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  • My Thoughts...

    02/16/2016 7:42:00 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    16 Feb 2016 | US Navy Vet
    Just got back from Colorado Springs. Sad to see what CaliPorninans and LIBERALS have done to this once Beautiful City and State! Pot Holes and POT Shops EVERYWHERE! frown emoticon! O well Broadmoor, Garden of the Gods and Woodland Park was nice.
  • What Francis Said--And Didn't Say--To Congress

    09/26/2015 7:55:17 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | R.R. RENO
    The repeated use of the term "dialogue" was irritating. It's a buzzword among today's technocrats. They use it as a softening word, one that signals that they're are not coming to dominate us, but instead to "listen" and play the role of "honest brokers." At the end of the speech, Francis appealed to a spirit of solicitude for the well being of the family. But, again, he steered clear of specifics, making no mention of no-fault divorce or same-sex marriage. He called for the abolition of the death penalty. This has been a priority for the Church going back to...
  • Bernie Sanders to Obama on Nike trip: Just Don’t Do It!

    05/08/2015 2:15:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/15 | Dylan Stableford
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging President Barack Obama to cancel a planned visit to Nike’s headquarters over the low wages it pays foreign workers. Obama is scheduled to travel to the sneaker giant’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters Friday, part of the president’s effort to galvanize support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries, including Vietnam — where Nike manufactures most of its shoes. “Given Nike’s legacy of offshoring American jobs and exploiting low-wage workers, I would strongly encourage you to cancel this meeting,” Sanders wrote in a letter to Obama Wednesday....
  • Bibi Defends Congress Trip: I'll Go Anywhere to Defend Israel

    01/25/2015 4:12:27 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/25/2015 | Cynthia Blank
    At his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu focused primarily on international issues including the Iran nuclear agreement, the struggle with Islamic State, and global anti-Semitism. "In the coming weeks, the major powers are liable to reach a framework agreement with Iran, an agreement that is liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, which would endanger - first and foremost - the existence of the State of Israel," Netanyahu warned as he began the meeting. "This is the same Iran that has taken over Lebanon and Syria and is now taking over Yemen and Iraq. This...
  • Eric Cantor Says a "liberal" immigration reform group endorsed his GOP primary opponent

    05/30/2014 5:38:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Politifact ^ | Truth-O-Meter
    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, is portraying himself as a bastion against illegal immigration in fending off a June 10 primary challenge from Dave Brat, a professor at Randolph-Macon College. "Just yesterday, a liberal pro-amnesty group held a rally and encouraged their supporters to vote in our election for our opponent because Congressman Cantor is standing up to Obama on illegal immigration," Cantor’s campaign said in a May 29 email to supporters. The statement caught PolitiFact’s attention because we attended the May 28 rally at the state Capitol held by Casa de Virginia, a group that supports immigration reform.
  • The Two Million Dollar Man: Obama’s 2-Day South Africa Trip Cost $2.2 Million

    10/01/2013 7:49:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/1/13 | Elizabeth Harrington
    President Barack Obama’s two day trip to South Africa in June cost taxpayers more than $2.2 million on hotel room and rental car costs alone, according to documents released by the State Department on Sunday. All told, the trip cost as much as $100 million according to a pair of Republican House members. The first family’s trip to sub-Saharan Africa was criticized by Reps. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) and Steve Stockman (R., Texas) in June for its high price tag in the wake of budget cuts due to sequestration, though the visit went on as planned. The president’s “VIP visit”...
  • Shutdown or no, Obama's Asia trip is still a go

    09/29/2013 7:29:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/29/13 | Dave Boyer
    With the prospects growing of a government shutdown on Tuesday, the White House said Thursday that President Obama has no intention of postponing a week-long trip to Asia that begins Oct. 6. “Our schedule remains as planned,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. He said one of the president’s jobs is to ensure that promising economic markets “are exploited” for the benefit of Americans. “That’s one of his responsibilities. He’s going to fulfill it,” Mr. Carney said. The president will visit Indonesia, where he grew up as a boy, and the Philippines as part of a trip that will...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Will anything be achieved from President Obama's trip to Israel?)

