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  • Media bias bests big money as top voter complaint

    02/16/2016 1:04:46 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/16/16 | Paul Bedard
    Media bias is a bigger problem than high dollar donations for 2016 likely voters focused on the presidential election, according to a new national survey.Rasmussen Reports found that when asked "Which is the bigger problem in politics today," voters picked media bias over money, 47 percent to 45 percent. What's more, the survey found that voters believe that the media has too much power in politics. Some 66 percent said it was too powerful, compared to just 26 percent who said the media wielded just enough influence in the election. "Middle-aged voters tend to believe more strongly than other voters...
  • Ted Cruz ousts Trump in first primary

    02/02/2016 3:49:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/16 | Raphael Poch
    Voting polls do not always tell the whole story. As of Monday morning business mogul Donald trump was expected to win the Republican Iowa caucus primaries by a margin of more than 5 percent of the vote. However, following the voting late Monday night, victory went to his closest competitor US Senator Ted Cruz. .....
  • Fox News Statement Taunting Trump Was ‘100 Percent’ Roger Ailes

    01/27/2016 10:48:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 01/27/16 | Gabriel Sherman
    As the war between Fox News and Donald Trump ratchets up, Roger Ailes is fighting off criticism from his senior executives over his handling of the crisis. According to one highly placed source, last night, Ailes sent out the now-famous statement mocking Trump as being scared to meet with the "Ayatollah" and "Putin" if he became president. "That was Roger 100 percent," the source explained. "A lot of people on the second floor" -- where top Fox executives work -- "didn't think it was a good idea." Fox executives are also troubled that Ailes's principal adviser right now is his...
  • Cuba Upset About Citizens Being Trained By Americans to Become Journalists

    06/05/2015 6:25:24 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies ^ | 6/5/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Now that the United States has "normalized" relations with Cuba, which was taken off of the State Department terror sponsor list this week, journalism professors from American universities are starting to train students inside the communist country. Despite the liberal leanings of the professors embarking on this task, this is a very good thing. Press freedom and holding government accountable through the sunlight of reporters are two fundamental principles of a free society. Because of this, despite "normalization" and a "new era," the Castro regime still counts practicing journalism as a crime. It's not just that they are studying journalism...
  • Oklahoma State wrestling: Cowboys stun 4-time national champion Penn State

    02/16/2015 4:00:29 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 2/16/15 | Staff
    STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State wrestling team set the stage — literally — thinking upset over four-time defending national champion Penn State. After the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions picked up pins in two of the first four matches, the seventh-ranked Cowboys rallied with wins in four of the final six matches to pull off a 21-18 victory. Fifth-ranked Austin Marsden sealed the outcome with a 4-3 win over Jon Gingrich at 285 pounds. The action took place with the mat elevated on a stage, providing a unique atmosphere much like the NCAA championship finals, in front of 6,491 fans at Gallagher-Iba...
  • #20 Wesley Defeats Division I FCS Charlotte, 35-28 (Division 3 Football Defeats 1-AA (FCS) School!!)

    11/11/2013 10:31:55 AM PST · by LRoggy · 5 replies
    D3Football.Com ^ | 11/9/13 | D3Football.Com
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wesley College's 20th-ranked football team defeated Division I (FCS) Charlotte, 35-28, in front of 14,534 fans on Saturday afternoon at Jerry Richardson Stadium. The Wolverines, who outgained the 49ers, 522 to 353, and held the ball for over 38 minutes, are now 7-2 on the season while Charlotte now stands at 4-6. Tied going into the fourth quarter at 21, Charlotte took the lead with a 1-yard touchdown run by Kalif Phillips with 14:56 remaining, his second of the game. Wesley got a first down on its first play of its ensuing possession on a 15-yard reverse...
  • Paul and Perry Are Poised to Punk Romney and Gingrich in Iowa

    12/22/2011 7:19:22 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 21, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Besides Paul's top position, Perry is now third or fourth in most of the polling. Pundits say Iowa is irrelevant if Paul wins, as he is a one-trick pony. Could a win in Iowa ignite the Paul ground teams in other states? Paul is a force to be reckoned with because of his staunch supporters. Maybe candidates should be reaching towards Paul instead of running away from him. Perry, on the other hand, could be the dark horse in this race. If not nationally, at least he appears to be set to come from behind in Iowa. Why are people...
  • Washington Post Column: Can Herman Cain deliver an upset?

