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  • John Kerry likens Crimea 'fervor' to WWII build-up

    03/18/2014 10:18:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    NDTV ^ | 4-19-14 | AFP
    US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Tuesday against any military incursion into eastern Ukraine and likened the "nationalistic fervor" fueled by the Crimea crisis to the build-up before World War II. Any moves by Russia to march into eastern Ukraine "would be as egregious as any step that I can think of that would be taken by a country in today's world, particularly by a country like Russia, where so much is at stake," Kerry said. (SNIP) Kerry said comments from Putin about what was happening in Crimea "just didn't jive with reality or with what's happening...
  • (NBC News) Russia's 11: Who Are the Officials the U.S. Has Sanctioned?

    03/17/2014 5:40:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    NBC ^ | 3-17-2014 | Jeff Black
    When President Barack Obama on Monday imposed the most comprehensive set of sanctions against Russia since the Cold War, he designated seven Russian officials as targets for having their bank accounts and property frozen for supporting Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine. All are close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but many are unknown to Americans. The Treasury Department also targeted the personal wealth of four pro-Russian Ukrainians for their roles in the Crimean peninsula breakaway under a March 6 order. Obama said the sanctions aimed to "increase the cost" to Russia, and he warned that more people could...
  • President Pantywaist Capitulates Again in Ukraine

    03/02/2014 4:53:20 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/2/2014 | Kelly OConnell
    Obama, the Dudley Do-Wrong of world politics, has made his next tremulous and stumbling maneuver by speechifying a warning vis-à-vis Kiev, then standing down to President Putin over his Ukrainian invasion. More, it’s utterly bizarre how the left in the American political spectrum refuses to either admit Barack is an astounding danger to the future of our democratic republic, or to stand up to him over his many shameful actions.
  • Ben Affleck: I can't watch 'big Republican' actors

    01/30/2014 6:14:38 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/30/2014 | Larry Elder
    Democratic fundraiser/actor Ben Affleck – and the next big-screen “Batman” – recently gave an interview to Playboy. His own bias against Republicans, he admits, prevents him from fully enjoying a Republican actor’s performance. “It’s … hard,” said Affleck, “to get people to suspend disbelief.” Affleck said: “When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (bleep) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”
  • Tupac Shakur Biopic to Be Filmed in 2014

    09/20/2013 9:26:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 9/19/2913 | Unknown
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new biopic on slain rapper Tupac Shakur is coming.</p> <p>Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla Films announced in a Thursday news release they are in final negotiations to partner on the production of "Tupac." The picture will begin filming next year in Atlanta.</p>
  • WashPost Poll Finds Obama Approval Unaffected

    05/22/2013 6:14:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/21/2013 | Tim Graham
    Full header: WashPost Poll Finds Obama Approval Unaffected, President 'More Focused' Than Republicans on Issues People Care About. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday's front page that their ABC-Post poll showed Obama’s approval rating remained steady, with 51 percent approving and 44 percent disapproving. Then came the Post polling comparison to uncaring Republicans. Dan Balz and Jon Cohen reported: “A bare majority of Americans say they believe that Obama is focused on issues that are important to them personally; just 33 percent think so of congressional Republicans.” They illustrated that 18-point gap with a graph.
  • Was David Petraeus blackmailed over Benghazi?

    05/13/2013 10:23:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-13 | DrJohn
    The Benghazi affair is on fire and it could possibly go nuclear soon. It is now very clear that the Obama regime scrubbed the truth from the Benghazi talking points. Politics: It would be naïve to expect any White House to ignore the political implications of a foreign policy crisis occurring two months before a presidential election. But there is a reason why no White House admits to finessing a tragedy: It's unseemly. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland injected politics into the U.S. response to Benghazi when she raised objections to draft “talking points” being prepared for Rice’s television appearances....
  • Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal

    05/12/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 128 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-12-2013 | Joseph Curl
    May 12, 2013 Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal Joseph Curl EXCERPT: Carnival barker Jay Carney looked almost ashen Friday as he took the podium to face a suddenly invigorated press corps. Of course, the public briefing came after a private session with “reporters who matter,” a sure sign the White House is in full hunker-down mode — and, more precisely, terrified. Speaking for the White House, the flack said the CIA was fully to blame for the talking points. Fully. “That is what was generated by the intelligence community, by the CIA,” he said. For the record, this...
  • John Kerry Says He'll Answer Questions on Benghazi

    05/09/2013 3:16:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    kstp.com ^ | 5/9/13 | Leslie Dyste
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he's determined to answer any questions related to the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, as the House Republican leader pushed for more information from the Obama administration. One day after a lengthy House hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, Kerry told reporters as he traveled overseas that anyone culpable of wrongdoing will be dealt with appropriately. But he's withholding judgment on testimony in Congress suggesting that senior State Department officials were pressured or demoted for objecting to the administration's initial and since-debunked explanations for the attacks.
  • Santorum on Romney ‘endorsement’: ‘It was tough’

    05/11/2012 7:15:33 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 9, 2012 | Eddie Scarry
    On the “Tonight Show” Jay Leno told Rick Santorum that his endorsement (that‘s what we’re calling it) of Mitt Romney seemed “kind of tepid,” given that it was sent out in an email at 11 p.m. Monday. “I think we just needed some time,” Santorum said. “It was a rough and tumble campaign. I can‘t say that it would have been an easy thing the next day to turn around and say ’oh you know, lets just go forward.’ It was tough. So I wanted an opportunity to sort of think about it a little bit… Over the weekend I...
  • What if Santorum wins PA anyway (vanity)

    04/11/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT · by Kenny · 29 replies
    4/11/12 | self
    Just a thought, what if we were able to coordinate a massive protest vote against Romney. We could find a group to run an ad of our own saying we're tired of Romney's relentless negatives, tired of his lack of a real platform, and tired of having him shoved down our throats. Can it be done? Sure, through Facebook and Twitter we can get the word out in days. Should it be done? Absolutely, it's our only chance to fight back and let them know we’re not their puppets. I know the usual beaten down "it can't be done" meme...
  • Hey iPhone Fanatics: Revolutionary 'Simsung Turbo 3000 Xi MultiTask' Leaves You in the Dust!

    04/09/2012 3:17:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • U.S. calls for U.N. pay raise to be rescinded

    08/30/2011 7:21:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2011 | Patrick Worsnip
    The United States called on Monday for the rescinding of a nearly 3 percent cost of living pay raise to almost 5,000 U.N. employees in New York, saying it was inappropriate at a time of global austerity. In a letter to the independent body that awarded the raise, senior U.S. diplomat Joseph Torsella said Washington "strongly objects" to the measure, which took effect on August 1 and covers around 4,800 U.N. international staff. ... The United States pays 22 percent of the U.N. core budget. The Obama administration is accused by some Republicans in Congress of uncritically funding a body...
  • Top 10 US States That Receive the Most Food Stamps

    05/14/2011 7:40:33 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 78 replies · 1+ views
    International Business ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2011
    The US government is handing out a record number of food stamps, which is one more statistic among many that suggests the recession is far from over for the average American. According to US government data compiled by the WSJ, 44 million Americans, or 14 percent of the total US population, is on food stamps. The two states that receive the most food stamps have 20 percent of their population on it and 43 states have over 10 percent of their populations receiving it. Moreover, the number of people receiving food stamps increased for every state compared to last year....
  • Radioactive Plume to Hit U.S. On Friday (President will be in South America avoiding Plume) - Vanity

    03/17/2011 11:06:45 AM PDT · by Scythian · 57 replies
    One thing is for sure. The president of the U.S. will not perform his job, he will not gather the proper experts together to formulate a best guess on the radiation heading our way. And he will not hold a press conference. Instead, he's heading down to South America, well out of the way of the radiation plume heading our way. If his wife and kids go with him, then you know it's going to be far worse than they are letting on.
  • Actual headline: Obama Heads to Rio Sunday; Maximum Security Awaits

