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  • 'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves

    11/18/2015 6:34:33 PM PST · by risen_feenix · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm being done, understand that rescues were possible, people would open their hearts and their wallets, [so she] found an independent British filmmaker, Edward Watts.. In an email dated February 6, 2015, Watts’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite, wrote: "Hatune you will be the lead story in a documentary about women living under IS.” Watts spent nine days in Germany, Turkey, and Iraq with Sister Hatune. She introduced him to Sheikh Khaire, the...
  • From traffic stop to fiery uproar, a look at the Watts riots as 50th anniversary approaches

    08/09/2015 1:48:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    AP via Orange County Register ^ | 08/09/2015 | staff
    It began with a routine traffic stop, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive rioting Los Angeles had seen. --SNIP-- The commission that investigated the riots recommended better schooling, job training, more low-income housing, public transportation, health services and better relations between the police and the community. Few of those things were realized. Today, the Watts neighborhood is largely Hispanic, but remains poor. Unemployment is high.
  • This isnt 1968. Baltimore isnt Watts. And Hillary Clinton isnt Michael Dukakis.

    05/07/2015 3:02:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/05/2015 | By Radley Balko
    <p>I wish I could introduce Richard Cohen and Lloyd Green to Antonio Morgan. Cohen of course is my Washington Post colleague and columnist. Green is a former Justice Dept. official and former opposition research counsel for the Republican Party.</p> <p>The two wrote remarkably similar columns this week about Hillary Clintons response to the protests and riots in Baltimore. Both compared the civil unrest of 2015 to the civil unrest in 1968. Both cited Nixons tough on crime campaign, which even members of that campaign team have since admitted was an overt, often racist appeal to white fear of black people.</p>
  • NASAs Hansen thinks sea level rise will be accelerating I think not, ....

    04/21/2011 10:33:33 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 21, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    ← Kilwa Kisiwani Gereza NASA’s Hansen thinks sea level rise will be accelerating – I think not, offering a new paper and updated story on Hansen to show why Posted on April 21, 2011 by Anthony Watts Dr. James Hansen, NASA scientist, advocate, and protestor with a rap sheet released a new paper (non peer reviewed) on his website recently. A video report follows. The paper is titled:Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Implications (click for PDF) Here’s a portion of the abstract:Improving observations of ocean temperature confirm that Earth is absorbing more energy from the sun than it is radiating to space...
  • Django Unchained Actress Has Sex In Public Cries Racism When Cops Ask Her To Stop (Video)

    09/16/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-15-2014 | Mara Zebest
    "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts cried out as a victim of racism this week after she was caught having sex in public. The usual Liberal media bought her story attacking the police as racists. Daniele Watts claimed she had been profiled (by police) for "kissing" her white boyfriend.THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM... The facts of Daniele Watts' story don't add up.The police didn't approach Daniele because she was "kissing" her boyfriend. The police were responding to multiple complaints from locals that Daniele was having lewd sex in broad daylight for everyone to see in a car — with the car door...
  • Charles Krauthammer, the Assault Weapon Ban, and Shannon Watts

    09/14/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 5th, 1996, Charles Krauthammer gave his reasons for supporting the 1994 Clinton Assault Weapon Ban. The column was called "Disarm the Citizenry. But Not Yet." in the Washington Post. Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquillity of the kind enjoyed in sister democracies like Canada and Britain. Given the frontier history and individualist ideology of the United States, however, this will not come easily. It certainly cannot be done radically. It will probably take one, maybe two generations. It might be 50 years before the United...
  • Pastor preaches God in Los Angeles' toughest neighborhood

    04/27/2014 2:03:47 PM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4-11-2014 | Christopher Snyder
    Pastor preaches God in Los Angeles' toughest neighborhood By Christopher Snyder Published April 11, 2014 What would compel a pastor to move his family to move to one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles? For Pastor Todd Grant, it was a belief that God wants him to serve and preach the Gospel in an effort to help change lives. ...more at link
  • Watch Anti-Gun Liar Shannon Watts Run From Dana Loesch (Video)

