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  • VIRAL VIDEO: ‘Happy Chewbacca Mom’ breaks Facebook record

    05/21/2016 12:57:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Wavy10<com ^ | 5/21/16 | kxan
    AUSTIN, TX. (KXAN) – A Texas woman’s Facebook Live video showing her laughing uncontrollably in a Chewbacca mask now has more than 100 million views on the social media
  • Trump Breaks Ten Million Attendees and YouTube Views of Rallies

    01/14/2016 2:36:39 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 122 replies
    My Own Workup | 01/14/2016 | DoughtyOne
    TRUMP DOCUMENTED ATTENDANCE AND VIEWS Several Freepers have brought up the issue of how many people have viewed Trump's rallies.  When I looked one up, I was floored to see how many people had either attended his rallies, had seen them on closed circuit, or had viewed the videos on YouTube. Here are some of the numbers. Please note that some events had several YouTube videos available.  When I could found more than one video of an event, I added the totals below. Links are provided for verification of numbers or simply to listen to the events if you...
  • Presidential Profiles Update

    08/27/2015 9:24:25 AM PDT · by Shery · 3 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Robert Eno
    Another week, another domination of the Republican race by Donald Trump. Unlike past weeks, where sheer personality was the driver of Trump’s position at the top of the pack, this week the attention was policy-driven. Trump released a bold plan to stop illegal immigration that was praised by conservative immigration leaders like Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and condemned by liberals and their allies in the media and so-called “conservative intelligentsia.” The issue has dominated the race all week, especially the issue of birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants born in the United States, aka “anchor babies.” There have...
  • What presidential candidate most aligns with your views?

    08/13/2015 1:53:34 PM PDT · by Dacula · 82 replies
    Answer the following questions to see how your beliefs match each political party.
  • Exclusive: SunTrust Cuts Business Ties with Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked

    05/16/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller via The Drudge Report ^ | May 16, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    First they lost their television show. Now the Benham brothers say they are losing their business. SunTrust Banks is cutting ties with would-be reality stars David and Jason Benham after liberal activists attacked them for their conservative views on abortion and gay marriage, The Daily Caller has learned. In a statement provided first to TheDC on Friday, the Benham brothers confirmed that SunTrust Banks has pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers’ bank-owned property business, which includes several franchisees across four states. The move comes just a week after HGTV announced it was canceling a planned home...
  • Angry Clingers UNITE!

    02/08/2014 3:49:13 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This week's news skim/conservative opinion/links at Reaganite Republican...
  • Documents reveal British banned Geller and Spencer because of their ‘pro-Israeli views’

    12/02/2013 1:23:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/2/13 | Pamela Geller
    The British government tried to cover its tracks. But a new cache of documents Robert Spencer and I have received in our battle to overturn our being banned from Britain reveal that a chief reason why we were banned from the country was because we strongly support Israel. As part of our lawsuit against the Queen of England and the Home Secretary et al, we have received numerous documents between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Office of Security and Counterterrorism, and the Home Secretary. In one of them, an official in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office whose name was...
  • Heavy Metal Is Back: The Best Cities For Industrial Manufacturing

    12/18/2011 7:03:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies ^ | 12/15/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    For a generation American manufacturing has been widely seen as a “declining sport.” Yet its demise has been largely overplayed. Despite the many jobs this sector has lost in the past generation, manufacturing remains remarkably resilient, with a global market share similar to that of the 1970s. More recently, the U.S. industrial base has been on a powerful upswing, with employment climbing steadily since 2009. Boosted by productivity gains and higher costs in competitors, including China, U.S. manufacturing exports have grown at their fastest rate since the late 1980s. In 2011 American manufacturing continued to expand, while Germany, Japan and...
  • Scary US views

    12/05/2011 3:58:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies ^ | 12/5/11 | Editor
    In recent days, there has been a truly frightening articulation of the US administration’s perception of Israel vis-à-vis the Muslim world. On Friday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta essentially blamed Israel for its own “increasing isolation,” urging the Jewish state to reach out to its neighbors. He suggested that Israel make diplomatic inroads with the Muslim Brotherhood’s Egypt, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly Islamist and anti-Israel Turkey, and vulnerable Jordan, a country whose leadership – for the sake of self-preservation – has been making concessions to its own Muslim Brotherhood. And when asked at the end of his speech at the Brookings...
  • 180 Movie on Abortion Goes Viral, 500K Views in One Week

    10/04/2011 8:24:25 AM PDT · by julieee · 24 replies ^ | October 3, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    180 Movie on Abortion Goes Viral, 500K Views in One Week Washington, DC -- The new pro-life movie 180 has become an overnight sensation as half a million people have watched the 33-minute pro-life documentary in just one week since director and producer Ray Comfort released it to the public.
  • Will the "views" feature ever make a comeback?

