Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $68,865
81%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 81%!! Less than $17k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: taylor

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Navy veteran sues for right to burial with lesbian spouse in Idaho

    07/07/2014 8:55:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A gay veteran who was denied her wish to be buried one day with her late lesbian spouse in an Idaho military cemetery filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing the state of violating her constitutional right to equal protection by not recognizing her same-sex union.
  • NC-03: Griffin goes ‘toe-to-toe’ with Laura Ingraham

    05/07/2014 2:05:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Brant Clifton
    A bit of advice before going on Laura Ingraham’s radio program: Put on your Big Boy / Big Girl Pants. (Laura is tough. She throws no softballs, and makes you defend every pause, comma and apostrophe.) Renee Ellmers went on the show, and things didn’t go very well. Taylor Griffin, the GOP primary challenger to 3rd district incumbent Walter Jones, put himself in Laura’s hot seat on Tax Day. Griffin is painting himself as a “conservative” alternative to Jones. Ingraham defended Jones, painting him as a solid social conservative with a more populist, Pat Buchanan-style Republicanism.
  • Challenger to Walter Jones on immigration: "I don't want to put myself in boxes"

    04/15/2014 6:56:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Laura Ingraham hosted Taylor Griffin challenging Walter Jones in North Carolina. Griffin said that while Jones, after being a Democrat, became a Republican but has worked since with the Democrats. Griffin said he is against amnesty as the GOP should be for the rule of law. He is for continuing deportations.
  • Fisher More Refuses to “Censor” Her Faculty: Therefore Fisher More Shall have no more Mass

    03/06/2014 6:12:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | March 5, 2014 | Brian McCall, JD
    The Internet and news sources are all abuzz with the brutal suppression of the Liturgical life of Fisher More College by the newly installed bishop of Fort Worth. In a summary act, without a hearing or even an opportunity to be heard and without even informing the College of their purported offenses, he illicitly declared the college under an effective interdict. Yes, he did not invoke a true canonical interdict. That would have required at least a façade of a canonical proceedings and a post-trial appeal process. Rather, he simply in a pure act of fiat legal positivism declared a...
  • A Song for Our American Times...

    12/14/2013 10:15:28 AM PST · by madison10 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1854 | Stephen Foster
    Hard Times Come Again No More1. Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears, While we all sup sorrow with the poor; There's a song that will linger forever in our ears; Oh hard times come again no more. Chorus: Tis the song, the sigh of the weary, Hard Times, hard times, come again no more Many days you have lingered around my cabin door; Oh hard times come again no more. 2. While we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay, There are frail forms fainting at the door; Though their voices are silent,...
  • Glenn Taylor filmed pushing 2,000-pound rock one month after filing lawsuit saying he was disabled

    10/20/2013 5:27:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/13 | Nina Golgowski
    A heavyweight rock crusher's disability claim is being slammed by critics as more mental than physical. Glenn Taylor — who infamously filmed his ability to knock over an ancient 2,000-pound sandstone with his bare hands — filed a lawsuit claiming "debilitating" physical injury weeks before the stunt's filming, it has been revealed. Taylor, seen destroying a 200 million-year-old goblin sandstone formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park last week, filed a personal injury lawsuit last month claiming to have been disabled after a car crash four years ago.
  • Stanford’s Taylor Suggests Ending QE Earlier, Hall Claims Little Evidence That It Worked

    08/24/2013 1:04:38 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Stanford University economist John Taylor feels that ‘Sooner the Better’ for Fed to unwind quantitative easing. Here is Taylor’s take on the first day of the Jackson Hole party. According to Taylor, academics outside the Fed revealed considerable skepticism about the effectiveness of the Fed’s quantitative easing and forward guidance programs. Of course Fed officials did not express the same doubts. The first paper was by Bob Hall. It argued that neither quantitative easing nor forward guidance was effective, or as he put it, “Both quantitative easing and forward guidance, as implemented by the Fed, are obviously weak instruments.” He...
  • Collegian, 21, Is Rescued Off Mountain After Getting High On Mushrooms, Stripping Off Her Clothes