    04/27/2014 1:13:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-27-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Shannon Watts, the outspoken gun control advocate who heads Moms Demand Action, has repeatedly lied about Dana Loesch, saying Dana is on the payroll of the NRA and is being paid by gun manufacturer Magpul. This weekend Dana confronted Shannon Watts at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis. Watch Shannon run from Dana. Via The Blaze:
  • 'A Q Khan (Pakistani nuke scientist) visited Timbuktu for uranium'

    02/17/2004 6:03:16 PM PST · by AM2000 · 6 replies · 902+ views ^ | February 17, 2004 19:12 IST | Shyam Bhatia in London
    The London accountant who accompanied Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to Timbuktu on three occasions in 1998, 1999 and 2000 says the 'father' of the Pakistani bomb witnessed the digging of a well, toured an ancient Islamic library and enjoyed the views of the desert. A remote outpost in the middle of the West African desert, Timbuktu usually attracts explorers associated in the popular mind with the adventures of the comic character Tin Tin. And Pakistani dissidents told the reason for Khan's visit to Timbuktu, part of landlocked West African state of Mali, was to prospect for uranium. They say...
  • Black conservatives gather to talk about gaining strength

    01/24/2012 12:26:28 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 1-24-12 | Erika BolstadWASHINGTON It's a lonely world out there, black conservatives said Monday, especially
    WASHINGTON It's a lonely world out there, black conservatives said Monday, especially as they try to recruit more African-American voters to their ranks. Many black voters will quietly tell conservative African-American politicians that they support their social agenda, said Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., one of just two black Republicans in Congress and the organizer of Monday's panel discussion on black conservatism. But they don't end up voting with the Republican Party, said West, who invited about a dozen black conservatives to speak on his panel. Here's how J.C. Watts, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, put it for West:...
  • Gingrich Gets Another Endorsement (Video)

    12/27/2011 2:52:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Gingrich Gets Another Endorsement Former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts on his 2012 choice
  • For Republicans, it's Gingrich vs. Romney

    12/25/2011 10:40:41 AM PST · by TBBT · 65 replies
    L.V.R.J. | 12/25/2011 | J.C. Watts
    For Republicans, it's Gingrich vs. Romney
  • JC Watts to endorse Newt Gingrich: Watts expected to announce endorsement today

    12/19/2011 8:39:42 AM PST · by TBBT · 26 replies ^ | 12/19/2011 | Alexis Garrett Stodghill
    Orleans. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images) J.C. Watts, Jr. a former Republican congressman, is expected to endorse Newt Gingrich for president imminently. NBC News is reporting that Gingrich will secure the former Oklahoma representative's endorsement in an announcement that is likely to be made later today. Watts was elected to Congress in 1994, becoming the first African-American to win a statewide office in Oklahoma. Gingrich is famously credited with leading Republicans that election year to winning control of the House for the first time in 40 years, according to the New York Times. Gingrich then served as Speaker of the...
  • Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson Re-Team to Scrap Nukes, Save the Budget

    11/02/2011 11:33:32 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 6 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 11-02-11 | Hollywoodland
    Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson are teaming up again but this time its about more than whitewashing history via the big screen. Watts portrayed the former CIA operative in Fair Game, the 2010 feature on Wilsons famous outing by a member of the Bush administration. Now, the two women are joining forces to compel the Obama administration to cut nuclear weapons instead of education and other priorities. Their new Public Service Announcement asks citizens to sign a Global Zero pledge found at Global Zero is an international movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Heres some...
  • "Fair Game", Plame movie, a bomb.

    11/26/2010 1:27:31 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 11/26/10 | None
    A movie that cost 22 million to produce has grossed a 9.3 million world wide after 4 weeks in theater.
  • Naomi Watts Toughens Up For'Fair Game'[Plame-Wilson Film "Reinforces Their Patriotism"]

    11/11/2010 10:49:15 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 12, 2010 | Mal Vincent
    Minutes after Naomi Watts, movie star, arrived at the CIAs secret Virginia training center called The Farm, she was thrown to the ground in a way that left bruises. When she cried out in pain, her instructor glared and informed her, Dont say 'ow again unless you need to go to the hospital. During the days that followed, she was stripped of everything that cloaked her in specialness, said director Doug Liman. The actress chose the rough treatment, Liman said. He chose Watts to play Valerie Plame Wilson, the spy who was outed in one of the most controversial episodes...
  • Physicist says fossil fuel burning is insignificant in the global carbon pool