    09/28/2011 7:19:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/28/2011 | Dana Milbank
    In the Republican presidential race, it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate fact from farce. In last weekend’s season-opener of “Saturday Night Live,” a fictitious Herman Cain explained to a fictitious Shepard Smith in a fictitious Fox News debate why his experience in the pizza business qualified him to be president. “There is no better motto for the federal government than that of a pizza place,” said Kenan Thompson, playing Cain, adding, “It’s 4 o’clock in the morning and you’re high as a kite and the stuff in your fridge is weirding you out — if you order it, pizza...
  • Witch Community Upset With Sheen's Depiction of a Warlock

    03/07/2011 9:51:41 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    fox ^ | 3-6-11 | Edmund DeMarche
    Charlie Sheen managed to upset a group he probably never thought of -- witches -- after one of his notorious tirades last week. In a week in which the embattled actor described himself as having "tiger blood" and other apparently super-human aspects usually found in the pages of comic books, the star described himself as a "Vatican assassin warlock" during a radio show.
  • PA (Palistinian) Arabs Upset Over Chanukah Menorahs

    12/01/2010 10:32:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 12/1/10 | Gil Ronen
    The local Jewish leadership in Judea and Samaria has put up oversized Chanukah menorahs throughout the land of the Forefathers – and the local Arabs don't seem to like it. The "WAFA" Palestinian Authority News Agency reported Wednesday about a new large menorah put up at Tapuach Junction, near Shechem, on its Arabic-language website. “Witnesses said that the menorah set by a crane near the Za'tara triangle [Tapuach Junction], a few kilometers south of Nablus [Shechem], and pointed out that this region is a center to a number of extremist Jewish settlements. "The menorah is often used in Jewish religious...
  • Flight attendants union upset over new pat-down procedures

    11/10/2010 3:34:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    abc15 ^ | 11/10/10 | Christopher Sign
    PHOENIX - A flight attendants union with 2,000 members is upset over what it calls "invasive pat-downs" recently implemented by the TSA. "We're getting calls daily about peoples' experiences, our members are concerned," said Deborah Volpe, Vice President of the Association of Flight Attendants Local 66. Volpe confirmed that the union is offering advice to its flight attendants, who mostly work for Tempe-based USAirways, involving the security moves. According to a union email obtained by ABC15, it tells flight attendants if they opt out of using the body scanner through security and are required to undergo a pat-down to ask...
  • Something Happening in Rangel’s District?

    10/07/2010 9:56:49 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/06/2010 | by John Gizzi
    Even with as impressive a Republican nominee as former New York Jets football player Michel Faulkner and all the ethical clouds looming over embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.), the chances of Rangel somehow losing to re-election in the 15th District lie closer to “none” than “slim.” And that is why, incredible as it may seem, there have been recent developments and publicity pointing to Faulkner as a contender to keep one’s eye on. This is the celebrated district held by Rangel for 40 years and, before that, by his legendary predecessor and fellow Democrat Adam Clayton Powell since it was...
  • Activists upset with Facebook

    09/18/2010 7:58:48 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | September 18, 2010 | Josh Gerstein
    Grass-roots activists organizing boycotts against large corporations like Target stores and BP now find themselves directing some of their ire at another corporate monolith: Facebook. The boycotters turned to the popular social media site to spread word about their pressure campaigns, but those efforts became much more difficult last week when Facebook disabled key features on the boycott pages. As the number of Facebook members signed up for the “Boycott Target Until They Cease Funding Anti-Gay Politics” page neared 78,000, Facebook locked down portions of the page — banning new discussion threads, preventing members from posting videos and links to...
  • Insurgent US 'Tea Party' scores another upset