    03/18/2013 5:40:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies ^ | 3-18-13 | Fox News
    Will anything be achieved from President Obama's trip to Israel? Depends on whether Netanyahu can rein in the pro-settler flank of his government If anything, it could backfire Hopefully, the president can use the opportunity to restart peace talk No -- this is Obama checking a box, that's all
  • Obama plans spring trip to Israel

    02/05/2013 10:57:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/5/13 | ENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama discussed plans to visit Israel this spring during a recent phone call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said Tuesday. (PHOTOS: Obama’s 24 international trips) Obama brought up the travel plans during a Jan. 28 call with Netanyahu, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. “The start of the president’s second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran and Syria," Vietor...
  • Complaint: Sebelius' illegal campaign trip for Obama worse than we thought

    01/30/2013 6:49:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/30/13 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by campaigning for President Obama on the taxpayers’ dime, but now that initial violation has the Democratic National Committee and an HHS aide in the spotlight for related alleged infractions. A nonprofit government watchdog filed a complaint alleging that the DNC violated campaign finance law by misreporting the money it spent to reimburse HHS for Sebelius’ trip in a way that masked the fact that the Hatch Act, a ban on political campaigning by government employees working in their official capacity,
  • Clinton cancels Middle East trip because of ill health

    12/10/2012 11:50:10 PM PST · by PeaceBeWithYou · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-10-12 | Mohammad Arshad/Christopher Wilson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled her trip to Morocco this week for a meeting on the future of Syria's opposition because of a stomach virus, the State Department said on Monday. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will travel to the meeting in her place.
  • Global media conceals fact that soccer players who beat Dutch referee to death were Muslims

    12/06/2012 8:21:04 PM PST · by Bronzy · 12 replies
    While the mainstream media widely circulates fanciful stories about its own supposed "anti-Muslim bias," this is an example of what really happens all too often: the Islamic identity of those who commit crimes is entirely concealed. Is it entirely irrelevant in this case? Not necessarily. It could be that the killers in this "Dutch youth club" thought of the referee as a dirty kuffar whose life was worth less than that of one of the "best of people" (Qur'an 3:110). It could be that they thought he had offended Islam in some way. It could be that they were asserting...
  • 5-year-old Dilworth boy dies while visiting Disney World on Make-A-Wish trip

    04/21/2011 8:16:06 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 1+ views
    daily reporter ^ | 4-21-11 | ap
    DILWORTH, Minn. — A 5-year-old northwestern Minnesota boy, born with numerous congenital birth defects, has died on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in Florida. Daytyn Hart enjoyed four days at Disney World, swimming and visiting the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Cocoa Beach. He died Friday at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. His father, Desi Hart, says he and his wife, Angie, discussed the trip with Daytyn's doctors and everyone agreed he was healthy and able to make the trip.
  • Obama’s Ironic Trip to Pennsylvania

    02/03/2011 3:42:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/3/11 | Jazz Shaw
    Following a brief delay for snowmageddon, President Obama visited the Keystone State today to continue his laser-like focus on jobs and the economy. The subject of his planned remarks? Making buildings more efficient through “green energy initiatives” funded by… you guessed it. You. Obama will announce a plan to improve energy efficiency in U.S. commercial buildings by offering businesses incentives to help pay for clean energy upgrades of offices, stores and other buildings. Obama’s push for the United States to build a green economy is part of a global race to dominate what is seen as a potentially huge industry...
  • Obamas make rare trip to church while in Hawaii

    12/26/2010 2:46:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 214 replies · 9+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/26/10 | AP
    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii – President Barack Obama and his family are making a rare Sunday trip to church. The Obamas arrived at St. Michael's Chapel .. located on the Marine Corps base where Obama frequently golfs .. The Obamas were seated in the first row of the chapel as a band played "Joy to the World" and parishioners clapped. ..
  • Obama And Michelle Extreme Extravagance Puttin' On The Ritz On Trip. For What?

