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    05/03/2006 10:35:22 AM PDT · by MikeA · 68 replies · 3,378+ views
    05/03/06 | MikeA
    I don't know if this will interest anyone, but I had an e-mail exchange yesterday with a former co-worker now working for a different company out in New York City. He was a major lib. when he worked for the company I'm with and he and I use to get into some heated exchanges. I'm providing this not to pat myself on the back, but to provide something you can use when you get similar boilerplate attacks from your liberal friends since they're all basically reading off the same script. Anyway, after first e-mailing me yesterday saying he doesn't know...
  • An Open Letter to Republican TALKING HEADS

    03/22/2006 6:23:31 AM PST · by Timeout · 56 replies · 1,329+ views
    vanity | 3/21/06 | Timeout
    I've been around FR for 9 years. I've never posted a Vanity before. But I've had a bellyful of the dangerous rhetoric I hear and read every day. The letter below is a shout out to Republicans who purport to represent me on TV and in the press. It's probably ragged and long, but I think it's imperative for you to read it and consider it when you're developing your daily "talking points".
  • Kofi Annan says Saddam's WMD admission irrelevant, we should just "move on"

    02/16/2006 5:43:00 PM PST · by seamus · 20 replies · 951+ views
    Feb. 16, 2006 | FNS transcripts
    From Kofi Annan's press briefing today.... Q: On the tapes purporting that Saddam Hussein had warned the Americans that a WMD terrorist attack was coming, but not from Iraq. Do you take that seriously, or do you think it's water under the bridge and the whole thing should be forgotten? SEC.-GEN. ANNAN: I really haven't read in detail all these comments. At this stage, I think we should move on. We have a very challenging situation in Iraq which should be of interest to all of us to do whatever we can to stabilize. I would want to focus on...
  • Video - The Odd Couple: Senator John Kerry and Osama Bin Laden - The Quotes

    02/06/2006 4:04:30 AM PST · by rabair · 4 replies · 407+ views ^ | February 5, 2006 |
    I created this little video the other day, in honor of Kerry and Bin Laden's almost identical statements... It was spawned of my disgust at the Washington Post calling Pat Robertson and Ahmadinejad a "duo", etc. a few weeks back, and ignoring all the Bin Laden tape quotes that sound like they were ripped right out of the Dems playbook. I'm to lazy to copy everything over, so just read my post for the history, that also links to other old posts for more background, and then watch the video. This was my first attempt at using "Windows Movie Maker",...
  • Deconstructing Bin Laden's Talking Points

    02/01/2006 6:15:58 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 5 replies · 698+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 01 february 2006 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We don't know whether the latest and much-discussed Osama bin Laden tape was recorded recently. But the harangue is still a valuable reflection of the current Al Qaeda hierarchy that broadcast it to the world. First, things must be going very badly for the terrorists to propose a cease-fire: "We don't mind offering you a long-term truce." In truth, the winning side does not ask for a reprieve. Losing autocrats--whether the officers of the German army in the summer of 1918 or Hitler's cadre in the spring of 1945--always "don't mind" sending out peace feelers in the 11th hour to...
  • Bin Laden/DNC Deliver Joint 'State of The Jihad' Message

    01/25/2006 9:32:44 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 534+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 1/26/06 | Christopher G. Adamo
    Next Tuesday, President Bush is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the Union message to the nation. Not surprisingly, Democrats are already reveling in their plans for a rebuttal, in which they will no doubt repeat the pattern of past years and simply contradict everything the president says. Word is out that they intend to field Virginia's newly elected Governor, Timothy Kaine, for this task. Among Democrats, Kaine is considered to be a "rising star" (they seem to have many) with possible presidential potential. Sadly for liberal Democrats in the media and on Capitol Hill, their best talking points...
  • bin Laden bin Readin'

    01/24/2006 6:47:07 PM PST · by hope · 15 replies · 735+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | 1-23-06 | Jack Kinsella -
    Terror - Islam Monday, January 23, 2006 - Omega Letter Editor In his first message in more than a year, Osama bin Laden made a return appearance on al-Jazeera to dictate what were, in effect, terms of surrender to the United States. Not Osama's surrender. AMERICA's surrender. The CIA has since authenticated the voice on the tape as Osama bin Laden's and time references contained within the body of the message confirm that Osama was alive in mid-December when the tape was made and is probably still alive today.Intelligence authorities were examining why bin Laden would be speaking out after...
  • Matthews Explains His Bin Laden "Sounds Like an Over-The-Top Michael Moore" Remark

