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  • Robert Gibbs: If Dems Lose Senate, ‘Turn Out the Lights, the Party’s Over’

    03/17/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 17, 2014 - 10:16 AM | Curtis Kalin
    Former Obama White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on the “Meet the Press” roundtable Sunday and laid bare truths about Washington, and his former boss’s spokesman. As the show’s featured guest, White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer painted a ludicrously optimistic portrait of the 2014 midterm elections for Democrats, stating emphatically, “I believe we will keep the Senate.” Later in the show, Gibbs admitted the Democrats could “absolutely” lose the Senate. He added: “If [Obama] doesn’t get more involved in raising money and making this a choice, as Dan Pfeiffer said, you lose the Senate. And, if you lose the...
  • Pro-gun advocates angry over N.J. lawmakers' hot-mic comments ("confiscate, confiscate, confiscate")

    05/13/2013 11:44:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    The Star-Ledger (NJ) ^ | May 10, 2013 | Brent Johnson and Matt Friedman
    <p>As a committee hearing on new gun-control legislation began winding down Thursday, three state senators started chatting amongst themselves.</p> <p>What they didn't realize was the microphone was still on.</p> <p>A recording of the exchange — which appears to be between Democrats Loretta Weinberg, Sandra Cunningham and Linda Greenstein — ended up on YouTube, and gun supporters said today they were upset by the remarks.</p>
  • The Pauper's Princess (Kate Middleton's $340 dress vs. Moochelle's $2K dress)

    05/28/2011 12:01:59 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 58 replies
    New York Post via Drudge ^ | 05-27-11 | Kirsten Fleming
    As newly minted princess Kate Middleton greeted Michelle Obama in the ornate surroundings of Buckingham Palace Tuesday, it was hard to believe she was wearing a $340 dress from British retailer Reiss — a frock any commoner could buy. (snip) While Michelle Obama has also been applauded for wearing clothes from affordable stores such as J.Crew and H&M, she also favors big-name designers such as Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo. The floral Barbara Tfank dress she wore to meet Middleton this week cost at least $2,000.
  • Legendary Cowboys, SMU quarterback Don Meredith dies

    12/06/2010 7:38:36 AM PST · by John W · 107 replies · 1+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 6, 2010 | Bras Townsend
    Don Meredith, the Dallas Cowboys and SMU quarterback and Monday Night Football icon, died Sunday evening in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 72. Meredith died at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokesman confirmed this morning. The Meredith family's attorney, Lisa Fine Moses, said his wife, Susan, and daughter Mary were at his side. Meredith had battled emphysema in recent years and suffered a minor stroke in 2004.
  • Maria Shriver Hosts 3-day Women's Conference (CA)

    10/25/2010 12:44:30 AM PDT · by onyx · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NBClosangeles ^ | Updated 12:10 PM PDT, Sun, Oct 24, 2010 | City News Service
    b>Conference focuses on creating "architects of change (LOL) California first lady Maria Shriver will host the annual Women's Conference beginning Sunday in Long Beach, with the event featuring more than 140 speakers and participants, including Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama and second lady Dr. Jill Biden. The event, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday, is expected to attract 30,000 participants to the Long Beach Convention Center. Among the speakers expected to take part are Erin Brockovich, Campbell Brown, Deepak Chopra, Giada De Laurentiis, Linda Ellerbee, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arianna Huffington, Billie Jean King, Matt...
  • Employees stage statewide protest of furlough plan

    05/10/2010 12:26:16 PM PDT · by kingu · 31 replies · 775+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | May 10, 2010, 2:10 pm | Tom Precious and Robert J. McCarthy
    State workers held noontime rallies around the state to protest a plan by Gov. David A. Paterson, expected to pass the State Legislature later this evening, to furlough 100,000 government workers one day a week beginning May 17. "We deserve what we have and we're not going to give any of it back," Mary Sullivan, executive vice president of the Civil Service Employees Association, told a couple thousand state workers who turned out in a park next to the state Capitol. Chanting "No furloughs!", about 250 angry union workers gathered at noon outside Ellicott Square — Western New York headquarters...
  • The Republican Party 1854-2008

    02/08/2008 10:13:11 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 71 replies · 1,618+ views
    Myself | 2-08-2008 | my favorite headache
    Republican Party Passes Away Washington - The Republican Party also known as the "GOP" passed away yesterday at the age of 154. Long regarded as the founding base for fiscal and social Conservatives, the party's life was cut short by its offspring with the naming of Senator John McCain as the new leader of a recently born effort called "The Consocialists", in an effort to distort and erase the true principles that were once clearly defined in the Republican Party platform. A rolling over of the grave ceremony is expected to take place nationwide in memory of the Republican Party...
  • McCain win would signal a divorce and a revolution