    11/13/2010 5:44:53 AM PST · by joeclarke · 13 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/13/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    Meanwhile. . . What sort of trade agreements can you get after impressing the world by spending hundreds of millions of dollars on . . . 34 U.S. Naval warships, 40 aircraft, hundreds of swank hotel rooms, a half-mile, onetime use bomb proof tunnel, thousands of close friends and journalists (and the families of close friends)? Not too much. Notta . . . From Headline News: Obama leaves G-20 empty-handed on currency spat Leaders of 20 major economies on Friday refused to endorse a U.S. push to get China to let its currency rise, keeping alive a dispute that...
  • Obama's India Trip, Sung To The Tune Of 'The Twelve Days Of Christmas'

    11/09/2010 1:49:12 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 12 replies
    Start Thinking Right ^ | November 9, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Obama's ten day India Trip, to the sung to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas:" On the first day of vacation my taxpayers sent to me:the coconuts removed from the treesOn the second day of vacation my taxpayers sent to me:forty big jets and the coconuts removed from the trees On the third day of vacation my taxpayers sent to me:6 armoured cars34 warships and the coconuts removed from the trees On the fourth day of vacation my taxpayers sent to me:1 aircraft carrier500 agentspersonal chefs and the coconuts removed from the trees On the fifth day of...
  • Wow! No bow this trip; Obama greets India's president straight up

    11/08/2010 9:13:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/8/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    Two days into his visit to India, President Obama received an almost royal official welcome Monday in New Delhi.As horses led his limo down a clay path at the presidential palace, Obama received a 21-gun salute, then reviewed troops and greeted India's diminutive president, Pratibha Patil, (above) with a double handshake.None of the low bows that the American leader proffered to other foreign dignitaries during previous Asian trips and meetings. See the photo below and this story: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor a wow bow Those bows prompted criticism back home
  • Coconuts, monkeys and warships, oh my!

    11/05/2010 5:50:41 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 9 replies
    Oklahoma Watchdog ^ | November 4, 2010 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Today, a regular reader of Oklahoma Watchdog called to tell me that they called the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom to talk to someone about the fact that President Obama is going to India and is virtually taking the entire White House with him, along with wife Michelle and their two daughters. The reader said the person in the Post-Dispatch newsroom was unaware of Obama’s trip. When the reader said it is all over the web and wondered why the media wasn’t scrutinizing it more, particularly in light of the criticism Nancy Reagan received years ago for purchasing...
  • Taj trip included in Barack Obama's itinerary {40 Aircraft - 6 Armoured Cars}

    10/29/2010 6:30:04 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 29 replies · 2+ views
    India Today ^ | Oct 27, 2010 | Saurabh Shukla
    Elaborate security arrangements The presidential entourage will have 40 aircraft, including the Air Force One that will ferry the president. There will be six armoured cars, including four Barack Mobiles and a Cadillac.
  • Obama's trip to be biggest ever

    10/28/2010 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    India Today ^ | 10/28/10 | Saurabh Shukla
    US President Barack Obama's trip to India next month is set to be the biggest ever by any US president in terms of the protocol and logistics.(Snip) He will be accompanied by US first lady Micehlle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha. Earlier, Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia were not to be part of the trip. But sources revealed that Michelle's opinion prevailed and now the girls would accompany the first American couple to India.
  • Oprah visit to cost taxpayers $3m (Aussie taxpayers)

    09/14/2010 9:17:08 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies · 1+ views
    ABC.Net.AU ^ | 09/14/2010 | Staff
    More than $3 million will be spent by the Federal and NSW governments getting talk show queen Oprah Winfrey to Australia, but Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson says it will be worth every cent. Winfrey announced overnight she would fly 300 members of her audience to Australia for an eight-day trip in December. During the visit Winfrey will shoot several episodes of her daytime talk show, which has a weekly following of 40 million Americans and is screened in 145 countries. The trip will be partly financed with $1.5 million from Tourism Australia's current financial year marketing budget.
  • Police trip to Tucson canceled, sparking anger