    05/22/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 57 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 5-20-2013 | TSG
    Meet Taylor Powers. The college student, 21, had to be rescued yesterday afternoon off a Colorado mountain after she ingested mushrooms, stripped off her clothes, and scuffled with two classmates with whom she had been hiking. After receiving a 911 call that a female hiker was “high on mushrooms and in distress,” Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies and other assorted rescue personnel (35 in total) responded to Chautauqua Park. Powers, seen above, was located by a park ranger who discovered that the University of Colorado undergrad had “removed all of her clothing and was being restrained” by two male companions....
  • Since January 2009, 827 Thousand Added to Labor Force While 8.206 Million NOT in Labor Force

    10/15/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/15/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    We all know that the employment situation in the is horrible. Average duration of unemployment of 40 weeks and a 14.7% unemployment/underemployment rate. \ Since January 2009: The good news is that 827,000 more people have been added to the labor force! (Blue line) The BAD news is that 8,206,000 more people are NOT in the labor force! (Red line) That is almost a 10:1 ratio of people NOT joining the labor force over people who are joining the labor force. As John Taylor at Stanford University has noted, this is the WORST economic recovery since 1882. These figures support...
  • The Stagnant Housing Recovery and The Slowest Economic Recovery Since 1882

    10/14/2012 10:32:48 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/14/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The housing market has been stagnant since the housing bubble and burst. One of the reasons for the stagnant housing recovery is that slowest economic recovery since 1882. According to Stanford economist John Taylor, the current economic recovery is the slowest since 1882. Economic growth is generally strong following recessions, but not this time around. According to Taylor, “Growth was nearly 4 times stronger on average in the past recoveries. The only recovery in this list in which growth was as weak as this one followed the 1990-91 recession, but that was from a very shallow recession with output declining...
  • Hey, girl: Duran Duran’s John Taylor ‘likes Ryan, basically,’ thinks Biden was ‘a bit of a d***'

    10/14/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 14, 2012
    Hey, girls (on film), he’s not just a pretty face! Duran Duran’s John Taylor seems to agree with many on Twitter, including Tawny Kitaen, who called Joe Biden an “embarrassing jackass.” The consensus is that Joe Biden’s debate performance was disgraceful, from the creepy smirk to the cranky old man attitude, capped off by his shameful laughing at the issues.
  • Rain washes out DNC opening festivities (James Taylor, Jeff Bridges all wet)

    09/04/2012 2:43:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    My Fox AL ^ | 9/03/12 | Cecelia Hanley
    Rain washes out DNC opening festivitiesBy Cecelia Hanley Updated: Sep 03, 2012 11:02 PM EDT CHARLOTTE, NC (RNN) – Mother Nature likes messing with the political process. The Republicans had Hurricane Isaac that postponed their festivities in Tampa, and late afternoon summer thunderstorm cut short CarolinaFest2012 for the Democrats. As native North Carolinian James Taylor sang "You've Got a Friend," the skies opened up and people ran for cover under awnings, hotel drive ups, parking garages and covered restaurant patios. Many lingered to see if the concert would continue after a rain delay, but organizers canceled the event. Earlier in...
  • Naomi Campbell Will Likely Be Subpoenaed in War Crimes Case Against Former Liberian President

    05/21/2010 12:04:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies · 586+ views
    FoxNews,com ^ | May 21, 2010
    Prosecutors trying former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war crimes are asking judges to subpoena supermodel Naomi Campbell as a witness in the U.N. case against the exiled leader. Prosecutors filed a motion asking for Campbell’s testimony about uncut “blood diamonds” given to Campbell by Taylor while the two attended a dinner at the home of South African president Nelson Mandela in 1997.
  • Firm that paid Obama adviser in business with warlord-tied official

    08/11/2012 9:59:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/2012 | By Richard Cohen
    A South African company in the spotlight for paying $100,000 in speaking fees to White House adviser David Plouffe is also in business with a Liberian official under U.N. sanctions for his ties to convicted war criminal and former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. That's among the latest details to emerge on the connections involving MTN Group, a subsidiary of which paid President Obama's former campaign manager for engagements in late 2010, shortly before he joined the White House. The ties to Liberia's bloody Taylor era center on Benoni Urey, who was commissioner of maritime affairs in Liberia during Taylor's reign....
  • Former CEO Accused of Targeting Churchgoers (Young black man who preached hope may be a FRAUD!)