    03/16/2011 8:56:12 AM PDT · by matginzac · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 14 March 2011 | Ken Rapoza
    President Barack Obama will take his first official trip to Brazil this weekend where he will speak in the popular Cinelandia Square in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Access, of course, will be tightly restricted and security measures so secretive that not even the Embassy or US Consulate in Rio know exactly how it’s all going to go down. Obama’s speech will be free and open to the public and take place around 15:00 local time (14:00 EST). Access to the square will begin at 11:30, and is sure to draw a crowd. Obama is popular in Brazil. One politician seeking...
  • Obama Didn't Mention Japan In His Weekly Radio address

    03/13/2011 3:36:25 PM PDT · by constitutionskl · 54 replies
    ConstitutionSchool.com ^ | March 12, 2011 | Jeremy Farley
    Yesterday morning the fifth largest earthquake in recorded human history shook a once proud and glorious civilization to its core. At least five entire passenger trains are unaccounted for, thousands are feared dead and America’s most loyal Asian ally has been knocked back to the Stone Age. Yet, if you were hoping to hear about America’s response from President Obama Saturday morning you were in for a rude awakening- the words “earthquake”, “Japan”, and “Tsunami” never once appeared in the President’s weekly radio address- though nearly twenty four hours had passed since the devastating quake ripped through the heart of...
  • Rep. McCarthy Intros Bill to Ban High-Capacity Ammo Clips

    01/18/2011 4:01:18 PM PST · by DarthVader · 137 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News Blog ^ | 1/18/11 | John R. Parkinson
    In the aftermath of the attempted murder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have proposed a cluster of gun control measures ranging from a ban to knowingly carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of certain high-profile government officials to a proposal to allow members of Congress to carry firearms in the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy formally introduced her own bill on the House floor Tuesday that would ban high-capacity ammunition clips like the one Jared Loughner used to gun down 19 individuals in the Tucson shooting Jan. 8. McCarthy, who is regarded as one...
  • University of South Carolina Offers Course on Lady Gaga (YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)

    10/30/2010 1:49:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta, Ga. ^ | 2010-10-29 | Marlena Wilson
    Columbia, SC -- She’s conquered music, makes a fashion statement, has influenced politics… now she’s a course subject at the University of South Carolina. I’m talking about Lady Gaga. Starting this spring the University will offer a course titled “Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame”. Longtime sociology professor – Mathiew Deflem – will be teaching the course. Normally his focus is on criminology, policing, and the sociology of law. But the professor admits that he is a huge fan of Lady Gaga. To his knowledge this is the only course of it’s kind in the country.
  • Obama Was Too Busy Playing Golf & Making Meaningless Speeches To Help Chilean Miners

    10/13/2010 7:15:13 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 34 replies
    Wednesday, October 13,2010 | Stayfree
    I noticed that Israel's PM Netanyahu was mentioned in the President of Chile's thank you, but I never heard Obama's name...makes me wonder if the the White House Commie was more interested in playing golf or in making more meaningless speeches and lying about how great his economic policy is...
  • Oh my...(Gibbs imploding live on TV - Vanity)

    07/21/2010 12:15:10 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 67 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | me
    Did anyone watching Gibson right now find his laughing (alone) during the exchange w/ Tapper?
  • NY woman questioned again and again over ID mix-up

    07/11/2010 11:23:22 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | July 10 2010 | By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press Writer
    SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. – Sylvie Nelson's border crossings are anything but routine. Customs agents sometimes order her out of her car. Twice, they handcuffed her in front of her young children. Once, agents swarmed her car and handcuffed her husband, too. She tells them: It's not me you want, it's a man with the same birth date and a similar name. Agents always confirm that and let her go. Then it happens again. And again. "I can understand one missed identification," Nelson said. "But over and over and over again?"
  • Work or lose your benefits: Iain Duncan Smith heralds biggest shake-up of welfare state since war

