medal ("You are the America that we love")

    06/28/2007 8:54:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,211+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 28, 2007
    PARIS - Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week — and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor. French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the medal to Streisand in a ceremony Thursday, the first time he has bestowed the honor since taking over from Jacques Chirac last month. "You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy, who is seen as more U.S.-friendly than Chirac. "Women like you ... do a lot to bring our two peoples together." Onlookers included French crooner Charles Aznavour and actor Alain Delon. Sarkozy's wife, Cecilia, went to Streisand's sole...
  • Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show (San Francisco to ban Navy Blue Angels)

    06/15/2007 2:35:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 74 replies · 1,751+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Jun 7, 2007 | Joshua Sabatini
    Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show Joshua Sabatini, The Examiner 2007-06-07 10:00:00.0 Current rank: # 165 of 6,519 SAN FRANCISCO - The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover. CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, are working with Supervisor Chris Daly on a Board of Supervisors resolution to address concerns over the Blue...
  • Sarkozy seen winning large majority in parliament

    06/10/2007 8:00:03 AM PDT · by indcons · 1 replies · 409+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2007 | Anna Willard and Kerstin Gehmlich
    PARIS (Reuters) - Voting began in the first round of France's legislative election on Sunday with President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party expected to strengthen its hold on power. Sarkozy was elected last month on a platform of various labour, education and law-and-order reforms and he needs to retain comfortable control of parliament after the second round of voting on June 17 to push the changes through. Opinion polls show Sarkozy is likely to make gains. "Many people seem less interested in the parliamentary elections because they think Sarkozy will win a large majority anyway," said Mikhael Perez, 48, one...
  • Sunni VP:planned Iran-US meeting is 'damaging' to Iraqi sovereignty

    05/28/2007 4:32:51 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 578+ views
    Anatolian ^ | 5/28/07 | Anatolian
    Iraq's Sunni vice president spoke out yesterday against the upcoming U.S.-Iran talks on the situation in his country, saying the dialogue was "damaging to Iraq's sovereignty. Iraq's Shiite and Kurdish-dominated government has been pressing for those talks, due to take place on May 28 in Baghdad to help appease spiraling violence in Iraq. But the comments by Tariq al-Hashemi, a leader of the main Sunni bloc in parliament, reflected wide differences among the country's religious and ethnic groups on the role of Shiite-dominated Iran. "It's not good to encourage anybody to talk on behalf of the Iraqi people on their...
  • Dodd: U.S. Can't Wait on Bush to End War

    05/26/2007 8:53:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies · 1,232+ views ^ | May 26 03:09 PM US/Eastern | PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer
    BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd said Saturday the United States cannot afford to wait for President Bush's successor to end the war in Iraq. "We really can't wait another 18 months," the U.S. senator from Connecticut said while campaigning. "We have to have the convictions to stand up to this president." Dodd said the war has been waged "for all the wrong reasons" and that it is eroding both the nation's security and its moral leadership. For those reasons, he said, it was not difficult for him to vote in the Senate against continued funding...
  • 'Surrender monkeys' protest Pelosi's stance on war

    05/17/2007 3:59:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 1,779+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/17/7 | Staff Report
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Monkeys waving white flags joined protesters outside the district office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco today to speak out against the Democratic leader's support for measures that organizers say undercuts the mission of the troops in Iraq.
  • We must win back Muslim voters says Hain (UK Labour Party Panders to Islam)

    05/16/2007 11:29:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 433+ views ^ | May 16 2007 | Tomos Livingstone
    We must win back Muslim voters says HainMay 16 2007 by Tomos Livingstone, Western Mail LABOUR needs to change tack on foreign policy to win back voters who deserted the party over the Iraq war, Peter Hain said last night. Welsh Secretary Mr Hain said “hundreds of thousands” of Muslims had been lost to Labour as a result of the worsening situation in Iraq. The Neath MP has in the past criticised the failings of US foreign policy under President Bush, but has rarely made a direct link between the invasion of Iraq and a waning of support for the...
  • Sarkozy cites human rights, global warming as priorities (Uh-oh!)