    10/08/2010 6:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    10/8/2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Just asking. Liked seeing how many people had viewed a particular thread.
  • The View's Hasselbeck Pummels Valerie Jarrett on Economy; Liberal Co-hosts Repeatedly Change

    09/14/2010 7:24:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/14/10 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Interviewing White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett yesterday, The View's liberal co-hosts repelled Elisabeth Hasslebeck's tough questions on President Obama's failed economic agenda by changing the subject and ignoring their conservative colleague's criticism.Refuting the claim that the economy is "certainly moving in the right direction" despite dismal unemployment numbers, Hasselbeck asked Jarrett if Obama's $50 billion infrastructure bill represents an "admittance of failure on the $800 billion stimulus bill that didn't seem to work." To sidestep Hasselbeck's question, Jarrett invoked incredulity, flawed statistics, and historical revisionism:
  • When will number of views be coming back to threads?

    06/30/2010 1:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Vanity | June 30, 2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Like to know how many people have viewed a particular thread, whether mine or someone else's, so I'm curious if we'll see that feature return.
  • Where are the Number of Views?

    06/08/2010 7:36:35 PM PDT · by caper gal 1 · 50 replies · 61+ views
    Tonight the number of views for posts disappeared and all that displays is the number of comments. What's up with that? I LIKE seeing number of views, using it as a barometer of interest in a post.
  • New Views of Our Milky Way Revealed

    09/22/2009 4:54:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | 9/22/09 | Clara Moskowitz
    New photographs of the center of the Milky Way reveal the chaotic environment at the heart of our galaxy, where a supermassive black hole is thought to lurk. The close-up views come from two recent projects - one undertaken by an amateur astronomer. Stephane Guisard, an engineer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, used his personal 10-cm telescope to take 1,200 individual images over 29 nights during his free time. He then combined the photos, which took a total of more than 200 hours of exposure time, into a stunning mosaic image of the Milky Way's center. The...
  • Thread views not displaying?

    07/26/2009 6:37:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies · 324+ views
    Little House on Unaka | July 26, 2009 | don-o
    Today, I notice that the number of thread views is not displaying. The number of replies is. I like to see the number of views because it indicates what subjects are of most interest to FReepers at any time. For example, Palin posts get many views and gets them quick. My posts about Honduras, not so much. Did the recent outages cause the elimination of the "views" data?
  • Sotomayor declines to talk about abortion views

    07/15/2009 8:41:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,032+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/09 | David Espo and Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor declined repeatedly at Senate confirmation hearings Wednesday to disclose her views on abortion rights, and said President Barack Obama never asked her about the issue before he chose her for the bench. "I can't answer ... because I can't look at it in the abstract," she told Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., as he sought to draw her out with questions about hypothetical cases. Even if she knew more about the specifics of a case, she added, "I probably couldn't opine because I'm sure that situation might well arise before the court."
  • White House puts bull's Eye on Talk Radio

    01/27/2009 6:57:13 AM PST · by Maxstake · 30 replies · 1,543+ views
    On Obama's agenda, according to his White House website, is the goal to "encourage diversity in media ownership." Obama elaborates on the site that his aim is to "encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum." The plan apparently aligns with longstanding Democratic suggestions to resurrect the "Fairness Doctrine." The policy was abandoned in 1987 under President Reagan when there were 75 radio talk shows in the U.S. Reagan opposed the policy because it required...
  • Faculty votes disapproval of professor

    10/04/2008 10:24:54 PM PDT · by Lathspell · 12 replies · 1,014+ views
    Press Telegram ^ | 10/3/08 | Kevin Butler
    CSULB: Academic Senate distances itself from Kevin MacDonald's controversial works.LONG BEACH - The Cal State Long Beach Academic Senate has voted to disassociate itself from the writings of a controversial psychology professor who has been accused of having anti-Semitic and white ethnocentric views. "While the Academic Senate defends Dr. Kevin MacDonald's academic freedom and freedom of speech, as it does for all faculty, it firmly and unequivocally disassociates itself from the anti-Semitic and white ethnocentric views he has expressed," according to the resolution Thursday. Responding to the resolution, MacDonald, a tenured professor, said "everyone has ethnic interests." "This is an...
  • Views/Hits are gone...Suggestions? (FR Help)