    05/26/2010 3:54:40 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 68 replies · 1,296+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:39 PM on 26th May 2010 | James Chapman
    Britain’s welfare system is ‘bust’ and faces its most radical overhaul for 60 years to undo Labour’s legacy of benefit dependency, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has declared. The former Tory leader vowed to end the scandal that means welfare claimants are no better off – and sometimes poorer – if they come off the dole to take jobs paying up to £15,000 a year. He also signalled that benefit payments to the middle classes were likely to be pared back in favour of income tax cuts – and the state pension age might have to rise more...
  • What, Me Worry? Obama Watches Basketball

    03/22/2010 9:29:16 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 17 replies · 426+ views
    CBS News ^ | 3/21/2010 | AP
    With the House debate raging over the health care bill going on at the same time the NCAA tournament was in full swing, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller asked what, exactly, President Obama -- a college basketball fan who filled out a bracket for the second straight year -- was watching. Replied White House spokesman Robert Gibbs: "Mostly basketball." After basketball wrapped up, Knoller notes, CBS was turning to "60 Minutes," which tonight featured Katie Couric's interview with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. No word on whether Mr. Obama changed the channel.
  • Bus Tunnel Victim Says She Begged Police For Help Before Beating

    02/11/2010 10:54:38 AM PST · by anonsquared · 102 replies · 2,911+ views
    KIRO TV ^ | February 11, 2010
    The 15-year-old victim of a beating that took place at the Westlake transit tunnel last month said she pleaded with Seattle police officers to help her get away from a group of people who eventually attacked and robbed her, court documents said. As surveillance video from the incident revealed that transit security officers stood by while the girl was beaten, more details about what led up to the attack were found in court papers by KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Jeff Dubois Thursday morning. In the court documents, the victim said Seattle police officers did not help her when she...
  • Top ten: Things that have gotten old at FR [Vanity]

    01/18/2010 10:04:56 PM PST · by delacoert · 402 replies · 8,549+ views
    January 18, 2010 | delacoert
     10. Blog hawking (I know, I know, we're supposed to be nice.)  9. Run-on, single-paragraph posts 8. Pings to Jim Robinson with kiss ass complements 7. Posting "hugh and series", "stuned beeber" or "Bush's fault" 6. A post asking a noOb if they are sure they're logged in 5. Passive-aggressive keyword epithet war 4. Satire posts that fool you (the rest are hilarious) 3. Viking Kitties (just kidding... love ya'... really...  who'd poke fun at you...  rah roh.) 2. Vanities 1. ...
  • C'mon, Admit It. Twitter Is Useless

    11/13/2009 6:10:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 2,291+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2009 | David Harsanyi
    Not long ago, Meghan McCain, maverick progeny and rising media star (because, no doubt, of her impressive intellectual gifts), posted a cleavage-intense picture of herself on her Twitter account. "For years," the 25-year-old would lament later, "I have struggled to accept the fact that the way I look in a tank top comes off more 'sexual' than a flat-chested woman." First, let's all agree on the obvious: A nation that fails to deal with the deep-seated struggles of busty young blondes is a nation that fails us all. Then feel free to wonder why an intelligent young woman feigns astonishment...
  • What are your hobbies???

    10/18/2009 11:32:25 AM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 92 replies · 2,023+ views
    Me
    What do you do to pass your precious free time? What are your passions. Hunt, Fish, taking pictures, gardening?
  • Obama is becoming the omnipresident

    10/05/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT · by Saije · 25 replies · 1,042+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/5/2009 | Gene Healy
    "No-drama Obama"? The president's flight to Copenhagen ...to make a personal pitch for holding the 2016 Olympics in Chicago was an audacious move -- and a dramatic failure. "Second City Absorbs Its Latest Defeat," read the (rather snotty) headline in the New York Times. But shed no tears for Chicago...With a projected half-billion-dollar deficit next year, the Second City is better off without the Games. We can't say the same for Obama's reputation after his in-person appeal failed to get his adopted hometown past the first round of voting. What new project can the president undertake to save face? How...
  • The Ego Has Landed