    09/14/2010 9:44:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/14/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Insurgent US "Tea Party" conservatives scored another big upset victory, as a political novice routed a veteran lawmaker to become the Republican contender for Vice President Joe Biden's old senate seat. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results showed Christine O'Donnell had beaten popular moderate Representative Mike Castle by a 53.1-46.9 percent margin in the Republican primary in the small US East Coast state of Delaware. "The voters in the Republican primary have spoken and I respect that decision," Castle said in a somber concession speech in which he did not endorse his rival following a bitter weeks-long...
  • Obama Channels Hendrix on Critics: ‘They Talk About Me Like a Dog’(Video)

    09/07/2010 6:03:30 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/7/2010 | Yahoo News
    Has President Obama been listening to a lot of Jimi Hendrix lately? With just under two months to go before Election Day, Obama kicked off the fall campaign season Monday with an aggressive speech targeting Republicans. But it was an off-script moment in the speech that's attracted the most attention, as Obama accused his GOP critics of talking about him "like a dog." "Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time -- and they're not always happy with me -- they talk about me like a dog. That's not in my...
  • NCAA Stunner! Tennessee 76 Ohio State 73

    03/26/2010 6:15:35 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 32 replies · 836+ views
    NCAA Tournament ^ | 3/26/2010 | Patrick1
    Tennessee shocks the basketball world.
  • GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate seat in epic upset

    01/19/2010 6:29:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 279 replies · 10,162+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/10 | Glenn Johnson and Liz Sidoti - ap
    BOSTON – In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a U.S. Senate election Tuesday that left President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marred the end of his first year in office. The loss by the once-favored Coakley for the seat that the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy held for nearly half a century signaled big political problems for the president's party this fall when House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot nationwide.
  • New poll: Martha Coakley 'in freefall'

    01/18/2010 2:21:28 PM PST · by dep · 183 replies · 9,312+ views
    Politico ^ | 01/18/10 | DAVID CATANESE
    A new InsiderAdvantage poll conducted exclusively for POLITICO shows Republican Scott Brown surging to a nine-point advantage over Martha Coakley a day before Massachusetts voters trek to the ballot box to choose a new senator. According to the survey conducted Sunday evening, Brown leads the Democratic attorney general 52 percent to 43 percent. "I actually think the bottom is falling out," said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery, referring to Coakley's fall in the polls over the last ten days. "I think that this candidate is in freefall. Clearly this race is imploding for her." The numbers show males and independents overwhelmingly...
  • Brown poised for massive upset

    01/18/2010 2:11:40 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies · 1,547+ views ^ | January 18 2010 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Polls across the board show Republican Scott Brown about to take the Massachusetts Senate seat that has been in the Kennedy clan since JFK. The Obama/Pelosi partnership is about to get scrambled, and the White House is looking to the Reagan presidency for guidance. Reagan faced a similarly bleak economy, huge unemployment and a backlash against his economic program. He famously vowed to "stay the course" but suffered midterm losses and allowed some of his tax cuts to be rolled back. The economy made a powerful recovery and Reagan was easily re-elected. But the Pelosi view of the Obama presidency...
  • European elections: extremist and fringe parties are the big winner(Ancient Regime dying)

    06/07/2009 10:12:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,510+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 06/08/09 | David Charter and Rory Watson
    European elections: extremist and fringe parties are the big winners Millions of voters deserted mainstream parties in the wake of the economic crisis David Charter and Rory Watson in Brussels Extremist and fringe parties were the beneficiaries as voters across Europe deserted mainstream parties or stayed at home in protest at the state of their economies. The Centre Left was set to be the big loser across the 27 European Union countries with the Centre Right consolidating its position as the largest group in the Parliament. Anti-immigrant parties gained MEPs in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia. Governing...
  • Commentary: Time for another tea party?

    03/24/2009 5:52:28 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 10 replies · 526+ views
    cnn ^ | today | By Jack Cafferty
    All of this isn't lost on the average American. Last week there were protests and demonstrations by taxpayers in cities all around the country who are beginning to object in increasing numbers to runaway government spending, taxes, bailouts and our growing national debt. These protests were called tea parties. Has a familiar ring to it, doesn't it?
  • Baylor tops No. 11 Kansas 71-64 in Big 12 tourney (wow)

