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  • Michelle Obama: Men Are ‘Useful’

    06/16/2015 10:11:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/15 | Charlie Spiering
    During a conversation with students in the United Kingdom, First Lady Michelle Obama told them that men were “useful” for promoting the idea of more education for girls. “We’ve got to change cultural norms too, that’s why work on the ground is so important” she explained. “We’ve got to send different messages about the importance of educating our girls.” She suggested that while boys and men were important, it was crucial for them to talk about the lack of education for girls around the world. “You know our sons are important, we love men, we all do, they’re good, they’re
  • The NRA, today's useful idiot

    06/24/2013 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Rich P · 10 replies
    www.patriotmash.com ^ | 06/24/13 | Rick Adams
    The NRA, today's useful idiot In the June 21, 2013 Watchdog.org article, ‘Dems join NRA to push gun restrictions for mentally ill,” the author outlines the new alliance between the NRA and the Democrat Party of Florida. The article exposes the new liberal Trojan horse, i.e., “preventing firearms from falling into the hands of the mentally ill.” No matter how innocuous the attempt to legislate away guns from anyone may appear, mentally ill or otherwise; these assaults should be aggressively fought. This is particularly so for the organization entrusted with defending the most important of all our Amendments in the...
  • Newtown families: Victims turn lobbyists

    04/12/2013 8:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/11/2013 | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    When a lobbyist for families of Newtown shooting victims called the office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to set up a meeting, the first response was a standard D.C. offer. They could get a meeting with her staff, and a quick and simple “hello” from Collins herself, they were told. The families’ answer: not good enough. According to their lobbyists, the families have a rule against staff-only meetings: They won’t do them. They insist on sitting down with the senators themselves.
  • Watch out, 1%; the (Occupy) kids will be back

    12/25/2011 6:15:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    MSN Money ^ | December 22, 2011 | Paul B. Ferrell
    Warning to America's superrich: Think Occupy Wall Street disappeared in winter's cold? Wrong: The 99% just declared a new aggressive, covert special-ops war strategy to take back our democracy in 2012. No more peaceful tent encampments in parks. No more Mahatma Gandhi nice-guy stuff. Not enough. Escalation time. Wall Street, the superrich and their Washington lobbyists are tone deaf, blinded by greed, trapped in their post-2008 business-as-usual bubble. Warning; OWS tells us America's going to be shocked by not one but hundreds of wake-up calls in 2012. How? In a recent Washington Post column, OWS leaders say they are accelerating...
  • Matt Damon on debt limit: 'I'm so disgusted,' 'it's criminal' wealthy are not paying higher taxes

    08/03/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT · by magellan · 197 replies
    NicholasBallasy.com ^ | July 30, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Academy award-winning actor Matt Damon said he is "so disgusted" with what's happening in Washington over the debt limit, claiming that the Tea Party is "willing to drive it all off a cliff" and adding that it's "criminal" the wealthy are not paying higher taxes. "I'm so disgusted man. I mean, no, I don't know what you do in the face of that kind of intransigence. You know, so my heart does go out to the President. He is dealing with a lot," Damon said in an exclusive interview at the "Save Our Schools March" in Washington, D.C. on Saturday....
  • Sean Penn Takes Issue With SF Paper

    01/16/2008 6:31:23 AM PST · by huac · 23 replies · 57+ views
    Breitbart ^ | January 16, 2008 | AP
    "...Actor Sean Penn's days of writing for the San Francisco Chronicle may be over: The actor now calls the publication an "increasingly lamebrain paper." Penn offered the critique in a letter published Tuesday, written in response to a tongue-in-cheek article that focused on celebrity interest in Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. It listed a number of potential matchups between celebrities and dictators or other authoritarian figures. ...Penn objected to the characterization, saying Chavez is a democratically elected leader..."
  • The New Fellow Travelers

    11/06/2007 5:38:13 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 8 replies · 75+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2007 | Anne Applebaum
    ...I reread " Ten Days That Shook the World," the famed account of the revolution by John Reed, the American journalist and fellow traveler. Then...last week's press reports of the recent encounter between Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan president, and Naomi Campbell...The Western weakness for other people's revolutionary violence, the belief in the glamour and benevolence of foreign dictators, and the insistence on seeing both through the prism of Western political debates, are still very much with us. ...Though better known for her taste in shoes than for her opinions about Latin American economics, Campbell nevertheless turned up in Caracas gushing...
  • Throw a Net Over Nancy Pelosi (A frightening truth about Ms. Pelosi)

    02/22/2007 7:02:56 AM PST · by yoe · 25 replies · 1,571+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 22, 2007 | Alan Caruba
    Let's see if we can come up with some important priorities for the security of the United States and the growth of its economy. Well, number one is surely the protection the nation against any further attacks by Islamist fundamentalists. Clearly this has been successful to date. It will remain, however, a constant concern for decades to come. Another priority would be to insure that the nation continues to have the energy it requires to maintain and grow our thriving economy. We use a lot of electricity and our cars and trucks use a lot of fuel, as do our...
  • This College is not worth supporting...the new CCCP Speaks!...Arrogant Media Idiot Alert!!

