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  • “Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word

    12/09/2015 10:47:53 AM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Steven Horwitz
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could simply invent new terms to replace the words that seem to cause more heat than light? For example, I have written before of my qualms about using the word capitalism to describe the free-market economy. The word was coined by capitalism's enemies to describe the system that they rejected.
  • Rand Paul reignites the term limits debate

    04/11/2015 5:15:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When Rand Paul announced his official candidacy for the presidency this week he sparked a number of debates, not only in the media and among his opponents, but inside the GOP. One of the less noticed ones revolved around a comment he made during the speech regarding the institution of term limits for congressional offices, similar to what we have for the Oval Office. This drew a quick response from our friend Matt Lewis, who feels that Rand is missing the mark. "During his presidential announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul took a stand for term limits. We limit the...
  • Dem Congresswoman on Obamas Second Term: Just Occupy the SpotThat Would Be an A

    02/11/2014 1:54:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/10/14 | Craig Millward
    ( - Speaking with reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last month, Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said she was so relieved when [Obama] won, and would give Obama an A in his second term if he would just occupy the spot. When asked by a reporter to give a progress report on Obamas second term and to grade him, Moore declined to at first saying, I'm not going to give Obama a grade. Im glad hes there. A Grade compared to what? Compared to Mitt Romney being there? She then compared Obamas second term to what would have happened...
  • New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits

    03/28/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency. The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office. H.J. Res. 15 proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
  • Could a Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits get passed, and would you support it?

    02/12/2013 8:51:43 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 94 replies
    The People | 2/12/2013 | Me it time, finally, for Term Limits? It seems the only way we can BEGIN to get some control over our "public servants." Here is a Gallup poll (FWIW) that says 75% of Americans would approve Term Limits. Could we make it happen? Would you support it?
  • Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduces bill to repeal presidential term limit

    01/06/2013 11:03:32 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 19 replies
    Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) is already looking forward to 2016 and beyond. The congressman yesterday reintroduced a bill to repeal the 22nd amendment establishing term limits for the president.
  • Romney vows to lower jobless rate in first term to 6 percent

    05/23/2012 4:11:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Romney vows to lower jobless rate in first term to 6 percentBy Jonathan Easley - 05/23/12 02:01 PM ET Mitt Romney says his administration would lower the unemployment rate to 6 percent by the end of his first term. I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that wed put in place, wed get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, and perhaps a little lower, Romney says in a Time magazine interview. The 6 percent prediction is a bold claim that Romney will surely be held to by Democrats if hes...
  • Geithner: I won't serve second term (We're saved?)

    01/25/2012 4:30:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Geithner: I won't serve second termBy Peter Schroeder - 01/25/12 04:27 PM ET Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner does not anticipate serving a second term under President Obama. Geithner said in an interview with Bloomberg Television that he is "pretty confident" the president would not ask him to stay on if he is reelected. "I'm confident he'll be president. But I'm also confident he's going to have the privilege of having another secretary of the Treasury," he said, adding that he planned to do "something else." Geithner mulled leaving the administration this summer once a deal to raise the federal debt...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senates two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • U.S. to seek second term on U.N. rights council

    03/30/2011 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/30/11 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The United States will seek a second term on the U.N. Human Rights Council which has made significant progress over the past two years despite a "biased and disproportionate focus on Israel," the State Department said on Thursday. "We believe that U.S. engagement in the Human Rights Council has directly resulted in real progress," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement announcing the decision to seek a new term. Despite opposition by some pro-Israel groups, the Obama administration took the United States into the council in 2009 with a promise to focus on traditional Western concerns...
  • Bachmann: Obama won't be the only one-term prez

    02/15/2011 10:35:06 AM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    Poltico ^ | 2/15/11 | Andy Barr
    Michele Bachmann says whoever emerges as the GOP nominee will have to be prepared to be a one-term president. Bachmann, who hasnt ruled out a run herself in 2012, said in an interview with conservative commentator S.E. Cupp that whoever emerges from the Republican field will have to be prepared to address unpopular issues. Continue Reading They have to have the requisite political courage to stare down the media and all the special interest groups and make it happen, Bachmann said in the interview shown on Glenn Beck's website Monday. They have to be willing to be a one-term president...
  • School district candidates oppose term 'democracy' (and other socialist garbage)