    10/02/2009 10:35:35 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 86 replies · 4,512+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | October 3, 2009 | Gargantua
    THE EGO HAS LANDED During his campaign, Barack Obama took a moment while walking to his jet to stop and answer a couple of questions, off-the-cuff and ad-lib, for a gaggle of paparazzi swooning and fawning behind a rope-line en-route from the terminal. As an affable Hussein smiled congenially at his biggest fans, a reporter went badly rogue and asked the candidate a tough question regarding his birth certificate; something along the lines of, “Why won’t you just show it?” The smile, which had never quite reached his eyes anyway, twisted into a thin-lipped snarl, as those eyes went steely...
  • Playing At Being President

    09/30/2009 3:39:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 36 replies · 1,797+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2009 | W. A. Bussey
    The longer he is in office, the more it appears that Barack H. Obama doesn't really want to be president but only to play at being president. He doesn't seem interested in dealing with the messy, day-to-day responsibilities of the president's job. He doesn't want to be the Chief Executive and propose legislation that will move the country forward to new heights. He doesn't want to be Commander-In-Chief of the military and execute a necessary war. He doesn't take on the fiscal responsibilities required of the executive to deal with our economic issues. He doesn't want to be leader of...
  • Getting Rid of Roll Over Ads In Web Page (Vibrant)

    07/21/2009 8:28:08 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies · 1,975+ views
    Internetz ^ | 07/21/2009 | Dallas59
    Is there anyway of blocking these roll over ads in Firefox other than not moving your mouse over them? I am logged in and have been stunned by these....
  • Easy Ways to Go Green (The FINAL dying *gasp* of another leftist rag hitting nirvana. GO NATIVE?)

    03/16/2009 7:33:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1,272+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 3/16/09 | LESLIE BILLERA
    Easy Ways to Go GreenBy LESLIE BILLERA Last updated March 16, 2009 5:30 p.m. PT Save money in the bathroomBuy water-efficient showerheads. With low-flow models, a family of four can cut water usage by as much as 280 gallons a month — and yet not feel much difference in water pressure. Two we like: Kohler's Master Shower Eco (kohler.com) and Niagara Conservation's Earth Massage (niagaraconservation.com). Recycle rechargeablesCell phones, digital cameras, and camcorders have made these batteries more popular than ever, but in certain states — Florida, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Vermont — it's illegal to throw them...
  • Everyone sing "I'm proud to be an Admin Mod" before going to bed tonight

    11/04/2008 10:14:54 PM PST · by Proud2Be · 56 replies · 1,694+ views
    Proud2Be
    Despite the awful outcome of the election we are all still Americans and should be proud of that fact so before you go to bed tonight I want you to sing "I'm proud to be an American" loud and proud.
  • Let’s Sue OPEC! That’ll Teach ‘Em!

    05/31/2008 10:41:10 AM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 10 replies · 115+ views
    Energy Tribune ^ | May 21, 2008 | Robert Bryce
    Posted on May. 21, 2008 By Robert BryceLet’s Sue OPEC! That’ll Teach ‘Em! When it comes to energy policy, Congress goes from dumb to dumber. The latest example: a bill passed by the House of Representatives on May 20 that will allow the U.S. government to sue OPEC for conspiring to raise prices. There are several reasons why the bill, which passed by a margin of 324 to 84, makes no sense. I’ll focus on two: reciprocity and hypocrisy. First, reciprocity. If the U.S. can demand that foreign oil producers increase their output, what’s to stop them from demanding that...
  • UN council troubled over Lebanon arms (smuggling by Syria and Iran)

    08/03/2007 6:46:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 419+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/07 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Friday at reports of arms smuggling to Lebanon, but dropped a direct call to Syria and Iran to enforce a U.N. arms embargo. Instead, the presidential statement agreed by all 15 members and read at an open council meeting underscored the obligation of all countries, "in particular in the region," to ensure that the arms embargo is not violated. The council also expressed concern at allegations that Lebanese and other groups and militias are rearming, and voiced "deep concern" about recent statements by Hezbollah "that it retains the military capacity...
  • Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student, 13