    11/02/2011 8:20:53 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 10/31/11 | G Bluestein
    With confidence and zeal, Ephren Taylor riveted audiences at mostly black churches with a list of his impressive accomplishments and an uncanny business sense. He had the blessing of top clergy as he gave financial seminars from the pulpit on Sundays, promising rock-solid investments — only many of the churchgoers said they haven't seen a dime.
  • Poll shows Ohio Sen. Brown leading potential GOP challengers

    06/01/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2011 | Sean J. Miller
    Brown was thought to be in for a tough reelection race, in part, because his party was decimated in the state last cycle. Democrats lost five House seats, the governor's mansion and failed to pick up the open Senate seat in Ohio last November. But a new survey by Public Policy Polling showed Brown with a comfortable lead over his potential challengers. Former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell trails Brown by 51-33, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (R) loses to the Democrat, 50-31 and former State Sen. Kevin Coughlin (R) trails by a similar deficit. State Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) and...
  • Elizabeth Taylor, RIP

    03/23/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 306 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter breaking news | 3/23/11 | self
    Twitter BReaking news - RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Several news organizations confirming.
  • What Did Not Happen at the 2009 CWA

    03/18/2011 6:02:42 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau Forum ^ | 18 March AD 2011 | Marshall Hahn
    At the Conference of Bishops Academy on January 6, 2011, Dr. Walter Taylor was asked to give a presentation on the concerns of those "troubled by the use of the Bible in Churchwide 2009 documents and decisions." He presented 11 points outlining "what did not happen" at the 2009 Churchwide Assembly. (Pr. Tony Metz listed these on his blog, "The Bible Is God's Word - Lutheran Style." I contacted Dr. Taylor to be sure these were accurate, and they are.) His 11 points: 1. What did not happen: adequate use of the Bible, especially the Old Testament. 2. What did...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Lena "Blows Her Horn" Taylor pops off on WLS.

    03/05/2011 11:23:22 AM PST · by bigbob · 3 replies
    WLS-AM Still the Big 89 ^ | 3/4/11 | WLS via JamesTHarris Youtube
    Thanks to JamesTHarris for putting this clip up on Youtube. Sit back and enjoy a Fleebagger Meltdown even though it is painful to listen to...
  • Bush's Policy on Argentina Signals Shift in Approach

    01/04/2002 8:05:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/05/2002 | JOSEPH KAHN with DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — Seven years ago this month, President Bill Clinton's economic advisers told him Mexico was hours away from economic default and perhaps chaos on the streets. Mr. Clinton ordered an unpopular multibillion-dollar bailout, over the objections of Congress, but with the support of a prominent Republican governor, George W. Bush of Texas. When Argentina barreled toward a similar default in recent weeks, it was Mr. Bush who had to make the bailout call — and his decision was to let Argentina suffer the consequences of its own economic mismanagement. His aides argue that the circumstances were somewhat ...
  • Democratic candidate: I voted for John McCain

    10/25/2010 11:57:22 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 26, 2010 | Alex Spillius
    A Democratic candidate from Mississippi has said he voted for Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, in the most extreme example of the current midterm campaign of a ostensible ally of Barack Obama distancing themselves from the president. Congressman Gene Taylor represents a district which voted heavily for Mr McCain in 2008. As a conservative Democrat, he has however been re-elected easily 11 times. But after winning Mississippi’s 4th district by a massive 49 percentage points in 2008, his seat is now in danger from Republican challenger Steven Palazzo, who has consistently attacked the incumbent for voting with...
  • Democratic Rep. Taylor says he voted for McCain, not Obama

    10/25/2010 9:09:48 AM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Conservative Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor (Miss.) said over the weekend that voted against his own party when he went to the ballot box to vote for president in 2008. Taylor told the Sun Herald of South Mississippi that he chose Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president over then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)
  • Rep. Taylor becomes first Dem to back repealing health reform