    03/12/2009 12:31:45 PM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 23 replies · 871+ views
    google/ap ^ | JEFF LATZKE
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LaceDarius Dunn hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, leading a late surge as Baylor rallied after blowing a 17-point lead to stun No. 11 Kansas 71-64 in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals on Thursday. The three-time defending champion Jayhawks (25-7) dispatched of the deficit quickly and led by five before Dunn fueled a decisive 12-0 run for the Bears (19-13). Kansas became only the second top-seeded team to lose its opening game at the Big 12 tournament. Baylor was also responsible for the other upset, beating Iowa State in 2001.
  • Americans Upset Obama Reversed Pro-Life Policy on Abortion Funding

    02/02/2009 9:07:20 PM PST · by julieee · 21 replies · 968+ views ^ | February 2, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- A new Gallup poll finds a strong majority of Americans are upset that President Barack Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. In overturning the Mexico City Policy, Obama reneged on his promise to reduce abortions as president. As reported, the pro-life policy had been in place during the entirety of the Bush administration and Obama rescinded it on his first week in office.
  • Looking for sanity in a nation that actually nominated Barrack Obama?

    11/02/2008 7:48:55 AM PST · by Ron C. · 80 replies · 1,766+ views
    The Net | 11/2/08 | Ron C
    What sanity is left in these United States of America? That is the question very many people are asking - just two days away from a national Presidential Election. (Jim, John and moderators, of whom I was once chief, take note… this thing is not at all over.) WTFO?? (plz, excuse my foul-language-acronym – it’s unfortunately ‘endemic’) People are marveling at the ascendancy of an idiot. Worse… an idiot-traitor. Communist National leaders, Muslim dictatorships and terrorist organizations, like: Cuban Castro, Venezuelan Hugo Chavez, Nicaraguan Daniel Ortega, Libyan Muammar al-Gaddafi, Communist North Korean Kim Jong Il, Hamas - and almost every...
  • MCCAIN CAMP: 'DEAD EVEN' IN IOWA (0 to spend Halloween 'trick or treating' in Iowa)

    10/31/2008 12:17:32 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 93 replies · 3,579+ views
    From NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Mark Murray Despite public polling to the contrary, the McCain campaign claims to be "dead even" in Iowa. "He has similar polling," Campaign Manager Rick Davis said of Obama during a conference call with reporters. "He's headed back there." Obama held an event today in Des Moines and will take his daughters trick-or-treating in the Hawkeye State tonight. Iowa borders Obama's home state of Illinois, and Obama skipped an event in the state when he left the trail to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii. A Mason-Dixon poll, conducted Oct. 22-23, showed Obama up 51%-40%...
  • Sandra Bernhard 'terribly upset' over Palin gang-rape controversy

    10/05/2008 7:58:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies · 4,039+ views ^ | 10-05-08 | WENN
    Sandra Bernhard is "terribly upset" to be dropped from a woman's shelter fundraiser following her controversial comments about US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The comedienne allegedly shocked fans at a show in Washington D.C. last month when she said that Palin would be gang-raped if she ever set foot in New York. According to reports, the star said the Alaskan Governor could expect to be "gang-raped by my big black brothers" during the on-stage rant aimed at pro-life Palin, who has said she opposes abortion in cases of rape and incest. Organisers for Rosie's Place shelter in Boston, Massachusetts subsequently...
  • A new attack from Swift Boaters (Ayers Ad Hits Nerve Please Help Keep it Running)

    08/22/2008 9:57:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 206 replies · 822+ views ^ | August 23,2008 | Obama Action Wire
    Supporter -- Yesterday, a right-wing smear group launched a full-fledge attack against Barack, pulling in every baseless lie and re-hashed false assertion in their playbook. Not only that -- it turns out the ad may be illegal. Campaign finance experts are weighing in about violations of election law. And the ad is so ridiculous that CNN and even Fox News have both refused to run it. This is exactly the kind of politics Barack is running to change. Unfortunately, some TV stations in Virginia are running the ad right now. Contact stations in Virginia and tell them this kind...
  • GOP challenger wins mayor race in Indianapolis (Voter ID works)

