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  • Obama Joker posters upset residents

    08/12/2009 6:09:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 102 replies · 3,625+ views
    CBS News 12 ^ | 8/12/09 | Some Libtard
    Posters depicting President Barack Obama in makeup similar to the Joker from the most recent Batman movie have popped up across Lake County. A U.S. Post Office in downtown Clermont had a couple of the posters glued to a collection box. Clermont Postmaster Willie Montgomery said today that the posters were discovered yesterday. Customers complained about the pasted images, he said. "Everybody that saw those posters found them to be very offensive," Montgomery said. "These are personal attacks on the president. We don't have to necessarily agree with the way they're running the country, but we have to respect the...
  • First US officer since Vietnam goes on trial for speaking out

    02/02/2007 6:56:15 PM PST · by TexKat · 42 replies · 1,196+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 2/3/07 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    On the eve of America's invasion of Iraq, he was heartsick at the prospect that he might not be military material. He even shelled out $800 for medical tests to convince the recruiters that he was fit for duty despite childhood asthma that would ordinarily render him ineligible for service. On Monday, that same eager recruit, now Lieutenant Ehren Watada, faces a court martial for refusing to deploy to Iraq and for making public statements against the war. He is the first officer to be prosecuted for publicly criticising the war - indeed the first since the Vietnam era when...
  • Iran complains to UN about US bullies

    05/01/2006 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Mazi83 · 11 replies · 355+ views
    Forbes ^ | May 1st | afp/vs
    Iran complained to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan over what it perceives as the threat of a United States attack, as the regime continued to defy demands to halt its disputed nuclear drive. In a letter forwarded to the UN chief by Iran's ambassador in New York, Mohammad Javad Zarif, the regime condemned 'American officials for their illegitimate and open threats to use force against the Islamic republic of Iran'. 'These are in obvious contravention of international rules and the principles of the United Nations,' the letter was quoted as saying by the official news agency IRNA. The complaint came...
  • Republican No More, I joined this forum got a ZOT!

    04/30/2006 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Sara F · 430 replies · 11,737+ views
    Life long republican - Drive by troll
    All my life, I believed in Republican values -- individual responsibility and limited government. Then it happened; I found myself with a small child, unemployed and disabled. I turned to my church, and after years of regular tithes, suddenly I just wasn't their problem. My Republican friends? I was now a pariah to them. My only relief was to turn to government assistance for housing, food, and other needs and I was able to survive with dignity. So chalk me up as one who no longer drinks the GOP koolaid.
  • We Speak of Terrorism. America=Terrorism? (Yes, children, you may keep it).

    04/23/2006 5:29:24 PM PDT · by IKScott · 222 replies · 3,565+ views
    I wonder if America is called a terrorist organization now days. In my opinion we literally are. If you look at it from a perspective. We tell countries what they can and what they can't do. If they don't abide we basically go to war with them and change their government and maybe to an extent their culture for them. Is this not a form of terrorism? To force a country to do something against their will. In my opinion it is, but that's just me. An it's not just with Iran and Iraq, which are recent acts of this,...
  • The Left, Online and Outraged

    04/14/2006 11:15:21 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 218 replies · 6,304+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, April 15, 2006 | David Finkel
    In the angry life of Maryscott O'Connor, the rage begins as soon as she opens her eyes and realizes that her president is still George W. Bush... Out there, awaiting her building fury: the Angry Left, where O'Connor's reputation is as one of the angriest of all. "One long, sustained scream" is how she describes the writing she does for various Web logs... ---------------snip---------------------- What's notable about this isn't only the level of anger but the direction from which it is coming. Not that long ago, it was the right that was angry and the left that was, at least...
  • GI denied request in objector case (Katherine Jashinski)