    09/15/2010 2:05:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    A Democratic lawmaker signed onto a Republican petition to repeal healthcare reform. Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) signed onto a discharge petition drafted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Taylor's office confirmed. His office would not offer any additional comment. Taylor is the first Democrat to sign onto the petition, a reflection of the tough electoral climate facing Democrats this fall, especially over healthcare reform. “Adding Rep. Taylor to the discharge petition is a significant step towards repealing Obamacare,” said King. “Rep. Taylor is the first Democrat to sign the discharge petition, and it is my hope that his decision will...
  • Canadian hero of Iran hostage crisis can’t get long-term care bed

    07/31/2010 3:07:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Postmedia News ^ | July 31, 2010 | Mark Brownlee,
    A shortage of spaces in long-term care facilities for veterans will mean an unlikely reunion at an Ottawa hospital room this weekend for a group of Canadians and Americans whose lives intertwined 30 years ago during the Iran hostage crisis. John Sheardown, who was the Canadian Embassy’s chief immigration officer in Iran during the hostage crisis, is hobbled by an injured hip, suffering from dementia and unable to get a bed in a long-term care facility for veterans. So when his former colleagues gather to mark the 30th year since they took six U.S. officials into their homes and helped...
  • James Taylor And Carole King – A Troubadour Reunion, 40 Years In The Making

    06/26/2010 12:53:10 PM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | June 26, 2010 | Gerry Ashley
    The dictionary defines a troubadour as ”one who composes or sings verses or ballads.” History has been littered with them. Some better than others. But to dismiss James Taylor or Carole King as merely troubadours would be like saying a Ferrari is merely a car… a Lear Jet is merely an airplane. Few recording artists have sold more records. Even fewer songwriters have had a greater impact on the lives of the boomer generation. (Click to see details about the amazing reunion concert and how it turned into the hottest tour of the year).
  • Spying On Sarah Palin's Spy, Joe McGinniss. What Do You Know About Him?

    05/28/2010 6:44:26 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 16 replies · 698+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/28/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    WANTED:Facts and info on Palin poop snooper Joe McGinniss. Please, do not threaten. Just The Facts, Ma'am.If you have seen this man in the residential area of Sarah Palin's neighborhood in Wasilla, Alaska, please, report if he is found to be peeking or peeping into Piper's bedroom from a house that resembles this. Ultra Palin-Hater, and author with peccable ethics, Joe McGinnis is attempting to outdo some of his previous sleeze journalism after moving next door and inhabiting a house 15 feet from Sarah Palin's household of children and grandchildren. Evidently, he was lured by a Palin hatin' neighbor....
  • Woman claims Lawrence Taylor did not have sex with teen girl

    05/16/2010 11:45:20 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 19 replies · 983+ views
    AP via Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/14/10 | Colleen Long
    NEW YORK (AP)—A woman has come forward as a defense witness in the sexual assault case against Lawrence Taylor, saying the 16-year-old girl who accused the NFL legend of rape never had sex with him, according to a statement from the woman confirmed Friday by Taylor’s attorney. The 23-year-old woman said in a sworn statement that she accompanied an alleged pimp and the 16-year-old girl to a hotel outside New York City where Taylor was staying. She said the teenager returned to the car with $300 in cash and said: “It was weird … we didn’t even have sex.” “He’s...
  • Republican in Virginia Primary Donated to Obama

    05/12/2010 9:31:10 AM PDT · by pissant · 87 replies · 1,895+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/12/10 | Michelle Oddis
    Scott Rigell, running as the favorite of the GOP establishment in the Republican primary in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, donated $1,000 to Barack Obama, according to opensecrets.com, a research group that tracks money in politics. “Rigell was one of the highest Obama donors in the zip code,” Scott Taylor told HUMAN EVENTS. Taylor, a former Navy SEAL and local business owner, is also running in the Republican primary. Taylor, whose campaign slogan is “Send a SEAL not a RINO,” said, Rigell "didn’t even vote in the Republican primary, and then gave $1,000 to Barack Obama on March 10,” 2008. “In...
  • Former Giants star Lawrence Taylor arrested for rape

