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  • IS THIS OUR LAST CHRISTMAS?

    12/23/2009 8:52:39 PM PST · by Gargantua · 32 replies · 1,625+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | December 23, 2009 | Gargantua
    Is This Our Last Christmas? The Liberal Left, combining Democrat-cum-Socialist members of the House and Senate along with our Manchurian President, have proven through their actions over the last several months that they no longer care what America’s voters think or want. Just as destructive is their having proven, again and again, that they refuse to be constrained in any way shape or form by the Constitution of the United States of America. This is definitely our last Christmas without the government’s mitts directly smearing with their putrid fingerprints our medical care, doctor-patient relationships, and individual liberties to live and...
  • Pelosi: Jail time “very fair” for failing to buy your patriotic ObamaCare coverage

    11/12/2009 11:05:09 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 61 replies · 2,501+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    It’s very fair to send people who disregard the federal mandate to buy health insurance to prison, Nancy Pelosi says, because otherwise they’ll assault citizens … with a bill for medical services … or something. Apparently, the occasionally unhealthy have become such a security risk that we need to imprison them for opting to pay their own way. Infidels Are Cool has the key exchange::
  • Climate bill's 'emergency provision' gives Obama strong-man powers

    Here’s how: The bills require a federal declaration of a “climate emergency” if world greenhouse gas levels reach 450 parts per million. Guess what? The Pacific Northwest National Lab says it is a virtual certainty that level will be reached within a few months. The bill then requires the president to “direct all Federal agencies to use existing statutory authority to take appropriate actions...to address shortfalls" in achieving needed greenhouse gas reductions. The Examiner's David Freddoso reports that Sen. David Vitter, R-LA, is holding a news conference later today concerning this provision. Vitter wonders if companies that support cap-and-trade in...
  • Why We Object To Obama

    10/05/2009 9:32:32 AM PDT · by Carlos A Perez · 2 replies · 537+ views
    Political Speak ^ | 10/03/2009 | Carlos A. Perez
    It was empirical reflection that brought independence to the colonies, as much as affliction played a role in the declaration, remedies were numerously proposed and reconciliation was the foremost at the time. As much as usurpation and injustices may have originated the debates, the remedy, was not unanimously collaborative. The abuses of the king were not levelly applied to all colonies. Quartering of British soldiers was more prevalent in some colonies than in others, tariffs impacted some colonies more than others and, violent interactions between colonists and British soldiers were not uniformly spread throughout. The tribulation of the colonist was...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • Justice Clarence Thomas: Americans should emulate Lincoln

    09/26/2009 2:45:33 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 148 replies · 3,334+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 09/25/09 | SUE LINDSEY
    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Americans must pay attention to challenges to democracy today just as Abraham Lincoln did by fiercely opposing slavery, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a conference on the 16th president's legacy Friday night. "We are part of something far greater than ourselves," Thomas told more than 300 people at Washington and Lee University. Many in Lincoln's time didn't realize the threat that slavery posed to the principles on which the nation was founded, Thomas said. "What a miserable job he had. He wasn't popular," Thomas said, "but he did what was right." Thomas received a standing...
  • Gross National Misery: Brought to You by the United States Government

    08/24/2009 8:33:33 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 8 replies · 484+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/24/09 | Joy Tiz
    In the 1960s and 1970s, psychologist Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania found that animals receiving electric shocks which they had no ability to escape or prevent, were unable to take action in future distressing situations, even when avoidance or escape was possible. Expanding his research to humans, Seligman came to the same conclusions. A human’s drive to initiate action is thwarted by a sense of a lack of control over his surroundings. Seligman labeled this phenomenon learned helplessness and found that it hinders normal development and leads to emotional disturbances, most predominantly, depression. In other words, people are...
  • Chavez supporters attack opposition TV station