    03/07/2006 6:20:50 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 35 replies · 819+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/07/2006 | San Antonio Express-News
    A judge in San Antonio has denied the request of a former Fort Sam Houston soldier to force the Army to release her as a conscientious objector. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled Friday that Pfc. Katherine Jashinski, 23, did not prove she has a firm, fixed and sincere objection to participating in war. The judge previously refused to block orders that shipped her to Fort Benning, Ga. There, Jashinski has refused to participate in weapons training in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. She has been charged with "missing movement" and faces a court-martial, said J.E. McNeil, executive director of...
  • Lefty Org To "Storm the White House" ("we are taking over the White House", "we must storm in")

    02/26/2006 5:54:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 201 replies · 6,096+ views
    http://www.politicalcooperative.org/ ^ | 2/11/06 | Darrow Boggiano
    Storm the White House Multi-Day Event, Beginning March 15, come when you can and stay as long as you can - we are taking over the White House until they leave. Torture, Occupation, Genocide - Must End Now. Wednesday, March 15th 2006 12:00 AM Washington, DC USA TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE BY STORM - Stop Genocide, Torture and Occupation For Nat Turner, For Martin and Coretta, For all the Torture and Assassination in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and many others - We will not allow the Slave Holders that Still Prevail in this Country to Rule us any longer. Imprisonment and...
  • Moonbats to "Storm" White House March 15th (another DC freep)

    02/27/2006 12:33:57 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 89 replies · 3,984+ views
    Events RSVP Storm the White House Multi-Day Event, Beginning March 15, come when you can and stay as long as you can - we are taking over the White House until they leave. Torture, Occupation, Genocide - Must End Now. Wednesday, March 15th 2006 12:00 AM Washington, DC USA TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE BY STORM - Stop Genocide, Torture and Occupation U.N. SOS - We need your help to end the reign of international criminals. It is our duty and the duty of the United Nations to rescue the people of the world from the U.S. dictators. Murder for occupation...
  • Wall seen as ominous U.S. symbol (Miami Herald)

    02/27/2006 8:57:03 AM PST · by devane617 · 122 replies · 2,230+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 02/26/2006 | HECTOR TOBAR
    MEXICO CITY - ''The wall'' does not yet exist, and it might never be built, but already its 700 miles of fencing and electric sensors loom like a new Berlin Wall in the Latin American imagination. The proposed barrier along the Mexican border was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives in December and is scheduled to be debated by the Senate next month. In Spanish, they call it el muro. El muro has been a focus of news for weeks not only in countries such as Mexico and El Salvador that are increasingly dependent on the dollars migrants send...
  • Soup kitchens closed for offending Islam-(sacres blue)

    02/19/2006 6:12:25 PM PST · by Flavius · 51 replies · 1,357+ views
    washington times ^ | February 19, 2006 | na
    LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH PARIS -- French authorities have begun closing down soup kitchens run by anti-immigrant groups that serve pork because the practice is offensive to Muslims, who cannot eat pork. In Strasbourg and Nice, food handouts have been banned because they could lead to "public disorder." "Schemes with racial subtexts must be denounced," Mayor Fabienne Keller said. In Paris, police have stopped charities from serving pork soup at major stations on "administrative grounds," claiming the soup kitchens do not have the correct papers.
  • Students Reject Honor to 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' Hero (Col. Greg "Pappy" Boyington)

    02/14/2006 9:56:57 AM PST · by Littlejon · 105 replies · 3,771+ views
    Member of Marines not 'sort of person UW wanted to produce'The University of Washington's student senate rejected a memorial for alumnus Gregory "Pappy" Boyington of "Black Sheep Squadron" fame amid concerns a military hero who shot down enemy planes was not the right kind of person to represent the school. Student senator Jill Edwards, according to minutes of the student government's meeting last week, said she "didn't believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce."
  • Houston's new soccer team to change their name(Texas Independence Offends Hispanics!)