    02/04/2007 11:29:41 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 28 replies · 888+ views
    The Columbian (Pravda on the Columbia) ^ | Sunday, February 04, 2007 | JOHN LAIRD Columbian editorial page editor
    As a columnist, I'm often asked by aspiring young wordsmiths if they should follow their dreams and become writers. Typically I will invoke the sage advice of Matt Foley, the motivational speaker played by Chris Farley on "Saturday Night Live" in 1992. I like to lean forward and tell the kids: "You're not! Gonna amount! To Jack Squat!" Yes, mine is a hapless livelihood, using mere words to try to make the world a better place. Better to pursue law or medicine, I tell the students. One of my fruitless crusades has been advocating the abolition of the Electoral College....
  • Crazy Kim Jong II of North Korea and Rick Warren Working Together For What Purpose?

    07/07/2006 12:59:52 PM PDT · by The Lumster · 244 replies · 3,418+ views
    Christian Worldview Network ^ | 7-04-2006 | Ingrid Schlueter
    While North Korea was gearing up to launch a long range missile and five rockets into the Sea of Japan this week, sending a grim message to the entire world, out at Saddleback Church Rick Warren was announcing that he will soon be bringing his message of purpose to North Korea where he reportedly will be addressing an audience of 15,000. “God is using Rick Warren to be a messenger of peace!” gushed one Saddleback member. There is great hope in Lake Forest that Rick Warren's message in that stadium will cause Kim Jong II to drop his nuclear purposes...
  • Passport plan won't better border security (national ID card more useful - NY state)

    11/20/2005 5:44:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 768+ views
    The Saratogian ^ | 11/20/05
    Passport plan won't better border security The Saratogian, 11/20/2005 Imagine having to show a passport to visit a friend or relative or go to a business luncheon. That's what residents along New York's northern border face because of the proposed Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. While a driver's license or birth certificate is all that's needed now, the initiative would require passports by 2008 at all land crossings into the United States. This is an effort to block terrorists, but it's a stumble in homeland security that ignores actual gaps in border protection. Terrorists tend not to bother with niceties such...
  • Internet Lingo and Useful Acronyms - VANITY(?)

    10/13/2005 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Dashing Dasher · 101 replies · 2,186+ views
    Multiple Sources - Dasher ^ | 10/13/2005 | Multi Sourced
    @TEOTD At The End Of The Day 14AA41 One for All and All for One 2B or not 2B To Be Or Not To Be 2NITE Tonight 411 it means: info 4ever Forever 86 Out Of or Over it A/S/L Age/Sex/Location AAAAA American Association Against Acronym Abuse AAF As A Friend AAK Asleep At Keyboard AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact AAMOI As A Matter Of Interest AAR8 At Any Rate AAS Alive And Smiling AATK Always At The Keyboard AAYF As Always, Your Friend AB Ass Backwards ABT2 About To ACD Alt Control Delete ACK Acknowledgement ADAD Another...
  • Proof that nothing changed after Sept. 11

    09/04/2005 3:06:16 AM PDT · by guitarnick40 · 80 replies · 2,011+ views
    Chicago Sun Times Online ^ | September 4, 2005 | BY MARK STEYN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    In the Atlantic Monthly a few years back, Robert D. Kaplan went to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and other failed jurisdictions of West Africa and concluded that many of the "citizens" of these "states," roaming the streets raping and killing, belonged to a phenomenon called "re-primitivized man." Anyone watching TV in recent days will have seen plenty of "re-primitivized man," not in Liberia or Somalia, but in Louisiana. Cops smashing the Wal-Mart DVD cabinet so they can get their share of the booty along with the rest of the looters, gangs firing on a children's hospital and on rescue helicopters, hurricane...
  • Rove v. Plame: Outing CIA Agents For Dummies - (libs following Lenin's "useful idiot" line!)