    08/03/2009 7:04:48 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 19 replies · 898+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/03/09 | Raymond Colitt & Ana Isabel Martinez
    Several dozen militant backers of Hugo Chavez on Monday stormed the headquarters of an opposition TV station that the Venezuelan president has threatened to shut down amid his crackdown on private media. Activists with the UPV, a radical left-wing party that backs Chavez, forced their way past security guards to enter Globovision headquarters in Caracas and fired tear gas inside the compound, images broadcast by the TV station showed. Globovision, a small but critical station, broadcasts news programing and has been highly critical of Chavez. Chavez's government condemned the attack, although Globovision's owners said they suspected the president was behind...
  • Lincoln's "few appropriate remarks" at Gettysburg( 146 yr. anniversary )

    07/03/2009 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies · 681+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 07/03/2009 | Douglas Steimle
    Today is the 146th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Gettysburg. A few months later, as the National Cemetery there was being organized, an invitation was extended to President Lincoln to give "a few appropriate remarks" for the dedication in November, 1863. Lincoln would not be the main speaker, that honor would go to Edward Everett, one of the foremost orators of the day. Everett spoke for almost two hours and, for the most part, his remarks are lost to the ages. Lincoln's "few appropriate remarks" however, are some of the most familiar wods in American History. To...
  • Obama's tyrannical ambition

    07/01/2009 10:06:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies · 1,267+ views
    Power Line ^ | 7/1/2009 | Paul Rahe
    President Obama has one distinguishing feature. He is a man of rigid self-discipline. Politicians are a lot like actors: they tend to be vain; and, more often than the rest of us, they are presented with the temptations to which the vain are prone. Many--one thinks of Bill Clinton, John Edwards, John Ensign, and Mark Sanford--succumb. If, however, in his personal life as an adult, Barack Obama has strayed from the straight and narrow, we have heard nary a word. It is, in fact, a sign of his astonishing self-discipline that we know next to nothing about his life apart...
  • Tyrant Fascist Dictator Obama Cuts Chrysler's Advertising Budget in Half

    05/13/2009 8:22:29 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 48 replies · 1,228+ views
    The Freedom Post ^ | 5/13/09 | TheCapitalist
    Is this the United States of America, or have we been taken over by Venezuela and Hugo Chavez? Somebody slap me! I can hardly believe my eyes, but this is an actual headline from Advertising Age on their website: "Obama Halves Chrysler's Planned Marketing Budget". How can they write this with a straight face?
  • Lincoln’s War

    05/06/2009 10:35:26 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 496 replies · 6,779+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | May 04, 2009 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    One of the greatest misconceptions of American history is that the Civil War was fought over slavery. Those who subscribe to this belief see President Abraham Lincoln as the benevolent leader who made unimaginable sacrifices in human blood to wipe out America’s greatest sin. While the human sacrifice is indisputable and the sin was monumental, the war’s purpose was not to free blacks from the shackles of bondage. Rather, the Civil War was fought with one purpose in mind: To preserve the Union at all costs. And, to put it in Lincoln’s terms, with no ifs, ands, or buts. You’d...
  • Tyranny Watch: Obama Begins Process to Remove US Citizens’ Rights

    04/27/2009 4:17:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 1,050+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 26, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    While Barack Obama continues to protect and expand the rights of detained terrorist Islamist enemies of the USA, he has quickly begun the legalistic process of eliminating the rights of law-abiding US citizens. Note: This is but another phase of Obama turning the once US Republic into his own totalitarian state. Obama officially began his policy with a report—written and implemented by the Department of Homeland Security—that labels and classifies all US citizens who oppose him, voted or plan to vote for 3rd party candidates, display bumper stickers recommending said 3rd party candidates or are pro-life (therefore anti-abortion) as “right-wing...
  • Test of Lincoln DNA sought to prove cancer theory

    04/17/2009 7:14:50 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 23 replies · 1,019+ views
    AP ^ | April 17, 2009 | RON TODT
    PHILADELPHIA – John Sotos has a theory about why Abraham Lincoln was so tall, why he appeared to have lumps on his lips and even why he had gastrointestinal problems. The 16th president, he contends, had a rare genetic disorder — one that would likely have left him dead of cancer within a year had he not been assassinated. And his bid to prove his theory has posed an ethical and scientific dilemma for a small Philadelphia museum in the year that marks the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.
  • Hidden Message Found in Lincoln Pocket Watch (Abraham Lincoln)