    09/20/2008 3:53:19 AM PDT · by jilliane · 19 replies · 386+ views ^ | 9/20/2008 | Jilliane
    Any ideas why the Views: stat is missing? I like the stat so I can see when a topic has had a lot of FR interest even if replies aren't high. I checked computers in 3 locations and none of them showed views. I did a search for "views" and find 1 posting from 3/05 about Views - it vanished before and may not be a universal problem. Also, tried clicking on "Activity" as someone there indicated and some threads have views and others don't.
  • Living the Pro-Life Message: John McCain's Adoption Makes His Views Real

    07/07/2008 1:13:01 PM PDT · by julieee · 16 replies · 210+ views ^ | July 7, 2008 | Laura Echevarria
    by Laura Echevarria I learned something new about John McCain this week. I knew that he and his wife had an adopted daughter and that Cindy McCain had brought her home as an infant after visiting Mother Teresa in India. What I did not know was that when they brought their little girl back to care for her and save her life, they brought back another little girl as well. She was adopted by one of McCain's aides. Read the full story at:
  • Pinch Me! I See Views!!! (Thanks John and Jim!!!)

    03/07/2008 3:54:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 2,226+ views
    Full Metal Vanity | 3/7/08
    Wooo Hoooo!!!!!! The Views Stats are Back.. The Views Stats are Back! uhh,, never mind.. Carry on. :-}
  • SUPER TUESDAY LOOMS - Candidates Heat Up Their Responses

    02/02/2008 12:36:34 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 138+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 02/02/08 | vanity
    As "Super Tuesday" approaches, the candidates take off the gloves and let fly !
  • CA: Leading conservative derides Schwarzenegger views (Sen. Tom McClintock)

    09/09/2007 1:45:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 630+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/9/07 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    One of California's leading conservatives delivered a public slap at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday, two days after the celebrity governor called for the Republican Party to move to the political center or risk a future of irrelevance. Sen. Tom McClintock never mentioned the governor by name, but his speech to GOP activists at a state convention was thick with transparent digs at Schwarzenegger and referenced remarks the governor made last week. On Friday, the governor declared that the GOP was "dying at the box office" and would drift into the political margins unless it tackles issues like global warming...
  • Are You A Democrat, Republican or Southerner? Find Out!

    04/14/2007 9:53:35 AM PDT · by dvan · 21 replies · 1,606+ views
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    What follows is a watershed question, your answer to which will definitively place you in one or the other political camp. Are you a Democrat, Republican or Southerner? Here is a little test that will help you decide. The answer can be found by posing the following question: You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you. You are carrying a Glock cal 40, and you are an expert...
  • Carter says majority in U.S. support views in book

    02/22/2007 5:28:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 1,306+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/22/07 | Matthew Bigg
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Jimmy Carter defended his new book on the Middle East on Thursday against sharp criticism from Jewish groups and said a majority of U.S. citizens including many Jews supported its main proposals. Letters he received since the publication in November of "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid" were largely supportive and included support from many readers who described themselves as U.S. Jews, said the former president. Jewish groups have expressed outrage at the book, arguing that its title and contents could undermine perceptions of Israel's legitimacy. Carter, 82, was addressing a forum at Atlanta's Emory University in which he...
  • First Thing that Comes to Mind for "China": #1-4

    06/11/2006 12:16:50 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 1 replies · 251+ views
    ZhongHuaRising ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    The Committee of 100 survey that I have mentioned here in the past asked the question of American opinion leaders - What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "China?" 4. Human/religious/civil rights - 16% (This is the percentage of the US population that are treehuggers and activists.) 3. Communism - 16% (They think this means everyone eating off of the same table and sharing the car.) 2. Population - 40% (Finally someone realizes that China has something the rest of the world doesn't - the largest population in the world) and.... 1. Economic growth -...
  • The Committee of 100

    06/11/2006 12:06:51 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 146+ views
    ZhongHuaRising ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    I have mentioned the Committee of 100 survey many times in this blog and will mention it again. It has presented numerous insights into American attitudes toward China and the views on China and US-China Relations. Here are some facts about the poll. Opinion leaders - 203 in-depth interviews were conducted nationwide of Americans from diverse fields in leadership positions that influence public opinion and have some US-China relation familiarity - margin of error abt. 7% General Public - 1202 adults at random nationwide - margin of error abt. 3% Congressional Staff - 101 in-depth interviews of US Congressional Staff...
  • GOP Reluctant to Assert Conservative Views at National Level (What are “they” afraid or ashamed of?)