    09/20/2010 9:11:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | 9/20/2010 | Anthony Watts
    Physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt, a former professor and environmental science researcher at the University of Ottawa, has officially bailed out of the man-made global warming movement, calling it a corrupt social phenomenon. He writes this in an essay on science trust issues plus adds this powerful closing passage about climate science: And there is a thorough critique of the science as band wagon trumpeting and interested self-deception [4]. Climategate only confirms what should be obvious to any practicing scientist: That science is a mafia when its not simply a sleeping pill. Now he thinks that fossil fuel burning isnt a...
  • Red State, JC Watts, Endorse TIAHRT

    07/16/2010 1:55:29 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 59 replies
    Red State ^ | 15 July 2010 | Benjamin Hodge
    JC WATTS AND ERICK ERICKSON JOIN PALIN, TANCREDO AND HANNITY IN ENDORSING TIAHRT FOR US SENATE WICHITA, KAN.-Todd Tiahrts U.S. Senate campaign today announced that former Oklahoma Congressman JC Watts has endorsed Todd Tiahrt for the U.S. Senate. Watts was one of the most prominent conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives during his tenure and delivered the Republican response to President Clintons State of the Union address in 1997. The Tiahrt campaign also announced that editor, Erick Erickson, has endorsed Tiahrt in his U.S. Senate race. is one of the most influential right-of-center blogs in the...
  • Suit claims lawyers cheated aging mom

    04/14/2010 2:28:12 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 9 replies · 606+ views
    San Antonio Epress News ^ | 04/12/2010 12:00 CDT | John MacCormack
    EDINBURG As wrongful death cases go, the one that almost predictably followed the fatal fall of construction worker Antonio Rivas in McAllen in May 2002 was unremarkable in every respect but one. A lawsuit against the company that employed Rivas was quickly filed by lawyers from the Watts Law Firm on behalf of Rivas' widow, Maria Zuniga, and his aging mother, Cayetana Rivas, who lived across the Rio Grande in a small border village. In August 2003, the case was settled for $1.8 million, but that did not end the matter. Now pending in Hidalgo County is another suit,...
  • Charlie Watts Dismisses Rolling Stones (always hated Elvis)

    01/29/2010 7:30:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 68 replies · 1,525+ views
    Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has revealed he no longer cares if the band continues saying, "Honestly, I couldn't care less if it were over." Watts is famously dismissive of popular music with jazz his widely acknowledged first love. He is currently on tour with The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie jazz-blues band and confirms, "Jazz is my passion. This is the music that I really want to do. The Stones are merely an annoying pastime."
  • Watts to OK GOP: Time to regroup and reassess

    10/16/2009 3:52:21 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 7 replies · 713+ views
    Oklahoma Watchdog ^ | Ocotber 16, 2009 | Andrew W. Griffin
    By Andrew W. Griffin Oklahoma Watchdog Posted: October 16, 2009 TULSA, Okla. Former Fourth Congressional District Rep. J.C. Watts told a group of fellow Republicans Thursday night during a Get Out the Vote rally, Ive been accused of not being black enough. And, Ive been accused of not being pure enough, he told the gathering hosted by Better Business Bureau President Rick Brinkley and Oklahoma GOP Chairman Gary Jones. The audience included Attorney General candidate Ryan Leonard and Dewey Bartlett, running for Tulsa mayor. Watts, a former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback, said his experience in Congress shaped him and...
  • J. C. Watts for President

    08/12/2009 7:50:32 PM PDT · by LGardenier · 40 replies · 795+ views
    Perennis ^ | Aug 12, 2009 | LGardenier
    Now that the people of the United States have broken down an ethnic barrier and elected Barack Hussein Obama as the first Afro-Arab-American President (1) perhaps it is time to look for a more conventional American as the next President. Of course Mr. Obama is an African-American but he is Afro-Arab recalling that some 48% of the African continent is Islamic (462 million people) and about a dozen African countries have ethnic Arab majorities and many more with sizable Arab minority population; Kenya for instance
  • Maxine Waters job-training center caught in funding ban (Call it Maxine's Moonbat Academy instead)