    02/15/2006 11:17:41 AM PST · by FFIGHTER · 37 replies · 2,639+ views
    ABC 13 News ^ | 2-14-2006 | Elma Barrera
    They're less than two months from taking the field, but the team known as Houston 1836 may soon change its name. The 1836 is the team which used to be the San Jose Earthquakes, but the new name is causing a little controversy here in Houston. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also on ABC13.com: Send news tips | RSS | ABC13 E-lert | Info mentioned on air | Search abc13.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's in a name? Apparently a lot since Major League Soccer announced that the San Jose Earthquakes were coming to Houston and would be called Houston 1836. "People have been very sincere. Some...
  • Muslims Upset as Badger Herald (College Paper) Prints Cartoon (WI)

    02/15/2006 11:33:18 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 39 replies · 1,124+ views
    Madison.com ^ | February 15, 2006 | Aaron Nathans
    Muslim students are upset by the Badger Herald newspaper's decision to reprint one of the notorious cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad.Muslim students at UW-Madison have met with campus officials, are planning a campus forum on Tuesday, and are considering whether to stage protests.The cartoons, originally published in a right-wing Danish newspaper in September, have sparked worldwide demonstrations, including violent clashes with police in countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. Most American newspapers have decided against printing the cartoons. But after a University of Illinois newspaper was criticized for republishing the cartoons, the editorial board at the Badger Herald decided to...
  • N.C. College Paper Publishes Cartoon Depicting Muhammad

    02/10/2006 7:51:16 PM PST · by NCjim · 51 replies · 1,598+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | February 10, 2006
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Muslim Students Association at the University of North Carolina has asked the campus' student newspaper to apologize for publishing an original cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad. "The intention of bigotry was clear," the association wrote in a letter to The Daily Tar Heel. "One must question the DTH's ethics in advancing a widely protested issue to cause a riot of their own. The MSA not only found this cartoon derogatory but is also shocked at the editor's allowance of its publication _ one that incites hate in the current political and social context." Caricatures of...
  • Weaponizing the University: The Case of DePaul

    02/01/2006 8:36:03 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 17 replies · 957+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 1st, 2006 | Jon Cohen
    DePaul University is rapidly becoming ground zero in the battle to reform academia’s corrupted political culture. For the third time in less than a year the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has publicly rebuked the university for its politically motivated abridgment of free speech, this time for shutting down an anti-affirmative action bake sale and threatening to punish one of the organizers for violation of a newly instituted anti-discrimination policy. The DePaul Conservative Alliance set up a table in the Student Center where they were selling cookies and suggesting differing prices based on race, ethnicity and gender. It...
  • UW-MADISON STUDENTS “SURVEILLANCE OF ANTIWAR ACTIVISTS MUST END NOW!”

    01/30/2006 6:44:43 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 67 replies · 1,419+ views
    University of Wisconsin... university communications | 1/30/2006 | University of Wisconsin
    UW-MADISON STUDENTS RESPOND TO PENTAGON MONITORING: “SURVEILLANCE OF ANTIWAR ACTIVISTS MUST END NOW!” MADISON, WI – Antiwar activists at the University of Wisconsin at Madison are responding to President Bush’s recent justifications for surveillance along with released Pentagon documents which label student protesters as a “threat” and news of our campus administration’s cooperation with FBI counterintelligence programs. The UW-Madison antiwar student organization, Stop the War! is hosting a press conference to defend ourselves against the Pentagon’s libelous allegations. The press conference will be immediately followed by a protest to counter recruitment by US Marines on our campus. What: Stop The...
  • Blowhard O'Reilly is certified Scrooge [Do Madison, WI residents commune with Satan?]

    12/19/2005 6:02:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies · 1,115+ views
    In his demand for religiously-correct language this Christmas season, loudmouth Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly blurted out one of his silliest, most uninformed opinions yet. His sham slam on the Madison media -- of which the Wisconsin State Journal is the leading force -- went like this: "Now this is a conservative city, Richmond," O'Reilly said last week, referring to a Virginia newspaper that had criticized him. "I mean, this is not Madison, Wisconsin, where you expect those people to be communing with Satan up there in the Madison, Wisconsin media." As a matter of fact, it's much too cold...
  • Support GI Resister Katherine Jashinski Now! (DU Barf Alert)