    11/06/2007 9:19:24 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 34 replies · 522+ views ^ | 11/6/07
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Republican challenger Greg Ballard has scored a stunning upset in winning election for mayor of Indianapolis. After trailing in polling as recently as last month, Ballard finished his long uphill climb by beating two-term Democratic incumbent Bart Peterson. With 98% of the precincts counted, Ballard had an insurmountable lead of more than 6,000 votes -- a margin of 51% to 47%. Peterson has conceded the election, saying he called Ballard and congratulated him on his victory. Peterson also promised his full support and urged Democrats to rally around the new mayor. Meanwhile, Ballard is calling it a...
  • Citadel 17, Wisconsin 17 ("Big Ten Stinks" VANITY)

    09/15/2007 10:47:02 AM PDT · by dinoparty · 7 replies · 275+ views
    Citadel 21, Wisconsin 21 at halftime.
  • No. 5 Michigan stunned by I-AA App. State (biggest upset in college football history)

    09/01/2007 1:12:40 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 59 replies · 1,446+ views
    foxsports ^ | 9/1/07 | associated press wire service
    No. 5 Michigan stunned by I-AA App. State Associated Press, Updated 2 minutes ago STORY TOOLS: print send blog LIKE THIS STORY? ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - What was supposed to be a tuneup turned into a stunner: Appalachian State 34, No. 5 Michigan 32. Julian Rauch's 24-yard field goal with 26 seconds put Appalachian State ahead of Michigan and Corey Lynch's blocked field goal in the final seconds sealed one of college football's biggest upsets. The two-time defending champions from college football's former Division I-AA were ahead of the nation's winningest program 28-14 late in the second quarter, then...
  • How Jim Whitehead Lost His Sure Thing in GA-10

    07/18/2007 7:48:13 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 79 replies · 2,935+ views
    Red State ^ | July 18, 2007
    RedState endorsed Jim Whitehead went down in flames in Georgia last night. His opponent, Dr. Paul Broun, will head to Washington. Whitehead was heavily backed by the establishment Republicans and Dr. Paul Broun, to put it mildly, is the Kossacks' worst nightmare - military pro-gun, fundamentalist evangelical, hard core states rights, and anti-budget. He said he'd carry a pocket Constitution with him and use the Bible to measure matters on which he'd vote. Going into the runoff, Whitehead had such a strong lead, in historic Georgia terms, he had over an 88% chance of winning the runoff. The congressional district...
  • Broken Borders

    08/09/2006 4:24:36 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 18 replies · 716+ views
    program show for 8/09/06, 6:00 PM EST Broken Borders We will bring you a shocking report from the U.S.-Mexico border on two border patrol agents who could face life in prison for enforcing border security.
  • Liberals upset by Hillary’s hedging (Clinton's strange bedfellows) CAPTION TIME!

    05/12/2006 5:56:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 2,933+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 5/12/06 | Holly Yeager
    Liberals upset by Hillary’s hedgingBy Holly Yeager Published: May 12 2006 15:26 | Last updated: May 12 2006 15:26 This week’s revelation that Rupert Murdoch will host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s Senate re-election campaign put the punditocracy in a tailspin. But it should not have come as much of a surprise. Yes, the former first lady used to complain that her husband was under attack from a “vast right-wing conspiracy” that surely included the conservative media mogul’s News Corp. And yes, when she ran for the Senate in 2000 his New York Post did all it could to derail...
  • CA: Gov.'s Allies Upset at Enemy Within

    04/14/2006 9:41:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 600+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/14/06 | Robert Salladay
    SACRAMENTO — Few people have worked harder than Joe Nuñez to sabotage Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's political fortunes. A high-ranking teachers union official, he helped engineer the governor's embarrassing defeat in the special election last year. So to Republicans, it was nothing short of infuriating and confounding that Schwarzenegger would appoint Nuñez to the state Board of Education. He handed a Democrat and avowed enemy one of the most prestigious patronage jobs in government. --snip-- Among all Schwarzenegger appointees to state government jobs, regulatory boards and commissions — more than 2,000 in all — about 54% have been Republicans. The rest...
  • Matt Mechtel will run as GOP candidate for U.S. House (ND)

    04/03/2006 1:55:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 1,664+ views
    The Bismark Tribune ^ | April 3, 2006 | DALE WETZEL
    Matt Mechtel still plans to do some farming this summer while he's running for Congress. But he'll have a cell phone and a laptop in his tractor cab, and will rely on its automated guidance system for help in steering. North Dakota Republicans picked Mechtel, a rural Cass County resident who has never sought political office, on Sunday as their candidate to run against U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D. Mechtel defeated state Rep. Duane DeKrey, R-Pettibone, by 15 votes, 270 to 255.
  • this site doesn't support free speech - no, but we support ZOT!