    07/21/2005 4:55:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 387+ views
    It’s safe to assume that the number one question asked at cocktail parties and on golf courses this weekend was who do you think “outed” CIA agent Valerie Plame. Likely, the answer depended on the recipient’s news source of choice. For example, some media outlets affirm that it was Karl Rove, President Bush’s Deputy Chief of Staff. In their view, Rove should either be fired, or resign. Conversely, other news divisions maintain that Rove didn’t actually violate any national security statutes given that he was first told of Plame’s CIA involvement by a reporter, and that Plame hadn’t been working...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • John Kerry, Useful Idiot

    09/24/2004 5:47:05 PM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 6 replies · 522+ views
    Townhall ^ | 24-Sep-2004 | Mark Alexander
        John Kerry, Useful IdiotMark Alexander (archive)  September 24, 2004 | Print | Send "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents...." --James Madison Nineteenth-century historian Alexis de Tocqueville once observed, "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." Tocqueville was commenting on liberty and free enterprise, American style, versus socialism as envisioned by emerging protagonists...
  • Saddam Said Useful in U.S. Interrogation

    01/31/2004 11:04:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 128+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | /31/04 | Matt Kelley - AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - American officials have received useful information from direct interrogation of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), a senior military official said Sunday. The official would not say what the information was, but he said it allowed interrogators to confirm some suspicions and reject other information. Speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, the official said both documents and the results of questioning of Saddam have allowed the military to hunt for some people involved in attacks on U.S. troops. He said military officials believe there are 14 cells of Saddam sympathizers in the Baghdad area and that...
  • **8 Japanese Human Shields Ordered to Hotel in Baghdad** ("What's Up The Sleeve?"-Alert)

    04/07/2003 1:02:43 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 41 replies · 297+ views
    Kyodo News (via Japan News Today) ^ | 8 April 2003 | Kyodo News (via Japan News Today)
    Title: ***Eight Japanese Human Shields Ordered to Hotel in Baghdad***Monday, April 7, 2003 at 06:22 JST Kyodo News AMMAN — Eight Japanese human shields at a water-purification plant in Baghdad were ordered by Iraqi authorities to move to a hotel in the center of the city on Friday night, local sources said Sunday. The eight wanted to remain at the plant but Iraqi authorities would not allow them to do so citing security reasons, the sources said. The plant is located about 10 kilometers south of the center of the city. The move appears to be intended to keep the...

    04/01/2003 8:27:14 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies · 362+ views
    The Australian Age (Australia) ^ | 1 April 2003 | The Australian Age (Australia)
    "Human Shields Flee Baghdad" Tuesday 1 April 2003, 8:05 AM Australian human shield Donna Mulhearn has fled Baghdad for Amman before what is expected to be a bloody battle for the capital. The 34-year-old said she and five other people arrived in Jordan on Sunday night, after paying a driver the equivalent of $A1,250 to drive them out of Iraq. She said the trip would normally cost less than $A16.71 on a bus. Ms Mulhearn said she met Australian SAS soldiers about 200km west of Baghdad at a roadblock, describing them as professional. "I was actually quite relieved when I...
  • Filmmaker Moore brings anti-Bush views to UR campus

    03/27/2003 7:34:55 AM PST · by KeyBored · 28 replies · 183+ views
    Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY) ^ | 3-27-2003 | Matthew Daneman and John Kohlstrand
    <p>’’I would have ridden the high right out of the building to the Vanity Fair party,’’ he said. But, he added, ‘’The other voice (in my head) says, ‘No, you have a responsibility. People are dying, and they’re dying in your name.’ ‘’</p>

    03/23/2003 5:58:07 AM PST · by Apolitical · 52 replies · 817+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | March 23, 2004 | Murray Soupcoff (The Iconoclast)
    DAILY NOTEBOOK.... I WAS A NAIVE FOOL TO BE A HUMAN SHIELD FOR SADDAM! ....... March 23, 2003: Today's recommended reading, especially for anti-war activists and Hollywood's fifth column, is a first-person essay by former American human shield Daniel Pepper in The Telegraph (U.K.). In a rambling, revelatory self-confession, a mortified Mr. Pepper lets it all hang out, telling just how deceived and deluded he was about Saddam and Iraq. The opinion piece is entitled, I WAS A NAIVE FOOL TO BE A HUMAN SHIELD FOR SADDAM, and is well worth reading. Here's some of what ex-human shield Daniel Pepper...
  • Hilarious - Bush as bad guy - the movement to impeach has started by Left

    03/18/2003 11:27:24 AM PST · by mandingo republican · 85 replies · 1,247+ views
    Craigslist New York ^ | 3-18-03 | anon-9537884@craigslist.org
    Is it Time to Physically Remove the illegal Bush Military Junta ?.. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reply to: anon-9537884@craigslist.org Date: 2003-03-18, 10:47AM What would Happen .... If George W. Bush, the first unelected President of the United States appointed by the Supreme Court, succeeds in driving the United States government to attack a nation that offers no threat to the United States... If George W. Bush continues to ignore the cries for peace from millions of people in the United States and throughout the world... If George W. Bush continues to preside over the destruction of human rights and the shredding of the...