    06/18/2007 5:49:10 AM PDT · by bahblahbah · 53 replies · 2,679+ views
    wcco ^ | Jun 16, 2007 | Jason DeRusha
    A middle school teacher in Prescott, Wis. has been fired and the Pierce County Sheriff is investigating claims she had sex with a 13-year old student. "It's just shocking to hit Prescott like this," said Tom Riley a Prescott resident. The 38-year old woman was a substitute at Prescott Middle School. The student's father says he found the two having a middle of the night rendezvous together at the teacher's home after the boy stole his mother's car. Sources said the woman's husband, and 13-year-old daughter were home at the time. The father filed a restraining order which claims the...
  • Hippie Fest, Incorporated

    02/24/2007 9:52:29 PM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 109 replies · 3,162+ views
    An American In Turkiye
    Warning! A roving band of Hippie Icons may soon be coming to a city near you! It all started on a sunkist Saturday at Wild Adventure theme park, here in Valdosta, Georgia. Concerts are a regular here, and I've seen some great bands: Foreigner, Styx, REO Speedwagon. Before I begin, let me just say that I am 35 years old. Never really saw the hippie movement. Read about it, saw the footage of Woodstock, etc. But I never really experienced it. And for that, I think God. It was an outdoor event, with families lining lawn chairs up, loading the...
  • Why You Don't Need An Extended Warranty

    11/15/2006 10:50:37 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies · 435+ views
    Consumer Reports ^ | 11/17/2006 | Consumer Reports
    extended waranties illustration Illustration by Mick Wiggins Two possible exceptions/ What breaks down and when/ Stingy warranties/ If you must buy an extended warranty /Share your story This holiday season, shoppers are expected to spend a whopping $1.6 billion on extended warranties for laptops, flat-screen TVs, other electronics, and appliances. And almost all of it will be money down the drain. Retailers are pushing hard to get you to buy extended warranties, or service plans, because they're cash cows. Stores keep 50 percent or more of what they charge for warranties. That's more than they can make selling actual products....
  • What if we had listened to the defeatists back then? (US Civil War Sketch)

    10/11/2006 9:13:04 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 773 replies · 4,888+ views
    Psycmeistr's Ice Palace | 10-11-2006 | Psycmeistr's Ice Palace
    Note that this came during a time when the tide was turning against the South. Note how the Southern soldier stands upright, with a broken sword underfoot, while the Northern Soldier is dejected and "broken"... (Where have we heard that before?) Note the phrase, "useless war." Should we have listened to the defeatists back then, and have allowed the odious practice of slavery to go on? Should we listen to the defeatists now, and allow Islamo-fascism to rule the day?
  • DFU SONG: Black and White (whether Carter or Clinton was the worst will be debated forever)

    08/20/2006 11:08:10 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 502+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 8-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Writing the history of our time in song. Two men who greatly damaged our national defense are standing near some bushes. MIDI - BLACK AND WHITE There's some who say Bill Clinton's worse While others have claimed that Carter's cursed Well, we all know how bad they were It's difficult for all to concur...for all to concur Each one had sucked in his own way But neither will leave the stage today...stage today One's known for rape, that's clear to most He dropped his pants from coast to coast The other knew not what to do With hostages held, he...
  • U.S. Defends Resolution to Halt Battle Between Israel, Hezbollah

    08/07/2006 7:53:56 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 9 replies · 335+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/7/2006 | EagleUSA
    The White House defended a United Nations measure meant to halt the 26-day battle between Israel and Hezbollah, despite criticism by Lebanese officials that the proposal was too favorable to Israel and wouldn't ensure an end to the fighting. Debate over the measure came as the fighting between the two sides intensified, further highlighting how difficult the diplomatic path will be. Hezbollah fired its most lethal rocket barrage so far into Israel, killing at least 15 people. See continuing coverage of developments in the Middle East conflict, including a news tracker with the latest updates on the crisis, an interactive...
  • UN bracing for refugee crisis if IDF enters Gaza

    07/02/2006 12:18:30 PM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 560+ views
    YNet ^ | July 2, 2006
    Head of UN relief team in Gaza warns of humanitarian crisis if IDF enters Gaza; estimates are that 25,000 Gazans will flee their homes In parallel to international condemnation of Israel for the Israel Defense Forces operations in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations on Sunday warned of a humanitarian crisis if the go-ahead for a ground incursion is given. The world body said some 25,000 Gazans will be forced to leave their homes in the north of the strip if the army widens its offensive to include residential areas used by gunmen as grounds to fire Qassams into Israel....
  • An Awakening