    10/24/2010 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Herald Extra ^ | 10/24/10
    School district candidates oppose term 'democracy'Associated Press Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:41 pm Several school board candidates in the Alpine School District are earning parental support for wanting to eliminate the use of the term 'democracy' from the district's mission statement. The Salt Lake Tribune reports a small group of parents has been protesting Alpine's mission statement, which says it is "educating all students to ensure the future of our democracy." The parents want to scrap the word democracy because they say it is contrary to a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, which describes the nation's government as...
  • Most Americans (54 %) believe Obama should be a one-term president: poll

    10/21/2010 11:00:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2010 | CLEMENTE LISI
    A majority of Americans don't think President Obama deserves to keep his job, a poll released today shows. With less than two weeks to go before the midterm elections, a survey conducted by Gallup shows that only 39 percent of Americans think Obama deserves to be re-elected in 2012. A staggering 54 percent think he should be a one-term president, the poll found. Earlier this year, between 46 and 48 percent of Americans said Obama should be re-elected. The survey also shows that Obama has averaged a job approval rating of 44.7 percent during the first seven quarters of his...
  • Obama: plans to be in office "8-10 years"

    10/04/2010 1:38:37 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 88 replies
    CBS News via ^ | 10-4-2010 | CBS News
    Obama: plans to be in office "8-10 years"
  • One-third of the way through Obama's term, are Americans tiring of a legislator as president?

    06/17/2010 7:35:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1,051+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 6/17/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    American voters have taken many zigs and zags over the years when choosing their country's chief executive. But one of the amazing consistencies is: They prefer chief executives in the executive office. Five of the last six presidents have been executives -- four governors and one sitting vice president. The only exception is the current incumbent, Barack Obama, who as his bipartisan critics tried to point out in 2007-08, had never even run a candy store, let alone a country. He was a law lecturer, a state senator and, briefly, a U.S. senator. He is one of only three sitting...
  • Congressional Reform Act of 2010

    03/16/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT · by MsLady · 20 replies · 405+ views
    Email from my Aunt | March 16, 2010 | ?
    Congressional Reform Act of 2010 1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below. A. Two Six year Senate terms B. Six Two year House terms C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 2. No Tenure / No Pension: A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The...
  • Repya turns to fight for IP endorsement in gubernatorial race

    01/20/2010 4:07:38 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 317+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-20-10 | Billy Salisbury
    Joe Repya is one old soldier who won't fade away. Repya, a 63-year-old retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel from Eagan who served in three wars, today will join a political battle by launching a campaign for the Independence Party endorsement for governor. He's a political newcomer but the veteran of 10 years of combat duty in Vietnam and of the Persian Gulf War and one of the oldest U.S. soldiers to volunteer for Operation Iraqi Freedom said Tuesday, "No other candidate is as battle-tested as I am." He planned to file paperwork with the state campaign finance board today to...
  • Byrd becomes longest-serving Congress member (tributes pour in to the Rat Porker alert)

    11/18/2009 9:57:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 932+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2009 | Laurie Kellman
    <p>West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd became the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history Wednesday, a milestone to be marked with a morning of Senate tributes and a special resolution.</p> <p>It was unclear whether Byrd would be able to attend Wednesday's session.</p>
  • Swine flu pandemic is threat to school term (UK)

    06/12/2009 10:21:51 AM PDT · by john in springfield · 13 replies · 397+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | June 11, 2009 | David Rose and Mark Henderson
    Thousands of schools could be forced to close for weeks on end to stem the spread of swine flu, scientists say. ...the Governments Chief Medical Officer said that several million Britons would fall ill with the H1N1 virus. Sir Liam Donaldson predicted a huge surge of cases when children go back to school in the autumn. Neil Ferguson, an epidemiologist at Imperial College, London, who advises the Government and the WHO, said that widespread illness could lead to schools closing for several weeks, and extensive disruption to businesses and the wider economy... ...Professor Ferguson said that the pandemic could mean...
  • H.J.RES.5, Trying to Remove Presidential Term Limits!