    03/10/2009 3:15:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 149 replies · 4,999+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | Neely Tucker
    For nearly 150 years, Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch has been rumored to carry a secret message, supposedly written by an Irish immigrant and watchmaker named Jonathan Dillon. Dillon, working in a D.C. watch repair shop in 1861, told family members that he -- by incredible happenstance -- had been repairing Lincoln's watch when news came that Fort Sumter had been attacked in South Carolina. It was the opening salvo of what became the Civil War. Dillon told his children (and, half a century later, a reporter for the New York Times) that he opened the watch's inner workings and scrawled...
  • Obama strikes back at budget critics

    02/28/2009 1:04:10 PM PST · by topfile · 178 replies · 6,188+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2009 | Jon Ward
    President Obama on Saturday struck back aggressively at critics of his $3.6 trillion budget proposal, casting himself as a populist crusader whose "sweeping change" has angered Washington's entrenched special interests, and promised to fight them. "I realize that passing this budget won't be easy. Because it represents real and dramatic change, it also represents a threat to the status quo in Washington," Mr. Obama said in his weekly video and radio address. Mr. Obama's language was combative and confrontational, as he promised to fight for "American families." "I know these steps won't sit well with the special interests and lobbyists...
  • Obama banks on pollution reductions

    02/26/2009 2:52:16 PM PST · by topfile · 27 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | Tom LoBianco
    President Barack Obama's first budget includes $15 billion a year for renewable energy programs and an ambitious plan to raise $646 billion from a carbon reduction proposal. "Because our future depends on our ability to break free from oil that's controlled by foreign dictators, we need to make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy," Mr. Obama said Thursday morning. "That's why we'll be working with Congress on legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy." The plan uses money from a cap-and-trade program — which would allow companies to...
  • Obama Claim: Done More in 30 Days Than Other Presidents

    02/24/2009 11:29:44 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies · 2,570+ views
    Obama Claim: Done More in 30 Days Than Other Presidents Economy Will Dominate Obama Speech Tonight By JAKE TAPPER and MARK MOONEY Feb. 24, 2009 — The Obama administration is going into tonight's pivotal speech to Congress with the belief that President Obama has accomplished more in the first 30 days in office than any modern president. The president will give the nation a "sober assessment" about the status of the country's economy tonight as he assures Americans that there are "better days ahead," according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. Obama will address a joint meeting of Congress tonight...
  • Obama to Propose Massive Greenhouse Gas Tax

    02/21/2009 5:36:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 333 replies · 15,480+ views
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Kristinn
    Barack Hussein Obama will propose a massive business tax on greenhouse gases in his FY 2010 federal budget to be presented this week.The massive tax increase and power grab was buried at the end on article on Obama's forthcoming budget proposal in The New York Times:On energy policy, Mr. Obama’s budget will show new revenues by 2012 from his proposal to require companies to buy permits from the government for greenhouse gas emissions above a certain cap. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the permits would raise up to $300 billion a year by 2020. Since companies would pass their...
  • Dems urge [President] Obama to ban importation of assault weapons

    02/19/2009 6:15:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,805+ views
    More than 50 U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to enforce a ban on importing assault weapons. The 53 lawmakers, all Democrats, say many such guns are later smuggled south to arm Mexico's ruthless drug cartels. The ban was implemented under the administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton, and the U.S. government can enforce it under provisions of the 1968 Gun Control Act. But the lawmakers say in their letter that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has quietly abandoned the ban in recent years. The ATF declined...
  • Lincoln's Legacy at 200