    12/16/2005 4:18:51 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 70 replies · 1,367+ views
    Welcome to the first Courage to Resist GI Resistance Support Newsletter! We are excited! We plan to send out this newsletter of breaking news and updates about GI resistance to war, occupation and empire every month and additional urgent alerts as needed. This newsletter will keep you up to date about how service women and men within the US military are taking action, and following their conscience in standing up for human rights, democratic rights and against illegal and unjust war and occupation. We will also let you know how you, your organization and your community can support them. WHY...
  • First woman conscientious objector to war in Iraq to take public stand (Barf Alert)

    12/13/2005 4:48:03 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 103 replies · 1,707+ views
    Not on our name (Moonbat website)
    Katherine Jashinski Statement read near Fort Benning gate November 17, 2005 My name is Katherine Jashinski. I am a SPC in the Texas Army National Guard. I was born in Milwaukee, WI and I am 22 years old. When I graduated high school I moved to Austin, TX to attend college. At age 19 I enlisted in the Guard as a cook because I wanted to experience military life. When I enlisted I believed that killing was immoral, but also that war was an inevitable part of life and therefore, an exception to the rule. After enlisting I began the...
  • Europeans Outraged at Schwarzenegger

    12/13/2005 12:50:24 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 134 replies · 2,810+ views
    AP ^ | December 13, 2005 | VANESSA GERA
    The execution of convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams sparked outrage Tuesday throughout Europe, which has a deep aversion to capital punishment sustained by the painful memory of state-organized murder during the Nazi era. The disappointment was particularly strong in Austria, native country of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, where many had hoped the former bodybuilder and film star would spare the 51-year-old Williams. Leaders of Austria's opposition Green Party even called for Schwarzenegger to be stripped of his Austrian citizenship _ a demand rejected by Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel as "absurd" despite his government's opposition to the death penalty. Capital punishment is illegal...
  • Anti-War Group, UW at Odds over Police Actions (UW Madison, WI Of Course...)

    12/06/2005 2:45:03 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 477+ views
    Madison.com ^ | December 6, 2005 | Aaron Nathans
    Stop the War has protested at job fairs, ROTC offices An anti-war group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison says it is the target of harassment by campus police and the Dean of Students Office. But police say the group has consistently crossed the line between protest and intimidation; the Dean of Students Office says it needs to balance the right of free speech with the right of the university to go about its business. The student group planned to rally at 2 p.m. today on Library Mall, and march to Bascom Hall. The group, Stop the War, protested at three...
  • DNC's Dean: U.S. Will Lose War in Iraq

    12/05/2005 6:13:38 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 37 replies · 1,401+ views
    Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 8:05 p.m. EST DNC's Dean: U.S. Will Lose War in Iraq Democratic Chairman Howard Dean on Monday likened the war in Iraq to Vietnam and said, "The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong," comments that drew immediate fire from Republicans. In an interview with WOAI-AM in San Antonio, Dean criticized what he called President Bush's "permanent commitment to a failed strategy" while saying, "We need to be out of there and take the targets off our troops' back." Dean suggested "a strategic redeployment" of U.S....
  • Pelosi: ‘The President Has Dug Us into a Deep Hole in Iraq; It Is Time for Him to Stop Digging’

    11/30/2005 10:05:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies · 1,644+ views
    Pelosi: ‘The President Has Dug Us into a Deep Hole in Iraq; It Is Time for Him to Stop Digging’ Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held a news conference today in response to President Bush’s speech on Iraq. Her remarks are below: "What we heard today was a commitment to the status quo – a status quo that is not working. "The ‘Plan for Victory’ backdrop against which the President appeared at the Naval Academy today was no more accurate than the ‘Mission Accomplished’ backdrop he used over two and a half years ago on the USS...
  • Protest college antiwar hippies on December 6th in Madison and in your town!