    04/15/2009 2:57:09 AM PDT · by MattAMatt · 21 replies · 1,366+ views
    The Library of Congress ^ | 01/06/2009 | Rep Serrano, Jose E.
    I hate to say I told you so, but "I told you so!" Chavez is mear childs play compared to Obama. H.J.RES.5 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. Committees: House Judiciary Latest Major Action: 2/9/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
  • Definition of Right

    04/09/2009 9:36:35 AM PDT · by ideablitz · 4 replies · 983+ views
    Koh recently said "modern right-protecting democracy" according to "Right" can be defined as -In accordance with fact, reason, or truth. -Fitting, proper, or appropriate. -Most favorable, desirable, or convenient. With this definition, it seems that the right can be anything as long as it is most favorable, desirable, or convenient. Maybe, this isn't what the founding father meant. I think the explicit definition is required.. almost bordering the legalism. can someone define what the "right" is and de-construct the "modern right-protecting democracy"? Thank you
  • House Bill Introduced to Repeal Constitutional Limit on Terms Obama can Serve..

    01/17/2009 12:59:32 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 23 replies · 1,515+ views
    WeaselZippers ^ | 1/16/09
    To be followed by Civil War II.... H. J. Res. 5: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
  • The Rise and Falland Riseof Jewess

    05/22/2008 8:18:44 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 133+ views
    Nextbook ^ | 05.14.08 | Daniel Krieger
    Why are twenty-first-century women reclaiming a derogatory term? In 1980, Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus, an octogenarian scholar of Jewish history, decided to title his new book about Jewish women in America The American Jewess. His publisher, Ktav, told him that was out of the question because the term Jewess was, well, offensive. Marcus, more concerned with historical truth than political correctness, didnt really care. He compromised on the title, calling his study The American Jewish Woman: 16541980, but refused to remove the term from his text. Many Jews today deem it a dirty word and avoid it," he writes in...
  • Chavez' ex-wife proposes reducing term (reduced from six to four years, one re-election chance)

    12/06/2007 4:59:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 100+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/6/07 | Ian James - ap
    BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez's ex-wife said Thursday she is proposing a constitutional amendment to shorten presidential terms, saying the president has been in office long enough. Marisabel Rodriguez said she believes terms should be reduced from six to four years, and allow presidents only one opportunity for re-election. "Four years and re-election ... it gives you enough time," said Rodriguez. "This can be done through an amendment." Her comments came four days after voters narrowly rejected the president's 69 proposed changes to Venezuela's Constitution, including reforms that would have let him run for re-election indefinitely. Chavez and Rodriguez divorced...
  • Term Limits - Success or Failure

    06/12/2007 12:17:06 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 33 replies · 792+ views
    Chuck Plante | June 12, 2007 | backtothestreets
    Many FReepers still consider term limits a remedy to problems that plague our nation. I am located in California where term limits is now the law for all non-federal elective offices. The effort was primarily aimed at removing one person from state politics, Willie Brown, then Speaker of the Assembly. My personal assessment is that term limits has ushered in an era of progressive-liberalism from both the Democratic and Republican parties never imagined. It has also tossed many very capable conservatives from office. I wonder how others assess term limits now. Using California as the example, how many FReepers would...
  • 'Bush may strike Iran near end of term'

    05/16/2007 8:43:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 44 replies · 2,102+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05-16-2007 | STEVE LINDE
    While arguing that economic sanctions against Teheran still have a chance of bearing fruit, a top strategic expert predicted on Tuesday that the Bush administration could conduct a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities toward the end of its term in office. "I, for one, don't exclude the possibility that the US will act," Shai Feldman, currently director of the Crown Center for Middle East studies at Brandeis University, told an editorial meeting of The Jerusalem Post. "My feeling, though, is that if it will act, it will act in the last months of the administration, mostly because I think...
  • Take steps to get finances in shape

    01/15/2007 11:23:02 AM PST · by kawaii · 5 replies · 200+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | By Gail MarksJarvis
    Take steps to get finances in shape Trim expenses this year so you can put more into savings, retirement funds By Gail MarksJarvis Posted January 14, 2007 Just what you need--a few more New Year's resolutions. Yet, if you've already given up on the promise you made to get into shape, perhaps you can try to make your finances a little healthier. And if you are still at it on your workouts or weight-loss program, keep in mind that getting the basics right on your finances can be a lot like losing weight--the hardest part is getting started. When you...
  • New U.S. top court term has abortion, race cases - 'Potential Blockbuster Term'