    02/13/2009 2:08:04 PM PST · by hellbender · 42 replies · 839+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | February 13, 2009 | Mark Alexander
    Though Lincoln has already been canonized by those who settle for partial histories, in the words of John Adams, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." In our steadfast adherence to The Patriot Post's motto, Veritas Vos Liberabit ("the truth shall set you free"), and our mission to advocate for the restoration of constitutional limits on government, I am compelled to challenge our 16th president's iconic standing. Lincoln is credited with being the greatest constitutional leader in history, having "preserved...
  • A Second Look at Honest Abe

    02/13/2009 8:05:16 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 141 replies · 1,391+ views
    Straight Talk Newsletter ^ | 2-12-2009 | Chip Wood
    I don't know what they teach in U.S. history classes today. But back in the middle of the last century, when I was in elementary school, there was absolutely no question about how we were to regard Abraham Lincoln. We were taught to feel a reverence bordering on awe for Honest Abe, the Great Emancipator, the eloquent martyr who saved the Republic. We were required to memorize the Gettysburg Address. And if we were lucky enough to join a field trip to our nation's capitol, one of the most significant events was our visit to the Lincoln Memorial. (A few...
  • GOP Sounds Alarm Over Obama Decision to Move Census to White House

    02/09/2009 9:45:27 AM PST · by PilotDave · 93 replies · 4,846+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 09, 2009 | Bill Sammon and Shannon Bream
    Utah's congressional delegation is calling President Obama's decision to move the U.S. census into the White House a purely partisan move and potentially dangerous to congressional redistricting around the country. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told FOX News on Tuesday that he finds it hard to believe the Obama administration felt the need to place re-evaluation of the inner workings of the census so high on his to-do list, just three weeks into his presidency. "This is nothing more than a political land grab," Chaffetz said. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, told the Salt Lake Tribune that the move "shouldn't happen." He...
  • The Peasants Are Hungry? Uhhhhh, Let Them Eat Wagyu!

    01/30/2009 7:23:48 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 81 replies · 2,485+ views
    January 30, 2009 | aas
    There's a report out that The Dear Leader (Hussein Obama) REALLY, REALLY enjoys his new status as Emperor Of The World. Most of us thought that dietary items like arugula were a bit on the pricy (and eccentric) side. Now, however, The Dear Leader has added a new item to our national food lexicon:Wagyu Beef For you Saxon dog serfs out there, we're talking about a type of steak that runs over $100 a pound. In some instances, Wagyu beef can run over $100 a 6-8 ounce serving. You won't see this at your local McDonald's when they unchain you...
  • Stopping Obama's new Fairness Doctrine is essential

    01/14/2009 5:10:19 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies · 714+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is some encouraging data in a new Pew media poll. It gives us strong reason to believe we can turn things around if we can stop the so- called Fairness Doctrine. Pew found 4 groups of news consumers: those who go to all sources, 23%, only Internet news gatherers 13%, only old media news consumers 46%, and the clueless who don’t care 18%. The “newspapers only” readers dropped 7 points to 27% since 2006 which is good news. But the really good news is: for the first time the number of both online and radio news (outlets we have...
  • WE'RE from the GOVERNMENT...and WE'RE here to HELP YOU!!

    01/08/2009 9:31:33 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 19 replies · 1,777+ views
    The President ELECT | 1/8/09 | OBAMA
    Obama just told us....the GOVERNMENT is going to HELP US....BBBAAAAAAAAWWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH (Really, I'm near tears.)
  • Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’

    01/07/2009 3:53:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,039+ views
    Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’ By Bob Cusack, J. Taylor Rushing & Hugo Gurdon Posted: 01/06/09 08:26 PM [ET] Democrats must be “very, very careful” to avoid overreaching and will not rubber-stamp President-elect Obama’s policies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday. In an interview with The Hill, Reid said it is essential for Obama and congressional Democrats to work closely with Republicans in the new Congress. He added that 2009 is very different from 1993, the last time Democrats controlled both Congress and the White House. Back then, Reid said, Democrats had controlled the House for decades...
  • Restore the Senate's Treaty Power(avoid requirement treaties approved by two-thirds of the Senate)