    06/18/2010 12:17:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 664+ views
    Los Angeles Police Department officials say four officers scheduled to attend a conference and training session in Tucson next month will not go, sparking anger among police union leaders. The trip to the annual Airborne Law Enforcement Assn. conference was thrown into question last month after the Los Angeles City Council voted to suspend most travel to Arizona as part of its protest of that state's law dealing with illegal immigration. Two councilmembers sought an exception but that vote will now be tabled. Paul Weber, head of the Police Protective League, calls it a mistake to sacrifice public safety for...
  • Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston Reunite

    06/15/2010 4:03:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies · 2,260+ views
    MY FOX NY ^ | 15 JUNE 2010 | MY FOX NY
    (NewsCore) - Teen mom and abstinence advocate Bristol Palin has reunited with her Playgirl model ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston, Us Weekly reported Tuesday. The couple, who broke off their engagement in March 2009 after the birth of their son Tripp, “are still very close,” a source told the magazine. “Now that Mama Palin is out of the picture and Bristol is on her own in Anchorage, they spend more time together than most people think," Us Weekly quoted the source as saying.
  • Elected officials say no thanks to Obama invite

    06/02/2010 7:48:34 AM PDT · by syc1959 · 10 replies · 597+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | June 2, 2010 | Mike Wereschagin
    Elected officials say no thanks to Obama invite By Mike Wereschagin PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Congressmen Jason Altmire and Tim Murphy have previous engagements. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Rep. Mike Doyle are out of town on anniversary trips with their wives. Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato will be campaigning in Philadelphia. When President Obama and Sen. Arlen Specter land at Pittsburgh International Airport today, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will receive them by himself.
  • Issues to watch on Pope's trip to Portugal

    05/08/2010 3:58:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 387+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 7, 2010 | Diogenes
    John Allen looks at the background of Pope Benedict's coming trip to Fatima, Portugal. He notes that the five foreign trips the Pope has scheduled for this year-- to Malta, Portugal, Cyprus, Great Britain, and Spain-- "are almost laid out in ascending order of difficulty." Benedict in Portugal: A different crisis, secularism, and 'Marian Cool' As fate would have it, Pope Benedict XVI's five foreign trips in 2010 are almost laid out in ascending order of difficulty. Last month's weekend stop in Malta, arguably the most Catholic society on earth, amounted to the warm-up act, while next week's four-day swing...
  • Panic at the Team O: Asia jaunt delayed for Demcare

    03/12/2010 7:11:23 AM PST · by syc1959 · 70 replies · 2,889+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Mar 12, 2010 | syc1959
    The No-mentum is getting to the White House. News is breaking out all over that President Obama will be delaying his trip to Asia from Thursday to March 21. It’s also being reported that the First Lady and his daughters, who had planned to accompany him, will no longer be traveling with him. Jake Tapper writes: “The President will delay leaving for Indonesia and Australia – will now leave Sunday – the First Lady and the girls will not be on the trip,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs sent out on twitter this morning. Gibbs had expressed irritation yesterday...
  • Obama Trip Cancellation Piques European Officials

    02/02/2010 8:25:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 694+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/2/10 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    PARIS — President Obama’s decision to skip a United States-European Union summit meeting scheduled for Madrid in May has predictably upset European officials, who suggested Tuesday that the summit meeting itself would now be postponed, possibly to the autumn. In addition to the palpable sense of insult among European officials, there is a growing concern that Europe is being taken for granted and losing importance in American eyes compared with the rise of a newly truculent China
  • Klobuchar(D-Mn) Road Trip to Focus on Jobs, Energy & Innovation

    01/11/2010 11:14:34 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies · 642+ views ^ | Jan 09, 2010 |
    MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2010) – U.S. Senator Klobuchar will travel throughout Minnesota the week of January 11 to highlight the job creation potential of energy efficiency and homegrown energy, especially with small businesses. Klobuchar is co-author of the American Renewable Energy Act, which would establish a national renewable energy standard (modeled after Minnesota's "25 by 25" law) to stimulate innovation and investment in homegrown energy. She also serves as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion. During the week, Klobuchar will visit businesses and hold events in Cohasset, Cloquet, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Moorhead, Park Rapids, Rochester...
  • Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip [Yet Another Failed Foreign Policy Tour?]