    01/22/2006 5:23:18 PM PST · by Only Waxing · 17 replies · 1,504+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/21/06 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews got himself into some hot water Thursday evening when he suggested that Osama bin Laden in his recently released tape sounded “like an over-the-top Michael Moore here, if not a Michael Moore” (video link to follow). On last night’s installment, Matthews invited on MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to discuss this issue in greater detail (video link to follow). After being asked by Matthews if bin Laden was playing politician, Scarborough moved the discussion in a media direction: “You look at, like, for instance, him saying that George Bush went to war because of -- because he...
  • More Media Representatives Wonder if Osama bin Laden is Reading the NY Times

    01/22/2006 4:44:56 PM PST · by Only Waxing · 12 replies · 1,001+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/21/06 | Noel Sheppard
    As reported yesterday by NewsBusters’ Mark Finkelstein, Katie Couric of NBC’s “Today Show” wondered aloud on yesterday’s program if Osama bin Laden might be getting information from the New York Times. It turns out that Couric isn’t the only media representative asking this same question. A just released Editor and Publisher article reported on more such media opining. First, MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson said the following on that network’s “Scarborough Country” Thursday evening (full transcript to follow): “By the merchants of war who financed Bush's presidential campaign, in the words of Osama bin Laden and many on the left...
  • Tucker Carlson: Bin Laden Getting 'Talking Points' from 'NY Times'

    01/21/2006 10:29:51 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies · 1,606+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Staff
    Published: January 21, 2006 12:10 PM ET NEW YORK While much of the liberal blogosphere, and political figures such as Sen. John Kerry, remain inflamed over comments by MSNBC's Chris Matthews on "Hardball" on Thursday--in which he suggested that Osama bin Laden, in his latest video tape, sounded an awful lot like fillmmaker Michael Moore--The New York Times has also now been linked to Osama by another cable news pundit. On Friday night, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough weighed in on the subject, going beyond Moore to claim that bin Laden was also borrowing language or ideas from the likes of Howard...
  • Bob Schieffer: Osama bin Laden Used John Kerry's Talking Points

    01/21/2006 8:49:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 1,573+ views
    Bob Schieffer: Osama bin Laden Used John Kerry's Talking Points 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden may have borrowed some of Sen. John Kerry's talking points for the audiotaped message he released on Thursday - veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer said Saturday. Asked whether bin Laden had expressed "almost the same" sentiments that Kerry did during an appearance on Schieffer's "Face the Nation" broadcast in December, the CBS anchorman told WABC Radio's Mark Simone: "Well, he did. That's exactly right." Back then, Kerry complained to Schieffer: "There is no reason that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes...
  • Byron York: Plagiarism? Bloggers don’t seem to mind

    11/09/2005 7:10:10 PM PST · by Jean S · 5 replies · 985+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/05 | Byron York
    Suppose a Democratic strategist wrote an open letter to colleagues and clients analyzing this week’s election returns. “Republicans have very little to cheer about this election,” he said with some satisfaction. “But off-year elections are rarely harbingers of future performance. Democrats actually did quite well in 2003, to little effect in 2004.” Suppose further that the Democratic strategist signed his name to the letter and distributed it widely.And then suppose one more thing: that the Democratic strategist had not actually written those words but had lifted them wholesale from a liberal blog. (In fact, those words do come from such...
  • White House urged to 'come clean' in CIA leak case (RATs Gone Wild)

    11/06/2005 12:19:21 AM PST · by indianrightwinger · 82 replies · 1,620+ views
    CNN ^ | November 5, 2005
    White House urged to 'come clean' in CIA leak case Maryland Democrat tells Bush to honor pledge to fire officials Saturday, November 5, 2005; Posted: 3:32 p.m. EST (20:32 GMT) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush should "come clean" about any White House officials involved in the leak of the name of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame and "honor his pledge to fire all those involved," Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland said Saturday in the Democrats' weekly radio address. "It's been one week since the vice president's chief of staff was indicted, and there are still very serious questions about how...
  • Reid All About It: Harry Reid's Top Ten Leadership Flubs

    11/02/2005 11:32:07 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 1,198+ views
    NUMBER ONE: Pulls "Cheap Trick" And Shuts Down U.S. Senate:The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Democrats Did Not Deny It Was A Stunt: A Brazen Effort To Change The Subject From The Supreme Court Confirmation Of Sam Alito ..." (Dana Milbank, "Mad About You," The Washington Post, 11/2/05) Milbank: "It Was A Cheap Trick ..." (Dana Milbank, "Mad About You," The Washington Post, 11/2/05) CNN's Lou Dobbs: "One Minute This Afternoon The U.S. Senate Was Doing The People's Business, The Next, The Senate Was Shut Down In Absolute Secrecy." (CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight," 11/1/05) Dobbs: "The Democrats' Strategy Of Shutting Down...
  • Democrats Close Senate to Push War Probe(Tail wagging the dog...)