    07/04/2009 9:07:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 771+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/4/09 | Richard Simon and Kate Linthicum
    Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington -- The Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, a job-training facility in one of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, is threatened with receiving no federal money at a time of high unemployment -- simply because of its name. The center has become a victim of a move on Capitol Hill to block funding for projects that bear the monikers of sitting lawmakers. "It doesn't seem fair that rich private entities can get funded and this poor school cannot," said Rep. Waters (D-Los Angeles), who had a heated confrontation with Appropriations Committee Chairman David R. Obey (D-Wis.)...
  • Sonia Sotomayor and bootstraps

    06/08/2009 1:55:58 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 6/7/2009 | J.C. Watts
    There is a side to most of us that loves to see the underdog win, the poor person do well, or the batter hit it out of the park down three runs with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth. (snip)Judging from the accolades showered on Sotomayor over the past several weeks, you would think that coming from humble beginnings is the benchmark for the Supreme Court. Well, if that's the case, recall how Clarence Thomas was treated in his confirmation process. I guarantee you'll not find more humble beginnings than his birthplace in Pin...
  • Chasm dividing Americans over birth certificate widens

    11/28/2008 9:00:33 PM PST · by ckilmer · 283 replies · 7,178+ views
    WND ^ | November 28, 2008
    The chasm between those who want President-elect Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate to verify his eligibility to hold the nation's highest office and those who simply support the Democrat is widening. "The Constitution means what we today decide it means," opined one participant on a new WND forum that offers readers an opportunity to express their opinion on the birth certificate dispute.
  • Your Black Muslim Bakery ex-leader facing 3 years for store vandalism

    07/30/2008 3:59:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 232+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/30/8 | Henry K. Lee
    OAKLAND -- The former head of Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland and an associate of the now-defunct business pleaded no contest today to vandalism in connection with the trashing of two liquor stores in the city in 2005. Yusuf Bey IV, 22, the son of the bakery's late leader, Yusuf Bey, pleaded no contest to all eight charges against him, including vandalism, false imprisonment, hate-crime and civil-rights violations. He is expected to be sentenced to three years in state prison.Bakery associate Dyamen Williams, 21, pleaded no contest to vandalism and could face up to a year in county jail.On...
  • Black Conservatives Weigh Voting For Obama (J.C. Watts)

    06/14/2008 12:56:43 PM PDT · by Fargo Rock · 89 replies · 950+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/14/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee. "I don't necessarily like his policies; I don't like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams said. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible." Just as Obama has touched black Democratic voters, he has engendered conflicting emotions among...
  • J.C. WATTS: Your side, my side and the truth

    05/11/2008 2:46:57 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 24 replies · 184+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | May 11th, 2008 | J.C. Watts
    The media have become an interesting institution over the past 10 years. Journalists more often let their feelings or their editorial comments infiltrate news reports, not just op-eds or editorials. There are exceptions, but the media in general are great at building people up and then tearing them down. Interesting thing is, so many people are intrigued by it. Some actually love it. It would be wise for all elected officials, pro athletes and Hollywood types to remember what one of my football coaches once said: "When people put you on a pedestal, that's their fault. If you believe it,...
  • God and Guns [J.C. Watts] (Must Read!)

    05/02/2008 8:15:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 113+ views
    The Pahrump Valley Times ^ | May 2, 2008 | Congressman J.C. Watts
    I started focusing on the political process in the mid-to-late 80's. For as long as I've been involved, it has been generally accepted that Ronald Reagan's success was keyed to his ability to bring the three legs of the conservative movement to stand together -- the foreign policy, economic, and social conservatives. Today, I believe the Republican and Democrat establishments would love nothing more than for the social conservatives to sit down and shut up, but they know this demographic can still really impact an election. It is harder for social conservatives to win elections by themselves these days. They...
  • Vice President J.C. Watts?

    02/21/2008 6:12:00 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 64 replies · 362+ views
    TownHall ^ | 02-22-08 | Matt Barber
    If conventional wisdom holds true and John McCain ends up the last man standing in this years Republican primary, hes going to have his work cut out for him in the general election. Its no secret that many conservatives not just Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter have major problems with McCains positions on a wide range of issues, as well as with many of the less than conservative, if not downright liberal, pieces of legislation hes attached his name to. One mans maverick is another mans mealy-mouthed moderate. However, if McCain does get the...
  • J.C. WATTS: Does GOP care about the black vote?