    11/15/2009 10:25:12 AM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 828+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | November 15th, 2009
    NOVEMBER 15, 2009 Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip JONATHAN WEISMAN SHANGHAI -- President Barack Obama arrived here late Sunday to press China on issues from climate change to economic restructuring, amid rising concerns that his first swing through Asia as president will yield more disappointment than progress on trade, human rights, national security and environmental concerns. A flurry of actions in Singapore this weekend raised more questions than they resolved on a broad sweep of issues confronting both sides of the Pacific. On Sunday, leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum dropped efforts to reach a binding international climate-change agreement...
  • Hillary Clinton's Goodwill Trip Marred By Pakistan Attack (Car bomb killed at least 100)

    10/28/2009 5:08:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 355+ views
    NPR ^ | 10/28/09 | Jackie Northam
    Clinton's Goodwill Trip Marred By Pakistan Attackby Jackie Northam October 28, 2009 The thrust of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's three-day visit to Pakistan is to build and repair fragile relations with a country the U.S. sees as a critical ally in the fight against Islamist extremism. But just hours after Clinton's arrival in Pakistan on Wednesday, word came of the powerful car bomb attack at a market in the northwest city of Peshawar that killed at least 100. Many of the victims were women and children. The news broke as Clinton was 100 miles away in Islamabad, sharing lunch...
  • Obama makes first trip to New Orleans as president

    10/15/2009 9:20:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,000+ views
    AP ^ | 10/15/09 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, who accused former President George W. Bush of leading a government "that sits on its hands while a major American city drowns," is hearing directly from New Orleans residents who have struggled to rebuild their city since the 2005 hurricane season. Obama arrives in New Orleans Thursday on his first presidential trip to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. About 1,600 people were killed in Louisiana and Mississippi by Hurricane Katrina, which caused $40 billion in damages and displaced 1 million people from their homes.
  • Man falls on ice, shoots laughing onlookers

    01/26/2009 7:43:56 PM PST · by Gordon Greene · 134 replies · 4,113+ views ^ | January 26, 2009 | Pioneer Local
    A group of Evanston friends thought it was funny when a man fell on the ice, but the situation quickly turned ugly when the fallen man drew a gun and shot one of them. The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when the victim was standing outside with friends near 704 Florence in Evanston, according to a report from Evanston police. When the group saw a man fall on the ice, they started to laugh at him, but he wasn't amused. The man pulled a gun and fired a shot, striking the victim in the ankle, the report said. The...
  • All Hail Obama, the Novice Messiah!

    07/28/2008 5:47:24 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 4 replies · 88+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | July 28, 2008 | Gregory D. Lee
    Like a conquering hero, Sen. Barack Obama swept through war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq with legions of media throwing rose petals at his feet. His recent “fact finding” mission to Afghanistan and Iraq was more like a foreign affairs summer camp for the freshman senator from Illinois – a senator who has spent only 143 working days as a member of this august legislative body. In a much media-hailed foreign policy speech, Sen. Obama laid out a strategy for exiting Iraq and building forces in Afghanistan – all before he had visited the region, or consulted with any military leadership on...
  • He Ventured Forth to Bring Light to the World...

    07/25/2008 5:46:23 AM PDT · by Positive · 3 replies · 103+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/25/2008 | Gerard Baker
    The anointed one's pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a miracle in action - and a blessing to all his faithful followers And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness. The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he...
  • Obama and The Mainstream Media: Obama's Magical Mystery Tour

    07/22/2008 9:18:20 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 4 replies · 120+ views
    DBKP ^ | July 22, 2008 | Nancy Morgan
    Obama's Magical Mystery Tour After a week of intense media foreplay, Obama has finally embarked on his magical mystery tour. As he boarded the plane that took him on the first leg of his anxiously awaited Middle East and European tour, a pair of uniformed Air Force officers saluted simultaneously, as they do each time President Bush boards Air Force One. As the media-anointed President in waiting, Obama is virtually guaranteed superstar non-stop media coverage as he makes his taxpayer financed 'fact finding' tour this week. Joining him on this excellent adventure are all three of the major network anchors...
  • NBC News Referring to Barack's Big Adventure as His "Tour of Duty" - Video 7/20/08