    06/07/2006 5:48:03 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 7, 2006 | Greg Franke
    And here is where the previously cited irony from the Clinton era is relevant. Namely, that ceding the advantage to the Democrats on national issues ignores the fact that, despite any unfavorable reaction to the Republicans' handling of certain issues, the public still emphatically favors their positions over those of the Democrats. Therefore, for the Republicans to even appear to be forfeiting this arena not only fails to acknowledge that the public is receptive to conservative views -- but also gives the impression that Republicans are either too ashamed or too afraid to stand up for those views. Indeed, a...
  • Giuliani Says GOP Open to Diverse Views

    05/01/2006 1:55:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 1,090+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/1/06 | Mike Glover - ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Raising money for local Republicans even as he ponders his own political future, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Monday that Republicans must increasingly be "a big party" that accepts divergent views. Giuliani said that broad-brush themes, like limited government, ought to define the Republican Party — not hot-button social issues like abortion and gay rights. "The major thing that we organize around as Republicans is government that puts more reliance on people than government," Giuliani said. "They (Democrats) tend to think of government solutions as most of the answers." Giuliani was in Iowa...
  • Retired Officers' Critical Views Not Widespread, DoD Spokesman Says

    04/17/2006 4:41:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 444+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2006 – Recent criticism voiced by a half dozen retired generals over Iraq war planning does not reflect the mainstream views of the officer corps, a senior Defense Department official told Pentagon reporters today. "There are a handful of officers that have exercised their right to speak their mind, and certainly that's their right to do that," DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman said. Brushing aside a reporter's suggestion there's widespread disagreement among senior officers over Iraq war planning, Whitman said there are thousands of active duty, reserve component and retired general officers from all of the armed services....
  • Poll: Calif. voters have firm, varied views on illegal immigrants

    04/12/2006 10:32:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 494+ views
    Three quarters of California voters favor allowing some illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens, but 60 percent support imposing stiff penalties on employers who hire undocumented workers, according to results of a new poll released Wednesday. The telephone poll by the Field Research Corporation of San Francisco also found that 64 percent of state voters oppose letting illegal immigrants obtain California drivers licenses and 57 percent are against charging them with felonies for their unlawful presence in the country. Voters are about evenly split on building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 90 percent of people surveyed said...
  • Army Vice Chief Awards, Seeks Views Of, Troops in Iraq

    02/20/2006 11:34:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 320+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 20, 2006 | Spc. James P. Hunter, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Feb. 20, 2006 – It was a day for some troops serving in Iraq to remember. Some were re-enlisting, some received Purple Heart Medals and other troops were being awarded combat infantryman, medical and action badges. The day meant even more to the soldiers because the presenter was Gen. Richard A. Cody, the Army's vice chief of staff. Gen. Richard A. Cody, vice chief of staff for the U.S. Army, recites the oath of enlistment to soldiers of 1st Battalion, 327th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, during a reenlistment ceremony last week. Cody visited troops at various...
  • Airman views devastated hometown from air

    09/13/2005 4:32:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 223+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | sep 13, 2005 | 1st Lt Nathan D. Broshear
    NEW ORLEANS (AFPN) -- Airmen with the 822nd Security Forces Squadron are used to deploy into war-ravaged regions and secure airfields -- that is their primary mission. But for one of the squadron’s Airman, the 822nd’s current mission to provide security here in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been particularly important. New Orleans native Airman 1st Class Brandon Johnson flew in a Navy helicopter over his hometown Sept. 11 while providing security escort for news media aboard. The view was sobering. “It’s terrible seeing (flooded) streets (where) I used to ride my bike,” said Airman Johnson, who is deployed...
  • Roberts' Writings Reveal Strong Views

    08/20/2005 5:28:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 605+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/05 | David Espo - AP
    WASHINGTON - The John Roberts of nearly a quarter-century ago was a loyal foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution, a deeply conservative lawyer with strong views on the Constitution and a penchant for stating them provocatively. His self-confidence was striking. A few months after turning 30, Roberts wrote that senior Justice Department officials, in rejecting his earlier advice on a subject, had decided the Constitution "did not mean what it said." As a young lawyer, the man President Bush has picked for the Supreme Court scoured documents that crossed his desk for their legal implications — and for stray commas....
  • CA: New drilling viewed as threat (California condor domain)