    01/05/2009 2:15:28 PM PST · by shielagolden · 11 replies · 528+ views
    New York Times ^ | Monday, January 5, 2009 | John R. Bolton John Yoo
    <p>Visiting Fellow John Yoo The Constitution's Treaty Clause has long been seen, rightly, as a bulwark against presidential inclinations to lock the United States into unwise foreign commitments. The clause will likely be tested by Barack Obama's administration, as the new president and Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton, led by the legal academics in whose circles they have long traveled, contemplate binding down American power and interests in a dense web of treaties and international bureaucracies.</p>
  • Convicted Insider Trader George Soros Funding Obama Inaugural, Transition

    12/31/2008 6:48:46 AM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 3 replies · 614+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/31/08 | Publicola
    Radical leftist George Soros has long been dedicated to destroying traditional values in America. The convicted insider trader and major funder of the Center for American Progress, whose president, John Podesta, is a co-chair of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, has now personally contributed $50,000 to the Obama Presidential Inaugural Committee, according to Accuracy in Media.
  • Arrogant Conceit

    12/24/2008 8:44:57 AM PST · by dbz77 · 23 replies · 905+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 24, 2008 | John Stossel
    Barack Obama wants to use the recession to remake the U.S. economy. "Painful crisis also provides us with an opportunity to transform our economy to improve the lives of ordinary people," Obama said. His designated chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is more direct: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." So they will "transform our economy." Obama's nearly trillion-dollar plan will not merely repair bridges, fill potholes and fix up schools; it will also impose a utopian vision based on the belief that an economy is a thing to be planned from above. But this is an...
  • Timely: Lincoln's Sort Medication on Divine Will.

    11/16/2008 7:51:13 PM PST · by freemike · 49 replies · 961+ views
    Abraha, Lincold Online ^ | 1862 | Abraham Lincold
    September, 1862 This fragment was found and preserved by John Hay, one of President Lincoln's secretaries, who said it was not written to be seen of men." "The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party -- and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do,...
  • Hail the Messiah!

    11/04/2008 10:05:41 PM PST · by Xenophon450 · 11 replies · 936+ views
    Youtube ^ | Glenn Beck
    Now comrades, please rise for the anthem of the USSA.
  • Early Wednesday Ratings: Obama Ad Pushes Daisies Six Feet Under

    The Obama-mercial was fairly highly rated across the three broadcast networks (CBS, Fox and NBC) in the early metered market numbers. Between the three networks it scored an impressive combined 17.8/29 (household rating/share). http://tvbythenumbers.com/2008/10/30/early-wednesday-ratings-obama-ad-pushes-daisies-six-feet-under/7185 Anyone know how that correlates to number of household viewing?
  • A Question for A.I.G.: Where Did the Cash Go?

    10/30/2008 7:17:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies · 927+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/08 | Mary Willliams Walsh
    The American International Group is rapidly running through $123 billion in emergency lending provided by the Federal Reserve, raising questions about how a company claiming to be solvent in September could have developed such a big hole by October. Some analysts say at least part of the shortfall must have been there all along, hidden by irregular accounting. “You don’t just suddenly lose $120 billion overnight,” said Donn Vickrey of Gradient Analytics, an independent securities research firm in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mr. Vickrey says he believes A.I.G. must have already accumulated tens of billions of dollars worth of losses by mid-September,...
  • NYC term-limits extension set for vote Thursday

    10/21/2008 3:33:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 413+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/21/8 | SARA KUGLER, Associated Press Writer
    New York (AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to extend New York's term-limits law was put on the fast track for a vote Thursday in City Council, even though some members are still undecided about bypassing voters to give themselves and the mayor a chance at third terms. Opposition to Bloomberg's plan has gained momentum this week, and the failure of council Speaker Christine Quinn to schedule the vote Monday was seen as a sign the bill lacked support. On Tuesday afternoon, the bill was put on the agenda for Thursday's council meeting.
  • Albright says Obama is presidential