    02/01/2008 1:47:21 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 36 replies · 142+ views
    Washington Post via Houston Chronicle ^ | January 31, 2008 | By E.J. DIONNE JR.
    If John McCain secures the Republican presidential nomination, his victory would signal a revolution in American politics — a divorce, after a 28-year marriage, between the Republican and conservative establishments. McCain would be the first Republican nominee since Gerald Ford in 1976 to win despite opposition from organized conservatism, and also the first whose base in Republican primaries rested on the party's center and its dwindling left. McCain is winning despite conservatives, not because of them.
  • McCain beats Romney in Florida GOP race

    01/29/2008 6:20:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 585 replies · 22,477+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/08 | David Espo and Liz Sidoti - ap
    MIAMI - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states. "It shows one thing: I'm the conservative leader who can unite the party," the Arizona senator said in a brief interview with The Associated Press. "It's a very significant boost, but I think we've got a tough week ahead and a lot of states to come." The victory was worth 57 national convention delegates for McCain, a winner-take-all's haul and the largest single...
  • Giuliani plans to endorse McCain Wednesday in California.

    01/29/2008 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 306 replies · 22,349+ views
    Time ^ | January 29, 2008
    Now that the Sunshine has set, two old friends come to an understanding. McCain topper Rick Davis quietly negotiated the agreement. HALPERIN’S TAKE: 10 things Giuliani could have done differently. Giuliani, in Florida concession speech, talked about his effort in the past tense, but said nothing explicit about dropping out — or The Deal.
  • Breaking news on FOX: Fred Thompson quits

    01/22/2008 11:17:25 AM PST · by tpanther · 1,727 replies · 23,997+ views
    Carl Cameron says it'll become offical sometime later this week. Oh well, we're doomed. Let's hope it'll be minimal damage until 2012.
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • STATE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY: MELTDOWN (Nasty feud between Howard Dean and Harry Reid )

    02/01/2006 11:59:50 AM PST · by shining_city · 89 replies · 3,665+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/1/06
    State of the Democratic Party: MeltdownLos Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 1, 2006 -- Despite President Bush's weak poll numbers heading into yesterday's State of the Union address and the recent indictment of a high-profile Republican lobbyist, new information suggests that it's the Democratic party and not the GOP that is in political disarray. This according to Katharine DeBrecht, the outspoken author of the 2005 hit children's book "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" (Kids Ahead; hardcover: $15.95; ISBN 0976726904). Going into the mid-term elections with a two-term president of the opposite party should be a golden opportunity for...
  • PHOTO THREAD: Dem senators meltdown after Alito confirmation

    01/31/2006 11:13:33 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 142 replies · 7,467+ views
    Feingold, Schumer and Durbin as they went down to defeat in the Judiciary Committee Tuesday. [Snicker...] White House aid Jamie Brown, right, listens to Di-Fi answer reporters' questions for reporters outside the Senate Chambers
  • No Filibuster, No Re-Election for Blue State Senators

    01/30/2006 5:14:01 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 243 replies · 6,750+ views ^ | 1/30/06 | Rob Kall
    I'll keep this short and bitter. Every god damned blue state senator who failed to sign on to the Alito filibuster MUST be fought in the primaries and replaced. The Democratic party has failed the rank and file members. It is time to take back the Democratic party from the right wing, loser hacks who have been fumblingly, failingly controlling it and the candidates put forward. I can't believe how many people tell me that they believe the DLC and right wing democrats are really Republican operators. IN the people's poll I just ran in Pennsylvania, about 29% of...
  • New Orleans refugees bitter after Katrina ordeal

    09/02/2005 9:44:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 81 replies · 3,210+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2005 | Peter Cooney
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - They lived in or near New Orleans, the city famed for jazz, Mardi Gras and letting "the good times roll." Now having escaped the hell their home became after Hurricane Katrina, they never want to go back. Survivors evacuated from New Orleans' Superdome in a huge convoy of buses arrived at Houston's Astrodome grateful for their lives but bitter about their ordeal during the storm and what they described as local officials' indifference to their fate. "Call it biblical. Call it apocalyptic. Whatever you want to call it, take your pick," said Robert Lewis, who became marooned...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...