    11/19/2005 5:33:52 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 2 replies · 1,255+ views
    From the moonbats at the Campus Antiwar Network: ENDORSED BY: Cindy Sheehan, Pablo Paredes, war resister; Camilo Mejia, war resister; David Airhart, Iraq War vet and Kent State student facing expulsion for peaceful counter-recruitment; Tariq Khan, George Mason University student assaulted for peaceful counter-recruitment; Charles Peterson, Holyoke Community College student assaulted for peaceful counter-recruitment; Traprock Peace Center; Peninsula Raging Grannies; David Swanson, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org; Anthony Arnove, editor, Iraq Under Siege and co-editor with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People's History of the United States * Say No to the Solomon Amendment! Campus Anti-War Network is calling for actions around...
  • O’Dea under fire for posing with gun

    11/18/2005 7:07:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 643+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 17/11/2005 | NA
    Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea is coming under fire today after being photographed posing with an automatic pistol. Mr O'Dea is pictured on the front of two national newspapers this morning looking down the sight of the gun with a smile on his face. Fine Gael TD Billy Timmons has criticised the minister for allowing himself to be photographed in such a pose. He said the photographs were inappropriate at a time of escalating gangland violence and killings. "In my view, it demonstrates a lack of judgement and also basic common sense," he said. Speaking in the Dáil, meanwhile, Labour...
  • Gardener ad plants controversy

    11/17/2005 2:00:50 PM PST · by dennisw · 23 replies · 906+ views
    KGET ^ | Posted 11/14/05
    BAKERSFIELD - A local man is speaking out about an ad he placed for his gardening in the Californian, after he got some readers upset readers. He is simply saying, “It's not personal, it's just business.” But some in the Hispanic community like Lou Gomez the President of the Hispanic Chamber of commerce are calling the ad racist. “You know, it sounds very racist to me. It just opens up a can of worms,” Gomez said. The two-inch ad in question was published at the bottom of Wednesday's home and garden section, and reads: ’having problems communicating with your current...
  • Sheehan to protest outside of Bush Ranch during Thanksgiving!

    11/16/2005 10:01:27 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 58 replies · 1,118+ views
    From Moonbat Media: Cindy Sheehan and at least a dozen supporters are prepared to be arrested as they return to the makeshift campsite along the road leading to Bush's ranch, where he is expected to spend the holiday. "It's significant that we do not let up on this administration," said Hadi Jawad, co-founder of the Crawford Peace House, which supported the protesters during their August vigil. "It is critical for our democracy that we continue to ask the same questions that Cindy Sheehan asked this summer: What is the noble cause for the war with Iraq, and at what point...
  • September 11, 2001 The ZOT is Coming out

    11/12/2005 11:32:57 AM PST · by marketz · 136 replies · 3,213+ views
    11-12-05 | tinfoil hat troll
    Thursday, November 10, 2005 Customer service/front counter Apple fitness -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Customer service Sports advertising firm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Medical position Life sera donor center -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chemistry technician Nutraceutical corporation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Software integration engineer Dateimage -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Social work Company not listed -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Director interactive media Datamark -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Purchasing buyer Companion systems -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More Top Jobs >> Y. professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC By Elaine Jarvik Deseret Morning News The physics of 9/11 — including how fast and symmetrically one of the World Trade Center buildings fell — prove that official explanations of the collapses are wrong, says a Brigham Young University...
  • French Whine about MSM

    The Foreign Ministry has criticised some foreign reports as excessive and at least one cabinet member, Labour Minister Jean-Louis Borloo, has hinted the critical reporting was meant to hit back at France for opposing the U.S.-led Iraq war. French media have run hard-hitting reports on the riots, just as they have been very critical of social or racial problems abroad. But seeing equally tough reporting about their own country seems to have caught the French off guard. Eric Raoult, mayor of the eastern Paris suburb of Raincy, did not like being at the receiving end of outside attention. "Last night,...
  • Freep of WCW/Troops Out now protest in Madison WI

    11/06/2005 9:12:44 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 21 replies · 2,009+ views
    Freep of the World Cant Wait/Troops out now protest in Madison. They smelled like moonbats. Most of the pictures were of the lefties, but there is a picture of a ProtestWarrior holding a PW sign in it (It is me).
  • A Former President [Jimmy Carter] Warns of 'Endangered Values'