    08/05/2005 8:27:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 546+ views
    Ventura Star ^ | 8/5/05 | Zeke Barlow
    In the wilderness north of Fillmore, the California condor has fought its way back from the brink of extinction. As the federally endangered scavenger's population dwindled over the past century, the rugged mountains became the metaphorical and geographical heart of the movement to save it. But the area is not just good for condor habitat; it's rich in oil, too. The region has some of the oldest oil fields in the state. A recent decision to once again open Los Padres National Forest to gas and oil exploration could threaten efforts to replenish the condor population, some say. While the...
  • Libertarians bring third party views to Montrose for state convention

    05/06/2005 3:45:17 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 461+ views ^ | 5 5 05 | Matt Hildner
    MONTROSE - The political party with Front Range roots will be looking for fertile ground in Montrose this weekend. The state Libertarian Party, whose national organization was founded in Colorado Springs in 1971, will host its state convention in Montrose this weekend, with the heart of the gathering taking place all day Saturday at Friendship Hall. "It's terrific. We were lucky to be able to host it," said Western Slope Libertarian Party member and Montrose business owner Tim Jacobs. "We're looking forward to having the members from around the state come to Montrose and enjoy the Western Slope. We've got...
  • On Being Disliked (We must be doing something right)

    04/29/2005 4:17:21 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 7 replies · 708+ views
    National Review Online (NRO) ^ | 29 April 2005 | Victor David Hanson
    Last year the hysteria about the hostility toward the United States reached a fevered pitch. Everyone from Jimmy Carter to our Hollywood elite lamented that America had lost its old popularity. It was a constant promise of the Kerry campaign to restore our good name and "to work with our allies." The more sensitive were going to undo the supposed damage of the last four years. Whole books have been devoted to this peculiar new anti-Americanism, but few have asked whether or not such suspicion of the United States is, in fact, a barometer of what we are doing right...
  • Straight From the Gipper's Pen

    04/26/2005 10:26:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 405+ views
    Ronald Reagan kept a diary -- handwritten, blue-inked reflections and observations of nearly every day of his eight years in the White House -- and now it will be published, executives of HarperCollins and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation announced yesterday. The existence of the five leather-bound volumes embossed with a gold presidential seal was not a secret. Key entries were quoted in the press during the investigation into the Iran-contra arms sale controversy in the mid-1980s: "I agreed to sell TOWs to Iran" -- Jan. 17, 1986. Reagan drew on the diary for his 1990 memoir, "An American...
  • Liberal Defined

    03/21/2005 9:59:18 AM PST · by tryon1ja · 40 replies · 1,529+ views
    Midland Daily News, Reader's View | March 20, 2005 | Bill Sandt, Midland, MI
    To the editor: The term "liberal" has been used to defien the "progressive" wing of the Democratic Party. What does the term actually stand for? Her is my definition. A "liberal" is: One who believes that it is acceptable to murder unborn children and yet wants to save the lives of convicted serial killers and rapists on death row. One who is in favor of affirmative action, but vehemently opposed the nomination of a black American to the Supreme Court of the United States. One who alleges he or she is in avor of equal rights for women, but denigrates...

    02/18/2005 12:57:28 PM PST · by freeholland · 13 replies · 687+ views
    A few weeks ago I was watching a program on C-Span pertaining to the impact of foreign court opinions upon the U.S. justice system. The primary participants in the discussion were Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer, and the event took place at the American University Law School in Washington D.C. rtsp:// The debate revolved around questions asked by a moderator named Professor Norman Dorsen, and the first multi-part question asked was, "When we talk about the use of foreign court decisions in U.S. Constitutional cases, what body of foreign law are we talking about? Are we limiting...
  • Will Showbiz and Moneybags Hijack the Election?

    10/03/2004 12:01:19 PM PDT · by Ramonan · 12 replies · 640+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 09.06.04 | Paul Johnson
    Here is one Englishman's view of the U.S. presidential election. I've been following them for more than half a century, always taking sides. I backed Truman in 1948, in gratitude for his magnificent backing of Europe's freedom, and Kennedy in 1960 because, as a Catholic, I wanted the taboo on a Catholic in the White House broken. In recent years I've backed Republicans simply because I feel safer with one as President and in charge of the West's defenses. This feeling has never been stronger than it's been since President Bush, in contrast to the careless and frivolous Bill Clinton,...
  • Bush Criticizes Kerry on Iraq War Views