    05/16/2007 10:26:53 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 575+ views
    AFP ^ | 16 May 2007
    President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday that defending human rights and action on global warming would be priorities for French diplomacy. Sarkozy also pledged in his inaugural address after taking over from Jacques Chirac as France’s 23rd president to support the welfare state in Europe, create a Mediterranean Union and bolster development in Africa. “I will fight for a Europe that protects because the European ideal is to protect the citizens of Europe,” he said after taking office during a formal ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace. “I will fight for a Mediterranean Union. By turning its back on the...
  • So, Farewell Then, Jacques Chirac

    05/08/2007 3:40:07 PM PDT · by Smogger · 32 replies · 1,299+ views
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2007, at 7:21 AM ET | Anne Applebaum
    "All political careers end in failure," a British statesman once wisely said. Judging by the wreckage of the famous political career that ended this week, he was even wiser than he knew. With the election of a new president of France on Sunday, the lengthy professional life of Jacques Chirac—French president for 12 years, mayor of Paris for 18 years, twice French prime minister for a total of four years—comes to a grinding halt, apparently to the great relief of his compatriots. ... Ponder closely, for example, what Chirac has had to say about Africa, where his country has enormous...
  • Amazing how Amercians still believe we can ignore war

    05/06/2007 10:16:36 AM PDT · by gitmo · 19 replies · 598+ views
    March 23, 1775 | Henry
    Address to the Virginia Convention 23 March 1775 by Patrick Henry No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment...
  • Aberdeen braces for weekend of war protests [Peoples' Soviet of Washington]

    05/04/2007 7:30:41 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 15 replies · 494+ views ^ | 5/04/2007 | KING 4 staff
    KING Two dozen Kiowa and Blackhawk helicopters from Fort Lewis landed at Aberdeen Tuesday to be loaded on a ship. ABERDEEN, Wash. - The city of Aberdeen is bracing for a weekend of war protests. Demonstrators are arriving at the Port of Grays Harbor, the site of a massive deployment of equipment to Iraq. Hoping to avoid a repeat of intense protests at the ports of Olympia and Tacoma, police are cracking down before the Aberdeen protests even start. They're limiting where protesters can go and how they can get there. Only residents with city-issued permits can park anywhere...
  • French said to outpace Americans in French-bashing

    05/02/2007 9:13:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 668+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/27/07
    The French dislike themselves even more than the Americans dislike them, according to an opinion poll published on Friday. The survey of six nations, carried out for the International Herald Tribune daily and France 24 TV station, said 44 percent of French people thought badly of themselves against 38 percent of U.S. respondents who had a negative view of the French. Only 14 percent of Germans, 25 percent of Italians, 29 percent of Spaniards and 33 percent of Britons had a negative view of the French, according to the Harris/Novatris poll, which questioned more than 1,000 people in each country....
  • Murtha Raises Specter of Pres. Bush's Impeachment in Iraq War Funding Debate

    04/29/2007 8:11:50 AM PDT · by kristinn · 143 replies · 4,309+ views
    Sunday, April 29, 2007 | Kristinn
    In an interview on CBS News' Face the Nation this morning, Rep. John Murtha ('Rat-PA) raised the specter of impeaching President Bush over his refusal to accede to demands by the majority Congressional Democrats to end the war in Iraq.Murtha mentioned impeachment as one of the options to "influence the president" in the current debate on the Iraq war funding bill approved on sharply partisan votes by the House and Senate this week that would mandate an end to active U.S. involvement in Iraq by April 2008.When pressed by Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer whether Murtha was calling for...
  • Four of a Kind (Tokyo Rose, Lord Ha-Ha, Dingy Harry, Pelosi Galore)

    04/26/2007 2:05:21 PM PDT · by llevrok · 9 replies · 266+ views
  • Senate votes to require Iraq withdrawals