    11/03/2005 8:56:19 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 57 replies · 1,230+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | 11/2/05 | Terry Gross
    (Blurring the line between church and state threatens civil liberties and privacy, says former President Jimmy Carter. That's the case he makes in his new book, Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis, which draws on Carter's experiences as a president and a Christian.) Read an excerpt from Our Endangered Values: Chapter 1 The most controversial issues being addressed within our nation will be discussed in the following chapters. It will be helpful to understand the prevailing personal opinions of American citizens, their differences and similarities, how they have been modified or remain the same, and whether they are compatible with...
  • PA: Coalition Wants Modest Handgun Purchase Limits to Reduce Illegal Handgun Trafficking

    11/02/2005 8:40:41 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 16 replies · 555+ views
    State-Wide Coalition Points Out Need for Modest Handgun Purchase Limits to Reduce Illegal Handgun Trafficking 11/1/2005 12:49:00 PM To: State Desk Contact: Diane Edbril of Pennsylvanians Against Trafficking Handguns, 610-246-2000 HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Gun violence prevention advocates joined with elected officials and others today to call on lawmakers in the General Assembly to support legislation that would reduce the flow of handguns onto the illegal street market. Members of the statewide PATH Coalition, for Pennsylvanians Against Trafficking Handguns, held a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, to discuss the heavy toll being paid every...
  • ZOT! Bush Popularity Among Military

    10/29/2005 9:58:00 AM PDT · by mindysmack · 58 replies · 2,030+ views
    AsPress ^ | AsPress
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More than half of North Carolina military members surveyed in the latest Elon University poll disapprove of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and his overall job performance. Nearly 53 percent of military members said they strongly disapproved or disapproved of Bush's handling of his job. And just more than 56 percent of that same group strongly disapproved or disapproved of how he has dealt with the Iraq war. Overall, 53 percent of those surveyed for the poll released Friday did not approve of Bush's job performance, while 57 percent did not approve of his...
  • Fake Guns a Problem for SF Schools

    10/28/2005 12:23:31 PM PDT · by walkerk · 18 replies · 753+ views
    KRON (4) News ^ | October 27, 2005 at 6:10 p.m.
    Police are cracking down on a weapon that has made its way into the hands of school kids. A simple fake gun, also known as replica guns or air soft guns, look like real handguns, and some have even been used in robberies. But their appearance has resulted in at least one school student being treated for injuries after being shot at. Kids buy fake guns on the Internet but also at stores in San Francisco and presumably elsewhere in the Bay Area. They're cheap at prices ranging from $8 to $25 each. Most are an exact replica of a...
  • US death toll in Iraq hits 2,000

    10/25/2005 8:22:38 AM PDT · by wjersey · 68 replies · 2,465+ views
    Yahoo News (AFP) ^ | 10/25/2005 | staff
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US death toll in Iraq reportedly hit 2,000 amid a sharp spike in violence that killed 14 Iraqis as the nation awaited results of a key vote on a charter aimed at curbing sectarian violence. The US network CNN, quoting Pentagon sources, reported Tuesday that the number of soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq had reached 2,000 with the deaths of two more soldiers, a toll likely to add pressure on the US administration over its role in the violence-wracked country. For the first time, a majority of Americans believe the Iraq war...
  • Border Vigilante Arrested for Illegally Detaining Immigrant

    10/25/2005 3:10:31 PM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 38 replies · 965+ views
    American Civil Liberties Union ^ | October 24, 2005 | Press Release
    ACLU says Incident Confirms its Suspicions About Minutemen HACHITA, NM – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico expressed concern over reports that a member of the Minuteman vigilante group illegally detained two migrants near the Mexican border last week. The ACLU said it has learned through discussions with the Border Patrol that a Minuteman volunteer from Colorado was arrested after he was found with two migrants in his car. According to the Border Patrol, the volunteer came across the migrants after they flagged him down for food and water while he was driving in Hidalgo County. The...
  • 2,000 U.S. deaths in Iraq adds to pressure on Bush