    10/19/2008 7:31:15 AM PDT · by NCjim · 35 replies · 573+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | October 18, 2008
    Sen. Barack Obama’s response to the recent economic crisis should assure voters that he will prove a measured, thoughtful and effective commander-in-chief during a time when the country is facing deep challenges in its global relations, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Friday in an interview with the Sun. Albright has been crisscrossing the swing states to put her own foreign policy credentials and service in two Democratic administrations behind a candidate whose resume is light on foreign affairs. The diminutive “madam secretary” spoke to the Sun after a forum before about 100 people at UNLV in which she...
  • Judge demands $250 million from California, stat

    10/07/2008 7:04:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,021+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/7/8 | Josh Richman
    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge seemed ready to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Controller John Chiang to cough up $250 million in the next few weeks for prison health care construction. But Senior U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson isn't quite ready to hold the governor and controller in contempt of court, a move that could put California on the hook for millions of dollars in fines per day until state officials do the judge's bidding. Henderson said the $8 billion price tag that his appointed receiver, J. Clark Kelso, has placed on construction required to bring the state's long-addled...
  • Who Will Employ Barack Hussein Obama AFTER He Loses The Presidential Election?

    09/27/2008 9:45:55 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 59 replies · 1,151+ views
    I am not sure anyone will employ him after what everyone will learn about him BEFORE the election. What do you think?
  • Caption Berlin crowd touching Obama

    07/25/2008 2:50:19 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 68 replies · 282+ views
    Der Spiegel | 25.7.2008 | Der Spiegel
  • Zimbabwe’s Dictator Avoids Sanctions from Peers

    07/12/2008 9:13:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 72+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 7 July 2008 | John Semmens
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fresh from his rigged election victory, fended off a possible move by the two-day summit of the 53-nation African Union to sanction him for murdering supporters of his opponent. In juxtaposition to the worldwide criticism he has faced, Mugabe’s argument that he was “no worse than many others in this room” hit the mark. The attendees of the meeting declined to issue any public rebuke of their colleague. Instead, his fellow leaders urged Mugabe to form a unity government with Zimbabwe's opposition. Mugabe endorsed this recommendation with enthusiasm, saying that it is fully compatible with the...
  • Lincoln's flag found in Hartford

    07/05/2008 7:42:49 AM PDT · by Puppage · 11 replies · 181+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 7/5/08 | Puppage
    Hartford (WTNH) _ A long forgotten flag was discovered at the Connecticut Historical Society and it dates back to the days of President Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Susan Schoelwer from the Connecticut Historical Society says a handwritten note accompanied the flag inside a simple black box. "You know we have a lot of stuff with a lot of little notes on them. Some of them are true and some of them are not," Susan said. In this case the note claims that the tattered American flag was present at a traumatic event in American history and the hand of a great...
  • Today is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's 'House Divided' Speech.

    06/16/2008 9:49:45 AM PDT · by Borges · 9 replies · 185+ views
    "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it...
  • Judge orders state to give pay hike to judges

    06/11/2008 11:43:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 62 replies · 137+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/11/8 | SAMUEL MAULL, Associated Press Writer
    New York (AP) -- A judge has ordered New York's governor, Senate and Assembly to raise the pay of the state's judges within the next 90 days. State Supreme Court Justice Edward Lehner in Manhattan said Wednesday that the defendants unconstitutionally abused their power by depriving judges of a pay hike for almost 10 years. He said state legislators illegally linked a judicial salary increase to one for themselves. Lehner, who acknowledged he would be affected by his own decision, ordered the state to raise judicial pay to reflect cost of living increases since 1998.
  • Obama’s First 10 Executive Orders?

    05/07/2008 5:36:36 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 28 replies · 241+ views
    Barackobama.com ^ | May 7, 2008 | Barack Hussein Obama
    • Obama enacts stronger “federal hate crimes legislation” to “reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice's Criminal Section.” • Obama creates “a fund to help people refinance their mortgages and provide comprehensive supports to innocent homeowners.” • Obama, following through on his pledge to “meet with the leaders of all nations, friend and foe,” signs a non-agression pact with the Hitler of Iran. • Obama doubles foreign aid to $50 billion to cut “poverty around the world in half by 2015.” • Obama removes our troops from Iraq, leaving a power vacuum filled by Iran. • Obama enacts socialized medicine,...
  • Could 'Honest Abe' be a Tar Heel?