    05/06/2010 7:42:41 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 125 replies · 5,103+ views
    NY Post ^ | 05/06/2010 | Staff
    Former Giants great Lawrence Taylor was arrested today for allegedly raping a woman at a Rockland County hotel, authorities said.
  • Send a Navy SEAL to Congress, Not a RINO--Scott Taylor Money Bomb

    03/10/2010 6:43:05 AM PST · by jcb2009 · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    Scott Taylor was a Navy SEAL, he bravely served his nation in the jungles of South America and in the deserts of Iraq. Scott was wounded during a combat mission in Iraq in 2005 and Medivac’d out to safety. Scott Taylor knows first hand what it means to fight and bleed for one’s nation.
  • Buy a House for $1 (Taylor, MI)

    02/11/2010 7:25:00 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 39 replies · 1,244+ views
    WWJ950 ^ | 2-11-09
    One of the first houses built in Taylor is for sale for just $1, but there's a catch. Taylor officials will sell the house for one dollar, but the person buying the home, located at 21528 Northline Road between Pardee and Allen roads, must move it by the end of May. The two-story home was built in 1926. The city wants to use the property to expand Heritage Park. Taylor purchased the foreclosed home under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which allows the city to acquire foreclosed-upon homes and either remodel/repair and sell the dwellings or demolish them. Patrick Depa, Taylor’s...
  • Taylor Swift ~ Is it for kids?

    12/10/2009 9:08:54 PM PST · by incredulous joe · 43 replies · 1,822+ views
    self | December 11, 2009 | Incredulous Joe
    I first have to admit to the fact that I am a total and complete pop culture drop-out; I have never seen an episode of "Sponge Bob", I didn't know what "I'd hit it." meant for the longest time and I really hadn't a clue about who Paris Hilton was, nor what she had done to become so incredibly famous. A word to the wise, DO NOT google Paris Hilton and if you do, make sure the kids are out of the room. Anyway, my daughter, who is 8 years old, came home from a playdate signing Taylor Swift songs....
  • Lawrence Taylor Busted in Miami Car Crash

    11/09/2009 11:00:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 852+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Mon, Nov 9, 2009 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    NFL Hall of Famer busted for leaving scene of car accidentNFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was busted last night in Miami after he left the scene of an accident, according to police. The 50-year-old former NY Giant great was charged with "leaving the scene of accident/property damage" by the Florida Highway Patrol just before 10 p.m. According to the FHP, officers responded to a report of a hit and run on the Palmetto Expressway at 103rd St. just after 6:30 p.m. The officers searched the next exit and found Taylor driving a white car that matched the description of...
  • Not much positive news from Afghanistan / Kosovo is no success story

    11/04/2009 5:29:35 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 7 replies · 506+ views
    The Chronicle Herald (Canada) ^ | November 2, 2009 | Scott Taylor
    AS EVERYONE scrambles to predict a possible future outlook for war-ravaged Afghanistan, the negative variables continue to mount. The Taliban have boldly stepped up their attacks in the power vacuum created by the failed August elections and the countrywide apathy in anticipation of the upcoming Nov. 7 presidential run-off vote. October was by far the deadliest month of the war with 50 Allied soldiers killed, including yet another Canadian. The daring assault against the United States guest house in the fortified centre of Kabul last Tuesday — coincidental with an equally brash attack against the posh foreigners-only Serena Hotel —...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview, Yost, Taylor

    09/12/2009 2:00:31 PM PDT · by ibbetsonusa · 352+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 09-08-09 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Mike Yost, candidate for U.S. House of Reptesentatives. We play some of the lecture of Bob Basso as Thomas Paine at Kansas State University. We also talk to Kristinn Taylor, co-founder of the Wasington D.C. branch of the FreeRepublic on the resignation of green czar Van jones. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • Elizabeth Taylor Will Not Attend Jackson Public Memorial

    07/06/2009 4:18:38 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 13 replies · 3,198+ views
    Dame Elizabeth Taylor will not be attending Michael Jackson’s memorial at Staples Center on Tuesday. The legendary actress posted the news today on her Twitter page, confirming that she had been “asked to speak at Staples Center” but she could not “be part of the public whoopla.” “I said I wouldn’t go to the Staples Center and I certainly don’t want to become part of it. I love him too much,” Taylor continued. “I just don’t believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others. How I feel is between us. Not a public event....
  • The "greatest" -- and "worst" -- presidents Rethinking the presidential rating game