    09/28/2006 7:37:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 920+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/06 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's new term has cases on abortion, the environment and racial diversity in schools, some of the country's most contentious social issues for a court primed to shift sharply to the right by President George W. Bush's conservative appointees. The nation's highest court, with Bush's two appointees, could decide to limit or overturn recent precedents upholding abortion rights for women and programs to foster a racially diverse student body, legal experts said. "The term is going to be a bellwether on the shift in the court's ideology. The court is revisiting a series of...
  • Abramoff seeks delay in prison term

    09/28/2006 9:41:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 335+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/06 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI - Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former business partner sought a second delay in starting their federal prison sentences for fraud involving the purchase of a gambling fleet. The request, filed jointly by prosecutors and defense attorneys, said that Abramoff is continuing to cooperate in a Washington corruption investigation, and Adam Kidan is providing information about the murder of former SunCruz Casinos owner Konstantinos Boulis. U.S. District Judge Paul Huck was to consider the request, which seeks a 90-day delay, on Thursday afternoon. Abramoff and Kidan are currently scheduled to surrender Oct. 2 to serve prison sentences of...
  • 'None of the Above' term sought on ballot

    07/22/2006 12:37:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 600+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/06 | Beth Rucker - ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A software developer running for governor and the U.S. Senate felt so strongly that voters should have "None of the Above" as a choice that he made it his middle name. The State Election Commission voted 5-0 to nix the middle name from the ballot. Now, David "None of the Above" Gatchell is challenging the commission in court to get the words on the Nov. 7 ballot. "I feel so strongly about this and I knew that it should be my name," he said. "That's who I am." Gatchell, 58, ran as an independent in the 2002...
  • Prosecutors Urge 10-Year Term in R.I. Fire - SENTENCED to 15 Years, 11 years suspended, 3 yrs. Prob.

    05/10/2006 1:32:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,235+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/06 | Eric Tucker - ap
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to send a former rock-band manager to prison for 10 years for setting off the pyrotechnics that caused a nightclub fire that killed 100 people. "The devastation wrought by the conduct of the defendant is unparalleled in our state's history," prosecutor Randall White said, choking up at times. He added: "The suffering is endless, and the extent and depth of the pain is bottomless." Daniel Biechele's attorney, Thomas Briody, argued that his client deserves mercy in the form of community service, with no prison time and feels immense sorrow for...
  • Dig Finds Long-Term Use At Hell's Half Acre (6,000BC)

    04/17/2006 2:45:58 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 1,328+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4-17-2006 | AP
    Dig finds long-term use at Hell's Half AcreSite was home to Indians at least 1,200 years ago By The Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. -- A preliminary report on an archaeological dig says Hell's Half Acre, west of Casper, was home to prehistoric American Indians at least 1,200 years ago, and perhaps as long as 8,000 years ago. John Albanese, chairman of the Natrona County Historic Preservation Society, told Natrona County commissioners on Thursday that archaeological evidence shows Indians were hunting bison at Hell's Half Acre between 1,200 and 3,000 years ago, and that some evidence appeared to be much older....
  • Safe Haven For Abandoned Babies: Causing More Harm Than Good? (New term - "neonaticide")

    03/09/2006 3:53:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,948+ views
    Columbia University ^ | April 2004 | Jesse Hyde
    Safe Haven For Abandoned Babies: Causing More Harm Than Good?By Jesse Hyde April 2004 Tim Jaccard looked at the dead baby curled in the toilet bowl and cursed God. The Nassau County paramedic was supposed to be on his way home to comfort his stepdaughter. She had called him at work, crying because she could not get pregnant. Minutes after he hung up, the call came to respond to the women's restroom in the lobby of the First District Court in Hempstead, Long Island. "My daughter can't get pregnant and somebody throws their baby away," he remembered thinking in the...
  • Alito to have 1 shot at influencing First Amendment this term

    02/19/2006 2:52:38 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 820+ views
    Editor's note: The Supreme Court announced Feb. 17 that it would again hear arguments in the free-speech case of a whistleblower, apparently so that Justice Samuel Alito can break a tie. That case is Garcetti v. Ceballos. WASHINGTON New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. was sworn in Jan. 31, giving him five months to serve during the Courts current term. But during that period, Alito will likely have only one chance to show his First Amendment stripes. That chance will be in an important one, and it begins Feb. 28, when the Court hears a trio of First...
  • RAT Frank Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts (Funerally alert)