    11/01/2005 6:15:58 PM PST · by kellynla · 14 replies · 920+ views ^ | November 1, 2005 | staff/Ted Barrett
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democrats forced the Senate into a closed session Tuesday to pressure the Republican majority into completing an investigation of the intelligence underpinning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Democrats demanded that Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts move forward on a promised investigation into how Bush administration officials handled prewar intelligence about Iraq's suspected weapons programs. The probe would be a follow-up to the July 2004 Intelligence Committee report that blamed a "series of failures" by the CIA and other intelligence agencies for the mistaken belief among U.S. policymakers that Iraq had restarted its chemical, biological and nuclear weapons...
  • RNC: Myth/Fact On Harriet Miers' Qualifications

    10/03/2005 2:48:40 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 72 replies · 1,843+ views
    Myth: Miers Is Not Qualified To Be Supreme Court Justice:Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law Professor: "No One That I Know Of Would Have Put Harriet Miers On Any List For The Court. She Just Doesn't Have The Resume To Justify A Position." (MSNBC's "News Live," 10/3/05)Fact: Miers Has Tremendous Legal Qualifications:"In Her Time In The Administration, Ms. Miers Has Addressed Numerous Legal And Policy Questions At The Highest Levels Of Decisionmaking, Most Recently Serving As The Counsel To The President Of The United States." (The White House, Fact Sheet, 10/3/05)"In 1985, Ms. Miers Was Selected As The First Woman...
  • Matthews: Can You Name A Conviction? (Hardballer challenges bogus lib talking point - with Video)

    10/01/2005 5:41:06 AM PDT · by frankjr · 36 replies · 2,388+ views
    NRO Media Blog ^ | 9/30/05 | Stephen Spruiell
    I've criticized Chris Matthews several times this week, so it's only fair that I give him credit for doing the right thing tonight when liberal Mark Green went off on how corrupt the Bush administration is and started ticking off indictments: MATTHEWS: Can you name a conviction, Mark? GREEN: Hold it, hold it. What I said was — MATTHEWS: Can you name a conviction? GREEN: One second. What I said was that six people — three people have been indicted — by the way Chris, if you and I have been indicted, it doesn't mean we're guilty, but we wouldn't...
  • Cindy Sheehan Cuts & Runs, Leaves NPR Host Dumbfounded

    08/30/2005 11:33:27 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 194 replies · 8,338+ views
    NPR Talk of the Nation ^ | August 30, 2005 | NPR
    Rush transcript of NPR's Neil Conan, speaking by phone with Cindy Sheehan: NC: Very nice of you to be with us today. CS: [cheerfully] Oh, thank youuu! NC: I know that you were, uh, out in California last week because your mother was ill. How’s she doing? CS: Um, she’s doing better. They’re trying to keep her from having another stroke. And if she doesn’t have another stroke, she should be able to recover. NC: That’s good news. Now, tell us, a little bit about your son, Casey. CS: My son Casey was an amazing human being. He was gentle,...
  • ZOT!!! Nobody cares what you’d “actually like.”

    08/19/2005 1:36:57 PM PDT · by LetsHearIt · 193 replies · 3,994+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard | 8-19-2005 | letter to the editor
    To the editor: One would think that the president of the United States holds the most stressful job ever. Isn't it wonderful that our pompous president is in such excellent condition healthwise? And why not? His eligible daughters aren't in Iraq protecting our country like so many others, more than 1,800 who have given their lives for a war that he started. With a smirk on his face, he says, "We will stay the course." Who is "we?" Not him or his family. Heck no. He's on a month's vacation. If he's so gung-ho about this war, show us some...
  • Democrats sing in the 'abuse of power' chorus

    08/04/2005 12:30:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,510+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2005 | Byron York
    Quick: What do you call President Bush’s decision to recess-appoint John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations? “Abuse of power,” says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “Abuse of power,” says Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). “Abuse of power,” says Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. The Democrats’ one-note response to the Bolton appointment brings to mind an article that appeared recently in The New York Times Magazine. Reporter Matt Bai looked into the party’s efforts to “frame” the political debate in Washington — that is, to come up with a new vocabulary to make Democratic positions seem more...