    04/26/2007 10:26:19 AM PDT · by 50mm · 236 replies · 10,636+ views
    AP ^ | April 26, 2007 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON - A defiant Democratic-controlled Senate passed legislation Thursday that would require the start of troop withdrawals from Iraq by Oct. 1, propelling Congress toward a historic veto showdown with President Bush on the war. The 51-46 vote was largely along party lines, and like House passage of the same bill a day earlier, fell far short of the two-thirds margin needed to overturn the president's threatened veto. Neverthe less, the legislation is the first binding challenge on the war that Democrats have managed to send to Bush since they reclaimed control of both houses of Congress in January.
  • ...if Harry Reid’s right and we’ve lost the war, who won?

    04/25/2007 2:08:00 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 25 replies · 1,470+ views
    From last night’s Special Report with Brit Hume: —On Harry Reid and Iraq— MORT KONDRACKE: But, you know, you have a dynamic going where everybody is ratcheting up their rhetoric and ratcheting up their position or making it more [confrontational], and I wonder whether there’s going to be a deal reached here. If there’s not a deal reached, the troops don’t get their money. If troops don’t get their money then they begin hurting as of a certain point. And I got to say, you know, if al Qaeda is watching American television, watching what’s going on in the United...
  • Oregon Democrats introduce Burqa bill

    04/17/2007 7:05:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies · 672+ views
    Oregon Legislature ^ | April 16, 2007 | Democrats
    74th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2007 Regular Session House Bill 3539 Sponsored by Representatives HUNT, ROBLAN; Representatives BEYER, BOONE, CANNON, CLEM, D EDWARDS, GELSER, KOTEK, READ, RILEY SUMMARY The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor's brief statement of the essential features of the measure as introduced. Requires employer to provide reasonable accommodation to religious observance or practices of employee unless providing accommodation would impose undue hardship on employer. Requires employer to permit employee to use certain leave...
  • British navy suspends boarding operations in northern Gulf

    04/07/2007 7:31:15 AM PDT · by kc8ukw · 170 replies · 2,652+ views ^ | April 6, 2007 | DPA
    London - The British navy has suspended all boarding operations of cargo vessels in the northern Gulf while a complete review of the practice is under way following the capture - and release - of 15 navy personnel by Iran, it was confirmed Friday. The head of the British Navy, Admiral Jonathon Band, said in a BBC interview that the boarding operations of merchant vessels suspected of illegal cargo had been suspended while a "complete review" of the incident which led to the sailors being seized is carried out.
  • Britain Suspends Persian Gulf Drills

    04/06/2007 5:50:30 PM PDT · by racing fan · 40 replies · 1,056+ views
    Prensa Latina ^ | 4/6/2007
    London, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The British Navy suspended its maneuvers Friday in the Persian Gulf, where Iranian authorities captured 15 soldiers of the European country for entering their territorial waters. The chief of the Royal Navy, Adm. Jonathon Band, considered it necessary to suspend the drills for the moment, and called for reviewing British patrol regulations.
  • Yemeni killed in Koran abuse protest (Is this for real???)

    03/25/2007 10:41:25 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 898+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 26 March 2007
    A YEMENI was killed today in clashes with police as workers at a gas export terminal in southern Yemen protested at a French engineer's alleged desecration of the Koran, a local official said. "One worker was killed and others were arrested following clashes with police who intervened" to contain the protest at the terminal being built by the French company Total in Balhaf port, he said, requesting anonymity. "After a fight between a French engineer and another who is Yemeni, the Frenchman - to enrage the Yemeni - threw a Koran on the floor in an offensive way," the official...
  • The Time for Action on Iraq (MEGABARF AL_JAZEERA TREASON ALERT!)