    10/25/2005 3:20:57 PM PDT · by Hadean · 54 replies · 816+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Crossing the threshold of 2,000 American military deaths in Iraq on Tuesday added to the pressure on President George W. Bush to show progress in Iraq amid waning public support for the war. Bush launched the Iraq war in 2003 hoping for a quick victory with minimal casualties. The Iraqi army was quickly defeated and, when confronted by early attacks by militants, Bush was initially defiant, declaring: "Bring 'em on!" But within months the attacks grew in intensity, bogging down the U.S. force of more than 100,000 troops, aircraft and armor and delaying plans for...
  • Left wing plans to kick out military recruiters on Nov 17th and 18th

    10/23/2005 6:34:14 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 27 replies · 854+ views
    National Stand Down Day - Nov. 18, 2005 End The Iraq War - Demonstrations and Nonviolent Resistance at Recruiting Stations Across the Country Young Americans sign on to go into harm’s way to defend their country if necessary, but instead they are being turned into harm’s ministers in a war that has claimed more then 100,000 Iraqi lives and nearly 2,000 Americans. The President and Congress have breached a sacred trust with our soldiers and abused their oath to defend the Constitution by leading young Americans to kill and die in a war based on lies. As the Bush Administration...
  • Censorship at ZOT Republic [Can you believe that folks actually donate money to FReepathons?]

    10/20/2005 2:26:51 PM PDT · by newguy30 · 110 replies · 2,571+ views
    babylontoday ^ | babylontoday
    Can you believe that folks actually donate money to The Free Republic.com censors/cheerleaders, when they could otherwise donate to impoverished kids! I posted the first 3 paragraphs of my home page on 10-7-05 at around 6:30 am, with a fresh identity, using treasury as the link source, at freerepublic.com. The thread was pulled in about 5 minutes and my posting privilages revoked. The first reply suggested that Europe had a debt problem as well, to which I replied that the DX might indicate that they might not be increasing their money supply as fast as we are and included a...
  • Gitmo Prisoners Say Troops Force-Fed Them

    10/19/2005 9:26:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies · 1,241+ views
    AP ^ | 10/19/5 | BEN FOX
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay say troops force-fed them with dirty feeding tubes that have been violently inserted and withdrawn as punishment, according to declassified notes released Wednesday by defense attorneys. The repeated removal and insertion of the tubes has caused striking prisoners to vomit blood and to experience intense pain that they have equated with torture, the lawyers reported to a federal judge after visiting their clients at the U.S. base in eastern Cuba. Prisoners said they were taunted by troops who said the treatment was intended to...
  • Report: U.S. Troops Burned Taliban Bodies

    10/19/2005 10:11:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,839+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/19/05 | Meraiah Foley - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - The U.S. military said Wednesday it was investigating a report carried on an Australian television network that claimed American soldiers in Afghanistan burned the bodies of two Taliban fighters and then used the action to taunt other Islamic militants. The SBS television network broadcast video footage that purportedly showed U.S. soldiers burning the bodies of the suspected Taliban fighters in the hills outside the southern village of Gonbaz, near the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. The network said the footage was taken by a freelance journalist, Stephen Dupont, who told The Associated Press he was embedded with...
  • Minutemen meet resistance (Bellingham approves condemning)

    10/14/2005 9:44:05 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 40 replies · 739+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 10/14/05 | Lornet Turnbull
    The city of Bellingham and the state's Democratic Party have denounced as racist and divisive the presence of civilian patrols at the U.S.-Canada border and want Gov. Christine Gregoire to tell them they're not needed. Referring to the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps as "self-appointed militia and vigilantes with limited training," Bellingham's City Council this week passed a resolution condemning the volunteer guards, who stationed themselves Oct. 1 at eight posts between Blaine and Sumas. "We're hoping that Gov. Gregoire takes a serious look at this and make it clear that militia and the Minutemen with their violence and racism are...
  • Bomb, not Katrina, broke dikes: Farrakhan