    05/11/2009 8:01:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1,399+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | May 11, 2009 | Wes Vernon
    The trouble with many of the past ratings of America's presidents is that the "consensus" has been arrived at by academics who act alike, do alike, and think alike. In the view of many, they are suspect of viewing history exclusively through the prism of Ivy League faculty lounge discourse. Alvin Stephen Felzenberg (Ph.D.) — who has taken a fresh and comprehensive look at the nation's chief executives in his book The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game — does not challenge the credentials of the conventional historians. Rather, as he explains in...
  • Dem blasts Obama's budget (Mississippi RAT blue dog Rep. Gene Taylor - this isn't 'change.')

    02/26/2009 7:57:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,160+ views
    Political Ticker ^ | 2/26/09 | Deirdre Walsh
    Dem blasts Obama's budgetPosted: 06:29 PM ET February 26, 2009 From CNN Congressional Producer Deirdre Walsh (CNN) – Mississippi Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor blasted the budget outline President Obama submitted to Capitol Hill today, saying “I don’t like it…change is not running up even bigger deficits that George Bush did.” “That’s what George Bush did very well. Apparently that’s what President Obama is doing.” Taylor, a conservative “blue dog” who voted against the stimulus bill, noted he was still reviewing the plan but was troubled by the additional amount of spending for many government programs on top of the recent...
  • A Few Good Men: Dems who voted "No" or present

    02/14/2009 12:03:50 AM PST · by APStyle7 · 14 replies · 867+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 2/13/2009 | HC
    More on this later, but wanted to get the name of the 7 dems who voted "no" on the embarrassing porkulus bill in the House. D's No! Bright (AL) Griffith (AL) Peterson (MN) Shuler (NC) DeFazio (OR) Minnick (ID) Taylor (MS) Present: Lipinski (IL) Flood the phones to Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins' offices!!!!
  • Dems who voted "No" or present

    02/13/2009 12:27:43 PM PST · by APStyle7 · 79 replies · 3,103+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 2/13/2009 | HC
    D's No! Bright (AL) Griffith (AL) Peterson (MN) Shuler (NC) DeFazio (OR) Minnick (ID) Taylor (MS) Present: Lipinski
  • Roy Belfast Jr., A/K/A Chuckie Taylor, Sentenced on Torture Charges

    01/09/2009 3:56:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 404+ views
    US DOJ.gov ^ | January 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/January/09-crm-021.html Roy Belfast Jr., A/K/A Chuckie Taylor, Sentenced on Torture Charges WASHINGTON – Roy M. Belfast Jr. was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga today to 97 years in prison for crimes related to the torture of people in Liberia between April 1999 and July 2003, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta for the Southern District of Florida. Belfast, a/k/a Chuckie Taylor, Charles Taylor Jr., Charles Taylor II and Charles McArther Emmanuel, was convicted on October 30, 2008, by...
  • Ogden: TTC plans may be scrapped

    09/12/2008 4:18:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 206+ views
    The Taylor Daily Press ^ | September 12, 2008 | Philip Jankowski
    In an interview with the Taylor Daily Press, State Sen. Steve Ogden revealed a possible new course for the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor. Instead of building superhighways across the state, Ogden said, the state may opt to augment the Texas Trunk System, a web of rural highways that includes U.S. 79. The plan would expand those highways to four-lane divided highways, while expanding urban infrastructure with toll roads. “We need to limit that concept to existing highways,” Ogden said of the proposed network of superhighways and tiered rail systems. “I passed a bill last session that did that, but [Gov. Rick...
  • A case for the Trans-Texas Corridor

    07/23/2008 6:54:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 380+ views
    The Taylor Daily Press ^ | July 22, 2008 | Philip Jankowski
    Taylor used to be a player in Williamson County, with it and Georgetown vying for funds and the attention of passers-through. But no more, and despite what many city officials will tell you, it will not be a player unless something is done to counteract the rapid growth of surrounding communities. What needs to be done is, Taylor needs to forget its past and embrace something residents see as so vile, that when I first arrived here I thought its mere mention was a dirty word. I am speaking of Rick Perry’s Trans-Texas Corridor. The Texas Department of Transportation (another...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor

    05/15/2008 5:41:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 293+ views
    Taylor Daily Press ^ | May 14, 2008 | Philip Janksowski
    Taylor-area residents Dan and Margaret Byfield hope to become the Trans-Texas Corridor’s worst nightmare. The married couple head up two land rights organizations, the American Land Foundation and Stewards of the Range, that aim to keep rural communities from having land encroached upon by state and federal agencies through eminent domain. Both organizations operate across the U.S., in Wyoming, California, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska, but their current main goal is to challenge TxDOT in hopes of completely eliminating proposals for the quarter-mile wide superhighway. Currently they offer advice to residents of small towns and rural communities on how to...
  • Big Retail Chains Dun Mere Suspects in Theft

    02/20/2008 2:03:50 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/20/08 | Ann Zimmerman
    After Miami handyman Glenn Rudge was accused of shoplifting an $8 set of drill bits at Home Depot, he thought he'd settled the matter when he showed his receipt to prosecutors and they dropped the charge.But a few weeks later, a law firm hired by Home Depot began sending him letters demanding first $3,000, then a total of $6,000, implying he'd be sued if he didn't pay it. In an escalating battle against theft, retailers are going after anyone suspected of shoplifting, turning over their names to lawyers and collection firms, who pursue the suspects for stiff penalties and split...
  • Diamonds routed through Switzerland

    07/11/2004 10:45:19 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 429+ views
    AP ^ | July 10, 2004 | DANIEL BALINT-KURTI
    KINSHASA, Congo -- A U.N.-backed body assigned to curb the sale of conflict diamonds suspended the Republic of Congo from the legitimate diamond trade on accusations the African nation sent millions of dollars in smuggled gems onto the world market. The suspension followed a May 31-June 4 mission to Republic of Congo that found the country was dealing in millions of carats of smuggled diamonds from other African countries. The West African country was sending the gems through the lesser diamond centers of Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates to avoid rigorous controls at the world's diamond hub, Antwerp, Belgium,...
  • 3 Detained in Sean Taylor Homicide

    11/30/2007 9:35:13 AM PST · by khnyny · 61 replies · 135+ views
    MiamiHerald.com ^ | November 30, 2007 | Manny Garcia and David Ovalle
    Miami-Dade detectives have detained at least three people in Lee County for questioning in the death of Washington Redskins football star Sean Taylor. Investigators believe the young men learned of Taylor's house through someone who unwittingly set up the burglary by bragging about the football star's wealth. The suspects include a teenager and two men in their 20s who hail from the Fort Myers area.
  • Skins' Taylor Dies Of Wound

    11/27/2007 3:49:39 AM PST · by Terpfen · 167 replies · 810+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2007 | Associated Press
    MIAMI - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died, says family friend Richard Sharpstein. The 24-year-old player was shot in the upper leg, damaging an artery and causing significant blood loss. Family members were concerned that he could have permanent brain damage. Miami-Dade Police were investigating the attack, which came just eight days after an intruder was reported at Taylor's home. Officers were dispatched about 1:45 a.m. Monday after Taylor's girlfriend called 911. Taylor was airlifted to the hospital. Sharpstein said Taylor's girlfriend told him the couple was awakened by loud noises, and Taylor grabbed a machete he keeps in...
  • Forest Service shouldn’t close sites

    09/30/2007 8:18:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies · 100+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 9/29/2007
    The self-described “Land of Many Uses” will likely have several fewer in the coming years as the U.S. Forest Service explores closing 10 amenities in northern Colorado. The Forest Services employs the “Many Uses” slogan because national forests are home to logging, grazing, mining and recreational pursuits, but the point remains that the agency is the steward of public lands along much of the Front Range. The list for closure includes five sites in Larimer and Boulder counties, including the Tom Bennett Campground on the north flanks of the Mummy Range, picnic areas along the North Fork of the Big...