    05/24/2006 7:07:31 PM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 157 replies · 2,750+ views
    Anitius Severinus Boethius | 05/24/06 | Anitius Severinus Boethius
    I have seen the light! I am reborn! I realize now that I have been a RINO, a wimp, a Republican and not a True Conservative. I had been laboring under the impression that since it has taken 60+ years of liberal small steps to get to the point we are at now, it would take decades of conservative small steps to get back to a more conseravative view of government. I was wrong. We can do it now, and all at once. You see, when we got 2 new Justices on the Supreme Court, I thought that was good....
  • US House panel clears anti-Internet gambling bill

    03/16/2006 8:15:41 AM PST · by Uncle Fud · 26 replies · 633+ views
    Reuters ^ | 15 March 2006 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - A U.S. House committee on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at stamping out the $12 billion Internet gambling industry by stopping businesses from accepting credit cards and other forms of payment. The bill, cleared by voice vote in the House Financial Services Committee, would prohibit a gambling business from accepting credit cards, checks, wire transfers and electronic funds transfers in illegal gambling transactions. Unlawful gambling, under the legislation, would include placing bets on online poker sites, for example, and any other online wager made or received in a place where such a bet is illegal...
  • Democracy in a Cartoon

    02/03/2006 1:52:04 PM PST · by MHalblaub · 14 replies · 1,134+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | February 3, 2006 | Ibn Warraq
    Best-selling author and Muslim dissident Ibn Warraq argues that freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it against attacks from totalitarian societies. If the west does not stand in solidarity with the Danish, he argues, then the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest. The great British philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty, "Strange it is, that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free discussion, but object to their being 'pushed to an extreme'; not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good...
  • Protests Intensify Over Muhammad Drawings

    02/03/2006 10:55:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/06 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Tens of thousands of angry Muslims marched through Palestinian cities, burning the Danish flag and calling for vengeance Friday against European countries where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were published. In Washington, the State Department criticized the drawings, calling them "offensive to the beliefs of Muslims." While recognizing the importance of freedom of the press and expression, State Department press officer Janelle Hironimus said these rights must be coupled with press responsibility. "Inciting religious or ethnic hatred in this manner is not acceptable," Hironimus said. "We call for tolerance and respect for all communities and...
  • US sides with Muslims in cartoon dispute

    02/03/2006 9:04:55 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 355 replies · 8,380+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 02/03/06 | Yahoo! News
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington on Friday condemned caricatures in European newspapers of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, siding with Muslims who are outraged that the publications put press freedom over respect for religion. "These cartoons are indeed offensive to the belief of Muslims," State Department spokesman Kurtis Cooper said in answer to a question. "We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression but it must be coupled with press responsibility. Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable."
  • Richard Dean Anderson in Super Bowl commercial

    02/02/2006 3:40:27 AM PST · by Panerai · 63 replies · 2,967+ views
    Gateworld ^ | 02/01/2006 | Livi Dolgin
    Some people watch the Super Bowl just for the commmercials. Are Stargate fans in for a treat this year! Former Stargate SG-1 leading man Richard Dean Anderson ("Jack O'Neill") is jumpstarting the rest of his career with a new commercial for MasterCard. At the end of December he shot the commercial for their "Priceless" campaign, which is now set to air during Super Bowl XL on Sunday, February 5. In the ad Anderson slides down a wire, drives a semi truck through a fence, and blows up a building -- then is found in a convenience store purchasing replacements for...
  • Completely Useless Trivia

    01/18/2006 11:58:27 AM PST · by ToddBush · 33 replies · 625+ views
    1/18/2006 | Todd Bush
    * The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone. * Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury. * Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better. * Coca-Cola was originally green. * It is impossible to lick your elbow. * The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% * The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400 * The average number of people airborne...