    12/26/2005 7:56:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,665+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/26/05
    Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts Dec 26, 2005 : 3:37 pm ET RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former Rep. Frank Ballance is holding one last fundraiser before he begins serving a four-year prison term at the end of this week. Ballance, a Democrat from Warrenton who represented the First District of North Carolina, resigned in June 2004 for health reasons before completing his first term. He was sentenced to prison in October after pleading guilty to funneling tax dollars into his foundation and using $100,000 for himself and his family. He will be honored Wednesday at the Roanoke...
  • Mass. ex-official receives prison term (gave no-show muffin-wrapper job to a woman he had sex with)

    07/18/2005 5:07:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 664+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/18/05 | Adam Gorlick - AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The former boss of a city-run job training school who gave a no-show job to a woman he had sex with was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for his role in bilking thousands of dollars from the agency. Gerald Phillips, a 51-year-old former police commissioner in Springfield, was convicted in March of being the ringleader of a conspiracy that bled a total of $50,000 from the Massachusetts Career Development Institute. Three others have also been convicted in the scam. U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor ordered Phillips to serve 21 months in prison, pay a...
  • From the Back Porch - Term limits for legislators (the way to get things done in Washington)

    04/21/2005 6:35:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,035+ views
    A government of the people, by the people, for the people ... of power The judicial branch of our government has come in for increasing criticism in recent years and it seemed to peak in the Terri Schiavo incident. Unfortunately, the concern of the people over the actions of the judicial have somewhat masked the concern of the people over the actions of the legislative branch, the Congress. Abe Lincoln's famous saying that Americans like to quote does not totally stand up as to how Congress actually performs. When it comes to Congress, or even to state legislatures, you have...

    03/30/2005 11:43:07 PM PST · by Justice · 4 replies · 1,109+ views
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Wednesday, March 30, 2005 | KIM EATON
    Dropping Everything KONA NATIVE FINISHES THIRD TOUR OF IRAQ IN AIR DELIVERY PLATOON (Freeper Note: Kona is a town on the West coast of the Big island of Hawaii.)BY KIM EATON WEST HAWAII TODAY Lorrin Bush and two of his four daughters Kayla, left, and Malia. KIM EATON | WEST HAWAII TODAY Lorrin K. Bush is no stranger to Iraq. Over the last two years, he's seen more of the barren country than he has of his wife and four daughters. A gunnery sergeant with the Marine Corps, the 35-year-old Kailua-Kona native leads a group of 12 men and women...
  • Pizza murder boy given life term

    03/11/2005 7:42:19 AM PST · by nypokerface · 4 replies · 398+ views
    BBC ^ | 03/11/05
    A schoolboy who murdered a pizza shop worker by stabbing him through the heart in a row over a special offer has been given a life sentence. Hakeem Johnson, 14, of Highbury, north London, attacked Noor Kasimi, 32, at the Twin Star shop when he was refused a 1 pizza after the offer had ended. Old Bailey Judge Gerald Gordon named Johnson on Friday, in an attempt to deter others from carrying knives. He ordered Johnson stay in custody for at least eight-and-a-half years. Johnson, who was 13 at the time of the murder, had been excluded from Homerton College...
  • Will Washington Support Democracy in Iran?

    02/12/2005 1:49:15 PM PST · by forty_years · 15 replies · 407+ views ^ | February 12, 2005 | Michael Rubin After a first term marked by schizophrenic Iran policy initiatives, the Bush White House will soon develop a coordinated policy to promote peaceful regime change in Iran. The Bush administration is heartened by the apparent success of the Iraqi election and believes that Iranians are ready to exert their democratic rights. Bush policy is motivated by the grave and growing threat from the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program, and the realization that neither Iran nor the European Union are sincere in preventing Iran's acquisition of nuclear weaponry. The Islamic Republic's potential threat to American security emanates from Tehran's determination...
  • Bush Marches Into a Second Term, His Agenda Set by Mideast Foes

    02/02/2005 1:44:43 PM PST · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 287+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 2, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    Last week, George W. Bush took the oath of office and began his second term. With 150,000 troops still in Iraq, Iran developing nuclear weapons and new leadership in the Palestinian Authority, the Middle East will continue to dominate White House attention.To what extent will Bush's second term be different from his first? For better or worse, not much.Pundits who keep a scorecard of second-term appointments forget three factors: First, this president remains firm in his views. When he speaks about freedom, liberty and democracy, he is sincere. Second, the rank-and-file of not only the CIA, but also of the...
  • Bush Turns Attention to Daunting 2nd Term (Holy end of tyranny, BATMAN!)