    04/21/2008 9:32:59 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 81 replies · 382+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | Apr 20, 2008 | Matt Ehlers
    BOSTIC - For a man with "Honest Abe" as his nickname, there are plenty of Abraham Lincoln stories that may be anything but. Lincoln did not compose the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope. No one really knows whether the store clerk Lincoln walked six miles to return 3 cents he overcharged. And his wife wasn't a Confederate spy. Now this small town in Western North Carolina is pressing its own claim: Lincoln was a Tar Heel. According to a tale that locals swear is true: The 16th president of the United States wasn't born in Kentucky, as...
  • Did we put a tyrant in power?

    04/05/2008 12:35:25 PM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 26 replies · 43+ views
    Times of London ^ | April 5, 2008 | Peter Carrington
    If you want to understand this week's events in Zimbabwe, a little history might be helpful. For it demonstrates how the responsibility for what has happened in that country over the past two decades lies firmly with Robert Mugabe and the decisions he has made. The past terrible few years raise questions about how President Mugabe came to power. Was the Lancaster House agreement - which brought an end to the civil war in Zimbabwe and allowed for the victory of Mugabe - a mistake? I am convinced that it was not. When I became Margaret Thatcher's Foreign Secretary in...
  • Question: Has every Dictator/Tyrant start as a populist?

    02/05/2008 11:39:21 AM PST · by FlatLandBeer · 22 replies · 540+ views
    Here is an interesting question. Have most dictators/tyrants started as populist? I got to think the populist "I'm for the people" candidates or rulers come to power promising to end the special interests, elitist control, and promise the government will do something types, when they get control they widen the scope and end up enslaving the very people they said they were "fighting" for. Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, & Castro all come to mind. I welcome your input and thoughts on the subject.
  • The Crying Game? Hillary brings back the tears

    02/04/2008 8:46:48 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 90 replies · 585+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | salena zito
    The Crying Game? Hillary brings back the tears Blogger Jason George reports that Sen. Hillary Clinton had another teary moment this morning, this time in New Haven, Conn. Tears served Clinton well leading up to the New Hampshire primary. George, who writes “The Swamp" blog for the Tribune Co.’s Washington Bureau, reports that a doctor who was introducing Clinton began to choke up, which led to Clinton's eyes filling with tears. The tears apparently followed a reference to Clinton’s youthful fashion choices. George reports that "the doctor was saying how proud he was that sheepskin coat- (and) bell- bottom-wearing young...
  • Venezuela’s Chavez offers George W. Bush to seek help in asylum

    11/22/2007 10:57:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 445+ views
    Pravda ^ | November 21, 2007 | Dmitry Sudakov
    Venezuelan President released another attention-catching remark about his long-time foe U.S. President George W. Bush. Chavez also attacked Spanish King Juan Carlos I, with whom he had recently come into conflict in Chile’s capital Santiago. Chavez blasted the U.S. and Spanish leaders visiting Paris and Lisbon, ITAR-TASS reports. The Venezuelan president stated in Paris that George W. Bush should be placed in an asylum for his comments about a possibility to start Third World War if Iran developed nuclear weapons. In Lisbon Chavez said that the Spanish King could not make up with the fact that Latin American countries (former...
  • Rudy would appoint federal judges who adhere to Conservative Principles

    11/16/2007 8:48:43 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 109 replies · 299+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2007 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rudy Giuliani assured a conservative legal group Friday that if elected president he would appoint federal judges who adhere to their principles. He also praised a judge who declared the capital city's gun ban unconstitutional and ridiculed efforts to eliminate the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. In a speech marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, Giuliani spelled out a conservative legal agenda in which he cited Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts as models for the judges he would appoint to the federal...