    10/23/2007 7:07:38 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 130 replies · 71+ views
    RCP/Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | Oct. 23, 2007 | J.C. WATTS
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've noted in presidential campaigns present and past that most viable candidates are always looking to "enlarge their territory" by appearing before groups that may not be obvious constituencies. To wit: Seven short years after referring to Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and other evangelical leaders as "agents of intolerance," John McCain was the commencement speaker at Falwell's Liberty University this past spring. This is referred to in political circles as expanding your base. Or mending fences. To wit again: Rudy Giuliani, America's mayor, who has not been known as a friend of the Second...
  • Zap [Super high voltage to treat cancer, other ailments]

    08/04/2006 12:15:16 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 870+ views
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | August 2006 | Karl H. Schoenbach, Richard Nuccitelli, and Stephen J. Beebe
    40 Thousand volts, four thousand amperes, and over one hundred million watts squeezed into a cubic centimeter. You’d think that would be enough to vaporize just about anything, and it certainly doesn’t seem like the kind of electricity you’d want to apply to your body. But if our research continues to succeed as it has, years from now we’ll be asking some cancer patients to do just that. And it might just save their lives. The trick is to apply that gargantuan jolt for only a few billionths of a second. That’s so brief a time that the energy delivered...
  • *_Book (and limited Movie) Review of The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown_*

    05/19/2006 6:04:31 PM PDT · by gww1210 · 3 replies · 436+ views
    The Register ^ | Friday, 19 May 2006 | Gordon Wayne Watts
    _______~~~Book/Movie Review of The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown~~~_______ Book Review of: THE DAVINCI CODEXX*X*X** XXXX Novel by: DAN BROWN Reviewed by: G. W. Watts NEW: Book/Movie Review of Dan Brown's "The DaVinci Code" ; ; ; *_Book (and limited Movie) Review of The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown_* WELCOME, Visitor: Please Turn on your computer speakers & maximize 3-D Stereo Enhancement for best sound! The DaVinci Code is set to open in theatres nationwide Friday, 19 May 2006. (Film based on Dan Brown's book by the same name.) ** Register...
  • We can't forget the past or we'll repeat it (J.C. Watts Op-Ed)

    04/23/2006 9:16:50 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 582+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 23, 2006 | J.C. Watts
    Eleven years ago on April 19, Timothy McVeigh parked a rented moving van in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.He chose a parking place closest to the always busy Social Security office on the first floor, and a day-care center in which the most innocent among us were happily playing just one floor above.At 9:02 a.m., McVeigh lit a fuse in the truck in which he and fellow anti-government zealot Terry Nichols had constructed a 4,800-pound fertilizer bomb, and he ran like a coward.Seconds later, 167 people -- whom McVeigh tried and found guilty...
  • Oz Backwards: Matthews Tells Matt 'Look Behind Curtain' for McCain Support

    03/13/2006 4:56:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 1,420+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Finkelstein March 13, 2006 According to Chris Matthews, people putting stock in the actual poll results of the Memphis GOP beauty contest have things . . . Oz backwards. In Dorothy's adventure, the Wizard cautioned us to "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." But this morning, Chris Matthews told us that the way to understand what was going on at the GOP straw poll in Memphis was to do just that - look behind the curtain at the Republican heavy-hitters lining up behind John McCain. Interviewed by Matt Lauer on this morning's Today show, Matthews claimed:...
  • Another Racist Liberal Gets a Pass from MSM

    02/16/2006 5:19:39 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 979+ views
    Generation Why? ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jason
    Where is the outrage that was manufactured to run Rush Limbaugh off the air? Is it absent because Gumbel is allegedly black? So just picture for a moment, if you will, that you're watching SportsCenter tonight and Dan Patrick says, "The lack of whites in the NBA makes it look like a welfare office." Think that would get buried like Gumbel's comments? For what it's worth, maybe Gumbel should do some research on the emerging face of the GOP.
  • More young blacks ready to embrace GOP