    09/12/2005 7:47:08 PM PDT · by cantthingofascreenname9876 · 17 replies · 595+ views
    because earlier i posted something on Gays being persecuted during the Holocaust and having to wear the pink triangle and it got deleted,What gives?
  • Ruck'd - Don't Cry For The Pumas, Argentina

    11/20/2004 9:41:35 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 278+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | 20 November 04 | .cnI redruM
    The International Rugby world has become a predictable place. The Big Three of The Southern Hemisphere and the original 5 Nations of Europe pretty much call all the shots. New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, England, France, Scotland, Ireland and Wales can generally walk on to a pitch against any national team not on the above list and expect an automatic win. Ok, well maybe there's an exception or two. HEHEHEHEH! Just when France-bashing had begun to go a wee bit stale, The Argentina Pumas remind us all of why Great French Moments of Courage is a very short history book...
  • What Happened Yesterday? The Underlying Panic and 'Comeback' (of which I was blissfully ignorant)

    11/03/2004 11:02:59 PM PST · by Danno · 34 replies · 386+ views
    Vanity | 11/04/2004 | Danno
    I own an Internet based business and I work from home. I make my own hours so I worked through Monday evening and into Tuesday morning excited about Election Day, feeling supremely confident with most of the pre-Halloween weekend polls showing President Bush up from 2-4 percent in most national polls. I watched the first hours or so of Fox and Friends to get the first shots of people lining up at the polls. I was excited and confident. I finally went to bed, determined to wake up early in the afternoon and resume my vigil in front of the...
  • Na(v)ratilova Upset by Use of Her Photo

    10/27/2004 4:03:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 923+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/04 | AP
    GARWOOD, N.J. - Martina Navratilova is finding fault with the use of her photo by a Union County freeholder candidate. Candidate Joe Renna met Navratilova, who has friends in Union County, at a street fair last month and asked if she would pose for a picture with him. She agreed. He then sent the picture to a weekly newspaper in Cranford under the headline "Rubbing tennis elbows." The caption said Renna plans "to meet thousands of people across the county over the next few weeks." That, the tennis great felt, was misleading. "It was implying that I knew who he...
  • Democrats upset over Condoleezza Rice's speaking tour

    10/21/2004 3:42:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies · 1,543+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/21/04 | TERENCE HUNT
    Democrats upset over Rice's speaking tour Claim it's inappropriate use of her office National security adviser appears in contested states TERENCE HUNT ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 21, 2004. 01:00 AM WASHINGTON—Condoleezza Rice, the White House national security adviser, is giving a flurry of speeches in political battleground states in the closing days of the campaign, bringing allegations from Senator John Kerry's camp that she is injecting herself into the U.S. presidential race. "George Bush will go to any length to cling to power, even if it means diverting his national security adviser from doing her job," Senator John Edwards, Kerry's running...
  • Boston Convention Protesters Upset With Site

    07/25/2004 3:09:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies · 745+ views
    Mercury News .com ^ | 7/25/04 | MARK JEWELL
    Convention Protesters Upset With Site MARK JEWELL Associated Press Posted on Sun, Jul. 25, 2004 BOSTON - *SNIP* On a rainy morning made darker by overhead girders, protest leaders held a news conference at the demonstration zone Saturday to object to the site. Some called it a violation of their free-speech rights. As they spoke, pools of rainwater collected on pavement. "We don't deserve to be put in a detention center, a concentration camp," said Medea Benjamin of San Francisco. "It's tragic that here in Boston, the birthplace of democracy, our First Amendment rights are being trampled on." Two fellow...