    07/21/2008 5:02:59 PM PDT · by · 14 replies · 151+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | July 21, 2008 | brianinmo
    You think the mainstream media aren't trying to build Barack Obama up as high as possible? Here is a brief video of NBC Nightly News on July 20, where they led the broadcast by referring to BO's trip as his "Tour of Duty." I'm sure our men and women in uniform would agree with that characterization. You can't make this stuff up. . . (see video)
  • Barack Obama, Mainstream Media: Obama’s Excellent Adventure

    07/20/2008 7:31:08 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 12 replies · 74+ views
    DBKP ^ | July 20, 2008 | Mondoreb
    "John McCain has taken three foreign trips in the past four months, all unaccompanied by a single network anchor." --Howard Kurtz, Washington PostIf anyone needed more proof that the Mainstream Media is the PR wing of the Democrat Party, look no further than Barack Obama's Excellent Adventure. Obama is being attended to by the breathless anchors of ABC, NBC and CBS News. The three network anchors will travel to Europe and the Middle East next week for Barack Obama's trip, adding their high-wattage spotlight to what is already shaping up as a major media extravaganza. Lured by an offer of...
  • Anchoring Obama's Trip

    07/17/2008 10:28:29 AM PDT · by CometBaby · 10 replies · 77+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/16/08 | Howard Kurtz
    Barack Obama's upcoming swing through Europe and the Middle East is now guaranteed to be a major media event, certified by the presence of the three network anchors. The Washington Post has learned that Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric will travel overseas next week, lured by the prospect of interviews with the presumed Democratic candidate. That means the NBC, ABC and CBS newscasts will originate from stops on the trip and undoubtedly play it up.
  • Our FReeper Vacation in Arizona ~ May 4, 2008(Vanity)

    12/11/2007 10:26:47 PM PST · by NYTexan · 940 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | 12-12-07 | NYTexan - Azamericonnie
    After the 3rd Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot we are headed to AZ to meet up with more FReepers for a week long vacation starting May 4th 2008. Come along and join us for a great time! Our tentative itinerary
  • Clinton recalls Bosnia trip as dangerous (touts goodwill trip and her "foreign policy experience")

    03/17/2008 3:16:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 748+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/08 | Ann Sanner - ap
    WASHINGTON - As first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Bosnia in March 1996 with her daughter and several celebrities to boost troop morale and thank soldiers stationed there. Clinton cites the goodwill trip as a part of her foreign policy experience, describing a dangerous landing where she was ordered to the armored front of the plane because of possible ground fire. She also now reports landing under sniper fire and contradicts her previous written account of a shortened welcoming ceremony at the airport. But according to accounts at the time, she was placed under no extraordinary risks on that...
  • Ahmadinejad on historic Iraq trip

    03/01/2008 10:15:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 171+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/1/08 | Anna Johnson - ap
    BAGHDAD - President Bush's last trip to Iraq was kept secret until he arrived at a U.S. military base. Eight hours later he left, after Iraq's leaders traveled to meet him there. In sharp contrast, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit — the first ever by an Iranian leader to Iraq — was announced in advance. He plans to spend the night here, and Iranian TV will broadcast his departure ceremony live. Once considered Iraq's archenemy, Iran is now cozy with Baghdad's Shiite-led government and eager to show off Tehran's rising influence as debate rages in the U.S. over how quickly to...
  • Cat Fleas' Journey Into The Vacuum Is A 'One-way Trip'

    12/17/2007 1:59:46 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies · 193+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-17-2007 | Ohio State University.
    Cat Fleas' Journey Into The Vacuum Is A 'One-way Trip' ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2007) — Homeowners dogged by household fleas need look no farther than the broom closet to solve their problem. Scientists have determined that vacuuming kills fleas in all stages of their lives, with an average of 96 percent success in adult fleas and 100 percent destruction of younger fleas. In fact, the results were so surprisingly definitive that the lead scientist, an Ohio State University insect specialist, repeated the experiments several times to be sure the findings were correct. The studies were conducted on the cat flea,...
  • Roman Ruins Cast New Light On A Trip To Doctor