    10/13/2005 12:31:36 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 60 replies · 1,790+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/13/05 | jdsteel
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan fueled a rumor that explosives, not Hurricane Katrina, broke New Orleans' dikes and flooded poor African American neighborhoods. ADVERTISEMENT "A member of the Army Corps of Engineers saw burn marks on the concrete," Farrakhan told reporters, describing an e-mail he had received. "They found two types of explosives used by the military," he said, without naming the source, adding that an eight-meter (25-foot) crater had been blown in the dike. Farrakhan said locals had reported sounds of explosions, among other things, leading him to believe the rumors should be investigated. "Wickedness...
  • Gun Law Opponents Warn Tourists Not To 'Argue' With Floridians

    10/12/2005 11:14:04 AM PDT · by Hadean · 27 replies · 869+ views
    Local10.com ^ | Oct 11, 2005
    MIAMI -- Opponents of a new Florida gun law are taking their protest to the skies. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, named after former President Ronald Reagan's White House Press Secretary Jim Brady, is handing out fliers at Miami International Airport in opposition to the new "No Retreat Law" that allows Floridians to meet force with force to prevent death or bodily harm in public places. The Washington-based Brady Campaign group is targeting tourists with fliers that advise them not to "argue unnecessarily with local people." They have also distributed the fliers at Orlando International Airport. Supporters of...
  • Operation Infinite Freep -Protest Ward Churchill at DePaul on October 20th

    10/07/2005 8:11:36 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 43 replies · 3,112+ views
    Ward Churchill is returning to the Midwest on October 20th. This time, he is going to a much more liberal bastion, Depaul University. He is not welcomed there by most of the people, however. We will be assisting local freepers and Depaul College Republicans in showing, once again, that fake indians who dishonor the victims of 9/11 and our troops are not welcome. Here is a flyer from Depaul University detailing when ward churchill will be coming, and where to go.
  • ACLU sues over post-Katrina conditions at New Orleans jail

    10/06/2005 4:41:38 PM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 487+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 6, 2005 | Doug Simpson
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A civil rights group filed court papers on Thursday demanding access to the New Orleans city jail to investigate allegations that the lockup became chaotic after Hurricane Katrina, with inmates abandoned for days, without food or drinking water, with floodwaters up to their chests. It took three days to evacuate over 6,000 inmates from the lockup after the storm hit on Aug. 29, prison authorities have said. The prisoners are now being held at 38 state and local lockups around Louisiana. The American Civil Liberties Union's court filings demand information about where each prisoner is...
  • Anti-war rally in downtown Los Angeles -- PICTORIAL (Hating-America Rallies)

    09/27/2005 8:37:14 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 62 replies · 2,380+ views
    Various | Sep 27th, 05
    I don't understand what a Mexican flag has to do with our war in IraqLots of Mexicans, wow!Halloween?I do whatever for a pennyI'd suggest you to live in Cuba then
  • The ANSWER is No

    09/29/2005 11:17:59 AM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 18 replies · 1,397+ views
    PubliusForum ^ | September 29, 2005 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    The anti-war crowd held another well-publicized “End the Occupation” rally in Washington DC this past weekend. The rally’s primary sponsors were ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and United for Peace and Justice. The rally was also the final stop for the Cindy Sheehan bus tour. Thanks to CSPAN’s live coverage, America got to see the anti-war crowd in all its glory. Peace signs, “Bush is a Liar and War Criminal” t-shirts and Palestinian scarves were haute couture at the rally. There was even an American Flag but not in the usual sense. Someone had replaced the...
  • Sheehan Arrested During Anti-War Protest (The Wretch Needed to Steal Back Headlines from Rita)

    09/26/2005 12:05:03 PM PDT · by MikeA · 58 replies · 2,286+ views
    My Way News ^ | 9/26/05 | JENNIFER C. KERR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who has used her son's death in Iraq to spur the anti-war movement, was arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House. Sheehan and several dozen other protesters sat down on the sidewalk after marching along the pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests. Sheehan, 48, was the first taken into custody. She stood up and was led to a police vehicle while protesters chanted, "The whole world is watching." Sheehan's 24-year-old son, Casey,...