    02/16/2006 5:27:39 PM PST · by george76 · 119 replies · 4,294+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2005 | Kaitlin Bell
    Some cast aside traditional loyalties... Adam Hunter, an ambitious law student with bright eyes, an easy smile, and plenty of charisma, seems practically destined for politics... a first-year law student at Howard University, a historically black campus with a long record of liberal activism. He has political ambitions of his own -- but not with the Democrats. Instead, Hunter, who as an undergraduate headed Howard's chapter of College Republicans, sees himself as part of a younger generation of African-Americans. He is ready to cast aside traditional loyalties to the Democratic Party and forge his own political identity. ''There's a lot...
  • HBO's Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Olympics 'Look Like a GOP Convention'

    02/16/2006 7:25:32 AM PST · by Airborne1986 · 270 replies · 8,163+ views ^ | 2/16/05 | David Pierre
    There were some eye-opening remarks from Bryant Gumbel on the most recent episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. According to a transcript posted by a television columnist named Seth Frelich, Gumbel said the following in his closing monologue last week (emphasis mine): "Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who dont care about them and wont watch them ... Because theyre so trying ... Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when...
  • Jack Kemp, JC Watts To Head (Keith) Butler for U.S. Senate National Fundraising Effort

    07/18/2005 11:02:07 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 647+ views
    MIGOP Email | 7-18-05 | David Doyle
    Jack Kemp, JC Watts To Head Butler for U.S. Senate National Fundraising Effort Lathrup VillageTwo of the GOPs most prominent national leaders have signed on as Co-Chairs of Keith Butlers national finance committee. Jack Kemp and JC Watts, two of the Republican Partys most prominent leaders and spokesmen have agreed to head up Keith Butlers national fundraising efforts. Jack and JC are two people that I greatly admire. They have both served this country with honesty and integrity. I am very grateful that they will help me in my campaign, said Keith Butler, candidate for the U.S. Senate. The Butler...
  • Brad Henry beats J.C. Watts in poll

    07/02/2005 6:01:29 PM PDT · by Patriot814 · 32 replies · 890+ views
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A statewide poll of registered voters says Democratic Governor Brad Henry would win re-election in a race with former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts. The Oklahoma Poll co-sponsored by the Tulsa World and Tulsa TV station KOTV found 48.5 percent would vote for Henry and 33.9 percent would vote for Watts. About 17.5 percent were undecided. Watts has not decided whether to run but a spokesman says he's giving the idea "serious consideration." Henry has said he will run for a second term. The poll was taken June 23rd through 27th and has a margin of error...
  • Poll: Gov. Henry Would Win Re-Election

    07/01/2005 9:58:36 PM PDT · by okstate · 15 replies · 519+ views
    KTEN ^ | 1st July 2005
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A statewide poll of registered voters says Democratic Governor Brad Henry would win re-election in a race with former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts. The Oklahoma Poll co-sponsored by the Tulsa World and Tulsa TV station KOTV found 48.5 percent would vote for Henry and 33.9 percent would vote for Watts. About 17.5 percent were undecided. Watts has not decided whether to run but a spokesman says he's giving the idea "serious consideration." Henry has said he will run for a second term. The poll was taken June 23rd through 27th and has a margin of error...
  • GOP vowing to attract black voters

    04/17/2005 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 12 replies · 568+ views
    Oakland Press ^ | 4-17-05 | Sven Gustafson
    GOP vowing to attract black voters Web-posted Apr 17, 2005 By SVEN GUSTAFSON Of The Daily Oakland Press Last month, a bill to erect a Ten Commandments monument in the Capitol building passed the state House with six black Democrats, among other bipartisan backing, supporting the Republican initiative. Just last week, the Rev. Keith Butler, founder of the 21,000-member Word of Faith International Christian Church Center in Southfield and a black Republican, formally threw his hat into the race for the GOP nomination for a seat in the U.S. Senate. With one former Republican National Committee chairman boldly predicting after...
  • Watts says he hasn't ruled out run for Oklahoma governor

    04/11/2005 8:36:48 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 10 replies · 744+ views ^ | 4/10/05 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts hasn't ruled out running for governor next year but he said he wasn't ready to make a decision. ''I have been encouraged to do it, and I pay attention to the people who are encouraging me to do it because they've been great friends of mine,'' Watts told The Oklahoman's Washington bureau during a telephone interview on Friday. Watts, a Republican, served as 4th Congressional District representative from 1995 to 2003 in the U.S. House. He now runs the J.C. Watts Cos., which do government affairs and business consulting work in...
  • Barbour among surprising results of Web Poll