    03/14/2007 11:39:53 AM PDT · by rfp1234 · 14 replies · 560+ views
    Al-Jazeerah ^ | 3/14/2007 | Dennis J Kucinich
    The Time for Action on Iraq By Dennis J Kucinich Al-Jazeerah, March 14, 2007 Democratic leaders are poised to give President Bush another $120 billion to expand the war into Iran Democratic leaders are poised to give President Bush another $120 billion ($120,000,000,000) for the war, more than enough money to keep out troops in Iraq through the end of his term and enough money to expand the war into Iran. Democratic leaders want to fund the war while saying they oppose the war. They are promising to use the war as a campaign issue against Republicans in 2008. We...
  • France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence

    03/06/2007 8:56:22 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 72 replies · 1,954+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 03/06/2007 | Peter Sayer
    The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday. The council chose an unfortunate anniversary to publish its decision approving the law, which came exactly 16 years after Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney King were filmed by amateur videographer George Holliday on the night of March 3, 1991. The officers’ acquittal at the...
  • House Approves Bill Opposing Troop Surge

    02/16/2007 12:35:02 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 1,136+ views ^ | Feb 16 3:26 PM US/Eastern | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq on Friday, opening an an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops. The vote on the nonbinding measure was 246-182.
  • These Colors Don't Run..

    02/16/2007 6:24:54 AM PST · by xcamel · 9 replies · 476+ views
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    These Colors Do.
  • French have attitude problem says New Yorker

    02/15/2007 12:59:19 PM PST · by george76 · 52 replies · 1,577+ views
    Financial Times ^ | February 14 2007 | Joe Perella
    Paris is less attractive for international financial companies than London partly because of French attitudes to business, according to a leading US investment banker. “London made it very attractive for people to come there and work there, and I think in France, quite frankly, attitudes exist that cause people to shy away from that part of the world in terms of being a financial centre,” ... Mr Perella pointed to concerns about “raids” on international companies by the French tax authorities. “There have been a lot of stories ...of raids into people’s homes and offices to seize their computers to...
  • Freeze jail diet cash, says victim (Dhimmi Alert)

    02/14/2007 2:28:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 477+ views
    The Austrailian ^ | February 14, 2007 | Hedley Thomas
    Freeze jail diet cash, says victim Hedley Thomas February 14, 2007 ONE of the victims of a Brisbane pedophile who was controversially awarded $2000 compensation for being refused fresh halal meat in prison has urged the Queensland Government to freeze the funds and launch an appeal. The woman, now in her late 20s, said she was still receiving counselling to help her cope with severe trauma arising from the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Sharif Mahommed. "He could flush that money down the toilet and it would be better than going into his pocket," she told The...
  • House Initiates Anti-war Motion(Surrender Monkeys)

    02/13/2007 6:51:00 AM PST · by kellynla · 10 replies · 426+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Charles Hurt and S.A. Miller
    House Democrats introduced a war resolution yesterday condemning President Bush's plan to send reinforcement troops to Iraq, but their anti-war supporters say it misses the point because it doesn't simply cut funding for the war. "Congress disapproves of the decision" to send 21,500 more troops to the Middle East, states the resolution. It says Congress will "continue to support and protect" U.S. armed forces but doesn't address cutting war funds -- the only tool Congress has for ending the war. The nonbinding statement of disapproval was drafted by two senior Democrats, Reps. Ike Skelton of Missouri and Tom Lantos of...
  • ACLU Attorney: Beheadings No Worse than Rendition Flights

    02/07/2007 7:50:24 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 833+ views ^ | Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | Dylan Kissane
    ACLU: Rendition Flights = Beheading Tuesday, Feb 6, 2007 Another day, another serving of crazy from Al Jazeera International. The cable news channel that has previously presented serial liar Robert Fisk as a credible source tonight served up Steven Watt of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the Riz Khan Show. Steven Watt is Senior Human Rights Advisor and ACLU Attorney on the El-Masri v. Tenet lawsuit, the suit through which the ACLU is challenging the process of extraordinary rendition flights by the US. You can see Watt in this YouTube video uploaded by the ACLU on the El-Masri...
  • France tell U.S. to Sign Climate Pacts or Face Tax