    01/21/2005 8:45:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/21/05 | TERENCE HUNT
    Bush Turns Attention to Daunting 2nd Term 2 hours, 18 minutes ago By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON - President Bush turned from inaugural pageantry to a daunting second-term agenda Friday while his administration scrambled to explain his newly declared goal of ending tyranny around the world. The president's expansive pledge, the major theme of his inaugural address, raised questions about whether Bush intended to apply new standards to allies or partners that are not ideal democracies, or aren't democracies at all. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China and other countries fit that description. Bush "made clear it was not...
  • Snowe makes it official: She will seek a third Senate term

    12/14/2004 6:03:56 AM PST · by SheLion · 34 replies · 815+ views ^ | 12-14-04
    PORTLAND, Maine -- Erasing any potential doubts, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe told a Maine Public Radio call-in program that she intends to seek a third term in 2006. "I am running for re-election," Snowe said Monday. "It's sort of early to announce all that, but people have asked me so I obviously want to make sure that people know that I do intend to run for re-election."

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Back-to-back two-term prez are rare

    12/02/2004 6:04:04 AM PST · by billybudd · 12 replies · 577+ views
    Danny Taggart's Blogarama ^ | 12/02/2004 | Danny Taggart
    On November 2, G.W. Bush assured himself eight years in office, on the heels of his predecessor's eight-year presidency. How common are back-to-back two-term presidencies? Not very. Besides the present day, it has happened in only two other time periods in American history. Each time, there were in fact three consecutive multi-term presidencies (FDR had 12 years). The first period was 1801-1825; the second was 1933-1961. Number Name From To Party Years 3 Thomas Jefferson 1801 1809 Democratic-Republican 8 4 James Madison 1809 1817 Democratic-Republican 8 5 James Monroe 1817 1825 Democratic-Republican 8 32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1933 1945 Democrat...
  • "Charge!" CARTOON featuring President George W. Bush

    11/17/2004 8:59:11 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | 11/18/2004 | IPWGOP
    CHARGE!President Bush's 2nd term is charging ahead... with rapid changes This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can usein emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • The Republican FDR

    11/14/2004 11:57:01 PM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 18 replies · 924+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/15/2004 | Ralph R. Reiland
    The Republican FDR By Ralph R. Reiland Published 11/15/2004 12:08:05 AM During a campaign stop in West Palm Beach, President George W. Bush wasted no words in explaining his vision of an ownership society: "No one ever washes a rental car. When you own something, you care about it." And so, the theory behind the "ownership society," whether we're talking about health care, tax cuts or Social Security, is quite simple. When it comes to retirement planning, it says we'll care more, and therefore be more efficient, if we own our own retirement accounts and are in charge of moving...

    11/08/2004 7:45:51 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 63 replies · 1,338+ views
    SELF | 11-08-2004 | Captain Peter Blood
    Just caught a snippet on CNN with Aaron Brown with a report by Bruce Morton on Second Term Presidents. The Left-Wing media is now starting the drumbeat that since a number of recent second term Presidents starting with Eisenhower and the U2 incident all the way to Clinton and Impeachment that Bush will have some sort of scandal in his second term. That Presidents in second terms always fall far short of their ambitions. The bottom line was that Liberals have nothing to fear from Bush as nothing of any consequence will be accomplished and/or scandal of some kind will...
  • "Bush Victory" CARTOON

    11/03/2004 6:57:51 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 44 replies · 719+ views ^ | 11/03/2004 | IPWGOP
    "We are convinced that President Bush has won reelection with at least 286 electoral college votes," White House Chief of Staff Andy Card announced at 5:40 a.m. EST Wednesday. This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can usein emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Republicans Are Sexy (Caption this pic)

    11/01/2004 10:39:51 AM PST · by ChadGore · 167 replies · 6,268+ views
    Mon Nov 1, 1:11 PM ET Along with a Wisconsin 'cheesehead' cowboy hat, a young woman wears a shirt showing her support for the Republican Party during a rally for President George W. Bush (news - web sites) in Milwaukee, November 1, 2004. Bush and Democratic nominee John Kerry (news - web sites) are making a final push through a handful of crucial swing states today in a last-ditch hunt for the votes that could break open a deadlocked White House race. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)