    04/02/2005 3:32:11 PM PST · by WillRain · 49 replies · 1,328+ views
    Survey Saint Louis ^ | 4/2/2005 | Self
    Survey Saint Louis, LCC has been conducting an ongoing web-survey to determine the favorite candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. The voting, which was structured in an NCAA style 64 place bracket, has reduced the field to 4 candidates. Currently, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour leads former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich 60.4% - 39.6% and former Congressman J.C. Watts leads Florida Governor Jeb Bush 53% - 47%. Each race has seen over 2,000 votes with previous races often reaching a total of 10,000 or more.
  • Why Trial Lawyers Don't Wear Snake Boots - Professional Courtesy

    03/11/2005 8:56:25 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 2 replies · 655+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/23/2005 | John MacCormack
    Posted: 02/23/2005 12:00 AM CST John MacCormack Express-News Staff Writer CRYSTAL CITY On Valentine's Day, lawyer Jesse Gamez sent City Manager Diana Palacios two dozen long-stem red roses as a tender tribute to their long-term relationship. That same day, Palacios was sworn in as a juror in a multimillion-dollar product liability suit against Ford Motor Co. over a wreck two years ago that killed two people. It was something that everyone in the county but the Ford lawyers knew: Juror No. 17 was the main squeeze of one of the plaintiff's lawyers. Like all small town secrets, this one...
  • Pacific Storm Soaks Calif., Ariz., Nev.

    12/30/2004 9:43:39 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 32 replies · 1,564+ views ^ | December 29, 2004
    A powerful Pacific storm is drenching parts of the Southwest.In Arizona, flooding has forced hundreds of people to evacuate homes in low-lying areas of Sedona, where scenic Oak Creek rose 11 feet during the night. Authorities say the rain is causing some rock slides, making conditions unsafe for emergency crews.Recreational vehicles were seen floating in the water southwest of Sedona. The creek hit 14 feet by mid-morning Wednesday and was expected to rise another few feet. Forecasters warned that storm runoff could lead to flash flooding elsewhere, which could prompt more evacuations.About 300 people in Sedona were evacuated. AP Image...
  • Hundreds rally to keep L.A. hospital open

    11/15/2004 6:47:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 637+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/15/04 | Paul Chavez - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The proposed closure of a busy hospital trauma unit serving a poor, violence-plagued neighborhood drew politicians, celebrities and hundreds of protesters at a rally and public meeting Monday. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., actress Angela Bassett and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters joined nearly 1,000 people gathered near the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, where protesters waved signs and chanted slogans against the closure. Afterward, the crowd jammed into a meeting where the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took public comment. "I know that I am on the...
  • J.C. Watts: Democrats Afraid Of GOP Agenda For Black Americans

    10/11/2004 3:18:32 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 1,811+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robert Traynham 202-863-8614WASHINGTON, DC - Former Congressman J.C. Watts today called on the Democratic National Committee campaign to retract a misleading television advertisement that questions President Bushs commitment to African Americans and also questioned the accusations the DNC made this afternoon in a conference call to news media. Instead of discussing the significant strides that our country has seen in regards to race, Democrats choose to falsely claim that African Americans have not benefited from President Bushs policies. Nothing could be further from the truth. Under President Bushs leadership, minority home ownership is at record levels,...
  • Rolling Stones drummer beats throat cancer

    10/02/2004 10:47:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 827+ views
    Canada.Com ^ | Canadian Press
    LONDON -- Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has won a battle with throat cancer, lead singer Mick Jagger was quoted as telling a newspaper Saturday.
  • Bush Stumps for GOP Gubernatorial Candidates in Mississippi, Kentucky

    11/01/2003 8:47:07 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 228+ views
    Memphis, TN, Commercial-Appeal ^ | 11-01-03 | Reichmann, Deb
    Bush stumps for GOP gubernatorial candidates in Mississippi, Kentucky By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer November 1, 2003 CRAWFORD, Texas - In a test of his popularity a year before his own race for re-election, President Bush is standing with Republican gubernatorial candidates trying to replace Democrats in Mississippi and Kentucky. Bush's agenda included campaign stops Saturday in Mississippi for former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour, who is trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. The president planned to visit Southaven and Gulfport, two GOP strongholds at opposite ends of the state. In Kentucky, the president was to visit...