    02/03/2007 7:42:03 PM PST · by seanmerc · 62 replies · 1,451+ views ^ | February 1, 2007 | Katrin Bennhold
    President Jacques Chirac has demanded that the United States sign both the Kyoto climate protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012. He said that he welcomed last week’s State of the Union address in which President Bush described climate change as a “serious challenge” and acknowledged that a growing number of American politicians now favor emissions cuts. But he warned that if the United States did not sign the agreements, a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty could be imposed to...
  • France Tells U.S. to Sign Climate Pacts or Face Tax

    02/01/2007 7:38:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 298 replies · 13,074+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/1/07 | Katrin Bennhold
    PARIS, Jan. 31 — President Jacques Chirac has demanded that the United States sign both the Kyoto climate protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012. He said that he welcomed last week’s State of the Union address in which President Bush described climate change as a “serious challenge” and acknowledged that a growing number of American politicians now favor emissions cuts. But he warned that if the United States did not sign the agreements, a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty...
  • Sign the Pledge! No Support for Republicans who vote with Democrats against Iraq Mission

    01/25/2007 8:48:47 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 95 replies · 2,053+ views
    If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless...
  • Faux-protesters say 'No to 2007'

    01/03/2007 7:36:35 AM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 381+ views
    UPI ^ | Jan. 1
    Hundreds of people in Nantes, France, staged a tongue-in-cheek protest against the arrival of 2007. The faux-protesters chanted against the New Year Sunday while waving banners declaring "No to 2007" and "Now is better," the BBC reported Monday. The assembled crowd called on world leaders and the United Nations to intervene in the "mad race" of time and declare a moratorium on the future. Organizers of the event joked that the rain meeting the protest was a sign that weather is on their side. Shortly after midnight passed with the protester's demands remaining unmet, they realigned their efforts against a...
  • Coast Guard Won't Conduct Firearm Exercises On Great Lakes

    12/18/2006 12:32:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies · 1,368+ views ^ | December 18, 2006 | AP
    Coast Guard Won't Conduct Firearm Exercises On Great Lakes Proposal Withdrawn Amid Criticism From U.S., Canadian Mayors December 18, 2006 WASHINGTON -- Three congressmen said the U.S. Coast Guard is giving up on its plan to conduct live machine-gun firing exercises on the Great Lakes. The lawmakers said the Coast Guard's commandant has told them the controversial proposal will be withdrawn. A Coast Guard spokesman could not immediately comment. The plan has been criticized by several U.S. and Canadian mayors, business leaders and environmentalists who said it could be unsafe and disruptive. Coast Guard officials had stressed in hearings around...
  • Chief reporter urges Brits to hug a Muslim

    12/18/2006 8:53:01 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies · 870+ views
    Press Gazette ^ | Monday, 18 December 2006 | Sarah Lagan
    Chief reporter urges readers to hug a Muslim By Sarah Lagan Monday, 18 December 2006 A Jersey Evening Post journalist is making a late bid to reach the top of the charts this Christmas by dressing as a reindeer and urging the nation to "hug a Muslim". Anthony Lewis, assistant editor and chief reporter at the Evening Post, has written and performed a pop song titled Colour This Time (Hug a Muslim) and plans to challenge the likes of the XFactor contestants to the top spot and remind us not be greedy and materialistic at Christmas. In the video, Lewis,...
  • France to pull elite troops from Afghanistan

    12/17/2006 12:44:46 PM PST · by lizol · 89 replies · 1,968+ views ^ | December 17, 2006
    France to pull elite troops from Afghanistan Last Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2006 | 1:54 PM ET CBC News France will withdraw its 200 special forces troops from Afghanistan within weeks, authorities announced Sunday. The elite soldiers have been serving under U.S. forces in the southeast, battling Taliban and al-Qaeda militants. The rest of France's contribution in Afghanistan — about 1,100 troops — have been under NATO leadership and stationed in the relatively safe capital, Kabul. French authorities have resisted repeated calls from NATO leaders and individual countries in the coalition, including Canada, for the troops to be deployed in...