    07/24/2004 10:33:34 AM PDT · by forest · 20 replies · 1,451+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News ^ | 7-24-04 | Doug Fiedoro
    Send in the clowns. Here come the clowns. Yeah, the four-day Democratic Party convention will begin at Boston's FleetCenter on July 26, 2004. Oh wait, it's supposed to be a serious event, I guess. Perhaps that's why they imported those hundreds of extra hookers and the Boston Police have instructions to allow them to sell their wares unimpeded. But, darn, it's hard to take this convention seriously when the lead speakers remind me of a Bart Simpson quote: "Didn't do it. Didn't see me do it. Can't prove anything." To start off the show, they've got Hillary introducing Bill Clinton....
  • 'Blow-up' sheep forces insurance brokers to move office

    06/15/2004 11:27:54 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 90 replies · 564+ views ^ | June 14, 2004 | Unknown
    A business couple is moving their office from its current location because a neighbour embarrasses their staff by pretending to have sex with a blow-up sheep and pig. Insurance brokers, Patricia and Graham Wadsworth decided to move their office after a judge ruled that the law could not stop the eccentric neighbour Stefan Halan's daily performances at a bedroom window. According to The Sun, Judge Stephen Gullick said at Bradford Crown Court that Halan's behaviour was wholly unacceptable but it did not breach any court order. Graham was upset with the ruling of the court and has described it as...
  • ACLU Upset

    01/30/2004 8:34:35 AM PST · by semaj · 12 replies · 374+ views
    Forwarded E-Mail from Active Duty Marine on Okinawa | unknown | unknown
    If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the Marines pictured are bowing their heads. That's because they're praying. The incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the birthday of the corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. "These are federal employees," says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU, "on federal property and on federal time. For them to pray is clearly an establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately." When asked about the ACLU's charges, Colonel Jack Fessender, speaking for the Commandant of the...
  • Va Tech (#3) upset by unranked West Virginia

    10/22/2003 7:45:25 PM PDT · by putupon · 81 replies · 334+ views
    espn ^ | sel
    Final 1st 2nd 3rd 4th T Virginia Tech (3) 0 7 0 0 7 West Virginia 14 0 14 0 28 Box Score | Play-by-Play | GameCast Passing: Marshall (W Virginia) 162 yds Receiving: Garvin (W Virginia) 117 yds Rushing: Wilson (W Virginia) 176 yds
  • American Air Unions Upset at Pension Fund

    04/18/2003 8:40:40 AM PDT · by need_a_screen_name · 9 replies · 268+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday April 17, 7:17 pm ET | Jon Herskovitz
    ReutersAmerican Air Unions Upset at Pension Fund Thursday April 17, 7:17 pm ET By Jon Herskovitz DALLAS (Reuters) - Mechanics and ground workers may have thrown a wrench into labor concession deals aimed at heading off a bankruptcy filing at American Airlines when their union leadership threatened on Thursday not to sign the pact over a dispute on executive compensation. Two other major unions also expressed outrage at news of special pension funding for senior management, just as rank-and-file workers agreed to stiff pay cuts. Jim Little, a senior member of the Transport Workers Union, berated a plan to provide...
  • Upset by Israeli Challenger Possible

    01/13/2003 5:37:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 230+ views
    AP ^ | January 13, 2003 at 12:00:54 PST | DAN PERRY
    An upset by challenger Amram Mitzna no longer seems impossible in Israel's elections two weeks from now - thanks to a corruption scandal that has weakened Ariel Sharon and his party. This has given new meaning to the choice facing Israelis between Sharon's policy of trying to crush the Palestinian uprising and Mitzna's vow to leap back into peace talks with Yasser Arafat. Even if he keeps his job, a weakened Sharon would probably be even less inclined to sign on to a U.S.-backed plan for Palestinian statehood by 2005. The prime minister will not be crowned on election day,...
  • Southern Maine contest tilts to incumbent (noooooooooooooooooo)

    10/12/2002 4:53:09 PM PDT · by SheLion · 15 replies · 354+ views ^ | 12 October 2002 | Francis X. Quinn
    <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) It's the other one in Maine's pair of contests to fill its two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.</p> <p>Democratic incumbent Tom Allen, an odds-on favorite to win a fourth term representing the 1st Congressional District, versus Republican Steven Joyce, a former state legislator and longshot challenger.</p>