    12/08/2007 7:55:09 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 260+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2007 | Anthea Gerrie
    Roman ruins cast new light on a trip to doctor By Anthea Gerrie in Rimini Last Updated: 2:11am GMT 09/12/2007 An ancient doctor's surgery unearthed by Italian archaeologists has cast new light on what a trip to the doctor would have been like in Roman times. Far from crude, the medical implements discovered show that doctors, their surgeries and the ailments they treated have changed surprisingly little in 1,800 years. A physician on a house call kneels to tend the hero Aeneas in this fresco from Pompeii Sore joints were common, patients were often told to change their diets, and...
  • Baghdad Zoo Trip Tells CENTCOM Enlisted Leader Volumes

    08/03/2007 5:58:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,018+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2007 – A trip to the Baghdad Zoo was an eye-opener for the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Central Command. The opportunity came up by chance as Marine Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey A. Morin was visiting a unit based near the zoo in central Baghdad. “The unit wanted me to see the zoo,” he said. “To be honest, I thought it was going to be a waste of time. I’m thinking, ‘Why do I want to go to the zoo to look at some animals?’ “But as soon as I crested the gates and saw what was going...
  • America Supports You: Military Family Students Can Still Apply for Trip

    06/18/2007 5:39:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 153+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 18, 2007 – A group that recognizes high school students whose lives are affected by extreme circumstances is offering trips to the nation’s capital for teens with a deployed parent. The Student Youth and Travel Association has extended of the deadline for its Silver Lining Program to June 25. This summer’s program will take place here July 25-28. It’s open to military students ages 14-19 who have a parent serving abroad and who have been affected by the Iraq war, according to an association news release. The all-expenses-paid travel to Washington is an opportunity for the students...
  • Analysis: Pelosi Iraq trip is symbolic

    01/26/2007 4:34:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,471+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/07 | Tom Raum - ap
    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record)'s visit to Iraq is a clear sign the newly empowered Democratic Congress is not going to abide by the notion that foreign policy is the sole province of the White House. While President Bush met with military leaders in the Oval Office Friday, she and anti-war Rep. Jack Murtha turned up in Baghdad. The timing of the trip, from the Bush administration's point of view, couldn't have been worse. It came just days after the president asked Congress in his State of the Union address to give his revised Iraq...
  • Bush Leaving Next Week for Trip to Asia

    11/09/2006 8:35:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 725+ views
    My Way ^ | Nov 9, 8:48 PM | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - On his upcoming trip to Asia, President Bush will chat with Japan's new prime minister and stoke his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He'll discuss terrorism, bird flu, trade and other issues with leaders of Vietnam and Indonesia. Bush leaves on the eight-day trip on Tuesday. As a gesture of friendship to Russia, Air Force One will make a refueling stop in Moscow on its way to southeast Asia, where Bush is attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Hanoi. "Southeast Asia is a region with an active al-Qaida-linked terrorist presence that we are working with...
  • NASA Officials To Make Historic Trip To China

    09/22/2006 6:39:53 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 537+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-22-2006 | Kelly Young
    NASA officials to make historic trip to China 21:05 22 September 2006 news service Kelly Young A group of NASA officials is about to begin a historic trip to China in an effort to establish preliminary ties between the Chinese and US space programmes. "No NASA administrator has been to China," NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said after the recent launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. "We have never had any significant discussions with China about space." China joined the space elite when it became the third nation to launch its own crewed rocket in 2003 (see Confident China joins...
  • Iraqi PM delays official trip to Iran (for "technical reasons")

    09/10/2006 11:02:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 196+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/06 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has postponed his first official visit to Tehran for "technical reasons," officials said Sunday. Al-Maliki was supposed to visit Iran Monday. It was unclear how long his trip would be delayed. Iraq's ambassador to Iran, Mohammad Majid al-Sheikh, and Ali al-Adeeb, a legislator and senior member with al-Maliki's Dawa party, confirmed that the trip had been postponed, with both citing "technical reasons." They did not elaborate. Meanwhile, iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency quoted unidentified Foreign Ministry officials as saying that talks were still under way with Iraqi officials to set a...