    08/10/2004 11:08:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 934+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/04 | pete Yost - AP
    PENSACOLA, Fla. - President Bush (news - web sites) criticized Democratic rival John Kerry (news - web sites) on Tuesday for saying he would still have voted to authorize the war in Iraq (news - web sites) even if he had known that no weapons of mass destruction would be found. "Almost 220 days after switching positions to declare himself the anti-war candidate, my opponent has found a new nuance," saying he "now agrees it was the right decision to go into Iraq," Bush told several thousand cheering supporters in the Florida Panhandle, a heavily military area. "After months of...
  • No anti-Semitic fallout from 'Passion' - made folks re-examine views, less willing to cast blame

    03/18/2004 3:56:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 227+ views
    SFgate ^ | 3/18/04 | Don Lattin
    <p>Despite fears that it could promote anti-Semitism, the new film by Mel Gibson "The Passion of the Christ'' may have made Americans less likely to blame Jews for the death of Jesus, according to a new survey.</p> <p>Among those interviewed for a new national poll who had seen or knew about the film, 83 percent said the movie and its surrounding controversy had no effect on the extent they believe contemporary Jews are responsible for the death of Jesus. Only 2 percent said the movie made them more likely to blame Jews, while 9 percent said the movie made them less likely to hold Jews responsible.</p>
  • CA: Governor's views on how to lead may ensnare him

    03/14/2004 8:12:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 195+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/14/04 | Daniel Weintraub
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger caused a stir recently when, appearing on late-night television, he said he wouldn't mind if the people of California voted to legalize gay marriage.</p> <p>"I believe in domestic partnership," Schwarzenegger told host Jay Leno, endorsing the status-quo alternative to gay marriage. But, the governor added, "If the people change their minds and want to overrule that, that's fine with me."</p>
  • Democrats Buy Airtime to Explain Views

    12/29/2003 11:42:05 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 139+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/29/03 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Democrats running for president complain they can't fully explain their views on foreign policy, health care or national security in debates featuring all nine candidates. Surely, then, they can't do it in commercials that last only 30 seconds, or, for that matter, in newspaper ads or television interviews edited to sound bites. To compensate, some of the candidates are buying half-hour blocks of airtime in early primary and caucus states to broadcast programs that allow them to speak at length about whatever they choose. Whether voters are tuning in, however, is debatable. ``The conventional wisdom is that nobody will sit...
  • Danny Glover shares views on activism

    09/04/2003 6:58:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 239+ views
    News & Record ^ | 9/04/03 | MATT WILLIAMS
    Glover shares views on activism 9-4-03 By MATT WILLIAMS, Staff Writer News & Record GREENSBORO -- When Bush administration supporters denounced Hollywood actors who opposed a war in Iraq, Danny Glover didn't understand why his profession had anything to do with speaking his mind. "The fact is when you speak truth, you're always going to be attacked, whether you're an actor or whether you're a plumber," Glover said. "Without dissent, it's not really a democracy." Glover took that message to Bennett College on Wednesday, invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. to urge students to make activism part of...
  • Views of U.N Security Council Members

    02/27/2003 11:48:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 270+ views ^ | 2/27/03 | AP
    Here's a look at the different views held by the 15 Security Council members regarding potential military action in Iraq: The five permanent members with veto power: See article. The 10 elected members without veto power: See article.
  • Democrat Group Fears Pelosi's Views Would 'Polarize Country'

    11/17/2002 6:09:33 AM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 46 replies · 349+ views ^ | November 13, 2002 | Christine Hall
    ( - The likely ascendancy of San Francisco liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi to the post of House minority leader has sparked questions about whether she will lead the Democratic Party too far left, jeopardizing its chances of taking back the House in 2004. In the wake of a disappointing 2002 mid-term for Democrats, Pelosi herself has stressed the importance of 2004, the year of both the next presidential and House elections. "Tomorrow is the first day of the election of 2004," Pelosi declared on Election Day. "We can't take any chance that the message is muddied. There will be just...
  • ABC goes inside the towers (9/11 programming for September)

    05/28/2002 2:35:34 PM PDT · by mhking · 9 replies · 301+ views
    ABC goes inside the towersBroadcasting & Cable 5/28/02 10:32:00 AM As part of its Sept. 11 anniversary programming, ABC News is presenting an unusual joint project with USA Today that will recreate the disaster from various vantage points inside the World Trade Center immediately after the planes hit. USA Today produced a remarkable special report in December that used floor plans, photos, architectural designs and testimony to document how many inside the building were able to survive the strikes and collapse of the towers. 'We can show through animation what it looked like to the people inside,' ABC executive vice...